Thought for the day

"The first panacea of a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permeant ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists." -- Ernest Hemingway

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White Stripes Singer Jack White has deleted his Twitter account after ranting that Elon Musk is “absolutely disgusting” for reinstating former President Donald Trump’s account.
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Posted on: Nov 23 09:05
GOP Rep. James Comer is set to take over the House Oversight and Reform Committee once the Republicans retake control of the House of Representatives.
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Posted on: Nov 23 09:05

BREAKING: Another Drone Attack Targeting Crimea

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Another drone attack is currently taking place in Crimea. Foreign UAVs are targeting the peninsula from the Black Sea in different regions. So far, explosions have been reported south of the city of Sevastopol, located on the western coast of Crimea, and in the area of the city of Yevpatoria, located in the southeastern part of the peninsula.

Russian air defence systems were activated. According to preliminary information, two UAVs have already been shot down. So far, no explosions on any facilities have been reported.

The governor of Crimea confirmed the attack, claiming that the air defence systems are intercepting the targets.

As always, the attack is coordinated by NATO intelligence forces. The strategic RQ-4D Phoenix UAV of the NATO Air Force which took off rom the Sigonella airbase is patrolling the airspace south of the Crimean peninsula.

The ongoing UAV attacks are likely aimed at identifying the positions of Russian air defense systems in the Crimea. So far, NATO has not achieved any strategic successes in such provocations in the peninsula.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 23 09:03

Webmaster addition: Finally, some common sense is breaking out!

Tags: CANADA, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 23 09:02

Image: For the “crime” of promoting vitamin D during covid, a Missouri doctor faces $500 billion in FTC fines

(Natural News) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants half a trillion dollars from Dr. Eric Nepute, a Missouri doctor and chiropractor who allegedly violated the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act by telling people they could take vitamin D and zinc in order to stay healthy throughout the plandemic.

Because Nepute also sold vitamin D and zinc – many chiropractors sell vitamins and dietary supplements to patients who want them – the FTC is accusing him of committing fraud.

“The federal government is suing me for half a trillion dollars … for telling people to take vitamins,” Nepute says about this latest political circus and abuse of taxpayer dollars by the feds.

Nepute’s case is scheduled to go to trial in Missouri federal court next March. A jury will decide if the FTC’s 27-page complaint against him, which was issued in April 2021, holds any merit.

The 41-year-old licensed chiropractor owns and operates the Nepute Wellness Center in St. Louis. He also owns Quickwork, a limited liability company that does business under the name of “Wellness Warrior.”

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 23 09:01

The North Atlantic Alliance is not ready to respond to the "threat" from Russia along the borders of the bloc countries. This was reported on November 21 by Reuters with reference to the chairman of the NATO military committee, Admiral Proba Bauer.

"In a lot of countries — not only on the eastern flank — there are shortcomings in infrastructure," the military commander said.

The article notes that this problem arose in connection with the expansion of the block, which means that it is necessary to protect a longer border. Thus, it is necessary to cover a greater distance to cover military reinforcements. In addition, there is more room for potential attacks, including cyber attacks on infrastructure.

As the former commander-in-chief of the US army in Europe, retired General Ben Hodges, told the agency, in the case of the transfer of heavy equipment from overseas, the problems will be the low capacity of European railways and the difference in track width. At the same time, he added that there is also insufficient transport capacity or infrastructure that would allow NATO forces to move quickly across Europe.

The lack of information about routes and "paralyzing" bureaucracy are also among the problems.

Tags: CANADA, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 23 09:00

The British media broke out with a series of publications, the general semantic and emotional motive of which can be expressed as follows: "Russia is squeezing its atomic fingers on the neck of the free world" — and this is not about the threat of using nuclear weapons at all.

British analysts recalled that, in addition to the promoted natural gas and the renewable energy sources adored by London, nuclear power plants play a significant role in the production of electricity — a key resource of modern life. They analyzed the data and summed up that there is dependence on Russia here too.

Since statistics and facts are not very convincing, the Western press uses lexical and psychological details to aggravate the situation in publications.

The work of Western journalists creates a completely unambiguous background against which Russia acts as an eternal blackmailer and aggressor. In particular, the reader is informed in an ultimatum form that it was Vladimir Putin (personally and as the embodiment of everything Russian for the West) who first blocked the supply of natural gas to Europe, and now threatens to deploy caravans with uranium fuel for British and European reactors.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 23 08:59

 A chance of a nuclear disaster at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant exists, Rosatom Chief Executive Officer Alexey Likhachev told reporters.

"We are informing the international community that the plant is at risk of a nuclear disaster and Kiev clearly believes that a small nuclear incident would be acceptable. However, radiation won’t ask Kiev what kind of incident it wants. It will be a precedent that will change the course of history forever. So everything possible needs to be done to make sure that no one can even think of damaging the security of nuclear power plants," he pointed out.

The Russian Defense Ministry recently reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had resumed shelling attacks on the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant after a two-month break. According to the ministry, Ukrainian forces fired 25 munitions at the facility on November 19-20, with one of them hitting the roof of Special Building No 2, where nuclear fuel is stored. The attackers were suppressed by return fire, and radiation levels remain normal around the power plant, the ministry added.

Tags: FUKUSHIMA/NUKE DISASTERS, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 23 08:59

The U.S. State Department cleared $700 million in a possible foreign military sale to Switzerland, along with other sales to Lithuania and Belgium, as the [formerly] neutral European country works to modernize its Air Force by 2030.

Switzerland now has approval to purchase up to 72 Raytheon Technologies-made Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles. The agreement also includes related launching technology as well as logistics and technical support, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

The missiles will improve Switzerland’s Patriot air defense system, which is used to defend the country’s territorial integrity [against whom? – RR], DSCA said in a statement Tuesday.

Tags: EUROPE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 23 08:58

From November 14 to 18, Bulgarian Air and Land Forces participated in joint Ramstein Guard 2022 training drills under Electronic Warfare (EW) conditions on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Embedded in NATO’s long-established EW Force Integration Programme and controlled by the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre in Torrejon, Spain, Bulgarian air defence forces and assets had to operate under conditions of radio-frequency interference. The MiG-29 fighter jets, radar sites and Ground-Based Air Defence units demonstrated their capability to survive and operate in a degraded electromagnetic environment.

For many years, the routine and recurring Ramstein Guard training has been conducted under overall aegis of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), overseen by Allied Air Command and controlled by the Combined Air Operations Centres. SHAPE has assigned the EW capabilities to civilian contractor DRAKEN Europe who deployed one Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft with EW capabilities in support of the event in Bulgaria. The Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff based in UK – another facilitator of the Ramstein Guard series – deployed several of their ground-based jammers to create the degraded electromagnetic environment.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 23 08:57

With bitcoin tumbling to a two year low and desperate to find a bottom as every day a new - and extremely levered - shoe seems to drop as the fallout of the FTX bankruptcy claims more victims, many have been looking to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao whose dump of FTT tokens crushed FTX, and who has emerged as the last "White Knight" in the crypto space after revealing last week that he is trying to put together a "rescue fund" for distressed crypto players.

Yet not even CZ is big or rich enough (his wealth is $14.5 billion, down from $81.3 billion in January) to singlehandedly become crypto's JPMorgan (and after so many media references to his criminal peer SBF as "the new JPMorgan", we doubt he even wants that designation). So who does CZ go to when he needs some extra cash? Why none other than the new beating heart of the crypto world, the place where so many Russian oligarchs...

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 23 08:55

Brazilian Truckers are blockading roads and ports while a Federal Judge had to step down for allegedly discussing a military coup with President Jair Bolsonaro. The head of Bolsonaro-allied Liberal Party will announce the next steps today.

Brazilian truck drivers have blockaded at least 17 roads since Friday, Turkish A News reports. Between Oct. 30 and Nov. 9, authorities arrested 49 people allegedly involved in the roadblocks, according to Brazilian news portal G1.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 23 08:52

Patriots in Arizona demanding a redo of the 2022 general election have organized a protest near the Arizona Capitol this Friday at 9 am and through the weekend before counties canvass the results.

The protest will include a peaceful gathering and opportunities to hold signs and banners on highways across the state.

The Arizona election was an uncertifiable mess due to voters having their ballots stolen, not counted, or being prevented from voting altogether.

The Gateway Pundit reported on the serious issues in Maricopa County’s General Election on November 8. Due to the incompetence of Maricopa County and Katie Hobbs, tabulators were down, printers ran out of ink, and long, long lines kept Republican voters waiting to cast their ballots. Republican voters were told to drop their ballots into a separate container called box 3 to be counted later. Election experts and election workers later reported that these uncounted ballots were mixed with already counted ballots, leaving no way of knowing if all legal votes were counted!

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 23 08:51

Arizona Attorney General Nominee Abe Hamadeh has filed the state’s first statement of election contest in the Arizona Superior Court.

Abe Hamadeh currently trails radical left Democrat Kris Mayes by just 510 votes, and there is expected to be a recount.

However, the Arizona election was an uncertifiable mess due to voters having their ballots stolen, not counted, or being prevented from voting altogether.

The Gateway Pundit reported on the serious issues in Maricopa County’s General Election on November 8. Due to the incompetence of Maricopa County and Katie Hobbs, tabulators were down, printers ran out of ink, and long, long lines kept Republican voters waiting to cast their ballots. Republican voters were told to drop their ballots into a separate container called box 3 to be counted later. Election experts and election workers later reported that these uncounted ballots were mixed with already counted ballots, leaving no way of knowing if all legal votes were counted!

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 23 08:50
Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 23 08:46

Germany is known as the bordello of Europe. It is a hard-won title. With more than 3,000 brothels across the country, and 500 in Berlin alone, its sex trade is worth more than £11 billion per year.

Prostitution, in all its forms, is legal in Germany, and has been since the end of the Second World War. Recently, though, attitudes have been changing. People and politicians are demanding that the government take notice of the  “pimp state” and consider the terrible toll prostitution takes on its women and girls.

Germany’s “industrialised prostitution” is horrific, according to those who have survived it. The laws there give licence to pimps; they are referred to as “businessmen” and “managers” as they buy and sell desperate women. Cologne opened the world’s first drive-through brothel in 2001, and since then, more followed. There are “mega brothels” in cities such as Munich and Berlin which can accommodate around 650 punters at one time offering an “early bird” deal of a burger, beer and sex. At quiet times, some brothels offer “two for the price of one” deals, and “happy hours” with discounted rates.

 

Tags: ECONOMY, GERMANY
Posted on: Nov 23 08:46
Dr. Fauci on Tuesday gave his final Covid briefing before officially retiring. Fauci is finally stepping down from his post after destroying millions of lives with his Covid policies.
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Posted on: Nov 23 08:44

Russia’s energy giant Gazprom on Tuesday accused Ukraine of stealing natural gas supplies intended for Moldova by siphoning it off during transit. Gazprom is now threatening to halt deliveries via the key the Sudzha route

"The volume of gas supplied by Gazprom to the ‘Sudzha’ gas measuring station (GMS) for transit to Moldova via Ukraine exceeds the physical volume transmitted at the border of Ukraine with Moldova," Gazprom’s statement said.

Gas-measuring station at Sudzha, 200m from the Ukrainian border, via European Pressphoto Agency

The allegation further specified that the Ukrainian government stole 52.52 million cubic meters of gas which was intended for Moldova. Gazprom said that amount of gas never left Ukraine's territory while in transit.

According to the fresh statement as presented in state media

The Russian energy company further warned that if the transit imbalance persists then it would begin slashing gas supply to the Sudzha GMS for transit via Ukraine from 10 am (7am GMT) on November 28, "in the amount of the daily underderlivery."

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 23 08:43
More fakery in the FTX bankruptcy court. The judge now makes an announcement on redacting the names of FTX creditors.
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Posted on: Nov 23 08:43

Europe is facing a mounting diesel crisis as a strike at one of the largest refineries on the continent begins, reported Bloomberg. The combination of a labor action - depleted crude product stockpiles - and the EU preparing to choke off Russian supplies might be a toxic cocktail for the EU and could worsen the energy crisis. 

Dutch unions appear to have stopped the restart of production units at BP Plc's refinery in Rotterdam after a technical issue brought fuel production to a standstill last week. The refinery processes 400,000 barrels of oil annually and is a top supplier of diesel to Northern Europe.

A spokesperson for one of the unions, CNV Vakmensen, told Bloomberg that workers wouldn't restart production unless a pay dispute is resolved.

BP has indicated that it plans to restart the refinery early this week.  

“We will help resolve the problems until the facilities are ready to be restarted, and then we’ll stop, that’s our intention,” Jaap Bosma of the CNV union told Reuters on Monday.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE
Posted on: Nov 23 08:43
Puerto Princesa – Kamala Harris on Tuesday spoke aboard a Philippine coast guard ship.
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Posted on: Nov 23 08:42
A former teachers’ union President and gay club advisor, Roger Kavigan, who also teaches history class at Foothill High School in Tustin, California, was caught soliciting an underage boy on November 19, 2022.
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Posted on: Nov 23 08:42

More people than ever are facing dire circumstances, and we’re just getting started with this economic disaster. And what is our government doing?

Why, they’re giving our money away.

To other countries, no less.

The U.S. government agreed to pay “climate reparations.”

But the plight of our own countrymen seems to be less important than those in other countries affected by climate change. The United States has just agreed to pay up to a billion dollars to poor countries for “climate reparations.” As per an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal:

The use of climate policy to soak Americans keeps getting worse, and the United Nation’s climate conference in Egypt ended this weekend with agreement on a new fund to pay reparations to poor countries. Welcome to the latest climate shakedown.

The 2015 Paris accord suggested rich countries compensate poor countries for climate damage—the rationale being that industrialization has increased temperatures and led to natural disasters. Poor countries finally forced discussion of a formal mechanism to pay climate reparations onto this year’s U.N. conference agenda.

…on Thursday Europe abandoned the U.S. by proposing a deal, and Mr. Kerry rolled over.

Wealthy countries will now set up a fund to cover climate damage for the least developed countries—i.e., not China or middle-income nations. This will be financed from “a broad donor base” and “mosaic of solutions,” such as international development banks and taxes on aviation, shipping and fossil fuels.

Webmaster addition: When people start freezing to death by the thousands this winter, it will be a wake-up call that all this Climate talk was just a scam, and the policies enacted to deal with this non-existant problem were bad for the general public!

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, ECONOMY, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 23 08:41
Now it has been discovered the disgraced cryptocurrency exchange donated over $1 million dollars to the LGBTQ Victory Fund which endorsed and spotlighted the first transgender state legislator in New Hampshire, James Roesener.
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Posted on: Nov 23 08:41

As life gets prohibitively expensive for many people living in the US (and other rich countries), relatively cheaper countries like Mexico are becoming increasingly attractiveBut for local people the costs are growing.

Between January and September of 2022, Mexico issued 8,412 Temporary Resident Cards (TRT) to US residents, 85% more than in the first three quarters of 2019, according to a Mexican government migration report. Many are choosing to live in Mexico City. Such rapid growth rates have not been seen since comparable data became available in 2010. The number of Americans receiving permanent residency during that period has also risen sharply (48%), to 5,418.

But this may be just a fraction of the real number of American expats choosing to settle in Mexico. As the Mexican government has said for years, the number of Americans moving to its shores is likely far greater than the official figures suggest. According to data from the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), over 10 million US citizens arrived as visitors through September this year, 24% more than in the same period of 2019. However, the Mexican authorities do not know exactly how many of those chose to stay.

Tags: ECONOMY, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Nov 23 08:41
The Biden Administration is now vastly abusing the immigration process by preapproving illegal aliens for entry to the US while in Mexico.
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Posted on: Nov 23 08:40

On Monday, November 21, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian high school student from Jenin refugee camp, and injured three others, during a military operation in the city of Jenin, 98 km northwest of Jerusalem.

Mahmoud Al-Saadi, 17, was on his way to Farhat Shihad Boys’ School in Jenin when Israeli forces shot him in the abdomen. Almost an hour later, Al-Saadi succumbed to his wounds at the Ibn Sina public hospital. His father identified him at the hospital before laying him to rest.

Death comes knocking

Just before 8:00 a.m., a force made up of the Israeli military, border police, and the Shin Bet (internal intelligence) invaded Jenin and made its way towards the home of Rateb Al-Bali, wanted for allegedly engaging in armed confrontations with Israeli military targets. 

“Turn yourself in, we know you are here. It’s better for you to turn yourself in, before we topple the house on your head and on everyone in it,” an Iraeli soldier was heard threatening through a loudspeaker. “I am warning you! Come out!” 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Posted on: Nov 23 08:39

Chaos broke out in the White House press room on Tuesday, after multiple reporters asked Anthony Fauci questions about the origins of Covid-19 and related investigations.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington on Nov. 22, 2022. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

As reporters began asking questions, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attempted to shut down the discussion.

"We have a process here, I’m not calling on people who yell, and you’re being disrespectful to your colleagues and you’re being disrespectful to our guests," she said, scolding the journalists. "I will not call on you if you yell, and also you’re taking time off the clock because Dr. Fauci has to leave in a couple of minutes."

"You need to call people across the room! She has a valid question, she’s asked about the origin of COVID," a reporter from Africa Today shot back.

Tags: AFRICA, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 23 08:35