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Solomon Islands PM Defends Temporary Facebook Ban 

Last week, the Solomon Islands government approved a temporary block of social media website Facebook across the tiny island nation of 650,000, a move that top government officials said would protect people from cyberbullying and online defamation, according to Australian ABC. By Monday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare doubled-down on his government's temporary measure to block the social media website, "as it was a necessity to preserve national unity." He said Facebook undermines social...

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Joe Biden: Return Of The CFR

Submitted by Swiss Policy Research, A Joe Biden presidency means a “return to normality” simply because it means a return of the US Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). In 2008, Barack Obama received the names of his entire future cabinet already one month prior to his election by CFR Senior Fellow (and Citigroup banker) Michael Froman, as a Wikileaks email later revealed. Consequently, the key posts in Obama’s cabinet were filled almost exclusively by CFR members, as was the case in...

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Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Builds “Radiation Map” Of Chernobyl Reactor

Spot, the autonomous robot dog, from Boston Dynamics, was equipped with radiation sensors to create a map of the radiation coming out of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, according to news agency Ukrinform.   Researchers at the University of Bristol and nuclear experts from the State Specialized Enterprise "Central Enterprise for Radioactive Waste Management" recently deployed the four-legged robot to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone that has been abandoned since the catastrophic...

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This Thanksgiving, The Government Gifts Us COVID-19 Sex Advice

Authored by Jim Bovard via The Libertarian Institute, Politicians and petty czars have canceled Thanksgiving across the nation.  What have government health departments offered in lieu of a family gathering? Endless idiotic advice for “safe sex” during COVID. The Vermont Department of Health captured the ethos of many health departments across the nation: “Decisions about sex and sexuality need to be balanced with personal and public health.” COVID Federal Superstar Anthony Fauci...

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Thanksgiving “Ask Me Anything” with Ed and Jack

Real Vision managing editor Ed Harrison welcomes Jack Farley for a Thanksgiving “Ask Me Anything” special edition of the Daily Briefing. Sourcing questions from the Real Vision Exchange, Jack asks Ed questions about whether the U.S. will enter a second round of lockdowns, and whether the equity market could once again undergo a major crash. Ed shares his views on the future of debt, deflation, and commodities, over the next 30 years, as well as his technique learning new...

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These Are The Best (And Worst) Places To Live During The Coronavirus Era

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the shortcomings of the global health-care system, while also exposing how developed and developing world economies could demonstrate such unexpected responses. Tiny South Korea has managed to suppress the virus with mass testing and tracing. The US, meanwhile, has recorded the most deaths, while China has already vaccinated more than 1 million people before its leading vaccine effort has even been approved. With so many variables at play, Bloomberg has...

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Watch: Obama Blames Trump For His Own Border “Cages”

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, Barack Obama took a shot at President Trump in an interview Wednesday, blaming him for border ‘cages’ that were actually instituted and used under the former President’s administration. Obama was decrying the level of support that Trump received from hispanic voters during the election campaign. “But there’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans,” Obama said during the interview with...

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Black Friday Shoppers Expected To Spend More Online Than In Stores For First Time

The coronavirus has accelerated a trend in American holiday-season consumption: the shift away from packing malls on Black Friday, and toward shopping online, placing some orders as early as "Prime Day" (which Amazon held in October this year). Instead of braving the elements and the lines, a growing number of Americans instead place most, or all, of their holiday gift orders via Amazon. In recent years, the trend was attributed to  bitterly cold weather and other impediments. But old...

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Illinois Senators Durbin and Duckworth Are Among The Book Burners Happy With Big Tech Censorship

Submitted by Mark Glennon of Wirepoints Democracy is subverted when the free exchange of information and opinion is suppressed. That subversion is now reality in America and much of the world thanks primarily to censorship by big technology platforms and our unapologetically dishonest and biased national media. Last week, the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate held hearings on one of those causes, big tech censorship. If you are unaware of how pernicious and common that...

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Massive Armada Of IRGC Boats Mobilize In Gulf Amid Rumors Israeli Strike Imminent

The naval forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Thursday conducted large-scale exercises in the Strait of Hormuz at a moment Tehran believes Israel will launch a preemptive strike aimed at drawing Trump into ordering US military action in the region before he leaves office in January. Via IRNA/Press TV According to state-run English language PressTV, "The event saw sailors, enlisted with the popular volunteer Basij force, taking to the waters aboard more than 1,000 light...

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