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  • China’s Ticking Baby Time Bomb, Corruption, Debt Will Lead to Economic Collapse

    09/18/2023 5:04:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/16 | Steven W. Mosher
    Moreover, the rabidly anti-natal propaganda of the policy has helped to create a culture in which children are no longer valued but rather rejected as expensive luxuries. When the government finally ended the one-child policy in 2016, it rosily predicted that the total fertility rate — defined as the number of births per woman over her reproductive lifetime — would rebound to 1.8. But China’s birthrate not only did not recover, it continued to fall. In 2022, only 9.56 million children were born.
  • Missing F35: Debris field found in search for missing fighter jet, officials say

    09/18/2023 5:02:14 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 45 replies
    Fox 4 KDFW ^ | 09/18/2023 | AP staff
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Authorities found a debris field Monday from a Marine Corps F-35 stealth fighter jet that crashed in South Carolina after the pilot ejected and parachuted to safety. The debris field was located in rural Williamsburg County, according to the Marine Corps’ Joint Base Charleston. The field is about two hours northeast of the base, and residents were being asked to avoid the area while the recovery team worked to secure it.
  • 'An economic divide that is widening': Almost a third of Americans earning $150,000 a year or more say they're living paycheck to paycheck and many rely on credit cards to close the gap

    09/18/2023 4:51:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Money wise ^ | 09/14/2023 | By Serah Louis
    It’s not just low-income Americans drowning under inflation and interest rates — some higher-income folks are feeling the strain on their wallets as well. Data from a June survey conducted by personal finance software company Quicken revealed that 32% of Americans earning at least $150,000 a year are currently living paycheck to paycheck, while 36% of folks earning $50,000 to $150,000 and 55% of households earning less than that reported the same.
  • Biden Admin Shells Out Over $5 Million To Give Journalists ‘Trauma-Informed’ Support If They’re Getting Trolled

    09/18/2023 4:37:14 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 24 replies
    Dailycaller ^ | 9-18-2023 | Robert Schmad
    The Biden administration has approved $5.7 million in grant funding to George Washington University to create a program that will provide psychological care to journalists who believe they are the targets of “misinformation-driven harassment campaigns.” The program, called Expert Voices Together, is described in the government grant database as “a socio-technical system that provides real-time support to experts experiencing online harassment.” The project’s goal is to provide journalists, and eventually other “experts,” with means of “monitoring and reporting” alleged abuse, as well as “personalized assistance with digital safety” and access to “mental health care specialists” as a form of “trauma-informed...
  • 'It's about fairness': Portland Public Schools considers grading changes to reduce bias in classrooms

    09/18/2023 4:29:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    KGW Portland ^ | 09 01 2023 | Thomas Shults
    Portland Public Schools is considering adopting new ‘equitable grading practices’, which would change how teachers grade students. A handout from the school district said historical data shows racial disparities in students’ pass/fail rate. The handout also instructs teachers to not assign zeros to assignments that are handed in late, or are missing. It also states that for students caught cheating, they are to face disciplinary action instead of having their grade be penalized. District administrators said these changes and others would make classrooms more fair and reduce bias. "What it's doing is, it's assessing mastery and accuracy,” PPS’ Chief Academic...
  • In South Korea, Robots Are Taking Robots' Jobs

    09/18/2023 4:29:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | 9.15.2023 | Eric Boehm
    Our robo-worker future won't put an end to this annoying labor-policy debate.It's a tale probably as old as labor markets: An influx of cheaper, foreign labor displaces some established workers, who seek protection from the government in the form of new restrictions on the immigrants they blame for taking their jobs. The cycle is repeating itself right now in South Korea, with one new wrinkle: None of the workers are humans. Executives—human ones—at some South Korean robot manufacturing firms tell the Financial Times that imported robots are starting to steal jobs from good ol' domestic androids. "We are worried that...
  • Trudeau accuses India's government of involvement in killing of Canadian Sikh leader

    09/18/2023 4:22:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    CBC ^ | 09 18 2023 | John Paul Tasker
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accusing the government of India of involvement in the fatal shooting of a Canadian Sikh leader — a claim that will have seismic effects on an already shaky bilateral relationship. Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar was brazenly shot dead outside a Sikh temple in Surrey, B.C. on June 18. Nijjar, a supporter of a Sikh homeland in the form of an independent Khalistani state, had been branded by the Indian government as a "terrorist" and accused of leading a militant separatist group — something his supporters have denied. Now, Trudeau said, Canada's national security apparatus...
  • DC Jury Convicts Journalist Who Covered J6 Riot in Capitol

    09/18/2023 4:21:16 PM PDT · by CFW · 18 replies
    Headline USA ^ | 9/18/23 | Ken Silva
    In an assault on the First Amendment and the free press, a Washington DC jury has convicted journalist Stephen Horn of four misdemeanor charges stemming from his reporting of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill protest-turned-riot. According to journalist Steve Baker, the jury deliberated for about an hour on Monday before finding Horn guilty of entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct, violent entry, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol. As Headline USA has reported, Horn, by all accounts, was engaging in purely journalistic activities on Jan. 6. The FBI received a tip from...
  • Hasan Minhaj’s “Emotional Truths”

    09/18/2023 4:20:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    September 15, 2023 | Clare Malone
    Hasan Minhaj’s “Emotional Truths” (Can only be linked, per FR roles.)
  • Trudeau says Indian government linked to murder of Sikh leader in Surrey [Indian diplomat already expelled]

    09/18/2023 4:17:27 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 14 replies
    Vancouver Province [Canada] ^ | Sept. 18, 2023 | Ryan Tumilty, Bryan Passifiume
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada has credible information that the government of India was involved in the murder of a prominent British Columbia Sikh leader on Canadian soil in June. Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead in his truck by two masked gunmen as he left his Sikh temple in Surrey, B.C., on June 18. He was the president of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara and a vocal supporter of the establishment of a separate state, called Khalistan, for Sikhs in India... Canada recently cancelled trade talks with India and a proposed Team Canada trade mission was...
  • The Bizarre Secret Behind China's Spy Balloon

    09/18/2023 4:04:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2023 | David Martin
    It was surely the most bizarre crisis of the Biden administration: America's top-of-the-line jet fighters being sent up to shoot down, of all things, a balloon – a Chinese spy balloon that was floating across the United States, which had the nation and its politicians in a tizzy. Now, seven months later, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells "CBS News Sunday Morning" the balloon wasn't spying. "The intelligence community, their assessment – and it's a high-confidence assessment – [is] that there was no intelligence collection by that balloon," he said. So, why was it over...
  • Donald Trump Promises Task Force To Review, Potentially Pardon Every Biden Admin ‘Political Prisoner,’ Including Pro-Life Activists Jailed in D.C.

    09/18/2023 3:45:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2023 | KATHERINE HAMILTON
    Former President Donald Trump has pledged to create a task force if reelected in 2024 to review and potentially pardon or commute the sentences of every “political prisoner who’s been unjustly persecuted by the Biden administration.”The Republican presidential candidate made the announcement during his speech on Friday at the Pray Vote Stand Summit in the nation’s capital. The 45th president did so after referencing the case of five pro-life advocates who were jailed in late August after a D.C. jury found them guilty of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinics (FACE) Act and conspiracy against rights in a 2020...
  • CDC Admits: Vast Majority of those hospitalized for COVID are jabbed

    09/18/2023 3:33:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | September 13, 2023 | Alex Berensen
    CDC Admits: Vast Majority of those hospitalized for COVID are jabbedAlex Berensen | Substack: An advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control is meeting now to discuss recommendations for the updated Covid jabs that the Food & Drug Administration approved yesterday.Spoiler alert: the committee is likely to press the jabs on most adults, and possibly even children. The group is nominally independent, but Dr. Nirav Shah, the CDC deputy director, telegraphed this plan to The New York Times two weeks ago:Covid can still be nasty even if it doesn’t put you in the hospital. A booster shot will reduce...
  • Trump Posts Rosh Hashanah Message from Conservative Jews Urging Liberal Jews to Repent

    09/18/2023 3:32:16 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2023 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former President Donald Trump posted a message Sunday for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, urging liberal Jews to repent for voting “to destroy America & Israel because you believed false narratives.”The message, which he posted on his Truth Social platform, included a post by JEXIT, a group of conservative Jews that urges fellow Jews to leave the Democratic Party.The JEXIT post was headed by a comment: “Wake Up Sheep. What Nazi / Anti Semite ever did this for the Jewish people or Israel?” It then listed several of Trump’s best-known accomplishments for Jews and for Israel — a list...
  • Biden crashes birthday party at swanky New York restaurant Il Cantinori: Joe and Jill pose for photos with customers

    09/18/2023 3:19:44 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2023 | Nikki Schwab
    President Joe Biden 'crashed' a birthday party at the swanky New York restaurant Il Cantinori Sunday night while celebrating his granddaughter Finnegan's birthday. Budding TV and podcast producer Julie Balefsky shared pictures on her Instagram that showed the president coming over and wishing her a Happy Birthday, as she sported a birthday hat and 'it's my birthday' sash. The president and first lady Jill Biden also posed for a group picture with Balefsky and her friends at the restaurant, which serves $42 ravioli and $69 lamb. 'The President crashed my birthday dinner but it's still my day,' Balefsky captioned the...
  • New study funded by the 'defense intelligence enterprise' finds national security officials with dementia could 'create a security threat'

    09/18/2023 3:11:58 PM PDT · by CFW · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/18/23 | Olivia Murray
    Joe Biden has reached his expiration date, and the Deep State is preparing to dump him in the compost pile. In a newly released study conducted by the RAND Corporation and funded by a host of entities related to the congressional–military intelligence–industrial complex, researchers posed this question: "Could Dementia in the National Security Workforce Create a Security Threat?" Now, whom in the world do these researchers have in mind? Let's just throw out a hypothetical: could a person with cognitive function so severely diminished that he regresses to a toddler-like state and poops his pants ahead of diplomatic talks, and...
  • Search for missing F-35 Lightning II fighter jet continues after pilot ejects during 'mishap'

    09/18/2023 2:06:24 PM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 59 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 9-18-23 | Andrea Vacchinano
    U.S. military officials are searching for a missing F-35 jet after a "mishap" caused its pilot to eject on Sunday afternoon. Joint Base Charleston said on Facebook that the aircraft was a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II belonging to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The pilot ejected safely and was transported to a local medical center. The base is working with Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to help locate the missing aircraft. Emergency response teams have been deployed to find the jet.
  • The male loneliness epidemic and how it affects fathers

    09/18/2023 2:02:35 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 51 replies
    Several years ago, another dad reached out to me after reading my work about being a stay-at-home dad. He was married, had two toddlers and was not coping well. He couldn’t find another person to talk to outside his family. He didn’t say it, because most of us men won’t, but fatherhood was taking a toll on his mental health and self-worth. He felt alone — but not because he didn’t have a good relationship with his significant other. He told me it was because he didn’t have friends. We hear a lot these days about men not finding the...
  • Donald Trump Plans to Negotiate with Democrats on Abortion, Says Six-Week Limit Is a ‘Terrible Thing’

    09/18/2023 1:57:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2023 | KATHERINE HAMILTON
    Former President Donald Trump plans to negotiate with Democrats on the issue of abortion if reelected in 2024, saying in a Meet the Press interview released on Sunday, “I think they are all going to like me. I think both sides are going to like me.” During a wide-ranging interview with NBC News moderator Kristen Welker, Trump repeatedly reiterated his intent to mediate on the issue of abortion if reelected and framed Democrats as extreme for supporting abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. He also declined to say if he believes unborn babies have a constitutional right to life...
  • Yellen on Acting to Lower Oil Prices: We’ll Watch Prices, Expect them to ‘Stabilize’

    09/18/2023 1:55:26 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2023 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Monday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street,” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen responded to what action the Biden administration could take to combat rising oil prices by stating that they’ll keep watching the situation, but they expect the prices to “stabilize.” Co-host Sara Eisen asked, “I’m wondering how you’re thinking about the gas price move, a big jump in the month of August. Crude is back above $90 per barrel. The Saudis are extending the production cuts through the end of the year. Are you looking at taking any action on this front?” Yellen answered, “Well, the president wants...