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Today, America First Legal (AFL) filed a formal administrative complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against New York County District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. and Joe Biden’s principal campaign committee, Biden for President, for violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act.

In December 2022, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg reportedly hired Matthew B. Colangelo to “jump-start” his office’s investigation of President Trump due to Mr. Colangelo’s “history of taking on Donald J. Trump and his family business.” Colangelo left his post as the number three in the DOJ to join the district attorney’s office – a move that reeks of partisanship. 

Colangelo previously held senior positions in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the New York Attorney General’s Office, both of which had competing investigations related to President Trump. Notably, before joining the Biden DOJ, Colangelo contributed several times to Bragg’s District Attorney campaign. 

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Aliens might be living among us, according to a study by Harvard academics.

A new paper suggests extraterrestrials could also be living underground or in a base inside the Moon.

The study by Harvard University’s Human Flourishing program further puts forward the idea that UFOs, or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), may be spaceships visiting their Earth-based alien friends.

Webmaster addition: Wow! Harvard has really gone downhill!

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Inflation remained high in May as rising prices and elevated interest rates continue to weigh on Americans’ finances, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) release on Wednesday.

The consumer price index (CPI), a broad measure of the price of everyday goods, increased 3.3% on an annual basis in May and 0% month-over-month, compared to 3.4% in April, according to the BLS. Core CPI, which excludes the volatile categories of energy and food, remained high, rising 3.4 year-over-year in May, compared to 3.6% in April. (RELATED: Financial Titan Warns Of Impending ‘Distress’ That Could Devastate Small Banks)

Inflation peaked at 9% under President Joe Biden in June 2022 after rising from 1.4% year-over-year in January 2021 and has since failed to drop below 3%. Economists expected CPI to increase by 0.1% for the month in May and remain at 3.4% for the year, according to MarketWatch.

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Puerto Rico’s elections commission said Tuesday that it’s reviewing its contract with a U.S. electronic voting company after hundreds of discrepancies were discovered following the island’s heated primaries.

The problem stemmed from a software issue that caused machines supplied by Dominion Voting Systems to incorrectly calculate vote totals, said Jessika Padilla Rivera, the commission’s interim president.

While no one is contesting the results from the June 2 primary that correctly identify the winners, machine-reported vote counts were lower than the paper ones in some cases, and some machines reversed certain totals or reported zero votes for some candidates.

“The concern is that we obviously have elections in November, and we must provide the (island) not only with the assurance that the machine produces a correct result, but also that the result it produces is the same one that is reported,” Padilla said.

More than 6,000 Dominion voting machines were used in Puerto Rico’s primaries, with the company stating that software issues stemmed from the digital files used to export results from the machines.

The contract between Dominion and the elections commission ends June 30.

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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has become the first member of the Washington establishment to say the quiet part out loud regarding the U.S. funding of the war between Ukraine and Russia, which is really a war between the U.S./NATO and Russia. Ukraine is just NATO’s proxy.

Speaking in an interview with CBS News Face the Nation on Sunday, Senator Graham said Washington “cannot afford” to allow Russia to achieve victory in its war with Ukraine as this would mean losing direct access to vast mineral wealth.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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A senior Hezbollah official says the Lebanese resistance movement is fully prepared for any possible scenario, stressing that much greater surprises than the ones that have stunned the Zionists so far are in store in case the Tel Aviv regime opts to launch a new war on Lebanon.

“What Hezbollah has already exhibited in the course of the battle in support of Gaza and in defense of Lebanon is simply representative of a fraction of its military capabilities,” Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Monday.

“Hezbollah has huge surprises for the Zionist enemy. The enemy cannot bet on the factor of time; because we have enough strength to continue the battle. This is the battle out of which we will ultimately emerge victorious,” he added.

He further noted that the outstanding capabilities of the Axis of Resistance have enabled it to take control of the struggle, establish new equations and force the Tel Aviv regime to agree to its equations.

Tags: ISRAEL, LEBANON, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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In March 2024, U.S. President Joe Biden announced in his State of the Union address that the U.S. would be building a temporary “floating pier” on the Gaza shoreline to deliver humanitarian aid to the starving population in Gaza. “No U.S. boots will be on the ground,” he promised.

Since then, however, critics have raised concerns that the pier is not only being used for “humanitarian” purposes but is being employed for military activities that aid in the ongoing Israeli genocide in Gaza.

An intelligence source from within the resistance in Gaza, who spoke to Mondoweiss under conditions of anonymity, says there are mounting signs the U.S. pier could also be used to forcibly displace Palestinians. This would provide an alternative to the original Israeli plan of forcing Palestinians into the Sinai, which was rejected by Egypt early on in the war.

Tags: EGYPT, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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by Tyler Durden
 

The US prison population consists of around 1.2 million inmates.

Looking at data from USAFacts obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances, which was most recently updated in June 2023, we can analyze which states have the highest and lowest expenditures of their taxpayer dollars per prisoner.

Differences in Prison Spending Vary Widely Across States

As Bruno Venditti notes via Visual Capitalist, over $80 billion is spent annually on prisons in the United States.

A large part of this is used to pay over 4,000 vendors that serve the criminal legal system, including healthcare providers and food suppliers.

At the state level, most of the budget goes for day-to-day operations, including officer salaries.

In high-wage states such as California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, officers receive double the salaries compared to those in lower-wage states like Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky.

As a result, spending can vary from just under $23,000 per prisoner in Arkansas to $307,468 in Massachusetts.

States With the Highest Incarceration Rates

Southern U.S. states have the highest imprisonment rates according to 2022 data, with Mississippi at 859 people per 100,000, Louisiana at 775, and Arkansas at 743.

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Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for all records about Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents welding open “flood gates” in the border wall in Arizona(Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:24-cv-00742)). 

In the lawsuit Judicial Watch cites an August 22, 2023, report by the New York Post in which the U.S. Border Patrol admits it was responsible for a decision to weld open more than 100 “flood gates” in the wall at the U.S. southern border in Arizona, allowing access points for illegal aliens to unlawfully enter the U.S.

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the Department of Homeland Security failed to comply with an August 28, 2023, FOIA request for:

All documents and communications from August 25, 2022 to August 25, 2023, relating to welding open 114 flood gates in the border wall in Arizona.

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Authored by Denes Albert via ReMix News,

Arguably Germany’s most famous currently serving mayor, Tübingen’s Boris Palmer, has attributed the success of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party among young voters to the consequences of mass migration, which have transformed the school.

“They experience what irregular migration means on a daily basis,” Palmer wrote on Facebook on Monday.

“Above all, the young men who have arrived alone are changing the living environment of young people. In the park, in the club, on the street, on the bus, at the train station, in the schoolyard,” he added.

Notably, Palmer was once a Green party mayor, but as he became known more and more for his outspokenness against mass immigration and other political taboos, the party worked to eject him. Nevertheless, he remained so popular with the people of his city that they elected him as an unaffiliated mayor, which means he is running Tübingen independent of any political party.

He warned that anyone who is in contact with young people in Germany knows that they repeatedly note “their fear of migrants’ propensity for violence,” but that this view is not taken seriously or “discredited as racism.”

Palmer’s assertion is backed by the country’s own crime data from the federal interior ministry, which shows that violent crime hit record highs in 2023, with foreigners producing six out of 10 violent crimes. His point about migrant violence on trains is also backed by data as well. In regard to the school system, the deleterious effect migrants are having, including in terms of violence, is an open topic in the German media.

Furthermore, Palmer points to the “dogmas of wokeness and open borders,” which do not match the reality of young people’s lives.

As a result, “they are reorienting themselves and voting for a party that at least doesn’t dismiss their concerns as bad and wrong from the outset.”

Palmer claims that the AfD will not “solve the problem” and says that most young people are not “stupid enough” to believe the AfD can do this. However, these young people will not vote for parties that attempt to label them as racist or as part of the problem.

He said that the left is also harming the cause of climate protection, as they link the struggle against climate change to the struggle against the right, including with activists such as Luisa Neubauer.

“This is gambling away the social majorities for climate protection, even among young people,” said Palmer.

The AfD surged to become the second-largest German party in the EU parliament after Sunday’s EU elections, jumping to 16 percent of the vote. The AfD has promised to deport millions of migrants, combat migrant crime, and secure the German school system.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, EDUCATION, GERMANY, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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by Tyler Durden
 

More than two years into the war in Eastern Europe, it's time to ask: What have Western sanctions against Russia actually accomplished?

Earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about Russia's economic resilience and ability to withstand international sanctions. The West's attempts to cripple Moscow's crude oil revenues and cut off its access to military technology are failing. 

Putin recently remarked, "We have growth, and they have decline… They all have problems through the roof, not even comparable to our problems."

Given the context above, the West is about to broaden the scope of secondary sanctions on Russia, as reported by the Financial Times. This move will target any financial institution transacting with sanctioned Russian entities, treating them as working directly with Moscow's military-industrial base.  

The measure will widen a White House executive order that in December gave the Treasury the authority to apply secondary sanctions on foreign financial institutions if they were found to have acted for, or on behalf of, any of about 1,200 entities deemed by the US government to be part of Russia's defence sector.

After this week's change, that number will rise to more than 4,500 and will encompass almost all Russian entities that have already been sanctioned, even if this was for reasons other than direct support of the war in Ukraine. They include banks such as Sberbank and VTB, the country's largest lenders. -FT

"Secondary sanctions are intended to expand the US's ability to pursue circumvention by actors who do not have any legal nexus with the US. It means the US can, in effect, enforce its sanctions on people who aren't otherwise subject to US law," said Emily Kilcrease, a trade and sanctions expert at the Center for a New American Security think-tank.

The US aims to disrupt trade flows between Chinese institutions and Russian firms by expanding the scope of secondary sanctions. The partnership between these two nations has grown closer since the invasion of Ukraine.

Kilcrease noted, "You could see this as strengthening the legal basis under which the US could apply sanctions to Chinese banks that have assisted the Russian war effort. The Treasury will hope they take notice. But at some point you may need to actually escalate and sanction one of them."

Meanwhile, Russian commodities firms are ramping up their use of fiat-pegged digital currencies to execute cross-border transactions with Chinese counterparts. Conducting trade in stablecoins could be problematic in the West's attempt to crush Moscow. 

Claire's Observations:  How in the name of heaven will this possibly become enforceable?!?!?  Does the US have a way of "forcing" a Chinese bank to do something which is both economically unpalatable, and unfeasible?!?  Folks, that's where these "sanctions" JUST don't pass the "smell test".

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Federal prosecutors revealed text messages on Monday showing Hunter Biden attempting to meet a drug dealer the day before he allegedly lied about his drug use while purchasing a firearm. The texts, sent to a contact identified as “Q,” were presented as evidence during his ongoing trial. The messages suggest Hunter was trying to arrange a meeting to buy drugs just before purchasing a .38-caliber gun.

The texts show Hunter Biden, 54, coordinating with “Q” on October 11th, 2018, writing, “Meet me 7/11 at 3.” The day before, he messaged, “Can you meet me @ 7/11 now?” but “Q,” also known as “Jr,” was unavailable. It remains unclear if they met before Hunter visited Starquest Shooters & Survival Supply on October 12th.

According to the Daily Mail, “Q” was identified as Eladio Otero Jr., who pleaded guilty in June 2023 to using a communication device to support a drug conspiracy. Otero received a sentence of one year of supervised release and fifteen months in jail.

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A federal jury in Delaware today found Hunter Biden guilty of three felonies based on his purchase of a revolver from a Wilmington gun shop in October 2018. That outcome is not surprising, since Biden had publicly admitted that he was a regular crack cocaine user around the time of the transaction. But Biden can still challenge the verdict by arguing that his prosecution violated the Second Amendment—a claim that pits him against his own father.

The central charge against the president's son was a violation of 18 USC 922(g)(3), which makes it a felony for an "unlawful user" of a "controlled substance" to receive or possess a firearm. The two other charges, also felonies, involved Biden's misrepresentation of himself as a legal gun buyer. Biden faces combined maximum penalties of up to 25 years in prison, although his actual sentence is apt to be much shorter, assuming he is incarcerated at all.

In his 2021 memoir Beautiful Things, Biden described a crack addiction that extended from the spring of 2018 into 2019, featuring several "bullshit attempt[s] to get well." His defense hinged on the improbable and legally iffy suggestion that he bought and possessed the gun during a brief window when he was sober and did not view himself as an illegal drug user or addict.

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by Tyler Durden

Last week, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took a detour from grilling Anthony Fauci over COVID-19, to confront him with photos of beagles who had been subjected to animal testing experiments widely reported to be funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH), following a 2021 investigation series by the group White Coat Waste Project.

"We should be recommending you to be prosecuted," Greene told Fauci. "We should be writing a criminal referral because you should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. You belong in prison," she continued, adding "That man does not deserve to have a license. As a matter of fact, it should be revoked and he belongs in prison."

 

This opened up a can of worms which includes a response from White Coat Waste, and triggered the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler to do a deep dive into 'Beaglegage' in an effort to debunk Greene.

When we first saw Greene hold up the photo, we figured this would be easy to debunk — another in a string of misleading attacks against Fauci, who became the public face of the government’s response to the pandemic. -Washington Post

Only to discover that the NIH appears to have lied about funding the experiment, which involved beagles between 6 and 8 months old obtained from the kennels of the Pasteur Institute of Tunis. In the study, the beagles were sedated and then exposed to hundreds of sand flies that had been deprived of food for 24 hours. This exposure took place as part of research into zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (ZVL), a disease carried by sand flies that can affect dogs and humans.

Claire's Observations:  I haven't been able to believe anything the government has said to its people since the JFK assassination.  I am no "tin foil hat deplorable":  I am a Dean's Scholar graduate of my college, (which required a 3.7 5 GPA or better) so I completely understand how responsibility; moral ethics, and  logic have to be the foundation for credibility and trust between We the People and is government.  

That trust.... is now pretty much gone, courtesy of its evisceration by various "flavors" of administrations which have endlessly  lied about why this government was doing what it was doing, when the simple answer was "follow the money."  

A lot of people, particularly those invested in our military industrial complex, made a killing (literally and figuratively) with all the wars and military actions in which the US government have been involved, from Vietnam forward to this day. 

The "wars on disease", which have in the case of Covid, and the Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex's response to it, generated worse problems in many people who took the MRNA shots and boosters, than the original disease might have created.   

The combination of intubation, coupled with sedatives, when elderly people came into ERs, and were (allegedly) diagnosed with the disease, most likely killed many of them.

The point was creating both panic and profit. Pharmaceutical companies then made a killing (again, literally and figuratively), with the shots, even though many at key executive levels  knew there were massive problems, but suppressed the negative data, in fact by somehow magically having such data  literally "disappear" the VAERS data base.

One of the results of the Bush Regime's alleged "War On Terror" (read:  the war against oil-producing countries which is on going) was the Homeland Security Act, which forbids individuals from suing Pharmaceutical companies for any harm they may have encountered during a normal office visit for a vaccination. 

However, as in the case of the Texas Attorney general, Paxton against Pfizer for lying about the long term efficacy of their MRNA jabs, I am just slightly hopeful that things may change in favor of American consumers, although I am not holding my breath.  https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/attorney-general-ken-paxton-sues-pfizer-misrepresenting-covid-19-vaccine-efficacy-and-conspiring

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A few days ago, Dr. Phil sat down with Donald Trump for a lengthy interview that’s since gone viral.

While there were several important moments in their conversation, Dave Rubin is particularly interested in the segment where Dr. Phil broached the subject of revenge with the former president.

Many would argue that Trump, who is often viewed as a political prisoner, is justified in seeking revenge on those who have made him the most targeted man in our nation’s history. But is this what’s best for America?

According to Trump, no.

Webmaster addition: I am glad Trump is toning down the revenge talk. That just makes the Democrats more desperate and desperate people do desperate things!

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Hunter Biden’s guilty verdict is a “distraction from the real crimes of the Biden Crime Family,” Trump campaign national press secretary Karoline Leavitt said in a statement following the conviction.

Biden family members and Biden business-linked entities received more than $15 million from individuals in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, and China, according to the House impeachment inquiry.

“Crooked Joe Biden’s reign over the Biden Family Criminal Empire is all coming to an end on November 5th, and never again will a Biden sell government access for personal profit,” Leavitt said.

A Delaware jury on Tuesday found Hunter guilty on all three gun charges after only several hours of deliberating.

Testimony from several witnesses during the trial said Hunter used drugs in 2018, the timeframe that he worked on foreign business deals with his family.

One of the biggest deals came when Biden’s family members accepted money from CEFC China Energy Co, an organization with close ties to the CCP. The House Oversight Committee revealed in 2023 that CEFC controlled State Energy HK Limited, a company linked to $1.3 million collective payments to the Biden family members.

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In a speech Tuesday afternoon to activists at a gun control event, President Biden asked, “Who in God’s name needs a magazine that holds 200 shells?”

He asked this question during a speech given just hours after his son, Hunter, was convicted on three gun charges.

 

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As predicted for years and on the back of the Wood Stoves ban and burning your own ‘wet’ wood ban. Here it is. Any chicken or outdoor bird MUST be registered by October the 1st.

Failure to register will result in investigation and possible fines/jail.

There is no cost at the moment, however this will come. They will slowly increase the cost of keeping chickens so that people simply cant afford to keep them. They then become reliant on the system and become tied to the technocracy hell that the WEF are moulding for us.

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Four campaign workers in Connecticut on Tuesday were charged with mishandling absentee ballots in a 2019 Democratic mayoral primary, including one of the city's council members, and a Democratic Party official.

The four campaign workers, who took part in handling absentee ballots during the election in Bridgeport, Connecticut, were each charged with unlawful possession of absentee ballots, along with various other election law violations. The 2019 primary saw incumbent Mayor Joe Ganim, beat state Sen. Marilyn Moore by just 270 votes, according to the Associated Press.

Among those charged are Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee Vice Chairperson Wanda Geter-Pataky, City Council Member Alfredo Castillo, and campaign workers Nilsa Heredia and Josephine Edmonds.

The 2019 election scandal predated an even more controversial election, which occurred in the city last year. The 2023 scandal resulted in a judge ordering a redo of the mayoral election, which Ganim won the primary in January, and the general election in February. 

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Rolling Stone has sparked controversy by attacking Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito for his Christian faith and his belief in limited government. The magazine’s latest article centers on Alito’s comments made during a Supreme Court Historical Society event, where liberal filmmaker Lauren Windsor posed as a conservative to bait him into making controversial statements.

Windsor falsely presented herself as a “religious conservative” and told Alito that she doubted there could be any negotiation with the left to reduce polarization. Alito agreed, noting, “There are differences on fundamental things that really can’t be compromised.” Despite the innocuous nature of this statement, Rolling Stone used it to paint Alito as a divisive figure.

In response to Windsor’s comments about the importance of godliness in America, Alito agreed, which Rolling Stone portrayed as scandalous. The magazine’s reaction suggests a broader hostility towards public figures expressing Christian beliefs and supporting foundational American principles.

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From all appearances, Trump is enjoying an upswing right now. Despite a guilty verdict from a New York jury, signs point to Trump gaining more and more support. He claimed to have raised around $400 million since the conviction. And polls show him with a solid lead over Biden, despite the media calling him a “convicted felon.”

Trump is now free to host his legendary campaigns. He recently held a rally in a major blue city in a critical swing state. And it seems he wowed voters, as was expected.

Now, CNN is commenting on how this state will break in November. Defying all odds, they are saying Trump could very well win a state Biden took in 2020. They also made it very clear why Biden is losing so badly there.

From Daily Caller:
CNN panelists broke down why Nevada will likely “land in Trump’s column” Monday on “CNN This Morning.” …

CNN host Kasie Hunt and CNN panelists Lulu Garcia Navarro and Jonah Goldberg admitted that Trump is poised to win the state that Biden secured by 2.4 points in 2020…

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The Australian Senate has just launched a major inquiry into the nation’s soaring numbers of excess deaths among the widely vaccinated population.

The country has suffered staggering losses since the mass vaccination program was launched in 2021.

Australia led the world in tyrannical lockdowns and vaccine mandates during, and after, the pandemic.

The nation has one of the highest rates of Covid mRNA vaccination in the world.

Over the past three years, however, the country has been battling the worst level of excess mortality since World War II.

Tags: AUSTRALIA, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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