Category: Afternoon Thread

Retail Sales Crater A Record 16.4% In April

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Sales at U.S. retailers sank a record 16.4% in April after coronavirus lockdowns shuttered much of the economy, cost millions of jobs and spawned an unprecedented slump in consumer spending. Retail sales tumbled in every category except online shopping, the government said Friday. Sales also sank by a revised 8.3% in March, easily marking the worst back-to-back declines in modern American history...

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OP-ED: Victor Davis Hanson “Losing Our Fears, in War and Plague”

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Seventy-five years ago this month, Germany surrendered, ending the European theater of World War II. At the war’s beginning, no one believed Germany would utterly collapse in May 1945. On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, German invaders were on the verge of capturing Moscow. Britain was isolated. London had barely survived a terrible German bombing during the Blitz. A sleeping America was neutral, but it was beginning to realize it was weak and mostly unarmed in a scary world…

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Democrats Push Bobby Rush’s ‘Devil’ Coronavirus Bill H.R. 6666, To Fund ‘Door-to-Door’ Contact Tracing

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House Democrats are proposing H.R. 6666, a multi-billion dollar bill authorizing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to “award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences.”

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National Bureau of Economic Research: 42% Of Pandemic Layoffs Will Become Permanent Job Losses

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Forty-two percent of workers experiencing recent layoffs will suffer permanent job losses, according to a paper circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Many of the coronavirus pandemic layoffs will become permanent job losses, according to a new study with alarming implications for the future of the economy.

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Inslee vs Apples: A Union-Led Shutdown in Washington

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Washington State leaders are about to send half of the state’s essential seasonal farm workers home. The result would destroy over half the state’s three million ton — six billion pound — apple harvest, almost half of the nation’s production of frozen and processed raspberries, and millions of pounds of other fruit and vegetables. Over 15,000 members of the state’s seasonal workforce would lose essential jobs because the proposed guidelines eliminate half the sleeping accommodations in temporary worker housing.

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Declassified Docs Show Obama Knew of Flynn Wiretaps

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President Obama was aware of the details of wiretapped conversations of then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak back in December 2016, according to recently declassified Department of Justice (DOJ) documents released on Thursday.

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Trump White House ‘Drafting Legal Blueprint For Mining The Moon’ As Part Of New Deal Called ‘Artemis Accords’

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The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new US-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, people familiar with the proposed pact told Reuters. The agreement would be the latest effort to cultivate allies around Nasa’s plan to put humans and space stations on the moon within the next decade, and comes as the civilian space agency plays a growing role in implementing American foreign policy. The draft pact has not been formally shared with US allies yet.

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Democrats Will Sacrifice Americans To Win The Presidency

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Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. If you need examples, just look at Newsom, Whitmer, and Mills. No, they are not a trio of serial killers from the 1940s or a law firm hired by the Clinton campaign to set up Donald Trump. Nothing so glamorous — they are the United States governors of California, Michigan, and Maine, respectively. All three are in good standing with their party (D) and the media — and they have each succumbed to the maddening allure of their inner Stalin, demonically pursuing dreams of total control...

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OP-ED By Dennis Prager: Why The Worldwide Lockdown May Be The Greatest Mistake In History

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The idea that the worldwide lockdown of virtually every country other than Sweden may have been an enormous mistake strikes many — including world leaders; most scientists, especially health officials, doctors and epidemiologists; those who work in major news media; opinion writers in those media; and the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people who put their faith in these people — as so preposterous as to be immoral…

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