The most recent episode of South Park, "Band in China," has been generating loads of media attention for its sharp critique of the way Hollywood tends to shape its content to avoid offending Chinese government censors in any way whatsoever. Now, those very same government censors, in the real world, have lashed back at South Park by deleting virtually every clip, episode and online discussion of the show from Chinese streaming services, social media and even fan pages.
“As of last night, 374,190 Louisianians either early voted by person or by mail in ballot (340,480 in person, and 33,710 mail in ballots). To put this number in perspective, this is the highest early voting turnout EVER for a non-Presidential election, and is the second highest early voting turnout EVER (only the 2016 Presidential election has seen a higher in person + absentee voting turnout with 531,555 early votes),” Louisiana-based JMC Analytics reported on Sunday... “Republican turnout volume is up 84%, while Independent turnout is up 80% and Democratic turnout is up 36%,” JMC concluded...
...the court said Monday the question of whether the case is moot will be "subject to further consideration at oral argument," and attorneys representing three New York City gun owners and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, as well as city officials, should be prepared to discuss the issue then.
The justices are scheduled to hear arguments in the case Dec. 2, and the challenge to the New York City regulations marks the first Second Amendment case the Supreme Court will hear in nearly a decade.
Three New York City handgun owners and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association challenged the city rules, which placed restrictions on where licensed firearms owners could transport their unloaded and locked handguns. Under the regulations, gun owners could keep their handguns in their homes or take them to one of seven shooting ranges located in the city but were barred from transporting the firearms outside of city limits. The gun owners said the regulations violated their Second Amendment right...
"Our study found that two calves inherited the naturally-occurring hornless allele and four calves additionally inherited a fragment of bacterial DNA, known as a plasmid," said corresponding author Alison Van Eenennaam, with the UC Davis Department of Animal Science. Plasmid integration can be addressed by screening and selection, in this case, selecting the two offspring of the genome-edited hornless bull that inherited only the naturally occurring allele.
Scientists did not observe any other unintended genomic alterations in the calves, and all animals remained healthy during the study period. Neither the bull, nor the calves, entered the food supply as per FDA guidance for genome-edited livestock.
he U.S. Army will deploy a division headquarters, three tank brigades and thousands of other troops to Europe early next year to take part in what will be the largest American-led military exercise on the Continent in 25 years, U.S. European Command said Monday.
Defender Europe-20, which will resemble the massive “Reforger” drills held during the Cold War era, will involve 37,000 troops, including about 20,000 American soldiers. Equipment will begin arriving in Europe in February and the exercises will be held in April and May. Military drills will take place in 10 different nations, but the main action will happen in Germany and Poland, EUCOM said.
....the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!
About 30 Chinese officials, led by Vice Finance Minister Liao Min, entered the U.S. Trade Representative’s office on Monday morning for two days of negotiations, to be followed by the first minister-level trade talks in more than two months.
The White House officially confirmed that the high-level talks, involving Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would begin on Thursday.
....down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so. When I took over, our Military was totally depleted. Now it is stronger than ever before. The endless and ridiculous wars are ENDING! We will be focused on the big picture, knowing we can always go back & BLAST!
Kahn, 46, is a longtime business associate of Epstein and was named as co-executor of his estate, along with Darren K. Indyke. Both executors were named as defendants last week in a new civil suit by one of Epstein's alleged victims, who is not identified. Three other women have filed 'Jane Doe' suits against Epstein's estate alleging rape and sexual assault. Epstein revealed before his death that he had filed away 'potentially damaging or embarrassing' dirt on his famous house guests...
On a separate note, can Glenn ever redeem himself from his foolishness during the 2016 election? He had done some great work in the past uncovering Geroge Soros and the Deep State then went all TDS in 2016. What do you think about this and about the leaked audio from Ukraine? Another question should be asked, was Comey involved in helping Trump get elected?
The freshman congresswoman filed to split from husband Ahmed Hirsi on Friday in Minnesota, the state she represents, The Post has learned. Omar, 38, and Hirsi were married in a religious ceremony in 2002. The two separated in 2008, then legally remarried in 2018. “There has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship,” the court documents filed in Minnesota say.
The award-winning recording of Hicks coming under fire from Nazi planes on the USS Ancon on June 6, 1944, was hailed by The New York World-Telegram as “the greatest recording yet to come out of the war.” Bruce Campbell, the man who found the recording, donated it last week to the National D-Day Foundation in Virginia...
Unilever aims to achieve the goal by reducing its use of all plastics by 100,000 metric tons and using more recycled plastic. The multinational previously pledged to make all its plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 and to use at least 25% recycled plastic in packaging by that year. The company also said Monday it aims to collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells by 2025.
According to Kirchner, Gary Samone, who was the White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction at the time, visited Argentina in the hopes of convincing them to provide reactor fuel. When the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs asked for the request in writing, they never heard from Samone again...
Javier Alatorre, 23, was taken into custody Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo., by multiple agencies, including the FBI, who were investigating the shooting at Tequila KC Bar in Kansas City, Kan., which left four people dead and five others wounded. But the second suspect, identified as 29-year-old Hugo Villanueva-Morales, remained on the run, Kansas police said. He's considered armed and dangerous.
In all, 25 percent of Chao’s scheduled meetings with local officials of any state from January 2017 to March 2018 were with Kentuckians, who make up only about 1.3 percent of the U.S. population. The next closest were Indiana and Georgia, with 6 percent of meetings each, according to Chao’s calendar records, the only ones that have been made public.
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At least five of Chao’s 18 meetings with local Kentuckians were requested in emails from McConnell staffers, who alerted Chao’s staffers which of the officials were “friends” or “loyal supporters,” according to records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
The NatSec hawks are already coming after President Trump for his decision to allow Turkey carte blanche in Northern Syria. And not just his fellow Republicans.
During an impromptu phone interview with Fox & Friends Monday morning - a show that President Trump rarely misses - Senator Lindsey Graham blasted Trump's plan, particularly his decision to abandon the Kurds to Turkey, warning that any pull back by the US would hasten the revival of ISIS.
Graham said that "the biggest lie" being told by the administration is that ISIS has been "defeated." They're merely lying in wait, Graham warned. And with the US gone from the region, the Kurds will have no choice but to ally with the Assad regime and Iran if they want to survive. Meaning the US will lose an important strategic ally in the region..