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Sep 20 14:36

Global stock markets plunge as Chinese real estate giant Evergrande teeters on the brink of collapse with debts of more than $300 BILLION and firm threatens top execs with 'severe punishment'

Global stock markets plunged on Monday as Chinese real estate giant Evergrande teetered on the brink of collapse with debts of more than $300 billion.

Shares in the once-mighty property firm plunged 12 per cent in Hong Kong ahead of debt repayment deadlines later this week, sparking contagion fears across the world.

Sep 20 14:35

First new London Tube line in 22 years opens as £1.1bn Northern line extension starts carrying passengers to stops at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms

Two new stations opened on London's Northern Line this morning in the first major expansion of the underground this century.

The new stops at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station today opened to passengers with trains running through Battersea Power Station from 5.28am.



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Sep 20 14:26

Americans Haven’t Been This Down on Housing Market Since 1982

The last time Americans were this turned off by the U.S. housing market, borrowing costs were over five times the current rate.

Sep 20 14:23

Police called to FIVE bomb threats just hours apart: Disposal squad shut down Edinburgh's famous Princes Street and Lincoln Castle due to explosion risk as three Spalding schools are evacuated

Three schools and a castle in Lincoln, as well as a famous street in Edinburgh were all evacuated today after bomb threats were made.

Pupils from Spalding High School, St John the Baptist Primary and Monkshouse Primary in Lincoln were evacuated after reports alleged that bombs were on the premises.

The schools were closed shortly before another two suspicious packages wer

Sep 20 14:20

New photo of 'world's wokest Prime Minister' Justin Trudeau in blackface emerges on eve of Canada's national election

Yet another image of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface at the 2001 Arabian Nights party - this time in color - has emerged just in time for the Canadian Federal Election.

The photo, released on Sunday by Canadian Proud, shows the liberal icon in a turban and robe, with his tongue sticking out. The world leader has also covered his face with dark makeup.

Sep 20 13:39

NYC War On Unvaxxed Causing Chaos

By Neenah Payne

In the first five days of the new “vaccination” mandate, two restaurants experienced altercations (one violent) with customers, and one restaurant owner decided to sue NYC over the mandate. Several restaurants have refused to discriminate. Some are even posting signs showing their refusal.

In the 1960s, some Black Americans in the Civil Rights Movement participated in sit-ins at lunch counters that refused to serve them on the basis of race. That memory is still fresh in the minds of many. With 72% of Black New Yorkers not vaccinated, the new rules barring “unvaxxed” from indoor restaurants can feel a lot like racial discrimination. Perhaps that’s why there were conflicts at two NYC restaurants in the first week of this policy...

Sep 20 13:34

FBI says fortune seized in Beverly Hills raid was criminals' loot. Owners say: Where's the proof?

After the FBI seized Joseph Ruiz's life savings during a raid on a safe deposit box business in Beverly Hills, the unemployed chef went to court to retrieve his $57,000. A judge ordered the government to tell Ruiz why it was trying to confiscate the money.

It came from drug trafficking, an FBI agent responded in court papers.

Ruiz’s income was too low for him to have that much money, and his side business selling bongs made from liquor bottles suggested he was an unlicensed pot dealer, the agent wrote. The FBI also said a dog had smelled unspecified drugs on Ruiz’s cash.

The FBI was wrong. When Ruiz produced records showing the source of his money was legitimate, the government dropped its false accusation and returned his money.

Ruiz is one of roughly 800 people whose money and valuables the FBI seized from safe deposit boxes they rented at the U.S. Private Vaults store in a strip mall on Olympic Boulevard.

Sep 20 13:31

How desperate Haitians are paying up to $10,000 and traveling thousands of miles by foot, coach, boat to cross into America from Mexico and reach 'safety' in isolated Del Rio

Desperate Haitians are paying up to $10,000 and traveling thousands of miles by foot, coach and boat to reach safety in the isolated town of Del Rio on the Mexico-U.S. border.

Men, women and children are making the grueling journey across international borders, a notoriously dangerous jungle, the sea and deserts.



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Sep 20 12:44

Supreme Court to hear restrictive Mississippi abortion law on December 1

The Supreme Court will hear a case concerning a Mississippi abortion law on December 1, the court announced on Monday, teeing up one of the most substantial cases of the term in which the justices are being asked to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The Mississippi case -- the most important set of abortion-related oral arguments the court has heard since 1992 -- comes as states across the country, emboldened by the conservative majority and the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the high court, are increasingly passing restrictive abortion-related regulations, hoping to curb the constitutional right first established in 1973 in Roe and reaffirmed in 1992 when the court handed down Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Roe v. Wade is the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide prior to viability, which can occur at around 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Sep 20 12:43

After Inspiration4, SpaceX sees high demand for free-flyer missions

Four amateur astronauts returned from a three-day private spaceflight this weekend overflowing with enthusiasm about the experience. "Best ride of my life," said Dr. Sian Proctor shortly after emerging from the Crew Dragon capsule.

Future customers for such a free-flying orbital experience, however, weren't waiting for the initial reviews to express their interest in going to space. Even before the Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down on Saturday night the Inspiration4 mission had already ignited a firestorm of interest.

Sep 20 12:43

Floods Have Swamped the US. The Next Health Problem: Mold

IT HAS BEEN a summer of floods. Northern Virginia at the end of last week, and Texas at the beginning, thanks to Tropical Storm Nicholas. Louisiana and New York City last month, following Hurricane Ida. New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, after Tropical Storm Henri. North Carolina, from Tropical Storm Fred. Deadly flash floods caused by heavy rains in Tennessee.

The floods swamped roads, toppled trees, crushed houses, and killed close to 100 people—but as the water recedes, authorities are watching for signals of a second, slower-moving harm. Wherever water has invaded buildings, mold and fungi follow. They are deadly to people with damaged immune systems and dangerous even for the apparently healthy. Yet we have not built the surveillance systems that would reveal how serious their effect may be.

Sep 20 12:29

What? New England Journal of Medicine Backtracks – Now Admits COVID Vax May Not Be Safe for Pregnant Women

The esteemed New England Journal of Medicine posted a correction last week and now admits the COVID vaccine may not be safe for pregnant women.

The study was updated after it found that 104 of 827 pregnant participants experienced a spontaneous abortion after receiving the COVID vaccine. That is roughly 1 of 8 pregnant women losing their baby after getting the vaccine.


Sep 20 12:09

Wildfires In California Have Reached Some Of The World's Oldest And Largest Trees

Raging wildfires burning in California forests have reached sequoia trees, raising fears the beloved conifers, some of which are up to 1,500 years old, could be devastated once more by flames.

Sep 20 12:08

YOUNG SWEDISH MAN RAPED WITH BOTTLE FOR 6 HOURS BY IMMIGRANT GANG, NOW CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME

Sep 20 12:05

FBI COVERED UP CHILD SEX ABUSE, FATHER GOES ON REVENGE RAMPAGE IN COURT ROOM


Sep 20 11:57

Mastermind behind Osama bin Laden's escape from US bombing of Tora Bora in 2001 is back in charge of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan

The leader of Osama bin Laden's former Black Guard and mastermind behind his escape from the U.S. bombing at Tora Bora in 2001 is now back in charge of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Sep 20 11:57

Dow Jones plunges more than 700 points as Chinese real estate giant Evergrande teeters on the brink of collapse with debts of more than $300 BILLION and firm threatens top execs with 'severe punishment'

Wall Street's main indexes plunged more than 700 points on Monday as Chinese real estate giant Evergrande teetered on the brink of collapse with debts of more than $300 billion.

Sep 20 11:56

Refund the police! Woke Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to unveil budget that BOOSTS spending on crime-hit city's PD after she slashed $59M from the department last year

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to unveil a proposed budget that bolsters funding to the crime-ridden city’s police department as violence and gang activity runs rampant.

Sep 20 11:54

'That's a dude': MMA star 'Suga' blasts transgender fighter

Mixed martial arts rising star "Suga" Sean O'Malley commented critically on transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin's victories over female fighters.

“I don’t think that’s OK,” O’Malley said of McLaughlin's victory during an episode of his podcast. “I just don’t think that’s OK ... In just competing in sports, I mean, especially mixed. It’s like she had testosterone for, who knows, 20 to 30 years of her life and now I’m a girl.”

“You could tell that’s a dude,” O’Malley added. “A jacked girl. I mean, look at those arms.”

Sep 20 11:53

Judge in case of anti-Trump mudslinger is married to attorney for ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page

Last week, the special counsel appointed to oversee the probe into the FBI's investigation of former president Donald Trump indicted Michael Sussmann, a lawyer for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Republicans and Trump allies are optimistic about the latest development in John Durham's investigation but are still concerned that Attorney General Merrick Garland might halt the investigation to protect allies and even the president himself.

FBI notes appear to suggest that as vice president, Joe Biden played a role in the Democratic Party project to smear Trump as a Russian asset by raising the obscure, disused, 18th century statute the Logan Act as a possible vehicle for prosecuting Michael Flynn for speaking with the Russian ambassador to Washington — even after FBI case agents had cleared Trump's incoming national security adviser of wrongdoing.

Sep 20 11:52

White Liberal Mother Regrets Offering Daughter as Ritual Sacrifice to Diversity Gods of the Globalist American Empire

Dear Care and Feeding,

I am a liberal, White, upper-middle-class parent, and we live in a mixed-income, racially integrated urban neighborhood. When it came time to enroll our daughter in high school, we selected a school that was majority Black because it was close by, and we rejected the notion of getting caught up in which magnet school was most prestigious. Our daughter had a horrible time there—she was harassed so much that we had to pull her out, and other non-Black students there were victimized because of their race. I am struggling to make sense of the experience. I think she’s managed it well and hasn’t let it affect her general views on race, and I believe I’m doing the same, but mostly I am just so angry that our daughter had to endure this, and I feel guilty that I put her in this position.

Sep 20 11:51

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Sep 20 11:50

Medical fascists praise Branch Covidian landlord for requiring “proof of vaccination” in order to rent


Sep 20 11:49

Haven't we seen this movie before?

Sep 20 11:47

Good weekend, Joe? Biden gets the mask back on as he arrives back in DC after 70-hour long weekend biking in Rehoboth Beach amid Haitian migrant catastrophe at the border

President Joe Biden arrived back in Washington, DC clad in a face mask and his signature aviators after spending more than 70 hours at his Delaware beach house bike riding and spending time with family, before he departs for the United Nations General Assembly in New York City later on Monday.

Sep 20 11:46

Biden says if you are in a state along the path of a hurricane. Your best protection is to Get Vaccinated!



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Sep 20 11:44

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Sep 20 11:44

Thousands of Haitian migrants cross Rio Grande BACK to Mexico to avoid deportation as DHS ramps up expulsion flights to seven a day - but still Biden and Harris remain silent on crisis

Migrants began flowing back into the Mexican side of the southern border on Monday from Del Rio, Texas as the Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up deportation flights to seven per day.


Sep 20 11:42

And Another: Shanghai-Based Property Developer Crashes 87% In Minutes Before It Is Halted

It's not just Evergrande that is about to keel over. Overnight, one of its smaller peers, Shanghai-based Sinic Holdings Group which focuses on the development of residential and commercial properties in China, was halted trading after it shares cratered in a freak 87% plunge on Monday afternoon. The plunge slashed the market value to just under $230 million, which is laughable for a listed developer in the city.

There was no reason for the selloff - an officer at the firm’s Hong Kong office said there’s no one to attend to media inquires which is probably not a good sign - which was attributed to the general panic resulting from Evergrande's imminent default, nor did the company give a reason for the trading halt in Hong Kong.

Sep 20 11:42

US Stocks Hit With 2nd Biggest Sell Program In History

As futures indicated, the US cash equity open was greeted by an avalanche of selling, breaking the S&P back below its 50DMA...

This was the second largest sell-program in history with TICK crashing to -2067 (record low as -2069 on 5/11/21)...

Sep 20 11:41

Futures Slide, Europe Tumbles As Evergrande Contagion Shockwave Goes Global

In retrospect, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan picked a great day to take a holiday, which as we noted last night hammered Hong Kong stocks more than 3%, slamming the Hong Kong property sector and sending Evergrande - which is expected to default within hours to a bank loan due Monday while crucial interest payment deadline on its offshore bonds looms on Thursday - to its lowest market cap ever (it closed down 10.2% just off the worst levels of the day) before the rout spread to European bourses and US equity futures as Evergrande's escalating liquidity - and now solvency - crisis spread beyond the sector.

Sep 20 11:41

"Why Aren't You Here?" - Democratic Del Rio Mayor Calls Out Biden, Harris For Failing To Visit Border In Crisis

Democratic Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano has called out President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for failing to make an appearance at his town as it battles with an overwhelming illegal immigrant crisis that has left Border Patrol agents struggling to process thousands of people.

More than 15,000 illegal immigrants, including Haitian, Cuban, and Venezuelan nationals, have illegally entered the United States in recent days and taken shelter underneath the border bridge connecting Del Rio, a Texas town of about 35,000 people, to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.

While numerous official figures and congressmen, including Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), have visited the town, shared images, and urged the Biden administration to take action, both Biden and Harris have been noticeably absent.



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Sep 20 11:40

Goldman Issues A Dire Warning On China's Property Sector

No matter how the Evergrande drama plays out, whether it culminates with an uncontrolled, chaotic default and/or liquidation which sparks a crash in real estate values, or with Beijing blinking and bailing out the core pillar of China's housing market, remember that Evergrande is just a symptom of the trends that have whipsawed China's property market in the past year, which has seen significant contraction as a result of Beijing policies seeking to tighten financial conditions as part of Xi's new "common prosperity" drive which among other things, seeks to make housing much more affordable to everyone, not just the richest.

Sep 20 11:40

Now That The American Dream Is Reserved For The Wealthy, The Smart Crowd Is Opting Out

Clueless economists are wringing their hands about the labor shortage without looking at the underlying causes, one of which is painfully obvious: the American economy now only works for the top 10%; the American Dream of turning labor into capital is now reserved for the already-wealthy.

As a result the Smart Crowd is opting out of the conventional workforce's debt-overwork-deadend-treadmill. What clueless economists, pundits and politicos don't dare acknowledge is that credentials and hard work are not a ticket to middle-class security; they're a ticket to impossible workloads demanded by global corporations and high-cost lifestyles anchored by student-loan debt, high rents and out-of-reach real estate.

Sep 20 11:39

Six Evergrande Execs Face 'Severe Punishment' Over Early Redemptions For Themselves

Six senior Evergrande executives are facing "severe punishment" for securing early redemptions for themselves on investment products which the imploding Chinese real estate giant told retail investors they couldn't repay on time.

According to the Financial Times, over 40 group executives had personally invested in its investment products - with six of them securing early redemptions. All six will return the money.

"All funds redeemed by the managers must be returned and severe penalties will be imposed," said the company, which has offered to repay investors with discounted apartments and parking lots.

Sep 20 11:37

VIDEO: Angry mom reads anal sex passage from junior high library book to school board. Mom's mic is cut off, but district pulls book for review.

Saying that Kara Bell was a bit upset at board members of the Lake Travis Independent School District in Austin, Texas, is a bit of an understatement.

No, Bell — a local mom and former board member candidate — was livid during the school board meeting last week over a middle school library book she deemed sexually explicit, KXAN-TV reported.

Sep 20 11:34

McCarthy Urges Biden to Deploy National Guard to Migrant Camp under Texas Bridge

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday called on President Biden to deploy the National Guard to Del Rio, Texas, where Border Patrol agents have been overwhelmed by thousands of migrants streaming across the border and camping out under a bridge.

Sep 20 11:33

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Sep 20 11:32

Massachusetts Wants ‘Woke’ Activists to Set School Curricula

As battles over education heat up across the country, legislators in Massachusetts are considering a range of measures to empower left-leaning activist groups to set education policy for the state. On Monday, the joint education committee of the state legislature had a hearing that discussed, among other things, a bill to institute a “critical approach and pedagogy” for a curriculum of ethnic studies, “decolonization,” and “social justice” instruction.

Sep 20 11:25

Vaccines by Eating Greens? Greens Will Never Let It Happen

Scientists are conducting an experiment that, if successful, would permit us to receive some vaccines and other medicines by eating food rather than by jab. From the Study Finds story:


Sep 20 11:23

Congressional Progressive Caucus Prepares to Block Infrastructure Bill if Reconciliation Budget Fails

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is deliberating whether to deploy its members to kill the $1 trillion Biden-backed infrastructure bill if the accompanying massive social spending plan House Democrats spearheaded fails to advance.

Sep 20 11:22

The Gathering Storm (But with Not Enough Wind): Europe’s Energy Mess Gets Worse — a Lesson the U.S. Looks Set to Ignore

Much of last week’s Capital Letter was focused on the growing energy crunch in Europe — a crunch that has something (but not everything) to do with needlessly destructive climate policies, and has, quite clearly, lessons for the U.S.

Sep 20 11:20

Credit Default Swap on the U.S. Debt...

Sep 20 11:20

Can you find Kamala? (8 Cartoons)


Sep 20 11:14

Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Is Now TANKING Even In BLUE States

So far, Joe Biden’s presidency has been distinguished by one tragedy after another, interspersed with hundreds of “senior moments” to instill some confidence. These disasters, however, have occurred because of him, rather than as a result of him.

After a while, even sophisticated propaganda like photoshopped t-shirts and partisan blinders can’t keep the truth from ordinary people. Inflation is something they notice. Totalitarianism is what they see. They notice it in their communities and at their workplaces. They don’t need CNN, Fox, OAN, or MSNBC to tell them what they already know: the president is a failed, flailing mess.

Even in blue and purple states, it’s starting to set in, and it’s starting to show up in polls.

Sep 20 11:09

George Soros Caught Funneling Money To Bush-Clinton-Obama Group Pushing To Bring Wave Of Afghan Refugees In To America

George Soros is quietly funding a group led by Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush that aims to open America’s borders to a flood of Afghan migrants.

Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton are among the Honorary Co-Chairs of Welcome.Us. Deep state operatives from the New York Times, the Soros-funded Atlantic Council, Obama’s former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Maria Shriver, establishment shill David French, and Jeb Bush make up the group’s National Welcome Council.

Sep 20 11:08

Liquor-License Rules Are Crippling Restaurants at the Worst Possible Time

The pandemic and related closures hit the restaurant industry hard, with about 90,000 eateries closing permanently. When the pandemic finally subsides, America will need entrepreneurs to launch new restaurants and fill the void.

Sep 20 11:07

Texas Congressman on Visit to Del Rio Migrant Camp: ‘Worse Than You Could Imagine’

Representative August Pfluger (R., Texas) is sounding alarms after visiting Del Rio, Texas, where Border Patrol agents have been overwhelmed by thousands of mostly Haitian migrants streaming across the border and camping out under a bridge.

Sep 20 11:04

Average NFT price down 99% today

Sep 20 10:38

Biden is set to meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in NYC today ahead of speaking to General Assembly on Tuesday as COVID superspreader fears loom over the high-profile event

President Joe Biden is meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday evening ahead of his planned Tuesday remarks before the U.N. General Assembly in New York City.

Sep 20 10:20

Armed Man Detained At 'Justice For J6' Rally 'Exposed As Undercover Law Enforcement'

An armed man who was filmed being detained at the Capitol rally in support of Jan 6 suspects appears to have been inadvertently exposed as an undercover law enforcement officer by his fellow police.

Sep 20 10:19

Conservatives, Take Back the Education Field

If universal school-choice legislation passed tomorrow and parents finally had the freedom to choose schools for their children, with public funds to access them, would utopia follow? We doubt it.

Sep 20 10:19

Opinion | Why is Egypt postponing the war against Ethiopia?

Marathon negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia that spanned over 10 years dashed all hopes that had been placed on them in the face of the Ethiopian insistence on refusing to sign any binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

For many decades, Ethiopia has viewed Egypt and Sudan as seizing its right to the Nile waters, which has caused the poverty it has suffered from for a long time. It also believes that the time has come to act in what it believes of its ownership of the Blue Nile River.

On the other hand, Egypt sees “absolute Ethiopian control without agreements or restrictions as an existential threat to the Egyptian people.” Fears are rising about the destruction of the already meagre Egyptian agricultural area and the decrease in the quotas of water allocated for drinking, as Egypt relies almost entirely on the Nile River, which provides more than 90% of the country’s water needs.

Sep 20 10:18

CrossTalk | Incompetent elites

Western civilization and culture have been infected by a mindset that prizes ideology over competence and virtue over reason. And democracy is only a good idea if and when it serves elite interests. Then there is an issue of competence. Competence used to be rewarded, now incompetence is overlooked when serving ideology.

Sep 20 10:17

Syrian tribes vow to help army fight foreign troops, separatists

Leaders of various Syrian tribes have held a gathering in the capital Damascus, pledging to work with the army to expel foreign troops and return occupied territories to the state control.

Tribal leaders and elders categorically rejected Friday attempts by foreign forces and their Takfiri mercenaries to partition Syria, stressing that they will join forces with Syrian army troops to confront separatist plots.

They called on foreign occupation forces and their mercenaries to leave Syria, saying the Syrian nation suffers from harsh economic and social difficulties as a result of their presence and arbitrary measures.

Sep 20 10:17

Playing into the Hands of the Real Terrorists Among Us

Human nature, as it is called, is fickle at best, and when combined with indifference, a lack of understanding, or ignorance of the truth, it can be a deadly combination. That has never been more obvious than it is today in this totalitarian-based governing system that now runs rampant over society. In the midst of this dire situation, the people should have realized that by their own hand, and due to their voluntary obedience to the state bureaucratic cabal, they caused their own misery and loss of freedom.

Sep 20 10:15

Senator Sinema to Nancy Pelosi: Break Your Word on Infrastructure, and I’m Out

Hot on the heels of Senator Manchin’s “Whoa, Nelly,” Politico reports that Senator Sinema has told Joe Biden that she’s aware of the game being played by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and she’s having none of it:

Sep 20 10:14

Tipping Point - Daniel Horowitz on Vaccine Mandates

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