Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tucker Carlson: This 

is insultingly ridiculous Fox News   23 hours ago

Fox News host Tucker Carlson takes on the Biden administration's response to the Chinese spy balloon over the U.S. on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'


Breaking: U.S. Military Shoots 

Down Chinese Spy Balloon

 Sarah Arnold| February 04, 2023 2:30 P


The U.S. military shot down the Chinese surveillance balloon on Saturday as it made its way over the Atlantic Ocean.

Earlier on Saturday, the FAA issued a ground stop to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon once it crossed over the Atlantic Ocean.

According to officials, the FAA ordered a ground stop at three airports in closed airspace in parts of North and South Carolina effective until 2:45 E.T., citing "national security initiatives" in the area.

However, it is unclear if President Joe Biden has declared a final decision on the plan or not.

Earlier on Saturday, Biden answered a reporters question on the issue saying “we're going to take care of it."

The Chinese spy balloon surveillance balloon was last seen flying over the southeastern U.S. earlier Saturday, and in parts of North and South Carolina as it made its way toward the Atlantic coast.


I guess after all this time the "balloon" has been over the US, the chinese probably already have tons of info. Why are they afraid to shoot  it down? It is inside our country's airspace, over the interior area....SHOOT. ...I take that back,         WE PROBABLY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING LEFT  TO FIGHT WITH, BIDEN HAS GIVEN ALL OUR TOOLS OF WAR  TO  THE UKRAINE !
The balloon is now exhibiting some shocking traits that nobody expected.
Chinese Surveillance Balloon Has Shocking Trait That Nobody Expected 
By Bryan Chai  February 4, 2023 

Remember when you were a child and you would let go of a balloon, just to see it zig-zag, go up and down and do a couple loops

No? Oh, right. That’s because that’s not normal.

As you’ve assuredly heard by now, there’s a peculiar balloon making its way
over the continental United States.

If you were to believe the Chinese, it’s merely a “civilian airship used for
” that blew off course, and why wouldn’t you believe them?

Just in case you don’t, most people, including officials at the Pentagon, believe that this is a “Chinese surveillance balloon.” What exactly is it surveying? Nobody appears to know, only adding to its worrisome nature.

One thing, however, that we do know, is this spy balloon is exhibiting some highly unusual traits, including an unusual level of maneuverability that the government did not seem too keen on elaborating on.

“But is it — you say that it’s moving eastward and it’s over the continental U.S. It’s
change — it’s not over Montana anymore. Is the Chinese government controlling the movement of the balloon, or is it just floating with air streams?” a reporter asked the Pentagon’s press secretary, Air Force Brigadier Gen. Patrick Ryder, on Friday.



AUTHOR - ALEXANDRA BRUCE ---- forbidden knowledge

96 food processing and distribution facilities destroyed since Biden took office
• People who received all five shots recommended by their governments increased the likelihood of their dying within the year by 35%
• Why are our governments killing us and how is Hunter
Biden involved?

It turns out that Charles McGonigal, the disgraced former New York FBI Counterintelligence Chief arrested and charged last week for taking bribes from Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska was in charge of the office that was monitoring Hunter Biden’s business dealings with CCP spy and CEFC China Energy Vice Chairman, Patrick Ho.

Hunter recorded himself describing Ho as China’s “Spy Chief” during a phone call that he archived on his infamous Laptop from Hell.

Ho paid Hunter roughly $1 million to represent him as his lawyer while he was under surveillance by McGonigal’s FBI Counterintelligence Division office in New York.

As fate would have it, both Patrick Ho and Charles McGonigal would eventually be arrested by the FBI at JFK Airport, Ho in 2017 and McGonigal a couple of weeks ago. When Patrick Ho was arrested in November of 2017, he called Joe Biden’s little brother, Jimmy, who later told The New York Times that he believed that the call had been meant for Hunter, who was his lawyer at the time.

Garrett Ziegler, Founder of the Marco Polo Research Group and a Biden laptop archivist calls this admission by Jimmy Biden “Insane, because it’s clearly illegal, in that they’re violating the FARA [Foreign Agents Registration Act].”

In just these revelations, alone the Biden family committed dozens of FARA violations with the punishment for each being up to 5 years in prison. This is on top of the influence-peddling, the bribery, the money-laundering and the treason.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Sparks fly during vote to knock Rep. Ilhan Omar off Foreign Affairs Committee  FOX News

Watch: House Democrats Have Screaming Meltdown on the Floor Over Ilhan Omar Resolution    By Joe Saunders February 2, 2023

Feb 2, 2023
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., lashed out at House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Tuesday, describing his effort to personally whip votes against her retaining her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee as "pathetic."

 "The fact that this has become a sole focus for [House Speaker Kevin McCarthy] that he is personally whipping votes for it is really pathetic. Not the debt ceiling or all the actual priorities a Speaker should be fighting to deal with and whip votes for," Omar tweeted. 

She was referencing a separate tweet from another user reporting that Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., wasn't planning to change her vote against the upcoming resolution to remove Omar from her committee assignment.

Read Article  HERE 

Evidently our "GOVERNMENT" doesn't care about the "human" cost of "electric vehicle" batteries. Since they will be MANDATING the purchase of them.

Cobalt Red’ Review: 

The Human Price of Cobalt 

‘Artisanal mining’ is a euphemism, meant to disguise the exploitation of Congolese laborers that makes our battery-powered lives possible.   by Mark P Mills Feb. 1 2023 


If you want to know what’s being unleashed by the rush to mandate electric cars for a so-called clean-energy transition, read “Cobalt Red.” It will leave you almost as shaken as its author, Siddharth Kara, who braved lawless militia and state-backed soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo as he visited the fountainheads of the world’s lithium-battery supply chain.

Mr. Kara, a professor of human trafficking and modern slavery at Nottingham University and a senior fellow at Harvard’s School of Public Health, labels himself an activist. His journeys through the Congo’s jungles and mines are surprisingly reminiscent of the country’s 19th-century explorers, as he treks where few others have dared and evokes the grandeur of a magnificent country—all to witness the shocking labor and environmental practices that the world papers over with, as the author writes, “vacant statements on zero-tolerance policies and other hollow PR” in pursuit of cobalt.

Why cobalt? Because today’s smartphones, laptops, leaf blowers, toys and so much more owe their revolutionary portability to the advent of cobalt-infused lithium batteries. Up until the late 1990s, the uses for cobalt—in magnets, dyes, inks, chemical catalysts and little else—required some 20 kilotons of the mineral a year, a relatively modest figure by mining standards and one that had remained little changed over the previous three decades. Then the first lithium decade vaulted annual cobalt demand to about 60 kilotons.

Three-fourths of that cobalt comes from the Congo, a market share that’s more than double OPEC’s claim on oil. Now comes the electric vehicle’s half-ton battery, each one using thousands of smartphones’ worth of minerals. Even at only 10% of global auto sales, electric vehicles have already pushed annual cobalt demand to 140 kilotons; it is expected to exceed 200 kilotons by 2026 as new battery factories come online and will explode from there when proposed EV mandates are supposed to kick in, many within the coming decade.

The reader senses that the author has been left shell-shocked, not from the aesthetic carnage but from seeing thousands of people mining by hand, hammer and shovel in vast open pits hundreds of feet deep, most of the pits arrayed with hand-dug tunnels. Mr. Kara reports visiting a typical mine where “more than three thousand women, children, and men shoveled, scraped, and scrounged . . . under a ferocious sun and a haze of dust.” The book has no photographs, an understandable absence given the risks of using a camera with armed guards everywhere. Instead Mr. Kara captures the impact of artisanal mining through the powerful stories of the miners—men, women and children—that he has gleaned through interviews. It’s often hard to read his descriptions of the miners’ daily lives, the risks, accidents, promises unfulfilled and, too often, heart-wrenching tales of maimed or dead children.

As for the programs that claim to tag and track ostensibly child-free cobalt, Mr. Kara’s compelling chronicle makes it clear that “there is no accurate way to disaggregate artisanal from industrial production”—that is, to know whether the cobalt in any particular product came from an artisanal mine or not. And since more than 70% of the world’s cobalt is refined in China, the commingling is impossible to unravel.

Mr. Kara spares no one from responsibility, from the Chinese firms that he sees everywhere in the country to the Congo’s national and local governments. He calls out Western tech and car companies, as well as nongovernmental organizations, for their eager commitments to “international human rights norms” and “zero-tolerance policies on child labor.” These commitments, the author argues, are at best unverified, perhaps even unverifiable. At one mining site that employed more than 10,000 artisanal miners, the author noticed a sign at the entrance that would have been laughable if it weren’t so tragic: “Our values—Transparent, dynamic, respectful, accountable, socially responsible.”

Some will claim that, to reduce the harm Mr. Kara documents, cobalt demand can be reduced by recycling and modifying chemical formulations. But even assuming greater adoption of different chemistries and achieving a recycling nirvana, forecasts still show overall demand for cobalt soaring.

The lessons in “Cobalt Red” extend to dozens of other minerals. The path to energy-transition goals runs through all kinds of mines located around the globe, from Russia’s Arctic to Brazil’s Amazon forests, from Mozambique to Chile and beyond. The global production of copper, lithium, manganese, nickel and many more minerals will need to rise more than 1,000% in the next few years to supply all the electric vehicles, windmills and solar modules imagined or mandated. The author writes that some 45 million people are directly involved in artisanal mining globally. We await adventurers as brave as Mr. Kara to shine a light on those supply-chain realities too.

“Cobalt Red” concludes that the “exploitation of the poorest people of the Congo” is a “moral reversion.” Amen.

Mr. Mills, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is a partner at Montrose Lane, an energy-tech venture fund, and the author of “The Cloud Revolution.”
Appeared in the February 2, 2023, print edition as 'The Human Price of Cobalt'.

.How much cobalt is in a battery?

The first generation of EV batteries contained 33% cobalt in cathodes, while current commercial cathodes in EV batteries contain 15-20% cobalt, and industry is actively developing 10% cobalt cathodes,” they summarize. That’s all well and good, but the 2019 battery plan still warned of potential supply chain risks with the growth.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

MAYBE THEY SHOULD ASK THE CLINTONS, Last I read is that Killary was put in charge of dispersing the earthquake relief funds to Haiti


Judicial Watch

NEW: Despite well-documented fraud and waste in the U.S. government’s costly and ineffective Haiti recovery campaign, American taxpayer dollars keep flowing to the poverty-stricken Caribbean island with no oversight. This month the Biden administration revealed it is dedicating an additional $56.5 million to the failed initiative, explaining that the money is “for the people of Haiti in response to the country’s humanitarian crisis and cholera epidemic.” The announcement says Haiti’s alarming levels of gang violence have prevented people from accessing food, fuel water and other basic supplies but fails to reveal how this latest allocation will change that. READ:

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tucker Carlson: This is the cruelest thing any president has ever done  Fox News

Premiered 46 minutes ago 
Fox News host Tucker Carlson weighs in on the impact of COVID policy, racial division and Michelle Obama possibly being groomed for a 2024 run on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight
.' #FoxNews #tucker

jF NONE and listen to this

Tucker: This is a matter of national survival

Jan 30, 2023 \
Fox News host Tucker Carlson voices his concerns over the egg shortage on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' #FoxNews #tucker

The Five 1/31/23 FULL | BREAKING FOX NEWS January 31, 2023