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Sperry Exposes The Complete History Of Hunter Biden’s Crony-Connected Jobs

Authored by Paul Sperry via RealClearInvestigations.com, Hunter Biden profited from his father’s political connections long before he struck questionable deals in countries where Joe Biden was undertaking diplomatic missions as vice president. In fact, virtually all the jobs listed on his resume going back to his first position out of college, which paid a six-figure salary, came courtesy of the former six-term senator’s donors, lobbyists and allies, a RealClearInvestigations examination has...

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Indian Army Captures Chinese Soldier Who ‘Strayed’ Across Ladakh Border

A Chinese PLA soldier has been apprehended by the Indian Army in the western Himalayan border region of Ladakh on Monday, where both sides have been locked in a fierce border dispute which over the summer broke into hand-to-hand clashes that left at least 20 Indian troops killed.  While the Chinese side has kept quiet about it, Indian military officials say the lone Chinese soldier appears to have strayed across the contested border line where thousands on each side have been based amid a...

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Will Your FBI Entrap You?

Authored by Angelo Codevilla via AmGreatness.com, The FBI-generated indictment of six men on charges of terrorism for planning to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has all the earmarks of what has become that corrupt agency’s standard operating procedure. Their lawyers are sure to claim they were victims of entrapment. If the case comes to trial, I doubt a jury will convict them. During the eight years I spent supervising the intelligence agencies for the Senate Intelligence...

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DC Lobbyists See Dollar Signs Under Potential Biden Win

DC lobbyists are licking their chops at the prospect of a Biden win in November, as a flood of new regulations means they'll have their work cut out for them. "There is a huge amount of planning going on in our client base for what this could look like," according to Holland & Knight LLP lobbyist, Rich Gold. "It’s highly likely the first six months of 2021 are some of the biggest legislative months I will have in my career in terms of things moving." Gold represents the American...

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Escobar: There Won’t Be An Iranian ‘October Surprise’

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, originally posted at The Asia Times, No Washington-designed “maximum pressure” has been able to derail a crucial milestone this Sunday: the end of the UN arms embargo on Iran, in accordance with UN Security Council 2231, which has endorsed the 2015 JCPOA deal. The JCPOA – or Iran nuclear deal – was unilaterally ditched by the Trump administration. But that, notoriously, did not prevent it from engaging in a massive campaign since April to...

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Greenwich Home Sales Have Best Quarter “In A Decade” As New York City Exodus Continues

It looks like the exodus out of the city, first catalyzed by the pandemic and then helped along by Bill De Blasio's commitment to allow criminals to overtake the city, is continuing at a blistering pace.  Home sales in Greenwich had their strongest quarter in "more than a decade" as people looked to escape the city. Single family home purchases were up 70% in Q3 to 311 sales, the most in a 3 month period in records that date back to 2010, per Bloomberg.  According to appraiser Miller Samuel...

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White House Chief Of Staff Warns Of Potential Lawsuit Against Tech Giants

Authored by Masooma Haq via The Epoch Times, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Monday suggested that the Trump administration would bring a lawsuit against the social media companies that have recently restricted and blocked news reports about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter. In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Meadows said that the online platforms try to censor conservatives and suggested that if the story about Joe and Hunter Biden was about...

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“Nasdaq Whale” Doubles Down: SoftBank Ups Tech Stock Holdings To $20 Billion

One month ago, when we first reported that SoftBank was the "Nasdaq Whale" responsible for the gamma meltup across some of the largest tech names which quickly led to marketwide levitation across the entire stock market - as the Japanese conglomerate was furiously buying call spreads in a generally illiquid market and forcing dealers who were short gamma to delta hedge at ever higher prices creating a upward price feedback loop - we observed that according to Bloomberg's previous reporting,...

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Indian Police Catch Smuggler With 2 Pounds Of Gold Stuffed In His Rectum

A man flying in from Dubai was caught trying to enter the Indian city of Kerala with nearly 1 kilogram (roughly 2.2 pounds) in gold bullion hidden inside his rectum. The man arrived at Kerala's Kannur airport on a GoAir flight from Dubai. According to the National Journal, airport intelligence officers spotted the man waddling through the airport and decided he looked suspicious. After executing a search, they soon found 972 grams of flattened gold coins inside the man's rectum. AIU Kannur...

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Democrat-Run Chicago Broke As Mayor Mulls Tax Hikes & Layoffs To Plug $1.2BN Budget Gap

In a sign of where the entire country could soon find itself, the Democrat-run city of Chicago isn't just facing soaring violent crime, but is staring down a whopping $1.2 billion budget deficit, the Chicago Tribune reports. Naturally the response to what some are already excusing as the city’s "coronavirus-fueled budget deficit" is for Mayor Lori Lightfoot to immediately talk massive tax hikes to plug the hole. Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot, via Chicago Sun-Times "Chicago Mayor Lori...

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