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Thursday, August 18, 2022

“No Major Surprises” – Five Main Takeaways From The Xi-Biden Virtual Meeting

As noted earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden held a virtual meeting Monday evening US time / Tuesday evening Asia time. Public statements from the two countries were broadly consistent on what they relayed in terms of substance, but differed considerably in length and emphasis. No major deliverables were announced, consistent…

Major Unions Push Back Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

Last week, the Biden administration announced sweeping vaccine requirements for federal workers (except, oddly, postal workers). The day before, the nation's biggest union boss, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, parroted Biden's push to vaccinate, and said that the union organization supports vaccine mandates.As it turns out, much like in California - not all unions are on…
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Major Drone Attack On Saudi Arabia Just After US Missile Battery Drawdown Revealed

On Saturday a major attack was reportedly launched out of Yemen on two cities in Saud Arabia's south, Khamis Mushait and Najran, which utilized explosive-laden drones.The swarm of drones entering the kingdom's airspace reportedly spanned multiple hours, according to regional reports, which cited up to 17 drones intercepted by Saudi anti-air defenses. "The interception operations were successful,"…

Major Hollywood Studio Orders “AI-Driven” Face-Mask Detection Robots

A major Hollywood studio ordered face mask detection robots this week that mount on walls in public areas.  Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc., published a press release Wednesday morning, revealing a major studio in the Holywood area (whose name cannot be disclosed due to non-disclosure agreements in place) purchased two Robotic Observation Security Apparatus Units (ROSA) from its wholly-owned subsidiary Robotic…

Major Mexican Cartels: Drug Wars And Business

Submitted by SouthFront, A previous report by South Front documented the heavy human, social and material costs of the drug wars in Mexico, which have devastated the country since the mid-2000s. In this report some of the major factors in the rapidly shifting environment of the main cartels over the last ten years, and their…

“Major Blow To US”: Large Group Of US-Backed Fighters ‘Defect’ To Assad Forces 

The brutal proxy war in Syria, which has had the deep involvement of American intelligence and the Pentagon, has been wrapping up after grinding on for nine years. With the coronavirus pandemic now completely taking over the news cycle, and as Washington struggles to contain both the virus and devastating economic fallout, Syria has taken…

Econ Major Ocasio-Cortez Cites Non-Existent Economist ‘Milton Keynes’ In Regurgitation Fail

Anyone who took High School economics remembers the names Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes. And anyone who majored in Economics would have had their names seared into their memory as common knowledge, never to be forgotten or confused. Not econ major Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who cited nonexistent "famed economist Milton Keynes," while attempting…

Platts’ Five Major Commodity Themes For 2020

Authored by Martin Fraenkel via S&P Global Platts, What will be the biggest drivers and concerns for global commodity and energy markets in 2020? S&P Global Platts president Martin Fraenkel shares his outlook. This year has been marked by a tug of war between geopolitical tensions and macroeconomic concerns, rangebound commodity prices and – perhaps…

Iran Holds Major Air War Games As Additional US Forces Arrive In Gulf

Iran is in the midst of what's been described in state media as a massive joint air defense exercise encompassing an area of area of 416,000 square kilometers across central Iran, which is roughly the size of California, designed also the simulate the expanse of the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz areas.  Newsweek noted late…

Major Hedge Fund Capitulates On Tesla Short As David Einhorn Accuses Musk Of “Significant...

After Tesla stock soared following its unexpectedly, inexplicably strong Q3 earnings, spiking as much as $80/share in late October amid a violent short squeeze which pared the company's year-to-date slide, even some of the most hardened Tesla shorts have had no choice but to throw in the towel after the EV-maker’s third-quarter results allayed - at…
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