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"Dr. McCullough gives us a stark and clear summary: "Remdesivir has two problems. First, it doesn’t work. Second, it is toxic and it kills people." -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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China's censors have been overwhelmed as they try to wipe images of blank sheets of white paper used by protesters in a growing number of demonstrations against President Xi Jinping's zero-Covid policy from the internet.

The country is currently facing its largest anti-government protests since the Tiananmen Square massacre, with protesters in at least seven cities holding up blank sheets of paper to symbolise censorship.

Protesters have taken to the streets of Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Nanjing in an unprecedented wave of dissent to demonstrate against President Xi, his oppressive Covid crackdowns and increasingly authoritarian rule. 

Tags: CHINA, DICTATORSHIP, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
Posted on: Nov 29 08:48

As a tactical concern, the House GOP’s decision to open an investigation into Biden family corruption is questionable. It promises limited political return. It would serve Republicans, and the country, far better if the House focused on a hyper-politicized Justice Department that targets the political opposition, labels concerned parents “domestic terrorists” and ignores violence aimed at pregnancy centers, for starters.

None of that, however, means there isn’t sufficient circumstantial evidence suggesting President Joe Biden not only lied about knowing his son was favor-trading on the family name with corrupt autocracies but that he was a beneficiary of those business dealings. Indeed, precedent says we Republicans have a duty to “democracy” to investigate. Yet Greg Sargent over at The Washington Post warns: “If Republicans can obliterate the distinction between congressional investigations done in good faith and ones that weaponize the process in bad faith, they win.”

You see, only Democrats can launch investigations in “good faith.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 29 08:37

As a tactical concern, the House GOP’s decision to open an investigation into Biden family corruption is questionable. It promises limited political return. It would serve Republicans, and the country, far better if the House focused on a hyper-politicized Justice Department that targets the political opposition, labels concerned parents “domestic terrorists” and ignores violence aimed at pregnancy centers, for starters.

None of that, however, means there isn’t sufficient circumstantial evidence suggesting President Joe Biden not only lied about knowing his son was favor-trading on the family name with corrupt autocracies but that he was a beneficiary of those business dealings. Indeed, precedent says we Republicans have a duty to “democracy” to investigate. Yet Greg Sargent over at The Washington Post warns: “If Republicans can obliterate the distinction between congressional investigations done in good faith and ones that weaponize the process in bad faith, they win.”

You see, only Democrats can launch investigations in “good faith.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 29 08:37

Disney suffered one of its worst theatrical releases ever with its latest animated movie Strange World, which brought in just $18.6 million over the five-day holiday weekend despite being heralded as the first Disney movie to include an openly gay main character.

Strange World had Disney’s second-worst opening weekend ever, behind only the pandemic-era release of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg, Variety reported Sunday. Ultimately, Strange World only garnered about half of its projected long weekend revenue.

The film featured a star-studded cast including voice acting from Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Lucy Liu, and Gabrielle Union, and sported a massive budget between $120 and $130 million, the Daily Mail writes.

Webmaster addition: Get woke, go broke. People watch movies and TV to be ENTERTAINED. They want to see stories about people they can identify with. If the audience cannot identify with the main characters, they won't care what happens to them. They will lose interest and the film or TV show will fail. Hell, I learned that in film school decades ago! How is it Disney forgot such a basic concept? 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Posted on: Nov 29 08:34
23-year-old paramedic Nicholas Theofilis died late Sunday night after he was found in cardiac arrest after crashing the ambulance he was driving into traffic in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Shadyside. Two other vehicles were hit, resulting in multiple injuries. There was no patient aboard the ambulance, however a passenger in front was seriously injured.
By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 29 08:34
Facebook recently confirmed its ties to the US military and military-linked pro-war propaganda pages on its platform.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:33
The Chinese city of Guangzhou is building makeshift hospitals and concentration camps to house 250,000 people amid an alleged uptick in Covid-19 cases across the country.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:33
Joe and Jill Biden are devout, church-gong Catholics who make a point of being seen by the media meeting their weekly obligations for attending mass. Yet the Bidens have a cruel streak in them that manifests itself at Christmastime when children and family become the centerpiece of the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:31

California Governor Gavin Newsom says he won't challenge Biden for a potential 2024 re-election bid.

This is after much speculation that the California governor might go for it.

Speaking with Politico, Newsom sought to throw a cold blanket on the idea that he might run in 2024. He stated that there is irritation within the White House about the speculation that Newsom could try to take the nomination in 2024. Plenty of speculation had been building that he was someone who might step up and take on the role of Democrat torchbearer for his party, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 29 08:29
Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 29 08:28

More photographs from an axed Balenciaga campaign are being questioned today over the prominence of a book which celebrates a Belgian artist whose work includes depictions of castrated toddlers. 

Two photos from the brand's now canceled Spring '23 ad campaign feature French actress Isabelle Huppert posing in a Manhattan office with a stack of books behind her. 

Among the books is one that celebrates the Belgian painter Michael Borremans. Borremans' work is varied but frequently features children. His 2017/2018 series, Fire from the Sun, shows a group of toddlers, some of them with blood staining their skin, in sinister composition. 

Webmaster addition: Who would buy such a book? How did it get published in the first place?!?

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:26
The World Cup in Qatar has banned English soccer fans from dressing up as medieval crusaders after people began doing it to troll.
By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 29 08:26
New Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that Apple has threatened to block Twitter from the Apple app store, but has not given a reason. The news comes after a concerted campaign by anti-free speech progressive activists lobbying to force Google and Apple to block Twitter from their app stores in an effort to destroy the site after Musk rolled back progressive censorship.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:25

A possibility for US-based Boeing Corporation to supply new high-precision small-diameter ground-launched bombs (GLSDB) to Ukraine may lead to serious consequences, military analyst, reserve colonel Alexander Zhilin believes.

"They consider making those bombs to be able to subsequently send them to Ukraine. for Russia, there is nothing critical here as they are not going to supply those bombs any time soon. Yet, this is a far-reaching trend. So far, Ukraine has been able to strike border areas only. It's not only about artillery here. I hope they will not cross the line behind which terrorist attacks may start," the analyst told lenta.ru news publication.

"Ukraine already has high-precision weapons, such as HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and other complexes. As for ammunition, there is one sign here. If the ammo that they use doubles or triples the amount that military logic requires, then it means that they have more than enough of that ammo. I can see that they have been using a lot of munitions lately, they do not spare them," Alexander Zhilin also said.

 

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:24

The United Nations Security Council has brushed aside Russian accusations regarding the biological military program that the United States allegedly pursued abroad and in particular in Ukraine. However, Russia still considers that the arguments advanced by Washington, and accepted by London and Paris, are not at all satisfactory. Moscow has, therefore, decided to call as witnesses the signatories of the Biological Weapons Convention who are holding the Ninth Review Conference in Geneva from 28 November to 16 December 2022.

In anticipation of this summit, Russia has just published 80 new documents, stemming from various sources.

During the Conference, Russia will push for the adoption of a legally binding protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention to include a list of pathogenic microorganisms, toxins and special equipment; take into account modern scientific and technological progress in the field of biology; and provide an effective verification mechanism.

In addition, it will propose to complement the confidence-building measures with information on biosafety research and development outside the national territory, as well as information on animal vaccine production facilities.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WMD
Posted on: Nov 29 08:18

US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will discuss Ukraine, China, Iran and the Sahel during the upcoming meeting in Washington, D.C., on December 1, a high-ranking US administration representative said Monday.

The official called the visit an opportunity for the two presidents to coordinate their actions on the most pressing global issues. The official said they expect Ukraine to become the core topic of the negotiations - just like during the numerous previous discussions this year. The two leaders are also expected to discuss challenges from China, Iran and in the Middle East, as well as economic and energy cooperation between the two countries, the official said, adding that Biden also intends to discuss the situation in the Sahel region with Macron.

Tags: CHINA, FRANCE, IRAN, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 29 08:17

 Over 700 Ukrainian commandos are presently stationed in the Kiev-controlled part of the Zaporozhye Region, Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the We Are Together with Russia movement, said in a live broadcast on the Soloviev Live TV Channel on Monday.

"Over 700 militants from the Ukrainian special operations forces are deployed in the Zaporozhye Region on the territory controlled by the [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky regime. These are 700 plus men trained to cross the Dnieper, land an assault force and seize large industrial facilities," he said.

However, Russia’s strikes "persistently crippling depots of ammunition loads, ammunition rounds, military equipment and so on" disrupt these plans by the Ukrainian military, the regional official said.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:16

An altercation has taken place between Polish "Mercenaries" fighting FOR Ukraine, and Ukrainian Army officers commanding them. The Polish Mercs and a grouping of about ten thousand Romanian "Mercenaries" also fighting for Ukraine, were allegedly ordered by Ukrainian Army officers to attack Russian positions around Bakhmut.  Fierce fighting has been going on there for weeks and Ukraine is losing.

The Polish "Mercs" told the Ukrainian Army Officers it would be suicide for them and the Romanians to go attack, everyone else who has done so has been slaughtered by the fortified Russian positions. 

The Ukrainians then allegedly told the Polish either attack or WE will kill you for Mutinyat which point the Polish drew their weapons and KILLED the Ukrainian commanders.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:16

Meetings of the bilateral advisory commissions on the Strategic Offensive Arms Treaty between Russia and the US, scheduled for November 29 trough December 6 in Cairo, have been cancelled.

No word yet on who cancelled the talks, or why.  

Just formal acknowledgement the talks will not take place.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
Posted on: Nov 29 08:15

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the US-led military bloc will increase its presence in the region between the Baltic and Black Seas, announcing the move ahead of a two-day summit where the alliance is expected to renew a pledge to defend Ukraine indefinitely. 

Addressing reporters at a Monday a press conference alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Stoltenberg said NATO will deploy several new battlegroups in Eastern Europe, noting that such units have already been established in countries between the Baltic and Black Seas. 

Stoltenberg went on to claim that additional military expenditures are necessary to defend member states from Russia, warning that Europe is facing its “greatest security crisis in a generation.” 

“We need to be prepared for more attacks. That’s the reason why NATO allies have stepped up their support to Ukraine,” including with “additional air defence systems,” training and ammunition, he said.

Webmaster addition: Here's your rifle, Jens!

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:14
People in China are protesting across the country. What started as a fire in one building has led to a fire of protests.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:12

EU diplomats failed on Monday to agree on a set price cap for Russian oil as a December 5 deadline for the policy is approaching, Reuters reported.

The main hindrance to reaching a deal was Poland, which is demanding a much lower price cap than what the G7 has requested. The EU was asked to put the price cap between $65 to $70 per barrel, but Poland wants it slashed down to $30, a similar figure to what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would like to see.

“The Poles are completely uncompromising on the price, without suggesting an acceptable alternative,” an EU diplomat told Reuters. “Clearly there is growing annoyance with the Polish position.”

The idea of the price cap, which has been pushed by US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, is to keep Russian oil on the market to limit an increase in global prices while keeping Moscow’s profits down. December 5 is when the EU’s oil embargo on Russia begins, although there are exemptions for land-locked countries, including Hungary.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 29 08:11
Former President Donald Trump has called for Kari Lake to be “installed governor of Arizona.”
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Posted on: Nov 29 08:11

Palestinian doctor with Israeli citizenship was fired from his job after he gave sweets to a wounded Palestinian boy in police custody.

The doctor's family told Middle East Eye that the Israeli Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem dismissed Ahmad Mahajna on Sunday, following a weeks-long probe. 

The Tel Aviv-based Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said the termination was the result of "racist, nationalist, and populist witch hunt".

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Posted on: Nov 29 08:11
The White House is attacking Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for supporting the Second Amendment.
By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 29 08:11

Schiff’s latest delusional blabbering — on CNN, of course — was in response to GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy‘s confirmation, during a November 20 segment with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, that if he becomes Speaker of the 118th Congress on January 3, he will remove Schiff, Ilhan Omar, and Eric Swalwell from the respective committee seats:

So let it be said, so let it be done.

Let’s pass on the Mensa twins, Omar and Swalwell, for now, but the above confirmation from Kevin McCarthy did not sit well at all with Schiff for brains Mr. Schiff.

So what did Schiffty do? What he always does. He not only lied his rear end off, he concocted a ridiculous excuse, hoping enough people would buy his nonsense.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 29 08:10
The Chinese people have had enough of the brutal “zero-Covid” policies of the authoritarian CCP controlled country.
By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 29 08:10
The Washington Post recently wrote a lengthy piece about “Downstate” a play about pedophiles.
By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 29 08:09
The Biden economy keeps getting worse. But the Dems know that if they can’t ever lose an election they can do whatever they want to destroy the United States of America.
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Posted on: Nov 29 08:09