Tuesday, February 7, 2023

EU’s Oil Price Cap Creates a Price Cap… on Stupidity

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by Tom Luongo, Tom Luongo:

The EU and the US went forward with their long-debated, long-telegraphed move to put a price cap on Russian oil at $60 per barrel.

By believing they can pressure suppliers into not hauling Russian oil lest they run afoul of the sanctions that support the price cap, they believe they can take only Russian oil off the market for the long run.

China Tried To Build Spy Network Inside The Fed, Threatened To Kidnap Fed Economist

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from ZeroHedge:

China tried to place “a network of informants inside the Federal Reserve system” over the course of a decade, according to a stunning new article out this morning from the Wall Street Journal.

Over 10 years, Fed employees were offered contracts with Chinese talent recruitment programs, often including cash payments, in exchange for providing information on the U.S. economy and interest rate changes, according to an investigation by Republican staff members of the Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Velma From Scooby-Doo Was Now Lesbian

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from Moonbattery:

Because leftists’ cultural transformation of America is retroactive, nothing is safe from it — not even the cartoons we grew up with. Velma from Scooby-Doo has been brought into compliance with current political correctness by becoming a lesbian.

As early as 2001, our entertainment overlords were attempting to corrupt the cartoon by recasting Velma as a sexual deviant, according to James Gunn, writer of the early live-action films.

Ahead of UN “Climate” Summit, Kerry & WEF Argue U.S. Must Pay “Reparations”

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by Alex Newman, The New American:

As “climate” dignitaries and world leaders prepare to converge on the Egyptian resort town of Sharm-El-Sheikh in mid November to solve the alleged “climate crisis,” the biggest issues to be decided will involve money — lots of it. Specifically, the questions to be resolved surround how much money governments must extract from the struggling middle classes of the “developed” world to bribe “developing country” governments and kleptocrats into keeping their populations in perpetual poverty and bondage. As “climate” becomes the new Covid, though, freedom is in danger, too.

How Wisconsin Streetfighters Disrupted a Democrat Ballot-Gathering System

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by Jay Valentine, American Thinker:

Ballots and votes.

These two words seem synonymous, yet they imply opposite ways to choose a government.

There is a big difference between “votes” and “ballots.”  The Republicans focused on winning votes; the Democrats focused on gathering ballots.  The ballots won.

—Conservative Treehouse November 2022

When Election Day became Election Month, mail-in ballots replaced in-person voters, and the electoral world changed forever.  It is not changing back.

After Snubbing Biden, Saudi Arabia Reportedly Preparing to Welcome Xi Before Year’s End

from Sputnik News:

The burgeoning Sino-Saudi relationship could get a little more shored up later this year as the Chinese leader is expected to travel to Riyadh for talks.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Saudi Arabia before the end of 2022, according to US media.

The 1001 Imploded Stocks of 2022 (Down 80% or More)… So Far

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by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:

The massacre, stock by stock, all 1001 of them, listed right here.

The Everything Bubble, the greatest speculative bubble in history by most any metric, became the Everything Bust this past spring when the Wild Bull Stumbled Into a Hibernating Bear.  Documenting the bust, Wolf Street began reporting on high-profile “Imploded Stocks” – case studies in speculative excess, subsequent revaluation and Creative Destruction.

HUGE: Top Detroit Election Official Forced to Admit UNDER OATH who the Thugs Were Who Harassed-Threatened GOP Poll Watchers at Detroit’s Former TCF Center [VIDEO]

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by Patty McMurray, The Gateway Pundit:

100Percent Fed Up exclusive- On August 2, 2020, Braden Giacobazzi, an Independent poll challenger, was thrown out of the absentee counting center in Detroit by “men in black” for allegedly asking too many questions,  including why one of the monitors used to process the ballots had an icon in the corner that indicated it was online.

Here Are 21 Tweets That Will Make You Smile As You Endure The “Once In A Generation” Storm That Is Roaring Across America

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by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

At times like these, it helps to smile.  As if we hadn’t already gone through enough in 2022, now a “once in a generation” winter storm is ripping across the country.  Thousands of flights have been cancelled, and “the coldest air in decades” is pouring into the Midwest.  This is truly a very bitter end to a very bitter year.  I wish that I could tell you that 2023 will be better, but that wouldn’t be the truth.  The consequences of literally decades of incredibly bad decisions are now catching up with us all at once, and so there will be a lot of pain in the year ahead.  But for the moment, let’s take a break from all of the troubling things that are happening and look back at some of the tweets that made us smile in 2022…

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by Selwyn Duke, The New American:

America may be “slouching towards Gomorrah,” as late Judge Robert Bork put it, but one Catholic archdiocese is standing up straight — very straight. Of course, the Archdiocese of Denver is simply upholding its church’s definitive teaching, but this hasn’t stopped the mainstream media from registering shock that Catholic clergymen would actually be, well, Catholic.

At issue is that the archdiocese “has told local Catholic school administrators that they should not enroll or re-enroll transgender or gender non-conforming students,” as New York’s Daily News put it. The paper continued, writing November 8:

‘Solely Political’: Viva Frei Gives Play-By-Play Update On The Show Trial Of Steve Bannon

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from Bannons War Room:

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Falling Military Recruitment Is Another Sign of Waning Faith in the Regime

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by Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute:

The US Army reports it is having some serious problems when it comes to recruiting new soldiers. Last month, according to the AP: “Army officials … said the service will fall about 10,000 soldiers short of its planned end strength for this fiscal year, and prospects for next year are grimmer.”

The army is not alone in missing recruitment goals:

Senior Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps leaders have said they are hopeful they will meet or just slightly miss their recruiting goals for this year. But they said they will have to dip into their pool of delayed entry applicants, which will put them behind as they begin the next recruiting year.

Episode 2276: Breaking News Out Of Arizona; November 8th Will Be The New Renaissance

from Bannons War Room:

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VAX COMPLETELY EXPOSED BY TOP EXPERTS ON CAPITOL HILL PART 1

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from The New American:

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