Thought for the day

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem." -- Howard Zinn, debate versus Charles Frankel - 1970

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On Tuesday, CNBC’s ‘Squawk on the Street’ host Jim Cramer stunned his co-hosts by endorsing the use of “propaganda” to spread information about COVID-19.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:43

Joe Biden on Tuesday evening campaigned for Democrat duds Charlie Crist and Val Demings at Florida Memorial University in Miami.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:42

Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, hit back angrily on Tuesday at allegations she mocked the brutal attack on Paul Pelosi, and said she was the victim of the 'fake news media.'

A day earlier she was roundly condemned when her rally audience laughed at her account of the hammer attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband.

'Nancy Pelosi, well, she’s got protection when she’s in DC,' Lake said. 'Apparently her house doesn’t have a lot of protection.'

Hard-right websites and conspiracy theorists have tried to suggest there may be more to the attack than meets the eye. 

A day after triggering outrage, Lake told DailyMail.com that she was making a serious political point.

'I never made light of the attack,' she said after a rally in Chandler, Arizona. 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 02 08:42

Joe Biden on Tuesday night delivered a remarkably gaffe-filled speech in Florida: mixing up representative and senator, claiming the United States has among the lowest inflation in the world and saying his son Beau died in Iraq.

The president was campaigning in three different locations across the state and intended to trumpet his triumphs.

Instead, he baffled listeners with a bizarre series of claims.

Speaking alongside Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is hoping to get re-elected in Florida's 23rd district, in greater Miami, Biden mistakenly referred to her as a senator.

'I don't have a greater friend in the United States Senate,' he said.

'And I didn't have a greater friend as vice president, nor as president. 

'So Debbie, thank you, kiddo.'

Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduces Joe Biden in Florida on Tuesday. Biden mistakenly said she was in the Senate, when in fact she serves in the House

Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduces Joe Biden in Florida on Tuesday. Biden mistakenly said she was in the Senate, when in fact she serves in the House

Biden is seen on stage, referring to Wasserman Schultz as his best friend 'in the senate'

Biden is seen on stage, referring to Wasserman Schultz as his best friend 'in the senate'

Biden wrongly refers to Schultz as a friend in the 'senate'

In Hallandale Beach, a Miami suburb 20 miles north of downtown, he claimed that the United States has low inflation - and managed to say once again that his son Beau died in Iraq.

Beau Biden, who served as Delaware's attorney general and in the Delaware Army National Guard in the Iraq War, died at age 46 in 2015 from brain cancer. 

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:40

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President Joe Biden speaks to the press as he stops for ice cream in Portland, Oregon, on October 15, 2022. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

After nearly two years of trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people when it comes to the economy, Democrats appear to be about to pay a steep political price for attempting to govern through wishes and deception.

The latest signs of the rejection of the Biden Democrat narrative of the economy by solid majorities of Americans come from a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal that was released Tuesday.

Recall that during a West Coast ice-cream shopping trip two weeks ago President Joe Biden announced that the economy is “strong as Hell.” You could tune into those wretched talking heads shows on any given Sunday and find top Democrat officials saying much the same thing. (Don’t really do that. It’s bad for your mind and soul. We’re just saying you could.) Just last week, Biden was decrying “doomsayers” and accusing Republicans of “rooting for a downturn.”

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:39

Leaders of two Massachusetts towns spoke out late last week about the arrival of migrants being transported in with no advance notice. State officials transported the migrants into their towns without giving any warning to local officials.

Community leaders from the Massachusetts coastal communities of Kingston (population 13,000) and Plymouth (population 61,000) held a press conference late last week to complain that state officials gave them no warning before placing dozens of migrants into their towns without notice, the Boston Herald reported.

“A heads up would have been nice,” Kingston Town Administrator Keith Hickey told the Herald. He expressed his frustration about the lack of notice from the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 02 08:38

Lee Zeldin held two back-to-back rallies in Brooklyn on Sunday, packed with hundreds of onlookers and supporters — wearing black hats or modest dresses and with posses of little children in tow — brought to his camp courtesy of the New York Times.

Crowds of religious Jews gathered in the Borough Park and Williamsburg neighborhoods to give a hero’s welcome to the man they pray will be the next governor of New York, galvanized by the recent hit piece in the Times targeting their children’s religious education.

Hasidic Jews gather to greet Lee Zeldin. (Emma-Jo Morris/Breitbart News)

The story was revealed by Breitbart News to be a distorted and deranged hit piece, ignoring relevant sources and omitting information to produce outrageous allegations about tens of thousands of people with little-to-no basis. However, the story quite successfully marshaled the Democrat-run state government against religious Jewish private schools.

In stunning and unbelievable timing, the day after the Times story was published, the Board of Regents held a unanimous vote, without debate, that regulated yeshivas in New York State, allowing state functionaries heavier say in the education of Orthodox children. Those children happen to be of parents staunchly opposed to the social justice curriculum that has been injected into most other New York schools.

It is still unclear how the edict will be executed; however, the draconian move was a shot heard in Orthodox communities across the state, a population of almost one million.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:37

Policymakers are demanding the NIH hands over documents proving the experiment was subject to proper oversight.

They also want the research agency to produce a risk-benefit analysis to justify taxpayer money being spent on research that poses 'potentially serious risks'.

Webmaster addition: This is the third time a lab has been outed for engineering more lethal forms of Covid or Monkeypox!

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 02 08:32

On Monday, 26 September 2022 someone blew up the Nord Stream pipeline system, built at Germany’s request, to deliver Natural Gas from Russia to Germany. For a number of reasons, some of which I articulated in the article, “Britain’s Secret Diplomacy and the European Wars,” I thought that Great Britain was probably the mastermind and one of the perpetrators behind the attacks. Again, not any legitimate British government organization, but some deep state networks within the British military and structures. I expressed this view in the podcast with Tom Luongo, published five days after the attacks.

This week, Russia’s Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defence revealed that Britain’s (then) PM Liz Truss sent a message to the US State Secretary Antony Blinken, saying “It’s done.”

The message was sent only one minute after the pipelines were destroyed. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova demanded an explanation from the British government. Not surprisingly, the allegations were rejected on both sides of the Atlantic, with the UK Ministry of Defence claiming that the Russians were “peddling false claims on an epic scale.” Of course they are: we all know that we in the west are the good guys and that the Russians are evil and far too unsophisticated for any such feat, so that should settle the issue. Or maybe not - Putin does hack into other nations elections and switch votes at will...

If you’re not so sure about the western narrative anymore, please continue reading.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ECONOMY, EUROPE, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 02 08:30

The Israeli voting stations have closed, and the exit polls have come in. Although the exit polls are not final, they all seem to indicate a decisive win for Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc, with a majority of either 61 or 62 seats out of 120. 

Netanyahu is now poised to lead the most extreme and fundamentalist government in Israel’s history.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:29

On October 27 twenty House Democrats sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressing concern over discriminatory restrictions on United States citizens traveling to the West Bank.

The letter, which was led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), also cautioned against the Biden administration allowing Israeli passports holders join the United States’ Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Under the VWP the citizens of some countries are allowed to stay in the U.S. for up to ninety days without a visa. Israel has been lobbying to join the program for years.

“It is incumbent upon Israel as a key U.S. ally and beneficiary of significant aid to treat U.S. citizens with dignity and respect regardless of race, religion and ethnicity, and it is especially pertinent at this time because Israel is currently being evaluated for entry into the United States Visa Waiver Program,” reads the letter.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:28

 Several recent pictures of Joe Biden’s hand, have many users on Twitter believing he has recently been administered an IV.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:27

The Atlantic Council is an American think tank founded in 1961 by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It represents a forum for political, business and intellectual international leaders. The council, through the documents it publishes, the ideas it promotes, the future leaders it develops and the communities it creates, “shapes policy decisions and strategies to create a freer, safer and more prosperous world.” The position of president and chief executive officer is held by Frederick Kemp, a former employee of the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal.

The Council is a member of the Atlantic Treaty Association, an international public organization designed to strengthen cooperation between the peoples of the countries of the Euro-Atlantic space. The main goal of the activity is to coordinate efforts to form a common understanding of security among NATO member countries and partners.

In 2021, Тhe Atlantic Council published the material “Biden and Belarus: a strategy for a new administration,” the authors of which gave recommendations to D. Biden on building relations with Belarus. They advocated strengthening the position of S. Tikhanovskaya, weakening support for A. Lukashenko, imposing sanctions against Belarusian officials and entrepreneurs, the annual allocation of $200 million to support civil society and the media in Belarus, as well as doubling the budget of the Belarusian service of Radio Liberty. Money for dislodge of the current authorities of Belarus, rocking public sentiment they never spared, but thanks to the timely adoption of measures by the military and political leadership of the Republic of Belarus, the West has not managed to achieve its goals.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:27

Joe Biden on Tuesday traveled to Miami to campaign for Democrat duds Charlie Crist and Val Demings.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:27

President Bolsonaro did not concede tonight in his first speech since the controversial election on Sunday.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:26

Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday introduced Joe Biden at his speaking event in Hollandale, Florida.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:25

It has now been a week since Rishi Sunak won the short leadership race to lead the Conservative Party and become Prime Minister. He becomes Britain’s 3rd Prime Minister in 7 weeks. So much for the British electoral system providing stability. At 42, he is the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812. He is the first Asian Prime Minister and the first Hindu. 

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:24

There is an old lesson of warfare that says "never believe your own propaganda." 

After the initial Russian strikes against Ukraine's power grids and infrastructure the general narrative was that Russian cruise missiles and drones were ineffective, inaccurate and that the country's utilities would be back up and running in no time.  The message was reticent of previous propaganda out of Ukraine which requires constant theatrics of impending victory.  As long as they act as if they are winning, billions in NATO dollars will continue to flow.

Russian tactics were decidedly restrained in the early months of the conflict, with the Kremlin mostly avoiding precision attacks on vital resources, including power, water and internet.  This is a departure from traditional military doctrine, which the US followed when it invaded Iraq and decimated vast segments of their grid utilities at the onset of the war. 

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 02 08:24

America's main battle tank, designed by Chrysler Defense (now General Dynamics Land Systems), has been in service for over forty years. The M1 Abrams is one of the world's most fearsome tanks, though it's becoming outdated and vulnerable on the modern battlefield. 

Earlier this month, General Dynamics' unveiled "AbramsX," the next generation of main battle tanks that could one day replace the M1 Abrams, at the United States Army annual conference in Washington, D.C.

A demonstrator version of the AbramsX was on the show floor. The most notable upgrades for the new tank are weight reduction, fuel efficiency, artificial intelligence systems, and reduced crew size. 

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 02 08:23

A left-wing civil rights group is asking the Supreme Court to review the felon disfranchisement provision of the Mississippi Constitution that permanently prevents certain felons from voting, claiming the law is rooted in racial animus.

The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington on Oct. 3, 2022. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The appeal is not expected to affect the approaching Nov. 8 elections.

The petition (pdf) in the case, Harness v. Watson, is expected to be docketed by the Supreme Court in the coming days. The respondent, Michael Watson, is Mississippi’s Republican secretary of state.

The petitioners, Roy Harness and Kamal Karriem, are black Mississippi residents. Harness was convicted of forgery in 1986. Karriem, a former Columbus city council member, was convicted of embezzlement in 2005. Both have completed their sentences.

According to a summary provided by the Mississippi Center for Justice, which is representing the men, Section 241 of the Constitution permanently blocks anyone from voting who was convicted of certain crimes that the original framers of the document believed were committed mostly by black people.

The state constitution bars those convicted of murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretenses, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, or bigamy, from voting.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:20

The founders of the election integrity group True the Vote were jailed on Oct. 31 by a federal judge for contempt of court.

True the Vote founder and President Catherine Engelbrecht makes a point during a presentation on ballot trafficking at the Arizona statehouse on May 31, 2022. Seated next to her is True the Vote data investigator Gregg Phillips. (Allan Stein/The Epoch Times)

U.S. marshals detained Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips after a hearing in federal court in Dallas, according to a court docket entry.

Court filings show U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt, the Reagan appointee overseeing a lawsuit against True the Vote, Engelbrecht, and Phillips, ordered the defendants jailed after they refused to share information, including all people who have had or still have possession of any information from Konnech computers.

Konnech is an election management software firm whose CEO was arrested in October for allegedly stealing poll worker data and hosting it on servers in China.

Konnech sued True the Vote prior to the arrest, alleging that the election integrity group and its founders gained unauthorized access to its computers and gained information from them.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 02 08:19

When it comes to American audiences at least, an entire cultural pathology has grown up around World War II that overlooks its predecessor. This hyper-fixation on the more romanticized sequel does us an immense disservice today. Not only is it rooted in a questionable appeasement mythology, it neglects the very obvious fact that, without the Great War, the Second World War would have never happened. 

Also overlooked is that so many of the senior statesmen who survived the Second World War are now adamant about not sleepwalking into WWIII via direct great power escalation today — a caution that is now lost on some of their more secure and historically removed descendants. But I digress.

The numerous Balkan Wars — set off by the terminal early 20th century decline of both the Hapsburg and Ottoman Empires in Eastern Europe and coupled with the development of hair trigger alliances enmeshed in globe-spanning colonial holdings — all but guaranteed that, should policymakers make a rash decision or error, a local war would quickly go global. Such a cascade of catastrophe would ensue in the summer of 1914, with a local dispute between Austria-Hungary and Serbia sending the post-Bismarck world order tumbling down. 

Rampant escalation and fear of the rival powers’ motives touched off a spark that would cause the decline or outright collapse of every initially involved power, massive refugee flows, and eventually exacerbate a deadly influenza pandemic in the later years of the conflict. Even at the end of the war, regional conflicts would rage on, including the Russian Civil War, the Greco-Turkish War, the Irish War of Independence, and many others. One could even say that the first half of the 20th Century was one gigantic conflict with a comparative intermission between two major phases now known, perhaps incorrectly, as separate world wars.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:18

Iowa – 1.1 million chickens will be killed at a Wright County chicken farm about 80 miles north of Des Moines, ABC News reported.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:13

John Fetterman joined Don Lemon on CNN daytime on Tuesday to discuss his mental condition.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:13

A group of illegal migrants, previously removed from the U.S., have built a tent city on the Mexican border.  On Monday, they stormed Border Patrol Agents on the US side of the border resulting in the agents firing non-lethal pepper balls – at the crowd.  A total of  three shots were fired.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:10

Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate (and grifter) Charlie Crist on Sunday said he would impose a statewide mask mandate if the scientists told him to do so.

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Posted on: Nov 02 08:08

Roe Rogan told his audience on Monday that he suspects the Republican Red Wave this year will something like the elevator doors opening up in The Shining.

 
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Posted on: Nov 02 08:07

The US Department of Homeland Security is pursuing a sprawling campaign against online 'disinformation' through close partnerships with social media companies, raising concerns about encroachments on free speech, according to a new report. 

In a lengthy report on Monday citing internal documents that have emerged through leaks and court filings, The Intercept described what appears to be a growing focus within DHS on controlling online discourse.

Though the Biden administration earlier this year disbanded its controversial Disinformation Governance Board after furious backlash, the documents suggest that DHS has quietly maintained an intense interest in policing speech it deems false or dangerous.

The documents show that Facebook has a special online portal for DHS and other government officials to request content moderation, and that the federal department plans to target 'inaccurate information' on a wide array of topics. 

Those hot-button topics include 'the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, racial justice, US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the nature of US support to Ukraine,' according to a draft copy of DHS's Quadrennial Homeland Security Review cited in the report.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP
Posted on: Nov 02 08:03

There are some still holding out hope that Elon Musk will implement freedom of speech on Twitter. However, I am not among them. To me, his first few days have shown that he is going to back down completely, and at this point, it’s possible Donald Trump won’t even be allowed back on.

The fact is, if he was going to do freedom of speech, he would have come in like a whirlwind and just done it. He could have very easily fired every employee at Twitter and brought in his own people. Twitter is not a complicated website. A team of skilled programmers could take over from the old staff and no one would really notice. Instead, like Donald Trump when he became president, Musk has decided to keep much of the staff.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA
Posted on: Nov 02 08:01