Thought for the day

"We can have democracy or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of the few. We cannot have both." -- US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

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It apparently took a slew of criticism for the owners of Blond Amsterdam, artists Femque van Geffen and Janneke Dröge, to recognize that they had made a faux pas. However, perhaps the word ‘recognize’ is not appropriate here because I am not sure they understand the problem.

They realized it was a problem, a business problem if not an ethical one (for them) when Twitter lit up complaining about their cynical misuse of the image of Anne Frank on their new line of crockery. There she was, smiling out from a cereal bowl, with her famous red diary in hand and matching rosy red cheeks. In case the diary was not enough to identify the girl, her name was written in large letters above her.

And there Anne Frank sat, among windmills, clogs, skates, tulips, the chocolate sprinkles the Dutch put on their toast, pancakes, and cheese. Anne Frank -- sold as a symbol of Holland. Ironic, noted Maartje Jansma in a Tweet, given that the Franks applied for Dutch citizenship in 1939 and were rejected.

Webmaster addition: Redefining "tacky."

Posted on: Dec 09 08:39

Jewish overlord Jonathan Greenblatt of the Israeli lobbying group “Anti-Defamation League” sat for a very uncomfortable interview with black radio show The Breakfast Club on Wednesday, and made some astonishing statements.

The interview’s money shot was when Charlemagne tha God asked him if taking all of Ye’s wealth doesn’t prove the exact thing Ye was saying, and Greenblatt answered:

The insidious nature of anti-Semitism, and these trope about power, is that Kanye can say these things – “Jews have all the power, they’re controlling everything” – and if we don’t get him, if we don’t deal with that, the myth spreads.

One is truly left without words here.

Greenblatt is admitting that the Jews absolutely have the power to take everything away from the richest black man in history when he says “we” have to “get him.” But the reason Jews need to “get him” is that he is spreading a “myth” about the Jewish ability to get him.

What these statements prove is that Greenblatt is totally unwilling to begin the conversation that we are demanding. We are no longer asking for a conversation about Jewish control of everything. Everyone sees that, and it simply is not deniable at this point. What we need to talk about is the way the Jews use this incredible power they hold over American, Christian society.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:38

It was a controversial headline that made the news, and now we’re finally hearing from Alex Jones. Read on to learn more about what he said during the epic interview with Steven Crowder.

The podcast starts by talking about several things, including transgender issues. Crowder details what testosterone does to benefit people, such as helping with healing from bone injuries. He goes on to point out the behavioral benefits, too.

The podcast discusses controversial topics, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Hunter Biden laptop. They hilariously reference testosterone levels throughout the podcast. Then, they finally brought on Alex Jones. You can fast forward to the fifty-minute mark to see this podcast portion.

It starts with Ye’s controversial statements saying he loves Jewish people and Nazis, and Hitler. He further states that the facts of the Holocaust are inaccurate. This interview appeared on InfoWars on December 1.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:37

 No contaminated food, beverage, medicine, or vaccination has ever been more deadly or caused more fatalities than the Wuhan virus jabs. Instead of reducing the surge of sudden deaths, the Fauci Flu injections have increased the surge of sudden deaths, and a government report PROVES the spike-protein-prion injections are to blame. As many Americans have died by lethal injection (Coronavirus vaccines) — that’s 6 million, in just the past two years — as Jews who died in the Holocaust. Are the Covid vaccines the new gas chambers?

It’s time to take an in-depth look at the secretive CDC report that reveals the statistics of the gene-mutation, vascular-clogging Covid death stabs. Pfizer-Gate is no conspiracy theory. Americans are dying at warp speed and hardly a vaccinated soul has any idea what’s really going on.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:36

Attorneys representing the Missouri and Louisiana AGs in their case against the government have uncovered that the State Department was funding fact checkers possibly in the US.

TGP reported over the weekend that the FBI and DOJ were working with Big Tech to target conservatives.  This was recently confirmed, although we have suspected this of taking place for years.

The Gateway Pundit readers know that The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft is a co-Plaintiff, along with several doctors and a Louisiana news outlet, in Missouri and Louisiana lawsuit against the Biden Administration.  The AGs of Missouri and Louisiana are suing the Biden Administration (Missouri, et al, v. Biden, et al), the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the DOJ, Jen Psaki, Anthony Fauci, Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, and other federal agents and agencies for colluding with Big Tech to censor Americans all across the nation.

That lawsuit, the most important First Amendment lawsuit in America in the past 60 years, has turned into a barn burner – but the good guys are actually winning this time.

In October, a Federal Judge ruled that even before the court decides the government’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, Anthony Fauci and a number of other clowns, including former State Department Daniel Kimmage must sit for depositions and spill their guts.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:36

Someone has been attacking power plants all over the country, and federal authorities are trying to determine who it is.  In recent days, we have seen significant sabotage on both the east and west coasts, and so it can’t just be one individual that is responsible.  During the first eight months of this year, there were a total of 106 attacks on the electrical grid in the United States, and that represents the highest number ever recorded in a single year.  Hopefully authorities will be able to get to the bottom of this mystery, because winter will soon officially begin.  If power goes out in your neck of the woods for an extended period of time during the months ahead, what will you do?

Nobody is trying to claim that the string of attacks that we have been witnessing is “accidental”, and ABC News is reporting that “federal authorities are investigating” this very disturbing trend…

Posted on: Dec 09 08:35

Today it was confirmed who the real Jack Dorsey, the former CEO of Twitter, really is.  We knew it all the time. 

For years The Gateway Pundit knew Twitter was censoring and shadow-banning The Gateway Pundit account.  In the lead-up to the 2016 Election, TGP could tell how much impact an article had based on the number of retweets it had.  We knew instantly if an article was getting a little or a lot of attention.

Then towards the end of 2016 before the election things changed with the number of tweets that articles were receiving.  Articles were suddenly not going viral.

This was back in 2016.

By the end of 2017, the TGP Twitter traffic had fallen significantly.  We knew something was going on.

But no matter what we knew and saw, Jack Dorsey at Twitter declared to the world that Twitter was not shadow-banning individual accounts.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:33

The second installment of Elon Musk’s so-called “Twitter Files” was released on Thursday night.

Reporter Bari Weiss is live-tweeting the release of the documents online.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:33

As TGP’s Cristina Laila reported earlier — Project Veritas on Wednesday released undercover video of a Dean of Students bragging about teaching “queer sex” to minors and giving them butt plugs to play with.

Joseph Bruno, Dean of Students at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago told an undercover PV journalist that the coolest part of his job is watching minor students play with butt plugs and show interest in various sex toys.

“So, I’ve been the Dean for four years. During Pride — we do a Pride Week every year — I had our LGBTQ+ Health Center come in [to the classroom]. They were passing around butt-plugs and dildos to my students — talking about queer sex, using lube versus using spit,” Bruno said.

“They’re just, like, passing around dildos and butt-plugs. The kids are just playing with ‘em, looking at ‘em…They’re like, ‘How does this butt-plug work? How do we do – like, how does this work?’ That’s a really cool part of my job,” he said.

Bruno also said the school brought in a drag queen to pass out cookies and take photos with the children.

On Thursday school officials sent out a notice to parents saying they were in full support of the dean who promoted butt plugs to kiddies.

Webmaster addition: School sure isn't like what it was when I was a student!!!

Posted on: Dec 09 08:31

Joe Biden’s Climate Envoy John Kerry on Thursday joined Washington Post Live to discuss the US’s ‘climate agenda.’

John Kerry owns mansions and travels via private jets but he is here to lecture us mere mortals on the virtues of sacrificing modern comforts to ‘save the planet.’

Kerry said, “it would be great if there were some” U.S. taxpayer money to pay other countries climate reparations.

“Is there going to have to be US taxpayer money that helps the United States, presumably the United States is going to have to be one of the nations that contributes to…” Washington Post editor Sally Buzbee asked John Kerry.

“It would be great if it were some, I mean the United States of America proudly is the largest humanitarian donor in the world,” John Kerry said.

Webmaster addition: Except when it comes to its own citizens, like homeless veterans.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:30

The Bidens funneled $1.8 billion to Ukraine while Hunter bagged sweet deal with Burisma. (Breitbart)

The US Defense Bill passed the House today in a 350-80 vote. 176 Republicans voted for the bill. Thirty-five Republicans voted against the bill.

The bill included debt relief for Ukraine so they can continue to wage war against Russia.

The US has given over $60 billion to Ukraine since March 2022.

The US has proposed to give over $100 billion to Ukraine this year.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:29

Recent developments in the Brittany Higgins lawsuit – Australia’s most infamous #MeToo case – have cast a very unflattering light on the way the #MeToo movement and its supporters operate. 

Last week, it became clear for the first time that the movement has turned Ms Higgins into a traumatized victim, who it continues to exploit – while, at the same time, seriously besmirching the integrity of the Australian Capital Territory legal system.

This is hardly surprising – Higgins is not the first #MeToo complainant to be irreversibly damaged by the demands of the movement, and activists and supporters have always shown blatant contempt for due process and the rule of law.

Higgins’ downward spiral began in early 2021, when she sensationally claimed in media interviews that a fellow political staffer in Parliament House in Canberra had raped her after a night of excessive drinking two years earlier. Higgins was immediately feted by the #MeToo movement and its zealous advocates in the media and enlisted her in their political campaign to destroy the conservative Morrison government. 

Posted on: Dec 09 08:28

Russian deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov warned NATO was "playing with fire" by providing weapons shipments to Ukraine in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Thursday.

"NATO members are increasingly and directly involved in this conflict. Their support for Kyiv is now much more diversified than it was a few months ago. This is a reflection of Washington’s intentional policy, obediently pursued by the Europeans, of escalating the conflict. They are playing with fire. The risks are soaring," said Ryabkov.

The deputy foreign minister stressed that Western countries are expanding weapons deliveries to Ukraine, including "heavier, longer-range weapons."

Posted on: Dec 09 08:21

Newsom continues to take all of the credit for falling gas prices in his state, but that hasn’t stopped him from slamming oil companies as much as he can.

Even though his family has ties to oil companies, he’s quick to blame everything he can on them. Now, he will do whatever it takes, even if it leads to another fuel shortage.

Breitbart reports, “The plan, which Newsom termed a “price gouging penalty,” would see the state establish a maximum profit margin on oil refiners and issue civil penalties for excess profits. Any revenue generated would be put into a “Price Gouging Penalty Fund” and sent back to Californians.”

The news source goes on to say, “But Newsom’s proposal leaves blank the key sticking points, including the specific profit ceiling and penalty rates. Those questions will be central to a heated debate in Sacramento this winter that will test the newly seated Legislature’s resolve in opposing one of the state’s top lobbying interests.”

Posted on: Dec 09 08:17

ICE has determined that there are some better alternatives to detentions.

One such option is letting illegal immigrants use a GPS tracking system on their phones, such as an ankle monitor or GPS tracker. However, they continue to lie to Americans about the number of illegal immigrants they let go. It’s not a tiny lie, either.

The Daily Caller says, “ICE disclosed privately to participants of a closed-door event about the agency’s “Alternatives to Detention” Thursday, attended by ICE Director Tae Johnson along with several agency officials and non-profits, that 8,118 illegal immigrants are monitored with GPS tracking through the program as of November 14. According to The Daily Caller, this number is misrepresented by about 600%. Publicly, however, ICE says on its website that GPS monitors 56,805 illegal immigrants as of November 19.”

Posted on: Dec 09 08:16

After nearly a week's delay on the second installment of "THE TWITTER FILES" - Twitter's internal correspondence surrounding their decision to censor the New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop story - Journalist Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) has begun releasing more information via Twitter.

The second installment - which was released days after Musk fired former deputy General Counsel James Baker for 'filtering' the first release, is titled: "Twitter's Secret Blacklists"


2. Twitter once had a mission “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.” Along the way, barriers nevertheless were erected.

3. Take, for example, Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) who argued that Covid lockdowns would harm children. Twitter secretly placed him on a “Trends Blacklist,” which prevented his tweets from trending.

4. Or consider the popular right-wing talk show host, Dan Bongino (@dbongino), who at one point was slapped with a “Search Blacklist.”

5. Twitter set the account of conservative activist Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) to “Do Not Amplify.”

7. What many people call “shadow banning,” Twitter executives and employees call “Visibility Filtering” or “VF.” Multiple high-level sources confirmed its meaning.

8. “Think about visibility filtering as being a way for us to suppress what people see to different levels. It’s a very powerful tool,” one senior Twitter employee told us.

9. “VF” refers to Twitter’s control over user visibility. It used VF to block searches of individual users; to limit the scope of a particular tweet’s discoverability; to block select users’ posts from ever appearing on the “trending” page; and from inclusion in hashtag searches.

10. All without users’ knowledge.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:10

A continuing cold blast across Europe, something we pointed out at the first of the month was forecasted to happen, has led to higher energy prices and drawn down NatGas inventories. 

We explained on Dec. 1 that a weather phenomenon known as a "Greenland blocking" event would pour cold Arctic air over Europe in the first half of the month.


Latest forecasts via Bloomberg show average temperatures across Northwest Europe are expected to continue sliding well below a 30-year trendline to around 27 degrees Fahrenheit by Dec. 18. 

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Posted on: Dec 09 08:07

If there is one point on which there should be no political parsing, no legal jockeying, and no disagreement, it is this: for anyone to advocate terminating or suspending the Constitution is tantamount to a declaration of war against the founding principles of our representative government and the rule of law.

Then again, one could well make the case that the Constitution has already been terminated after years on life support, given the extent to which the safeguards enshrined in the Bill of Rights—adopted 231 years ago as a means of protecting the people against government overreach and abuse—have been steadily chipped away at, undermined, eroded, whittled down, and generally discarded with the support of Congress, the White House, and the courts.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:06

A new study has found both feces and vomit-inducing pathogens all over the surfaces of self-service checkout kiosks.

British scientists took swabs from every day items touched by multiple people - and found thousands of bacteria on the frequently used payment machines, according to Study Finds.

Present on nearly all surfaces was E. Coli, while fecal bacteria and microbes associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs) were also found on the self-service screens.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:05

I don’t desire a future for humanity like the ones imagined by our culturally designated future-imaginers. I don’t want humans living in Elon Musk Mars colonies or Jeff Bezos space cylinders. I don’t want us to fly out into the stars, to disappear into virtual reality universes, or to move away from our humanness by becoming cybernetic organisms.

Not yet anyway. Not for a long time. Not until we’ve done what we need to do here first.

Have you ever noticed that most books, shows and movies set in the future tend to depict a humanity that’s more technologically advanced than our own, but thinks and behaves in basically the same way? In the average sci-fi story people are still waging wars, still fighting, conquering, subjugating, toiling and surviving just like today, except they’re doing it out in space surrounded by a bunch of aliens (who are also oddly entangled in the same egoic patternings as humans in the 21st century).

In this common vision for the future, we have mastered space travel but still haven’t mastered basic psychological health. Our technology has enabled us to kill, enslave, manipulate and exploit among the stars so that we are no longer confined to killing, enslaving, manipulating and exploiting down here.

This tendency is partly due to the limits of imagination; it’s easy to imagine more advanced versions of our own technology, but trying to imagine a mindframe that’s very different from your own is like trying to imagine being twice as intelligent as you are. Trying to imagine living in a conscious civilization while your own civilization is deeply unconscious is like a dream character trying to imagine life outside the dream. It’s not hard to extrapolate upon existing patterns, but envisioning the complete dissolution of patterns can be much more difficult.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:05

At its core, when stripped away of all rhetoric and technicalities, the Fed's QE is just one big bond-buying operation by the so-called Lender (and Buyer) of Last Resort, an operation meant to stabilize the market and restore order and price transparency even if it means creating an artificial market (as the Fed found out the hard way 12 years of QE will do). And if one goes by that simple definition, last night China - which has so far been against replicating the Fed's repertoire of market intervention amid concerns it would exacerbate the country's giant debt bubble - quietly  launched QE.

According to BloombergChinese regulators asked the nation’s biggest insurers to buy bonds being offloaded as retail customers pull their cash from fixed-income investments. At a meeting on Wednesday, Chinese regulators told top insurers to backstop the market and buy bonds sold by wealth management units at banks to prevent further volatility. Some banks also proposed to use their proprietary trading desks to scoop up bonds, one source said.

Of course, in China where virtually every major financial enterprise is a SOE - i.e., state -wned - there is no such thing as "big independent insurers": they are all essentially government entities, and just one-step removed from official state apparatus to preserve some semblance of a private market (with state characteristics). But at the end of the day, what the regulators just greenlighted is nothing shy of QE, and what's more, unlike the US where at least there is some pretense of an asset swap as banks exchange bonds for reserves, in China the flow of funds is much simpler: someone, anyone, buys bonds to calm down the market. And since this is a step that is usually taken as a last-ditch resort, one can confidently say that we may have very well seen the bottom in Chinese assets.

Posted on: Dec 09 08:03

The signs are already present and obvious, but the overall economic picture probably won’t be acknowledged in the mainstream until the situation becomes much worse (as if it’s not bad enough). It’s a problem that arises at the onset of every historic financial crisis – Mainstream economists and commentators lie to the public about the chances of recovery, constantly giving false reassurances and lulling people back to sleep. Even now with price inflation pummeling the average consumer they tell us that there is nothing to worry about. The Federal Reserve’s “soft landing” is on the way.

I remember in 2007 right before the epic derivatives collapse when media pundits were applauding the US housing market and predicting even greater highs in sales and in valuations. I had only been writing economic analysis for about a year, but I remember thinking that the overt display of optimism felt like compensation for something. It seemed as if they were trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the public in the hopes that if people just believed hard enough that all was well then the fantasy could be manifested into reality. Unfortunately, that’s not how economics works.

Supply and demand, debt and deficit, money velocity and inflation; these things cannot be ignored. If the system is out of balance, collapse will set its ugly foot down somewhere and there’s nothing anyone including central banks can do about it. In fact, there are times when they deliberately ENGINEER collapse.

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