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Is Joe Rogan’s Spotify Exclusivity Damaging His Relevance?

Joe Rogan made the headlines last year when his highly lucrative exclusivity deal with Spotify was revealed. The Joe Rogan Experience, one of the most successful podcasts in the world first appeared on Spotify on September 1 and from December 1, all episodes were released exclusively on the streaming platform, having previously boasted a huge following on YouTube.While the financial benefits for Rogan and the show are undeniable, Statista's Martin Armstrong asks (and answers) has restricting...

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Declassified FISA Opinion Shows More FBI Abuses

Authored by 'Techno Fog' via The Reactionary substack,The FBI continued to spy on Americans without a warrant...A FISA Court opinion and order declassified today reveals continued FBI abuses of “raw FISA-acquired information.” After a DOJ National Security Division review, the FISA Court noted “the FBI’s failure to properly apply its querying standard when searching Section 702-acquired information was more pervasive than was previously believed.”This opinion includes these findings:April...

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New Chinese Decree Forces Religious Leaders To Actively Support Communist Party

China has rolled out with a new policy which requires all religious leaders in the country to show open support to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The new decree goes into effect May 1 and orders all religious heads, including Christian pastors and bishops, to "follow the lead of and support the Communist Party."While Chinese state interference in religious affairs of citizens is far from anything new, this particular decree appears far reaching and is also aimed at rooting out "foreign"...

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Aussie Defence Minister Warns Conflict Over Taiwan “Cannot Be Discounted”

Authored by Daniel Yeng via The Epoch Times,Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton is warning that conflict over Taiwan is a possibility and has vowed to work with allies to maintain peace in the region.“People need to be realistic about the activity,” Dutton told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Sunday.“There is militarisation of bases across the region. Obviously, there is a significant amount of activity, and there is an animosity between Taiwan and China.”“If you look at any...

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Corn Prices Touch 8-Year High As Albert Edwards Worries About Food Inflation

Chicago corn futures are up 3% Monday as supply concerns drive prices to an 8-year high. "Corn is in the driver's seat as there are supply worries as well as strong demand," a Singapore-based feed grains trader told Reuters. "Corn is pulling prices of wheat and soybeans higher."Besides corn, wheat tagged a seven-year high, while soybeans are at eight-year highs. The entire agri-complex is on fire. Traders are looking at the dryness in Brazil and cold temperatures in the US that have supported...

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Canadian City Offers COVID Shots To “Black And Other Racialized Populations”

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,The city of Hamilton in Canada posted a tweet offering the COVID-19 vaccine to “black and other racialized populations” over the age of 18, prompting questions as to whether this was discriminatory.“COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available for Black and other racialized populations/people of colour ages 18+ who live in postal codes L9C, L8W, L8L, L8N and L9K at the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE, Friday to Sunday this...

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Biden’s Stimulus Checks ”Wreck Labor Pool” As People Get Paid To Stay Home 

There are new concerns that President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is already harming the labor market recovery. While job openings and postings are increasing, there is an issue with the number of applications as labor participation currently stands at 61.4%, with an unemployment rate of 6.2%. People are not applying for jobs as they should be as they collect stimulus checks and enjoy a work-free lifestyle, all on the backs of taxpayers.There are many jobs available in...

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Beijing’s ‘Big Tech’ Crackdown Continues With Anti-Trust Probe Into Food-Delivery Giant

Two weeks after China's State Administration for Market Regulation - Beijing's paramount anti-trust regulator - fined Alibaba a record $2.8 billion for abusing its market dominance, capping off the country's first major anti-trust action to rein in one of the tech giants dominating the Chinese domestic economy, the CCP has just launched its next major anti-trust investigation.The SCMP reported that China's antitrust regulator on Monday officially launched a probe into food-delivery service...

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“Apocalyptic” St. Vincent Eruption May Halve GDP 

There's no doubt the Caribbean island of St Vincent is experiencing a humanitarian crisis as chronic food and water shortages develop amid ongoing volcanic eruptions at the northern part of the island. Volcanic ash blankets the island and has heavily impacted its agricultural economy. According to Bloomberg, St. Vincent and the Grenadines could experience a halving of gross domestic product due to the near-continuous showering of ash across the island since April 9."The damage on the north of...

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ACLU Again Cowardly Abstains From Online Censorship Controversy: This Time Over BLM

Authored by Glenn Greenwald via greenwald.substack.comEnormous sums of money have poured into racial justice groups since the May, 2020 murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. “The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year,” according to a February Associated Press review, while at least $5 billion was raised by groups associated with that cause in the first two months alone following Floyd's...

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