"Menticide is an old crime against the human mind and spirit but systematized anew. It is an organized system of psychological intervention and judicial perversion through which a [ruling class] can imprint [their] own opportunistic thoughts upon the minds of those [they] plan to use and destroy." -- Joost Meerloo, The Rape of the Mind
The world is watching in amazement as corrupt election directors and politicians across the country can’t seem to finalize the results of an election three days ago. Texas and Florida can complete their election results on the night of the election, but other states are days away, if not weeks.
They have vandalized historic artworks. They have blocked traffic causing injuries to police, delaying a man trying to get his wife to the hospital and forcing a grieving son to miss his father’s funeral.
Former President George W. Bush and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will hold a virtual conversation on Friday urgng House Republicans to continue to fund the bloody War against Russia in Ukraine.
When I was 18 years old, I went downtown to my state’s military recruitment center, raised my right hand, and recited the oath of enlistment for the first time. It would be the only time I would recite the words in civilian clothes.
Keep in mind I hadn’t shipped off to Texas for Basic Military Training yet; I was still doing the last of the preliminary paperwork before leaving my parents and entering my adult life as an American Airman.
This Veteran’s Day is the first one since that moment that I will celebrate post-military service. I retired from the Air Force last year after 20 years and eight months. Hence, it is a bit surreal to come up on this special day for veterans without being an active service member but just a veteran.
President Joe Biden’s administration is urging the Supreme Court to let House Democrats get access to former President Donald Trump’s tax documents.
In a 30-page brief filed Nov. 10, Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar said that earlier rulings finding House Democrats’ request had legitimate legislative intent were correct, and that the nation’s top court should not diverge from them.
Webmaster addition: I am far more curious about Hunter's Laptop!
Caroline Wren, the Senior Advisor for Kari Lake, joined Steve Bannon on The War Room on Thursday morning.
It has been two days since the midterm election and Arizona still has not counted all of the ballots. There are currently 621,856 ballots left to count in the state. Third-world countries have more secure elections than Arizona and several Democrat states in the US.
On Thursday morning Caroline reiterated that there is “no mathematical path for Katie Hobbs to be governor.”
Caroline then broke down the votes that are left to be counted.
This time it is CNN’s own report on its own exit polls that indicates a stolen election.
Today November 9, 2022, updated at 10:49 AM EST, CNN reporters Zachary B. Wolf and Curt Merrill remarked that the widely expected red wave did not materialize and then went on to present data that is inconsistent with the closeness of the voting.
The reporters compare the exit polls from the 2018 elections with those of the 2022 elections. The comparisons show that the Democrats lost support in Tuesday’s elections among women, moderates, youth, people of color, urban voters, college graduates, and independents.
Technocracy seeks to destroy the political layer of society in favor of direct scientific dictatorship. Think China. Paper ballots and hand counting is easy but not for Technocrats who are compelled to complicate everything with technological solutions that don’t work and cannot be trusted. ⁃ TN Editor
“Democracy is on the ballot” was the constant henpecking refrain by the Democrat Party and the corporate media in the run-up to the “most important election of our lifetime” (like literally every election in the past twenty years).
The left notoriously houses unique, insular, and nearly intellectually impenetrable (mostly online) subcultures. The "Zero COVID" faction is among them, and arguably the most fascinating.
"Zero COVID" references a movement that earnestly advances the absurd proposition that, as if by magic, if we had just locked down harder, for longer, COVID would have gone away.
The problem, according to Zero COVID doctrine, isn't the massive economic and social damage wrought by years of forced masking, business closures and vaxx mandates, and all the wrecked mental health, collapsed supply lines, and tribalistic social division that resulted.
The United States is far from a free country as the illusion crumbles more every day. The “Ministry of Truth” is now back online. Leaked documents have revealed that the “paused” Disinformation Governance Board is once again, back online.
The ruling class continues to make it clear that silencing dissent and keeping the slaves in line is the most important task of any ruler. Government is slavery and it is becoming more and more apparent by the day.
Americans are facing 40-year high inflation and there’s been no shortage of discussion on the topic. It’s the number one issue on the mind of Americans heading into the midterms, and every day on TV and in newspapers pundits are debating how long it will last and deciding who is to blame.
What’s most astonishing amid the flurry of news is just how badly the commentary misses. While there is broad agreement that the US is experiencing dangerously high inflation, partisanship and ideology have polluted basic economics.
Progressive politicians like Robert Reich and Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweet incessantly that “corporate greed” is to blame, an idea even Democratic economists have summarily dismissed. President Joe Biden, meanwhile, has blamed Vladimir Putin. Republicans, on the other hand, have consistently made the case that Joe Biden is the inflation culprit.
All of these explanations are entirely or mostly wrong.
In a recent essay, I explained how over time the US abused its responsibility to control the supply of dollars, the world’s premier reserve currency for settling international trade accounts among nations. This abrogation of its duties is leading to the likely adoption of a new reserve currency, commodity based and controlled not by one nation but by members, all watchful that the currency is not inflated.
Let us continue the analogy of an individual receiving a “magic checkbook” which allows him to write as many checks for as much money as he desires. Receivers of these checks could only pass them along to others through the normal course of trade. Over time the owner of the magic checkbook becomes increasingly irresponsible. He funds all kinds of welfare and warfare initiatives.
Naturally dollar reserves build to levels completely unnecessary for peaceful exchange. Prices start to rise at a faster and faster rate. Then a reform consortium assembles a team to offer an alternative currency. Why, one may ask, is that such a problem for the dollar and dollar users?
While Brazil can count tens of millions of ballots in a matter of hours after any given election, Maricopa County, Arizona is trying its darnedest to make America look like a banana republic - given that most Americans remember entire elections being called in one night up until 2020, hanging chads notwithstanding.
On Thursday, the Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors told CNN that it's going to take until "early next week" to count 400,000 ballots.
Opposition to “smart” meters (electric, gas, and water) has been ongoing since utilities worldwide started deploying them over ten years ago. Problems associated with them include billing errors, cybersecurity risks, fires, explosions, harmful radiation emissions, mechanical issues, and short-life spans. They are also privacy-invasive. Nevertheless, proponents continue to laud them as being beneficial to consumers and essential for “energy efficiency” even though studies continue to prove otherwise(see 1, 2).
Of course, utilities worldwide encourage and/or force consumers to accept “smart” meters so they can remotely control consumers’ utility useas well as collect usage data 24/7 and sell it to 3rd parties – sometimes even police departments! In the UK, complaints about these horrible devices continue to make headlines (see 1, 2, 3, 4) and recently a journalist recommended that consumers refuse them.
Unlike the high profile crypto-linked blowups earlier this year, JPMorgan believes that there is something different about the ongoing FTX implosion.
First the bad news: as JPM flows and liquidity strategist Nick Panigirtzoglou writes overnight, "given the size and interlinkages of both FTX and Alameda Research with other entities of the crypto ecosystem including DeFi platforms it looks likely that a new cascade of margin calls, deleveraging and crypto company/platform failures is starting similar to what we saw last May/June following the collapse of Terra."
Then again, this is the same Panigirtzoglou who just a few weeks ago was busy praising crypto's nascent recovery. Nothing like a one-off event to totally U-turn your entire thesis.
The first blizzard of the 2022-23 winter season is unfolding across the northern Plains and through the upper Midwest today.
Parts of North and South Dakota and portions of Montana, Minnesota, and Nebraska are in the storm's path. Some areas could experience more than a foot of snow and snowfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
Democracy was on the ballot, argued Democrats in the run-up to yesterday’s elections. If voters elected Republican governors and a Republican majority in Congress, Democrats and media pundits warned, we could soon see the end of the American system of republican democracy. Those Republicans who denied the outcome of the 2020 election would use their position to help Donald Trump steal the 2024 election, tear up the Constitution, and install himself as dictator-for-life. Or something.
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The Los Angeles Superior Court judge threw out charges of conspiracy and grand theft by embezzlement of public funds against Eugene Yu, the CEO of Konnech, at the request of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon.
Konnech did not respond to a request for comment.
The office of Gascon, a Democrat, said the request stemmed from potential bias that it did not detail.
“We are concerned about both the pace of the investigation and the potential bias in the presentation and investigation of the evidence,” Tiffiny Blacknell, a spokeswoman for the office, told The Epoch Times in an email. “As a result, we have decided to ask the court to dismiss the current case, and alert the public in order to ensure transparency.”
Gary Lincenberg, an attorney representing Yu, said the dismissal shows that his client is innocent.
“Mr. Yu’s good name was tarnished by false narratives from fringe conspiracy theorists who bragged about enlisting Los Angeles prosecutors to further their political agenda. They have since been found in contempt of court and were imprisoned for their contempt. We are grateful that our judicial system still has checks and balances to guard against their dangerous conduct,” Lincenberg said in a statement to The Epoch Times.
He was referring to leaders of True the Vote, who were jailed after refusing to identify a person they described as a confidential FBI informant, but released from jail this week after an appeals court overruled the judge who issued the confinement order.
According to The Times of Israel, the bombers were on their way back from the Persian Gulf when they met with the Israeli jets. “The flight took place as part of the increasing cooperation with the US military,” the Israeli Defense Forces said in a statement.
US Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees US military operations in the Middle East, said in a press release that it conducted a “Bomber Task Force mission” in the region with two B-52s. It said the bombers came from the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisianna and integrated with “13 partner nation air forces” while on the mission.