"Power’s not a chalice. It’s a hammer. And it only does one thing. Power smashes. The subtext of all power is extortion. It’s always the threat of force, of imprisonment, the threat of death. Always." -- Adam Skelter, Prophet Margin: The Benefit of the Doubt
The eruption of the Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka began on November 20. According to the Kamchatka volcanic eruption response group, a plume of ash emissions spread 10 km in a north-easterly direction towards Ozernoye Bay. There are no settlements on his way.
Earlier in the day it was reported that Shiveluch is ready for a powerful eruption. The Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the FEB RAS warned that it is dangerous to approach the volcano at a distance of up to 15 km. The ash emission can reach 20 km in a dimeter and reach the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky –Ust-Kamchatsk highway.
Shiveluch is one of the largest volcanoes in Kamchatka. It consists of three main structures: the Old Shiveluch volcano, the ancient caldera and the active Young Shiveluch volcano.
Kiev does not have the resources and military force to attack the Crimea. This is how Viktor Bondarev, chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, reacted to the words of the head of the office of the Ukrainian President Andrei Ermak about plans to take control of the peninsula in the Telegram channel.
On November 20, Ermak said that Kiev plans to conduct a military campaign to retake Crimea. At the same time, the politician did not announce the exact dates of the planned offensive on the peninsula.
The senator called Kiev's statements on Crimea reckless and arrogant, stressing that Russia returned the peninsula in the spring of 2014 and the residents of the territory themselves wished to become Russians.
Jack Smith, the special counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate former president Donald Trump’s possession of classified information, was a key figure in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)’s infamous targeting of conservative non-profits, according to a 2014 report by Republicans on the House Oversight Committee.
During the Trump administration, the FBI paid $5 million to an Israeli software company for a license to use its “zero-click” surveillance software called Pegasus. Zero-click refers to software that can download the contents of a target’s computer or mobile device without the need for tricking the target into clicking on it. The FBI operated the software from a warehouse in New Jersey.
The judge who oversaw the 2016 defamation case against Ghislaine Maxwell, the disgraced former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, filed by one of Epstein's victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, has ordered the release of more court documents which will unveil the identity of several people who had heretofore attempted to keep their names a secret.
World War III is America’s war to capture Russia, and the way to do it is to position its missiles so close to Moscow that it can then declare “Checkmate!” and the missiles would take just 5 minutes to annihilate The Kremlin. Only Ukraine is that close to Moscow — close enough so that from missile-launch to annihilating Moscow would be so fast that Russia’s central command would be dead before they’d be able to confirm the launch and then launch their retaliatory missiles.
That “insubordinate spy” was Kim Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt’s grandson and a member of America’s Deep State — the group of perhaps only a thousand extremely wealthy individuals who actually control the post-WW-II (post 1945) U.S. Government. Sometimes, even the U.S. President himself doesn’t know what the Deep State are doing. But President Eisenhower knew very well, and he was among the Deep State’s top agents. His Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and brother Allen Dulles (CIA chief) also knew, and approved.
CBS News stopped posting content on Twitter because of the social media company's alleged "uncertainty" under new CEO Elon Musk. However, the news network couldn't make it for a full 48 hours before returning to Twitter.
An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has described the idea of negotiations with Russia as a “bizarre” proposal. Mykhaylo Podolyak said a move towards a peace deal would be to “capitulate to the country that is losing” and something the Kremlin would likely use to “simply stall for time”.
Negotiations between the two warring nations broke down soon after the invasion began, but calls for peace talks from the US have risen again over fears Vladimir Putin might escalate the conflict after his military was forced into a series of humiliating retreats. Ukraine has inflicted sweeping counter-attacks in recent months and Mr Zelensky has vowed to retake all its occupied territory.
Mr Podolyak said: “When you have the initiative on the battlefield, it’s slightly bizarre to receive proposals like: ‘You will not be able to do everything by military means anyway, you need to negotiate’.” He added that Russia had not made “any direct proposal” to Kyiv for talks.
Prince Andrew took a secret trip to Bahrain last week in order to try and secure a role as an intermediary between the West and Gulf states during the energy crisis, sources have claimed. The Duke of York reportedly flew on a private jet, owned by a Swiss billionaire, to the country. The Prince also has been “close” with the royal family of the country, sources said, and stayed in an extremely luxurious hotel while he was there. Prince Andrew has taken a backseat to frontline royal duties since his connection with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein emerged in 2019, as well as accusations of sexual abuse by trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre - which the Duke has consistently and strongly denied.
President Joe Biden didn't wait very long to utilize the horrific Colorado Springs shooting to push his gun control agenda. Biden – who admitted that there has yet to be a motive established in the Club Q shooting in Colorado – declared, "We need to enact an assault weapons ban."
“The Ukrainians are in bad shape… It won’t be long before the Ukrainians run out of food. It won’t be long before they freeze… They have done all that we can reasonably expect them to do. It’s time to negotiate…. before the offensive begins, because once it begins, there will be no further discussion between Moscow and Kiev until it is over to the satisfaction of the Russians.”Colonel Douglas MacGregor, “War in Ukraine; Quiet Before the Storm”, 15 minute-mark
“Strictly speaking, we haven’t started anything yet.” Russian President Vladimir Putin
Virginia lawmakers are moving on legislation prohibiting biological males from competing in female sports.
The measure would require all athletes to complete a form submitted by a doctor that verifies their biological sex before competing in sports.
Any sports team sponsored by a public school would be required to designate the team as either a male team, a female team, or a coed team. Biological males would NOT be permitted to play on female teams.
The decision of the Hague Court on the crash of the Malaysian Boeing 777, Flight MH17, looks politicized as no solid evidence was presented, Leonid Slutsky, the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs said, RIA Novosti reports.
Russian specialists were not allowed to participate in the activities of the joint investigation team in the MH17 case, he added.
"The decision, is, of course, politicised. We can not agree with it,” Slutsky said.
The execution of prisoners of war is not a "tragic exception" for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), the Russian Defense Ministry said, commenting on the video of captive Russian servicemen being executed.
According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the killing of the captive Russian soldiers was deliberate and methodical.
Yesterday’s article entitled The Keystone of Corruption: Ukraine and the FTX Scandal expanded on a mountain of Moonshine work into Ukraine that draws back to 2018 and earlier; even before Moonshine existed and with the work being published at a different website. That article enveloped the FTX scandal that now evidences the now certain Ukrainian money laundering operation that was used to fund the stolen 2022 midterm elections.
Unsurprisingly, the Democratic party was the beneficiary of those funds.
CBS News has declared that it will cease posting on Twitter because of "uncertainty" under the new leadership of Elon Musk. However, CBS News continues to operate an account on TikTok – which the U.S. government has warned is a Chinese surveillance tool.
THIS is a crisis born out of serial material errors over many years and short-term fixes designed to kick the can down the road. Yesterday’s Budget compounds the error.
It not only raises taxes to an unprecedented peacetime level but it utterly fails to address the fundamental problem of far too much Government, far too much regulation and a dreadful bang for the buck. Rather than spending cuts, spending will continue to increase in real terms.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt smirks with pride as he says public spending will rise 1 per cent real in each of the next five years as the private sector pays the price. Without a hint of irony he says: ‘As Conservative we do not leave debt to the next generation’.
Between 1943 and 1945, Ukrainian nationalists attacked 99 Polish towns and villages in Wolyn, a Nazi-occupied region of Poland and is now part of Ukraine, and massacred thousands of Poles. It is estimated that around 100,000 Poles died at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists.
The killings were initiated and directed by a radical Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera and his Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and its military arm, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. Ukrainian villagers eagerly participated in the massacre. Their goal was to purge all non-Ukrainians from a future Ukrainian state. They wanted not only to purge Polish civilians, but also to erase all traces of Polish presence in the area.
“Ukraine has become a testing ground for state-of-the-art weapons and information systems, and new ways to use them, that Western political officials and military commanders predict could shape warfare for generations to come,” write’s NYT’s Lara Jakes.
Jakes writes that “new advances in technology and training in Ukraine are being closely monitored for the ways they are changing the face of the fight.” These new technological advancements include an information system known as Delta, as well as “remote-controlled boats, anti-drone weapons known as SkyWipers and an updated version of an air-defense system built in Germany that the German military itself has yet to use.”