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Grifter Obama pushes ANOTHER book, takes racist swipes at Trump voters

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Barack Obama
Barack Obama has taken a swipe at Hispanic voters who chose Donald Trump, accusing them of ignoring the US president's "racist" comments.

The ex-US president argued some overlooked Mr Trump's rhetoric because they supported his anti-abortion stance. Mr Obama also criticised undocumented migrants being held in "cages", a practice that began in his presidency.

Exit polls show Mr Trump won a larger percentage of Hispanics than in 2016. The Republican president garnered about 32% of the demographic in 2020, up from 28% four years ago.

Comment: Looks likes ole Barry's comments didn't play as well as he'd hoped.

Lest anyone feel left out, Obama included white males in his criticisms:
During an interview with the radio show The Breakfast Club, Obama said that while the existing government "has failed miserably in handling just basic looking after the American people and keeping them safe," millions of people still voted to re-elect Trump because they believed they were "under attack" by Democrats.

"It turns out politics is not just about policy, it's not just about numbers, it's about the stories that are being told," said Obama, who appeared on the show to promote his new book, A Promised Land.

"What's always interesting to me is the degree to which you've seen created in Republican politics the sense that white males are victims," Obama said. "They are the ones who are under attack - which obviously doesn't jive with both history and data and economics. But that's a sincere belief that's been internalized, that's a story that's being told and how you unwind that is going to be not something that is done right away, it's going to take some time."

Later on in the show Wednesday, co-host DJ Envy asked Obama to respond to some criticism from Black people that the former president could have done more for people of color while in office.

"I understand it because when I was elected there was so much excitement and hope, and I also think we generally view the presidency as almost like a monarchy in the sense of once the president's there, he can just do whatever needs to get done and if he's not doing it, it must be because he didn't want to do it," Obama responded.

Envy then argued that Trump has behaved that way, to which Obama responded, "because he breaks laws or disregards the constitution."

"The good news for me was I was very confident in what I had done for Black folks because I have the statistics to prove it," the former president added.
And in the "who cares, but it might sell more copies" department:
In his new book, The Promised Land, the former president explains how he was once going to the beach with their daughter Sasha and Michelle refused to go. He said that she vowed, as first lady, to never be captured on film in a bathing suit.

Obama confirmed this in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine.

He said:
She was serious. 'This is one of my main goals as first lady. I will not be photographed by the paparazzi in a bathing suit.' And she succeeded.
During his eight years as president, Michelle was never pictured in a bathing suit.

However, in 2018, a photograph of her in a white bikini top sparked debate online.

Bad Guys

NINE Aussie soldiers commit suicide as war crimes scandal morphs into shambles, with top brass shielded & squaddies blamed


(L) General Angus Campbell Getty Images / Mick Tsikas - Pool; (R) Screenshot ABC
Canberra failed to deal with atrocities laid bare in a report which found that elite special forces' murder of prisoners and innocent civilians in Afghanistan was "disgraceful." Sadly, the guilty will probably get away with it.

The Australian government's handling of the Afghanistan war crimes scandal has been an utter shambles and, as a result, those responsible are likely to escape punishment entirely.

The Brereton report, handed down last week in redacted form, found that some unnamed 25 soldiers in the elite Australian special forces had committed 39 murders while on duty in Afghanistan. Brereton correctly described this as "a disgraceful and profound betrayal."

Comment: See also:

Arrow Up

Situation is not hopeless in Pennsylvania, after dismissal of the case filed there

Voting closed
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This particular case involved claims that seven Pennsylvania counties and the Secretary of the Commonwealth inappropriately allowed voters who submitted defective mail-in ballots to "cure" the defect by voting a provisional ballot on election day.

The issues in the case involve whether such a "curing" process is allowable under Pennsylvania law, and whether the actions by the counties and the Secretary of the Commonwealth caused an "injury" to the Plaintiffs by expanding the opportunity for registered voters to cast their ballots.

This case was always going to end up in a dismissal based on a lack of standing on the part of the Plaintiffs to assert the type of claims they were bringing. The controlling case law at the appellate court level dictated the outcome. The purpose of bringing the case was to initiate a process that allows the Trump Campaign's claims to move through the trial court, appeals court, and on to the Supreme Court, which has the authority to overrule lower court "standing" cases and give the Trump Campaign the ability to pursue its claims. You can't get to the Supreme Court without starting in the district court, and the Trump Campaign could only get to the Supreme Court by LOSING.

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Europe must not succumb to the Soros network

Victor Orban
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
Reply to the article by George Soros

Many believe that the prime minister of a country should not enter into an argument with George Soros. Their reasoning is that Soros is an economic criminal, because he made his money through speculation, ruining the lives of millions of people, and even blackmailing entire national economies. Just as governments must not negotiate with terrorists, they say, prime ministers must likewise not debate with economic criminals.

Yet now I am compelled to do so, because in an article appearing on the Project Syndicate website on 18 November, the Hungarian-born speculator and billionaire George Soros issued open commands to the leaders of the European Union. In his article he instructs them to severely punish those Member States that do not want to become part of a unifying European empire under the banner of a global "open society".

Throughout history, Europe's strength has always been derived from its nations. Although of different origins, European nations were bound together by the common roots of our faith. The foundation of our communities was the European family model, itself based on Judeo-Christian traditions. It was Christian freedom which ensured freedom of thought and culture, and which created benign competition among the continent's nations. This magnificent amalgam of contrasts made Europe the world's leading power through centuries of history.

Every attempt to unify Europe under the aegis of empire has failed. Thus historical experience tells us that Europe will be great again if its nations become great again, and resist all forms of imperial ambition.

Comment: The challenge is to define ourselves and live by our principles - no matter the threat. As such, the Hungarian prime minister effectively utilizes the imperial commands of the Soros campaign to make a stand and hold steadfast to it - a rare and brave example by today's standards.

Bad Guys

'Serious indications' Israel involved in assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist - Iranian FM Zarif

A handout photo made available by Iran state TV (IRIB) on November 27, 2020, shows the scene after an attack on the car of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh near Tehran.
A high-profile nuclear scientist was reportedly assassinated in Iran on Friday. According to reports, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, a professor of physics at the Imam Hussein University in Tehran, was killed in Damavand County. He was a senior scientist at the Iranian Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics, Iran Front Page reported.

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was widely seen as the father of Iran's nuclear bomb programme. No individual or organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the reported assassination. Social media users in Iran shared pictures and videos from the alleged scene of the assassination. They said an explosion and firing were reported in the area.

Comment: RT reports:
Israel has played a "role" in the attack on prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was killed on Friday near Tehran, the Islamic Republic's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said.

Zarif said in a tweet that an "eminent" Iranian scientist had been killed by unnamed "terrorists".

He also said Tehran had "serious indications" to believe that Tel Aviv had had some role in the incident, but did not provide any specific evidence to substantiate his accusation.

The foreign minister also called on the international community, and particularly the EU, to condemn the fatal attack, while accusing the European Union of what he called "shameful double standards."

His statement came after Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahavadi was attacked during an armed standoff between his bodyguards and unidentified assailants in the city of Absard, just east of the Iranian capital Tehran.

The scientist and his security staff were reportedly targeted in a suicide bombing and gun attack.

Back in 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed the researcher was the head of Iran's alleged nuclear weapons development project dubbed the 'Amad' ('Hope').

Tehran repeatedly stated that its nuclear program was purely peaceful. The International Atomic Energy Agency monitoring Iran's nuclear sites also said that the 'Amad' program had ended in early 2000s.

The Israeli authorities have not commented on the latest incident.
It's certainly possible:

Bizarro Earth

19 Australian SAS soldiers accused of unlawful killing of 39 unarmed Afghan prisoners and civilians - report

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Australia has told 13 special forces soldiers they face dismissal in relation to a report on alleged unlawful killings in Afghanistan, the head of the country's army said on Friday.

An independent report published last week in redacted form said there was evidence that 39 unarmed Afghan prisoners and civilians were killed by 19 Australian soldiers.

None of the 19 soldiers were identified in the report, which was written by a state judge appointed by the inspector-general of defence. The 19 current and former soldiers have been referred for possible prosecution.

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Bad Guys

Biden's cabinet will push US into more 'forever wars' - Analysts

Projected President-elect Joe Biden's top cabinet selections, deeply tied to the defence industry, will likely ensure US troops get stuck in more intractable military conflicts, analysts told Sputnik.

On Tuesday, Biden announced his selection of Antony Blinken as secretary of state, Jake Sullivan as national security adviser, Avril Haines as director of national intelligence and Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

Biden's picks are all Obama-era officials with whom the former vice president has worked side by side and who supported the foreign policies of then-president Barack Obama and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including intervention in Libya, a controversial approach to militants in Syria, the drawn-out withdrawal from Iraq, and others.

Comment: See also: Who's your daddy? Here's why European leaders are swooning over Biden's warmongering 'back to normal' team


Brexit campaign donor Banks gloats after report journalist Carole Cadwalladr 'admits having no evidence' of his Russia dealings

Carole Cadwalladr Arron Banks
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(L) Carole Cadwalladr; (R) Arron Banks
Brexiteer Arron Banks is celebrating a win against The Observer investigator Carole Cadwalladr, who reportedly admitted in court filings that her claims that money for the Leave campaign came from Russia lacked any evidence.

Cadwalladr won the 2018 Orwell Prize for her reporting on the Cambridge Analytica scandal and big-data influence on the Brexit referendum. Her reports fit like a glove on the overarching narrative, which claims that unfavorable voting outcomes in the West are products of clandestine Russian psyops and cyber action. "Brexit and Trump were intimately entwined ... Brexit was the petri dish for Trump," she said in a TED Talk last year.

One particular person was featured heavily in her reporting. Arron Banks, a prominent donor of the Leave campaign, who was insinuated to be a go-between to pour Russian money into making Britain leave the EU. Banks saw some of the things Cadwalladr said as libelous and filed a lawsuit against her.

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2 + 2 = 4

Johns Hopkins University Reveals Manipulated Covid Death Figures

Comment: The following article was published in the Johns Hopkins University newsletter on November 22nd. It has since been taken down, so we're archiving it on Sott.net.

This university has been 'Covid-19 central' for data collection and analysis for all countries globally from the get-go. After 10 months of global panic, its experts have confirmed that there is, in their own words, "no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths" in 2020.

In short, this has all been for nothing.

After retrieving data on the CDC website, Briand compiled a graph representing percentages of total deaths per age category from early February to early September.

After retrieving data on the CDC website, Briand compiled a graph representing percentages of total deaths per age category from early February to early September.
According to new data, the U.S. currently ranks first in total COVID-19 cases, new cases per day and deaths. Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master's degree program at Hopkins, critically analyzed the effect of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in her webinar titled "COVID-19 Deaths: A Look at U.S. Data."

From mid-March to mid-September, U.S. total deaths have reached 1.7 million, of which 200,000, or 12% of total deaths, are COVID-19-related. Instead of looking directly at COVID-19 deaths, Briand focused on total deaths per age group and per cause of death in the U.S. and used this information to shed light on the effects of COVID-19.

She explained that the significance of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths can be fully understood only through comparison to the number of total deaths in the United States.

After retrieving data on the CDC website, Briand compiled a graph representing percentages of total deaths per age category from early February to early September, which includes the period from before COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. to after infection rates soared.

Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19...

Cardboard Box

The US dollar is being systematically destroyed, and we are on a path that inevitably leads to hyperinflation

If we keep treating the U.S. dollar like it is toilet paper, it is just a matter of time before our entire financial system goes down the tubes. At this moment, the dollar is still the primary reserve currency of the world, and the fact that we control it is an absolutely massive advantage for us. Because the rest of the globe uses dollars to trade with one another, that creates a tremendous amount of artificial demand for our currency, and it keeps the value of our currency elevated at a level that it much higher than it otherwise would be. But now that we are starting to act like the Weimar Republic in their heyday, it is only going to be a matter of time before everyone else on the planet starts abandoning the U.S. dollar in droves. We are literally killing our "golden goose", and most Americans do not even understand what is happening.

The remarks that John Williams made about hyperinflation during a recent interview with Greg Hunter have created quite an uproar, but the truth is that Williams is right on target.

We are on the exact same path that Zimbabwe, Venezuela and so many others have already gone down, and the very foolish decisions that we have been making are only going to end in complete and utter disaster.

Comment: See the interview with John Williams: