Reader’s Links for January 10th, 2023

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70 Replies to “Reader’s Links for January 10th, 2023”

  1. Testing…testing… technical deep dive into the VTB comment posting data capacities. Purely for scientific purposes. No bias and/or political motives. Thank you for your patience and understanding for this most necessary housekeeping exercise. Apologies in advance for any self-inflicted gunshot wounds and/or cathartic projectile vomiting.

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    Have a great day!

    • Love the comment “Just listening to Justine lowered my IQ”

      Thanks for the sprinkling Johnny, this peoplekind now finds it hard to look at that little pathetic creature.

        • If there were to be an election in Canada today, Justine would not win says Liberal, Nick Nanos. SHOCKING LOL. Methinks Canadians are tired of the divisive, name calling, 2+2=5, little global puppet.

          What about the Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, the board member of the World Economic Forum, is it not a conflict of interest that she sits on the board with other freaks who are pitching One World Government? Is it not treasonous, does she not represent the COUNTRY of CANADA?

        • Sorry Chrystia and Justine but Environmental Social Government, ESG is not for me.

          Change your citizenship, move to Switzerland, be happy with your commie friends, you are no longer appreciated.

  2. JUST IN: Arizona Freedom Caucus Announces Plans To Sue Katie Hobbs For Unconstitutional Gender Identity Executive Order Before Turning Backs On Hobbs And Walking Out on Her SOTU Address
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published January 10, 2023 at 7:00am
    136 Comments

    De-facto Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs already signed four executive orders just one week into her term.

    As The Gateway Pundit reported, Kari Lake recently appealed her historic lawsuit to overturn the highly questionable election, arguing the trial court and Maricopa County Judge Peter Thompson dismissed “explosive findings.”

    Moments after she was sworn into office, Hobbs signed the “Protecting Employment Opportunity,” aimed at prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

    This is why brave Republican Arizona Legislators turned their backs on the Hobbs “Democratic Fascism” regime and walked out during Hobbs’ first State of the State address on Monday. State Senator Jake Hoffman later said in a statement that Katie Hobbs’ far-left, woke agenda “elevates her actions to tyrannical.”

    On Election Day in Maricopa County, over 50% of tabulators and printers failed the moment that polls opened, causing voters to be turned away from the polls and creating long wait times of four hours or more. According to cybersecurity expert Clay Parikh’s testimony, this was an intentional act aimed at disenfranchising Republican voters who turned out 3:1 for Trump-Endorsed candidates. County Elections officials failed to give an adequate explanation of these failures and seemingly lied under oath in Kari Lake’s recent trial. This and other election catastrophes in Maricopa County possibly stole the election from Kari Lake

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/just-arizona-freedom-caucus-announces-plans-sue-katie-hobbs-unconstitutional-gender-identity-executive-order-turning-backs-hobbs-walking-sotu-address/

    • Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs Signs Executive Order Establishing “Elections Task Force” On Anniversary of Jan. 6
      By Jordan Conradson
      Published January 10, 2023 at 2:00pm
      72 Comments

      De-facto Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has already signed four executive orders just one week into her term.

      The Gateway Pundit reported on Katie Hobbs’ ‘First 100 Days Initiative‘ to bring radical change in her first 100 days as Governor. Alleging attempts to “illegally legislate via executive order fiat in order to advance her woke agenda,” the Arizona Freedom Caucus has announced that they will sue Katie Hobbs for her unconstitutional bypass of the legislature

      Hobbs’ radical use of executive authority led brave Republican Arizona Legislators to turn their backs on the Hobbs “Democratic Fascism” regime and walk out during Hobbs’ first State of the State address on Monday. State Senator Jake Hoffman later said in a statement that Katie Hobbs’ far-left, woke agenda “elevates her actions to tyrannical.”

      Hoffman and the Arizona Freedom Caucus slammed Hobbs in a statement, after demonstrating their contempt for the “election riddled with violations of Arizona law” and Hobbs’ embrace of “the left’s extreme, woke agenda.”

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/arizona-governor-katie-hobbs-signs-executive-order-establishing-elections-task-force-anniversary-jan-6/

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    Advertisement – story Speaker McCarthy Moves to Remove Eric Swalwell, Adam Schiff and Ilhan Omar from Congressional Committees
    By Jim Hoft
    Published January 10, 2023 at 7:30am
    396 Comments

    Kevin McCarthy told reporters on Monday that Democrat Representatives Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and serial liar Adam Schiff will not be serving on the committees they served on previously.

    McCarthy confirmed this with reporters on Monday night.

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    Eric Swalwell famously had a relationship with Chinese spy Fang Fang.

    Ilhan Omar broke federal immigration laws when she married her brother

    Adam Schiff is a serial liar and a favorite of the far-left mainstream media.

    CNN reported:

    House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Monday night that Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar will not be members of the committees they previously served on.

    Schiff served as chair of the House Intelligence Committee during the last Congress when Democrats controlled the majority. Swalwell was a member of the same panel.

    “Those two won’t be on intel,” McCarthy said, referring to Schiff and Swalwell

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/speaker-mccarthy-moves-remove-eric-swalwell-adam-schiff-ilhan-omar-congressional-committees/

    • ctv – Can Canada prepare for an increase in ‘kraken’ cases? | Cardiologist on new COVID-19 subvariant

      Cardiologist and epidemiologist Dr. Christopher Labos discusses the latest Omicron subvariant and if it will become the dominant strain of COVID.

    • global news – Masks recommended on long flights amid COVID variant spread: WHO

      Countries should consider recommending passengers wear masks on long-haul flights to counter the latest Omicron subvariant of COVID-19, given its rapid spread across the U.S., World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Tuesday.

      In Europe, the XBB.1.5 subvariant is being detected in small but growing numbers, WHO officials said in a press briefing.

      Passengers should wear masks in high-risk settings, said WHO’s senior emergency officer for Europe, Catherine Smallwood, adding “this should be a recommendation issued to passengers arriving from anywhere where there is widespread COVID-19 transmission.”

      The XBB.1.5 subvariant — the most transmissible Omicron sub-variant that has been detected so far — accounted for 27.6 per cent of COVID-19 cases in the United States for the week ending Jan. 7, U.S. health officials have said.

      It remains unclear if XBB.1.5 will cause its own wave of infections around the world. Current vaccines continue to protect against severe symptoms, hospitalization and death, experts say.

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    • the babylon bee – Experts Say They Don’t Know What Thing Is Causing Everyone To Suddenly Collapse, But It’s Definitely Not That One Thing

      U.S. — Medical experts are absolutely stumped as to what could be causing the recent uptick in healthy, young people everywhere that are suddenly collapsing with heart failure. Despite their uncertainty, experts do feel confident that we can rule out that one thing as the culprit.

      “It’s too early to say what could be causing this, but it’s never too early to say what isn’t causing this,” said local expert, Dr. Scott Rufflinger. “This could be caused by anything. But the one thing we know for certain is that it’s definitely not what we’re all thinking that’s behind this — if you know what I mean.

      We can go ahead and rule that thing out right now because Science just called us on the phone and told us not to discuss it. We always follow Science.”

      According to sources, experts have been working tirelessly around the clock to try and get to the bottom of why so many seemingly perfectly healthy, athletic people are falling over suddenly. “I wish I could point to something in the past year or two that large groups of people were exposed to, or forced into, but nothing comes to mind,” added Dr. Rufflinger. “If only there was one thing all these patients had in common.”

      At publishing time, experts said they had narrowed down the list of what most likely was causing these sudden health issues down to: climate change, racism, Christian Nationalism, standing up too quickly, standing up too slowly, and not eating enough bugs.

      https://babylonbee.com/news/experts-say-they-dont-know-what-thing-is-causing-everyone-to-suddenly-collapse-but-its-definitely-not-that-one-thing

    • CBC – ‘My body was burning’: Suffering since COVID shots, Gatineau man desperate for relief

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      Tisir Otahbachi developed debilitating skin condition after getting Moderna vaccine in 2021

      A Gatineau, Que., man who developed a severe skin condition after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine says he’s ready to give up on Canada’s health-care system and seek treatment abroad.

      Mohammed Tisir Otahbachi, 29, received his first dose of the Moderna vaccine on July 15, 2021, at a Walmart pharmacy in Gatineau. Ten days later, small acne-like blisters appeared on his right hand.

      Otahbachi, who goes by his middle name, told CBC he had never experienced any kind of skin problem before. He tried a topical cream suggested by a pharmacist, but it didn’t work.

      While serious complications from COVID-19 vaccines are rare, Otahbachi had a sneaking suspicion his shot might have had something to do with the rash. Nevertheless, he was eager to receive his second dose and returned to the same pharmacy for another Moderna jab on Aug. 13, 2021.

      “Two days after that, like 48 hours later, almost the whole of my body — my hands, arms, my legs, even my back — it was [hit with] the same thing, and it started burning a little bit. There was some pain,” Otahbachi recalled.

      “I recognized there is something happening on my body because of the vaccine.”

      Couldn’t find a doctor
      Accompanied by his father, Otahbachi, who has no family doctor, went to the Gatineau Hospital. After waiting 23 hours and learning it could be many more, they left.

      Otahbachi said he tried every doctor’s office he could find in Gatineau, then began calling medical clinics in Montreal, Mirabel, Terrebonne and even Quebec City, more than 400 kilometres away. None were accepting new patients. Numerous attempts to book an appointment at a local walk-in clinic proved equally fruitless.

      By then it was September, and Otahbachi’s skin condition was worsening. He had been working as a mover and Uber driver, but the painful rash that covered much of his body cost him both jobs.

      “I couldn’t work because my body was burning. I was not able to touch anything, even the water,” said Otahbachi, who was reduced to washing with baby wipes.

      Increasingly desperate, Otahbachi began searching for a doctor in Ontario, where Quebec residents must pay out of pocket for some health-care services.

      His wife, Fatima Outaleb, was working from home for a major insurance company, but the couple was expecting a baby and money was tight.

      ‘I was dying’
      With a loan from his father, Mohammad Tawfiq, Otahbachi finally managed to get an appointment at a medical centre in Ottawa. He was prescribed a hydrocortisone/anti-fungal cream and tablets used to treat bacterial infections, and referred to a dermatologist. The dermatologist prescribed him antihistamine tablets and more ointment.

      None of the medication helped. By that point it was March 2022, more than eight months since Otahbachi’s first vaccine dose.

      “At that time I was dying, I needed any solution,” he said. “The pain I was in, you cannot imagine it. I couldn’t sleep [for] many nights, months, weeks … my normal life was done.”

      Throughout his ordeal, Otahbachi noticed something else: none of the doctors he had consulted appeared willing to acknowledge any possible link between his vaccination the previous summer and the sudden onset of his skin condition.

      One doctor he visited suggested his condition was an allergic reaction to his gloves, or the shampoo he’d been using for years.

      “The doctors that I’ve been to, they were very worried and scared to mention or say my condition … is because of the COVID vaccine. They were very worried about that,” he said.

      Severe reactions rare

      Moderna acknowledges a “remote chance” that its COVID-19 vaccines will cause severe allergic reactions, including “a bad rash all over your body,” but says such symptoms typically occur within a few minutes of injection.

      The Public Health Agency of Canada notes that serious adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are extremely rare, representing just 0.011 per cent of the more than 95 million doses administered in this country as of Dec. 9.

      Still, there have been 20 reported cases of erythema multiforme, a skin reaction that can be triggered either by an infection or by some medicines, in people who received the Moderna vaccine.

      Other studies have noted “growing evidence” of a link between COVID-19 vaccines and various cutaneous reactions including pruritus (itching), urticaria (a raised, itchy rash), angioedema (swelling) and morbilliform (measles-like) eruptions.

      Both Outaleb and Tawfiq told CBC that prior to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Otahbachi had never experienced any sort of skin ailment.

      Allergist notes possible link
      That spring, Outaleb gave birth to the couple’s first child, Julia, in Winchester, Ont. For pediatric care, they were referred to a family physician in Ingleside, Ont., about 100 kilometres from their home. (Unable to find adequate maternity care near Gatineau, Outaleb had also turned to Ontario.)

      On their first visit with their newborn daughter, the doctor, Michael Bensimon, noticed Otahbachi’s blisters.

      “[He] said, ‘What’s that on your hands?'” Ohtabachi recalled. “He told me, ‘This is because of the COVID vaccine, yeah?'”

      Bensimon referred Otahbachi to Ottawa allergist Antony Ham Pong, who on Aug. 29 provided him with a letter confirming that Otahbachi suffered “a severe blistering, weeping peeling eczematoid skin reaction” shortly after receiving the Moderna vaccine.

      “There appears to be a significant temporal relationship to receiving the vaccine and his skin symptoms,” Ham Pong wrote. “While there is no absolute proof that the COVID-19 vaccine caused this condition, the time relationship … strongly suggests that the vaccine played a role in bringing these symptoms on.”

      Ham Pong told CBC he has seen cases of hives among other patients who received the Moderna vaccine, but those mostly occurred after booster shots. He said to his knowledge, Otahbachi’s case of chronic dermatitis appears relatively unique.

      “You have to have a number of people reporting this to say, OK, there is a link,” Ham Pong said. “From my point of view, we’re trying to manage his condition, whatever the cause of it.”

      Seeking compensation
      Armed with that letter, Otahbachi reached out to his MP Greg Fergus and his MNA Mathieu Lévesque, whose offices assisted him in applying to Quebec’s vaccine injury compensation program for financial relief.

      It was a long shot. By the end of last March, 125 claims had been filed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, of which only eight had been evaluated and only three had resulted in payouts.

      (It’s not known how many of those claims were related to COVID-19 vaccines, though the program’s administrators acknowledge a spike in applications since the pandemic was declared.)

      In late October, Otahbachi received a reply from Quebec’s health ministry informing him that to complete his claim, he’d need to obtain a letter from a physician practising in that province. He was back to square one.

      “I was dying for over four or five months to find a doctor in Quebec, and I couldn’t,” he said.

      Doug Angus, a professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management and an expert in health economics and policy, called Otahbachi’s ordeal a “classic example” of a chronic shortcoming of Canada’s health-care system.

      “This image that we have of a Canadian health-care system being portable from one province to another province is kind of a fallacy,” Angus said. “It’s frustrating for people who, like this individual, get caught right in the middle of it.”

      Otahbachi has now paid hundreds of dollars to consult doctors in Ontario, not including the cost of his prescriptions that aren’t covered by Quebec’s health insurance plan.

      Quebec’s health ministry declined CBC’s request for an interview about Otahbachi’s case, but wrote in French in an email that “the declaration of a clinical event related to vaccination … does not constitute a claim under the compensation plan.”

      The ministry reiterated that the physician representing the claimant before the medical review committee that assesses claims for compensation “must have a licence to practise in good standing and be a member of the Collège des médecins du Québec.”

      Some physicians may be hesitant to draw a link between COVID-19 vaccines and serious medical complications, said Earl Brown, a professor emeritus of virology at the University of Ottawa.

      Diagnosis difficult

      Earl Brown, a professor emeritus of virology at the University of Ottawa, said diagnosing such cases can be extremely difficult for physicians.

      “Sometimes they don’t know what caused it, and so they don’t feel they can associate it with the vaccine. But you have to be careful you don’t rule things out when you have no reason to rule them out,” he said. “Those are tricky situations, but I think it happens all too often.”

      According to Brown, some medical professionals may be extra cautious because they don’t want to fan the flames of the vaccination debate.

      “There’s a big nervousness about amplifying negative stories about vaccine,” he said. “People are very careful because the anti-vaxxers will take anything and run with it, whether it’s on-base or off-base.”

      Last fall, Ham Pong suggested one more possible option to ease Otahbachi’s suffering: injections of a drug called dupilumab, approved by Health Canada in 2017 under the brand name Dupixent.

      The hitch with Dupixent was the cost. At more than $1,000 a shot, and with biweekly doses required for at least a year, Otahbachi was staring at a $30,000 prescription that he couldn’t possibly afford.

      While Ham Pong explored the possibility of getting the drug covered for his out-of-province patient, he referred Otahbachi to another allergist at The Ottawa Hospital who was able to at least get him started with samples.

      After two injections, Otahbachi’s symptoms have improved considerably but haven’t disappeared entirely. He fears as soon as the free doses run out, the painful rash that has tortured him for well over a year will return.

      His faith in Canadian health care shattered, Otahbachi has begun exploring treatment options in Morocco and Turkey.

      “Here, actually I feel like … I’m wasting my time, I’m wasting my health, I’m wasting my body. It’s [a] hopeless case,” he said.

      Outaleb, still the family’s sole breadwinner, said it’s been heartbreaking to watch her husband’s suffering.

      “I really feel sorry for that because he does not deserve it. He’s a great dad, he’s a great husband,” she said. “As a family we’re a victim of what happened. It’s not really fair for a family who are just starting their life to live this.”

      https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid-vaccine-moderna-side-effect-government-help-1.6294908

  4. Brazil: Up to 1700 Patriots Held in Lula’s Concentration Camp, 2 Allegedly Dead
    By Richard Abelson
    Published January 10, 2023 at 8:00am
    60 Comments

    Protestors being held without food, water or sanitation

    Up to 1700 peaceful Brasilian protestors have been taken to a gym and held without charges or lawyers, without toilets, food or water for over 16 hours, including children and old folks. Two people are reported dead.

    “They put two thousand people in a warehouse without food or water, ignoring the presumption of innocence or due process. The prisoners have no access to their lawyers. The result is two people dead so far,” writes Rio Deputy Douglas Gomes.

    The Federal Police have denied that anyone has died.

    TRENDING: HORRIBLE NEWS: President Trump Reveals Lynette Hardaway of ‘Diamond and Silk’ Has Died

    Videos show people crying out for water and elderly people needing urgent medical attention:

    Videos showed people being taken away on stretchers:

    https://twitter.com/JaspionRedPiLLL/status/1612617370853326849?s=20&t=wIiv1k8pDayRMpQtUom0mg

    Children and old people are also being held illegally in what has become known as “Lula’s Concentration Camp”.

    Journalist José Aparecido called it “a SERIOUS crime against humanity” and called for “international bodies for the defense of human rights to be called urgently, as there are reports of deaths that will be hidden by the militant press, just as the videos that show the infiltrators responsible for the invasions are being hidden. People in the first Brazilian concentration camp are desperate.”

    Only 200-400 protestors were arrested while trespassing in the government buildings Sunday, Jan. 8. The other approx. 1400 protestors were peacefully encamped on the grounds of the Army HQ, where protestors had been encamped for 60 days, as Jornal de Cidade reports.

    A video seems to show a man with a megaphone instructing protestors to board buses which will “take them to safety”.

    The video seems to show protestors getting nervous, as a female voice says “We want to get off the busses.”

    Busses being used to evacuate the pprotest camp

    These buses then took the protestors to the gymnasium of the National Academy of the Federal Police, where they are being held in the style of a Bosnian concentration camp.

    Matt Tyrmand told Tucker Carlson that “there were many agents provocateurs” at the National Congress storming Jan. 8, “doing incredible gross damage, breaking windows and such, and it looks like this is turning into a Reichstag fire and being used to clamp down on these democratic protests.”

    “The camps have been disbanded by executive mandate”, Tyrmand said, “and now they’ve set up a concentration camp, where 1200 Brazilian citizens are locked in the gymnasium of the National Police training center, and it has been reported that two of them have died.”

    “Elon Musk fired the ENTIRE TEAM of Twitter in Brazil, including those responsible for moderating content, after discovering that employees benefited leftist politicians in the Brazilian elections”, Brazil in English reported. This was in November, as Natalie Winters told Steve Bannon:

    Matt Tyrmand talks to Steve Bannon on “War Room”:

    Matt Tyrmand talks to Emerald Robinson:

    https://twitter.com/JamileDavies/status/1612808184531484674?s=20&t=rfnd35bz4qW6hnG2LJqFEw

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    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/brazil-1700-patriots-held-lulas-concentration-camp-2-allegedly-dead/

    • Lula and China Will Build a Marxist Super-State in South America Unless Lula Is Forced to Comply with Election Laws
      By Joe Hoft
      Published January 10, 2023 at 8:30am
      32 Comments

      Mathew Tyrmand was on the War Room with Steve Bannon yesterday and he discussed the ramifications of Lula stealing the election in Brazil.

      First, Bannon and Tyrmand discussed what Lula’s gang is supposed to do and why it won’t do it:

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      Let’s not be naive. They cannot hand over the machines, the code, and the tabulation data because the second they do, they’re a reason why they didn’t comply with any of the audits or any of the petitions of the court, if they do, you know the old joke about that kid’s game, their battleship is sunk.

      To stop protests demanding that Lula complies with the law, the corrupt courts are clamping down and arresting anyone who protests and dares say that the election was stolen. Those arrested are being tortured by the Lula government using Stalin-like approaches.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/lula-china-will-build-marxist-super-state-south-america-unless-lula-forced-comply-election-laws/

    • RUMBLE VIDEO – What’s really happening in Brazil? Matthew Tyrmand with Sebastian Gorka on AMERICA First

      ( 9 min 06 )

      Sebastian talks to Matthew Tyrmand about the historic protests in Brazil, the stolen election that led to them, and how the international elite had been working to overthrow the populist government in Brazil the same way they opposed President Trump.

      https://rumble.com/v24n6dc-whats-really-happening-in-brazil-matthew-tyrmand-with-sebastian-gorka-on-am.html

    • global news – Brasilia riot: Lula vows to get to bottom of “coup” as Brazilians march for democracy

      Thousands of Brazilians gathered in São Paulo on Monday to demand punishment for those who attacked Brazil’s Supreme Court, Congress and presidential palace a day earlier.

      Neto Duarte, a demonstrator, said the attack was the worst moment in the country’s history since the 1964 coup that established a military dictatorship. On Sunday, supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro rampaged through the buildings, smashing windows, furniture and artwork.

      “The fight now is to support the government that was democratically elected and we are not going to leave the streets,” Duarte said.

      President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva vowed to get to the bottom of what he called a “coup,” saying he would work to find those responsible for organizing the riot.

      He added that as of Monday, 1,500 who took part in the attack had been detained and would be held in jail until the investigation was finished.

  5. Arizona State Senators Call For Investigation Into Katie Hobbs Charging Donors As Much As $250,000 Using “Dark Money” Group Headquartered At Democrat Law Firm For Inaugural Events
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published January 10, 2023 at 8:45am
    20 Comments

    Democratic Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs, whose election is still under question and litigation, is now under fire after it was revealed that Hobbs sold tickets to her inaugural events for as much as $250,000, reportedly using a “dark money” operation.

    As The Gateway Pundit reported, Hobbs was sworn into power on Monday, January 2, at a private ceremony closed to the public and media. In a bizarre moment of incompetence and unseriousness, Hobbs bursted into laughter after she was told to solemnly swear that she will support the Constitution.

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    We later reported on Hobbs’ privately funded inauguration ceremony, held on the Arizona Capitol grounds last Thursday. Again, Hobbs hid from reporters, and she was nowhere to be found after her inaugural address.

    Days after the ceremony, Hobbs celebrated her inauguration with an unimpressive black-t

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/ready-arizona-state-senators-call-investigation-katie-hobbs-charging-donors-much-250000-using-dark-money-group-headquartered-democrat-law-firm-inaugural-events/

  6. RINO Senator Sasse Officially Resigns — Here’s The Favorite To Replace Him
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published January 10, 2023 at 9:15am
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    RINO Senator Ben Sasse is becoming the next president of the University of Florida.

    Due to this, he is resigning from the Senate – his replacement will be named by Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen.

    Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse formally resigned from the U.S. Senate over the weekend to take a job as the next president of the University of Florida.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/rino-senator-sasse-officially-resigning-favorite-replace/

  7. TRUST YOUR SENSES – Comparison of Trump, Bolsonaro, Biden and Lula’s Crowd Sizes
    By Joe Hoft
    Published January 10, 2023 at 9:00am
    26 Comments

    Trust your senses.

    One simple comparison of a political candidate’s popularity is the number of people supporting that candidate. When using this comparison in recent US and Brazilian elections, it is easy to see who the winners were and who were not.

    n 2020, Joe Biden was awarded the Presidency based on corrupt and uncertifiable results in multiple states. But enthusiasm and crowd sizes painted a very different picture.

    Above you can see President Trump’s 2016 Inauguration crowd compared to Joe Biden’s in 2020. President Trump received 12 million more votes in 2020 and yet Biden was awarded the Presidency

    We compared Trump to Biden rallies between Labor Day and Election Day in 2020 and the results were shocking. President Trump entertained 1.1 million rallygoers to Biden’s less than 2,000.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/trust-eyes-comparison-trump-bolsonaro-biden-lulas-crowd-sizes/

    • Brazilian Senator: Lula’s Justice Minister Knew about Attack Beforehand – Stood by and Did Nothing
      By Richard Abelson
      Published January 10, 2023 at 10:55am
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      Brazilian Senator Marcos do Val says he has evidence the new leftist Justice Minister Flávio Dino was informed of the threat agaist the goivernment buidlings in Brasilia and did nothing. do Val Plans to visit the gym where protestors are being held without charges or amenities.

      “The Minister of Justice was informed of the attacks the day before. The moment it started, he went to the ministry window, looked out and did nothing. I have already started to find evidence that President Lula was also aware of what was going to happen and did nothing”, Senator do Val tweeted, along with a copy of the letter he sent to the Justice Minister, demanding to know what Dino knew in advance of the attacks.

      Dino is a former member of the Communist Party of Brazil and militant.

      Many images have been posted of provocateurs and infiltrators causing violence at the Jan. 8 protests in Brasilia, and at the prior Dec. 12 protests. The pro-Democarcy protests are a prayerful abd lkargely Christian movement whicch remained peaceful for two months.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/brazilian-senator-lulas-justice-minister-knew-attack-beforehand-stood-nothing/

    • Is the International Media and Global Socialist Movement Trying to Make Brazil’s Sunday Protests Their Jan 6 Event and Reichstag Fire?
      By Joe Hoft
      Published January 10, 2023 at 10:20am
      50 Comments

      The protests on Sunday in Brazilia, the Brazilian Capital are being portrayed by the socialists and the media as a violent and harrowing event led by anti-Bolsonaro protests.

      In the US, Democrat Rep. AOC called the protesters fascists while calling for them all to be punished.

      Just like Jan 6 protests, the far-left socialists don’t want to discuss why the people were protesting. They only want to punish.

      In Brazil, there is information supporting the elections that are required to be available for review by the military in their review of the election, but this was never provided. The reason it was not provided is that Lula would be removed from office if it was.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/media-socialists-trying-make-brazils-sunday-protests-jan-6-reichstag-fire/

  8. Torrential Rains Trigger Flash Floods Across California
    Tyler Durden’s Photo
    BY TYLER DURDEN
    TUESDAY, JAN 10, 2023 – 06:50 AM
    Update (1010ET):

    The next round of storms is slated for tonight.

    The next log on the atmospheric Splash Mountain will arrive with another dump of rain and snow across California tonight. Currently visible offshore via @Windycom app. #CAwx #flood #AtmosphericRiver pic.twitter.com/RB64zIBxNh

    — Aaron Jayjack (@aaronjayjack) January 10, 2023

    Since the end of December, a ‘parade of cyclones’ has swamped California. The latest round of torrential rain has caused flooding in Los Angeles County, and still unclear in the early morning hours of Tuesday the extent of the destruction, though social media video on Monday evening shows flooded streets, overflowing streams and rivers, and mudslides in what is usually a dry, sunny place where residents have to worry about drought.

    National Weather Service said 34 million people are under flood alerts across Southern and Central California through early Tuesday. In Los Angeles County, a flood warning is in effect through the evening.

    Yet another surge of moisture will inundate #California on #Tuesday for more heavy rain and flooding. A moderate threat (level 3 out of 4) for excessive rain and #flooding covers a large chunk of southern California, including the Los Angeles metro area. #TurnAroundDontDrown pic.twitter.com/BJg4pGfbyz

    — National Weather Service (@NWS) January 9, 2023
    Dramatic footage has surfaced on social media showing the widespread flooding.

    BREAKING: Ellen DeGeneres shares an intense clip of raging flood waters near her home in Montecito, California, which is under mandatory evacuation following the recent storm system in the area.#southerncalifornia #flooding pic.twitter.com/WetD81ocD2

    — Los Angeles Magazine (@LAmag) January

    https://www.zerohedge.com/weather/torrential-rains-trigger-flash-floods-across-california

  9. Since the end of December, a ‘parade of cyclones’ has swamped California. The latest round of torrential rain has caused flooding in Los Angeles County, and still unclear in the early morning hours of Tuesday the extent of the destruction, though social media video on Monday evening shows flooded streets, overflowing streams and rivers, and mudslides in what is usually a dry, sunny place where residents have to worry about drought.

    National Weather Service said 34 million people are under flood alerts across Southern and Central California through early Tuesday. In Los Angeles County, a flood warning is in effect through the evening.

    Yet another surge of moisture will inundate #California on #Tuesday for more heavy rain and flooding. A moderate threat (level 3 out of 4) for excessive rain and #flooding covers a large chunk of southern California, including the Los Angeles metro area. #TurnAroundDontDrown pic.twitter.com/BJg4pGfbyz

    — National Weather Service (@NWS) January 9, 2023
    Dramatic footage has surfaced on social media showing the widespread flooding.

    BREAKING: Ellen DeGeneres shares an intense clip of raging flood waters near her home in Montecito, California, which is under mandatory evacuation following the recent storm system in the area.#southerncalifornia #flooding pic.twitter.com/WetD81ocD2

    — Los Angeles Magazine (@LAmag) January

    The most powerful in a “relentless parade” of atmospheric rivers continues to pummel California.

    The big picture: This latest deadly storm has triggered evacuations and the closure of schools and major roads across California due to the threat of “torrential rain, widespread flooding, rapid water rises, mudslides and landslides with possible debris flows, heavy mountain snow and gusty high winds,” per the National Weather Service.

    Authorities called off the search for a 5-year-old boy who was swept away in floodwaters near Paso Robles in central coastal California, as the death toll from the barrage of severe storm systems increased to 14 Monday, AP reports.
    On Tuesday morning, severe thunderstorms swept across north-central California, knocking out power to tens of thousands and prompting rare tornado warnings.
    More than 16 inches of rain have already fallen in the mountains of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, and as much as 7.12 inches in Los Angeles County.

    https://www.axios.com/2023/01/09/california-atmospheric-river-storm-flooding-winds

  10. El Chapo’s Son Might Not Face US Justice for Years, If Ever
    The U.S. wants Ovidio Guzmán-López, but sources say his extradition will likely be painfully slow and plagued by corruption.
    KH
    By Keegan Hamilton

    Like father, like son — it’s true in many ways for imprisoned Sinaloa Cartel leader El Chapo and his son Ovidio Guzmán-López, who now faces extradition to the United States after his recent capture by the Mexican military in a chaotic operation.

    But while it took less than a year for Mexico to ship the 65-year-old El Chapo (real name: Joaquín Guzmán-Loera) off to the U.S. in January 2017, just a year after Mexican soldiers tracked him down for the final time, the extradition process will likely be different for Ovidio.

    Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard has said Ovidio, 32, alleged co-leader of a cartel faction known as Los Chapitos, will need to resolve charges in his native country prior to extradition, and on Friday a Mexican federal judge officially suspended the process.

    The wait now could vary from several months to years—or even never—according to lawyers and former U.S. law enforcement officials who’ve been involved in extraditions from Mexico. They described the process as plagued by corruption and painfully slow, especially in cases involving narco suspects with useful information to share with gringo investigators.

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3p7mg/el-chapo-son-ovidio-extradition-us

  11. Gen. Flynn Exposes ‘Secret’ US Shadow Government: ‘Parallel Supreme Court’ Operates in the Shadows

    Warning Americans that their right to live free of being spied upon is in danger, retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn on Monday fired off a five-tweet barrage attacking the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court system.

    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is the judicial panel that oversees American intelligence agencies in surveillance matters involving American citizens in the U.S. This shadowy body came to the public eye during the investigation of debunked claims against the 2016 campaign of former President Donald Trump.

    Through repeated applications to the court, containing falsified information, the FBI was able to conduct surveillance on the Trump campaign that grew into the “Russia collusion” investigation that

    https://www.westernjournal.com/gen-flynn-exposes-secret-us-shadow-government-parallel-supreme-court-operates-shadows/

  12. GOP Oversight Chair Takes On Chuck Todd: “We’re Not Investigating Hunter Biden – We’re Investigating Joe Biden” (VIDEO)
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published January 10, 2023 at 9:45am
    Comment

    GOP Rep. James Comer isn’t backing down.

    Comer, who is Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, said that Republicans are going to investigate the Hunter Biden laptop.

    Chuck Todd tried to claim Comer was doing the same thing that he attacked Democrats for – Comer schooled Chuck Todd.

    Watch (partial transcript below):

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/gop-oversight-chair-takes-chuck-todd-not-investigating-hunter-biden-investigating-joe-biden-video/

  13. One More Day of Jury Selection For Proud Boys Leadership Trial A- Defense Team Is Still Sounding The Alarm On Stacked Antifa Supporting Jury: ‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It’
    By Alicia Powe
    Published January 10, 2023 at 11:10am
    0 Comments

    Judge Timothy J. Kelly, the Trump-appointed judge presiding on the Proud Boys leadership trial, has allowed attorneys representing the Proud Boys and government prosecutors one more day to evaluate jurors he qualified to sit on the jury.

    Jurors will determine whether Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four other members of the group, decorated Army Veteran Joe Biggs, Ethan Nordean, Marine Corp veteran Dominic Pezzolla, and Zachary Rehl, will be convicted of sedition and serve a 20-year prison sentence.

    Judge Kelly has interviewed approximately 120 potential jury members. Attorneys representing the Proud Boys insist the jury pool is tainted in Washington DC, where every potential juror is a supporter of Antifa, has attended Black Lives Matters rallies, anti-Trump women’s marches or wholeheartedly believes the Proud Boys are an anti-Semitic, white supremacist group of insurrectionists, misconceptions propagated by mainstream media and Democrat lawmakers.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/one-day-jury-selection-proud-boys-leadership-trial-defense-team-still-sounding-alarm-stacked-antifa-supporting-jury-never-seen-anything-like/

  14. global news – 1st bike helmet designed for Sikh kids in production

    It is a challenge for people who wear religious headwear on a daily basis to find a bike helmet which fits, leading to Sikh adults and children struggling to decide what to prioritize when participating in some activities.

    An Ontario mother has designed what’s believed to be a first-of-its-kind multisport helmet for Sikh children, which can be worn safely without having to remove religious headwear.

    Neetu Garcha reports on the potentially life-changing invention which could bridge safety with diversity.

  15. europravda -Fantastic news’: Ozone layer on track to recover within decades, UN reports

    The report lays out three key dates, with the ozone layer set to fully recover to 1980 values by 2066.

  16. reuters –Japan minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes

    WASHINGTON–Japan’s trade and industry minister said on Thursday post-Cold War free trade and economic inter-dependence had bolstered authoritarian regimes and the United States and like-minded democracies should counter them with a “new world order.”

    “Authoritarian countries have amassed tremendous power, both economically and militarily,” Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

    “We must rebuild a world order based on the fundamental values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law,” he added.

    Nishimura spoke ahead of a visit to Washington next week by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for talks expected to cover issues including Ukraine, North Korea and China’s tensions with Taiwan. That summit will be preceded by talks between defense and foreign ministers of the two countries.

    Kishida said this week he would discuss Tokyo’s new security policy after Washington’s key ally in countering China’s growing might in Asia last month unveiled its biggest military build-up since World War Two.

    Nishimura’s call to arms comes amid growing concern after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that Beijing and Moscow will use their control over energy resources and sway over manufacturing supply chains to stop the United States, Japan, Europe and others from opposing their diplomatic and military goals.

    Leaders from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are likely to discuss how to respond to economic coercion when they meet in May in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, Nishimura said.

    “We might need to make preparations to identify the choke points of countries wanting to engage in coercion and then take countermeasures if necessary,” he said.

    Nishimura warned that democracies need to protect their industrial power and guard against the loss of technologies, particularly those that could be diverted to military use.

    He urged that U.S.-Japan cooperation extend beyond semiconductors to biotechnology, artificial intelligence and quantum science.

    He also promised to work more closely with Washington on export controls, although he did not say whether Tokyo would match the sweeping restriction on exports of chip manufacturing equipment imposed by U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration in October.

    “It is … absolutely imperative for us to reinforce our cooperation in the area of export controls,” he said. “We will implement strict export controls grounded in international cooperation while engaging closely in the exchange of views with the United States and other relevant countries.”

    Nishimura met with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo ahead of his speech. A Commerce Department statement said they discussed the importance of working together on research and development and export controls.

    The statement said they were joined by executives from International Business Machines Corp and Japan’s Rapidus Corp who shared an overview of their collaboration on semiconductor R&D.

    The Biden administration said in October it planned to ink a deal with allies in the near-term to bring them on board with sweeping new U.S. rules curbing China’s access to sophisticated chipmaking tools in a bid to slow its technological and military advances.

    Nishimura is to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Friday to sign a memorandum for the launch of a task force to promote human rights and international labor standards in supply chains, the U.S. Trade Department said.

    https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14808689

  17. JAN 10 2023 – Justin’s motorcade in Mexico

    …. Canada is going to buy from the USA (NASAMS) (National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems ) to be sent to Ukraine …

    • Live: US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive at Mexican National Palace for North American Summit, after the U.S. and Canada committee to shoring up supply chains.
      Reuters – Streamed live 3 hours ago

    • Canada to buy U.S.-built surface-to-air missiles for Ukraine

      Canada will buy a U.S.-made National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) for Ukraine, a statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office said after a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Mexico City on Tuesday.

      Trudeau and Biden are being hosted by Mexico for a North American leaders’ meeting and Trudeau told Biden about the purchase during separate discussions the two had on supporting Ukraine in its war with Russia.

      “This is the first Canadian donation of an air defense system to Ukraine,” Defense Minister Anita Anand said on Twitter after the announcement.

      Air defense systems are Ukraine’s top priority, she said her Ukrainian counterpart, Oleksii Reznikov, told her in a phone conversation held earlier on Tuesday.

      The NASAMS is a short- to medium-range ground-based air defense system that protects against drone, missile, and aircraft attack, Anand said.

      The donation has a value of about C$406 million ($302.6 million), and is in addition to the C$500 million Canada promised to Ukraine in November, according to a defense ministry statement. Since February, Canada has committed more than C$1 billion in military assistance to Ukraine.

      Trudeau and Biden also “discussed their shared commitment to the defense of North America, including Canada’s acquisition of F-35 fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force,” according to the statement from the prime minister’s office.

      Canada finalized a deal to buy 88 F-35 fighter jets from U.S. defense company Lockheed Martin Corp on Monday in a C$19 billion project to replace its aging fleet of fighter aircraft.

      https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canada-buy-us-built-surface-to-air-missiles-ukraine-govt-source-2023-01-10/
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      CBC – Canada to purchase U.S. missile defence system for Ukraine

      ( 9 min 51 )

  18. A truly tragic death that no country proud of its socialist medical system should be proud of. In fact the whole thing needs an overhaul after the new Nuremburg trials.

  19. EXCLUSIVE: China Upped Its Donations to the Biden Center 400% with $50M in Donations After Biden Announced his Campaign
    By Joe Hoft
    Published January 10, 2023 at 1:45pm
    5 Comments

    China upped its donations to the Biden Center 400% as soon as Biden announced his campaign for the Presidency. China inserted $50M to the Biden Center after Biden’s announcement that he was running.

    In July 2021 TGP reported on China’s involvement in the Biden Center.

    WeLoveTrump.com reported

    What many may not know about is the Biden Center that operates out of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)…

    … It turns out that Chinese donations for the Biden Center increased by nearly 400% the same year he announced his bid for President

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/exclusive-china-upped-donations-biden-center-400-50m-donations-biden-announced-campaign/

  20. WALLS FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE: Biden Building MASSIVE Fence Around His Delaware Beach House While Leaving Southern Border WIDE OPEN
    By Cullen Linebarger
    Published January 10, 2023 at 1:14pm
    99 Comments

    Biden does believe in walls when he personally benefits, not so much other Americans. The Daily Mail revealed yesterday that construction of a big, beautiful wall around his luxurious vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware began just last week.

    Last year, Joe Hoft broke the story of the Biden Crime Family applying for a variance to build a wall around their vacation home

    Biden has the audacity to build a personal wall while millions of illegal aliens stream across the U.S.-Mexico border. Because of Biden’s lawless border policies, thousands of Americans are dying from fentanyl overdoses and getting killed by illegals. Social services are also in dire straits due to providing care for these illegal migrants.

    None of this matter to Biden, of course. He might he even want some of you dead, particularly if you are white without a college degree.

    Here’s the infuriating story from The Daily Mail:

    “Construction began last week for privacy fencing surrounding President Joe Biden ‘s favorite vacation spot at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/walls-not-thee-biden-building-massive-fence-around-delaware-beach-house-leaving-southern-border-wide-open/

  21. REVEALED: Top Secret Intelligence Documents Related to Ukraine, Iran Found in Biden’s Private Office
    By Cristina Laila
    Published January 10, 2023 at 12:25pm
    515 Comments

    Why no FBI raid?

    Top secret intelligence documents related to Ukraine, UK and Iran were found in Joe Biden’s private office, according to CNN

    Joe Biden stored top-secret files with the “sensitive compartmented information” (SCIF) designation at Penn Biden Center in DC.

    The documents were discovered by Biden’s lawyers on November 2 – just days before the 2022 midterm elections

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/revealed-top-secret-intelligence-documents-related-ukraine-iran-found-bidens-private-office/

  22. Trump: Adam Schiff “Should Be Prosecuted For The Damage He Has Done To Our Country!”
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published January 10, 2023 at 12:10pm
    196 Comments

    Adam Schiff is one of the most corrupt members of Congress.

    He was one of the main pushers of the Russia Hoax.

    In a Truth Social post, President Trump called Schiff “a sleazebag and traitor” and called for him to be prosecuted

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/trump-adam-schiff-prosecuted-damage-done-country/

  23. Hero Customer Who Shot Armed Robber At Houston Taco Joint Ordered To Face Grand Jury By Soros-Funded DA
    Tyler Durden’s Photo
    BY TYLER DURDEN
    TUESDAY, JAN 10, 2023 – 10:08 AM
    Authored by Chris Menahan via Information Liberation,

    The hero customer who shot and killed an armed robber at a Houston taco joint last week has been ordered to face a grand jury by District Attorney Kim Ogg, the Soros-funded prosecutor who appears to have let the career criminal he put down out on bond.

    A grand jury will decide whether an armed taqueria customer, who shot and killed a robber last week in southwest Houston and is now being hailed a hero, will be criminally charged.

    Investigators said the 46-year-old customer, who police have not identified because he’s not under arrest, turned himself in and is cooperating with detectives.

    Fortunately, our hero hired an attorney to defend himself and exercised his right to remain silent.

    His lawyer put out the following statement:

    “My client, who wishes to remain anonymous, was dining with a friend at El Ranchito Taqueria and as it has been seen on video, a robbery suspect entered the restaurant, and pointed a weapon at my client and the other customers demanding money. In fear of his life and his friend’s life my client acted to protect everyone in the restaurant.

    In Texas, a shooting is justified in self-defense, defense of others and in defense of property. The customer has met with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and Investigators with HPD homicide. He fully intends to continue cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

    When the investigation is complete, this ca

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/hero-customer-who-shot-armed-robber-houston-taco-joint-ordered-face-grand-jury-soros

    • TRT – Ukraine’s Soledar town falls to Wagner group — Russian media

      Ukraine’s Soledar town falls to Wagner group — Russian media

      Kiev says its forces are still holding on to positions in eastern mining town of Soledar, withstanding assaults by wave after wave of Russian soldiers and mercenaries, as fighting enters its 321st day.

      ‘Urban fighting’ escalates in Ukraine’s Soledar town

      The head of Russia’s mercenary group Wagner has said his forces had taken control of the eastern Ukrainian mining town of Soledar but that fighting continued, Russian news agencies reported.

      Ukraine had said earlier in the day that its forces were still holding out despite a Russian onslaught.

      “Wagner units took control of the entire territory of Soledar. A cauldron has been formed in the centre of the city in which urban fighting is going on,” Wagner head Yevgeny Prigozhin said in a statement cited by Russian agencies.

      “The number of prisoners will be announced tomorrow,” he added, giving no further details.

      https://www.trtworld.com/europe/live-blog-ukraine-s-soledar-town-falls-to-wagner-group-russian-media-64361

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      NYT – Russian Mercenaries Claim to Take Embattled Eastern Town

      The claim that Soledar had fallen to soldiers-for-hire working for Wagner Group could not be verified. The assault on the city is part of Russia’s broader push in the area around the city of Bakhmut.

      The founder of a Russian mercenary force leading Moscow’s assault on the town of Soledar in eastern Ukraine claimed late on Thursday that his troops had seized control of the town, according to the Russian state news agency TASS.

      The claim that Soledar had fallen to soldiers-for-hire working for Wagner Group could not be verified. Ukraine’s defense ministry said on Twitter just before midnight local time that Russia was still trying to capture the town. The assault is part of Russia’s broader push in the area around the city of Bakhmut that Moscow sees as important to achieving its goal of occupying all of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.

      If true, the fall of Soledar, a relatively small municipality, would be Russia’s first significant victory in months, since Ukraine regained momentum with its capture of the Kharkiv region in September and then the city of Kherson in November, successes of far greater magnitude that changed the course of the war.

      The entrepreneur who started the Wagner Group, Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, maintained in a post on the Telegram messaging app that his troops had control, though he added that urban battles were still being fought in the town.

      In his nightly address on Tuesday, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine thanked the troops defending Soledad. “Today, I would like to pay special tribute to the warriors of the 46th separate airmobile brigade for their bravery and steadfastness in the defense of Soledar!” he said.

      How a tiny, salt-mining town with a prewar population of 10,000 people became a focus of such a sustained assault by Wagner’s forces has been an open question. In his overnight address on Monday, President Zelensky of Ukraine asked, “What did Russia want to gain there?”

      The most critical factor is perhaps not what Russian forces hope to gain in Soledar, but rather what Mr. Prigozhin and his mercenaries fighting there have to gain in terms of reputation. In Bakhmut, the Wagner Group, a private military contracting company that has recruited prisoners into its ranks, has become the main force leading the offensive for Russia, and the fighting has become bloodier.

      Before the emergence of the Wagner Group’s claims on Tuesday, Britain’s defense ministry said in its daily intelligence update that Russian forces and the Wagner Group were likely now in control of most of Soledar after intense fighting over the past four days, The capture of the city, which is about six miles north of the city of Bakhmut, was likely to be part of “an effort to envelop Bakhmut from the north, and to disrupt Ukrainian lines of communication,” the update said.

      In his address on Monday, Mr. Zelensky said that the fighting in Soledar was “extremely difficult” for Ukrainian forces, but that their resilience had “gained additional time and additional power for Ukraine.” “Everything is completely destroyed — there is almost no life left,” he said.

      The Ukrainian leader also said that thousands of fighters on Russia’s side had been killed there. “The whole land near Soledar is covered with the corpses of the occupiers and scars from the strikes,” he said. “This is what madness looks like.”

      A spokesman for the eastern group of Ukraine’s army, Serhiy Cherevatyi, said on national television on Tuesday that Russian artillery had struck Soledar 86 times over the past day. He said that the situation was “very challenging.”

      The tactics employed by the Wagner Group have resulted in a high number of casualties. In recent days, reporters for The New York Times embedded with a Ukrainian drone crew on the front line saw the bodies of Russian fighters scattered across open ground in the area around Bakhmut. Images and videos on Ukrainian social media in recent days also appear to have come from these aerial reconnaissance missions and show similar scenes.

      Mr. Prigozhin, a caterer and businessman who is a close associate of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, is thought to want a victory in Bakhmut to boost his own political standing at home. The Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based research group, noted in an analysis on Monday that Mr. Prigozhin “continues to use reports of Wagner Group success in Soledar to bolster the Wagner Group’s reputation as an effective fighting force.”

      Mr. Prigozhin has emphasized that the group is the only Russian force fighting in Soledar, although Ukrainian officials and the Russian military say that Wagner is not the only group fighting for the city on Moscow’s behalf.

      Some Ukrainian messaging around the battle for Soledar on Tuesday appeared to suggest that losing control of the city to Russian forces would not be a major setback. Mr. Zelensky emphasized the importance of his forces’ broader goal of retaking the eastern Donbas region.

      “The result of this difficult and long battle will be the liberation of our entire Donbas,” he said in his overnight address.

      The larger battle is the fight for Bakhmut. For Russia, capturing it would be the most significant success in months.

      https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/01/10/world/russia-ukraine-news#soledar-a-small-city-in-eastern-ukraine-is-the-focus-of-fierce-fighting

  24. HUGE: Matt Gaetz Reveals Republicans Will Release the 14,000 Hours of J6 Tapes That Have Been Hidden (VIDEO)
    By Cullen Linebarger
    Published January 10, 2023 at 3:40pm
    277 Comments

    Looks like we will finally get the full story on what really happened on January 6th. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told Charlie Kirk today on Kirk’s radio show that the new Republican Congress will unveil the hidden J6 tapes.

    Gaetz told Charlie Kirk that releasing the tapes “would give more full context to that day rather than the cherry-picked moments of the January 6th committee.” He further explained this is one example of the deal made with Kevin McCarthy to provide the American people the truth rather than the lies propagated by the Biden Regime.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/huge-matt-gaetz-reveals-republicans-will-release-14000-hours-j6-tapes-hidden-video/

  25. Trump On The China Connection To Classified Documents Found At Biden’s Private Office – “How Much More Information Has China Been Given?”
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published January 10, 2023 at 4:15pm
    79 Comments

    Joe Biden’s ties to China is a major conflict of interest.

    Donald Trump took to Truth Social to tie the story of the classified document found at the Penn Biden center to China.

    Truth Social:

    The amount was 54 Million Dollars that the Biden Think Tank received from China. That’s a lot of money. They saw the Classified Documents

    He then asked, “How much more information has China been given?”

    Truth Social:

    Wow! The Biden Think Tank is funded by CHINA!!! Also, a V.P. cannot Declassify documents, which are covered by the Federal Records Act, which is Criminal and MUCH TOUGHER than the Presidential Records Act, which is NOT Criminal. A President, me, can Declassify. ?How much more information has China been given?

    The Penn Biden Center is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

    Millions have been donated from China to the University of Pennsylvania. Between 2014 and 2019 $54.6 million went from China to the University – most of these donations came after the Biden Center was announced.

    A lot of those donations were “anonymous.”

    The New York Post reported(2022):

    A government watchdog is demanding the US attorney probing Hunter Biden in Delaware investigate tens of millions in anonymous donations from China to the University of Pennsylvania, where an academic center is named for his father, President Biden.

    The Ivy League college raked in a total of $54.6 million from 2014 through June 2019 in donations from China, including $23.1 million in anonymous gifts starting in 2016, according to public records.

    Most of the anonymous donations came after the university announced in February 2017 that it would create the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. Joe Biden, whose term as vice president had just ended, was to lead the center and was also named a professor at the university.

    The Ivy League university received $15.8 million in anonymous Chinese gifts that year, including one eye-popping $14.5 million donation in May 2018, records show.

    Did China see these documents?

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/trump-china-connection-classified-documents-found-bidens-private-office-much-information-china-given/

  26. The Imperial Speakership Is Over. Nancy Pelosi Will Be the Last Imperial Speaker.” – Rep. Matt Gaetz on Concessions Earned Last Week
    By Joe Hoft
    Published January 10, 2023 at 4:30pm
    98 Comments

    GOP Representatives Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert were on with Laura Ingraham on FOX News last night as they summed up the results of the actions leading to the voting of Kevin McCarthy for Speaker.

    Gaetz and Boebert were instrumental in gaining concessions with McCarthy that they think in the long run will help Speaker McCarthy.

    Gaetz shared:

    Well the whole sum of this movement was to ensure that never again would be forced to take a vote on something like this omnibus legislation. And I actually think this will make Kevin McCarthy stronger as a speaker because in negotiating with the Senate he’ll be able to say, I’m sorry the House rules don’t allow us to consider things that aren’t germane.

    The new rules will also make it difficult to pass a budget because it has to be a balanced budget. The House going forward will have to make tough decisions on what to spend money on. Gaetz noted that any money going to Ukraine will now need to be approved and reviewed unlike the free for all going on now.

    TRENDING:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/imperial-speakership-nancy-pelosi-will-last-imperial-speaker-rep-matt-gaetz-concessions-earned-last-week/

  27. CITIZEN FREE PRESS
    House creates Special Committee focused on China…
    Posted by Kane on January 10, 2023 6:15 pm

    WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to create a select committee on China, using one of its first votes since Republicans took control to stress members’ desire to counter Beijing’s growing international influence.

    The House voted 365 to 65 in favor of a resolution establishing the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, which will investigate the issue and make policy recommendations.

    All 65 of the “no” votes came from Democrats, some of whom said they were concerned the Republican-led panel would be too partisan. But 146 other Democrats voted in favor.

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/house-creates-special-committee-focused-on-china/

  28. BREAKING: House Republican Files Articles of Impeachment Against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas – After 5 Million Illegals Cross Open Southern Border
    By Jim Hoft
    Published January 10, 2023 at 6:00pm
    139 Comments

    Alejandro’s response to the crisis of record human and drug trafficking has been to consistently lie to the American public about the seriousness of the situation.

    Mayorkas continues to lie about the open border with Mexico insisting the border is secure – a complete lie.

    Immunoblaster
    House Republican Pat Fallon (R-TX) filed impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    It can’t happen soon enough.

    FOX News reported:

    Texas Republican Rep. Pat Fallon has filed impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, delivering on a promise he made last week before the 118th Congress was officially sworn in.

    The articles of impeachment against Mayorkas for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” known as House Resolution 8, were introduced by Fallon in the House on Monday and have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee

    Republicans previously announced they are seeking testimony from from the individuals, who work in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA):

    Alejandro Mayorkas
    Ur Jaddou, USCIS
    Tae Johnson, ICE
    Kerry E. Doyle, ICE
    Blas Nunez-Neto, CBP
    Chief Raul L. Ortiz, CBP
    Jennifer Daskal, Office of the General Counsel
    Adam Hunter, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plan
    Jen Easterly, CISA
    Geoff Hale, CISA
    Julia Treanor, CISA

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    Exit Question: If the Biden administration was intent on destroying the United States what would they be doing differently?

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/breaking-house-republican-files-articles-impeachment-dhs-secretary-alejandro-mayorkas-5-million-illegals-cross-open-sothern-border/

  29. NEW: House Republicans Vote to Create New Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government – Jim Jordan Goes Off on Democrats! (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published January 10, 2023 at 5:30pm
    529 Comments

    House Republicans on Tuesday voted to create a new Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

    The resolution passed in a 221-211 vote.

    GOP Rep. Jim Jordan (OH) will spearhead the committee.

    “We have a duty to get into these agencies and look at how they have been weaponized to go against the very people they’re supposed to represent, how they have infringed on First Amendment liberties of the American people. And we’re going to do that,” Jordan said on Fox News Sunday. “We’re going to do it in a way that’s consistent with the Constitution. But we’re going to do it vigorously. We’re going to do it aggressively. Because that’s our job.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/new-house-republicans-vote-create-new-select-committee-weaponization-federal-government-jim-jordan-goes-off-democrats-video/

  30. House Passes Resolution Creating Committee to Investigate China
    By Joe Hoft
    Published January 10, 2023 at 7:00pm
    2 Comments

    Republicans are keeping their campaign promises after winning the House majority, voting Tuesday to establish two new investigative panels – one targeting the Biden administration and the Justice Department and the other on China.

    California Rep. Kevin McCarthy agreed to the creation of both committees as part of his concessions to win the speakership.

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    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/house-passes-resolution-creating-committee-investigate-china/

  31. I Don’t Know What’s In the Documents” – Biden Says He Was “Surprised” to Learn Classified Materials Were Stored at Penn Biden Center (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published January 10, 2023 at 7:20pm
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    Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered remarks with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mexico City.

    Biden addressed the classified documents stored at his private office.

    Top secret intelligence documents related to Ukraine, UK and Iran were found in Joe Biden’s private office, according to CNN.

    Joe Biden stored top-secret files with the “sensitive compartmented information” (SCIF) designation at Penn Biden Center in DC.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/dont-know-documents-biden-says-surprised-learn-classified-materials-stored-penn-biden-center-video/

  32. Dirty bomb fears as URANIUM is found in cargo at Heathrow: Package ‘shipped from Pakistan to UK-based Iranians’ is at centre of Met Police anti-terror probe after being found when it triggered airport alarms
    By David Barrett Home Affairs Editor For The Daily Mail and Brittany Chain For Mailonline
    17:34 EST 10 Jan 2023 , updated 19:04 EST 10 Jan 2023

    major counter-terrorism investigation has been launched after several kilograms of uranium was seized at Heathrow airport.

    The deadly nuclear material – which could potentially be used in a ‘dirty bomb’ – arrived on a flight from Oman, in the Middle East, on December 29.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11620855/Dirty-bomb-fears-URANIUM-cargo-Heathrow.html

  33. Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador Thanks Joe Biden For Not Building “Even One Meter” of Border Wall (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published January 10, 2023 at 8:00pm
    166 Comments

    Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered remarks with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mexico City.

    The three leaders met for the annual North America Leaders Summit.

    Joe Biden said he is actively working to make it easier for migrants from Latin America to come to the United States.

    “We’re trying to make it easier for people to get here – opening up the capacity to get here,” Biden said.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/mexican-president-manuel-lopez-obrador-thanks-joe-biden-not-building-even-one-meter-border-wall-video/

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