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  • Biden to call for African Union to be added as G-20 member

    12/09/2022 1:11:57 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/2022 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Biden next week will call for the African Union to get a permanent seat as part of the Group of 20 (G-20), which would give African nations a seat at the table on key economic matters and diversify the organization of major economies. Biden will make the announcement during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which is taking place in Washington, D.C., next Tuesday through Thursday, national security council spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Friday. “We need more African voices in international conversations,” Kirby said, saying the inclusion of the African Union would allow the continent to be better represented...
  • Senior defense official concerned 'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout may resume arms trafficking

    12/09/2022 1:39:58 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2022 | Louis Casiano , Liz Friden
    Bout is alleged to have fueled multiple conflicts across the globe through arms dealing, sometimes to both sides ... A senior defense official is concerned that convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the "Merchant of Death" .. could go back to illegally trafficking weapons, thereby fueling deadly conflicts around the world. "I think there is a concern that he would return to doing the same kind of work that he's done in the past.. Bout was in the middle of serving a 25-year prison sentence in a U.S. prison for several offenses, including conspiring to kill Americans ... Bout, a...
  • Hundreds of Seattle businesses file for relief funds to pay for storefronts damaged by thieves

    12/09/2022 1:08:02 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/09/2022 | Andrew Mark Miller | Fox News
    Hundreds of Seattle businesses have applied for grants from the city to fix up storefronts damaged by rising crime in Washington state's largest city. According to a report by KING-TV, 430 businesses have applied to receive funds from Seattle’s Office of Economic Development which were made available to help business owners fix property damage that includes broken windows, broken doors, broken locks and etching on windows. Datza Tamane, who owns a yoga studio in Seattle’s East Lake neighborhood, told the outlet she is considering adding her name to the list of businesses after a recent early morning break-in that left...
  • The Jobs "Boom" Isn't So Hot When We Remember Nearly Six Million Men Are Missing from the Workforce

    12/09/2022 12:41:18 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Mises Wire ^ | 12/08/2022 | Ryan McMaken
    Last week, the employment news was all about how payrolls increased by 269,000 jobs and blew past expectations. Yet, when we looked at the actual number of employed persons, it turned out that the number of employed people has gone down in recent months. At 158.4 million, total employment is still nearly 400,000 workers below where it was before the Covid Panic of 2020. Those who support the everything-is-great narrative have responded to the unimpressive employed-workers numbers by dismissing them as a result of workers retiring and other demographic changes. These explanations, however, require that we ignore the fact that...
  • BUSTED: Musk Twitter Files Expose Prior Platform Execs for Lying About Shadowbanning

    12/09/2022 10:36:11 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/9/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    Twitter owner Elon Musk dropped another batch of files exposing his predecessors for lying about the existence of the platform’s elusive shadowbanning operation. Former New York Times editor Bari Weiss, who first reported on the second batch of Twitter files Dec. 8, noted that they show how Twitter employees “build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users.” “Twitter executives have been lying to Congress and to the American public,” MRC Free Speech America Vice President Dan Schneider said. “This is an illegal fraud on...
  • The GOP Establishment Rises With DeSantis

    12/09/2022 10:15:26 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | November 14, 2022 | Stu Cvrk
    The midterm elections have elucidated much. One of the revelations is the real definition of one of the Democrats’ main campaign themes this election cycle; for example, voters must vote Democrat to “save our democracy.” What has been revealed is that the real intention was to save our kleptocracy and that the junior partners of the Uniparty—the GOP establishment—were complicit.Let us explore the premise.Past Wave ElectionsThe first midterm elections of Democrat presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama provide a benchmark for what should logically have transpired in 2022.In 1994, Republicans took control of the U.S. Congress for the first time...
  • Non-binary Biden nuclear official Sam Brinton accused in second luggage heist

    12/09/2022 10:10:04 AM PST · by dennisw · 42 replies
    NY POST ^ | December 9, 2022 | By Allie Griffin
    A Biden administration Energy Department official who allegedly stole a woman’s suitcase from a Minneapolis airport in September has been accused of another luggage heist at a Las Vegas airport. A felony warrant on grand larceny charges was issued for Sam Brinton, the deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, 8 News Now reported Thursday. Brinton, who made history as one of the federal government’s first gender-fluid officials, allegedly stole luggage from another traveler at Harry Reid International Airport in Vegas on an unknown date, according to the outlet....
  • Fauci blasts ‘cowardly’ trolls harassing wife, children

    12/09/2022 9:23:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/2022 | CHLOE FOLMAR
    Anthony Fauci in an interview with the BBC blasted the “cowardly” internet trolls who harass his wife and children, saying it’s a part of the backlash he’s experienced over the COVID-19 pandemic. “These people who troll about, they harass my wife and my children because they can figure out where they live and what their phone number is,” the immunologist told BBC’s “Americast” podcast. Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the White House, has been the public face of the government’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s set to retire from government service at the end of the month....
  • Sen. Kyrsten Sinema branded ‘the worst’ by Democrats after party switch

    12/09/2022 8:50:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/09/2022 | Snejana Farberov
    Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s bombshell announcement Friday that she was leaving the Democratic Party to become an Independent sparked a fury among liberals who accused the iconoclastic lawmaker of being a self-serving traitor. The first-term senator argued in an op-ed published Friday by the Arizona Republic as well as several interviews that she has “never really fit into a box of any political party” — and she vowed not to caucus with Senate Republicans. Should she keep her promise, Democrats will still retain their narrow voting majority in the closely divided Senate. In a video explaining her decision, Sinema said:...
  • FBI Bigwig Quietly Steps Down Just Before New Congress Probes Begin

    12/09/2022 8:43:14 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | DECEMBER 08, 2022 | KEVIN DOWNEY JR.
    Leaving big-league politics is a lot like comedy: It’s all about timing. FBI master-blaster Steven D’Antuono, the top official at the Washington, D.C., FBI office, quietly announced via his LinkedIn page that he had left the Bureau the day before. ... D’Antuono claims he decided to end his career to “spend more time with family.” His decision comes — coincidentally — as the new, Republican-led House of Representatives has promised to give the FBI a much-needed enema. ... The letter also states that FBI Director Wray has not been forthcoming in regard to congressional hearings involving the FBI, and it...
  • Inflation Surges Past Expectations Again!

    12/09/2022 8:35:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/09/2022 | Spencer Brown
    In one of the final economic reports of 2022, the Biden administration again saw the fruit of its "build back better" policy efforts in the Producer Price Index's hotter-than-expected read for November. The PPI report — measuring inflation upstream from consumers — showed an increase of 0.3 percent in November's headline number for an advance of 7.4 percent over the previous 12 months while 7.2 percent PPI inflation had been the consensus estimate. PPI for final demand advances 0.3% in November; services rise 0.4%, goods increase 0.1% #BLSData #PPI https://t.co/dyytPa3BcK— BLS-Labor Statistics (@BLS_gov) December 9, 2022Among the items that drove...
  • Hundreds of 'Derogatory Names' to Be Removed From U.S. Federal Lands — and That's Only the Beginning

    12/09/2022 8:24:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/09/2022 | Gwendolyn Sims
    The oft-misquoted and misattributed 20th-century American philosopher and writer George Santayana once warned, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” And while Santayana had the follies of war in mind when he said it, the phrase could just as easily apply today to the Left’s destruction of American history in the name of “diversity” and “inclusion.” As I wrote last week here at PJ Media, our woke U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, is hellbent on expunging hundreds of existing “offensive” and “derogatory” geographic names on federal locations that aren’t deemed “diverse” enough — an...
  • FBI confirms knowing about alleged Colorado gay nightclub shooter after 2021 bomb threat

    12/09/2022 7:57:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Just The News ^ | By Charlotte Hazard Updated: December 9, 2022 - 9:47am
    The Colorado shooting suspect was put on the FBI's radar June 18, 2021 after he threatened to kill members of his family The FBI is acknowledging having been aware that alleged Colorado nightclub shooter was a potential security threat before he fatally shot five people last month in the club. The FBI told The Epoch Times that defendant Anderson Lee Aldrich was put on their radar last summer after he threatened to kill family members. "The FBI received information on June 17, 2021, concerning Anderson Aldrich," the agency said Wednesday. "As part of the assessment, the FBI coordinated with the...
  • BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Kimmage Deposition By MO and LA AGs Reveals State Department Was Funding Online Fact-Checkers to Censor Speech

    12/09/2022 7:50:44 AM PST · by bitt · 22 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 12/8/2022 | joe hoft
    Attorneys representing the Missouri and Louisiana AGs in their case against the government have uncovered that the State Department was funding fact checkers possibly in the US. TGP reported over the weekend that the FBI and DOJ were working with Big Tech to target conservatives. This was recently confirmed, although we have suspected this of taking place for years. The Gateway Pundit readers know that The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft is a co-Plaintiff, along with several doctors and a Louisiana news outlet, in Missouri and Louisiana lawsuit against the Biden Administration. The AGs of Missouri and Louisiana are suing the...
  • Electric vehicles futile as a solution to ‘climate crisis’: Transitioning to a “net-zero” all-electric economy by 2050 is economically, physically, and politically impossible

    12/09/2022 6:54:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/09/2022 | Anthony Watts
    The Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently released a study titled, “Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles in the United States, 2010 – 2021,” which shows that in 2021, privately-owned plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) “saved about 690 million gallons of gasoline.”However, that is a huge exaggeration because fossil fuels provide 61 percent of the electricity in the United States. This means we have to include the inefficiency of burning coal or natural gas to make electricity (around 45 percent), transmission losses (about 5 percent), and losses in the inverter to charge the battery (another...
  • Elon Musk Releases Twitter Files Exposing Secret Blacklists

    12/09/2022 5:22:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | December 8, 2022 | By Caden Pearson
    Bari Weiss, founder and editor of The Free Press, released the second volume of the so-called “Twitter files” on Thursday, revealing the social media platform’s “secret blacklists.” Weiss has been working with Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk and independent journalist Matt Taibbi to disclose internal Twitter information regarding censorship. Twitter’s censorship methods, according to Weiss, included placing specific users on a “Trends Blacklist” or a “Search Blacklist.” The popular Libs of TikTok account, as well as Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, are among the users who were secretly added to the “Trends Blacklist”...
  • Swalwell: ‘Looks Like’ DOJ Moving Towards an Indictment of Donald Trump

    12/09/2022 6:14:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/08/2022 | Pam Key
    Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” that it looked like the Justice Department was moving towards an indictment of former President Donald Trump. The panel discussed reports the DOJ asked a federal judge to hold Trump in contempt of court for failing to comply with a subpoena ordering the former president to turn over classified documents. Swalwell said, “Whatever you are your viewers may think about previous investigations into Donald Trump, and the frustration that has come with those, this team is not screwing around. I think that that reflects the gravity of what it’s...
  • Romney voices support for carbon tax to combat climate change

    12/09/2022 5:18:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | December 8, 2022 | by Brady Knox, Misty Severi
    At a Washington Post webinar on Thursday, Romney spoke about the necessity of fighting climate change. In his view, the most useful tool would be a carbon tax, which would push the private sector to innovate towards clean energy. “The folks at MIT, as you probably know, built a model saying, 'Okay, what things that we do, will actually reduce emissions, reduce temperatures or hold temperatures from going up as fast as they have it. What can we do?' And the number one thing, and frankly, the only thing that had a major impact was having a price on carbon,...
  • SINEMA leaves the Dem Party

    12/09/2022 3:10:30 AM PST · by RandFan · 67 replies
    Politico / email | Dec 9 | Politico
    Arizona Sen. KYRSTEN SINEMA is changing her party affiliation to independent, delivering a jolt to Democrats’ narrow majority and Washington along with it. “In a 45-minute interview, the first-term senator told POLITICO that she will not caucus with Republicans and suggested that she intends to vote the same way she has for four years in the Senate. ‘Nothing will change about my values or my behavior,’ she said. “Provided that Sinema sticks to that vow, Democrats will still have a workable Senate majority in the next Congress, though it will not exactly be the neat and tidy 51 seats they...
  • The Remote-Work Revolution Has Wiped Out $453 Billion In Commercial Real Estate Value

    12/08/2022 9:28:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 12/08/2022 | Tyler Durden
    Leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, roughly 95% of commercial office space was occupied across the United States, according to US National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) – a nonprofit, non-government organization. By March 2020, occupancy plummeted to 10%, and has only recovered to 47%, according to a new NBER report which claims $453 billion in office commercial real estate value has been wiped out in an "office real estate apocalypse."Around the US, that resulted in a 17.5 percent decrease in lease revenue between January 2020, and May 2022, and not only because fewer offices were being occupied, but also...