"Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman, and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness." -- John F. Kennedy
Global Foundries, Vermont's largest private employer, has warned employees of job cuts.
The multinational microchip manufacturer may be laying off some of its workers. They sent a memo out warning of cuts to its roughly 15,000 employees around the world.
It is unclear if any of the more than 2,000 Vermonters working in its Essex Junction plant will be let go.
“Based on the current macroeconomic environment, we are taking a very disciplined, proactive approach to contain costs and accelerate our planned productivity initiatives,” the company said in a statement. “Like many in our industry and across the technology sector, we too, are initiating a hiring freeze and taking a set of focused actions to selectively reduce our workforce.”
According to the survivalist website Survivalfreedom.com, the upper Midwest, Maine, West Texas, and several small pockets, typically in places with few populations, are where you can take shelter during a nuclear war in the US.
Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, said in a statement Tuesday evening that she decided not to attend her father’s presidential announcement at Mar-a-Lago because she does not want to be involved in politics anymore.
“The files appear to be a sample of the data that we earlier determined was accessed by the criminal. We expect the criminal to continue to release files on the dark web,” the company said in a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
Contraction of military might and capabilities has always been one of the indicators of decline among global powers and the United States is certainly no exception. Ironically enough, one of the very reasons why this becomes inevitable is precisely the overreliance of superpowers on their militaries. Putting too much emphasis on the armed forces, overextending their use and investing excessive resources in them nearly always ends badly. There are numerous historical parallels that prove this, some of which happened relatively recently.
For instance, the USSR’s deeply traumatic experience during the Second World War when tens of millions of its citizens were killed during the Nazi German onslaught made it more militarized in the postwar period as the country tried to ensure no such attack would happen ever again. However, this approach was one of the very reasons for the Soviet Union’s unfortunate dismantling as its economic might was essentially hijacked by the military. This eventually led to systemic problems which resulted in the disintegration of the country. Modern-day Russian Federation corrected that mistake by focusing on the economy and maintaining optimal military power.
It now seems the US military is going through a state not dissimilar to what the massive Soviet Armed Forces were going through during the late 1980s and early 1990s. This was also confirmed by a top American military commander who has warned that the might of the US military deterrent is fading and that “America might not be adequately prepared for a large-scale military engagement.”
Video reportedly showing the detention of Ukrainian saboteurs by Russian security forces was shared by the Russian media.
According to the local reports, the incident took place on November 14 near the Russian city of Belgorod. Two saboteurs came to Russia under the guise of refugees. the militants were captured on their way to the Kursk region, where they were going to carry out a terrorist attack at the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant.
The saboteur Tokarev Andrey Igorevich was interrogated:
– How many people were there?
– Where did you come from?
– Refugees from Ukraine.
– Where were you going?
– Kursk region.
– What is your goal, why did you go there?
– Blow up a nuclear power plant.
This is not the first attempt of the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist attack on the Russian NPP.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN he had no information about Tuesday’s incident in eastern Poland.
"Unfortunately I don’t have any information on that," CNN quoted Peskov as saying.
Poland’s Radio Zet reported on Tuesday with reference to unofficial sources that two missiles hit grain dryers in the village of Przewodow in eastern Poland’s Lublin Voivodeship, close to the border with Ukraine. According to the report, two people were killed in the incident. The report makes no mention of the origin of those missiles.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the Russian military had performed no strikes targeting the Ukrainian-Polish border zone. "The wreckage published by Polish mass media from the scene in Przewodow have no relation to Russian firepower," the ministry said in a statement.
Webmaster addition: As it turns out, below you will find an article that reports the missile that fell on Poland was an S-300 ... fired by Ukraine.
The U.S. Justice Department has informed the Israeli government that the FBI will investigate the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Palestinian American journalist who was shot during an Israeli raid in May. The announcement comes shortly after elections were held in the United States and Israel.
“Such an investigation is highly unusual and could lead to a U.S. request to investigate the soldiers who were involved in the operation — a request Israel would almost certainly reject,” wrote Barak Ravid, who first reported the story for Axios. “The investigation could also lead to tensions between the Biden administration and the Israeli government.”
On Twitter Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has already declared that Israel will not cooperate with any outside probe.
Today (Tuesday) marks the largest Russian bombardment of Ukraine with precision guided missiles and drones. The Ukrainian equivalent of the Pentagon reported was struck in Kiev. And Western media now is reporting frantically that Russia fired a missile at a target in Poland. Russia denies it vehemently and initial pictures of the “device” that landed in Poland appear to show a S-300 anti-air defense missile.
The big unanswered question is whether this was an error, i.e., Ukraine fired at incoming Russian missiles and the S-300 missed its target and fell inside Polish territory, or was it an attempt to manufacture a false flag, i.e., blame Russia for firing the missile and create a pretext to invoke Article 5 of the NATO treaty and bring the rest of NATO into the war to stop Russia. The jury is still out.
The picture below shows first, one of the fragments of the S-300 that landed in Poland with a bang, and second, a fully intact S-300 rocket.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has issued a serious warning about the future of the Russian conflict after President Vladimir Putin’s missiles struck neighbouring Poland.
Two Polish residents were killed when suspected wayward missiles hit the village of Przewodow, with the strike marking the first time a nation outside of Ukraine has been directly affected by the war.
President Zelensky labelled the Russian strikes a “significant escalation” in President Putin’s illegal invasion and warned that if more countries did not join the fight against Russia, the desolation would spread.
Two Russian missiles hit the Polish town of Przewodów located near the border with Ukraine on Tuesday, killing two Poles according to reports. Poland is a NATO ally, and a staunch supporter of Ukraine as its neighbor defends itself from Russia’s invasion.
As the world edges closer to nuclear World War III over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Joe Biden tersely refused a reporter’s question about the reported Russian missile strike on Poland Tuesday that killed two Poles in a farm town on the border with Ukraine.
After Dave Chappelle’s appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, wherein he said Ye is right about the Jewish domination of the entertainment industry, Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, called for Chappelle to be shut down.
The aggressive Jew Greenblatt claimed that Chappelle had hurt Jewish feelings by talking about Jewish political and cultural power, saying that hearing that Jews control Hollywood “traumatizes” Jewish people. Greenblatt demanded that more people care about the hurt feelings of the Jews.
More than 150 Chinese-born scientists who did U.S. taxpayer-funded military research at the fabled Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are now back home working in China, in some cases, helping develop weapons.
A Black artist posted flyers that said “white only” and depicted a noose, saying they were part of a political act and marketing campaign for her new exhibition.
Images of the flyers, which have popped up in Boystown and Hyde Park in recent days, went viral online, with some speculating a hate group was to blame and others saying the image angered and upset them. Hyero, the artist behind the flyers, said she makes no apologies for her provocative marketing methods.
Hyero, 23, of the western suburbs, said the flyers are part of marketing for “YTs Only,” an art show at OMWP Studios, 2113 W. Armitage Ave. The show opens 7 p.m. Friday and runs throughout the weekend.