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    Daily Digest 1/27 – Meet the Censored: Status Coup, Average human is fatter than an elephant

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    Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 10:55 AM

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Meet the Censored: Status Coup

On January 6th, Jon Farina, photographer and videographer for Jordan Chariton’s Status Coup outlet, captured horrifying images. At the Capitol, a pro-Trump mob tried to burst into the building, and a police officer who attempted to intercede was caught in a door. He cried out in pain, but the crowd was indifferent, chanting, “Heave, ho!” as they tried to break in. Farina, in the middle of the physical mayhem as photojournalists often are, caught the scene up close while 30,000 people watched the live feed.

Farina’s footage rocketed around the world, and major press outlets celebrated his work as an example of hard-hitting reporting. CNN did a laudatory story about the freelance photojournalist, with Pamela Brown asking Farina to “bring us inside the mayhem.”

Joe Biden Signs Executive Order to Make All Federal Vehicles Electric

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday to phase out the federal government’s use of vehicles that run on gas and replace them with ones that run on electricity.

The process is part of Biden’s “Made in America” executive order, which the president claims will create one million additional jobs in the auto industry in America.

Average human is fatter than an elephant, unique obesity study reveals

How are those New Year’s weight loss resolutions going so far? For people who need more motivation to cut the fat out of their diet, a new study finds your average elephant is probably in better shape than most humans. An international research team says, despite their massive size, zoo elephants actually carry less body fat than the average person.

The team, led by Daniella Chusyd of Indiana University, wanted to understand why Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) living in zoos had lower birth rates than their peers in the wild. Researchers say it was thought these captive elephants were overweight and this was leading to a fertility crisis among the zoo population. Such a connection is similar to what health experts see happening in overweight people.

Fed Chair Powell downplays heat in housing market as prices climb

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell downplayed significant price increases in the U.S. housing market on Wednesday, despite noting that activity in the sector is at its highest level since before the global financial crisis.

Powell said there has been a “very strong rebound” in the housing market – but some of the tightness that has led to price increases is a “passing phenomenon.”

In Battle Over GameStop Shares, Two Big Players Flinch

A David and Goliath saga is unfolding in financial markets over the stock price of struggling retail chain GameStop. On Wednesday, Goliath walked away from the battle.

Two Goliaths, actually.

A pair of professional investment firms that placed big bets that money-losing video game retailer GameStop’s stock will crash have essentially admitted defeat. The victor, for now at least, is a volunteer army of smaller investors who have been rallying on Reddit and elsewhere online to support GameStop’s stock and beat back the professionals.

Oakland airport first in US to sell COVID-19 test kits in vending machines

Oakland International Airport on Wednesday became the first airport in the nation to begin selling COVID-19 tests from vending machines.

The testing option may offer a bit of hope for an industry that has been trying to reinstall passenger confidence ever since the virus decimated travel.

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  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021 - 2:06pm

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    thc0655

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    “Bomb trains” on the move

    https://andmagazine.com/talk/2021/01/26/the-bomb-trains/

    As promised, Joe Biden has issued an executive order revoking the March 2019 permit for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. That project, for the time being anyway, is dead. Joe has fulfilled his pledge to those who think we can run our economy without fossil fuels. Workers are already being fired, and energy costs will inevitably begin to rise.

     

    Let’s look at another less discussed implication of this disastrous decision, however. Let’s look at how many people Joe just condemned to death.

     

    The AOC’s of the world assume that cancelling the permit to allow the construction of the pipeline means that the oil it would carry will no longer be produced and no longer reach market. That is not at all what it means. The oil will still find its way to refineries, but now instead of being pumped safely and securely in a pipeline, it will be carried by other means.

    That means mostly by train, and trains derail. When they derail, especially if they are carrying the particularly volatile Bakken Crude Oil, the consequences can be deadly.

    On July 6, 2013 a 73-car freight train carrying Bakken Crude derailed in the remote Canadian town of Lac-Megantic. Multiple tank cars caught fire and exploded in the center of the small community. Forty-two people were killed. More than thirty buildings were destroyed. All but three of the thirty-nine surviving buildings had to be demolished. The blast radius from the explosions was one kilometer.

    If there is an upside to that terrible story, it is that the derailment happened in a small town with a limited population. The trains that carry Bakken Crude don’t just run through rural areas, however. They go through the heart of our biggest cities. And, many of them are much, much bigger than the 73-car train that blew up in Lac-Megantic.

    I’m glad we retired and moved out of Center City Philadelphia. Bakken oil trains ran daily on tracks 150 feet behind our house on their way to the refinery in South Philly.

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  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021 - 2:16pm

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    thc0655

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    Biden Administration considering new tax based how many miles you drive

    http://The https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/23/biden-administration-is-contemplating-a-new-tax-that-would-disproportionately-impact-rural-americans-n2583595

    When President Joe Biden announced former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg as his pick for Transportation Secretary, many scratched their heads. Why would he tap someone who oversaw a small budget, in a small town, in the midwest for such a role? That puzzle is finally coming together.

    It turns out that Biden favors Buttigieg's transportation views, specifically the idea that America should move away from the gas tax and instead opt into a tax based on the number of miles a person travels. It would be a new way to provide cash for the Highway Trust Fund, which currently funding from the federal gas tax. As it currently stands, the federal gas tax is 18.4 cents per gallon and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel.

    Liberal states, like California, Oregon, Washington State, and Colorado are already contemplating this so-called "alternative." ...

    Should the Biden administration move forward with taxing Americans based on the number of miles they drive on any given day, rural America would be the ones disproportionately impacted. They live further outside of metro areas. Many travel 20 to 30 miles one way to work or to do any kind of major grocery shopping. Farmers, especially those who live even further out – a few hours from a metropolitan area – would be punished because they don't live in the inner cities.

    This is a prime example of why rural folks feel forgotten about. It's always about what's best for those who live in the cities, not about those who grow and transport your food, or do the dirty work no one else is willing to do. It's about those who work in fancy offices in New York City, not the loggers and miners who work in dangerous conditions to provide heating options for the very people who despise them.

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  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021 - 2:41pm

    nordicjack

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    regarding driving tax ( Rural White TAX )

    I know people who live in metro areas - and still commute nearly 50+ miles to work each day.  AND do not get to deduct this mileage as they burn up cars .. with highmileage.   Also required to use toll roads to get to work and do not get to deduct this.   So, to tax someone who drives a lot, spends an extra 2 hours in car just to go to work is crazy.. they are already penalized by having to commute just to have a job.   These people are spending 1-2 hours per day driving each way based on traffic... and not getting paid for it.. now you will tax them more after they cannot not deduct their car they burn up.     and reward people who dont go to work.. or to lazy to work , and use their cars for pleasure  only.    again , let incentivize non work..

    And none of this accounts again for rural workers .. and what about gas mileage?  some vehicles get better than others.. we already pay a fuel tax. so this is really dumb..  Because a guy driving in metro traffic, uses more gas than a guy driving 30 miles on the interstate.   SO, there is no real difference in energy consumed.. In fact you could use an awful lot in traffic in the cities today.   So, in the end, taxing on mileage, is a rural, white america tax.   really.

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  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021 - 2:54pm

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    gallantfarms

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    Mr. Conspiracy Theory

    This cartoon has never been more true...

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  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021 - 3:02pm

    Yoxa

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    disproportionate burden on rural folks

    A tax based on miles driven would indeed create a disproportionate burden on rural folks.

    When fuel taxes pay for the road systems I don't begrudge that (much). But I would really, reeeeeally begrudge it if I had to start doing paperwork to track how many miles I drive.

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  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021 - 4:35pm

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    agitating prop

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    Non starter.

    If you read the entire article, it's full of qualifiers. The idea was floated and even if it was enacted would likely only apply to suburbanites. People living rurally would likely get an exemption.

    This is how the article ends. Full of emotion to engender a knee jerk response.

    It's about those who work in fancy offices in New York City, not the loggers and miners who work in dangerous conditions to provide heating options for the very people who despise them.

    Not to mention that there's a mass evacuation from many major cities (to the suburbs) as well as work from home.

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  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021 - 6:03pm

    J keller

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    J keller said:

    I feel like this might be another way to push folks out of the land they own.Make it harder to live in the country.  So bill gates can buy it up.

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  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021 - 6:05pm

    J keller

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    J keller said:

    Thanks for that laugh..need it in times like these. 🙂

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  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021 - 6:38pm

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    MarkM

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    Was that in the article?

    The idea was floated and even if it was enacted would likely only apply to suburbanites. People living rurally would likely get an exemption.

    I must have read too quickly. I didn't see that.

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  • Fri, Jan 29, 2021 - 7:36am

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    Nate

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    Good News Friday

    California was in a serious drought situation 72 hours ago.  The central valley was sitting at 35% of normal (my personal records since 1984).  If this continued, reservoirs and ground water are heavily drawn upon.  We had a really nice set of storms through here the past 3 days and we are now at 95% of normal.  We aren't out of the woods yet, but January rains mean really good snow pack and  the ability to grow crops without further groundwater depletion.

     

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  • Fri, Jan 29, 2021 - 6:13pm

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    Mysterymet

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    I wish this was the Babylon Bee but unfortunately not

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/01/27/china-deploys-anal-swab-tests-to-detect-high-risk-covid-19-cases/?utm_campaign=forbes&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=Gordie&sh=596ca9bc6e81
    you have got to be shitting me...

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  • Fri, Jan 29, 2021 - 6:20pm

    agitating prop

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    Was that in the article?

    That was a quick synopsis.  The crazy ending to the article was a direct quote.  Would you like me to provide more to buttress my synopsis? I read the entire article from the original source, not just what was provided here.

     

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  • Fri, Jan 29, 2021 - 6:24pm

    agitating prop

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    Nate

    You must be very relieved. Drought is one of the most severe issues we face.  It scares me to death.

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  • Fri, Jan 29, 2021 - 7:29pm

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    Hohhot

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    Buffet owns the railroads that transport crude oil- that's why O killed it in 2015 too

     

    No pipeline as it would cut out rail. Did it before.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/warren_buffett_and_the_keystone_decision.html

     

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