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The biggest takeaways from Tucker on UFOs

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Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson released an episode Tuesday focused on the government's investigations into unidentified flying objects ... and it was one for the history books.

This was Carlson's 42nd episode since launching his own show, and he held nothing back. Aliens are real, we know their tech is not of human origin, so why is the government hiding the truth from us? Especially when we already know and have accepted that we're not alone in the universe?

To answer these questions, Carlson turned to Tennessee Republican Rep. Tim Burchett, who confirmed the "coordinated effort" to hide UFO information from the public for at least the last 80 years, possibly more. But what else did we learn from this highly insightful conversation on one of the weirdest aspects of our current reality?

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Light Saber

Elon Musk apologizes for antisemitic tweet but tells advertisers 'go f**k yourself'

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Elon Musk, in his first interview with mainstream media since his antisemitic post on X earlier this month, apologized Wednesday for what he called his "dumbest" ever social media post. But he lashed out at advertisers leaving his platform because of rising antisemitism on X.

"I don't want them to advertise," he said at the New York Times DealBook Summit in New York. "If someone is going to blackmail me with advertising or money go f**k yourself. Go. F**k. Yourself," he said. "Is that clear? Hey Bob, if you're in the audience, that's how I feel" he added, referring to Disney CEO Bob Iger, who spoke earlier at the summit on Wednesday.

Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Musk's remarks.

Musk made the remarks as the X CEO, Linda Yaccarino, sat in the audience. Yaccarino was brought into the company to woo back big-name advertisers.

In a meandering conversation that lasted well over an hour, Musk also said he has no problem being hated. "Hate away," he said. "There's a real weakness to wanting to be liked.

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Eye 2

How your DNA is being used against you

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"Just by breathing, you're discarding DNA in a way that can be traced back to you." ~ Anna
This morning I read about a horse escaping on a Boeing 747 mid-flight.

The plane was already 30 minutes into its flight to Belgium when its unusual cargo broke free of its constraints and that was it — complete chaos at 30,000 feet.

"There's no issue with flying," the pilot could be heard saying, "but we need to go back to New York as we can't resecure the horse."

Apparently, animals escaping on planes isn't all that unusual. Last month, an otter and a rat caused mayhem on a flight from Thailand to Taiwan. Earlier this month, a young bear managed to escape on a flight from Baghdad to Dubai.

Animals don't belong on airplanes. They don't feel at home high in the sky, it's unnatural. They have to be heavily sedated to get them through the terrifying experience. I guess they didn't give those animals enough drugs.


Henry Kissinger, American diplomat and Nobel winner, dead at 100

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger attends the American Academy's award ceremony at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Germany, January 21, 2020.
Henry Kissinger, a controversial Nobel Peace Prize winner and diplomatic powerhouse whose service under two presidents left an indelible mark on U.S. foreign policy, died on Wednesday at age 100, according to his geopolitical consulting firm Kissinger Associates Inc.

Kissinger died at his home in Connecticut, Kissinger Associates said.

Kissinger had been active past his centenary, attending meetings in the White House, publishing a book on leadership styles, and testifying before a Senate committee about the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. In July 2023 he made a surprise visit to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In the 1970s, he had a hand in many of the epoch-changing global events of the decade while serving as secretary of state under Republican President Richard Nixon. The German-born Jewish refugee's efforts led to the diplomatic opening of China, landmark U.S.-Soviet arms control talks, expanded ties between Israel and its Arab neighbors, and the Paris Peace Accords with North Vietnam.

Kissinger's reign as the prime architect of U.S. foreign policy waned with Nixon's resignation in 1974. Still, he continued to be a diplomatic force under President Gerald Ford and to offer strong opinions throughout the rest of his life.

While many hailed Kissinger for his brilliance and broad experience, others branded him a war criminal for his support for anti-communist dictatorships, especially in Latin America. In his latter years, his travels were circumscribed by efforts by other nations to arrest or question him about past U.S. foreign policy.



This simple move by China could demolish the EU's aggressive agenda

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President of China Xi Jinping
Visa-free travel may not seem like a big deal, but it throws a spanner in the works of the rhetoric about a "closed" and "bad-for-business" Beijing...

Last week, Beijing announced that the citizens of six EU countries - Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal - will be allowed to visit China for a 15-day period visa-free, allowing them to bypass the cumbersome process of attaining a Chinese tourist visa.

The announcement comes about a week ahead of the upcoming China-EU summit, which will bring European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel to Beijing.

Recently, von der Leyen has been engaging in increasingly hawkish rhetoric pertaining to Beijing, including making a number of complaints about what she refers to as "China's unfair trade practices," pushing for "de-risking," demanding more market access, and threatening levies over Chinese renewable energy goods. Beijing, on the other hand, has been critical of this attitude and has urged the EU to take a friendlier and more cooperative approach, touting the benefits of engagement.

Star of David

Israeli tank gunner reveals orders to fire indiscriminately into kibbutz — report


Israeli tank operator Karni
New disclosures add to the growing body of evidence indicating many Israelis who died on October 7 were killed by the Israeli military. Meanwhile, the Israeli government has muzzled captives freed from Gaza to prevent further damage to the official narrative.

Firsthand testimony by admittedly inexperienced Israeli tank operators reveals orders to open fire upon Israeli communities when Palestinian militants breached the fences encircling Gaza on October 7.

A glowing profile of an all-female tank company by Israel's N12 News network contains admissions by the 20-year-old captain — identified only as 'Karni' — that she was ordered by a "panicked" soldier to open fire on homes in the Holit kibbutz whether they contained civilians or not.

Ten Israelis were killed in Holit on October 7; no children were among the dead.

"The soldier points and tells me, 'shoot there — the terrorists are there,'" the captain recounts in the newly-released footage, noting that when she asked "are there civilians there?," her compatriot simply replied, "I don't know," and ordered her to "just shoot" a tank round into the buildings anyway.

Ultimately, she recalled, "I decided not to shoot" as "this is an Israeli community." Instead, she said, "I fired with my machine gun at a house."


Florida high school principal, other top officials reassigned for allegedly allowing trans student to play on girls volleyball team

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Florida law bars transgender females from playing on girls’ sports teams.
Top officials at a Florida high school, including the principal, have been reassigned as a county investigation looks to find whether they allowed a transgender athlete to play on the school's girls' volleyball team — a violation of Florida law.

Monarch High School principal James Cecil, assistant principal Kenneth May, athletic director Dione Hester and volleyball coach Jessica Norton were moved to "non-school sites" on Monday, according to 7 News Miami.

Additionally, Alex Burgess, a temporary athletic coach at the school, was told his services were paused until further notice.

The probe was launched to determine whether a biological male, who is transitioning or has transitioned into a female, was allowed to play for the team, sources told the outlet.


No surprise: Woke books bought for huge advances by 'inexperienced' editors hired post-George Floyd have flopped

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Woke books that were bought for huge advances by 'inexperienced' editors have flopped commercially, insiders say.

'Ideological fanatics' allowing their politics to dictate professional decisions have seen profits slump, according to industry experts.

Among the works responsible for huge losses is the once hotly anticipated memoir by the actor Elliot Page about his journey transitioning. 'Pageboy' received a $3 million advance but has sold just 68,000 copies.

Comment: Here is the full quote from Bellow:
"It just so happens that, in this case, the new generation is a generation of ideological fanatics," Bellow said.

These "fanatics" have led the industry to lose sight of its market, he added.

"People within the business who want to work on books that fall outside of the boundaries of what's publicly treated as acceptable have to be willing to deal with interpersonal discomfort, being treated as marginal, or looked on with suspicion by their colleagues," an editor at a major publishing house told me.

Bad Guys

Australia apologizes to pharma victims

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Anthony Albanese takes part in an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco, California, November 17, 2023
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has offered a national apology to victims of thalidomide, the morning sickness drug that caused birth defects in around 100,000 babies worldwide. The apology marks the first time that the Australian government has acknowledged a role in the scandal.

"To the survivors - we apologize for the pain thalidomide has inflicted on each and every one of you each and every day. We are sorry. We are more sorry than we can say," Albanese addressed a group of survivors in parliament on Wednesday.

"This apology takes in one of the darkest chapters in Australia's medical history," he stated.

Comment: One wonders whether they will ever apologise for their tyrannical COVID policies.

Eye 1

UK to advise that schoolboys be allowed dress as girls - The Times

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UK school pupils should be able to wear uniforms of the opposite sex and choose another pronoun or name, according to upcoming official guidance, the Times reported on Monday.

The newspaper said the document is expected to be released by the British government next week.

It will reportedly recommend that children be permitted to "socially transition with the consent of their parents" but only "in limited circumstances." There will be an effective "presumption against" doing so, the Times said, citing a government source.