One of my kids, Natalee, the terror, went to school with her. I think. Who cares?
From Houston, Texas.
On Friday morning, self-declared “pro-labor” President Joe Biden signed into law a dictatorial bill passed by Congress to impose a national rail contract which tens of thousands of railroaders voted to reject.
The Railroad Workers Rank-and-File Committee has announced an online rally this Tuesday at 7 pm Eastern/ 4 pm Pacific time to oppose Washington’s imposition of a contract that workers rejected to block a national strike. Register for the event here. All supporters of the railroaders are urged to attend.
On Friday morning, self-declared “pro-labor” President Joe Biden signed into law a dictatorial bill passed by Congress to impose a national rail contract which tens of thousands of railroaders voted to reject.
After the resolution passed the Senate on Thursday, Biden boasted that he “negotiated a contract no else could negotiate.” Biden falsely claimed that the contract was “so much better” than “anything” railroaders have “ever had.”
In justifying imposing the carrier-friendly contract against the will of workers, Biden repeated carrier and union talking points portraying the 24 percent wage increase as “historic.” In fact, spread out over five years, and after workers have gone three years without any pay raises, this amounts to a cut in real wages after inflation is factored in.
Biden acknowledged that the bill did not include a single day of paid sick leave. Democrats, led by Bernie Sanders and the four House Democrats who are members of the Democratic Socialists of America, used a sham proposal to add seven days sick leave to save face and posture as friends of workers even as they voted in favor of imposing the contract. They knew it had no chance of passing the Senate and crafted it in a way to ensure it would not hold up passage of the anti-strike law.
Biden, after signing a law imposing a contract without sick days, lied through his teeth that he would “continue the fight” to get paid sick leave, something he said he has been at, “a long time.”
Asked by a reporter when railroaders could expect to see paid sick days Biden replied with a wry smile, “when Republicans see the light.” In other words, never. However, Democrats would continue to try to pin the blame for this on Republicans alone.
But in an editorial published Thursday, the Editorial Board of the pro-Republican Wall Street Journal, praised Biden for “keep[ing] the trains running,” in a paraphrase of an infamous quote praising Italian dictator Mussolini.
The rapid move by both parties to impose the contract and block a strike has shocked and angered workers across the country. The Railroad Workers Rank-and-File Committee has received many statements of support over the last 48 hours from workers in other industries.
“I’m not a railroad worker, but a non-union machinist,” one wrote. “And I still support your fight.” He added that he would support a wildcat strike against the contract if one were to break out. “Congress f*cked around. It’s time they f*cking found out.”
Another wrote: “No matter the hardship a shutdown of the distribution network may impose on me, I support you guys. The only way the working class is going to get their fair share of the pie is to shut down the government.
“The political parties have been corrupted and no longer represent the people. You guys do what you need to do.”
Mary, a retired General Motors worker from Flint, Michigan said: “Railroad workers and all rank and file workers deserve justice, pleasures, peace, and perks for themselves and their families just like those at the top. Where will the world be without the rank-and-file, the ones who are abandoned, used and abused? Sounds like slavery to me!
“It sounds like the officials of the rail unions are the same. They refer to the rank-and-file as ‘brother’ or ‘sister,’ but don’t mean it at all. They reek of favoritism and nepotism, with their six-figure wages, with cushy air-conditioned offices. They feel and are treated like they are better than the ‘real’ workers, the manual laborers, with the huge gap between their wages.”
A young GM Flint worker said that “railroad workers standing up for themselves will send a ripple effect throughout the working class. It sends a message to all workers who wish to stand up against the government. Enough is enough! The working class is the majority and must unite with their brothers and sisters if we wish to live a sustainable and fruitful life.”
He said that the “railroad workers’ fight is not only for themselves, but will set an example for all working class people to not allow the government to walk all over us. Enough is enough. History is being reversed. Situations and rights that have been fought for and put in place are being stripped away. But we are the power and the ones who can change it! They are nothing without us and we must unite with our brothers and sisters to demand a comfortable life.”
Railroad workers that spoke to the World Socialist Web Site were furious.
Asked to comment on Biden’s signing of the anti-strike legislation, Tony, a signalman, told the WSWS that Biden was “full of sh*t” and that the agreement was “not a great deal for railroaders.”
“It is not ‘pro-labor’ denying us our right to strike,” Tony said adding that it was “very very disappointing.”
“The unions, Congress and whoever else, pushed it to Christmas,” he said. “I don’t think [Biden] is a friend of labor, I think he is in it for the money….I think the whole thing is very, very, corrupt.”
Tony said a co-worker he spoke to following the Senate vote yesterday was “extremely angry.” While his coworker feels that while many railroaders will continue to do their job, the “quality of work” would suffer given that the contract does nothing to alleviate inhuman schedules or add paid sick days.
As for himself, Tony said, “The retirement is the only thing keeping me in at this point. I have given my life to this company, a call comes in, whether I am at a basketball game, birthday. I was even called out once on Christmas while my son was unwrapping gifts. It’s like ‘sorry son, I gotta go.’”
Derek, a veteran carman from California, said, “The way everything went down. … It was all planned out and staged by every party involved!” He added that the fact the sick day amendment failed in the Senate was “proof that these senators are bought and paid for.”
Asked if he agreed with Biden’s statement that the contract was “so much better” than “anything” he’s “ever had,” Derek replied, “F*ck no! Because I am a yard employee, we are affected the most.”
Derek explained that the tentative agreement includes the imposition of the Automatic Bid Scheduling system. The system will eliminate “bumps” for yard workers, which was one of the few ways workers could add flexibility and a modicum of planning to their schedule.
One worker told the WSWS that forcing the contract through Congress, “is complete and utter horsesh*t. ‘Pro Labor’ is not all it’s cracked up to be.” The worker said the experience “basically just proved the farce of the [Railroad Labor Act] and collective bargaining in general.”
John, a railroader from Nebraska, told the WSWS that the signing of the anti-strike legislation was proof that “they are taking power from the workers.” He said it was “unjust, not giving us the ability to get a fair deal.”
“Why even have a union if they just settle for anything that puts money in their pockets?” he correctly asked.
As to the role of Biden and the Democrats, John said they cared “nothing for the workers. It’s all just a magic show along with smoke and mirrors.” The “unfair” and “unjust” contract left railroaders with “scraps,” he added.
Another railroader told a WSWS reporter: “As I stated multiple times. This isn’t about what is best or even good for the employees. This is clearly about profit. Profit over safety and investing back into your company. Pure corporate greed at its greatest. Class I railroads spend millions and millions of dollars in campaign funds so they will get what they want.”
“I will guarantee you that all of them [shareholders and CEO’s] have had a raise in the past three years,” they added. “Not to mention their bonuses. It is pure greed and the purpose is to bust unions. If you think it’s going to stop with railroads, then you better think again. We work tirelessly on call 24 hours a day, every week, every month. Never knowing when we will be home to try and be a positive role models for our children. Through pandemics and all weather conditions.
“And this is a president that says he supports unions and blue-collar workers. Not to mention he stated about a month ago he got the contracts all settled. But today [he] signs an anti-strike [bill].”
Another railroad worker said the “the pro-union president” and the “pro-Democratic union” are “all take and no give.”
Another worker wrote: “There are 120 thousand [railroad workers] keeping 300 million of us alive. Get what you deserve. We’re behind you. The line must be drawn here. This far. No farther.”
SOURCE: DAVE DECAMP VIA ANTIWAR
Published: December 3, 2022
FACING SIMILAR PRESSURE FROM THE WEST, CHINA AND RUSSIA HAVE NATURALLY BECOME CLOSER
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that the US and NATO’s move to focus on countering China in the Asia Pacific has led to an increase in military cooperation between Moscow and Beijing.
“We know how seriously the People’s Republic of China regards these provocations [by NATO in the South China Sea], let alone Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait. We understand that this playing with fire by NATO in that part of the world carries threats and risks for the Russian Federation,” Lavrov said at a press conference, according to TASS.
In recent years, the US has stepped up its military presence in the South China Sea and near Taiwan, and some of its European allies have sent ships to the region, including the UK, France, and Germany.
“It’s as close to our shores and our seas as it is to Chinese territory. So, our military cooperation with the People’s Republic of China is developing. We are holding joint exercises, both counterterrorism exercises and air patrolling exercises,” Lavrov said.
NATO has identified China as a “challenge” to the alliance and has said it should forge stronger relationships with countries in the Asia Pacific, including Australia, South Korea, Japan, and India. Building new alliances in the region is a key aspect of the US strategy against China, as outlined by the Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.
Lavrov said that the US and NATO are trying to create an “explosive situation” in the Asia Pacific and pointed to the AUKUS military pact between the US, Britain, and Australia. Under AUKUS, Australia is expected to receive technology to develop nuclear-powered submarines, and the US will expand its military presence in Australia.
China has previously warned that the Biden administration’s efforts to build alliances in the Asia Pacific could lead to a Ukraine-style “tragedy” in the region. “The United States has tried to create regional tension and provoke confrontation by pushing forward the Indo-Pacific strategy,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said back in April.
The increasing military cooperation between Russia and China is a natural reaction to the similar pressure they are facing from the West. In a sign of the growing ties, Russian and Chinese bombers flew a joint patrol over the western Pacific on Wednesday.
How Twitter Collaborated With “The Biden Team” To Cover Up The Hunter Laptop Story
In a greatly anticipated Friday night drop of what was expected to be a cache of information involving the censoring of Hunter Biden’s notebook story days ahead of the 2020 presidential election, moments ago Elon Musk – who worked in collaboration with the notoriously independent gonzo journalist Matt Taibbi of “Vampire Squid” fame – has published the “Twitter Files.”
Dear TK Readers:
Very shortly, I’m going to begin posting a long thread of information on Twitter, at my account, @mtaibbi. This material is likely to get a lot of attention. I will absolutely understand if subscribers are angry that it is not appearing here on Substack first. I’d be angry, too.
The last 96 hours have been among the most chaotic of my life, involving multiple trips back and forth across the country, with a debate in Canada in between. There’s a long story I hope to be able to tell soon, but can’t, not quite yet anyway. What I can say is that in exchange for the opportunity to cover a unique and explosive story, I had to agree to certain conditions.
Those of you who’ve been here for years know how seriously I take my obligation to this site’s subscribers. On this one occasion, I’m going to have to simply ask you to trust me. As it happens, there may be a few more big surprises coming, and those will be here on Substack. And there will be room here to to discuss this, too, in time. In any case, thanks for your support and your patience, and please hold me to a promise to make all this up to you, and then some.
Moments later Elon confirmed that he did, in fact, work with Taibbi:
And this is what Taibbi has been tweeting in the past few minutes (link here):
1. Thread: THE TWITTER FILES
2. What you’re about to read is the first installment in a series, based upon thousands of internal documents obtained by sources at Twitter.
3. The “Twitter Files” tell an incredible story from inside one of the world’s largest and most influential social media platforms. It is a Frankensteinian tale of a human-built mechanism grown out the control of its designer.
4. Twitter in its conception was a brilliant tool for enabling instant mass communication, making a true real-time global conversation possible for the first time.
5. In its early conception, Twitter more than lived up to its mission statement, giving people “the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.”
6. As time progressed, however, the company was slowly forced to add those barriers. Some of the first tools for controlling speech were designed to combat the likes of spam and financial fraudsters.
7. Slowly, over time, Twitter staff and executives began to find more and more uses for these tools. Outsiders began petitioning the company to manipulate speech as well: first a little, then more often, then constantly.
8. By 2020, requests from connected actors to delete tweets were routine. One executive would write to another: “More to review from the Biden team.” The reply would come back: “Handled.”
9. Celebrities and unknowns alike could be removed or reviewed at the behest of a political party:
10. Both parties had access to these tools. For instance, in 2020, requests from both the Trump White House and the Biden campaign were received and honored. However:
11. This system wasn’t balanced. It was based on contacts. Because Twitter was and is overwhelmingly staffed by people of one political orientation, there were more channels, more ways to complain, open to the left (well, Democrats) than the right.
12. The resulting slant in content moderation decisions is visible in the documents you’re about to read. However, it’s also the assessment of multiple current and former high-level executives.
… Okay, there was more throat-clearing about the process, but screw it, let’s jump forward
16. The Twitter Files, Part One: How and Why Twitter Blocked the Hunter Biden Laptop Story
17. On October 14, 2020, the New York Post published BIDEN SECRET EMAILS, an expose based on the contents of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop:
18. Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be “unsafe.” They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography.
19. White House spokeswoman Kaleigh McEnany was locked out of her account for tweeting about the story, prompting a furious letter from Trump campaign staffer Mike Hahn, who seethed: “At least pretend to care for the next 20 days.”
20. This led public policy executive Caroline Strom to send out a polite WTF query. Several employees noted that there was tension between the comms/policy teams, who had little/less control over moderation, and the safety/trust teams:
21. Strom’s note returned the answer that the laptop story had been removed for violation of the company’s “hacked materials” policy: https://web.archive.org/web/20190717143909/https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/hacked-materials
22. Although several sources recalled hearing about a “general” warning from federal law enforcement that summer about possible foreign hacks, there’s no evidence – that I’ve seen – of any government involvement in the laptop story. In fact, that might have been the problem…
23. The decision was made at the highest levels of the company, but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, with the former head of legal, policy and trust Vijaya Gadde playing a key role.
24. “They just freelanced it,” is how one former employee characterized the decision. “Hacking was the excuse, but within a few hours, pretty much everyone realized that wasn’t going to hold. But no one had the guts to reverse it.”
25. You can see the confusion in the following lengthy exchange, which ends up including Gadde and former Trust and safety chief Yoel Roth. Comms official Trenton Kennedy writes, “I’m struggling to understand the policy basis for marking this as unsafe”:
26. By this point “everyone knew this was fucked,” said one former employee, but the response was essentially to err on the side of… continuing to err.
27. Former VP of Global Comms Brandon Borrman asks, “Can we truthfully claim that this is part of the policy?”
28. To which former Deputy General Counsel Jim Baker again seems to advise staying the non-course, because “caution is warranted”:
29. A fundamental problem with tech companies and content moderation: many people in charge of speech know/care little about speech, and have to be told the basics by outsiders. To wit:
30. In one humorous exchange on day 1, Democratic congressman Ro Khanna reaches out to Gadde to gently suggest she hop on the phone to talk about the “backlash re speech.” Khanna was the only Democratic official I could find in the files who expressed concern.
31. Gadde replies quickly, immediately diving into the weeds of Twitter policy, unaware Khanna is more worried about the Bill of Rights:
32. Khanna tries to reroute the conversation to the First Amendment, mention of which is generally hard to find in the files:
33. Within a day, head of Public Policy Lauren Culbertson receives a ghastly letter/report from Carl Szabo of the research firm NetChoice, which had already polled 12 members of congress – 9 Rs and 3 Democrats, from “the House Judiciary Committee to Rep. Judy Chu’s office.”
34.NetChoice lets Twitter know a “blood bath” awaits in upcoming Hill hearings, with members saying it’s a “tipping point,” complaining tech has “grown so big that they can’t even regulate themselves, so the government may need to intervene.”
35. Szabo reports to Twitter that some Hill figures are characterizing the laptop story as “tech’s Access Hollywood moment”:
36. Twitter files continued: “THE FIRST AMENDMENT ISN’T ABSOLUTE”
Szabo’s letter contains chilling passages relaying Democratic lawmakers’ attitudes. They want “more” moderation, and as for the Bill of Rights, it’s “not absolute”
37. An amazing subplot of the Twitter/Hunter Biden laptop affair was how much was done without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, and how long it took for the situation to get “unfucked” (as one ex-employee put it) even after Dorsey jumped in.
38. While reviewing Gadde’s emails, I saw a familiar name – my own. Dorsey sent her a copy of my Substack article blasting the incident
39. There are multiple instances in the files of Dorsey intervening to question suspensions and other moderation actions, for accounts across the political spectrum
40. The problem with the “hacked materials” ruling, several sources said, was that this normally required an official/law enforcement finding of a hack. But such a finding never appears throughout what one executive describes as a “whirlwind” 24-hour, company-wide mess.
41. It’s been a whirlwind 96 hours for me, too. There is much more to come, including answers to questions about issues like shadow-banning, boosting, follower counts, the fate of various individual accounts, and more. These issues are not limited to the political right.
42. Good night, everyone. Thanks to all those who picked up the phone in the last few days.
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The release was telegraphed one week ago, when Musk acknowledged that revealing Twitter’s internal discussions surrounding the censorship of the New York Post‘s Hunter Biden laptop story right before the 2020 US election is “necessary to restore public trust.”
Recall that the Post had its Twitter account locked in October 2020 for reporting on the now-confirmed-to-be-real“laptop from hell,” which contained still-unprosecuted evidence of foreign influence peddling through then-Vice President Joe Biden – including a 2015 meeting with an executive of Ukrainian gas giant Burisma.
Users who tried to share the link to the article were greeted with a message saying, “We can’t complete this request because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful.”
Then, days after Musk’s tweet, Twitter’s former head of Trust and Safety, Yoel Roth, admitted it was a ‘mistake’ to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story.
In his first public appearance since becoming an ex-employee, Roth suggested that the Hunter Biden laptop story was simply ‘too difficult’ for Twitter to verify. Alternatively, the company could have perhaps simply trusted the Post, one of America’s oldest publications that doesn’t have a reputation for fabricating bombshell stories – like Twitter does with countless anonymous bombshells from other major publications.
“We didn’t know what to believe. We didn’t know what was true. There was smoke,” Roth said during an interview at the Knight Foundation conference, as noted by the Epoch Times. “And ultimately for me, it didn’t reach a place where I was comfortable removing this content from Twitter.”
“It set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 ‘hack and leak campaign’ alarm bells,” he said, referring to a notorious team of cyberspies affiliated with Russian military intelligence. “Everything about it looked like a hack and leak.”
When asked whether it was a mistake to censor the story, Roth replied, “In my opinion, yes.”
Would Roth have suppressed the story if it was a Don Jr. laptop full of incriminating evidence?
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Finally, it will be very interesting to see which “independent”, “impartial” and “objective” members of the Mainstream Media cover the Twitter Files, which, unlike all that Russia collusion bullshit, was a real and actionable attempt to interfere with US democracy by covering up one of the most explosive political stories of a generation, not to mention an event that would have swayed the 2020 presidential election.
Hollywood is just institutionalized pedophilia, where the elites break “every God-given taboo known to man, including the sanctity of children.” Apparently, it’s an open secret in Hollywood that the ultra-rich, yet still power-hungry elites, have religious ceremonies where they terrorize children to the edge of death, then drink their adrenochrome-loaded blood.
by: S.D. Wells
Friday, December 02, 2022
Is the blood of terrorized children a form of currency in Hollywood? According to Mel Gibson, star of Brave Heart and Lethal Weapon, Hollywood is just institutionalized pedophilia, where the elites break “every God-given taboo known to man, including the sanctity of children.” Apparently, it’s an open secret in Hollywood that the ultra-rich, yet still power-hungry elites, have religious ceremonies where they terrorize children to the edge of death, then drink their adrenochrome-loaded blood. Adrenochrome is a chemical compound produced by the oxidation of adrenaline, the stress hormone, which can be derived from torturing children to the point where they believe they are about to die (or really are).
Now, the star of a Mel Gibson-directed movie “Passion of the Christ,” Jim Caviezel, is blowing the whistle about Hollywood elites kidnapping kids and trafficking them for adrenochrome rituals. Where is the FBI when you REALLY need them? Nowhere to be found, except prosecuting innocent Americans for staged events, like on January 6th, 2020.
When will the Den of Hollywood Parasites be investigated for kidnapping, child trafficking, child abuse, and possibly mass murder?
Are the Hollywood elites so rich they’re untouchable, even when committing horrific atrocities on children and babies? Two Hollywood famous actors and insiders are literally calling this out, and they might serve as witnesses in a trial if any law enforcement agencies would step up to the moral and legal ‘plate’ and do their job.
Jim Caviezel, also the star of the hit series “Person of Interest,” attended the Health and Freedom Conference in Oklahoma last week, and said that Hollywood elite freaks and perverts are “raping and murdering” kids for adrenochrome.
The practice of obtaining adrenochrome for drug abuse is a plot in several Hollywood movies and TV series, where cabals of Satanists capture children, rape them, then while murdering them, they harvest their blood and drink it as an “elixir of youth.” It would appear this is not just ‘made for movies’ scripts, but happening in real life, as top Hollywood stars are ‘coming out’ and blowing the whistle about it.
According to Mel Gibson, Hollywood elites are most likely gutting kids alive to get their adrenochrome-laced youth elixir fix
It’s nothing new in Hollywood. The blood of sexually abused children, including infants, is considered the most enriched, “premium brand” of blood, and perfect for the filthy rich elitists who like getting high off drinking it. Is it being sold for top dollar in the city of angels, or just traded for top roles in movies and shows? Is there a secret society, like the Nazis had, where the richest freaks gather around and torture and abuse kids just to get their rocks off? According to a few famous actors, yes.
There is also a pedophile ring at the heart of the music industry, according to insiders and famous musicians who have blown that whistle. Surely mainstream media and the tech giants will continue to bury and censor all the sources and whistleblowers, pretending none of this is happening, except in the movies, of course.
Drinking baby blood is part of a satanic ritual, and we see these signs of worshipping the devil right out in the open, representing rock shows, pop stars, and hip-hop performances. Witchcraft and Illuminati “prayers” are becoming even more prominent in Hollywood and at live music events, as if the crowd is involuntarily part of the worship of the devil and all things evil. Kids and teens that attend the events and get dragged into the ‘matrix’ of all of this are much more apt to lose their moral compass and experiment with drugs and gender-fluid sex changes, and that’s mainly what the performances are all about – grooming the children (think Disney also here).
Bookmark Censored.news to your favorite websites for truth news about Satan’s Hollywood adrenochrome freaks and those blood-thirsty stars that’s being censored from the rest of media as you read this.
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Kiev’s domestic security agency has launched a series of raids at Orthodox Church sites
Dec 2, 2022
A Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) serviceman talks with a visitor in front of Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery on November 22, 2022. © Sergei CHUZAVKOV / AFP
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has announced new measures seeking to ban religious institutions deemed to have links with Russia. He said the move is intended to safeguard the nation’s “spiritual independence” amid Kiev’s conflict with Moscow.
The president’s principal target is the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the country’s largest, which is linked to the Moscow Patriarchate.
The statement comes as the SBU, Ukraine’s domestic security agency, launched what it called a “counter intelligence” action at several Ukrainian Orthodox Church sites in three regions. The raids targeted at least eight religious sites on Friday, aiming to identify individuals suspected of undermining Ukraine’s sovereignty.
Writing on Telegram, Zelensky said on Thursday that the National Security and Defense Council had held a meeting, which focused on “numerous facts of ties of certain religious circles in Ukraine with the aggressor state.” The Council has instructed Ukraine’s government to introduce a law to make it impossible for “religious organizations affiliated with centers of influence” in Russia to operate in the country, Zelensky said.
The Council also accused Russian special services of “subversive activities” in the religious sphere and instructed all national security bodies to “identify and counter” these alleged efforts. According to Zelensky, Kiev will also impose personal sanctions on a number of individuals, with the list expected to be published in the near future.
The Ukrainian authorities also intend to check whether religious organizations have the right to use property located on the territory of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Zelensky said in an apparent reference to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which currently administers the site.
Last week, the lavra, which is considered to be the most prominent Orthodox Christian monastery in Ukraine, was raided by the SBU. The agency said it wanted to prevent alleged “subversive activities of Russian special services.”
Ukraine has long experienced religious tensions, with a number of entities claiming to be the true Ukrainian Orthodox Church, challenging the authority of the Moscow Patriarchate.
The two main rival factions are the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which declared independence from Moscow after Russia launched its military operation, and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), which is considered by the Russian Orthodox Church to be schismatic.
Attention was placed on the Kremlin’s statement after the conversation between leaders of Russia and Germany over Kiev’s incendiary attacks against Russian civilian infrastructure, including the Crimean Bridge and power installations
MOSCOW, December 2. /TASS/. The explosions on the Crimean Bridge and on Nord Stream pipelines are akin to one another since both are acts of terrorism, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS this Friday.
This is how Peskov explained these emergencies, saying they went side by side in the Kremlin’s statement after a conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
“Both are categorized as terrorist acts,” the Kremlin Spokesman said.
Attention was placed on the Kremlin’s statement after the conversation between leaders of Russia and Germany over Kiev’s incendiary attacks against Russian civilian infrastructure, including the Crimean Bridge and power installations. This included the terrorist act against the Nord Stream and the Nord Stream 2 pipelines, whose circumstances require a transparent investigation with the participation of relevant Russian authorities, the Kremlin said.
American forces are now ready to “fight immediately,” the NATO member’s top general says
Dec 2, 2022
Lithuanian Chief of Defense Valdemaras Rupsys in Vilnius, 2019. © Petras Malukas / AFP
The US forces stationed in Lithuania have switched their stance from deterrence of Russia to combat readiness, Lithuanian Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupsys has said. The country shares a border with Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave on the Baltic Sea, as well as with Belarus and Latvia.
“The main factor used to be deterrence, the demonstration that they were here and could increase our forces at any time,” Rupsys told radio LRT on Friday.
“And now the situation has changed: those units are being deployed so that they can fight immediately. It’s a seamless … transition from one mode to another.”
“At least until 2025, we will have rotating US units that will carry out military training and serve as a factor of deterrence, but also will be ready to carry out defensive actions together with us and other allies,” he added.
The chief of defense said on Wednesday that he had been assured by the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley that American troops would have “a persistent presence in Lithuania.”
Battalion-sized US units with around 500 troops, Abrams tanks and Bradley armored vehicles have been stationed on a rotation basis in the eastern Lithuanian city of Pabrade since 2019. NATO also maintains a German-led multinational unit in the country.
The US-led bloc announced the enhancement of its military capabilities in response to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, which began in February. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in June that the alliance’s rapid-response force would grow from around 40,000 to over 300,000.
Moscow has repeatedly stated that it considers NATO troops near its borders a national security threat. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday that the bloc’s actions signify its return to “conceptual priorities” adopted during the Cold War.
Dec 2, 2022
This rabbit hole just keeps on getting even deeper. Earlier today, I was contacted by two individuals that had heard about another twist on the Balenciaga controversy. As I detailed earlier this week, extremely disturbing Balenciaga photographs that prominently feature children are causing a tremendous uproar all over the globe. The fashion house is being accused of sexualizing children, and many consumers are swearing that they will never purchase anything from Balenciaga ever again. In one of those photographs, there is a roll of pre-printed tape on the floor on which the name of the company has been purposely altered. Instead of spelling it as “Balenciaga”, an extra “a” has been added so that it is spelled “Baalenciaga” instead…
That is weird, right?
And obviously, someone went to a tremendous amount of effort to do this, because the name was not just scribbled on the tape with a marker.
Someone took the time to actually print “Baalenciaga” on that roll of tape, and so this was something that was definitely pre-meditated.
Who would do such a thing, and why would anyone want to purposely associate “Baal” with “Balenciaga”?
Needless to say, any reference to Baal is likely to upset a lot of Christians, because no other false ancient deity is mentioned more prominently in the Bible than Baal is.
If you are not familiar with Baal, the following is what Britannica.com has to say about him…
Baal, god worshipped in many ancient Middle Eastern communities, especially among the Canaanites, who apparently considered him a fertility deity and one of the most important gods in the pantheon. As a Semitic common noun baal (Hebrew baʿal) meant “owner” or “lord,” although it could be used more generally; for example, a baal of wings was a winged creature, and, in the plural, baalim of arrows indicated archers. Yet such fluidity in the use of the term baal did not prevent it from being attached to a god of distinct character. As such, Baal designated the universal god of fertility, and in that capacity his title was Prince, Lord of the Earth. He was also called the Lord of Rain and Dew, the two forms of moisture that were indispensable for fertile soil in Canaan. In Ugaritic and Hebrew, Baal’s epithet as the storm god was He Who Rides on the Clouds. In Phoenician he was called Baal Shamen, Lord of the Heavens.
You wouldn’t expect to see a reference to an ancient Middle Eastern deity in a photo produced by one of the most prominent fashion houses on the entire planet, but there it is.
And it has been pointed out to me that “Baalenciaga” actually means something very specific in Latin.
I had to try this for myself, and so I pulled up Google’s Latin to English translator.
Sure enough, when I typed “Baal enci aga” into the Latin box, it told me that the English translation of that phrase is “Baal the king”.
When I first saw that, I was absolutely floored.
Did they truly believe that nobody would notice?
Or maybe they did want people to notice.
These days, the elite are becoming much bolder in their promotion of the occult.
And at this point, the number of young people that are interested in the occult is absolutely exploding. If you doubt this, just check out these numbers…
TikTok, the popular social media platform that is known for quick videos, one-minute dance challenges, and its viral trends, is now being recognized as a hub for witches and warlocks.
Videos with the hashtag #WitchTok have amassed more than 30 billion views and have made it easier for would-be witches or those interested in the occult to learn more about it, according to the BBC.
TikTok’s #witch hashtag has received nearly 20 billion views, #witchtiktok has nearly two billion views, and #babywitch, a hashtag for those new to the dark craft, has more than 600 million views.
Our young people are watching witchcraft videos on TikTok billions and billions of times.
Sadly, many of them end up becoming deeply immersed in that world.
For example, one young woman named Jenny Weaver said that she originally “got into it innocently”, but then she quickly learned that the realm of the occult is very real…
“I had such a fear that gripped my life. It crippled me. The next thing that I knew, I was seeing things, hearing things, and I was being tortured by demonic spirits that had come in through the use of witchcraft. It was a very scary time. I didn’t even want to close my eyes to wash my face. I was that terrified. If you think that it is innocent I am telling you it will take you down a road you do not want to go down. And I had to ask the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive me.”
If you are reading this and you are thinking that this is just a bunch of fairly tales, then you are greatly mistaken.
The world of darkness is just as real as you are.
And millions of our young people are being seduced.
Thankfully, we live in times when the light is going to shine brighter than ever even as darkness grows all around us.
At this stage, the elites aren’t even trying to hide who they really serve anymore.
Many among the elite are truly obsessed with the world of darkness, and popular culture has become absolutely saturated with occult themes.
We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our young people, and we must not let darkness win.