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  • Evoking Castro, Putin and Cuban Leader Pledge to Deepen Ties

    12/05/2022 2:22:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel unveiled a monument in a north Moscow square on Tuesday to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, pledging to deepen their friendship in the face of U.S. sanctions against both countries. SNIP But Putin evoked his memory as he told Diaz-Canel the two countries needed to build on the "solid foundation of friendship" established between Castro and Soviet leaders. "It's a real work of art - dynamic, in motion, moving forward. It creates the image of a fighter," Putin said of the statue, which portrays Castro gazing into the distance with...
  • Russians flattening Ukraine

    12/04/2022 12:32:25 PM PST · by ganeemead · 100 replies
    Ukraine being flattened by weapons that have no western equivalents.
  • Kamala Harris Tells Philippines U.S. Will Defend Against Chinese Aggression

    11/23/2022 5:56:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2022 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Vice President Kamala Harris said during her first official visit to the Philippines on Monday the United States will honor a 1951 bilateral defense treaty and defend Filipino ships against Chinese aggression in the South China Sea. The issue is pertinent because the Philippines on Monday accused China of using force to retrieve debris from a rocket near the contested Spratly Islands.
  • Oregon gun sales skyrocket after voters approve Measure 114

    11/16/2022 9:02:31 PM PST · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    KGW ^ | 11/16/2022 | Pat Dooris, Jamie Parfitt
    Oregon voters narrowly passed Measure 114 this midterm election, which will require permits and firearms training before new gun purchases and ban high-capacity magazines. The Oregon Secretary of State's office said that it will take effect in just over three weeks — on Thursday, December 8. . . . . . OSP said that during the week of the election alone, there were over 18,000 transactions. As a result, there's now a considerable backlog for these background checks on people trying to buy guns. There was a big backlog right after COVID-19 restrictions took effect in early 2020, and it...
  • EUROPE GAS-Prices fall on weak demand, mild weather, steady LNG arrivals

    10/18/2022 10:52:13 AM PDT · by Hamiltonian · 59 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 18 October 2022
    LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Dutch and British wholesale gas fell on Tuesday as low demand due to warmer-than-usual weather and ample supply due to the steady arrival of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers put pressure on prices.The benchmark front-month Dutch contract dropped for the fifth consecutive trading day and was down 13.50 euros at 116.50 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) by 0858 GMT, the lowest level since mid-June.The British day-ahead contract fell by 23.00 pence to 35.00 pence per therm"Weak demand and comfortable supply continue to exert strong downward pressure. New weather forecasts pointing to warmer temperatures provide additional...
  • Ukraine Frantically Tries to Walk Back Zelensky Call for ‘Preemptive Strikes’ on Russia

    10/07/2022 7:55:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/07/2022 | Frances Martel
    The presidential press office of Ukraine accused global media outlets of “nuclear hysteria” on Thursday for sharing remarks made by President Volodymyr Zelensky in which he asked the world for “preemptive strikes” on Russia to avoid nuclear war. Zelensky made the remarks during a question and answer session with the Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank, on Thursday, asserting that NATO had a responsibility to “make it impossible for Russia to use nuclear weapons.
  • Wave Of German Insolvencies Picks Up Speed…”Tenfold Increase in Gas, Electricity Prices”

    09/15/2022 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies ^ | 2022 September 11 | P Gosselin
    As Germany’s electricity and natural gas prices soar, a wave of companies – some having a long tradition – are filing insolvency. Many midsize companies rely on natural gas as a source of energy, but prices have multiplied since early this year. Blackout News here reports toilet paper maker Hakle has filed for insolvency, citing “increased energy costs”.“Tenfold increase in gas and electricity prices”Others include shoe retailer Görtz, who cite low sales as consumers cut back on their discretionary spending, and automobile supplier Dr. Schneider. Steel producer ArcelorMittal in Hamburg und Bremen are also following.“With a tenfold increase in gas...
  • AARP Membership?

    09/15/2022 10:03:18 AM PDT · by far sider · 78 replies
    My wife has been wanting us to join AARP for some kind of prescription or medical benefit. I don't want to because....AARP. Is this a good idea financially? Does AMAC have anything comparable? Thanks.
  • John Fetterman’s Radical Marxist Wife Is the REAL Play They’re Making for the Senate

    09/14/2022 10:39:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies
    America First Report ^ | 09/14/2022 | JD Rucker
    Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman isn’t really running for U.S. Senate. He’s on the ballot. He’s doing some campaign stops. He’s dodging a debate against Dr. Mehmet Oz. But he’s just a placeholder. The real candidate that nobody outside of the powerbrokers in the Democrat Party know about is his radical leftist wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman. The official candidate has been making the news lately with his odd behavior. Just before the primary election, he suffered a stroke and was away from the public eye for over a month. But now that he’s back on the campaign trail, a whole...
  • Teacher Fired After Refusing To Use Student ‘Pronouns’ - School Just Handed Big Defeat

    09/06/2022 12:32:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    24News ^ | 09-06-2022 | Samantha Foster
    by Samantha Foster | 24NewsPamela Ricard was a math teacher at Fort Riley Middle School. She was reprimanded then suspended after challenging a school district policy requiring faculty to use a student’s preferred name and "prounoun" while addressing the student, and forcing them to hide the student’s social transition from their parents but use the student’s legal name when speaking to parents. Ricard refused, asserting that the school policy violated her conscience.Administrators at Fort Riley Middle School retaliated when Ricard asserted that a teacher should refer to students by their legal name and pronouns that corresponded with their biological sex.They...
  • Liz Truss Becomes PM – Dark Day for Britain

    09/05/2022 1:52:20 PM PDT · by delta7 · 56 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 5 Sep 22 | Martin Armstrong
    Liz Truss has been made Prime Minister of Britain. This was expected, but also the darkest day possible for Britain. Previously, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace had backed Liz Truss’ view that Russian forces must be pushed out of “the whole of Ukraine” – and suggested this should include Crimea. Even the Guardian at the time had accused Liz Truss’ position was “recklessly inflaming Ukraine’s war to serve her own ambition.” Meanwhile, in Russia, this was playing out on TV endorsing World War III. Everything that can possibly point to war is unfolding before our eyes. There are no peacemakers...
  • Test scores show how teacher’s union head Randi Weingarten damaged an entire generation of kids

    09/03/2022 3:45:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2022 | Karol Markowicz
    In a surprise to nearly no one, children’s reading and math scores have plummeted. National Assessment of Educational Progress, nicknamed “the nation’s report card,” results show the first-ever drop in math and the largest drop in reading in more than 30 years. Black children had an even bigger collapse in scores. Decades of educational progress undone. Poof. Horrific. Stupid. Unnecessary. We know the school closures did this. It wasn’t the COVID virus. It was the hyper-political reaction, from the left, on reopening schools during the pandemic. The orders came from the top. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued...
  • Nicaragua, Taiwan and the Vatican silences

    08/08/2022 6:32:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Info Vatican via Google Translate ^ | August 8, 2022 | Carlos Esteban
    Nicaragua, Taiwan and the Vatican silencesNicaragua's tyrannical regime lashes out at Catholics and even holds a cardinal captive, and Taiwan's ambassador to the Holy See warns of China's preparations to invade the island. The response in the Vatican, so prodigal in defending dead Canadian Indians and obscure tribes of Southeast Asia, is silence.
  • Debris from uncontrolled, 23-ton Chinese rocket falls to Earth

    07/30/2022 11:23:06 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 24 replies
    massive Chinese booster rocket fell uncontrolled to Earth on Saturday and landed over the Indian Ocean, according to U.S. Space Command. The booster is part of the 23-ton Long March 5B-Y3 rocket — China’s most powerful — that carried the Wentian module to China’s orbiting space station, aboard which three astronauts currently reside. China decided not to guide the booster back through the atmosphere. Aerospace Corporation, a nonprofit space research organization, predicted the booster would hit earth around 1:08 p.m. Eastern time, give or take an hour. According to The New York Times, you have a better chance of winning...
  • At Least 3 Shot at Car Show in Gun-Controlled California

    07/26/2022 3:45:10 AM PDT · by Macky Cracklins · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07.25.2022 | AWR Hawkins
    At least three people were shot Sunday afternoon at a car show at Peck Park in San Pedro, California. ABC7 reports that the incident occurred just before 4 p.m. CBS News notes seven victims were injured in total, at least three of whom are shooting victims. Two of the gunshot victims, a man and a woman, were transported to the hospital in critical condition. CBS LA’s Laurie Perez tweeted about the incident
  • The FSB of Russia disrupted the operation of Ukraine to hijack the planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which was supervised by the NATO special services.

    07/25/2022 3:36:10 PM PDT · by Cathi · 59 replies
    Tass ^ | July 25, 2022 | Tass
    MOSCOW, 25 July. /TASS/. The FSB of Russia disrupted the operation of the Ukrainian military intelligence to hijack the planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which was supervised by the NATO special services. This was reported to TASS on Monday at the Center for Public Relations (CSP) of the FSB of Russia. "The Federal Security Service uncovered and stopped the operation of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine to hijack combat aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces, supervised by NATO special services," the CSO noted. The FSB reported that "Ukrainian military intelligence officers, acting on...
  • Republicans and Dems get into fierce debate on assault weapons ban: GOP Senators say Indiana Good Samaritan mall shooting shows why guns ARE needed as activist David Hogg gets KICKED OUT

    07/20/2022 4:43:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 20, 2022 | Morgan Phillips
    Gun control was yet again a key focus on Capitol Hill Wednesday when the Senate Judiciary Committee debated mass shootings and the House Judiciary marked up an assault weapons ban for the first time in two decades. The Democratic-controlled House panel debated legislation that would ban certain assault-style rifles like the ones used in a recent spate of mass shootings while their Republican colleagues argued doing so would make communities less safe by leaving law-abiding citizens unarmed in dangerous situations. The House Judiciary is also debating a second bill that would lift immunity for gun manufacturers, allowing them to be...
  • U.S. signs off on American Airlines flights to Cuba

    07/14/2022 3:00:49 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | 7/14/22 | UPI
    July 14 (UPI) -- The United States has approved a request from American Airlines to resume passenger flights to Cuba, the latest measure by the Biden administration to improve relations with Cuban citizens.
  • Biden won’t fight inflation because he doesn’t want to anger unions and greenies

    07/13/2022 5:13:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 13, 2022 | Brian Riedl
    Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the surging inflation tearing through the economy is how little the White House and Congressional leaders seem to care. The latest inflation report is brutal. Prices are up 9.1% over the past year — the highest rate since 1981. While many experts keep predicting inflation to slow down, the June rate soared at an annualized rate of nearly 17%. Nearly all parts of the economy are buckling under rising prices. Price increases in the past year have leaped for groceries (12%), gas (60%), electricity (14%), new cars (11%), and flights (34%). Over the past...
  • US watching ‘very closely’ for signs of Chinese attack on Taiwan, says genera

    07/03/2022 3:02:48 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 77 replies ^ | 7/3/2022 | Namita Singh
    The US is watching “very, very closely” for signs of an attack by China on Taiwan, the chief of the US military has said. “There’s no indications or warnings of anything imminent at this time,” General Mark Milley, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, told BBC News. “But again, we watch it very, very closely.” He said that a decision to attack by Beijing would be a “political” and policy choice, and based on China’s view of the “cost risk-benefit at the time”, as he acknowledged the repeated threats made by president Xi Jinping to reclaim the...