"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have given way to permanent crisis management: to policing the planet and fighting preventative wars of ideological containment, usually on terrain chosen by, and favorable to, our enemies. Limited government and constitutional accountability have been shouldered aside by the kind of imperial presidency our constitutional system was explicitly designed to prevent." -- David C. Unger, The Emergency State: America’s Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs
Just hours after we find out that the Hunter Biden laptop not only wasn't "Russian disinformation", but rather was being actively covered up by social media, another "conspiracy theory" that wound up costing tons of honest truth seekers their social media accounts (including Zero Hedge, who was first to talk about the lab leakall the way back in February 2020), is inching closer toward being validated as reality.
That's because a scientist who formerly worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology has now gone on record and has said that COVID was "man-made" and leaked from the lab.
The claims are according to the Post, who cited The Sun, who was provided a copy of the scientist’s forthcoming book.
The gravity of the allegations, which I have written about at length over the last year, would make the global Covid-19 pandemic cover up among the most stunning lies ever perpetrated on modern humanity.
The whistleblower, epidemiologist Andrew Huff, called the lab leak the “biggest US intelligence failure since 9/11". He detailed his allegations in his book “The Truth About Wuhan".
Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX cryptocurrency exchange, announced in May that he would donate “north of $100 million” and up to a “soft ceiling” of $1 billionfor the Democrat candidate running against President Donald Trump in the 2024 race.
After two power substations in North Carolina came under gunfire on Saturday, tens of thousands of customers are without power. Outages are expected to last until Thursday, according to Duke Energy.
The twin attacks took place shortly after 7pm Saturday in Moore County, a rural area about 90 miles east of Charlotte. The area is popular among retirees and is home to the golf mecca of Pinehurst.
As temperatures were expected to dip to 30 degrees, more than 35,000 customers were still without power late Sunday night, according to poweroutage.us. That's 56% of the county's customers. Meanwhile, a Southern Pines town manager told the News & Observer that the outage has already caused several accidents, including a four-vehicle collision that sent four to a hospital with minor injuries.
James Woods was once an A-list Hollywood actor, having appeared in films like The Onion Field, Casino, and Be Cool, even though his conservative politics placed him out of step with the entertainment industry.
Now, thanks to revelations Elon Musk has made concerning the link between Twitter and the Democratic Party concerning content censorship, Woods finds himself at the center of a real-life drama. Fox News explains.
“James Woods’ Twitter account was targeted by Twitter at the request of the Democratic National Committee, according to findings by the company’s new CEO, Elon Musk.
On Tuesday, lawyers from the offices of Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana deposed FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan as part of their lawsuit against the Biden administration. That suit accuses high-ranking government officials of working with giant social media companies "under the guise of combating misinformation" to achieve greater censorship.
Chan, who serves in the FBI’s San Francisco bureau, was questioned under oath by court order about his alleged "critical role" in "coordinating with social-media platforms relating to censorship and suppression of speech on their platforms."
During the deposition, Chan said that he, along with the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force and senior Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency officials, had weekly meetings with major social media companies to warn against Russian disinformation attempts ahead of the 2020 election, according to a source in the Missouri attorney general's office.
Those meetings were initially quarterly, then monthly, then weekly heading into the presidential election between former President Donald Trump and now President Biden. According to a source, Chan testified that in those multiple, separate meetings, the FBI warned the social media companies that there could be potentially Russian "hack and dump" or "hack and leak" operations.
A large explosion was reported to have taken place during the morning of December 5, 2022, at Engels-2, an air base used by Russia for deploying strategic bombers to perform cruise missile attacks on Ukraine. Around the same time, an explosion happened at Dyagilevo, another strategic bomber base in Ryazan region.
Reports published to Russian social media channels claim the explosion at Engels was a drone attack and at least two aircraft were damaged.
Telegram channel “Mobilizatsiya. Volgogradskaya Oblast,” which reports local news, posted a short video which appears to have been filmed by a CCTV camera. A large explosion can be seen in the footage.
Recent comments by former German Chancellor Angela Merkel shed light on the duplicitous game played by Germany, France, Ukraine and the United States in the lead-up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February.
While the so-called “collective west” (the U.S., NATO, the E.U. and the G7) continue to claim that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was an act of “unprovoked aggression,” the reality is far different: Russia had been duped into believing there was a diplomatic solution to the violence that had broken out in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine in the aftermath of the 2014 U.S.-backed Maidan coup in Kiev.
Instead, Ukraine and its Western partners were simply buying time until NATO could build a Ukrainian military capable of capturing the Donbass in its entirety, as well as evicting Russia from Crimea.
In an interview last week with Der Spiegel, Merkel alluded to the 1938 Munich compromise. She compared the choices former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had to make regarding Nazi Germany with her decision to oppose Ukrainian membership in NATO, when the issue was raised at the 2008 NATO summit in Bucharest.
A Canadian government-funded booklet for school children classifies Canada’s Red Ensign flag, which was used until 1965, as a “hate symbol.” The booklet was approved by the cabinet on June 30.
The booklet also asks kids to be wary of classmates who use the “free speech” argument as it was among the “common defenses of hate propaganda.”
Chair of CAHN Bernie Farber said the booklet would spearhead a campaign to educate children and “fight and win against hate.”
“The point of this free toolkit is to help parents, educators and the community identify and intervene when a young person is being groomed and recruited by a white supremacist movement before it is too late,” said Farber. “It’s not just a free toolkit. The Canadian Anti-Hate Network is launching a whole education program.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has reversed his stance on Disney, quietly capitulating and working behind the scenes to give them back their tax breaks as the woke megacorp exploits and sexualizes children.
Staunchly America First Florida state representative Anthony Sabatini made a post on Twitter highlighting the betrayal:
Earlier Friday, journalist Matt Taibbi released internal Twitter communications that showed Twitter employees took down tweets at the behest of the Biden campaign and the Trump White House. Taibbi noted that because the Twitter staff was overwhelmingly liberal, there were “more channels” to censor speech available to the left.
As Nehls promised an investigation, others noted that the liberal media was ignoring the release of the “Twitter Files.”
But a new bombshell was revealed from the “Twitter Files.”
Email leaks reveal Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was in regular communication with Twitter telling them who to censor.
An important intervention was made by a Russian expert analyst on public Russian television, revealing the country's strategy after the complete dissolution of Ukraine.
For the first time, there is public talk of creating a new hegemonic state of 200 million Russian speakers in Eastern Europe that will act as a counterweight and conflict with the EU, Germany and Poland, breaking up globalization so far.
Nikolai Vavilov, a sinologist by profession with very good connections within the Chinese Communist Party and the Kremlin, said on Russian television:
“Russia is fighting triumphantly against more than 1 billion people of the Western world.
During the whole of this year, the Western world has not been able to face Russia.
All average Russian citizens will agree with me. There is hot water, there is food, there are jobs, our transport works, our subways work, our salaries are paid and we are already developing, our economy is being restructured.
Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson claimed on Sunday that Elon Musk's Twitter exposé of the platform's handling of Hunter Biden's laptop is 'part of a much larger story' on censorship.
Johnson along with Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley had been investigating foreign business deals made by President Joe Biden's son that had been brought to light by a New York Post story published in October 2020.
The story's reach was quickly limited on Twitter and Facebook over fears that it could have been the product of hacking or a Russian disinformation attempt.
Was an attack last April on an electric power station near San Jose, Calif., the work of vandals or something far more dangerous — domestic terrorism or a trial run by an individual or organization bent on damaging the nation's electric grid?
The Wall Street Journal, picking up from an earlier report by Foreign Policy magazine, explores that question Wednesday in a long account about what happened at PG&E Corp.'s Metcalf transmission substation — an event that has received relatively little attention until now.
Ordinarily, a fancy White House state dinner menu would not be controversial.
However, the Biden Administration has been, if nothing else, creative in the controversies that it has created for itself. Just the News explains how the inclusion of 200 Maine lobsters is causing both sides of the aisle to erupt in anger.