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  • All is not well for Ukraine

    01/24/2023 5:38:40 AM PST · by FarCenter · 50 replies
    The delivery of tanks, advanced air defense systems and potentially long-range ground-launched bombs may be a response to Ukraine’s dire requests, but it also brings with it a new load of problems. These hastily and urgently provided supplies indicate that all is not well in Kiev and that it is closer than ever to losing the war with Russia. These are not one-to-one replacements for equipment lost: Most of the delivered supplies aim to shift the fortunes of the war in favor of Ukraine. At least one of the projected weapons, a 100-mile ground-launched long-range bomb known as ATACMS, also...
  • And So It Begins: Digital Currency Becomes Possible in our Future

    12/17/2022 5:54:23 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Mises ^ | 12/13/2022 | Claudio Grass
    In mid-November, while the whole world was focused on the Ukraine crisis, the US midterms or whatever other “big story” the media decided was more important, a truly momentous shift took place in the global financial system. It might seem like a small step on the surface, but it has the potential to bring about a real and possibly irreversible sea change in the way we use money; or better said, the way it uses us. As Reuters reported on the 15th of November, “Global banking giants are starting a 12-week digital dollar pilot with the Federal Reserve Bank of...
  • Federal Reserve Launches Digital Dollar Initiative Days After Leading Cryptocurrency Firm Goes Under

    11/15/2022 5:25:22 PM PST · by bitt · 40 replies ^ | 11/15/2022 | Ben Zeisloft
    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York began a simulated digital currency initiative on Tuesday alongside multiple major banks as the cryptocurrency sector descends into chaos. The digital dollar simulation, which is slated to last for 12 weeks, will “experiment with the concept of a regulated liability network,” a concept for a financial market infrastructure that would facilitate “digital asset transactions that connect deposits held at regulated financial institutions using distributed ledger technology,” according to a press release from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Analysts will test the “feasibility of payments between financial institutions” using tokenized assets. Among...
  • Xi vows to back Kazakh 'sovereignty' in Central Asia power play

    09/15/2022 3:57:36 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 15 replies
    ALMATY -- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Kazakhstan for a state visit on Wednesday, his first known trip abroad since COVID-19 exploded in January 2020. Xi landed in Nur-Sultan, the Kazakh capital, in the afternoon, China's state media reported. A statement on Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's website offered few details but said the two sides discussed a range of cooperative projects. It also quoted Xi making a strong statement in support of Kazakhstan -- one that seemed likely to resonate in the context of neighboring Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "No matter how the international situation changes, we will continue...
  • FBI executes search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

    08/08/2022 4:02:13 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 367 replies
    CNN ^ | August 8, 2022 | CNN
    (CNN)The FBI executed a search warrant today at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the former President confirms to CNN.
  • From August 1, 2022: Cash transactions in Israel above NIS 6,000 illegal. Offenders face significant fines & those splitting payments can be jailed. Law also applies to checks.

    07/31/2022 3:45:24 AM PDT · by ChuckR163 · 51 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/25/22 | Y Rabinovitz
    Israel's Law on Reducing the Use of Cash came into force in 2019 and next week, on August 1, the threshold for cash transactions is set to drop from NIS 11,000 to just NIS 6,000.The best way to boil a frog is to do it slowly. The frogs will never know what happened.
  • Chess robot grabs and breaks finger of seven-year-old opponent

    07/25/2022 6:20:28 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jul 24, 2022 | Luke Harding, Jon Henly
    Played by humans, chess is a game of strategic thinking, calm concentration and patient intellectual endeavour. Violence does not usually come into it. The same, it seems, cannot always be said of machines. Last week, according to Russian media outlets, a chess-playing robot, apparently unsettled by the quick responses of a seven-year-old boy, unceremoniously grabbed and broke his finger during a match at the Moscow Open. “The robot broke the child’s finger,” Sergey Lazarev, president of the Moscow Chess Federation, told the TASS news agency after the incident, adding that the machine had played many previous exhibitions without upset. “This...
  • JUST IN - #Taiwan hit by widespread power outages affecting Taipei, the capital, and Kaohsiung, the second biggest city.

    03/02/2022 6:20:30 PM PST · by BusterDog · 62 replies
    twitter ^ | 3/2/22 | DiscloseTV
    JUST IN - #Taiwan hit by widespread power outages affecting Taipei, the capital, and Kaohsiung, the second biggest city.— (@disclosetv) March 3, 2022
  • Spike in autoimmune diseases blamed on fast food: scientists

    01/10/2022 5:40:31 PM PST · by Trillian · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 10, 2022 | Hannah Sparks
    Disorders of the immune system are on the rise everywhere thanks to the global popularity of the so-called Western diet. Autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have spiked in recent decades, according to scientists James Lee and Carola Vineusa at London’s Francis Crick Institute. Lee and Vineusa have devoted their study to investigating the cause of such illness, which they believe can be blamed on the recent pervasiveness of fast foods, which “lack certain important ingredients.” “Numbers of autoimmune cases began to increase about 40 years ago in the West,” Lee...
  • Protests Erupt as Italy Becomes First Nation to Mandate Vaccine Pass for All Workers

    10/15/2021 9:35:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 10/15/2021 | Thomas D Williams
    ROME — Italy’s universal vaccine mandate for workers went into effect Friday, triggering countrywide strikes and protest rallies. In the northern city of Trieste, for example, over 5,000 protesters flooded the port and rejected offers of free coronavirus tests while in Genoa the ferry terminal as well as the international airport terminal have been blocked by large anti-Green Pass manifestations. Along with strikes, employers are reporting unusually high numbers of workers calling in sick, Italian media report. Some 80 percent of Italians have received the vaccine, along with the four and a half million who have been infected with coronavirus...
  • Ohio Judge Orders Man to Obtain COVID-19 Vaccine

    08/11/2021 7:02:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 8/10/2021 | Madeline Leesman
    On Wednesday, an Ohio judge ordered a man to get the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of his probation. During the sentencing hearing for 21-year-old Brandon Rutherford, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Wagner ordered Rutherford to provide proof of getting the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of his Community Control following his recent drug conviction. According to Cincinnati-based station WCPO, Rutherford appeared at his hearing wearing a face mask due to the COVID-19 numbers climbing. Wagner then asked him if he was vaccinated and planned on getting vaccinated. Rutherford answered no to both questions. As a result, Wagner...
  • French Law Would Ban People Who Don’t Get COVID Vaccine From Using Public Transport

    12/22/2020 11:35:30 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    Summit News ^ | Paul Joseph Watson
    People in France who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine will be banned from using public transport and engaging in other activities under a newly introduced law.The law, which is set to be submitted to parliament, mandates that citizens have proof of a negative COVID test or “preventative treatment, including the administration of a vaccine” in order to “access transport or to some locations, as well as certain activities.”The law has sparked “angry protests from opposition politicians,” according to AFP.France’s vaccination program, which is set to get underway on Sunday, will not be mandatory, but a whopping 55% of citizens...
  • RUMORS SWIRLING: President Trump’s Recent Actions Indicate Something HUGE Is About to Drop

    08/09/2020 8:33:53 AM PDT · by bitt · 150 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 8/8/2020 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump’s recent actions indicate the time may be very close where the Deep State and the Obama gang might finally have to face the music. On Friday we reported that President Trump spoke to workers at a Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio, to tout his efforts to restore America’s manufacturing base. During the speech Trump also spoke about his work to reform prescription drug pricing by the pharmaceutical industry. While speaking about reducing drug prices by cutting out the middlemen, Trump dropped this line saying, “So, I have a lot of enemies out there. This might be the last...
  • Mueller’s Report Ends ‘WitchHunt’ But What’s About To Unfold Is The Real Story

    04/18/2019 12:51:41 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 119 replies
    Sara ^ | April 18, 2019 | Sara Carter
    Attorney General William Barr stressed Thursday during his press conference that although Special counsel Robert Mueller detailed 10 “episodes” involving actions by President Trump that might have constituted obstruction of justice, neither the DOJ, nor Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein believed those actions violated the law. Barr said based on the evidence that Trump’s action had “non-corrupt motives.” The redacted version of Mueller’s report was released late Thursday. The very few redactions in the behemoth report show the reasons for the decisions, which were based on recommendations made by the intelligence community, DOJ and Mueller prosecutors to protect classified information,...
  • Trump lashes out at Senate intel committee, suggests investigating news networks

    10/05/2017 2:47:20 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 10/5/17 | Sally Persons
    President Trump lashed out at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, suggesting they should investigate news networks instead of his campaign. “Why Isn’t the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!” Mr. Trumptweeted. Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner announced Wednesday that their investigation showed Russia tried to interfere with the 2016 election, but that the outcome was correct. They said their investigation has expanded as a result of the new revelations, and cautioned they could not comment about...
  • And So It Begins: "FILIAL CORRECTION OF POPE FRANCIS For the Propagation of Heresies"

    09/23/2017 3:48:11 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 19 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 23, 2017 | See Signatories
    RORATE Note: There will many Catholics, even traditionalists, whose first defeatist reaction will be to belittle this effort. But the wise, the learned in history, will understand that this is just the first part, the first piece of the puzzle, with next steps still to come in a long and extended process. This first step is an initiative of a theological nature that will likely lead, God willing, to an initiative of a canonical nature from those who have the mandate to act. And so it begins: __________________________________ Documents contained below: * (1) Filial Correction on Account of the Propagation...
  • Rep. Mark Walker says gunman [wanted] 'to kill as many Republican members as possible'

    06/14/2017 6:51:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 133 replies
    theweek ^ | 6/14/17
    Shortly after the shooting Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) told NBC News that it appeared the "gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible." Walker, who was at the practice for the upcoming annual congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, confirmed he was "shaken but okay." Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) recounted an "odd" encounter he had as he was leaving the field just minutes before the shooting: "There was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there, and it was just...
  • UNDER ATTACK: House Majority Whip Scalise And His Staff Have Been Shot

    06/14/2017 5:50:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 169 replies ^ | June 14, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Republican Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot early Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia while practicing for the Congressional baseball game at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. Scalise was shot in the hip and is reportedly in stable condition. His staffers and two Capitol Police officers were also shot. At least five people were hit. "He was dragging his body from second base to the infield to get away fro the shooter," Rep. Mo Brooks, who was at the scene and applied a tourniquet to Scalise, described to CNN. "My adrenaline is raging. It's never easy when everyone around...
  • Steve Scalise shot in Virginia, aide also hit

    06/14/2017 5:09:28 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/4/2017
    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and at least one other aide was also hit in the chest by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed. Police tweeted they "believed" the gunman was in custody. Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was dead. He said a staffer used a belt as a tourniquet to stop Scalise's bleeding. Display nothing; This is on Publish with no configured Image The shots were reported on East Monroe Street in Del Ray, Alexandria police said...
  • Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices

    12/11/2016 4:45:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 45 replies ^ | December 11, 2016 | Ali Meyer
    Measure intended to protect people with disabilities who have wandered away A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power. In 2008, Kevin Curtis Wills, a 9-year-old boy with autism, jumped into a river near a park and drowned. In 2014, a 14-year-old boy with autism, Avonte Oquendo, left his school and drowned in a river. Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.), who chairs the Congressional Autism Caucus and the Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force, introduced a...