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.
How was this created and how is it continued? Some of these physical installations are on land occupied as spoils of war. Most are maintained through collaborations with governments, many of them brutal and oppressive governments benefiting from the bases’ presence. In many cases, human beings were displaced to make room for these military installations, often depriving people of farmland, adding huge amounts of pollution to local water systems and the air, and existing as an unwelcome presence.
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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.
Seventy years after the founding of the forerunner to the European Union, the bloc has done “a lot of damage” to the continent, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) said during a “birthday” event.
Professor Ryszard Legutko, a Polish MEP who serves as head of the right-wing European Conservatives and Reformists group, has lambasted the European Parliament in particular as having done “a lot of damage” to the continent during an anniversary event for the EU body held on Tuesday.
While many eurocrats have celebrated the supposed parliament’s role in Europe, Legutko lambasted the organisation as having significantly harmed Europe, saying that it now functioned to solely push the politics of the left.
Pan-Turkic/Turan Nationalist militants from Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan have formed a new battalion in Ukraine. The new militant group has the aim of destroying “the regime” of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, and to recruit members from various Turkic-speaking countries to foment inter-ethnic and inter-religious issues in Russia.
A video, which has recently appeared on the internet, shows the commander of the so-called Turan battalion, which is part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, declaring his plan to “destroy the regime of Putin and Kadyrov.” In the video, the militants perform a hand gesture which resembles a wolf’s head – the symbol of the Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves organisation.
According to reports, there are about 350 people in the Turan battalion, including mercenaries of Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Uyghur origin, as well as immigrants from Azerbaijan. Their commander is 33-year-old Kudaybek ulu Almaz from Kyrgyzstan, who worked in Ukraine as a day labourer and hairdresser before the start of the Russian military operation.
Before the recent withdrawal of Russian troops from the western bank of the Dnieper River in the Kherson region, Moscow together with the local officials claimed that the Ukrainian military was preparing attacks on the Kakhovskaya dam which could destroy dozens of settlements located along the large Dnieper River. This was one of the main reasons for the timely evacuation of civilians from the western bank region, including from the large city of Kherson.
The newly leaked documents of the NATO military confirmed that the Kakhovskaya dam, which was secured by Russian forces, was considered as one of the military targets for the Ukrainian and NATO military.
Just at the moment when the World Cup, one of the most followed and popular media events on the entire planet, becomes the agon of a conflict between the conservative values of religious traditions, which have guided human spirituality over the millennia, and the most vulgar LGBTQ propaganda germinated in a circle as powerful as it was in the last twenty years of the rule of the New World Order, Russia, excluded from the same championship for its special military operation in Ukraine as it should have been imposed also to the USA for their permanent occupation of Syria, takes another symbolic step to protect childhood from the contamination of the rambling “theory of gender”.
This culture should actually be defined as “No-Gender” because it denies the biological sexual distinction to the point of starting to theorize the psycho-physical paradox of gender-fluid, the “floating gender”.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was invited to appear on the Canadian spin-off of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he preached about diversity.
Trudeau told the drag queens it had been “an incredible pleasure to be part of fighting the good fight on the right side” after the show’s host congratulated him for becoming the first Canadian leader to participate in a Pride parade and being “such an ally” in a clip of his appearance shared on social media.
“Can we move beyond ‘tolerate’ and start embracing, and loving, and accepting, and learning from, and being challenged by, that’s how you build a resilient society, that’s what we’re trying to do in Canada, and we’ve got a lot of work still to do,” the 50-year-old rambled incoherently, while wildly gesticulating with his hands.
A study from the American Journal of Public Health found that nearly 6,000 gun owners carried handguns every day in 2019 compared to roughly 3,000 in 2015. Additionally, the number of people responding to an online survey about the daily carrying of handguns rose from about 9 million in 2015 to 16 million.
The study zeroed in on those who carry a handgun on their person, not just those who might happen to have one in their vehicle.
The increases correspond with more lax gun laws in many states and an increasing number of survey participants saying they carry a gun for self-protection. They fear rising crime rates and other issues in our society that are driving much of the conversation about guns.
According to the Daily Caller, the Treasury Department released a new license to drill for oil to Chevron on Saturday.
That might all sound fine, good even. That is until you realize that the Biden Administration just issued a license to Chevron to drill for oil in Communist Venezuela. That's right. The Biden Administration is lifting sanctions on the communist regime to drill more oil.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control issued the license and allowed Chevron to drill for oil in Venezuela in a partnership with state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela.
To get this deal, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the Unitary Platform, an opposition party, agreed to carry forward a humanitarian program and to conduct "free and fair elections" within the country.
Gloom is always annoying and almost never the best response to even the most upsetting developments. It’s always psychologically better and a more efficient response to negative facts to try to design around them and get back to a positive sequence of objectives, no matter how tortuous and challenging.
Sometimes reflexive and uninformed cheerfulness is useful as a momentary palliative, but it swiftly descends into a make-believe optimism that is bound to be disappointed. That seems to be where much of the Republican response to the midterm elections has settled.
Those of us who are appalled by the weakness, incoherence, corruption, and hypocrisy of the Biden administration would do better to recognize the implications of the disaster in the midterm elections and the extent of the task that confronts those—apparently a significant majority—who believe that Bidenism is a straight boulevard to catastrophe.
Whatever else may be said of Donald Trump, he represented a shaped-up Western alliance fully armed and determined to prevent continued Chinese advance at the expense of the West; effective opposition to North Korea and Iran as nuclear powers; and a determination to reverse the erosion of America by the admission of countless millions of migrants partly masking the smuggling in with them of unfeasible quantities of lethal drugs. He also represented the celebration of the unifying American nationality over atomizing inflamed groups protesting multifarious forms of victimhood: self-serving nihilists gnawing at the bowels of America and denigrating virtually all of its characteristics and traditions.