Now age 29, Elian Gonzalez has grown up from the child whose 1999 family crisis became the unwitting symbol for the breakdown of Washington-Havana relations to this week becoming a candidate for a seat in Cuba's parliament.
State newspaper Granma on Monday released the list of the 470 candidates running for a spot in the upcoming session of the National Assembly of People's Power, which included Gonzalez, who is currently an executive at a public company.
Gonzalez first gained international notoriety when on Thanksgiving Day 1999 fishermen rescued the five-year-old from a flimsy boat floating between Cuba and Florida after his mother and 10 others had died while trying to reach the United States.
Seen by many as the youth candidate, Gonzalez is running to represent Cardenas, a city 135 kilometers (84 miles) east of Havana.
Candidates were submitted by municipal delegates last week, while voters will have the chance to approve or reject the choices in late March.
There is a strong possibility of Moldova becoming a conflict hotspot so that the West can maintain maximum pressure on Russia’s periphery and bog the country down in more war. This comes as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the media that the West now has its “eyes” on Moldova and that Moldovan President Maia Sandu is ready to act on any instructions that she receives.
The possibility of Moldova becoming a major European flashpoint has always existed because the Transnistrian conflict has been frozen since July 1992.
If Moldova, in the eyes of officials, becomes even more pro-Western and integrated into Romania, the more likely is that Transnistrians will resolve their right for sovereignty by force. This would turn Moldova into the “next Ukraine”, which will surely see indirect international intervention, and perhaps a direct Russian intervention. Moscow has the ability to support Transnistria, including with financial, diplomatic and military methods to resolve the conflict, and will not hesitate to do so if new provocations emanate from Moldova.
Transnistria, where 60% of the inhabitants are Russian and Ukrainian, had sought to secede from Moldova even before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, fearing that Moldova would join Romania in the face of post-communist nationalism. In 1992, after the Moldovan government failed to resolve the issue by force, Transnistria became an unrecognised territory outside of Chisinau’s control.
After the Russiagate Hoax, the Covid hoax, and the Insurrection hoax, We now Have the Chinese Spy Balloon Hoax
According to Washington and the whore media, China sent a balloon that the Pentagon said “could” be loaded with explosives to spy on America. A top general said that similar balloons have entered US airspace undetected before. The balloon is huge–200 feet tall weighing in excess of a couple thousand pounds. So if such a large object can enter our airspace undetected, does this mean far smaller ICBMs can also?
Do understand that what is going on here is the purposeful creation of an incident for propaganda purposes to stoke up more animosity against China, and to spend more money on defense in Asia. We don’t have a Malaysian airliner to blame on China, but we do have a weather balloon.
Corporations like Nestlé are essentially doomsday machines: man-made creations that will ultimately destroy humanity if allowed to continue as they are. Multinational corporations are required by law to place the financial interests of shareholders above all other matters, even if that requires them to prioritize the bottom line above the common good. In this nightmare of our own creation, if it is more cost-effective for corporations to commit mass atrocities and pay a fine, than to not commit atrocities, the corporation is compelled to commit atrocities to ensure shareholder returns.
Further, this maximization of profit through unhinged business practices and investment tactics creates a cycle of destruction further fed by governments and institutions relaxing rules to entice companies to do business in ways that financially benefit that government. This enables the businesses to create more profit by cutting corners around labor rights, safety protections, and environmental standards. As negligence is further normalized, governments must entice businesses with more concessions, which encourages even worse behavior from corporations. Governments and business then race each other to the bottom in a destructive spiral that harms everyone.
In the Unites States, corporations claim a legal status as if they were human beings. While this is a fictional concept, if the corporation Nestlé were a person—Nestlé would be the worst kind of person, someone you would never want to be in the same room with. Nestlé is the American Psycho of corporations.
Yet, a company like Nestlé only exists because of the acquiescence and facilitation of its gross misconduct by governments and society. This case study on Nestlé’s business practices highlights some of the most egregious behavior by corporations.
Too often in the permitted(or imposed) discourse, white superiority and white supremacy(or white supremacism) are conflated, confused as interchangeable, or as if superiority is the cause-and-effect of supremacy. In truth, one(superiority) is a condition, the other(supremacism) a contention. Many PC scolds and ‘woke’ tards argue that the West, Europe and America, gained world hegemony and domination over other races due to the ideology of white supremacism than through the industry of white superiority. Now, supremacy and superiority are partly interlinked. It’s natural for a people who gain superiority to believe they are somehow better(even innately) than others and reserve the right(and/or a responsibility) to rule over them. This rule could be ruthless and exploitative or conscientious and constructive — the Others’ burden or the burden for Others — , but in either case, it means dominion of one group over another.
While superiority all-too-often leads to feelings of supremacy, supremacism per se hardly guarantees superiority or domination. If anything, supremacist attitudes can lead to dissipation and downfall, as with the story of the hare that slacks off in the race with the tortoise. Or, exaggerated displays of supremacism could actually be therapeutic compensation for those plagued with inferiority-complex. (Mussolini’s Italian He-Man huff-and-puff neo-Roman fantasies were mostly that.) Of real importance is that attitude doesn’t translate into aptitude. White people with all the supremacist attitudes in the world couldn’t have gained domination without certain superior aptitudes resulting from genetic, cultural, historical, or material factors.
President Joe Biden delivered his second State of The Union address on Tuesday, claiming that Republicans want to 'sunset' Medicare and Social Security.
He started out his speech calling for 'unity,' as he asked to 'finish the job' of rebuilding the economy reeling from historic inflation and the pandemic. But it quickly turned tense with his dubious accusations against the GOP.
Wearing a white coat lined in white fur, conservative firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene stood up before the joint session of Congress and screamed 'liar' while other Republicans shouted, 'Not true!'
President Volodymyr Zelensky’s ex-patron, the has-been billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky (Privat group), is the target of a sweeping investigation conducted by the Ukrainian Security Services (SBU). He is charged with siphoning off 40 billion hryvnias (around $1 billion) for his own gain when his energy companies, Ukrnafta and Ukrtatnafta, were nationalized in November 2022.
In 2010, Ihor Kolomoisky tried to seize control of the European Council of Jewish Communities, but had to back down when faced with the defiance of European Jewish leaders who denounced his mafia background. After the 2014 coup, he financed the “integral nationalist” armed groups, including the Aidar, Donbass, Dnipro 1 and Dnepr 227 battalions. In the 2020s, he was the major sponsor of President Volodymyr Zelensky and his party, Servant of the People. He was the owner of Burisma Holding, the company which added President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and former State Secretary John Kerry’s stepson, Devon Archer, to its payroll as board directors .
A five-year-old child was pulled from the rubble in southeastern Turkey’s Hatay province on Wednesday, 52 hours after the devastating earthquake that hit the region, the Sabah newspaper reported.
The girl was pulled out by rescuers. She is reportedly uninjured after a house collapsed around her. She was carried out on a stretcher to an ambulance and then taken to the nearest hospital.
A one-year-old child was also rescued from the ruins in southeastern Turkey’s Hatay province on Wednesday night, 36 hours after the initial earthquake, TRT TV reported.
The boy, named Ali Aras, was pulled out by rescue crews. He is said to not have sustained any injuries as a result of a house that collapsed.
At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Refresco — a transnational corporation that produces and bottles soft drinks for major brands such as Tropicana and Gatorade — had a single response to its staff about the public health crisis unfolding at its Wharton, NJ plant an hour outside of New York City: show up to work.
According to the workers at the plant and their union, employees exposed to the virus were denied time off, the factory remained open despite a broader economic shutdown, on top of the 12-hour shifts the company required. (Workers say the company used the pandemic to justify longer shifts, while Refresco claims the new policy went into place prior to the emergence of COVID-19). Outraged, the predominantly immigrant workforce formed a union, winning their first election in June 2021 in what was one of the largest blue-collar union victories during the pandemic.
One year later, New York-based private equity megafirm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., also known as KKR & Co., became a majority owner of the company. Now, workers claim that under KKR’s control, Refresco has been dragging its feet on negotiating a first contract with the union and pushing for draconian provisions such as only allowing workers to take weekends off once every eight weeks. KKR’s business model, meanwhile, depends on the pension funds of unionized teachers, firefighters, social workers, and bus drivers.
REPORTER: "How is it possible that this administration discovered at least three previous balloons that flew over the US under the previous administration, but Trump officials didn't know it was happening?" KJP: "Yeah, so, look, I think that uh, and we have talked about this..."
Migrant patients are overflowing an Arizona hospital so much that Fox News reports that the hospital is now on the brink of bankruptcy.
Dr. Robert Transchel, the President and CEO of Yuma, Arizona’s Yuma Regional Medical Center, recently spoke with Fox & Friends Weekend and said that the problem is nothing new.
Fox News reports that Dr. Transchel said:
“It’s been a long journey,” and “We’ve been at this for well over a year now. We tracked our uncompensated care for a period of over six months, and we calculated that we’ve provided over $20 million in uncompensated care to the migrants crossing the border.”
Transchel stated that neither local, state, nor federal resources are available to help care for something like this. He says that the problem has simply been ignored or shifted around.
The doctor stated that his hospital took the issue directly to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas who had done nothing about the problem.
The news in Asheville, North Carolina, isn’t good regarding an increase in thefts and break-ins of local businesses.
According to the Asheville Police Department, in 2022, the department responded to 41 break-ins. For the first month of 2023, officers have already had 11 reports of break-ins. That is a 200+ monthly increase.
Chris Faber, the owner of The Times Bar, had his business targeted twice within just a few days of each break-in. Faber told Fox News, “The first time, he stole about $700 or $800 in cash and about 10 or so bottles of whiskey or alcohol.” “He took our dirty rag hamper and dumped all the rags on the ground and then used that to load up booze.” Faber also shared information that security footage showed the same suspect breaking into the business next to his.
“It’s wildly frustrating, and mostly for me, it’s frustrating because I’m not comfortable leaving my bar by itself when it happens that frequently.” “We just don’t know what to do as a preventative measure other than what we’re already doing.”
How much more expensive is the U.S. healthcare system compared to other developed countries?
As Statista's Katharina Buchholz illustrates in the chart below, U.S. per-capita healthcare spending (including public and private as well as compulsory and voluntary spending) is higher than anywhere else in the world, with second-placed Germany trailing quite far behind.
Webmaster addition: It's all about the Benjamins!
A libertarian conservative group funded by billionaire Charles Koch has suggested that the next president should herald a “new chapter” for the United States while at the same time criticizing the Republican Party for nominating “bad candidates,” suggesting an opposition to Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid.
“The Republican Party is nominating bad candidates who are advocating for things that go against core American principles,” said Emily Seidel, chief executive of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), in a memo (pdf) to staff and activists. “And the American people are rejecting them. The Democratic Party increasingly sees this as a political opportunity. And they’re responding with more and more extreme policies—policies that also go against our core American principles.”
House Republicans vow to pull no punches when investigating the FBI this session of Congress. The bureau may be monitoring them in return.
This is according to attorney Jesse Trentadue, who about a decade ago uncovered the FBI’s “sensitive informant program.” He said the bureau uses it to embed informants in the media, congressional offices, churches, defense teams and other “sensitive” institutions.
Trentadue never found direct evidence of FBI informants operating in Congress—but that’s because a federal court struck down his lawsuit seeking records about such activity in 2015.
Nearly eight years later, Trentadue told Headline USA that he hopes the newly formed House select subcommittee to investigate the weaponization of the federal government will resume what his lawsuit started. Doing so would be in Congress’s best interest, he said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has quietly introduced a new program to track, trace, and surveil those pesky unvaccinated people. Once an unvaccinated person goes to visit a doctor or goes to a hospital, they will be tracked if they declare they are not vaccinated for COVID-19.
According to documents and a video highlighted by National File but published back in 2021, ICD-10-CM codes were introduced by the CDC to track patients who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those who fall under the “other underimmunization status” category.
The ICD-10 committee said that those who had adverse reactions to a vaccine in the past would be categorized as unvaccinated or partially vaccinated even if they cannot get other vaccines or boosters due to damages done by vaccines. The new codes were implemented in April 2022. –
The military power structure in the United States (often called the military-industrial complex) has been running the fraudulent COVID “vaccine” scam worldwide. The United States Department of Defence ordered “demonstrations” from pharmaceutical companies using the same secretive framework they use to order weapons.
So if they are treating the COVID-19 “vaccines” as weapons, who are the enemies? It’s obviously us. The slave state has been quickly wiping away all illusions of freedom and plainly letting us know what they are up to. Sasha Latypova actually used this “logic” to describe the basis on which Pfizer has requested the dismissal of a False Claims Act case brought against them for their covid “vaccines.”
Alexandra “Sasha” Latypova holds an MBA degree and is a former Pharmaceutical R&D Executive. Latypova has spent approximately 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry and has owned and managed several contract research organizations – conducting clinical trials for over 60 pharmaceutical clients worldwide. She became concerned about the irregularities, cover-up, and apparent fraud relating to the extremely high number of deaths and injuries associated with the covid injection rollout. -Daily Eposé
“They were claiming that they’re producing pharmaceutical products to the good manufacturing standards when they perfectly well knew, I assure you, they were all aware of this. They perfectly well knew that no pharmaceutical regulations apply to these things, countermeasures … They’re just lying to you that these are pharmaceuticals. They’re actually not,” Latypova explained.
But now, most of us with some common sense know that these injections are not “vaccines.” They are experimental gene therapies to the medical/big pharma industry, and weapons as far as the Department of Defense is concerned.
I can’t take it anymore. Fake numbers that are released by the government get turned into fake news by the corporate media, and many Americans don’t even realize that they are being conned. Major news outlets all over the country are breathlessly trumpeting the “blockbuster jobs report” as if it is a sign from heaven that good economic times are ahead.
We are being told that the U.S. economy added 517,000 jobs last month, but that isn’t true. Sadly, the truth is that the U.S. economy actually lost 2.5 million jobs in January. Yes, you read that correctly. So how in the world does a loss of 2.5 million jobs become a “gain” of 517,000 jobs? Every month, government bureaucrats apply “adjustments” to the numbers that they believe are appropriate, and at this point, their “adjustments” have become so absurd that they have turned the monthly employment report into a total farce.
As I have been documenting on my website for weeks, there has been a tremendous wave of layoffs over the last several months.
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, Walmart, McDonald’s, FedEx, and countless other large corporations have decided to conduct mass layoffs.
This report comes after Pentagon officials said that similar balloon activity occurred once more during both the Biden administration and at least three times under the Trump administration. The crashing of the balloon near Hawaii and the other balloons that entered the U.S. under the Trump administration was never shared with the public.
Why? Because it never happened? Because we’re looking for excuses to promote a third world war? We had better really start to use our critical thinking and discernment or the ruling classes of this slave planet will soon have us killing each other while they sit in their ivory towers and laugh.
Doctors have started to warn the public of a dangerous fungal illness that’s spreading across the United States right now. The fungus seems to be linked to those living in or visiting California and Arizona.
This particular fungal infection is known as Valley Fever (also called coccidioidomycosis or “cocci”) and is a significant cause of pneumonia, said Dr. Brad Perkins, chief medical officer at Karius. This company provides advanced diagnostics for infectious diseases. “This is a fungus,” said Perkins, a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official who led the anthrax bioterrorism investigation. “Most causes of pneumonia are caused by bacteria. This is a fungus that lives in the soil and is breathed in dusty situations, whether it’s a dust storm or around construction or excavation.”
Interestingly enough, alley fever and COVID-19 share many of the same symptoms as a cough, difficulty breathing, fever, tiredness, or fatigue. In rare cases, it can spread to other body parts and cause severe disease. Animals, including pets, can also get Valley fever by breathing in fungus spores from dirt and outdoor dust. However, it cannot spread from one person or animal to another. There are about 200 deaths a year due to the disease.
Another similarity to the COVID-19 scamdemic is that many are going to be asymptomatic if they get infected. While most people who breathe in the spores don’t get sick, those who develop Valley fever typically feel better on their own within weeks or months. About 5% to 10% of people who get Valley fever will develop serious or long-term lung problems.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a rare trip out of his country Wednesday, daring to visit Britain in a bid for more advanced weapons as Kyiv braces for an expected Russian offensive and hatches its own plans to retake land held by Moscow’s forces.
Zelenskyy arrived on a Royal Air Force plane at London Stansted airport north of the U.K. capital. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak greeted him on the tarmac, tweeting a photo of him embracing the Ukrainian leader.
It’s his first trip to the U.K. since Russia’s invasion began nearly a year ago and only his second confirmed journey outside Ukraine during the war.
A large convoy of vehicles left the airport shortly after the plane landed for the drive to central London, where Zelenskyy will hold talks with Sunak at Downing Street.
Webmaster addition: Sounds like Zelenskyy knows the US well is almost dry and he's looking to wet his lips elsewhere!
Biden, at 80, is the oldest president to give a State of the Union address... and it showed.
While discussing law enforcement and the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Biden referred to him as "Tyler." Biden called Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer the Senate "minority" leader
In a somewhat stunning statement, President Biden claimed he’s succeeded in driving illegal migration “down” during his State of the Union Tuesday night.
As Biden called on Congress to pass a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants along with resources for border security, Republicans heckled him once again, prompting Democrats to yell "order!"
As The Daily Caller reports, the president’s statement follows a record surge in illegal immigration in fiscal year 2022, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recorded more than 2.3 million migrant encounters and in December, when the agency recorded more than 250,000 migrant encounters, marking the highest month on record.
Republicans roared with boos and condemnation as President Biden accused them of wanting to ruin Social Security and Medicare.
“Some of my Republican friends want to take the economy hostage, I get it, unless I agree to their economic plans,” Biden said.
“All of you at home should know what their plans are. Instead of making the wealthy pay their fair share, some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security to sunset. I’m not saying it’s the majority..."
Turkey's stock exchange halted trading of equities and derivatives Wednesday (for the first time in two decades) after a multi-day selloff wiped tens of billions of dollars from the value of its main equities following Monday's powerful quakes that killed more than 11,000 in the quake-stricken areas of southern Turkey and Syria.