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DesertRoo

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Hot on the heels of Trump..

The fact is, we don’t have to be in the Middle East, other than we want to protect Israel. We’ve been very good to Israel. Other than that, we don’t have to be in the Middle East. You know there was a time we needed desperately oil, we don’t need that anymore. We have more than they do, isn’t that nice?


 

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DesertRoo

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Q) Nvidia acquiring ARM might mean that the US administrations export ban to China prohibits Chinese use of ARM designs?

Which will inevitably push the Chinese towards RISC-V.
 
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By Sharon LaFraniere
  • Sept. 15, 2020
WASHINGTON — Michael R. Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, apologized Tuesday morning to the health secretary, Alex M. Azar II, and to his staff members for a bizarre and incendiary Facebook outburst in which he accused federal government scientists working on the pandemic of “sedition” and warned of coming violence from left-wing “hit squads.”
He is considering a leave of absence to address physical health problems, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Mr. Caputo, 58, a longtime Trump loyalist, told dozens of staff members in a hastily scheduled meeting that he was under stress because of questions about his physical health and threats to his safety and that of his family. He apologized for embarrassing Mr. Azar and the department.
It was unclear Tuesday whether Mr. Caputo had seriously endangered his job with his soliloquy Sunday night, which drew national attention. Among other statements that alarmed administration critics, he accused the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of harboring a “resistance unit” dedicated to ousting President Trump, urged his gun-owning followers to buy ammunition because “it’s going to be hard to get” and said his mental health “had definitely failed.”
 

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By SAMMY ROTH
STAFF WRITER
SEP. 19, 2020

Browse Patagonia’s online shop, and you’ll find T-shirts condemning Big Oil, encouraging people to vote with planet Earth in mind and declaring that when it comes to wilderness, Americans must “defend it or lose it.”
But the company is getting far more attention for a cheeky, hidden message that appears only on the tag of a limited-edition pair of shorts, in tiny print.
The message: “VOTE THE ASSHOLES OUT.”
The label, which went viral on Twitter, was only the latest Trump-era call to action from Patagonia. The company has responded to the federal government’s environmental rollbacks with increasingly vocal campaigns to protect the country’s public lands — and yes, it says the four-word message applies to the president, along with other politicians who refuse to act on climate change.


Patagonia isn’t alone. As more Americans have taken up hiking, hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation, retailers selling tents, snowboards and weather-resistant jackets have become more politically active over the last few years.

That doesn’t usually take the shape of a profanity-laced political statement. For many companies, it has meant pushing state and federal officials to support greater use of public lands for recreation, as opposed to extractive uses such as mining, logging and oil and gas drilling.


Outdoors enthusiasts aren’t a uniform bunch. They might include Angelenos shopping for tents at REI before hitting the road to Joshua Tree National Park, Phoenix-area suburbanites picking fishing gear at Bass Pro Shops before a road trip to Lake Mead or rural Wyoming residents stocking up on ammunition before heading out for a hunt. They span all political persuasions.

But what they tend to have in common is strong support for policies that protect the places they love.

“These companies are very acutely aware of what their customer base is,” Smith said. “Outdoor recreation and access on public lands really is a bipartisan point of agreement.”


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A Chinese military propaganda video simulating a bombing raid used clips from Hollywood blockbusters, including Transformers and The Rock, reports say.

The video shows nuclear-capable H-6 bombers carrying out a simulated attack on what appears to be a US military base on the Pacific island of Guam.

The video was viewed nearly five million times on China's Sina Weibo microblogging platform.

But many users mocked its apparent use of scenes from Hollywood movies.

"It's fortunate that China has no issues with copyright," one joked.

"Stealing from another American film? I just... haha" wrote another user, while a third said: "Don't use clips from these awful countries. People look down on us on Twitter and it drives me crazy."

The two-minute video, called Gods of War - Attack!, was released by China's air force on Saturday.

Set to dramatic music, it shows H-6 bombers launching an attack on what appears to be the US's Andersen Air Force Base.

"We are the defenders of the motherland's aerial security; we have the confidence and ability to always defend the security of the motherland's skies," the air force wrote alongside the video.

But social media users quickly noticed that the video's most dramatic scenes appeared to have been taken from the films Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Rock and Hurt Locker.
 

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European bank shares tumble after leaked files unveil suspicious money flows worth over $2 trillion
Saloni Sardana
Sep. 21, 2020, 07:04 PM


The documents, known as the FinCen files, showed five banks: JPMorgan, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Barclays and BNY Mellon handled the most illicit funds between 1997 and 2017.

JPMorgan, HSBC and Deutsche Bank facilitated the movement of criminal money even after getting caught, the agency reported.
 

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Hot on the heels of Trump..

The fact is, we don’t have to be in the Middle East, other than we want to protect Israel. We’ve been very good to Israel. Other than that, we don’t have to be in the Middle East. You know there was a time we needed desperately oil, we don’t need that anymore. We have more than they do, isn’t that nice?


I've been thinking about this and I dunno if it's true.

US Shale was struggling only two months ago with multiple extraction companies collapsing. It needs a high value per barrel to make it worthwhile.
 

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DesertRoo

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I've been thinking about this and I dunno if it's true.

US Shale was struggling only two months ago with multiple extraction companies collapsing. It needs a high value per barrel to make it worthwhile.
lithium baby!
Someone’s sold the story of lithium to the world, forget how much we’d need to dig up to replace all the cars in America. Let alone the world, so as fatboy slim would say you’ve come along way baby, unless someone can stick a mine on the moon. We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
 

DesertRoo

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Hey ferball,
I can’t be bothered jumping around around treads, did you hear it doesn’t look like Murat Kurnaz, or prisoner #61, will be able to testify for the Assange trial..
it’s almost like all the people who are allowed are only journos, with the same message, so their opinions will be weighted..
 
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I haven't heard anything about it but given the way the US gov objects to any defence evidence it wouldn't surprise me. El Masri's torture wasn't allowed to be mentioned.
 

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