While the world has slapped a wide variety of sanctions on Russia in the wake of Vladmir Putin’s illegal invasion and partial annexation of Ukraine, most of them have been relatively toothless. To hit Russia where it hurts, the world has to stop buying energy from the oil and gas titan. But slapping energy sanctions on the Kremlin while Europe was dependent on Russian oil and gas to keep the lights on would have been a pyrrhic victory at best. Finally, Europe is in a position to start getting serious about energy sanctions, but securing enough extra energy supply to replace Russian imports will be no easy feat.
Indeed, as Europe has inched closer to easing its energy dependence on Russia and has ramped up its sanctions on Russian energy bit by bit, the Kremlin has hit back hard, and European markets are still reeling. In early September when G7 countries agreed to impose a price cap on Russian oil, Russia responded by shutting off the flow of gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline completely within a matter of hours, citing suspiciously timed maintenance.
Russia’s national security chief visiting Iran discussed Ukraine and ways to combat "Western interference" in their internal affairs with his Iranian counterpart.
Russia's Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin met with Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Russian state news agencies said.
Nour News Agency, affiliated with the Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), announced in an English tweet that Patrushev was invited by Shamkhani, adding that he will also hold meetings with other high-ranking Iranians to discuss cooperation between Tehran and Moscow.
California is the place to go for people that want to experience what it is like to live in a liberal utopia where ordinary people pay big bucks in taxes to support the wasted life of the liberal ruling over them.
But it is also where obscene organizations are popping up and acting like experts in fields of debauchery.
One school District has decided to take funds away from education and pay them to an organization that promotes experts on training staff to understand how a transgender family setup works.
The Transfamily Support Services willingly accepted the money and the invite to come on campus in the Poway Unified School District PUSD in Poway, California. The District intends to pay $3,000 a year for people to go and teach what it means to be transgender.
Chicago police are looking for a group of men who stormed a school bus, where they spewed antisemitic slurs and threatened to harm a 12-year-old boy in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on Wednesday, according to officials.
The bus was dropping off elementary students from a local Orthodox Jewish school when, around 5 p.m. in the 2800 block of West Jerome Street, the men entered the bus, according to Chicago police, who said nobody was physically injured.
“At one stop, four men jumped into the bus, hurled antisemitic slurs, and performed the ‘Heil Hitler’ salute at terrorized children,” according to a statement from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
After the men threatened to hurt a 12-year-old boy, they fled in an unknown direction, police said.
Buoyed by the successful global marketing of its COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer is teeing up to dominate the maternal vaccine market even as OB-GYNs on the front lines of maternal care sound the alarm about the COVID-19 shots’ infanticidal fallout.
On Nov. 1, Pfizer issued a press release about an investigational vaccine for pregnant women the company said will protect babies from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Buoyed by the successful global marketing of its COVID-19 jabs — an estimated 49% of pregnant women worldwide reportedly views the vaccines favorably and almost 1 in 4 pregnant women in the U.S. took them — Pfizer is hoping to hit another home run with the RSV vaccine.
The vaccine maker said it intends to seek U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval by the end of the year.
For all of Apple’s talk about how private your iPhone is, the company vacuums up a lot of data about you. iPhones do have a privacy setting that is supposed to turn off that tracking. According to a new report by independent researchers, though, Apple collects extremely detailed information on you with its own apps even when you turn off tracking, an apparent direct contradiction of Apple’s own description of how the privacy protection works.
The iPhone Analytics setting makes an explicit promise. Turn it off, and Apple says that it will “disable the sharing of Device Analytics altogether.” However, Tommy Mysk and Talal Haj Bakry, two app developers and security researchers at the software company Mysk, took a look at the data collected by a number of Apple iPhone apps—the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV, Books, and Stocks. They found the analytics control and other privacy settings had no obvious effect on Apple’s data collection—the tracking remained the same whether iPhone Analytics was switched on or off.
“The level of detail is shocking for a company like Apple,” Mysk told Gizmodo.
First Washington supported a soft coup against Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. Then the unelected regime banned his speeches, charged him with “terrorism,” and banned him from politics. Now a failed assassination attempt may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Pakistanis have been out on the streets protesting in the millions over the past few months. Even though the country has been afflicted by the horrific floods, the political momentum for radical change has not abated.
An assassination attempt on former Prime Minister Imran Khan this November has brought matters to a tipping point. Today, Khan’s popularity as a political leader and public figure is at its peak – a fact even his detractors will concede.
And this is precisely what has got him into trouble.
Police in Mississippi arrested a 23-year-old old suspect thought to be associated with seven fires across Jackson, with two of them being at churches, in what one Democrat Congressional candidate called an attempt to suppress votes.
The Hinds County Sheriff's Office says Delvin McLaurin was arrested Tuesday in Terry, Mississippi following a tip from the public. (Hinds County Sheriff's Office)
Various reports on social media claimed that explosions had been heard in the vicinity of the strategic Antonovsky bridge over the Dnipro river in the Kherson region.
Unconfirmed reports on social media late on Thursday, November 10, claimed that explosions had occurred near the Antonovsky bridge. Some, again unconfirmed, even suggested that the bridge had been destroyed.
Volodymyr Zelensky is ready to negotiate with Vladimir Putin if Kyiv’s forces can recapture all its territory seized during the invasion.
Mr Zelensky signed a decree in September ruling out peace talks. But a senior government source said the ‘idea is to push the Russians back to the so-called borders of February 23 then we can negotiate’.
With the country’s population overwhelmingly opposed to any talks with Russia, the source added: ‘But if you write this, we’ll deny it. There’s no politician in Ukraine who will consider saying this.’ The admission comes amid a renewed push by Joe Biden and the US to find diplomatic solutions, indicating Mr Zelensky may not have full Western backing for taking back Crimea and the Donbas by force.
Poliquin is part of a team of lawyers working for the commission, which is tasked with investigating the circumstances surrounding the Liberal government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history on Feb. 14.
Comment: Considering Poliquin’s job, we can reasonably assume that he would’ve received an experimental Covid injection in order to continue working under Canada’s tyrannical lockdown policies, whether or not his collapse is related remains to be seen.
Arizona is a battleground state that could determine which party controls Congress; however, it could take several days for Democrats to get their head around the inevitable- according to Lake.
Some media are reporting that as the final batches of votes are tallied, a possible legal fight remains looming in the days and weeks ahead.
“The Lake campaign has made clear it is prepared to pursue legal action over the election, potentially over the counting of ballots and the observation of that process, according to sources familiar with the matter. A member of Lake’s legal team who requested anonymity tells TIME that “a subject matter of a lawsuit” could be “the counting of the ballots and the monitoring of the counting.” They wouldn’t say whether any specific suits were planned as of yet,” TIME reported, adding:
“Such an action could ultimately focus on the final batch of ballots—roughly 275,000 mail ballots that were delivered in person on Election Day—that will be counted on Thursday and published later that evening.”
Maricopa County officials revised a prediction that most ballots would be counted by Friday, saying a day before that deadline that widespread counting would continue into the weekend.
County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates said Thursday during a press conference that the original forecast of 95% to 99% of votes being counted by Friday wouldn’t happen due to the high total of ballots dropped off on Election Day.
“I’m here to tell you the goalposts have changed,” Gates said.
About 290,000 ballots were dropped off on Tuesday, shattering the previous Election Day record, according to Gates.
Approximately 1.1 million ballots in Arizona’s most populous county had been recorded as of Thursday afternoon, with 400,000 still left.
John Bolton, the former assistant to the president for National Security Affairs, mocked the First Amendment as he had a reporter dragged from his event for asking questions about Iraq, Afghanistan, and WikiLeaks.
Illegal Immigrants in Colorado used fraudulent state identification cards to vote for Democrats in the 2022 midterm election, said a source at U.S. Army Cyber Command who has been analyzing suspicious election results.
Cyber Command, he said, reached this conclusion after reviewing voting station surveillance footage and enlisting the aid of local law enforcement sympathetic to the White Hat movement. On Wednesday Cyber Command reviewed videos taken at three polling stations in Pueblo County, Colorado. Each appeared to show the same conspicuously dressed Hispanic male in his mid-30s filling out ballots. In each instance, the man presented I.D. to election officials before being given a ballot.
“At first we didn’t know he’s an illegal and we guessed his race based on the video. He was wearing a cowboy hat, a very loud purple button-up shirt, jeans, and yellow sneakers. Only one of the videos was color, but it was the same guy, and he wasn’t very color coordinated. We used gait recognition software to confirm it,” our source said.
The election results in Arizona will likely be delayed past the weekend as a Maricopa County spokesperson said the counting of ballots will not be done Friday as original expected. The nation anxiously awaits the results of the gubernatorial election and senate races.
Kari Lake faced off against Democrat Katie Hobbs, who refused to step onto the debate stage and address her opponent, while Blake Masters seeks to unseat incumbent Mark Kelly for an Arizona senate seat.
Project Veritas alleges they captured “illegal electioneering” for John Fetterman and Joshua Shapiro on camera that was reportedly filmed at a Philadelphia polling location.
During the video’s intro, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe explains that undercover journalists were “told who to vote for just mere feet outside a polling center” in Pennsylvania. He goes on to claim that this behavior is referred to as “electioneering,” and further alleges that Democrat campaign materials were posted at the polling location.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his company were ordered Thursday to pay an extra $473 million to victims' families and an FBI agent for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax, adding to a nearly $1 billion jury verdict issued last month.
Connecticut Judge Barbara Bellis imposed the punitive damages on the Infowars host and Free Speech Systems. Jones repeatedly told his millions of followers the massacre that killed 20 first graders and six educators was staged by 'crisis actors' to enact more gun control.
Eight victims' relatives and the FBI agent testified during a month-long trial about being threatened and harassed for years by people who deny the shooting happened. Strangers showed up at some of their homes and confronted some of them in public. People hurled abusive comments at them on social media and in emails. And some received death and rape threats.
Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake joined Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night.
Kari told Tucker Carlson that they will start to see the election going in her direction.
And Kari dropped some incredible news on the 650,000 remaining ballots that need to be counted.
Kari Lake: Well I feel 100% certain I am going to win. The question is how big will that win be? Can you believe this, Tucker? We still hve 650,000 votes that have not been counted. And guess who these voters are? They’re the people who showed up on election day. They’re the people, 275,000 of them are people who brought their ballot to polls on election day because they don’t trust the mail and they don’t trust the drop boxes. So guess who those voters are? They’re our voters. And we’re only down by a few thousand votes right now. When those votes come in we’re going to see a lot of liberal minds kind of blowing up.
It’s chess. Okay, no one it’s talking about the fact that Russia is at war with NATO, and that there are untold numbers of mercenaries being paid by MI6 and the CIAda.
What we now have is the US escalating, and Russia responds, and now the US says ‘don’t escalate again, or we will put coalition of the willing forces in UKraine.
The big take from this, is that NATO is mega broken.
So the US completely ignores the fact that Russia said from the outset that external involment will result in those forces being attacked. Now, Russia has hit these forces, because neither side says they are there, but we know different.
Russia shouldn’t be talking to publicly known US officials. Sure, the deep back channel conversations should go on, but anything taking place on the surface, just aids the NWO sect.
This time it is CNN’s own report on its own exit polls that indicates a stolen election.
Today November 9, 2022, updated at 10:49 AM EST, CNN reporters Zachary B. Wolf and Curt Merrill remarked that the widely expected red wave did not materialize and then went on to present data that is inconsistent with the closeness of the voting.
The reporters compare the exit polls from the 2018 elections with those of the 2022 elections. The comparisons show that the Democrats lost support in Tuesday’s elections among women, moderates, youth, people of color, urban voters, college graduates, and independents.
The Democrats’ support among women declined from 19 points favorable to Democrats to only 8 points. Republican support among men rose from 4 points over Democrats to 14 points.
By age, the preference for Democrats over Republicans for 18-29 years of age declined from 35 points to 28 and for 30-44 years of age from 19 points to 4. Republican support over Democrats rose from 1 to 10 points for those 45-64 years of age and from 2 to 12 points for those 65 and older.
White men’s preference for Republicans increased from 21 to 28 points. White women moved from a 50-50 split to an 8 point preference for Republicans. Black women’s preference for Democrats declined from 85 points to 78. Black men’s preference for Democrats declined from 76 points to 65. Latina women’s preference for democrats fell from 47 points to 33; and Latino men’s preference for Democrats fell from 29 points to 8.
Urban voters preference for Democrats declined from 33 points over Republicans to 17 points. Suburban and Rural voters preferences for Republicans rose by 6 points and 15 points.
Over the past several years, companies big and small have been making public their efforts to improve DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives. As detailed by Glassdoor, many companies have made the connection that DEI is not only good for society, but also good for business.
However, in recent months there has been a buzz around what some are terming “reverse discrimination” in hiring, wherein companies are passing over members of racial and gender majorities in service of meeting DEI benchmarks. And with the Supreme Court again hearing arguments against affirmative action, these same issues continue to be debated across multiple realms.
To find out how many believe “reverse discrimination” is really an issue affecting their workplace, in November ResumeBuilder.com surveyed 1,000 hiring managers across the U.S.
Key findings include:
52% believe their company practices “reverse discrimination” in hiring
1 in 6 have been asked to deprioritize hiring white men
48% have been asked to prioritize diversity over qualifications
53% believe their job will be in danger if they don’t hire enough diverse employees
70% believe their company has DEI initiatives for appearances’ sake
Look in the Constitution; look in the Declaration of Independence, and you will not find this word in either of our two founding documents, the “Supreme Law Of The Land”! What is that mysterious word? It’s DEMOCRACY! Democracy is mob rule about which the “Founders” of America were highly critical. In a democracy, 50% + 1 = the rule of law. Has the majority ever been wrong? Duh! That was a rhetorical question for those whose brains are not thoroughly engaged. The Constitution speaks of a Republican form of government. That’s not a political party but a political concept. The concept is that we are ruled by a “supreme” law, and the elected officials have to work within the restraints and constraints of the Constitution (the Supreme law of the land as it says). What that does is it protects the 50% – 1.
When the Constitution declares all men are “created equal”, it is speaking of in the eyes of the law. Obviously short people under 5 feet tall have little chance of playing in the NBA. People who weigh less than 100 pounds likely will not play in the NFL. Someone who is a paralytic will not be playing soccer. The rich man will not be living out of his car, and the poor man will not be living in the lap of luxury. The lazy will likely end up poor, and the resourceful, inventive and industrious likely will prosper and maybe even get rich. Sadly, there are criminal elements who will use the government to gain wealth – they are traitors.
It's a tight contest between Republican Kari Lake, who aligned herself with former President Donald Trump and his false claims of election fraud, and Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs, Arizona's current secretary of state who vocally defended the 2020 results in the state after Trump lost to President Joe Biden.
Webmaster addition: Note that mail-in votes are the reason Hobbs is in front!