Thought for the day

"Truth above all, though the heavens may fall!" -- Michael Rivero
"The Chinese are universally conceded to be excellent people, honest, honorable, industrious, trustworthy, kind-hearted, and all that--leave them alone, they are plenty good enough just as they are; and besides, almost every convert runs a risk of catching our civilization. We ought to be careful. We ought to think twice before we encourage a risk like that; for, once civilized, China can never be uncivilized again. We have not been thinking of that." -- Mark Twain

The August heat is stifling in Gaza, and the air is heavy with the smell of gunpowder. Blood dots the roads, and piles of rubble from destroyed buildings continue to grow. 

For the second day in a row, Israel has continued to carry out Operation Breaking Dawn, marking its latest military onslaught on the Gaza Strip. As of the time of writing, 24 people have been killed, among them 5 children, and 203 people have been injured.

Before launching the latest military operation, the Israeli government had closed off its border with Gaza on August 1, 2022, crippling major sectors in Gaza’s economy, chief among them the power sector.

Posted on: Aug 07 08:20

The tax-and-spend bill will be passed through budget reconciliation (no Republican votes needed) so it needed approval from the Senate Parliamentarian.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 07 08:16

Nancy Pelosi traveled to Taiwan and the Far East and met with numerous entities and individuals.  Was the purpose for her to increase her family fortune?

The two photographs below originated from a source in Taiwan. The circled man in the photo on the left is the same man labeled as Paul Pelosi Jr., Nancy Pelosi’s son, in the photograph on the right. That man is clearly part of Nancy Pelosi’s inner entourage, but, strangely, he does not appear in any other photographs circulating on the internet.

Posted on: Aug 07 08:12

President Biden referred to himself as “vice president” Thursday while lamenting his inability to purchase an electric Corvette — in the latest job title mixup from the commander-in-chief.

“I’m not going to be able to do it because I can’t drive a vehicle while I’m vice president,” Biden announced throughout a virtual meeting with General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

Biden, who already owns a 1967 Corvette Stingray, quickly fixed himself, continuing, “while I’m president.”

Posted on: Aug 07 08:05

Challenger Joe Kent is now within striking distance of winning the primary in the Washington State election against Never-Trumper Jaime Herrera Beutler.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 07 07:56

The alternative media was all a buzz this week as several previously young, healthy doctors all died within just a few days of each other.

The biggest story came out of Canada’s Trillium Health Partners-Mississauga Hospital in Toronto, where 3 physicians from that hospital died “unexpectedly” within the same week, and according to a nurse who also works in the same hospital, the deaths followed after the hospital started mandating the fourth Covid shot for their employees.

Three physicians at Canada’s Trillium Health Partners-Mississauga Hospital died unexpectedly in the same week. The cause of death for the three doctors has yet to be announced.

The news about the three deceased doctors was first shared by independent journalist Monique in a post that went viral. According to Monique, a concerned nurse shared with her a copy of the memo that was sent out by the hospital’s management.

According to the nurse, the three doctors died after the hospital started mandating the fourth Covid shot for their employees.

“Three physicians at the Mississauga hospitals have died this week,” the nurse told Monique. “1st memo Monday, 2nd Tuesday, 3rd Thursday. [The] cause of death wasn’t shared in the memo, but how many times have 3 doctors died in 1 week, days after the hospital started administering the 4th shot to staff.”

Posted on: Aug 07 07:55

Sometime in the future a learned academic will be writing a weighty tome with the title The Decline and Fall of the Western Empire. Perhaps the Contents Page will include, among others, twelve chapters with titles something like this: World War One. World War Two. Korea. Vietnam. Palestine. Iran. Nicaragua. Afghanistan. Iraq. Syria. Ukraine. Taiwan.

Indeed, Karin Kneissel, the former Austrian Foreign Minister, is at present writing a book with the working title A Requiem for Europe. In an interview with Asia Times on 31 July she declared that ‘European countries are growing ever weaker on the international stage and their places are being taken by Asian countries’. She said that the Europe ‘where she was born and grew up and to which she was devoted no longer exists’. ‘European leaders, through ignorance and arrogance, are neglecting the existing geopolitical realities and basic principles of diplomacy and this has created a dangerous situation’.

She added: ‘This is connected with Eurocentrism. We believe that we are so great that nobody can do without us…It seems to me that Europe needs Russia more than Russia needs Europe. If I am right, then is it really in the interests of the Old World to treat Moscow as an enemy, inclining Moscow to Beijing? Today Europeans are more and more disillusioned and desperate and this may cause mass disorder and anti-government violence’.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:54

Things are so bad in New York that the bodega worker wrongfully charged with murder in a self-defense case is taking off to the Dominican Republic.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 07 07:54

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) promoted the Hollywood film industry to stop filming in the cheaper but more conservative states, such as Georgia and Oklahoma, that passed restrictive abortion measures.

An ad from the governor, which encouraged Hollywood to make a decision based on common values, was published on the same day Newsom supported legislation that would invest $1.65 billion in California's Film & Television Tax Credit Program by extending it for an additional five years.

Some massive film companies have decided to conduct their shootings in different states than California, mainly because of the cost required to film in those states is much cheaper than to film in California.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:53

A Father of Child with Myocarditis Records Pharmacist Admit Parents’ Aren’t Warned About Side Effects.

Can we say uninformed consent. Pharmacist says she should have looked online. Notice she keeps typing during the conversation.

A recording of a phone call between an irate father and a pharmacist who injected his 7-year-old son with a COVID-19 vaccine after his wife brought him to the pharmacy behind his back, and is now allegedly in the hospital due to myocarditis, has been circulating in the alternative media today.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:52

During a recent press conference, Pelosi was asked a question about China.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 07 07:52

The Biden regime is set to prolong the Covid-19 public health emergency once again as reported by POLITICO.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 07 07:51

Norway may soon introduce a rule to reduce its vast electricity exports if levels at reservoirs for hydropower generation drop to critically low levels in a bid to prevent power shortages and further rises in energy bills domestically.

Norway's Energy Minister Terje Aasland told Norwegian media, as quoted by Bloomberg, that the government could introduce limits on electricity exports if the water in reservoirs drops to "very low" levels.

A cut in Norwegian power exports would be felt in Northwest Europe, which itself is grappling with issues at coal and nuclear power generating plants due to the low water level in rivers limiting coal supply via barges and warm river water unsuitable for cooling nuclear reactors.

As a result of these issues and the uncertainty over natural gas supply from Russia, power prices in Germany for the year ahead jumped to a record on Friday.

This summer's dry weather across Europe has affected Norwegian hydropower, which accounts for 90% of Norwegian power generation. The remaining around 10% of the electricity supply in Norway comes from wind power.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:46

Ukraine's southern frontline city of Mykolaiv will impose an unusually long curfew from late Friday to early Monday morning as authorities try to catch people collaborating with Russia, the region's governor said.

Mykolaiv, which has been shelled throughout Russia's invasion which began on Feb. 24, lies close to Russian-occupied parts of the strategically important region of Kherson where Ukraine plans to conduct a counteroffensive.

Vitaliy Kim, governor of the Mykoliav region, told residents the curfew running from 11 p.m. (2000 GMT) Friday to 5 a.m. Monday did not mean the city was under threat or facing a looming attack.

"There's no sign of an encirclement. The city will be closed for the weekend. Please be understanding. We are also working on collaborators. Districts will undergo checks," Kim said on Telegram.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:45

When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open.

At a quarter past eight on the morning of August 6, 1945, she and her silhouette were burned into the granite.

I stared at the shadow for an hour or more, then I walked down to the river where the survivors still lived in shanties.

I met a man called Yukio, whose chest was etched with the pattern of the shirt he was wearing when the atomic bomb was dropped.

He described a huge flash over the city, “a bluish light, something like an electrical short”, after which wind blew like a tornado and black rain fell. “I was thrown on the ground and noticed only the stalks of my flowers were left. Everything was still and quiet, and when I got up, there were people naked, not saying anything. Some of them had no skin or hair. I was certain I was dead.”

Nine years later, I returned to look for him and he was dead from leukemia.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:44

Recent revelations that MI5 outlet Bellingcat was involved in a Keystone Cops plot to hijack Russian planes should give their primary targets pause for thought regarding MI5’s Ukrainian machinations.

Recent revelations that MI5 outlet Bellingcat was involved in a Keystone Cops plot to hijack Russian planes should give their primary targets pause for thought regarding MI5’s Ukrainian machinations. Although fighter pilots have defected from other theaters in the past, this twist in a hoary old Hollywood plot is important because given that the players, clowns like Zelensky and Bellingcat, are so innately stupid, we must examine why MI5 employs such cretins.

It is certainly not for their sharp intellects. Eliot Higgins, Bellingcat’s boss, was an unemployable lingerie salesman before MI5 picked him out of the chorus line and Zelensky earned his crust by dancing like a performing bear whilst fully naked. Heaven knows what his inlaws must think of that song, dance and penis man or why they let their daughter cavort with him but their pecuniary motivations are questions for a different day.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:43

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg this week revealed the cynical criminality of the U.S.-led military axis. Sounding virtuous, the NATO bloc inadvertently admitted it is deliberately endangering world peace.

Speaking in his native Norway, the NATO secretary-general said the military alliance was committed to supporting the Kiev regime in order to defeat Russia. Stoltenberg also said the U.S.-led bloc wanted to prevent a full-scale war from erupting. This is delusional doublethink. By pumping Ukraine with weapons, NATO is escalating the war in Ukraine and ensuring that the conflict spirals out of control into a full-scale war between nuclear powers.

Just this week, the United States announced a further $550 million in military aid to the Kiev regime. This brings the total military support from the Biden administration so far to nearly $9 billion. In addition to the U.S., other NATO states have also funneled more and more advanced weapons to the Kiev regime. As Stoltenberg openly admits the objective is to defeat Russia. Politics and diplomacy are dead letters. This is war.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:42

British soldiers on training exercises in Kenya have used white phosphorus on 15 occasions since 2017, Declassified has found.

White phosphorus can cause horrific burns to human skin and multiple organ failure, with Russia facing criticism from the U.K. for allegedly firing it in Ukraine this April.

The British army claims its own use of white phosphorus in Kenya, which first emerged that same month, does not breach international law.

They insist U.K. troops never fire it at civilian targets, saving it for illumination or smoke screening purposes.

However, Britain uses the controversial munition at Archers Post, a vast area of communal land in Kenya that is frequented by farmers, children and elephants.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:41

Israel on Friday assassinated a military leader of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, declaring operation "Breaking Dawn" after days of tensions following the arrest of a senior militant belonging to the terror group in the West Bank.

The IDF also declared "special situation" on the home front after days of tensions following the arrest of Islamic Jihad chief in the West Bank, Bassam al-Saadi, on Monday.

צה,ל תוקף ברצועת עזה

Smoke rises above Gaza City following IDF strikes

A blast could be heard in Gaza City on Friday, where smoke poured out of the seventh floor of a tall building. Health officials in Gaza said at least nine people were killed in the strike and 55 others had been wounded.

The Israeli military said at least 10 Islamic Jihad operatives were "eliminated" in the strikes in Gaza. The military added some of the operatives were on the way to carry out an attack against Israeli civilians living close to the Gaza border, at the time of the strikes.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:40

A coup is an illegal way to come to power, and both of Ukraine’s Presidents after the February 2014 overthrow of the democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych acknowledged that the overthrow of him violated the law, and that the government which became installed after Yanukovych’s overthrow has no legitimacy whatsoever — that the “Maidan of dignity” and “democratic revolution” was actually a hoax.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:37

Here is a collection of quite curious slip ups and accidental admissions. It’s funny how the truth seems to “leak out” at times.

How much longer can they try to hide his ever growing senility? 

Posted on: Aug 07 07:37

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg said last week that former President Donald Trump did in fact request National Guard troops be deployed in Washington D.C. before the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Kellogg said he was present at the time of Trump’s request, and Congress should release his testimony to the public.

Trump has repeatedly claimed he requested National Guard troops be activated in D.C. to provide security as he called on supporters to gather in D.C. to protest the certification of the 2020 election results for Joe Biden. Trump’s claim has been substantiated by members of his administration, but rejected by some members of Congress.

Kellogg, who was serving as Vice President Mike Pence’s National Security Advisor at the time of the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol breach, tweeted last week, “To be clear on 6 Jan/NG. Pg 199 of my book, ‘On 3 Jan the President asked the Def Dept to deploy NG troops’ into DC for J6 contingencies. OK for J6 Cmte to publicly release my full sworn testimony. Release Army Guard and DC Mayor J6 testimonies as well. Would be illuminating.”

Posted on: Aug 07 07:35

The Ukrainian land reform law, which after 20 years was passed by the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada in 2021, made it possible for international agricultural conglomerates – belonging to the western zone of influence – to buy up large amounts of Ukrainian soil. At the same time, ordinary people were led to believe that ultimately the opposite was true: The sponsors of the bill brazenly lied about the alleged protection of Ukrainian farmers and their fertile land.

The international players involved in getting the law passed are agribusiness and biotech giants Cargill, DuPont and Monsanto. Together, these US companies bought about 17 million hectares in eastern and southern Ukraine. These are the regions with by far the most fertile soil, not only within Ukraine but even in this world.

The Australian National Review recently provided an illustrative comparison: The 16,7 million hectares already make up the entire cultivated area of Italy. In short, the stakes are high.

Webmaster addition:" So, all the billions of dollars taken from you and poured into Ukraine has nothing to do with democracy and everything to do with protecting corporate profits?

Posted on: Aug 07 07:33

After being the West’s only mediator in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, France has just been declared an “unfriendly” country by Russia. The countries and territories mentioned in the list imposed or joined the sanctions against Russia after the start of the military operation in Ukraine.

Russia has announced that - due to their “hostile” actions and commitment to sanctions over the unrest in Ukraine - France has joined the Kremlin’s Western-dominated list of “unfriendly” countries. Russia’s official spokesperson added that discussions between the two are now “unnecessary.”

Moscow’s decision comes after they revealed that there has been no bilateral communications for the past 10 weeks. Since Emmanuel Macron’s re-election, the presidents of the two countries have spoken only twice.

Macron has been the only prominent European leader to regularly engage in diplomacy, but he was widely accused in France of showing such an interest in Ukraine only to avoid campaigning for re-election.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:32

US Senate Democrats on Saturday moved ahead on a bill to address key elements of President Joe Biden's agenda - tackling climate change, lowering the cost of energy and elderly people's medications and forcing some corporations and wealthy Americans to pay more taxes.

In a key first test of the ability of Democrats to win passage of the sweeping legislation, the Senate voted 51-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie during a rare Saturday session to begin what could be an extended debate on the measure. All 50 Republicans voted against moving forward with the legislation.

The procedural vote set up an arduous process with senators set to offer amendment after amendment in a time-consuming "vote-a-rama."

The Senate parliamentarian determined that the lion's share of the healthcare provisions in the $430 billion bill could be passed with only a simple majority, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, bypassing a filibuster rule requiring 60 votes in the 100-seat chamber to advance most legislation and enabling Democrats to pass it over Republican objections.

Posted on: Aug 07 07:31

The US may try to use the persisting security crisis in Ukraine as a pretext to deploy armaments -- including nuclear weapons -- in space, Russia’s deputy UN envoy has warned.

 “It is impossible to directly link the risks of the deployment of weapons in space to the [Russian] special military operation on the territory of Ukraine,” said Russian Deputy Representative to the United Nations Andrei Belousov on Friday in remarks to reporters on the sidelines of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons as quoted in an RT report.

“However, the fact remains that the United States and its allies will use the Ukrainian playing card as an additional argument in favor of implementing their military plans not only on land, at sea and in the air, but also in space,” he then emphasized, insisting that the US-led bloc of countries will most likely use Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine “as a pretext for the faster practical implementation of these plans.”

Pointing to Washington’s refusal to discuss a legally binding means to prevent an arms race in outer space over the past decade-and-a-half, the senior Russian diplomat then noted that such fact “speaks for itself.”

Posted on: Aug 07 07:31