Lebanon has never recovered from its wars between 1975 to 1990, and it has the third highest debt ratio in the world. Protesters blamed the ruling elite for driving their children out of Lebanon because they failed to build a country that could provide jobs, as unemployment for under-35s is at 37%. A new reform package include a 50% cut in salaries of current and former presidents, ministers, government officials, and reductions in benefits for state institutions. It also includes the central bank and private banks contributing $3.3 billion to achieve a “near zero deficit” for the 2020 budget. The government also aims to privatize the telecommunications sector and overhaul the crumbling electricity sector.
President Michel Aoun headed a meeting of the Lebanese cabinet on Monday at the Baabda palace, his office said, as protests calling to oust the country’s ruling elite gripped the country.
The government is expected to approve reforms including halving ministers’ wages in a bid to ease the economic crisis and defuse the protests that brought hundreds of thousands of protesters to the streets for five days.
On Sunday, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri agreed on a package of reforms with his government partners to tackle the crisis.
The reform plan includes a 50% cut in salaries of current and former presidents, ministers, lawmakers, and reductions in benefits for state institutions and officials.
It also includes the central bank and private banks contributing $3.3 billion to achieve a “near zero deficit” for the 2020 budget.
The government also aims to privatise the telecommunications sector and overhaul the crumbling electricity sector.
Hariri accused his rivals of obstructing his reform measures that could unlock $11 billion in Western donor pledges and help avert economic collapse.
Jake Morphonios compares the goals of Black Lives Matter, as described on their website, to The Communist Manifesto. The comparison reveals that the organization’s primary goal is a Communist America, not racial justice.
The official county autopsy mentioned that Floyd had a concentration of the drug Fentanyl at three times the lethal level. We hesitated to publish this fact and risk being accused of trying to cover up police brutality, which certainly is not the case. We have a long record of reporting on cases of police brutality when warranted.
Ghislaine Maxwell, the cohort of Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested by the FBI on numerous charges. According to the indictment, she “assisted, facilitated and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse ” girls under age 18.
Senator McConnell said that the Democrats’ proposals were only drawn up to show solidarity to the radical left. President Trump is also working on his own $2-trillion infrastructure plans and wants to give Americans another stimulus check to buy their support. Neither party has figured out how to pay for any of it.
The COVID-19 fatality rate for children is so low that the CDC calculates it at 0.0% for anyone under 19 years of age. Isolation creates depression, lack of sleep, poor cardiovascular function, cognitive decline, and impaired immunity. This is a must-watch.
The tests for the coronavirus are incapable of distinguishing between COVID-19 and many other viruses, including seasonal flu. For all we know, the so-called “cases” of COVID-19 could be responses to other things. The entire charade of “case” statistics is theater, not science.
Sheriff Daniels warned that if there aren’t enough officers to handle an influx of protesters, he will make the gun owners of Clay County “special deputies” in order to quell domestic terrorist and insurrectionist activity. [Be sure to play the short video of the Sherrif’s statement. It will make you proud of the police for a change.]
Researchers showed that that the weekly number of deaths among infants during the pandemic lockdown dropped by about 30%. “Starting in early March, expected deaths began a sharp decline, from an expected level of around 700 deaths per week to well under 500 by mid‐April and throughout May.”
The McCloskys, both attorneys, guarded their lives and their home in self defense with guns after Antifa and Black Lives Matter broke down a gate and threatened to swarm into their home. Prosecutor Kim Gardner is a far-left radical who received funding from George Soros and is investigating the pair.
Kim Reynolds, the Republican Governor of Iowa, gave a press conference on private property. When her car was leaving, her driver hit a Black Lives Matter organizer, Jaylen Cavil, as he stood in front of the vehicle, trying to block it. Cavil said he was not hurt.
There was another shooting in the CHAZ/CHOP “autonomous zone” of Seattle at 3 AM on Monday morning. It is the fifth shooting since rioters took over the area. Two young black males were shot. One is dead and the other is in critical condition.
The New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shifted $1-billion from the budget of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to programs that assist in youth and community development, despite a surge in shootings in the wake of protests and violent unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd.
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is being sidelined despite having been approved for malaria in 1955, it is reported to be 91% effective in treating COVID-19, and it is inexpensive, costing only $1 per treatment to manufacture. All but four states have imposed restrictions on outpatient use of this drug.
In New Jersey, 700 Republicans who received mail-in ballots for the primary found that all of the candidate options were Democrats. In addition, about 3,200 ballots out of 17,000 were not counted in Patterson, leading the local NAACP to call for a redo of the election.
Regarding Facebook, they say that Mark Zuckerberg is promoting hate and violence by carrying Trump’s posts. The groups that are behind banning conservative voices online include Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, Sleeping Giants, and Color of Change.
“White” in radical parlance means anyone of any race, creed, nationality, color or sex, who embraces capitalism, free markets, limited government, and American traditional culture and values. “The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.”
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North Korea: Kim Jong Un fired another missile, despite Trump’s warning that a nuclear test or missile launch would be grounds for a US military strike. The missile blew up on launch. It is unknown how Trump will respond, if at all. So far, he has declined comment.
An Arizona restaurant owner says that many of her furloughed employees are staying home and have told her their pay from the government is better than working at her restaurant. She says there are about 30 job openings, but rehiring is challenging because people are comfortable with unemployment benefits.
While the US used to be a rich country, an increasing number of Americans now are living in poverty. Half of the people in the US have no savings and cannot raise $400 on a day’s notice. Politicians refuse to address the death of the middle class because they created the bad economic conditions.