Thought for the day

"The world today has 6.8 billion people...that's headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job on vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 to 15 percent." -- Bill Gates

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House Democrats have blocked a bill from Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy in an effort to rush through the Respect For Marriage Act before the Republicans take the House in 2023.
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Posted on: Dec 07 12:32
Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared to contradict his own agency during a Nov. 23 deposition by claiming that he is not involved in the redaction of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, a transcript of the record revealed on Monday.
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Posted on: Dec 07 12:30
Authorities are likely to conduct a lengthy investigation into former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried before potentially making an arrest for any illegal actions involving his now-bankrupt companies, legal experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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Posted on: Dec 07 12:30

When asked the question, “What impresses you more about George W. Bush and Barack Obama, their absence of intelligence or their absence of integrity,” a ready answer comes to mind, and it is clearly not the same for each.  But in the case of Bush’s first Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, I think you will have to agree that it’s a tough call. 

That was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw in the pages of The New York Times that Rumsfeld had essayed a comparison between the momentous events in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, and in New York City, Arlington, VA, and Shanksville, PA, on September 11, 2001.  The one big similarity that he was able to note was that—as the official script reads—we were caught completely by surprise in each case. 

In turn, that got me to thinking along the lines that I lay out in the opening paragraphs of my article, “America’s Dreyfus Affair, the Case of the Death of Vincent Foster.”  Suppose you were a professor of United States history and had the opportunity to give the following assignment to your students in an exam:  “Compare and contrast Pearl Harbor and 9/11.” What are the answers that you would be looking for from your best students?

Surely they would have to say that each of the events resulted in our going to war.  That’s where the comparison almost has to begin.  But no sooner have we written it than a contrast arises.  When Japan attacked us, we were, by definition, already at war.  Disregarding, for the moment, what might have led up to the attack, one could hardly say about our war with Japan, as with our subsequent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, that it was a “war of choice.”  One might argue, however, that the war with Germany was a war of choice, even though Hitler declared war on the United States four days later on December 11.  His rationale was not, as is commonly believed, that they were obligated by treaty to do so, but that the United States had every intention of going to war with Germany after the attack and he might as well beat us to the punch.  One can’t read FDR’s speech of December 9, 1941, and come to any other conclusion than that Hitler was correct in his assessment, whether or not the “beating to the punch” move was wise from a propaganda perspective.  That FDR speech laid the blame for the Pearl Harbor attack as much on Germany as on Japan and was clearly intended to prepare the country for war with all three Axis powers, Germany, Italy, and Japan.

Tags: 911, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, HIDDEN HISTORY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 07 12:29
Police in Austin, Texas, have released body camera and Ring doorbell footage showing the moment a homeowner was fatally shot by the police while allegedly defending his home from a burglar.
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Posted on: Dec 07 12:29

Democrats in the House of Representatives blocked an amendment that would have protected religious Americans from retaliation based on their opposition to same-sex marriage, in order to jam legislation furthering the LGBT lobby’s agenda through Congress’s lame-duck session.

House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. James McGovern shot down Republicans’ last chance of defending religious liberty in the ill-named Respect for Marriage Act on Monday when he refused to even let Rep. Chip Roy’s amendment solidifying First Amendment protections be brought to the House floor for a vote.

McGovern’s reasoning for bypassing procedural debate was rooted in the fact that Roy’s amendment would give the process of passing the RFMA a shelf life that could last well into the newly-elected Republican House.

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Posted on: Dec 07 12:29

House Republicans launched an investigation Tuesday probing whether major climate groups that spearhead the “environmental, social, and governance” (ESG) movement are violating antitrust laws.

In a letter sent to executives of the Steering Committee for Climate Action 100+, Republicans led by Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan are demanding a treasure trove of documents that illustrate the coalition’s network of influence. Climate Action 100+, they wrote, “seems to work like a cartel to ‘ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.'”

“Woke corporations are collectively adopting and imposing progressive policy goals that American consumers do not want or do not need. An individual company’s use of corporate resources for progressive aims might violate fiduciary duties or other laws, harming its viability and alienating consumers,” Republicans warned. “But when companies agree to work together to punish disfavored views or industries, or to otherwise advance environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, this coordinated behavior may violate the antitrust laws and harm American consumers.”

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 07 12:28
“Prioritizing” weapons transfers to Ukraine instead of Taiwan increases the risk of war with China, Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley warned the Biden administration in a letter Tuesday.
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Posted on: Dec 07 12:28

Late last month, Yoel Roth — the former head of trust and safety at Twitter — was a featured panelist at a conference hosted by the Knight Foundation titled “Informed: Conversations On Democracy In The Digital Age.” Roth spent the hour-long panel fielding editorialized questions from left-wing tech journalist Kara Swisher in which the two revealed how leftists view Big Tech as little more than a mechanism for further consolidating their grip on institutionalized power.

Roth’s answers provide insight into how he, and likely the majority of his peers in the managerial elite, feel about the intersection of institutional power and the rights of American citizens. Big Tech and Silicon Valley have a well-documented disdain for free speech, and people like Roth seemingly believe they have a moral obligation to perpetuate a censorship regime that overwhelmingly favors leftwing political figures and their preferred cultural trends. 

During the discussion, Roth stated that he advised his old team from Twitter, who he believes are “highly values-driven and have chosen to do the work of internet sanitation,” to think about Musk’s acquisition of the company as “being a frog in a pot of boiling water” and to write down their personal “limits” that they should use to determine when and if they ought to cease working for Twitter. 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, DICTATORSHIP
Posted on: Dec 07 12:27

In an already packed Supreme Court term—one in which the justices will consider everything from racial preferences in the college-admissions process to President Joe Biden’s student-loan forgiveness plan—one case looms large: 303 Creative v. Elenis.

In this high-profile controversy, the court has been asked to decide whether the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act—the state’s public accommodations nondiscrimination law—requires website designer Lorie Smith to create wedding websites celebrating same-sex couples in violation of her religious beliefs.  

The state law requires, among other things, equal access to places of public accommodation regardless of disability, race, sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status), or religion. “Places of public accommodation” include any business engaged in offering sales, services, or facilities to the public.

While Smith works with all people, regardless of their sexual orientation—a fact to which the state of Colorado has stipulated in lower court proceedings—she refuses to create custom websites celebrating same-sex marriages.

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Posted on: Dec 07 12:27
Sam Bankman-Fried, former CEO of now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, has hired a lawyer who defended Ghislaine Maxwell against sex trafficking charges last year, according to Reuters Tuesday.
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Posted on: Dec 07 12:27

Conservative and libertarian students have been forcibly silenced by the woke and progressive. Many universities have placed restrictions on free speech and debate, primarily when conducted by conservatives, going contrary to the spirit of higher learning as a time to speak and debate issues respectfully without restrictions.

The Gateway Pundit reports on one such case where a group of right-leaning students is fighting back.

“In July of 2021, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville were told they needed a permit to protest political issues.

“The policy at the University of Alabama in Huntsville states that students need clearance three days in advance for a protest.” The policy also restricts campus protests to small “speech zones.” Finally, groups intending to protest need specific permission from the university to be allowed to hold said protest.

The students of the YAL found this policy to be an undue burden to their First Amendment right to free speech. They also maintain that the policy violates the Alabama Campus Free Speech Act, which guarantees the right to free speech on college campuses. The act was signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey in 2019. So, with the help of Alliance Defending Freedom, YAL filed suit against the university.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION
Posted on: Dec 07 12:22

The US has state-of-the-art developments in the sphere of nuclear weapons in service, Head of the State Duma Defense Committee Andrey Kartapolov said during a plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO PA) on Monday.

"Despite the ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention, the United States is the only country in the world that still has not completed getting rid of them. And, by the way, it has the newest technologies in service in this sphere," the legislator pointed out.

He noted that the implementation of Washington’s military-biological programs posed a glaring threat to security. According to the lawmaker, the US conducts research in this sphere along three tracks: monitoring, collecting strains and studying zoonotic pathogens.

Webmaster addition: Yep, WW3 will be biological rather than nuclear!

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
Posted on: Dec 07 12:21

Should we be concerned by all of the volcanic activity that we are witnessing all over the planet right now? According to Volcano Discovery, 27 different volcanoes are erupting at this moment and many others are showing signs of waking up. Of course, this comes at a time when we are also seeing lots of unusual earthquakes around the globe.

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Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 07 12:20

Relaxing euthanasia laws in Canada so children can be offered assisted dying would tell sick young people their lives are ‘not worth living’, a campaigner has warned.

Lawmakers in Canada are currently considering whether medical assistance in dying (MAID) should be open to 'mature minors' who meet certain criteria.

Mike Schouten, an activist whose son Markus died of cancer earlier this year, said the highly-controversial policy would send the message to patients like his son that caregivers are ‘giving up’ on them.

Tags: CANADA, DICTATORSHIP
Posted on: Dec 07 12:19

A Philadelphia gas station owner fed up with incessant crime threatening his employees and customers hired heavily armed security guards to watch over his business. 

Neil Patel, operator of a Karco gas station at Broad and Clearfield streets in North Philadelphia, recruited Pennsylvania S.I.T.E Agents clad with Kevlar vest and AR-15s or shotguns. 

"They are forcing us to hire the security, high-level security, state level," Patel told FOX 29. "We are tired of this nonsense; robbery, drug trafficking, hanging around, gangs." 

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Posted on: Dec 07 12:19
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took a shot at former President Donald Trump during a press conference Tuesday, saying anyone who thinks the Constitution could be suspended would have trouble executing the office of president.
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Posted on: Dec 07 10:05
Republican Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will seek an appointment to the seat currently held by retiring Sen. Ben Sasse.
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Posted on: Dec 07 10:04
Despite the trillions of dollars Congress has spent on the U.S. military in the past decade, American military bases are crumbling to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars in deferred maintenance.
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Posted on: Dec 07 10:03
After Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley picked a fight with the Republican Party with an unusual, week-of-election-day personal contribution to Virginia Democrat Abigail Spanberger, the group has come directly in the GOP’s crosshairs. Presumptive House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Majority Leader Steve Scalise are refusing to meet with the Chamber, with the former calling on it to replace its leadership
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Posted on: Dec 07 10:02
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) held a private event Thursday with a panelist that pushed to abolish the agency, along with others against immigration detention that strongly criticized immigration enforcement during the meeting, according to an internal document and a source with knowledge of what occurred in the meeting who spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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Posted on: Dec 07 10:01
Ex-FBI lawyer James Baker, who Elon Musk fired from Twitter Tuesday, had the “biggest motive” to “suppress” the report on Hunter Biden’s laptop during the 2020 election, a New York Post reporter told Tucker Carlson.
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Posted on: Dec 07 10:00
The husband of a woman decapitated by a metal gate at Arches National Park is suing for $140 million, accusing the park staff of negligence.
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Posted on: Dec 07 09:45

The Twitter purge is on after Elon Musk dropped bombshell revelations of a direct pipeline from DC insiders to social media censors at Twitter.

On Tuesday, Musk announced that one of Twitter’s top lawyers, James Baker, has been fired.

‘In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today,’ Musk tweeted.

In his previous professional life, Baker had been the FBI’s top lawyer when the James Comey’s FBI was investigating President Donald J. Trump’s alleged ties to Moscow.

He was also the main FBI contact for Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer, Michael Sussman, when he was pushing false claims that the Trump White House was secretly communicating with the Kremlin.

Once safely parked at a six-figure job at Twitter, he supported Twitter’s ban on the New York Post and its Hunter Biden laptop story, doing exactly what the DNC and the Biden campaign wanted.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 07 09:37

KBJ is suggesting It's a Wonderful Life can be used as some sort of white supremacy allegory. Even as a hypothetical, it is beyond outlandish and something only someone steeped in critical race theory would come up with.

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Posted on: Dec 07 09:35

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is TIME’s 2022 Person of the Year, the magazine announced Wednesday morning.

Zelensky, 44, shot to international recognition upon Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Almost ten months later, he remains a symbol of the nation’s stoicism and spirit in the face of incursion.

The historic TIME honor, first awarded to aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1927, annually selects the person who has had a particular impact on events of the past year.

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Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Dec 07 09:30
The head of a security firm hired to protect a Philadelphia gas station amid a surge in violent crime gave a warning to criminals during a Tuesday evening Fox News appearance, saying he will “use force” and “take action” if necessary.
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Posted on: Dec 07 09:26
On Tuesday night, police responded to a call at Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) home in response to a report of a stabbing or cutting incident.
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Posted on: Dec 07 09:25

When LaTunja Caster started working at the Olin Corp. chemical plant outside of McIntosh, Alabama, she had no idea that asbestos was used in the production process. But when she became a union safety representative around 2007, she started to pay attention. In certain parts of the plant, “you would see it all the time,” she said. “You definitely breathed it in.”

Six other people who worked in the plant, some with experiences as recent as this year, echoed her recollections about exposure to the potent mineral that has long been known to cause deadly cancers like mesothelioma and a chronic lung condition called asbestosis that can make it difficult to breathe.

Though designated asbestos workers were given protective gear and had special training, electricians, millwrights and general maintenance staff got no comparable protection even though they, too, were exposed, they told ProPublica. The same was true of some contract workers.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 07 09:24