Reader’s Links for December 2, 2022

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63 Replies to “Reader’s Links for December 2, 2022”

  1. Allow me to be a little sexist: there are not many real men left in Australian politics, this Senator (from Queensland) is one of that rare species. As to the bovines, from the Greens Party, that you will hear towards the end of his passionate speech, they are multiplying like rodents and they are my reason for fervently wishing less females in politics.

  2. Laura Ingraham presents a few minutes on what I consider–if humanity’s 8-billion souls are taken as a single entity–a creeping mental illness in the collective consciousness. Life’s mission is to survive. Procreation is part of survival. To wish for less is a psychopathy that should be treated by social surgery that removes its adherents.

    • Clown world

      Rachel Levine, an overweight man dresses in women’s clothing, wears lipstick and nail polish is the US Assistant Secretary for HEALTH……

    • “There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions of an audience not practiced in the tricks and delusions of oratory “.

      Mark Twain

    • So here we have a fringe minority, little global clown Prime Minister calling Canadians who most likely did not vote for him, unacceptable fringe minority. LOL Too rich. I LOATHE a the little ……

  3. BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Georgia’s Raphael Warnock Received Over $24 Million from Hundreds of “Campaign Finance Mules,” including Unemployed Donors, Who Gave Small Amounts in Over 358,000 Donations
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 2, 2022 at 8:00am

    They say “Follow The Money”. So we did, and found a massive number of “Campaign Finance Mules” making hundreds, even thousands of donations per year.

    NBC recently reported on the donations received in the Georgia runoff for Senator.

  4. Nurse Sentenced to 6 Mos. in Prison After Injecting 10,000 Patients with Saline Rather than COVID Vaccine – Still Unclear How Many Came Down with COVID after Saline Shot
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 2, 2022 at 9:00am

    German nurse was accused of injecting more than 10,000 patients with saline solution rather than the COVID-19 vaccine.

    She was sentenced to 6 months probation this week.

    The nurse was identified as Antje T, the 40-year-old Red Cross nurse from the German district of Friesland.

    It is still unclear how many who were injected with the saline eventually came down with COVID-19.


  5. IMPOSSIBLE ELECTION: Republicans Had More than 74% of Election Day Votes in Maricopa County – Where Did All of These Votes Go?
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 2, 2022 at 8:45am

    In the August 2, 2022 Primary in Maricopa, registered Independents who voted in person chose Republicans 3:1 over Democrats.

    Maricopa now says “Indies broke for Democrats” on Nov. 8th

    the August 2, 2022 Primary in Maricopa, registered Independents who voted in person chose Republicans 3:1 over Democrats.

    Maricopa now says “Indies broke for Democrats” on Nov. 8th.

  6. AfriForum at UN: “South Africa is the Most Racist Government in the World”
    By Richard Abelson
    Published December 2, 2022 at 8:15am

    Farm murders are on the rise in South Africa as the South Afrrican government walks out on a conference of the UN Forum for Minority Affairs. AfriForum spokesman Ernst Roets called the South African government “the most racist government in the world.”

    The conference was held Thursday and Friday at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. According to Ernst Roets, the South African representative left the hall when other delegates began to speak. “It was very embarassing when the Chairman called on the South African government and no one showed up”, Roets said.

    Friday morning, Dec. 2, Roets spoke to the UN conference about the anti-minority aggression of the racist South African government.

    racism is measured by the amount of race laws a government implements, the South African government with over 125 racial laws surely constitues the most racist government in the world. Perhaps this is why they failed to report at the session yesterday,” Roets said.

    “The South African private sphere is also culpable, with major corporations shamelessly enforcing moratoriums on the appointment and promotion of minorities”, he said.

  7. War on Trump, Died Suddenly Continues, Brace for Long Recession

    There is a war on Trump from almost every angle. The Lying Legacy Media (LLM) continues the psyop that twists every piece of data into a negative for the 2024 presidential candidate. The Kanye (aka Ye) West antisemitic scam at Mara Largo is the latest attempt to destroy Donald Trump’s reputation with more lies. It ain’t going to work because everybody knows Trump is pro-Israel. He moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem for goodness’ sake. The investigations and lawfare are unrelenting, and yet Trump keeps going. Meanwhile, nobody is talking about the Hunter Biden investigation coming in the House or the FTX crypto allegations of money laundering for the Democrat party. The LLM wants you to think that Trump is the villain, but we all know Biden was cheated in, the 2022 Election continues to be rigged and the Biden crime family are up to their necks in corruption.

    Every week there is a new group of unfortunate vax victims. They either “die suddenly” or are damaged for life at a very young age. This is simply not going to stop anytime soon. Now, people in Congress are starting to feel nervous about this increasing debacle and are offering to try to put an end to the mandatory vax idiocy in the U.S. military by withholding funding. Congress is exempt from the vax they allowed on the rest of the country, and it appears they need to try to save face and stop the carnage–at least in the military. There is no stopping what is coming, especially for the double vaxed and boosted. Just ask Al Roker, who just returned to the hospital for more life-threatening blood clots, and, yes, he’s reportedly triple vaxed.

  8. Dallas Fed Survey Of Oil Executives Suggests Biden Is ‘Holding Us Back’
    Tyler Durden’s Photo
    FRIDAY, DEC 02, 2022 – 10:05 AM
    Authored by Andrew Moran via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

    U.S. oil and gas sector activity advanced at a strong pace, although the rate of expansion decelerated in the third quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Energy Survey for the third quarter.

    The business activity index, a measurement of conditions facing energy companies in the region, fell to 46.0 in the July-to-September period from the second quarter’s record of 57.7.

    Executives at exploration and production (E&P) firms noted that crude oil and natural gas production increased at a solid rate of 31.7 and 35.6, respectively.

    Costs continue to remain elevated for the seventh consecutive quarter as the index for input costs clocked in at 83.9. None of the 58 oilfield services firms that participated in the regional central bank’s quarterly survey recorded a drop in input costs. In addition, the indexes for finding and development costs and lease operating expenses for E&P entities eased slightly to 64.7 and 70.2, respectively.

    “Oilfield service inflation has increased, uncertainty has increased and oil prices have decreased. This is a recipe for lower to flat industry spending in 2023,” one E&P executive stated

  9. Collapsing Crypto Yield Offerings Signal “Extreme Duress”
    Tyler Durden’s Photo
    FRIDAY, DEC 02, 2022 – 09:05 AM
    Authored by Dylan LeClair via,

    The leverage-fueled mania in crypto is over with yield arbitrage opportunities collapsing. How can companies still offer yield products above risk-free rates?

    This cycle has been super charged by speculation and yield, leading all the way back to the initial Grayscale Bitcoin Trust premium arbitrage opportunity. That opportunity in the market incentivized hedge funds and trading shops from all over the world to lever up in order to capture the premium spread. It was a ripe time for making money, especially back in early 2021 before the trade collapsed and switched to the significant discount we see today.

    The same story existed in the perpetual futures market where we saw 7-day average annualized funding rates reach up to 120% at peak. This is the implied annual yield that long positions were paying in the market to short positions. There were an abundance of opportunities in the GBTC and futures markets alone for yield and quick returns to be had — without even mentioning the bucket of DeFi, staking tokens, failed projects and Ponzi schemes that were generating even higher yield opportunities in 2020 and 2021.

    There’s an ongoing, vicious feedback loop where higher prices drive more speculation and leverage, which, in turn, drive higher yields. Now, we’re dealing with this cycle in reverse. Lower prices wipe out more speculation and leverage while washing out any “yield” opportunities. As a result, yields everywhere have collapsed.

    “Total value locked” in the Ethereum DeFi ecosystem surpassed over $100 billion in 2021 during the speculative mania, and is now a mere $23.9 billion today. This leverage-fueled mania in the crypto ecosystem fueled the growth of the “yield” products offered by the market, most of which have all collapsed

  10. the telegraph – Britain is sleepwalking into censorship and we’re running out of time to stop it

    The revised Online Safety Bill still incentivises Big Tech to turn its algorithms against legal speech

    When Rishi Sunak stood for leader of the Conservative Party, one of his pledges was to defend free speech. It certainly was in peril: Nadine Dorries was planning a Bill that would give her, as culture secretary, powers to censor anything deemed “legal, but harmful”. This dangerously nebulous phrase could mean anything: she offered, as an example, a Jimmy Carr joke. Social media firms would be instructed to let their censorship algorithms rip, and pay huge fines if anything slipped through. Britain would end up with one of the most draconian regimes in the free world.

    Earlier this week, we heard that the Online Safety Bill was to be amended and the threat lifted. But this turned out to be a false alarm. The legal-but-harmful rule remains, albeit intended for the under-18s. The problem, of course, is that cyberspace does not distinguish between children and adults. Nor can it, if anonymity and privacy are to be preserved.

    Michelle Donelan, the 10th culture secretary in 10 years, has told Silicon Valley that she’ll come after them for “billions of pounds” if children find the wrong content. So the obvious thing for them to do is censor for everyone.

    This takes us back to where we started: with Britain sleepwalking into a system far harsher than anything that the EU or the US is proposing. Worse, this isn’t even intentional. It’s happening because ministers have not really thought through the implications, and are in a panicked rush into cleaning up the internet for the young. Big Tech has no friends and a great many enemies, but a censorship law that seeks to bring them to heel will end up imposing profound consequences that will reshape our public debate.

    A robot, for example, will already have read this column and sought to ascertain if my argument justifies the headline. If not, the article will be punished, pushed far down the search rankings. This is a standard Google procedure, intended to improve search results.

    But how, I asked a tech chief recently, does an algorithm judge the quality of an argument? As an editor, I’ve come to find out that first-class sub-editors are the most valuable and rarest people in the industry. Can their craft really be judged by a bot? I have my doubts. But we’ll never know, as the process is invisible.

    And this is the problem. Bots make mistakes all the time – but no one knows because their decisions are never made public. The Online Safety Bill could end up with all kinds of articles targeted, but we’d never know or be told. YouTube will say that such secrecy is vital. It has been taking down thousands of Russian propaganda videos recently, for example. Must it really inform the Kremlin every time it does?

    But then come the other casualties. The Spectator recently broadcast an interview with a Harvard fellow about the Ukraine war. It was removed (by a TikTok bot) and categorised as lacking in “integrity and authenticity”. We appealed. We lost. No explanation.

    Part of an editor’s job, now, is to battle with these bots. I wish I could say that my magazine is unsullied by the digital world, but we rely almost entirely on digital to find new readers in print.

    A third of The Spectator’s traffic comes from search engines, a quarter from social media. They are the new newsstands where people pick us up, browse, see if they’d like to buy. Every publication, even the world’s oldest weekly, now sails in these waters. And we do so against a swarm of bots, which the UK Government is about to make more powerful still.

    The idea that all this is resolved with age restrictions is naive. Surely, ministers say, we age-restrict films, magazines and video games? Yes, but for the past few centuries we have not censored the written word (with a handful of quite famous exceptions). Why start now? Where might it lead?

    The anonymity of internet use is an important principle of privacy. Keystrokes and browsing history can help companies guess a user’s age, but it’s only a guess. If they’re fined billions for getting it wrong, why take the risk? Why not just treat everyone as a child, without telling them?

    Ms Donelan argues that Big Tech would not dare because they make such good money from news. If only. Facebook, Google et al have more power than all the press barons put together, by asking bots to curate the news feeds of billions. But they never asked for such power – and now see it as a liability.

    It brings lots of headaches, regulatory risk – and hardly any cash. YouTube makes big money selling ads against things like Baby Shark videos (its all-time number one). Less than 2 per cent of Google searches are for news stories, and adverts are seldom sold against it.

    If news was hugely profitable, its independence might be more vigorously defended. But in my own conversations with Big Tech chiefs, they’re usually quite candid. News, for them, is a marginal slice of their business. And if the UK is about to be the most dangerous place in the free world to publish against-the-grain opinions, this gives them a huge incentive to tell those bots to take a more risk-averse approach.

    The role of algorithms in our everyday lives is far greater than is appreciated in Westminster. The rise of machine learning means that even Google doesn’t quite know why its bots make the decisions they do. But such decisions are curating the digital world, and the news as it is seen by billions. Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, is quite explicit about the politicisation of the system he inherited. “The obvious reality,” he said recently, is that Twitter “has interfered in elections”. The question, he says, is what to do about it.

    Another obvious reality now is that more children get news from TikTok than the BBC, more adults get their news from Facebook than any newspaper – and all of it is arranged by algorithms. The Government has huge power to distort these algorithms, by threatening such insanely large fines – but is it sure what the effects will be? How will they be monitored?

    The best option would be to outlaw the genuine nasties, and refrain from censoring the written word – as successive governments have done for centuries. This is a hugely complicated problem. But there is still time for Mr Sunak to do the right thing.

  11. We’ve Caught Him Red-Handed and He Won’t Get Away” – Senator Rand Paul Accuses Fauci of Funding Research that Caused 7 Million People To Die (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 2, 2022 at 9:45am

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Jesse Watters on Thursday night to discuss the arrogant and misguided Dr. Fauci.

    Rand Paul, a medical doctor and US Senator, has never hesitated to call out Dr. Fauci on his numerous lies and dangerous policies.

    Senator Rand Paul: There is no public figure or public health figure who has made a greater error in judgment than Dr. Fauci. The error in judgment was to fund gain of function rsearch in a totalitarian country. Fund research that allowed them to create super viruses that accidentally leaked into the public and caused 7 million people to die. Think about it. This is right up there with decisions, some of them malevolent or military to kill millions of people. This accidental goes to judgment. Talk about errors? You think he might apologize to the world for funding research that allowed super viruses to be created in a lab, a lab that was not properly outfitted for safety

  12. europravda – Publishers fear chilling effect of Russian anti-LGBT, foreign agent laws

    Russia’s new anti-LGTBI laws and laws against so-called ‘foreign agents’ have publishers worried that the arts have been left unprotected against possible censorship.

  13. europravda -Ukraine moves to ban Moscow-linked religious organisations

    Zelenskyy says Ukraine will impose limitations on religious organisations in the country which have links to Russia.

    • Biden called on Congress to give Ukraine $37 billion in support

      US President Joe Biden has asked Congress for an additional $37 billion to support Ukraine.

      This was announced by US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland during the Kyiv Security Forum.

      “Literally, President Biden has just turned to Congress so that Ukraine not only survives these trials, but also flourishes as a sovereign, secure and democratic country,” she said.

      Victoria Nuland recalled the importance of Ukraine’s victory in the war with Russia. According to her, if Russian President Vladimir Putin is not defeated, the world will become “much more dangerous.”

      Recall that the White House recently announced that it would appeal to the US Congress with a request to approve the allocation of $37.7 billion for security and other assistance to Ukraine.

      According to the proposal, the new aid package will include $21.7 billion in defense assistance, while $14.5 billion is planned to be directed to humanitarian assistance and support for the work of the Ukrainian authorities, $900 million to support Ukrainians living in the United States, and $626 million to Ukraine’s nuclear security. .

      Earlier, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security David Kettler said that Russia’s missile attacks on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure are intended to inflict suffering on the Ukrainian people, but in fact demonstrate Russian military weakness and only incite hatred of the enemy among Ukrainians.

    • europravda -Russia rejects pullout from Ukraine as condition for talks

      Russia said on Friday that Western demands stating it should pull out completely from Ukraine effectively rule out any future talks to end the war.

  14. NYT – DEC 02 2022 Hate Speech’s Rise on Twitter Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find

    Problematic content and formerly barred accounts have increased sharply in the short time since Elon Musk took over, researchers said.

    Before Elon Musk bought Twitter, slurs against Black Americans showed up on the social media service an average of 1,282 times a day. After the billionaire became Twitter’s owner, they jumped to 3,876 times a day.

    Slurs against gay men appeared on Twitter 2,506 times a day on average before Mr. Musk took over. Afterward, their use rose to 3,964 times a day.

    And antisemitic posts referring to Jews or Judaism soared more than 61 percent in the two weeks after Mr. Musk acquired the site.

    These findings — from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, the Anti-Defamation League and other groups that study online platforms — provide the most comprehensive picture to date of how conversations on Twitter have changed since Mr. Musk completed his $44 billion deal for the company in late October. While the numbers are relatively small, researchers said the increases were atypically high.

    The shift in speech is just the tip of a set of changes on the service under Mr. Musk. Accounts that Twitter used to regularly remove — such as those that identify as part of the Islamic State, which were banned after the U.S. government classified ISIS as a terror group — have come roaring back. Accounts associated with QAnon, a vast far-right conspiracy theory, have paid for and received verified status on Twitter, giving them a sheen of legitimacy.

    These changes are alarming, researchers said, adding that they had never seen such a sharp increase in hate speech, problematic content and formerly banned accounts in such a short period on a mainstream social media platform.

    “Elon Musk sent up the Bat Signal to every kind of racist, misogynist and homophobe that Twitter was open for business,” said Imran Ahmed, the chief executive of the Center for Countering Digital Hate. “They have reacted accordingly.”

    Mr. Musk, who did not respond to a request for comment, has been vocal about being a “free speech absolutist” who believes in unfettered discussions online. He has moved swiftly to overhaul Twitter’s practices, allowing former President Donald J. Trump — who was barred for tweets that could incite violence — to return. Last week, Mr. Musk proposed a widespread amnesty for accounts that Twitter’s previous leadership had suspended. And on Tuesday, he ended enforcement of a policy against Covid misinformation.

    But Mr. Musk has denied claims that hate speech has increased on Twitter under his watch. Last month, he tweeted a downward-trending graph that he said showed that “hate speech impressions” had dropped by a third since he took over. He did not provide underlying numbers or details of how he was measuring hate speech.

    On Thursday, Mr. Musk said that the account of rapper and fashion designer Kanye West, which was restricted for a spell in October because of an antisemitic tweet, would be suspended indefinitely after Mr. West tweeted an image of a swastika inside the Star of David.

    Changes in Twitter’s content not only have societal implications but also affect the company’s bottom line. Advertisers, which provide about 90 percent of Twitter’s revenue, have reduced their spending on the platform as they wait to see how it will fare under Mr. Musk. Some have said they are concerned that the quality of discussions on the platform will suffer.

    On Wednesday, Twitter sought to reassure advertisers about its commitment to online safety. “Brand safety is only possible when human safety is the top priority,” the company wrote in a blog post. “All of this remains true today.”

    The appeal to advertisers coincided with a meeting between Mr. Musk and Thierry Breton, the digital chief of the European Union, in which they discussed content moderation and regulation, according to an E.U. spokesman. Mr. Breton has pressed Mr. Musk to comply with the Digital Services Act, a European law that requires social platforms to reduce online harm or face fines and other penalties.

    Mr. Breton plans to visit Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters early next year to perform a “stress test” of its ability to moderate content and combat disinformation, the spokesman said.

    On Twitter itself, researchers said the increase in hate speech, antisemitic posts and other troubling content had begun before Mr. Musk loosened the service’s content rules. That suggested that a further surge could be coming, they said.

    If that happens, it’s unclear whether Mr. Musk will have policies in place to deal with problematic speech or, even if he does, whether Twitter has the employees to keep up with moderation. Mr. Musk laid off, fired or accepted the resignations of more than half the company’s staff last month, including those who worked to remove harassment, foreign interference and disinformation from the service. Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of trust of safety, was among those who quit.

    The Anti-Defamation League, which files regular reports of antisemitic tweets to Twitter and keeps track of which posts are removed, said the company had gone from taking action on 60 percent of the tweets it reported to only 30 percent.

    “We have advised Musk that Twitter should not just keep the policies it has had in place for years, it should dedicate resources to those policies,” said Yael Eisenstat, a vice president at the Anti-Defamation League, who met with Mr. Musk last month. She said he did not appear interested in taking the advice of civil rights groups and other organizations.

    “His actions to date show that he is not committed to a transparent process where he incorporates the best practices we have learned from civil society groups,” Ms. Eisenstat said. “Instead he has emboldened racists, homophobes and antisemites.”

    The lack of action extends to new accounts affiliated with terror groups and others that Twitter previously banned. In the first 12 days after Mr. Musk assumed control, 450 accounts associated with ISIS were created, up 69 percent from the previous 12 days, according to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a think tank that studies online platforms.

    Other social media companies are also increasingly concerned about how content is being moderated on Twitter.

    When Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, found accounts associated with Russian and Chinese state-backed influence campaigns on its platforms last month, it tried to alert Twitter, said two members of Meta’s security team, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The two companies often communicated on these issues, since foreign influence campaigns typically linked fake accounts on Facebook to Twitter.

    But this time was different. The emails to their counterparts at Twitter bounced or went unanswered, the Meta employees said, in a sign that those workers may have been fired.

    Update Suspected Overdose Multi-Patient Medical; INC#0643; 12:33PM; 5435 N Vesper Av;; #ShermanOaks; A total of 10 students (12-15 years old) were evaluated at Van Nuys Middle School for suspected overdose and found to be in mild-to-moderate distress. Seven were transported to local hospitals specializing in pediatric medicine, and three were released on scene. With 50 firefighters on scene, in coordination

  16. Oath Keepers Verdict:
    A Dangerous Escalation in Criminalizing Dissent
    New ground is set with every egregious indictment and conviction with dire consequences for the future of political speech and activity.

    One year after the events of January 6—despite their best efforts—federal prosecutors still hadn’t filed a single criminal charge that came anything close to resembling “insurrection” or domestic terrorism. Democrats and regime media were agitated: How could they continue promoting the four-hour disturbance as an attempted coup if the most prevalent offense charged by the Department of Justice a year later was the petty misdemeanor of “parading” in the Capitol? Even the chief judge for the D.C. district court overseeing each January 6 case had publicly expressed her frustration that the government wasn’t producing harsher indictments against Trump supporters

    So Matthew Graves, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, swooped in to save face. Eleven members of the Oath Keepers, an alleged militia group, were charged on January 12, 2022 with seditious conspiracy for their involvement in the Capitol protest. Elmer “Stewart” Rhodes and 10 others were accused of conspiring “to oppose by force the authority of the Government of the United States, and by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States.” The law the Oath Keepers attempted to stop, Graves claimed, was the “peaceful transfer of power” vested in both the 12th and 20th amendments.

    The indictment was preposterous on its face, something only a grand jury seated in the most Democratic city in the country could countenance. None faced a weapons charge, raising the natural question of how a group of military veterans, most suffering various degrees of service-related disabilities, planned to overtake the government “by force” without a single firearm or explosive device. Despite constant talk in the media about the Oath Keepers’ quick reaction force, individuals who

    So Matthew Graves, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, swooped in to save face. Eleven members of the Oath Keepers, an alleged militia group, were charged on January 12, 2022 with seditious conspiracy for their involvement in the Capitol protest. Elmer “Stewart” Rhodes and 10 others were accused of conspiring “to oppose by force the authority of the Government of the United States, and by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States.” The law the Oath Keepers attempted to stop, Graves claimed, was the “peaceful transfer of power” vested in both the 12th and 20th amendments.

    The indictment was preposterous on its face, something only a grand jury seated in the most Democratic city in the country could countenance. None faced a weapons charge, raising the natural question of how a group of military veterans, most suffering various degrees of service-related disabilities, planned to overtake the government “by force” without a single firearm or explosive device. Despite constant talk in the media about the Oath Keepers’ quick reaction force, individuals who

    Washington left them behind in a Virginia hotel—legally—so as to not violate the city’s strict gun control laws.

    Some militia.

    Only one man, Joshua James, was accused of assaulting police in a heated confrontation with officers that afternoon. (He later pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy after the government moved to take away his military benefits—James was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Bagdad in 2007 at age 19, suffers lifelong injuries, and was awarded a Purple Heart—and threatened the father of three young children with life in prison if convicted.)

  17. Americans Need the Freedom Fighters to Win in China
    Let’s call what ails the West today Sinocracy—a tyranny following the Chinese model of business and government partnering to oppress.
    By Adam Mill

    December 1, 2022

    hat can we call the authoritarian movement that has seized so much power in Western Civilization? The media, universities, our sprawling bureaucracy, unions, the military, even our local politicians all seem to have been corralled into a rigid pen of groupthink. Our ongoing decline and loss of freedom does not appear directly tilted towards true fascism or communism, but something indistinct and perhaps even more frightening. What we do know is our leaders clearly have a fetish for authoritarian systems which dominate private life with a mandatory political orientation

    In North Korea, for example, there are four television channels but they all relentlessly parrot the same political propaganda. Is the situation really significantly different here? Change the channel from CNN to MSNBC in America and try to detect a difference. We flatter ourselves if we imagine there is a substantial one.

    The Chinese call their system “Communism with Chinese characteristics,” meaning that the totalitarians in China found, paradoxically, that the Communist Party can maximize its control of that regime and its people by permitting just enough market economics to keep the money flowing. And, indeed, many of our own oligarchs have spoken with admiration about the Chinese system. For now, let us call this system they admire “Sinocracy,” a tyranny following the Chinese model of business and government partnering to oppress

    Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said in 2013, “There is a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say we need to go green, we need to start, you know, investing in solar . . . There is a flexibility that I know [Prime Minister] Stephen Harper must dream about: having a dictatorship where you can do whatever you wanted, that I find quite interesting.”

    For over a decade, many of the richest people in the United States (such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet) have cultivated an affectionate relationship with the Chinese Communist Party to pursue various utopian visions while themselves getting rich at the cost of our freedom. Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden said of China, “I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks,” when asked whether the United States should be concerned about potential challenges from China. He made this statement before Hunter Biden’s laptop revealed the “big guy” (believed to be Biden) would take 10 percent of his son’s lucrative deal with cutouts for the Chinese Communist Party.

  18. President Trump Special Master Appointment Overturned by Appeals Court – If Secret Search Warrant is Valid, All Seizure Valid – But You are Not Allowed to See Search Warrant, Because National Security
    December 1, 2022 | Sundance | 392 Comments
    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals having previously ruled the special master cannot review classified documents, also ruled today against the special master having any involvement in the filtering of seized documents from Mar-a-Lago. [Ruling Here]

    Previously, the lower court appointedspecial master to review the seized documents and ensure no privileged material was exploited by the DOJ. However, the appellate court determined the DOJ can independently define a national security interest and classify documents with no legal basis for challenge, therefore the special master cannot filter classified documents

    Today the appeals court essentially said if the search warrant was legally predicated and legally valid, and if the search warrant was used legally, then all the seized documents are valid for the investigative purposes of the DOJ – regardless of their content. The only way to fight the authority of the DOJ seizure is to challenge the legality of the search warrant. However, here’s where things get weird.

    President Trump’s lawyers have been: (1) blocked from receiving a non-redacted search warrant; (2) denied access to the underlying probable cause affidavit used to predicate the search warrant, and (3) denied the full contents of the documents that were seized as part of the warrant (they are not allowed to see). Yet somewhere in this convoluted mess, we are supposed to believe a 4th amendment violation doesn’t exist.

  19. Nevada, Utah, and Venezuela: A tale of two oil and gas policy moves
    What are US oil workers, chopped liver?

    Possibly, if these events hadn’t all been concurrent, I mightn’t have noticed either tale, or the events it encompassed.

    But they did all unfold at the same time. And they struck me quite forcibly.

    One struck me in particular, for reasons I suspect will be obvious. So I’ll just mention that one at the outset, to get things started.

    In October 2022, a batch of Venezuelan bonds bought by Goldman Saches back in May 2017 reached their final maturity date. The bonds were against the Venezuelan state-owned oil and gas company, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA). They were nominally worth $2.8 billion when purchased for some $865 million in 2017. Many business and political commentators thought it was a bad buy at the time: a use of investors’ money that was neither sound from a business standpoint nor impressive from a moral one.

    amount like $2.8 billion isn’t that significant in the grand scheme of global investing and finance, at the scale Goldman Sachs operates. But it’s still noteworthy that it was one of the related events around which the Biden administration’s decision last week to authorize Chevron to resume pumping oil in Venezuela unfolded.

    And we’ll get to all that. But first, the other tale, which is about Nevada and Utah.

    Tale One

  20. DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin in Advance of Holidays
    By Margaret Flavin
    Published December 2, 2022 at 12:50pm
    The Department of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin in advance of the holidays.

    The United States remains in a heightened threat environment. Lone offenders and small groups motivated by a range of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances continue to pose a persistent and lethal threat to the Homeland. Domestic actors and foreign terrorist organizations continue to maintain a visible presence online in attempts to motivate supporters to conduct attacks in the Homeland. Threat actors have recently mobilized to violence, citing factors such as reactions to current events and adherence to violent extremist ideologies. In the coming months, threat actors could exploit several upcoming events to justify or commit acts of violence, including certifications related to the midterm elections, the

  21. global news – Drop in COVID attention could lead to deadly new variant, WHO warns

    Lapses in strategies to tackle COVID-19 could create “the perfect conditions” for a deadly new variant to emerge, the World Health Organization’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned on Friday.

    About 90 per cent of the world’s population now has some level of immunity to SARS-COV-2 either due to prior infection or vaccination, according to the global health agency’s estimates.

    “We are much closer to being able to say that the emergency phase of the pandemic is over, but we’re not there yet,” Tedros told reporters during a press conference.

    His comments come as China experiences a rebound in infections.

    The further easing of COVID-19 testing requirements and quarantine rules in some Chinese cities was met with a mix of relief and worry on Friday, as hundreds of millions await an expected shift in national virus policies after widespread social unrest.

    WHO’s emergencies director Mike Ryan said he hopes that a coherent and clear strategy emerges in China “that balances the control of the virus with…the livelihoods, wellbeing and human rights of the people.”

  22. CBC – Federal government preparing for what organizers call ‘Freedom Convoy 2.0’

    The federal government is already preparing to deal with a new convoy protest being planned for February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security adviser says.

  23. DEVELOPING: Elon Musk will Publish Reason Twitter Suppressed Hunter Biden Laptop Story Today at 5 PM ET
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 2, 2022 at 3:00pm

    Elon Musk announced he will be publishing the real reason behind Twitter’s decision to block the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 general election.

    Musk said the Hunter Biden files will be published Friday at 5 PM ET.

    What really happened with the Hunter Biden story suppression by Twitter will be published on Twitter at 5pm ET!” Elon Musk said.

    The New York Post released damning and explosive contents from Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020 several days before the general election.

    Twitter banned The New York Post at the time for their reporting on crackhead Hunter and his illegal dealings.

    The information came straight from Hunter Biden’s laptop.

  24. Clinton-Appointed Judge Will Decide if DeSantis Lawfully Suspended Soros-Backed Florida Prosecutor
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 2, 2022 at 2:40pm

    Clinton-appointed federal judge will decide if Governor Ron DeSantis lawfully suspended a Soros-backed prosecutor for refusing to enforce Florida abortion laws.

    Soros-backed Florida prosecutor Andrew Warren recently sued Governor Ron DeSantis to get his job back.

    DeSantis wasn’t intimidated by Warren’s lawsuit.

    “Warren said that it doesn’t matter what the legislature does in the state of Florida. He is going to exercise a veto over that. He’s also instituted policies of ‘presumptive non-enforcement’…that is not consistent with the role of a prosecutor. You can exercise discretion in individual case, but that discretion has to be individualized and case specific,” DeSantis said as he announced Warren’s suspension.


  25. WAYNE ROOT: The Greatest Gaslight in History – This Jewish American’s Take on President Trump and Kanye West
    By Assistant Editor
    Published December 2, 2022 at 1:10pm

    Let me start with a disclaimer. I’m a Jew. Not just any Jew. tested my DNA and reported I’m 99.9% Eastern European Jewish ancestry. That’s about as Jewish as you can get

    had two Jewish parents, and four Jewish grandparents. Several of my ancestors were victims of the Holocaust. Others escaped Germany just in the nick of time.

    I love the Jewish people. I’m proud of the success of the Jewish people. And I’ve fought strongly and proudly for Israel my entire adult life.

  26. VoterGA Releases Evidence of 20,000 Votes Being Removed from Herschel Walker’s Reported Totals in November Election
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 2, 2022 at 11:30am

    Today, VoterGA announced that they found evidence that 20,000 votes were removed from Herschel Walker’s totals during the election.

    VoterGA released supporting evidence showing Herschel Walker did have 20,000 votes vanish from the amounts being reported by the media during the recent November election.

    We reported previously on suspect reporting in the 2022 Senate race in Georgia. At one point in the evening, a large chunk of ballots was reported for Democrat Raphael Warnock that put him into the lead.VoterGA released supporting evidence showing Herschel Walker did have 20,000 votes vanish from the amounts being reported by the media during the recent November election.

    We reported previously on suspect reporting in the 2022 Senate race in Georgia. At one point in the evening, a large chunk of ballots was reported for Democrat Raphael Warnock that put him into the lead.

    VoterGA released supporting evidence showing Herschel Walker did have 20,000 votes vanish from the amounts being reported by the media during the recent November election.

    We reported previously on suspect reporting in the 2022 Senate race in Georgia. At one point in the evening, a large chunk of ballots was reported for Democrat Raphael Warnock that put him into the lead.

  27. Ohioans Vote In Favor of Banning Non-Citizens From Voting In Local Elections
    By Anthony Scott
    Published December 2, 2022 at 3:49pm

    Ohio Republicans are seeking for Ohio to become the seventh state to ban noncitizens from voting in elections.

    On November 8th Ohioans voted on Issue 2 which was an amendment to the state’s constitution that would no longer allow noncitizens to vote in local elections in Ohio.

    Over 3 million Ohioans voted against noncitizens from voting in local elections whereas 900,000 voted in favor of noncitizens voting in US local elections.

  28. The Order Reads Like The Judge Wants To Deter Not Bad Faith Cases But Electoral Challenges” – Kari Lake Responds To Corrupt Obama-Appointed Judge’s Sanctions Against Her
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published December 2, 2022 at 4:40pm

    Kari Lake responded today to Obama-Judge John Tuchi’s decision to sanction her and Mark Finchem at the request of Maricopa County for daring to bring a lawsuit against the unreliable and corrupt voting machines.

    John Tuchi is the same Federal Judge who recently ruled that Maricopa County was justified in discriminating against TGP reporter Jordan Conradson and preventing him his First Amendment rights and access to the County’s press room after another election disaster in the County.
    The Gateway Pundit reported on the decision to sanction Lake’s lawyers yesterday in an apparent effort to discredit and discourage any election challenges after the State certifies the corrupt Midterm next Monday.

    The Judge even admitted that this order was intended to “send a message” to those who file what he considers “baseless” lawsuits in the future.

    These issues were present ALL DAY at some locations.

    Because of this, despite having had only 17% of the turnout on election day, Democrats outperformed Republicans in multiple counties, which is unlikely and impossible

    It is unclear if the “errors” on election day were truly by accident or if the machines were hacked or programmed to do this. What a coincidence, though!

    The corrupt Judge decided to sanction Kari Lake and her attorneys weeks after this debacle of an election, obviously to deter her from challenging the clearly rigged election.

    This sanction also came just days after The Gateway Pundit reported that Kari Lake vowed to “not quit” and that she is “working with a team of patriotic, talented lawyers on a legal case to challenge the botched elections.”

    Lake’s lawsuit to ban voting machines used numerous expert witnesses, including former voting machine tester, Clay Parikh, who testified that he was able to hack both Dominion and ES&S machines in a matter of minutes. He was stopped, however, from going further during his penetration testing that may have revealed the ability to “manipulate statistical data on the machine.”

    Parikh also suggested that the testing these machines go through is nothing more than a proverbial check in the box to instill a false sense of security that the machines are functioning properly.

    Kari Lake told The Gateway Pundit, “It is very, very rare to sanction a party in public interest suits,” such as election integrity. Clearly, this Judge has ulterior motives in his decision to sanction Kari Lake.

    Kari Lake told The Gateway Pundit, “It is very, very rare to sanction a party in public interest suits,” such as election integrity. Clearly, this Judge has ulterior motives in his decision to sanction Kari Lake.

    Lake gave the following statement to The Gateway Pundit.

    Lake: Sanctions like this are rare. In every lawsuit there will be a winner and a loser. Sanctioning the loser is rare and has to rise to the level of subjective bad faith or frivolity. This case is not about money or gain. It was essentially a public interest lawsuit seeking electoral integrity. It is very very rare to sanction a party in public interest suits. There were 5 experts called by the plaintiff. One cannot be in “bad faith” with that many experts supporting your theory. They could be wrong. But not bad faith. The order reads like the Judge wants to deter not bad faith cases but electoral challenges. Punishing counsel is a serious effort to impune the professional reputation of counsel. This could lead to a bar complaint. Doing this deters other lawyers from ever agreeing to help conservatives. We saw this in real time in 2020 with numerous Trump lawyers. All in all this reads like an angry Obama appointee who wants to send a message. The message is if you lose shut up and don’t come to court. The message is not that you lost a case or acted in bad faith.

    Kari Lake also tweeted,

    In June, I sued over the use of tabulators in my election. I alleged these machines were prone to failure

    This suit was dismissed for standing

    On election day, 32% of the machines failed statewide

    Yesterday, an Obama-judge sanctioned my lawyers for bringing the suit at all.

    John Tuchi’s message was received loud and clear, but Kari Lake isn’t giving up.

  29. NEW: Tara Reade Asks GOP House to Investigate Her Claims Joe Biden Sexually Assaulted Her in 1993
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 2, 2022 at 4:18pm

    Tara Reade asked the new GOP House to investigate her claims that Joe Biden’s sexually assaulted her in 1993.

    Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is on board with the investigation into pervert Joe Biden.

    Tara Reade accused her former boss then-Senator Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993.

    Reade said in 1993, then-Senator Joe Biden pushed her up against the wall and penetrated her with his fingers.

    In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Tara Reade began by explaining how she was given a duffel bag and told to “hurry” up and give it to then-Senator Biden.

  30. Dog the Bounty Hunter’s ‘Very Healthy’ Right-Hand Man Dies: ‘Shocked and Saddened by the Sudden Passing’
    By Jack Davis, The Western Journal
    Published December 2, 2022 at 5:10pm

    David Robinson, who spent nearly a decade working alongside Duane Chapman, known to TV fans as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” has died.

    The death of Robinson, 50, on Wednesday was confirmed to Fox News by Chapman and also in a Facebook post by Robinson’s wife, Brooke.

    “I’m shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of my right-hand man for many years, David Robinson,” Chapman told Fox. “Until we meet again, Brother.”

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