Shocking Poll: 40 Percent of Americans Favor Socialism

Forty percent of Americans now hold a favorable view of socialism, a Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation report, released Wednesday, found.

The foundation’s annual report shows that younger Americans have led the United States’ leftward push, responding with higher rates of support for socialism and communism than older generations.

Thirty-eight percent of Gen Z respondents said they hope Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “pursues socialist policies” if elected in November. Thirty percent of the same age group view Marxism favorably. (Read more from “Shocking Poll: 40 Percent of Americans Favor Socialism” HERE)

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National Intelligence: Russia, Iran Attempting to Influence 2020 Election, Damage President Trump

Russia and Iran are attempting to influence the 2020 elections and have obtained some voter registration information, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said at an FBI press conference on Wednesday.

Ratcliffe noted that both nations had taken specific actions to influence voters’ opinions. He noted that the registration information they obtained could be used to confuse voters through false communication.

The interference that’s been discovered, Ratcliffe said, has been designed to incite social unrest and damage the president.

“This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion, sew chaos, and undermine your confidence in American democracy,” he said. “To that end, we have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump. You may have seen some reporting on this in the last 24 hours or you may have even been one of the recipients of those emails.” . . .

Noting that his agency was responsible for investigating election crimes, FBI Director Christopher Wray vowed to take action in order to ensure the integrity of U.S. elections. He said that Americans should be “confident” that their votes count. (Read more from “National Intelligence: Russia, Iran Attempting to Influence 2020 Election, Damage President Trump” HERE)

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Over 40 Million People Have Already Cast Their Ballot, Large Majority Democrat

Over 40 million people have already cast their ballot for the November election, and that turnout appears to be favoring Democrats.

Forty-one point one million people have voted early, representing just under 40% of the total number of votes in 2016. . .

The early ballots collected so far appear to be mostly from registered Democrats. However, only 19 states release data on the party affiliation of early voters.

Of the voters in those states, over 19 million people have voted. Fifty-two percent of those voters are registered Democrats. Just over 26% are registered Republicans. Over 21% did not have a party affiliation.

While there is a nearly even split on the list of 19 between states that went red in 2016 and those that went blue, the blue states had larger populations. Of the 10 states on the list that went Republican in 2016, only South Dakota had a higher percentage of Republicans voting early than Democrats. (Read more from “Over 40 Million People Have Already Cast Their Ballot, Large Majority Democrat ” HERE)

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Joe Biden Praises New Debate Rules

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden (D) praised the Commission on Presidential Debate’s (CPD) decision to mute the microphone of the opposing candidate at the start of each segment and added that he believes there should be “more limitations.”

“So for the debate on Thursday, what do you think of this new muting the mic rule?” WISN’s Adrienne Pedersen asked Biden in a Tuesday interview.

“I think it’s a good idea. I think there should be more, more, limitations on us not interrupting one another,” Biden said, attributing his stance to what transpired during the first presidential debate.

“If you noticed last time, according to Chris Wallace, he interrupted the president and me 148 times. I think that’s right, he interrupted Mike, the president interrupted. Mike, I mean, excuse me, Chris Wallace and me 148 times,” Biden said, originally misstating his line. . .

Despite Biden’s appeal to the first debate, it was he who set the precedent of interrupting in the first debate, as detailed by Breitbart News. Even so, Wallace, who interrupted Trump several times himself, remained in denial, stating that Trump bore “primary responsibility for what happened” during the debate. (Read more from “Joe Biden Praises New Debate Rules” HERE)

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Top U.S. Universities Caught Underreporting Foreign Funding

A new report released by the Department of Education shows multiple U.S. universities accepted funding from China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other “foreign adversaries,” but did not report all they received.

The findings, reported by the Associated Press, are part of an ongoing investigation by the department spurred by the Trump Administration to crack down on foreign theft of intellectual property, research, and technology in higher education. “Potential enforcement against specific institutions” will come from the Department of Justice.

While the U.S. requires universities to “disclose gifts and contracts of $250,000 or more from foreign sources,” the report suggests that 12 schools of “the nation’s largest and richest universities have aggressively pursued and accepted foreign money,” including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Georgetown.

Together, the universities reportedly failed to “disclose a combined $6.5 billion in foreign funding that was previously unreported.”

According to the report, many of the universities maintained financial relationships with previously identified national security threats such as Chinese tech company Huawei and another which “had ties directly to the Chinese Communist Party.” (Read more from “Top U.S. Universities Caught Underreporting Foreign Funding” HERE)

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More Election Interference: Twitter Blocks Donation Links to Republicans

Twitter is doing everything it can to interfere in the election and help Joe Biden and the Democrats win in two weeks. The social media company was caught red-handed on Wednesday running interference on Republican fundraising efforts but not similar fundraising efforts on behalf of Democratic politicians.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is calling out Twitter for restricting the retweets of WinRed, the GOP’s fundraising platform. WinRed is the Republican alternative to the Democrats’ fundraising platform, ActBlue. Twitter is running interference on retweets of WinRed’s links to donate to Republican candidates but not links by ActBlue to donate to Democrats.

Twitter has unveiled temporary speech codes to suppress free speech in the runup to the November elections. Starting Oct. 20, users are now prompted to add comments before retweeting posts. Twitter is also adding labels and warnings to tweets it deems misleading or lacking “proper” context. The company has also removed tweets recommended by people who users don’t follow. (Read more from “More Election Interference: Twitter Blocks Donation Links to Republicans” HERE)

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Senate Democrats Plan to Boycott Amy Coney Barrett Committee Vote

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will reportedly boycott Thursday’s committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Democrats will fill their seats in the committee with life-sized posters of people who could be hurt if the Affordable Care Act were to be repealed, according to HuffPost. Democrats have been saying if Barrett is confirmed, she will be the one to give the deciding vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act. . .

In early October, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats will not “supply quorum” for votes in the Senate as a way to try and block the confirmation of Barrett before the election.

A quorum is the minimum number of members present either in a committee or the entire Senate to hold votes, Fox News reported. The quorum in the Senate is 51 members. There are 22 members on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is in charge of the confirmation process, and nine members are required for a quorum in the committee, including at least two from the minority party, according to Fox News. (Read more from “Senate Democrats Plan to Boycott Amy Coney Barrett Committee Vote” HERE)

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Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar Join Event Organized By Blogger Who Said ‘America Deserved 9/11’

On Tuesday night, hard-left Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) joined a group of gamers in a live-streamed event that was organized by Hasan Piker, a vlogger who infamously said in 2019 that “America deserved 9/11.”

In August 2019, Piker, a Young Turks commentator, reviewing a clip of Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) talking to podcast host Joe Rogan, mocked Crenshaw on a Twitch live stream, ranting, “This guy has the understanding of foreign policy of, like, a 12-year-old. What the f***? What the f*** is wrong with this dude? Didn’t he go to war and like literally lose his eye because some mujahideen — a brave f***ing soldier — f***ed his eye hole with their d**?” He added, “Isn’t that how he f***ing lost his dumba** eye, because he got his f***ing eye hole f***ed by a brave soldier?”

Piker added later, “America deserved 9/11, dude. F*** it, I’m saying it.”

After he was slammed for his remarks, Piker tweeted, “Americas foreign policy decisions has lead (sic) to 911. this would’ve been a controversial thing to say in 2001. stop being a f***ing idiot. We supplied arms to and trained bin laden. we destabilized the region long before 911. and now we’re stuck in perpetual war, which dan crenshaw was trying to justify in that clip. it’s exactly this kind of attitude that has sent thousands of young men and women overseas to die.”

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Study: Human Coronaviruses ‘Inactivated’ by This Bathroom Item

A new study conducted by researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine has found that a common dental item can inactivate human coronaviruses: mouthwash and oral rinses.

For the study, the results of which were published in the Journal of Medical Virology, researchers tested various oral and nasopharyngeal rinses — which included a 1% solution of baby shampoo, a neti pot, peroxide sore-mouth cleansers, and mouthwashes — to determine how well they inactivated human coronaviruses.

The baby shampoo solution, “which is often used by head and neck doctors to rinse the sinuses,” the researchers noted in a news release regarding the findings, was particularly effective; the solution inactivated “greater than 99.9% of human coronavirus after a two-minute contact time,” they said.

The mouthwash and oral rinses were also efficacious, they found: “Many inactivated greater than 99.9% of virus after only 30 seconds of contact time and some inactivated 99.99% of the virus after 30 seconds.”

More specifically, researchers “used a test to replicate the interaction of the virus in the nasal and oral cavities with the rinses and mouthwashes,” as the nasal and oral cavities are thought to be main points of entry for human coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, better known as COVID-19. Though the researchers didn’t specifically test SARS-CoV-2 in the study, the novel virus is genetically similar to the other human coronaviruses tested, leading the researchers to hypothesize that the results would be similar. (Read more from “Study: Human Coronaviruses ‘Inactivated’ by This Bathroom Item” HERE)

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Man Putting Black Lives Matter Sign in His Yard Arrested After Shooting at Trump Supporters

A Maryland man is being held without bond and has been charged for firing a shotgun as Trump supporters drove by in a pickup truck while he put a Black Lives Matter sign in his yard. CBS Baltimore reports the incident happened Saturday afternoon in Kingsville, Maryland, a semi-rural community about 10 miles northeast of Baltimore.

Police have booked resident Douglas Kuhn with multiple charges, including assault.

Neal Houk and his son said they honked their horn at Kuhn, their neighbour, from their pickup truck, which has a large Trump sign in the back, as he was putting a Black Lives Matter sign up in his yard.

“He reached down. He had a shotgun right there, pulled it out and pointed it right at… and we were in disbelief. Next thing we heard was a shotgun blast,” Houk told CBS Baltimore. . .

No one was hurt, and it was unclear whether the round caused any damage to Houk’s vehicle, but police tracked down Kuhn as the man accused of firing the shot. They said they found a 12-gauge shotgun on his property and took the 50-year-old into custody. (Read more from “Man Putting Black Lives Matter Sign in His Yard Arrested After Shooting at Trump Supporters” HERE)

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