30 Jan 2023

McCarthy to discuss debt limit, spending with Biden
Biden and House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy will meet at the White House on Wednesday for talks in the standoff over the federal debt ceiling and prospect for a U.S. default. Hardline Republican lawmakers are withholding support for a measure that would let the country pay its debts until Democrats agree to spending cuts going forward.

In meeting with CIA chief, Abbas calls for pressure on Israeli government
The meeting came on the eve of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Israel and the West Bank, where he too is scheduled to meet with Abbas. Abbas briefed the CIA director on the “dangerous developments and the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people,” the PA’s official news agency Wafa reported.

Iran now has enough material for ‘several’ atomic weapons, UN nuclear official warns
Iran has enough highly enriched uranium to build “several” nuclear weapons if it chooses, the United Nations’ top nuclear official is now warning. But diplomatic efforts aimed at again limiting its atomic program seem more unlikely than ever before as Tehran arms Russia in its war on Ukraine and as unrest shakes the Islamic Republic.

US officials: Israel behind bombing of Iranian defense facility
Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian military facility Sunday, The Wall Street Journal said in a report published on Sunday afternoon, citing U.S. officials. According to Iranian state media, an explosion took place at a munitions factory in the city of Isfahan early Sunday morning, which it dismissed as an “unsuccessful” drone attack. Saudi news site Al Arabiya al Hadath attributed the drone attack to the U.S., and said Israel was not involved.

More Israelis Urged to Carry Guns After Weekend of Terror
Expect to see more armed Israelis on the streets in the coming days following a series of weekend terrorist attacks targeting Jews in and around Jerusalem.

Failed U.S. Senate candidate tells Bill Maher the Democrats’ brand is ‘toxic’
“The Democratic brand, in so many areas of the country, is toxic,” Ryan told host Bill Maher. “There is a woman who ran for Supreme Court in Ohio, sitting Supreme Court justice. Two years ago, she ran and won, got on the court, you didn’t have to put a D or R by your name. There’s a county in southern Ohio, she got 51%.” Ryan lost to Republican candidate J.D. Vance for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio in November.

WHO Suddenly Updates Medicines List For Nuclear Emergencies
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday released recommendations on how to acquire and manage medical supplies for the treatment of exposure to radioactive materials in emergencies. It’s the first time the publication has been updated since 2007.

If WW3 Breaks Out, Tanks Or Fighter Jets Won’t Matter: Kremlin
once the Third World War breaks out, unfortunately it will not be on tanks or even on fighter jets. Then everything will definitely be turned to dust,” Medvedev wrote on Telegram Saturday.

Macgregor: This Time It’s Different
Until it decided to confront Moscow with an existential military threat in Ukraine, Washington confined the use of American military power to conflicts that Americans could afford to lose, wars with weak opponents in the developing world from Saigon to Baghdad that did not present an existential threat to U.S. forces or American territory. This time – a proxy war with Russia – is different.

Highly-Cited ‘Hamilton 68’ Russiagate Tracker Is Total Hoax: Taibbi
Hamilton 68 was and is a computerized “dashboard” designed to be used by reporters and academics to measure “Russian disinformation”. It was the brainchild of former FBI agent (and current MSNBC “disinformation expert”) Clint Watts, and backed by the German Marshall Fund and the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan think-tank. The latter’s advisory panel includes former acting CIA chief Michael Morell, former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, former Hillary for America chair John Podesta, and onetime Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol. -Racket And now, Taibbi has torn Hamilton 68’s ‘black box’ asunder after reviewing the latest batch of “Twitter Files.”

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude jolt parts of Pakistan
slamabad: An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 jolted parts of Pakistan including federal capital Islamabad on Sunday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, an earthquake of 6.3 magnitudes was measured at a depth of 150 kilometers with its epicenter in Tajikistan.

NY Elevates ‘Horned’ Statue Paying Homage to RBG and Abortion – Critics Say It Looks ‘Satanic’
The statue of a horned female was recently installed on top of the Courthouse of the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. It stands alongside other sculptures depicting historical, religious, and other legendary lawgivers, all of them men.
Shahzia Sikander, who created the sculpture, says it supports women’s rights, abortion, and the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as seen in the statue’s special collar.

Prayer Breaks Out After Trump Makes Unexpected Stop at South Carolina Burger Shop
Whatever it is that you may think of former President Donald Trump, you can’t argue that the man didn’t put faith and prayer at the forefront. In fact, despite their currently frayed relationship, former Vice President Mike Pence and Trump actually helped spearhead something of a spiritual renaissance during the heyday of the Trump administration.

Iran Under Attack: Islamic Republic Rocked by Explosive Strikes
Sites across the Islamic Republic of Iran have been targeted in a series of strikes from the air, according to news reports, but Iranian authorities are disputing at least some of the accounts.

Millennials in West see 70% explosion in strokes
Now ranging in age from 27 to 42, Millennials are suffering strokes at higher rates than their forebears did at the same age, reversing a 40-year decline in stroke deaths. Between 2003 and 2012, there was a 32% spike in strokes among 18- to 34-year-old women and a 15% increase for men in the same age range, according to CDC researchers. When Scientific American further parsed the data, they found that the hike was mostly centered in the West and Midwest, where stroke rates among young people rose 70% and 34%, respectively,

“It’s The Perfect Storm”: More Americans Can’t Afford Their Car Payments Than During The Peak Of Financial Crisis
…can’t find enough repo men to meet the demand or space to hold all the cars his company has been tasked with repossessing…

Europe experienced record number of hailstorms in 2022 for the second year in row
2022 saw a record-breaking number of hailstorms in Europe with 8 224 large hail reports. That is 2 791 large hail reports more than in 2021, which was already a record-breaking year. France had the most reports with 2 461 and was also the country with the largest economic impact of 4.8 billion €.

Severe floods hit Sumatra, damaging thousands of homes and leaving 3 people dead, Indonesia 
Floods caused by heavy rainfall affecting parts of Sumatra island, Indonesia since January 21, 2023, have damaged more than 15 000 homes and left at least 3 people dead.

Sharia UK: Ukrainian Refugees Do No Want To Live in Islamized Neighborhoods, They Fear for Their Lives
Over a hundred thousand Ukrainians, most women, and children, have sought refuge in the UK. But many have found it terrifying and challenging to adjust to an Islamized country.

Air Force General Tells His Officers ‘War With China’ Only 2 Years Away
Memo is particularly unusual given it instructs commanders under him to get “their personal affairs” in order…

Ukraine Forcing Ethnic Hungarians to Fight Russia, Violently Kidnapping Men from Their Homes and Work 
Ukrainian officers are kidnapping men from highly frequented locations: “train stations, petrol stations, near shopping centers and markets, but they also go into homes.”

Demonic? Man who transformed himself into ‘alien’ hits problem as he’s ‘barred from restaurants’
A thirtysomething tattoo artist who has undergone multiple body-mutilating surgeries to transform himself into a “black alien” laments that he has been “barred from restaurants” and has trouble securing employment because of his terrifying appearance.

New peer-reviewed study: >217,000 Americans killed by the COVID vaccines in just the first year alone!
And it also turns out that serious adverse events were ~5X higher than what Pfizer reported in their Phase 3 trial. But it’s OK because they are immune from prosecution.

Is the Criminalization of Heterosexuality on the Agenda or Just the Denial of Equal Rights?
The normalization of sexual perversity is advancing across all fronts. Just as it has become hate speech to call a homosexual a queer instead of a proud gay, we are approaching the inability to call a pedophile a pedophile. The correct and safe name for a pedophile is “minor-attracted person.”

A Dollar Collapse Is Now In Motion, Saudi Arabia Signals The End Of ‘Petro’ Status
The decline of a currency’s world reserve status is often a long process rife with denials. There are numerous economic “experts” out there that have been dismissing any and all warnings of dollar collapse for years. They just don’t get it, or they don’t want to get it. The idea that the US currency could ever be dethroned as the defacto global trade mechanism is impossible in their minds.

This is heavy: Warning sounded on extra weight from electric vehicles
…The report explained, “Electric cars do not have a heavy gasoline or diesel engine ‘under the hood,’ but a compact, lightweight electric motor. But because of a hefty battery pack, EVs are often bulky. An electric car sometimes weighs as much as 500 pounds more than a similar model with a traditional powertrain.”

Kentucky Newspaper on Holocaust Remembrance Day: “Jews Do Not Have Monopoly on Persecution”
Each year on January 27th, National Holocaust Remembrance Day honors and remembers the six million Jewish people killed by the Nazis during World War II.

Doctors and scientists gathered in Stockholm for a conference on ‘Pandemic Strategies Lessons and Consequences’
Last weekend there was a massive 2-day international ‘Pandemic Strategies Lessons and Consequences’ conference in Stockholm, Sweden. But if you only follow corporate media, you won’t have heard about it.

Shadowy UK Army Unit Spied on Country’s COVID Lockdown Critics – Members of the Secretive ‘Information Warfare’ Brigade Were Part of the Operation
A brave whistleblower stepped forward recently that the UK military was spying on its own citizens during the COVID pandemic.

Escobar: The ‘Doomsday Clock’ Is Speeding Up
The Doomsday Clock, set by the US-based magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved to 90 seconds to midnight…

Archbishop of York says gay sex is OK if in ‘committed, stable, faithful relationships’; welcome fully in CofE
The Church of England’s Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, responded to pressure to answer whether homosexuality and same-sex marriage are sinful by saying the CofE’s new stance on the issue is that it’s OK, as long as couples are in “committed, stable, faithful relationships,” adding that same-sex married couples will be “welcomed fully into the life of the Church, on their terms.”