People attribute this parable to their personal favorite bogeyman, including Trump himself. Continue reading ““You Knew I was a Snake””
(Bloomberg) — Millions of low-income Americans are locked into poverty thanks to U.S. tax policy, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta researchers say.
About a quarter of lower-income workers effectively face marginal tax rates of more than 70% when adjusted for the loss of government benefits, a study led by Atlanta Fed Research Director David Altig found. That means for every $1,000 gained in income, $700 goes to the government in taxes or reduced spending. In some cases, there are no gains at all. Continue reading “Tax Burden Equal to 70% Rate Crushes Americans Unable to Pay”
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that allowed a lawsuit to move forward against a Kentucky clerk who was jailed in 2015 after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The high court said Monday it would not take the case involving Kim Davis, the former clerk of Rowan County, and two same-sex couples who had sued her. Soon after the 2015 Supreme Court decision in which same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide, Davis, a Christian who has a religious objection to same-sex marriage, stopped issuing all marriage licenses. Continue reading “High Court Won’t Take up Ex-Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis’ Case”
These are, absolutely, very bleak times, but in a sense we should cherish them: we’re living through maybe the last stretch of history before employers start mandating microchips en masse. You’re going to miss living in fear of contracting a deadly virus, once HR brings out the scalpel—and then you’re going to miss the day you had a productivity tracker roughly sewn into your forearm, because of course that’s just the beginning. If I’ve learned anything from the news, it’s that rival foreign superpowers are obsessed with hacking things. And you can bet they’ll set to messing around with your body-chip, when the time comes. At the very least, they’ll try—there’s always the chance they might fail. For this week’s Giz Asks, we reached out to a number of experts to find out whether someone—the nerd down the street, the Russian government, whoever—could actually hack your microchip. Continue reading “Could Someone Hack My Microchip Implant?”
you made all that revenue possible by signing a note and mortgage in favor of someone who was not lending you any money. Nobody told you about that. And nobody told you that you were not entering a transaction in which there was a lender and borrower. There was only a borrower.
The simple fact is that the banks are breaking the law every time they attempt to administer, collect or enforce a debt. This is true in all cases where securitization is part of the deal. And securitization is in play 99% of the time even where no mention of securitization is made in the claim brought against a homeowner. The banks are breaking the law because there is no debt, no claim and no creditor. The money they receive from “successful” foreclosures is pure profit. They have no right to even be in court much less get a “remedy” that is limited to creating more revenue. Continue reading “Thousands of Homeowners Win Against the Banks: Here is Why You Never Hear About It”
POLICE departments across the country Monday night reported their 911 systems nonoperational – and it’s reportedly due to a Microsoft Office 360 outage.
“As of 5 p.m., City phones and emails are experiencing intermittent outages related to a larger Microsoft 365 outage,” the City of Redmond, Washington tweeted. “We are hoping the issue is resolved shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience.” Continue reading “911 lines go down across the US sparking panic as callers can’t get through to emergency services”
I just love the way Bill Gates and Dr. Fauci gently caress their hands in gleeful anticipation of the lives they plan to snuff out by infecting everyone in the world with the true curse of medical technology — an improperly tested vaccine.
If their vaccine was a good thing, they wouldn’t have to lie to us about what it will do, nor would they have to invent the disease so they could rescue us with a cure, which will be no cure at all for a disease that doesn’t exist which is determined by a test that doesn’t work. Continue reading “There will be no coming back from an injection altering your DNA”
Grocery stores and food companies are preparing for a possible surge in sales amid a new rise in Covid-19 cases and the impending holiday rush.
Supermarkets are stockpiling groceries and storing them early to prepare for the fall and winter months, when some health experts warn the country could see another widespread outbreak of virus cases and new restrictions. Food companies are accelerating production of their most popular items, and leaders across the industry are saying they won’t be caught unprepared in the face of another pandemic surge. Continue reading “Grocers Stockpile, Build ‘Pandemic Pallets’ Ahead of Winter”
The idea that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can impact your brain function is not new, but a recently launched investigation by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) really highlights the reality of such concerns.
The program,1 “Impact of Electro-Magnetics on Aircrew Neurology,” or ICEMAN, seeks to determine whether EMFs inside the cockpit may be causing pilots to crash. DARPA is currently accepting proposals and have allocated a budget of up to $225,000 for the research. Continue reading “US Military Fears EMFs Are Causing Pilots to Crash”
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An NYPD officer faces a variety of charges after being accused of acting as an intelligence agent of the Chinese government.
According to prosecutors, Baimadajie Angwang, 33, was in regular contact with a member of the Chinese consulate, who authorities allege was his “handler.” Continue reading “NYPD Officer Baimadajie Angwang Arrested For Allegedly Acting As Agent Of Chinese Government”
(Bloomberg) — A popular website for posts about the conspiracy group QAnon abruptly shut down after a fact-checking group identified the developer as a New Jersey man.
Qmap.pub is among the largest websites promoting the QAnon conspiracy, with over 10 million visitors in July, according to web analytics firm SimilarWeb Ltd., and served as the primary archive of QAnon’s posts. The website aggregates posts by Q, the anonymous figure behind the QAnon theory, and the creator of the Qmap.pub website is known online only as “QAppAnon.” Continue reading “QAnon Website Shuts Down After N.J. Man Identified as Operator”
Wildlife experts in New Mexico say birds in the region are dropping dead in alarming numbers, potentially in the “hundreds of thousands.”
“It appears to be an unprecedented and a very large number,” Martha Desmond, a professor at New Mexico State University’s department of fish, wildlife, and conservation ecology, told NBC’s Albuquerque affiliate KOB. Continue reading “Birds are dropping dead in New Mexico, potentially in the ‘hundreds of thousands’”
LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Scientists have created gene-edited pigs, goats and cattle to produce sperm with traits such as disease resistance and higher meat quality in what they say is a step towards genetically enhancing livestock to improve food production. Continue reading “Scientists create gene-edited animals as ‘surrogate sires’ to boost food production”
President Donald Trump had called for the death penalty to be used for Julian Assange before changing his mind about the Wikileaks founder, the Old Bailey heard.
US lawyer Eric Lewis claimed rumours Mr Trump had been aided by foreign powers in the 2016 election continued to be viewed by the American leader as “undermining his legitimacy”, according to his witness statement presented to Assange’s extradition hearing. Continue reading “Trump ‘wanted Julian Assange executed’ but now hopes to ‘keep him quiet in jail’”
Police shot dead a 27-year-old man – who was awaiting trial for stabbing and seriously injuring four people – after he charged at an officer while brandishing a huge knife over his head.
Officers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania were called to a home at 4.15pm yesterday by Ricardo Munoz’s sister who said he had become aggressive toward their mother and was trying to break into her house. Continue reading “Pennsylvania cops shoot dead man for charging at officer with a huge blade”
New York will lift its ban on indoor dining in New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday.
Restaurants will be allowed to open their dining rooms to 25% capacity on September 30, Cuomo said. Outdoor dining has been allowed in the city since June 23, but Mayor Bill De Blasio delayed indoor dining indefinitely on July 1 even as other locales opened up. Continue reading “New York City will allow restaurants to open for indoor dining after a group of more than 300 owners filed a $2 billion class-action lawsuit”