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"It is the very nature of power that it attracts the very sort of people who should not have it. The United States, as the world's last superpower, is a prize that attracts men and women willing to do anything to win that power, and hence are willing to do anything with it once they have it. It is racist to assume that tyrants appear only in other nations and that somehow America is immune simply because we're Americans. America has escaped the clutches of a dictatorship only through the efforts of those citizens who, unlike the Germans and Russians of the 1930s, have the moral courage to stand up and point out where the government is lying to the people." -- Michael Rivero
In a discrimination lawsuit filed Monday against Fox News and several of its executives, a former producer at the network said the "poisonous and entrenched patriarchy" at the network allows for the abuse of female staff.
Abby Grossberg said in her lawsuit that she witnessed hostile workplace behavior toward host Maria Bartiromo. Grossberg accused Fox executives of forcing her to spy on the host of "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo" and report back to executives about her behavior.
Grossberg said Fox executives called Bartiromo names behind the scenes. One producer, the suit says, called Bartiromo "crazy," "menopausal," and said she often became "hysterical," while another described her as a "diva."
Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors landed at Clark Air Base in the Philippines last week in a move signaling increased defense efforts between the two countries.
During the exercise, U.S. pilots from the Alaska-based 525th Fighter Squadron joined aviators from the Philippine Air Force’s 5th Fighter Wing for low-altitude flyovers, air combat maneuvering, formation training, and, with help from a KC-135 Stratotanker, air-to-air refueling over the heavily contested South China Sea.
“This was the first time that F-22s, or any fifth-generation aircraft, have landed on and operated out of the Philippines,” Capt. Karl Schroeder, one of the Raptor pilots, said in a release. “This milestone with a regional ally aids in providing stability and security to the Indo-Pacific.”
The Biden administration has now begun releasing Chinese illegal aliens into the U.S., according to reports.
Fox News captured Border Patrol releasing Chinese nationals to an NGO in Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday.
“CBP sources say they are being released w NTAs (notices to appear) because there are so many crossing and no more space to house them,” reported Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins.
A Ukrainian army commander has made a startling admission to an American media outlet that puts the country’s chances of actually prevailing in the war against Russia in perspective.
According to the Washington Post, this week’s report by a commander of a Ukrainian battalion said that “all” Ukrainian soldiers who have combat experience are “already dead or wounded.” This could put at risk the Zelensky regime’s planned “spring offensive” to reclaim Russian territory, the outlet reported, adding:
The quality of Ukraine’s military force, once considered a substantial advantage over Russia, has been degraded by a year of casualties that have taken many of the most experienced fighters off the battlefield, leading some Ukrainian officials to question Kyiv’s readiness to mount a much-anticipated spring offensive.
U.S. and European officials have estimated that as many as 120,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or wounded since the start of Russia’s invasion early last year, compared with about 200,000 on the Russian side, which has a much larger military and roughly triple the population from which to draw conscripts. Ukraine keeps its running casualty numbers secret, even from its staunchest Western supporters.
The nineteenth “Twitter Files” installment has revealed that a Stanford University initiative routinely told social media companies to suppress posts containing “[t]rue content which might promote vaccine hesitancy.”
According to the latest installment of files posted to Twitter on Friday by journalist Matt Taibbi, The Virality Project, a Stanford University initiative launched in May 2020 that receives federal funding by the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation, instructed Big Tech social media platforms such as Twitter and TikTok to take action against admittedly “true” posts regarding the experimental COVID-19 vaccines as part of its fight against “disinformation.”
In the internal communications posted by Taibbi, the Stanford-led project flagged “True content which might promote vaccine hesitancy,” including “stories of true vaccine side effects,” as content that needed to be combatted through censorship.
A woman from Cascade, Montana, recently admitted to charges stemming from illegally receiving over $125,000 in student aid, using a series of schemes involving fraudulent native American tribal information, and enrolling family members in online classes at multiple schools without their knowledge.
America First Legal, a non-profit law center that according to Influence Watch “aims to use litigation to oppose left-of-center policies”, announced some startling news on Twitter. They noted that due to their victorious Freedom of Information Act-related lawsuit against the National Archives, they finally got new documents “directly linking Joe Biden to Hunter’s profiteering in Ukraine” from the archives.
America First Legal had a rather lengthy Twitter thread on the subject. “Despite Joe Biden’s assertions that he had no involvement with Hunter’s appointment to Burisma, he signed off on the official statement in response to questions from reporters about whether Hunter’s position undermined the VP’s credibility in pushing anti-corruption measures,” they wrote showcasing a 2015 email exchange between a government official and Eric D. Schwerin, a Rosemont Seneca employee.
America First Legal noted that “Eric D. Schwerin, Hunter’s associate at Rosemont Seneca Advisors, LLC, corrected typos in Vice President Biden’s official statement.” The law center also revealed that “The VP’s office connected reporters (who were writing about Hunter’s appointment to Burisma) to Amos Hochstein, the ‘point’ person for International Energy Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, to provide a ‘unique and valuable perspective’ on the relationships in Ukraine.”
The leader of Indonesia says the country must reduce its dependence on foreign payment systems, to negate potentially disastrous economic consequences should the country ever find itself in the crosshairs of Western sanctions.
Addressing a business forum in Jakarta this week, President Joko Widodo argued that Indonesia must shield itself from geopolitical disruptions, citing the sanctions attack on Russia’s financial sector by the US, EU, and their allies over the conflict in Ukraine.
“Be very careful. We must remember the sanctions imposed by the US on Russia. Visa and Mastercard could be a problem,” Widodo said on Wednesday at a gathering that promoted the use of Indonesian-made products and services.
Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield has warned that dangerous gain-of-function research will trigger the next pandemic and it will be “much more brutal” than anything that came before it.
Redfield issued the warning during Monday’s broadcast of Hill.TV’s “Rising.”
Some experts have predicted that the next pandemic will emerge from animal spillover, such as bird flu jumping to humans.
However, Redfield disagrees and says he believes that the next pandemic will come “from gain-of-function research or intentional bioterrorism.”
And that the next pandemic “will be much more brutal to the world than Covid was.”
China will officially join Iran to arm Russia, "if Kyiv does not accept the Chinese peace plan."
That is the information coming directly from the China delegation accompanying President Xi Jinping during his ongoing state visit to Russia.
Xi is expected to call Ukraine President Zelensky later this week; perhaps FROM MOSCOW during Xi's state visit!
Washington's response was like lightning: The Free World officially rejects China peace plan for Ukraine: "China's ceasefire initiative is an attempt to give Russia time to launch a new offensive." - The White House.
Prime Minister Netanyahu weighed in on the recent tensions in Jerusalem at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, emphasizing that Israel retains the right to “build in Jerusalem,” after the Biden administration criticized the impeding evictions of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem and Israeli construction in the West Bank.
“We emphatically reject the pressures not to build in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, these pressures have been increasing of late. I say even to our best friends: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Just as every people builds its capital and in its capital, so too do we reserve the right to build Jerusalem and in Jerusalem. This is what we have done and what we will continue to do,” he said, according to a statement from his office.
The cabinet meeting was held in Jerusalem’s City hall in honor of Jerusalem Day on Monday.
The Federal Reserve is expected to increase current interest rates by one-quarter of a percentage point. The Fed's forthcoming decision is raising questions as the banking crisis appears to be far from over, despite stabilization measures being taken by the US and Swiss governments.
The US federal takeover of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, and the Credit Suisse merger with UBS has not calmed markets so far, according to the Western press. Banks around the world reportedly face falling customer deposits and losses on holding securities.
Financial experts predict an economic slowdown and growing recession risks. Some say that the unfolding banking crisis is largely prompted by the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes and project that the US central banking system may cut rates in September 2023 to avert recession. Others suggest that the banking crisis has long been in the making and is caused by the failure of an economic structure built upon artificially cheap money.
The US Commerce Department announced proposed restrictions on Tuesday on new foreign operations of semiconductor manufacturers who receive federal funding in the US.
"CHIPS is fundamentally a national security initiative. That's why the law included guardrails to protect our national security," Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo posted on Twitter. "Today, we're building on them to ensure malign actors don’t have access to cutting-edge technology that can be used against America and our allies."
The use of ammunitions with depleted uranium (DU) by the Kiev regime may result in a spike of oncological diseases akin to the outbreak registered in the aftermath of the Yugoslav War, Ivan Konovalov, military expert and political analyst, told Sputnik.
On March 21, UK Minister for Defense Annabel Goldie told British lawmakers that London would grant a squadron of Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Kiev, as well as ammunition including armor-piercing rounds that contain depleted uranium. "Such rounds are highly effective in defeating modern tanks and armored vehicles," she bragged.
"The main feature of these shells is that they have a very high level of penetration. Depleted uranium provides a level of penetration that other shells do not," Konovalov told Sputnik. "I recall the history of the Yugoslav War; I worked there [at the time]. The Americans used depleted uranium in their air bombs."