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US News:

Biden adds insult to injury: President is accused of delaying retirement payments to overwhelmed Border Patrol agents by up to THIRTEEN MONTHS, as US witnesses record number of illegal crossings

Rep. Andy Biggs wrote a letter to President Biden’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) asking for more information on ‘unacceptable delays’ in retirement payments for Border Patrol retirees who sometimes wait over a year. 

In a recent briefing to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, OPM staff said it takes an average of only 90 days for processing for federal retirees, but the Republican congressman said he has heard from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) retirees in his Arizona border district who say they waited up to 13 months for their retirement paperwork to be processed.

‘These heroic men and women put their lives on the line and rightly deserve their hard-earned compensation,’ Biggs said in a statement to DailyMail.com. ‘Waiting as long as a year to receive payments is unacceptable—especially amid one of the worst inflationary crises in modern history.’

Retirees are paid a partial annuity payment during processing and a lump sum catchup payment once paperwork is processed, but the uncertainty surrounding delays ‘makes it impossible for individuals to plan for retirement,’ according to the letter. 

Biggs said that his office has been met with ‘silence’ from OPM employees as they try to assist constituents who are waiting around for retirement payments. 

Amid record border encounters and a wave of retirements marked by low morale, CBP began offering up to $10,000 hiring bonus over the summer.

CBP reported a whopping 2.7 million migrant encounters in fiscal year 2022, breaking the previous record in 2021 of 1.9 million. 


COVID-19 Vaccine Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

There are over 1,000 peer-reviewed papers in the preprint server system and or in the National Library of Medicine (PUBMED) describing side effects after mRNA or adenoviral DNA COVID-19 vaccination.

One of the most dreaded complications is vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT). Because the Spike protein produced in response to the vaccine genetic code causes hemagglutination and micro blood clotting, there is an excessive antigenic presentation of platelets to the spleen and reticuloendothelial system.

As you can imagine, in some individuals the process is overwhelming and no matter how much critical care support is given, the patient dies.

[i] The obituary of Mrs. Jessica Berg, age 37, a previously healthy vibrant mother is given in the figure.[ii] It indicates she died as a result of VITT.


Top Levi’s Exec Ousted Over Anti-Lockdown Speech Rips The ‘Left’s Betrayal’

Christian Alminana/Getty Images for Cannes Lions
Christian Alminana/Getty Images for Cannes Lions

After more than 20 years at Levi Strauss & Co., the well-liked liberal executive was on track to become CEO of the multi-billion-dollar corporation — but her refusal to shut up about COVID madness, specifically the policies of school lockdowns, led to her ouster.

“I will say that the Left’s betrayal of what I thought were core principles – free speech, right to an education, right to bodily autonomy, equal treatment under the law, due process – has been shocking and upsetting,” the “Levi’s Unbuttoned: The Woke Mob Took My Job But Gave Me My Voice” author told The Daily Wire in a twopart exclusive interview over the weekend.

An early opponent of lockdown policy, Sey explained that she found her “main cohort” at the beginning of her activism “to be angry moms across the country, fighting for normalcy for their kids — they were from all political backgrounds.”

Asked about the political Right, Sey, though not a conservative herself, applauded a willingness to engage and genuine tolerance.


Pharmacies Agree to Pay $13.8 Billion in Opioid Lawsuit Settlements

CVS, Walmart and Walgreens have tentatively agreed to pay about $13.8 billion to resolve state opioid suits, according to reports across the political spectrum.

Key Quotes: The settlements with the pharmacies “will bring billions of additional dollars to communities that are desperate for funds to combat the epidemic” of opioid addiction, said Paul Geller, one of the lawyers who negotiated for the governments.

For Context: CVS would pay $5 billion over 10 years, Walmart would pay $3.1 billion (mostly up front), and Walgreens would pay $5.7 billion over 15 years. They are the three largest retail pharmacies in the country by market share. Since 2017, more than 3,000 lawsuits have been filed by state and local governments accusing distributors and pharmacies of ignoring signals that prescriptions were being diverted into illegal trafficking, and accusing drugmakers of downplaying the risks of their opioid pain medicines. The agreement would be the first nationwide deal with retail pharmacy companies, following more than $33 billion in nationwide opioid settlements with distributors and drugmakers.

How the Media Covered It: The tentative agreement was covered by sources across the spectrum, with some highlighting that the agreement wouldn’t be finalized until enough states, counties, and cities agree to the terms.


Fed hikes rates by 0.75 points again — but signals smaller increases ahead

Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced another rate hike Wednesday, marking the highest target funds rate range since 2008..AFP via Getty Images
Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced another rate hike Wednesday, marking the highest target funds rate range since 2008..AFP via Getty Images

The Federal Reserve imposed another super-charged interest rate hike Wednesday, but officials signaled a move to smaller increases is in store as fears mount that inflation-fighting efforts will prompt a recession.

The rate-making Federal Open Market Committee hiked its benchmark rate by three-quarters of a percentage point following a two-day meeting. The latest hike moved the Fed’s target funds rate range to between 3.75% and 4% — the highest since 2008.

During his post-meeting conference, Fed Chair Jerome Powell signaled the central bank could begin dialing back the pace of its increases as soon as its next meeting, which is slated for mid-December.

“That time is coming and it may come as soon as the next meeting or one after that,” Powell said. “No decision has been made. It’s likely we’ll have a discussion about this at the next meeting.”


Reporter finds ‘DISTURBING’ trend while covering Paul Pelosi attack in San Francisco

Michael Shellenberger is doing what all reporters SHOULD DO when covering the attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul:

He is on the ground in San Francisco, knocking on as many doors as possible, and interviewing as many people as possible to try and piece together all the details.

But Shellenberger, author of ‘San Fransicko,’ tells Glenn he’s witnessed reporters from mainstream media outlets being ‘lazy’ with their coverage, which by default suggests either bad journalism or political motivation.

He exposes the ‘DISTURBING’ way some news reporters have covered the attack, and he explains how some have essentially swapped this story with the one about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s near attack just months ago…


Investors reportedly disgruntled as Facebook stock down 70%, company out $800 billion in market cap

The company has seen its stock plummet throughout 2022, shedding more than 70% of its value from the start of the year as it fell from over $330 per share in January to nearly $90 per share this week. 

The company’s market cap has also plunged from its high last year, dropping from just over $1 trillion in August of 2021 to under $250 billion in November. 

Investors, meanwhile, are reported to be unhappy with the company’s business direction, specifically founder Mark Zuckerberg’s fixation on the virtual reality “metaverse,” a project that has generated relatively little excitement outside of esoteric tech circles.

David Older, an asset manager at Carmignac, claimed that Zuckerberg has been “tone-deaf to the investment community, doubling down on everything.”


EXCLUSIVE: 204K Migrants Apprehended in First Month of New Year — Up 28 Percent from Last October

Migrants being processed by U.S. Border Patrol after they illegally crossed the Mexican border into Eagle Pass, Texas, in October. (Photo by Allison Dinner / AFP via Getty Images)
Migrants being processed by U.S. Border Patrol after they illegally crossed the Mexican border into Eagle Pass, Texas, in October. (Photo by Allison Dinner / AFP via Getty Images)

The apprehension by Border Patrol agents of more than 204,000 migrants in October represents the eighth-straight month where agents apprehended more than 200,000 migrants. The number of apprehensions this October comes from an unofficial report reviewed exclusively by Breitbart Texas.

The El Paso Sector jumped ahead of the Rio Grande Valley and Del Rio Sectors to become the busiest of the nine southwest Border Patrol sectors, the report revealed. El Paso agents apprehended approximately 53,000 migrants.

This is up from nearly 14,000 apprehended in October 2021 — an increase of nearly 280 percent.

Demographics of migrant apprehensions are shifting along the Rio Grande as Venezuelan migrants appear to be moving in large numbers from the Del Rio Sector to the El Paso Sector. The Del Rio Sector is now seeing increasing numbers of Cuban migrants, according to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


NJ police capture gunman accused of shooting 2 Newark officers at ‘close range’

Photo shows Kendall "Book" Howard, wanted for the attempted murder of two Newark police officers (Essex County Prosecutors' Office)
Photo shows Kendall “Book” Howard, wanted for the attempted murder of two Newark police officers (Essex County Prosecutors’ Office)

Kendall Howard, 30, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning, according to the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, though additional details were not immediately released.

Howard, who went by the nickname “Book,” shot two Newark Police officers on Tuesday while they were trying to question him near Chancellor Avenue and Van Velsor Place, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said. Police were intensifying their manhunt on Wednesday

Officers received a tip shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday from “concerned citizen” who thought they recognized a suspect from a previous shooting.

Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said officers were working to identify the suspect and went into a local building to try to do so. 


Iowa Students Allegedly Murdered Their Teacher For Giving Them A Bad Grade

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[YouTube/Screenshot/Public — User: WHO13]

In Nov. 2021, Graber drove to a park where she normally took walks and two males were seen leaving the park driving her van, the documents stated.

The teacher was beaten to death with a baseball bat and her body was found under a tarp in a wheelbarrow in Fairfield park.

Goodale allegedly bragged to a friend on Snapchat that he and Miller, who were 16-years-old at the time, had killed Graber, the documents stated.

The documents revealing the students’ motive were filed ahead of a Wednesday hearing over whether evidence from Miller’s home and information from Snapchat should be suppressed in the case.


Trucking, oil companies ramp up warnings on diesel shortage: ‘We put ourselves in this situation’

Experts worry the diesel shortage, which is the worst it has been in decades, will worsen already sky-high consumer prices as suppliers are forced to pass down the costs. 

Data released last week showed the U.S. has only 25 days of heating and trucking stockpile reserves. As a result, November delivery prices have already surged almost 40% for November. 

Biden has faced scrutiny in recent months for shifting the blame for the spike in prices at the pump. Namely, he has pinpointed Putin’s war on Ukraine and the OPEC+ decision to cut oil production as top villains. 

Despite this, some critics have pushed back on his claims, urging him to tap into American energy production, so the nation does not have to turn to foreign adversaries for its key energy needs. 


White House Gets Fact Checked on Twitter After Absurd Claim About Social Security

AP Photo/Evan Vucci
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

For the second time in four weeks the White House is boasting about increasing the amount of money going out in social security checks. 

Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 1, 2022

The victory lap fails to mention recipients have seen an increase because of exponential inflation caused by reckless Democrat spending in Washington D.C. 

“The 8.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 65 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2023. Increased payments to more than 7 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2022,” the Social Security Administration recently released. 

The claim hasn’t gone unnoticed by the folks at Twitter, just days after the company was officially turned over to new owner Elon Musk, and has been fact-checked with additional context. 


Disinformation board return

The Biden administration claimed it killed the disinformation board, but they’ve been working behind the scenes to undermine and threaten our 1A rights.

Plus, illegal immigrants were just busted, bringing a TON of drugs into the country. Jason Rantz tackled those issues and more on FOX News at Night.


Politics:

Buck stops … there: Gov. Hochul points finger at ‘system, judges’ after slain Keaira Bennefield’s mom blames her

Gov. Kathy Hochul insisted Wednesday that everyone else failed Buffalo’s tragic mom-of-three Keaira Bennefield — and not her or New York’s no-cash-bail laws.

The Democrat deflected blame from herself and instead pointed the finger at “the system” and “judges and “prosecutors” after Keaira was executed less than 24 hours after her estranged husband was sprung from jail on no bail over a caught-on-camera beatdown.  

In Keaira’s case, an order of protection was issued the same day 45-year-old Adam Bennefield walked free from custody on Oct. 4 because he’d only been charged with misdemeanors over the savage beating of his estranged wife — and couldn’t be held on bail under New York’s reforms.

The following day, police allege, Bennefield executed the mom-of-three.


Double whammy ahead? Lawmaker warns of impact from diesel shortage, rail strike after election

“It’s incredibly concerning,” Steil said Tuesday on the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show. “We got to remember this is just weeks after President Biden told us that he had this all under control, and the trains would be running on time.

”We’re now learning it’s anything but that. It’s another game where the Biden administration has kicked the can down the road and kicked it past this election.”

“I think people see through this case where it’s very clear that the deal he struck was political in nature and will likely or possibly crumble following the election,” Steil said. “But this is just one more thing that we all are concerned about.

“The shortages that we’re seeing around the country is concerning,” Steil continued. “But it’s all the more concerning that we have policies coming from Biden and from Pelosi that are putting us in this position in the first place.”

White House announces $13.5 bln funding to help households with energy bills

U.S. consumers can expect to pay up to 28% more to heat their homes this winter than last year due to surging fuel costs and colder weather, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projected in its winter fuels outlook in October.

The new funding will help Americans with heating costs and unpaid utility bills and repairs of home energy appliances that will help lower their energy costs, the White House said.

Families are already having a hard time paying their electric and gas bills with about one in six U.S. households in arrears, according to estimates from the National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA) in October.

NEADA, which represents the state LIHEAP directors, said U.S. families were about $16.1 billion behind on their utility bills.

“The rise in home energy costs this winter will put millions of lower income families at risk of falling behind on their energy bills and having no choice but to make difficult decisions between paying for food, medicine and rent,” NEADA Executive Director Mark Wolfe has said.


World News:

Excess deaths continue

Deaths from cardiovascular disease show a significant excess Epidemiologist Veena Raleigh, The King’s Fund.


Netanyahu-allied bloc wins majority; Terror attack severely wounds IDF officer TV7 Israel News 02.11

1) Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Political Bloc has evidently secured its way to power with a comfortable majority of roughly 65 mandates.

2) Outgoing Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announces his intention to continue serving Israel from the opposition, while outgoing Premier Yair Lapid says he will wait for the final tally.

3) A ramming and stabbing attack early this morning leaves one IDF officer in critical condition.


Germany’s cabinet approves accelerated coal exit by 2030 in western state

General view of the coal power plant of German LEAG energy company, in Jaenschwalde, Germany, October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel
General view of the coal power plant of German LEAG energy company, in Jaenschwalde, Germany, October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

BERLIN, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft law to phase out coal-fired power plants in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia by 2030 instead of a previous date of 2038, part of Berlin’s efforts to speed up the cutting of greenhouse emissions.

At the same time, the cabinet approved extending the lifespan of two coal-fired plants in the same state as a way of shoring up the country’s energy security as it copes with dwindling Russian gas and oil supplies since the war in Ukraine.

Under Wednesday’s plan, the Neurath D and E lignite-fired plants, which were supposed to go offline by the end of this year, can run until March 2024 and a decision to extend their lifespan by another year should be made in September 2023.

RWE, Germany’s largest power producer, said last month it was bringing forward its own coal phase-out by eight years and was ready to end lignite-based electricity generation in 2030.


Netanyahu Vows to ‘Restore Israel as a Rising Power’ When He Retakes Office

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Netanyahu, who is currently the leader of the opposition, also pledged to restore public security and lower the cost of living.

He said he would work towards “expanding the circle of peace” known as the Abraham Accords, which saw Israel and several Arab Muslim nations sign Trump administration-brokered normalization agreements establishing ties under his previous tenure.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 86 percent of the votes had been counted, with the right-wing bloc led by Netanyahu predicted to win 65 seats, well over the 61-seat majority to form a governing coalition in the 120-seat Knesset.

The nation, Netanyahu said, “wants another way. It wants security. It wants to lower the cost of living. It wants strength. It doesn’t want shame. It doesn’t want to lower its head. It wants an upright stance. It wants political understanding, but with firmness.”


What Happened In Brazil’s Election on Sunday?

Immigration Attorney Mark Morais joins Dr. Gina with his break down of what’s happened since it was reported that Lula defeated Bolsonaro during Sunday’s presidential election in Brazil.


Brazil’s Conservative Truckers Continue Roadblocks After Bolsonaro’s Non-Concession Speech

Tuane Fernandes/Bloomberg
Tuane Fernandes/Bloomberg

Truckers supporting conservative Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and their allies are currently maintaining 178 roadblocks nationwide, the nation’s transit police announced on Wednesday morning, protesting the election of leftist convicted felon Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Sunday’s presidential election.

The protests do not appear to have any organized leadership or one discrete set of demands.

Some participants are protesting that Lula was allowed on the ballot at all (convicted criminals are not allowed to run for the presidency as per Brazilian law).

Others have objected to the TSE’s widespread censorship of relevant information, such as banning the Bolsonaro campaign from referring to Lula as “corrupt” and, according to at least one news network, banning journalists from discussing Lula’s corruption case on its airwaves at all.

Federal police have documented 563 highway protests since the election on Sunday. At their peak, the protests affected 21 of the country’s 26 states and the Brasilia Federal District. Currently, police are addressing roadblocks in 17 states.


North Korea launches at least 23 missiles in weapons test

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson reports on new missile tests one day after nuclear threat by Kim Jong-un


Chinese Donor to NYC Mayor Linked to CCP: Report; Rep. Calls for Ending China’s Special Status

Is #NewYork City’s mayor tied to the #ChineseCommunistParty? A report says it related one of his campaign donors to a secret Chinese police station in the city.

What should Congress’s next top #ChinaPriority be after the midterm elections? Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) gives his take.

Brazil—the most influential country in South America—has a new left-leaning president. What will the shift mean for the United States and the world?

A German microchip factory is possibly coming under Chinese ownership. Will the German government approve the deal?


Russia recruiting US-trained Afghan commandos to fight in Ukraine 

Moscow wants to attract the elite Afghan soldiers, who fought alongside US troops during their 20-year occupation, to join a “foreign legion”. 

It is offering lucrative salaries of €1,500 a month and promises safe havens for the ex-servicemen and their families. 

Most of the men fled Afghanistan to neighbouring Iran, following the US’s chaotic withdrawal last year. They cannot return home as they risk death at the hands of the Taliban. 

Most of the men fled Afghanistan to neighbouring Iran, following the US’s chaotic withdrawal last year. They cannot return home as they risk death at the hands of the Taliban. 

“They don’t want to go fight — but they have no choice,” said Afghan general Abdul Raof Arghandiwal, adding that the commandos he knew feared deportation to Afghanistan the most. 

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“They ask me, ‘Give me a solution. What should we do? If we go back to Afghanistan, the Taliban will kill us,” he continued. 

Recruitment is led by the shadowy Russian mercenary force Wagner Group, while a former Afghan special forces commander who lived in Russia and speaks the language is also helpin

Commentary/Opinion:

“I thought this might be it”

Tulsi Gabbard and Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise recount the harrowing story of his attempted assassination in 2017.


The Great Reset Exposed Before Election Day (Ep. 1886) – The Dan Bongino Show

In this episode, I address a Time magazine piece where they confess to trying to rig the 2020 election. I also address the Great Reset and how it relates to this coming Election Day.


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  1. Amen Brother in JESUS-YESHUA CHRIST-MESSIAH Robert!! Thanks so much for sharing the news!!

    Love Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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