Thought for the day

"The growth of the Internet will slow drastically, as the flaw in ‘Metcalfe’s law’ becomes apparent: most people have nothing to say to each other! By 2005, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine," -- Paul Krugman

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NATO running out of weapons for Kiev regime MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 13:01

Months before Russia launched its counteroffensive against NATO’s crawling encroachment on its western borders, the political West started sending massive amounts of weapons and munitions to the Kiev regime. Initially, the deliveries primarily included tens of thousands of man-portable missiles for various purposes, including ATGM (anti-tank guided missiles) and MANPADS (man-portable air defense systems) weapons.

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.

An altercation has taken place between Polish "Mercenaries" fighting FOR Ukraine, and Ukrainian Army officers commanding them. The Polish Mercs and a grouping of about ten thousand Romanian "Mercenaries" also fighting for Ukraine, were allegedly ordered by Ukrainian Army officers to attack Russian positions around Bakhmut.  Fierce fighting has been going on there for weeks and Ukraine is losing.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the US-led military bloc will increase its presence in the region between the Baltic and Black Seas, announcing the move ahead of a two-day summit where the alliance is expected to renew a pledge to defend Ukraine indefinitely. 

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.

Dutch Government to Shut Down 3,000 Farms to Comply with Global Warming Goals As Food Prices See Highest Increase in Decades MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:07

In July, Dutch police shot at a 16-year old protester, during farmer protests in the country.  The young teen, Jouke, was released the next day without charges.

WATCH: Moroccans Riot in Brussels to Celebrate World Cup Win Against Belgium MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 07:48

Supporters of the Morocco football team rioted in Brussels on Sunday to celebrate their victory over their host country, Belgium.

Football supporters of largely Moroccan origin flipped cars, burnt electric scooters, and set off fireworks in Brussels and beyond on Sunday after the African nation beat Belgium 2-0 in the World Cup.

Bitter Truth: EU Parliament Told It Has Done A Lot of Damage to Europe at Anniversary Event MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 07:48

Seventy years after the founding of the forerunner to the European Union, the bloc has done “a lot of damage” to the continent, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) said during a “birthday” event.

Professor Ryszard Legutko, a Polish MEP who serves as head of the right-wing European Conservatives and Reformists group, has lambasted the European Parliament in particular as having done “a lot of damage” to the continent during an anniversary event for the EU body held on Tuesday.

Biden administration notifies Congress it has approved $323 million arms sale to Finland MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:00

The Biden administration on Monday notified Congress it has approved a possible $323 million arms sale to Finland as the country seeks to join NATO. 

The administration approved the potential sale of 40 tactical missiles and 48 Joint Standoff Weapons, made by Raytheon, in addition to accompanying equipment, training and support, the State Department said in a release. 

"There Is Growing Annoyance With The Polish Position": EU Fails To Agree On Russian Oil Price Cap As Full Ban Looms MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 05:56

In its relentless pursuit of virtue-signaling hills that it is willing to die on within minutes, several months ago the EU had a brilliant idea: let's implement a toothless oil price cap on Russian oil exports, one which actually has zero impact on deeply discounted Russian oil and thus doesn't lead to any more European energy shocks, but because of the optics and the much "lower" permitted transaction price, it will make for great headlines and show the world just how powerful the EU is.