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Border agents confirm 1.2 million 'gotaway' migrants under Biden administration

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US President Joe Biden speaks with a member of the US Border Patrol as they walk along the US-Mexico border fence in El Paso, Texas, on January 8, 2023.
U.S. border agents have confirmed that 1.2 million illegal migrants "got away" from authorities while crossing the border under President Biden's administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources told Fox News on Sunday.

CBP tracks hundreds of thousands of migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico Border every month, but that stat does not include the number of known "gotaways," or migrants who were detected by authorities but not apprehended. Since Biden entered office in January 2021, border crossings have exploded, and at least 1.2 million migrants successfully evaded authorities.

The first half of Biden's four-year term saw monthly border encounters rise from 101,000 in February 2021 to 251,000 in December 2022, according to CBP stats.


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Son of Democrat House Minority Whip Katherine M. Clark arrested for assaulting cop during Boston Antifa event

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The son of Democrat House Minority Whip Katherine M. Clark was reportedly arrested during an Antifa riot in Boston, Massachusetts after allegedly vandalizing personal property and charged with assaulting an officer while resisting arrest Saturday night.

According to the Boston Police Department, at about 9:30 pm officers responded to a protest at the Parkman Bandstand Monument located in the Boston Common. "Upon arrival officers observed an individual defacing the monument with spray paint. The tagging read 'NO COP CITY' and 'ACAB,'" authorities stated. The phrases are commonly utilized by anti-police Antifa activists, including the ones rioting in the Atlanta "autonomous zone."

The suspect was later identified as Jared Dowell, 23, of Melrose. AntifaWatch pointed out that the suspect is likely the child of the Democratic politician.

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Megaphone

Justin Trudeau SWARMED in Hamilton by protesters calling him a tyrant, demanding his resignation

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A tense scene unfolded in Hamilton Ontario as Justin Trudeau attempted to make his way to a bar for a function during his cabinet retreat.

Canadian freedom protesters waving maple leaf flags and carrying signs that read "F*ck Trudeau" yelled "You f*cking tyrant!" and "Resign!" at the embattled Prime Minister who has embraced division, authoritarianism and censorship during his tenure.

True North's Harry Faulker captured the scene on Twitter:


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Control Panel

A Hard-Edged Rock: Waging economic warfare on humanity

BlackRock


W
hy is much modern food of inferior quality? Why is health suffering and smallholder farmers who feed most of the world being forced out of agriculture?

Mainly because of the mindset of the likes of Larry Fink of BlackRock - the world's biggest asset management firm - and the economic system they profit from and promote.

In 2011, Fink said agricultural and water investments would be the best performers over the next 10 years.

Fink Stated:
"Go long agriculture and water and go to the beach."
Unsurprisingly then, just three years later, in 2014, the Oakland Institute found that institutional investors, including hedge funds, private equity and pension funds, were capitalising on global farmland as a new and highly desirable asset class.

Recycle

Wave of top Ukrainian officials resign, huge corruption scandal reveals Western aid embezzled

Congress Zelensky Washington

FILE PHOTO: US newspaper, citing NATO and Ukrainian officials, claims Zelensky wants to first secure some military victories against Moscow
The Ukrainian government on Tuesday confirmed the resignation of multiple high ranking officials amid large-scale corruption allegations, in what's being called the biggest mass resignation and graft scandal since the Russian invasion began.

Some dozen officials have quit their posts after a huge political shake-up over allegations and probes into cases ranging from bribery, to mismanagement of aid funds for purchasing food, to embezzlement, to driving expensive cars while common people suffer under wartime conditions.

A top presidential adviser and four deputy ministers - among these two defense officials, along with five regional governors were forced out of their posts. And among the regional governors to step down included officials overseeing regions which have seen intense fighting, including the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, where Russian forces have lately reported gains.

Comment: There are a number of signs that point to something significant coming up for NATO's proxy war against Russia in Ukraine:

Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Germany Sending Tanks to 'Save Ukraine' - WEF Meets to 'Save The Planet'


As well as the following analysis from The Duran, and then Colonel Macgregor:






Calculator

El Salvador pays off $800 million bond using bitcoin, avoids indebting itself to IMF

President Nayib Bukele

President Nayib Bukele
El Salvador's $800 million bond issue set to mature on Tuesday has been repaid with interest, President Nayib Bukele said on Twitter.

Finance Minister Alejandro Zelaya confirmed the same news on his Twitter account.

"In the past year, almost every legacy international news outlet said that because of our 'bitcoin bet,' El Salvador was going to default on its debt by January 2023 (since we had an 800 million dollar bond maturing today)," Bukele said. "Literally hundreds of articles."

Comment:



Translation:
And his lies were received by investors as the truth. They caused bonds to fall sharply. Over time they understood that it was different and the bonds resurfaced. Today, the lie fell completely. There was no default, the one that they advertised for months.
See also: Major crypto hub issues bankruptcy warning


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Banking institutions quietly admit to inevitable recession implosion in 2023

Hindenburg
As the Federal Reserve continues its fastest rate hike cycle since the stagflation crisis of 1980, a couple vital questions linger in the minds of economists everywhere - When is recession going to strike and when will the Fed reverse course on tightening?

The answers to these queries are at the same time simple and complex: First, the recession has already arrived. Second, the Fed is NOT going to reverse course, though they will probably stop tightening for a time.

The technical definition of a recession in the US is two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth. We already experienced that in 2022, which led the Biden White House and puppet economists within the mainstream media to change the definition. The Federal Reserve also ignored deflationary signals throughout the last year and evidence suggests the central bank along with the Biden Administration even tried to hide the downturn with false employment numbers.

For a few years I have predicted that the establishment would shift into a monetary tightening phase and they would continue with interest rate hikes and balance sheet reductions until markets break and the system destabilizes. That prediction has proven accurate so far, and the evidence shows that elements of a financial black hole have already been created.

Eye 1

EU official threatens Musk's Twitter with sanctions over 'wild west' free speech policy

Věra Jourová
© Euronews Next screenshot
European Commission’s Vice President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová speaking about Musk's leadership of Twitter.
European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová warned that Twitter must follow European standards on speech or pay the price.

European politician Věra Jourová warned Elon Musk from the World Economic Forum in Davos that Twitter will face "sanctions" if it does not shut down some forms of speech.

Jourová, the European Commission's Vice President for Values and Transparency, told Euronews Next that Twitter may face penalties for enabling free speech in violation of European Union regulations. "The time of the Wild West is over," she said.

Comment: The interview reported on above:




Blue Planet

Russian warship armed with hypersonics to join drills with China, South Africa navies

frigate Gorshkov
© Dmitri Lovetsky/ AP
Russian frigate named 'Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov' moored in the Neva River during the Navy Day celebration in St Petersburg, Russia, last July

Comment: The propaganda media - using a Telegram channel as their 'source', and in defiance of all common sense - are hysterically spinning this story as: Putin's navy frigate armed with hypersonic missiles 'sailed towards US in the Atlantic in a show of strength' after passing Britain.


A Russian warship armed with hypersonic cruise weapons will take part in exercises with the Chinese and South African navies in February, according to Russia's state-owned TASS news agency.

The report on Monday was the first official mention of the participation by the Russian frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov.

The frigate is armed with Zircon missiles, which fly at nine times the speed of sound and have a range of more than 1,000km (620 miles).

Comment: Note: The US is in a race to develop hypersonic weapons, and there are no signs it will achieve that goal anytime soon, Russia, on the other hand, as Putin has noted, has reached at least Mach 20: Moscow warns West of 'global tragedy' if its territory is threatened by Western weapons

Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Germany Sending Tanks to 'Save Ukraine' - WEF Meets to 'Save The Planet'




Blackbox

There's no hiding Biden's fright over classified document scandal

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© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP
President Biden claimed he has "no regrets" over his handling of classified documents
Joe Biden is panicking.

An astonishing fifth trove of classified documents was discovered in the president's Delaware mansion Friday, not by his own lawyers this time, but during a more thorough, 13-hour search by the Department of Justice while he holed up in his beach house in Rehoboth, which ought to be next on the DOJ search list.

Biden's Attorney General Merrick Garland has had the audacity to appoint a special counsel to investigate Biden.

His long-term trusted factotum Ron Klain is bailing out.

And someone at the White House is throwing his trusted longtime executive assistant Kathy Chung under the bus. The Washington Post quoted an anonymous insider last week saying that Chung "has confided to associates that she is distressed that she might have inadvertently been involved in moving or storing classified material at the center, planting the seeds of the current uproar." The fact that the loyal Chung was personally poached by Hunter Biden in 2012 to work for his father in the VP's office apparently counts for nothing when it comes to offloading blame from the president.

Comment: Yeah, what about that Biden 'transparency'?