November 9, 2021 by the real Aj News/Politics 11-9-21 What’s interesting in the news today? Open Thread Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
“As Gas Prices Surge… Biden Considers Shutting Down ANOTHER Pipeline…”
So does he get the half a mil for being separated from his parents too?
“Illegal Immigrant Who Posed As Minor Charged With Murder In Florida….”
Are you enjoying Joe Biden’s America last policies yet?
Yes, yes it is….
“Is the U.S. Military Sinking Under Weight of ‘Woke’ Progressive Priorities?
As a Seawolf-class nuclear submarine strikes seamount and U.S. Marines suffer massive training defeat, Pentagon appoints a Climate Czar.”
“News recently broke about a U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered submarine that struck an underwater mountain in the South China Sea in early October.
An undersea collision that injured 11 crew members of a U.S. nuclear-powered submarine last month was caused by an uncharted seamount (an underwater mountain), the U.S. Navy says.
The USS Connecticut, a Seawolf-class fast attack submarine, hit the then-unidentified object in international waters in the South China Sea on Oct. 2, resulting in moderate to minor injuries. At the time, the Navy did not specify how much damage the vessel suffered. The sub was able to power its way to a port in Guam by traveling on the ocean’s surface.
An investigation found that the Connecticut “grounded on an uncharted seamount,” the 7th Fleet said in a statement.
The officers in charge of the submarine have just been relieved of duty.
The commanding officer of the fast-attack submarine Connecticut, Cmdr. Cameron Aljilani, his second-in-command, Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Cashin, and the chief of the boat, Master Chief Sonar Technician Cory Rodgers, were relieved due to a loss of confidence, according to a statement by the Japan-based U.S. 7th Fleet.
Seventh Fleet leadership “determined sound judgement, prudent decision-making and adherence to required procedures in navigation planning, watch team execution and risk management could have prevented the incident,” according to the statement.
The Navy did not release further details Thursday regarding exactly how the command failed to prevent the mishap, and 7th Fleet officials have not said whether the command investigation into the mishap—completed this week and awaiting final endorsement—will be made public.
It is hard to say which aspect of this story is most troubling: The fact that it occurred in the hot zone of the South China Sea, the indications that the actual cause of the incident will not be revealed, or the fact that the American public is just hearing about it now.
There is even more cause for concern. It is being reported that U.S. Marines were forced into a humiliating surrender to the British during a mass training exercise in the Mojave desert.”
“Meanwhile, the Pentagon is adding a Climate Policy Czar.
The Pentagon will reorganize its policy shop to elevate the mission of combating and responding to climate change, the department’s policy chief said Friday.
While the Defense Department has done a lot to prioritize climate change throughout the organization, including at the service secretary level, Colin Kahl, the defense undersecretary for policy, said that the organization he oversees is “one place where we haven’t done enough frankly.”
“If we’re going to say that this is a national priority and it’s a priority for the department, then it needs to be a priority for my organization too. So we’re going to be making some organizational changes in the coming weeks and months to make sure we have an organization that champions these issues and that it is resourced to champion these issues, to make sure it gets integrated into all the various documents we oversee,” Kahl said at an event hosted by New America.
It is clear that as the Biden administration’s military appointees are focused on race-based indoctrination and green justice goals, our military is sinking under the weight of their progressive policies and priorities.
How much further will it sink?”
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A real media would be outraged by this treatment of media. But the propagandists we have are OK with it, because it’s an outlet they hate. Just like when Obama spied on Fox News, nary a whimper from the hacks.
The FBI is once again being used against Dem’s enemies, and the vermin in FBI/DOJ leadership is fine with that.
“James O’Keefe Defiant After FBI Raids His Home Over Purported Ashley Biden Diary: “Project Veritas gave the diary to law enforcement”
Prof.Jonathan Turley: “Regardless of how one feels about Project Veritas, there should be calls from media outlets for some answers to these basic questions. Likewise, Congress should be seeking such answers as part of its oversight responsibilities.””
“Something shady and alarming is going on with the hyper–politicized, disgraced, and discredited FBI. On Saturday, the FBI raided the home of James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, reportedly regarding the alleged diary of Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden.
This is a diary that Project Veritas has said it was unable to authenticate, did not publish, and turned over to authorities (after first trying unsuccessfully to give it back to Ashley).
Given this set of claims, what on earth was the FBI doing raiding a journalist’s home? Why not just set up a meeting with O’Keefe and have a nice chat? And why raid the homes of at least two other persons associated with Project Veritas earlier in the week? And how on earth did the New York Times know about the raids within the hour of the first one occurring?
The Post Millennial reports:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation searched through the home of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe two days after they searched the homes of his associates in the Southern District of New York’s inquiry into the theft of Ashley Biden’s diary.
As detailed by the New York Times on Friday, the FBI raided the homes of two people linked to Project Veritas. Sources told the Times that the search warrants were executed on Thursday at one location on East 25th Street and another on Mamaroneck.
On Saturday, the FBI searched the home of James O’Keefe, according to witnesses who spoke to the New York Times. O’Keefe had acknowledged that Project Veritas was under investigation by the Justice Department in connection to the diary.
The Times reported that neighbors who interacted with the FBI were informed that the agents were interested in O’Keefe and searched his apartment while executing a search warrant.
“I ran to the door and looked out the peep hole and clearly saw an F.B.I. raid,” said one of O’Keefe’s neighbors to the Times. “You saw the jackets. Literally, it was just out of a movie.”
In a video statement on Friday, O’Keefe defended his group’s handling of the diary, which the group did not publish. He defended his actions and his colleagues, stating that they were operating as ethical journalists who turned the diary over to the authorities and sought to return it to a lawyer for Ashley Biden.
“It appears the Southern District of New York now has journalists in their sights for the supposed crime of doing their jobs lawfully and honestly,” Mr. O’Keefe said in the video. “Our efforts were the stuff of responsible, ethical journalism and we are in no doubt that Project Veritas acted properly at each and every step.””
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“Russiagate has no rock bottom
The indictment of the Steele dossier’s key source newly humiliates the Clinton campaign, FBI, and US media.”
“It did not seem possible for the Steele dossier – the collection of Trump-Russia conspiracy theories funded by the Clinton campaign; hyped by the US media establishment; and tapped by the FBI for surveillance and investigative leads – to get more embarrassing for all of those involved.
But the indictment by Special Counsel John Durham of Steele’s key source, Igor Danchenko, offers 39 pages of new evidence that Russiagate — after five years of failed innuendo, debunked “bombshells”, and humiliating revelations — has no rock bottom.
Danchenko is accused of making false statements to the FBI about his role in feeding Trump-Russia allegations to Christopher Steele, a former British spy working for the private intelligence firm Fusion GPS, which in turn was working for the Clinton campaign. Steele’s so-called “intelligence reports” were planted in the media to fuel the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. The FBI also used Steele’s work as source material to chase multiple leads and obtain surveillance warrants on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page.
Whereas Steele claimed to have access to “well-placed and established Kremlin sources,” his main source was in fact Danchenko, a DC-based Russian expat who had worked for the Brookings Institution, a Beltway (and Clinton-tied) think tank.
In late 2019, Danchenko humiliated the Steele dossier’s powerful champions when it emerged that he had informed the FBI, in a January 2017 interview, that corroboration for the Steele dossier’s key claims was “zero.” This was for good reason: instead of speaking to Kremlin officials, as Steele had claimed, Danchenko told FBI agents that he had instead relied on booze-fueled “hearsay” in his “conversations with friends.””
Now it gets worse. Durham’s indictment reveals that one of Danchenko’s key “sub-sources” was not even Russian, but a U.S. public relations executive with deep ties to none other than Bill and Hillary Clinton. Another purported “sub-source”, Sergei Millian, isn’t Russian (he’s from Belarus), but was the former head of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce. But there is one problem: contrary to what Danchenko told the FBI, he and Millian never even spoke.
The indictment also suggests that not only was the FBI aware in 2017 that the Steele dossier was fraudulent, but that its key source, Danchenko, was lying to them. But instead of informing the public and indicting Steele’s source, the FBI continued the Trump-Russia investigation and tapped the dossier for it. Anonymous intelligence officials even told the public that Steele’s farcical claims were bearing out.
Durham’s indictment offers new details on how the farce came to be.”
And the media is in denial and pretending they didn’t spread lies and fake news for 4 years. Hacks.
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Like I said….. hacks.
Dream on, the hacks will never admit their lies.
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Yet another example….
They got a narrative and dang it, they’re stickin’ with it, facts be damned….
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Re. 8:13 – It’s all part of the plan. Make gas costs so high that citizens can’t afford to fuel their cars and heat their homes. Then make it even worse by implementing the Green New Deal rubbish. They know exactly what they are doing – these are the kinds of things that Communists do. They are evil, Marxist freedom-haters.
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My SIL had a niece and nephew killed in a car accident by an illegal. Others in two families were badly injured, not to mention the trauma.
Yes, President Obama wanted gas prices to go up as well.
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Is perjury still a thing….?
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Enjoying it yet?
Well, the beatings will continue until morale improves….
“Winter Is Coming: Wholesale inflation hits 8.6% again in October”
“Did inflation hit a new decade-long record in October? The 8.6% year-on-year pace tied the report from September, the Associated Press reports:
Inflation at the wholesale level rose 8.6% last month from a year earlier, matching September’s record annual gain and offering more evidence that inflationary pressures are not yet easing.
The Labor Department reported Tuesday that its producer price index — which measures inflation before it hits consumers — rose 0.6% last month from September. Excluding volatile food and energy prices, wholesale inflation was up 0.4% in October from September and 6.8% from a year ago.
More than 60% of the September-October increase in overall producer prices was caused by a 1.2% increase in the price of wholesale goods as opposed to services.
Not so fast. October’s annual inflation figure outstripped September’s, CNBC’s Jeff Cox points out:
Wholesale prices rose 8.6% from a year ago in October, their highest annual pace in records going back nearly 11 years, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
The government’s producer price index, which serves as a gauge of finial demand prices from goods-producers, rose 0.6% for the month, in line with Dow Jones estimates and an indicator that inflation pressures are continuing to pressure the U.S. economy. The monthly pace was faster than the 0.5% increase in September.
Stripping out food, trade and energy prices, the index increased 0.4% month over month, slightly below the 0.5% estimate but an elevated pace from September’s 0.1% gain. On a year-over-year basis, core producer prices increased 6.2%. The year-over-year records go back to November 2010.
Elevated demands for goods over services again led the inflation story, with the price increases for final demand goods accounting for more than 60% of the index’s increase. Goods prices rose 1.2% compared to just a 0.2% increase for services, while construction prices jumped 6.6%.
So in any configuration, inflation got worse in October rather than better. Either way this is bad news, even when laughably stripping out “volatile food and energy prices.” American households spend much of their disposable income on food and energy, and apparently even more of it than usual these days.”
Everything’s an emergency with these frauds….
Except it never really is.
“Hmmm: Why hasn’t Biden signed the infrastructure bill?”
“Just how much did Joe Biden want the bipartisan infrastructure bill, anyway? After House progressives delayed it for months — in part with Biden’s connivance in linking it to his much larger reconciliation bill — Nancy Pelosi finally freed the BIF hostage last week. Democrats immediately hailed it as a major victory, and as an antidote for the humiliating election losses three days earlier.
Yet three days later, Biden still hasn’t signed it. “Where’s the BIF?” the New York Post asks, evoking Clara Peller in more ways than one:
After pressing Congress to urgently pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill last week, President Biden is now holding up the Senate- and House-passed legislation — until he can gather key members of Congress for a bill-signing photo op.
During Monday’s White House daily press briefing, deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked why Biden has not yet signed the bill after the White House and president “talked about the urgency” of passing it.
“So he talked about this on Saturday — he and he basically said he wants to make sure that the congressional members who work very, very hard on this when they come back, then we’ll — we’ll figure out a time to sign it,” Jean-Pierre told reporters.
“But you’re right, is it — it’s urgent, but we also want to make sure that the people who spent the last couple of weeks, last couple of months just all in delivering on this — on this promise are here for the signing as well,” she added.
When pressed on a specific date, Jean-Pierre said she does not have a date set but “it will be very soon.”
If it’s urgent, why is Biden waiting around until at least November 15 for a photo op? That seems an even more pertinent question with Democrats hoping to get a BIF bounce, as the Washington Post reports, even though their election humiliation had little to do with infrastructure policy. Biden even plans to go on tour to promote its benefits … while delaying its implementation:”
Dan Walters, with the exception of DJ, is the most honest reporter in his state.
Curious indeed….. 🦧