Thought for the day
"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." -- Mark Twain
"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - You may know that your society is doomed." -- Ayn Rand, 'Atlas Shrugged', 1957
President Biden accused Congressional Republicans Thursday of having “bought” into Chinese Communist Party talking points against manufacturing legislation — without mentioning his own family’s business links to the Chinese government.
Biden was visiting the Hudson Valley to celebrate IBM’s plan to spend $20 billion locally over the next decade on research, development and production of high-tech semiconductors and computers when he veered into overt partisanship during his remarks about the recently passed $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act.
“China is trying to move ahead of us in manufacturing,” the president said. “It’s no wonder, literally, the Chinese Communist Party actively lobbied against the CHIPS and Science that I’ve been pushing … The Communist Party of China was lobbying in the United States Congress against passing this legislation. And unfortunately, some of our friends on the other team bought it.”
The use of the word “channel” as it applies to television is not a coincidence. You are literally “channeling” unseen energy and influence into your life.
The bottom line is White men are being programmed to accept their replacement. To accept it, to see it as inevitable, and to acquiesce in their new position at the bottom of the totem pole. Sadly enough, it’s working.
While Dutch citizens struggle to heat their homes and pay for groceries, their government has just paid for thousands of illegal migrants to enjoy free accommodation, food and entertainment on board a 5 star luxury cruise ship docked in Amsterdam.
Two French spies arrested in Iran some four months ago have admitted to their attempts to provoke anti-government protests and riots with the ultimate goal of putting pressure on the country’s Islamic establishment.
The two French nationals, Cécile Kohler, 37, and Jacqeus Paris, 69, traveled to Iran on April 28 as tourists but turned out to be spies for the Western agencies.
In a video aired on Iran’s Arabic-language television news network al-Alam TV on Thursday, Kohler admitted to being an agent of the French General Directorate for External Security (DGSE), which is equivalent to the British MI6 and the American CIA.
In the recording, Kohler said she and her partner were in Iran with the main purpose of laying the groundwork for mass unrest in an attempt to trigger “a revolution” in the Islamic Republic and overthrow the Iranian government.
The White House has accused Opec+ of aligning with Russia after Saudi Arabia led the group in agreeing deep oil production cuts, prompting a backlash from countries already battling surging energy inflation triggered by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Opec+ group said it would reduce production targets by 2mn barrels a day, equivalent to 2 per cent of global supply, following its first in-person meeting in two years in Vienna. The actual cut in output is likely to be closer to 1mn b/d as many weaker members have struggled to hit production targets in recent months.
The decision to cut came despite extensive lobbying by the US government before the meeting and marks a significant breach with the Biden administration, which is seeking to drive down oil and petrol prices ahead of crucial midterm elections in November and to starve Russia of energy revenues.
As of Thursday afternoon, Bloomberg reported more than 117 vessels and 2,048 barges near Stack Island in Louisiana are in a logjam as a stretch of the lower Mississippi River is closed due to low water levels and vessel groundings.
"The US Army Corps of Engineers is dredging near Stack Island, and the Coast Guard intends to reopen the waterway with restrictions at some point Friday," Bloomberg said.
The dangerously low water level in the lower Mississippi River has caused a logjam of more than 100 ships, tugboats, and barges, threatening to snarl supply chains during the harvest season in one of the US' most crucial transport arteries, according to Bloomberg.
Lack of rainfall has water levels on the Mississippi River at "near-historic" lows and forced the largest US barge operator to declare force majeure in a letter to customers as river traffic halted.
"A prolonged lack of significant precipitation along the Mississippi River and its primary tributaries is now actively disrupting normal operations throughout the inland waterways," Ingram Barge Company, which ferries approximately 60% of all grain exports to major terminals, said in a letter obtained by Bloomberg.
"On many river segments, Ingram has reduced its maximum allowable barge drafts and overall tow sizes in an attempt to continue to safely operate while the inland river levels fall out," the letter continued.
“If you can’t say ‘F@#k’ you can’t say, ‘F@#k’ the government.’”
- Lenny Bruce, comedian
Anti-government speech has become a four-letter word.
In more and more cases, the government is declaring war on what should be protected political speech whenever it challenges the government’s power, reveals the government’s corruption, exposes the government’s lies, and encourages the citizenry to push back against the government’s many injustices.
Indeed, there is a long and growing list of the kinds of speech that the government considers dangerous enough to red flag and subject to censorship, surveillance, investigation and prosecution: hate speech, conspiratorial speech, treasonous speech, threatening speech, inflammatory speech, radical speech, anti-government speech, extremist speech, etc.
Things are about to get even dicier for those who believe in fully exercising their right to political expression.
Indeed, the government’s seditious conspiracy charges against Stewart Rhodes, the founder of Oath Keepers, and several of his associates for their alleged involvement in the January 6 Capitol riots puts the entire concept of anti-government political expression on trial.
Enacted during the Civil War to prosecute secessionists, seditious conspiracy makes it a crime for two or more individuals to conspire to “‘overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force’ the U.S. government, or to levy war against it, or to oppose by force and try to prevent the execution of any law.”
Sheldon Adelson, the Republican Party’s biggest funder over the past decade, used a $20 million donation to a super PAC to pressure then-president Donald Trump to adopt the highly controversial decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. That quid-pro-quo is described in New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman’s new book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.”
“Adelson’s singular focus was Israel,” wrote Haberman, effectively acknowledging that the former president’s biggest funder was most interested in promoting the interests of a foreign country.
“[In] Trump he saw a chance at enacting change in American policy toward [Israel], and gave $20 million to a super PAC working to elect him,” wrote Haberman. “As a candidate, Trump promised that he would open an embassy in Jerusalem ‘fairly quickly,’ and after his victory, Adelson pushed him to act on it. Over meetings during the transition and first year of the administration, Adelson assured Trump that the nightmare scenarios that he would be warned about in briefings as a possibility following such a move were overblown.”
In just the last few weeks, Liz Truss, Britain’s new prime minister, has been denounced by critics as a “fascist.” So has Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s newly elected prime minister. Along with all Republicans in Congress, Texas and Florida GOP Govs. Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis and, of course, former President Donald Trump. Every one of the tens of thousands of “MAGA Republicans” who attend Trump rallies, too.
Dangerous fascists, for that matter, all of whom critics say need to be shut up.
Truss is a fascist because she wants to cut taxes. Meloni is a fascist, and getting banned from several social media platforms, because she gave a rousing speech endorsing God, family and country. What a dangerous tyrant. Republicans in Congress are fascists because they support work for welfare and are trying to block the Green New Deal.
“What is so infuriating about these slurs is that the Left doesn’t even understand what a fascist is.”
Hillary Clinton said after a recent Trump rally in Ohio, “I remember as a young student … I’d watch newsreels and I’d see this guy standing up there ranting and raving, and people shouting and raising their arms.” Trump’s defeated 2016 Democratic presidential rival was referring to Hitler.
“You saw the rally in Ohio the other night,” added Clinton, the former first lady, senator and secretary of state. “Trump is there ranting and raving for more than an hour, and you have these rows of young men with their arms raised.” She didn’t quite say it, but the implied message was clear: These crazy Trump supporters wanted to say, “Heil Hitler.”
Ben Sasse (R-NB) is expected to resign his senate seat before the end of the year.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is showing elected officials across the country what true leadership looks like.
US special operations forces are on the ground in Ukraine as part of a broad covert operation that includes CIA personnel, The Intercept reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed US intelligence and military officials.
The report said that the US withdrew its CIA and special operations assets from Ukraine shortly before Russia’s invasion, although one US official said the CIA “never completely left.”
The CIA initially predicted that Kyiv would fall quickly to Russia, but after it became clear that wouldn’t happen, the Biden administration sent its covert assets back into Ukraine.
The report said that US clandestine operations inside Ukraine “are now far more extensive than they were early in the war, when US intelligence officials were fearful that Russia would steamroll over the Ukrainian army.”
They have now quietly changed their student loan forgiveness plan — removing students using Perkins and Federal Family Education Loans from the plan.
Moscow hopes the US government did not tell reporters its suspicions that Kiev masterminded a high-profile assassination in Russia with a view to washing its hands of future terrorism incidents, the Kremlin warned on Thursday.
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov was commenting on a report in the New York Times, which contained details of an assessment by the US intelligence community regarding a bomb attack near Moscow in August, in which journalist and political activist Darya Dugina was killed.
“The involvement of the Ukrainian state in this terrorist act, the murder of a young woman, was argued and demonstrated by our special services in a reasonably swift manner,” Peskov told journalists.
Another busload of illegals was dumped on Kamala Harris’ front lawn in Washington DC on Thursday.
In an effort to promote its new and supposedly improved injection for the Omicron (i.e., Moronic) variant of the Fauci Flu, Pfizer is now admitting that its original mRNA (messenger RNA) injections turn negative within 30 days – meaning they degrade immunity and leave a person worse off in terms of immune function.
“We have been sold an antivaccine as a vaccine,” is how one concerned reader of Exposé News put it.
An Exposé investigation into the claim revealed that the original Pfizer mRNA shot degrades the immune system at a rate in excess of 10 percent per month. (Related: Experts from numerous top universities, including Stanford and UCLA, also say covid shots produce negative efficacy.)
Vaccine-induced AIDS, or VAIDS, is another way to refer to what these shots do to people’s immune systems. Instead of providing true and lasting protection against covid, the shots destroy natural immunity over time, leaving a person defenseless against disease.
(Natural News) Judicial Watch has nailed it yet again, suing HHS to acquire a treasure trove of documents that reveal the world’s most exhaustive, heavily funded and wide-ranging propaganda campaign to try to convince the oblivious masses to be injected with an experimental mRNA concoction that isn’t even a “vaccine.”
“Judicial Watch Uncovers Biden Administration Propaganda Plan to Push COVID Vaccine,” reads the Judicial Watch press release:
Judicial Watch announced today that it received 249 pages of records from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) detailing the extensive media plans for a propaganda campaign to push the COVID-19 vaccine.
One document in the released records was entitled, “PEC (Public Education Campaign) Plan April 19 – May 31 2021” and featured all the following bullet points and more:
(Natural News) “World government wants massive profits for the wind and solar sector. They want to take away a lot of our freedoms.” – Scientist Tom Harris
(Article by Miranda Sellick republished from RairFoundation.com)
Nothing is what it appears to be.
That heatwave that hit Europe this past summer? Twenty years ago, it was just a heatwave. Now, you’d be led to believe that it’s all part of the climate emergency that mankind has brought upon itself.
A recent World Climate Declaration, signed by 1,100 scientists, has made the rounds on social media, claiming that there is no climate emergency. But a 2019 Cornell University study found that 99.9 percent of studies agree that humans have caused climate change.
However, more and more scientists are speaking out to declare that the whole climate change narrative is based upon faulty science and incorrect modeling. Tom Harris, the executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition, based in Ottawa, is one of them. He describes himself as changing “from a climate alarmist to a climate realist.” He recently gave a wide-ranging interview to RAIR Foundation USA.
Austria, a country of 8.9 million, showed massive support for the right to pay with cash, demonstrating the growing movement against digital currencies that have been promoted by central banks and institutions such as the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The deadline for the submission of petitions regarding proposals for seven national referendums was Monday. The right to cash payments received the most support of seven petitions, with 530,938 signatories.
In Austria, only petitions that receive 100,000 signatures or more can force a debate in parliament on the topic. Given the overwhelming support behind the “right to cash” petition, there could be strong pressure to move forward with securing cash payments in the country.
While many other countries in Europe succumbed to the trend toward a cashless society, Austria still conducts most of its transactions in cash, far above the European average of 30 percent. Germans are also against using digital currency, with only 9 percent saying they would use mobile payments.
Jorge Heraud, vice president of automation and autonomy for John Deere, noted that he sees the company’s future as being a leader in the manufacturing of robotics and artificial intelligence-infused equipment alongside the tech giants of Silicon Valley. (Related: Warehouses turning to robots to fill labor gaps as e-commerce booms.)
John Deere showcased a glimpse of its future line of automated farming machinery last January when it unveiled its fully autonomous 8R farm tractor, driven by an AI rather than a farmer behind the wheel.
According to Heraud, the 8R is the culmination of Deere’s investments in automation, data analytics, GPS guidance, internet-of-things connectivity and software engineering. All of this research and development is a mix of homegrown research as well as the result of acquisitions and partnerships with agri-tech startups.
“This comes from our realization that technology is going to drive value creation and increase productivity, profitability and sustainability for farmers,” said Heraud. “The AI we use involves computer vision and machine learning.”
Webmaster addition: Well, I guess we don't need those illegal immigrants to pick crops after all!
“Anyone who says telling people to stop eating meat or wanting to have a nice house will basically change human desires, I think, that is too difficult,” Gates told Bloomberg Green reporter Akshat Rathi in an episode of “Zero” podcast. “You can make a case for it, but I don’t think it’s realistic for that to play a central role.”
Observers are wondering if the Microsoft founder is getting disoriented as he previously advised America and other rich nations to move to “100 percent synthetic beef.”
“You can get used to the taste difference and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time,” he told MIT Technology Review in February last year. He was referring to plant-based meat. “Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the people or use regulation to totally shift the demand.” (Related: Video shows Bill Gates admitting “clean energy” solving climate change is a SCAM.)
Because jab manufacturers are still refusing to allow any independent verification of the data, it is impossible to say what these injections are truly doing to people, an article from Welt explains. (Related: We do know that mRNA spike proteins are being found inside the brains and hearts of deceased jab recipients.)
“In scientific circles, doubts arise as to whether the information provided by the manufacturers about the mRNA vaccine is correct,” the article reads. “BioNtech / Pfizer and Moderna have so far refused to independently verify the data.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill on Friday that would allow medical boards in the state to punish doctors for spreading COVID-19 misinformation to patients.
Assembly Bill 2098 gives medical boards the power to treat the spread of COVID-19 misinformation as unprofessional conduct punishable by a minimum sentence of five years of probation, and a maximum sentence of full revocation of the doctor’s medical license.
On Wednesday, the United States Army unveiled a new strategic plan for fiscal years 2023-2027 that includes actions to combat and respond to the ‘severe impacts’ of climate change.
According to Russian media, the appeal date for imprisoned American basketball player Brittany Griner is set for October 25.
Griner is an all-star player in the WNBA and plays for the Phoenix Mercury. Her arrest in Russia came in February. Her charges are possession of a vape canister that contained cannabis oil. She says that she brought the items to Russia inadvertently.
Her arrest came just four days before Russia invaded Ukraine. She was sentenced to nine years in prison in August. Griner spoke ahead of her verdict and stated that she never meant to hurt anyone or put the Russian population at any level of risk at all. She said that it was an honest mistake and that she hoped that her life doesn’t have to end here in Russia due to an
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Tuesday posted a photograph of a box of "gold dental crowns" they claimed were extracted from Ukrainian victims in a "torture chamber" in Pisky-Radkivski they dubbed a "mini Auschwitz."
"A torture chamber in Pisky-Radkivski," the Ukrainian Defense Ministry tweeted. "2 photos. A gas mask that was put on the head of a victim who was covered with a smoldering rag and buried alive. And a box of gold dental crowns. A mini Auschwitz. How many more will be found in occupied Ukraine?"
The story was spread to millions by Ukrainian officials and media outlets like The Telegraph and The Independent.
The German media outlet BILD visited Pisky-Radkivski to investigate the story themselves and found that the crowns were actually taken from the village dentist.
Kanye West went off on Jared Kushner and his brother Josh during his interview with Tucker Carlson on Thursday and said they only arranged the Abraham Accords "peace treaties" with Israel "to make money."
"After talking to them, and really sitting with Jared and sitting with Josh and finding out other pieces of information, I was like wow, these guys might have really been holding Trump back," West said.
"All these things with Israel ... I just think it was to make money," he continued. "Is that too heavy-handed to put in this platform?"
On Monday Elon Musk posted a tweet urging a de-escalation in the Russian War on Ukraine.
Musk fears any escalation would cause great harm to not only Ukraine but the world.
Elon Musk also posted a poll on the end-game in the war. In response to his question Elon Musk was slammed by his pro-war critics.
The worst reaction came from Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany who made it personal.
Now, Democrats have decided to vote for Republican candidates, too. One viral video shows an unknown man as he declares that he’ll be voting for DeSantis.
According to The Gateway Pundit, the man was thrilled that gas was available after a hurricane. The Western Journal reports, “He’s not going to appear in any election campaign ads this season, but the Florida man in this video has given Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis the strongest endorsement for next month’s election. It’s the best one he’s gotten this year.”
The Serbian government has slammed the latest package of EU sanctions targeting Russia’s oil exports, describing it as the “first EU sanctions package” against Serbia.
Restrictions on the maritime transportation of Russian oil would make it too expensive for Serbia and severely hit the nation’s economy, government officials said on Thursday. In a scathing statement, Serbian Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin called the EU “the place of our future humiliation and suffering.”
Belgrade will now be “forced to buy more expensive Iraqi oil and thus lose hundreds of millions of euro,” he argued, accusing neighboring Croatia, which is an EU member state, of lobbying for the new measures.
Vulin said the only “consistent” feature of EU policy is “revenge on free nations,” and decried the fact that Western Balkan nations had not been exempted from the latest batch of anti-Russia measures.
The EU “introduced not the eighth package of sanctions against Russia but the first sanctions package against Serbia,” the minister said. He argued that this was why it is “better to be a militarily and politically neutral country” rather than a member of a club of nations that allows the “[psychological] complexes” of its members to run the show.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic was equally critical of the new sanctions, saying they were introduced “at the expense of the lives and living standards” of all Serbian people. “It will cost us hundreds of millions of euro,” Brnabic told Serbia’s Happy TV broadcaster.