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  • Avdiivka, The Most Heavily Fortified City On The Entire Planet, Has Officially Fallen to the Russians.

    02/17/2024 7:36:36 PM PST · by davikkm · 42 replies
    Avdeevka…. From where the Ukrainian Army has shelled the rebel civilians of Donetsk City for TEN YEARS, has fallen to the Russians after ten years, with many reports of the Ukrainian forces in an absolute rout. There are going to be lots of tactical, strategic, and political implications from this that we will see over the next days and weeks. There are reportedly few Ukrainian defenses behind Avdeevka, the Ukrainians put all their eggs into one basket, counting on the deep Soviet-era nuclear bunker system, and defenses built since the end of the civil war to make it impregnable.
  • Why It's Important for Americans to Understand Mexico

    02/16/2024 8:32:29 AM PST · by River Hawk · 28 replies
    Border Hawk Blog ^ | Feb. 15th, 2024 | Allan Wall
    Mexico is our next-door neighbor but it seems many Americans are not well-informed about it. Wrong and outdated impressions of Mexico affect our policymakers as well. This is particularly true regarding border and immigration policy. Americans think of Mexico as a poor country. And it is, compared to the United States. But Mexico is wealthier and has a higher standard of living than most countries in Latin America and Africa. There are, of course, many poor Mexicans. But doesn’t Mexico itself, with all its wealth, have a responsibility to help its own poor people? In the U.S., any meddling perpetrated...
  • Close Airbnb loopholes to prioritize housing for San Diego’s homeless, tackling the growing crisis effectively.

    02/13/2024 1:06:44 PM PST · by davikkm · 19 replies
    As the housing crisis deepens, the corrosive impact of Airbnb on communities becomes increasingly evident. With over 1,000 San Diegans falling into homelessness each month, the question arises: How many Airbnb properties sit empty, exacerbating the crisis? Complicating matters further is a colossal loophole in the ordinance meant to regulate short-term rentals (STRs). While cracking down on Airbnb alone may not be a catchall solution, it’s undeniable that taking thousands of residential units offline hampers efforts to meet housing goals.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 2/5/2024 Secret Meeting Between Dutch Parties Seeking To Form New Gov't, Hungary's Parliament Stalls On Sweden NATO Membership, Ukraine's Top General Sacked

    02/05/2024 7:34:23 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/5/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    A warning about an "incident" being called an "attack" off the west coast of Yemen... The US Central Command says US forces destroyed two "explosive uncrewed surface vehicles" in Yemen... Torrential rains, flooding and evacuations in Southern California... "I think that the commitment of those parties that are now negotiating must be really to come to an agreement together. Because that's what's best for the Netherlands!"..."X" Social Media Post of Dutch Party of Freedom leader Geert Wilders...The four political parties expected to form the next Dutch government held a secret meeting... Retail fast food giant McDonalds impacted by the Israel-Hamas...
  • Warning Bells Ring as Market Concentration Hits Record High: Is the Euphoria Sustainable?

    02/04/2024 6:32:23 PM PST · by davikkm · 19 replies
    In the ever-evolving landscape of financial markets, a red flag is waving high as market concentration risk reaches an unprecedented peak. The Top 10 stocks in the Russell 1000 now hold a staggering 31.3% of the index, marking a historic high and raising questions about the sustainability of the current market euphoria. The earnings gap between Mega Cap Tech Stocks and Small Caps has widened to an all-time high, creating a stark dichotomy in the performance of different segments of the market. As history unfolds, it’s vital to pay heed to the lessons of the past, where the most significant...
  • Nvidia’s Skyrocketing Trajectory: Deja Vu of Dot Com Bubble… A Perilous Paradox Unfolding?

    02/01/2024 8:56:43 AM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    Embarking on a narrative journey that transcends time, we unravel the captivating parallels between Nvidia’s meteoric rise and the cautionary tale of Cisco in 2000. If projections hold, Nvidia could transform into a $7.5 trillion behemoth within a year, evoking haunting memories of the Dot Com bubble. March 2000 witnessed a similar saga with Cisco, and as history beckons, we ponder the unheeded warnings of the past. The charts, valuations, and a sense of unstoppable growth—all echo a familiar tune. Is this a prelude to another tech bubble burst?
  • Global Deployment of AI Cameras Raises Privacy and Control Worries

    01/23/2024 6:09:15 AM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    In a news alert, multiple countries are implementing an extensive rollout of new AI cameras designed to automatically detect various violations. This development has raised concerns about the potential misuse of such surveillance systems. Speculations suggest that these AI cameras might be leveraged for enforcing health protocols like mask rules, social distancing, and even vaccine mandates. Explore the implications of this technology in this unfolding scenario.
  • Supreme Court Allows Removal of Razor Wire on US-Mexico Border in Divisive 5-4 Vote

    01/22/2024 1:25:53 PM PST · by davikkm · 89 replies
    I can't help but feel deeply frustrated by this recent Supreme Court decision, where a slim 5-4 majority has given the green light to federal agents to cut the razor wire installed by Texas along the US-Mexico border. It's not just about the wire; it's about the fundamental responsibility of those in power to ensure the safety and well-being of American citizens. The decision seems to undermine the very essence of border security, and it leaves me questioning the commitment of our leaders to enforce the laws that are meant to protect us. The border is not just a line...
  • EVs are basically useless in the cold.

    01/16/2024 10:18:18 AM PST · by davikkm · 59 replies
    As an electrical engineer, the most glaring problem with EVs is that we simply do not have the grid capacity to power a national EV fleet. A few months ago some colleagues and I did the analysis for California – Australia is similar. In order to create the same “power to wheels” as currently provided by gasoline and diesel, California would need to double its generation capacity.
  • Signs the economy is slipping fast…

    01/15/2024 9:32:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    This is directly related to observations about the economy, at least in middle Tennessee where I live. Precious metals should see robust influx of investments, as the weaker economy negatively impacts jobs, incomes, disposable income, consumer spending and ultimately personal security… citizens abilities to provide themselves with the basics of food, shelter and general comfort. My observations are not related to reports from the news, etc… these are personal observations.
  • Are People Finally Waking Up on Vaccines?

    01/08/2024 5:56:12 PM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    A recent article in Epoch Times (which is basically US gov. sponsored propaganda) caught my attention. The more you look into vaccines, the more you uncover the truth. They never worked. The massive improvement in sanitation starting at the beginning of the 20th century in the developed world helped eradicate smallpox, not the vaccine. Even the CDC quietly admits this.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 1/7/2023 Deal On More Federal Spending In 2024, Anti-Netanyahu Spin From Biden Officials, US Defense Secretary Remains In Hospital, Blinken Mid-East Tour

    01/07/2024 10:01:14 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/7/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    A three-year-old Palestinian child in a car killed by Israeli security forces in what is being called an accident... Explosions reported in the Odessa Region of Ukraine... The British newspaper "The Telegraph" describes Hamas 'using massive stockpile of Chinese weaponry'... Libya reports production at its largest oil field suspended... In Washington DC the Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in agreement on a 'top line' for federal government spending...The 'deal' opens up more support for Ukraine... Farmers set to protest in Germany... Inside Israel's cabinet meeting today debate over fewer firearms being available for...
  • Tucker Carlson Video: Bret Weinstein Exposes the World Health Organization’s Dark Agenda

    01/08/2024 1:31:48 AM PST · by spirited irish · 11 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 1/24 | Tucker Carlson
    Tucker Carlson and Bret Weinstein discuss Big Pharma and the World Health Organization’s dark agenda.Big Pharma is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland along with the other Global NWO pillars such as WEF. This is the head of the beast that desires to devour the world and its people. Its body coils throughout evil Western and American governments.
  • Amazon, 50 Lawyers, and the Department of Justice Teamed Up to Annihilate a Family

    01/07/2024 7:11:58 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 64 replies
    America First Report ^ | 1-7-24 | J.D. Rucker
    For four years, Amy Nelson and her family have endured one of the most disgusting abuses of power and privilege we’ve seen waged against an American family. It involves mega-retailer Amazon, their team of fifty attorneys, and the Department of Justice. In short, the Nelson family have been targeted for complete financial destruction. Seizures have been made. Threats continue incessantly. All the while, no charges have been filed and all of the evidence points to the Nelsons being innocent. ...
  • Gen Z is Spiritually Illiterate and Abandoning Church: How Did We Get Here?

    01/07/2024 1:46:34 AM PST · by spirited irish · 43 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2019 | Tessa Landrum
    Our society is in the midst of a massive cultural shift. According to the Barna Group, “rates of church attendance, religious affiliation, belief in God, prayer and Bible-reading have been dropping for decades. Americans’ beliefs are becoming more post-Christian and, concurrently, religious identity is changing.”This is the environment in which Generation Z is growing up.
  • Anti-Humans Are on the March — and They Want You Gone

    01/06/2024 1:51:06 AM PST · by spirited irish · 44 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 1/24 | Selwyn Duke
    After it was asserted that cow flatulence contributes to “global warming,” some greentopians concluded that all animal agriculture should be ended; this, of course, means eliminating most of the cows on Earth. Given this, with a new study claiming that human breathing also contributes to global warming, should most of our planet’s people be gone, too?Actually, this has already been suggested, with a World Economic Forum (WEF) advisor saying last year that we “don’t need the vast majority of the population” and that there was a growing class of “useless people.”
  • This is Why People Refuse to Pay For Stream Services Anymore

    01/05/2024 10:38:59 AM PST · by davikkm · 75 replies
    The idea of paying for cable was that there wouldn’t be ads. Then the ads came, but there was around five minutes of ads for an hour of content. Then it went to ten minutes for a half hour. In 2023, there are now ten minutes of ads for every ten minutes of content. What was a 90 minute movie is now strung out to three hours on a channel.
  • People Are Blown Away By The Remarkable Mimicry Talents of This European Starling

    01/04/2024 10:51:35 AM PST · by allen592 · 6 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | January 03, 2024 | James Alain L.
    When it comes to birds with the gift of mimicry, parrots usually steal the show. However, there is a common bird native to the UK that has proven to be just as talented in this area. The European starling has astounded people worldwide with its remarkable ability to mimic various sounds, including the human voice. In a video shared by Nature Is Amazing on Twitter, viewers are treated to an incredible display of this bird's mimicry skills. With over six million views and six thousand bookmarks, it's evident that people are truly blown away by this unique talent.
  • Neighbor Sees Piles Of 'Little Rags' On Rooftop — And Realizes They're Alive

    01/03/2024 1:00:02 PM PST · by allen592 · 8 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | January 03, 2024 | James Alain L.
    In the bustling streets of Mexico City, two dogs named Terry and his brother endured a life of neglect and suffering. Chained to a rooftop for over two years, they were left exposed to the harsh elements and barely resembled the lively animals they once were. However, fate had other plans in store for them. A concerned neighbor noticed their plight and took action, leading to a heartwarming dog rescue story that touched the hearts of many.
  • 1946: William Joyce, Lord Haw-Haw

    01/03/2024 10:42:18 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies ^ | January 3rd, 2009 | Headsman
    On this date in 1946, fascist William Joyce, famous by the nickname “Lord Haw-Haw” for his English-language Nazi propaganda broadcasts, was hanged at Wandsworth Prison for treason. As a pugilistic young anti-Semite with the unusual credential of being a Unionist Irish Catholic, Joyce had been a moving spirit in the interwar British fascist party. (Since audio broadcasts would define Joyce’s life, it seems appropriate to refer the reader for a fuller biography to this recent Oxford biography podcast.) But because time loves a good laugh, it had the guy haranguing his countrymen for insufficient patriotism marked out for the last...