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Crypto Exchange BitMEX Reaches $100,000,000 Settlement With CFTC and FinCEN

Crypto derivatives platform BitMEX says it has agreed to pay $100 million to resolve charges that were filed by US regulators in October of 2020. BitMEX says it has settled with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). ADVERTISEMENT   According to the CFTC, a settlement was reached with five entities that were...

Russian kids’ animation becomes world’s most popular…despite being touted as ‘Putin propaganda’ by UK media

Russian kids’ animation becomes world’s most popular…despite being touted as ‘Putin propaganda’ by UK media

The popular Russian children’s animation show ‘Masha and the Bear’ has reportedly become the most globally demanded among its peers. The Times once claimed it was “Putin’s propaganda” targeting toddlers. Competing for an audience against beloved shows like ‘Peppa Pig’ and ‘PAW Patrol’, the Russian animation featuring a lively mischievous girl and her protective animal guardian has taken the lead...

Kicked, harassed, shunned: 9,000+ anti-Asian hate incidents reported in US during pandemic

Kicked, harassed, shunned: 9,000+ anti-Asian hate incidents reported in US during pandemic

Over 9,000 incidents of anti-Asian hate have been recorded in the US since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with nearly half of the incidents being anti-Chinese in nature, an advocacy group reported. Some 9,081 incidents against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders were reported between March 2020 – when Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

US health dept announces public-facing federal healthcare workers must get Covid jab

US health dept announces public-facing federal healthcare workers must get Covid jab

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that all public-facing federal healthcare workers will be required to get a Covid vaccine, following similar moves by other parts of the Biden administration. In a statement on Thursday, Health Secretary Xavier Becerra explained that the move would affect 25,000 members of the department’s workforce who “interact with, or...

When staff and students do not wear masks, Covid can spread. Real-life evidence leaves little doubt.

When staff and students do not wear masks, Covid can spread. Real-life evidence leaves little doubt.

But the real-life evidence about masks leaves little doubt that they work. In some places where schools have been open for a while now, such as Georgia and Hawaii, public health experts notice what happens when schools follow the science: classes go on without disruption as long staff and students wear masks. But when staff and students do not wear...

School mask debate in Tennessee grows heated

School mask debate in Tennessee grows heated

As debates over masks in US schools have reemerged as the academic year begins, the Board of Education in Williamson County, just south of Nashville, approved the mask requirement for elementary school students, staff and visitors inside all buildings and on buses beginning Thursday and ending September 21, according to information from the school district. With the highly contagious Delta...

Protester: You can leave freely, but we will find you!

Protester: You can leave freely, but we will find you!

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Tapering is ‘inevitable’, can Infrastructure Bill prevent market meltdown? Matt Gertken

Tapering is ‘inevitable’, can Infrastructure Bill prevent market meltdown? Matt Gertken

Matt Gertken, vice president of Geopolitical Strategy of BCA Strategy, discusses with David Lin, anchor for Kitco News, the impacts on economic growth, inflation, and the labor market from the landmark $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill. Follow David Lin on Twitter: @davidlin_TV (https://twitter.com/davidlin_TV) Follow Matt Gertken on Twitter: @mgertken (https://twitter.com/mgertken) 0:00 – Infrastructure Bill and economy 9:35 – Labor market 12:55...

The Missed Lessons from Hurricane Katrina [PODCAST]

The Missed Lessons from Hurricane Katrina [PODCAST]

Listen to the podcast here. RELATED: Hurricane Katrina: Unity in the Midst of Devastation The Missed Lessons from Hurricane Katrina We heard an awful lot of blame handed to an awful lot of people over the disaster after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. That happened on August 29th, 2005, almost three years ago. Over the years we have heard a lot...

Half Of America Believes Vaccine Mandates, COVID Passports More Important Than “Protecting Freedom”, New Poll Finds

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, A Fox News poll contends that a majority of Americans are in SUPPORT of vaccine mandates and the introduction of COVID passports that tie freedoms to vaccination status. The survey found that 50 percent of respondents are in favour of requiring proof of a coronavirus vaccine for “indoor activities such as restaurants, gyms and performances,”...

Turkish Central Bank Keeps Rates Unchanged, Infuriating Erdogan

One week after Turkey’s authoritarian ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan (who is the de facto head of every government institution in the NATO-member country including the central bank) ratcheted pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates in keeping with his unorthodox mantra that lowering borrowing costs helps lower inflation and stimulate the economy, and telling AHaber TV “no more...

It’s Going To Be Really Awkward If The Taliban Takes Kabul By September 11th

One geopolitical observer at a D.C.-based think tank has stated the obvious, but which has remained unsaid in mainstream media coverage: “It’s going to be really awkward (and embarrassing) if the Taliban takes Kabul by September 11th.” To review: at least eleven provincial capitals have now fallen to the Taliban in just a little more than a week, major cities and towns...