National security experts believe the Chinese spy balloon which recently traversed the continental United States was a curveball for officials charged with guarding military secrets and a test for American responses to unconventional threats.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 11:17
Dr. Riittakerttu Kaltiala, the chief psychiatrist at Tampere University, Finland’s largest pediatric gender clinic, recently had an interview with the country’s top newspaper about her reluctance to recommend surgical and chemical sex change services for minors who identify as transgender.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 11:16
A defense attorney representing the 28-year-old man suspected of killing four University of Idaho students said her client currently has no evidence to present at trial.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 11:15

By September of 2022, the New York City Department of Education fired around 2,000 people who refused to comply with the vaccine mandate.

While New York teachers, and other city and state workers, were forced off the job, illegals pour into the United States without proof of any vaccines.

And city schools are forced to accept unvaccinated illegals into classrooms.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, DICTATORSHIP, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Feb 07 11:13

Facebook's parent company Meta is suing to ban Israeli surveillance company Voyager Labs from using Facebook and Instagram, alleging that the firm scraped the data of 600,000 users without their knowledge via tens of thousands of fake accounts, according to a report in The Guardian.

The lawsuit states that Facebook deleted 38,000 fake profiles set up by the firm, which has offices in the U.S., U.K., Israel, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates and which carries out research and development through a subsidiary in Israel.

The lawsuit alleges that Voyager Labs employed surveillance software that used fake accounts to gather data from Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Telegram in addition to Facebook and Instagram users. The data included posts, likes, friends, photos, comments and information from groups and pages.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CORPORATE MEDIA, ISRAEL
Posted on: Feb 07 11:13

Because the weather is different for blacks than it is for whites, it’s crucial to have more black women meteorologists on TV in order that their lived experience can influence whether or not it’s going to rain tomorrow. Or something. (Does humidity affect hair-dos?)

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 11:12

The US and Japan have once again released a "sounding balloon" on the deployment of medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) to US forces in Japan. Japanese media recently quoted sources saying that Washington has proposed to deploy such missiles in Japan as part of a plan to strengthen "defense against China." The report also noted that the deployment could include long-range hypersonic weapons and Tomahawk cruise missiles. It then claimed that Tokyo is poised to start serious discussions about accepting the deployment and considering the island of Kyushu, which is near the island of Taiwan, as a possible location. Obviously, this news is not just baseless rumors, but an attempt from Washington and Tokyo to explore the way ahead for such a significant military escalation.

Tags: CHINA, JAPAN, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Feb 07 11:11

The US and Japan will discuss new weapons deployment, including medium-range missiles, Tomahawk cruise missiles and long-range hypersonic weapons, in some Japanese islands close to China's Taiwan under the pretext of "defense", according to some media reports. Chinese military analysts warn that the plan poses a serious threat to regional countries including China, North Korea and Russia. China is right and capable of making a "strategic response" to counter the potential provocative act, they noted.   

The US has suggested deploying medium-range missiles in Japan as part of a plan to bolster "defenses against China" along the East and South China Seas, the Japanese media Sankei newspaper reported on Saturday, citing unidentified persons involved in US-Japan relations.

Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times on Monday that if the plan is eventually realized, that means the US intends to further damage regional peace and security, and it is actually planning military interventions to disrupt China's reunification process in the future. 

Tags: CHINA, JAPAN, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Feb 07 11:11

A large rally was held on Saturday at Minnesota’s Mall of America as dozens turned out in support of the man who was assailed by security guards last month for daring to wear a t-shirt with “Jesus Saves” written on it, a shirt that the guards called “offensive.”

The story began on Jan. 7 when Christian preacher Paul Shoro was told by security guards at the giant Minneapolis shopping Mecca that he would have to remove his shirt if he was going to remain in the mall.

One of the guards revealed his part in the war on religion telling Shoro, “Jesus is associated with religion, and it’s offending people. People have been offended.”

Tags: RELIGION/ATHEISM
Posted on: Feb 07 11:10
Three former Twitter executives who were ousted by Elon Musk upon his purchase of the company are expected to testify on Wednesday morning before the House Oversight Committee.
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 11:10
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was forced to apologize after a guest on Evan Davis’ radio show delivered an on-air rant about “Harry Potter” author J.K Rowling — and he allowed the guest to make allegations without pushing back on them.
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Posted on: Feb 07 11:09

A recent episode of a Disney+ cartoon show has woke kids performing a skit around the theme “Slaves built this country.”

The installment of the “Proud Family” series — in which the kids find out the founder of their town was a slave owner — is a cartoon version of the 1619 Project, although the 1619 Project is cartoonish in its own right.

Hulu is streaming a documentary (using the word loosely) version of the New York Times production, hosted by the 1619 Project’s creator, Nikole Hannah-Jones. 

A just-released episode is devoted to the idea that slavery created American capitalism and is about as subtle as the Disney+ cartoon, relying extensively on the commentary of the Marxist academic Robin D.G. Kelley.

If there were any doubt about the radical agenda of the 1619 Project — which has made a pretense of a neutral pursuit of the historical truth — the Hulu show should remove it. 

Webmaster addition: Crap like this is why I won't sign up for the Disney streaming channel.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Posted on: Feb 07 11:09

An immigration official in the Canadian province of Quebec has said it is "surprising" to learn that New York City is sending migrants to the country's border.

New York City mayor Eric Adams told Fox 5 that his administration was assisting migrants who had been sent to his city but wanted to go elsewhere.

"Some want to go to Canada, some want to go to warmer states, and we are there for them as they continue to move on with their pursuit of this dream," Mr Adams said.

The New York Post has reported that migrants in New York City are being given free bus tickets to Plattsburgh, New York state, about 20 miles (32km) south of the Canadian border. From there, they pay taxis and shuttles to take them to Quebec.

Quebec immigration minister Christine Fréchette told reporters in Montreal that the development was "surprising".

Tags: CANADA, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Feb 07 11:04

The WEF – The World HEALTH Organisation. Your HEALTH, that’s all Klaus and his Davos buddies care about, OK? Oh, that and mass surveillance including of your inner most thoughts. But mainly, your health, yeah?

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Feb 07 11:03
After a 13-year-old Palestinian boy hiding behind parked cars allegedly opened fire on Jews in Jerusalem, shooting a father and son in their upper bodies before he himself was shot and wounded in return gunfire, the Reuters News agency wrote a sympathetic story about the boy, lamenting that he had dreams of “being a chef.”
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 10:57

Weak leadership has lifted the lid on the European Pandora’s box, Alastair Crooke writes.

Things are getting psychotic. As you listen to EU leaders, all parroting identical ‘good news’ speaking points, they nonetheless radiate basal disquietude – presumably a reflection of the psychic stress from, on the one hand, repeating ‘Ukraine is winning: Russia’s defeat is coming’, when, on the other, they know the exact opposite to be true: That ‘no way’ can Europe defeat a large Russian army on the landmass of Eurasia.

Even the colossus of Washington confines the use of American military power to conflicts that Americans could afford to lose – wars lost to weak opponents that no one could gainsay whether the outcome was no loss, but somehow ‘victory’.

Yet, war with Russia (whether financial or military) is substantially different from fighting small poorly equipped and dispersed insurgent movements, or collapsing the economies of fragile states, such as Lebanon.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Feb 07 10:50
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is turning up the heat on 51 U.S. intelligence veterans who signed a letter suggesting the Hunter Biden laptop story could be part of a Russian disinformation operation.
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 10:50

Humanitarian aid deliveries from Iran and Iraq were seen arriving at Damascus International airport early on Tuesday morning, following the deadly earthquakes across Syria and Turkey the previous day. Footage shows the cargo planes being unloaded, with cargo stamped with the logos of the Iraqi and Iranian Red Crescent humanitarian organisations. "The relief aid contains foodstuffs, medical supplies, blankets and necessary requirements," stated Yassin Sharif Al-Hujaimi, Charge' d'Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Damascus. "The entire world stands beside you with that painful calamity, what befell Syria befell all of us." According to Syrian news agency SANA, the combined aid deliveries totally over 100 tonnes. On Monday, Iraq announced that an air bridge would be established to both affected countries, supplying medicine, first aid equipment and shelters. Copied from page https://www.ruptly.tv/en/videos/20230207-009-syria-what-befell-syria-befell-all-of-us-humanitarian-aid-from-iraq-and-iran-for-earthquake-victims-arrives-in-damascus

Tags: IRAN, IRAQ, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, SYRIA, TURKEY
Posted on: Feb 07 10:50
President Donald J. Trump couldn’t even get a second scoop of ice cream without legacy media and anonymous sources going into hysterics, but now the Deep State is trying to convince the American people that Chinese spy balloons flew overhead during the Trump administration on several occasions — without the public so much as hearing a peep about the incident from government leaders.
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 10:49

A year ago, Google's AI scientists released an AI program that was just one of the many AI programs routinely offered up by major research labs. 

Known as LaMDA, an acronym for "language models for dialogue applications," the program, which can produce human-sounding text, might have attracted very little public attention.

However, shortly after LaMDA's publication, former Google engineer Blake Lemoine caused controversy by releasing a document in which he urged Google to consider that LaMDA might be "sentient."

Google denied the likelihood of sentience, and Lemoine was put on paid administrative leave, and then let go from the company. The controversy faded in the ensuing months.

And then in December, a new chatbot became a focus of public interest: OpenAI unveiled its ChatGPT, which, like LaMDA, is a so-called large language model that operates through a chat interface. ChatGPT has since become the only large language model application anyone talks about.

On Monday, Google unveiled its competitor to ChatGPT, called Bard, which is initially being made available only to a small group of "trusted testers," wrote Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent company Alphabet, in a blog post announcing Bard.

Bard is based on LaMDA, a fact Pichai mentions several times. However, Pichai makes no reference to Lemoine's contentions last year about LaMDA's sentience.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
Posted on: Feb 07 10:49
Never one to take the blame for any wrongdoing in his life, President Joe Biden is continuing that trend as he told reporters that he deserves “no” criticism for mishandling classified documents.
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 10:48
More than one in three members of Congress accepted campaign contributions from former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried and other affiliates of the defunct cryptocurrency exchange, and bankruptcy lawyers are finding resistance as they seek to claw back the funds.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 10:47
Former White House COVID advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, who at one time was the highest-paid employee of the federal government, was blasted after it was revealed that he is receiving as much as $100,000 for speaking engagements since he retired.
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 10:47
The U.S. military admitted on Monday that it failed to detect Chinese spy balloons that entered into U.S. airspace during the Trump administration.
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 07 10:46

The Anglo-American foreign policy hawks imagine that the world is yearning to be liberated from Beijing’s nefarious agenda to end poverty

As the trans-Atlantic world is pulled into the vortex of a McCarthyite nightmare with a renewed wave of anti-Russian and now anti-China hysterics, a wave of new “Asia Pacific” doctrines have emerged across captured states… I mean “member” states throughout NATO.

Starting with the February 2022 American ‘Indo-Pacific Strategy’, similar anti-China programs have popped up left and right with one principled target in mind: eliminate the threat of China through every tool available.

Tags: CHINA, ECONOMY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Feb 07 10:46
Embattled Pfizer employee Jordon Trishton Walker appears to still be employed by the pharmaceutical company after he allegedly revealed confidential information about the firm to an undercover Project Veritas journalist, according to a leaked document in which the drugmaker warned employees to watch out for “anti-science activists.”
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Posted on: Feb 07 10:45

Recently published data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that there has not been global warming for the past eight years. And NASA satellite data reportedly confirms that evidence, showing no global warming for eight years and five months, according to JunkScience’s Steve Milloy. But leftists are quick to warn people against drawing the obvious conclusion that the world isn’t about to become a burning ball of fire.

Recently published evidence also showed that there was actually a near-record low of major hurricanes in 2022, indicating that weather isn’t getting progressively and exponentially worse globally, despite the climate frenzy of the media and governments. And the Northeast is currently experiencing record cold in a harsh winter, with Mt. Washington, N.H., yesterday dropping to -45.5 degrees Fahrenheit and -107 degree wind chill.

Axios, which normally loves to scare-monger about global warming, reported today, “Arctic outbreak shatters records in Northeast.” I’m going to go out on a limb — or a glacier — and say that the Northeastern U.S. is definitely not about to suffer devastating effects from “global warming.”

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Tags: CLIMATEGATE, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Feb 07 10:41