Thought for the day

"Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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Instagram is having issues this afternoon, with reports of users' accounts being suspended.  

The problems started at around 13:08 GMT and are affecting users around the world, according to online outage monitor DownDetector. 

While the reason for the crash remains unclear, several users have reported their accounts being suspended. 

Posted on: Oct 31 12:45

Russia’s Black Sea flagship vessel, the Admiral Makarov, was damaged and possibly disabled during an audacious Ukrainian drone attack over the weekend on the Crimean port of Sevastopol, according to an examination of video footage.

Open-source investigators said the frigate was one of three Russian ships to have been hit on Saturday. A swarm of drones – some flying in the air, others skimming rapidly along the water – struck Russia’s navy at 4.20 am. Video from one of the sea drones shows the unmanned vehicle weaving between enemy boats.

Ukrainian officials said it was unclear if the Admiral Makarov was badly crippled, or had escaped with light damage. Unconfirmed reports said its hull was breached and radar systems smashed. Social media recorded loud explosions in the southern part of Sevastopol, in an area known as Riflemen’s Bay. A Russian navy school is located nearby.

The ministry of defence in Moscow said Ukraine used nine air and seven sea drones, several of which were intercepted, including by a Russian helicopter. It made no mention of the Admiral Makarov. The ministry admitted there was “minor damage” to a minesweeper, the Ivan Golubets.

Posted on: Oct 31 12:44

 Elon Musk will ax "around 50%" of Twitter's staff within the next few days, according to a new report. The immediate terminations could save the new Twitter CEO significant money.

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:42

 Avowed leftist Susan Sarandon posted a message on social media that compared the current political climate to Nazi Germany. Conservative-leaning Gina Carano shared an image similar to the one Sarandon posted. However, only Carano suffered so much backlash that she lost a major Hollywood.

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:40

 The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a public service announcement last week warning that criminals are using rideshare vehicles to abduct children.

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:39

 Far-left New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) claimed that Republicans are pushing a "conspiracy" that Democrat states are "not as safe" and called the GOP "master manipulators."

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:38

 Colorado House Minority Leader Hugh McKean died suddenly at his Loveland home on Sunday. He celebrated his birthday on Oct. 27, only days before his sudden death.

Posted on: Oct 31 12:37

House Republicans would set up a committee to investigate how COVID-19 spread from China and focus on military and economic threats posed by Beijing if the GOP wins control in Nov. 8 congressional elections, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said.

Such a select committee’s mandate would include looking into accusations of intellectual property theft from U.S. companies and efforts by China to dominate key industries, McCarthy said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Posted on: Oct 31 12:33

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The number of homeless students in New York City is dramatically rising.

Last year the number of homeless students rose to a number over 104,000, and that accounts for the number of homeless students! This is according to the most recent reports on the state of homelessness in NYC.

Interestingly, the number of students in New York City public schools decreased over the same time. It is estimated that approximately one in ten students live in a situation that does not have them in their own homes.

Posted on: Oct 31 12:29

Although the event's organizer Raynie Castañeda claimed the second annual Pagan Pride Fest in Tyler was "not satanic," it nevertheless saw droves of people pay to renounce their religious beliefs and hail the devil.

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:20

 A new report from Republicans on the Senate HELP Committee concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic “most likely” originated via a lab accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:20

Former trans

An 18-year-old woman is rapidly becoming one of the most powerful voices against transitioning children at a moment in which most politicians and media outlets lack the courage to speak out. 

Chloe Cole is a self-described “former trans kid” who de-transitioned after undergoing years of puberty blockers and an irreversible double mastectomy at the age of 15. 

Cole is now traveling across the country to share her story and raise the alarm about gender transition procedures on children, a growing trend she calls “child abuse” and “medical experimentation.”

“I’m planning to keep doing this until it stops,” Cole told CNA Wednesday in an interview.

Posted on: Oct 31 12:19

 Fox News host Jesse Watters slammed Democrats Friday evening for “pushing fake news” about a Monday night burglary at the campaign headquarters of Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs to avoid big losses in the upcoming midterm elections.

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:19

Tens of thousands protested against the skyrocketing cost of living and against Macron in France October 16, led by left-wing politician Jean Luc Melenchon, but there were few front page or top-of-the hour headlines in the U.S. Huge protests occurred in Rome the same day to demand an end to Italy’s involvement in NATO, but no coverage on the west side of the Atlantic. Thousands protesting in Paris October 22 against NATO, but little notice in North America. Massive protests against NATO and inflation due to sanctions on Russian energy in France, Germany and Austria in September, but little news of it here in the heart of the empire. German police beat citizens protesting energy shortages and record-high inflation, both due to Russia sanctions, the week of October 17, but that was not covered in the USA. Seventy thousand Czechs protested in Prague September 3 against NATO involvement in Ukraine, demanding gas from Russia (before some mysterious imperial somebody with means and motive blew up Nordstream 1 and 2, probably to nip the political effects of those protests in the bud) and ending the war, but that got little coverage in U.S. corporate media.

Photograph Source: DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison – Public Domain

Ever get the sense there are things our media hides from us? Hmm. Ever wonder why enormous protests against the policies of the Exceptional Empire and its attack dog, NATO, seem, um, to be downplayed? Ever think our corporate news outlets behave more like the propaganda arm of our neoconservative state department and military than a free press? Well, if so, you may be onto something.

Lots of Europeans are unhappy about NATO, the Ukraine war, sanctions on Russia and the wild inflation and deindustrialization – which will result in gargantuan unemployment – those sanctions caused. As their living standards sink like stones, Europeans know who is to blame, namely their supposedly great ally across the Atlantic, and many have soured on their so-called alliance with the hegemon. But Washington doesn’t seem to care. Let the Europeans go broke and protest. The important thing is not reporting this news to the American people, who, if they heard about it, might get a subversive inkling that their government had not behaved in an entirely honorable manner.

Posted on: Oct 31 12:18

 Parents and parental rights advocates seeking to shed light on what is being taught in schools say television stations won’t even broadcast what’s in their school curriculums because it’s too obscene.

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:18

Medical assistance in dying (MAID) has been available in Canada since 2016 and is set to expand in March 2023, extending eligibility to those with a mental illness. 

Bill C-7 would allow individuals seeking MAID to apply solely on the basis of a mental disorder. Prior to the bill’s passage, MAID eligibility was based on having a “grievous and irremediable medical condition,” according to a report from the Canadian government on the practice. 

Creighton School of Medicine professor Charles Camosy said Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” the bill would allow “mature minors” to be euthanized by state doctors without the consent of their parents. 

Posted on: Oct 31 12:18

Politico is so intent on suggesting to its readers that evil right-wing Republicans were responsible at least indirectly for the break-in of Nancy Pelosi's home in which her husband Paul Pelosi ended up in the hospital due to being hammered that they have published on Friday and Saturday not one or two or even three or four stories on this topic but ELEVEN, count 'em, ELEVEN stories at the very top of their home page.

Posted on: Oct 31 12:17

 MSNBC contributor Anand Giridharadas said Friday morning that President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings are due to his failure to communicate his accomplishments.

Posted on: Oct 31 12:16

​President Biden lost his temper and raised his voice on the phone with​ Volodymyr Zelensky when the Ukrainian president continued to press for more aid even after Biden signed off on $1 billion worth of military assistance earlier this year, according to a report Monday. ​

The phone call in June, one of many between the two leaders, turned testy when Zelensky began listing what else Kyiv needed and wasn’t getting​ shortly after Biden announced the aid package, NBC News reported.​

The commander-in-chief reportedly blew his stack ​and, with his voice rising, reminded Zelensky of the generosity of the American people, stressing that his administration​ and ​the US military w​ere doing all ​they could to help Ukraine in its war with Russia. 

Webmaster addition: "If you don't do as I say, I'll tell the whole world what Hunter was doing with Burisma!!" -- Zelenskate

Posted on: Oct 31 12:14

It has already been reported that this year in the United States revealed a shortage of 25 recruits for the US Army. In this regard, every possible effort is being made in the States to restore confidence in the army. At the suggestion of the command, benefits have been introduced for reserve servicemen, for applicants for a position in the National Guard when they are enrolled in the service, and monetary allowance has been increased to a level comparable to inflation.

According to the Fox Carolina television channel, this is a problem of national importance.But there is also a parallel problem. It turned out that the US military-industrial complex is also facing a shortage of qualified personnel.The country’s military-industrial complex is currently facing its biggest recruiting challenge since the early 1970s, according to a spokesman for the military ministry responsible for working with the defense industry. People without enthusiasm go to the American defense industry. First of all, we are talking about small enterprises that receive orders from the Pentagon.

There are various reasons given. There are several main ones. The first is a significant increase in orders from the Pentagon. And people simply physically ceased to be enough with the previous recruitment plan. There are also other reasons: irregular working hours with management failing to fulfill obligations to workers, difficulties in obtaining full-fledged medical insurance, hazardous production. The consequences of the pandemic are also noted. Many workers were fired from military-industrial complex enterprises in 2020-2021, and therefore they do not want to return, realizing that they are not immune from new layoffs.

Webmaster addition: The draft violates the 13th Amendment!

Posted on: Oct 31 12:11

 School districts that stayed remote longer caused students’ academic performance to suffer at least 20% more than districts that returned to in-person learning, according to a report by the Education Recovery Scorecard.

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:04

Something Doesn't Smell Right: PA Secretary Says Vote Counting Could Take FAR Too Long

The state of Pennsylvania is already making excuses as to why they think it will take days to count the midterm election results.

The 2020 election is flawed for many who witnessed several states drag out the time it took to count the votes. And now, one state is already making the same claims ahead of the midterm elections.

The acting Secretary of the Commonwealth, Leigh Chapman, is blaming the current election laws for the slowness of getting to the final count. She has already stated that the official count will not be ready on election night.

The New York Post reported that Chapman stated, “Days, and it’s hard to estimate.” She was referring to who would be the winner of the race.

The Post also reported that “The acting secretary added that the state has received about half of the 1.3 million absentee and mail-in ballots requested by Pennsylvania voters. Those ballots cannot be opened until 7 a.m. on Election Day, unlike other states that ‘pre-canvass’ mail-in ballots.”

Posted on: Oct 31 12:03

 Two Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee are requesting information from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) activities that will be funded by appropriations from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:03

 President Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry considering leaving the Biden administration as he wants to avoid defending his green agenda in front of a Republican-controlled House or Senate and is also seeking a return to the private sector to make more money, according to Axios.

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:02

 Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has been pushing to defund the police, spent thousands of dollars on private security for her campaign, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records reviewed by the Daily Caller.

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Posted on: Oct 31 12:01

A strange thing is taking place early Monday morning.  All United States military aircraft have turned their transponders off.  The planes can no longer be tracked by civilian entities or  via the Internet.

Even more ominous, word is coming out of several regional airports around the US, especially several near US nuclear missile bases, that fighter and other military aircraft are being quietly moved to those Regional airports, with no explanation.

One possibility is that the US is moving the aircraft to put them away from likely nuclear attack targets, such as air bases.  This would - in theory - allow some of the US military aircraft to survive a nuclear first strike.  It's almost the same as when the military moves planes or ships to avoid a coming hurricane.

Page Regional Airport in North Dakota is one such air field where military aircraft are said to be re-positioned.   Page is about 219 miles from Minot Air Force Base, a nuclear weapons base.

Word came late last week that a very unusual and large number of military aircraft were seen flying into that airport.   At 219 miles away from Minot, the aircraft sent to Page would likely survive a nuclear attack against Minot itself.

Questions being raised today about military planes with no transponders, include folks asking, are ALL military planes now being physically re-positioned?  If so, why?

Posted on: Oct 31 12:01

A new report indicates the United States Postal Service (USPS) ran a ‘covert operations program’ that monitored Americans’ social media activity following the January 6 Capitol riot.

Politico revealed in a striking column that the United States Postal Inspection Service’s Internet Covert Operations Program – or iCOP – sprang into action just five days after the events at the Capitol.

That the Postal Service has such a program is itself undoubtedly news to many.

Among their activities were sending bulletins to law enforcement agencies throughout the country “on how to view social media posts that had been deleted” and providing descriptions of their surveillance of posts on a ‘fringe’ social media network.

“Few Americans are aware that the same organization that delivers their mail also runs a robust surveillance operation rooted in an agency that dates back to the 18th century,” Politico writes.

Posted on: Oct 31 12:00

U.S. Health and Human Services’ transgender policies toward children are under scrutiny, the latest federal agency to face Congressional questions over how taxpayer dollars may be pushing the issue and even funding surgeries.

U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., ranking member on the Subcommittee on Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra raising concerns about the agency’s work to “promote life altering changes to young children.”

Posted on: Oct 31 12:00