"Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that… the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience." -- Aldous Huxley, 1949
We look back on the primitive people of the past and sneer at their bizarre and monstrous atrocities – and rightly so. Even the civilized Romans recorded horrible acts by their elite – Emperor Elagabalus allegedly wanted to castrate himself and do some more cutting in order to become a Romanette, while Nero sliced the bologna off his boyfriend, a kid who was unlucky enough to resemble Nero’s dead wife. But here’s the thing – the Romans themselves wrote about this stuff recognizing that it was an atrocity. The Romans at least has a bit of moral clarity. But our savage elite celebrates the surgical disfigurement of disordered people, including kids. Our senile president sits with a male pretending to be a girl and cheers it on. Mutilation is a disgrace and it must stop.
Yeah, the word is “mutilation.” Chopping of penises and testicles, cutting off healthy breasts, trying to sculpt obscene parodies of male and female sex organs – these are mutilations. The Aztecs, no slouch in the atrocity department, would look at this in disgust.
“Top surgery,” “bottom surgery” – they know it is all an abomination because they try to hide double mastectomies and castration behind benign euphemisms like “gender affirming care.” It’s a lie wrapped up inside a deception. And our garbage ruling class think this is a good thing.
Oh, somewhere in their broken brains, they do understand that this is barbarity of the cruelest kind, so they always initially deny and obfuscate when confronted. “What? We don’t do gender-affirming surgery on minors! Why, just ignore our websites and videos where we brag about doing gender-affirming surgery on minors.”
A variety of shelters make up the Island along the American River Parkway in Sacramento, California. Photograph: Rich Pedroncelli/AP
Sitting on the edge of a collection of about 60 tents pitched alongside the American River, Twana James is doing her best to comfort a friend at the end of her wits.
All day, the woman says, she had been waiting for a caseworker from a Sacramento non-profit to come pick her up and put her on a list for housing. “You wait all day for somebody to come and get you and they don’t come,” she cries in despair.
James offers her a ride to a shelter that provides food, showers and counseling. She makes a cheeky comment about her friend’s hair, eliciting a laugh.
Webmaster addition: Claire and I were surprised when we went to our local grocery store and saw a fundraising table set up to deal with homelessness. I guess in rural areas it's harder to see the homeless, but apparently it is becoming a problem here, especially with the onset of winter!
Hollywood star was humiliated on Wednesday after she promoted fake claims about Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake that were taken from a parody website.
The “woke” actress shared a screenshot from the “About Me” section of the satire site mocking GOP rock star Lake.
The satirical site described Lake as embracing “far-right nationalism and the forceful suppression of any opposition.”
The page hilariously went on to say Lake “strongly” opposes “democracy.”
“Heeere’s #KariLake, running for Gov of #Arizona, spewer of Q-anon conspiracies and all around nasty nut job!” Midler tweeted to her 2.1 million followers along with a screenshot from the site that was clearly written as a joke.
“Don’t let the cute package fool you! She’s lethal!”
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A New York Times piece pointing out President Biden’s gaffes from his Tuesday speech angered liberals on Twitter.
Furious leftists on the platform swarmed the Times senior political reporter Maggie Haberman’s tweet linking to the story, viciously insulting her and the report for making Biden and Democrats look bad.
On Tuesday, the Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker detailed the gaffes from Biden’s speech in a short article titled, “Biden Verbally Fumbles, Twice, During Campaign Trip in Florida.”
The US “DELTA” command and control system is the computer network used by the US for combat operations. It is constantly updated by military planners and intelligence agencies with information on troop movements, weapons inventories and full attack plans. Russia has hacked it; Ukraine’s battle plans are completely compromised.
Just as important, the DELTA system is also constantly updated with information about enemy forces, in this case Russia.
Here is what a Russian computer hacker got access to, with videos proving that he got access, and how it is likely to be dispositive of the entire Ukraine war, in Russia’s favor:
A computer hacker calling himself “JokerDPR” has publicly announced that he gained full access to the US DELTA Command & Control System. It is not yet known WHEN this occurred.
In the videos compiled by “JokerDPR”, he shows his tour of the DELTA system, revealing the exact location of ALL Ukrainian troops, the weapons they have, and their attack plans.
Even more interestingly, the DELTA system also shows what Ukraine/USA/NATO knows about Russian troop levels, deployments, weapons, etc.
Here is a small example of what the hacker had access to and what he published. It shows Ukraine’s battle plan for Mykolaiv/Kherson:
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Wednesday rejected the idea held by some that the United States is an "untouchable power," saying history shows that on the contrary, it is quite "vulnerable," semi-official Fars news agency reported.
He made the remarks in an address to a meeting with students from across the country ahead of national Student Day and the National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance celebrated on Nov. 4 to mark the Iranian people's takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran less than a year after the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
"Some think that the United States is an untouchable power, but if we take a look at the events that unfolded on this day (in history), it turns out that no, it is completely vulnerable," Ayatollah Khamenei told the students.
The historic day full of lessons for the Iranian nation manifests U.S. "wickedness and suffering blows," he noted.
Stephen Colbert's false claim that GoP candidate Tudor Dixon 'made up' a story about a Democrat voter switching to Republican can be disproved today by a video which shows the man, a Muslim father-of-five, telling his story at a town hall two weeks ago.
Khalil Othman, 41, spoke at an October 21 meeting in Michigan, where he denounced the Democrats and vowed to vote Republican after becoming horrified by sexually explicit materials in his children's books.
He told Dixon, who is running against incumbent Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer, that she had his vote.
In a reversal of their fortunes for most of the summer months, Democrats are struggling in the home stretch of the election cycle while pro-life GOP candidates see growing momentum on their side — good news for the pro-life movement.
Elon Musk met with censorship advocates and left-wing activists to gain insight on how Twitter’s content moderation council will combat hate, harassment and enforce election integrity policies, according to a Twitter thread by Musk.
After over two decades of keeping Serbia in a semi-colonial state, the European Union seems to finally admit that it sees the Southeast European country precisely as such – a semi-colony. For approximately 20 years, Brussels played the carrot and stick cards with Belgrade, forcing it to renounce important segments of its sovereignty in return for access to EU funds and markets.
The neoliberal economic framework that the EU insisted on devastated the country’s hybrid market socialist economy and ruined domestic economic power, paving the way for the dominance of foreign investors and turning the country into yet another source of cheap labor for Western corporate interests. However, even while implementing such policies, disastrous for any country’s economic (or any other form of) sovereignty, it created an image of growth.
And yet, the waning economic power of Brussels, resulting primarily from its suicidal subservience to Washington DC’s Barbarossa-like push against Russia, is starting to affect the “carrot” portion of the EU’s policy toward Serbia. Frustrated by the country’s refusal to conform with the political West’s clinically Russophobic frenzy, the bureaucratic empire is now resorting to using the “stick”. With little to nothing left to offer, the EU is now threatening to scale back the benefits it gave Serbia in the last two decades to punish the country for its non-compliance in regards to the bloc’s anti-Russian sanctions and policies. To make matters worse, Brussels insists that Belgrade should still continue renouncing parts of its sovereignty while the EU is rolling back the apparent benefits it previously gave in return.
In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, Republican officials around the country have been giving increasing attention and resources to investigating election crimes. Most have focused on the alleged wrongdoing of voters.
But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is also working a different angle: His office has been criminally investigating the people who help run elections.
Amid Washington’s aggressive attempts to wrest control over energy reserves and plunder natural resources in conflict-plagued Yemen, a new batch of US military forces has entered the country’s oil-rich eastern province of Hadhramaut.
Yemen Press Agency, citing informed local sources who asked not to be named, reported that Hadhramaut Provincial Governor, Mabkhout bin Madi, had a face-to-face meeting with the US delegation in his office.
During the meeting, bin Madi complained to the American military officials about the Sana’a-based National Salvation Government’s decision to ban the Saudi-led coalition from exporting the Yemeni crude oil, asserting that the decision would have adverse effects on the global energy market.
The development comes as visits by Western officials to eastern Yemen has lately witnessed an accelerating trend, the most recent of which was the visit of French Ambassador to Aden, Jean-Marie Safa, in late September. The visits are viewed as West's efforts to secure its energy needs against the backdrop of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.
An FBI official who contributed to shaping the decision of social media platforms to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story is still briefing Facebook and Twitter about foreign influence threats, according to a recent report.
Leaks to The Intercept and analysis of court filings reveal that FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force Chief Laura Dehmlow is still advising private companies, including social media websites, on threats related to subversive information.
Dehmlow and FBI San Francisco field office special agent Elvis Chan were named in a court filing last month as being involved in communications with Meta, Facebook's parent company, which resulted in suppression of the October 2020 New York Post story revealing the contents of President Joe Biden's son's hard drive for the first time.
The world's five nuclear superpowers are 'on the brink of a direct armed conflict' which will have 'catastrophic consequences', Russia has warned.
The Kremlin said on Wednesday that avoiding a nuclear clash between the world's nuclear powers was its first priority, but accused the West of 'encouraging provocations with weapons of mass destruction'.
Western capitals have said Moscow is behind a ramping up of nuclear rhetoric since Russia invaded Ukraine in February - most recently by repeatedly accusing Kyiv of planning to use a radioactive 'dirty bomb' without offering evidence. Kyiv has denied having any such plan.
The Foreign Ministry summoned Britain’s ambassador to Russia on Thursday in connection with last week’s Ukrainian attack targeting Russian military and civilian vessels in Sevastopol. The act of terrorism prompted Moscow to temporarily freeze its participation in the Black Sea grain export deal with Kiev.
Moscow summoned British Ambassador to Russia Deborah Bronnert in connection with London’s suspected involvement in the October 29 attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the Foreign Ministry has revealed.
In a statement, the Ministry indicated that it had information that London transferred a number of unmanned underwater drones to Kiev, and that British specialists have been actively involved in the training and supply of Ukrainian special operations forces, including those involved in sabotage operations at sea.
Moscow warned that Britain’s actions threaten to escalate the security crisis and lead to “unpredictable and dangerous consequences,” and that such “hostile provocations” on London’s part were “inadmissible” and must be stopped immediately.
“If such acts of aggression, fraught with [the UK’s] direct involvement in the conflict, continue, the entire responsibility for their disastrous consequences and the growth of tensions in relations between our states will lie entirely on the British side,” the Foreign Ministry said.
The state of Pennsylvania has spent $16.7 million in taxpayer money on sex-change surgeries and other gender transition services for children since 2015, according to a Tuesday report from the Pennsylvania Family Council (PFI).
Republican lawmakers will probe the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and large private investors for their role in pushing an environmental agenda throughout the financial sector after the midterm elections.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Wednesday that “mega MAGA” Republicans do not “believe in the rule of law” and don’t accept elections, hours ahead of President Joe Biden’s speech that is expected to focus on elections.
The father of a Democrat running for a seat in the Washington state House of Representatives has accused his son of lying about his military service.
Brett Shavers is the father of 10th District candidate Clyde Shavers, who has claimed in his campaign that he served for eight years as a nuclear submarine officer, according to the Everett Herald.
The Herald said it spoke to the elder Shavers to ensure it was him who wrote a letter to Republican opponent Greg Gilday.
“I have told him not to do embellishments and exaggerations and it continued and continued, it just reached a point where it’s affecting everyone’s integrity and honesty,” Brett Shavers said by phone, according to the report.
The letter, which addressed multiple issues that Shavers had with his son’s campaign material, said “Clyde was never a submarine officer, not even for a day.”