"Everything went strictly ‘by the book,’ using means that were permitted by the constitution. At first there were ‘emergency decrees’ by the president of the Reich, and later a bill was passed by a two-thirds majority of the Reichstag giving the government unlimited legislative powers, perfectly in accordance with the rules for changing the constitution." -- Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler (paperback, Kindle, audiobook)
Following a heated competition for local offices, veterans in the insurgent GI Non-Partisan League took up arms to prevent a local courthouse ring headed by state senator Paul Cantrell and linked to Memphis political boss Ed Crump from stealing the election. When Sheriff Pat Mansfield's deputies absconded to the jail with key ballot boxes, suspicious veterans took action. A small group of veterans broke into the local National Guard Armory, seized weapons and ammunition, and proceeded to the jail to demand the return of the ballot boxes. The Cantrell-Mansfield deputies refused, and the veterans, now numbering several hundred, opened fire. The ensuing battle lasted several hours and ended only after the dynamiting of the front of the jail. The surrender of the deputies did not end the riot, and the mob was still turning over police cars and burning them hours later. Within days the local election commission swore in the veteran candidates as duly elected. The McMinn County veterans had won the day in a hail of gunfire, dynamite, and esprit de corps.
Google–one of the largest and most influential organizations in the modern world–is filled with ex-CIA agents. Studying employment websites and databases, MintPress has ascertained that the Silicon Valley giant has recently hired dozens of professionals from the Central Intelligence Agency in recent years. Moreover, an inordinate number of these recruits work in highly politically sensitive fields, wielding considerable control over how its products work and what the world sees on its screens and in its search results.
Chief amongst these is the trust and safety department, whose staff, in the words of then Google trust and safety vice president Kristie Canegallo, “[d]ecide what content is allowed on our platform”–in other words, setting the rules of the internet, determining what billions see and what they do not see. Before Google, Canegallo had been President Obama’s Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Implementation and is currently Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security.
Shepard Smith, the host of “The News with Shepard Smith,” will become a distant memory as CNBC cancels the nightly news broadcast in the next few weeks. Media officials admitted that Smith’s show would cease to be on the air by the end of the month. CNBC has indicated that it wants to focus on a new audience, but they have not specified what that new audience will look like.
The Blaze says, “After a contentious vote on Friday, the Florida Board of Medicine and Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine adopted rules that will prohibit doctors from prescribing certain medicines or performing certain surgeries on minors who believe that they are transgender. Florida Surgeon General Joseph Lapado had pushed the rules. They were publicly supported by Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who took issue with some in the medical community last week during a gubernatorial debate.”
According to Breitbart, “The video starts with audio of Trump saying that next week’s election is a “referendum” on President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D), and Democrat Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D).”
The article continues, “The radical left Democrat Congress is destroying our country,” Trump said. “You’ll elect an incredible slate of True America First Republicans up and down the ballot.”
The video encourages Americans to vote to help save America from the Democrats. Then, it shows voters who they need to vote for in this election. According to Breitbart, “The video then cuts to a montage of America First Republican candidates, including Arizona’s Kari Lake and Blake Masters, Pennsylvania’s Mehmet Oz and Doug Mastriano, Ohio’s J.D. Vance, North Carolina’s Ted Budd, Alaska’s Sarah Palin, and Kelly Tshibaka, Georgia’s Herschel Walker, Texas’s Gov. Greg Abbott, Michigan’s Tudor Dixon, Wyoming’s Harriet Hageman, and Nevada’s Joe Lombardo and Adam Laxalt.”
The Pentagon announced that it is setting up a new command, based in Germany, to oversee the training and equipping of Ukraine’s military during its fight with Russia, the New York Times reported on Friday. The command is named Security Assistance Group-Ukraine, or SAG-U.
The news came soon after the announcement of another $400 million arms package to Ukraine, including tanks and drones. These weapons will be used to retake territory Russia has annexed, according to Kiev. Current and former US officials told the Times these moves suggest that Washington "expects the threat from Russia to Ukraine and its neighbors to persist for many years."
Sabrina Singh, the deputy Pentagon press secretary, told reporters the new command will "ensure we are postured to continue supporting Ukraine over the long term." She added the US remains "committed to Ukraine for as long as it takes."
The war in Ukraine has spurred European countries to seek hundreds of billions in new weapons. American arms manufacturers are the “biggest beneficiaries” of the increased demand for weapons, according to a Yahoo News report.
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform, described the surge in the market for weapons as the highest since the Cold War. “This is certainly the biggest increase in defense spending in Europe since the end of the Cold War,” he said. Melissa Rossi wrote in Yahoo that American companies have “been the biggest beneficiary” of the demand.
Members of the European Union have planned to increase their defense budgets by $230 billion, led by Germany’s pledge to increase military spending by $100 billion. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), European governments get most of their weapons from American weapon makers.
The Washington Postreported on Saturday that the US is privately encouraging Ukraine to signal an openness to negotiations with Russia but for public relations purposes, not to actually pursue diplomacy.
Sources told the Post that the US wants Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to drop his official position of ruling out talks with Russia as long as Vladimir Putin is president, which is essentially a call for regime change in Moscow. The idea is to maintain support for Ukraine from nations uneasy about Zelensky’s stance on negotiations.
The report reads: “The request by American officials is not aimed at pushing Ukraine to the negotiating table, these people said. Rather, they called it a calculated attempt to ensure the government in Kyiv maintains the support of other nations facing constituencies wary of fueling a war for many years to come.”
A loud guffaw at the pretentious slogan All the News That’s Fit to Print! Today marks a milestone (millstone?) for the New York Times. This morning it can smugly celebrate success in hiding for 30 months horse’s-mouth evidence putting the lie to its "Russia-gate" yarn that Russia hacked Democratic National Committee emails to help Donald Trump win in 2016. (The evidence was released on May 7, 2020; before that, Adam Schiff had been able to hide it for only 29 months.)
The emails showed how the DNC had tipped the playing field against candidate Bernie Sanders for the nomination. Someone gave them to WikiLeaks , which posted them just days before the Democratic National Convention. Court testimony has now made it demonstrably clear that that "someone" was not Russia, but this has been kept out of the corporate media. Russian DNC-hacking was all a fake, and "important" people knew that five years ago, but have been able to suppress it.
America is no longer a country where citizens are afforded equal justice under the law, as guaranteed by their Constitution, because the nation’s top law enforcement agency has been corrupted by politicized leadership and a “woke, leftist agenda” being imposed from the top, Republican lawmakers have claimed.
The allegations were contained in a 1,050-page report released on Friday by Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee. The report, which was based on information gathered from 14 FBI whistleblowers who came forward to expose a pattern of misconduct, argued that the agency was “rotted at its core.”
“Quite simply, the problem — the rot within the FBI — festers in and proceeds from Washington,” the report said. “The FBI and its parent agency, the Justice Department, have become political institutions.”
The viral clip of the Pfizer marketing rep, admitting to the European Parliament that the mRNA vaccines never stopped transmission, should make every single one of these moments, into a source of deep embarrassment and self-criticism for all those people — all of them —- who inflicted these violations of privacy on others, or who excluded in any way, their neighbors and fellow countrymen and women. They did so, it is clear now to all, on the basis of arrant nonsense.
But meanwhile, I forgive them. I have to. Because otherwise the rage and sorrow would exhaust me to death.
I forgive my neighbor who froze when I hugged her.
I forgive my other neighbor, who told me that she was making homemade soup and fresh bread, and that I could join her to have some, if I was vaccinated. If I was unvaccinated, however, she explained, someday she might consent to walk outside with me.
The concept underlying vaccine development is straightforward: application of a harmless derivative of an infectious agent should stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies that protect against that agent.
Introduction of any foreign substance into the body can never be entirely devoid of risks, however, so the prime question to be addressed is whether the benefit can be expected to outweigh the risks. Therefore,
the pathogen must be dangerous—an infection with it is associated with a high morbidity and mortality rate, and
vaccination will generate robust immunological protection against severe disease.
These requisites were fulfilled in the historic successes of vaccine development against smallpox, tetanus, diphtheria and poliomyelitis. The euphoria created by these scientific milestones caused one decisive fact to be overlooked, however. In all four cases, the agents were transported to their destination in the bloodstream, where they could be captured by the antibodies.
It is essential to realize that this is the exception and not the rule. Most viral pathogens cause self-limiting infections of the respiratory or the gastrointestinal tract. Severe damage to internal organs caused by their spread via the bloodstream occurs infrequently, and infections are generally not associated with high death rates. Because of their ubiquity, a high level of background immunity to such viruses is already present in the general population. For these simple reasons, a genuine need for development of vaccines against most viral pathogens does not exist.
Hospitals around the U.S. are suddenly struggling to keep up with surging rates of respiratory infections among children, such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV),1 COVID, rhinoviruses and influenza.2 Hospital staff feign confusion, saying they have no idea what’s going on.
Meanwhile, censored scientists and doctors have long warned that the mRNA COVID jabs are destroying people’s immune systems, and that we’re going to see an avalanche of infections as immune system failure sets in.
Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen predicted disastrous results for her party — and she said that they only had themselves to blame after repeatedly failing to “listen to voters” in the weeks and months leading up to Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee sat down with Ben Shapiro on this week’s episode of “The Sunday Special” to discuss why American businesses and citizens across the United States have relocated to the southern state.
He announces on the news that he’s made up his mind about the 2024 election. Meanwhile, the rest of the Americans eagerly wait for the official announcement. Now, we might finally get one.
NYPost reports, “One source added that November 14, the Monday after the midterm elections, is the likely date the 45th President will launch his bid. Another source said an announcement would come sometime this month, but they had not heard of a specific date.”
The White House quickly reversed course after President Joe Biden said the administration would be working to shutter coal-fired power plants amid an energy crisis following a rebuke from a leading Democrat from a coal-producing state.
“I was in Massachusetts about a month ago on the site of the largest old coal plant in America. Guess what? It cost them too much money,” Biden said during an event in Carlsbad, Calif., on Friday. “No one is building new coal plants because they can’t rely on it, even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of the existence of the plant. So it’s going to become a wind generation.”
“And all they’re doing is, it’s going to save them a hell of a lot of money, and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on, we’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power,” Biden pledged.
Major Conflict With China “is coming,” U.S. Strategic Command's chief warns outright.
Russia’s war in Ukraine is a “warm up” to a protracted conflict with China for the U.S., the strategic forces commander suggests.
Navy Admiral Charles A. Richard, has warned that the U.S. should anticipate, and prepare for, a protracted conflict with China in the near future – which could be triggered by further hostile actions toward Taiwan by Chinese forces. U.S. Strategic Command - one of the Defense Department's (DoD) 11 unified combatant commands in the U.S. Department of Defense - is responsible for America's nuclear triad.
The remarks were given publicly by Richard at the Naval Submarine League’s 2022 Annual Symposium & Industry Update’s Awards Luncheon on November 3rd and were subsequently published by DoD.
Multiple reports show the world's largest nuclear submarine, the USS Rhode Island, left the Port of Gibraltar on Spain's south coast last week and was last seen entering the Mediterranean. British newspaper Daily Express said the nuclear submarine is "reportedly heading towards the Black Sea."
The Italian newspaper la Repubblica said USS Rhode Island, which arrived in Gibraltar on Nov. 1, entered the Mediterranean Sea on Friday. The Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine can carry 24 Trident II missiles capable of hitting targets 18 thousand kilometers away.
Saudi Arabia made the warning last week, but there’s no indication that Iran is planning to attack the country besides the Saudi claim. The Saudis also warned that Iran was planning attacks on Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, where Tehran has launched strikes in recent weeks. But there haven’t been Iranian attacks in Iraq since the Saudi’s warning.
The deployment of the US warplanes toward Iran demonstrates the continued close military ties between Washington and Riyadh despite President Biden’s warnings of “consequences” over the OPEC+ decision to reduce oil production by 2 million barrels per day.
On October 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would not use nuclear weapons; on the same day, US President Joe Biden said he would.
Two days earlier, at talks being held between the US, Japan and South Korea, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman explained that the "ironclad" US commitment to defending Japan and South Korea meant that the US "will use the full range of U.S. defense capabilities to defend our allies, including nuclear, conventional and missile defense capabilities."
That line is striking and dangerous. It means that the US first strike policy would be triggered, not only by an attack on the US, but by an attack on US allies: and not just its NATO allies.
Washington is moving forward with assisting Finland in improving its security situation at a moment its controversial application to joint NATO remains stalled due to objections from Turkey and Hungary.
The State Department has approved the potential sale of $535 million worth of guided multiple launch rocket systems (GMLRS) and related equipment to Helsinki. Among other things, the GMLRS transfer will contribute to land and air defense capabilities for Europe's northernmost allied outpost near Russia.
The officials said that the talks were aimed at reducing the risk of the war in Ukraine turning into a broader conflict and that Sullivan warned Moscow against using nuclear weapons. They said Sullivan held talks with Yuri Ushakov, a foreign policy advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.
As of Sunday night in Washington DC, the talks haven’t been confirmed by the White House or the Kremlin. National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson was asked if Sullivan had the conversations and replied, “People claim a lot of things.”
Two US supersonic B-1B bombers flew over South Korea on Saturday, marking the first time the bombers were deployed to the region since 2017 as tensions continue to rise on the Korean peninsula.
The bombers participated in the last day of massive aerial war games the US and South Korea held, known as Vigilant Storm. The exercises were initially set to conclude on Friday but were extended into Saturday over North Korea’s missile tests.
North Korea made clear that it would respond to Vigilant Storm, which involved about 240 US and South Korean aircraft. This year’s iteration of the drills was the largest ever, and Pyongyang reacted by launching missiles and artillery.