Thought for the day

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it." -- Quoted in 'Clarence Darrow for the Defence' by Irving Stone

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 The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted a resolution that calls on Russia to withdraw its military personnel from the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and to "cease all actions" at nuclear facilities in Ukraine, the Russian permanent mission to international organizations in Vienna said, adding that Russia and China voted against the resolution.

"At the meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors on November 17, 2022 an unprofessionally drafted resolution that goes beyond the agency's mandate and contains factual errors on nuclear safety, nuclear security and safeguards in Ukraine was adopted. This is a further step towards politicizing the work of the IAEA," the Russian mission said on Telegram.

The document was supported by 24 out of 35 countries. Russia and China voted against it. Vietnam, India, Kenya, Namibia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa abstained. The delegations of Burundi and Libya did not vote.

According to the text of the resolution, the IAEA Board of Governors calls on Russia to "cease all actions" at nuclear facilities in Ukraine.

Posted on: Nov 18 11:29
On Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray, along with Secretary of DHS Alejandro Mayorkas, and Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Christine Abizaid, spoke before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about security threats facing the United States.
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Posted on: Nov 18 10:21
Earlier today, several members of the United States Congress, including Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie and Florida Congressman-elect Cory Mills held a press conference detailing the need for robust oversight and audits of the money sent to Ukraine by the Biden administration.
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Posted on: Nov 18 10:21
On November 15–16, 2022, the Group of Twenty (G20) met in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, for their seventeenth annual summit, under the theme ‘Recover Together, Recover Stronger.’
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Posted on: Nov 18 10:18
A video from December 2021 resurfaced showing Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) blowing a kiss to FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried.
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Posted on: Nov 18 10:18
House Republicans announced on Thursday that they will investigate serial liar and crook Joe Biden.
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Posted on: Nov 18 10:17
Starbucks employees at more than 100 locations across the US went on strike on the coffee chain’s busiest day of the year.
Posted on: Nov 18 10:15
House Democrat Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC) on Thursday stepped down from leadership to make room for the younger and more radical Democrat lawmakers.
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Posted on: Nov 18 09:18
US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will step down from his leadership role after the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives.
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Posted on: Nov 18 09:18
Actor Jon Voight released a powerful message after the midterms telling Americans to “wake up.”
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Posted on: Nov 18 09:03
Researchers now warn that tiny particles in the air may trigger sudden heart attacks.
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Posted on: Nov 18 09:03
According to Prof. Hagai Levine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, co-author of the peer-reviewed study, global sperm counts have dropped by 62% since 1973, and if the trend continues, it “could threaten humankind’s survival.”
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Posted on: Nov 18 09:02
A bizarre new trend in transgender surgeries seems to be growing in popularity — people seeking to have both male and female genitalia.
Posted on: Nov 18 09:01

Five Killed, 15 Wounded In Terrorist Attack On Market In Southwest Iran (Video)

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On November 16, five people, including a child and woman, were killed and at least 15 others were wounded in the oil-rich Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran as a result of what the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) called a “terrorist attack”.

Security Deputy of Khuzestan said that deadly attack was carried out by two motorcyclists who opened fire on people in a busy local market in the city of Izeh. Members of the security forces were among those killed in the attack, according to the official, who also revealed that some of the wounded are in critical condition.

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Posted on: Nov 18 08:09

The ship mounted version of the Iron Dome air-defense system, dubbed C-Dome, has officially entered service with the Israeli Navy.

In a joint statement released on November 17, the Israeli Ministry of Defense and Navy said that the system entered service after a successful test last month aboard the Sa’ar 6-class corvette INS Oz, simulating threats the system is likely to face at sea. The test was conducted off the coast of central Israel, with representatives from the navy and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems taking part.

“The test simulated real threats and included the system’s successful detection and interception of targets in challenging scenarios,” the ministry said, adding that the test represented a “significant milestone in enhancing the capabilities of the corvettes” and marked “the final stage of the naval interception system’s operationalization.”

The C-Dome system can be seen intercepting a missile launched from another ship during the test in a video that was released by the ministry.

Posted on: Nov 18 08:09

After 100 or so Russian missiles rained down on NAZI Ukraine on November 15th, most folks breathes a sigh of relief that it was over. Turns out, it's NOT!  This morning another round of Russian missiles is hitting targets in NAZI Ukraine.

Air Raid sirens are sounding throughout much of the country, in areas shown in red above.

Government is using TV and radio to tell citizens to store up emergency water, and charge-up whatever devices they have while there is still electricity; albeit in very few places in the country as of now.

Cruise missiles are flying over Kiev, and other cities, with the massive rumble of explosions.   The NAZI government of Ukraine is being slammed again - right now.

Posted on: Nov 18 08:06

Mandatory “LGBTQ+ diversity” sex education in Welsh schools aimed at children as young as three is both “extreme and unbalanced”, the High Court has heard.

A barrister representing a group of parents in Wales has told the High Court that mandatory sex education introduced this year is both “extreme and unbalanced” in its content.

The sex ed classes have reportedly been made compulsory for all children aged three and over within the Welsh primary education system — there is said to be no parental opt-out clause — with children as young as three being taught about “inclusive behaviours, language and role modelling” for all “genders”.

According to a report by The Telegraph, parents believe that the sex ed course, which aims to instruct children on “diversity within different types of relationships, including LGBTQ+ diversity”, is biased, giving no space for families who have different philosophical or religious perspectives.

Posted on: Nov 18 08:06

A new guaranteed income program for transgender residents of San Francisco includes 97 gender options on its application, plus 19 sexual orientations — including several anti-gay slurs — and 18 options for pronouns.

The city-sponsored program, called Guaranteed Income for Trans People (GIFT), will “provide low-income transgender residents with $1,200 each month, up to 18 months,” according to local ABC affiliate KGO.

KGO added:

In a statement, the City of San Francisco said: “GIFT is one of several programs the City is developing, implementing, and evaluating to identify how to best support San Francisco residents and promote economic stability and recovery.”

The city also said that the new pilot program is the first guaranteed income initiative to focus solely on transgender people and will provide 55 eligible participants with temporary income. Additionally, the city said it will provide the same individuals with “wrap-around” direct services, such as gender-affirming medical and mental health care, case management, specialty care services and financial coaching.

The application specifies that recipients must live in the city, earn less than $600 per month, and identify as “transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, or intersex.” It also adds an extensive list of identity labels.

Posted on: Nov 18 08:00

 The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is transferring troops to the Zaporozhye region, said the chairman of the movement "We are together with Russia" Vladimir Rogov.

He said that the AFU is transferring manpower, helicopters, armored vehicles, howitzers, anti-tank guns, American MLRS systems and artillery from the Kherson-Krivoy Rog direction through Dnepropetrovsk to Gulyai-Pole, Orekhov and Kamensk directions, RIA Novosti reports.

Rogov stressed that intelligence is monitoring the regrouping of Ukrainian troops, the authorities have a full understanding of the AFU's intentions.

Earlier, Rogov said that the Ukrainian military will take the Zaporozhye direction as a priority in order to establish control over the Zaporozhye NPP.

Posted on: Nov 18 07:56

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

The Trump family members: (from left) Eric, Don Jr., former President Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump are photographed at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. in July 2014, 11 months before Trump announced his presidential bid.

The family business of former US President Donald Trump has signed a licensing deal worth $1.6 billion with a real estate developer based in Saudi Arabia to build a resort in Oman, as the 76-year-old businessman-turned-politician prepares his return to presidential politics.

The Trump Organization, a group of about 500 business entities of which Donald Trump is the sole or principal owner, inked the deal with Dar Al Arkan, a Saudi real estate giant, to license its name to a housing and golf complex, the New York Times reported early this week.

The huge project - dubbed "Aida" - will be launched and completed near the capital Muscat, on a hillside adjacent to the Gulf of Oman, and will reportedly include 3,500 new homes and two hotels comprising 450 rooms, luxury retail destinations, as well as a golf course.

The financial details of the agreement are not yet disclosed and designs for the development are not yet released.

Posted on: Nov 18 07:54

The German agent, thinker of Ukrainian “integral nationalism” and criminal against humanity, Dmytro Dontsov (Metipol 1883, Montreal 1973).

Like most Western political analysts and commentators, I was unaware of the existence of Ukrainian neo-Nazis until 2014. When the president-elect was overthrown, I was living in Syria at the time and thought they were violent groupings that had burst onto the public scene to assist pro-European elements. However, since the Russian military intervention, I have gradually discovered a lot of documents and information on this political movement which, in 2021, represented one third of the Ukrainian armed forces. This article presents a synthesis of it.

At the very beginning of this story, that is to say before the First World War, Ukraine was a large plain which had always been tossed between German and Russian influences. At the time, it was not an independent state, but a province of the tsarist empire. It was populated by Germans, Bulgarians, Greeks, Poles, Rumanians, Russians, Czechs, Tatars and a very large Jewish minority supposedly descended from the ancient Khazar people.

A young poet, Dmytro Dontsov, was fascinated by the avant-garde artistic movements, believing that they would help his country to escape from its social backwardness. Since the Tsarist Empire had been immobile since the death of Catherine the Great, while the German Empire was the scientific center of the West, Dontsov chose Berlin over Moscow.

Posted on: Nov 18 07:52

Former first lady Michelle Obama has been a popular choice among liberals and leftists as a potential 2024 or 2028 presidential candidate.

Why? Given that she’s anti-police, a bully, and a general squeeze on taxpayer funds, your guess is as good as any.

Alas, the heart wants what the heart wants, and leftists want Obama to run for president for reasons that are not abundantly clear.

What is clear, however, is that all of those wanting hearts are about to be shattered, because Obama could not have been more blunt or forthcoming about a potential presidential bid.

“Which question do you detest being asked,” Naga Munchetty, a British reporter, asked Obama in an interview.

“‘Are you going to run for president?'” Obama responded.

“Okay, answer?” Munchetty asked.

“I detest it,” Obama said about the question itself. After a brief pause, Obama answered that very question she so detests.

“No, I’m not going to run.”

Posted on: Nov 18 07:46

If the 2022 midterm election taught Americans anything, it’s that every vote counts.

That lesson comes after many political races have come down to only a handful of votes or fewer — and now another Democrat has eeked out a victory after a recount.

Sarah Keitt, the Democratic candidate for the state’s 134th House district who previously conceded to Republican Meghan McCloat, won her seat in the race for Connecticut state representative by only 10 votes, the Trumball Times reported.

Posted on: Nov 18 07:44

Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake does not plan to go quietly into the night, at least not until her legal options are explored.

As of this writing, less than 17,000 votes separate Lake and Democrat candidate Katie Hobbs, which is .06 percent of the votes cast with ballots still being counted.

An automatic recount is triggered at when the difference is .05 percent or less.

Webmaster addition: The author's numbers are off. Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake are separated by .6% of the vote and a recount triggers at .5%.

Posted on: Nov 18 07:41