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Laser Hacking from Afar: Vehicles, Smart Home Tech, Medical Devices, Industrial and Space Systems

By B.N. Frank There seems to be no shortage of bizarre and terrifying reports about “smart” and wireless devices – including utility “Smart” Meters and medical devices – being vulnerable to cyberattacks (see 1, 2). At least one video has been posted online that demonstrates how to break into a smart home with a laser….

Georgia Poll Observers Say They Were Effectively Told To Go Home

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours) Several poll observers in Georgia said under penalty of perjury that they were effectively told to go home on election night before ballot counting resumed for several hours with no observers present. Republican poll observers Mitchell Harrison and Michelle Branton said in affidavits that at…

These Are The Hypocritical Government Officials Who Demand You Stay Home While They Party

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, Little is more annoying than seeing a wealthy government official solemnly telling you to stay home, forgo time with your family, and stop working while losing tons of money in missed wages. Well, except for one thing. It’s more annoying when that government official is telling…

1 In 13 Of All US Nursing Home Residents Have Died Of COVID-19

Authored by Kenny Stancil via CommonDreams.org, As of the last week of November, Covid-19 has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people who live and work in long-term care facilities in the United States, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest analysis of state-reported data. The following chart depicts the growth in Covid-19 deaths among nursing…

Home Prices In Every Major City Jump More Than Double The Fed’s Inflation Target

While various Fed speakers are vowing this week that there will be no rate hikes until at least 2023 or 2024, the Fed may be surprised to learn that if it were to broaden its definition of inflation, it would find it is quite ample already. One month ago, we looked at the housing market…

Existing Home Sales Soar To Highest In 15 Years

Existing home sales bucked the trend in September (rising to highest since May 2006 as new- and pending-home sales slipped) and analysts expect it too catch down a little in October, but yet again, it surprised to the upside, surging 4.3% MoM (vs a 1.1% MoM expected drop), and September’s jump was revised higher to…

US Housing Market Stumble? Home Starts Rise But Rental Unit Permits Plunge In October

With the US housing bubble reinflating, ‘expert’ analysts expected building starts and permits to continues their meteoric rise in October. However, the results were mixed. Housing Starts beat expectations, rising 4.9% MoM (well above the 3.2% expectation) and also saw a major upward revision in September, from +1.9% MoM to +6.3% MoM. Building Permits disappointed,…

Greece Will Require People to Text Government for Permission to Leave Home Under New Lockdown

Greece’s General Secretariat for Telecommunications and Posts has set up a 5-digit hotline for citizens to text if they want to obtain permission to leave their homes while the new restrictions are in place for the next 3 weeks. People must text their name, address and 1 of only 6 reasons to the 13033 number…

Deutsche Bank Proposes A 5% “Work From Home” Tax

By Tyler Durden At a time when the Fed is already monetizing the entire US budget deficit thanks to helicopter money, sparking conversations about the utility of taxation, and when a Biden administration is set to at least try and roll back most of the Trump tax cuts, the last thing the population wants to…

Nintendo Boosts Forecast 50% As “Stay At Home” Video Gaming Demand Skyrockets

By Tyler Durden While most “stay at home” stock focus during the pandemic has been on names like Zoom, Slack and Pelton, it seems the video game industry has snuck past many “mainstream” analysts’ radar. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that these stocks aren’t worth paying attention to. In fact, well-known financially conservative video game…

Brits “Working From Home” At Local Pubs Are Being Forced Elsewhere As UK Shutdown Looms

“You don’t have to go home, but you sure as hell can’t stay here…” As pubs in London start to shut down due to Covid yet again, they aren’t just kicking out their regulars, they’re also kicking out a group of workers who have made the local watering hole their “office” while they “work from…

DCFS Removes Child from Home Because the Parent Had Covid-19

The LA County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) successfully convinced a judge to remove a child from a home because his parent tested positive for covid-19. Is this the “new normal?” by Lance D Johnson Los Angeles attorney Christopher Arash took to social media with the news: “Today in dependency court madness, LA…