"Nobody loves America more than I do, you know. That's why we left, because I couldn't bare to watch. You kids have got to understand this. Like when my mother died, she'd been strong as an ox, fell down, broke her hip, went into the hospital and caught double pneumonia. She's laying in bed dying and I went over and held her hand. She looked up to me and you know what she said? "Why don't you give me some rat poison?" Couldn't listen, couldn't watch, so I went away. People said that I was at the height of callousness, it's not true. I loved her too much to watch her die." -- Allie, The Mosquito Coast

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich criticized President Joe Biden’s immigration policy, labeling it as “illegal” and claiming it undermines the United States.

According to Gingrich, the policy encourages illegal immigration, diverting resources from Americans and legal immigrants to those who have entered the country unlawfully.

“Similar shifts of resources from Americans to Biden’s illegal immigrants are occurring across the country,” he said.

He accused left-wing media of avoiding the issue and suggests that the policy is deliberately designed to increase government spending and create dependent voters.

Webmaster addition: The one that really pisses me off is using the VA to give free medical care to illegal immigrants while our veterans are being neglected.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 11 10:43

A new challenger to cable news will arrive today.

Tucker Carlson is set to launch his own streaming service for $9 per month, which might go live as early as Monday morning.

The eponymously named Tucker Carlson Network has five shows planned in the first few weeks. Its logo is a red pill with the initials TCN.

The network's leadership comprises of Carlson confidants; with Neil Patel as CEO, Justin Wells as the network president and Carlson as the face of the operation, hosting multiple shows. The network's programming will feature long-form interviews, commentaries and investigative reporting.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 11 10:37

Extreme cold set in across most of Russia’s 17.1 million km² territory, the third year in a row that the country has suffered from severe frost in early December: -61.1°C in Delyankir on December 8, 2021 and -61°C in Oymyakon on December 12, 2022.

Lowest in 40 years

In the vast region of Yakutia (3.1 million km²), half of the weather stations there reported temperatures below -50°C on December 4. In the city of Iema, an early temperature of -58.7°C was recorded on December 5, the lowest December temperature in the city for more than 40 years.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE
Posted on: Dec 11 10:35

Trouble has followed Sara Catherine Jones since she married into the Biden family almost three decades ago.

Not long after her 1995 wedding to Jim Biden, she took a job with one of his brother Joe’s Senate donors, who later accused her of “fraud” and “unjust enrichment,” according to court records reviewed by RealClearInvestigations. In the years since, she and her husband have been accused of reneging on debts and failing to pay their taxes, court and property records show. Like their nephew, first son Hunter Biden, they have reportedly sold the promise of access to their powerful relative to companies, several of which have gone bankrupt, some of which are tied to foreign countries hostile to the United States.

Now, Sara Jones Biden has emerged as a key figure in the mushrooming Biden foreign influence-peddling scandal.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 11 09:55

Parents are not happy after a teenage boy displaced teenage girls in the female under-14 category at a dancing competition in Dallas, Texas. The win means that the boy, who identifies as transgender, secured the spot in the Irish Dancing World Championships, a spot one of the girls would have secured had they not been pitted in the same category with a boy.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 11 09:28

As the stock market continues to reach new heights, there are growing concerns about its detachment from the true state of the economy. Recent data points to a stark disparity between Wall Street’s rally and the challenges faced by the broader economic landscape.

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Posted on: Dec 11 09:25

Some children in the Gaza Strip are undergoing amputations without anesthesia due to lack of funds, while others are on the brink of starvation, a representative of the Save the Children humanitarian organization.

Earlier in the day, the Special Session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) took place at the request of 17 member states to discuss the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. Later, all 34 member countries of the WHO Executive Board, including the United States, approved a resolution on Gaza calling for unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid to the enclave and the evacuation of injured people.

At the same time, a representative of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said at the session that the organization is still operating in Gaza, but is on the verge of collapse, since more than 134 UNRWA staff have been killed in the enclave since October 7.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 11 09:13

The Ukrainian president has displayed a penchant for appearing at various events around the globe to ask for money and weapons over the past two years. He now traveled to Argentina to attend the inauguration of the recently-elected President Javier Milei.

Zelensky has flown to Buenos Aires for the swearing-in ceremony of Argentina's new president, Javier Milei. The Ukrainian previously congratulated Milei on winning the election last month and praised him for his support of Ukraine.

Though it is not immediately clear to what extent Argentina may aid Ukraine, considering the latter country’s delicate economic situation, Zelensky’s visit appears to be a “logical” move, explained Dr. Vinicius Vieira, a research associate in international relations at the University of Sao Paulo and an associate professor at the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation.

According to Vieira, Zelensky is “clearly fearing defeat” in the Ukrainian conflict and is eager to search for “an alignment,” especially now that the attention of his Western sponsors seems to be focused more on the crisis in the Gaza Strip.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 11 09:12

Israel is detaining doctors "en masse" in the Gaza Strip, the founder of the Gaza Medic Voices organization, Omar Abdel-Mannan, said on Sunday.

"It's just extremely distressing as a doctor to see that my colleagues are being detained en masse," Abdel-Mannan told Sky News.

A large number of starving, dehydrated people are arriving at hospitals in the Gaza Strip, he said, adding that the enclave could face outbreaks of diseases, including cholera and diarrhea.

On October 7, Palestinian movement Hamas launched a large-scale rocket attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip and breached the border. Israel launched retaliatory strikes and ordered a complete blockade of Gaza, cutting off supplies of water, food, and fuel. On October 27, Israel launched a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip with the declared goal of eliminating Hamas fighters and rescuing the hostages.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 11 09:12

“Stop murdering thousands of children,” said the evil, crazy Nazi.

“It’s bad to murder children,” the monster added. “Children should not be slaughtered at mass scale with powerful military explosives, they should be allowed to remain alive and happy and healthy.”

What would lead someone to say something so hateful and depraved? What disgusting conspiratorial anti-semitic online rabbit holes must this freak have slithered down in his path toward radicalization to say something so profoundly evil? One can only guess.

“We should not incinerate children and blow their guts out of their bodies with bombs,” the world’s worst person continued. “Zero children should die by incineration, and their guts belong on the inside of their bodies.”

I’m just as shocked and dismayed as you are. I thought we were beyond this. I thought we as a civilization had left this kind of genocidal rhetoric behind us with the end of Nazi Germany. But, apparently, Adolf Hitler still lives on.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 11 09:07

Amid Ukraine's high-profile failures both on the battlefield and on the home front, Kiev's Western bosses are growing ever more eager to seek an appropriate replacement for President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service reports.

The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has received information that the West is actively engaged in discussions regarding the need to replace President Zelensky, said Sergey Naryshkin, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia.

"The Foreign Intelligence Service is receiving reliable information that high-ranking officials of leading Western countries are increasingly discussing the need to replace the incumbent president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky," the SVR said.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 11 09:07

A former US ambassador has slammed Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu as a 'clear and present danger' to the country amid its ongoing war with Hamas.

Martin Indyk, 72, demanded the 74-year-old leader resign 'before he does even more damage' in a post on X Sunday.

The comments come days after a report from the New York Times claimed the politician was not only was aware that Qatar was funneling millions of dollars a month to Gaza and its resident terror group, but actually encouraged the payments.

 

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 11 09:06

Federal workers still refusing to return to the office after the pandemic are costing U.S. taxpayers an estimated $2.5 million a day. 

Last week, a bombshell report revealed that all federal agencies are less than 50 percent occupied, six months after the COVID emergency was declared over.

A new projection suggests these deserted buildings in the U.S. government's sprawling portfolio are leaving a huge bill. 

Meanwhile, federal workers have capitalized on relaxed telework policies by taking meetings in bathtubs, signing off early to go to happy hour and being on the clock during rounds of golf.

The federal government spends $2 billion a year maintaining its network of offices and over $5 billion annually in leases.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 11 09:05

All 25 major car brands reviewed in Mozilla’s latest edition of *Privacy Not Included (*PNI) received failing marks for consumer privacy, a first in the buyer's guide’s seven-year history.

According to Mozilla research, popular global brands — including BMW, Ford, Toyota, Tesla, Kia, and Subaru — can collect deeply personal data such as sexual activity, immigration status, race, facial expressions, weight, health and genetic information, and where you drive. Researchers found data is being gathered by sensors, microphones, cameras, and the phones and devices drivers connect to their cars, as well as by car apps, company websites, dealerships, and vehicle telematics. Brands can then share or sell this data to third parties. Car brands can also take much of this data and use it to develop inferences about a driver’s intelligence, abilities, characteristics, preferences, and more.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS
Posted on: Dec 11 08:58

Philippe Lazzarini, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), said that "Israel" is facilitating the large-scale displacement of Gaza Strip residents towards Egypt via the border.

In a Saturday article featured in the Los Angeles Times, Lazzarini highlighted the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza. He emphasized the increasing concentration of displaced civilians, who, escaping war, were moving closer to the northern and southern borders.

Lazzarini noted that the United Nations and numerous member states, including the United States, opposed the compelled relocation of Gazans from the Strip.

Tags: EGYPT, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 11 08:57

Israel’s relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip has hit areas it had told Palestinians to evacuate to in the territory’s south.

The strikes came a day after the United States vetoed a United Nations resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, despite its wide support.

Gaza residents “are being told to move like human pinballs – ricocheting between ever-smaller slivers of the south, without any of the basics for survival,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council before Friday’s vote.

Two hospitals in central and southern Gaza received 133 bodies of Palestinians killed in Israeli bombings over the past 24 hours, health ministry officials in Gaza said on Saturday.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 11 08:57
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Posted on: Dec 11 08:56

Israel’s national security adviser warned over the weekend that the country can “no longer accept” Hezbollah’s presence along its northern border in southern Lebanon.

Tzachi Hanegbi indicated that once Israel wipes out Hamas, an Iranian-backed Palestinian terrorist group inside Gaza, it may turn its attention to Hezbollah, which is also backed by Iran.

His remarks come after tens of thousands of Israelis in dozens of towns in northern Israel were forced to evacuate their homes following Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attack, which triggered attacks from Hezbollah.

He said in an interview with Channel 12 News that the residents who were forced to evacuate their homes in northern Israel will “not return if we don’t do the same thing” to Hezbollah that the country is doing to Hamas.

Tags: ISRAEL, LEBANON, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 11 08:56

The Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling and will allow a lawsuit to proceed against Minneapolis public schools over a bizarre policy making racial minorities exempt from layoffs or reassignment unless all white teachers are removed first.

Hennepin County District Court had dismissed the lawsuit, filed by a taxpayer, claiming the “client lacked standing and that her claims were not ripe,” reports Judicial Watch, a non-profit public interest law firm representing her. 

The Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned that decision, ruling the “client does have standing as a taxpayer who helps fund Minneapolis Public Schools through property taxes and her claims are ripe because the lawsuit alleges an actual future controversy using public funds,” JW reports.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION
Posted on: Dec 11 08:56

Gaza hospitals have come under bombardment and some have been besieged or raided as part of Israel’s response to Hamas’ deadly Oct. 7 attacks. Hospitals that remain open are overwhelmed by the numbers of dead and wounded arriving and sometimes procedures are carried out without anaesthetics.

A WHO database shows there have been 449 attacks on healthcare facilities in Palestinian territories since Oct. 7, without assigning blame.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 11 08:55

China’s once-thriving property market is in the midst of a severe downturn, with property stocks plummeting approximately 65% from their previous highs, now mirroring levels last seen in 2008. The last year alone has witnessed a staggering 25% drop in sales of Chinese property stocks, surpassing the dismal performance of 2008 when sales fell by around 20%.

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Posted on: Dec 11 08:51

Wells Fargo is planning to be “more aggressive” about layoffs at the bank, and expects to have higher severance costs in the fourth quarter than initially expected, its CEO said.

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Posted on: Dec 11 08:51