Thought for the day

Disrupting Earth’s chemical cycles brings trouble. But planet-warming carbon dioxide isn’t the only element whose cycle we’ve turned wonky—we’ve got a phosphorus problem too. And it’s a big one, because we depend on this element to grow the world’s crops. “I don't know if it would be possible to have a full world without any mineral phosphorus fertilizer,” says Joséphine Demay, a PhD student at INRAE, France’s National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment.

Since the 1800s, agriculturalists have known that elemental phosphorus is a crucial fertilizer. Nations quickly began mining caches of “phosphate rock,” minerals rich in the element. By the middle of the 20th century, companies had industrialized chemical processes to turn it into a form suitable for supercharging crops, hardening them against disease, and making them able to support more people and livestock. That approach worked remarkably well: The post-World War II “Green Revolution” fed countless people thanks to fertilizers and pesticides. But sometimes there’s too much of a good thing.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 24 12:20
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday if President Joe Biden is involved in a “cover-up” in connection with the classified documents discovered at his private residence.
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Posted on: Jan 24 12:20

Moscow has repeatedly underscored that western hostile acts and its packages of sanctions against Iran and Russia will not prevent the two countries from bolstering mutually beneficial cooperation in all areas.

Russia and Iran continued to bolster bilateral economic collaboration in the face of western sanctions last year. Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that in 2022, trade turnover between Moscow and Tehran increased by 15% to a whopping $4.6 billion on Monday.

How is the Russian-Iranian economic partnership developing and what spheres does it cover? Sputnik answers these and other questions.

Tags: ECONOMY, IRAN, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Jan 24 12:20
A virtual pet fish stole the money of a Japanese gamer and YouTuber Mutekimaru during a YouTube live stream.
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Posted on: Jan 24 12:19

NASA is considering a faster way of traveling to Mars, which could take astronauts from Earth to the Red Planet in just 45 days.

According to the agency's statement, the idea behind the technology is Nuclear Thermal Propulsion or Nuclear Electric Propulsion. It is a new class of bimodal nuclear propulsion that uses a wave rotor topping cycle. NASA has stressed that this technology will revolutionize deep space exploration.

A nuclear propulsion rocket consists of an atomic reactor heating liquid hydrogen propellant. In turn, hydrogen propellant turns into ionized hydrogen gas and it is channeled through nostrils to generate thrust. According to the agency, the interesting aspect is that thanks to this propulsion system, the vessel can go to Mars and back multiple times.

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Posted on: Jan 24 12:19
MSNBC anchor Joy Reid said Monday that Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration barred a class with components of critical race theory (CRT) to “appease” people that look like the governor.
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Posted on: Jan 24 12:18

The World Economic Forum's annual meeting took place in Davos on January 16-20, 2023. International observers sat down with Sputnik to formulate the main message of the gathering in a nutshell.

"This year’s forum featured the new state of the world: divided, resentful, and grim," Gal Luft, director of the Washington-based Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, told Sputnik. "Davos has become the dressing room of the West and is more divorced than ever from the rest. It no longer represents the real concerns of most of the world’s population. Its obsession with climate change, social justice, gender and other forms of wokeness has made it a laughing stock and target of disdain for most of the world."

The World Economic Forum (WEF), an international non-governmental and lobbying organization, was founded in January 1971 by German economist Klaus Schwab. Initially the entity was called "European Management Forum"; it changed its name to the World Economic Forum in 1987.

Bringing together business executives, thought leaders, and prominent politicians, the forum sought to become a global platform to spearhead the ideas of globalization and solve pressing economic and political dilemmas. However, some Western commentators observed that the forum quickly morphed into a technocratic globalist elitist club which sought to dictate rules for the rest of the world.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Jan 24 12:17
Fox News host Tucker Carlson called Antifa “the armed instrument” of the “permanent Democratic establishment” Monday, citing the weekend riots in Atlanta where police made multiple arrests.
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Posted on: Jan 24 12:17

The Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization has built more than 20 observation and guard posts along the Israel-Lebanon border over the past year.

According to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War between the IDF and Hezbollah, the terrorist group is forbidden from operating near the frontier.

Hezbollah launched the project in parallel to Israel’s construction of a fortified perimeter fence along the 140-kilometer shared border, Ynet reported on Monday.

Tags: ISRAEL, LEBANON
Posted on: Jan 24 12:17
A 99-year old Canadian woman could face criminal charges for failing to show up to jury duty earlier in January, her son-in-law says.
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Posted on: Jan 24 12:16

The Netherlands will send 8 F-35 fighters to the border of Russia and Belarus.

At the moment, it is known that the fifth generation fighters are sent to the territory of Poland. At the same time, two fighters will be constantly in a state of full combat readiness, while other aircraft will be used to conduct patrols along the border of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

It is known that the sending of F-35 fighters to Poland is carried out in connection with the growing tension between Russia and the West. In particular, we are talking about the deployment of large forces on the territory of Belarus near the border with Poland.

To date, a large grouping of NATO fighters has been deployed on the territory of Poland - taking into account data from open sources, currently about 20 F-35 fighters can be located on the territory of Poland - in addition to the arrival of the Dutch aviation, there may be 12 F-35 fighters of the US Air Force.

 

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 24 12:16
A New College of Florida (NCF) Board of Trustees member recently appointed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis clashed with board officials by requesting to open every meeting in prayer.
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Posted on: Jan 24 12:16

Joe Biden is considering sending US Abrams tanks to Ukraine in their war against nuclear Russia.

What better way to change the subject from his classified document scandal than nuclear war with Russia?

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
Posted on: Jan 24 12:14

Elon Musk, Owner of Twitter is now on an all-out push for the release of the Jefferey Epstein client list.

Elon Musk has been making waves throughout social media after his acquisition of Twitter. Elon Musk exposed the Twitter files which essentially showed the truth about the censorship Twitter put on conservatives.

Twitter colluded with the US government to censor specific individuals and information being released to the public.

Elon Musk recently has been getting involved in the Jefferey Epstein client list.

Elon Musk has been pressuring the Department of Justice to release the Epstein client list to the public. He believes it is necessary for the public to know the truth about the Jefferey Epstein and his sex ring that is since been rumored many top names have been involved. with.

The DOJ has had crickets.

Lawsuits have been filed against JP Morgan executive who may have been involved in the Epstein List.

There are many question marks to as of who exactly was involved but many have ideas of who it could be.

The mainstream media has been completely silent over these developments

It will be interesting to see how this plays out as Elon Musk continues to push

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Jan 24 12:04

An election integrity group said 10.9 million out of a total 22.1 million ballots that had been mailed out to registered voters during the 2022 midterm elections went “unaccounted for,” according to a Jan. 18 report.

Mail voting practices have an insurmountable information gap,” the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) said on Monday. “The public cannot know how many ballots were disregarded, delivered to wrong mailboxes, or even withheld from the proper recipient by someone at the same address.”

People count California recall ballot votes at a Los Angeles Registrar site at the Los Angeles Fair Grounds in Pomona, Calif., on Aug. 31, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

The watchdog released the two-page report (pdf) detailing what it called “the failures” of California’s first mass-mail balloting election following the passage of Assembly Bill 37 (AB 37), which requires that ballots automatically be mailed to all active registered voters statewide. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom in September 2021, makes vote-by-mail ballots, a practice implemented in the 2020 general election in conjunction with the COVID-19 pandemic, permanent for all elections.

California has more registered voters than any other state. Yet its vote-by-mail policies—among the nation’s most expansive—have resulted in large numbers of ballots “disappearing at poll closing time,” PILF’s data show.

“After accounting for polling place votes and rejected ballots in November 2022, there were more than 10 million ballots left outstanding, meaning election officials do not know what happened to them,” reads the Wednesday report.

“It is fair to assume that the bulk of these were ignored or ultimately thrown out by the intended recipients. But, under mass-mail elections, we can only assume what happened,” it continued.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Jan 24 12:01

Earth’s inner core has recently stopped spinning, and may now be reversing the direction of its rotation, according to a surprising new study that probed the deepest reaches of our planet with seismic waves from earthquakes. 

The mind-boggling results suggest that Earth’s center pauses and reverses direction on a periodic cycle lasting about 60 to 70 years, a discovery that might solve longstanding mysteries about climate and geological phenomena that occur on a similar timeframe, and that affect life on our planet. 

Of course, it must be noted this is more or less the plot of the 2003 disaster film The Core, but there’s no need to worry about averting an impending apocalypse by nuking the center of Earth. While the core’s rotation influences Earth’s surface environment, scientists think this periodic spin switch is a normal part of its behavior that does not pose risks for life on our planet.

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Posted on: Jan 24 12:00

46th President Joe Biden has been named in a series of emails from 2017, found in his son Hunter Biden’s laptop, discussing a multi-million-dollar gas deal with China, the DailyMail.com has revealed.

 

NEW: Joe Biden named in 2017 email discussing multi-million dollar gas deal with China, wanted to arrange a call to “discuss the purchase.”

The classified doc scandal is just the tip of the iceberg.

— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 23, 2023

In October 2017, Hunter and his uncle, First Brother Jim Biden, were informed by Louisiana lawyer Robert W. Fenet that he had made a contact for them at the Houston energy firm, Cherniere.

“I confirm I have requested [the contact] to be available for a call from Joe Biden and Hunter Biden on Monday morning,” Fenet wrote.

Joe Biden was named in an email found on Hunter Biden's laptop discussing a 25 million-ton gas deal with China pic.twitter.com/B82F0GbUzJ

Tags: CHINA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 24 11:59

Chicken farmers on social media suspect tainted chicken feed could be why laying hens have suddenly stopped producing eggs.

In several viral videos, farmers bizarrely documented their hens’ laying output decreased or altogether stopped sometime last year.

While egg-laying naturally cools down over the winter, a couple of the farmers in the videos say their chickens haven’t laid since last July.

The farmers almost unanimously conclude their commercial chicken feed is to blame for their hens’ decreased output, as the issue appears to have been remedied after switching to a different feed.

Check out videos from farmers below all documenting the same phenomenon, with some naming the brands they suspect to be responsible:

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Posted on: Jan 24 11:59
Jeffrey Zients, who is reportedly slated to become President Joe Biden’s next chief of staff, has a long history of allegedly accumulating wealth via questionable business practices and helping guide federal healthcare policy.
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Posted on: Jan 24 11:53
Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz was attacked on a New York City subway train early Sunday morning after he intervened to stop a bunch of kids who were hassling an older man.
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Posted on: Jan 24 11:53
Hours before law enforcement identified an Asian male as the suspected gunman at a Chinese New Year’s celebration Saturday night, multiple public figures speculated that the rampage was motivated by anti-Asian hate, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.
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Posted on: Jan 24 11:52
Even at emergency production rates, it will take several years before the U.S. is able to restock supplies of critical munitions sent to Ukraine, according to a recent analysis conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington, D.C. based think tank.
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Posted on: Jan 24 11:50

It seems like just yesterday that the debt-ceiling circus returned to Washington. Actually, it was October 2021, a little over two years ago. That circus was just like all the ones that preceded it. The mainstream press and other acolytes of the welfare-warfare state issued all sorts of dire predictions if the debt ceiling wasn’t raised. As soon as the debt-ceiling was raised, no one advocated cutting government spending to prepare for the next time that the debt ceiling was reached. Everyone knew that as soon as the new debt ceiling was reached, they could do the same thing again.

In other words, for the past two years, it has been business as usual — federal government expenditures exceeding tax revenues by around $1 trillion per year. And everyone knew that within a couple of years, the debt ceiling would be reached again. 

Thus, just like clockwork, it’s déjà vu all over again. In fact, the mainstream press doesn’t even have to write new editorials or op-eds. All they have to do is trot out the ones from 2021 (and before) and use them. No one would be the wiser. Why write new ones when the old ones will work just as well?

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Posted on: Jan 24 11:50
Vice President Kamala Harris left out the right to life when quoting the Declaration of Independence on Sunday while speaking about access to abortion.
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Posted on: Jan 24 11:49
Newly-released footage shows the moment two Tampa police officers saved a baby from an overheated, stolen car in 2022.
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Posted on: Jan 24 11:48

The White House on Monday accused members of the media of seeking to milk daily revelations about President Joe Biden's possession of classified documents for their own benefit – amid pressure to provide straight answers on camera about the state of the matter.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced calls to reveal more details about the documents discovered at Biden's Wilmington home Friday – as she once again referred a series of questions to the Justice Department, despite reporters' efforts to force explanations of how many documents were found and why they were there.

Another White House official, Ian Sams – who has been speaking on behalf of the White House counsel amid the burgeoning special counsel probe – on Monday faced similar demands in an off-camera 'zoom' setting.   

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 24 11:48
The U.S. defense industrial base is not prepared for a protracted war with China in the Taiwan Strait, according to a new think tank report.
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Posted on: Jan 24 11:48
Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm claimed Monday that “international and climate events” were to blame for price increases at the pump.
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Posted on: Jan 24 11:47

A U.S. government report released Monday estimates that there could have been more than $60 billion in unemployment insurance fraud during the pandemic.

The report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office says that figure is an estimate spread over the entire unemployment system and should be “interpreted with caution.”

There has been $4.3 billion of unemployment fraud proven by state workforce agencies and at least $45 billion more in transactions that were flagged as potential fraudulent unemployment claims but not confirmed.

The U.S. Department of Labor stated that about $878 billion in total unemployment benefits were paid from April 2020 through September 2022, the report stated. There was $209 billion in expenditures under the regular unemployment insurance and about $669 billion payouts under the various pandemic unemployment programs, which ended September 6, 2021.

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Jan 24 11:40