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The House voted late Thursday on a patchwork bill to fund the government through Feb. 16, but a mix of Senate Democrats and Republicans appears poised to reject that legislation and refuse to pass a new budget, ushering in the first government shutdown since 2013.
Government services deemed “essential,” like military and law enforcement agencies, would remain open if the government shuts its doors; but hundreds of thousands of federal workers (not to mention federal contractors) would be sent home from work across the Washington, D.C., region. The shutdown also would mark the first time that one party controlled both houses of Congress and the White House yet failed to fund the government.
Primarily, the fight in Congress has centered around the fate of roughly 800,000 young immigrants brought to the country as children, commonly known as “Dreamers.”
“I Was Expecting Many More People”: Black Friday Tumbles To 3rd Spot In Busiest Shopping Days Of The Year
by Tyler Durden
Nov 24, 2017
It has been an odd year for retail: with an estimated 6,000 store closures, and 65,000 fewer retail jobs than at the start of the year, many have said shorting retail, and especially malls, is the next “big short” trade. Indeed, one look at the performance of the mall heavy CMBX 6 BBB- tranche confirms that the bottom has fallen out of the legacy “bricks and mortar” space.
And yet, despite what should be a furious race to the bottom for market share by all still solvent non-Amazon retailers, this has not happened in what appears to be a strange manifestation of rational pricing. In fact, according to Market Track, last year the discounts were 6% deeper than this year across 17 categories in Black Friday circulars, the WSJ reports, and notes that only three of 10 major retailers the firm measured had better prices this year.
This was obvious to potential buyers like Delaney Dauchy, 15, who was shopping with her mother at a mall in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and told the WSJ that the deals aren’t as good (more…)
At least two people have been killed in shootings at three malls across the US, as ‘Black Friday’ – the biggest shopping day of the year – kicked off after the Thanksgiving holiday. Shoppers all over the country brawled over coveted merchandise. The day after Thanksgiving signals the start of the Christmas gift shopping season. […]
Black Friday sales target consumers from every corner of the internet, including the political sphere. After all, what better gift to give after the divisive 2016 presidential election than memorabilia from either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton’s campaigns? “President-elect Trump loves a great deal,” screams a promotional email sent out to followers of Trump’s presidential […]
Debates about internet security and the limits of state power just got a lot more interesting. Unless you don’t use the internet, you likely know that on Friday a number of major websites were down for hours. These sites were victims of a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack targeting a DNS company called Dyn. The attack targeted not the temporarily blocked websites themselves (like Twitter and the New York Times), but rather the service (the DNS) that facilitates translations between human to computer language and allows users to connect to websites. It wasn’t that Twitter.com was down, per se, but rather that people typing twitter.com into their web browsers couldn’t find the site. The attack worked by infecting more than ten million internet connected devices like surveillance cameras with a virus called Marai—what’s known as a ‘botnet’—and using those devices to send millions of requests to Dyn’s servers, until the system overloaded and buckled.
What We Know About Friday’s Massive East Coast Internet Outage [aka the ‘dress rehearsal’ for a big fat false flag and/or electronic hacking of the 2016 ‘election,’ at the behest of the globalist dirt-bags who want the TPP and war with Russia.] | 21 Oct 2016 | A distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) took down a big chunk of the Internet for most of the Eastern seaboard. This morning’s attack started around 7am and was aimed at Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company headquartered in New Hampshire. That first bout was resolved after about two hours; a second attack began just before noon. In both cases, traffic to Dyn’s Internet directory servers on the East Coast of the United States was stopped by a flood of malicious requests disrupting the system. Still ongoing, the situation is a definite reminder of the fragility of the web, and the power of the forces [aka US government contractor, pretending to be ‘Russian?‘] that aim to disrupt it.
September 28, 2016, 2:11 PM (IDT)
The funeral of Israel’s 9th president, Shimon Peres, will be held Friday at noon at the Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem. Peres’ body will lie in state at the Knesset on Thursday until 9:00 pm so people can pay their last respects. The casket will be transported to Mt. Herzl following a departure ceremony on Friday morning. Israel’s ministerial committee on symbols and ceremonies announced that national flags will be lowered to half-staff on Thursday.
Published time: 26 Aug, 2016 23:19Edited time: 27 Aug, 2016 18:46 Many Facebook users were distraught Friday afternoon when they were unable to connect with friends. “Sorry, something went wrong,” a message on the downed website read. “We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.” Some were returning home […]Source: ‘Sorry’: Facebook went down, Friday briefly ruined