Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from parts of Kherson to form defensive positions on the left bank of the Dnepr River, after commander of all Russian forces in Ukraine Sergei Surovikin warned of Kiev's plans to launch a massive missile attack on a local dam and indiscriminate strikes on civilians.
Speaking with Sputnik, Scott Ritter, a military analyst and former US Marine Corps intelligence officer, has explained why the decision to relocate Russian troops to the left bank of the Dnepr River shouldn't be viewed as a "Russian defeat," but rather as a "pyrrhic Ukrainian victory."
Sputnik: What are the main reasons for the Russian withdrawal from parts of Kherson? Is this a reasonable move, given circumstances such as the approaching winter?
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." -- Joseph Stalin
Following the Florida election debacle of 2000, Americans were promised a more honest, transparent, and verifiable system of elections. We didn't get it, because the election stealers won that election and decided that keeping the current system was their best guarantee of re-election.
The election of 2016 changed that. The candidate being cheated by the system, Donald Trump, still prevailed thanks to a landslide that overcame the vote rigging. He will see having an honest election system as his best chance for a second term. Hence, there is a real opportunity to throw out the current system, whch is designed to enable and conceal stealing elections, and replace it with a system that hinders cheating as much as possible.
To begin, stolen elections are a reality in this nation. John F. Kennedy stole the 1960 election from Richard Nixon. Nixon stole his re-election in what became known as the Watergate scandal. George W. Bush likely stole the 2000 election from Al Gore, and everyone had a ring-side seat watching Hillary Clinton trying to steal the election from Donald Trump.
A good place to start to learn about election stealing is the HBO documentary, "Hacking Democracy." It is available on NetFlix, Amazon Live, and Hulu. Here is a YouTube video of the final scenes showing how an electronic voting machine has the election results changed without even needing to touch the machine!
A large earthquake hit Tonga on Friday, triggering a tsunami warning and an immediate evacuation order from the government of the island nation.
The government initially asked locals to flee to high ground following what it said was a 7.9 magnitude earthquake originating near the town of Neiafu, on the island of Vava’u, before downgrading the alert and urging the public to take “special caution.”
“Based on tide gauge observation in Tonga, a tsunami wave of 10 centimeters was recorded in Neiafu, Vava’u, 6 centimeters in Niuatoputapu and 5 centimeters recorded in Nuku’alofa tide gauge at 1 a.m. this morning,” the government declared in its latest statement.
Maricopa County has admitted in a new statement that 70 out of 223 voting centers were impacted by the election day debacle, where tabulators failed the moment that polls opened on Tuesday.
The Gateway Pundit reported that tabulators in Republican districts across Maricopa County were not working when the polls opened at 6 am, and voters were being told to place their ballots in a separate bin referred to as “box 3” to be counted later on.
Those US and British politicians who are bashing Russia for foreign “election meddling” could use a more honest set of talking points. It is Israel, not Russia, China, or North Korea, that hosts a blossoming industry of cyber-election meddlers who operate from corporate offices in Tel Aviv, Cyprus, London, Washington, and Tortola.
Most, if not all, of these firms, received their start-up funds from Israeli government-backed business development venture capital funds, some of which are solidly linked to right-wing American financiers like Robert Mercer, Paul Singer, Sheldon Adelson, and Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The US media, subjected to a constant barrage of pressure from the all-powerful Israel Lobby, has refrained from reporting that when it comes to provable election meddling, including social media campaigns to smear politicians, Israel has become the “go to” place for politicians to seek election victory through guile and deceit.
The melodrama of the 2022 midterms elections has not been enough to quell outrage over The Atlantic’s now infamous call for so-called “pandemic amnesty” last month. Even as election results pour in, the issue is trending on Twitter, with users posting pictures and videos of the very worst of the COVID era with captions like “No pandemic amnesty” and “Never forget.”
The notion of pandemic amnesty is predicated on the claim that all of the horrors seen around the world under the pretext of fighting the pandemic were just honest mistakes.
But let’s be clear: The misery and abuse inflicted on the world population by the power-drunk elites and their puppets in the political class were not honest mistakes.
Honest mistakes do not include killing nursing home residents by forcing COVID-positive hospital patients into their rooms with them, as did Govs. Andrew Cuomo in New York, Phil Murphy in New Jersey and Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan.
An Indiana poll worker was removed from his early voting site in Carmel, Indiana, last week amid charges that he told two Black voters that Republican school board candidates were racists.
Beth Sheller, administrator for the Hamilton County Elections office, said that poll worker James Zheng’s comments resulted in his ejection from the election office.
Even further, county GOP Chairman Mario Massillamany accused Zheng of pretending to assist voters by pre-selecting the Democratic candidates across their entire ballot. Voters complained to officials that they did not know how to reverse what Zheng had done.
So are Americans not allowed to fully audit their own elections? It appears this is the case in at least Arizona after a judge issued an order Monday blocking a state county from holding a full hand count of every ballot.
Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey F. McGinley reportedly ordered the ruling after a day-long hearing on Nov. 4.
McGinley argued that the Cochise County Board of Supervisors overstepped its bounds by calling for a hand count of all ballots cast in the midterm election rather than the smaller sample authorized by state law.
The lawsuit to stop the hand count was filed by The Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans (AARA), a far-left Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that according to its website seeks to “ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens.” AARA notably was part of filing a lawsuit that sought a restraining order against Americans who were watching drop boxes to presumably stop voter fraud.
The US Department of Homeland Security (HSA) is conducting medical censorship while hiding in plain sight. The website for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has resources to engage vigilante “disinformation” police to assist HSA in their mission of silencing opinions on COVID-19 and pandemic response.
The main stated target is disinformation defined as information deliberately created to mislead, harm, or manipulate a person, social group, organization, or country. Their toolkit allows any user to use “products” and tailor them with official logos to spread the government propagandized message:[i]
“COVID-19 DISINFORMATION TOOLKIT
These Toolkit resources are designed to help State, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) officials bring awareness to misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories appearing online related to COVID-19’s origin, scale, government response, prevention and treatment. Each product was designed to be tailored with local government websites and logos.
Download and share these resources—talking points, FAQs, outreach graphics, and posters—to help spread awareness.”
The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office has announced that, as of Nov. 20, there will be no daytime patrols anywhere in the county. The sheriff’s office said in a statement released to the press that the drastic decision is necessary as they “manage a catastrophic staffing shortage throughout the agency.”
“Over the past several years, the Sheriff’s Office has had difficulties with recruitment and retention of employees, which has been directly linked to pay disparities,” the statement read. “A drastic rise in attrition, coupled with the inability to present enticing recruitment efforts have resulted in an unprecedented staffing shortage.”
The Northern Californian county has a population of around 66,000 and covers almost 3,000 square miles between Redding and Chico. The county has a significantly higher crime rate than the state and national averages. Its most populous city, Red Bluff, has a violent crime rate of nearly 9.79 per 1,000 residents, making it less safe that 97% of cities in the country, according to Neighborhood Scout.
NASA has begun to assess how well its Artemis 1 moon rocket weathered a powerful storm that hit its Florida spaceport today..
That maelstrom was Nicole, which slammed into Florida's Space Coast Thursday morning (Nov. 10) as a Category 1 hurricane but weakened to a tropical storm as it moved inland. Nicole's wind and rain lashed the Artemis 1 vehicle, which is sitting atop Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
The Artemis 1 stack — a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket topped by an Orion crew capsule — appears to have made it through the ordeal mostly unscathed, according to NASA officials.
Maricopa County is still counting the votes from Tuesday’s botched Primary Election, and they have secured the perimeter of their tabulation center using multiple Sheriff’s deputies, fencing, and barricades around the sidewalk.