Daily Archives: May 4, 2020

2020-05-04: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2020-05-04). No, the US Isn't Going to Dump India over Its Atrocious Treatment of Minorities. globalresearch.ca There's been a lot of speculation that the US might be preparing to dump India over its atrocious treatment of minorities after the official White House Twitter account stopped following several Indian government ones including Prime Minister Modi's and the …

Andrea Germanos (2020-05-04). 'Belongs in the Hague': Online Disgust Follows Glowing Praise for George W. Bush's Covid-19 Message. globalresearch.ca George W. Bush's record in office became the subject of numerous tweets after a video message released Saturday from the former president elicited praise from some Democrats. | . | . | . | Good morning. George W Bush belongs in The Hague. | — …

RT (2020-05-04). 'Brain-dead on and off the pitch': Fans SLATE Liverpool's Lovren over coronavirus claims about Bill Gates, David Icke and vaccines. rt.com Fans have reacted with shock, derision and support on social media after Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren lashed out at a post by Bill Gates in support of health workers and endorsed David Icke's controversial views on COVID-19. | Long-serving center-back Lovren backed claims that the pandemic has been manufactured as a means of forcing the world to accept a vaccine, sounding a warning in response to a post by billionaire Gates, who theorists believe is behind a dastardly population control plan. | Gates, who has pledged some of his vast wealth towards the scientific search for a vaccine and medical aid efforts…

RT (2020-05-04). 'Open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case': Trump sparks war of words with MSNBC host over intern's death. rt.com Donald Trump took some serious shots at MSNBC's Joe Scarborough by insinuating his involvement in the years-old death of a young intern in Florida, with the morning show host responding angrily to the suggestion. | "'Concast' should open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough," the US president tweeted on Monday, referring to Comcast, the company that owns Scarborough's employer. | Trump continued by knocking Scarborough's co-host Mika Brzezinski, and claiming their show, 'Morning Joe,' suffers "bad ratings." The president finished his outburst with the hashtag #OPENJOECOLDCASE. | "

Elliot Henney (2020-05-03). Washingtonians Play Dumb — Take Advantage of a State-Sanctioned Military Worship to Get Fresh Air. anti-empire.com Editor's note: The Imperial military sidelined by the Covid craze trying to get in on some of that action by engaging in public health worker worship, which has temporarily displaced the cult of the military and of the police. Washingtonians similarly taking advantage of the military and health worker worship event to get out and rub shoulders and get some sunshine (without the risk of police, informants or social media condemnation). |
| If there was a stay-at-home order in place for Washington, D.C., you certainly wouldn't have thought so this morning. | Despite orders from local leaders to not gather i…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-05-03). Why You Should Oppose The Censorship Of David Icke (Hint: It's Got Nothing To Do With Icke). thealtworld.com Within 48 hours both Facebook and then Youtube have deleted the accounts of David Icke for posting "content that disputes the …

Emily Apple (2020-05-03). Gogglebox is doing a better job holding the government to account than the mainstream media. thecanary.co Twitter users have noticed something disturbing about Channel 4's Gogglebox. Namely that the participants on the show seem to be doing a better job at holding the government to account than the mainstream media: | Surely we should be worried when — The Secret Nurse (@SecretPandemic) "What success?": | This was…

teleSUR (2020-05-03). Cuba Condemns Foiled Terrorist Plot Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez rejected Sunday the foiled terrorist attack against Venezuela, expressing his support to Nicolas Maduro's government and Bolivarian Revolution. | RELATED: | "We strongly condemn the armed mercenary incursion into Venezuela" the diplomat tweeted, adding that "all our solidarity and support for President Nicolas Maduro and the civic-military union of the Bolivarian an…

teleSUR (2020-05-03). Bolsonaro Heads Anti-Democratic Rally Amid Brazil's Crisis. telesurenglish.net Far-right Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro took to the streets Sunday to attack Congress and the courts in a speech to hundreds of his supporters, mentioning once again the backing he continues to have with the armed forces. | RELATED: | "We have the armed forces at the people's side: the side of order, democracy, liberty," Bolsonaro said in a speech transmitted live on Facebook, underlining the former army captain's in…

teleSUR (2020-05-03). Bolivian Military Aircraft Crashes During Aid Mission: 6 Killed. telesurenglish.net A Bolivian air force plane crashed during a humanitarian mission, killing all six people on board, said the Defence Ministry on Saturday. | RELATED: | The tragedy occurred near the north-central city of Trinidad, the country's Air Force wrote on Twitter, confirming that two Bolivian crew and four Spaniards deceased. | The twin-engine propeller plane would have arrived in the country's largest city of Santa Cruz, where t…

RT (2020-05-02). Twitter locks out Candace Owens for call to 'stand up' to Michigan governor over Covid lockdown — Trump supporters scream BIAS. rt.com Outspoken Trump supporter Candace Owens was locked out of her Twitter after she slammed the governor of Michigan as a "dictator," calling to defy her Covid-19 lockdown orders. Now Don Jr. is leading a chorus of many, crying bias. | "Candace tweeted that people in Michigan should go back to work. What rule did she break? Not even Twitter can say," tweeted Turning Point USA chief creative officer Benny Johnson on Saturday, along with a screenshot of the Owens tweet and an apparent message from Twitter saying it violates the platform's "rules," but not naming any specific ones. | The tweet from Owens slams Michig…

RT (2020-05-02). Hillary ditches pantsuits for Covid face-mask with a message, is immediately MEMED to death with reminders of scandals. rt.com Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to show off her new facemask wardrobe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with a political message attached, but the pic quickly became easy cannon fodder for hungry meme-creating trolls. | "No makeup? No pantsuit? No problem," Clinton tweeted on Saturday. "I've got the must-have accessory for spring." | She then included a photo of her with her arms crossed donning a black facemask with the words "VOTE" written on it. | Unfortunately for the failed presidential candidate, the large black cloth mask has proven an irresistible target for meme-crafters online, who used it to…

RT (2020-05-02). 'It's a Swift reference': Alex Jones says 'eat my neighbors' rant was SATIRE to highlight people 'starving' in Covid-19 lockdown. rt.com Infowars founder Alex Jones says his viral "eat my neighbors" rant was taken out of context by the media, insisting it's a reference to satirist Jonathan Swift and a way to bring attention to what he calls "population control." | Through his son Rex's Twitter account, Jones said on Saturday that his viral rant was an homage of sorts to the 1729 essay 'A Modest Proposal' by Swift in which the author recommends the poor use their children as food to sell to the rich to help with their economic burdens. | Not many would likely compare Jones to Swift, Irish writer and cleric, on any normal occassion, but the Infow…

RT (2020-05-02). Musk says he's 'selling all' for 'FREEDOM' as Tesla loses $14 BILLION on his tweets… Now it all makes sense! rt.com If Elon Musk believes his freedom depends on wiping Tesla's market value, he is now certainly far less constrained by the burden of worldly possessions. The company's worth plunged $14 billion on his Friday tweets. | The stock of the electric car manufacturer dropped over 10 percent at the close of Nasdaq trading. The CEO, who triggered the nosedive by tweeting that Tesla share price was too high, got a $2.4 billion hole in his fortune, according to a Forbes estimate. | The tweet was one in a barrage unleashed by Musk on Friday, escalating an already stange week in the life of the eccentric billionaire. He als…

RT (2020-05-02). Trump corrects Capitol Hill MD who says Covid-19 testing 'NOT available' for all senators — but critics are still not impressed. rt.com US President Donald Trump touted the "tremendous coronavirus testing capacity" in the White House ahead of senators returning to work, but it's not enough for his critics, who are asking, "What about the rest of the country?" | "There is tremendous coronavirus testing capacity in Washington for the senators returning to Capital [sic] Hill on Monday," the president tweeted on Saturday. Predictably, Trump's misspelling of 'Capitol' was not missed by critics, including Rep. Justin Amash (L-Michigan), who announced his intention this week to run against the president in November on the Libertarian Party ticket.

WSWS (2020-05-02). Trump tweets support for armed right-wing protesters in Michigan. wsws.org The right-wing demonstration in the Michigan state Capitol is part of a high-level campaign to force a return to work in the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

teleSUR (2020-05-02). Brazil: Prisoners Riot in Manaus and Take Hostages. telesurenglish.net Inmates at the Puraquequara prison in Manaus city started a riot on Saturday morning and took seven prison officers hostage. They demand better living conditions inside the prison, which have been notoriously degraded because of the COVID-19 crisis. | RELATED: | "Through social media, the prisoners indicated that they want improvements such as light, mattresses, fans, good food, and medicine for the sick," local outlet UO…

Emily Apple (2020-05-02). Tom Watson's tweet to Matt Hancock is utterly vomit-inducing. thecanary.co On 1 May, health secretary Matt Hancock claimed that the government had reached its testing target of 100,000. Except it didn't. Or it did if you're happy with the government

Matthew J. L. Ehret (2020-05-02). Big Pharma Beware: Dr. Montagnier Shines New Light on COVID-19 and The Future of Medicine. dissidentvoice.org This April 16th, Dr. Luc Montagnier became a household name around the world. This occurred as the controversial virologist decided to publicly state his support for the theory that Covid-19 is indeed a laboratory-generated creation and not a naturally occurring effect of viral evolution. Referring to a study published at the Kusama School of Biology …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-05-01). Hating Arabs as a Common Ground: Why Israel's Coalition Government is Likely to Survive. counterpunch.org Shortly after an agreement to form a "national emergency government" in Israel, leader of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) party, Benny Gantz, tweeted triumphantly that 'democracy' in Israel has been 'safeguarded'. But how is a deal that would grant Israel's right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a veto power over the very judicial system which

RT (2020-05-01). Alex Jones threatens to EAT GLOBALISTS (and neighbors) to keep children from starving amid Covid-19 pandemic. rt.com InfoWars founder Alex Jones is trending on social media and making waves with critics, including his ex-wife, thanks to a video rant in which he says he's ready to cannibalize his neighbors to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. | "I'll admit it. I will eat my neighbors. I'm not letting my kids die. I'm just going to be honest," Jones said during a live broadcast of his show this week. | Jones continued to rant about having a "few years" worth of food stored up, but he doubled down on the promise to "eat" his neighbors should it come to that. | "I'm literally looking at my neighbors now, going, 'Am I ready to hang…

Paul Wilcox (2020-05-01). Big banks soak up small business relief funds in feeding frenzy. liberationnews.org How the banks diverted the funds for small businesses.

yenisafak (2020-05-04). Syria: Rift opens up in Assad family, tycoon slams regime. yenisafak.com Rami Makhlouf, a Syrian business tycoon and billionaire cousin of the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, has decried the practices of the regime security apparatus against his businesses.In a new video on his Facebook page, Makhlouf said regime security forces had arrested his employees in spite of "all the services that his companies have provided to those apparatuses".He pointed out that the regime asked him to distance himself from his companies and obey instructions, underlining his rejection of the regime's practices against his firms.Makhlouf, who has been labeled as the "artery of the regime's eco…

yenisafak (2020-05-04). Ethiopian, Pakistani leaders talk over phone. yenisafak.com Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Monday he held a discussion with his Pakistani counterpart on ways to withstand the economic fallout of COVID-19."In a phone call with PM @ImranKhanPTI we both agreed on the importance of debt relief for developing countries to withstand the #COVID19 challenges as well as to quickly absorb recover from economic shocks. We will work together to ensure the progression of our economies," Abiy tweeted.In March, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa urged the G20 countries to "[…] support and encourage open trade corridors, especially for pharmaceuticals and other…

yenisafak (2020-05-03). Turks turn to minimalism amid coronavirus lockdown. yenisafak.com More and more people in Turkey are leaning into minimalism and consuming less as the world takes a giant pause due to the novel coronavirus, according to one local minimalist.Hale Acun Aydin, founder of the Turk Isi Minimalizm (Turkish Way Minimalism) website and related social media sites, said interest in minimalism had already risen in the last couple of years before recently skyrocketing as residents face a long lockdown at home."It doesn't matter how many shoes we have now, we only use one pair of shoes to go to the supermarket," Aydin told Anadolu Agency.Populations across the world, as well as in Turkey, a…

yenisafak (2020-05-03). 'Erdogan, Turkey will continue to help its allies fight coronavirus'. yenisafak.com Turkey will continue to support its allies, friends, and those in need around the world amid the global coronavirus outbreak, Turkey's communications director said on Sunday."We hear a lot of positive feedback and praise about our humanitarian aid to close to 60 countries so far," Fahrettin Altun said on Twitter, adding that even before the pandemic Turkey had been leading the world in the ration of its humanitarian aid ratio to GDP.Altun also said that Turkey's aid shipment to Somalia included for the first time Turkey's locally manufactured ventilators."This is not a matter of politics but our President [Recep…

sputniknews (2020-05-04). 'She is a Disaster': Trump Backs Ilhan Omar's Opponent in US House of Representatives' Elections. sputniknews.com The US president claimed that Ilhan Omar is looking to increase taxes and that she hates the US military and veterans, as he delivered his endorsement via social media.

sputniknews (2020-05-04). 'Are They Observing Us?': Mysterious Red Lights in Virginia and Nevada Prompt UFO Speculation. sputniknews.com The ongoing coronavirus lockdown seems to have endowed prominent star-gazers with more time and energy to observe the night skies in the search for some unusual activity, as myriads of videos have been circulating online, pointing at alleged proof of UFO existence. Or might there be another explanation for what is going on?

sputniknews (2020-05-03). Fans Flood Reddit With Memes Over Pewdiepie's Accidental Youtube Upload From Nine Years Ago. sputniknews.com Famous Swede and the most-subscribed Youtuber, Felix Kjellberg, who is best known under his nickname PewDiePie, rarely fails to delight his devoted fans with new quality content. However, the Youtube star has accidentally uploaded a video from nine years ago and naturally Internet users just could not just let go off this mishap.

sputniknews (2020-05-03). Halle Berry Uploads a Shower Selfie, Prompts Comments About Her 'Ageless' Beauty. sputniknews.com The Oscar-winning actress regularly updates her 6-million audience on Instagram with photos featuring her curves.

RT (2020-05-01). 'These are very good people': Trump urges Michigan governor to 'make a deal' with capitol protesters. rt.com US President Donald Trump has instructed Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to "make a deal" with the protesters who have been demonstrating against her decision to prolong the state's coronavirus lockdown measures. | While the atmosphere has been fraught in Michigan's state capitol, President Trump suggested that the matter could be resolved quite easily in a tweet on Friday. | "The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry," he said. "They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal." | The Governor of Michigan…

RT (2020-05-01). Remdesivir approved for emergency use for Covid-19 treatment in US despite lackluster clinical trials. rt.com The antiviral drug remdesivir has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use for Covid-19 treatment, despite mixed clinical results and lingering scientific questions. | Remdesivir, made exclusively by Gilead, received FDA approval for emergency use on Friday after appearing to show clinical benefit in a single trial conducted by the National Institute for Allergy and Infections Disease (NIAID). Gilead has pledged to donate 1.5 million doses of the drug, and the stockpile currently on hand will be distributed to hospitals starting on Monday, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

RT (2020-05-01). Forget #BelieveWomen, 'I Believe Biden' is trending! Democrats rush to defend sex assault denial — but they won't like the results. rt.com Joe Biden on Friday finally addressed a sexual assault allegation leveled against him by former staffer Tara Reade, prompting '#IbelieveBiden' to trend on Twitter. But the messages were far from an endorsement of the Democrat. | "I'm saying unequivocally: it never, never happened," the presidential hopeful said of the allegations, during a The performance was enough to get Democr…

Diana Block (2020-05-01). What Cuba Has to Teach, in Pandemic Times and Beyond. counterpunch.org In July 2019, I visited the Cuban Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) as part of the 50th Anniversary Venceremos Brigade. We were impressed by the many scientific advances that the Institute had achieved, including the development of interferons to successfully fight viral diseases such as dengue and ebola. Little did we imagine that

teleSUR (2020-04-30). Biden to Respond to Sex Assault Allegation in Interview Friday. telesurenglish.net Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden for the first time on Friday is set to personally address a former Senate aide's accusation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993 – a claim that his campaign has denied. | RELATED: | Biden is scheduled to be interviewed about the matter on the MSNBC program "Morning Joe," the cable TV network said on Twitter on Thursday. Biden's campaign did not respond to a request…

2020-05-04: Social Media Postees

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No, the US Isn't Going to Dump India over Its Atrocious Treatment of Minorities
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
There's been a lot of speculation that the US might be preparing to dump India over its atrocious treatment of minorities after the official White House Twitter account stopped following several Indian government ones including Prime Minister Modi's and the …
globalresearch.ca/us-isnt-going-dump-india-atrocious-treatment-minorities/5711728

'Belongs in the Hague': Online Disgust Follows Glowing Praise for George W. Bush's Covid-19 Message
Andrea Germanos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
George W. Bush's record in office became the subject of numerous tweets after a video message released Saturday from the former president elicited praise from some Democrats. | . | . | . | Good morning. George W Bush belongs in The Hague. |

'Brain-dead on and off the pitch': Fans SLATE Liverpool's Lovren over coronavirus claims about Bill Gates, David Icke and vaccines
rt.com | 2020-05-04
Fans have reacted with shock, derision and support on social media after Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren lashed out at a post by Bill Gates in support of health workers and endorsed David Icke's controversial views on COVID-19. | Long-serving center-back Lovren backed claims that the pandemic has been manufactured as a means of forcing the world to accept a vaccine, sounding a warning in response to a post by billionaire Gates, who theorists believe is behind a dastardly population control plan. | Gates, who has pledged some of his vast wealth towards the scientific search for a vaccine and medical aid efforts…
rt.com/sport/487727-dejan-lovren-coronavirus-conspiracy/

'Open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case': Trump sparks war of words with MSNBC host over intern's death
rt.com | 2020-05-04
Donald Trump took some serious shots at MSNBC's Joe Scarborough by insinuating his involvement in the years-old death of a young intern in Florida, with the morning show host responding angrily to the suggestion. | "'Concast' should open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough," the US president tweeted on Monday, referring to Comcast, the company that owns Scarborough's employer. | Trump continued by knocking Scarborough's co-host Mika Brzezinski, and claiming their show, 'Morning Joe,' suffers "bad ratings." The president finished his outburst with the hashtag #OPENJOECOLDCASE. | "
rt.com/usa/487726-trump-morning-joe-cold-case/

Bolivian Military Aircraft Crashes During Aid Mission: 6 Killed
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
A Bolivian air force plane crashed during a humanitarian mission, killing all six people on board, said the Defence Ministry on Saturday. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Self-Proclaimed President Rejects New Electoral Law | The tragedy occurred near the north-central city of Trinidad, the country's Air Force wrote on Twitter, confirming that two Bolivian crew and four Spaniards deceased. | The twin-engine propeller plane would have arrived in the country's largest city of Santa Cruz, where t…
telesurenglish.net/news/bolivian-military-aircraft-crashes-during-aid-mission-6-killed-20200503-0006.html

Cuba Condemns Foiled Terrorist Plot Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez rejected Sunday the foiled terrorist attack against Venezuela, expressing his support to Nicolas Maduro's government and Bolivarian Revolution. | RELATED: | Cuba Willing to Help Investigate Attack on Its US Headquarters | "We strongly condemn the armed mercenary incursion into Venezuela" the diplomat tweeted, adding that "all our solidarity and support for President Nicolas Maduro and the civic-military union of the Bolivarian an…
telesurenglish.net/news/cuba-condemns-us-armed-attack-against-venezuela–20200503-0008.html

Why You Should Oppose The Censorship Of David Icke (Hint: It's Got Nothing To Do With Icke)
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-03
Within 48 hours both Facebook and then Youtube have deleted the accounts of David Icke for posting "content that disputes the …

Why You Should Oppose The Censorship Of David Icke (Hint: It’s Got Nothing To Do With Icke)

Bolsonaro Heads Anti-Democratic Rally Amid Brazil's Crisis
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
Far-right Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro took to the streets Sunday to attack Congress and the courts in a speech to hundreds of his supporters, mentioning once again the backing he continues to have with the armed forces. | RELATED: | Brazil: Moro Testifies Against Bolsonaro Who Calls Him 'Judas' | "We have the armed forces at the people's side: the side of order, democracy, liberty," Bolsonaro said in a speech transmitted live on Facebook, underlining the former army captain's in…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-Heads-Anti-Democratic-Rally-Amid-Brazils-Political-Crisis-20200503-0010.html

Gogglebox is doing a better job holding the government to account than the mainstream media
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-05-03
Twitter users have noticed something disturbing about Channel 4's Gogglebox. Namely that the participants on the show seem to be doing a better job at holding the government to account than the mainstream media: | Surely we should be worried when #Gogglebox is the best journalism and social commentary we've had in this country for about 15 years. |

Trump tweets support for armed right-wing protesters in Michigan
wsws.org | 2020-05-02
The right-wing demonstration in the Michigan state Capitol is part of a high-level campaign to force a return to work in the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/02/lans-m02.html

Brazil: Prisoners Riot in Manaus and Take Hostages
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-02
Inmates at the Puraquequara prison in Manaus city started a riot on Saturday morning and took seven prison officers hostage. They demand better living conditions inside the prison, which have been notoriously degraded because of the COVID-19 crisis. | RELATED: | Brazil: Manaus Collapses as COVID-19 Hits Indigenous People | "Through social media, the prisoners indicated that they want improvements such as light, mattresses, fans, good food, and medicine for the sick," local outlet UO…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Prisoners-Riot-in-Manaus-and-Take-Hostages-20200502-0003.html

Hillary ditches pantsuits for Covid face-mask with a message, is immediately MEMED to death with reminders of scandals
rt.com | 2020-05-02
Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to show off her new facemask wardrobe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with a political message attached, but the pic quickly became easy cannon fodder for hungry meme-creating trolls. | "No makeup? No pantsuit? No problem," Clinton tweeted on Saturday. "I've got the must-have accessory for spring." | She then included a photo of her with her arms crossed donning a black facemask with the words "VOTE" written on it. | Unfortunately for the failed presidential candidate, the large black cloth mask has proven an irresistible target for meme-crafters online, who used it to…
rt.com/usa/487643-hillary-clinton-coronavirus-facemask-memes/

'It's a Swift reference': Alex Jones says 'eat my neighbors' rant was SATIRE to highlight people 'starving' in Covid-19 lockdown
rt.com | 2020-05-02
Infowars founder Alex Jones says his viral "eat my neighbors" rant was taken out of context by the media, insisting it's a reference to satirist Jonathan Swift and a way to bring attention to what he calls "population control." | Through his son Rex's Twitter account, Jones said on Saturday that his viral rant was an homage of sorts to the 1729 essay 'A Modest Proposal' by Swift in which the author recommends the poor use their children as food to sell to the rich to help with their economic burdens. | Not many would likely compare Jones to Swift, Irish writer and cleric, on any normal occassion, but the Infow…
rt.com/usa/487644-alex-jones-swift-eat-my-neighbors/

Musk says he's 'selling all' for 'FREEDOM' as Tesla loses $14 BILLION on his tweets… Now it all makes sense!
rt.com | 2020-05-02
If Elon Musk believes his freedom depends on wiping Tesla's market value, he is now certainly far less constrained by the burden of worldly possessions. The company's worth plunged $14 billion on his Friday tweets. | The stock of the electric car manufacturer dropped over 10 percent at the close of Nasdaq trading. The CEO, who triggered the nosedive by tweeting that Tesla share price was too high, got a $2.4 billion hole in his fortune, according to a Forbes estimate. | The tweet was one in a barrage unleashed by Musk on Friday, escalating an already stange week in the life of the eccentric billionaire. He als…
rt.com/usa/487635-musk-wipes-tesla-value-freedom/

Tom Watson's tweet to Matt Hancock is utterly vomit-inducing
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-05-02
On 1 May, health secretary Matt Hancock claimed that the government had reached its testing target of 100,000. Except it didn't. Or it did if you're happy with the government fiddling the figures

Big Pharma Beware: Dr. Montagnier Shines New Light on COVID-19 and The Future of Medicine
Matthew J. L. Ehret | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-02
This April 16th, Dr. Luc Montagnier became a household name around the world. This occurred as the controversial virologist decided to publicly state his support for the theory that Covid-19 is indeed a laboratory-generated creation and not a naturally occurring effect of viral evolution. Referring to a study published at the Kusama School of Biology …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/big-pharma-beware-dr-montagnier-shines-new-light-on-covid-19-and-the-future-of-medicine/

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-01
One year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. | MPN– Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he announced on social media last night, "To the…

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-01
Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he announced on social media last night,…
mintpressnews.com/juan-guaido-trying-to-overthrow-venezuela-government/267201/

Hating Arabs as a Common Ground: Why Israel's Coalition Government is Likely to Survive
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-01
Shortly after an agreement to form a "national emergency government" in Israel, leader of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) party, Benny Gantz, tweeted triumphantly that 'democracy' in Israel has been 'safeguarded'. But how is a deal that would grant Israel's right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a veto power over the very judicial system which…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/01/hating-arabs-as-a-common-ground-why-israels-coalition-government-is-likely-to-survive/

'These are very good people': Trump urges Michigan governor to 'make a deal' with capitol protesters
rt.com | 2020-05-01
US President Donald Trump has instructed Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to "make a deal" with the protesters who have been demonstrating against her decision to prolong the state's coronavirus lockdown measures. | While the atmosphere has been fraught in Michigan's state capitol, President Trump suggested that the matter could be resolved quite easily in a tweet on Friday. | "The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry," he said. "They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal." | The Governor of Michigan…
rt.com/usa/487562-trump-michigan-governor-deal-capitol-protesters/

Alex Jones threatens to EAT GLOBALISTS (and neighbors) to keep children from starving amid Covid-19 pandemic
rt.com | 2020-05-01
InfoWars founder Alex Jones is trending on social media and making waves with critics, including his ex-wife, thanks to a video rant in which he says he's ready to cannibalize his neighbors to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. | "I'll admit it. I will eat my neighbors. I'm not letting my kids die. I'm just going to be honest," Jones said during a live broadcast of his show this week. | Jones continued to rant about having a "few years" worth of food stored up, but he doubled down on the promise to "eat" his neighbors should it come to that. | "I'm literally looking at my neighbors now, going, 'Am I ready to hang…
rt.com/usa/487595-alex-jones-eat-neighbors-coronavirus/

What Cuba Has to Teach, in Pandemic Times and Beyond
Diana Block | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-01
In July 2019, I visited the Cuban Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) as part of the 50th Anniversary Venceremos Brigade. We were impressed by the many scientific advances that the Institute had achieved, including the development of interferons to successfully fight viral diseases such as dengue and ebola. Little did we imagine that…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/01/what-cuba-has-to-teach-in-pandemic-times-and-beyond/

Syria: Rift opens up in Assad family, tycoon slams regime
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-04
Rami Makhlouf, a Syrian business tycoon and billionaire cousin of the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, has decried the practices of the regime security apparatus against his businesses.In a new video on his Facebook page, Makhlouf said regime security forces had arrested his employees in spite of "all the services that his companies have provided to those apparatuses".He pointed out that the regime asked him to distance himself from his companies and obey instructions, underlining his rejection of the regime's practices against his firms.Makhlouf, who has been labeled as the "artery of the regime's eco…
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Ethiopian, Pakistani leaders talk over phone
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-04
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Monday he held a discussion with his Pakistani counterpart on ways to withstand the economic fallout of COVID-19."In a phone call with PM @ImranKhanPTI we both agreed on the importance of debt relief for developing countries to withstand the #COVID19 challenges as well as to quickly absorb recover from economic shocks. We will work together to ensure the progression of our economies," Abiy tweeted.In March, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa urged the G20 countries to "[…] support and encourage open trade corridors, especially for pharmaceuticals and other…
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Turks turn to minimalism amid coronavirus lockdown
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-03
More and more people in Turkey are leaning into minimalism and consuming less as the world takes a giant pause due to the novel coronavirus, according to one local minimalist.Hale Acun Aydin, founder of the Turk Isi Minimalizm (Turkish Way Minimalism) website and related social media sites, said interest in minimalism had already risen in the last couple of years before recently skyrocketing as residents face a long lockdown at home."It doesn't matter how many shoes we have now, we only use one pair of shoes to go to the supermarket," Aydin told Anadolu Agency.Populations across the world, as well as in Turkey, a…
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'Erdogan, Turkey will continue to help its allies fight coronavirus'
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-03
Turkey will continue to support its allies, friends, and those in need around the world amid the global coronavirus outbreak, Turkey's communications director said on Sunday."We hear a lot of positive feedback and praise about our humanitarian aid to close to 60 countries so far," Fahrettin Altun said on Twitter, adding that even before the pandemic Turkey had been leading the world in the ration of its humanitarian aid ratio to GDP.Altun also said that Turkey's aid shipment to Somalia included for the first time Turkey's locally manufactured ventilators."This is not a matter of politics but our President [Recep…
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'She is a Disaster': Trump Backs Ilhan Omar's Opponent in US House of Representatives' Elections
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-04
The US president claimed that Ilhan Omar is looking to increase taxes and that she hates the US military and veterans, as he delivered his endorsement via social media.
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'Are They Observing Us?': Mysterious Red Lights in Virginia and Nevada Prompt UFO Speculation
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-04
The ongoing coronavirus lockdown seems to have endowed prominent star-gazers with more time and energy to observe the night skies in the search for some unusual activity, as myriads of videos have been circulating online, pointing at alleged proof of UFO existence. Or might there be another explanation for what is going on?
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Fans Flood Reddit With Memes Over Pewdiepie's Accidental Youtube Upload From Nine Years Ago
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-03
Famous Swede and the most-subscribed Youtuber, Felix Kjellberg, who is best known under his nickname PewDiePie, rarely fails to delight his devoted fans with new quality content. However, the Youtube star has accidentally uploaded a video from nine years ago and naturally Internet users just could not just let go off this mishap.
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Halle Berry Uploads a Shower Selfie, Prompts Comments About Her 'Ageless' Beauty
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-03
The Oscar-winning actress regularly updates her 6-million audience on Instagram with photos featuring her curves.
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