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May 7, 2021

May 07 13:29

GIRL HAS TWO STROKES AFTER GETTING SECOND MODERNA VACCINE

May 07 13:20

The truth is outecutive admits that they their vaccine is not designed to end the pandemic

May 07 13:00

Despite Massive Push, Survey Finds Just 29% of Parents Want COVID Vaccine for Kids

By Matt Agorist

Despite their checkered past, immediately after the announcement by Pfizer to begin testing the COVID-19 vaccine on children, the mainstream media and government unquestioningly began recommending children take the vaccine — before the clinical trials were even finished.

It appears that most parents are still properly skeptical...

May 07 12:52

Climate Science Destroyed In 8 Minutes

May 07 12:38

BREAKING… AZ Audit Director Ken Bennett: Dominion Refuses to Comply with Subpoena and Turn Over Password to Their Maricopa County Machines

Arizona Audit Director Ken Bennett joined One America News to discuss the latest developments in the Maricopa County forensic audit.

On Thursday The Gateway Pundit reported on this explosive news from Arizona.

The Maricopa County Election Board claimed this week they do not have ‘Admin’ access to their county’s voting machines.

If this is the case, then the County did not own the election process they ceded it to their external vendor.

May 07 12:35

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity will head to new airfield today on 5th flight

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter is about to explore a new patch of the Red Planet.

Ingenuity is scheduled to make its fifth Martian flight today (May 7), a jaunt that will be unlike anything the 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper has attempted so far.

If all goes according to plan, Ingenuity will lift off at 3:26 p.m. EDT (1926 GMT), climb to an altitude of 16 feet (5 meters) and then head south for 423 feet (129 m), following the same path it took a week ago on the 87-second flight number four. We won't know how things went for a while, though; data from Ingenuity isn't expected to start coming down to Earth until around 7:30 p.m. EDT (2330 GMT).

May 07 12:14

Derek Chauvin is indicted by federal court for violating George Floyd's civil rights AND case where he knelt on neck of boy, 14, for 17 minutes in 2017 as other Floyd cops also face civil rights charges

Derek Chauvin and the three other former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's death have been indicted on federal hate crimes charges.


May 07 12:13

2020 - today (Picture)

May 07 12:13

EXCLUSIVE: 'Your doggy chain necklace is waiting for you.' Flirty messages from Hunter Biden's Chinese-American secretary, 29, who worked for him when he partnered with the 'spy chief of China' are revealed

Hunter Biden's emails reveal his close relationship with the Chinese-American secretary who worked for him when he went into business with the man he called the 'spy chief of China.'

May 07 12:10

Biden visits storm-battered Louisiana to tout $4BILLION infrastructure spending plan saying 'we have failed to properly invest for half a century'

Joe Biden on Thursday night returned to the White House after a trip to Louisiana to tout his $4 trillion infrastructure plan.


May 07 10:28

Jen Psaki Says She Advises Against Biden Taking Impromptu Questions And Reveals She Will Be Stepping Down Next Year

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tends lets her daily briefings run long, but she doesn't intend to linger in her powerful post – with plans for an exit in 2022.

May 07 10:26

Go to university they said (Cartoon)

May 07 10:26

REVEALED: Biden's chief of staff and 60 White House employees have ties to progressive dark money groups

At least 60 people within Joe Biden's White House have ties to a liberal Washington DC think tank which does not disclose its funding, according to reports - leading to questions about the power of progressive 'dark money'.


May 07 10:26

Democrats Win Request to End Signature Matching in Arizona Election Audit

Breaking Wednesday evening, Democrats successfully got signature matching to cease in the Maricopa, Arizona election audit. Democrats had few successes in a lawsuit aimed at stopping the audit of 2020 presidential election ballots in Maricopa County, but they reached a settlement. Along with the end of signature matching and validating, some members of the media and observers from Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ office will be allowed to enter the audit facility to observe.

May 07 10:25

$4 million for a science center, $407K for Native American arthritis, $436K for yoga and $250k for the Michelle Obama library: The long list of pet projects Congress members want funded by taxpayers in their districts

Lawmakers are putting in for police body cams, road repairs, community upgrades – and requests for funds ranging from a yoga program in New Jersey and a science center in Florida, now that a prohibition on 'earmark' requests has ended.

May 07 10:23

Rudy Giuliani cuts down the size of his entourage amid mounting legal troubles and hires a part-time driver who is the son of his alleged girlfriend

Rudy Giuliani is making cuts to his team as he continues to battle legal woes in the face of rising costs.

May 07 09:52

China sprayed space with 3,000 pieces of junk. US military officials want rules to stop that sort of thing

Tired of space junk and weapons, US military commanders presented to Congress on Wednesday an argument to create a framework for rules-based order in space.

One reason for their call was that in January 2007 China demonstrated its ability to destroy a satellite in space when it shot a ballistic missile at one of its own inactive weather satellites.

According to US Space Force Lieutenant General Stephen Whiting, at a House Foreign Affairs and House Armed Services joint subcommittee hearing, the resulting spray of junk comprised 3,000 trackable objects, 10 per cent of all space debris the US tracks. He sternly referred to China's test as "very irresponsible."

May 07 09:47

Windows Defender bug fills Windows 10 boot drive with thousands of files

A Windows Defender bug creates thousands of small files that waste gigabytes of storage space on Windows 10 hard drives.

The bug started with Windows Defender antivirus engine 1.1.18100.5 and will cause the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scans\History\Store folder to be filled up with thousands of files with names that appear to be MD5 hashes.


May 07 09:46

Qualcomm vulnerability impacts nearly 40% of all mobile phones

A high severity security vulnerability found in Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chips (including the latest 5G-capable versions) could enable attackers to access mobile phone users' text messages, call history, and listen in on their conversations.

Qualcomm MSM is a series of 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G capable system on chips (SoCs) used in roughly 40% of mobile phones by multiple vendors, including Samsung, Google, LG, OnePlus, and Xiaomi.

"If exploited, the vulnerability would have allowed an attacker to use Android OS itself as an entry point to inject malicious and invisible code into phones," according to Check Point researchers who found the vulnerability tracked as CVE-2020-11292.

The security flaw could also enable attackers to unlock the subscriber identification module (SIM) used by mobile devices to store network authentication info and contact information securely.

May 07 09:45

WATCH: Mansion-Buying BLM Co-Founder Excitedly Compares Herself To Genocidal Communist, Mao Zedong, In Unearthed Video

If somebody says who they are, believe them, as the saying goes.

Most decent and rational people would be deeply offended by anyone comparing them to a genocidal authoritarian with more deaths under his belt than Hitler OR Stalin, one who is responsible for nearly as many human deaths as Hitler and Stalin COMBINED.

The genocidal maniac in question would be China’s Chairman Mao.

A comparison between her book and Chairman Mao’s Red Book, on the other hand, was taken as a compliment by one of the most prominent activists inflaming America today. She became giddy about it and suggested that the person who made the comparison go out and buy a stack of them and start a book club based on the content.

May 07 09:43

Microsoft Edge crashes when watching full screen YouTube videos

A Microsoft Edge bug is causing the browser to become unresponsive and crash while watching YouTube videos or reading comments.

BleepingComputer has confirmed the bug on our machines, and it only takes a few seconds to trigger after a video starts.

In our tests, Microsoft Edge would become unresponsive when watching a video, and a circular loading graphic would appear. Eventually, the circular loading graphic will freeze, and the browser crashes, as shown below.

According to TechDows, who first reported on this issue, the crashes began after users upgraded to Microsoft Edge 90. In our tests, we are using Microsoft Edge 90.0.818.56.

May 07 09:29

New York City's luxury rental market is booming with prices up 6% this year while London's continues to tumble under travel restrictions

The luxury rental market in New York City is quickly bouncing back from pandemic doldrums, while prices in London continue to tumble, new data shows.


May 07 09:28

Sad and Tragic (Picture)

May 07 09:26

The Manager (Picture)

May 07 09:26

EXCLUSIVE: The Profit's Marcus Lemonis is sued by two small businesses featured on the reality show who claim the host deliberately drowned them in debt in order to take their assets and expand his own empire

Millionaire businessman Marcus Lemonis has been hit with two blistering lawsuits accusing the television host of deliberately destroying small businesses on his show, The Profit, in order to make them ripe for his takeover, DailyMail.com can reveal.

May 07 09:25

There's a truck driver shortage, so one Texas company is offering experienced drivers $14K a week

Imagine making $14,000 a week. That's what one Texas-based company is offering because of a nationwide truck driving shortage.

When the pandemic hit many truckers left the industry because there wasn't as much product to haul and the rates to transport products like gasoline tumbled. Now that demand is back up, but with fewer truckers to haul products like gasoline, a massive shortage is looming.

"And it's not just going to be gasoline. It's not going just going to be wood. You're talking about all your retail goods just like clothing, food, toilet paper, you name it," said Jim Grundy who is the CEO and owner of Sisu Energy.

He says the shortages aren't going to only take place this summer, but well beyond that.

"That's the narrative that you're hearing," he said. "That this thing is going to last anywhere from two to four years. And it could be longer because the population's getting stronger."



Lockerdome
May 07 09:16

Even Charlie gets it. (Cartoon)

May 07 09:16

Former mob lawyer claims he discovered the Mafia buried Jimmy Hoffa under a Georgia golf course after watching mobsters urinate on the green

The body of Jimmy Hoffa was buried under a hole of an exclusive Georgia golf course that was frequented by mafia bosses, it has been claimed.

May 07 09:13

At least their kill count is down (Picture)


May 07 09:05

End The Campaign of Fear

We’ve all seen the panic-inducing posters and videos, such as: “Look them in the eyes and tell them you’re doing all you can to stop Covid-19.” They form part of a campaign on which the Government has spent hundreds of millions of our money, making it the UK’s No.1 advertiser in 2020.

Broadcasters justify a daily diet of terrifying sensationalised and misleading stories with reference to emergency Ofcom rules, introduced at the Government’s behest, which ban any story that might undermine compliance with the rules. Posters at every supermarket and railway station use imagery and language designed with one aim in mind: to ensure obedience through fear.

There has been a sustained drive to induce mass panic and phobia of disease. And it has succeeded. Millions of people in the UK are now incapable of thinking rationally about Covid-19. Polling indicates that the average person believes it is at least 100 times more deadly than it actually is.

May 07 09:05

Texas Shuts The Door On Woke Education

Republican lawmakers in Texas are reportedly moving forward with the effort to prohibit teaching of “woke philosophies” such as critical race theory in favor of “traditional history” being taught in schools. They are seeking to limit how and what public school students are taught about race.

Mirroring moves by other red-state legislatures across the country, Texas Republicans are attempting to reach into classrooms and limit what public school students are taught about the nation's historical subjugation of people of color.

Two separate pieces of legislation, Senate bill 2022 and House bill 3979, finding their way through the legislature would ban teachers from teaching anti-racist material, and from receiving private funding or material for teaching the controversial 1619 Project.

May 07 08:28

US general warns that China may pose a threat from the Atlantic Ocean as it seeks naval ports in West Africa that could host subs and aircraft carriers

The top U.S general for Africa is warning that a growing threat from China may come not just from the waters of the Pacific but from the Atlantic as well.

May 07 08:25

Storm is over for Trump! Federal Election Commission DROPS inquiry to determine whether he violated campaign finance laws when his lawyer Michael Cohen paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 'hush-money' in the days leading up to the 2016 election

The Federal Election Commission has dropped its inquiry into whether Donald Trump violated campaign finance laws over hush money payments worth $130,000 to Stormy Daniels.

May 07 08:23

REVEALED: Melinda Gates 'warned Bill about Jeffrey Epstein after they met at the sex predator's Manhattan mansion in 2013' - prompting the Microsoft founder to end their 'uncomfortably close' business relationship

Melinda Gates warned her husband Bill against any further contact with Jeffrey Epstein after the couple had an uncomfortable meeting with the convicted sex offender, according to a new report.


May 07 08:15

Women Explain Why They Aren’t Having Babies In Response To Declining Birth Rate Reports

A recent report that the birth rate has continued to decline in the United States has prompted some strong responses.

Centers for Disease Control data released on Wednesday shows 2020 births have declined for the sixth year in a row, despite many expecting a sort of baby boom to start nine months after many Americans began spending more time at home thanks to the pandemic.

A New York Times article on the subject offers up a number of possible reasons—better access to birth control, economic uncertainty, women simply choosing to have kids at a later age—but most coverage of the report seems to paint the decline as largely negative.

A headline for The Washington Post jumps right to “how other countries have tried to persuade people to have more children.” The Associated Press seems to blame pandemic anxiety. NPR stresses how there aren’t enough babies being born “for a generation to exactly replace itself.”

May 07 08:11

[Video] The Highwire with Del Bigtree: AN AUTISM MIRACLE

For 17 years, Jamison was unable to communicate with the world around him. Now, a new program has unlocked his voice, and in doing so, challenged everything we thought we knew about Autism.

May 07 08:06

‘They’re coming to kill us’: Canada’s Rebel News CANCELED by PayPal without notice, founder says

Rebel News co-founder Ezra Levant announced that payment processor PayPal has canceled their account without an explanation. The Canadian outlet has been critical of the Covid-19 lockdowns and the government of PM Justin Trudeau.

“Look, this isn’t a mistake. It’s a cancel culture attack on the largest independent news agency in Canada. It’s censorship,” Levant announced on Thursday, in a fundraising appeal for legal fees to sue PayPal.

“They’re finally coming to kill us,” the Rebel News account tweeted.

May 07 08:05

Police Agencies Use Cars as Backdoors to Break Into Phones

Law enforcement has been struggling for years to find a way to unlock mobile devices used by suspects believed to be involved in criminal activities, with several officials, including FBI representatives, repeatedly calling for tech giants to step in and help break into password-protected devices.
The most famous case is the iPhone of the San Bernardino attacker, with the FBI publicly requesting Apple to unlock the device and help the investigators get past the passcode screen.

Apple refused to do so on national security claims, explaining that building such a backdoor would eventually compromise all of its devices, as the company said it would have been only a matter of time until such a solution landed in the wrong hands.

Since then, the police have been looking into all kinds of ways to access private data, and according to a report from The Intercept, the Customs and Border Protection officers have discovered one easy method to do the whole thing.


May 07 08:03

‘Don’t learn from ostriches’: Beijing tells Tokyo not to bury its head in the sand over Fukushima wastewater row

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has hit out at Tokyo once again as Japan refuses to respond to international criticism over its plans to dump supposedly treated nuclear wastewater from the Fukushima plant into the sea.

Speaking on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin reiterated China’s position that the discharge of nuclear wastewater into the sea is a matter concerning all countries and not just Japan.

Wang stated that the international community has generally expressed strong concerns about the possible impact of Japan’s actions but the country’s government is yet to make any comment and ignores its international responsibilities.

May 07 08:02

Google To Suddenly Flip The Security Switch On Millions Of Gmail Accounts

While the annual World Password Day event is quickly forgotten (it was May 6 if you missed it), it had one memorable moment courtesy of a seemingly unassuming Google blog post. Mark Risher, Google’s director of product management, identity and user security, wrote about password management. However, he also revealed a move that will suddenly make millions of Gmail accounts way more secur

This is where Google has stepped up to the plate this year and announced that it would “start automatically enrolling users in 2SV” or two-step verification which, in the cause of simplicity, can be thought of as the same thing as 2FA here. Although some of the 1.5 billion Gmail users will already have enabled 2FA, Google will make it the default for millions more.

May 07 07:46

Meet your automated, totalitarian medical police state future: Johns Hopkins demands AI robots and drones enforce covid vaccine war against humanity

Imagine a fleet of CDC drones hovering near your home, sniffing the air for “covid particles” by using on-board PCR testing equipment. Using a CT setting of 45, the drones report that your front porch “tests positive” for covid, yet there’s no record that you have a vaccine passport at your reported address, recorded in a government database. Within seconds, an AI-powered cyborg humanoid robot arrives at your address in a driverless vehicle. It walks to your front door, knocks aggressively and announces in a robotic voice, “This is the CDC rapid response team. Have you been vaccinated?”

This is the future envisioned by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as described in a new report entitled, “Technologies to Address Global Catastrophic Biological Risks.”

May 07 07:44

To promote equality, California proposes a ban on advanced math classes

In the name of equality, the California Department of Education seeks to dumb down the brightest kids


May 07 07:41

Australian man dies of a massive BLOOD CLOT following coronavirus vaccination

A healthy 55-year-old man from New South Wales, Australia died eight days after getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Tamworth resident Darren Missen passed away on April 21 due to what medical staff described as a “massive” blood clot in his lungs. It is unclear what brand of vaccine he received during his April 13 vaccination appointment.

Speaking to the Northern Daily Leader (NDL), Missen’s family said he was “fit and healthy” around the time he got the COVID-19 shot. However, his health soon deteriorated. A report by The Australian said Missen collapsed while running errands. The 55-year-old was rushed to Tamworth Hospital where he eventually died.

May 07 07:36

Conservatives Won't Say It: the Problem Is ‘Systemic Anti-Whiteness,’ Not Marxism, Not ID Politics

Institutionalized, systemic anti-whiteness, yoked to white hot, hatred of whites:

That is the creed that is fast becoming entrenched across state and civil society in the U.S.

Chiseled down, these are also the building blocks of Critical Race Theory, a specious, subintelligent concoction, originated by subpar intellectuals.

The Critical Race project now pervades private and political life.

A further twist of the screw (or the shrew) was delivered recently by Vice President Kamala Harris, who insists on yammering about white America’s historic racism.

In practice, whites are being singled out for a punishing, institutionalized program of reeducation, subjugation and continued intimidation.

Dangerous in isolation, the entrenchment of anti-white animus is indisputable. It is made worse in combination with the conservative cognoscenti’s inability to come out with it. Too many conservatives euphemize our anti-white culture.

May 07 07:35

The US Brainwashes the World

The American Establishment uses the presstitute lie machine to control the narrative for most of the world by broadcasting disinformation in 59 languages. Countries and their news services rely on “news” from the US to comprehend world events. Most of the world has little alternative to American news sources except for the BBC which is part of the US presstitute network. In effect, the US has been effective in brainwashing the world.

May 07 07:33

Australia’s Billion-Dollar Wine Industry Devastated by China Sanctions

South Australian winemaker Jarrad White spent almost a decade building his business in China. Then, in a matter of months, it all fell apart.

It had nothing to do with the quality of White’s wines at his vineyard in McLaren Vale, one of South Australia’s premier winegrowing regions. Instead, it was the result of months of worsening diplomatic frictions between China and Australia.

White lived in Shanghai for several years, setting up a network of distributors to sell his Jarressa Estate wine to the booming Chinese market, where demand for foreign wines among the middle class was growing fast.



Pixfuture
May 07 07:30

The BIG lie that led us into WWI

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American war material salvaged from the Lusitania.

May 07 07:17

Russia Fires Supersonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missile in ‘Signal to NATO’

Russia’s Navy has test-fired a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile in the Black Sea in a show of force ahead of NATO military exercises in the region.
With tensions still simmering following Russia’s build-up of troops on its border with Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry tweeted on Friday footage of the Moskva guided missile cruiser from its Black Sea Fleet launching the Vulkan missile.

The P-1000 Vulkan missile, an improved version of the Soviet-era P-500 Bazalt missile with greater range, was fired via the Moskva warship’s Bazalt main missile system, the Defense Ministry said. It landed around 19 miles away, Naval Post reported.

The footage the Defense Ministry tweeted shows the launch from a number of angles and cuts to the crew of the vessel on the bridge.

May 07 07:11

Fury over decision to let transsexual enter Tokyo Olympics: New Zealand's female weightlifters reveal they are 'told to be quiet' when they complain that a woman 'will lose out'

A female New Zealand Olympic weightlifter says women complaining about transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard competing in the Tokyo Games are being told to 'be quiet'.

Hubbard is on track to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) modified qualifying requirements for the Tokyo Games on Wednesday.

But Tracey Lambrechs, who also competed for New Zealand in weightlifting, has said she believes Hubbard competing in the sport would be unfair to other women.

'I'm quite disappointed, quite disappointed for the female athlete who will lose out on that spot,' Lambrechs, who won a bronze medal for New Zealand at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, told TVNZ.

'We're all about equality for women in sport but right now that equality is being taken away from us.

May 07 07:10

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signs '1776 pledge' to ban 'anti-American indoctrination' in schools as Texas AG Ken Paxton says parents should oppose critical race theory to 'save our kids'

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has boasted of signing the '1776 pledge' that opposes the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) in public schools, as the debate over the ideology deepens across the nation.

May 07 07:09

Josh Duggar, 33, is freed on bail for 'worst of the worst' child porn charges and heads to family friend's home where he'll spend next two months - with no access to WIFI

Accused pedophile Josh Dugger walked free from jail today as he awaits trial on federal child pornography charges.

May 07 07:07

Study: AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine blood clot disorder far more common than reported

A new study that systematically monitored rates of vascular and thromboembolic events in people receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has found it to be associated with a rate of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) of 1 in 40,000.

Using national health records, the researchers identified rates of arterial and venous events in a cohort of 282,572 people aged 18-65 years within 28 days of receiving a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Denmark and Norway from February 2021 through to March 11, 2021 and compared these with expected rates in the general population of the same age and sex.

Results showed seven cases of CVST in the vaccinated cohort.

"If we monitored this number of people in this age range over 28 days, we would expect to see 0.3 cases of CVST. We found a rate 20 times higher than that, which translates to 1 excess case in every 40,000 people vaccinated."

May 07 07:07

Shot to bits: Pfizer and Moderna CEOs speak out as shares plummet after Meghan and Harry back Biden move to waive vaccine patents for poorer countries

Pfizer has hit out at the Biden administration's support for waiving intellectual property protections to allow poorer countries to produce vaccines developed by companies like it and Moderna, potentially cutting into the firms' profits.



Taboola
May 07 07:06

A CURE for blood clots linked to J&J’s vaccine? Doctors discover alternative blood thinner that can safely dissolve shot-linked clots - and may have saved Colorado woman’s life

Doctors say they may have discovered a cure for the type of blood clots linked to Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine that may have saved a Colorado woman's life.

May 07 07:04

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio wants to offer J&J's one-dose vaccine to TOURISTS - but less than half of NYC residents have had a first COVID-19 shot

Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed giving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to tourists visiting New York City even though less than half of residents have had a first COVID-19 shot.

May 07 07:04

Britain resists Joe Biden (and Harry and Meghan) over call for for a 'waiver' on vaccine patents as MPs say it is unfair on firms that spent billions developing them and amid fears they just won't bother again

Britain is among a host of countries resisting calls led by US President Joe Biden and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines to be waived to boost jab rates in poorer countries.

May 07 07:01

Tucker Carlson: How many Americans have died after taking the COVID vaccine?

How many Americans have died after taking the COVID vaccines? Not Americans who’ve been killed by the virus, that’s a huge number, but how many Americans have died after getting the vaccines designed to prevent the virus? Do you know the answer to that question? Do you know anything about the downside? We know a lot about the upside of the vaccine. We’ve been completely in favor of vulnerable people taking vaccines.

May 07 07:01

The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives the world over for more than a year. Its death toll will soon reach three million people. Yet the origin of pandemic remains uncertain: The political agendas of governments and scientists have generated thick clouds of obfuscation, which the mainstream press seems helpless to dispel.

In what follows I will sort through the available scientific facts, which hold many clues as to what happened, and provide readers with the evidence to make their own judgments. I will then try to assess the complex issue of blame, which starts with, but extends far beyond, the government of China.

By the end of this article, you may have learned a lot about the molecular biology of viruses. I will try to keep this process as painless as possible. But the science cannot be avoided because for now, and probably for a long time hence, it offers the only sure thread through the maze.

May 07 07:00

Almost Half of ‘Female’ Transgender Inmates Are Sex Offenders: Report

Government plans to let people “self-identify” as the opposite sex will put female prisoners at risk, campaigners have warned, after it was revealed that a huge proportion of transgender inmates are sex offenders.

A report by feminist charity Fair Play for Women found “at least 41 per cent” of transgender inmates housed in jails across England and Wales are sex offenders — compared to 17 per cent of the population as a whole — and that a further handful are held in maximum-security category A prisons.

According to Ministry of Justice figures, there are 70 transgender inmates in English and Welsh jails, but officials refused to answer freedom of information requests on the number of sex offenders amongst them, alleging that there is no “business or legal case” for recording the data.

May 07 06:59

Weightlifter set to become the first openly transgender athlete to compete at Olympics

A weightlifter from New Zealand is set to become the first openly transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics, Reuters reported Wednesday.

Laurel Hubbard, 43, reportedly has been eligible to compete in the Olympics since 2015 after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) set new guidelines for transgender athletes.

She qualified for this summer's coronavirus-delayed Summer Games in Tokyo after the IOC approved rule changes for qualifying events due to the pandemic.

May 07 06:59

U.S. Justice Department worried about Arizona vote recount

The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County.

In a letter to GOP Senate President Karen Fann, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said the Senate’s farming out of 2.1 million ballots from the state’s most populous county to a contractor may run afoul of federal law requiring ballots to remain in the control of elections officials for 22 months.

May 07 06:58

BREAKING: Maricopa County Officials REFUSE To Turn Over Subpoenaed Devices Used In 2020 Election

Law enforcement officials in Maricopa County, Arizona are refusing to turn over electronic devices subpoenaed by the Arizona State Legislature this week, claiming that compliance with the legislature’s lawful order would create an unspecified “security risk” to “law enforcement data.”

A letter signed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and addressed to former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett vigorously defended officials’ decision to not turn over internet routers, but did not elaborate on the purported risk that complying with the subpoena would cause.

May 07 06:53

Florida's new voting law immediately hit with lawsuits

Voting rights groups on Thursday filed a pair of lawsuits targeting a restrictive GOP-crafted voting bill, just moments after it was signed into law by Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The complaints, both filed in federal court in Tallahassee, claim the law, SB 90, illegally restricts access to the ballot box, with one of the suits alleging the measure will result in illegal discrimination against voters of color.

“SB 90 is a bill that purports to solve problems that do not exist," reads one of the suits. "[It] caters to a dangerous lie about the 2020 election that threatens our most basic democratic values, and, in the end, makes it harder to vote without adequate justification for doing so.”

The legal challenges come after Florida Republicans passed the measure on near party-line votes over objections from civil rights groups and every one of the state’s 67 county-level election supervisors.

May 07 06:52

Why Star Wars Fans Are Concerned About The Bad Batch and Whitewashing

This week a new Star Wars animated series on Disney+, The Bad Batch, re-introduced us to the last days of the Clone War and the rise of the sinister Empire. But amid the blaster fights and familiar faces, some fans have shown concern that the show’s major characters have had their skin tones adjusted, pushing them away from their roots.

May 07 06:51

NASA thinks that giant moon crater telescope idea might work

Our telescopes on Earth and in space may one day welcome a new companion: a massive telescope on the moon. What's extra clever about the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope idea is that the LCRT would use an existing crater on the moon's far side.

On Wednesday, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced the LCRT is receiving $500,000 in Phase II funding through NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts program. While the LCRT isn't an official NASA mission yet, the funding round is a vote of confidence in the idea.

May 07 06:51

Volcanoes on Mars could be active, raising possibility of recent habitable conditions

Evidence of recent volcanic activity on Mars shows that eruptions could have taken place within the past 50,000 years, a paper by Planetary Science Institute Research Scientist David Horvath says.

Most volcanism on the Red Planet occurred between 3 and 4 billion years ago, with smaller eruptions in isolated locales continuing perhaps as recently as 3 million years ago. But, until now, there was no evidence to indicate whether Mars could still be volcanically active.

Using data from satellites orbiting Mars, the research team found evidence of an eruption in a region called Elysium Planitia that would be the youngest known volcanic eruption on Mars, said Horvath, lead author on "Evidence for geologically recent explosive volcanism in Elysium Planitia, Mars," which appears in Icarus.

May 07 06:50

Apple just issued this urgent warning to iPhone users and you need to read it

When Apple typically issues mid-cycle iOS updates, I don’t always update my iPhone immediately. Especially if the new update doesn’t address any serious security issues or have any compelling new features, I’ve never been in a rush to update my phone if things are already running smoothly. The recent release of iOS 14.5.1, however, is an exception and an update you’ll probably want to download as soon as possible.

Apple first released iOS 14.5 just about a week ago with a host of new features, including the company’s new App Tracking Transparency framework, new Siri voices, a multitude of new emojis, support for AirTags, and more. Just a few days later, Apple rolled out an iOS 14.5.1 update that it said addressed a bug associated with its App Tracking Transparency feature. An Apple support document, however, reveals that the new iOS update also addresses two serious security issues.

May 07 06:49

Elon Musk Is Maybe, Actually, Strangely, Going to Do This Mars Thing

The little havanese likes to sit in a window of the one-story house, looking out onto the quiet street in Boca Chica, Texas. From its perch, it can watch neighbors passing by, glossy black grackles pecking in the grass, and palm trees swaying in the breeze. The dog’s presence is usually a sign that its owner, Elon Musk, is in town. That, and the Tesla parked in the driveway.

There are other, more conspicuous signs that Musk has gotten comfortable in this remote part of South Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border. The hulking manufacturing tents just down the road. The steel strewn on the ground. The mechanical hum of machinery as workers in hard hats assemble spaceship after spaceship.

May 07 06:49

Jen Psaki admits Biden taking impromptu reporter questions is ‘not something we recommend’

White House press secretary Jen Psaki admitted in a CNN podcast published Thursday that President Joe Biden taking impromptu questions from reporters "is not something we recommend."

Psaki made the admission while being interviewed by CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod on his podcast "The Axe Files," and claimed that she, at times, even tells Biden to not take questions from reporters.

The two began discussing the subject when Axelrod asked Psaki about a particular instance when Biden inadvertently ran into CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins at the White House, who proceeded to ask the president if a minimum wage increase to $15 would be included in the coronavirus relief package that was signed into law in March.

May 07 06:48

Bloodbath in Mexico: Another gift of US drug and drone wars

Written by
Ted Galen Carpenter

Washington’s bankrupt drug-war and drone-war initiatives have both come home to roost on America’s own southern border. Decades of U.S. policy ineptitude have empowered Mexico’s drug cartels to the point that they now pose an alarming threat to the country’s basic social order.

Now the violence in Mexico is beginning to exhibit a greater high-tech sophistication. In late April, the Jalisco cartel attacked police in the western state of Michoacan with explosive-laden drones, wounding two officers. It was merely the latest development in just one theater of the country’s ongoing chaos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American Comedian Ron White, has one line in his stand-up routine, which seems to very much apply here: "You can't fix stupid!!"

And this has been very much a stupid policy with regard to drugs, on the part of the US government.

Were I in government, I would advocate legalizing EVERYTHING, to take the profit motive away from the cartels. Of course, the private and public prison systems would collectively yell, scream, and holler; they love high recidivism rates, and those high rates are, unfortunately, a result, of how the US incarcerates.

May 07 06:45

World waits to see where a Chinese booster will come down

In late April, China successfully launched a major component of its planned space station. Since then, the booster that put the component into orbit has been circulating in an unstable orbit, and various tracking organizations are indicating that it's likely to come back in a completely uncontrolled manner. It's a big-enough piece of hardware that some parts are likely to survive until they reach the ground. While odds are that will happen over the ocean, there's no guarantee re-entry won't happen over a populated area.

As Ars' Eric Berger described last year, the Long March 5B has an unusual design. Meant for heavy lifts to orbit, the rocket doesn't have an upper stage; instead, its main stage travels all the way to orbit with its payload. Once there, one option is to leave it in a stable orbit, where it would add to the increasing clutter in low Earth orbit. The alternative is to de-orbit the stage.

May 07 06:44

“F*ck You Chinese People! I Hate You!” – Police Need Help Identifying Black Man Who Punched Asian Store Owner in the Face (VIDEO)

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a black man who punched an Asian store owner in the face in a possible hate crime.

Surveillance video taken inside of Max Trading, a Northeast DC jewelry store shows a black man punching the Asian store owner in the face.

The store owner, Chong Hu Lu, told NBC 4 Washington that he went to the hospital after being punched in the face and he needed 14 stiches.

The store owner said the attacker yelled, “F*ck you Chinese people! I hate you!”

May 07 06:44

VIDEO: BLM Militants Draw AR-15s And AK-47s On Portland Motorists; No Police On Scene As Reign Of Terror Continues

Black Lives Matter militants took to the streets of North Portland on Thursday, in a march for Patrick Kimmons, who was shot by police in 2018 after a gang shootout on the streets late at night.

During Thursday’s event the protesters began marching in the streets, with a couple of support vehicles leading the way. At two separate points multiple participants pulled AR-15s, AK-47s, pistols, and possibly a shotgun and/or Keltec Sub 2000 on motorists who happened be driving along.

May 07 06:43

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: After Only a Few Days in Jail, HUNTER BIDEN’S PIMP Was Suddenly and Mysteriously Released to a Treatment Center Rather Than Serving Years in Prison

The woman who Hunter dealt with when ordering prostitutes in Connecticut, Dianna Pagano (Hunter’s Pimp), was suddenly released from jail last Wednesday in Connecticut. She was ordered to go to a treatment center rather than face years in prison.

The woman who served as Hunter’s pimp in Connecticut has suddenly been released from jail and placed in a treatment center. Dianna Pagano was sitting in a jail in Connecticut waiting for her sentencing on various charges when a hearing was conducted on Wednesday, and Pagano was suddenly ordered to go to a treatment center.

Pagano was arrested for intending to sell drugs:

May 07 06:43

Dow Jones hits another record high as weekly US unemployment claims drop to lowest level since COVID began as the nation's stunted economy begins to rebound

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared by 150 points to an all-time high of over 34,500 on Thursday as the US recorded its lowest number of unemployment claims since COVID-19 began.

May 07 06:43

Oh What a Lovely New War! False Flagging in the Middle East?

There has been virtually no American media coverage of last week’s arrival of a senior Israeli delegation in Washington to discuss Iran. The delegation included the head of the Israeli external intelligence service Mossad Yossi Cohen and Israel’s National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat. Their itinerary included briefings at the Pentagon and also with national security and State Department officials at the White House. Lest there be any confusion about the “mission” of the delegation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced unambiguously that his team would be explaining why Iran should not be trusted and that any agreement with it is “fundamentally flawed” in that it opens the door to a nuclear weapon for the Iranians when the deal enters its “sunset” phase after ten years.

May 07 06:42

Moderna's Covid shot is 96% effective in teens ages 12-17 in early trials - but more than a QUARTER of parents don't plan to vaccinate their kids

Moderna Inc says its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective among teenagers, early clinical trial data show.

May 07 06:42

Pfizer Rescued Biden by Shutting Down Its Vaccine Trial Until the Day After Election, But Biden Stabs Them in the Back Anyway

From the New York Times news section yesterday:

Taking ‘Extraordinary Measures,’ Biden Backs Suspending Patents on Vaccines

The Biden administration, siding with some world leaders over the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, came out in favor of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.

May 07 06:41

Israel cast its fate–‘Apartheid’ –with Nation-State law and dismissal of Palestinian state, says Human Rights Watch

For many years anyone going into the occupied territories came out saying they’d seen apartheid– separate roads for Jews and Palestinians, crippling checkpoints for Palestinians, township areas to which Palestinians were confined and moved. “Apartheid on steroids,” the former chancellor of Brown University said in 2011. “Worse” than apartheid South Africa, a South African told me in 2006.

Now Human Rights Watch has joined the chorus with a bombshell 213-page deeply-documented report alleging the crimes of “apartheid and persecution” that has excited the rage of the rightwing Israel lobby and of course no substantive rebuttal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel had the chance of creating a thriving, secular, multi-ethnic, multi-religious nation... and blew it, big-time.

That a people who knew, historically, what the true costs of religious and ethnic discrimiation were, in both money and blood, should choose Palestinians as "the other" on whom to inflict this ancient, horrific curse, absolutely blows me away.

As a Christian, I would love to go to the Holy Land, and see, and explore; unfortunately, because I have been very vocal on this site about my concern regarding what Israelis have been doing to the Palestinians, I most likely would get beaten up by a couple of Israel-supporters to the point of never walking again.

Depressing thought, that.

May 07 06:41

Biden's Ruinous Refugee Dump

Ready or not, here they come. Thanks to Joe Biden, America the Weary will soon open its doors to another 62,500 low-skilled foreigners from the Third World. The sovereign citizens in neighborhoods across our nation where these newcomers will be dumped will have no say in these decisions. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Open borders judges made sure that the wants and needs of ordinary Americans would be subordinated to those of the refugee resettlement racket. There is no recourse under U.S. law to reestablish local control of the process.

May 07 06:39

Alaska high school teacher is suspended for telling Zoom class that George Floyd 'would still be alive' if he had complied with police and 'sidled into their car'

An Alaska teacher has been put on leave after telling students that George Floyd would still be alive if he had complied with police and not to dress as 'thugs' if they do not want to be targeted by cops.

May 07 06:39

Bill Gates gives estranged wife Melinda ANOTHER $500million in stocks

Bill Gates has transferred another $500million to his wife Melinda as they continue to divide up their enormous list of assets.

May 07 06:37

Swing States Not Looking Good For Biden

Swing district voters who identify as Republicans and independents promote populist policies mirroring those promoted by former President Donald Trump yet are inclined to shun sharp-tongued insurgents, according to fresh polling from a centrist group that supports pragmatic conservatives.

The Republican Main Street Partnership last month surveyed 600 registered voters across six battleground House districts in the South, Midwest, and Northeast. The data showed exceptionally strong care for “conservative populist policy” reminiscent of the Trump administration’s legislative agenda. At the same time, these Republicans and independents showed opposition to congressional candidates who run as “uncompromising insurgents” intent on shaking up Washington rather than “uphold the institutions of government.”

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