"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their Country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." -- Thomas Paine December 23, 1776
China and Vietnam are strengthening their partnership to resist Western interference in their internal and regional affairs. Although the two Asian countries have major issues between them and centuries worth of historical animosity, Hanoi will never allow the US to use Vietnam to fight or pressure China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) Central Committee General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Beijing on October 31. Xi Jinping emphazised in their meeting that the Communist Party of China and the Communist Party of Vietnam should not allow anyone to interfere in the sustainable progress of their respective countries.
For his part, Phu Trong clarified that China has the right to count on Vietnamese support in sensitive issues of regional security. Specifically, the Vietnamese leader assured that his country would maintain peace and stability at the land and sea border and not let issues over territorial waters hinder overall bilateral relations. He assured that Hanoi would not develop any official relations with Taiwan, and significantly, that no foreign country will be allowed to set up military bases on Vietnamese territory.
Reaffirming Vietnam’s position on issues that are sensitive and critical to regional security was one of the important outcomes of the high-level talks in Beijing. As Vietnam is the biggest country in Southeast Asia which borders China, in terms of economic power, the US hoped to use Vietnam as a tool of pressure against China. For Washington, it would be ideal if Vietnam and China clashed in the South China Sea so Hanoi could pivot towards AUKUS and/or QUAD.
Update(1600ET): Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro finally spoke publicly for the first time since losing Sunday's election by a narrow margin. Many expected, or were hoping, for a concession speech - but that didn't happen. But it appears the short press event itself was all about the optics of accepting the loss.
He vowed to "follow the Constitution" and called for "order" in the country- and yet didn't explicitly concede nor did he congratulate declared winner Lula da Silva on victory for the Brazilian presidency, which he's expected to take over on January 1st. At the same time Bolsonaro didn't contest the result either.
As one Brazilian national outlet said of the very short speech, "Jair Bolsonaro has not said whether he will accept the election result. He didn't mention Lula and he didn't even congratulate the new elected president. It was a subtle pronouncement."
Although a major shortage has been avoided in Europe as geopolitical pressures from the Russian invasion of Ukraine threaten energy supplies, oil and gas magnates said at a conference in the United Arab Emirates that next winter is now the primary cause for concern.
EARLIER THIS MONTH, the US Food and Drug Administrationannounced a nationwide shortage of immediate release amphetamine mixed salts. For many people who take this medication, the announcement just stated what they’ve known for months. Right now, it can be tricky, wildly inconvenient, and sometimes outright impossible to get hold of this drug, commonly referred to by its brand name Adderall. Pharmacies across the country do not have it in stock. People are rationing pills, driving for hours, and pleading with their doctors for alternative treatments.
Drug shortages are not uncommon; there are over 200 happening right now in the United States alone. But this one requires special attention. The Adderall shortage may worsen the American overdose crisis. People could die.
“It’s a really big deal if I don’t have access to it,” a freelance writer named Kitty tells me. (She asked to be identified by only her first name for privacy reasons.) Kitty was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as an adult, and has found that extended-release Adderall is the most helpful medication for her, helping her focus without side effects.
A fourteen-year-old Iranian girl was killed last week by Iranian security forces when they found a ripped photo of former Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in her schoolbook, according to local reports.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has gone fully mask off and is now calling for the overthrow of “the whole capitalist system.”
Thunberg made the extremist comments during an appearance on Sunday night at London’s Royal Festival Hall to promote her new ‘Climate Book’.
Nicholas Harris from UnHerd was there to watch Thunberg outline her demented manifesto.
Previously, she’d sold herself as a five-foot human alarm bell, a climate Cassandra. Her role was to warn, not to instruct: her most viral moments involved her scolding political leaders, not trying to supplant them. She strenuously avoided programmatic detail, saying such things were “nothing to do with me”. But now, on stage and in this book, she has found her political feet, specifically the Left-wing ideology of anti-capitalism and de-growth.
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history, characterized by official lies in an unending stream lead by government bureaucracies, medical associations, medical boards, the media, and international agencies.[3,6,57] We have witnessed a long list of unprecedented intrusions into medical practice, including attacks on medical experts, destruction of medical careers among doctors refusing to participate in killing their patients and a massive regimentation of health care, led by non-qualified individuals with enormous wealth, power and influence.
For the first time in American history a president, governors, mayors, hospital administrators and federal bureaucrats are determining medical treatments based not on accurate scientifically based or even experience based information, but rather to force the acceptance of special forms of care and “prevention”—including remdesivir, use of respirators and ultimately a series of essentially untested messenger RNA vaccines. For the first time in history medical treatment, protocols are not being formulated based on the experience of the physicians treating the largest number of patients successfully, but rather individuals and bureaucracies that have never treated a single patient—including Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, EcoHealth Alliance, the CDC, WHO, state public health officers and hospital administrators.[23,38]
At 12:33 p.m. May 24, exactly an hour after the gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a group of unidentified police officers began advancing toward the classrooms where he had trapped more than 30 students and teachers. But after one officer said “no, no, no,” they stopped. That moment exemplified the overall failed law enforcement response. Credit:State trooper body camera footage obtained by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune
Audio and police camera footage obtained by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune show the depths of confusion in the law enforcement response to the Uvalde school shooting.
Megyn Kelly, seeing a report that Latino and suburban voters are turning toward the GOP in the 2022 election, pointed out that much of America warned Democrats that their policies would engender their destruction at the ballot box, but Democrats didn’t listen.
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving was the target of a court-side protest on Monday, as a group of people filled the front row, the men wearing yarmulkes and all of them wearing matching t-shirts that read, “Fight anti-semitism.”
There remains a great deal of controversy about what exactly took place at the Pelosi residence in San Francisco on October 28, 2022.
The official story is that an intruder entered the home looking to attack the House Speaker. Upon not finding her in the home, the attacker allegedly hit Paul Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi's husband) with a hammer repeatedly. This caused him to be rushed to the hospital for major surgery. However, many are asking questions about the details of the attack and what more we should know.
The San Francisco Police Department held its first press conference about the incident on October 29, 2022. They failed to mention how the police entered the house, but we know they did since they responded to the incident.
This quote came from the press conference and had many people scratching their heads in confusion:
According to Chief Scott, the police officers arrived at the front door of the Pelosi home. The door was opened "by someone inside."
Paul Pelosi, the alleged attacker, and some unknown third individual. Even Politico reports that police were let into the home by someone inside. This has led to much speculation that an unknown third person was also inside the home. This leads to speculation that a third person might also have been involved in the incident. If that is true, the public would like to know who that person is and their involvement in this situation. It seems utterly reasonable that they might ask such questions.
“The View” host Joy Behar seemed to forget that the 2017 congressional baseball shooting— when a Bernie Sanders supporter from Illinois opened fire on a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game — almost killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and targeted members of the House Freedom Caucus.
Texas Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar responded to an advertisement Tuesday produced by the National Republican Congressional Committee that resurfaced alleged ties between the politician and one of the most dangerous Mexican drug cartel crime syndicates.
One of the biggest leaks in US history has just occurred.
Leaked documents obtained by The Intercept reveal Facebook and Twitter both closely collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security and FBI to control “disinfo”.
The documents revealed that the DHS would plan ahead with Facebook and Twitter to censor topics such as Afghanistan withdrawal, COVID, Election fraud, and any info that undermined financial institutions.
Essentially the DHS would submit “talked own requests” to Facebook and Twitter and the social media platforms would take down anything the DHS requested.
A prominent molecular biologist this week blasted a top-flight British university for creating hybrid strains of COVID-19 as part of an experiment earlier this year, according to an exclusive report by The Daily Mail. The criticism comes amid increased skepticism and scrutiny of virus research methods after the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Daily Mail reported Monday that British scientists with Imperial College London, the same Bill Gates-funded institution behind the early and inaccurate COVID-19 pandemic model that sparked widespread coronavirus lockdowns beginning in March 2020, recently conducted “risky” experiments in which they “created hybrid Covid strains.”
Dr. Richard Ebright Ph.D., a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers University and laboratory director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, blasted the Imperial College research in remarks made to the outlet.
“This is insanity, both [i]n terms of the redundancy and waste,” Dr. Ebright said, arguing that such research presents a “risk of triggering a new pandemic wave upon accidental or deliberate release of the laboratory-generated viruses.”
A lobbying group belonging to far-left billionaire George Soros contributed $4.5 million to pass a proposed amendment to the Michigan Constitution that would enshrine state-level “rights” to abortion and sterilization.
Michigan Proposal 3, the so-called Right to Reproductive Freedom Initiative (RRFI), would establish a state “constitutional right” to “reproductive freedom,” defined as the “right to make and effectuate decisions about all matters relating to pregnancy, including but not limited to prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion care, miscarriage management, and infertility care.”
Legal analysts warn that the initiative’s language would apply to minors as well, effectively eliminating parental notification and consent requirements for a wide range of procedures.
The United States and its allies keep struggling against the formation of a multipolar world order and developments in Ukraine are part of that standoff, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a message to participants in a world thematic conference of Russian compatriots residing overseas, dubbed "Economic Cooperation: Compatriots and Russian Regions. Responding to Challenges of the Time."
"Developments in Ukraine are not just another regional conflict but part of the ongoing fight for a future world order. We can see the United States and the US-led Western minority consistently trying to slow down the objective formation of a multipolar world order, particularly by promoting the concept of a rule-based order. Today, Western leaders openly admit it, speculating about their exceptionalism and superiority over other civilizations," Lavrof emphasized.
Only Russia’s complete and definitive victory in Ukraine will guarantee protection from a global conflict, to which the West is pushing the world, the deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, said on his Telegram channel on Tuesday.
"Let's call a spade a spade. Western countries are pushing the world to a global war. Only the complete and final victory of Russia will be a safeguard against a world conflict," he said in response to the Western countries’ frequent speculations to the effect "Russia cannot be allowed to win the war."
Medvedev invited his subscribers to follow "simple formal logic."
Washington and Seoul’s advanced warplanes kicked off five days of round-the-clock military exercises on Monday. Pyongyang slammed the war games and suggested it would deliver a “powerful” response.
This year’s edition of the annual ‘Vigilant Storm’ exercise is the largest ever, with the Pentagon saying it was “designed to practice wartime missions, roles and tasks in effort to enhance the combat readiness and survivability of US and [South Korean] forces.” The aerial drills will include nearly 100 American warplanes that will join 140 South Korean aircraft and an Australian refueling tanker.
On Monday, North Korea demanded the US and South Korea scrap the war games, denouncing the joint drills as a “rehearsal for invasion and proof of hostile policies by Washington and Seoul.”
The death of the faithless state is as natural and lovely as a melting snowflake…All the broken things will start to be fixed. And all the crazy things will go away, immediately. — another one from Curtis Yarvin
Can our country begin to get its head screwed back on with the midterm election? The cynicism ‘out there’ is monumental. Even if the perfidious Party of Chaos gets thrashed unto near death at the polls, awful pitfalls and frightful quandaries await whatever regime coalesces into a legislative majority of the center and right.
And there remains in place the ghastly figure of “Joe Biden,” the waxwork “president” fronting the coterie of Jacobin crazies still aiming to drag Western Civ into the dumpster of history. One thing a congressional committee might probe posthaste: who exactly has been running the executive branch for two years? My guess would be Barack Obama by way of Susan Rice, Director of the Domestic Policy Council (office in the White House) whose activities are never, ever discussed in the news media. In fact, her mere presence is unacknowledged. I doubt that one-in-a-thousand people in Times Square could tell you who she is and what she does. How many times a day is Ms. Rice on-the-horn with the Gentleman of Kalorama? Are there logs of her calls? Does she use an endless supply of cheap untraceable burner phones? Or does she limo across town regularly to get orders in person?
On October 31, 2022, at least 12 sea transports began moving along the previously established corridor for the transportation of grain from Odessa in the direction towards Turkey.
Earlier, the Russian authorities announced that they were suspending their participation in the “grain” deal after the attack of the Russian Black Sea Fleet ships on the roads of Sevastopol.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation informed that the movement of dry cargoes along the transport corridor of the “grain deal” is unacceptable. No security guarantees are valid for dry cargoes passing through this corridor any more.
On October 29 Russian ships were attacked by British-made unmanned sea and air combat systems. At least one maritime drone was launched from a cargo vessel following a previously agreed secure maritime corridor to transport grain from Ukrainian ports.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) had to put in a little extra showtime magic to rev up a Florida crowd for President Joe Biden on Tuesday. For some reason, Biden is using his political capital to campaign in a state where statewide Republican candidates are expected to trounce their Democratic opponents. Wasserman Schultz, a loyal footsoldier of the Democratic Party, mustered all she could to get Sunshine State voters excited for the 46th president.