"Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce, and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate." -- President James A. Garfield, two weeks before he was assassinated

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The fire began at around 10am today and is not being treated as suspicious as it believed to have been caused by 'accidental ignition'.

...of an EV?

Posted on: Dec 11 11:24

It’s cold, but climate czar John Kerry doesn’t give a fart.  Or maybe he does, since he seems to have interrupted his talk on carbon releases with an audible emission of his own.  The audience pretended not to hear, but climate alarmists are used to pretense.  They pretend the world will end in 2031 from warming and that temperatures are rising so fast that human beings will be fried.

There’s no evidence that either of those two things is happening.  But there’s lots of evidence that temperatures are getting colder.  As John Casey explains in his book Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell, there’s evidence that temps will get a lot colder.  The sun “is going into a deep hibernation for the next thirty years,” says Casey, but that evidence is not reported in the mainstream media, which is still manufacturing stories to support the global warming thesis: the idea not just that temperatures are getting somewhat warmer from their extreme lows of the Little Ice Age that ended around 1850, but that that warming is a catastrophe instead of a blessing.

Posted on: Dec 11 11:03

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has already signed a law to allow certain non-citizens to become police officers in Illinois. Now, the state's two U.S. senators want the same for the U.S. military. Many Republicans oppose the idea.

House Bill 3751, allowing certain non-citizens with work permits or who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients to be police officers, passed the Illinois General Assembly with bipartisan support during the spring session. The measure had the backing of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Now, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, wants the same for the U.S. military through a measure brought forward by Illinois U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Schaumburg. U.S. Senate Resolution 2401, known as the Enlist Act, was introduced on July 19. It remains in the U.S. Senate Committee of the Judiciary.

Posted on: Dec 11 11:03

In a shocking turn of events, it has been revealed that the woman accused of attempting to burn down the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. is none other than a decorated U.S. Navy veteran.

Laneisha Shantrice Henderson, a 26-year-old veteran surface warfare specialist, has been charged with attempted arson and interfering with government property.

According to officials, Henderson received multiple awards during her service in the Navy, including a national defense service medal, a good conduct medal, and the prestigious Navy "E" ribbon. The motive behind her actions remains unclear, leaving many to wonder what could have driven someone who served their country to behave in such a destructive manner.

Posted on: Dec 11 10:56

In a recent development, Texas law enforcement officials have apprehended a suspect in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Lizbeth Medina.

The teenager was tragically discovered dead in her apartment on December 5.

The Edna Police Department, in a press release issued on Sunday, announced the arrest of Rafael Govea Romero, an "undocumented male" who they believe is "the person responsible for the death of Lizbeth Medina." The arrest took place in Schulenburg, a town located in Fayette County, Texas.

Posted on: Dec 11 10:56

Whether it’s drone technology or the infamous Pegasus spy software, Israel has long developed and refined repressive technologies used by governments around the world by testing them on Palestinians. Antony Loewenstein, journalist and author of The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World, joins The Chris Hedges Report for a deep dive into the disturbing links between Israeli Apartheid, the arms industry, and global repression of civilian populations.

Posted on: Dec 11 10:55

A resident from The Villages was found guilty of charges related to voter fraud in the 2020 election on Monday.

Robert Rivernider Jr., 58, is accused of signing his father’s name to a vote-by-mail ballot. According to Sumter County Elections Supervisor Bill Keen, Rivernider’s father died on Oct. 19, 2020. He had a ballot dated and signed on Oct. 16, 2020, and postmarked on Oct. 23, 2020.

However, Keen said the signature on the ballot was different than previous versions of the father’s signature in the agency’s records, and was also very similar to Rivernider’s own signature in 2020.

Rivernider was found guilty of forgery to alter public records, fraud in connection with casting a vote, and pass counterfeit instrument, which are felony charges. He could face several years in prison.

Rivernider is a Republican Party activist, with a website that touts his experience with several party campaigns, including the Trump and Bush/Cheney presidential campaigns and the Laura Loomer congressional campaign in 2022.

Several residents from The Villages have faced charges in the last few years for voter fraud related to the 2020 election. News 6 has reported that at least four Villages residents were charged with voting twice in the election. All of them entered into a pre-trial intervention program to avoid potential prison time.

Posted on: Dec 11 10:53

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich criticized President Joe Biden’s immigration policy, labeling it as “illegal” and claiming it undermines the United States.

According to Gingrich, the policy encourages illegal immigration, diverting resources from Americans and legal immigrants to those who have entered the country unlawfully.

“Similar shifts of resources from Americans to Biden’s illegal immigrants are occurring across the country,” he said.

He accused left-wing media of avoiding the issue and suggests that the policy is deliberately designed to increase government spending and create dependent voters.

Webmaster addition: The one that really pisses me off is using the VA to give free medical care to illegal immigrants while our veterans are being neglected.

Posted on: Dec 11 10:43

A new challenger to cable news will arrive today.

Tucker Carlson is set to launch his own streaming service for $9 per month, which might go live as early as Monday morning.

The eponymously named Tucker Carlson Network has five shows planned in the first few weeks. Its logo is a red pill with the initials TCN.

The network's leadership comprises of Carlson confidants; with Neil Patel as CEO, Justin Wells as the network president and Carlson as the face of the operation, hosting multiple shows. The network's programming will feature long-form interviews, commentaries and investigative reporting.

Posted on: Dec 11 10:37

Extreme cold set in across most of Russia’s 17.1 million km² territory, the third year in a row that the country has suffered from severe frost in early December: -61.1°C in Delyankir on December 8, 2021 and -61°C in Oymyakon on December 12, 2022.

Lowest in 40 years

In the vast region of Yakutia (3.1 million km²), half of the weather stations there reported temperatures below -50°C on December 4. In the city of Iema, an early temperature of -58.7°C was recorded on December 5, the lowest December temperature in the city for more than 40 years.

Posted on: Dec 11 10:35

Trouble has followed Sara Catherine Jones since she married into the Biden family almost three decades ago.

Not long after her 1995 wedding to Jim Biden, she took a job with one of his brother Joe’s Senate donors, who later accused her of “fraud” and “unjust enrichment,” according to court records reviewed by RealClearInvestigations. In the years since, she and her husband have been accused of reneging on debts and failing to pay their taxes, court and property records show. Like their nephew, first son Hunter Biden, they have reportedly sold the promise of access to their powerful relative to companies, several of which have gone bankrupt, some of which are tied to foreign countries hostile to the United States.

Now, Sara Jones Biden has emerged as a key figure in the mushrooming Biden foreign influence-peddling scandal.

Posted on: Dec 11 09:55

Parents are not happy after a teenage boy displaced teenage girls in the female under-14 category at a dancing competition in Dallas, Texas. The win means that the boy, who identifies as transgender, secured the spot in the Irish Dancing World Championships, a spot one of the girls would have secured had they not been pitted in the same category with a boy.

Posted on: Dec 11 09:28

As the stock market continues to reach new heights, there are growing concerns about its detachment from the true state of the economy. Recent data points to a stark disparity between Wall Street’s rally and the challenges faced by the broader economic landscape.

Posted on: Dec 11 09:25

Some children in the Gaza Strip are undergoing amputations without anesthesia due to lack of funds, while others are on the brink of starvation, a representative of the Save the Children humanitarian organization.

Earlier in the day, the Special Session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) took place at the request of 17 member states to discuss the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. Later, all 34 member countries of the WHO Executive Board, including the United States, approved a resolution on Gaza calling for unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid to the enclave and the evacuation of injured people.

At the same time, a representative of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said at the session that the organization is still operating in Gaza, but is on the verge of collapse, since more than 134 UNRWA staff have been killed in the enclave since October 7.

Posted on: Dec 11 09:13

The Ukrainian president has displayed a penchant for appearing at various events around the globe to ask for money and weapons over the past two years. He now traveled to Argentina to attend the inauguration of the recently-elected President Javier Milei.

Zelensky has flown to Buenos Aires for the swearing-in ceremony of Argentina's new president, Javier Milei. The Ukrainian previously congratulated Milei on winning the election last month and praised him for his support of Ukraine.

Though it is not immediately clear to what extent Argentina may aid Ukraine, considering the latter country’s delicate economic situation, Zelensky’s visit appears to be a “logical” move, explained Dr. Vinicius Vieira, a research associate in international relations at the University of Sao Paulo and an associate professor at the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation.

According to Vieira, Zelensky is “clearly fearing defeat” in the Ukrainian conflict and is eager to search for “an alignment,” especially now that the attention of his Western sponsors seems to be focused more on the crisis in the Gaza Strip.

Posted on: Dec 11 09:12