"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." -- Thomas Jefferson

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The 2024 presidential election cycle is predicted to be the most expensive in U.S. history.

Former President Donald Trump holds a comfortable lead in total contribution receipts with $56.7 million, according to data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in the first week of November.

President Joe Biden, seeking a second term in the White House, placed second, with $44.7 million.

President Trump's Republican rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, placed third, with $31.6 million.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who switched from the Democratic ticket to run as an independent, placed fourth with $15.1 million.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 26 05:35

Retired Americans enrolled in Medicare's Part D prescription coverage could see their premiums increase by 42-57 percent in 2024, a new analysis by HealthView Services has found.

Early indicators show significant cost hikes for retirees in the five states with the largest senior populations. This is different from an earlier report projecting slight premium declines across Part D plans next year.

Major Discrepancy in Premium Outlooks

The HealthView report, published in November 2023, contrasts sharply with a July projection by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that administers the Medicare program, 

The CMS said there would be a 1.8 percent decline in Part D premiums for 2024, citing the Inflation Reduction Act's reforms as the basis for stable or reduced costs.

However, HealthView tells a different story. It forecasts major hikes for retirees in states with large senior populations.

Projected 2024 premiums are $1,404 in California, $1,246 in Florida, $1,154 in Texas, $1,469 in New York, and $1,189 in Pennsylvania. This represents average increases ranging from $269 in Texas to $510 in New York.

Tags: ECONOMY, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 26 05:34

The Biden administration has instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents not to use "he, him, she, her" pronouns when dealing with the public, according to an internal memo.

"We just obtained [CBP] documents directing personnel to only use woke language when encountering individuals invading the United States," the Heritage Foundation's Oversight Project said on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) guidance asks CBP staff to use "gender-neutral language" and the "self-identified pronouns and name" of any members of the public they interact with.

"DO NOT use 'he, him, she, her' pronouns until you have more information about, or provided by, the individual," the memo states.

It also cautions against using salutations such as "Mr., Mrs. Ms., Sir, Ma'am."

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Nov 26 05:32

People with protection against COVID-19 following recovery from the illness were better protected than those who received a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new study.

People who received a vaccine were nearly five times as likely as the naturally immune to test positive for COVID-19 during the Delta era and 1.1 times as likely to test positive for COVID-19 during the Omicron era, researchers in Estonia found.

The vaccinated were also seven times as likely to be admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 amid the spread of the Delta variant and two times as likely to be admitted to a hospital during the Omicron period, when compared with the naturally immune, the researchers found.

"Our study showed that natural immunity offers stronger and longer-lasting protection against infection, symptoms, and hospitalization compared to vaccine-induced immunity," Dr. Anneli Uusküla, with the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Tartu, and her co-authors wrote.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 26 05:31

An attorney for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, said Saturday that Chauvin’s family has been kept in the dark by federal prison officials after he was stabbed in prison.

The lawyer, Gregory M. Erickson, slammed the lack of transparency by the Federal Bureau of Prisons a day after his client was stabbed on Friday by another inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona, a prison that has been plagued by security lapses and staffing shortages.

A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday that Chauvin was seriously injured in the stabbing. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the attack. On Saturday, Brian Evans, a spokesperson for the Minnesota attorney general’s office, said: “We have heard that he is expected to survive.”

Erickson said Chauvin’s family and his attorneys have hit a wall trying to obtain information about the attack from Bureau of Prisons officials. He said Chauvin’s family has been forced to assume he is in stable condition, based only on news accounts, and has been contacting the prison repeatedly seeking updates but have been provided with no information.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 26 05:24

The ClearFake campaign now targeting Macs is a reminder for Apple users to strengthen their security and be careful with downloads, especially prompts to update your browser when visiting websites.

Even after several months following the discovery and reports on Atomic, the payload is undetected by roughly 50% of AV engines on VirusTotal.

Furthermore, all Safari browser updates will be distributed through macOS's Software Update, or for other browsers, within the browser itself.

Therefore, if you see any prompts to download browser updates on websites, they should be ignored.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
Posted on: Nov 26 03:06

A report quietly published by the UK Government confirms the COVID-19 injections are far from effective because the unvaccinated population has accounted for just 5% of COVID-19 deaths in England since the beginning of 2023, while the 3 and 4 times vaccinated population has accounted for 95% of COVID-19 deaths among the vaccinated, with the vast majority of those deaths being recorded among the 4x vaccinated.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 26 03:01

Newsom is trying to spin the economy because Democrats are getting absolutely clobbered on the issue. No one is buying his lies, though. People know the score.

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 26 02:57

First Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman said Trump needs to be eliminated.

Now Business Insider is fantasizing about Trump’s death and published a piece titled: “Here’s what happens if Donald Trump dies while running in the 2024 presidential election”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 26 02:55

Taken together, these three bits of data should make anyone doubt that further increases in CO2 pose any kind of environmental threat. The earth may be warming, but it is unlikely that CO2 is responsible. There is almost no chance that these changes are life threatening or even – granted that human activity is probably not responsible – that warming will continue indefinitely. It’s time to cease panicking. Let’s zero Net Zero.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 26 02:53

Midwives filling in forms for babies born at London's Guy's and Thomas' Hospital and King's College Hospital only have the option to select 'gender identity' on a new £450million IT system.

Last night NHS bosses claimed there had been a 'system error' with the US-made technology, and vowed to revert to recording a baby's sex, after they were approached for comment.

But women's rights campaigners said the move was yet another chilling sign of transgender activism's influence within the NHS that has led to rows over other language changes such as removing the word 'women' or 'mother' from some health services.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
Posted on: Nov 26 02:33

The Mail on Sunday revealed earlier this year that military operatives in the UK's 'information warfare' brigade were part of a sinister scheme to keep a close eye on politicians and high-profile journalists who raised doubts about the pandemic response.

They compiled dossiers on public figures – such as ex-Minister David Davis, who questioned the modelling behind alarming death toll predictions, and The Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens – and reported their dissenting views back to No 10.

Documents obtained by the civil liberties group Big Brother Watch revealed the Government cells included the MoD's 77th Brigade, which deploys 'non-lethal engagement and legitimate non-military levers as a means to adapt behaviours of adversaries'.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
Posted on: Nov 26 02:28

Recent data from Redfin reveals a notable shift in the real estate landscape, indicating a decline of over $100 in the median monthly mortgage payment within the last month. 

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Posted on: Nov 25 20:57

The World Health Organization is lying and telling us that they don’t want to take away the power of governments and be the world’s global decision maker. This is part of the pandemic treaty we’ve been talking about. But because so many people are waking up to how terrifying this is, the head of the WHO, Dr. Tedros, is saying that reports about the pandemic treaty are “fake news, lies, conspiracy theories, misinformation and disinformation.” He's lying!

Tags: DICTATORSHIP
Posted on: Nov 25 20:46

We are raising a generation of mutants.
What the Americans did when they began exporting all production to China was make it so that to produce anything in the US, companies had to slash quality standards.

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Posted on: Nov 25 20:26

Retailers have been preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday all year. The tradition of post-Thanksgiving shopping has spread internationally with companies throughout the world promoting special sales.

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Posted on: Nov 25 20:26

 A father was arrested for allegedly gunning down his son on Thanksgiving Day in eastern Nebraska, authorities said Friday.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 25 20:24

 Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called for new CCTV and hate legislation stating that they are “not up to date,” following the riots over fatal stabbings in Dublin. 

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 25 20:24

A citizen journalist sheds light on what seems to be a significant conflict of interest as Joe Biden actively promotes electric vehicles.

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Posted on: Nov 25 18:36

The distinction between the actions of looting anarchists and genuine citizen frustration with uncontrolled migration is crucial, as both phenomena converge to fuel the implementation of mandatory Digital ID and expedited facial recognition technology.

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Posted on: Nov 25 18:34

The real estate market is grappling with a significant downturn as home sales experience a sharp collapse, dropping to levels reminiscent of the housing bust’s worst months in 2008 and 2010. 

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Posted on: Nov 25 18:31

What on earth is the point of the Covid Inquiry? Lockdown was arguably the most controversial policy to be implemented in British peacetime history. It had huge ramifications for the nation’s health, its economy and for an entire generation of children. The impact is still being felt, with nearly 7.8 million patients languishing on NHS waiting lists. Wednesday’s Autumn Statement laid bare the stultifying effect it has had on the UK’s growth rate and the eye-watering sums it has added to our national debt.

We needed a thorough investigation into whether the coronavirus cure was worse than the disease; a forensic cost-benefit analysis of whether shutting down the country for months on end was the right policy.

But we haven’t got that.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 25 18:21

Three years ago, Bill Gates openly bragged that a future pandemic would wipe billions of people off the face of the earth. Speaking with his trademark smirk, Gates could not have been clearer about his plans for the future.

Now, according to a Gates Foundation insider, plans for the promised pandemic are underway and the global elite are planning to shift their depopulation agenda into high gear.

What is the event they are planning? It is a severe pandemic, worse than COVID-19, targeting young people and children.

Gates is trying desperately to stop any information about this disturbing plan from leaking out to the public, but unfortunately for him there are now too many people determined to expose his evil to the world.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 25 18:03

Ian Hickson, who worked for Google for 18 of its 25 years, said he resigned from the company this month.

Posting on his blog, Hickson said he was "very lucky" to have experienced the early days of the company, where executives were candid with staff and ambitious experimentation was encouraged — but said the search giant's culture had since "deteriorated."

"Transparency evaporated," he wrote. "Where previously I would eagerly attend every company-wide meeting to learn what was happening, I found myself now able to predict the answers executives would give word for word. Today, I don't know anyone at Google who could explain what Google's vision is. Morale is at an all-time low.

"If you talk to therapists in the bay area, they will tell you all their Google clients are unhappy with Google."

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
Posted on: Nov 25 15:48

So far, Mozilla offers only a few select add-ons (Mozilla's version of extensions) that work on Android, one of which is uBlock Origin (proving itself incredibly helpful as YouTube wages war against adblockers). But soon, Mozilla will launch 200 new add-ons in Firefox 120. That's a whopping 200 more than Google, bringing Firefox Mobile much closer to its Desktop sibling, something Google appears deadset against with Chrome on mobile.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
Posted on: Nov 25 15:43