Friday, June 18, 2021

Morning Sunrise

I'm usually up before it.....

"Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas fires incendiary balloons" by Joseph Krauss The Associated Press, June 17, 2021

Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended last month’s 11-day war. The strikes came after activists mobilized by Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day.

[That is Palestine's version of an air force]

There were no immediate reports of casualties from the strikes, which could be heard from Gaza City. Israel also carried out airstrikes early Wednesday, targeting what it is said were Hamas facilities, without killing or wounding anyone.

[How would they know?]

Surveillance camera footage obtained by The Associated Press showed what appeared to be heavy machine-gun fire into the air from Gaza, a possible attempt by Palestinian militants to shoot down aircraft. Other footage showed projectiles being fired from Gaza, but it was unclear what kind or where they landed.

[It's Israeli aggression, and yet the AP -- who had their offices taken down by Israel -- is on their knees and spins the story to make it sound like Palestine is the aggressor.

Honestly, folks, the American jew$media has become so atrocious that the sun is setting on it. I'm probably the only one left reading them.


Tensions have remained high since a cease-fire halted the war on May 21, even as Egyptian mediators have met with Israeli and Hamas officials to try and shore up the informal truce.

Israel and Hamas have fought four wars and countless smaller skirmishes since the Islamic militant group seized power from rival Palestinians forces in 2007.

[That's a lie and the pre$$ knows it's a lie because Hamas won elections -- Hamas overwhelmingly won Palestinian Parliament elections in 2006Hamas won Palestinian parliamentary elections in early 2006, in 2006, Hamas won Palestinian legislative elections, Hamas won the last parliamentary elections in 2006, Hamas won parliamentary elections in 2006, Hamas won a majority in 2006 elections, won a parliamentary election in 2006but the pre$$ keep on repeating it -- just like the Russian annexation of Crimea and incursion into Ukraine that wasn't.


Earlier, Israeli police used stun grenades and a water cannon spraying skunk water to disperse Palestinian protesters from Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem, the epicenter of weeks of protests and clashes in the run-up to the Gaza war.

After the crowds were dispersed, Palestinians could be seen throwing rocks and water bottles at ultra-Orthodox Jewish people walking in the area.

Calls had circulated for protesters to gather at Damascus Gate in response to a rally held there by Jewish ultranationalists on Tuesday in which dozens of Israelis had chanted “Death to Arabs” and “May your village burn.” The police had forcibly cleared the square and provided security for that rally, part of a parade to celebrate Israel’s conquest of east Jerusalem.

In a separate incident, a Palestinian teenager died Thursday after being shot by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank during a protest against a settlement outpost, the fourth demonstrator to be killed since the outpost was established last month.

The Israeli military said Wednesday that a soldier stationed near the wildcat outpost in the West Bank saw a group of Palestinians approaching, and that one “hurled a suspicious object at him, which exploded adjacent to the soldier.” The army said that the soldier fired in the air, then shot the Palestinian who threw the object.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Thursday that Ahmad Shamsa, 15, died of a gunshot wound sustained a day earlier.

Settlers established the outpost, which they refer to as Eviatar, near the northern West Bank town of Nablus last month and say it is now home to dozens of families. Palestinians say it is built on private land and fear it will grow and merge with other large settlements nearby.

Nearly 500,000 Jewish settlers live in some 130 settlements across the occupied West Bank. The Palestinians and much of the international community view the settlements as a violation of international law and a major obstacle to peace.

Israeli authorities have evacuated the outpost on several occasions. They appear reluctant to do so this time because it would embarrass Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other right-wing members of the fragile government sworn in over the weekend.



Palestinians from the nearby village of Beita have held several protests in which demonstrators have hurled stones and Israeli troops have fired tear gas and live ammunition. Four Palestinians have been killed since mid-May, including Shamsa and another teenager.

Palestinians and Israeli human rights groups say the soldiers often use excessive force and could have stopped some assailants without killing them. In some cases, they say that innocent people have been identified as attackers and shot.

The Palestinians seek the West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority exerts limited self-rule in population centers, as part of a future state along with the Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. Israel captured all three territories in the 1967 war and says Jerusalem is indivisible. There have been no substantive peace talks in more than a decade.

The Israeli military also shot and killed a Palestinian woman on Wednesday, saying she had tried to ram her car into a group of soldiers guarding a West Bank construction site.

In a statement, the army said soldiers fired at the woman in Hizmeh, just north of Jerusalem, after she exited the car and pulled out a knife. The statement did not say how close the woman was to the soldiers, and the army did not release any photos or video of the incident.

The family of Mai Afaneh insisted she had no reason or ability to carry out an attack.

In recent years, Israel has seen a series of shootings, stabbings, and car ramming attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians in the occupied West Bank. Most have been carried out by Palestinians with no apparent links to organized militant groups.

[Yes, it is Israel who is the perpetual victim as usual]

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"The United Nations’ office in Myanmar expressed concern Thursday about escalating human rights abuses after reports that a group opposed to the junta may have executed 25 civilians it captured and allegations that troops had burned down a village. The struggle between the military regime that took power in February after ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and those opposing it has sharpened in recent months. Elements of what had initially been a nonviolent civil disobedience movement have evolved into a fledgling armed resistance force in response to harsh repression from police and soldiers who killed hundreds of peaceful protesters and bystanders. The statement by the U.N. office cited abuses by both sides, calling on “all actors in the current crisis to ensure that international human rights norms and standards are respected.” “This includes upholding the obligation to minimize collateral harm to civilians and to civilian infrastructure, and prohibiting the application of collective punishments against communities, families or individuals,” the U.N. office said....."

Israelis do that shit all the time and not a word from the JU.N., so f** them!

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Right, the Jew York Times is going to tell me what is going on in Iran.

Want to buy a bridge?

The Iranians are apparently disillusioned with the system as a whole -- just like the rest of us!

Might be harder to get that war off the ground, though:

"As wars wind down, Congress revisits presidential powers" by Jennifer Steinhauer New York Times, June 17, 2021

[It's about 20 years too late and comes after the mass-murdering war crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Syria have resulted in MILLIONS DEAD  -- and now Congre$$ is trying to wash the blood off its hands!]

WASHINGTON — The House voted on Thursday to revoke the authorization it gave in 2002 to invade Iraq, a step that would rein in presidential war-making powers for the first time in a generation.

The bipartisan action reflected growing determination on Capitol Hill to revisit the broad authority that Congress provided to president George W. Bush following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks through measures that successive presidents have used to justify military action around the world.

The 2002 authorization was repeatedly applied well beyond its original intent, including in a campaign much later against the Islamic State group in Iraq and for the killing of the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani last year. 

The debate now moves to the Senate, which is expected to take up similar legislation as the US military completes its withdrawal from Afghanistan after nearly two decades of fighting there.

Biden said this week that he would sign the House measure, making him the first president to accept such an effort to constrain his authority to carry out military action since the war in Afghanistan began 20 years ago. Biden’s decision came on the heels of announcing a full troop withdrawal from the country.

The congressional action amounts to a rare debate over presidential war powers and the degree to which the conditions that led the House and Senate to give Bush broad authority after Sept. 11, 2001, should be left in place. Over many decades, Congress has effectively ceded much of its power to declare war to the presidency, leaving some lawmakers in both parties uneasy.

Even if the Senate joins the House in repealing the 2002 authorization, Congress would still leave in place a much broader authorization, passed three days after the Sept. 11 attacks, on approving the use of force against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Successive presidents have cited the 2001 authorization to justify operations against “associated forces,” and critics say it has given presidents excessive latitude to wage “forever wars” without further congressional approval in the Middle East and beyond.

[This is for show and a total piece of crap then.

That's what passes for "journali$m" in the pre$$ these days!]

Until now, the Senate has refused to bring up legislation to repeal the authorization of military force, and the House has done so only as an amendment to broader legislation that never went anywhere, but recent support for repeal of the 2002 authorization — once almost nonexistent in either party in the Senate — has greatly increased across the political spectrum, a product of war fatigue among lawmakers, a majority of whom were not in office in 2001 and 2002, and the veterans who fought in them.....

[We are more than tired of it, too]

Why leave when we will have to go right back in?

"An extremist group like al-Qaida may be able to regenerate in Afghanistan and pose a threat to the U.S. homeland within two years of the American military’s withdrawal from the country, the Pentagon’s top leaders said Thursday. It was the most specific public forecast of the prospects for a renewed international terrorist threat from Afghanistan since President Joe Biden announced in April that all U.S. troops would withdraw by Sept. 11. At a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Gen. Mark Milley whether they rated the likelihood of a regeneration of al-Qaida or the Islamic State group in Afghanistan as small, medium or large. “I would assess it as medium,” Austin replied. “I would also say, senator, that it would take possibly two years for them to develop that capability.” Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, said he agreed. “I think that if certain other things happen — if there was a collapse of the government or the dissolution of the Afghan security forces — that risk would obviously increase, but right now I would say ‘medium’ and about two years or so,” Milley said. Their responses underscored the overall military fears about the consequences of a complete, unconditional withdrawal. Military leaders over the past few years have pushed back against administration efforts to pull out of Afghanistan by a certain date, rather than basing troop numbers on the security conditions....."

Yeah, AL-CIA-Duh might attack us again and what the hell did we really see that day?

Maybe they should stay there:

"The U.S. Embassy in Kabul went into lockdown on Thursday, citing a surge in coronavirus cases that has swamped the medical facilities that remain open to American diplomats as the U.S. military and international forces depart the country. The notice said that one person associated with the embassy had died, several had been medically evacuated and 114 people were infected and in isolation. The document said that 95 percent of the current cases were in people who were “unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated,” even though vaccines were available at the embassy. It noted that 90 percent of the Afghans and people from other countries on the embassy staff had been vaccinated. In Washington, the State Department’s spokesman, Ned Price, said the embassy could not require its employees to be vaccinated and confirmed that nearly all of the cases in this “significant outbreak” were among those who were not fully immunized. He said that Covid vaccines had been made available to the Kabul embassy workers over the last several months. Embassy operations have been adjusted as a result of the outbreak, Price said, with employees required to work from home and take all necessary precautions, including wearing masks and social distancing, as Afghanistan grapples with what he described as its third wave of coronavirus. The Afghan ministry of public health recorded more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, along with 101 deaths, the most in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. Overall, 98,844 cases have been reported in the country....."

The infection spikes around the world are coming from the most heavily vaccinated places!

Time to get back to work:

"Many executives don’t expect business travel to return to pre-pandemic levels for several years — if ever" by Jon Chesto Globe Staff, June 17, 2021

“The world of business has changed because of COVID, and it’s never going to go back to the way it was before,” said Jeff Leiden, the Mass. Competitive Partnership’s chairman and the executive chairman at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. “We’ve learned that there are different ways to cost-effectively and efficiently do our work that don’t have to involve in-person meetings.”

Leiden said cutting back on travel will provide a better quality of life for employees, while offering companies continued cost savings.

There’s also the environmental benefit. Big publicly traded companies in particular are under pressure to reduce their carbon footprint to help slow global warming. One way to do that: put the brakes on travel.

[Per Great Re$et!

Of course, they mean for you, not for them, as the $tinking ruling cla$$ will continue to jet-set their way around the world]

State Street, for example, is among the big companies that have committed to becoming “net zero” in terms of their carbon impacts. Chief executive Ron O’Hanley said the Boston financial services company will take a number of steps to reach that goal over the next decade, but looking at ways to curb jet travel will certainly be one.

[That's right. At bottom are the BANKS who CALL the $HOTS!]

At Citizens Financial Group, chief executive Bruce Van Saun envisions travel eventually rebounding to 75 to 80 percent of pre-pandemic levels. Mike Volpe, chief executive of Boston corporate travel firm, said his team expects to see fewer business trips when video is a good substitute.

[Did the airlines know this when they signed up for the Great Re$et, or were they out of the loop?

Look at the silver lining: less chance of a "terror attack" using planes]

Sure, some bosses are itching to hit the road, to catch up with employees and clients face-to-face after a grueling year. Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co., said he fully expects to return to his pre-pandemic travel time within two years — in addition to all the obligatory Zoom calls.

“I will do just as much [travel],” Dimon said. “It’s tiring but it’s uplifting, too,” but Dimon might be in the minority. Many other CEOs don’t expect to ever spend as much time on a plane again, and they’re not complaining about it.....

[Don't worry; you will be on a no-fly list if you have gotten the "gene therapy" they call a vaccine]


"Bank of America expects all of its vaccinated employees to return to the office after Labor Day in early September, and will then focus on developing plans for returning unvaccinated workers to its sites. More than 70,000 of the firm’s employees have voluntarily disclosed their vaccine status to the bank, chief executive Brian Moynihan said in a Bloomberg Television interview Thursday. The firm, which has more than 210,000 employees globally, has already invited those who have received their shots to begin returning. Bank of America and its rivals have begun unveiling plans in recent weeks to return thousands of workers to towers in New York and elsewhere in coming months as vaccines abound across the United States. Goldman Sachs asked its New York staff to begin returning this week, marking the most ambitious plan among major Wall Street firms."

It's a minority of more than one!

"Employees are resisting calls to return to the office, but Microsoft wants companies to know it has an answer for smoothing things out while some workers remain remote. The software maker on Thursday showed off design changes to its Teams teleconference and collaboration software meant to ensure remote workers are just as involved in meetings as those seated in company conference rooms."

Yeah, you can work from home if you can afford one:

"The share of home buyers searching for a new place to live outside their metro area dipped slightly in April compared with the first quarter of 2021 but is still well above the percentage of people looking to relocate before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by Redfin real estate brokerage. Nationally, 30.6 percent of Redfin users searched for a home outside their metro area in April, down slightly from 31.5 percent during the first quarter of 2021 and up from 26 percent in April 2020. As has been the case for most of the pandemic, many of the most popular markets for buyers looking to leave their metro area have been in warmer climates in the South and Southwest, with Phoenix topping the list."

That's to escape the tyranny of the blue states.

Of course, the economy is booming:

"US jobless claims tick up to 412,000 from a pandemic low" by Paul Wiseman Associated Press, June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since April despite widespread evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding steadily from the pandemic recession.

[I'm SO SICK of being LIED TO by the PRE$$!]

With vaccinations up and more consumers venturing out to spend — on restaurant meals, airline fares, movie tickets, and store purchases — the national economy is rapidly recovering from the recession. All that renewed spending has fueled customer demand and led many companies to seek new workers, often at higher wages, and avoid layoffs.

In fact, the speed of the rebound from the recession has caught many businesses off guard and touched off a scramble to hire, but many economists expect hiring to catch up with demand in the coming months. They note that the economy still has 7.6 million fewer jobs than it did before the pandemic struck, and employers are posting job openings faster than applicants can fill them.

[The LAST PLACE you will find facts is in an AmeriKan jew$papper!]

The rapid rollout of vaccines has brought the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases down to an average of just over 12,000, from around 250,000 a day in early January.

Though jobless claims have tumbled since the start of 2021, when they exceeded 900,000, they remain high by historical standards. Before the pandemic paralyzed the economy in March 2020, unemployment applications were running at about 220,000 a week.

Many Americans are contending with health and child care issues related to COVID-19 and with career uncertainty after the recession wiped out many jobs for good. Some who have lost work during the pandemic have decided to retire. Others are taking their time looking for work because, in some cases, supplemental federal jobless benefits, on top of regular state unemployment aid, pay them more than their old jobs did.

[Too bad those in the propaganda pre$$ haven't lost their jobs for good!]

Many states, though, are set to begin dropping the supplemental federal jobless aid this month.....


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"Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday laid out his own plans for spending billions in new federal stimulus money, offering a rebuke of state lawmakers intent on gaining control over the funding bonanza from Washington. Arguing the state needs to quickly jump-start a pandemic-scarred economy, Baker proposed setting aside $2.8 billion in proceeds from the American Rescue Plan Act to dole out without needing legislative approval, including $1 billion to help ease the state’s housing crunch. Under Baker’s plan, hundreds of millions would go toward job training, water-and-sewer infrastructure, downtown business districts, and other priorities. It marks the latest twist in a tango between the second-term Republican and the Democratic-led Legislature over how to spend the state’s $5.3 billion share of the federal cash. The Legislature earlier this month sent him a bill that would divert the federal money into an account state lawmakers control, where they could spread the money over several years. Baker on Thursday rejected that and instead said he would ask lawmakers to amend it, by carving off $2.3 billion for them to divvy up, leaving the rest for him to put to work....."

The government loot that will crash our economy through inflation is a "bonanza."

The "journali$m" is so insultingly elitist it's an abomination.


It's also a heap of Sh!t:

"Prominent voting rights activist Stacey Abrams said Thursday that she could “absolutely” support compromises floated by Senator Joe Manchin III, the lone Senate Democrat who is not sponsoring a sweeping elections bill in the chamber. “No one has ever objected to having to prove who you are to vote,” she said. “What [Manchin] is proposing makes sense.” Though Abrams, a former gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, has no formal say in the Senate process, her support of Manchin’trs proposals could help sway liberal Democrats. Republicans have roundly rejected the voting rights bill and said Thursday that they oppose the Manchin compromise....."

She is FLAT-OUT LIAR regarding Democrats and the voting ID!

Time to read something else:

Not that.

"Officers who serve on a specialized crowd control unit in Portland, Ore., who have responded to the city’s ongoing, often violent protests have resigned en masse after criminal charges were filed against a team member. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the officers on the Rapid Response Team voted to resign from the team during a meeting Wednesday night. The move by officers and sergeants to disband their own team came a day after a team member, Officer Cody Budworth, was indicted, accused of fourth-degree assault stemming from a baton strike against a protester last summer. A year ago, about 70 members were on the team. The resignations were first reported by radio station KXL. The team has been on the front lines at social justice protests held in the city after the May 25, 2020, murder of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck and pinned him to the pavement. Many demonstrations devolved into clashes with officers late at night and at times ended with vandalism, property damage, and fires. The crowd control team was the unit often directed to disperse crowds after police declared unlawful assemblies or riots....."

[That's when I moved on]

Who cares about the $hithole that is Bo$ton?

"A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for waving guns at racial justice protesters last summer pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges and agreed to give up the guns they used during the confrontation. Patricia McCloskey, 61, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Mark McCloskey, 63, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. Neither will face jail time. The couple was indicted by a grand jury in October on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering, both felonies, and could have gone to jail if convicted. Special prosecutor Richard Callahan opted to agree to reduced charges. On Thursday, Callahan said in a statement that he considered several factors when deciding how to resolve the case, including “the age and lack of a criminal record for the McCloskey’s, the fact they initially called the police, and the fact that no one was hurt and no shots were fired.” “The protestors on the other hand were a racially mixed and peaceful group, including women and children, who simply made a wrong turn on their way to protest in front of the mayor’s house,” Callahan continued, adding that there was no evidence that any of the protesters were armed. Video and photographs of rifle-wielding Mark McCloskey and pistol-toting Patricia McCloskey in front of their mansion on June 28 captured the attention of the country, including then-President Donald Trump, who spoke out in defense of the couple. Trump and other Republicans considered the McCloskeys law-abiding homeowners defending their property. Others saw the couple as overly aggressive toward protesters who were marching through the gated community to the home of then-Mayor Lyda Krewson amid nationwide protests after a police officer killed George Floyd in Minneapolis....."

Once again, white privilege and racism rears its ugly head as the couple has touted themselves as conservative defenders against “the liberal mob,” earning newfound celebrity status and a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention. In May, Mark McCloskey announced that he was running for U.S. Senate as a Republican, using the images from that tense faceoff with protesters in his campaign ads. In a statement Thursday, Mark McCloskey unapologetically defended his reaction to what he called “an angry mob” that “threatened” his family and home. “The prosecutor dropped all charges against me, except for a claim that I put other people in imminent fear of physical harm,” he said. “That’s exactly what I did, that’s what the guns were for, and any time the mob comes and threatens me, I’ll do the same thing again to protect my family.” St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who charged the couple in July, was removed as the prosecutor by Circuit Judge David Mason after citing the case in campaign fundraising emails. The judge accepted the couple’s pleas Thursday, but he denied their request to donate Mark McCloskey’s rifle to raise funds, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) said he would pardon the couple if they were convicted. Parson has not received any formal request from the McCloskeys or their attorneys since they pleaded guilty, spokeswoman Kelli Jones said Thursday.


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"Rather than a single concept, critical race theory refers to an intellectual movement founded by legal scholars of color in the 1970s and 1980s. It is premised on the belief that race is a social reality, not a biological one, and that racism continues to be a pervasive part of our society despite substantial gains in civil rights over past decades. For critical race theorists, racism is not limited to isolated incidents of individual prejudice. Rather, racism is embedded in the very structure of the United States and its foundational institutions, like the law and the government. Other distinctive features of critical race theory include its recognition of the interconnectedness of various social identities, such as race, gender, sexuality, and class — and its emphasis on the lived experiences of people of color, but the “heart” of critical race theory “is to shed light on the unfair and inequitable ways that racial power has been woven into the fabric of our institutions,” said Kendall Thomas, a professor at Columbia Law School who coedited the book “Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement.”

The intent of the CRT garbage is to start a civil war, and if true, why do so many migrants want to come here?

"There could be $300 billion in annual US spending up for grabs by the Black community because corporate America still isn’t creating enough products that appeal to them. Black Americans are more unhappy with offerings in categories ranging from personal care to financial services and housing than the overall population, according to a report released Thursday by McKinsey and Co. That means Black shoppers are ripe to be poached by other brands and willing to pay as much as 20 percent more for an item that caters to them."

Honestly, I'm $ick of the whining and crying!


I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that women are still second class citizens in need of rescue:

"L Brands proposed a woman-majority board for Victoria’s Secret as a standalone company and said the plan to separate the lingerie company from Bath & Body Works remains on track for August. Donna James, managing director at Lardon & Associates, will be the chair of the stand alone company once Bath & Body Works is separated from the company. Six of seven of the board members are women, part the lingerie chain’s effort to respond to what female customers want out of the brand. Martin Waters, the chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret, was the only man named to the board. The other board members are all independent of the company."

Epstein's buddy owned and operated the thing, and maybe you ladies should look elsewhere for clothing.

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It's a Wa$hington Compo$t eulogy.

She was an inspiration and mentor for women in politics.

She was an investment banker and film producer who worked for decades to help get women elected to office in New Jersey.

I think I will go see a movie today:

"Walt Disney Co. is moving its highly anticipated documentary about the Beatles from theaters to its streaming service, in the latest sign Hollywood is still unsure if consumers are willing to come back to cinemas in large numbers. “The Beatles: Get Back,” a behind-the-scenes peek at the band in its prime, had been scheduled to hit theaters in August. It now will appear as a three-part series on the company’s $8-a-month Disney+ streaming service at no additional charge, the company said Thursday. It was originally scheduled to come out in theaters last year. The picture was created by “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, based on outtakes from an earlier documentary, 1970′s “Let It Be.” Theaters have had a tough time, with the pandemic scaring fans away from indoor, group experiences. Last weekend, “A Quiet Place Part II,” the horror film in its third week, outgrossed the newly released musical “In the Heights,” a sign that older audiences in particular may be reluctant to return."

On second thought, let's cancel the trip to the theater -- and Disney World, too.