"The executive power in our government is not the only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. The tyranny of the executive power will come in its turn, but at a more distant period." -- Thomas Jefferson, Democracy in America
A number of economists from across the political spectrum took Friday morning’s unexpectedly strong jobs report as a sign that inflation would stay high despite the Federal Reserve’s aggressive campaign of interest rate hikes this year.
The platform’s new CEO has made it possible to openly discuss information suppression efforts
Elon Musk’s release of the ‘Twitter files’ on Friday night confirmed what Donald Trump and many conservatives had long suspected, but could not prove: that the Biden campaign colluded with social media companies to shut down reporting on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, embarrassing his father, the now-president Joe Biden.
Beyond humiliating photographs and videos that detailed Hunter Biden’s cocaine binges and dalliances with prostitutes, the laptop contained emails of the younger Biden’s 2015 introduction of his then-vice president father, Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm. A year later, Joe allegedly pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who had launched a probe into the firm, though US Senate investigations ultimately failed to prove his son’s employment was the motive.
The story came to light in October 2020, during the final stages of the election campaign, when the New York Post broke the news of a laptop that belonged to Hunter Biden. The laptop, which was in the possession of the owner of a repair shop in Delaware, contained emails and other documents suggesting that Hunter had engaged in influence peddling and pay-for-play schemes while his father was vice president of the United States.
Judicial Watch announced today that the United States Secret Service has repeatedly changed its position about whether it is in possession of records related to the investigation of Hunter Biden’s gun, reportedly disposed of in a dumpster in Delaware. The Secret Service now says it now located over 100 records, totaling over 400 pages and will complete its initial processing of the records by January 9, 2023.
Judicial Watch is investigating whether and how the Secret Service intervened for Hunter Biden in an incident involving a gun allegedly owned by him. In September, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for records or communications about the reported purchase, possession, and disposal of a firearm owned by Hunter Biden found in a Delaware dumpster in October 2018 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:22-cv-02841)).
The Secret Service initially responded to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request on April 2, 2021 and stated that it had located potentially responsive records and would process them in accordance with FOIA. Then, on October 13, 2022, the Secret Service said that the April 2021 response was sent in error and that it did not have any records responsive to the FOIA request.
Congress and the White House are mulling proposals from top lawmakers to repeal the U.S. military’s vaccine mandate several months after President Joe Biden declared the COVID-19 pandemic to be “over,” according to recent media reports.
A transgender psychologist has joined a lawsuit against a Maryland school district over its policy to socially transition students without parental consent.
Dr. Erica E. Anderson, a clinical psychologist of 40 years who identifies as transgender, has been outspoken about a concern for the surge in cases of adolescent gender dysphoria. Now, Anderson has joined a legal effort to counter the disturbing trend of school policies designed to conceal a student’s chosen trans-identity from their parents.
“As an ally and licensed psychologist with over 40 years of experience, I have seen hundreds of children and adolescents for gender-identity-related issues — many of whom transition, with my guidance and support,” said Anderson. “But a transition is a major event in a youth’s life, and parents must be involved.”
The Daily Wire reports that the federal government paid a group of journalists known as "Hacks/Hackers" to create software that would encourage everyday Americans to challenge posts by their friends.
The purpose was to get people to go after their friends over "misinformation" or "incorrect data" on their posts. Worst of all, it appears that the federal government forked over $5 million to this group to get this done.
The Hacks/Hackers group also works to boot anyone who edits Wikipedia with the information they deem to be “misinformation" from posting on the online encyclopedia. However, the Daily Wire reports that job ads for joining the group do not mention applicants needing any medical background.
This week several major web browsers quickly severed ties with a mysterious software company used to certify the security of websites, three weeks after the Washington Post exposed its connections to a US military contractor, the Post reports.
TrustCor Systems provided 'certificates' to browsers to Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge, which vouched for the legitimacy of said websites.
"Certificate Authorities have highly trusted roles in the internet ecosystem and it is unacceptable for a CA to be closely tied, through ownership and operation, to a company engaged in the distribution of malware," said Mozilla's Kathleen Wilson in an email to browser security experts. "Trustcor’s responses via their Vice President of CA operations further substantiates the factual basis for Mozilla’s concerns."
According to TrustCor's Panamanian (!?) registration records, the company has the same slate of officers, agents and officers as Arizona-based Packet Forensics, which has sold communication interception services to the U.S. government for over a decade.
One of those contracts listed the “place of performance” as Fort Meade, Md., the home of the National Security Agency and the Pentagon’s Cyber Command.
The case has put a new spotlight on the obscure systems of trust and checks that allow people to rely on the internet for most purposes. Browsers typically have more than a hundred authorities approved by default, including government-owned ones and small companies, to seamlessly attest that secure websites are what they purport to be. -WaPo
VoterGA released supporting evidence showing Herschel Walker did have 20,000 votes vanish from the amounts being reported by the media during the recent November election.
We reported previously on suspect reporting in the 2022 Senate race in Georgia. At one point in the evening, a large chunk of ballots was reported for Democrat Raphael Warnock that put him into the lead.
We also reported today that Warnock benefited more than any candidate in the US in the 2022 election from millions in donations from unemployed actors over the past year. This is criminal.
You may have never heard the term ‘expiring money’. Expiring money is basically money that comes with an expiration date. In other words, on a certain date in the future, it’s value will fall to zero.
According to the World Bank Blog (Part 1 and Part 2), expiring money is programmable money. It can transfer ownership, transfer value and be redeemable at a maturity date.
In ‘Expiring Money (Part 1)’ the authors Bossone and Faragallah expound on a few more of the applications of this utility:
…’Programmable money could eventually allow for far-reaching scenarios where the government limits access to scarce resources, applying dynamic fees on the use of, say, electricity or tolled roads, based on their usage or carbon emission measurements, and attaching pay-per-use systems to houses and cars, as discussed by Casey (2020).’…
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended prohibiting the operators of Southwestern Alaska’s Pebble Mine from disposing of waste material in the nearby Bristol Bay, a regulation that would prevent the mine from opening. However, the mine could generate billions in revenue by producing minerals that are crucial in supporting the Biden administration’s “clean energy transition.”
We’ve been hearing some bombshell revelations as a result of the files released by Twitter owner Elon Musk showing the prior suppression of free speech.
The files showed the Biden team was asking to have people suspended, including regarding people who were posting information that had been found on the Hunter Biden laptop.
Then as I reported earlier, one of the people they went after was actor James Woods who had posted a picture on Oct. 24, 2020, that looked like it was Hunter Biden smoking drugs. The files released by Musk show that the DNC contacted Twitter to take action against Woods.
The conflict between France and Germany is not new. The enmity between the two neighbours has become entrenched in the hearts of their peoples since the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871.
This conflict took military, economic, and even social forms, and continued during the first and second world wars. However, with the establishment of the EU and the unification of the European currency, it subdued.
The two countries are considered a cornerstone of the EU, as they have the two largest economies on the continent.
However, when the Russian-Ukrainian War started, rifts between the two nations reignited on issues such as energy, defence, and the economy. The Russian gas outage and its economic impact is especially at the forefront of the rift.
This crisis showed the fragility of European economies, as Europe faces a deepening energy crisis as it prepares for a cold winter. Moreover, the crisis sparked debate about the EU itself if it fails to secure the needs of its people.
Elon Musk gave the Twitter files over to journalist Matt Taibbi.
Taibbi put together a report he published on Twitter on Friday and it’s wild.
Team Biden was colluding with Twitter to ban pro-Trump material even before the election. This is really a complete outrage, and worse than even I thought it was. I assumed there were pro-Biden people at Twitter who were just doing it for The Party. Biden’s own people sending the emails is beyond the pale.
THE FORMER US PRESIDENT’S SON HAS REPEATEDLY CONDEMNED THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION FOR SENDING MONEY TO KIEV.
Donald Trump Jr. has called out Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky for his recent crackdown on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. A vocal critic of the Biden administration’s Ukraine policy, Trump Jr. jokingly suggested that the government “send him another $100 billion with no accountability.”
“Zelensky is banning the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,” Trump Jr. tweeted on Friday. “His government has also been raiding Ukrainian Orthodox churches and arresting priests. (Prob why he’s a [Democrat] superstar).”
“He’s all about freedom guys,” Trump Jr. jeered. “Let’s send him another $100,000,000,000.00 with no accountability.”
America’s favorite moneypot is back, just in time for our American leaders’ favorite pleasure: persecuting devout Christians on the basis of their faith. Yesterday, President Zelensky of Ukraine announced Draft Law 8821, which will make the Ukrainian Orthodox Church illegal throughout the country. The law, if passed, will also allow the Ukrainian government the ability to confiscate all church property and outlaw both public and private practice of the religion.
The COP27 climate change conference wrapped up last month. World leaders flew in private jets to Egypt to discuss how fossil fuels were quickly heating the planet to the point of no return, as humanity was doomed if crucial climate change policies weren't implemented. But while the climate alarmist leaders met in the desert, November's snowfall across the Northern Hemisphere was running at rates exceeding a half-a-century average.
NOAA and Rutgers University released new data that showed snow cover across the Northern Hemisphere reached the highest level since measurements began in 1967 and are currently above the 56-year mean.
Alexander Soros, the heir apparent to left wing billionaire George Soros’ political and philanthropic mission, has traded selfies with beauties and bros for handshakes and hugs with world leaders.
The 36-year-old son of the Democratic mega-donor just attended the Munich Security Conference in Germany, where he joined heads of state occupied with the looming threat of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Soros, who in younger days was snapped partying in the Hamptons — where he had been described as “making out with the babes” at East End hotspots — now fills his social media feed with photos of political heavy hitters. He welcomed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to a dinner put on by his dad’s Open Society Foundations in Munich; posed with and praised Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, and posted snaps to his Instagram shaking hands with the prime minister of Kosovo and president of Rwanda.
Planned Parenthood Center for Sex Education Executive Director Bill Taverner is facing severe backlash after clips surfaced of him claiming that babies are “sexual from birth” and that children should be given pornography.