Thought for the day

Republican Rep. Bob Good of Virginia claimed that “10 to 15” Republicans would “block” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker at Tuesday’s vote and hinted at a “true candidate” to potentially replace him.
Posted on: Jan 03 09:50

Judge Jeanine Pirro said her backstage interaction with Whoopi Goldberg on the set of “The View” Thursday was akin to “abuse,” after Goldberg allegedly told Pirro to get the “F*#k” out of the building.

Pirro and Goldberg crossed swords while discussing President Donald Trump’s policies and Pirro set Goldberg off by telling her she suffered from Trump derangement syndrome.

“It was, you know, no-holds-barred. Whoopi got angry,” Pirro said on “Fox & Friends” Friday. “What the viewing audience, the television audience didn’t see is, they popped up the cover of my book as she pushed off the desk. You know, unplugged her mic and then stormed off the set.”

Posted on: Jan 03 09:37

Democrats are reportedly concerned about a bipartisan third-party ticket that could siphon votes away from President Biden in 2024, handing the White House to Donald Trump.

While many on the Republican side worry about a scenario where Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wins the Republican nomination, forcing Trump to run as an Independent or on another party ticket and “sabotaging” the GOP, a new report suggests the concern runs in the other direction as well.

A group called ‘Third Way’ released a report which analyzed the “dangerous illusion of a Presidential Third Party in 2024.”

The group states that a third-party candidate, while their intentions would be admirable, would almost certainly lose and “will most likely benefit the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump or a Trump acolyte in 2024.”

Posted on: Jan 03 09:36

So, is it satanic?

It must be, because the transgender grooming craze, from its “drag queen story hours” for toddlers, to the systematic sexualization of public school students, to the explicit encouragement of preteens and teens too young to drive to “identify” as transgender and have healthy body parts amputated – all regarded by many as serious forms of child sexual abuse – appears to be too satanic even for the Church of Satan.

(Photo by DISRUPTIVO on Unsplash)

(Photo by DISRUPTIVO on Unsplash)

At least, that’s according to the organization’s official tenets as formulated and published by Anton Szandor LaVey, who founded the Church of Satan in 1966 and remained its high priest until his death in 1997.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:35

Most people are bewildered by what is a global energy crisis, with prices for oil, gas and coal simultaneously soaring and even forcing closure of major industrial plants such as chemicals or aluminum or steel. The Biden Administration and EU have insisted that all is because of Putin and Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. This is not the case. The energy crisis is a long-planned strategy of western corporate and political circles to dismantle industrial economies in the name of a dystopian Green Agenda. That has its roots in the period years well before February 2022, when Russia launched its military action in Ukraine.

Blackrock pushes ESG

In January, 2020  on the eve of the economically and socially devastating covid lockdowns, the CEO of the world’s largest investment fund, Larry Fink of Blackrock, issued a letter to Wall Street colleagues and corporate CEOs on the future of investment flows. In the document, modestly titled “A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance”, Fink, who manages the world’s largest investment fund with some $7 trillion then under management, announced a radical departure for corporate investment. Money would “go green.” In his closely-followed 2020 letter Fink declared,

“In the near future – and sooner than most anticipate – there will be a significant re-allocation of capital…Climate risk is investment risk.” Further he stated, “Every government, company, and shareholder must confront climate change.” [i]

In a separate letter to Blackrock investor clients, Fink delivered the new agenda for capital investing. He declared that Blackrock will exit certain high-carbon investments such as coal, the largest source of electricity for the USA and many other countries. He added that Blackrock would screen new investment in oil, gas and coal to determine their adherence to the UN Agenda 2030 “sustainability.”

Fink made clear the world’s largest fund would begin to disinvest in oil, gas and coal.  “Over time,” Fink wrote, “companies and governments that do not respond to stakeholders and address sustainability risks will encounter growing skepticism from the markets, and in turn, a higher cost of capital.” He added that, “Climate change has become a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects… we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance.” [ii]

Posted on: Jan 03 09:32

As we noted last weekUS Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan for allegedly reaping financial benefits from Jeffrey Epstein's sex-trafficking operation - less than a month after George secured a $105 million settlement with Epstein's estate, which agreed to liquidate Epstein's islands and cease all business operations in the region.

Three days later, George is now unemployed, after Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr. fired her for allegedly filing the suit against JPMorgan without his permission.

According to the complaint, for "Over more than a decade, JPMorgan clearly knew it was not complying with federal regulations in regard to Epstein-related accounts as evidenced by its too-little too-late efforts after Epstein was arrested on federal sex trafficking charges and shortly after his death, when JPMorgan belatedly complied with federal law."

It goes much deeper than just the JPMorgan lawsuit...

The suit against JPMorgan Chase was not the whole scope of George’s pursuit of the remnants of Epstein’s network of conspirators. Although Little St. James ("Pedo Island") and its adjacent island owned by the Epstein estate went up for sale in March 2022, action taken by George kept the premise of any sale from going through. Acting in her former capacity as US Virgin Island Attorney General, she placed criminal activity liens on the islands from a civil racketeering lawsuit. That lawsuit was filed in 2020 following Epstein’s “death” in August of 2019. The suit alleged that Little St. James Island was used as part of a network of shell companies that Epstein manipulated to conceal the activities of his human trafficking network.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:32

Sam Bankman-Fried is the conman that made headline after headline in 2022 for his fraudulent company.

As he continues to make headlines, we learn more and more about him. For example, we now know about his visits to the White House before his company imploded.

The Daily Wire reports, “The digital asset exchange filed for bankruptcy after users learned that the company was intertwined with sister firm Alameda Research; both were controlled by Bankman-Fried and other young business leaders working from a luxury penthouse in the Bahamas. Authorities recently detained the entrepreneur in the island nation, where his companies were headquartered and extradited him to the United States. He faces several fraud charges that could place him behind bars for 115 years.”

According to White House logs, the scam artist made quite a few trips to the White House to visit specific people before his arrest.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:31

In a random plot twist, Biden delivers pardons for random crimes.

However, at one point, he used to have a tough stance on all of these same crimes. None of the people pardoned are still in prison, by the way.

According to NYPost, “President Biden pardoned six people Friday — including a battered wife who killed her husband decades ago, a man who sold untaxed whiskey at age 18, and a former soldier who pleaded guilty to getting high on ecstasy.”

According to a statement from a White House official, Biden granted the pardons because he believes that Americans deserve a second chance. Per the NY Post, “‘President Biden believes America is a nation of second chances, and that offering meaningful opportunities for redemption and rehabilitation empowers those who have been incarcerated to become productive, law-abiding members of society,’ the official added.”

Webmaster addition: But no pardons for Edward Snowden or Julian Assange?

Posted on: Jan 03 09:30
President Joe Biden’s political capital is deteriorating with every negative balance sheet, which could affect whether he is another one-term president.
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Posted on: Jan 03 09:29
Trevor Bickford, the 19-year-old who has been arrested and charged with a number of crimes in connection with a New Year's Eve machete attack on NYPD officers, was reportedly placed on a terror watch list by the FBI after his aunt reported that he had converted to Islam and had been radicalized by Islamic extremists online according to WCBS-TV.
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Posted on: Jan 03 09:28
The Boulder, Colorado public library has been shuttered since before Christmas after it became necessary to test two staff members for contamination due to meth that was reportedly being smoked in the building's restrooms.
Posted on: Jan 03 09:28
Since Elon Musk's announcement earlier this month that he plans to step down from his CEO position at Twitter sometime in the near future, rumors have surfaced about who might become his successor.
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Posted on: Jan 03 09:27
The teenager suspected of attacking three New York City police officers with a machete on New Year’s Eve has been charged with attempted murder, police said Monday.
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Posted on: Jan 03 09:26
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested that the United States and the rest of the world should cut off travel from China to prevent another global outbreak of a COVID variant.
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Posted on: Jan 03 09:25
New numbers from the United Kingdom’s largest state-funded pediatric gender clinic show thousands of teens waiting in line for services.
Posted on: Jan 03 09:25

Webmaster addition: Damar's heartbeat was restored on the field and latest word is he is recovering at UC Medical Center.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:18

In one of its final acts, the House January 6 Committee warned the White House it cannot ensure the confidentiality of certain witnesses.

Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) wrote to Richard Sauber, special counsel to President Joe Biden, saying they “fully share” a “concern for the safety, security, and reputations” of its witnesses as the panel dissolves and Republicans take control of the House this week.

Their letter, dated Dec. 30, says the committee entered into an agreement with Sauber’s office to make available “personnel” who then provided “important information” to the panel. Any other identifying information is redacted in the public version of the letter.

Under their agreement the committee “would do its utmost” to protect identities, but as of the first week of January 2023 the panel “will no longer exercise control of this material, and thus cannot ensure enforcement of the commitment to maintain the confidentiality of the identity of witnesses,” the letter adds.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:18

There is no doubt that NATO is trying hard to escalate the war in the Ukraine.  Just before the end of the year there were two drones strikes against a major Aerospace Forces base in Engels.  The attacks were not very successful, but Russians did die when shrapnel hit a fuel truck which exploded.  The importance of that attack was that Engels is located deep inside Russia.

Then there were assorted small attacks against various Russian border posts and towns near the Russian border.

And now this on one day:

Ukrainian drone hits energy facility inside Russia – governor


Dozens dead in Ukrainian strike on Russian troops – Moscow

What is left of Russian barracks in Makeevka following a HIMARS strike

Let’s first deal with the second headline.  The first thing we need to say is that this was clearly a legal target under the laws of war: NATO hit Russian military personnel, and that is a fully legal target.  However, if we look just a tad deeper, we realize that the HIMARS attack was clearly conducted by western “volunteers/advisors”, that is to say NATO personnel who took off their uniform and are under cover.  Still, this is still yet another direct NATO attack on Russian soldiers.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:17

Ukraine is threatening to punish European pharmaceutical companies that are still operating in Russia and wants EU sanctions on Russia to apply to medicine, POLITICO reported in December.

The EU has imposed wide-ranging sanctions on Russia but has exempted medicines due to humanitarian concerns. The report said that the exemption hasn’t “sat well” with Ukraine as Kyiv wants Russia under a total embargo.

The Ukrainian government has taken some steps toward punishing the European pharmaceutical companies over their business in Russia by granting itself the power to ban medicines from the Ukrainian market. The idea is to prohibit the sale of any goods produced by pharmaceutical companies that haven’t left Russia.

So far, Ukraine has taken action against one company, Gedeon Richter, which is based in Hungary. In October, Ukraine’s Health Ministry said 35 medicines produced by the Hungarian company were being temporarily banned, although the POLITICO report said the products haven’t been officially pulled from the market.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:16
The federal government’s budget is in such disarray that balancing the books would require a 30% spending cut or a 40% increase in taxes, a recent study found.
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Posted on: Jan 03 09:16

The Navy has convinced the public that its ships are protected against catastrophic fires because they are all outfitted with extremely sophisticated firefighting sprinkler systems equipped with aqueous film-forming foam known as AFFF, or “A triple F.” In the case of the tiniest flame, the sensitive system was designed to automatically douse a fire in just a few seconds, so we were led to believe.

Since 2015 or so, the Navy had become very aggressive in its public posturing in defense of the highly carcinogenic foams because of increasing public concerns regarding the health of servicemembers, civilians in close-by communities, and the environment. Hundreds of Navy photos are still publicly available showing the activation of these foam-generating systems on dozens of ships deployed around the world. The Navy has steadfastly fought the notion that the AFFF should be replaced with fluorine-free, or 3F foams that much of the world uses today to fight super-hot petroleum-based fires.

Sasebo, Japan, August 7, 2016 – Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) inspect aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) system distribution nozzles on the ship’s flight deck. – U.S. Navy photo

Rather than surrendering to reason, the Navy has employed in-your-face tactics to convince the public that the use of the deadly carcinogens was worth the human health and environmental cost because the AFFF-loaded systems containing PFAS in concentrations up to 9.5 billion parts per trillion of PFOS and 99 million parts per trillion of PFOA were designed to save lives in the case of a fire, especially on a ship.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:15
North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un ordered an “exponential” expansion of his country’s nuclear arsenal, state media reported on Sunday.
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Posted on: Jan 03 09:15
After nearly 20 years in which members of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force had remained silent about the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, retired Army Master Sergeant Kevin Holland spoke publicly of Hussein’s December 13, 2003, arrest.
Posted on: Jan 03 09:14
Various polls show that economists generally expect a recession this year, although there is no consensus among leading analysts.
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Posted on: Jan 03 09:14

The J6 Proud Boy Leadership trial, where jurors will decide whether leaders of the Proud Boys are guilty of sedition and serve up to 20 years in prison,  began jury selection on December 19 with US District Judge Timothy E. Kelly presiding.

Judge Kelly initially predicted the litigation of the case patriot groups are calling “The Trial of The Century” would require only  2 to 3 days to complete the Jury Selection process. But after a full week in the courtroom, just 21 of 46 jurors have been selected, less than half of the potential jurors needed have been qualified to serve.

Throughout the jury selection process so far, there has been increasingly evident that finding an unbiased jury pool within Washington DC – ESPECIALLY in a trial with Proud Boy defendants – will prove to be a very arduous and tumultuous task on several levels.  Contention between the government prosecutors and the attorneys representing the 5 defendants has flared up nearly each of the 5 days thus far.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:12

As has frequently been the case in America’s recent wars, in Ukraine a largely hidden clandestine conflict is paralleling the actual fighting on the ground. One should assume that a variety of western spies using various kinds of cover are operating at all levels as well as in adjacent areas in Poland and the Baltic states. The Russians certainly have their own informants inside the Ukrainian government itself and Kiev has proven itself capable of carrying out so-called covert actions in Moscow, to include the car bombing assassination of Darya Dugin on August 20th. At the same time, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Britain’s MI-6 are known to be working assiduously to collect information that suggest vulnerabilities in the Russian offensive capabilities while also seeking to identify those potentially recruitable individuals who do not support President Vladimir Putin’s intervention to liberate Donbas. The activities of spies and the agents that they direct should be considered a major part of the overall war effort by both sides.

Recently there have been some interesting articles revealing what some of the spies and their political masters have been up to over the past six months. Bear in mind, however, that the business of spying is 50% dissimulation to conceal what is actually taking place, so what the various intelligence services have been revealing is more than likely to include at least some deliberate misdirection. One recalls how in February 1981 Bill Casey, the new CIA Director appointed by President Ronald Reagan, famously quipped “We’ll know our Disinformation Program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

Posted on: Jan 03 09:10
The contentious fight among Republicans as to who will be the next speaker of the House took another turn as nine House Republicans penned a harsh warning against electing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to the position. McCarthy needs 218 votes, but the GOP has only 222 seats, and a defection of five votes would prevent him from gaining the position.
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Posted on: Jan 03 09:10

You may have come to the conclusion that there is a racism problem in America, and that white people are to blame, due to the recent abundance of national media coverage, protests, and popular phrases such as ‘White Silence is Violence.’

But this is not what any of the official statistics say.

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind recently tweeted a video from the Hate Crime Accountability Project, a group that has documented hate crimes in New York City to determine which group is most likely to perpetrate and if there have been consequences for the perpetrators.

The group found that 94% of Anti-Jewish Assaults in New York City from 2018 through 2022 were against Orthodox Jews, and 97% were perpetrated by other minorities.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:10

What Did the Nazis Burn Exactly?

The Nazi regime is known for strict censorship and suppression of ‘the arts,’ but the main target of Nazi censorship was books that contained sexually explicit material. The Nazis believed that such material was immoral and had a negative influence on German culture. As part of their ‘cultural restoration effort, they burned large numbers of books that contained any kind of sexual content.

The Nazis targeted books that contained explicit descriptions of sexual acts, as well as books that contained any kind of sexual references. This included books that contained positive portrayals of homosexuality, as well as those that contained erotic content or explicit scenes of violence. The Nazis believed that the books they burned contained “filth and degeneracy” and were a danger to German culture and morality.

As such, they conducted large-scale book burnings throughout Germany, destroying thousands of books in an effort to cleanse German culture of any kind of sexual content or references. In addition to books, the Nazis also burned other kinds of material such as posters, photographs, and films that contained sexual references or content.

Posted on: Jan 03 09:09