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"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." -- Patrick Henry 

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Major Conflict With China “is coming,” U.S. Strategic Command's chief warns outright. 

Russia’s war in Ukraine is a “warm up” to a protracted conflict with China for the U.S., the strategic forces commander suggests. 

Navy Admiral Charles A. Richard, has warned that the U.S. should anticipate, and prepare for, a protracted conflict with China in the near future – which could be triggered by further hostile actions toward Taiwan by Chinese forces. U.S. Strategic Command - one of the Defense Department's (DoD) 11 unified combatant commands in the U.S. Department of Defense - is responsible for America's nuclear triad.    

The remarks were given publicly by Richard at the Naval Submarine League’s 2022 Annual Symposium & Industry Update’s Awards Luncheon on November 3rd and were subsequently published by DoD.  

Tags: CHINA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 07 07:42

There is now emerging among congressional Republicans (at last) a recognition that (though they have until recently been every bit as neocon and pro-military-industrial-complex as their Democratic Party colleagues have been and are), the best path forward for the Republican Party to again come to hold the reins of power in the U.S. federal Government is for congressional Republicans to declare the war in Ukraine to be a Democratic Party project (begun, in fact, by Barack Obama, back in February 2014, and even earlier, starting secretly in 2011), and to present themselves as being instead the party of peace, anti-war, and favoring domestic spending instead of spending on foreign countries. So: who, REALLY, have been the leaders in Congress backing the $40-billion+ U.S. expenditure to defeat Russia in the battlefields of Ukraine?

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 07 07:40

Multiple reports show the world's largest nuclear submarine, the USS Rhode Island, left the Port of Gibraltar on Spain's south coast last week and was last seen entering the Mediterranean. British newspaper Daily Express said the nuclear submarine is "reportedly heading towards the Black Sea." 

The Italian newspaper la Repubblica said USS Rhode Island, which arrived in Gibraltar on Nov. 1, entered the Mediterranean Sea on Friday. The Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine can carry 24 Trident II missiles capable of hitting targets 18 thousand kilometers away. 

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
Posted on: Nov 07 07:26

US Central Command launched warplanes based in the Persian Gulf toward Iran after Saudi Arabia claimed Tehran was planning an imminent attack on the kingdom, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia made the warning last week, but there’s no indication that Iran is planning to attack the country besides the Saudi claim. The Saudis also warned that Iran was planning attacks on Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, where Tehran has launched strikes in recent weeks. But there haven’t been Iranian attacks in Iraq since the Saudi’s warning.

The deployment of the US warplanes toward Iran demonstrates the continued close military ties between Washington and Riyadh despite President Biden’s warnings of “consequences” over the OPEC+ decision to reduce oil production by 2 million barrels per day.

Tags: IRAN, SAUDI ARABIA
Posted on: Nov 07 07:24

On October 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would not use nuclear weapons; on the same day, US President Joe Biden said he would.

Two days earlier, at talks being held between the US, Japan and South Korea, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman explained that the "ironclad" US commitment to defending Japan and South Korea meant that the US "will use the full range of U.S. defense capabilities to defend our allies, including nuclear, conventional and missile defense capabilities."

That line is striking and dangerous. It means that the US first strike policy would be triggered, not only by an attack on the US, but by an attack on US allies: and not just its NATO allies.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
Posted on: Nov 07 07:23

Washington is moving forward with assisting Finland in improving its security situation at a moment its controversial application to joint NATO remains stalled due to objections from Turkey and Hungary.  

The State Department has approved the potential sale of $535 million worth of guided multiple launch rocket systems (GMLRS) and related equipment to Helsinki. Among other things, the GMLRS transfer will contribute to land and air defense capabilities for Europe's northernmost allied outpost near Russia. 

Tags: EUROPE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 07 07:23

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has in recent months held secret talks with high-level Russian officials, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing unnamed US and allied officials.

The officials said that the talks were aimed at reducing the risk of the war in Ukraine turning into a broader conflict and that Sullivan warned Moscow against using nuclear weapons. They said Sullivan held talks with Yuri Ushakov, a foreign policy advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.

As of Sunday night in Washington DC, the talks haven’t been confirmed by the White House or the Kremlin. National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson was asked if Sullivan had the conversations and replied, “People claim a lot of things.”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 07 07:22

Two US supersonic B-1B bombers flew over South Korea on Saturday, marking the first time the bombers were deployed to the region since 2017 as tensions continue to rise on the Korean peninsula.

The bombers participated in the last day of massive aerial war games the US and South Korea held, known as Vigilant Storm. The exercises were initially set to conclude on Friday but were extended into Saturday over North Korea’s missile tests.

North Korea made clear that it would respond to Vigilant Storm, which involved about 240 US and South Korean aircraft. This year’s iteration of the drills was the largest ever, and Pyongyang reacted by launching missiles and artillery.

After the drills were extended into Saturday, North Korea launched four more missiles. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced the extension of the war games after meeting with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday and said the US would deploy more strategic assets to the region.

Tags: KOREA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 07 07:21

Iran’s embattled national currency has hit a new all-time low amid ongoing protests and a lack of progress in efforts to restore the country’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

The rate of the United States dollar for the first time broke past the 350,000 mark against the Iranian rial in the open market at the start of the working week on Saturday. The rial continued its decline, falling to about 362,000 per dollar later in the day.

Tags: ECONOMY, IRAN
Posted on: Nov 07 07:17

A woman protesting at a Manhattan rally for Governor Kathy Hochul was choked by another person in attendance Saturday evening, footage shows.  

The video, posted by Viral News New York, shows the moments when a supporter of Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin was attacked by at least two people while protesting the Governor's campaign appearance. 

Hochul was holding an event alongside Bravo's Andy Cohen near the Stonewall Inn.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 07 07:16

The New York Times published a piece Saturday accusing Republicans and prominent right-wing personalities of spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories about the night Paul Pelosi was attacked - while not addressing glaring questions about the assault in their reporting.

After the attack on Pelosi, 82, in the early morning hours on October 28, different theories have circulated in regard to what happened that night.

There have been theories that the attack had been staged, questions about whether Pelosi knew his attacker, and even a theory that the assault was the result of an extramarital gay affair. 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 07 07:00

Dozens of protesters were injured on Sunday as Iranian security forces cracked down on the hundreds gathered to protest against the killing of yet another Kurdish woman at the hands of the authorities in Tehran. 

The attack on protesters in Mariwan comes two days after 16 protesters were gunned down in the Baluchi area in southeast Iran by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), raising the number of people killed to 304 across the country, including 41 children.

Nasrin Ghaderi, a woman from the city of Mariwan who resided in Tehran, was hit several times in the head during a protest in the capital, sending her into a coma and later passing away in hospital on Saturday night. The family was prevented from burying her in Mariwan, as they had wished to do, and were forced by the intelligence services to have a funeral without anyone present.

Tags: IRAN
Posted on: Nov 07 06:59

Bahrain will continue to build its relationship with Israel after former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies triumphed in Israel's general election, the diplomatic adviser to Bahrain's king said on Saturday.

Arab leaders have largely been silent about the victory of Netanyahu, whose record of hardline opposition to Shia Muslim power Iran has helped forge ties with Sunni Muslim Gulf leaders.

Israel, under Netanyahu's government in 2020, normalised ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain - where concern over Iran's regional sway dominates security strategy - under US-brokered normalisation pacts, dubbed the "Abraham Accords". 

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST
Posted on: Nov 07 06:57

Thousands of people took to the streets across Peru on Saturday to demand the resignation of embattled President Pedro Castillo, a leftist whose government is under investigation for corruption.

Carrying the Andean nation's vertically striped red-white-red flag and signs with anti-government slogans, protesters marched towards the opposition-dominated Congress in the capital Lima.

Castillo has called those who oppose his government "reactionaries" and "the enemies of people".

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RELIGION/ATHEISM, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Posted on: Nov 07 06:57

According to MiddleEastMonitor, a leading Israeli newspaper said that Israel “is now closing in on a right-wing, religious and authoritarian revolution” aimed at destroying democracy.  The recent Israeli elections have brought Benyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party back to power, but with the ultra-right wing religious party led by Itamar Ben-Gvir as an allied partner.

Israel defines itself as a Jewish and democratic state.  It has democratic institutions, such as elections to the Knesset, but has been officially labeled by the UN and human rights organizations as an apartheid state.

Zionism is Israel’s national ideology. Zionists believe Judaism is a nationality as well as a religion.

Palestinian territory, encompassing the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem, has been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967 according to the UN and the western world.

UN General Assembly passed a resolution labeling Zionism “a form of racism and racial discrimination” in 1975, though it was repealed 16 years later.

Tags: ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 07 06:56

Tech entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of the Covid Early Treatment Foundation, Steve Kirsch, talks about his article titled “Evidence of Harm” and subtitled “A Short Collection of Key Evidence Showing Covid Vaccines are Not Safe and Effective, Not Even Close. They are the Most Deadly Vaccines We’ve Ever Produced.”

Kirsch also talks about how government public health agencies, including the CDC and the FDA, as well as The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice, studiously avoid looking at data showing how dangerous covid vaccines are.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 07 06:56

The U.S. Government tries to hide how obscenely top-end the nation’s wealth-distribution is; but one remarkably clear presentation of it (the U.S. private-wealth distribution)  was the web-page from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System that presented an “Overview” of “Distribution of Wealth” starting in “1989:Q3” and extending up till “2021:Q2”. (It will be presented even more clearly here, using their reported data.)

The following shows breakdowns of the wealth-quintiles — percentages of the wealth held by the nation’s households, all the way from the top fifth to the bottom fifth — in the “US$ Trillions” for each fifth — during the latter quarter (the “2021:Q2”), as is shown on that web-page:

  • Top 5th =Top 20% total $94.68T ($36.23T for top 1% + $58.45T for all of the next 19%)
  • 2nd 5th =Top 40%-Top 20%: $20.68T
  • 3rd 5th = Top 60%-Top 40%: $9.62T
  • 4th 5th = Top 80%-Top 60%: $5.41T
  • 5th 5th = Too 100%-Top 80%: $3.69T
  • 100% = $94.68T + $20.68T + $9.62T + $5.41T + $3.69T = $134.08T total.
Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 07 06:54

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey criticized the social media company for quietly tracking the devices users share tweets from.

Dorsey characterized the feature as a 'step backwards,' but noted that it was added last year before Elon Musk took over the company.

The 45-year-old stepped down as Twitter's CEO last November, and it is unclear whether the device tracking feature was added before or after his departure

His comments came amidst a spat of tweets he fired off Sunday evening, including an exchange he got into with Musk over the renaming of the Twitter feature Birdwatch. 

On Saturday Musk announced that Birdwatch - intended to hamper misinformation by allowing users to add notes to tweets - would be rebranded as 'Community Notes,' a name which Dorsey called 'the most boring Facebook name ever.'

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA
Posted on: Nov 07 06:53

Look at the chart below. The chart explains everything.

It explains why Washington is so worried about China’s explosive growth. It explains why the US continues to hector China on the issues of Taiwan and the South China Sea. It explains why Washington sends congressional delegations to Taiwan in defiance of Beijing’s explicit requests.

It explains why the Pentagon continues to send US warships through the Taiwan Strait and ship massive amounts of lethal weaponry to Taipei.

It explains why Washington is creating anti-China coalitions in Asia that are aimed at encircling and provoking Beijing. It explains why the Biden administration is stepping up its trade war on China, imposing onerous economic sanctions on its businesses, and banning critical high-tech semi-conductors that are “are essential not just… for virtually every aspect of modern society, from electronic products and transport to the design and production of all manner of goods.” It explains why China has been singled-out in the US National Security Strategy (NSS) as “the only competitor with both the intent and, increasingly, the capability to reshape the international order.” It explains why Washington now regards China as its biggest and most formidable strategic adversary that must be isolated, demonized and defeated.

Tags: CHINA, ECONOMY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 07 06:50

Keisha Lance Bottoms, a former mayor of Atlanta and now a senior adviser for public engagement at the White House, claims that “misinformation” allegedly spread by his political opponents is to blame for Biden’s disastrous performance in office.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 07 06:50

While the oil giants are making record profits thanks to energy prices rising, and European factories are firing because they can’t pay their gas and electricity bills, the US is sending energy to Europe with their ships loaded with expensive LNG. 

Fearing that we do have not enough, now they are sending us another huge amount of energy: nuclear weapons. The United States will send 100 upgraded B61-12 nuclear bombs to Europe in December.

They will replace the previous ones in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, and Turkey, and will likely be deployed against Russia in other NATO countries, such as Poland and Finland.

In its strategic documents, the Pentagon announces:

We will use nuclear weapons to defend the vital interests of the United States and its allies.”

This constitutes a change of strategy that brings the world even closer to a nuclear war, which would cause the disappearance of the human species from the face of the Earth.

What will Russia do now?

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
Posted on: Nov 07 06:49

Joe Biden traveled to Westchester County, New York Sunday evening to deliver remarks at a Democrat campaign event.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 07 06:49

Barack Obama and Joe Biden held a joint rally together in Philadelphia on Saturday.

It was the first time the two appeared together at a rally since the stolen 2020 election.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 07 06:48

Read carefully. Pfizer is committing crimes against humanity, specifically against our children.

The vaccine has resulted in cardiac arrest not in an elderly person but in a two month old baby.

“Why did they not follow up on the 2-month-old baby’s condition, after going into cardiac arrest an hour after receiving an experimental vaccine? Why is there no further information? Is it because he died? Or was the baby removed from an experiment? Why would the author of the report not mention this?”

We call upon the US Department of Justice to undertake a criminal investigation against Pfizer.

We call upon governments worldwide to immediately suspend the mRNA vaccine.

A class action law suit is also required on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the mRNA vaccine.

Never mentioned by the media, Pfizer has a criminal record with the US Department of Justice.

In 2009 Pfizer was indicted on charges of “fraudulent marketing”.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 07 06:48

The Founder and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has created a new social platform called ‘Bluesky,’ a social networking ecosystem based on decentralized protocols.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 07 06:48
Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 07 06:48

Hochul has tried to frame her slip in the polls, amidst soaring crime in the state, as being nothing more than fear-mongering by Republicans.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 07 06:47

When it comes to fighting inflation, the Democrats always come up with asinine ideas. In this case, Chef Boyardee plays a starring role. Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat Congressman from NY AND the fundraising head of the DCCC had his ‘let them eat cake’ moment yesterday.

Due to redistricting, Maloney is in a very tight race. As of this last week, it’s now considered a toss-up. Today, he went on NBC’s Meet The Press and informed viewers that Joe Biden has been getting a bum rap and has accomplished a lot more than anyone realizes. 

Let’s see, what has Biden accomplished thus far? No new jobs since he took office. The disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal. Our foreign policy in a shambles. The border is a sieve. And then there’s inflation. It seems Sean Maloney knows exactly how his constituents feel and this is his advice for them. 

“Yeah, well, I grew up in a family where, you know, if the gas price went up, the food budget went down,” Rep. Maloney said. “So by this time of the week, we’d be eating Chef Boyardee if that budget wasn’t gonna change. So that’s what families have to do. Here’s what we should do,” Maloney said before discussing actions that he says would lower inflation.

Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 07 06:47

Kyiv was having hourly rotating blackouts in parts of the city and the surrounding region on Sunday.

Rolling blackouts were also planned in the Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Kharkiv and Poltava regions, Ukraine's state-owned energy operator Ukrenergo said.

Kyiv plans to deploy about 1,000 heating points but it is unclear if that would be enough for a city of three million people.

The mayor of Kyiv is warning residents to prepare for the worst this winter if Russia keeps striking the country's energy infrastructure.

It means having no electricity, water or heat in the freezing cold cannot be ruled out in the Ukrainian capital.

People walk in a park during a blackout in Kyiv. Mayor Vitali Klitschko said: Kyiv was having hourly rotating blackouts in parts of the city and the surrounding region on Sunday evening 'Our enemies are doing everything for the city to be without heat, without electricity, without water supply, in general, so we all die'

People walk in a park during a blackout in Kyiv. The Ukrainian capital was having hourly rotating blackouts in parts of the city and the surrounding region on Sunday evening

Tags: ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 07 06:45