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The US State Department is funding a video game with an anti-populist message aimed at teaching kids to recognize “disinformation,” according to documents published by the Foundation for Freedom Online (FFO) on Thursday. The game, 'Cat Park', is being rolled out globally, with US embassies asking employees to push it through schools and community organizations.

In a memo sent on October 31 to all US diplomatic posts worldwide, the State Department encouraged staff to “promote,” “publicize,” and “organize special rollout events” for ‘Cat Park’, a game developed by a Dutch studio and funded by the State Department’s ‘Global Engagement Center’ (GEC).

The game demonstrates “how sensational headlines, memes, and manipulated media can be used to advance conspiracy theories and incite real-world violence,” read the memo, which was obtained by America First Legal and made public by the FFO. 

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Posted on: Nov 20 12:32

ELECTION 2020 TULSI GABBARD - Sputnik International, 1920, 19.11.2022

The Hawaii politician, once considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, quit the party last month, attacking its leadership for being an “elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness.”

Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has ripped into President Biden, the Washington elite and the US military-industrial complex, accusing the government of wringing Americans dry by hiring an army of Internal Revenue Service agents, while sending billions of dollars to the MIC and unaccountable and corrupt actors in Ukraine.

“We have politicians from both political parties who are the permanent Washington elite, and who must be held accountable for what they’re doing with our taxpayer dollars and how they’re undermining our national security as they push us closer and closer to the brink of nuclear catastrophe,” Gabbard said, filling in for Fox News host Tucker Carlson on a special anniversary edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight this week.

Demanding that Washington “stop giving a blank check to Ukraine and demand accountability” for the tens of billions of dollars already sent, Gabbard stressed that much of this money has gone to the US military-industrial complex, which has already made “trillions of dollars” off of US wars abroad.

“Now the Biden wants to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to go over every receipt and every deductible of American taxpayers with a fine tooth comb, squeezing every penny that they can. [For] the Ukrainian government and their corrupt bureaucrats and oligarchs, and the defense contractors who are profiting from all these weapons, the Biden administration requires no receipts at all. Why is this? Is because they know that most of this money, our taxpayer dollars is going to corrupt bureaucrats…Their actions expose who they really care about. It’s not us,” Gabbard said.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TAXES
Posted on: Nov 20 12:30

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If you have been to the grocery store lately, you have probably noticed that meat prices have gone up dramatically.  Unfortunately, we are being warned that things could get much worse in 2023.  All over the northern hemisphere, cattle ranchers are dramatically reducing the size of their herds due to relentless drought conditions.  Meanwhile, the bird flu has already resulted in the deaths of nearly 100 million chickens and turkeys in the United States and Europe.  On top of everything else, progressive politicians throughout the western world continue to be absolutely determined to get us all to start eating less meat.

So prices are likely to continue to go up for the foreseeable future, and supplies are starting to get really tight.

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Posted on: Nov 20 12:29

WikiLeaks campaigners are meeting with the president of Colombia and six other heads of state in attempt to raise support for founder Julian Assange.

Assange, 51, is facing extradition from London to the US, where he is charged with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing US military and diplomatic files in 2010 related to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. 

WikiLeaks delegation will meet with Colombian President Gustavo Petro tomorrow morning in Bogotá to discuss press freedom and the 'political nature' of Assange's prosecution, sources confirmed to The Mail on Sunday.

The campaigners, including WkiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson and Assange's chief of staff Joseph Farrell, are set to meet with six other heads of state in the region following the meeting with Mr Petro.

They hope their south American tour will bear influence on the White House by raising support for Assange and appealing to the Hispanic and Latino population in the US.

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WikiLeaks campaigners are meeting with Colombian President Gustavo Petro (right) and six other heads of state in attempt to raise support for founder Julian Assange (left)

Assange is wanted by US authorities on 18 counts, including a spying charge, relating to WikiLeaks' release of confidential US military records and diplomatic cables.

In April 2010, WikiLeaks began publishing documents supplied by a US Army intelligence analyst which included Afghanistan war logs and Guantánamo Bay files. 

Washington says he put lives in danger. His supporters say he has been victimised because he exposed US wrongdoing in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He has been living in London's Belmarsh prison since his asylum was withdrawn in 2019. The US has been attempting to extradite Assange since a 2010 sexual assault investigation which has since been discontinued.

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Posted on: Nov 20 12:27
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Posted on: Nov 20 12:13
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Posted on: Nov 20 12:12
Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that with former President Donald Trump caused the Republican Party to lose, so he will not win the presidential nomination in 2024.
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Posted on: Nov 20 12:04
Hungary, Austria, and Serbia have agreed to coordinate to reduce illegal migrant flows on the Balkan route, with Serbia deploying more police along its southern border and Austria providing reinforcements.
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Posted on: Nov 20 12:03
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested a human smuggler from California following a high-speed pursuit in Val Verde County. The troopers found 14 migrants following the chase.
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Posted on: Nov 20 12:02
China’s ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, was spotted with his staff at the Venetian resort Saturday evening before the annual gala dinner of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
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Posted on: Nov 20 12:02
Hundreds took to the streets of a working-class area in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday after the country’s government moved a large number of male migrants into a former office block in the area.
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Posted on: Nov 20 12:01
Firefighters recently ran through thousands of gallons of water as a Tesla electric car burned in the state of Pennsylvania earlier this week.
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Posted on: Nov 20 12:00
A Virginia state lawmaker has put forward legislation that would prohibit public schools and colleges from allowing biological males to compete in girls' sports.
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Posted on: Nov 20 10:22
The Biden administration has agreed to pay into a United Nations fund to compensate countries that have experienced damages from climate change, according to new reports.
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Posted on: Nov 20 10:21
Elon Musk announced on Saturday night that he would reinstate Donald Trump's account on Twitter. The Twitter CEO made the announcement following an online poll that the billionaire posted to the social media platform.
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Posted on: Nov 20 10:20
CBS News was mocked online Friday evening after announcing that the network would pause their use of Twitter “out of an abundance of caution” as the social media platform goes through an intense period of change following Elon Musk’s acquisition of the company.
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Posted on: Nov 20 10:19
A Tesla exploded into flames on a Pennsylvania highway this week and spewed toxic fumes from its lithium ion battery for a considerable amount of time because it took firefighters a significantly longer period of time to extinguish the fire compared to vehicles that use a standard combustion engine.
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Posted on: Nov 20 10:19
The mother of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is a law professor and Democratic fundraiser who once wrote an essay decrying “personal responsibility.”
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Posted on: Nov 20 10:18

Everything in the universe has gravity – and feels it too. Yet this most common of all fundamental forces is also the one that presents the biggest challenges to physicists. Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity has been remarkably successful in describing the gravity of stars and planets, but it doesn't seem to apply perfectly on all scales.

General relativity has passed many years of observational tests, from Eddington’s measurement(opens in new tab) of the deflection of starlight by the Sun in 1919 to the recent detection of gravitational waves(opens in new tab). However, gaps in our understanding start to appear when we try to apply it to extremely small distances, where the laws of quantum mechanics operate(opens in new tab), or when we try to describe the entire universe.

Our new study, published in Nature Astronomy(opens in new tab), has now tested Einstein's theory on the largest of scales. We believe our approach may one day help resolve some of the biggest mysteries in cosmology, and the results hint that the theory of general relativity may need to be tweaked on this scale.

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Posted on: Nov 20 10:02

Ukrainian troops subjected the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP) to massive artillery shelling, damaging strategic facilities, an adviser to the head of Rosenergoatom, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, told Sputnik on Sunday.

“The Ukrainian military launched a massive strike directly at the station. Twelve rockets were fired. It is known that six of them hit the cooling system of reactors, two — hit the dry cask storage [of radioactive waste]. The consequences of the shelling cannot be determined yet since the risk of repeated attacks remains,” Renat Karchaa said.
None of the Zaporozhye NPP personnel were injured, according to Karchaa.

Tags: FUKUSHIMA/NUKE DISASTERS, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Nov 20 10:01

The Elections Integrity Unit of the Arizona Attorney General's Office has reached out to Maricopa County officials to demand that they account for the issues surrounding the 2022 election procedures in the state's largest county.

A letter from Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office to Maricopa County Attorney Thomas Liddy's office said that the AG's office received an excessive number of complaints, into the hundreds, regarding "issues related to the administration of the 2022 General Election in Maricopa County."

These complaints included first-hand, witness accounts of alleged improprieties that led the Elections Integrity Unit to become concerned that Maricopa County was not in "lawful compliance with Arizona election law." 

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Nov 20 09:52

Watch: MASSIVE Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Celebs Who Pushed Ponzi Scheme

A major lawsuit has been filed against several stars who decided to expose the public to the cryptocurrency exchange FTX failures.

Accusers in the lawsuit claim that the accused engaged in a Ponzi scheme and must stand trial for their actions.

The Daily Wire reported, “The company filed for bankruptcy on Friday after customers discovered that firms controlled by Sam Bankman-Fried and his associates were allegedly fraudulently intertwined, causing a liquidity crisis as users rushed to withdraw funds.”

The company made many mistakes along the way that led to its downfall. Nothing was done to keep the company stable before it was taken public.

The Daily Wire reported that “Among the defendants listed were Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel ex-wife Gisele Bündchen, who appeared in an advertisement for the company and held equity stakes. The lawsuit also noted that celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary assured the public that FTX was a reliable entity as recently as last month.”

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Posted on: Nov 20 09:41

A REAL Feminist: Wisconsin Counselor Sues District After Firing Over Denouncing "Gender Identity Ideology"

Marissa Darlingh has filed a lawsuit against the Milwaukee School District.

She is a former school counselor who denounced the gender ideology taught in the schools where she worked.

Allen-Field Elementary School terminated her after the school learned of comments she made at a rally in Madison, Wisconsin, earlier this year. She spoke up at that rally to denounce the radical gender ideology she saw taught around her.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty represents Darlingh and has filed a lawsuit against Milwaukee Public Schools on her behalf. They say that the school violated her First Amendment rights. She took a stand against children’s social and medical transition, and the school punished her for her opinion.

Webmaster addition: Good for her. And I love that T-shirt!

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION
Posted on: Nov 20 09:36

An investigation from a British newspaper has found that the Conservative government has wasted at least £14 billion on frivolous expenditures such as luxury villas in Italy, vegan ice cream, and massive levels of fraud during the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

According to an investigation from London’s Daily Telegraph, the broadsheet most closely aligned with the ruling Tory party, financial disclosures since the start of the year found at least £14 billion in waste as finance minister announced on Thursday that the nominally conservative government would be raising taxes yet again by £24 billion.

Items identified as waste by the paper included £6,000 on a villa in Naples, £837 Vegan ice-cream in Uruguay, £5,393 on a ‘storytelling training’ session with a narrative ecologist, and £3,376 on children’s swimming lessons in Panama.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 20 09:35

Ukraine's deputy defence minister claimed that Kyiv's forces could reach Crimea by Christmas and end the war by spring, a news report has stated. Volodymyr Havrylov suggested that it is likely that the Ukrainian army could “step in Crimea” by the end of this year.

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Posted on: Nov 20 09:35

Ukraine's energy chief has suggested that civilians should leave Kyiv this winter if they want to offer help to the country in dealing with the crippling energy crisis, a news report has claimed. Maksym Tymchenko, chief executive of DTEK, said Ukraine cannot supply enough heat and power for all of its population to survive winter because Russian missile attacks had destroyed key infrastructure.

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Posted on: Nov 20 09:34

 Russia urges international organizations to condemn the execution of Russian prisoners of war by Ukrainian soldiers and to conduct a thorough investigation, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on Friday.

"We demand that international organisations condemn and thoroughly investigate this shocking crime. No atrocity committed by Ukrainian military units will remain unpunished. All those guilty and their accomplices will be identified and punished accordingly. Nobody will escape retribution," the Russian diplomat said, commenting on the video showing Ukrainian soldiers "mercilessly shooting unarmed Russian POWs," which has gone viral on the Internet.

"These shocking videos are further evidence of the crimes committed by Ukrainian neo-Nazis. Ukraine is flagrantly violating international humanitarian law, specifically the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War and international human rights laws, including the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the 1984 Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment," she said.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES
Posted on: Nov 20 09:34

At a time when Musk is cutting hundreds if not thousands of workers on a weekly basis, early on Friday Europe delivered some unexpected news to the world's richest man: according to Thierry Breton, the EU’s internal market commissioner, Musk will have to increase the number of moderators in Europe, a continent which long ago gave up all pretense of having free speech.

“He is in the process of reducing a certain number of moderators, but he will have to increase them in Europe,” Breton told Franceinfo in an interview, Bloomberg reported.

Breton added that Musk “will have to open his algorithms. We will have control, we will have access, people will no longer be able to say rubbish.”

Webmaster addition: The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force it to act like one where everyone can see it!

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP
Posted on: Nov 20 09:32

After Germany’s “first” public television network, ARD, compared Elon Musk reducing Twitter censorship to “letting rats out of their holes,” Germany’s “second” public television network, ZDF, has now compared Musk to Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels! (The network’s name Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen literally means “Second German Television.”)

Thus, last Friday, ZDF’s would-be comedy program, the “Heute Show,” posted the below tweet and photoshop.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, GERMANY
Posted on: Nov 20 09:32