Lack moral clarity? The presidents stood up for free speech, which is exactly what they should be doing. [Billionaire Harvard donor Bill] Ackman’s position is a complete mess – he doesn’t want these women running the Ivy league because they are DEI hires and he wants Jews protected as a DEI protected class and he wants free speech protections on campus but not for Palestinians. None of that makes any sense. The only way to explain his position in the most crude but consistent way possible is that as a Jew he wants Jews running the Ivy league for the benefit of Jews, as was the case about two to three years ago. Naturally as a Jew he wants to turn back the clock to the very recent past when people like Amy Gutmann and Larry Bercow were running Penn and Harvard, the sort of people who he understands and can call on the phone. Magill and Gay are not his kind of people and he can’t call them on the phone and he wants them gone. That’s all there is to it.
The Biden administration is considering getting behind new restrictions on who can seek asylum and an expanded deportation process to secure new aid for Ukraine and Israel in a supplemental funding bill, a source familiar with discussions said.
The White House and U.S. Congress are racing to strike a deal that would deliver military aid to the two allied nations while discouraging illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border with only a week until lawmakers depart for a Christmas break.
Republicans have refused to approve more Ukraine funding without additional measures to reduce the record number of migrants attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally, leading to a complex negotiation pairing the largely unrelated issues.
Webmaster addition: Biden is trying to scam Congress.
Washington D.C. officials have been compelled to comply with legal threats from a judicial watchdog and is now purging its voter rolls of over 100,000 ineligible names.
“We sent notice letters to election officials in the District of Columbia, California, and Illinois, notifying them of evident violations of the National Voter Registration Act(NVRA) of 1993, based on their failure to remove inactive voters from their registration rolls,” Judicial Watch announced on Friday.
“In response to our inquiries, Washington, DC, officials admitted that they had not complied with the NVRA, promptly removed 65,544 outdated names from the voting rolls, promised to remove 37,962 more, and designated another 73,522 registrations as ‘inactive’,” the announcement noted.
Since no randomised controlled trials have even been conducted on child mask-wearing or mask mandates, the authors systematically reviewed observational studies and included 22 in the final analysis: six found child mask mandates were associated with lower rates of infection; the other 16 didn’t.
But the studies that found they didn’t weren’t just greater in quantity; they were higher quality too.
Of the six studies reporting a significant negative correlation between masking and COVID-19 cases, five had critical and one had serious ROB [risk of bias].
Of the 16 studies failing to find a significant correlation, one (6.3%) had critical, 10 (62.5%) had serious, five (31.3%) had moderate and none had low ROB. [emphasis added here and below]
The U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) conducted a joint military exercise with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Thursday in an apparent effort to deter socialist Venezuela from invading the the South American country.
Hunter Biden on Friday claimed that Republicans are trying to “kill” him to destroy his father’s presidency, and the corruption allegations against him “literally have every earmark of what the Russians did.”
“I have continued to be under investigation for now five years for all of these conspiracy theories and things,” Biden told left-wing musician Moby on his podcast, “Moby Pod.”
The charges, which include evasion of taxes, failure to file/pay taxes, and false/fraudulent tax return, were brought by Special Counsel David Weiss in the Central District of California. The 56-page court filing details Hunter’s “four-year scheme” to avoid paying over $1 million in tax obligations and to file false returns.
Weiss has thus far steered clear of charging Hunter for anything related to the Biden family’s influence-peddling operation that could implicate Joe Biden, including bribery, money laundering and registered foreign agent (FARA) violations.
Every school child in Colorado is taught about the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864. On a wintry day in November of that year, an untrained and undisciplined territorial militia attacked an Indian camp near the eastern border of the territory leaving 150 to 200 dead. The tragedy has long been the subject of roiling debate about who or what was to blame. When the History Colorado Center opened a new exhibit on the event in 2012, visitors were offered competing perspectives of Indian, soldier, and settler.
The exhibit was immediately assailed by native activists for not taking an exclusively “indigenous perspective.” They demanded “co-authorship” of the exhibit, which was shut down. Last year, a revised exhibit opened, greased by a $400,000 federal grant. The History Colorado Center announced proudly that the entire show had been “vetted and approved by tribal representatives.” The Denver Post enthused that “there are no detached experts on local history telling the story about how things happened.”
The result is a farce. It portrays the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes whose members were killed that day as peaceable spiritualists who spent their days nurturing family and staring at the skies. Malicious whites out to steal their land and commit genocide set upon them unprovoked. The whole thing just goes to show the need for “contemporary sovereignty” for native Americans as well as billions in reparations for centuries of harms.
"MSNBC faced a blizzard of backlash Thursday after announcing that popular liberal host Mehdi Hasan would lose his Sunday-night show as part of a broader restructuring of the network’s weekend lineup." MSNBC draws backlash for canceling Mehdi Hasan showNovember 30, 2023
When CNN’s Poppy Harlow and Alayna Treene later focused on his dictator quip, guest Lee Carter said the news outlet was deceptively leaving out the full context.
Harlow said, “Donald Trump, I think, made clear on his remarks about ‘I’d only be a dictator on day one,’ exactly what President Biden is talking about in terms of preserving democracy.”
Carter replied, “Well, to be fair that soundbite, out of context is terrifying, but when you hear what he was trying to say overall, he was kind of, sort of, like, as some communicators do, lean into criticism and say, ‘I’ll only be a dictator in as much as I’m going to close the borders and I’m going to start drilling for oil again, after that, no, I promise you I’m not going to do anything.”
“Are you saying people shouldn’t believe him?” Harlow asked. “Look at the policies he’s laid out.”
The president of the United States has caused a stir. Speaking to Congress, Joe Biden brought up the possibility of “American troops fighting Russian troops.”
Biden, of course, has repeatedly had problems staying on script or keeping his thoughts straight, resulting in embarrassing gaffes, such as calling his Vice President Kamala Harris a “great president” or mixing up Ukraine and Iran.
However, in this case, his delivery was reasonably coherent. His statement was deliberate, and he even repeated it to make sure his audience fully appreciated its gravity.
No wonder it raised eyebrows. A war between America and Russia, would feature the two largest – by far – of the world’s nine nuclear powers. And others, such as Great Britain or China, for instance, could be drawn in as well because such a conflict would easily turn into a world war. Even the conventional arsenals of Washington and Moscow would guarantee devastation, at least in Europe and probably elsewhere, too.
Yet it is important to understand the context of Biden’s remarks and to be precise about what he said – and what he did not say.
China and Egypt have signed cooperation documents in space exploration in Beijing on Wednesday to boost deep space exploration, spacecraft development and construction of space infrastructure, which is of great significance to foster a comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
Zhang Kejian, administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and Sherif Sedky, Chief Operating Officer of the Egyptian Space Agency (EGSA), signed a memorandum of understanding between the governments of the two countries on space cooperation and peaceful use of outer space and a cooperation agreement between the CNSA and the EGSA on the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS).
More and more conservatives are turning to social media to expose how they found out that they were included in a secret watchlist otherwise known as SSSS, Quad S or Secondary Security Screening Selection of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Being on this list will cause any air traveler inconvenience as they'll undergo screenings in the form of pat-downs, extra luggage inspections, swabs for explosives and more – and it will likely eat precious time, adding about 15-45 minutes longer than expected in airport security, causing passengers to miss flights and have anxious thoughts on security and safety.
The said list came to public attention when renowned investigative journalist James O'Keefe discovered his name is on the dreaded list and subsequently began digging for more information about it. He saw the tag SSSS on his boarding pass. "Trying to understand the 'SSSS' designations on my domestic boarding passes. PBI shut down the entire passenger line while I went through. The agent says 'Your name sounds familiar. Contact the State Department to get off the list.' Is this common? TSA agent says 'once a month at PBI,'" he posted on X, formerly Twitter.
On the same thread, he replied: "Just received this from a [Department of Homeland Security] DHS employee: 'In 2015, SSSS was only for people on the terrorist watch list. In addition to the additional screening at the checkpoint, it also meant federal air marshals were on the plane following the person. TSA has intel specialists that attend joint terrorism meetings across the country with the FBI etc.'" According to his DHS source, it very much appears this list has now been politicized post-Jan. 6 and that the list is run by a background system called "secure flight," which checks everyone's name and birthday they voluntarily enter when booking a ticket.
During the COVID-19 disruption, the richest among us made billions of dollars while the world’s poor plunged into unimaginable poverty.
It illustrates the deeply problematic effect of unregulated markets and the lack of scrutiny from governments as the billionaire class dominate public life, politics, business and the media.
Unaccountable billionaires: For example, Microsoft founder and IT expert, billionaire Bill Gates has in past years gained a reputation of being a mainstream media “health and medical guru”, although he lacks any medical education and relevant practice. He is rated the largest agricultural landowner in the United States, with vast ownership in leading medical enterprises and vaccine companies.
His enormous investment in global funds and leading NGOs such as the WHO, of which he is the largest individual donor, illustrates the dramatic changes in the spheres of billionaire influence.
Republican leaders in the House and Senate are probing the Department of Energy (DOE) over its recent $3 billion award to a solar energy company that has been accused of scamming vulnerable customers.
In a letter to DOE Loan Programs Office Director Jigar Shah, the Republicans — House Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Member John Barrasso, R-Wyo. — expressed concern about rewarding the Houston-based Sunnova Energy Corporation. They cited reports highlighting how Sunnova has previously scammed and misled consumers.
"We are alarmed about recent, credible reports that Sunnova has racked up numerous consumer complaints, including those alleging troubling sales practices, such as Sunnova pressing elderly homeowners in poor health to sign long-term contracts costing tens of thousands of dollars," they wrote to Shah.
"These reports cite interviews with individuals who struggled to deal with large contracts that their elderly parents signed shortly before passing away as well as state consumer complaints alleging maintenance delays and predatory sales strategies," the letter continued.
In the 10 years before Israel was created, from 1937 to 1947, Israel launched at least 50 major terrorist attacks, blowing up 814 civilian aircrafts, two trains, one ship, and razing 385 Arab villages to the ground.
Note that the above are only “major” terrorist attacks.
Between 1947 and 1949, Israel attacked major Palestinian cities, destroying some 530 villages and killing some 15,000 Palestinians in a series of mass atrocities, including dozens of massacres.
On April 9, 1948, Zionist forces carried out one of the most notorious massacres of the war in the village of Deir Yassin, on the western outskirts of Jerusalem, where more than 110 men, women, and children were killed by the Zionist militia of the Irgun and Stern Gang.
During this period, 750.000 Palestinians were driven from their homes and became refugees in their own ancestral land.
Refugees have the right under international law to return to their displaced homes and to recover their property. So Israel’s current occupation of Israel is illegal.
The deputy mayor of Jerusalem, Aryeh Yitzhak King, has called for the Israeli army to bury alive hundreds of Palestinian civilians captured in Gaza.
In a post on X on Friday, King, a far-right politician, said the Israeli army was eliminating “Muslim Nazis” in Gaza and suggested it needed to pick up the pace.
The post made specific reference to footage published by the Israeli army showing captured Palestinians stripped to their underwear, kneeling on the ground and being guarded by Israeli soldiers.
King, in his post that has since been deleted for violating rules on X, said: “If it were up to me, I would have dispatched D-9 bulldozers and put them behind the mounds of dirt and would have given the order to cover all these hundreds of ants, while they're still alive.”
Apple faces its longest revenue decline in 22 years, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of contraction in 2023. Despite this, the stock hovers near record highs, raising eyebrows about a potential shift in market direction.
The company is experiencing its worst year in the past 15 years, and historical data suggests that such downturns could lead to a significant stock decline—up to 50%. This juxtaposition of declining revenue and soaring stock prices adds an element of uncertainty to the current market landscape.
Former President Donald Trump penned an op-ed aimed at enticing younger voters to his side by emphasizing how difficult and expensive American life has become under President Joe Biden.
The op-ed, published by Newsweek, comes on the heels of a recent survey that found Trump gaining more support from a younger voting demographic that traditionally skews towards Democrats than Biden. In his column, Trump compared the results of his economic policies to those of Biden, arguing that young voters had it better under his leadership.
“With less than one year to go until Election Day, the polls show that we are beating Joe Biden by wide margins both nationally and in the battleground states—and young people are a major part of the reason why,” Trump began. “A recent NBC News poll found that we are leading Biden 46 percent to 42 percent nationally among voters ages 18 to 34—a clear sign that young Americans are rejecting Joe Biden’s reign of failure, incompetence, and corruption.
The group that bonded out a man who went on to allegedly murder six people and shoot three others is backed by millions in left-wing dark money, according to tax filings.
Shane James, a man who was arrested on Tuesday as the only suspect in a string of attacks that left six people dead, was previously bonded out of jail by the Texas Organizing Project, according to documents obtained by KSAT News. The Texas Organizing Project received more than millions from George Soros’ philanthropic network and other major liberal organizations.
Sources who spoke with a leading legacy news outlet have conveyed information that will not be well-received by Democrats and former President Donald Trump’s detractors.
CBS News’ Catherine Herridge reported there is no evidence to suggest that former President Donald Trump shared nuclear secrets with an Australian. Also, the sources said that special counsel Jack Smith has yet to file any charges related to the alleged illegal sharing of such information by Trump.
“Sources tell CBS News there is no indication former President Trump shared sensitive records with an Australian billionaire + no charges have been filed by the Special Counsel through their alleged discussion about US Nuclear subs was investigated,” CBS’s Catherine Herridge posted on X, formerly Twitter.
Her post came after CBS News reported earlier that Trump allegedly talked about sensitive information regarding U.S. Navy nuclear submarines with Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt.