How to watch the Quadrantids tonight, 2021’s first meteor shower – New York Post

  1. How to watch the Quadrantids tonight, 2021’s first meteor shower  New York Post
  2. Quadrantid meteor shower peaks this weekend and other celestial events in 2021  CNN
  3. Jimmy Westlake’s top 10 celestial events of 2021 | SteamboatToday.com  Steamboat Pilot and Today
  4. The first meteor shower of 2021 will illuminate the night sky on New Year’s weekend  CBS News
  5. How to watch the Quadrantid meteor shower light up the sky this weekend  CNET
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'Our goal is to save lives': South Carolina health officials urge mask wearing as vaccinations get underway – WYFF4 Greenville

  1. ‘Our goal is to save lives’: South Carolina health officials urge mask wearing as vaccinations get underway  WYFF4 Greenville
  2. DHEC Continues to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine Updates, Latest Information  SCDHEC
  3. SC reports 4,219 new daily COVID-19 cases, 84 deaths  Live 5 News WCSC
  4. Health experts predict record highs of COVID-19 hospitalizations to continue into 2021  WMBF
  5. South Carolina exceeds 33% percent positive with more than 4,200 new COVID-19 cases  WBTV
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Alabama vs. Ohio State odds, line: College Football Playoff Championship picks, predictions from top model – CBS Sports

  1. Alabama vs. Ohio State odds, line: College Football Playoff Championship picks, predictions from top model  CBS Sports
  2. Clemson Debriefing: Buckeyes Boatrace Clemson, #VARSITY Has One More Game To Go | Eleven Warriors  Eleven Warriors
  3. How, why Ohio State is Alabama’s toughest opponent yet  247Sports
  4. Chris Olave found sweet redemption in Ohio State’s win over Clemson with dominant Sugar Bowl performance  cleveland.com
  5. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he has no regrets about ranking Ohio State No. 11  ESPN
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Canadian COVID Compliance Police Raid Home For Unauthorized Six Person Gathering, Non-Compliant Citizens Arrested

Comrade rebels, a disturbing report from our northern neighbors shows the scale of descent into an authoritarian state.  The Canadian Police raided a home with an unauthorized gathering of six, yes SIX, rebellious citizens who dared to peacefully assemble without … Continue reading

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WATCH: Covid police raid Canadian home, violently arrest occupants after neighbor tattles over 'illegal' gathering of 6 people

A video circulating on social media shows police in Canada’s Quebec province raiding a home and arresting at least two people, reportedly after a neighbor told authorities they were gathering in violation of Covid-19 rules.

The incident reportedly occurred at a home in Gatineau, just across the Ottawa River from Canada’s capital city, on Thursday. The New Year’s Eve gathering of six people included individuals from outside the home, making it a violation of Quebec’s ban on such get-togethers.

The video, which was circulating on Saturday, begins with police pulling a man out of the doorway of the house as an elderly person and a woman try to hold him inside the dwelling from behind. The man is wrestled to the ground by multiple officers outside, where he’s pinned face down in the snow and handcuffed. A woman also can be seen outside, handcuffed and restrained from behind by officers.

Police told the French-language Journal de Montreal that they were acting on a “citizen’s complaint,” when they faced off with the occupants of the home after they refused to receive a notice and voluntarily end their gathering. Six officers were involved in the fracas. Fines for violating the gathering ban are $1,546 per person.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault previously had said people would be allowed to gather in groups of as many as 10 from December 24-27 if they self-quarantined for one week before and after their meetings. But on December 3, he banned gatherings altogether in most of the province because of rising Covid-19 infections. One exception he allowed was for people living alone to have one visitor, as long as masks are worn and the individuals stay at a safe distance from each other.

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Rebel News founder Ezra Levant was among those outraged by the video, saying police went in “Gestapo-style, assaulting citizens.” 

Journalist Cassandra Fairbanks, who has been an outspoken critic of sweeping lockdowns due to the pandemic, urged residents  “to fight” for their rights, calling the fact that people might endorse such police raids “scary.” 

Another observer opined that the snitch was driven by jealousy. “Tale as old as time: miserable people ratting on happy people, aka misery loves company.”

Ironically, Gatineau police joined in the conversation only when a Twitter commenter pointed out that an officer involved in the arrest wasn’t wearing a mask. “First two officers were wearing their masks, speaking outside with the owner,” police tweeted. “Some people became aggressive. One male hit an officer multiple times in the face. The officers who were not wearing masks were called as backup and, due to the emergency, didn’t have time to put it on.”

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Trump throws grenades into high-stakes Georgia Senate runoffs in final stretch – NBC News

  1. Trump throws grenades into high-stakes Georgia Senate runoffs in final stretch  NBC News
  2. Pence Welcomes Futile Bid by G.O.P. Lawmakers to Overturn Election  The New York Times
  3. Are Congressional Republicans breaking away from Trump?  CBS This Morning
  4. Donna Brazile: GOP Senate candidates in Georgia are Trump puppets who act like contestants on ‘The Apprentice’  Fox News
  5. The U.S. needs a democracy overhaul. Here’s what Biden’s first step should be.  The Washington Post
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‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ Raises More Than $1M To Benefit The Actors Fund – Deadline

  1. ‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ Raises More Than $1M To Benefit The Actors Fund  Deadline
  2. How “Ratatouille” Went From TikTok To An (Almost) Broadway Musical  BuzzFeed News
  3. The delightful Ratatouille TikTok musical has already sold more than $1 million in tickets  The Verge
  4. TikTok ‘Ratatouille’ musical points to the future of theater  Los Angeles Times
  5. Judy and Mickey would have loved the TikTok ‘Ratatouille’ — 2021’s answer to ‘Let’s put on a show!’  The Washington Post
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On Parler, Talk of 'Civil War' Follow Ted Cruz-Led Plan to Challenge Electoral Votes – Newsweek

  1. On Parler, Talk of ‘Civil War’ Follow Ted Cruz-Led Plan to Challenge Electoral Votes  Newsweek
  2. Are Congressional Republicans breaking away from Trump?  CBS This Morning
  3. Nearly a dozen Republican senators announce plans to vote against counting electoral votes  CNN
  4. Are we allowed to whisper about the transition to President Harris? | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Donna Brazile: GOP Senate candidates in Georgia are Trump puppets who act like contestants on ‘The Apprentice’  Fox News
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3 people dead after plane crashes into Lyon Township home, sheriff says – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

  1. 3 people dead after plane crashes into Lyon Township home, sheriff says  WDIV ClickOnDetroit
  2. Emergency crews investigate after small plane crashes into Lyon Township home  Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV
  3. 3 killed after plane traveling from north Georgia crashes into Michigan home  FOX 5 Atlanta
  4. Plane crashes into Oakland County house, setting it on fire  MLive.com
  5. Small plane crashes into Michigan home, killing three  CNN
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Former talk show host Larry King is hospitalized with COVID-19 – Los Angeles Times

  1. Former talk show host Larry King is hospitalized with COVID-19  Los Angeles Times
  2. Larry King has been hospitalized with Covid-19  CNN
  3. Larry King Hospitalized With COVID-19 (Report)  Yahoo Entertainment
  4. Larry King Hospitalized in Los Angeles With COVID-19 (Report)  Hollywood Reporter
  5. Larry King hospitalized in Los Angeles with COVID-19 I ABC7  ABC7
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Larry King has been hospitalized with Covid-19 – CNN

  1. Larry King has been hospitalized with Covid-19  CNN
  2. Larry King Hospitalized in L.A. with COVID-19: Reports  PEOPLE
  3. Larry King hospitalized with COVID, family says  Eyewitness News ABC7NY
  4. Larry King, 87, hospitalized in L.A. with COVID-19  KTLA Los Angeles
  5. Reports: TV host Larry King diagnosed with COVID-19, recovering in hospital  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
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How One Bad Oil Bet Sparked A Global Trading Disaster

How One Bad Oil Bet Sparked A Global Trading Disaster

Authored by Haley Zaremba via OilPrice.com,

By now we are all keenly aware of the near-devastating impact that the novel coronavirus has had on oil markets and the fossil fuel industry around the world. (If this is news to you, what rock do you live under and is there room for one more?) But while a lot of the narrative here in the West has been about the historic oil price crash in what some are now referring to as Black April, the oil trading catastrophe actually started much earlier and can largely be traced back to the bad bet of just one man, Singapore’s commodities tycoon Lim Oon Kuin. 

The story of the oil market instability that ripped through Asia starting in China is not so much one of struggling oil companies, but a story of banking – that unsexy, behind-the-scenes sector that all too often gets none of the headlines and all of the control. It started way back in January, when most of us were just starting to gain some awareness of a strange and scary illness devastating the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Lim Oon Kuin, sitting in his office 2,000 miles away in SIngapore, watched as this news unfolded and made a decision. He decided that China would gain control of this epidemic before it turned into a pandemic and began stockpiling fuel, quietly adding to his already vast reserves. It should come as no surprise that that bet didn’t work out. 

As the coronavirus spread around the world and tanked global crude demand, as well as oil prices, a chain reaction of defaulted loans, was set off in Singapore that is still reverberating in global markets today.

“Banks tried to recover loans from Lim’s company, Hin Leong Trading Pte, triggering one of the biggest scandals in the oil industry this century,” Bloomberg reported about the bad deal that has left a permanent mark on oil trading.

“Lim’s empire collapsed, owing $3.5 billion to 23 banks, and the fallout from the debacle is still reverberating into 2021, shaking out large tracts of the vast and often opaque $4 trillion global oil-trading industry.”

While this may sound like an outright, unmitigated disaster, as with most financial meltdowns, there are winners as well as losers here.

The losers, as always, are the little guys:

“hundreds of small trading firms, many of them employing only a handful of people, who will find it expensive, if not impossible, to meet the increased demands for information from banks that have become wary of lending them money.”

This is to say that the big guys like Trafigura Group and Vitol SA will be gaining business lost by their small competitors, shoring up their oligopoly on trading. They not only benefit from increased confidence from finance companies who have become increasingly risk averse in this environment, they also have the capital to adapt to increased operational costs.

And, as usual, less developed countries will bear the brunt of the economic fallout from this sea change. As banks become more risk averse, re-prioritize their business models, and scale down, it’s going to impact small companies in small economies the most just while they are struggling with all of the other economic hardships related to this pandemic. In this case, the big banks truly were too big to fail. The same can’t be said for the little guys.

This is true, of course, for many market sectors, not just commodities trading. Across the world we’re seeing a sweeping consolidation as big companies are able to weather the financial storm of the COVID-19 pandemic and the little ones are folding. Look no further than the main street of your own town: as mom and pop restaurants struggle to make a sale, lines are down the block at the McDonald’s drive thru. As local shops shut down, Amazon becomes ever more of the globalized goliath it already was. 

More than anything, however, the story of Lim Oon Kuin and his bad oil bet is an object lesson in the butterfly effect and outsized might of the all-too opaque trading sector. His will never be a household name, but the impact of his oil gamble will continue to be felt around the world for years to come. 

Tyler Durden
Sat, 01/02/2021 – 18:30

Source: Zero Hedge, How One Bad Oil Bet Sparked A Global Trading Disaster

Police Show Up to Home in Quebec After Neighbor Snitches on Residents For “Illegally Gathering” – Drags Man Out by His Neck (VIDEO)

Quebec – Police in Gatineau, Canada went to a home and assaulted the citizens after a neighbor ratted them out for ‘illegally’ gathering.

According to Le Journal de Montreal, a neighbor called the police to report that more than 6 people had “illegally” gathered in a residence in violation of Covid restrictions:

Called to explain, the Gatineau Police Service (SPVG) admitted to intervening Thursday evening, around 11:10 p.m., in a residence on rue Le Baron, after a citizen’s complaint.

“The recommended approach was preventive. The agents asked for their collaboration to put an end to the gathering, but they were rejected, ”commented Lieutenant Éric Simard.

According to him, the Gatineau police officers initially intended to give a simple notice, but, in the end, they had no other choice but to distribute statements of offense, which, let us remember, are amount to $ 1,546 per person.

A man was also taken to the police station.

“He was released, but the file was submitted to the DPCP [director of criminal and penal prosecutions], who could lay charges,” said Eric Simard.

The lieutenant of the SPVG specified that this event required the intervention of six police officers, that is to say as much as the number of people who were gathered.

The police assaulted one of the men and pulled him out of the home by his neck while a distressed elderly woman is seen trying to help him.

WATCH (language warning):

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GOP senators, led by Ted Cruz, to object to Electoral College certification

(FOX NEWS) – A group of GOP senators led by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will object to the Jan. 6 certification of the presidential election results next week unless there is an emergency 10-day audit of the results by an electoral commission.

Cruz and the other senators claim the Nov. 3 election “featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud and illegal conduct.”

Joining Cruz are Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; James Lankford, R-Okla.; Steve Daines, R-Mont.; John Kennedy, R-La.; Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Mike Braun, R-Ind.; as well as Sens.-elect Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.; Roger Marshall, R-Kansas; Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., and Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala.

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