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If you have a chance... write an Amazon "review" for Mark Levin... giggles...

The Democrat Party hates America
Mark Lievin

#1 Bestseller my ass.

Here's a fine example:

1.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2023

I'll read your book when you learn basic grammar.
It is not the "democrat party" it is the democratic party. Time to learn basic grammar if you want to be taken seriously Mark.
53 people found this helpful

And another:

1.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2023

Rightwing propaganda

I have no interest in this at all. The fact that this was recommended to anyone is a serious problem. The primary objective of this propaganda is to create fear and keep power structures in tact. 0/10 would not recommend.

Ukraine's special services 'likely' behind strikes on Wagner-backed forces in Sudan



Ukrainian special services were likely behind a series of drone strikes and a ground operation directed against a Wagner-backed militia near Sudan’s capital, a CNN investigation has found, raising the prospect that the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has spread far from the frontlines.

Speaking to CNN, a Ukrainian military source described the operation as the work of a “non-Sudanese military.” Pressed on whether Kyiv was behind the attacks, the source would only say that “Ukrainian special services were likely responsible.”

The operation involved a series of attacks on the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which is believed to be receiving assistance from Wagner, the Russian mercenary group, in its fight against the Sudanese army for control of the country.

Neanderthal Genes Are Linked to Severe Covid Risk


And before the comic book depictions of Neanderthals... they were probably more advanced than Homo sapiens.

So NO, your MAGA uncle doesn't have high Neanderthal DNA... lol

ROME—The northern Italian city of Bergamo suffered one of the world’s highest Covid-19 death rates, with army trucks deployed to carry the dead out of the overwhelmed town in the early days of the pandemic.

A new study carried out in Bergamo now suggests that genes inherited from Neanderthals, extinct cousins of modern humans, could help explain why some people developed life-threatening forms of the disease while others didn’t.

The high number of infections in Bergamo provided scientists with data for the study, though the research doesn’t address why so many people died there compared with other parts of Italy or Europe.

Great read...

Last 3 men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer found not guilty


Of those charged... 9 were convicted and 5 acquitted.

The Antrim County jury reached its verdict on Friday after about a day of deliberations following a three-week trial. Molitor broke down in tears of relief after his verdict was read.

Eric Molitor and twin brothers William Null and Michael Null were among the 14 men charged in state and federal court over the alleged plan to kidnap the governor at her vacation home in Antrim County in 2020, largely over the Democratic governor's strict COVID-19 shutdowns.

Molitor, 39, and the Null brothers, both 41, had pleaded not guilty to state charges of providing material support for terrorist acts and illegally possessing firearms.

Inflation expected to tick higher in August as oil prices surge.

After hitting 3.0% in June... CPI hit 3.2% in July and now, the August numbers released tomorrow will be 3.6%

That's the first time we've had back to back months with increasing inflation in over a year.

Bad news is... this is going to pressure Jerome Powell to increase interest rates more...


The report, set for release at 8:30 a.m. ET, is expected to show headline inflation of 3.6%, an acceleration from July's 3.2% annual gain in prices, according to estimates from Bloomberg. Over the prior month, consumer prices are expected to have risen 0.6% in August, a faster clip than July's 0.2% monthly increase.

A significant rise in energy prices is expected to drive the bulk of those increases. Oil prices hit new year-to-date highs on Tuesday with West Texas Intermediate (CL=F) closing just below $89 per barrel. Brent crude futures (BZ=F) sat above $92 per barrel — the highest levels in oil prices since November 2022.

On a "core" basis, which strips out the more volatile costs of food and gas, prices in August are expected to have risen 4.3% over last year — a slowdown from the 4.7% annual increase seen in July, according to Bloomberg data. Monthly core prices are expected to have climbed 0.2%, matching July's monthly rise.

The timing of the GOP impeachment nonsense...

Ask me a month ago and I'd say the GOP will wait for their impeachment clown show until next year... probably Spring.

Timed to do maximum damage in the primary season...

But they're firing it up this soon...

It reveals something.

They're afraid of Biden and HOPING that an impeachment or two by the end of the year will trigger a "replace Biden" movement in the hopes that Newsom or Harris would be easier to beat.

IMHO, it's a fruitless strategy as the vast majority of Dems know that President Biden is uniquely positioned to beat Trump again, probably narrowly but a win is a win.

I expect no matter what, a strong "Rally around Joe" movement that will just send MORE Dems to the polls in 2024...

Pissed off Americans make the most reliable voters.

Ukraine Counter Offensive, a 9/11/2023 Map showing progress...

3 months and the area taken is in pale tan near the blue arrows.

Actual progress... but is it strategically significant?

Still too early to say.

AFU has always said the goal is to cut the land bridge between Russia and Crimea which would mean cutting the E58 Highway and pushing to the sea.

We're expecting "General Mud" to make an appearance this month and movement for tracked and armor vehicles will be difficult until the mud freezes, maybe November or December.

I expect the counter offensive to continue through the winter and if Ukraine is better equipped and supplied... they can accomplish their goals.




Xi Jinping Is Done With the Established World Order


The world’s most powerful leaders gathered in New Delhi for the year’s premier diplomatic event—the G20 summit—but China’s Xi Jinping deemed it not worth his time. His absence sends a stark signal: China is done with the established world order.

Ditching the summit marks a dramatic turn in China’s foreign policy. For the past several years, Xi has apparently sought to make China an alternative to the West. Now Xi is positioning his country as a full-on opponent—ready to align its own bloc against the United States, its partners, and the international institutions they support.

Xi’s break with the establishment has been a long time coming. His predecessors integrated China into the U.S.-led global order by joining its foundational institutions, such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. For much of his tenure over the past decade, Xi has kept a foot in the door to that Western order—even as China’s relations with the U.S. have deteriorated. China even participated (though grudgingly) in G20 efforts to help alleviate the debt burden on struggling low-income countries.

The world has fractured... BRICS is ascending

Clearing up the misinformation/disinformation about SpaceX/Starlink in Ukraine.

This isn't a new story.

SpaceX CEO Gwynne Shotwell appeared before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in February.

She was asked by Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) about preventing Ukraine from using Starlink in combat.

Shotwell responded, services in Ukraine are provided partially at the expense of SpaceX and partially by a contract with USAID.

In June, Starlink agreed to a contract with the DoD with the same limitations in the Terms of Service.

She went on to clearly explain how the Starlink User Terms of Service strictly restricts the use in combat, allowing communications but not use combined with offensive or defensive weaponry or other comparable uses.

Translation: You can use Starlink to communicate with troops, but NOT to feed guidance or targeting data to drones, artillery or weapons systems.

US General James Dickinson told lawmakers in March the shared understanding between commercial service providers and their customers and end users is critical, in regards to limitations of use.

Lawmakers are currently looking at legislation that can call commercial providers to a State of Emergency that can provide full cooperation in times of conflict in the future.

For now... users follow the Terms of Service.

Now... you know.

UA and Ru Combat losses since start of counter offensive... numbers.


Retweeted by Rob A Lee, 100% reliable and legit.

Both sides losing approximately 400 tanks, IFV, AFV and misc vehicles... since the counter attack began

Let those numbers sink in.

That's more than the famous Battle of Kasserine Pass in WW2...
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