After a mild start to the year, cold weather sweeping across western Germany, France, and the UK led to a surge in electricity prices on Tuesday. 

French day-ahead power prices jumped to 135 euros a megawatt-hour, a 42% increase versus the rolling two-week average. The cause of the price spike is a surge in heating demand and delays in restarting nuclear plants. 

Day-ahead prices in Germany, Europe's largest economy, increased as much as 16% Tuesday.

"Cold is expected to grip areas from the mid-continent to west, including in western Germany, France and the UK where average departures from normal range anywhere between 2-6 degrees Celsius below normal," Matthew Dross, a meteorologist at Maxar Technologies, told Bloomberg. 

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, ECONOMY, EUROPE
Posted on: Jan 17 08:00

Ukraine’s Western cheerleaders seem to have no shame. They continue to portray the country as a freedom-loving democracy, even though evidence continues to mount that it is nothing of the sort. The political and media lovefest accompanying President Volodymyr Zelensky’s official visit to Washington and his address to a joint session of Congress in late December was the latest example.

Voice of America published an article comparing Zelensky’s appearance to Winston’s Churchill’s address to Congress in December 1941 in terms of its heroic tone and substantive significance. The New York Times contended that public morale back in Ukraine had been greatly buoyed by Zelensky’s “hero’s welcome” in Washington. 19FortyFive senior editor Matt Suciu chastised Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida for “refusing to clap and join in a standing ovation for Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to the United States Congress last week,” noting that Russian media were highlighting their display of dissent. David Frum, writing in the Atlanticasserted that Zelensky “recalled us to ourselves” and our democratic values. Fairly gushing with praise, Frum stated that the Ukrainian president “came to the United States to thank us for supporting Ukraine. It is Americans who should thank him.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Jan 17 08:00

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) held live-fire naval exercises in the South China Sea a day after the US Navy announced a US aircraft carrier strike group was operating in the disputed waters.

The PLA said the “live-fire confrontation drill” was carried out on January 14 by the Shandong, China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier. The Shandong leads a naval flotilla that consists of several guided-missile destroyers, and the exercises involved a large number of J-15 fighter jets.

Picture of the Shandong aircraft carrier during the latest drills from the PLA Navy’s WeChat

The PLA’s drills came after the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet announced the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its strike group entered the South China Sea on January 12.

While in the South China Sea, the Seventh Fleet said the Nimitz and its strike group “is conducting maritime strike training, anti-submarine operations, integrated multi-domain and joint training between surface and air elements, and flight operations with fixed and rotary wing aircraft.”

In recent years, the US has increased its military presence in the South China Sea and other sensitive areas near China. The US Navy frames these maneuvers as “routine operations,” but Beijing views many of them as provocations. China has also stepped up its military activity in the region and around Taiwan in response to what it calls growing “collusion” between the US and Taipei.

Tags: CHINA
Posted on: Jan 17 07:59

Today's Twitter Files drop contains several notable pieces of evidence.

First, that lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry launched a 'massive lobbying blitz to crush any effort to share patents/IP for new covid-related medicine," according to The Intercept's Lee Fang. As part of this effort, lobbying group BIO "wrote to the newly elected Biden admin, demanding the U.S. gov sanction any country attempting to violate patent rights and create generic low cost covid medicine or vaccines."

Of note, Pfizer and BioNTech raked in $37 billion in revenue in 2021 alone from the COVID-19 vaccine, while Moderna made $17.7 billion the same year (and has recently announced a plan to hike the price of the Covid-19 vaccine by approximately 400%).

BioNTech, which developed the Pfizer vaccine, "reached out to Twitter to request that Twitter directly censor users tweeting at them to ask for generic low cost vaccines."

According to Fang, "Twitter's reps responded quickly to the pharma request," while "A lobbyist in Europe asked the content moderation team to monitor the accounts of Pfizer, AstraZeneca & of activist hashtags like #peoplesvaccine."

Meanwhile, the "fake accounts" flagged by the pharmaceutical companies for action were real people - one of whom Fang spoke with on the phone.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA
Posted on: Jan 17 07:57

Eight MSM outlets have asked the US judge overseeing the case of Sam Bankman-Fried to make public the names of two people who helped front the FTX founder's $250 million bond.

The outlets - AP, Bloomberg, CNBC, WSJ publisher Dow Jones, the Financial Times, Insider and WaPo - along with a separate request by the NY Times - argue that the public interest "cannot be overstated," saying that the public's right to know outweighs the guarantors' rights to privacy.

In a letter to U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan, the lawyers distinguished the case from another judge’s December 2020 decision not to reveal who guaranteed a bond for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, then accused and later convicted of aiding in financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex crimes. -Reuters

"While Mr. Bankman-Fried is accused of serious financial crimes, a public association with him does not carry nearly the same stigma as with the Jeffrey Epstein child sex trafficking scandal," wrote lawyers for the outlets.

Notably, the judge in the SBF case is the same one who presided over Ghislaine Maxwell's case, while SBF's lawyers, Mark Cohen and Christian Everdell, also represented Maxwell in her criminal case. SBF also hired James P. Harkins, a private investigator known as the "real hound dog," who also worked for Ghislaine.

SBF's lawyers have argued that his parents - who co-signed the $250 million bond using their house as (very fractional) collateral, have been harassed and received physical threats since the early November collapse of FTX. One of the conditions of his bail would be house arrest at his parents' home in Palo Alto, California.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Jan 17 07:54

Lately political analysis in the United States seems closer to Cold War-era KremlinologySmall hints of what is really happening must be divined from the unintentional slips and innocuous gestures of officials. The reality of governance is concealed by a cloak of normality, procedural regularity, and legality. 

This is to be expected within party politics, where things are resolved with deals among party insiders, i.e., the proverbial “smoke filled rooms.” This is why Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar rather suddenly dropped out to make way for Joe Biden in 2020, after it appeared the divided field could end up with Bernie Sanders as the nominee. 

But this approach - secret groups secretly deciding how to control events - is not supposed to dominate ordinary governance. 

 

The Deep State Revealed Itself Under Trump

Donald Trump faced harassment from the Intelligence Community and other unelected parts of government throughout his term as president. Delaying the provision of funds Congress appropriated for Ukraine—something well within his authority as president—formed the basis of the first impeachment. A crew of insiders and bureaucrats waxed eloquent about their sacred “interagency consensus,” but the Congress and the American people were not buying it. Americans still think elections are supposed to matter. 

In spite of his manifest unpopularity and refusal even to campaign, Biden was installed as president in 2020. Having rarely met an actual Biden supporter, Trump voters were skeptical and angry. The extended recounts, unceremonious dismissal of legal challenges, and videos of disappearing ballots, along with strident denunciations of “election deniers,” did not reassure anyone. Later revelations showed the coordinated way government officials, the media, NGOs, billionaires, and others conspired to “fortify” the 2020 election. 

Biden governed as he ran: mostly hidden from the public, beholden to donors and party elders, doing as little as possible. This seemed acceptable for a while, since it allowed the various constituent parts of the government to do what they wanted with little interference. Everyone knows Biden’s never been that sharp and seems more decrepit than ever, that his vice president is even dumber than he is, and that he’s not really running anything. 

But this is all a feature, not a bug, for the cabal that brought him to office. For them, the more independence they have from oversight, the better. 

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Jan 17 07:53

With each new release of the “Twitter Files” we learn more and more about the deep corruption in Washington. We sensed during Covid that something was really wrong – for example the bizarre denial of natural immunity. But thanks to Elon Musk’s decision to open the books, our worst fears have been proven true. Each new release seems to show something even more criminal inside America’s rotten ruling class.

In the latest release, thanks to the excellent reporting of independent journalist Matt Taibbi, we see outgoing Chair of the House Intelligence Community, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), continuously pressuring Twitter to validate his fantasies of “Russian bots” manipulating US politics.

The short version of what Taibbi reported comes from around the time then-Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was about to release his Committee’s findings about the FBI misuse of the FISA Court to spy on the Trump presidential campaign. The FBI, it turns out, relied exclusively on the widely-discredited “Steele Dossier” – paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign – as justification to spy on the Trump campaign.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 17 07:51

Ex-CIA agent Mark Polymeropoulos loves that Congress provides strict oversight of intelligence agencies – he says it right there in the first paragraph of his Washington Examiner opinion piece on the subject! But this new investigative body House GOP members plan to set up to look into possible illegal activity by the FBI and other agencies? He’s not on board, and he’s particularly upset that it’s his fellow Republicans who are seeking to put his beloved intelligence services under greater scrutiny.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA
Posted on: Jan 17 07:51

Nearly half of Jewish Israelis believe that they “should have more rights than non-Jewish citizens”, according to an annual survey published by the Israel Democracy Institute on Sunday. 

Almost half of respondents, 49 percent, agreed with the statement, an increase of 12 percent on the same poll last year. 

The survey interviewed a total of 1,311 Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel between May and June last year.  

Most Jewish Israelis (80 percent) believe that crucial decisions on peace and security should be made by a Jewish majority, while 59 percent believe the same to be true on matters of the economy and society. 

Two thirds of Jewish Israelis thought that human rights organisations were causing damage to the state, while only 35 percent of Palestinian citizens of Israel held that view. 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Posted on: Jan 17 07:50

 Now that the popular Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been removed from office, a new communist force is rising up to take his place. Bolsonaro had largely resisted much of the medical tyranny that swept the world from 2020 to 2022. He fought back against mandates and vaccine passports, and advocated for medical privacy, body autonomy rights, and proper treatment of Brazilians.

Now the new President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is insisting on persecute his political enemies and forcibly injecting them in makeshift cells. The Lula da Silva regime has arrested over 1,500 who protested the official results of the 2022 election in Brazil. Approximately seven hundred sixty-three of the protestors are being charged with invasion and depredation of public buildings in Praca dos Tres Pederes. They are currently being screened for disease, forcibly vaccinated, and sent to makeshift cells, as they await further punishment. The prisoners are appealing to Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court for a request for freedom.

Brazilian political prisoners are force injected with covid-19 death shots

According to the Federal District government, the number of individuals rounded up so far include 498 men and 265 women. The men are being sent to the Papuda Provisional Detention Center and the women are being separated and sent to separate structures at Colmeia. Journalists on the ground have provided details about the conditions that these political prisoners face. The prisoners are issued a uniform and a rolled-up mattress, without a pillow or blanket. They are handed a hygiene kit that includes soap, feminine pads, toothpaste, and a toothbrush. The cells come in different sizes and can hold several detainees. A bathroom is available in the cell. All cell phones are confiscated. Detainees who support Bolsonaro are separated from the other prisoners.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Jan 17 07:46

I don’t remember if I found an open station or if there were enough fumes in that little bug to successfully get me to my destination, but I made it. Whew!

That was decades ago, and yet in 2023, I hear – and have written – about electric vehicle drivers having similar experiences to my search for energy all those years ago.

Because it turns out that, despite all the razzmatazz and hype over an impending climate crisis and saving the planet and such, EVs simply are not ready for the demands of general use.

And there are more than just range issues. The wonderful promise of overnight recharging of your EV at home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Posted on: Jan 17 07:40

I don’t remember if I found an open station or if there were enough fumes in that little bug to successfully get me to my destination, but I made it. Whew!

That was decades ago, and yet in 2023, I hear – and have written – about electric vehicle drivers having similar experiences to my search for energy all those years ago.

Because it turns out that, despite all the razzmatazz and hype over an impending climate crisis and saving the planet and such, EVs simply are not ready for the demands of general use.

And there are more than just range issues. The wonderful promise of overnight recharging of your EV at home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, ECONOMY, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 17 07:39

As more and more illegally-kept documents turn up in various unsecured places in President Joe Biden’s homes and offices, one cannot help but think of the criticism he gave former President Donald Trump for having classified documents in his possession. This may seem like a one-time occurrence; however, in 1977, he used also the improper possession of documents against others — particularly against then-President Jimmy Carter’s nominee for CIA director.

That event might come back to bite him.

So far, at least three batches of illegally-held documents, dating from when he was former President Barack Obama’s vice president, have turned up in Biden’s Washington, D.C., office, in the garage of his Delaware home and in the home itself.

Webmaster addition: Joe has become a severe liability for the Democrats and the Deep State in general, and it looks like he is being handed his hat!

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 17 07:35

Several days ago, another video confirmed torture of Russian soldiers by Ukrainians was widely spread online. However, it was widely ignored by Ukrainian media and international MSM. Unidentified Ukrainians called mothers of two Russian prisoners of war (POW), threatening to kill their childs. Ukrainians demanded a large ransom for Russian soldiers. The Russian soldiers were tortured during the call.

On January 14, Russian High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova published video of Ukrainians torturing russian POWs. She got them from relatives of captured Russian servicemen Vladislav Kovalenko and Pyotr Krikunov.

Using anonymous accounts, Ukrainian inhumans showed to mothers tortures of their sons and threatened to kill the soldiers if they do not receive a ransom.

Another piece of evidence for the future Nazi tribunal! she commented on the issue.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 17 07:31

“You don’t have arguably the most powerful lawyer in Washington DC.  I say Bob Bauer and her are the most powerful lawyers because they represent Joe Biden as a person.  She represented the office of the President as White House Counsel and now she’s not over there rumaging… and they moved these things multiple times.

Even NBC notes these are the most classified documents we have.  They have compartmented top secret, we know they are about Ukraine.  They already leaked that…Why would a personal lawyer of Biden be rumaging around that closet ma’am?

Webmaster addition: I am going to take a guess here that Zelensky has been blackmailing Biden to send weapons to Ukraine.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 17 07:29

Tucker Carlson reported Monday night that tax returns for the years 2016-2018 have disappeared from Joe Biden’s campaign website’s financial disclosure page at Joe Biden.com .

Those years cover the same timeframe that first son Hunter claimed on a background check report to allegedly have paid nearly $50,000 per month rent to stay at father Joe’s Wilmington, Delaware home where illicit classified documents were found in December 2022 and last week. (Note added at end to reflect headline edit: Rent claim is in question)

The link for Biden’s tax returns for 2019 for federal, Delaware and Virginia is still active. All the others redirect to a Democrat donation page.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris proudly displayed their tax filings on the JoeBiden.com webpage.

TRENDING: "It's a Clean Up Job...They Are Trying to Cover-Up Something Else" - Christina Bobb on Biden's Classified Document Crimes

Links to their tax filings were posted on the joebiden.com financial disclosure webpage in July 2019.

The original list of tax filings included filings from 2016, 2017, and 2018:

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TAXES, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 17 07:27

Never forget–

Joe Biden delivered the eulogy at KKK Kleagle Robert Byrd’s funeral.

Joe Biden warned about young black men becoming “predators on our streets” when pushing the 1994 crime bill, back when Democrats cared about crime.

And in 1977 Joe Biden warned that non-orderly racial integration policies would cause his children to grow up in “racial jungles.”

Tags: WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 17 07:24

blogged the other day that Biden’s 2024 hope for a second term might not come to fruition thanks to…Democrats. There are rumblings behind closed doors. Did Schiff receive some talking points from the Democratic Party?

Again, I ask, will the classified document fiasco be the ammunition the Democrats use to kick Brandon to the curb?

Schiff agreed that Attorney Merrick Garland needed to appoint a special counsel to investigate the case.

Then Schiff said that Congress needs “to do its own assessment” of national security risks.

Notice how Schiff went soft on Biden, willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, unlike Trump when the FBI raided his residence at Mar-a-Lago.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 17 07:23

A man who was wearing a t-shirt that read “Jesus Saves” was reportedly kicked out of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota for his shirt being too offensive for others.

Footage of the incident went viral and shows security officers telling the man wearing the green “Jesus Saves” shirt that his shirt was “offending” other shoppers in the mall.

The security would continue to tell the man he either had to remove his shirt or leave the mall.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, RELIGION/ATHEISM
Posted on: Jan 17 07:18

The most appalling anti-white horror of recent years has been the convictions of the Brunswick Three: Gregory McMichael, his son Travis, and their neighbor Roddie Bryan. These were the three white residents of Brunswick, Georgia who attempted a lawful citizens’ arrest on black lowlife Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery was shot dead trying to wrestle away Travis’ shotgun.

It was plain self-defense on Travis’ part; and neither Gregory McMichael nor Roddie Bryan shot anybody. As I noted when writing up the case last August, Gregory was trying to call the police and Roddie Bryan wasn’t even armed.

The anti-whites blew it up into a tale of leering rednecks hunting down an innocent black jogger. The white Establishment went into full cringe mode and, in the peculiar resurrection of double jeopardy that the Civil Rights Revolution has enabled,  the Brunswick Three got two (2!) life sentences apiece, one state and one federal.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 17 07:18

This is the last report of anti-white South African Farm Attacks of 2022. The earlier months are listed at the bottom.

  • A farmer's wife was attacked in Musina, Limpopo province of South Africa.

After ransacking the house, the five attackers made off with the farmer’s vehicle, 11 firearms, an undisclosed amount of cash, a laptop and a cellphone.

[Farm attack, woman assaulted, 11 firearms and cash robbed, Musina, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheidsouthafricatoday.net, December 30, 2022]

  • Assailants used pangas to assault a woman at a farm in Elandsdoorn, near Groblersdal in the Limpopo province.

A panga is a South African machete:

The woman was severely injured, but managed to lock herself in a room and contacted her husband, who was away at the time, by phone. She was later hospitalized.

Her husband and others tracked down a suspect, who was placed under arrest.

Tags: AFRICA
Posted on: Jan 17 07:17

The various Biden Regime Administrative Amnesties keep rolling in. It seems that almost every week there is a new amnesty created out of thin air by the Biden Regime and the Jewish Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas. This time the amnesty is an adjunct of the previously announced amnesty for illegal aliens in the workforce. In this latest amnesty, illegal aliens who are working will not only benefit from no workplace raids, but will get a work permit, but also assorted breeder documents to live in the United States illegally, Social Security Card, driver’s license, and welfare benefits, for being the victim of “immigration-related retaliation” in the workplace, a place where it is illegal for illegal aliens to be, as illegal aliens are not authorized to work in the United States.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that noncitizen workers who are victims of, or witnesses to, the violation of labor rights, can now access a streamlined and expedited deferred action request process. Deferred action protects noncitizen workers from threats of immigration-related retaliation from the exploitive employers. Effective immediately, this process will improve DHS’s longstanding practice of using its discretionary authority to consider labor and employment agency-related requests for deferred action on a case-by-case basis. Workers will be able to visit DHS.gov for additional information in English and Spanish and to submit requests. These improvements advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to empowering workers and improving workplace conditions by enabling all workers, including noncitizens, to assert their legal rights.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Jan 17 07:16

Thieves on the hunt for copper have found a new target: electric vehicle charging stations.

Seattle City Light says eight of its EV charging stations have been hit since last March. The thieves are looking for what the utility says is a small amount of copper.

Thieves hit the charging station in Seattle’s Central District just this past weekend. And that was the second time thieves vandalized this EV charging station.

Now owners of electric vehicles are finding signs posted on EV stations indicating they are not working.

“So, they’re coming, and they’re taking an implement, and they’re cutting it off at the end,” said Jenn Strang, a spokesperson for Seattle City Light.

She showed us just what the thieves were after.

“So, you can see at the end where there is a small amount of copper,” Strang said, pointing to the remaining stub. “But the rest of it is just an insulated cable.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 17 07:15
AI technology has infiltrated almost every fabric of society and now AI will be used in the courtroom.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 16 20:15
California was never a slave state, but the San Francisco “Reparations Committee” is proposing to pay each longtime black resident $5 million and grant them total debt forgiveness for suffering decades of “systemic repression.”
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 16 20:12
Joe Biden’s lawyer on Monday confirmed there are no visitor logs for Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 16 20:10
Joe Biden on Monday delivered remarks at the National Action Network Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 16 20:10
We reported late last week that banks are preparing for millions in losses in 2023. This is due to Biden’s horrible economy and rising interest rates. These are some of the highest liabilities on the books in years.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 16 20:09
Joe Biden on Monday delivered remarks at the National Action Network Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 16 20:08