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Bidenomics in Action

"We are at an inflection point, a threshold, where weak, brittle, effete personality structures are a threat to human civilization." — JD Haltigan
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If you're troubled at all about the state of our country, and even your own small role in it, you might be asking yourself whether the people running things have any idea what they're doing. Some of these doings happen in the metaphysical realm of finance, for instance America's national debt ($34-trillion and going up like mad), and the death of the US dollar, along with the bonds that underwrite it. Or the game of hide-the-salami with the repo and reverse repo markets played between the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury to give the broken banking system the appearance of stability when it is actually in deepening ruin.

Did you understand any of that? Probably not, but not because you're dumb. It's because all that action is meant to be incomprehensible even to people who went to grad school. The news media only amplify the mystification. The net effect is that increasingly nothing in the life of our nation is real. Every action taken is a swindle of one kind or another, a cavalcade of switcheroos aimed at zeroing out the consensus about reality.

What trickles down from all this cosmic activity is the dwindling possibility of a fruitful life for most Americans. You cannot make a living. You can't fix all the machines in your life or get new ones. You can't get married because there's no way you can fulfill your end of the contract. You search in vain for something purposeful to do. You are eventually faced with the choice: surrender to depression and hopelessness, or revolt against a ruling blob that is only good at one thing: depriving you of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


Cyberattacks in multiple US states disrupts factories, Israel's gov't adopts new 'wartime digital powers'

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This photo provided by the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa shows the screen of a Unitronics device that was hacked in Aliquippa, Pa., on Nov. 25.
An Iran-linked hacking group is "actively targeting and compromising" multiple U.S. facilities for using an Israeli-made computer system, U.S. cybersecurity officials say.

Comment: Not only are hackers difficult to identify, the US itself admitted that it is able to cover its own cyber tracks with the footprints of other actors, therefore any claims that these groups are 'Iran-linked' is questionable.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said on Friday that the hackers, known as "CyberAv3ngers," have been infiltrating video screens with the message "You have been hacked, down with Israel. Every equipment 'made in Israel' is CyberAv3ngers legal target."

Comment: Which means that the Israeli companies, and by default, Mossad, have the backdoors to these systems.

The cyberattacks have spanned multiple states, CISA said. While the equipment in question, "Unitronics Vision Series programmable logic controllers," is predominately used in water and wastewater systems, companies in energy, food and beverage manufacturing, and health care are also under threat.

Comment: A few years ago WEF-linked groups warned of a coming 'global cyber-pandemic', and, since then there have been regular hacks on government and corporate systems - notably, few of them were alleged to be linked to China/Russia/Iran - and it seems more reasonable to suppose that, whilst some of them may emanate from groups backed by, or in alignment with the multi polar world, it seems that the majority of these attacks most likely to benefit the West and its allies: See also: Turkey's intelligence organization foils Mossad attempt to kidnap Palestinian Iron Dome hacker


Disney admits 'misalignment with public and consumer tastes' has 'adversely impacted' the company, SEC filing reveals

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Protesters rally in opposition to The Walt Disney Company's stance against a recently passed Florida law outside of the company's headquarters in Burbank, Calif., on April 6, 2022.
After years of unsuccessfully trying to force its woke agenda upon its customers, the world's largest family entertainment company is finally admitting there may be some truth to the saying coined by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: "Go Woke. Go Broke."

According to its latest filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Walt Disney Company acknowledged that it faces "risks relating to misalignment with public and consumer tastes and preferences for entertainment, travel, and consumer products," and that "revenues and profitability are adversely impacted" when their "entertainment offerings and products" don't "achieve sufficient consumer acceptance."

Conversely, it describes itself as "a diversified worldwide entertainment company" with "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion" objectives that include "building teams that reflect the life experiences of our audiences, while employing and supporting a diverse array of voices in our creative and production teams."

According to the filing, the company's revenues for fiscal 2023 were $88.9 billion. While this was a seven percent increase over fiscal year 2022, The Hollywood Reporter noted that Disney was forced to cut spending on television and movie content from $29.8 billion to $27.2, and Business Insider reported in May that Disney entered its third round of layoffs, releasing around 7,000 employees, and scrapping plans to build $900 million corporate campus in Florida.

Bad Guys

1 tourist dead after Paris knife attack, assailant was known by authorities for terrorist plans & radical Islam views

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FILE PHOTO: Known to authorities for his radical Islamism and psychiatric problems, this Frenchman had already been arrested and sentenced for a planned attack in the Paris area.
Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab, a young Frenchman from the Paris region, was arrested on Saturday following the stabbing death of a German tourist in Paris and the attack on two other people with a hammer. He was a known person to authorities for his radical Islamism and psychiatric disorders.

What he is accused of

A German man was killed and two other people injured in a knife and hammer attack near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday evening. The assailant, Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab, was arrested shortly after the incident and taken into custody. The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office (PNAT) has taken charge of the investigation for murder and attempted murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise and for criminal terrorist conspiracy.

Comment: In the instances where the attacker was known by authorities, it's reasonable to suspect that, at the very least, they had foreknowledge that an attack like this would happen. In a number of instances, there's strong evidence showing that the establishment facilitated the terrorist attack.

Geopolitical analysts also foresaw that, what with the West's wholehearted support for Israel's escalation of its genocide against Palestians, the deep state would foster situations that would lead to increased terror attacks: Obviously some attacks will simply be the consequence of weaponised mass migration: For other examples of terrorism where the attacker was known to authorities, see:


Buhbye! Walmart stops advertising on X, adding to growing list of companies

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Musk invited advertisers to leave if they don't like the way he runs the X platform
Retail giant follows Apple, Disney and IBM in halting ads on X

Walmart no longer advertises on X, adding to the list of companies that have halted ads on the social media platform owned by Elon Musk.

A spokesperson for the retail giant on Friday confirmed to FOX Business in a statement, "We aren't advertising on X as we've found other platforms to better reach our customers."

The news was first reported by Reuters.

A person familiar with the situation told FOX Business that Walmart's decision to stop advertising on X was not made overnight, but was rather a gradual progression away from the platform over quite some time.

Comment: If it's a good product desired by customers, it will succeed. If not it will fail. He said he will do his best, but is prepared for both outcomes. Musk has put his faith in the market like a true capitalist. Not too far off reality: Child grooming content on X drops by 83% after Disney pulls ads

Snowflake Cold

Private jets headed to Cop28 global warming conference "literally frozen on runway"

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While world leaders spoke at a 'global warming' conference in Dubai, located in the heart of the Arabian Desert, discussing the usual: banning gas stoves, cow farts, and petrol-powered vehicles, a powerful snowstorm grounded all flights at Munich Airport in Germany.

"Private jets in Munich on the way to Dubai global warming conference are literally frozen on the runway, which has turned into a glacier," said Ryan Maue, a meteorologist and former NOAA chief scientist.

Comment: Every now and then Mother Nature hands us a giggle.


Press advocates say Gaza war is deadliest conflict for journalists in over 30 years

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Journalists, relatives and friends pray over the bodies of journalists Sari Mansour and Hassouna Esleem after they were killed in an Israeli bombardment at Bureij camp in the central Gaza Strip on Nov. 19.
"This might be the last video I post," Ayat Khaddoura, a Palestinian journalist and podcaster, said in a post on Instagram Oct. 13.

It was one of many videos Khaddoura had been sharing with her hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, talking about living under Israeli bombardment and trying to survive with limited water and electricity.

On Nov. 6, in a video she called her "last message to the world," she said: "We used to have big dreams, but now our dream is only to be killed in one piece so people know who we are." A week later, she was dead. An Israeli airstrike on her home in northern Gaza killed her.

2017: 2018: 2019: 2021: 2023:


Study finds children with liberal parents more likely to suffer mental health problems

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Children who grow up in politically liberal households are more likely to suffer mental health problems than their conservative peers, according to a new study.

An Institute for Family Studies-Gallup report found that "political ideology is one of the strongest predictors" of which caregiving styles a parent adopts, and conservative parents are associated with the best mental health outcomes for their children.

"Conservative and very conservative parents are the most likely to adopt the parenting practices associated with adolescent mental health," study author Jonathan Rothwell, who is also the principal economist at Gallup and nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote . "Liberal parents score the lowest, even worse than very liberal parents, largely because they are the least likely to successfully discipline their children."



Notorious mobster stunned by latest Hunter Biden allegations: 'Mind-blowing'

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Ex-Gambino underboss Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano sounds off on 'Jesse Watters Primetime' as first family scrutiny mounts.
Former Gambino underboss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano spoke out to FOX News following the latest bombshell report in the Biden family influence peddling investigation.

Gravano appeared on Jesse Watters Primetime on Thursday after a bank investigator tasked with detecting money laundering flagged "unusual" and "erratic" activity in regard to several large-sum wire transfers to accounts belonging to Hunter Biden.

A Bank Secrecy Act manager for one institution said the payments therein didn't appear to match with "any services rendered" by Owasco P.C., an entity controlled by the current first son.

"That's bank lingo for 'bribe'," host Jesse Watters claimed prior to introducing Gravano.

Watters added that the bank investigator finished his report by saying activity on the account appears "unusual and with no current business purpose and may require reevaluation of the bank's relationship with the customer," which the host said is "bank lingo for 'the Chinese are bribing the [then]-vice president's family and we should tell them to bank somewhere else'."


Indigenous community in Ecuador wins legal fight to reclaim ancestral land after more than 80 years

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Siekopai Nation indigenous people demonstrated outside the National Court of Justice
Quito, Ecuador • August 24, 2021
An indigenous community has won a court battle to regain ownership over its ancestral homeland in the Ecuadorian Amazon, more than 80 years after they were displaced because of war.

An Ecuadorian appeals court backed the Siekopai nation's claim over Pë'këya, a biodiverse territory in northeast Ecuador along the border with Peru, according to a court ruling provided to CNN by Amazon Frontline, a nonprofit organization working with indigenous people to defend their land rights.

The Siekopai were displaced during the Peru-Ecuador war in the 1940s.

Last September, the community, which has only about 800 members, filed a lawsuit against the Ecuadorian state, claiming it was violating their right to ancestral property, Amazon Frontline said.

In its ruling on Friday, the Provincial Court of Sucumbios gave Ecuador's Ministry of Environment 45 days to deliver a property title to the Siekopai people for more than 104,000 acres of land, court documents show.