NORAD Santa Tracker will launch Dec. 24, with some COVID-related changes from 2020 continuing this year

Come 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve, volunteers for the North American Aerospace Defense Command will again pick up their phones and headsets to field calls from people keeping tabs on Santa Clause’s path delivering presents around the globe. But as was the case in 2020, NORAD will modify its Santa-tracking operations to protect workers from COVID-19. The tradition… Continue reading NORAD Santa Tracker will launch Dec. 24, with some COVID-related changes from 2020 continuing this year

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US Space Force General Warns China Is Advancing Space Capabilities at Twice the Speed of US

China could overtake the United States in terms of space capabilities by 2030 if America doesn’t speed up its development, warned Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force. “The fact [is] that in essence, on average, they are building and fielding and updating their space capabilities at twice the… Continue reading US Space Force General Warns China Is Advancing Space Capabilities at Twice the Speed of US

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Ferguson: Omicron Sounds The Death Knell For Globalization 2.0

Ferguson: Omicron Sounds The Death Knell For Globalization 2.0 Authored by Niall Ferguson, op-ed via Bloomberg.com, On top of an intensifying cold war between the U.S. and China and other seismic changes, the rapid spread of Covid-19’s newest variant could finish off our most recent phase of global integration. “Somewhere out there,” I wrote here two weeks… Continue reading Ferguson: Omicron Sounds The Death Knell For Globalization 2.0

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Florida veteran’s lost dance trophy, won in Pearl Harbor 80 years ago, is found

He survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and earned two Purple Hearts during World War II. But one of Paul Ecenia’s favorite war stories had nothing to do with the war. “He won the World Armed Forces Jitterbug Championship held in Pearl Harbor,” said daughter Tandova Ecenia, 69. “He was so proud. He mentioned it… Continue reading Florida veteran’s lost dance trophy, won in Pearl Harbor 80 years ago, is found

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Escobar: Russia Is Primed For A Persian Gulf Security ‘Makeover’

Escobar: Russia Is Primed For A Persian Gulf Security ‘Makeover’ Authored by Pepe Escobar via TheCradle.co, It’s impossible to understand the resumption of the JCPOA nuclear talks in Vienna without considering the serious inner turbulence of the Biden administration. Everyone and his neighbor are aware of Tehran’s straightforward expectations: all sanctions – no exceptions –… Continue reading Escobar: Russia Is Primed For A Persian Gulf Security ‘Makeover’

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Putin says yet to decide on running in 2024 amid constitutional changes

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has yet to decide whether to run again when his current term ends in 2024– an option that was opened for him after the Kremlin pushed through controversial constitutional amendments last year. Putin, 69,… Continue reading Putin says yet to decide on running in 2024 amid constitutional changes

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The Decline Of American Empire: A Kübler-Ross Cycle Analysis

The Decline Of American Empire: A Kübler-Ross Cycle Analysis Authored by Andrew Roberts via Quillette.com, How will the United States react domestically should she be dislodged from her role of global top-dog power by China? As well as the obvious economic and strategic ramifications of an end to American imperium, there will be profound emotional… Continue reading The Decline Of American Empire: A Kübler-Ross Cycle Analysis

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Didi, Alibaba, Evergrande Crush Traders: What To Watch In China

Didi, Alibaba, Evergrande Crush Traders: What To Watch In China By Sofia Horta e Costa, Bloomberg analyst and reporter For traders, all the bad China news is hitting at once — just as concern over U.S. tapering deflates the most speculative investments globally. Beijing’s demand that Didi delist its U.S. shares helped trigger the biggest plunge in… Continue reading Didi, Alibaba, Evergrande Crush Traders: What To Watch In China

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China To Cut RRR “Within A Week” As Evergrande Braces For Imminent Default

China To Cut RRR “Within A Week” As Evergrande Braces For Imminent Default Last Friday, just as markets were set to crater, during a meeting with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, China’s Premier Li hinted at a potential RRR cut in the near term to support the real economy. Li’s comment comes amid sluggish activity… Continue reading China To Cut RRR “Within A Week” As Evergrande Braces For Imminent Default

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Unvaccinated federal workers won’t be fired during holiday season despite missing deadline

Most federal workers who failed to meet the Nov. 22 deadline to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not risk being suspended or losing their jobs until next year, the Biden administration said in enforcement guidance Monday. Instead, managers will continue “with robust education and counseling efforts through this holiday season as the first step in an… Continue reading Unvaccinated federal workers won’t be fired during holiday season despite missing deadline

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