2020-05-26: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media! (Copy the text of the postee below, then paste it on social media and the story images will also appear.)

UK Government in Crisis as Public Anger Grows Over Dominic Cummings
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-25
Boris Johnson and his trusty advisor Dominic Cummings are finished. That's the consensus much of the country has come to as people from all sides of the political spectrum joined together over the weekend to demand Dominic Cummings' resignation. Twitter …

While you all obsess over Cummings this is the reality for the rest of us
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-05-24
The so-called 'Westminster bubble' and Twitter users are continuing to obsess over the Dominic Cummings 'driving to Durham' scandal. But while it goes on, a charity shared a short film on social media. And it sums up why, away from the privileged quarters of the media and some on Twitter, the Cummings story might not matter to many people. | The Cummings scandal: back in the real world: | The Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) tweeted a video of the queue for a foodbank: | The queue for ‚Ŷ @dadshouse‚Å© ind…

An Economy That Cannot Allow Stocks to Decline Is Too Fragile to Survive
Charles Hugh Smith | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-26
Feast your eyes on the chart below of the Nasdaq 100 stock market Index, which is dominated by the six FAAMNG (rhymes with "famine") stocks: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix and Google which now account for over 20% of the entire U.S. stock market's capitalization. | Notice that despite the global economy sliding into a debt-bust depression, the NDX is within kissing distance of new all-time highs. You're joking, right? Sales and profits won't slide as the depression steps on the neck of hundreds of millions of households? | As you've probably heard by now, sales don't matter, profits don't matter, cos…

Dubious State Testing Numbers May Be Screwing Up National CDC Reports
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-25
Health officials in Texas, Georgia, Vermont and Virginia acknowledged this week that they have been combining viral and antibody test results. Those results may well have painted an inaccurate picture of how the coronavirus has spread over time, and led to an overestimation of how well officials are tracking the contagion. | The difference is a matter of timing. Viral tests

Cummings criticism sees Church of England bishops receive death threats
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-26
Some of the Church of England's most senior bishops have reported receiving hate mail and death threats after speaking out on Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings' alleged breach of lockdown rules. | Bishop of Worcester John Inge tweeted that he received an email warning "stay out of politics or we'll kill you" after he criticised Boris Johnson's "risible defence" of Cummings on Sunday night. | Helen-Ann Hartley, the bishop of Ripon, reported a similar threat, posting: "'Stay out of politics or it will be the death of you' was one of the emails I received today. Thank you to those who have sent supportive mess…

1st UK government minister quits IN PROTEST over Cummings lockdown violation saga
rt.com | 2020-05-26
The under-secretary of state for Scotland has become the first UK government minister to resign from cabinet after PM Boris Johnson's chief adviser Dominic Cummings allegedly broke lockdown rules at the height of Covid-19 crisis. | In his resignation letter, published on social media on Monday morning, junior minister Douglas Ross insisted that he had constituents who had not been able to say "goodbye to loved ones" and were not allowed to "mourn together" as a family during the coronavirus pandemic. | I cannot in good faith tell them they were all wrong and one senior adviser to the government was right. | I…

'Ultimate Karen' calls cops on 'dangerous' black man who asked her to leash dog, gets put on leave after massive backlash (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-05-26
A New York woman dubbed the "Ultimate Karen" has been placed on leave and forced to "voluntarily surrender" her pet after being captured calling the cops on a "threatening" black man who merely asked that she leash her dog. | Shared on social media on Monday and set in Central Park, the video opens with a visibly-upset woman walking toward the camera, asking the man filming to "please stop." The situation quickly escalates when he refuses, with the woman vowing to call the police and "tell them there's an African American man threatening my life." | "There is a man, an African American… he is recording me an…

'These are American policies': US ambassador to Germany clashes with MP who said envoy 'issued threats like a hostile power'
rt.com | 2020-05-26
The outgoing US ambassador to Berlin, Richard Grenell, has lashed out at a lawmaker who called out his "hostile" stance towards Germany. The envoy said he merely followed Washington's policies and defended American interests. | As the controversial envoy was about to leave his post, Andres Nick, a German lawmaker and the head of the nation's delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), took to Twitter to question Grenell's legacy. | For decades, every previous US envoy left his post as "a highly respected figure and trusted friend of Germany," the MP wrote in a scathing post, addin…

'Blatant act of censorship': Michael Moore green energy doc taken off YouTube after copyright claim by environmentalist opponent
rt.com | 2020-05-26
An environmentalist documentary produced by Oscar-winning director Michael Moore has been removed from YouTube. The filmmakers said that they have angered "green capitalists" who are in bed with Wall Street. | The film 'Planet of the Humans,' produced by Michael Moore and directed by Jeff Gibbs, was pulled from YouTube due to a copyright claim after it had garnered more than 8.3 million views since being released online last month. The copyright claim in question concerned a four-second clip showing the mining of rare earth materials, which are used in the manufacture of wind turbines. | In a statement to the…

Verification purge? Multiple Twitter accounts lose blue checks after interviewing 'wrongthinkers'
rt.com | 2020-05-25
Twitter has purged the blue "verification" checks from the accounts of journalists and podcasters who posted interviews with subjects considered controversial in the ever-narrowing centrist-liberal mainstream. | Mediaite journalist August Takala was stripped of his coveted blue check just an hour after tweeting an interview with former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, he tweeted on Friday to his 4,000-plus followers. The following day, Wrong Opinion podcaster Josh Lekach tweeted that he, too, had had his blue check revoked after interviewing conservative provocateur (and now congressional candidate) Laura Loomer…

'NYT chose to attack US military on Memorial Day': Pentagon hits back at op-ed on army 'celebrating white supremacy'
rt.com | 2020-05-25
The US Department of Defense spokesperson has locked horns with the New York Times (NYT) over a Memorial Day opinion piece saying that the US military "celebrates white supremacy." | "The NYT has more than a million possible stories of the ultimate sacrifice by American patriots that they could tell. But they don't," Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Rath Hoffman tweeted. | Instead, they chose to attack the US military – the most diverse meritocracy in the country and the most powerful force for good in world history. We have many stories of valor still waiting to be told this Memorial Day weekend. | Hoffma…

Alyssa Milano goes on defensive after showing off her KNITTED mask (that does NOTHING to stop Covid-19)
rt.com | 2020-05-24
Actress and liberal activist Alyssa Milano has pushed back against an avalanche of online mockery, after she shared a photo of herself donning a visibly unreliable knitted mask. | The anti-Trump #Resistance 'heroine' urged her Twitter followers to don masks to stop the spread of Covid-19, and included a pic of her face-covered family. | Show me your masks! Masks keep people safe and healthy. Show me yours! Ready? Go! #WearAMask pic.twitter.com/MV9xANK9ll– Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano)