"I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness. The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." -- Carl Sagan, 1995, apparently having invented a time machine
New Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that Apple has threatened to block Twitter from the Apple app store, but has not given a reason. The news comes after a concerted campaign by anti-free speech progressive activists lobbying to force Google and Apple to block Twitter from their app stores in an effort to destroy the site after Musk rolled back progressive censorship.
A possibility for US-based Boeing Corporation to supply new high-precision small-diameter ground-launched bombs (GLSDB) to Ukraine may lead to serious consequences, military analyst, reserve colonel Alexander Zhilin believes.
"They consider making those bombs to be able to subsequently send them to Ukraine. for Russia, there is nothing critical here as they are not going to supply those bombs any time soon. Yet, this is a far-reaching trend. So far, Ukraine has been able to strike border areas only. It's not only about artillery here. I hope they will not cross the line behind which terrorist attacks may start," the analyst told lenta.ru news publication.
"Ukraine already has high-precision weapons, such as HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and other complexes. As for ammunition, there is one sign here. If the ammo that they use doubles or triples the amount that military logic requires, then it means that they have more than enough of that ammo. I can see that they have been using a lot of munitions lately, they do not spare them," Alexander Zhilin also said.
The United Nations Security Council has brushed aside Russian accusations regarding the biological military program that the United States allegedly pursued abroad and in particular in Ukraine. However, Russia still considers that the arguments advanced by Washington, and accepted by London and Paris, are not at all satisfactory. Moscow has, therefore, decided to call as witnesses the signatories of the Biological Weapons Convention who are holding the Ninth Review Conference in Geneva from 28 November to 16 December 2022.
In anticipation of this summit, Russia has just published 80 new documents, stemming from various sources.
During the Conference, Russia will push for the adoption of a legally binding protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention to include a list of pathogenic microorganisms, toxins and special equipment; take into account modern scientific and technological progress in the field of biology; and provide an effective verification mechanism.
In addition, it will propose to complement the confidence-building measures with information on biosafety research and development outside the national territory, as well as information on animal vaccine production facilities.
US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will discuss Ukraine, China, Iran and the Sahel during the upcoming meeting in Washington, D.C., on December 1, a high-ranking US administration representative said Monday.
The official called the visit an opportunity for the two presidents to coordinate their actions on the most pressing global issues. The official said they expect Ukraine to become the core topic of the negotiations - just like during the numerous previous discussions this year. The two leaders are also expected to discuss challenges from China, Iran and in the Middle East, as well as economic and energy cooperation between the two countries, the official said, adding that Biden also intends to discuss the situation in the Sahel region with Macron.
Over 700 Ukrainian commandos are presently stationed in the Kiev-controlled part of the Zaporozhye Region, Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the We Are Together with Russia movement, said in a live broadcast on the Soloviev Live TV Channel on Monday.
"Over 700 militants from the Ukrainian special operations forces are deployed in the Zaporozhye Region on the territory controlled by the [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky regime. These are 700 plus men trained to cross the Dnieper, land an assault force and seize large industrial facilities," he said.
However, Russia’s strikes "persistently crippling depots of ammunition loads, ammunition rounds, military equipment and so on" disrupt these plans by the Ukrainian military, the regional official said.
An altercation has taken place between Polish "Mercenaries" fighting FOR Ukraine, and Ukrainian Army officers commanding them. The Polish Mercs and a grouping of about ten thousand Romanian "Mercenaries" also fighting for Ukraine, were allegedly ordered by Ukrainian Army officers to attack Russian positions around Bakhmut. Fierce fighting has been going on there for weeks and Ukraine is losing.
The Polish "Mercs" told the Ukrainian Army Officers it would be suicide for them and the Romanians to go attack, everyone else who has done so has been slaughtered by the fortified Russian positions.
The Ukrainians then allegedly told the Polish either attack or WE will kill you for Mutiny, at which point the Polish drew their weapons and KILLED the Ukrainian commanders.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the US-led military bloc will increase its presence in the region between the Baltic and Black Seas, announcing the move ahead of a two-day summit where the alliance is expected to renew a pledge to defend Ukraine indefinitely.
Addressing reporters at a Monday a press conference alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Stoltenberg said NATO will deploy several new battlegroups in Eastern Europe, noting that such units have already been established in countries between the Baltic and Black Seas.
Stoltenberg went on to claim that additional military expenditures are necessary to defend member states from Russia, warning that Europe is facing its “greatest security crisis in a generation.”
“We need to be prepared for more attacks. That’s the reason why NATO allies have stepped up their support to Ukraine,” including with “additional air defence systems,” training and ammunition, he said.
EU diplomats failed on Monday to agree on a set price cap for Russian oil as a December 5 deadline for the policy is approaching, Reuters reported.
The main hindrance to reaching a deal was Poland, which is demanding a much lower price cap than what the G7 has requested. The EU was asked to put the price cap between $65 to $70 per barrel, but Poland wants it slashed down to $30, a similar figure to what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would like to see.
“The Poles are completely uncompromising on the price, without suggesting an acceptable alternative,” an EU diplomat told Reuters. “Clearly there is growing annoyance with the Polish position.”
The idea of the price cap, which has been pushed by US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, is to keep Russian oil on the market to limit an increase in global prices while keeping Moscow’s profits down. December 5 is when the EU’s oil embargo on Russia begins, although there are exemptions for land-locked countries, including Hungary.
Schiff’s latest delusional blabbering — on CNN, of course — was in response to GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy‘s confirmation, during a November 20 segment with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, that if he becomes Speaker of the 118th Congress on January 3, he will remove Schiff, Ilhan Omar, and Eric Swalwell from the respective committee seats:
So let it be said, so let it be done.
Let’s pass on the Mensa twins, Omar and Swalwell, for now, but the above confirmation from Kevin McCarthy did not sit well at all with Schiff for brains Mr. Schiff.
So what did Schiffty do? What he always does. He not only lied his rear end off, he concocted a ridiculous excuse, hoping enough people would buy his nonsense.
In July, Dutch police shot at a 16-year old protester, during farmer protests in the country. The young teen, Jouke, was released the next day without charges.
In an incident near the blockaded food distribution center at Heerenveen in Friesland, police officers shot at 16-year-old Jouke’s tractor, which was already turning away from the roadblock, missing the boy’s head by an inch (Gateway Pundit reported). Jouke and two other protestors were arrested on suspicion of “attempted manslaughter” after which an angry crowd gathered in front of the police station in Leeuwarden. All three have now been released without charges.
During the protests Opposition leader Geert Wilders released a bombshell letter showing the globalist Dutch government wants to use expropriated agricultural land for asylum centers.
April 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has all the signs of a psy op for gun control
Two years ago, because of a 51-year-old mass murderer, many Canadians can spell the word Portapique. The male gunman killed 22 people, some of whom he knew. Many people now know Portapique is a village with barely 100 inhabitants in winter (250 in summer) in central Nova Scotia, a 90 minutes drive from Halifax.
Investigative journalist and author Paul Palango has written an excellent book, 22 Murders: Investigating the Massacres, Cover-up and Obstacles to Justice in Nova Scotia, documenting the Portapique massacre, the deadliest killing spree in Canadian history.
Russian state Duma Deputy Andrey Gurulev said publicly today "After the destruction of Ukraine's energy infrastructure, strikes on the logistics facilities will begin." As of Monday, November 28, about seventy percent (70%) of Ukraine's energy infrastructure is already destroyed.
Logistics facilities are identified as specific buildings, warehouses, which host all activities linked to logistics and freight transportation.
So not only will Ukraine have no electricity, which likely also means no running water and no heat, things linked to freight transportation - i.e. movement of food and fuel - will also be hit.
Based on these public statement from Russia, it appears that Ukraine will no longer be an actual "country" when this is done.
Military biological activities by the United States and Ukraine on Ukrainian territory are a violation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Geneva headquarters, Gennady Gatilov, said on Monday. Russia will be pressing Washington and Kiev for correcting the situation regarding the implementation of this convention, said Gatilov who is leading the Russian delegation at the 9th review conference of the parties to the BTWC, which has opened in Geneva.
Gatilov drew attention to the "exposed facts of military biological activity by the United States and Ukraine violating the BTWC on Ukrainian territory."
He recalled that at the consultative meeting of the BTWC member states on article 5, "Washington and Kiev failed to provide exhaustive answers to the fundamental questions raised there."
Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klichko has called on residents of the Ukrainian capital to be ready for continued blackouts until next spring and did not rule out a partial evacuation, according to his interview with RBC-Ukraine, published on Monday.
"We should be ready for blackouts to last till spring. This, among other things, has to do with low temperatures, since many people have heat-generating appliances, and some have heated floors. People tend to use more electricity during the cold season, so there is a bigger load on the grid system," the Kiev mayor explained.
Klichko also said that a partial evacuation was likely. "We should be ready for various developments, including bad ones. Each of us has a game plan for such a case, even if there is an evacuation. I cannot rule out a worst-case scenario. There won’t be any total evacuation, but a partial one instead, but then it cannot be called an evacuation. Some categories of people will temporarily relocate outside the city to where there could be services," he specified. The mayor effectively suggested again that those who can move to their countryside houses "where there is water and a stove" should do so.
The United States of America, unlike any other nation, maintains a massive network of foreign military installations around the world.
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A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) said that while some problems were inherited from the Angela Merkel era, the German government under Chancellor Olaf Scholz has mishandled “everything” during the energy crisis, resulting in economic calamity for Europe’s leading economy.
The doubling down on the green agenda and the sudden attempt to radically reduce reliance on Russian energy by the government of Social Democrat leftist Olaf Scholz over the past year have been “disastrous” for the German economy, Dr Gunnar Beck MEP said in an exclusive interview with Breitbart London.
“They have been in government for a good year now and everything seems to have been mishandled. Of course, they inherited a particular situation, Germany has been very dependent on Russian gas supplies for years now and it was Mrs Merkel who negotiated this,” he said.
“Now that we are trying to phase out Russian gas and other fossil fuels, it’s a disaster, because we have no energy security — Russia provided that — and prices for any possible substitutes, notably American LNG (liquid natural gas) are around four times as high compared to Russian gas.
Medium and large companies have reportedly been scrambling to purchase electricity generators amid fears that the country could see parts of its national grid collapse.
Companies responsible for the sale of electricity generators in Germany are reported to be seeing their business boom with many enterprises reportedly fearing that there could be widespread power outages or even partial grid collapse throughout Germany this winter.
It comes after one senior official in Germany recently warned that the country must now “assume” there will be serious power outages over the coming months, and plan accordingly for them.
Despite attempts by authorities to quash this warning almost as soon as it was made, it appears that reassurances from various parts of the German federal government have failed to convince many businesses, with Der Spiegelreporting that the country is now well and truly experiencing a run on electricity generators.
Supporters of the Morocco football team rioted in Brussels on Sunday to celebrate their victory over their host country, Belgium.
Football supporters of largely Moroccan origin flipped cars, burnt electric scooters, and set off fireworks in Brussels and beyond on Sunday after the African nation beat Belgium 2-0 in the World Cup.
Often described as the capital of the European Union, the majority of the population of Brussels is not originally from Belgium, with one local publication speculating that there are more people of Moroccan origin alone than with Flemish or Walloon roots in the city earlier this year.
According to a report by the French-language newspaper Le Soir, 12 people were arrested as part of the public disorder in the city, with police being forced to resort to using tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.