"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their Country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." -- Thomas Paine December 23, 1776
When cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX suddenly imploded last week, immediately erasing the fortune of 30-year-old founder Sam Bankman-Fried, the public soon noticed multiple strings between the company and the Democratic Party that curiously run through Ukraine.
Congresswoman-elect Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) responded to comparisons to far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and discussed the GOP pivot to Hispanic outreach during an interview with The Daily Wire.
Elon Musk revealed that former FTX chief executive Sam Bankman-Fried set off his “bs detector” earlier this year when the now-disgraced cryptocurrency entrepreneur asked to invest in the acquisition of Twitter.
Roundtable Space host Mario Nawfal advertised an upcoming Twitter Space with embattled presidential son Hunter Biden — and when he asked others to submit potential questions he should ask, he was bombarded with questions from the public.
The U.S. men’s national soccer team redesigned its crest displayed around its base for the World Cup in Qatar, replacing the traditional red, white, and blue stripes with rainbow colors to show support for LGBTQ people.
Translation:According to the breaking news, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said in a statement after the explosion on Istanbul Taksim Istiklal Street, "We do not accept the condolence message of the US Embassy. If we had not caught the attacker, he would have fled to Greece today." said.
That's gotta hurt. Then Soylu explained why Turks do not accept any condolences from the US.
Minister Soylu said, "Operations continue. All of our security, security forces, and all intelligence units are on alert together. We said what we were going to say last night. We know how the incident was coordinated. We know how it was coordinated. "We will bury our bodies. We have just sent our Ecrin to Adana and sent his father. It must be said. We know the message that was given to us, we received the message that was given to us and we know what the message was given to us. We will send a very strong message to this message," he said.
In the latest “Making America” video for PragerU, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Sherif Girgis explains what the Framers of the Constitution intended regarding the purposes and power of the Supreme Court.
UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has hinted that the UK is willing to brand Russia a terrorist state, as the Kremlin's illegal war in Ukraine wages on. When asked by Labour MP Liam Bryne on the Foreign Affairs Select Committee whether or not the UK Foreign Office would designate Russia as a terrorist state, Mr Cleverly refused to rule it out. He said there were "grounds" to look at doing so.
Turning Point USA president Charlie Kirk shared a video Monday from a Maricopa County, Arizona, polling location showing firsthand the vote machine tabulation problems thousands of people experienced on Election Day last week.
County officials stated that day that one-in-five polling voting was having these issues caused by poor ballot print quality preventing the tabulators from reading the votes cast.
The Washington Post reported that ultimately 70 of the county’s 223 polling locations experienced the tabulator reading problem, so over 30 percent versus the 20 percent county officials had originally indicated.
In it, an Arizona polling clerk describes a situation that sounds like, at best, massive levels of incompetence.
At worst? It does sound like things were intentionally done in an incorrect fashion.
“At the end of the night, one of the poll workers started feeding more ballots into the tabulator,” the clerk described. “The troubleshooter stopped her immediately, but we didn’t know how many ballots had been fed into the machine, mixing read ballots with unread.
Why does the (usually groundless) accusation anti-Semitism always work? How does it transform prominent, accomplished men and women into compliant lickspittles and toadies, willing to throw their own principles, people, or religious convictions under the bus in order to appease their Jewish persecutors? Jews, at least since WW II, have mastered a delicate balancing act whereby they manage to deflect criticism while behind the scenes they plundered their unwitting host nations. The first plank was pity – how could you attack the most cruelly persecuted people in history, persecuted for no reason whatsoever? As Israeli writer Ari Shavit put it: “We may murder with impunity because the Holocaust museum is on our side”. The other protective force field was raw power, a power often deployed via osmosis whereby it was simply known or inferred that you crossed them at your peril. It’s a tricky balancing act given that it seeks to reconcile two diametrically opposed control vectors. After all how can you pity (and thereby hold to lower standards) a people who can and will destroy you at the drop of a (small) hat? Be that as it may they’ve been staggeringly successful at it up to now.
But is that about to change? I ask because some recent developments have snatched away the carefully-nurtured mask of self-pity, replacing it with an exercise in raw power so comprehensive and vindictive as to raise questions among even the most slack-jawed media-addicted normies. I wrote about Ye in the previous post and the reaction to his straying off the reservation after which his business interests and his musical career were destroyed in quick order.
I’m going to try to keep this simple. That’s because, when it comes to money, I’m a simpleton. I want a cigar, I pay for a cigar. I don’t discuss the fine points of crypto with the clerk at the cash register.
Israeli forces on Monday uprooted and destroyed some 2,000 olive trees in the Palestinian village of Qarawat Bani Hassan in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local media.
Ibrahim Assi, the mayor of Qarawat Bani Hassan, said soldiers stormed al-Awarid, an area north of the village, declared it a closed military zone, then proceeded to bulldoze the area, of around 300 dunams (o.3 square km), in an operation that lasted for more than five hours.
Assi said Israeli forces destroyed stone walls, "stole the olive trees they uprooted", and sprayed chemical pesticides over olive, grape and almond saplings.
"Occupation forces are carrying out another ugly massacre against olive trees," after having uprooted 3,000 trees in the Deir Ballout town, west of Salfit, in January 2021, Assi was quoted as saying.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday extended his support for Ukraine at the G20 summit while confirming a long-planned order for warships from BAE Systems.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime would hear the chorus of global opposition to its actions, Sunak said.
"Russia's actions put all of us at risk," he said at the summit in Bali, Indonesia. "As we give the Ukrainian people the support they need, we are also harnessing the breadth and depth of UK expertise to protect ourselves and our allies."
Sunak also announced a 4.2 billion pound ($4.94 billion) contract to BAE Systems to build five ships for the Royal Navy, a government statement said.
On 14 November, the Lebanese daily newspaper Al-Akhbarrevealed that the pro-Israel NGO, UN Watch, has targeted the livelihood of dozens of employees from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for “the crime of supporting the Palestinian cause.”
According to the report, UN Watch has worked on the defamation of at least 120 teachers and employees of the UN body responsible for providing aid to Palestinian refugees in West Asia.
Their reports between September 2015 and June 2022, included social media footage and posts of what they classified as “anti-Semitic” or “promoting terrorism.” Additionally, the reports accused them of inciting violence and breaking the guidelines of the UN.
The pro-Israeli NGO is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and has been accredited by the UN. According to its self-defined goals, UN Watch aims to advocate against “antisemitism and anti-Israeli prejudice at the UN,” in addition to voicing protest against dictatorships.
Alex Bornyakov, deputy minister of digital transformation of Ukraine, took to Twitter Monday night to officially deny a conspiracy theory around the country's crypto fundraising effort.
"A fundraising crypto foundation @_AidForUkraine used @FTX_Official to convert crypto donations into fiat in March. Ukraine's gov never invested any funds into FTX. The whole narrative that Ukraine allegedly invested in FTX, who donated money to Democrats is nonsense, frankly," Bornyakov tweeted, ending with a "facepalm" emoji.
Last week, a theory spread on Twitter and right-wing websites suggesting the U.S. government's massive aid to the besieged nation rebounded to the U.S. Democratic party via the failed FTX crypto exchange, which was an official partner of Ukrainian government for the crypto fundraising campaign.
FTX filed for bankruptcy last week following CoinDesk's report that the balance sheet of FTX sister company Alameda Research held a surprisingly large amount of FTT, an exchange token issued by FTX. Soon after that, FTT tanked, spiraling a crisis of liquidity on the exchange and a collapse in the company's value.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the aggressive head of the Jewish advocacy group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recently attacked some comments on the Israel relationship made by former President Donald Trump, who prefaced his remarks by accurately observing that “No President has done more for Israel than I have.” Greenblatt nevertheless complained in a tweet that “We don’t need the former president, who curries favor with extremists and antisemites, to lecture us about the US-Israel relationship. It is not about a quid pro quo; it rests on shared values and security interests. This ‘Jewsplaining’ is insulting and disgusting.”
Greenblatt’s perpetual whine is also “insulting and disgusting” but he possesses little in the way of introspection or restraint. He and his predecessors in the Jewish lobby have historically been largely successful in selling a load of self-serving nonsense about why the United States has become a client state that has its Middle Eastern foreign policy run out of Tel Aviv by a racist regime. US political and national security interests in the region have been subordinated to those of Israel. Washington provides political cover for anything Israel chooses to do and, the ultimate absurdity, the American taxpayer gifts a relatively wealthy Israel with $3 billion in “aid” per year plus other trade and co-production benefits.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Monday renewed its attacks on Iranian-Kurdish targets inside Iraq's Kurdistan region with missiles and drones, killing two Kurdish fighters in the town of Koya, a local official told Middle East Eye.
Iranian forces attacked the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDK-I) near Koya and launched a drone attack on the headquarters of the Komala Toilers Party of Kurdistan in Zargwez, near Sulaymaniyah, the PDK-I said in a statement.
'The regime is trying to divert attention from its failure to oppress the people, and hence it is taking revenge on Iran’s opposition Kurdish parties'
- Mohammed Saleh Qadri, KPD-I
“According to the information that we have received from the medical centre, two of our comrades have been martyred, and five or six others were wounded," PDK-I representative in Erbil, Mohammed Saleh Qadri, told MEE.
U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) responded to questions from reporters Monday about whether she would endorse former President Donald Trump (R) for president again by saying that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is the current leader of the Republican Party.