Thought for the day

"When people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is more tyranny. Apologies to Thomas Jefferson!" -- Michael Rivero
"A rocket will never be able to leave Earth's atmosphere." -- New York Times, 1936

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 Alec Baldwin, apparently keen to further displace blame and liability for the accidental 2021 shooting death of Halyna Hutchins, has filed a lawsuit against several crew members working on the scandal-plagued film "Rust."

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 13 09:09

 A top Maricopa County election official blasted critics who are frustrated over slow ballot counting that remains ongoing days after Election Day.

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Posted on: Nov 13 09:08

 As often happens with large retail chains of any kind, Walgreens decided to close three Boston locations this week. The pharmacy chain's explanation for the closures implied that it did not make financial sense for the company to keep the locations open, blaming the "dynamics of the local market and changes in the buying habits of our patients."

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 13 09:07

 A pharmaceutical company lost billions in stock valuation after a fake Twitter account tweeted that insulin was free in the latest debacle from Elon Musk's acquisition of the social media company.

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Posted on: Nov 13 09:06

 The United States Department of Health and Human Services did not inform states or healthcare providers of any intent to lift the COVID public health emergency by its Friday deadline, extending the emergency into at least January.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 13 09:06

 Veterans Day is an opportunity not only to honor those who have served our country in uniform. We must also help these heroes overcome some of the pressing challenges they face every day. At the top of this list of hurdles is navigating the friendly fire of the overcomplicated healthcare system.

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Posted on: Nov 13 09:05

Canadians are resorting to desperate measures as they struggle to deal with the rising cost of food and inflation. 

According to a Nanos Research survey commissioned by CTV News, nearly 60% of Canadians said they switched to less expensive brands in the last month to cope with the situation. 

Another 25% said they were stockpiling food, while 17% resorted to cutting out meals altogether because groceries were too expensive. 

The survey found that young Canadians were the most impacted with over 70% of people between the age of 18 and 34 saying they are purchasing cheaper food items.

Nanos polled 1,000 Canadians between Oct. 30 and Nov. 4 on their food spending habits. 

Tags: CANADA, ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 13 08:40

A B-17 bomber appeared to stray into the blindspot of a P-63 Kingcorbra as the historic World War II-era planes collided in midair outside of Dallas on Saturday.   

Six people are feared dead at the Wings Over Dallas event when the P-63, seemingly unable to spot the B-17 below it, crashed into the large bomber, sending debris flying and igniting a fire nearby.

Jason Evans, a Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman, told the Dallas Morning News that the crash occurred at around 1.30pm above the Dallas Executive Airport. 

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Posted on: Nov 13 08:39

Former US national security advisor John Bolton joked about the First Amendment as a protesting journalist was detained for accusing him of lying about weapons of mass destruction and “covering up war crimes in Afghanistan.”

Bolton’s speech at an Institute for Policy Innovation conference in Texas on Thursday was interrupted by journalist Tayler Hansen, who stood up and accused the long-time war-hawk of lying about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction prior to the 2003 US invasion.

“You essentially genocided the Iraqi people,” Hansen shouted at Bolton. “And you covered up war crimes in Afghanistan, sir.”

“Why did you celebrate the arrest of Julian Assange?” Hansen continued. “Why do you think that’s acceptable, sir? Is celebrating war crimes acceptable?”

Hansen was detained by security and removed from the conference. As he was led away, Bolton drew applause from the crowd when he remarked “that’s another example of the First Amendment at work,” referring to the US Constitution’s guarantee of free speech. 

Tags: DICTATORSHIP
Posted on: Nov 13 08:38

 A federal judge has reversed a Biden Administration rule that directed the Department of Health and Human Services to increase access to sex change surgeries and hormone therapies, including to children, in a Friday ruling.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 13 08:37

 Republican and Republican-leaning Independents have shifted their views of who they believe is the best choice to be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2024.

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Posted on: Nov 13 08:36

 Sam Bankman-Fried, the now-bankrupt founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, gave a staggering sum of money to Democrats and far-left causes this midterm election cycle before his multi-billion dollar empire imploded this week.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 13 08:35

 Election night did not deliver the overwhelming victory Republicans had hoped for on a national level, but on a local level — in school board races — conservatives picked up a wave of wins across the country.

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Posted on: Nov 13 08:35

 One of the top officials in the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Steven D’Antuono, is reportedly retiring from the agency at the end of the month.

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Posted on: Nov 13 08:34

Watch China Overtake The US As the World’s Major Trading Partner

The animated map above shows how quickly China overtook the US to become the largest trading partner for the vast majority of the world’s countries. It covers the period between 1980 and 2018 and countries change colour depending on whether they trade more with the US (blue) or more with China (red).

Up until 2001 (the year China joined the WTO) 80% of the world traded more with the US than China. However, today 128 out of 190 countries (2/3rd) trade more with China than the US. With 90 countries trading twice as much with China as the US (dark red).

The map was created by the Lowy Institute using data from the IMF’s Direction of Trade Statistics Database and focuses on bilateral trade flows (both imports and exports).

When looking just at country’s biggest source of imports, the map is even more skewed. Here’s a map of countries that import more from the U.S, Germany or China.

Tags: CHINA, ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 13 08:33

 A new study of nationwide hospital databases found that at least 1,130 adolescents between 2016 and 2019 received “gender-affirming” chest surgeries in the U.S.

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Posted on: Nov 13 08:33

The FTX crypto slush fund run by now-disgraced Sam Bankman-Fried (and his MIT college buddies) laundered money for Ukraine into nearly $40 million worth of campaign donations for Democrats in the 2022 mid-term elections.

Over the last year, Joe Biden and the Democrats have pushed through well over $50 billion in funding for Ukraine, using US taxpayer money. Internationally, over $100 billion has been donated to Ukraine, according to Devex.com which has compiled worldwide donations and grants to the Ukrainian cause.

FTX simultaneously processed donations to Ukraine by using its crypto infrastructure. As CoinDesk.com reported in May of this year, “Ukraine Partners With FTX, Everstake to Launch New Crypto Donation Website.”

In other words, the corrupt Ukraine regime partnered with a corrupt crypto slush fund to take dollars from the corrupt US government and funnel them into the hands of corrupt Democrat candidates to win rigged mid-term elections.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 13 08:31

Did you ever wonder where all those billions of dollars were going in Ukraine? Did you ever wonder why anyone was trusting the elites in US politics like the Bidens with billions in funds going to Ukraine? Today it turns out that these were excellent questions.

  We have information that the tens of billions of dollars going to Ukraine were actually laundered back to the US to corrupt Democrats and elites using FTX cryptocurrency. Now the money is gone and FTX is bankrupt. Earlier today we reported that the FTX cryptocurrency appeared to be used in a ponzi scheme involving the Democrats and Ukraine. The word is now out. The Democrats sent tens of billions to Ukraine and then laundered this money back to Democrat pockets and funds in the US. Now the company is bankrupt and the funds are nowhere to be found.

This information was shared on Twitter and we can confirm from our sources that this is accurate.

Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 13 08:29

When something is so obvious, if the outcome makes no sense, if the outcome is literally impossible, then it is what it is. Forget “proof.” You know it. You saw it. You felt it. You experienced it. It happened. It’s real.

The 2022 midterm was just stolen. Just like 2020. 

If you disagree, you’re either delusional, or terribly naïve, or brain dead. Or you’re in on the fix. 

It’s time to admit we’re all part of a massive experiment in fraud, theft, brainwashing, and gaslighting to a degree never seen in world history.

Think of all the times in just the past few years you’ve been gaslighted. They lied to you about open borders…they lied about Hillary’s 30,000 deleted emails…they lied about spying on Trump…they lied about Russian Collusion…they lied about a perfectly fine Ukrainian phone call…they lied about massive Biden corruption in Ukraine and China… they lied about the Hunter Biden laptop…they lied about the origins of Covid…they lied about the need for lockdowns and masks…they lied about the need for Covid vaccines…they lied about the vaccines being “safe and effective”…they lied and covered up all the deaths and injuries from the vaccine…they lied about the success of miracle drugs Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin…they lied about the stolen 2020 election…

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 13 08:26

Face reality America, we are in a rapidly unfolding Communist Revolution right now. It has been in the works for over a century. If America goes down, every free country follows. 

Paraphrasing an article from Trevor Loudon, millions of Americans are still in complete denial. Some think the military is secretly going to right the ship and save us. The truth is, a president was outmaneuvered by an alliance of Communists, globalists and even traitors in the Republican party. The “Deep State” is now almost fully in control. Any patriotic/conservative isn’t coming to be president anytime before 2024 — if we still have meaningful elections by then. To make sure they can never be voted out of office, the Democrats/Communists plan to enfranchise 22 million illegal immigrants, abolish the electoral college, gain at least four more far left senators through Puerto Rico and D.C. statehood, and flood the country with tens of millions more refugees and illegal immigrants. They also plan to nationally introduce voting “reforms,” i.e. mass mail-in balloting, abolition of ID requirements, etc. that will guarantee Democratic/Communist party control from now on. See HR-1.

If Democrats/Communists can abolish the Senate filibuster and place at least four more leftist “justices” on the Supreme Court, there will be virtually no way to stop any of this if we rely on traditional political methods. We’re undergoing a Marxist-Leninist revolution driven by China — right now, in real time.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 13 08:25

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been in politics for decades, and never has an election bewildered him as much as the 2022 midterms.

“I’ve never been as wrong as I was this year,” Gingrich, an Epoch Times contributor, said on Nov. 10.

“It makes me challenge every model I’m aware of, and realize that I have to really stop and spend a good bit of time thinking and trying to put it all together.”

People from both sides of the aisle were projecting substantial losses for the Democratic Party amid rising discontent over inflation, the economy, and crime. But that expected red wave didn’t happen. ​​

The Senate is currently a tossup. And with 211 House seats won against the Democrats’ 192, the GOP is still poised to take charge of the lower chamber when Congress convenes in the new year, but with less leverage than initially hoped.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 13 08:25

The findings come despite the pouring of over $800 billion of US taxpayer money into the military in 2021, and notwithstanding the Pentagon’s heavy reliance on the Air Force to do the heavy lifting in the majority of its operations across the globe, including the bombing of multiple countries.

Just five of the 49 types of aircraft in the US military’s arsenal met mission readiness targets for five or more years during the period between fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2021, the Government Accountability Office has revealed.

In a comprehensive 352-page report released this week, the congressional spending watchdog indicated that issues like aircraft age, maintenance problems and spare parts availability dramatically hindered readiness levels – measured by fleet aircraft ability to fly and perform at least one mission.

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 13 08:24

 Republicans will fail to gain enough seats to take back the Senate majority, according to a projection by DecisionDeskHQ. The Senate will remain under Democrat control, since ties are broken by the vice president.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 13 08:17

 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) absolutely roasted a traveler who apparently tried to sneak a handgun through security by hiding it inside a raw chicken.

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Posted on: Nov 13 08:17

 Supporters of Donald Trump claim that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is responsible for Senate losses because he failed to direct sufficient funding to candidates who ran with the endorsement of the former president. An analysis of campaign finance records by The Daily Wire explored whether that is true.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 13 08:16

The Democrats are happy to take money from anyone they can.  The Clintons have made this their mission. 

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Posted on: Nov 13 08:15

Last year, Joe Biden announced US troops would be deployed to Kenya to help the terror-torn nation and aid in counter-terrorism efforts.
 

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Posted on: Nov 13 08:14

Senators Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, and Rick Scott are circulating a letter among GOP senators to delay elections until all of the votes are counted and the Republicans know if they will hold a majority.

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Posted on: Nov 13 08:14

On Friday, we first learned courtesy of a mystery twitter account belonging to an anonymous FTX insider, that the now bankrupt crypto exchange held just $900 million in liquid assets (including, among other things, a $7.3 million online bet by Democrat megadonor Sam Bankman-Fried for Trump to lose).

Source: minigrogu

Of the $900 million in liquid assets, the largest portion - or roughly half - was in the form of $470mn of Robinhood shares owned by a Bankman-Fried vehicle not listed in Friday’s bankruptcy filing, which included 134 corporate entities. The liquid assets represent just 10% of the total assets (including $5.4BN in semi-liquid and $3.2BN in illiquid) and is a fraction of the $9 billion in liabilities at FTX which will now make their way through bankruptcy court for the next several years.

The document, which the FT also tracked down on Saturday and discussed here, and which was shared with prospective investors before the bankruptcy, provides a detailed picture of the financial hole in the FTX crypto empire and suggests customers of FTX international may face steep losses on cash and crypto assets they held on the exchange (and speaking of the 134 subs that FTX listed on its bankruptcy filing, the FT notes that the company had incorrectly listing entities it did not own in its initial filing, while as we reported earlier, the exchange suffered an apparent hack on Friday night that drained its balances to zero).

Aside from the spreadsheet shown above, the FT also noted another spreadsheet which references the $5bn of withdrawals last Sunday - which as everyone knows by know were precipitated by CZ telling the world he would pull his money after the "recent revelations" and sparking a bank run on FTX which the exchange did not have nearly the fund to defend against; the sheet also noted a negative $8bn entry described as “hidden, poorly internally labled ‘fiat@’ account”.

Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 13 08:13