The public defenders for the suspect in the mass shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub said in a Tuesday night court filing obtained by a New York Times reporter that their client is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.
The big picture: The suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, is facing multiple murder and hate crime charges over the shooting at Club Q last weekend that killed five people, per Max D'Onofrio, a city spokesperson.
Aldrich was injured during the shooting but released from a local hospital and "booked into the El Paso County Jail," earlier on Tuesday, per the Denver Post.
What we're watching: Aldrich was due to make their first court appearance via video link from jail Wednesday, according to the Denver Post.
A federal judge ruled on Monday that former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki must comply with an investigation that seeks to uncover the federal government’s collusion with Big Tech to suppress Covid-related posts they deemed “misinformation.”
Writing for the Western District of Louisiana District Court, Judge Terry A. Doughty denied a request by Psaki to quash a subpoena seeking her deposition in a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. In his reasoning, Doughty said that “[p]reparing for and giving a deposition is part of the normal process for every person subpoenaed for a deposition” and that despite Psaki’s contention, it is “not an undue burden.”
Psaki’s request for the Louisiana court to “stay the deposition pending appeal” was also denied, with Doughty reasoning that Psaki and federal defendants did not make a “strong showing” for why their case would likely succeed. (A stay is when a court takes action to halt a judicial proceeding or the actions of a party.)
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign Tuesday afternoon after the speaker-elect led a GOP congressional delegation to tour the southern border.
“His actions have produced the greatest wave of illegal immigration in recorded history,” McCarthy said, issuing a seething indictment of the seemingly absent Homeland Security secretary engaged in a “dereliction of duty.”
According to an analysis of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data from the conservative Heritage Foundation, federal law enforcement has recorded more than 4 million apprehensions, “more than the previous four fiscal years combined.” October’s border arrests alone were the third highest in American history, with more than 230,000 arrests reported by CBP. Illicit substances continue to flood American communities nationwide after pouring through the open border. Cocaine seizures spiked 104 percent last month, and fentanyl seizures remained on the rise.
The financial collapse of multibillion-dollar FTX is sending waves through the cryptocurrency industry. As the list of people responsible grows, one individual on the list should be the former CEO’s father, Joe Bankman.
The Washington Post is not pleased with a recent move by the Biden Administration to grant immunity to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The administration decided it would shield Salman from any potential lawsuit he might face due to actions taken in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
Khashoggi had been a reporter for the Washington Post before he was brutally murdered in Saudi Arabia at the behest of the government there.
The publisher and CEO of the Washington Post released the following statement about the action by the administration: "In granting legal immunity to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, President Biden is failing to uphold America's most cherished values," He followed it up with this comment: "He is granting a license to kill to one of the world's most egregious human-rights abusers who is responsible for the cold-blooded murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist."
Webmaster addition: Biden did that in exchange for Saudi Arabia increasing oil output. I am shocked to find myself in agreement!
An elected official in Rhode Island has shared a viewpoint that won't be one that most people hold in common.
The individual states that they believe using the wrong pronouns to describe an individual is "an act of violence." How they could believe such an absurd thing is hard to imagine, but some people are willing to go along with something like that.
Jennifer Lima, a school committee member in Rhode Island, said she is for bringing "anti-racist" policies into the school district. Everyone would be for that, of course, but Lima seems to have a very different definition of what is discriminatory than most people do. For example, Lima feels that it is necessary to say that using the wrong pronouns to describe a person is an act of violence in her book.
An investigation has been completed against 30 foreign NGOs and other structures from 16 unfriendly countries, they are proposed to be considered undesirable in the Russian Federation, said Vasily Piskarev, head of the State Duma commission to investigate the facts of foreign interference in Russia's internal affairs.
"The State Duma Commission to investigate the facts of foreign interference in the internal affairs of Russia has completed an investigation against 30 non-governmental organizations, civil structures and public associations from 16 unfriendly countries. It is proposed to recognize their activities as undesirable, and some as extremist," Piskarev said at a meeting of the commission on Wednesday.
He said that we are talking about organizations from Australia, Austria, the USA, Hungary, Denmark, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Germany, Montenegro, the Czech Republic and Sweden.
"All these structures are controlled by the governments of NATO countries and are aimed at undermining our country from within," the head of the committee said.
European countries have destabilized the global LNG market and lowered global energy security, the Russian gas holding Gazprom said on Tuesday.
"The global LNG industry experienced dramatic changes on account of rising demand in Europe, which led to market destabilization and the rise in gas prices. In 2022, a significant European premium relatively to Asian prices was observed for the first time over the long period. Certain suppliers in such conditions breached their commitments under long-term contracts and redirected LNG carriers to Europe, thereby provoking crisis situations in certain countries of the Asia-Pacific Region," Gazprom said.
Record high gas prices across the globe did not result in an increase in final investment decisions on new LNG facilities, the gas holding said. "The volume of LNG projects with final investment decisions made in 2022 corresponds to the average annual figure over the last decade," Gazprom noted. The US failed to promptly scale up shale gas production in the favorable environment of this year, the company added.
Methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry account for only 10% of cumulative global emissions, the Russian gas holding said on Tuesday.
"Methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry stand at about 10% of the total volume. Studies demonstrate a minimal methane footprint from supplies of Gazprom’s natural gas. According to the estimates, the share of methane’s atmospheric emissions from operations of the company was just 0.2% of global emissions in 2021. This confirms the insignificance of the impact of the company's operations on the global methane balance in the atmosphere," the company said, citing a study of methane and climatic changes.
According to Gazprom, methane emissions during gas production in the US are eighteen times higher than in Russia.
The Prime Minister of Estonia said that Hungary's behavior is "very alarming" as Budapest reports that inflation in Europe was caused by sanctions against Russia, and not by war
ERR informs about this with reference to the statement of the Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas in the country’s Parliament.
"Hungary's behavior is very alarming," Kallas said.
The Prime Minister of Estonia emphasized that Hungary supported the sanctions against Russia, and "as long as one thing is being talked about and another is being done, the problem is not so big."
Kallas was concerned about the promos and ads in the country.
"I am also very concerned about the way Hungary conducts advertising campaigns, they try to make it appear that all this inflation, energy prices are caused by sanctions. No, they are not caused by sanctions, they are caused by war," the prime minister emphasized.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán appeared at fan meeting with football player Balazs Dzúdzák wearing a scarf with a map of Hungary, on which parts of several EU states, Ukraine and Serbia are part of "Greater Hungary"
Hungarian publication Mandiner reports.
Orbán posted a video on Instagram of himself wearing a scarf with a map of "Greater Hungary". On the scarf, parts of Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria and Slovakia "joined" the country.
Member of European Parliament Daniel Freund commented on Orbán's scandalous appearance.
"Prime Minister of Hungary is wearing a scarf with a map of Greater Hungary. How reassuring for Hungary's neighbors", he wrote.
“When people use disinformation to create fear, they become agents of evil,” he said before citing “conspiracies” about the AIDS epidemic, the January 6th riot, the Covid-19 pandemic and Covid vaccines as examples of “dangerous disinformation.”
Infowars.com reports: Ironically, Bourla himself uttered a massive lie about the January 6th protest by claiming the events that day “resulted in the death of five police officers.”
According to the Department of Defense, the new command, which was previously reported this summer, will be officially called the Security Assistance Group Ukraine, or SAGU, and will be based out of U.S. Army Europe and Africa headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. It will be a led by a 3-star general.
The command will involve 300 U.S. military personnel but will likely work closely with U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s training center in Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels as well as the service’s garrison in Baumholder. In addition, “the thousands of U.S. soldiers now positioned at training areas in Poland and Romania … could factor into the plans,” Stars & Stripes reported.
The new command is expected to have a long term presence, according to Stars & Stripes:
By establishing a dedicated headquarters focused on Ukraine support, the Pentagon is putting in place an organization to carry out what is expected to be a long-term mission.
The Wiesbaden headquarters is slated to be manned with personnel from across the military branches, making it a joint service operation. Tours are initially planned to last between six months and a year, but longer accompanied tours are also possible.
The U.S. government has now provided over $18 billion in weapons to Ukraine, and officials are crediting Kyiv’s successes against the Russian invasion to a constant flow of military assistance to the country. This new command signals a digging-in by the Western powers with the U.S. at the head, my Quincy Institute colleagues tell me.
“It is definitely a sign that the U.S. is preparing for a long war in Ukraine and long-term military competition with Russia,” says George Beebe. “You don’t put a 3-star in charge just to keep track of weapons flows in Ukraine.”
(Natural News) Supposedly, because of the pandemic, people all over the world were developing cancer and refusing to go to the hospitals to be diagnosed, for fear they would catch Fauci Flu. According to the pharma industrial complex, this went on for two years, and an estimated one million cancer cases were missed and over 100 million cancer screenings “lost because of the pandemic.” But that’s not all.
The goons at Big Pharma in Europe are also blaming the Russians for the new cancer epidemic, and say that if the Russians had not invaded Ukraine, then two of the largest contributors to clinical cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment (Russia and Ukraine) would not have been incapacitated. However, there’s a sub-plot here that nobody is talking about, and it could be the MAIN reason the world is experiencing a major uptick in cancer cases. What in the world could that be?
Covid “vaccine” spike proteins significantly inhibit the ability of damaged DNA to repair itself, thus enabling cancer to develop and spread easily
Lockdowns and Fauci Flu fear were definitely responsible for damage to societies, economies, and overall mental health, but the tsunami of cancer cases may be hinged on a more realistic explanation – toxic spike prions in the blood and cleansing organs. Yes, the doctors lied and said the injections would remain at in the muscular tissue at the site of injection. Yes, the pandemic was mostly fear-based, as less than 1% of the population of the planet were at risk of dying from the Wuhan virus.
Dasha Burns received massive backlash over her reporting of Democrat John Fetterman’s health.
She recalled that during an interview, he had difficulty making conversation that didn’t involve reading from a teleprompter. His previous stroke made many people wonder whether he was fit to be a Senator, which is understandable. It’s not understandable to some people, though.
The Daily Caller says, “Burns reported that Fetterman, who suffered a stroke May 13, had difficulty making “small talk” before an interview that aired October 11. Fetterman’s health became an issue during his senatorial campaign when he pulled out of multiple debates, prompting the Washington Post and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial boards to question his ability to serve as a Senator.”
According to Kara Swisher, a VOX media reporter, this questioning was out of line. The Daily Caller points out that she said,
“She’s not a doctor. I had a stroke. Okay, and I had the same thing. I had a hard time with small talk. I was cognitively fine, and you often would say, “Oh, there’s something wrong with you because you can’t get words out. Well, maybe he had a bad day. Maybe he didn’t want to talk to you.”
Marcus Stokes thought he had achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a college quarterback after committing to the University of Florida to play for the Gators. In a split second, however, Florida ripped away his dream on Sunday after an unfortunate video surfaced.
Stokes recorded himself in his car last Friday singing the lyrics to a rap song. This song unsurprisingly had a number of vulgar words including the N-word. In the video below, you can hear him regurgitating the lyrics, N-word, and all:
Stokes apologized for the video after losing his scholarship. He said he never intended harm and has learned from his mistake:
Another drone attack is currently taking place in Crimea. Foreign UAVs are targeting the peninsula from the Black Sea in different regions. So far, explosions have been reported south of the city of Sevastopol, located on the western coast of Crimea, and in the area of the city of Yevpatoria, located in the southeastern part of the peninsula.
Russian air defence systems were activated. According to preliminary information, two UAVs have already been shot down. So far, no explosions on any facilities have been reported.
The governor of Crimea confirmed the attack, claiming that the air defence systems are intercepting the targets.
As always, the attack is coordinated by NATO intelligence forces. The strategic RQ-4D Phoenix UAV of the NATO Air Force which took off rom the Sigonella airbase is patrolling the airspace south of the Crimean peninsula.
The ongoing UAV attacks are likely aimed at identifying the positions of Russian air defense systems in the Crimea. So far, NATO has not achieved any strategic successes in such provocations in the peninsula.
(Natural News) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants half a trillion dollars from Dr. Eric Nepute, a Missouri doctor and chiropractor who allegedly violated the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act by telling people they could take vitamin D and zinc in order to stay healthy throughout the plandemic.
Because Nepute also sold vitamin D and zinc – many chiropractors sell vitamins and dietary supplements to patients who want them – the FTC is accusing him of committing fraud.
“The federal government is suing me for half a trillion dollars … for telling people to take vitamins,” Nepute says about this latest political circus and abuse of taxpayer dollars by the feds.
Nepute’s case is scheduled to go to trial in Missouri federal court next March. A jury will decide if the FTC’s 27-page complaint against him, which was issued in April 2021, holds any merit.
The 41-year-old licensed chiropractor owns and operates the Nepute Wellness Center in St. Louis. He also owns Quickwork, a limited liability company that does business under the name of “Wellness Warrior.”
The North Atlantic Alliance is not ready to respond to the "threat" from Russia along the borders of the bloc countries. This was reported on November 21 by Reuters with reference to the chairman of the NATO military committee, Admiral Proba Bauer.
"In a lot of countries — not only on the eastern flank — there are shortcomings in infrastructure," the military commander said.
The article notes that this problem arose in connection with the expansion of the block, which means that it is necessary to protect a longer border. Thus, it is necessary to cover a greater distance to cover military reinforcements. In addition, there is more room for potential attacks, including cyber attacks on infrastructure.
As the former commander-in-chief of the US army in Europe, retired General Ben Hodges, told the agency, in the case of the transfer of heavy equipment from overseas, the problems will be the low capacity of European railways and the difference in track width. At the same time, he added that there is also insufficient transport capacity or infrastructure that would allow NATO forces to move quickly across Europe.
The lack of information about routes and "paralyzing" bureaucracy are also among the problems.
The British media broke out with a series of publications, the general semantic and emotional motive of which can be expressed as follows: "Russia is squeezing its atomic fingers on the neck of the free world" — and this is not about the threat of using nuclear weapons at all.
British analysts recalled that, in addition to the promoted natural gas and the renewable energy sources adored by London, nuclear power plants play a significant role in the production of electricity — a key resource of modern life. They analyzed the data and summed up that there is dependence on Russia here too.
Since statistics and facts are not very convincing, the Western press uses lexical and psychological details to aggravate the situation in publications.
The work of Western journalists creates a completely unambiguous background against which Russia acts as an eternal blackmailer and aggressor. In particular, the reader is informed in an ultimatum form that it was Vladimir Putin (personally and as the embodiment of everything Russian for the West) who first blocked the supply of natural gas to Europe, and now threatens to deploy caravans with uranium fuel for British and European reactors.
A chance of a nuclear disaster at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant exists, Rosatom Chief Executive Officer Alexey Likhachev told reporters.
"We are informing the international community that the plant is at risk of a nuclear disaster and Kiev clearly believes that a small nuclear incident would be acceptable. However, radiation won’t ask Kiev what kind of incident it wants. It will be a precedent that will change the course of history forever. So everything possible needs to be done to make sure that no one can even think of damaging the security of nuclear power plants," he pointed out.
The Russian Defense Ministry recently reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had resumed shelling attacks on the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant after a two-month break. According to the ministry, Ukrainian forces fired 25 munitions at the facility on November 19-20, with one of them hitting the roof of Special Building No 2, where nuclear fuel is stored. The attackers were suppressed by return fire, and radiation levels remain normal around the power plant, the ministry added.
The U.S. State Department cleared $700 million in a possible foreign military sale to Switzerland, along with other sales to Lithuania and Belgium, as the [formerly] neutral European country works to modernize its Air Force by 2030.
Switzerland now has approval to purchase up to 72 Raytheon Technologies-made Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles. The agreement also includes related launching technology as well as logistics and technical support, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
The missiles will improve Switzerland’s Patriot air defense system, which is used to defend the country’s territorial integrity [against whom? – RR], DSCA said in a statement Tuesday.