News Burst 14 August 2021 – Get The News! ~ August 14, 2021

  • Late on July 30, pilots of two separate aircrafts — one military and one commercial — reported seeing a mysterious green UFO vanish into the clouds over the Gulf of Saint Lawrence on the Atlantic coast of Canada, Vice News reported. According to a report posted Aug. 11 to the Canadian government’s aviation incident database, both flights witnessed a “bright green flying object” that “flew into a cloud, then disappeared.” The object did not impact the operations of either flight, the report noted.
  • According to Brooklyn Museum’s Egyptian art galleries curator Edward Bleiberg, there is a widespread pattern of deliberate destruction driven by a complex set of reasons. Egyptian artifacts were imbued with political and religious functions, according to experts, and it was the culture of iconoclasm that led to their deliberate mutilation. Everything ranging from invasions by outside forces to power struggles between dynastic rulers left indelible scars on the visual cultural legacy of one of the world’s oldest and longest-lasting civilizations.
  • The Central Intelligence Agency is mulling the creation of a separate “Mission Center for China” which would concentrate on intelligence operations related to the People’s Republic, sources said to be familiar with the discussions have told Bloomberg.
  • Mark Stephens, who specialises in media and human rights law at London-based firm Howard Kennedy, said that Prince Andrew could be the “covert target” in the investigation against Epstein and Maxwell, but added that the royal’s lawyers have been successful in “stonewalling” legal proceedings to date. “It’s been five years since this all began, and his lawyers have effectively stonewalled for that period. I can see, given the complexities in this case, that they could stonewall for another decade, maybe two decades, so 10 to 20 years, because all the legal points are susceptible, they’re unusual, they’re complex, there’s not much precedence, and it’s going to be difficult to resolve it when you’re going to go to the highest court of appeal on each occasion,” Stephens said.
  • People living in the town of Bebington, located in the British vicinity of Liverpool, have complained about a noise they refer to as “the hum” that apparently stops some from sleeping, the Liverpool Echo reports. According to the newspaper, locals complaining about the problem online have suggested that this problem “has been going on for years”. “I first heard ‘The Hum’ in 1971, when I was 13,” one person said. “It was always during the night.”
  • Social media giants Facebook and Twitter were blasted after it became clear both platforms were deliberately disabling the sharing of articles regarding a missing laptop and emails said to belong to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. Months after being blasted for having intentionally limited the sharing of articles tied to Hunter Biden, Facebook is at it once again, but this time the focus isn’t on reports from the New York Post. Now, it’s all about an exclusive report released by the UK’s Daily Mail. The story at the center of this latest case was published on Wednesday and centers around newly surfaced video footage of a naked Hunter Biden in bed with an unidentified woman who is described as being a “prostitute.”
  • Weinstein, 69, scored a legal victory on Thursday after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa B. Lench granted the defense motion to dismiss a charge related to a May 11, 2010, incident in which Weinstein allegedly assaulted a woman in a Beverly Hills hotel room. The charge was dismissed because it had surpassed the 10-year statute of limitations. Nevertheless, Weinstein faces up to 140 years behind bars and was sentenced last year to 23 years behind bars for sexual assault and rape.
  • David Mikkelson co-founded Snopes in 1994, and the website has become a key player in the online information wars in recent years. Its supporters see it as a bastion of level-headed truth against an onslaught of partisan “misinformation,” while its detractors see it as yet another biased liberal outlet masquerading as a neutral ‘fact-checker’. However, nobody’s accused the site of outright plagiarism until now. In a statement on Friday, the site acknowledged that between 2014 and 2019, Mikkelson published “more than two dozen” stories lifted from other news sites, under either the pseudonym “Jeff Zarronandia” or the generic “Snopes Staff” byline. The plagiarism was uncovered following a tip by Buzzfeed reporter Dean Sterling Jones.
  • Attorneys of a Texas prisoner set to be executed next month have filed a lawsuit claiming that the inmate’s wish to have a pastor lay hands on him as he dies had been denied by prison officials. In the most recent case of legal fights over spiritual advisers’ presence during execution, attorneys for Ramirez filed a federal lawsuit this week, demanding his pastor from a local congregation of the Second Baptist Church be allowed to lay hands on him in his final moments. In the suit, lawyers cite a 2019 case when the US Supreme Court halted the execution of Patrick Murphy in Texas. That inmate demanded a Buddhist spiritual adviser in the execution chamber, with the court ruling in his favor – and no new execution date has been set.
  • Glenn Greenwald has urged internet users to leave behind YouTube’s ceaseless content-policing and migrate to Rumble, after he and a group of prominent pundits set up shop at the laissez-faire video platform. The veteran journalist, along with former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and several other well-known commentators, have joined Rumble’s “deep pool of content talent,” the company said in a press release on Thursday. As part of the agreement, Rumble will provide the all-star content creators with resources to help them produce videos that will be exclusive to the site for a limited time.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel will fly to Moscow next week for a meeting with her Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as work finishes up on the jointly-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline and ahead of her departure from office. At a meeting of EU leaders in June, Merkel, along with French President Emmanuel Macron, made the case for opening up bilateral diplomatic channels with Moscow. Pointing to the recent meeting between Putin and Joe Biden, she argued that “in my opinion, we as the EU must also seek direct contact with Russia and the Russian president.”
  • “Where does he get his millions? The scandal involving Prince Andrew now is enormous, but there’s another scandal which hasn’t come out yet properly, which is where he gets his millions from,” Norman Baker, a former MP and author of ‘…And What Do You Do?’, a book on the royals’ finances, tells The Mirror. “It cannot be explained away by what he gets from the Queen or his naval pension.”

News Burst 14 August 2021

By cindyloucbp

Cynthia is the typical Pisces! Her left brain activities include scientific activities in the hospital laboratory as a director. Her right-brain activites show as a painter, photographer and musician. She is known as the scientist who sings!

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