Thought for the day

"The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon." -- Eugene Ionesco

Britain Begins Arming Ukrainian Forces with Military Helicopters in Escalation of Support MikeRivero Thu, 11/24/2022 - 06:52

The United Kingdom will begin supplying military helicopters to the Ukrainian forces as a part of the latest aid package greenlit by Prime Minsiter Rishi Sunak, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace revealed.

As part of the latest package of military assistance, the US will provide Ukraine with more HARM anti-radar missiles, and additional munitions for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, and National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems, or NASAMS, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Minsk is concerned about the unprecedented militarization of NATO’s member-states bordering on Belarus, because it is fanning tensions and provoking a further arms race, as follows from a news release the Belarusian Foreign Ministry issued after Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei’s participation in the joint meeting of the CSTO foreign and defense ministers and security councils’ secretaries and the session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Yerevan on Wednesday.

Russian pundit exploded into a deranged rant over European Union female leaders whom he accused of fuelling up tensions with the Kremlin and being responsible for prolonging the war in Ukraine.

At the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant in the Mykolaiv region and the Khmelnitsky NPP, an emergency shutdown of power units occurred against the background of missile strikes.

The shutdown of the power units of the South Ukrainian NPP was confirmed to the publication by the speaker of Energoatom Leonid Oleynik.

"This is due to the destruction of networks. Everything is fine with the station. There is nowhere to provide electricity," he said.

Russia will continue actions to impair Ukraine’s military potential until Kiev takes a realistic position at talks, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Wednesday.

According to the Russian diplomat, Russian forces are targeting "Ukraine’s infrastructure facilities in response to flooding that country with Western weapons and the reckless calls on Kiev to defeat Russia."

Visualizing FTX’s Balance Sheet Before Bankruptcy

In a difficult year for the crypto space that has been full of hacks, failing funds, and decentralized stablecoins going to zero, nothing has compared to FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried’s (SBF) rapid implosion.

After an astronomical rise in the crypto space over the past three years, crypto exchange FTX and its founder and CEO SBF have come crashing back down to earth, largely unraveled by their misuse of customer funds and illicit relationship with trading firm Alameda Research.

The Russian State Duma at its Wednesday session approved the second reading of a bill banning propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations, pedophilia and information capable of causing someone to seek gender reassignment surgery.

About 400 legislators, including Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, are among the bill’s authors. As Volodin noted during the meeting, the bill is being approved exclusively in the interests of Russians. "We should do everything in order to protect our children and those who want to lead a normal life," he emphasized.

As of 10:12 AM eastern US time on Wednesday, there is an ongoing and massive missile attack by the Russian Armed Forces on Ukraine.  Air Raid Alert Sirens are sounding in all the red colored areas on the map above.  What is known at 16:00 (Moscow Time):

In the afternoon, the RF Armed Forces again launched a series of strikes on targets on Ukrainian territory. The targets were once again elements of the country's energy infrastructure.

US/Western regimes abhor truth and full disclosure.

Where they go, so do their MSM co-conspirators.

Nothing they report on major issues can be taken at face value.

Mind-manipulating fake news is their stock and trade.

The self-styled newspaper of record, NYT, has been featuring state-approved fake news over the real thing since the mid-19th century.

By supporting Nazified Ukraine’s war on what’s now Russian territory since spring 2014, the Times and other MSM hit rock bottom.