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Thought for the day
"No one ever is selected by the puppet master to be the POTUS unless they agree to carry out an essential piece of the agenda. Once they sign the contract to become President of the U.S. Corporation, they work for the Federal Reserve not the American People. So, it's the foreign owners of the FED who always choose the POTUS. However, that does not mean a POTUS, once installed in the Oval Office, cannot go rogue. JFK did just that. So did DJT." -- Intelligence Analyst & Former U.S Military Officer
This morning, September 18, 2022, in the far southwestern region of Ukraine, the first snow fell in the Carpathian Mountains. Winter is coming, and soon, western Europe will be plunged into a COLD, DARK, deadly time . . . because Europe has sanctioned Russian natural gas and oil; and will freeze to death from their own actions!
Here is brief video of the first snow falling in the Carpathian Mountain area of western Ukraine.
The SCO summit this week offers much welcome hope for a saner, more peaceful world.
The 22nd summit this week of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization explicitly and unreservedly promotes peaceful partnership and multilateralism – in stark contrast to the de facto Western worldview of hegemony and endless conflict.
The SCO summit, held on Thursday and Friday, saw the leaders of 15 nations convening in Uzbekistan, which is hosting the gathering this year. The venue in the ancient city of Samarkand is quite fitting. It is one of the oldest cities in Asia and was a key hub in the centuries-old Silk Roads for trade and human interaction.
The Ukrainian army has detained seven students from Sri Lanka and taken them to an unknown destination, the head of the region’s military-civilian administration Vitaly Ganchev has said.
"Seven citizens of Sri Lanka, who studied at the Kupyansk Medical College, have been detained and taken to an unknown destination. Given the notorious methods the Ukrainian special services employ, we do not rule out provocations against the military-civilian administration of the Kharkov Region," he said.
Ganchev previously said that Ukrainian forces and foreign mercenaries were torturing and shooting civilians in their zone of control. He stressed that this was happening in many places, including Izyum, Kupyansk, Veliky Burluk and Volchansk. He pointed out that it hard to say if those responsible for torturing and humiliating civilians were regular army soldiers, members of nationalist battalions or Ukraine’s security service SBU, but "there are now quite a few people who do not speak Russian or Ukrainian."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin to "cautiously proceed with" discussions on grain and fertilizer supplies via the maritime corridor in the Black Sea.
"We are undoubtedly engaging in talks with corresponding states on all types of products coming from both Russia and Ukraine. It can be grain products and fertilizers. There have been no problems in the negotiation process. During our meeting with Mr. Putin, we agreed to cautiously proceed with this process," the Turkish leader was quoted as saying by the TRT channel after the summit in Samarkand.
The Turkish leader went on to say that he, together with Putin,"spoke in favor of using the grain corridor for the benefit of poorly developed nations."
"Naturally, President Putin emphasized this issue as well. In the future, we will closely monitor the supply process so that the corridor would benefit poorly developed nations as much as possible," he added.
Russia’s Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft was installed on Launch Pad 31 (Vostok) of the Baikonur Space Center, a TASS correspondent reported from the facility.
Now the personnel is to roll up the service towers, and final launch preparations will begin.
A Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft will blast off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 16:54 on September 21. The spacecraft’s crew will comprise Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin and NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio. Their space mission is to last 188 days, until March 28. The spacecraft will also carry about 120 kilograms of payload.
International partners provided $17.422 billion of financing to cover Ukraine's state budget deficit in the period from the end of February to September 13, which amounts to 52% of the $33.325 billion of aid that they have announced.
Grants amounted to $8.524 billion or 48.9% of the funds received, Ukraine's Finance Ministry reported on its website.
The largest amount of support has been promised by the United States and the European Union: $12.99 billion and $11.6 billion, respectively. However, while the U.S. has already provided $6.99 billion or 54% of the promised amount, and all in the form of grants, the EU has provided $2.426 billion or 21%, of which only $144 million as grants, the ministry said.
The third, fourth and fifth largest donors are Canada, the International Monetary Fund and Germany, which planned to provide $1.521 billion, $1.41 billion and $1.373 billion, respectively. All of this money has already been provided. Only Germany provided the whole amount as a grant.
Switzerland has decided to stop sharing tax information with Russia, the Swiss government announced on Friday.
The Federal Council decided to suspend the exchange of information on tax issues with Russia, the statement said.
Earlier on Friday, Switzerland, following the example of the European Union, announced that it had decided to suspend an agreement with Russia on simplifying the visa regime.
A crazy man at a New York City McDonald’s took out an axe and demolished the restaurant during an altercation at 2:30 AM on Saturday morning.
On Wednesday, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent two planes carrying illegal immigrants to the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
“Very excited for the return of Clinton Global Initiative next week — now is the time for us to work together and get good things done for people and the planet.” Former President Bill Clinton said on Friday.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is under fire for spending more than $30,000 of taxpayer money to fly first class to Europe.
Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) political operation has raised a historic $177.4 million, more than any other governor in history, and that was before he sent 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week, which erupted into the top national news story.
Open Secrets reported that a review of state campaign finance records showed DeSantis’ re-election campaign has raised more than $31.4 million since January 2021, while DeSantis’ state-level PAC, Friends of Ron DeSantis, has raised $146 million since January 2019.
DeSantis’ massive political war chest has likely grown since he sent 50 illegal immigrants to the Martha’s Vineyard, a wealthy leftist enclave, last week, sparking left-wing outrage as he drew attention to President Joe Biden’s border crisis.
Things have got worse since 2008. African-Americans and Latinos are routinely the victims of arbitrary arrest, incarceration and inhumane exploitation in America’s profit driven private prisons.
California has adopted legislation which bans the private prison industry from operating in the state.
“The move will probably also close down four large immigration detention facilities that can hold up to 4,500 people at a time.
The legislation is being hailed as a major victory for criminal justice reform because it removes the profit motive from incarceration. It also marks a dramatic departure from California’s past, when private prisons were relied on to reduce crowding in state-run facilities.
Private prison companies used to view California as one of their fastest-growing markets.” (The Guardian, September 13, 2019)
“In FY 2018, DHS received $3 billion for custody operations. At least 75 percent of the detention facilities for which DHS contracts are privately owned or operated. Despite this level of funding, conditions at these detention centers remain dangerous, and detainees’ rights are routinely violated.
The Department of Justice issued 40 subpoenas allowing federal agents to seize the private cell phones of two close allies of former President Donald J. Trump.
The subpoenas are for records or communications from people who organized, spoke at or provided security for Mr. Trump’s Jan. 6 rally at the Ellipse. They also requested information about any members of the executive and legislative branches who may have taken part in planning or executing the rally, or tried to obstruct, influence, impede or delay the certification of the presidential election.
Charlie Kirk, a commenter and TV host, tweeted with a video of Democrat Senators objecting to the results of the 2016 presidential election “How many of these Democrats who objected to counting Trump’s Electoral Votes in 2017 have been subpoenaed by the DOJ?
The Republican National Committee (RNC) joined the North Carolina Republican Party in a lawsuit filed in state court last Friday against the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) and six of its officials.
The lawsuit centers around a recent deadline extension for absentee ballots issued by NCBSE, as well as guidance issued by the Board in 2016 that requires an “at-large” observer to work at a voting site for at least four hours before they can be replaced.
“The NCSBE continues to undermine the democratic process with unlawful rulemaking and further restrict the rights of election observers, threatening the integrity of our elections,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel stated in a Sept. 9 press release.
Democrats need to “kill and confront” the America-first Republican movement. That’s the strategy Sen. candidate Tim Ryan (D-OH) believes his party should employ against the evil supporters of former president Donald Trump.
Ryan made these comments during a Tuesday interview with MSNBC, where he was making the argument as to why he should be elected over his opponent, JD Vance (R-OH), in the upcoming senatorial election.
Ryan, the incumbent and in office since 2003, emphasized the importance of working with “normal mainstream Republicans.” One can only assume he’s referring to RINOs such as Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell.
Tributes have poured in for a drag queen who died mid-performance in Pennsylvania. Valencia Prime, a 25-year-old transgender woman, performed as a drag queen known as “Philadelphia’s Plus Size Dancing Diva,” according to her Instagram. Prime collapsed onstage and died during a performance at Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar on Monday, Sept. 12, the Philadelphia venue owner told NBC News.
An opinion piece published by the World Economic Forum lauds how “billions” of people complied with “restrictions” imposed as a result of lockdown, suggesting they would do the same under the guise of reducing carbon emissions.
The article is titled ‘My Carbon’: An approach for inclusive and sustainable cities’ and was written by Mridul Kaushik, Mission Director, Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of India.
The subject of the piece is how to convince people to adopt “personal carbon allowance programs” given that such schemes have so far been largely unsuccessful.
However, Kaushik notes that improvements in tracking and surveillance technology are helping to overcome “political resistance” against such programs.
Writing that “COVID-19 was the test of social responsibility,” Kaushik commends how, “A huge number of unimaginable restrictions for public health were adopted by billions of citizens across the world.”
The negotiations to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany) are, to use a current term, “under medical supervision.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian declared that a successful agreement requires Washington’s “realism and determination.” United States (U.S.) Secretary of State Antony Blinken said a deal is “unlikely.”
France, Germany and the United Kingdom said they would consult with their partners about Iran’s “continued nuclear escalation and lack of cooperation.” And the United Nations said flexibility from all parties is necessary.
Israel’s spy chief added that the Jewish state won’t “stand idly by” while Iran forges ahead with its nuclear program.
A common refrain from people who are critical of alternative economists is that we have been predicting crisis for so long that “eventually we will be right.” These are generally people who don’t understand the nature of economic decline – It’s like an avalanche that builds over time, then breaks and quickly escalates as it flows down the mountain. What they don’t grasp is that they are in the middle of an economic collapse RIGHT NOW, and they just can’t see it because they have been acclimated to the presence of the snow and cold.
Economic decline is a process that takes many years, and while you might get an event like the market crash of 1929 or the crash of 2008, these moments of panic are nothing more than the wreckage left behind by the great wave of tumbling ice that everyone should have seen coming far in advance, but they refused.
In 2022 the job of warning people is far easier than it used to be because we are well past the midpoint of the process of decline. But, believe it or not, I still get people today who claim that we analysts are “doom mongers.” The power of willful ignorance is truly amazing. It’s enough to make a person blind to stagflationary crisis, supply chain disruptions, quickly inflating prices, stock market carnage, bond market instability, record consumer debt, and international conflict.
At this point, I think if a person can’t see the dangers ahead they are probably a waste of time and space and are destined to be buried in the ice; there’s nothing that can be done for them. Yes, there are some people out there that don’t get exposed to the information and we have to take them into account, but my priority will be people that are awake and aware and try to give them a sense of what point in the collapse process we find ourselves.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has condemned Azerbaijan's recent "illegal" attacks on Armenia in Sunday remarks from Yerevan, where's she's been since her arrival on Saturday.
Her trip, coming after over 200 soldiers on both sides have been killed in border clashes going back to last Tuesday, makes her the highest ranking American official to visit Armenia since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Ahead of her three day visit, she described her trip as being "a symbol of Washington's commitment to a peaceful, prosperous and democratic Armenia, and a stable and secure Caucasus region," according to the AFP.
Speaking in Yerevan alongside Armenian parliamentary speaker Alen Simonyan, Pelosi condemned the "illegal and deadly attacks by Azerbaijan on Armenian territory" - making clear that Washington stands with Armenia.
“Infertility: A Diabolical Agenda,” produced by Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Children’s Health Defense, details the World Health Organization’s intentions to produce an anti-fertility vaccine in response to perceived overpopulation, and how such vaccines have been used — without people’s knowledge or consent — since the mid-’90s
The WHO has been caught more than once deliberately deceiving women into thinking they were vaccinated against tetanus, when in fact they were being sterilized
The film clearly illustrates the depopulation agenda is not a conspiracy theory. It’s reality, and it’s happening worldwide. The HPV vaccine and the COVID shots also have adverse impacts on fertility that are being ignored
In the decade after the rollout of the HPV vaccine, the teen pregnancy rate dropped by 50%
While VAERS is the only publicly available system to assess COVID jab injuries, the U.S. government has at least 10 other reporting systems they’re not sharing data from. Children’s Health Defense is filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the other systems to get a better idea of the scale of harms, but VAERS and anecdotal reports alone suggest the scale of injuries and deaths is enormous. Data from insurance companies around the world also confirm this
The surge in prices of lithium, the key battery material used to power electric cars, is seemingly unstoppable.
Lithium carbonate hit a fresh record of 500,500 yuan ($71,315) a ton in China Friday, according to data from Asian Metal Inc. Prices more than tripled in the past year, inflating the cost of batteries used in electric vehicles, with recent gains driven by strong demand and disruptions at a domestic producing hub.
Consumer support for new-energy vehicles has been gathering pace amid a global transition away from fossil fuels. The China Passenger Car Association has raised its forecast for sales of EVs to a record 6 million this year, double the total in 2021, while battery usage in the nation is also expected to almost double, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.
Several residents in the Mid-City neighborhood are upset and furious as they say a homeless man has been vandalizing their street.
The homeless man has been caught on video multiple times damaging water pipes, cutting electrical and internet wires, and even defecating near homes.
He’s been caught walking around with a wrench, sometimes a pair of pliers and a hammer.
"Just noticed that the lights have been off on 21st and Highland Drive. It’s been like that for over a month," said one resident.
"He has cut our Internet wires, so our Internet goes off multiple times," said another resident.
Multiple people have called the police, but they say nothing can be done.
In August 2021, the Biden regime illegally froze Afghan funds held at the New York Fed, totaling around $9 billion — including $2 billion held by complicit Western vassals.
The diabolical action was and continues to be a scheme to deny Taliban authorities access to the nation’s money.
At the time, Biden regime dark forces ordered the IMF and World Bank to deny financial aid to Afghanistan — with more greatly immiserating its people in mind beyond unspeakable horrors they endured for 20 years of US war and occupation.
Illegally imposed sanctions on the country remain in place — with no likely prospect of easing them, more likely to be imposed.
The Biden regime’s so-called “commitment to the Afghan people” is all about no end to imperial ruthlessness as long as Taliban authorities remain free from hegemon USA control.
After control of the Virginia state legislature went to the Democrat Party in 2020, a law passed that required public schools to adopt policies in line with a document created by then-Governor Ralph Northam. The paper, “Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools,” promoted “a specific viewpoint aimed at achieving cultural and social transformation in schools,” said officials. “The 2022 Model Policies also disregarded the rights of parents and ignored other legal and constitutional principles that significantly impact how schools educate students, including transgender students.”
The officials said that in publishing the 2022 Model Policies, the Department withdrew the controversial 2021 policies “which shall have no further force and effect.”
The old policy noted that events such as father-daughter dances and crowning homecoming kings and queens should cease to “eliminate gender-based practices.” Hence, do not leave out transgender students. The policy also stated that school districts should allow transgender students to bunk with children of the opposite biological sex during sleepover events, create gay clubs, and it demands LGBT+affirming training for teachers.