Thought for the day

"Truth above all, though the heavens may fall!" -- Michael Rivero
"The Chinese are universally conceded to be excellent people, honest, honorable, industrious, trustworthy, kind-hearted, and all that--leave them alone, they are plenty good enough just as they are; and besides, almost every convert runs a risk of catching our civilization. We ought to be careful. We ought to think twice before we encourage a risk like that; for, once civilized, China can never be uncivilized again. We have not been thinking of that." -- Mark Twain

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The White House has accused Congressional Republicans of stoking "long-debunked conspiracy theories" in regards to allegations from House lawmakers that President Biden was actively involved in overseas business dealings with his son Hunter.

"Instead of working with President Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans’ top priority is to go after President Biden with politically-motivated attacks chock full of long-debunked conspiracy theories," said White House Counsel office spokesman, Ian Sams.

Posted on: Nov 18 12:17

Remember in September when the country was on the brink of a nationwide rail strike that almost froze critical transportation networks? 

A similar scenario could be nearing as workers of major freight rail companies have yet to settle on a new contract. 

Twelve rail unions representing 115,000 workers must ratify a new contract to prevent an economically devastating strike by early December. If one union disagrees, all other unions must honor the labor action. 

Posted on: Nov 18 12:17

The Democrat strategy of using mail-in ballots to vote played a pivotal role in last week’s election results. Pennsylvania Republicans are talking amongst themselves about how to react in the next election. Republicans have two views: get rid of mail-in voting—which seems unlikely with more elected Democrats in power—or learn how Democrats got an avalanche of mail-in votes and employ the same strategy.

An election worker is seen as mail-in ballots are counted in Chester County, Pa., on Nov. 4, 2020. (Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters)

The Epoch Times asked the Pennsylvania GOP to discuss the 2022 results and its strategy regarding mail-in ballots in future elections, but it chose not to participate in this story. Pennsylvania Democrats were also asked to comment on their mail-in strategy but did not respond.

In stump speeches and on social media, Pennsylvania Democrats actively encouraged voters to vote by mail in the days before the election. Often supporters would tweet at a candidate that they just mailed in their ballot.

A look at the numbers behind the election show just how much Democrats relied on mail-in voting.

Posted on: Nov 18 12:17

I’ve had this post in the back of my mind for years now.  But this week’s mid-terms have brought it to the forefront of my thinking.  

There are very few movie experiences I’ve had in my life that rival the first time I watched The Hunger Games.  So much of my reaction was due to where I was at the time and how, frankly, shitty my life was then.

It ranks for me right up there with seeing the Death Star blow up (age 10), to being rendered speechless for an hour after watching Full Metal Jacket (age 19) to sobbing uncontrollably for 40 minutes after a midnight showing of Schindler’s List (age 25).

I watched The Hunger Games for the first time while flat on my back broke in late 2012 by myself in the post-midnight dark, metaphorically and physically.

For 2+ hours I sat there in horror clutching a pillow because all I could see was my daughter needing a protector and knowing at that moment I wasn’t that person.  

But as raw as my reaction to it was that night, it was the exact thing I needed at that moment to pick myself and keep going.

So, the cynics in the audience can forgive me if they think me an old softy for falling so hard for a piece of what I can honestly look at as thinly-conceived allegory.

Sometimes timing is everything. 

Posted on: Nov 18 12:15

Beyond Disturbing: Maryland School District Targets Toddlers In LGBTQ Propaganda Push

The radical left is far from done targeting our children with LGBTQ propaganda.

In the latest news, a Maryland School District targets the school’s youngest and most easily influenced students.

The Blaze reports, “Fox News Digital reported that a Montgomery County Public Schools PowerPoint presentation made several references to a set of activist books designed to teach diversity to students that will be given to classrooms up to fifth grade.”

“The books chosen for distribution seek to undermine the concept of a gender binary at a young age. The books immerse students in the vernacular of LGBT activists and include teaching toddlers and other children words like ‘drag queen’ and ‘intersex.’”

Posted on: Nov 18 12:14

The European (EEA and non-EEA countries) database of suspected drug reaction reports is EudraVigilance, verified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and they are now reporting 48,817 fatalities, and 5,107,883 injuries following injections of four experimental COVID-19 shots:

From the total of injuries recorded, almost half of them (2,177,286) are serious injuries.

Seriousness provides information on the suspected undesirable effect; it can be classified as ‘serious’ if it corresponds to a medical occurrence that results in death, is life-threatening, requires inpatient hospitalisation, results in another medically important condition, or prolongation of existing hospitalisation, results in persistent or significant disability or incapacity, or is a congenital anomaly/birth defect.”

Health Impact News subscriber in Europe ran the reports for each of the four COVID-19 shots we are including here. It is a lot of work to tabulate each reaction with injuries and fatalities, since there is no place on the EudraVigilance system we have found that tabulates all the results.

Since we have started publishing this, others from Europe have also calculated the numbers and confirmed the totals.*

Here is the summary data through November 12, 2022.

Posted on: Nov 18 12:13

The Hague sentenced two Russian nationals and one Ukrainian to life in prison in absentia on Thursday for their alleged roles in the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the Donbass. Moscow slammed the ruling, accusing the court of violating the principles of impartial justice for the sake of political expediency.

Thursday’s long-awaited Hague ruling on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was a “foregone conclusion,” and the only decision to be expected from the court, given the politicized nature of the trial, and the geopolitical implications at stake, international legal experts, IR analysts and political commentators have told Sputnik.

“The verdict today was a foregone conclusion given the way the investigations were conducted, to exclude Russian testimony and without demanding that the USA share the intelligence from satellites that it said it possessed shortly after the event,” Gilbert Doctorow, an international relations analyst and specialist on Russian affairs, said.

Citing the MH17 incident as a “classic case of ‘false flag’ operations” by Kiev aimed at ramping up Western pressure against Moscow, Doctorow pointed out that unlike this week’s WW3 scare involving a Ukrainian air defense missile falling on Polish territory – which Kiev immediately blamed on Russia but the West surprisingly questioned, the US and its allies did not intervene in MH17 in 2014 to swat down Ukrainian claims.

Posted on: Nov 18 12:09

NATO does not consider the incident with the fallen missile in Poland a deliberate action by Russia, according to Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the US-led military alliance. Based on preliminary data, the incident was most likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired in response to Russian shelling. Nonetheless, NATO did not blame Kiev, holding Moscow ultimately liable for the incident, Vedomosti reports.

The West realizes that what happened is an incident that is unavoidable when conducting military operations, Director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations Fyodor Voitolovsky told the newspaper. NATO does not want to escalate, especially considering that, most likely, it was a Ukrainian anti-missile. Throughout the special operation, Russia has done its utmost to avoid direct conflict with the alliance, according to the analyst. The Russian Armed Forces were compelled to act in the presence of NATO intelligence personnel and instructors in Ukraine, and measures to avert escalation were successful.

Posted on: Nov 18 12:08

The Western countries are trying to accuse Russia of non-existent intentions to use nuclear weapons, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in an interview with RTVI on Thursday.

"Regardless of the posture we may take on this issue to explain the obvious things they are trying to accuse us of some non-existent intentions [to use nuclear weapons]. This is just a reflection of the course towards the demonization of Russia," Ryabkov said.

He added that Russia might resort to nuclear weapons only in a limited number of situations. In all others the use of this type of military hardware was ruled out.

Posted on: Nov 18 12:08

The German concern Siemens has sold the entire financial and leasing business in the Russian Federation. This is stated in the quarterly report, which was published on Thursday.

"Siemens sold its entire finance and leasing business in Russia at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 (July 1 - September 30 - approx.)," the message reads.

Siemens AG is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics and electrical engineering, operating in such areas as computer science and communications, automation and control systems, energy, transport and healthcare. Currently, the company employs about 342 thousand people worldwide, including 114 thousand in Germany.

Posted on: Nov 18 12:07

The European Commission announced on Thursday it would send more energy equipment and emergency aid items to Ukraine.

"The key priority of our humanitarian operations today is to scale up winterization assistance. The EU is working around the clock to help sustain the electricity supply in Ukraine. Via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, we are delivering power generators and vital energy equipment to Ukraine," a communique published in Brussels quoted European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic as saying.

In November, "the Commission is coordinating a new aid delivery of over 1,800 tonnes in emergency assistance this month, including in the area of energy," the document says.

This shipment should bring the total material aid channeled to Ukraine to 74,000 tonnes worth over 450 million euros coming on top of the 523 million euros in financial humanitarian assistance already provided, it said.

Posted on: Nov 18 12:07

If we analyze publicly available declassified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, we can learn quite a bit about the United States and its role in the historical development of Ukrainian Nationalism. To view the February 2022 Russia-Ukraine conflict, in isolation, would be a mistake.

In a declassified CIA document outlining the details of Operation Belladonna, we can see the United States had already made contact with Ukrainian Nationalists that were keen to ally with the Americans against the USSR, primarily through influencing the development of the Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council (UHVR). The subject discussed in the document was used to gather intelligence on the USSR and Soviet operations both at home and abroad.

Posted on: Nov 18 12:06

Watch: FBI Director REFUSES To Deny Involvement In January 6th

The January 6 protests will go down in the history books as an event that raises more questions than answers.

The Republicans claim that the day was a peaceful demonstration that took a turn when anti-American forces showed up and acted like Donald Trump supporters and then started to act violently. But the Democrats claim that the conservatives were the ones that started it all.

The question of who the mystery people were is under investigation. And FBI Director Christopher Wray knows the answers. But when Republican Clay Higgins asked Wray about the answer, all Wray could do was refuse to answer the question.

Wray refused to answer whether or not the FBI planted sources in the crowd. His answer was nothing more than a dodge, so he did not have to admit the truth.

The Daily Caller reported that “Republican Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins asked Wray at the hearing if the FBI had ‘confidential human sources embedded within the January 6 protesters’ that day. Wray said he had to ‘be very careful about when we do and do not and where we have and have not used’ such sources, ‘categorically’ denying that bureau sources or employees ‘instigated or orchestrated January 6.’”

Posted on: Nov 18 12:05
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Posted on: Nov 18 12:02
A federal judge on Thursday temporarily halted enforcement of a law known as the “Stop WOKE Act” at Florida universities.
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Posted on: Nov 18 12:00
The U.S. Senate this week passed a resolution to terminate the national emergency declared in 2020 in response to the COVID pandemic, but 37 Democrats voted against it.
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Posted on: Nov 18 11:59
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) claimed that if reparations for slavery had been implemented, that might have helped to contain the spread of COVID during the recent global pandemic.
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Posted on: Nov 18 11:56
SpaceX employees who were fired after writing a letter publicly criticizing CEO Elon Musk for his “behavior” and “values” are taking their case to the federal government.
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Posted on: Nov 18 11:56
CNN President Chris Licht dismissed the news that Fox News host Greg Gutfeld was winning the ratings war against traditional late-night comedy hosts like his own former boss, Stephen Colbert.
Posted on: Nov 18 11:55

US Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said the days of endless financial and security aid for Ukraine are numbered after the Republicans won a majority in the lower chamber of Congress.

“I’m here as a member of the House Armed Services Committee to say that the days of endless cash and military materiel to Ukraine are numbered,” Gaetz said on Thursday. “They’re numbered in the days that are required to act on Congresswoman [Marjorie Taylor] Greene’s well thought out resolution of inquiry and they are numbered when we get into the majority.”

Gaetz vowed not to vote for one more dollar or one more piece of military equipment for Ukraine. The congressman from Florida said the United States is far too entangled in the Ukraine conflict and has effectively extended it.

Gaetz also called on the US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to declassify the Inspector General’s report on compliance with the existing regulations regarding the chain of custody of material going to Ukraine.

Posted on: Nov 18 11:55

Avoiding The Drama: Ivanka Trump Makes HUGE Announcement...

Former President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has no intention of returning to politics as she did during her father’s first term.

The job took so much time that her family suffered without her being there.

Ivanka is a good mum and she cares about her family very much. The News reported that Ivanka Trump stated, “I love my father very much. This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family. I do not plan to be involved in politics.”

Posted on: Nov 18 11:54

Australia sees 63% drop in births after introduction of covid “vaccines” – what will the government’s excuse be?

New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that ever since Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” were launched, the birth rate Down Under has plunged by an astounding 63 percent.

From October to November in 2021, there was a 21 percent decrease in births compared to the average over a 10-year period. From November to December 2021, just one month later, there was a 63 percent decrease in births.

“December was about nine months after the roll-out of the COVID vaccines,” notes LifeSiteNews‘ David James about the rough time period from conception to birth. (Related: Taiwan saw a similar 23 percent plunge in births following the launch of Operation Warp Speed.)

“It is possible that some of these numbers will be revised, but should the trend continue Australia will finish up with empty maternity wards. Even the propagandists running government media departments, and the so-called journalists mimicking everything they say, will have trouble hiding that problem.”

Posted on: Nov 18 11:53
Facebook officials said Wednesday that the social media platform has no plans to reinstate the account of former President Donald Trump, despite announcing his bid earlier this week for a second term in the White House in 2024.
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Posted on: Nov 18 11:47
Speaking at the 59th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon in Phoenix, Arizona, Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller implied that employers should slow down any wage increases they hand out so that the American economy can temper inflation.
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Posted on: Nov 18 11:46

The 22-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly mowing down dozens of Los Angeles sheriff’s recruits deliberately with his SUV, leaving several critically injured, has been released from jail to allow police to gather more evidence.

Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, who was charged with attempted murder of a peace officer, was released at 9:49 p.m. Thursday, according to jail records that cited an insufficient complaint, CNN reported.

“Due to the extreme complexity of the investigation, which includes ongoing interviews, video surveillance review, and additional evidence needed to be analyzed, homicide investigators have released Mr. Gutierrez from the Sheriff’s Department custody,” authorities said in a release.

Webmaster addition: Why do politicians go easy on criminals?

Professional courtesy!!

Posted on: Nov 18 11:46

Democrat John Fetterman achieved victory in the contest to become Pennsylvania senator, defeating his Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz. But sadly a Fetterman advisor has admitted, after his victory, that he will not be able to perform his job as normal, Breitbart news reported.

“Spotted in Senate basement: John Fetterman He didn’t answer when I asked if he’ll be able to wear his hoodie on Senate floor,” Huffington Post reporter Igor Bobic said in a tweet that caught the eye of Fetterman advisor Rebecca Katz.

“Two things we need to get out of the way: 1) John Fetterman has a suit and will wear it to the Capitol. 2) He is still recovering from a stroke and has lingering auditory processing challenges. The way Hill reporters are used to yelling questions at Senators will not work here,” she said.

Posted on: Nov 18 11:46
Remember former first lady Michelle Obama‘s newfound pride in America as her husband was gaining popularity in the 2008 presidential election? Well, it didn’t really last long as she apparently thought Americans were still a bunch of bigots, despite Barack getting elected.
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Posted on: Nov 18 11:45

Voting is the most sacred American tradition and this is how you treated our people. Shameful doesn’t begin to describe what happened.

Posted on: Nov 18 11:45