RT | December 9, 2020
American billionaires made so much money during the Covid-19 pandemic that their profits since March are enough to give every US resident a $3,000 check without cutting into their pre-virus wealth, a new report shows.Billionaires’ ‘pandemic profits’ alone could pay for $3K stimulus checks to EVERY American – report
Taiwan has been awash in disinformation about the election, including with rumors about Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son. That’s likely due in large part to the presence of influential Chinese-language far-right media on the island, such as the Falun Gong-backed Epoch Times and the media network of Chinese dissident Guo Wengui and former Trump chief of staff Steve Bannon.
This week, Miller, who was appointed as Pentagon Chief in November, has visited the Philippines and Indonesia during his Asia tour. A transfer of $30 mln in defense articles was announced following the results of the meeting between Miller and his Philippine counterpart on Tuesday. The US also pledged to provide Manila with $23.4 mln in COVID-19 assistance and disaster relief.
It’s just a smokescreen!
Under federal law, the military cannot use the spectrum to turn a profit. And Defense officials are wary of whether leasing spectrum would run afoul of those restrictions.
The Defense department sought ideas for making even more frequencies available, in a recent Request for Information. One question it posed was whether the department could operate a domestic 5G network and make its capacity available to for-profit firms and others. “They know the answer is no, [the Defense department] should not own and operate a commercial 5G network and they have no notion of doing so,” said Ganley, whose Rivada Networks has unique dual-use technology for sharing 5G networks that would allow the Pentagon, in seconds, to take back the spectrum in a national emergency. Rivada would profit from a spectrum-sharing arrangement. “Sharing raw spectrum, they’ve been every much open to that and they’ve been open to that for some time now,” Ganley said.
Started by Pompeo in 2018, the Madison Dinners are a series of lavish events organized in part by his wife through her personal email account and funded by taxpayers. The dinners’ connection to the mission of the State Department is highly questionable, as only 14 percent of invitees reportedly have been diplomats or foreign officials. The vast majority have been from the private sector with no connection to the State Department’s foreign policy mission, such as Republican donors and conservative media figures.