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January 31, 2021

Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth will become a mass vaccination center



Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth will become a mass vaccination center, according to a plan announced by Denton County Judge Andy Eads late Friday.

The county plans to vaccinate 10,000 people a day at a drive-through vaccination site at the racetrack starting on Tuesday, Eads said.

More info at Dallas Morning News as well


January 29, 2021

Up next on CNN/WolfBlitzer: Joe Kennedylll talks COVID-19 path forward.


I wish he'd become a regular on TV News.
His compassion & knowledge would be a necessary voice for Biden & his Democratic policy, as it happens.

On next with Blitzer CNN
January 29, 2021

BlackRock Inc, may have raked in $2.4 billion on GameStop's retail-driven stock frenzy

BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, could have made gains of about $2.4 billion on its investment in GameStop Corp as retail investors pour money into the video-game retailer's shares.

The asset manager owned about 9.2 million shares, or a roughly 13% stake, in GameStop as of Dec. 31, 2020,
a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.

Assuming no change in BlackRock's position, the value of its stake would be worth $2.6 billion now, compared with $173.6 million as of December.


Thanks Kids!!
January 28, 2021




27 January 2021

Law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide have this week disrupted one of most significant botnets of the past decade: EMOTET.
Investigators have now taken control of its infrastructure in an international coordinated action.

This operation is the result of a collaborative effort between authorities in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Lithuania, Canada and Ukraine, with international activity coordinated by Europol and Eurojust. This operation was carried out in the framework of the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats (EMPACT).

EMOTET has been one of the most professional and long lasting cybercrime services out there.

First discovered as a banking Trojan in 2014, the malware evolved into the go-to solution for cybercriminals over the years.
The EMOTET infrastructure essentially acted as a primary door opener for computer systems on a global scale.
Once this unauthorised access was established, these were sold to other top-level criminal groups to deploy further illicit activities such data theft and extortion through ransomware.

Spread via Word documents
The EMOTET group managed to take email as an attack vector to a next level. Through a fully automated process, EMOTET malware was delivered to the victims’ computers via infected e-mail attachments. A variety of different lures were used to trick unsuspecting users into opening these malicious attachments. In the past, EMOTET email campaigns have also been presented as invoices, shipping notices and information about COVID-19.
All these emails contained malicious Word documents, either attached to the email itself or downloadable by clicking on a link within the email itself.
Once a user opened one of these documents, they could be prompted to “enable macros” so that the malicious code hidden in the Word file could run and install EMOTET malware on a victim’s computer.
January 27, 2021

Sen. Tom Carper introduces the Washington, D.C. Admission Act to make DC the 51st state.


This is all I got so far. Tweet posted 1 hr ago.

Sen. Tom Carper introduces the Washington, D.C. Admission Act to make DC the 51st state.

From NBC:

January 25, 2021

FBI Omaha arrest Brandon Straka, 44, for Capitol attack


The FBI arrested an Omaha man for his actions during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Omaha FBI agents arrest founder of WalkAway Campaign for actions during U.S. Capitol attack

Brandon Straka, 44, was arrested Monday by agents from the FBI Omaha Field Office, according to a report from the FBI.

Straka faces charges of impeding a law enforcement officer during civil disorder, knowingly entering and remaining on restricted grounds without lawful authority and/or engaging in disorderly conduct within proximity to a restricted building to impede official functions and engaging in disorderly conduct with intent to disturb a hearing before Congress.

Court documents show that officials were tipped off about Straka posting a video near the Capitol entrance, shouting "go, go!"
The video was later removed and officials said they could not find any video or posts on his Twitter page relating to his actions at the Capitol.

These screenshots reportedly revealed that Straka made the following comments on Twitter on Jan. 6.:

*“Patriots at the Capitol – HOLD. THE. LINE!!!!”“

*I arrived at the Capitol a few hours ago as Patriots were storming from all sides. I was quite close to entering myself as police began tear-gassing us from the door. I inhaled tear gas & got it in my eyes. Patriots began exiting shortly after saying Congress had been cleared.

*”“I’m completely confused. For 6-8 weeks everybody on the right has been saying ‘1776!’ & that if congress moves forward it will mean a revolution! So congress moves forward. Patriots storm the Capitol – now everybody is virtual signaling their embarrassment that this happened.

*”“Also- be embarrassed & hide if you need to- but I was there. It was not Antifa at the Capitol. It was freedom loving Patriots who were DESPERATE to fight for the final hope of our Republic because literally nobody cares about them. Everyone else can denounce them. I will not.
*”“Perhaps I missed the part where it was agreed this would be a revolution of ice cream cones & hair-braiding parties to take our government back from lying, cheating globally interested swamp parasites. My bad.”

Multiple unnamed witnesses sent videos to the FBI that reportedly showed Straka outside the Capitol, shouting "we're going in!" and "Go! go!"

January 25, 2021

What's the significance for Qanon & March 4th?


Bertrand mentions that March 4th holds significance with Qanon.
Thus the need to keep NGuard attention on the Capitol.
Anyone know what's special about this date ?l
(Other than Trump's potential trial)

January 25, 2021

Next stimulus check: Congress to speed along (vote for)$1,400 payments this week


Congress plans to take steps this week toward quickly passing President Joe Biden's coronavirus aid proposals, including a third wave of direct relief payments for most Americans.

The next batch of stimulus checks would be for $1,400 — to top off the $600 payments that started going out in late December.

[The new Senate]could make it easier for the new checks to pass, though there are a few potential challenges.

Here's what to expect this week, plus the latest estimate on when you're likely to get more cash.

But the Democrats' new majority in the Senate is as thin as can be, and even a few Democrats may balk..

...if there's a struggle to pass the president's entire aid package. They say the $1,400 direct payments and money for vaccine distribution could be pulled out into a separate bill that might win quick approval, maybe with support from Republicans.

If both the House and Senate are able to approve the new stimulus checks early next month — which is indeed possible — you could receive yours by late February.

But if there are any snags — and those are also possible — you might have to wait until March or even April.


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