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  • Wrecking ball dollar swinging next toward US

    09/28/2022 4:20:16 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 1 replies
    Asia Times ^ | By WILLIAM PESEK
    TOKYO – Wall Street suits, run for the hills. So far this year, the surging dollar has left a trail of carnage across Asian and European economies, currencies and bourses. Now, it is likely headed for home territory. Count Michael Wilson, Morgan Stanley’s chief US equity strategist, as among those fearing the dollar’s rally is creating an “untenable situation” for US stocks and other assets, pointing to similar periods of exchange-rate excess in the past. “While hard to predict such events, the conditions are in place,” Wilson notes, referring to sovereign debt issues in 2012, the Lehman Brothers crisis of...

    09/28/2022 4:15:41 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 22 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 9/28/22 | Daily Telegraph
    Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, explaining the reasons behind his country’s refusal to negotiate with Moscow, compared Russia to an insatiable “cachalot” who would not understand the language of diplomacy.In a Friday interview with the Wall Street Journal, Zelensky responded to the recent remarks of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, who said earlier this week that Russia and Ukraine could have ended their conflict in March if Kiev had not withdrawn from negotiations.
  • Hurricane Ian reveals the Biden administration’s pettiness—and fear

    09/28/2022 4:10:15 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Sep, 2022 | Andrea Widburg
    Even though the hurricane is centered on Florida, there’s one phone call the American president refuses to make. Hurricane Ian is shaping up to be a big deal. It’s currently a Category 3 hurricane (sustained winds maxing out at 125 MPH and lots of moisture), growing stronger by the minute. It’s expected to land in Florida late Wednesday or early Thursday as a Category 2 or 3 storm. The possibility of severe damage to life and property is currently very high. At times like this, state governors matter because they’re responsible for mobilizing emergency services to protect their state. When...
  • Ukraine war: Russia to open war enlisting hub on Georgia border

    09/28/2022 4:05:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | September 28, 2022 | Yaroslav Lukov
    Russia is to open an army enlisting centre on the border with Georgia, where massive queues have formed as Russian men try to flee the country to avoid being sent to fight in Ukraine. Officers at the Verkhniy Lars crossing will be tasked with serving summons to "citizens of the mobilisation age", the authorities say. Recent satellite images have shown queues going for miles from Russia. All those crossing into Georgia look exhausted, a BBC correspondent says. They are hungry and sleep deprived - but relieved to have reached safety, Rayhan Demytrie says. People have been coming in groups of...
  • Ukrainians told to be ready to fight for Russia

    09/28/2022 4:00:57 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | September 28, 2022 | Abdujalil Abdurasulov
    An old Soviet self-propelled howitzer called Gvozdika or "Carnation" is rolled out in an open field and put into position. Its barrel tilts up. "Fire!" comes the command. The gunners hastily move away after the last shot, acting quickly. Although the advancement of Ukrainian forces in the south is very slow, their artillery units remain busy. (snip) The self-styled referendum is bringing a new threat to the local population - mobilisation. Many men could be drafted to fight for the Russian army. Russian soldiers are already going house to house in some villages and writing down the names of male...
  • Sanders leaves door open to 2024 White House run

    09/28/2022 3:57:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 27, 2022 | Julia Mueller
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday said he hadn’t yet decided whether he will make another bid for the White House. “That’s a big — you know, I haven’t made that decision,” Sanders said on “CBS Mornings.” Sanders, an Independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, mounted his first presidential campaign as a Democrat in the 2016 general election, ultimately losing the party’s nomination to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He ran again in the 2020 election cycle but suspended his campaign before the primaries concluded, ceding the Democrats’ nomination to now-President Biden.
  • Tulsa County DA stabbed, police arrest daughter

    09/28/2022 3:29:06 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 2 replies
    TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office released an updated statement from District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler: “Unfortunately today, I found myself in a situation that I hoped would never happen. Fortunately, my injuries are such that I was able to go home. Thank you to everyone who expressed concern for me and my family. I am most appreciative of the response from the Tulsa Fire Department, EMSA, the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. I am also very grateful for the professionalism and care of the staff and doctors at Saint Francis Hospital in treating...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your help to keep this FReepathon moving. [Thread XC]

    09/28/2022 3:26:29 AM PDT · by Chris Robinson · 2 replies
    Prayers up. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control what we do or say. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of God,...
  • If Russia invades Ukraine, there will be no Nord Stream 2, Biden says

    09/28/2022 3:16:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 8, 2022
    WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday warned that if Russia invades Ukraine, there would be no Nord Stream 2, but did not specify how he would go about ensuring the controversial pipeline would not be used. Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Biden said, "If Russia invades... again, then there will be longer Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it." When asked how he would do that, he responded, "I promise you we will be able to do it." Europe's most divisive energy project, Nord Stream 2...
  • Today’s Cryptogram 

    09/28/2022 3:13:14 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 5 replies
  • BIDEN: "If Russia invades Ukraine there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring end to it"

    09/28/2022 3:12:54 AM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Joe Biden
  • New Space Station Photos Show North Korea at Night, Cloaked in Darkness [Communist countries don't need a hurricane to have a nationwide blackout]

    09/28/2022 2:36:06 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    February 27, 2014 ^ | National Geographic | Daniel Stone
    This night image of the Korean Peninsula shows that North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and China. PHOTOGRAPH BY EARTH SCIENCE & REMOTE SENSING UNITY, NASA JOHNSON SPACE CENTER North Korea's isolation is visible in new satellite photos that show the energy-bankrupt country at night. Since the mid-1990s, when fuel stopped flowing from the defunct Soviet Union to North Korea, the famously hermetic country has descended into darkness. Newly released photos taken from the International Space Station last month reveal just how energy bankrupt North Korea has become. The photos, and a time-lapse video of...
  • Ex-CIA officer says Putin is 'completely cornered' and the chances of his using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine are increasing 'by the day'

    09/28/2022 2:17:47 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 42 replies ^ | 9/28/2022 | Jake Epstein
    former CIA officer said Vladimir Putin had been backed into a corner over his war in Ukraine. Robert Baer told CNN the Russian leader was unlikely to deescalate, given all his setbacks. Baer also said the chances that Putin might turn to tactical nuclear weapons were increasing. As military setbacks in Ukraine force Russian President Vladimir Putin into a corner, one former CIA officer argues that the chances he might turn to nuclear weapons are increasing. "I think the chances of his de-escalating are close to zero," Robert Baer, a former CIA case officer, told CNN on Tuesday, adding that...
  • No one in physics dares say so, but the race to invent new particles is pointless

    09/28/2022 2:06:48 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 26 September 2022 | Sabine Hossenfelder
    In private, many physicists admit they do not believe the particles they are paid to search for exist – they do it because their colleagues are doing it..."As a former particle physicist, it saddens me to see that the field has become a factory for useless academic papers."
  • Slavery in [Arab] Palestine (1931 article)

    09/28/2022 1:28:27 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 3 replies
    JTA ^ | Feb 13, 1931
    Hassan Sidky el Dajani, a prominent Palestine Arab leader, publishes an open letter to the High Commissioner in the Arab organ, “Al Hayat”, declaring that it is not unusual for Arab female children in Palestine of ten years of age and under to be “hired out” for as many as 25 years at the rate of a pound a year. The Fellah sometimes has to sell his sons as slaves at the cheapest price in order to use the money to keep body and soul together, and to keep his wife alive, el Dajani writes. I have been with my...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil September 28, 2022 ~PRAYER~

    09/28/2022 1:28:24 AM PDT · by Norski · 6 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | September 28, 2022 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, Religious Freedom and the Media. "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. "Finally, brothers, rejoice. Set things in order. Be encouraged. Agree with one another. Be at peace. And the God...
  • Mayor Adams admits Bronx migrant tent camp may violate NYC right-to-shelter rules

    09/28/2022 1:27:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Daily News via Yahoo ^ | 9/27/22 | Michael Gartland, Chris Sommerfeldt
    Mayor Adams acknowledged Tuesday that his administration’s controversial migrant tent camp in the Bronx may violate local right-to-shelter rules that have tripped him up several times this summer as the city struggles to accommodate waves of Latin American asylum seekers. The decadesold right-to-shelter law requires the city to provide a bed to anyone who needs one, and also stipulates certain benchmark amenities, such as a set amount of space between beds and access to lockers, laundry and mail services. Amid an enormous influx of migrants in recent months, Adams has repeatedly said his administration must “reassess” the law, though he...
  • Today's Toons 9/28/22

    09/28/2022 1:23:50 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 3 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 9/28/22 | pookie18
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  • The speech that shook parliament

    09/28/2022 1:16:11 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Speech by Thierry Baudet, leader of Forum for Democracy, in the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament (States-General), 22 September 2022, during the series of formal speeches and debates following the King’s speech at the State opening of Parliament. The entire cabinet walked out of the Chamber when Baudet mentioned that the Finance Minister Sigrid Kaag had studied at St Antony's College Oxford and the Speaker then intervened to prevent Mr Baudet from completing his speech. Since the FVD leader was prevented from delivering his speech, on the say-so of the Speaker who represents the party of which Minister Kaag...
  • Germany sued over air pollution levels

    09/27/2022 11:55:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 26. Sep 2022, 06:58 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
    German citizens are suing their government over its failure to bring down air pollution levels to limits recommended by the world’s leading scientists. The seven claimants, supported by environmental organizations ClientEarth and Deutsche Umwelthilfe [German Environment Help], last week launched the case in the Federal Administrative Court — Germany’s highest court. They argue German law breaches their fundamental rights, since it allows air pollution levels to be four to five times higher than those the World Health Organization (WHO) deems acceptable. “Air pollution may not often be named the official cause of death, but it claims lives — and causes...