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Biden told officials media reports about U.S. intel sharing with Ukraine are counterproductive

Source: NBC

President Joe Biden spoke with top U.S. intelligence and defense officials on Friday to stress the importance of their work but also said that recent news reports about U.S. intelligence sharing with Ukraine have been counterproductive, according to two administration officials.

Biden spoke to the officials amid concern in his administration about news reports, including by NBC News, about U.S. intelligence sharing with Ukraine.

The CIA and the Office of the DNI declined to comment. The Pentagon and the National Security Council did not respond to requests for comment.

Biden spoke to the officials amid concern in his administration about news reports, including by NBC News, about U.S. intelligence sharing with Ukraine.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/biden-told-officials-media-reports-about-u-s-intel-sharing-with-ukraine-are-counterproductive/

Dr. Karen Ramstrom Fired by Trio of Destructive Shasta County Supervisors

Anewscafe.com is a northern California regional online liberal news source located in red rural Shasta county California. I live two counties over in Humboldt (native) but lived in Redding at one time.

I have utmost respect for Doni Chamberlain and the other writers and liberal posters at the site, they are truly putting up the good fight against entities like the Red White and Blueprint, Bethel Church, Carlos Zapata, and the Cottonwood Militia just for starters.

Shasta county recently had a supervisor recalled followed by the county medical officer being fired. If one has the time, read the comments too.

Dr. Karen Ramstrom Fired by Trio of Destructive Shasta County Supervisors

Posted on May 3, 2022 by Doni Chamberlain

Dr. Karen Ramstrom has been removed as Shasta County’s chief medical officer. She was fired by Shasta County Supervisors’ majority trio late this afternoon.

The decision was announced at the conclusion of the Board of Supervisors meeting after a yet-another closed-session employee evaluation of Ramstrom.

Shasta County Dist. 5 Supervisor Chair Les Baugh, Dist. 4 Supervisor Patrick Jones and Dist. 2 Supervisor Tim Garman voted in lock step to dismiss Ramstrom for literally no rational reason.

Dist.3 Supervisor Mary Rickert and Dist. 1 Supervisor Joe Chimenti cast the minority, failed votes against Ramstrom’s termination.

Following the vote, Supervisor Rickert, who was visibly shaken, was overheard telling someone that she’d fought as hard as she possibly could for Ramstrom over the last months, but that today’s vote left Rickert feeling as if she’d failed Ramstrom.




May 5th has been established as a day to bring awareness to a well-known reality of Indian Country– its daughters face higher rates of violence, rape, and murder than most Americans. The movement known as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) was founded and shaped by native women hoping to shed light on these stark realities and bring healing to their people.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers data that quantifies these injustices. A 2016 study by the National Institute of Justice determined four of five Native women (84.3%) have been victims of violence in their lives. 56.1% of Native women have experienced sexual violence. A Center for Disease Control and Prevention study determined that murder is the third leading cause of death for Native women.

Despite the need to focus efforts on this population, databases relied upon to catalog missing people and cold cases prove unreliable. Analysis by the National Crime Information Center in 2016 found there were 5,712 reports of missing Native women in the US Department of Justice’s federal missing person database. But, the National Missing and Unidentified Person’s System (NamUs) had only 116 of those cases logged.

long article with details of specific NA women from the north coast counties California:


Okra is easy and nice to grow, makes nice flowers than open and close and

follow the Sun.

Eat it all ways but boiled.

Like in eggs scrambled or fried or in a stew / gumbo / curry mix.

Best to pick when very tender.

Here is something good.

Get a good quality raw cheese pizza like Costco.

Top with many okra rounds, fresh peppers, hot Cajun sausage, garlic, and pepper jack cheese.

This is really tasty, restaurants should have okra pizzas.

San Francisco Giants' Alyssa Nakken, 31, makes major league history as first woman to coach on field

Source: espn

SAN FRANCISCO -- Alyssa Nakken was hard at work in the batting cage, just a few steps from the dugout, when suddenly the call came: The San Francisco Giants needed her to coach at first base.

She quickly pulled off her sweatshirt, grabbed her No. 92 jersey and found a bright orange batting helmet.

A few minutes later, Nakken made major league history as the first woman to coach on the field in a regular-season game when she took her spot Tuesday night in a 13-2 win over the San Diego Padres.

"I think we're all inspirations doing everything that we do on a day-to-day basis and I think, yes, this carries a little bit more weight because of the visibility, obviously there's a historical nature to it," she said. "But again, this is my job."

Read more: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/33727846/alyssa-nakken-31-makes-major-league-history-first-woman-coach-field-regular-season-game-san-francisco-giants


Does anyone know about the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews?

They are advertising on MSNBC for donations.

My question is whether or not this organization is a rightwing front or legitimate?

The link in the ad is for protectthejews.org.

On a search one gets this link to send a donation.


From that page one can link to International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

Their website is: https://www.ifcj.org/

That has been a thought in back of my mind.

That the best of the Russian equipment and personnel are being held in reserve for the future, like if NATO responds.

The Russian army appear to be chewing up older equipment and sorting through neophyte soldiers in a low tech attack brutalizing Ukraine, perhaps the method is itself a warning for other former Soviet republics.

Hope I am wrong.

China calls Russia its chief 'strategic partner' despite war

Have not observed much mention of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Members of SCO mostly abstained from Ukraine votes in the UN. Nations that abstained and are members of SCO are China. India, Pakistan, Russia and several former Asian USSR Republics. There are also other nations such as Iran jockeying for membership.

If the World was to fracture in a strict bipolar manner. probably be SCO and current potential SCO against NATO and the bulk of the UN; however, SCO would comprise more people, area, and natural resources.

China calls Russia its chief 'strategic partner' despite war

KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press March 7, 2022 Updated: March 7, 2022 7:54 a.m.

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister on Monday called Russia his country's “most important strategic partner” as Beijing continues to refuse to condemn the invasion of Ukraine despite growing pressure from the U.S. and European Union to use its influence to rein Moscow in.

Wang Yi said Chinese ties with Moscow constitute “one of the most crucial bilateral relationships in the world."

China has broken with the U.S., Europe and others that have imposed sanctions on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. Beijing has said sanctions create new issues and threaten a political settlement of the conflict.

“No matter how perilous the international landscape, we will maintain our strategic focus and promote the development of a comprehensive China-Russia partnership in the new era,” Wang said at a news conference on the sidelines of the annual meeting of China’s ceremonial parliament.

“The friendship between the two peoples is iron clad," he added.

Much attention has been paid to a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing on Feb. 4, after which a joint statement was issued affirming “strong mutual support for the protection of their core interests."

Russia said it endorses China's view of self-governing Taiwan as an “inalienable part of China, and opposes any forms of independence of Taiwan," while China backed Russia in opposing the further enlargement of NATO.

remainder of article at: https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/China-says-Russia-its-chief-strategic-partner-16982595.php

Studies reveal new 'stealth' omicron variant is 30% more transmissible. Should California be worried

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

New studies of the BA.2 sub-variant of the omicron strain of COVID — known as “stealth” omicron — show that the lineage is more transmissible than the original omicron, but may not be more severe. And so far, it doesn’t seem to be provoking another surge in cases.

While experts are keeping a close eye on BA.2 as it circulates around the world — it is already in all 50 U.S. states — many aren’t worried that it will upend recent progress in winding down the pandemic.

Here’s what you need to know.

What is BA.2?

BA.2 is a sub-variant of the omicron variant of COVID-19. It’s known as “stealth” omicron not because it’s harder to detect on coronavirus tests, said Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease expert at UCSF, but because it is not always recognized as omicron.

Read more: https://www.sfchronicle.com/health/article/New-studies-reveal-more-information-about-16948722.php

Why is MSNBC "hosting" ads for Spicer's Trump book?

Spicer's rump book allegedly reveals the Biden and Harris plan for making the USA a socialist nation. [sarcasm]

Somewhat jarring to flip to MSNBC have a Spicer book ad followed by reportage of Trump plans to disrupt the 2020 election by seizing voting machines, saying that January 6 insurrectionists would be pardoned, and suggesting civil war should TFG not be elected in 2024.

MSNBC is not on "our" side. There is no way that ad revenue for Spicer's book is even meaningful.

I think highly of Rachel Maddow and Nicole Wallace.

The thought crosses my mind on occasion that some MSNBC guests serve to make Democrats look bad even though the guests are supposedly pro-Democratic.

Our media sucks. If one takes a sober look at what we are fed, too much propaganda and lies or misrepresentations in any case. To watch the stew every day is near crazy making over the cognitive dissonance. To flip to Fox, one only finds lies and insanity.

What can be done now in a practical sense?
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