"Those who recognize the stupidity and fickleness of the masses will not be remotely surprised by anything they do." -- Nicolas Poussin
"The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority." -- Martin Luther King Jr. (A Knock at Midnight, June 11, 1967)
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada is planning to increase its number of warships in the Taiwan Strait as a message to China that the waters are not its national property.
“We will continue to enforce the international rules-based order when it comes to the Taiwan Strait. And that’s why also we had a frigate going through the Taiwan Strait this summer, along with the Americans, [and] we’re looking to have more frigates going through it,” Joly told the Financial Times.
“We need to make sure that the question of the Taiwan Strait is clear and that it remains an international strait.”
The Taiwan Strait is a stretch of international waters less than 200 kilometres wide separating Taiwan from mainland China. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin had said at a regular news briefing in Beijing on June 13: “There is no such thing as international waters in international maritime law. … Relevant countries claim that the Taiwan Strait is in international waters with the aim to manipulate the Taiwan question and threaten China’s sovereignty.”
Breakdowns in global trade and credit call for money that doesn’t depend on trust. Bitcoin is the modern answer for international economics...
Two forces have dominated the globe economically and politically for the last 75 years: globalization and trust-based money. However, the time for both of these forces has passed, and their waning will bring about a great reset of the global order.
But this is not the global, Marxist kind of Great Reset promoted by Klaus Schwab and those who attend Davos. This is an emergent, market-driven reset characterized by a multipolar world and a new monetary system.
A scientist carrying out classified work onboard the USS Hampton nuclear submarine in the late 1990s says the sub was 'buzzed' byan unidentified object traveling underwater faster than the speed of sound.
In a YouTube interview with UFO researcher Chris Leto, scientist Bob McGwier said that the sub was "running deep and fast" when it was passed at extremely high speed by an object. According to McGwier, the encounter was confirmed by a member of the crew who was shocked at the speed of the Unidentified Submerged Object (USO), Daily Star reports.
"We were under way and all of a sudden I hear the sound. It’s really strange because it’s clear that what is going on is something is whizzing by us and it’s moving so fast I just can’t believe it," said McGwier, adding "This thing blew by us like we were standing still."
"A person with knowledge of onboard systems came out and said ‘this goddam thing is going faster than the speed of sound underwater – but that’s faster than the speed of sound in air'," he continued.
Webmaster addition: I wonder if this is where James Cameron got the idea for the opening of "The Abyss!" :)
A jury convicted former President Donald Trump’s company on multiple tax fraud charges on Tuesday in a New York court.
After deliberating for one day, the jury delivered a guilty verdict on all 17 counts, which included tax fraud and other financial crimes, against the Trump Organization. Prosecutors alleged that executives at the company devised a scheme to avoid paying taxes that included "indirect" payments made to top officers for items like school tuition, apartments and cars. The verdict came after a three-year investigation by prosecutors. Trump was not personally on trial, but prosecutors alleged during the proceedings that he knew of the fraud being committed at the company, a charge he has denied.
The Trump Organization was charged with scheming to defraud, conspiracy, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records. The guilty verdicts mean it will now face a $1.6 million fine.
Webmaster addition: The Democrats will use this to smear Donald Trump, but the fact is that Donald was not implicated in the fraud and was not charged in this case.
The FBI is "cooking the books" to portray supporters of former President Trump as the nation's No. 1 domestic terrorism threat, contend critics.
Newsweek featured a story Tuesday titled "FBI Ramps Up Spending to Fight MAGA Terrorism," referencing the "Make America Great Again" theme of Trump's term in office. The magazine said that according to FBI documents and government specialists, the bureau "is conducting three times as many domestic terrorism investigations than it was five years ago, with 70 percent of its open cases focused on 'civil unrest' and anti-government activity."
More than one-third of those cases, 850, are related to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
A senior FBI officials told Newsweek the bureau "isn't partisan per se, though it finds itself investigating mostly MAGA and related political activity as domestic terrorism."
At the height of the worldwide vaccine mandates, the people of Europe and Australia were out in the streets protesting against global tyranny in mid-September 2021. As the pushback against the Covid-19 government overreach was demonstrated en masse by citizens around the globe that were sick and tired of all the lockdown and senseless restrictions over an increasingly exposed fake virus and kill shots that had thousands already that “Died Suddenly,” and the world population saw through the fake science bullshit, insultingly calling it “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome,” (SADS) as the year came to a close, the wag-the-dog controllers switched into misdirection high gears demonizing Putin for building up Russian forces at the Ukraine border.
Like clockwork, the evil genocidal murderers atop today’s predatory food chain began focusing world attention away from their exposed Covid-19 depopulation agenda due to the growing worldwide pushback, and began its next 24/7 round of make believe propaganda in defense of Ukrainian dancing queen Zelensky as the next Jewish King David bravely fighting the giant Goliath Russian bear, “standing up for democracy around the world” against the ruthless Vlad the Bad Moscow invader. The Western propaganda machine plunged into overtime again spewing out more lies to mind control the same duped, deaf and dumbed down masses that fell for the pandemic plague, this time to start sending money to the most corrupt elite’s “devil’s playground” on their grand chessboard planet.
For the first time in quite a while, COVID-19 rates are up again.
Many believe this is evidence of widespread infections, and action must be taken.
Just The News says, “For the first time in months, California’s 7-day COVID-19 test positivity rate reached 10.8% over the last week, indicating the increased spread of the virus as state officials report a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations.”
Although the positivity rate is lower than it was a year ago, the state expresses concerns over hospitalization. Per Just The News, “While the current positivity rate is still significantly lower than the positivity rate during the peak of last year’s winter surge, health officials are warning that the state is already seeing an uptick in hospitalizations. ”
Everyone knows what happened to con artist Sam Bankman-Fried, and what happened at FTX by now.
Customers lost millions of dollars due to his fraud. However, he’s now being praised because he’s good with the establishment. It’s insanity.
The Blaze reports, “Bankman-Fried, who has recently said he was masquerading as a woke westerner, has benefited from an avalanche of favorable press as of late, including an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and a public webcam event with the New York Times.”
Congresswomen Maxine Waters took to Twitter to heap the scammer with praise. Per The Blaze, “[Sam Bankman-Fried], we appreciate that you’ve been candid in your discussions about what happened at #FTX,” Waters stated on Twitter.
“Your willingness to talk to the public will help the company’s customers, investors, and others. To that end, we would welcome your participation in our hearing on the 13th.” Then, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services re-tweeted it to show their support!
On December 5, DPR sources shared a video from a Russian quadcopter filmed near the front lines near Bakhmut. The drone filmed a group of Ukrainian servicemen killing tree unarmed soldiers in standard Ukrainian field uniform. LINK
The newly shared video showed the same incident from the point of view of Ukrainian servicemen. The second video confirmed the claims of Russian military expert.
Armed Ukrainian soldiers led captive Ukrainians and lined them up in a ditch in a forest area. The first video shows that the victims were killed in a moment.
Ukrainian soldiers who don’t want to either be used as cannon fodder or to shell and kill civilians in the settlements in Donbass are executed by heir brothers in arm.
The European Commission intends to propose restrictions in the mining industry as part of the ninth package of sanctions against Russia. This was reported by the Financial Times newspaper on Tuesday. According to her sources, we are talking about a ban on new investments within the industry. At the same time, an exception will be made for some types of mining products.
The proposal of the executive body of the community will also include a ban on transactions with three more Russian banks, the publication reported. The European Union plans to agree on new measures by the end of next week.
Earlier, sources in Brussels reported that the new package of EU sanctions will include up to 180 individuals and legal entities, restrictions will affect Russian media, energy and heavy industry, banks, knowledge-intensive and high-tech enterprises.
The anti-Russian strategy of Polish politicians has failed, but Warsaw no longer has the opportunity to turn back, journalist Stanislav Belen wrote in Myśl Polska. "Politicians in Warsaw have staked on an extremely confrontational policy towards Russia, leaving themselves no room for maneuver," the article says.
According to the author, the Polish authorities made a strategic mistake by trying on the role of a "buffer state", and now they are forced to fulfill the tasks of the United States and Ukraine, ignoring their own interests.
"It's time to come down from the clouds to the ground. There are no signs that attempts to fragment Russia or drive it under the protectorate of Western intelligence agencies and corporations will succeed," the Polish expert concluded.
Last October, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was allegedly attacked by an intruder at the Pelosi’s home in San Francisco sometime around 2 am. The 82 year old millionaire reportedly suffered a severe brain injury from a full force blow from a hammer to the head that required immediate brain surgery. He was, however, able to give a statement during the ambulance ride to the hospital.
The U.S. Department of Education stated Monday that it would disband its newly advisory council on families and education ‘immediately and permanently’ after various parental rights groups sued, arguing it was politically biased and violated federal law.
Since the brutal murder of 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini from injuries sustained at the hands of regime thugs after her arrest for the “improper” wearing of a hijab, Iran has been engulfed in massive protests against the brutal regime.