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"If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the military." -- Harry S. Truman

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team redesigned its crest displayed around its base for the World Cup in Qatar, replacing the traditional red, white, and blue stripes with rainbow colors to show support for LGBTQ people.
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 15 10:13
Academic workers at the University of California are going on strike over pay and benefits disagreements.
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Posted on: Nov 15 10:12

I am talking about news which will not be reported by "free" and "democratic" US media. Granted that it was CNN Turkiye which reported on it:

Son dakika haberine göre, İçişleri Bakanı Süleyman Soylu, İstanbul Taksim İstiklal Caddesi'ndeki patlama sonrası yaptığı açıklamada " ABD Büyükelçiliği'nin taziye mesajını kabul etmiyoruz. Eğer saldırganı yakalamasaydık bugün Yunanistan'a kaçacaktı." dedi. 
Translation: According to the breaking news, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said in a statement after the explosion on Istanbul Taksim Istiklal Street, "We do not accept the condolence message of the US Embassy. If we had not caught the attacker, he would have fled to Greece today." said.
That's gotta hurt. Then Soylu explained why Turks do not accept any condolences from the US.
Minister Soylu said, "Operations continue. All of our security, security forces, and all intelligence units are on alert together. We said what we were going to say last night. We know how the incident was coordinated. We know how it was coordinated. "We will bury our bodies. We have just sent our Ecrin to Adana and sent his father. It must be said. We know the message that was given to us, we received the message that was given to us and we know what the message was given to us. We will send a very strong message to this message," he said.
Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, TURKEY
Posted on: Nov 15 10:12
In the latest “Making America” video for PragerU, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Sherif Girgis explains what the Framers of the Constitution intended regarding the purposes and power of the Supreme Court.
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Posted on: Nov 15 10:11

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has hinted that the UK is willing to brand Russia a terrorist state, as the Kremlin's illegal war in Ukraine wages on. When asked by Labour MP Liam Bryne on the Foreign Affairs Select Committee whether or not the UK Foreign Office would designate Russia as a terrorist state, Mr Cleverly refused to rule it out. He said there were "grounds" to look at doing so.

 

James Cleverly

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 15 10:11

Turning Point USA president Charlie Kirk shared a video Monday from a Maricopa County, Arizona, polling location showing firsthand the vote machine tabulation problems thousands of people experienced on Election Day last week.

County officials stated that day that one-in-five polling voting was having these issues caused by poor ballot print quality preventing the tabulators from reading the votes cast.

The Washington Post reported that ultimately 70 of the county’s 223 polling locations experienced the tabulator reading problem, so over 30 percent versus the 20 percent county officials had originally indicated.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 15 10:10
Voters in San Bernardino County, California, narrowly approved a ballot measure last week allowing officials to explore options to possibly secede the fifth-most populous county from the Golden State.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 15 10:10

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy might not end up getting the Speaker’s gavel when the next Congress is sworn in.

Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs is already preparing a challenge to the Californian, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“All I’ll say at the moment is McCarthy doesn’t have 218, and there will be an alternative challenger,” a representative for Biggs said of the House GOP’s leadership contest on Monday.

McCarthy is slated to run for the office of Speaker of the House as per congressional tradition, in which party caucus leaders are elected to the position.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 15 10:09

You can watch the video above.

In it, an Arizona polling clerk describes a situation that sounds like, at best, massive levels of incompetence.

At worst? It does sound like things were intentionally done in an incorrect fashion.

“At the end of the night, one of the poll workers started feeding more ballots into the tabulator,” the clerk described. “The troubleshooter stopped her immediately, but we didn’t know how many ballots had been fed into the machine, mixing read ballots with unread.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 15 10:09

Election integrity and the ability to safely, accurately and efficiently tabulate votes are a bedrock of American democracy.

So why did so many American voters struggle to even cast their ballot?

The Western Journal set out to investigate what was going on in its own backyard. (The Western Journal is based in Arizona.)

We took a look at and analyzed multiple videos sent in by former publisher Floyd Brown.

Here’s just one example of how difficult it was to vote — in the voter’s own words.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 15 10:08

Why does the (usually groundless) accusation anti-Semitism always work? How does it transform prominent, accomplished men and women into compliant lickspittles and toadies, willing to throw their own principles, people, or religious convictions under the bus in order to appease their Jewish persecutors? Jews, at least since WW II, have mastered a delicate balancing act whereby they manage to deflect criticism while behind the scenes they plundered their unwitting host nations. The first plank was pity – how could you attack the most cruelly persecuted people in history, persecuted for no reason whatsoever? As Israeli writer Ari Shavit put it: “We may murder with impunity because the Holocaust museum is on our side”. The other protective force field was raw power, a power often deployed via osmosis whereby it was simply known or inferred that you crossed them at your peril. It’s a tricky balancing act given that it seeks to reconcile two diametrically opposed control vectors. After all how can you pity (and thereby hold to lower standards) a people who can and will destroy you at the drop of a (small) hat? Be that as it may they’ve been staggeringly successful at it up to now.

But is that about to change? I ask because some recent developments have snatched away the carefully-nurtured mask of self-pity, replacing it with an exercise in raw power so comprehensive and vindictive as to raise questions among even the most slack-jawed media-addicted normies. I wrote about Ye in the previous post and the reaction to his straying off the reservation after which his business interests and his musical career were destroyed in quick order.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL
Posted on: Nov 15 10:06

I’m going to try to keep this simple. That’s because, when it comes to money, I’m a simpleton. I want a cigar, I pay for a cigar. I don’t discuss the fine points of crypto with the clerk at the cash register.

Gateway Pundit is covering the downfall of the FTX exchange, and the machinations of its CEO, young Sam Bankman-Fried.

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Tens of Billions of US Dollars Were Transferred to Ukraine and then Using FTX Crypto Currency the Funds Were Laundered Back to Democrats in US

Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 15 10:05

Israeli forces on Monday uprooted and destroyed some 2,000 olive trees in the Palestinian village of Qarawat Bani Hassan in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local media.

Ibrahim Assi, the mayor of Qarawat Bani Hassan, said soldiers stormed al-Awarid, an area north of the village, declared it a closed military zone, then proceeded to bulldoze the area, of around 300 dunams (o.3 square km), in an operation that lasted for more than five hours. 

Assi said Israeli forces destroyed stone walls, "stole the olive trees they uprooted", and sprayed chemical pesticides over olive, grape and almond saplings. 

"Occupation forces are carrying out another ugly massacre against olive trees," after having uprooted 3,000 trees in the Deir Ballout town, west of Salfit, in January 2021, Assi was quoted as saying.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Posted on: Nov 15 10:04

 British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday extended his support for Ukraine at the G20 summit while confirming a long-planned order for warships from BAE Systems.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime would hear the chorus of global opposition to its actions, Sunak said.

"Russia's actions put all of us at risk," he said at the summit in Bali, Indonesia. "As we give the Ukrainian people the support they need, we are also harnessing the breadth and depth of UK expertise to protect ourselves and our allies."

Sunak also announced a 4.2 billion pound ($4.94 billion) contract to BAE Systems to build five ships for the Royal Navy, a government statement said.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 15 10:04

On 14 November, the Lebanese daily newspaper Al-Akhbar revealed that the pro-Israel NGO, UN Watch, has targeted the livelihood of dozens of employees from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for “the crime of supporting the Palestinian cause.”

According to the report, UN Watch has worked on the defamation of at least 120 teachers and employees of the UN body responsible for providing aid to Palestinian refugees in West Asia.

Their reports between September 2015 and June 2022, included social media footage and posts of what they classified as “anti-Semitic” or “promoting terrorism.” Additionally, the reports accused them of inciting violence and breaking the guidelines of the UN.

The pro-Israeli NGO is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and has been accredited by the UN. According to its self-defined goals, UN Watch aims to advocate against “antisemitism and anti-Israeli prejudice at the UN,” in addition to voicing protest against dictatorships.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Posted on: Nov 15 10:03

Alex Bornyakov, deputy minister of digital transformation of Ukraine, took to Twitter Monday night to officially deny a conspiracy theory around the country's crypto fundraising effort.

"A fundraising crypto foundation @_AidForUkraine used @FTX_Official to convert crypto donations into fiat in March. Ukraine's gov never invested any funds into FTX. The whole narrative that Ukraine allegedly invested in FTX, who donated money to Democrats is nonsense, frankly," Bornyakov tweeted, ending with a "facepalm" emoji.

Last week, a theory spread on Twitter and right-wing websites suggesting the U.S. government's massive aid to the besieged nation rebounded to the U.S. Democratic party via the failed FTX crypto exchange, which was an official partner of Ukrainian government for the crypto fundraising campaign.

FTX filed for bankruptcy last week following CoinDesk's report that the balance sheet of FTX sister company Alameda Research held a surprisingly large amount of FTT, an exchange token issued by FTX. Soon after that, FTT tanked, spiraling a crisis of liquidity on the exchange and a collapse in the company's value.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 15 10:03

Jonathan Greenblatt, the aggressive head of the Jewish advocacy group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recently attacked some comments on the Israel relationship made by former President Donald Trump, who prefaced his remarks by accurately observing that “No President has done more for Israel than I have.” Greenblatt nevertheless complained in a tweet that “We don’t need the former president, who curries favor with extremists and antisemites, to lecture us about the US-Israel relationship. It is not about a quid pro quo; it rests on shared values and security interests. This ‘Jewsplaining’ is insulting and disgusting.”

Greenblatt’s perpetual whine is also “insulting and disgusting” but he possesses little in the way of introspection or restraint. He and his predecessors in the Jewish lobby have historically been largely successful in selling a load of self-serving nonsense about why the United States has become a client state that has its Middle Eastern foreign policy run out of Tel Aviv by a racist regime. US political and national security interests in the region have been subordinated to those of Israel. Washington provides political cover for anything Israel chooses to do and, the ultimate absurdity, the American taxpayer gifts a relatively wealthy Israel with $3 billion in “aid” per year plus other trade and co-production benefits.

Tags: ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 15 10:01

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Monday renewed its attacks on Iranian-Kurdish targets inside Iraq's Kurdistan region with missiles and drones, killing two Kurdish fighters in the town of Koya, a local official told Middle East Eye.

Iranian forces attacked the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDK-I) near Koya and launched a drone attack on the headquarters of the Komala Toilers Party of Kurdistan in Zargwez, near Sulaymaniyah, the PDK-I said in a statement.

'The regime is trying to divert attention from its failure to oppress the people, and hence it is taking revenge on Iran’s opposition Kurdish parties'

Mohammed Saleh Qadri, KPD-I

“According to the information that we have received from the medical centre, two of our comrades have been martyred, and five or six others were wounded," PDK-I representative in Erbil, Mohammed Saleh Qadri, told MEE.

Tags: IRAN, IRAQ
Posted on: Nov 15 10:01

A new BestColleges survey suggests Gen Z students are planning to vote their values this November, though their trust in politics remains low.

Tags: EDUCATION
Posted on: Nov 15 10:00
A new study revealed the rise in children going to the hospital for suicidal thoughts, which began to go up before the COVID pandemic and lockdowns.
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Posted on: Nov 15 09:58
U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) responded to questions from reporters Monday about whether she would endorse former President Donald Trump (R) for president again by saying that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is the current leader of the Republican Party.
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Posted on: Nov 15 09:58
Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he fired an employee at the company after the employee called him out publicly.
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Posted on: Nov 15 09:57
Filmmaker Michael Moore Michael Moore weighed in on the 2022 midterm elections — and his prediction of a “blue tsunami” — during an interview that was published Monday by The Guardian.
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Posted on: Nov 15 09:56

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a deal worth $521 million to replenish U.S. stocks of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, which were supplied to Ukraine to beat back Russia’s invasion.

The service on Oct. 21 and Nov. 2 issued contracts funded by Congress’ supplemental appropriation to support Ukraine.

“These awards demonstrate the significant impact GMLRS are having on the battlefield as a vital combat capability for our international partners,” William LaPlante, the under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said in a Nov. 14 statement. “They are great examples of contracting approaches we are using to more rapidly accelerate award timelines and ultimately deliver capability.”

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 15 09:56
Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tangled with the National Education Association on Twitter, arguing that parents were better equipped than anyone else to say what was best for their children.
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Posted on: Nov 15 09:55
Members of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday called upon Russia to pay Ukraine war reparations due to violations of international law.
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Posted on: Nov 15 09:55

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that she believes some sanctions will remain on Russia even if Moscow reaches a peace deal with Kyiv, demonstrating that the US wants to keep pressure on Russia’s economy for the long term.

In the wake of Russia announcing it was withdrawing from Kherson, there has been more talk about opening up negotiations to end the fighting in Ukraine. Yellen said that while some sanctions "adjustment" was possible, the US would want to maintain pressure on Russia.

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"I suppose in the context of some peace agreement, adjustment of sanctions is possible and could be appropriate," Yellen said in Indonesia, where she is attending the G20 summit. "We would probably feel, given what’s happened, that probably some sanctions should stay in place."

The US-led sanctions campaign against Russia has largely backfired on the West, with Europe facing soaring energy prices while Moscow’s oil profits exceeded to levels higher than before the war. In an effort to curb Russia’s profits, Yellen has led a G7 push to implement a price cap on Russian oil, which is supposed to take effect in December.

Tags: ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 15 09:54

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has listed his Bahamas penthouse for sale at $39,500,000 following the collapse of his net worth when his crypto exchange imploded.

The 12,000 square-ft, five bedroom residence is located in the luxury Albany resort was listed last week, according to Semafor, however the realtor declined to name the owner. That said, people close to current and former FTX employees who have been at the residence confirmed that it was SBF's pad.

Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 15 09:53

We reported earlier on Monday that Turkey has made an arrest for the terror bombing of a busy tourist hub in central Istanbul which left six people dead and dozens more injured. 

But soon after the rare deadly attack which Turkey quickly blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) - and despite no official initial claims of responsibility - Ankara officials used the incident to air broader geopolitical grievances

Tags: TURKEY
Posted on: Nov 15 09:52

Russia has called for lifting discriminatory obstacles on global energy markets and establishing a fair dialogue between energy suppliers and consumers at the G20 summit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

"We have called against politicization of these issues, first and foremost, the use of energy issues in settling political scores, as the EU has been demonstrating over years in regard to the Nord Stream pipelines," Lavrov said.

"We have urged the G20 to address specific issues, such as the lifting any discriminatory and artificial obstacles on global energy markets and proposed that a free and fair dialogue be finally established between energy suppliers and consumers," he said.

It has also "demonstrated Russia's capacity for the provision of stability on global grain markets, above all wheat, in addition to global fertilizer markets," Lavrov said.

"We have pointed to the obstacles that remain on this path despite the agreement reached within the framework of the secretary-general's package initiative, according to which the UN will be lifting impediments to the exports of our fertilizers and grain," he said.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 15 09:51