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Parler said Amazon shut its service down to prevent Trump from joiningParler said Amazon shut its service down to prevent Trump from joining
The social media platform Parler is arguing in its case against Amazon that the tech giant forced Parler off line because President Trump was poised to joined after being banned from Twitter. Parler attorney David Groesbeck argued Thursday in court that the conservative-lean learning site would have been a logical place for the president to go since he was unable to access his Twitter account, according to Politico. Twitter suspended, then permanently banned Trump from posting after the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol Building. In the aftermath, Amazon Web Services' decided to stop hosting Parler, which resulted in the suit.
Trump declassifies Russia Collusion documents, Nunes among first to receive themTrump declassifies Russia Collusion documents, Nunes among first to receive them
Coming as soon as Friday On Tuesday The Gateway Pundit got word that President Trump was going to declassify all of the Russian hoax investigation documents. We reported previously that Deep State operatives, including people inside the White House and ostensibly on "his" side, were urging the president to keep the information from the public. In fact, President Trump promised several times that he would release everything on the Russian hoax before he left office.
Brain paralyzes you while you sleepBrain paralyzes you while you sleep
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have discovered a group of neurons in the mouse brainstem that suppress unwanted movement during rapid eye movement sleep. Tsukuba, Japan -- We laugh when we see Homer Simpson falling asleep while driving, while in church, and while even operating the nuclear reactor. In reality though, narcolepsy, cataplexy, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder are all serious sleep-related illnesses. Researchers at the University of Tsukuba led by Professor Takeshi Sakurai have found neurons in the brain that link all three disorders and could provide a target for treatments. REM sleep correlates when we dream. Our eyes move back and forth, but our bodies remain still. This near-paralysis of muscles while dreaming is called REM-atonia, and is lacking in people with REM sleep behavior disorder. Instead of being still during REM sleep, muscles move around, often going as far as to stand up and jump, yell, or punch. Sakurai and his...
Project Veritas win: Texas election fraudster caught in undercover sting arrested for widespread vote barvestingProject Veritas win: Texas election fraudster caught in undercover sting arrested for widespread vote barvesting
Finally! In October Project Veritas released a bombshell undercover video of a Texas "Republican" consultant violating both Texas and federal laws. Raquel Rodriguez, a consultant for GOP House candidate Mauro Garza was caught on camera coercing and bribing voters into voting Democrat. Rodriguez is seen on camera taking the ballot from the voter and helping her fill it out.
SOTT FOCUS: The Pentagon SpeaksSOTT FOCUS: The Pentagon Speaks
The Joint Chiefs of Staff have spoken. Issuing a remarkable memorandum to all members of the Armed Forces, the JCS have declared that Joe Biden will be the new president of the United States. The memo may have been not only one to military personnel but also to President Trump: No matter how convinced you are that the election was stolen from you, don't even think about remaining in power because we will ensure your forcible exit from the White House. Unfortunately, relatively few people, including libertarians, comprehend that the Pentagon, along with the CIA and the NSA and, to a certain extent, the FBI, are the part of the federal government in which ultimate power is being wielded. They are the ones who are ruling the roost in America. That's why that memo is so important. It's declaring how things will be. This overwhelming power is usually exercised behind the scenes in order to make Americans feel comfortable that their government is different from other national-security...
BEST OF THE WEB: Feds charge left-wing activist who filmed shooting of Trump supporter at Capitol - UPDATE: It's getting weird!BEST OF THE WEB: Feds charge left-wing activist who filmed shooting of Trump supporter at Capitol - UPDATE: It's getting weird!
Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced charges against John Sullivan, a self-described left-wing activist who recorded the fatal police shooting of a Trump supporter inside the U.S. Capitol last week. Sullivan, the founder of a group called Insurgence USA, which formed in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, is charged with illegally entering the Capitol, civil disorder, and violent or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Sullivan, 26, faces separate charges of rioting and criminal mischief in connection with an incident in Provo, Utah on June 30, 2020, where a person was shot and injured during a protest against police brutality.
Do face masks work in combating Covid? Not in my old people's nursing home they don't...Do face masks work in combating Covid? Not in my old people's nursing home they don't...
We wear masks, goggles, plastic gowns and gloves when we see our residents, and clean everything continuously, but in the last week 18 patients and staff have been infected. It's worse than in March/April, when we had no masks. I have often wished that we had another Planet Earth, sitting just next to this one. Everything on this cloned planet would be the same, so we could do randomised controlled trials where we changed something here, but not there, to see what happens. You could, of course, also do it the other way around. Then we would have a chance of knowing if an initiative really worked, or not, and we would have some proper evidence to support major interventions. I first thought this about mass cancer screening programmes. They have almost all been introduced, for everyone, at the same time.
27-year-old mother suffers seizures, is hospitalized after taking COVID vaccine27-year-old mother suffers seizures, is hospitalized after taking COVID vaccine
A 27-year-old personal support worker suffered a severe allergic reaction including fainting, seizures, and hospitalization, when she received the abortion-tainted Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Deborah Tilli, a mother of two girls, had looked forward to receiving the vaccination. She said: "I wasn't scared, I was excited. I was like, 'I'm going to be one of the first health-care workers in the city to get the vaccine,'" CBC reports. As is routine, she filled out the consent forms, then noticed the nurse who was looking over her file exhibited a hesitation or lack of confidence in how to proceed with her case. Tilli said: "I do have a severe allergy to bumblebees, and the nurse went over that with me and even questioned me about it, but ... it seemed like she really didn't know what she was doing"
Mud volcano erupts in Gobustan, AzerbaijanMud volcano erupts in Gobustan, Azerbaijan
Shikhzekhirli volcano has erupted in Gobustan. The Bureau of Earthquake Research reported that the volcanic eruption was characterized by three cycles of activity during the day. It was noted that the first active phase of the eruption occurred at 17:48:36 local time and lasted almost three and a half minutes, the second phase began at 17:53:59 and lasted 2 minutes 18 seconds, and the third at 17:58: 17 local time and lasted longer than the previous ones - 7 minutes. As a result of volcanic activity, 2.5 hectares of land were completely covered with solid waste. A total of 1,700 cubic meters of waste were brought to the surface.
Poland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegalPoland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegal
Following Trump's Twitter ban, Polish government wants to protect posts that do not break nation's laws. Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump's social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar actions there. "Algorithms or the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which are not," wrote the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, on Facebook earlier this week, without directly mentioning Trump. "There can be no consent to censorship."
Parler CEO says social media app, favored by Trump supporters, may not returnParler CEO says social media app, favored by Trump supporters, may not return
Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze. As a procession of business vendors severed ties with the two-year-old site following the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week, Matze said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that he does not know when or if it will return. "It could be never," he said. "We don't know yet."
WaPo throws Zuck under the bus: Facebook's Sandberg deflected blame for Capitol riot, but new evidence shows how platform played roleWaPo throws Zuck under the bus: Facebook's Sandberg deflected blame for Capitol riot, but new evidence shows how platform played role
Fliers and hashtags promoting the pro-Trump rally circulated on Facebook and Instagram in the days and weeks beforehand. In the days leading up to last week's march on the Capitol, supporters of President Trump promoted it extensively on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram and used the services to organize bus trips to Washington. More than 100,000 users posted hashtags affiliated with the movement prompted by baseless claims of election fraud, including #StopTheSteal and #FightForTrump. The details, emerging from researchers who have combed the service in recent days, shed new light on how Facebook services were used to bring attention to and boost attendance at the rally, which turned violent when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol while Congress was in session. The attack resulted in the death of a Capitol Police officer and four other people. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has sought to deflect blame, noting the role of smaller, right-leaning services such...
Trump's been deleted from internet, and any one of us could be nextTrump's been deleted from internet, and any one of us could be next
Donald Trump has been deleted from the internet. He hasn't been put behind a warning or had his followers reduced, or been forced to switch platforms. He's gone. Snapchat. Twitter. Facebook. YouTube. Google. Amazon. Instagram. Shopify. Twitch. Tiktok. Gone. And he's the President of the United States. If they can do it to him, they can do it to anyone. Indeed, that's the message being sent. It's an intimidation move, designed to frighten people into policing themselves. Many people have picked up on this already. But unfortunately, many more are still lost in what they falsely believe to be the heady scent of victory. They'll realise their mistake eventually, but it may be too late for us all by then.
Climate alarmism has become a growth industry and the pandemic is making things worse, fueling fears of human extinctionClimate alarmism has become a growth industry and the pandemic is making things worse, fueling fears of human extinction
Covid-19 has provided a window of opportunity for professional doom-mongers to spread fear by linking the virus to climate change and overpopulation. But we shouldn't pay attention to their alarmist predictions for the planet. Another day and another climate alarmist report that warns that human extinction is imminent. A study titled 'Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future' declares that the planet is confronted with a "ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate disruption upheavals." Why am I not surprised by yet another scenario outlining a ghastly future of mass extinction? We live in a world where we are constantly fed a diet of climate alarmism through the media.
Congresswoman claims office 'panic buttons' removed before Capitol riot as Dems demand investigation into 'suspicious activitity'Congresswoman claims office 'panic buttons' removed before Capitol riot as Dems demand investigation into 'suspicious activitity'
Staff for Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts) is claiming there is an investigation into office "panic buttons" being removed before the US Capitol riot while other Democrats are demanding a probe into "suspicious activity." Democrats are leading the charge into conspiracy theories surrounding the siege of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump last week, with multiple claims that more could have been involved in the riot. Pressley's chief of staff, Sarah Groh, has gained the attention of many social media users thanks to a Boston Globe interview this week where she alleged that panic buttons from the congresswoman's office had been removed without explanation or warning from her office, something she and Pressley discovered on the day of the riot. "Every panic button in my office had been torn out — the whole unit," Groh said, adding that she and other staff had previously used the duress buttons and they had been regularly tested. A spokesperson for Pressley...
Israeli court bans screening of 'Jenin, Jenin' documentaryIsraeli court bans screening of 'Jenin, Jenin' documentary
An Israeli court has banned screenings of a controversial documentary film about 2002 clashes in the occupied West Bank by prominent director Mohammed Bakri, in a ruling seen by AFP Tuesday. Bakri enraged the Israeli establishment and Jewish public with his documentary film "Jenin, Jenin" about April 2002 clashes in a Palestinian refugee camp in which 52 Palestinians and 23 Israeli soldiers were killed. The film was banned in Israel after a few screenings, but the supreme court later overturned the ban.
Nashville's big bomb was a very rare device, experts thinkNashville's big bomb was a very rare device, experts think
Find his test sites, top bomb experts say. Anthony Quinn Warner's device, although probably made of common over-the-counter components, is unique in the annals of mayhem, according to seasoned FBI bomb experts consulted by SpyTalk. "We've never seen an improvised thermobaric device before in this country or any country," says Dave Williams, who conducted the FBI's on-scene investigations of the World Trade Center, Oklahoma City, Pan Am 103 and Unabomber bombings, among other notorious incidents. Thermobaric refers to a gaseous fuel-air explosion. "The reason is, it's very difficult to get the timing down to get an optimum mixture of air and a liquified carbonaceous fuel such as propane, methane, acetylene or natural gas," Williams told SpyTalk. "He couldn't have done it the first time and made it work. There had to be a test area." Accidental thermobaric explosions are not uncommon — for example, when a house explodes because of a natural gas leak. But IED-makers haven't tried to...
'Loud boom' sounds reported in several North Carolina counties'Loud boom' sounds reported in several North Carolina counties
Across several North Carolina counties, thousands of people reported hearing loud "boom" sounds late Saturday afternoon. No official explanation for the mysterious noises has been issued as of Sunday morning. WFMY News 2 is continuing to reach out to officials about the "booms," and this article will be updated as we learn more. In terms of location, viewers reported hearing the sounds in Forsyth, Yadkin, Stokes, Davie, Rockingham, and Surry counties. On social media, descriptions of the boom's impact range from simply hearing the noises to people's homes shaking. Viewers shared what they heard on the WFMY News 2 Facebook page.
Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Economic stranglehold beginsAdapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Economic stranglehold begins
The trifecta of daily life essentials, electricity, fuel and food prices are rising at exceptional rates. Natural gas prices at record highs in Asia and parts of the E.U, shipping rates set a new maritime world record for price, highest ever electricity rates in the UK and snow in Vietnam. Chinas coal shortages continue.
'Sonic boom' possibility on loud noise heard in Southern Ohio'Sonic boom' possibility on loud noise heard in Southern Ohio
A loud boom was heard around 2 pm this afternoon and for some people it shook their house. We have had several messages on this incident and after discussing it with several local authorities we think this is the possibility of a sonic boom from an aircraft. Local authorities have nothing to report on the incident. The "boom" was heard throughout Pickaway county, East Fairfield county and Northern Ross county.
Jonathan Pie: Acting Gay!Jonathan Pie: Acting Gay!
Intrepid UK News reporter Jonathan Pie ponders if gay characters should only be played by gay actors? Warning: contains strong language
M6.2 earthquake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi killing at least 34 peopleM6.2 earthquake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi killing at least 34 people
At least 34 people have been killed and hundreds injured following a strong earthquake that shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island early on Friday morning, prompting landslides and destroying houses. Thousands of people fled their homes to seek safety when the 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit just after 1am local time on Friday morning. The epicentre was six kilometres north-east of Majene city in West Sulawesi. Hundreds of buildings have been destroyed or damaged, including a hospital, which has collapsed with more than a dozen patients and staff remain trapped beneath it. "The hospital is flattened," said Arianto, who goes by one name, from the rescue agency in Mamuju city, near to Majene. Rescuers were also trying to reach a family of eight buried beneath the rubble of their destroyed home, he added. The death toll includes 26 people in Mamuju city. "That number could grow but we hope it won't," said Ali Rahman, head of the local disaster mitigation agency. "Many of the dead are buried...
Americans are being divided as the war on 'domestic terror' expandsAmericans are being divided as the war on 'domestic terror' expands
Americans appear too divided and distracted to recognize that the architects of the Patriot Act and the failed War on Terror now have their sights set on the American homeland. The first week of 2021 kicked off with chaos at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Was it a protest, a riot or an insurrection? Were there provocateurs, and if so, were they Antifa, the cops, and/or the Feds? As usual, everyone on the internet thinks they know the answer within ten minutes. Unfortunately, this genuinely leads to the spreading of unfounded theories - many based on nothing but speculation and emotion. But while the public is debating over theories and arguing amongst themselves, the newly emboldened Military Industrial Complex is eagerly anticipating the incoming Biden Administration as an opportunity to expand the War on Domestic Terror. In the immediate aftermath of the "storming of the Capitol", the media pundits, intelligence community, and politicians began foaming at the mouth in excitement...
Be proactive and 'cancel yourself' before they doBe proactive and 'cancel yourself' before they do
At this point we find ourselves confronted by a very disquieting question: Do we really wish to act upon our knowledge? Does a majority of the population think it worthwhile to take a good deal of trouble, in order to halt and, if possible, reverse the current drift toward totalitarian control of everything? If the United States of America is the prophetic image of the rest of the urban-industrial world as it will be a few years from now — recent public opinion polls have revealed that an actual majority of young people in their teens, the voters of tomorrow, have no faith in democratic institutions, see no objection to the censorship of unpopular ideas, do not believe that government of the people by the people is possible and would be perfectly content, if they can continue to live in the style to which the boom has accustomed them, to be ruled, from above, by an oligarchy of assorted experts. That so many of the well-fed young television-watchers in the world's most powerful...
Lockdown Britain turning into Stasi-ruled East Germany? No, in many ways it's worseLockdown Britain turning into Stasi-ruled East Germany? No, in many ways it's worse
"I don't want to live in East Germany," says Nigel Farage in a new video in which he expresses concern at where Britain is heading. He has a point; I was in the DDR in 1989 and found it to be less oppressive than Britain today. It started with stamps. My interest in the 'German Democratic Republic' began when a very nice lady called Frieda, who lived on our road when I was a child, started to give me her old East German stamps for my collection. She was from the DDR, and went every year to visit her elderly mother there. She told my mother she was followed by the secret police when she went back. My apolitical fascination with this rather mysterious 'Behind the Iron Curtain' country grew. I had a pen friend who lived in Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), and we exchanged football pennants and stickers. In September 1989, I was finally able to visit. It was some experience. Without wishing to brush over or downplay in any way the negatives, which I will go into, I found the country was a...
Woke Elementary: A Cupertino elementary school forces third-graders to deconstruct their racial identities and recognize their "power and privilege."Woke Elementary: A Cupertino elementary school forces third-graders to deconstruct their racial identities and recognize their "power and privilege."
An elementary school in Cupertino, California — a Silicon Valley community with a median home price of $2.3 million — recently forced a class of third-graders to deconstruct their racial identities, then rank themselves according to their "power and privilege." Based on whistleblower documents and parents familiar with the session, a third-grade teacher at R.I. Meyerholz Elementary School began the lesson on "social identities" during a math class. The teacher asked all students to create an "identity map," listing their race, class, gender, religion, family structure, and other characteristics. The teacher explained that the students live in a "dominant culture" of "white, middle class, cisgender, educated, able-bodied, Christian, English speaker[s]," who, according to the lesson, "created and maintained" this culture in order "to hold power and stay in power." Next, reading from This Book Is Antiracist, the students learned that "those with privilege have power over others" and...
Bail fund promoted by Kamala Harris won't share records of alleged criminals it sprung from jailBail fund promoted by Kamala Harris won't share records of alleged criminals it sprung from jail
Amid violent riots, vice president-elect promoted cash fund that helped convicted rapist, accused murderer. A bail fund promoted by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris that reportedly helped bail out several accused and convicted criminals — at least one with a markedly violent history — is refusing to share the records of the individuals it helped spring from jail in the midst of last year's deadly Black Lives Matter-led riots in Minnesota. In June 2020, as violent unrest swept the country in the wake of Minneapolis resident George Floyd's death at the hands of city police, Harris — then two months away from being chosen as Joe Biden's running mate — tweeted out a link to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which claims to "pa[y] criminal bail and immigration bonds for those who cannot otherwise afford to."
Yawn: House Dems briefed on 3 'terrifying' plots to overthrow governmentYawn: House Dems briefed on 3 'terrifying' plots to overthrow government
Capitol Police briefed Democrats on Monday night about three more potentially gruesome demonstrations planned in the coming days, with one plot to encircle the U.S. Capitol and assassinate Democrats and some Republicans. On a private call Monday night, new leaders of the Capitol Police told House Democrats they were closely monitoring three separate plans that could pose serious threats to members of Congress as Washington prepares for Democrat Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. The first is a demonstration billed as the "largest armed protest ever to take place on American soil." Another is a protest in honor of Ashli Babbitt, the woman killed while trying to climb into the Speaker's Lobby during Wednesday's pro-Trump siege of the Capitol. And another demonstration, which three members said was by far the most concerning plot, would involve insurrectionists forming a perimeter around the Capitol, the White House and the Supreme Court, and then blocking Democrats...
Fresh from censoring select voices before and after US election, Twitter howls 'HUMAN RIGHTS' as Uganda shuts down social mediaFresh from censoring select voices before and after US election, Twitter howls 'HUMAN RIGHTS' as Uganda shuts down social media
After banning the US president and other voices challenging Joe Biden's election victory, Twitter is aghast that Uganda has shut down the social media conversation two days before voters there go to the polls. "We're hearing reports that internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps," Twitter said on Tuesday. "We strongly condemn internet shutdowns. They are hugely harmful [and] violate basic human rights and the principles of the open internet." With tens of thousands of conservative voices, including President Donald Trump, being banned by Twitter and other Big Tech platforms in recent days, the irony of the company's statement was not lost on critics. "Shutting down voices online is a violation of human rights in Uganda but necessary to protect democracy in America," Blaze TV host Lauren Chen tweeted. Media critic Mark Dice said, "Maybe they don't want Twitter interfering in their election like you've done in the US."
Pelosi uses list of gendered terms after introducing resolution to oppose themPelosi uses list of gendered terms after introducing resolution to oppose them
Last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposed a series of new House rules, including banning the use of gendered terms. Instead of using "he" or "she," members would be required to use "member," "delegate," or "resident commissioner." Similarly, instead of saying "father" and "mother," members would say "parent;" "brother" and "sister" would be replaced with "sibling." But, in a speech Wednesday, she seemed to throw everything in that proposal away, doing the exact opposite. "I stand before you as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter," Pelosi said while speaking on the House floor to demand Trump's impeachment. The resolution Pelosi proposed just last month read: "Strike 'father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, step sister, half brother, half sister, grandson,...
Republican congresswoman to file impeachment articles against Biden immediately following inaugurationRepublican congresswoman to file impeachment articles against Biden immediately following inauguration
Freshman Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene announced she'll file articles of impeachment against Joe Biden the day after his inauguration. The Georgia Congresswoman announced her decision via Twitter and reiterated her promise on Newsmax, specifying her articles would impeach him for "abuse of power": Greene added three hashtags to her tweet - including "#QuidProJoe" and "#BidenCrimeFamily" - which appear to invoke the former veep's son's host of corrupt, foreign business deals, often with the Chinese Communist Party.
Media are accusing Republican lawmaker Gohmert of insurrection for quoting Nancy Pelosi's wordsMedia are accusing Republican lawmaker Gohmert of insurrection for quoting Nancy Pelosi's words
Corporate media journalists and left-wing activists took to social media on Wednesday to spread claims that Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas is in favor of inciting insurrection. "Here's a quote. 'I just don't even know why there aren't more uprisings all over the country, and maybe there will be,'" Gohmert said on the House floor during the impeachment debate. While Gohmert specified that what he was saying was a quote, taken directly from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's previous statements encouraging uprisings, journalists and activists quickly twisted his words, publicly speculating and claiming he was calling for increased political violence around the nation. "Louis Gohmert: 'I don't know why they aren't more uprisings all over the country,'" Blake News, a Politico editor tweeted. "Louie Gohmert calls for more violent uprisings claims Nancy Pelosi is destroying the American experiment and quotes the History Channel in about two minutes," tweeted Sarah Reese Jones, a...
BEST OF THE WEB: President of teacher's union in Washington says parents begging for 'in-class learning' (i.e. normal schooling for their children) are 'exhibiting white privilege'BEST OF THE WEB: President of teacher's union in Washington says parents begging for 'in-class learning' (i.e. normal schooling for their children) are 'exhibiting white privilege'
The President of the Pasco Association of Educators in Washington state says the cries for returning to in-person learning are the product of "white privilege." Scott Wilson was one of many who spoke at Tuesday night's meeting during the Pasco School District School Board. Wilson announced himself as the president of the union when he began speaking. He represents hundreds of teachers within the district. Several times during his comments, Wilson compared the cries for in-person learning to the culture of white supremacy and white privilege.
Trump calls on Americans, Big Tech to help ensure peaceful transition: 'No violence'Trump calls on Americans, Big Tech to help ensure peaceful transition: 'No violence'
President Trump on Wednesday is calling for "all Americans" to help "ease tensions and calm tempers," saying he does "not" stand for violence "of any kind" -- and he's asking Big Tech to join the effort. Trump's statement came before House impeached the president a second time, days before Biden inauguration: "In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You." The White House press office later sent out the statement while attempting to post it to all of Trump's official social media accounts. A senior Trump adviser told Fox News: "President Trump is asking all Americans to join with him in ensuring that there is an orderly and peaceful transition next week. President Trump is also asking that Big Tech companies join with him in this effort. This is a critical time...
NYC to terminate contracts with Trump Organization after Capitol riotNYC to terminate contracts with Trump Organization after Capitol riot
City Hall will yank the Trump Organization's multimillion-dollar contracts to operate four popular attractions in the Big Apple's public parks, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. Hizzoner accused President Trump of inciting the mob that rioted on Capitol Hill in violation of provisions barring criminal behavior. Mayor de Blasio told reporters during a virtual morning press conference from City Hall: "This president has committed an unlawful act, he has disgraced himself, he will no longer profit from his relationship with New York City. It's quite clear the president of the United States committed a criminal act. He directed an insurrection against the United States Capitol. Period. That's criminal, that's treasonous." The Trump Organization operates four major attractions in city parks: Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in The Bronx, the Wollman Rink at the southern part of Central Park, the Lasker Rink at the northern end of Central Park and the famed Central Park Carousel.
US-Israeli intel reportedly closely coordinated 'massive air strikes' on SyriaUS-Israeli intel reportedly closely coordinated 'massive air strikes' on Syria
Israeli warplanes carried out a series of intense air strikes near the Syrian towns of Deir ez-Zor, Mayadeen and Boukamal along the border with Iraq on Wednesday, amid heightened tension in the region, driven by fears of retaliation for the US killing of Iran's Revolutionary Guard commander Qassem Soleimani last year in Baghdad. A US intelligence official has claimed that the United States and Israel coordinated the intense airstrikes that targeted eastern Syria early Wednesday. Syria's state news agency SANA said the strikes were carried out by Israeli warplanes with intelligence supplied by the United States.
Cover Cadre: What I saw leading up to the US Capitol attackCover Cadre: What I saw leading up to the US Capitol attack
The deadly riot at the US Capitol bore the markings of an organized operation planned well in advance of the January 6 joint session of Congress. A small number of cadre used the cover of a huge rally to stage its attack. Before it began, I saw from my vantage point on the West Front of the Capitol, what appeared to be four separate cells or units: Plainclothes militants. Militant, aggressive men in Trump and MAGA gear at a front police line at the base of the temporary presidential inaugural platform; Agents-provocateurs. Scattered groups of men exhorting the marchers to gather closely and tightly toward the center of the outside of the Capitol building and prevent them from leaving; Fake Trump protesters. A few young men wearing Trump or MAGA hats backwards and who did not fit in with the rest of the crowd in terms of their actions and demeanor, whom I presumed to be Antifa or other leftist agitators; and Disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. A column of organized,...
Mass Hysteria and Covid-19: The numbers do not add upMass Hysteria and Covid-19: The numbers do not add up
How is it possible that the USA has about 20 percent of the world's cases of Covid-19 and a similar share of deaths, but just 4.2-percent of the world's population? In very compliant and obedient states, like California, with the first city shut down in the country (San Francisco), and constant stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, things are worse than ever. Why? Current reporting now says that it is worse all over the country as 2021 unfolds. How are we the worst in the world? We have not done less precautions than in the EU or South America, Asia or Africa. In fact, we've done more. More masks, more lockdowns.
CNN's Cuomo rages as his own words supporting BLM riots come back to bite himCNN's Cuomo rages as his own words supporting BLM riots come back to bite him
Confronted over his condemnation of last week's riot at the US Capitol, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has struggled to excuse his seemingly hypocritical endorsement of less-than-peaceful protest tactics by Black Lives Matter in June. A little over six months ago, Cuomo savaged commentators who dared voice their disapproval for the large-scale property destruction and physical attacks perpetrated by groups of Black Lives Matter rioters. "Please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful" in the Constitution, the news anchor sneered on air. After last week's unrest at the Capitol, however, Cuomo - the younger brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - explicitly condemned the unruly pro-Trump demonstration, calling out "those who stoked these flames" for "feeding lies" and "moving people" to violence.
Free speech grounded? Delta will ban customers who were seen on video yelling at Lindsey Graham and Mitt RomneyFree speech grounded? Delta will ban customers who were seen on video yelling at Lindsey Graham and Mitt Romney
Delta's CEO said this morning during an interview on CNBC that the airline will ban customers who were seen on video berating Senators Lindsey Graham and Mitt Romney after they refused to challenge the Electoral College votes on January 6: The airline will also ban passengers from checking guns in their luggage ahead of Joe Biden inauguration on January 20:
Ice Age Farmer Report: CHINA IS EATING OUR LUNCH! - We Are Losing the Food War!Ice Age Farmer Report: CHINA IS EATING OUR LUNCH! - We Are Losing the Food War!
Other countries are protecting their food supplies. Argentina, Russia, and Ukraine have all stopped exporting to be able to feed their people. Yet the USA continues to export hand-over-fist to China -- based on the data from the USDA. How is this happening? Who is in control? Christian asks some hard questions tonight on this troubling Ice Age Farmer broadcast -- and the answers demand that we start growing food immediately. (Video also here) Sources
Terrible snow storm with 116 km/h hits Saskatchewan, CanadaTerrible snow storm with 116 km/h hits Saskatchewan, Canada
Terrible snow storm with 116 km/h hits Canada, Saskatchewan.
Is the establishment planning a false flag on Inauguration Day?Is the establishment planning a false flag on Inauguration Day?
The question in the title is legitimate in light of the extraordinary and unusual letter signed by all members of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff condemning Trump supporters for insurrection and calling on the US military to remain ready for another attempt at sedition on inauguration day. In the Joint Chiefs' own words: "The violent riot in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the US Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process." There was no riot, no assault on the Capitol, and no insurrection. As the videos show, there was no "storming of the Capitol." Police allowed rally attendees inside, and they walked in calmly in line. (See, for example: New Footage Shows Pro-Trump Demonstrators Being Let Into Capitol, Orderly Protesting Contested Electoral Certification) Instead of insurrection, there was a defense of the Constitution by Americans protesting what they believe to be a stolen presidential election, the result of which is to consolidate...
After months of bashing Russia's vaccine, Western journalists in Moscow line up for Sputnik VAfter months of bashing Russia's vaccine, Western journalists in Moscow line up for Sputnik V
Since Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the registration of Sputnik V, the world's first vaccine against Covid-19, sections of the Western media have taken aim at a formula they've dubbed both dangerous and ineffective. However, in recent weeks, Moscow-based representatives of the very same outlets have lined up to receive the much-maligned Sputnik V. Living in Russia, it is no surprise that the correspondents have a much more realistic view of the country than their New York and London-based superiors. On Friday, the New York Times' Andrew Kramer revealed he had received his first dose of Sputnik V, praising the "bona fide accomplishment for Russian scientists continuing a long and storied practice of vaccine development," even noting that Moscow has avoided some of the logistical problems seen in the West.
Violent thunderstorm and flood hits Rio Grande do Sul in BrazilViolent thunderstorm and flood hits Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil
In Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, there was a severe thunderstorm with a downpour. Local residents, who were taken by surprise by the bad weather, were forced to seek shelter. The storm lasted for about 2 hours and caused local flooding. Roofs were also blown off some houses by strong gusts of wind. Recall that Rio Grande do Sul is the southernmost state of Brazil, in its southern region. The administrative center is the city of Porto Alegre. In the north, it borders the state of Santa Catarina, in the south - with Uruguay, in the west along the Uruguay River - with Argentina.
WHO warns 'second year of Covid-19 could be even tougher'WHO warns 'second year of Covid-19 could be even tougher'
Ongoing transmission dynamics show the world needs to brace for an even tougher year of fighting Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, while the disease has turned into the "perfect storm" in Europe and the US. "We are going into a second year of this, it could even be tougher given the transmission dynamics and some of the issues that we are seeing," WHO's Health Emergencies chief, Mike Ryan, said during a Q&A session broadcast online on Wednesday. Following a drop in new cases reported over the holiday season, the numbers are "picking up" again - and the overall picture does not look particularly promising, the senior official admitted.
Man captures the moment he is struck by lightning in Brazil as he talks about 'god's nature'Man captures the moment he is struck by lightning in Brazil as he talks about 'god's nature'
Jose Omar de Oliveria was out in the countryside in Minduri in Brazil, where he works as a councillor, was he was struck by a bolt from the skies. Somewhat miraculously, Oliveria was unharmed by the shock but it did ruin his flip flops. In the clip, which Oliveria filmed on his mobile phone, he can be heard to say: "It's God's nature. I'll tell you. Look, clear skies. "Over there it's starting (to rain). Clear skies, it's sunny, look for yourself to see how Minduriis." He then managed to capture the moment he was hit by lightning and his screams can be heard.
US Government paid millions to chase UFOs and werewolvesUS Government paid millions to chase UFOs and werewolves
In 2008, the United States Defense Intelligence Agency gave $22 million to the exotic science division of Las Vegas billionaire Robert Bigelow's space startup — Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies, or BAASS — to study "breakthrough technologies" and UFOs. A Debrief investigation, including new unredacted internal documents, illuminates some of the odd history of this secretive program and reveals that some of the government's money was directed to even stranger things than they had in mind. The Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program In 2008, at the behest of Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, then the majority leader, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) funded the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program (AAWSAP). According to the solicitation bid, the purpose was to explore "potential breakthrough technology applications employed in future aerospace weapon systems." Though the Pentagon told The Debrief earlier this year that the DIA was not...
How Silicon Valley, in a show of monopolistic force, destroyed ParlerHow Silicon Valley, in a show of monopolistic force, destroyed Parler
Critics of Silicon Valley censorship for years heard the same refrain: tech platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter are private corporations and can host or ban whoever they want. If you don't like what they are doing, the solution is not to complain or to regulate them. Instead, go create your own social media platform that operates the way you think it should. The founders of Parler heard that suggestion and tried. In August, 2018, they created a social media platform similar to Twitter but which promised far greater privacy protections, including a refusal to aggregate user data in order to monetize them to advertisers or algorithmically evaluate their interests in order to promote content or products to them. They also promised far greater free speech rights, rejecting the increasingly repressive content policing of Silicon Valley giants. Over the last year, Parler encountered immense success. Millions of people who objected to increasing repression of speech on the largest...
Google admits to running 'experiments' which remove some media sites from its search resultsGoogle admits to running 'experiments' which remove some media sites from its search results
The tech giant says it is 'running a few experiments that will each reach about 1% of Google Search users in Australia'. Google has been hiding some Australian news sites from search results, in a move media outlets say is a show of "extraordinary power" as the tech company bargains with the Australian government over financial payment for content. The Australian government is attempting to impose a new code on Google and Facebook that would force them to negotiate a fair price for displaying local news content.