Thought for the day

"We can have democracy or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of the few. We cannot have both." -- US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

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 Republican and Republican-leaning Independents have shifted their views of who they believe is the best choice to be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2024.

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 08:36

 Sam Bankman-Fried, the now-bankrupt founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, gave a staggering sum of money to Democrats and far-left causes this midterm election cycle before his multi-billion dollar empire imploded this week.

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 08:35

 Election night did not deliver the overwhelming victory Republicans had hoped for on a national level, but on a local level — in school board races — conservatives picked up a wave of wins across the country.

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 08:35

 One of the top officials in the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Steven D’Antuono, is reportedly retiring from the agency at the end of the month.

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 08:34

Watch China Overtake The US As the World’s Major Trading Partner

The animated map above shows how quickly China overtook the US to become the largest trading partner for the vast majority of the world’s countries. It covers the period between 1980 and 2018 and countries change colour depending on whether they trade more with the US (blue) or more with China (red).

Up until 2001 (the year China joined the WTO) 80% of the world traded more with the US than China. However, today 128 out of 190 countries (2/3rd) trade more with China than the US. With 90 countries trading twice as much with China as the US (dark red).

The map was created by the Lowy Institute using data from the IMF’s Direction of Trade Statistics Database and focuses on bilateral trade flows (both imports and exports).

When looking just at country’s biggest source of imports, the map is even more skewed. Here’s a map of countries that import more from the U.S, Germany or China.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:33

 A new study of nationwide hospital databases found that at least 1,130 adolescents between 2016 and 2019 received “gender-affirming” chest surgeries in the U.S.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:33

The FTX crypto slush fund run by now-disgraced Sam Bankman-Fried (and his MIT college buddies) laundered money for Ukraine into nearly $40 million worth of campaign donations for Democrats in the 2022 mid-term elections.

Over the last year, Joe Biden and the Democrats have pushed through well over $50 billion in funding for Ukraine, using US taxpayer money. Internationally, over $100 billion has been donated to Ukraine, according to which has compiled worldwide donations and grants to the Ukrainian cause.

FTX simultaneously processed donations to Ukraine by using its crypto infrastructure. As reported in May of this year, “Ukraine Partners With FTX, Everstake to Launch New Crypto Donation Website.”

In other words, the corrupt Ukraine regime partnered with a corrupt crypto slush fund to take dollars from the corrupt US government and funnel them into the hands of corrupt Democrat candidates to win rigged mid-term elections.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:31

Did you ever wonder where all those billions of dollars were going in Ukraine? Did you ever wonder why anyone was trusting the elites in US politics like the Bidens with billions in funds going to Ukraine? Today it turns out that these were excellent questions.

  We have information that the tens of billions of dollars going to Ukraine were actually laundered back to the US to corrupt Democrats and elites using FTX cryptocurrency. Now the money is gone and FTX is bankrupt. Earlier today we reported that the FTX cryptocurrency appeared to be used in a ponzi scheme involving the Democrats and Ukraine. The word is now out. The Democrats sent tens of billions to Ukraine and then laundered this money back to Democrat pockets and funds in the US. Now the company is bankrupt and the funds are nowhere to be found.

This information was shared on Twitter and we can confirm from our sources that this is accurate.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:29

When something is so obvious, if the outcome makes no sense, if the outcome is literally impossible, then it is what it is. Forget “proof.” You know it. You saw it. You felt it. You experienced it. It happened. It’s real.

The 2022 midterm was just stolen. Just like 2020. 

If you disagree, you’re either delusional, or terribly naïve, or brain dead. Or you’re in on the fix. 

It’s time to admit we’re all part of a massive experiment in fraud, theft, brainwashing, and gaslighting to a degree never seen in world history.

Think of all the times in just the past few years you’ve been gaslighted. They lied to you about open borders…they lied about Hillary’s 30,000 deleted emails…they lied about spying on Trump…they lied about Russian Collusion…they lied about a perfectly fine Ukrainian phone call…they lied about massive Biden corruption in Ukraine and China… they lied about the Hunter Biden laptop…they lied about the origins of Covid…they lied about the need for lockdowns and masks…they lied about the need for Covid vaccines…they lied about the vaccines being “safe and effective”…they lied and covered up all the deaths and injuries from the vaccine…they lied about the success of miracle drugs Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin…they lied about the stolen 2020 election…

Posted on: Nov 13 08:26

Face reality America, we are in a rapidly unfolding Communist Revolution right now. It has been in the works for over a century. If America goes down, every free country follows. 

Paraphrasing an article from Trevor Loudon, millions of Americans are still in complete denial. Some think the military is secretly going to right the ship and save us. The truth is, a president was outmaneuvered by an alliance of Communists, globalists and even traitors in the Republican party. The “Deep State” is now almost fully in control. Any patriotic/conservative isn’t coming to be president anytime before 2024 — if we still have meaningful elections by then. To make sure they can never be voted out of office, the Democrats/Communists plan to enfranchise 22 million illegal immigrants, abolish the electoral college, gain at least four more far left senators through Puerto Rico and D.C. statehood, and flood the country with tens of millions more refugees and illegal immigrants. They also plan to nationally introduce voting “reforms,” i.e. mass mail-in balloting, abolition of ID requirements, etc. that will guarantee Democratic/Communist party control from now on. See HR-1.

If Democrats/Communists can abolish the Senate filibuster and place at least four more leftist “justices” on the Supreme Court, there will be virtually no way to stop any of this if we rely on traditional political methods. We’re undergoing a Marxist-Leninist revolution driven by China — right now, in real time.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:25

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been in politics for decades, and never has an election bewildered him as much as the 2022 midterms.

“I’ve never been as wrong as I was this year,” Gingrich, an Epoch Times contributor, said on Nov. 10.

“It makes me challenge every model I’m aware of, and realize that I have to really stop and spend a good bit of time thinking and trying to put it all together.”

People from both sides of the aisle were projecting substantial losses for the Democratic Party amid rising discontent over inflation, the economy, and crime. But that expected red wave didn’t happen. ​​

The Senate is currently a tossup. And with 211 House seats won against the Democrats’ 192, the GOP is still poised to take charge of the lower chamber when Congress convenes in the new year, but with less leverage than initially hoped.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:25

The findings come despite the pouring of over $800 billion of US taxpayer money into the military in 2021, and notwithstanding the Pentagon’s heavy reliance on the Air Force to do the heavy lifting in the majority of its operations across the globe, including the bombing of multiple countries.

Just five of the 49 types of aircraft in the US military’s arsenal met mission readiness targets for five or more years during the period between fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2021, the Government Accountability Office has revealed.

In a comprehensive 352-page report released this week, the congressional spending watchdog indicated that issues like aircraft age, maintenance problems and spare parts availability dramatically hindered readiness levels – measured by fleet aircraft ability to fly and perform at least one mission.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:24

 Republicans will fail to gain enough seats to take back the Senate majority, according to a projection by DecisionDeskHQ. The Senate will remain under Democrat control, since ties are broken by the vice president.

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 08:17

 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) absolutely roasted a traveler who apparently tried to sneak a handgun through security by hiding it inside a raw chicken.

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 08:17

 Supporters of Donald Trump claim that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is responsible for Senate losses because he failed to direct sufficient funding to candidates who ran with the endorsement of the former president. An analysis of campaign finance records by The Daily Wire explored whether that is true.

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 08:16

The Democrats are happy to take money from anyone they can.  The Clintons have made this their mission. 

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 08:15

Last year, Joe Biden announced US troops would be deployed to Kenya to help the terror-torn nation and aid in counter-terrorism efforts.

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 08:14

Senators Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, and Rick Scott are circulating a letter among GOP senators to delay elections until all of the votes are counted and the Republicans know if they will hold a majority.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:14

On Friday, we first learned courtesy of a mystery twitter account belonging to an anonymous FTX insider, that the now bankrupt crypto exchange held just $900 million in liquid assets (including, among other things, a $7.3 million online bet by Democrat megadonor Sam Bankman-Fried for Trump to lose).

Source: minigrogu

Of the $900 million in liquid assets, the largest portion - or roughly half - was in the form of $470mn of Robinhood shares owned by a Bankman-Fried vehicle not listed in Friday’s bankruptcy filing, which included 134 corporate entities. The liquid assets represent just 10% of the total assets (including $5.4BN in semi-liquid and $3.2BN in illiquid) and is a fraction of the $9 billion in liabilities at FTX which will now make their way through bankruptcy court for the next several years.

The document, which the FT also tracked down on Saturday and discussed here, and which was shared with prospective investors before the bankruptcy, provides a detailed picture of the financial hole in the FTX crypto empire and suggests customers of FTX international may face steep losses on cash and crypto assets they held on the exchange (and speaking of the 134 subs that FTX listed on its bankruptcy filing, the FT notes that the company had incorrectly listing entities it did not own in its initial filing, while as we reported earlier, the exchange suffered an apparent hack on Friday night that drained its balances to zero).

Aside from the spreadsheet shown above, the FT also noted another spreadsheet which references the $5bn of withdrawals last Sunday - which as everyone knows by know were precipitated by CZ telling the world he would pull his money after the "recent revelations" and sparking a bank run on FTX which the exchange did not have nearly the fund to defend against; the sheet also noted a negative $8bn entry described as “hidden, poorly internally labled ‘fiat@’ account”.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:13

Among the components of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset are a drastically reduced population and the replacement of human labor with robots and artificial intelligence (AI). The question immediately comes to mind: can robots and AI really make all the stuff for the elites after they have gotten rid of the people?

Because a plan has been formulated and described does not mean that it is possible to realize. The plan may contradict laws of logic or reality, or assume the existence of resources that do not exist.

Podcaster and journalist James Delingpole, speaking to investigative journalist Whitney Webb on October 23, 2021, discussed this topic with his guest. I have transcribed several minutes from their conversation, edited for concision:

Webb: The fourth industrial revolution. One of the main pillars of that is automation and artificial intelligence. We’ve already seen that with corporate behemoths, like Amazon’s efforts to replace human workers with robots. Starbucks is piloting their AI barista with plans to have at least one in most if not all locations…. How long until humans are gone entirely? That’s in a retail setting.

In the UK Tesco recently joined the cashier less checkout. It’s all done on your phone. You scan when you enter the store. Everything is tied to you, your unique digital identifier with the corporation. You can just walk out of the store. How convenient that you didn’t have to walk by a cashier at all.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:12

While many analysts and economists will be talking for months about the epic downfall of crypto-exchange company FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried, their focus will be primarily on the billions lost, the mismanagement of funds, the fraud inherent in yield farming and the alleged betrayal of investor trust.  This is a tale as old as time and not anything surprising.  What many in the mainstream are missing, though, is Fried's attachments to the World Economic Foundation, various global elitists and his avid sermonizing of the tenets of “effective altruism”, which are nearly identical to the tenets of Klaus Schwab's Stakeholder Capitalism agenda.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:11
  • The energy crisis in Pakistan has deepened this year.

  • Gas supplies available for households will be very limited this winter.

  • Pakistani households will have gas available for three hours in the morning, two hours in the afternoon, and three hours in the evening.

Pakistan has no other option but to ration natural gas supply this winter, with gas provided three times a day for cooking to households, amid acute shortages and a forex crisis in the world’s fifth most populous country, an official from the petroleum ministry told a Parliament panel this week.  

Posted on: Nov 13 08:10

This week, we saw another incident of protesters shutting down an event to prevent others from hearing opposing views. At an event with commentator and author Ann Coulter, one protester yelled “Your words are violence.” It is the latest example of how some on the left are treating free speech as harm on college campuses. Unlike many other incidents, however, Cornell has stood by the right of the student group, Network of Enlightened Women, to hold the event and pledged to hold students accountable for the cancellation of the speech.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:10

 The Ukrainian authorities imposed a curfew in Kherson on Saturday and restricted entry and exit from the city, citing mine clearance efforts, Yaroslav Yanushevich, chief of Ukraine’s Kherson regional military administration, said.

"We have to impose a curfew starting today, from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.," Yanushevich said in a video posted on the administration’s Telegram channel.

"I would also like to inform you that coming into the city and leaving it will be restricted to ensure demining activities," he added.

On Friday, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announced that the Ukrainian authorities had no intention of allowing journalists into Kherson under the pretext of demining.

Posted on: Nov 13 08:09

President Joe Biden announced the launch of his multimillion-dollar “Climate Gender Equity Fund” to address purported inequalities women face in climate finance at the United Nations COP 27 climate conference in Egypt on Friday.

The Climate Gender Equity Fund will “leverage private sector contributions to help provide women climate leaders with technical skills, networks, and capital to develop and scale climate solutions,” according to a White House statement.

Webmaster addition: "Climate Gender Equity!" What does that even mean?!?

Posted on: Nov 13 08:08

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back." -- Carl Sagan

"The real deniers are people who think our climate was and should remain static and unchanging." -- Paul Driessen and Chris Skates

"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." -- Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time

Posted on: Nov 13 07:57

Any aspiring history Ph.D. candidate out there looking for an intriguing dissertation topic? I think this could be a hell of a book. The media world of the Second World War was still radio, newspapers, magazines and film footage shot by brave camera men on the front lines.  

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 07:45

According to an internal memo addressed to Disney’s executives on Friday, the woke firm would soon begin enforcing layoffs, implementing a targeted hiring freeze, and limiting business travel to essential only as part of a wide cost-cutting initiative, CNBC reported.

By: orraz
Posted on: Nov 13 07:44