Thought for the day

"Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel." -- John Quinton, American actor/writer

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Canada is betting big on immigration to fill the gap in its economy left by aging Baby Boomers leaving the workforce - but not everyone is on board with bringing in so many people from abroad.

Earlier this month, the federal government announced an aggressive plan to take in 500,000 immigrants a year by 2025, with almost 1.5 million new immigrants coming to the country over the next three years.

This plan would see Canada welcome about eight-times the number of permanent residents each year - per population - than the UK, and four-times more than its southern neighbour, the United States.

But a recent poll shows that there is also anxiety about welcoming in so many newcomers.

Posted on: Nov 22 08:10

The new CEO of FTX is being paid a whopping $1,300 per hour to clean up the collapsed cryptocurrency firm.

John Ray III took over the bankrupt firm on November 11 after founder Sam Bankman-Fried stepped down amid losing billions of dollars. 

While FTX is bankrupt, paying top employees high salaries appears to be the only way to save the company after Bankman-Fried supposedly lent and lost billions in clients' money to Alameda Research without their knowledge or permission. 

Posted on: Nov 22 08:10

The collapse of cryptocurrency giant FTX has revealed an intricate web of donations and connections to the country's political establishment — Democrats and Republicans, regulators and academics — centered around the company's now-bankrupt founder, Sam Bankman-Fried.

This extensive network, held together through political donations and personal relationships, exposes potential conflicts of interest in the coming investigations into Bankman-Fried and has raised questions about whether the former crypto mogul will be held accountable for alleged wrongdoing.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), for example, has been pictured meeting with Bankman-Fried on multiple past occasions, both smiling with their arms around each other. She also traveled in April to the Bahamas, where FTX is based and Bankman-Fried lives, to discuss cryptocurrency among other agenda items. In December, she appeared to blow a kiss at Bankman-Fried as he was leaving the Capitol building after testifying before Congress.

Last week, Waters announced the House Financial Services Committee, which she chairs, will hold a bipartisan hearing next month to investigate the collapse of FTX and the broader consequences for the digital assets marketplace.

Posted on: Nov 22 08:09

Manhattan's woke DA is said to be restarting a legal probe into Donald Trump over a hush-money payment made to a porn star who claims she had a one-night stand with the ex-president.

Alvin Bragg is said to be probing whether the illegal $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, made shortly before the 2016 presidential election, could be tied to Trump.

It was made by the president's former fixer Michael Cohen to try and silence Daniels' claims of a one night stand in 2006, when Trump's third wife Melania was pregnant with their son Barron, now 16.

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Posted on: Nov 22 08:08

You could soon be having your morning video call on Twitter, if new CEO Elon Musk has his way. At a meeting with staff at Twitter's San Francisco HQ on Monday, Musk presented several features that he wants to introduce to Twitter going forward, according to The Verge. These include end-to-end encryption to direct messages (DMs) – a feature that's already on chat apps WhatsApp and Signal – as well as voice and video calling.

Posted on: Nov 22 08:06

Tanjug/AP Photo/ Bernat Armangue

Tanjug/AP Photo/ Bernat Armangue

The war in Ukraine offers an opportunity for Western and Eastern companies to offer arms to the warring parties through their respective governments. Ukraine receives weapons from the West, and the US is the most active supplier. Countries from Europe and NATO member countries are also actively involved in arms supply corridors.

Russia, on the other hand, which no longer has access to Western technology due to sanctions, is also looking for arms suppliers. So far, deliveries of "doom bombs" from North Korea and kamikaze drones from Iran are known.

Iran is the reason that made Israel talk about supplying weapons to Ukraine. In its article, Military Monitoring writes about the meeting between the Israeli ambassador in Moscow, Alexander Ben Zvi, and the deputy head of the Russian diplomatic service, Mikhail Bogdanov.

Israel has issued an ultimatum to Russia, if Moscow does not stop buying Iranian weapons, be it drones or missiles, Jerusalem will seriously consider supplying Kyiv with high-precision ballistic missiles. Israeli media also wrote about this ultimatum, and it was widely discussed on the Israeli TV channel Kan-11.

Posted on: Nov 22 08:05

Liberal Dystopia: Washington DC To VASTLY Reduce Criminal Penalties Despite Rising Crime

Explain this one, please. D.C. is about to REDUCE the penalties for certain crimes even as crime explodes in the nation's capital.

The effort to overhaul the criminal code in D.C. has been in the works for a long time. It has been happening since 2006, according to many estimates. However, Democrats and liberals of all stripes are now closer than ever before to realizing their wild plan.

In 2021, politicians begin putting forward their final grand plan.

The DC Police, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other significant organizations warned against going forward with this plan, but Democrats in D.C. ignored them and approved the plan anyway. It is a 450-page piece of legislation that will be one of the most significant changes to the criminal justice system in D.C. history.

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Posted on: Nov 22 08:03

Prosecutors and relatives of one of the alleged co-conspirators and Nazi fanatics that plotted to blow up a string of Manhattan synagogues said he is Jewish - and his grandfather is a Holocaust survivor.

Matthew Mahrer, 22, was recently arrested with Christopher Brown, 21, when the pair hatched a plan to attack members of New York's Jewish community before their scheme was foiled.

Stuart Rubenstein, Maher's grandfather a Holocaust survivor appeared shocked by the disturbing news of his grandson. He said he 'never figured he [his grandson] would get involved in something like this,' The Daily News reported. 

Posted on: Nov 22 08:02

A University of Washington Medical Center professor said there should be laws preventing children from getting tattoos - despite previously signing a declaration that kids should receive sex-change treatments if they want them.

Dr. Cora Breuner, a professor and pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital, was commenting on a case involving Crystal Thomas, a New York woman who was arrested after allowing her 10-year-old son to get a tattoo.

Though tattoos are illegal in New York for people under 18, other states do not ban them if parents give consent.

Posted on: Nov 22 08:02

Sen.-elect John Fetterman's wife Gisele said the 'right-wing hates women' after she was criticized for accompanying her husband to Capitol Hill for orientation last week.

'The right-wing hates women. They especially hate strong women, and I think that's what you're seeing,' Gisele Fetterman told The New Republic in an interview published Monday. 

The second lady of Pennsylvania - or 'SLOP,' as she refers to herself - stepped in when her husband suffered a stroke just days before the Pennsylvania Senate primary in May, becoming a national political figure almost overnight. 

Posted on: Nov 22 08:01

It only took them 769 days.

CBS News said Monday that it confirmed the authenticity of data from Hunter Biden’s former laptop — more than two years after The Post first revealed its contents — as the first son’s lawyer complained he didn’t “consent” to the release.

The laptop links President Biden to his son Hunter and brother Jim Biden’s foreign influence-peddling, but high-ranking former spy agency officials claimed before the 2020 election it was likely Russian disinformation and the story was censored by Twitter and Facebook.

Most news outlets ignored the laptop’s contents until recently. CBS’s report follows belated verification of the laptop in March by the Washington Post and New York Times.

CBS correspondent Catherine Herridge reported that she received a copy of Hunter Biden’s hard drive from former Delaware computer repairman John Paul Mac Isaac, and that Minnesota computer scientists led by former Secret Service computer crimes expert Mark Lanterman said the files appeared legitimate.

Posted on: Nov 22 07:55

A black ops cyber-attack launched by the U.S. and Israel on an Iranian nuclear facility unleashed malware with unforeseen consequences. The Stuxnet virus infiltrated its pre-determined target only to spread its infection outward, ultimately exposing systemic vulnerabilities that threatened the very safety of the planet. Delve deep into the burgeoning world of digital warfare in this documentary thriller from Academy Award® winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.

Webmaster addition: Very long but worth it, this documentary explores the sabotage of Iran's nuclear facilities led to a world-wide calamity!

Posted on: Nov 22 07:52

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

In this file picture, new-generation Iranian centrifuges are displayed during the National Nuclear Energy Day in Tehran, Iran, on April 10, 2021. (By Reuters)

Iran has started enriching uranium to the purity level of 60% at its Fordow nuclear facility, following the recent resolution that the US and the European troika initiated at the UN nuclear agency’s Board of Governors to mount pressure on the Islamic Republic.

Tehran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of its decision via a letter. It described the move as a strong message to the recent anti-Iran resolution passed by the IAEA’s Board of Governors.

Iran also installed two new IR2M and IR4 cascades at the Natanz and Fordow facilities, which have now reached the stage prior to the injection of uranium gas into centrifuges. This means that Iran has practically imitated uranium enrichment by means of the new cascades, and the process will finish within the next few days.


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Posted on: Nov 22 07:50

This is an Audio file of a 1993 article from New Yorks only Black Daily Newspaper that exposes the ADL and explains why they have no moral authority to demand anything of Kyrie Irving. It describes the domestic spying and media smear activities they were caught and fined for doing on organizations such as the Black United Fund, NAACP, Nation of Islam etc. Why would they blame Kyrie for tweeting what Jeff Bezos" Amazon is selling.


Posted on: Nov 22 07:46

Bill Gates and Stephen Richer giving an election update

Arizona ballots that couldn’t be counted due to broken machines were mingled in some locations with already tabulated ballots, according to the Elections Integrity Unit of Arizona’s attorney general’s office. State officials listed numerous ways Maricopa County, Arizona, election officials failed to properly segregate, count, tabulate, tally, and transport ballots during the midterm 2022 elections, which likely resulted in significant disenfranchisement of Election Day voters.

In a letter sent to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office by Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright, the Elections Integrity Unit of Arizona’s attorney general’s office notified the county that they had “received hundreds of complaints since Election Day pertaining to issues related to the administration of the 2022 General Election” and as a result, are demanding Maricopa County election officials provide answers for the chaos, confusion, and mismanagement of the voting process in a report to be submitted on or before Nov. 28, when Maricopa must send its official canvass to the secretary of state for certification.

The complications raised in the letter include issues with the configuration settings of ballot-on-demand printers at 60-plus voting locations in the county, “which appeared to have resulted in ballots that were unable to be read by on-site ballot tabulator.” In sworn statements provided to the attorney general’s office, numerous Maricopa election workers claimed that the printers in question experienced no problems when tested the day before the election on Nov. 7.

Posted on: Nov 22 07:45

Kari Lake clapping standing outside at campaign event

Even though the Arizona governor’s race has been called in favor of Katie Hobbs, Hobbs’ opponent Kari Lake has not conceded and vote counting and vote correcting are still happening.

As has been reported (in mainly conservative media), many voters were turned away on Election Day because of broken printers or given provisional ballots that wouldn’t be counted. Furthermore, many ballots were not counted because of a non-matching signature or some mistake in filling out the ballot. This means voters are being contacted about their ballot being rejected and given a chance to correct or “cure” it. The window for doing this just ended on Nov. 17.

Considering how laughably convoluted this process is, along with its many vulnerabilities to fraud and error, it’s more than understandable to see why Lake, someone projected to win big and who faced a meek candidate who refused to debate her or even do much campaigning, refuses to give up. The glacially slow counting, the numerous malfunctioning printers and ballot machines, and the recent history of gross irregularities from the previous election all give ample reason for suspicion. There’s also the added wrinkle of Hobbs refusing to recuse herself from the role of supervising the election — somehow this didn’t constitute a conflict of interest.

Posted on: Nov 22 07:44

High-fashion brand Balenciaga is facing backlash for an ad campaign that features photos of child models holding teddy bears dressed in bondage gear; the brand also used an image of a Supreme Court opinion in a child pornography case as a prop promoting a handbag.

The photographer for the ad campaign, Gabriele Galimberti, said the images were part of a project series called "Toy Stories," according to his Instagram page. The images, which now appear to be mostly scrubbed from the global brand’s website, sparked outrage from conservative activists.

Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, a conservative women’s rights group, called the images "exploitive propaganda."



Posted on: Nov 22 07:42

In 2010, the Hubble Space Telescope captured several images of the Abell 370 galaxy cluster. In itself, that's hardly a groundbreaking feat. But a team of astronomers systematically reviewing archival Hubble images discovered something incredible in those images: an image of an infant supernova that exploded some 11.5 billion years ago, taken just hours after the star's death.

The team, led by postdoctoral researcher Wenlei Chen of the University of Minnesota, was looking for gravitationally lensed, transient events, and that's exactly what the supernova is. It's hidden behind Abell 370, but because light bends around the galaxy cluster due to its gravitational force — an effect known as gravitational lensing — we can actually see it from our vantage point, albeit in a warped manner.


Posted on: Nov 22 07:40

Twitter boss Elon Musk has lifted another ban on Project Veritas, a right-leaning investigative journalism organization.

Last year, Twitter restricted the organization after allegedly posting a video showing Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen appearing to admit that the social media giant constructed a platform that was designed to freeze commenting when so-called hate speech or violence was detected by algorithms, but without actually confirming the speech was violent or hateful.

Project Veritas’ reinstatement was noted by Alex Lorusso, who is the executive producer of “The Benny Report” on Newsmax TV, who himself was recently reinstated to Twitter.

Webmaster addition: And the liberals' heads start to explode!