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Apple recovers losses after Chinese court bans sale of most iPhones

A Chinese court ordered a ban on most iPhone sales in the country as part of two preliminary injunctions.
Qualcomm sought the injunctions, alleging Apple violated two of its patents.

Apple denies violating the patents and says the scope of the iPhone ban in China goes beyond what the injunction calls for.

Apple recovered from earlier losses Monday after a Chinese court banned the import and sale of most iPhone models in the country as part of an injunction. The stock fell as much as 3 percent, but ended the day up 0.7 percent. Qualcomm requested the injunction for alleged patent violations and announced the news in a statement Monday morning.

Qualcomm alleged that Apple violated two patents it holds on features that let users reformat the size and appearance of photos and manage applications on a touch screen when navigating through phone apps. The two preliminary injunctions were granted by the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China. Apple says that it did not violate these patents and that the ban goes beyond the scope of the injunction itself.

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100 Christians snatched in overnight raids on underground Chinese church

Worshippers were taken from their homes and off the streets in coordinated crackdown across Chengdu in Sichuan province.

A pastor was among those arrested.

About 100 worshippers at an unofficial church in southwestern China were snatched from their homes or from the streets in coordinated raids which began on Sunday evening.

Chinese authorities targeted members of the Early Rain Covenant Church across various districts of Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan, in what appeared to be an effort to close down one of the country’s most prominent Protestant house churches.
Members’ personal accounts and cell group discussions on social media channels were blocked at around 9pm on Sunday while the church’s telephone line was also cut. The homes of the church’s leaders, including pastor Wang Yi, were among those raided.

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High Speed Stock Market Computers Tested in Prep of Crashing Economy Before 2020 Elections.

The sell-off started with a mysterious plunge overnight that caused the exchange to halt futures
CME Group says it had to intervene with multiple 10-second pauses to prevent a steeper decline in equity futures.
Speculation for the swell in volume and plunge in futures included the news of the arrest of the CFO of the Chinese telecom company Huawei.
Traders also speculated that the selling could be attributed to a large fund or funds liquidating a position.

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Marriott Starwood hotel data breach FAQ: What 500 million hacked guests need to know

What was stolen?

Marriott is still sorting through the data it was able to recover, but for most customers, the following data may have been stolen: name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest (“SPG”) account information, date of birth, gender, and arrival and departure information, along with reservation dates and communication preferences.

It’s been a couple of months since a major company unveiled a data breach that affected millions of people, so it’s time for a new one. The Marriot hotel chain has announced a major database breach that could affect anyone who stayed at its 6,700 worldwide Starwood hotel properties since 2014—up to 500 million people in total.

That’s a lot of people an a long stretch of time, so check out our FAQ for all of the information:

What happened?

Marriott says it received an alert from an internal security tool on September 8 warning of an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database in the United States. In its investigation of the incident, Marriott learned that an unauthorized party gained access to the company’s customer database and “copied and encrypted information, and took steps toward removing it.”

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How Airbnb pushed Marriott to nab Starwood

The combination of two storied hotel brands announced this week creates the world’s largest lodging company, with more than a million rooms. But the $12.2 billion agreement by Marriott International (MAR) to acquire Starwood International (HOT) isn’t a mark of hotel industry triumph.

It’s more of an anti-Airbnb defensive maneuver. If you listen closely, you can hear the ominous hoof beats of online competition closing in on the traditional hospitality business. Hotels want to bulk up against threats from the likes of Airbnb, a digital service that allows travelers to book private homes for stays.

The hotel industry is doing well, for now. Since the recession, business has been great, and mergers also give it scale to take advantage of that. Revenue per available room (the sector’s main metric) will grow a health 6.8 percent this year, research firm STR estimates, followed by a similar expansion next year.

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Housing Market Stagnates

Santa Monica Bans AirBNB, all major cities follow suit.
Results?

Restaurants going out of business, families cannot afford to spend 1400 per night for a family of 4 vacation so they stay home and don’t spend money.
Local restaurants and business can no longer provide local kids jobs, then shortly go out of business due to no tourism.

Compare 2011-2014 restaurant sales during a down economy yet the tourism industry was booming. Now in an up economy due to local government restrictions on affordable vacation rentals, business are suffering.

Welcome to stupid at the local government level.

Housing-market headwinds are keeping American homeowners in their properties for the longest stretches on record, in a sharp distortion of the mobility Americans have for decades prized.

Across the country, homes that sold in the third quarter of this year had been owned an average of 8.23 years, according to an analysis from Attom Data Solutions. That’s almost double the length of time a home sold in 2000, when Attom’s data begin, had been owned.

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Southern California suffers its worst housing slump in over a decade

Santa Monica Bans AirBNB, all major cities follow suit.
Results?

Restaurants going out of business, families cannot afford to spend 1400 per night for a family of 4 vacation so they stay home and don’t spend money.
Local restaurants and business can no longer provide local kids jobs, then shortly go out of business due to no tourism.

Compare 2011-2014 restaurant sales during a down economy yet the tourism industry was booming. Now in an up economy due to local government restrictions on affordable vacation rentals, business are suffering.

Welcome to stupid at the local government level.

The number of new and existing houses and condominiums sold during the month plummeted nearly 18 percent compared with September 2017, according to CoreLogic.
That was the slowest September pace since 2007, when the national housing and mortgage crisis was hitting.
The median price of Southern California homes sold in September, $505,000, was still 3.6 percent higher than it was a year ago. That was the lowest annual gain for any month in more than three years.

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Home price growth cools for fifth straight month

Santa Monica Bans AirBNB, all major cities follow suit.
Results?

Restaurants going out of business, families cannot afford to spend 1400 per night for a family of 4 vacation so they stay home and don’t spend money.
Local restaurants and business can no longer provide local kids jobs, then shortly go out of business due to no tourism.

Compare 2011-2014 restaurant sales during a down economy yet the tourism industry was booming. Now in an up economy due to local government restrictions on affordable vacation rentals, business are suffering.

Welcome to stupid at the local government level.

Home prices in the U.S. rose at a slower pace for the fifth consecutive month, yet another sign that the housing market is cooling down.

Standard & Poor’s said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index reported a 5.8% annual gain in August, down from 6% in the previous month. It is the first time in a year that annual gains fell below 6%. The 20-City Composite posted a 5.5% year-over-year increase, down from 5.9% in July — substantially lower than analysts’ expectation of 5.8%.

“Following reports that home sales are flat to down, price gains are beginning to moderate,” said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, in a press statement. “Other housing data tell a similar story: prices and sales of new single family homes are weakening, housing starts are mixed and residential fixed investment is down in the last three quarters.”

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The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal Khashoggi

The media wants the Saudis to answer questions about Jamal Khashoggi. But maybe the media should be forced to answer why the Washington Post was working with a Muslim Brotherhood propagandist?

In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden.

“We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.”

The friendship endured with Jamal Khashoggi following Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan. Khashoggi credited Adel Batterjee, listed at one time as one of “the world’s foremost terrorist financiers” by the Treasury Department, with bringing him to Afghanistan to report on the fighting.

The media calls Khashoggi a journalist, but his writings from 80s Afghanistan read as Jihadist propaganda with titles like, “Arab Mujahadeen in Afghanistan II: Exemplifies the Unity of Islamic Ummah”.

And when Osama bin Laden set up Al Qaeda, he called Khashoggi with the details.

After Afghanistan, Jamal Khashoggi went to work as a media adviser for former Saudi intel boss, Prince Turki bin Faisal, alleged to have links to Al Qaeda. Those allegations came from, among others, Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged twentieth hijacker.

When the other 19 hijackers perpetrated the attacks of September 11, Khashoggi wrote that the Saudis would not “give in” to American “demands” for “unconditional condemnation” and “total cooperation”.

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Supreme Coven: Witches in New York to Hold Public Ritual to ‘Hex’ Kavanaugh

A coven of New York witches is holding a public ceremony next week to cast a hex on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in what Tucker Carlson described as the latest left-wing effort to stop his rise to the high court.

“Liberal Sherpa” Cathy Areu said the hexing will take place in Brooklyn, and that it will include an optional $10 donation to take part.

Carlson said part of the proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood, to “fund their own human sacrifice rituals.”

He said that it is appropriate that the Democratic Party, which “conducts witch hunts” also “conducts witchcraft.”

Areu said the coven previously cast three hexes on President Trump and considered their efforts successful in partially stymieing his administration’s goals.

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NEW YORK WITCHES CALL FOR WOMEN TO PUT HEX ON JUSTICE KAVANAUGH

NEW YORK WITCHES CALL FOR WOMEN TO PUT HEX ON JUSTICE KAVANAUGH FOR SOMETHING HE DID NOT DO- He was accused of doing what all high school kids do, kissing or rolling around in bed with the opposite sex… however he didn’t do it. But that is all it takes to get idiot women into witchcraft and cursing what God is doing… BTW the event will donate a portion of income to insure killing babies stays strong in the USA.

Ha ha ha…
Bible says a curse sent causeless will not fall…

Insanity on:
Seems to me, women who want to kill babies would want a justice who uses women for sex and makes sure they can kill the baby afterwards… So he is not responsible…

The Devil always tips his hand because there is no LOGIC–

If Brett did this, the witches who like to sacrifice babies to the god Moloc should embrace this…

Insanity off:
Reality on:
They are mad because BETT WORKS FOR GOD ! and they are afraid their daughters will loose their rights to kill babies sometime in the future…


Witches to Hex Justice Kavanaugh in Occult Ritual in NYC

By Michael W. Chapman | October 11, 2018 | 4:38 PM EDT

(Screenshot, Facebook)
(CNSNews.com) — Witches plan to place a public hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh through an occult ritual on Oct. 20 in New York City, an event sponsored by Catland Books, which describes itself as “Brooklyn’s premiere occult bookshop & spiritual community space.” The planned ritual has been advertised on Facebook.

“Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them,” reads the description for the event, “Ritual to Hex Brett

CURSE GOD’S ANOINTED

Occultists in Brooklyn, New York, are so incensed with the confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court that they are gathering to put a hex on him.

The three witches from William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” famously offered the incantation “double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble,” but Oct. 20 is setting up for something along the lines of “fire burn and Kavanaugh bubble.”

Catland, which bills itself as Brooklyn’s “premier metaphysical shop and event space,” will host the ritual and donate 25 percent of all proceeds to Planned Parenthood. Another 25 percent will go to the Ali Forney Center, a non-profit organization for homeless LGBT youths.

The events costs $10 per person, although the group says no one will be turned away at the door for lack of funds.

“Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them,” its Facebook events page reads. “We are embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik [sic] of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s [sic] history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him.”

Dianne Feinstein, 85 year old Senile, San Francisco Mayor, Blessed by Dalai Lama, Gave Him Keys to the City of San Francisco, Now Member of Intelligence Committee’s driver was a Chinese Spy.

Feinstein worth 50 million thanks to Chinese contracts her and her husband did with China.

Feinstein had a Chinese spy connection she didn’t know about — her driver.
She told the FBI back off, because she was making too much money with China.

Do we hire Senators to represent our best interests who just do deals on the side to get rich?

DRAIN THE SWAMP

Dianne Feinstein For President

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018
7:00PM Screening & Panel Discussion
Meet the creative forces behind some of America’s favorite unscripted TV shows
Reception to follow

Saban Media Center at the Television Academy
Wolf Theatre
5210 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

PANELISTS*:
Mary Connelly
Executive Producer, Ellen’s Game of Games, The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Jenny Groom
SVP, Alternative Programming and Development, NBC Entertainment

Alison Holloway
Executive Producer, Little Big Shots and the upcoming The World’s Best

Brooke Karzen
EVP Unscripted and Alternative, Warner Horizon Television

Audrey Morrissey
Executive Producer, The Voice

And more surprise guests…

MODERATED BY:
Retta
Actress, Comedian and Author
Good Girls, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Parks and Recreation