Thought for the day

"The executive power in our government is not the only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. The tyranny of the executive power will come in its turn, but at a more distant period." -- Thomas Jefferson, Democracy in America

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The State Department said Tuesday that the US and Russia have agreed to hold talks on the New START nuclear arms control treaty for the first time since the February 24 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said a meeting of the bilateral consultative commission (BCC), an implementation body established by the New START, is expected to be held in the “near future.”

The talks will likely be focused on resuming inspections under New START that have been paused since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The last time the BCC held a meeting was over a year ago, in October 2021.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
Posted on: Nov 09 07:49

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said late Monday that he is open to talks with Russia but only under conditions that are non-starters for negotiations with Moscow.

According to The Associated Press, Zelensky’s conditions include Russia withdrawing from the territory it has captured, Russia paying compensation for war damages, and the prosecution of alleged Russian war crimes.

Missing from Zelensky’s demands was his previous stance that talks could only happen if Vladimir Putin was no longer Russia’s leader. Zelensky previously signed a decree ruling out peace talks with Russia as long as Putin is president, and media reports said that the US was privately encouraging Ukraine to drop this position for public relations purposes.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 09 07:49

Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar says his country has no plans to stop importing Russian energy. The statement was made as Western countries plan to roll out price caps on Moscow’s oil exports next month. 

Jaishankar traveled to Russia to meet his counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday. At a joint press conference, the Indian diplomat stressed the importance of the New Delhi-Moscow relationship, saying “Russia has been a steady and time-tested partner” and that “any objective evaluation of our relationship over many decades would confirm that it has actually served both our countries very, very well.”

Tags: ECONOMY, PAKISTAN/ INDIA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 09 07:48

 Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly remained optimistic about the midterm election results despite the disappointment of some Republican voters expecting a red tsunami during an interview on The Daily Wire Backstage.

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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 09 07:43

 Trump-backed Tim Scott cruised past his Democrat opponent Krystle Mathews in South Carolina’s U.S. Senate race.

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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 09 07:42

Utah Republican Mike Lee has won the Utah Senate race, defeating never-Trump candidate Evan McMullin.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 09 07:41

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won re-election hours after saying crime was down in New York - despite the city's own statistics showing offenses up nearly 30 percent.

The Democrat, who campaigned with struggling New York Governor Kathy Hochul earlier on Election Day, spoke to radio show The Breakfast Club about the issue.

'A lot of people think that crime is up, when we actually see that shootings are down, when we see that huge indicators on the most violent crime in New York City is down.'

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 09 07:39

Floridians are bracing for Tropical Storm Nicole as it is set to become a Category 1 hurricane when it hits the Sunshine State on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service said the storm, which has reached winds up to 70 mph, is at 'very near hurricane strength' as it strikes the Bahamas overnight.

In Florida, residents living along the coast and in flood-prone areas from Palm Beach County to Volusia County have been ordered to evacuate ahead of a potential touchdown from the storm.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 09 07:38

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy declared victory on Tuesday saying that Republicans had secured enough seats to flip control of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

"I want to thank the millions of supporters across this country," said McCarthy, R-Calif. "It is clear we are going to take the House back." 

McCarthy told a throng of supporters at a victory party in Washington, D.C., that the feat was possible because of the diverse array of candidates Republicans had recruited this cycle.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 09 07:33

A judge Tuesday evening rejected the RNC’s effort to extend voting hours in Maricopa County, Arizona by 3 hours after problems with vote tabulators created problems and led to long lines.

Emergency hearing in Maricopa County about claims of voting tabulator issues. RNC seeking a 3 hour extension of voting hours. County and Kelly cmapaign saying the complaint is nonsense, voting centers have been open and operational all day with limited issues.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 09 07:32

Why don’t you talk about something that matters?” President Biden replied to a journalist asking about why he fist-bumped Saudi dictator Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) during his “begging for barrels” trip to the Middle East in July. Biden hoped the Saudis would rescue his presidency by pumping more oil in order to lower American gasoline prices and prevent the demolition of the Democratic Party in the mid-term elections.

On the eve of Biden’s “begging for barrels” tour, federal data confirmed the wreckage of his economic policies. The inflation rate soared to 9.1%, much worse than forecast. Biden has decimated the purchasing power of the dollar as real wages for Americans declined for the 15th straight month. Biden traveled as a desperate man whose own political party is facing a horrendous pummeling in November.

Tags: ECONOMY, SAUDI ARABIA, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 09 07:31

The Middle East and North Africa region is emerging as a significant arms-producing area, according to an overview of the arms industry by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) published on 1 November 2022.

The development marks a pivotal shift for a region that has historically relied on outside powers like Russia and the US for military acquisitions and build-ups.

While Israel has maintained its spot as the main arms exporter in the Middle East, countries such as Turkey and Iran have been positioning themselves as key producers. 

Tags: MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 09 07:31

Bitcoin fell to a two-year low and the crypto market slid after a shocking run on billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX cryptocurrency exchange and subsequent pact for an acquisition from rival Binance, as the crypto industry shook from the collapse of one of its foremost institutions.

Sam Bankman-Fried

It's been a chilly week for Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX.

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced early Tuesday that his company signed a letter of intent to acquire FTX due to a “significant liquidity crunch” at Bankman-Fried’s firm.

The instability at one of crypto’s most trusted institutions sent related assets tumbling, and bitcoin tanked 11% to $18,300 Tuesday, a nearly 75% loss from its peak of just under $68,000 last November.

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 09 07:30

Days before the midterm elections, Pastor David MacLellan was ready to preach far-right politics through Bible verses to his small congregation. MacLellan, a hulking man with a long, grizzled black beard, isn’t an ordinary pastor. He proudly identifies himself as a far-right, extremist pastor and a Christian nationalist, someone who believes American politics should reflect fundamentalist Christian values. 

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RELIGION/ATHEISM
Posted on: Nov 09 07:29

We're tracking dozens of state ballot measures and propositions under consideration in 2022.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 09 07:28

Meta is laying off 13% of its staff, or more than 11,000 employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a letter to employees Wednesday.

“Today I’m sharing some of the most difficult changes we’ve made in Meta’s history,” Zuckerberg said in the letter. “I’ve decided to reduce the size of our team by about 13% and let more than 11,000 of our talented employees go. We are also taking a number of additional steps to become a leaner and more efficient company by cutting discretionary spending and extending our hiring freeze through Q1.”

Shares of Meta were up 4% in premarket trading.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 09 07:24

Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock holds less than a one point lead over Republican ex-NFL star Herschel Walker in the key Senate race that will likely head to a runoff election in December that could decide which party takes the majority.

As of 2:20 a.m on Wednesday morning., with 97 percent of precincts reporting, Warnock was up by about 31,000 votes, leading Walker 49.4 to 48.6, on a night that Democrats across the country defied the odds and a GOP red wave failed to materialize. 

Warnock had 1,922,548 votes to Walker's 1,891,284.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 09 07:15

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Posted on: Nov 09 07:13

The number one issue in today’s midterms may be the economy.  This is not because it is good, it’s because the Biden economy is terrible. 

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 08 19:58

‘CBS Mornings’ spent all day in Democrat precincts in Florida that Joe Biden ‘won’ in 2020 and they could not find one Charlie Crist supporter.

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Posted on: Nov 08 19:57

7 in 10 voters are unhappy with the state of the nation and largely negative on Joe Biden, according to CNN exit polls.

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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 08 19:56

Steve Bannon, former chief strategist for President Trump’s White House and current head of the War Room, the most compelling show on the Internet about current events, will not be going to jail today. 

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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 08 19:55

Biden’s corrupt FBI announced this week that certain gun purchases will be delayed starting next week.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 08 19:54

The Champaign County Illinois Clerk’s Office announced the computer server is under cyber-attack.

The cyber-attacks have been ongoing for the last month.

But the clerk’s office says no data will be compromised and the election will be secure.

How do they know?

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 08 15:47

President Joe Biden just got another round of horrible news as November’s crucial midterm elections have arrived.

A brand new poll found that just 39 percent of respondents approved of the job Biden is doing as president. Only 9 percent said they believe the country is heading in the right direction under Biden and Democratic leadership, with a whopping 74 percent saying America is on the wrong track.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 08 15:33
Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 08 14:53

President Joe Biden, who had been sounding an optimistic note about the midterms, finally conceded Monday night that it'll be 'tougher' for his party to win the House as polls point to a Republican victory.

Biden's comments come as his approval rating dropped down to 39%. His low numbers and fears of a red wave coming out of Tuesday's election has some in the Democratic Party calling for a 'next generation candidate' to run for the White House in 2024.

'I think we'll win the Senate. I think the House is tougher,' the president told reporters at the White House after he returned from his final campaign rally, where he pleaded with voters to send more Democrats to Congress.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 08 14:50

Three large groups of illegal aliens simultaneously entered one Texas county on Tuesday as voters head to the polls with immigration and border security at the forefront of the national conversation.

Mobs of migrants have been crossing into Maverick County, TX, on a daily basis as the Biden border crisis continues to grow worse.

“Another busy morning in the Eagle Pass area with three separate large groups already crossing illegally all at the same time,” Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin reported on Tuesday morning.

Melugin published photo and videos of groups ranging in size from roughly 120 to 250 that illegally entered the city of Eagle Pass and nearby Normandy.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 08 14:50