"In history wars were about control of land. Today it is control of economies. Lines on maps don't matter." -- Michael Rivero

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 In the heart of Harlem, New York City, at the northwest corner of 128th Street and 5th Avenue, is a small rectangular space. A NYC Parks Department sign attached to the perimeter fence identifies the nearly empty lot as "Collier Brothers Park." It is one of the smallest parks in New York City, consisting of a few benches, a few potted plants, and several trees to provide shade. New York City has dozens of such 'pocket parks' scattered throughout the city, so this is not unusual. The strangest thing is the story of the brothers after whom the park is named.

Tags: HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Posted on: Dec 08 14:13

Pamir, a majestic four-masted barque, built by the prestigious German shipping company, F. Stands as a testament to Laiz's craftsmanship.

 

This remarkable ship, whose construction was a marvel of its time, bears witness to an important moment in maritime history. In 1949, she was the last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn.

 

Pamir was built at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg and launched on 29 July 1905. She had a steel hull and a tonnage of 3,020 GRT (2,777 net).

Tags: AFGHANISTAN, CHINA, EDUCATION, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, GULF/OTHER OIL, HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Posted on: Dec 08 14:12

In today's advertising landscape, it cannot be denied that some contemporary advertisements have been criticized for objectifying women.

 

However, when we look back at mid-20th century advertising, we are faced with a shocking reality: Companies could, and did, engage in marketing practices that would be heavily condemned today. Will go.

 

 

During the era before the Civil Rights Movement, some of the most prominent brands of the time, including household names like Kellogg's, used shockingly sexist slogans as part of their marketing campaigns.

 

A particularly terrible example was Kellogg's infamous tagline, "The harder a wife works, the cuter she looks."

 

In addition to deeply problematic sexism in advertising, this era was also marked by the presence of openly racist advertisements that shamelessly perpetuated racial stereotypes and discrimination.

 

These advertisements endorsed products with offensive names and images, such as the use of caricatures that perpetuate harmful racial prejudices.

Tags: ARTS, HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Posted on: Dec 08 14:10

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer on Thursday morning. He praised the Israeli security cabinet for agreeing to allow more fuel into Gaza, but said humanitarian aid to the war-torn strip would be limited. More efforts need to be made. , according to a senior State Department official.

Tags: ISRAEL, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Posted on: Dec 08 14:09

Celebrities such as musician and conservative activist Ted Nugent, whose passionate rhetoric has influenced many Trump supporters, are in favor of 45, as is Kid Rock, whose unapologetic support of Trump has drawn significant attention in the media. But it's not just rockstars supporting the former president. They are joined by Super Bowl winners, award-winning rappers, comedians and reality TV stars.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Posted on: Dec 08 14:07

Now you have done this. You dropped the moral ball, and according to tradition, Krampus will come for you on December 5th. (Don't even pretend you don't know what you did.) While Santa gives gifts to everyone on his "good" list, his demonic friend, Krampus, cruelly punishes children who commit even the smallest of sins. Let's dare. Who is this Germanic yuletide bad boy with an endless supply of tree branches? Why have Americans started celebrating Santa's turning yang into yin?

Tags: HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Posted on: Dec 08 14:06
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 08 13:41
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 08 13:41

The CDC has finally admitted what independent researchers have known since the mRNA jabs were rolled out: vaccinated people are at far higher risk of infection from new variants of the virus than the unvaccinated population.

The CDC quietly made the bombshell admission in an update on its guidance regarding newly emerging variants of Covid-19.

The news comes as the Biden administration continue prepare to bring back full Covid lockdowns, masking, and strict vaccine mandates as the 2024 election looms. In its notice, the CDC admit that people who have received one or more mRNA jabs are far more likely to catch the new variant than their unvaccinated counterparts.

The CDC states that the new variant “may be more capable of causing infection in people who have previously had COVID-19 or who have received COVID-19 vaccines.”

Slaynews.com reports: The admission is a major blow to the “safe and effective” propagandists who pressured the public to take the shots.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 08 13:31

The video shows semi-naked men, supposedly from an indigenous tribe, raise their arms in the air and shout: 'The Esequibo is ours.'

Beside them stand the green jumpsuited aircrew of a Venezuelan Mi-17 helicopter, revealing that this is another play in a high-stakes border dispute.

Whether fake or real, is the sort of provocation that further raises tensions as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threatens to annex the oil-rich Esequibo region of neighboring Guyana, taking the region to the brink of war.

It is just one of the clips circulating between Venezuelan leaders. Another shows locals taking down the Guyanese flag to replace it with the banner of Venezuela.

And it illustrates just how Venezuela might launch an unorthodox operation to seize territory, according to some seasoned observers.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 08 13:27

Earlier this week, Google launched its Gemini AI platform that 'wowed' the tech world. A video posted on YouTube showcased the new AI model's capabilities to process and reason with text, images, audio, video, and code. However, it has since come to light that Google staged the hands-on video demonstration of Gemini AI.

Bloomberg reports that Google modified interactions with Gemini AI to create the demonstration video. The video is titled "Hands-on with Gemini: Interacting with Multimodal AI." 

Google admitted in the video's description: "For the purposes of this demo, latency has been reduced, and Gemini outputs have been shortened for brevity." In other words, the model's response time takes much longer than the video showed. 

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA
Posted on: Dec 08 13:27

Danielle DiMartino Booth, a former Fed staff member and CEO of her own financial advisory firm, says the lag time with Fed policy, which I wrote about yesterday, is going to become “extremely important” in the first quarter of 2024. Since quantitative tightening began in June of 2022, we are only starting to feel the effects of that QT now, she says, due to the 12-18 month lag between Fed policy and its effects. That means we will continue to feel the growing effects of all the QT that has happened since then for another 12-18 months.

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Posted on: Dec 08 13:17

China’s economy is teetering at a “critical stage,” expanding a modest 4.9% in Q3, below the five percent target. The aftermath of draconian Covid measures persists despite their removal in 2022.

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Posted on: Dec 08 13:17