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"The Chinese are universally conceded to be excellent people, honest, honorable, industrious, trustworthy, kind-hearted, and all that--leave them alone, they are plenty good enough just as they are; and besides, almost every convert runs a risk of catching our civilization. We ought to be careful. We ought to think twice before we encourage a risk like that; for, once civilized, China can never be uncivilized again. We have not been thinking of that." -- Mark Twain
Walmart is closing 21 retail locations across the US this year, including four in Chicago, citing poor financial performance at each.
The recent closures follow a trend of Walmart closing a handful of stores across various states each year, with the company saying that the stores are "underperforming" without providing specifics.
Most recently, Walmart confirmed that it would close a Neighborhood Market store in Kansas City, Kansas, on June 2 following a review of several factors including current and historic financial performance. The retailer announced in April that it was closing four of its eight Chicago stores, saying that they "lose tens of millions of dollars a year."
Newly released documents have indeed shed further light on the extensive network of influential individuals connected to Jeffrey Epstein. The files obtained include personal numbers and email addresses and provide details about his relationships with various high-profile individuals.
The late financier, infamous for his sex trafficking operation, had a network that crossed borders, industries, and even royal families. The documents, procured from Epstein’s estate by the US Virgin Islands government during its investigation, provide an alarming insight into Epstein’s relationships with the world’s elite, even after his sex offender registration.
Among the powerful figures, Epstein had links with British royalty, and several notable Americans according to docs obtained by The Daily Mail.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, was a frequent name within Epstein’s circles. Epstein reportedly used the Duke’s name in attempts to persuade JP Morgan to let him serve as an intermediary for affluent clients. Records also show efforts to arrange meetings with Sarah Ferguson, suggesting financial discussions between the Duchess of York and Epstein.
On Tuesday afternoon, Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced that the FBI refused to apply with his subpoena and thus he will be holding FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress. Chairman Comer is demanding that the FBI hand over a document that a whistleblower alleges documents President Biden's bribery scheme.
"Today, the FBI informed [GOP Oversight] that it will not provide the unclassified documents subpoenaed by the Committee," Comer announced in a tweet. "The Committee will now be taking steps to hold FBI Director Wray in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a lawful subpoena."
The uber-popular fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A has recently published its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement, which appears to be a complete abandonment of its long-held Christian values. The company recently released a statement on its website, stating that one of its "core values" is "that we are better together."
Chick-fil-A's statement continued: "When we combine our unique backgrounds and experiences with a culture of belonging, we can discover new ways to strengthen the quality of care we deliver: to customers, to the communities we serve and to the world. We understand that getting Better at Together means we learn better, care better, grow better and serve better. Chick-fil-A, Inc.'s commitment to being Better at Together means embedding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in everything we do."
A vast trove of Jeffrey Epstein's private calendars and emails are being revealed today by DailyMail.com.
The hundreds of pages in the files give an unprecedented insight into the late pedophile's extraordinary network of power and influence.
Among the revelations is that Epstein appeared to know personal details about the marriage of Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda – while magician David Blaine had numerous dinners with the financier.
Presidents, prime ministers, royalty and famous names previously not linked to Epstein are also featured in the hundreds of pages of documents.
They show that Epstein courted the world's elite even after serving 13 months in jail for having sex with underage girls – and being labeled a registered sex offender.
As he sought to rehabilitate his image, dozens of powerful people were scheduled to meet him including Irina Shayk, Chris Rock, Wendi Murdoch and Richard Branson.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing blowback this week over her noticeable silence on the final report from Special Counsel John Durham.
Pelosi’s office reportedly did not respond to several media requests for comment from Fox News after Durham’s report that found “the Department and the FBI failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law” during the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation.
Pelosi’s refusal to comment comes as she made a slew of comments over the years implying that Trump was guilty and colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. Pelosi even took it as far as claiming Trump’s campaign played some sort of a role in working with Russia to undermine the U.S. One Twitter user said Pelosi’s comments should have ended her career.
Selina Soule, a track and field champion who was forced to compete against biological males in high school, pleaded with other women to take a stand in defense of female athletes as she prepares for a legal battle against the state of Connecticut.
"Everybody who has encountered this issue needs to speak up and ask for fairness," Soule said Wednesday on "America Reports." "I was one of the very first to start speaking on this issue, and it’s taken awhile, but we are finally starting to get somewhere…we need to protect every single girl in this country,"
Soule urged "everybody out there…to start speaking on this issue and ask for fairness to be restored to women sports."
In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the history and the phenomenal rise of the violent crime rate in the United States, particularly from the 1960’s to the early 1990’s. In this final article, we’ll explore the recent sharp decline in the brutal crime ratio in America and will consider the 5 most dangerous cities as ranked by the FBI in the U.S.
The felony rate in America soared from the commencement of the twentieth century until almost the conclusion of the century, rising as high as 350% by the mid 60’s, but for the past 17 years, this horrendous rate has dropped as much as 40% since it peaked in 1993. Since then, thankfully, the brutal crime rate has begun trending downward. Vicious crime dropped a robust 5 % from 2008 and 2009 alone. For a one-year drop after 30 years of increases, that’s quite an improved number.
In fact, 2005 was considered the best year in regards to the reduction of violent crime in the past 3 decades. Though most aggressive crime rates have dropped, there are still some extremely dangerous cities, but one surprising trend is the decrease in the homicide ratio in the United States since the 1990’s. Homicides alone dropped over 40% from 1991 to 2005 alone. That is practically a 40% decline in less than fifteen years time.
The media still covers up the true story of George Floyd’s death. When Fox News was reporting the truth, they did some honest reporting. One America News recently reported the truth again. The other networks are content to let four innocent men suffer punishments they never deserved.
The One America News Network (OANN) interviewed former federal prosecutor George Parry about the George Floyd case. He repeated what we all know. Floyd died from drugs that brought on his heart failure. The officers were railroaded.
If the officers were acquitted, the radical left led by Antifa and Black Lives Matter would have burned the city down.
There is no evidence of a neck injury, but the medical examiner was coerced into lying. Watch the interview.
American credit card debt has passed $1 trillion for the first time, with the average household now owing $10,000.
Some $1.2 trillion was owed in credit card debt by Americans at the end of 2022, a WalletHub report shows.
The Federal reserve estimates a slightly more conservative figure, putting the nation's credit card debt at $986 billion, a steep incline of $250 billion in two years.
With interest rates rising a new credit card now has an average rate of 24 percent, in contrast to 16.65 percent last spring, making repayments a more painful affair.
In contrast debt went into decline when the pandemic hit and consumer spending decreased.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene leveled a stunning allegation against first son Hunter Biden this week regarding what she described as information gleaned from “staggering” bank statements.
The Georgia Republican said during an interview that the statements indicate Hunter was involved in sex trafficking schemes, citing the documents, as well as suspicious activity reports that show money being transferred between him and prostitutes.
“This is true human sex trafficking of people that are not even citizens. And the question is, were they being held in some sort of sex slavery?” Greene said during an appearance on conservative commentator Benny Johnson’s podcast.
“These are the crimes that the FBI and the Department of Justice should be investigating and prosecuting with Hunter Biden because the evidence is all there, and the women are easily accessible. You can talk to them and call them in as witnesses,” she added.
Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the National Archives for Biden family records and communications regarding travel and finance transactions, as well as communications between the Bidens and several known business associates (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. National Archives (No. 1:23-cv-01432).
The lawsuit was filed after the National Archives have yet to produce any records in response to a February 2023 FOIA request for:
Records and/or communications from former Vice President Joseph R. Biden regarding:
a) any international or domestic travel
b) any international or domestic financial activity, including but not limited to banking and financial institutions, overseas bank accounts , credit card companies, bills, invoices, fees, agreements, financial arrangements, payments, wire transfers, contracts, QuickBooks, financial spreadsheets, business proposals, office or residential leases, rent payments, real estate transactions
Another high-profile official has left Vice President Kamala Harris’ office, making her the latest to do so following a series of other notable departures.
Harris’ deputy press secretary, Ernesto Apreza, is calling it quits, marking another high-profile departure from the vice president’s office. She will join the Department of Defense.
“Ernesto Apreza, Harris’ senior adviser for public engagement, will become deputy press secretary and is expected to focus on engaging local and state press, as well as specific key coalition groups. Apreza previously served on the Biden-Harris campaign, as well as on the then-mayor of Seattle’s staff,” the report noted.
Singh’s departure follows those of other ranking members of Harris’ inner circle.
Chief Speechwriter Kate Childs Graham, Communications Director Ashley Etienne, and Symone Sanders, a senior adviser and chief spokesperson, have all resigned from Harris’ team.
Last March the Washington Post reported that climate change was raising flight turbulence risks. Earlier this month, the World Economic Forum repeated the story in a blog stating that “erratic” clear air turbulence is expected to increase by two or three times in the coming decades. Climate change is said to be making flights a lot bumpier. Not considered worthy of mention in either tale was a caveat pointing out that there has been no increase in accidents or injuries due to turbulence over the last 30 years. During this period, according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation, passenger numbers have quadrupled, meaning there has been a relative decline in harmful turbulence activity.
So where does all this deliberately alarmist guff come from? Both stories referenced the work of Professor Paul Williams of Reading University. He suggests that atmospheric dynamics have changed significantly since scientists first observed them via satellite data in the late 1970s. Using climate models and the RCP8.5 scenarios, he forecasts huge increase in clear air turbulence. Note the use of RCP8.5, the most extreme IPCC climate scenario along with the later variant SSP5-8.5. It assumes high greenhouse gas emissions causing 4-5C temperature rises within less than 80 years. Few scientists believe these climate pathways are remotely plausible, and even the IPCC refers to them as “low likelihood”. These reservations, however, are not shared with politicians, nor with the IPCC’s trusted messengers in the press.
Yet it seems these implausible scenarios are so addictive for climate alarmists that about half the impact mentions in both the IPCC reports and across the wider scientific community still incorporate them. This of course feeds through to most of the alarmist copy produced by mainstream media, who reproduce the ‘settled’ science messages necessary to hype alarm and promote the collectivist Net Zero political agenda.
House Republicans have kicked off their own version of a Jan. 6 committee that will “reinvestigate” what happened at the U.S. Capitol in 2021. Georgia Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk, the chairman of the committee, said they will “investigate both sides” and “show what really happened on Jan. 6.”
Several Republicans were issued subpoenas by the Democrat-led committee last year. Now, Republicans are debating turning up the heat on the woman responsible for selecting the panel: Nancy Pelosi.
Republicans previously sent Pelosi a letter asking why she did not do more to protect the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, including requesting National Guard deployments and a bulked-up Capitol Police presence.
“I’m gonna tell you the truth: Yes, I do,” said Georgia GOP Rep. Buddy Carter when asked if he believes Republicans should issue a subpoena to Pelosi.