As rescue workers continued to bring out bodies from the rubble of an apartment block struck by a Russian missile in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday, the United Nations said on Monday that it had confirmed the deaths of more than 7,000 Ukrainian civilians in the 11 months since Russia invaded.

United Nations monitors in Ukraine said those killed included 2,784 men, 1,875 women and another 1,939 adults whose gender was unknown. Those known to have died included 398 children, the monitors reported. The numbers include only those the United Nations has been able to corroborate, and the U.N. acknowledges that the full civilian toll is much higher.

While U.N. monitors reported that 104 Ukrainian civilians had been killed in the first half of January, the U.N. human rights office in Geneva said those deaths would not have included victims of Saturday’s missile strike on Dnipro, which destroyed a nine-story apartment building. By Monday, Ukrainian officials said 40 people had died in that attack and more than 30 people remained unaccounted for.

Posted on: Jan 17 12:12

Colorado astrophysicist has claimed her field is steeped in white supremacy and sexism because 'hypermasculine' and 'violent' language is used to describe stars.

Natalie Gosnell, an assistant professor at Colorado College, takes an unconventional approach to physics by comparing stars with humans to turn science into an art.

In an interview with the college newspaper she claimed she has struggled to overcome a division between art and science that is rooted in 'systemic racism.'

Her work aims 'to cross typical disciplinary boundaries to create art-science pieces that re-inscribe outer space as feminist space,' she said on her website. 

'Both artists and scientists are just observing things about the world, interpreting those observations, and then sharing their interpretation,' Gosnell told Colorado College News.

'As an astrophysicist, I am a product of institutions steeped in systemic racism and white supremacy,' she said.

Astrophysicist Natalie Gosnell says her field is steeped in sexism and white supremacy because 'hypermasculine' and 'violent' language is used to describe stars


Astrophysicist Natalie Gosnell says her field is steeped in sexism and white supremacy because 'hypermasculine' and 'violent' language is used to describe stars

Gosnell takes an unconventional approach to physics by comparing the lifespans of stars with those of humans to turn science into an art

Suggestions that academic fields like science and engineering are male-dominated are common and generally accepted but Gosnell goes further by arguing that the language used to describe scientific phenomena is sexist and racist.

The way in which stars burn through their fuel and die is viewed through a 'hypermasculine' lens and the metaphors used are often 'very violent,' she claimed.

An example she gave was that stars which take mass from other stars are labeled 'bad boys,' though this does not seem to be a widely used scientific term.

Webmaster addition: This is just getting silly!

Posted on: Jan 17 12:10

The Biden administration’s prosecution of pro-life father Mark Houck begins in federal court in Philadelphia next week. Houck faces 11 years in prison and fines for peacefully protesting abortion.

Houck has pleaded not guilty to bogus charges from the Biden administration that he violated the federal FACE law.

As LifeNews has reported, Joe Biden’s Justice Department clearly targeted a pro-life man and his family with a shocking home raid as an act of persecution.

Mark Houck made national headlines last year after 20 heavily-armed federal agents stormed his home at dawn on September 23 — frightening his family, pointing guns at his head, and then arresting him in front of his wife and seven young children.

Biden’s FBI raided the home of the well-known pro-life advocate and arrested him on a bogus charge that had already been thrown out of court. Biden’s administration is coming under fire for weaponizing the FBI and Department of Justice to target pro-life conservatives.

Posted on: Jan 17 12:10

Tax dollars from citizens of Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin are funneling into state university health programs that openly provide unproven hormonal injections shown to be exceptionally risky—including possible side effects of infertility, cancer, and death.

Indiana University’s Student Health Center, the University Health Services for University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Illinois’ McKinley Center all provide hormonal injections for students and other services they claim are “gender-affirming care” without parental notification and often with great medical risk.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s “Informed Consent” form for receiving “feminizing hormones” contains several contradictions. 

In the introduction, the form describes hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, as an “important component of transition” that “can greatly improve quality of life, psychological well-being, and affirm identity.” The form goes on to describe increased chances for migraines, decreased bone density, diabetes, infertility, cancer, and death.

Posted on: Jan 17 12:09

Afourth tranche of documents marked classified was found at President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware residence, White House counsel revealed over the weekend.

The discovery follows that of other documents from Biden’s time as vice president, which were found at a Washington think tank and in his personal garage. A third discovery, this time of a classified document in Biden’s Delaware home, occurred on Thursday. When classified documents were supposedly found at former President Donald Trump’s palace at Mar-a-Lago through an FBI raid, Biden shamed his Republican predecessor as “irresponsible.”

“How that could possibly happen, how one — anyone could be that irresponsible,” Biden said.

From the moment the first records were discovered at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, however, Biden’s allies in the legacy press corps jumped to give cover for the flagrant hypocrisy. And of course, shortly after news of the records surfaced, the narratives collapsed.

Posted on: Jan 17 12:09

The FBI indicated its investigative interest in pro-abortion protests last summer outside the homes of Supreme Court justices, although the bureau apparently didn’t act, according to a document obtained by The Daily Signal.  

After someone leaked the court’s draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on May 2,  protesters demonstrated for months outside the Virginia residences of Justices Amy Coney BarrettSamuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas, and the Maryland homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  

Just days after the leak of the draft opinion that ultimately would overturn Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand, the FBI issued a report to multiple FBI field offices, Virginia State Police, and possibly other police departments, highlighting news articles of interest. 

 Several of the articles were about pro-abortion activists holding protests outside the homes of the Supreme Court’s six conservative justices. 

Posted on: Jan 17 12:08
pUS Congress Member Sheila Jackson-Lee has introduced legislation making it a federal hate crime for white people (and white people only) to criticize or "vilify" any racial minorities. It is tempting to laugh at such tomfoolery, but attacks on the First Amendment must all be taken seriously.
Posted on: Jan 17 12:02

Though it’s blown up into a major scandal, there’s still a lot of unknown surrounding Joe Biden’s illegal possession of classified documents after his vice presidency. How did the documents get there? Why are they just being “found” at what seems like the most politically opportune time?

Dan Bongino recently appeared on Fox and Friends and offered two theories, and neither of them looks good.

To start, Bongino suggests this could be a “sabotage hit job” against Biden by Democrats who want to force him out of the 2024 race. Though the president hasn’t declared yet, he and his cohorts have made it pretty clear he’s going to run for reelection.

Posted on: Jan 17 12:00
A San Francisco reparations committee proposed a plan to city officials last month that would pay longtime black residents of the Northern California metropolitan city $5 million each while granting total debt forgiveness for facing decades of “systematic repression.”
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 17 11:27
Police are now saying they believe a drug cartel was behind the shooting that killed six people in Central California, including a 6-month-old baby and her 17-year-old mother.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 17 10:20
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough held nothing back on Monday’s broadcast, ripping into President Joe Biden’s administration over what he thought was sloppy handling of the still-unfolding situation involving a number of classified documents discovered in the president’s possession.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 17 10:19
A middle school near Portland allowed students to skip class to watch a TV show about a transgender child.
Posted on: Jan 17 10:19

I don’t know yet if this is a natural law but it seems to be a pretty workable rule of thumb: the more power over the citizenry is acquired by the State, the more miserable the citizenry becomes. There are two ways to view the role of government:

  • One is that the People should serve their government.
  • The other is that their government should serve the people.

All governments are powered by the energy of the people. Where  the former concept prevails, government has little value for the People and will ultimately starve of energy and decline and fail. The  optimum form of government, so far as The People are concerned, is the latter:  a government that serves the People and is  motivated b duty to the People. Either option only prevails with the agreement or acceptance of the People. It is for us to decide and agree upon which one we want. Legitimate functions of a government designed and run for service to the people are:

Posted on: Jan 17 10:18
The Justice Department should resist demands by House Republicans for information about its investigation into President Joe Biden‘s handling of classified documents, said a former FBI leader.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 17 10:17
Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss said he gave up his “blessed life” because his country needed saving, telling radio personality Glenn Beck that he was infuriated by the number of Americans who “don’t understand what this place means.”
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 17 10:16
A failed New Mexico political candidate allegedly paid men to shoot up the homes of other lawmakers after he lost his 2022 election bid, according to police.
Posted on: Jan 17 10:15

US House Republicans want access to the visitor logs at President Biden’s private home in Delaware. The White House said there are no records of visitors. Meanwhile, the Republican congressman leading the investigation into Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents said President Biden’s personal attorneys were still sifting through documents after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to look into the scandal.

Posted on: Jan 17 10:10

As President Joe Biden is rumored to soon announce a 2024 bid for re-election, the developing investigation into several batches of classified documents found in his possession could cause turmoil for a potential campaign.

Last week, news broke of three sets of classified documents found at the Penn Biden Center and in two separate locations at the president's home in Wilmington, Delaware. On Saturday, White House Special Counsel Richard Sauber revealed that five additional pages of classified materials were found at Biden's home on Thursday when attorneys with security clearances went to the location.

Though many Democratic and Republican strategists believe the classified documents scandal won't play a major role in Biden's 2024 aspirations, some political insiders told Fox News Digital that it's still not an ideal situation for a president seeking re-election — particularly as it opens Biden up to GOP attacks.

Webmaster addition: Biden has become a liability for the Democrats. He can't win in 2024 without massive cheating, which risks triggering a crisis such as we currently see in Brazil and other nations with crooked elections.

Posted on: Jan 17 10:07

San Francisco’s reparations committee has proposed paying each Black longtime resident $5 million and granting total debt forgiveness due to the decades of "systematic repression" faced by the local Black community.

The San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee, which advises the city on developing a plan for reparations for Black residents, released its draft report last month to address reparations – not for slavery, since California was not technically a slave state, but "to address the public policies explicitly created to subjugate Black people in San Francisco by upholding and expanding the intent and legacy of chattel slavery."

"While neither San Francisco, nor California, formally adopted the institution of chattel slavery, the tenets of segregation, white supremacy and systematic repression and exclusion of Black people were codified through legal and extralegal actions, social codes, and judicial enforcement," the draft states.

Webmaster addition: Did I ever mention that I am 1/4096 black? :)

Posted on: Jan 17 10:01

“Women accounted for fewer than one in ten of the detections, while the share of reported minors fell slightly to around 9 percent of all detections.”

Approximately 330,000 illegal border crossings into the European Union (EU) were recorded in 2022, the highest figure since the migration crisis of 2016. According to the latest data from EU border agency Frontex, the number of illegal entries into the Union increased 64 percent from the previous year.

Syrian, Afghan, and Tunisian nationals account for half of the entries

According to the Agency, 330,000 irregular entries were recorded in 2022. The number of Syrian nationals has practically doubled to 94,000. “This is the second consecutive year with a sharp increase in the number of irregular entries,” Frontex said in a statement, adding that Syrians, Afghans, and Tunisians together accounted for 47% of irregular entries in 2022.

Posted on: Jan 17 10:00

Willful blindness. There is plenty of evidence that harm can indeed occur months later.

Posted on: Jan 17 10:00

Danielle Stephanie Warriner sits alone in a Toronto hospital lobby, wearing little more than a pale blue medical gown. Moments later, she's wheeled away by guards, her slight frame slumped in a wheelchair, her legs dangling from the edge.

What happens in between isn't captured on video.

Instead, a security camera was purposely turned away as guards approached the 43-year-old, pushed her against a wall and restrained her on the ground before she lost consciousness — never to regain it. 

Those scenes are part of the evidence that would have been heard at the trial of the guards charged in Warriner's death at Toronto General Hospital in May 2020.

Now, that won't happen. In a surprise move by an Ontario judge on Nov. 22, the case against the guards has been quashed and the trial that was supposed to begin this May struck from the docket. 

For months, Warriner's family has waited for their day in court. Instead, they say they're now left blindsided.

"My first reaction was shock, horror," Warriner's sister, Denise, told CBC News. "There's been no accountability and there's a gaping hole in my heart."

"She was a very tiny woman who was clearly unwell, sitting, dealing with respiratory distress and they wrangled her to her death. There was no lawful reason for them to have ever put hands on her," she said she believes.

"This ought to have been put to a trial."

Webmaster addition: This was supposedly triggered by Danielle not wanting to wear a mask because of her breathing difficulties.

Posted on: Jan 17 09:57

Democrats in Congress are trying to pass a bill that would expand the definition of hate crime to include discussion of “replacement theory”.

Yes, really.

The legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), would criminalize speech that is found to have “inspired” a racially motivated crime.

The draconian law would effectively make an individual responsible for someone else’s crime if prosecutors were able to successfully argue that their political rhetoric was a motivating factor.

The Leading Against White Supremacy Act of 2023 includes a “conspiracy” charge that someone would be guilty of if they were found to have published “material advancing white supremacy, white supremacist ideology, antagonism based on ‘replacement theory,’ or hate speech that vilifies or is otherwise directed against any non-white person or group” on social media.

Posted on: Jan 17 09:56
A Tennessee death row inmate sentenced nearly 30 years ago on first-degree murder charges died in prison Monday of apparent natural causes at 71 years old.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 17 09:54
One of the 51 intelligence veterans who signed a letter suggesting the Hunter Biden laptop story could be part of a Russian disinformation operation said they knew the contents of the device were genuine at the time.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 17 09:53
Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who serves as CEO of Space X, Tesla, and Twitter, reacted harshly after Klaus Schwab, the chairman of the World Economic Forum, preached at the WEF’s summit about an attempt to “master the future.”
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 17 09:52
Several American officials reportedly enjoyed a lavish lunch with some of the planet’s most powerful corporate leaders and World Economic Forum Chair Klaus Schwab during the organization’s annual conference in Davos, Switzerland.
Posted on: Jan 17 09:52

Florida is threatening to suspend licenses for businesses failing to provide proof of E-Verify compliance, which ensures they are not employing illegal immigrants. It comes as part of its greater effort to protect Florida residents and their jobs as the nation faces a mass immigration crisis on the southern border.

The Department of Economic Opportunity sent letters to several businesses, flagging the various companies for “repeat non-responsiveness” to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

“If you persist and fail to respond to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), there will be significant consequences,” the letters reads, warning that the notice serves as the “final opportunity to respond before consequences are initiated.”

It adds that the DEP will “not grant any extensions” or excuses for nonresponses. The companies had one month from the date of the letter to provide an affidavit stating the company will comply with the law and terminate the employment of illegal aliens. 

Failure to comply with the letter in the given time frame would result in a suspension of “all licenses” held by the company “specific to the business location where the unauthorized alien(s) performed work.” In cases where they do not have a license specific to the business location where the illegal alien worked, the licenses held by the company at its “primary place of business” will be suspended.

Posted on: Jan 17 09:51
President Joe Biden appeared to forget the name of Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter-in-law while singing “Happy Birthday” to her on Monday while speaking at a left-wing event.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 17 09:51