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After Massive Web Outage, Akamai Implements “Fix”, Says “Not Cyberattack”

Update (1343ET): Websites worldwide are slowly coming back online as Akamai tweets the ongoing situation "was not a result of a cyberattack on the Akamai platform."We are continuing to monitor the situation and can confirm this was not a result of a cyberattack on the Akamai platform. — Akamai Technologies (@Akamai) July 22, 2021At the…

After Grade-Rigging Scandal, Baltimore City Schools No Longer Holding Back Failing Students

A new grading policy, put forth by the Baltimore City School Board, Tuesday, will allow students who are struggling and failing classes to move up to the next grade level due to the virus pandemic, according to local news Fox 45. Instead of holding back students, Baltimore City Public School System's (BCPSS) new grading policy will push…

After Ford’s Semi Shortage Meltdown, Morgan Stanley Says Industry Won’t Recover Until “Well Into...

The ongoing supply-demand imbalance in the auto industry is set to continue "well into 2022", according to a new note from Morgan Stanley.We have been following the semiconductor shortage's effect on the auto industry for about six months now, noting how it has bottlenecked production for numerous manufacturers due to the usage of chips in…

Iran Hits Back After Natanz Sabotage: ‘We’ll Start 60% Uranium Enrichment On Wednesday’

After an 'accident' hit Iran's Natanz nuclear site on Sunday (or rather an Israeli sabotage attack - as is being widely acknowledged) causing a blackout precisely one day after new advanced centrifuges started up, the Islamic Republic appears completely undeterred. On Tuesday Tehran defiantly announced that it will by tomorrow start uranium enrichment to 60%. While this…

After All That, 139% Of Gamestop’s Float Is STILL Short

Two weeks ago, we first pointed out something which we thought was remarkable: a whopping 144% of Gamestop's float was short...is this right pic.twitter.com/mVfitVff5b — zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 14, 2021... as bears had piled on to never before seen levels in recent weeks, hoping to profit from the continued decline of the video-game retailer as…
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China Vows To Hit Back After ‘Illegal’ US Reaper Drone Sale To Taiwan Approved

The to be expected stern Chinese response to the recently announced MQ-9 Reaper drone sales to Taiwan came a day after the State Department's formal approval was announced Tuesday. Beijing warned on Wednesday that any and all US arms sales to Taiwan break Chinese law and are a blatant violation of the One China principle…

America After The Election: A Few Hard Truths About The Things That Won’t Change

The American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new president in the White House can solve the problems that plague us.Yet no matter who wins this presidential election, you can rest assured that the new boss will be the same as the old boss, and we—the permanent underclass in America—will continue to be…

Two Decades After 9/11, Pentagon Is Providing Covert Air Support To The Taliban

Nearly two decades following 9/11 and the initial invasion of Afghanistan which ostensibly had as its objective the removal and destruction of the hardline Islamist Taliban government, the United States military is providing covert support to the same "outlawed" Taliban with the latest aim of booting ISIS from the country. A report in The Washington Post on…

Will The Dam Break After Clinesmith’s Plea?

Authored by Charles Lipson via RealClearPolitics.com, News reports have downplayed the significance of former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith’s guilty plea, acknowledging he altered an official document in the government’s Trump-Russia collusion probe. There has been some coverage, mainly because it is so rare to see FBI agents charged with a felony and because it is…

After Nearly 150 Days Of Lockdown, Argentina’s COVID-19 Outbreak Is Deadlier Than Ever

With the reform-minded business-friendly conservatives out, and the Peronistas back in power in Argentina, one of South America's biggest and most troubled economies is struggling to get back on its feet, bolstered by the promise of more rope from the IMF and the country's other creditors, despite arriving at its 3rd default in 20 years,…

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