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"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have given way to permanent crisis management: to policing the planet and fighting preventative wars of ideological containment, usually on terrain chosen by, and favorable to, our enemies. Limited government and constitutional accountability have been shouldered aside by the kind of imperial presidency our constitutional system was explicitly designed to prevent." -- David C. Unger, The Emergency State: America’s Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs
A fire engulfed a 42-floor skyscraper today in the central Chinese city of Changsha, with authorities saying that no casualties had yet been found.
A video shared on social media appeared to show dozens of people fleeing the skyscraper, as flaming debris fell from the upper floors.
The blaze burned through dozens of floors of the skyscraper, which is owned by the state-owned telecommunications company China Telecom.
Webmaster addition: "Any second that building will collapse right into it's own foot print, just like WTC7 on 9/11. Any second. Any second now. Gonna collapse. Any second ... Let's go get some egg rolls."
“The Chief of the European Central Bank (ECB) has said that climate change is behind soaring inflation, stating that droughts and famines are driving up prices.
“If more and more climate disasters, droughts, and famines occur throughout the world, there will be repercussions on prices, on insurance premiums, and on the financial sector,” Lagarde said.
“We need to take that into account.”
No, what we actually need to take into account is that the so-called Climate Crisis is complete hogwash, starting with the basics of so-called man-made global warming. The fact is, the present era is one of the coolest and least carbon-intensive periods of the last 600 million years.
Stated differently, the true science makes mincemeat of the elitist narrative espoused by Lagarde, officialdom through Europe and North America and the mainstream media. Yet it is now being used as an excuse for the unfolding economic disasters caused by the central banks and the Warfare State and a pretext for new rounds of authoritarian suppression of economic liberty exemplified by California’s recent move to outlaw combustion engine autos after 2035.
Indeed, the geological and paleontological evidence overwhelmingly says that today’s average global temperature of about 15 degrees C and CO2 concentrations of 420 ppm are nothing to fret about, and even if they rise to about 17-18 degrees C and 500-600 ppms by the end of the century, it may well on balance improve the lot of mankind.
Webmaster addition: See CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) head Morton Klein called for a full “overhaul” of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) along with the firing of its CEO, former Obama senior adviser Jonathan Greenblatt, over the promotion of “woke leftism,” as was documented in a recent Fox News investigation.
The nation’s oldest pro-Israel organization released a statement pointing to a recent Fox News Digital investigation revealing the ADL’s “educational and ‘anti-bias’ programs, which influence millions of American children and thousands of educators and officials, [and] promote far-left and critical race theory (CRT) concepts such as ‘white privilege’ and ‘systemic racism.’”
The programming was also found to “promote groups such as the Women’s March and BLM — despite the virulent Jew-hating, Israel-hating and pro-Farrakhan positions of the Women’s March leaders and BLM/M4BL organization.”
In addition, the investigation revealed that “these harmful ADL programs characterize denying white privilege as a ‘biased attitude’; encourage white students to view themselves as ‘oppressors’; and include an article indicating that white women are ‘justly seen as oppressive’ and ‘enjoy unearned skin privilege,’” among other things.
PALESTINIAN JOURNALITS TAKE PART IN A PROTEST AGAINST KILLING OF AL JAZEERA JOURNALIST SHIREEN ABU AKLEH, IN FRONT OF JALA’ TOWER IN GAZA CITY ON JULY 13, 2022. PHOTO BY OMAR ASHTAWY (C) APA IMAGES.
Israel’s killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, a prominent Palestinian-American journalist, in the occupied West Bank on May 11 has turned out to be a momentous event. It has rallied global support for Palestinians. It has caused actual strain between the United States and Israel, with progressive politicians and mainstream journalists calling for accountability, and the Biden administration trying to sweep the case under the rug and not succeeding.
The case has also shined a light on Israeli society: revealing Israel’s deep commitment to the occupation of the West Bank, and the justifications that Israelis offer for the inherent violence of that occupation.
In total, the United States has committed approximately $15.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration. Since 2014, the United States has committed approximately $17.9 billion in security assistance to Ukraine and more than $15.1 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24.
To meet Ukraine’s evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities.
The new military aid from the United States includes:
- Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
- 36,000 105mm artillery rounds;
- 1,000 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
- Four counter-artillery radars;
- Four trucks and eight trailers to transport heavy equipment;
- Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems;
- Mine clearing equipment;
- Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
- Demolition munitions and equipment;
- Small arms and ammunition;
- Night vision devices, cold weather gear, and other field equipment.
Webmaster addition: Hey, it's not like they are spending their own money on all this!
Climate Change is another of the three biggest frauds being perpetrated in the world today. Here is a resumé of what William Happer had to say about Climate Change at Hillsdale College, Phoenix, Arizona on 24th February 2021. Some additional information has been gleaned from the writings of Chris Morrison and others.
First of all, the science
- Carbon Dioxide makes a vital contribution to our lives and economy. It is not a poisonous gas.
2. There is real air pollution. The pollution in China’s cities, like Shanghai, is due to burning stubble. It has nothing to do with CO2.
3. CO2 is not a pollutant at all. We each exhale about two pounds of CO2 per day and it constitutes about 4% of what we breathe out.
4. The earth is heated by the sun shining on the tropics and it then cools by radiating that heat out into space. Doing anything to alter this natural process achieves nothing in terms of controlling the levels of CO2.
5. CO2 helps to keep the earth at an even temperature because it, with water vapour, holds the earth’s heat. If it were not for these two, the earth would be an ice cube.
6. CO2 levels are never stable. If you put a CO2 meter in any place you can watch the way the levels of CO2 vary between say 300 and 1000 parts per million on any given day. It is therefore nonsense to say that, with these constant oscillations, CO2 levels are going up.
7. Doubling CO2 would make very little difference to the constitution of the atmosphere– a little less than 1%.
8. The predicted warming calculated by the Climate Change fanatics (supposedly caused by CO2) is much larger than what has been actually observed by balloons and satellites. In other words the models that the Climate Change scientists simply do not work; but nobody is prepared to admit this. However, the data from the balloons and satellites do agree with each other, that there is no warming.
9. There may, or may not, be a recent history of increased temperatures on earth but those measurements have been taken on the earth’s surface, and often in places that one can well imagine would be hot, as in car parks or on roof buildings. However, and to repeat, temperatures measured by balloons and from space show no increase in temperature.
10. What warming there has been has been beneficial. Increased CO2 is good news because, right now, we are living in a CO2 famine. CO2 levels in the past were far greater than today – twenty times greater – and, when it was at this higher level, life seems to have flourished better than today.
11. The earth is actually getting greener. West Australia is greening. So too western India, Sub Saharan Africa, western USA. They are all greener than they were twenty years ago.
12. The more CO2 you give a plant, the better it grows.
13. The holes in leaves are to let CO2 enter the leaf. Once inside, it combines with water to make sugar, and sunlight provides the energy, after which oxygen is released – a gas that we simply cannot live without.
14. In short, CO2 benefits the world.
Webmaster addition: Gee I really hate being right all the time! :)
I received this in the mail today. Not only is this flier a permanent vote-by-mail application (on the reverse side), but starting this election, you may vote at ANY polling place in your County - not just the location assigned to you based on your residential address.
I had no clue that they made this decision. Talk about handing Democrats victory when the three largest population centers in Illinois all vote hard blue.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was accused by a youth activist of kicking her Thursday on Capitol Hill. Videos of the incident show Green being swarmed by young activists calling for gun control as she walked from the Capitol to a nearby House office building when a young woman blocked her on the sidewalk.
A whistleblower revealed the FBI labeled a veteran-led organization as a domestic terrorist group.
In reality, the more we hear about “white supremacy,” the less of it there is. For example, on the same day, Biden addressed the Hispanic Congressional Caucus Gala. After noting that Hispanics now make up 28% of public school students, he congratulated the Latino politicians: “Y’all are going to own the country, man.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 05: Same-sex marriage cake toppers are displayed on a shelf at Fantastico on December 5, 2017 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a civil rights case over a Colorado baker's refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)© Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and the bill’s other sponsors said Majority Leader Chuck Schumer granted them additional time on the bill after some Republicans balked at publicly endorsing it.
“We are confident that when our legislation comes to the Senate floor for a vote, we will have the bipartisan support to pass the bill,” the bill sponsors, including GOP Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Rob Portman of Ohio, said in a Thursday statement.
All Senate Democrats support the bill, but it would need at least 10 GOP votes to get the 60 needed to advance under Senate rules. Postponing action may make it easier to get that support by letting Republicans avoid taking a stand that risks turning off either their core conservative base or more moderate independents until after voters cast their ballots in November.
Portman said the prospects for a big bipartisan vote likely will improve after the election by taking the “political sting” out of the issue.
Senator Roy Blunt, a retiring senior Republican from Missouri who is undecided on the bill, said he suggested delaying the vote so it doesn’t look like a political ploy.
“If I really wanted to make the best effort to pass it, I’d wait until after the election,” Blunt said. “If I was only doing it for a political purpose, I’d do it next week.”
Florida Lt. Gov. Jeannette Nuñez said the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis will send migrants who arrive to Florida illegally to Delaware.
MIAMI – Responding to a question about an upsurge in Cuban migration during a recent interview on a South Florida Spanish-language radio station, Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez said the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis will send migrants who arrive to Florida illegally to Delaware.
Nuñez’s comments on WURN, “Actualidad 1040,” drew a strong rebuke from the two Democrats seeking to oust DeSantis in November.
But a spokesperson for the Governor’s campaign later said Cubans coming to South Florida would be exempt.
After being asked about the historic wave of Cuban migration to South Florida, Nuñez said, in part: “That’s why the governor has worked with the legislature, to secure funding to make sure…that people that are coming illegally…that they don’t stay here with their arms crossed, thinking about what they will be able to do. We are going to send that person, frankly, to Delaware, the president’s home state.”
Attorney Rachel Self holds up a map that was given to the migrants. -Eunki Seonwoo
An attorney who specializes in immigration law says what happened to the 50 people brought to Martha’s Vineyard may be considered kidnapping.
Rachel Self, an Island attorney, issued a statement saying that she is looking at potential legal avenues after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took credit for sending the 50 people to Martha’s Vineyard on two planes.
As I reported yesterday and previously, the totally corrupt Biden Justice (sic) Department and FBI Gestapo are trying to orchestrate a plot by Trump and supporters to subvert American democracy so that Biden can steal the November election by federalizing the process and taking the election out of state hands.
More evidence comes forward in the spate of subpoenas the Justice (sic) Department has issued to Trump supporters. The subpoenas to Trump supporters, including Trump’s lawyers, do not say what is being investigated. Furthermore, communication between a person and the person’s lawyer is protected and not subject to subpoena, but subpoenas have been issued regardless, which is both unconstitutional and illegal. But the Nazi Democrat Gestapo Regime is making it clear that it accepts neither Constitutional nor legal constraints on its power, as it has the whore media in its pocket and controls both the Justice (sic) Department and FBI.
Tucker Carlson reports on this unprecedented development.
By arranging to fly two planes of migrants onto the tony island of Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis has thrust Florida into an escalating battle between red state leaders and the Biden administration over the US-Mexico border and once again put himself at the forefront of a political cause that is animating Republican voters two months before the midterm elections.
For months, DeSantis has been plotting out loud his plans to get Florida involved in redirecting migrants from the border in a way that would maximize heartburn for Democratic leaders. His administration secured $12 million in the state budget to pay for migrant relocation and he has repeatedly threatened to use the money to send them to President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware, among other liberal strongholds.
Former CIA officer and station chief Scott Uehlinger told Breitbart News on Thursday that intelligence agencies cannot be cleansed of political and partisan corruption unless the president has the unitary power over the federal government’s personnel decisions.
Uehlinger discussed left-wing and partisan politicization of federal intelligence agencies on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with special guest host and retired Navy SEAL and FBI agent Jonathan Gilliam.
“It’s a real cause of concern, not just among regular folks, but [among] people who served in these agencies,” he stated. He emphasized the ubiquity of such political orientations among intelligence agency employees.
He remarked, “The infection in these organizations is not just the political appointees. It’s basically everyone from mid-grade-level and up, if not lower because they’re all the recipients of a super-liberal education.”
Image: Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office
In the City of Vivian in Louisiana, at North Caddo Elementary Middle School, substitute PE teacher Aadrina Salean Smith allegedly paid five pupils $5 each to bully another student last month. She was arrested on Monday.
A video that captured the incident shows 24-year-old Smith communicating verbally with five students and seemed to be congratulating three of them who participated in the battery. The victim was lying on the floor when Smith was captured on camera in the gym’s bleachers, according to the Caddo Sheriff Department. The video showed that she made making no effort to assist the student to get up.
After being fired from the Caddo Parish School District, the substitute teacher was taken into custody at the Caddo Correctional Center on a $10,000 bond. She is accused of one count of misconduct and five charges of juvenile delinquency. There are likely to be more arrests, reports say.
Unsurprisingly, major media outlets were all over this story. The Times’ coverage set the tone, with the Washington Post and CNN and Sports Illustrated and NPR all publishing similar articles, alongside the predictable think pieces. The incident also had consequences for BYU sports more generally. The head coach of women’s basketball at the University of South Carolina canceled its home opener against BYU. A match between Duke and Rider University’s women’s volleyball teams—scheduled to be played at the BYU arena—was moved to a nearby high school gym in order to provide both teams “the safest atmosphere,” according to Duke’s Director of Athletics, Nina King.
For millions of people watching this story unfold, this was yet another example of the ineradicable stain of American racism, of just how little progress we’ve really made.
Except it didn’t happen.
There is no evidence that the chain of events described by Richardson and her family members occurred. There isn’t even evidence a single slur was hurled at her and her teammates, let alone a terrifying onslaught of them.
During the interview, Hewitt asked President Trump about the possibility of being indicted by the Biden DOJ. Hugh did not bring up the numerous recent instances of former Presidents — and Hillary Clinton — being caught with classified information in their possession.
According to the Inspector General for The Small Business Administration, $1.3 billion in COVID relief funds went to applicants with foreign internet addresses.
President Joe Biden on Thursday denounced Republican governors as 'unAmerican' for the way they were playing political games with migrants, after more than 100 were dumped outside the vice president's official residence and others were flown to Martha's Vineyard.
It marked the latest salvo in an increasingly bitter row over the thousands of people crossing the border daily.
Republicans have stepped up their attacks on the Biden administration as they try to make immigration the theme of November's midterm elections.
Webmaster addition: Would that be the same Joe Biden who used Marines as props for his speech at Independence Hall?
Florida's governor accused critics of his move to fly migrants to Martha's Vineyard of 'virtue signaling', saying their concern for the welfare of the migrants was a 'fraud' - as California's governor said he should be investigated for possible kidnapping.
Ron DeSantis on Wednesday chartered a plane to send 50 people, mainly Venezuelans, to the exclusive Massachusetts holiday island.
The move sparked outrage among Democrats and human rights groups, who accused him of playing politics with peoples' lives and tricking the migrants with promises of expedited work permits if they boarded the plane.
On Thursday night, CNN reported that the migrants were in Texas, and then flown to Martha's Vineyard. Many said they had no idea where they were going.
Charlie Crist, the former governor of Florida who is now seeking to unseat DeSantis, called him a 'monster' for 'using children as a stunt'.
Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, wrote to the Department of Justice to request that DeSantis be investigated for kidnapping.
But DeSantis, widely considered to be contemplating a run for the White House in 2024, was defiant.
Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, is seen on Thursday defending his role in flying migrants to Martha's Vineyard
A Capitol rioter who wore an anti-Semitic 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt over a Nazi shirt while storming the building has been jailed for 75 days.
Robert Keith Packer, 57, from Newport News, Va., pleaded guilty in January to a misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, which carries a maximum sentence of six months of imprisonment.
Packer told the FBI he was about 10 to 12 feet away from rioter Ashli Babbitt when a police officer fatally shot her as she tried to climb through the broken window of a barricaded door leading to the Speaker's Lobby.
Webmaster addition: A "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirt and a Nazi t-shirt??? Obvious plant to allow media whores to demonize anyone demanding honest elections!
David Barnea, the head of Israel’s spy agency the Mossad, said on 12 September that Iran would not be granted “immunity” even if the US returns to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal.
“Even if a nuclear deal is signed it will not give Iran immunity from the Mossad operations,” Barnea said. “We won’t take part in this charade and we don’t close our eyes to the proven truth.”
In response, a spokesperson for the Iranian foreign ministry said: “We do not expect a terrorist regime [to do] anything other than terrorist actions.”
Barnea’s most recent threat came on the same day when Israel’s interim Prime Minister, Yair Lapid, arrived in Germany in an attempt to persuade its western ally to ditch the Iran nuclear deal.
Last week, the Mossad chief visited Washington to meet with several high security officials, including CIA Director William Burns, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
Border Czar Kamala Harris had no comment when asked about the illegal aliens dumped on her lawn Thursday morning.
The national guard is being mobilized for this. 50 people. Texas deals with thousands every day with no help from the federal government.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is a disaster. Rather than focusing on skyrocketing crime and a city that is ablaze, Lightfoot is seemingly punishing reporters who dare to question her abysmal leadership.