Thought for the day

"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...<p>The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance" -- Carl Sagan

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Sudanese-British billionaire Mo Ibrahim criticized the West on Monday for obstructing African nations’ effort to develop their own hydrocarbon reserves and constantly ignoring the energy poverty problems of the Global South. What’s behind the Global North’s political short-sightedness and who benefits from the controversy?

Even though Africa boasts roughly 12% and 9% of the world’s oil and natural gas reserves, respectively, most of the continent’s nations suffer from energy poverty. However, once the energy crisis hit Europe, EU governments immediately turned to the African continent, seeking to tap its resources while overlooking the continent’s longstanding problems.

“The West’s exploitation of Africa’s wealth is driven by two factors,” explained Dr. Mamdouh G. Salameh, an international oil economist and a global energy expert. “The first is the old racist view that African people are backward and inferior to Western people and therefore can’t defend themselves or protect their natural resources. In a nutshell, it is doable. The second factor is greed and profit, which are the core of the Western capitalist system of taking advantage of poor and helpless people and exploiting their resources without letting them benefit the slightest from their stolen resources. That is how Western empires were built in Africa and around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.”

The Central African Countries suffer from severe energy poverty because they neither have the infrastructure (refineries, oil and gas pipelines) to benefit from their vast energy resources and also distribute energy, nor do they have the financial means to build such infrastructure, according to the oil economist. The deplorable state of Africa’s energy infrastructure stems from the fact that the West is by no means interested in the continent’s sustainability, Salameh highlighted.

Posted on: Oct 05 13:04

 Less than two days after Mockingbird Media New York Times published a widely distributed piece for the New York Times, writer Stuart A. Thompson has egg on his face.  Thompson opened up the baseless hit piece by saying:

Posted on: Oct 05 13:04

Musk referred to his conversations with Dorsey to a Twitter board member in April.

“This is hard to do as a public company, as purging fake users will make the numbers look terrible, so restructuring should be done as a private company,” Musk said. “This is Jack’s opinion too.”

Musk also reached out to current Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal to gain a better understanding of the company’s code.

“I would like to understand the technical details of the Twitter codebase,” Musk asked. “This will help me calibrate the dumbness of my suggestions.”

Posted on: Oct 05 13:04

The midterm elections are closer than they may seem. Within barely over four weeks, Americans will head to the polls to determine which candidates they want to represent them in the House and the Senate.

Republicans have been consistently favored to take back the House of Representatives next month. A huge factor in this boils down to positive GOP performances in districts that were either traditionally Democratic or swing areas.

However, for a while, the Senate has been widely deemed as a toss-up, largely due to the neck-in-neck elections playing out in different battleground states.

Still, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is projecting that his party will pick up at least two extra Senate seats next month.

Posted on: Oct 05 13:03

The Biden administration has been repeatedly called upon to secure the southern border. The consequences of having an open border involve fentanyl coming into the country, migrants making the dangerous journey to enter the United States, and Border Patrol officials being overwhelmed.

In spite of this, the White House completely ignored the situation at the southern border until Republicans began giving migrants free transportation to left-wing sanctuary cities. This is when Democrats began to speak out and vocalize their grievances.

These grievances are coming from the same party that’s previously said no individuals are illegal and everyone deserves to be welcomed, no matter how they came to be in the country.

Posted on: Oct 05 13:02

Despite deteriorating East-West relations, a Russian cosmonaut joined two NASA crewmates and a Japanese space veteran for launch aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Wednesday, kicking off a day-long flight to the International Space Station.

Wearing futuristic SpaceX pressure suits, Anna Kikina, Russia's only active-duty female cosmonaut, Crew 5 Dragon commander Nicole Mann, pilot Josh Cassada and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center atop a Falcon 9 rocket at noon Eastern.

Vaulting skyward atop 1.7 million pounds of thrust, the Falcon 9 arced away to the northeast trailing a brilliant jet of flame from its nine first stage engines, smoothly accelerating as it consumed propellants and lost weight.

Posted on: Oct 05 12:59

For the first time in US history, the national debt has surpassed $31 trillion.

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Posted on: Oct 05 12:09

El Paso, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ysleta Border Patrol Station fatally shot an illegal alien on Tuesday.

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Posted on: Oct 05 11:30

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was stumped and resorted to talking points when Peter Doocy asked her about gas price fluctuations under Joe Biden.

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Posted on: Oct 05 11:29

A new poll shows a big five-point swing in favor of Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Democrat challenger Adam Frisch.

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Posted on: Oct 05 11:28

Joe Biden on Tuesday attended a second meeting of the task force on ‘Reproductive Healthcare Access’ – also known as abortion.

Posted on: Oct 05 11:28

Last month True the Vote was sued by a Michigan election company for defaming them.

According to the Texas TribuneKonnech sued True the Vote for claiming, among other things, that they stored US election data on a server in China:

In addition, the complaint says, True the Vote, Engelbrecht, and Phillips “falsely claimed” they discovered Konnech had stored data on an unsecured server in Wuhan, China, “which Defendants hacked into and stole data from,” including personal data on 1.8 million poll workers “which they claim is a vehicle for the Chinese Communist Party to breach U.S. elections.”

The company said it uses no such server, and stores all U.S. data “exclusively on protected computers located within the United States.” In addition, it said, it does not have data on that many poll workers “or even a small fraction of that number.”

Posted on: Oct 05 10:02

Kristina Karamo, the Republican nominee for secretary of state in Michigan, took the stage with former President Trump to say that the MAGA movement will help unite Americans across all demographics.

These words are what she said at the Save America rally held in Michigan.

President Trump endorsed Karamo and stated, “she is so strong on crime, including the massive crime of election fraud,” according to reporting by Breitbart.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:55

As I have described, we have approached a fateful moment in world history, not because of global warming, Covid, over-population, white racism, or any of the “crises” that an ignorant media hypes, but because we face nuclear war originating in the total stupidity of Western elites.

David Johnson publishes a daily Russian List, a collection of commentary by presstitutes and alleged “Russian experts.” I peruse these scribblings, and I seldom encounter anything the least bit intelligent. In the US and its European puppets, “Russian analysis” consists of Russophobic rants. Russia this, Russia that, and so on. These ignorant rants have created a frame of mind among Western decision makers that is unreal and is deceiving Washington policy makers into fatal mistakes.

I read that Russia has been defeated in Ukraine or will be. I read that 4-star General Petraeus, one of the most stupid of Washington’s political generals, has declared that Putin is desperate and in an irreversible situation and that Ukraine will become a NATO member after the victory against Russia.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:54

From the New York Times news section:

At N.Y.U., Students Were Failing Organic Chemistry. Who Was to Blame?

Maitland Jones Jr., a respected professor, defended his standards. But students started a petition, and the university dismissed him.

Students said Maitland Jones’s course was too hard and blamed him and his teaching methods for their poor showings.

By Stephanie Saul
Oct. 3, 2022

In the field of organic chemistry, Maitland Jones Jr. has a storied reputation. He taught the subject for decades, first at Princeton and then at New York University, and wrote an influential textbook. He received awards for his teaching, as well as recognition as one of N.Y.U.’s coolest professors.

But last spring, as the campus emerged from pandemic restrictions, 82 of his 350 students signed a petition against him.

Students said the high-stakes course — notorious for ending many a dream of medical school — was too hard, blaming Dr. Jones for their poor test scores.

The professor defended his standards. But just before the start of the fall semester, university deans terminated Dr. Jones’s contract.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:47

Vladimir Putin has signed documents finalizing the Russian annexation of four regions in eastern Ukraine, meaning there's now a western-backed Ukrainian counteroffensive underway to recapture what Russia officially considers parts of its homeland.

Moscow has made it clear that it will use all weapons systems at its disposal to defend against attacks on territories it claims as its own, which could include nuclear weapons. Depending on if and how that happens and what kind of day all the relevant decision makers are having when it does, there is a distinct possibility that a chain of events could follow which leads to the end of the world.

This happens as Ukraine's President Zelensky signs a decree officially ruling out the possibility of any peace talks with Putin, who recently publicly requested such talks. The US empire, which has been driving this proxy war from the beginning, is also not currently engaged in peace talks with Moscow. Things are accelerating faster and faster toward the absolute worst thing that could possibly happen, and as far as we know nobody's got a foot anywhere near the brake pedal.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:39

Russia says the United States’ decision to ship more weapons to Ukraine poses an “immediate threat” to Moscow’s interests and hikes the risk of a direct military confrontation between Russia and the West.

“The supply of military products by the US and its allies not only entails protracted bloodshed and new casualties, but also increases the danger of a direct military clash between Russia and Western countries,” Russia’s Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said on the Telegram messaging app on Wednesday.

“We perceive this as an immediate threat to the strategic interests of our country,” he said, after US President Joe Biden pledged a new $625-million military aid package to Ukraine on Tuesday.

The US package would include High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers, reportedly used in Ukraine’s recent counter-offensives against Russian forces, leading to their withdrawal.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:31

People have gathered in the German capital to protest soaring energy and commodity prices, and denounce their government’s stance on the war in Ukraine.

Germans took to the streets in Berlin for the second time in three days on Monday, saying the government’s policies on the war in Ukraine had led to an energy crisis, a stagnant economy, and soaring prices.

“People can’t afford to heat their homes and, what’s more, the situation is still worsening,” said one protester.

The protesters also called on US-led NATO to immediately stop sending arms to Ukraine and to work to resolve the crisis peacefully through diplomacy.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:31

The latest domino to fall in the current global economic order is food production, which is slowly grinding to a halt in Europe due to the ongoing energy crisis.

It is no longer affordable or even possible to produce the fertilizer needed to grow enough food for current population levels. Fruit and vegetable producers across northern and western Europe say they are having to shut down their greenhouses.

For now, it is not necessarily noticeable at the store that there is a very serious problem. After all, the world is still eating through existing supplies. However, that will very soon change.

“In the coming weeks, I will plan the season but I don’t know what to do,” lamented Benjamin Simonot-De Vos, a farmer from France who grows cucumbers, tomatoes and strawberries to the south of Paris.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:30

Less than two days after Mockingbird Media New York Times published a widely distributed piece for the New York Times, writer Stuart A. Thompson has egg on his face.  Thompson opened up the baseless hit piece by saying:

At an invitation-only conference in August at a secret location southeast of Phoenix, a group of election deniers unspooled a new conspiracy theory about the 2020 presidential outcome. 

Using threadbare evidence, or none at all, the group suggested that a small American election software company, Konnech, had secret ties to the Chinese Communist Party and had given the Chinese government backdoor access to personal data of about 2 million poll workers in the United States, according to online accounts from several people at the conference.

However, in a press release today reported on by The Gateway Pundit, the Soros-backed Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, all of Stuart A Thompson’s accusations above died less than 24 hours after he birthed them.  Today, Konnech CEO Eugene Yu was arrested in Michigan on charges of Theft of Personal Data.

The New York Times, as of publishing, still has this thoroughly debunked article up on their website.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:29

There’s no turning back. The key consequence of a largely documented fact – “a hybrid war is being waged against Russia because it stands in the way of the neocolonial world order” – is that Russia is getting ready for an all-out collision with the Empire of Lies.

Alongside top Eurasian powers China and Iran. Imperial vassals in this case are at best collateral damage.

Moreover, it’s quite telling that Putin’s speech followed India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, stressing the “pillaging of India by the colonial power” at the UN General Assembly.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:28

Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN)  just recently won a major lawsuit brought against the CDC, requiring the agency to turn over its V-safe COVID Vaccine Injury Data.

In order to collect health evaluations following vaccination against COVID-19, the CDC developed a tool called V-safe that runs on smartphones. Over 10 million participants signed up and submitted their health data.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:27

Kennedy makes it clear in the video that he blames criminals, not the police. Throughout the video, he states that he was against defunding the police and points out how bad the crime is in Louisiana. Kennedy says, “A mom should not have to look over her shoulder when pumping gas. I voted against the early release of violent criminals. I strongly opposed defunding the police.”

Posted on: Oct 05 09:26

Football great and American hero Herschel Walker is under fire from the evil Democrat Media complex for not being black enough.  They say this because he is a successful black American in the GOP.

President Trump and Herschel Walker go way back to when Trump was a football team owner and Walker was a great player.  Now Walker is joining President Trump in politics, running for the Senate race in Georgia.

Georgia, a solidly red state (before voter manipulation) is not for communists like the current Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock.

The nasty New York Times is reportedly saying that Walker is not black enough (code words for he is not a member of the Democrat plantation):

Posted on: Oct 05 09:25

Biden Crime Family whistleblower Tony Bobulinski told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that Joe Biden was the ‘chairman’ and ‘figurehead’ of Hunter Biden’s international business dealings.

Tony Bobulinski, a retired lieutenant in the US Navy, was the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.

Bobulinski has repeatedly stated that he met with Joe Biden numerous times to discuss Hunter Biden’s business deals.

“There are hundreds of data points that Joe Biden was acting in – in a capitalistic term, I would say the chairman,” Bobulinski told Tucker Carlson in an interview that will air Tuesday evening.

“How much did Hunter Biden expect to make from his business dealings with the Chinese?” Tucker Carlson asked.

Bobulinski: “The Biden’s probably thought they were going to make billions.”

Posted on: Oct 05 09:24

Biden Crime Family whistleblower Tony Bobulinski told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that Joe Biden was the ‘chairman’ and ‘figurehead’ of Hunter Biden’s international business dealings.

Tony Bobulinski, a retired lieutenant in the US Navy, was the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.

Bobulinski told Tucker that the Bidens “probably thought they were going to make billions” off of their deals with the Chinese.

Tucker Carlson asked Bobulinski if he has had any recent contact with Hunter or Jim Biden (Joe’s slimy brother).

Bobulinski revealed the last time he heard from Jim Biden was in the middle of his FBI interview in October during the 2020 election.

“So the last contact I had with the Biden family was when I was in my interview with the FBI on October 23rd for that 5+ hours,” Bobulinski said. “On my BlackBerry Jim Biden called me via WhatsApp and I was there voluntarily but – so my phone starts ringing in the middle of this interview and so I look down and I’m like is he really calling me right now?”

Posted on: Oct 05 09:23

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that an executive with a Michigan-based company responsible for the software used in managing Los Angeles County election poll workers has been arrested as part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information of those workers.

“I want to thank my prosecutors and investigators for their commitment to eliminating cyber intrusions against government entities and local businesses,” District Attorney Gascón said.
“Data breaches are an ongoing threat to our digital way of life. When we entrust a company to hold our confidential data, they must be willing and able to protect our personal identifying information from theft. Otherwise, we are all victims.

This investigation is concerned solely with the personal identifying information of election workers.  In this case, the alleged conduct had no impact on the tabulation of votes and did not alter election results. But security in all aspects of any election is essential so that we all have full faith in the integrity of the election process.”

Posted on: Oct 05 09:09

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is ready to reward state residents in a major way if they re-elect her.

The GOP governor announced late last week that she plans to push for a massive tax cut for all South Dakotans if she wins another term.

“I’ve seen families across SD struggle to make ends meet because of [President Joe] Biden’s inflation. I’m proposing the largest tax cut in state history: eliminating sales tax on groceries. This will put $100 MILLION back into the pockets of SD families. Cutting taxes. Saving families $$$,” she noted in a tweet introducing the plan.

Posted on: Oct 05 09:08

A study from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released Monday shows the FBI undercounts the number of times an armed citizen stops an active shooting.

The CPRC pointed to the example of 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken shooting and killing the Greenwood Park Mall attacker in Indiana on July 17, 2022.

Shoppers leave the Greenwood Park Mall, Monday, May 4, 2020, in Greenwood, Ind. Indiana started relaxing coronavirus restrictions, with the goal of allowing nearly all activities to resume on July 4. A new executive order that took effect allowing more manufacturers, retailers and shopping malls to reopen in most of the state while directing residents to maintain social distancing of at least six feet and to wear face coverings in public. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana. (Darron Cummings/AP)

They noted a few establishment media responses to the attack: “Rare in US for an active shooter to be stopped by bystander” (Associated Press); “Rampage in Indiana a rare instance of armed civilian ending mass shooting” (Washington Post); and “After Indiana mall shooting, one hero but no lasting solution to gun violence” (New York Times).

CPRC then observed:

Evidence compiled by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that the sources the media relied on undercounted the number of instances in which armed citizens have thwarted such attacks by an order of more than ten, saving untold numbers of lives. Of course, law-abiding citizens stopping these attacks are not rare. What is rare is national news coverage of those incidents. Although those many news stories about the Greenwood shooting also suggested that the defensive use of guns might endanger others, there is no evidence that these acts have harmed innocent victims.

Posted on: Oct 05 08:22