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"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong." -- Thomas Sowell

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A great survey of the state-of-the-art of government censorship.

From the Richard Grove YouTube channel.

Great insights into what to expect next from Twitter and others.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 29 09:37

Earlier in the year, the Supreme Court overruled blue states’ attempts to violate Americans’ rights. It struck down a law in New York that made concealed carry essentially impossible. So, the radical liberal government of the state quickly passed a new set of rules, making it even harder for a New Yorker to defend himself.

One of the major changes was the declaration that nearly every place in New York was a “sensitive place” and would essentially become a “gun free” zone. Even private property was off-limits, putting law-abiding citizens at risk. This was quickly taken to federal court and a judge just dropped his gavel on liberty-hating NY.

From Ammoland:

The decision and order found the ban on carrying on private property, without the express consent of the property owner, was unconstitutional…

“Property owners indeed have the right to exclude. But the state may not unilaterally exercise that right and, thereby, interfere with the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens who seek to carry for self-defense outside of their own homes.”

Tags: RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Posted on: Nov 29 09:35

The stockings were all hung by the chimney with care, as you can see — nine of them in total.

“Hunter and ex-wife Kathleen Buhle’s three daughters Naomi, Finnegan and Maisy were represented — along with Naomi’s new husband Peter Neal as well as Natalie and Hunter, the two children of the late Beau Biden and his widow Hallie,” the New York Post reported.

“Still another stocking bore the name ‘Baby,’ an apparent reference to Hunter’s two-year-old son Beau with second wife Melissa Cohen, while the last two were set aside for first dog Commander and first cat Willow.”

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Not included? Navy Jones Roberts, the 4-year-old granddaughter of the president and daughter of Hunter Biden.

Navy was born in 2018 to Lunden Roberts, a former adult entertainer at one of Hunter’s favorite Washington strip joints. Hunter vigorously denied paternity until a DNA test proved he was the biological father.

Webmaster addition: It is not the fault of little Navy that the circumstances of her birth violate "tradition." Why punish the granddaughter (at the same time they are protecting Hunter)? Merry Christmas Navy Jones Roberts!

 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 29 09:32

In yet another example of Big Tech tyranny, YouTube nuked a viral “Full Send Podcast” episode featuring controversial “manosphere” figure Andrew Tate last week. The video, which was posted in August, had been viewed by millions and was one of the “Full Send Podcast’s” most popular videos. 

“Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our hate speech policy,” said an email from YouTube in a screenshot posted by “Full Send Podcast” host Kyle Forgeard. “Content glorifying or inciting violence against another person or group of people is not allowed on YouTube,” continued the email. 

It remains unclear exactly how Tate was “glorifying or inciting” violence. Google did not respond to The Federalist’s request for comment by publication time.

What we do know is that Tate wields incredible sway with young people. If you don’t know who Andrew Tate is, your kids and grandkids likely do, and before YouTube deleted the podcast, Tate’s two-hour-long discussion was viewed by millions of Tate’s predominantly Gen Z fans. So who is Andrew Tate, what was in this forbidden podcast, and why should you care?

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 29 08:56
Joe Biden on Monday called on Congress to avert the rail strike after the largest railroad union rejected a labor deal last week.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:56
Dr. Fauci on Monday said if China was vaccinating people, their lockdown would be okay.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:55

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) recently got in touch with his inner mobster and threatened Elon Musk — the new owner of Twitter and the CEO of electric car company Tesla and space ventures company SpaceX. He told Musk, “Fix your companies” or “Congress will.” As part of this threat, Markey referred to an ongoing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation into Tesla’s autopilot driving system and Twitter’s 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Markey has done more than make threats: He is one of a group of Democratic senators who wrote to the FTC urging an investigation into whether Musk’s actions as the new owner of Twitter violated the consent decree or consumer protection laws. Since FTC Chair Lina Khan wants to investigate as many businesses as possible, it is likely she will respond favorably to the senators’ letter.

President Biden has also endorsed an investigation into the role foreign investors played in financing Musk’s Twitter purchase. Biden may be concerned that Musk is not likely to ban tweets regarding Hunter Biden’s business deals.

Concerns that Musk would allow tweets containing information embarrassing (or worse) to the Biden administration point to the real reason many Democratic politicians and progressive writers and activists are attacking Musk. They support efforts to suppress conservative, libertarian, and other “non-woke” speech on social media. They view the prospect of a major platform refusing to silence those who dissent from the woke mob or the Democratic Party establishment as a threat to their power. Musk further angered the left by committing what, to many Democrats (and Liz Cheney), is the ultimate hate crime — allowing Donald Trump back on Twitter.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP
Posted on: Nov 29 08:55
Jason Whitlock was back on with Tucker Carlson tonight to discuss the radical left’s vicious assault on Elon Musk, the new Twitter owner.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:55

Deutsche Welle, a German international broadcaster, financed by who they don’t say, reports that the German government is going to criminalize denying war crimes. https://www.dw.com/en/germany-criminalizes-denying-war-crimes-genocide/a-63834791

Neither Deutsche Welle nor the German government reveals who it is who gets to determine the unchallengeable war crimes.

Germany gave in to the Jewish lobbies and long ago criminalized “Holocaust denial.” I have wondered why. If the Holocaust is true, it can stand on the facts and remain undamaged by unsupported denials. What the criminalization of inquiry and debate does is to prevent us from knowing the true dimension and history of the Holocaust. My understanding from reading is that Austria, some other European countries and Canada do not permit any examination of the Holocaust. We are simply told that it is true, but it can’t be examined, and that is the end of it.

The Germans have suffered substantially from declared and unexamined “truths.” In World War I Germany was accused of its soldiers bayoneting Belgian babies. (In the 21st century a version of this falsehood was repeated against Iraqi troops in Kuwait.) The propaganda created enormous hatred for Germany. These decades later after the normalization of mothers bayoneting their own babies, it might not have the same effect. But what if it had been legislated a criminal act to investigate whether German soldiers murdered Belgian babies? The propaganda would rule.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, GERMANY
Posted on: Nov 29 08:54
Lindell announced his bid for RNC chair Monday during former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s War Room broadcast.
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Posted on: Nov 29 08:54
In July, Dutch police shot at a 16-year old protester, during farmer protests in the country. The young teen, Jouke, was released the next day without charges.
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Posted on: Nov 29 08:53

WARNING-Graphic footage: Fox News host Tucker Carlson rips the reaction from the Biden administration and the left to protests in China over the COVID-19 lockdowns on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'

Tags: CHINA, DICTATORSHIP, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 29 08:53
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday walked back Joe Biden’s call to ban the sale of semi-automatic guns.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:52

It would no longer be “life as we know it” if a space war destroyed the satellites that the world now relies on, space commanders have warned, and China and Russia have demonstrated that they’re capable of doing just that.

Top brass from the US and Canada are in Sydney for an Australian Strategic Policy Institute conference on space as the new frontier in “commerce, industry, competition and war”. They have discussed the importance of working with allies, including Australia, to counter the threats posed by space war.

Lt Gen Nina Armagno, staff director of the US Space Force, said Russia’s destruction of one of their own satellites last year was a “stunning display”.

Webmaster addition: The US also has this capability.

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:49

China's censors have been overwhelmed as they try to wipe images of blank sheets of white paper used by protesters in a growing number of demonstrations against President Xi Jinping's zero-Covid policy from the internet.

The country is currently facing its largest anti-government protests since the Tiananmen Square massacre, with protesters in at least seven cities holding up blank sheets of paper to symbolise censorship.

Protesters have taken to the streets of Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Nanjing in an unprecedented wave of dissent to demonstrate against President Xi, his oppressive Covid crackdowns and increasingly authoritarian rule. 

Tags: CHINA, DICTATORSHIP, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
Posted on: Nov 29 08:48

As a tactical concern, the House GOP’s decision to open an investigation into Biden family corruption is questionable. It promises limited political return. It would serve Republicans, and the country, far better if the House focused on a hyper-politicized Justice Department that targets the political opposition, labels concerned parents “domestic terrorists” and ignores violence aimed at pregnancy centers, for starters.

None of that, however, means there isn’t sufficient circumstantial evidence suggesting President Joe Biden not only lied about knowing his son was favor-trading on the family name with corrupt autocracies but that he was a beneficiary of those business dealings. Indeed, precedent says we Republicans have a duty to “democracy” to investigate. Yet Greg Sargent over at The Washington Post warns: “If Republicans can obliterate the distinction between congressional investigations done in good faith and ones that weaponize the process in bad faith, they win.”

You see, only Democrats can launch investigations in “good faith.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 29 08:37

As a tactical concern, the House GOP’s decision to open an investigation into Biden family corruption is questionable. It promises limited political return. It would serve Republicans, and the country, far better if the House focused on a hyper-politicized Justice Department that targets the political opposition, labels concerned parents “domestic terrorists” and ignores violence aimed at pregnancy centers, for starters.

None of that, however, means there isn’t sufficient circumstantial evidence suggesting President Joe Biden not only lied about knowing his son was favor-trading on the family name with corrupt autocracies but that he was a beneficiary of those business dealings. Indeed, precedent says we Republicans have a duty to “democracy” to investigate. Yet Greg Sargent over at The Washington Post warns: “If Republicans can obliterate the distinction between congressional investigations done in good faith and ones that weaponize the process in bad faith, they win.”

You see, only Democrats can launch investigations in “good faith.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 29 08:37

Disney suffered one of its worst theatrical releases ever with its latest animated movie Strange World, which brought in just $18.6 million over the five-day holiday weekend despite being heralded as the first Disney movie to include an openly gay main character.

Strange World had Disney’s second-worst opening weekend ever, behind only the pandemic-era release of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg, Variety reported Sunday. Ultimately, Strange World only garnered about half of its projected long weekend revenue.

The film featured a star-studded cast including voice acting from Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Lucy Liu, and Gabrielle Union, and sported a massive budget between $120 and $130 million, the Daily Mail writes.

Webmaster addition: Get woke, go broke. People watch movies and TV to be ENTERTAINED. They want to see stories about people they can identify with. If the audience cannot identify with the main characters, they won't care what happens to them. They will lose interest and the film or TV show will fail. Hell, I learned that in film school decades ago! How is it Disney forgot such a basic concept? 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Posted on: Nov 29 08:34
23-year-old paramedic Nicholas Theofilis died late Sunday night after he was found in cardiac arrest after crashing the ambulance he was driving into traffic in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Shadyside. Two other vehicles were hit, resulting in multiple injuries. There was no patient aboard the ambulance, however a passenger in front was seriously injured.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:34
Facebook recently confirmed its ties to the US military and military-linked pro-war propaganda pages on its platform.
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:33
The Chinese city of Guangzhou is building makeshift hospitals and concentration camps to house 250,000 people amid an alleged uptick in Covid-19 cases across the country.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:33
Joe and Jill Biden are devout, church-gong Catholics who make a point of being seen by the media meeting their weekly obligations for attending mass. Yet the Bidens have a cruel streak in them that manifests itself at Christmastime when children and family become the centerpiece of the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:31

California Governor Gavin Newsom says he won't challenge Biden for a potential 2024 re-election bid.

This is after much speculation that the California governor might go for it.

Speaking with Politico, Newsom sought to throw a cold blanket on the idea that he might run in 2024. He stated that there is irritation within the White House about the speculation that Newsom could try to take the nomination in 2024. Plenty of speculation had been building that he was someone who might step up and take on the role of Democrat torchbearer for his party, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 29 08:29
Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 29 08:28

More photographs from an axed Balenciaga campaign are being questioned today over the prominence of a book which celebrates a Belgian artist whose work includes depictions of castrated toddlers. 

Two photos from the brand's now canceled Spring '23 ad campaign feature French actress Isabelle Huppert posing in a Manhattan office with a stack of books behind her. 

Among the books is one that celebrates the Belgian painter Michael Borremans. Borremans' work is varied but frequently features children. His 2017/2018 series, Fire from the Sun, shows a group of toddlers, some of them with blood staining their skin, in sinister composition. 

Webmaster addition: Who would buy such a book? How did it get published in the first place?!?

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:26
The World Cup in Qatar has banned English soccer fans from dressing up as medieval crusaders after people began doing it to troll.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:26
New Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that Apple has threatened to block Twitter from the Apple app store, but has not given a reason. The news comes after a concerted campaign by anti-free speech progressive activists lobbying to force Google and Apple to block Twitter from their app stores in an effort to destroy the site after Musk rolled back progressive censorship.
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Posted on: Nov 29 08:25

A possibility for US-based Boeing Corporation to supply new high-precision small-diameter ground-launched bombs (GLSDB) to Ukraine may lead to serious consequences, military analyst, reserve colonel Alexander Zhilin believes.

"They consider making those bombs to be able to subsequently send them to Ukraine. for Russia, there is nothing critical here as they are not going to supply those bombs any time soon. Yet, this is a far-reaching trend. So far, Ukraine has been able to strike border areas only. It's not only about artillery here. I hope they will not cross the line behind which terrorist attacks may start," the analyst told lenta.ru news publication.

"Ukraine already has high-precision weapons, such as HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and other complexes. As for ammunition, there is one sign here. If the ammo that they use doubles or triples the amount that military logic requires, then it means that they have more than enough of that ammo. I can see that they have been using a lot of munitions lately, they do not spare them," Alexander Zhilin also said.

 

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 29 08:24

The United Nations Security Council has brushed aside Russian accusations regarding the biological military program that the United States allegedly pursued abroad and in particular in Ukraine. However, Russia still considers that the arguments advanced by Washington, and accepted by London and Paris, are not at all satisfactory. Moscow has, therefore, decided to call as witnesses the signatories of the Biological Weapons Convention who are holding the Ninth Review Conference in Geneva from 28 November to 16 December 2022.

In anticipation of this summit, Russia has just published 80 new documents, stemming from various sources.

During the Conference, Russia will push for the adoption of a legally binding protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention to include a list of pathogenic microorganisms, toxins and special equipment; take into account modern scientific and technological progress in the field of biology; and provide an effective verification mechanism.

In addition, it will propose to complement the confidence-building measures with information on biosafety research and development outside the national territory, as well as information on animal vaccine production facilities.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WMD
Posted on: Nov 29 08:18