"Gold is a pretty metal, soft and easy to work with for artists and with some interesting electrical properties, but otherwise rather useless other than as a symbol of wealth and power. If an alien race wanted to conquer the Earth (although one has to wonder what there could possibly be here on Earth worth the trouble) all they would have to do is start handing out 500 pounds of gold to every living human being and the financial/political foundations of our civilization would crumble overnight. I am not convinced that would be a bad thing in the long term" -- Michael Rivero
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. has set the SAR limit to 1.6 watts/kg, while the European Union Council recommended a limit of 2.0W/kg for body tissue and 4.0W/kg for the more susceptible limps like hands and wrists.
ANFR says it recently conducted measurements on 141 phones available on the French market by contracting an accredited laboratory, where it found that iPhone 12's SAR value for limbs is 5.74 W/kg, exceeding the 4.0 W/kg limit by 43.5%.
As such, the agency demands that Apple withdraws all iPhone 12 devices from the French market and takes the required action to make them compliant with European regulations.
The former Navy pilot who testified in front of U.S. Congress during the much-anticipated hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) over the summer called the display of two so-called non-human alien corpses in a Mexican congressional hearing “a huge step backwards for this issue.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) put a left-wing reporter with the Associated Press on the spot during a press gaggle on Thursday after she wrote in a report that he launched an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden “without evidence.”
Proof-of-concept exploit code has been published for a Windows Themes vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-38146 that allows remote attackers to execute code.
The security issue is also referred to as ThemeBleed, and received a high-severity score of 8.8. It can be exploited if the target user opens a malicious .THEME file crafted by the attacker.
Bing Chat, the famous ChatGPT-powered chatbot that allows users to converse with various personalities and topics has connectivity issues worldwide.
BleepingComputer can confirm Bing Chat is not working in Asia and United States. If you run into "connectivity" errors, you're not alone. This outage affects all services that rely on Bing Chat, including Microsoft Edge's sidebar, SwiftKey on Android, and Windows 11's upcoming Copilot integration.
Authorities sentenced a Washington man to 40 months in prison on Wednesday for his role in a plot to burn down the Seattle Police Officers Guild building during the Black Lives Matter riots in September 2020.
Col. Douglas MacGregor says no one should take General Mark Milley seriously when he says Ukraine has a chance to see real progress in a counter offensive. MacGregor says Ukraine is out of men and is out of time. He also says Russian President Putin is facing pressure at home to launch a full 300,000 soldier attack instead of his hold back approach which is currently bleeding Europe and NATO dry.
NATO’s ammunition stockpiles are running dangerously low, with demand outstripping supply, the head of the Norwegian armed forces revealed on Thursday.
Iran Press/ Europe: “[Procurement] is still going slow. All the defense chiefs that I have spoken to say that the demand for new weapons surpasses production,” Eirik Kristoffersen told a Norwegian newspaper ahead of a top-level meeting of the bloc’s top brass.
NATO chiefs of defense will gather in the Norwegian capital of Oslo on Saturday for their annual Military Committee Conference, the newspaper said, adding that 31 commanders-in-chief from NATO countries, plus current candidate Sweden, will participate in the meeting.
Most of the readers here probably wouldn’t consider having their children vaccinated. However, if you’re contemplating the idea or know someone who is, it’s important for you to know what the CDC has recently admitted to. This knowledge will help you or. loved one make an informed decision, because there are red flags flying everywhere.
As you’re likely aware, the government is preparing for another round of COVID vaccine campaigns. Interestingly, they’re now promoting a new vaccine, as the previous 17 they rolled out (a slight exaggeration) haven’t worked, to be totally honest. Not sure why this next batch will “suddenly” work, but that’s what they want you to believe.
Now, this is the point where things become quite dicey and rather alarming, particularly for teenagers who face minimal COVID risk factors to begin with. COVID expert Alex Berenson revealed this highly important nugget of information in a post on X, and it’s crucial for every parent to pay very close attention.
Again, from @CDCgov’s OWN data: 1 million mRNA Covid shots for teens will prevent 0-1 Covid deaths and CAUSE 100,000-200,000 severe side effects. Yes, you read that right.
The math: Moderna trial teen subjects had a 25% risk of Grade 3/4 adverse events if they received the shot, 5% for placebo. For Pfizer, the rates were about 11% and 2% (Pfizer is a lower dose; why the placebo rates were different IDK.) That’s a gap of 0.09 to 0.2, x1MM shots
A Maine couple last week finally got the answers they’d been seeking for nearly a year, ever since their 62-day-old son, Sawyer, died Oct. 28, 2022 — 34 hours after receiving his scheduled childhood vaccines.
According to a toxicology report, Sawyer’s blood contained 95 micrograms per liter of aluminum, a level that would be toxic for adults.
A toxicologist told the couple the aluminum and antigen levels in the blood were due to the vaccines. She also said a viral infection Sawyer was being treated for could have been a contributing factor.
Sawyer’s parents, Melissa — a registered nurse — and her fiancé Nick shared their story last week with journalist Jennifer Margulis.
President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has been indicted by special counsel David Weiss in connection with a gun he purchased in 2018, the first time in US history the Justice Department has charged the child of a sitting president.
It’s an extraordinary turn of events after his original plea deal collapsed and potentially sets up a dramatic trial in the middle of his father’s 2024 reelection bid.
Webmaster addition: This is political theater to reassure Americans we still live in a land of laws, while at the same time obfuscating the issue of Burisma corruption, which may extend beyond the Biden family itself!
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday completely shut down a reporter for the Associated Press who defended Joe Biden’s corruption and lies.
McCarthy on Tuesday announced he is directing House committees to open an impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden.
“I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Over the past several months, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct—a culture of corruption,” McCarthy said.
Far-left DC reporters are all repeating the same talking points in a desperate bid to defend Joe Biden as he faces an impeachment inquiry.
AP’s Farnoush Amiri said McCarthy launched an impeachment inquiry without any evidence Joe Biden committed crimes.
McCarthy humiliated the AP reporter, shut her down and forced her to admit there is evidence of Biden’s lies.
“Are you concerned about all the stuff that was just recently learned? Do you have any concern? Have you asked the White House any questions?” McCarthy asked the AP reporter.
McCarthy continued, “Do you agree that – do you believe that the president lied to the American public when he said he never talked to his son about business dealings? Yes, or no?”
The AP reporter replied, “I can’t answer that.”
“You can’t answer that?” McCarthy asked the Biden shill posing as a reporter.
An appellate court panel upheld a ruling that a Philadelphia teacher found dead in 2011 with 20 stab wounds had killed herself, but slammed police’s investigation as “deeply flawed,” according to court documents.
Greenberg’s family hired a team of experts in the aftermath of her death who pointed out that a knife in her apartment was overturned, possibly suggesting that she had been involved in a struggle, and a gash on the back of her head may have rendered her unconscious and unable to defend herself.
Her family has also questioned why she filled up her gas tank before coming home and didn’t leave a note indicating that she planned to take her own life.
An appellate panel ruled Wednesday that Greenberg’s parents, Joshua and Sandra, lacked the standing for a civil suit, but the judges criticized the city police, prosecutors, the medical examiner’s office and pathologists Marlon Osbourne and Sam Gulino for blunders made in their investigation, Fox News reports.
Hundreds of asylum seekers flock to a Lower Manhattan federal building in the pre-dawn hours each day in a desperate bid to get benefits, services and keep court appointments — as confusion continues to reign during the Big Apple migrant crisis.
The massive queue, nearly entirely made of migrants bused to the five boroughs from the US border, forms outside the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building every morning.
Those who join are seeking everything from asylum to work permits — with scores of them pitching up and spending the night on the sidewalk and using the nearby bushes as a toilet.
Many told The Post Thursday they were told to come back another day — while others were simply turned away.
“I have a court appointment,” said one Ecuadorean migrant who waited in line with her two children. “They turned me back because my husband [is] not here. They say he has to be with us. Right now the man said he can’t put the three of us through. We have to be the full four.”
A decked-out, open-air tavern for the homeless that also rents out tents for prostitution has popped up in downtown Denver, according to police.
The pop-up speakeasy — which features lounge chairs, umbrellas and astroturf — has taken over the sidewalk at 23rd Street and Champa Street, which the city’s growing homeless population turned into an encampment.
“We’re hearing there was an open bar, sales of alcohol, things like that,” Denver Police Patrol Division Chief Aaron Sanchez told CBS Colorado while surveying the tent city saloon Monday. “We have officers looking into that.”
New COVID boosters that will be available by week's end are receiving some scrutiny due to clinical trials being performed on mice and not humans.
The boosters made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday. On Tuesday, a panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted 13-1 in favor of its broad use for individuals 6 months and older due to fears of increased respiratory illnesses nationwide this fall and winter.
The new vaccines will be available at national pharmacies including CVS and Walgreens, and at local pharmacies, doctors' offices and public health departments based on location.
These updated boosters will be the first released to the public without any humans involved in the clinical trials, raising questions from some about the efficacy.
With the commencement of an impeachment inquiry this week, the House of Representatives is moving the Biden corruption scandal into the highest level of constitutional inquiry. After stonewalling by the Bidens and federal agencies investigating various allegations, the move for a House inquiry was expected if not inevitable.
An impeachment inquiry does not mean that an impeachment itself is inevitable. But it dramatically increases the chances of finally forcing answers to troubling questions of influence-peddling and corruption.
As expected, many House Democrats — who impeached Donald Trump after only one hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, based on his phone call to Ukraine’s president — oppose any such inquiry into President Biden. House Republicans could have chosen to forego any hearings and use what I called a “snap impeachment,” as then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did with the second Trump impeachment in January 2021.
Instead, they have methodically investigated the corruption scandal for months and only now are moving to a heightened inquiry. The House has established a labyrinth of dozens of shell companies and accounts allegedly used to transfer millions of dollars to Biden family members. There is now undeniable evidence to support influence-peddling by Hunter Biden and some of his associates — with Joe Biden, to quote Hunter’s business partner Devon Archer, being “the brand” they were selling.
The suggestion that this evidence does not meet the standard for an inquiry into impeachable offenses is an example of willful blindness. It also is starkly different from the standard applied by congressional Democrats during the Trump and Nixon impeachment efforts.
Having funneled billions of dollars worth of supplies to Ukraine, probably one of the most corrupt countries in Europe, the United States government suddenly had an idea to look into exactly how this money is being spent by Kiev.
A new team established by the US Department of Defense’s inspector general is going to be tasked with monitoring US assistance to the Zelensky regime. The team will be based at the US embassy in Kiev, it has been reported.
Paul E. Vallely, a retired US Army major general and chairman of Stand Up America US Foundation, told Sputnik that this move was primarily caused by the fact that the White House and the DoD “have not released any audits of the foreign aid to Ukraine."
"The same criticism was made in Iraq and Afghanistan. It seems they want to deny specific use of the money," he said. "Billions of dollars into Ukraine to date have gone into corrupted officials/oligarchs' pockets and have been fenced into real estate, expensive cars. Now after much criticism, they want to establish a monitoring team to satisfy the media and American people."
He noted that the people of the United States "know that their tax dollars are being wasted in the Ukraine-Russia conflict - as they say, another unnecessary war," and that they are aware of the fact that "much of the military equipment the US generously supplied to Kiev has ended up in other countries/cartels."
A captured Ukrainian soldier from the 36th Separate Marine Brigade, Vitaly Dityuk, said that his unit commanders had been continuously dispatching troops across a minefield to storm the village of Opytnoye, near Donetsk, despite the high losses in personnel incurred from this tactical maneuver.
"In the evening, they brought us in, and in the morning, we received orders to storm Opytnoye. We went out in three groups of 20 people each, I was in one of the groups. We were forced to move along the wooded area, which had not been demined, and along a minefield, where we began to trip and set off mines," he told TASS.
He clarified that in his group alone, about ten people tripped and detonated mines, while the rest were hit by a Russian artillery barrage. Some of them were killed on the spot, while some troops sustained wounds of various degrees of severity. Dityuk himself was shell-shocked. "When I came to, I was already surrounded by Russian soldiers," he added.
Decades ago, Albert Einstein predicted gravitational lenses as part of his theory of general relativity. Another physicist at the time predicted that if the Earth and the gravitational lens, as well as a distant object, were lined up just right, we’d see a halo, ring, or mirror of that object. Einstein said we’d never observe it directly. However, the ESO’s Very Large Telescope has now captured evidence of an “Einstein Cross.”
Oil prices jumped on Thursday to a new ten-month high, with U.S. crude rising above $90 a barrel for the first time this year.
West Texas Intermediate crude rose by more than 1.9 percent on Thursday to reach a high of $90.29 a barrel, the highest level since November of last year.
Brent crude, the international benchmark most closely related to gasoline prices in the U.S., rose by nearly two percent to $93.68.
The rising price of oil comes at a particularly challenging time for American consumers. U.S. gasoline prices surged 20 percent last month, according to the producer price index data released Thursday. This accounted for 60 percent of the rise in the index for final demand goods, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.
On Thursday, gasoline prices were once again on the rise across the nation. The national average gas price rose to $3.853 a gallon, up from $3.484 a day earlier. This is more than 50 cents higher than a month ago.
The prosecution’s case in the impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appears to have crumbled, with Andrew Wicker, former personal assistant to Paxton, admitting to defense attorney Tony Buzbee that photos of Paxton’s home indicate no renovations were made to the kitchen counter-tops nor to the kitchen cabinetry – one of the key claims against the Texas AG.
The alleged kitchen remodel was, according to Texas House lawmakers who approved 20 articles of impeachment against Paxton on May 27th, part of a quid pro quo scheme with real estate developer Nate Paul in exchange for Paxton helping him with a fraud lawsuit and preventing foreclosure on properties that he owned.
During Buzbee’s cross examination, however, Wicker was shown two sets of photos from 2020 and 2023 of the kitchen in the Paxton home. Buzbee asked Wicker, “We can see that there are no work done on the counter tops, can’t we?” With Wicker answering in the affirmative. The Paxton defense attorney followed up asking, “We can see that there was no work done in the cabinetry, can’t we?” The former personal assistant again responding in the affirmative.
Last week The National Pulse reported that another star witness for the prosecution against Paxton admitted to defense attorney Mitch Little that upon closer examination, many of the articles of impeachment appeared to have no basis in fact. Ryan Vassar, a former aide in the Attorney General’s Office, also admitted to Little that he had reported Paxton to the FBI with no actual evidence.