Thought for the day

"Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman, and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness." -- John F. Kennedy

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In what we're sure is simply totally a coincidence and nothing more, the grades of attractive female students examined by a new study fell after classes were moved online during the Covid lockdowns. 

A brand new research paper called "Student beauty and grades under in-person and remote teaching" found that "when education is in-person, attractive students receive higher grades". 

The same study found that "grades of attractive females declined when teaching was conducted remotely" and that "the effect is only present in courses with significant teacher–student interaction."

The paper had a jury of 74 people rate the looks of 307 engineering students on a scale of 1 to 10. From there, it looked at the data behind the students' grades prior to, and during, pandemic lockdowns, at the Industrial Engineering Program at Lund University.

"This paper has shown that students’ facial attractiveness impact academic outcomes when classes are held in-person," the study concluded.

Posted on: Nov 16 07:45

Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum find themselves waiting around for the next global crisis event after the covid pandemic turned out to be much less threatening to the public than they had originally hoped.  In the meantime, Schwab continues to pontificate on the virtues of the "Great Reset" and the usefulness of crisis as a means to accomplish a "restructuring" of the current world order.

The restructuring that the WEF obsesses over is a global socialist system based on Schwab's concepts of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the Shared Economy and Stakeholder Capitalism (corporate governance).  He does not say much in terms of planning in his speech to the G20, but he does imply that while fragmentation is necessary, too much fragmentation could be troublesome.  In other words, controlled chaos is valuable to the globalist agenda, but uncontrolled chaos would be disastrous for them.   

Posted on: Nov 16 07:44

The White House on Tuesday asked Congress to approve $37.7 billion in new aid for Ukraine, which would bring total US spending on the war to about $105 billion.

According to The Hill, the request includes $21.7 billion in military aid for Ukraine and to replenish US military stockpiles that have been sent to the country.

A total of $14.5 billion in budgetary aid to directly fund the Ukrainian government is included, as Kyiv is expecting the US and its allies to pay its budget deficit for 2023.

The request also includes $626 million for the US Strategic Oil Reserve and for nuclear safety for Ukraine and $900 million for healthcare and other services for Ukrainians.

Webmaster addition: A billion here and a billion there and soon you are talking some real money!

Posted on: Nov 16 07:42

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday addressed the summit of G20 leaders in Indonesia via video link and told the group not to ask Ukraine to compromise to reach a peace deal with Russia.

Zelensky referred to the group as the “G19” in a snub aimed at Russia, as Moscow is a member of the G20. “Ukraine should not be offered to conclude compromises with its conscience, sovereignty, territory and independence. We respect the rules and we are people of our word,” the Ukrainian leader said, according to POLITICO.

Zelensky said that there would be no “Minsk 3,” referring to Minsk 1 and Minsk 2, agreements that failed to end the civil war in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. The war in the Donbas was sparked by the US-backed 2014 coup that ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych. In response to the change in power, separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of the Donbas declared independence from Kyiv.

Posted on: Nov 16 07:42

The US Department of Justice is investigating the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, according to the Israeli defense minister. Senator Ted Cruz blasted the investigation for marking Tel Aviv as President Joe Biden’s “political enemy.”

Abu Akleh was killed in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin in May during an Israeli policing operation. Initially, Tel Aviv claimed the veteran journalist was shot by Palestinian militants, however Israeli officials now say it is highly likely Abu Akleh was unintentionally killed by a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). 

On May 11, Abu Akleh and several colleagues arrived in Jenin to cover an IDF raid on a Palestinian refugee camp. As the journalist walked through the area, Israeli forces opened fire, hitting her in the head, while a colleague was shot and injured. After Abu Akleh collapsed to the ground, IDF troops continued to fire at reporters and civilians who attempted to render aid. 

Several western media outlets have conducted independent investigations into the raid and concluded Israeli forces murdered the Palestinian-American journalist. 

Posted on: Nov 16 07:40

For months, the US refused to hold any diplomatic talks with Russia. Then, suddenly, on November 6, it was revealed that National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan "has been in contact with Yuri Ushakov, a foreign-policy adviser to Mr. Putin" and with Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.

Sullivan then went to Kiev for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. At those talks, Sullivan "raised the need for a diplomatic resolution to the war" and privately pushed Zelensky to “signal an openness to negotiate with Russia and drop their public refusal to engage in peace talks unless President Vladimir Putin is removed from power.”

On November 8, in a sudden reversal of his decree banning negotiating with Putin, Zelensky announced that he is open to peace talks with Putin. Zelensky urged the international community to “force Russia into real peace talks.” Zelensky insisted that his preconditions for talks are “restoration of (Ukraine’s) territorial integrity … compensation for all war damage, punishment for every war criminal and guarantees that it will not happen again.”

Those preconditions are near impossible. But in another sudden change of tone, Washington has begun signaling that "they believe that Zelensky would probably endorse negotiations and eventually accept concessions, as he suggested he would early in the war. They believe that Kyiv is attempting to lock in as many military gains as it can before winter sets in, when there might be a window for diplomacy.”

Webmaster addition: This will only work if the US Government promises not to meddle in Ukraine's internal affairs, and even if the US made such a promise, who would risk believing them?

Posted on: Nov 16 07:37

Former U.S. President Donald Trump announces that he will once again run for U.S. president in the 2024 U.S. presidential election during an event at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. November 15, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Former President Donald Trump, aiming to become only the second commander-in-chief ever elected to two nonconsecutive terms, announced Tuesday night that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.

“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump told a crowd gathered at Mar-a-Lago, his waterfront estate in Florida, where his campaign will be headquartered.

Surrounded by allies, advisers, and conservative influencers, Trump delivered a relatively subdued speech, rife with spurious and exaggerated claims about his four years in office. To evoke nostalgia for his time in office among Republicans who have shown signs of Trump fatigue following the midterms, he frequently contrasted his first-term accomplishments with the Biden administration’s policies and the current economic climate. Many of those perceived accomplishments – from strict immigration actions to corporate tax cuts and religious freedom initiatives – remain deeply polarizing to this day.

Webmaster addition: And already CNN is attacking Trump for "inaccuracies". 

Posted on: Nov 16 06:51

British inflation has accelerated to the highest level for 41 years, driven by soaring energy, food and transport prices in a worsening cost-of-living crisis, according to official data.

The Consumer Prices Index hit 11.1 percent in October, reaching the highest level since 1981, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Posted on: Nov 16 06:49

Israel appears set to demolish a number of privately-owned Palestinian houses in the occupied East al-Quds neighborhood of al-Tur, amid ongoing land grab policies carried out by the Tel Aviv regime.

According to Palestinian WAFA news agency, Israeli police, accompanied by staff of the Israeli municipality of West al-Quds, stormed several neighborhoods in al-Tur, photographed a number of homes in the area and placed demolition notices against the structures.

The local source did not provide further information on who owns the houses or when the demolitions will take place.

Over 20,000 homes in al-Quds face demolition threat, Palestinian minister says

Posted on: Nov 16 06:48
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) declared an invasion on the Texas border with Mexico, invoking the U.S, and Texas constitutions. Over five million illegal aliens have crossed the U.S. southern border with Mexico since Joe Biden assumed the presidency on January 20, 2021 and threw out President Trump’s successful policies that had secured the border.
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Posted on: Nov 15 20:02
Hunter Biden on Tuesday appeared for an interview on Twitter Spaces to discuss his so-called ‘art’ and his interest in NFTs and crypto.
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Posted on: Nov 15 20:02
During an interview with Robin Roberts, Michelle Obama said Biden was “doing a great job…under some tough circumstances.”
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Posted on: Nov 15 20:01
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Title 42 – a Trump-era order blocking asylum seekers at the US border.
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Posted on: Nov 15 20:00
John Fetterman, a man with brain damage who lived off of mommy and daddy until he was 50, was ‘elected’ to Pennsylvania’s open US Senate seat last week.
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Posted on: Nov 15 20:00
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), fresh off a landslide 59.4 percent to 40.0 percent reelection victory last week over Rep. Charlie Crist (D), invited critics and potential rival President Trump, “to go check out the scoreboard from last Tuesday night.”
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Posted on: Nov 15 19:48
Two Russian missiles hit the Polish town of Przewodów located near the border with Ukraine on Tuesday, killing two Poles according to reports. Poland is a NATO ally, and a staunch supporter of Ukraine as its neighbor defends itself from Russia’s invasion.
Posted on: Nov 15 19:47
Kevin McCarthy has been elected the Republican nominee for Speaker of the House on a 188-31 vote by the GOP conference.
Posted on: Nov 15 19:47

 Chicago Jews were alarmed Thursday as local news outlets reported that a bus full of Jewish schoolchildren had been the victim of antisemitic harassment. 

Police were investigating after a group of adults had forced the bus to stop, made their way on board, and then delivered a “Heil Hitler” salute, according to the reports, which appeared in a wide array of Chicago outlets, including the Tribune and Sun-Times newspapers.

The story unnerved parents and triggered outcry among Chicagoans worried about rising crime and antisemitism at an especially tense time for American Jews. 

But it wasn’t true, according to the CEO of the school whose students were involved.

Posted on: Nov 15 17:20

Multiple news outlets including the Fox News Decision Desk are calling the Arizona governor’s race: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs has defeated GOP opponent Kari Lake: 50.4% to 49.6%. If the final tally ends up being within half of a percentage point, a recount may be triggered under Arizona state law.

Posted on: Nov 15 14:42

The start of humanity's journey back to the moon is now just a matter of hours away — with NASA's Artemis I mission set for blast off early tomorrow morning.

It will see the world's most powerful rocket shoot for the stars in an historic launch that will signal the first stage of the US space agency's goal to return people to the lunar surface for the first time in half a century.

If successful, the uncrewed Artemis I mission will be followed by a human trip around the moon in 2024 and could lead to the first woman and first person of colour following in Neil Armstrong's footsteps the year after.

The stumbling block to this has been the numerous delays NASA's new mega moon rocket has faced, with its maiden launch date repeatedly pushed back since August. 

However, after enduring fuel leak concerns, engine issues and escaping the clutches of not one but two hurricanes, the $4 billion (£3.5 billion) Space Launch System (SLS) could finally blast into orbit tomorrow (Wednesday).

It would signal the dawn of a new era in moon exploration as the hotly-anticipated Artemis missions kick off with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft embarking on a 25-day journey around Earth's only natural satellite.

The plan is to return human boots to the moon on Artemis III by 2025 and ultimately to build a permanent lunar outpost with a view to exploring deeper into the cosmos. 

Webmaster addition: The launch is set for 1:04 EST, effectively midnight tonight.

Posted on: Nov 15 14:36

Nikolai Mushegian is a major crypto developer and contributor to dozens of projects in the crypto world.

On October 28, he took to Twitter to write this strange, cryptic tweet.



Then this happened.

Very, very fishy.

Posted on: Nov 15 14:00

If Michigan’s proposal 2 passes, we will never have a fair election again. It essentially removes all safeguards. No ID necessary, just sign a paper. They are also pushing for IDs for illegal immigrants, you know, because they “pay so many taxes”.

Posted on: Nov 15 13:59

When it comes to religious affiliation, the 117th U.S. Congress looks similar to the previous Congress but quite different from Americans overall.

While about a quarter (26%) of U.S. adults are religiously unaffiliated – describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – just one member of the new Congress (Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.) identifies as religiously unaffiliated (0.2%).

Nearly nine-in-ten members of Congress identify as Christian (88%), compared with two-thirds of the general public (65%). Congress is both more heavily Protestant (55% vs. 43%) and more heavily Catholic (30% vs. 20%) than the U.S. adult population overall.

Posted on: Nov 15 13:58

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a lawsuit filed by Texas and Louisiana seeking to halt a Department of Homeland Security policy that limited federal agents from detaining and deporting dangerous criminal aliens and instead is allowing them to remain in the U.S.

“Biden’s refusal to enact federal immigration laws passed by Congress is jeopardizing public safety,” Moody said. Earlier this year, Moody and 18 other attorneys general also filed a brief with the court in support of Texas’ and Louisiana’s case.

Webmaster addition: Know why politicians won't arrest or deport criminals? Professional courtesy

Posted on: Nov 15 13:55

Recent court documents show the FBI had as many as eight – EIGHT – informants embedded with the “Proud Boys” group in the months leading up to the January 6 riot at the Capitol in 2021.

The bombshell revelation comes via the New York Times and raises several alarms, among them being just how the eight informants and their presence within the group, and the information they gleaned from working with the group, didn’t result in the FBI stopping the riot in the first place.

It also raises the question with defense lawyers as to whether the group may have been, or to what degree they were, entrapped by the informants themselves.

Posted on: Nov 15 13:55

The globalists are hellbent upon transforming the United States and Europe into brown and black countries. And they have figured out a way to do so under the guise of fighting “climate change.”

Instead of calling them “illegal aliens” or even just “migrants,” the globalists are now going with the term “climate migrants.” The implication here is that these people are having to flee their native lands to invade the U.S. and Europe because of “global warming.”

The World Economic Forum (WEF), along with WEF-tied journalist Gaia Vance and others like her, are all pushing the climate migrant narrative in a desperate attempt to ensure the U.S. and Europe are transformed into non-white “melting pots” before their citizens figure out the scheme and resist.

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