Thought for the day
"The more shocking a news story is, the more likely it's bullshit!" -- Michael Rivero
UK-based investors pulled a record 2.4 billion pounds ($2.74 billion) from equity funds in September, funds network Calastone said on Wednesday.
The net outflows make September the worst month in what is already the worst year on record for equity funds, Calastone said.
Funds focused on UK equities were the worst hit, Calastone added, with 694 million pounds' worth of selling making for the sixteenth consecutive month of outflows. U.S. equity funds also saw their biggest outflows on record.
The outflows underline investors' lack of confidence in Britain this year, a trend exacerbated in recent weeks by the UK's "mini-budget" on Sept. 23 which included hefty unfunded tax costs that sent government bond yields soaring and the pound plunging.
The Satanic Temple filed lawsuits in federal court against Idaho and Indiana last month over near-total abortion bans in both states, citing a list of accusations surrounding religious rights blocking a woman’s right to engage in the “Satanic Abortion Ritual.”
The large migrant migration has exhausted the resources at border towns, and border patrol has been working overtime. However, now migrants have found a more effective way to enter the country illegally.
According to The Blaze, “The Texas Department of Safety reported a spike in human smuggling attempts by charter planes. The planes are landing in small, private airports in the Rio Grande Valley over the last 30 days.”
It’s difficult, if not impossible, to watch every airport in the area. The Blaze reports, “They’re not using the larger airports where there’s TSA,” said
As Russian President Vladimir Putin signed his annexation laws Wednesday, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. made direct accusations against America for its role in the Russia-Ukraine war.
Democrats targeting children is bad enough.
Now, they’ve taken it a step further. California is now a trans-refugee state because it offers assistance and sanctuary to trans children. The governor even advocates for trans children and has signed a trans refugee bill into law.
According to the Daily Signal, “State Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco, introduced the “trans refuge bill” (Senate Bill 107) last year, and it cleared the California State Legislature a month ago.”
President Joe Biden (D) praised top political rival Ron DeSantis (R) during remarks that he made Wednesday while visiting Florida to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Ian last week.
After only reaching 75% of its recruiting goal in fiscal 2022, the Army ended the period with nearly 20,000 empty seats, according to the service’s top general.
In a Monday phone interview with Army Times, Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville explained that the exact number of troops the Army ended September with isn’t yet finalized, but the service landed close to an estimate it provided to a panel of lawmakers in July.
Webmaster addition: I feel a draft!
Police in Texas booked a furry bandit into custody for allegedly causing two citywide power outages in the span of three days.
The Federal Reserve recently ordered another “super-sized interest hike” — the fifth rate hike this year — in what appears to be a hopeless effort to contain runaway inflation. Additional rate hikes are also anticipated. Some fear the Federal Reserve may be pushing us too hard, which could bring us from recession into deflation
Data from the Bureau of Labor statistics report the highest annual increase in food prices since the 1970s, with the cost of food rising 10.9% in the last 12 months. Overall, energy prices have seen the highest increases, rising by 41.6% between June 2021 and June 2022. For comparison, the Federal Reserve’s annual inflation target is 2%
As bad as the economic trend appears, that’s not all we have to contend with. Financial crisis historian Adam Tooze predicts several crises may converge over the next six to 18 months, including food crises, energy crises, pandemic outbreaks, stagflation, a Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and potential nuclear war
The legal argument used by Washington and NATO to invade Afghanistan was that the September 11 attacks constituted an undeclared “armed attack” “from abroad” by an unnamed foreign power, and that consequently “the laws of war” apply, allowing the nation under attack, to strike back in the name of “self-defense”.
Both the media and the US government, in chorus, continue to point to the 9/11 attacks and the role of Al Qaeda, allegedly supported by Afghanistan, when in fact (amply documented) Al Qaeda was an intelligence asset created by the CIA.
Lest we forget, Osama bin Laden had been recruited by National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski during the so-called Soviet-Afghan war.
The bombing and invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was described as a “campaign” against “Islamic terrorists”, rather than a war.
To this date, however, there is no proof that Al Qaeda was behind the 9/11 attacks.
Even if one accepts the official 9/11 narrative, there is no evidence that Afghanistan as a Nation State was behind or in any way complicit in the 9/11 attacks.
The Afghan government in the weeks following 9/11, offered on two occasions through diplomatic channels to deliver Osama bin Laden to US Justice, if there were preliminary evidence of his involvement in the 9/11 attacks. These offers were casually refused by Washington.
Germany is the number one pussy ass bitch country. Everyone understands that they are a broken people, having been blamed for a fake genocide, but wow. This thing with the pipes is beyond comprehension.
The media and government can say whatever they want. Okay. But everyone knows the US bombed those gas pipes. Everyone knows that, other than American fat-brains and stupid women. Saying that Putin bombed his own pipes is like the tranny thing – you pledge allegiance to the ZOG regime by saying something you know for a fact is false.
Russia will abide without their pipes. But Germany is completely doomed. Germany put their entire industry, their entire economy, on the promise of cheap Russian gas, and now it’s gone forever. Those pipes can’t be fixed. Salty water is going in the pipes and the inside is going to rust.
Germany’s entire industry is going to shut down, while the population is forced into poverty. That is going to happen. You can’t run an industrial country without energy. Russia was supplying 55% of Germany’s total energy. They’re just not going to be able to produce anything at all.
Could it be any more clear? They are coming for your wealth, in the name of racial equality. If you are white, obviously you procured your assets on the back of innocent black bodies and the ghost of equity of is coming to haunt you. Dickens nailed it… the ghost of racial equity past, present, and future is coming for white people’s wealth…
Webmaster addition: Sounds like communism to me!
According to Bloomberg News, the incompetent US military failed to blow up one of the lines of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Germany now has an opportunity to escape the energy deprivation the government has placed on Germany by ceasing to comply with US Russian sanctions and signing off on the opening of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
The only question is whether the German officials are paid enough by Washington to sacrifice the German economy for their own self-enrichment.
Of course, the US might return to the scene of its crime and finish off the line it missed, but this might finally provoke some retaliatory action from the Goody Two Shoes in the Kremlin.
On September 30, in the tailwind of Russia’s announcement that Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia would be annexed by Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky issued a renewed plea for Ukrainian membership in NATO.
The Ukrainian president made his case for membership by pointing out that “de facto, we have already made our way to NATO.” With that statement, he lifted up Russia’s claim that it is “now in a direct war with the U.S.” or, as Putin said on September 21, that Russia is fighting “the entire Western military machine.”
In other words, Zelensky’s request has further fed into Russian fears that Ukraine has already become a Western vassal. For Ukraine and its allies, it also highlighted, once again, that Kyiv is not a member of NATO. And, judging by the muted response from NATO leaders, that’s not going to change anytime soon.
President Joe Biden (D) said on a hot mic in Fort Myers, Florida, on Wednesday that “no one f***s with a Biden,” a remark that came hours after Russia and Saudi Arabia effectively did just that.
The United States national debt surpassed $31 trillion for the first time in history, according to data from the Treasury Department released on Monday.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday will host Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Pentagon for talks amidst signs of enhanced military engagement between the two countries.
Last week, Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was in the town meeting top officials of the Biden Administration, including Secretary of State Tony Blinken.
Bajwa will be accorded an “enhanced honour cordon” at the riverside entrance of the Pentagon by Austin following which the two will be holding a meeting on bilateral and regional issues.
America’s engagement with Pakistan, in particular with its military, has increased in recent months. Last month, the US announced a $450 million F-16 fighter jet sustenance package for Pakistan — a move that was widely speculated as retaliation of India’s reluctance to criticise Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
The F-16 package drew criticism from Indian external affairs minister S. Jaishankar, who called on the US to reflect on its relationship with Pakistan, and observed it ‘is not fooling anyone’ by claiming support for Pak’s F-16 was meant for counter-terrorism.
President Joe Biden (D) is reportedly preparing to ease sanctions on socialist Venezuela to allow a U.S. oil company to resume production there, which comes as OPEC announced early Wednesday that it would be significantly cutting oil production.
Ever since the Kiev regime’s actions in Donbass forced Russia’s hand in late February, the Neo-Nazi junta in power has been expecting nothing but full support. Anything less than that and one might as well be a “Kremlin bot”, “Russian troll” or any other Russophobic slur normalized by the mainstream propaganda machine.
This is precisely what happened to Elon Musk, the somewhat eccentric multibillionaire who has even supported the Kiev regime forces through his SpaceX Starlink network. And yet, all it took for the Kiev regime to accuse him of supposedly “supporting Russia” and even hurl insults at him was a tweet that Musk posted on October 3. The tweet boiled down to a four-point peace plan:
A fired police officer slaughtered at least 34 people, including at least two dozen children, in a shocking rampage Thursday at a Thailand daycare center before escaping, then killing himself amid a frantic manhunt, officials said.
The Defense Department announced Wednesday that the United States and its allies are planning to “expand their nations’ industrial base” for building bombs, rockets and artillery for the war with Russia in Ukraine.
In the name of “providing long-term support to Ukraine,” the world’s leading imperialist powers are massively escalating their wartime production of “ground-based long range fires, air defense systems, air-to-ground munitions.”
The New York Times called the announcement a “Turning Point for Allies Arming Ukraine” and a “sign that the United States and its allies believe that the fighting in Ukraine will last years.”
That same day, Washington announced plans to more than double the number of long-range HIMARS missile launchers sent to Ukraine. According to the Pentagon, the US will spend another $1.1 billion on arms shipments to the country.
These moves come as Russia has declared that it would recognize the independence of four Ukrainian territories partially under its control, in what is expected to be the prelude to their formal annexation on Friday.
On Monday, a series of attacks took place on the Nord Stream I and Nord Stream II pipelines, which have the capability of transferring natural gas from Russia to Germany. Ending the Nord Stream II pipeline project was a major goal of the United States in seeking to provoke a war with Russia.
It has been a normal couple of weeks for reporting on what is going on in Israel, which is to say that the bad things it has been doing have been carefully suppressed by the US government and the media. The Israelis continue their program to isolate, humiliate and terrify the Palestinians by destroying their civil and human rights organizations while also limiting foreigner access to the remaining Arab inhabited areas on the West Bank. Israeli Jews now routinely refer to all Palestinians as “terrorists” to justify the harsh measures used to steal their land and homes while also destroying their livelihoods.
The so-called Israel Defense Forces, whose Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim approves of his soldiers raping ‘attracting Gentile women’ as a way to keep up morale, are also continuing to kill Palestinians at an unprecedented rate and have covered-up the murder four months ago of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, admitting only that the woman was apparently killed by a soldier who claimed that he thought her to be an armed Arab rioter. No further action will be taken. A US State Department briefer accepted the verdict saying that the action “underscore[s] the importance of accountability in this case, such as policies and procedures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.”
Actually, the Israeli statement does no such thing as it lacks any accountability. The White House should have blocked the $3.3 billion gift that Israel gets every year from the US Treasury for starters. And the shoot-first policies by Israeli soldiers will continue, a position emphasized by Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who firmly rejected proposals to change the Army’s current rules of engagement which led to the Akleh killing, saying that he would not allow outsiders to “dictate our open-fire policies.”
Following Russia’s formal annexation of four Russian-occupied Ukrainian regions constituting fifteen percent of Ukraine’s territory and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree of full Russian military mobilization which will cause Ukrainian forces to be outnumbered and overwhelmed once they are deployed to Ukraine in December, the Ukrainian government appears to be growing increasingly desperate resorting to ever more extreme forms of information warfare to advance their objectives. Ukrainian forces have been attempting to retake as much lost territory in their current counteroffensive as possible before major Russian reinforcements arrive knowing this will be their last chance to do so before the momentum permanently shifts to the Russian Federation. While they have succeeded in recapturing 6-8% of Russian occupied territory during the past month, they have reportedly suffered heavy casualties, greatly reducing their ability to engage in future counteroffensives.
The meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Samarkand has prompted a geo-economic earthquake – as did President Putin’s subsequent announcement of a partial mobilisation and referenda in four oblasts (provinces) of Ukraine, which almost certainly will result in their lightening integration into Russia.
The aftershocks are being felt everywhere, but particularly in Washington and Brussels. All wait to see what happens next.
The West chose to leap upon Russia’s very limited Ukraine operation – the SMO (Special Militarily Operation) – to brand it: “an invasion of Ukraine”, which it was not (any more than Russian support in Syria constituted an invasion).
For, like its Syrian prototype, the SMO was crafted as the minimum of Russian military support that might provoke and catalyse a negotiated settlement along Minsk II lines. The perfect fit of the SMO to Russia’s Syria ‘footprint’ makes it clear — it was aimed to elicit a political settlement; one which so nearly occurred in Istanbul in March — until nixed by Britain and the US.
One may imagine, however, that in opting for such a restrictive posture, the Russian High Command may not have counted on Kiev’s willingness to throw so many of its soldiers’ lives into defending indefensible positions, or the abandonment by which the West would throw money and weapons at the Kiev forces.
It was not money and weapons alone: The West escalated its psyops deceptions to unheard-of heights of fantasy. It flooded the media with stories of the ‘invasions’ slow progress, claiming that this portrayed Russian weakness and failure.
All this taken together represents a crucial and deliberate choice of optics over real strategy, which has painted Washington into today’s dangerous corner.
Participation of almost 208,000 Sikhs in the Khalistan referendums held in four countries to demand the liberation of Indian Punjab show that Sikhs have accelerated their movement.
So far, four referendums have been held in UK, Geneva, Italy and Canada in which the Sikh community actively participated in a huge number and favoured an independent Khalistan.
The first Khalistan referendum was held on October 31, 2021 in the UK, in which 30,000 Sikhs participated. On December 10, last year, over 6,000 people took part in referendum in Geneva and in Italy 62,000 Sikhs participated on July 4, 2022 in referendum. But, the huge turnout for the Sikh referendum, organised by the pro-Khalistani advocacy group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) was held on September 18, this year in Brampton city-in the Canadian province of Ontario, which depicted that the issue of the Sikh independence movement is becoming a mainstream movement, as it was an unprecedented show of power, in which more than 110,000 Canadian Sikhs participated.
If you listened to Anthony Fauci or Rochelle Walensky in the early days of the Covid jab rollout, you heard how they all believed the “vaccines” were safe and effective for pregnant women or nursing mothers. They didn’t supply any data to back the claim, but they said the data they saw that nobody else was allowed to see allowed them to give the thumbs up.
We’ve seen a few studies showing the jabs can cause miscarriages. I consider a blessing on one hand that not many studies were conducted because more studies means more women and children harmed in the name of “science.” But the fact that they lied about the efficacy and safety of the drugs means the lack of studies likely aided in the perpetuation of their lie.
Lately, they haven’t been making the same claims. They haven’t come out and said the jabs are dangerous for pregnant women or nursing mothers, but other nations have recommended against them. On today’s episode of The JD Rucker Show, I devoted the 2nd segment to this topic and highlighted the two articles below.
It all started when the Kings discovered a page on the National 4-H program’s store website promoting “Peace, Love, Pride” — Pride being a month-long celebration for LGBTQ+ individuals — but no similar products for national holidays or celebrating things such as the national day of prayer.
“They were putting the 4-H clover over a rainbow flag and promoting that lifestyle over any other lifestyle,” King said. “And it’s not like they have an equal promotion for heterosexual kids or anything like that.”