A “relentless parade of cyclones” from the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring additional flooding and heavy snow to parts of the West Coast this weekend after the region was pummeled by heavy precipitation and hurricane-force winds amid intense storms over the past week.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said the main focus of the storms will be on Northern California, where tens of thousands of people already lost power and at least two people were killed on Thursday as a result of a storm.
McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski has revealed plans to slash corporate jobs later this year to help the business grow.
In a letter to staff on Friday, the fast-food giant boss said there would be 'difficult discussions and decisions ahead' and warned that the company had become unfocused.
'We had across the globe 70 different, distinct versions of what a crispy chicken sandwich would look like,' he wrote. 'I don't need 70 different permutations of a chicken sandwich.'
China has reportedly suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of its policies on the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Sina Weibo social media platform said it had addressed 12,854 violations, permanent bans on 1,120 accounts and attacks on experts, scholars and medical workers.
The company said Thursday it "will continue to increase the investigation and cleanup of all kinds of illegal content and create a harmonious and friendly community environment for the majority of users."
Webmaster addition: So ... the US Government acts just like the CCP!
A high school student collapsed and died suddenly during a flag football game in Nevada after suffering from chest problems.
Ashari Hughes experienced a "medical emergency" during her flag football game at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas on Thursday. In the middle of the game, the 16-year-old girl went to the sidelines to take a break after experiencing chest issues, according to a family member. Ashari then suddenly collapsed.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that registered nurse Aphelia Phifer-Hill allegedly ran onto the field to administer CPR on Hughes.
"Today was the first time ever, in my 26 years of nursing that I had to do CPR on a kid," Phifer-Hill wrote on Facebook.
A defibrillator was used to help Ashari regain a heartbeat, but the sophomore student never recovered and was pronounced dead at the St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson.
The Belarusian Defense Ministry has announced its intention to conduct joint aviation exercises with Russia. The ministry said on January 5 on Telegram that the joint flight and tactical training exercise was planned “in order to increase the level of combat training of the aviation units of the armed forces of [Belarus and Russia].” The ministry added that Russian personnel, weapons, and equipment will continue to arrive in Belarus. The joint training will be “comprehensive,” covering “not only combat components, but also all supporting systems.” A date for the joint exercises was not given in the ministry’s Telegram post.
About half of Americans believe that the COVID-19 vaccines have caused side effects that have contributed to a significant number of unexplained deaths, according to a new survey.
The survey by Rasmussen Reports, which was conducted from Dec. 28 to 30, found 49 percent of American Adults believe it’s likely that side effects of COVID-19 vaccines have caused a significant number of unexplained deaths, including 28 percent who considered it “very likely.”
Mixed martial arts phenom Victoria Lee has died suddenly at age 18, according to her family.
Lee suddenly died on Dec. 26, according to Angela Lee – who is also a talented MMA fighter.
Lee wrote in an Instagram post shared on Saturday, "On December 26, 2022 our family experienced something no family should ever have to go through...It is incredibly difficult to say this...Our Victoria passed away."
"She has gone too soon and our family has been completely devastated since then. We miss her. More than anything in this world," Lee continued. "Our family will never be the same. Life will never be the same."
In May 2022, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and former Missouri Attorney General and current Senator Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit alleging the President of the United States and other senior officials in the Biden Administration violated the First Amendment by directing social-media companies to censor viewpoints that conflict with the government’s messaging on Covid-19 and election integrity concerns relating to the 2020 general election.
Dr. Tony Fauci, Nina Jankowicz, Vivek Murthy, and Karine Jean Pierre were served subpoenas along with several more Biden officials, the five social media giants as well as NIAID and the CDC in the Missouri and Louisiana lawsuit alleging collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech in silencing conservative speech.
Mexico’s leftist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador appears to be abandoning his “hugs not bullets” approach to dealing with Mexico’s violent crime problem that is fueled by the country’s notorious drug cartels.
AMLO’s shift in thinking was made apparent this week when surreal images emerged of thousands of Mexican soldiers conducting a large-scale operation to capture Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of notorious Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquín Guzmán Loera, who is also known as “El Chapo.”
The operation was so large in scale because the last time that the Mexican military captured Ovidio Guzmán in 2019, they were forced to let him go after hundreds of heavily armed cartel gunmen threatened to murder families and overrun the soldiers.
The Virginia teacher who was intentionally shot in the chest by her six-year-old student on Friday afternoon is now in a stable condition, the Newport News police chief said.
Chief Steve Drew met with Abby Zwerner, 25, and her family this morning and revealed in a statement on Saturday afternoon that her condition is improving.
Zwerner, a first-grade teacher at Richneck Elementary School, was rushed to hospital with critical injuries on Friday after she was shot by a 6-year-old boy during an 'altercation' in a classroom. The child remains in police custody.
Webmaster addition: Just what are they teaching those kids in school?!?
People in a peaceful neighborhood off of 59th Avenue and Bell Road were in for a rude awakening when they say Walmart began testing their large delivery drones.
Residents say it sounded like a helicopter flying directly above their homes. “It sounds like a hornet’s nest that’s been kicked up,” said Mike Baxter, who’s lived in the neighborhood for five years.
Regulators advised banks and other financial institutions to avoid cryptocurrencies, a warning that comes after the implosion of digital asset company FTX and deliberations over a possible central bank digital currency in the United States.
A joint statement from the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said that the nascent sector is characterized by “significant volatility” and possible fraud, warning executives of scams, legal uncertainties, and contagion between firms rocked by recent tumult in cryptocurrency markets.
“Given the significant risks highlighted by recent failures of several large crypto-asset companies, the agencies continue to take a careful and cautious approach related to current or proposed crypto-asset-related activities and exposures at each banking organization,” the document said. “The agencies have significant safety and soundness concerns with business models that are concentrated in crypto-asset-related activities or have concentrated exposures to the crypto-asset sector.”
Webmaster addition: Which makes me wonder if the whole purpose of FTX was to discredit crypto.
Never before have there been massive excess deaths following vaccination.
Never before have there been children, young adults, athletes in their prime, entertainers, dropping dead “cause unknown” following vaccination.
Of course, the cause is known. The leading doctors and medical scientists of our time–which excludes health agency bureaucrats, such as Fauci, who serve as marketing agents for Big Pharma and corrupt, politicized state medical boards and HMOs–have explained why and how the mRNA “vaccines,” which are not vaccines, kill, destroy the immune system, and cause health injuries. What is not known is why some die immediately after receiving the deadly substance, others a month later, and others remain, so far, alive. Some researchers think the content of the “vaccines” differed by lot, and some think some of the jabs were placebos for the purpose of producing an uninjured cadre to tout the safety of the jabs.
Another day, another MSM admission that the “vaccines” are in fact slow kill bioweapon injections.
Today’s grim truthiness is brought to us by The Telegraph, in an article entitled, Critics claim Covid jabs are causing heart problems – do they have any proof?
While there have always been anti-vaxxers, this new concern is drawing in people from outside usual conspiracy theory circles.
In other words, “anti-vaxxers” have always been conspiracy factualists that turned out to be right about everything; to wit:
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Twitter engaged in widespread censorship of prominent scientists and medical experts for posting content that contradicted the official COVID-19 narrative, according to the latest “Twitter files” document dump, released Dec. 26, 2022, by investigative reporter and author David Zweig.
Much of this censorship came at the behest of the Biden administration, according to Zweig, who said internal documents revealed that the Biden administration was “very angry” that Twitter didn’t engage in more censorship.
Prior installments of the “Twitter files” focused on political censorship and the widespread use of secret blacklists and shadow banning, the direct involvement of agencies such as the FBI in such censorship on Twitter and Twitter’s collusion with the Pentagon and U.S. military to protect accounts perpetuating propaganda.
Only a limited amount of COVID-19-related content was previously revealed as part of the ongoing release of the “Twitter files,” primarily information that Stanford University professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, an outspoken critic of COVID-19 vaccines and lockdowns, was placed on a blacklist by Twitter.
At no point since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, has humanity been closer to the unthinkable. All the safeguards of the Cold War era, which categorized the nuclear bomb as “a weapon of last resort”, have been scrapped.
Vladimir Putin’s statement on February 21st, 2022 was a response to US threats to use nuclear weapons on a preemptive basis against Russia, despite Joe Biden’s “reassurance” that the US would not be resorting to “A first strike” nuclear attack against an enemy of America:
“Let me [Putin] explain that U.S. strategic planning documents contain the possibility of a so-called preemptive strike against enemy missile systems. And who is the main enemy for the U.S. and NATO? We know that too. It’s Russia. In NATO documents, our country is officially and directly declared the main threat to North Atlantic security. And Ukraine will serve as a forward springboard for the strike.” (Putin Speech, February 21, 2022, emphasis added)
Last July 2021, the Biden administration launched its 2021 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) to be completed and formally announced in 2022. The 2021 NPR is to include what is described as a “nuclear declaratory policy of the United States”.
It is unlikely that the 2021 NPR will repeal the nuclear options of the Obama and Bush administrations which are largely predicated on the notion of preemptive nuclear war raised in President Putin’s speech.
The underlying US nuclear doctrine consists in portraying nuclear weapons as a means of “self defense” rather than as a “weapon of mass destruction”.
Moreover, there are powerful financial interests behind the NPR which are tied into the $1.3 trillion nuclear weapons program initiated under President Obama.
Webmaster addition: In the coming war, nukes will be used, but I fear the major weapons for WW3 will be biological.
The Southern California Gas company (SoCalGas) has warned its American customers of “shockingly high” bills as new gas rates have skyrocketed.
Being the primary provider of natural gas to Los Angeles and Southern California, SoCalGas said in a statement that anyone who heats their home with natural gas is likely to see a January bill that is more than double the rate they paid a year earlier.
“There’s no easy way to put this: January bills are likely to be shockingly high,” the company said in a statement.
The customers are expected to pay about 128 percent higher bills in January, as compared with the previous month, according to the statement.
Those who typically paid around $65 a month last winter can expect to see bills closer to $160 this year. Those who paid around $130 a month could see charges jump to $315, SoCalGas reported.
Webmaster addition: Claire and I had a big shock when we opened out last gas bill!
To mock Orthodox Christmas, the pro-NATO Irish Independent newspaper, taking their liturgical ignorance from NATO’s flagship BBC outlet, published an editorial, available here, in Ukrainian, for which the Ukrainian Embassy and the parasites of “the Ukrainian Community in Ireland” duly thanked them on social media. Little Christmas, Twelfth Night as Shakespeare called it, is also the Orthodox Christmas and the Ukrainian junta, far from having a monopoly on it, is actually ransacking Orthodox churches, and beating up Orthodox priests and old Ukrainian men and women for celebrating it on the pretext that there is something peculiarly Russian in how Armenians, Greeks, Romanians, Bulgarians, Serbs, Assyrians, Ethiopians and Eritreans celebrate Christmas.
Though Zelensky’s rump Reich predictably threw cold water on the Russian Church’s proposal for a Yuletide ceasefire, Pope Francis, together with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, should have immediately echoed Patriarch Kirill’s call, as there can be no doubt where Jesus would have stood on that one, even if only for the day that was in it. Though we know that Jesus liked to knock around with sinners, I am sure He would have drawn the line at Zelensky, Biden and their sociopathic ilk. The three days Jesus spent in Hell was enough for Him; trying to get Zelensky and his resurrected 1st Waffen SS Galician adopt even the most basic norms of humanity would have been just too much.
The Palestinian Health Ministry says the Israeli regime continues to prevent the entry of direly-needed medical equipment and supplies into the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Bassam al-Hammadin, a senior official with the ministry, made the remarks in a statement on Saturday, the Palestinian Information Center news outlet reported.
He said the enclave's health sector is suffering from an acute shortage of vital medical devices, especially X-ray imaging machines.
Medical equipment across the coastal sliver's hospitals and health centers have become worn-out and outdated from long years of use, Hammadin said, adding that the regime's ban on entry of new equipment has increased the overall burden on Gaza's health sector.
The official also described Israel's decision to allow some medical devices into Gaza as a “media stunt,” asserting that these devices, which Israel claims to have allowed into Gaza, could be already imported without any coordination with the regime.
The Cascadia subduction zone is a convergent plate boundary that stretches from northern Vancouver Island in Canada to Northern California in the United States.
According to many scientists, the next rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of North America…
So those interested in tremor and seismic swarms will have noticed an episode under North Vancouver Island that has been progressing for 9 days.