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  • Biden’s press conference was an utter disaster

    01/20/2022 5:40:19 AM PST · by Red Badger
    https://nypost.com ^ | January 19, 2022 6:40pm | By Post Editorial Board
    If President Biden’s press conference Wednesday was supposed to inspire confidence, it failed — horribly. Even though he spent most of it clearly calling on reporters from a list of “safe” questioners provided by his staff, he stumbled and bumbled and all too often made no sense at all. Plus, he repeated his bizarre “whisper shout” gimmick to emphasize certain points — when what it actually emphasizes is his age. On that note, he kept walking down memory lane, reminiscing about how “in my day” cable news was like that, the Republican Party was like this, and so on. He’s...
  • Biden’s reckless comments could start war in Ukraine…

    01/20/2022 5:23:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    https://citizenfreepress.com ^ | Posted by Kane on January 20, 2022 4:32 am
    Biden gives Putin permission to invade Psaki immediately attempted damage control… https://t.co/OQY3M66Snh — Jen Psaki (@PressSec) January 19, 2022 Ukraine officials stunned by the statement… CNN: Kyiv officials “shocked” and “stunned” by Biden’s statement on a potential Russian invasion. Great work, Mr. President. — Abe Greenwald (@AbeGreenwald) January 19, 2022 Even CNN was stunned VIDEOS AT LINK............................
  • Sinopec to hold LNG auction as China's winter heating season nears

    01/20/2022 5:11:43 AM PST · by texas booster · 4 replies
    Gas Processing News ^ | Jan 19 2022 | Tom Daly
    A unit of China’s Sinopec Group will hold a LNG auction on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange (SHPGX) on Nov. 14, the exchange said on Friday, without revealing the volume on offer. Potential buyers are invited to submit bids to Sinopec’s Guangxi gas sales subsidiary from 0900–1130 Beijing time (0100–0330 GMT) and 1330–1500 (0530–0700 GMT) on that day, the SHPGX said in a statement on its website. The auction comes on the eve of China’s peak winter heating season, which gets under way in mid-November, and amid warnings of severe gas shortages in the coming months. This winter, millions...
  • Exclusive: FIRST LOOK at Kid Vax Contents! Monoclonal Antibody SECRETS Exposed and MORE!

    01/20/2022 4:54:27 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    StewPeters.TV ^ | January 18, 2022 | Stew Peters Show
    Rumble — Exclusive: FIRST LOOK at Kid Vax Contents! Monoclonal Antibody SECRETS Exposed and MORE! Dr. Carrie Madej Dr. Stella Immanuel Teddy Daniels discusses political component.
  • UK Arrests 2 Men in Texas Synagogue Hostage Terror

    01/20/2022 4:50:37 AM PST · by EBH · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/20-2022
    British police said Thursday they arrested two people in connection with a hostage-taking at a synagogue in Texas. Counter Terrorism Police North West said one man was arrested Thursday in Birmingham, central England, and another in the northern English city of Manchester. They were being held for questioning and had not yet been charged. The force said it was continuing to support U.S. authorities with their investigation into Saturday's hostage incident. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death. All four hostages were unharmed....
  • Saying 'Nobody Cares' About The Uyghurs Is Like Saying Nobody Cared About The Jews

    01/20/2022 4:39:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2022 | David Krayden
    A rare moment of truth from billionaire National Basketball villain Chamath Palihapitiya the other day when he frankly suggested in an interview that “nobody cares” about the persecution, internment and extermination of the Uyghur minority in China. The “nobody” that he refers to are the elites who he hobnobs with and who often own or play for NBA teams. China can do no wrong because it is a source of vast capital. You don’t criticize a mountain of money like that. You don’t even suggest there is anything worth assessing. You just remain silent. Of course, China is poised to...
  • Work begins on $270 million US fuel storage facility on Darwin's outskirts

    01/20/2022 4:37:34 AM PST · by fluorescence · 2 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | January 19, 2022 | Melissa Mackay
    Fifteen kilometres from Darwin CBD, there's a plot of mud and dirt that is about to become a $270 million asset for the United States defence force. By September 2023, the East Arm fuel storage facility is expected to be able to store 300 million litres of military jet fuel to support American defence activities in the Northern Territory and Indo-Pacific region. Crowley Solutions, a Florida-based logistics company, won the construction tender for the project in September 2021. Vice-president Sean Thomas said it would eventually service defence bases across the Top End. "This facility is going to be a forward-deployed...
  • Be Honest, You Don’t Really Care About the Uyghurs Either

    01/20/2022 3:30:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2022 | Derek Hunter
    It was the statement that caused all the pearls to be clutched – when Chamath Palihapitiya, part owner of the Golden State Warriors, said he didn’t really care about the genocide the Chinese communists are committing against its Uyghur Muslim population. The Pavlovian virtue signaling reflex kicked in, from almost everyone, about how outrageous such a statement was. Then everyone who made it went right back to not giving a damn about the Uyghurs, just without saying it. First, what did Palihapitiya say? “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, okay. You bring it up because you care and...
  • Christian couple ban gay man and his TV producer partner from buying their dream $880k home - and quote the bible that homosexuality is a sin

    01/20/2022 2:56:38 AM PST · by RandFan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Jan 20 | By NICK CRAVEN
    A gay couple were stunned to be told they could not buy their dream house in Surrey from a devoutly Christian couple - because of their sexuality. When they tried to arrange a viewing through internet estate agents Purplebricks, they were refused and sent astonishing references to fire and brimstone Bible passages by the couple. Luke Whitehouse and his ITV producer partner Lachlan Mantell spotted a £650,000 ($880k), three-bed, semi-detached cottage as they looked to get on the property ladder. The vendors, builder Luke Main, 33, and his wife, Cambridge University medical physicist Dr Joanna Brunker, 34, refused to let...
  • Boris Johnson's future: Conservatives stepping back from challenge

    01/20/2022 1:14:04 AM PST · by RandFan · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 20th | BBC
    Conservative MPs are starting to "step back" and think twice about a leadership challenge against Boris Johnson, a minister has said. Conor Burns - a minister and long-term ally of the PM - said colleagues were now choosing to wait for the report into the No 10 lockdown parties. It follows a dramatic day in Westminster with calls for the PM to quit and a Tory MP defecting to Labour. No 10 has insisted the prime minister will fight any leadership challenge. Mr Johnson has come in for severe criticism since admitting he attended a garden party held by No...
  • Australia Approves Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine and New COVID Oral Drug Treatments - Pfizer's Paxlovid, Merck's Lagevrio

    01/19/2022 10:26:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/19/2022 | Nina Nguyen
    The national drug regulator has given the green light to the Novavax vaccine, along with two oral treatments for patients currently suffering from COVID-19.The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on Thursday approved the Novavax vaccine, also called Nuvaxovid, for adults aged 18 years and over, making it the first protein-based COVID-19 vaccine in the country’s arsenal.It is advised to be used as a primary vaccine only as studies into using Novavax as a booster shot are still in progress.Health Minister Greg Hunt on Thursday said he hoped the new jab would increase the nation’s vaccination rates.“We know that some people have...
  • One European Country Has Done Away with Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement for Visitors

    01/19/2022 9:52:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/19/2022 | Madeline Leesman
    Yesterday, I covered how one city in the United Arab Emirates announced that booster shots would be required for travelers intending to visit. Several other countries require proof of vaccination or other documentation before granting entrance to travelers. But, one European country announced this week that a negative COVID-19 test will no longer be required for travelers entering the country. Travelers visiting Sweden will no longer be required to show a negative Wuhan coronavirus test to enter the country, Reuters reported Tuesday. In a statement, the Swedish government said "travelers are no longer considered to pose a particular risk of...
  • How Good Is China’s J-20 Fighter Jet? Is it in the same league as the U.S. F-22 and F-35?

    01/19/2022 8:57:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/19/2022 | Richard Bitzinger
    <p>By Richard Bitzinger, an independent international security analyst. He was previously a senior fellow with the Military Transformations Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore.</p><p>How good is China’s most advanced fighter jet, the J-20? The J-20 is a “fifth-generation” combat aircraft, which ostensibly puts it in the same league as the U.S. F-22 and F-35.</p>
  • Biden predicts Russian invasion of Ukraine, but says 'minor incursion' may prompt discussion over consequences

    01/19/2022 2:20:44 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/19/2022 | Kevin Liptak
    President Joe Biden on Wednesday predicted a Russian invasion of Ukraine, citing existential concerns by the country's president, Vladimir Putin, even as he warned of significant economic consequences should such an incursion occur. But he suggested a "minor incursion" would elicit a lesser response than a full-scale invasion of the country. "I'm not so sure he is certain what he is going to do. My guess is he will move in. He has to do something," Biden said
  • Woman sentenced to death in Pakistan over ‘blasphemous’ WhatsApp activity

    01/19/2022 1:56:24 PM PST · by Cronos · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 January 2022 | Shah Baloch
    A court in Pakistan has sentenced a woman to death over allegedly blasphemous messages sent over WhatsApp and Facebook. Aneeqa Ateeq, 26, was found guilty and given a death sentence by a court in Rawalpindi on Wednesday after a complaint was registered against her under Pakistan’s draconian cybercrime and blasphemy laws According to the charge sheet, Ateeq, 26, met her accuser, a fellow Pakistani, online in 2019 through a mobile gaming app and the pair began corresponding over WhatsApp. He accused her of sending blasphemous caricatures of holy prophets, making remarks about “holy personages” on WhatsApp and using her Facebook...
  • UK Scraps All Covid Measures

    01/19/2022 11:51:00 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    SUN via Youtube ^ | 01/19/21 | Boris Johnson
    Bout time too.Edit: for all the people enquiring about mandatory vaccines.England never had mandatory vaccines, we had the covid pass that attempted to make it mandatory to do anything enjoyable, that has now been scrapped as you can hear in the video.Now the jabbed have no high horse, will know they did it all for nothing as their badge of honour is now irrelevant, no more high horse to point down at the unvaccinated swine from.All the jabs but no benefit over being unjabbed and healthy.They're going to be pissed and there is no turning back from this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyv7PvBG9kc
  • UPDATE: Omicron 'in retreat' and England in 'next chapter' of COVID fight, says Sajid Javid

    01/19/2022 11:43:12 AM PST · by RandFan · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jan 19 | Alan McGuinness
    The Omicron variant of coronavirus is "in retreat" and England is in the "next chapter" of its fight against the virus, the health secretary has said. Speaking at a Downing Street news conference, Sajid Javid said the lifting of Plan B COVID-19 measures is a moment "we can all be proud of". The work from home guidance has been rescinded with immediate effect, while COVID passes and mandatory mask-wearing in shops and on public transport will end next Thursday. Face masks will also no longer be required in classrooms from Thursday and communal areas from 27 January. Restrictions on visits...
  • UPDATE: "In the name of God go", senior Conservative tells Boris Johnson

    01/19/2022 11:21:24 AM PST · by RandFan · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 19 | BBC News
    Former cabinet minister David Davis has joined calls for Boris Johnson to stand down, telling the prime minister: "In the name of God, go." He said the PM had failed to take responsibility for his actions over lockdown parties in Downing Street. Mr Davis's remarks came after backbench Tory MP Christian Wakeford defected to Labour, minutes before Prime Minister's Questions began. The PM batted away repeated calls to quit during the stormy Commons session. Mr Davis's criticisms and Mr Wakeford's defection come as Mr Johnson is fighting to save his premiership after admitting attending a drinks event in Downing Street...
  • ‘Say Uyghurs!’ Warriors Slammed for Omitting Group’s Name in Statement on Chamath Palihapitya

    01/19/2022 11:13:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | January 19, 2022 | Martha Ross
    The Golden State Warriors tried to quickly distance themselves from tech billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya’s incendiary remarks about the Uyghur genocide, but the team has been slammed for a “cowardly” response that critics say shows their fear of upsetting the Chinese government. But the team has since been called out for not being more forceful in denouncing Palihapitiya’s remarks. The U.S. government has declared that the Chinese government has committed genocide against the Uyghurs, a mostly Muslim minority group that is native to the northwest Xinjiang region, the Washington Post reported. Scholars estimate that more than 1 million Uyghurs have been...
  • Jordan Peterson Calls Out Justin Trudeau as Canada Considers Mandatory Vaccination

    01/19/2022 10:44:16 AM PST · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    FEE.org ^ | January 19, 2022 | Patrick Carroll
    Jordan Peterson Calls Out Justin Trudeau as Canada Considers Mandatory VaccinationQuebec is already moving forward with a tax on unvaccinated citizens.Jordan Peterson has become an increasingly outspoken critic of COVID lockdowns and mandates in recent weeks, using his large platform on Twitter to push back against the restrictions in Canada and around the world. He has even called for civil disobedience in some cases, warning that even more freedoms could be lost if people don’t stand up for their rights.“We are pushing the complex systems upon which we depend…to their breaking point,” Peterson wrote in a recent column for the...