Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2024 Fundraising Target: $81,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $33,250
41%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 41%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: duh

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Biden admin isn’t fully convinced Ukraine can win, even with new aid

    04/28/2024 7:00:22 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/24/2024 | ALEXANDER WARD
    Despite the time and political capital spent on the $60 billion aid for Ukraine, some Biden administration officials are skeptical it’s enough for Ukraine to win its two-year war with Russia. Battlefield dynamics have shifted a lot in the last few months, partly because Ukraine ran low on weaponry and ammunition while Congress debated authorizing more aid, according to three U.S. officials, all granted anonymity to detail sensitive internal thinking. During that period, Ukraine struggled to maintain eastern territory, though Russia didn’t make significant gains, either. Russia maintains a manpower and weapons advantage, and it would take a lot to...
  • Is the CIA America's '1984'-style 'Big Brother'?

    04/05/2024 11:31:08 AM PDT · by xoxox · 19 replies
    WND News Center ^ | April 2, 2024 at 3:12pm | Richard Blakley
    In George Orwell's famous novel, "1984," an oppressive government – symbolized by the phrase "Big Brother" – is continually spying on everyone and manipulating how and what they think. In many ways, today's Central Intelligence Agency seems to be America's version of "Big Brother" – or perhaps even to exceed it. By multiple reliable accounts, the CIA has been involved in everything from manipulating the media, to trafficking drugs, to flipping governments, to controlling Hollywood, even to participating in the assassination of a U.S. president. And of course, spying on Americans.
  • Why Are Central Banks Buying Gold?

    04/03/2024 7:14:39 AM PDT · by delta7 · 12 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 3 Apr 24 | Martin Armstrong
    Investors’ curiosity has peaked as central banks are increasing their gold purchases. We are not going back to a Bretton Woods type situation and that is not the issue. You must understand that gold is neutral. Central banks are buying gold because the Neocons have weaponized the dollar. Russia was removed from the SWIFT system, and private citizens’ assets were confiscated. When Russian assets were removed from SWIFT, a threat to the world was issued to say, “Hey, if you don’t do what we tell you to do, we will take you out of SWIFT.” This is not the end...
  • Ukraine Can’t Win the War

    03/02/2024 10:01:14 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    Time ^ | FEBRUARY 24, 2024 | ANATOL LIEVEN
    The long-awaited counteroffensive last year failed. Russia has recaptured Avdiivka, its biggest war gain in nine months. President Volodymyr Zelensky has been forced to quietly acknowledge the new military reality. The Biden Administration’s strategy is now to sustain Ukrainian defense until after the U.S. presidential elections, in the hope of wearing down Russian forces in a long war of attrition. This strategy seems sensible enough, but contains one crucially important implication and one potentially disastrous flaw, which are not yet being seriously addressed in public debates in the West or Ukraine. The implication of Ukraine standing indefinitely on the defensive—even...
  • Putin threatens to go nuclear — because his military is suffering badly in Ukraine

    02/26/2024 1:07:28 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 25, 2024 | Jonathan Sweet and Mark Toth
    But upcoming Biden administration and German decisions concerning the deployment of precision deep-strike weapons — namely ATACMS and the Taurus cruise missile — are likely weighing heavily on Putin’s mind, along with the coming introduction of F-16 fighter jets. Ditto bilateral security guarantees, some signed just days ago, with the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, Italy and Canada — and Sweden’s and Britain’s announcements last week of additional military assistance. Europe is not giving up on Ukraine. Propaganda wins aside, it was a losing week for Putin... As many as 65 soldiers from Russia’s 39th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade...
  • More Snow? Less Snow? No Snow? Climate Change Does It All According to NYT

    01/17/2024 5:54:54 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/15/24 | David Strom
    Did it snow a lot in your neck of the woods? Climate change! Are you seeing less snow this year? Climate change did that, too. <[> You may never see snow again, we predict. Climate change means that too. In the space of two weeks, the New York Times has stories that say climate change will end snow forever, reduce the amount of snow somewhat, or cause more snow than ever before.
  • NATO chief warns of ‘bad news’ from Ukraine

    12/03/2023 9:44:57 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 99 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/03/2023 | Bjarkr Smith-Meyer
    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned that the Western military alliance should be ready for bad news from the Ukrainian front as Kyiv continues to defend against Russia's all-out invasion. "Wars develop in phases," Stoltenberg said in an interview Saturday with German broadcaster ARD. "We have to support Ukraine in both good and bad times," he said. "We should also be prepared for bad news,” Stoltenberg added, without being more specific. His comments come as Western allies debate over ammunition and financial aid for Ukraine, and as Moscow boosts its troop levels. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday...
  • COVID Reinfections Clear Faster, Including In Unvaccinated People: Study

    10/09/2023 9:19:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/09/2023 | Zachary Steiber
    Reinfections cleared faster than initial COVID-19 infections, including among people who never received a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new study.Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (purple) infected with a variant strain of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (pink), isolated from a patient sample. (NIAID via The Epoch Times)People infected with COVID-19 for a second time cleared the illness a mean of 6.6 days, compared with a mean of 9.3 days for the initial infection, U.S. and British researchers reported in the paper.Researchers drew the findings from 1,796 first infections and 193 second infections.The difference held for a subset of 71...
  • Why Does The Doctor Hold Your Testicles And Ask You To Cough During A Physical?

    09/23/2023 11:02:39 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 68 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 8/18/16 | Medical Daily
    Medical exams are an important part of our health regimen, and most aspects of it are pretty painless. However, there’s one part of the physical that remains as confusing as it is uncomfortable, no matter how old you get: The testicle exam. When a doctor holds your testicles and asks you to cough, they are checking for a hernia — specifically the intestines pushing through into your testicles. A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place, and although they are most common in the abdomen, according to Healthline,...
  • Early Intelligence Suggests Prigozhin Was Assassinated, U.S. Officials Say

    08/24/2023 11:27:28 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    https://www.wsj.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2023 | Michael Gordon, Warren Strobel, Matthew Luxmoore, Alan Cullison
    Preliminary findings indicate it wasn’t surface-to-air missile that took down Wagner leader’s plane. The plane carrying Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner paramilitary group, crashed as the result of an assassination plot but wasn’t shot down by a surface-to-air missile, U.S. officials said. The preliminary U.S. government assessments, which officials stressed are incomplete, suggest that a bomb exploded on the aircraft or that some other form of sabotage caused the crash northwest of Moscow.
  • USAF Chief Says AI-Drone Killed Human Operator During Simulation Test: Report

    06/01/2023 5:05:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Jun 1, 2023 | Brandon Drey
    The U.S. Air Force warned military units against heavy reliance on autonomous weapons systems last month after a simulated test conducted by the service branch using an AI-enabled drone killed its human operator.The Skynet-like incident was detailed by the USAF’s Chief of AI Test and Operations, Col. Tucker’ Cinco’ Hamilton, at the Future Combat Air and Space Capabilities Summit held in London between May 23 and 24, who said the drone that was tasked to destroy specific targets during the simulation turned on the operator after they became an obstacle to its mission. Hamilton pointed out the hazards of using...
  • Former Deputy National Security Advisor Claims FBI, CIA, and DOJ Will Rig 2024 Presidential Election After Successfully Rigging 2016 and 2020 Elections (VIDEO)

    05/21/2023 5:41:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May. 21, 2023 4:20 pm | Jim Hoft
    Former deputy national security adviser under former President Donald Trump, K. T. McFarland, joined Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street on Friday to discuss the Durham Report and others.In a stunning allegation, McFarland said that the FBI, Justice Department, and CIA are planning to rig the upcoming 2024 U.S. presidential election.According to McFarland, these intelligence agencies, having succeeded in rigging the 2016 and 2020 elections, aim to prevent Donald Trump from winning.“We now have black-and-white evidence that the FBI interfered in the 2016 election. When they failed to elect Hillary Clinton, they set out to destroy the Trump administration,” said McFarland. ......
  • The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Doomsday Clock is Fake

    01/25/2023 8:19:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/25/2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s an annual ritual. One that the media enables because it enjoys clickbait and lies. And the doomsday clock has lots of both.Every year, Rachel Bronson, President and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who has a degree in political science from Columbia, gets up in front of a fake clock to announce that the world is doomed.And now it’s time for the Doomsday Clock to be set for 90 seconds to midnight. Or whatever gets media attention.If you don’t believe Rachel, maybe you’ll listen to Jerry Brown, former California governor and executive chair of the Bulletin of...
  • M&M's Fires Their 'Spokescandies' After Woke Characters Cause Huge Backlash

    01/23/2023 11:28:11 AM PST · by montag813 · 89 replies
    RNN ^ | 01-23-2023 | Brandon Morse
    What used to be arguably America’s most famous candy became infamous over the course of the last few years as it descended into woke culture as many corporations did, and just like these other corporations, it paid the price."Get woke, Go broke," as the saying goes. M&M’s marketing team decided to take the beloved characters and begin changing up how they act and behave. While Red and Yellow were left alone, Green was defeminized so that she wasn’t so obviously a woman, which was offensive to the hard left for some reason. Moreover, they began adding other colors for the...
  • Dr. Leana Wen slammed after admitting there's been 'overcounting' of COVID deaths: ‘TWO AND A HALF YEARS LATE’

    01/14/2023 4:27:05 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Fox news ^ | 01/14/2023 | Gabriel Hays
    CNN medical analyst and Washington Post columnist Dr. Leana Wen admitted in a column, Friday, that the medical community is "overcounting" the amount of "COVID deaths and hospitalizations." Wen, who writes an occasional Washington Post column providing her observations on the pandemic, masking and other COVID-related subjects, cited sources claiming that most "patients diagnosed with COVID are actually in the hospital for some other illness." The article is titled, "We are overcounting COVID deaths and hospitalizations. That’s a problem." Wen’s observations prompted readers on Twitter to complain, stating that it's "two and a half years late."
  • MMA phenom Victoria Lee dies suddenly at 18

    01/08/2023 8:35:46 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01/08/2023 | Paul Sacca
    Mixed martial arts phenom Victoria Lee has died suddenly at age 18, according to her family. Lee suddenly died on Dec. 26, according to Angela Lee – who is also a talented MMA fighter. Lee wrote in an Instagram post shared on Saturday, "On December 26, 2022 our family experienced something no family should ever have to go through...It is incredibly difficult to say this...Our Victoria passed away." "She has gone too soon and our family has been completely devastated since then. We miss her. More than anything in this world," Lee continued. "Our family will never be the same....
  • Has Russia betrayed the 1994 nuke deal guaranteeing Ukrainian sovereignty?

    01/05/2023 3:43:00 PM PST · by USA-FRANCE · 40 replies
    According to the Western-sponsored Budapest Memorandum, Kiev gave up its nuclear weapons in return for the Russian pledge of respect for Ukrainian territorial integrity. Russia’s full-fledged invasion of Ukraine has brought to mind a crucial post-Cold War agreement over Ukraine’s nuclear weapons capability – which resulted in Kiev giving up its nuclear arsenal in light of the US and UK's assurances that Moscow would respect the former Soviet republic’s sovereignty. Ukraine possessed the world’s third-largest nuclear arsenal, which consisted of at least 1,900 strategic nuclear warheads. The country had inherited that infrastructure from the former communist Soviet republic. If Ukraine...
  • Axelrod: Biden Should Avoid ‘Triumphalism’ — ‘This Wasn’t’ Really ‘an Affirmation of Policies’

    11/09/2022 2:07:48 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/2022 | IAN HANCHETT
    During CNN’s election coverage on Wednesday, CNN Senior Political Commentator and former Obama adviser David Axelrod said that the message of the results in the 2022 midterm elections “wasn’t an affirmation of policies so much” as a rebuke of extremism and that he would advise President Joe Biden against being triumphant in addressing the results. Axelrod said, “Look, what I would advise would be to understand what the message was yesterday. I think it was a repudiation of extremism in all its forms. And I think he should note that and understand this wasn’t an affirmation of policies so much...
  • Please Don't Cook Chicken in NyQuil, the FDA Asks TikTok Users

    09/22/2022 5:34:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NPR ^ | September 22, 2022 | September 22, 2022
    Cooking chicken in NyQuil cold medicine doesn't sound very appetizing — and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know that it's definitely not safe, either. The agency has issued a warning about videos that have surfaced on TikTok challenging people to cook chicken in NyQuil, which contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and doxylamine, or similar over-the-counter cough and cold medications, according to the FDA. "Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways," the warning said. "Even if you don't eat the chicken, inhaling the medication's vapors while cooking could cause high...
  • Bombshell Accusation: Hospitals Specifically Targeted the Unvaxxed for Deadly Forced Remdesivir and Respirator Protocols

    09/17/2022 9:34:05 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 120 replies
    thelibertydaily.com ^ | September 17, 2022 | J.D. Rucker
    [H/T ymani cricket]Attorneys have filed three lawsuits against hospitals for forcing the use of Remdesivir and respirators to treat people for Covid-19, oftentimes against the wishes of the patients and their families. They claim that doctors, hospitals, and even states were given ample incentive by the federal government to use the ineffective and dangerous protocols instead of treatments that were more effective but less profitable.It was a blockbuster interview all the way through, but there was one comment in particular that should chill Americans to the bone. As the attorneys claim in their lawsuits, the unvaxxed were primarily targeted.