National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission

The dispatching of troops to the sprawling private ranches, far from the border, raises questions about the use of National Guard troops, who have widely decried the mission as aimless, political and oversized, as the cost of the effort has already ballooned to $2 billion a year. Earlier this year, about 30 Texas National GuardContinue reading “National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission”

Let’s talk about China, supply chains, and not being done – Beau of the Fifth Column

CDC director rebukes DeSantis for telling teens to remove masks: ‘It is absolutely their choice’

‘Those students should have been comfortable wearing a mask’ Dr Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has rebuked Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis for scolding a group of teenagers for wearing masks. “Those students should have been comfortable wearing a mask,” Dr Walensky told MSNBC. “It is absolutely their choice.” The high school students wereContinue reading “CDC director rebukes DeSantis for telling teens to remove masks: ‘It is absolutely their choice’”

Video surfaces of Minnesota gubernatorial candidate sharing support from Putin

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen is in the hot seat after video has surfaced of him talking about getting support from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “One day I was on the Moscow News because Moscow was making a big deal about in America, they’re so afraid of the truth that a doctor who tells the truthContinue reading “Video surfaces of Minnesota gubernatorial candidate sharing support from Putin”

Democracy in decline worldwide

For the first time since 2004, the Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) has recorded more autocratic states than democracies around the world. Civil society activists often represent the last bastion of resistance. Autocracies such as Russia and China on the one hand; democracies like the USA or Germany on the other. Is that the great conflictContinue reading “Democracy in decline worldwide”

Japan announces sanctions on Russia after Ukraine crisis escalation – DW News Asia

The US, the EU and Japan have all taken steps to restrict Russia’s capacity to borrow on international markets. “We’ve cut off Russia’s government from Western financing,” Biden said. “It can no longer raise money from the West and cannot trade in its new debt on our markets or European markets either.” Von der LeyenContinue reading “Japan announces sanctions on Russia after Ukraine crisis escalation – DW News Asia”

Ottawa police begin arresting protesters, clearing streets – ABC News

ABC News’ Kenneth Moton is live from Ottawa as police have begun arresting COVID mandate protesters outside the parliament building. Officials hope this will convince other protesters to go home.

Australia: Labor senator Kimberley Kitching names billionaire Chau Chak Wing as ‘puppeteer’ in foreign interference plot

A federal senator has used parliamentary privilege to suggest a prominent Chinese-Australian political donor is the mysterious “puppeteer” behind a thwarted foreign interference plot to back political candidates in the next election. During a Senate estimates hearing, Labor senator Kimberley Kitching alleged the wealthy businessman behind the recent overseas conspiracy was property developer Chau Chak Wing.Continue reading “Australia: Labor senator Kimberley Kitching names billionaire Chau Chak Wing as ‘puppeteer’ in foreign interference plot”

Let’s talk about roadblocks in Canada and the manual – Beau of the Fifth Column

Trudeau plans to invoke Emergencies Act in response to protests: sources

Act grants cabinet ability to take ‘special temporary measures that may not be appropriate in normal times’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told his caucus he will invoke the never-before-used Emergencies Act to give the federal government extra powers to handle anti-vaccine mandate protests across the country, sources say. Those sources, who were not authorizedContinue reading “Trudeau plans to invoke Emergencies Act in response to protests: sources”

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