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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, September 30, 2022

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Komando.com19 hours ago
10 tips for capturing pro-level animal images at the zoo
Capture all the wild animals at your local zoo in perfect focus and in the best poses with these 10 tips and tricks. read more
Econlib20 hours ago
Back in the DDR
I visited the DDR (also known as East Germany) back in the summer of 1990—just three months before that unhappy country ceased to exist. After retiring in mid-September, my wife and I decided that East Germany was an ideal spot for a late summer vacation. It isn’t–the weather was cool and rainy. Nonetheless, the trip […] The post Back in the DDR appeared first on Econlib. read more
Komando.com21 hours ago
Please don’t run outside and livestream hurricanes
People ignore authorities and put themselves in danger to livestream Hurricane Ian as it tears through Florida. Here's why it's dangerous. read more
Komando.com21 hours ago
Amazon’s new Kindle includes a pen so you can take notes – Here are all the details
Amazon unveiled the newest Kindle that lets you draw and write on pages. Here's everything you need to know and when it comes out. read more
Children's Health Defense: 36% Higher Risk of Asthma in Some Kids Who Had Vaccine-Related Aluminum Exposure, CDC Study Shows
Today's content is brought to you by Children's Health Defense. Subscribe to The Defender, sign up for text alerts and more. ### A federally funded study released Tuesday reported a “positive association” between “vaccine-related aluminum exposure” and “persistent asthma” in... Related Stories - Lice is Nice! AAP Head Scratcher Decision. - Second, Do No Harm - Is The Covid Pandemic Over? read more
Vox - All17 hours ago
What we get wrong about being in love
[image: Collage of a couple with their arms around each other gesturing toward a large seated statue of a Greek philosopher.] Christina Animashaun/Vox; Getty Images Carrie Jenkins on what philosophy can teach us about love and heartbreak. Do we need a new vision of romantic love? When you think of romantic love in popular culture, you probably think of one of two things: limitless joy or unspeakable sorrow. Pick your favorite stereotype: obsessed teenagers who can’t leave each other’s side until some youthful misdeed leads to a cry-fest. Or maybe it’s the romance novel depiction... read more
Vox - All17 hours ago
End-of-life planning with loved ones can be hard. Here’s where to start.
[image: A cartoon of two people hugging.] Denis Novikov/Getty Images How to make sure you know what they want so you can honor their wishes without having to guess. Confronting the fact that our loved ones will someday die — that we all will — is one of the hardest parts of being human. Most of us don’t like to think about death, and as long as it doesn’t feel urgent, it’s easy to avoid discussing it with family and friends. Avoiding the reality, though, is risky. It increases the likelihood that we’ll be unprepared to make medical decisions when we need to make them. If we’re f... read more
Vox - All17 hours ago
Ken Paxton keeps running. Will his legal issues ever catch up?
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on July 11, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. | Brandon Bell/Getty Images Texas voters will get to render a verdict before the courts do. On Monday, the top legal authority in the state of Texas reportedly fled his own home rather than allow an official to serve him a subpoena. According to an account from the man who served the subpoena, reported in the Texas Tribune, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appeared to try and wait out a process server with the subpoena for an hour in his home, ... read more
Vox - All17 hours ago
Republican states keep refusing to expand Medicaid — until you ask their voters
Pro-Medicaid activists rally in New York City in 2017. | Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images Medicaid expansion is 6-for-6 with voters on ballot initiatives. South Dakota could make it seven in a row. Six times since 2017, voters in a state have weighed in directly on whether to expand Medicaid and make more low-income adults eligible for free public health coverage. Six times, the ballot measure has passed. That undefeated streak could extend to seven wins in South Dakota this November. On Election Day, voters will decide on a constitutional amendment that would extend M... read more
WE NEED PEACE TALKS. WEF FANATICS NEED A WAY OUT
STUPIDITY OR MALEVOLENCE? Looks to me like the WEF club, if I may call them that, have painted themselves into a corner and are ready to destroy the planet in a desperate gamble to avoid trials over their role in the covid vaccine public health disaster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrtnYf9uQVE&t=660s "I admit that political polarization may bring it all to an end, we're going to have a hung election and a civil war,” Bill Gates said. So much for his private land. So much for his billions. Where will he flee? https://www.benzinga.com/government/22/09/29056562/bill-gates-says... read more
NUCLEAR TENSIONS ESCALATE
RUSSIA S HYPERSONIC WEAPONS PROGRAMME WILL LIKELY BE OUTSIDE OF NATO S SURVEILLANCE CAPACITIES CHINA S HYPERSONIC NUCLEAR MISSILES ARE CERTAINLY OUTSIDE OF NATO S SCRUTINY From Zerohedge The increased surveillance flights come as Western leaders voice concerns that Russian President Vladimir Putin could order a nuclear strike on Ukraine or one of its neighbors. Politico recently reported that Western intelligence agencies "are stepping up efforts to detect any Russian military moves or communications that might signal that Putin has ordered the use of nuclear weapons." http... read more
The Aviationist18 hours ago
Philippine FA-50PH Jets Undergoing Mandatory Precautionary Maintenance
[image: FA-50] Only three out of twelve aircraft might be currently operational after delays in the supply chain of spare parts. The Philippine Air Force confirmed that some of its FA-50PH jets are currently non-operational and are [...] The post Philippine FA-50PH Jets Undergoing Mandatory Precautionary Maintenance appeared first on The Aviationist. read more
China s Panda bonds and single entry book keeping top Russia s private fractional reserve banking system established in 1917
China rightly has put its foot down and insisted that Russia adopt its central bank s susperior signle entry book keeping than it adopt Russia s cental banks double entry book keeping adopted in 1917 by the Bolsheviks! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/9623863/IMFs-epic-plan-to-conjure-away-debt-and-dethrone-bankers.html Who funded the Bolsheviks, we wonder? Karl Marx, the founder of Communism, was groomed by the Swiss, studied in Switzerland and developed his model of revolutions in the private bankers paradise, Switzerland, where the world s top central banks organi... read more
The Rio Times18 hours ago
Brazil’s last presidential TV debate was marked by aggressions and bashing
The debate with the candidates for the presidency of the Republic, which aired on TV Globo on Thursday, Sept. 29, was marked by many accusations and little time to discuss proposals. The encounter was the last between the presidential candidates before the first round of voting, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2. Candidates Luiz Lula da […] read more
Germany s leading economic institutes predict a recession could be 7.9% next year, permanent loss of prosperity
In fact, depending on whether the winter is mild or severe, the recession in Germany next year could be far more than 7.9% due to the exorbirant energy prices as businesses either close down or move abroad. https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/konjunktur/rezession-deutschland-herbstgutachten-101.html read more
Untitled
* "Woke" K-12 Schools on American Military Bases* Schools on American military bases, educating almost 70,000 children of service personnel, push the same anti-racism curriculum found in America’s most liberal school districts, with the goal of preparing these students for lives dedicated to a global citizenship meant to displace American citizenship and the American way of life. The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) employs thousands of teachers, and its budget exceeds $3.2 billion. Reflecting Department-wide priorities, the 2022 DoDEA “Blueprint for Continuous Impro... read more
Bill Gates admits he is facing the end along with the USA. Where will Bill and Melinda Gates flee? "I admit that political polarization may bring it all to an end"
Bill Gates has said that political polarization may bring it all to an end, predicitng a hung election and a civil war. He blamed what he branded misinformation for that polarization but which is often fact based exposure of his crimes, some of which are documented in Greek probes which can be used anywhere in the world https://www.dropbox.com/s/4zxv1xcbdcrrw68/Gates%2CSorosGreekProsecutorProbes.pdf?dl=0 Where does Gates think he is going to go when it all comes to an end largely because he would not stop implementing his WEF Great Reset covid vaccine plot in the USA causing a pu... read more
Michael West18 hours ago
Labor surprises nobody with first big diplomatic appointment
[image: Lobbyland] Labor denies that Stephen Smith's posting to the UK as high commissioner is a job for the boy, but it is certainly a job for a Labor mate. read more
MJBizDaily18 hours ago
Opinion: How to craft great-tasting cannabis products 
Here's what cannabis edibles manufacturers need to know about how to create a pleasing flavor profile with the most appealing appearance. Opinion: How to craft great-tasting cannabis products is a post from: MJBizDaily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs read more
The Rio Times18 hours ago
10.7% of Uruguayans live below the poverty line, report says
The percentage of people living below the poverty line in Uruguay was estimated at 10.7 percent in the first half of the year (using the income method), compared to 10.2 percent in the same period of 2021, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said yesterday. “Out of 1,000 people, 107 do not exceed the minimum income […] read more
The Rio Times19 hours ago
American countries endorse policies to strengthen regulatory systems for medicines
Health ministers in the Region of the Americas yesterday endorsed a series of measures to strengthen regulatory systems in all Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Member States to ensure that medicines and health technologies are safe, effective, and of high quality. PAHO said in a statement that the measures were endorsed by PAHO's 30th Pan […] read more
The Rio Times19 hours ago
At least one dead and 8,500 voting devices destroyed in fire at Paraguay’s electoral authority
On Thursday, a fire of significant proportions broke out in one of the warehouses of the central headquarters of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Paraguay (TSJE) in the capital. The fire has so far claimed one person’s life; an official named AnĂ­bal Ortiz, who had been reported missing hours earlier by his relatives. In addition, […] read more
Dances With Bears19 hours ago
AFTERSHOCK OF NORD STREAM EXPLOSIONS RUMBLES WARSAW — POLISH POLITICIANS GO “NUTTERS”
By John Helmer, Moscow @bears_with The Polish government in Warsaw, facing re-election in less than a year, wants all the credit from Washington for their joint operation to sabotage the Nord Stream gas pipelines on the Baltic seabed. It also wants to intimidate the German chancellor in Berlin, and deter both American and German officials from […] read more
The Rio Times19 hours ago
Opinion: Why air travel will soon only be for the rich
By Stephen Andrew Within 5 to 7 years, ordinary people will no longer have the right to fly in the way that they were used to pre-2020. Within 10 years, they won’t have the right to fly at all. The plan is to make air travel the exclusive domain of the super wealthy only. Read […] read more
King Charles and Truss introduce an era of radical " Mickey Mouse" government as suspicions grow over death over Queen
How plausible is it that the Queen died of "old age"on September 8th, just two days after being fit enough to appoint Liz Truss as PM? Wasn t such a sudden death the sign of some acute problem? A heart attack? And yet no emergency airlift for the Queen to be brought to hospital was arranged by Princess Anne and Charles who were at her side? Fuelling suspicions of foul play must surely be the radical nature of the new government and new monarchy which the UK woke up to on September 9th. The Queen would surely never have agreed to the disastrous budget unveiled by Truss as a monar... read more
Defiant Truss, Kwarteng show UK budget watchdog members the door after 48 minutes following disastrous budget
The Russian rouble and stocks are gaining while the UK pound, bonds and stocks have suffered an unprecedented battering following a "Let s loot em big time" City of London budget. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russian-rouble-stocks-gain-putin-073730508.html "The mini-budget looks to be a bigger disaster for the British economy scale than Brexit, the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. So, why did Truss’s government do it?" asks the WaPo. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/29/kwasi-kwarteng-ideology-behind-british-pounds-collapse/ The answer appears to be the banksters and... read more
GREENIE WATCH19 hours ago
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* How Government Restrictions on Domestic Drilling Drive Up Gas Prices* The term “mineral estate” refers to the ownership of minerals, including oil and natural gas, under the Earth’s surface. The federal mineral estate contains 2.46 billion acres made up of 1.76 billion acres in the Outer Continental Shelf (the ocean floors off America’s coasts) and 700 million onshore subsurface acres. The state and private land mineral estate is around 1.5 billion acres by comparison. Even though the federal estate is almost 1 billion acres larger than the state and private mineral estate, most ... read more
bilaterals.org19 hours ago
London's 2022 CPTPP accession hopes fade
30-Sep-2022 Many CPTPP members believe that the UK government has under-estimated the scale of the challenge of acceding to the 11-nation bloc. Discussions have also revealed problems with the scale of the UK market access offers. read more
bilaterals.org19 hours ago
CETA: An attack on health, the environment, consumer protection and democracy
30-Sep-2022 The trade agreement disempowers the European Parliament and strengthens the influence of corporations. read more
bilaterals.org19 hours ago
Dhaka wants revised list of products from Jakarta before signing PTA
30-Sep-2022 Dhaka has sought a revised list of goods on which Jakarta can offer tariff concessions for Bangladeshi products before signing the proposed preferential trade agreement (PTA.) read more
bilaterals.org19 hours ago
Bangladesh keen to sign FTA with Malaysia: Finance Minister
30-Sep-2022 Bangladesh is keen to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said at a bilateral meeting with a Malaysian delegation. read more
bilaterals.org19 hours ago
CETA still not fully delivering
30-Sep-2022 The Canadian agriculture sector wants the federal government to make progress on removing technical barriers, five years after the deal was signed. read more
Annexation of a States Territory is a Violation of the Charter & International Law, Warns UN Chief
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - The Kremlin has announced that a ceremony will take place Friday in Moscow that will launch a process of annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. Read the full story, “Annexation of a States Territory is a Violation of the Charter & International Law, Warns UN Chief”, on globalissues.org → read more
UNs High-Level Meeting of World Leaders Falls Short of Gender Empowerment
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - When the UN’s high-level meeting of world leaders concluded last week, the head count seemed lopsided: 190 speakers, including 76 Heads of State, 50 Heads of Government, 4 Vice-Presidents, 5 Deputy Prime Ministers, 48 Ministers and 7 Heads of Delegations—overwhelmingly male. Read the full story, “UNs High-Level Meeting of World Leaders Falls Short of Gender Empowerment”, on globalissues.org → read more
Virtual Mirage20 hours ago
Freya’s Day
Bullet Points: * The most interesting part about Martha’s Vineyard vs 50 Venezuelans story was the millionaires pushing a GoFundMe to raise a couple of thousand dollars for the illegal aliens and then keeping all the money for themselves. * Gateway Pundit – DOJ/FBI said they seized 11,000 pages of documents. President Trump’s […] The post Freya’s Day appeared first on Virtual Mirage. read more
"Why the middle class is being destroyed"
That's the title of an article at American Greatness. I don't necessarily agree with all the author's arguments, but he makes an intriguing case that deserves our attention. Here's an excerpt. The emergence of a cognitive elite, and, for the first time in history, the almost total convergence of intellectuals with the financial elite explains the coming extinction of the middle class. *. . .* The elitist argument for destroying the middle class is simple. If everyone on earth used as much energy as Americans use, global energy production would have to more than quadruple. T... read more
CFACT20 hours ago
End-running democracy by forcing climate policies
There are fledgling signs of corporate pushback on climate mandates. The post End-running democracy by forcing climate policies appeared first on CFACT. read more
Modern Tokyo Times21 hours ago
US Deep State: Biden and Harris in awful gaffes
US Deep State: Biden and Harris in awful gaffes Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The administration of President Joe Biden is extremely war-mongering while also sowing… read more
How We Remember Last Weekend
This is confirmation of high frequency activity predicted by a high information density DARK MATTER spirit system underlying the 3D physical brain as we have predicted. This ripple strongly suggests a periodic sampling and storage activity linked to TIME pages. We do need to rethink the implications of neuronic activity which may well be a physical impulse path providing juice with the actual descision system completely independent of all this. It takes a long time for the neuron path to deliver its energy and it may well be a lagging phenom. It is not obvious if our brains oper... read more
Cryptocurrency as Money—Store of Value or Medium of Exchange?
All money is money because it mediates transactions and the store of value concept is certainly incidental. Throw a suitcase of either papre money or gold into the Marianas Trench and in either case, it is lost and is no store of value. Both fiat cash produced and guaranteed by the state and crypto currency produced and guaranteed by digital security serve that purpose and criminal behavior is constrained by both. This is a huge experiemnt and it is working well actually. We now need to see the creation of fiat money brought under the control of the rule of twelve.. *Crypt... read more
IBM scientists cool down the world’s largest quantum-ready cryogenic concept system
This is a huge volume which allows large devices to be tested and operated. This is another century of technical evolution. All good. It will be interesting to see what comes out of this. . *IBM scientists cool down the world’s largest quantum-ready cryogenic concept system* *Project Goldeneye pushes the limits of low-temperature refrigeration while laying the groundwork for the quantum industry’s ability to scale to larger experiments.* https://research.ibm.com/blog/goldeneye-cryogenic-concept-system? *Pictured: Pat Gumann, IBM Research staff member, and Goldeneye technical ... read more
Six recent discoveries that have changed how we think about human origins
21 separate species so far and no end of hybridization all around. Quite a story for a critter that ultimately became truly global. Recall that the Age of discovery never found an empty valley without a population until we hit the ice. One other thing. Mankind is now engaged in a global hybridization that ultimately includes all of us. The five century long European expansion and the present ongoing migrations everywhere is naturally producing massive hybridization and thos hybrids strongly oppose any opposition. The arrow of time is toward a pretty interesting human being reta... read more
Charles Frith1 day ago
Trigger-Trump's Prophecy Is Now Reality?
It's not prophecy if you're getting the right intel >Looking Glass perhaps? <. Is that why consumers of mainstream media narrative of everything from energy, to climate changez and healthy not healthy is twisted by purposeful deception at best, and invariably the opposite of what we should be doing at that particular, as it were..... point in time? What are you suggesting? The way to kill people without them knowing is to gain their consent. [Drops Scarlett Hat to Floorboards]? Is that the gig? Crazy right-wing or lefty wing. See how dumbed down it?is This point is crucial to u... read more
Churchill: On Hindus and Muslims
Sardar Patel “While the Hindu elaborates his argument, the Moslem sharpens his sword. Between these two races and creeds… the gulf is impassable” ~ Winston Churchill in a speech at Albert Hall on 18 March 1931 Churchill developed his facile impression of the difference between Muslims and Hindus in the 1890s, when he was posted in the North West frontier region of the Indian subcontinent. During this period he developed a close relationship with the warlike Muslim tribes which dominated the North West frontier, and he became convinced that the Muslims were a fighting race. He thou... read more
Michael West22 hours ago
Run of Luck: systemic money-laundering, disgrace, then pay rises for Star casino directors
[image: credit cards used for gambling] Star Entertainment has this week prostrated itself. The company grovelled to maintain its licence to operate its Sydney casino and with it, official permission to keep inflicting untold misery on the families of gambling addicts. read more
OrientalReview.org22 hours ago
Americans Find Gangsters Suitable To Lead The Country
On 13 November 2019, the U.S. President said, regarding Syria, “We’re keeping the oil, we have the oil, the oil is secure, we left troops behind only for the oil.” That was at a press conference, and none of the reporters asked him any question about that statement. They certainly […] read more
War News Updates23 hours ago
Ukraine President Zelensky Calls Emergency Meeting Of Security Chiefs
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meets U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his visit in Kyiv, Ukraine September 8, 2022. Genya Savilov/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo *Reuters:* *Ukraine calls emergency meeting of security chiefs* KYIV, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will hold an emergency top-level meeting on Friday where "fundamental decisions" will be taken in the wake of Russian plans to annex four Ukrainian regions, an official said on Thursday. The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin will sign documents on Friday proclaiming M... read more
Morgan Stanley Warns We May Be Facing Something Worse Than A ‘Normal Recession’
*NTD/Epoch Times:* *Morgan Stanley Warns of Something Worse Than a ‘Normal Recession’* Morgan Stanley’s Chief U.S. Equity Strategist Michael Wilson said that he’s convinced a corporate earnings recession is coming—and that it could be worse than a “normal” recession. Wilson said in a Sept. 26 interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that his team at Morgan Stanley is looking closely at the U.S. business earnings story and the impact of corporate profits on equities, which have been on a wild ride in recent months. “We think it’s unavoidable … to avoid an earnings recession and th... read more
Oddments For The Weekend
Including a very close call; some unladylike descending; the roller skates of yesteryear; selective Hollywood umbrage; and when your wardrobe solution requires some reorganization of external reality. All this and more. read more
Hungary Says It Will Not Support Any New EU Energy Sanctions Against Russia
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's opposition to EU sanctions on Russia is well-known. (file photo) *Reuters:* *Hungary cannot support any new EU energy sanctions against Russia - govt* BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary cannot support the European Union's planned eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine if those contain energy sanctions, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday. The EU executive proposed on Wednesday fresh sanctions against Russia, including tighter trade restrictions, more individual blacklistings and an oil p... read more
Big Trouble in the Tropical Troposphere
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood Dr John Robson produces some very good videos on climate change. This one covers the missing warming in the Tropical Troposphere: ? ? ? read more
Food safety experts give recommendations to panel charged with reviewing FDA
Yesterday and today in Washington, D.C., the Reagan-Udall Foundation is facilitating a public meeting of its Independent Expert Panel on food. The independent expert panel has been charged with evaluating the structure, leadership, authorities, resources and culture of the FDA’s human foods program. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf announced the review in May while a congressional... Continue Reading read more
FSA sets out plan to fill gaps in lab system
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has outlined plans to support the existing laboratory network which it says is in a “precarious position”. The agency has obtained funding of £2.1 million ($2.2 million) per year, which will be used to deliver an improved system from 2022 to 2025. There has been a steady fall in the... Continue Reading read more
September 30, 2022: Reader Tips
After 30 days, we’ve reached the end of our music countdown. Here is one opinion of the most popular song in each of five decades: 1960’s: The Beatles – A Day in the Life 1970’s: The Eagles – Hotel California 1980’s: Blondie – Call Me 1990’s: Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit 2000’s: Eminem –… Continue reading → read more
EU critical of Italian control system; France fares better
Two audits by the European Commission’s health and safety unit have looked at the safety of food of non-animal origin in Italy and France. A recent report on a remote DG Sante audit, in September 2021 in Italy, found the system cannot verify that food is produced under conditions that meet EU hygiene rules designed... Continue Reading read more
More tips on beating those pests in your garden (Wally Richards)
It is a new gardening season and once it warms up the pest populations will quickly grow. So far the temperatures have been below what would be normal for this time of the year and considering we are only a few weeks away from Labour Weekend it is most strange. Temperatures have a great bearing … Continue reading More tips on beating those pests in your garden (Wally Richards) → read more
Honey, I Finished The Internet
F/A-18 Carrier break and landing read more
Turcopolier1 day ago
Finally, the much anticipated Donbas cauldron – TTG
RYBAR – Ukrainian formations continue to surround Lyman, developing an offensive towards the territorial borders of the Luhansk People’s Republic. The Lyman garrison is fighting in an operational environment with superior enemy forces On the outskirts of Lyman – The … Continue reading → read more
Bye Bye Bourgeois Environmentalists
Originally posted on Science Matters: Getty images. Brendan O’Neill writes at Spectator The trouble with ‘bourgeois’ environmentalism. Excerpts in italics with my bolds and added images. HT John Ray The left needs to shake off its ‘bourgeois environmentalism’. It needs to distance itself from the ‘bourgeois environmental lobby’ and make the case for fracking and… read more
The Wind in the Walnuts, my Recreation Journey
Toronto is The City of Light. When I go recreating, I bask in the rich, creamy goodness of Toronto. The plants! The animals! The bugs! Being in Toronto is like being in a science fiction novel, in the community at the center of the universe! The clouds are so pretty! I can write poetry anywhere… Continue reading → read more
Erbil's Catholic University Students Graduate
The Catholic University of Erbil's (CUE) second graduating class on September 29, 2022. ( Julian Bechocha/Rudaw)Erbil, Iraq -- In a ceremony highlighted by the overcoming of persecution and sectarianism, students of Iraq's only Catholic university graduated on Thursday, expressing hope that their community's future will be characterized by an unfami read more
Michael West1 day ago
‘We reject charges’: Wong on jailed Aussie
Foreign Minister Penny Wong says her government “completely” rejects the charges laid against Australian Professor Sean Turnell who’s been jailed in Myanmar. The 58-year-old Sydney economist was sentenced to three years’ jail earlier this week, accused of violating Myanmar’s official state secrets act. Prof Turnell was working in Myanmar as an adviser to ousted leader Aung […] read more
US Tells Energy Infrastructure Operators To Be On ‘Heightened Alert’
*Blooomberg:* *US puts energy operators on ‘heightened alert’* The US urged energy infrastructure operators, including LNG carriers heading for Europe, to be on high alert after suspected sabotage hit gas pipelines connecting Russia and Germany. “Everybody should be on high alert,” US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Wednesday in Vienna. She called for an “expedited investigation” into who bears responsibility for three blasts that targeted the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines off the German coast. The Biden administration’s top energy official spoke in an interview at the ... read more
September 30th – 2022 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 619
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the JoeBama Administration and Presidency. “This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. […] The post September 30th – 2022 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 619 appeared first on The Last Refuge. read more
Friday September 30th – Open Thread
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL. […] The post Friday September 30th – Open Thread appeared first on The Last Refuge. read more
Biden’s War On Women’s Wages
By Thomas Gallatin ~ Even as he has repeatedly pledged to “close the gender pay gap,” his own White House pays women less than men. During his campaign, Joe Biden promised that he would work to “close the gender pay gap,” playing to the Left’s bogus narrative that sexism is to blame. Again in March […] read more
All Over The World, Conservatives Waking Up To Threat Of New Marxists
By Mike Gonzalez ~ TALLINN, Estonia—Conservatives seldom have been great at forging international coalitions. But that is changing rapidly. A common enemy always does that. Failure to form global networking is a bit of an occupational hazard for conservatism, inherently a nation-oriented, inward-looking endeavor. Conservatives, after all, seek to conserve very different national traditions, sometimes […] read more
U.S. And Allies Want China And India To 'Talk Sense' Into Putin
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting on the sidelines of a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies in the Japanese city of Osaka, June 28, 2019. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi) *Politico:* *Calls grow for China and India to talk sense into Putin* *“They could let Mr. Putin know what a disastrously bad idea any use of nuclear weapons would be,” one U.S. official said. * The U.S. and its allies are hoping to rally the international community to send an unmistakable message to Vladimir Pu... read more
China Opens Overseas Police Stations In US And Canada
*FOX News*: *China has opened overseas police stations in US and Canada to monitor Chinese citizens: report* *Europe is home to the most Chinese 'overseas police service stations'* China has opened dozens of "overseas police service stations" around the globe to monitor its citizens living abroad, including one location in New York City and three in Toronto. "These operations eschew official bilateral police and judicial cooperation and violate the international rule of law, and may violate the territorial integrity in third countries involved in setting up a parallel policing... read more
Michael West1 day ago
Mandatory COVID isolation rules scrapped
Mandatory isolation periods for COVID-19 have been scrapped, following a unanimous decision by national cabinet. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and state and territory leaders agreed people with COVID-19 will no longer be subject to a five-day stay-at-home order, following Friday’s meeting at Parliament House. The changes will come into effect from October 14. The isolation […] read more
USS Gerald R Ford Is Expected To Deploy For The First Time Next Week
*Business Insider:* *A first-in-class US Navy supercarrier is about to set sail on its maiden deployment for the first time in over 40 years* * The US Navy is ready to deploy a new first-in-class supercarrier for the first time in over four decades. * The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford will set sail on its maiden deployment next week from Hampton Roads, Virginia. * The Ford's first deployment comes four years after the ship was first expected to deploy. The $13 billion lead ship of a new class of advanced US Navy aircraft carriers is about to finally set sail on its f... read more
European Nations Tighten Energy Infrastructure Security After Nord Stream Gas Pipeline 'Attack'
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Equinor's Johan Sverdrup oilfield platforms in the North Sea © Reuters/Ints Kalnins *Euronews:* *Nord Stream: Norway and Denmark tighten energy infrastructure security after gas pipeline 'attack'* Norway and Denmark will increase security and surveillance around their energy infrastructure sites after the alleged sabotage of Russia's Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea. Major leaks struck two underwater natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany, with experts reporting that explosions rattled the Baltic Sea beforehand. Norw... read more
BOMBSHELL: Oxford Study Confirms Cox-vid Vwax Increases Risk of Infection by 44%
 Vaccination Increases Infection Risk by 44%, Oxford Study Finds by https://www.infowars.com/ Two doses of COVID-19 vaccine make you 44% more likely to be infected, a study from Oxford University has found, contradicting the basis of global vaccine policy, which assumes vaccination significantly cuts incidence and transmission. – The study, published in the Lancet, looked at … read more
CrossTalk: Russian Pipeline SABOTAGED by USS Kearsarge
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Russia Ready to Defend Crimea And Territories That Will Become Part of It — Diplomat
Russia Ready to Defend Crimea And Territories That Will Become Part of It — Diplomat by https://tass.com/ The Russian Ambassador in Washington noted that the United States will also defend state sovereignty, territorial integrity and its people with all available means in the event of a threat – WASHINGTON, September 29. /TASS/. American politicians are … read more
The Other Reason The BOE Panicked: 26% Of All UK Mortgages Are Variable Rate And Set For Imminent Repricing
The Other Reason The BOE Panicked: 26% Of All UK Mortgages Are Variable Rate And Set For Imminent Repricing by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Earlier today, we described the main reason why the BOE panicked – which, with billions in pensions set to suffer catastrophic losses absent an intervention, perhaps merited the latest central bank bailout. There … read more