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Pentagon cancels $10bn Jedi contract with Microsoft after Amazon challenge
The contract awarded by the Pentagon in late 2019 has been on hold after Amazon filed a lawsuit challenging the decision under then president Donald Trump. Trump publicly derided Amazon’s then CEO, Jeff Bezos, and repeatedly criticized the company.
As recently as September the defense department re-evaluated the contract proposals and said Microsoft’s submission was the best.
Under the new Biden administration, the Pentagon initially said Amazon and Microsoft were the only companies that can meet the department’s requirements but noted later in a press conference that they were reaching out to other cloud providers in the next three months if they also meet the government’s standards.
America stockpiles: Supermarkets buy up to 25% more supplies as they predict inflation will get even worse
David Smith, CEO of the US’s largest wholesaler Associated Wholesale Grocers, told the Wall Street Journal they have been buying 15 to 20 percent more goods – particularly packaged foods with long shelf lives.
‘We’re buying a lot of everything. Our inventories are up significantly over the same period last year,’ said Smith.
At SpartanNash in Michigan, the retailer has bought up around 20 to 25 percent more than normal including frozen meat.
CEO Tony Sarsam said the ‘uniquely inflationary period’ has caused ‘a feeding frenzy.’
Some retailers, including Ahold Delhaize USA, are even expanding their warehouse space so they can stock up on even more goods.
Amazing moment fireball lights up the Idaho sky turning night into day
In the video, a cloud cover can be seen when a meteor darts down behind the clouds, suddenly causing the entire sky to light up bright blue for about a second.
Then, a big blinding flash occurs before suddenly the sky goes very dark, the meteor temporarily the only thing visible.
Just as quickly, the sky returns to its former state of being before the meteor entered the screen.
Later that night, the fireball was also seen above the skies in neighboring Montana, captured by the Montana Learning Center.
Dad details the ‘scary’ indoctrination he witnessed at a California school
For a while Jeff Harper and his wife listened to their children’s wishes and did not confront Northwood High School administrators about political bias within the school.
But they couldn’t ignore the sheer indoctrination displayed in the California school’s yearbook at the end of the year. So, Harper wrote an incredibly polite email to school officials, requesting an apology for using an inappropriate platform for blatant political bias.
But he and his wife were ignored. Harper explains to Glenn what happened next, how his story went viral, and why this is an example of the ‘scary’ indoctrination kids are experiencing all over the nation…
17-year-old diagnosed with heart condition after receiving COVID vaccine, father tells ‘Fox & Friends’
Dr. Nicole Saphier: CDC ‘cherry picked the way they present the data’ on adverse effects of vaccine.
A 17-year-old student who received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in order to attend school and play soccer was diagnosed with heart issues soon after the shot, his father explained Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”
“A week later, he came home and started telling me that his heart was hurting every time he had a heartbeat,” Fabio Berlingieri told “Fox & Friends.”
He said the clinicians did an EKG to check for different heart conditions. He also took his son to a cardiologist to get a sonogram.
Berlingieri said he received “bad news” the next day when the results came back and he was advised to take his son to the emergency room immediately on the day of his prom.
Censored COVID Vaccine Victims Demand Answers In Private Facebook Group
Despite the unrelenting effort to censor “vaccine hesitancy,” thousands who are experiencing the vaccines’ ill effects are resorting to a private Facebook group to sound the alarm on the medical malpractice.
In post after post, over 25,9000 members of the private Facebook group “The COVID 19 Vaccine Victims & Families Group” detail the horrific health abnormalities they have suffered, including strokes, blood clots, excessive bleeding, needle-like pain in their limbs and paralysis, after receiving Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines.
Each post in the group warning of the vaccines’ dangerous side effects is displayed behind a Facebook notification to assure users the vaccines are “safe” and “effective.”
According to the CDC’s own data, the number of deaths linked to vaccines skyrocketed in 2021.
According to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System database, over 1,750 Americans died from vaccines during the first 3 months of 2021.
That number is now at 6,997.
Censorship of Alternative Hypotheses is Not ‘Following the Science’ | CLIP| American Thought Leaders
Bret Weinstein explains how #censorship by social media companies and public health officials of alternative hypotheses related to #COVID-19 goes against the basic principles of scientific evaluation.
Bloody July Fourth weekend leaves 150 fatally shot in more than 400 shootings nationwide
In New York City, at least 35 people were shot in 29 shooting incidents from Friday through Monday, with at least two of the incidents resulting in deaths, the NYPD said. Overall, at least four murders occurred in the city.
During the same period last year, the NYPD recorded 55 shooting incidents, 78 shooting victims and 16 homicides.
In Chicago, 100 people were struck by gunfire resulting in 18 deaths since Friday night, according to Chicago police. In nearly all of the cases, no suspects were taken into custody as detectives continue to investigate the incidents.
69 of the more than 450 nationwide shootings occurred in Chicago alone.
Massachusetts teen lifeguard stabbed, beaten after warning beachgoers about alcohol, smoking rules
Several members of the group left without incident, Worcester Police said, but “one person was verbally aggressive and threatening.”
That male left the park but came back later with a small group and attacked the victim, police said.
Celestine Bigirimana, 22, was arrested after a foot pursuit near Wilson St.
Police said 19-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disturbing the peace. A seventeen-year-old juvenile was also arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace.
Group dashes out of San Francisco Neiman Marcus store after handbag robbery
Witnesses said the ordeal happened just before the store was about to close. They said the suspects smashed display cases and snatched items from racks before fleeing.
Cell phone video shows the suspects bolting out of the store right behind each other with purses in their arms. It appears the suspects fled in awaiting getaway cars.
Witnesses said they counted at least nine people, both men and women, running away with stolen items.
Concha: There’s a reason media downplays violent crime spikes
Fox News contributor Joe Concha sounds off on the media and Democratic leaders ignoring the spike in violent crime.
San Francisco DA official says crime surge fears linked to racism
Chatfield was reacting to a Twitter user who said that “every single one of my friends right now is considering leaving” San Francisco due to crime fears. “My friends are scared for their children, and their husbands are scared for their wives,” the user wrote.
“‘Husbands are scared for their wives’ —-your reminder that the ‘crime surge’ crowd shares the same ideology as The Birth of a Nation,” Chatfield fired back, referring to an early 20th century White supremacist film.
Chatfield locked her Twitter account – making it so only her followers can see her tweets – after her comment about crime fears drew sharp criticism online.
Man accused of watching girl through window then trying to shoot her mom now charged
The document states the girl confirmed with authorities that she heard the tapping, felt like someone was watching her, went to the window and saw the man looking at her.
The parents, armed with handguns, reportedly confronted the man outside and told him to wait for police, but he walked away and they followed, court documents state.
The sheriff’s office said the couple followed the man to a gas station. The wife reportedly held the man while the husband went to the window to ask the clerk to call 911.
At that time, the sheriff’s office says, the man took the handgun from the wife and pointed it at her.
The O’Reilly Update: July 6, 2021
The Supreme Court upholds Arizona’s Election Integrity Laws, Target reduces store hours in San Francisco to avoid shoplifters, Americans celebrate the Fourth of July in record numbers, 145 people shot over the Holiday Weekend, a new survey ranks the most Patriotic States in the USA. Plus, Bill’s Message of the Day, America’s mean new deal.
Full Measure: July 4, 2021
It’s lights, camera, action around the country… as more states try to attract Hollywood dollars. In Montana and other states, it means offering a program of tax incentives. We’ll head out west to tell you about the competition and the controversy.
President Biden’s energy policies are drastically different than President Trump’s. What’s the impact of the changes for people in Texas and New Mexico, some of our biggest energy producers?
And suicide among veterans is a difficult issue. But some soldiers are finding a surprising treatment to be their saving grace. The program that’s having them run towards the sound of gunfire… not away from it.
Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) on the GOP and Reining in Big Tech – System Update with Glenn Greenwald
For this new edition of System Update, Glenn talks to GOP Congressman Ken Buck of Colorado, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, about the growing consensus around the need to rein in the tech giants, the reasons why many of his GOP colleagues still protect Silicon Valley, and the political undercurrents dividing the right on these questions and causing a political realignment.
Psaki Announces Nightmare for Unvaccinated Americans
The alarming move is part of President Joe Biden’s “targeted” plan to push the vaccine on those who haven’t yet received it, she said.
Psaki said Biden would speak to the American people later Tuesday about “the importance of every eligible American getting vaccinated.”
“The president will outline five areas his team is focused on to get more Americans vaccinated,” she said.
No. 1 on Biden’s list: “Targeted, community-by-community, door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is.”
Sen. John Kennedy slams critical race theory: ‘Dumb as a bag of hair’
“Critical race theory is a fairy tale promoted by many — not all, but many of my Democratic colleagues including the Biden White House,” Kennedy said.
“Critical race theory teaches that America is totally screwed, we need to just tear it down and start over. Critical race theory teaches that the primary reason that America was founded was to maintain white supremacy.
Not freedom. Not rule of law. Not equal opportunity. Not personal responsibility. But white supremacy.
“America is not a racist country. We have racists in it, just like everywhere else. But most Americans, black and white, think a whole lot more about character than they do about race, they believe in equality,” Kennedy told Fox News.
Big Business ❤ Big Government
Politicians claim they protect us from big business by passing regulations. In reality, those regulations are often written by big business lobbyists, and they hurt small competitors most!
“When government gets bigger, whether it’s through spending or taxes or regulation … big business benefits,” Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner explains.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wants government to impose a $15 minimum wage.
“The problem is [Bezos] doesn’t want to just pay his own workers $15 [but] to outlaw other business models … smaller businesses that might not be as efficient,” Carney says.
Amazon can afford an army of warehouse robots, but mom and pop shops must pay actual people. If they can’t afford $15, they go out of business.
Carney adds: “Capitalism is a cutthroat thing, but this isn’t capitalism. When you turn to government to regulate your competitors out of business, we need to say, ‘No, this is wrong!'”
The free world is run by a person who ‘probably couldn’t find his way home after dark’
It is clear there is “no way” US President Joe Biden would pass a test to determine his cognitive ability or memory impairment, says Sky News host Alan Jones.
Mr Jones discussed President Biden’s recent gaffes and the calls for him to be subject to a cognitive test.
“The disturbing thing here is the free world depends on the United States as the unfree world gains momentum,” Mr Jones said
“And the free world is run by a bloke who most probably couldn’t find his way home after dark”.
Progressive Politics that ‘DECIMATED’ California are America’s Future
It’s not looking good for California. Just look at the homeless crisis and the crime that has spiked alongside it.
Dave Rubin, host of BlazeTV’s ‘The Rubin Report,’ moved to Los Angeles about a decade ago. In that time, he’s watched it descend into absolute chaos, and he joins Glenn to argue that this proves ‘progressives DON’T have solutions.’
But he also comes with a warning: Democrats want to use California as the test model for the ENTIRE country. Your state and your town are next.
Colombian court accuses soldiers of murdering at least 120 civilians
The charges on Tuesday marked the first time Colombia’s special jurisdiction for peace (JEP) tribunal has accused members of Colombia’s army in connection with the so-called false positives scandal, in which soldiers murdered civilians and classified them as rebels killed in combat so they could receive promotions or other benefits.
The defendants played a decisive role in the murders, which were presented as combat deaths in the Catatumbo region of Colombia’s Norte de Santander province between January 2007 and August 2008, in order to inflate body counts, the court said.
The accused, identified by the JEP as those responsible for giving orders without which the crimes would not have systematically happened, include a general, six officers, three non-commissioned officers and a civilian.
Israel and South Korea agree to first-of-its-kind vaccine exchange
Israel is giving about 700,000 Pfizer vaccine doses that are set to expire soon and might not get used there to South Korea by the end of the month, and South Korea will return the favor in September or October, according to a press release by the Israeli prime minister’s office.
South Korea is seeing a surge in cases and struggling to get its vaccination rates up.
South Korea will receive vaccines from our existing stocks and we will receive vaccines from their future shipment.
Thus we are plugging the holes and we will ensure that the State of Israel has a proper stock of vaccines,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said about the deal.
Venezuela marks independence day with military parade
Venezuela marked its independence day on Monday with a military parade attended by President Nicolas Maduro, vowing to “return economic prosperity” to the OPEC nation’s flailing economy.
Drone footage shows search for missing in Japan landslide
Rescuers in Japan waded through mud, rock and debris in search of 24 people still missing on Tuesday after heavy rain triggered a massive landslide in the seaside city of Atami three days ago, killing four people.
Israel sees drop in Pfizer protection against COVID
Israel reported on Monday a decrease in the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in preventing infections and symptomatic illness, but said it remained highly effective in preventing serious illness. Lauren Anthony has more.
Russian rescuers find site of deadly plane crash
There are no survivors after a plane carrying 28 people crashed in the far east of Russia on Tuesday, Russian news agencies cited rescue officials as saying.
First Black Billionaire DEMANDS Reparations
Mind boggling coming from a man who built his 3 billion dollar company HERE in the United States.
Ep. 1556 I’m Furious About This Video – The Dan Bongino Show
Why are athletes so obsessed with disrespecting the country? In this episode, I discuss the latest troubling video.
I also address the latest coronavirus hysteria about the Delta variant.