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Clear Evidence that Flight 77 Hit The Pentagon on 9/11 - a Parody

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With so much debate going on over what really happened at the Pentagon on 9/11, and the obvious dire lack of coherent commentators to put and end to it once and for all, I decided that it was high time that I added my own reality-based voice to the debate and, in doing so, allow common sense to finally prevail over the ranting of wild-eyed, hairy-knuckled, missing link type conspiracy theorists and liberals alike.

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New Virginia governor rescinds mask & vaccine mandate in 1st order UPDATE: Youngkin signs total of 11 Executive Actions

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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin prepares to sign executive orders in the governors conference room at the Capitol, Jan. 15, 2022, in Richmond, Va.
The state of Virginia will no longer require school children to wear masks and state employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Newly sworn-in Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has pulled mandates requiring children to wear masks and state employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of his first day in office.

After defeating Democratic candidate and former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe in the November 2021 gubernatorial election, Youngkin - a Republican - stuck by his pledge to lift sweeping coronavirus restrictions imposed by his predecessor.

Comment: UPDATE from Breitbart:
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin Signals New Leadership with 11 Executive Actions on First Day

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) signaled a new direction for Virginia on his first day in office, signing 11 executive actions aimed at changing the trajectory of the Commonwealth.

Youngkin signed nine Executive Orders and two Executive Directives, many of which focused on education, the coronavirus, and economic development, according to a press release.

In his first Executive Order as governor, the Virginia Republican promised to "restore excellence in education by ending the use of divisive concepts, including Critical Race Theory, in public education." The second order promised to "empower Virginia parents in their child's education and upbringing by allowing parents to make decisions on whether their child wears a mask in school."

Both orders signal the fulfillment of a major campaign theme about education and parental rights, taking on the Marxist critical race theory indoctrination scheme directly, and opening up the opportunity for parents to choose whether or not to mask their child, a practice that has proven to be detrimental to social development and mental health.

The final education-related order is the fourth, which promises to investigate the Loudoun County School Board which appears to have covered up the rape of a student in order to pass a sweeping transgender bill that would allow boys to use girls' restrooms and locker rooms.


Another coronavirus-related directive promises to "restore individual freedoms and personal privacy by rescinding the vaccine mandate for all state employees."

Youngkin also "declare[d] Virginia open for business," but backed up the order by stating his intention to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and cut "job-killing regulations by 25 percent." He also spoke about a new direction for business in his inaugural speech.
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Red Flag

ZeroHedge: 'Global economy heading for mother of all supply chain shocks - China locking down ports to blame'


Comment: And now we turn to the financial experts who brought you 'PLAGUE! PANIC!' in 2020 for their take on how the 'Conomy is doing!...


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Port of Shanghai
Over the past month, as Wall Street turned increasingly optimistic on US growth alongside the Fed, with consensus (shaped by the Fed's leaks and jawboning) now virtually certain of a March rate hike, we have been repeatedly warning that after a huge policy error in 2021 when the Fed erroneously said that inflation is "transitory" (it wasn't), the central bank is on pace to make another just as big policy mistake in 2022 by hiking as many as 4 times and also running off its massive balance sheet... right into a global growth slowdown.
And, as we have also discussed in recent weeks, one place where this growth slowdown is emerging - besides the upcoming deterioration in US consumption where spending is now being funded to record rates by credit cards before it encounters a troubling air pocket - is China and its "covid-zero" policy in general, and its covid-locked down ports in particular.

Pocket Knife

US official threatens Russia with 'sharp pain' inflicted 'very fast'

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© AP/Sarabeth Maney
Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
The US has some 18 "different scenarios" up its sleeve to react to any form of Russian attack on Ukraine, leading official Victoria Nuland has warned, promising to inflict "sharp pain" on Moscow should it make such a move. Nuland, who currently serves as undersecretary of state for political affairs in President Joe Biden's government, made the thinly veiled threat in an interview with the Financial Times published on Saturday. Nuland said:
"I'm not going to preview 18 different scenarios ... I would simply say that our commitment and the conversation that we have with our allies is around inflicting very sharp pain very fast, if Russia makes this move in any form."
Western media, as well as multiple US officials, have repeatedly warned of an imminent "invasion" of Ukraine by Moscow over the past few months. Washington and its allies have cited the movement of Russian troops within the country's vast Western territory as 'proof' of such plans. Moscow has consistently denied the allegations, insisting it has a right to carry out military maneuvers within its borders as it pleases.

Nuland failed to specify any of the multiple scenarios she hinted at in the interview. At the same time, the official said the US was still open to dialog with Moscow, while revealing that Washington has been working on a written response to the comprehensive security deal draft proposed by Russia.

Comment: When the US comes out with blazing accusations, it is often a cover for its own covert actions. If anyone can deliver 'nasty' it is Nuland.


Russian Flag

Kremlin tells CNN about possibility of weapons deployment to Ukraine

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
Moscow considers talks with the US and NATO "unsuccessful," but there is no talk of military action, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.

Russia has no plans to attack Ukraine, but could not say it would never deploy any weapons in its large southern neighbor, the Kremlin has told CNN, adding that Moscow is willing to talk, but only if its concerns are addressed.

Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin's long-time spokesman, added that Russia is deeply concerned by a recent spiraling-up of tensions in Europe, in an interview scheduled for broadcast on Sunday. He told the host of the 'Fareed Zakaria GPS' show:
"We have too much tension on the border [with Ukraine]. We have too much tension in this part of Europe. It drags [in] more problems automatically. It is extremely dangerous for our continent."
According to Peskov, the only way forward for the US and NATO is to finally address Russia's concerns in earnest, instead of brushing them off. "This is the reason we are insisting on receiving a direct response," he explained, adding that Moscow expected an "extremely specific" response to its "extremely specific proposals."

Comment: As the US doubles down on its narrative, so must Russia. Escalation at this point in time is rhetorical.


Target

US to train 'Ukrainian insurgents' in EU - media

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© AP/Ukrainian Defense Ministry Press Service
Ukrainian soldiers launch US Javelin missiles in Donetsk region, Ukraine • January 12, 2022.
The US is mulling a strategy of subverting Russia's aims, without direct involvement, in case it invades Ukraine, the New York Times reported on Friday, adding that it may involve arming and training Ukrainian fighters in Europe.

American President Joe Biden has apparently not made up his mind about what his government would do in the event that Moscow occupies the former Soviet republic, the newspaper claims. However, it insists that officials have come up with a possible US response in case an attack does take place.

Washington apparently believes that Ukraine does not stand a chance against a potential Russian invading force in an open battle and it instead has focused on supporting Ukrainian "guerrilla" warfare on territory that could be occupied by Moscow, the report explains.

Comment: Someone ought to invent diplomacy.


Arrow Down

Biden turning US into 'large-scale version of Venezuela,' Trump claims

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© AP/Ross D. Franklin
Former US President Donald Trump at a rally in Florence, AZ • January 15, 2022
Former President Donald Trump held his first campaign-style rally of 2022 in Arizona, lashing out at President Joe Biden's "destructive" economic policies, his vaccine mandates, and the alleged persecution of Trump's supporters.

Citing soaring inflation, rising gas prices, and shortages of food and consumer goods, Trump told a thousands-strong crowd in Florence, Arizona that Biden has caused "more destruction than five presidents in the last year," and has set America on a path to becoming "a large-scale version of Venezuela." The allegory was apparently referring to the hyperinflation that has plagued the Venezuelan economy over the past decade.

"Our country is being destroyed... it's not even believable," Trump told the crowd.

Though he has not yet formally announced another run for the White House in 2024, Trump has held several rallies since leaving office last year. At every one, he has restated his claims that Biden's electoral victory in 2020 was fraudulent, and Saturday's event was no different, with the former president claiming that "more and more" information was coming out to prove that the election was "rigged and stolen."

Comment: Do we need to say it? The rally was packed.


Dominoes

Turkey striving for rapid de-dollarization

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The Dollar and the Lira
The process of de-dollarizing the Turkish economy will be accelerated in the coming weeks, according to Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati.

The government will step up the conversion of the nation's foreign currency holdings into Turkish lira, he said, adding that more than 131 billion lira ($9.69 billion) had been deposited in accounts under the plan.

The government program, unveiled last month, is intended to protect lira deposits from further forex depreciation, as well as to make citizens feel more secure when holding their savings in a bank.

Nebati said on Saturday, speaking to heads of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Istanbul:
"The decline in forex deposit accounts has begun. We will see the declining trend in the forex deposit accounts continuing downward quickly."
Turkey's economy is currently in crisis, with high inflation continuing to rise, while economic growth has stalled and the country's foreign-exchange reserves have plummeted.

Comment: Turkey appears to have a back-up plan and options. The US will not look kindly nor forgo response to abandonment of its primary leverage.


Snakes in Suits

The GOP senator Fauci called a 'moron' to introduce FAUCI Act on financial disclosures

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Senator Roger Marshall
A Republican lawmaker that Dr. Anthony Fauci called a "moron" earlier this week will introduce a financial disclosures bill known as the FAUCI Act.

Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall will introduce the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals Act after Fauci insulted him in the aftermath of a heated debate in the Senate earlier this week, a spokesperson for the senator told the Hill. The FAUCI Act would mandate that the Office of Government Ethics present the financial records for people such as Fauci on its website, an allusion to the initial dispute that prompted Fauci to call Marshall a "moron" on a hot mic during a Senate hearing.

Dr. Fauci has lost his reputation," Marshall said during a Thursday morning interview on Fox Business's Mornings with Maria.

Comment: Fauci defends taxpayer funding expenditures to investigate Wuhan lab. Feedback for this is indignant.




Laptop

Ukraine changes its mind (again) on culprit behind cyberattack

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© Global Look Press / Pavlo Gonchar
One day after blaming Belarus, Kiev has now labeled Russia the perpetrator of a huge cyberattack

A Ukrainian ministry now says "evidence" indicates Moscow was behind Friday's attack on Kiev's governmental websites. The move comes after another official earlier pointed the finger at hackers backed by Belarusian intelligence.

The statement arrived less than a day after the deputy secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, Sergey Demedyuk, blamed the incident on Belarus. The large-scale hack is said to have rendered the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of other government agencies temporarily inaccessible.

Comment: Ukraine was blaming Moscow first, then Belarus, and now back to Moscow. Is the State Department not communicating clearly with Ukraine?