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  • UN Security Council Pushes To Suspend In-Person Voting, Russia Says 'No'
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  • Amid coronavirus pandemic, reporter focuses on 'Kung Flu'
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  • Louisiana makes changes to unemployment to aid workers impacted by coronavirus
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  • "There Is No Light At The End Of This Tunnel": NYC's Largest Chinese Restaurant Forced To Close Its Doors
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  • Another Biden lie: A 'drunk' killed my wife and daughter
    The fact that former Vice President Joe Biden, now on his third try for the presidency, remains the last "moderate" standing says more about his now-vanquished rivals than about Biden. The same media that post running tabs on President Donald Trump's "lies" ignore, downplay or otherwise dismiss Biden's gaffes, memory lapses and frequent incoherence. He's Uncle Joe, the regular guy from Scranton, Pennsylvania, who understands the common man. So what if he says, without proof, that he worked to "desegregate restaurants and movie houses of Wilmington, Delaware"? So what if he says since 2007, "150 million people" – almost half of the U.S. population – "have been killed" due to gun violence? So what if he boasts about his "arrest" in South Africa for supposedly attempting to visit Nelson Mandela, an effort Mandela allegedly later thanked Biden for attempting? Never mind that none of it is true – not the arrest, not the attempted visit and not the thank-you from Mandela. According to the Daily Beast, "Biden finally admitted that the story was much different than he'd initially described, saying he told police while on a congressional delegation to South Africa that he was 'not going to go in that door that says white only' and separate from his black colleagues." And so what if Biden, who voted for the Iraq War resolution and publicly accused Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein of possessing weapons of mass destruction, now claims he "didn't believe (Saddam Hussein) had those weapons of mass destruction"? More disturbingly, Biden lied on at least two occasions about a man named Curtis C. Dunn. Dunn was the tractor-trailer driver who, in 1972, tragically struck and killed Biden's wife and his infant daughter. Along with many other news outlets, the Huffington Post, in 2008, described the accident this way: "Delaware's Senator-elect would face a more difficult challenge soon after his election, when a drunk driver struck the car carrying his family, killing his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi and severely wounding sons Hunter and Beau." Based on Joe Biden's account, the Huffington Post got it right. Dunn was driving drunk. After all, in a 2001 speech at the University of Delaware, Biden said, "An errant driver who stopped to drink instead of drive and hit – a tractor-trailer – hit my children and my wife and killed them." But the then-Delaware prosecutor, now a judge, who investigated the accident says, "The rumor about alcohol being involved by either party, especially the truck driver (Dunn), is incorrect." Furthermore, the tractor-trailer driver had the right of way, and Dunn immediately got out of his truck and tried to render assistance. He was no drunk driver. Disturbed by Biden's drunk-driver version of the accident, Pamela Hamill, Dunn's daughter, wrote to Biden. The Newark Post wrote: "In 2001, (Hamill) wrote a heartfelt letter to Biden expressing her father's profound grief after hearing Biden make a post-Sept. 11 speech in which he told the audience that, given his history, he could empathize with victims. "'Growing up, my dad never talked about it. He always got very solemn around Christmastime because the anniversary was Dec. 18, and he never wanted to celebrate the holidays,' Hamill said. 'When newspapers had anniversary articles (about the crash), we hid them from dad.' "Biden responded in a handwritten note, which, in part, reads, 'All that I can say is I am sorry for all of us and please know that neither I or my sons feel any animosity whatsoever.'" Biden, it appears, got the message. Both families suffered a terrible tragedy. Why add to the pain by falsely portraying the remorseful Curtis Dunn as a drunk driver? But a few years later, Biden did it again. In a 2007 speech at the University of Iowa, Biden said: "Let me tell you a little story. I got elected when I was 29, and I got elected November the 7th. And on December 18 of that year, my wife and three kids were Christmas shopping for a Christmas tree. A tractor-trailer, a guy who allegedly – and I never pursued it – drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family and killed my wife instantly, and killed my daughter instantly, and hospitalized my two sons, with what were thought to be at the time permanent, fundamental injuries." In 2008, Hamill demanded that Biden make a public apology. Hearing nothing from Biden, she sent him a registered letter. The next year, after an accurate CBS television report on the accident, Hamill said she received a phone call from Biden. Hamill told Politico: "He apologized for hurting my family in any way. So we accepted that – and kind of end of story from there." Joe's calling card is decency, an affable man without a malicious bone in his body. Yet he allowed Dunn, who died in 1999, to go to his grave having been falsely shamed by Biden as a drunk driver responsible for the death of Biden's wife and newborn daughter. What "decent" man does that? The post Another Biden lie: A 'drunk' killed my wife and daughter appeared first on WND.
  • Donald Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill with Over $100 Billion in Aid
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  • DNC Changes Debate Qualifications, Excluding Tulsi Gabbard
    The qualifying criteria for the next Democratic debate are out, and they manage to exclude the only veteran and only woman of color left in the race: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D–Hawaii). This afternoon, Politico reported that the candidates still in the running for the Democratic presidential nomination will need to have earned at least 20 percent of the delegates awarded thus far in order to participate in the March 15 debate hosted by CNN and Univision in Phoenix, Arizona. That means that only former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.), who respectively have 48 percent and 41 percent of the delegates so far, will be on next Sunday's stage. Despite her strong showing in the American Samoa caucuses where she won two delegates, Gabbard still falls short of that very high threshold. Had the Democratic National Committee stuck with its criteria for the last debate it held on February 25—which only required each candidate to have won a single delegate—Gabbard would have qualified. DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa foreshadowed this decision on Super Tuesday, saying on Twitter that "by the time we have the March debate, almost 2,000 delegates will be allocated. The threshold will reflect where we are in the race, as it always has." We have two more debates-- of course the threshold will go up. By the time we have the March debate, almost 2,000 delegates will be allocated. The threshold will reflect where we are in the race, as it always has. — Xochitl Hinojosa (@XochitlHinojosa) March 4, 2020 In response to the expected rule change, Gabbard tweeted Thursday about her campaign's foreign policy focus, and how that can't be separated from the domestic issues that have gotten the most attention in past debates. I welcome the opportunity to raise & discuss the foreign policy challenges we face, like the new cold war/nuclear arms race, Turkey's efforts to drag the U.S. into a war with Russia over Syria, the coronavirus, & more. Domestic policy cannot be separated from foreign policy. https://t.co/jgVxSz1huX — Tulsi Gabbard ???? (@TulsiGabbard) March 5, 2020 Biden and Sanders have sparred in the past over the former's initial support for the Iraq War, so there is some chance that the two candidates' contrasting foreign policy visions will be on display come the next debate. Still, it might have been interesting to have Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, up on stage to offer her own unique perspective on foreign policy. She's repeatedly argued that rising tensions between the U.S., Russia, and China is putting the country on the road to nuclear war. A Bernie-Biden smackdown will likely feature less talk of a nuclear apocalypse and a lot more bickering about health care. That's enough to get anyone running for their fall out shelter.
  • Sanders hits Biden over Social Security, trade, as new U.S. presidential contests loom
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  • Yet Another Professor Indicted Over Alleged Secret Ties To China
    Yet Another Professor Indicted Over Alleged Secret Ties To China Authored by Wyatt Eichholz via CampusReform.org, An associate professor and researcher at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has been arrested for allegedly concealing ties to a Chinese university while receiving federal funding, according to a recent Justice Department press release.  Amning Hu was charged with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements following a grand jury indictment for “concealing his affiliation with Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) in China” in order to receive a research grant from NASA. According to the Justice Department, NASA is prohibited from using federal dollars to collaborate with China or Chinese universities. Hu allegedly made “false representations and omissions to UTK about his affiliation with BJUT caused UTK to falsely certify to NASA that UTK was in compliance with federal law.” The nature of the particular research at issue is currently unclear. As The Hill reported, the university has since removed from its website information about the professor's work. The Beijing University of Technology could not be reached for comment.  The University of Tennessee released the following statement: “The University of Tennessee has suspended Associate Professor Anming Hu, who was indicted by federal authorities on felony charges. UT officials have cooperated with federal authorities during the investigation. University leadership is fully committed to adherence to grant procedures and the protection of intellectual property.” U.S. law enforcement officials also took a strong stance. “The United States Attorney’s Office takes seriously fraudulent conduct that is devised to undermine federally-mandated funding restrictions related to China and Chinese universities,” said U.S. Attorney J. Douglas Overbey for the Eastern District of Tennessee.  “The University of Tennessee has cooperated with the investigation, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office values the university’s assistance in this matter.” “Hu allegedly committed fraud by hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving funding from NASA,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers. “This is just the latest case involving professors or researchers concealing their affiliations with China from their American employers and the U.S. government.  We will not tolerate it.” A ResearchGate profile for Hu stated that his work focused on nanomanufacturing and 3D printing. Hu’s Google Scholar page lists many papers relating to nanoparticles.  According to the Justice Department press release, Hu faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each wire fraud charge and as many as five years in prison for each false statement charge. The case is currently under investigation by the FBI and Inspectors General from NASA and the Department of Energy, along with investigators from the Department of Homeland Security.   Hu could not be reached for comment in time for publication.  Tyler Durden Fri, 03/06/2020 - 18:25
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  • "MILFs In Quarantine" - Coronavirus Porn Sweeps America 
    "MILFs In Quarantine" - Coronavirus Porn Sweeps America  The next big trend in porn is Coronavirus-themed videos. Porn sites across the internet have seen an influx of uploads with amateurs banging in bio hazmat suits and or just simply in masks.  Over the last month, Pornhub has seen 115 Coronavirus-themed videos uploaded by wannabe porn stars, otherwise known as amateurs.  There's a perfectly reasonable explanation for the surge of Coronavirus-themed porn videos, that is, because these amateurs depend on ad revenue to make money, and the only way to survive and generate clicks is to stay super relevant with current events, such as making porn videos about a pandemic that could wipe out the human race.  One of the oddest videos Vice ran across is titled "Bodycam Footage (CDC Agent) Investigates Deserted Wuhan," features a first-person point of view of a hospital worker stumbling around in the dark, uncovers a creepy hospital patient, and that's the moment where we will stop describing what happens next…  Here's a PG-rated version of the creepy Coronavirus-themed porn video:  xHamster spokesperson Alex Hawkin told Vice that Coronavirus-themed porn videos have been surging after it provided free premium accounts to regions affected by the virus.  Another video Vice viewed is titled "COVID-19 Coronavirus: Horny Slut Has to Use Protection During Outbreak!" where amateur pornstar "Chase Poundher" emerges from the hallway wearing a face mask and tells a female performer entering the house, "Wait, don't you move a foot closer. Haven't you heard of COVID-19?" Mr. Poundher then lectures her for one minute about the virus, the outbreak in China, and mask safety.  "I think people are attracted to COVID-19 themed porn the same way people who are scared of their shadow are attached to horror movies: We are all searching for things that make us come alive," Mr. Poundher, told Vice. "COVID-19 is something that brings fear and mystery to pretty much everyone in the world right now... You need to be able to feel something, and what better way to make you feel something than the global crisis we are all in right now." Other COVID-19 themed porn videos have surfaced on the internet in the last week, including "MILFs in quarantine," "Face Sitting Corona Virus - No Mask," and "TSA Agent Detains Woman Suspected of Coronavirus."  "We knew that the corona event was 'good viral material,' but we also knew it was affecting people in tragic ways," Mr. Poundher said. "We didn't want to insult them by making it too real. We personally know people actually stuck in Wuhan and made it with them in mind." They asked themselves: Would they be offended by this? Or would this take their minds off their situation? "We want the latter." The search term "Coronavirus porn" is in a breakout pattern across the US. Americans are increasingly embracing pandemic doom porn as confirmed cases and deaths surge across the country. Seriously, WTF.  Tyler Durden Fri, 03/06/2020 - 18:45
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  • Trump 'dossier' author Christopher Steele rejects prosecutor's interview request
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  • Trump campaign says it is suing New York Times over Russia opinion piece
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  • "You Had To Be Fairly Wealthy": $1,750 To $3,200 ​​​​​​​Ticket Prices For Dem Debate Spark Disgust
    "You Had To Be Fairly Wealthy": $1,750 To $3,200 ​​​​​​​Ticket Prices For Dem Debate Spark Disgust Authored by Jake Johnson via CommonDreams.org, Unusually loud booing and jeering directed disproportionately at Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren during Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate — particularly when the senators criticized billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg — sparked probing questions about the class composition of the audience packed inside the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Journalists and other observers pointed to local reporting from Feb. 6 on the Charleston County Democratic Party's offer of a $1,750 to $3,200 sponsorship package that included tickets to the Charleston debate and other events. Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 25, 2020. Getty Images/Vox "This is something that the average person doesn't usually get to go to," Colleen Condon, chair of the Charleston County Democratic Party, told local television news station WCSC-TV. Citing party officials, the outlet reported that "tickets are handed out to organizers like the Democratic National Committee, CBS, Twitter, and the Black Caucus Institute. Then, they are first given to paid sponsors and handed to campaigns to pass out extras." Critics argued that the prohibitively high price of admission may help explain why the crowd appeared more favorable toward Bloomberg — who will not even be on the ballot in South Carolina's primary Saturday — and loudly antagonistic toward Sanders and Warren, who were both booed and heckled on several occasions. Sanders was booed for highlighting Bloomberg's "strong and enthusiastic base of support" among fellow billionaires: Warren was booed and jeered for pointing to inappropriate comments Bloomberg allegedly made to women employees: Asked about the crowd's behavior in an interview following the debate, Sanders said "to get a ticket to the debate, you had to be fairly wealthy." "Most working people that I know don't spend $1,700 to get a ticket to a debate," Sanders said. The Bloomberg campaign denied that it stacked the audience with paid supporters amid rampant social media speculation that the billionaire "purchased" a portion of the crowd to create the appearance of a strong performance following his poor showing in Las Vegas last week. Wondering why Bernie keeps getting booed at the #DemDebate in Charleston? The audience is full of rich people. Tickets to the debate cost between $1750-$3200. pic.twitter.com/GZcrM5YiuH — Hilary Agro 🍄 (@hilaryagro) February 26, 2020 "One might be forgiven for being somewhat skeptical that those attendees hadn't been paid by the Bloomberg campaign for their presence and energy," wrote the Washington Post's Philip Bump. "This is a campaign, after all, that paid Instagram influencers to bolster his candidacy. The campaign paying people to send regular text messages to their friends promoting Bloomberg's candidacy." Xochitl Hinojosa, a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee tweeted that "the tickets were divided up between the DNC, campaigns (with equal allocation), SC Dem Party, CBCI, CBS, and Twitter." "We invited local and community leaders, and DNC supporters," Hinojosa added. "This is the most diverse audience." Tyler Durden Wed, 02/26/2020 - 17:35
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