Drum roll please! And the BIGGEST WINNER of the deadly global virus is…

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27-03-20 01:49:00,

As the US surpasses China in the highest number of coronavirus infections worldwide, economists are raising concerns of massive bankruptcies, as well as supply shock and demand problems for the world’s largest consumer market.

However, not everyone is losing money, analysts say, pointing to large e-commerce firms that are making money out of the crisis as people are confined to their homes.

According to Morgan Stanley analysts, American retailers are experiencing a real boom. In the first weeks of March, retail sales of food products increased sharply by eight percent, which is an unprecedented growth for such business. Moreover, it is possible that growth will continue at double digits, the bank predicts.

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Rating agency Moody’s said that “retailers such as supermarkets, pharmacies, shops and grocery stores are going to benefit, as consumers will stock up on food and other necessities.” It added that retailers who had developed an online sales platform before the crisis have benefited greatly. Thanks to this, operating income at food stores such as Whole Foods (owned by Amazon), Walmart, and Kroger has grown significantly as consumers try to avoid shopping.

Of all these retailers, “Amazon, I would say, is the strongest,” Gary Korolev, sovereign US private equity manager, told RIA Novosti.

He noted that Amazon offers a range of basic-needs’ products and services for customers locked at home, such as entertainment (movies, books), food delivery and essential goods. At the same time, it is Amazon that has the most developed network of delivery centers throughout America, Korolev said. The company, which is currently experiencing rapid growth, plans to hire 100,000 new workers to collect, pack and deliver orders.

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In a memo to Amazon employees last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that “my own time and thinking is now wholly focused on Covid-19 and on how Amazon can best play its role.”

On Wednesday, attorneys of 32 US states asked Bezos to tighten control over price inflation for essentials on his platform.

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Confirmed as winner, Bolivia’s Morales invites international community for election audit after opposition says vote was rigged

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26-10-19 09:15:00,

Bolivian socialist leader Evo Morales invited the international community to audit the presidential election results, as opposition cried fraud and burned ballots, while Washington cast doubt on results.

Bolivia’s election authority confirmed the final tally for the contentious vote on Friday, handing Morales his fourth presidential term. However, protests continued around the country. A 24-hour pause in the vote count earlier this week sparked allegations of tampering, which have brought tens of thousands of opposition activists into the streets to contest the outcome, at times clashing with police.

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Morales avoided a second-round runoff with his rival Carlos Mesa by just a fraction of a point and denies the accusations of fraud. He said on Friday that international auditors would be free to inspect the final tally and the vote counting process.

“Let them come here, let them know how much they have earned […] We never lie or hide,” he said, but added elsewhere that the world community had “the obligation to respect our Political Constitution of State, they have to respect the will of the Bolivian people.”

The remarks were directed at the Organization of American States (OAS) – based in Washington, DC – which previously expressed “deep concern” and “surprise” over the delayed vote tally. More recently, OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro argued the election result should not be considered valid until an audit is complete.

In a joint statement issued on Thursday, the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and the United States (all OAS members) called for a second round of voting in the event a proper audit could not be carried out.

Mesa, a former president and Morales’s main challenger, said on Friday that he would lodge a formal complaint with the Supreme Election Tribunal over the result, which he condemned as a “massive fraud.” He has encouraged his supporters to reject the outcome as well.

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Saudi oil fire is a winner for the US and its plans for war with Iran – Kim Dotcom

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15-09-19 07:36:00,

The biggest beneficiary of the Saudi oil facility drone attack is the US, Kim Dotcom has said, claiming that the incident will have a number of positives for President Donald Trump’s administration.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the drone attack on the Kingdom’s Aramco oil processing facilities and oil field on Saturday, which caused a large fire and has slowed oil production. According to the Megaupload founder, the incident will trigger a number of convenient events that will help the US. 

Who’s the biggest beneficiary of Saudi oil facilities burning?

US 🇺🇸

1. Saudi will have to increase security supplied by the US

2. Oil prices will rise and the US is now a large exporter of Oil

3. US can blame Iran, go to war, take control of Iran’s oil which pays for the war

— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) September 14, 2019

The US already briefly overtook Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest crude exporter, and has a significant spare oil capacity. The only other countries with similar capacity are Iran and Venezuela, both of which have experienced vastly reduced exports as a result of US sanctions. 

Despite the Houthi claims of responsibility, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged late Saturday that Tehran is responsible for the “unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply,” saying there is “no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.”

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According to Dotcom, the US blaming Iran will allow it to then “go to war, take control of Iran’s oil which pays for the war.” 

Tensions between the US and Iran are already high, and members of the Trump administration, including Pompeo, appear eager to escalate things further. The US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal last year, despite Tehran adhering to its conditions, and it continues to impose new sanctions on the country. 

It has also accused Iran of working with Al-Qaeda, and of being behind two attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman in May and June.

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The Real Winner Of Last Night’s Democratic Debate

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27-06-19 01:44:00,

While it would appear that the mainstream media has crowned Senator Elizabeth Warren the winner of last night’s first Democratic primary debate, on a more quantitative and objective level, it would seem there was another female candidate that stood out to the American audience.

Before the debate, Warren was indeed the ‘most-searched’ Democratic candidate on Google…

But as the debate began and the clown-show escalated, one candidate dominated the search…

As Fox News reports, Tulsi Gabbard, an Army National Guard veteran who served in Iraq, grabbed the attention of the viewers every time she spoke about foreign policy and the military.

During the debate, she called for scaling back of U.S. military presence abroad and accused “this president and his chicken hawk cabinet have led us to the brink of war with Iran.”

Gabbard’s military experience gave her authority in a harsh exchange with Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, who said the U.S. must maintain forces in Afghanistan to ensure the Taliban is kept in check.

“When we weren’t in there, they started flying planes into our buildings,” Ryan said.

“The Taliban didn’t attack us on 9/11, Al Qaeda attacked us on 9/11,” Gabbard replied.

The data show that the moment that generated the most search traffic for Gabbard was when she was making her closing argument.

You know who is protecting al-Qaeda right now? It’s Saudi Arabia. #DemDebate#TULSI2020 https://t.co/n6rAgZ1sH7 pic.twitter.com/ywXNLexnCz

— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) June 27, 2019

As @Abu_Faris noted so succinctly:

“Assuming the Google “trend” isn’t a manifestation of their algorithms then it appears that most adults are interested in a calm, stoic, but non-clown like candidate”

Of course, there is another explanation

just a bunch of bored horney dudes searching for pics of a pretty Hawaiian girl LOL

— EkkiHugsa (@alee1700) June 27, 2019

Of course, the left immediately jumped, blaming the Russians for Gabbard’s surge in search interest…

So get rid of your Russian bot problems @Google,

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