Fed’s Powell: Rate hikes to slow, but adjustment just beginning

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday said it was time to slow the pace of coming interest rate hikes while also signaling a protracted economic adjustment to a world where borrowing costs will remain high, inflation comes down slowly and the United States remains chronically short of workers. […]

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2,090 Dutch Children Taken by State in Tax Agency Benefits Scandal

At least 2,090 children were seized by the Dutch government during the tax benefits scandal that involved some 30,000 duped families unrightfully accused of tax fraud. The figure went up from 1,675 reported in May of 2022 and included custodial placements in 2021. The number was already a correction upward from 1,115 in October of […]

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Elon Musk Releases Twitter Files Exposing Secret Blacklists

Bari Weiss, founder and editor of The Free Press, released the second volume of the so-called “Twitter files” on Thursday, revealing the social media platform’s “secret blacklists.” Weiss has been working with Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk and independent journalist Matt Taibbi to disclose internal Twitter information regarding censorship. […]

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Netherlands to Confiscate 3,000 Farms Under Guise of Saving the Environment

One of the biggest sources of rancor in the summertime Dutch farmer protests went beyond the comparatively minor edict that farms may no longer use nitrogen based fertilizers so the government could acquiesce to the United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, but was rooted in rumors that the government had planned to forcibly seize […]

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India wants to counter China as desirable creditor in south Asia

In recent years, India has increasingly given out tens of billions of dollars in loans to nearby nations, creating a counterweight to the communist regime’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects proliferation in south Asia and the Indian Ocean region. […]

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Musk Fires Counsel, a Former Comey FBI Ally, for Slow-walking ‘Twitter Files’ Leak

Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk fired deputy general counsel James Baker, a former counsel to FBI director James Comey,  on Tuesday, following revelations that he was slow-walking the release of files regarding government collusion with the social media company to journalists Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss. […]

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Vandana Shiva: Bill Gates Is Promoting ‘Surveillance Agriculture’

Today’s food and agriculture system is “very violent,” Shiva — environmental activist, author and founder of Navdanya International — told comedian and political commentator Russell Brand on a recent episode of his show, “Stay Free with Russell Brand.” […]

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A ‘time bomb’ planted in Zhongnanhai and Xi Jinping’s views on the ‘White Paper Movement’

The Chinese communist regime’s long-term pandemic lockdown has stoked the flames of public discontent, triggering the “White Paper Revolution” against the “zero-COVID” policy. Hong Kong media revealed that leader Xi Jinping admitted to EU officials visiting China that the virus’s lethal ability had weakened. […]

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