Thought for the day

Senators and law enforcement officials have expressed concern about the presence of the Confucius Institute on college campuses. The Trump administration demanded that it register as a foreign mission. It has been the subject of congressional investigations, a defense boycott, warnings from cabinet members, and scrutiny at the highest levels of government.

And yet multiple Confucius Institute branches are fundraising in the United States and the D.C. office, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, remains a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the IRS.

The Confucius Institute’s office on Embassy Row, just off Dupont Circle, less than a dozen blocks from the White House, is part of a global presence that stretches from D.C. to China.

Posted on: Jan 20 13:51

Arecently filed whistleblower lawsuit against the election data firm Konnech Inc. and its founder Eugene Yu includes detailed allegations from a former employee that corroborate True the Vote’s claim that Konnech transferred American poll workers’ data to China. The whistleblower’s allegations raise more questions about the FBI’s involvement in the investigation of Konnech and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office’s decision to drop its criminal case against Yu.

In a sworn civil complaint filed late last month in a Michigan state court, a former employee of Konnech, Grant Bradley, provided an insider’s tale of the operations of the election data firm. According to the verified complaint, Konnech provides “election logistic software” to 32 clients in North America, using “developers, designers and coders” who “are all Chinese nationals based out of Wuhan, China.” 

Posted on: Jan 20 13:49

Minnesota Democrats are poised to ignore the at least 69 percent of Americans who say they want significant limits on abortion to pass the state’s most radical abortion bill, which would legalize taxpayer-funded on-demand abortion for all.

The Protect Reproductive Options Act (PROA)the first bill Democrats introduced in both the state House and Senate this session, would repeal dozens of the state’s protections for women and babies and expand legal immunity for abortions up until the moment of birth and beyond.

The bill is eagerly supported by Planned Parenthood and its allies in the press and the Biden administration, but legal experts say it goes “far beyond any interpretation of the Minnesota Supreme Court case Doe v. Gomez,” the state’s version of Roe v. Wade.

“Cattle and reptiles will have more legal protections in Minnesota than Minnesota’s vulnerable preborn children. Legal penalties for animal cruelty in Minnesota range from misdemeanor up to a felony while there is no criminal penalty for leaving a preborn child to die on a cold metal table,” Renee Carlson, general counsel at True North Legal, said in remarks to the Senate ahead of the vote.

Posted on: Jan 20 13:49
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Posted on: Jan 20 13:39
As of right now, there is no formidable way to identify who got “vaccinated” for covid and who was smart and brave enough to just say no to experimental gene-modification drugs. But this is about to change as the International Classification of Disease (ICD) system is getting a brand-new medical code for the unvaccinated.
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Posted on: Jan 20 13:38
An LGBT advocacy group sued the U.S. Education Department in hopes of forcing various Christian schools to systematically adhere to the ever-changing and frequently incoherent precepts sanctioned by gay- and transsexual-rights activists.
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Posted on: Jan 20 13:32
The government of Turkey has officially listed pro basketball player Enes Kanter Freedom on its Terrorist Wanted List, according to Turkish Minute.
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Posted on: Jan 20 13:31
A Utah doctor has been accused of doling out nearly 2,000 fake COVID vaccination cards and dumping actual mRNA shots, thereby defrauding the U.S. government.
Posted on: Jan 20 13:29
A judge issued a scathing ruling ordering former President Donald Trump and his attorney to pay $1 million for abusing the court system with a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and others.
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Posted on: Jan 20 13:28
Former President Donald Trump is calling for the journalists who were involved in publishing a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion last year to be jailed if they decline to divulge the identity of their source.
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Posted on: Jan 20 13:28

Republican lawmakers are introducing pro-life legislation ahead of the March for Life aimed at protecting babies with Down syndrome and stopping college campuses from distributing abortion pills to students.

Introduced by Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy in the House and Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines in the Senate, the Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2023 would prohibit “the award of federal funds to an institution of higher education that hosts or is affiliated with a student-based service site that provides abortion drugs or abortions” to students or university employees.

“A college dorm room is no place to have a do-it-yourself abortion, and the American taxpayer should not be paying for the destruction of innocent human life on our college campuses,” Roy told The Daily Signal in a statement. “But, as we already know, what the abortion industry really cares about are profits—not the welfare of mothers or the integrity of higher learning.”

Posted on: Jan 20 13:27
The man who sprayed a homeless person with a hose outside of his business in San Francisco was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery after a massive public outcry.
Posted on: Jan 20 13:26

The House Judiciary Committee intends to continue investigating the Supreme Court draft opinion leak that surrounded Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, an anonymous source close to the committee told Fox News.

The Supreme Court announced Thursday that its investigation into the Dobbs leak had failed to find the person responsible. The House Judiciary Committee is looking to pick up where the investigation left off, an anonymous source told Fox.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has previously indicated that the committee would investigate the leak, according to Fox.

Earlier in the week, the Supreme Court had reportedly narrowed down the list of suspects to a “small” list that included at least one law clerk. The Supreme Court released a 23-page document detailing the nearly 9-month investigation conducted by Gail Curley, the Marshal of the Supreme Court, that the investigation had been unable to conclusively identify the person who had leaked the draft opinion.

Posted on: Jan 20 13:26

All sports fans love a good comeback story. Countless books and movies portray the underdog’s determination to overcome the odds, the naysayers, and previous defeats to return to the glory of victory.

If a victory in federal court is any indication, women’s sports—and moreover, biological reality—might be this year’s comeback kids.

A federal judge recently upheld West Virginia’s Save Women’s Sports Act, rejecting a legal challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union that would have undermined women’s sports in the state by allowing males who identify as female to compete in girls and women’s sports.

Federal District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin had previously granted a motion for preliminary injunction to stop the law from going into effect while the case, B.P.J. v. West Virginia State Board of Education, proceeded. Typically, this would indicate that the court was leaning toward striking down the law.

But once more complete scientific evidence and legal authority was put before Goodwin, he reversed course, vacated his previous order, and dismissed the lawsuit.

Posted on: Jan 20 13:26

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley told Fox News in an interview that aired Thursday night that she thinks she could be the next President of the United States and that she is seriously exploring the possibility.

The possible run by Haley comes despite her telling the Associated Press last year: “I would not run if President Trump ran.”

“When you’re looking at a run for president, you look at two things,” Haley told Fox News anchor Bret Baier. “You first look at, does the current situation push for new leadership? The second question is, am I that person that could be that new leader, that, yes, we need to go in a new direction? And can I be that leader? Yes, I think I can be that leader.”

Posted on: Jan 20 13:25

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has laid the groundwork for a re-election campaign in 2024.

Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, filed the required forms Thursday to establish a campaign with the Federal Election Commission, according to Fox News.

In 2024, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York will seek her third term in the Senate, The New York Times reported this week. The newspaper cited Ocasio-Cortez as a potential primary challenger of Gillibrand, but a representative of Ocasio-Cortez did not comment on the speculation.

Posted on: Jan 20 13:25

“Ordered a bacon cheeseburger from a local restaurant yesterday to celebrate over 10 million new small business applications during my presidency,” Biden claimed.

That’s nonsense. He doesn’t explain what “applications” he’s talking about or what the justification for his claim is. But if that number had any reality, it’s probably people restarting careers and businesses after the pandemic. Biden himself has done nothing to help small businesses. If anything, all he has done is hurt businesses with increased regulation, encouraging COVID mandates, and inflation — making everything they need cost more. This takes some kind of nerve to brag about when he’s decimated the economy, driven so many small businesses out of business, and made it harder for people to feed themselves.

Posted on: Jan 20 13:24

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has put Joe Biden on notice over the Democrat president’s growing classified document scandal.

Boebert accused Biden of trying to “hide his classified document scandal from the American people.”

The congresswoman stated that the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will now be launching its own investigations into the matter.

She said: “Let it be known, the Oversight Committee will be looking into the Biden Regime’s attempts to hide his classified document scandal from the American people.

“Sunlight is the best disinfectant, Joe, so let’s see if your Aviators can hold up to all we’re about to shine on you.

“Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents reported 10,000 crossings last week, with around 30% of those getting away.

Posted on: Jan 20 13:23

A speaker at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland has told attendees that “we must form” a “new world order.”

While speaking at the summit on Thursday, Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari explicitly stated that the WEF’s goal is to create a “new world order.”

Zardari made the comments while addressing world leaders, corporate heads, and globalist politicians who are gathered at the summit.

The annual meeting in the exclusive Swiss ski resort started on Monday and draws to a close today.

Every year, global power elites descend on Davos to discuss plans to advance the WEF’s agenda.

According to Zardari, the WEF and its allies are ushering in a “new normative international order.”

Posted on: Jan 20 13:23
Business owners in Houston, Texas, say that a crime spree described as a "relentless wave" of robberies is forcing them to sleep at their businesses overnight armed with guns.
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Posted on: Jan 20 13:20
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre repeatedly deflected questions from reporters about massive layoffs at technology companies and claimed that the economy under President Joe Biden is unswervingly robust.
Posted on: Jan 20 13:19
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre repeatedly deflected questions from reporters about massive layoffs at technology companies and claimed that the economy under President Joe Biden is unswervingly robust.
Posted on: Jan 20 13:18

The European Union is facing increasing difficulties in adopting sanctions against Russia, European Council President Charles Michel said.

"Each debate on sanctions is much more difficult than the previous one," Michel told reporters, as cited by Bloomberg.

At the same time, the European Council president believes that sanctions should be strengthened and "more countries should be involved."

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen claimed earlier that EU sanctions would plunge the Russian economy into recession for decades. According to her, Brussels will continue the pressure of sanctions on Moscow due to military activities in Ukraine, supporting Kiev for as long as it takes.

Posted on: Jan 20 13:14

Two out of three soldiers injured in the zone of the special military operation succumb to their injuries in Ukrainian hospitals because they did not receive medical assistance in time, a Lugansk military expert told TASS on Friday.

"According to intercepted information, coming from Ukrainian military doctors, only one out of three injured servicemen survives. Approximately 25% of all survivors are disabled [for life]," said Andrey Marochko, a military expert and a retired officer of the Lugansk People’s Republic’s (LPR) People’s Militia.

He said that between January 16 and 20, around 1,500 injured servicemen were admitted to Ukrainian hospitals from the operative zone of the Second Army Corps of the Russian Armed Forces.

Posted on: Jan 20 13:12

Germany is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine but it will continue to provide Kiev with the necessary military assistance, Germany’s new Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said on Thursday in Berlin, speaking to reporters after being sworn in.

"Germany is not a participant of the conflict, but despite that, we are affected by it," Pistorius said. "It is a challenge to the security system of our country. It is important now to make the Bundeswehr strong promptly, it is about deterrence, effectiveness and readiness," he said. "At the same time, it is important first and foremost to continue supporting Ukraine, including with materiel of the Bundeswehr," the new minister added.

"These are not normal times, we have a war raging in Europe," he said. Pistorius said the interests of the German army had been neglected in recent decades. "The current German government has stopped it," the politician said, adding that he sees his task in improving the armed forces and adapting them to the new reality.

Posted on: Jan 20 13:11

After months of discussions with Ukrainian officials, the Biden administration is finally starting to concede that Kyiv may need the power to strike the Russian sanctuary, even if such a move increases the risk of escalation

File photo - Kerch bridge, which connects Crimean Peninsula with mainland Russia, on fire after an an explosion on 8 October, 2022. ANI

    Washington: For years, the United States has insisted that Crimea is still part of Ukraine. Yet the Biden administration has held to a hard line since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, refusing to provide Kyiv with the weapons it needs to target the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia has been using as a base for launching devastating strikes. Now that line is starting to soften.

    After months of discussions with Ukrainian officials, the Biden administration is finally starting to concede that Kyiv may need the power to strike the Russian sanctuary, even if such a move increases the risk of escalation, according to several US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive debate. Crimea, between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, is home to tens of thousands of dug-in Russian troops and numerous Russian military bases.

    The moderation in position has come about as the Biden administration has come to believe that if the Ukrainian military can show Russia that its control of Crimea can be threatened, that would strengthen Kyiv’s position in any future negotiations. In addition, fears that the Kremlin would retaliate using a tactical nuclear weapon have dimmed, US officials and experts said — though they cautioned that the risk remained.

    Posted on: Jan 20 13:10

    With Russia and Pakistan holding talks this week on strengthening bilateral trade and energy cooperation, RT talked to the Pakistani minister of petroleum, Musadik Malik, about Russian oil supply in the face of Western sanctions.

    Pakistan currently imports about 70 million barrels of crude oil and its demand will be rising as the country’s population grows, according to the minister. “So, if we can have Russian crude flowing through our system, it would be very helpful,” he said.

    While discussing Islamabad’s intention to import crude oil, gasoline, and diesel from Moscow at discounted rates amid Western sanctions on Russia, Malik said there were no concerns about possible repercussions.

    Posted on: Jan 20 13:09
    A new paper published earlier this month in Comprehensive Psychiatry proposed that “social contagion” through prolonged social media use can explain why some teens, mostly adolescent females, self-diagnose their purported rare mental illnesses and personality disorders online.
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    Posted on: Jan 20 10:48