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"Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world." -- Richard Le Gallienne
Economic analyst Charles Payne is warning that the jobs report that the government released early Friday doesn't say exactly what Joe Biden apparently wants it to say.
That's because of the "new jobs" created, 384,000 of them are part-time.
Russian forces delivered strikes by precision-guided weapons to eliminate about 150 Ukrainian militants, two US M777 howitzers and 1,500 ammunition rounds in the Zaporozhye Region in their special operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Friday.
"The Russian Aerospace Forces delivered strikes by air-launched precision missiles against the temporary deployment sites of two howitzer artillery battalions of the Ukrainian army’s 44th artillery brigade and missile/artillery arms depots in the area of the settlement of Novoivanovka in the Zaporozhye Region," the spokesman said.
The strikes wiped out American M777 howitzers and shells for Grad multiple launch rocket systems, the general said.
Twitter last week suspended Prof. Shmuel Shapira for a tweet in which the premier scientist and retired Israeli colonel suggested monkeypox is a side effect of the COVID-19 injections, according to KanekoaTheGreat.
Prof. Shmuel Shapira, MD, MPH served as the Director General of the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) until last year.
He is founder and head of the Department of Military Medicine of the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine and IDF Medical Corps.
He is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at Reichman University in Israel.
He previously served as Director of the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Public Health and Deputy Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization.
He also served as the IDF Head of Trauma Branch and is a Full Colonel (Res.) in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
He has published over 110 peer-reviewed articles.
The energy crisis that is unfolding in Germany and other parts of Europe has prompted Austrian oil and gas company OMV AG to halt all crude product deliveries indefinitely.
OMV Germany, which operates two storage facilities in the southern part of the country, says a “run” on supplies has created a situation in which operations must be temporarily suspended in order to secure supplies in the short and medium term.”
The “current run on heating oil,” OMV says, “is possibly due to crisis-driven market shortages and thus excessive speculation and stockpiling.” (Related: Germany is slated to run out of gas this winter due to conflicts with Russia.)
Loading of crude supplies will remain offline until the Burghausen refinery “has resumed production,” the company added in a statement.
Both Burghausen and Feldkirchen, the two storage facilities in question, are scheduled to restart deliveries on August 15. Whether or not that actually happens remains to be seen.
Taiwan says China's military has upped the threat level against it as People's Liberation Army (PLA) planes pressed ahead with their largest ever drills surrounding the island, following Thursday's ultra-provocative launch of eleven ballistic missiles in area waters, some of which were reported to have flown over the island and population of some 23 million.
On Saturday Taiwan's defense ministry said it observed Chinese planes and ships conducting attack simulation exercises while operating in the Taiwan Strait. "Multiple batches of Chinese communist planes and ships conducting activities around the Taiwan strait, some of which crossed the median line," it said in a statement.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday updated its monkeypox advice to suggest people most at risk, namely men who have sex with men, “take a temporary break” from those behaviors to help “contain … the outbreak.”
Among the updates are suggestions that people “take a temporary break” from sexual activity until considered vaccinated; limit their number of sexual partners; avoid “spaces” for anonymous sex with multiple partners; use condoms; and wear gloves during particular sexual activities.
These five suggestions to reduce the chance of spread were added to the seven that appeared on the webpage when it was updated on July 12. In that previous update, the CDC offered suggestions for sexual activities for people who have (or think they have) “monkeypox and … decide to have sex.”
Friday’s update contains stronger messaging, with the CDC now saying “the best way to protect yourself and others is to avoid sex of any kind … while you are sick.” People should especially “avoid touching any rash.”
Since the start of Friday's fresh Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, ostensibly toward decapitating the leadership of the Islamic Jihad following the Monday night arrest of its senior commander Bassem Saadi, the death toll has continued to rise, with Gaza's health ministry saying 15 Palestinians have been killed in the attacks so far.
As we previously detailed, the Israeli strikes were 'pre-emptive' in that they were not a response to initial rocket fire from Gaza, as is the usual case, but were launched with a declared intent to degrade the militant group Islamic Jihad's capabilities after days of security incidents along the border with Gaza.
Due to catastrophic rainfall and record flash flooding on Friday (August 5), Death Valley National Park was forced to shut down entirely, trapping roughly 1,000 individuals (500 visitors and 500 staff members) inside.
The park experienced “unprecedented amounts of rainfall” of 1.46 inches, which caused substantial flooding that swept away cars, leaving at least 60 vehicles buried in mud and debris.
That amount of rainfall represents nearly 75% of a year’s worth of total rain for the area, which sees an average precipitation of 2 inches per year.
“Entire trees and boulders were washing down,” said John Sirlin, a photographer.
Sirlin shared videos and pictures on social media that showed swiftly moving water, uprooted palm trees, and cars wedged in a pile of debris.
Webmaster addition: There is no drought. The infrastructure to move the water from where it is to where it is needed has been allowed to fall into disrepair!
Dwarf planet Ceres is abuzz with geological activity. Researchers at Virginia Tech’s Department of Geosciences, together with members from the United States Geological Survey and the Planetary Science Institute have now gained an understanding of what exactly drives the body’s surprising geological life.
Dwarf planet Ceres. Image credits NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr.
Humanity didn’t get any good views of the surface of Ceres until 2015, when NASA’s Dawn mission snapped the first (relatively) close-by images of the dwarf planet. With these, came the revelation that Ceres’ surface is surprisingly diverse in terms of structures and composition. In turn, this pointed to unexpected levels of geological activity brewing unseen below the crust.
This came as a surprise to scientists everywhere; Ceres, as its classification of a dwarf planet suggests, is very small. So small, in fact, that researchers were absolutely convinced that it had cooled down completely all the way to its core and that it was, geologically speaking, a dead world. What Dawn was telling us of the surface of Ceres revealed that it was anything but that.
Mainland Chinese warships have pressed deep into Taiwan’s territorial waters for the first time as Beijing kept up military and diplomatic pressure on the island over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit.
On Saturday, the third day of its unprecedented military drills around Taiwan, state news agency Xinhua released a photo taken the previous day showing a marine monitoring the coastline of Taiwan.
While the People’s Liberation Army did not specify where it was taken, a white structure that appeared to be the chimney of the Ho-Ping power plant in Hualien country on the east coast of Taiwan could be identified.
Xinhua also released footage of a PLA fighter jet flying along the coastline of the island.
A Russian national, Alexander Vinnik, who now faces more than 50 years in prison, has been arrested in the United States. On Thursday, he was actually fraudulently taken out of Europe to San Francisco in violation of all international legal norms. Apparently, this is how Washington responded to the verdict of the Brittney Griner, convicted in the Russian Federation for drug smuggling. Why is Washington abducting Russian citizens and is there a way to stop this, in fact, hostage-taking?
Alexander Vinnik, whom the United States accuses of cybercrime, was taken from Greece to the United States. “Everything happened and was staged as a kidnapping,” RIA Novosti reports the words of one of Vinnik’s family members. Relatives reported that the Russian citizen was taken from Greece to Boston on a private plane in violation of all legal procedures. “Alexander was allowed to call home from Boston,” a member of Vinnik’s family said. Later, the Russian was transported on a company plane to San Francisco.
The police at the Athens airport on Thursday evening claimed that they knew nothing about Vinnik’s extradition and that he had been taken to Athens. Employees of the consular department of the Russian Embassy in Greece were not allowed to see a Russian citizen, although he asked for a meeting. The Kremlin is monitoring the fate of Vinnik, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Manchin, who surprised Washington last week after announcing an accord to advance a green energy and pharmaceutical spending bill called the Inflation Reduction Act, got around $6.1 million from individual patrons who gave more than $200 to add to his campaign between January 2021 and June 30, 2022, according to Federal Elections Commission (FEC) filings.
Of that amount, only about $65,000 donations came from individuals residing in West Virginia, while over $6 million came from individuals in other states. Manchin also received around $176,000 in small-dollar donations, but
it's uncertain how much of that came from people in West Virginia since campaigns are not required to report donor information on contributions under $200.
What used to be an advantage in our Constitutional Republic, a free society, is the ability to change direction almost immediately. It worked for much of our history when both political sides had the best interests of the country at heart. No longer.
Change direction we did. Biden (Obama) took us from a strong growing economy, energy independence, cheap gas & diesel, a growing manufacturing sector, a rebuilt military, a real border, a stable international sphere, to the exact opposite…with an economy on the verge of collapse, weak and dependent. Please spare me the pandemic speech. If anyone, by now, is still thinking COVID-19 was a natural event, you have not been paying attention. How did it happen so quickly?
After Trump, Russia and China were once again busy gathering for themselves the spoils of ‘toxic masculinity,’ while the Democrats were absorbed in trying to define what a woman is, teaching children about changing genders, and feminizing men. What Democrats refuse to understand is…the world is merciless toward weakness.
The FBI has sounded the alarm regarding white supremacists and far-right extremists, yet the bureau’s own Top 10 “most wanted domestic terrorists” list includes at least two Communists, three black nationalists, one anti-war activist, and a vegan eco-terrorist.
When the economy slows down, layoffs inevitably happen. We witnessed this on a very large scale in 2008 and 2009, and now it is happening again. U.S. economic numbers are rapidly getting worse, and companies all across America don’t want to get caught with bloated payrolls as we plunge into a recession. As you will see below, many of the firms that are laying off workers are either in the real estate industry or the tech industry. Those are two industries that were on the leading edge of the “boom times”, and now it appears that they will also be on the bleeding edge as the economy crashes.
It is always a tragedy whenever any hard working American is forced out of a job. Unfortunately, what we are witnessing right now is just the beginning. The following is a list of 11 big companies that have announced layoffs within the last 2 weeks…
According to this new story via the Epoch Times, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has claimed that there was no known association between heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccines as late as October 2021.
Reporting within that story that CDC officials made that false claim in response to a Freedom of Information Act request for reports from a CDC team that is focused on analyzing the risk of post-vaccination myocarditis and pericarditis, two forms of heart inflammation, both of which were being detected at much higher rates than usual after the COVID-19 vax program was started, while the CDC claimed no such links were known prior to October 2021, ANP reported numerous times there were.
Such as within this June 5th of 2021 ANP story titled "With Zombie Rage And A Dose Of Deviltry Unleashed Upon America, Things Will Get REALLY Ugly, REALLY Fast, As The Mutagenic mRNA Injections Start Dropping People In Their Tracks," we specifically warned "more and more reports come out of teenagers developing heart inflammation following 'the shot', the latest solid proof the injections really are a game of Russian roulette for some of those who receive them."
So while the CDC had claimed 'no such links were known prior to October of 2021,' that ANP story proved numerous such reports were being received across America way before then, with that June story specifically mentioning 'myocarditis' and heart muscle inflammation in numerous people following the vax, yet the government and media kept pushing it while people were dying from it.
The following video provides an extremely ominous foreshadowing of what the public’s reaction will eventually be to the deliberate COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ genocide. In light of the Covid Super Vaccination Agenda being a highly premeditated and well planned criminal conspiracy to depopulate Earth, there’s not a single person on the planet who has not been profoundly impacted. Which means that we all have skin in the game. That game, of course, is the fast-growing global enterprise to shut down every weaponized Covid injection program–YESTERDAY! There’s a people-powered juggernaut rolling across the land that will eventually crush the perpetrators of the worldwide Covid jab mass murder and injury scheme.
Whom among us has never tried to talk our way out of a ticket? One woman was apparently successful after flashing a “white privilege” card and having a laugh with officers.
The government barred us from saying goodbye to loved ones in nursing homes and hospitals during the Covid pandemic.
Former Vice President Mike Pence continues to undermine President Trump’s efforts to get conservative warriors elected to office. Pence is entering into the Wisconsin Republican contest for governor with an establishment endorsement.
‘The very first day [at Elmhurst] I was shocked. It was something I’ve never seen before. Patients were alone in the rooms on ventilators [with] no family allowed in [to advocate for them]. People were just dying from gross negligence, medical malpractice, [and] mismanagement.’
Erin Maria Olzewski, the whistleblower nurse who made headlines last year documenting “fraud, negligence, and greed” that “led to unnecessary deaths” during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, sat down with LifeSiteNews during the Health & Freedom Conference to share her experience and reflections.
Olzewski (pronounced OL-CHEZ-SKEE), whose findings were first brought to light in a viral June video titled “Perspectives on the Pandemic: The (Undercover) Epicenter Nurse,” received a strong appreciative reception from the sold-out, 4,000-person event held at Rhema Bible College.
Steve Bannon spoke at the Texas CPAC Convention and broadcast The War Room from Dallas, Texas this weekend.
Of course, Steve also delivered a blistering speech at the convention on Friday. Steve, a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, called for the end of the Federal Reserve before they are able to destroy the US Dollar.
Don’t ever question the scientists because the science is settled.
Top French scientist Etienne Klein tweeted a photo of a slice of chorizo and told his nearly 100,000 Twitter followers that it was a ‘space telescope image’ of the nearest star to the sun.
The famous candy company Mars-Wrigley, maker of chewing gum and candies like M&Ms and Mars bars apologized to China for an advertisement they made claiming that Taiwan was a country. FOX News reported on this:
Under President Trump, the black unemployment rate fell to historically low levels, a fact that Democrats and the media never acknowledged.
This week, Democrats, the media and the Biden administration are bragging about the new jobs report, but failed to mention that the black unemployement rate is going up.
Nearly 20 years of service and multiple combat deployments, all of it wasted! It pains me to admit that our military has become a ruthless, toxic mélange of spineless, gas-lighting leadership. A place where leaders live a different standard than the one they force on those to whom they are supposed to “guide.” I use the word “guide” loosely, as my family and I currently fight a leadership team determined to destroy my husband’s career, without cause. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brandon Budge is living through the ugliest side of our current political culture and climate. His leadership has been allowed to operate outside of what is just and prudent. Colonel Shane Finison and 7th Infantry Division Commander Major General Stephen G. Smith have abused and mistreated our family to the point of breaking. The reason? A medic falsified his records to show him receiving a COVID “vaccine” when he hadn’t, even though he, under threat had agreed to be vaccinated while on leave. He had spoken to his commander the day he departed for leave, explaining his plan to be vaccinated while on leave. Brandon was accused of falsifying his records, he didn’t. He swore an oath to defend the Constitution and is now being denied due process by those who took the same oath.
We have since been subjected to an investigation in which his command refused to allow him to submit evidence on his behalf. The investigation was conducted in a manner contrary to the regulation that governs it and has been described by others at 16th Combat Aviation Brigade as “the worst investigation I’ve ever seen.” Witnesses were not questioned, text messages, emails and statements were tossed aside as these items did not fit the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade commander’s desired outcome. Colonel Finison’s refusal to accept my husband’s testimony and the testimony of others forced us to file a Department of Defense Inspector General Complaint. Then the retaliation and reprisals started. After reassuring my husband that he would be allowed to go back to work as a UH-60 Maintenance Test Pilot, the same leadership subjected him to a lengthy 12-hour Flight Evaluation Board, where it would be determined if Brandon would be able to keep his flight status. Clearly this was in reprisal for the IG complaint. It is against military regulation to retaliate against a service member for filing a complaint.