SKY News Australia: Australian Snake makes it into Politics without ever having had a ”real job” & without understanding ”profit & loss”

https://ukgovernmentwatch.wordpress.com/2020/10/23/sky-news-australia-australian-snake-makes-it-into-politics-without-ever-having-had-a-real-job-without-understanding-profit-loss/

Journalist Peta Credlin is putting Andrews ”on the ropes” over the Private Security Contract awarded to manage Lockdown Hotel Security.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has dodged questions from Sky News host Peta Credlin about why Victoria did not use ADF staff for the bungled hotel quarantine program.

Ms Credlin said Victoria, NSW and Queensland were offered ADF support by the Morrison government in March.

“It’s a statement of fact that the chief of the defence force allocated Victoria 100 personnel on Friday the 27th of March,” she said.

However, Mr Andrews dodged her questions saying that fact, which is included in evidence to the hotel quarantine inquiry, was “absolutely incorrect”.

“I left the National Cabinet with no expectation whatsoever there would be ADF support.” “To assert otherwise is simply inaccurate.”

However, Ms Credlin pushed back saying Mr Andrews had acknowledged in a press release that ADF would be engaged in supporting hotel quarantine arrangements.

Iran and Russia accessed some voter registration data, top intel officials say

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/justice-department-press-conference-on-election-security-watch-live-stream-2020-10-21/

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told reporters at a last-minute announcement that Iran had sent spoof emails “designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump.” He suggested that there had been reporting on these emails “within the last 24 hours.”…

U.S. government concludes Iran was behind threatening emails sent to Democrats

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/10/20/proud-boys-emails-florida/

The disclosure by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe at a hastily called news conference marked the first time this election cycle that a foreign adversary has been accused of targeting specific voters in a bid to undermine democratic confidence …

Facebook Whistleblower Exposes “Hate-Speech Engineering” Group, Staffed With Chinese Nationals; NYPost

Facebook Whistleblower Exposes “Hate-Speech Engineering” Group, Staffed With Chinese Nationals; NYPost

… The ex-insider shared some information about the Facebook team, called the “Hate-Speech Engineering” group. The team comprises of at least half a dozen Chinese nationals and works out of Facebook’s offices in Seattle. Many of these Ph.D.s work on complex machine learning algorithms that develop newsfeeds…

Child Porn On Biden Computer

https://callmestormy.wordpress.com/2020/10/20/child-porn-on-biden-computer/

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, says there might well be child pornography on the computer of Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden. Johnson serves as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. If Biden is linked with child porn, it would have direct national security implications, Johnson says.

Reports from at least three conservative journalists say there is child porn on the computer, videos showing Hunter Biden raping and torturing underage Chinese girls. “Yes, I’ve heard all kinds of things that I think will probably be revealed,” Johnson tells Maria Bartiromo…

Schiff v. Ratcliffe: DNI Reports That Hunter Biden’s Laptop Is Not Believed To Be Part Of A Russian Disinformation Campaign

https://jonathanturley.org/2020/10/19/schiff-v-ratcliffe-dni-reports-that-hunter-bidens-laptop-is-not-believed-to-be-part-of-a-russian-disinformation-campaign/

… Recently, we discussed how House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff stated publicly that the recently disclosed laptop information from Hunter Biden was clearly part of a Russian intelligence operation. This morning, John Ratcliffe, Director of National Intelligence, stated categorically that Hunter Biden’s laptop was not part of a Russian disinformation campaign.  What is most notable is that Ratcliffe has stated that Schiff and his Committee were given that conclusion by the intelligence community.  The incident has raised lingering criticism of Schiff who previously told the public that he had clear evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia after that allegation was rejected in repeated investigations, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Schiff never produced the incriminating evidence and later it was shown that the widely cited Steele dossier was based on a source who was considered to be a Russian agent…

Joe Biden Walks Off When Questioned About FBI Seizing Son’s Laptop

https://nworeport.me/2020/10/18/joe-biden-walks-off-when-questioned-about-fbi-seizing-sons-laptop/

… Video of Biden’s encounter, which was shared on social media by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, shows that the Democrat nominee refused to even listen to the reporter’s question, opting to walk away as soon as the reporter mentions the word “FBI.”…

Hungary’s FM Szijjártó: Biden should address suspected Ukraine corruption

Hungary’s FM Szijjártó: Biden should address suspected Ukraine corruption

…Joe Biden should address corruption allegations in connection with Ukraine before resuming dealings with Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said on Facebook on Saturday…

Sweden to boost its military spending by 40%.

https://whatnownews24.com/2020/10/16/sweden-to-boost-its-military-spending-by-40/

On Thursday, the Swedish government announced that it will increase its military spending by 40% in the next 5 years, as well as double the number of conscripted soldiers, to strengthen its army as tensions with Russia increase. 

China Threatens Japan in Disputed Waters

https://vikinglifeblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/16/china-threatens-japan-in-disputed-waters/


China enrages Japan as the Coast Guard sails into disputed waters in the East China Sea, near the Senkaku Islands, or Diaoyu Islands as they’re known in China. This comes as the New Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the Quad.