BRICS will add six nations to its ranks next year

Putin BRICS Summit

Important Takeaways:

  • The BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will add six nations to its ranks next year, as Beijing and Moscow push for the loose collection of emerging economies to evolve into a robust counterweight to Western global dominance.
  • Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will join as members in January
  • For Beijing and Moscow, adding members is part of a long-running — and often frustrated — effort to turn a largely symbolic grouping into a vehicle for remolding international trade and finance structures to protect their interests against future sanctions from the United States and its allies.
  • Sanctions targeting Russia over the war in Ukraine have added urgency to China’s effort to create alternative global financial structures and supply chains resilient to Western disruption.
  • China and Russia have found some developing nations more receptive to their concerns about American dominance, which is part of the motivation for more members
  • The war and China-U.S. trade tensions mean that Washington has shifted its focus to the Group of Seven and is less interested in the Group of 20, creating an opportunity for BRICS to become a better platform for large developing countries to speak up
  • The “China-U.S. contest may still be locked in a stalemate, but the end result is inevitable”

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North Korea warns Washington if it does not abandon its hostile approach “the question is not if a nuclear war starts, but who starts it when”

US Space Force

Important Takeaways:

  • Nuclear war is inevitable – North Korea
  • The world is just a step away from nuclear conflict, North Korean Defense Minister General Kang Sun-nam warned in a statement made public on Tuesday and presented at the Moscow International Security Conference.
  • The official blamed Washington’s desire for regime change in Pyongyang for ratcheting up tensions. He also accused the US of increasing its military presence in the region by deploying nuclear-capable aircraft and a submarine to the area.
  • “Now, the question is not if a nuclear war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula, but who starts it when,” Kang warned. In this year alone, the US sent “massive strategic arms” to the region, including a nuclear-capable submarine, an aircraft carrier group, and a nuclear-capable bomber, he added.

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Fed’s finding more ways to collect your data; Here’s the latest

Social Media on Phone

Important Takeaways:

  • The feds are buying mountains of your personal data and one day could use it against you
  • …a new report for the nation’s chief spymaster, Avril Haines.
  • The Fourth Amendment recognized Americans’ right “to be secure . . . against unreasonable searches and seizures.”
  • But Washington is mothballing that lofty standard for a new motto: “Those who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear.”
  • The latest federal surveillance tsunami is being spurred by purchases of commercially available information (CAI) that private companies vacuum up from data from smartphones, computers and other digital devices and trackers.
  • “CAI Increases the Power of the Government,” warns the Office of the Director of National Intelligence report. “The government would never have been permitted to compel billions of people to carry location tracking devices on their persons at all times, to log and track most of their social interactions, or to keep flawless records of all their reading habits.”
  • Yet that’s what happens nowadays.
  • Federal agencies have always been permitted to use publicly available information for investigations.
  • The Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that police need a search warrant to seize tracking data on a person’s car.
  • But government agencies can simply purchase the same information from data brokers.
  • Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) cautions, “If the government can buy its way around Fourth Amendment due-process, there will be few meaningful limits on government surveillance.”
  • [For example]
  • The Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that police need a search warrant to seize tracking data on a person’s car.
  • But government agencies can simply purchase the same information from data brokers.
  • Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) cautions, “If the government can buy its way around Fourth Amendment due-process, there will be few meaningful limits on government surveillance.”
  • The CAI rascality is only the latest federal surveillance scheme making mincemeat of Americans’ privacy:
    • Customs agents are entitled to seize and copy all the cellphone and laptop data from American citizens returning home from abroad. Any information vacuumed up is added to a massive database that the feds retain for 15 years.
    • The Department of Homeland Security browbeat money-transfer companies to surrender records of any transfer of more than $500 between any US state and 22 foreign nations, rifling a database of more than150 million cash transfers.
    • Drug Enforcement Administration launched an illegal scheme to treat anyone who purchased a money-counting machine like a drug dealer. That secret program blew up after a 2019 inspector general report.
  • How many other zany federal surveillance programs have we not heard about?
  • The answer is a secret.

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You have money? Buy a politician: That’s what Black Rock and major financial services do according to this insider

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the extortion[a] of the poor, or the perversion[b] of justice and fairness in the government, [c] do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, [d] and there are higher ones over them! [e]

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘Got 10 grand? You can buy a senator’
  • A BlackRock recruiter has unleashed a firestorm with his comments on the company, its influence on Washington, and more, with those words.
  • BlackRock is a major financial services company that runs trillions of dollars in assets.
  • The video reveals BlackRock recruiter Serge Varlay saying, “because of the vast sums of money the company controls in the global market, they can essentially ‘run the world,'” according to a report from Daily Wire.
  • And the company wants to stay under the radar, he charged.
  • “They don’t want to be in the news. They don’t want people to talk about them. They don’t want to be anywhere on the radar.” He explained, “I suspect it’s because it’s easier to do things when people aren’t thinking about it.”
  • He said while BlackRock is big, it’s not alone in its scheming.
  • “All of these financial institutions, they buy politicians. You can take this big f*** ton of money and buy people … It’s not who is the president, it’s who is controlling the wallet of the president. You could buy your candidates. First, there is the senators, these guys are f***ing cheap. Got 10 grand? You can buy a senator. I’ll give you 500k right now … It doesn’t matter who wins, they’re in my pocket,” he said.
  • “Ukraine is good for business, you know that right? Russia blows up Ukraine’s grain silos and the price of wheat is going to go mad up. The Ukrainian economy is tied very largely to the wheat market. The price of bread, literally everything goes up and down, this is fantastic if you’re trading. Volatility creates opportunity to make profit. War is real f***ing good for business.

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Time to leave: America’s biggest cities too dangerous, too expensive, too dirty to stay

Revelations 13:16-18 “Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.”

Important Takeaways:

  • New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., are all seeing a net exodus of college graduates (as is San Jose). Those four cities were typically the finish line for those seeking jobs in media, politics, entertainment, finance, or tech. As New Yorkers used to boast, “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.” For many college graduates, the goal was to make it in one of those four big brand cities
  • No longer. All four are plagued by a crime crisis that has bled out from those icky poor areas of the cities that college graduates avoided and into the rest of the city. New York City’s public transportation isn’t safe. San Francisco is plagued by homelessness. Los Angeles actively refuses to keep violent criminals and gang members off the streets. Washington can’t even guarantee the safety of members of Congress in their own apartments.
  • Combine that with the stupidly expensive cost of housing in those cities, and you have the least desirable professional destinations imaginable. You can hardly blame the college graduates who are making their way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, or Sioux Falls, South Dakota, among the many cities seeing an increase in working-age college graduates. Arizona, Florida, and Texas are also winners…

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In Tacoma Washington 5 have been arrested breaking into power station

Mathew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Important Takeaways:

  • 5 arrested while attempting to break into power vault on Tacoma city property
  • Tacoma police have arrested five people for trying to break into a power vault on city property.
  • Investigators said the suspects were arrested Monday night before they were able to gain access to the vault. At this time, police are still trying to figure out why they were trying to get into that power vault, but prosecutors said in court Tuesday afternoon the power vault helped provide telecommunications for South Sound 911.
  • All five suspects are facing charges of burglary and malicious mischief after Tacoma police caught them trying to break into a city power vault using a grinder on the 4500 block of South Tyler Street in south Tacoma.
  • “At this time, we don’t know their intentions, whether it was to gain access to wiring for resale, or whether they were trying to damage infrastructure,” Haddow said.
  • Prosecutors shared they all have extensive criminal histories, with dozens of charges among them, including burglary, forgery, and assault, and KOMO News has learned some suspects currently have other pending active cases.

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From Texas to Washington revival continues

Acts 2:17 “And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘The Lord Is Not Slowing Down’: Revival Flames Spread in Texas and Alabama
  • The flames from the Asbury Awakening are still burning as reports of revival come from the campuses of secular universities, high schools, and churches across the country.
  • As CBN News reported in late February, one of those places where the Holy Spirit has been felt is Texas A&M in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • “The Lord is not slowing down,” Inspire wrote. “Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Texas.”
  • Meanwhile, the outpouring continues 679 miles away at Highlands College in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • “REVIVAL in high schools!! A high school in Washington and a middle school in Tennessee having a move of God.  It keeps spreading ️Thank you Lord. America needs this!” the user wrote.

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General Jack Keane explains why Washington needs to do more in preparation for conflict with China

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • China holds ‘military advantage’ over US as Washington prepares for conflict over Taiwan: retired general
  • General Jack Keane: Victory over Taiwan would give Beijing control of South China Sea, greater dominance on world stage
  • Concerns over a Chinese invasion of Taiwan continue to mount with Beijing now suspected of involvement in damaging some of the island nation’s undersea internet cables this week in another show of deliberate harassment.
  • President Biden has said he will send troops to counter a Chinese land invasion, which would likely prompt responses from other regional U.S. allies and could make this form of assault costly and deadly for all parties involved.
  • But it has also prompted questions over whether the U.S. is capable of engaging with China in a traditional kinetic attack like the ongoing war in Ukraine.
  • “China does have a military advantage,” retired Gen. Jack Keane, a Fox News senior strategic analyst, said. “They have more ships, more airplanes, more offensive and defensive missiles than the United States has.”
  • Keane argued this form of warfare was unlikely to be how China actually would carry out an assault, which Chinese President Xi Jinping is said to have slated for 2027, according to U.S. defense officials
  • “A more likely scenario would be a quarantine or a blockade of Taiwan where China would attempt to control the airspace, as well as the sea lanes, and gain control of it without firing a shot,” the retired four-star general said.
  • Keane said in order to successfully deter China from prompting a war that would involve two major superpowers, the U.S. would need to drastically ramp up its arms production, weapons stockpiles and the development of advanced missile systems like hypersonic missiles.
  • But, the U.S. also would need to better arm Taiwan and fill the current backlog of arms that America has owed to the island, he added.
  • If China takes control of that [Taiwan], then they take control of the major influence that drives our automobiles, our iPhones, our military capabilities – that gives them enormous economic control.”

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As Ukrainian President visits Washington, Kremlin warns US not to aggravate further conflict by sending weapons

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Kremlin warns more US arms shipments to Ukraine would mark ‘aggravation of the conflict’
  • The Kremlin on Wednesday warned that additional U.S. arms shipments to Kyiv would mark an “aggravation of the conflict.”
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is slated to visit Washington on Wednesday, when President Biden will meet with him and announce an additional roughly $2 billion in assistance for the country.
  • The package will include Patriot Missile Batteries, which can generally operate with a maximum range of 100 miles and help target ballistic and cruise missiles.
  • Ukraine for weeks has asked for more advanced air defense systems as the country faces a barrage of strikes from Russia that in particular has targeted Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
  • Congress on Tuesday also proposed a $45 billion emergency aid package for Ukraine

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“No Chance of Peace” Moscow says after Zelensky goes to Washington

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Kremlin says no chance of peace with Kyiv after Zelensky Washington trip
  • The Kremlin said that nothing good would come from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s trip to Washington on Wednesday and that Russia saw no chance of peace talks with Kyiv.
  • Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that continued Western arms supplies to Ukraine would lead to a “deepening” of the conflict – something which could backfire on Kyiv, he warned.

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