Re: The Olympics Are Stupid

Denmark’s Morten Toft Olsen in action with Croatia’s Igor Karacic during the 2021 IHF Handball World Championship Main Round Group 2, Denmark v Croatia, at Cairo Stadium Hall 1 in Cairo, Egypt, January 25, 2021. (Pool via Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters) Kyle wrote this morning about why the Olympics are stupid. He has some good … Continue reading Re: The Olympics Are Stupid

DOJ to send gun trafficking strike forces to 5 U.S. cities

Attorney General Merrick Garland, center, talks with John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney for the Northen District of Illinois, as they walk between youth baseball game held by the Chicago Westside Sports, a part of The Chicago Police Department’s formed Police Athletic League, at Columbus Park in Chicago, Illinois, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Garland is vowing … Continue reading DOJ to send gun trafficking strike forces to 5 U.S. cities

Congressional Republicans propose barring federal funds from universities that offer the abortion pill

Republicans in the House and Senate proposed a measure on Wednesday that would revoke federal funding for colleges that provide the abortion pill.  The bill “would be another important step in the right direction to help save the lives of the unborn and to protect the safety of our girls,” Rep. Mary Mill, R-Ill., said … Continue reading Congressional Republicans propose barring federal funds from universities that offer the abortion pill

Commerce Secy: Biden admin. preparing to invest $52B in building U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturing

FILE – Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 7:31 AM PT – Friday, July 23, 2021 The Biden administration is already taking steps to spend up to $52 billion in improving semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S. According to Commerce Department … Continue reading Commerce Secy: Biden admin. preparing to invest $52B in building U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturing

Cleveland Changes Name from Indians to Guardians

In a Tom Hanks-narrated video just over two minutes in length, the Cleveland team, formerly known as the Indians, announced that they were changing their name to the Guardians. The video was posted from the Indians Twitter account: Together, we are all… pic.twitter.com/R5FnT4kv1I — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 23, 2021 The Cleveland Indians announce they … Continue reading Cleveland Changes Name from Indians to Guardians

Biden attempts to ramp up enthusiasm for infrastructure bill

President Joe Biden speaks while meeting with union and business leaders to discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 7:12 AM PT – Friday, July 23, 2021 Joe Biden attempted to ramp up enthusiasm for the bipartisan infrastructure … Continue reading Biden attempts to ramp up enthusiasm for infrastructure bill

Romanian private pension funds say need more IPOs to support growth

FILE PHOTO: An employee of the Bucharest Stock Exchange looks at screens before the opening trading session in downtown Bucharest August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/File Photo July 23, 2021 BUCHAREST (Reuters) – The Bucharest bourse needs new listings to keep up with demand from Romania’s growing private pension funds, which are beginning to look at … Continue reading Romanian private pension funds say need more IPOs to support growth

Lagarde tames her biggest ECB rebellion through compromise and attrition

FILE PHOTO: European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde addresses European lawmakers during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium February 8, 2021. Olivier Matthys/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo/File Photo July 23, 2021 By Balazs Koranyi, Francesco Canepa and Frank Siebelt FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde tamed the biggest rebellion … Continue reading Lagarde tames her biggest ECB rebellion through compromise and attrition

Poll: Syndicated Radio Host Larry Elder Leads Gavin Newsom Recall Challengers

After winning a court case to allow his name to be on the Sept.14 recall election ballot seeking to remove Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom, a poll reveals conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder is leading the pack of candidates in the race. Elder is also the only candidate who garnered double digits with 16 … Continue reading Poll: Syndicated Radio Host Larry Elder Leads Gavin Newsom Recall Challengers

Critics slam Biden for ‘sucking the blood out of kids’ comment after town hall

Conservatives were left puzzled and slammed President Joe Biden after he quipped about Republicans allegedly believing Democrats are “sucking the blood out of kids” during an exchange with a reporter.  “Are there people in the Republican Party who think we’re sucking the blood out of kids?” the president quipped Wednesday in response to a reporter … Continue reading Critics slam Biden for ‘sucking the blood out of kids’ comment after town hall

Coronavirus: China’s Nanjing City Locks Down 30,000 People

Authorities in China’s eastern city of Nanjing locked down at least 30,000 people on Tuesday to contain an outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus, China’s state-run Global Times reported on Thursday. Roughly 29 communities and 30,000 residents within Nanjing’s Jiangning district “have been put under enclosed management since Tuesday,” according to the newspaper. “There are enough … Continue reading Coronavirus: China’s Nanjing City Locks Down 30,000 People

Hungary to Hold Referendum on LGBT Child Education Issues

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will put forward a referendum asking Hungarians if they want LGBT and gender issues taught to children in a move to head off pressure from the European Union. Prime Minister Orbán announced on Wednesday that the country would be holding a referendum regarding the law, which has triggered major controversy abroad, banning … Continue reading Hungary to Hold Referendum on LGBT Child Education Issues

ECB policymakers don’t expect to decide on bond buys in September -sources

FILE PHOTO: The euro sign is photographed in front of the former head quarter of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, April 9, 2019. Picture is taken on slow shutter speed while zooming. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo July 23, 2021 By Francesco Canepa and Balazs Koranyi FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European Central Bank policymakers do not … Continue reading ECB policymakers don’t expect to decide on bond buys in September -sources

Russian central bank governor speaks at press conference

July 23, 2021 MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina spoke at an online press conference after the central bank raised its key rate to 6.50% on Friday. Below are the highlights of her comments: RATE DECISION: “The decision is based on a significant review of macroeconomic forecasts… The notable policy step … Continue reading Russian central bank governor speaks at press conference

Chinese CDC Director: I Have Taken Three Different Coronavirus Vaccines

Gao Fu, the director of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Chinese state media this week he has received three different Chinese state-made coronavirus vaccines since May 2020, China’s state-run Global Times reported Wednesday. “I had been vaccinated with domestically produced vaccines as early as May last year, and I was [among] the first … Continue reading Chinese CDC Director: I Have Taken Three Different Coronavirus Vaccines

Analyst: Gavin Newsom Recall Is Preventing Southern California from Shutting Down Again

The looming recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom is preventing Southern California from shutting down, according to Prof. Marcia Godwin of the University of La Verne, given a rapid rise of COVID-19 cases that is nearing surge rates. The Orange County Register notes that if California’s old color-coded system existed, Los Angeles County would be in the most … Continue reading Analyst: Gavin Newsom Recall Is Preventing Southern California from Shutting Down Again

FNC’s Carlson: Biden Has Lost Control of the Southern Border

Thursday on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson lamented how President Joe Biden had lost control of the U.S.-Mexico border since becoming president. The Fox News host described it as “out of control.” Partial transcript as follows: CARLSON: Well, you probably have the sense that things are out of control on our southern border … Continue reading FNC’s Carlson: Biden Has Lost Control of the Southern Border

Socially Distanced Jill Biden’s Tokyo Games Debut Includes Incense Workshop, Diplomacy

First Lady Jill Biden made her solo debut on the diplomatic stage Friday, meeting in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s wife Mariko before attending a reception at the Imperial Palace with Emperor Naruhito. Dr. Biden, 70, was fully masked the entire time and kept to a strict socially distanced protocol. She embraced all … Continue reading Socially Distanced Jill Biden’s Tokyo Games Debut Includes Incense Workshop, Diplomacy

Delingpole: Watch Brave Dutch MP Skewer Klaus ‘Anal’ Schwab’s Great Reset

My new hero politician (in an admittedly not very crowded field) is Gideon van Meijeren. He might be your hero politician too once you’ve watched this brief exchange in which he skewers mercilessly the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the subject of Klaus ‘Anal’ Schwab’s The Great Reset. The Great Reset, as every half-way informed … Continue reading Delingpole: Watch Brave Dutch MP Skewer Klaus ‘Anal’ Schwab’s Great Reset

Universal masking calls reach Biden admin as delta fear, push for virus restrictions reach fever pitch

Momentum appears to be building behind calls to bring back universal mask-wearing – even for those who are vaccinated – including reported discussions in the White House and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about recommending masks for all Americans.  The Washington Post first reported that the idea was being batted around … Continue reading Universal masking calls reach Biden admin as delta fear, push for virus restrictions reach fever pitch

Caitlyn Jenner calls Olympian ‘disrespectful’ for anthem snub, says athletes should honor ‘our values’

Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner took issue with a U.S. Olympian who recently turned her back during the national anthem and encouraged other Olympians to show respect to the United States at the Games. U.S. Olympic athletes should represent their country with “dignity and respect for our country and for our values,” Jenner, who won … Continue reading Caitlyn Jenner calls Olympian ‘disrespectful’ for anthem snub, says athletes should honor ‘our values’

China’s central bank requires non-bank payment firms to report overseas IPOs

FILE PHOTO: Headquarters of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, is pictured in Beijing, China September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo July 23, 2021 BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s central bank issued rules on Friday about non-bank payment firms’ reporting of major events, including a requirement to report plans for overseas initial public … Continue reading China’s central bank requires non-bank payment firms to report overseas IPOs

Activist Athletes Demand ‘Right’ to Protest at Tokyo Olympics

Human rights groups joined Olympians past and present Thursday to demand athletes at the Tokyo Games be allowed to mount political protests on the medal stand. In a five-page letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), more than 150 athletes, academics and social justice advocates urged reform of Rule 50 in the Olympic Charter and a … Continue reading Activist Athletes Demand ‘Right’ to Protest at Tokyo Olympics

Auto rally, corporate earnings put Europe on track for weekly gains

FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Staff July 23, 2021 By Sruthi Shankar (Reuters) – European stocks were on track to close the week higher on Friday, as optimism about the earnings season and the European Central Bank’s pledge of … Continue reading Auto rally, corporate earnings put Europe on track for weekly gains

Labour MP Apsana Begum Defrauded Taxpayer of 63,928, Court Hears

Apsana Begum, an MP for the left-wing Labour Party, cost taxpayers the equivalent of £63,928 by “deliberately and dishonestly” claiming social housing she was not entitled to, Snaresbrook Crown Court has been told. Begum, the Member of Parliament for Poplar and Limehouse since 2019 and billed as Britain’s first-ever hijab-wearing MP, is alleged to have “applied to … Continue reading Labour MP Apsana Begum Defrauded Taxpayer of 63,928, Court Hears