"Once a government resorts to terror against its own population to get what it wants, it must keep using terror against its own population to get what it wants. A government that terrorizes its own people can never stop. If such a government ever lets the fear subside and rational thought return to the populace, that government is finished." -- Michael Rivero

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In 2020, the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin won the contract to build the first ship in a new class of guided-missile frigate for the US Navy. The yard laid the keel in 2022. Two years later, the Navy admitted the first frigate, Constellation, was four years late – owing to labour shortages, mostly – and wouldn’t deliver to the fleet until 2029.

Now compare this with the lightning-fast construction of the first in a potential new class of guided-missile corvette for the Chinese navy. 

Foreign analysts first noticed the sleek, approximately 300-foot corvette under construction at Liaoning Shipyard in northeastern China in November. Six months later, the vessel was underway for trials. It’s possible the ship was built, launched and delivered in roughly a year – seven times faster than Fincantieri is completing that first US Navy frigate.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Buckle up. This is going to be a long one, but I think the topic deserves a deep dive.

What a mess. Are there any grownups in the house?  This is what happens in a world in which no one trusts anyone anymore, integrity is treated as an obsolete concept, both information and legacy media have become weaponized to such an extent that what passes for official reality becomes just a funhouse hall of mirrors, and the experience, intellect and maturity of those entrusted to manage these matters is just not up to the task.

Yesterday I published a substack article titled “All Along the Watchtower”, which posed the question “Would the Russian invasion of Ukraine be justified if it were for biodefense?”. 

Since then, we have had a flood of new information drop:

1)    Testimony of Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland to Senator Marco Rubio, in which she admits that Ukraine has biological research facilities.

2)    Epoch times’ report “US State Department Denies Russian Allegations of Biological Weapons in Ukraine”.

3)    “US Is Protecting ‘Biological Research Facilities’ in Ukraine From Russia: Official”.  Another excellent article by Epoch times, which has seemingly become one of the last remaining bastions of “old school” journalism in a major print news format.

4)    And an insightful interpretation by journalist Glenn Greenwald via his often brilliant and occasionally sarcastic substack, entitled “Victoria Nuland: Ukraine Has "Biological Research Facilities," Worried Russia May Seize Them” with the subheading “The neocon's confession sheds critical light on the U.S. role in Ukraine, and raises vital questions about these labs that deserve answers.”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WMD
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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on May 23, allowing Arizona doctors to travel to the Golden State on a temporary basis to perform abortions for their patients.

Senate Bill 233, introduced by state Sen. Nancy Skinner of Oakland and Assembly Majority Leader Cecilia Aguiar-Curry of Winters, allows licensed Arizona abortion providers to come to California and provide abortions or abortion-related care to patients from Arizona who travel to the state for such procedures until near the end of this year.

The measure states that licensed Arizona doctors in good standing simply need to fill out an application form with the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California to perform abortions. Provided they meet certain requirements, their approval will be granted within five business days.

Arizona licensed doctors who chose to come to the state temporarily will only be able to do so until Nov. 30, when California officials expect Arizona voters to approve an abortion measure on their state ballot.

The measure, which is being implemented in partnership with the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, contains an urgency clause and takes effect immediately.

Webmaster addition: Bit problem! Doctors must be licensed in the state in which they practice medicine. If those Arizona doctors are not licensed in California, they could be in serious legal trouble!

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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We are tracking potentially severe weather conditions in the Tri-State for your Sunday before Memorial Day.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union, Gallatin, Saline, Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean and Muhlenberg counties.

A tornado watch has also been issued for multiple counties including Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean and Muhlenberg counties.

The entire Tri-State has been classified as a level 3 enhanced threat for potentially severe weather for Sunday.

We will keep you updated throughout the day as new warnings come in.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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