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The FiveThirtyEight subreddit with @cityafreaks

Most Controversial

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 64:15


Joshkanda Forever. For bonus episodes, go to patreon.com/mostcontroversial

SB Nation AM with Tony Desiere & Ronn Culver
2795: 11/14/2022 Wake Up Call Hour 3

SB Nation AM with Tony Desiere & Ronn Culver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 41:27


To say #JeffSaturday is a newbie at #NFL head coaching would be an understatement, but he came away with his first win as the #Colts #ForTheShoe defeated #RaiderNation; plus #DerekCarr was overly emotional at the end of this game and will #JoshMcDaniels survive this; Tony & Ronn just get enough of the Game of the Year: #SKOL coming out on top over #BillsMafia and what the current #NFLPlayoff standings look like Guest: Covering and talking #NFL for FiveThirtyEight.com and on his 3andOut Podcast, Ty Schalter joins the showgram to go over all that happened during #NFLWeek10.

SB Nation AM with Tony Desiere & Ronn Culver
2797: Ty Schalter, FiveThirtyEight/3andOut Podcast joins Wake Up Call

SB Nation AM with Tony Desiere & Ronn Culver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 11:30


Covering and talking #NFL for FiveThirtyEight.com and on his 3andOut Podcast, Ty Schalter joins the showgram to go over all that happened during #NFLWeek10.

Rich Zeoli
Will Georgia's Senate Race Head for a Runoff Election?

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 50:02


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 2: According to FiveThirtyEight forecasting simulations, Republicans have a 59% chance of taking control of the U.S. Senate—with Dr. Mehmet Oz (57%), Hershel Walker (63%), and J.D. Vance (87%) all projected to win their races. But will Hershel Walker's Georgia race against incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock head to a runoff election? According to Gallup polling, 73% of Republicans believe the COVID-19 pandemic is over—while only 21% of Democrats share that belief. Jason Snead—Executive Director of the Honest Elections Project—joins the show to discuss his latest editorial on Daily Caller, “Pennsylvania is On the Verge of a Midterm Meltdown.” Snead writes of Pennsylvania elections, “antiquated procedures and weak safeguards continue to leave Pennsylvania's election process vulnerable to delays, confusion, mischief and ponderous litigation that could drag the results out for weeks — or longer.” How long should Pennsylvanians expect to wait before they have a definitive outcome for the U.S. Senate race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman? According to the Tax Foundation's 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index, New Jersey is the worst state in country for taxes.

Rich Zeoli
Election Day 2022: The Eyes Of The Nation Are On Pennsylvania

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 182:34


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Show (11/08/2022): 3:05pm- Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that election officials cannot count mail-in ballots that are incorrectly dated. On Monday night, John Fetterman's campaign filed a legal challenge arguing that mail-in ballots should be counted regardless of proper dating—claiming that rejecting ballots is a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The Philadelphia Inquirer estimates that “tens of thousands” Pennsylvania ballots may be improperly dated.  3:30pm- On CNN, host Don Lemon and political commentator Michael Smerconish explained that they sometimes forget what day it is—arguing that mail-in ballots without a date should be counted in Pennsylvania.  3:40pm- Tom Szymanski—New Jersey Republican State Committee Executive Director—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss Election Day in the Garden State. In Mercer County, NJ, scanning machines aren't working properly—will this impact how long it takes to get final vote tabulations? 4:05pm- According to FiveThirtyEight forecasting simulations, Republicans have a 59% chance of taking control of the U.S. Senate—with Dr. Mehmet Oz (57%), Hershel Walker (63%), and J.D. Vance (87%) all projected to win their races. But will Hershel Walker's Georgia race against incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock head to a runoff election? 4:25pm- According to Gallup polling, 73% of Republicans believe the COVID-19 pandemic is over—while only 21% of Democrats share that belief.  4:35pm- Jason Snead—Executive Director of the Honest Elections Project—joins the show to discuss his latest editorial on Daily Caller, “Pennsylvania is On the Verge of a Midterm Meltdown.” Snead writes of Pennsylvania elections, “antiquated procedures and weak safeguards continue to leave Pennsylvania's election process vulnerable to delays, confusion, mischief and ponderous litigation that could drag the results out for weeks — or longer.” How long should Pennsylvanians expect to wait before they have a definitive outcome for the U.S. Senate race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman? 4:50pm- According to the Tax Foundation's 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index, New Jersey is the worst state in the country for taxes. 5:00pm- CNN political commentator Hilary Rosen stated that she believes Democrat messaging, which emphasized protecting Democracy and failed to consistently address economic concerns, will end up costing the party seats in the House and Senate.  5:10pm – Could the Amish community, which typically abstains from voting, potentially boost Pennsylvania Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano? FiveThirtyEight forecasting simulations currently indicate that Josh Shapiro has a 97% chance of beating Mastriano.  5:20pm- On Sunday, Philadelphia rallied around the “Chickenman”—a guy who randomly decided to eat an entire rotisserie chicken every day for 40 consecutive days. Hundreds of Philadelphians showed up to an abandoned pier in South Philly to watch history unfold.  5:45pm- Jennifer Stefano—Executive Vice President of the Commonwealth Foundation & Columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the impact frustrated parents will have on the midterm elections. Stefano notes that Democrat candidates across the state of Pennsylvania refuse to endorse school choice policies, while concurrently sending their own children to expensive private schools.  6:05pm- While speaking in Vandalia, Ohio at a rally for U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance, former President Donald Trump teased a “very big” announcement on November 15th at Mar-a-Lago. Will he be announcing a 2024 presidential run? 6:10pm- Radio host Howard Stern baselessly argued that if Republican candidate Hershel Walker wins a U.S. Senate seat, America will experience another civil war.  6:30pm- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was forced to apologize to her followers after failing to have her “preferred pronouns” featured in her Twitter biography. 6:35pm- White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre warned that Americans may not know the outcome of many major elections for several days after polls close.  6:55pm- Who Won Social Media? + Zeoli's Final Thought  

Rich Zeoli
Philly Man Eats an Entire Rotisserie Chicken…Every Day…for Straight 40 Days…

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 46:35


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 3: CNN political commentator Hilary Rosen stated that she believes Democrat messaging, which emphasized protecting Democracy and failed to consistently address economic concerns, will end up costing the party seats in the House and Senate. Could the Amish community, which typically abstains from voting, potentially boost Pennsylvania Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano? FiveThirtyEight forecasting simulations currently indicate that Josh Shapiro has a 97% chance of beating Mastriano. On Sunday, Philadelphia rallied around the “Chickenman”—a guy who randomly decided to eat an entire rotisserie chicken every day for 40 consecutive days. Hundreds of Philadelphians showed up to an abandoned pier in South Philly to watch history unfold. Jennifer Stefano—Executive Vice President of the Commonwealth Foundation & Columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the impact frustrated parents will have on the midterm elections. Stefano notes that Democrat candidates across the state of Pennsylvania refuse to endorse school choice policies, while concurrently sending their own children to expensive private schools.

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Midterm election update, Canadian court acquitted pastor for in-person worship services, Daughter of 107-year-old South Carolinian woman gives God the glory

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 6:49


It's Wednesday, November 9th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark and Adam McManus Thailand legalized abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy In Thailand, the country's Public Health Ministry legalized abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy at the end of last month. The move extends a previous law which allowed the murder of unborn babies up to 12 weeks. Pro-abortion legislation in the country is new. Thailand had criminalized abortion as recently as 2020. Canadian court acquitted pastor for in-person worship services Last Tuesday, the Provincial Court of Alberta acquitted a Canadian pastor of violating COVID-19 restrictions on in-person worship services. Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church spent three weeks in jail last year for refusing to abide by the government's worship bans. In a blog post, Pastor Stephens praised God for the victory while calling for repentance in Canada. He wrote, “Our society with its laws, mandates, and opinions reflect a change of ‘god' with corresponding views of authority and humanity that will lead to dystopia unless there is repentance.” Psalm 37:1-3 says, “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.” Victors include Huckabee Sanders, DeSantis, Rubio, and Polis Tens of millions of Americans headed to the polls yesterday for the 2022 midterm elections. At stake is control of both houses of Congress and 36 governorships. FiveThirtyEight released their final election forecast yesterday. Republicans were widely favored to win the U.S. House of Representatives. They were also slightly favored to win the Senate with a 59% chance of control over Democrats' 41% chance. The victors included New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris Sununu, Arkansas Republican Governor-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, Ohio Republican Senator-elect J.D. Vance, and Colorado Democratic Governor Jared Polis, a self-professed homosexual. Republican Greg Abbott beat Democrat Richard “Beto” O'Rourke Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott beat celebrity Democratic candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O'Rourke 55.8% to 43.0%, reports the Texas Tribune. Listen to what the Fox News panel had to say about O'Rourke last night, starting with Britt Hume. HUME: “O'Rourke is becoming the Charlie Crist of Texas.” (chuckles) MARTHA MacCALLUM: “He's gone from the cover of Vanity Fair magazine and this shining hope of the Democrat Party. Jessica, your thoughts on what has happened to Beto O'Rourke. Does this seal the deal? Is he done now in politics or not?” JESSICA TARLOV: “If the evening goes as I expect it to for Stacey Abrams as well, there's going to be a lot of soul searching about where you're dumping your money when you go on Act Blue. There are a lot of people whose races are a lot closer. “These are celebrity candidates. I think that there have been incredible messaging moments that are going to have rallied the Democratic base and made you really focus on the issues that matter to us as a party. They are seemingly just not great candidates to win statewide office and I hope people will take stock of that.” Senate races too close to call at 10:33pm central Tuesday night According to Fox News, a number of the hotly contested races for U.S. Senate were too close to call at The Worldview's press deadline last night at 10:33pm Central. They include the races in Georgia between Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Hershel Walker, in Pennsylvania between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz, and in Wisconsin between Republican Senator Ron Johnson and Democrat challenger Mandela Barnes. A look at the past 22 midterm elections In a column entitled “The 2022 Midterm Elections: What The Historical Data Suggests,” John Wooley wrote, “In the 22 midterm elections from 1934 -2018, the President's party has averaged a loss of 28 House seats and four Senate seats. The president's party gained seats in the House only three times, but gained seats in the Senate on six occasions. The president's party has gained seats in both houses only twice. “The incumbent president's ability to launch new major policy initiatives would be greatly weakened under divided government. If the Democrats lose control of either House, the Administration can expect to be the target of numerous congressional inquiries.” New York Christians want to be able to defend themselves at church A church in New York State is challenging a law that bans guns in places of worship. The New York law prohibits the carrying of firearms in houses of worship regardless of whether a church “prefers to permit—or even encourage—people to carry a firearm on its premises.” First Liberty Institute filed the lawsuit last Thursday on behalf of His Tabernacle Family Church. The lawsuit accuses New York of making churches choose between their First and Second Amendment rights as well as leaving them particularly vulnerable to violence.  Daughter of 107-year-old South Carolinian woman gives God the glory And finally, a Christian woman from South Carolina celebrated her 107th birthday last month. Adell Julie Thompson was born October 10, 1915.  She told WLTX News 19 she does what the Bible tells her: “I had no dream of being 107 years. But the Lord spared me, and I try to do the right thing.” Thompson has lived through 18 U.S. presidencies. Her legacy includes three children, six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren. Thompson's daughter gave God the glory for her mother's long life. DAUGHTER: “I get to be here to do this interview about my mama, with my momma alive and well, in her right mind, my family members that's all around it. That's all I can say. To God be the glory and I thank God for every moment of it.” Proverbs 3:16 says of the wisdom from God, “Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 9th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Dave and Dujanovic
Will the senate flip red?

Dave and Dujanovic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 8:44


Election Day is tomorrow. There's not much time left now to make your vote. According to latest polling from FiveThirtyEight, Republicans have picked up momentum in recent weeks and now hold a 1.3 point advantage over the Democrats on the generic congressional ballot, putting them on track to win one, if not, both chambers of government. - ABCSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Morning Report
Counting down to US midterms tomorrow

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 5:17


The United States is counting down to the midterm election day tomorrow.  Polling analysis by data journalism site FiveThirtyEight gives Republicans a 55% chance of winning the senate and an 83% chance of winning the House of Representatives.  Currently, both houses are controlled by Democrats.  Our Washington correspondent Simon Marks spoke to Corin Dann.

FiveThirtyEight Politics
The Final Pre-Midterm Model Talk

FiveThirtyEight Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 49:10


Hours before we freeze the FiveThirtyEight midterm forecast tonight, it shows that Republicans are in a dead heat for the Senate and are favored to win the House. In this installment of “Model Talk," Nate and Galen reflect on the many twists and turns of the 2022 campaign so far, including the most salient policy issues and what the final results could tell us about pollsters' performance this cycle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Start Here
Your Midterm Election Primer

Start Here

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 29:40


With hours until polls open, FiveThirtyEight's Galen Druke explains what he's looking for on election night. Sources say Donald Trump is planning to announce a new candidacy for president in the days following the midterms. And thousands of women are looking elsewhere for abortions -- sometimes by ordering medications from abroad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Group Chat
Go Vote | Group Chat News Ep. 703

Group Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 69:01


Tonight, Dee and Anand discuss Drake's new album, Revolve's earnings, Meta's layoffs, Twitter's leadership, Binance's FTX exit, Powerball's $1.9B pot, and America's midterm elections. Timeline of What Was Discussed: Drake brings the country together. (0:57)  Congrats to Revolve! (15:31)  Layoffs are coming over at Meta. (20:40)  We are a ‘meme' society. Are you an Elon lover or hater? (30:30)  FTX is a house of cards. (58:01)  Powerball: Real or fraud? (1:01:00)  Go Vote! (1:04:50)  Related Links/Products Mentioned  All the People Drake Disrespected on ‘Her Loss'— And Their Responses  Earnings Beat: Revolve Group, Inc. Just Beat Analyst Forecasts, And Analysts Have Been Updating Their Models — Simply Wall St  Facebook Parent Meta Is Preparing to Notify Employees of Large-Scale Layoffs This Week  Twitter Rolls Out Blue Check Marks for Paying Customers  Twitter Now Asks Some Fired Workers to Please Come Back  Jack Dorsey breaks his silence, owns 'responsibility for why everyone is in this situation' at Twitter  Nets give Kyrie Irving six requirements to fulfill before he can return to team, per report  FiveThirtyEight 2022 Midterm Election Forecast — FiveThirtyEight  Donald Trump Prepares to Launch 2024 Campaign  As part of Binance's exit from FTX equity last year, Binance received roughly $2.1 billion USD equivalent in cash (BUSD and FTT). - CZ  Binance on Twitter  FUCK I LOVE THIS APP - GANDALF on Twitter  Powerball jackpot grows to $1.9 billion after no winning ticket sold  Connect with Group Chat!  Watch The Pod  For The Gram  Tweet With Us  Exclusive Facebook Content  We're @groupchatpod on Snapchat 

Dave and Dujanovic
11/7/2022

Dave and Dujanovic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 108:34


9:05 - 9:20 - President Biden Fact Checked by Twitter On the eve of election day -- a public blunder by the President over gas price. Twitter fact checking President Biden's tweet that made is seem gas prices are down to $3.19 a gallon. The actual average price is $3.80. Let's dive into the mode math the President used to arrive at a price that's makes him look good. In the final hours to the midterm deadline should the President stop talking? Boyd Matheson, Host of Inside Sources joins the show. 9:35 - President Biden on the Campaign Trail President Biden was on the campaign trail this weekend with former President Obama. The administration is seeking to give democrats a boost Democrats ahead of a the midterms hat will decide which party controls both houses of Congress. ELIZABETH SCHULZE, ABC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, WASHINGTON joins the show 9:50 - Will the senate flip red? Election Day is tomorrow. There's not much time left now to make your vote. According to latest polling from FiveThirtyEight, Republicans have picked up momentum in recent weeks and now hold a 1.3-point advantage over the Democrats on the generic congressional ballot, putting them on track to win one, if not, both chambers of government. - ABC10:05 - Democracy for the rich: How much does it cost to run? ay you want to get involved in politics... What does it cost to run? We interviewed a candidate for county clerk that said he's spent $30-$40K of his own money to run for office... and since this isn't one of those high-profile offices that everyone cares about and wants to contribute to... it's coming out of your bank account. Aimee Winder Newton is a member of the Salt Lake County Council and also ran for Governor in 2020. She's done the big and small campaigns over the years... and she joins the show to discuss running and how she helps people get involved in politics. 10:20 - A Roundup on voter turnout One day until election day! You can still send your mail in ballot as long as it is postmarked as TODAY -- and tomorrow more people will take the polls to get the final tally. Ricky Hatch, Weber County Clerk joins the show to discuss what turnout looks like 10:35 - 10:50 - Senator Mike Lee and the discussion of Social Security Hours left in midterm election season -- so a decade old comment by Senator Mike Lee has resurfaced about phasing out social security. It's making the rounds in political ads - let's dive into what a phase out would look like. I never planned for ss in retirement because 4th grade teacher scared us 10 yols into not counting on ss being around when we got "old". I'm shocked it's still around. Does Mike Lee really want to get rid of social security?11:05 - How is Utah innovating the election process? Ryan Cowley, Utah State Elections Director calls the live -- What time to the poll's close tomorrow night, how many forms of ID do you need to vote if you vote in person tomorrow, when is the cut off to mail your ballot? What's the turnout been so far? Text us your questions at 57500 and we'll bounce them off the LG.11:20 - Top races to keep our eye on and Joel Ferry The Box Elder Republican Party is watching a House race in Utah's First district closely because if former Representative Joel Ferry wins, delegates will be convening to find his replacement. Ferry has already taken a job in the executive branch but despite two lawsuits from democrats, he still hasn't indicated that he'd going to drop his name from the ballot.Lindsay Aerts, KSL Newsradio Reporter joins the show.11:35 - Arizona Senate Race Arizona is a key state when determining the US Senate. First Lady Jill Biden also went to Arizona over the weekend to campaign for the democrats. In Arizona The First Lady briefly touched on several issues on the line this midterm election, like rising inflation, abortion bans, and the importance of public education. Jim Cross, Senior New Reporter with KTAR calls live from Arizona to explain the significant of the US Senate Race.11:50 - Trump 2024: What are the odds? Axios reported on Friday morning that Trump and his team are eyeing Nov. 14 as a possible launch day for his 2024 campaign, which would be followed by a string of political events. Donald Trump teases Iowa crowd: 'I will very, very, very probably' run for president. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

DataFramed
#112 Data Journalism in the Age of COVID-19

DataFramed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 35:27 Transcription Available


During Data Literacy Month, we shared how data journalists curate and distill data stories to the wider public. Since 2020, Data Journalism has risen both in significance and visibility. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, data journalists have been instrumental in keeping the public informed by investigating, challenging, interpreting, and explaining complex datasets. In this episode, Betsy Ladyzhets joins the show to talk about the state of Data Journalism today, and shares from her experience as a data journalist Betsy is an independent science, health, and data journalist focused on COVID-19 and Founder of the COVID-19 Data Dispatch, an independent publication providing updates and resources on public COVID-19 data. She is also currently working as a Senior Journalism Fellow with the Documenting COVID-19 project at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and MuckRock. Her work has been featured in Science News, FiveThirtyEight, MIT Tech Review, and the Covid Tracking Project. Throughout the show, we discuss the importance of letting data shape a narrative, what characteristics of traditional journalism are needed for data journalists, the best practices for delivering effective data stories, how the rise of AI and data visualization are impacting data journalism, and much more. Links shared during the episode: Data Sonification The COVID-19 Data Dispatch The Data Visualization Society Learning on DataCamp? Take part in this week's XP-challenge: http://www.datacamp.com/promo/free-week-xp-challenge-2022

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
How a Polling Error Could Result in Either a Red Wave or a Red Ripple

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 9:08


Many pollsters and analysts are predicting a red wave tomorrow. But if history tells us anything, a simple polling error could have overstated Republicans' chances and underestimated the Democrats. Nathaniel Rakich from FiveThirtyEight discusses how a Senate 5.4% polling error and House 6.3% polling error could determine whether or not tomorrow will be a red wave, a red ripple, or neither.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Writ Podcast
Ep. #67: The U.S. midterm elections

The Writ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 43:44


In the U.S. midterms on Tuesday, the Republicans are expected to take control of the House and the Democrats have little better than even odds of holding the Senate. But with rising polarization and election denialism, there's more at stake in Tuesday's vote than whether the red or blue team will come out ahead.Joining me on this week's episode of The Writ Podcast is Nathaniel Rakich, senior elections analyst at FiveThirtyEight. Nathaniel breaks down the races to watch on Tuesday and together we discuss what sets America's elections apart from those here in Canada.As always, in addition to listening to the episode in your inbox, at TheWrit.ca or on podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, you can also watch this discussion on YouTube. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.thewrit.ca/subscribe

Fight Laugh Feast USA
Daily News Brief for Friday, November 4th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

Fight Laugh Feast USA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 22:44


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily NewsBrief for Friday, November 4th, 2022. It’s Friday everyone! We made it! Seeing as it’s Friday, let’s go ahead and start with a little trip down memory lane… with on this day in history! On this day in history… November 4th: 1841 First wagon train arrives in California 1845 First nationally observed uniform election day in the United States, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 1862 American inventor Richard Jordan Gatling patents the hand cranked Gatling machine gun in Indianapolis 1879 African American inventor Thomas Elkins patents the Refrigerating Apparatus 1922 Howard Carter discovers the intact tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in Egypt 2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate John McCain Famous Birthdays: Walter Cronkite, Matthew McConaughey, P Diddy And that, was on this day in history for November 4th! Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-forecast-predicts-republicans-will-have-a-good-night-on-tuesday_4839469.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Republicans are projected to have a good night on Nov. 8 in the Senate, according to a new forecast released Thursday. The model from RealClearPolitics shows that the GOP will control the Senate with 54 seats, as compared to Democrats’ 46 seats. It predicted that Republicans will now likely take seats in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. It comes as recent polls signaled that Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with the direction the United States is heading. One from Gallup found that 17 percent of respondents said they’re satisfied with where the country is going, which is the worst of any midterm since at least 1982, according to the pollster. Meanwhile, decades-high inflation appears to remain the top issue for many voters. A poll from Quinnipiac released Wednesday found that 36 percent of voters view inflation as the top issue, which far outpaces the No. 2 choice, abortion, which garnered 10 percent. Republicans have targeted the Biden administration and Democratic policies as a primary cause of decades-high inflation. They’ve also said that polices around oil drilling and COVID-19 lockdowns have harmed the U.S. economy and that Democrats are to blame. In that poll, 34 percent said that they believe President Joe Biden is handling the economy well, whereas 61 percent said he isn’t. Biden and members of his party have focused on abortion following the Supreme Court’s historic reversal of Roe v. Wade over the summer as well as accusing Republicans and supporters of former President Donald Trump of being extremists who will undermine U.S. institutions. On Wednesday evening, Biden continued that trend and attempted to tie the alleged attack targeting Paul Pelosi to claims that the 2020 election was stolen. The suspect in that incident last week, David DePape, was known to be involved in far left-wing circles and reportedly had a history of mental illness. Several polling analysts on Wednesday told The Epoch Times that polls—even those that show Republicans pulling slightly ahead of Democrat candidates—could suffer from a “bandwagon effect.” Poll results from FiveThirtyEight, RealClearPolitics, and others like The New York Times have frequently favored Democrats in Senate and gubernatorial races. But Lonny Leitner, vice president of the government affairs firm LS2 Group, said that many polls don’t sample enough people. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/11/01/kari-lake-takes-another-blowtorch-to-the-media-over-hobbs-hq-break-in-n2615240 Kari Lake Torches the Media: You Idiots Will Fall for Anything Arizona secretary of state and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs is desperate. Her Hail Mary throw in the waning days of the 2022 cycle was akin to some pathetic exercise to remind voters there’s a Democrat on the ballot. Last week, there was a break-in at her campaign headquarters where Hobbs, without evidence, accused Republican opponent Kari Lake of inspiring the burglary. The media ran with it, but Lake is just too good at slapping down narratives. For example, when Lake was recently asked about being an "election denier," she shut it down by sharing statements dating back to 2000 from a slew of high-profile Democrats who questioned our elections where Republicans won. With Hobbs hiding in the bunker, even refusing to take questions about the break-in, Lake trots out there and torches the media over how their narrative about this event aged like milk. The culprit who broke into Hobbs’ campaign office was arrested, and there’s no evidence that the attack was politically motivated She knows how to counterpunch, especially on the narratives where the liberal media can mount no defense because they’re wrong. There are no shades of gray or nuance—nothing politically motivated about the Hobbs campaign office incident. https://twitter.com/i/status/1585770475111579649 - Play Video She doubled down her attack on the press: https://twitter.com/i/status/1585777715906457600 - Play Video I wouldn’t be asking a question that’s for sure… Lake has been making the most of her free media opportunities, leading to an impressive poll surge. Recent surveys have Lake ahead, including liberal polls—Data for Progress has her leading Hobbs by four points. Most attempts to smear Lake as a crank have been mitigated by her two-decade career as a television journalist; Arizona voters are familiar with Lake. Hobbs’ antics could have been avoided if she had just agreed to debate Lake, but it’s too late for that, and the Arizona Democrat most likely would have been eviscerated on the stage. Democrats, you nominated an atrocious candidate for whatever reason, and now you can’t do much with her. From Arizona to Ohio we go… https://humanevents.com/2022/11/03/ohio-education-board-vp-insists-biological-sex-is-not-a-scientific-fact?utm_campaign=64487 Ohio Education Board VP Insists Biological Sex Is Not a 'Scientific Fact' The vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education does not know what the definition of biological sex is, and does not think it is a scientific fact to say that there is just one definition. Martha Manchester, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and has served on the State Board since Jan 2017, made the comments at an executive committee meeting convened to debate a resolution that seeks to reject Biden’s proposed Title IX change adding gender identity as a protected characteristic alongside sex. The resolution, titled “Resolution to support parents, schools, and districts in rejecting harmful, coercive, and burdensome gender identity policies and to protect federal funding subject to Title IX” was introduced in September by board member Brandon Shea. It argues that “sex is not arbitrarily ‘assigned at birth’ but rather identifies an unchangeable fact” and suggests that the Title IX change would “require that K-12 schools socially transition minor children to a different gender without requiring parental consent.” A video clip of the vice president’s confusion during the debate about the most fundamental fact of human existence was shared on Twitter by child-safeguarding advocate Chris Elston. https://twitter.com/i/status/1587901632955961344 - Play Video Manchester’s confusion about such a basic fact of biology evidently stems from gender identity ideology pushing the idea that sex is complicated and impossible to define. Google “What is biological sex?” and the first page of hits contains a baffling array of articles about how sex is complex and there are more than two sexes. On the top spot is Planned Parenthood, telling readers that the term biological sex “doesn’t fully capture the complex biological, anatomical, and chromosomal variations that can occur. Having only two options (biological male or biological female) might not describe what’s going on inside a person’s body.” In an article titled The Myth of Biological sex, Forbes informs readers that “there is no one parameter that makes a person biologically male or female.” That is simply not true. Sex is defined by which gamete type the reproductive system developed to produce. Males have the reproductive capacity to produce small gametes (sperm), and females have the reproductive capacity to produce large gametes (eggs). In an effort to push the idea that the categories of male and female are blurry or don’t exist and that therefore males can be women if they say so, a favorite tactic of trans activists is to use people who are born with Disorders of Sex Development (DSDs) as pawns in their linguistic game. Activists will point to people born with X0 Turner syndrome for example and suggest that these individuals are neither male nor female, ignoring the fact that Turner syndrome is a DSD that can only affect females. This exact argument was made by expert witness Dr. Greta Bauer in the hearing of a Canadian nurse on trial in British Columbia for allegedly transphobic beliefs, one of which is the belief that there are only two sexes. The executive committee voted to hold an additional meeting on Nov 14 to continue the debate, according to WOWK 13 News. Moving overseas… https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-south-korea-threaten-end-kim-regime-north-korea-uses-nuclear-weapon US, South Korea threaten to 'end' Kim regime if North Korea uses nuclear weapon The U.S. and South Korea issued a joint warning to North Korea on Thursday, warning that any use of nuclear weapons would result in the end of Kim Jong Un's regime. North Korea fired an unprecedented 23 missiles in a single day on Wednesday amid extensive joint air force exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. Kim's regime has made veiled threats about nuclear weapons in recent days as well. "Any nuclear attack against the United States or its allies and partners, including the use of non-strategic nuclear weapons, is unacceptable and will result in the end of the Kim regime," South Korean Defense Minister Jong-Sup Lee said Thursday, in a joint news conference with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The U.S. and South Korean militaries announced an extension to a joint air force exercise earlier on Thursday. The move came in response to North Korea launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and two short-range missiles after Wednesday's barrage. South Korean media reported that officials believe the North's ICBM failed in flight but did not elaborate. Meanwhile, North Korea's two short-range ballistic missiles fell into the sea to its east. Japan initially sounded alarms after tracking suggested the ICBM would fly over the island nation, but officials later said they lost track of it mid-flight, according to Reuters. North Korea has grown increasingly aggressive since the U.S. and South Korea began joint military exercises in September. The country also flew 12 warplanes near the South Korean border in early October. The sortie included eight fighter jets and four bombers. South Korea responded with a flight of 30 warplanes, but the two groups did not engage. The U.S. and South Korea's joint air force exercise, Operation Vigilant Storm, was scheduled to end Friday but will now extend into the weekend following North Korea's launches. South Korea had a failed missile launch of its own in October. The malfunction came as the U.S., South Korea and Japan were seeking to send a message to the North Korean regime after it sent its own ballistic missile flying over the island of Japan. U.S. military officials clarified that the warhead on South Korea's missile did not explode, but the propellant caused a large blast and flames. No injuries were reported from the incident, civilian or otherwise, and South Korean officials say no buildings were damaged. Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! www.redballoon.work Now y’all know what time it is… my favorite topic, sports!!! https://nypost.com/2022/11/01/philly-restaurants-refused-to-serve-astros-before-game-3/ Loyalty is Philly Special. The World Series intensity in the City of Brotherly Love was amplified when two local businesses refused to feed the Astros ahead of Game 3 on Tuesday. Angelo’s Pizzeria in South Philadelphia, an institution in the city, refused to provide catering for the visitors. “If you think I’d cook for the Astros, you’re out of your mind,” a man said in a video posted to the eatery’s Instagram account. “We said no to them.” The Astros didn’t have much luck at Mike’s BBQ, either. The restaurant posted a text exchange with the team that didn’t seem to get very far. While Houston is widely loathed by a number of fanbases across MLB — and at least one Phillies player on the roster — the treatment might not have anything to do with the franchise’s recent history of cheating. It seems more likely it’s just a good old fashion dose of Philly hospitality. The Astros didn’t get any reprieve on the field as the Phillies routed them 7-0 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead after Tuesday’s game was postponed due to rain. The Phillies crushed five homers with Bryce Harper getting the festivities started with a two-run blast in the first inning. The Phillies are now 6-0 this postseason at Citizens Bank Park. “A lot of really good hitters in the lineup,” said third baseman Alec Bohm, who added a solo shot to leadoff the second inning against Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. Games 4 and 5 are in Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday night as the Astros look to fight back in series — and find a place that will serve them food. Now, we go from pettiness, to a genuinely disturbing story… https://www.boundingintosports.com/2022/11/four-players-suspended-after-brawl-breaks-out-after-msu-vs-michigan-game/ Four Players Suspended After Brawl Breaks Out After MSU Vs. Michigan Game An altercation broke out between players following the Michigan-Michigan State game on Saturday. A crowd of Michigan State Spartans appeared to be attacking Michigan players in the tunnel following the in-state rivalry game. Michigan AD Ward Manuel said Michigan’s postgame fight is being reviewed by law enforcement. University of Michigan Police Assistant Chief Melissa Overton said the investigation is ongoing, working in conjunction with the Michigan State Police and Michigan’s athletics and football programs. Spartans head coach Mel Tucker said Michigan is working with law enforcement, the Michigan campus leadership, and the Big Ten Conference to assess what happened, including identifying additional players involved and contributing factors in the altercation. Tucker added that the suspensions will stay in place until the investigation, which includes law enforcement, Big Ten, and Michigan, is completed. As a result, Mel Tucker suspended Four Michigan State players – Tank Brown, Khary Crump, Angelo Gore, and Zion Young, saying that decisions were made based on video evidence from the incident. Neither Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh nor Manuel would disclose on Saturday which Wolverines were involved in the altercation, although Harbaugh said two players were involved – one, he said, suffered a nasal injury. In the immediate aftermath on Saturday evening, MSU coach Mel Tucker said at his postgame news conference that he was not aware of any altercations after the game between the Michigan players inside the Michigan Stadiums tunnel and that a fact-finding process was underway. The suspensions were ordered after school officials reviewed video of Saturday’s 29-7 loss to host team Michigan in Ann Arbor and discovered the four were part of a group of teammates surrounding a rival, Michigan coach Mel Tucker said in a statement. The incident comes amidst a frustrating season for the Spartans. The 29-7 loss to Michigan puts Michigan State at 3-5 overall and 1-4 within their conference, last in the East division. With games looming against #14 Illinois and $16 Penn State, MSU is in real danger of not reaching bowl eligibility. A result that would add further embarrassment to a proud program. Here’s my take… those players who jumped the Michigan players, should be expelled from Michigan State, and should never put the pads on again… what an absolute disgrace.

She Thinks
Daniel Cox: The Loneliness Epidemic in America

She Thinks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 22:52


On this week's episode, we discuss a disturbing trend in America: the rise of loneliness, which Merriam-Webster defines as “being without company, cut off from others; sadness from being alone.” Some blame social media and the COVID pandemic as drivers of the loneliness epidemic, but are they the only causes? Daniel Cox joins to discuss how marriage and family formation play a role in a person's ability to connect and why Gen Z is the loneliest of all generations. Finally, we discuss what you can do if you too identify as lonely. Daniel Cox is the director of the Survey Center on American Life and a research fellow in polling and public opinion at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he specializes in survey research, politics, youth culture and identity, and religion. Before joining AEI, he was the research director at PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute), which he co-founded and where he led the organization's qualitative and quantitative research program. Dr. Cox's work is frequently featured in the popular press, including in The Atlantic, CNN, and The Washington Post. He is a contributor to FiveThirtyEight and Business Insider.--She Thinks is a podcast for women (and men) who are sick of the spin in today's news cycle and are seeking the truth. Once a week, every week, She Thinks host Beverly Hallberg is joined by guests who cut through the clutter and bring you the facts. You don't have to keep up with policy and politics to understand how issues will impact you and the people you care about most. You just have to keep up with us. We make sure you have the information you need to come to your own conclusions. Because, let's face it, you're in control of your own life and can think for yourself. You can listen to the latest She Thinks episode(s) here or wherever you get your podcasts. Then subscribe, rate, and share with your friends. If you are already caught up and want more, join our online community. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to ensure you're equipped with the facts on the issues you care about most: https://iwf.org/connect. Independent Women's Forum (IWF) believes all issues are women's issues. IWF promotes policies that aren't just well-intended, but actually enhance people's freedoms, opportunities, and choices. IWF doesn't just talk about problems. We identify solutions and take them straight to the playmakers and policy creators. And, as a 501(c)3, IWF educates the public about the most important topics of the day. Check out the Independent Women's Forum website for more information on how policies impact you, your loved ones, and your community: www.iwf.org. Subscribe to IWF's YouTube channel. Follow IWF on social media: - on Twitter- on Facebook- on Instagram#IWF #SheThinks #AllIssuesAreWomensIssues Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Friday, November 4th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 22:50


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily NewsBrief for Friday, November 4th, 2022. It’s Friday everyone! We made it! Seeing as it’s Friday, let’s go ahead and start with a little trip down memory lane… with on this day in history! On this day in history… November 4th: 1841 First wagon train arrives in California 1845 First nationally observed uniform election day in the United States, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 1862 American inventor Richard Jordan Gatling patents the hand cranked Gatling machine gun in Indianapolis 1879 African American inventor Thomas Elkins patents the Refrigerating Apparatus 1922 Howard Carter discovers the intact tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in Egypt 2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate John McCain Famous Birthdays: Walter Cronkite, Matthew McConaughey, P Diddy And that, was on this day in history for November 4th! Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-forecast-predicts-republicans-will-have-a-good-night-on-tuesday_4839469.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Republicans are projected to have a good night on Nov. 8 in the Senate, according to a new forecast released Thursday. The model from RealClearPolitics shows that the GOP will control the Senate with 54 seats, as compared to Democrats’ 46 seats. It predicted that Republicans will now likely take seats in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. It comes as recent polls signaled that Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with the direction the United States is heading. One from Gallup found that 17 percent of respondents said they’re satisfied with where the country is going, which is the worst of any midterm since at least 1982, according to the pollster. Meanwhile, decades-high inflation appears to remain the top issue for many voters. A poll from Quinnipiac released Wednesday found that 36 percent of voters view inflation as the top issue, which far outpaces the No. 2 choice, abortion, which garnered 10 percent. Republicans have targeted the Biden administration and Democratic policies as a primary cause of decades-high inflation. They’ve also said that polices around oil drilling and COVID-19 lockdowns have harmed the U.S. economy and that Democrats are to blame. In that poll, 34 percent said that they believe President Joe Biden is handling the economy well, whereas 61 percent said he isn’t. Biden and members of his party have focused on abortion following the Supreme Court’s historic reversal of Roe v. Wade over the summer as well as accusing Republicans and supporters of former President Donald Trump of being extremists who will undermine U.S. institutions. On Wednesday evening, Biden continued that trend and attempted to tie the alleged attack targeting Paul Pelosi to claims that the 2020 election was stolen. The suspect in that incident last week, David DePape, was known to be involved in far left-wing circles and reportedly had a history of mental illness. Several polling analysts on Wednesday told The Epoch Times that polls—even those that show Republicans pulling slightly ahead of Democrat candidates—could suffer from a “bandwagon effect.” Poll results from FiveThirtyEight, RealClearPolitics, and others like The New York Times have frequently favored Democrats in Senate and gubernatorial races. But Lonny Leitner, vice president of the government affairs firm LS2 Group, said that many polls don’t sample enough people. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/11/01/kari-lake-takes-another-blowtorch-to-the-media-over-hobbs-hq-break-in-n2615240 Kari Lake Torches the Media: You Idiots Will Fall for Anything Arizona secretary of state and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs is desperate. Her Hail Mary throw in the waning days of the 2022 cycle was akin to some pathetic exercise to remind voters there’s a Democrat on the ballot. Last week, there was a break-in at her campaign headquarters where Hobbs, without evidence, accused Republican opponent Kari Lake of inspiring the burglary. The media ran with it, but Lake is just too good at slapping down narratives. For example, when Lake was recently asked about being an "election denier," she shut it down by sharing statements dating back to 2000 from a slew of high-profile Democrats who questioned our elections where Republicans won. With Hobbs hiding in the bunker, even refusing to take questions about the break-in, Lake trots out there and torches the media over how their narrative about this event aged like milk. The culprit who broke into Hobbs’ campaign office was arrested, and there’s no evidence that the attack was politically motivated She knows how to counterpunch, especially on the narratives where the liberal media can mount no defense because they’re wrong. There are no shades of gray or nuance—nothing politically motivated about the Hobbs campaign office incident. https://twitter.com/i/status/1585770475111579649 - Play Video She doubled down her attack on the press: https://twitter.com/i/status/1585777715906457600 - Play Video I wouldn’t be asking a question that’s for sure… Lake has been making the most of her free media opportunities, leading to an impressive poll surge. Recent surveys have Lake ahead, including liberal polls—Data for Progress has her leading Hobbs by four points. Most attempts to smear Lake as a crank have been mitigated by her two-decade career as a television journalist; Arizona voters are familiar with Lake. Hobbs’ antics could have been avoided if she had just agreed to debate Lake, but it’s too late for that, and the Arizona Democrat most likely would have been eviscerated on the stage. Democrats, you nominated an atrocious candidate for whatever reason, and now you can’t do much with her. From Arizona to Ohio we go… https://humanevents.com/2022/11/03/ohio-education-board-vp-insists-biological-sex-is-not-a-scientific-fact?utm_campaign=64487 Ohio Education Board VP Insists Biological Sex Is Not a 'Scientific Fact' The vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education does not know what the definition of biological sex is, and does not think it is a scientific fact to say that there is just one definition. Martha Manchester, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and has served on the State Board since Jan 2017, made the comments at an executive committee meeting convened to debate a resolution that seeks to reject Biden’s proposed Title IX change adding gender identity as a protected characteristic alongside sex. The resolution, titled “Resolution to support parents, schools, and districts in rejecting harmful, coercive, and burdensome gender identity policies and to protect federal funding subject to Title IX” was introduced in September by board member Brandon Shea. It argues that “sex is not arbitrarily ‘assigned at birth’ but rather identifies an unchangeable fact” and suggests that the Title IX change would “require that K-12 schools socially transition minor children to a different gender without requiring parental consent.” A video clip of the vice president’s confusion during the debate about the most fundamental fact of human existence was shared on Twitter by child-safeguarding advocate Chris Elston. https://twitter.com/i/status/1587901632955961344 - Play Video Manchester’s confusion about such a basic fact of biology evidently stems from gender identity ideology pushing the idea that sex is complicated and impossible to define. Google “What is biological sex?” and the first page of hits contains a baffling array of articles about how sex is complex and there are more than two sexes. On the top spot is Planned Parenthood, telling readers that the term biological sex “doesn’t fully capture the complex biological, anatomical, and chromosomal variations that can occur. Having only two options (biological male or biological female) might not describe what’s going on inside a person’s body.” In an article titled The Myth of Biological sex, Forbes informs readers that “there is no one parameter that makes a person biologically male or female.” That is simply not true. Sex is defined by which gamete type the reproductive system developed to produce. Males have the reproductive capacity to produce small gametes (sperm), and females have the reproductive capacity to produce large gametes (eggs). In an effort to push the idea that the categories of male and female are blurry or don’t exist and that therefore males can be women if they say so, a favorite tactic of trans activists is to use people who are born with Disorders of Sex Development (DSDs) as pawns in their linguistic game. Activists will point to people born with X0 Turner syndrome for example and suggest that these individuals are neither male nor female, ignoring the fact that Turner syndrome is a DSD that can only affect females. This exact argument was made by expert witness Dr. Greta Bauer in the hearing of a Canadian nurse on trial in British Columbia for allegedly transphobic beliefs, one of which is the belief that there are only two sexes. The executive committee voted to hold an additional meeting on Nov 14 to continue the debate, according to WOWK 13 News. Moving overseas… https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-south-korea-threaten-end-kim-regime-north-korea-uses-nuclear-weapon US, South Korea threaten to 'end' Kim regime if North Korea uses nuclear weapon The U.S. and South Korea issued a joint warning to North Korea on Thursday, warning that any use of nuclear weapons would result in the end of Kim Jong Un's regime. North Korea fired an unprecedented 23 missiles in a single day on Wednesday amid extensive joint air force exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. Kim's regime has made veiled threats about nuclear weapons in recent days as well. "Any nuclear attack against the United States or its allies and partners, including the use of non-strategic nuclear weapons, is unacceptable and will result in the end of the Kim regime," South Korean Defense Minister Jong-Sup Lee said Thursday, in a joint news conference with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The U.S. and South Korean militaries announced an extension to a joint air force exercise earlier on Thursday. The move came in response to North Korea launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and two short-range missiles after Wednesday's barrage. South Korean media reported that officials believe the North's ICBM failed in flight but did not elaborate. Meanwhile, North Korea's two short-range ballistic missiles fell into the sea to its east. Japan initially sounded alarms after tracking suggested the ICBM would fly over the island nation, but officials later said they lost track of it mid-flight, according to Reuters. North Korea has grown increasingly aggressive since the U.S. and South Korea began joint military exercises in September. The country also flew 12 warplanes near the South Korean border in early October. The sortie included eight fighter jets and four bombers. South Korea responded with a flight of 30 warplanes, but the two groups did not engage. The U.S. and South Korea's joint air force exercise, Operation Vigilant Storm, was scheduled to end Friday but will now extend into the weekend following North Korea's launches. South Korea had a failed missile launch of its own in October. The malfunction came as the U.S., South Korea and Japan were seeking to send a message to the North Korean regime after it sent its own ballistic missile flying over the island of Japan. U.S. military officials clarified that the warhead on South Korea's missile did not explode, but the propellant caused a large blast and flames. No injuries were reported from the incident, civilian or otherwise, and South Korean officials say no buildings were damaged. Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! www.redballoon.work Now y’all know what time it is… my favorite topic, sports!!! https://nypost.com/2022/11/01/philly-restaurants-refused-to-serve-astros-before-game-3/ Loyalty is Philly Special. The World Series intensity in the City of Brotherly Love was amplified when two local businesses refused to feed the Astros ahead of Game 3 on Tuesday. Angelo’s Pizzeria in South Philadelphia, an institution in the city, refused to provide catering for the visitors. “If you think I’d cook for the Astros, you’re out of your mind,” a man said in a video posted to the eatery’s Instagram account. “We said no to them.” The Astros didn’t have much luck at Mike’s BBQ, either. The restaurant posted a text exchange with the team that didn’t seem to get very far. While Houston is widely loathed by a number of fanbases across MLB — and at least one Phillies player on the roster — the treatment might not have anything to do with the franchise’s recent history of cheating. It seems more likely it’s just a good old fashion dose of Philly hospitality. The Astros didn’t get any reprieve on the field as the Phillies routed them 7-0 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead after Tuesday’s game was postponed due to rain. The Phillies crushed five homers with Bryce Harper getting the festivities started with a two-run blast in the first inning. The Phillies are now 6-0 this postseason at Citizens Bank Park. “A lot of really good hitters in the lineup,” said third baseman Alec Bohm, who added a solo shot to leadoff the second inning against Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. Games 4 and 5 are in Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday night as the Astros look to fight back in series — and find a place that will serve them food. Now, we go from pettiness, to a genuinely disturbing story… https://www.boundingintosports.com/2022/11/four-players-suspended-after-brawl-breaks-out-after-msu-vs-michigan-game/ Four Players Suspended After Brawl Breaks Out After MSU Vs. Michigan Game An altercation broke out between players following the Michigan-Michigan State game on Saturday. A crowd of Michigan State Spartans appeared to be attacking Michigan players in the tunnel following the in-state rivalry game. Michigan AD Ward Manuel said Michigan’s postgame fight is being reviewed by law enforcement. University of Michigan Police Assistant Chief Melissa Overton said the investigation is ongoing, working in conjunction with the Michigan State Police and Michigan’s athletics and football programs. Spartans head coach Mel Tucker said Michigan is working with law enforcement, the Michigan campus leadership, and the Big Ten Conference to assess what happened, including identifying additional players involved and contributing factors in the altercation. Tucker added that the suspensions will stay in place until the investigation, which includes law enforcement, Big Ten, and Michigan, is completed. As a result, Mel Tucker suspended Four Michigan State players – Tank Brown, Khary Crump, Angelo Gore, and Zion Young, saying that decisions were made based on video evidence from the incident. Neither Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh nor Manuel would disclose on Saturday which Wolverines were involved in the altercation, although Harbaugh said two players were involved – one, he said, suffered a nasal injury. In the immediate aftermath on Saturday evening, MSU coach Mel Tucker said at his postgame news conference that he was not aware of any altercations after the game between the Michigan players inside the Michigan Stadiums tunnel and that a fact-finding process was underway. The suspensions were ordered after school officials reviewed video of Saturday’s 29-7 loss to host team Michigan in Ann Arbor and discovered the four were part of a group of teammates surrounding a rival, Michigan coach Mel Tucker said in a statement. The incident comes amidst a frustrating season for the Spartans. The 29-7 loss to Michigan puts Michigan State at 3-5 overall and 1-4 within their conference, last in the East division. With games looming against #14 Illinois and $16 Penn State, MSU is in real danger of not reaching bowl eligibility. A result that would add further embarrassment to a proud program. Here’s my take… those players who jumped the Michigan players, should be expelled from Michigan State, and should never put the pads on again… what an absolute disgrace.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, November 4th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 22:50


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily NewsBrief for Friday, November 4th, 2022. It’s Friday everyone! We made it! Seeing as it’s Friday, let’s go ahead and start with a little trip down memory lane… with on this day in history! On this day in history… November 4th: 1841 First wagon train arrives in California 1845 First nationally observed uniform election day in the United States, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 1862 American inventor Richard Jordan Gatling patents the hand cranked Gatling machine gun in Indianapolis 1879 African American inventor Thomas Elkins patents the Refrigerating Apparatus 1922 Howard Carter discovers the intact tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in Egypt 2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate John McCain Famous Birthdays: Walter Cronkite, Matthew McConaughey, P Diddy And that, was on this day in history for November 4th! Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-forecast-predicts-republicans-will-have-a-good-night-on-tuesday_4839469.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Republicans are projected to have a good night on Nov. 8 in the Senate, according to a new forecast released Thursday. The model from RealClearPolitics shows that the GOP will control the Senate with 54 seats, as compared to Democrats’ 46 seats. It predicted that Republicans will now likely take seats in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. It comes as recent polls signaled that Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with the direction the United States is heading. One from Gallup found that 17 percent of respondents said they’re satisfied with where the country is going, which is the worst of any midterm since at least 1982, according to the pollster. Meanwhile, decades-high inflation appears to remain the top issue for many voters. A poll from Quinnipiac released Wednesday found that 36 percent of voters view inflation as the top issue, which far outpaces the No. 2 choice, abortion, which garnered 10 percent. Republicans have targeted the Biden administration and Democratic policies as a primary cause of decades-high inflation. They’ve also said that polices around oil drilling and COVID-19 lockdowns have harmed the U.S. economy and that Democrats are to blame. In that poll, 34 percent said that they believe President Joe Biden is handling the economy well, whereas 61 percent said he isn’t. Biden and members of his party have focused on abortion following the Supreme Court’s historic reversal of Roe v. Wade over the summer as well as accusing Republicans and supporters of former President Donald Trump of being extremists who will undermine U.S. institutions. On Wednesday evening, Biden continued that trend and attempted to tie the alleged attack targeting Paul Pelosi to claims that the 2020 election was stolen. The suspect in that incident last week, David DePape, was known to be involved in far left-wing circles and reportedly had a history of mental illness. Several polling analysts on Wednesday told The Epoch Times that polls—even those that show Republicans pulling slightly ahead of Democrat candidates—could suffer from a “bandwagon effect.” Poll results from FiveThirtyEight, RealClearPolitics, and others like The New York Times have frequently favored Democrats in Senate and gubernatorial races. But Lonny Leitner, vice president of the government affairs firm LS2 Group, said that many polls don’t sample enough people. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/11/01/kari-lake-takes-another-blowtorch-to-the-media-over-hobbs-hq-break-in-n2615240 Kari Lake Torches the Media: You Idiots Will Fall for Anything Arizona secretary of state and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs is desperate. Her Hail Mary throw in the waning days of the 2022 cycle was akin to some pathetic exercise to remind voters there’s a Democrat on the ballot. Last week, there was a break-in at her campaign headquarters where Hobbs, without evidence, accused Republican opponent Kari Lake of inspiring the burglary. The media ran with it, but Lake is just too good at slapping down narratives. For example, when Lake was recently asked about being an "election denier," she shut it down by sharing statements dating back to 2000 from a slew of high-profile Democrats who questioned our elections where Republicans won. With Hobbs hiding in the bunker, even refusing to take questions about the break-in, Lake trots out there and torches the media over how their narrative about this event aged like milk. The culprit who broke into Hobbs’ campaign office was arrested, and there’s no evidence that the attack was politically motivated She knows how to counterpunch, especially on the narratives where the liberal media can mount no defense because they’re wrong. There are no shades of gray or nuance—nothing politically motivated about the Hobbs campaign office incident. https://twitter.com/i/status/1585770475111579649 - Play Video She doubled down her attack on the press: https://twitter.com/i/status/1585777715906457600 - Play Video I wouldn’t be asking a question that’s for sure… Lake has been making the most of her free media opportunities, leading to an impressive poll surge. Recent surveys have Lake ahead, including liberal polls—Data for Progress has her leading Hobbs by four points. Most attempts to smear Lake as a crank have been mitigated by her two-decade career as a television journalist; Arizona voters are familiar with Lake. Hobbs’ antics could have been avoided if she had just agreed to debate Lake, but it’s too late for that, and the Arizona Democrat most likely would have been eviscerated on the stage. Democrats, you nominated an atrocious candidate for whatever reason, and now you can’t do much with her. From Arizona to Ohio we go… https://humanevents.com/2022/11/03/ohio-education-board-vp-insists-biological-sex-is-not-a-scientific-fact?utm_campaign=64487 Ohio Education Board VP Insists Biological Sex Is Not a 'Scientific Fact' The vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education does not know what the definition of biological sex is, and does not think it is a scientific fact to say that there is just one definition. Martha Manchester, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and has served on the State Board since Jan 2017, made the comments at an executive committee meeting convened to debate a resolution that seeks to reject Biden’s proposed Title IX change adding gender identity as a protected characteristic alongside sex. The resolution, titled “Resolution to support parents, schools, and districts in rejecting harmful, coercive, and burdensome gender identity policies and to protect federal funding subject to Title IX” was introduced in September by board member Brandon Shea. It argues that “sex is not arbitrarily ‘assigned at birth’ but rather identifies an unchangeable fact” and suggests that the Title IX change would “require that K-12 schools socially transition minor children to a different gender without requiring parental consent.” A video clip of the vice president’s confusion during the debate about the most fundamental fact of human existence was shared on Twitter by child-safeguarding advocate Chris Elston. https://twitter.com/i/status/1587901632955961344 - Play Video Manchester’s confusion about such a basic fact of biology evidently stems from gender identity ideology pushing the idea that sex is complicated and impossible to define. Google “What is biological sex?” and the first page of hits contains a baffling array of articles about how sex is complex and there are more than two sexes. On the top spot is Planned Parenthood, telling readers that the term biological sex “doesn’t fully capture the complex biological, anatomical, and chromosomal variations that can occur. Having only two options (biological male or biological female) might not describe what’s going on inside a person’s body.” In an article titled The Myth of Biological sex, Forbes informs readers that “there is no one parameter that makes a person biologically male or female.” That is simply not true. Sex is defined by which gamete type the reproductive system developed to produce. Males have the reproductive capacity to produce small gametes (sperm), and females have the reproductive capacity to produce large gametes (eggs). In an effort to push the idea that the categories of male and female are blurry or don’t exist and that therefore males can be women if they say so, a favorite tactic of trans activists is to use people who are born with Disorders of Sex Development (DSDs) as pawns in their linguistic game. Activists will point to people born with X0 Turner syndrome for example and suggest that these individuals are neither male nor female, ignoring the fact that Turner syndrome is a DSD that can only affect females. This exact argument was made by expert witness Dr. Greta Bauer in the hearing of a Canadian nurse on trial in British Columbia for allegedly transphobic beliefs, one of which is the belief that there are only two sexes. The executive committee voted to hold an additional meeting on Nov 14 to continue the debate, according to WOWK 13 News. Moving overseas… https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-south-korea-threaten-end-kim-regime-north-korea-uses-nuclear-weapon US, South Korea threaten to 'end' Kim regime if North Korea uses nuclear weapon The U.S. and South Korea issued a joint warning to North Korea on Thursday, warning that any use of nuclear weapons would result in the end of Kim Jong Un's regime. North Korea fired an unprecedented 23 missiles in a single day on Wednesday amid extensive joint air force exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. Kim's regime has made veiled threats about nuclear weapons in recent days as well. "Any nuclear attack against the United States or its allies and partners, including the use of non-strategic nuclear weapons, is unacceptable and will result in the end of the Kim regime," South Korean Defense Minister Jong-Sup Lee said Thursday, in a joint news conference with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The U.S. and South Korean militaries announced an extension to a joint air force exercise earlier on Thursday. The move came in response to North Korea launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and two short-range missiles after Wednesday's barrage. South Korean media reported that officials believe the North's ICBM failed in flight but did not elaborate. Meanwhile, North Korea's two short-range ballistic missiles fell into the sea to its east. Japan initially sounded alarms after tracking suggested the ICBM would fly over the island nation, but officials later said they lost track of it mid-flight, according to Reuters. North Korea has grown increasingly aggressive since the U.S. and South Korea began joint military exercises in September. The country also flew 12 warplanes near the South Korean border in early October. The sortie included eight fighter jets and four bombers. South Korea responded with a flight of 30 warplanes, but the two groups did not engage. The U.S. and South Korea's joint air force exercise, Operation Vigilant Storm, was scheduled to end Friday but will now extend into the weekend following North Korea's launches. South Korea had a failed missile launch of its own in October. The malfunction came as the U.S., South Korea and Japan were seeking to send a message to the North Korean regime after it sent its own ballistic missile flying over the island of Japan. U.S. military officials clarified that the warhead on South Korea's missile did not explode, but the propellant caused a large blast and flames. No injuries were reported from the incident, civilian or otherwise, and South Korean officials say no buildings were damaged. Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! www.redballoon.work Now y’all know what time it is… my favorite topic, sports!!! https://nypost.com/2022/11/01/philly-restaurants-refused-to-serve-astros-before-game-3/ Loyalty is Philly Special. The World Series intensity in the City of Brotherly Love was amplified when two local businesses refused to feed the Astros ahead of Game 3 on Tuesday. Angelo’s Pizzeria in South Philadelphia, an institution in the city, refused to provide catering for the visitors. “If you think I’d cook for the Astros, you’re out of your mind,” a man said in a video posted to the eatery’s Instagram account. “We said no to them.” The Astros didn’t have much luck at Mike’s BBQ, either. The restaurant posted a text exchange with the team that didn’t seem to get very far. While Houston is widely loathed by a number of fanbases across MLB — and at least one Phillies player on the roster — the treatment might not have anything to do with the franchise’s recent history of cheating. It seems more likely it’s just a good old fashion dose of Philly hospitality. The Astros didn’t get any reprieve on the field as the Phillies routed them 7-0 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead after Tuesday’s game was postponed due to rain. The Phillies crushed five homers with Bryce Harper getting the festivities started with a two-run blast in the first inning. The Phillies are now 6-0 this postseason at Citizens Bank Park. “A lot of really good hitters in the lineup,” said third baseman Alec Bohm, who added a solo shot to leadoff the second inning against Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. Games 4 and 5 are in Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday night as the Astros look to fight back in series — and find a place that will serve them food. Now, we go from pettiness, to a genuinely disturbing story… https://www.boundingintosports.com/2022/11/four-players-suspended-after-brawl-breaks-out-after-msu-vs-michigan-game/ Four Players Suspended After Brawl Breaks Out After MSU Vs. Michigan Game An altercation broke out between players following the Michigan-Michigan State game on Saturday. A crowd of Michigan State Spartans appeared to be attacking Michigan players in the tunnel following the in-state rivalry game. Michigan AD Ward Manuel said Michigan’s postgame fight is being reviewed by law enforcement. University of Michigan Police Assistant Chief Melissa Overton said the investigation is ongoing, working in conjunction with the Michigan State Police and Michigan’s athletics and football programs. Spartans head coach Mel Tucker said Michigan is working with law enforcement, the Michigan campus leadership, and the Big Ten Conference to assess what happened, including identifying additional players involved and contributing factors in the altercation. Tucker added that the suspensions will stay in place until the investigation, which includes law enforcement, Big Ten, and Michigan, is completed. As a result, Mel Tucker suspended Four Michigan State players – Tank Brown, Khary Crump, Angelo Gore, and Zion Young, saying that decisions were made based on video evidence from the incident. Neither Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh nor Manuel would disclose on Saturday which Wolverines were involved in the altercation, although Harbaugh said two players were involved – one, he said, suffered a nasal injury. In the immediate aftermath on Saturday evening, MSU coach Mel Tucker said at his postgame news conference that he was not aware of any altercations after the game between the Michigan players inside the Michigan Stadiums tunnel and that a fact-finding process was underway. The suspensions were ordered after school officials reviewed video of Saturday’s 29-7 loss to host team Michigan in Ann Arbor and discovered the four were part of a group of teammates surrounding a rival, Michigan coach Mel Tucker said in a statement. The incident comes amidst a frustrating season for the Spartans. The 29-7 loss to Michigan puts Michigan State at 3-5 overall and 1-4 within their conference, last in the East division. With games looming against #14 Illinois and $16 Penn State, MSU is in real danger of not reaching bowl eligibility. A result that would add further embarrassment to a proud program. Here’s my take… those players who jumped the Michigan players, should be expelled from Michigan State, and should never put the pads on again… what an absolute disgrace.

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Two imprisoned Iranian Christians released, 225,000 North Macedonian children get Bibles, Scottish venue ordered to pay Billy Graham Assoc. $100,000

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022


It's Wednesday, November 2nd, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Two imprisoned Iranian Christians released Praise God! Officials in Iran unexpectedly released two Christians last month from Evin Prison. It's known as the country's “torture factory.” Both Christians received pardons. One of the believers, Pastor Nasser Narvad Gol-Tapeh, had already served half of a ten-year sentence for attending a house church. A few days before the release, a fire broke out at the prison, killing four prisoners. None of the Christians at the prison were hurt. Please pray for the 10 Christians who remain in the infamous prison. The Lord said in Isaiah 43:1-2, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you … When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” Court: Scottish venue ordered to pay Billy Graham Assoc. $100,000 Last Monday, a Scottish court ruled an event venue must pay the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, headed by Franklin Graham, over $100,000 for canceling a crusade. Back in January 2020, Scottish Event Campus Limited canceled an event because of Franklin Graham's biblical views on marriage and sexuality. Graham welcomed the ruling, saying, “This case was … about the preservation of religious freedom in the U.K. — particularly the right for Christians to share the Gospel in the public square.” Mexican state recognizes faux homosexual marriage Last Wednesday, Mexico's northeastern border state of Tamaulipas voted to recognize faux homosexual marriage. The vote comes after three other states, Mexico, Sonora, and Sinaloa, made similar votes. Living in vile passions with someone of the same sex is now recognized across Mexico. The practice remains illegal or not recognized in Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, most of Central America, and much of the Caribbean. Survey on “Christian nationalism” Pew Research released a new survey on so-called Christian nationalism. Sixty percent of U.S. adults think America's founders intended for the country to be a Christian nation, and 45% think America should be a Christian nation. Of those who think the U.S. should be a Christian nation, 30% said they don't even know what being a Christian nation means. Forty-eight percent defined a Christian nation as a country where people are generally guided by Christian values. Only 6% defined it as a country that bases its laws on Christianity.   Isaiah 33:22 says, “The LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us.” Elon Musk let Twitter fly free After months of back and forth, tech billionaire Elon Musk finalized a deal to buy Twitter last Friday. Musk stepped into the chief executive position and dissolved the company's board of directors. As of next week, Twitter will not be publicly traded. In an open letter, Musk accused traditional media of fueling political polarization. In contrast, Musk said he acquired Twitter to encourage a “common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner.”  10,000 babies spared from abortion since Dobbs case FiveThirtyEight reports over 10,000 fewer abortions took place in the months following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  Overall, the number of abortions nationwide declined 6% between April and August. Some states experienced a near 100% decline in abortions, including Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.  U.S. Senate is up for grabs Also from FiveThirtyEight, control of the U.S. Senate is now in a dead heat between Republicans and Democrats in the midterm elections. Projections also give Republicans substantial odds of taking back the U.S. House of Representatives.  In the governors' races, Democrats are expected to flip Massachusetts and Maryland while Republicans have a good chance of flipping Nevada, Wisconsin, and Oregon. Take a look at iVoterGuide.com to learn more about the candidates on the ballot in your state.   Just type in your street address on the home page to get a personalized ballot. 225,000 North Macedonian children get Bibles And finally, a Texas-based ministry recently delivered over 225,000 children's Bibles to North Macedonia, located in Europe between Serbia to the North and Greece to the South. Eastern European Missions made the delivery to the former communist bloc country after delivering 650,000 Bibles to public schools in Croatia last year. The ministry started out in the 1960s, smuggling between hundreds and thousands of Bibles into the Soviet Union. Now, Eastern European Missions delivers 1.5 million Bibles in over 20 languages to over 30 countries in a year. Revelation 5:9 says of Christ, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 2nd, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Fight Laugh Feast USA
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

Fight Laugh Feast USA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 16:44


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Wednesday, November 2nd 2022. Happy hump day everyone, I hope you all have been having an excellent week thus far… Before we get to the newsbrief: Fight Laugh Feast Magazine Our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine is a quarterly issue that packs a punch like a 21 year Balvenie, no ice. We don’t water down our scotch, why would we water down our theology? Order a yearly subscription for yourself and then send a couple yearly subscriptions to your friends who have been drinking luke-warm evangelical cool-aid. Every quarter we promise quality food for the soul, wine for the heart, and some Red Bull for turning over tables. Our magazine will include cultural commentary, a Psalm of the quarter, recipes for feasting, laughter sprinkled through out the glossy pages, and more. Sign up today, at fightlaughfeast.com. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-justice-roberts-blocks-house-committee-from-obtaining-trump-tax-returns?utm_campaign=64487 Justice Roberts blocks House committee from obtaining Trump tax returns Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has granted an administrative stay of a lower court order that prevents the House Ways and Means Committee from accessing Trump's tax returns. The stay is temporary and will last until the court considers a final decision. On Monday, the former president asked the Supreme Court to block the House Ways and Means Committee from accessing his tax returns after it requested six years' worth of Trump's returns as part of an investigation into IRS audit practices of presidents and vice presidents, reports ABC News. Trump accused the committee of seeking his taxes under dubious circumstances, with a petition to the Supreme Court reading "The Committee's purpose in requesting President Trump's tax returns has nothing to do with funding or staffing issues at the IRS and everything to do with releasing the President's tax information to the public." In August, a federal appeals court ruled that the committee would be handed the tax returns, having first sought the returns in 2019. NBC reports that Trump "recently failed to block the request on Thursday when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals shot down his request to reconsider a unanimous opinion from one of its three-judge panels approving the committee's access to the documents." Trump says that the panel's attempts to get their hands on his returns are purely political. https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2022/11/01/voter-registration-has-been-a-disaster-democrats-have-lost-330000-voters-in-florida-n507245 'Voter registration has been a disaster': Democrats have lost 330,000 voters in Florida Democrats are not poised to do well in Florida next week. In fact, it looks like they may not do well in the state for some time. Since the 2020 election, Dems have lost more than 330,000 registered voters in the state while GOP registrations have surged. The Florida Division of Elections released its voter registration report for the November election, known as book closing, earlier this month. Taken with the reports from the general elections in 2020 and 2018, Republicans and no-party-affiliate voters show a steady increase in voter registration. But from 2020 to 2022, Democrats lost 331,810 voters… News 6 political analyst and UCF professor Dr. Jim Clark says the problem can be laid at the feet of the Florida Democratic Party. The result of this large shift in registrations is that the GOP now has a registration advantage in the state for the first time. As of last month, there were 5.3 million registered Republicans and just under 5 million Democrats in Florida, marking the first time in state history that the GOP will carry a voter advantage on Election Day. As bad as that news is, what’s even worse is who Democrats are losing. Republicans have picked up where Trump left off. More than half of their gains in registered voters can be attributed to the 58,000 new Hispanic voters who checked “Republican” on their forms. Democrats, though, are bleeding support from these communities. The party saw a net loss of more than 46,000 Hispanic voters. The reversal is made more stunning because Democrats entered the election cycle firmly aware of the trend and set out to address it, promising they would have dedicated staff and outreach focused on the disparate Hispanic communities that are scattered across the state… It is also worth noting that Republicans saw a slight but sizable uptick of Black registered voters in the past two years while Democrats lost more than 71,000, a quarter of which came from Miami-Dade. The result of all of this is that Republicans are in a position to win in Miami-Dade County for the first time in 20 years. The party has picked up 11,000 new voters in the county since 2020 while Democrats have lost nearly 58,000 voters over the same time span. On top of the registration advantage, the GOP also has a big money advantage. CNN notes that in 2020 Michael Bloomberg committed $100 million to help Biden win Florida. This year there are no outside benefactors coming to rescue the Democrats. Meanwhile, Gov. DeSantis has raised nearly $200 million. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) political operation reported raising $177.4 million through Sept. 9, breaking the gubernatorial fundraising record without adjusting for inflation, a new OpenSecrets analysis of state campaign finance filings found. His reelection campaign has raised over $31.4 million since January 2021, and Friends of Ron DeSantis, his state-level PAC that is not subject to contribution limits, raked in $146 million since January 2019. The bottom line is that even the Miami Herald doesn’t see much hope for Democrats this year. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans%20predicted-huge-house-win-forecast Majority rules: Republicans predicted to have huge House win in new forecast The Republican Party is set to experience a big win in the House of Representatives come election night, gaining a double-digit edge in the lower chamber of Congress. The GOP needs to have a net gain of at least five seats in the House if it wishes to take the majority, but predictions released on Tuesday indicate that the party may have a 19-seat majority after election night, bringing its total to 236 seats. This estimate is based on if Republican candidates win half of the toss-up races that are in a dead heat, according to Fox News. The majority by the GOP could be bigger or smaller, depending on voter outcome for the party. In a best-case scenario for Republicans, the party would leave election night with 249 seats, while a best-case scenario for the Democratic Party would be for Republicans to have only 223 seats after the election, according to the outlet. The Republican Party's lead in the 2022 midterm House elections can possibly be attributed to its focus on inflation and crime, while Democrats have focused on abortion rights following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year. An ABC/Ipsos poll conducted from Oct. 28-29 found that 26% of those surveyed ranked the economy as the most important issue, while 23% reported inflation was the most important. The poll surveyed 729 adults and had a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points. While Republicans are expected to take control of the House, the Senate remains up in the air, as the party only won in 50 of the 100 simulated outcomes of the midterm elections for the Senate, according to FiveThirtyEight. The GOP needs to have a net gain of at least one senator if it wishes to take control of the upper chamber of Congress. Accountable2You Is your smartphone a tool in the service of Christ, or a minefield of distractions and temptations? With soul-killing seductions just a few taps away, our families and churches must embrace biblical accountability on our digital devices. Accountable2You makes transparency easy on all your family's devices, by sharing app usage and detailed browsing history—including "Incognito" mode—with your spouse, parent, or chosen accountability partner. Accountable2You helps your family to proactively guard against temptation, so you can live with integrity for God's glory! Learn more and try it for free at Accountable2You.com/FLF https://breakingdefense.com/2022/10/as-army-begins-electrification-push-c5isr-office-aims-to-smooth-bumps-in-the-road/ As Army begins electrification push, C5ISR office aims to smooth bumps in the road As the Army seeks to be more energy efficient between fiscal 2023 and 2027, officials with the service’s C5ISR Center told Breaking Defense they’re working on a plan to make the transition, whether its to installation microgrids or the planned electrified vehicle fleet, smoother and smarter. The Army’s ambitious climate strategy, which it estimates will cost upwards of $6.8 billion over five years, follows three lines of efforts: installations, acquisition and logistics and training. According to the strategy’s implementation plan, released Oct. 5, $5.2 billion of that will go to the installation line of effort, wherein the service wants to field fully electric non-tactical vehicles and reduce greenhouse gasses. The Army also wants to operationalize 55 microgrids on its installations (20 microgrids by fiscal 2024, 15 more by FY26 and then 20 more in FY27) with a total cost of $1.6 billion. (The training portion is expected to cost far less.) The service is currently working on implementing the first set of those tactical microgrids, which will allow the service to “interconnect” power equipment in an “interoperable and smart way,” Marnie Bailey, power division chief at the Army’s C5ISR Center, told Breaking Defense in an interview this week. She added that the development of the tactical microgrid standard (TMS) has underpinned a lot of the research the Army has been doing in that area. TMS is an interoperability standard that allows devices to plug and play together, and that’s what the Army wants to do with its power systems, Mike Gonzalez, expeditionary power and environmental controls branch chief at the C5ISR Center, added. Over the next year, the Army wants to explore how to do active load management (things that consume power, like electronics) through the use of the TMS, which can monitor the loads and see how much power installations or bases are consuming on a regular basis, whether the facilities are stateside or in far-flung regions. According to the Army’s climate plan, the service plans to field an all-electric light-duty-non-tactical vehicle fleet by 2027 and is aiming for an all-electric non-tactical fleet overall by 2035. The Army wants to reap the benefits of the technologies and, at the same time, make sure the transition to these new concepts are seamless for soldiers. As part of that, the service is engaging in “soldier touchpoints” to get feedback on what is and isn’t working. Those soldier touchpoints are key to making sure the Army doesn’t spend years on stuff that’s not performing in real situations, Gonzalez said. As to how the Army sees in the opportunities space over the next fiscal years coming up, both Bailey and Gonzalez summed it up in three words: intentionality, flexibility and maximizing options. It also opens up opportunities for incorporating things like artificial intelligence in the future for things like controls, Bailey added, but the focus right now remains on implementing the interoperability standards into equipment. https://dailycaller.com/2022/11/01/fed-interest-to-pass-defense-budget/ The Government Is Set To Spend More On Debt Payments Than The Entire Defense Budget Interest on federal debt is set to skyrocket, potentially surpassing defense spending by as early as 2025, CNN reported Tuesday. The federal government made $475 billion in net interest payments in the fiscal year 2022 — which ended in September — up from $352 in fiscal year 2021, according to the Treasury Department. The number exceeds the $406 billion spent on transportation and veterans’ benefits, and is on track to eclipse the roughly $750 billion spent on defense this year between 2025 to 2026, according to CNN, citing financial analytics firm Moody’s Analytics. (‘Reckless’: Obama Economist Tears Apart Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness) “Regardless of who wins the midterms or in 2024, there are really difficult decisions that will have to be made,” Dan White, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, told CNN. “This is really going to handcuff them.” The Federal Reserve has historically kept interest rates low in a bid to encourage economic growth and the purchase of U.S. debt by foreign investors, CNN reported. This contributed to aggressive borrowing campaigns by both the Trump and Biden administrations, which boosted the nation’s debt past $31 trillion for the first time this year, that have “fast-forwarded us almost an entire generation” in terms of debt, White said. With inflation still above 8%, far above the Federal Reserve’s goal of 2%, it is unlikely that the Fed will slow its pace of interest rate hikes this week in a bid to put downward pressure on the economy and slow inflation, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. As interest rate hikes push economic activity down and the cost of interest up, the U.S. might soon be in a position where it struggles to make its interest payments, White told CNN. A recession, which economists consider increasingly likely, would make it even more difficult to make interest rate payments, since governments typically spend more on social programs during recessions, White told CNN. Now it’s time for my favorite topic… sports! https://www.si.com/xfl/2022/10/31/xfl-unveils-cities-teams-2023-season XFL Unveils Eight Cities, Teams for 2023 Season Hopefully, the third time’s the charm for the XFL. The newest edition of the spring football league formally announced cities, team names and logos for its new season Monday. The XFL failed to live past its first season in 2001 and the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the 2020 season after only a few weeks, but 2023 will be a new year. The season is set to start Feb. 18, 2023, and games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and FX. ESPN’s Laura Rutledge showed off the new logos, names and cities for all eight of the XFL’s squads in the announcement video. Here are the eight franchises and coaches for the 2023 XFL season: Arlington (Texas) Renegades - Bob Stoops D.C. Defenders - Reggie Barlow Houston Roughnecks - Wade Phillips Orlando Guardians - Terrell Buckley San Antonio Brahmas - Hines Ward Seattle Sea Dragons - Jim Haslett St. Louis Battlehawks - Anthony Becht Vegas Vipers - Rod Woodson

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 16:44


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Wednesday, November 2nd 2022. Happy hump day everyone, I hope you all have been having an excellent week thus far… Before we get to the newsbrief: Fight Laugh Feast Magazine Our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine is a quarterly issue that packs a punch like a 21 year Balvenie, no ice. We don’t water down our scotch, why would we water down our theology? Order a yearly subscription for yourself and then send a couple yearly subscriptions to your friends who have been drinking luke-warm evangelical cool-aid. Every quarter we promise quality food for the soul, wine for the heart, and some Red Bull for turning over tables. Our magazine will include cultural commentary, a Psalm of the quarter, recipes for feasting, laughter sprinkled through out the glossy pages, and more. Sign up today, at fightlaughfeast.com. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-justice-roberts-blocks-house-committee-from-obtaining-trump-tax-returns?utm_campaign=64487 Justice Roberts blocks House committee from obtaining Trump tax returns Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has granted an administrative stay of a lower court order that prevents the House Ways and Means Committee from accessing Trump's tax returns. The stay is temporary and will last until the court considers a final decision. On Monday, the former president asked the Supreme Court to block the House Ways and Means Committee from accessing his tax returns after it requested six years' worth of Trump's returns as part of an investigation into IRS audit practices of presidents and vice presidents, reports ABC News. Trump accused the committee of seeking his taxes under dubious circumstances, with a petition to the Supreme Court reading "The Committee's purpose in requesting President Trump's tax returns has nothing to do with funding or staffing issues at the IRS and everything to do with releasing the President's tax information to the public." In August, a federal appeals court ruled that the committee would be handed the tax returns, having first sought the returns in 2019. NBC reports that Trump "recently failed to block the request on Thursday when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals shot down his request to reconsider a unanimous opinion from one of its three-judge panels approving the committee's access to the documents." Trump says that the panel's attempts to get their hands on his returns are purely political. https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2022/11/01/voter-registration-has-been-a-disaster-democrats-have-lost-330000-voters-in-florida-n507245 'Voter registration has been a disaster': Democrats have lost 330,000 voters in Florida Democrats are not poised to do well in Florida next week. In fact, it looks like they may not do well in the state for some time. Since the 2020 election, Dems have lost more than 330,000 registered voters in the state while GOP registrations have surged. The Florida Division of Elections released its voter registration report for the November election, known as book closing, earlier this month. Taken with the reports from the general elections in 2020 and 2018, Republicans and no-party-affiliate voters show a steady increase in voter registration. But from 2020 to 2022, Democrats lost 331,810 voters… News 6 political analyst and UCF professor Dr. Jim Clark says the problem can be laid at the feet of the Florida Democratic Party. The result of this large shift in registrations is that the GOP now has a registration advantage in the state for the first time. As of last month, there were 5.3 million registered Republicans and just under 5 million Democrats in Florida, marking the first time in state history that the GOP will carry a voter advantage on Election Day. As bad as that news is, what’s even worse is who Democrats are losing. Republicans have picked up where Trump left off. More than half of their gains in registered voters can be attributed to the 58,000 new Hispanic voters who checked “Republican” on their forms. Democrats, though, are bleeding support from these communities. The party saw a net loss of more than 46,000 Hispanic voters. The reversal is made more stunning because Democrats entered the election cycle firmly aware of the trend and set out to address it, promising they would have dedicated staff and outreach focused on the disparate Hispanic communities that are scattered across the state… It is also worth noting that Republicans saw a slight but sizable uptick of Black registered voters in the past two years while Democrats lost more than 71,000, a quarter of which came from Miami-Dade. The result of all of this is that Republicans are in a position to win in Miami-Dade County for the first time in 20 years. The party has picked up 11,000 new voters in the county since 2020 while Democrats have lost nearly 58,000 voters over the same time span. On top of the registration advantage, the GOP also has a big money advantage. CNN notes that in 2020 Michael Bloomberg committed $100 million to help Biden win Florida. This year there are no outside benefactors coming to rescue the Democrats. Meanwhile, Gov. DeSantis has raised nearly $200 million. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) political operation reported raising $177.4 million through Sept. 9, breaking the gubernatorial fundraising record without adjusting for inflation, a new OpenSecrets analysis of state campaign finance filings found. His reelection campaign has raised over $31.4 million since January 2021, and Friends of Ron DeSantis, his state-level PAC that is not subject to contribution limits, raked in $146 million since January 2019. The bottom line is that even the Miami Herald doesn’t see much hope for Democrats this year. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans%20predicted-huge-house-win-forecast Majority rules: Republicans predicted to have huge House win in new forecast The Republican Party is set to experience a big win in the House of Representatives come election night, gaining a double-digit edge in the lower chamber of Congress. The GOP needs to have a net gain of at least five seats in the House if it wishes to take the majority, but predictions released on Tuesday indicate that the party may have a 19-seat majority after election night, bringing its total to 236 seats. This estimate is based on if Republican candidates win half of the toss-up races that are in a dead heat, according to Fox News. The majority by the GOP could be bigger or smaller, depending on voter outcome for the party. In a best-case scenario for Republicans, the party would leave election night with 249 seats, while a best-case scenario for the Democratic Party would be for Republicans to have only 223 seats after the election, according to the outlet. The Republican Party's lead in the 2022 midterm House elections can possibly be attributed to its focus on inflation and crime, while Democrats have focused on abortion rights following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year. An ABC/Ipsos poll conducted from Oct. 28-29 found that 26% of those surveyed ranked the economy as the most important issue, while 23% reported inflation was the most important. The poll surveyed 729 adults and had a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points. While Republicans are expected to take control of the House, the Senate remains up in the air, as the party only won in 50 of the 100 simulated outcomes of the midterm elections for the Senate, according to FiveThirtyEight. The GOP needs to have a net gain of at least one senator if it wishes to take control of the upper chamber of Congress. Accountable2You Is your smartphone a tool in the service of Christ, or a minefield of distractions and temptations? With soul-killing seductions just a few taps away, our families and churches must embrace biblical accountability on our digital devices. Accountable2You makes transparency easy on all your family's devices, by sharing app usage and detailed browsing history—including "Incognito" mode—with your spouse, parent, or chosen accountability partner. Accountable2You helps your family to proactively guard against temptation, so you can live with integrity for God's glory! Learn more and try it for free at Accountable2You.com/FLF https://breakingdefense.com/2022/10/as-army-begins-electrification-push-c5isr-office-aims-to-smooth-bumps-in-the-road/ As Army begins electrification push, C5ISR office aims to smooth bumps in the road As the Army seeks to be more energy efficient between fiscal 2023 and 2027, officials with the service’s C5ISR Center told Breaking Defense they’re working on a plan to make the transition, whether its to installation microgrids or the planned electrified vehicle fleet, smoother and smarter. The Army’s ambitious climate strategy, which it estimates will cost upwards of $6.8 billion over five years, follows three lines of efforts: installations, acquisition and logistics and training. According to the strategy’s implementation plan, released Oct. 5, $5.2 billion of that will go to the installation line of effort, wherein the service wants to field fully electric non-tactical vehicles and reduce greenhouse gasses. The Army also wants to operationalize 55 microgrids on its installations (20 microgrids by fiscal 2024, 15 more by FY26 and then 20 more in FY27) with a total cost of $1.6 billion. (The training portion is expected to cost far less.) The service is currently working on implementing the first set of those tactical microgrids, which will allow the service to “interconnect” power equipment in an “interoperable and smart way,” Marnie Bailey, power division chief at the Army’s C5ISR Center, told Breaking Defense in an interview this week. She added that the development of the tactical microgrid standard (TMS) has underpinned a lot of the research the Army has been doing in that area. TMS is an interoperability standard that allows devices to plug and play together, and that’s what the Army wants to do with its power systems, Mike Gonzalez, expeditionary power and environmental controls branch chief at the C5ISR Center, added. Over the next year, the Army wants to explore how to do active load management (things that consume power, like electronics) through the use of the TMS, which can monitor the loads and see how much power installations or bases are consuming on a regular basis, whether the facilities are stateside or in far-flung regions. According to the Army’s climate plan, the service plans to field an all-electric light-duty-non-tactical vehicle fleet by 2027 and is aiming for an all-electric non-tactical fleet overall by 2035. The Army wants to reap the benefits of the technologies and, at the same time, make sure the transition to these new concepts are seamless for soldiers. As part of that, the service is engaging in “soldier touchpoints” to get feedback on what is and isn’t working. Those soldier touchpoints are key to making sure the Army doesn’t spend years on stuff that’s not performing in real situations, Gonzalez said. As to how the Army sees in the opportunities space over the next fiscal years coming up, both Bailey and Gonzalez summed it up in three words: intentionality, flexibility and maximizing options. It also opens up opportunities for incorporating things like artificial intelligence in the future for things like controls, Bailey added, but the focus right now remains on implementing the interoperability standards into equipment. https://dailycaller.com/2022/11/01/fed-interest-to-pass-defense-budget/ The Government Is Set To Spend More On Debt Payments Than The Entire Defense Budget Interest on federal debt is set to skyrocket, potentially surpassing defense spending by as early as 2025, CNN reported Tuesday. The federal government made $475 billion in net interest payments in the fiscal year 2022 — which ended in September — up from $352 in fiscal year 2021, according to the Treasury Department. The number exceeds the $406 billion spent on transportation and veterans’ benefits, and is on track to eclipse the roughly $750 billion spent on defense this year between 2025 to 2026, according to CNN, citing financial analytics firm Moody’s Analytics. (‘Reckless’: Obama Economist Tears Apart Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness) “Regardless of who wins the midterms or in 2024, there are really difficult decisions that will have to be made,” Dan White, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, told CNN. “This is really going to handcuff them.” The Federal Reserve has historically kept interest rates low in a bid to encourage economic growth and the purchase of U.S. debt by foreign investors, CNN reported. This contributed to aggressive borrowing campaigns by both the Trump and Biden administrations, which boosted the nation’s debt past $31 trillion for the first time this year, that have “fast-forwarded us almost an entire generation” in terms of debt, White said. With inflation still above 8%, far above the Federal Reserve’s goal of 2%, it is unlikely that the Fed will slow its pace of interest rate hikes this week in a bid to put downward pressure on the economy and slow inflation, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. As interest rate hikes push economic activity down and the cost of interest up, the U.S. might soon be in a position where it struggles to make its interest payments, White told CNN. A recession, which economists consider increasingly likely, would make it even more difficult to make interest rate payments, since governments typically spend more on social programs during recessions, White told CNN. Now it’s time for my favorite topic… sports! https://www.si.com/xfl/2022/10/31/xfl-unveils-cities-teams-2023-season XFL Unveils Eight Cities, Teams for 2023 Season Hopefully, the third time’s the charm for the XFL. The newest edition of the spring football league formally announced cities, team names and logos for its new season Monday. The XFL failed to live past its first season in 2001 and the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the 2020 season after only a few weeks, but 2023 will be a new year. The season is set to start Feb. 18, 2023, and games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and FX. ESPN’s Laura Rutledge showed off the new logos, names and cities for all eight of the XFL’s squads in the announcement video. Here are the eight franchises and coaches for the 2023 XFL season: Arlington (Texas) Renegades - Bob Stoops D.C. Defenders - Reggie Barlow Houston Roughnecks - Wade Phillips Orlando Guardians - Terrell Buckley San Antonio Brahmas - Hines Ward Seattle Sea Dragons - Jim Haslett St. Louis Battlehawks - Anthony Becht Vegas Vipers - Rod Woodson

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 16:44


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Wednesday, November 2nd 2022. Happy hump day everyone, I hope you all have been having an excellent week thus far… Before we get to the newsbrief: Fight Laugh Feast Magazine Our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine is a quarterly issue that packs a punch like a 21 year Balvenie, no ice. We don’t water down our scotch, why would we water down our theology? Order a yearly subscription for yourself and then send a couple yearly subscriptions to your friends who have been drinking luke-warm evangelical cool-aid. Every quarter we promise quality food for the soul, wine for the heart, and some Red Bull for turning over tables. Our magazine will include cultural commentary, a Psalm of the quarter, recipes for feasting, laughter sprinkled through out the glossy pages, and more. Sign up today, at fightlaughfeast.com. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-justice-roberts-blocks-house-committee-from-obtaining-trump-tax-returns?utm_campaign=64487 Justice Roberts blocks House committee from obtaining Trump tax returns Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has granted an administrative stay of a lower court order that prevents the House Ways and Means Committee from accessing Trump's tax returns. The stay is temporary and will last until the court considers a final decision. On Monday, the former president asked the Supreme Court to block the House Ways and Means Committee from accessing his tax returns after it requested six years' worth of Trump's returns as part of an investigation into IRS audit practices of presidents and vice presidents, reports ABC News. Trump accused the committee of seeking his taxes under dubious circumstances, with a petition to the Supreme Court reading "The Committee's purpose in requesting President Trump's tax returns has nothing to do with funding or staffing issues at the IRS and everything to do with releasing the President's tax information to the public." In August, a federal appeals court ruled that the committee would be handed the tax returns, having first sought the returns in 2019. NBC reports that Trump "recently failed to block the request on Thursday when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals shot down his request to reconsider a unanimous opinion from one of its three-judge panels approving the committee's access to the documents." Trump says that the panel's attempts to get their hands on his returns are purely political. https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2022/11/01/voter-registration-has-been-a-disaster-democrats-have-lost-330000-voters-in-florida-n507245 'Voter registration has been a disaster': Democrats have lost 330,000 voters in Florida Democrats are not poised to do well in Florida next week. In fact, it looks like they may not do well in the state for some time. Since the 2020 election, Dems have lost more than 330,000 registered voters in the state while GOP registrations have surged. The Florida Division of Elections released its voter registration report for the November election, known as book closing, earlier this month. Taken with the reports from the general elections in 2020 and 2018, Republicans and no-party-affiliate voters show a steady increase in voter registration. But from 2020 to 2022, Democrats lost 331,810 voters… News 6 political analyst and UCF professor Dr. Jim Clark says the problem can be laid at the feet of the Florida Democratic Party. The result of this large shift in registrations is that the GOP now has a registration advantage in the state for the first time. As of last month, there were 5.3 million registered Republicans and just under 5 million Democrats in Florida, marking the first time in state history that the GOP will carry a voter advantage on Election Day. As bad as that news is, what’s even worse is who Democrats are losing. Republicans have picked up where Trump left off. More than half of their gains in registered voters can be attributed to the 58,000 new Hispanic voters who checked “Republican” on their forms. Democrats, though, are bleeding support from these communities. The party saw a net loss of more than 46,000 Hispanic voters. The reversal is made more stunning because Democrats entered the election cycle firmly aware of the trend and set out to address it, promising they would have dedicated staff and outreach focused on the disparate Hispanic communities that are scattered across the state… It is also worth noting that Republicans saw a slight but sizable uptick of Black registered voters in the past two years while Democrats lost more than 71,000, a quarter of which came from Miami-Dade. The result of all of this is that Republicans are in a position to win in Miami-Dade County for the first time in 20 years. The party has picked up 11,000 new voters in the county since 2020 while Democrats have lost nearly 58,000 voters over the same time span. On top of the registration advantage, the GOP also has a big money advantage. CNN notes that in 2020 Michael Bloomberg committed $100 million to help Biden win Florida. This year there are no outside benefactors coming to rescue the Democrats. Meanwhile, Gov. DeSantis has raised nearly $200 million. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) political operation reported raising $177.4 million through Sept. 9, breaking the gubernatorial fundraising record without adjusting for inflation, a new OpenSecrets analysis of state campaign finance filings found. His reelection campaign has raised over $31.4 million since January 2021, and Friends of Ron DeSantis, his state-level PAC that is not subject to contribution limits, raked in $146 million since January 2019. The bottom line is that even the Miami Herald doesn’t see much hope for Democrats this year. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans%20predicted-huge-house-win-forecast Majority rules: Republicans predicted to have huge House win in new forecast The Republican Party is set to experience a big win in the House of Representatives come election night, gaining a double-digit edge in the lower chamber of Congress. The GOP needs to have a net gain of at least five seats in the House if it wishes to take the majority, but predictions released on Tuesday indicate that the party may have a 19-seat majority after election night, bringing its total to 236 seats. This estimate is based on if Republican candidates win half of the toss-up races that are in a dead heat, according to Fox News. The majority by the GOP could be bigger or smaller, depending on voter outcome for the party. In a best-case scenario for Republicans, the party would leave election night with 249 seats, while a best-case scenario for the Democratic Party would be for Republicans to have only 223 seats after the election, according to the outlet. The Republican Party's lead in the 2022 midterm House elections can possibly be attributed to its focus on inflation and crime, while Democrats have focused on abortion rights following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year. An ABC/Ipsos poll conducted from Oct. 28-29 found that 26% of those surveyed ranked the economy as the most important issue, while 23% reported inflation was the most important. The poll surveyed 729 adults and had a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points. While Republicans are expected to take control of the House, the Senate remains up in the air, as the party only won in 50 of the 100 simulated outcomes of the midterm elections for the Senate, according to FiveThirtyEight. The GOP needs to have a net gain of at least one senator if it wishes to take control of the upper chamber of Congress. Accountable2You Is your smartphone a tool in the service of Christ, or a minefield of distractions and temptations? With soul-killing seductions just a few taps away, our families and churches must embrace biblical accountability on our digital devices. Accountable2You makes transparency easy on all your family's devices, by sharing app usage and detailed browsing history—including "Incognito" mode—with your spouse, parent, or chosen accountability partner. Accountable2You helps your family to proactively guard against temptation, so you can live with integrity for God's glory! Learn more and try it for free at Accountable2You.com/FLF https://breakingdefense.com/2022/10/as-army-begins-electrification-push-c5isr-office-aims-to-smooth-bumps-in-the-road/ As Army begins electrification push, C5ISR office aims to smooth bumps in the road As the Army seeks to be more energy efficient between fiscal 2023 and 2027, officials with the service’s C5ISR Center told Breaking Defense they’re working on a plan to make the transition, whether its to installation microgrids or the planned electrified vehicle fleet, smoother and smarter. The Army’s ambitious climate strategy, which it estimates will cost upwards of $6.8 billion over five years, follows three lines of efforts: installations, acquisition and logistics and training. According to the strategy’s implementation plan, released Oct. 5, $5.2 billion of that will go to the installation line of effort, wherein the service wants to field fully electric non-tactical vehicles and reduce greenhouse gasses. The Army also wants to operationalize 55 microgrids on its installations (20 microgrids by fiscal 2024, 15 more by FY26 and then 20 more in FY27) with a total cost of $1.6 billion. (The training portion is expected to cost far less.) The service is currently working on implementing the first set of those tactical microgrids, which will allow the service to “interconnect” power equipment in an “interoperable and smart way,” Marnie Bailey, power division chief at the Army’s C5ISR Center, told Breaking Defense in an interview this week. She added that the development of the tactical microgrid standard (TMS) has underpinned a lot of the research the Army has been doing in that area. TMS is an interoperability standard that allows devices to plug and play together, and that’s what the Army wants to do with its power systems, Mike Gonzalez, expeditionary power and environmental controls branch chief at the C5ISR Center, added. Over the next year, the Army wants to explore how to do active load management (things that consume power, like electronics) through the use of the TMS, which can monitor the loads and see how much power installations or bases are consuming on a regular basis, whether the facilities are stateside or in far-flung regions. According to the Army’s climate plan, the service plans to field an all-electric light-duty-non-tactical vehicle fleet by 2027 and is aiming for an all-electric non-tactical fleet overall by 2035. The Army wants to reap the benefits of the technologies and, at the same time, make sure the transition to these new concepts are seamless for soldiers. As part of that, the service is engaging in “soldier touchpoints” to get feedback on what is and isn’t working. Those soldier touchpoints are key to making sure the Army doesn’t spend years on stuff that’s not performing in real situations, Gonzalez said. As to how the Army sees in the opportunities space over the next fiscal years coming up, both Bailey and Gonzalez summed it up in three words: intentionality, flexibility and maximizing options. It also opens up opportunities for incorporating things like artificial intelligence in the future for things like controls, Bailey added, but the focus right now remains on implementing the interoperability standards into equipment. https://dailycaller.com/2022/11/01/fed-interest-to-pass-defense-budget/ The Government Is Set To Spend More On Debt Payments Than The Entire Defense Budget Interest on federal debt is set to skyrocket, potentially surpassing defense spending by as early as 2025, CNN reported Tuesday. The federal government made $475 billion in net interest payments in the fiscal year 2022 — which ended in September — up from $352 in fiscal year 2021, according to the Treasury Department. The number exceeds the $406 billion spent on transportation and veterans’ benefits, and is on track to eclipse the roughly $750 billion spent on defense this year between 2025 to 2026, according to CNN, citing financial analytics firm Moody’s Analytics. (‘Reckless’: Obama Economist Tears Apart Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness) “Regardless of who wins the midterms or in 2024, there are really difficult decisions that will have to be made,” Dan White, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, told CNN. “This is really going to handcuff them.” The Federal Reserve has historically kept interest rates low in a bid to encourage economic growth and the purchase of U.S. debt by foreign investors, CNN reported. This contributed to aggressive borrowing campaigns by both the Trump and Biden administrations, which boosted the nation’s debt past $31 trillion for the first time this year, that have “fast-forwarded us almost an entire generation” in terms of debt, White said. With inflation still above 8%, far above the Federal Reserve’s goal of 2%, it is unlikely that the Fed will slow its pace of interest rate hikes this week in a bid to put downward pressure on the economy and slow inflation, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. As interest rate hikes push economic activity down and the cost of interest up, the U.S. might soon be in a position where it struggles to make its interest payments, White told CNN. A recession, which economists consider increasingly likely, would make it even more difficult to make interest rate payments, since governments typically spend more on social programs during recessions, White told CNN. Now it’s time for my favorite topic… sports! https://www.si.com/xfl/2022/10/31/xfl-unveils-cities-teams-2023-season XFL Unveils Eight Cities, Teams for 2023 Season Hopefully, the third time’s the charm for the XFL. The newest edition of the spring football league formally announced cities, team names and logos for its new season Monday. The XFL failed to live past its first season in 2001 and the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the 2020 season after only a few weeks, but 2023 will be a new year. The season is set to start Feb. 18, 2023, and games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and FX. ESPN’s Laura Rutledge showed off the new logos, names and cities for all eight of the XFL’s squads in the announcement video. Here are the eight franchises and coaches for the 2023 XFL season: Arlington (Texas) Renegades - Bob Stoops D.C. Defenders - Reggie Barlow Houston Roughnecks - Wade Phillips Orlando Guardians - Terrell Buckley San Antonio Brahmas - Hines Ward Seattle Sea Dragons - Jim Haslett St. Louis Battlehawks - Anthony Becht Vegas Vipers - Rod Woodson