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"I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them"." -- Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

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The Joe Biden administration is now discussing whether to send advanced air defense systems to Kiev, according to a senior Pentagon official. The statement came just days after Poland suggested Germany should transfer its own Patriot interceptor missiles to Ukraine, as Moscow warned any such shipments would become “legitimate targets” for Russian forces.  

Speaking to reporters for a press briefing on Tuesday, an unnamed senior official said “all capabilities are on the table” in regards to Ukraine aid, adding that the Patriot system “is one of the air defense capabilities that is being considered along with all others.”

Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder later clarified that the White House has no immediate plans to send Patriot missiles to Ukraine, but noted that discussions are still underway. Asked whether the administration was concerned a Patriot transfer would escalate tensions with Moscow, Ryder offered no direct answer, instead explaining complications related to training and maintenance, saying such advanced weapons are not “plug and play.”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 01 08:23

Russia has decided to use the force necessary in Ukraine. The Russians have begun to destroy the Ukrainian lines of communications — the power grid, bridges, roads and railroads — without which Ukraine’s forces can’t be resupplied. Once the destruction of the lines of communication is completed, Russia’s army, particularly its extensive artillery, will present Ukrainian forces with the unpleasant reality that they are vastly outgunned and outnumbered.

How far west Russia chooses to advance is an open question but it must be assumed that in addition to the four oblasts already claimed — Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson — they’d want at least Mykolayiv and Odesa. With those two additional oblasts Russia would have absorbed most of the territory referred to as Novorossiya (New Russia) and deprive what’s left of Ukraine access to the Black Sea. In addition, Odesa shares a border with Transnistria, a breakaway Moldovan state which has hosted a small (two battalions) Russian Army presence since 1995.

Once the Russian advance begins, NATO can either accept Russia’s victory or engage the Russians with NATO forces. While a compelling case can be made that this conflict should have been seen as a local matter with an inevitable outcome, there’s little to suggest NATO’s leadership is capable of drawing that conclusion.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 01 08:14

The eruption of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano has temporarily knocked off power to the world’s premier station that measures heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but officials Wednesday say it won’t be a problem.

There are hundreds of other carbon dioxide monitoring sites across the globe. The federal government is looking for a temporary alternate site on the Hawaiian island and is contemplating flying a generator to the Mauna Loa observatory to get its power back so it can take measurements again, said officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Global Monitoring Lab in Colorado that operates the station.

The Hawaiian station goes back to 1958 and is the main site for the famous Keeling Curve that shows rising carbon dioxide levels from burning of coal, oil and natural gas that tracks with rising temperatures. Levels of carbon dioxide at Mauna Loa have increased 33% since 1958.

Webmaster addition: Okay, so all this talk about high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are based primarily on a monitoring site sitting on top of an active volcano, and even though the main crater of Mauna Loa hasn't erupted in 40 years, there are other craters further down the slope, including Kilauea, that are continuously active. What do active volcanoes spew out? Among other things, vast amounts of CO2. This is like putting a thermometer next to a roaring fire and using the resulting numbers to claim the whole world is heating up.

Which the climate nazis actually did!

Volcanoes put out more than 15 times as much greenhouse gases as all human activity on Earth!

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, HAWAII/ PACIFIC, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 01 08:06

The Biden economy is a mess and it’s getting worse.  Now even the far-left media can’t hide the mess. 

Why would any union member vote for Joe Biden?

Tags: ECONOMY, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 01 08:04

U.S. air marshals are reportedly staging a "mutiny" on the Biden administration over its immigration policies, as they plan to refuse mandatory deployment orders to the southern border and, therefore, face possible termination. 

Though refusing the order puts them at risk of termination, dozens of air marshals argue that abandoning their current assignments will leave American fliers more vulnerable to threats over the busy holiday travel season. 

Amid an influx of illegal immigrants held in custody, the Federal Air Marshal Service asked for volunteers to deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border for 30 days in mid-2021. But earlier this month, the Biden administration announced air marshals, considered federal law enforcement agents within the Transportation Security Administration, would face mandatory deployments as the shortage of Border Patrol agents worsens. 

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 01 08:03

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, has cautioned against the Federal Reserve slowing down with its interest rate hikes as it attempts to tame soaring inflation.

Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, the IMF Managing Director was asked for her thoughts on pausing interest amid concerns that a strengthening U.S. dollar is weakening other currencies around the world, particularly those in poorer nations, and contributing to a cost of living crisis in those countries.

Georgieva said that the Central Bank “has no option but to stay the course” until the cost of living significantly declines.

“They owe it to the U.S. economy, they owe it to the world economy, because what happens in the United States if inflation does not get under control can have also spillover impacts for the rest of the world,” Georgieva said.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY
Posted on: Dec 01 08:02

Twitter CEO Elon Musk is making headlines again.

This time for plans to reinstate banned Twitter accounts. According to Business Insider, Twitter employees call the plans “the Big Bang.”.

Recently, Musk tweeted a poll asking Twitter users if former President Donald Trump’s account should be restored. After results showed most respondents did, Musk restored the account.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA
Posted on: Dec 01 08:01

Imagine a government official that joined the Biden administration earlier this year stealing luggage from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport’s baggage claim area and then lying about it? It could happen.

It did happen on September 16 when a senior Department of Energy (DOE) official Sam Brinton allegedly snatched a Vera Bradley suitcase from the luggage carousel.

Video surveillance confirmed the thief as the “openly genderfluid” Brinton after the female owner of the luggage alerted the authorities. The video showed Brinton stripping the owner’s identification tag from the blue roller bag. Breitbart reported the complaint and stated he put the owner’s identification tag into his purse and “then left the area at a quick pace.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 01 08:01

A Buddhist temple in central Thailand has been left without monks after all its holy men failed drug tests and were defrocked.

Four monks including an abbot at a temple in Phetchabun province's Bung Sam Phan district tested positive for methamphetamine on Monday, district official Boonlert Thintapthai told AFP.

The monks have been sent to a health clinic to undergo drug rehabilitation, the official said.

"The temple is now empty of monks and nearby villagers are concerned they cannot do any merit-making," he said.

Tags: RELIGION/ATHEISM
Posted on: Dec 01 07:44

Former President Bill Clinton announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

He tweeted, “I’ve tested positive for Covid. I’ve had mild symptoms, but I’m doing fine overall and keeping myself busy at home.”

“I’m grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, which has kept my case mild, and I urge everyone to do the same, especially as we move into the winter months,” Clinton added.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 01 07:42
Scientists have revived the world’s oldest frozen “zombie virus” that has been dormant under a frozen lake in Russia for almost 50,000 years, prompting heightened fears of another global pandemic.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 01 07:41
Kevin Johnson, 37, killed Kirkwood Police Sgt. William McEntee when he was called to his neighborhood over a report of fireworks.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 01 07:41

With the 2022 midterms now in the rear-view mirror, politicos are already looking forward to what the 2024 election will bring as sitting politicians have started making their moves.

One of those politicians making moves is Indiana GOP Sen. Mike Braun who has all but confirmed his intention of leaving his seat to run for governor of his state.

According to Fox News, the first-term senator has filed paperwork to run for Indiana’s gubernatorial race, leaving his seat open to a potentially crowded primary field.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 01 07:40
Twitter owner Elon Musk’s free speech policies continue to pay major dividends. Washed-up actor Jim Carrey became the latest liberal celebrity to cancel himself and abandon the platform.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 01 07:40

Republican lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives are demanding that Congress hold off on passing the annual defense budget until a provision is added to strip President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military members.

More than 3,000 troops have been rendered inactive as of this past April with the rule going into effect, according to a letter co-led by Florida Sen. Rick Scott on Wednesday.

He and a dozen top senators including Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham are calling for a vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would see the vaccine provision removed in exchange for passing the bill.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, DICTATORSHIP, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 01 07:37

A shocking video shows a Georgia teacher being repeatedly punched and attacked by a student inside a classroom. 

The incident, which took place just before noon on Tuesday at Discovery High School in Lawrenceville, happened after a parent-teacher meeting the night before where the teacher told the student's parents he was underperforming.

The school board made changes earlier this year to ease standards for tribunals in an attempt to reduce discipline on minority students but it appears to have had an adverse effect, as school officials have reported a 31 percent increase in fights at schools this year. 

Tags: EDUCATION
Posted on: Dec 01 07:36

The national political and military leaders who committed America to wars of choice in Vietnam, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq, did so as a rule because they were convinced the fighting would be short and decisive. American presidents, presidential advisors, and senior military leaders never stopped to consider that national strategy, if it exists at all, consists of avoiding conflict unless the nation is attacked and compelled to fight.

The latest victim of this mentality is Ukraine. In the absence of a critical root-and-branch analysis of Russia’s national power and strategic interests, American senior military leaders and their political bosses viewed Russia through a narrowly focused lens that magnified U.S. and Ukrainian strengths but ignored Russia’s strategic advantages—geographic depth, almost limitless natural resources, high social cohesion, and the military-industrial capacity to rapidly scale up its military power. 

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 01 07:36

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the Biden administration to reinstate its debt relief program.

The three-judge panel consisted of an appointee from each of the last three presidents, according to Politico. The Biden administration was appealing to overturn the Nov. 10 decision by Fort Worth, Texas-based U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman to strike down its student debt relief program, one of two legal rulings that crippled the $400 billion relief program, according to Reuters.

Tags: ECONOMY, EDUCATION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 01 07:33

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday the company does not have plans to stop selling the antisemitic film that gained notoriety recently after Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving tweeted out an Amazon link to it.

Pressure has been mounting on Amazon to discontinue sale of the film, called “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” since Irving shared the link to the documentary with his millions of Twitter followers in October. The synopsis on Amazon says the film “uncovers the true identity of the Children of Israel.”

At The New York Times’ DealBook Summit in New York City, Jassy said it is difficult for the company to determine what content crosses the line to where Amazon doesn’t make it available to customers.

“As a retailer of content to hundreds of millions of customers with a lot of different viewpoints, we have to allow access to those viewpoints, even if they are objectionable — objectionable and they differ from our particular viewpoints,” the Times quoted Jassy as saying.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 01 07:32

President Biden is giving three native tribes $75 million to relocate their communities from Alaska and Washington shorelines to higher ground due to rising sea levels as part of a $135 million commitment for tribal relocation. 

'As all of you know, there are tribal communities at risk of being washed away, washed away by Superstorm, rising sea levels, and wildfires raging,' Biden said during remarks at the Interior Department's Tribal Nations Summit.

'That's why today I'm announcing the $135 million commitment to help 11 tribal communities from MaineLouisianaArizona, Washington State and Alaska to move.'  

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