Thought for the day

"These people are so brainwashed that when the count sheep at night, they start with themselves." -- Richard Bauer

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The “apology tour” is back on the road.

President Biden told the nations of the world Friday he regretted that former President Donald Trump pulled the US out of a landmark emissions reduction pact and warned of looming “climate hell” — hours after making a series of gaffes while leaving the White House.

“We immediately rejoined the Paris agreement,” Biden said in a Veterans Day speech at the COP27 global warming conference in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

“I apologize we ever pulled out of the agreement,” the president added.

Trump formally withdrew the US from the Paris agreement in November 2020 — about two months before Biden took office — after saying he would do so in 2017 because “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

Posted on: Nov 12 09:42

 A number of Republican lawmakers are calling for leadership changes in the House of Representatives and the Senate after a widely forecasted red wave failed to materialize.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:42

Maricopa County dropped another ballot dump last night favoring the Democrats.

Bill Gates said in a press conference last night, “we have about 400 to 410,000 more to be counted. I told this group that we anticipated 90 to 99% of the ballots to be counted by Friday. That’s tomorrow, but I’m here to tell you that the goalposts have changed.” He also said they are expecting to count through the weekend.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:41

When something is so obvious, if the outcome makes no sense, if the outcome is literally impossible, then it is what it is. Forget “proof.” You know it. You saw it. You felt it. You experienced it. It happened. It’s real.

The 2022 midterm was just stolen. Just like 2020. 

If you disagree, you’re either delusional, or terribly naïve, or brain dead. Or you’re in on the fix. 

It’s time to admit we’re all part of a massive experiment in fraud, theft, brainwashing, and gaslighting to a degree never seen in world history.

Think of all the times in just the past few years you’ve been gaslighted. They lied to you about open borders…they lied about Hillary’s 30,000 deleted emails…they lied about spying on Trump…they lied about Russian Collusion…they lied about a perfectly fine Ukrainian phone call…they lied about massive Biden corruption in Ukraine and China… they lied about the Hunter Biden laptop…they lied about the origins of Covid…they lied about the need for lockdowns and masks…they lied about the need for Covid vaccines…they lied about the vaccines being “safe and effective”…they lied and covered up all the deaths and injuries from the vaccine…they lied about the success of miracle drugs Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin…they lied about the stolen 2020 election…

Posted on: Nov 12 09:34

What, if anything, did the midterms tell us about the country -- other than underwhelming Republicans could still take the House and Senate?

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, American elections radically changed to mail-in and early voting. They did so in a wild variety of state-by-state ways. Add ranked voting and a required majority margin to the mess and the result is that once cherished Election Day balloting becomes increasingly irrelevant.

Election Night also no longer exists. Returns are not counted for days. It is intolerable for a modern democracy to wait and wait for all sorts of different ballots both cast and counted under radically different and sometimes dubious conditions.

The Democrats -- with overwhelming media and money advantages -- have mastered these arts of massive and unprecedented early, mail-in, and absentee voting. Old-fashioned Republicans count on riling up their voters to show up on Election Day. But it is far easier to finesse and control the mail-in ballots than to "get out the vote."

The country is divided in more ways than ever. America's interior just gets redder and the bicoastal corridors bluer.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:31

As many as 280,000 tonnes of Russian mineral fertilizers remain arrested in European ports, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said on Saturday.

“Up to 280,000 tonnes of Russian mineral fertilizers have been under arrest in a number of European countries over recent months,” Vershinin said adding that Russia supported gratuitous exports of these arrested fertilizers to countries in need, especially in Africa.

The deputy minister added that Moscow was not satisfied with the implementation of the Black Sea grain deal, as Russian food products and fertilizers should have a “real access” to international markets.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:31

 The U.S. Border Protection commissioner says he refused an order to resign from his beleaguered boss, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, amid an unprecedented wave of illegal immigrants pouring across the Mexican border.

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Posted on: Nov 12 09:27

 Housing affordability has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, with all of the least affordable markets in the state of California, according to data from the National Association of Home Builders.

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Posted on: Nov 12 09:26

 The Department of Justice allegedly raided a researcher who reports information about Area 51 on his self-run website — raising larger concerns, again, that the feds are abusing their power under President Joe Biden.

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Posted on: Nov 12 09:26

Real America’s Voice correspondent Ben Bergquam reported on Steve Bannon’s War Room that Patriots in Maricopa County are planning a peaceful and patriotic rally outside the elections department following Maricopa County’s attack on free speech and elections.

This will take place outside 510 S 3rd Ave. in Phoenix, Arizona at noon.

According to Bergquam, the group will protest Maricopa County’s censorship and removal of conservative press and “what’s going on in that building.”

Maricopa County is still counting the ballots from Tuesday’s election, and they are expected to continue through the weekend and into next week.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:25

 Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin brushed off a social media swipe from former President Donald Trump Friday, saying he didn’t see it and wants people to come together.

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Posted on: Nov 12 09:25

This Was Needed: Red State GAINS Supreme Court Super Majority

North Carolina Republicans won two seats on the state Supreme Court in Tuesday’s election.

This result is an important one for Republicans in that swing state. Now, the majority is 5-2 for Republicans on the state Supreme Court.

Republican appeals court Judge Richard Dietz defeated his Democrat opponent 53-47%. Republican Trey Allen, general counsel for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, was another 52-48% winner over his Democrat opponent.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:24

 Construction came to a halt at the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago after a noose was reportedly found in the foundation on Thursday. The center, located in Jackson Park on the city’s South Side, will be home to former President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:24

Three days later, Pennsylvania is STILL not finished counting all the ballots. Not surprisingly, in the crooked city of Philadelphia, where Black Panthers once stood guard outside of a polling place, the Democrats have 82% of the vote, and Republicans are at 16%. Meanwhile, the majority of the state is red.

Democrats were desperate to save John Fetterman from his dumpster fire campaign, as the Trump-endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz was pulling ahead in the polls. But somehow, on the day after the election, it was announced that despite the polling showing the cognitively challenged post-stroke victim John Fetterman falling behind in the polls, he somehow managed to receive more votes than his Republican opponent Dr. Oz.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:23

Elon Musk had a demand.

On Oct. 28, hours after completing his $44 billion buyout of Twitter the night before, Mr. Musk gathered several human-resource executives in a "war room" in the company's offices in San Francisco. Prepare for widespread layoffs, he told them, six people with knowledge of the discussion said. Twitter's work force needed to be slashed immediately [...]

The scope of layoffs was a moving target. Twitter managers were initially told to cut 25 percent of the work force, three people said. But Tesla engineers who reviewed Twitter's code proposed deeper cuts to the engineering teams. Executives overseeing other parts of Twitter were told to expand their layoff lists.

Twitter executives also suggested assessing the lists for diversity and inclusion issues so the cuts would not hit people of color disproportionately and to avoid legal trouble. Mr. Musk's team brushed aside the suggestion, two people said.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:23

The UK and the EU will boycott Russia’s delegation at the Bali summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) next week, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Citing EU officials, the newspaper reported on Friday that London and Brussels plan to stage walkouts when Russian delegates speak.

"The UK is not keen on coordinating with the EU on foreign policy in general but on this issue, we have the same objective and are mutually reinforcing our efforts," Daily Telegraph cited a spokesman from the EU’s foreign affairs service as saying. The newspaper noted that at the summit, the UK and the EU would urge Russia to de-escalate the Ukrainian conflict.

That said, the EU is going to make clear that any peace talks should be on terms acceptable to Kiev. However, Europe thinks that any call to de-escalation addressed to Russia might not be reflected in the summit’s final statement due to Moscow’s and Beijing’s positions. The EU official described Russian-Chinese cooperation as a "no-limit friendship."

Posted on: Nov 12 09:20

Webmaster addition: This is a clip from the film "Pentagon Wars". Based on the real-life development of the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, it shows how so many defense projects get out of control.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:17

The US controls about 750 bases in at least 80 countries worldwide and spends more on its military than the next 10 countries combined.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:17

The anonymous team of hackers known as  “Joker DPR”, which has recently hacked military command and control programs used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), including the advanced US DELTA program, claimed another cyber victory over the Ukrainian and NATO military.

On November 11, they leaked secret documents of NATO commanders to the AFU and US, Canadian, British forces. The documents include the daily data on the location and manoeuvres of Russian forces and military equipment in different regions, including in Russia and in Crimea back in summer.

You can read the full document HERE

The publication of the secret documents was hackers’ response to the ongoing attempts of the Kiev regime to deny the fact that their military coordination and command programs were hacked. The hackers provided the secret NATO documents with the following message:

Posted on: Nov 12 09:16

 Cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX experienced a liquidity crisis that led to the company’s bankruptcy and erased the fortune of Sam Bankman-Fried, its young billionaire founder.

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Posted on: Nov 12 09:12

 Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) are introducing legislation that would prohibit TikTok in the United States.

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Posted on: Nov 12 09:11

 Young voters came out to vote in this year’s midterm elections in the second largest percentage in at least thirty years.

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Posted on: Nov 12 09:10

 Election night did not deliver the overwhelming victory Republicans had hoped for on a national level, but on a local level — in school board races — conservatives picked up a wave of wins across the country.

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Posted on: Nov 12 09:10

Believe it or not, California thinks it has a solution to the homelessness problem that can be solved with additional taxation! Go figure.

A new measure in Los Angeles, called Measure ULA, is set to generate $900 million in taxes that will then be used for housing subsidies and tenant protections. The tax is essentially a levy on all property sales of more than $5 million, according to Bloomberg.

This "mansion tax", if it passes, will look to "speed new construction and deliver a way out of the city’s spiraling homelessness crisis", according to Bloomberg. It could generate some $900 million per year to provide infrastructure like affordable homes and tools like counsel for tenants in eviction courts. 

Laura Raymond, director of the nonprofit Alliance for Community Transit–Los Angeles, told Bloomberg: “This would be the biggest investment in tenant protections in the history of LA."

Posted on: Nov 12 09:09

 One of the top officials in the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Steven D’Antuono, is reportedly retiring from the agency at the end of the month.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:09

The FBI should only have 14 days, not 66 years, to produce information from Seth Rich’s laptop computer, a lawyer argued in a new court filing.

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a news conference in Omaha, Neb., on Aug. 10, 2022. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

After a U.S. judge ordered the FBI to produce the information, the bureau said that it should not be required to hand it over because of exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). And if the bureau still had to produce the information, government lawyers said it should have 66 years because it needs to review the information and redact certain information.

Ty Clevenger, the attorney representing Brian Huddleston, the Texas man who sued the FBI over the information, disagreed.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:08

Cameras at the vote counting facility in a Nevada county still counting midterm election votes stopped broadcasting overnight, officials said on Nov. 10.

Election officials sort mail-in ballots at the Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office in Reno, Nev., on Nov. 8, 2022. (Trevor Bexon/Getty Images)

The livestream computer application that provides the feeds “lost connection with” the cameras at 11:24 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Bethany Drysdale, a spokesperson for Washoe County.

All staff members left for the night about an hour before the issue and none returned until 7 a.m. on Thursday morning, county officials said.

The connection was restored just before 8 a.m. on Nov. 10.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:07

Measures like GDP are commonly used to understand the overall wealth and size of the economy. However, as Visual Capitalist's Nick Routley details below, while looking at economic output on an annual basis is useful, there are other metrics to consider when evaluating the wealth of a nation.

Household wealth statistics reveal which country’s citizens are accruing the highest level of money and assets worldwide.

This visual utilizes data from Credit Suisse’s annual Global Wealth Report to break down the latest estimates for household wealth by country.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:06

It did not take long for anti-gun activists in the media to make the claim gun control is a winning issue for Democrats, but only if the glaring problems with that picture are ignored.

Abortion, record inflation, large amounts of crime, concerns about democracy, and even climate change and healthcare ranked of higher concern for voters than gun policy according to NBC. Additionally, the New York Times reported last month only 1% of likely voters thought guns were the most important problem. No doubt, if guns were the only issue on the ballot, there would be very different results. The fact is, there were too many factors in play for pundits to make the claim people want more gun control. But there were many glaring cases in which pro-gun elected officials were rewarded for strong pro-gun actions.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:06

Did you know that the internet you’re familiar with is only 10% of the total data that makes up the World Wide Web?

As Visual Capitalist's Carmen Ang details below, the rest of the web is hidden from plain sight, and requires special access to view. It’s known as the Deep Web, and nestled far down in the depths of it is a dark, sometimes dangerous place, known as the darknet, or Dark Web.

This graphic by Enrique Mendoza provides us a glimpse at this shrouded part of the internet, showing us some of the common items that are sold on there, and how much they typically cost.

Posted on: Nov 12 09:04