Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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Ronna McDaniel Presents 131 Affidavits, 2,800 Incident Reports of Alleged Voter Fraud in MI: Media Still Demands ‘Evidence’

by Megan Fox, PJ Media:

During a press conference Monday, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel presented evidence of alleged voter fraud in Michigan that Republicans think could have tipped the scales for Joe Biden.

“In Wayne County, Republican poll watchers were denied their legal right to monitor the election and purposefully kept in the dark…there are thousands of reports of poll watchers being intimidated and unable to do their job and as of  4 p.m. this afternoon, 131 affidavits have been completed just in Michigan with over 2,800 incident reports that have been submitted to us since election day. Two new lawsuits were filed today by people who were working in Detroit and a whistleblower [came forward].”

2,000 Untested Chemicals Discovered In Packaged Foods

by Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:2,000 unregulated chemicals are currently being used in many conventional packaged foods across the U.S.
  • Reflect On:Do you know what you are putting into your body? If you can’t pronounce an ingredient, chances are you shouldn’t be consuming it. Can you limit the amount of processed foods you are consuming or at least avoid cancer-causing chemicals?

A recent report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that thousands of untested chemicals, approximately 2,000, can be found in a huge variety of conventional processed and packaged foods, which are available for purchase in US supermarkets. You may be surprised to know that these chemicals are legal, based off current chemical regulation laws, or lack thereof in the United States.

$2,000 Gold and the Secret Gold Rally Hiding in Plain Sight

by Marin Katusa, Katusa Research:

What if I were to tell you that gold is within earshot of all-time highs. You’d call me crazy. But I’m not.

Below is a chart which shows gold prices denominated in Canadian, Australian and U.S. dollars.

Not Sick Of Winning Yet – While Historic NK/US Summit Grabs Headlines, 2,300 Suspected Online Child Sex Offenders Were Arrested

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

While there are no shortage of headlines regarding the first ever summit between an American President and the leader of the North Korea regime, with a signed agreement between the two leaders, which included North Korea committing “to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” what has seen less traction in the media is that the DOJ just announced the results of a three month operation which netted the arrest of 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders.

The Department of Justice today announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide, operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces. The task forces identified 195 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse, and 383 children who suffered recent, ongoing, or historical sexual abuse or production of child pornography.

2,000 Years of Economic History in One Chart

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by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capilalist:

ALL MAJOR POWERS COMPARED BY GDP FROM THE YEAR 1 AD

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

Long before the invention of modern day maps or gunpowder, the planet’s major powers were already duking it out for economic and geopolitical supremacy.

Today’s chart tells that story in the simplest terms possible. By showing the changing share of the global economy for each country from 1 AD until now, it compares economic productivity over a mind-boggling time period.

Originally published in a research letter by Michael Cembalest of JP Morgan, we’ve updated it based on the most recent data and projections from the IMF. If you like, you can still find the original chart (which goes to 2008) at The Atlantic. It’s also worth noting that the original source for all the data up until 2008 is from the late Angus Maddison, a famous economic historian that published estimates on population, GDP, and other figures going back to Roman times.

A MAJOR CAVEAT

If you looked at the chart in any depth, you probably noticed a big problem with it. The time periods between data points aren’t equal – in fact, they are not close at all.

The first gap on the x-axis is 1,000 years and the second is 500 years. Then, as we get closer to modernity, the chart uses mostly 10 year intervals. Changing the scale like this is a big data visualization “no no”, as rightly pointed out in a blog post by The Economist.

While we completely agree, we have a made an exception in this case. Why? Because getting good economic data from the early 20th century is already difficult enough – and so trying to find data in regular intervals before then seems like a fool’s errand. Likewise, a stacked bar chart with different years also doesn’t really do this story justice.

We encountered similar historical data issues in our Richest People of Human History graphic, and at the end of the day decided it was primarily for fun. Like today’s chart, it has its share of imperfections – but ultimately, it provides a great amount of context and serves as a conversation starter.

OUR INTERPRETATION

Caveats aside, there are many stories that materialize from this simple chart. They include the colossal impact of the Industrial Revolution on the West, as well as the momentum behind the re-emergence of Asia.

But there’s one other story that ties it all together: the exponential rate of human economic growth that occurred over the last century.

For thousands of years, economic progress was largely linear and linked to population growth. Without machines or technological innovations, one person could only produce so much with their time and resources.

More recently, innovations in technology and energy allowed the “hockey stick” effect to come into play.

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