Reader’s Links for December 13th, 2022

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  1. LED lightbulbs enter Ukrainian resistance fight

    Taken for granted by most consumers in rich countries, the humble LED lightbulb was identified on Tuesday as a strategic ally for Ukraine as Kyiv seeks to resist Russian bombing of its power grid.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky highlighted how replacing the country’s old-style incandescent bulbs by modern LED versions would help the country escape blackouts this winter.

    “It maybe doesn’t seem very important but fifty million LED lamps will allow us to save one gigawatt of power,” he told an international aid conference in Paris attended by around 70 states and international organisations.

    […]European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen immediately announced that the European Union would fund the purchase of 30 million LED lightbulbs for 30 million euros ($32 million).

    They are 88 percent more efficient than traditional ones, she estimated.

    “The savings are crucial to reduce the pressure that we have on the power grid now,” von der Leyen said.

    “In these times of suffering and darkness, it is so important to bring light to Ukraine,” she added.

    twitter @vonderleyen

    We will fund up to 30 million LED bulbs for Ukraine, for precious energy savings.

    When 50 million of these bulbs are deployed with our partners, this will save 1 GW – the annual output of a nuclear plant!

    In times of darkness, we stand with our Ukrainian friends.


    • CNN – Exclusive: US finalizing plans to send Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine

      The Biden administration is finalizing plans to send the Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine that could be announced as soon as this week, according to two US officials and a senior administration official.

      The Pentagon’s plan still needs to be approved by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin before it is sent to President Joe Biden for his signature. The three officials told CNN that approval is expected.

      Ukraine has been calling for the US to send the advanced long-range air defense system that is highly effective at intercepting ballistic and cruise missiles as it comes under a barrage of Russian missile and drone attacks that have destroyed key infrastructure across the country. It would be the most effective long-range defensive weapons system sent to the country and officials say it will help secure airspace for NATO nations in eastern Europe.

      It is not clear how many missile launchers will be sent but a typical Patriot battery includes a radar set that detects and tracks targets, computers, power generating equipment, an engagement control station and up to eight launchers, each holding four ready to fire missiles.

      Once the plans are finalized, the Patriots are expected to ship quickly in the coming days and Ukrainians will be trained to use them at a US Army base in Grafenwoehr, Germany, officials said.

      Ukraine has been asking for the system for months but the logistical challenges of delivering it and operating it are immense. Despite those obstacles, “the reality of what is going on the ground” led the administration to make the decision, the senior administration official told CNN, noting the continuing intense Russian missile barrages.

      Unlike smaller air defense systems, Patriot missile batteries need much larger crews, requiring dozens of personnel to properly operate them. The training for Patriot missile batteries normally takes multiple months, a process the United States will now carry out under the pressure of near-daily aerial attacks from Russia.

      The system is widely considered one of the most capable long-range weapons to defend airspace against incoming ballistic and cruise missiles as well as some aircraft. Because of its long-range and high-altitude capability, it can potentially shoot down Russian missiles and aircraft far from their intended targets inside Ukraine.

      Previously, the US has sent Patriot batteries to NATO allies like Poland as a way to bolster their defenses, and sent other weapon systems to Ukraine to assist against the Russian invasion.

      In recent years, the US has sent Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia and Iraq to counter threats posed by Iran and its proxies and to the Pacific region to deter North Korea.

      In total, more than a dozen US allies, including Germany, Japan, and Israel, have also purchased the system.

      The US has sent Ukraine mid-range defensive National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems in recent months.

      CNN has reached out to the National Security Council for comment.

      CNN has previously reported that the Biden administration was considering a move.

      Last month US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN that the US is “very focused” on providing air defense systems to Ukraine.

      “We’re now very focused on air defense systems and not just us, many other countries,” Blinken told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

      “And we’re working to make sure that the Ukrainians get those systems as quickly as possible but also as effectively as possible, making sure that they are trained on them, making sure they have the ability to maintain them and all of that has to come together and it is. We have a very deliberate process established by the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in Ramstein, Germany, that meets regularly to make sure that the Ukrainians are getting what they need, when they need it.”

  2. CNN – Hear Fauci’s response to Elon Musk’s attacks

    … Fauci responded to a series of tweets from Elon Musk that suggested Fauci be prosecuted.

    ( 4 min 53 )

    • CNN – Covid-19 vaccines have saved more than 3 million lives in US, study says, but the fight isn’t over

      The Covid-19 vaccines have kept more than 18.5 million people in the US out of the hospital and saved more than 3.2 million lives, a new study says – and that estimate is most likely a conservative one, the researchers say.

      […]The study estimates that the vaccinations were also a good financial bet, saving the US $1.15 trillion in medical costs.

      If you factor in the cases of long Covid that vaccines likely prevented, the savings may be much higher, according to Alison Galvani, one of the study authors.

      […]“Moving forward, an accelerating uptake of the new booster will be fundamental to averting future hospitalization and death.”

      […]the experts suggest that masks may be appropriate in some circumstances.

      The CDC recommends masking for anyone who’s on public transportation. It also suggests wearing one in other public settings in communities where there is a high level of transmission. People who are at high risk of severe illness should wear masks even in areas with only medium community levels.

      the study : Two Years of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccines Have Prevented Millions of Hospitalizations and Deaths

      Meagan C. Fitzpatrick
      Faculty, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland

      Seyed M. Moghadas
      Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Epidemiology, York University

      Abhishek Pandey, PhD
      Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), Yale School of Public Health

      Alison Galvani, Ph.D
      Founding Director, Yale Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA); Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health


      BREITBART – New York City’s Mask Advisory Includes Toddlers and the Vaccinated

      The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is now recommending that everyone, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks “at all times when in an indoor public setting,” citing the risks of flu-like illnesses, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), and the Chinese coronavirus.

      […]The guidance reads in part:

      Everyone, even if vaccinated and even if they have had COVID-19 or flu before, should wear a mask as follows:

      a. Wear a mask at all times when in an indoor public setting, including inside stores, offices, lobbies, hallways, elevators, public transportation, schools, child care facilities, and other public shared spaces, and when in a crowded outdoor setting.

      b. Wear a mask if sick and unable to separate from others, such as when traveling to and from a health care provider, picking up groceries, and when in shared living spaces.

      c. For people who have tested positive for COVID-19, per CDC and New York State guidance, in addition to isolating at home for at least 5 days, wear a mask at all times whenever in public or around other people for at least 10 days after their symptoms began (or, if they had no symptoms, for 10 days after their test date).


    • MSNBC – Dr. Fauci: Disinformation Can Be Dangerous To The Health Of The Nation

      … the challenges the country still faces with Covid-19 and misinformation.

    • MSNBC – Fauci Addresses Elon Musk’s Critical Tweets: ‘I Don’t Pay Attention To That’

      Musk tweeted that “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” which drew over 1 million likes and notable criticism from former CIA director John O. Brennan.

    • the gateway pundit – German Data Analyst Reveals Data from Health Insurance Shows 4 Times Increase in Sudden Deaths Following COVID Vaccine Rollouts

      German data analyst Tom Lausen held a conference on Monday in the Bundestag to discuss the massive rise in people who died “suddenly and unexpectedly” after the Covid vaccine rollout.

      Only one mainstream journalist was present during the press conference.


      The team of analysts demanded that:

      – Immediate suspension of vaccination with the corona vaccines until it can be ruled out that the massive increase in deaths is due to the vaccination

      – Autopsies on all those who died suddenly and unexpectedly to determine where they came from massive increase coming

      – Mandatory recording of the vaccination status of the corona vaccinations and the used vaccine in all deceased and regular publication of this data

      – Immediate evaluation of the KB data by the PEI and RKI and information of the population and doctors about the increase in diseases

      – Linking of the KBV data with the vaccination data by PEI and RKI and publication

      MORE :

  3. SWITZERLAND – Messerstecher von Morges vor Gericht verwirrt und reuig: «Ich wollte die Schweiz bestrafen»

    Vor Bundesstrafgericht hat der Prozess gegen den 29-jährigen Mann begonnen, der in Morges VD einen Portugiesen niedergestochen hat – aus mutmasslich dschihadistischen Motiven.

    Der Beschuldigte erschien zum Prozessauftakt am Montag in einem orangen Pullover. Diese Farbe sollte offenbar eine Anspielung auf die Gefangenen von Guantanamo sein, weil er selbst 820 Tage Einzelhaft hinter sich hat. Er trug Handschellen, sass stets vornübergebeugt.

    Nur selten blickte er zu den drei Richtern auf, nur wenige Momente, in denen sein vollbärtiges Gesicht auf dem Monitor im Pressesaal zu sehen war. Er sprach gegen den Boden und leise, beantwortete aber durchgängig die Fragen des vorsitzenden Richters. Zwei Polizisten der Tessiner Kantonspolizei bewachten ihn.

    Die Vorwürfe gegen den 29-jährigen türkisch-schweizerischen Doppelbürger aus Prilly VD sind happig. Er muss sich wegen Mordes, vorsätzlicher Tötung, versuchter vorsätzlicher Tötung, einfacher Körperverletzung, versuchter Brandstiftung und Verursachung einer Explosion, der Widerhandlung gegen das Al-Kaida-/IS-Gesetz sowie weiterer Delikte verantworten.

    Widersprüchliche Aussagen
    Am gravierendsten ist der Anklagepunkt, am 12. September 2020 einen damals 29-jährigen Portugiesen in einem Kebab-Restaurant in Morges VD getötet zu haben. Während er abends um 21.10 Uhr mit einem Küchenmesser auf sein Opfer einstach, soll er laut Anklageschrift «Allahu akbar» (Allah ist der Grösste) gerufen haben.

    Vor dem Angriff soll er elfmal am Lokal vorbeigelaufen sein. Das Opfer, das mit seiner Familie in dem Lokal an diesem Samstagabend eingekehrt war, verstarb noch am Tatort. Der Täter flüchtete, konnte aber am Tag danach verhaftet werden. Es soll sich um die erste in der Schweiz begangene Messerattacke mit tödlichem Ausgang auf dschihadistischem Hintergrund handeln.

    Die Bundesanwaltschaft wirft O.A.* vor, sich in den Jahren vor der Attacke radikalisiert zu haben. Er wies dies zurück. Allerdings erschien er verwirrt und seine Aussagen waren teils widersprüchlich. «Islam bedeutet Frieden», sagte er in lupenreinem Französisch. Er entdecke diese Religion nach wie vor.

    Da er sich noch in dieser Entdeckungsphase befinde, könne er seine eigene Entwicklung nicht als «Radikalisierung» bezeichnen. Er bete als gläubiger Sunnit fünfmal täglich. Er distanziere sich auch von Gewalt und von Attentaten mit Schusswaffen. Er sagte, dem IS nicht beigetreten zu sein, aber die Idee eines Kalifats zu unterstützen.

    «Ich wollte den Propheten rächen»

    In Bezug auf den Messerangriff erklärte er, er habe damals diejenigen bestrafen wollen, die Krieg gegen den Islamischen Staat führten, darunter die Schweiz: «Ich wollte den Propheten rächen. Ich wählte mein Opfer willkürlich aus. Es musste ein Erwachsener sein – ein Mann». Im Gefängnis habe er inzwischen eingesehen, sich geirrt zu haben. «Es tut mir sehr leid – heute bin ich traurig für die Familie des Opfers», so der Beschuldigte.

    Der Fall mit dem tödlichen Attentat ist schockierend. Problematisch ist allerdings auch die Tatsache, dass der Beschuldigte O.A. den Ermittlungsbehörden schon vor der Messerattacke gut bekannt war und auf einer Gefährderliste stand. Im April 2019 wurde er festgenommen, nachdem er versucht hatte, eine Tankstelle in Prilly in die Luft gehen zu lassen.

    Zwischen April 2019 und dem 13. Juli 2020 sass er in Untersuchungshaft, war dann unter hohen Auflagen auf freien Fuss gesetzt worden. Genau zwei Monate später verübte er in Morges das tödliche Attentat.

    Erinnerung an Messerattacke von Lugano

    Ein Freund des Opfers erlitt durch den Angriff einen schweren Schock und muss seither psychisch behandelt werden. Die Familie hat sich als Privatpartei konstituiert und einige portugiesische Familienmitglieder sind zum Prozessauftakt nach Bellinzona gekommen.

    Zu Lasten des Beschuldigten fallen auch tätliche Angriffe, die er teils während der Untersuchungshaft verübt hat, etwa gegen eine Person des Aufsichtspersonals sowie gegen einen Bundespolizisten. Der Prozess ist auf drei Tage angesetzt, kann allenfalls bis Ende Woche verlängert werden. Die Urteilseröffnung soll am 10. Januar 2023 erfolgen.

    Der Fall um den mutmasslichen Attentäter von Morges weckt Erinnerungen an die Messerattacke, welche im November 2020 im Warenhaus Manor von Lugano verübt worden war. Eine 29-jährige Tessinerin hatte auf zwei zufällig ausgewählte Opfer eingestochen und eine Frau schwer verletzt.

    Das Bundesstrafgericht in Bellinzona verurteilte die Täterin in diesem September wegen versuchten Mordes und Widerhandlung gegen das IS-/Al-Kaida-Gesetz zu einer Freiheitsstrafe von neun Jahren. Vor Antritt der Gefängnisstrafe wird sie wegen ihrer psychischen Störungen stationär in einer geschlossenen Einrichtung behandelt. Im Gegensatz zum Mann, der jetzt vor Bundesstrafgericht steht, hat sie ihre Tat nie bereut.

    • Testimony of Mr. John J. Ray III
      CEO, FTX Debtors
      December 13, 2022
      House Financial Services Committee

      Investigating the Collapse of FTX, Part I

      On Thursday, December 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET) full Committee Chairwoman Waters and Ranking Member McHenry will host a hybrid hearing entitled, “Investigating the Collapse of FTX, Part I.”

      Witnesses for this one-panel hearing will be:

      Panel 1:
      • John J. Ray III, Chief Executive Officer, FTX Group

    • zero hedge – Justice Department Faces Questions After Effectively Preventing Bankman-Fried From Testifying In Congress

      The arrest of Sam Bankman-Fried yesterday was sudden and unexpected in light of Bankman-Fried’s plan to testify before Congress.

      As a criminal defense attorney, my reaction to the arrest last night remains unchanged: this is the first time that I can recall where prosecutors moved aggressively to stop a defendant from making self-incriminating statements.

      His testimony would have been entirely admissible and likely devastating at trial.

      I previously wrote how Bankman-Fried was doing harm to his case by speaking in the media and to Congress.

      So why would the Justice Department move to stop the self-inflicted damage? You have a major target who was about to voluntarily testify for hours.

      […]Whatever the motivation, the timing of the charges effectively stopped the windfall of information coming from Bankman-Fried.

      MORE :

    • BBC – Sam Bankman-Fried says he hopes to ‘pay people back’

      … he hopes to start a new business to make enough money to pay back victims of the FTX collapse.

      …It is estimated that more than a million FTX users are locked out of their crypto wallets and cannot access their funds.

    • zero hedge – “Risk Of Flight Too Great” – Bankman-Fried Denied Bail, Remanded To Custody

      Following his arrest last night, with its expectations of an imminent deportation, Sam Bankman-Fried told a Bahamian judge at an arraignment Tuesday that he wouldn’t waive his right to an extradition hearing.

      A defense lawyer said Bankman-Fried planned to fight being sent to the US.

      Manhattan US Attorney Damian Williams called the case “one of the biggest financial frauds in American history” and said the investigation of the alleged scheme is “very much ongoing.”

      Which may explain why presiding judge JoyAnn Ferguson-Pratt denied SBF’s bail application, highlighting his “risk of flight” and ordered the crypto executive to be held in custody at the Bahamas Department of Corrections until Feb. 8.

      The case has been adjourned to the said date.

      MORE :

      Jesse Watters: Democrats didn’t want to ask questions about FTX CEO

  4. EU’s von der Leyen: Corruption allegations against EU parliament vice-president of utmost concern

    “The allegations are of utmost concern, very serious,” she told reporters, reiterating that she was also proposing the creation of an independent ethics body to cover EU institutions.

    Greece on Monday froze the assets of a key suspect in the case, Eva Kaili, a vice president in the European Parliament and one of four people arrested and charged in Belgium over the weekend, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

    • More than €1.5 mln in cash seized from homes of Kaili and Panzeri

      Police in Belgium seized more than 1.5 million euros in cash in the Brussels homes of MEP Eva Kaili and former Italian MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri.

      As reported by Beglian daily Le Soir, federal police found around 600,000 euros in Panzeri’s home.

      The remainder was found in Kaili’s home, which she shared with her life partner Francesco Giorgi, as well as in the possession of her father, Alexandros Kailis.

      The photos of the cash haul emerged after Kaili’s lawyer in Athens said: “Her position is that she is innocent.”

      “She has nothing to do with financing from Qatar, nothing, explicitly and unequivocally,” Michalis Dimitrakopoulos told Open TV.

      Kaili’s father was intercepted by investigators at the Sofitel hotel in Brussels, in possession of a suitcase stuffed with cash. Catching him “in the act” enabled investigators and the examining magistrate to search Kaili’s home without requesting a lifting of the parliamentary immunity she enjoyed as an MEP.

      Valuables, believed to have been given to her by Qatari officials, were found and seized from this residence alongside other bags of banknotes.

      Panzeri, Kaili and Giorgi have all been charged and placed under arrest by the investigating judge, Michel Claise.

      On Wednesday, all three, as well as a fourth man imprisoned in this case, will appear before a preliminary investigating magistrate to testify. A decision will then be taken on whether to detain them pending trial.

  5. EP corruption scandal prompts call for EU wide ethics body! Von der Leyen debates

    “The confidence entrusted to our institutions needs higher standards of independence and integrity,” she said at a press conference. “It would be important to have an ethics body.”

    […]EP Vice President Eva Kaili was arrested on Friday in Brussels along with three other people, according to the local press, on allegations of corruption by a Gulf state.

  6. Former Spy Says Biden Is a “Controlled Asset” of the CCP – Biden’s Actions Show This Is the Case
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 13, 2022 at 11:00am

    We asked back in 2020 who would be leading the country if Joe Biden became President. The options were China, Soros, Obama or all of the above.

    China has Biden right where they want him.

    Here are some of the stories we reported since July 2022 where the Biden gang has been bending over backward for China.

    Senator Rick Scott demanded information on Biden giving intellectual property to China.
    Whistleblowers say FBI has all kinds of evidence of Hunter Biden criminal conduct related to China.
    Biden allows the EU to dictate US collection methods with China.
    Biden’s Green Group has ties to China.
    Biden cancels Trump’s program to prevent Chinese spying.
    Hunter was caught trying to sell US natural gas and oil to China.
    Biden enlists China’s TicToc to assist in US election activities.
    China involved in Biden’s camp for illegal aliens.
    Biden sold million of barrels of oil to China company connected with Hunter Biden.
    Gordan Chang said that we may never know if China has blackmail material on Biden. However, former spy Sam Faddis is more direct and says Biden is a “controlled asset” of the CCP.

    Just before the 2020 election, 51 former intelligence officials falsely claimed that Hunter Biden’s laptop was a Russian disinformation operation. Thanks to Elon Musk, we now know that Twitter colluded with Joe Biden’s campaign, the Democratic Party, the mainstream media and the FBI to prevent American voters from learning the truth — namely, that the Democrats’ presidential nominee and his family had knowingly taken millions of dollars from Chinese intelligence officers.

    A patriotic former U.S. spy named “Sam” Faddis — who recruited and ran foreign agents for America for many years — is convinced that, as a result of this collective betrayal of the public trust, we elected as president a “controlled asset” of Chinese intelligence.

    The new House of Representatives must make exposing and evaluating the potentially catastrophic national security repercussions of such a dangerous penetration — and taking corrective action — its first order of business.

    Listen to the above with Frank Gaffney in the clip below:

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    DEVELOPING: Governor DeSantis Calls on Grand Jury to Investigate Covid Vaccine-Related Injuries (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 13, 2022 at 12:32pm

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday called on a statewide grand jury to investigate Covid vaccine-related injuries.

    “Today I’m announcing a petition with the Supreme Court of Florida to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate any and all wrongdoing in Florida with respect to Covid vaccines,” DeSantis said during a Covid vaccine accountability roundtable.

    “We anticipate that we will get the approval for that, that will be something that will be impaneled most likely in the Tampa Bay area and that will come with legal processes that will be able to get more information and to bring legal accountability for those who committed misconduct,” DeSantis added.

    Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said his office is initiating a program to study cases of myocarditis in vaccinated people.

    “We are initiating a program here in Florida where we will be studying the incidence in surveillance of myocarditis within a few weeks of Covid-19 vaccination for people who died,” Dr. Joseph Ladapo said.

    “This is going to be a surveillance study using, working with some of our medical examiners in Florida. We’re also going to be working with the University of Florida so there will be a component that has more of a research or research forum to it, but we will answer this question,” he said.

    “It is a question that I’m sure keeps the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna up late at night hoping no one ever looks, but we’re going to look here in Florida.”


  8. Breaking: State Senator Sonny Borrelli and Mohave County Arizona Voters File Lawsuit Against Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County Officials – Claim Fraudulent Midterm Election Dienfranchized Voters
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 13, 2022 at 10:45am

    Arizona State Senator Sonny Borrelli filed a lawsuit on Monday against Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County for disenfranchising Arizona voters by their lawless behavior in the 2022 midterm elections.

    Sonny Borrelli and John Doe plaintiffs filed the lawsuit against Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, County Recorder Stephen Richer, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and election director Scott Jarrett for their roles in the fraudulent and uncertifiable 2022 midterm election.

    Mohave County delayed certification of their election results following the midterm election amid expressed uncertainty over the validity of Maricopa County’s results. They certified their results about two weeks ago. Chairman Ron Gould stated during the certification that he was compelled under threat of arrest to certify the results.

    Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo lashed out at Senator Borrelli after the filing.

  9. ZEROING IN: Missouri AG’s Office Issues “Preservation Of Evidence” For Feds’ Communications With Twitter – Believes Feds Are Hiding Evidence from Investigators
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published December 13, 2022 at 9:45am

    What did Twitter communicate with the federal government? We are getting closer to finding out.

    Then-Twitter Deputy General Counsel James Baker was involved in the decision to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story on Twitter.

    This is despite the fact it was known the materials weren’t hacked.

    One of the Twitter executives involved in the decision to suppress the Hunter laptop story in October 2020 was none other than former FBI lawyer James Baker.

    Baker ‘resigned’ from the FBI in 2018 and began working for Twitter in June 2020.

  10. Hillary’s 2016 Campaign CFO and Biden’s Head of SEC Is Caught Hiding Meetings with Hillary, Soros, Pelosi and Others From His Calendar
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 13, 2022 at 8:15am

    Gary Gensler, Hillary Clinton’s former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of her failed 2016 Election campaign, has been hiding something.

    The Gateway Pundit has reported on Gensler before. Gensler oversaw Hillary’s campaign finances when millions were paid to Christopher Steel to fabricate lies about then-candidate Trump being tied to Russia.

  11. BREAKING: SEC’s Indictment of FTX’s Bankman-Fried Released – Any Mention of the AMOUNT of Donations from FTX to Politicians is Omitted – (Attached)
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 13, 2022 at 8:30am

    The court filing of the SEC’s case against Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) was released this morning. Attached and below is the filing with some initial observations.

    Bob Bishop shared these observations with TGP this morning and on Twitter.

    The complaint is 28 pages long.

    Though it was clear that the company could not make its payments, executives at FTX took out millions in personal loans. The company was involved in a variety of activities as well, including ‘yield farming.”

  12. Judge Orders Kari Lake, Katie Hobbs, Maricopa County Elections Officials to Appear at Emergency Hearing Regarding Election Contest Lawsuit – Listen Live at 11 AM Mountain Time
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published December 13, 2022 at 7:45am

    Judge Peter Thompson has ordered Kari Lake and Defendants Katie Hobbs, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and Elections Directors to appear in court in Kari Lake’s election contest lawsuit against them.

    According to some familiar with the matter, Kari Lake will appear at the hearing opposite Katie Hobbs.

    The Gateway Pundit has written numerous reports on Kari Lake’s historic lawsuit to nullify and overturn the stolen Midterm Election or hold a new election free from conflicts of interest.

    The corrupt anti-Kari Lake officials who ran this election are responsible for potentially criminal actions.

  13. Why Are Retired Generals Receiving Pentagon Waivers To “Consult” For Foreign Governments? Congress Wants To Know
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published December 13, 2022 at 12:55pm

    The Hill reported:

    Three House members on Tuesday sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to ask for additional details about how former generals receive waivers to consult on behalf of foreign governments

    The lawmakers said they are concerned about a lack of transparency in the waiver approval process and reporting to Congress, the lack of standardized internal procedures at the Defense Department to implement the waiver approval process and the lack of enforcement when retired personnel violate the law through failing to report that they are advising for a foreign government

  14. Karine Jean-Pierre Won’t Say if Biden will Return Millions of Dollars of Campaign Donations Received From Sam Bankman-Fried (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 13, 2022 at 3:17pm

    White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday won’t say if Joe Biden will return millions of dollars of campaign donations received from Sam Bankman-Fried.

    Sam Bankman-Fried, a 30-year-old Democrat darling, spent more than $40 million to fund Democrats through his Ponzi scheme disguised as a crypto exchange he founded.

    The FTX crypto company gave at least $40 million to Democrat candidates and causes in the midterms.

    Up to $2 billion is ‘missing’ after FTX collapsed last month.

    Sam Bankman-Fried was one of Joe Biden’s biggest donors.

    Bankman-Fried was arrested by Bahamian authorities on Monday, just one day before he was set to testify before Congress.

    How convenient.

    AP reporter Zeke Miller asked KJP if Biden will return the millions he received from Sam Bankman-Fried.

    “The president received campaign donations…from [SBF] and many prominent Democrats did as well. Will the president return that donation? Does he call on all politicians who got campaign donations that may have come from customer money to return [them]?”

    Karine Jean-Pierre declined to comment.

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  15. Christina Bobb Joins the War Room and Outlines the Mohave County Election Lawsuit in Arizona
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 13, 2022 at 2:55pm

    Christina Bobb opines on today’s lawsuit in Arizona involving Mohave County.

    Earlier today, TGP reported that Mohave County in Arizona filed a lawsuit against Arizona’s corrupt Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, and Maricopa County. The claim is that because of the messed up Maricopa County election, the voters of Mohave County in Arizona were disenfranchised.

    Mohave County delayed certification of their election results following the midterm election amid expressed uncertainty over the validity of Maricopa County’s results. They certified their results about two weeks ago. Chairman Ron Gould stated during the certification that he was compelled under threat of arrest to certify the results.

    Christina Bobb was on the War Room this morning where she discussed this case.

    Bobb discussed the fact that Maricopa County effectively outsourced signature validation in the state which goes against state law. “The county is not allowed to outsource important aspects of the election. There’s nothing in the law that allows them to do that.”

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    This work in Maricopa is outsourced to Runbeck which is the printer of ballots in Maricopa County and across the country as well.

    Bobb also mentioned our post yesterday where we outlined the many connections between Runbeck and the Democrat Party.

    The signature verification was also performed by Runbeck in Arizona on the absentee ballots just like in 2020 and this as well is being performed unlawfully in the state.

    Watch the entire interview with Christing Bobb below to find out what is going on in this new lawsuit in Arizona.

  16. McConnell Trashes Trump: “Our Ability to Control the Primary Outcome Was Quite Limited in 2022 Because of Support of the Former President” (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 13, 2022 at 2:35pm

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday lashed out at President Trump and blamed 2022 losses on support of the former president.

    Recall, Mitch McConnell held up funds for Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters and other solid MAGA candidates.

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    McConnell funded RINOs like Murkowski from Alaska and dissed Trump-endorsed candidates.

    McConnell on Tuesday told reporters that the GOP didn’t do well in 2022 because of Trump.

    Not a word about the brazen Democrat voter fraud and disenfranchisement in Maricopa County.

    The GOP just needs more RINO/establishment candidates, according to McConnell.

    “We ended up having a candidate quality test,” McConnell said. “Look at Arizona. Look at New Hampshire. And the challenging situation in Georgia as well.”

    “Our ability to control the primary outcome was quite limited in ‘22 because the support of the former president proved to be very decisive in these primaries. So my view was do the best you can with the cards you’re dealt. Now hopefully in the next cycle we’ll have quality candidates everywhere and a better outcome.”

    (Richard: The voters are supposed to control the elections not the party leaders.

    The people elected are suppose to represent the voters not the party leaders. McConnel wants people who do what he says not what the voters say.)

  17. BRUTAL: GOP Reps Ask Trans Activist If Extremist Rhetoric Online Leads to Violence – Then Posts Up Several Violent Tweets from Same Radical Trans Activist
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 13, 2022 at 1:30pm

    This was brutal.

    On Tuesday GOP Rep. Nancy Mace and Rep. Byron Donalds confronted radical trans activist Alejandra Caraballo during testimony in front of the Oversight Committee in Washington DC.

    Democrats assembled a group of radical leftists to come in and discuss extremism and white supremacy in front of the House Oversight Committee.

    During questioning Rep. Nancy Mace (R-VA) asked the far left panel if they believed extremist rhetoric leads to violence. When all of the leftists agreed that words online lead to violence Rep. Mace then confronted trans activist Alejandra Caraballo with several of her tweets calling for violence against Supreme Court Justices.

  18. Iranian News Wire shared the details of 28 Iranians sentenced to death for participation in anti-regime protests following the murder of 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini from injuries sustained at the hands of regime thugs.

    Amini was arrested for the “improper” wearing of a hijab. Since her murder, Iran has been engulfed in massive protests against the government.

    Last week, Mohsen Shekari was the first person to be executed in connection with the anti-regime protests.


  19. When Stupid People Rule
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer was wrong. Stupidity is dangerous, but we have no choice but to reason with and combat it.
    By Vincent McCaffrey

    December 12, 2022
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian, was wrong. He may have been a great and holy man, but he was terribly wrong. While awaiting execution by the Nazis, I imagine he must have thought about this matter very deeply before writing, in Letters and Papers from Prison, these bitter words in his prison cell:

    Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed—in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical—and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for when dealing with a stupid person than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous.

    But he was wrong. Nearly every line contains a contestable point. For example, “One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force.” Not so. Think about the most recent protesters in Iran and China. The evil in those two nations will not, in the end, be prevented. It may be overturned, but without good foundations, those dictatorships will be only replaced by some other evil—just as the Soviet Union fell, only to be replaced by a different tyrant and his oligarchs.

    The key to the issue is that Bonhoeffer was speaking about people—not theories about people, but the genuine article. People can be stupid about one thing and terribly clever about another. In fact, that is the way most people are. The cartoon example of this, the mathematical genius who can’t tie his shoes, is closer to the reality of what people are than the notion of someone who is simply and thoroughly stupid for his faults.

  20. Tim Canova: Supreme Court Considers Case Seeking to Overturn 2020 Presidential Election
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 13, 2022 at 6:50pm

    Guest post by Tim Canova

    While there has been much public attention on the U.S. Supreme Court’s present consideration of the “independent state legislature” theory in Moore v. Harper involving North Carolina’s redistricting, that case would not immediately upend the 2020 Presidential Election. In contrast, a little-known case that appeared recently on the Court docket could do just that. The case of Brunson v. Adams, not even reported in the mainstream media, was filed pro se by ordinary American citizens – four brothers from Utah — seeking the removal of President Biden and Vice President Harris, along with 291 U.S. Representatives and 94 U.S. Senators who voted to certify the Electors to the Electoral College on January 6, 2021 without first investigating serious allega

  21. Feds in the Shadows: Leaked Documents Indicate over 300 Members of Oath Keepers May Be Current or Former DHS Employees – Not Clear How Many Are Federal Operatives
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 13, 2022 at 5:35pm

    Feds in the Shadows –

    A leaked list of Oath Keepers members was published on Tuesday at the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) website.

    It is not clear how POGO got this list.

    The list included current or former employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) including members of the Border Patrol, Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Secret Service.

    It is not clear how many of these men and women were federal operatives but the number is likely significant.

    Despite the constant attacks by the liberal media and Democrat politicians, the Oath Keepers is not a criminal organization

  22. DOJ’s SDNY Released Their List of Charges Against Sam Bankman-Fried – Could Face Up to 115 Years – No Mention of Ukraine
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 13, 2022 at 8:20pm

    Sam Bankman-Fried was formally charged by the Department of Justice’s Southern District of New York today.

    As reported earlier, the SBF and his parents showed up at the court in the Bahamas.

    SBF was denied bail by the judge. Daily Mail reported on the denial and shared a picture of when he was denied bail.

  23. JAIL PELOSI: Feds and Media Now Claim There Was a Mysterious Website Discovered on Dec. 20 with Over 500 Pages of Threats and Discussions of Killing Lawmakers and Terrorism on Jan. 6 – And We Are JUST NOW HEARING THIS??
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 13, 2022 at 7:50pm

    On January 6, 2021, Capitol Police killed four Trump supporters at the US Capitol. Dozens of federal operatives were working inside the enormous Trump crowd that day and promoting violence. The media hid this for years from the American public.

    Now tonight a new report was released of a mysterious website that had over 500 pages of threats and discussions of murder and violence at the US Capitol on January 6.

    For some reason that report was just released today by Yahoo News.

    Why now?

    And what website are they talking about?

    And if this is true, Nancy Pelosi should be indicted and jailed. It was Pelosi who blocked Nationa Guard from the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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