Thought for the day

"The world today has 6.8 billion people...that's headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job on vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 to 15 percent." -- Bill Gates

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“Payment Pulse” looks at the budget-busting reality of Southern California homebuying. It’s really about the size of the monthly check to the lender, not the headline-grabbing median sales…

Tags: ECONOMY
Sep 22 08:09

New week. New month. New quarter. New brains. New trades. New hope. Or “New balls, please” as they say at Wimbledon.

Tags: ECONOMY
Oct 04 10:26

A newly-formed medical union gathered in Melbourne at the weekend in a bid to reclaim medicine from the tight-grip of political control.

Tags: AUSTRALIA, DICTATORSHIP, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Sep 17 11:06

The risk to manufacturing, agriculture and distribution sectors in Florida is rapidly intensifying as powerful Hurricane Ian takes aim at the state’s southwest coast.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Sep 29 07:52

The entire nation of Brazil is in a citizen uprising over allegations of a rigged presidential election.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, VOTE FRAUD
Nov 26 06:34

The Bureau of Lies and Statistics has done it again: at a time when the best paying tech companies are mass laying off double-digits of their workforce (just ask Twitter today)...

Tags: ECONOMY
Nov 04 11:26

Starting last month Ukrainian lawmakers began seeking to implement severe consequences for those participating in Russia-sponsored referendums in occupied territories of Ukraine. For example, a…

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, VOTE FRAUD
Sep 22 08:46

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Democratic Congressman in Texas came out swinging against his Republican opponent Rep. Mayra Flores, attacking the freshman female lawmaker in sharply misogynistic terms…

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Oct 18 05:42

On 30 October, the Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that 25 Israelis had been killed since the start of the year, the highest toll since 2015, due to the increase in Palestinian…

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Oct 31 08:55

Central banks globally have been accumulating gold reserves at a furious pace last seen 55 years ago when the U.S.

Tags: ECONOMY
Nov 04 12:33

North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese waters Friday in its second major weapons test…

Tags: KOREA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
Nov 19 08:54

Roughly 60% of Americans say they're living paycheck to paycheck - a figure which hasn't budged much overall from last year's 55% despite inflation hitting 40-year highs,…

Tags: ECONOMY
Oct 05 05:40

Joe Biden is planning to release up to 15million barrels of oil from the US's emergency oil reserves as he tries to stem soaring gasoline prices.

Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Oct 18 09:15

US President Joe Biden should issue a reply as to whether the United States had carried out its threat over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova…

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Sep 29 09:05

Moscow does not care whether Western countries recognize the four new Russian regions or not, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Tuesday.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Oct 05 06:07

Hunter Biden is apparently having some financial hardship as he has asked an Arkansas court to lower his child support payments.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Sep 18 07:16
  • The energy crisis in Pakistan has deepened this year.

  • Gas supplies available for households will be very limited this winter.

Tags: ECONOMY, PAKISTAN/ INDIA
Nov 13 07:10

If you thought that travelling abroad or getting access to pubs and cafes via a vaccine passport was an assault on your body and your rights then I'm afraid that was only the tip of the ice berg.…

Tags: DICTATORSHIP
Sep 23 06:02

Nicole Saphier, MD is a physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and bestselling author of …

Tags: WHITE HOUSE
Sep 29 12:25

The Israeli Air Force reportedly destroyed an Iranian drone factory during a bombing raid on Syrian territory on Friday, coming at a moment that Iran-manufactured drones are focus…

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, IRAN, ISRAEL, SYRIA
Oct 25 05:14

China has proposed a “one country, two systems” model for Taiwan, similar to the formula under which the former British colony of Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Tags: CHINA
Sep 23 06:58

North Korean forces fired around 250 artillery shells on Tuesday into maritime buffer areas on the east and west sides of the Korean Peninsula that separate North and South Korea.

Tags: KOREA
Oct 18 13:51

Switzerland has decided to stop sharing tax information with Russia, the Swiss government announced on Friday.

The Federal Council decided to suspend the exchange of information on tax…

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TAXES
Sep 19 05:37

We’ve got something for you if you’re looking for irregularities in your local elections. Columbia, New Hampshire. It’s way up north. A tiny little town that, according to the 2020 US Census, had…

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Nov 13 11:44

Of course, the Woker the U.S. Military gets under Biden, the more its recruits decline in AFQT scores.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Sep 30 05:35

Iran, Russia and China will hold joint naval exercises in the northern Indian Ocean “this autumn,” Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

Tags: CHINA, IRAN, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Sep 23 07:47

The Netherlands has deployed four armed ground robots or unmanned ground…

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Oct 19 06:44

The Kremlin does not need proof from the Russian Defense Ministry of Britain's involvement in the attack on Black Sea Fleet ships and Nord Stream pipelines, since the Defense Ministry is "more…

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Nov 01 06:45

Corporate media somehow missed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s shocking charge, at his press conference Friday:

Tags: FUKUSHIMA/NUKE DISASTERS, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Sep 19 06:18

Michigan State University trustees are set to vote on a resolution Friday that would seemingly put vendors on notice:…

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Sep 30 06:48

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has increased its investment in digital ID projects through part of a $1.27 billion package to support “global health and development projects.” Part of the funding, $200 million, will go to digital public infrastructure, including civil registry databases and digital ID.

The announcement followed the annual “Goalkeepers Report,” an annual assessment report on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SGD). The UN set a goal (goal 16.9) for a global legal identity by 2030, and the report said that the world will not make that deadline. A podcast is available on the plans here.

To achieve that goal, digital identity programs are supposedly needed.

The 2019 Goalkeepers Report touted biometrics as one of the technologies needed for the equitable redistribution of resources in developing nations.

The $200 million will also support data sharing systems and interoperable payments systems.