"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin
Biden Energy Advisor Amos Hochstein said the quiet part out loud on CNBC while being pressed by host Joe Kernen.
"It was ten days ago the President again said... maybe you try to talk him out of it, I don't know what you do when he says it, but when he says 'we're going to end drilling domestically' that causes the major oil producers to not want to invest long term. Can you give me a number on how long? Do you want them to produce for five more years? For ten more years? How long will we need these major oil producers to keep drilling. What does he mean 'we need to stop drilling? When?" Kernan asked.
Hochstein: “Eventually we are – we’re going to be phasing out the use of oil," began to reply.
"What's eventually" Kernan fired back. "Because they're not going to want to invest any money if its two or three years from now. Or even five years.
The Navy is investigating what led to two service ships nearly colliding Tuesday in San Diego Bay.
The purported close call involved the guided-missile destroyer Momsen and the dock landing ship Harpers Ferry.
Officials did not confirm precisely what time the incident occurred Tuesday, but a video of the encounter was posted to Twitter at about 10:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time by the @SanDiegoWebCam account.
“Warship Chicken in San Diego Bay,” the text accompanying the video states.
The video shows Momsen and Harpers Ferry headed straight toward each other before each ship turns left.
Authorities in the Chinese city of Guangzhou have eased COVID restrictions a day after demonstrators in the southern city clashed with police amid a string of protests against Beijing’s strict measures to control the coronavirus pandemic.
China has imposed widespread lockdowns and travel restrictions, and conducted mass testing as part of its “zero-COVID” policy that has been generating rising anger. COVID restrictions have been eased in most parts of the world.
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." -- Joseph Stalin
Following the Florida election debacle of 2000, Americans were promised a more honest, transparent, and verifiable system of elections. We didn't get it, because the election stealers won that election and decided that keeping the current system was their best guarantee of re-election.
The election of 2016 changed that. The candidate being cheated by the system, Donald Trump, still prevailed thanks to a landslide that overcame the vote rigging. He will see having an honest election system as his best chance for a second term. Hence, there is a real opportunity to throw out the current system, whch is designed to enable and conceal stealing elections, and replace it with a system that hinders cheating as much as possible.
To begin, stolen elections are a reality in this nation. John F. Kennedy stole the 1960 election from Richard Nixon. Nixon stole his re-election in what became known as the Watergate scandal. George W. Bush likely stole the 2000 election from Al Gore, and everyone had a ring-side seat watching Hillary Clinton trying to steal the election from Donald Trump.
A good place to start to learn about election stealing is the HBO documentary, "Hacking Democracy." It is available on NetFlix, Amazon Live, and Hulu. Here is a YouTube video of the final scenes showing how an electronic voting machine has the election results changed without even needing to touch the machine!
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) will meet this week to set the primary schedule for the 2024 presidential election, and with it determine the fate of the Iowa caucus' coveted first spot in the nomination calendar.
Many high-profile Democrats have called on the DNC to reformat the starting lineup of the presidential primary calendar that currently kicks off with Iowa, followed by New Hampshire, Nevada and then South Carolina. In a departure from past years, the DNC invited all states to apply for early status and will review the 2024 calendar in its entirety this year.
The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee is set to meet through the weekend in Washington, D.C., to put forward a proposal for the 2024 primary calendar that will be voted on at a later date, according to a letter sent to DNC members in August.
The European Union has warned Twitter owner Elon Musk that his tech platform could face a ban in Europe unless the site abides by its rules on content moderation.
EU commissioner Thierry Breton made the threat to Musk on Wednesday during a video meeting, wherein she said that Musk must adhere to a checklist of rules. This includes ditching an "arbitrary" approach to reinstating banned users and "aggressively" fighting off so-called disinformation, reports the Financial Times.
Scientists have devised a quantum experiment that allows them to study the dynamics of wormholes, theoretical spacetime entities that first emerged from Albert Einstein's 1915 theory of gravity, or general relativity.
Rather than creating an actual wormhole, a rip in time and space that is theorized to form a bridge between one distant region of space with another, the team built a wormhole model to run on a quantum processor. This allowed them to investigate the physics of wormholes and their potential connection to so-called 'quantum gravity.'
"We found a quantum system that exhibits key properties of a gravitational wormhole yet is sufficiently small to implement on today's quantum hardware," U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science research program Quantum Communication Channels for Fundamental Physics (QCCFP) principal investigator Maria Spiropulu, said in a statement(opens in new tab). "This work constitutes a step toward a larger program of testing quantum gravity physics using a quantum computer."
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) knew that COVID-19 shots damage recipients’ hearts and cause other serious complications but chose to cover up the information, bombshell documents unsealed under a court order have revealed.
The CDC was forced to hand over documents and data following a November 14 court order by Judge Robert Pitman.
The judge ordered the data to be made public following a Freedom of Information Act request from the Informed Consent Action Network.
The federal health agency has been withholding the data that shows adverse reactions to the vaccinations among those who received them.
Data released under the court order shows that a staggering 1 in 3 among the earliest populations to get vaccinated reported needing medical care, missing school or work, or they were unable to “perform normal daily activities” after receiving the shots.
The House of Representatives has passed a legislation that will force rail unions to accept the terms offered to help them by the Biden administration.
On Wednesday, in a 290-137 vote, House lawmakers voted to pass the legislation.
Those in favor of the legislation say that Congress had to act in order to prevent a strike and give workers what they are asking for. Those against the bill argued that it is not Congress’ place and that they were only voting on it because Joe Biden failed at the negotiation table.
The lower chamber weighed the resolution after top congressional leaders met with Joe Biden on Tuesday. Biden asked Congress to adopt the tentative agreement between railroad workers and operators after he failed to reach terms with all 12 unions. Despite calling himself the most pro-union president, Biden begged Congress to step in to prevent a strike, as a shutdown would be detrimental to the economy.
The September deal allowed for raises and bonuses retroactive to 2020. However, workers are stunned at the lack of paid sick time.
A trans woman — that is, a person born biologically male who has now ‘transitioned’ to become a woman — is pushing back on a claim made in court documents that the man who shot and killed several people at a gay and lesbian bar in Colorado Springs, Colo., earlier this month is “non-binary.”
A children's hospital in Wisconsin has recently come under fire after the public became aware that it had hired at least two leftist, LGBTQ+ activists to offer religious and spiritual guidance to kids and parents in need.
Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy grilled John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator at the National Security Council, on Monday over the Biden administration's decision to permit Chevron to drill in Venezuela.
New York County Democratic District Attorney Alvin Bragg is in hot water following recent reports that he downgraded 52% of felony cases to misdemeanors in 2022 while New Yorkers continue to face surging crime rates, Fox News Digital reported.
A group of 13 Republican attorneys general filed a motion on Monday urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to prevent Vanguard, a large investment management company with a history of "environmental activism," from purchasing significant shares in publicly traded electricity providers, Fox News Digital reported.
Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed an order banning the TikTok social media platform in her state over concerns that the application was gathering information to be used by the hostile communist government in China.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday that if Apple bans Twitter from its App Store, the move would be a "huge mistake and ... raw exercise of monopolistic power" that would warrant a response by the U.S. Congress.
A Democrat prosecutor in Texas, who is facing suspension, has submitted her resignation after nearly two years of bungled prosecutions and for allegedly mishandling a case against the suspect in one of America's biggest mass shootings on record. El Paso County District Attorney Yvonne Rosales' resignation takes effect just one day before a judge was set to decide whether she should be thrown out of office pending a trial.
Despite the obvious knowledge that infectious particles can be shared through respiration, whether other constituents of the nasal/oral fluids can be passed between hosts has surprisingly never even been postulated, let alone investigated. The circumstances of the present pandemic facilitated a unique opportunity to fully examine this provocative idea. The data we show provides evidence for a new mechanism by which herd immunity may be manifested, the aerosol transfer of antibodies between immune and non-immune hosts.
Katie Hobbs, Arizona's secretary of state and governor-elect, sued Cochise County officials Monday over not certifying the results of her gubernatorial election, two weeks after she was projected to win the race.
Cochise County officials reportedly voted against certifying the results of the gubernatorial election by the state's statutory deadline, prompting Hobbs to file the lawsuit.
The 53-page lawsuit urged Cochise County officials to confirm the results of the election, claiming that by law, the canvass would proceed with or without counting the county's votes if they did not meet the deadline.
Massive cuts are coming to the house that Turner built.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Discovery has started to make massive layoffs at CNN; CEO Christ Licht says “It will be a difficult time for everyone,” in a memo to the company.
Read Licht’s Memo Below:
To my CNN colleagues,
Our people are the heart and soul of this organization. It is incrediblyhard to say goodbye to any one member of the CNN team, much less many. I recently described this process as a gut punch, because I knowthat is how it feels for all of us.
Today we will notify a limited number of individuals, largely some of our paid contributors, as part of a recalibrated reporting strategy. Tomorrow, we will notifyimpacted employees, and tomorrow afternoon I will follow up with more details on these changes.