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Transformation-associated recombination (TAR) has been widely used to assemble large DNA constructs. One of the significant obstacles hindering assembly efficiency is the presence of error-prone DNA repair pathways in yeast, which results in vector backbone recircularization or illegitimate recombination products. To increase TAR assembly efficiency, we prepared a dual-selective TAR vector, pGFCS, by adding a PADH1-URA3 cassette to a previously described yeast-bacteria shuttle vector, pGF, harboring a PHIS3–HIS3 cassette as a positive selection marker. This new cassette works as a negative selection marker to ensure that yeast harboring a recircularized vector cannot propagate in the presence of 5-fluoroorotic acid. To prevent pGFCS bearing ura3 from recombining with endogenous ura3-52 in the yeast genome, a highly transformable Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain, VL6-48B, was prepared by chromosomal substitution of ura3-52 with a transgene conferring resistance to blasticidin. A 55-kb genomic fragment of monkeypox virus encompassing primary detection targets for quantitative PCR was assembled by TAR using pGFCS in VL6-48B. The pGFCS-mediated TAR assembly showed a zero rate of vector recircularization and an average correct assembly yield of 79% indicating that the dual-selection strategy provides an efficient approach to optimizing TAR assembly.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) published a new guide filled with ways educators can shift into “gender-inclusive biology.” Waiting for U.S. children, if the organization gets its way, is learning that mom is actually a “gestational parent” and dad is merely an “XY individual.”
Of all the people you’d expect to grasp the lunacy of this new-found gender fluidity, biology teachers are near the tip top.
The guide is titled “Gender-Inclusive Biology: A framework in action.’ In justifying its sweeping science curriculum recommendations, the NSTA claims that 45% of Americans view gender as a “spectrum.” Now that’s a new approach — deciding scientific validity with public opinion polls.
The stand-off between Russia and the Western nations, which has been developing since 2014, escalated into an active confrontation with the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, back in late February. In other words, the Great Game has ceased to be a game. It has become total war, though a hybrid one so far, since the armed conflict in Ukraine is not of a full-scale nature at present.
However, the danger of it intensifying towards a direct collision not only exists, but is increasing.
The challenge Russia is facing has no equivalents in our history. It’s not just that we have neither allies nor even potential partners left in the West. Frequent comparisons with the Cold War of the mid and late 20th century are inaccurate and rather disorienting. In terms of globalization and new technology, the modern form of confrontation is not only of a larger scale than the previous one, it is also much more intense. Ultimately, the main field of the ongoing battle is located inside the country.
The asymmetry between the opponents is huge, particularly the imbalance between the forces and capabilities available to them. Based on this, the US and its allies have set much more radical goals than the relatively conservative containment and deterrence strategies used toward the Soviet Union. They are in fact striving to exclude Russia from world politics as an independent factor, and to completely destroy the Russian economy.
The success of this strategy would allow the US-led West to finally resolve the “Russia question” and create favorable prospects for victory in the confrontation with China.
Hillary Clinton personally approved her campaign's plans in fall 2016 to share information with a reporter about an uncorroborated alleged server backchannel between Donald Trump and a top Russian bank, her former campaign manager testified Friday in federal court.
Robby Mook said he attended a meeting with other senior campaign officials where they learned about strange cyberactivity that suggested a relationship between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which is based in Moscow. The group decided to share the information with a reporter, and Mook subsequently ran that decision by Clinton herself.
"We discussed it with Hillary," Mook said, later adding that "she agreed with the decision."
Law enforcement has conducted a raid on Yuma County nonprofit organizations connected to the ballot trafficking scheme discovered by Yuma County citizens and revealed in the “2000 Mules” documentary.
True The Vote and Dinesh D’Souza’s groundbreaking new film revealed that the 2020 Presidential Election was stolen through illegal ballot trafficking and featured the undercover investigative work of David Lara and Arizona State Senate candidate Gary Snyder.
David Lara tells us, “San Luis is Ground Zero for election fraud in Arizona.”
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, The Yuma County Sheriff and Yuma County Recorder opened a new investigation into cases of impersonation fraud, false registrations, duplicate voting, and fraudulent use of absentee ballots.
Glenn Greenwald is the rare honest leftist reporter left on the scene today.
This weekend Greenwald released a scathing documentary on MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, the “Typhoid Mary of Disinformation.”
Greenwald put together a collage of her many lies from the past few years including the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, the Trump phone records hoax, and the origins of the coronavirus.
This is a powerful video. Of course, Glenn Greenwald could release a new video every day for the next year on the fake news purveyors in the mainstream media. Literally, the fake news mainstream media has lied about every major issue for the past six years.
The Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand and Franklin Foer pushed the Alfa Bank lies on MSNBC with Chris Hayes in 2018.
In late October 2016, just days before the November 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton tweeted out a statement from her adviser Jake Sullivan who is now the National Security Adviser for Joe Biden.
The report was on Donald Trump’s secret server to a Russian-based bank.
The report was complete lie and they all knew it at the time. And this past wee we learned that Hillary Clinton personally approved of the dissemination of this lie.
A veteran top German politician has said the West’s refusal to listen to Moscow’s concerns is one of the main causes of the current conflict in Ukraine. Oskar Lafontaine, who from 1995 until 1999 served as chair of the Social Democrats, accused the West of ignoring Russia’s security interests for years.
In an interview with left-wing newspaper Junge Welt published on Saturday, Lafontaine argued that “for a long time, we have been in a situation where Russia and China have been militarily encircled by the US.” The former SPD leader said Moscow had made it clear to NATO for 20 years that Ukraine should not become part of the military alliance – a scenario, which, according to Lafontaine, would mean US missiles deployed on the Ukraine-Russia border.
“These security interests were consistently ignored,” the politician said. And this was “one of the key reasons for the outbreak of the Ukraine war.”
Speaking of Ukraine’s NATO aspirations, the former SPD chair dismissed the argument that every country is free to decide what alliance to join.
“Everyone knows that the US would never accept Cuba’s accession to a military alliance with Russia, nor the deployment of Russian missiles on the US border with Mexico or Canada,” Lafontaine argued.
The Indiana motel room where former jail boss Vicky White and her convict beau Casey White stayed while on the run now has a long waitlist.
At least 70 true-crime aficionados are on a list to stay in Room 150 at the Motel 41 in Evansville, where the lovebirds spent their final days together before Vicky killed herself and Casey was caught after a chase, WAAY reported.
A motel clerk told the outlet that the ground-floor room, which normally costs $63 a night, is now going for $75 to $100.
On Sunday, 25 people called to ask for the infamous room, the clerk said, adding that staffers have removed the room number on the door after someone tried to swipe it as a souvenir.
The current monkeypox outbreak originated from a bioweapons lab in Ukraine, a source at the European Centers For Disease Control reportedly has revealed.
Independent investigator Dr. Benjamin Braddock claims that an unnamed source at the ECDC told him that preliminary analysis of the monkeypox strain currently doing the rounds found the virus came from a lab and may be related to the U.S’s biological research in Ukraine.
New York City has a series of books in its Mosaic Independent Reading Collection that focuses on teaching children as young as first grade and Kindergarten about LGBTQ+ and other left-wing issues, Fox News Digital has learned.
The reading lists, which include titles on Greta Thunberg and Elizabeth Warren, were created by the NYC Department of Education Library services, according to the TeachingBooks website. The page can only be accessed internally through the DOE's official login for students and teachers.
Brooklyn parent leader, Vito Labella, told Fox News Digital that he frequently gets calls from concerned parents who are worried about transgender and critical race theory-derived curricula being taught to their young children. Fox News Digital reached out to the DOE about the educational materials but did not receive a response.
Old Navy set out to make clothes shopping more inclusive for women of all body types. It ended up with too many extra-small and extra-large items and too few of the rest, a mismatch that frustrated customers and contributed to falling sales and a management shake-up.
The stumbles at Old Navy are a problem for its parent, Gap Inc. The chain accounts for the majority of the company’s sales and profits and helps prop up the weaker Gap and Banana Republic brands. It also shows the challenges of producing a wide range of sizes that have led some brands to stop carrying plus-sizes.
A Gap Inc. spokeswoman declined to comment. The company will report its latest quarterly results on May 26. Analysts expect the company to report net sales of $3.44 billion, down from the $3.99 billion it reported in the same period last year.
American democracy in action is as perturbing and frustrating to watch for a US citizen as it is confounding to outsiders. It's become especially true in this age of extreme partisan politics, where legislation is prepared, debated, stalled, passed, or killed through parliamentary procedures and processes that are opaque even to those participating in them. Rare are the moments of bipartisan agreement, when the democratic processes appear to flow seamlessly, allowing critical legislation to be enacted in a timely fashion.
However, when Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed through a massive $40 billion appropriations bill for aid to Ukraine, she did so in a single day. The text of the proposed legislation was released in the morning, a ‘debate’ was held throughout the day (in actuality, little more than a series of speeches by lawmakers on why this legislation was so important), and then a vote was taken that saw the bill approved by a 368-57 margin.
It was then sent on to the Senate, where both the Democrat's majority leader, Chuck Schumer, and the Republican minority leader, Mitch McConnell, were ready to similarly chaperone the legislation through their chamber and onto the desk of President Joe Biden, who had indicated he would sign it immediately.
Then something happened that speaks to the wisdom of the Founding Fathers when they crafted the bi-cameral makeup of the US Congress. James Madison, one of the major architects of the US Constitution, had envisioned that the US Senate would function, by design, as a deliberative body, serving as a check on the potential of the House to succumb to the passions of populism.
Like an incantation at high mass, Democrats chant their claim that vote fraud does not exist.
“Vote fraud is almost incalculably rare in the United States,” according to gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams of Georgia.
“And make no mistake,” Chuck Schumer of New York declared on the Senate floor. “There has been no evidence of any significant or widespread voter fraud.”
“The Big Lie is just that,” President Joe Biden bellowed about crooked ballots. “A Big Lie!”
Election-integrity expert Catherine Engelbrecht offered the perfect rejoinder to this nonsense. True the Vote’s founder said: “You don’t need a whole lot of fraud. You just need a little, in the right places, over time.”
According to a recent CBS News/YouGov poll, the majority of Americans don’t feel too confident with Joe Biden in the Oval Office. In fact, many say the economy is bad, Biden is “slow to react,” and the state of the country is “uneasy” and “worrying.”
CBS asked respondents to state whether or not certain words would “describe” or “not describe” Biden’s “actions as President so far.” While 53% of Americans said that the term “divisive” does not describe the president’s actions, 62% of Americans also said that the word “unifying” would not be an accurate description either.
Likewise, 62% of Americans said the word “effective” does not apply, while 57% of Americans said the word “distracted” describes Biden’s actions.
According to the poll, most respondents don’t believe that the president is all that interested in the problems facing them, either. When asked, “How much do you think Joe Biden cares about the needs and problems of people like you,” 56% of respondents said “not much” or “not at all.”
On Sunday, The Daily Wire reported that the same CBS poll that found 65% of Americans believe Biden has been “slow to react” to multiple crises like inflation, illegal immigration, soaring gas prices, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
A former attorney for the Clinton Campaign may have just put one nail in the coffin of Michael Sussmann.
Marc Elias was on the stand for about three hours on Wednesday.
As part of his testimony, he confirmed that GPS Fusion was conducting oppo research on Trump and that he had briefed the campaign on that research.
Elias is a former partner at Perkins Coie, the firm that served as general counsel for the Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 election.
He also confirmed that GPS fusion was hired to do the oppo research on Trump when it became clear Trump was going to get the nod by the GOP.
Elias also confirmed that he briefed campaign manager Robby Mook, campaign chairman John Podesta, and policy director Jake Sullivan — who now serves as White House National Security adviser in the Biden administration.
The average age of vehicles on U.S. roadways edged higher in 2021, hitting a record of 12.2 years, as Americans challenged by high car prices and slim pickings on dealer lots held on to cars longer.
This was the fifth straight year the average vehicle age in the U.S. has increased, according to new data released Monday by research firm S&P Global Mobility.
Vehicles on average have been getting older in the U.S. for the past two decades as quality has improved and cars generally are lasting longer, analysts say.
During the pandemic, the trend has only accelerated, largely because of a computer-chip shortage that has curbed factory output and left dealership lots bare, S&P Global Mobility said.
Solar flares? The alignment of the planets? Just plain old terrible production quality? What possible explanation could their be for two separate Teslas catching fire within a couple days of each other this weekend?
In fact, the incidents in question took place so close to each other, that we couldn't even finish writing about one of the stories before the other one broke - we so combined them into one piece.
First, it was reported late last week that a blaze in California had been started by a 2019 Tesla Model 3.
Webmaster addition: This does sound serious until you realize there are about 280,000 fires in traditional gasoline cars every year in the US, causing 12% of all reported fire deaths!
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he would cease talking to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and cancel a key meeting between their two governments, accusing the Greek leader of antagonizing Turkey.
In a televised address following a Cabinet meeting, Erdogan accused neighboring Greece of harboring followers of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey says was behind a 2016 failed coup attempt, and of establishing military bases against Turkey. Gulen has long denied the Turkish allegation.
Erdogan then went on to accuse Mitsotakis of recommending to U.S. officials that Washington not sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkey during a recent visit to the United States.
In a Monday virtual address before the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky urged Western countries to impose "maximum economic sanctions" against Russia.
"The world is united because of threats, the war, Russian aggression. I don’t want you to lose this unity," Zelensky stated in the keynote address which was met with enthusiastic applause in approval. He called for measures which he said have still yet to be imposed, including a ban on Western companies operating in Russia. His words came simultaneous to a UN official at the WEF stressing that Russia's continued blockade on Ukraine ports amounts to a "declaration of war" by Putin on Ukraine and broader humanity:
Russia’s blockade of Ukraine’s ports is a “declaration of war” that threatens to trigger mass migration and a global food crisis, a United Nations official said, adding to the dire warnings on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Iran is vowing to avenge what it's describing as a brazen assassination of a Revolutionary Guard colonel conducted by a foreign intelligence service. Col. Sayad Khodai was reportedly a commander in the elite Quds Force, which is the foreign intelligence wing of the IRGC. Israeli media is claiming that he had "planned attacks on Jews and Israelis worldwide."
The Sunday killing took place in Tehran when the IRGC colonel was approach by two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle who shot him in the head. "I have agreed for our security forces to seriously follow up on this matter and I have no doubt that revenge for the pure blood of our martyr will be taken," the country's President Ibrahim Raisi said in a speech.
President Joe Biden’s top economic adviser played down the risk of recession in a recent interview, suggesting Americans be confident during what he called a “period of transition” of COVID-19 recovery.
It comes amid growing warnings from banks and economists that the U.S. economy could be heading into recession in the next 12 to 24 months.
“Our economy is in a period of transition. We’re moving from the strongest economic recovery in modern history to what can be a period of more stable and resilient growth,” Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council, told “Fox News Sunday.”
While being asked about whether Americans should be prepared that the country is heading into a recession, the White House economic adviser repeated his previous claims and sidestepped the second part of the question from anchor Martha MacCallum.
“People should also take confidence that we are better positioned than any other country to navigate through this and keep our recovery going,” Deese said.
Australian eSafety commissioner Julie Inman raised eyebrows on Monday, telling the World Economic Forum that there needs to be a "recalibration" of free speech.
"We are finding ourselves in a place where we have increasing polarization everywhere, and everything feels binary when it doesn't need to be - so I think we're going to have to think about a recalibration of a whole range of human rights that are playing out online - from freedom of speech, to be free from online violence. Or the right of data protection, to the right of child dignity," whatever that last part means.
The recent outbreak of the monkeypox virus in North America and Europe is primarily spreading through sex, according to World Health Organization (WHO) officials on Monday, while confirming about 200 cases so far.
The virus itself is not a sexually transmitted infection, but WHO officials said the recent surge in cases is linked to homosexual men. However, they said that anyone can contract monkeypox, which is generally confined to Central and West Africa.
“We’ve seen a few cases in Europe over the last five years, just in travelers, but this is the first time we’re seeing cases across many countries at the same time in people who have not traveled to the endemic regions in Africa,” Dr. Rosamund Lewis, who runs WHO’s smallpox research, said in a streaming event on social media.
Webmaster addition: Don't have sex with a monkey! Problem solved!
On the same day he addressed Davos' World Economic Forum wherein he urged Western countries to impose "maximum economic sanctions" against Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told Axios' Jonathan Swan in an interview for HBO that if Ukraine loses the war, American lives will be put at risk.
Zelensky was speaking in reference to NATO's collective defense treaty, suggesting that 'Russian imperialism' means there will be a domino effect of US-NATO allies to fall if Ukraine fails to achieve victory. "Members of the alliance should know and believe that if any country tries any aggression against them, then NATO, collectively, will provide for their defense," Zelensky told Swan.
"If we fall, if we don't hold the line, Russia will proceed, attacking the Baltic states — Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia" and smaller states to follow, resulting in NATO's Article 5 being invoked, which would see American troops sent to the region to face Russia directly.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, David Beasley, executive director at the UN World Food Programme, warned the world's food security conditions are "worse" than what was observed during Arab Spring over a decade ago.
Beasley said even before the Ukraine crisis. A global food crisis was already emerging. Now the crisis is the "worst humanitarian crisis since World War II."
"Just when you think the world food crisis couldn't get any worse well over a year ago, you had Ethiopia and Afghanistan, and then the breadbasket of the world [Ukraine] — just got the longest breadlines of the world — and so now because of this crisis, we're taking food from the hungry to give to the starving."
"What happens when you take a nation [Ukraine] that normally feeds 400 million people and sideline that … it's devastating to global food security," he warned.
Beasley said if you look at the economic conditions during the Arab Spring in 2011 — conditions today are "actually worse," which has already sparked social unrest in several countries
Avian influenza has already impacted more than 37 million birds across 34 US states this year. The fast-spreading virus has sent the production of eggs tumbling and prices at the supermarket soaring.
Bloomberg reports the production of US eggs in April plunged as millions of egg-producing hens were slaughtered to mitigate the virus' spread. The latest data from the USDA shows egg production fell 3.9% to 7.55 billion, while the number of egg-laying birds dropped 5.3% from a year ago.
The actions of the authorities in developed countries, essentially an extension of the Keynesian economic policy discourse, have brought the economies into disrepute. These actions consist of immense stimulus and virtually unfunded government indexation of voter income in the face of expected impoverishment amid COVID, lockdowns, and other global problems.
The government is making money cheaper, just to maintain electoral support. This leads to a dispersal of demand and a proliferation of zombie companies, it distorts the incentives for healthy competition, it reduces business efficiency, and it kills the innovation factor of economic growth. Most importantly: it creates leverage - the dominance of needs over opportunities, demand over supply-in other words, it leads to dramatic market disequilibrium.
Before COVID times, such imbalances over the past 20 years were bought with new leverage, and the imbalances went away for a while, giving birth to inevitable new imbalances in the future. The Austrian cycles perfectly describe this process, its starting points and its consequences. In fact, this leftist social agenda for buying electoral loyalty is a new political doctrine based on simplification, and most importantly, on the abolition of any concern for tomorrow.
In СOVID times, however, all that has changed. Another injection of mega liquidity, the cheapening of money by all possible means - from direct budgetary donations to the inflating of the Fed's balance sheet - occurred against a background of blocked demand, rather than falling due to economic stagnation. As a result, the savings of all agents increased abnormally, people stopped wanting to work, the flow of investment into the stock market and into financial assets increased, creating hyperinflation in them and moving them away from their fair value.
As if an intense proxy war with nuclear powerhouse Russia isn’t bringing enough heat, the Biden White House has now given the greenlight for unprecedented U.S. participation in an Israeli drill simulating a massive attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
According to The Times of Israel, “The U.S. Air Force will serve as a complementary force, with refueling planes drilling with Israeli fighter jets as they simulate entering Iranian territory and carrying out repeated strikes.” The mock attack on Iran will happen this month, as part of a broader Israeli military exercise called “Chariots of Fire.”
In September, Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi said the IDF had “greatly accelerated” preparations for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
“Dozens of Israeli air force fighter jets are expected to take part in the exercise and fly hundreds of miles from Israel to the west above the Mediterranean in a way that simulates a flight route to Iran,” reports Axios. General Michael Kurilla, commander of U.S. Central Command, landed in Israel on Tuesday to observe the exercises.
Though there’s no indication of an imminent real-world strike, U.S. participation in the drill is an implicit endorsement of an Israeli-initiated war of aggression—and a signal that the United States might not only agree to it, but participate.
A frustrated group of more than 200 New York City parents have called the city’s mayor and public health chief to sit down and talk to them about the prolonged mask mandates for toddlers.
A girl, wearing a mask, walks down a street in the Corona neighborhood of Queens in New York City on April 14, 2020. (Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images) Under the city’s public health policy, masks remain mandatory for children aged 2 to 4 in public schools and daycare centers. Mayor Eric Adam’s order to extend the mandate beyond its March expiration was initially struck down by a Staten Island judge, who called it “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable,” but was later restored by an appeals court.
In their letter sent to the City Hall, the parents alleged that the mayor’s office has repeatedly ignored their complaints about forcing preschoolers to mask up.
“We write this letter because our hundreds of phone calls and emails, and our direct requests for meetings, have gone unanswered,” the parents wrote. “We are now publicly requesting a meeting, by May 17, with both Mayor Eric Adams and Commissioner Ashwin Vasan to discuss NYC’s Toddler Mask Mandate.”
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on May 22 said she didn’t have a timeline for when parents in the United States “will be able to readily” obtain baby formula.
“The president understands the struggle of moms and dads and parents and caregivers and making sure that … a child has … a healthy way of eating,” Jean-Pierre said during a press gaggle on Air Force One en route to Tokyo.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds her first news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on May 16, 2022. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) She added,
“A healthy formula … safe formula … is our number one priority … which is why we have been very, very acutely aware of … the process that we’ve initiated with the flyover and also the DPA [Defense Production Act].”
President Joe Biden, who is currently in Japan after visiting South Korea, invoked the DPA on May 18 to accelerate domestic production of baby formula, in the face of a nationwide shortage.
A day later, the White House announced an operation titled Operation Fly Formula, to transport the equivalent of up to 1.5 million eight-ounce bottles of Nestle baby formula from Switzerland to Indiana, via commercial air cargo with contracts with the Pentagon.
“I don’t have a timeline for you yet,” Jean-Pierre continued.
The US Army is circulating a draft policy that would allow soldiers to move bases if they feel state or local laws discriminate against them on the basis of race, religion, sex, or gender, according to Military.com, citing two sources with direct knowledge of the plans.
Transgender Army Capt. Jennifer Sims, 2017 The guidance adds specific language on discrimination to an existing policy, and would need final approval from Army Secretary Christine Wormuth. If enacted it would constitute one of the Army's most pro-LGBTQ policies to date.
"Some states are becoming untenable to live in; there's a rise in hate crimes and rise in LGBT discrmination," said Lindsay Church executive director of Minority Veterans of America, an advocacy group. "In order to serve this country, people need to be able to do their job and know their families are safe. All of these states get billions for bases but barely tolerate a lot of the service members."
If finalized, the new rules would clarify what situations would entitle a soldier to a so-called compassionate reassignment. Right now, those rules are vague but are mostly used for soldiers going through family problems that cannot be solved through "leave, correspondence, power of attorney, or help of family members or other parties," according to Army regulations.
The updated guidance, which sources said was drafted in response to several state laws but before a draft of a potential Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked, would instruct commanders that they can use compassionate reassignment specifically to remove troops facing discrimination from their duty stations. -Military.com
This editorial began:
"The Russia-Trump collusion narrative of 2016 was a dirty trick for the ages -- and now we know it came from the top -- candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton."
The editorial quickly explained:
"That was the testimony Friday by 2016 Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook in federal court [in Washington, D.C.], and while this news is hardly a surprise, it's still bracing to find her fingertips on the political weapon."
(Also not surprisingly, The May 20 print edition of The New York Times did not include a story on Mook's testimony.)
Mook's testimony was heard at the trial of attorney Michael Sussman, charged with lying to the FBI in calling to their attention a story that Donald J. Trump, by means of connections with Russia's Alfa Bank, was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The lie at issue was not the false claim about a Trump-Alfa connection, but the charge that Sussman brought this matter to the FBI as a good citizen, and not as a representative of the Clinton campaign.
Update (1753ET): Posobiec has detailed what went down, via TPUSA.
"The World Economic Forum under Klaus Schwab has its own paramilitary police force called the World Economic Forum Police," he said.
"Two minivans full of officers, essentially a quick reaction force pop up, everybody storms out, they've got MP5s, one of the guys is flagging me... and then each of us was taken, the entire crew - one by one - behind the building and behind this stack of tables, and we were made to empty our pockets, and we were frisked," he continued.
Journalist Jack Posobiec and his crew were briefly detained without explanation in Davos, Switzerland on Monday, where the World Economic Forum has kicked off its annual conference.
In a clip posted to Twitter, Davos police can be seen surrounding Posobiec of Human Events, along with his crew. When a woman he was with began asking questions, a policewoman in plain clothes asked her to stop filming.
The policewoman said "We're just making a normal police patrol, because you know, it's WEF..."
"Is there a reason he specifically was targeted?" the woman asked.
"There is a reason, because we have to have a reason to control a person."
When asked what the reason was, the policewoman said "I don't have to tell you."
The Italian music group FVG Orchestra refused to participate in the international violin competition Rodolfo Lipizer Prize, following the organizers’ decision to exclude three Russian musicians from the contest, orchestra leader Paolo Petiziol told Sputnik.
According to Petiziol, the Italian group traditionally accompanied the best performers at the end of the event.
“It was a solid tradition that I have decided to break, since the logic of the Lipizer association, in my opinion, is inexplicable. You cannot discriminate against someone for their place of birth, this is madness. Tomorrow, we will begin to oppress someone for being a Christian, a Jew, returning to the Middle Ages,” the orchestra leader said, adding that the group is ready to return to the contest if the organizers call off their decision and apologise to the Russian musicians.
Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), on Monday greeted members of the global elites gathered in Davos, Switzerland, with the salute: “the future is built by us… by a powerful community… as you here in this room.”
“History at a Turning Point: Government and Business Strategies” is the theme for the 2022 edition of the 51-year-old NGO lobbying organization founded by the German engineer and economist.
On the evidence delivered on day one at the famous Swiss ski resort, Schwab very much sees his organization at the forefront of shaping the world of tomorrow.
Unfortunately outsiders have not been consulted or invited to join the 2,500 people flown in from all around the world to be present.
The U.S. and three Pacific allies who make up the Quad announced a new policy Tuesday to crack down on 'dark shipping' that can undermine sanctions or illegal depletion of fisheries.
The new effort relies on 'real-time, integrated' technology to achieve what policy gurus are calling 'maritime domain awareness'
It amounts to a commitment to boost monitoring of the vast Indo-Pacific, where far-flung nations often have no idea what is onboard foreign-flagged ships traversing their waters.
Britain is co-ordinating with its allies on a potential plan to send warships to the Black Sea port of Odesa to offer a protective escort to ships exporting Ukrainian grain.
Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said yesterday he had discussed the creation of such a 'protective corridor' from Odesa with British foreign secretary Liz Truss.
He also said a 'coalition of the willing', made up of NATO countries and other nations reliant on the grain such as Egypt, may be willing to commit military resources to bolster the protection and avert widespread food shortages.
In recent months, many Western countries have offered financial assistance to Kiev, with billions of dollars and euros being sent to assist in the purchase of weapons and military equipment to be used against Russian forces. For the Western media, such aid is a “humanitarian effort”, and for Ukrainian propaganda it is an “example of cooperation between Ukraine and the West”. But none of this is real. It is just simple business. Kiev is taking loans it will have to pay back in the future. And, certainly, payment will only be possible at the expense of a major inflationary crisis.
One of the largest global risk analysis agencies, Moody’s Corporation, recently issued a report in which it downgraded Ukraine’s credit score from Caa2 to Caa3, which corresponds to “poor” or “high risk”. At the same time, the agency’s perspective on the credit situation in Ukraine changed from “under review” to “negative”, with expectations of significant deterioration in the short term.
Among the justifications for such classification, the agency emphasized the widespread debt situation that the country is currently in. Loans recently taken by Kiev from Western countries as a result of the military conflict have now reached a highly worrying level, which precludes the existence of any optimistic expectation of rapid economic and social recovery. The company predicts that Kiev’s debt will jump from 49% of the national GDP – last year’s rate – to 90% in 2022, forming an absolutely catastrophic scenario in the coming months.
Mark Zuckerberg was sued by the attorney general for the District of Columbia Monday - a rare move against a prominent CEO meant to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach, which exposed millions of Facebook users' personal data and became a major corporate and political scandal.
Karl Racine, the D.C. attorney general, filed the civil lawsuit against Zuckerberg on Monday in D.C. Superior Court.
The lawsuit maintains that Zuckerberg directly participated in important company decisions and was aware of the potential dangers of sharing users' data, such as occurred in the case involving data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica.
Entergy Corp. announced on Friday that it had permanently shut down its Palisades Power Plant in Michigan after 50 years of operation earlier than planned.
“Control room operators at Entergy’s Palisades Power Plant safely removed the nuclear reactor from service for the final time on May 20. The plant was originally scheduled to permanently shut down on May 31, but after careful monitoring, operators made the conservative decision to shut down the plant early due to the performance of a control rod drive seal,” Entergy said in a statement.
If an administration deliberately wished to cause havoc on the border, to ensure fuel was nearly unaffordable, to create a crime wave, to spark 1970s hyperinflation, and to rekindle racial tensions, what would it have done differently than what President Joe Biden has done?
So is Biden malicious, incompetent, or a wannabe left-wing ideologue?
When pressed about inflation and fuel price hikes, Biden either blames someone or something else, gets mad at the questioner, or claims former President Donald Trump did it.
His administration apparently believes things are going well and according to plan.
When polls disagree, his team either believes the American people are brainwashed or that they themselves have not supplied sufficient propaganda. So they never pivot or compromise, but rededicate themselves to continued failure.
Why? Apparently, what most in the country see as disasters, Biden envisions as success.
Take the border - or rather its disappearance.
The current Vice President of the United States…
Kamala Harris on Friday delivered remarks on electric school buses at Meridian High School in Falls Church, Virginia.
Harris was joined by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan.
Kamala Harris had some inspiring words for the attendees as she announced a new national initiative for electric school buses.
“Think about it: Yellow school buses are our nation’s largest form of mass transit. How ’bout that? Every day — so, yes, and let’s applaud because it gets ’em where they need to go! Ha ha ha!” Harris said.
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during a raid on the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin over the weekend, just days after they used a Palestinian girl as a human shield in the city.
During a raid on Saturday morning, Israeli forces shot and killed 16-year-old Amjad Walid Hussein Fayed, making him the 11th child to be killed by Israel since the start of the year, according to Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP).
According to DCIP, Fayed was shot in the chest around 2:30 am, after he and another Palestinian youth threw Molotov cocktails at Israeli army vehicles deployed in the city.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Thursday cracking down on drug trafficking, raising the mandatory minimum sentence for those convicted of dealing fentanyl and making the sale of methamphetamine ending in death a capital felony punishable by life in jail or execution.
"We can and must lower the demand for drugs through education and outreach programs, but we also must fight the supply of drugs and crackdown on dealers and traffickers, particularly of substances like fentanyl," DeSantis announced at a press conference Thursday alongside Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma.
The mandatory minimum sentence for selling 4-14 grams of fentanyl is raised to 7 years, while the mandatory minimum for selling 14-28 grams is increased to 20 years under the bill HB 95.
The first international delivery of baby formula has arrived in the United States as the White House endeavors to address the baby formula shortage crisis. Shortly after it landed, the White House admitted that the formula would NOT be on a shelf near you anytime soon as they control who gets it.
The first flight of “Operation Fly Formula” landed on Sunday in Indiana, and a few boxes were shipped immediately to certain hospitals. The FDA is testing the rest and then, will be distributed to places where the need is greatest, a vague qualification with an arbitrary process. Hospitals, clinics, and some pharmacies are on the list - meaning a child needs to be borderline malnourished before they can have access to it.
Central Florida University has been ordered to rehire Charles Negy, an assistant professor who was dismissed for a June 2020 tweet regarding "black privilege."
An arbitrator recently overruled the school's conclusion to dismiss him and ordered the salary lost throughout the firing period be paid.
Negy's since-deleted tweet states: "Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. action, special scholarships, and other set-asides being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege."
According to Blaze Media, the tweet didn't sit well with many students and faculty.
Republicans in Washington have blamed the policies of the Biden administration and of his political allies for worsening a global energy disaster that is causing pain at the pump for Americans all across the nation. In Asia this week, Biden basically admitted that the crisis is by design - that this is all just a strategy to wean Americans off of fossil fuels. (See the video below.)
The average gas price for the week ending May 20 reached $4.59 a gallon after eleven days of record-high consecutive price growths.
Global energy prices are proceeding to worsen as the European Union promised further oil sanctions on Russia over its attack on Ukraine.
Joe Biden’s baby formula shortage has hit the city of Milwaukee so badly “babies have been admitted to [the] emergency room for malnutrition,” reports TMJ4.
“It is true that we’ve seen babies hospitalized because they don’t have enough formula, or they’ve made homemade formula that aren’t meeting their nutrient needs, and they’re experiencing things like malnutrition,” Jennifer Crouse, the Clinical Nutrition Manager with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin told TMJ4. “This is something that’s harming kids because we don’t have enough supply on the market.”
And we don’t have enough supply on the market because His Fraudulency Joe Biden is more concerned with pronouns than ensuring America’s children have enough to eat.
This is a national crisis, not a local crisis.
This is an American crisis, not a worldwide crisis.
This is on Joe Biden.
An Irish escort website encouraged men to live out their “war-inspired” fantasies by paying for sex with Ukrainian women.
A European anti-trafficking expert warned that the Irish sex work “market” was already responding to increased demand from men to “identify and have sex with” women and girls who were fleeing the conflict.
Valiant Richey, a special representative from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), was speaking at a National Women’s Council event yesterday.
He said around the time that a mass movement of vulnerable Ukrainian women and girls were moving across Europe, there was a “significant spike” in online searches “related to buying sex from Ukrainian women”.
Mr Richey, an anti-trafficking co-ordinator, said in some countries search terms relating specifically to having sex with Ukrainian women “went up by 600pc”.
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When the Great Reset was officially launched in 2O2O, it was not done so by Klaus Schwab or Bill Gates, but by Charles, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to the British throne.
Born in Buckingham Place in 1948, Charles is best known worldwide for his failed marriage to Lady Diana Spencer, who died in a road crash in Paris in 1997, a year after their divorce.
His official website announced on June 3 2020: “Today, through HRH’s Sustainable Markets Initiative and the World Economic Forum, The Prince of Wales launched a new global initiative, The Great Reset”.
A royal tweet declared: “#TheGreatReset initiative is designed to ensure businesses and communities ‘build back better’ by putting sustainable business practices at the heart of their operations as they begin to recover from the coronavirus pandemic”.
This may come as a bit of a surprise to those who see Charles as a bumbling but affable figure, who talks to his plants, loves traditional architecture, protects nature and tries to help young people get along in life.
Last week, Russia revealed it has been using combat lasers in military operations in Ukraine. Primary targets of these weapons are believed to be quadrocopter commercial drones the Ukrainian military has increasingly started relying on, as its much-touted “Bayraktar” TB-2 and other similar large drones have failed miserably, being picked off by Russia’s second-to-none air defenses. Commercial drones have the advantage of being much smaller and more readily available and, thus, easily replaceable, unlike expensive military drones such as the aforementioned “Bayraktar”. In addition, it is also more wasteful to fire expensive air defense missiles at such small targets, as most SAMs (surface to air missiles) cost tens of thousands of dollars or even millions in the case of strategic systems like the S-400.
Commercial drones, on the other hand, can cost as low as a few dozen dollars. The sheer production and financial discrepancy is severely affecting the economy of war. Thus, Russia decided to start using lasers to counter this new threat, to a crippling effect on the Ukrainian military. In this way, the Kiev regime forces are losing vital tactical ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) capabilities, which directly affects their ability to provide immediate fire support for their units or organize successful artillery ambushes, which have had some effect during the initial stages of the special military operation.
This most definitely isn’t the first time Russia has used lasers. In 1984 Russia developed the first handheld laser weapon, intended for use by cosmonauts. In the 1970s, a Russian laser-armed tank named 1K17 Szhatie (Russian: 1К17 Сжатие – “Compression”) was developed. Even earlier, in the mid-1960s, a project codenamed Terra-3 (Russian: терра–3) was initiated. It was a Russian laser testing center, located at the Sary Shagan anti-ballistic missile (ABM) testing range in the Karaganda Region, present-day Kazakhstan. It was originally built to test missile defense concepts, but these attempts were dropped after the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty was signed (from which the US unilaterally withdrew in 2002). In 1987, a Russian laser-armed spacecraft, the Polyus/Skif-DM was launched.
United States President Joe Biden sent shock waves on his first Asian trip by committing to “nuclear deterrence” for the Republic of Korea, wider military exercises and weapon upgrades in a region deemed the engine of global economic growth.
In a joint statement issued by Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol, president of the Republic of Korea, after their meeting on May 21, Biden reaffirmed that the US has extended a deterrence commitment to the ROK “using the full range of US defense capabilities, including nuclear, conventional, and missile defense capabilities”.
“This is the first time that the joint statement stipulates the term ‘nuclear deterrence’,” said Lee Seong-Hyon, visiting scholar of Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, noting that the inclusion of the term sends a clear message to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
US President Joe Biden formally conferred the major non-NATO ally status to Colombia.
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 517 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2321k) (the "Act"), I hereby designate Colombia as a Major Non-NATO Ally of the United States for the purposes of the Act and the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.)," the Presidential Determination says.
Biden announced his intention to confer the relevant status to Colombia in March of this year.
China’s delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos didn’t applaud after a speech by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and then walked out of the room, CNN reported on Monday, citing Congressman Michael McCaul who is attending the forum.
McCaul showed a picture while on air, which showed China’s representatives sitting down as other people in the room are giving a standing ovation. Afterward, the Congressman said, the Chinese delegation left the room.
On Monday, the Ukrainian president spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos by video link. He reiterated that Ukraine is not ready to make territorial concessions, called for more arms supplies to Ukraine and the participation of Western countries in the rebuilding of the country after the conflict ends.
Veteran US statesman Henry Kissinger has urged the West to stop trying to inflict a crushing defeat on Russian forces in Ukraine, warning that it would have disastrous consequences for the long term stability of Europe.
The former US secretary of state and architect of the Cold War rapprochement between the US and China told a gathering in Davos that it would be fatal for the West to get swept up in the mood of the moment and forget the proper place of Russia in the European balance of power.
Dr Kissinger said the war must not be allowed to drag on for much longer, and came close to calling on the West to bully Ukraine into accepting negotiations on terms that fall very far short of its current war aims.
On Sunday morning, a Goldman Sachs research analyst was shot and killed on a New York City subway train.
Daniel Enriquez, who joined Goldman's research division in 2013, was shot in the chest in an unprovoked attack around 11:45 a.m. on the northbound Q as it passed Manhattan Bridge, according to NYT.
The assailant fled when the train pulled into Canal Street.
Sunday's train attack comes a little more than a month after the shooting in April on the N train left nearly two dozen people injured. Confidence in riding public transportation has plummeted as violence soars across the city.
Goldman CEO David Solomon described Enriquez as a "dedicated and beloved" colleague.
"We are devastated by this senseless tragedy and our deepest sympathies are with Dan's family at this difficult time," Solomon said in a statement.
According to NYPost, the family of Enriquez had only one message for Mayor Eric Adams: "Do your job ... Get crime off the streets."
Pfizer affirms that its agreement with Washington under “Other Transaction Authority” permits Pfizer to violate clinical trial regulations and federal laws protecting the public.
In other words, Pfizer has legal authority to commit fraud that kills people.
As I have explained on many occasions, the US government is privatized. It is run by private interests whose representatives are found on the SEC, FDA, EPA, Federal Reserve, and all other regulatory agencies. As George Stigler made clear 60 years ago, the US regulatory agencies are captured by the industries they are supposed to regulate. The power of private interests also comes from the fact that private interests are the financers of political campaigns. Every elected official—House, Senate, President—and every state and local official knows he/she is in office because of the campaign contributions. This means that elected officials are responsible to their donors, not to the voters. The power of private interests was reinforced by the US Supreme Court decision that gave essentially unlimited ability to corporations to purchase government to serve their interests.
South Korea and the US will be holding a summit on Saturday. This is the fastest a summit has ever been scheduled after a Korean president took office.
This is an important summit, being held amid serious challenges at home and abroad as North Korea speeds up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles, Russia wages war in Ukraine, and the US ratchets up its containment of China.
For Korea, the summit represents an opportunity to strengthen relations with the US, but also presents drawbacks. President Yoon Suk-yeol’s behavior since taking office and the current state of his administration give reason to worry.
First, there’s the experience gap between the two leaders. Yoon, who has no diplomatic experience, will be meeting with the president of the most powerful country in the world a mere 11 days following his inauguration.
A team of Colombian soldiers will travel to Europe to train their Ukrainian counterparts on de-mining techniques, the South American country’s defense minister said on Monday....
Colombia’s nearly 60 years of internal conflict between the armed forces, leftist rebels, right-wing paramilitaries and drug cartels has made it one of the world’s most-mined countries….
The experts from Colombia, which is a NATO partner, were invited to give the training by the United States, Colombian defense minister Diego Molano said in a statement.
The White House announced that the South Korea-US summit scheduled for Saturday will take place at a “pivotal moment,” and that the meeting will cover core agendas such as solidifying and strengthening the two countries’ security and economic alliance and bolstering the alliance’s role in the global stage.
Stating that the “powerful message” that Biden’s itinerary in the region will send “will be heard in Beijing,” the White House did not shy away from the fact that underlying these agendas is the US’ strong commitment to holding China in check.
During a Wednesday press briefing in which he went over US President Joe Biden’s scheduled visit to South Korea and Japan, White House national security advisor Jake Sullivan stated that Biden “intends to seize this moment – this pivotal moment – to assert bold and confident American leadership” in the Asia-Pacific region. He stressed that “this will be [Biden’s] first trip as President” to the region after the US president successfully brought about support for Ukraine after the country was invaded by Russia.
Global banks and investment firms are bracing themselves for an “unprecedented” upsurge in civil unrest in the US, UK and Europe as energy and food price spikes are set to drive costs of living to astronomical levels.
The information comes from the head of a ‘financial institutions group’ – which provides expertise and advisory services to other banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions – at one of the largest investment firms in the US.
The senior investment executive, who spoke to Byline Times on condition of anonymity because the information he revealed is considered highly sensitive, said that contingency planners at top financial institutions believe “dangerous levels” of social breakdown in the West are now all but inevitable, and imminent. An outbreak of civil unrest is expected to occur anytime this year, but most likely in the coming months as the impact of the cost of living crisis begins to saturate the lives of “everyone”.
Daniel Greenfield, writing at Front Page Magazine, offers this gem:
“Elizabeth Bartholet, the director of Harvard Law’s Child Advocacy Program, described the ‘homeschooling phenomenon’ as a ‘threat’ to society, claiming that conservative parents ‘homeschool because they want to isolate their children from ideas and values central to our democracy’, ‘promote racial segregation and female subservience’, and ‘question science’.”
“Her paper called for a ‘presumptive ban on homeschooling, with the burden on parents to demonstrate justification for permission to homeschool.’ These views are not fringe.”
Of course, this elite Harvard titan, Bartholet, knows which ideas and values are central to our democracy; and the place to drill them into children’s heads is public school.
Which pretty much sums up what public schools are for.
She also has a complete grasp of science in all fields, and she can identify disruptive questions which would lead unsuspecting people down the wrong track.
Appoint her the head of Something Big immediately.
Adraft version of the infamous letter the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent to President Biden likening angry parents to domestic terrorists even asked for the Army National Guard and the military police to be sent in to certain districts.
'We ask that the Army National Guard and its Military Police be deployed to certain school districts and related events where students and school personnel have been subjected to acts and threats of violence,' the draft letter, which was later amended, read, according to an independent review of the letter.
The NSBA originally sent a letter to Biden in September 2021 that requested federal intervention into protesting parents at school board meetings across the country, and requested that their actions be investigated under the Patriot Act as 'domestic terrorism.'
The association represents more than 90,000 school board members in 14,000 public school districts. The review of the NSBA's letter notes that the controversial letter was not authorized by the association's board of directors or executive committee, and only four people within the NSBA had reviewed it before it went out to the White House.
Exactly three months after Russia began its Ukraine invasion, Russian forces on Tuesday launched an all-out assault to encircle Ukrainian troops in the twin cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk straddling a river in eastern Ukraine. Follow FRANCE 24's liveblog for the latest developments.
Immigration is already out-of-control, with 400,000 “getaways” in FY2021 and about 300,000 “getaways” already during the first half of FY2022. Without Title 42 authority, it was estimated “border crossing” will increase from 7,000 per day to 18,000 per day. These numbers are huge — 18,000 migrants per day is more than a half million per month or 6.5 million per year.
The day on which when this mass invasion will begin has been stopped for now — for which we should all be thankful — but the day of reckoning has only been postponed. Over the weekend, I visited the border town Eagle Pass, Texas, and I saw firsthand that the Biden administration is making preparations for a significant upswing in the number of illegals crossing the border.
One of the best signs of this litigation was that it was the result of a joint effort by states with responsible state governors and attorneys-general. The suit was led by Arizona, Missouri and Louisiana, joined by 21 other states, for a total of 24 states asking the court to stop the termination of the Title 24 Order. The states are finally working together against two common threats — uncontrolled migration and the Biden administration itself.
Turns out, Whoopi Goldberg can be even more ignorant about religion than she is about “racism.”
The woman who ludicrously claimed the systematic murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust simply because of their ethnicity was not a question of “racism” took to national television on Monday’s episode of ABC’s “The View” to declare that the archbishop of San Francisco doesn’t understand how to do his job.
And she was more than willing to give him a few pointers, in defense of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Goldberg was reacting to the news Friday that San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has banned the California Democrat from receiving Holy Communion in her home diocese because of her vociferous public defense of legalized abortion.
A U.S. Navy board delivered a rare rebuke to the Pentagon after finding in favor of a COVID-19 vaccine objector in a unanimous decision that questioned the lawfulness of the vaccine mandate.
The case that came before the Navy’s nine-member administrative separation board struck a blow for members of the U.S. military all across the board and could serve as a precedent — leading to the end of the COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Navy Lt. William Moseley has over 22 years of experience and currently works as a systems test officer on the USS Bunker Hill. He states that he has over 22 years of experience, according to his Linkedin.
Part of the appeal of senior pranks is that they walk a very thin line between acceptably edgy and going way too far. Some seniors at Memorial High School in Frisco, Texas, certainly pushed the envelope with their final farewell, and their decision has gotten a lot of negative attention.
According to what Frisco ISD told KDFW-TV, the original, approved senior prank plan involved a lot of sticky notes and a handful of students — but that’s not what happened when the students were let into the school Wednesday night.
Even though school staff was on hand, the students soon got so out of control that backup had to be called in.
“A small group of students from Memorial High School was approved to use Post-it notes on the walls to decorate and place messages around the campus as part of their senior prank last night,” a letter to parents from the school administration read.
“Staff members were on-site to monitor students, but the situation devolved rapidly, and the Frisco Police and Fire Departments became involved. Students vandalized the campus to a point that classes are not able to be held at MHS for the remainder of the week.”
President Joe Biden’s aides tried frantically to walk back Biden’s comments Monday that the United States would intervene militarily if China attacks Taiwan.
“You didn’t want to get involved in the Ukraine conflict militarily for obvious reasons. Are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan, if it comes to that?” a reporter asked Biden during a news conference, according to a White House transcript.
“Yes,” Biden replied.
He added, “That’s the commitment we made. That’s the commitment we made.”
This is completely outrageous… babies dying who came from vaxxed parents. And you know what… many don’t make it to babyhood… they are miscarried… then there are the black eyed COVID babies who are the new species. The signs are there folks… we can’t let evil people have any say or influence in anyone’s health, and they must be charged with crimes against humanity.
The Biden administration should withdraw the United States from the “abysmal” World Health Organization (WHO), Republican Sens. Steve Daines of Montana and Tom Cotton of Arkansas told the Biden administration in a letter sent Friday.
Fox News reports that the letter argues the WHO is “corrupt and inept” and exhibited an “abysmal lack of competence” in the wake of the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak, which “has destroyed the organization’s credibility and undermined the public’s confidence in it.”
“The WHO severely mismanaged the pandemic, failed to get public health information to the world, and willingly promoted misinformation that helped Communist China cover up its responsibility for a global pandemic,” the senators write.
Yes… they knew… the data is in their own reports.
At O.N.E. News we have some interesting updates relating to Pfizer… not to be missed… the pieces are there, and the puzzle looks like genocide.
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Ankara would soon launch new military operations along its southern borders to create 30-km deep safe zones to combat terrorist threats from these regions.
"The main target of these operations will be areas which are centers of attacks to our country and safe zones," Erdogan said, without elaborating.
It would be really difficult to believe that the United States is not in a proxy war with Russia if reports that it plans to send anti-ship missiles to Ukraine are true.
In fact, the State Department did not exactly deny this exclusive report from Reuters that Washington was readying to share the weapons capability to help “defeat Russia’s naval blockade…amid concerns more powerful weapons that could sink Russian warships would intensify the conflict.”
“As the conflict is changing, so too is our military assistance to deliver the critical capabilities Ukraine needs for today’s fight as Russia’s forces engage in a renewed offensive in eastern Ukraine,” a State spokesperson said on Friday.
The only thing that is being directly denied are assertions by the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs adviser, who tweeted Friday that
“the US is preparing a plan to destroy the [Russian] Black Sea Fleet. The effective work of the Ukrainians on [Russian] warships convinced [the US] to prepare a plan to unblock the [Ukrainian] ports. Deliveries of powerful anti-ship weapons are being discussed.”
The corrupt public health officials in the Western world, who are shills for Big Pharma as they share in the profits of the drugs that they approve, are about to inflict on humanity a worst castrophe than the Covid vaccine.
They are considering using smallpox vaccine to protect against monkeypox. The New York Times, dependent as it is on pharmaceutical advertising, will support the next wave of orchestrated “health crisis” in service to vaccination profit.
Although complicit public health officials and Big Pharma will not admit it, many distinguished independent scientists have concluded that the Covid vaccine leaves the vaccinated immunocompromised.
The smallpox vaccine was always dangerous even to those with good immune systems. The result of giving smallpox vaccine to the immunocompromised could be to give them smallpox and thus reinfect the human population with a far more dangerous virus than Covid and monkeyvirus.
The reason public health is threatened is not because of Covid or monkeypox or any other illness.
Three Air Force Academy cadets may very well have sacrificed their military careers and may have to repay the U.S. government for their education after refusing to get vaccinated for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
While the cadets will receive bachelor’s degrees when they graduate from the Air Force Academy on Wednesday, they will not be commissioned as long as they remain unvaccinated, Lolita Baldor of the Associated Press first reported.
“A decision to reimburse the United States for education costs in lieu of service will be made by the Secretary of the Air Force,” the Air Force Academy announced in a May 21 news release.
While the cost of an Air Force Academy education varies for each cadet, the total cost of tuition can run between $160,000 to $200,000, depending on overseas travel, advanced training experiences, and other factors.
At some point during the next nine days, British Home Secretary Priti Patel will decide whether or not to extradite imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the United States to face espionage charges for publishing accurate information revealing U.S. war crimes.
Pressure is building from both sides on the home secretary. Press freedom and human rights organizations, a Nobel laureate, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner, journalists and Assange supporters have appealed to Patel to let Assange go.
While it would be deemed improper for outside influence to be brought on judges, it would not be fanciful to imagine that behind the scenes Patel is getting the message from the U.S. Department of Justice and possibly from U.S. and U.K. intelligence services about what is expected of her.
The home secretary should know without prodding what the U.S. and British governments want her to do. Patel is a highly-ambitious politician who no doubt will calculate how her decision will impact her career.
Sanctions imposed on Moscow are the real cause of a looming global food crisis, not Russia’s actions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday.
He said that Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ opinion that there was a risk of global hunger.
“That is true. But when it comes to grain, the president said that the imposed sanctions and restrictions led to the collapse that we are now witnessing,” Peskov revealed.
The US, the UK, the EU and many other countries imposed hard-hitting sanctions on Russia in response to its military operation in Ukraine. In Guterres’ view, Russia’s offensive in the neighboring country has added to the problems that were already affecting the situation on the food market, namely climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. Guterres pointed out that Moscow should stop blocking the export of food from Ukrainian ports but at the same time made it clear that fertilizers and food products from Russia should be allowed to reach the world markets without obstacles.
Peskov noted that both Russia and Ukraine have always been reliable grain exporters and that Moscow in no way prevents Kiev from exporting grain to Poland by rail. He also emphasized that as the Poles send trains with weapons to Kiev, “No one prevents them from exporting grain back on the same trains.”
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