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From the New York Times news section:

At N.Y.U., Students Were Failing Organic Chemistry. Who Was to Blame?

Maitland Jones Jr., a respected professor, defended his standards. But students started a petition, and the university dismissed him.

Students said Maitland Jones’s course was too hard and blamed him and his teaching methods for their poor showings.

By Stephanie Saul
Oct. 3, 2022

In the field of organic chemistry, Maitland Jones Jr. has a storied reputation. He taught the subject for decades, first at Princeton and then at New York University, and wrote an influential textbook. He received awards for his teaching, as well as recognition as one of N.Y.U.’s coolest professors.

But last spring, as the campus emerged from pandemic restrictions, 82 of his 350 students signed a petition against him.

Students said the high-stakes course — notorious for ending many a dream of medical school — was too hard, blaming Dr. Jones for their poor test scores.

The professor defended his standards. But just before the start of the fall semester, university deans terminated Dr. Jones’s contract.

Tags: EDUCATION
Posted on: Oct 05 09:47

Vladimir Putin has signed documents finalizing the Russian annexation of four regions in eastern Ukraine, meaning there's now a western-backed Ukrainian counteroffensive underway to recapture what Russia officially considers parts of its homeland.

Moscow has made it clear that it will use all weapons systems at its disposal to defend against attacks on territories it claims as its own, which could include nuclear weapons. Depending on if and how that happens and what kind of day all the relevant decision makers are having when it does, there is a distinct possibility that a chain of events could follow which leads to the end of the world.

This happens as Ukraine's President Zelensky signs a decree officially ruling out the possibility of any peace talks with Putin, who recently publicly requested such talks. The US empire, which has been driving this proxy war from the beginning, is also not currently engaged in peace talks with Moscow. Things are accelerating faster and faster toward the absolute worst thing that could possibly happen, and as far as we know nobody's got a foot anywhere near the brake pedal.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
Posted on: Oct 05 09:39

Russia says the United States’ decision to ship more weapons to Ukraine poses an “immediate threat” to Moscow’s interests and hikes the risk of a direct military confrontation between Russia and the West.

“The supply of military products by the US and its allies not only entails protracted bloodshed and new casualties, but also increases the danger of a direct military clash between Russia and Western countries,” Russia’s Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said on the Telegram messaging app on Wednesday.

“We perceive this as an immediate threat to the strategic interests of our country,” he said, after US President Joe Biden pledged a new $625-million military aid package to Ukraine on Tuesday.

The US package would include High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers, reportedly used in Ukraine’s recent counter-offensives against Russian forces, leading to their withdrawal.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Oct 05 09:31

People have gathered in the German capital to protest soaring energy and commodity prices, and denounce their government’s stance on the war in Ukraine.

Germans took to the streets in Berlin for the second time in three days on Monday, saying the government’s policies on the war in Ukraine had led to an energy crisis, a stagnant economy, and soaring prices.

“People can’t afford to heat their homes and, what’s more, the situation is still worsening,” said one protester.

The protesters also called on US-led NATO to immediately stop sending arms to Ukraine and to work to resolve the crisis peacefully through diplomacy.

Tags: ECONOMY, GERMANY, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
Posted on: Oct 05 09:31

The latest domino to fall in the current global economic order is food production, which is slowly grinding to a halt in Europe due to the ongoing energy crisis.

It is no longer affordable or even possible to produce the fertilizer needed to grow enough food for current population levels. Fruit and vegetable producers across northern and western Europe say they are having to shut down their greenhouses.

For now, it is not necessarily noticeable at the store that there is a very serious problem. After all, the world is still eating through existing supplies. However, that will very soon change.

“In the coming weeks, I will plan the season but I don’t know what to do,” lamented Benjamin Simonot-De Vos, a farmer from France who grows cucumbers, tomatoes and strawberries to the south of Paris.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE
Posted on: Oct 05 09:30

Less than two days after Mockingbird Media New York Times published a widely distributed piece for the New York Times, writer Stuart A. Thompson has egg on his face.  Thompson opened up the baseless hit piece by saying:

At an invitation-only conference in August at a secret location southeast of Phoenix, a group of election deniers unspooled a new conspiracy theory about the 2020 presidential outcome. 

Using threadbare evidence, or none at all, the group suggested that a small American election software company, Konnech, had secret ties to the Chinese Communist Party and had given the Chinese government backdoor access to personal data of about 2 million poll workers in the United States, according to online accounts from several people at the conference.

However, in a press release today reported on by The Gateway Pundit, the Soros-backed Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, all of Stuart A Thompson’s accusations above died less than 24 hours after he birthed them.  Today, Konnech CEO Eugene Yu was arrested in Michigan on charges of Theft of Personal Data.

The New York Times, as of publishing, still has this thoroughly debunked article up on their website.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Oct 05 09:29

There’s no turning back. The key consequence of a largely documented fact – “a hybrid war is being waged against Russia because it stands in the way of the neocolonial world order” – is that Russia is getting ready for an all-out collision with the Empire of Lies.

Alongside top Eurasian powers China and Iran. Imperial vassals in this case are at best collateral damage.

Moreover, it’s quite telling that Putin’s speech followed India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, stressing the “pillaging of India by the colonial power” at the UN General Assembly.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Oct 05 09:28

Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN)  just recently won a major lawsuit brought against the CDC, requiring the agency to turn over its V-safe COVID Vaccine Injury Data.

In order to collect health evaluations following vaccination against COVID-19, the CDC developed a tool called V-safe that runs on smartphones. Over 10 million participants signed up and submitted their health data.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Oct 05 09:27

Kennedy makes it clear in the video that he blames criminals, not the police. Throughout the video, he states that he was against defunding the police and points out how bad the crime is in Louisiana. Kennedy says, “A mom should not have to look over her shoulder when pumping gas. I voted against the early release of violent criminals. I strongly opposed defunding the police.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Oct 05 09:26

Football great and American hero Herschel Walker is under fire from the evil Democrat Media complex for not being black enough.  They say this because he is a successful black American in the GOP.

President Trump and Herschel Walker go way back to when Trump was a football team owner and Walker was a great player.  Now Walker is joining President Trump in politics, running for the Senate race in Georgia.

Georgia, a solidly red state (before voter manipulation) is not for communists like the current Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock.

The nasty New York Times is reportedly saying that Walker is not black enough (code words for he is not a member of the Democrat plantation):

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Oct 05 09:25

Biden Crime Family whistleblower Tony Bobulinski told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that Joe Biden was the ‘chairman’ and ‘figurehead’ of Hunter Biden’s international business dealings.

Tony Bobulinski, a retired lieutenant in the US Navy, was the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.

Bobulinski has repeatedly stated that he met with Joe Biden numerous times to discuss Hunter Biden’s business deals.

“There are hundreds of data points that Joe Biden was acting in – in a capitalistic term, I would say the chairman,” Bobulinski told Tucker Carlson in an interview that will air Tuesday evening.

“How much did Hunter Biden expect to make from his business dealings with the Chinese?” Tucker Carlson asked.

Bobulinski: “The Biden’s probably thought they were going to make billions.”

Tags: CHINA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Oct 05 09:24

Biden Crime Family whistleblower Tony Bobulinski told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that Joe Biden was the ‘chairman’ and ‘figurehead’ of Hunter Biden’s international business dealings.

Tony Bobulinski, a retired lieutenant in the US Navy, was the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.

Bobulinski told Tucker that the Bidens “probably thought they were going to make billions” off of their deals with the Chinese.

Tucker Carlson asked Bobulinski if he has had any recent contact with Hunter or Jim Biden (Joe’s slimy brother).

Bobulinski revealed the last time he heard from Jim Biden was in the middle of his FBI interview in October during the 2020 election.

“So the last contact I had with the Biden family was when I was in my interview with the FBI on October 23rd for that 5+ hours,” Bobulinski said. “On my BlackBerry Jim Biden called me via WhatsApp and I was there voluntarily but – so my phone starts ringing in the middle of this interview and so I look down and I’m like is he really calling me right now?”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Oct 05 09:23

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that an executive with a Michigan-based company responsible for the software used in managing Los Angeles County election poll workers has been arrested as part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information of those workers.

“I want to thank my prosecutors and investigators for their commitment to eliminating cyber intrusions against government entities and local businesses,” District Attorney Gascón said.
“Data breaches are an ongoing threat to our digital way of life. When we entrust a company to hold our confidential data, they must be willing and able to protect our personal identifying information from theft. Otherwise, we are all victims.

This investigation is concerned solely with the personal identifying information of election workers.  In this case, the alleged conduct had no impact on the tabulation of votes and did not alter election results. But security in all aspects of any election is essential so that we all have full faith in the integrity of the election process.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Oct 05 09:09

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is ready to reward state residents in a major way if they re-elect her.

The GOP governor announced late last week that she plans to push for a massive tax cut for all South Dakotans if she wins another term.

“I’ve seen families across SD struggle to make ends meet because of [President Joe] Biden’s inflation. I’m proposing the largest tax cut in state history: eliminating sales tax on groceries. This will put $100 MILLION back into the pockets of SD families. Cutting taxes. Saving families $$$,” she noted in a tweet introducing the plan.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TAXES
Posted on: Oct 05 09:08

A study from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released Monday shows the FBI undercounts the number of times an armed citizen stops an active shooting.

The CPRC pointed to the example of 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken shooting and killing the Greenwood Park Mall attacker in Indiana on July 17, 2022.

Shoppers leave the Greenwood Park Mall, Monday, May 4, 2020, in Greenwood, Ind. Indiana started relaxing coronavirus restrictions, with the goal of allowing nearly all activities to resume on July 4. A new executive order that took effect allowing more manufacturers, retailers and shopping malls to reopen in most of the state while directing residents to maintain social distancing of at least six feet and to wear face coverings in public. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana. (Darron Cummings/AP)

They noted a few establishment media responses to the attack: “Rare in US for an active shooter to be stopped by bystander” (Associated Press); “Rampage in Indiana a rare instance of armed civilian ending mass shooting” (Washington Post); and “After Indiana mall shooting, one hero but no lasting solution to gun violence” (New York Times).

CPRC then observed:

Evidence compiled by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that the sources the media relied on undercounted the number of instances in which armed citizens have thwarted such attacks by an order of more than ten, saving untold numbers of lives. Of course, law-abiding citizens stopping these attacks are not rare. What is rare is national news coverage of those incidents. Although those many news stories about the Greenwood shooting also suggested that the defensive use of guns might endanger others, there is no evidence that these acts have harmed innocent victims.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Posted on: Oct 05 08:22

Most of the heartless looters busted in hurricane-ravaged Florida were illegal immigrants, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday — as he said he’d like to “drag them out by the collars” and “send them back to where they came from.”

“We’ve had four looters that were arrested … and they need to be brought to justice,” the tough gov. said during an update on the devastation from the historic Hurricane Ian.

“But you know, three of the four are illegal aliens,” said DeSantis, one of the fed-up Republican governors who has been sending border crossers to Democratic sanctuary destinations.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Oct 05 08:16

Donald Trump has fired off another attack on the National Archives and Records Administration, which handles presidential records, after the FBI seized thousands of documents from the former president's Mar-a-Lago estate that were allegedly government property.

'There is no security at NARA. I want my documents back!' Trump complained in a lengthy statement on Tuesday, accusing the federal agency of bungling the handling of government documents.

The Justice Department says it seized roughly 11,000 documents, including about 100 with classification markings, during an August 8 search of Mar-a-Lago, part of a probe into potential violations of laws governing the handling of government records.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Oct 05 08:15

Soon after the F.B.I. searched Donald J. Trump’s home in Florida for classified documents, online researchers zeroed in on a worrying trend.

Posts on Twitter that mentioned “civil war” had soared nearly 3,000 percent in just a few hours as Mr. Trump’s supporters blasted the action as a provocation. Similar spikes followed, including on Facebook, Reddit, Telegram, Parler, Gab and Truth Social, Mr. Trump’s social media platform. Mentions of the phrase more than doubled on radio programs and podcasts, as measured by Critical Mention, a media-tracking firm.

Posts mentioning “civil war” jumped again a few weeks later, after President Biden branded Mr. Trump and “MAGA Republicans” a threat to “the very foundations of our republic” in a speech on democracy in Philadelphia.

Now experts are bracing for renewed discussions of civil war, as the Nov. 8 midterm elections approach and political talk grows more urgent and heated.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
Posted on: Oct 05 08:14

American officials are intensifying efforts to build a giant stockpile of weapons in Taiwan after studying recent naval and air force exercises by the Chinese military around the island, according to current and former officials.

The exercises showed that China would probably blockade the island as a prelude to any attempted invasion, and Taiwan would have to hold out on its own until the United States or other nations intervened, if they decided to do that, the current and former officials say.

But the effort to transform Taiwan into a weapons depot faces challenges. The United States and its allies have prioritized sending weapons to Ukraine, which is reducing their stockpiles, and arms makers are reluctant to open new production lines without a steady stream of long-term orders.

Tags: CHINA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Oct 05 08:13

Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski expressed outrage at the FBI's handling of damning information he provided them about the first son's business dealings involving his uncle, James Biden, Chinese and other foreign interests, and reportedly the current president of the United States himself.

Bobulinski, a Navy veteran and the former head of SinoHawk Holdings, which he described as a partnership between the CEFC Chinese energy conglomerate and two Biden family members, told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" in an exclusive interview Tuesday that he decrypted subtle word choices by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg from his own sit-down with UFC commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan. He explained how it allegedly showed the FBI must have known how damaging his information on the Biden family was to the then-candidate.

Zuckerberg told Rogan earlier this year that FBI officials came to Facebook executives and warned them of "a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election" and to be on notice "there's about to be some kind of dump -- that's similar to that, so just be vigilant."

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Oct 05 08:13

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's latest desperate attempt to convince Western politicians that Kiev can now join NATO is a sign that he is running out of props, analysts told Sputnik.

On Friday, Zelensky said that Ukraine was applying to join NATO in an expedited manner after the DPR, the LPR, the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions decided to join Russia.

"He is running out of props... so he is grasping at whatever mirage might save him," University of Pittsburgh Professor of International Affairs Michael Brenner said on Monday. "Thus, the idea of joining NATO."

The fantasy that his Western masters would allow Ukraine to join NATO revealed the imaginary nature of the world Zelensky lived in, Brenner observed.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Oct 05 08:12

Bahrain will no longer run in an election to the U.N.'s top human rights body later this month, a U.N. website showed, after critics drew attention to alleged human rights violations.

A U.N. site showed that Bahrain withdrew its candidacy on Sept. 26 to run for a three-year seat at the Geneva-based body, without giving details.

A Bahrain government spokesperson told Reuters in a statement that the deferral of the Gulf Arab state's candidacy "results from ongoing consultation with its geographical group", describing that as a standard practice.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Oct 05 08:12

Few things have as much bipartisan support in the U.S. as unconditional support for Israel. Ironically, while criticisms of the U.S. government are protected by the First Amendment, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have made it nearly impossible to criticize Israel without facing tangible consequences like public smearing, and even financial loss. Across the U.S., 34 states — from “blue” states like California and New York to “red” states like Texas and South Carolina — have passed some form of legislation that makes it illegal for the state to contract with businesses and individuals who participate in Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), a grassroots movement founded by Palestinian civil society that seeks to pressure Israel to abide by international law.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Posted on: Oct 05 08:11

Here’s a translation of the German article which is unfortunately behind a paywall:

In scientific circles, doubts arise as to whether the information provided by the manufacturers about the mRNA vaccine is correct. Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna have so far refused to independently verify the data. A Stiko member is now also criticizing.

Virologists, epidemiologists, pharmacologists – they may not have always been friendly to each other during the pandemic. But they are now coming together on one point: it is the demand for an independent review of the studies that led to the approval of the mRNA vaccines from Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna. The studies are published. However, the primary data, scientifically the decisive documents, are missing. All vaccine evaluations of the registration studies are based on them. Until now, the documents have been kept under lock and key by the manufacturers, and they are refusing requests to see them.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Oct 05 08:06

Musk didn’t provide many details beyond a one-line tweet. But the Tesla Inc. impresario has openly admired the Tencent Holdings Ltd. app that’s grown from a messaging service to a mini-internet used daily by more than a billion Chinese.

He’s mused aloud about making Twitter more useful, indicating he wants it to be more like WeChat and TikTok, the video-sharing service owned by ByteDance Ltd. that’s taken off across the US. And he’s drawn parallels to so-called super apps common in parts of Asia, letting people use a single smartphone application for a range of services from communications to summoning a car.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CORPORATE MEDIA
Posted on: Oct 05 08:05

Over the last several weeks, many mainstream news media outlets have claimed that hurricanes are becoming more expensive, more frequent, and more intense because of climate change.

All of those claims are false.

The increasing cost of hurricane damage can be explained entirely by more people and more property in harm’s way. Consider how much more developed Miami Beach is today compared to a century ago. Once you adjust for rising wealth, there is no trend of increasing damage.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE
Posted on: Oct 05 08:05

Asked, “What is an American?” many would answer, “An American is a citizen of the United States.”

Yet, at the First Continental Congress in 1774, 15 years before the U.S. became a nation of 13 states, Patrick Henry rose to proclaim that, “British oppression has effaced the boundaries of the several colonies; the distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American.”

Henry was saying — more than a dozen years before our constitutional republic was established — that America already existed as a nation, and he was her loyal son.

In an 1815 letter to Thomas Jefferson, long after both men had served as president, John Adams wrote:

“As to the history of the Revolution, my Ideas may be peculiar, perhaps Singular. What do We mean by the Revolution? The War? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an Effect and Consequence of it. The Revolution was in the Minds of the People, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen Years before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington.”

Adams was saying that America was conceived and, as an embryonic nation, grew within the hearts of the peoples of the 13 colonies, two to three decades before the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

 

Tags: DICTATORSHIP
Posted on: Oct 05 08:01

You can’t make this stuff up.

Just when you thought Disney had reached the bottom, the company announced it was airing FX’s show “Little Demon”, about a woman impregnated by Satan and her antichrist daughter. 

On August 29th, Disney announced it would air a new ‘comedy’ about a woman impregnated by Satan and her Antichrist daughter.  This show begin streaming on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand with expectations of releasing in other markets soon.

In FX’s “Little Demon,” an animated comedy featuring the voices of Danny DeVito and Aubrey Plaza, it has been 13 years since being impregnated by Satan, and a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware. However, the two are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul.

Webmaster addition: Antichrist daughter? Kind of reminds me of my first wife!

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Posted on: Oct 05 07:59

Eugene Yu, the CEO of the software firm Konnech, has been arrested in connection to the storage of data on servers in China.

"Yu, 51, was arrested early Tuesday just outside of Lansing, Mich., after prosecutors alleged he improperly stored the information on servers in China, according to Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón. Yu, who is the chief executive officer of a company named Konnech, is expected to be extradited to Los Angeles in the coming days, Gascón said," according to the LA Times.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Oct 05 07:53