Thought for the day

Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen notified Congress that the U.S. will reach its statutory debt limit next Thursday.

 

Yellen asked House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to suspend or increase the debt limit to be able to implement “extraordinary measures” to avoid default.

The U.S. government will hit the debt limit on Thursday. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says Congress needs to take steps now to avoid default

Imagine if a regular person only started "taking steps to avoid default" just 6 days before the deadline

— Genevieve Roch-Decter, CFA (@GRDecter) January 13, 2023

Treasury first used these measures in 1985 and they have been used approximately 16 times since. The extraordinary measures work as a band-aid to the true issue, and would probably run out, then putting the U.S. at risk of defaulting.

Treasury Secretary told McCarthy, that cash and these measures would be exhausted before June.

Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Jan 13 16:59

 A conservative group has claimed that the University of Pennsylvania’s Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement flouted rules governing non-profits — in part by giving the future president and his allies “no show” jobs, The Post has learned.

The previously little-known center was thrust into the national spotlight Monday with the revelation that classified documents dating from President Biden’s vice presidency were found at its Washington offices — ultimately leading to the appointment of special counsel Robert Hur to determine whether Biden or others in his orbit illegally mishandled records.

The America First Legal Foundation, led by former Trump White House official Stephen Miller, submitted an IRS Form 13909 complaint asking tax authorities to look into whether the center illicitly paid Biden and others for no work, among other possible violations.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 13 16:54

Every president probably stashes away classified documents. The chances of any president being successfully prosecuted for pilfering them are infinitesimal. Nevertheless, Joe Biden has engaged in the same behavior as Donald Trump — perhaps worse, since vice presidents are unable to declassify documents — and precedent and transparency, our very democracy, demanded that Attorney General Merrick Garland name a special counsel to investigate.

Right now, none of the rationalizations offered by the media for Biden’s actions over the past few days work anymore. When the story first broke, outlets stressed that one of the vital “distinctions” between the two incidents was that Biden was in possession of fewer documents than Trump. Biden aides, we learned, had been utterly shocked to discover only a “small number” of classified documents “locked” in the personal offices of the president’s “think tank” — as if the location or the number of documents, or the alleged lock, rather than the contents, were the most newsworthy aspect of the story.

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Posted on: Jan 13 16:30

Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna, announced the development of a new mRNA shot to treat patients suffering from heart failure.

In a statement released on Monday, the pharmaceutical company said it currently has 48 programs in development, including 36 programs that are currently being tested in clinical trials.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 13 16:22
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Posted on: Jan 13 16:20

More than a dozen House Democrats this week proposed an amendment to the Constitution to allow 16-year-olds to vote in an apparent attempt to make it easier to enact left-leaning policies like gun control and pro-environmental measures.

Democratic Rep. Grace Meng of New York introduced a resolution that would do away with the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, which allows U.S. citizens to vote if they are at least 18 years of age. The resolution would replace that with new language that says: "The right of citizens of the United States, who are sixteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age."

Meng hadn’t released a statement on her proposal by early Thursday afternoon. But she released a statement in the last Congress, indicating a belief that lowering the voting age by amending the Constitution would let younger people have a say on many of the positions supported by Democrats.

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Posted on: Jan 13 15:53

Members of the intelligence community, and censors at Twitter, stress that they just didn’t know the Hunter Biden laptop was real, so they erred on the side of caution. “It has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,” the infamous letter from 50 former officials said.

Now we know that was a lie.

The FBI already had Hunter’s laptop — it was handed over to them by the owner of a Delaware repair shop, the same man who would provide it to The Post nearly a year later.

It’s also increasingly obvious that the FBI had a heads up that the information was about to be published.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 13 15:40

Former and current Biden administration officials have reportedly blamed the National Archives for mishandling President Joe Biden’s classified documents stashed in three separate locations.

According to a Friday CNN report that cited “former and current administration officials and others familiar with the process,” the National Archives refused to treat then-Vice President Biden’s records with the “same high regard” as it did former President Obama’s records.

“While the National Archives sends staff members to the White House to gather files and papers of the President, they do not treat all vice presidential papers with the same high regard, officials said,” CNN reported.

“Staff members from the vice president’s office are often left to sort through papers themselves, officials say, rather than specialists from the Archives,” the report continued. “While classified documents hold the same level of secrecy for presidents, vice presidents and anyone with proper security clearance to handle them, officials say, it would be easier for papers outside the Oval Office to be mixed up or left behind.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 13 14:34

Twenty years of pausing global temperatures since 1998 are casting increasing doubt on the suggestion that human-produced carbon dioxide is causing a climate emergency and leading to runaway heating. Such doubt, of course, kicks away any justification for installing a Net Zero regime that is set to cause massive societal and economic dislocation. Needless to say, these concerns are nowhere to be seen in the end of year reporting of temperature trends that highlight increasingly improbable rises partly based on non-climate corruptions such as from nearby airport runways. All of this cherry-picking is taken from surface datasets that have removed a 1998-2012 standstill using retrospective upward adjustments.

In a recently published paper, Nicola Scafetta, a climate research scientist at the University of Naples, noted that the Met Office HadCRUT global dataset recorded warming of 0.03°C per decade during the hiatus years of 2000-2014. As Daily Sceptic has reported, there have been two retrospective adjustments of HadCRUT since then. In 2013, Scafetta noted that HadCRUT version 4 increased the warming to 0.08°C per decade. HadCRUT5 further adjusted the 2000-14 figure to supply warming of 0.14°C per decade, using, notes the science blog No Tricks Zone (NTZ), “the computer model-infilling method”.

Within the last decade, continues NTZ, the 2000-14 temperature trend has been changed from a pause to strong warming. “After all, when the data don’t fit the narrative, it is time to change the data,” concludes NTZ. All global surface datasets use similar measurements, and all have made recent upward adjustments to their global heating calculations.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA
Posted on: Jan 13 14:32
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Posted on: Jan 13 14:17
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Posted on: Jan 13 14:16
In the lame-duck session of Congress ahead of Republicans taking over the House after retaking control during the November midterms, the Democrat-controlled chamber included billions more dollars in a massive $1.7 trillion dollar ‘omnibus’ spending package to hire a small army of IRS agents and staff — 87,000, to be exact — over the next decade.
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Posted on: Jan 13 14:15

 US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene said on Friday that she and other House Republican lawmakers are preparing to move forward with an audit of US aid to Ukraine, an idea first proposed late last year before the House Republican majority took effect.

“We don’t even have committees filled yet but [Congressman Michael McCaul] and I are already preparing to move forward with the audit of Ukraine. No more blank checks to Ukraine,” Greene said via Twitter.

House Republicans are committed to transparency for US taxpayers, Greene added.

In November, Greene and several other House Republicans introduced a resolution to initiate an audit of funds appropriated by Congress to Ukraine. The measure failed during the “lame duck” session of the 117th Congress, but Greene vowed to reintroduce the idea in the new 118th Congress.

House Republicans now hold a majority in the lower chamber, with Speaker Kevin McCarthy having started the party’s mantra of ending “blank checks” from the US to Ukraine. McCarthy also backed the initial Ukraine aid audit proposal.

Tags: ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 13 14:15
Classified documents from President Joe Biden’s tenure as Vice President keep turning up — in places ranging from his office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement to the garage at his Wilmington home — and Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) has just four questions he wants answered.
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Posted on: Jan 13 13:36
Her voting rights group, Fair Fight Action, was ordered to pay $231,304 in fees to reimburse taxpayers after losing her lawsuit claiming that the 2018 election was stolen from her.
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Posted on: Jan 13 13:25
A new report revealed that the cancer death rate in the United States has gone down 33% since 1991, even as some concerns remain over rises in other cancers.
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Posted on: Jan 13 13:23
Chelmsford Public Library in Massachusetts canceled a local minister’s Pastor Story Hour event after pressure from residents.
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Posted on: Jan 13 13:22
A California mother filed a lawsuit against representatives of the school district that allegedly facilitated her daughter’s gender transition.
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Posted on: Jan 13 13:21
Generation Z is putting America’s future in peril thanks to their physical and mental fragility, a renowned professor is warning.
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Posted on: Jan 13 13:20
Former President Donald Trump’s business was ordered to pay the maximum penalty Friday after being convicted on multiple charges related to tax evasion last month.
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Posted on: Jan 13 13:19

A group of Sweden’s leading doctors has issued a warning to the public that Covid shots are “obviously dangerous” and called on governments worldwide to order an “immediate halt” on vaccinations.

Five of Sweden’s most senior doctors published a public statement in collaboration with Dr. Johan Eddebo, a researcher in digitalization and human rights.

The top medical experts are raising the alarm about the vaccines and urge that “thorough investigations” must be carried out to identify the true incidence and severity of adverse effects.

The doctors are members of the renowned bio-medico-legal network of Läkaruppropet.

They have called a conference in conjunction with the Swedish Doctors’ Appeal network that will be held on January 21-22 in Stockholm.

Its main focus will be on the consequences of the global politics surrounding COVID-19 and the effects of the vaccines.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, EUROPE, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 13 13:19

A group of 43 national security experts published an open letter on Jan. 11 criticizing news organizations and scientific publications that dismissed the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic might have been the result of a lab leak.

 

The letter is addressed “To the editors, authors, and contributors to major scientific, medical, and journalistic publications worldwide.” The addressees include The Lancet, Nature Medicine, The New York Times, and TIME magazine.

The letter was coordinated by the Vandenberg Coalition, and included signatures from House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), former U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger, and analysts from the Heritage Foundation, the Hudson Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and other security and foreign policy analysts.

“Leading scientific journals censored dissenting voices; many science writers at major news outlets promoted narratives or asserted conclusions unsubstantiated by evidence; reporters failed to make even cursory attempts at surfacing potential conflicts of interest of their sources,” the letter states.

“This served to hamper national and international policy discussions about how to mitigate against future pandemics of any origin—natural, accidental, or deliberate.”

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WMD
Posted on: Jan 13 13:18

The second essential step is to recognize how the spectacles of "news" and entertainment distract our attention from this erosion of basic rights.

Hierarchical power structures like city-states arose as problem-solving solutions, not just for the elites who benefited from the concentration of wealth and power but for the citizenry. This dynamic underpins the analysis presented in my recent book Global Crisis, National Renewal: when nation-states and global hierarchies no longer solve the key problems of their populaces, they dissolve and are replaced by some new arrangement.

It's easy to see how hierarchies benefit the leaders / elites at the top, but there's always a trade-off to the populace ceding power/control to elites: we will cede control over our lives in exchange for benefits we cannot gain by ourselves, starting with security from invasion and starvation, i.e. the existential threats posed by Nature and other human organizations.

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Posted on: Jan 13 13:17

A House Oversight Committee veteran said the delay in publicizing President Joe Biden’s retention of classified documents from his time as vice president amounts to election interference.

“The documents were allegedly discovered on Nov. 2. The midterms are on Nov. 8. To me, this is election interference by omission,” Mike Howell said in a Jan. 11 interview with The Epoch Times.

“Does anyone think if this had been President Trump or any other Republican, the news wouldn’t have been leaked immediately for political gain? We needn’t wonder—just look at all the affirmative updates, releases, and leaks in the Trump case,” he said in a Jan. 10 statement.

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Posted on: Jan 13 13:16

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order banning indoctrination and critical race theory (CRT) in the state after being sworn in as governor.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, on April 29, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Schools must “educate, not indoctrinate” students and that the state’s education policies need to “protect children and prepare them to enter the workforce,” according to the executive order, obtained by the Daily Caller.

CRT controversially teaches that America is fundamentally racist, promotes skin color as a person’s primary characteristic, and assigns moral fault to individuals—usually white people—solely based on their skin color.

CRT has been a controversial ideology meeting resistance from parents and communities across America, who argue that it teaches a distorted definition of what racism has traditionally meant.

Sanders’ executive order, signed Jan. 10, declares CRT “antithetical to the traditional American values of neutrality, equality, and fairness.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION
Posted on: Jan 13 13:16

A U.S. senator is questioning a top agency's public statements over safety signals for the COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), claimed in 2022 that safety monitoring revealed no “unexpected safety signals” for the vaccines.

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Aug. 6, 2020. (Toni Sandys-Pool/Getty Images)

But the results to which she was referring showed hundreds of safety signals, or adverse events potentially linked to the shots.

The Epoch Times obtained the results through a Freedom of Information Act after the CDC refused to release them.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is now wondering why the CDC expected so many signals after vaccination.

In a Jan. 10 letter citing The Epoch Times article on the results, Johnson demanded the CDC explain how it determined what is and is not an “unexpected safety signal.”

The American people have a right to know the extent to which your agency was aware of and tracked COVID-19 vaccine adverse events. Your lack of transparency is unacceptable. Without immediately providing complete and reliable information about COVID-19 vaccine adverse events, you are obstructing Congressional oversight and leaving the public in the dark,” added Johnson, who was stonewalled when he requested the monitoring results.

The CDC did not respond to a request for comment.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA
Posted on: Jan 13 13:15

How do you trust a government that continuously sidesteps the Constitution and undermines our rights? You can’t.

When you consider all the ways “we the people” are being bullied, beaten, bamboozled, targeted, tracked, repressed, robbed, impoverished, imprisoned and killed by the government, one can only conclude that you shouldn’t trust the government with your privacy, your property, your life, or your freedoms.

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Posted on: Jan 13 13:15