Will he follow the lead of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and sell his state out to the globalists?
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 12 09:02
The abrupt push by Democrats led by the Biden Regime to ban gas stoves has enraged and confused Americans across the country. The good news is we may have found the primary culprit behind the push and it’s connected to the World Economic Forum.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 12 09:01
A pigeon was caught by Canadian authorities after it was discovered the pigeon had a backpack full of crystal meth.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 12 09:00

"A bombshell new report shows the DoD, yes the Pentagon, controlled the COVID-19 program from the very beginning and everything we were told was political theater basically to cover it up right down to the FDA vaccine approval process."

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
Posted on: Jan 12 09:00
AOC recently took to Twitter to defend the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recent recommendation of banning gas stoves due to them reportedly being a “health hazard.”
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 12 09:00
Harvard Medical School is now offering a course about providing LGBT healthcare to infants.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 12 08:59

A total of 7,967,409 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in European countries since Russia launched its special military operation, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.

According to the information available to the UNHCR, the number has increased by 52,122 over the past week.

The UNHCR said that between February 24, 2022 and January 10, 2023, the biggest number of 2,852,395 people sought refuge in Russia. It is followed by Poland (1,563,386), Germany (1,021,667), the Czech Republic (478,614), Italy (167,925), Spain (161,012), the UK (154,600), Bulgaria (150,510), France (118,994), Romania (106,786), Slovakia (105,732) and Moldova (102,016). The figure does not exceed 100,000 people in other states. As many as 4,926,369 refugees are included in national temporary protection and support programs.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Jan 12 08:36

A total of 7,967,409 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in European countries since Russia launched its special military operation, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.

According to the information available to the UNHCR, the number has increased by 52,122 over the past week.

The UNHCR said that between February 24, 2022 and January 10, 2023, the biggest number of 2,852,395 people sought refuge in Russia. It is followed by Poland (1,563,386), Germany (1,021,667), the Czech Republic (478,614), Italy (167,925), Spain (161,012), the UK (154,600), Bulgaria (150,510), France (118,994), Romania (106,786), Slovakia (105,732) and Moldova (102,016). The figure does not exceed 100,000 people in other states. As many as 4,926,369 refugees are included in national temporary protection and support programs.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Jan 12 08:35

Hundreds of Canadians came together on Wednesday afternoon protesting in front of the Ontario College of Psychologists building to show their support for truth advocate Jordan Peterson after the college said he must undergo social media “retraining.”

The protest in support of Peterson included well over 200 people. The event, at which LifeSiteNews was on the ground, did not include an appearance by Peterson himself.

However, at the site were canceled Canadian Dr. Mary O’Connor, PPC leader Maxime Bernier and other Canadian freedom advocates such as Dr. Rochagné Kilian and former Ontario MPP Rick Nicholls.

Pro-freedom and anti-lockdown Pastor Henry Hildebrandt was also in the crowd to lend his support.

Despite the visible Toronto police presence with 20 or so officers on the sidewalk, protesters remained peaceful throughout the event.

Tags: CANADA, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, DICTATORSHIP, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 12 08:32

 On January 5, the National Post published an extraordinary piece of reporting that has gotten very little attention—a revealing reaction. Written by Tom Blackwell, it is titled “How Canadian schools aid students’ gender transition without family consent,” and it lays out details of what is becoming standard practice in Canadian public schools across the country. We have been publishing articles on this trend here for several years, but Blackwell’s reporting includes some truly stunning stories. 

The report begins by detailing how a Calgary teacher told a Grade 6 class that their classmate had come out as transgender, but that they “mustn’t let slip their classmate’s new gender identity to her parents,” who did not know the student had begun identifying this way. In short, one mother told Blackwell, “Kids were being taught to lie parents”—11-year-old kids. This scenario, however, is actually now standard practice in the public school system, Blackwell noted: 

But in some ways the instruction flowed naturally from what has become a common policy throughout Canada. Boards of education, education ministries and even the Public Health Agency of Canada are urging schools to both automatically honour a transitioning student’s request to change their name and pronouns — and to keep that information from parents if requested.

Tags: CANADA, CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION
Posted on: Jan 12 08:31

US President Joe Biden has probably made off with more classified documents than many whistleblowers, but unlike them he will get away with it, former CIA and National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden suggested on Wednesday.

In a series of tweets, the American whistleblower commented on a recent controversy surrounding sensitive Obama-era documents discovered at Biden's vice-presidential office by his attorneys. The White House has acknowledged the incident and the US Justice Department is currently looking into the matter.

“Worth noting that the President seems to have absconded with more classified documents than many whistleblowers,” Snowden wrote, comparing the situation with the case of Reality Winner who “was sentenced to 5 YEARS for just one document.” The former NSA translator was convicted in 2018 of leaking a report about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.

“Meanwhile Biden, Trump, Clinton, Petraeus... these guys have dozens, hundreds [of documents]. No jail,” the whistleblower added.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 12 08:13

I have taught high school English in the public schools for twenty years in three states, including two red states and a deep blue state.  I have taught mainstream English, honors English, and remedial English.  I’ve worked in alternative schools, high-poverty schools, large high schools serving mostly English learners, and predominantly white, middle-class schools.  

Last month I let my teaching license expire.  For the first time since 1998, I am no longer qualified to be a teacher in my home state of Kansas.  When I consider the public education landscape not only in the Midwest, but across the country, it is with sadness that I think, “Not qualified to teach secondary English anymore? You’re right.”

I’m not qualified to deliver counseling services to the legions of broken, fatherless, emotionally stunted students who walk through our classroom doors every day.  I’m not qualified to engage in behavior modification with dysregulated, angry kids who exhibit no impulse control, zero empathy for others.  Students have talked about killing me, threatened to hit me in the face.  Upon writing up these incidents, I have been blamed, told I need to work on “building relationships” with students, or offered more training on working with students dealing with trauma and abuse.  Administrators pass off these students’ comments with, “Oh, he didn’t mean it... “ “I talked to him... “ or “Think about what may have occurred in your class that provoked this behavior.” There are minimal consequences for students who verbally and physically assault teachers.  It’s open season on public school staff.  I am not alone.

Tags: EDUCATION
Posted on: Jan 12 08:12

Quite a lot of international attention has been given to the visit of Israel’s new Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, to the al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem, merely five days after he was sworn into government 

Even the United Arab Emirates, Israel’s new Arab buddy in the Middle East under the “Abraham Accords,” furiously called for an emergency UNSC meeting. 

It is true that Ben Gvir is a fascist Jewish fundamentalist. His mentor was the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was even banned from running in the Israeli parliament for racism; his longtime hero is the Jewish extremist Baruch Goldstein, who massacred 29 Palestinian Muslim worshippers and wounded 125 at the Ibrahimi Mosque in al- Khalil (Hebron) in 1994; and his current spiritual leader is rabbi Dov Lior, whom Ben Gvir repeatedly referred to as “our teacher and rabbi” in his election victory speech, and called him “the greatest of the generation.” Lior has publicly endorsed the notorious 2009 book King’s Torah, which advocates the killing of enemy babies, since there is a chance they may grow up to harm Jews. Ben Gvir’s followers were repeatedly chanting “death to the Arabs” in that speech, and he had to pause several times because it was so loud. He could hardly keep himself from smiling. 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Posted on: Jan 12 08:10

U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and the Cypriot military will conduct exercise Silver Falcon 2023 at various locations in Cyprus February 6-24, 2023.

…SF23 is a bilateral exercise with our Cypriot partners and is intended to prepare U.S. forces to exercise emergency response procedures to include support to noncombatant evacuation operations.

This exercise is designed to enhance interoperability between both nations’ militaries and ensure ready and postured forces for any contingency, particularly those involving crisis response. This exercise serves as an opportunity for USEUCOM and the Cypriot military to exercise together and to learn from one another.

Tags: EUROPE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 12 08:09

Exercise Obangame Express 2023 (OE23), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western and Central Africa, will kick off its 12th year with 29 participating nations at an opening ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria, Jan. 23, 2023.

Conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) and sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), OE23 is designed to improve regional cooperation….

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 12 08:03

 The meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine, convened on the initiative of Moscow, will be held at the beginning of the coming week. This was announced on January 12 by the first deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky in his telegram channel.

Polyansky clarified that the meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine, initiated by Moscow, will begin on January 17 at 23:00 Moscow time. 

"I will not talk about what will happen in the Security Council from our submission on Ukraine at the beginning of next week — let our opponents live in ignorance for now," Polyansky wrote, pointing out that the Russian side has already "accustomed" its opponents that any meeting of an anti—Russian orientation should be answered to an inconvenient one for them. subject.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Jan 12 08:02

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not confirm on Tuesday reports posted on Telegram alleging that Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev held talks in Turkey with the former US special representative for Ukraine negotiations, Kurt Volker, and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland.

Asked if he could confirm that such a meeting had taken place, he said, "No, I cannot. I can only reiterate my recommendation from yesterday [to downplay the importance of Telegram channels]."

"The number of fake reports on Telegram channels has exceeded the volume of truthful information," the Kremlin spokesman lamented. "So, let’s be creative and philosophical," he suggested.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TURKEY
Posted on: Jan 12 08:01

On New Year’s Eve, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the nation. "For years," he said, "Western elites hypocritically assured us of their peaceful intentions, including to help resolve the serious conflict in Donbass." He then went on to charge that "[t]he West lied to us about peace while preparing for aggression, and today, they no longer hesitate to openly admit it."

Putin was referring to his European and Ukrainian interlocuters in the Minsk agreements, each of whom has recently publicly admitted that they lied to Russia about peace while preparing for aggression.

The Minsk agreements were the best chance for peace for the already serious conflict in Donbas. They were negotiated in 2014 and 2015 between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande. They intended to solve the conflict in the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine by peacefully returning the Donbas to Ukraine but granting it full autonomy.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Jan 12 08:00

Poland’s president said Wednesday that Warsaw has decided to send Ukraine a company of German-made Leopard 2 tanks as part of an “international coalition,” although it’s not yet clear if Berlin has signed off on the delivery.

“A company of Leopard tanks will be handed over as part of coalition-building,” Polish President Andrzej Duda said during a visit to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. “We want it to be an international coalition.”

Supplying the Leopards would mark the first time Western-made heavy tanks were sent to Ukraine. The delivery needs to be approved by Germany, but according to Reuters, a German government spokesman said Berlin hasn’t yet received any requests from allies to send the tanks.

Duda made the comments alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who said Ukraine is “awaiting a joint decision” because “one country cannot provide us with a sufficient number of them.”

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 12 07:59

Russia’s Ministry of Defense announced Valery Gerasimov would take over as chief of military operations in Ukraine. General Sergei Surovikin was replaced as commander of forces after three months in the post. 

On Wednesday, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu appointed Gerasimov to head the “special military operation” in Ukraine, while Surovikin was demoted to an advisory role. The Russian state news agency TASS claimed the move would help coordinate the war effort. “The new appointments in the special military operation in Ukraine are related to the broader scope of tasks and the need of closer coordination between all military branches and services,” the outlet reported. 

Meanwhile, the UK Defense Ministry called the move “significant” and claimed it would upset Russian hardliners. It “is a significant development in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approach to managing the war.” Adding, “the move is likely to be greeted with extreme displeasure by much of the Russian ultra-nationalist and military blogger community, who have increasingly blamed Gerasimov for the poor execution of the war.”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 12 07:54

Yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared before a joint session of Congress to plead for more billions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money to help Ukraine in its war with Russia. 

One particular sentence in Zelensky’s address caught my attention: “We Ukrainians will also go through our war of independence and freedom with dignity and success.” The sentence prompted an enormous applause from the members of Congress.

There is one big problem with Zelensky’s statement, however. The war between Ukraine and Russia has nothing to do with freedom. Instead, it has everything to do with NATO, the old Cold War dinosaur that ginned up the crisis that led to this highly deadly and destructive war.

Operating through NATO, the Pentagon was insistent on incorporating Ukraine into NATO. Zelensky too wanted Ukraine to join NATO. For at least the last 25 years, Russia has made it clear that Ukraine’s joining NATO was a “red line” for Russia. The last thing Russia wanted was Pentagon bases and nuclear missiles installed on Russia’s border, just as the last thing that the Pentagon would want is Russian bases and nuclear missiles stationed in Cuba. Russia consistently made it clear that if Ukraine crossed that “red line,” Russia would invade Ukraine to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 12 07:53
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Posted on: Jan 12 07:52

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry revealed on Wednesday that it has sent some of its military officers to a NATO war college in Italy, acknowledging cooperation with the Western military alliance that is sure to anger China.

One Taiwanese air force officer, Lt. Col. Wu Bong-yeng, told reporters that he went to the NATO Defense College in Rome in 2021 for a six-month course and insisted the cooperation was purely academic.

“This was an academic exchange, not a military exchange,” he said. “Of course, they were very curious about Taiwan,” Wu said he studied the same curriculum as officers from NATO countries did, and the Taiwanese Defense Ministry said other officers had been sent to the college.

Taiwan is known to cooperate with the US military, but interactions with other foreign militaries are much more rare. The revelation comes after NATO said China poses “systemic challenges” to the alliance in its new Strategic Concept document that was issued in 2022.

Tags: CHINA, EUROPE
Posted on: Jan 12 07:51

Britain and Japan signed a “landmark” military agreement on Wednesday while Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met with his British counterpart, Rishi Sunak, in London.

The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) will allow each nation to deploy troops to the other’s territory. Japan recently signed a similar agreement with Australia, which was the first such arrangement between Tokyo and another country that wasn’t the US since the end of World War II.

The RAA was years in the making and is part of what Britain calls its “tilt” toward the Asia Pacific and Japan’s military buildup, both of which are being done in the name of confronting China. The RAA still needs to be ratified by each nation’s parliament, and Sunak said it could be approved in Britain in the “coming weeks.”

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, JAPAN
Posted on: Jan 12 07:50

Following a week of acrimonious fights in Congress, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) managed to hammer out a deal with the small group of GOP lawmakers who opposed his bid to become speaker of the House. The agreement, which reportedly included a promise to reverse the $75 billion boost in this year’s defense budget, has been variously hailed and scorned as proof that Republicans are entering a new era on a range of issues.

At least when it comes to foreign policy, however, the establishment appears to have held on to its traditional role. On Tuesday, House leadership announced the chamber’s new committee chairs, and the results gave no indication that McCarthy intends to run afoul of GOP mandarins, especially when it comes to defense spending.

“For all the bluster about a new GOP, the people running the show are from the same mold as the ones who have been running it for more than a decade,” tweeted Justin Amash, a libertarian former member of Congress.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 12 07:49

Writing for the Washington Post on Monday, Jennifer Rubin charged that the potential Freedom Caucus proposal to freeze federal spending at 2022 levels, which, if implemented across the board, could wipe out $75 to $100 billion in increased Pentagon spending included in the recent budget bill, could have “serious national security ramifications.”

She then quoted American Enterprise Institute budget hawk Mackenzie Eaglen, who said such a proposal “makes only authoritarians, despots and dictators smile,” adding, “it completely ignores the troops and is entirely divorced from strategic thought or the many and varied threats the country faces.”

Across-the-board cuts are never the best way to reduce government spending.  They mean cutting effective and wasteful programs in the same proportions instead of making smart choices about what works and what doesn’t. But the idea of cutting up to $100 billion or more from the Pentagon, one way or another, should be up for discussion.

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Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 12 07:48

“Scholars, media organizations, and members of the public should be sensitized to the conflicts of interest shaping foreign policy analysis generally and nuclear policy analysis specifically,” is the conclusion of new academic research that documents how think tank funders are shaping the foreign policy debate.

The study, “No such thing as a free donation: research funding and conflicts of interest in nuclear weapons policy analysis,” authored by Kjølv Egeland and Benoît Pelopidas of the Center for International Studies in Paris, was released in late December by Sage. After an exhaustive review of the world’s top foreign policy think tanks — including the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Atlantic Council, and many more — the authors found that they all receive “donations from actors with interests in the perpetuation of the extant nuclear order.” The study then answers the question posed in its title — “No such thing as a free donation?” — by showing exactly how these donations provide funders with considerable influence over these institutions’ work and the marketplace of ideas.

Through interviews with grant managers and former and current employees at these think tanks, the authors identified numerous instances where funding biased these organizations’ work through outright censorship, self-censorship, and perspective filtering.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Jan 12 07:47

On COI #367, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman recap the disastrous foreign policy developments of the year, focusing on escalations with Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, as well as the catastrophic trajectory of the Pentagon’s so-called “Great Power Competition.”

Kyle breaks down a major sexual harassment scandal involving a top official at Space Force amid Washington’s fueling of the branch’s budget by many billions of dollars.

Connor talks about Israel’s threats to bomb Iran’s civilian nuclear facilities in the coming years as the U.S. prepares yet more sanctions, doubling down on the “maximum pressure” campaign.

Webmaster addition: "You Americans should go kill Iran for us!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Tags: IRAN, ISRAEL, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 12 07:44

After taking office in 2021, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg oversaw a rebranding of the FAA system that failed today and delayed thousands of flights so that it would be 'more inclusive'. 

The NOTAM system previously stood for Notices to Airmen but Buttigieg's office changed it to stand for Notices to Air Missions in December 2021. 

It was a decision that they said ensured that the name was 'inclusive of all aviators and missions.' In addition to the name-change, the system has been undergoing 'modernization' for the last several years. 

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 12 07:40