"Finally, history has shown that all opposition to entrenched oligarchy arises from the middle classes, who have the surplus of funds needed to challenge the ruling classes. Communism survived for as long as it did because their system designed the middle class out of existence at the very start. The New World Order will have to, indeed already is, following the same model. If the general population only has enough to pay for the next day's rent and food, they will do as they are told." -- Michael Rivero

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The far-left “green” agenda isn’t just after your car or gas stove. Radical progressives are demanding whole-life changes to “save” the planet. In reality, they are simply trying to use the climate to impose more and more socialist policies onto American families.

The biggest offenders, in their minds, are meat eaters. Carnivore Americans are “destroying” the earth. Even a UN summit from last year demanded the U.S. to stop consuming red meat.

Liberal companies have pushed “meat alternatives” to win us over. These products, made from heavily processed plants, are supposed to taste like real meat. Everyone from grocery stores to restaurants is pushing this stuff. But it looks like Americans are just not interested.

From The Post Millennial:
A new report released by the Good Food Institute (GFI) has found that sales of plant-based alternatives to real meat, seafood, eggs, and dairy in the United States declined in 2023…

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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ince Joe Biden entered office, conflict and war have exploded around the world. Critics, including Donald Trump, claim this is because of Biden’s apparent weakness on the global stage.

Biden appears to be trying to repair his image by throwing billions at overseas conflicts. He wants Americans bankrolling Ukraine’s war with Russia—despite providing no plan on how to end the bloodshed.

Despite all the spending, global conflict is getting worse. In the vacuum of leadership created by the Biden White House, other countries are being forced to step up and lead. And this one world leader just announced that the Ukraine war could get much worse, very soon.

From Breitbart:
French President Emmanuel Macron restated a previous commitment of making troops available for Ukraine, using an interview published Thursday to detail the issue would “legitimately” arise if Russia broke through Ukrainian front lines and Kyiv made such a request…

“I’m not ruling anything out, because we are facing someone who is not ruling anything out,” said Macron when asked if he stood by comments earlier this year not excluding the sending of Western troops that sent shockwaves around Europe.

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The White House dusted Joe Biden off and gave him a 3-minute speech to condemn months of antisemitism and hate. He claimed America is not a “lawless country.” He called for order to prevail, but he did not mention any action by his administration, including using the National Guard to end these protests.

While he said there is “no place” for antisemitism on campuses, he was quick to defend Muslims against “Islamophobia,” despite a total lack of such a thing during these protests. Pro-Palestinian, pro-Hamas groups are singling out Jews, putting them in harm’s way. Nobody has done the same to Muslims.

Biden did not mention whether the DOJ is investigating these protests, even though signs point to outside influence. After the short comments, conservative leaders were quick to call out a major flaw in Biden’s claims.

From Fox News:
A 2020 social media post by then-presidential candidate Joe Biden blaming then-President Donald Trump for violence in the U.S. is drawing renewed criticism after violence has erupted on college campuses nationwide stemming from anti-Israel protests.

“Joe Biden has looked the other way as Democrat foot soldiers hijack universities across America,” Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe [said]…

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By Thomas Brooke of RMXnews.com

In an exclusive interview with Remix News, Gerolf Annemans, the Vlaams Belang MEP and president of the European Identity and Democracy group, warns that even greater censorship of conservatives is just around the corner, and tells right-wing groups what they must do to ensure their message continues to be heard

Conservative political parties across Europe should begin contingency planning for the inevitable time in the near future when right-wing platforms are the victims of mass censorship by an increasingly desperate liberal establishment, a senior Belgian nationalist lawmaker told Remix News at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Hungary last week

“Globally, we expect that we have to seek alternatives. That’s why we now organize visiting homes on a very large scale. We are shifting toward means that give us the opportunity to reach the electorate even if we are cut off on social media,” said Vlaams Belang MEP Gerolf Annemans.

“We have new means to talk to the people. People want to hear us. So, the people are open to hear and to listen to us and we adapt to the situation. We expect social media to be shut down for normal political communication,” the MEP warned.

Vlaams Belang is a Flemish nationalist party that proposes independence for the region of Flanders from the rest of Belgium. It has had considerable success on social media in recent years, particularly on Facebook where it has amassed 620,000 followers, helping the party push its core messages and propel itself to the top of the polls in the region. Furthermore, the party is the most popular party with young people, and a key element of that popularity is the party’s efforts on TikTok and Facebook, including substantial monetary investments into the platforms.

The right may be forced off social media

However, this success, which many other right-wing parties have enjoyed on social media, will inevitably result in a backlash. Annemans warned that a major crackdown was coming against those across the European Union whose views deviate from the typical left-wing mainstream and that conservative parties need to find workarounds, including face-to-face meetings with the public.

In fact, Annemans, who is also the current president of the European grouping Identity and Democracy (ID), believes radical measures to suppress conservative mouthpieces are just around the corner.

“We invest where we can and we use the means that we have, but of course that cannot rely [on social media] for more than a few years because we see what the European Union is doing with the Digital Services Act,” he said.

The Digital Services Act is the European Union’s attempt to regulate social media, placing requirements on digital platforms to monitor content and remove that deemed to fall short of being “socially desirable.” The vague definitions of “harmful content” and “disinformation” could result in tech platforms acting in an overzealous manner in order to avoid financial penalties imposed by the European Commission for failing to comply with the regulation.

Annemans accused the European Commission of giving Thierry Breton, the French commissioner leading the social media crackdown, “the means that are part of a Soviet dictatorship model to intervene with the political communications of opponents. Macron’s opponents, but in Belgium, of course, the opponents of the left-liberal regime.”

The draconian measures have led to Vlaams Belang looking at how else it can spread its message and is reverting to the traditional political campaigning method of door-to-door canvassing.

Claire's Observations:  American conservatives need to look and listen to what these folks are saying and doing,  as they are looking at the same kind of ideological suppression against Conservatives which Europe's conservatives are about to be experiencing.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, EUROPE
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The lawyer representing Stormy Daniels, Keith Davidson, said in court that the payment given to Daniels was not “hush money.” He read a statement that said the rumors that the money was “hush money” were “completely false.” The money was a “consideration” not a payment to keep the woman silent, it appears.

A “consideration” is a term in legal contracts for something given in return for the promise of abiding by a contract. The payment was called “legal fees” in Trump’s accounting, which is what Democrats claim was fraud.

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Asylum seekers are rallying against New York City as it seeks to enforce its 30 day limit on shelter stays. The problem is that asylum applications can take months, and work permission takes even longer, leaving many people who traveled to America to start new lives sadly stuck in limbo as their safety net disappears.

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by Tyler Durden

Friday, May 03, 2024 - 01:45 AM

Gaza will need rebuilding on scale not seen since World War 2, the United Nations has said in a new report which seeks to assess the immense scale and scope of damage after almost seven months of war.

The report released by the UN Development Program (UNDP) said that Gaza needs "approximately 80 years to restore all the fully destroyed housing units" and that rebuilding all that's been destroyed in the Strip could even drag into the next century.

Via AP

"Unprecedented levels of human losses, capital destruction, and the steep rise in poverty in such a short period of time will precipitate a serious development crisis that jeopardizes the future of generations to come," UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said in a statement.

The report tallies that some 80,000 homes have been fully destroyed while at least 370,000 have been damaged. The UN also indicated there's a possibility that rebuilding could be completed by 2040, but only if "construction materials are delivered five times as fast as in the last crisis in 2021" and if there war were to immediately stop.

According to more via Reuters, "In a scenario where the war lasts nine months, poverty is set to increase from 38.8% of Gaza's population at the end of 2023 to 60.7%, dragging a large portion of the middle class below the poverty line, the report said."

One UN official referenced in international reports said that Israel's bombardment of the Strip has resulted in a "moonscape" of destruction.

As of Thursday, Gaza's Health Ministry says that 34,596 mostly civilians have died since Israel launched its offensive in retaliation for the Hamas terror attacks, while over 77,000 have been wounded. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have tallied some 13,000 militants killed during the operation. Each side disputes these casualty figures.

Meanwhile, at a moment famine threatens to take many more lives, the Pentagon says it is nearly completion of the $320 million floating pier which will get maritime food aid into Gaza.

Claire's Observations:  Once the AAA is passed and signed by the President, the reporting of such stories will become illegal in the US.

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by Tyler Durden

Friday, May 03, 2024 - 03:15 AM

Previously we detailed the ongoing Saudi crackdown on the potential for an 'Islamist uprising' in response to Arab Gulf countries normalizing relations with Israel. So far, the UAE has normalized, and Bahrain too, and now Saudi Arabia is said to be on the cusp.

On Thursday there emerged reports of an unprecedented first: a group by the name of the "Islamic Resistance in Bahrain" has claimed its first ever attack on Israel in retaliation for Israeli military operations in Gaza.

The group identifying itself in Arabic as Saraya al-Ashtar or al-Ashtar Brigades launched drones against the southern Israeli port city of Eilat. It reportedly happened on Saturday, but has only late this week been announced by the relatively unknown group.

The group announced that it "targeted the headquarters of the company responsible for land transportation in the Zionist entity [Trucknet] in the city of Umm al-Rashrash [Eilat] in occupied Palestine" - as cited in Al Jazeera. Eilat has been a frequent target of Yemen's Houthis amid the ongoing Red Sea crisis.

The Israeli land transport company 'Trucknet" is very active in Arab Gulf countries and is seen as a vital element in restoring Israel-Gulf ties. It is as yet unclear from where the Bahraini group launched the attack. There's a likelihood it was operating from Yemeni territory.

This attack is likely intended to disrupt both diplomatic and economic ties between Bahrain and Israel:

Trucknet, which is an Israeli transport company, signed an agreement in March to transfer oil between Israel and Arab countries. Saraya al-Ashtar is designated as a “terrorist” organisation by the US, which says it has ties with Iran.

In September Israel took the unprecedented step of opening an embassy in Bahrain based on Abraham Accords talks. However the Gaza war in the wake of Oct.7 disrupted things, and Bahrain recalled its ambassador from Israel. Yet later, by December, Bahrain signaled that it remains committed to normalized ties with Israel. 

The wealthy island-nation which sits just off the Saudi coast plays host to the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), as well as the US 5th Fleet and others

 

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Jim Jordan Drops "Smoking Gun" Over White House 'Lab Leak' Suppression At Facebook

by Tyler Durden

Thursday, May 02, 2024 - 07:10 PM

Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) has released several new pieces of previously unseen information revealing what Elon Musk called a "smoking gun" in regards White House pressure on Facebook to censor the lab leak theory of Covid-19.

First, Jordan shares a text message from Mark Zuckerberg to Sheryl Sandberg, Nick Clegg and Joel Kaplan - the company's highest-ranking executives at the time, in which he asks if Facebook can tell the world that "the [Biden] WH put pressure on us to censor the lab leak theory?" - hours after Biden accused Facebook of "killing people."

Claire's Observations:  Unflipping believable, but thoroughly predictable, from By-di-Bye's minions.

 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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by blueapples

A quote apocryphally attributed to Huey Long rues the premise that "when fascism comes to the United States, it will be draped in the American flag." After the passage of H.R. 6090: the Antisemitism Awareness Act with overwhelming bipartisan support, it appears that fascism has come to the United States after all, albeit draped in an Israeli flag instead.

Although the Antisemitism Awareness Act has yet to pass the Senate or be signed into law by President Biden, its stamp of approval by the uniparty seemingly makes that an inevitability. Of the 91 nay votes against the bill, only 21 of those were made by Republicans (compared to 70 by Democrats), a brazen example of hypocrisy from the party that has held itself in regard as the nation's last vanguard of free speech given the law's assault on the First Amendment. In addition to the obvious problems the bill poses regarding freedom of speech, further examination of it reveals the stark reality that its parameters could be construed to violate American's freedom of religion.

The legislation draws upon the definition of antisemitism adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, effectively codifying the parameters set forth by a NGO as US law. Of those parameters, one presents a clear and obvious violation of the first amendment protection guaranteeing free expression of religion. That facet of the IHRA definition of antisemitism includes "Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis.

"In Folio 43A of the Gemara, the rabbinical commentary on the Mishnah tractate Sanhedrin which deals with the Jewish court system and laws related to it includes an account of the trial execution of Jesus of Nazareth. According to Sanhedrin 43a of the Talmud, Jesus of Nazareth was tried and executed by the Jewish leaders of the Sanhedrin for the crimes of sorcery, heresy, and sedition. Unlike the New Testament, which chroniclers the Sanhedrin bringing Jesus to Roman Governor Pontius Pilate to compel him to crucify Christ, the Talmud asserts that it was the Sanhedrin itself which carried out his execution by way of lapidation (stoning one to death).

The Talmud goes on to make further commentary on Jesus, namely that he was raised from the dead by a necromancer named Onkelos. In speaking to Onkelos, rabbis assert Christ revealed that he had been sent to Hell (Shoal in Judaism) to be boiled in excrement as punishment for his crimes before being saved from that eternal damnation by being resurrected by the necromancer."

What makes this part of the Talmud so paradoxical in light of the Antisemitism Awareness Act is that this tenet of Judaism quite literally fits into the IHRA definition of antisemitism. That would paradoxically mean that in addition to expressing the Christian belief of blood libel, expressing one's belief in Sanhedrin 43a of the Talmud may also constitute a crime. More bluntly, the plain meaning of law's statutory construction could be used to quite literally categorize certain tenets of Judaism as antisemitic.

With the Antisemitism Awareness Act poised to become the law of the land, enacting it will most likely be the first step of its journey to the chambers of the Supreme Court. Challenges to the law on the grounds of the first amendment protections afforded to freedom of speech and religion will seek to have the Antisemitism Awareness Act nullified on the basis of it being unconstitutional. Though that much has already been foreseen since the House Of Representatives passed H.R. 6090, little did critics of the law know that they would have an argument against its constitutionality ironically based on Judaism.

 

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In a sudden twist of fate, the long-anticipated consumer pullback has finally arrived, casting a shadow over some of America’s most beloved fast-food chains.

The news from Starbucks sent shockwaves through the market, with a surprise drop in same-store sales leading to a 17% plunge in its shares. But the coffee giant isn’t alone in its struggles. Pizza Hut and KFC also reported shrinking same-store sales, signaling a broader downturn in consumer spending. Even McDonald’s, a stalwart of the fast-food industry, admitted to adopting a “street-fighting mentality” to compete for value-minded diners.

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Recent warnings from consulting firm Klaros Group paint a dire picture: up to 7% of U.S. banks may be on the brink of failure. As rogue trading continues unchecked, and credit card default rates soar to record highs of 7.8%, the alarm bells are ringing louder than ever.

But the troubles run deeper than headline figures suggest. The rapid decline in reverse repo activity, shrinking from over $2500 billion to under $500 billion in just 16 months, hints at a looming liquidity crisis. Once this reservoir is drained, the flow of capital could grind to a halt, plunging the financial system into turmoil.

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In a bid to prop up the yen, Japan conducted its second currency intervention this week, a move fraught with economic uncertainties and potential pitfalls. Behind Tokyo's latest foray into the currency markets lies a desperate attempt to counteract the yen's persistent weakness, but the implications of such interventions raise critical questions about the sustainability of Japan's economic strategy.

Despite Japan's efforts, the intrinsic value of the yen continues to diminish, exacerbated by relentless printing and the depletion of foreign exchange reserves. Tokyo's policy of selling yen through massive government bond purchases, amounting to a staggering 6 trillion yen ($38.5 billion) monthly, is a short-term fix that fails to address the underlying structural issues driving the currency's decline.

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Biden has taken a swipe at US ally Japan, blaming xenophobia for its economic struggles as he praised the positive impact of immigration on America.

At an election campaign fundraiser in Washington on Wednesday, the US president suggested that his country’s economy was growing in part “because we welcome immigrants”.

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Over the past 13 weeks, initial unemployment claims have remained remarkably consistent, hovering around 212k, despite the inherent variability in state programs and seasonal factors such as holidays.

If the trend of minimal volatility persists, it could erode confidence in the accuracy of unemployment data and raise concerns about underlying economic conditions.

Further stagnation in unemployment claims data could potentially trigger broader skepticism regarding the integrity of economic indicators and prompt demands for transparency and accountability from relevant authorities.

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