“Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” -- Alexis de Tocqueville

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The Nantucket Christmas tree lighting that President Joe Biden was attending Friday evening with his family was interrupted by 'Free Palestine' protesters.

The president, first lady Jill Biden and their children and grandchildren were gathered alongside the tree in Nantucket's town square as the town crier led the countdown to get the tree illuminated. 

But after that went off without a hitch - after technical difficulties last year - fewer than 10 protesters at the front of the crowd unveiled 'free Palestine' and 'end apartheid' signs, directly in the president's line of sight.

'Biden, Biden you can't hide. We charge you with genocide,' they chanted. 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 25 07:52

Police raids targeting reporters working for Indian news portal NewsClick resulted in the seizure of around 250 electronic devices — including phones, hard disks and laptops — and even the passports of over 90 journalists whose homes were searched during the October operation.

None of the journalists whose devices were seized by the New Delhi police were given their devices' hash values, the digital equivalent of a fingerprint that changes if a device's contents have been tampered with, as required.

Some reporters said that no paperwork documenting the seizures was provided.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, DICTATORSHIP, PAKISTAN/ INDIA
Posted on: Nov 25 07:51

Total domestic US banks saw inflows last week on a SA and NSA basis...

Source: Bloomberg

But, while large banks saw $16.5BN (SA) in deposit inflow, small banks suffered another weekly deposit outflow (of $3.3BN SA) last week...

Source: Bloomberg

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 25 07:51

Three debates for next year’s presidential general election are set to be held in college towns in Texas, Virginia and Utah between Sept. 16 and Oct. 9 — though it remains to be seen whether either party’s candidate will actually participate.

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday that presidential candidates will first be scheduled to meet Sept. 16 at Texas State University in San Marcos, south of Austin. The vice presidential debate is scheduled nine days later at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Presidential debates planned for Virginia State University in Petersburg on Oct. 1, and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Oct. 9, round out the schedule, less than a month before Election Day on Nov. 5.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 25 07:50

It turns out that the world's richest 1 percent emit about the same amount of carbon as the world's poorest two-thirds, according to an analysis from the nonprofit Oxfam International.

This means that a small sliver of global elites, or 77 million people, have produced as much carbon as the 5 billion people that make up the bottom 66 percent by wealth, per the study.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE
Posted on: Nov 25 07:48

On 22 November, 11 Members of the Estonian Parliament wrote a letter to the World Health Organisation (“WHO”) to reject the proposed international agreement on pandemic prevention preparedness and response – also known as the “Pandemic Treaty” or “Pandemic Accord”.

Tags: EUROPE
Posted on: Nov 25 07:45

The driver of a Bentley that exploded on Rainbow Bridge earlier this week was 'alert and not impaired' as he desperately slammed on the brakes, according to an expert.

Vincent A. Ettari, a civil engineer, told The New York Times that he believes Kurt Villani was frantically slamming the brakes of his 2022 Flying Spur as it exploded on Wednesday.

Villani and his wife Monica, both 53, had been on their way to a KISS concert when the horror crash took place on Wednesday.

Vittari, who serves as an expert witness on road design in court cases, said that a dark vapor behind the car seen in surveillance footage suggests Villani was not impaired at the time and was aware of what was going on. 

Webmaster addition: This story keeps changing!

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 25 07:45

Seven banks filed to close 42 branches last week, leaving a growing number of Americans with limited access to basic financial services.

PNC Bank led the pack with 19 filings to the regulator between November 12 and November 18.

Of those closures, five are set to impact Pennsylvania. Four were registered in Illinois and three were in Texas, according to records published by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 25 07:44

During a SMER party conference, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico declared that his government will not sign the World Health Organisation’s Pandemic Treaty and SMER Members of Parliament will not ratify in parliament the Pandemic Treaty with the WHO because it is a project of greedy pharmaceutical companies.

Tags: EUROPE
Posted on: Nov 25 07:43

Hazem al-Asad, a member of the Houthis’ political bureau, posted an image of an Israeli-owned ship alight on Saturday.

The ship, owned by an Israeli billionaire,  was targeted by a triangle-shaped, bomb-carrying Shahed-136 drone while in international waters in the Indian Ocean. 

A US Defence official said earlier today that it was attacked by an Iranian drone on Friday. 

Tags: JAPAN, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 25 07:43

On the morning of the second day of the temporary truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Israeli forces continued their weeks-long campaign of arresting Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

In several areas of the West Bank, including Qalqilya, Hebron, and near Jenin, Israel arrested several Palestinians, according to the Palestinian news agency Wafa.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 25 07:42

With the latest escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict showing no signs of abating, Tel Aviv has reportedly deployed an air defense laser weapon system to counter missile threats.

Israeli forces have successfully used a laser weapon system called the Iron Beam to intercept a rocket that was fired at Israel amid the ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip sector, if the media reports that emerged this week are to be believed.

Made by Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Iron Beam is a high-power laser designed to intercept airborne targets at close range, with some outlets pointing out that the weapon was actually expected to be rolled out in 2025.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 25 07:41

Israel has expressed anger with remarks by the prime ministers of Spain and Belgium, who demanded the regime stop its massacre of civilians holed up in the besieged Gaza Strip.

On Friday, Pedro Sanchez and his Belgian counterpart Alexander De Croo held a joint press conference at the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing into Gaza. The two condemned the “indiscriminate” Israeli strikes on the Palestinians.

Sanchez said the situation in Gaza was “the worst humanitarian disaster in modern times.”

“What is happening is a disaster, and we have dealt with it effectively, managing to stop the firing, leading to the arrival of aid.”

Tags: EUROPE, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 25 07:40

Thousands of people rallied across the world on Friday to voice their unfaltering support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, on the first day of a truce after some 50 days of brutal Israeli war on the besieged territory.

The Yemeni people thronged the streets in the capital Sana’a to express their solidarity with Gazans as they waved Palestinian flags and shouted pro-Palestine slogans.

“Our first and central cause is Palestine, and we will not give up standing for this cause,” protester Muhammad al-Theali said, AFP reported. 

“We are ready to offer financial, moral and psychological support - support with our funds, souls, sons, weapons to confront the enemy's arrogance, the American and Israeli arrogance against Muslim people."

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 25 07:39

A spokesman for the military wing of the Islamic Jihad has underscored the Palestinian resistance movement’s commitment to the latest ceasefire deal in the besieged Gaza Strip but warned that the Israeli regime will face an "appropriate response" in case the agreement is violated.

Abu Hamza, a spokesman for the al-Quds Brigades, made the remarks in a video statement broadcast by Qatar-based Arabic-language Al Jazeera television news network on Friday, hours after a provisional truce put a halt on nearly 50 days of Israeli aggression on Gaza.

“The Brigades will be committed to stopping military and missile operations as long as the Israeli occupation is committed to,” Abu Hamza said, stressing, “Any violation will be met with an appropriate response.”

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 25 07:39

Like all wars, the one pitting the State of Israel against the Palestinian population is the subject of a media battle. The Palestinian Resistance doesn’t need to tell the story of the injustice it is fighting against: you only need to look to see. Rather, it aims to magnify one or other of its components. Israel, on the other hand, has to convince people of its good faith, which after three quarters of a century of violating international law is no mean feat.

Before the attack

Since the attack of the Palestinian Resistance on October 7, 2023, Israel has been deploying all its resources to make us believe that the attack was carried out by Hamas jihadists ; and that it knew nothing about its preparation.

The role of Hamas

However, this attack was carried out by all Palestinian factions, with the exception of Fatah [1]. Until recently, Hamas defined itself as the "Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood", as stated on all its documents. As such, it fought against the secularists of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah and George Habash’s PFLP, then against those of President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Arab Republic. In his eyes, they were all "enemies of God". Hamas was financed by Israel and, in Syria, its fighters were supervised by Mossad and NATO officers. However, after the Brotherhood’s failure in Egypt and their defeat in Syria, Hamas split between a section loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood, led by Khaled Mechaal and still pursuing the establishment of a worldwide Caliphate, and another that refocused on the liberation of Palestine. The latter, led by Iran, renewed its ties with Syria until its leader, Khalil Hayya, was received in Damascus by President Bashar al-Assad. It also renewed its ties with the Lebanese Hezbollah, taking part in meetings in Beirut with the latter and other components of the Palestinian Resistance.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 25 07:38

In The Bill Gates Problem: Reckoning With The Myth Of The Good Billionaires, author Tim Schwab argues that the billionaire's supposed transformation from a rapacious and arrogant technology mogul into a benign do-gooder doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

In fact, says Schwab, a Washington DC journalist whose articles on Gates have been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he's the same man who once ruthlessly elbowed out business rivals and colleagues alike while driving Microsoft to tech-world dominance.

Only this time Gates' power trip is focused on bending the world of international aid and development to his will and to his often deeply misguided thinking.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP
Posted on: Nov 25 07:34

Congratulations, Memphis!
Breaking records!

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Posted on: Nov 25 07:32

Attorney Dale Saran, who is a retired marine himself, has been joined by fellow attorneys Andy Meyer and Brandon Johnson, to represent former troops in three separate lawsuits being filed against the president and his cabinet.

InfoWars reports: The three separate lawsuits are expected to be turned into a class action lawsuit representing all servicemen who were kicked out of the military or otherwise illegally ordered to stop drilling because they refused to roll up their sleeves for a round of COVID injections.

According to Saran, the amount of money being sought is in the “billions,” which he says is appropriate because “that’s what it is in backpay – it’s billions of dollars.”

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 25 07:25

MMA fighter Jake Shields and political commentator Jackson Hinkle have both found themselves running afoul of the censors at Twitter, who have demonetized the two over their posted messages about the conflict in Gaza. Shields has learned, in fact, that he was “ghost banned” following a meeting of Twitter executives during which they discussed ways to reduce both Shields and Hinkle’s prominence on the site.

Jimmy and his co-hosting duo of The Convo Couch’s Craig Jardula and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger talk to Hinkle and Shields about why Elon Musk’s free speech platform would seek to shield Twitter users from their perspectives.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 25 07:24

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has ordered world governments to replace real food with genetically modified foods in order to fight so-called “global boiling.”

Who voted this clown to be king of the world?

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, DICTATORSHIP, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 25 07:23

Over the Summer, Biden’s Department of Transportation announced it was accepting applications for the National Infrastructure Project Assistance, Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA), and Rural Surface Transportation Grant programs.

These programs received billions of tax dollars to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Biden himself has previously tried to take credit for “rebuilding” America’s roads, bridges, etc.

But the DOT’s head, Pete Buttigieg, revealed these billions will only be given to projects with a woke agenda. And now, Ted Cruz is firing back.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 25 07:21

The New York Appellate Division has ruled in favor of Gov. Kathy Hochul in a landmark case for government overreach, allowing the tyrannical government to build quarantine camps to hold citizens against their will, for any reason, for as long as deemed necessary by the state.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 25 07:20

It is no secret that major American cities are struggling under a growing crime wave. Progressive mayors, city councils, and district attorneys have embraced policies that some say are encouraging criminal activity.

Thousands have relocated from blue states to other parts of the country. Small businesses have languished as major chains shut down stores in once-bustling downtowns.

But progressives are trying to spread these policies to red states. So, Americans are taking steps to ensure criminals will no longer have free rein.

From Breitbart:
A Harvard/Harris poll conducted November 15-16, 2023, shows six in ten voters believe owning a gun is a necessary part of protecting themselves from criminals.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Posted on: Nov 25 07:20

Patrick Wojahn, a well-known LGBTQ activist and friend of key people in the Joe Biden administration, was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday. Wojahn pleaded guilty to 140 charges related to child pornography as part of a deal struck with prosecutors, according to Fox News. He was sentenced to 150 years total, with all but 30 years suspended. The former Democrat mayor, who resigned in March, will be eligible for parole in 7.5 years under state lawed.

Wojahn, 47, was convicted after investigators linked an online account sharing illicit images to his government email address. Fox News reported that authorities said the 48-year-old uploaded and shared dozens of photos and videos depicting explicit child sex abuse, including the rape of prepubescent boys by adults, to social media apps in January.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 25 07:20

The officer revealed to N12 News that to she warned her superiors and the government about a scenario involving a mass intrusion event by Hamas, foreshadowing what occurred on October 7.

She turned to her commanders, but they did nothing. “You are imagining it,” her commanders were quoted by N12 as telling her. Even worse, she was threatened with prison time for daring to speak out about the upcoming event.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Posted on: Nov 25 07:19