"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin
Three days after the election, Americans still eagerly await to hear who will control Congress.
Counting delays in states like Nevada and Arizona have left the nation on the edge of its seats. Only a few seats remain uncalled. However, one U.S. Senator is fuming over the holdup.
Fox News reports, “Senator Tom Cotton spoke with “Fox & Friends” Friday. Cotton gave his opinion on the current controversy regarding the vote counting in the two states holding up knowing who won the midterms and control of Congress.”
The article continues to quote Cotton as he says, “The people of Nevada and Arizona deserve better. They deserve more than the electoral system the
politicians in Arizona and Nevada have delivered to them,” Cotton said. “Our nation as a whole deserves better. This is especially true when you have the power of Congress hanging in the balance.”
Cotton is not the only critic that has commented on the delay. Fox reports, “In an age when we have GPS and instant texting, the obvious answer is that the country should be able to get accurate votes within one day,” former Assistant Secretary of State Robert Charles said on “Fox & Friends First” Friday.”
Of the hundreds of millions of Covid vaccine doses given in the U.S. since late 2020, there have been around 1,000 reports of vaccine-related myocarditis or pericarditis in children under age 18, primarily young males, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Most of those who developed the condition have fully recovered, although research so far has only looked at how well they're doing after several months.Some doctors wonder if it can cause permanent damage to the heart.
Now, the first research in the U.S. is underway, tracking adverse health effects — if any — that may appear in the years following a diagnosis of vaccine-associated heart problems. Moderna has already launched two trials, the most recent in September. Pfizer confirmed that at least one of its trials, which will include up to 500 teens and young adults under age 21, is slated to begin in the next couple of months.
THE GRADUATE STUDENT was alone in the lab on a Saturday, handling a mouse infected with a debilitating virus, when the needle slipped. She wore two gowns, two pairs of shoe covers, a hair net, a face mask, and two pairs of gloves. Gingerly, she had pointed the needle at the mouse’s abdomen and injected the antibody. The animal was infected with a recombinant strain of Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that has sparked epidemics in Africa and the Caribbean. Chikungunya can wreak havoc in other regions when the right kind of mosquito is present; in 2007 and 2017 there were outbreaks in Italy, and in 2014 the virus hit Florida, infecting 11 people who had not recently traveled abroad. In January 2016, nine months before the researcher stood in the lab that weekend, a locally acquired infection was diagnosed in Texas.
Chikungunya, which means “bent over in pain” in the Makonde language, can lead to chronic arthritis, and its spread through the Americas had made studying it more urgent. The researcher’s team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, was studying the virus in the hope of discovering possible treatments or developing a vaccine. The graduate student was working in a biosafety level 3 lab, a level that often includes a completely sealed perimeter, directional airflow, and full personal protective equipment. But accidents still happened. The team’s experiments were set back when, after withdrawing the needle from the mouse’s belly, the graduate student grazed a finger on her left hand.
The needle pierced through both sets of gloves, but the student saw no blood, so she washed her hands, removed her safety equipment, and left the lab without telling anyone what had happened. Four days later, she ran a fever, and her body ached and convulsed in chills.
War criminal George W Bush and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will be appearing at an event next week at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, in partnership with US government-funded narrative management operations Freedom House and National Endowment for Democracy. The goal of the presentation will reportedly be to address the completely fictional and imaginary concern that congressional Republicans won’t continue supporting US proxy war efforts in Ukraine.
Former US President George W. Bush will hold a public conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky next week with the aim of underscoring the importance of the US continuing to support Ukraine’s war effort against Russia.
The event, which will take place in Dallas and be open to the public, comes amid questions about the willingness of the former president’s Republican Party to maintain support for Ukraine.
“Ukraine is the frontline in the struggle for freedom and democracy. It’s literally under attack as we speak, and it is vitally important that the United States provide the assistance, military and otherwise to help Ukraine defend itself,” David Kramer, the managing director for global policy at the George W. Bush Institute, told CNN. “President Bush believes in standing with Ukraine.”
The Struggle for Freedom event will take place on Wednesday, in partnership with the Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
The United Nations General Assembly is not authorized to establish any mechanisms to make Russia pay ‘reparations,’ as a resolution put for voting on November 14 suggests, Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations said on Sunday.
"The UN General Assembly will be in focus of attention tomorrow again: Western countries plan another acrimonious attack. This time, they are pushing through a UNGA draft resolution on calling Russia responsible, including reparations to Ukraine. They are seeking to set up a mechanism that would not be controlled by the General Assembly. Even non-professionals see the politicized nature and legal futility of this document: the General Assembly doesn’t have such authority," he wrote on his Telegram channel.
According to the Russian diplomat, putting this draft for vote, Western nations are opening a Pandora’s box. "These consequences are seen quite clearly. I wish our Western colleagues demonstrate their utter fidelity to principles and show readiness to repay the damage done to developing countries during the centuries of their colonial policy, slavery and robbery of their natural resources. Let alone hundreds of aggressions and intrusions. Otherwise, it will only highlight the United States’ and its satellites’ double standards and their desire to be above law," he emphasized.
And then yesterday afternoon, Elon Musk told employees of Twitter at an “all-hands meeting” that the company is losing so much money that “bankruptcy is not out of the question.” (Source .)
All of this happened after the great cryptocurrency collapse of Tuesday, when the equivalent of a “bank run” happened when crypto exchange FTX saw $6 billion of withdrawals in a 72-hour span, resulting in them stopping the process of withdrawals. See:
FTX has now declared bankruptcy , and its owner, who was once compared to Warren Buffet, now is looking at possible time in prison and poverty, leaving those who had invested in cryptocurrencies and FTX scrambling to recover, including Miami-Dade County which made a 19-year $90 million agreement with FTX for naming rights to its downtown arena where the NBA team Miami Heat plays. (Source .) And last night, Crypto lending platform BlockFi announced it was halting withdrawals in the wake of the collapse of crypto exchange FTX. (Source .)
The other Big Tech news on Tuesday was that Facebook parent company Meta announced it is slashing more than 11,000 jobs, reducing its workforce by about 13 percent. (Source .)
This follows news that we reported about 2 weeks ago that the Department of Justice has started a probe into Tesla over their claims of having a “self-driving car.” At about the same time this news was reported, Ford and Volkswagen announced that they were halting further investments into AI self-driving vehicles, forcing Argo AI, an AV technology startup founded by Uber and Google veterans, to shut down.
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo calls on Western leaders to tone down their rhetoric in respect of Russia at the Group of Twenty summit in Bali, the Politico newspaper said on Sunday, citing its sources.
According to the Politico, Indonesian officials, including President Widodo, are pressing Western colleagues to be more flexible and look at a possibility of using less tough rhetoric concerning Moscow. It is done to make Russia, which is represented at the summit by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, agree the summit’s final resolution, it said, adding that Widodo would see it as his personal success if the resolution is passed.
The Politico notes that Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil, and China are don’t want to condemn Russia in the final declaration.
Documents obtained by The Grayzone reveal plans by a cell of British military-intelligence figures to organize and train a covert Ukrainian “partisan” army with explicit instructions to attack Russian targets in Crimea.
On October 28th, a Ukrainian drone attack damaged the Russian Black Sea fleet’s flagship vessel in the Crimean port of Sevastopol. Moscow immediately blamed Britain for assisting and orchestrating the strike, as well as blowing up the Nord Stream pipelines – the worst acts of industrial sabotage in recent memory.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee discusses his daughter's victory in the Arkansas gubernatorial race, provides an analysis of the 2022 midterm elections, and the potential of a Fetterman presidential bid 'Mornings with Maria.
In January, an underwater volcano in the South Pacific called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai erupted, sending a massive ash plume up into the sky where it reached 187,000 feet. The result was a cloud of darkness that created a global “diming” effect that will probably be felt for years to come with reduced crop yields.
You see, crops need unimpeded sunlight to reach their full potential. And all that persistent ash and water vapor that was left behind from the eruption prevented that sunlight from reaching the earth’s surface.
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption is said to be the first ever recorded that broke through the third layer of the atmosphere, called the mesosphere. (Related: Hundreds of climate scientists have called for Bill Gates’ “sun dimming” projects to be immediately halted.)
A Su-35S fighter jet of the Russian Aerospace Forces firing a R-37M missile during a test. Source: the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Su-35S multirole fighter jets of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) have recently begun to carry R-37M long-range hypersonic air-to-air missiles while conducting patrols over the special military operation zone in Ukraine.
On November 12, the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video documenting one such patrol. The video shows a Su-35S armed with two R-37M missiles along with two R-73 short-range air-to-air missiles, two R-77 medium-range air-to-air missiles and a Kh-31P anti-radar missile.
The maker of the above video was jailed for 32 months for producing it.
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According to Judge Robert Linford, Graham Hart, 69, had “set out to whip feelings of hatred to members of the Jewish faith” with anti-Semitic rants over a four-year period.
We leave readers to decide if his “crime” warranted jailing Hart for nearly three years? We ask because there are NO calls for violence in the above video nor anything ethnically derogatory. Seriously, all it does is call into question many of the things we are taught about the Holocaust, which have never been catagorically proven as fact.
2 November, Soyuz-2 lifts off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, carrying the sixth satellite of Russia’s next-generation early warning system, photo: Ministry of defense of Russia
Russia’s Soyuz-2.1b rocket launched from Site 43/4 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome, carrying the sixth Kupol satellite of Russia’s next-generation early warning system. Upon reaching orbit, the spacecraft was assigned the serial number “Cosmos-2563”. The Russian ministry of defense announced “the telemetry connection with the spacecraft is stable and on-board systems of the device operate normally.”
The ministry did not provide any information about the mission neither what playload the spacecraft was carrying. According to the specialized website Russian Space web, this is the sixth satellite of the Kupol series of satellites (known as Tundra) or Edinaya Kosmicheskaya Sistema (EKS). These satellites are the next generation of Russia’s early warning satellites.
The joint exercises of the United States, Great Britain and Australia "Project Convergence" (Project Convergence) began in California.
The exercises simulate hypothetical battles against Russia on the territory of Europe. They are held at the Fort Irwin base in the Mojave Desert, the relief of which, according to the organizers of the exercises, resembles the Ukrainian steppes.
As part of the exercises, the use of "clusters of reconnaissance drones", specially adapted for moving autonomous M-Raza buggies in desert conditions, as well as British GMLRS guided missile launch systems, which work out targets based on tips received as a result of the involvement of American F-35 fighter-bombers, is being practiced.