11 Jan 2024

The Situation in the Red Sea Is Not Improving
Tensions in the Red Sea ratcheted up overnight, with the US and UK repelling the biggest attack to-date by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on the crucial international shipping route. The BBC and NBC News cite the US and UK militaries as saying the Iran-backed militants launched at least 21 drones and missiles; all were shot down by carrier-based jets and warships in the area and no damage or injuries were reported.

At least 4 dead, dozens wounded in multiple Russian missile strikes across Ukraine
Russia launched a massive wave of missile strikes at Ukrainian regions on January 8, killing at least four people, wounding 45, and causing damage to civilian infrastructure and economic facilities, Ukrainian officials and the military said, as an air raid alert was declared for most of the country, including the capital, Kyiv. The Ukrainian Air Force said Russia had launched 51 missiles, including four hypersonic Kinzhal (Dagger) missiles and 24 Kh cruise missiles from war planes, including strategic bombers.

Students kicked out of school to house illegal immigrants
James Madison High School students were forced to attend school virtually Wednesday after the school was temporarily closed Tuesday evening in order to provide shelter for roughly 2,000 illegal immigrants who were evacuated from one of New York City’s tent shelters due to a major storm in the region.

Texas GOP Moves To Support Gold
Here’s why what is happening in Texas matters and what it says about the future of gold.

Will The Texas Power Grid Survive Next Week’s Polar Vortex?
The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts extreme cold weather “across the heart of the country this weekend and is expected to continue into next week.”

The First Amendment, Brought To You By Pfizer
Pfizer now claims the right of a corporate sovereign, arguing that states have “no legitimate interest in regulating” the company’s commercial speech while demanding the power to censor Americans’ newsfeeds. The call for pharmaceutical supremacy came in Pfizer’s response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s suit alleging that Pfizer committed fraud and “conspired to censor public discourse.”

US SEC approves bitcoin ETFs in watershed for crypto market
The U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday approved the first U.S.-listed exchange traded funds (ETFs) to track bitcoin, its Chair Gary Gensler said, in a watershed for the world’s largest cryptocurrency and the broader crypto industry. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved 11 applications, including from BlackRock …….

IDF pushes back on claims it killed journalists
Military reports forces in Gaza uncover proof Hamza al-Dahdouh and Mustafa Thuria acted for the Islamic Jihad and Hamas in Gaza and were more than just reporters

Hezbollah takes steps to protect from targeted killing
Following the recent strikes in southern Lebanon attributed to Israel in which senior Hezbollah commanders were targeted in Israeli strikes, the Iran-backed terror organization decided to exercise caution instructing its operatives to take protective measures.

House committee probing Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Penn tax-exempt status over Jew-hatred
“As you know, your institutions are aided by the beneficial treatment provided to nonprofit, tax-exempt entities. Your universities also receive funding from federal grants and appropriations, support for student loan assistance, lucrative financial benefits from your tax-exempt status and the advantageous tax treatment of your institutions’ endowments,” wrote Smith in the letter,

Washington Post Reprints Depraved Claim that Israel Steals Palestinian Organs
Antisemitism is skyrocketing. And one of the largest newspapers in the United States is helping fuel the fire. …such “blood libels and conspiracy theories have played a tragic role in Jewish history” and are responsible for inciting anti-Jewish violence. And now you can find them printed in the pages of The Washington Post.

Iran develops new high tech attack drone for Russia
Iran has developed a new attack drone, the Shahed-107, for Russia in its war against Ukraine and is close to providing Moscow with surface-to-surface missiles, Sky News reported on Wednesday, citing an informed security source.

Trump: US will never help Europe under attack, NATO is dead
“By the way, NATO is dead, and we will leave, we will quit NATO,” Trump also said, according to a European Union official.

Germany, Hungary issue passports to Israeli hostages in Gaza – exclusive
The governments of Germany and Hungary have approved citizenship and issued passports to Jewish Israeli hostages in Gaza, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Some of the hostages who received German and Hungarian passports were freed in exchange for Israel’s release of convicted Palestinian terrorists and criminals. Other Jewish Israeli hostages who have received Hungarian and German citizenship and are still being held hostage, the Post was told in an exclusive interview.

Far-left Israeli lawmaker faces expulsion from Knesset for backing genocide charges against Israel
85 Knesset Members call for expulsion of far-left lawmaker who backed South Africa’s petition to International Court of Justice against Israel. If passed, Cassif would become the first Israeli lawmaker ever to be expelled from the Knesset.

Victory is more important than US support
Israel, he demanded, must join the United States in giving the United Nations its “full support.”
There too, the United States demands that Israel lose. the administration is working to overthrow the Netanyahu government. Despite the pressure, Netanyahu and his ministers must remember that Israel is not a vassal state. We are a successful regional power.

For only $10,000, Egyptian smugglers will get you out of Gaza
Scores of Palestinians are leaving the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip through its southern border by paying up to $10,000 to “brokers” with alleged links to Egyptian intelligence, The Guardian reported this week. The network of smugglers that operate around the Rafah border crossing has existed for years, but “coordination fees” have surged from $500 to thousands of dollars per person,

Hostage’s brother: Red Cross worker told family to care more about Gaza
CNN anchor Jake Tapper interviewed Dor Steinbrecher, the brother of hostage Doron Steinbrecher, a nurse and veterinarian from Kibbutz Kfar Aza, who told him that a Red Cross worker had dismissed a concern from their mother for needed medication, rebuking the family that they should be more concerned about Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Diplomats from around the world attend special Knesset discussion – ‘Gaza: Vision for the Day After The War’
The event, “Gaza: The Day After the War,” was hosted and led by Member of Knesset Danny Danon, a prominent member of the Likud party and Israel’s former Ambassador to the United Nations, and his colleague Ram Ben Barak, a senior figure in the opposition Yesh Atid party and former deputy director of Israel’s Mossad.

Thousands of Israelis flock to Western Wall for ‘prayer warfare,’ cry to God to free the hostages
Thousands of Israelis streamed to the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday, to “cry out, plead, and invoke heavenly mercy upon all of Israel” and especially to pray for the return of the hostages held by Hamas.

Arctic blast appears headed for US as polar vortex weakens
Dust off the parkas. After a mild December, the polar vortex is set to send an arctic blast into the U.S. later this week. “That polar jet will be pushed further south, and guess what that does? It opens up the freezer door,” said FOX Weather Meteorologist Kendall Smith. “So all of that cold, arctic air that has been bottled up right over Canada, right over the Arctic, is going to be blasting its way right into the Lower 48.”

Will The Texas Power Grid Survive Next Week’s Polar Vortex?
The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts extreme cold weather “across the heart of the country this weekend and is expected to continue into next week.” We previewed this cold blast in a note titled “Gobsmackingly Bananas”: Weather Models Predict Polar Vortex Invasion Into US.

Powerful East Coast storm leaves 5 fatalities, nearly 1 million power outages, U.S.
A severe storm system struck the Eastern U.S. on January 9 and 10, 2024, resulting in coastal flooding, damaging winds, nearly a million power outages from New England to the mid-Atlantic states, and the tragic loss of at least five lives.

Thousands without power in Northeast as river flooding rivals Superstorm Sandy
Although the powerful winter storm packing destructive winds and flooding rain in the eastern third of the country is moving into Canada, widespread power outages and significant river flooding are lingering across the Northeast on Wednesday.

‘You make customers feel like criminals’, shoppers fume as Morrisons unleashes ‘robocop’ cameras in supermarket aisles
MORRISONS is using ‘robocop’ cameras in supermarket aisles to stop customers from stealing expensive booze. It installed branded Safer Pod S1s next to alcohol as a deterrent against the shoplifting epidemic plaguing Britain.

Your Vehicle Is Spying On You, And Now They Are Going To Start Installing ChatGPT In New Volkswagen Models
Be careful what you say while you are driving your vehicle, because you are being watched.  Today, we live in a giant surveillance prison in which virtually everything that we do is being monitored, tracked, recorded and analyzed.  In this day and age, you should just assume that nothing that you do is ever private….Unless you have a vehicle that was manufactured quite some time ago, it is spying on you.  In fact, a report that has been released by the Mozilla Foundation actually states that vehicles are “the official worst category of products for privacy” that Mozilla has ever reviewed…

UK Police Have Been Secretly Using Passport Database for Facial Recognition Since 2019
It has come to light that UK police forces have been using facial recognition technology to conduct extensive searches within the nation’s passport database, which comprises 46 million British passport holders. This clandestine operation, ongoing since at least 2019, The Telegraph and Liberty Investigates have found.

EU state reports record number of corporate bankruptcies
More than 55,000 businesses were shut down in France in 2023, marking a record high for company closures since 2017, according to data compiled at the close of December by the Bank of France.

Three more Texas counties declare invasion, bringing total to 50
Three years into the border crisis, 50 Texas counties have now declared an invasion.

Mark Green: Mayorkas Imported 5M Illegals, Outpacing Annual U.S. Births
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has brought five million illegal aliens to the United States in three years, a foreign population that outpaces the nation’s annual births, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) says.

New York City High School Students Kicked Out of Class to Make Room For 2,000 Illegal Aliens
Joe Biden’s America. Approximately 2,000 illegal aliens will be staying at James Madison High School in New York on Tuesday night due to a major storm.

Lockdowns killed three times more people than they saved says Prof. Angus Dalgleish
Angus Dalgleish is a Professor of Oncology at St George’s, University of London.  At the beginning of the year, he joined Nigel Farage on GB News. He told Farage that he and his colleagues’ warnings about the excess deaths as a result of the vaccine programme have been ‘ignored’ on multiple occasions. In addition to this, he said, the UK government’s response to covid killed more than triple the number of people they claimed to save.

Vaccine injury, from all vaccines, is far more widespread than people realize
We assume that when you inject a vaccine, it’s not going to hurt you. We also assume it’s going to give you immunity.  Neither of those is true. Vaccine injury, from all vaccines, is much more widespread than we are giving it credit for according to Dr. Larry Palevsky.

Blinken Slams South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel As ‘Meritless’ & ‘Galling’
A key aspect of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit and press conference in Israel on Tuesday was to make a strong show of condemning South Africa’s genocide case against Israel, set to start at The Hague this week.