Reader’s Links for December 12th, 2022

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  1. Our conversation began when we passed a big log home and saw four large carcasses hanging on the porch to dry. “Those were wolves,” my son said. I was driving so hadn’t got a good look. They were too big to be coyotes, and large enough that they had to be timberwolves.

    “Then they were trapped, not likely shot,” I replied. Were were coming from our place in the bush. There are really only two good times to walk in the bush. Early Spring and late Fall. Early Spring before the black flies hatch, and late Fall before the snow comes and after the hunters leave. Your chances of getting shot are less except for poachers. We had gone to do a cursory tree inventory. Further down the road we passed a property that had recently been turned into some kind of commercial operation. From the clearing and large equipment it looked like a new sand pit.

    “I wonder if you can make your own town,” he asked.
    “You’re better off buying one. They’re for sale if you look, you know. Usually abandoned mining towns.” From there we talked about how his grandfather had started out as a miner up north. I described the harsh life and conditions as they had been described to me. Sixteen hour shifts underground in nickel, copper and uranium mines his grandfather had toiled, eager to make something of himself. Building and selling houses in his spare time. Yes, spare time. I was describing a time, place and breed very far away.

    I stumbled on this one-hour documentary this morning. Of course, it goes a bit woke near the end, but not so badly. Something tells me the coming commodity boom will breath new life into this place, which whispers like a ghost, but with only one foot in the grave.

    https://youtu.be/fI_Xg7kIsuQ

    • In Qatar, the World Got a Rare Glimpse of Israel’s Existence Amidst a Sea of Hostility

      Even though neither Israel nor Palestine is playing in the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar, Israeli fans and reporters were met with a climate of hostility and anger that forced many of them to return to Israel. While not covered in the Western media, nearly all Israeli reporters and journalists were the subject of public humiliation, hostility, and threats. Those who have been following the story got a rare glimpse of the Israeli reality of living amidst a sea of absolute rejection and hostility.…

      Pro-Palestinian activists and Palestinian media picked up these stories in the most celebratory ways, making video compilations and using them to prove that the Abraham Accords never represented the true opinion of most Arabs. Many of them, including sympathetic Western observers, used them to bolster the claim that the Palestinian cause pretty much remains the unifying cause of all the Arabs.

      But while a first emotional impression might indicate such a possibility, this is more of a propagandistic depiction of reality than the truth. All such incidents, including the hysterical waving of Palestinian flags by many Arab fans, were utterly ignored by Emirati, Saudi, and Bahraini media outlets…

      https://emetonline.org/in-qatar-the-world-got-a-rare-glimpse-of-israels-existence-amidst-a-sea-of-hostility/

    • #antizionistnotantisemite: “We will eat the flesh of the Jew”

      Omani soccer fan at World Cup: “For us, these are not just slogans. If a leader will come and open the borders for us, we will go and eat the flesh of the Jew (adds visual demonstration)”

      https://t.me/englishabuali/8162
      https://twitter.com/imshin/status/1601995978068099072

      Oman is a moderate tardish state, one of our partners in peace. Inbred and moronic tribe of pirates.
      ======
      Died suddenly? Qatar ? Sodom! Alhamdulillah!

      MEMRI @MEMRIReports

      Qatari Sociologist Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazraj Al-Ansari Celebrates Death of U.S. Journalist Grant Wahl at Qatar World Cup: He Was the King of the Sissies; I’m Going to Party Tonight Over That Dead Pig’s Corpse #Qatar2022 #GrantWahl #Wahl #FIFAWorldCup #FIFAWorldCup2022

      https://twitter.com/MEMRIReports/status/1601942505586556928

  2. You Realize…[Joe Biden]…Was a Lifelong Criminal…There Are 50-60 Crimes Outlined There…I’m Not Saying that Lightly” – Rudy Giuliani on Joe Biden After Uncovering Hunter’s Laptop
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 12, 2022 at 8:45am
    Comment

    Rudy Giuliani was on with Newsmax this weekend and based on his review of the Hunter laptop in 2019, he knew Joe Biden was “a Lifelong criminal”. We all do now thanks to Rudy.

    Rudi Giuliani was on with Newsmax over the weekend where he discussed Hunter’s laptop. He made some noticeable remarks as he went through his efforts to get the word out on Hunter’s laptop.

    Even former Trump administration Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was involved in burying the story on Joe Biden, Russia, Ukraine, and Hunter Biden’s laptop — which altered elections and skirted free speech and the law — former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Newsmax.

    “I had this whole thing – let’s say half of it; certainly enough to prosecute — in 2019,” Giuliani told “Saturday Report,” saying he was waking up every morning thinking about how to reveal it all to Americans, including sharing the information with TV host Sean Hannity, Just the News’ John Solomon, and even Pompeo. “I gave it to Hannity in early 2019, then to John Solomon, then to Mike Pompeo, who also buried it.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/realize-joe-biden-lifelong-criminal-50-60-crimes-outlined-not-saying-lightly-rudy-giuliani-joe-biden-uncovering-hunters-laptop/

  3. Who’s Paying for This? Mexican Police Escort 20 Buses of Illegal Aliens and Drops Them Off at US Border in Juarez (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 12, 2022 at 9:15am
    22 Comments

    Who’s paying for this?

    Is the invasion funded by our tax-payer dollars?

    Are Joe Biden and Democrats giving US dollars to leftist organizations and NGOs to facilitate the invasion across the open US southern border?

    FOX News reporter Bill Melugin released video on Monday of 20 Mexican buses transporting illegal aliens to the US border in Juarez where they are dropped off.

    Bill Melugin reported, “How did this caravan get there? It was bused in. Take a look at this video our team shot yesterday in Ciudad, Juarez. Watching as 20 of these migrant buses received a Mexican police escort and were bused into Ciudad, Juarez. And they were all dropped off at local shelters and NGOs. Well the migrants didn’t stay at those shelters they immediately walked down to the border, walked down to the river, and they crossed illegally en masse.”

    The invasion of America is an organized and highly funded operation.

    So will Republicans do anything about this? Or will they cower from the liberal press and allow this to continue?
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/paying-mexican-police-escort-20-buses-illegal-aliens-drops-off-us-border-juarez-video/

    • Comment here on video of crossing the wide gutter that separates the twin cities of Juarez and El Paso
      https://twitter.com/taztheglider/status/1602304944123613186
      Maybe Marthas vineyard could send down a few box lunches for them?
      ——-
      My impression is that most people are happy to bear the tax expense of importing unemployed, uneducated immigrants who arrive with a smuggler’s debt to pay. I don’t unerstand the eagerness to foot the bill, but I see the election outcomes and the grants that local governments provide to nonprofits

      • No most people aren’t eager to foot the bill. They get their news from the Legacy Media and don’t realize the seriousness of the problem.

  4. Argentine data expert Fernando Cerimedo gave a worldwide presentation on the anomalies in the Brazilian presidential election. While there is no direct proof of fraud, the statistical anomalies are so egregious to demand a thorough investigation.

    In his original report on Nov. 4. Cerimedo pointed out the discrepancies between pre-2020 voting machines and 2020 voting machines, which have internal memory and are auditable.

    the 2020 machines, Jair Bolsonaro won the election 51.04% to 48.96% for Lula da Silva. In the non-auditable pre-2020 machines, Lula won 52.39% to 47.61% for Bolsonaro – even in the very same regions and cities

    These results were based on the publicly available data of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) from Oct. 31.

    “One hour after we presented our results on Nov. 4, the TSE site was taken down. No one knows what happened. At 11 pm, there was an update. All documents received an update at 7 pm. When it went live again, entire sections were erased from the database.”

    This was an attack not only on Brazil, but on democracy. Does the TSE really think we are so stupid? You cannot modify the data from the ballot boxes.”

    “Justice is rigged,” Cerimedo said.

    “In 2014 the company in charge of the elections, Smartmatic had access to the transmission of data,” Cerimedo said. The leftist party PSBD complained that “Smartmatic can interfere with our election process” in 2014.

    The same was possible 2022, when US company Oracle ran the election machines, Cerimedo said. “If external sources can interfere with the election process, the election cannot be verified… I hope the US Securities and Exchange Commission sees this.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/justice-rigged-brazil-election-breakdown-officials-shut-website-remove-evidence-exposed/

    • BRASILIA – DEC 12 2022 –

      twitter @VeraMaiaSantos1

      Indians are setting fire to the streets in Brasília, after the arrest of the Xavante Indian Cacique Tsererê who was beaten by security guards for not accepting Mr. Luis Inácio Lula da Silva as president.
      PF arrested him at the exit of Palácio da Alvorada.

      https://twitter.com/VeraMaiaSantos1/status/1602455075888287745

      =================================

      twitter @PatiValency

      Chief Xavante Tserere HAS JUST BEEN ARRESTED by the Federal Police by order of Alexandre de Moraes in front of the Alvorada Palace – President’s Residence.

      https://twitter.com/PatiValency/status/1602454512089939968
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      twitter @realpfigueiredo

      Cacique Xavante Tserere ACABA DE SER PRESO pela Polícia Federal por ordem de Alexandre de Moraes em frente ao Palácio do Alvorada – residência do Presidente da República!

      Uma afronta direta ao presidente e uma escalada da crise entre os poderes que vive o país.

      https://twitter.com/realpfigueiredo/status/1602432059733049350

      ==================================
      twitter @verinha_lucia17

      Indios estão incendiando as ruas em Brasília, após prisão do índio Xavante Cacique Tsererê. PF o prendeu na saída do Palácio da Alvorada.

      + 2min 09 video

      https://twitter.com/verinha_lucia17/status/1602450927121743872

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    • DEC 12 2022 – BRASIL – SUPREMO TRIBUNAL FEDERAL

      Ministro determina prisão de indígena envolvido em protestos antidemocráticos

      A pedido da PGR, o ministro Alexandre de Moraes decretou a prisão temporária, por 10 dias, do indígena José Acácio Serere Xavante, em razão de indícios de prática dos crimes de ameaça, perseguição e abolição violenta do Estado Democrático de Direito.

      A pedido da Procuradoria-Geral da República, o ministro Alexandre de Moraes, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), determinou a prisão temporária de José Acácio Serere Xavante, pelo prazo inicial de dez dias, pela suposta prática de condutas ilícitas em atos antidemocráticos. A decisão, tomada na Petição (PET) 10764, se fundamentou na necessidade de garantia da ordem pública, diante dos indícios, nos autos, da prática dos crimes de ameaça, perseguição e abolição violenta do Estado Democrático de Direito, previstos no Código Penal.

      Manifestações

      Segundo a Polícia Federal (PF), Serere Xavante teria realizado manifestações de cunho antidemocrático em diversos locais de Brasília (DF), notadamente em frente ao Congresso Nacional, no Aeroporto Internacional de Brasília (onde invadiram a área de embarque), no centro de compras Park Shopping, na Esplanada dos Ministérios (por ocasião da cerimônia de troca da bandeira nacional e em outros momentos) e em frente ao hotel onde estão hospedados o presidente e o vice-presidente da República eleitos.

      Ao pedir a prisão temporária, a PGR disse que ele vem se utilizando da sua posição de cacique do Povo Xavante para arregimentar indígenas e não indígenas para cometer crimes, mediante a ameaça de agressão e perseguição do presidente eleito Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva e dos ministros do STF Alexandre de Moraes e Luís Roberto Barroso. “A manifestação, em tese, criminosa e antidemocrática, revestiu-se do claro intuito de instigar a população a tentar, com emprego de violência ou grave ameaça, abolir o Estado Democrático de Direito, impedindo a posse do presidente e do vice-presidente da República eleitos”, registrou a PGR.

      Ameaças

      Ao examinar o pedido da PGR, o ministro Alexandre ressaltou que as condutas do investigado, amplamente noticiadas na imprensa e divulgadas nas redes sociais, se revestem de agudo grau de gravidade e revelam os riscos decorrentes da sua manutenção em liberdade, uma vez que Serere Xavante convocou expressamente pessoas armadas para impedir a diplomação dos eleitos. “A restrição da liberdade do investigado, com a decretação da prisão temporária, é a única medida capaz de garantir a higidez da investigação”, afirmou.

      https://portal.stf.jus.br/noticias/verNoticiaDetalhe.asp?idConteudo=498946&ori=1

      =====================================

  5. Gave It to Hannity in 2019, then John Solomon… Who Also Buried It” – Rudy Giuliani Names Names of Those Who Ignored the Hunter Laptop Story (VIDEO)
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 12, 2022 at 8:45am
    188 Comments

    Rudy Giuliani was on with Newsmax this weekend and based on his review of the Hunter laptop in 2019, he knew Joe Biden was “a lifelong criminal”. We all do now thanks to Rudy.

    Rudi Giuliani was on with Newsmax over the weekend where he discussed Hunter’s laptop. He made some remarkable statements as he went through his efforts to get the word out on Hunter’s laptop.

    Even former Trump administration Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was involved in burying the story on Joe Biden, Russia, Ukraine, and Hunter Biden’s laptop — which altered elections and skirted free speech and the law — former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Newsmax.

    “I had this whole thing – let’s say half of it; certainly enough to prosecute — in 2019,” Giuliani told “Saturday Report,” saying he was waking up every morning thinking about how to reveal it all to Americans, including sharing the information with TV host Sean Hannity, Just the News’ John Solomon, and even Pompeo. “I gave it to Hannity in early 2019, then to John Solomon, then to Mike Pompeo, who also buried it.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/realize-joe-biden-lifelong-criminal-50-60-crimes-outlined-not-saying-lightly-rudy-giuliani-joe-biden-uncovering-hunters-laptop/

  6. In March 2019, the most well-known member of Congress was also one of its newest: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). She had not yet been elected officially when, in October 2018, she was featured in glowing articles for the posh lifestyle magazines Vogue and Vanity Fair. Representing a district straddling parts of the Bronx and Queens, AOC is now well-known for her impassioned rants both from the House floor and from her Instagram feed, where she pontificates from her tony D.C. condo on behalf of illegal immigrants (such as DACA applicants and ICE detainees) and the fight for a $15 minimum wage.

    Her antics have earned her admiration from supporters, but she has also earned the mockery of her opponents, notably after she was pictured crying against a chain link fence outside an ICE facility, out of sight of the detainees. Now reelected to her third term, could Ocasio-Cortez have graduated from the work of advocating on behalf of illegal immigrants to now employing them

    According to Laura Bejder Jensen, a Danish graduate student in journalism writing for the Columbia School of Journalism’s online news website and The Good Men Project, a media outlet affiliated with Salon, that might be the case.

    Setting out to look at the lives of day laborers, Jensen came across a group of women from Central America who gather each day at the same street corner in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg to await employment for the day. They tell stories of adverse pay and working conditions, most of them avoiding giving their full names—except for one.

    Merced Aguilar is described as a Mexican immigrant who has been able to land steady employment with the same clients. One of them is “U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign office in the Bronx.

    https://amgreatness.com/2022/12/11/is-this-squad-members-office-committing-a-federal-crime/

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    Showdown in Arizona: Will Kari Lake Prevail in Her Election Lawsuit?
    By Daniel R. Street
    When the win forecast in pre-election polling for Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake did not materialize on Election Day, the tabulator and printer issues in Maricopa County were widely believed to be the culprit. These widespread issues in Maricopa County were expected to form much of the basis of the Lake campaign’s anticipated challenge to the election, though what additional claims form the basis of the suit was anyone’s guess. The suspense ended on December 9, 2022, when Lake filed her formal election contest in Maricopa County Superior Court. The issues raised with the 2022 Arizona elections are far more extensive, and troublesome, than the tabulator/printer issues alone.

    A basic understanding of the litigation, the claims, and the applicable law will inform readers. Election contests in Arizona are governed by Article 13 of Title 16 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. ARS §16-672 deals specifically with contests of state elections. This statute sets forth multiple grounds for challenges to state elections, including misconduct of election boards or officers involved in the canvass, illegal votes, and erroneous count of votes, among others. The challenge filed by Lake implicates several of these provisions. While the election contest suit itself totals 70 pages, the fundamental claims may be distilled down to a handful of major issues.

    Misconduct and Illegal Votes

    The election contest alleges that several separate actions or omissions on the part of elections officials constitute “misconduct” within the meaning of the Arizona statute. The suit also alleges that multiple categories of illegal votes were erroneously included in the canvass. Finally, the suit alleges Federal Equal Protection and Due Process violations.

    Among the claims made in the suit:

    (1) The tabulator and printer errors encountered by Election Day voters in Maricopa County were far more widespread than the county claimed, causing extraordinarily long wait times at vote centers all over the county, resulting in disenfranchisement of in-person voters who favored Lake by a 3-to-1 margin. The allegations are based, in part, on declarations of numerous poll-watchers, Maricopa election workers, voters, RNC “roving” attorneys, and an expert affidavit from Rich Baris. The number of disenfranchised voters is alleged to be substantially in excess of the 17,000-vote margin separating Lake and Hobbs.

    (2) The tabulators and printers used in Maricopa are claimed to be uncertified in violation of ARS §16-442 (which requires the equipment to be certified and in compliance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002), based on the declaration of cyber-expert Clay Parikh, who spent nine years performing security tests on vendor voting systems for the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission. Parikh is also of the opinion that the widespread nature of the tabulator and printer problems in Maricopa is such that the problems could not arise “absent intentional misconduct.”

    (3) many of the voters who encountered the tabulator or printer “malfunctions” on Election Day were prompted to place their ballots in “Door 3,” which was for uncounted ballots. According to the Maricopa County Election Procedure Training Manual, the Door 1 & 2 ballots (which were counted by the tabulators already) were supposed to be separated from the Door 3 uncounted ballots and transported separately. Some of the “Door 3” uncounted ballots, however, were mixed in or commingled with counted ballots. These errors allegedly deprived thousands of voters of their votes and resulted in double-votes.

    (4) The Maricopa County elections officials failed to adhere to the signature verification requirements of ARS §16-550 with respect to early ballots. The suit alleges grave errors in the process, based on Maricopa County elections workers who were involved. Election workers attest that 35–40% of signatures were being rejected, only for the ballots to be “re-reviewed” multiple times by individual workers, without oversight, who routinely approved the signatures. (If these unsupervised, standardless signature approvals are proved at trial, the potential for federal equal protection violations looms. See Bush v. Gore.) The suit also contends that a third-party contractor called “Star Center” handled ballot “curing” without any oversight or observation.

    (5) The Maricopa County officials failed to generate and maintain the chain-of-custody (COC) documentation required for drop box votes. The COC requirements were mandated by ARS §16-621(E) and by the 2019 Elections Procedure Manual, at pages 61–62 (the 2019 manual applied because of disagreement between the state A.G. and SOS Hobbs and litigation over the 2022 manual). These issues stem from Maricopa County’s use of a third-party contractor called Runbeck, which scanned the early ballots to obtain electronic images of the signatures. The suit alleges that Maricopa County could not produce COC documentation for nearly 300,000 early ballots. The claims are based on Maricopa County’s responses to public records requests made by the Lake campaign, as well as declarations from a Runbeck employee and election-observers.

    (6) The suit further alleges First Amendment violations and conflicts of interest against secretary of state Katie Hobbs and Maricopa official Stephen Richer. Secretary Hobbs apparently worked with social media companies to suppress the free speech of those with opposing political viewpoints, while Richer started a political action committee to work with NeverTrump-type candidates and other PACs opposed to Lake specifically.

    The election contest filed by Kari Lake also pleads federal claims, including equal protection, substantive due process, and procedural due process violations. The primary issues delineated above form the basis of the federal claims as well.

    The suit contains many more details pertaining to each of the claims outlined above, as well as additional claims and contentions omitted from this article. Take the time to read the entire formal election contest. The petition also includes detailed descriptions of the ways to vote in Arizona and of the vote-counting process and is worth a read.

    The Requested Remedies

    Kari Lake’s election contest suit seeks several different forms of relief. Specifically, Lake requests the ability to inspect all ballot signature envelopes and to conduct a “root cause analysis and forensic examination” of the tabulator-printer issues. The suit requests that all invalid ballots and types of ballots be stricken outright or on a pro-rata basis and that Lake be declared the winner or a new election held. If a new election is held, Lake requests that Secretary Hobbs and county recorder Richer be prohibited from oversight of it.

    The pro-rata reduction request warrants explanation. In a case called Huggins v. Superior Court, the Arizona Supreme Court adopted a “pro-rata” reduction approach when illegal votes are cast in an election. The illegal votes are backed out proportionally to the votes received by each candidate. Here, Lake’s campaign challenges only drop box and early mail votes as illegal and will, undoubtedly, request that the pro-rata reduction apply in the proportion to which early votes were cast (which will cost Hobbs the election). In the Huggins case, however, the Arizona Supreme Court specifically reserved the question of what to do “when proration would change the election result.” Thus, the proper remedy in the event that Lake wins her election contest is simply not clear.

    Election contests are never easy, and this one is no exception. The claims made here are serious. The evidence already gathered and compiled is substantial, with more undoubtedly being gathered every day. The parties will slug it out in court. Arizona is not the Wild West anymore, but this litigation is about as close to the gunfight at the OK Corral as we are likely to get in these times. Stay tuned.

    Daniel R. Street is an attorney with over 25 years of litigation experience. He is the author of the Fake News Exposed about Trump book series. Check out his website at danielrstreet.com.

    or observation.

    (5) The Maricopa County officials failed to generate and maintain the chain-of-custody (COC) documentation required for drop box votes. The COC requirements were mandated by ARS §16-621(E) and by the 2019 Elections Procedure Manual, at pages 61–62 (the 2019 manual applied because of disagreement between the state A.G. and SOS Hobbs and litigation over the 2022 manual). These issues stem from Maricopa County’s use of a third-party contractor called Runbeck, which scanned the early ballots to obtain electronic images of the signatures. The suit alleges that Maricopa County could not produce COC documentation for nearly 300,000 early ballots. The claims are based on Maricopa County’s responses to public records requests made by the Lake campaign, as well as declarations from a Runbeck employee and election-observers.

    (6) The suit further alleges First Amendment violations and conflicts of interest against secretary of state Katie Hobbs and Maricopa official Stephen Richer. Secretary Hobbs apparently worked with social media companies to suppress the free speech of those with opposing political viewpoints, while Richer started a political action committee to work with NeverTrump-type candidates and other PACs opposed to Lake specifically.

    The election contest filed by Kari Lake also pleads federal claims, including equal protection, substantive due process, and procedural due process violations. The primary issues delineated above form the basis of the federal claims as well.

    The suit contains many more details pertaining to each of the claims outlined above, as well as additional claims and contentions omitted from this article. Take the time to read the entire formal election contest. The petition also includes detailed descriptions of the ways to vote in Arizona and of the vote-counting process and is worth a read.

    The Requested Remedies

    Kari Lake’s election contest suit seeks several different forms of relief. Specifically, Lake requests the ability to inspect all ballot signature envelopes and to conduct a “root cause analysis and forensic examination” of the tabulator-printer issues. The suit requests that all invalid ballots and types of ballots be stricken outright or on a pro-rata basis and that Lake be declared the winner or a new election held. If a new election is held, Lake requests that Secretary Hobbs and county recorder Richer be prohibited from oversight of it.

    The pro-rata reduction request warrants explanation. In a case called Huggins v. Superior Court, the Arizona Supreme Court adopted a “pro-rata” reduction approach when illegal votes are cast in an election. The illegal votes are backed out proportionally to the votes received by each candidate. Here, Lake’s campaign challenges only drop box and early mail votes as illegal and will, undoubtedly, request that the pro-rata reduction apply in the proportion to which early votes were cast (which will cost Hobbs the election). In the Huggins case, however, the Arizona Supreme Court specifically reserved the question of what to do “when proration would change the election result.” Thus, the proper remedy in the event that Lake wins her election contest is simply not clear.

    Election contests are never easy, and this one is no exception. The claims made here are serious. The evidence already gathered and compiled is substantial, with more undoubtedly being gathered every day. The parties will slug it out in court. Arizona is not the Wild West anymore, but this litigation is about as close to the gunfight at the OK Corral as we are likely to get in these times. Stay tuned.

    Daniel R. Street is an attorney with over 25 years of litigation experience. He is the author of the Fake News Exposed about Trump book series. Check out his website at danielrstreet.com.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/12/showdown_in_arizona_will_kari_lake_prevail_in_her_election_lawsuit.html

  8. TURKEY – Child abuse case stirs outrage

    Politicians from the ruling AKP issued strong reactions successively over a lawsuit filed by a 24-year-old woman alleging that she was forcibly married at the age of six by her sect leader father with a sect member.

    […] H.K.G. alleged that she was sexually abused for years in her childhood, and she realized this fact when she was grown up.

    […]The “marriage at age of six” case came to the country’s agenda when a daily published the allegations, saying that H.K.G. became a mother at the age of 17 and legally tied the knot at the age of 18.

    Presenting her “engagement photos at the age of six” to the court. H.K.G. opened a sexual lawsuit in 2021 after her legal divorce.

    […]Upon H.K.G.’s complaints, an Istanbul prosecutor prepared his indictment on Oct. 30, asking for 27-year-jail-terms for both her father and mother.

    https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/child-abuse-case-stirs-outrage-179182

  9. REMINDER: Barack Obama with the Help of Some RINOs Passed a Law to Make It Legal for Government to Propagandize the American People
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 12, 2022 at 10:00am
    262 Comments

    Barack Obama put in place many laws that changed America for the worse. If he couldn’t change the law then he just did it anyways.

    Barack Obama changed America during his time in office in ways that were intended to destroy this great country. When he couldn’t legally change things then he just did it anyways. Opening the US border is an example of this.

    In other ways, Obama worked with RINOs in Congress to get things through.

    Back in 2013, Obama changed the law that made it legal to propagandize Americans. He was able to do this with the help of GOP RINOs.

    Ben Swan shared this in 2018 in his Reality Check.

    Obama did this through – H.R.5736 – Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012.

    This insane piece of legislature was
    backed by GOP Members in the House and Senate. Representative Mac Thornberry from Texas helped sponsor the bill. He was from one of the most conservative districts in the country.

    In May 2022 the Libertarian Institute reported on this act.

    It is also true, however, that in 2013 President Barack Obama signed into law the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act (H.R. 5736), making it legal for government-produced media—such as was broadcast overseas by Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other outlets throughout the Cold War—to be directed toward U.S. citizens themselves. Needless to say, such government-penned narratives spin the news so as to reflect favorably upon the United States. To understand the sheer power of the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act, it suffices to do a quick Google of the name of this piece of legislation to see how it has generated a logical quandary befitting of Orwell’s Nineteen Eigthy-Four. For if it is true that the American people are being propagandized by the U.S. government through its control of the major media outlets and tech giants, then any assertion to that effect will be countered—and ultimately defeated—by yet more government propaganda.

    The fact that the complete negation of the original Smith-Mundt Act was deceptively labeled the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act marked the first stage in what might be termed the Orwellian turn. Unsurprisingly, a lengthy list of articles calling out the alleged piece of “disinformation” that “Barack Obama legalized government propaganda against citizens” appears at the top of the Google search results. Among the critics who warned about the new Act was now-deceased investigative journalist Michael Hastings, who also, it is worth mentioning, expressed concern about the dangerous influence of the Pentagon’s “public relations” wing, which already by
    employed 27,000 persons full-time as war marketeers. A number of other notable figures who sounded alarms about the dangers of government propaganda and overreach are now dead, imprisoned, or living in exile.

    The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 (signed into law as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013) arguably set the United States on the path toward the erection of a full-fledged Ministry of Truth and the consequent shrinking of citizens’ liberty. Only time will tell whether this piece of legislation alone will suffice, as deployed by the new Disinformation Governance Board, to strip citizens of their First Amendment right to free speech when they attempt to reject the first premises of the DGB itself. If so, then Barack Obama will bear primary responsibility for the totalitarian system to ensue, whatever his intentions may have been.

    For with the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act already in place, there are only two short steps to the complete squelching of dissent. First, the government controls the media through injecting many pro-government texts into the marketplace of ideas. This is obviously already being done, and has been unabashedly pursued since the ratification of the Act. (To dispel any doubts that this is happening, it suffices to turn on the mainstream network news.) Second, among the government-promoted ideas will now be the claim that the newly established Disinformation Governance Board does not violate the Constitution of the United States. Once lawmakers have been persuaded to believe this, then the DGB will have the power to eliminate what they themselves have identified as disinformation, including the very claim that the DGB is illegitimate. After that will follow the censorship of the texts of anyone who disagrees with the government and, ultimately, the criminalization of those who “persist” in promulgating ideas deemed “threatening” by the powers that be. The danger of all of this to free people is very real, as the plight of whistleblowers in recent years has already revealed.

    Tyranny is when the government pushes propaganda on its people. We are seeing it today.

    (BTW our understanding per a discussion with one experienced attorney is that this act has no effect on the Communications Decency Act Section 230.)

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/reminder-barack-obama-help-rinos-passed-law-make-legal-government-propagandize-american-people/

  10. Cooking the Books: Why Republicans Always Come up Short
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 12, 2022 at 10:15am
    144 Comments

    Elections, like corporations, have books everyone can see to make an election or investment decision.

    Corporations have a cash flow report, balance sheet, income statement, and the supporting material needed to properly inform an investor. If these don’t match, hundreds of Wall Street types immediately pick up on it. It is possible to make a bad investment decision, but if a company publishes deliberately false financials, the CEO and CFO visit the clink.

    Remember Sarbanes-Oxley? You can bet every public company CEO does.

    Election records begin with the voter registry.

    A voter, candidate, election official or a curious person with too much time on their hands can review these. They are usually available to candidates and political parties; sometimes costing thousands of dollars — sometimes free. Depends on the state.

    Republicans don’t understand there are two sets of books. One set we just noted – election rolls — everyone sees.

    The hidden set of books contains the ballot and phantom and address inventory.

    These three ingredients win elections.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/cooking-books-republicans-always-come-short/

  11. We Need to Nail Down Every Elected Republican and Ask Them Where They Stand on the 2022 Election!” – Kari Lake Calls Out Republicans and Throws Down the Gauntlet (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 12, 2022 at 11:15am
    107 Comments

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake joined Steve Bannon on The War Room on Monday. This was after her team filed a historic lawsuit against Maricopa County and their actions cheating the voters of Arizona out of a legitimate election.

    As The Gateway Pundit has reported, the 70-page lawsuit lays out several arguments that prove the election was uncertifiable and illegitimate.

    On Monday Kari Lake threw down the gauntlet, telling the War Room audience, “I think we need to nail down every elected Republican and ask them where they stand on the 2022 election. And ask them if they’ve read this lawsuit. And do they stand with me and the voters of Arizona in fighting this election? Or do they not? That’s really important

    Enough is enough! It is way past time for the GOP elites to get their heads and hearts into the game. The future of our country is at stake. Where do you stand

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/need-nail-every-elected-republican-ask-stand-2022-election-kari-lake-calls-republicans-throws-gauntlet-video/

    • BREAKING: Maricopa County Kept a GOP Heat Map of Expected Voters Hanging on Their Wall – Then 84 PERCENT of Voting Centers with Machine Problems on Election Day were in DEEP RED DISTRICTS!
      By Jim Hoft
      Published December 12, 2022 at 12:35pm
      138 Comments

      Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC) run by Kari Lake-hating operative Stephen Richer kept a GOP heat map on its wall before the 2022 election.

      The dark red areas of Republican voters just happened to include the voting centers where the tabulators and printers were not working on Election Day.

      Advertisement – story continues

      Check Out These Numbers— The voter centers without working machines:
      59 were in solid red districts
      2 were in lean red districts
      4 were in lean blue districts
      5 were in solid blue districts.

      17 out of 20 (84 percent) voting centers with machine problems were in DEEP RED DISTRICTS!

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/richard-baris-maricopa-county-kept-gop-heat-map-expected-voters-hanging-wall-voting-centers-heavy-gop-areas-just-happened-election-day/

    • TEN Key Points From Kari Lake’s DEVASTATING Lawsuit Detailing Massive Failures On Election Day In Maricopa County
      By Jordan Conradson
      Published December 12, 2022 at 2:50pm
      52 Comments

      Kari Lake put out a press release today highlighting key points from the lawsuit she filed on Friday, seeking to nullify and overturn the election or hold a new election free from conflicts of interest.

      Judge Peter Thompson, appointed in September 2010 by Gov. Jan Brewer, will rule on this case.

      The process for an election contest is a very fast-moving pace. Under statute, we’re supposed to have a trial within ten days,” Attorney Kurt Olsen told The Gateway Pundit. Olsen further told us they may hear back early this week from the court.
      Lake’s legal team demands the following relief.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/ten-key-points-kari-lakes-devastating-lawsuit-detailing-massive-failures-election-day-maricopa-county/

  12. Pete Buttigieg Often Flies on Taxpayer-Funded Private Jets While Telling Americans to Make Sacrifices in the Name of Climate Change
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 12, 2022 at 11:35am
    119 Comments

    Stolen elections have consequences.

    Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has taken at least 18 flights on private jets all paid for by US taxpayers.

    Recall, Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was forced to resign after taking 26 private flights in 2017.

    Pete Buttigieg flies on private jets while lecturing Americans on the virtues of making sacrifices in the name of climate change.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/pete-buttigieg-often-flies-taxpayer-funded-private-jets-telling-americans-make-sacrifices-name-climate-change/

  13. Rand Paul: “Republicans Are Not Perfect. But Are Not Pushing Your Child To Have Surgery To Remove Their Genitalia”
    Tyler Durden’s Photo
    BY TYLER DURDEN
    MONDAY, DEC 12, 2022 – 11:25 AM
    Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,

    Senator Rand Paul warned Friday that under Democratic government young people in America are falling prey to a rapidly worsening mental health crisis.

    In an appearance on The Ingraham Angle, Paul raised the issue of doctors carrying out transgender surgeries on children, and the propaganda that has prompted a massive increase in Americans feeling they do not have the ‘right’ body.

    “Who is responsible for telling a four-year-old that we need to talk about their gender and whether they’re in the appropriate body?” Paul asked.

    “Who’s talking about giving picture books to six-year-olds with illustrations of surgery to remove their genitalia?” the Senator continued.

    “It’s Democrat politicians and woke left-wing people,” Paul asserted.

    “There’s not one Republican — look, Republicans are not perfect. But Republicans are not pushing your child to have surgery to remove their genitalia as early as elementary school. No Republican is pushing this,” Paul reiterated.

    Transgender Health Secretary Says Biden White House Will “Empower” Children to Get Puberty Blockers, Sex Change Surgery
    Watch: Planned Parenthood Cartoon Touts Puberty Blockers For Children
    “These are crazy left-wing Democrats. It was also crazy left-wing Democrats who were for the lockdown across America,” Paul continued.

    “There’s no secret who was involved with the lockdowns, and they have had an impact,” Paul also noted, adding that three months into the pandemic when it became clear that children were not becoming seriously ill from COVID he advocated reopening schools.

    In the same interview, Paul commented on the disturbing threats that emerged last week toward him and school children in Kentucky, noting that he has urged the FBI to “leave no stone unturned,” to prevent another potential mass shooting.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/rand-paul-republicans-are-not-perfect-are-not-pushing-your-child-have-surgery-remove

  14. Kosovo Urges NATO Intervention As Serbia Border Tensions Explode, Gunfire Exchanged
    Tyler Durden’s Photo
    BY TYLER DURDEN
    MONDAY, DEC 12, 2022 – 09:25 AM
    Kosovo is urging NATO intervention after weekend border tensions with Serbia have exploded into clashes, resulting in rare exchanges of gunfire at the border. Serbians starting days ago began setting up barricades on main roads along the Kosovo-Serbia border, creating gridlock and chaos in the northern Kosovo region.

    For months there have been on-and-off clashes between Kosovar police and what Kosovo’s prime minister Albin Kurti has called “criminal gangs” of Serb nationals who are seeking to restrict “freedom of movement”. Central to the conflict is Kosovo’s enforcement of a hugely controversial law banning Serbian license plates on vehicles.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/kosovo-urges-nato-intervention-serbia-border-tensions-explode-gunfire-exchanged

    (Richard: The Serbs consider the Kosovo region to he their historical homeland. After the breakup of Yugoslavia Europe/NATO forced them out of that region. Now the US is weak, Europe is going broke and NATO is tied up is Ukraine. The Serbs think this is the perfect time to seize control of Kosovo.

    Historical note: During WWII the Communist intercepted all of the supplies to the non communist resistance to the Nazi’s and attacked them all the time. This forced the non communists to join the Nazi’s in an attempt to stay alive.)

  15. Qatari journalist ‘dies suddenly’ at World Cup, shortly after Grant Wahl’s death
    By Yaron Steinbuch
    December 12, 2022 7:52am Updated

    The circumstances of al-Misslam’s death were unclear but the announcement was made on the same day that a security guard was seriously injured when he fell at Lusail Iconic Stadium, the Guardian reported.

    The guard — who is reportedly a migrant worker — fell about 2 a.m. local time Saturday after the quarter-final game between Argentina and the Netherlands

    https://nypost.com/2022/12/12/journalist-khalid-al-misslam-dies-at-world-cup-after-grant-wahls-death/

  16. Yoel Roth, ‘Gay Data,’ and Child Exploitation on Twitter
    Did the former head of trust and safety’s views on underage sex influence Twitter’s content moderation policies?

    On Friday, Elon Musk revealed that Twitter had “refused to take action on child exploitation for years.” His comments came in response to news that Anne Collier, Eirliani Abdul Rahman, and Lesley Podesta—Democrat operative John Podesta’s niece—resigned from Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council. That rubbed ex-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey the wrong way, who flatly replied to Musk: “this is false.”

    Musk, in turn, dressed down Dorsey. He responded that when Ella Irwin, who now leads trust and safety, “joined Twitter earlier this year, almost no one was working on child safety.” Musk also noted that Ned Segal and Parag Agrawal, who briefly served as Twitter CEO after Dorsey resigned, rejected Irwin’s request for more resources to tackle the issue. Musk swiftly fired Segal and Agrawal after taking over the company and made it a “top priority immediately,” he said

    But the story took an even stranger turn when it came to light that Yoel Roth, the former head of trust and safety, appears to have, let us say, “progressive” views of what constitutes appropriate relations between adults and minors. Some people, like human trafficking survivor advocate Eliza Bleu, have suggested that this might explain why Twitter has been unwilling or unable to combat things like child sexual exploitation on the platform.

    In his doctoral dissertation, entitled “Gay Data,” Roth argued that minors should have access to Grindr, an app that enables gay men to instantly pinpoint each other using GPS technology. “Make no mistake,” as Vice News colorfully put it, “Grindr is more about hooking up than dating. It’s basically a 24/7 merry-go-round of sex in your immediate locale and uses geolocation to provide an approximate location of the closest users to serve up on the ‘Nearby’ grid.” Roth, who is gay, noted in his paper that he was “documenting and analyzing my own use of these services

    As of December 11, Roth’s dissertation has been withdrawn from the University of Pennsylvania’s website. However, it is still available to readers through the Wayback Machine.

    While gay youth-oriented chat rooms and social networking services were available in the early 2000s, these services have largely fallen by the wayside, in favor of general-purpose platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. Perhaps this is truly representative of an increasingly absent demand among young adults for networked spaces to engage with peers about their sexuality; but it’s worth considering how, if at all, the current generation of popular sites of gay networked sociability might fit into an overall queer social landscape that increasingly includes individuals under the age of 18. Even with the service’s extensive content management, Grindr may well be too lewd or too hook-up-oriented to be a safe and age-appropriate resource for teenagers; but the fact that people under 18 are on these services already indicates that we can’t readily dismiss these platforms out of hand as loci for queer youth culture. Rather than merely trying to absolve themselves of legal responsibility or, worse, trying to drive out teenagers entirely, service providers should instead focus on crafting safety strategies that can accommodate a wide variety of use cases for platforms like Grindr—including, possibly, their role in safely connecting queer young adults.

    Musk himself highlighted this part of Roth’s paper on Twitter. But he missed or didn’t draw out an important detail: Roth named Twitter as a platform that had become—and presumably, should remain—a “general-purpose” site for “connecting queer young adults.”

    Put slightly more straightforward—but still in extremely euphemistic terms—Roth’s argument is this: platforms should “focus on crafting safety strategies that can accommodate a wide variety of use cases,” including “their role in safely connecting queer young adults,” in an “overall queer social landscape” that “increasingly includes individuals under the age of 18,” rather than trying to “drive out” these users attempting to engage with “peers about their sexuality.”

    There is, as they say, a lot to unpack here. But the main takeaway is that it’s easy to see how this “accommodation” approach would enable the proliferation of—or at least make it extremely difficult to combat—child sexual exploitation content on a platform like Twitter.

    There are other clues about Roth’s views on appropriate “relations” between adults and minors. In 2010, he wrote on Twitter: “Can high school students ever meaningfully consent to sex with their teachers?” Roth’s tweet contained a link to an article, “Student-teacher sex: When is it OK?” in Slate, a left-wing publication, about the perils and pitfalls of age of consent laws.

    Roth resigned on November 10. According to his LinkedIn, he served as director of trust and safety from August 2020 until becoming its head in May 2022. During that time, the platform was plagued by child sexual exploitation.

    Last year, an underage boy and his mother announced a lawsuit against Twitter, alleging that it benefited from and neglected to remove an exploitative video that featured him and another minor. Users retweeted the video thousands of times. According to the lawsuit: “Plaintiff John Doe was solicited and recruited for sex trafficking as a minor.”

    After John Doe escaped from the manipulation, child sexual abuse material depicting John Doe was disseminated on Twitter. When Twitter was first alerted to this fact and John Doe’s age, Twitter refused to remove the illegal material and instead continued to promote and profit from the sexual abuse of this child.

    Child sexual exploitation was a simultaneously severe and well-known issue internally at the company.

    In August, The Verve reported that the child porn problem prevented the platform from launching an OnlyFans competitor program that would monetize adult content on Twitter. “According to interviews with current and former staffers, as well as 58 pages of internal documents obtained by The Verge, Twitter still has a problem with content that sexually exploits children. Executives are apparently well-informed about the issue, and the company is doing little to fix it.” It’s likely Roth was among those executives.

    According to The Verge:

    The company also lacked tools to verify that creators and consumers of adult content were of legal age, the team found. As a result, in May—weeks after Elon Musk agreed to purchase the company for $44 billion—the company delayed the project indefinitely. If Twitter couldn’t consistently remove child sexual exploitative content on the platform today, how would it even begin to monetize porn?

    Employees who spoke to The Verge “reiterated that despite executives knowing about the company’s child sexual exploitation problems, Twitter has not committed sufficient resources to detect, remove, and prevent harmful content from the platform.” This lines up neatly with Musk’s rebuttal to Dorsey, which means the former CEO didn’t know or, like Roth, didn’t care.

    Child sexual exploitation is one of those subjects the commentariat tends to dismiss as the stuff of kooks. “Musk falsely implied in tweets that Twitter’s former head of trust and safety, Yoel Roth—who is gay—has advocated for child sexualization,” wrote Chas Danner at Intelligencer.

    But Musk didn’t “imply” anything; he highlighted the words and policies of the people who were in a position to do something about the issue and chose not to.

    https://contra.substack.com/p/yoel-roth-gay-data-and-child-exploitation

  17. Eighth Circuit Upholds Injunction on Rule Requiring Gender Transition Surgeries

    In a major decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld a lower court on Friday that enjoined the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from forcing doctors with conscientious objections to perform gender transition surgeries. The case, Sisters of Mercy v. Becerra, concerns a 2016 rule that religious hospitals may be subject to non-discrimination provisions under the Affordable Care Act and that would require them to perform gender transitions

    https://jonathanturley.org/2022/12/10/eighth-circuit-upholds-injunction-on-rule-requiring-gender-transition-surgeries/

  18. twitter @FrankfurtZack

    Eines der erstaunlichsten soziologischen Phänomene der zurückliegenden COVID19-Pandemie:

    Während die ganze Welt angehalten wurde, um die Arbeitsbelastung in den Krankenhäusern etwas erträglicher zu machen, fanden dort “Jerusalema-Dance-Challenges” statt (hier zb LKH Uni Graz)

    ( 2 min 18 video )

    https://twitter.com/FrankfurtZack/status/1562170595042902016

    ==========================
    Jerusalema Dance Challenge | LKH Feldbach & Fürstenfeld (Österreich)

    ( 5 min 42 )

    • @Martin,
      Covid cha-cha = the new normal = ugh.
      Israeli NHS is a legacy of socialist rot. Process, not people.

      Parallel private alternatives are great - for oligarchs. On the plus side for me: It's why some close family made yerida - returned after making aliya.

  19. BREAKING: Judge Aileen Cannon Dismisses Trump’s Case Challenging FBI Raid and Mar-a-Lago Document Seizure
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 12, 2022 at 12:15pm

    A federal judge on Monday dismissed Trump’s case challenging the FBI raid and seizure of documents from Mar-a-Lago.

    Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, dismissed the case after a federal appeals court recently threw out the special master for Trump’s case.

    In September, Judge Cannon appointed a special master to review the documents seized at Mar-a-Lago.

    Biden’s corrupt Justice Department argued that a special master didn’t have a right to filter out the seized documents.

    The court blasted Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, and said she erred in appointing Raymond Dearie as a special master to review documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.

    “The law is clear,” the judges wrote. “We cannot write a rule that allows any subject of a search warrant to block government investigations after the execution of the warrant. Nor can we write a rule that allows only former presidents to do so.”

    Two of the three judges on a panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals were nominated by Trump.

    On Monday, Judge Aileen Cannon ended the case in a one-page signed order for lack of jurisdiction.

    CNBC reported:

    A federal judge on Monday dismissed former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit challenging the government’s access to materials seized from his Mar-a-Lago resort, marking the formal end to Trump’s monthslong legal fight following the FBI’s raid of his home.

    The judge’s order came four days after Trump declined to appeal a higher-court ruling that canceled the appointment of a special master to review the thousands of items taken by federal agents during an Aug. 8 raid of Trump’s Florida residence.

    Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, signed a one-page order dismissing the case for lack of jurisdiction. The order, filed in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach, also terminated all hearings, deadlines and motions that were still pending in the case. That includes Trump’s effort to obtain an unredacted version of the search warrant affidavit that was used to sanction the raid.

    DEVELOPING…

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/breaking-judge-aileen-cannon-dismisses-trumps-case-challenging-fbi-raid-mar-lago-document-seizure/

  20. – AUSTRALIA and those price caps on gas companies –

    Gas companies appear to be hinting they might halt exploration and drilling in Australia, unless the government backs off from imposing price controls.

    Global energy supermajor Shell has suspended its role in a landmark gas supply deal designed to prevent shortfalls on the east coast next year as it assesses the impact of the Albanese government’s plan to cap fossil fuel prices.

    The government last week announced a series of initiatives designed to reduce soaring power bills. They include temporary price limits of $12 a gigajoule on uncontracted wholesale gas and $125 a tonne on coal, and powers to influence the price of gas contracts beyond next year.

    The proposals have sparked a furious response from gas producers, and analysts have described the initiatives as a “declaration of war” on the industry.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/12/aussie-net-zero-insanity-shell-suspends-east-coast-gas-supply-agreement/

  21. Joe Biden Gets Handsy with Children, Tries to Lure in Little Girl by Test Driving Bicycle at Toys For Tots Event (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 12, 2022 at 12:55pm
    129 Comments

    Joe Biden on Monday traveled to Arlington, Virginia to participate in a US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots event.

    Dr. Jill joined Joe Biden.

    Advertisement –

    Someone needs to keep Joe in line with all the children around.

    Joe Biden held a child’s hand as he sorted gifts.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/joe-biden-gets-handsy-children-tries-lure-little-girl-test-driving-bicycle-toys-tots-event-video/

  22. European Union Adds 2 Billion Euros To Fund Used To Arm Ukraine Amid War

    Russia-Ukraine War: The 27-nation bloc has drained a “peace facility” budget originally meant to last to 2027 in just 10 months of war as it has covered the cost of some arms being sent to battle back Russia’s invasion.

    Brussels: The European Union on Monday agreed to add two billion euros ($2.1 billion) to a fund used to help arm Ukraine, as it seeks to ensure it can keep delivering weapons to Kyiv.

    The 27-nation bloc has drained a “peace facility” budget originally meant to last to 2027 in just 10 months of war as it has covered the cost of some arms being sent to battle back Russia’s invasion.

    “The EU remains committed to provide military support to Ukraine and other partners alike,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell wrote in a social media post.

    The European Peace Facility was set up last year to help the European Union fund military assistance to its international partners as the bloc looks to increase its global clout.

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February saw the vast bulk of the fund diverted to help arm Kyiv, as Brussels broke a long-standing taboo on not paying for arms deliveries.

    Only around 800 million of the facility’s original budget of 5.7 billion euros to 2027 was left in the kitty.

    EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday reached a “political agreement” to add an extra two billion euros to the fund next year, a statement said.

    That amount could rise to 5.5 billion euros by 2027 if member states agree later there is a need, it said.

    The fund has been used to reimburse arms supplies by individual EU countries to Kyiv.

    So far, together with its member states, the European Union has committed about eight billion euros of military support to Ukraine, which is about 45 percent of the amount the United States has given.

    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/russia-ukraine-war-european-union-adds-2-billion-euros-to-fund-used-to-arm-ukraine-amid-war-3600380

  23. The Gateway Pundit

    “Maricopa County Doing What They Can To Obstruct Transparency” – Maricopa County Recount Raises Red Flags As Republicans Are Excluded From Hand Counting Boards
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published December 12, 2022 at 1:47pm
    157 Comments

    Maricopa County just stole another election, and it appears they are doing everything possible to refuse honesty and transparency in their ongoing automatic recounts.

    Arizona and Maricopa County are recounting several close races that fell within the .05% margin of victory to trigger an automatic recount.

    Races for Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and State Representative in Legislative District 13 (Maricopa County only) met the criteria for the recount.

    As The Gateway Pundit reported, Trump-Endorsed Arizona Attorney General Nominee Abe Hamadeh has already filed a lawsuit contesting the fraudulent Midterm Election in Arizona.

    JUST IN: Arizona Attorney General Nominee Abe Hamadeh Files Election Contest Lawsuit – FILING INCLUDED

    Kari Lake also filed a lawsuit to nullify the election for Governor and approve a full audit of signatures and machine failures.

    It was revealed by a Runbeck whistleblower in Lake’s filing that HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of ballots did not have any chain of custody documentation.

    HUGE: Runbeck Whistleblower Reveals That Chain Of Custody For OVER 298,942 Maricopa County Ballots Delivered To Runbeck On Election Day Did Not Exist, Employees Allowed To Add Family Members’ Ballots Without Any Documentation

    These illegal ballots should nullify the entire election.

    With the recount underway, Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward tweeted yesterday,

    Ward: I just heard through the grapevine that @MaricopaVote is doing the hand recount RIGHT NOW with Democrats & Libertarians while Republicans are there and are being ignored as they beg to be placed on these boards. Another reason for partisan observers! Will Maricopa ever shape up?

    Arizona election expert Gina Swoboda told The Gateway Pundit, “hand count boards have started doing a hand count on the election day ballots, which obviously are of great concern because we have all these misread ballots on election day because of the failures of the ballot on-demand printers.”

    One of these hand count boards had three people, but no Republicans were on the board. Instead, Maricopa County selected two Democrats and one Libertarian.

    When an observer asked Elections Director Reynaldo Valenzuela to place a Republican on the board, Valenzuela refused, telling the observer that it was not required.

    This is correct according to ARS 16-602, which states, “For the hand count to proceed, not more than seventy-five percent of the persons performing the hand count shall be from the same political party.”

    Although it was legal to have a table without Republican oversight, there were enough Republicans to ensure full participation in the process.

    According to Swodoba, some tables had two Republican observers and one Democrat.

    “We said, well, why don’t you take one of those Republicans and switch them out with the Democrats so each of these two tables has one person from each party, so everyone feels confident in the transparency, and they were refusing to do it,” said Swodoba. She also asked, “is it wise? Is it transparent? Is it going to restore confidence to a shaken electorate that just saw what I consider to be a catastrophic failure of Maricopa County to execute properly on election day?”

    “All they have to do is switch two people in a chair.”

    The Gateway Pundit reported that the Arizona election was stolen from Kari Lake and other Trump-Endorsed candidates for office through censorship on social media and massive election-day irregularities. Machines and printers in red districts failed Republican voters on election day, causing as long as four-hour waits and disenfranchising Republicans. Elections officials also colluded with big tech and the Federal Government to silence their Republican opponents.

    Why is Maricopa County still refusing to cooperate?

    “The fact that they want to argue about it is, to me, they’re like aggressively defensive. They won’t cooperate. They feel combative in every single interaction,” said Swodoba.

    Swodoba and the Maricopa County GOP Chairwoman both called the other Election Director, Scott Jarret, to raise these concerns, but he still refused to move a Republican to the table. It wasn’t until Kelli Ward fired off a tweet and alerted the public about their shenanigans that Maricopa County finally decided to switch the chairs and allow a Republican to hand count the ballots.

    “So we had to have a bunch of phone calls, a tweet from the Chair, and they did eventually do it, but it is, again, just a continuum of Maricopa County doing what they can to obstruct transparency,” Swodoba told us.

    Swodoba also told The Gateway Pundit that the recount of ballots in Maricopa County is happening suspiciously fast, and “they’re magically able to tabulate like twice as many ballots as they were able to tabulate during the actual election.” The retabulation of ballots and hand counting of ballots was not projected to be completed until the 17th, but Swodoba now expects Maricopa County to finish by tomorrow.

    “They’re moving with Lightspeed, and given that they are people that moved so slowly that caused the crisis of confidence, that’s quite interesting,” Swodoba said.

    As The Gateway Pundit reported, Maricopa County took nearly two weeks to count the General Election ballots. Swodoba told us that the County has “no additional staff” for this recount of the races.

    The Gateway Pundit will provide updates on the shady recount of Maricopa County’s fraudulent Midterm Election.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/maricopa-county-can-obstruct-transparency-maricopa-county-recount-raises-red-flags-republicans-excluded-hand-counting-boards/

  24. Twitter Team Viewed Trump as Leader of Terrorist Group Responsible for Violence and Deaths Comparable to Hitler
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 12, 2022 at 2:25pm
    69 Comments

    Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” part 5 was released by Bari Weiss on Monday.

    Part 5 of the release includes part 3 of the internal discussions on the day President Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on January 8

    According to the files released on Monday, Trump was banned from the platform even though Twitter execs privately concluded Trump never violated any of the policies.

    However, Twitter employees were hell bent on deplatforming Trump anyway.

    Members on the “scaled enforcement team” viewed Trump as a leader of a terrorist group shortly before they announced his permanent ban.

    They said Trump is responsible for violence and death comparable to Hitler.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/twitter-team-viewed-trump-leader-terrorist-group-responsible-violence-deaths-comparable-hitler/

  25. Twitter Team Viewed Trump as Leader of Terrorist Group Responsible for Violence and Deaths Comparable to Hitler
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 12, 2022 at 2:25pm
    69 Comments

    Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” part 5 was released by Bari Weiss on Monday.

    Part 5 of the release includes part 3 of the internal discussions on the day President Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on January 8, 2021.

    According to the files released on Monday, Trump was banned from the platform even though Twitter execs privately concluded Trump never violated any of the policies.

    However, Twitter employees were hell bent on deplatforming Trump anyway.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/twitter-team-viewed-trump-leader-terrorist-group-responsible-violence-deaths-comparable-hitler/

  26. The Shocking News Related to Two of the Top Election Companies (Runbeck and Cathedral) Connections to Democrat PACs
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 12, 2022 at 3:05pm
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    Election printers should be transparent and non-biased. Is this the case?

    Guest post by Chris Gleason

    The ballots in Maricopa County were printed by Runbeck Election Services in Phoenix, Arizona, but many questions remain about these particular ballots.

    Where did thousands of mail-in ballots in pristine condition in Fulton County, Georgia suddenly come from during the 2020 presidential election?

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/shocking-news-related-two-top-election-companies-runbeck-cathedral-connections-democrat-pacs/

  27. Karine Jean-Pierre Says Elon Musk’s Memes Trolling Dr. Fauci and Biden are “Dangerous” (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 12, 2022 at 4:09pm
    Comment

    White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday said Elon Musk’s memes trolling Dr. Fauci and Joe Biden are “dangerous” and “disgusting.”

    Memes are dangerous according to Joe Biden’s affirmative action hire.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/karine-jean-pierre-says-elon-musks-memes-trolling-dr-fauci-biden-dangerous-video/

  28. How The Palestinian Cause Found Support During FIFA World Cup 2022 Morocco players posed with the Palestinian flag after their win against Spain, but they weren’t the only ones showing support.
    https://www.boomlive.in/explainers/morocco-fifa-world-cup-2022-palestine-flag-20330
    Morocco’s fairytale in the FIFA World Cup 2022 continued with its remarkable win against Spain and putting them in the quarter-finals. The North African nation defeated the 2010 champions Spain in their Round of 16 fixture via penalty shootouts and will face Portugal in the next match. As Morocco celebrated their win, they unfurled Palestinian flags. Amid cheers from the podiums, one player waved it at the fans and another one wrapped it around their body as they took a victory march around the stadium. The entire team posed with the flags for their post-victory photo op.
    This isn’t the first time Morocco showed support for Palestine on the football pitch. And they were not the only ones highlighting the issue during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Support for Palestine remained a constant during the football matches. Here’s a look at why Morocco celebrated with the Palestinian flag and how the cause found support during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Morocco’s Relation With Palestine Morocco has been an ally of the Palestinian cause. In 2020, Moroccan prime minister Aziz Akhannouch had called for a solution “based on the two-state solution and within international agreements” during the UN General Assembly. He had also affirmed his country’s commitment to safeguarding the historical identity of Jerusalem as a place of co-existence and peace. The Israel and Palestine dispute has been a decades-long conflict. One of the latest killings in the region was when Israeli forces killed four Palestinians in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and the occupied East Jerusalem. When the Moroccan men’s national team won 1-2 against Canada during their Group F fixture, players unfurled the Palestinian flag after their victory at Al Thumama Stadium.
    [..]

    • A mixed bag, these “tolerant” tards.
      Moroccan media remains pro-Israel

      While the Arab world is trying to claim Morocco’s success at the World Cup is a victory for Palestinians, Moroccan media itself has remained pro-Israel, as it has been since the normalization agreement was signed.

      Hespress, the most popular Moroccan news site, published an article today about Miss Morocco 2021 and her visit to Israel for the 2021 Miss Universe pageant.

      https://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2022/12/moroccan-media-remains-pro-israel.html
      =======

      Moroccan football fans’ “Jews are gay” chants comes from other antisemitic football fans

      On Saturday, Arabs in the Netherlands who were celebrating Morocco’s World Cup victory started chanting, ““alle Joden zijn homo’s” – “All Jews are gay” – while waving a Palestinian flag.

      The hate seen here turned, as all hate eventually does, violent.

      Of course the slogan is both antisemitic and anti-gay, but they didn’t make up the chant. It is a popular chant for fans of other European football clubs…

      Also in Belgium, many fans will call opposing clubs (such as Ajax) “Jews”, and clubs defend their fans on the basis of “freedom of expression.”

      In this case, the Arab supporters of Morocco are not doing anything worse than “normal” football fans do: calling their opponents the worst possible insult, which in this and other cases, is “Jew.”

      https://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2022/12/moroccan-football-fans-jews-are-gay.html

      No big deal. It's like an American black might say something about yo mama

  29. Vegas Woman Shoots and Kills Carjacker with His Own Gun
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 12, 2022 at 7:00pm
    Comment

    North Las Vegas woman shot and killed a carjacker with his own gun.

    According to arrest report documents obtained by Fox 5 Vegas last week, the woman told detectives she was on her way to a friends house for a ‘Friendsgiving’ party on November 19.

    The woman, who picked up her friend on the way, showed up to the Friendsgiving party a little early so she decided to park the car near the home and wait.

    A vehicle with two male suspects inside approached the women waiting in the parked car and parked directly in front of them to block them from being able to flee.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/vegas-woman-shoots-kills-carjacker-gun/

  30. BREAKING: Police Violently Assault and Arrest Indigenous Protest Leader Sererê in Brazil – His Wife Begs Authorities for Assistance! Protesters Surround Police Station! – VIDEO
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 12, 2022 at 6:21pm
    121 Comments

    To our readers: The international corporate media refuses to report on the massive uprising of millions in Brazil against the fraudulent presidential elections held at the end of October. The globalist press has decided that Bolsonaro must go, just like they decided that President Donald Trump must go.

    The people of Brazil disagree. MILLIONS of protesters have taken to the streets of every major city for over 40 straight days.

    On Monday night Indigenous Brazilian protest leader Cacique Sererê was violently assaulted and then taken away by police. Sererê has been leading protests against the communist takeover of the country

    Keep your eyes on Brazil. Prayers for its people

    Indigenous Brazilian protest leader Sererê was arrested on Monday night at the Alvorada Palace in Brazilia.

    The arrest took place after the communist Supreme Court judge Alexandre de Moraes called for his arrest.

    According to reports, Sererê was knocked out and dragged away by police officers.

    More from the Tupi Report on Telegram.

    • Xavante indigenous leader, Sererê, made a request for arrest against Alexandre de Moraes (STF) for abuse of authority. Sererê became a symbol of movements against president-elect Lula (PT);

    • On tonight (December 12, 2022), Sererê was approached by the police, physically attacked and taken unconscious to the Federal Police bulding;

    • Protesters mobilized en masse to stand in front of the building and are revolting against the aggression and arrest of the indigenous man, causing a dispute between protesters and police

    • Indigenous peoples are protected by justice and cannot be arrested or detained for a crime that is not heinous.

    The night will be long.

    Serere’s wife called on authorities to save her husband

    Protesters attempted to invade the police station.

    In this allegedly report, it shows that Sererê was approached along with other indigenous and violently knocked to the ground by the police.

    The woman who recorded the video reported that they shot at demonstrators who were nearby. You can hear a shot at the end of the video.

    This video is very confusing.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/breaking-police-violently-assault-arrest-indigenous-protest-leader-serere-brazil-communist-justice-calls-arrest-protesters-surround-police-station-video/

  31. BREAKING: FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Reportedly Arrested By Bahamian Authorities – Extradition Back To US Next
    By Anthony Scott
    Published December 12, 2022 at 6:06pm
    362 Comments

    The disgraced founder of FTX has been reportedly arrested by Bahamian authorities.

    Coin Desk broke the news after a press release by Attorney General of the Bahamas Ryan Pinder KC was making its way around the web.

    In the press release AG Pinder was quoted saying “On December 12, 2022, the Office of the Attorney General of the Bahamas is announcing the arrest by the Royal Bahamas Police Force of Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) former CEO of FTX.”

    The statement would go on to say charges were filed against him in the United States and SBF will likely be extradited back to the US to face those charges

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/breaking-ftx-founder-sam-bankman-fried-reportedly-arrested-bahamian-authorities-extradition-back-us-next/#disqus_thread

  32. BREAKING: FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Reportedly Arrested By Bahamian Authorities – Extradition Back To US Next
    By Anthony Scott
    Published December 12, 2022 at 6:06pm
    362 Comments

    The disgraced founder of FTX has been reportedly arrested by Bahamian authorities.

    Coin Desk broke the news after a press release by Attorney General of the Bahamas Ryan Pinder KC was making its way around the web.

    In the press release AG Pinder was quoted saying “On December 12, 2022, the Office of the Attorney General of the Bahamas is announcing the arrest by the Royal Bahamas Police Force of Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) former CEO of FTX.”

    The statement would go on to say charges were filed against him in the United States and SBF will likely be extradited back to the US to face those charges

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/breaking-ftx-founder-sam-bankman-fried-reportedly-arrested-bahamian-authorities-extradition-back-us-next/#disqus_threadIndian, Chinese soldiers face off at Arunachal LAC: What we know so far
    The clash near Yangtse along the LAC took place last Friday amid the over 30-month border standoff between the two sides in eastern Ladakh.

    https://www.indiatoday.in/author/india-today-web-desk

  33. HORROR IN GOTHAM: Mob of Youths Beat and Nearly Stab Helpless Teen Student (VIDEO)
    By Cullen Linebarger
    Published December 12, 2022 at 10:40pm
    Comment

    The New York Democrats’ lawless crime policies continue to claim innocent victims across the Big Apple. A shocking video posted last Friday on Twitter further illustrates the folly of coddling violent criminals.

    The video shows a group of “angry youths” assaulting a lone 14-year-old boy in Queens. One of the assailants attempts to stab the teenager but thankfully misses.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/horror-gotham-mob-youths-beat-nearly-stab-helpless-teen-student-video/

  34. MASSIVE Machine Failures And Voter Disenfranchisement In Red Districts Of Maricopa County “Could Not Arise Absent INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT” Says IT and Elections Expert
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published December 12, 2022 at 8:50pm
    106 Comments

    The Gateway Pundit reported that the Arizona election was stolen from Kari Lake and other Trump-Endorsed candidates for office through censorship on social media and massive election-day irregularities. Machines and printers in red districts failed Republican voters on election day, causing as long as four-hour waits and disenfranchising Republicans. Elections officials also colluded with big tech and the Federal Government to silence their Republican opponents.

    A roving attorney with the RNC reported that “72 of the 115 vote centers (62.61%) we visited had material problems with the tabulators not being able to tabulate ballots, causing voters to either deposit their ballots into box 3, spoil their ballots and re-vote, or get frustrated and leave the vote center without voting.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/massive-machine-failures-voter-disenfranchisement-red-districts-maricopa-county-not-arise-absent-intentional-misconduct-says-elections-expert/

  35. WAR ON CHRISTMAS: Joyless UK Civil Service Bureaucrats Ban Members from Hosting Christmas Parties
    By Cullen Linebarger
    Published December 12, 2022 at 8:19pm
    70 Comments

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the story of a creature who tries to cancel Christmas before discovering the true meaning of the holiday and sharing in the joy himself. The leftists in charge of United Kingdom’s civil service, however, are fully set on crushing their members’ spirits.

    Civil servants received notices from their superiors that they cannot host traditional Christmas parties for fear the celebrations might exclude other faiths. Instead, they can only hold alcohol-free “festive celebrations

    The crackdowns on such joyous occasions have already begun. From Breitbart:

    One civil servant also claims that he was told to find a restaurant for his department’s party that does not serve alcohol seemingly in the hopes of being more inclusive towards those in the workforce who do not consume the substance.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/war-christmas-joyless-uk-civil-service-bureaucrats-ban-members-hosting-christmas-parties/

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