Archiv: extraordinarily stupid questions


29.08.2020 - 05:55 [ theHill.com ]

Democrat asks intel agencies if they’re surveilling members of Congress

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, asked two intelligence agencies on Friday if surveillance has been conducted on members of Congress in the last decade.

In a letter to the heads of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Eshoo raised alarm over allegations in a book published earlier this year by journalist Barton Gellman.

18.08.2020 - 17:57 [ Mintpressnews.com ]

New Report Reveals US Special Forces Active in 22 African Countries

(10.08.2020)

The U.S. is not formally at war with an African nation, and the continent is barely discussed in reference to American exploits around the globe. Therefore, when U.S. operatives die in Africa, as happened in Niger, Mali, and Somalia in 2018, the response from the public, and even from the media is often “why are American soldiers there in the first place?”

03.07.2020 - 20:57 [ Forbes ]

Could Gilead Stock Get A Boost From Inhaled Remdesivir? Great Speculations

(26.06.2020)

Separately, Gilead also provided updates on its production plans for the drug, noting that it expects to have over two million Remdesivir treatment courses manufactured by the end of 2020, with the number rising further over 2021, as it optimizes the manufacturing process.

For more details on the stock price and fundamental performance of some of the key U.S. listed companies developing coronavirus therapeutics, view our theme of Covid-19 Treatment Stocks.

25.06.2020 - 14:15 [ Washington Post ]

Israel is about to reveal its West Bank annexation plans. How will Congress respond?

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC, reportedly told U.S. lawmakers last week they’re “free to criticize Israel’s looming annexation plans — just as long as the criticism stops there.”

08.05.2020 - 18:02 [ Snopes.com ]

Did the CIA Invent the Term ‘Conspiracy Theory’?

(16.03.2020)

One may find the CIA’s attempt to influence public opinion problematic. But there is not a single sentence in the document that indicates the CIA intended to weaponise, let alone introduce the term “conspiracy theory” to disqualify criticism. In fact, “conspiracy theory” in the singular is never used in the document. “Conspiracy theories” in the plural is only used once, matter-of-factly in the third paragraph:

06.04.2020 - 18:00 [ NBC News ]

Can Donald Trump win re-election despite the coronavirus outbreak?

President Donald Trump’s approval rating is up — a little bit.

In the RealClearPolitics average of all polls, it sits now at 47.3 percent, the highest mark since he took office.

11.01.2020 - 16:37 [ thelocal.fr ]

Why do rich people in France live much longer than the country’s poorest?

(08.02.2018)

17.09.2019 - 08:52 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Was heckled Boris Johnson set up for a fall by EU chiefs in Luxembourg?

First, Mr Johnson was invited for talks in a public place, a popular restaurant, with the inevitable result that protesters were waiting outside to heckle him. And then, bizarrely, he was expected to face a press conference not indoors, but outdoors, in a courtyard – mere feet from a large gate, where crowds of protesters could easily gather. And gather they duly did.