The Ukrainian authorities imposed a curfew in Kherson on Saturday and restricted entry and exit from the city, citing mine clearance efforts, Yaroslav Yanushevich, chief of Ukraine’s Kherson regional military administration, said.
"We have to impose a curfew starting today, from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.," Yanushevich said in a video posted on the administration’s Telegram channel.
"I would also like to inform you that coming into the city and leaving it will be restricted to ensure demining activities," he added.
On Friday, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announced that the Ukrainian authorities had no intention of allowing journalists into Kherson under the pretext of demining.
President Joe Biden announced the launch of his multimillion-dollar “Climate Gender Equity Fund” to address purported inequalities women face in climate finance at the United Nations COP 27 climate conference in Egypt on Friday.
The Climate Gender Equity Fund will “leverage private sector contributions to help provide women climate leaders with technical skills, networks, and capital to develop and scale climate solutions,” according to a White House statement.
Webmaster addition: "Climate Gender Equity!" What does that even mean?!?
"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back." -- Carl Sagan
"The real deniers are people who think our climate was and should remain static and unchanging." -- Paul Driessen and Chris Skates
"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." -- Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time
Any aspiring history Ph.D. candidate out there looking for an intriguing dissertation topic? I think this could be a hell of a book. The media world of the Second World War was still radio, newspapers, magazines and film footage shot by brave camera men on the front lines.
According to an internal memo addressed to Disney’s executives on Friday, the woke firm would soon begin enforcing layoffs, implementing a targeted hiring freeze, and limiting business travel to essential only as part of a wide cost-cutting initiative, CNBC reported.
Mammoth Mountain buried under 5 feet of snow in November 2022
A major winter storm is currently barreling its way across the Western Rockies dropping snow from the PNW down to Northern Arizona.
The bulk of the storm is dumping snow throughout Utah, Idaho, western Montana, and western Wyoming and further north into Canada. The Sierras are the big winners racking up storm totals upwards of 60″.
The storm will continue to move east over the next day depositing leftovers in Colorado.
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA RECEIVES 5-FEET DURING ONE OF THE BIGGEST NOVEMBER SNOWSTORMS ON RECORD
This early-season injection of cold has plunged south of the border too, deep into the United States.
California’s Mammoth Mountain is currently under 60 inches (5-feet) of freshly fallen snow after an early season storm delivered one the biggest November snow totals on record to the Eastern Sierra.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called for crypto to be regulated after Sam Bankman-Fried, a 30-year-old Democrat darling, spent more than $40 million to ‘pay off’ DC elites to turn a blind eye to his Ponzi scheme through the crypto exchange he founded (FTX).
In our last installment of this series, we explored the evolution of a bad idea known as eugenics throughout the 20th century following its transformation into new clothing after World War II which called itself “transhumanism”.
This new “science” danced with another bad idea masquerading as a “universal law” which was called “entropy” and found its champions among an array of social engineers who were committed to a static faith in a dying universe managed by an impotent and irrational God who was made in their own image. The practical application of this entropic science of population control took the form of a system dubbed “cybernetics” founded by an apostle of Bertrand Russell named Norbert Wiener- both of whom attempted to appropriate the name of Gottfried Leibniz (founder of calculus, binary language and computing machines) as a new god head within their new Church.
As we saw in part 2, Leibniz ironically stood in opposition to everything which this new death cult represented.
Russia considers the reconnection of the Russian Agricultural Bank to SWIFT to be a critical issue in moving forward in reducing barriers to local agricultural product exports, and will try to achieve it, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin.
"This is not the first time we've discussed it, because, in my opinion, reconnection of the Russian Agricultural Bank, which provides the majority of agricultural transactions, agricultural operations, is a critical issue. We simply cannot move forward without it. We've talked about this before, and yesterday we talked about it very substantively and for a long time, and we obtained reassurance from UN representatives that they, too, believe this is a critical issue," Vershinin said.
"We're working on it, and we will achieve it," the diplomat continued.
Russia is in favor of dialogue on all issues, but it should be a dialogue that takes into account its concerns and is aimed at creating indivisible security in the world, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Al Jazeera TV channel.
Commenting on his May Telegram post that lists 10 grim consequences of anti-Russian sanctions for the world, Medvedev stressed that these are not predictions, but "things that have already happened." "One can have different attitudes to it, one can believe that the horsemen of the Apocalypse are already on their way and all hope is in Almighty God. However, one can still try to tone down this international situation," the deputy chairman said.
According to him, Russia "has never shut itself off from international communication," and is ready to talk. President Vladimir Putin and other Russian politicians have repeatedly stated this at various venues.
Unlike the West, the Russian people will never give up their love for the country, faith and traditional values, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a Victory Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square on Monday.
"We will never give up our love for the country, faith, traditional values, ancestral customs and respect for all peoples and cultures. As for the West, it seems to be determined to cancel these millennia-old values," he noted.
"This moral degradation paved the way for cynical falsifications of the history of World War II, attempts to incite Russophobia, glorify traitors, mock the memory of their victims and wipe out the bravery of those who fought and suffered for the Victory," the head of state stressed.
Senate Minority Leader, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy are in a jam and their dreams of staying party leaders are in jeopardy.
Republicans are still likely to win a tiny majority in the House, not the red wave they expected, but what was considered a forgone conclusion a month ago, Rep. McCarthy becoming Speaker, is in danger.
A letter asking to postpone leadership elections was circulated among members by some high profile lawmakers, including Sens. Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Rick Scott, Politico reported.
“We need to have serious discussions within our conference as to why and what we can do to improve our chances in 2024,” they said. “Holding leadership elections without hearing from the candidates as to how they will perform their leadership duties and before we know whether we will be in the majority or even who all our members are violates the most basic principles of a democratic process. It is certainly not the way leadership elections should be conducted in the world’s greatest deliberative body.”
It could also mean that Sen. McConnell may not remain as the Senate Majority Leader.
For the US, the lethal business of war is an immensely profitable business. The country saw massive increases in its GNP during the latter years of WWII and eight months into the Russia-Ukraine conflict it is clear that history is repeating itself, while Europe suffers. The US is also reaping the benefits of its pressure on Europe to stop energy inflows from Russia, so that they have to buy energy resources from the United States at a high price. Likewise, commodity prices are surging; inflation is galloping; debt servicing becomes unbearably expensive; capital flight is bringing vulnerable countries to the brink of economic disaster. Even advanced economies such as Britain, the European Union and Japan are not spared.
Since 2008, we have lived in a western world shaped by the ‘permanent state’ or by our managerial technocrats – label to choice.
Since 2008, we have lived in a western world shaped by the ‘permanent state’ or by our managerial technocrats – label to choice.
This ‘creative class’ (as they like to see themselves) is particularly defined by its intermediary position in relation to the wealth-controlling oligarchic cabal as ultimate big money overlords on one hand, and the dullard ‘Middle Class’ below them – at whom they sneer and deride.
Mercenaries from more than 40 countries are currently engaged in combat near Zaporozhye, with the majority of them from Poland, Vladimir Rogov, who heads the We Stand With Russia movement, told TASS on Saturday.
"The number of [represented] countries has grown. Back a week ago, we said there were 34 confirmed countries, and now there are mercenaries from over 40 countries," he said.
The overwhelming majority of them are Poles, of which there are 5,000, Rogov specified. He also said Japanese, Australian, Canadian, French nationals and people from Spanish-speaking countries among mercenaries.
Rogov also recalled that more than a thousand mercenaries had already been killed in the city of Zaporozhye.
A Lehman squared moment is approaching with Swiss banks and UK pension funds under severe pressure.
But let’s first look at another circus –
The global travelling circus is now reaching ever more nations just as expected. This is right on cue at the end of the most extraordinary financial bubble era in history.
It is obviously debt creation, money printing and the resulting currency debasement which creates the inevitable fall of yet another monetary system. This has been the norm throughout history so “the more it changes, the more it stays the same”.
It started this time with the closing of the gold window in August 1971. That was the beginning of a financial and political circus which continuously added more risk and more lethal acts to keep the circus going.
An economic upheaval always causes political chaos with a revolving door of leaders and political parties going and coming. Remember, a government is never voted in but invariably voted out.
What was always clear to a few of us was that the circus would end with all of the acts crashing virtually simultaneously.
The following report on organizations receiving funding from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) for Fiscal Year 2020–2021 provides a list of clickable reports. Each of the organizations profiled received a grant from the CCHD, according to the latest reported list from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Next to the named organization is the amount it received from the CCHD for that year, followed by the diocese that approved the grant. The final three columns on the report chart indicate whether the violations discovered were direct, coalition, or leadership. A direct violation is one where the organization itself was found to be the principal actor in the offense. A coalition violation is one where the organization was found to be a member of a coalition which was either acting or had taken a formal position in direct opposition to Catholic moral or social teaching. A leadership violation is one where the leadership of the organization (board member, executive director, or key staff person) had acted or proposed ideologies in direct violation of Catholic moral or social teaching.
Leading up to Sam Bankman-Fried's spectacular implosion - in which his firm FTX evaporated billions in wealth after the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange allegedly commingled client assets with his trading firm into a liquidity crunch - he became the sixth-largest donor in this year's midterm election cycle, giving some $40 million to mostly Democratic candidates and causes.
According to Forbes, Bankman-Fried was second only to George Soros among billionaire donors to Democratic groups during the 2022 midterm election cycle.
Israel's security service Shin Bet has been using a database collected from mobile phone companies to monitor the activity of journalists, in both criminal and security-related investigations, according to local media.
The information came to light in the state’s response to a petition filed by a civil rights group with the High Court, Haaretz reported on Friday.
Using the database, the agency can work out where a journalist is based on their mobile phone location, as well as whom they talked to and for how long, the newspaper said.
Under the petition, the Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) had asked the High Court to remove a clause from the law regulating Shin Bet's operations that compel mobile phone companies in Israel to provide the agency with information regarding every call or message passing through their operations.
Following a class action lawsuit filed by the America First Legal (AFL), a Trump-appointed federal judge ruled that Biden’s order forcing doctors to treat patients based on “gender identity” and not based on science is unlawful.