Daily Archives: January 29, 2021

What did the Soviets photograph on Venus? – Real Images!…

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Date: January 29, 2021

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“In the 1950s, the now legendary race into space began, in which the United States of America and the Soviet Union shifted their strong competition into space. Both sides attempted to gain supremacy in space. Pioneering work was to be done in order to underpin the scientific power of the respective state. Everyone knows about the race to launch the first orbiting satellite into space and that it ended with a Soviet victory by Sputnik 1. Also the first man in space – Yuri Gagarin – was Soviet.

Of course, the fight for the first manned journey to the moon is still in the minds of people all over the world today. When Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969 and Neil Armstrong took his famous step for mankind, the USA could finally present itself as the winner.

In all these competitions in space, however, another interesting subject area fell behind. For Venus was also studied extensively. The Soviets even succeeded in using probes to take photographs of the planet’s surface.”

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How r/WallStreetBets Made GameStop’s Stock Price Soar: Reddit Takes on Short Sellers – TLDR News…

Date: January 29, 2021

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“Over the last week the subreddit WallStreetBets has been making waves in the stock market, pushing up the values of companies like GameStop and Blackberry. These amateur traders seem to have outwitted and confused the professionals – earning millions in the process. In this video we break down the story and explain how Redditors broke the stock market.”

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Republican Psycho LOSES IT On Parkland Survivor…

Date: January 29, 2021

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“Marjorie Taylor Greene is a congresswoman and she believes the Parkland Shooting was faked.

“@mtgreenee, is this you harassing @davidhogg111 weeks after the Parkland shooting, that my daughter was killed in & he was in? Calling him a coward for ignoring your insanity. I will answer all of your questions in person. Get ready to record again.”

Citation:
https://twitter.com/fred_guttenberg/status/1354420542678441986

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McConnell Throws Wrench In Democrat-Controlled Senate…

Date: January 29, 2021

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“Mitch McFilibuster blocks everything, dragging his feet for the new Senate majority. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell backed off his demand that Senate Democrats preserve the procedural tool known as the filibuster, easing a standoff with new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as the two negotiated a power-sharing agreement in the closely divided chamber.

McConnell said late Monday he had essentially accomplished his goal after two Democratic senators said they would not agree to changing the rules to end the filibuster, which would require a 60-vote threshold to advance most legislation. Without the support of all Democratic senators, a rules change would fail.

Citation:
https://apnews.com/article/politics-filibusters-kyrsten-sinema-joe-manchin-mitch-mcconnell-e2cc0c9fe29370b009277877604745e0

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Florida Republican Spits On Minimum Wage Workers…

Date: January 29, 2021

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“Florida Republicans are back at again.

Just months ago, Florida residents overwhelmingly voted to approve “Amendment 2,” a ballot initiative that raised the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by September 2026. Today, St. Petersburg State Senator Jeffrey Brandes—a well-connected veteran of the Florida GOP—filed SJR 854, a measure that will, if enacted, exempt some Floridians from the increased minimum-wage protection.

The Florida legislature has long treated grassroots ballot initiatives with open contempt. In 2017, after more than 70 percent of state voters elected to legalize medical marijuana, state lawmakers responded by temporarily making it illegal to smoke medicinal weed. In 2018, when a supermajority of Floridians voted to return voting rights to at least 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people, the GOP-dominated legislature passed a glorified poll-tax that made sure that 800,000 of those people remained ineligible to vote. This week, like clockwork, the state Republican Party—dominated by pro-Trump apparatchiks and a smaller Libertarian-minded wing—has launched its plan to kneecap the minimum wage increase, which passed with over 60 percent approval.

Citation:
https://theappeal.org/jeffrey-brandes-felony-convictions-minimum-wage-increase/

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How Reddit Is Tanking Wall Street Hedge Funds…

Date: January 29, 2021

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“GameStop Corp.’s stock spiked past $150 Monday, then plummeted to a loss on the day in another volatile session as loyalists and short sellers clashed over the value of the videogame retailer.

GameStop GME, 105.84% shares flew as much as 144% higher to an intraday record of $159.18 earlier Monday while being halted several times. Soon after, shares briefly fell into the red on the day, before settling at around a 20% gain in the second half of the trading day.

The stock finished up 18% at $76.79, a record-high close. More than 175 million shares exchanged hands by the close on a stock that’s averaged daily volume of less than 9 million shares over the past 52 weeks. Friday’s volume for GameStop’s stock was a record-high 197.2 million shares.

Citation:
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/gamestop-stock-more-than-doubles-to-record-high-then-loses-it-all-in-another-volatile-day-of-trading-11611600212

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