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Posted on: Feb 04, 2023
"Gold is a pretty metal, soft and easy to work with for artists and with some interesting electrical properties, but otherwise rather useless other than as a symbol of wealth and power. If an alien race wanted to conquer the Earth (although one has to wonder what there could possibly be here on Earth worth the trouble) all they would have to do is start handing out 500 pounds of gold to every living human being and the financial/political foundations of our civilization would crumble overnight. I am not convinced that would be a bad thing in the long term" -- Michael Rivero
New York City is now reeling from the final effects of Ophelia and Washington, DC, officials are also anticipating floods as they laid sandbags in flood-prone areas on Sunday.
NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said: 'While the warmer summer days are behind us, New Yorkers should take precautions regarding the forecast for high winds and rain during our first fall weekend,' he said.
'This weekend’s weather is also a reminder that we are still in the middle of Atlantic Hurricane season and it is a great time to review your preparedness plan for your home or business, especially if you live in flood-prone areas.'
The nation of Kazakhstan, one of Russia’s southern neighbors, has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme in rolling out a new digital ID that offers social welfare programs called the “Digital Family Card.”
What’s this got to do with me, you ask?
This is but one example of how the digital ID will come at you.
I’ve said in the past that the digital ID will come in many tantalizing forms tailored to different types of people in the social strata. The one in Kazakhstan is meant to appeal to the poor. The end result will be a massive government spy network able to penetrate down to the household level of each family that signs up for it.
New York City is paying $385 a night per migrant family while some of them are making $3,000 a month working illegally as delivery drivers.
Migrants are costing the city $10 million each day, according to Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, the Daily Mail reported. Migrants staying at the Roosevelt are being fed and their rooms are being cleaned. With all of their expenses met, some migrants and asylum seekers have taken up part-time work as delivery drivers for Uber, which is illegal for them to do.
A 24-year-old Venezuelan man has made $1,500 every two weeks just from delivering food.
The Daily Mail reports that the migrants do not have driver’s licenses, and many of them are driving scooters without license plates.
If you look around America today, we suffer 50,000,000 (million) foreign-born immigrants with incompatible world views, political religions like Islam, incompatible cultures and hundreds of different languages. They lack any affinity or commitment to America. Millions of them subsist on welfare.
Not mentioned by the mainstream media, we still house their purported 12,000,000 illegal aliens…a number they have continued to use for three decades…but now, Joe Biden has added another 8,000,000 illegal aliens in the past 30 months. (Source: U.S. Border Patrol) That’s 20,000,000 (million) people breaking into our country, breaking our laws, landing anchor babies, stealing jobs from our citizens, depressing wages, making us pay for their children’s education, food, housing and medical care, and much worse.
This summer, in my travels across America, I saw 125,000 Somalis in Minneapolis that live on welfare. They stole $200,000,000.00 in EBT card scams. They have NO affinity to American history or our flag. They wrecked Minneapolis’ school systems. They deal in drugs rather than study math, science or history. Same with Detroit’s Muslims, Lewiston, Maine, Miami, Florida, et al. They commit hundreds of thousands of female genital mutilations, hundreds if not thousands of honor killings, four wives per man, Halal food that is inhumanity to animals, and terrorists grow among them and their mosques.
As to corruption, just look at Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Senator Menendez of NJ, Nancy Pelosi of California, Maxine Waters, Ilhan Omar of MN, Rashida Talaib of Detroit, John Fetterman of PA, Diane Feinstein of California and dozens more in Congress. All of them corrupt; none of them in jail.
As to famine, we’ve got 1 out of 6 children in the USA that are food insecure. We’ve got millions living on EBT cards. We’ve got millions living on handouts from food banks. We’ve got 13 million children below the poverty line.
The global food crisis is a result of unilateral sanctions, not of a systemic error, Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergey Aleynik told the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.
"Sanctions <…> reduce opportunities for exporting food and fertilizers to developing nations who need them most. Therefore, the global food crisis is man-made, not systemic, and, as such, it can be easily resolved through the removal of illegitimate barriers," he said.
"The world has enough food to feed everyone. At the same time, millions of people on the planet are starving. This discrepancy is a result of illegitimate unilateral sanctions, imposed by Western countries in breach of the UN Charter against countries not desirable to them or in order to obtain any competitive economic advantage," Aleynik added.
In the autumn issue of the U.S. Army War College's "Parameters," a quarterly published refereed forum that furthers the professional development of senior military officers on national security affairs, a call to action on a possible war with Russia that will kill about 50,000 Americans was presented. It pointed out that the massive loss of service members will also trigger conscription to fill the ranks.
The war college is a U.S. Army educational institution in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on the 500-acre campus of the historic Carlisle Barracks, which provides graduate-level instruction to tenured military officers and civilians to prepare them for leadership assignments and responsibilities.
According to the 13-page write-up, the U.S. Army faced a strategic inflection point after a failed counterinsurgency effort in Vietnam 50 years ago. In response to lessons learned from the Yom Kippur War, the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) was created to reorient thinking and doctrine around the conventional Soviet threat.
Russia’s playgrounds are becoming parade grounds. At schools from the Pacific to the Black Sea, children in nursery grade don uniforms and take part in marching practice. Older kids are being taught how to dig trenches, throw grenades and shoot with real ammunition.
In schools across the country, service in the armed forces is being glorified, “voluntary companies” of teenagers are being formed and the national curriculum is being changed to emphasize defense of the motherland.
In short, Russia’s children are being prepared for war.
Webmaster addition: US kids know the correct gender pronouns!
The failure of Ukraine’s much-hyped counteroffensive – which began in June of this year and has stuttered for over three months – has by now become a universally recognized fact. It has been acknowledged not only by Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, but also by Western media and experts. However, the summer campaign has made the world reconsider not only the capabilities of Kiev's armed forces, but also the power of the country's main sponsor – the United States, when it comes to waging a large-scale war with a modern enemy.
Unexpected news? Not really. Various analytical reports have repeatedly stated that the US, despite a mind boggling annual financial outlay, may have trouble confronting a major power. A number of American experts, whose opinions will be mentioned below, have warned that Washington’s superiority in terms of precision weapons, intelligence, and targeting may not be enough, when facing a really large enemy – as opposed to a third world country or an insurgent formation.
Nevertheless, for a long time these warnings were ignored. Washington overestimated its own capabilities and underestimated those of the enemy (in this case, Russia) and as a result, its assistance to Ukraine turned out to be insufficient. Meanwhile, the US and its NATO allies are not ready to provide more aid, since this would greatly weaken their own military power. So how did Washington's military machine get into this situation?
Ukrainian officials are resisting calls from Kiev's Western backers to hold parliamentary and presidential elections, even as martial law prohibits such processes, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
Several Western politicians, including Tiny Kox, head of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, and Democratic US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Elizabeth Warren, have urged Kiev to hold elections, the report says. Their efforts were also supported by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who described a ballot in Ukraine not only as “an act of defiance against the Russian invasion, but an embrace of democracy and freedom.”
However, according to officials in Ukraine and experts interviewed by the Post, holding elections in a country embroiled in a major conflict “is virtually impossible and also ill-advised.” The conundrum stems from the Russian military presence in regions that Ukraine claims as its own, as well as from the fact that millions have fled the country and tens of thousands of soldiers are deployed.
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has alleged that unnamed figures in Washington obstructed his attempts to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I tried to interview Vladimir Putin, and the US government stopped me,” Carlson claimed in an interview with Swiss publication Die Weltwoche published on Thursday. He also explained that he felt let down by the lack of support for his situation that he says he received from US news media.
He said: “I don’t think there was anybody who said ‘wait a second. I may not like this guy but he has a right to interview anyone he wants, and we have a right to hear what Putin says’.” The 54-year-old added: “You’re not allowed to hear Putin’s voice. Because why? There was no vote on it. No one asked me.”
The often-controversial media personality didn’t elaborate on the circumstances under which he says there was government intrusion into his plans to interview Putin but it appeared to suggest that it was the current Biden administration which was behind the meddling. Carlson also didn’t mention when the interview with the Russian leader was supposed to take place.
Austrian economist and social media personality Gunther Fehlinger has called on NATO forces to “bomb Belgrade now,” after Kosovo security agents engaged in a deadly shootout with unidentified assailants near its border with Serbia.
Kosovo police said on Sunday that they’d killed three men and arrested six others during a gunfight at a monastery in the village of Banjska. The gunmen arrived in the village in the early hours of the morning, the police said, and blockaded a bridge with unmarked trucks, before shooting at least two officers, one of whom died of his wounds.
Fehlinger, who describes himself on social media as “Founder [of the] European Committee for NATO Enlargement for Kosovo, Ukraine, Armenia, Austria, [and] Moldova” accused Belgrade and Moscow of orchestrating the incident.
A sleepy town in southern Spain is in shock after it emerged that AI-generated naked images of young local girls had been circulating on social media without their knowledge.
The pictures were created using photos of the targeted girls fully clothed, many of them taken from their own social media accounts.
These were then processed by an application that generates an imagined image of the person without clothes on.
So far more than 20 girls, aged between 11 and 17, have come forward as victims of the app's use in or near Almendralejo, in the south-western province of Badajoz.
"One day my daughter came out of school and she said 'Mum there are photos circulating of me topless'," says María Blanco Rayo, the mother of a 14-year-old.
"I asked her if she had taken any photos of herself nude, and she said, 'No, Mum, these are fake photos of girls that are being created a lot right now and there are other girls in my class that this has happened to as well.'"
She says the parents of 28 girls affected have formed a support group in the town.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blamed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for a sudden increase of illegal immigrants entering the U.S., claiming that his sanctions against the socialist dictatorship in Venezuela caused the surge.
Chicago’s Democratic mayor has announced a partnership with a far-left non-profit to advance his proposal of a government-owned grocery store, which he argues is needed for the sake of “racial justice.”
The defenders of open US borders like to sell the happy, optimistic narrative that asylum seekers are primarily innocent people looking to build a better life in the United States. The raw data, however, points to a much more complicated story.
It’s the rarest occurrence of all when politicians admit that they were wrong, but that’s what is (almost) happening in Democrat-ruled cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, which are being forced to absorb a continuous influx of migrants, together with a large slab of humble pie.
“Let me tell you something New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to — I don’t see an ending to this,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams told a hushed audience in Manhattan as he called for federal assistance just days before the anniversary of 9/11. “This issue will destroy New York City.”
“We are past our breaking point,” Adams continued with his apocalyptic plot. “New Yorkers’ compassion may be limitless, but our resources are not.”
Back on the campaign trail in 2021, Adams' campaign posted on what was then Twitter: "We should protect our immigrants. Period. Yes, New York City will remain a sanctuary city under an Adams administration."
Washington is looking to set up a military base in the Guayana Esequiba area, which is contested by Venezuela and Guyana, the former's foreign minister has claimed.
In a speech to the UN General Assembly on Saturday, Yvan Gil said the US considers itself “the sovereign” of Latin America, and is now intervening in the more than 200-year-old territorial dispute between Caracas and Georgetown.
“The US government seeks to appropriate our oil resources by using the company Exxon Mobil, which has incorporated the government of Guyana into its ranks,” he said.
Guayana Esequiba is rich in oil and gas, especially in offshore areas. In recent years, exploration in the disputed territory has been dominated by an Exxon-led consortium, which has received a drilling license from Georgetown. Last week, Guyana held another offshore oil bidding round, receiving applications from Exxon Mobil, TotalEnergies and other firms.
A NATO peacekeeping force deployed in Kosovo turned a blind eye to a police crackdown on local Serbs, President Aleksandar Vucic said in the wake of a deadly skirmish in the breakaway region early Sunday.
Speaking at a press conference later the same day, the Serbian leader addressed the chaos that erupted in the village of Banjska located in the northern part of Kosovo. According to Vucic, a group of Serbs erected a barricade in the settlement, with ensuing clashes with Kosovo police resulting in the death of one officer.
As the skirmish unfolded, a total of three local Serbs were killed and two others wounded, with another person feared dead, he said.
However, the Kosovo authorities claimed that around 30 heavily armed gunmen ambushed the local police, later fleeing to a nearby monastery. After a shootout that lasted for several hours, law enforcement managed to clear the church. It confirmed the death of three Serbs, adding that five others had been arrested.
A recent change in Ukrainian conscription rules has obliged female medics and pharmacists to show up to the nearest draft office to update their personal data for possible enlistment. There was reportedly a wave of resignations from drug stores ahead of the decree going into force.
“Owners of pharmacies are in a panic. People are resigning and moving to Europe before they could be stopped at the border,” Elena Prudnikova, the head of a Ukrainian pharmaceutical business association, told online news outlet Strana.ua last Friday.
“Who knows who would work, considering that the industry is already in a serious crisis,” she added.
Ukrainian law offers women of certain professions aged 18 to 60 the option to register with conscription authorities so that they can be drafted as needed.
The launches took place as part of the Finval-2023 naval drills that were held to train the military to protect communications across the Northern Sea Route.
For the first time in its modern history, Russia has conducted military exercises involving the simultaneous firing of sea-, air-, coast-, and submarine-launched missiles.
“For the first time in [Russia’s] modern history, we carried out missile firings across four environments at once: from air, sea, shore, and below the water surface," representatives of the Pacific Fleet Information Support Department said upon the completion of the drills.
Russia is testing its cutting-edge laser weapons in Ukraine. What is known about these arms based on new physical principles?
While addressing the Eastern Economic Forum earlier this month Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia is working on "weapons based on new physical principles" that "will ensure the security of any country in the near historical perspective."
Even though the Russian president did not elaborate what models of innovative arms he meant, Russian military observers suggested Putin's remark is more likely a reference to lasers and other high-energy, physics-based weapons.
Indeed, on March 1, 2018, Putin mentioned Russia's laser weapon for air defense and anti-satellite warfare, the Peresvet, during his address to the Federal Assembly. The Peresvet, named after a medieval Orthodox warrior monk Alexander Peresvet, entered experimental combat duty in the Russian Armed Forces in December 2018. By February 2019, the Russian president announced the laser installations had confirmed their unique characteristics along with the Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.
Former President Donald Trump called on all Senate Democrats to resign following the federal indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) last week, claiming that they all knew about the alleged bribes he took.
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), whose district is on the U.S.-Mexico border, said in an interview over the weekend that the U.S. must put “repercussions” in place to disincentivize illegal aliens from entering the U.S.
President Joe Biden’s migrant inflow in August broke several records, including record inflows of all migrants, Mexicans, and non-working dependents.
The inflow is likely to break more records during September because Democrats and their business allies are inviting a vast number of migrants to take wages, housing, school slots, and government aid that would otherwise go to Americans — including millions of sick, alienated, or old Americans who have been discarded by employers and government officials.
The poverty-expanding migrant inflow is not caused by foreign disasters and poverty but by the U.S. government’s radical pro-business policy.
Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) slammed President Joe Biden over the weekend for the worsening crisis on the U.S. southern border as tens of thousands of illegal aliens are flooding communities every few days in an unprecedented onslaught.