Threads by latest replies - Page 4


China very, very MAD

No.841061 ViewReplyOriginalReport
China has "indefinitely" suspended key economic dialogue with Australia, the latest in a growing diplomatic rift between both countries.

Relations have been on the decline since Australia called for a probe into the origins of the virus and banned Huawei from building its 5G network.

Last year, China imposed sanctions on Australian goods like wine and beef.

In a statement on Thursday, a Chinese government commission accused Australia of having a "Cold War mindset".

"Recently, some Australian Commonwealth Government officials launched a series of measures to disrupt the normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Australia out of Cold War mindset and ideological discrimination," China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement.

Reacting to the decision, Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan said it was "disappointing" but added that Canberra was still open to discussions.

Canberra has previously described the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue as one of the "premier bilateral economic meetings with China".
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57004797
31 posts omitted

Biden(aka the Biderman) removed vaccine patents because he's a leader

No.842497 ViewReplyOriginalReport
It won't speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden's decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his administration's commitment to global leadership.

In the best case, officials acknowledge it will take at least a year for any additional vaccines to be produced due to the change. Key European leaders are adamantly opposed to the waivers, and securing the required consensus at the World Trade Organization many never happen.

The specialized production, particularly of the cutting-edge mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna, would take even longer.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/biden-s-move-to-share-vaccine-designed-to-spread-u-s-influence-1.5419176
5 posts omitted

Milo is no longer a fag? Will open a conversion clinic

No.840336 ViewReplyOriginalReport
https://www.thedailybeast.com/milo-yiannopoulos-desperately-declares-himself-ex-gay-says-his-new-mission-is-conversion-therapy

Professional right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos has declared himself no longer homosexual. In an interview with the right-wing LifeSite, Yiannopoulos claims he is “ex-gay” and will direct his future endeavors to St. Joseph: “I treat it like an addiction. You never stop being an alcoholic... I hope people will support and pray for me, if for no other reason than they share my delight at the prospect of Milo Yiannopoulos furiously and indignantly railing against homosexuals for sins of the flesh.” He announced a new vocation as well, a dedication to the discredited and widely banned practice of forcibly subduing homosexuality: “Over the next decade, I would like to help rehabilitate what the media calls ‘conversion therapy.’” It is unclear whether Yiannopoulos remains legally married: “The guy I live with has been demoted to housemate.” And he took some time during the interview to indulge in transphobia as well, claiming “trannies are demonic.”
1 post omitted

Melinda Gates had enough of Bill's world domination plans:$130b alimony

No.839765 ViewReplyOriginalReport
Bill Gates, 65, announced on Twitter on Monday that he and his 56-year-old wife Melinda are divorcing
He has hired Charles T. Munger, a 97-year-old L.A.-based business lawyer and philanthropist
Munger is not a family lawyer - his expertise is in business, real estate and investing
In the 1950s, he lost all his money to his first wife, Nancy; he recovered to become a billionaire
Melinda described her marriage as 'irretrievably broken' in a divorce petition viewed by DailyMail.com
The petition revealed the couple did not sign a prenuptial agreement when they wed in 1994
Gates was already a billionaire; he founded Microsoft in 1975 and made his first billion in 1987
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9540931/Bill-Gates-hires-Warren-Buffetts-right-hand-man-lawyer-split-wife-Melinda.html
20 posts omitted

White Virginia cop kills unarmed white man driving towards him, murder charge.

No.840387 ViewReplyOriginalReport
A police officer in Virginia has been indicted on a murder charge in the shooting death of a man in a vehicle near a motel, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Brown was indicted Monday by a Bristol Circuit Court grand jury on charges of murder, using a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting into an occupied vehicle in the March 30 shooting death of Jonathen Kohler, 31, of Bristol, Tennessee.

A Virginia State Police news release on Tuesday says Bristol police received a 911 call around 4:30 a.m. on March 30 from a motel occupant reporting shots being fired. Officers who responded to the call encountered Kohler in the driver’s seat of a 1994 Ford Mustang.

“As officers were verbally engaged with Kohler, he backed up and then drove forward in an attempt to exit the parking lot, at which point one of the officers fired at Kohler’s vehicle,” the State Police statement says.

In a news release on the day of the shooting, the State Police had said Koehler refused to exit his vehicle “despite repeated commands by the officers.”

“He then put the Mustang into drive and sped towards one of the officers. The officer fired at the suspect vehicle as it came at him,” the March 30 release said.

Koehler died at the scene. No officers were injured.

Brown is white, and so was Kohler, according to State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/police-officer-shot-man-car-charged-murder-77492506
20 posts omitted

The Biden Nazi's are using the postal service to spy on you

No.835533 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
The Biden Nazi's have have reactivated Obama's 'covert operations program' that monitors Americans' social media posts.

https://news.yahoo.com/the-postal-service-is-running-a-running-a-covert-operations-program-that-monitors-americans-social-media-posts-160022919.html
134 posts omitted

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

No.841390 ViewReplyOriginalReport
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/05/health/coronavirus-pfizer-vaccine-variants.html
https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2104974

>One of the new studies, which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, is based on information about more than 200,000 people that was pulled from Qatar’s national Covid-19 databases between Feb. 1 and March 31.

>During that time, the variants were widespread there: Sequencing conducted between Feb. 23 and March 18 suggested that roughly half of the coronavirus infections in that period were caused by B.1.351 and 44.5 percent were caused by B.1.1.7.

>In multiple analyses, the researchers found that the vaccine was 87 to 89.5 percent effective at preventing infection with B.1.1.7 among people who were at least two weeks past their second shot. It was 72.1 to 75 percent effective at preventing infection with B.1.351 among those who had reached the two-week point.
23 posts omitted

BOMBSHELL Letter: Republican Representative Matt Gaetz Paid for Sex With Child, Wingman Says

No.837034 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
A confession letter written by Joel Greenberg in the final months of the Trump presidency claims that he and close associate Rep. Matt Gaetz paid for sex with multiple women—as well as a girl who was 17 at the time.

“On more than one occasion, this individual was involved in sexual activities with several of the other girls, the congressman from Florida’s 1st Congressional District and myself,” Greenberg wrote in reference to the 17-year-old.

“From time to time, gas money or gifts, rent or partial tuition payments were made to several of these girls, including the individual who was not yet 18. I did see the acts occur firsthand and Venmo transactions, Cash App or other payments were made to these girls on behalf of the Congressman.”

The letter, which The Daily Beast recently obtained, was written after Greenberg—who was under federal indictment—asked Roger Stone to help him secure a pardon from then-President Donald Trump.

A series of private messages starting in late 2020—also recently obtained by The Daily Beast—shows a number of exchanges between Greenberg and Stone conducted over the encrypted messaging app Signal, with communications set to disappear. However, Greenberg appears to have taken screenshots of a number of their conversations.

“If I get you $250k in Bitcoin would that help or is this not a financial matter,” Greenberg wrote to Stone, one message shows.

“I understand all of this and have taken it into consideration,” Stone replied. “I will know more in the next 24 hours I cannot push too hard because of the nonsense surrounding pardons.”

“I hope you are prepared to wire me $250,000 because I am feeling confident,” Stone wrote to Greenberg on Jan. 13.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/joel-greenberg-letter-written-for-roger-stone-says-matt-gaetz-paid-for-sex-with-minor
101 posts omitted

Derek Chauvin, convicted murderer of George Flloyd, indited of federal charges

No.842875 ViewReplyOriginalReport
https://apnews.com/article/george-floyd-officers-charged-6d87b905692ddfa9594b36c876366f4b

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air.

A three-count indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Chauvin was convicted last month on state charges of murder and manslaughter and is asking for a new trial. The other three are set for state trial on Aug. 23. It’s not clear what will happen in this case, but generally the state charges play out before federal charges do.

The indictment sends a strong message about the Justice Department’s priorities. Floyd’s May 25 arrest and death, which a bystander captured on cellphone video, sparked mass protests nationwide that called for an end to racial inequalities and police mistreatment of Black people.

When President Joe Biden was elected, he promised he’d work to end disparities in the criminal justice system. The indictments were handed up about a week after federal prosecutors brought hate crimes charges in the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and announced two sweeping probes into policing in two states.

The Rev. Al Sharpton said the federal charges against the officers show the Justice Department “does not excuse it nor allow police to act as though as what they do is acceptable behavior in the line of duty.”

“What we couldn’t get them to do in the case of Eric Garner, Michael Brown in Ferguson, and countless others, we are finally seeing them do today,” Sharpton said.

Half a Year After Trump’s Defeat, Arizona GOP Are Recounting the Vote to Steal the Election

No.833648 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/25/us/Election-audit-Arizona-Republicans.html

PHOENIX — It seemed so simple back in December.
Responding to angry voters who echoed former President Donald J. Trump’s false claims of a stolen election, Arizona Republicans promised a detailed review of the vote that showed Mr. Trump to have been the first Republican presidential nominee to lose the state since 1996. “We hold an audit,” State Senator Eddie Farnsworth said at a Judiciary Committee hearing. “And then we can put this to rest.”
But when a parade of flatbed trucks last week hauled boxes of voting equipment and 78 pallets containing the 2.1 million ballots of Arizona’s largest county to a decrepit local coliseum, it kicked off a seat-of-the-pants, glaringly partisan audit process that seemed more likely to amplify Republican grievances than to put them to rest.
Almost half a year after the election Mr. Trump lost, the promised audit has become a snipe hunt for skulduggery that has spanned a court battle, death threats and calls to arrest the elected leadership of Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix.
The head of Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based firm that Republican senators hired to oversee the audit, has embraced Mr. Trump’s baseless theories of election theft and has suggested, contrary to available evidence, that Mr. Trump actually won Arizona by 200,000 votes. The pro-Trump cable channel One America News Network has started a fund-raiser to finance the venture and has been named one of the nonpartisan observers that will keep the audit on the straight and narrow.
In fact, three previous reviews showed no sign of significant fraud or any reason to doubt President Biden’s victory. But the senators now plan to recount — by hand — all 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, two-thirds of the entire vote statewide.
103 posts omitted