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  • Woke San Francisco Election Board Fires 20-Veteran Elections Chief Over Color

    11/24/2022 6:46:15 AM PST · by Conservativetpa · 23 replies
    TFP ^ | 11/24/2022 | Liam Edgar
    Liberals still want to pretend, or pretend to pretend, that the “Great Replacement Theory” isn’t real or happening, even when it plays out right in front of them. That includes the Democratic leader in the U.S. Senate arguing that America needs open borders and amnesty for illegal immigrants because Americans aren’t “reproducing” enough, as well as the dismissal of the top election official in left-wing San Francisco getting booted to advance “racial equity.”
  • Kiev can 'end suffering' by agreeing to our terms - Peskov

    11/24/2022 6:35:44 AM PST · by JonPreston · 186 replies
    TeleTrader ^ | 11/24/22 | TeleTrader
    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov argued on Thursday that Russia's latest attacks against Ukraine's power grid weren't aimed at the civilian population, urging Kiev to "end the suffering" of its people by accepting Moscow's terms to end the war. Russia's requests for ending the attacks include Ukraine proclaiming political and military neutrality, recognizing Crimea as Russian territory and granting independence to Donetsk and Lugansk.Despite millions of Ukrainians currently without power across the country, Peskov told reporters that Russia's military pays "special attention to avoid striking social targets... As for targets that are directly or indirectly related to military potential, they are...
  • See inside DC townhouse linked to FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried

    11/24/2022 6:25:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2022 | By Hannah Frishberg
    … Ahead of the epic downfall of his cryptocurrency exchange this month, the 30-year-old disgraced entrepreneur was associated with the purchase of a tony townhouse in the nation’s capital. The D.C. dwelling was bought by his brother Gabe Bankman-Fried’s nonprofit, Guarding Against Pandemics, which Sam partly funded, Realtor reported. The April purchase of the $3.289 million townhouse was meant to show that “S.B.F. and his network were in D.C. to stay,” according to a piece by Puck. Shortly before FTX’s epic exposure and resulting collapse, the pandemic-preventing nonprofit reportedly hosted two back-to-back parties at the address, one for Democratic dignitaries...
  • FTX owned an $11.5 million stake in a tiny rural bank in Washington state with just 3 employees, bankruptcy hearing shows

    11/24/2022 6:21:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | November 24, 2022 | By Pete Syme
    * Farmington State Bank had 3 staff and was the 26th-smallest bank in America out of a total 4,800. * Then FTX bought an $11.5 million stake in the bank, it has emerged during FTX's bankruptcy case. * That stake was more than twice the bank's previous net worth. The town of Farmington has just 146 residents, and is so small that Google Street View doesn't cover the whole town. For a decade, Farmington's bank held around $10 million in deposits. In the third quarter this year, deposits jumped to $84 million – 85% of which came from just four...
  • NPR Presents Laughably Pathetic Thanksgiving Food Substitutes Due to Inflation

    11/24/2022 6:08:54 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 59 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 24, 2022 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember "funemployment?" That was a concept introduced during the Obama administration during 2009 to make people feel better about rampant unemployment by portraying it as a fun thing.Well, flash forward to the inflationary era of 2022 during the Biden administration and National Public Radio has come up with something similar. Not the "Whip Inflation Now" (WIN) of the 1970s but more of an upbeat version that makes inflation sounds like a creative challenge or Winflation. And as part of the Winflation challenge, NPR has come up with what they think are creative ideas for whipping inflation during Thanksgiving dinner. Picture...
  • The Twitter office responsible for complying with European misinformation laws has been shut down after Elon Musk's layoffs

    11/24/2022 5:52:58 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 11/24/22 | Peter Syme
    Twitter has closed down its office in Brussels, Belgium, according to the Financial Times. The office was a small one, with under 10 staff, but was vital because of its relationship with the European Union, which last week introduced new laws for social media companies. Twitter's two digital policy chiefs in Europe — Julia Mozer and Dario La Nasa — left the company last week, five people familiar with the situation told the FT. It was unclear if they resigned or were laid-off, but they left the company after Musk issued an ultimatum to all staff, telling them to work...
  • Elon Musk says Twitter more 'Japan-centric' than U.S.-centric: report

    11/24/2022 5:25:39 AM PST · by FarCenter · 15 replies
    PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has reportedly said the social media platform should look to replicate its success in Japan and consider basing engineering teams in India and Indonesia as well. "It may seem as though Twitter is U.S.-centric, but if anything it's Japan-centric," Musk said during a company meeting Monday, online tech magazine The Verge reported. "There are roughly the same number of daily active users in Japan as there are in the U.S., despite the fact that Japan has one-third of the population of the U.S.," the Tesla chief and SpaceX founder was quoted...
  • Russian lawmakers ban 'LGBT propaganda' among adults

    11/24/2022 5:10:57 AM PST · by FarCenter · 65 replies
    Russia's lower house of parliament passed a discriminatory law that bans Russians from promoting "LGBT propaganda" in the third reading on Thursday. The move by Russia's State Duma, the lower house of parliament, expands a 2013 law that banned people from discussing gay relationships and issues with children to apply to people of all ages. The bill needs to be reviewed by Russia's upper house of parliament and signed by President Vladimir Putin before becoming law. Russia to fine people if they promote LGBT relationships Russian lawmakers agreed all individuals could be fined up to 400,000 rubles ($6,600, €6,346) and...
  • Russian lawmakers approve bill banning LGBTQ 'propaganda'

    11/24/2022 5:10:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    France24 ^ | November 24, 2022
    Moscow (AFP) – Russian lawmakers unanimously approved a bill banning all forms of LGBTQ "propaganda" in a final reading on Thursday, as Moscow presses ahead with its conservative drive at home while its troops fight in Ukraine. The legislation passed by the lower house of parliament, the Duma, bars all mention of what authorities deem "gay propaganda" in the media, cinema, books and advertisement. It also prohibits "the propaganda of paedophilia and sex change". If also approved by the upper house of parliament and signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, rights groups say it effectively bans all public promotion...
  • China iPhone factory workers take the money and leave after protests

    11/24/2022 4:55:12 AM PST · by FarCenter · 11 replies
    Employees are leaving a vast Foxconn iPhone factory in central China over working conditions and Covid restrictions, relieved to be taking pay-offs home after angry protests at the Taiwanese tech giant's plant. The workers are leaving the plant in Zhengzhou in the wake of bloody clashes with police, in which more than a dozen protesters were hurt, furious about Foxconn's failure to deliver promised bonuses, employees told AFP. "The contract suddenly changed and everyone was unhappy, in addition the previous incidents at Foxconn made everyone lose trust, so the protests happened," one female worker who wished to remain anonymous told...
  • China’s gold stockpiling is dollar warning sign

    11/24/2022 4:32:24 AM PST · by FarCenter · 21 replies
    TOKYO — One of the worst-kept secrets in global central banking is the extent to which Chinese officials are swapping dollars for gold. Governor Yi Gang’s team at the People’s Bank of China isn’t admitting as much. The PBOC doesn’t have to, though, given the clear policy trajectory Chinese leader Xi Jinping has pursued in recent years: internationalizing of the yuan as the top rival to the dollar. Xi’s position hasn’t changed so much as other governments are catching on that trust is waning in the global reserve currency and an alternative to the dollar is badly needed. Particularly as...
  • VoterGA Reports ‘Serious’ 2022 Election Abnormalities, Over 20,000 Votes ‘Subtracted’ from Totals for Republican Senate Candidate Herschel Walker

    11/24/2022 4:27:26 AM PST · by cuz1961 · 41 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | November 24, 2022 | Susan Berry, PhD
    Voters Organized for Trusted Election Results in Georgia (VoterGA) reports it has identified significant abnormalities in the 2022 Georgia general election, including results that show over 20,000 votes were “inexplicably subtracted” from the vote totals for U.S. Senate Republican candidate Herschel Walker.
  • The renewable energy transition is failing

    11/24/2022 4:21:47 AM PST · by FarCenter · 35 replies
    Despite all the renewable-energy investments and installations, actual global greenhouse gas emissions keep increasing. That’s largely due to economic growth: While renewable energy supplies have expanded in recent years, world energy usage has ballooned even more – with the difference being supplied by fossil fuels. The more the world economy grows, the harder it is for additions of renewable energy to turn the tide by actually replacing energy from fossil fuels, rather than just adding to it. The notion of voluntarily reining in economic growth in order to minimize climate change and make it easier to replace fossil fuels is...
  • Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry condemns Hungarian PM’s ‘Greater Hungary’ scarf

    11/24/2022 2:16:53 AM PST · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Romania Insider ^ | 22 November 2022 | Radu Dumitrescu
    The Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry released a statement expressing its disapproval after Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban wore a scarf featuring a map of "Greater Hungary" during a match between Hungary and Greece. The map included a piece of Transylvania within Hungarian borders. The Foreign Affairs Ministry conveyed its “firm disapproval” of Orban’s gesture to the Hungarian ambassador in Bucharest, noting that the PM’s “attitude is in contrast with the atmosphere of openness that defined the relaunching of bilateral dialogue” between Romania and Hungary. “Any revisionist manifestation, regardless of the form it takes, is unacceptable, contrary to the current realities...
  • WHO and the CDC Declares Measles as a Global Imminent Threat, Covid to Blame

    11/24/2022 1:45:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2022 | Jessica Wang
    A combined report from two major public health bodies has declared measles an “eminent threat” to the global community. Released on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) feared that a record decline of measles vaccination rates and persistent large outbreaks meant that the respiratory virus was an “imminent threat in every region of the world”. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was “absolutely critical” that immunization programs were bought back on track to avoid what he said is a “preventable disease”.
  • Judge Recommends Cushy Prison ‘Camp’ With ‘no Walls, Bars, or Fences’ for Elizabeth Holmes

    11/24/2022 1:41:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2022 | Olivia Land
    The California judge who sentenced disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison last week has recommended that she serve her time in a minimum-security women’s facility. Holmes, 38, was sentenced to 135 months in prison on Nov. 18 after she was convicted of defrauding investors who backed her bogus blood-testing company. According to a court filing from last week, Judge Edward Davila of the Northern District of California recommended she serve her sentence at Federal Prison Camp in Bryan, Texas.
  • Colorado Gay Nightclub Massacre Shows Democrats’ Hypocrisy

    11/24/2022 1:38:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2022 | Miranda Devine
    For three days after the Colorado gay nightclub massacre Democrats and their media allies smeared conservative opponents of drag queen groomer hour as “stochastic terrorists” who are to blame for the tragedy. Then, to their chagrin on Tuesday, the suspect’s lawyers filed court papers saying he identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns “they, them.” Suddenly their right-wing homophobia narrative collapsed in a heap. Not that it caused them any self-reflection. They will just wait for the next opportunity to weaponize a tragedy. Of course, for all their emoting, they never had any genuine concern for the five Colorado victims,...
  • Naomi Biden, fiance crashed at White House for months before tying the knot on South Lawn

    11/24/2022 12:30:31 AM PST · by blueplum · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 22 Nov 2022 | By Joseph Clark
    President Biden and first lady Jill Biden have had a full house over the past few months. Naomi Biden, the recently married daughter of Hunter Biden, has been living in the White House for months along with her now-husband, Peter Neal, and their Australian shepherd, Charlie. Details of the couple’s living arrangement were confirmed in a Vogue digital cover story....
  • Fauci sued over animal abuse yet again

    11/23/2022 10:22:08 PM PST · by RandFan · 29 replies
    Based Politics ^ | Nov 20 | Hannah Cox
    Hollywood would be hard pressed to come up with a villain as terrible as Anthony Fauci, which is why it should be no surprise that he’s being sued yet again. The White Coat Waste Project (a free market, animal welfare group where I am a Fellow) recently filed two new lawsuits against Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for refusing to turn over documents about the agency’s painful and wasteful experiments on dogs and monkeys. WCW first exposed the cruel experiments Fauci’s agency was carrying out on beagles last year. These experiments were taking place in the...
  • Outgoing GOP Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan lays groundwork to challenge Trump for 2024 nomination with series of donor meetings and the unveiling of a new PAC called 'A Better Path Forward'

    11/23/2022 8:26:03 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 November 2022
    Maryland's outgoing Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is laying the groundwork to challenge former President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. Trump was first to officially jump into the 2024 race - doing so last Tuesday from Mar-a-Lago, a week after his party suffered a disappointing midterm result. But Hogan - from the moderate, anti-MAGA wing of the party - visited the key early caucus and swing state of Nevada last weekend, to address the annual Republican Jewish Coalition conference. The Washington Examiner reported Wednesday that he's also set up a series of meetings with donors and grassroots activists after Thanksgiving....