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  • How China’s Military Is Preparing for War With Taiwan

    09/25/2022 1:12:59 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    https://thediplomat.com ^ | September 19, 2022 | By Mercy A. Kuo
    The Diplomat author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Dr. Joel Wuthnow ̶ senior research fellow in the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs within the Institute for National Strategic Studies at NDU and lead editor of “Crossing the Strait: China’s Military Prepares for War with Taiwan” (NDU 2022) – is the 336th in “The Trans-Pacific View Insight Series.” What are the top three takeaways of your book “Crossing the Strait”? First, we don’t think China has locked itself...
  • No Apology from Biden One Year After Falsely Accusing Horse-Mounted Border Patrol Agents of ‘Strapping’ Migrants

    09/25/2022 12:53:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2022 | BOB PRICE and RANDY CLARK
    One year ago, President Joe Biden falsely accused Del Rio Sector Horse Patrol Unit agents of using horses to run over migrants and of strapping them from horseback. The president refused to apologize to the agents despite his accusations being proven to be untrue. “To see people treated like they did, horses running them over and people getting strapped, it’s outrageous I promise you those people will pay,” Biden said one year ago. Despite no publicly available evidence to back up his claims, the accusations stuck and the president has not apologized to the agents involved in the incident.
  • Help needed re: Heating Fuel - Fire Hazard

    09/25/2022 12:45:55 PM PDT · by leopud · 28 replies
    9/25/2022 | Leopud
    I’m hopeful someone can help with his Expert Opinion in this situation: heating oil was accidently added to kerosene in outside fuel tank... Details: Regular home-heating fuel used for 5 years: Kerosene About 70 gallons of kerosene was remaining in the tank before delivery (total tank capacity: 275 gallons). Accidently, during the delivery, 100 gallons of #2 heating oil was added, by mistake, to kerosene (four days ago) Present/current mix in the tank: about 70 gallons of kerosene and 100 gallons of #2 heating oil. Burner: “Thermo Pride” Heard that mix of heating fuels leads to fire hazards... so looked...
  • Poll: Voters Widely Favor GOP Candidate in Competitive House Districts

    09/25/2022 12:35:05 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | Sept 25, 2022
    Ahead of the November midterm elections, voters widely favor the Republican candidate in competitive House districts crucial to GOP efforts to flip the chamber, a new poll indicates. Among those living in congressional districts rated at least somewhat competitive by ABC’s FiveThirtyEight, registered voters favor Republican candidates by 55 to 34 percent, according to a poll produced for ABC News/Washington Post by Langer Research Associates. In heavily Democratic districts, Democrats lead by 35 points, “pointing to a potential overvote where they’re most prevalent,” the poll notes. Accounting for all respondents, 47 percent would vote for the Republican candidate and 46...
  • Eco-warrior” and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman dies

    09/25/2022 12:04:57 PM PDT · by Levy78 · 35 replies
    APNews ^ | 9/25/22 | AP News
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dave Foreman, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior who was a prominent member of the radical environmentalism movement and a co-founder of Earth First!, has died. He was 74. The New Mexico-based Rewilding Institute, which Foreman founded as a think tank to develop long-term land conservation plans, said on its website that he died peacefully at his home in Albuquerque on Monday. A cause of death wasn’t immediately released, but friends of Foreman said he had battled a lung illness for several months. “There will never be another like him. One of the greatest conservationists ever,” the institute said....
  • Liz Cheney says she would campaign for Democrats

    09/25/2022 11:57:10 AM PDT · by NeverCheney · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | Sept 25 2022 | NBC
    AUSTIN — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said Saturday that she would be willing to campaign for Democrats as she criticized her party's acceptance of candidates who deny the results of the 2020 election. “Yes,” Cheney said simply when asked if she’d be willing to stump for Democrats — the first time she’s said so explicitly.
  • Projected Republican House majority narrows: CBS model

    09/25/2022 11:53:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The hill ^ | 09/25/2022 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    CBS News on Sunday lowered its projection of a Republican House majority after the midterms as Democrats see glimmers of hope to salvage their standing in November’s elections. The network’s model, managed alongside YouGov, continues to predict Republicans will flip Democrats’ razor-thin majority in the House, but CBS now estimates Republicans will win 223 seats, down from 226 in August and 230 in July.
  • China aims to pilot drone swarm with its advanced 'Mighty Dragon' fighters

    09/25/2022 11:43:57 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    https://interestingengineering.com ^ | Sep 25, 2022 | Baba Tamim
    China's military has suggested its advanced J-20 twin-seat fighter jets might be used in conjunction with drones to increase firepower. The twin-seat J-20s can carry out coordinated reconnaissance, coordinated strikes, and coordinated command missions when coupled with drones, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Sunday, quoting a Chinese military magazine. "The purpose of building such a twin-seat J-20 is not to treat it simply as a trainer, its major role then will almost certainly be to coordinate with drones," said Yang Wei, the chief designer of the aircraft, in an article published in Ordnance Industry Science Technology.
  • Autumn Mud, Winter Freeze May Halt Ukrainian Counter-Offensive

    09/25/2022 11:34:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2022 | BREITBART LONDON
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – The onset of autumnal weather, with rains making fields too muddy for tanks, is beginning to cloud Ukraine’s efforts to take back more Russian-held territory before winter freezes the battlefields, a Washington-based think tank said Sunday. Russia, meanwhile, pressed on with its call-up of hundreds of thousands of men to throw into the seven-month war, seeking to reverse its recent losses. Without control of the skies over Ukraine, Russia is also making increasing use of suicide drones, with more strikes reported Sunday in the Black Sea port city of Odesa.
  • Liz Cheney says she will not remain a Republican if Donald Trump is GOP nominee in 2024

    09/25/2022 11:34:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | September 25,2022 | By Annie Grayer, CNN
    Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney said at The Texas Tribune festival Saturday that if former President Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2024, she will not remain a Republican. “I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he is not the nominee. And if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican,” Cheney said. Cheney also said she will campaign for Democrats to ensure that Republican candidates who promote election lies do not get elected. Cheney was talking about the Arizona gubernatorial race, and how she...
  • Putin Allies Express Concern Over Mobilisation 'Excesses'

    09/25/2022 11:34:13 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 18 replies
    US News ^ | 9/25/2022 | Reuters
    Russia's two most senior lawmakers on Sunday addressed a string of complaints about Russia's mobilisation drive, ordering regional officials to get a handle on the situation and swiftly solve the "excesses" that have stoked public anger. President Vladimir Putin's move to order Russia's first military mobilisation since World War Two triggered protests across the country and seen flocks of military-age men flee, causing tailbacks at borders and flights to sell out. Multiple reports have also documented how people with no military service have been issued draft papers - contrary to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's guarantee that only those with special...
  • Despite Biden declaring the pandemic over, Pelosi extends proxy voting

    09/25/2022 11:28:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    BPR ^ | 9-24-22 | Kevin Haggerty
    Much like Dr. Anthony Fauci has repeatedly tried to sell that attacks on him are attacks on The Science™, Democrats have conveyed that doing the people’s work and their staying in power are synonymous. As such, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stood in solidarity with yet another reversal of President Joe Biden’s remarks by the White House communications team and as a champion of never-ending emergencies when she declared a continuation of unconstitutional proxy voting. Following the initial party-line vote in May 2020 where Democrats adopted the rule allowing any representative to vote for up to 10 fellow congressmen who...
  • Kentucky teacher says snake, mouse fell from classroom ceilings: ‘Another day living the dream’

    09/25/2022 11:06:18 AM PDT · by libstripper · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 25, 2022 | Stephen Sorace
    A Kentucky high school is "infested" after a snake and a mouse fell from classroom ceilings last week, according to a teacher. Nathan Spalding, an English teacher at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, wrote on Facebook that he found a baby rat snake that fell from the ceiling and appeared to "cuddle" his desk phone. "Our school is infested with roaches, spiders, and mice," Spalding wrote. "Our school now seems to also have a nest of snakes living in the ceiling."
  • Liz Cheney on if she prefers Democrats hold House majority: 'It's a tough question'

    09/25/2022 11:04:39 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2022 | Paul Best
    AUSTIN, Texas – Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said that she was unsure whether she would prefer Democrats hold their majority in the House of Representatives during the upcoming midterm elections, arguing that the threat posed by some Republicans who challenged the 2020 presidential election may outweigh her policy differences with the left. "I think it's really important though, as voters are going to vote, that they recognize and understand what the Republican Conference consists of in the House of Representatives today, and how much power the election deniers, the people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert and Jim Jordan,...
  • Jen Psaki: Democrats Will Lose Midterms If It Is ‘Referendum’ on Biden

    09/25/2022 10:56:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2022 | Pam Key
    Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that if the midterm elections are a referendum on President Joe Biden’s first two years in office, Democrats will lose their majorities. Psaki said, “I think that Democrats if the election is about who is the most extreme as we saw, you know Kevin McCarthy touch on there with Marjorie Taylor Greene, I’ll say her name, sitting over his left side, then they’re going to win. If it is a referendum on the president, they will lose. And they know that.”
  • Zelenskyy: Europe Cannot Be Stable with Putin in Power

    09/25/2022 10:46:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2022 | Pam Key
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation” that there can be no stability in Europe until Russian president Vladimir Putin is removed from power. Zelenskyy said, “Yesterday, President Putin said they will win Ukraine in three days, but now it’s seven months. Today, it’s seven months since Russia occupied- tried to occupy Ukraine, but they couldn’t.”
  • Liz Cheney: I'll 'Do Everything I Can' to Stop Arizona Republican Kari Lake

    09/25/2022 10:24:10 AM PDT · by NeverCheney · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2022 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Outgoing U.S. Rep Liz Cheney (R-WY), who was thumped in her Republican primary last month, vowed Saturday night to “do everything [she] can” to stop Arizona voters from electing Republican Kari Lake to the governorship.
  • Christie: Trump’s TV Nonsense ‘Pushing’ DOJ to a ‘Self-Inflicted Indictment’

    09/25/2022 10:12:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2022 | Pam Key
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that former President Donald Trump is increasing the likelihood he would be indicted over his handling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Christie said, “I think these are all self-inflicted wounds by Donald Trump. And you know, one of the things that I always say to clients are, you know, don’t out loud fight with the Department of Justice. Like, you know, we’ll fight in court and do the things we need to do. He’s doing the exact opposite. His lawyers aren’t fighting any of this...
  • ABBOTT GOES AFTER CARTELS AT BORDER, LABELS THEM ‘TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS’

    09/25/2022 9:42:06 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 24 replies
    RSBN ^ | September 23, 2022 | by Summer Lane
    Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, took a hardline stance against the drug cartels pouring across the southern border into the U.S. this week, officially labeling them terrorists. Abbott wrote on Twitter that Executive Order GA-42 directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to “take immediate action to disrupt the cartel & gang activity.” Greg Abbott @GregAbbott_TX Governor candidate, TX Fentanyl is a clandestine killer, & Texans are victimized by Mexican cartels that produce & import it. Today, I issued an Executive Order designating cartels as terrorist organizations & directed @TxDPS to take immediate action to disrupt cartel & gang activity. 4:42...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Melania Trump Slams ‘Failed’ Media, ‘Untrustworthy’ Wolkoff over Christmas Smear

    09/25/2022 9:42:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2022 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Melania Trump has slammed the media and her former aide, Stephanie Wolkoff, over comments about the White House Christmas celebrations leaked by Wolkoff and widely reported by the media, in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News.The former First Lady’s statement is a response to Wolkoff leaking secretly recorded, out-of-context remarks expressing frustration with how the media was reporting on the border crisis during President Trump’s term in office, and her role preparing the White House Christmas decorations. .. . . .“OK, and then I do it and I say that I’m working on Christmas and planning for the Christmas and...