"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution" -- Aldous Huxley

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov faced Western critics while attending international security talks Thursday in Northern Macedonia, where he blamed “NATO’s reckless expansion to the East” for war returning to Europe.

Lavrov arrived in Skopje to attend meetings hosted by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The diplomats of several OSCE member nations, including Ukraine, boycotted the event due to Lavrov’s planned attendance amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The Russian foreign minister spoke for 15 minutes before walking out of the meetings. He blamed what he described as Western tolerance of the “ruling neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv” for the war that started with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 02 07:36

With a majority of Americans opposing further US involvement in the Israel/Gaza conflict, President Biden is finding that within his own Democratic Party support for his approach is even softer. Younger voters are solidly opposed to further US support for Israel’s continued assault on Gaza. That is why while Biden’s initial reaction tracked more closely with his neocon views, he is furiously backpedaling under pressure from his own party. Also today: Rep. Massie is the lone “no” vote on another anti-free speech House Resolution.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 02 07:31

Florida Democrats have decided they just don’t need to hold a presidential primary this year, automatically awarding President Joe Biden the state’s 250 delegates.

Thursday marked the deadline for Florida Democrats and Republicans to submit their lists of approved candidates for their receptive primaries. According to Politico, Biden was the only name on the list for his party despite other candidates running against him. 

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN.) took to social media to express his fury with the Democratic Party, vowing to challenge “this absolute nonsense.”

“What happened in Florida yesterday is a tragedy and a travesty. The Florida Democratic Party – just a handful of people – decided to disenfranchise millions of Democratic voters in Florida by saying, ‘We’re not gonna have a presidential primary,’” Phillips said in a video. “I’m running for president; there are others running for President as Democrats, and this is the kind of stuff that happens in Tehran, not in Tallahassee. We’ve got to do something about this.” 

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 02 07:30

Polish truckers have been blocking major crossings for cargo vehicles with Ukraine since early November, demanding the reintroduction of entry permits for their Ukrainian competitors.

"Blocking traffic on the border between Poland and Ukraine: the situation is catastrophic!" Kyiv's rights ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets said in a statement.

"Ukrainian drivers are in such a dire situation that they plan to go on hunger strike if the situation does not improve!"

Huge queues have formed on both sides of the border, with many drivers stuck in their vehicles for days in cold temperatures and with little food.

Kyiv on Friday said that some 2,100 trucks trying to enter Ukraine were blocked on the Polish side.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Dec 02 07:29

California Governor Gavin Newsom and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis squared off in a debate last night, and one thing was crystal clear: the two could not be more diametrically opposed on every single political issue.

Unsurprisingly, one subject that was broached was public education — what it should include and what it should not include.

Florida has been very open about rejecting the inclusion of gender ideology in its school curriculums, believing it is not the role of the school but rather of parents to determine how children should be taught in matters such as sexual orientation, gender ideology, etc.

“The role of the school is to educate kids, not indoctrinate kids,” DeSantis said, “and what we've said in Florida is it's inappropriate to tell a kindergartener that their gender is a choice; it's inappropriate to tell a second grader that they may have been born in the wrong body.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 02 07:28

On Nov. 16, the alleged thief stole some more items including a bench, but Sullivan had hidden some trackers in the items, hoping the thief would be caught in the snare. He said one of the trackers indicated movement, and he contacted the police.

"I saw one of the AirTags had moved to a location in Irvine, so I had the address at that point. I took a screenshot of it and I sent it to the detectives at 2 in the morning," he explained.

Police said they went to the address and found what they described as a "a sanctuary of stolen greenery" with many of the alleged stolen items in the man's front yard.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 02 07:26

DeSantis also noted that California has one of the lowest literacy rates in the country, while Florida is number three for fourth grade reading.

“So, you should apologize for not getting your kids in school. Why didn’t you get the kids in school in the summer of 2020?” DeSantis asked as Newsom fumbled his answer.

The topic of books on gender in schools also made an appearance, and DeSantis again gave the right answers.

“The role of the school is to educate kids, not indoctrinate kids,” DeSantis said, adding, “What we’ve said in Florida is it’s inappropriate to tell a kindergartener that their gender is a choice. It’s inappropriate to tell a second grader that they may have been born in the wrong body.”

The Florida governor then pulled out a page from a book that has been allowed in California schools, called “Gender Queer.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 02 07:25

The prospect of the Fed concluding its tightening raises questions about an imminent stock market boom, yet historical trends offer no definitive answers. 

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Posted on: Dec 02 07:25

The looming threat of Evergrande’s tumultuous collapse raises significant apprehension among global investors amid China’s economic challenges.

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Posted on: Dec 02 07:25

If you search Twitter or Google News for “no innocents in Gaza” or “the myth of the innocent Palestinian,” you find hundreds or thousands of results.

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Posted on: Dec 02 07:25

“He wasn't saying if you don't want to advertise,” clarifies Glenn. “He's saying if you want me to bend and silence people so you could pose and you won't be boycotted, screw yourself. … I don't want your money that badly.”

“This is the way Americans — all Americans — should be,” he continues, referencing Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s adage that “our silence in the face of evil is evil itself.”

“If you come to me with a threat and say, ‘You better change this or that [or] we're going to all boycott you, we're going to destroy you’ — is there a bigger definition of evil than that?” asks Glenn. “You are selling your soul every time somebody tells you to compromise.”

According to Glenn, Musk’s comment, although he uses different verbiage, is his way of saying “I’m not going to sell my soul.”

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 02 07:25

The U.S. government requested and received the metadata for accounts connected to, and in alignment with, President Donald J. Trump.

That’s billions of billions of datapoints on millions of American citizens, their locations, their devices, their ip addresses and ultimately their real identities and connected activity as attributed to -and connected with- their connected social media accounts.  Essentially, turning Donald J. Trump into the center of a surveillance virus.

People then say – how could the Jack Smith special counsel possibly comb through all of those users and all of that connected metadata?  The answer is Artificial Intelligence; but the serious concern comes when you combine the metadata, AI organization and the previous announcements from DHS.

If you have followed my outlines on this issue [Category Here], you will note exactly where this latest Jack Smith development falls on the continuum.   The 2024 election is right around the corner. Previously, I stated the artificial intelligence (AI) component to the internet surveillance system was going to launch toward the end of this year.  Then DHS announced exactly that [SEE HERE].

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CORPORATE MEDIA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 02 07:19

Israel has gone from declaring war on Gaza to declaring war on the whole world.

I’m sure it’s going to work out very well for them.

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Posted on: Dec 02 07:16

You all know what that means…..
It is politically inconvenient to a Democrat Narrative somehow.

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Posted on: Dec 02 07:15

Despite a surge in mortgage rates, home prices continued to rise, registering a 3.9% increase in September compared to the previous year, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index. This growth coincided with a climb in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate towards 8%.

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Posted on: Dec 02 07:15

Whew.

I was worried there.

I was beginning to doubt that AIPAC owns Congress. /s

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Posted on: Dec 02 07:15

On December 1, the Russian Ministry of Defense held another monthly conference, which among other things is aimed to sum up the interim results of the ongoing special military operation in Ukraine.

The head of the Russian military department, Army General Sergei Shoigu headed the meeting. In his speech, he revealed the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine over the past 6 months.

According to the Russian military, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) lost over 125 thousand servicemen and 16 thousand units of various military equipment in six months of the so-called counteroffensive.

“The mass mobilization in Ukraine, the supply of Western weapons and the deployment of strategic reserves by the Ukrainian command did not change the situation on the battlefield. These desperate actions only increased the number of casualties in the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” said Army General Sergei Shoigu.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 02 07:12

Germany's appeal as an investment haven keeps plummeting, haunted by an impending €24 billion budgetary deficit — stirring apprehension among business executives and companies that rely on it.

Germany's electric vehicle sector is battling tough challenges from infrastructure and economic difficulties, limited budgets, and general automotive industry challenges.

A key issue is the lack of adequate charging facilities and diminishing government incentives, hindering the expansion of EV sales in the country.

A recent court ruling has raised uncertainties about Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government allocating a €212 billion fund for essential initiatives such as establishing charging stations and semiconductor manufacturing facilities.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, GERMANY
Posted on: Dec 02 07:11

Actress Julianna Margulies is being slammed for saying Palestine supporters have been 'brainwashed to hate Jews'.

The Good Wife star made a string of offensive remarks during an appearance on the The Back Room podcast on November 1.

The 57-year-old claimed Palestine supporters are mostly made up of black and gay people who need to stop 'spewing anti-Semitic hate'.

The bizarre rant also saw her state that black people and the LGBTQ+ community are 'lower than the Jews' , also suggesting that non-binary people would be 'decapitated' in Muslim countries.

The Jewish actress, who plays a gay journalist in The Morning Show but is married to Keith Lieberthal in real life, said she was 'offended as a lesbian' over the lack of support offered by the LGBTQ campaigners.

Tags: ENTERTAINMENT, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 02 07:10

Americans are sharply divided on Israel’s military campaign in Gaza.

Yes, I know.

Public opinion is irrelevant when it comes to Standing With Israel.

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Posted on: Dec 02 07:09

EV owners report far more problems with their cars and trucks than owners of gas-powered vehicles, according to a new survey.

Vehicles in the burgeoning electric vehicle segment, from model year 2021 through 2023, encountered 79 percent more problems than those with combustion engines, according to a Consumer Reports survey of more than 330,000 car owners.

The research said EV owners most frequently reported troubles with battery and charging systems as well as flaws in body panels and the fit of interior parts.

It noted that EV manufacturers are still learning to construct new types of vehicles, and suggested that their build quality will improve over time and teething issues will be ironed out.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, ECONOMY
Posted on: Dec 02 07:09

It’s the ‘leaning tower’ that has stood tipsily – but steadily – for nearly 1,000 years. But now, the days of the Garisenda tower in Bologna, Italy, could be numbered. Following investigations last month, the city is instigating a civil protection plan for the “sudden and unexpected collapse of the tower,” which has dominated the Bologna skyline since the 12th century.

A protective metal cordon will be erected to “contain debris resulting from a possible collapse, to reduce the vulnerability of surrounding buildings and the exposure to the population, as well as blocking access to the off-limits area,” the city council said in a statement.

The cordon will be fixed into the ground, and will include specially designed rockfall protection nets, also made of metal and also anchored to the ground.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 02 07:08

Reports are coming in claiming CTV News, one of the largest news broadcasters in all of Canada, has told employees IN WRITING, they may not use the word "Palestinian" in __any__ news coverage.  They must also report only accurate ISRAELI deaths, but "summarize" Palestinian Deaths with the words "hundreds" or "thousands."

They are also censoring all coverage of Pro-Palestinian Rallies or Protests, and limiting Palestinian guests on their shows to only those who are "crying" ostensibly.

Here is the video making the revelations:

Tags: CANADA, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 02 07:04

When people reach the ripe old age of 75, there is usually a tendency to slow down and take things easier; often there’s a lack of cohesion, sentences often aren’t completed, delusion and incompetence become more noticeable if not plain idiocy on a scale not previously seen. In some cases, relatives might even talk of assisted suicide to put the old bugger out of his misery, with some even as going as far to talk about being “brain dead”.

NATO’s 75th birthday is coming around soon, with celebrations planned for July of next year in Washington. Yet the organisation has a bit of a problem with the party and celebrations. What’s there to celebrate with Ukraine more or less a war that even die-hard Republicans in America admit is a war which cannot be won? 75 years old, NATO is looking more and more like an outdated institution which, if anything, is going to fall on its sword at some point when the world wakes up and realises what a con it is.

But the old git has to be kept alive at all costs, largely to keep up appearances for new members and also to protect the reputations of western leaders who have staked theirs on the war in Ukraine being a righteous win.

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 02 07:03

During the temporary ceasefire, I was able to visit several shelters housing displaced people who have come in from northern Gaza, mainly at the European Hospital and an UNRWA-run school in Khan Younis. The stories I heard from people in multiple shelters are difficult to believe, even now after everything we’ve seen. Most of the stories center around how they evacuated the north and were expelled to the south, including the harrowing journey on Salah al-Din Street, which has been designated a “safe passage” by the Israeli army. It became apparent from the testimonies I heard that the road was not designed to facilitate the flight of civilians but to systematically humiliate, degrade, and, in some cases, kill them. Not everyone survived the journey south, and even now, Salah al-Din Steet is littered with dozens of bodies — men, women, and children — in different states of decomposition. 

The picture that emerges is not a “humanitarian road” but a death march. These are some of the testimonies I gathered from dozens of eyewitnesses.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 02 07:02

One of my viewers wrote to me with a letter in which he was outraged with his GP and told him that he wasn't going to use their services again.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 02 07:01

Thousands of car dealerships are begging President Biden to “tap the breaks” on electric vehicle mandates. In a letter to the president, close to 4,000 dealers have asked the administration to repeal regulations that push electric vehicle adoption. Why? Because consumers aren’t buying them. Also because they are NOT environmentally friendly or reliable.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, ECONOMY, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 02 06:59