How the Bipartisan War Party Fostered Fiscal Ruin
Post Date: 2023-05-23 21:40:52 by Charles_Byrd
When big spending Barrack Obama left the White House the national security budget properly measured totaled a staggering $822 billion. That included $600 billion for defense, $46 billion for security assistance and international operations and $177 billion for veterans compensation and services, which reflects the deferred cost of prior wars. So much for the "peace candidate" of 2008 and the antiwar democratic party of the Vietnam era and its aftermath. To the contrary, that $822 billion national security budget reflected the cost of global hegemony and the Forever Wars to which it gave rise notwithstanding that the only real threat to homeland security in the postwar ...
Dem Va. Legislators: Parental Rights, Protecting Kids From Porn Are “Stupid,” “Crap”
Post Date: 2023-05-23 21:37:51 by Charles_Byrd
Two Democratic members of the Virginia state Legislature were recently caught on a hot mic expressing their disdain not only for Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin, but also for parents who insist on their rights to guide and direct the upbringing of their children. In the recordings, the Democratic lawmakers can be heard describing parental rights as garbage, crap, and stupid. In two separate tweets, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) posted the audio recordings of state Senator Monty Mason and state Delegate Shelly Simonds during a political social function at Christopher Newport University. In the first of the two recordings, Mason and ...
Adventures in NATOstan: Sparks Flying in Ibiza, Locked Down Bilderberg in Lisbon
Post Date: 2023-05-23 21:08:27 by Charles_Byrd
With G7 leadership mired in a sticky swamp of intellectual shallowness, predictably the only agenda in colonized Japan was more sanctions on Russia. Lets start with a graphic depiction of where the Global North and the Global South really stand. Click for Full Text!
Belarus Is Not Our Business
Post Date: 2023-05-23 21:06:54 by Charles_Byrd
According to rumors confirmed by a member of the Russian government, Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, is ill. Reports of the illness's severity vary. While he was recently in Moscow for the May 9 Victory Day celebrations, he was noticeably less mobile than the other leaders gathered and was seen carrying some sort of electronic device. Since then, his only public appearance has been in a still photo and a brief video message on Telegram in which he appeared bandaged with a hoarse voice. While it is possible that he will recover, it is also possible that the nearly 70-year-old dictator will not. Nevertheless, the West should start to prepare for the eventuality of his ...
Stanford professor says aliens are ‘100 per cent’ on earth, US is ‘reverse-engineering downed UFOs’
Post Date: 2023-05-23 20:25:15 by Charles_Byrd
A Stanford professor who has researched unidentified aerial phenomena for the US government says he believes extraterrestrial intelligence has not only visited earth but its been here a long time and its still here. Dr Garry Nolan also claimed that whistleblowers who have worked on reverse-engineering downed craft had recently given classified testimony to Congress, creating a hornets nest in Washington. Click for Full Text!
Here's how long EVs have to be driven before they save emissions versus gas cars
Post Date: 2023-05-22 19:08:50 by Charles_Byrd
Electric vehicles must spend a while on the road before they reduce carbon emissions relative to gas-powered cars, an environmental consideration looming over President Joe Biden's push to electrify the vehicle fleet. Thats because producing an electric vehicle and manufacturing the battery, in particular yields a significantly larger carbon footprint compared to producing a traditional, internal combustion engine vehicle. Click for Full Text!
Facebook hit with record $1.3B fine in European privacy case
Post Date: 2023-05-22 19:04:59 by Charles_Byrd
Facebook parent company Meta was hit with a record $1.3 billion (1.2 billion euros) fine on Monday by the European Union, which demanded the social media giant stop transferring user data to the United States. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) found Meta made a very serious infringement concerning transfers that are systematic, repetitive and continuous, EDPB Chairwoman Andrea Jelinek said in a statement announcing the fine. Click for Full Text!
Britain Confirms Ukraine Has Used Storm Shadow Missiles
Post Date: 2023-05-22 19:03:41 by Charles_Byrd
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace confirmed on Thursday that Ukraines armed forces have used the Storm Shadow missiles provided by London, which have a range of more than 155 miles. All I can confirm is it has been used successfully, that is the information I received from the Ukrainians, and Im pleased it is helping them to defend their country, Wallace told CNN. Click for Full Text!
Does God exist? Only half of Americans say a definite yes
Post Date: 2023-05-22 19:02:19 by Charles_Byrd
Only half of Americans now say they are sure God exists. That finding, from the closely watched General Social Survey, stands out among several nuggets of new data about religion in America. Click for Full Text!
Pentagon Error Overvalued Weapons Sent to Ukraine by $3 Billion
Post Date: 2023-05-22 19:00:30 by Charles_Byrd
According to a report from Reuters, the Pentagon overestimated the value of military equipment it sent to Ukraine by $3 billion, meaning the US could ship even more weapons to the country. Two unnamed Pentagon officials said the error was assigning a higher value to weapons the US has shipped to Ukraine from US military stockpiles. Weve discovered inconsistencies in how we value the equipment that weve given, one official told Reuters. Click for Full Text!
Economists expect inflation, interest rates to stay high: survey
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:58:51 by Charles_Byrd
A new survey of economists found that respondents expect the Federal Reserve to make little progress this year on curbing rising prices, saying they expect inflation and interest rates will remain stubbornly high. The National Association for Business Economicss (NABE) survey included responses from 45 economists. Click for Full Text!
The FBI just got caught in yet more massive, outrageous FISA abuses
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:57:13 by Charles_Byrd
Like the casino gambling scene in Casablanca, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court is shocked, shocked that the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to ravage the privacy of vast numbers of Americans. For each American the FISA court permitted the FBI to target, the bureau illicitly surveilled almost 1,000 additional Americans. Click for Full Text!
NATO to Draw Up Russia War Plans for First Time Since Cold War
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:54:40 by Charles_Byrd
NATO is drawing up plans on how to fight a war with Russia for the first time since the Cold War. According to Reuters, at the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius this July, alliance leaders will approve thousands of pages of secret military plans that will detail how to respond to a Russian attack. Click for Full Text!
Ex-Trump Lawyers Signaling Bad News for Former President: Kirschner
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:52:53 by Charles_Byrd
Donald Trump's lawyers are sending a troubling signal to the former president, said former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner. Trump, who is again seeking the presidency in the 2024 election, has faced a number of legal woes in recent months. He is facing several investigations related to his actions surrounding the 2020 presidential election, a federal probe into classified documents found at his Mar-a- Lago residence and was recently indicted in a Manhattan case surrounding an alleged 2016 hush money payment. Click for Full Text!
The feds and their Big Tech copycats spy on unsuspecting Americans
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:50:53 by Charles_Byrd
The federal government recently revealed that at least 50 U.S. government personnel working in 10 foreign countries have had their mobile devices hacked by unknown parties employed software known as zero-click. The zero-click product, Pegasus, is manufactured by an Israeli high-tech company, NSO Group. Pegasus enables the user to download the contents of the targets mobile device or desktop without having to trick the target into clicking on a link. It also enables the user to follow the person in possession of the device, capturing all texts and emails and listening to conversations on the device or that take place near it. Click for Full Text!
US Announces New Russia Sanctions With G7 Nations
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:48:50 by Charles_Byrd
The US on Friday announced new sanctions on Russia that were imposed in coordination with the Group of Seven, but they fall far short of what the Biden administration was hoping to achieve. According to the Treasury Department, over 300 sanctions were implemented on individuals, entities, vessels, and aircraft. The measures are meant to combat the circumvention and evasion of Western sanctions on Russia. Click for Full Text!
Is NATO Crowding the Russian Bear Into a Nuclear Corner?
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:46:26 by Charles_Byrd
Western officials who salivate over the prospect of inflicting a decisive, humiliating defeat on Russia in its war with Ukraine remain oblivious to the dangers entailed in that scenario. As I pointed out early in the conflict, Russian leaders consider Ukraine to be the most vital of vital national security interests and they are likely to adopt whatever measures are necessary to prevent such a defeat. Not even the option of using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine is off the table. So far, the danger of such a potentially catastrophic escalation has remained modest. Deficiencies in Moscows lumbering military, combined with recklessly expansive NATO military assistance to Kyiv, have ...
Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Scrap Last Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:44:54 by Charles_Byrd
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced a piece of legislation last week that would formally accuse Russia of violating New START and call on the US to withdraw from the treaty. New START is the last nuclear arms control treaty remaining between the US and Russia and places limits on the deployment of nuclear warheads and launchers. Russia suspended its participation in the treaty earlier this year but has said it will continue to abide by its limits. Click for Full Text!
Trump tears into ‘The View’ co-host, ex-aide Alyssa Farah Griffin in online tirade: A 'sleazebag' and 'loser'
Post Date: 2023-05-22 18:42:47 by Charles_Byrd
Former President Trump unloaded on his former staffer and "The View" co- host Alyssa Farah Griffin in a social media post on Saturday, calling her a "sleazebag," and "loser" after she criticized his performance in CNN's town hall. "Backbencher in the Trump Administration, Alyssa Farah, like so many other sleazebags, had only glowing reviews of the Trump Administration until long after she left," Trump posted on Truth Social. " A loser then, and a loser now!" Click for Full Text!
Biden’s World: Navy Hires Active Duty Drag Queen; What’s Next?
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:28:21 by Charles_Byrd
Ill get to the drag queen in a few minutes, but first I have to plug in this new revelation about Google. Wow. Theyve got their own monster- muncher AI, called SGE (Search Generative Experience)
And its going to rip up the landscape. Click for Full Text!
How Many Dominoes Must Topple Before One Falls on Us?
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:26:41 by Charles_Byrd
Dominoes falling are abstractions until one falls on you. Lines of dominoes toppling are an apt analogy to highly centralized systems that are tightly bound, that is, all the transactions that flow through the centralized hubs are interconnected, so when one domino falls, it topples chains of dominoes that then topple other chains. Two concepts help illuminate this systemic vulnerability to cascading disruptions: dependency chains and path dependency. Dependency chains are set up when each critical component is dependent on a long line of other components working perfectly. One example is our dependence on our vehicle. If one component in our vehicle fails and it breaks down, our life ...
The Rise of the American Gestapo: Has It Already Happened?
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:24:35 by Charles_Byrd
Looking at the present, with each passing day, I see a very probable future: a new despotism creeping slowly across America. Faceless oligarchs sit at command posts of a corporate-government complex that has been slowly evolving over many decades. In efforts to enlarge their own powers and privileges, they are/were willing to have others suffer the intended or unintended consequences of their institutional or personal greed. For Americans, these consequences include chronic inflation, recurring recession, huge unemployment, the poisoning of air, water, soil, and bodies, and, more important, the subversion of our constitution. More broadly, consequences include widespread intervention in ...
If You Build it . . .
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:22:29 by Charles_Byrd
I have yet to see a single Rivian in my area which isnt surprising given Rivian has only delivered 20,332 of its electric truck/SUV appliances with the Edsel-esque face so far. And that ought not to be surprising, either, given that the least expensive of these battery- powered appliances stickers for $73,000 to start (no extra charge for the serial glitches being reported by the handful of people whove bought one so far). Rivian is not likely to ever sell more than a small handful of these devices because theres only a small handful of people who have the means to buy a $73,000 vehicle, battery-powered or not. Click for Full Text!
US Debt Default: A Positive Outcome
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:18:58 by Charles_Byrd
In fiscal year 2022 the feds spent $6.27 trillion on income of $4.9 trillion leaving a deficit of $1.37 trillion a hole that represents 28% of revenue. What has Biden done to mitigate spending and bring it in line with receipts? NOTHING. And thats the deadlock. Where did it go? During 2021 fiscal year during the height of the Pandemic, the government spent $6.8 trillion which included $1.1 trillion pandemic costs, paycheck protection CoVid = $290 billion, $733 billion in CoVid recovery payments and credits, and Unemployment due to CoVid of $392 billion. All of these disappeared in the 2022 budget. But the impact left Taxpayers holding 100% of federal debt compared to an ...
This War Is the Big One: “The Objective Is to Destroy Russia and the Russian Empire”
Post Date: 2023-05-21 01:17:45 by Charles_Byrd
Every uncompromised world politician and citizen of the world, who against great odds, have kept themselves informed and abreast of the complicated historical geo-politics that exists in Ukraine, already know what can only be the ultimate outcome of the war in Ukraine. Especially if theyve kept themselves informed and abreast over the past nine years since the American Governments Neo-Con-led Coup of 2014, as well as, the failed attempts ever since by the worlds powers, with the Minsk II Accords Normandy Format and the Steinmeir Formula, to stop the slaughter of ethnic and Russian-speaking Russians in the Donbas by Nazi-led Ukrainians and other fascists in the Western ...
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