Thought for the day

On Wednesday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that America’s airspace was shut down for several hours across the US.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 13 12:32

Hunter Biden owned President Joe Biden’s Delaware house in 2018, where the elder Biden has now been discovered to have stashed classified documents, according to a document unearthed by New York Post’s Miranda Devine on Thursday.

On a document titled, “background screening request,” it appears Hunter checked a box to indicate he owned Joe Biden’s home located in Wilmington, Delaware. The document is signed July, 2018.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:32
The ladies of ‘The View’ just can’t deal with the classified document drama that’s swirling around Joe Biden right now.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 13 12:32

A new release of the Twitter Files provides further evidence that the company was aware that claims of “Russian bots” on the platform, made by Democrats and the media, were wildly exaggerated or outright fabrications. Nevertheless, Twitter continued to indulge the Democrat and mainstream media-pushed conspiracy theory in public.

As Twitter attempted to placate Democrats on the hill with an appeasement strategy, humoring claims about Russian influence they knew were false, Twitter officials complained that the strategy amounted to “feeding congressional trolls.”

Posted on: Jan 13 12:32

The Federal Aviation Administration has been functioning without a Senate-confirmed administrator for nearly a full year – leading to more criticism and questions surrounding the mishandling of air travel meltdowns in recent months.

Both the House and Senate are concerned that there has been a void in leadership at the FAA, especially after the Southwest debacle last month and a computer glitch that led to nationwide flight cancellations for several hours Wednesday morning.

Senator Ted Cruz, who is taking the top GOP position on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee in the new Congress, said in a statement Thursday that the FAA failures exhibit the larger 'dysfunction' within the Department of Transportation under Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:31

Dramatic footage has captured the moment Britain's prized naval flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth was 'buzzed' by a squadron of supersonic Russian fighter jets.

The trio of fighter-bombers - which included at least two SU-24 warplanes - were filmed charging towards the £3.2billion aircraft carrier and her battle group as they sailed towards the Suez Canal.

The extraordinary footage, filmed in June 2021 during Queen Elizabeth's first operational mission, was revealed today ahead of the release of a BBC documentary on the ship's seven-month deployment to the Far East. 

Posted on: Jan 13 12:31
We know the Biden family committed unsavory actions. These facts surrounding the Biden family hiding top secret documents at their house in Deleware are very concerning and a danger to the country’s national security.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 13 12:30

President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending temporary amnesty status to thousands of Somali nationals living in the United States who would otherwise be eligible for deportation.

On Thursday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the Biden administration is extending and redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, which will allow more than 2,600 Somali nationals to remain living and working in the U.S.

“Through the extension and redesignation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status, the United States will be able to offer safety and protection to Somalis who may not be able to return to their country, due to ongoing conflict and the continuing humanitarian crisis,” Mayorkas said in a statement.

Specifically, TPS will be extended for about 430 Somalis who are already in the U.S. and allows another 2,200 eligible Somalis to join the program, securing work permits to hold American jobs.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:30

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) stated Tuesday her plan for addressing crime is “working” despite recent data showing major crime increased by 41 percent in 2022.

As Lightfoot prepares to run for reelection the upcoming mayoral race, with the first round set for 28, she has recently claimed her administration has done an adequate job handling the city’s crime crisis.

On January 10, Lightfoot shared a campaign ad on Twitter, claiming that she is putting more police officers on the streets while getting more guns off them. “When it comes to addressing crime in our city, I’ve got a plan — and it’s working.” the incumbent mayor stated in the tweet that promoted the ad.

Five days earlier, Lightfoot attacked one of her mayoral opponents, Paul Vallas, after he stated that “crime is out of control in Chicago” and that he would put more police officers on streets and public transpiration.

Lightfoot responded: “Paul, do your homework. We’re already doing all of this — holding dangerous people accountable, tackling gangs and gun violence, making equitable investments in our communities — and will continue to make Chicago safer. Much more to do, but we are on the right path.”

Posted on: Jan 13 12:30
Democrats were successful in 2020, inserting an crooked politician with dementia into the White House and stealing the election from the most popular sitting president in history. But when Old Joe announced recently that he would run again in 2024 it was too much for the power brokers in the regime. Joe had to go.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 13 12:30

The New York Times on Wednesday defended Hunter Biden’s massive profits for offering no real work while Joe Biden was vice president, citing Biden family sources and former business associates — but not whistleblower Tony Bobulinski.

The report, totaling 5,426 words and written by Adam Entous, Michael S. Schmidt, and Katie Benner, bashed Republicans for promoting a supposedly false narrative about President Joe Biden’s role in the family business. Breitbart News reported Joe Biden has been involved with the family’s business at least 17 times.

“The way Republicans tell it, President Biden has been complicit in a long-running scheme to profit from his position in public life through shady dealings around the world engineered by his son, Hunter Biden,” the reporters claimed, citing the family’s “former business partners, family members and close friends” as credible sources.

The reporters’ defense of the Biden family business was framed around Hunter’s drug abuse, which they alleged could hamper investigators’ ability to bring charges against Hunter for tax and gun violations. The Wall Street Journal reported in October that Hunter’s drug abuse could be an excuse the defense could successfully use to defend the president’s son against potential charges.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:29
Since being ousted as the House Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi looks as if she doesn’t have a care in the world.
By: orraz
Posted on: Jan 13 12:29

Proving once again that they have no influence beyond their corrupt little tribe, the corporate media’s open rebellion against Elon Musk at Mastodon is a total failure.

When Musk officially took Twitter over and began instituting several long overdue reforms against the site’s breathtaking fascism and censorship, the fake media decided it was time to kill Twitter permanently and harrumphed, harrumphed, harrumphed over to Mastodon.

In a series of “Well I Nevers” that would have made Margaret Dumont cringe, one by one, America’s leading liarscrybabiesweirdoesfascistsbigots, and groomer-enablers, left in a snit to show that Elon Musk a thing or two about a thing or two…

Posted on: Jan 13 12:29
Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson, the genius who previously claimed Guam will tip over, said the classified documents found at Joe Biden’s home may have been planted.
Posted on: Jan 13 12:28

Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump, not President Joe Biden, two weeks after Biden’s classified briefings and documents were discovered at the Penn Biden Center.

On November 18, Garland named former federal prosecutor Jack Smith special counsel for two probes by the Department of Justice of Trump. About two weeks prior, on November 2, Biden’s classified documents were reportedly unearthed at Biden’s so-called “think tank,” the Penn Biden Center, by the president’s attorney.

The timeline suggests Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate Biden’s 2024 presidential political opponent for allegedly mishandling classified documents while potentially knowing Biden had allegedly committed the same violation. 

Posted on: Jan 13 12:28

CPI came in close to expected and we could not have asked for a better reaction. The market had been discounting a very low CPI level, and we  had mentioned that an “unchanged” or higher CPI level would not be so good obviously. That was correct as far as stocks go. Stocks are bid, but nothing exciting. There are sellers keeping a lid on them so far.

In Gold and Silver, not only are the sellers NOT selling, but there are even more flows rotating out of stocks and into the asset class today. The flows into GLD and SLV are signs of a longer term trend today. Domestic demand is the reason for this rally.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:28

Overnight the Japanese yen soared (if not quite as much as it did last month when the BOJ unexpectedly doubled the trading band of its Yield Curve Control to +/- 0.50% sparking the biggest surge in the Japanese currency since LTCM and the 1998 Asian Crisis), after Japan’s Yomiuri reported that the BoJ is to review the side effects of its massive monetary easing at its policy meeting next week and may take additional steps to correct distortions in the yield curve due to skewed interest rates despite last month’s tweak in its bond yield control policy. Translation: there is a chance the BOJ will once again “surprise” the market with yet another YCC tweak. The news predictably unleashed a surge in the yen as it would mean outgoing BOJ head Kuroda will need to buy even less bonds, inject less liquidity, and implicitly prop up the currency; as of 8:00pm ET, the USDJPY had tumbled as low as 128.66 from 132 yesterday, before bouncing modestly just above 129.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:27

Russian forces, who have reportedly suffered considerable losses on the front line, have now deployed additional units of the world’s most powerful mortar, which is capable of using a nuclear warhead on the battlefield.

Dubbed the “Sledgehammer,” the self-propelled 2S4 Tyulpan mortar, known as the Tulip in English, has a 240mm cannon — twice the caliber of NATO mortars, which are just 120mm — making it by far the largest caliber mortar system in the world. Carried on its own tracks, it has a range of 19 kilometers and is used to destroy large fortifications, military equipment, or strategic positions.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:26

China has recently considerably ramped up its gold imports, in an effort to diversify the People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) holdings, as well as reduce their reliance on the US dollar (DXY). This has also been seen as a move to prepare for the country’s resurging industrial and manufacturing activity, especially when it comes to jewellery manufacturing.

This sudden rise in gold purchases happened in November 2022, following a three-year break by the PBOC. In November an extra 32 tonnes of gold was bought, on top of the usual monthly purchases, which was then followed by a further 30 tonnes in December, according to the World Gold Council.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:26

At least seven people have been killed by tornadoes in Georgia and Alabama, as local officials say they are "still searching for bodies".

In Georgia, local TV reported that a five-year-old died after a tree fell on a car in Jackson.

Over 35 tornadoes were reported by the National Weather Services (NWS) across the southern US on Thursday, putting more than 30 million people at risk.

The storms have caused blackouts for thousands of people in four states.

More than 52,000 residents in Alabama and Georgia were without power on Friday morning, according to

The NWS has warned that gusty winds and cold wind chill temperatures will persist through Saturday morning.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:25

Ukraine has claimed more than 500 people, including 15 children, are trapped in the eastern city of Soledar; UK MoD gives its latest update; Zelenskyy's forces say repelled attacks in Luhansk and Donetsk overnight. Listen to our latest episode of Ukraine War Diaries while you scroll.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:23

Weeks-long protests that have left dozens dead across Peru continued on Thursday, with escalating tensions in Andean city Cusco prompting the government to preemptively close the tourist hub's airport.

Supporters of ousted president Pedro Castillo have marched and barricaded streets around the South American country demanding new elections and the removal of current leader Dina Boluarte.

The demonstrations have at times turned violent, and clashes with security forces have left 42 people dead, including a police officer who was burned alive in a vehicle, while hundreds more have been injured.

Almost half of the victims died in clashes Monday night in the southern Puno region, where 17 people were due to be buried on Thursday.

Major flash points have occurred near the country's airports, guarded by security forces after protesters stormed runways during an initial wave of uprisings in early December.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:23

At times, Joe Biden is his own worst enemy.

When asked on Thursday whether it was true he had kept classified documents in a garage next to his sports car, he responded in a rather flippant manner that the garage was locked.

That will lead some to wonder about the protestations from the White House that they are taking seriously the matter of whether Mr Biden mishandled classified materials after leaving the office of vice-president in 2017.

But the justice department's appointment of a special counsel will concentrate minds and will undoubtedly overshadow the president's next months in office.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:22

A research team using new methods to analyze data from NASA's Curiosity, a rover operating on Mars since 2012, was able to independently verify that fractures in the bedrock contained opal, on Earth a gemstone formed by the alteration of silica by water. Unlike common crystals, opal is an amorphous mineral consisting of layers of microscopic silica-spherules with water filling the gaps between them. Light is scattered along the surface of the spherules, giving common opal colors ranging from white to yellow to red. The most valuable "noble opal" display a glittering array of rainbow colors.

The study finds that the vast subsurface fracture networks would have provided conditions that were potentially more habitable than those on the surface.

In 2012, NASA sent the Curiosity rover to Mars to explore Gale Crater, a large impact basin with a massive, layered mountain in the middle. As Curiosity has traversed along the Mars surface, researchers have discovered light-toned rocks surrounding fractures that criss-cross certain parts of the Martian landscape, sometimes extending out far into the horizon of rover imagery. Recent work finds that these widespread halo networks served as one of the last, if not the last, water-rich environments in a modern era of Gale Crater. This water-rich environment in the subsurface would have also provided more habitable conditions when conditions on the surface were likely much more harsh.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:22

Despite the lack of evidence of the safety of antipsychotics in children, who are smaller in size and still rapidly developing, the number of prescriptions to English youth has doubled between 2000 to 2019, a study suggests.

The researchers from the University of Manchester examined over seven million children and adolescents aged three to 18.

They discovered that youth prescriptions of antipsychotics - drugs used to treat major mental illnesses, such as autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD - increased from 0.06 percent to 0.11 in the past two decades.

While the percentage is small, co-author and senior research fellow at the University of Manchester Matthias Pierce said that the higher prevalence of these disorders, as well as a growing trend to prescribe antipsychotics by clinicians, is concerning.

“However, [it] will help clinicians to evaluate the prescribing of antipsychotics to children more fully and will encourage them to consider better access to alternatives,” Pierce said.

Antipsychotics have been associated with long-term side effects, including sexual dysfunction, infertility, and weight gain leading to diabetes.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:21

In the video above, John Campbell, Ph.D., a retired nurse educator, compares the contradictions between the World Health Organization’s directives regarding the need for COVID shots in Africa and the actual situation on the ground.

As of December 12, 2022, the WHO was still calling on all countries to get the COVID jab into at least 70% of their populations.1 Its original deadline for meeting this 70% threshold was mid-2022, but by June 2022, only 58 of 194 member states had reached this target.2

According to the WHO, jab supplies, technical support and financial support were lacking during the early days of the injection campaign but, now, those obstacles have been resolved. As a result, all countries now have the ability to meet the global target of 70%.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:20

As the academic and cultural elites would tell it, history is a tale of oppression, and the Haves and Have-Nots are readily discernible, for they can be recognized on racial grounds. But what about the white poor?

Anew audiobook is being feverishly promoted by Amazon’s bottomless wallet, a familiar classic with an unexpected twist. It’s the iconic Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, yet the artwork and accompanying promotional materials reveal that this young Oliver is black.

It’s the latest instance of a seemingly insatiable desire to replace white characters from classic tales with black figures. Even Anne Boleyn (of King Henry VIII fame) was not immune to diversification. In any event, something seems different about this attempt in particular. It’s not merely a snippet of culture that is being stolen and trampled for political reasons, when the reverse would never be permitted.

Oliver Twist was a fictionalized account of a true story—that of poor white kids, struggling to survive, with few real opportunities to better their condition. It presents a truth that some seek to bury. Modern academia, with the help of popular media, paints a picture in which poor white people did not and do not exist.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:20

Hindsight is a particularly powerful tool for analyzing the Ukraine war, nearly a year after Russia’s invasion.

Last February, it sounded at least superficially plausible to characterize Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to send troops and tanks into his neighbor as nothing less than an “unprovoked act of aggression.”

Putin was either a madman or a megalomaniac, trying to revive the imperial, expansionist agenda of the Soviet Union. Were his invasion to go unchallenged, he would pose a threat to the rest of Europe.

Plucky, democratic Ukraine needed the West’s unreserved support – and a near-limitless supply of weapons – to hold the line against a rogue dictator.

But that narrative looks increasingly threadbare, at least if one reads beyond the establishment media – a media that has never sounded quite so monotone, so determined to beat the drum of war, so amnesiac and so irresponsible.

Posted on: Jan 13 12:19

The nation is in an economic tailspin. It is largely thanks to Joe Biden’s inability to get anything done. Also, his attempts at making the country “greener” by banning every last energy source that actually works. He is so obsessed with getting rid of fossil fuels, his administration recently floated the idea of banning gas stoves.

Clearly, the woke green Democrats have gone too far. And one Republican governor is not standing for it. During a recent press conference, he took a stand against Biden and his left-wing environmental extremists. And he did so in classic fashion.

From Twitter:

WATCH: Gov. Ron DeSantis declares “you’re not taking our gas stoves away from us,” holds up a “Don’t Tread on Florida” gas stove sign “We’re gonna stand up for that […] They start propagating the narrative, but then they got blowback, and they kind of had to retreat from it.”

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Posted on: Jan 13 12:18