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"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won.  There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall.  Think of it--always." -- Mahatma Gandhi

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The European electric power industry crisis started in 2021, and it was caused by European politicians, Austria's former Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl said in an interview with TASS.

Speaking of the severity of Europe's energy situation, she stated that "there is absolutely no reason to think exclusively about the approaching winter." "Even before the gas crisis, we had a crisis in the electric power industry. This is the result of the last 15-18 years of liberalization, which we have been experiencing from April 2021, so more than a year. This is generally a situation that we ourselves have created," she explained.

Kneissl noted that the European electricity market is no longer a traditional supply-and-demand market.

She recalled that after April 2021, electricity prices grew by 30-40%, and that the increase has now reached 400%. "The situation is significantly worse for manufacturing and industry. There is already a movement in the UK - it is not part of the EU, but it may spread - where people simply refuse to pay their electrical bills. So, even before gas crisis, we had an electricity crisis," Kneissl said.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE
Posted on: Sep 12 07:21

"A few weeks like this and the European economy will just go into a full stop..."

That is the ominous warning of yet another EU leader who recognizes the needs of his people over the needs to signal virtue towards Ukraine (and against Putin "for the sake of democracy.")

 

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo warned that Europe needs to act immediately to address the energy crisis or risk the kind of fundamental economic shutdown that the bloc would struggle to recover from.

During an interview with Bloomberg News, De Croo warned:

The risk of that is de-industrialization and severe risk of fundamental social unrest.

Like a number of other EU leaders, who are rapidly diverging from Brussels bureaucrats on the path forward, the Belgium leader warns against unilateral action against Russia, urging

“I honestly do not see any other choice than doing market interventions,” De Croo said.

“We don’t get a second chance to prove as 450 million Europeans that we take things in our hands. What you are seeing today is a massive drainage of prosperity out of the European Union.”

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE
Posted on: Sep 12 07:20

Within the past three hours, Russia has launched (and continues to launch) a massive barrage of cruise missiles against Ukraine. For the first time, they are hitting Electric Generating Stations.  Blackouts are now reported in many areas of Ukraine.

Sources inside the war zone caught video of Russian naval vessels, surface and submarine, launching "Kalibr" cruise missiles in almost every direction!

Updates coming within minutes . . .  check back

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 12 07:17

Thousands of foreign mercenaries are now fighting and dying on the Ukrainian front lines. According to the reports on the front lines, hundreds of foreigners took part in the Ukrainian offensive operations in the Kharkov region. The war in Ukraine has already became the war between Russia and NATO.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 12 07:17

Energy-strapped Germany is struggling to persuade neighboring countries to sign off on a gas-sharing agreement as Europe heads toward the winter months scrambling to fill its store of energy supplies. 

Denmark and Austria are the only EU countries to jump on board, with Belgium, Poland, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands refusing to sign agreements to share their natural gas supplies ahead of winter to prevent supply interruptions, according to Germany's economy minister Robert Habeck in a report shared with Bloomberg.

Habeck said the four countries have avoided "constructive negotiations" about the agreement, largely because they do not want to compensate their suppliers for redirecting natural gas to Germany.

Germany is also in negotiations with Italy and the Czech Republic, but Italy is postponing talks until after September elections, and the Czech Republic has said they would only agree to share supplies if there was a cap on the compensation its government would have to provide gas suppliers.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, GERMANY
Posted on: Sep 12 07:13

At about 8 p.m. local time, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched missile strikes on the largest thermal power plants in eastern and central Ukraine. As a result several regions of Ukraine were left without water and electricity.

According to the local reports, the Kharkiv CHPP-5 and Zmievskaya CHPP in the Kharkiv region, the Pavlograd CHPP-3 in the Dnipropetrovsk region, the Kremenchug thermal power plant in the Poltava region were hit but Russian missiles. The collapse of the general power system has spread to the networks of Kharkiv, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporozhye and Odessa regions. It also affected the areas of Donetsk regions controlled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Kiev region and the capital of the country. The missiles were likely launched  from the Black and Caspian Seas.

Ukrainian president Zelensky confirmed that the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions (territories under the AFU control) were completely de-energized. The Zaporozhie, Dnepropetrovsk and Sumy partially suffered from the energy cut.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 12 07:11

Left-wing radio host and CNN contributor Dean Obeidallah commemorated the 9/11 terror attacks with several posts equating former President Donald Trump and “MAGA” Republicans with the Islamic terrorists behind the deadly 2001 attacks.

Marking the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks that saw Islamic terrorists kill nearly 3,000 Americans, left-wing commentator Dean Obeidallah posted a series of tweets comparing the former president and his supporters to al-Qaeda and then-leader Osama bin Laden.

“Terrorists are terrorists – be they Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda or Trump’s MAGA,” Obeidallah wrote in one tweet. “Time to hold Trump accountable!!”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Sep 12 07:09

My Son Hunter director Robert Davi joined Friday night’s broadcast of Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle to debut an exclusive clip featuring Gina Carano (The Mandalorian, Dead Pool, Heist), Laurence Fox (Victoria, Inspector Lewis, The Professor and the Madman), and John James (Dynasty). In the clip, Carano, who was very publicly canceled by Disney from her role in the Mandalorian, plays a Secret Service agent who essentially narrates the film, breaking the 4th wall and leading the audience through the Biden family’s corrupt dealings with Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Host Laura Ingraham then spoke with My Son Hunter director, Robert Davi. Ingraham noted that Hunter Biden’s life “is basically perfect for a Hollywood movie except unlike Hunter with his many prostitutes, Tinseltown just isn’t going to touch it.”

Davi went on to explain how much of the story was based on well researched sources and real life material. “The script was pretty well researched, you had Peter Schweizer’s book, you had the laptop from hell, you had beautiful things which I read, you had Hunter Biden’s own autobiography, and the screenwriter and [producer] Phelim McAleer and people from the Unreported Story Society had done a lot of research, and then I did when I got the film to direct.”

Tags: ENTERTAINMENT, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Sep 12 07:08

A couple of hours may be needed to relaunch the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant whose operations have been suspended for safety reasons but a more sparing launch may take several days, Vladimir Rogov, head of the "We are Together with Russia" civil society group told TASS.

"In order to launch the NPP, a large amount of energy and not much time are needed. The most important thing is to have intact electric transmission lines. For everything to start working mere hours are needed or mere days in order for a launch mode to be milder," he said.

Tags: FUKUSHIMA/NUKE DISASTERS, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 12 07:07
 

In 2001 an international coalition led by the US invaded Afghanistan. The Taliban regime which then controlled the government was removed from power and a new government was formed.

At the height of the conflict that followed there were more than 130 thousand NATO troops on the ground. 3,500 coalition troops were killed in the action, 70, thousand from the Afghan security forces, and tens of thousands of civilians.

Now more than 20 years after the conflict the Taliban again controls Afghanistan. So how did this war begin, why did it last for so long, and why is it considered one of the biggest U.S. failures?

Tags: 911, AFGHANISTAN
Posted on: Sep 12 06:57

Texas – A Dallas anesthesiologist’s license was suspended by the Texas Medical Board amid an investigation into death and injuries caused by ‘compromised’ IV bags.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 11 20:43

The latest undercover video shows NYC Middle School teacher Ariane Franco admitting she encourages her students to engage in political violence.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 11 20:43

The 7th-century barbarians known as the Taliban took control Panjshir Province in Afghanistan one year ago this week.
 

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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 11 20:41

A Florida man is dead after two women who belong to fringe sect lured the couple off the road asking for help.

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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 11 20:41

Kids Win: Florida School Board Blocks LGBTQ+ Month After Parents Revolt (Video)

Miami-Dade school board member Lucia Baez-Geller proposed H-11 to provide teachers with resources and designate October LGBTQ History Month.

As the audience at the meeting groaned, she explained, “This item does not indoctrinate students; it does not force an agenda on students. And, as was stated incorrectly, this item does not take away parental choice.”

The debate was tense, and security intervened once when the crowd grew rowdy, according to WPLG. The school board voted 8-1 against the action, saying it might conflict with Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law.

The law, signed by Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis in March and dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by liberals, prohibits teachers

from leading discussions in kindergarten through third grade on gender identity or sexual orientation.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION
Posted on: Sep 11 14:57

More people in Germany may become homeless this winter as soaring costs of living keep adding pressure on vulnerable households, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on Sunday.
Over 300,000 Germans do not have a home, Steinmeier told a conference at his Bellevue residence. Of them, 45,000 are forced to sleep rough on the streets.

“More than 300,000 is a huge figure! And let’s be clear: this number may rise in the coming months. The war and crises may increase the number of people suffering from lack of housing in fall and winter,” he said.

Germany marks the Day of the Homeless on September 11. The German president traditionally invited people who do not have a roof over their head to his Berlin residence in the upscale Tiergarten neighborhood.

Steinmeier said that the problem of homelessness was more acute than ever at this time of crisis. He urged politicians to make sure that “the topic is not relegated to the bottom of the political agenda”.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE
Posted on: Sep 11 14:46

Everybody knows why, but the Dutch government is withholding vaccinations records because of - you guessed it - ‘privacy reasons’.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, EUROPE, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Sep 11 14:45

A team of nine experts from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and other top universities has published paradigm-shifting research about the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines and why mandating vaccines for college students is unethical.

This 50-page study, which was published on The Social Science Research Network at the end of August, analyzed CDC and industry-sponsored data on vaccine adverse events, and concluded that mandates for COVID-19 boosters for young people may cause 18 to 98 actual serious adverse events for each COVID-19 infection-related hospitalization theoretically prevented.

The paper is co-authored by Dr. Stefan Baral, an epidemiology professor at Johns Hopkins University; surgeon Martin Adel Makary, M.D., a professor at Johns Hopkins known for his books exposing medical malfeasance, including “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Heath Care”; and Dr. Vinayak Prasad, a hematologist-oncologist, who is a professor in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as the author of over 350 academic and peer-reviewed articles.

But among this team of high-profile international experts who authored this paper, perhaps the most notable is Salmaan Keshavjee, M.D., Ph.D., current Director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery, and professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Keshavjee has also worked extensively with Partners In Health, a Boston-based non-profit co-founded by the late Dr. Paul Farmer, on treating drug-resistant tuberculosis, according to his online biography.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Sep 11 14:45

In a federal lawsuit, discovery reveals a multi-agency effort to censor and suppress voices that disagree with administration policies.

The bedrock of American democracy, the First Amendment, prohibits Congress from making laws “abridging the freedom of speech.” The Supreme Court has repeatedly applied this prohibition to executive actions, as well.

The Biden administration’s campaign to censor, demonetize, and suppress dissenting voices on social media is much broader than previously known, as demonstrated by an amended complaint filed last month in federal district court in the case of Missouri v. Biden. The complaint, by the Louisiana and Missouri attorneys general along with the New Civil Liberties Alliance on behalf of leading health-care professionals, provides strong evidence of the administration’s vigorous campaign to coerce and collude with social-media companies in suppressing and deplatforming criticism of the administration as well as views with which it disagrees on subjects such as Covid, elections, the Hunter Biden laptop, and climate change, among others.

The evidence shows that at least 80 senior officials have participated in a concerted federal enterprise involving at least eleven federal agencies, including the White House, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Surgeon General, Census Bureau, and FBI. The manifestly unconstitutional public–private partnership between the administration and Big Tech disregards Chief Justice Warren Burger’s warning that it is “axiomatic that a state may not induce, encourage or promote private persons to accomplish what it is constitutionally forbidden to accomplish.”

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Sep 11 14:44

The Memphis man who is being charged in the murder and kidnapping of a Memphis mother of two is facing new charges stemming from an alleged kidnapping and rape in Sept. 2021, but police didn't request an "expedited" analysis of the sexual assault kit at the time.

Cleotha Henderson, 38, was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday on aggravated rape and kidnaping charges which relate to a Sept. 21, 2021 incident. A Memphis Police Department public information officer told Fox News Digital that the charges are "unrelated" to the Eliza Fletcher case.

A public information officer also said that its criminal investigative unit took a sexual assault report on Sept. 21, 2021, and a sexual assault kit was submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Sept. 23, 2021.

The public information officer also said that probable cause to make "any" arrest didn't exist until the DNA hit was received. 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 11 14:39

EVALUATION ---------- * There is no tsunami danger for the U.S. West Coast, British Columbia, or Alaska. * Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records, the earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami. * An earthquake has occurred with parameters listed below. PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS --------------------------------- * The following parameters are based on a rapid preliminary assessment of the earthquake and changes may occur. * Magnitude 7.7 * Origin Time 1547 AKDT Sep 10 2022 1647 PDT Sep 10 2022 2347 UTC Sep 10 2022 * Coordinates 6.4 South 146.5 East * Depth 49 miles * Location in the eastern New Guinea Region, PNG

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Sep 11 14:38

The largest and most comprehensive survey of American gun owners ever conducted suggests that they use firearms in self-defense about 1.7 million times a year. It also confirms that AR-15-style rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, frequent targets of gun control legislation, are in common use for lawful purposes, which the Supreme Court has said is the test for arms covered by the Second Amendment.

The online survey, which was conducted by Centiment in February and March of 2021, was based on a representative sample of about 54,000 adults, 16,708 of whom were gun owners. Georgetown University political economist William English, who commissioned the survey as part of a book project, presents its major findings in a recent paper available on the Social Science Research Network.

The overall adult gun ownership rate estimated by the survey, 32 percent, is consistent with recent research by Gallup and the Pew Research Center. So is the finding that the rate varies across racial and ethnic groups: It was about 25 percent among African Americans, 28 percent among Hispanics, 19 percent among Asians, and 34 percent among whites. Men accounted for about 58 percent of gun owners.

Because of the unusually large sample, the survey was able to produce state-specific estimates that are apt to be more reliable than previous estimates. Gun ownership rates ranged from about 16 percent in Massachusetts and Hawaii to more than 50 percent in Idaho and West Virginia.

Tags: RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Posted on: Sep 11 14:37

A screenshot of an excerpt from a sex education book that recommends parents invite their young children into bed to watch while they have sexual relations circulated on social media on Thursday.

The book, “Sex Education for 8-12 Year Olds: Kids Book for Good Parents,” purportedly written by Ana Leblanc, was removed from Amazon following dozens of one-star reviews and comments from readers who were disturbed by the book’s content.

Courage Is A Habit, an account dedicated to “creat[ing] tools & strategies for the average parent so they can defend their child from indoctrination in the K-12 system,” shared screenshots to Twitter of the book which immediately went viral.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION
Posted on: Sep 11 14:36
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Posted on: Sep 11 13:13
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 11 13:12

 A Florida sheriff said that his department “always” caught Disney employees during undercover operations, while revealing the results of a week-long investigation into human trafficking. 

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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 11 13:06

 Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that President Joe Biden’s speech on “MAGA Republicans “was unnecessary, polarizing and inflammatory.”

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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 11 12:57

A Clinton-appointed federal Judge blocked a new Arizona election integrity law from being enforced in the upcoming 2022 General Election.

HB2247 is meant to clean the voter rolls and remove registrants who are registered in another state and no longer live in Arizona. The new law would add a statement on voter registration forms, specifying that if a registrant permanently moves to another state after registering in this state, their registration will be canceled.

It would also direct the county recorder to cancel a voter registration when they confirm that the registered person is dead, that the person is not an Arizona resident or resident of that County, or that they are not a citizen of the United States.

The Gateway Pundit previously discovered during our investigation into the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) that the largest U.S. Counties removed only ZERO to TWO ineligible voters from their voter rolls in the last four years.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Sep 11 12:55