Thought for the day

One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests — dubbed the “Super Bowl of Surfing” — went forward Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years with towering wave faces and a gigantic swell that was expected to grow throughout the day.

And this year female surfers competed alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational.

The event — alternatively known simply as The Eddie — is a one-day contest held in Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore only when the surf is consistently large enough during the winter big-wave surfing season from mid-December through mid-March. The wind, the tides and the direction of the swell also have to be just right.

 

Tags: HAWAII/ PACIFIC
Posted on: Jan 23 13:43

Corn Pop did it.  That’ll be Joe Biden’s next alibi yanked from his bag of convenient excuses.

The revelation on Saturday that still more classified materials were found at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware marks the fifth such discovery since early November.  It’s like a never-ending treasure hunt for top secret loot.  Every new disclosure prompts a head-banging rationalization from the president and his White House apologists.

The first wayward records squirreled away in his private office were dismissed as “inadvertent.”  The second set of documents stashed in his garage were pardonable under the infamous “Corvette defense.”  As more classified papers popped up, Biden’s whack-a-mole rebuttals grew more preposterous.  In a moment of stunning defiance mixed with hubris, he offered “no regrets” for jeopardizing national security.  He keeps insisting that he “takes classified documents seriously.”  But the running joke in Washington is that he just takes classified documents.

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Posted on: Jan 23 13:42
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:41
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:41
Covid shots are set to become an indefinite part of American life under plans drawn up by health officials.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:40
A 21-year-old man has been rescued after being swept away by the Gulf Stream while free diving more than five miles from the Florida Keys.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:40
The song A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin is being bashed by LGBTQ critics as 'offensive,' with one organization in particular saying the tune helps perpetuate harmful anti-trans stereotypes.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:40

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday that the IRS needs to be 'completely redone,' signaling the start of a long and arduous fight against Republican efforts to gut the taxation agency.

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Posted on: Jan 23 13:40
Three teenagers who badly battered Fox News weatherman Adam Klotz on the New York City subway have been released without charges.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:39
ChatGPT - a recently released AI with the uncanny ability to mimic human writing - has passed some of America's most challenging professional exams, studies have shown, raising concerns it could soon put many white collar workers out of a job.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:39

Bloomberg Business Week, no foe of green energy, headlines:  Wind Turbines Taller Than the Statue of Liberty Are Falling Over.” The article beneath the headline reports on a variety of alarming disasters involving wind turbines, including collapses of very tall sructures.

On a calm, sunny day last June, Mike Willey was feeding his cattle when he got a call from the local sheriff’s dispatcher. A motorist had reported that one of the huge turbines at a nearby wind farm had collapsed in dramatic fashion. Willey, chief of the volunteer fire department in Ames, 90 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, set out to survey the scene.

The steel tower, which once stood hundreds of feet tall, was buckled in half, and the turbine blades, whose rotation took the machine higher than the Statue of Liberty, were splayed across the wheat field below. The turbine, made by General Electric Co., had been in operation less than a year. “It fell pretty much right on top of itself,” Willey says.

Another GE turbine of the same model collapsed in Colorado a few days later. That wind farm’s owner-operator, NextEra Energy Inc., later attributed it to a blade flaw and said it and GE had taken steps to prevent future mishaps. A spokesperson for GE declined to say what went wrong in both cases in a statement to Bloomberg.



 

Tags: CLIMATEGATE
Posted on: Jan 23 13:38
Updated predictions regarding three of the major Social Security funds cast a grim shadow on the future ahead for the U.S. population.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:38
Michael McCaul suggested that Joe Biden's classified documents scandal could be as big as Watergate as he demands the president be prosecuted – and even more Democrats are jumping in to admit it was a misstep.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:38

The city of Seattle has been hit with sanctions by a federal judge for deleting thousands of text messages between officials, including the former mayor, police chief, and fire chief during the deadly three-week-long Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, also known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or what was termed the CHAZ or CHOP.

US District Judge Thomas Zilly sent the Hunters Capital lawsuit, on behalf of over a dozen businesses that were in the Capitol Hill area that was taken over by protestors and essentially abandoned by the city, to trial for two of five claims, but dismissed three others.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Jan 23 13:38

The United States is risking a nuclear exchange with Russia if the Biden administration decides to help Ukraine militarily retake Crimea, according to a former long-serving Republican lawmaker from Texas.

Dr. Ron Paul, the father of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), noted the potential escalation in a Twitter post containing a clip of an interview he did recently discussing the administration’s consideration, asking, “Are Americans okay with this?”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
Posted on: Jan 23 13:26

Another poll showing Trump over Biden.

According to a recent Harvard Harris poll, former President Trump is enjoying a significant lead over President Joe Biden in a 2024 match-up poll; Trump at 46 percent leads Biden’s 41 percent in the survey.

13 percent said they were unsure.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Jan 23 13:19

Pfizer never came to India. Pfizer applied for clearance for its vaccine in 2020. Indian regulators demanded a local safety and immunogenicity study. Such bridging studies are the common world over.

All other foreign vaccine makers had conducted similar studies in India.  But Pfizer refused to do a local trial.  In addition, Pfizer wanted legal immunity and protection against injury, which India refused. The USA provides legal immunity to vaccine manufacturers. India does not have any such law, and we did not change our laws for Pfizer.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, PAKISTAN/ INDIA, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 23 13:17

Elon Musk’s father says he is afraid “something might happen” to his son, asserting that the billionaire is “a bit naïve about the enemies he’s making” in relation to the release of the Twitter files.

Over the past several weeks, Musk has spearheaded the release of innumerable internal communications proving the White House, the federal government and giant pharmaceutical corporations worked directly with the old guard at Twitter to censor information and ban prominent users.

Although the legacy media has done its best to ignore the bombshell revelations, the Twitter files have nonetheless embarrassed many powerful individuals.

Retired engineer Errol Musk told the Sun newspaper that he thinks his son is being rather blasé about the potential backlash he may receive for exposing the establishment.

“I’m really afraid that something might happen to Elon, even though he has about 100 security guards around him,” Errol warned, noting that his son was being “a bit naïve about the enemies he’s making, especially with the Twitter Files.”

Webmaster addition: I share his concern.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 23 13:12

President Joe Biden’s new pick for Chief of Staff is a firm believer in COVID vaccines, and appears to be the main figure behind Biden’s warning those that remained unvaccinated last year would face a ‘winter of death.’

Biden’s current COS, Ron Klain, is set to step down from his post in the coming weeks, as the President has been facing mounting criticism over his classified document scandal.

ABC News is reporting that Jeff Zients, who served as the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, will be filling the role.

Sources told the outlet that Zients was being touted for the position due to his work with the government’s pandemic response, “particularly with vaccine distribution.”

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 23 13:11

Families demand answers from those who told them these clot shots were safe and effective.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 23 13:08
A bruised and battered Fox News meteorologist said Sunday that about eight teenagers had jumped him on a New York City subway train after he stopped them from harassing an older male.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:08
Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell criticized North Miami, Florida, restaurant owners Sunday after the food establishment asked the conservative commentator to leave the eatery due to his political views.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:08
Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell criticized North Miami, Florida, restaurant owners Sunday after the food establishment asked the conservative commentator to leave the eatery due to his political views.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:07
Texas GOP Rep. Michael McCaul, the new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, likened the growing number of classified documents found at President Biden’s home in Delaware to the Watergate scandal that ultimately led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:07

A former top FBI official has been arrested and charged with four crimes over his connections to a Russian oligarch sanctioned by the U.S.

Charles McGonigal, a 54-year-old former special agent in charge of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division in New York, was arrested Saturday evening, according to the Justice Department. He’s facing four charges, including money laundering, for covertly providing services to the oligarch Oleg Deripaska, violating U.S. sanctions.

Webmaster addition: This guy was part of the Trump-Russia hoax!

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Jan 23 13:06
Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) said in a statement Sunday evening that her son was arrested over the weekend during a far-left riot against police officers.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:06
Former House Speakeri Nancy Pelosi is blaming Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) for the Democratic Party’s failure to retain control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 23 13:05
Former Head of the DOJ under President Trump, Bill Barr joined far left “comedian” Bill Maher in one of the craziest discussions on record.
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Posted on: Jan 23 13:05
Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 23 13:05