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Thought for the day
"No one ever is selected by the puppet master to be the POTUS unless they agree to carry out an essential piece of the agenda. Once they sign the contract to become President of the U.S. Corporation, they work for the Federal Reserve not the American People. So, it's the foreign owners of the FED who always choose the POTUS. However, that does not mean a POTUS, once installed in the Oval Office, cannot go rogue. JFK did just that. So did DJT." -- Intelligence Analyst & Former U.S Military Officer
A new hybrid strain of Covid-19, which combines the features of the Delta and Omicron variants of the virus, has been discovered in Russia, the country’s consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has confirmed on Thursday.
Six cases of the so-called ‘Deltacron’ strain have so far been registered, with five in St Petersburg and one in Moscow, the agency said, citing data uploaded on VGARus (Virus Genome Aggregator of Russia).
‘Deltacron’ is currently a non-dominant strain of the virus and doesn’t have any significant effect on the epidemiological situation in Russia, it pointed out.
According to Rospotrebnadzor, all of the ‘Deltacron’ patients experienced a light form of the disease, with none of them requiring hospitalization.
Even as UN Secretary-General António Guterres addressed survivors of the World War Two US atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, halfway around the world, the armed forces of Ukraine seemed hellbent on unleashing a modern-day nuclear holocaust on Europe by firing artillery rockets at the Zaporozhye power plant.
This week's assault, which damaged safety equipment and disrupted power to the facility, the continent's largest, was characterized by Guterres as “suicidal.”
Kiev was quick to blame Russia for the attacks, accusing Moscow of conducting “nuclear terrorism,” and calling for the international community to send in a delegation of “international peacekeepers” to “completely demilitarize the territory.”
Orange County, California – A dermatologist was arrested last Thursday for allegedly poisoning her husband.
The indigenous population of Canada fell victim to a cultural genocide, perpetrated until 1996. The re-education was cruel: children were torn from their parents and taken to boarding schools. These Indian residential schools were mostly run by Christian clerics. Many died there of illness, suffered from ill-treatment or were sexually abused. Almost 1,200 indigenous women were murdered or reported missing in Canada between 1980 and 2012, but the police are hesitant to clear up the cases, an effect of the systematic discrimination against the First Nations, which began with the Indian Act 150 years ago. Now a group of Ontario survivors are demanding compensation for the wrong done. The Canadian state has admitted mistakes, but reparations for the traumatized victims and their descendants have not yet been approved. The documentary accompanies the activists in their struggle for justice, and shows their pain in emotional interviews.
Of the famous and infamous firearms in American history, such as the Thompson submachine gun of the early 20th century, the Colt Peacemaker of the Old West or the “Brown Bess” musket of the Revolutionary War era, none have been so maligned by the mainstream media and anti-Second Amendment politicians as the Armalite Rifle model 15, or AR-15.
Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the Ukrainian military's attacks on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant not only threaten the lives of Ukrainians and Russians, but all Europeans.
Ivan Nechaev, deputy director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, has warned of catastrophic consequences from Kiev’s shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP).
“Over the past few days, Ukrainian forces have shelled the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant several times, which is an act of nuclear terrorism. Such actions by the Kiev regime can lead to a catastrophe on a scale much greater than the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant [in April 1986]”, Nechaev told reporters on Thursday.
At least 2 million attempts to illegally cross the US border have been registered in the 19 months Joe Biden has been president, in what investigative journalist Mark Dankof calls an attempt to change the country's demographics for future political gains.
Ever since Democrat Joe Biden became president, the US has been haunted by levels of illegal immigration that are the highest in decades (along with other "records" such as inflation and disapproval ratings). Although POTUS has repeatedly attempted to downplay the issue and promised to deal with its root cause, the person he put in charge, Vice President Kamala Harris, has seemingly failed to deliver on that promise.
However, it might not be the result of the ineptness of the administration or Harris personally (as Democrats' critics often suggest); the White House and the president may not actually want to end the illegal immigration, former US Senate candidate and investigative journalist Mark Dankof believes.
Agent Orange, which contains the deadly chemical dioxin, was the most common herbicide used by the US during the 1955-1975 Vietnam War to eliminate forest cover and crops in order to reveal North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops.
On August 10, 1961, American forces for the first time spayed Agent Orange in Vietnam as part of its herbicidal warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand.
Here’s a closer look into this highly toxic defoliant chemical, the use of which by the US military during the 1955-1975 Vietnam War resulted in up to one million people being disabled, according to the Red Cross of Vietnam’s estimates.
What is Agent Orange?
The defoliant derived its name from the color of the orange-striped US gallon barrels in which the chemical was shipped and stored.
It was created in 1940 and used in the United States as an agricultural defoliant, as it had the ability to kill some plants while leaving others unaffected.
Using the Defense Production Act of 1950, the US government prodded several American companies to make Agent Orange for military use. A 50:50 mixture of the herbicides 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D, the defoliant contains an extremely toxic dioxin compound.
Some of America's smartest men, including Robert Kiyosaki, investment guru and author of the personal finance book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," have some choice words for Executive Order 14067.
It would behoove you to listen to them.
Kiyosaki called President Joe Biden's signed executive order "the most treasonous act in U.S. history" and the creation of Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDC, as "communism in its purest form," encouraging Americans to "stay awake."
He is joined by Jim Rickards, another economist, investor and former CIA official who is calling it a step toward the end of cash, the greenback, in circulation since the founding fathers. The new "digital tokens" can be "turned off" if the government doesn't like what you are doing. Rickards has four decades of experience on Wall Street.
Rickards criticized CBDC and labeled it as "Bitcoin's Evil Cousin." He also exposed the supposed singular event called C-Day, which according to him, will take place on Dec. 13, 2022, and will disrupt the traditional financial systems in the U.S.
The Syrian Oil Ministry released a statement on 9 August accusing US forces occupying Syria of being responsible for the theft of most of the country’s oil.
"The amount of oil production during the first half of 2022 amounted to some 14.5 million barrels, with an average daily production of 80.3 thousand barrels, of which 14.2 thousand are delivered daily to refineries," the oil ministry’s statement said.
The statement went on to say that "US occupation forces and their mercenaries," referring to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), "steal up to 66,000 barrels every single day from the fields occupied in the eastern region," amounting to around 83 percent of Syria’s daily oil production.
According to the ministry’s data, the Syrian oil sector has incurred losses nearing "about 105 billion dollars since the beginning of the war until the middle of this year" as a result of the US oil theft campaign.
Additionally, the statement added that alongside the financial losses incurred by the oil sector were "losses of life, including 235 martyrs, 46 injured and 112 kidnapped."
As power bills are expected to jump to record highs this winter, UK households will struggle with a worsening cost-of-living crisis.
A new report via energy market intelligence firm Cornwall Insight Ltd. said the power bill price cap is set to rise to £4,266 ($5,168) per year in 1Q23, pilling even more financial pressures on consumers trying to survive the worst inflation storm in decades.
Cornwall Insight's forecast comes as the price cap would breach the £4,000 for the first time, though the good news is energy costs in 2H23 should ease. Cornwall expects the price cap to remain over £3,700 through next year.
Rep. Ilhan Omar is the projected winner of the Democratic primary for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.
The wildly successful new film “Top Gun: Maverick” continues to rise up the all-time box office charts, and it recently passed another iconic film in lifetime domestic gross.
A veteran top infectious diseases expert at the New York City Health Department says he was reassigned in "retaliation" for butting heads with higher-ups regarding the city's monkeypox messaging.
Dr. Don Weiss, director of surveillance, was transferred to another unit after he publicly criticized the department's advice that gay men should simply 'avoid kissing' and 'cover up their sores' - as opposed to Weiss' advice that gay men abstain from or reduce sex for a period of time, the NY Post reports.
Extreme drought in northern Mexico has sparked a water crisis. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addressed the beer industry in the region to shift production elsewhere because of sustainability factors, reported Bloomberg.
The water crisis is particularly critical in Monterrey, one of Mexico's most important economic hubs and home to some of the largest beermakers in the world, such as Heineken NV.
Some neighborhoods in Monterrey have been without water for nearly three months, and Heineken's facility has suffered as waterways dry up. Residents have protested commercial districts due to their oversized demand for local water.
The smartphone has begun to play a huge role In dumbing down America. Rather than being a source to move us forward, it has become an albatross around the necks of many weak-minded souls that depend on them. People turn to these devices for all kinds of unneeded updates including performing simple math problems so they don't have to think.
Originated in 1933, the term "dumbing down" was movie-business slang, used by screenplay writers, meaning: "to revise to appeal to those of little education or intelligence." For those with little drive or purpose, the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy find great comfort in the constant flow of dribble a cell phone can provide. In short, dumbing down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content in education, literature, cinema, news, video games, and culture.
It should be noted this is being written just as the world is on the cusp of being offered a whole new recipe that may lead to more social dysfunction. That comes in the form of "virtual reality" which offers an even stronger form of escapism that may result in damaging the ability of people to relate to each other in the real world. Especially worrisome is the effect it might have on children that experience and embrace it. Their ability to separate this fake virtual world from reality could become impaired.
A great deal of the problems with smartphones are rooted in the idea everyone deserves one. Yes, I said deserves, not needs. Smartphones are now considered by many people as an extension of their being. A government program started years ago has mushroomed in size and transfers a huge amount of wealth down the social ladder. Years ago I wrote an article that outlined a government program supplying free phones to people with low incomes or that have been declared needy. At that time these phones have become known as "Obama Phones." Below I give some of the details about the program including who qualifies. If you want to be popular with the voters give them free stuff and let them know that they should not bite the hand that feeds them.
Unless you’re reading this from Belarus or North Korea, safely outside of the WEF clutches (for now), your state is losing its sovereignty right in front of your eyes.
Here’s a perfect case study from Sri Lanka.
You might’ve seen sensationalist coverage of the riots in Western media, but likely none that deeply explores the underlying cancer that’s metastasized on the island.
Social unrest is the symptom; technocratic social engineering is the disease.
Sri Lankan gas prices are through the roof; food is scarce; the government has defaulted on its crushing debts; the ruling fat cats, who drink and gamble while the country crumbles around them, have only gotten richer in the interim (sound familiar?).
President Trump’s home was raided on Monday by Joe Biden and his lawless regime.
Last month, legendary financial and geopolitical cycle analyst Martin Armstrong said the time to prepare is now for the chaos that is coming in 2023.
The destabilization of America has been kicked into high gear early with the FBI raid on President Trump’s Florida home this week. Armstrong explains,
“This really is unprecedented...
In the United States, we are supposed to have civilized transfer of power. That’s all coming to an end. I am not being dramatic here. From a legal perspective, this is completely unprecedented. The danger of this is once they have done this, if the Republicans are ever allowed to get back into power, they would only end up doing the same thing to the Democrats...
It’s striking a real deathblow to the very idea of a democracy. We are not, at least we were not until today, someplace like Guatemala where you throw the opposition in jail, kill them or whatever you do. This is what’s going on. They are so afraid of Trump running in 2024 that this is just over the top. Once they did this, there is no end.”
About 18% of Americans now own a video doorbell. That means a significant and growing slice of American neighborhoods are under a form of intermittent surveillance. If the surveillance video and associated data were the exclusive property of individual homeowners, it might not be of much concern.
However, that's not the case. For example, Ring, the company behind the top-selling brand, maintains a vast database on its users and their cameras. Ring is an Amazon subsidiary, thanks to the tech giant's 2018 purchase of the company for over $1 billion.
Ring says it doesn't sell its customers data, but sometimes it gives it away for free -- to the police. In the first half of 2022 alone, Ring fielded more than 3,500 requests from law enforcement agencies.
Ring keeps plenty of info that you'd expect them to have. According to Wired magazine:
Ring gets your name, phone number, email and postal address, and any other information you provide to it—such as payment information or your social media handles if you link your Ring account to Facebook, for instance. The company also gets information about your Wi-Fi network and its signal strength, and it knows you named your camera “Secret CIA Watchpoint,” as well as all the other technical changes you make to your cameras or doorbells.
A nation emerging from a significant pandemic and an economic downturn awaited President Joe Biden in early 2021. President Warren G. Harding inherited a similar situation after winning the 1920 election in a landslide. But Harding overcame it by getting government out of the way. The economy recovered quickly—whereas Biden enacted bad progressive policies that have resulted in a double-dip recession with 40-year high inflation.
Biden should learn from Harding and his successor President Calvin Coolidge to correct government failures and allow markets to heal so that we can enjoy abundant economic prosperity again.
In the aftermath of the Great War, the U.S. suffered a severe economic downturn. The late economist Milton Friedman described this as one of the most “severe on record.” The depression of 1920-1921 is often forgotten because it was short-lived, but it offers policy lessons that can be applied to our current situation.
Prior to and during the Great War, President Woodrow Wilson led a massive expansion of the federal government, which included the creation of the Federal Reserve and personal income tax system. After the war, markets corrected from those government failures throughout the economy triggering a steep economic downturn.
Two women got into a fight Sunday night at the party in West Palm Beach, Florida. The conflict spread to a melee among about 20 people, according to WPEC-TV.
In the immediate aftermath of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, many pundits and politicians were eager to describe the events of that day as a coup d'etat in which the nation was "this close" to having some sort of junta void the 2020 election and take power in Washington.
The headlines at the time were unambiguous in their assertions that the riot was a coup or attempted coup. For example, the riot was “A Very American Coup” according to a headline at the New Republic. “This Is a Coup” insists a writer at Foreign Policy. The Atlantic presented photos purported to be “Scenes from an American Coup.”
This general tactic has not changed since then. Just this month, for example, Vanity Fair referred to the January 6 riots as "Trump's attempted coup" Last month, Vox called it "Trump's cuckoo coup." Moreover, anti-Trump politicians have repeatedly referred to the riot as a coup, and "attempted coup" has become the standard term of choice for the January 6 panel.
At the time, it was obvious that if the riot was a coup at all, it failed utterly. Thus, the debate is now over whether or not it was an attempted coup. On January 8, 2021, I argued the riot was not an attempted coup. Now, 18 months later, after months of "investigation" and testimony to the January 6 committee, we've learned new details about the events that occurred that day. And now I can say with even more confidence: the January 6 riot was not an attempted coup.
Twitter has temporarily frozen the official English-language account of the Russian Foreign Ministry for a period seven days, reportedly for an August 4th tweet blaming the United States for the coronavirus pandemic.
The offending tweet stated that "the U.S. and its allies in Ukraine and elsewhere" might be "involved" in the "emergence of COVID-19." A Tuesday statement from the Kremlin condemned the Twitter crackdown as but another attempt to censor the Russian government perspective.
Update (5pm ET): it wasn't all good news, however, because while the price hike will surely lead to a significant drop in users, even the current status quo is leading to a slowdown in growth, with the company now forecasting 135-165 million core Disney+ subs, slashing its previous 2024 subscriber forecast:
What we call “Wokeism” today has its roots in so-called “political correctness” which goes back decades.
It began to accelerate in the early years of the 21st century, and while it was always driven by left-wing, liberal, impulses, who seemed to have the upper hand in culture and media; they still always feigned powerlessness and victimhood. Even in 2012, at possibly the apogee of the Liberal World Order, Paul Krugman wrote, with no sense of irony,
“the big threat to our discourse is right-wing political correctness, which – unlike the liberal version – has lots of power and money behind it. And the goal is very much the kind of thing Orwell tried to convey with his notion of Newspeak: to make it impossible to talk, and possibly even think, about ideas that challenge the established order.“
This victimhood-as-bedrock continues to this day, especially since 2016 when the unthinkable happened. Brexit and Trump (basically, a backlash of populism) precipitated a full fledged psychotic break in the progressive zeitgeist, which until that moment was consolidating its hegemony.
Political correctness metastasized into terminal Wokeness, where all aspects of discourse, popular culture and even public policy became delineated into whether it meshed well with left-wing sanctimony, or not.
“Wokeness” takes the otherwise noble aspirations of egalitarianism and stewardship and twists them into a dogma that provides a Trojan Horse for despotism. The high priests of this mindset assert total moral authority and claim an elevated consciousness over the infantile, sub-human masses. Especially if those masses live in fly-over country, hold blue-collar jobs or are otherwise un-credentialed and without pedigree.
The Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, was sold to states as a quick and easy way to update their voter rolls. Started in 2012 by far-left activist David Becker and the left-leaning Pew Charitable Trusts, the program is ostensibly run by the member states themselves. But as public records show, Democratic operatives are working overtime under the cover of ERIC to accomplish their partisan goals and drive Democratic voter turnout.
David Becker, Far-Left Activist
Becker’s left-wing ties have long concerned Republican state officials participating in ERIC. Before he started ERIC, Becker worked as a lobbyist for People for the American Way, a George Soros-funded advocacy group best known for the Right Wing Watch project, a website that catalogs and attacks conservative politicians and movements.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” White House National Economic Council Director Brian Deese fielded a question on the Mountain Valley pipeline as part of the deal by claiming “we need a secure energy strategy” “that will meet our climate goals,” and that “The most important takeaway” from the Inflation Reduction Act is that it puts us in a position “where we can credibly commit that we will meet our climate goals by the end of this decade while increasing our energy security here at home.”
Co-host Kayla Tausche asked, “There are also some wins for the fossil fuel industry. Specifically, the administration has said it will work to get the Mountain Valley pipeline online as soon as possible as part of this deal. And it makes you wonder, Brian, if the Keystone XL pipeline is running through West Virginia, do you think it would be operational?”
Psychopath and serial liar Dr. Tony Fauci was booed loudly at the Mariners vs Yankees game on Tuesday where he was asked to throw out the first pitch.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley was appointed by former President Donald Trump in 2019 and remains in office under President Joe Biden.