Thought for the day

"The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" -- George Orwell, 1984

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Many people are skipping Thanksgiving dinner because they simply can't afford it. We have disturbing new economic numbers out today show how we may be facing the worst economic crisis since the great recession couple of key data points that we want to talk about. Consumer spending is down, consumer savings is down and consumer credit is up, up, up!

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Posted on: Nov 22 09:41
What really can we trust of this story coming out on FTX from the Mainstream Media?
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 22 09:41
Holding the World Cup in the predominately Muslim country of Qatar has resulted in cultural conflicts and threats of violence.
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Posted on: Nov 22 09:40

US inspectors don't know where 90 percent of the weapons handed over to Ukraine are

Ukraine, as a project of the Biden family, seems to be shaping US political life more and more. They only talk about Ukraine. The New York Times acknowledges the reality: “Ukraine's monthly budget deficit is $5 billion and the government has been forced to turn to the West and the International Monetary Fund for emergency assistance. Prime Minister Denis Shmygal recently stated that Ukraine will need $42 billion in aid in 2023 given the expected revenue-spending gap. President Zelensky added another 17 billion to rebuild damaged or destroyed power plants and homes.”

Under these circumstances, Europe has slowed down financial aid to Ukraine. The US Republicans do not want the US to take care of Ukraine alone and certainly not in such an uncontrolled manner: “President Joe Biden has asked Congress for more than $37 billion in emergency aid for Ukraine. According to previous reports, Congress was working on a $50 billion stimulus package for the remaining two years of the "lame duck" presidency ahead of the next presidential election. Congress has already allocated approximately $66 billion for military, economic and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. The Conservative coalition says the $50 billion in aid to Ukraine totals a staggering $116 billion.”

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Tags: ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 22 09:40
Trump-Endorsed Kari Lake has insisted that she “will become Governor” now that the Arizona Attorney General’s office demanded answers from Maricopa County regarding voter suppression that occurred on election day.
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Posted on: Nov 22 09:39
Reps. Ilhan Omar and Eric Swalwell have responded to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s vow to block them from committees in the next Congress.
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Posted on: Nov 22 09:39

Sam is a member of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. They are among several tribes with a deep connection to salmon in the Columbia River Basin, a region that drains parts of the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, southward through seven U.S. states into the West’s largest river.

It’s also a region contaminated by more than a century of industrial and agricultural pollution, leaving Sam and others to weigh unknown health risks against sacred practices.

“We just know that if we overconsume a certain amount of it that it might have possible risks,” Sam said as she gutted salmon in the bustling kitchen. “It’s our food. We don’t see it any other way.”

But while tribes have pushed the government to pay closer attention to contamination, that hasn’t happened. Regulators have done so little testing for toxic chemicals in fish that even public health and environmental agencies admit they don’t have enough information to prioritize cleanup efforts or to fully inform the public about human health risks.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 22 09:38

Most people are bewildered by what is a global energy crisis, with prices for oil, gas and coal simultaneously soaring and even forcing closure of major industrial plants such as chemicals or aluminum or steel. The Biden Administration and EU have insisted that all is because of Putin and Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. This is not the case. The energy crisis is a long-planned strategy of western corporate and political circles to dismantle industrial economies in the name of a dystopian Green Agenda that has its roots in the period years well before February 2022, when Russia launched its military action in Ukraine.

Blackrock pushes ESG

In January, 2020  on the eve of the economically and socially devastating covid lockdowns, the CEO of the world’s largest investment fund, Larry Fink of Blackrock, issued a letter to Wall Street colleagues and corporate CEOs on the future of investment flows. In the document, modestly titled “A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance”, Fink, who manages the world’s largest investment fund with some $7 trillion then under management, announced a radical departure for corporate investment. Money would “go green.” In his closely-followed 2020 letter Fink declared,

“In the near future – and sooner than most anticipate – there will be a significant re-allocation of capital…Climate risk is investment risk.” Further he stated, “Every government, company, and shareholder must confront climate change.” [i]

In a separate letter to Blackrock investor clients, Fink delivered the new agenda for capital investing. He declared that Blackrock will exit certain high-carbon investments such as coal, the largest source of electricity for the USA and many other countries. He added that Blackrock would screen new investment in oil, gas and coal to determine their adherence to the UN Agenda 2030 “sustainability.”

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 22 09:34
On Saturday night five people were killed and more than 20 were injured at a gay club in Colorado Springs when a 22-year-old man opened fire in the club.
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Posted on: Nov 22 09:33

The Ukrainian media shared another video showing the atrocities of the Ukrainian Nazis. Laughing Ukrainian militants put a wrapped man in a coffin, claiming that he was a captured Russian serviceman.

Judging by the video, the man is most likely a civilian. The reason why he was captured remains undisclosed. Ukrainian militants are constantly hunting for alleged Russian collaborators in the war-torn regions, as well as far from the front lines. The man could have been punished by the Nazis for his pro-Russian opinion or any other actions that the militants did not like.

Civilians in different regions of Ukraine continue to suffer from all kinds of atrocities of the Kiev regime, up to mass killings.

The video did not show what the Nazis did to the victim. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be surprising if the man was buried alive. Ukrainian servicemen do not comply with any laws and deliberately kill Russian prisoners of war, as well as civilians without any trial.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES
Posted on: Nov 22 09:32
Radical America-hating, whitey-hating radical Nikole Hannah-Jones, the author of the fictitious 1619 Project, sicced a Twitter mob on an Asian woman who complained about the surging violence in the New York City subway system.
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Posted on: Nov 22 09:32

A top Canadian bank has donated $500,000 to a program that performs irreversible so-called “gender change” procedures on minors.

A May 2022 newsletter from TD Bank goes over the funding given to support “gender transitions” through the McMaster Pediatric Gender Diversity Program, which is run in conjunction with McMaster Children’s Hospital located in Hamilton, Ontario.  

The support by TD to the McMaster Pediatric Gender Diversity Program was quietly announced. The money was paid through Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations.   

The bank says its funding will allow up to 30 extra kids under 18 to undergo “gender affirmation” services per year. The program overall deals with 60 to 70 youths per year.  

“The Pediatric Gender Diversity Program aims to provide medical and mental health services to trans and gender diverse youth as part of a comprehensive program that includes adolescent medicine, psychology, psychiatry, endocrinology, speech-language pathology, and social work,” says TD Bank.  

Tags: CANADA, CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 22 09:31
On Friday, Elon Musk officially announced Info Wars host Alex Jones will not be allowed back on Twitter.
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Posted on: Nov 22 09:31

This whistleblower was involved with Hunter Biden in joint ventures that conducted energy deals, invested in tech companies, and launched online gambling platforms with an offshoot called Ocho Global. The source was shocked to hear then-VP Biden and then-Senate majority leader Harry Reid on a conference call discussing licenses needed to roll out Ocho Global in Latin America.

Joe was eager to know how much and when the business would pay out, and Harry wanted to ensure that the Peruvian government was taken care of. According to the whistleblower, Biden asked about all the operation details. Was this alleged online gaming platform a way for the Biden mafia to launder money?

The whistleblower hesitated to come forward years ago. They were aware of the corruption within the FBI because they said the FBI seems to operate as Biden’s personal security service. The source has that right. The FBI’s role is to suppress and cover up anything related to Hunter’s business deals, the president’s involvement with those deals, and to go after anyone against Biden’s agenda. The FBI is at the disposal of the Biden mafia.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 22 09:31
In a shocking turn of events, Disney company reinstated Bob Iger as CEO on Sunday night after less than a year in retirement, replacing Bob Chapek.
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Posted on: Nov 22 09:30
Delusional neoconservative weirdo Nikki Haley has once again heavily implied that she plans to run against former President Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican nomination.
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Posted on: Nov 22 09:29

Volodymyr Zelensky has become something of a western folk hero in these last 8 months. Lionized by both the neoconservative right and much of the left, an eclectic chorus of western voices have heaped praise on the Ukrainian President:

“Zelensky defines courage in our time” - Karl Rove in The Wall Street Journal

“Volodymyr Zelenskyy embodies resilience” - Marguerite Ward in Business Insider

“The Ukrainian leader’s refusal to back down is as inspiring as it is illuminating” - Tom McTague in The Atlantic.

It is easy to cheer on the “good guys” during a war and difficult to pierce the populist fervor with reasoned criticisms. Immoral behavior is only lightly scrutinized, if at all, as the urgency of “winning” takes precedence. 

While it is not unreasonable to dismiss martial law and the disintegration of rival political parties as wartime necessities, wielding state power to squelch dissent is nothing new to the Zelensky regime.

Long before Russia’s invasion, many international human rights groups flagged abuses on the freedoms of speech, press, and association in Ukraine that were often pursued principally by President Zelensky. 

As we continue to fund, arm, and cheer for this modern-day Churchill and bear the associated risks, it is important to understand who we are fighting for. 

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 22 09:29
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan trashed Trump during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” with host Jonathan Karl.
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Posted on: Nov 22 09:28

Five days after the Associated Press cited an anonymous 'senior US intelligence official' in a story that claimed a Russian missile killed two Polish civilians, one of the two reporters behind the story was fired.

James LaPorta (Twitter)

Reporters James LaPorta (fired) and John Leichester (not fired) share the byline on the now-retracted report, which sparked an entire news cycle that included talk of invoking 'Article 5- the mutual defense agreement between NATO members - and which would have obligated other members to engage in collective defense, aka WWIII.

As the day went on, President Biden popped out of a NATO / G7 briefing, and mumbled that "it's unlikely" the projectile was fired from Russia. NATO then chimed in, saying it was more likely that the missile was fired by Ukrainian forces in self-defense (or was it?).

AP later retracted the story, and issued the following correction which pinned blame on the anonymous intelligence official;

In earlier versions of a story published November 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 22 09:28

Following Elon Musk’s decision to reinstate President Trump to Twitter, The Mayor Of London Sadiq Khan declared that it is time for “new regulations” to police online speech.

Khan, who seems to spend more time worrying about American politics than the safety of people living in London, issued a diatribe reacting to Musk turning Trump’s Twitter account back on.

He labeled Trump “a dangerous far right politician who has a history of inciting violence,” and proclaimed that “he must not be allowed to use social media,” before calling for more general regulation of “online speech.”

In the same sentence, Khan declared that “freedom of speech is vital, but it must be balanced.”

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Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, DICTATORSHIP, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
Posted on: Nov 22 09:26

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a Monday statement that the power situation in Ukraine is so dire that it will potentially be "life-threatening" for millions of Ukrainians due to the recent devastating series of Russian air attacks on the national energy grid.

"Put simply – this winter will be about survival," Hans Kluge, regional director for Europe at the United Nations’ health body, said from the Ukrainian capital. "This winter will be life-threatening for millions of people in Ukraine," he added. 

The attacks, the last major wave of which came this past Tuesday and continued intermittently into the weekend, are "already having knock-out effects on the health system and on the people’s health," Kluge described. 

Tags: ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 22 09:26

NATO countries and other global allies are now looking to shore up tiny Moldova's resources amid renewed fears of future Russian aggression and energy supply cuts against it

Around 45 countries and international institutions have met in Paris to discuss assistance to the 'NATO-friendly' country, which is neither an EU nor a NATO member. The countries reportedly pledged millions of Euros in new aid to Moldova amid fears of destabilization due to the war in neighboring Ukraine. 

Macron visited his Moldovan counterpart Maia Sandu, EPA/EFE

Moldova's breakaway region of Transnistria is also seen as a potential flashpoint, and early in the invasion of Ukraine there was constant speculation that the Kremlin was eyeing an incursion into Moldova next. Currently Russia has what it calls "peacekeeping" troops in contested Transnistria. 

A French diplomat told reporters following the Paris meeting of donor countries, "Moldova is directly impacted because it’s dependent on Russian energy supplies and is a country which has a part of its territory controlled by Russian soldiers so it’s especially vulnerable."

Additionally Al Jazeera noted that the country is "facing more difficulties with winter arriving and Moscow cutting natural gas supplies by about 40 percent, hurting its ability to supply enough electricity to its population."

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE
Posted on: Nov 22 09:25

Dr. Thomas Binder is a Swiss cardiologist with over 34 years of experience in treating respiratory infections. He received a doctorate in immunology and virology, specializing in internal medicine and cardiology, from the University of Zurich. Binder is an intelligent man who was deemed insane by the Swiss government for speaking out against COVID regulations.

Dr. Binder has been an outspoken critic of COVID restrictions since the beginning of the pandemic. On April 9, 2020, the cardiologist criticized the government’s response to COVID and provided his own analysis of the virus. He posted his thoughts on his private website, and the post received over 20,000 views.

Three days later, a day before Easter, 60 armed police officers and 20 members of the Kantonspolizei Aargau’s anti-terrorism unit forcibly removed Dr. Binder from his home. Authorities searched through the doctor’s online activity and could not find anything to use against him. However, an emergency room doctor who was working with the authorities arrived and diagnosed Dr. Binder with “corona insanity.” He was locked away in a mental asylum for questioning the COVID narrative.

Yet, he refuses to be silenced. He is now a member of the Doctors for COVID Ethics and the German Physicians and Scientists for Health, Freedom, and Democracy. I applaud him for still speaking against coronavirus mandates despite the government’s pitiful attempt to silence him.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 22 09:23

A report by Breitbart states House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will keep his ‘promise’ to bar certain representatives from participating in key committees.

Republican Kevin McCarthy of California stated on FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures” this past week that he would keep his promise and bar certain representatives from committee assignments. He said Democrat Representatives Adam Schiff of California, Eric Swalwell also of California, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota would be removed from committees if elected to serve as Speaker of the House.

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Posted on: Nov 22 09:04

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its annual Hot Wheels report which details the most stolen vehicle models in the United States.

Notably, as Statista's Martin Armstrong points out, while technology has reduced car theft over the past decades, it is experiencing something of a resurgence, primarily due to complacency from drivers.

Thousands of cars are stolen across the U.S. every year because owners leave their keys or fobs inside their vehicles, inviting theft.

In 2021, like in previous years, Honda has the undesirable reputation as the most-targeted car manufacturer. Interestingly, the Hondas most commonly stolen are far older than a lot of the other automobiles on this list. A 1997 Accord, for example, is the most commonly taken of that model, while the 2000 vintages of the Civic and the CR-V are seemingly the most vulnerable.

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 22 08:58

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has been available for less than three weeks, but it is already making waves. Breaking records, within ten days, the first-person military shooter video game earned more than $1 billion in revenue. Yet it has also been shrouded in controversy, not least because missions include assassinating an Iranian general clearly based on Qassem Soleimani, a statesman and military leader slain by the Trump administration in 2020, and a level where players must shoot “drug traffickers” attempting to cross the U.S./Mexico border.

The Call of Duty franchise is an entertainment juggernaut, having sold close to half a billion games since it was launched in 2003. Its publisher, Activision Blizzard, is a giant in the industry, behind titles games as the Guitar HeroWarcraftStarcraftTony Hawk’s Pro SkaterCrash Bandicoot and Candy Crush Saga series.

Yet a closer inspection of Activision Blizzard’s key staff and their connections to state power, as well as details gleaned from documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that Call of Duty is not a neutral first-person shooter, but a carefully constructed piece of military propaganda, designed to advance the interests of the U.S. national security state.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 22 08:57