News Burst 9 June 2022

  • A Las Vegas prostitute featured throughout Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop scored a $20,207 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for having a “female owned sole proprietorship,” right after Joe Biden moved into the White House, according to the Daily Wire. The woman, Cheryl Deboves, listed herself as being in the field of “Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.”
  • Joe Biden’s 52-year-old son Hunter has found himself at the center of another budding scandal. Footage has been leaked to the media, featuring him naked, with a gun in one hand, accompanied by a woman, who several media outlets have described as a prostitute. Since Hunter Biden has publicly acknowledged that he was struggling with drug addiction on several occasions, authorities could not have given him permission to carry a firearm, the Post surmised.
  • Tolstoy’s internationally recognized masterpiece joins other classic Russian books banned in Ukraine long before the current conflict. “All these will be completely excluded from foreign literature,” first deputy Minister of education Andrey Vitrenko said in an interview with the TV channel Ukraine 24. “So, for example, ‘War and Peace,’ this will not be studied in Ukraine anymore.” The ministry is still working on the final list of works by Russian writers that will be excluded from the curriculum, Vitrenko added.
  • A US court on Monday issued warrants for the seizure of two luxury planes owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. According to a press release by the Department of Justice, the move is part of the recent sanctions issued against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.
  • The “Drag the Kids to Pride” event, held at the Mr. Misster Dallas gay nightclub on Saturday became the focus of media attention. Parents brought their kids along to the morning drag show, which featured men in drag outfits dancing provocatively in front of an “It’s not gonna lick itself” sign. Kids were invited to partake, dancing alongside the men. Kids attending the event were exposed to stripper culture, encouraged by their parents to hand out dollar bills to the twerking dancers.
  • Authorities say the American-made planes were flown into and out of Russia without obtaining licenses from the US Commerce Department. Airplanes and aircraft parts are subject to export rules because of their potential military use and national security implications.
  • The British Army has launched an investigation after dozens of elite paratroopers from the 16 Air Assault Brigade were allegedly filmed having sex with a woman that they smuggled onto their base according to a report by The Sun. The Royal Military Police have also reportedly been brought in to investigate how the woman got into the camp and check if there was any other illegal activity taking place at the base.
  • ‘The most nuclear bombed nation on the planet’ is the unwanted accolade claimed by the Shoshone Native American tribe. This has had devastating effects for the community. Zabarte, 57, is the Principal Man of the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation and he is spearheading a campaign to expose what he describes as the “ethnic cleansing” of his tribe. “After 900 nuclear tests on our land, US wants to ethnically cleanse us.” Shoshone land stretches from Death Valley in the Mojave Desert in eastern California to Yellowstone Park in Wyoming. But in 1951 the US started nuclear weapons testing on Western Shoshone territory, at the Nevada Proving Grounds (now known as the Nevada National Security Site). The Shoshone can now lay claim to be the most nuclear-bombed nation on the planet.Over a period of just over 40 years, there were 928 tests conducted there – around 100 in the atmosphere and more than 800 underground – resulting in nuclear fallout of around 620 kilotons, according to a 2009 study. In comparison, there were 13 kilotons of fallout when Hiroshima was bombed in 1945.
  • According to researchers from Lund University in Sweden, Earth “is not heading towards a polarity reversal”, despite recent concerns sparked by the so-called South Atlantic Anomaly. This anomaly is a soft spot in the Earth’s magnetic field that stretches between South America and southwest Africa. “Based on similarities with the recreated anomalies, we predict that the South Atlantic Anomaly will probably disappear within the next 300 years”, geologist Andreas Nilsson from Lund University said. Nilsson went on to suggest that the anomaly is nothing short of a “recurring phenomena linked to corresponding variations in the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field”. In order to study the history of Earth’s magnetic anomalies, scientists analysed burnt archaeological artefacts, volcanic samples and sediment drill cores, as they all carry information about our planet’s magnetic field and the changes it has undergone.
  • Ex-Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann has been acquitted by a DC jury, prompting a storm of criticism from conservatives. However, the verdict does not spell the end of Special Counsel Durham’s probe, some claim. “The unanimous verdict to acquit Michael Sussmann by a Washington DC jury despite presentation by Special Counsel Durham and his team of overwhelming evidence of the defendant’s pattern and practice of deceit underscores just how broken America’s legal system has become,” explained Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist Charles Ortel. “Ordinary Americans who make false statements to the FBI regularly are punished harshly. But super-lawyer Sussmanm, whose specialty is helping partisans triumph in elections, emerges unscathed, emboldened to soldier on protecting the swamp. Shameful”, he continued.
  • The UK monarch’s new Twitter profile picture has triggered a wave of online speculation, with many people deeming the notable absence of the Sussexes and Prince Andrew as “a secret message”. According to Buckingham Palace, the monarch decided that she will be accompanied on the balcony only by “members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties”. This effectively prevented Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the Duke of York from appearing alongside the Queen. While some think that the photograph channels depressing vibes…
  • Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday said that his government would launch a fresh “review” into the decision by the previous Liberal government to lease the port of Darwin to a Chinese company for 99 years under a deal struck in 2015. The provincial government of Northern Territory awarded the port of Darwin to China’s Shandong Landbridge Group, a decision vetted by the then federal government. At the time of the signing of the lease, former Prime Minister Scott Morrison was the federal Treasurer and put his signature on the final deal, as per Albanese. Albanese, who came to power last month, was critical of the Darwin port lease during the election campaign. Albanese has described the Darwin port as Australia’s most “strategic asset” owing to its location looking towards Asia.
  • The Oslo School Board has invited employees and students to take part in the Pride parade held on 25 June in the Norwegian capital. This year will be the first time when the School Board will gather teachers and students and fly a single banner. In a letter from the School Board, every school in its jurisdiction has been encouraged to participate. Furthermore, schools were also encouraged to celebrate the Pride movement in the run-up to the parade and create slogans together with students, referring to educational programmes by the Organisation for Sexual and Gender Diversity, which organises the Pride parade, national broadcaster NRK reported. However, this move has prompted a backlash from teachers and parents alike.

News Burst 9 June 2022

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