"Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman, and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness." -- John F. Kennedy
Republican Liz Cheney is known for being a critic of Trump.
Now, she’s at it again with odd phrasing when discussing the results of midterm elections. The representative from Wyoming doesn’t hesitate to make her thoughts on the former President known.
Business Insider reports, “Speaking at an Anti-Defamation League event, Cheney stated the outcome of the midterm elections is proof that everyone is ‘coming together to say we believe in Democracy,’ per reports from CNN, The Hill, and multiple other news sources.”
Tens-of-thousands of protesters packed the streets of dozens of Brazil’s largest cities and towns for the sixth consecutive day on Saturday. The protesters have called for the Brazilian Armed Forces to intervene on behalf of current President Jair Bolsonaro, citing numerous irregularities, including nearly 6 million “invalid” votes. Posts questioning the election have been promptly censored by global social media giants, including YouTube, while numerous elected politicians have been locked out of their accounts. A top judicial official has vowed to treat anyone questioning the election or participating in “anti-democratic acts” as “criminals.”
Webmaster addition: Good for the Brazilian people!!
Sam Bankman-Fried, prolific Democratic donor and ex-CEO of now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, funded the campaigns of members of Congress overseeing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), one of the key bodies tasked with regulating the crypto industry and the subject of Bankman-Fried’s aggressive lobbying.
Bankman-Fried’s FTX is currently under investigation by the CFTC and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after Bankman-Fried allegedly moved $10 billion in client assets from his crypto exchange to his trading firm Alameda Research, and a liquidity crisis at his exchange which prompted the company to file for bankruptcy. However, prior to the agency’s probe, Bankman-Fried aggressively courted the CFTC – and funded several key lawmakers charged with overseeing the agency, pouring cash into their campaign coffers.
The CFTC is charged with regulating certain elements of the crypto marketplace, including digital assets that are commodities as well as crypto exchanges and clearinghouses. The agency is overseen by the Senate and House Agriculture Committees, with the former tasked with approving CFTC commissioners nominated by the president.
A Bible verse painted on a teacher's parking space at a Florida public high school has angered a fellow staff member — so much so that instructional assistant Marina Gentilesco told WFLA-TV she feels as though the verse is "attacking" her.
Israel Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu touched on several important topics in a new interview with Glenn Beck. Netanyahu warned there is a new "pernicious" form of antisemitism, gave behind-the-scene details of the Middle East accords, spoke on the dangers of Iran, and revealed how he plans to deal with the Russian invasion of Ukraine when he returns to power in Israel.
In an abrupt and hushed post-election reversal on Wednesday, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office (DAO) dropped all charges against Eugene Yu, citing "potential bias" in the investigation. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted the dismissal per the DAO's request.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk slammed Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) on the platform Sunday after the senator made false statements in a letter to him late last week over the platform selling blue verification badges to paying subscribers.
Needless to say, it’s been a rough couple of years in terms of defending the human right to autonomy and medical freedom. Unconstitutional and dangerous COVID shot mandates have resulted in the greatest avalanche of medically-induced injuries ever seen. As explained by Fisher:
“It was parents of DPT vaccine-injured children [who] launched the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in this country — the modern vaccine safety and informed consent movement — because, really, we owe a debt of gratitude to the parents, doctors and scientists back in the 1800s and early 1900s [who] rang the first warning bell about the risks associated with the smallpox vaccine — one of the most reactive vaccines that has ever been used — until the COVID shots.
The statistics in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) on MedAlerts, which has been operating since 2003 ... has logged in over 1.4 million adverse events associated with the COVID-19 shots and over 30,000 deaths. About 15,000 of those death reports are from the United States, because the VAER system also accepts reports from foreign countries that use U.S. vaccines.
There's never been a vaccine that has generated that kind of adverse event reporting ever ... at least since 1990 when they started [operating] VAERS. The VAER system was created under the  National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.
The VAER system was a unique contribution that we [parents of vaccine-injured children] made. We insisted [on] a centralized vaccine adverse event reporting system that was transparently open to the public, accessible by the public, and that the public could report reactions [to], not just doctors.
Five days after a disappointing midterm election result and two days before former president Donald Trump is expected to announce a 2024 presidential bid, Republicans are grappling with an almost existential quandary: Who can lead the party to a post-Trump future?
In private conversations among donors, operatives and other 2024 presidential hopefuls, a growing number of Republicans are trying to seize what they believe may be their best opportunity to sideline Trump and usher in a new generation of party leaders.
Many blame Tuesday’s midterm results — Republicans were unable to take over the Senate and made smaller-than-expected gains in the House — on the former president, who during the primaries elevated extremist candidates who fared poorly in the general election. The discouraging election outcomes, combined with Trump’s 2020 loss to Biden, have increased both public and private talk of considering a post-Trump world.
Three days after the election, Americans still eagerly await to hear who will control Congress.
Counting delays in states like Nevada and Arizona have left the nation on the edge of its seats. Only a few seats remain uncalled. However, one U.S. Senator is fuming over the holdup.
Fox News reports, “Senator Tom Cotton spoke with “Fox & Friends” Friday. Cotton gave his opinion on the current controversy regarding the vote counting in the two states holding up knowing who won the midterms and control of Congress.”
The article continues to quote Cotton as he says, “The people of Nevada and Arizona deserve better. They deserve more than the electoral system the
politicians in Arizona and Nevada have delivered to them,” Cotton said. “Our nation as a whole deserves better. This is especially true when you have the power of Congress hanging in the balance.”
Cotton is not the only critic that has commented on the delay. Fox reports, “In an age when we have GPS and instant texting, the obvious answer is that the country should be able to get accurate votes within one day,” former Assistant Secretary of State Robert Charles said on “Fox & Friends First” Friday.”
Of the hundreds of millions of Covid vaccine doses given in the U.S. since late 2020, there have been around 1,000 reports of vaccine-related myocarditis or pericarditis in children under age 18, primarily young males, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Most of those who developed the condition have fully recovered, although research so far has only looked at how well they're doing after several months.Some doctors wonder if it can cause permanent damage to the heart.
Now, the first research in the U.S. is underway, tracking adverse health effects — if any — that may appear in the years following a diagnosis of vaccine-associated heart problems. Moderna has already launched two trials, the most recent in September. Pfizer confirmed that at least one of its trials, which will include up to 500 teens and young adults under age 21, is slated to begin in the next couple of months.
THE GRADUATE STUDENT was alone in the lab on a Saturday, handling a mouse infected with a debilitating virus, when the needle slipped. She wore two gowns, two pairs of shoe covers, a hair net, a face mask, and two pairs of gloves. Gingerly, she had pointed the needle at the mouse’s abdomen and injected the antibody. The animal was infected with a recombinant strain of Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that has sparked epidemics in Africa and the Caribbean. Chikungunya can wreak havoc in other regions when the right kind of mosquito is present; in 2007 and 2017 there were outbreaks in Italy, and in 2014 the virus hit Florida, infecting 11 people who had not recently traveled abroad. In January 2016, nine months before the researcher stood in the lab that weekend, a locally acquired infection was diagnosed in Texas.
Chikungunya, which means “bent over in pain” in the Makonde language, can lead to chronic arthritis, and its spread through the Americas had made studying it more urgent. The researcher’s team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, was studying the virus in the hope of discovering possible treatments or developing a vaccine. The graduate student was working in a biosafety level 3 lab, a level that often includes a completely sealed perimeter, directional airflow, and full personal protective equipment. But accidents still happened. The team’s experiments were set back when, after withdrawing the needle from the mouse’s belly, the graduate student grazed a finger on her left hand.
The needle pierced through both sets of gloves, but the student saw no blood, so she washed her hands, removed her safety equipment, and left the lab without telling anyone what had happened. Four days later, she ran a fever, and her body ached and convulsed in chills.
War criminal George W Bush and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will be appearing at an event next week at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, in partnership with US government-funded narrative management operations Freedom House and National Endowment for Democracy. The goal of the presentation will reportedly be to address the completely fictional and imaginary concern that congressional Republicans won’t continue supporting US proxy war efforts in Ukraine.
Former US President George W. Bush will hold a public conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky next week with the aim of underscoring the importance of the US continuing to support Ukraine’s war effort against Russia.
The event, which will take place in Dallas and be open to the public, comes amid questions about the willingness of the former president’s Republican Party to maintain support for Ukraine.
“Ukraine is the frontline in the struggle for freedom and democracy. It’s literally under attack as we speak, and it is vitally important that the United States provide the assistance, military and otherwise to help Ukraine defend itself,” David Kramer, the managing director for global policy at the George W. Bush Institute, told CNN. “President Bush believes in standing with Ukraine.”
The Struggle for Freedom event will take place on Wednesday, in partnership with the Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
The United Nations General Assembly is not authorized to establish any mechanisms to make Russia pay ‘reparations,’ as a resolution put for voting on November 14 suggests, Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations said on Sunday.
"The UN General Assembly will be in focus of attention tomorrow again: Western countries plan another acrimonious attack. This time, they are pushing through a UNGA draft resolution on calling Russia responsible, including reparations to Ukraine. They are seeking to set up a mechanism that would not be controlled by the General Assembly. Even non-professionals see the politicized nature and legal futility of this document: the General Assembly doesn’t have such authority," he wrote on his Telegram channel.
According to the Russian diplomat, putting this draft for vote, Western nations are opening a Pandora’s box. "These consequences are seen quite clearly. I wish our Western colleagues demonstrate their utter fidelity to principles and show readiness to repay the damage done to developing countries during the centuries of their colonial policy, slavery and robbery of their natural resources. Let alone hundreds of aggressions and intrusions. Otherwise, it will only highlight the United States’ and its satellites’ double standards and their desire to be above law," he emphasized.
And then yesterday afternoon, Elon Musk told employees of Twitter at an “all-hands meeting” that the company is losing so much money that “bankruptcy is not out of the question.” (Source .)
All of this happened after the great cryptocurrency collapse of Tuesday, when the equivalent of a “bank run” happened when crypto exchange FTX saw $6 billion of withdrawals in a 72-hour span, resulting in them stopping the process of withdrawals. See:
FTX has now declared bankruptcy , and its owner, who was once compared to Warren Buffet, now is looking at possible time in prison and poverty, leaving those who had invested in cryptocurrencies and FTX scrambling to recover, including Miami-Dade County which made a 19-year $90 million agreement with FTX for naming rights to its downtown arena where the NBA team Miami Heat plays. (Source .) And last night, Crypto lending platform BlockFi announced it was halting withdrawals in the wake of the collapse of crypto exchange FTX. (Source .)
The other Big Tech news on Tuesday was that Facebook parent company Meta announced it is slashing more than 11,000 jobs, reducing its workforce by about 13 percent. (Source .)
This follows news that we reported about 2 weeks ago that the Department of Justice has started a probe into Tesla over their claims of having a “self-driving car.” At about the same time this news was reported, Ford and Volkswagen announced that they were halting further investments into AI self-driving vehicles, forcing Argo AI, an AV technology startup founded by Uber and Google veterans, to shut down.
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo calls on Western leaders to tone down their rhetoric in respect of Russia at the Group of Twenty summit in Bali, the Politico newspaper said on Sunday, citing its sources.
According to the Politico, Indonesian officials, including President Widodo, are pressing Western colleagues to be more flexible and look at a possibility of using less tough rhetoric concerning Moscow. It is done to make Russia, which is represented at the summit by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, agree the summit’s final resolution, it said, adding that Widodo would see it as his personal success if the resolution is passed.
The Politico notes that Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil, and China are don’t want to condemn Russia in the final declaration.
Documents obtained by The Grayzone reveal plans by a cell of British military-intelligence figures to organize and train a covert Ukrainian “partisan” army with explicit instructions to attack Russian targets in Crimea.
On October 28th, a Ukrainian drone attack damaged the Russian Black Sea fleet’s flagship vessel in the Crimean port of Sevastopol. Moscow immediately blamed Britain for assisting and orchestrating the strike, as well as blowing up the Nord Stream pipelines – the worst acts of industrial sabotage in recent memory.