Hillary Clinton Willing To Serve In Biden Administration

Hillary Clinton Willing To Serve In Biden Administration
Tyler Durden
Fri, 08/14/2020 – 19:00 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is ‘ready to help’ the Biden administration ‘in any way I can.’

Speaking from ‘The 19th Represents Summit,’ on Thursday, Clinton told Biden: “I think this will be a moment where every American — I don’t care what party you are, I don’t care what age, race, gender, I don’t care — every American should want to fix our country … So if you’re asked to serve, you should certainly consider that,” said the twice-failed presidential candidate who enabled her husband’s sexual addiction and allegedly worked to intimidate and discredit his accusers.

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As Ethereum Surges, Futures Open Interest Hits A Record $1.5 Billion

As Ethereum Surges, Futures Open Interest Hits A Record $1.5 Billion
Tyler Durden
Fri, 08/14/2020 – 18:40 By Liam Frost of Decrypt
  • The total value of outstanding Ethereum futures contracts reached a new high of $1.5 billion.
  • This was spurred by ETH’s price finally breaking above $400.
  • The value of open Ethereum futures grew twice as fast as Bitcoin’s since February.

The total value of outstanding Ethereum (ETH) futures contracts has reached an all-time high of $1.5 billion today, according to crypto analytics platform Skew.

Empty Apartments in Manhattan Hit Record High As Two Year Crisis Begins  

Empty Apartments in Manhattan Hit Record High As Two Year Crisis Begins  
Tyler Durden
Fri, 08/14/2020 – 18:20 New York City’s rental market, the largest in the US, has fallen under severe pressure over the last four months as city-dwellers make a run for the exit. The outbound migration flow has resulted in a record number of empty apartments. 

Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel published a new report this week (seen by CNBC) outlines how New York City has a whopping 13,000 empty apartments as landlords struggle to find tenants. The amount of vacant apartments supersedes the financial crisis a decade ago, which many landlords and multifamily operators are in for a rude awakening as their rental income streams evaporate.

The number of apartments for rent, or listing inventory, more than doubled over last year and set a record for the 14 years since data started being collected, according to a report from Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel. As the number of apartments listed for rent hit 13,117, the number of new leases signed fell by 23%. ...read more

Chicago Spent $66 Million on Hospital That Treated 38 Coronavirus Patients

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D.) decision to renovate a local convention center into a makeshift coronavirus hospital cost taxpayers nearly $66 million—though only 38 patients received treatment at the facility, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Friday.

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the agency Lightfoot tasked with overseeing the project, overlooked a bid from a construction company that offered to waive fees or donate them to coronavirus pandemic relief organizations. Instead, officials gave the bid to Walsh Construction, a politically connected contractor, which billed the city $65.9 million to renovate the McCormick Place convention center.

The decision cost taxpayers more than $1.7 million per patient. In contrast, the city spent $50 million total to equip three other centers in the Chicago area. ...read more

Is Kamala Harris a Moderate or a Radical? The Media Can’t Decide

Kamala Harris

Is Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) a “moderate” or a left-wing “progressive”?

Mainstream and left-leaning media have sought to portray her as a centrist who appeals to middle America in the week she became Joe Biden’s running mate. Yet during the 2020 presidential primary, figures such as CNN’s Jake Tapper, MSNBC’s Katy Tur, and others described her as liberal or progressive.

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Harris breaks the tie. She told CNN last year she was a “progressive Democrat.” ...read more

Oregon DA: Office Won’t Prosecute Most Rioting Charges in Portland

Multnomah County district attorney Mike Schmidt released a statement Tuesday saying his office will not prosecute most of Portland’s rioting-related charges.

“It’s important to me that the voices of the protesters be heard,” Schmidt said at a press conference.

Offenses Schmidt will not prosecute include disorderly conduct as well as interfering with police officers and rioting. Charges related to resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer “should be subjected to a high level of scrutiny by the issuing deputy,” according to a statement released by Schmidt. The office will prosecute assault and arson charges as usual. ...read more

Dem Senate Hopefuls Mum on Historic Israel-U.A.E. Peace Deal

Israeli flag March Takes Place During Jerusalem Day

Democratic Senate hopefuls are remaining silent about the Trump administration’s Thursday announcement that it had brokered a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, an indication of the manner in which the issue has split progressive and mainstream Democrats.

Nearly all of 2020’s top Democratic Senate challengers avoided making public statements about the agreement, which formally normalizes relations between the Arab nation and Israel. The U.A.E. is the first Gulf Arab nation to increase its relations with Israel, a move that sent shockwaves through the region and sparked anger from Palestinian leaders.

In the United States, the announcement was met with ambivalence by former Obama administration officials and outright hostility from Israel’s top critics in Congress. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), a frequent Israel critic who has been accused of spreading anti-Semitic rhetoric, said she “won’t be fooled” by an agreement that she described as a “sweetheart business deal.” ...read more

After Instituting WHITES-ONLY Fee, Georgia Store Issues Non-apology “Apology”

after-instituting-whites-only-fee-georgia-store-issues-non-apology-apology“Sorry that you were too unevolved to grasp our sublime wisdom.” This seems to be the message from a Georgia clothing store doing damage control after levying a booking fee on whites while offering a “waiver” to “people of color.”

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