[:: Date : & The prophetic word that came forth  ::  ::  ::  ::  ::  ::  ::  ::  ::  :: ::  ::] 


:: Date & Confirmation in the news and what people have said has taken place  ::  ::  

-  ><>  -  ><>  -   -  <><  -  <><  -




[ :: 4-22-16 pm service  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::]

etc. For truly blood shall flow in the streets and things will be very bad in that sense and in the weather also that you have already seen a change in like I have said you would see.  Drought shall affect very many places and food shall be scarce, but I have given unto you my word and my promise that I will take you through these days victoriously. etc

:: 1-27-23 Phil's Stock World :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Thai Rice Prices Jump As Global Food Crisis Reignites

By zerohedge January 27, 2023

Soaring rice prices is the latest example of persistent food inflation. The grain is responsible for feeding billions of people, and prices were relatively stable last year while wheat soared until now.

Since November, Thailand’s white rice prices jumped to two-year highs, up 23% to $523 per ton.

Strong demand lies at the heart of the rally, with some importers buying more of the grain to replace wheat after the war in Ukraine disrupted supplies. Some consumers have also been stocking up ahead of festivals, while a strengthening Thai currency has helped push up dollar-denominated prices,” Bloomberg explained.

Thailand, the world’s second-largest rice exporter, has seen increasing demand from Indonesia and Iraq, said Chookiat Ophaswongse, honorary president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association.

Iraq has been diligently buying our rice every month,” said Ophaswongse, adding the Middle Eastern country was the largest buyer last year.

However, as Thai rice gets more expensive, buyers in China and Malaysia are swapping for inexpensive alternatives.

Expensive rice will pressure many of the world’s households that rely on the grain. The problem with rice is that it’s a staple, and rising prices could fuel discontent or, worse, food riots.

What’s more alarming is that the Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index, which tracks international prices of the top traded food commodities worldwide, remains at levels associated with triggering the Arab Spring, a series of anti-government protests across the Middle East in the early 2010s.

The good news is that upside momentum in food commodity prices has dramatically slowed, if not reversed, in some cases, though the rise in rice prices is a concern because billions of people rely on the grain for survival.

… and China is shifting into a net food importer that might put upward pressure on food prices this year. 

:: 1-29-23 Phil's Stock World :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Massive Fire Destroys Commercial Egg Farm Belonging To Top US Supplier

By zerohedge January 29, 2023

Dozens of food processing plants were destroyed and/or damaged last year by “accidental fires.” After several months of a lull in mysterious fires rippling through the food industry, the first major one of the new year was reported by NBC Connecticut on Saturday.

More than 100 firefighters battled a massive fire at a commercial egg farm in Bozrah, Connecticut, on Saturday afternoon.

According to Epoch Times, firefighters spent hours extinguishing a 150-foot-by-400-foot chicken coop at Hillandale Farms, which contained about 100,000 chickens.

A Salvation Army canteen truck was on the scene, providing food. According to the Salvation Army, about 100,000 chickens may have died in the fire. It also said that no injuries had been reported.

Here’s the video of the fire:

Hillandale Farms is one of the largest suppliers of chicken eggs in the US.

It’s unclear what the fire-damaged Bozrah location will mean for Hallandale Farms’ national egg supply chain. The fire comes at a time when the US suffers from a severe shortage of eggs due to bird flu wiping out tens of millions of egg-laying hens.

Egg shortages have been reported at supermarkets nationwide.

Prices of a dozen Grade A eggs at the supermarket have jumped to astronomical levels.

This could be the start of another string of suspicious fires at food plants. Citing Bloomberg data, news stories for “food plant fire” jumped the most in a decade last year. Odd right?

Some have speculated ‘food processing plants don’t just “accidentally”‘ catch on fire at the rate seen last year. Others are asking: Is the US food supply chain under attack?

This post was originally published on this site 

:: 1-29-23 Daily Mail :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

California fire crews use SIX THOUSAND gallons of water to extinguish burning Tesla Model S whose battery spontaneously combusted while driving down busy freeway

The Tesla caught on fire while the driver was on Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova

Fire officials said that nothing was wrong with the car before it combusted

Approximately 6,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish the blaze

By Vanessa Serna For Dailymail.Com

Published: 18:28 EST, 29 January 2023 | Updated: 20:28 EST, 29 January 2023

Firefighters used 6,000 gallons of water to extinguish a Tesla Model S that spontaneously burst into flames on a busy highway outside of Sacramento on Saturday.

The driver, who was not injured, was on Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova at around 3pm when smoke started to come out from the front of the car.

Photos of the luxury car showed the vehicle completely totaled with the front end of completely burnt.

Officials responded to the scene with two fire engines and a water tender. The Metro Fire of Sacramento crew said that nothing was previously wrong with car.

It is unclear what caused the blaze, but the federal government is also probing multiple Tesla self-driving crashes with some resulting in deaths.

Meanwhile, Tesla stock increased 33 percent last week after the company lost nearly 65 percent in market value in a tumultuous 2022, according to CNBC.

At the start of the year, the stock plunged nearly 14 percent after the company missed estimates for fourth-quarter deliveries despite shipping a record number of vehicles.

The horrific blaze wasn't the first Tesla S fire that Metro Fire of Sacramento officials had to extinguish.

A white Tesla model burst into flames in a Rancho Cordova wrecking yard in June after the car had spent weeks sitting there after a collision.

Firefighters arrived at the wrecking yard to find the Tesla fully engulfed in flames. Each time the firefighters attempted to extinguish the flames, the Tesla's battery would reignite the fire.

The fire department posted an Instagram video of the ordeal, saying that even when firefighters moved the Tesla onto its side to spray the battery directly, the car would burst into flames again 'due to the residual heat.'

Eventually, the firefighters dug a pit near the Tesla and moved the burning car into it and then filled the pit with water, 'effectively submerging the battery compartment.'

The technique worked, and the fire department was able to put out the fire with no injuries and 4,500 gallons of water used - about the same amount of water used for a building fire.

Fires generated from electric vehicles can be especially hazardous, as they generate over 100 organic chemicals including some potentially fatal toxic gasses like carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide.

Tesla batteries may be at a higher risk of combusting due to the lithium-ion technology they use, which is a relatively new introduction to the auto industry. Lithium-ion batteries charge faster but can rise to extraordinary temperatures if damaged.

An increase in electric vehicle use over recent years has brought to light some of the risks associated with them. 

[ :: 7-3-15 Campmeeting afternoon service (third word]  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc America your money will be worth nothing in the near future, this will bring panic, famine and martial law, yes, in the streets of America.  If you had read my word you know that these are the beginning of sorrows etc

:: 1-30-23 PL. PRENSA - LATINA :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Egyptian parliament approves agreement to join the BRICS bank

Cairo, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian Parliament approved an agreement adopted by the Government that allows the country to join the New Development Bank of the BRICS group, the Al-Ahram diary reported.

January 30, 2023 CST08:59 (GMT) -0500

Published by: Luis Linares Petrov

The vice-president of the Economic Committee of the House of Representatives, Mohamed Abdel-Hamid, affirmed that joining the institution benefits the country.

“We will benefit from the Bank’s financial and technical assistance in areas such as sustainable development, health, infrastructure, transportation, water, and telecommunications,” he said.

The addition of Egypt will also relieve the state budget of the pressure to find dollars to meet imports because members of that bank can use their national currencies in bilateral trade, he said.

Parliamentarian Ahmed El-Awadi, head of the House National Security and Defense Committee, also praised the decision: “It represents a step in the fight against the dollarization phenomenon and opens up new markets for Egypt’s agricultural and industrial products,” he said.

Legislator Mervat Mattar, stated that “the BRICS group is an important forum that can divert the course of the international economy from US and dollar dominance.” He also welcomed the Russian central bank’s decision a week ago to add the Egyptian pound to its list of foreign currencies exchangeable for rubles.

Last December, the Egyptian Council of Ministers announced its decision to join the BRICS, after a proposal by President Abdel Fatah El-Sissi.



:: 2-1-23 Nikkei Asia :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Gold snatched up by central banks at fastest pace in 55 years

China and Turkey big buyers as dollar's dominance fades

MUNEMASA HORIO, Nikkei staff writer February 1, 2023 01:35 JST

TOKYO -- Gold buying by central banks reached its highest level in 55 years, data released Tuesday shows, as the freezing of Russia's dollar assets spurred countries to seek alternatives less vulnerable to economic sanctions.

Net purchases of the metal by central banks in 2022 totaled 1,135 tonnes in 2022, according to a report from the World Gold Council, an industry group. This was the highest since 1967, when European banks bought gold en masse as U.S. deficits and the devaluation of the British pound began to undermine the link between gold and the dollar. 

:: 1-31-23 Yahoo News :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Austria, Hungary agree not to supply weapons to Ukraine

The Kyiv Independent news desk Tue, January 31, 2023, 7:26 AM EST·2 min read

Austria and Hungary have agreed not to send military assistance to Ukraine, Austrian Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner and her Hungarian counterpart Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky said at a meeting in Budapest on Jan. 30, cited by Euractiv.

According to the top officials, both countries' position regarding Russia's war against Ukraine is "clear" as they don't provide Ukraine with defense assistance "to prevent a further escalation."

Szalay-Bobrovniczky added that Hungary would only supply humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address on Jan. 29 that it is important for Ukraine to continue receiving military support from partners at the same pace as Russia seeks to "prolong the war, exhaust our forces."

Germany, Poland, Spain, the U.S., and the United Kingdom have all publicly pledged to send tanks to Ukraine following Zelensky's months-long requests for more sophisticated weapons to defeat Russia.

Vadym Omelchenko, Ukraine's ambassador to France, said that western countries had pledged a total of 321 heavy tanks to Ukraine so far.

On Jan. 19, nine European nations signed a joint statement known as the Tallinn Pledge, committing to providing Ukraine with the support it needs to liberate all its territory currently occupied by Russia.

In late January, Hungarian Prime Minister Orban said that Ukraine was a no man's land and compared it to Afghanistan. After that, Foreign Ministry summoned Hungary's ambassador to Ukraine.

Polish RMF FM reported on Jan. 19, citing a high-ranking EU diplomatic source, that Budapest had blocked half a billion euros worth of military aid in the seventh such package allocated to Ukraine as part of the European Peace Facility.

In December, Hungary also held up the EU's 18 billion macro-financial assistance package to Ukraine. Media reports alleged that the EU saw it as Budapest's attempt to force the EU to release aid to Hungary, which had been frozen due to the country's insufficient reforms. 

[:: 2-3-14 am service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

:: 1-27-23 Israel National News :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

After Jenin operation: Rocket barrage fired from Gaza, IDF attacks Hamas targets

Red color siren activated in Ashkelon, Karmia and Zikim. Two rockets fired by Gaza terrorists intercepted by Iron Dome. IDF retaliates by striking Hamas sites.

Elad Benari

Published: Jan 27, 2023, 12:05 AM (GMT+2) Updated:6:05 AM

IDF fighter jets early Friday morning targeted an underground rocket manufacturing site belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in Maghazi in the central Gaza Strip. The strike came in response to the firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip toward Israel.

This strike will significantly impede Hamas’ intensification and armament efforts,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

“The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization responsible for all terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip and it will face the consequences of the security violations against Israel,” the statement added.

In a subsequent attack, IDF fighter jets targeted a military base used by the Hamas terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip. The base served as a significant center of Hamas’ terrorist activities, the IDF said.

On Thursday night, shortly before midnight, sirens were sounded in the city of Ashkelon and in Kibbutz Zikim and Karmia. The IDF confirmed that two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip and were intercepted by the IDF Aerial Defense Array.

There were no initial reports of physical injuries or damages.

Shortly after the IDF attack, at around 3:30 a.m., sirens were sounded in kibbutz Nir Oz, Magen and Ein HaBesor.

The IDF said that during an IDF strike in the Gaza Strip, three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip. One rocket was intercepted by the IDF Aerial Defense Array, an additional rocket fell in open areas and another rocket fell inside the Gaza Strip.

The rockets were fired in response to the IDF’s counterterrorism operation in Jenin early Thursday morning, in which eight Palestinians Arabs were killed, the majority of them Islamic Jihad terrorists who were planning attacks against Israelis.

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi, and senior defense officials held a situation assessment in which they ordered "increased preparedness" for any scenario.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Netanyahu's office said that the Prime Minister made it clear that Israel was not looking to escalate the situation, but that he instructed the security forces to prepare for any scenario in the various arenas, in order to protect the citizens of Israel.

Meanwhile on Thursday evening, the Palestinian Authority announced it was halting security coordination with Israel over the raid.

The move was announced by the PA’s deputy cabinet leader, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, who said that “security coordination with the occupation government no longer exists as of now,” in light of the "repeated aggression against our people, and the undermining of signed agreements."

Abu Rudeineh also said that the PA intended to file another complaint with the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court over Thursday morning's raid. etc and the news story continues 

:: 1-29-23 The Jerusalem Post :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Israeli drone attack on Iranian weapons factory was phenomenal success - sources

The Islamic Republic claimed that the drone attack had failed and only cause minor roof damage.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB Published: JANUARY 29, 2023 12:24

Despite Iranian claims, the Israeli drone attack on Iran at Isfahan was a tremendous success, according to a mix of Western intelligence sources and foreign sources, The Jerusalem Post initially reported on Sunday morning.

Several hours later, The Wall Street Journal came out with a similar report, stating that Israel and the Mossad were behind the attack, citing US officials.

There were four large explosions at the military industry factory, documented on social media, against a facility developing advanced weapons. The damage goes far beyond the “minor roof damage” that the Islamic Republic claimed earlier Sunday and has falsely claimed in past incidents.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which came amid tension with the West over Tehran’s nuclear activity and supply of arms for Russia’s war in Ukraine, as well as months of anti-government demonstrations at home.

Iran's response matches responses to similar incidents

Iran’s foreign minister said the “cowardly” attack was aimed at creating “insecurity” in Iran. Their defense ministry said the explosion caused only minor damage and no casualties. The extent of the damage could not be independently confirmed.

Hours after the report, Iran intensified its threats against Israel, despite pretending that the attacks had failed.

Israel is playing mum, but most Western intelligence and Iranian sources have credited the Mossad with similarly successful attacks against Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility in July 2020, a different Natanz nuclear facility in April 2021, another nuclear facility at Karaj in June 2021 and with destroying around 120 or more Iranian drones in February 2022.

Few organizations globally, besides the Mossad, are believed to possess the advanced and surgical strike capabilities displayed in the operation.

Multiple large drones with significant amounts of explosives were involved and hit their targets with pinpoint accuracy.

In each of the prior incidents, Tehran tried initially to pretend that the attacks failed and only acknowledged the extent of the damage when satellite photos or other evidence broke into the public sphere, outflanking their denials.

It is still unclear whether the advanced weapons damaged related only to conventional warfare, or might have nuclear relevance, such as for use in ballistic missiles or explosives which can be used for both conventional and nuclear weapons.

Isfahan has been used on and off for various nuclear issues as well as non-nuclear military issues.

Iran even at one point told the IAEA that some of the nuclear activities being carried out at the Karaj nuclear facility until June 2021 had been moved to Isfahan.

The WSJ noted that there was an Iranian aerospace facility nearby, which could also be utilizing dual-use items for space launches and nuclear weapons, used for escaping and reentering Earth’s atmosphere.

Speculation centered around whether the attack was meant to set back Iran’s advanced drone program or a new program, such as the development of hypersonic missiles, with Russian help.

Hypersonic missiles fly so fast and have such advanced maneuverability that many experts believe they could penetrate all of Israel’s air defenses.

Another theme raised during the day was that the US and the CIA may have been involved this time.

Experts noted that the US and Israel just spent an entire week conducting military exercises around attacking targets, such as Iran, so carrying out such an attack immediately after these exercises could be meant to send a message as to their seriousness.

They estimated that the visit of CIA Director William Burns to Israel just before the attack was evidence of a need for a special face-to-face meeting between the CIA and Mossad chiefs preparing the attack.

The US has adopted a more aggressive tone with Iran since it provided drones to Russia in the war with Ukraine and has demonstrated even more impatience recently with Tehran’s failure to return to the 2015 nuclear deal.

Reuters contributed to this report. 

[ :: 2-24-13 am service (first word) :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::::]

etc.. Even the clouds are speaking forth the coming of my Son, are you hearing, are you seeing, are you understanding? For I say unto you, many, many disasters shall take place, the shortage of food shall even be greater, the drought shall expand

:: 1-29-23 Daily Mail :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Europe is 'on the verge' of 'catastrophic' drought as groundwater reserves dry up across the continent, scientists warn

A lack of groundwater causes major issues in wildlife, agriculture and energy

Scientists have warned that hot, dry summers since 2018 have caused the issue

It comes as global warming continues to cause hotter weather around the world

By Elizabeth Haigh For Mailonline

Published: 09:04 EST, 29 January 2023 | Updated: 09:24 EST, 29 January 2023

Europe is on the verge of a catastrophic drought as groundwater reserves dry up, scientists have warned.

Hotter summers due to global warming has meant there has been a huge drop in surface water levels since 2018, that have not recovered due to heatwaves across Europe in recent years.

Scientists warn Europe is on the edge of a water disaster, and it is already affecting wildlife, habitats and agriculture.

Dr Torsten Mayer-Gürr, a professor at Graz University of Technology, Austria, and the author of the research, said: 'A few years ago, I would never have imagined that water would be a problem here in Europe.'

It comes as the UK's annual average temperature topped 10C for the first time in 2022, as last year was confirmed as the country's warmest on record.

During the summer months of 2018 and 2019 there was a striking water shortage in Central Europe.

Since then, there has been no significant rise in ground water levels, with levels remaining constantly low.

The potentially catastrophic drought is already damaging natural habitats, affecting agriculture and creating major energy shortages, a new study reveals.

The effects of this prolonged drought were evident in Europe during the summer of 2022.

Dry riverbeds and the slow disappearance of stagnant waters severely impacted both nature and people.

Numerous aquatic species lost their habitats or were killed as their water disappeared, while dry soil caused many problems for agriculture and flash flooding.

The drought also caused massive forest and grass fires across Europe, including in the UK.

The energy shortage in Europe also worsened, as without sufficient amounts of cooling water, nuclear power plants in countries such as France struggled to generate enough electricity.

Hydroelectric power plants also struggled to fulfil their function due to the lack of water.

This new data shows the real and pressing impact climate change is having across the world.

The UK saw it's hottest year on record in 2022, breaking its previous temperature records and seeing the mercury top 40C.

Dr Torsten Mayer-Gürr, a professor at Graz University of Technology, Austria, and study author, said: 'The processing and the computational effort here are quite large.

'We have a distance measurement every five seconds and thus about half a million measurements per month. From this we then determine gravity field maps.'

He added: 'A few years ago, I would never have imagined that water would be a problem here in Europe, especially in Germany or Austria.

'We are actually getting problems with the water supply here - we have to think about this.'

The new data was gathered using satellite gravimetry, a specialised method of measuring the world's groundwater resources and documenting their changes.

The team used twin satellites called Tom and Jerry that orbit the Earth in a polar orbit at an altitude of just under 490 kilometres.

They provide readings of the total mass, from which the mass changes in the rivers and lakes are then subtracted, the soil moisture, snow and ice are also subtracted and finally only the groundwater remains.

The distance between the satellites was constantly and precisely measured.

If they flew over a mountain, the satellite in front was initially faster than the one behind because of the increased mass under it.

Once it had passed the mountain, it slowed down slightly again, but the rear satellite accelerated as soon as it reached the mountain.

Once both were over the top, their relative speed was established once more.

These changes in distance over large masses were the main measurement factors for determining the Earth's gravitational field, which is used to calculate changes in groundwater.

These satellites speed around the earth at around 30,000 km/hr, orbiting the Earth 15 times a day.

They can cover the entire Earth's surface after just one month, meaning they can provide a gravity map of the Earth each month.

However, these gravity maps cannot show the exact amount of groundwater on the planet, as the satellites do not distinguish between sea, lakes or groundwater.

To work out separate masses for each body of water, other partners in the EU G3P project, or Global Gravity-based Groundwater project, had to help out.

While Tom and Jerry provided the total mass of water, the changes in mass of the rivers, lakes, soil moisture, snow and ice were subtracted by these partners, leaving only the level of groundwater.

The results show the water situation in Europe has now become very precarious. 

[ :: 2-24-13 am service (first word) :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::::]

etc.. Even the clouds are speaking forth the coming of my Son, are you hearing, are you seeing, are you understanding? For I say unto you, many, many disasters shall take place, the shortage of food shall even be greater, the drought shall expand

:: 1-19-23 Yahoo News :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Colorado SNAP reductions: Food stamp benefits to return to pre-pandemic levels after February

Debbie Kelley, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) January 19, 2023·4 min read

Jan. 19—Additional food stamp benefits intended to help people endure economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic are ending next month nationwide, and El Paso County Department of Human Services is warning recipients to prepare for fewer dollars' worth of assistance, at a time when grocery prices continue to rise.

While inflation pushed overall prices to increase by 6.5% last month over December 2021, according to the Consumer Price Index, the cost of food has "remained stubbornly high" and is nearly double what it was one year ago, said Nate Springer, president and CEO of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, which supplies about 300 free distribution sites across 31 counties.

"It's 11% more expensive this year than last January on food prices," he said. "That's what's worrisome."

State and federal governments approved increased food stamp payments almost three years ago at the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, with the intent that they would expire when the pandemic stopped being defined as a public health emergency.

That declaration has continued, but under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, a $1.7 trillion federal spending bill signed into law in late December, the temporary "emergency maximum allotments" to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, also known as food stamps, will be eliminated.

All recipients will see a reduction in food stamp benefits — anywhere from $95 to $600 monthly — after the February issuance, said Alex Urbach, spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Human Services.

The agency estimates that the average decrease in benefits will be $90 per person each month, or $360 a month for a family of four.

For nearly three years, all recipients could receive the maximum allowable food benefit for their household size, instead of a calculated benefit based on income and expenses, Urbach said.

It's one of the last pandemic-related aids to end, Springer noted. etc 

[ :: 7-2-17 Campmeeting 2017 afternoon service  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::]

You are going to see much more happening overseas now much more.  Russia, they have been poked in the eye so long they are ready to fight.  North Korea has been mocked for so long they are ready to fight.  They are not afraid of those ships that are out there; they were out there during the Korean War.  Oh, wake up, wake up, you need to turn to me and not to your own ways, for the old ways never did work etc    

:: 1-26-23 The American Conservative :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

This Time It’s Different

Neither we nor our allies are prepared to fight all-out war with Russia, regionally or globally.

Douglas Macgregor Jan 26, 2023 12:01 PM

Until it decided to confront Moscow with an existential military threat in Ukraine, Washington confined the use of American military power to conflicts that Americans could afford to lose, wars with weak opponents in the developing world from Saigon to Baghdad that did not present an existential threat to U.S. forces or American territory. This time—a proxy war with Russia—is different.

Contrary to early Beltway hopes and expectations, Russia neither collapsed internally nor capitulated to the collective West’s demands for regime change in Moscow. Washington underestimated Russia’s societal cohesion, its latent military potential, and its relative immunity to Western economic sanctions.

As a result, Washington’s proxy war against Russia is failing. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was unusually candid about the situation in Ukraine when he told the allies in Germany at Ramstein Air Base on January 20, “We have a window of opportunity here, between now and the spring,” admitting, “That’s not a long time.”

Alexei Arestovich, President Zelensky’s recently fired advisor and unofficial “Spinmeister,” was more direct. He expressed his own doubts that Ukraine can win its war with Russia and he now questions whether Ukraine will even survive the war. Ukrainian lossesat least 150,000 dead including 35,000 missing in action and presumed dead—have fatally weakened Ukrainian forces resulting in a fragile Ukrainian defensive posture that will likely shatter under the crushing weight of attacking Russian forces in the next few weeks.

Ukraine’s materiel losses are equally severe. These include thousands of tanks and armored infantry fighting vehicles, artillery systems, air defense platforms, and weapons of all calibers. These totals include the equivalent of seven years of Javelin missile production. In a setting where Russian artillery systems can fire nearly 60,000 rounds of all types—rockets, missiles, drones, and hard-shell ammunitiona day, Ukrainian forces are hard-pressed to answer these Russian salvos with 6,000 rounds daily. New platform and ammunition packages for Ukraine may enrich the Washington community, but they cannot change these conditions.

Predictably, Washington’s frustration with the collective West’s failure to stem the tide of Ukrainian defeat is growing. In fact, the frustration is rapidly giving way to desperation.

Michael Rubin, a former Bush appointee and avid supporter of America’s permanent conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan, vented his frustration in a 1945 article asserting that, “if the world allows Russia to remain a unitary state, and if it allows Putinism to survive Putin, then, Ukraine should be allowed to maintain its own nuclear deterrence, whether it joins NATO or not.” On its face, the suggestion is reckless, but the statement does accurately reflect the anxiety in Washington circles that Ukrainian defeat is inevitable.

NATO’s members were never strongly united behind Washington’s crusade to fatally weaken Russia. The governments of Hungary and Croatia are simply acknowledging the wider European public’s opposition to war with Russia and lack of support for Washington’s desire to postpone Ukraine’s foreseeable defeat.

Though sympathetic to the Ukrainian people, Berlin did not support all-out war with Russia on Ukraine’s behalf. Now, Germans are also uneasy with the catastrophic condition of the German armed forces.

Retired German Air Force General (four-star equivalent) Harald Kujat, former chairman of the NATO Military Committee, severely criticized Berlin for allowing Washington to railroad Germany into conflict with Russia, noting that several decades of German political leaders actively disarmed Germany and thus deprived Berlin of authority or credibility in Europe. Though actively suppressed by the German government and media, his comments are resonating strongly with the German electorate.

The blunt fact is that in its efforts to secure victory in its proxy war with Russia, Washington ignores historical reality. From the 13th century onward, Ukraine was a region dominated by larger, more powerful national powers, whether Lithuanian, Polish, Swedish, Austrian, or Russian.

In the aftermath of the First World War, abortive Polish designs for an independent Ukrainian State were conceived to weaken Bolshevik Russia. Today, Russia is not communist, nor does Moscow seek the destruction of the Polish State as Trotsky, Lenin, Stalin, and their followers did in 1920.

So where is Washington headed with its proxy war against Russia? The question deserves an answer.

On Sunday December 7, 1941, U.S. Ambassador Averell Harriman was with Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill having dinner at Churchill’s home when the BBC broadcast the news that the Japanese had attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. Harriman was visibly shocked. He simply repeated the words, “The Japanese have raided Pearl Harbor.”

Harriman need not have been surprised. The Roosevelt administration had practically done everything in its power to goad Tokyo into attacking U.S. forces in the Pacific with a series of hostile policy decisions culminating in Washington’s oil embargo during the summer of 1941.

In the Second World War, Washington was lucky with timing and allies. This time it’s different. Washington and its NATO allies are advocating a full-blown war against Russia, the devastation and breakup of the Russian Federation, as well as the destruction of millions of lives in Russia and Ukraine.

Washington emotes. Washington does not think, and it is also overtly hostile to empiricism and truth. Neither we nor our allies are prepared to fight all-out war with Russia, regionally or globally. The point is, if war breaks out between Russia and the United States, Americans should not be surprised. The Biden administration and its bipartisan supporters in Washington are doing all they possibly can to make it happen.

About The Author Douglas Macgregor

Douglas Macgregor, Col. (ret.) is a senior fellow with The American Conservative, the former advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the Trump administration, a decorated combat veteran, and the author of five books. 

:: 1-22-23 Hal Lindsey :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

What Do These Things Have in Common?

By Hal Lindsey

The price of eggs… a Mall of America security guard threatening the wearer of a “Jesus saves” t-shirt… attacks on the US power grid… a worldwide obsession with pornography… another wave of nuclear threats coming out of Russia… a universal weakening of democratic institutions… a global reshuffling of leaders… threats of “civil war” in Israel… corruption in the highest levels of government across the world… weaponized Artificial Intelligence… deep fake audio and video enabling previously unimagined levels of deception… global economic chaos… and on and on.

What do these and hundreds of other things like them have in common? They are signs of the soon coming of Jesus. Planet earth is in the throes of the birth of a new world. It’s difficult — even excruciating — but it is also thrilling. We are entering the days foreseen by the prophets.

In this end-times world, we are increasingly surrounded by foolishness, rage against God, arrogance, and by people who devise and delight in evil. It’s important for us, our loved ones, our churches, and our communities that Christians respond well. So, how does God say to respond?

First, let’s look at how not to respond. Jesus taught us not to respond in kind. We are not to spew expletive-saturated vitriol at perceived enemies over social media. We are not to become fearful or violent. Fear and rage go hand in hand. Extreme anger often comes as a result of feeling afraid or threatened. That’s why it is so important for Christians to walk in faith. How can you win people to Christ while living in fear of them and feeling unrelenting anger toward them?

In Mark 11:22, Jesus gave us the answer in only four words — “Have faith in God.”

If your faith is in your own strength or the strength of your political associations or in a particular leader, you will naturally be afraid. You will be outraged by every potential threat. But faith in God allows you to exhibit and grow the fruit of the Spirit — “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23, NASB)

Don’t pass over that list too quickly. Consider each word. Don’t you want that? Doesn’t the world need that? Those words represent light in an ever-darkening age — “love… joy… peace… patience… kindness… goodness… faithfulness… gentleness… self-control.”

Proverbs 24:19 says, “Do not fret because of evildoers.” Social media and cable news networks teach us just the opposite. They want us to do nothing but fret over the actions and attitudes of others. If your concern is only for your own worldly well-being, then you will be obsessed with what evildoers are up to. But if you take God’s perspective, you won’t agonize because of evildoers, but over the future of evildoers. The next verse, Proverbs 24:20, says, “For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.”

For that reason, verse 19 and many other scriptures admonish us not to envy evil men. They may be flying in lush private jets to conferences about the terrors of climate change. They may have celebrity and power. But unless they turn to Christ, eternity will not be a happy place for them. Meanwhile, the lowliest (by the world’s standards) man or woman in Christ will live in an eternity full of love, joy, and peace.

And we who have faith in God, can live in the same heavenly love, joy, and peace — now. 

:: 1-22-23 Hal Lindsey :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Answering Fear

By Hal Lindsey

I’ve never counted them, but I have read that phrases like “fear not” or “do not be afraid” occur over 300 times in the Bible. Clearly, God does not want us to be afraid. In fact, He commands us not to fear.

That’s because, in many ways, fear and faith are opposites. And Hebrews 11:6 says, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”

And yet, when countries around the world are declaring national emergencies, the temptation to fear can grow. When markets falter, and wealth disappears before our eyes, we might be tempted to feel anxiety. The coronavirus COVID-19 is what Psalm 91:6 calls a “pestilence that stalks in darkness.” We know it’s there, and we know it’s deadly, but we can’t see it.

When we’re tempted to fear, what does God say?

2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

In Acts 20, Paul talked about his many afflictions and trials. Then, in verse 24, he put those difficulties into perspective. He said, “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”

If your hope is in this world only, then you should be afraid. But if through the finished work of Jesus on the cross, you live in the assurance of heaven, then don’t be afraid. Don’t be moved by any of the things the world is throwing at you.

Romans 8:15 says, “For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’”

The New Living Bible translates Philippians 4:6 like this. “Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

Cry out to Him as a child would cry out to his dear father — full of faith and trust. Then thank Him for all He has done.

1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.”

Psalms 34:4 says, “I sought the Lord, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.”

In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”

Psalms 57:1 says, “In the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by.”

Isaiah 26:3 says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.”

These are difficult days. We should be prudent and plan things as well as we can. But panic? Fear? No! Let the Living God keep you in perfect peace. 

[ :: 2-24-13 am service  (fifth word)  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

For truly you are seeing the end time signs that I have spoken to you about, and if you were studying, you would clearly see them being fulfilled etc.

:: 8-20-2020 Hal Lindsey :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

As the Day Approaches

By Hal Lindsey

Global plagues and pestilence… rumors of war… earthquakes in “diverse places”… men crying “peace and safety”… lawlessness… persecution of Christians… growing Antisemitism… increasing violence… a worldwide mental health crisis… Iran’s alliance with Russia and Turkey… apostasy in the churches.

These are all biblical signs of the soon return of Jesus, and they’re heating up as never before. The technology the Antichrist will use to rule the world economy has been invented and is being implemented right now. An atmosphere of desperation has made the world ripe for the Antichrist’s plucking.

The signs go on and on and on. The accuracy of Bible prophets in talking about our time is nothing less than miraculous. And yet, most evangelical churches refuse to point it out. It’s too controversial. Christians don’t want to hear about it because they have placed their hopes and dreams in this world. They don’t spend their time thinking about the things of God. They prefer to think about what they’re going to do when their lottery ticket hits — the homes they will own and the cars they will drive. Sometimes they selflessly dream about what they will do for others. But the center of those dreams is not Christ and His eternal kingdom, but the earth and its pleasures.

Most Christians today don’t want to think about the Rapture because they like it here. They can’t yet say with the Psalmist, “Thy lovingkindness is better than life.” They can’t yet say with the Apostle Paul, “Chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me; neither do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my course with joy.” (Acts 20:23-24)

The Bible repeatedly says to watch for the Lord’s coming, but it’s hard to watch when you’re intentionally looking the other way. When Peter said, “Scoffers will come in the last days,” who would have thought he was talking about Evangelicals? But he was.

2 Peter 3:3-4 says, “Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’” He told us what the scoffers’ last days argument would be. Today we hear almost these exact words from cold pulpits every week and cold Christians every day.

In verse 10 of that same chapter, Peter quotes Jesus saying, “The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night.” 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3, Paul also quoted Jesus. “For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”

They were speaking prophetically about us — about this generation and our time. But for those who know Christ, the teaching does not stop there. Verses 4-6 say, “But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.”

That’s why Jesus laid out signs by which to know His return is near — so we won’t be in the dark, and so that the day will not overtake us like a thief. We will not know the precise time of the rapture until we hear the trumpet from on high, but we can know when we have entered the general time frame. And, friends, we’re there!

In recent years, large numbers of Christians allowed themselves to be lulled into complacency. But the events of this year have changed the calculus. It’s easy to see that you can no longer trust the world and its systems. The fragility of our cities, constitutions, courts, militaries, financial systems, etc. grows more obvious by the day. If you’ve never trusted Jesus as your Savior. Don’t waste time. Do it now.

And if you have trusted Him, realize that you will never be at peace if your hope is in this world and its institutions. Now is the time to “crack the faith barrier.” Put your complete hope and trust in Christ. Hebrews 13:5 tells us why. “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”

You can put your full weight on Him! 

:: 3-27-22 Hal Lindsey :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Blessed Assurance

By Hal Lindsey

In times like these, every human institution feels insecure. Do you put your trust in government? Its failures mount by the day. We all depend on global supply lines. For instance, you or a loved one may depend on a certain medication. Is it made in China? Where will food prices go in the next few months or years? You have to eat. Where do you find peace in all that?

If you live on a fixed income and you drive a car, things may feel especially dicey right now. At the time of this writing, the average price for a gallon of gas in Los Angeles just rose to over $6 a gallon. What is the government’s answer? US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is an official representative of your government, and he has a simple answer. Buy an electric car.

His solution reminds me of something often attributed to Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France before their Revolution. When told that the peasants were starving for lack of bread, she supposedly answered, “Let them eat cake.”

Well sure. If there’s not enough bread, eat cake. If gas prices are too high, go buy an electric car. The average price of an electric car is about $60,000. But so what? Okay, there is a shortage of both new and used cars, but you might find one if you are willing to pay far enough above list price. The US electric grid is not capable of supplying the power needed to charge millions of new electric vehicles. But at least, you wouldn’t be in line at the gas station.

Security cannot be found in our human institutions. Education has shifted away from teaching literacy and basic math skills. Now they teach young people that they are so mentally and emotionally handicapped that they can only succeed if the government grants them success. But, as we have seen, government is not doing too well.

Entertainment has become mired in bitterness, revenge, and self-loathing. Industry is no longer about innovation and optimism, but about staying politically correct. Survival for them no longer means building great products. It means making sure the elites don’t get mad at you. You can’t trust money because there’s no guarantee of its continued value. The same is true of precious metals like gold and silver.

And so it goes. Economic, military, medical, psychological, and educational upheavals are shaking the institutions of this world to their core. They hold no guarantee of security!

But God remains. He does not change. He rules in love. He always keeps His promises. He never fails. Even your body will one day fail. But He will not. And if you are in Him, you stand eternally secure.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, a blind woman named Frances Jane Crosby Alstyne shook the world with her pen. Better known as Fanny Crosby, she wrote well over 8,000 hymns and gospel songs. They include many favorites. But one stands out. The first line begins with the hymn’s two-word title, then adds three more words. “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.” How could she say so much in five simple words?

Every generation faces uncertainties. But what the world now faces is unique in a hundred different ways. More than ever, we need to remember the blessed assurance found in Jesus. He is our Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4), our Redeemer (Isaiah 41:14, Titus 2:14), and our Creator (John 1:3). He is the Foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11), the Way (John 14:6), and the Door (John 10:9). He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (Revelation 1:8). He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He is the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 41:14). He is Lord of lords and King of kings (Revelation 17:14).

And in Him, you can have perfect peace no matter how great the storm. In all that you face, remember Him, His faithfulness, and His love. And then you will say with Fanny Crosby, “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!” 



[:: 2-3-14 am service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

:: 1-18-23 Jewish News Syndicate :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Yossi Kuperwasser and Or Yissachar

The terror authority

The P.A. poses a strategic threat to Israel’s security.

(January 18, 2023 / JNS) Recent steps taken by the new Israeli government in retaliation for the Palestinian Authority’s appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) represent the first indication that a much-needed change is underway.

Traditionally, Israeli governments avoided confronting the P.A. over its breaches of the Oslo Accords, such as supporting terrorism, ongoing incitement and unilateral activities in international fora.

This reluctance was based on the fear that such retaliation would have inconvenient political consequences. So, the can has been repeatedly kicked down the road in hopes of containing the repercussions. The P.A. is bad, previous Israeli governments thought, but what’s the alternative?

One of the first decisions made by the new security cabinet was to impose a series of sanctions on the P.A., signaling that the Israeli government will no longer look the other way when the P.A. unilaterally breaches its signed commitments and continues to fund, incentivize and praise terrorism.

First, $40 million taken from P.A. tax revenue collected by Israel was used to compensate families of terror victims per a pending court order against the P.A. Next, the cabinet decided to implement the Terror Funds Freezing Law, which deducts the amount of money the P.A. pays to terrorists and their families from funds designated for the P.A.

Finally, steps were taken on the ground: VIP permits requested for P.A. officials who are leading the “lawfare” campaign against Israel were denied. Unjustified and unauthorized Palestinian construction plans for Area C of Judea and Samaria—which Oslo designated as under full Israeli control—were frozen. A series of NGOs operating under the guise of humanitarian aid organizations that served as shell companies for terror groups will be more closely scrutinized. These decisions are important initial steps towards a complete policy change regarding the P.A.

The P.A. has long been a strategic threat to Israel’s security and continues to be one. It has been involved in terrorism since it was established, while Israel continues to view it as a force for stability. In fact, due to its unprecedented lack of popularity and legitimacy on the Palestinian “street,” the P.A. is moving towards destabilizing actions, such as suing Israel in the ICC, taking the lead on U.N. resolutions targeting Israel and asking the ICJ to investigate the situation in Judea and Samaria, a clear violation of its Oslo commitments.

Most important are the aforementioned P.A. payments to terrorists. Such payments have been official P.A. policy for decades. The P.A. offers stipends of between $400 to $3,500 monthly for every Palestinian terrorist who murders or attempts to murder innocent Israelis. Payments are promised in advance and wired to the terrorist in Israeli prison or the family of a terrorist killed in the course of his attack. These salaries are lifelong, and even terrorists released from Israeli prisons continue to receive them. The P.A. also guarantees released terrorists a safe position in the P.A. infrastructure, whether as a ghost employee or an actual one, alongside free healthcare and education.

For the average Palestinian, this is like winning the lottery. A lifetime monthly salary of $3,500 is four times the average Palestinian wage and eight times higher than the minimum wage. A convicted terrorist makes five times more than teachers and engineers, as much as a Palestinian supreme court judge. The security threat this presents is clear.

The P.A. also engages in blatant antisemitic incitement in its schools. Its textbooks encourage young Palestinians to think of Jihad as a praiseworthy way of life. It names squares and streets after terrorists and openly praises terrorist attacks on its social media pages.

Finally, the P.A. works to radicalize Israeli Arabs, encouraging them to engage in terrorism by paying them stipends as well. As we speak, Israeli Arab citizens are receiving monthly paychecks from the P.A. for murdering or attempting to murder their Jewish fellow citizens. This situation is now being scrutinized by a pending bill that would strip these persons of their Israeli citizenship.

Openly praising Israeli Arabs for committing violence is also part of the P.A.’s strategy. Senior Palestinian officials arrived in Israel just last week to participate in a “welcome-home festival” for a released Israeli Arab terrorist, Karim Yunes, who participated in the brutal murder of Israeli soldier Avraham Brumberg in 1980. In response, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant denied them further entry to Israeli territory.

The truth is, the P.A. is a terror-promoting entity that has long since proven its commitment to the final objective of Israel’s annihilation. Its daily actions and well-calculated policy, anchored in law and endorsed in outspoken fashion by its senior leaders, have destroyed its credibility as a peace partner.

It is time for the new Israeli government to reconsider Israel’s long-standing policy of containment and preservation of the status quo, and pursue new, creative methods of governing the Palestinians in case the P.A. fails to change its ways.

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser is the director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Or Yissachar is Head of Research and Content for IDSF-Habithonistim. 

:: 1-21-23 The Times of Israel :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Palestinian shot dead in alleged stabbing attempt at West Bank outpost — IDF

Military says man entered the illegal Sde Ephraim Farm by car, tried to stab Israeli before being killed; no other injuries reported

By Emanuel Fabian 21 January 2023, 9:15 amUpdated at 9:30 am

A Palestinian man who allegedly attempted to attack an Israeli at an illegal settlement outpost farm in the northern West Bank was shot and killed on Saturday morning, according to the military.

The Israel Defense Forces said the man entered the Sde Ephraim Farm outpost by car and tried to stab an Israeli man before he was shot dead by an armed Israeli civilian.

Surveillance camera footage showed the alleged Palestinian attacker running after an Israeli man who at one point turned around and shot him dead.

Images from the scene showed the Palestinian grasping what appeared to be a screwdriver.

The Palestinian killed Saturday was named by the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry as 42-year-old Tariq Odeh Youssef Maali.

The Israeli man was not hurt, according to the IDF.

The Sde Ephraim Farm outpost was established illegally on a hilltop that had been part of the Palestinian village next door, Ras Karkar, also known as Risan. Settlers from the outpost have clashed with local Palestinians in the area in the past.

In 2021, an unarmed Palestinian man was shot and killed after entering the outpost and attempting to break into a home.

The incident came amid heightened tensions as Israel has been conducting an ongoing anti-terror offensive in the West Bank, to deal with a series of Palestinian attacks that killed 31 people in 2022.

The IDF’s operation has netted more than 2,500 arrests in near-nightly raids. It also left 171 Palestinians dead in 2022, and another 18 since the beginning of the year, many of them while carrying out attacks or during clashes with security forces, though some were uninvolved civilians. 

:: 7-3-20 The Drive :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Letters Of Last Resort Are Post-Apocalyptic Orders for UK Vanguard Sub Crews

The Prime Minister writes hand-penned orders to Royal Navy ballistic missile submarine captains explaining what to do following a sneak nuclear attack that wipes out the United Kingdom government.

by Tyler Rogoway| UPDATED Jul 3, 2020 4:09 AM

View tyler rogoway's Articles


The idea that the UK’s entire command and control apparatus, and even the country as a whole, could be wiped off the face of the earth in a single nuclear barrage is chilling. Yet it is this possibility that prompted a dark and sobering tradition among Prime Ministers following the advent of the UK’s “second strike” nuclear deterrent—their nuclear ballistic missile submarines.

As soon as a new Prime Minister takes office, they receive highly classified briefings regarding the country’s nuclear weapons capabilities—specifically on the massive destruction that a single Vanguard class nuclear ballistic missile submarine and its 16 Trident II D5 missiles can convey. They also hear about the immense amounts death the UK’s potential nuclear armed adversaries can deliver on a moment's notice.

Afterwards, and in conjunction with their top military advisor, the Prime Minister pens four identical letters in their own hand writing outlining instructions on what to do if a nuclear exchange has occurred and the British government, including the Prime Minister and a designated second person, has been killed or incapacitated. Under the worst of circumstances, the Letter of Last Resort would stand as the last act of Her Majesty’s Government.

Once the letters are written, they are transferred to the four Vanguard class nuclear ballistic missile submarines that makeup the UK’s nuclear deterrent. Onboard, they are stored inside double nested safes and will remain there until the Prime Minister decides to change the orders or their reign ends. After which time they will be destroyed in sealed condition so that nobody knows what the orders were.

During the time following a perceived attack, a series of progressive checks are made by submarine crews leading up to the captain opening the letter. These include trying to listen for radio transmissions from various levels of Royal Navy and Ministry of Defense command using multiple methods, and most famous of all, listening for new radio broadcasts by BBC Radio channel four, and specifically new episodes of BBC Today. If all else fails, following a certain predetermined period of time, rumored to be a matter of a few days, the skipper of the Vanguard class submarine will move toward extracting the letter and executing its blind instructions.

Daniel Martyn Commanding Officer of HMS Vigilant next to a safe that contains the Prime Minister's last resort instructions, on board Vanguard class submarine HMS Vigilant (AP photo):

There are a handful of known instructions the Prime Minister can choose from when penning their Letters of Last Resort, and a combination of them can also be stated. These commands include retaliate, don’t retaliate, use your own judgement, put yourself under the command of the US Navy if it still exists, or go to the same in Australia. Clearly the secrecy surrounding the letters is key as without knowledge of what the fail-safe second-strike commands are, the nuclear deterrent remains credible.

If a Prime Minister’s command is to not retaliate, it may be because they have gamed out that if the letter is opened, the nuclear deterrent has already failed. Thus raining down more destruction will only result in more lives lost and lower chances that Earth can recover from the heavy radiation, fallout and nuclear winter that may follow.

Obviously under most situations commands to launch would be delivered via an emergency action message, that can even be conveyed via America's VLF communications capabilities. The Prime Minister would have just minutes to order a retaliatory strike through established channels before the enemy’s warheads detonated over London and other population centers, as well as key government and military installations around the UK. In a Daily Mail expose, Peter Hennessy and Richard Knight described the room where this order would be received and pushed out to the Vanguard class submarine on patrol:

Were the order to fire to be given from a still-functioning government, it would come to CTF 345, a bunker known as ‘The Hole’ at the Northwood facility in Middlesex. There, inside a perimeter of intense security, a small group of Naval officers sit waiting for that unlikely communication. We went to CTF 345, the first journalists ever to visit, to meet those men. They are, like their colleagues in Vanguard, quietly efficient, businesslike and matter-of-fact.

They explained that the heavily encrypted message arrives on a computer from wherever the Prime Minister had issued it — which would most probably be the Government Emergency Room in a bunker deep beneath the MoD in Whitehall. The officers then collect codes from two safes attached to the far wall of the ops room. Those safes are monitored constantly, via CCTV, by Royal Marines.

If anyone approaches them who is not properly authorised to do so, the Marines will storm the room with weapons ready. The officers of CTF 345 showed us how they would, in pairs, authenticate the message and, finally, put it onto the transmission system for communication to the submarine on patrol, together with the encrypted coordinates of the designated target.”

Alternatively, if a surprise strike wiped out the UK’s ability to communicate with their Trident missile equipped boats, one of which is on patrol in the Atlantic at all times, the Letter of Last Resort can work as a sort of automated fail-safe response that ensures the second strike capability is activated as a means of vengeance.

The trigger that fires D5 Trident SLBMs aboard a Vanguard class SSBN. It is made out of the grip of a Colt 45 (AP photo):

Some cite the Letter of Last Resort system as flawed, not just over the fact that a person who is probably dead is dictating the fate of millions of lives without knowing the exact details of the situation, but if submarine commander is ordered to strike, how do they know exactly who to strike? Not just that, but it seems that glitches in the system are possible, especially considering that an already isolated submarine’s ability to gauge who is left alive in Britain, and within the governmental command authority, in a relatively short period of time no less, is questionable.

Letters of Last Resort are not deployed aboard America’s nuclear ballistic missile submarines, but the US, with it large landmass, extensive command and control infrastructure, and nuclear triad is more survivable to a sudden nuclear attack than the UK. Only the President or Vice President can order nuclear weapons release, and that decision has to be made either very quickly once an incoming barrage is detected, or the hope is that the President or Vice President can survive the strike, along with Strategic Command’s flying outposts, in order to relay commands to execute a retaliatory strike.

For more great information on this dark but fascinating topic, listen to this BBC special “The Humon Button,” it is well worth your time.

Contact the author 

:: 1-23-23 News Wars :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

WSJ Shreds Vaccine Makers, Biden Admin Over “Deceptive” Booster Campaign

By Zero Hedge Monday, January 23, 2023

Wall Street Journal editorial board member Allysia Finley has taken a flamethrower to vaccine makers over their “deceptive” campaign for bivalent Covid boosters, and slams several federal agencies for taking “the unprecedented step of ordering vaccine makers to produce them and recommending them without data supporting their safety or efficacy.”

You might have heard a radio advertisement warning that if you’ve had Covid, you could get it again and experience even worse symptoms. The message, sponsored by the Health and Human Services Department, claims that updated bivalent vaccines will improve your protection.

This is deceptive advertising. But the public-health establishment’s praise for the bivalent shots shouldn’t come as a surprise. -WSJ

The narrative behind the campaign was simple; mRNA Covid shots could simply be ‘tweaked’ to to target new variants – in this case, the jabs were claimed to confer protection against BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants, along with the original Wuhan strain.

To call this wishful thinking would be extremely generous.

As Finley writes, three scientific problems have arisen.

Look sharp by wearing exclusive gear found only at our store.

The virus is mutating much faster than vaccines can be updated.

Vaccines have ‘hard wired’ our immune systems to respond to the original Wuhan strain, “so we churn out fewer antibodies that neutralize variants targeted by updated vaccines.”

Antibody protection wanes after just a few months.

Finley has brought receipts too…

Two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine this month showed that bivalent boosters increase neutralizing antibodies against the BA.4 and BA.5 variants, but not significantly more than the original boosters. In one study, antibody levels after the bivalent boosters were 11 times as high against the Wuhan variant as BA.5.

The authors posit that immune imprinting “may pose a greater challenge than is currently appreciated for inducing robust immunity against SARS-CoV-2 variants.” This isn’t unique to Covid or mRNA vaccines, though boosters may amplify the effect. Our first exposure as children to the flu—whether by infection or vaccination —affects our future response to different strains. -WSJ

Here’s what happened

For those who took (or were forced to take) the original vaccine, our memory B-cells were trained to produce antibodies against the original Wuhan strain. And as a New England Journal of Medicine article notes, people who have taken said original vaccine were “primed” to respond to the Wuhan strain, and ‘mounted an inferior antibody response to other variants.’

The studies directly contradict marketing information from Pfizer and Moderna, which asserted that the bivalent boosters produced a response to the new strains (BA.4 and BA.5) that’s 4-6x that of the original boosters – which the WSJsays is “misleading.”

For starters, neither Pfizer or Moderna conducted a randomized trial.

They tested the original boosters last winter, long before the BA.5 surge and 4½ to months after trial participants had received their third shots. The bivalents, by contrast, were tested after BA.5 began to surge, 9½ to 11 months after recipients had received their third shots. -WSJ

Here’s the moneyshot: “The vaccine makers designed their studies to get the results they wanted. Public-health authorities didn’t raise an eyebrow, but why would they? They have a vested interest in promoting the bivalents.”

In June, the FDA ordered vaccine makers to update the boosters against BA.4 and BA.5, and rushed the companies to push them out before clinical data was available. Meanwhile, Biden’s CDC recommended the bivalents for all adults without evidence that they were effective or necessary.

Finley further notes that vaccine makers could have performed small, randomized trials last summer and early fall on the bivalents – with results available by the end of September. But the Biden administration didn’t want to wait (and now we know why).

The CDC published a study in November that estimated the bivalents were only 22% to 43% effective against infection during the BA.5 wave—their peak efficacy. As antibodies waned and new variants took over later in the fall, their protection against infection probably dropped to zero.

Another CDC study, in December, reported that seniors who received bivalents were 84% less likely to be hospitalized than the unvaccinated, and 73% less likely than those who had received two or more doses of the original vaccine. But neither study controlled for important confounding factors—for one, that the small minority who got bivalents were probably also more likely than those who hadn’t to follow other Covid precautions or seek out treatments such as Paxlovid. -WSJ

We’re amazed the Journal even put this out there… Kudos to them.

Fortunately for big pharma and the Biden administration, information overload is the new Soma, and Rachel Maddow et al. have everything under control. 

[ :: 2-2-16 pm service :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc. the whole world can tell you right now that Russia and North Korea has declared war on the United States of America.  The whole country can tell you an invasion is coming, the whole country can tell you the cashless monetary system is ready to start, the banks will have no money, the mark of the beast will be here.  But I am trying to protect you by placing one that can protect you, but even if that is not so and cannot be, I will still protect you and take you through this time safely. etc    

[ :: 7-3-15 Campmeeting afternoon service (third word]  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc America your money will be worth nothing in the near future, this will bring panic, famine and martial law, yes, in the streets of America.  If you had read my word you know that these are the beginning of sorrows etc

:: 1-22-23 King World News :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Greyerz – What The World Is Facing Is Nothing Less Than Catastrophic

January 22, 2023

Today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE and historic moves in currencies and metals told King World News that what the world is facing is nothing less than catastrophic.

Each week Egon von Greyerz articles are published first on King World News

The risk of over-tightening by the European Central Bank is nothing less than catastrophic” — Prof Kenneth Rogoff

Catastrophic Risk

January 23 (King World News) – Egon von Greyerz, Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management At Davos he also said:

Italy is extremely vulnerable. But this could pop anywhere. Global debt has gone up massively since the pandemic: public debt, corporate debt, everything.”

Rogoff believes that it is a miracle that the world averted a financial crisis in 2022, but the odds of a major accident are shortening as the delayed effects of past tightening feed through.

As Rogoff said:

“We were very fortunate that we didn’t have a global systemic event in 2022, and we can count our blessings for that, but rates are still going higher and the risk keeps rising.”

But lurking in the murkiness is also the financial assets/liabilities including the shadow banking system which is almost $500 trillion or 46% of the total. This sector includes pension funds, hedge funds and other financial institutions which are largely unregulated.

The shadow banking system is not subject to the normal mark-to-market rules. Thus no one knows what the real position or losses are. This means that central banks are in the dark when it comes to evaluation of the real risks of the system.

Clearly, I am not the only one harping on about the catastrophic global debt/liability situation.

And no one knows the extent of total global derivatives. But if they have grown in line with debt and also with the shadow banking system, they could easily be in excess of $3 quadrillion.

Cultures don’t die overnight, but the US has been in decline since at least the Vietnam war in the 1960s. Interestingly, the US has not had a real Budget surplus since the early 1930s with a handful of years of exception.

But when you live on borrowed time and borrowed money, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up appearances. In 1971, the pressures on the US economy and currency became too great. Thus Nixon closed the Gold Window with the dollar having lost over 98% in real terms since then. This is of course a total catastrophe and a guarantee that the remaining 2% fall to ZERO will come in the near term future, whether it takes 5 or 10 years for the dollar to reach oblivion. Remember that the final 2% is 100% from today!

The US, EU and Japan have now reached the stage when no one wants their debt. So sovereign debt of these nations is no longer a question of “passing the parcel” but keeping the parcel. When every third party holder of these debts is a seller, who will buy?…

These three countries will end up holding their own debt. Japan already holds over 50% of its debt. Before the Western Ponzi scheme comes to an end, these three nations will virtually hold 100% of their own debt. At that point, the bonds will be worthless and interest rates will have reached infinity. Not a pretty prospect!

The final phase of all empires always includes excessive deficits and debts, inflation, a collapsing currency, decadence and war. And the US qualifies perfectly in all those categories.

Ernest Hemingway stated it superbly:

The first panacea of a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war.

Both bring temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin.

But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.

The US has failed in every war since the Vietnam war, including the Yugoslav Wars, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya. The results have been massive casualties and destruction of the country, often leading to anarchy and terrorism.

The Ukrainian war is not between Ukraine and Russia but between the US and Russia as I discussed in a previous article. The clear proof that there is no desire for peace from the US is that they are sending money and weapons to Ukraine in the $100s of billions and encouraging an increasingly suffering Europe to do the same. But they are not sending any peace negotiators to Russia in an attempt to end the war. This is very ominous.

The geopolitical situation is now on a knife edge with two major nuclear powers fighting about a relatively insignificant country. But this is how major wars normally start.

Let us hope that the current conflict does not lead to a major nuclear war since that would be the end of the world. Thus not worth to speculate about the outcome of such a scenario.

But the economic war and the collapse of the US dominated financial system is not just inevitable but also catastrophic for the Western economies.


As the hegemony of the US is coming to an end, the dominance of the decadent West is moving quickly to the East and South. Commodity based countries like the enlarged BRICS will dominate for the next few decades and probably longer. Oil and gas will form the base of this shift but also many other commodities including gold which is now starting a new era.

It is likely that 2023 will be the first year of many when we will see a strong rise in gold just like 2000 – 2011 which saw a 7.5X gain.

The end of the Western debt based cycle and the rise of the Eastern and Southern commodity cycle is well illustrated in the graph below.

The S&P Commodity Index relative to Stocks have recently made a 50 year low. Just to return to the mean, the index would need to go up 4X. But when long term cycles turn up from a historical low, they tend to trend higher and longer than anyone expects. So a move past the 1990 high of 9 is very likely. This would mean that commodities relative to stocks would move up more than 9X!

This 9X move would obviously involve a combination of falling stocks and rising commodity prices.

The expected move of the index confirms the shift from the West, based on an unsound and debt infested system, to the East & South, based on commodities.

Much of this move is based on the fossil fuels of the countries involved – to the chagrin of the climate movement crowd.

In today’s woke world, there is a tendency to believe that we can change all the laws of nature and science. This is the case both in the economy and climate. Bankers and governments are confident that they can create permanent prosperity by printing worthless pieces of paper believing that these represent real and lasting value and wealth.

Well surprise, surprise, these people will soon have the shock of a lifetime as all that printed money returns to its intrinsic value of ZERO.

A debt based economy eventually becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The higher the debt, the more the debt needs to grow in a never ending vicious circle. In the end the debt cycle becomes a perpetual motion Ponzi scheme.

The debt feeds on itself and the more that is issued, the more needs to be issued. As inflation rises, the escalating interest cost on the debt leads to more debt. Next is defaults, both private and foreign. Then the $2-3 quadrillion derivatives, a great part of which is in the shadow banking system, comes under pressure. This leads to massive debt creation by the Fed and other central banks, desperately trying to save the system.

This will eventually lead to what von Mises called: “…. a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.”

But remember that we are here talking about the Western financial system. The economic sun in the East will rise strongly and eventually be the guiding light for the world economy.

The debt based US and West will to quote Hemingway decline “first gradually and then suddenly.” So due to the $2+ quadrillion size of the problem, the biggest part of the decline is unlikely to take more than 10 years and it could be a lot faster.

But the climate crowd will have to wait to 2050 to learn that through their actions they didn’t manage to limit the increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees. But with a lot of luck, climate cycles might be on their side and make the weather much colder.

Personally I believe that cycles determine the climate and not humans.

The climate cycle graph below covering 11,000 years shows that there has been numerous periods with warmer temperatures than currently. At the peak of the Roman Empire 2000 years ago, Rome had a tropical climate.

Fossil fuels produce 83% of the world’s energy today. According to forecasts this percentage is unlikely to come down significantly in the next 50 years.

Partly due to the increased cost of producing energy, fossil fuel production will fall by 26% by 2048. Increases in nuclear and renewables will not compensate for this decline.

If the world stops using fossil fuels, the world economy would totally collapse. Sadly the climate activist movement does not seem to worry about such disastrous consequences.

So it seems fairly clear that for a very long time, the world will be dependent on fossil fuels in order for the economy and population not to collapse.

For the above reasons, the commodity based countries will soon dominate the world and that for a very long time.

The constellations of commodity rich nations are forming rapidly.

Firstly we have the BRICS countries which currently consist of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Many countries are in the process of joining BRICS including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Algeria, Argentina and Turkey.

It is the enlarged BRICS aim to bypass the dollar and create their own trading currency.

Many talk about the Petroyuan replacing the Petrodollar but what would everyone do with the Chinese currency since it isn’t freely convertible. Better then to have a currency linked to several commodity countries like Special Drawing Rights. This would create more stability and usability. The Credit Suisse analyst Zoltan Pozsar calls this Bretton Woods III.

There is also the EAEU or Eurasia Economic Union with Russia leading plus China, India, Iran, Turkey and UAE involved.

The SCO – the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation headquartered in China is also an important force. The SCO is a political, economic, international security and defence organisation. It includes many Eurasian nations like China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan etc.

All the economies involved in this important development are commodity based. For example, commodities are 30% of Russian GDP. Their target is to expand gold mining to 3% of GDP and become the biggest gold producer in the world.

Russia has the world’s largest commodity reserves at $75 trillion and produces 11 million barrels of oil per day. Russian friendly provinces produce another 14M totalling 25M. China produces 5m barrels and the Middle East Oil going through the Strait of Hormuz is 22M barrels. So in a conflict with the US, Russia, China and Iran could decide to close the Strait of Hormuz which means they would have control over 50% of global oil supply. As Goldman Sachs has stated, oil would then be in the $1000s.

If we take Russia, Iran and Venezuela, they control 40% of the global oil supply.

The point I am making is that these various constellations of commodity countries will be the dominant economic power of the future as the US and Europe decline.

So for Russia, gold and oil are two strategic commodities which will play an important role not just for Russia but for all of these Eastern/Southern countries.

And no one should believe that the US and European sanctions are working. Russia and Iran are selling oil and gas to China at a discount. China then exports this, including refined products, to Europe at premium.

So the sanctions are a farce which totally kills the European economy.

Interestingly, the relationship between yellow gold and black gold has been stable for decades as this chart shows:

Gold was the best performing asset class in 2022 but the investment world didn’t notice since it is hanging on to the declining bubble assets of stocks, bonds and property.

Let’s look at gold’s performance in various currencies in 2022:

The chart shows gold up 15% against Swedish Kroner on the right and for example up 11.6% in pounds, 6% in Euros and virtually unchanged in US$.

Bearing in mind that most asset markets, including bonds, have fallen by 20-30%, this is an outstanding performance by gold.

But no one must believe that gold is going up. All gold does it to reflect the total mismanagement of most economies. The chart above should be turned upside down to reflect the loss of purchasing power of all paper money.

As has been the case since 1971, this trend of falling currencies will continue but not at the same steady pace.

With the debt infested Western economies collapsing, their currencies will implode one after the other.

So please firstly acquire as much physical gold as you can afford and then some more.

And when you own your gold, don’t measure the value in collapsing currencies. Just measure your gold in ounces, kilos or grammes.

Also please don’t keep it in the country where you live, especially if that country has a tendency to grab assets. I don’t need to tell you which countries you can’t trust. The problem is there are not many you can trust.

Also if you store your gold with a gold custodian, ensure that only you can release it by having the Warehouse Receipt in your name. A custodian gold company disappeared last year with the major customer assets in spite of the gold being stored with a major vault company. The weakness was that the gold company could release the gold without the client’s approval. This is not an acceptable way to store your wealth preservation asset.

Finally remember that gold is not just your most important wealth preservation asset but can also be beautiful. 

[:: 2-2-2022 pm service third word  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Beware of the troubles of the world, there is war going on right now, are you even aware of that, most are not, they walk as if peace is going on and yet the enemy is rising up in many areas, deceiving many and leading many astray.  And they’re preparing for war without brains, for they have nobody to lead them anymore, so be in prayer, be in prayer.

:: 1-19-23 Gobal Research :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Ukraine: Is the Hammer About to Fall?

By Mike Whitney  Global Research, January 19, 2023

“Here’s something you must understand. We were not given any opportunity to act differently.” — Vladimir Putin

The plan to engage Russia militarily is a tacit admission that the United States can no longer maintain its global dominance through economic or political means alone. After exhaustive analysis and debate, western elites have settled on a course of action aimed at dividing the world into warring blocs in order to prosecute a war on Russia and China. The ultimate strategic objective of the current policy, is to tighten the grip of western elites on the levers of global power and to prevent the dissolution of the “rules-based international order.” But after 11 months of nonstop warfare in Ukraine, the US-backed western coalition finds itself in a worse position than when it began.

Aside from the fact that the economic sanctions have severely impacted Washington’s closest European allies, the West’s control of Ukraine has plunged the economy into a protracted slump, destroyed much of the country’s critical infrastructure and annihilated a sizable portion of the Ukrainian Army. More importantly, Ukrainian forces are now suffering unsustainable casualties on the battlefield which is laying the groundwork for the inevitable splintering of the state. Whatever the outcome of the conflict may be, one thing is certain: Ukraine will no longer exist as a viable, independent, contiguous state.

One of the biggest surprises of the current war, is simply the lack of preparedness on part of the US. One would assume that if the foreign policy mandarins decided to “lock horns” with the world’s biggest nuclear superpower, they would have done the necessary planning and preparation to ensure success. Clearly, that hasn’t happened. US policymakers seem surprised by the fact that the economic sanctions backfired and actually strengthened Russia’s economic situation. They also failed to anticipate that the vast majority of countries would not only ignore the sanctions but proactively explore options for “ditching the dollar” in their business transactions and in the sale of critical resources.

We see the same incompetence in the provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine. How do we explain the fact that the NATO nations have been frantically scraping the bottom of the barrel to find weapons for Ukraine? Did our leaders really start a war with Russia not knowing whether they had sufficient supplies of weapons and ammo to fight the enemy? That appears to be the case.

And were our leaders so sure that the conflict would be a low-intensity insurgency that they never planned for a full-blown, combined-arms, ground war? Once again, this appears to be true.

These aren’t trivial mistakes. The level of incompetence in the planning of this war is beyond anything we’ve ever seen before. It appears that all the preparation was focused on provoking a Russian invasion, not on the developments that would happen soon afterwards. What’s clear, is that the Pentagon never “gamed out” the actual war itself or the conflict as it is presently unfolding. Otherwise, how does one explain these glaring errors in judgement:

They never thought the sanctions would backfire

They never thought they’d run out of weapons and ammo

They never thought Russia’s oil receipts would skyrocket

They never thought that the majority of countries would maintain normal relations with Russia

They never figured they’d actually need a coherent military strategy for fighting a ground war in eastern Europe.

Is there anything they got right?

Not that we can see.

Take a look at this excerpt from an interview with ex-Brigade General Erich Vad who served as Angela Merkel’s policy advisor from 2006 to 2013:

Question– You too have been attacked for calling for negotiations.

Brigade General Erich Vad–Yes, as did the Inspector General of the German Armed Forces, General Eberhard Zorn, who, like me, warned against overestimating the Ukrainians’ regionally limited offensives in the summer months. Military experts – who know what’s going on among the secret services, what it’s like on the ground and what war really means – are largely excluded from the discourse. They don’t fit in with media opinion-forming. We are largely experiencing a media synchronization that I have never experienced in the Federal Republic…

Military operations must always be coupled with attempts to bring about political solutions. The one-dimensionality of current foreign policy is hard to bear. She is very heavily focused on weapons. The main task of foreign policy is and remains diplomacy, reconciliation of interests, understanding and conflict management. I miss that here. I’m glad that we finally have a foreign minister in Germany, but it’s not enough to just use war rhetoric and walk around in Kyiv or Donbass with a helmet and flak jacket. This is too little….

The Stage Is Set for US Combat Troops in Ukraine? The Russian Army’s “Kherson Retreat”

Brigade General Erich Vad–Then the question arises again as to what should happen with the deliveries of the tanks at all. To take over the Crimea or the Donbass, the martens and leopards are not enough. In eastern Ukraine, in the Bakhmut area, the Russians are clearly advancing. They will probably have completely conquered the Donbass before long. One only has to consider the numerical superiority of the Russians over Ukraine. Russia can mobilize up to two million reservists. The West can send 100 martens and 100 leopards there, they don’t change anything in the overall military situation. And the all-important question is how to end such a conflict with a warlike nuclear power – mind you, the most powerful nuclear power in the world! – wants to survive without going into a third world war….

You can continue to wear down the Russians, which means hundreds of thousands of deaths, but on both sides. And it means further destruction of Ukraine. What is left of this country? It will be leveled to the ground. Ultimately, that is no longer an option for Ukraine either. The key to solving the conflict does not lie in Kyiv, nor does it lie in Berlin, Brussels or Paris, it lies in Washington and Moscow…. A broader front for peace must be built in Washington…. Otherwise we wake up one morning and we’re in the middle of World War III.” (“Erich Vad: “What are the War Aims”, Emma)

Let’s summarize:

The media is “overestimating the (effect of) Ukrainians’ regionally limited offensives”. In short, the Ukrainians are losing the war.

The Russians are winning the war. (“The Russians are clearly advancing. They will probably have completely conquered the Donbass before long.”)

Weapons alone will not change the outcome of the war. (“the martens and leopards are not enough.”)

There is no evidence that the west has clearly defined strategic objectives. (“Do you want to achieve a willingness to negotiate with the deliveries of the tanks? Do you want to reconquer Donbas or Crimea? Or do you want to defeat Russia completely? There is no realistic end state definition. And without an overall political and strategic concept, arms deliveries are pure militarism…Military operations must always be coupled with attempts to bring about political solutions.”)

This is not just an indictment of the way the war is being conducted, but of the strategic objectives which remain murky and poorly-defined. NATO is being led around by the nose by Washington, but Washington has no idea what it wants to achieve. “Weakening Russia” is not a coherent military strategy. It is, in fact, an aspirational phantasm nurtured by hawkish neocons playing armchair generals. But that is why we are in the predicament we are today, because the policy is in the hands of deranged fantasists. Does anyone seriously believe that the Ukrainian army will recover the territories in east Ukraine that have been annexed by Russia?

No, no serious person believes that. And, yet, the illusion that the “plucky Ukrainians are winning” persists, even while the casualties mount, the carnage increases and millions of Ukrainians flee the country. It’s beyond belief.

(Above) At the United NationsChina’s critique of Washington’s “rules-based international order”, which is designed to circumvent international law through violent unilateralism

Remember the Powell Doctrine? “The Powell Doctrine states that a list of questions all have to be answered affirmatively before military action is taken by the United States:

Is a vital national security interest threatened?

Do we have a clear attainable objective?

Have the risks and costs been fully and frankly analyzed?

Have all other non-violent policy means been fully exhausted?

Is there a plausible exit strategy to avoid endless entanglement?

Have the consequences of our action been fully considered?

Is the action supported by the American people?

Do we have genuine broad international support?

The former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell developed his Doctrine to avoid any future Vietnams. And while the Biden administration has not yet committed US combat troops to Ukraine, we think it’s only a matter of time. After all, the media is already beating the war drums while demonizing all-things Russia. That is traditionally how they prepare the public for war. (“Russophobia … is all about dehumanizing one’s opponents to make killing more acceptable (and destroying) all the mental restraints that keep men from barbarism.” Gilbert Doctorow)

Meanwhile, the US continues to pump Ukraine full of weapons while the Pentagon has begun training Ukrainian servicemen in Germany and Oklahoma. It looks like the decision has already been made to embroil the US in another conflict for which there is no vital national security interest and no clear path to victory. In other words, the Powell Doctrine has been shrugged off and replaced with another lunatic neocon plan aimed at dragging Russia into a bloody “Afghanistan-type” quagmire that will drain its resources and prevent it from blocking US expansion into Central Asia.

And how is the neocon plan working so far?

Here’s what Colonel Douglas MacGregor said in a recent interview:

There are now 540,000 Russian troops stationed around the outskirts of Ukraine preparing to launch a major offensive that I think will probably end the war in Ukraine.540,000 Russian troops, 1,000 rocket artillery systems, 5000 armored fighting vehicles including at least 1,5000 tanks, hundreds and hundreds of tactical ballistic missiles. Ukraine is now going to experience war on a scale we haven’t seen since 1945.”

And if that wasn’t bleak enough, here’s more from a recent video with Alexander Mercouris and Alex Christoforou:

Alex Christoforou–“There is just a general panic that is gripping the Ukrainian military, NATO and the west. … The Russians have been masterful in concealing their fighting forces …so you have 500,000 thousand military (combat troops) waiting in the wings which leaves Ukraine wondering, “What do we do? We’re bogged down in this Bakhmut-Soledar area when these 500,000 Russian troops could be planning to hit us from any direction and we have no idea where the attack is going to come from?

Alexander Mercouris–“You are exactly right. The Russians have completely gained the strategic initiative. They’re keeping everyone guessing, and to increase the sense of panic in Kiev even more, a Russian general Sulukov has just visited the Russian grouping in Belarus which is growing in size all the time… Does that mean the Russians are planning to advance south from Belarus? We don’t actually know…. But there is this enormous buildup taking place on every front on an order of magnitude greater than anything we’ve seen before. Not just hundreds of thousands of troops deployed, but hundreds of tanks…infantry fighting vehicles, ammunition, artillery pieces…and it’s building up on an enormous scale ….and the fighting in Donbass in the last couple of weeks has been the work of two bodies that are not part of the regular Russian army (The Wagner Group and the Donbas Militia) The main force of the Russian army which has been building up in extraordinary numbers, has not yet been committed to the battle to any great extent. So, I think everybody is expecting that some big blow is coming. No one knows for sure where it will happen. I don’t know (but) the Russians have managed again to keep it all extraordinarily secret. … No one knows what they are going to do, but what we can see is these vast numbers of forces gathering around Ukraine where they Ukrainians are obviously panicking (because it looks like something is going to hit on a huge scale (but) I don’t know where it will come from.” (“Russia’s next move, keeps collective west guessing”, Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris, You Tube, 15:25 minute)

Bottom line: While Washington and its NATO allies do not have a coherent strategy for winning the war in Ukraine, it’s clear, the Russians do. In the four months since Putin ordered his partial mobilization, 300,000 additional reservists have joined their units on the battlefield or along Ukraine’s northern perimeter. The stage is now set for a conventional ground war the likes of which no one in Washington ever anticipated. We expect that the outcome of this conflict will reshape Europe’s outdated security architecture and force a realignment that will mark the end of the unipolar era.

Note to readers: Please click the share buttons above. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to our Telegram Channel. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles.

This article was originally published on The Unz Review.

Michael Whitney is a renowned geopolitical and social analyst based in Washington State. He initiated his career as an independent citizen-journalist in 2002 with a commitment to honest journalism, social justice and World peace.

He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).

All images in this article are from TUR 

:: 1-20-23 New York Post :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Germany holding off on sending Ukraine tanks as Pentagon presses allies for help

By Caitlin Doornbos January 20, 2023 4:54pm Updated

WASHINGTON — Germany is holding off on sending critically needed tanks to Ukraine despite calls from the US and other Western allies to do so, Berlin’s defense minister said Friday.

We all cannot say today when a decision will be made and what that decision will be on [sending] Leopard tanks,” Boris Pistorius told reporters at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where he joined a high-stakes meeting of defense officials from more than 50 nations.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other senior US officials have lobbied Germany to follow the United Kingdom’s lead by sending tanks to assist Ukraine’s forces as they gear up for a fresh Russian offensive predicted this spring.

“We have a window of opportunity here, you know, between now and the spring … whenever they commence their operation,” Austin said. “And that’s not a long time. And we have to pull together the right capabilities.”

When asked if he believed Germany had done enough to help Ukraine, Austin answered: “Yes, but we can all do more.”

They are a reliable ally and they’ve been that way for for a very, very long time,” he said. “And I truly believe that they’ll continue to be a reliable ally going forward.”

Despite Ukraine’s repeated asks for tanks, only the UK has responded, announcing last weekend that it would send 14 Challenger 2 main battle tanks. Tanks also were not included in the $2.5 billion US military aid package unveiled Thursday, though that assistance did include 90 Stryker combat vehicles and 59 Bradley Fighting Vehicles for infantry.

While the US contribution of the “nimble” Bradleys are expected to help Ukrainian troops maneuver quickly through the flat, rolling plains of the eastern Donbas region, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby admitted Friday they don’t have the same lethality as tanks.

Tanks also provide an ability to move efficiently around a battlefield, but of course, they have much more firepower,” Kirby told reporters at the White House. “So it’s perfectly understandable why {Ukraine] President [Volodymyr] Zelensky — facing what he’s facing in the Donbas and expecting to face those same threats going forward in coming weekswould want additional tanks.”

Not only has Berlin refused to send its Leopard tanks, but it has also reportedly barred any other country, such as Poland, with German-made tanks in their inventories from sending them to Ukraineunless the US sends tanks as well.

However, Pistorius on Friday denied reports of a link between Germany’s decision not to send tanks and Washington’s announcement that it would not include M1 Abrams tanks in its aid package.

Unlike the British Challengers and German Leopards, which use diesel fuel, the M1 Abrams runs on jet fuel. That difference has prevented the US from sending the added weaponry, with Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh saying Thursday it would require more upkeep.

“The Abrams are more of a sustainment issue,” she told reporters. “I mean, this is a tank that requires jet fuel, whereas the Leopard and the Challenger — it’s a different engine, they require diesel. It’s a little bit easier to maintain.”

Asked Friday if the US would consider sending Ukraine a small number of Abrams tanks to encourage Germany to send Leopards, Austin said the Pentagon only considers sending weapons as a way to “provide capability” rather than as a diplomatic ploy.

We don’t do things or employ capabilities as a notion, you know, for anything other than providing credible combat capability,” he said. “And that’s where our focus will be in the future.”

With the latest package, the US has sent Ukraine roughly $26.7 billion in military aid from its own stock and through weapons purchases with congressionally approved funds since Russia’s invasion began Feb. 24, 2022.

Other commitments to Ukraine announced ahead of Friday’s meeting included S-60 anti-aircraft guns from Poland with 70,000 rounds of ammunition, additional Stinger air-defense systems and two M-17 helicopters from Latvia, and two Russian-made Mi-8 helicopters and dozens of L-70 anti-aircraft guns with ammunition from Lithuania.

With Post wires 

[ :: 7-2-17 Campmeeting 2017 afternoon service  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::]

You are going to see much more happening overseas now much more.  Russia, they have been poked in the eye so long they are ready to fight.  North Korea has been mocked for so long they are ready to fight.  They are not afraid of those ships that are out there; they were out there during the Korean War.  Oh, wake up, wake up, you need to turn to me and not to your own ways, for the old ways never did work etc    

[:: 2-13-2022 pm service   :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::    

etc for do you not know the day and the hour that you are now living in as Russia is about to make her move and China is backing her one hundred percent and that is the move that you will see very soon now.  For truly Russia will make her move and rend the United States helpless, remember I’ve warned you that, I’ve told you about this. For truly it’s now that time and that hour that judgment must come to America to wake up those who are fast asleep, for they do not know the time nor the hour that they are living in.  But remember it is a great hour for my church, etc

:: 1-23-23 Express :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Putin ally warns of 'global catastrophe' over West's fresh weapon deliveries

Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of Russia's parliament, said such actions could unleash a nuclear war.

By John Varga, Luke Whelan, Catherine Meyer-Funnell

06:10, Mon, Jan 23, 2023 | UPDATED: 07:07, Mon, Jan 23, 2023

A key ally to Vladimir Putin has warned the West that it risks a "global catastrophe" if it continues to supply weapons to Ukraine that could threaten Russian territories.

His comments come in the wake of Germany's refusal to equip Kyiv's army with Leopard tanks.

Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of Russia's parliament, said such actions could unleash a nuclear war.

In a post to his Telegram channel, he wrote: "If Washington and NATO countries supply weapons that will be used to strike civilian cities and attempt to seize our territories, as they threaten, this will lead to retaliatory measures using more powerful weapons.

"Arguments that the nuclear powers have not previously used weapons of mass destruction in local conflicts are untenable."

He added that this was because the US and NATO “did not face a situation where there was a threat to the security of their citizens and the territorial integrity of the country”. 

:: 1-22-23 Hal Turner Radio Show :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

***** BULLETIN ***** Ambassador Says U.S. WILL ALLOW Allies to Give F-16's to Ukraine

World Hal Turner 22 January 2023 Hits: 14927

The USA will support the transfer of F-16 fighter jets by allies to Ukraine - the American ambassador to the OSCE. Michael Carpenter, confirmed today.

Washington will agree with the idea of partners to transfer F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.

Answering the question whether the administration of US President Joe Biden is ready to allow the Netherlands to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets, the ambassador said: “We have long been of the opinion that what our allies supply is their business. And we support the countless contributions (to defense) that our allies have made for Ukraine.

This has been true from the very beginning of the war, when we discussed legacy Soviet systems, to the present period, when we discuss main battle tanks and more sophisticated air and missile defense capabilities and systems. And so I expect there will be broad support in the United States for our allies to continue to increase their contributions,” Carpenter said.

Earlier it became known that the Netherlands is ready to consider the transfer of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, if a request comes from the Ukrainian authorities.

At the same time, during an address to the participants of Ramstein meeting, Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the partners to discuss the possibility of sending the F-16 at the next meeting. 

[ :: 12-31-12/1-1-13 New Years Eve Service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::]

etc.. the cost of things, because they have gone over the cliff, shall skyrocket and taxes, taxes, it shall be like in the days of old when everyone will have to bring their taxes in and they will be condemned and judged if they do not. Oh the things that are going to take place now, the things that you haven’t even thought of, the things that you haven’t been aware of, but I have told you, I have warned you. I have tried to prepare you that you would be totally ready, that you wouldn’t have to run real fast to make up time, but that you would be walking right by my side. etc..

[ :: 2-24-13 am service (first word) :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::::]

etc.. Even the clouds are speaking forth the coming of my Son, are you hearing, are you seeing, are you understanding? For I say unto you, many, many disasters shall take place, the shortage of food shall even be greater, the drought shall expand

[ :: 4-22-16 pm service  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::]

etc. For truly blood shall flow in the streets and things will be very bad in that sense and in the weather also that you have already seen a change in like I have said you would see.  Drought shall affect very many places and food shall be scarce, but I have given unto you my word and my promise that I will take you through these days victoriously. etc

:: 1--23 All News Pipeline :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Real Life Food Fights For Survival Videos Show What Is In Store For Us As A Nation If Food inflation Continues To Spike As Eggs Rose By 60% In 2022

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

The inflation numbers for December 2022 are out, and once again being hailed as "lowering" inflation with a 6.5% annual reading, with the MSM once again boasting of how the numbers are "in line with expectations."

The core categories, plus other items with notable year-over-year price changes above that 6.5% that are rarely are addressed by the national media, includes eggs, fuel, butter & margarine, airfare, lettuce, utility, public transportation, frankfurters, white bread, roasted coffee, dairy and related products, electricity, tools, hardware and supplies, and poultry.

The year over year numbers themselves for the aforementioned products are a kick in the gut, with eggs seeing the highest price spike at 59.9% since December 2021. Butter and margarine 35.3%, lettuce has risen 24.9%, frankfurters come in at 18.2% higher than at the same time the year before, white bread 17.7%, roasted coffee 15.5%, dairy & related products 15.3%, & poultry comes in at 12.2% more than at the same time the year before.

But hey, no worries, "overall" inflation is down to just 6.5%. They say that like it is good news that you are paying "only" 6.5% more in December 2022 than you did for the same products the year before.

The nation need not worry because the 6.5% was expected! It really does not matter that you are paying 6.5% more in December than you did last year at this time, because it isn't the 7%+ from November!

Never mind your wallet, that doesn't count. Forget the fact that you pay more to get less at the grocery store, that is of no them.

Ok, enough sarcasm.

Because we have awesome readers that take the time to snap images, upload them and send them on over to us, we can show a real time look at what it looks like on for products that allegedly went down from December 2021 to December 2022

According to the same CNBC report, beef and veal went down by 3.1%. On January 20, 2023, we received an email from Arizona, with an image showing the price for a prime rib steak, on sale as a manager's special at 30% off.

$28.19 for less than a pound. $29.99 per pound.

So that is what it looks like to see prices go down? Only goes to show how very much they rose the year before.

We have been warned that due to the inability to feed cattle, many ranchers have been forced to sell before their cows have calved, meaning no youngsters for those, leading to warnings of future beef shortages and prices hikes.

More via Fox News:

Similarly, two-thirds of ranchers and livestock farmers reported selling off animals, with average herd sizes expected to be down 36%, the poll showed. The biggest herd declines are in Texas (down 50%), New Mexico (43%) and Oregon (41%), showing the wide geographic distribution of the distress.

Get your beef before the prices spike even more.

Nutristore Freeze-Dried Beef Dices | Emergency Survival Bulk Food Storage | Premium Quality Meat | Perfect for Lightweight Backpacking, Camping, or Home Meals | USDA Inspected | 25-Year Shelf Life

Nutristore Freeze-Dried Ground Beef | Emergency Survival Bulk Food Storage | Premium Quality Meat | Perfect for Lightweight Backpacking, Camping, or Home Meals | USDA Inspected | 25-Year Shelf Life

Poultry, frankfurters, and other pork products, are still seeing inflation, so might as well just stock up on whatever meats you can, because this issue isn't going away in 2023.

Fully Cooked Bacon, Ready to Eat, 80 Slices Per Pack / Case, 10 Year Shelf Life, Superior to Canned, Real Thick Cut, 2+ Pounds, No Refrigeration Needed

Nutristore Freeze-Dried Sausage Crumbles | Emergency Survival Bulk Food Storage | Premium Quality Meat | Perfect for Lightweight Backpacking, Camping, Home Meals | USDA Inspected | 25 Year Shelf-Life

Nutristore Freeze-Dried Grilled Chicken | Premium Quality Pre-Cooked Chicken Breast | Survival Emergency Food Supply | Home Meals & Lightweight Camping | USDA Inspected | 25-Year Shelf Life

Nutristore Freeze-Dried Chicken | Emergency Survival Bulk Food Storage Meat | Perfect for Lightweight Backpacking, Camping & Home Meals | USDA Inspected | 25-Year Shelf Life

Nutristore Freeze-Dried Pulled Pork | Premium Quality Pre-Cooked Canned Meat | Survival Emergency Food Supply | Meat for Home Meals & Lightweight Camping | #10 Can | USDA Inspected | 25-Year Shelf Life (1-Pack)

ANP EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER: Due to heavy censorship by 'big tech' upon ANP articles, we're running an EMERGENCY fundraising drive. We also want to thank everybody who has donated to ANP over the years. With donations and ad revenue all that keep ANP online, if you're able, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this fight for America's future at this absolutely critical time in US history.

During a time of systematic, 'big tech' censorship and widespread institutional corruption, truth-seeking media and alternative vi

ews are crucial, and EVERY little bit helps more than you could know!)


In America, other than the great Waffle House brawls, or other fast food restaurants that see costumers fight just to fight, we haven't yet seen what happens when people cannot feed their families and what happens.

In Pakistan over the last month, which we haven't near enough about from our national media, people are literally fighting over bags of wheat.

The videos below should be a wake up call as to what can, and will, happen here or anywhere, when the masses cannot feed themselves or their families.

There are plenty of other videos but some are "age-restricted" by YouTube and can only be seen at the platform. I did look at other video platforms, but couldn't find them using their search functions.

The point here is people will do what they have to do, whether steal food or fight for it, to feed their families.

Americans are already feeling the effects of a global wheat shortage due to the Russia/Ukraine war, so as we have pointed out multiple times, stocking up on wheat berries and graining your own flour, is something that Americans really need to lean how to do for themselves.

Wheat Berries:

Wheatland™ Hard White Wheat Berries • 25 lbs Bucket, Mylar Liner & Oxy Pack • Emergency Food Storage • Family Farmed in Utah/Idaho • 13.9% Protein • Non-GMO • Lab Tested Chemical-Free • Premium Quality • Sproutable • 25 Year Shelf Life

Grain Mills: (Different price ranges)

Grain Mill 150g High Speed Food Electric Stainless Steel Grinder Mill Seeds Flour Nut Pill Wheat Corn Herbs Spices & Seasonings Grinder Dry Grain Superfine Powder Machine

OKF Grain Mills Electric Stainless Steel Grain Grinder Mill High-speed Cereals Corn Herb Spice Flour Mill Commercial Grade Machine Dry Grain Grinder

Powerful High Speed Electric Grain Mill Grinder for Healthy Gluten-Free Flours - Grain Grinder Mill, Wheat Grinder, Flour Mill Machine and Flour Mill Grinder for Home and Professional Use - Wondermill


A comment from a regular reader aka PipeLiner, shows us clearly that shortages are still with us, just not as prominent as in the early days of the lockdowns and covid "pandemic," mostly because stores have adapted to shelving foods in a manner where empty spaces are not as noticeable, as well as manufacturers cutting back on options.

The reader comment from Kerry Bay:

Back from Walmart. Milk cooler is now only one door wide, instead of five. No Eggs, I repeat, NO EGGS, with signs that said "due to unfortunate circumstances, eggs will be unavailable for the forseeable future". People yelling, fighting and swearing at each other over all kinds of different items. Seemed most everybody there (pretty packed) was buying mainly food and survival supplies. Couple dozen people open-carrying.

Between inflation, lack of options and actual shortages, tensions are rising fast.

Eggs and dairy products, including milk as our reader highlighted above, are items we, and other Independent Media have been warning readers of for months,

Beef while touted as going down is expected to see shortages and massive inflation again as the lack of calves now, mean less meat produce late, showing the entire food system and supply is as volatile now as it was at the in 2021.

Canned goods, produce such as corn, tomatoes and lettuce, are all expected to become scarce or see incredibly high inflation in the coming months.

Augason Farms Vegetable Stew Blend Certified Gluten Free

Augason Farms Freeze Dried Fruit & Veggie Variety Combo Pail Kit

Nutristore Freeze Dried Butternut Squash | Perfect Healthy Snack | Emergency Survival Bulk Food Storage | Amazing Taste & Quality | 25 Year Shelf Life

Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes 8 oz No. 10 Can

Augason Farms Dehydrated Cross Cut Celery 1 lb 2 oz No. 10 Can

Augason Farms Dehydrated Potato Slices Shreds

ReadyWise Emergency Food Supply, Freeze-Dried Meat, Survival-Food Disaster Kit for Hurricane Preparedness, Camping Food, Prepper Supplies, Emergency Supplies, Entrée Variety-Pack Bucket, 60 Servings, Meat

Augason Farms Buttermilk (No Leavening) Biscuit Mix 2 lbs 15 oz No. 10 Can

Augason Farms Pinto beans Emergency Bulk Food Storage 4 gallon Pail 253 Servings

Fusilli Pasta (1 Gallon) Homestyle, Easy to Make, Boils in 10 Minutes, Storable

Augason Farms Long Grain White Rice Emergency Food Storage 24 Pound Pail

Augason Farms Long Grain Brown Rice Emergency Food Storage 24 Pound Pail

Augason Farms Black Beans Emergency Bulk Food Storage

Dairy products are another category that has seen volatility throughout the past two years and given the amount of news and warnings we are seeing, will no doubt get worse during 2023.

Valley Food Storage Whole Powdered Eggs | 120 Servings Premium Emergency Food Supply | All Natural, Non-GMO Survival Food 25 Year Shelf Life | Camping Food, Backpacking Meals, Prepper Supplies

ReadyWise Emergency Food Supply, Freeze-Dried Powdered-Egg Bucket, Disaster Kit for Hurricane Preparedness, Camping Food, Prepper Supplies, Emergency Supplies,144 Servings

Augason Farms Dried Whole Egg Product 2 lbs 1 oz ( pack of 1)

Hoosier Hill Farm Real Butter powder, 1 lb

Heavy Cream Powder by Hoosier Hill Farm, 2LB (Pack of 1)

Hoosier Hill Farm Sour Cream Powder, 1 Pound

Cream Cheese Powder by Hoosier Hill Farm, 2LB (Pack of 1)

All American Whole Milk Powder by Hoosier Hill Farm, 2 LB (Pack of 1)


Other countries such as Pakistan are already seeing conditions that lead to fighting, stampedes and desperation because of shortages and unaffordable food prices. The warning signs we are seeing right now, coming from not only farmers of produce, but of ranchers in regards to meats, lead us to the logical conclusion that things are getting worse, not better. 

[:: 2-3-14 am service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

:: 1-16-23 World Net Daily :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

'Unacceptable': Biden doesn't want Jews to pray on Temple Mount

'The United States stands firmly for preservation of the historic status quo'

Bob Unruh By Bob Unruh Published January 16, 2023 at 2:19pm

The Biden administration, which has worked hand-in-glove on a wide range of funding projects for Palestinians in the Middle East, now says it is adamantly opposed to allowing Jews to pray on Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

Muslims have that right as of now. Jews do not.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that a Biden State Department official insisted it would be "unacceptable" for Jews to be allowed to pray there.

It's because, the Biden official said, that would change the "historic status quo" that only allows Muslims to pray there.

"The stance is a blow to diplomatic relations between the United States and the newly installed Israeli government and signals the Biden administration intends to call out the Jewish state on issues other administrations might address behind closed doors," the Free Beacon explained.

Biden's spokesman said, "The United States stands firmly for preservation of the historic status quo with respect to the holy sites in Jerusalem. Any unilateral actions that depart from the historic status quo is unacceptable."

It's not the first sign of a rift between Biden and Israel's government.

Biden declined to immediately call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election win last year, and his administration launched an investigation into the death of a Palestinian-American journalist even though investigators said it was an accident.

And Secretary of State Antony Blinken attended a conference held by J Street, which is a leading anti-Israel organization.

"Should it really be this difficult for the U.S. government to publicly affirm that Jews have a right to visit the holiest site in their religion?" Richard Goldberg, a former White House National Security Council official, told the Free Beacon. "Is the policy of the State Department: Freedom of religion for all except Jews?"

The issue arose a few weeks ago when Israeli leader Itamar Ben-Gvir visited the Temple Mount and said there should be a policy change that would allow Jewish prayer.

In recent years, only Muslims have been allowed prayer time there.

But the visit by Ben-Gvir was seen as a signal that could change.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned of Biden's "pathological obsession with undermining Israel [and] is endangering the national security of America and our allies."

Ben-Gvir said at the time, "Why are Arabs permitted to worship and Jews forbidden? I want equal rights." 

:: 1-14-23 The Jerusalem Post :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Russia's Vladimir Putin afraid of coup, will retire in 2023 - report

A former ally of the Russian President talked about the possibility that Putin might retire soon, rather then potentially getting killed in a coup.

By SHACHAR BERDISHEVSKY/MAARIV Published: JANUARY 14, 2023 01:40 Updated: JANUARY 14, 2023 16:06

A source who was close to Putin once claimed that "the president will nominate his chosen heir already this year, instead of risking his downfall," the British Daily Mail reported on Friday. This comes after the Russian president's popularity is reportedly in a freefall because of repeated military failures in the war in Ukraine.

According to his former ally, Putin will want to transfer the power to his chosen successor and retire to his palace near the black sea, rather than risk a coup against him, similar to what happened to Qaddafi and other dictators.

Furthermore, he claimed Putin will seek to give up power, negotiate an end to the war in Ukraine and also not be part of the elections which are planned for 2024. 

:: 1-13-23 Bible Prophecy Tracker :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

‘Murdered A Jew? Here’s A Stipend’: Israel Knesset Moves To Strip Citizenship From ‘Pay To Slay’ Terrorist

By Author - January 13, 2023

Assessment: Joe Biden who claims iron-clad support for Israel, is definitely not going to like this

Knesset parliamentary committee has approved expedition of legislation to Israel moves to strip terrorists of citizenship.

The measure comes as the latest of a series taken by the new government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The key House Committee greenlighted an expedited review of legislation seeking to deny citizenship or residency of convicted terrorists who receive compensation from the Palestinian Authority (PA) for their crimes, as part of its “Pay to Slay” program that awards payments to Palestinian terrorists and their families dependent on the severity of the crimes against Israelis.

“It is a joy for the just to do justice, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.” Proverbs 21:15

“For years we’ve become accustomed to having an entity receive funding from the State of Israel while it maintains an official price list: ‘Murdered a Jew? Here’s a stipend – and if you’re an Israeli citizen, you’ll get more, depending on how many people you’ve killed,’” said Religious Zionism Member of Knesset (MK) Simcha Rothman.

Charging that, “The Palestinian Authority is trying to recruit terrorists from among Israeli citizens because it is easier for them to carry out terror attacks,” he appealed to his fellow lawmakers, “the bare minimum we can do as a moral country is to revoke their citizenship and residency.”

The draft was passed by a 10-2 majority that included members of both the ruling coalition and opposition. 

:: 1--23 The Christian Post :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Abortion survivors praise the GOP Born-Alive Act

By Joy Stockbauer, Op-ed contributor

In the eyes of abortionists, every “successful” abortion ends in the death of a child — but, thankfully, not every abortion goes according to their plans. Countless abortion survivors, each one condemned to death as an innocent baby in the womb, walk among us every day. For pro-life advocates like Melissa Ohden and members of the Abortion Survivors Network, legislation that ensures protection for infants born alive after abortions holds deep personal significance.

On January 11, House Republicans successfully passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act by a 220-210 vote. The bill passed entirely along party lines, with all Republican representatives voting in favor of the bill and all but one Democrat voting against it (with one Democrat voting “present”). The Born-Alive Act seeks to “prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.”

To Sarah Zagorski, communications director of Louisiana Right to Life, the Born-Alive Act “puts the penalty on the right party” by “criminalizing doctors who do not get medical care for the child.” In my interview with Sarah, she described how an abortionist delivered her breech at 26 and a half weeks gestation. She shared, “He told my mother to let me die on the table because I wasn’t breathing. Thankfully, my birth mother resisted his coercive efforts and decided to tell him, ‘I’m going to sue you if you don’t get my daughter breathing right now.’” Sarah was sent to a trauma birth ward, where she thankfully survived.

Zagorski is part of the Abortion Survivors Network founded by fellow survivor Melissa Ohden, who lived through a failed saline infusion abortion at seven months gestation. Melissa’s organization has connected with over 600 abortion survivors in their journey of hope, healing, and educating others on the human dignity of all unborn children. 

[ :: 7-17-16 am service ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc The end is upon you and you need to look and see the things that you should be doing, pay close attention to that. For I have told you things would change here, they would change. If you live near the Babylon that is going to fall I have told you to move at least seventy-five miles from there, at least. That goes for California, that goes for the center fault line, realize that war, war is at hand. Not only with ISIS, but you have got Russia, you have got China, you have got North Korea, wake up, wake up, for I have been telling you these things, it is getting very, very dangerous, very dangerous. etc

:: 1-16-23 Daily Mail :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Russia produces first batch of nuclear-armed Poseidon torpedo drones 'capable of wiping out entire coastlines with radioactive tsunamis' - as Putin cronies call for Britain to be 'demolished from the face of the earth'

Russian news reported manufacture of 'first batch of nuclear-armed Poseidon drones' that pro-war commentators have said can cause nuclear tidal waves

A top propagandist once said it could 'plunge Britain into the depths of the sea'

Pro-war fanatic Lt-Gen Andrey Gurulev also called for an Arctic nuclear test

He accused UK of being 'cocky' as West prepares to supply Ukraine with tanks

By Will Stewart and Chris Jewers For Mailonline

Published: 05:16 EST, 16 January 2023 | Updated: 07:31 EST, 16 January 2023

Russia has manufactured its first batch of high-speed Poseidon drones said to be capable of wiping out entire coastlines with radioactive tsunamis, it was reported today.

The weapon, which could reportedly cause a 1,640ft tsunami, is alleged to have a unlimited range, although details of its unique 125mph underwater propulsion system have been a closely guarded Russian secret.

The development came as a Vladimir Putin loyalist called on state TV for Britain to be 'demolished from the face of the Earth' as it prepares to supply Ukraine with Challenger 2 tanks.

Retired general Andrey Gurulev claimed on Rossiya 1 that the deployment of British and German tanks 'to kill us' amounts to crossing a red line.

He accused the UK of 'getting cocky', and warned the country could be wiped off the map without resorting to nuclear weapons, stressing: 'We have to remember about London so they don't try to steal our victory. If it did not exist, there will be victory.'

He also called for an initial giant nuclear test on the Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya 'so the whole earth shudders'.

His outburst against the UK came as Russian state news agency TASS reported the manufacture of the 'first batch of nuclear-armed Poseidon drones'.

Last year another leading Putin propagandist Dmitry Kiselyov notoriously told viewers that Russia should 'plunge Britain into the depths of the sea' with its 'underwater robotic drone Poseidon'.

The Russian weapon is a giant nuclear-armed torpedo capable of causing radioactive tsunamis that destroy enemy coastlines.

In October, it was reported that Nato had sent an intelligence note to its member states warning that Putin had deployed its 604ft-long K-329 Belgorod nuclear submarine, carrier of the Poseidon.

At the time it was believed to be on a mission to test the fearsome weapon.

A source told TASS today: 'The first batch of Poseidon ammunition has been manufactured and will be soon delivered to special-purpose nuclear-powered submarine Belgorod.'

The same source from the Russian military and defence industry said trials of core components of Poseidon underwater drones, including the nuclear power unit, had been trialled successfully.

Putin sees the Poseidon missile as key to his attack on the West, it has been reported.

Gurulev - a mouthpiece for high-ranking Kremlin hardliners - sees Britain as a lynchpin of the West's unity with Ukraine.

He told state TV that the expected deployment of German tanks carries a historical significance that will change the conflict.

'The appearance of German tanks on Russian territory is the cornerstone of any war,' he said, even though - if the move goes ahead - the tanks would be for defensive use in Ukraine, and not stationed on Russian soil.

'As soon as Leopard-2 tanks get here, be ready [for full war],' he said.

'Britain will supply 14 Challenger-2 tanks, you have to take this seriously. It's against us, it's to kill us. These guys are getting cocky. They have no brakes.

'Should we use nuclear weapons? Why should we be embarrassed to talk about our resolve if there is a threat to Russian territory?' he said ominously.

'And Leopard tanks will be riding in Russia, in [our] Nazi-occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.'

In fact, these are Putin-occupied regions of Ukraine, and not Russian territory, as claimed by the Kremlin. Last year, Moscow said it had annexed four regions in the east of Ukraine, despite not being fully in control of any of them.

He demanded: 'Who is stopping this from happening? Start with the resumption of nuclear weapons testing. Drop the mother of [all bombs] on Novaya Zemlya [in the Arctic], so the whole Earth shudders.

'Next time we should hit the lid of the coffin. About Britain, I said six months ago that it should be demolished from the face of the Earth.

'This can be done without engaging the nuclear triad, without our submarine forces with intercontinental ballistic missiles, silos or mobile launch systems.

'We have enough firepower without it.

'But we have to make it clear - one more time and this will come.

'Our president [Vladimir Putin] said that at this stage everything is going according to the plan of the Defence Ministry and the General Staff, this is true.

'But I am sure that the plans do not include the presence of German tanks on our soil. The special operation has been going on for almost a year.

'[The people are with Putin]. They will do whatever it takes to win. But we have to remember about London so they don't try to steal our victory.

'If it did not exist, there will be victory.'

TV presenter Dmitry Kiselyov — avidly watched by Putin and a top executive in Moscow's powerful state media propaganda machine — told viewers in May that an option was 'to plunge Britain into the depths of the sea'.

'It approaches the target at a one kilometre depth with the speed of 200 kilometres per hour [125mph]. There is NO way to stop this underwater drone,' he said at the time. 'It has a warhead with a capacity of up to 100 megatons.

'The explosion of this thermonuclear torpedo close to Britain's shores will raise a giant wave, a tsunami, up to 500 metres [1,640ft] high.

'This tidal wave is also a carrier of extremely high doses of radiation.

'Surging over Britain, it will turn what is probably left of them into radioactive desert.

'Permanently unusable for anything.

'How do you like this prospect? And Putin warned about this, back on February 24 [if anyone interfered with his special military operation].'

Chief analyst of the Russian General Staff, Admiral Igor Katasonov has said: 'Unique characteristics of the Poseidon system will help the Navy to successfully combat aircraft carriers and strike groups of a potential adversary in any oceanic theatre of war and destroy shore infrastructure facilities.'

The UK Government has announced it will deliver tanks to Ukraine, its first donation of such heavy-duty weaponry.

Although the pledge of 14 Challenger 2 tanks appeared modest, Ukrainian officials expect it will encourage other Western nations to supply more tanks.

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine could expect more heavy weapons following Kyiv's requests to its allies. 'The recent pledges for heavy warfare equipment are important - and I expect more in the near future,' Stoltenberg told Germany's Handelsblatt daily, ahead of a meeting this week of a group that coordinates arms supplies to Kyiv. 

:: 1-15-23 All News Pipeline :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Something So Strange About The 'Covid' Death Toll Numbers In America And In China - MSM Finally Admits So Called Covid Deaths Could Actually Be Covid 'Vaccine-Related' Deaths

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine January 15, 2023

Once in a while we can garner some truths from the MSM in America. Of course we have to hunt, mix and match their propaganda up, and then hunt some more before putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Even then their biases, and willingness to twist themselves into pretzels to fit the preferred narrative is easily least by those with their eyes open.

Frankly it is sometimes easier to list their lies than to find truth in their reporting, if it doesn't fit the official narrative.

In this article we will be discussing some very strange covid vaccine-related information we have found in our search for truth.

While China revises the death toll numbers upward by tens of thousands, American media now admits that we have been overcounting covid deaths in the U.S.

At the center of everything are covid vaccines and boosters.


More than two years after Independent Media, including ANP, reported that not all counted covid deaths were from covid, and they were just being listed as covid deaths, the MSM discovers that not all counted covid deaths were from covid.

The first report we will cite was written on January 13, 2023, by Washington Post contributor Leana S. Wen.

I'll ask readers to remember that name because we will be discussing her previous assertions more a little further down.

The title of the opinion piece by Ms. Wen, is "We are overcounting covid deaths and hospitalizations. That’s a problem."

Ya think?

Here are some key paragraphs for readers to consider:

Two infectious-disease experts I spoke with believe that the number of deaths attributed to covid is far greater than the actual number of people dying from covid. Robin Dretler, an attending physician at Emory Decatur Hospital and the former president of Georgia’s chapter of Infectious Diseases Society of America, estimates that at his hospital, 90 percent of patients diagnosed with covid are actually in the hospital for some other illness.

• Dretler also sees patients with multiple concurrent infections. “People who have very low white blood cell counts from chemotherapy might be admitted because of bacterial pneumonia or foot gangrene. They may also have covid, but covid is not the main reason why they’re so sick.”

If these patients die, covid might get added to their death certificate along with the other diagnoses. But the coronavirus was not the primary contributor to their death and often played no role at all.

So, it is quite possible that up to 90 percent of listed covid deaths weren't actually deaths from covid.

(ANP FUNDRAISER: First of all, ANP wants to thank everybody who recently donated to ANP during our emergency fundraising drive. You absolutely amazing people got us out of a huge mess due to heavy censorship by 'big tech' upon ANP articles, so HUGE THANK YOU'S go out to everybody who recently donated as well as to everybody who has donated to ANP over the years.

With donations and ad revenue all that keep ANP online, if you're able, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this fight for America's future at this absolutely critical time in US history. During a time of systematic, 'big tech' censorship and widespread institutional corruption, truth-seeking media and alternative views are crucial, and EVERY little bit helps more than you could know!)


We'll get back to Ms. Wen, in detail, after discussing the news coming out of China, where there is a "alleged" new strain of covid.

I have literally lost count of how many alleged "new strains" we have seen reported, but that is for another article.

China list 37 deaths from between Dec. 7 and Jan. 8. By January 15, that number had been revised upward to 60,000.

China on Saturday made a significant revision of its official death toll in the latest outbreak of the coronavirus — to nearly 60,000 deaths linked to covid-19 since December, when pandemic restrictions were lifted and infections surged across the country, up from just 37.

The announcement follows criticism by international health experts and complaints by citizens that the government has been understating the number of deaths caused by the virus.

Authorities have recently come under added scrutiny following reports of overwhelmed funeral homes and hospitals. A report by The Washington Post last week documented a surge in traffic outside funeral homes, according to satellite imagery, firsthand videos and interviews with crematorium staff and residents.

China was undercounting them while America was overcounting them? As I said earlier, strange.

The strangeness doesn't end there though.


We have all seen the constant stream of "died suddenly" stories since the vaccine rollout in 2021, just as we have seen the nonstop MSM stories of covid pandemic of the "unvaccinated."

That too was a theme of propaganda for liberal media outlets, right up until they finally quietly admitted that it the vaccinated that are dying in larger numbers than the unvaccinated, or the "purebloods" as they have been dubbed.

November, Wapo again: "Vaccinated people now make up a majority of covid deaths"

They begin with "It’s no longer a pandemic of the unvaccinated."

Newsflash: It never was.

Make no mistake, they are still pushing people to get vaxxed in that piece, because they are still blaming covid for those deaths.

Now rather than using my bias against the covid vaccines due their ultra fast rollout with no time to test for detrimental long term effects, we'll let a couple other headlines make this next point.

Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 possibly more likely to infect those who are vaccinated, officials say

Are Vaccines Fueling New Covid Variants?

The "official narrative" claims differently but the fact that so-called covid deaths are now higher in vaccinated people than alleged covid deaths for unvaccinated people, pretty much negates the denials.

If the vaccinated are more likely to catch and die from covid that purebloods, does that not make those death covid vaccine-related rather than covid deaths? Without the vaccine those people may have not caught covid, therefore may not have died.

Back to Ms. Wen. In July 2021, Stefan Stanford highlighted Leana Wen, who is also a CNN talking head, who declared that "Life Needs To Be Hard For Unvaccinated Americans."

And while ANP has emailed Dr. Wen at the email address listed on this linked webpage, asking her what her ties are to Communist China since she's pushing full-scale medical tyranny, we're not surprised that Dr. Wen has not gotten back to us. Though as Slavo pointed out in his story, Wen is quite unhappy that unvaccinated people can 'go about their lives as normal without any consequence'. Yes, how absolutely horrifying that free Americans are 'allowed' to be free! Though as we've pointed out time and time again on ANP, free people don't get their rights from government but God. Dr. Wen should go to China if she doesn't like it here in America.

Stefan does have a way with words!

On December 25, in an ANP article by Joel S Hirschhorn of the Pandemic Blunder Newsletter, we see Ms. Wen backpedaled previous calls for medical tyranny, and admitted that immunity is far more effective against covid than vaccines.

One of many liberals who showed their true totalitarian faces by suggesting those who were unvaccinated need to lose rights and privileges, with moves being made by the totalitarian left to accomplish that to this very day, Dr. Wen just made a HUGE 'about face' on those earlier remarks in a recent Washington Post article (saved at wayback machine), dropping this bombshell upon herself and all of those still pushing for 'vaccine passports' by reporting on numerous new studies showing the vaccinated are MUCH LESS protected from COVID than the unvaccinated who have already had COVID. A little bit late, Dr. Wen.

Related: Sudden vaccine deaths are now so common they’ve assigned a SYNDROME name for it: Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)


Looking back to China now, we see a report from January 13, 2023, explaining that China is the global leader of vaccine support.

Cities in China also mandates vaccines, via CNN:

Beijing on Wednesday announced a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for residents to enter public venues, becoming the first city in mainland China to do so as it attempts to contain a highly infectious Omicron subvariant.

From July 11, people will need to show proof of vaccination to enter a wide range of public places in the Chinese capital, including cinemas, libraries, museums, gyms, stadiums and training centers, a city health official told a news briefing Wednesday.

People who are “not suitable” for vaccination will be exempted from the requirement, the official added, without clarifying how they can provide proof for exemption.

Wuhan, China is where covid originated, and the Chinese have their own vaccines.

This begs the question of how many of China's recent 60,000 deaths from "covid", revised upwards from 37, were vaccinated individuals?

Another question to be asked, considering America has been overcounting covid deaths, how many of the ones not matching the "overcounted" criteria, were vaccinated?


Not only are we seeing an unprecedented amount of "sudden" deaths, especially of the young and athletes, but we also have no idea how many so-called "covid" deaths are really from people that caught covid because their immune system was compromised by the covid vaccines and boosters. 

:: 1--23 You Tube :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::



92.6K subscribers 27K views 5 days ago


[ :: 2-24-13 am service (first word) :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::::]

etc.. Even the clouds are speaking forth the coming of my Son, are you hearing, are you seeing, are you understanding? For I say unto you, many, many disasters shall take place, the shortage of food shall even be greater, the drought shall expand

:: 1--23 RAIR Foundation USA :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

In the United States, dozens of food processing plants suspiciously caught fire over the past year. Remarkably, no one was present at the time of the fires. The Eco Health Alliance whistleblower, bioterrorism expert, military veteran, and scientist Dr. Andrew Huff has a possible explanation for the food supply fires.

Huff has access to government information about simulating a food supply attack. The information comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Food and Agriculture Sector Criticality Assessment Tool (FASCAT). This also includes which places are particularly at risk.

According to Huff, who authorities have harassed due to the nature of his work since 2019, the U.S. government coordinated the attacks on the food facilities. But, in addition, something remarkable happened: the hard disk with the FASCAT data disappeared.

Since then, there have been about 200 food factory attacks around the world, most of them in the U.S., he explained.

Huff had another backup and analyzed the attacks. It turned out that the attacks exactly matched the most critical systems in his data set. He reported this to the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI but never received a response.

Huff knows that the FBI and the food industry have tried to investigate what he calls “terrorist attacks,” but they’re getting nowhere. He suspects that a government-funded actor or a globalist group like the World Economic Forum is behind it.

Watch Dr. Andrew Huff’s interview with journalist Emerald Robinson: 

:: 1-13-23 The Thinking Conservative :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

COVID-Narrative Dissenters File Antitrust Action Against Legacy Media Over Coordinated Censorship

By The Epoch Times - January 13, 2023

A coalition of outspoken critics and skeptics of the mainstream narratives on COVID-19 has brought an antitrust lawsuit against some of the world’s largest news organizations, accusing them of working in collaboration to suppress dissenting voices surrounding the pandemic.

The lawsuit (pdf), filed on Tuesday in a federal court in Texas, targets The Washington Post, the British Broadcasting Corp (BBC), The Associated Press (AP), and Reuters—all of which are members of the “Trusted News Initiative (TNI),” a self-described “industry partnership” formed in 2020 among legacy media giants and big tech companies.

“By their own admission, members of the TNI have agreed to work together, and have in fact worked together, to exclude from the world’s dominant internet platforms rival news publishers who engage in reporting that challenges and competes with TNI members’ reporting on certain issues relating to COVID-19 and U.S. politics,” the complaint reads.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a critic of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination policies, led the lawsuit. He is joined by Creative Destruction Media, Trial Site News, Truth About Vaccines founders Ty and Charlene Bollinger, independent journalist Ben Swann, Health Nut News publisher Erin Elizabeth Finn, Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft, Dr. Joseph Mercola, and Ben Tapper, a chiropractor.

The plaintiffs, the lawsuit alleges, are among the many victims of the TNI’s “group boycott” tactic, defined as a coordinated effort to facilitate monopoly by cutting off the competitors’ access to supplies and necessities.

In this case, the TNI members are accused of engaging in group boycott—in concert with their big tech partners—against small, independent news publishers by denying them access to internet platforms they need to compete and even survive in the online news market.

As a result of the TNI’s group boycott, [the plaintiffs] have been censored, de-monetized, demoted, throttled, shadow-banned, and/or excluded entirely from platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Linked-In,” the lawsuit states.

By Bill Pan  Read Full Article on 

[ :: 4-22-16 pm service  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::]

etc. For truly blood shall flow in the streets and things will be very bad in that sense and in the weather also that you have already seen a change in like I have said you would see.  Drought shall affect very many places and food shall be scarce, but I have given unto you my word and my promise that I will take you through these days victoriously. etc

:: 1-16-23 Daily Mail :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

'Our water tanks will be dry within days': Arizona city cuts OFF water to neighbors amid drought - as desperate residents demand 'water now' and count down until dwindling supply runs out

On January 1, Scottsdale stopped selling water to the neighboring area of the Rio Verde Foothills, eliminating the water source of 1,000 people

Last week, residents of the foothills sued Scottsdale for cutting off a utility as families struggle to procure water to power their lives

Water in Arizona has been a major socio-political issue for years as authorities and communities understand the reality that Lake Mead is drying up

By Sophie Mann For Dailymail.Com

Published: 13:25 EST, 16 January 2023 | Updated: 16:02 EST, 16 January 2023

Residents in the Rio Verde Foothills of Scottsdale, Arizona, are going to extreme and uncomfortable measures to procure water as they count the days until the supply runs out.

The city officially stopped transporting water to the unincorporated neighboring area on the first day of the new year.

Scottsdale has blamed the ongoing drought for its decision to shut off tap water for its neighbors. The city says it can no longer afford to sell water to its neighbors and must concentrate instead on conserving water for its own residences.

That critical decision has left between 500 and 700 homes - roughly 1,000 people, many of whom operate businesses and send their children to school within Scottsdale city limits - without a dependable source of water.

Residents of the area's many half-million dollar McMansions, stucco homes, and ranches are desperately searching for a solution to the very serious problem.

Homeowners say they are counting down the days until their water supplies run out.

'It's dire,' said Cody Reim, who says his monthly water bill will now skyrocket to about $1,000 a month. 'We need water now, we can't wait a week, and we can't wait a day. This shouldn't have happened; we shouldn't be ten days without water.'

Reim, a father of four young children, organized the protest. He said sitting around and waiting was an impossibility for him.

Water-based financial turmoil has jeopardized the living situations of young families and retirees alike. An average family's water bill in the area has jumped to $660 from $220 per month. And though water trucks can be filled and refilled for now, it is unclear how long the current backup sources will last.

According to Sarah porter, the director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University, what is happening in Rio Verde right now should act as a cautionary tale for other unincorporated areas that rely on water from the Colorado River, which supplies about 35 percent of Arizona's water.

'We can't just protect every single person who buys a parcel and build a home. There isn't enough money or water,' she told the New York Times.

She added that several other unincorporated areas in Arizona rely on water from nearby larger cities including Prescott and Flagstaff and that those systems too are tenuous, given the ongoing reality of the drought.

Even the current storming in California will not save the area, which is experiencing the profound impact of a 20-year drought that has all but emptied Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US.

Before the cutoff, houses that did not have their own wells would have water delivered every few weeks by truck.

The trucks filled up with water from Scottsdale at a pipe about 15 minutes away from the Rio Verde Foothills and then deliver the water directly to residents' doors. Buried beneath their front yards, families have 5,000-gallon storage tanks, which is enough water to last an average family a month.

When tanks ran low, residents called the water haulers for a refill.

The arrangement was never more solid than that, but home occupants told the Times the water always arrived on time and that they had come to believe the system was reliable.

Now those water trucks have to search elsewhere for the refills.

Last week, a group of Rio Verde Foothills residents sued Scottsdale in an effort to get their water restored. They are arguing that the city is violating Arizona law by cutting off utility services to customers beyond their borders.

Scottsdale did not respond to the suit.

Protestors with signs gathered in front of Scottsdale City Hall as Mayor David Ortega welcomed new and returning councilmembers to the chamber.

Rio Verde residents grouped together told local outlets that they are on the brink of running dry.

'We have about five to seven days of water left,' Wendy Walk told News 12.

'My community is beautiful; it's the most special place in Arizona. And if it doesn't have water, almost a thousand homes, it's going to die. I just hope our neighbors in Scottsdale see this and want to help,' said Reim.

'I believe this is a righteous cause,' he said. 

[ :: 3-11-15 pm service (third word)  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc darkness is only going to continue to grow darker, the turmoil and the disaster in the world is only going to continue to get worse and every week you see how my word is being fulfilled even more so, saith the Lord. etc

:: 1-16-23 eurasian Times :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

‘Buy Back’ Cheetahs! German MP Wants To Recall Gepard Anti-Aircraft Guns From Qatar & Divert Them To Ukraine

By Sakshi Tiwari - January 16, 2023

As Russia continues to rain hell on Ukrainian cities with its high-explosive bombs and missile & drone strikes, there are calls in Germany to send more Gepard or Cheetah anti-aircraft self-propelled guns to Kyiv to bolster its defense.

In a recent communication, German MP Roderich Kizewetter proposed “buying back” the 15 Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SZU) that were earlier sold to Qatar and redirecting it to Ukraine instead. Kieswetter is the former Bundeswehr general staff officer and politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

The Qatari Cheetah tanks are currently not needed there and are in operational condition, so I would find a buyback very good. We should do everything that can contribute to Ukraine’s victory,” Kiesewetter told the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The Bundeswehr has already shipped 30 Cheetah systems to Ukraine. Criticizing the ammunition sent for this system to Kyiv, Kiesewetter said, “The Cheetah has proven itself in action and was often used very efficiently at the beginning to combat ground targets.”

The statement comes at a time when the Russians have launched a renewed missile attack on the east of Ukraine. On January 14, Moscow’s Tu-22M 3 bombers launched five Kh-22 missiles and struck a residential building at Dnipro, killing several people.

It has also been announced that Germany will deliver Ukraine 300,000 ammunition for Gepard SPAAG by the middle of next year. The production of the first batch of ammunition should be completed in June or July.

In December, a German government website stated that the country was preparing to deliver seven Gepard tanks to Ukraine, over and above the 30 air-defense tanks already being used to fight the Russians.

At the time, German publication Spiegel had reported that the seven Gepard tanks, initially destined for the scrap heap, were being repaired by Munich-based arms manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and are expected to arrive in Ukraine in the spring of 2023.

The government had not provided an estimated delivery date for the tanks, which it claimed were pulled from manufacturer inventories. Notably, these deliveries sometimes depend on continuing maintenance or production, which may cause delays.

Supply of ammunition for the Gepard has proven problematic as Switzerland, which has stocks of ammunition, refused to supply it due to its neutrality. Subsequently, the defense ministry said that the government was in discussions with several producers about trying to acquire more ammunition and may potentially reach a point where Switzerland was no longer required.

Given the difficulties in procurement, it may be significant to note that Kiesewetter’s proposal to buy back the Gepards from Qatar could have been influenced by it. He said, “This makes it all the more important that Germany not only asks for more Cheetahs in Qatar but above all for ammunition,” asserting that the tanks would bring nothing for Ukraine without ammunition.

German Cheetah’s Roaring In Ukraine

Ukraine has employed the Gepard to shoot down everything from Russian cruise missiles to Iranian-made Shahed suicide drones.

In front-line brigade air-defense battalions, a Gepard and an Osa can be seen in a video that surfaced online in September. The 18-ton wheeled Osa can fire missiles up to nine miles afar and eight miles high using electro-optical and radar guidance. The Osa can first neutralize airborne threats at a relatively long distance, and the Gepard can kill any lingering threats.

The Gepard can launch streams of 35-millimeter rounds three miles afar when outfitted with its radar. The two vehicles might complement one another, said experts.

The anti-aircraft weapon has undergone numerous electronic improvements over the years. The Gepard has a two-person turret with two 35mm Oerlikon Contraves KDA cannons and is built on the tracked Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) chassis.

The Gepard was also delivered to the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, Brazil, Chile, Jordan, Romania, and Qatar are among the countries that still use self-propelled anti-aircraft guns.

The Gepard is equipped with independent search and tracking radars, with the former located at the front and back of the turret and the latter at the back and front. The radars enable search while moving, 360-degree scanning, target monitoring, clutter suppression, and mono-pulse tracking while also working in 360-degree scanning mode.

Twin Oerlikon KDA, 35mm cannons, are placed on the Gepard and are controlled by a two-person electric power system. The weapons have a belt feed that operates automatically. The barrel is 90 calibers in length (3,150mm).

The two barrels fire at a pace of 1,100 rounds per minute. Twenty rounds of anti-ground target ammunition and 320 rounds of anti-air ammunition are included with each 35mm cannon. Further, the muzzle velocity of the FAPDS rounds is greater than 1,400 meters per second. Eight smoke dischargers are located on either side of the turret of the Gepard.

The system has been described as “very successful” by the RUSI assessment against the tiny, sluggish, and low-flying Shahed-136 drones that Russia has been using quite frequently since mid-September. As the missile and drone strikes intensify in months, Ukraine would do well with additional Gepards and other cutting-edge air defense systems.

Contact the author at sakshi.tiwari9555 (at)

Follow EurAsian Times on Google News 

:: 1--23 Steve Kirsch's newsletter :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

The FAA has very quietly tacitly admitted that the EKGs of pilots are no longer normal. We should be concerned. Very concerned.

After the vaccine rolled out, the FAA secretly widened the EKG parameter range for pilots so they wouldn't be grounded. It looks like the vax gave at least 50M Americans heart damage.

Steve Kirsch 9 hr ago

In the October 2022 version of the FAA Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners, the FAA quietly widened the EKG parameters beyond the normal range (from a PR max of .2 to unlimited). And they didn’t widen the range by a little. They widened it by a lot. It was done after the vaccine rollout.

This is extraordinary. They did it hoping nobody would notice. It worked for a while. Nobody caught it.

But you can’t hide these things for long.

This is a tacit admission from the US government that the COVID vaccine has damaged the hearts of our pilots. Not just a few pilots. A lot of pilots and a lot of damage.

The cardiac harm of course is not limited to pilots.

My best guess right now is that over 50M Americans sustained some amount of heart damage from the shot.

That’s a lot of people who will be very upset when they realize the vaccine they took to reduce their chance of dying from COVID actually worked in reverse making it:

More likely that people will get COVID

Be hospitalized from COVID and other diseases

Die from COVID (and other diseases)

You also have an excellent chance of getting a lifetime of heart damage for no extra charge.

But don’t worry; you can’t sue them. They fixed the law so none of them aren’t liable (the doctors, the drug companies, the government). After all, you took the vaccine of your own free will. It’s not like you were forced (or coerced) to take it or anything like that! And there were plenty of people warning you not to take the shots (even though they censored most of them).

In this article, I will explain the evidence and thinking behind all my claims.

As I learn more, I will refine the estimate.


On October 24, 2022, the FAA quietly, without any announcement at all, widened the EKG requirements necessary for pilots to be able to fly.

The PR (a measure of heart function) used to be in the range of .12 to .2.

It is now: .12 to .3 and potentially even higher.

This is a very wide range; it accommodates people who have cardiac injury. Cardiologist Thomas Levy is appalled at this change:

Why did they make the change?

Why would they do that?

I’ll take an educated guess as to why they did that. I believe it is because they knew if they kept the original range, too many pilots would have to be grounded. That would be extremely problematic; commercial aviation in the US would be severely disrupted.

And why did they do that quietly without notifying the public or the mainstream media?

I’m pretty sure they won’t tell me, so I’ll speculate: it’s because they didn’t want anyone to know.

In other words, the COVID vaccine has seriously injured a lot of pilots and the FAA knows it and said nothing because that would tip off the country that the vaccines are unsafe. And you aren’t allowed to do that.

Why we sure it was the vaccine that did it

There are several clues that are consistent with “it was the vaccine and not COVID”:

They were quiet about it. If it was COVID, you can be public. But the vaccine is supposed to be safe.

The timing. October 2022 is late for COVID. If it was due to COVID, it would have happened well before now. They can make changes every month.

The vaccine creates far more injury to the heart than COVID (which creates NO added risk per this large-scale Israeli study of 196,992 unvaccinated adults after Covid infection).

Anecdotally, cardiologists only started to notice the damage post-vaccine.

All the sudden deaths started post-vaccine.

The data supporting my 20% damage estimate

I know from a study of 177 people in Puerto Rico (97% of whom were vaccinated) ages 8 to 84, that 70% of those people, when screened for cardiac injury using an FDA-approved testing device (from Heart Care Corp), exhibited objective signs of cardiac injury.

There was a study done on pilots. It will be published in The Epoch Times later this week. That indicated heart damage in over 20% of pilots screened (The Epoch Times will release the exact number).

The Thailand study showed nearly 30% of kids were injured. But kids are indestructible so a 30% injury rate in kids translates into a higher rate for adults.

VAERS shows that cardiac damage happens at all ages, not just the young:

Bottom line: The most logical conclusion is that the FAA knows the hearts of our nations pilots have been injured by the COVID vaccine that they were coerced into taking, the number of pilots affected is huge, the cardiac damage is extensive, and passenger safety is being compromised by the lowering of the standards to enable pilots to fly.

The right thing would be for the FAA to come clean and admit to the American public that the COVID vaccine has injured 20% or more of the pilots (based on their limited EKG screening), but I doubt that they will ever do that.

The change: from 200 msec to 300 msec and beyond

The changes were made on October 24, 2022 to the GUIDE FOR AVIATION MEDICAL EXAMINERS.

Here is the change log where you can see the change listed (see page 4):

Here is what the policy was before the change. It was just one row:

Here are what it looks like as of Oct 24, 2022 (click the image to see the context):

So it’s now two rows, one for less than 300 ms (it used to be 200 ms), and a second row to handle 300 ms or more.

For more information about the change, see Myocarditis: Once Rare, Now Common.

The Thailand study

In the US, we are not allowed to do lab tests on people before and after the vaccine.

The reason for that is simple: it would make it crystal clear that the vaccines are unsafe. That is why there are no before/after studies in the US. There never will be.

Why? Because that is how science works in America today: it’s unethical to design a study that might expose that the COVID vaccines that they forced us to take cause harm.

Think I’m kidding about how they game the trials? Get yourself a copy of Turtles All the Way Down and just read the first chapter. It’s eye opening.

Even though we can’t do a before/after study in the US, they did such a study in Thailand on 301 kids. They found that 29.24% of the participants developed cardiac injuries within days after they got the second shot:

But here’s the most important part about that study that nobody points out:

None of the tests that were done in the Thailand study included doing a cardiac MRI with contrast on all the participants since that would be expensive and invasive. That test is the gold-standard for cardiac injury.

In other words, the 29% rate of injury was a lower bound of injury.

If you did a cardiac MRI on all those kids, you are going to find stuff that you will not find using the cheap and easy tests. Maybe a lot of stuff.


I believe that the actual rate of heart injury from these vaccines will be found to be well over the 29.7% rate of heart damage in the Thailand study.

At a more conservative 20% injury rate, we are looking at 50M Americans with heart damage caused by the jab.

As more studies are done, it’s going to be crystal clear why so many people are dying suddenly, especially kids. It’s also going to explain why nursing homes have lost up to 33% of their residents in 12 months where before they were losing only 1 or 2% a year. It’s going to explain why I was unable to find even a single nursing home where the all-cause mortality dropped after the vaccines rolled out. And it’s going to explain why none of the nursing homes wanted to talk to me about what happened to people after the shots rolled out.

Confidence in the CDC and the medical community should hit rock bottom after it is revealed how extensive the damage caused by these vaccines is.

The fact that the Thailand study was published in a peer-reviewed journal, that they only did the easy-to-do assessments (which only found a portion of the damage), and the FAA quietly changed their EKG guidance should at least open your mind to the possibility that I might be right.

This narrative is going to start falling apart at an accelerated rate.

Stay tuned. The best is yet to come. And it’s going to be epic. 

:: 1-17-23 Liberty Nation News :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Montana Wants to Pump the Brakes on California’s Great Migration

Big Sky Country doesn’t feel so big these days.

By: Sarah Cowgill January 17, 2023 - 6:47 am Articles, Opinion, Social Issues

| Opinion News Article

Either Taylor Sheridan’s epic Yellowstone franchise is enticing folks to leave California for Montana in droves, or people are simply done with the political antics of the Golden State. Either way, Californians are abandoning the mess of a state – a mess of their own making – and heading to Big Sky Country, and the natives aren’t happy about it.

Hitting the Zoom Trail

Unlike the arduous journey of the Oregon Trail, the Zoom Trail a clever name for the new route opened by remote work and COVID-induced restlessness – just requires a plane ticket, bus ticket, or a vehicle, and enough cash or credit to relocate. That’s the path to prosperity, at least for Kevin Frazier, a recent graduate of US Berkely School of Law. For Frazier, the decision came down to accepting a lucrative position in San Francisco and living in a gift box-sized $4,000 a month rental, or heading to Montana for a great job, better economy, and room to grow. It was an easy decision for Frazier and his fiancé.

As Kevin wrote in an opinion piece for the San Francisco Chronicle:

The Zoom Trail, like the Oregon Trail before it, promises something at the heart of the American Dream: a belief that a better future exists for you, your family, and your community. For many, big cities have lost their luster because the problems they face and the solutions they propose land somewhere on the spectrum between foolish and futile.”

But Frazier isn’t the first to see the light and navigate the Zoom Trail of remote work. Unfortunately for both California and Montana, he won’t be the last, either.

Saddle Up and Head North

California had struggled to keep people happy for a while, and by the time COVID-19 appeared and prompted the state to impose harsh restrictions on travel and commerce, the last vestiges of a middle class began to pack up and head out. By the end of September 2021, exits from the state were up 12% compared to March 2020. And by the third quarter of 2021, moving into the state was down 17% overall, according to California Policy Lab. In 2021, “Montana had the highest net inflow per capita, with 73% of moves inbound and just 23% outbound,” according to a national real estate blog.

The departure from the Golden State has given rise to several handy tools. is one such business model that offers a positive view of every state with a better quality of life. Sign up, and a real estate agent will guide you on the next journey to Nirvana. On the Montana page, they tout wide open spaces, far cheaper housing, and hints of when to begin the process: Don’t move in winter, have a place to live, and be prepared for lack of diversity in local restaurants. There may only be one Vietnamese joint in the whole state, so choose wisely.

Montana Is Full

Montanans, however, aren’t enjoying the exodus quite so much. Housing prices have skyrocketed along with property tax, forcing some native residents to move to Wyoming, Idaho, and – gasp – even the Midwest. In fact, loaded with items of deterrence, the Lincoln County board of supervisors issued an updated “code of the west” for seekers. For those city folks unfamiliar with the original code, it is a real thing. Zane Grey, the famous writer of western life, first put such a notion in print to describe what’s expected. The supervisors have updated the code of conduct first experienced during the great expansion west and have modified the rules to fit today’s societal expectations:

“The values of integrity and self-reliance guided their decisions, actions, and interactions. In keeping with that spirit, we offer this information to help citizens of Lincoln County who wish to follow in the footsteps of those rugged individualists by living outside city and town limits. It is important for you to know that life in the country is different from life in town. County governments are not able to provide the same level of service that city governments provide.

In other words, don’t expect anyone to plow your road after a heavy snowfall or care if you did not stock the liquor cabinet after watching the Weather Channel and knowing the state would get hammered. And the angst over new people goes further than simple irritation. Two former mayors of Bozeman, Steve Kirchhoff and Jeff Krauss, are calling for a building moratorium to stop the insurgence, which is creating issues for wildlife and causing housing prices to force residents out. In an op-ed piece for a local daily, they asked: “Let’s say we could wake up tomorrow to 1,000 new units of all kinds of housing. Do you think the average housing price would decrease?”

It was hypothetical, and the answer was succinct:

[T]hey would be snatched up by the same people who are snatching them up today: 20 percent would go to wealthy people from Bozeman who can afford to move up or invest; fifty percent would go to wealthy newcomers; and the remaining thirty percent would go to out-of-state investors.”

Life in Montana is heavenly for those who wish to escape living on top of one another and who love the four seasons and the great outdoors. Independent thinking is prized in Big Sky Country: Californians – the urban ones, at least – tend to have more of a herd mentality, and that will not fly with the locals. And for anyone relocating from the Golden State to any other US state, bringing your city ways and liberal politics will give Montana and everyone else a rash. And, please, remember the “code” applies to those on the Zoom Trail as well. 

[ :: 8-17-14 pm service (third word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::]

etc. you see all the things that are going on in the world, you see the darkness, you see the troubles, etc.

:: 1-16-23 q Captain :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

South African Navy Set To Welcome China And Russia


Total Views: 10376 January 16, 2023

By Antony Sguazzin (Bloomberg) –South Africa will next month go ahead with naval exercises off its eastern coast with Russian and Chinese warships in a decision that could further strain its relationship with some of its biggest trading partners.

Operation Mosi, which means smoke, will take place from Feb. 17 to Feb. 26. South Africa’s reluctance to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its decision to allow sanctioned Russian vessels to dock at its ports have already ramped up tensions with the US, UK and European Union who are backing Ukraine in the conflict. The country’s biggest opposition party questioned the wisdom of going ahead with the exercises.

This gives the impression of not being neutral but being biased to one side. Clearly it can alienate us from other important trade partners, the west,” said Kobus Marais, the shadow defense minister for the Democratic Alliance. “This is in the best interests of Russia,” Marais said, calling it “another bad judgment, an embarrassment.”

While the exercise follows a similar event in 2019, it comes about a year after Russia invaded Ukraine, an event that brought into the open South Africa’s close ties with Russia due to historical support for the African country’s liberation struggle and their joint membership of the BRICS group of nations.

The US, Germany, Japan and the UK are leading trading partners for South Africa, while Russia isn’t in the top 15. Spokespeople from South Africa’s defense ministry and navy didn’t answer calls made to their phones or immediately reply to emails. 

:: 1-16-23 World Net Daily :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Look who leads the world in children changing their sex

'We are dealing with what may be the biggest medical and ethical scandal of modern times'

Peter LaBarbera By Peter LaBarbera

Published January 16, 2023 at 7:46pm

The United States is the most permissive country in the world in allowing children to pursue extreme transgender "transitions" such as puberty blockers and "surgeries" removing young women's healthy breasts, a new report by the group Do No Harm reveals.

"The different approaches between the United States and Western and Northern Europe lead to a concerning reality: In the U.S., much younger patients are eligible for invasive surgeries and/or potentially irreversible and medically harmful dispensation of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones," the report, "Reassigned," states.

This is because "extreme gender ideology drives the United States to provide transgender medical care to younger children, while Europe goes a safer and more scientific route," the report states.

The U.S. also leads European countries in allowing youth to pursue legal gender "transitions," such as changing their designated sex on official government documents, according to the report.

Do No Harm describes itself as a "diverse group of physicians, healthcare professionals, medical students, patients, and policymakers united by a moral mission: Protect healthcare from a radical, divisive, and discriminatory ideology. We believe in making healthcare better for all – not undermining it in pursuit of a political agenda."

"Reassigned" compares the U.S. to European countries using nine "transgender"-related criteria:

Legal requirements to change gender

Minimum age to change gender in civil registry

[Allowing] legal gender other than male or female

Notable requirements for medical transition

Minimum age for puberty blockers

Minimum age for cross-sex hormones

Minimum age for sex-reassignment surgery

Number of youth gender clinics

Notable changes in protocols for treating minors

Fox News reports in covering the DNH report: "Laws vary in the U.S. by state, but overall, [compared to European nations] transgender youth in America have greater access to gender clinics, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgeries, in some cases without parental consent."

"Puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are routinely prescribed to minors in the U.S., and many patients experiencing gender dysphoria have undergone double mastectomies as minors to present as male," WND reported last year with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Dr. William Malone, a board-certified endocrinologist, told Fox News big money drives the current contagion of extreme (often irreversible) trans operations and hormone therapies performed on vulnerable youth.

"We are dealing with what may be the biggest medical and ethical scandal of modern times," Malone said. "Transgender medicine is big business, and youth who are transitioning today will be medical patients for life, for the next 60-plus years. Mental health among youth is at an all-time low, making them particularly vulnerable to solutions that suggest an ‘easy fix.’"

He said the pro-LGBT political environment – what many call the "woke" agenda – keeps many doctors from critiquing "gender transitions" because they fear backlash from powerful groups like AAP and politicians catering to pro-transgender activists. In the U.S., the Democratic Party is the party of transgenderism, with President Biden and his appointees escalating their rhetoric in support of trans activist policies, including medical youth "transitions." In December, Biden even likened opposing transgender surgeries to anti-Semitism.

"The Biden administration has promoted puberty blocker and cross-gender hormone treatment drugs for transgender children even as it spent roughly $17 million on studies to analyze the dangers and uncertainties of the drugs from 2021 to 2022 through the National Institutes of Health. These dangers include the possibility of increased cardiovascular risks, weakened ability to fight sexually transmitted infections and infertility," Fox reports.

The Do No Harm report highlights the role of the influential American Academy of Pediatrics, or AAP, in driving America's "gender affirmative" approach, which "remains standard across most of the United States," and which caters to LGBT activist groups:

The American approach to transgender medical treatment for children is known as “gender affirmation,” which assumes that gender incongruence can manifest as early as age four and that questioning a minor’s gender self-definition is harmful and unethical. The [AAP] has embraced an affirm-only/affirm-early policy since 2018, and most states abide by its guidance despite withering medical and scientific criticism.

The report states that, with some exceptions such as Florida, liberally pro-gender-transition medical procedures continue in the U.S., while "several countries, including the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Finland, have explicitly abandoned it in recent years in part due to fear that medical intervention has become overprescribed (studies show that only 12 percent to 27 percent of cases of childhood gender dysphoria persist into adulthood)."

It notes that in a "sharp departure" from America's "gender affirmation" model, "these countries now discourage automatic deference to a child’s self-declarations on the grounds that the risks outweigh the benefits, while also calling for months-long psychotherapy sessions to address co-occurring mental health problems."

Walt Heyer, a man who went through the full transsexual "sex change" regimen before rejecting his "trans woman" identity and returning to live again normally as a man, was not surprised by the DNH findings. Heyer told WND that he expects the tide will shift in the United States when "detransitioners" – men and women like him who return to live as their God-given sex – have their influence on the political and cultural environment.

"What's happening is they are doing so many people [doctor-supervised 'gender transitions' through extreme surgeries and hormone therapy] that we're going to have an onslaught of detransitioners that will change the whole dynamic," said Heyer, founder of the Sex Change Regret website. "They got slap-happy and did too many people. Now it's going to come back to haunt them."

Here is a portion of the comparison of the United States to Sweden, which recently reversed its approach to trans "gender transition" medical procedures performed on youth (emphasis added):

Sweden: "Requires diagnosis of gender dysphoria (DSM-5) and treatment from an interdisciplinary medical team. The key prerequisite for hormonal treatment of youth is the prepubertal onset of gender dysphoria that is long-lasting (a 5-year minimum is mentioned), persists into adolescence, and causes clear suffering."

United States: Diagnosis of dysphoria is required for insurance purposes, but an individual paying out of pocket could medically transition without such a diagnosis. A diagnosis is typically, though not exclusively, made by a psychologist or psychiatrist. Testosterone is a controlled substance, so depending on state law there are restrictions on which practitioners can prescribe it. Clinics that use WPATH [the pro-trans-activist World Professional Association for Transgender Health] guidance impose few or no other limitations to receiving hormonal or physical treatment. ... Prescribing gender affirming hormones is well within the scope of a range of medical providers, including primary care physicians, obstetricians-gynecologists, and endocrinologists, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants. Depending on the practice setting and jurisdiction, other providers with prescriptive rights (naturopathic providers, nurse midwives) may also be appropriate to prescribe and manage this care."

Heyer, who lives every day with the bodily "harm" enabled by trans "gender change" ideology, puts a clarifying point on the debate, telling WND, "Nobody yet in world history has actually 'transitioned' from one biological sex to another, and it's never going to happen."

EDITOR'S NOTE: The "Climate Change Cult." The "Anti-Racism Cult." The "Cult of Wokeness." The "LGBTQ Cult" and its predatory offspring targeting America's children, the "Transgender Cult." The "Cult of Abortion." The "COVID Cult." The "Cult of Globalism." "TikTok Cults." Every month the list grows.

To right-thinking Americans attempting to make sense of a nation seemingly gone mad, it's becoming increasingly clear that the irrational, deranged – and often demonic – leftwing political and cultural movements currently capturing the minds of millions of Americans are nothing short of full-fledged cults.

Although the high priesthood of all these leftwing religious cults – i.e., university professors, academics and other Marxist ideologues and activistsmay be true believers, the people actually wielding REAL POWER do not believe any of it. To them, these leftwing cults conveniently serve to disguise and distract "the rabble" from what the leader class is REALLY up to, which is the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and glory for themselves, and a total transformation of America and the world.

All of this and much more is explored in a powerful, insightful and absolutely unique way in the latest issue of WND's acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled "HOLY WAR: Defeating the growing cult of leftism and its total war on Christianity." 

[ :: 11-13-16 am service  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

As you can clearly see the evil in the world is almost fifty-fifty, my word has shown you that before, so that should not be a surprise.  For I have said that two shall be standing in the field and one shall go and one shall remain, that is fifty-fifty, and it has got to that place, that also means that the end is very, very near.  So you will still have half of the world that desires to do evil and half of the world that desires to do good, but only about thirty percent are true Christians. etc.

:: 1-9-23 RT :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

9 Jan, 2023 18:07

HomeWorld News

US to host largest-ever Satanic gathering

The Salem-based Satanic Temple has announced its 2023 convention in nearby Boston

The Satanic Temple group has announced on social media that SatanCon 2023 will take place at the end of April in Boston, Massachusetts. Dubbed the “largest Satanic gathering in history,” this year’s convention will celebrate the Temple’s tenth anniversary.

Those who show up to the ‘Hexennacht in Boston’ on April 28, will have to wear “an N-95, KN-95, or disposable surgical mask,” according to the convention website. Other details, such as the exact venue in the “historic downtown,” the schedule of events, or names of speakers, have yet to be provided.

After holding the first-ever SatanCon last year in Arizona, The Satanic Temple (TST) is moving the event closer to its international headquarters in nearby Salem, known for its “witch trials” in the late 1600s. The Temple claims it has around 2,500 members in the Boston area.

The group insists it doesn’t actually believe in the devil, and its official mission is to “to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits.”

They have also declared abortion a fundamental religious right, and argued that any state laws restricting the practice are unfairly discriminating against their members. After coming into the national spotlight due to that advocacy in 2020, the actual Church of Satan denounced TST as “a political activist group who uses scandalous language to get press attention.”

The Temple is best known for filing lawsuits against local and state authorities, claiming infringement of religious freedoms when their demands to deliver satanic invocations or display satanic statues on public property are rejected. In July 2021, it petitioned Boston to fly a flag outside the city hall for “Satan Appreciation Week,” but was turned down. The city went on to change its flag policy in October that year.

Boston and the Massachusetts colony were originally founded by the Puritans, an austere Protestant sect that believed the Church of England was too similar to the Roman Catholic Church it had separated from. 

[ :: 7-2-17 Campmeeting 2017 afternoon service  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::]

You are going to see much more happening overseas now much more.  Russia, they have been poked in the eye so long they are ready to fight.  North Korea has been mocked for so long they are ready to fight.  They are not afraid of those ships that are out there; they were out there during the Korean War.  Oh, wake up, wake up, you need to turn to me and not to your own ways, for the old ways never did work etc    

[ :: 4-15-18 am service  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

Keep a very careful spiritual eye on Russia, that is right, I didn’t say North Korea, I said Russia, Russia.  Listen to the news and you will notice how she is building and building and testing and testing.  Soon she will strike.  

:: 1-10-23 Daily Mail :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Putin frigate carrying 'unstoppable' hypersonic Zircon missiles stages war games as it sails towards Britain

The Russian frigate, named Admiral Gorshkov, is armed with nuclear-capable Zircon missiles and is sailing towards Britain from the Norwegian Sea

Footage shows the vessel taking part in war games in stormy conditions

The warship will sail through the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean

By Will Stewart for MailOnline

Published: 03:59 EST, 10 January 2023 | Updated: 04:47 EST, 10 January 2023

A Russian frigate armed with 'unstoppable' hypersonic Zircon missiles is staging war games as it sails towards Britain.

Footage shows the warship Admiral Gorshkov, which is carrying one of the world's deadliest weapons, 'repelling a simulated enemy's air strikes' in stormy conditions in the Norwegian Sea - six days into the mission to challenge the West.

The vessel is armed with new Mach 9 nuclear-capable Zircon missiles, which travel at speeds of nearly 7,000mph, as well as Kalibr missiles.

The warship is sailing towards Britain and footage released today showed the vessel taking part in a military exercise. Video on Zvezda TV did not include the launch of any missiles during the drills.

'The purpose of the exercise was to test the operation of the air defence circuit, its systems, air and electronic lighting systems, anti-aircraft fire systems, tactical camouflage electronic warfare systems and air defence circuit control systems,' said the commentary.

The tasks were 'achieved', said the channel. 'The ship is ready to repel air attacks from different altitudes and directions.'

The Gorshkov, which is on its first deployment, set sail from Severomorsk last week and is set to pass Britain ahead of war games in the Mediterranean - but Moscow has yet to reveal the exact timings or route for the warship.

Putin as previously claimed the missiles have 'no equivalent in the world' and their arrival comes at a much-needed time for Russia after multiple setbacks in Ukraine, with nearly 3,000 troops lost already this year.

After setting sail on its first deployment last week, the vessel immediately fired a test launch of the nuclear-capable cutting-edge Zircon missiles into the Barents Sea, hitting a target 620 miles away in the White Sea, the Kremlin claimed.

Putin could hardly contain his joy announcing the news last week as he said: 'I am sure that such powerful weapons will make it possible to reliably protect Russia from potential external threats and will help ensure the national interests of our country.'

The president proudly said it was an 'important, if not momentous, event' as the vessel set sail in a task force from Severomorsk.

More than 10 months into the fighting, Russia has faced a series of humiliating setbacks on the ground in Ukraine.

The Russian military's high command has come in for particular criticism in recent days following a strike by Ukrainian forces over New Year in which Moscow said 89 of its soldiers died.

Putin said last week: 'The frigate Admiral Gorshkov is embarking on a long sea voyage. There is nothing unusual here: it is commonplace, but this time the ship is equipped with the latest hypersonic rocket system Zircon, which has no match.

'It is a hypersonic sea-based system - [and the vessel has other] latest-generation weapons…

'As I said, it has no equivalent in any country in the world.

'I am sure that such a powerful weapon will allow us to reliably protect Russia from potential external threats and help ensure our country's national interests.'

Putin insisted: 'I want to stress that we will continue to develop the combat capabilities of the armed forces and produce promising weapons. I would like to wish the ship's crew every success in their service for the good of the Motherland.'

He added: 'I am very glad. My congratulations. This is a very big, collective piece of work which ended up with a good result as expected. Begin your task.'

Moscow has previously boasted that the Gorshkov is 'the most dangerous enemy of surface ships in the world's oceans' now it is armed with the new hypersonic missile.

It is also carrying state-of-the-art Kalibr missiles - used against Ukraine - in its armoury.

The frigate's captain Igor Krokhmal has said previously: 'No one will see the missile launch or its flight.

'They will only see when the missile hits the target.

'A surface target, a coastal target. I don't think there will be anything to counter this in the next few years.' 

:: 1--23 The Gateway Pundit :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Members of the Arizona Legislature and the Arizona Freedom Caucus turned their backs on Katie Hobbs, walked out of her yearly State of the State address Monday, and slammed her in a new statement for the “election riddled with violations of Arizona law” and her embrace of “the left’s extreme, woke agenda.”

They also criticized her “preference to illegally legislate via executive order” and her “willingness to exploit the levers of power in our state.” State Senator Jake Hoffman said that Katie Hobbs’ far-left, woke agenda “elevates her actions to tyrannical.”

Hobbs was nowhere to be found after her speech, likely hiding from the media.

Hobbs was also nowhere to be found after she gave her inaugural address on Thursday. However, The Gateway Pundit correspondent Jordan Conradson had the opportunity to speak with incoming Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes after incoming Attorney General Kris Mayes ran away from questions. Fontes claimed that the 2022 Election in Maricopa County was “perfectly good” and that machines did not fail on Election Day — An obvious lie!

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. Many of the thousands of voters disenfranchised by this catastrophe were forced to vote provisionally.

Additionally, the recount in Pinal County found hundreds of new votes, heavily favoring Abe Hamadeh and likely other Republican candidates, whose races were not recounted.

Katie Hobbs, and likely Kris Mayes, knew about this discrepancy in Pinal County but withheld the information in court. The Gateway Pundit reported that Hobbs’ lawyers asked to delay the recount results from being presented before Abe’s lawsuit against her and Kris Mayes was dismissed. Abe said last Tuesday, “She had all the facts, she withheld this from the court, and she withheld this from me. So, we weren’t able to present any of this evidence.”

Today, Hobbs failed to acknowledge the concerns surrounding Arizona’s elections. Instead, she opened her first address as Governor by telling the lawmakers her door was closed to those “chasing conspiracy theories, pushing agendas for special interests attacking the rights of your fellow Arizonans, or seeking to further undermine our Democracy,” stating that it “will lead nowhere.”

“We’re seeing a new breed of Democratic Fascism take hold of the Governor’s Office,” said Arizona Freedom Caucus Chairman Senator Jake Hoffman.

The Gateway Pundit reported that Katie Hobbs gave her first State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol as lawsuits challenge Democrats’ narrow and highly questionable election wins.

There are still major questions about the 2022 election, and if they are not addressed, how will Arizona ever have another free and fair election?

Ross Trumble tweeted a photo of State Senator Anthony Kern and State Senator Justine Wadsack turning their backs to Hobbs for several minutes. 

Arizona State Rep. Rachel Jones tweeted that she left the address after less than five seconds because of Hobbs’ radical agenda and new executive orders that she has already signed. Jones also mentioned that lawsuits challenging this election are still moving through the courts. Hobbs appears to be pushing through her radical agenda before the courts can make a ruling.

It took 5 seconds for Katie Hobbs to begin legislating from the 9th floor, so I will not listen to her rhetoric for even 5 seconds. There are too many questions left unanswered, litigation still moving through the courts, and many concerns about the border, not pronouns.

This is why I immediately left the House Floor after the start of the State of the State. I promised to be the voice of the people, and I will never break that promise.

A handful of Republican lawmakers walked out of the House chamber during Gov. Katie Hobbs’ State of the State speech after she said she’d veto bills seeking to restrict abortion.

Earlier in the speech, two Republican state Senators stood with their backs to Hobbs.

Sens. Anthony Kern, R-Glendale, and Justine Wadsack, R-Tucson, stood for several minutes facing the back wall of the state House of Representatives as Hobbs addressed the joint meeting of the Arizona Legislature. At the same time, Rep. Rachel Jones, R-Tucson, tweeted that she left the ceremony as soon as Hobbs’ starting speaking.

“It took 5 seconds for Katie Hobbs to begin legislating from the 9th floor, so I will not listen to her rhetoric for even 5 seconds,” Jones tweeted “There are too many questions left unanswered, litigation still moving through the courts, and many concerns about the border, not pronouns.”

Rep. Joseph Chaplik tweeted,

The Arizona Freedom Caucus will never back down in the face of Katie Hobbs’ attempts to implement her fascist agenda in our state.” 

:: 1-10-23 PJ Media :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

The Morning Briefing: Eggs Are $8 but White House Wants You to Know Inflation Is Gone

By Stephen Kruiser 4:32 AM on January 10, 2023

Top O’ the Briefing

Happy Tuesday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Gunnar ignored naysayers and relentlessly pursued his dream of opening Peoria’s first kombucha bar and Tae Bo studio.

The Washington elites who — ahem — govern us grow more detached from reality every day. Our experiences here in real America are not their experiences, yet they continue to attempt to spin away, as if we don’t notice what’s actually happening.

Inflation in the United States began going through the roof practically the second that President LOLEightyonemillion was installed in the Oval Office. A couple of seconds after that, the Democrats and their flying monkeys in the mainstream media began lying about it. In my weekly “Worst of Times” column (which has been on hiatus since the election and will soon return), I’ve chronicled a lot of the “inflationsplaining” done by Paul Krugman in The New York Times. The laughable Nobel Laureate has been regaling the American public with macroeconomics lectures about why inflation isn’t really as bad as everyone says it is.

Meanwhile, we’re all out here going broke buying groceries that were once inexpensive staples.

Ron Klain is one of the primary drivers behind Joe Biden’s pudding brain, and he wants you to know that everything is fine. Matt has the story: Joe Biden’s chief of staff has put his foot in his mouth once again, this time effectively declaring victory in the war on inflation.

When inflation was at 40-year highs, there was no shortage of coverage. But now,” he tweeted, pointing to a report that inflation in the second half of 2022 decreased to 2% after climbing to a rate above 7%.

We’re supposed to be dancing in the streets because there has been a slight drop from precipitous highs. Why can’t we appreciate this bountiful relief?

Matt’s post provides some numbers for context:

According to data released by the U.S. Labor Department on Dec. 13, the annual inflation rate for the 12 months ending in November 2022 was 7.1%, down from 7.7% before.

The annual inflation rate was 7.0% in 2021 and 1.4% in 2020. The highest annual inflation rate under President Trump was 2.3%

Klain’s spin is akin to Keith Richards celebrating drying out because he only drank one bottle of Jack Daniels instead of two the previous night.

The real problem here is that we, the people, pay our elected officials and bureaucrats in Washington far too much money. Even the ones who don’t arrive with a lot of personal assets or wealth get comfy pretty quickly.

Ron Klain has probably never made a household budget and he’s most certainly not living paycheck to paycheck like many Americans. Joe Biden hasn’t been to a grocery store for anything other than an election photo op in at least 50 years.

The economic policies that drive this inflation have been created by people who don’t have to worry about money. It was politically expedient to give away “free” money, long-term consequences be damned. Ron Klain can try to comfort me with a slight shift in statistics, but that doesn’t help with the fact that the eggs I was paying $3.99 a dozen for just a couple of months ago are $6.29 today. The organic and cage-free eggs are over eight and ten dollars a dozen, respectively.    I eat a lot of eggs, by the way.

Or did, anyway. A once affordable dietary staple has been magically transformed into a luxury item thanks to the paste-eating idiot in the White House and his spendthrift cronies on Capitol Hill.

Give Ron Klain a couple hundred bucks and tell him that he has to feed himself and his wife on that for a month.

Maybe he won’t be so cheery about inflation then.

Please consider subscribing to the Morning Briefing here. It’s free and it helps keep me off the streets.

The Mailbag of Magnificence contributions can be sent to 

:: 1-9-23 All News Pipeline :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

China Owns A Shocking List Of 'American' Created Companies - Between Tens Of Billions In Farm Land And China-Bought Businesses In The U.S., We Have To Wonder Who Owns America?

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine January 9, 2023

In the past we have discussed how foreign nations and/or investors have been gobbling up American land, much of which has been farmland, and most Americans would be surprised to know that no less than 50 different countries own land in America.

From the Philippines to Saudi Arabia to China, some owning a few million of dollars worth with others owning billions and billions of dollars worth.

Readers can click this link and scroll through the countries, starting #50, going back to #1, to see the acreage and dollar amounts for each country.

While Canada is the biggest foreign owner of U.S. agricultural and timber land, and the Netherlands takes the second spot, the national security threat is China.

Via the Federalist in July 2022:

Buyers from the People’s Republic of China purchased $6.1 billion in real estate last year, the most of any foreign buyer. Many of these purchases over the past few years have been of farmland or ranchland near U.S. military bases.


What may be even more surprising is the amount of "American" companies that are no longer American.

Much has been written about companies outsourcing manufacturing to other countries like Mexico and China, but what is discussed less often is how many household names, created in America, are now owned by other countries, with a significant amount of them, like farmland, owned by China.

In researching this piece there were a number of random articles acknowledging businesses that were bought out by foreign entities, some highlighting 11 household brands, and others claiming 30.

The number is far higher than we have seen previously reported.

As with the agricultural lands, a number of businesses were bought by nations we consider allies, with a significant number now owned by china and other nations that post national security threats to America.

Owning these companies in and of itself isn't a threat, but knowing that consumers often want to "buy American," whether companies owned by the U.S. or where products are made in the U.S., to show support, we find it harder than most would believe to do so after seeing the list.

Some are believed to be owned by China, but in reality they are in partnership with Chinese companies, such as General Motors, so those I will be excluding as we are focusing on companies most Americans believe are U.S. owned, but in reality are 9owned by China.

ANP EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER: Due to heavy censorship by 'big tech' upon ANP articles, we're running an EMERGENCY fundraising drive. We also want to thank everybody who has donated to ANP over the years. With donations and ad revenue all that keep ANP online, if you're able, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this fight for America's future at this absolutely critical time in US history.

During a time of systematic, 'big tech' censorship and widespread institutional corruption, truth-seeking media and alternative views are crucial, and EVERY little bit helps more than you could know!)

Below is a list of American created companies owned by China now.


Dirt Devil: In 2003 Royal Appliance Mfg. Co. was sold to Techtronic Industries of Hong Kong, and the corporate legal name is now TTI Floor Care North America. TTI also owns Oreck, Hoover, Vax, and other vacuum cleaner brands. (Source)

TTI was founded in 1985 and listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 1990, TTI is included in the Hang Seng Index as one of their constituent stocks.

Ironman Triathlon: It was reported in 2015 that "Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd. ("Wanda"), one of the leading Chinese private conglomerates, has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the World Triathlon Corporation for $650 million. The acquisition by Wanda heralds yet another landmark investment in the sports sector following Infront Sports & Media and Atletico Madrid." (Source)

Legendary Entertainment Group: Dalian Wanda Group Buys Legendary Entertainment For $3.5 Billion, marking the first Chinese acquisition of a major U.S. film company. (Source): See corporate information above.

Starplex Cinemas: Bought by Dalian Wanda Group Corp Ltd in 2015. (Source)

Forbes Media: In 2014 it was reported that "Forbes Media sold to Integrated Whale Media Investments." Integrated Whale Media Investments (IWM) is based in Hong Kong and consists of a group of international investors. It is led by Integrated Asset Management (Asia) Ltd. (IAM).

Hong Kong-based IAM was founded by Tak Cheung Yam. It is an investment firm specializing in public and private equity investments, with expertise in technology, finance and telecommunications. (Source)

General Electric: In 2016 Haier put out a news release titled "Haier and General Electric Sign Final Agreement, Putting the Stamp on Haier’s Acquisition of GE Appliances." Haier Group of China and General Electric Company today announced the signing of closing documents putting the final stamp on Haier’s acquisition of GE Appliances from General Electric. The signing marks the beginning of GE Appliances being part of Qingdao Haier.

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel: New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel has been sold by Hilton Worldwide to Chinese firm Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95bn. (Source)

Strategic Hotels and Resorts: In 2016 it was reported: "China’s Anbang Insurance Group Buys Strategic Hotels & Resorts for $6.5B." (Source)

Motorola: In 2014 Lenovo Completes Acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google. (Source) Lenovo Group Limited, often shortened to Lenovo is a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in designing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, business solutions, and related services. (Source)

IBM (PC Division): Also owned by Lenovo. (Source) See corporate information above.

Spotify: In 2017 it was reported that Music streaming company Spotify and the music arm of China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd will buy minority stakes in each other’s businesses, the companies said in a statement. (Source)

Snapchat: Tencent acquires 10% stake in Snapchat owner Snap Inc in 2017.

Universal Music Group: Vivendi (France), the Tencent-led consortium acquired an additional 10% of UMG’s share capital. (Source) Inc: In 2013 it was reported that Raises $150M At $1B Valuation With New Investor Tencent. (Source)

Riot Games Inc: Fully acquired by Tencent Holdings Ltd in 2015 (Source)

Ingram Micro: In 2016 Ingram Micro announced the closing of the $6 billion acquisition by Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company, set in motion in February. Ingram Micro is officially a part of the HNA Group. (Source)

WeWork: In 2016 it was reported that China’s Legend Holdings embraces ‘shared economy’ with investment in WeWork. (Source)

January 9, 2023

China Owns A Shocking List Of 'American' Created Companies - Between Tens Of Billions In Farm Land And China-Bought Businesses In The U.S., We Have To Wonder Who Owns America?

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

In the past we have discussed how foreign nations and/or investors have been gobbling up American land, much of which has been farmland, and most Americans would be surprised to know that no less than 50 different countries own land in America.

From the Philippines to Saudi Arabia to China, some owning a few million of dollars worth with others owning billions and billions of dollars worth.

Readers can click this link and scroll through the countries, starting #50, going back to #1, to see the acreage and dollar amounts for each country.

While Canada is the biggest foreign owner of U.S. agricultural and timber land, and the Netherlands takes the second spot, the national security threat is China.

Via the Federalist in July 2022:

Buyers from the People’s Republic of China purchased $6.1 billion in real estate last year, the most of any foreign buyer. Many of these purchases over the past few years have been of farmland or ranchland near U.S. military bases.


What may be even more surprising is the amount of "American" companies that are no longer American.

Much has been written about companies outsourcing manufacturing to other countries like Mexico and China, but what is discussed less often is how many household names, created in America, are now owned by other countries, with a significant amount of them, like farmland, owned by China.

In researching this piece there were a number of random articles acknowledging businesses that were bought out by foreign entities, some highlighting 11 household brands, and others claiming 30.

The number is far higher than we have seen previously reported.

As with the agricultural lands, a number of businesses were bought by nations we consider allies, with a significant number now owned by china and other nations that post national security threats to America.

Owning these companies in and of itself isn't a threat, but knowing that consumers often want to "buy American," whether companies owned by the U.S. or where products are made in the U.S., to show support, we find it harder than most would believe to do so after seeing the list.

Some are believed to be owned by China, but in reality they are in partnership with Chinese companies, such as General Motors, so those I will be excluding as we are focusing on companies most Americans believe are U.S. owned, but in reality are 9owned by China.

ANP EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER: Due to heavy censorship by 'big tech' upon ANP articles, we're running an EMERGENCY fundraising drive. We also want to thank everybody who has donated to ANP over the years. With donations and ad revenue all that keep ANP online, if you're able, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this fight for America's future at this absolutely critical time in US history.

During a time of systematic, 'big tech' censorship and widespread institutional corruption, truth-seeking media and alternative views are crucial, and EVERY little bit helps more than you could know!)

Below is a list of American created companies owned by China now.


Dirt Devil: In 2003 Royal Appliance Mfg. Co. was sold to Techtronic Industries of Hong Kong, and the corporate legal name is now TTI Floor Care North America. TTI also owns Oreck, Hoover, Vax, and other vacuum cleaner brands. (Source)

TTI was founded in 1985 and listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 1990, TTI is included in the Hang Seng Index as one of their constituent stocks.

Ironman Triathlon: It was reported in 2015 that "Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd. ("Wanda"), one of the leading Chinese private conglomerates, has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the World Triathlon Corporation for $650 million. The acquisition by Wanda heralds yet another landmark investment in the sports sector following Infront Sports & Media and Atletico Madrid." (Source)

Legendary Entertainment Group: Dalian Wanda Group Buys Legendary Entertainment For $3.5 Billion, marking the first Chinese acquisition of a major U.S. film company. (Source): See corporate information above.

Starplex Cinemas: Bought by Dalian Wanda Group Corp Ltd in 2015. (Source)

Forbes Media: In 2014 it was reported that "Forbes Media sold to Integrated Whale Media Investments." Integrated Whale Media Investments (IWM) is based in Hong Kong and consists of a group of international investors. It is led by Integrated Asset Management (Asia) Ltd. (IAM).

Hong Kong-based IAM was founded by Tak Cheung Yam. It is an investment firm specializing in public and private equity investments, with expertise in technology, finance and telecommunications. (Source)

General Electric: In 2016 Haier put out a news release titled "Haier and General Electric Sign Final Agreement, Putting the Stamp on Haier’s Acquisition of GE Appliances." Haier Group of China and General Electric Company today announced the signing of closing documents putting the final stamp on Haier’s acquisition of GE Appliances from General Electric. The signing marks the beginning of GE Appliances being part of Qingdao Haier.

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel: New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel has been sold by Hilton Worldwide to Chinese firm Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95bn. (Source)

Strategic Hotels and Resorts: In 2016 it was reported: "China’s Anbang Insurance Group Buys Strategic Hotels & Resorts for $6.5B." (Source)

Motorola: In 2014 Lenovo Completes Acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google. (Source) Lenovo Group Limited, often shortened to Lenovo is a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in designing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, business solutions, and related services. (Source)

IBM (PC Division): Also owned by Lenovo. (Source) See corporate information above.

Spotify: In 2017 it was reported that Music streaming company Spotify and the music arm of China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd will buy minority stakes in each other’s businesses, the companies said in a statement. (Source)

Snapchat: Tencent acquires 10% stake in Snapchat owner Snap Inc in 2017.

Universal Music Group: Vivendi (France), the Tencent-led consortium acquired an additional 10% of UMG’s share capital. (Source) Inc: In 2013 it was reported that Raises $150M At $1B Valuation With New Investor Tencent. (Source)

Riot Games Inc: Fully acquired by Tencent Holdings Ltd in 2015 (Source)

Ingram Micro: In 2016 Ingram Micro announced the closing of the $6 billion acquisition by Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company, set in motion in February. Ingram Micro is officially a part of the HNA Group. (Source)

WeWork: In 2016 it was reported that China’s Legend Holdings embraces ‘shared economy’ with investment in WeWork. (Source)

Smithfield Foods: Known as America's largest pork producer, was founded in Virginia in 1936, and its pork products are ubiquitous in U.S. supermarkets, but the company was actually bought by WH Group, formerly known as Shuanghui International, for $4.7 billion in 2013. (Source)

Segway Inc: On April 1, 2015, Segway was acquired by Ninebot Inc., a Beijing -based transportation robotics startup that had raised $80M USD from Xiaomi and Sequoia Capital. (Source)

OmniVision Technologies Inc: In 2015 OmniVision had officially entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium composed of Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd., CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, and GoldStone Investment Co., Ltd. (Source)

Brookstone Inc: In June 2014, Brookstone was purchased by the Chinese investment firm, Sailing Capital, and Chinese conglomerate, Sanpower, for more than $173 million. The company emerged from bankruptcy in July 2014. (Source)

Dairy Farmers of America Inc: In 2013 Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group — China's second-largest dairy producer by revenue — has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Dairy Farmers of America Inc, news website reported. (Source)

The Cleveland Cavaliers: In 2009 the NYT reported Cavaliers Agree to Sell Stake to Chinese Investment Group. (Source)

Uber Technologies Inc: In 2014 Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc acquired a minority stake in the U.S. taxi-hailing service Uber Technologies. (Source ) In 2016 Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) has acquired a minority stake in the U.S. taxi-hailing service Uber Technologies. (Source)

Baby Trend Inc: In 2016 The Alpha Group Co. Ltd. has invested $94 million to acquire Baby Trend Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of juvenile products. The acquisition marks Alpha’s entry into the infant category in North America, catalyzing the global development plan for Alpha’s juvenile business. (Source)

Alpha Group is a Chinese multinational conglomerate with animation, toy, mass media asset and entertainment company headquartered created by Cai Dongqing in 1993. In 2016, it changed name from Alpha Animation (Source)

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: In 2012 "Concord Medical Acquired Ownership Interest in MD Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center." Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical," or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM), a leading specialty hospital management solution provider and operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which it will acquire 19.98% of indirect ownership of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center (MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center), achieved through acquiring a minority interest in the general partner and facility manager. (Source)

California Grapes International Inc: In 2011 China Food Services, Corp. (OTC: GDHI) and California Grapes International, Inc. announces that both companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement to springboard the new company to be China’s largest exclusive California Wine sales and distribution source. (Source)

Other companies, such Hasbro (Monopoly, G.I Joe, etc...), Barbie, Mattel, Craftsman tools, Schwinn, Rawlings, American Eagle Outfitters, just to name some, manufacture products in China.

Dozens of other so-called "American" companies are owned by different countries including, Germany, England, France and more.


The national security threat to America posed by China cannot be overstated. If they shut down the food plants they own, the farmland, our food supply would take a serious hit. If they stop manufacturing products for "American" companies, and shut down all businesses that were previously owned by America but are not owned by China, Americans would be hard pressed to find everyday household items.

Add in the land they have bought close to military facilities and we are looking at a nation, one that sides with many countries hostile to America, that could literally destroy us without a bullet or missile fired.

So, who really owns America? 

[ ::  12-31-18/1-1-19 New Years Eve service  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc hour is getting very close.  The earthquakes shall now get bigger, far bigger, far bigger, more powerful, the tornadoes and the hurricanes, oh you will see storms like the world has not seen, volcanoes like the world does not remember. Oh the things that are about to take place simply because it is my timing, etc

:: 1-10-23 Hindustan Times :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Strong 7.6-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

world news  Updated on Jan 10, 2023 01:41 AM IST

The epicentre of the quake was 427 kilometres (265 miles) south of the Indonesian island of Ambon at a depth of 95 kilometres, USGS said.

A strong 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit deep under the ocean off Indonesia and East Timor early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The epicentre of the quake was 427 kilometres (265 miles) south of the Indonesian island of Ambon at a depth of 95 kilometres, USGS said.

Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported some aftershocks at a magnitude of 5.5.

According to the agency, the tremor was felt on the islands of Timor, Maluku archipelago, and Papua. But there were no reports of damages or victims.

"I was in bed then I felt little shake. I woke up and found out that many of my friends felt it too," Hamdi, an Indonesian in Ambon said to AFP.

The Indonesian geophysics agency warned about a potential tsunami initially, and then lifted the warning.

The quake was felt as far as Darwin, capital of Australia's Northern Territory, where at least 1,000 people reported it to the Australian Geoscience agency.

"Sustained vigorous shaking here in #Darwin just now from what looks to be a pretty serious #earthquake to our north," user @OreboundImages tweeted.

Video posted by Twitter users in Darwin showed water in glasses and pitchers sloshing from side to side.

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide.

On November 21, a 5.6-magnitude quake hit the populous West Java province on the main island of Java, killing 602 people.

A major earthquake off Sumatra on December 26, 2004, set off an Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people as far away as Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.

That powerful 9.1-magnitude quake triggered 100-foot waves that hit the shore of Banda Aceh on Sumatra. 

[ :: 10-11-09 am service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::]

etc.. The world walks in confusion, there are those countries that desire their own monetary system to choke out others, and then there are those that desire a world monetary system, and the world monitory system will be the one that wins out, my word calls it the mark of the beast, etc..

[ :: 12-13-09 am service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc. China continues to build up her monetary system, putting pressure on the whole world to come to a worldly monetary system etc..

:: 1--23 RT :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

9 Jan, 2023 14:45

HomeBusiness News

China takes new measure to promote de-dollarization

Beijing extends hours for onshore yuan trading

The Chinese authorities have extended trading hours for the onshore yuan as part of the state goal to broaden cross-border use of the national currency and boost yuan trading activity, Bloomberg reports.

Starting January 1, trading hours for the onshore yuan have increased so that foreign-exchange transactions are now possible until 3am in Beijing instead of the 11:30pm cutoff that had been in place formerly. The step takes trading into the European evening and deeper into the US day.

The measure bolsters Beijing’s previous initiatives aimed at promoting the use of the Chinese national currency in transactions with major energy exporters and commodity supplies. Last month, President Xi Jinping confirmed that Beijing was ready to make energy purchases in yuan instead of the US dollar with the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

While opening up the markets has been on Beijing’s agenda for some time, growing tensions with Washington over a wide range of issues from Taiwan and Russia to semi-conductor technology and free trade have caused growing concerns over the potential use of the US dollar as an economic weapon against China.

The nation’s attempts to ditch the greenback in international trade have also intensified against the backdrop of the sweeping sanctions introduced by Western nations against Russia, one of the world’s major energy producers and exporters.

Beijing is trying hard to keep the yuan relevant as an international currency to counter recent geopolitical tensions and hostile sentiments, especially in the US,” Stephen Jen, the chief executive officer of London-based hedge fund Eurizon SLJ Capital, told Bloomberg.

The yuan rallied to the strongest level in four months after China announced the planned trading hour extension. The currency has advanced since November, as global investors bet on China’s economic recovery following the drop of its zero-Covid policy. 

:: 1-4-23     Natural News    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

German study finds that COVID-19 vaccines perpetuated the pandemic and caused immune system failure

Wednesday, January 04, 2023 by: JD Heyes        

 (Natural News) If our country had an honest and competent ‘mainstream’ media staffed with professionals who took to heart our founders’ intent of a free press to hold those in power to account, there would be an outcry for one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies to be held responsible for the damage it did to countless millions of people via faulty COVID-19 vaccines.

As reported by Conservative Review‘s Daniel Horowitz, “Tolerance is a good thing in most aspects of life. But when it comes to the immune system, artificially juicing up the body to create antibodies with long-term tolerance to a pathogen is a recipe for disaster.”

He noted further:

Amid thousands of papers on COVID and the vaccines, a new German paper published in Science Immunology should be the headline story this week. Although the subject matter is very dense, the implication of it is that the Pfizer shots (and possibly other mRNA spike protein shots) caused the immune system to misfire, thereby creating an endless feedback loop of viral immune escape, perpetuating the pandemic in the macro, and creating immune suppression for the individuals who received them.

He went on to write that it is “vexing” as to why, today, the virus remains with us, questioning the fact that whereas so many countries in the Pacific Rim did well against COVID in 2020 and 2021 but now have a much bigger problem in 2022 with a less virulent strain. He asks further why it appears as though this pandemic won’t end and so many people continue to contract it more than once.

“None of this is normal,” he wrote. “Wherever you turn, the most vaccinated countries are not only experiencing rampant side effects from the shots, but worse outcomes from COVID itself following their endless booster campaigns.”

Portugal is the most vaccinated nation in all of Europe (95% vax’d, 70% boosted) and yet just as many people are dying now as in 2021 and significantly more people than in 2020 (when no one was vax’d and no one had immunity and covid was more virulent). Safe and effective?” the Twitter account PLC noted, along with a graphic chart showing a historic spike in mortality in the country.

Horowitz notes further:

But even more telling than an epidemiological comparison of one nation to another is a comparison of outcomes within nations themselves between pre- and post-vaccination/booster campaign. Prior to the mass vaccination, two parts of the world largely escaped excess deaths from the virus: continental Africa and the Pacific Rim nations. Yet whereas Africa flatlined in terms of COVID deaths throughout 2021-2022, countries like Japan only experienced meaningful numbers of deaths after the mass vaccination program.

The chart, Horowitz pointed out, shows that Japan’s COVID death curves are progressively worse, and that the change only began after most citizens, and seniors, in particular, were boosted, despite the fact that the Omicron variant is far less pathogenic than previous strains. He also noted that Japan currently leads the world in cases of coronavirus per million people while adding that Australia is experiencing a similar phenomenon.

Contrast these two high-boost nations with Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and where few are vaccinated, Horowitz pointed out.

What’s going on? Horowitz cites the German study:

A group of German researchers tested for which specific antibody levels spike at what time. Specifically, they tested the Pfizer shot against the AstraZeneca shot and discovered something very concerning. Increasingly over time, and particularly with three doses of Pfizer, the immune response switched from the more neutralizing IgG1 and IgG3 antibodies to the non-neutralizing “tolerating” IgG4 antibodies:

High levels of neutralizing SARS-CoV-2-antibodies are an important component of vaccine-induced immunity. Shortly after the initial two mRNA vaccine doses, the IgG response mainly consists of the pro-inflammatory subclasses IgG1 and IgG3. Here, we report that several months after the second vaccination, SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies were increasingly composed of non-inflammatory IgG4, which were further boosted by a third mRNA vaccination and/or SARS-CoV-2 variant breakthrough infections. IgG4 antibodies among all spike-specific IgG antibodies rose on average from 0.04% shortly after the second vaccination to 19.27% late after the third vaccination. This induction of IgG4 antibodies was not observed after homologous or heterologous SARS-CoV-2 vaccination with adenoviral vectors [emphasis added].

This is important, he says, because — according to the study — “not only do these shots fail to produce the first line of defense antibodies known as IgA in the mucosal, something we knew from day one, but even the blood-based antibodies are increasingly the wrong type. This problem seems to get worse over time and with more doses of the shot, which correlates perfectly with numerous studies showing negative efficacy increasing over time, with more doses, and how the vaccinated take longer to clear the virus.”

This would certainly explain two things: Why vaccinated and boosted individuals continue to contract the virus more than once; and the presence of so-called “long COVID” symptoms.

Again, if we had a responsible press and not a gaggle of statist propagandists, this information would be leading the news cycle for weeks until someone, somewhere, was held accountable.

Sources include:

 :: 1-2-23   CovertAction Magazine      :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

U.S. Spreads Misery Across the Globe Imposing Sanctions on a Third of Humanity

By Jeremy Kuzmarov - January 2, 2023

…Yet There is Almost No Opposition or Outcry—Even When Sanctions are Increasingly Having a Boomerang Effect

The U.S. may try piously to defend sanctions as a ‘response to foreign tyranny,’ but they are really a pretext to steal foreign bank accounts and cripple commercial rivals of U.S. corporations. commercial rivals of U.S. corporations.

On November 14, the Biden administration announced yet another round of sanctions on Russia, targeting this time Russia’s military supply chains by imposing sanctions on 14 individuals and 28 entities that it said were part of a transnational network that procured technology to support Moscow in its invasion of Ukraine.

One of the companies blacklisted was Milandr, a Russian microelectronics company that Washington says is part of Moscow’s military research and development structure.

The sanctions additionally targeted several aviation-related companies and two individuals—Abbas Djuma and Tigran Khristoforovich Srabionov—who facilitated the Russian mercenary Wagner Group’s acquisition of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from Iran, which have been used in the Ukraine War.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that “the United States will continue to disrupt Russia’s military supply chains and impose high costs on President Putin’s enablers, as well as all those who support Russia’s brutality against its neighbor.”

According to, the U.S. has imposed 1,683 separate sanctions on Russia since the war with Ukraine broke out in February 2022, and 2,634 since February 2014, when the U.S. supported the Maidan coup overthrowing the democratically elected pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych. Canada has followed suit by imposing 1,418 sanctions on Russia since February 2022, and 1,872 since February 2014, while the UK has imposed 1,381 since February 2022, and 1,617 since February 2014.

The purpose behind the sanctions was outlined in a 2019 report issued by the RAND Corporation, the leading Pentagon think tank, entitled “Overextending and Unbalancing Russia,” which openly advocated for destabilizing and weakening Russia by undermining its economy.

The ultimate goal was to facilitate regime change and replace the nationalist Vladimir Putin with a puppet of the West like Boris Yeltsin.

Yeltsin rapidly privatized Russia’s economy in the 1990s and enabled Western corporate penetration of Russia while acquiescing to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) expansion toward Russia’s border—something Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov likened to a “Versailles for Russia.”

While the U.S. sanctions on Russia have caused hardship for Russians, Putin’s government has been effective in counteracting them by a) adopting import-substitution policies and subsidizing domestic Russian industry in order to reduce Russia’s dependence on exports; b) accelerating measures to forge a Eurasian Union resulting in expanded trade networks between Russia and its neighbors; and c) forging stronger trading ties with China which has expanded by 50% since 2014, by an additional 36% in 2021, and an additional 28% in 2022.

Other countries that are dependent on trade with Russia have adapted to the sanctions by opening new forms of currency exchange to carry out trade, contributing to an erosion of U.S. dollar supremacy—a bedrock of U.S. global economic supremacy.

President Joe Biden admitted on March 24 that the price of the sanctions was being borne increasingly by European countries facing food and energy shortages resulting from diminished trade capacity with Russia.

Sanctions were also causing supply chain disruptions that was one of the key factors driving crippling inflation, which was undermining Western economies, whereas the conservative Economist magazine had admitted that Russian had gotten back on its feet.

A Wrecking Ball in the Global Economy

A new anthology edited by CAM contributor Sara Flounders entitled Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball of the Global Economy (New York: World View Forum, 2022) shows the deleterious consequences of Washington’s sanctions, which have targeted 44 countries representing one-third of the global population.

Flounders wrote, in the introduction, that “U.S. government strategists are using sanctions as a wrecking ball to demolish the globalized economy. It is a desperate struggle to preserve their global hegemony and a unipolar world. The policy of consciously demolishing supply chains of essential products amounts to a reckless war on defenseless civilian populations. Sanctions disrupt trade worldwide and send shockwaves far beyond the countries directly impacted, [which is] well understood by financial planners.”

Sara Flounders [Source:]

Flounders and other contributors to the volume point out that sanctionsunilateral coercive economic measures that block financial transactions—are widely applied against countries like Russia under Putin that “resist” the U.S. imperial agenda.

They are a “tool to overthrow governments,” and often result in severe economic hardship by depriving populations of vital medicines and food and because of the seizure of government assets.

 In October 2018, Iran won a case against the U.S. in the UN International Court of Justice over U.S.-imposed sanctions but the U.S. refused to comply with the ruling.

Iran has had between $100 and $120 billion in assets frozen in foreign banks and lost a huge amount of oil revenue as a result of sanctions, which were first applied following the 1979 Iranian Revolution overthrowing the Shah, a U.S. client.

Sanctions on North Korea—Imperial Tools of Control

A country even more hard hit than Iran has been North Korea, which is one of the most sanctioned countries in the world, having been subject to sanctions since the Korean War.

According to Erica Jung, author of the chapter “Korea: DPRK: Surviving U.S./UN Sanctions and Military Threats,” “U.S. sanctions…serve as imperial tools of control, seeking to undermine the existence of a socialist state that poses a direct threat to its hegemonic power.”

In 2016, the Obama administration issued an executive order freezing any property belonging to the North Korean government’s Workers’ Party, which constitutes 6.5 million people, or one fourth of the North Korean population. It also prohibited exports from North Korea to the U.S.

North Korea has since been blocked from engaging in the U.S. financial system and any dollar-based transactions, with the country’s seafood, textile and agricultural industries being specially targeted.

 In 2018, 3,968 North Koreans died from preventable deaths due to severe malnutrition caused by a lack of access to Vitamin A. A shortage of medical equipment bred by sanctions further undermined North Korea’s ability to provide comprehensive health care for all its citizens.

North Korea’s ingenuity nevertheless has offset many negative consequences of U.S. and international sanctions.

Because of an intensive drive for scientific and high-yield farming, North Korea, for example, was able to produce 6.65 million tons of cereal in 2019, and has come to specialize in the production of vinalon, a synthetic fiber used to produce clothing and shoes.

Syria—A Fraudulent Pretext

In Syria, a cruel U.S. sanctions policy has compounded the humanitarian crisis bred by the country’s civil war—which was provoked and prolonged by the U.S. backing of jihadist rebels bent on overthrowing the secular nationalist regime of Bashar al-Assad.

In December 2019, Donald Trump signed into law the Caesar Act expanding sanctions. The Caesar Act was named after a Syrian government defector who presented to Congress 50,000 photos of Syrians who had allegedly been tortured to death by the Syrian government.

Careful scrutiny of the photos, however, found that they appeared to include the dead from both sides of the conflict, and were taken from the morgue of a hospital in the war zone, as Judy Bello points out in her essay “Deadly New Sanctions on Syria.”

Journalist Rick Sterling wrote:

“The photos and the deceased are real. But how they died and the circumstances are unclear. There is strong evidence some died in conflict. Others died in the hospital. Others died and their bodies were decomposing before they were picked up. The photographs seem to document a war time situation where many combatants and civilians are killed. It seems the military hospital was doing what it had always done: maintaining a photographic and documentary record of the deceased. Bodies were picked up by different military or intelligence branches. While some may have died in detention, the big majority probably died in the conflict zones. The accusation by ‘Caesar,’ the Carter Ruck Report and HRW that these are really victims of ‘death in detention’ or ‘death by torture’ or death in ‘government custody’ are almost certainly false.”

Based on this fraudulent pretext, the Caesar Act sanctions have completely isolated the Central Bank of Syria, while imposing secondary sanctions on any country or corporation that trades with Syria or even provides aid to Syria.

They attack Lebanese banks that supported Syrian trade, causing economic mayhem in that small and largely impoverished country.

Class Warfare and Socialist Resistance

Besides Syria, Iran and North Korea, one of the country’s worst hit by U.S. sanctions has been Venezuela, which was punished for electing socialist leaders (Hugo Chávez 1998-2013; Nicolás Maduro 2013-2022), who have used the country’s oil wealth to provide affordable housing, health care and education to its citizens and cut extreme poverty considerably.

With a drop in oil revenues from $42 billion in 2013 to just $4 billion in 2018, the Maduro government has been forced to cut funding for social programs while one third of the population has become food insecure. Between 2017 and 2018, 40,000 Venezuelans are estimated to have been killed by the sanctions—100,000 are estimated to have been killed in the last decade.

In an essay entitled “Class Warfare and Socialist Resistance in Latin America,” Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party nominee for Vice President in 2016, wrote that Venezuela was a target of sanctions along with Cuba and Nicaragua because they were all “trying to build independent, self-determining projects that center the material needs and interests of the people over those of capital.”

In November 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform Act (RENACER), which was intended to punish alleged acts of corruption and human rights violations by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, whom Biden claimed was “no different from the Somoza family that Ortega and the Sandinistas fought decades ago.”

Ortega had led the socialist Sandinista revolution against the Somoza dictatorship and Reagan-backed counter-revolutionaries (Contras) in the 1980s and was re-elected Nicaraguan President in numerous elections since 2007, affecting positive social advances since that time.

Baraka called the RENACER Act a “vicious piece of legislation meant to undermine the ability of the Nicaraguan government to protect the human rights of its people and to punish the people for having the temerity to support their government and their anti-colonial project.”


Biden followed it up by signing an executive order in October 2022 that made it all but illegal for Americans to do business with Nicaragua’s gold industry (gold was Nicaragua’s largest export in 2020).

Baraka writes that the U.S. government “wants to turn Nicaragua into Haiti; Cuba [which has been subjected to a near total economic embargo since 1962] into Honduras, and Venezuela, which is key for liberation movements in the region, into Libya.”

That is a failed state which was balkanized and destroyed by a combination of sanctions and U.S.-NATO military intervention and regime change.

The Big Heist

In an article entitled “U.S. Imposed Economic Sanctions: The Big Heist,” CAM contributor Lauren Smith details how economic sanctions are frequently adopted to justify and conceal outright theft—through asset freezes and seizures—at a rate only previously accomplished through invasion and occupation.

In 2019, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza—who was under sanctions himself—said sanctions imposed by the U.S. had left more than $3 billion of its assets frozen in the global financial system. The Bank of England blocked Venezuela’s attempt to retrieve $1.2 billion worth of gold, while the U.S. froze all assets of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) in the U.S.

Libya announced in 2015 that $67 billion in its assets had remained frozen since 2011 when the Muammar Qaddafi regime was overthrown. In 2018, Libya’s assets had decreased to $34 billion; a disappearance of $33 billion in foreign assets which appear to have been stolen.

According to Smith, the New York Federal Reserve—the bank that the U.S. government uses to administer 250 foreign government accounts—serves as the non-black market conduit for the transfer of wealth from targeted countries and entities into the coffers of select U.S. banks and hedge funds through the repo market[1], which functions as a trillion dollar a day credit machine.

In Afghanistan, after the humiliating U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover, the Biden administration blocked Afghanistan’s central bank from accessing roughly $7 billion in its foreign reserves held in the U.S., resulting in the virtual collapse of the country’s economy.

On February 28, 2022, the U.S. Treasury also froze Russia’s foreign currency assets—seizing $500 billion in Russian funds held in U.S. and other Western banks in another criminal theft.

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev wrote in the Russian Federation newspaper on December 25 that Western politicians were “seeking to seize Russian assets without charge or trial, or simply steal them” through the imposition of sanctions that were “undermining confidence throughout the world in themselves and their legal institutions,” and blocking the prospects for healthy diplomacy. “As with a thief, a swindler, a card sharper, from whom you can expect anything,” Medvedev emphasized.

The Horn of Africa

The politicized nature of U.S. sanctions was apparent in the Horn of Africa where the Biden administration imposed them on both Ethiopia and Eritrea, the “Cuba of Africa.”

A person smiling in front of a flag Description automatically generated with medium confidenceKatherine Tai [Source:]

In 2018, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia formed a regional alliance which is what the Biden administration took aim at. On January 1, 2022, Biden’s trade representative, Katherine Tai, imposed trade sanctions on Ethiopia by eliminating its eligibility for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which allowed for exports to the U.S. tariff-free.

A pending sanctions bill in Congress states that sanctions against Ethiopia will only be lifted after the government of Ethiopia ceases all military operations.

However, these operations have been directed at terrorist activities carried out by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which has for decades carried out massacres and atrocities, with U.S. backing, against Ethiopia’s Amhara people.

The TPLF has been portrayed by the Biden administration and its media echo chamber as victims and USAID Administrator Samantha Power warned of an impending genocide,[2] though the TPLF had ruled Ethiopia brutally as a U.S. client state from 1991 to 2018.

In 2006, when the Ethiopian Army, under TPLF command, invaded Somalia at U.S. behest and overthrew its government, there were no cries for sanctions, reflecting the political—rather than human rights—imperative underlying the sanctions policy.


That political imperative was seen also in Zimbabwe, which became a target for sanctions after its socialist leader, Robert Mugabe, enacted a land reform program that gave land back to the indigenous Black population from white settlers who had stolen it when Cecil Rhodes slaughtered the local population and Great Britain established the colonies of Northern and Southern Rhodesia.

The All African People’s Revolutionary Party called Mugabe’s land reform a “monumental step forward in the struggle against imperialism in Africa,” though afterwards Mugabe was branded in the West as a “tyrannical terrorist and anti-white autocrat.”

The Bush administration imposed sanctions under the 2001 Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZIDERA) which choked Zimbabwe’s economy, helping to provoke massive hyperinflation from 2007 to 2009 and again in 2020. Between 2017 and 2019, Zimbabweans nevertheless produced record corn and tobacco crops despite the sanctions.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has declared October 25 as a “Day of Solidarity to Lift Illegal Sanctions Imposed on Zimbabwe.” The sanctions are considered an abomination across the Sardic region, though have faced almost no opposition in the halls of Congress or outcry among the U.S. left.

China: Where the Uppity Communists Refused to Stay in Their Lane

Like with Russia, the U.S. sanctions imposed on China have a high risk of backfiring because of China’s importance to global supply chains and the interdependence of the U.S. and Chinese economies.

Carlos Martinez, in his chapter “Sanctions in the New Cold War on China,” argues that U.S. government leaders have imposed sanctions under the racist pretext that “the uppity Asian communists refused to stay in their lane…China was supposed to be the workshop, and the U.S. the technological leader.”

The U.S. has significantly imposed sanctions on the Chinese solar power industry under the debunked claims that it uses Uyghur forced labor.

The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has been another target of sanctions, which have impeded its ability to produce high-end smart phones because of restrictions on the import of semi-conductor chips.

SMIC, China’s biggest manufacturer of computer chips, can also no longer source supplies from U.S. companies and has been cut off from access to leading edge chip design tools.

The U.S. is concerned because China is on course to be a top-tier player in the semi-conductor industry by 2030. Semi-conductors are the linchpin of the modern age, which make innovations such as self-driving electric vehicles, fully automated AI production systems, and supercomputers possible.

Radhika Desai notes that “U.S. efforts to restrict chip supply to China will only increase its resolve to develop the necessary technology to produce the chips it needs domestically.” Meaning that the sanctions policy will not succeed—except as a propaganda tool to help whip up anti-Chinese sentiment in the U.S.

Like the Knee of Derek Chauvin on George Floyd’s Neck

In her essay on Syria, Judy Bello wrote that the U.S. sanctions on Syria were “like the knee of Derek Chauvin on George Floyd’s neck. But the video isn’t playing on YouTube.”

The same activists protesting Floyd’s killing have been silent about the sanctions probably because they do not know enough about it—they have been anesthetized from the suffering and pain of the victims whose voices are never featured in popular or social media.

For U.S. policymakers, the sanctions thus provide the perfect foreign policy strategy in an era where the public has tired of endless military interventions and the draft could never be re-imposed.

By quietly trying to strangle the economies of defiant countries, Washington can advance its hegemonic interests in a politically risk-free way—on the cheap.

Change, however, appears imminent as the targeted countries have displayed great ingenuity, and are beginning to present a united front—while a growing boomerang effect is beginning to slowly wake people up in the motherland.

    The repo market is a repurchase agreement, that is, a financial transaction in which one party sells an asset to another party with a promise to repurchase the asset at a pre-specified later date ↑

    Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has also promoted these charges, which were designed to lay the groundwork for a U.S. military intervention/regime-change operation under the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine.

Click the whistle and donate

When you donate to CovertAction Magazine, you are supporting investigative journalism. Your contributions go directly to supporting the development, production, editing, and dissemination of the Magazine.

CovertAction Magazine does not receive corporate or government sponsorship. Yet, we hold a steadfast commitment to providing compensation for writers, editorial and technical support. Your support helps facilitate this compensation as well as increase the caliber of this work.

Please make a donation by clicking on the donate logo above and enter the amount and your credit or debit card information.

CovertAction Institute, Inc. (CAI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your gift is tax-deductible for federal income purposes. CAI’s tax-exempt ID number is 87-2461683.

We sincerely thank you for your support.

[ :: 4-9-07 pm service  (first word)  :: ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::  ::  ::  :: ::  :: :: :: ::  ::]

etc.. Evil will be all around fighting, and wars, etc..

[ :: 4-22-12 am service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc.. The clock is ticking, the midnight hour is already striking, the horses have been riding and yet many see not the things I have told them. They understand not what my word has said, etc..

Rev 6:4
4 And another horse appeared, a red one. Its rider was given a mighty sword and the authority to remove peace from the earth. And there was war and slaughter everywhere. (NLT)

[  :: 2-2-13 am service  (first word)  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc.. Throughout the world right now peace is fastly disappearing, wars are rising up, trouble on the right hand, trouble on the left hand, etc..

[:: 2-2-2022 pm service third word  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Beware of the troubles of the world, there is war going on right now, are you even aware of that, most are not, they walk as if peace is going on and yet the enemy is rising up in many areas, deceiving many and leading many astray.  And they’re preparing for war without brains, for they have nobody to lead them anymore, so be in prayer, be in prayer.

:: 1--23    The Burning Platform     :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

U.S. Forces in Europe Prepare for War With Russia

U.S. troops stationed in Eastern Europe are preparing for all-out war and have been performing war simulations against Russian forces, according to a new report.

The U.S.’s 101st Airborne Division deployed to Romania for the first time in 80 years. The “Screaming Eagles” as a light infantry force that is trained to take to any battlefield and fight within hours.


The U.S. Army said in a statement in June that the division arrived at the Mihail Kogălniceanu Airbase to “reinforce NATO’s eastern flank and engage in multinational exercises with partners across the European continent in order to reassure allies and deter further Russian aggression.”

“Being here, so close to that fight (in Ukraine), is exactly where the 101st Airborne Division is destined to be,” said Maj. Gen. JP McGee, 101st commander, during the livestreamed ceremony, Stars & Stripes reported at the time.

U.S. infantry arrived at a military base in Estonia last month to train allied troops and secure Europe’s eastern flank amid the Ukraine War. The troops are stationed at the Taara base in Võru and will train alongside Estonia forces. The base is about 20 miles from the Russian border.

The troops in Romania have been training Ukrainian forces on advanced weapons systems that are being shipped into Kyiv, The New York Times reported.

You get a chance to train and operate on the very ground that you might have to defend,” McGee told the paper. noted:

    The Times report stressed that the 101st Airborne deployment was about deterrence. If the US were preparing to enter the war directly, it would likely send significantly more troops. While in Romania, the soldiers are also participating in coastal defense drills, and Romanian troops are practicing firing HIMARS rocket launch systems into the Black Sea.

The Pentagon has said it is sending U.S. troops into Ukraine, under the guise that they are going there not to fight, but instead just to track the billions of dollars of weapons the West sent into the country.

NBC News, citing three senior U.S. officials, reported last month that there is discussion in the White House about sending additional troops into the country to help the U.S. track weapons. The report said there are already U.S. troops in the country, again, under the guise that all they are doing is monitoring weapons.

The New York Times reported in June that Ukraine is filled with CIA officers and special forces from the West. The report said the CIA personnel have been working out of Kyiv.

We reported in October that there are currently more U.S. special forces and CIA agents in Ukraine today than there were at the beginning of the war.

The Intercept, citing “several current and former intelligence officials,” reported that President Joe Biden has decided to have these forces conduct clandestine operations inside the country, which is counter to what he had said at the beginning of the war that U.S. troops would not be positioned on the ground in Ukraine because their presence would mean WWIII.

TRENDPOST: Gerald Celente has said for months that contrary to reports that the U.S. is in a “proxy” war with Russia, Washington is currently at war with the Kremlin. He said it will only become “official” after the first nuclear flash or a disastrous false flag event.

Weeks before the first Russian tank rolled into Ukraine, Biden brushed off the idea that U.S. troops would get involved in the conflict and went as far as to say they would not even assist in evacuations. He said flatly that an American presence could spark a world war.

The longer the war lasts, the higher the probability is that it will produce a nuclear exchange.

It is my sincere desire to provide readers of this site with the best unbiased information available, and a forum where it can be discussed openly, as our Founders intended. But it is not easy nor inexpensive to do so, especially when those who wish to prevent us from making the truth known, attack us without mercy on all fronts on a daily basis. So each time you visit the site, I would ask that you consider the value that you receive and have received from The Burning Platform and the community of which you are a vital part. I can't do it all alone, and I need your help and support to keep it alive. Please consider contributing an amount commensurate to the value that you receive from this site and community, or even by becoming a sustaining supporter through periodic contributions. [Burning Platform LLC - PO Box 1520 Kulpsville, PA 19443] or Paypal

[ :: 5-13-15 pm service :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc Pray about the earthquakes, the tornadoes, the hurricanes, pray about the hail, the snowstorms, the blizzards, pray concerning these things.  For the enemy is moving mightily in different areas to cause the price in your grocery stores to skyrocket and if you don’t pray this will affect you. etc.

:: 1--23    Strange Sounds     :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Snowpack levels in California’s mountains were at the highest level in 40 years Jan. 3 but time will tell whether the latest storms will help deliver enough water to the state to end a three-year drought streak, state water officials reported.

California’s snowpack was measured at 174 percent of the historical average for the year Tuesday, boosted by recent storms that drenched the state during the holidays and brought snow to the mountains.

The state could see even more rain and snow this week and into the weekend, bringing much-needed water supplies.

“While we see a terrific snowpack—and that in and of itself may be an opportunity to breathe a sigh of relief—we are by no means out of the woods when it comes to drought,” said Karla Nemeth, director of the California Department of Water Resources.

The state could still face another year of drought this year as water reservoirs remain well below capacity.

State water officials took the year’s first official measurements of snow and water content near Phillips, a town east of Sacramento in the central Sierra Mountains, finding levels well above average for this time of year.

The snowpack in Phillips is 177 percent of the average. It was measured at 55.5 inches, which was enough to store 17.5 inches of water, according to Sean de Guzman, manager of the department’s snow surveys and water supply forecasting unit.

Last week’s series of storms caused flooding and damage but were warmer. Freezing elevations were around 7,000 feet, and the mountain snowpack statewide rose from 157 percent on average to 174 percent.

We’ll take any kind of [precipitation] we can get, if it’s rainfall or snow at this point, just because we are in such a severe drought,” de Guzman said.

This week’s expected storm system should be colder and produce more snowpack.

Avalanche danger closes some Utah ski resorts

The recent incredible snowfalls surely have had most of us dreaming of powder days, but there can be too much of a good thing: several Utah resorts were unable to open in the last few days.

Sundance Mountain Resort announced on its social media channels that it would not be able open on Monday, January 2, 2023, due to extreme mountain weather conditions. Sundance had received 41 inches (1m) of snow, which unfortunately also contained a lot of moisture due to the low temperatures, making grooming a safe run impossible.

Sundance Mountain announced the following for operations this Tuesday, January 3, 2023:

‘In order to remove the many downed trees in the canyon Rocky Mountain Power will be closing SR92 tomorrow in order to get power back up as quickly as possible.

‘The canyon will close at 10 am until dark. There may be some intermittent openings but we would advise anyone who is coming to ski to plan to arrive at 10 am and stay until dark.

‘We will operate Outlaw Express as outlined below:

‘Rocky Mountain Power is working very hard to restore power. Hundreds of trees snapped affecting several power poles in the canyon. They have multiple line crews and a tree mitigation company working tirelessly Latest projections on restoration of power may run into Wednesday.

‘We recognize the challenges this presents to many who want to be on the mountain and given the length of the anticipated outage and after further analysis of running one lift on diesel auxiliary power we have decided to open Outlaw Express only with limited terrain to season pass holders, S Card holders and lodging guests tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan 3rd). We will not be selling any day passes. We feel comfortable operating Outlaw Express temporarily on auxiliary power due to the investment made in a backup to the auxiliary power.

‘The beginner area (magic carpets) will not be able to operate. Maverick terrain park will not be open but we anticipate opening the small park on Stampede. With the limited terrain and single lift operating, lines will likely be long and we would encourage those who can wait to come once we have power restored and can operate all our lifts.

‘We are very grateful to our incredible mountain team who have worked so hard during this incredible storm. Thanks again for your understanding and support of Sundance!’

Other resorts affected by the snow masses are Alta Ski Area, which had to announce a closer for the day on Monday, and neighboring Snowbird. Alta and Snowbird received 37 inches (94cm) of wet snow in the recent snowstorm, which also increased the avalanche risk here.

Little Cottonwood Canyon and Highway 210 leading to Alta were closed to all traffic from Saturday, December 31, 2022, from 10 p.m. until Monday for avalanche mitigation. Both resorts were able to reopen on Monday afternoon.

Check the UDOT website for traffic updates before traveling, and stay safe out there! Be aware, ‘Interlodge’ or ‘Straight Line Travel’ orders may be in place in Alta or Snowbird.

Purgatory ski resort in Colorado records 23 inches of snow in 24 hours

Resort officials are ringing in the new year with another deep powder day at Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colo. Monday, Purgatory received 23 inches of snow in 24 hours, bringing storm totals to 53 inches over the past 7 days.

Purgatory is the only resort in North America that offers free unlimited skiing and riding to all kids ages 12 and under – no blackout days or purchase required. Guests can stop by the outside ticket window to pick up a free ticket for their little rippers. Please note proof of age is required.

:: 1-4-23    The Epoch Times     :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

More Than 270 Sudden Cardiac Deaths in US Athletes After Vaccination: Peer-Reviewed Study

Marina Zhang  Jan 4 2023

Two hundred seventy-nine athletes and former athletes in the United States have died from cardiac arrests after taking COVID-19 vaccines, according to data from a recent peer-reviewed study.

Authored by structural biologist Panagis Polykretis, and board-certified internist and cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, the study’s cited data found that from 2021 to 2022, at least 1,616 cardiac arrests have been globally documented in vaccinated athletes, with 1,114 of those being fatal.

The global data also showed that between 2021 to 2022, former and current American athletes made up 279 of the mortalities.

Athletes have a lower chance of cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death as compared to nonathletes.  A 2016 U.S. study calculated that nonathletes, compared to athletes, have a 29 times higher chance of sudden cardiac death.

One of the reasons is because “athletes are screened out for the common causes of sudden death on the playing field,” McCullough told The Epoch Times.

Players are screened for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which makes up almost 50 percent of sudden cardiac deaths in athletes, as well as other less common heart abnormalities.

The intensive screening is what makes competitive-level sports safer than everyday sporting activities, McCullough argued.

Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Athletes Increased After Vaccination

McCullough pointed to a European study that tracked sudden cardiac deaths in European athletes over 38 years from 1966 to 2004. The study reported 1,101 sudden cardiac deaths over the interval, which Polykretis estimated would be around 29 deaths per year.

In the United States, it is estimated that 100 to 150 athletes die every year from sudden death.

The data cited in the study, however, showed that in 2022 alone, over 190 deaths from cardiac arrests have been reported in current and former athletes.

This does not include the deaths of athletes with unknown vaccine statuses and those whose names did not make it into the media.

McCullough said looking at the data, “there’s no doubt,” that sudden cardiac deaths have increased following vaccinations.

However, since most of the sudden cardiac deaths in the media are of professional competitive players, McCullough added that collecting data from athletes in colleges, high schools, and other international leagues would give a more comprehensive picture.

He pointed to studies that have shown high myocarditis increases following COVID-19 vaccinations.

Prior to the pandemic, a 2017 study in Finland found that myocarditis rates were 19.5 per million for children 15 years of age and younger. Another 2012 Japanese study on pediatric admissions reported even lower rates of 2.6 cases per million in children aged 1 month to 17.

In the data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in June 2021 (pdf), researchers expected myocarditis rates in vaccinated 12- to 17-year-old males to be 63 cases per million. By the following year, researchers at the CDC noted that myocarditis numbers in young males were exceeding the background rates (pdf).

A study by researchers from Kaiser Permanente (pdf), published in August 2022, estimated myocarditis would be 186 cases out of a million, after a second dose of vaccine in 12- to 17-year-old children. In males, this number was raised to 377 cases out of a million.

However, in prospective studies, one Thai study found that 2.3 percent of children who received two shots of mRNA doses had a heart injury. Another study evaluated 777 health care workers who were boosted and 2.8 percent reported a heart injury.

This means that if the results are extrapolated, around 25,000 people per million could suffer from heart injuries after two or three doses of COVID-19 vaccinations, according to McCullough.

“I’m very concerned,” said McCullough, “This is a public health problem. I think it is incumbent upon individuals to disclose the vaccine status.”

We see the report of public figures or athletes one after another, dying suddenly, with no explanation. It’s incumbent upon the families, the medical staff, the doctors, and the reporters to disclose the vaccine status. They are investigational vaccines, and they are linked to death in peer-reviewed studies.”

A German autopsy study evaluated 25 people who died unexpectedly within 20 days of being vaccinated. Four of the individuals were found with myocarditis without any other disease signal that may have caused the unexpected death.

The authors concluded that their autopsy studies indicated that deaths were due to cardiac failure, and that myocarditis could be “a potentially lethal complication following mRNA-based anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination.”

It should also be noted that myocarditis events have also been reported in unvaccinated COVID-19 patients in 2020, and studies have shown that the virus can cause heart damage. But it is debatable if the heart injuries patients experience are caused by myocarditis or some other reasons.

A study published in April 2022 found that increases in myocarditis and pericarditis are statistically insignificant among unvaccinated individuals after COVID infection. The researchers evaluated around 197,000 unvaccinated patients, and there were 9 and 11 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis, respectively.

A French study that tracked cardiac arrests in athletes pre-pandemic from 2005 to 2018 also found that the rate of cardiac arrests in sports has remained constant, while survivability of these events has increased due to help from bystanders.

Marina Zhang is based in New York and covers health and science. Contact her at .  utm_source=Morningbrief&src_src=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2023-01-05&src_cmp=mb-2023-01-05&utm_medium=email&est=ae82vfDT20RCbIy%2Bs2NThPfmPv7BSFB%2BqBnkKFhkD6MlcwNrTZH1mUok5GrWklpKn2yp9Q%3D%3D 

 [ :: 2-25-15 pm service  ::  ::  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

 etc. Are you aware of how far they say you are behind in your military protection, etc.  

:: 1-4-23     RT    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

4 Jan, 2023 11:06

HomeRussia & FSU

First ship armed with Russian hypersonic missiles enters combat duty

President Vladimir Putin said the state-of-the-art weapon has no foreign analogues

The Russian navy frigate ‘Admiral Gorshkov,’ has become the first warship carrying Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles to begin routine combat service.

Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw the ceremony on Wednesday via video link, declaring that the Zircon missile was a “unique weapon” and that “no other country has anything comparable.”

“I am sure that such a powerful armament will allow us to steadfastly defend Russia from potential foreign threats. It will help to maintain the national interests of our country,” Putin stated.

According to Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, the frigate will conduct “a voyage in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea.”

A ship fitted with Zircons is capable of carrying out high-precision and powerful strikes on the enemy at sea and on land,” Shoigu said. “The unique feature of Zircon hypersonic missiles is their guaranteed ability to bypass any existing or prospective air defense systems.”

Shoigu added that the missiles have a range of more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles).

READ MORE: Russia will continue to modernize nuclear arsenal – Putin

The frigate first joined Russia’s Northern Fleet in 2018. Onboard  trials of the Zircon began in 2020 and were concluded last year.

You can share this story on social media:

:: 1-1-23     Prophecy News Watch    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Is Britain On The Path To Becoming A Muslim Majority Nation?

On December 1, 2022, Britain's Office for National Statistics released the latest 10-yearly census, carried out in 2021, showing that the fastest-growing population in England and Wales is Muslims. According to the census:

"For the first time in a census of England and Wales, less than half of the population (46.2%, 27.5 million people) described themselves as 'Christian'..."

"It's not a great surprise that the Census shows fewer people in this country identifying as Christian than in the past," the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, said in response to the findings, "but it still throws down a challenge to us not only to trust that God will build his kingdom on Earth but also to play our part in making Christ known."

The Muslim community in Britain reacted otherwise. Zara Mohammed, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said:

"Whilst the Census does look at religion, the lack of wider religion-specific monitoring prevents us from fully understanding how acute the issue of under-representation of Muslims is in British society.

 "These initial figures give us an opportunity to now make meaningful change and create a better Britain for all."

In 2013, British journalist Vincent Cooper wrote: "By the year 2050, in a mere 37 years, Britain will be a majority Muslim nation."

The census taken 2021 has revealed that while fewer than half of people (27.5 million) in England and Wales now describe themselves as Christian, those claiming "No religion" rose by 12 points to 37.2% (22.2 million). Those identifying as Muslim rose from 4.9% in 2011 to 6.5% (3.9 million) in 2021. The next most common responses were Hindu (1.0 million) and Sikh (524,000), while Buddhists overtook Jews (273,000 to 271,000).

Religion seems a far more important part of life for Muslims than for other Britons: it appears central to their sense of identity. According to a report from 2006:

"Thirty percent of British Muslims would prefer to live under Sharia (Islamic religious) law than under British law.... Twenty-eight percent hope for the U.K. one day to become a fundamentalist Islamic state."

An article by Abdul Azim Ahmed, published by the Religion Media Centre in September 2021, admitted that within Britain all the divergent schools of Islam are present -- although Salafism has grown in recent years, particularly among younger Muslims.

Trevor Phillips, former head of Britain's Commission for Racial Equality and Equality and Human Rights Commission, found that the followers of Islam hold very different values from the rest of the society; many apparently want to lead separate lives. "Muslims are creating nations within nations," he said.

 Professor Linda Woodhead, a leading academic, said of second-generation Muslim immigrants:

"Now British Muslims were finding their voice with Muslim MPs and confident young people entering higher education, mixing with the many different ethnic Muslim communities and creating a new cultural kind of British Islam with food, clothing, music, and creative places."

Muslims in the UK appear more religious than most other religious groups. While fewer Christians are becoming church members and appear to be losing their faith, describing themselves atheist and non-religious, most Muslims in Britain strictly follow their religion.

London shows the lowest share of non-religious residents, likely due to it having the highest percentage of followers of non-Christian faiths, including Muslims, who make up 13% of the area's respondents.

A 2015 report cites a survey by NatCen's British Social Attitude Survey:

"NatCen says the Church of England has been in decline for over 30 years and that decline appears to have accelerated over the last decade.

"In 2012, Muhammad had emerged as the commonest first name given by baby boys born in London. The name was also second commonest among new born mail babies across the UK and Wales the same year."

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats stated:

"Muslims have in some respects been more successful than others in the UK at passing on their religious beliefs and practices from one generation to the next. Higher rates of intergenerational transmission have been found among Muslims than among Christians, those of other religions, and non-religious people.

"Most Muslim children in the UK learn to read the Qur'an in Arabic, whether they do this at a daily mosque school, at the home of an independent teacher, in their own homes or even on Skype. In addition to the Qur'an and Arabic, many Muslim supplementary schools offer other aspects of Islamic Studies, as well as formal instruction in an ethnic language and culture."

The question is: What teachings are the Muslims across the world, including in the UK, receiving from studying the Quran? The Quran does not tolerate any polytheist, pagan, idolater or atheist -- the latter a group now increasing in Britain, according to the census.

:: 1-4-23    Yahoo News       :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Somalia car bombs: Family of nine killed in Hiraan attack

Wed, January 4, 2023, 6:30 PM EST·1 min read

A family of nine have died in a double car bombing in central Hiraan province, Somalia, an eyewitness has told the BBC.

A further 26 people were also killed, the local deputy policy commissioner told the Reuters news agency.

The al-Qaeda linked group al-Shabab has said it was behind the attack.

The district commissioner of Mahas town said his home and that of a local MP were the targets.

Meanwhile the second explosion targeted the market, the mayor of Mahas, Mumin Mohamed Halane, told the BBC.

The blasts were so powerful that witnesses said people far away from the explosion sites were wounded by flying fragments.

"This was a horrible attack," witness Adan Hassan told the AFP news agency, describing the dead bodies he saw.

Al-Shabab has been losing ground in recent months after President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud pledged "total war" against the Islamist militants in August, following an attack on a popular Mogadishu hotel, which saw more than 20 people die.

Two months later, twin car bomb explosions near a busy junction in Mogadishu killed at least 100 people. Al-Shabab also said it was behind that attack.

President Mohamud subsequently mobilised the Somali army and government-backed clan militias in a bid to take villages and towns from al-Shabab, which controls large swathes of the country.

Despite their losses of territory, al-Shabab has continued to carry out attacks in central and southern Somalia.

Both African Union forces and US funds have been allocated to assist Somalia in its fight against al-Shabab.

[ :: 12-30-01  At the altar after PM Service  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

Put your money, your time, your efforts into what I tell you to do, for I will cause you to have a victory such as you have never seen. And it shall be so clear, yes; it shall be so clear what you are all to do. Yes, for I shall speak to you, my power shall be awesome and miracles shall come to pass. It shall not be the fake gold or the fake feathers or the false shaking or the animal noises or the falling under the power and not coming away with permanent results or changed lives. My prophetic shall speak concerning things to come in a clear concise manner that no one shall want to miss or read second hand. For they will want to hear it under the anointing of the prophets and to receive the anointing of the prophet that shall manifest miracles, signs and wonders. People shall now see the signs of the last days like never before. Not only in a strange and confusing weather, the heat, the drought, the floods, the forest fires, the volcanoes, lack of jobs, shortage of money, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, sandstorms, straight wind, electrical storms, electrical shortages, hail, locusts, pestilence’s, the sicknesses, terrorists attacks, wars, the uniting of the false church under the false prophet, the rise of the anti-christ, the riots, the crime, the drugs, alcoholism, great open gay activities and movies, more open sex on TV, more street people, homeless, lack of crops, food shortages, great fear in those who do not know me. No peace as my word says for the world. The UN taking more control, martial law established, rationing and many more disasters that shall now begin to come. etc.

:: 12--22     USA Today    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Storm deaths rise to 37 as National Guard checks homes in Buffalo; joint inquiry into widespread outages: Updates

Christal Hayes ,  Wyatte Grantham-Philips ,  Thao Nguyen   | USA TODAY

The worst of the historic winter storm is likely behind western New York as temperatures rose Wednesday, a trend meteorologists say was expected to spread across large swaths of the U.S.

But community members were still reeling from the storm's devastating impacts this week. The death toll in Erie County, which contains Buffalo – the area hardest hit in the storm – rose to 37on Wednesday, officials confirmed on Twitter.

Along with burying the city with more than 50 inches of snow since Christmas Eve, the storm carried frigid temperatures and extreme winds – with gusts measured stronger than 70 mph at times, according to the National Weather Service.

Those conditions were expected to dissipate Wednesday as temperatures rise into the 40s and 50s throughout the week. Some rain was in the forecast, which along with melted snow, could bring possible flooding.

"It looks like the worst could be behind them," Brian Thompson, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, told USA TODAY.

Conditions across the U.S. were also expected to warm, with some areas, including the Midwest, seeing temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above average, Thompson said.

Meanwhile in the West, the National Weather Service said Wednesday morning that an active and powerful wet system is expected to hit the Western half of the country over the next few days – with forecasts of moderate to heavy rain, mountain snow, and potential flood risks.

Numerous deaths were reported in Oregon as the storm brought powerful wind gusts.

Windy storm on West Coast leaves 5 dead

Dangerous wind gusts and snow in Oregon on Tuesday caused at least three fatal car accidents, according to preliminary police investigations.

Three people were killed, including a 4-year-old girl, after a large tree fell on their pickup truck as they were driving on U.S. 26, about 15 miles east of the coastline, Oregon State Police said in a news release. All three were deceased when first responders arrived at the scene.

Another motorist was killed when a large tree fell on the cab of the commercial truck he was driving further east on U.S. 26 on Mount Hood, state police said. The 53-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

A driver was injured and a passenger died after a tree fell on their pickup truck while they were driving on Interstate 84 near Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon State Police said. The driver was taken to a hospital.

All incidents were attributed to severe weather, state police said.

Southwest cancels more flights

Southwest Airlines travelers were still struggling Wednesday with canceled flights and lost luggage.

More than 2,500 Southwest flights are canceled Wednesday, after roughly 5,600 cancellations across Monday and Tuesday, according to FlightAware, which tracks flight status in real time. FlightAware is already reporting more than 2,300 Southwest cancellations for Thursday.

"We are past the point where (Southwest) could say this is a weather-driven issue," U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told Good Morning America on Wednesday, noting that, while the rest of the aviation system was down to a rate of about 4% of flights being canceled Wednesday morning, Southwest saw a rate higher than 60%.

"What this indicates is a system failure," Buttigieg told GMA. "They need to make sure these stranded passengers get to where they need to go and that they're provided adequate compensation, not just for the flight itself... but also things like hotels, like ground transportation (and) meals – because this is the airline's responsibility."

Earlier this week, President Joe Biden said his administration would hold airlines accountable for the mass cancellations. The Department of Transportation said it would examine Southwest Airlines' cancellations.

Airlines could see further problems later in the week as temperatures rise east of the Rocky Mountains and fog becomes a larger factor.

WHAT TRAVELERS SHOULD KNOW: Nearly 2/3 of Southwest flights canceled

FLIGHTS CANCELED: 1,000 Southwest flyers sleep overnight at Denver airport

Joint inquiry into storm's widespread power outages

The winter storm that rattled much of the U.S. over the holiday weekend also left millions in the dark, with widespread power outages reported across the country.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, North American Electric Reliability Corporation and regional entities announced Wednesday that they would open a joint inquiry "into the operations of the bulk power system during the extreme winter weather conditions that occurred" during the winter storm.

While most of the outages were from the weather's impact on local utilities' electric distribution facilities, the NERC noted that some utilities initiated rolling blackouts in some parts of the southeast, including Tennessee and North Carolina. In other regions, the bulk power system was also "significantly stressed."

The winter storm's effects “demonstrate yet again that our bulk power system is critical to public safety and health,” FERC chairman Rich Glick said in a statement. “The joint inquiry with NERC we are announcing today will allow us to dig deeper into exactly what happened so we can further protect the reliability of the grid.”

Death toll increases as National Guard goes door to door

The death toll in Erie County rose to 37 on Wednesday, officials confirmed on Twitter.

Of the 37 deaths, 29 were in Buffalo, 7 were in the suburbs and 1 is unknown, according to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. As of Wednesday night, there are multiple unidentified bodies.

The county is facing the possibility of finding more victims in the coming days. On Wednesday, the National Guard was going door to door in parts of Buffalo and its suburbs to check on people who had lost power.

Poloncarz said that officials are "fearful that there are (more) individuals who may have perished" during the storm.

"I offer my deepest condolences and sympathies to the individuals who've lost loved ones," Poloncarz said Wednesday. "I understand that every time that the Christmas season comes along people are going to remember the storm and the death of their loved one. And the stories are just heartbreaking. Just heartbreaking."

Poloncarz pointed to the death of a man who went out into the storm "to get food and provisions for his pregnant wife who was about to give birth ... (but) didn't make it back home." The Buffalo News reported that the man, identified as Abdul Sharifu, 26, was found dead outside on Saturday.

Sharifu's cousin, Ali Sharifu, told the outlet that Abdul Sharifu was working toward buying a home for his family and "was so excited to become a father."

Other victims were also identified by their families.

Carolyn Eubanks, who relied on an oxygen machine, had collapsed after her Buffalo home lost power. At the time, emergency workers were unable to respond to calls, her son Antwaine Parker told The Buffalo News.

“She’s like, ‘I can’t go no further.’ I’m begging her, ‘Mom, just stand up.’ She fell in my arms and never spoke another word,” Parker told the newspaper.

Monique Alexander, 52, was found buried in snow after going out in the storm, her daughter Casey Maccarone told The Buffalo News. It is unknown why Alexander left her home.

Anndel Taylor, 22, died in her car after it got stuck on her way home from work, her family told WSOC-TV.

Victim identified in Niagara County

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office identified a 27-year-old man who was found dead on Dec. 25 in Lockport, New York, — a town about 29 miles northeast of Buffalo.

Police received reports of two individuals unconscious in a residence that was "overcome with carbon monoxide," the sheriff's office said.

The 27-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene due to carbon monoxide poisoning and was later identified as Timothy M. Murphy. The other individual who was found at the scene has been identified as Kathy D. Murphy and is currently being treated at a hospital.

Heavy rain, snow slams West Coast; thousands without power

Atmospheric rivers were drenching the West Coast and the Rockies with heavy rain, winds, and snow throughout the week, experts say, leaving 11 states in the West under weather alerts Wednesday.

The next seven days will see rainfall totals ranging from two to six inches in coastal areas out West, "with higher terrain expected to receive several feet of snow," the National Weather Service's Prediction Center said on Twitter.

The region, particularly parts of southern and central California, may also see some scattered flash floods, "with the greatest chances for rapid runoff and debris flows near recent burn scars," the weather service said Wednesday morning.

    Despite the brief reprieve from precipitation today, the next seven days will be active across the West as several waves of moisture produce widespread 2-6" rainfall totals in coastal portions of the region, with higher terrain expected to receive several feet of snow. ��️❄️

    — NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) December 28, 2022

'A very wet system': West Coast drenched by atmospheric rivers, raising flood risks 

Amid the active wet system moving through the West, thousands have experienced power outages. About 100,000 electric customers in Washington, Oregon, and California combined were in the dark early Wednesday, according to counts by By the afternoon, outages in the three states dropped to closer to 70,000.

Storm surpasses death toll of 1977 Buffalo-area blizzard

The growing death toll in the Buffalo area reached a grim milestone Tuesday after it surpassed the death toll in the Blizzard of January 1977 – widely regarded as the region's worst storm in recent history that killed 29 people over four days, including 12 who were found frozen in stranded cars, The Associated Press reported.

On Wednesday, officials said the number of deaths increased from 31 to 34.

The storm had surprisingly little snowfall, only about 12 inches in Buffalo, but brought sustained, deadly cold temperatures into the area for weeks. Blizzard-condition winds lasted for nine consecutive hours, with zero visibility for 13 consecutive hours.

What's everyone talking about? Sign up for our trending newsletter to get the latest news of the day 

Powerful winds instead blew loose snow from previous storms from frozen Lake Erie onto land, creating huge snowdrifts and fully burying houses and cars.

The 1977 "storm is the benchmark storm for the Buffalo area," Thompson said. "This storm certainly seems like it now has become the deadliest storm in the Buffalo area."

Thompson noted decades of blizzards across the U.S. that have left hundreds dead, including the 1993 Storm of the Century, which killed more than 300 people in more than a dozen states. It is regarded as the second-most costliest winter storm on record, according to federal weather records.

Contributing: Cady Stanton and Thao Nguyen, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

:: 12--22    PNW     :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

15 Facts Which Prove That A Massive Economic Meltdown Is Already Happening

Economic conditions just keep getting worse.  As we prepare to enter 2023, we find ourselves in a high inflation environment at the same time that economic activity is really slowing down.  And just like we witnessed in 2008, employers are conducting mass layoffs as a horrifying housing crash sweeps across the nation. 

Those that have been waiting for the U.S. economy to implode can stop waiting, because an economic implosion has officially arrived.  The following are 15 facts that prove that a massive economic meltdown is already happening right now…

#1 Existing home sales have now fallen for 10 consecutive months.

#2 Existing home sales are down 35.4 percent over the last 12 months.  That is the largest year over year decline in existing home sales since the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

#3 Homebuilder sentiment has now dropped for 12 consecutive months.

#4 Home construction costs have risen more than 30 percent since the beginning of 2022.

#5 The number of single-family housing unit permits has fallen for nine months in a row.

#6 The Empire State Manufacturing Index has plunged “to a reading of negative 11.2 in December”.  That figure was way, way below expectations.

#7 In November, we witnessed the largest decline in retail sales that we have seen all year long.

#8 Even the biggest names on Wall Street are starting to let workers go.  In fact, it is being reported that Goldman Sachs will soon lay off approximately 4,000 employees.

#9 The Federal Reserve is admitting that the number of actual jobs in the United States has been overstated by over a million.

#10 U.S. job cuts were 417 percent higher in November than they were during the same month a year ago.

#11 A recent Wall Street Journal survey found that approximately two-thirds of all Americans expect the economy to get even worse next year.

#12 A newly released Bloomberg survey has discovered that 70 percent of U.S. economists believe that a recession is coming in 2023.

#13 Inflation continues to spiral wildly out of control.  At this point, a head of lettuce now costs 11 dollars at one grocery store in California.

#14 Overall, vegetable prices in the United States are more than 80 percent higher than they were at this same time last year.

#15 Thanks to the rapidly rising cost of living, 63 percent of the U.S. population is now living paycheck to paycheck.

In a desperate attempt to get inflation under control, the Federal Reserve has been dramatically increasing interest rates.

Those interest rate hikes are what has caused the housing market to crash, but Fed officials insist that such short-term pain is necessary in order to tame inflation.

But meanwhile our politicians in Washington are busy creating more inflation by borrowing and spending money at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented in our entire history.

This week, an abominable 1.7 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill is being rammed through Congress, but not a single member of Congress has read it.

The bill is 4,155 pages long, and U.S. Senator Rand Paul just held a press briefing during which he wheeled it out on a trolley…

After the grossly bloated $1.7 trillion Omnibus spending bill advanced in the Senate by a vote of 70-25, GOP Senator Rand Paul held a press briefing during which he wheeled in the “abomination” on a trolley and demanded to know how anyone would be able to read it before the end of the week.

Paul, along with the only other dissenting Senate Republicans Mike Braun, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, and Rick Scott highlighted how ludicrous the fast tracking of the bill has been.

Unfortunately, this absurd spending bill has broad support on both sides of the aisle, and that just shows how broken Washington has become.

Our system of government has failed time after time, and our politicians continue to spend money on some of the most ridiculous things imaginable.

The following examples that were pulled out of the 1.7 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill were discovered by the Heritage Foundation

-$1.2 million for “LGBTQIA+ Pride Centers”

-$1.2 million for “services for DACA recipients” (aka helping illegal aliens with taxpayer funds) at San Diego Community College.

-$477k for the Equity Institute in RI to indoctrinate teachers with “antiracism virtual labs.”

-$1 million for Zora’s House in Ohio, a “coworking and community space” for “women and gender-expansive people of color.”

-$3 million for the American LGBTQ+ Museum in New York City.

-$3.6 million for a Michelle Obama Trail in Georgia.

-$750k for the for “LGBT and Gender Non-Conforming housing” in Albany, New York.

-$856k for the “LGBT Center” in New York.

And have you noticed that our politicians often prefer to push these types of bills through just before major holidays when hardly anyone is paying attention?

No matter who we send to Washington, the story remains the same.

As long as our politicians are borrowing and spending trillions of dollars that we do not have, Fed officials won’t be able to win their war against inflation.

The Fed can send interest rates into the stratosphere, but inflation will continue to remain high because our politicians insist on showering the nation with giant mountains of cash.

We should all be deeply, deeply offended by what is happening, but most Americans simply do not know enough to care.

But once economic conditions get even worse than they were in 2008 and 2009, the majority of the U.S. population will become extremely angry.

Of course things could have turned out much differently if we had made better decisions during the years leading up to this crisis.

Unfortunately, we have run out of time to change course, and that means that a tremendous amount of pain is ahead for all of us in 2023.

Originally published at The Economic Collapse Blog - reposted with permission.

:: 12-28-22      Inland News Today   :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Rockets target Ukrainian civilians as Russia falters and Kyiv tries to shore up support

Fighting is intensifying in southern Ukraine — where officials said 33 Russian rockets were fired at civilian targets in the city of Kherson on Wednesday alone — as Moscow doubles down on its calls for Kyiv to meet its demands before any talks to end the war.

Wednesday's shelling concentrated on populated areas on the Dnipro River's right bank, according to the daily report by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. A total of 50 rockets fell in the Kherson region, including on military targets. according to the regional governor, Yaroslav Yanushevych.

The onslaught followed days of continued shelling of the city and its surrounding region, even after the occupying Russian forces retreated in November following a successful Ukrainian counteroffensive.

The Kremlin dismissed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s 10-point so-called peace plan, saying proposals to end the conflict must take into account what it claims are “today’s realities” of four Ukrainian regions having joined Russia.

While Kyiv has said it aims for a peace summit by the end of February, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba also maintained that Russia would only be invited if it faced a war crimes tribunal.

In September Russia annexed the four regions of Ukraine after the occupied areas held sham votes, which were denounced by Kyiv and the West.

In comments earlier this week, Zelenskyy listed “further rapprochement of our state with key partners” as one of his main goals in the coming year.

“This week will be important for Ukraine from a political point of view. We are entering the next year and must retain a common understanding of our national goals,” the statement read.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said he was “ready for peace talks” in comments released to state television but there is little sign Russian attacks on Ukraine are relenting in recent days.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has made clear Russia will continue to pursue military means if Ukraine does not cede to its demands, which include the recognition of Russia's annexation of around a fifth of Ukrainian territory.

On Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there could be no peace plan that “does not take into account today’s realities regarding Russian territory, with the entry of four regions into Russia.”

Our proposals for the demilitarization ... are well-known to the enemy,” the state news agency Tass quoted him as saying Monday. “The point is simple: Fulfill them for your own good. Otherwise, the issue will be decided by the Russian army.”

Zelenskyy has said his country will never relinquish land. In his first trip abroad since the conflict began, he traveled last week to Washington, D.C., to appeal for further foreign support for his country's defense against Russia during a speech to Congress.

The ongoing destruction of infrastructure and a harsh winter have created a growing humanitarian crisis.

Around 30,000 Russian shellings have been recorded since the invasion began in February, destroying 702 pieces of critical infrastructure, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Yevgen Yenin said in a statement Wednesday. “We are talking about gas pipelines, electric substations, bridges.”

Around 18 million Ukrainians, or 40% of the country’s population, require humanitarian assistance, according to estimates by the United Nations.

Around 43% of all families in Ukraine have completely exhausted their savings, while basic survival resources are becoming increasingly scarce, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs report Tuesday. (Source: NBC News)

Story Date: December 28, 2022

:: 12-26-22    Yahoo News     :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Russia Editor Steve Rosenberg & Jaroslav Lukiv - in Moscow and London

Mon, December 26, 2022, 9:35 AM EST·3 min read

A Ukrainian drone attack on an airbase for bombers in southern Russia has left three people dead, Moscow says.

Air defences shot down the drone near the Engels base, but falling debris fatally wounded three technical staff, the defence ministry said.

Earlier this month, Russia accused Ukraine of a similar attack on the airfield, home to bombers that have carried out missile attacks on Ukraine.

The base lies about 650km (400 miles) north-east of Ukraine's border.

The Ukrainian military did not officially admit to the latest attack, but air force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat said the explosions were the result of what Russia was doing on Ukrainian soil.

Hours afterwards Russia's FSB security service announced it had killed a four-strong "sabotage group" trying to enter the Russian border region of Bryansk from Ukraine armed with improvised explosive devices and German-made submachine guns. The FSB released video of what it said was the "liquidation" of the group, although there is no independent confirmation of the incident.

The latest drone attack inside Russia will come as an embarrassment to Russian authorities, coming so soon after the two 5 December attacks hundreds of kilometres from the front line - both at the Engels base and in the Ryazan region. At the time Russia also blamed falling debris for the deaths of three servicemen and what it described as light damage to two aircraft.

Social media early on Monday posted videos of blasts and air sirens in the vicinity of Engels airfield.

Russia's defence ministry said later that its air defences had shot down the drone flying at low altitude at about 01:35 on Monday (22:35 GMT Sunday).

Saratov governor Roman Busargin expressed his condolences to the men's families and friends, and said there was "absolutely no threat to residents" in the town of Engels itself.

The Ukrainian air force spokesman said satellite imagery of the airfield would soon reveal the full damage from Monday's attack, adding that earlier blasts had damaged aircraft at the base.

The Engels air base has been repeatedly used by Russia to carry out missile strikes on various targets in Ukraine since Moscow launched its full-scale invasion on 24 February.

The Kremlin has accused Ukraine of attacking its territory before, but the latest incidents have taken place far deeper in Russian territory.

After the 5 December attacks, there were widespread calls for tightened security around Russian military installations and the latest attack suggests that has not happened.

Separately on Monday, Ukraine's foreign ministry demanded Russia's removal as one of five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and called for its exclusion from the UN "as a whole".

There is currently no clear mechanism to replace a permanent Security Council member.

However, Ukraine argues that Russia illegally took over the old USSR seat when the Soviet Union broke up in 1991. Ukraine accuses Russia of abusing the veto power given to each council member, citing examples of Moscow blocking resolutions on the Syria war and the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine.

[ ::10-1-17 pm service :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::]

Do not allow the enemy to divide you again, for I have spoken to you time and time again the land is mine, not yours, do not allow it to be divided again. Even though they put pressure on you stand strong, for when you stand strong then you become victors, you become overcomers. Stand, I say, stand, for it is the hour, it is the time to stand, therefore, stand.

:: 12-29-22      The Jerusalem    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Biden congratulates Netanyahu, says US continues to support 2-state solution

US Jewish groups congratulated the new prime minister but expressed concerns as well.


Published: DECEMBER 29, 2022 20:36  Updated: DECEMBER 29, 2022 21:48

WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden released a statement Thursday, congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on swearing in his sixth government. "I look forward to working with Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has been my friend for decades, to jointly address the many challenges and opportunities facing Israel and the Middle East region, including threats from Iran, Biden said in a statement.

The President also noted that "the United States will continue to support the two state solution and to oppose policies that endanger its viability or contradict our mutual interests and values."

"The United States is working to promote a region that’s increasingly integrated, prosperous, and secure, with benefits for all of its people, he added. "From the start of my Administration, we have worked with partners to promote this more hopeful vision of a region at peace, including between Israelis and Palestinians. We aim to continue this important work with Israel’s new government under Prime Minister Netanyahu’s leadership."

US Jewish groups congratulate, express concern

Major US Jewish groups also reacted to the formation of a new government in Israel. The Jewish Federations of North America congratulated incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We have had a long and fruitful relationship with the incoming Prime Minister and we look forward to continuing to work with him and the new government to support the growth and vitality of the Jewish State and to strengthen the relationships between Israel and the North American Jewish community,” the group said.

“Jewish Federations’ commitment to strengthening the ties between Israel and North American Jewry is an eternal one, and the bonds that unite our two communities are unbreakable,” the statement reads. “Our love and commitment to the Jewish State transcends any one government, any one point in time, and any particular policy or statement.”

“With this principle in mind, it is important to express our significant concerns over statements and positions held by some members of the incoming coalition, which have serious implications for our Jewish communities,” JFNA said. “We will continue to make clear the North American Jewish community’s perspective on relevant government proposals and to advocate for policies and initiatives that help build a welcoming, inclusive and pluralistic society.

Dianne Lob and William Daroff of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, congratulated Netanyahu as well.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu, a longtime friend with whom the Conference has worked since the 1980’s, is deeply committed to the strength of the relationship between Israel and Diaspora communities,” they said in a statement.

We look forward to working with Prime Minister Netanyahu to deepen the unbreakable bond between America and Israel, to counter the growing threat posed by Iran and its terrorist proxies, to advance the Abraham Accords and other normalization agreements, and to combat the scourge of global antisemitism,” they said. “We will work closely with the new Israeli government, the Biden Administration, and the bipartisan Congressional leadership to advance our common strategic interests and to protect our shared values.”

“We also salute outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid for his leadership and his deep friendship with American Jewry, and look forward to continuing to engage with him over the years ahead,” their statement reads.

The progressive group J Street issued a statement, saying the formation “of the most right-wing government in Israel’s history is deeply troubling for J Street and all those who care about Israeli democracy, human rights, and long-term hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace.”

“The new government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is rewarding some of the most extreme figures in Israeli politics with key roles, and is preparing to enact highly destructive policies,” J Street said. “Now is the time for the US government, and friends and allies of Israel, to speak out – and prepare to take action to keep this radical coalition in check,” the progressive group added.

[ :: 8-14-16 am service forth word  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::]

For the ways of man have become more evil than at anytime on the face of the earth, anytime.  The demon spirits are extremely active and they are entering into those that have not a covering over them. tc.

:: 12-24-22    Word Press     :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

We Live in a Perverted World!

Commentary By:  Gordon King Posted on December 24, 2022

Almost everything in this world has been perverted, the truth is being turned into lies and lies into the truth.  Nothing seems to make sense anymore, at least to a righteous person, those that believe in Jesus Christ.

Our government leaders tell us what to believe and how to believe, and if we don’t agree with them then we are labeled as haters, instigators, agitators, and even terrorists!  Society at large labels those that question worldly opinions as racists, as evil and wicked.

These are perversions, they are the twisting of the truth, turning away from what is good, true, and morally right.

Merriam-Webster definition of perverted:

    perverted; perverting; perverts

    1a: to cause to turn aside or away from what is good or true or morally right : CORRUPT

    b: to cause to turn aside or away from what is generally done or accepted : MISDIRECT

    2a: to divert to a wrong end or purpose : MISUSE

    b: to twist the meaning or sense of : MISINTERPRET

They “corrupt” what is good, true, and morally right, they “misdirect” from the truth to lead astray, they “misuse” the truth for their own purpose, and they “misinterpret” the truth to promote their worldly and ungodly ideology.

Here is a short list of some of the perversions in the world today.

    Men can become women and women can become men.

    Men have menstrual cycles and can get pregnant.

    There are at least hundreds of genders.

    Children can choose their own gender.

    A fetus is not a human being

    Climate change

    Covid vaccines are safe and effective

    Jesus Christ was just a teacher and not God

    All ways lead to heaven

    Everyone will get to heaven eventually

What is good is being turned into evil, and what is evil is being turned into good!  Those of the world are perverting what is good in order to push an agenda my friends, an agenda that is headed by Satan himself!  These people have denied God and have been given over to a debased mind.

Even our economy is twisted and perverted!  The fiat currency that we use is virtually worthless, the entire system is built upon a house of cards.  The Elite in this world are in the process of destroying it and replacing it with something even more sinister, a central bank digital currency, dictated by a social credit system, which is leading to the coming Mark of the Beast system.

Our food supply is being systematically destroyed, as the Global Elite attempt to replace food that God ordained as good with food that is unhealthy and unfitting for human consumption, such as lab grown meats!

Our healthcare system is now bought and paid for by the Global Elite.  Doctors and nurses have been bribed to follow draconian protocols and mandates.  Pharmaceutical companies’ main purpose is to make money at the expense of human life!  Following the science doesn’t have anything to do with science anymore but following a global agenda.  The healthcare system, for the most part, isn’t about keeping people healthy, it’s about keeping them in the system to make a profit!

Our energy grid is being systematically destroyed and replaced with an unviable source, one that is neither clean nor environmentally friendly.  It’s one that can easily be controlled by the Elite!  It’s not really about keeping the environment clean, it’s about control.

Virtually everything in this world is being changed, they are being perverted with an end goal in mind, a One World Government, One World Economy, and One World Religion!

What in this world isn’t being perverted?  Even our churches are being perverted!

Why Jesus Is No Longer the Only Way for Many American Christians

Nearly 70% of born-again Christians say other religions can lead to Heaven: study

Many people that say that they are Christians do not believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, some don’t even believe that Jesus Christ is God!

More than half of US adults, 30% of evangelicals believe Jesus isn’t God: study

The Pope is seen by many people, especially Catholics, as a world religious leader.  He is leading people down a dark path that is leading to a One World Religion!  Praying together with other faiths is apostasy my friends, no other way around it!

Pope Francis to join interfaith prayer for peace at Colosseum in Rome

What did the apostle Paul tell the church in Thessalonica about apostasy?  In 2 Thessalonians 2 he told them of a coming great apostasy that would happen before the rapture of the church.

Everything in this world is being perverted!  Our culture, our morals, our values, our economy, our food supply, our energy supply, our healthcare, even our faith!  Nothing is escaping the perversion that is permeating the world, nothing.  The world is being led astray; it is being deceived by satanic deception, by the father of all lies, Satan!

We were told that in the last days perilous times would come, well they are now upon us!  And if they are already this bad, then just how much longer could it be before the rapture of the church and the beginning of the Tribulation period?

There is only one thing restraining the evil and keeping the Antichrist from appearing on the scene, and that my friends is the Holy Spirit filled church!  Once the church is removed from the world then evil will have free reign upon the planet, and the Antichrist will be revealed, triggering the beginning of the Tribulation period by the confirmation of a covenant with many.

Daniel 9:27

“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;

But in the middle of the week

He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.

And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,

Even until the consummation, which is determined,

Is poured out on the desolate.”

As believers in Jesus Christ, filled with the Holy Spirit, we restrain evil in this world, nothing else.  It is by the power of God Almighty, nothing more, nothing less!  Stand firm in your faith in God, allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you, use His courage and His strength.

The truth is that there is only one way to heaven, and that way is by believing in and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior!

Accept Jesus Christ now as your Lord and Savior!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!  Looking up!!!

[ ::  12-31-18/1-1-19 New Years Eve service  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc hour is getting very close.  The earthquakes shall now get bigger, far bigger, far bigger, more powerful, the tornadoes and the hurricanes, oh you will see storms like the world has not seen, volcanoes like the world does not remember. Oh the things that are about to take place simply because it is my timing, etc

:: 12--22     Daily Mail    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Hell freezes over as ice storms cause chaos across the nation: Temperatures in Michigan town hit 1F on coldest Christmas Eve in generations, leaving 200m shivering, 65m people from Midwest to East Coast braced for rolling blackouts and at least 19 dead

    A bomb cyclone has swept through the United States, leaving 200 million Americans shivering on what will be the coldest Christmas Eve on record for scores of cities

    Temperatures in the tiny town of Hell, Michigan, hit 1F - meaning Hell has 'officially' frozen over

    Whiteout conditions across the Midwest left hundreds trapped in their cars, with many travel bans in place

    Around two million people are without power. North Carolina, Tennessee and Maine are suffering the most outages and further rolling blackouts are expected on Christmas Day 

    Amazon and FedEx warned promised delivery dates may not be met due to the extreme weather conditions

    Nearly 10,000 flights have been canceled or delayed as Americans desperately try to get home for Christmas 

By Paul Farrell For Dailymail.Com

Published: 08:28 EST, 24 December 2022 | Updated: 14:00 EST, 24 December 2022

A wild winter storm continued to envelop much of the United States on Christmas Eve, bringing record-breaking low temperatures for 200 million Americans, blinding blizzards, freezing rain and flooding.

The storm that arrived earlier in the week is nearly unprecedented in scope, some 2,000 miles wide and stretching from the Great Lakes near Canada to the Rio Grande along the Mexican border.

Even the tiny town of Hell, Michigan, has officially frozen over after temperatures plummeted Friday night to minus 50 degrees. A local bartender told the BBC: 'It's pretty cold here, but we're having a hell of a time.' Meanwhile, Seattle has turned into a giant ice skating rink, with videos showing cars and residents sliding about the streets.

The storm has also downed power lines across the nation, leaving around two million Americans without electricity. North Carolina alone has seen more than 400,000 outages and further rolling power cuts are expected on Christmas day.

Highways are littered with piles of wrecked cars after whiteout conditions caused deadly accidents. At least 19 people have lost their lives as a result of the brutal weather, latest figures show.

Temperatures are forecast to top out on Friday at just 8 degrees Fahrenheit in Pittsburgh, the largest city in western Pennsylvania, surpassing its previous all-time coldest Christmas Eve at 13 F, set in 1983, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

The capital cities of Florida and Georgia - Tallahassee and Atlanta - are also expected to record their coldest daytime Christmas Eve temperatures, while Washington, D.C., was forecast to see its chilliest Dec. 24 since 1906.

Nearly 10,000 flights in the US were delayed or canceled on Christmas Eve, according to tracking site FlightAware. Travelers have been forced to sleep on airport floors overnight, with many now unable to get home for the holidays.

Many families may also be waking up on Christmas morning to find there are no presents after FedEx issued a warning on its website that said guaranteed delivery dates previously promised may not be met due 'substantial' weather disruptions, particularly at hubs in Indianapolis and Memphis. Amazon is also predicting delays.

Around 60 percent of the U.S. population face some sort of winter weather advisory or warning after temperatures plummeted drastically below normal from east of the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians, the National Weather Service said.

Freezing rain coated much of the Pacific Northwest in a layer of ice, while people in the Northeast faced the threat of coastal and inland flooding.

In response to the inclement weather, President Joe Biden said: 'This is a really serious weather alert. Please take this storm extremely seriously.'

The NWS warned: 'In some areas, being outdoors could lead to frostbite in minutes.' 

Erie County, in Western New York, is experiencing some of the most extreme weather. 'This storm will likely at least jump near the top of the list of worst blizzards in the city’s history, if not even becoming the worst," AccuWeather Meteorologist Jake Sojda said.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said two people died in the area following medical emergencies because first responders could not get to them in time.

Poloncarz later said that due to the storm, which left vehicles strewn across roads, emergency services vehicles could not get out to the worst hit areas in Buffalo, Cheektowaga, the Town of Tonawanda, the Village of Kenmore, Lancaster, Amherst, Clarence, and Williamsville.

A public service ad pleaded for anybody with a snow mobile to come forward to help emergency services.

In the county, a driving ban was put in place, as New York State traffic cameras show the lack of visibility in the area. In Buffalo, city officials canceled the Buffalo Sabres home game with the Tampa Bay Lightening.

During a CNN broadcast, a bizarre moment occurred when reporter Polo Sandoval was barely visible on camera due to the whiteout conditions in Buffalo.  

Buffalo-based meteorologist Dan Russell said: 'I've covered many winter weather stormz through the years. This is about, if not the worst I've ever seen!'

The frigid temperatures and gusty winds were expected to produce 'dangerously cold wind chills across much of the central and eastern U.S. this holiday weekend,' the weather service said, adding that the conditions 'will create a potentially life-threatening hazard for travelers that become stranded.'

Multiple highways were closed and crashes claimed at least six lives, officials said. Four people died in a massive pileup involving some 50 vehicles on the Ohio Turnpike.

The crashes happened Friday afternoon along Interstate 80 eastbound between Route 53 and State Route 4 in Sandusky County, near Groton Township and the Erie County line.

Calling it a 'kitchen sink storm,' New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency. In parts of New York City, tidal flooding inundated roads, homes and businesses Friday morning.

New York City saw high winds, and flooding in some areas. Parts of Brooklyn and Queens were experiencing blackouts.

Phoenix Phung, a traveler in New York's LaGuardia Airport told CBS New York: 'They told me no flights through Southwest today or tomorrow, so I'm just going to head home I guess.'

Another traveler, Quanasia Smith, who was flying to meet a cruise ship told the station: 'Our ship is leaving tomorrow so we have no choice. If we miss it, we miss it, Christmas is canceled.'

On Saturday morning, Southwest Airlines said in a statement that they are in a 'State of Operational Emergency.'

Power operator PJM has ordered residents in 13 states to conserve electricity including Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Rolling blackouts were being initiated by power companies in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Ohio's provider, AEP warned customers that they have to reduce usage or face rolling blackouts on Christmas Day. 

In anticipation of the storm, northern Michigan couple David and Kathy Coveyou said they cooked their holiday food ahead of time in case they lost power.

David told the New York Times: 'No matter what comes, we’re going to be enjoying it, and there’s so much beauty up here with the snow. We might lose power but we’re going to have an absolutely wonderful Christmas.' 

The American Automobile Association had estimated that 112.7 million people planned to venture 50 miles or more from home between Friday and Jan. 2. But stormy weather heading into the weekend likely ended up keeping many of them at home.

The severe weather prompted authorities across the country to open warming centers in libraries and police stations, while scrambling to expand temporary shelter for the homeless. The challenge was compounded by the influx of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border by the thousands in recent weeks.

A Kansas City, Missouri, a driver was killed Thursday after skidding into a creek, and three others died Wednesday in separate crashes on icy northern Kansas roads.

While in McAlester, Oklahoma, a woman's water froze as soon as it left the tap.

In Canada, WestJet canceled all flights Friday at Toronto Pearson International Airport, as meteorologists there warned of a potential once-in-a-decade weather event.

While in Mexico, migrants camped near the US border in unusually cold temperatures as they awaited a U.S. Supreme Court decision on pandemic-era restrictions that prevent many from seeking asylum.

Forecasters said a bomb cyclonewhen atmospheric pressure drops very quickly in a strong storm — had developed near the Great Lakes, stirring up blizzard conditions, including heavy winds and snow.

Even people in Florida were braced for unusually chilly weather as rare freeze warnings were issued for large parts of the state over the holiday weekend.

Volunteers were rushing to get homeless people out of the cold. Nearly 170 adults and children were keeping warm early Friday in Detroit at a shelter designed to hold 100 people.

In Dallas, volunteers distributed blankets to 1,000 people in the city's homeless community. 

'This is a lot of extra people' but it wasn't an option to turn anyone away, said Faith Fowler, the executive director of Cass Community Social Services, which runs both facilities.

Emergency weather shelters in Portland, Oregon, called for volunteers amid high demand and staffing issues as snow, freezing rain, ice and frigid temperatures descended upon the area.

The flurry of yuletide temperature records were predicted as a U.S. deep freeze was sharpened by perilous wind chills. Freezing rain and ice from a separate storm in the Pacific Northwest made travel treacherous there as well on Friday.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said she was deploying the National Guard to haul timber to the Oglala Sioux and Rosebud Sioux tribes and help with snow removal.

'We have families that are way out there that we haven't heard from in two weeks,' said Wayne Boyd, chief of staff to the Rosebud Sioux president.

On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Harlie Young was huddled with five children and her father around a wood stove as 12-foot snow drifts blocked the house.

'We're just trying to look on the bright side that they're still coming and they didn't forget us,' she said Friday.

In Boston, rain combined with a high tide, flooded some downtown streets on Friday. Around 10:30 pm, six people were hospitalized following a crash in Lakeville, Massachusetts. Two of the six people were said to have serious injuries.

The Tennessee Titans postponed Saturday's kickoff against the Houston Texans by one hour at the request of Nashville mayor John Cooper over concerns about the city's power grid amid frigid temperatures in the region.

Cooper made his request with only hours to spare ahead of kickoff, which was scheduled for 1pm EST and 12pm local time. The game will now kickoff at 2pm EST. Rolling blackouts have been planned by the Tennessee Valley Authority to ease the demands currently overwhelming the area's power grid.

'Due to the extreme weather and power outages affecting our region, kickoff for today's game has been postponed one hour to 1pm CT,' read a team statement. 'This decision was made in partnership with the NFL, Office of Emergency Management, Nashville Electric Service and the Mayor's Office in an abundance of caution to ensure that the game would not negatively impact our community in any way.

'We are exploring every possibility to minimize non-essential power around the stadium. Gates are currently open and fans are welcome to enter.

Near Rockaway Beach in Queens, chunks of a dead sperm whale that washed up on the shore were driven onto the streets.

'In one of those 'Only in Rockaway' scenarios, it appears parts of the sperm whale that was necropsied last week, is now on Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 116th Street,' tweeted one local. 'Can't make this up.'

The 32-foot female whale washed up on December 13 and surfers and local authorities tried to return her to the ocean, but she died before she reached the open water.

Her carcass was chopped up for transportation, but slabs of whale meat were blown onto the streets on Friday by the wind and waves.

Meanwhile a couple in the area, clad in Bills branded swag, went viral as the enjoyed a barbecue and beer in the subzero conditions.


A bomb cyclone is a large midlatitude storm that intensifies quickly, bringing heavy snow, rain, high winds and coastal flooding. Midlatitude is a temperate zone north of the tropics that includes the entire continental US.

The name comes from the meteorological term 'bombogenesis,' or 'explosive cyclogenesis,' when a storm system's central pressure drops at least 24 millibars within 24 hours.

 A study found in 69 percent of cases, bomb cyclones frequently happened from December to February and early March.

The US Eastern Seaboard is one of the regions where bombogenesis is most common because storms in the midlatitudes draw their energy from large temperature contrasts.

Scribe note:  Many many nice photoes click on the link you'll be happy you did.


[ :: 11-3-13 am service  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::]

etc.  for the world hates the Christians more now than at anytime in history.  Even during the days Jesus walked on earth, it is much worse now and it is not going to get better because those that don’t believe the truth are going to come against you like never before because they don’t want you to know the truth etc.

:: 12--22     Fox News    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Twitter erupts over clip of UK woman arrested for silently praying across from abortion clinic: 'Terrifying'

One Twitter user remarked, 'Sorry but imagine not having a First Amendment'

Gabriel Hays  By Gabriel Hays | Fox News

Twitter erupts at clip of U.K. woman arrested for silently praying across from abortion clinic

Conservatives and free speech activists on Twitter railed against a recent viral video depicting police interrogating and ultimately arresting a pro-life woman who was silently praying outside of a U.K. abortion clinic.

Conservatives and free speech activists on Twitter railed against a recent video depicting police interrogating and ultimately arresting a pro-life woman who was silently praying outside a U.K. abortion clinic.

Those who watched the woman's arrest after admitting she was "praying in my head" were appalled. Some claimed this was proof that Great Britain had become a dystopia.

The woman who was arrested, Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, is the director of the U.K. March for Life.

According to Alliance Defending Freedom UK (ADF UK), Vaughan-Spruce "was standing near the BPAS Robert Clinic in Kings Norton, Birmingham in an area ADF UK called a 'censorship zone,' when police approached her after an onlooker complained she might be praying outside the abortion facility."

According to ADF UK, Birmingham authorities have established buffer zones near abortion clinics, making it illegal for people to engage in behavior disapproving or approving of abortion. This includes "graphic, verbal or written means, prayer or counseling."

The clip shows the woman silently standing on a curb across from an abortion clinic as British law enforcement officers approach her. One asks why she is standing there and responds that she’s there because of the abortion clinic. She denies that she is part of any protest.

The officer then asks, "Are you praying?" to which she responds, "I might be praying in my head." The officer then asks her if she’d be willing to go to the station for questioning about her actions. "If I’ve got a choice, then no," she responds, after which the officer states, "You're under arrest" and claims she’s charged with "suspicion of failing to comply with Public Spaces Protection Order."

Anglican priest Rev. Calvin Robinson slammed what he saw in the footage, saying, "This is terrifying. What have we become?! Under a Conservative government, too."

Catholic author and Compact Magazine founder Sohrab Ahmari tweeted, "OY YOU GO’ A LICENSE TO PRAY IN YOUR ’EAD MA’AM?"

Pro-life advocate Emily Rarick wrote, "This is absolute madness. How can someone be arrested for praying?"

Virginia GOP delegate Nick Freitas took the opportunity to remind users of George Orwell’s dystopia, tweeting, "1984 was a warning, not a guide."

RedState deputy managing editor Brandon Morse made the point, "If abortion advocates don't believe in God and think prayer is actually silly then what are they so afraid of?"

Conservative pundit Lauren Chen tweeted, "People are literally being arrested for thought crimes in the UK. Free speech is NOT a western value, it's a uniquely American one."

Nile Gardiner, former aide to the late former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, remarked, "This is appalling. Disgraceful to see a woman arrested for simply praying on a British street. This should not be happening under a Conservative Govt, and action should be taken by the Home Secretary to ensure that scenes like this are not repeated."

National Review staff writer Nate Hochman tweeted, "Sorry but imagine not having a First Amendment."



:: 12-19-22     All News Pipeline    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Trust The Data, Not The Conveyors Of Deadly Misinformation! And The Data Shows The US And UK Have A COVID Death Rate Nearly 50X Higher Than The Least Vaxxed Countries!

- While 'All Cause Deaths' Keeps Skyrocketing In The MOST VAXXED Countries!

By Joel S. Hirschhorn for All News Pipeline December 19, 2022

Word is that Elton John is quitting Twitter because he doesn’t want to support a platform that spreads COVID misinformation. This is ironic because Elton John himself is a major COVID misinformation spreader.

Here is the big lie. Elton claims that vaccination works, but he shows no ability to show us the data. The actual data shows countries which vaccinate more have higher COVID and all-cause death rates than those countries which avoided or downplayed vaccination.

For nearly 3 years, government authorities have refused to engage in debate about COVID mitigation policies. That’s the fundamental problem. No honest discussion of data.

Data is what matters. Consider Japan as the example for following Elton John’s advice because:

1 - Japan is highly vaccinated and

2 - They keep meticulously accurate death records.

Japan obediently followed Elton John’s pro-vaccine advice to a T and look what happened there: every time there is a new COVID wave, more people die from COVID than in the last wave:

Also, it’s not just COVID deaths. All-cause mortality in Japan is at record levels:

Of course, some people might argue that it is COVID variants, and not the vaccine, that is causing these excess deaths in Japan.

Consider COVID deaths rates in countries with very low vaccination rates such as Yemen (2.6%) and Haiti (2.1%), which are the two lowest vaccinated countries on the NY Times map.

Here’s the stats page for Haiti which shows only 860 COVID deaths in a population of 11.54 million which is a total of 75 COVID deaths per million (d/M).

Here is the stats page for Yemen which shows 2,159 COVID deaths in a population of 30.5M which is just 71 COVID d/M which is similar to Haiti.

Now consider highly vaccinated countries like Japan and UAE. Both countries should show death rates dramatically lower than the countries which don’t vaccinate.

1 - Using the same resource, Japan had 51,070 COVID deaths in a population of 126M, which is 405 d/M.

2 - UAE is highly vaccinated (99%), and they had 2,348 deaths on a population of 10M, which is 235 d/M.

What about the UK and the US?

1 - The UK isn’t as highly vaccinated (76%) and they had 212,766 deaths on a population of 67M, which is a breathtaking 3,175 COVID d/M. Wow.

2 - The US is slightly less vaccinated (69%) and has had 1,092,274 COVID deaths on a population of 332M which is 3,290 d/M.

Follow the data and see that vaccination was supposed to make things dramatically better but actually made things dramatically worse.

The US and UK have a COVID death rate nearly 50X higher than countries with very little vaccination. Why are we following their advice?

(ANP EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER: Due to heavy censorship by 'big tech' upon ANP articles, we're running an EMERGENCY fundraising drive. We also want to thank everybody who has donated to ANP over the years. With donations and ad revenue all that keep ANP online, if you're able, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this fight for America's future at this absolutely critical time in US history. During a time of systematic, 'big tech' censorship and widespread institutional corruption, truth-seeking media and alternative views are crucial, and EVERY little bit helps more than you could know!)

December 19, 2022

Trust The Data, Not The Conveyors Of Deadly Misinformation! And The Data Shows The US And UK Have A COVID Death Rate Nearly 50X Higher Than The Least Vaxxed Countries!

- While 'All Cause Deaths' Keeps Skyrocketing In The MOST VAXXED Countries!

By Joel S. Hirschhorn for All News Pipeline

Word is that Elton John is quitting Twitter because he doesn’t want to support a platform that spreads COVID misinformation. This is ironic because Elton John himself is a major COVID misinformation spreader.

Here is the big lie. Elton claims that vaccination works, but he shows no ability to show us the data. The actual data shows countries which vaccinate more have higher COVID and all-cause death rates than those countries which avoided or downplayed vaccination.

For nearly 3 years, government authorities have refused to engage in debate about COVID mitigation policies. That’s the fundamental problem. No honest discussion of data.

Data is what matters. Consider Japan as the example for following Elton John’s advice because:

1 - Japan is highly vaccinated and

2 - They keep meticulously accurate death records.

Japan obediently followed Elton John’s pro-vaccine advice to a T and look what happened there: every time time there is a new COVID wave, more people die from COVID than in the last wave:

Also, it’s not just COVID deaths. All-cause mortality in Japan is at record levels:

Of course, some people might argue that it is COVID variants, and not the vaccine, that is causing these excess deaths in Japan.

Consider COVID deaths rates in countries with very low vaccination rates such as Yemen (2.6%) and Haiti (2.1%), which are the two lowest vaccinated countries on the NY Times map.

Here’s the stats page for Haiti which shows only 860 COVID deaths in a population of 11.54 million which is a total of 75 COVID deaths per million (d/M).

Here is the stats page for Yemen which shows 2,159 COVID deaths in a population of 30.5M which is just 71 COVID d/M which is similar to Haiti.

Now consider highly vaccinated countries like Japan and UAE. Both countries should show death rates dramatically lower than the countries which don’t vaccinate.

1 - Using the same resource, Japan had 51,070 COVID deaths in a population of 126M, which is 405 d/M.

2 - UAE is highly vaccinated (99%), and they had 2,348 deaths on a population of 10M, which is 235 d/M.

What about the UK and the US?

1 - The UK isn’t as highly vaccinated (76%) and they had 212,766 deaths on a population of 67M, which is a breathtaking 3,175 COVID d/M. Wow.

2 - The US is slightly less vaccinated (69%) and has had 1,092,274 COVID deaths on a population of 332M which is 3,290 d/M.

Follow the data and see that vaccination was supposed to make things dramatically better but actually made things dramatically worse.

The US and UK have a COVID death rate nearly 50X higher than countries with very little vaccination. Why are we following their advice?

(ANP EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER: Due to heavy censorship by 'big tech' upon ANP articles, we're running an EMERGENCY fundraising drive. We also want to thank everybody who has donated to ANP over the years. With donations and ad revenue all that keep ANP online, if you're able, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this fight for America's future at this absolutely critical time in US history. During a time of systematic, 'big tech' censorship and widespread institutional corruption, truth-seeking media and alternative views are crucial, and EVERY little bit helps more than you could know!)

In fact, the situation is so bad in Japan that normally reserved and respectful members of the Japanese medical community are now furious as you can see by watching Japanese Professor Fukushima express his utter exasperation at the idiocy of following Elton John’s advice that is pays to vaccinate the population.

Let Elton and other pro vaccine celebrities produce data showing that countries which vaccinate more have lower COVID deaths?

Showing us the data is much more persuasive than quitting Twitter.

If you want to convince us to take the shot, you need to SHOW US THE DATA showing taking the shot lowers ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY.

We see that not only isn’t all-cause mortality lowered, but COVID mortality isn’t lowered either. So it’s stupid and evil to vaccinate everyone. That’s what the numbers show.


Most of the world’s health authorities still push vaccines do not want to talk about COVID vaccine data.

Perhaps Elton John and many others like him will show all of us who have a very negative view of the effectiveness and safety of the COVID vaccines how we got it wrong?

The great Dr. Peter McCullough said recently “the mass mandated programs have not ended the pandemic and have not lowered mortality. In fact it’s just the opposite. Where the products were heavily used in mandated programs like Australia, mortality has skyrocketed."


:: 12-19-22    Daily Mail     :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Russia launches fresh wave of 35 Iranian-made suicide drones hitting Kyiv energy hub in huge explosion - as Zelensky begs the West for more air defence supplies

    The attacks rocked Kyiv's Solomianskyi and Shevchenkivskyi regions early today

    The fresh drones mark Moscow's third attack on the Ukrainian capital in six days

    Ukrainian Air Force shot down 30 incoming drones and no one was wounded

By Eleanor Dye For Mailonline

Published: 05:20 EST, 19 December 2022 | Updated: 11:40 EST, 19 December 2022

Russia has pounded Ukraine with 35 more Kamikaze Iranian-made drones, hitting a key energy hub in a huge explosion.

The drones were unleashed in the early hours of Monday as many people slept, hitting critical infrastructure in and around Kyiv in Moscow's third air attack on the Ukrainian capital in six days.

Kyiv's mayor said no one had died or been wounded in the attacks on Kyiv that rocked the capital's Solomianskyi and Shevchenkivskyi districts, according to preliminary information.

Hours later, Volodymyr Zelensky urged the leaders of northern European nations to ramp up the supply of air defence systems to his war-torn nation.

Now Zelensky has begged the West for more air defence supplies following the attack.

Addressing a meeting of the Joint Expeditionary Force through an interpreter via video link, the Ukrainian president said: 'Russian aggression can and must fail. The task now is to make sure it happens faster.

'I call upon you to do everything to accelerate the defeat of the occupiers.'

He said millions were left without heat and water after Russia launched further attacks using Iranian drones last night.

Mr Zelensky said: 'May I ask you to increase the possibility of supplying air defence systems to our country...

'100% air shield for Ukraine, that would be one of the most successful steps against Russian aggression and this step is required right now.'

'Kamikaze' or 'suicide' drones are cheaply produced, disposable unmanned aircraft that fly towards their target before plummeting at velocity and detonating on impact.

Under the darkness of night, a fire raged at one site at an energy facility in the often targeted central Shevchenkivskyi district, a witness said.

'I heard an explosion. And in three or four minutes I heard another explosion,' said an old man who works at a guard at a nearby hospital.

The Solomianskyi district in the western part of Kyiv is a busy transport hub, home to a train station and one of the city's two passenger airports.

Kyiv officials said 18 out of 23 drones were shot down over the city of 3.6 million.

'As a result of the attack on the capital, critical infrastructure facilities were damaged,' Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app.

'Energy and heating engineers are working to quickly stabilise the situation with energy and heat supply.'

Oleskiy Kuleba, governor of the region surrounding Kyiv said infrastructure and private houses were damaged by the night drone attacks and that two people were wounded. He described the damage as 'fairly serious.'

Ukraine's military said the attack was carried out with 35 Iranian-made Shahed drones that were launched from the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov.

The sea lies to the east of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula which Russia seized from Kyiv in 2014.

Ukrainians nickname the Iranian-made drones 'mopeds' for the buzzing sound of their engines.

Russia fired more than 70 missiles at Ukraine on Friday in one of its biggest attacks since the war began, knocking out power in the second-biggest city and forcing Kyiv to implement emergency blackouts nationwide, Ukrainian officials said.

Air raid alerts were issued at around 2.20am local time (12.20am GMT) and the sky was only finally declared clear at 5.50am local time after the attacks.

US officials said last week that Moscow has been looking to Iran to resupply the Russian military with drones and surface-to-surface missiles.

Moscow said Monday that its air defence systems had shot down four US-made missiles over a southern Russian region bordering Ukraine, in one of its first such claims in nearly 10 months of fighting.

'Four American 'HARM' anti-radar missiles were shot down in the airspace over the Belgorod region,' Russia's defence ministry said in a statement on social media, referring to a region that says it is regularly hit by Ukraine strikes.

Share or comment on this article: Russian pounds Ukraine with 35 more Kamikaze drones hitting key energy hub in huge explosion




[ :: 1-28-18 am service  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc. you shall see Russia go to war very soon now, you shall see Babylon destroyed in twenty four hours, you shall see the great earthquake, you shall see these things etc

etc You see the King of Jordan as he brings his restrictions, as he demands that you stay away from the temple, that you do not move Jerusalem. You hear America now saying they may change their mind, do they know not what this will bring forth, this will be the dividing of the land again. Once again I gave you that land, that land is your land and you have no right giving even a gravesite away to another country, that is my land. And when you divide that land, not only will you divide that land, but you will divide America and the great lakes will flow to New Orleans and disaster shall take place. Do you not see the volcanoes; do you not hear about the earthquakes, do you not realize that the plates underneath the ocean have shifted? Do you not see Russia on the move; does she not have her largest submarine setting off of North Carolina and South Carolina and Virginia? etc

:: 12-20-22     New York Post    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

 Huge 6.4-magnitude quake rocks Northern California

By Lee Brown         December 20, 2022 6:41am Updated

A huge 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California early Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The “notable” quake struck around seven miles west-southwest of Ferndale, a town of about 15,000 people 261 miles north of San Francisco, the USGS said at 5:45 a.m., which was 2:45 a.m. local time.


It set off the agency’s early-earning “shake alert,” but was initially not expected to create a damaging tsunami in the area, the National Weather Service said.

There were no initial reports of widespread damage, but locals tweeted images of the aftermath, with more than 65,000 people losing power in the area, also affecting Eureka and Fortuna.

The Humbolt County Sheriff’s Office also said power was out across the county.

The USGS tweeted about the “notable” quake at 5:45 a.m., or 2:45 a.m. local time in California.

“That was a big one,” Caroline Titus, a former editor of a Ferndale newspaper, tweeted along with video of toppled items strewn around the floor of her home. “Home is a mess,” she said.

It came exactly a year to the day the same area was rocked by a 6.2-magnitude quake, with Titus among those who had shared images of the damage then, too.

Sites monitoring scanner traffic said authorities were called out to gas leaks in the area, with no initial indication of how widespread the issue was.

The earthquake came just days after a small magnitude-3.6 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area, waking up thousands of people at 3:39 a.m. Saturday and causing minor damage. That one was centered in El Cerrito, about a 16-mile drive from downtown San Francisco.

[ :: 7-2-17 Campmeeting 2017 afternoon service  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::]

You are going to see much more happening overseas now much more.  Russia, they have been poked in the eye so long they are ready to fight.  North Korea has been mocked for so long they are ready to fight.  They are not afraid of those ships that are out there; they were out there during the Korean War.  Oh, wake up, wake up, you need to turn to me and not to your own ways, for the old ways never did work etc  

:: 12-15-22      Hal Turner Radio Show    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::


Deputy Speaker of Russian Senate: West Faces EXISTENTIAL CHOICE; Continue Suicidal Strategy or Engage Self Preservation

World Hal Turner            15 December 2022 Hits: 9969

Konstantin Kosachev, the Deputy Speaker of Russia's Federation Council (Senate) said this week the West will soon face an EXISTENTIAL choice: It can continue with a SUICIDAL strategy (in Ukraine) or apply SELF PRESERVATION.  He's talking about us all . . . being killed.

Western countries are standing at a crossroads and must decide whether they want to continue pursuing selfish policies that address only their own security, or recognize that this is a dead-end track, the vice speaker of upper chamber of the Russian parliament, Konstantin Kosachev, said on Tuesday.

Writing on Telegram, Kosachev, who also chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, said that “sooner or later, the West will have to make an existential choice” between catering for only its own interests, “or admitting that this suicidal strategy has exhausted itself.”

The senator noted that a return to the principle of “indivisibility of security architecture” was the only path forward. Kosachev explained that this means a “deliberate refusal to ensure one’s own security at the expense” of other countries, adding that it serves “as a cornerstone” for all complex diplomatic arrangements.

The vice speaker also claimed that there is a rift between Western countries on this issue. He pointed to the statements made by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the need for a new security framework after the Ukraine conflict ends.

According to Kosachev, these remarks “suggest that there are still remnants of common sense and a sense of self-preservation in France and Germany, which are behaving more responsibly.” That sentiment, however, is not shared by a number of other EU countries, including the Baltic nations and Poland, he stated.

Earlier this month, Macron expressed the view that NATO should prepare security guarantees for Russia after the Ukraine conflict is settled. Around the same time, Scholz noted that peace in Europe depends on the revival of post-Cold War security arrangements with Russia.

Reuters reported on Monday, citing sources, that the three Baltic states, along with Poland and Slovakia, had officially lodged their disapproval of the French leader’s remarks on making guarantees to Moscow. The same day, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski said that Russia should not expect such promises from other nations, arguing that Moscow has to ensure the safety of the EU, and not the other way around.

Hal Turner Analysis and Opinion

"Existential choice:" Whether we continue to exist.

"Suicidal Strategy" A strategy that is going to get us killed.

"Self Preservation:" Saving our own lives . . . .

The Deputy Speaker of the Russian Federation Council is talking about us existing no more because our strategy is suicidal and that only France and Germany show any sign of self-preservation.  These words are from a high ranking official in a country that can actually DO what he is talking about.

 US and Western government public servants are leading us into our own deaths with their obsession over Ukraine and what they're trying to do to Russia.  Russia is actually SAYING these words now; that's how far this situation has gone.

Do YOU want to face the end of your existence because the US government and governments in Europe are acting so badly?  Do YOU have any clue their actions are so aggressive that Russia views them as almost being suicidal?  Do YOU have any sense of self-Preservation?  Because according to Deputy Speaker Kosachev, YOUR self-preservation seems to be at stake.

Words like this are not generally spoken in world affairs.  Yet these are, in fact, the precise words now being used by Russian leadership.

Were you even AWARE that the US and European Governments had pushed things this far?

You would do well to get up off your butt and start telling American and European officials their behavior is heading toward getting millions of us killed.

It was just Tuesday that Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Russia-1 TV that Russia has arrived at a stop called "confrontation" and they are not shying away from that.

IT was later Tuesday that Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov said relations between Russia and the West has past "the point of no return."

Folks, this is literally Doomsday language.  From three top Russian officials - none of whom is Putin. 

Things are escalating out of control - fast.   Our governments are going to get a whole lot of us killed.

We, as regular citizens, must step-up for our own self preservation, and demand the US government and European governments cease their suicidal strategy.  It's almost too late but there still may be time, if we all take action, now.


To demonstrate just how serious the situation actually is, the Russian Ministry of Defense revealed this week that TWO Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM's) were loaded into new silos in Kozelsk, Russia in the past two days!   Each "YARS" missile carries eight (8) nuclear warheads.  Each of those warheads has an explosive yield of 800 kilotons.  So between those two new missiles, Russia can vaporize sixteen separate targets!

[ :: 8-9-17 pm service (first word)  ::  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::]

etc.  If you look at Russia she is ready to strike, Iran ready to strike, North Korea ready to strike, they are not playing games; they are serious with the things that they are saying.  Only you have felt that they have feared you, and because you have felt that they have feared you, you are not listening as close as you should. etc. 

:: 12-13-22      Newsmax    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

US Planning to Ship Patriot Missile Defense System to Ukraine

 By Jeffrey Rodack    |   Tuesday, 13 December 2022 01:48 PM EST

Plans by the U.S. to send the Patriot Missile Defense System to Ukraine are in the final stages and could be announced as early as this week, CNN reported.

The news network attributed its information to two U.S. officials and a senior administration official.

However, before the plans can be executed, they need Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's approval and President Joe Biden's signature, CNN said.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken had told CNN in November that the U.S. is "very focused" on sending air defense systems to Ukraine.

"We're now very focused on air defense systems and not just us, many other countries," he said.

"And we're working to make sure that the Ukrainians get those systems as quickly as possible but also as effectively as possible, making sure that they are trained on them, making sure they have the ability to maintain them, and all of that has to come together and it is.

"We have a very deliberate process established by the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in Ramstein, Germany, that meets regularly to make sure that the Ukrainians are getting what they need, when they need it."

Ukraine has been requesting the system for months, CNN reported.

And the U.S. had been considering sending the system to Ukraine to bolster air defenses against ongoing Russian missile strikes, a senior U.S. defense official said.

"Patriot is one of the air defense capabilities that is being considered along with all others," he said.

The Patriot missile defense system, made by Raytheon, is the most sophisticated surface-to-air missile defense system NATO has at its disposal. They are designed to track and take on inbound ballistic and cruise missiles and aircraft.

:: 12-8-22      The Eur Asia Times    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Ukraine War: Germany ‘Runs Low’ On Ammunition & Is Critically Dependent On China To Restock Its Arsenal

By Ashish Dangwal  December 8, 2022

While military assistance to Ukraine is depleting Germany’s ammunition reserves, a recent report by the German-language newspaper, Die Welt, suggests the slowdown in component imports from China could worsen the issue.

    Fortress On Wheels: Russia Flaunts Its Heavy-Duty Armored Train Used For Critical Military Missions In Ukraine

The report said that German ammunition manufacturers recently warned about the waiting period for orders of cotton linters from Chinaa crucial component for propelling charges for small guns and artilleryhas tripled to up to nine months.

German ammunition makers flagged this information at a recent defense symposium near Munich. The German government hosted a roundtable discussion with ammunition manufacturers on November 28; however, no specific outcomes were made public.

Industry sources said that all European ammunition producers depend on China for cotton linters, even though it is a commodity produced and traded globally.

Wolfgang Hellmich, the defense affairs speaker for the in-power Social Democratic Party (SPD) in parliament, told Asia Nikkei that the significant supply shortages of China-sourced materials for military equipment are particularly problematic for ammunition and specific steels.

He said that at the roundtable on ammunition, the officials addressed how to swiftly alleviate bottlenecks in the supply of ammunition and that all parties were working nonstop to find ways to avoid significant inventory gaps.

The management of the German ammunition manufacturer MEN Metallwerk Elisenhuette reportedly chastised the government for being slower than other European nations to place orders with the defense industry.

German Army Leopard II | Free Photo - rawpixel

The Bundeswehr, the German military, has realized that its stocks would be utterly insufficient for such high-intensity conflict in the wake of Russia’s daily artillery shelling of tens of thousands of rounds into Ukraine.

After Russia invaded Ukraine, the SPD-led administration of Chancellor Olaf Scholz set up a special 100 billion euro ($106 billion) budget to modernize its under-equipped armed forces.

The administration is in a dilemma because Germany is simultaneously providing ammunition to Ukraine’s military, including ammo for machine guns, anti-aircraft guns, and multiple rocket launchers.

Henning Otte, a member of the opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the deputy chair of the Bundestag’s defense committee, claimed that the reliance on China is causing difficulties in the stockpiling effort.

The US defense firms also employ rare earth, raw materials, and components from China.

Timothy Heath, a senior international defense researcher at RAND Corporation, said that “this reflects the globalized nature of production. Department of Defense policymakers are trying to persuade the companies to reduce or eliminate their reliance on Chinese suppliers.”

German Ammo Stocks Are Running Low

Germany is running out of ammunition as it transfers armaments into Ukraine in light of the prolonged conflict. Germany is far from meeting the alliance’s requirement that each member keeps enough weapons to last 30 days of battle.

Furthermore, Berlin’s need for weapons has increased due to the federal government providing Ukraine with weapons from the Bundeswehr stockpile.

Eva Hoegl, the defense commissioner for the German Parliament, previously stated that her nation needs an extra 20 billion euros ($19.4 billion) to buy enough munitions to satisfy NATO criteria.

Germany continues to supply Ukraine with weapons, making it one of the biggest European supporters of Kyiv. The high-value equipment transferred to Ukraine includes self-propelled howitzers, multiple-launch rocket systems, anti-aircraft systems, and counter-battery radar.

Previously, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, “We delivered whatever we had: anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems, mines, guns, tons of ammunition, and non-lethal aid. Since then, we’ve progressed to more intricate and valuable systems.”


IRIS-T SLM ground-based air defense system

Officials from Europe declared that Russia could not be allowed to win in Ukraine and that they would continue to help Ukraine. However, they all expressed concern about domestic defense requirements.

The war has put a burden on the NATO nations’ already-dwindling arsenals. Some allies sent all their reserve Soviet-era weapons and are awaiting replacements from the US.

Furthermore, European nations may find it challenging to replenish their arsenal quickly since they no longer have a robust defense industry to produce replacements. Instead, many of them depend on the American defense industry.

Nevertheless, according to experts, it will take time to replenish stocks and recover the ability to produce weapons. The whole process might necessitate greater infrastructure investment in some small nations.

    Contact the author at ashishmichel(at)

    Follow EurAsian Times on Google News

Read More

[:: 7-11-2004 pm service   :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  (fifth word)  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ]

etc.. Did I not warn you that the days would be like Sodom and Gomorrah as it was in the days of Lot? When America accepts this lifestyle and makes a law protecting them, she will be like Samson breaking her last vow. I will no longer stand with her neither will my blessing be upon her, then shall come to pass in my timing, the twenty four hour period of Babylon’s destruction. For you have not a leader of this country who follows my word or ways. They have gone the ways of the antichrist system and forsaken the religion of their forefathers of days gone by. etc..

:: 12-13-22     Prophecy News Tracker    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Drag Queen Story Hour Performer To Attend White House Ceremony

By Author1 -  December 13, 2022

When President Joe Biden signs the Respect for Marriage Act this afternoon, he’ll be flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, first lady Jill Biden, and gay drag queen story hour performer Marti Cummings, according to an invite posted by Cummings.

To be a non binary drag artist invited to the White House is something I never imagined would happen,” Cummings wrote in a Monday social media post, along with a photo of an invitation from Biden. The bill signing ceremony is scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.” Romans 1:28

Cummings has been a performer at the controversial drag queen story hour for years. As recently as Dec. 4, Cummings shared a photo at a drag queen story hour featuring a number of toddlers. “Despite what conservatives say, this family friend [sic] event is a way to spread joy, teach acceptance & love,” Cummings tweeted.

I love doing Drag Story Hour. Despite what conservatives say, this family friend event is a way to spread joy, teach acceptance & love. A way to bring people together. Kids just want to hear their favorite stories…keep spreading hate because I’m gonna keep spreading joy

    — Marti (@MartiGCummings) December 4, 2022

Critics of performances such as those say they often expose children to sexually inappropriate material, such as men in revealing and suggestive clothing. Despite those concerns, drag queen story hours remain popular in many deep-blue pockets of the country such as New York City, where Cummings unsuccessfully ran to be a member of the city council.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Read More @ Free Beacon HERE 

[ 4-22-18 am service :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc for great disaster now cometh upon the face of the earth and you shall see it all.  For you cannot poke a dog in its eye continually no matter how tame and not have him respond, and you shall see the responses, they shall not be what you want, but it is that time and they shall not change because it is that time etc.

:: 12-16-22      Express    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Putin readies second nuclear weapon this week amid chilling threats of London attack

Moscow has made a number of threats to launch nuclear weapons since the start of the war in Ukraine in February.

By Sean Meleady  03:37, Fri, Dec 16, 2022 | UPDATED: 03:37, Fri, Dec 16, 2022

Russia has prepared one if its nuclear weapons for combat just a day after another one was readied. New footage shows a Yars strategic missile being placed in an underground shaft in a Russian military complex.

It comes a day after another Yars missile was manoeuvred into a silo on the same site.

The Yars intercontinental ballistic missile is one of the most deadly weapons with a 7,500-mile range, meaning that it could hit the UK or US.

In the video released by the Russian Defence Ministry, a huge missile is seen being loaded into an underground shaft at the Kozelsky compound around 160 miles southwest of Moscow.

The footage shows the missile being carried on a Yars launch vehicle alongside a heavy military presence.

Putin readies second nuclear weapon this week amid chilling threats of London attack

Moscow has made a number of threats to launch nuclear weapons since the start of the war in Ukraine in February.

By Sean Meleady

03:37, Fri, Dec 16, 2022 | UPDATED: 03:37, Fri, Dec 16, 2022


Russia: Former navy officer warns about Putin nuclear threat

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Russia has prepared one if its nuclear weapons for combat just a day after another one was readied. New footage shows a Yars strategic missile being placed in an underground shaft in a Russian military complex.

    More than 4,300 Russian troops 'ready to surrender to Ukraine'

    Ukraine bracing for new year offensive from Putin

It comes a day after another Yars missile was manoeuvred into a silo on the same site.

The Yars intercontinental ballistic missile is one of the most deadly weapons with a 7,500-mile range, meaning that it could hit the UK or US.

In the video released by the Russian Defence Ministry, a huge missile is seen being loaded into an underground shaft at the Kozelsky compound around 160 miles southwest of Moscow.

The footage shows the missile being carried on a Yars launch vehicle alongside a heavy military presence.


Vladimir Putin could be preparing for a nuclear strike on the UK (Image: Getty Images )


Peace activists with Biden and Putin masks in Berlin in January 2021 (Image: Getty Images )

Footage then shows the missile being lowered into the launch silo and then titled 90 degrees.

It is widely seen as a form of nuclear showboating ahead of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces Day on Saturday.

In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin was filmed watching the launch of a similar Yars missile as part of a mock attack on Britain and the US.

It comes after a pro-Putin MP and military expert called for a nuclear strike on the UK.

[ :: 7-3-17 morning service  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::]

For they have poked the bear over and over and they tell the bear how much more mightier than they are and the bear has now spoken.  If those that are speaking against us don’t stop we will strike you and you will know you have been struck. etc

:: 12-15-22     PBS    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Russia warns of ‘consequences’ if U.S. sends Patriot missiles to Ukraine

World Dec 15, 2022 9:44 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry warned Thursday that if the United States confirms reports that it plans to deliver sophisticated air defense missiles to Ukraine, it would be “another provocative move by the U.S.” that could prompt a response from Moscow.

Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in a weekly briefing Thursday that “the U.S. has effectively become a party” to the war in Ukraine, following reports that it will provide Kyiv with Patriot surface-to-air missiles, the most advanced the West has yet provided to help Ukraine’s military repel Russian aerial attacks.

Zakharova added that growing amounts of U.S. military assistance, including the transfer of such sophisticated weapons, “would mean even broader involvement of military personnel in the hostilities and could entail possible consequences.” She did not specify what the consequences might be.

U.S. officials said Tuesday that Washington was poised to approve sending a Patriot missile battery to Ukraine, finally agreeing to an urgent request from Ukrainian leaders desperate for more robust weapons to shoot down incoming Russian missiles that have crippled much of the country’s vital infrastructure. An official announcement is expected soon.

A Patriot battery can need as many as 90 troops to operate and maintain it, and for months the U.S. was reluctant to provide the complex system because sending forces into Ukraine to operate it is a non-starter for the administration of President Joe Biden.

Yet concerns remain that even without the presence of U.S. servicemen to train Ukrainians on how to use the system, deployment of the missiles could provoke Russia or risk that a fired projectile could end up hitting inside Russia, further escalating the conflict.

Even before reports emerged on the delivery of Patriot systems, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of Russia’s Security Council which is chaired by President Vladimir Putin, warned that if Patriots enter Ukraine “along with NATO personnel, they will immediately become a legitimate target for our armed forces.”

Asked Wednesday whether the Kremlin backs that threat, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov answered yes, but added in a conference call with reporters that he would refrain from more detailed comment until the U.S. officially announces the Patriot delivery to Ukraine.

White House and Pentagon leaders have said consistently that providing Ukraine with additional air defenses is a priority, and Patriot missiles have been under consideration for some time. Officials said that as the winter closed in and the Russian bombardment of civilian infrastructure escalated, that consideration took on increased priority.

Ukraine’s electricity provider said Thursday that the country’s energy system was suffering a “significant deficit of electricity,” and that emergency shutdowns had been applied in some areas of the country as temperatures hover around or below freezing.

The state-owned grid operator Ukrenergo warned in a statement on Facebook that damage caused to energy infrastructure by Russian attacks is being compounded by harsh weather conditions, including snow, ice and strong winds.

Maximum temperatures in the capital Kyiv were forecast to barely go above freezing headed into the weekend, with even colder weather expected early next week.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office, wrote on Telegram that the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson was left completely without power following Russian shelling on Thursday, adding that two people were known to have been killed in the attacks.

Heavy shelling of a critical infrastructure facility in the city’s Korabelny district was still underway as of around 1 p.m. local time, and Russian shells had hit 100 meters (yards) from the regional administration building, he said.

As Russian attacks on civilian infrastructure continued to knock out power around the country on Wednesday and Thursday, seven civilians were killed and a further 19 wounded, according to a Thursday report from the Ukrainian president’s office.

The head of Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk province, Pavlo Kyrylenko, reported Thursday that Russian strikes the previous day had killed two civilians and injured seven.

Kremlin-backed authorities in the region, which was illegally annexed by Moscow in September, announced that Russia had taken control of 80% of the city of Marinka, seen as critical to Ukrainian hopes of retaking the regional capital, Donetsk.

Denis Pushilin, the Moscow-installed acting regional head, told Russian state TV that “fighting is ongoing in high-rise buildings.”

In Avdiivka, some 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of Russian-held Donetsk city, there were two airstrikes overnight Wednesday, and a residential area came under rocket fire Thursday morning. Periodic artillery fire in Vuhledar, located to the southwest of Donetsk, damaged three houses. West of Donetsk, the city of Kurakhove and two villages came under fire, with one house damaged.

By —  Jamey Keaten, Associated Press

[ :: 7-11-04 pm service (fifth word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc.. Did I not warn you that the days would be like Sodom and Gomorrah as it was in the days of Lot? When America accepts this lifestyle and makes a law protecting them, she will be like Samson breaking her last vow. I will no longer stand with her neither will my blessing be upon her, then shall come to pass in my timing, the twenty four hour period of Babylon’s destruction. For you have not a leader of this country who follows my word or ways. They have gone the ways of the antichrist system and forsaken the religion of their forefathers of days gone by. etc..

:: 12-8-22 Post Standard :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Bill protecting same-sex, interracial marriages set for passage

Published: Dec. 08, 2022, 6:27 a.m. By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to give final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages in federal law, a monumental step in a decades-long battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes.

A law requiring all states to recognize same-sex marriages would come as a a relief for hundreds of thousands of couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that legalized those marriages nationwide. The bipartisan legislation would also protect interracial unions by requiring states to recognize legal marriages regardless of “sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin.”

President Joe Biden backs the bill and said he will “promptly and proudly” sign it into law.

Democrats have moved the bill quickly through the House and Senate since the Supreme Court’s June decision that overturned the federal right to an abortion. That ruling included a concurring opinion from Justice Clarence Thomas that suggested same-sex marriage should also be reconsidered.

Roused to action by the court, the House passed a bill to protect the same-sex unions in July with the support of 47 Republicans, a robust and unexpected show of support that kick-started serious negotiations in the Senate. After months of talks, the Senate passed the legislation last week with 12 Republican votes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has said she is happy that the marriage legislation will be one of her last acts in leadership before stepping aside in January. “I’m so excited,” she said of the legislation, which she said will ensure that “the federal government will never again stand in the way of marrying the person you love.”

The legislation would not require states to allow same-sex couples to marry, as the Obergefell ruling now does. But it would require states to recognize all marriages that were legal where they were performed and it would protect current same-sex unions if the court’s 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision were to be overturned.

While it’s not everything advocates may have wanted, passage of the legislation represents a watershed moment. Just a decade ago, many Republicans openly campaigned on blocking same-sex marriages; today more than two-thirds of the public support them.

Democrats in the Senate, led by Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema, slowly won over key Republican votes by negotiating an amendment that would clarify that the legislation does not affect the rights of private individuals or businesses that are already enshrined in current law. The amended bill would also make clear that a marriage is between two people, an effort to ward off some far-right criticism that the legislation could endorse polygamy.

In the end, several religious groups, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, came out in support of the bill. The Mormon church said it would support rights for same-sex couples as long as they didn’t infringe upon religious groups’ right to believe as they choose.

Still, most Republicans opposed the legislation and some conservative advocacy groups lobbied aggressively against it in recent weeks, arguing that it doesn’t do enough to protect those who want to refuse services for same-sex couples.

“Marriage is the exclusive, lifelong, conjugal union between one man and one woman, and any departure from that design hurts the indispensable goal of having every child raised in a stable home by the mom and dad who conceived him,” the Heritage Foundation’s Roger Severino, vice president of domestic policy, wrote in a recent blog post arguing against the bill.

In Congress, as public sentiment has shifted, Republicans have largely shied away from making that argument. On the House floor Wednesday night, a handful of Republicans voiced opposition over the legislation for process reasons — saying that it hadn’t gotten a full hearing in the House — or by arguing that the religious liberty provisions added by the Senate weren’t enough.

The bill’s supporters will be watching to see whether the 47 Republicans who previously backed the legislation will stick with it, and whether they could gain more votes especially now that it includes the additional religious liberty provisions negotiated by Senate Republicans. Heritage and other groups have been pushing Republicans who support the bill to switch their position.

The almost four dozen Republicans who supported the bill this summer represented a wide range of the GOP caucus — from more moderate members to Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry, the chair of the conservative hard-right House Freedom Caucus, and New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, the No. 3 House Republican. All four Republican members of Utah’s congressional delegation also supported the legislation. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy voted against the measure.

The votes come as the LGBTQ community has faced violent attacks, such as the shooting earlier this month at a gay nightclub in Colorado that killed five people and injured at least 17.

We have been through a lot,” said Kelley Robinson, the incoming president of the advocacy group Human Rights Campaign. But Robinson says the votes show “in such an important way” that the country values LBGTQ people.

“We are part of the full story of what it means to be an American,” said Robinson, who was inside the Senate chamber for last week’s vote with her wife and young son. “It really speaks to them validating our love.”

The vote was personal for many senators, too. The day the bill passed their chamber, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was wearing the tie he wore at his daughter’s wedding to another woman. He recalled that day as “one of the happiest moments of my life.”

Baldwin, the first openly gay senator who has been working on gay rights issues for almost four decades, tearfully hugged Schumer as the final vote was underway. She tweeted thanks to the same-sex and interracial couples who she said made the moment possible.

“By living as your true selves, you changed the hearts and minds of people around you,” she wrote. 

:: 12--22 The Washington Post :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Biden to sign landmark bill to protect same-sex, interracial marriages

Amy Wang 1 hr ago  Comments

President Biden is slated to sign the Respect for Marriage Act into law Tuesday afternoon, granting federal protections to same-sex and interracial couples, and marking a milestone in the decades-long fight for marriage equality.

Thousands are expected to attend the 3 p.m. South Lawn signing ceremony, which will also include musical guests and performances in “a celebrated event,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday.

The Respect for Marriage Act … will give peace of mind to millions of LGBTQ+ and interracial couples who will finally be guaranteed the rights and protections to which they and their children are entitled to,” Jean-Pierre said.The legislation also enjoys support from a majority of Americans across party lines and faith.”

The landmark legislation passed the Senate last month and the House last week with strong bipartisan support: 12 Republican senators and 39 GOP House members joined all Democrats and independents in both chambers to pass the bill.

Biden said in a statement last week that Congress had restored “a measure of security to millions of marriages and families” after the Supreme Court in June ended the right to abortion after nearly 50 years, and Justice Clarence Thomas said the court should also reexamine cases that set precedent on LGBT rights.

On Tuesday, Biden hailed the Respect for Marriage Act as “a landmark civil rights bill that honors the courage and sacrifice of generations of couples who fought for marriage equality and equal rights.”

The Respect for Marriage Act will not force states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples but will require that people be considered married in any state as long as the marriage was valid in the state where it was performed.

The bill also will repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. In addition to defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, that act allowed states to decline to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. That law has remained on the books despite being declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor and its 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which guaranteed same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry.

The signing underscores a nearly three-decade evolution, from 1996 when President Bill Clinton (D) signed legislation that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to the 2004 election when President George W. Bush (R) used the issue to energize GOP voters, to the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

According to Gallup polling in May, 71 percent of respondents said same-sex marriages should be recognized by law as valid, up from 27 percent in 1996, when Gallup began polling on the issue. Until recently, there had been a large divide along party lines on the issue; 2021 was the first year a majority of Republicans supported same-sex marriage. In Gallup’s 2022 survey, 55 percent of Republicans supported it.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) last week spoke about how fitting it was that the Respect for Marriage Act would be the last piece of legislation she signed in a bill enrollment ceremony as House speaker. Her first speech on the House floor in 1987, she recalled, was to call on her colleagues to take leadership in the AIDS crisis.

The legislation is personally and politically significant for Biden as well. In 2012, when Biden was vice president, he memorably declared his unequivocal support of same-sex marriage ahead of President Barack Obama, who had said his views were “evolving.”

“The good news is that, as more and more Americans come to understand, what this is all about is a simple proposition: Who do you love?” Biden said then in an interview. “And will you be loyal to the person you love? And that’s what people are finding out. It’s what all marriages at their root are about, whether they’re marriages of lesbians or gay men or heterosexuals.”

Democrats have warned since June that federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages, as well as other rights, could be at risk after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which for nearly 50 years had guaranteed the right to an abortion in the United States.

In his June concurrence with the decision to overturn Roe, Thomas wrote that the high court should also examine previous rulings that legalized the right to buy and use contraception without government restriction (Griswold v. Connecticut), same-sex relationships (Lawrence v. Texas) and marriage equality (Obergefell v. Hodges).

“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” Thomas wrote. “Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous’ … we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents.”

Thomas’s opinion set off alarm bells among proponents of marriage equality, who pointed out that if the Supreme Court were to overturn Obergefell, as it did Roe, then the right to same-sex marriage would similarly fall to the states. Currently, 35 states have statutes or constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage that would take effect if Obergefell were overturned, according to the Movement Advancement Project, a nonprofit that advocates for LGBTQ equality.

“When that case [Dobbs] came down, it sent shudders through the LGBTQ community for sure because it really put at risk the certainty that their marriages that are recognized today would be recognized in the future, should the Supreme Court revisit Obergefell,” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), the first openly gay person elected to the Senate, said in a Washington Post Live interview Monday.

Still, a bipartisan group of senators negotiated to delay a vote on the bill until after the midterm elections and to work on the religious liberty amendment to ensure its passage. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who was part of that bipartisan group, last week praised her colleagues for their relentless work to get the bill passed, recalling how on Thanksgiving Day she was basting a turkey and texting lawmakers about the bill at the same time.

How a bipartisan group of senators got same-sex marriage protections passed

In a Washington Post Live interview, Collins said family members, constituents and friends who were in same-sex relationships began reaching out to her after the Supreme Court overturned Roe, expressing “a real sense of concern that there was now a cloud over their marriages.” She said she was heartened that the House had passed an earlier version of the Respect for Marriage Act over the summer with a strong bipartisan vote, but knew it could still be an uphill battle to get the bill passed in the Senate.

In talking with my Republican colleagues, and with Tammy, I felt that if we could come up with some language that would make it clear that we were not in any way weakening religious liberties … that we could in fact get the bill over the finish line,” Collins said.

Republicans who opposed the bill decried it last week as an affront to “biblical” definitions of marriage. Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) warned without evidence that it could lead to the legality of “polygamy, bestiality, child marriage, or whatever!” in the future. GOP lawmakers also played down the threat to marriage equality and said the bill was unnecessary, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion rights.

Scott Clement contributed to this report.

[ :: 3-22-15 pm service  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc. You are seeing the pressure that the whole world is putting on my people Israel and only the true Christians are standing with them now, etc

:: 12-8-22 End Times Headlines :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

UN says Israel must give up nuclear weapons

Dec 8, 2022

The United Nations General Assembly affirmed that Israel must give up its nuclear weapons in a 149-6 vote taken on Wednesday. An earlier version of the text was approved in the UNGA’s Fifth Committee in October with a 152-5 vote.

Ukraine had voted against Israel in the Fifth Committee, but this time around was absent from the proceedings after it had been criticized for standing against Israel.

Those who opposed the resolution were: Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Palau and the United States. Liberia, which had been absent from the vote in October, changed its position and opposed the text.

Another 26 countries, including India and many European states, abstained from the resolution which is part of an annual package of over 15 anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian texts the UNGA approves.

The Jewish state is believed to be the only one of nine countries to possess nuclear weapons and the only one in the region, even though it has never admitted to having such an arsenal.

The resolution presumes that Israel has such weapons. It calls on Israel to “not to develop, produce, test or others acquire nuclear weapons” and to “renounce possession of nuclear weapons.”

The resolution also called on Israel to accede to the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons treaty and to place “all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive International Atomic Energy safeguards. Israel, along with India, Pakistan and South Sudan has not signed the treaty.

The resolution was put forward by the Palestinian Authority and 20 countries, including Israel’s allies in the Middle East such as Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates.

It was voted on just as Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan and his Emirati counterpart are leading a joint mission of ambassadors to the UN on a visit to the Jewish state.

The resolution itself was part of a slew of dozens of texts that deal with the issue of nuclear weapons and nuclear proliferation, in which Israel at times opposed or abstained.

It was the only country to vote against a resolution calling for the establishment of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East, a text that had the support of 175 out of the UN 193 nations. (SOURCE) 

[:: 2-3-14 am service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

:: 12-8-22 Times of Israel :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

3 Palestinian gunmen killed in clash with IDF soldiers during Jenin raid

Islamic Jihad’s local wing claims to attack troops who enter northern West Bank city to conduct arrests; no Israeli troops hurt; 15 suspects arrested in raids across West Bank

By Emanuel Fabian 8 December 2022, 6:30 amUpdated at 8:44 am

Three Palestinian gunmen were killed during intense clashes with Israeli troops in the northern West Bank city of Jenin before dawn on Thursday, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

The Israel Defense Forces said troops came under “accurate gunfire” when they entered the city and the adjacent Jenin refugee camp to arrest three wanted terror suspects.

A local wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group claimed to have opened fire on Israeli troops and hurled explosives at them.

Heavy gunfire could be heard in videos published online.

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry identified the three fatalities as Sidqi Zakarneh and Tariq al-Damej, both 29, and Atta Shalabi, 46.

Images circulating online showed Zakarneh and al-Damej brandishing assault rifles, indicating they were members of local armed groups. The PIJ later claimed al-Damej as a member.

Arabic media reports said that additional Palestinians were injured in the raid, without specifying further.

The military said Border Police special forces and IDF soldiers entered the Jenin refugee camp to arrest Khaled a-Hija, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in terror activities.

“During the operation, suspects hurled explosives and fired accurate shots at the troops, who responded by firing,” the military said.

In the city of Jenin itself, the IDF said soldiers arrested two terror suspects, Ahmed Jaradat and Dajf Bajes.

“The forces operated under accurate fire by suspects in the area and returned fire,” the IDF said, adding that “hits were identified.”

The IDF added that troops seized a weapon from one of the gunmen they shot.

Palestinian media also published photos of a military map that had apparently been dropped by a soldier in Jenin. The codenames of various roads in the city were France, Portugal, Brazil, The Netherlands, Argentina, and England, apparently in reference to the ongoing World Cup in Qatar.

A military spokesperson said the IDF was looking into the matter.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, the IDF said troops arrested 12 more wanted Palestinians.

No soldiers were hurt in the overnight raids in Jenin or elsewhere in the West Bank, the military said.

The 15 detained suspects were all transferred to the Shin Bet security agency for further questioning.

Tensions have been high in the West Bank over the past year, with the IDF conducting an ongoing major anti-terror offensive mostly focused on the northern West Bank to deal with a series of Palestinian attacks that have left 31 people in Israel and the West Bank dead since the start of the year.

The operation has netted more than 2,500 arrests in near-nightly raids, but has also left more than 160 Palestinians dead, many of them — but not all — while carrying out attacks or during clashes with security forces.

Many of the deadly clashes have occurred in the Jenin and Nablus area, where the Israeli forces have repeatedly conducted arrest operations. Last Thursday, two Palestinian terror operatives were killed during a gun battle with Israeli special forces in Jenin.

In recent months, Palestinian gunmen have also repeatedly targeted military posts, troops operating along the West Bank security barrier, Israeli settlements and civilians on the roads.

On Wednesday afternoon, a Palestinian gunman was shot dead after he opened fire on a military post near the settlement of Ofra, fled, and opened fire again on troops who chased after him.

During the overnight operations, the IDF said troops questioned the family members of the gunman, Mojahed al-Najjar.

The IDF has recorded around 300 shooting attacks and attempts against Israeli civilians and soldiers in the West Bank this year, compared to just 91 last year. 

[ :: 2-24-13 am service  (fifth word)  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

For truly you are seeing the end time signs that I have spoken to you about, and if you were studying, you would clearly see them being fulfilled etc.

:: 12-8-22 Christian Headlines :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

2 in 5 Americans Say We Are 'Living in the End Times,' Pew Research Study Says

Amanda Casanova | Contributor | Thursday, December 8, 2022

About 2 in 5 Americans agree that “we are living in the end times,” according to a recent study from Pew Research.

The study showed that end-time believers either believe Jesus will return to Earth someday and life will worsen until then (14 percent), or they simply believe these are the end times (25 percent.)

About 20 percent of Christians believe that Jesus will return after global circumstances worsen.

Christian views on end times are most often categorized as premillennialism, amillennialism, and postmillennialism. Premillennialism is the idea that the world will gradually improve, and the 1,000 years happens before Jesus’ return to Earth. Amillennialism says that Jesus’ reign is figurative and already happening now, while premillennialism says the return of Jesus will begin a 1,000-year reign, but until then, the world situation may worsen.

A 2016 Lifeway Research study found Protestant pastors split among the three. Almost half (48 percent) said they were premillennial, 31 percent said amillennial, and 11 percent said postmillennial.

The most recent study, however, found that among Christians, Black protestants (76 percent) and evangelicals (63 percent) are more likely to believe we are in the end times.

Meanwhile, mainline protestants (31 percent) and Catholics (27 percent) are less likely to believe these are the end times.

Among other religions, just three in 10 people believe that the end is near, while almost 1 in 4 religiously unaffiliated say these are the end times.

Also included in the study:

Two in 3 Americans with high religious commitment who attend religious services at least weekly believe these are the end times.

Just 16 percent of those who seldom or never attend church say the same.

Finally, 68 percent of Protestant pastors say culture and worldviews will continue to decline in morality until Jesus returns. 

:: 12-8-22 The Burning Platform :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Australia Concerned As People Dying At ‘Incredibly High’ Pace And It Can’t Tell Why

Australia‘s peak actuarial body has asked the government to urgently investigate the country’s “incredibly high” 13% excess death rate in 2022.

What Happened: An analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data by the Actuaries Institute showed that an additional 15,400 people died in the first eight months of the year in the country.

Actuaries said that number includes around one-third of those having no link to COVID-19.

13% was an “incredibly high number for mortality,” and it was “not clear” what was driving the increase, said Karen Cutter, spokeswoman for the institute’s Covid-19 Mortality Working Group.

Mortality doesn’t normally vary by more than 1 to 2%, so 13% is way higher than normal levels,” she said.

“I’m not aware [of anything comparable] in the recent past but I haven’t gone back and looked [historically]. They talk about the flu season of 2017 being really bad, and the mortality there was 1% higher than normal. So it’s well outside the range of normal,” she said.

This came after Australia’s latest mortality data released in November showed that there had been 128,797 deaths from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, which was 17% higher than the historical average.


It is my sincere desire to provide readers of this site with the best unbiased information available, and a forum where it can be discussed openly, as our Founders intended. But it is not easy nor inexpensive to do so, especially when those who wish to prevent us from making the truth known, attack us without mercy on all fronts on a daily basis. So each time you visit the site, I would ask that you consider the value that you receive and have received from The Burning Platform and the community of which you are a vital part. I can't do it all alone, and I need your help and support to keep it alive. Please consider contributing an amount commensurate to the value that you receive from this site and community, or even by becoming a sustaining supporter through periodic contributions. [Burning Platform LLC - PO Box 1520 Kulpsville, PA 19443] or Paypal 

[ :: 12-31-12/1-1-13 New Years Eve Service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::]

etc.. the cost of things, because they have gone over the cliff, shall skyrocket and taxes, taxes, it shall be like in the days of old when everyone will have to bring their taxes in and they will be condemned and judged if they do not. Oh the things that are going to take place now, the things that you haven’t even thought of, the things that you haven’t been aware of, but I have told you, I have warned you. I have tried to prepare you that you would be totally ready, that you wouldn’t have to run real fast to make up time, but that you would be walking right by my side. etc..

:: 12-8-22 CNBC :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

401(k) 'hardship' withdrawals hit record high, Vanguard says — another sign households feel the pinch of inflation

Published Thu, Dec 8 20227:47 AM ESTUpdated Thu, Dec 8 20223:48 PM EST

thumbnail  Greg Iacurci @GregIacurc

About 0.5% of workers participating in a 401(k) plan took a "hardship distribution" in October, according to Vanguard Group, which tracks 5 million savers.

While a relatively small percentage, it's the largest share on record dating to 2004, Vanguard said.

Inflation has led prices for food, rent and a host of other consumer items to rise at a historically fast pace. But withdrawing retirement savings should be among the measures of last resort for cash-strapped households, financial advisors said.

The share of retirement savers who withdrew money from a 401(k) plan to cover a financial hardship hit a record high in October, according to data from Vanguard Group.

That dynamic — when coupled with other factors like fast-rising credit card balances and a declining personal savings rate — suggests households are having a tougher time making ends meet amid persistently high inflation and need ready cash, according to financial experts.

Nearly 0.5% of workers participating in a 401(k) plan took a new "hardship distribution" in October, according to Vanguard, which tracks 5 million savers. That's the largest share since Vanguard began tracking the data in 2004.

The share of 401(k) savers who withdraw cash for a hardship is at an all-time high

Put another way, roughly 25,000 workers took one of these distributions, which allow workers to tap their 401(k) plans before retirement for an "immediate and heavy" financial need.

Meanwhile, savers have been dipping into their nest eggs via other means — loans and "nonhardship" distributions — in higher numbers throughout 2022, according to Vanguard data.

"We are starting to see signs of financial distress at the household level," said Fiona Greig, global head of investor research and policy at Vanguard.

That said, the overall monthly share of people taking a hardship withdrawal is relatively small and not indicative of the "typical" 401(k) saver, she added.

Americans are 'feeling the pinch from inflation'

Nearly all 401(k) plans allow workers to take hardship withdrawals, but employers may vary in their rationale for allowing them.

More than half of plans let workers tap funds to "alleviate major financial pressures," according to the Plan Sponsor Council of America, a trade group. But they more frequently allow withdrawals to cover medical expenses, housing (to buy a primary residence, or prevent eviction or foreclosure), funeral costs or loss due to natural disasters, for example.

Participants can also access 401(k) savings via loans or nonhardship withdrawals. The latter are for workers over age 59½, and sometimes for workers in other circumstances not related to financial hardship (for instance, rolling over assets to an individual retirement account while working).

More from Personal Finance:

Robinhood brings 401(k)-style 'match' model to retail IRAs

How to reduce the sting of RMDs in a down market

50% of women say they are behind on retirement savings

Nonhardship distributions also hit an all-time high in October — almost 0.9% of participants took one that month, according to Vanguard. And the share of workers taking 401(k) loans rose to 0.9% in October from 0.8% at the beginning of 2022.

Overall, it's a sign that more households need liquidity.

"People are feeling the pinch from inflation," said Philip Chao, principal and chief investment officer at Experiential Wealth in Cabin John, Maryland.

Savers aren't always prudent in their financial decision-making, and many times think of a 401(k) "more like a piggy bank," he said.

The inflation rate has declined in recent months from its pandemic-era peak this summer but is still hovering near its highest level since the early 1980s. The prices consumers pay for a broad swath of goods and services — like groceries and rent — are still rising quickly. Wage growth hasn't kept pace for the average person.

Meanwhile, federal pandemic-era financial supports have dwindled. A student loan payment pause — among the last vestiges of support — could end sometime next year. Many households have spent down at least some savings amassed from stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits. The 2.3% personal savings rate in October was a pandemic-era low. Household debt soared at its fastest rate in 15 years in the third quarter. Debt delinquency in Q3 increased for nearly all types of household debt, though remains low by historical standards, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

In 2020, Congress authorized Covid-related withdrawals of up to $100,000 from 401(k) plans as part of the CARES Act. About 1% of participants took such withdrawals each month in 2020, and other types of withdrawals slightly declined during that time.

Why raiding retirement savings is a 'terrible idea'

"It's a terrible idea to take money out of your 401(k)," said Ted Jenkin, a certified financial planner and co-founder of oXYGen Financial, based in Atlanta.

The recent uptick in hardship distributions is especially concerning, financial advisors said. Beyond the apparent acute financial need among households, hardship withdrawals carry negative repercussions.

For instance, workers under age 59½ typically owe a 10% tax penalty on their withdrawal, in addition to income tax on pretax savings. This is true for nonhardship withdrawals and loans that aren't repaid, too.

But, unlike a 401(k) loan, savers can't pay themselves back when they take a hardship distribution — meaning the savings and its future investment earnings is permanently lost, unless workers can somehow make up for it later with higher savings rates. And many employers disallow workers from contributing to their 401(k) for six months after taking a hardship distribution.

Why Americans are finding it more difficult to retire

watch now


Why so many Americans feel they can't retire

There was an uptick in hardship distributions after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which eased access, Greig said. The law erased the requirement that participants first take a 401(k) loan before being able to make a hardship withdrawal.

Households should weigh all their options for cash before resorting to tapping a 401(k) plan, said Jenkin, a member of CNBC's Advisor Council.

For example, households without an emergency fund might be able to free up money for a relatively small short-term cash need by canceling or reducing membership plans, or by selling little-used or unneeded items on Facebook Marketplace or a garage sale, he said. A short-term loan or home equity line of credit would generally also be better than tapping a 401(k).

We are starting to see signs of financial distress at the household level.

Fiona Greig

global head of investor research and policy at Vanguard Group

Selling investments in a taxable investment account may also be a better option than raiding a retirement account or taking on debt, Greig said. While the stock market is down this year, investors may still be in the black when looking over the past two to three years, she said. They'd owe capital gains tax if they sell winning investments, though; even if they sell those investments for a loss, they can use those losses to derive a tax benefit via tax-loss harvesting.

Consumers should also examine the root cause of their financial need, especially if it isn't due to a one-time, unexpected need, Jenkin said.

"Taking a hardship withdrawal is an effect," said Jenkin. "It's the end product of needing money today.

"Like a business, you have to ask yourself, do I have an income problem, an expense problem, or both?" 

:: 12--22 MSN :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

1,000 salaried Ford workers retire after pension warning from automaker

Phoebe Wall Howard and Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press 15 hrs ago

DETROIT – Retirement-eligible salaried employees at Ford were warned and advised about retiring this year to maximize a lump sum pension payment.

The company confirmed Wednesday that approximately 1,000 employees elected to retire by the Dec. 1 deadline.

"If you are considering retiring and choosing the lump sum option, it is important to understand the impact of higher interest rates on your individual lump sum amount, should you retire after Dec. 1, 2022," read the Ford memo, which also included a brief survey to help the company plan for employee retirements.

The warning – sent to employees in an email in September with the subject line "Important Information Regarding Your Pension" – specifically pointed out that anyone who is considering retiring and opting for a lump sum payment needs to look at the numbers.

Rising interest rates in 2022 will trigger a significant drop in the potential payout for those who choose the lump sum pension option next year.

How much will pension payments drop in 2023?

The lump sum for 2023, according to the Ford memo, would decrease by an estimated 20% to 25% relative to the lump sum values that Ford employees would get if they took it in 2022.

For example, if someone is looking at a $500,000 lump sum payout in 2022, the loss in 2023 could be in the range of $100,000 to $125,000.

Retirees who opt for the traditional monthly pension wouldn't see a change based on higher interest rates or inflation. Many pensions don't include cost of living adjustments that would boost a monthly pension check based on inflation, like Social Security does.

Choosing a lump sum payout is an option, not a requirement.

Will Ford cut jobs next year?

These retirements are independent of recent actions by the company, which have included job reductions in parts of the company that focus on traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. While CEO Jim Farley divided the company into Ford Model e (electric) and Ford Blue (non-electric) units, it is Ford Blue trucks that generate the revenue needed to transform the Dearborn automaker.

Farley has indicated, however, that additional job cuts may be on the horizon in an attempt to be more competitive on costs of operating the company.

Ford's 2023 Transit Trail: Van made for DIY adventure seekers on a budget

Ford recalls: Over 634K SUVs due to fuel leaks and fire risk

Ford employs about 176,000 employees globally. The latest retirements will take down the total of salaried workers to 28,000 in the U.S., Ford spokeswoman Marisa Bradley told the Detroit Free Press, part of USA Today Network.

There is no one department affected by the retirements, she said. The company does not disclose specific details related to retirees, including how many take lump sum buyouts.

Financial analyst weighs in

Sam Huszczo, a chartered financial analyst in Southfield, Mich., said Wednesday that his firm had a lot of discussions with Ford clients about retiring in 2022 and taking the lump sum option.

"The main group of people who decided to take the lump sum offer were planning to retire in 2023 or 2024 anyway," he said. "And this was enough to push them over the edge to pull the trigger on retiring."

More: Biden to announce federal bailout for troubled union pension fund

In some cases, he said, people felt anxious that they were making a major life decision that would impact the next 30 years of their lives but had just two months to decide what to do – all while having to work at the same time.

Many times, he said, Ford clients who were within three to five years of retiring decided not to retire after all, knowing that they'd be giving up their paychecks much sooner than expected. Often, Huszczo said, those clients who decided to stay expressed more faith in Ford's direction in the long run.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: 1,000 salaried Ford workers retire after pension warning from automaker 

[ :: 7-8-12 am Campmeeting Service (third word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc.. Watch, watch, watch as you begin to see the monetary system totally crumble and collapse, etc..

:: 12--22 Leo Hohmann :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Global central banks racing to implement digital currencies as cities convert to ‘smart’ infrastructure: Track and control grid being erected right under our noses

The Central Bank of Nigeria announced it will begin, effective in January, restricting cash withdrawals from banks and ATMs to just $45 per day as part of a push to move the country toward a cashless economy.

If this were a one-off, I wouldn’t bother writing about it. But it comes on the heels of mega-banks announcing similarly creepy new policies in recent months in China, India, Russia, Brazil, Sweden, the U.S. and many other nations, all pointing to an imminent switch over to a global digital money system.

In the U.S., the Federal Reserve put out an announcement in November that it is launching a 12-week “pilot program” to test out a new central bank digital currency, or CBDC, with six major banks.

Thursday’s announcement in Nigeria is also a big deal because Nigeria is one of only nine countries that have already launched an official CBDC. That happened earlier this year, and now they are already moving to restrict the use of cash. This proves that digital currencies were never designed to function alongside paper currencies but rather to replace them.

Fox News reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria will limit weekly cash withdrawals to 100,000 naira ($225) for individuals and 500,000 naira ($1,124) for corporations, with a processing fee required to access more.

Haruna Mustafa, the central bank’s director of banking supervision, said cash withdrawals may be permitted in “compelling circumstances, not exceeding once a month.”

Isn’t that nice of him?

It’s almost that bad here in the U.S. Try going to your bank and telling them you want to withdraw as little as $5,000 and you will discover that you are required to basically state your case and prove you also have a legitimate “compelling” reason for wanting that much cash.

Of course it’s all for our own good, right? “Safety and security,” they tell us.

Policymakers in Nigeria say the limits on cash withdrawals along with the country’s new digital currency will “bring more people into the banking system and curb currency hoarding, illicit flows, and inflation,” according to Fox News.

Of course, it will do just the opposite, shutting more people out of the ability to buy and sell freely.

The same argument — fighting crime, money hoarding and inflation — could be made in any country in the world and it will be. But we all know the real reason has nothing to do with stopping crime or curbing inflation.

This is about going digital, and replacing cash with a more controllable, more trackable mode of exchange.

Remember what globalist economist Pippa Malmgren said at the World Government Summit in March of this year when she said the quiet part out loud, stating:

We are on the brink of a dramatic change where we are about to, and I’ll say this boldly, we are about to abandon the traditional system of money and accounting and introduce a new one. And the new one; the new accounting is what we call blockchain… It means digital, it means having an almost perfect record of every single transaction that happens in the economy, which will give us far greater clarity over what’s going on.”

Nigeria’s economy is no different than any other in the sense that it relies heavily on informal activities outside the legal framework and government regulation, such as farming, street and market trade, flea markets, thrift stores, cab drivers, etc. In these businesses, cash is usually preferred for transactions because many lack bank accounts or just don’t want to fool with processing credit or debit cards.

The globalists know this and so they want to get everyone digitally marked and dependent on digital-only transactions for all their needs. That way they will know how much gasoline or heating oil you are consuming, how much meat you are consuming, and it will all be added to your carbon footprint by which you will be taxed for any usage over your allotted amount. If you persist in going over your allotted amount of food and fuel, you can now be controlled by simply cutting off the supply of digital money, which really isn’t money at all in the traditional sense. It’s more like a voucher system.

This will be easily accomplished once they lock everyone’s money into a bank account and replace actual money with digital tokens. At the point in which the American middle class accepts such a system, it’s game over and we will see tyranny sweep across the globe even faster than it is now. The banksters and corporate titans will have captured everyone into their digital beast system, which operates much like a high-tech feudal system, where you no longer truly own anything outright. You will become the equivalent of a sharecropper in the old feudal system of the Middle Ages — your obedience to whatever new rules they throw out for “sustainable living” will no longer be optional but mandatory.

The sustainability rules will start out as “suggestions” or “recommendations,” only to be later demanded and mandated, with heavy fines for disobedience. If you think you can ignore the fines, think again, as they now have direct access to your digital wallet and can simply deactivate whatever digital tokens are in that account.

Some analysts, such as Rebecca Walser at, have predicted that the U.S. Federal Reserve will launch its digital dollar as soon as May of 2023. You can listen to a Dec. 7 interview Walser did with Brannon Howse Live below.


Once they get the digital currency in place, the next big thing will be to restrict travel by plane and motor vehicles.

In case you missed it, the globalists are already experimenting with that, too.

Watch the excellent 13-minute video below for an update on what’s going on in Oxford, England, one of the World Economic Forum’s “smart cities,” which are also now being referred to as “15-minute cities.” Of course the only way to fight this will be to directly disobey all of their dictates. Use cash. Drive gasoline-powered cars. Eat real meat. Stop giving your money to “woke” corporations. Become as self-sufficient as possible and pray for God’s mercy!

As always, thank you for supporting this website and allowing me to commit full time to researching, writing and speaking on topics rarely discussed in the mainstream media — and when they are, you get reports that are biased, sugarcoated, half-truths. Those wishing to support me can send a contribution of any size via snail mail, c/o Leo Hohmann, PO Box 291, Newnan, GA 30264. You can also donate via credit card at GiveSendGo below (YES I HAVE DITCHED PAYPAL). 

:: 12-8-22 USSA News :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

DeSantis Raises $59 Million For Florida Hurricane Relief, Says Biden Denied Funds

Posted on December 8, 2022 by Constitutional Nobody

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday announced that the Florida Disaster Fund has raised $59.2 million for Hurricane Ian emergency relief, after claiming that the Biden administration denied funding assistance.

$25 million came from the state of Florida, while donors provided $35.2 million, DeSantis’ office said in a press release. The state funds will be used to acquire building materials, while donations will enable “verified nonprofit organizations to conduct critical temporary repairs on homes damaged by Hurricane Ian,” according to the press release, and reported by the Daily Caller.

The disaster funding will also address “unmet needs such as transportation, food assistance, housing aid, clothing, and household goods,” according to the release.

We are providing building materials and supporting nonprofit organizations to provide repairs so impacted residents can move back into their own homes,” said DeSantis, adding “Floridians are resilient, and the state stands by them every step of the way as they continue their recovery.

Biden administration denied?

On Monday, DeSantis said that Florida was denied $25 million in emergency funds by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

(Perhaps Florida should change its name to Ukraine?)

Following the FEMA denial, DeSantis said “we’re not going to take no for an answer,” adding “we want to cut bureaucracy.”

According to the Caller:

FEMA denied the request because of its “limited authority” and “our inability to confirm that authorizing this policy expansion would achieve the intended outcomes for disaster survivors,” the agency said in a letter to Kevin Guthrie, Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

The agency has provided $3.3 billion in federal support to Florida and households for Hurricane Ian relief, according to a Monday press release.

FEMA and the White House both did not immediately respond to requests for comment by the Daily Caller. Governor DeSantis’ office did not immediately respond to a request for comment as well.

The Florida Disaster Fund – spearheaded by First Lady Casey DeSantis is the state’s private fund, which was established to provide financial assistance to communities throughout the state during emergencies.

Tyler Durden

Thu, 12/08/2022 – 17:20

Click this link for the original source of this article.

Author: Tyler Durden 

[ :: 11-3-13 am service (first word)  ::  :: ::  ::  :: ::  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  :: ::  ::]

etc.. Learn about the silent bomb, study it, study the national grid, understand the things that I am saying to you because this shall not just be a day or a two-day or a three-day thing.  Make sure you can take care of yourself for at least three months, at least three months. etc..

[ :: 10-30-13 pm service (first word):: :: :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::]

etc. Purchase a natural gas or a propane gas generator a hundred watts or larger that can be wired in that you may have your water supply. etc

[ :: 12-1-13 am service (first word) :::: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc. I have told you to have enough food, generator for three months, how long, for three months. Not three years, not six years, not seven years. Man says many things, but it does not line up with my word, but I shall be giving unto you my word that you may know, you must prepare now, you must get your house in order now, these things, these things are important. etc.. 

:: 12-8-22 All News Pipeline :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Seven Power Grid Attacks In Three States Over The Past Month Should Be A Wake Up Call - Our Ancestors Could Survive Without Electricity, Could You?

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine December 8, 2022

Back in June 2021, ANP and a number of other outlets reported that Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm admitted that cybersecurity attacks against our nations grid are "happening all the time." Prior to that we, and the late Dr. Peter Pry warned of the devastating loss of life that would come with an EMP attack, and/or a prolonged grid down scenario.

Cyber attacks and EMPs are only two grid down scenarios as we have also seen warnings time and time again of physical attacks against the nation's power grids and substations.

A few key quotes via HS Today from April 2021 in a piece titled "Cyber and Physical Threats to the U.S. Power Grid and Keeping the Lights on."

• The National Research Council stated that the U.S. power grid is “vulnerable to intelligent multi-site attacks by knowledgeable attackers intent on causing maximum physical damage to key components on a wide geographical scale.”

• From 2002-2012, approximately 2,500 physical attacks occurred against transmission lines and towers worldwide and approximately 500 attacks against transformer substations.

The point here is we have consistently been warned, by experts, that the U.S. power grid is vulnerable in a number of ways, cyber, EMP, and individual physical attacks.

Jump forward to the first week in December 2022, and we have targeted shooting attacks against two substations in North Carolina which left tens of thousands without electricity "amid freezing temperatures."

Just days later it was reported that five more substations were attacked in Oregon and Washington state in November.

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields, discussing the attacks against the North Carolina substations stated "It was targeted; it wasn’t random."

In the Yahoo News article about the event, they have a subsection category of 'A wake-up call to provide better security,' and while that is a critical point, with more than "6,400 power plants and 450,000 miles of transmission lines run across the country," that is much easier said than done.

(ANP EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER: Due to heavy censorship by 'big tech' upon ANP articles, we're running an EMERGENCY fundraising drive. We also want to thank everybody who has donated to ANP over the years. With donations and ad revenue all that keep ANP online, if you're able, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this fight for America's future at this absolutely critical time in US history.

During a time of systematic, 'big tech' censorship and widespread institutional corruption, truth-seeking media and alternative views are crucial, and EVERY little bit helps more than you could know!)


These latest targeted attacks against the U.S. power grid should also be a wake up call to those that haven't been paying attention to the warnings, the reports of the variety of ways the power grid is vulnerable, and are woefully unprepared for a coordinated multi-state attack.

While our ancestors survived without electricity and power grids, these days everything runs off electricity.

Without it, the internet won't run. The internet is used for everything from your home electricity to your phone, to your water. No stop lights when driving. No ATMs and it might not matter anyway because almost everywhere you shop, without the cash register telling the cashiers what change to give, they usually can't manually count it out.

Give it a few years and places like California which are planning to force their citizenry to use electric cars, will likely come to a standstill.

Hospitals? Nope. Get some books on medicine and treatment at home, and survival.

Communication? Hope you have some walkie-talkies. Entertainment? No video games, television, movie theaters, computers, etc...

Cooking? Solar ovens, wood burning stoves, Sterno!

Industries would come to a standstill, the economy would collapse, everything electrical becomes nothing more than junk, life expectancy becomes shorter, no refrigerators or freezers so you better have emergency survival foods. No air conditioning or heat.

Water. Those that drink tap water most definitely will need water in bulk to survive even a short time without electric. Now imagine what you would do if the power outages were indefinite.

Related: DIY Heaters – 11 Homemade Heating Systems That Actually Work!

Clean clothes? Hope you have a washboard!

The point: We are not nearly as capable as our ancestors, collectively as a nation, and the majority of the U.S. populace would not survive for very long in a prolonged grid down scenario.


Most ANP readers are as prepared as their personal situation allows them to be. space constraints and financial situations can and in many cases do prevent some from preparing as much as they would like to

Again, most ANP readers also have family members that simply don't get how fast they would be begging for food, water or basic necessities, should a long-term grid down scenario occur, and we have been warned time and time again, it will occur. It is not a matter of "if," but of "when" it will happen.

Some would try to help anyone in their family, or even friends in a SHTF scenario, others will state outright that after warning family and friends multiple times, they would not share their preps with those who refused to listen.

Still, if it were their child or grandchild, one would be predisposed to help, no matter the warnings that were ignored.

Why wait?

No matter the budget, there are always items that can be given to non-prepper family members before SHTF.

Whether first aid kits, a generator, bulk water, a bucket or two of emergency survival foods, a small wood burning stove that can be used for heat or cooking.

So many things can be given for Christmas rather than items that would be junk without electricity, or some socks, mittens, jackets, or hats for a birthday.

You can help them be prepared without them even knowing they have "prepping" supplies in most cases.

Solar/Wind Power Generators:

ALLPOWERS Mini Portable Power Station 500W,606Wh/110V/164000mAh Backup Battery Power Supply with Portable Solar Panel 100W, Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Home Use Camping Emergency

Generark Solar Generator For Homes: Portable Power Station Backup Battery & Solar Panel Power Generator. 1000W-2000W at 110V. Up To 7 Days of Emergency Power Supply. (1x2 (For 1-2 People Family))

Jackery Solar Generator 1000, Explorer 1000 and 2X SolarSaga 100W with 3x110V/1000W AC Outlets, Solar Mobile Lithium Battery Pack for Outdoor RV/Van Camping, Emergency

Nature's Generator Gold WE System 1800W Solar & Wind Powered Pure Sine Wave Off-Grid Generator + 100W Solar Panel + Wind Turbine, w/ Infinite Expandability, Gasless for Day and Night Use

Generark Solar Generator For Homes: Portable Power Station Backup Battery & Solar Panel Power Generator. 1000W-2000W at 110V. Up To 7 Days of Emergency Power Supply. (2x4 (For 2-4 People Family))

Solar Generator 1154Wh with 2X 120W Solar Panel, 4 x 1500W(2000W Surge) AC Outlets, Portable Power Station for Home Backup Compact Outdoors Camping RV High-Power Appliances Emergency

EF ECOFLOW DELTA Pro Portable Home Battery, Expandable Portable Power Station, 3.6kWh-25kWh, Huge 3600W AC Output, Solar Generator (Solar Panel Not Included) For Home Backup, Travel, Outdoor Camping

EF ECOFLOW DELTA Max (2000) Solar Generator 2016Wh with 4 X 160W Solar Panel, 6 X 2400W (5000W Surge) AC Outlets, Portable Power Station for Home Backup Outdoors Camping RV Emergency

Standard Generators:

WEN DF475T Dual Fuel 120V/240V Portable Generator with Electric Start Transfer Switch Ready, 4750-Watt, CARB Compliant

DuroMax XP5500EH Electric Start-Camping & RV Ready, 50 State Approved Dual Fuel Portable Generator-5500 Watt Gas or Propane Powered, Blue/Black

WEN DF1100T 11,000-Watt 120V/240V Dual Fuel Portable Generator with Wheel Kit and Electric Start - CARB Compliant, Black

DuroMax XP13000E Gas Powered Portable Generator-13000 Watt Electric Start-Home Back Up & RV Ready, 50 State Approved, Blue/Black

Generac 7127 iQ3500-3500 Watt Portable Inverter Generator Quieter Than Honda, Orange/Black

DuroMax XP13000HX Dual Fuel Portable Generator-13000 Watt Gas or Propane Powered Electric Start w/CO Alert, 50 State Approved, Blue

Champion Power Equipment 200914 4250-Watt Open Frame Inverter Generator, Dual Fuel Technology

Generac 70432 Home Standby Generator Guardian Series 22kW/19.5kW Air Cooled with Wi-Fi and Transfer Switch, Aluminum

DuroMax XP13000E Gas Powered Portable Generator-13000 Watt Electric Start-Home Back Up & RV Ready, 50 State Approved, Blue/Black

A reminder from one of Stefan Stanford's previous articles:

And a few other items available now for your power outage kits include:

Rocky Mountain Cable 100 Foot Outdoor Extension Cord - 3 Prong Weather Resistant Heavy Duty Orange Vinyl 10 Amps / 1250 Watts - 16/3 - Ultra Flexible, Water & Flame Resistant - Durable (100 feet)

Clear Power 25 ft 14/3 SJTW 3 Outlet Heavy Duty Outdoor Extension Cord , Water & Weather Resistant, Flame Retardant, Yellow, 3 Prong Grounded Plug, CP10124

Extension Cord 15Ft Multiple Outlets 15 Feet Blue 14/3 SJTW, 14 Gauge Heavy Duty Indoor / Outdoor Power Cords ETL

Power Outage Emergency Kit

Etekcity LED Camping Lantern for Power Outages, Emergency Lights for Hurricane Storms Home, Camping Equipment Supplies Survival Kits, Battery Powered Operated Lanterns Lamp, 4 Pack

Emergency-Radio,Puiuisoul 4000mAh Weather Radios with Hand Crank & Solar Charging,3 Gear LED Flashlight,SOS Alarm, Portable Power Bank,AM/FM/NOAA,Motion Sensor Reading Lamp

Power-Bank-Portable-Charger-Solar - 36800mAh Waterproof Portable External Backup Battery Charger Built-in Dual QC 3.0 5V3.1A Fast USB and Flashlight for All Phone and Electronic Devices (Black)

Food, meats vegetables and other consumable links can be found here and here. Rather than adding all those links to this piece, readers can get all the emergency survival food they need at articles linked above.

Staying Warm:

OZERO Winter Gloves Ski Mittens 3M Thinsulate Insulated Snow Work Heated Glove Thermal for Men and Women

Caterpillar Men's Heavy Insulated Parka (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes)

GEMYSE Women's Mountain Waterproof Ski Snow Jacket Winter Windproof Rain Jacket

WEERTI Thermal Underwear for Men, Long Johns Base Layer Fleece Lined Top Bottom

Thermajane Long Johns Thermal Underwear for Women Fleece Lined Base Layer Pajama Set Cold Weather

Hot Feet Outdoor 8-Pack Thermal Socks for Men, Reinforced Heel and Toe, Hiking Crew Socks, Men’s Shoe Sizes 6 – 12.5

Sireck Cold Weather Balaclava Ski Mask, Water Resistant and Windproof Fleece Thermal Face Mask, Hunting Cycling Motorcycle Neck Warmer Hood Winter Gear for Men Women

KAWAHOME Sherpa Fleece Blanket Queen Size Super Soft Extra Warmest and Heavy Thick Winter 500GSM Bed Blankets for Couch Sofa Bed, 90" X 90" (Dark Grey) 

[ :: 10-11-09 am service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::]

etc.. The world walks in confusion, there are those countries that desire their own monetary system to choke out others, and then there are those that desire a world monetary system, and the world monitory system will be the one that wins out, my word calls it the mark of the beast, etc..

:: 12-8-22 RT :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Home Business News

Egypt joins BRICS bank – official 8 Dec, 2022 08:00

The country has reportedly been welcomed into the financial structure, further expanding the lender’s global reach

Egypt has officially become a member of the New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS group of major emerging economies, the country’s government announced on Wednesday.

The NDB was established by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) in 2014 to finance infrastructure and sustainable development in member states and other emerging economies. Since 2016, the bank has invested in multiple projects, including $7.2 billion in India alone, according to the NDB.

Egypt, which has so far not joined BRICS, expressed an interest in becoming a member in July, along with Turkey and Saudi Arabia. It is now preparing to apply for membership, BRICS International Forum President Purnima Anand earlier said.

READ MORE: Russia-led free trade bloc seeks joint payment system with BRICS

BRICS is working to develop its own financial infrastructure, including a joint payment network, with some member states having already switched to trade in local currencies in order to reduce dependence on the US dollar and euro.

The five BRICS economies currently account for more than 40% of the world’s population and nearly a quarter of global GDP. 

:: 12-8-22 You Tube :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::



687K subscribers

39,625 views Dec 8, 2022

In today's video, Christopher Greene reports on Breaking News!! 

:: 12-9-22 New York Post :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Russia and Iran building ‘full-fledged’ military alliance, US says

By Evan Simko-Bednarski  December 9, 2022 2:40pm Updated

After months of providing the Kremlin with drones to supplement Moscow’s dwindling supply of missiles to use against Ukraine, Iran is moving closer to an outright military partnership with Russia, according to American intelligence.

The two pariah states are preparing to bolster one another’s forces in an arrangement that could involve the sale of ballistic missiles, warplanes and helicopters — as well as joint production of lethal drones, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters Friday.

“Iran is providing Russia with drones for use on the battlefield in Ukraine,” Kirby said. “In exchange, Russia is offering Iran an unprecedented level of military and technical support that is transforming their relationship into a full-fledged defense partnership.”

“We are concerned that Russia intends to provide Iran with advanced military components,” Kirby added. “Moscow may be providing Tehran with equipment such as helicopters and air defense systems.

“As of this spring, Iranian pilots have reportedly been training in Russia to learn how to fly the SU-35,” the spokesman went on, referencing Russia’s front-line fighter jet.

Iran has become Russia’s top military backer,” Kirby said. “This partnership poses a threat not just to Ukraine, but to Iran’s neighbors in the region.”

Iranian-made suicide drones have been filling Ukrainian skies since September, part of the Kremlin’s ongoing bombardment campaign against its neighbor’s civilian infrastructure — though Ukrainian forces reported encountering the triangular flying bombs earlier in the war.

The so-called “loitering munitions” are thought to be supplementing a Kremlin arsenal depleted by nine months of bombardment against Ukrainian infrastructure.

US intelligence also indicates that Iran may be considering the sale of ballistic missiles to Russia as part of their burgeoning partnership, Kirby said. Intelligence also indicates that the two nations hope to jointly produce more lethal drones for use by both Russian and Iranian forces in their respective theaters.

We expect Iranian support for the Russian military to only grow in coming months,” Kirby added. “We’re looking at options to bring together a group of like-minded countries to discuss Iran-Russian military cooperation.”

Additional reporting by Caitlin Doornbos 

:: 12-4-22     ABC News    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

2,500 dead seals found on Russia's Caspian coast

Officials say about 2,500 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia

By The Associated Press December 4, 2022, 1:19 PM

MOSCOW -- About 2,500 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, officials said Sunday.

Authorities in the Russian province of Dagestan said it was unclear why the mass die-off happened but that it was likely due to natural causes.

Regional officials initially reported Saturday that 700 dead seals were found on the coast, but the Dagestan division of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment later raised the figure to about 2,500.

Zaur Gapizov, head of the Caspian Environmental Protection Center, said in a statement that the seals likely died a couple of weeks ago. He added that there was no sign that they were killed or caught in fishing nets.

Experts of the Federal Fisheries Agency and prosecutors inspected the coastline and collected data for laboratory research, which didn't immediately spot any pollutants.

Several previous incidents of mass seal deaths were attributed to natural causes. Kazakhstan, which has a long Caspian coastline, reported at least three such incidents this year.

Data about the number of seals in the Caspian vary widely. The fisheries agency has said the overall number of Caspian seals is 270,000-300,000, while the Caspian Environmental Protection Center put the number at 70,000.

[ :: 12-31-06/1-1-07 New Years Eve service (sixth word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc shifting of the plates underneath the ocean causing more tidal waves, tsunami’s, flooding, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc

:: 12-4-22      Yahoo News    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Indonesia residents evacuate as Mount Semeru, country's highest volcano, erupts

Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY  Sun, December 4, 2022, 1:17 PM·

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s highest volcano on its most densely populated island released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava Sunday in its latest eruption.

Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 12,060-foot Mount Semeru, causing the eruption, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.

 Several villages were blanketed with falling ash, blocking out the sun, but no casualties have been reported. Several hundred residents, their faces smeared with volcanic dust and rain, fled to temporary shelters or left for other safe areas.

Thick columns of ash were blasted more than nearly 5,000 feet into the sky while searing gas and lava flowed down Semeru’s slopes toward a nearby river.

Increased activities of the volcano on Sunday afternoon prompted authorities to widen the danger zone to 5 miles from the crater, said Hendra Gunawan, who heads the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center.

He said scientists raised the volcano's alert level to the highest and people were advised to keep off the southeastern sector along the Besuk Kobokan River, which is in the path of the lava flow.


Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY

Sun, December 4, 2022, 1:17 PM·2 min read

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s highest volcano on its most densely populated island released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava Sunday in its latest eruption.

Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 12,060-foot Mount Semeru, causing the eruption, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.

Several villages were blanketed with falling ash, blocking out the sun, but no casualties have been reported. Several hundred residents, their faces smeared with volcanic dust and rain, fled to temporary shelters or left for other safe areas.

Thick columns of ash were blasted more than nearly 5,000 feet into the sky while searing gas and lava flowed down Semeru’s slopes toward a nearby river.

Mount Semeru releases volcanic materials during an eruption on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 in Lumajang, East java, Indonesia.

Mount Semeru releases volcanic materials during an eruption on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 in Lumajang, East java, Indonesia.

Pyroclastic flow rolls down the slope of Mount Semeru during an eruption on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 in Lumajang, East java, Indonesia.

Pyroclastic flow rolls down the slope of Mount Semeru during an eruption on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 in Lumajang, East java, Indonesia.

Increased activities of the volcano on Sunday afternoon prompted authorities to widen the danger zone to 5 miles from the crater, said Hendra Gunawan, who heads the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center.

He said scientists raised the volcano's alert level to the highest and people were advised to keep off the southeastern sector along the Besuk Kobokan River, which is in the path of the lava flow.

Rescuers monitor the flow of volcanic materials from the eruption of Mount Semeru, in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.

Rescuers monitor the flow of volcanic materials from the eruption of Mount Semeru, in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.

Mauna Loa's eruption: Some Hawaii residents leave while visitors travel to spewing volcano

What to know about volcanoes: What are the tallest volcanoes on Earth? How many active volcanoes are in the US?

Semeru’s last major eruption was in December last year, when it blew up with fury that left 51 people dead in villages that were buried in layers of mud. Several hundred others suffered serious burns and the eruption forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. The government moved about 2,970 houses out of the danger zone.

Semeru, also known as Mahameru, has erupted numerous times in the last 200 years. Still, as is the case with many of the 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, tens of thousands of people continue to live on its fertile slopes.

Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 270 million people, sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe-shaped series of fault lines, and is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Indonesia volcano Mount Semeru erupts, causing residents to flee

 [ :: 3-31-02 At the altar after the pm service (second word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc.. Hear my voice and know what hour this is. It is the hour just before the first three and a half years of the seven years. Do not fear the Islamic revolution, nor the Russian warhead, for I plan to break their power, for they have blasphemed my name and made little of my son Jesus and have established their own god and deliverer. Fear not the false prophet or the anti-christ nor his army. Fear not the anarchy and the terrorism and the monetary collapse. etc..

:: 12-4-22   CBS News      :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Mass power outage in North Carolina caused by gunfire, repairs could take days

By Emily Mae Czachor Updated on: December 4, 2022 / 8:39 PM / CBS News

Tens of thousands were left without power in North Carolina after two power substations were damaged by gunfire, authorities said Sunday. Power in Moore County may not be fully restored until as late as Thursday, an official for Duke Energy warned.

The power outages left at least 40,000 customers without electricity and rendered wastewater pumps out of order across the area. Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said Sunday that someone had "opened fire on the substation, the same thing at the other one."

"It was a gate, and they went through the gate, got at the substation and shot it as well," Fields added. He said investigators were still working to determine a motive, but he said that the person or persons responsible "knew exactly what they were doing" and that the attack was "targeted."

"It wasn't random," Fields said. The incident is being investigated as a criminal act, but Fields could not say Sunday if it rises to the level of domestic terrorism.

Duke Energy spokesman Jeff Brooks said the extended outages will be because the power cannot be rerouted like it would be during a storm. Instead, Brooks explained, the equipment will have to be repaired or even replaced.

"We are looking at a pretty sophisticated repair with some fairly large equipment and so we do want citizens of the town to be prepared that this will be a multiday restoration for most customers, extending potentially as long as Thursday," Brooks said. 


The Pilot newspaper, Southern Pines

Fields said his office is working with the FBI and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on the investigation. Gov. Roy Cooper has offered resources, along with local congressional offices, Fields said.

There will be a curfew starting at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, Fields said. Schools will be closed on Monday. The sheriff also said increased security would be provided overnight at the substation and around local businesses in the area.

A state of emergency was in effect Sunday night, and a shelter has opened at the Moore County Sports Complex.

Moore County residents began to report power outages around 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, according to the sheriff's office.

"As utility companies began responding to the different substations, evidence was discovered that indicated that intentional vandalism had occurred at multiple sites," the office said, noting that "Moore County Sheriff's Deputies and various other law enforcement agencies within the county responded to the different areas and are providing further site security."

Police are asking anyone with information about the alleged incident, which the sheriff's office described as an "act of violence," to contact them.

Power had not been restored in Moore County as of Sunday afternoon, when Duke Energy and Randolph Electric Membership Corporation, two power companies that service the area, continued to report about 37,000 and 3,000 outages, respectively. The number of reported outages roughly equates to the number of households in Moore County, according to census data.

Cooper said Sunday that he had communicated with Duke Energy as well as state law enforcement, who were still working to get the power back on.

"I have spoken with Duke Energy and state law enforcement officials about the power outages in Moore County," Cooper wrote on Twitter. "They are investigating and working to return electricity to those impacted. The state is providing support as needed."

The outages also affected the county's sewer lift stations, and the town of Southern Pines urged people to refrain from driving as "multiple accidents" had already occurred during the first few hours of the blackout.

"[W]e'd like to let you know that our sewer lift stations are currently down due to the widespread power outage in Moore County. Please limit your water and sewer usage to what is absolutely necessary until these stations are operational again," the town wrote in a statement shared to Facebook.

"We also advise staying off the roads if you are in a safe location," the statement continued. "There are multiple accidents that have occurred."

[ :: 4-22-16 pm service  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::]

etc. For truly blood shall flow in the streets and things will be very bad in that sense and in the weather also that you have already seen a change in like I have said you would see.  Drought shall affect very many places and food shall be scarce, but I have given unto you my word and my promise that I will take you through these days victoriously. etc

:: 12-4-22      You Tube    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

  Costco Reports Large-Scale Shortages As Essential Items Are Impossible To Find At Stores

Epic Economist

517K subscribers

154,517 views  Dec 4, 2022

The pantry of most American families today is probably looking a lot different than it was just a few months ago when grocery prices were lower and we still could find the majority of the products we usually rely on in our day-to-day lives. But now, shoppers are increasingly noticing the ongoing shortages at their favorite stores. With supply chain problems still impacting the production and delivery of goods, and mass migrations of employees searching for better wages resulting in labor shortages in the food sector, many of our favorite staple items are becoming harder to find. And that’s especially true at Costco.

In fact, new reports reveal that Costco warehouses are facing many different shortages, and dozens of products are about to be discontinued. Costco customers are getting more and more frustrated as they see essential items disappearing from the store’s shelves and start facing purchase limits once again. Today, we decided to track some of the most severe product stockouts and also expose which items may disappear next.

In recent months, American shoppers have been repeatedly reporting missing grocery items at their local Costco warehouse. But things seem to have taken a turn for the worse in October when several food products that were supposed to enter our food supply chains never arrived. We had a year of historical crop losses due to extreme weather conditions. The worst drought ever seen in this century resulted in some of the weakest harvest seasons in nearly five decades.

The scorching temperatures also led our beef cow herd to rapidly shrink, as farmers sent their animals to slaughter earlier than they typically do to prevent them from dying of thirst and starvation amid dwindling supplies of water and cow feed. You also probably heard about the avian flu epidemic, which is not only leading to shortages of chicken but also pushing poultry and egg prices to skyrocket The result of all of these losses is now being seen at the stores in the form of empty shelves.

Even major grocers like Costco are struggling to keep shelves fully stocked and announcing that in the coming months, many items will be discontinued. That’s why we decided to analyze data provided by Eat This, Not That, a leading news outlet in food, nutrition, and health, to track which are the most persistent grocery shortages at the retailer’s locations and what items are about to go out of stock.

The company just announced that dozens of products are being discontinued over the next few months. This means that your favorite treats may disappear from the store and not come back. A new report exposed that you may have to say goodbye to a wide range of treats that the retailer decided it will no longer sell. Knowing that some of your favorite items are going to be discontinued is one of the most disappointing experiences as a grocery shopper.

At the same time, it looks like purchasing limits are back with a vengeance. When searching the warehouse's website for "limit", we found dozens of items, ranging from active dry yeast at five per member, to almond flour at one per member, to acetaminophen at one per member, several types of wild canned tuna at one per member, mac and cheese at 10 per member, to soy milk at two per member, and many more. Retailers haven’t been able to catch a breath these days. The environment for most businesses remains tough, and as this downturn accelerates, they will continue to see their bottom lines getting hurt, and the same will be true for our personal finances.

For more info, find us on:

:: 12-4-22     Global News    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

U.K. egg shortage has stores placing purchase limits. Is Canada next?

By Aaron D'Andrea Global News Posted December 4, 2022 6:00 am Updated December 2, 2022 2:49 pm

An egg shortage in the United Kingdom has Britons scrambling to find the beloved food staple on store shelves.

The U.K. is dealing with a massive outbreak of avian flu and is seeing many cases on commercial farms, impacting egg supply and also raising concerns of chicken and turkey shortages for the holidays.

Canada is also dealing with bird flu cases, so are eggs at risk of running short?

“I don’t think Canadians should be concerned. I think there will be plenty of eggs for the holidays,” said Sylvain Charlebois, director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University.

The big variable is the avian flu. We don’t know exactly how the flu will impact barns across the country.”

 What’s going on in Britain?

Eggs have been hard to find as of late at British supermarkets, with industry warnings that the shortages may last beyond Christmas, the BBC and The Guardian recently reported.

As a result, grocers have imposed limits on how many eggs customers can buy to preserve inventory.

The British Retail Consortium told BBC News there were several factors influencing the egg market, including the avian flu, supply issues and production costs.

About 2.3 million birds have died or been culled since October, the BBC reported on Dec. 1, which could impact egg production if chickens are being culled too. The current bird flu outbreak is the largest on record in the U.K.

Avian influenza, sometimes called bird flu, is a virus that infects birds. Outbreaks in commercial bird facilities most often occur when migratory birds carrying the disease come into contact with poultry.

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) told The Guardian on Nov. 17 that egg shortages are also due to retailers not paying a “sustainable price” to farmers. Their hen feed costs have shot up 50 per cent since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is a major global grain producer, and fuel bills have jumped 40 per cent, the outlet reported.

A BFREPA spokesperson told Reuters on Nov. 15 the industry is down 743,350 layers this season, as “a huge number of them are losing a significant amount of money and can’t afford to produce eggs anymore.”

A BFREPA spokesperson told The Guardian it was hard to predict how long the shortages would carry on, but they see them continuing into the Christmas holidays. The BBC reported that British Environment Secretary Therese Coffey said the government is confident the nation will get through the difficulty in the short term, as there are nearly “40 million egg-laying hens available.”

“There’s a lot of feuding going on right now in the U.K. In addition to that, you have the avian flu also impacting production and farms over in the U.K., which is actually the same thing in Canada. But the regime in the U.K. is much different,” Charlebois said.

“All farmers are left to figure things out on their own, whereas in Canada with our supply management regime, farmers are guaranteed a price no matter what. If the cost of production goes up, they’re properly compensated as a result. The system is very different, and as a country, we do have some autonomy when it comes to egg production.”

Is there an egg shortage in Canada?

Currently, there is no egg shortage in Canada, said Tim Lambert, CEO of Egg Farmers of Canada, in an emailed statement to Global News.

Canadian egg production happens across the country, allowing farmers to work together to maintain the domestic supply of eggs, he said.

If there is an avian flu outbreak impacting one region, egg production can be increased in other provinces to keep supply balanced and make up potential gaps.

Furthermore, he said, as Canadian eggs are typically produced on small family farms, there’s less of an impact of avian flu on the overall supply of eggs.

“However, it is important to note that avian influenza currently affects less than two per cent of the Canadian egg supply,” he said.

“For these reasons and more, there is no egg shortage in Canada, and we continue to work with our supply chain to navigate the natural demand cycle for eggs, which typically peaks during the November and December months of the year.”

:: 12-4-22     Daily Mail    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Coming in hot! Mauna Loa's lava oozes within 2.5 miles of traffic on the Big Island - at a rate 40 feet per hour

    Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano is likely going to reach a major highway in the state unimpeded, as it moves within 2.5 miles of traffic on Sunday

    Many are bracing for major upheaval if lava from Mauna Loa slides across a key road and blocks the quickest route connecting two sides of the island

    The molten rock could make the road impassable and force drivers to find alternate coastal routes in the north and south

    There are severable variables that will likely prevent officials from trying to stop the flow

    The problem, according to the US Geological Survey, is that lava is unpredictable and it's entirely possible it misses the Daniel K. Inouye Highway entirely

By Alex Hammer and Stephen M. Lepore For Dailymail.Com and Associated Press

Published: 21:06 EST, 4 December 2022 | Updated: 09:27 EST, 5 December 2022

Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano is likely going to reach a major highway in the state unimpeded, as it moves within 2.5 miles of traffic on Sunday.

Many people on the Big Island in Hawaii are bracing for major upheaval if lava from Mauna Loa slides across a key road and blocks the quickest route connecting two sides of the island.

The molten rock could make the road impassable and force drivers to find alternate coastal routes in the north and south.

That could add hours to commute times, doctor's visits, and lorry deliveries.

There are several variables that will likely prevent officials from trying to stop the flow.

The problem, according to the US Geological Survey, is that lava is unpredictable and it's entirely possible it misses the Daniel K. Inouye Highway entirely.

Paul Segall, a professor of geophysics at Stanford University who researches earthquakes and volcanoes, told CNN that countries have tried in the past to redirect their flows, but their efforts have mostly been expensive failures.

Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, erupted for the first time in 38 years on November 27, attracting scores of onlookers desperate to catch a glimpse of the event - while scaring off others all too aware of the risks.

The rare 'dual eruption' marked the end of Mauna Loa's longest quiet period in history, and came four years after an eruption from the Kilauea volcano, located 20 miles east on Hawaii's big island, left 700 residences destroyed.

Areas in the immediate vicinity of both volcanoes have since been deemed by local officials to be at 'extreme risk' of encountering lava flows from the simultaneous eruptions - despite assurance provided by scientists Monday that the lava had deviated to an area where it does not pose a risk to communities.

Still, the uncertainty was unnerving for many who packed up and left their homes on the scenic isle, which is home to a handful of A-list stars such as Pierce Brosnan and Matthew McConaughey.


Loa's eruption nearly 40 years ago lasted more than two weeks - but did not flow into any of the island's communities. Officials said Monday that should be the case this time around as well but warned to be wary of the lava and emissions left by the simultaneous disasters.

The lava is oozing slowly at a rate that might reach the road next week.

But its path is unpredictable and could change course, or the flow could stop completely and spare the road.

Many jobs at beach resorts, in construction, and in other industries are readily available on the west side, where Kailua-Kona is located.

Saddle Road, also known as Route 200 or Daniel K Inouye Highway, connects the two communities.

The state Department of Transportation took steps Thursday to remove potential traffic obstacles on the northern coastal route by reopening a lane across Nanue Bridge that was closed for repairs.

Hilo also is one of the island's major harbors, where a wide variety of goods arrive by ship before proceeding across the island by truck.

Hawaii County Councilor Susan 'Sue' L. K. Lee Loy, who represents Hilo and parts of Puna, said she is concerned about big lorries traveling across aging coastal bridges.

'It's going to take a lot to rethink how we move about on Hawaii Island,' she said.

The Kilauea volcano, which is smaller and much more active than Mauna Loa, has been in a constant state of eruption since 1983 - though most of the discharges have been insignificant by most scientists' standards.

Its last significant activity came in 2018 when lava flows uprooted hundreds of residents in nearby communities like South Kona and Hilo. 

Since then, its eruption activity has been confined to the crater, the US Geological Survey said - that is, until Sunday night, November 27, when Loa's eruption caused earthquakes and sent billows of fog above and across the island. 

Jessica Ferracane, a spokesperson for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, noted Tuesday how the simultaneous eruptions of both volcanoes are an extremely rare occurrence.

'This is a rare time where we have two eruptions happening simultaneously,' the state official told CBS News, remarking how several fearless citizens flocked to the reserve to get a view of either of the eruptions, particularly Loa's.

'To the people of Hawaii, this is a very sacred event that we are watching.'

The volcano's lava rivers have historically flowed into different communities including Hilo, which has 45,248 residents, and billionaire's hideaway Kukio.

Both areas were put at 'high risk' following the eruption on November 27, whereas the aforementioned rift zones by the volcano, near its smaller counterpart were put at 'extreme risk,' after it erupted as well - the first 'dual' eruption on the island since 1984.

The eruption has also dredged up bad memories for some residents who have experienced harrowing volcanic events in years past.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige has warned so-called lava junkies seizing on the once-in-a-lifetime event to be wary while sightseeing, citing possible sudden changes in the lava's flow path and poor air quality caused by ash and 'vog' - volcanic fog.

'We're thankful the lava flow is not affecting residential areas at this time, allowing schools and businesses to remain open,' he said in a statement. 'I´m issuing this Emergency Proclamation now to allow responders to respond quickly or limit access, if necessary, as the eruption continues.'

Hon said lava crossed the Mauna Loa Observatory access road Monday night and cut off power to the facility. It could move toward the county seat of Hilo, he added, but that could take a week or longer.

Hawaii Governor David Ige  warned so-called 'lava junkies' taking the once-in-a-lifetime event more lightly to be wary while sightseeing - citing the dangers of such an eruption

Hawaii Governor David Ige  warned so-called 'lava junkies' taking the once-in-a-lifetime event more lightly to be wary while sightseeing - citing the dangers of such an eruption

Meanwhile, scientists are trying to measure the gas emitted from the eruption.

'It's just very early in this eruption right now,' Hon said.

Both Hon and Ige warned residents of the dangers of volcanic fog left by the disaster, also known as 'Vog' - a hazard isolated to Hawaiian volcanoes in particular.

The presence of vog reduces visibility, creating a potential hazard for drivers, while also limiting visibility for air and ocean traffic.

The phenomenon can also have a suffocating effect, and Ige urged residents to don facemasks to quell harmful particles present in the smog.

Local resident Nicole Skilling was one of several who took the officials' words seriously, evacuating the South Kona area of the island after the Kilauea volcano, located 20 miles east from its larger counterpart, erupted November 27 as well, in the first 'dual eruption' seen on the island in nearly four decades.

Much of the area, like that surrounding Loa, has been deemed to be at 'extreme risk' of encountering lava flows.

The volcano last erupted in 2018 and saw more than 700 residences destroyed. Skilling relocated to the island around this time and witnessed the horrors of the eruption firsthand. Consequently, at the first sign of lava flow late Nov. 27, she packed her car with food and supplies and fled to a less at-risk area up north.

'It just happened last night, so I really haven´t had a lot of time to worry about it yet, basically,' Skilling said Monday. 'And thankfully, right now, it´s at the northeast rift zone. But if it breaks on the west side, that's when we're talking about coming into a large, populated area. ... That´s why I do have a little bit of PTSD.'

Even though there were no evacuation orders, some people decided to leave their homes, prompting officials to open shelters in the Kona and Kau areas. Very few if any stayed in them overnight, Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth said, and added that they would be closing Tuesday.

Despite that, some in the area were preparing for unpredictable changes.

'We're being makaukau for anything,' Rivera-Kekololio said, using the Hawaiian word for 'ready.'

Ken Hon, scientist-in-charge at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said Tuesday that the lava was flowing 'not super-fast' at less than 1 mph, though the exact speed wasn't yet clear. It was moving downhill about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Saddle Road, which connects the east and west sides of the island. The flow was likely to slow down about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from the road when it hits flatter ground.

What is 'vog'? Suffocating volcanic smog native only to Hawaii

Vog is a hazard associated with only Hawaiian volcanoes.

The presence of vog reduces visibility, creating a potential hazard for drivers, while also limiting visibility for air and ocean traffic.

The phenomenon can also have a suffocating effect, due to harmful particles present in the smog.

Physical complaints associated with the phenomenon include headaches, difficulties breathing, increased susceptibility to respiratory ailments, watery eyes, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, and a lack of energy.

It could prove fatal in extreme cases and can have permanent effects such as asthma.

It was not clear when or if the lava will reach the road. It could hit flatter ground later Tuesday or Wednesday, according to Hon.

'We´re not even sure it will reach the highway, but that is certainly the next step in progress if it continues on these trends,' he said, adding that it's also possible a fissure could open up and drain away some of the supply feeding the flow.

The smell of volcanic gases and sulfur was thick in the air Tuesday along Saddle Road, where people were watching a wide stream of lava creep closer. Clouds cleared to reveal a large plume of gas and ash rising from an open summit vent above the flow.

And despite the 'vog' and lava flow warnings, hundreds of cars lined up near Hilo and the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve, roughly 25 miles away from the site of the eruption to catch a glimpse of the dazzling lava flows and amber skies left by the disaster.

The eruption is drawing hundreds of visitors to the national park, which is open 24 hours a day. 'The viewing has been spectacular' especially before sunrise and at night, park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said.

Visitors there are currently able to witness two eruptive events: the glow from Kilauea's lava lake and lava from a Mauna Loa fissure.

'This is a rare time where we have two eruptions happening simultaneously,' Ferracane said.

People in the northern Hilo neighborhood closest to the Mauna Loa eruption were cautious, but not overly scared Tuesday.

The eruption comes as native Hawaiians celebrate Lā Kūʻokoʻa, a former national holiday commemorating the signing of the Anglo-Franco Proclamation of 1843, which officially recognized the Kingdom of Hawaii's independence and sovereignty from Great Britain and France.

Over a dozen earthquakes of more than 2.5 magnitude have already struck the region, according to the USGS, with one measuring 4.2 in magnitude. Residents are also advised that periods of snow and freezing fog may occur.

Some South Kona residents have already begun to voluntarily evacuate, though no evacuation orders are in place yet. Shelters are also being set up as a precaution.

:: 12-4-22    New Atlas     :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

 Construction begins on the world's largest radio observatory

By Nick Lavars  December 04, 2022

A highly sensitive, next-generation radio observatory has started to come to life, with construction now officially underway on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in Australia and South Africa. The dual-site science facility is set to become one of the largest on Earth, and will offers astronomers a new means to explore some of the most fundamental questions about the cosmos when operations begin later this decade.

The SKA Observatory is around three decades in the making and is the brainchild of astronomers from around the world, who came together in the 1980s to explore how radio waves can tell stories about the history of the universe. In 2012, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation settled on two sites in South Africa and Australia to co-host the facility, taking advantage of the lack of human-generated radio waves in remote regions for clear observations of the cosmos.

Doing so will involve more than 100,000 antennas at the Australian site, in Wajarri Country in Western Australia, and 197 dishes in Karoo in South Africa, where the precursor MeerKAT telescope is already up and running. This will make the SKA Observatory the largest radio astronomy observatory in the world, with ceremonies taking place in both locations on Monday to mark the beginning of construction.

“The SKA Observatory’s telescopes will be one of humanity’s biggest-ever scientific endeavors,” said SKA Organization Director-General Professor Philip Diamond. “I have been involved with the SKA project for the past 30 years, so to finally see the start of on-site construction is a momentous occasion.”

Once it is up and running, the SKA Observatory will use its unparalleled sensitivity to detect radio signals emitted by cosmic sources billions of light years away. This will take the field of radio astronomy into new terrain, allowing scientists to probe the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, and study the early chapters of the universe by documenting the births and deaths of early stars to understand how galaxies formed.

"To put the sensitivity of the SKA into perspective, the SKA could detect a mobile phone in the pocket of an astronaut on Mars, 225 million kilometers away,” said Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at Australia’s Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, Dr Danny Price. “More excitingly, if there are intelligent societies on nearby stars with technology similar to ours, the SKA could detect the aggregate 'leakage' radiation from their radio and telecommunication networks – the first telescope sensitive enough to achieve this feat.”

Source: SKA Observatory, Scimex

[ :: 7-2-17 Campmeeting 2017 afternoon service  ::  :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::  ::  ::]

You are going to see much more happening overseas now much more.  Russia, they have been poked in the eye so long they are ready to fight.  North Korea has been mocked for so long they are ready to fight.  They are not afraid of those ships that are out there; they were out there during the Korean War.  Oh, wake up, wake up, you need to turn to me and not to your own ways, for the old ways never did work etc  

:: 12-5-22     La Prensa Latina Bilingual Media    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

North Korea fires 130 artillery shells near sea border with South

Online News EditorDecember 5, 2022

Seoul, Dec 5 (EFE).- North Korea on Monday fired some 130 artillery shells in waters close to its sea boundary with the South, the South Korean military said.

The North Korean army began firing the artillery shells from the provinces of Kangwon and South Hwanghae at 2:59 pm, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.

The firings are believed to have involved multiple rocket launchers, the JCS added.

The artillery shells ended up in the maritime buffer zones north of the Northern Limit Line, a de facto sea border, that were set a military agreement between both countries in 2018.

Under the agreement, both Koreas had promised to avoid maneuvers or live fire drills in those areas, according to the JCS.

The JCS urged the North to halt the “provocation,” which it called a violation of the 2018 accord.

It added that the military was continuing to monitor Pyongyang’s movements and strengthen its military preparation.

The South Korean army also announced on Monday that it would conduct live-fire drills, involving multiple rocket launchers and other assets, at border units until Wednesday.

The latest North Korean action takes place after Seoul, Washington and Tokyo last week announced new sanctions on North Korean individuals and institutions linked to its weapons development program.

These sanctions were imposed in response to the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by the North on Nov. 18.

Tensions in the Korean peninsula have escalated due to a record number of weapons tests by Pyongyang this year. EFE


:: 12-4-22     RT    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

4 Dec, 2022 15:41

HomeWorld News

Thousands rally in Rome against arming Ukraine (VIDEO)

Trade unionists and leftists marched after the new government promised more arms for Kiev next year

Left-wing demonstrators took to the streets in Rome on Saturday, demanding higher wages and condemning the Italian government for renewing a decree allowing it to send weapons to Ukraine until 2024.

Organized by Italy’s USB trade union and backed by a number of leftist political factions, the protest saw thousands of people assemble at the Piazza della Repubblica and march behind a banner reading “guns down, wages up."

The Meloni government is dragging us further and further into a spiral of war with unpredictable outcomes,” the USB wrote prior to the protest. “Italy is evidently a belligerent and active country in the conflict, despite the fact that the great majority of the population is against the war and the consequent sharp increase in military spending.”

Italy’s new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, issued a decree on Thursday allowing her cabinet to continue sending weapons to Ukraine until the end of 2023 without seeking the formal approval of parliament. Her predecessor, Mario Draghi, was a staunch supporter of Kiev and lost power after a disagreement over arms shipments split the largest party in his coalition government, the Five Star Movement.

The Italian public is split too, with 49% opposing sending weapons to Kiev and 38% in favor, according to a poll taken by EuroWeek News last month. Additionally, 49% of Italians believe that Ukraine needs to make concessions to Russia in the ongoing conflict to speed up the peace process, while only 36% want Kiev to keep fighting.

Last month, another rally in Rome calling for a peace deal to end the Ukrainian conflict drew 100,000 people, organizers said.

You can share this story on social media:


[:: 9-28-08 am service (first word) :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::]

etc.. The EU is on its own, Russia is on its own, China is on its own, many are not your friends, many have already plotted and planned the things that they shall do, it is recorded in my Book. And if you were to study my Book you would see the things that are taking place right now. etc..

:: 12-5-22     RT    :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

5 Dec, 2022 11:44

HomeWorld News

As Russia launches more nuclear ice-breakers, how global warming could lead to a new hotspot in the Arctic

With Moscow strengthening its presence in the region, will the global north become the theater for a new showdown between Russia and the US?

Exactly 65 years ago, the world’s first nuclear icebreaker, the ‘Lenin’, was launched in the USSR. With this event, Moscow loudly announced its ambitions to develop the northern seas. Though the Arctic has remained on the periphery of world leaders’ attention for a long time, due to global warming the region is now becoming something akin to another ‘Klondike’ for natural resources.

The erstwhile Russian Empire claimed its rights to this region at the beginning of the last century, but, given the current circumstances, not all Arctic nations are ready to cede leadership to Moscow in developing the Arctic Ocean. Consequently, the region is increasingly becoming the focus of potential tensions in international relations.

The death of a US mercenary exposes the bleak reality of service with Ukraine’s 'International Legion'

Read more

The power of Russian icebreakers…

On December 5, 1957, the first nuclear-powered surface vessel in world history and the Soviet Union’s first atomic icebreaker, the ‘Lenin’, was launched. It was transferred to the USSR’s Naval Ministry two years later and was created to serve the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

On the eve of the 65th anniversary of this event, Moscow made another major statement: at the end of November 2022, the third icebreaker in Project 22220, the ‘Yakutia’, was launched. It will be completed on the water. According to various sources, commissioning is scheduled for late 2024 or early 2025. This vessel will also work to ensure the safe passage of ships along the Northern Sea Route.

At almost the same time, the icebreaker ‘Ural’ arrived on the scene. A total of seven nuclear icebreakers are currently in service with Atomflot. Today, Russia is the only country in the world with its own fleet of this type, without which the development of the polar regions surrounding the NSR would be almost impossible.

While atomic-powered ships were mostly used for excursions up until 2010, they have now taken on strategic importance for exploring the Arctic. The Russian company Rosatom has mastered production of nuclear icebreakers and now turns them out more often than before. This indicates that it won’t be easy to catch up with Moscow in this area, if it’s even possible at all. This is a cause for concern among Western countries.

“In recent years, Moscow has made it more than abundantly clear that it sees the region as its own and has built up its military presence,” writes Peter Suckau, a columnist for 19FortyFive.

America’s top brass also complains about this. “Russia is refurbishing Soviet-era airfields and radar installations, constructing new ports and search-and-rescue centers, and building up its fleet of nuclear- and conventionally-powered icebreakers. It is also expanding its network of air and coastal defense missile systems, thus strengthening its anti-access and area-denial capabilities over key portions of the Arctic,” Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Campbell said last year.

… and US concern

It’s not only Russian icebreakers that are causing tension in the Arctic. Almost every step Russia takes towards building infrastructure in the region elicits a harsh reaction from international – especially American – observers.

For example, on August 1, 2022, the Russian government approved a plan to develop the NSR by 2035. The main goal set out in the document is to ensure reliable and safe transportation of freight and goods to benefit the people living in the Far North, and also to facilitate investment projects in the country’s Arctic zone.

The scheme includes the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas condensate terminal, oil and coal terminals, onshore and hydraulic structures, LNG marine transportation complexes, a hub port for transportation, and other infrastructure.

These plans have provoked sharp criticism in the American press. “Over the 20 years of the council’s [the Arctic Council] existence, Moscow has made outrageous land claims and embarked on aggressive oil exploration in the region,” The Hill columnist Diana Francis wrote in August.

The White House has not stood aside either. Seeing how Russia has begun to focus its attention on the Arctic region, the US has also expressed its intent to “up its game” by creating the post of ambassador-at-large for the Arctic region expressly for this purpose.“This official will be based here at the State Department, which will reflect our continued strong commitment to high-level Arctic cooperation [with other countries],” State Department Adviser Derek Scholle announced in late October 2022 during an online briefing.

Russia has repeatedly stressed that it has no issues in the Arctic that require a military solution, asserting that what the US calls “strengthening Russia” is just part of Moscow’s efforts to strengthen its ability to defend its own borders.

“The United States has always reacted nervously to the development of Russia’s Arctic programs. Washington has always found it difficult to accept virtually any activity on the part of Moscow in the region, and in the context of global warming and active melting of ice, American politicians have begun to see the Arctic as a possible battlefield in the future. Based on this, the Americans are doing everything possible to limit Russia in this region, and this topic has become more and more acute lately,” Oleg Barabanov, program director of the Valdai Discussion club and a professor at Russia’s Higher School of Economics (HSE), told RT.

However, there may be a different explanation for American officials making such statements. Last year, Washington adopted a new doctrine of action in the Arctic aimed at countering Russia and China in the region.

In particular, a multi-domain task force is to be formed from ground forces in Alaska, which will include a division headquarters with trained and equipped brigades. Training centers and training grounds will be created immediately. In addition, it proposes that the US Air Force and Navy maintain a permanent presence in the Arctic.

“A multi-domain operational unit, especially with extended range, has clear advantages for conducting combat operations in the Arctic. Air and sea communications are crucial in this region, with its vast distances,” the strategic plan notes.

One thing is obvious: the increasing stakes and attention are turning the Arctic into a region where not only the political, but also the geopolitical and economic, interests of the leading powers may collide.

The socio-political discourse surrounding the Arctic that has emerged in recent years boils down to answering the main question: What is the priority for the countries vying to participate in Arctic projects – cooperation or confrontation? Russia has called for joint negotiations to settle the legal aspects of the use of the Arctic space within the auspices of the Arctic Council, which Moscow currently chairs. However, in the spring of 2022, the other member countries refused to participate in any Arctic Council events. Moreover, the US has made it clear that it sees Moscow’s efforts as an attempt to establish military-strategic control over the region.

It is quite possible that the Arctic will become the next point of tension precisely because of the militarization of the region, which is already a serious problem,” Barabanov believes.

Why is Russia laying claim to the Arctic?

Russia declared its rights to the Arctic region back in 1916, a stance that Moscow did not abandon during the 20th century. However, in recent years, developing the Arctic has once again become a priority in Russian politics, which should not be surprising. The total area of Russian territory located in the Arctic zone adds up to 3 million km2 (including 2.2 million km2 of land), amounting to 18% of Russia’s entire territory. About 2.4 million people live there. For a country the size of Russia, this is not much – less than 2% of the population – but these 2.4 million people represent 40% of the Arctic’s total population.

Another aspect is also fundamentally important – a lot of natural resources are concentrated on the Arctic Shelf, an offshore area that itself has a unique geographical location.

Scientists estimate that the shelf contains up to a quarter of Russia’s oil reserves and almost half of its gas. This breaks down to 49% in the Barents Sea, 35% in the Kara Sea, and 15% in the Okhotsk Sea.

Moscow first attempted to determine the borders of the continental shelf back in 2001. At that time, Russia sent an idea about expanding its borders on the Arctic shelf to the relevant UN Commission. Moscow provided data from a study of the seabed topography, which showed that the Lomonosov and Mendeleev underwater ridges running along the bottom of the Arctic Ocean are a continuation of the Siberian continental platform. However, that application was rejected.

In 2016, Russia submitted another application, supplemented with fresh scientific data. In 2019, the UN Sub-Commission adopted an interim decision, in which it was recognized that part of the Arctic territory geologically belongs to Russia’s continental shelf. However, no final decision has been made so far.

There are currently two approaches for determining the status of Arctic lands and waters. According to the first, this can be exclusively considered open sea with the corresponding rules for ship movement. The second implies that the Arctic Ocean can be considered a kind of national territory of the adjacent country.

If we take the second approach, then countries can claim preferential rights to Arctic sectors due to their geographical location and historical context. These sectors are determined by the meridians passing along the western and eastern coastal borders of a country. In this case, Russia’s Arctic sector would amount to about 9 million km2, of which the marine area would account for 6.8 million km2.

Russia, Norway, Denmark, Canada, and the US can lay direct claim to parts of the Arctic shelf. However, according to current international legislation on this issue, the Arctic countries have no special rights to the Arctic – even due to their geographical location. According to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 (Russia ratified the document in 1997), a country’s full sovereign territorial rights only extend 12 miles into coastal waters, while its economic zone, where it has the right to extract minerals, stretches out to 200 miles. At the same time, Article 77 of the same convention states that countries can exercise their sovereign rights (for example, to extract minerals) throughout their continental shelf.

The ice is melting

However, the root of the discussions is economic. In recent years, centuries-old Arctic ice has been melting, opening access to resources and other economic benefits. The main thing that Russia is focusing on is the opportunities that are emerging to use the Northern Sea Route more actively. Due to climatic change, glaciers have begun to melt rapidly, leaving more and more days per year on which the transport artery is available. If global warming cannot be curbed, the Arctic Ocean will be free from ice in the current century, according to some estimates.

Despite certain negative environmental consequences, this opens up new economic opportunities for using the Northern Sea Route, the advantages of which are obvious – the distance from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok is slightly more than 14,000 km, whereas goods would have to be transported over 23,000 km if routed through the Suez Canal. Accordingly, the speed of shipping goods between Asia and Europe can increase.

Russia’s desire for the Northern Sea Route to become a leading international sea route is understandable. The use of this transport corridor will bring benefits to all of Europe – the route between the EU and Asia will be almost halved.

However, it is this fact, combined with Russia’s requirements for the passage of ships, that elicits thinly concealed irritation from the US.

“They require any vessel transiting the NSR through international waters to have a Russian pilot onboard to guide the vessel. Russia is also attempting to require foreign vessels to obtain permission before entering the NSR,” Pentagon spokesman Thomas Campbell said in 2021. The official further claimed that Russia’s demonstration of its military might in the north is the key to understanding Moscow’s nuclear strategy, and that Russia’s policy in the Arctic region itself could be an attempt to impose its authority over wider territories.

At the same time, researchers from the HSE believe that, in addition to the economic benefits that will come from opening the NSR, the liberation of the Arctic from ice will also bring serious risks to Russia.

First of all, this is because the natural buffer between Russia and the US provided by the ice mass will disappear, and this may increase the rivalry between Moscow, Washington, and Beijing in the region, while contributing to its general militarization. Over the past few years, the US (the Defense Department, Air Force, and Army) has been publishing new military Arctic strategies, which involve increasing the American military presence in the Arctic. This approach on the part of the US cannot but threaten Russian economic interests in the region, according to the authors of a HSE report titled ‘Russia’s Arctic Policy: International Aspects’. Moreover, the militarization of oceans will clearly not facilitate international cooperation in this region.

In addition, the potential the Arctic presents is beginning to be appreciated by other countries (for example, China), which want to revise the existing system under which the Arctic is governed by neighboring states. As a result, scientists expect international competition to only increase here.

“Now, in addition to the Arctic countries, the region is receiving more and more attention from Asian countries – China, India, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. Firstly, they are interested in the development of Arctic routes. Secondly, they are striving to demonstrate their contribution by actively participating as observers in various Arctic events. So, the sphere of politics in the Arctic is expanding,” says Barabanov.

In this regard, Russian experts are sure there is difficult diplomatic work ahead if Russia is to harmonize relations with all countries interested in participating in Arctic projects.

Nonetheless, the HSE professor believes that hot conflicts should not be expected any time in the near future.

“But again, in the future, it is impossible to rule out the possibility of incidents occurring, including at sea. With climate change, the sea will become increasingly wide, and such incidents are possible. Therefore, the increase in the level of tension surrounding the Arctic should be taken seriously,” he told RT.

By Valentin Loginov, a Russian journalist focused on the political process, sociology and international relations




---<><  -- - --  <><  -- -----  _______________  --  <><  -- - --  <><  -- ---

Take note, all prophetic word on this page may be viewed in context by clicking on the prophetic word page, previous predictions folder with the corresponding date. 


--- --  ><>  -- - --  ><>  --  _______________  --  <><  -- - --  <><  -- ---


Past fulfilled prophecies:

[Page 1 11-2003 on] [Page 2 1-2005 on] [Page 3 1-2006 on]

[Page 4 1-2007 on]  [Page 5  1-2008 on] [Page 6 1-2009 on]  

Page 7 1-2010 on] [Page 8 1-2011 on]  [Page 9 1-2012 on]

[Page 10 1-2013 on]  [Page 11 1-2014 on] [Page 12  1-2015 on]  

[Page 13-2016 on]  [Page 14 9-2016 on]  [Page 15 2017 on]

[Page 16 2018 on]  [Page 17 2019 on]   [Page 18 2020 on]

[Page 19 2020/21 on]  [Page 20 2021 on[Page 21 2021/22 on]

[Page 22 2022 on]  [Page 23 2022 on]  [Page 24 2022 on]  

[Page 25 2023 on]


--- --  ><>  -- - --  ><>  --  _______________  --  <><  -- - --  <><  -- ---


Home] [Prophetic Word]