Fact check: Rush Limbaugh deactivated his Twitter account; he wasn't suspended – USA TODAY

  1. Fact check: Rush Limbaugh deactivated his Twitter account; he wasn’t suspended  USA TODAY
  2. Trump went ‘ballistic’ after being tossed off Twitter  POLITICO
  3. Twitter permanently suspends President Trump’s account  CBS News
  4. Trump Is Banned. Who Is Next?  The Atlantic
  5. Adonis Hoffman: Twitter, Facebook right to block Trump — Big Tech must self-regulate to protect public safety  Fox News
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Fact check: Rush Limbaugh deactivated his Twitter account; he wasn’t suspended – USA TODAY

West Virginia GOP state lawmaker who allegedly stormed US Capitol has resigned – CNN

  1. West Virginia GOP state lawmaker who allegedly stormed US Capitol has resigned  CNN
  2. Derrick Evans resigns W.Va. House after entering US Capitol with mob  West Virginia MetroNews
  3. West Virginia lawmaker charged in Capitol siege resigns  Fox News
  4. Three men charged in connection to U.S. Capitol riots  WTNH.com
  5. West Virginia lawmaker, charged after filming himself storming U.S. Capitol, resigns  CBS News
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, West Virginia GOP state lawmaker who allegedly stormed US Capitol has resigned – CNN

Darious Williams, DK Metcalf exchange touchdowns as Los Angeles Rams lead Seattle Seahawks – ESPN

  1. Darious Williams, DK Metcalf exchange touchdowns as Los Angeles Rams lead Seattle Seahawks  ESPN
  2. Jared Goff enters after John Wolford exits with neck injury, Rams lead 3-0  NBC Sports
  3. Jamal Adams’ playoff rise makes Gregg Williams look even worse  New York Post
  4. Los Angeles Rams QB John Wolford taken from stadium in ambulance  ESPN
  5. John Wolford hospitalized after suffering neck injury vs. Seahawks; Aaron Donald (ribs) questionable to return  NFL.com
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Darious Williams, DK Metcalf exchange touchdowns as Los Angeles Rams lead Seattle Seahawks – ESPN

Vice President Pence yet to speak to President Trump in days following attack on Capitol

Sources tell CBS News that Vice President Mike Pence has not spoken to President Trump since the attack on the Capitol building. Pence has also not yet responded to Democrats’ calls to invoke the 25th amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office. Vice News political correspondent Liz Landers joined CBSN to give insight on what Pence may do in the coming days.

Source: CBS, Vice President Pence yet to speak to President Trump in days following attack on Capitol

OHA: Oregon sees 1,643 new COVID cases, 28 deaths; 13,448 vaccinated – KOIN.com

  1. OHA: Oregon sees 1,643 new COVID cases, 28 deaths; 13,448 vaccinated  KOIN.com
  2. Oregon reports 28 more COVID-19 deaths, including 3 in Deschutes County  KTVZ
  3. Governor to deploy Oregon National Guard to speed up coronavirus vaccinations; educators to be next in line f  OregonLive
  4. Oregon Health Authority reports 1,643 new COVID-19 cases, 28 additional deaths  KPTV.com
  5. Oregon reports 28 new COVID-19 deaths as total passes 1,600  KATU
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, OHA: Oregon sees 1,643 new COVID cases, 28 deaths; 13,448 vaccinated – KOIN.com

Amazon Employees Call for Company to Cut Ties with Parler After Capitol Riot that Had Nothing to Do with Parler

A group of Amazon employees belonging to “Amazon Employees for Climate Justice” called on the company to stop providing cloud service to Parler after the US Capitol riots on Wednesday.

Parler had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the riots but it really doesn’t matter to these people.
They want conservatives and Trump supporters crushed.

CNBC reported:

A group of Amazon corporate employees is calling on the company to stop providing cloud services to Parler, a social media app popular with Trump supporters.

In a tweet on Saturday, employee advocacy group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice said Amazon Web Services should “deny Parler services until it removes posts inciting violence, including at the Presidential inauguration.” AWS provides cloud services to Parler that host its website.

Representatives from Amazon and Parler didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Pressure has been mounting for Amazon to stop hosting Parler on AWS after other tech giants took action against the social media app in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot earlier this week. Google on Friday removed Parler from its app store for Android users, Google Play Store. BuzzFeed News reported on Friday that Apple has threatened to pull Parler from its App Store.

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Source: The Gateway Pundit, Amazon Employees Call for Company to Cut Ties with Parler After Capitol Riot that Had Nothing to Do with Parler

America's Recline & Flail Goes On

America’s Recline & Flail Goes On

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com,

Let the good times roll
Let them knock you around
Let the good times roll
Let them make you a clown

– Good Times Roll, by The Cars

America’s Recline and Flail Goes On

The storming of the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday was a wacky and wild escapade.  But it shouldn’t be a surprise.  These things happen when a nation’s in decline.  And, as Wednesday demonstrated, America’s recline and flail goes on.

More telling is the fake outrage by politicians to score political points and justify additional control over the populace.  Chuck Schumer compared it to Pearl Harbor, calling it a date “in American history that will live forever in infamy.”  President-elect Joe Biden characterized it as “one of the darkest days in the history or our nation” and “an unprecedented assault on our democracy.”

Schumer and Biden conveniently overlook the irony of their statements.  They may be accurate.  But only for reasons they never intended.  Lost in the ruckus was any candid consideration of election counting shenanigans.  This is the real assault on democracy that will forever live in infamy.

But, again, proper perspective must be maintained.  A fraud election should come as no surprise.  These things happen when a nation’s in decline.  We don’t like it.  But these are the facts.

At the same time, the nation’s leaders have little clue what’s going on.  Schumer.  Pelosi.  McConnell.  All the clowns in Congress.  They think that with that ogre Trump out of the way, they can let the good times roll again.  They know not what they face.

How wealth is created and naturally dispersed is complex and multifaceted.  Attempts to explain it, like attempts to explain the development of the human embryo, are generally lacking.  Nonetheless, for amusement and the benefit of members of Congress who may be reading, the following rough attempt is extended.

Where All Roads Lead

Countless factors influence an economy’s vitality.  The fundamentals include sound money, respect for private property, and the rule of law.  These are followed by technological advancement, demographic trends, and the level of international trade.  Interest rates, the credit cycle, and public and private debt levels are also significant factors.

When a nation’s population is young, its money sound, and its institutions fresh, there are greater prospects for economic growth.  People are relatively free to do what they want, so long as they don’t threaten or commit violence against another person or another person’s property.

But as with spring and then summer, there’s also fall and then winter.  Life first grows and flowers.  Later it decays and dies.

Over time, the size of government grows and laws and regulations become more and more restrictive.  Then corporate lobbyists arrive on the scene and things really devolve.  The practice of inserting pay to play arrangements into legislation becomes commonplace.

As a nation’s population ages and the reach of government increases the economy stagnates.  Pension programs become top heavy.  Public and private interests become entrenched.  Barriers to entry multiply.  Legacy costs pile up and institutions decay into disrepair.

Indeed, economic decline and the stagnation of incomes are the result of many different factors.  Though all roads lead back to aging populations, bloated government, fake money, and extreme public and private debt levels.  GDP growth of 6 percent was common many decades ago.  Now, under the weight of all the excess, 3 percent is as good as it gets.

Let The Good Times Roll

The confluence of these unfavorable circumstances cannot be reversed.  There’s no policy prescription to magically restore health and vitality.  The progression must run its course.  Promises must be broken.  Institutions must fail.  Governments must default.  Currencies must collapse.

Of course, those with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo will do everything they can to resist.  Insiders will use money games and currency devaluations to stretch things out.  Politicians will use government policies to try and abate circumstances beyond their control.

Presently, in the United States all means for preserving the status quo are on the table.  The Federal Reserve, for instance, creates credit from thin air and loans it to the Treasury via bond purchase.  The Treasury, in turn, shovels the money to defense contractors and other preferred service providers – like the big banks.

The Fed also uses its credit creation machine to suppress lending rates.  Zombie companies use the cheap credit to rollover their debt.  And when that doesn’t cut it, the Fed directly purchases corporate debt.

These policies stand the economy on its head.  They concentrate wealth into the hands of the insiders to the detriment of workers.  After several decades of this madness the workers and the growing population of the unemployed stick their hands out and demand they be filled too.

Wealth disparities and the resulting discontent spark cries for redistribution schemes.  Thus, the Treasury tosses some bread crumbs in the form of stimulus checks to citizens and noncitizens alike.  Before long, stimulus checks become a constant.  And the population is dependent on the benevolent hand of government for sustenance.

Mad economic policies, like Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and universal basic income (UBI), are dreamed up to justify the insanity.  The government gives money to zombie companies, goes the rationale.  Why can’t it give money to actual zombies too?

Make no mistake, these are policies of desperation.  They’re a last ditch effort to preserve the status quo and let the good times roll.  But for who?

Not you!

Tyler Durden
Sat, 01/09/2021 – 18:20

Source: Zero Hedge, America’s Recline & Flail Goes On

Trump administration creates diplomatic hot potato for Team Biden as Pompeo ends ‘self-imposed restrictions’ on Taiwan relations

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lifted all “self-imposed restrictions” on Washington’s relationship with Taiwan, likely creating a China row for President-elect Joe Biden’s administration to face when he takes office this month.

“Our two democracies share common values of individual freedom, the rule of law and a respect for human dignity,” Pompeo said Saturday in a statement

Today’s statement recognizes that the US-Taiwan relationship need not, and should not, be shackled by self-imposed restrictions of our permanent bureaucracy.

China doesn’t acknowledge Taiwan’s sovereignty, and the US has operated under a geopolitical compromise with Beijing in its dealing with the island. Neither the US nor the UN technically recognize Taiwan as a country – only 17 nations around the world do – and Washington calls its diplomatic compound in Taipei the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), rather than an embassy or consulate.

Also on rt.com

FILE PHOTO of members of China's navy © WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
China says it’s ‘ready to respond to all threats’ after US sends 2 warships through Taiwan Strait

Under its so-called “one-China policy”, the US has walked a diplomatic tightrope with Taiwan, its 11th-largest trading partner, agreeing to receive its president and foreign minister even while refraining from officially recognizing its sovereignty.

China has consistently pressured other nations to respect its sovereignty claim over Taiwan. For instance, Beijing was angered last August when US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei, the highest-ranking American officials sent to the island in decades.

Just this week, the State Department made plans for US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft to visit Taiwan for meetings January 13-15 with its leaders. China’s UN mission responded by calling the move a “crazy provocation” and saying: 

We wish to remind the United States that whoever plays with fire will burn himself. The United States will pay a heavy price for its wrong action.

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Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers during an exercise in Kashgar, China, January 4, 2021. © STR / AFP
‘Without fear of death’: Xi Jinping orders Chinese army to be ready to fight ‘at any second’

It’s not clear how significantly protocols will change under Pompeo’s latest directive. Pompeo said the State Department has imposed “complex internal restrictions” on its diplomats in their dealings with Taiwanese counterparts for decades. “The United States government took these actions unilaterally, in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing,” he said. “No more.”

All contact guidelines previously issued by the State Department concerning relations with Taiwan are now “null and void,” Pompeo said. All manuals and handbooks that purport to regulate executive-branch engagement with Taipei through any entity other than AIT are voided.

The US “maintains relationships with unofficial partners around the world, and Taiwan is no exception,” Pompeo said.

Also on rt.com

FILE PHOTO: Law enforcement officers scuffle supporters of US President Donald Trump attempting to enter US Capitol. © REUTERS / Jim Bourg
Beijing likens Capitol storming to Hong Kong protests, hopes US can enjoy ‘peace, stability and security as soon as possible’

The move comes just 11 days before Biden’s inauguration is scheduled to be held. It puts the new president in the awkward position of walking into an increasingly strained relationship with Beijing. Reversing the policy could be politically awkward, as President Donald Trump has accused Biden of being soft on China and of having corrupt financial ties to the country.

The predicament is not unlike one that Trump faced when President Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the US on New Year’s Eve in 2016. When Trump took office a few weeks later, he tried to avoid being seen as soft on Moscow after being accused of getting elected with Russia’s help.

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Seahawks vs. Rams score: Live updates, game stats, TV channel, streaming info for NFC wild-card game – CBSSports.com

  1. Seahawks vs. Rams score: Live updates, game stats, TV channel, streaming info for NFC wild-card game  CBSSports.com
  2. Los Angeles Rams turn to Jared Goff after starter John Wolford taken to locker room  ESPN
  3. Jamal Adams’ playoff rise makes Gregg Williams look even worse  New York Post
  4. Seahawks add Rashaad Penny to their injury report, list him as questionable  NBC Sports
  5. Stephen A.: I’ll ‘roll with Russell Wilson’ and the Seahawks over the Rams | First Take  ESPN
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Seahawks vs. Rams score: Live updates, game stats, TV channel, streaming info for NFC wild-card game – CBSSports.com

Toomey says Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses’ – POLITICO

  1. Toomey says Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses’  POLITICO
  2. Republicans suddenly distance themselves from Trump’s false election claims  Washington Post
  3. Messages from Trump backers prompt former Missouri GOP head’s resignation  KYTV
  4. Keep a political eye on Adam Kinzinger, who’s gained a national name for blasting Trump  Chicago Sun-Times
  5. The American Abyss  The New York Times
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Toomey says Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses’ – POLITICO

California records a high of 695 coronavirus deaths in a single day | TheHill – The Hill

  1. California records a high of 695 coronavirus deaths in a single day | TheHill  The Hill
  2. ‘Our New York Moment’: Southern California Reels as Virus Surges  The New York Times
  3. California reports record 695 COVID-19 deaths in 1 day  KTLA Los Angeles
  4. L.A. County’s Christmas coronavirus surge is worsening  Los Angeles Times
  5. L.A. County hospitals prepare for triage officers to ration care as Covid-19 cases overwhelm  CNN
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, California records a high of 695 coronavirus deaths in a single day | TheHill – The Hill

Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone – KWTX

  1. Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone  KWTX
  2. Trump went ‘ballistic’ after being tossed off Twitter  POLITICO
  3. Twitter permanently suspends President Trump’s account  CBS News
  4. Trump Is Banned. Who Is Next?  The Atlantic
  5. Adonis Hoffman: Twitter, Facebook right to block Trump — Big Tech must self-regulate to protect public safety  Fox News
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Squelched by Twitter, Trump seeks new online megaphone – KWTX

BREAKING: FBI Claims Jurisdiction and Yesterday Took Control of Shredded Ballots Being Analyzed in Georgia – Sends Them Back to Shredder

The FBI in Georgia stopped the forensic analysis of shredded ballots, took the ballots away from the forensic team and brought them back to the shredder.

The Deep State is stealing evidence in Georgia related to the 2020 Election.  Patrick Byrne tweeted moments ago:

The FBI demanded that they had jurisdiction of the review of ballots in Georgia.  Then yesterday the FBI took control of the shredding truck and materials and demanded the shredding operation be completed.

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Source: The Gateway Pundit, BREAKING: FBI Claims Jurisdiction and Yesterday Took Control of Shredded Ballots Being Analyzed in Georgia – Sends Them Back to Shredder

AP Top Stories January 9 P

Here’s the latest for Friday January 9th: Democrats plan lightning Trump impeachment, want him out now; Trump pressured Georgia to ‘find the fraud’ in earlier call; Search for wreckage as Indonesian jet goes missing; Worst blizzard on record hits Madrid.

       



Source: USA Today, AP Top Stories January 9 P