Thought for the day
"The tendency has always been strong to believe that whatever received a name must be an entity or being, having an independent existence of its own. And if no real entity answering to the name could be found, men did not for that reason suppose that none existed, but imagined that." -- John Stuart Mill
The US military revealed Monday that earlier this month a US Coast Guard had ship embarked on a routine patrol in the Bering Sea and its crew was surprised to come across a Chinese PLA Navy guided missile cruiser.
But more rare and unexpected was that the Coast Guard soon discovered the Chinese ship wasn't alone as it sailed off Alaska's coast, but was accompanied by two additional Chinese military ships and four Russian naval vessels, including a destroyer. The Chinese-Russian patrol group was described as being "in single formation".
The Coast Guard in releasing a photo of the encounter stated, "The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crew on a routine patrol in the Bering Sea encountered a People’s Republic of China Guided Missile Cruiser, Renhai CG 101, sailing approximately 75 nautical miles north of Kiska Island, Alaska, September 19, 2022."
According to more details by the Coast Guard and reported in the Associated Press:
The Honolulu-based Kimball, a 418-foot vessel, observed as the ships broke formation and dispersed. A C-130 Hercules provided air support for the Kimball from the Coast Guard station in Kodiak.
“While the formation has operated in accordance with international rules and norms, we will meet presence with presence to ensure there are no disruptions to U.S. interests in the maritime environment around Alaska,” said 17th Coast Guard District commander Rear Adm. Nathan Moore.
The reference to the "presence with presence" patrol strategy is a method of dissuading such enemy foreign vessels from coming near US waters by maintaining frequent naval and coast guard patrol activity.
Mark Zuckerberg is planning to lay off up to 12,000 underperforming Facebook workers after initiating a review process last week in which managers were asked to label workers that 'need support', reports say.
This comes after Zuckerberg announced a freeze to hiring and warned of plans to 'steadily reduce headcount growth' for the first time in the history of the company.
The Facebook CEO said during a Q&A with employees last week that the company would extend a hiring freeze that has been in place since May. During that meeting he said that steps would be taken to reduce costs.
The above trash and daily volumes more reflect how the public mind is manipulated throughout the US/West by MSM fake news rubbish — truth and full disclosure banned on key issues.
Last week, CNBC reported a rare kernel of reality about US/Western war on Russia by use of expendable Ukrainian foot soldiers, saying:
The collective West is “running out of weapons to send to Ukraine.”
Ramping up production may take place but it’s no quick fix or simple task.
US merchants of death, mass destruction and human misery produce about 30,000 rounds of 155 millimeter howitzer shells annually.
As evidence piles up that the Russian Nord Stream gas pipelines were deliberately sabotaged, Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested Tuesday that the Biden regime is to blame.
Pressure in the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline dropped from 300 to 7 bars on Sunday night, followed by a similar occurrence in Nord Stream 1’s on Monday afternoon.
Explosions were detected in the vicinity off the undersea pipelines early Monday morning and Monday evening, registering 1.9 and 2.3 respectively on the Richter scale.
Swedish seismologist Björn Lund, director of the Swedish National Seismic Network, SNSN, which measures Swedish earthquakes and explosions, told the national SVT television channel that the ruptures in the pipelines may have been caused by undersea detonations.
Webmaster addition: Isn't it time for someone to go down there and take a look?
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) released a video, first seen by Breitbart News, that exposes the dangerous results of the state Democrat’s soft-on-crime agenda.
Germany´s foreign minister told her Polish counterpart Tuesday there will be no more World War II reparations because Berlin considers the matter is closed.
An editor for Vogue says Kanye West’s “White Lives Matter” t-shirts, which debuted at his “SZN9” Paris Fashion Week runway show, are “offensive, violent, and dangerous.”
Home Secretary Suella Braverman said she that she wants to reduce net migration to the UK down to the “tens of thousands” in order to fulfil the longstanding pledge of the Conservative party and to deliver on the promises of Brexit.
Ukraine is readying evacuation centers in its capital city of Kyiv in preparation for a potential nuclear attack following warnings from Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country would take every necessary action to claim victory.
Putin recently threatened that Russia would not hesitate to deploy nuclear weapons against what he called “a threat to the territorial integrity of our country.”
The preparations come following Russia’s escalatory move in the war to annex parts of occupied Ukraine following referenda in each of the areas. The votes were viewed by a large swath of the international community as illegitimate and Ukraine’s allies, including the U.S., condemned Russian annexation.
Thousands of American teenagers may have suffered heart inflammation after getting a Covid jab, a study suggests.
Researchers found up to one in 7,000 boys aged 12 to 15 years old developed myocarditis after receiving the Pfizer vaccine.
The condition — which is mild for most but can cause a recurrent heart palpitation in rare cases — was most common after the second dose.
Traders have woken up this morning to more systemic fragility as Credit Suisse debt and equity is dumped in an unceremonious rejection of the CEO’s letter of reassurance over the weekend.
Who could have seen that coming?
Hurricane Ian could cost Florida up to $40 billion of insured losses, according to leading ratings agencies.
Steve Forbes, the chair of Forbes Media and editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, argued on Monday that Republicans have an addiction to government spending nearly as severe as their Democratic colleagues.
Pediatric gender clinics across the country are promoting services to children who reject sex-based stereotypes.
According to the Rev. Al Sharpton, President Biden told him last month that he will run again in 2024.
A father in New York state is fighting for his child to be allowed to grow up. The child's mother, the medical industry, and the court are pressing for the 11-year-old to be permitted to take drugs that would disrupt puberty, potentially stunting her development and leading to sterility.
The father to the middle-schooler, whose is not named in order to protect his family, has been instructed by the court to call his child by the new, chosen name, new preferred pronouns, and to refer to the child as being of the new, chosen gender. Neither parent is allowed, under court order, to talk to the child about "anything gender related," he said.
That order came down in April, and the mother demanded full custody. This would give her the right to medically transition the child without the father's consent. That request, along with the mother's request for a court of protection against , and sole use of the family's home, were both rejected by the court. The parents are seeking divorce, and this issue is the primary disagreement between them.
A fundraiser has been launched to ask for "help to keep [his] daughter a girl," and stop the child from being transitioned by mother, doctors, and school. The father has told The Post Millennial that he will fight as hard as he can to protect his child from medical gender transition, though puberty blocking drugs have been recommended. The father said that child's mother told him she will "die on this hill."
Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it crystal clear that he blames the United States for sabotaging the Nordstream 1 and 2 natural gas pipelines last week after a video surfaced of President Joe Biden and other U.S. officials threatening to take them out if Russia invaded Ukraine.
Putin made his remarks last week in the wake of the unprecedented attack on another country’s vital infrastructure, which critics said could hasten the arrival of World War III.
“They are destroying European energy infrastructure… it’s clear who benefits,” Putin was quoted as saying. “It’s obvious to everyone who did it.”
Twitter is hiring an army of intelligence community spooks, many of whom worked for the FBI, as they move forward with their plans to conduct ubiquitous Big Brother censorship on its platform.
(Article by Shane Trejo republished from BigLeaguePolitics.com)
Mint Press News discovered from data on the professional networking site LinkedIn that individuals such as Jeff Carlton, Mark Jaroszewski, Douglas Turner, Dawn Burton, Karen Walsh, Jim Baker moved from prominent roles within the deep state to important jobs within Twitter in recent years. Other individuals who refused to give their real names, such as Cherrelle Y., Laura D., Bruce A., Patrick G., and Matthew W., also made the move from the intelligence community to Twitter.
FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley, who was named 2002 Time Person of the Year for exposing how the feds ignored evidence of the Sept. 11 attacks ahead of time, said that news of collusion between Big Tech and the deep state ought to surprise nobody.
Space X and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has proposed to buy Twitter for his original offer of $54.20 a share, reports Bloomberg.
Musk made the proposal in a letter to Twitter on Tuesday, a source who asked to remain anonymous told the outlet.
The Twitter stock has halted twice on Tuesday due to volatility, according to Stock Halt Alerts.
The EU’s anti-Russia policies are hurting the French, the politician claims © Getty Images / NurPhoto / Contributor
France should brace for a tough winter as a result of the EU’s anti-Russia sanctions, the leader of the right-wing National Rally parliamentary group said on Tuesday, adding that next winter will be even worse.
Marine Le Pen told BFMTV that the sanctions are not working, and are in fact harming the French people. She argued that the restrictions placed on Russia have proven counterproductive, helping Moscow to increase
Billy Eichner is still defending his LGBTQ romantic comedy, “Bros,” which was a box office flop over the weekend, and he wants the world to see it.
West and Owens shocked social media when the duo donned the “White Lives Matter” shirts, each of which also included a picture of the Pope’s face on the front, while flanked by models in matching tops.
A Trump-hating former FBI agent short-circuited the bureau’s probe of Hunter Biden’s laptop just before the 2020 election by ghosting a key whistleblower, the former associate of the president’s son told Tucker Carlson Monday.
Joe Rogan slammed educators pushing a “progressive ideology” in schools and said it’s not their job, mentioning things like drag queen shows for kids and sexually-charged books in some school districts.
Whoopi Goldberg unloaded on The Daily Beast entertainment reporter Kyndall Cunningham, who complained about “a distracting fat suit” in her review of “The View” host’s recent film.
Two more legal challenges emerged last week against the Biden administration for its policy to cancel up to $10,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers.
Central banks globally added to their net gold holdings for the fifth consecutive month in August, according to the latest data released by the World Gold Council.
On net, central banks added 20 more tons of gold to their reserves. Three banks drove buying in August and there were no notable sellers.
So far this year, central banks have added over 300 tons of gold to their goldings.
Turkey was the biggest buyer in August and has added more gold than any other country in 2022 to date. With its 8.9-ton purchase in August, Turkey has increased its gold reserves by 84 tons year-to-date. Turkey now holds 478 tons of gold between its central bank and treasury holdings, the highest level since Q2 2020.
Uzbekistan added 8.7 tons to its reserves in August, roughly the same amount as the previous five months. This brings its y-t-d net purchases to over 19 tons despite having begun the year by selling almost 25 tons in the first quarter. Gold reserves account for just over 60% of Uzbek’s total reserves.
Three U.S. Postal Service employees have been arrested in connection with a $1.3 million fraud and identity theft scheme in which they allegedly used stolen credit cards to purchase luxury items.
According to a release from the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Postal workers Nathanael Foucault, Johnathan Persaud, and Fabiola Mompoint were arrested Thursday in New York alongside a fourth individual, Devon Richards, who is not a postal worker.
Prosecutors said that the scheme began in or around December 2018 and continued up until recently and saw members of the scheme work with U.S. Postal Service mail carriers, including, among others, Mompoint, Foucault, and Persaud to steal credit cards from the mail before the cards were delivered to the actual card holder.
Once getting their hands on the stolen cards, members of the scheme were allegedly able to activate them using the stolen personal information of the actual card owner, according to prosecutors.