The US Air Force is stripping away tracts of jungle in Micronesia to make room for new airfields, a senior commander said, noting the move is part of plans to bolster American forces in the Indo-Pacific.
Speaking to reporters at an event hosted by the Air and Space Forces Association, Pacific Air Forces Commander General Kenneth Wilsbach described efforts to refurbish defunct US air bases – including a World War II-era installation on Tinian, a small island near Guam.
“We're going to be clearing out the jungle [on Tinian, and] we're going to be resurfacing some of the surfaces there so that we will have a fairly large and very functional Agile Combat Employment base, an additional base to be able to operate from and we have several other projects like that around the region that we'll be getting after,” Wilsbach said on Monday.
To accomplish that goal, the Air Force has requested additional funding from lawmakers in its 2024 budget proposal, the general added, saying the new bases would be part of a “hub-and-spoke” network across Asia intended to “deter” Beijing.
Recently, Huawei’s Mate 60 smartphone rolled out to great acclaim with no advertising campaign or advance notice. On August 30, Reuters reported that the company’s stock rallied due to the surprise hit of the phone with what is being described as unusually high specs, including satellite call capabilities and super-high speeds.
The company, however, has not commented on its technical specifications. It did not specify whether the phone is 5G enabled, though users have confirmed that it is. It merely stated that it had made breakthroughs in satellite communications, which has also been demonstrated. But the major question is about the phone’s chipsets. With a sweeping US sanctions campaign having cut off China’s access to foreign-made chip technology, the US government said it would be looking into the key question: How did China pull this off?
The South China Morning Post, for instance, has grappled with Huawei’s hush-up over the phone’s obviously powerful chipset. One theory is that China’s domestic Semiconductor International Manufacturing Corp (SMIC), which declined to comment, provided the tech. All things being equal, this seems to be the most likely case and a Bloomberg teardown appears to confirm this.
Americans are grappling with a third consecutive year of falling incomes, due to surging inflation.
Median household incomes have slumped to $74,580 in 2022, down 2.3 from the 2021 estimate of $76,330, representing a 4.7 percent drop since their peak in 2019.
The Census Bureau's latest report reveals the ongoing economic challenges faced by American households since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, exacerbated by a four-decade high in inflation last summer due to supply chain disruptions and energy price spikes driven by the Ukraine conflict.
However, there is hope on the horizon. Experts are predicting things may start to look different in the upcoming year, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
President Joe Biden faces an impeachment vote over his alleged ties to his son Hunter's business dealings – many of which have been uncovered by DailyMail.com.
Emails, texts, photos and documents unearthed by this publication have added to a still-growing body of evidence suggesting that Joe may have been improperly involved in Hunter's shady foreign deals, including when he was Vice President.
That evidence has now prompted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to call a Thursday meeting of top Republicans to plan a vote on impeaching the President.
Impeachment could give GOP investigators more powers to obtain bank statements and other documents to root out any possible financial links Joe had with his son.
It could also see Hunter hauled in front of Congress to testify under oath.
In the past two years, DailyMail.com has revealed whistleblower allegations that Joe was acting as a 'chairman of the board' in his son's Latin American online gambling firm; that he shared bills with Hunter; discussed his son's business dealings with an alleged Chinese spy; collected up to $5.2 million in unexplained income; met with 15 of Hunter's business associates; and was named in multiple emails as a partner in the First Son's schemes.
Weiner, a former US representative and convicted sex offender, who now hosts a talk show with former New York City Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, debated Biden's presidency with Watters.
'I think Joe Biden is not a great spokesperson for anything,' Weiner said. 'He's old, period. However, he's going to be running against a guy who literally tried to overturn the election, who is probably going to be in court or indicted or in jail... it's a choice and I think most Americans, if there's a rematch are going to choose Joe Biden.'
The discussion came after Watters talked about the possible impeachment of Biden for his connection to his son, Hunter's, business dealings. On Tuesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced a formal impeachment inquiry against the president.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested that the former head of the state-funded Rusnano corporation, Anatoly Chubais, may have relocated to Israel due to fears of legal consequences over financial irregularities.
Speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Tuesday, Putin said he had been shown a photo of Chubais, “where he is no longer Anatoly Borisovich, but Moysha Israelievich, living somewhere over there.”
“What is he doing this for, I don’t understand. Why did he flee?” the president asked rhetorically.
He suggested Chubais’ reason for leaving revolved around an alleged “huge financial hole” at Rusnano, the company he headed for 12 years. Putin noted that there are currently no criminal cases related to alleged financial irregularities, but that perhaps Chubais was concerned that some could emerge.
The businessman “clearly didn’t excel at the helm of a big company that was created to foster nanotechnology, at least from an economic [and] financial perspective,” Putin said.
State Representative Alex Kolodin (R-Scottsdale), chair of the Arizona House Ad Hoc Committee on Oversight, Accountability, and Big Tech, held the first of a series of hearings last week investigating the impact of Big Tech’s election interference. The first half of the four-hour long session featured testimony by Harvard-educated academic Dr. Robert Epstein, who discovered how Google influences election results. The second half consisted of testimony by First Amendment attorney James Kerwin of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, who discussed where the law is in regard to officials pressuring big tech about posts. He reviewed what then-Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ office emailed to big tech during the last election, and suggested legislation the Arizona Legislature could propose to curtail the officials.
Kolodin said during the hearing, “It is not acceptable for the government to censor free speech simply because it acts through the private sector.” He warned that the country is in the beginning of a nascent police state … nascent totalitarian society … I go to grassroots meetings where people are afraid to speak … afraid they will be arrested.”
Kolodin said some presenters invited to speak at the hearing dropped out due to fear.
Epstein, whose speech was titled “The Impact of Big Tech’s Election Interference and How we Can Stop it,” admitted he voted for Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, said Google is the “biggest mind control engine that’s ever been invented.” He said that while “they have the power, it’s not illegal. It should be.” He said the government hasn’t done anything to stop Google.
Gibson’s campaign has refused to issue a clear response to the scandal. The Democrat claims the story represents “an illegal invasion of my privacy designed to humiliate me and my family.” It is unclear what laws are allegedly being broken. She has even tried to accuse Republicans of committing a “sex crime” by the Washington Post reporting this story.
Webmaster addition: There is no privacy on the internet, especially when you are naked! However, it is worth recalling that an Italian porn star, Cicciolina, was elected to Parliament in 1987!
Americans were stunned to learn that the DOJ tried to shut down an IRS investigation into Hunter Biden. We knew that Hunter was facing charges, due to tax crime accusations. Whistleblowers, however, revealed the investigation was shut down after Biden’s DOJ pressured the IRS to go easy on him.
These whistleblowers bravely testified before Congress. They revealed the IRS was prevented from investigating where Hunter got his money. Republicans concluded this was an attempt to hide evidence of the Joe-Hunter Biden bribery ring. But now, it seems the family did more to try to stop the truth from coming out. And Republicans are fuming.
From Fox News:
House Republicans sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday accusing Hunter’s Biden legal team of engaging in a “brazen effort to intimidate and harass” the two Internal Revenue Service whistleblowers in the Hunter Biden tax probe…
The letter accused Biden’s lawyers of having “slandered” the whistleblowers as “disgruntled” and of “urging” the Department of Justice to prosecute them.
This is unbelievable. Two whistleblowers risked their careers and reputations to testify under oath before Congress. Now, Republicans are claiming Hunter Biden’s legal team tried to retaliate against these men, even urging the DOJ to prosecute them.
Once upon a time, Joe Biden claimed that Chinese communists were “not bad guys.” For years, Biden has been an ally to the Chinese Communist Party. He negotiated with the country while vice president; at the same time, his son received a billion-dollar investment from China.
Today, the Biden administration has taken a decidedly soft stance on the foreign nation. China is responsible for human rights violations. It is the world’s biggest polluter. And it is threatening Taiwan and other Asian neighbors. Biden appears to have done little about this. And now, China released a cartoon mocking the United States–on one of the country’s darkest anniversaries.
China’s government-run propaganda outlet Global Times mocked the United States on Sunday with a political cartoon marking the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Global Times posted the cartoon on X, formerly known as Twitter, with the caption, “#US continues to export turmoil 22 years after 9/11.”
In recent months, Democrat-run sanctuary cities have become increasingly bothered by an influx of illegal immigrants. Despite their support to house aliens and encourage their illegal entry into the country, Democrat mayors have complained that Republicans are bussing these migrants to their cities.
Recently, Mayor Adams of New York warned that this endless flood of outsiders would “destroy New York City.” His complaint earned him the title “Black Trump,” by a leftist journalist writing for MSNBC. However, Adams does not appear willing to deport any of the people overrunning his city. In fact, he is doing something very anti-Trump to accommodate these aliens. And it will put actual residents at great risk.
From The Post Millennial:
On Saturday, city officials announced that the New York Police Department’s budget would be cut, with that money re-allocated to solving the migrant crisis…
Budget Director Jacques Jiha revealed in a memo over the weekend explaining that Mayor Eric Adams, who recently said the migrant crisis could “destroy” the city, will soon “issue a directive to implement an overtime reduction initiative for our city’s four uniformed agencies.”
It appears New York might be destroyed but by Mayor Adams, not these aliens. The Democrat is issuing budget cuts to the NYPD and plans to redirect that money to fund the migrant crisis. Instead of requiring these illegal entrants to return to their countries of origin, Adams will deplete the police force of resources.
All to reward people who should not be in NYC in the first place.
Americans were surprised when Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his running mate. And, we are still confused. Harris, a little-known senator from deeply blue California, appears to be in over her head as Joe.
She is best known for her “word salads” where she struggles to finish a complete thought. Recently, she was asked about the upcoming election. The reporter asked her a pretty straightforward question about Donald Trump and his campaign. But Kamala’s answer has stunned many Americans.
From Fox News:
Vice President Kamala Harris appeared stunned by a question from CBS host Margaret Brennan, who wondered if she was taking the possibility of another Donald Trump presidency “seriously enough.”
Harris looked taken aback, pausing before responding, “I don’t understand the question.”
It is no secret that Donald Trump is facing strong headwinds going into the 2024 Election. If anyone thought it would be easy for the former president to return to office, they must have been dreaming. Democrats have ratcheted up their attempts to stop him. They have pulled out all the stops, indicting him at least four times.
It is likely they will come up with more ways to derail his campaign, as we near next year.
Many critics have claimed these indictments were meant to destroy Trump’s chances at winning the GOP nomination. After all, why would anyone vote for a man being indicted four times, by federal and state prosecutors? But it seems many Americans question indictments when they are launched by a man’s political rivals. And this new report shows that the left’s schemes are failing, big time.
From TIPP Insights:
In the latest online national poll, taken from among 509 Republican voters from Aug. 30-Sept. 1, we again asked: “If the Republican presidential primary were held today, whom would you support for the nomination?” […]
Among Republican respondents, 60% answered former President Donald Trump…
Even so, Trump’s 49-point lead on DeSantis is the highest yet. There is little doubt that if the primaries were held in the coming weeks, Trump would win in a landslide.
According to the latest I&I/TIPP poll, Trump is beating his GOP rivals with 60% of the vote. If the primary election was held today, Trump would win by a massive landslide. His closet rival, Gov. Ron DeSantis, lost one point since August and stands at 11%.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday as the two arrived at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Far East, set for rare talks.
The two leaders met at a remote Siberian rocket launch facility, and began with the inspection of a Soyuz-2 space rocket launch facility.
Their decision to meet at this venue may suggest Kim is seeking Russian assistance for developing military satellites.
"That's why we came here. The leader of the DPRK shows great interest in rocket engineering, they are also trying to develop space," said Putin when asked by Russian reporters whether Russia would help North Korea build satellites.
Kim told Putin that North Korea would be "together" with Russia in what he termed a "fight against imperialism," seemingly a reference to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine and the West's response.
A top European Union politician has declared the World Health Organization (WHO) is a “terrorist organization.”
Mislav Kolakusic, a Member of the European Parliament for Croatia, made the declaration in a stunning public statement.
The powerful lawmaker also publicly declared the globalist institution is “even worse than the World Economic Forum.”
Appearing at a press conference with other politicians and guests including Dr. Robert Malone, Kolakusic slammed the WHO’s plans to have all countries sign an agreement giving the agency sole authority to declare pandemics, override national sovereignty, and mandate vaccines and drugs.
“I would like to briefly make the people aware of the upcoming danger for humanity,” said Kolakusic.
Robotics company Boston Dynamics is pledging not to support the weaponization of its products and calling for its competitors to do the same.
In a new letter, the firm said recent efforts to weaponize their robots - such as a Russian inventor who strapped a submachine gun to a Unitree robot and filmed it shooting targets - had added to the urgency of their declaration.
'We pledge that we will not weaponize our advanced-mobility general-purpose robots or the software we develop that enables advanced robotics and we will not support others to do so,' the letter, which was signed by six other companies, including Unitree, states.
The Massachusetts-based tech company has frequently seen videos of its robot dogs Spot or its humanoid robot Atlas go viral for performing various stunts or athletic tasks in public.
Webmaster addition: The problem is that once a customer has purchased the robot, they can do whatever they want with it.
An iconic Seattle fish market will be closing after more than seven decades in business, citing rising violent crime and homelessness.
Mutual Fish, which according to Eater Seattle, “introduced many innovations to the Seattle seafood scene and inspired generations of professional chefs and home cooks,” will be closing its doors for good on September 16.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) gave six analysts financial rewards for changing their position on the lab leak coronavirus origin theory, according to whistleblower testimony released by House investigators.
The UK-France Channel migrant deal costing the British taxpayer an eye-watering £480m each year has come in for a fresh bout of criticism.
Footage appearing to show boozed-up officers in Calais enjoying a raucous night out has thrown into question whether there is a vigour to halt the perilous crossings carried out by asylum seekers on a daily basis.
An investigation by the Express found officers funded by UK taxpayers have admitted to brazenly allowing small boats to sail to the UK.
Depressingly predictable research from Which? serves as another reminder, if one was needed, that furnishing your home with internet-connected "smart" devices could be a dumb idea if you'd rather try to preserve your privacy.
The consumer rights organization's analysis of a number of IoT products – from speakers and security cameras to TVs and washing machines – found that they all demand customer data above and beyond what is needed for the product to perform its function, and then distribute that information to a horde of faceless corporations.
Consumer campaign group Which? pointed out that this means consumers are not only in many cases paying thousands for the product itself, with all its "smart" connected bells and whistles, but continue to pay in the form of their personal data.
Spyware masquerading as modified versions of Telegram have been spotted in the Google Play Store that's designed to harvest sensitive information from compromised Android devices.
According to Kaspersky security researcher Igor Golovin, the apps come with nefarious features to capture and exfiltrate names, user IDs, contacts, phone numbers, and chat messages to an actor-controlled server.
The activity has been codenamed Evil Telegram by the Russian cybersecurity company.