Thought for the day

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer


U.S. to Auction Almost 1 Million Acres Off Alaskan Coast for Oil Drilling MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:39

The United States will auction nearly one million acres off the Alaskan coast for new oil and gas drilling in December, mandated in the so-called “Inflation” Reduction Act (IRA).

Alexa is on life support. 

When the voice assistant first launched in November 2014, publications called it the "computer of the future." CNET described it as something out of the sci-fi series "Star Trek." Computerworld heralded the product as the "future of every home."

Federal Reserve set to introduce privacy-crushing digital currency that can be controlled and programmed by government bureaucrats malterwitty Tue, 11/29/2022 - 12:44

When Barack Obama was in the White House and Democrats controlled Congress for his first two years in office, they passed a bill dubbed “Obamacare” that was the first step toward giving federal government bureaucrats complete control over Americans’ health care.

Since all Americans require medical care during their lives, the move was seen by critics as the ultimate authoritarian move; after all, if the government controls all healthcare decisions, tyrannical government bureaucrats could then begin to dictate behaviors and reward or punish people based on behavior.

A Canadian company is hoping to get approval and federal funding for a new lithium mine in northern Nevada, but former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Republican lawmakers are raising concerns about the mining company’s largest shareholder, a Chinese firm. The mining company is going through with an effort to dilute this Chinese ownership, but concerns remain about China’s potential influence over the critical mineral mine at a time when China is seeking to overtake the U.S. as a dominant global power.

It's Time For Congress To File A Lawsuit Against President Biden Over Student Debt MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 09:57

On August 24, President Biden's Fact Sheet announced a student debt forgiveness plan that will cost in the neighborhood of $420 billion.

That is fiscal authority the President just does not have. 

Biden's plan went unchallenged for weeks, presumably because no one had the standing to sue. 

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a huge particle accelerator located on the French-Swiss border, is going into hibernation early this year due to European energy-saving efforts. The operator says it will still have plenty of data for analysis despite  the disruption.

Monday marks the deadline set by the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, which operates the massive machine, to pause experiments for the winter season, RIA Novosti has reported. The decision was confirmed earlier this month.

Big Tech Is Furious Andrew Tate Is Exposing The Great Reset MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:56

In yet another example of Big Tech tyranny, YouTube nuked a viral “Full Send Podcast” episode featuring controversial “manosphere” figure Andrew Tate last week. The video, which was posted in August, had been viewed by millions and was one of the “Full Send Podcast’s” most popular videos. 

EU Fails to Reach Agreement on Russia Oil Price Cap MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:11

EU diplomats failed on Monday to agree on a set price cap for Russian oil as a December 5 deadline for the policy is approaching, Reuters reported.

Russia: Destruction of Ukraine Energy Infrastructure to Complete Shortly - then . . . MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:04

Russian state Duma Deputy Andrey Gurulev said publicly today "After the destruction of Ukraine's energy infrastructure, strikes on the logistics facilities will begin."  As of Monday, November 28, about seventy percent (70%) of Ukraine's energy infrastructure is already destroyed.

Logistics facilities are identified as specific buildings, warehouses, which host all activities linked to logistics and freight transportation.