Tuesday, October 20, 2020

EBay And PayPal Have An ENORMOUS Fraud Enabling Problem

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by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:
I have recently become aware of an utterly enormous fraud vector problem with both of these related (used to be that PayPal was owned by Ebay) sites.

On every reputable site around the Internet, no matter what it is, when you sign up for an account you have to verify that you own the email address that you give them before they will let you do anything.

That’s true everywhere. It’s true for banks. It’s true for forums like mine, Garmin’s or anyone else’s. It’s true in every instance I’m aware of; you sign up, you get a link in your email, you click the link which is only known to you and then, and only then, can you do anything.

Except with eBAY and PayPal.

Blockchain Isn’t Just for Cryptos Any Longer as Delaware Close to Passing a Bill Allowing for Platform to Trade Stock

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by Kenneth Schortgen, The Daily Economist:
While many investors revel in the speculation that is Bitcoin and the cryptocurrencies, the fact of the matter is the financial system as a whole is salivating over the potential of blockchain technology. And on July 2 this platform just took a major step forward as the legislature for the state Delaware just passed an amendment allowing stocks and other equities to be traded in the future on the blockchain.

Facebook’s Solar Powered Drone has Successful Test Flight: Potential Internet Access to Billions

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by Mish Shedlock, Mish Talk:
Four billion people on the earth have no internet access. That will change if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s solar powered drone plan works.

A previous trial of his drone ended with a crash landing, but a May 2017 Test of the Aquila Drone was a huge success.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term plan for the drone, called Aquila, is to have it and others provide internet access to 4bn people around the world who are currently in the dark.

RON PAUL: NOT A ‘TOTAL SHOCK’ IF STOCKS PLUMMET 25{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} AND GOLD SOARS 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} BY OCTOBER

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from InfoWars:
“If our markets are down 25 percent and gold is up 50 percent it wouldn’t be a total shock to me,” said Paul

A painful correction is coming and there’s little that can be done to prevent it, according to former Republican congressman and libertarian firebrand Ron Paul.

A painful correction is coming and there’s little that can be done to prevent it, according to former Republican congressman and libertarian firebrand Ron Paul.

Speaking to CNBC last week, the former GOP presidential contender argued the economy is not as strong as Wall Street consensus believes, and the situation could turn ugly as soon as October.

CNN’s Viewership Tanks in June After String of Fake News Stories, O’Keefe Videos and Assault by POTUS

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by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:
CNN’s (aka #FraudNewsNetwork) TV viewership numbers are tanking.

CNN incurred a significant decrease in TV viewers in June as the month progressed thanks in large part to President Trump pointing out their media bias and false reporting,

For the month of May, CNN averaged 821,000 viewers per hour throughout the entire day and 1.12 million total viewers during the prime time hours. Comparably, FOX News averaged 1.42 million viewers per hour throughout the entire day and 2.24 million viewers during prime time, or twice as many viewers during prime time hours as CNN.

By the end of June, due to CNN being caught in a number of ‘fake news’ stories, its numbers dropped significantly.

US Won’t Leave Syria After ISIS State Defeated, Says Commander of US Forces in Syria, Iraq

from Russia Insider:
Commander of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition anticipates a lengthy occupation of Syria

The three-star US general in command of American forces in Syria and Iraq says the US will leaves Syria as soon as ISIS is defeated, but not really. Actually, they will stick around, because after the ISIS state is defeated there will still be ISIS guerrillas to deal with:

Gen. Townsend promoted a young officer to first lieutenant on Wednesday — and he acknowledged to CBS News that U.S. troops won’t be leaving Syria any time soon.

New Syrian Banknotes With Portrait of Assad Printed in Russia – Central Bank

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from Sputnik News:
New Syrian banknotes with the face of Syrian President Bashar Assad were printed in Russia in 2015, Duraid Durgham, the governor of the Syrian central bank, told Sputnik on Monday.

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — On Sunday, Durgham announced the introduction of the 2,000-pound ($3.9) note featuring Assad, the first notes to depict the president since his inauguration 17 years ago.

“The 2,000-lira [another name for the Syrian pound] note was printed in Russia, just like other banknotes in several recent years, and has protective advantages limiting the possibility of currency counterfeiting,” Durgham said.

Fake News Outlet New York Times Forced to Retract ‘Russian Hacking’ Story

from Hang The Bankers:
The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canards – that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies concurred on the assessment of Russian hacking of Democratic emails – is false.

On Thursday, the Times appended a correction to a June 25 article that had repeated the false claim, which has been used by Democrats and the mainstream media for months to brush aside any doubts about the foundation of the Russia-gate scandal and portray President Trump as delusional for doubting what all 17 intelligence agencies supposedly knew to be true.

Donald Trump Rips Media: ’Their Agenda Is Not Your Agenda’

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by Charlie Spierling, Breitbart:
President Donald Trump continued to battle with the media during a speech at a Celebrate Freedom Rally at the Kennedy Center on Saturday.

“The fake media is trying to silence us but we will not let them,” Trump said. “The people know the truth. The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I’m president and they’re not.”

Trump recalled his great election victory, vowing to continue fighting for his agenda, accusing the media of trying to stop him.

This Emergency Food Storage Tip Could be a Lifesaver if the Grid Goes Down in the Summer

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by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:
ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, you’re already all too familiar with the ins and outs of different types of food preservation. We once did an article on what actions to take in the event of an EMP where the power supply to your refrigerator disappears, possibly forever. But do we really truly sit back and take stock of the gravity of the situation regarding the seasons? Yes, most people try to cram their refrigerators and freezers full of food even during the summer months. It is the summer months that it is time to “divest” your earnings and diversify your food “portfolio,” so to speak.