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Agriculture Minister Murray Watt says Elon Musk acts like he doesn’t owe “any obligation” to the public after his social media company X vowed to fight orders by Australia’s online watchdog to remove content related to the alleged church stabbing.

The eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said social media giants X, formerly Twitter, and Facebook parent company Meta would be issued a notice of removal.

In a statement, which was shared by Musk, the social media giant said "recent attacks in Australia are a horrific assault on free society" but vowed to fight the removal notice.

Webmaster addition: What is it about that stabbing that Australia wants to keep under wraps?!?

Tags: AUSTRALIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP
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An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid beta protein in the brain, which are thought to kickstart the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

The finding supports the results of previous studies that found evidence of the protective effects of cannabinoids, including THC, on patients with neurodegenerative disease.

"Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer's, we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells," says one of the team, David Schubert from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California. 

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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In the hallowed halls of the United States Congress, amidst the echoes of impassioned debates and the clinking of champagne glasses, a decision was made. A decision that would ripple through the fabric of the nation, leaving some elated, others enraged, and many scratching their heads in bewilderment.

Yesterday, as the sun dipped below the horizon and the stars began to twinkle in the night sky, Congress made a bold move. They approved a staggering $61 billion to protect Ukraine, a gesture hailed as noble by some and questioned by others. Yet, what truly struck a dissonant chord was the stark contrast to their neglect of domestic concerns.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The U.S. Air Force on April 15 deployed 12 B-2 Spirit intercontinental range stealth bombers for a major show of force, with 12 of the service’s small fleet of just 20 aircraft taking part in a large fly-off exercise at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. The B-2 has notoriously high maintenance needs that far exceed those of any other combat jet in the world, and availability rates that are particularly low within the American bomber fleet, which makes the deployment of 12 of the aircraft - or 60 percent of the fleet - an exceptional show of force. Two aircraft, representing a further 10 percent of the fleet, are currently being repaired after being damaged in separate landing incidents, with the remaining six likely also currently not being flight worthy. Deployed under the Spirit Vigilance exercise, the fly off came just a day after Iran launched multiple waves of cruise missile, ballistic missile and drone attacks on military facilities in Israel on April 13-14, retaliating for an Israeli air strike on an Iranian diplomatic building in Syria on April 1. This raised the possibility of escalated hostilities between Iranian and both U.S. and Israeli forces, with the latter expected to be supported by a number of other Western states. It remains uncertain to what extent recent hostilities influenced the decision to conduct the B-2 flyoff, with the state of the fleet meaning it likely required at least several days of preparations to stage. 

Tags: IRAN, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Yet another Black Lives Matter activist has been convicted of defrauding donors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In a press release on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio confirmed that Sir Maejor Page, 35, of Toledo, was convicted wire fraud and three counts of money laundering following a six-day trial.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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James O’Keefe on Saturday said O’Keefe Media Group (OMG) will be publishing undercover video of intel officials.

“If I publish the video @OKeefeMedia has of these intel guys, you all better have my back,” James O’Keefe said on X.

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President Joe Biden spent three days this week campaigning in the critical swing state of Pennsylvania. He littered his remarks with false and misleading claims on subjects ranging from his annual earnings to his cap on seniors’ prescription drug spending to the demographics of China to the frequency of his past travel to Iraq and Afghanistan.

And in Biden’s most eyebrow-raising remarks of the campaign swing, he told and then retold a story in which he strongly suggested his late uncle, Ambrose Finnegan, was eaten by cannibals after his plane was shot down while he fought in World War II. Biden’s dramatic details don’t match the Defense Department’s official account of the plane crash.

Here is a fact check of eight of Biden’s Pennsylvania remarks.

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After the Ukraine funding bill passed through the House on Saturday, New York congressional candidate Nate McMurray posted, "Die MAGA die. You lose," online in celebration of the vote.  

Democratic lawmakers were heavily criticized online after waving Ukraine flags in celebration of the vote, however, the New York representative appeared to take his celebration even further.  

After posting the "Die MAGA die" comment, he received heavy backlash online. 

Robby Starbuck quoted his post and said, "This is a Democrat running for Congress. Democrat politicians are bloodthirsty tyrants now who’ve lost their grip on reality."

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Rep. Bennie Thompson (D. Miss.), who chaired the House J6 Committee, introduced legislation that calls for President Donald Trump to lose his Secret Service protection if he’s convicted and sent to prison. Thompson fully understands that there is a strong likelihood that the current Manhattan hush money trial or the upcoming Georgia RICO trial, both of which are open partisan lawfare rather than justice, will see at least one felony conviction and prison sentence for Trump. In other words, this legislation is an almost explicit call for Trump’s assassination.

 

It’s been apparent since the get-go that the myriad criminal actions against Trump are a form of election interference. Each case has no basis in law or fact. All are purely partisan actions intended not only to prevent Trump from re-taking the White House but to tell anyone else who opposes the Democrat machine that the machine will go into Destructor-mode. Now, though, we’re seeing an even more sinister side to the Democrats’ anti-democratic and immoral actions, all of which are zooming the U.S. toward a constitutional crisis as profound as that which faced America in 1861.

 

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Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Israel launched strikes against Iran early on Friday morning, Israeli and western officials said, in what appeared to be limited retaliatory action for last week’s drone and missile attack by Tehran.

Iran’s air defences shot at incoming targets and explosions were reported near the cities of Isfahan, in central Iran, and Tabriz in the north-west, local authorities and media said. Iranian state media played down the damage from the attacks and Iran lifted flight restrictions imposed overnight.

Three western officials confirmed the strike on Iran had been launched by Israel. The country notified the US of its intention to carry out strikes in Iran on Thursday evening, giving its closest ally a few hours’ official notice, an Israeli official said.

Tags: IRAN, ISRAEL, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Tom Cotton, the bellicose US senator from Arkansas, is not satisfied with pushing to employ the US military against Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters. He’s now encouraging vigilante violence against Gaza genocide activists.

On Monday, he proposed throwing protesters in American cities off bridges. He urged people stuck in traffic related to Gaza genocide protests to take violent action.

“I encourage people who get stuck behind the pro-Hamas mobs blocking traffic: take matters into your own hands to get them out of the way.”

Protesters for Palestinian freedom are “pro-Hamas mobs” to Cotton, a man who inveighs against over-taxing but on the American tax day promotes bodily harm against those protesting US tax money fueling war crimes and genocide.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
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The Senate on Friday night passed the House's FISA spying bill -- described as "the biggest expansion of domestic surveillance since the Patriot Act" -- to allow warrantless spying on Americans and grant the government new powers to compel an "enormous range" of businesses to act as NSA spies. 

Despite protests from the American public, the bill included the provision that "effectively grants the NSA access to the communications equipment of almost any U.S. business, plus huge numbers of organizations and individuals," Elizabeth Goitein reported.

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Tags: DICTATORSHIP
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Palestinian civil defense teams have unearthed a mass grave at the Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis two weeks after the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the southern Gaza city.

In a statement released on Saturday, Gaza’s civil defense agency said the bodies of 50 Palestinians, who had been killed by the Israeli occupation forces, were retrieved from the mass grave.

“Our teams continue their search and retrieval operations for the remaining martyrs in the coming days as there are still a significant number of them,” it added.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES
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House Speaker Mike Johnson has just unveiled his long awaited foreign aid bill, and it leaves a lot of people wondering just where his loyalties lie as other countries are getting billions of dollars in aid and nothing is being earmarked for securing the nation’s borders.

It is not surprising that Johnson is being branded a traitor to America, as the other bills he is putting forward entail acts such as seizing Russia’s assets and giving them to Ukraine, banning TikTok to keep criticism of Israel under wraps, and turning U.S. businesses into spies for the National Security Agency.

The legislation unveiled by the House Appropriations Committee will provide more than $95 billion worth of security assistance to other nations. This includes more than $60 billion for addressing the conflict in Ukraine and helping regional partners manage the situation; more than $23 billion of this amount would be spent replenishing American weapons, facilities and stocks.

Tags: ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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There was never much doubt that in a military confrontation between Russia and Ukraine, those whom President Donald Trump called a ‘war machine’ (Russians) would prevail.

Sure enough, once an unprecedented alliance of Western powers sent countless billions in money and military aid, the calculations had to be remade – but it soon became apparent that, while this help would considerably delay the outcome, it would not fundamentally change it.

While the Mainstream Media spent two full years lying and engaging in wishful thinking disguised as analysis, they now have to give in to the reality of facts as Russian troops ramp up pressure on the outgunned and outmaneuvered Ukrainian forces.

Webmaster addition:  So sure; let's toss more billions into that furnace!

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rebuked reported US plans to sanction an Israeli military unit composed primarily of ultra-Orthodox Jews which is under investigation for alleged human rights abuses against Palestinians. 

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to announce sanctions on the Netzah Yehuda Battalion over alleged violations committed in the West Bank, US news site Axios wrote on Saturday, citing three anonymous US sources.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday, Netanyahu condemned the idea of sanctioning the IDF, adding that he has been in touch with US officials to work against the potential decision. At a time when the IDF is “fighting terrorist monsters,” this intention is “the height of absurdity and a moral low,” he wrote, saying his government will act “by all means against these moves.”

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WHITE HOUSE
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"Doctor Who" is a BBC funded show that traces all the way back to the 1960s, with multiple actors playing different incarnations of the time-traveling character known as "the Doctor" as he goes on various sci-fi adventures. The latest iteration of this longstanding franchise has been widely criticized for catering to identity politics.

 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT
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“Our next response will be immediate and at a maximum level in case the Israeli regime embarks on adventurism again and takes actions against the interests of Iran,” Amir-Abdollahian told CNN’s Erin Burnett in an exclusive interview in New York on Thursday.

A summary of the interview is as follows:

Speaking from the Iranian Permanent Mission at the United Nations, Amir-Abdollahian said, Iran sincerely hoped Israel would not repeat “the previous egregious error.” 

“If the Israeli regime commits the grave error again, our response will be decisive, definitive and regretful for them,” Amirabdollahian said, noting that this warning had been communicated to the White House via the Swiss Embassy in Tehran.

“We do not seek to create tension and crisis or increase such situations in West Asia and we sincerely hope the Israeli regime does not repeat the previous egregious error,” he said.

The details of a potential “maximum response” have been planned by Iran’s armed forces, he added.

Tags: IRAN, ISRAEL, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Early on Friday, Iran activated its air defence systems after reports of explosions in Isfahan province. According to Iranian state media, three small drones were shot down over the city of Isfahan.

And while no one has officially claimed responsibility for the aerial attack and the Iranian government has not assigned blame, it is not difficult to hazard a guess as to its origins, given Iran’s recent launching of hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel. This, mind you, took place purely in retaliation for the lethal April 1 Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria.

United States media outlets have reported confirmation from anonymous US officials that Israel was indeed the source of the latest attacks. For his part, Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani – chairman of this week’s G7 meeting in Capri, Italy – has asserted that the US informed its Group of Seven partners that it had received a “last minute” warning from Israel re: impending drone action in Iran.

Tags: IRAN, ISRAEL, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Satellite images and photographs shared on social media show extensive development and construction at two outposts the Israel Defense Forces is building on the strategic road that divides the Gaza Strip into two.

The army calls the construction of these outposts in what it calls the "Netzarim Corridor" as a long-term achievement. The whole corridor is referred to as something that is here to stay.

The Netzarim Road, in the heart of this corridor, bisects the Gaza Strip. The outposts were built along this road, which is intended to enable the IDF to control the movement of Palestinians from the south to the north and launch operations in different parts of the Strip.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
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For years, the radical settlers who committed arson, physical attacks or even pogroms on Palestinians were regarded marginal extremists, and widely condemned. But as once-fringe vigilante terror becomes lethally routine, Israelis are failing to respond

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES
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A hearing held earlier this week in New York by the Council’s immigration and hospital committees saw black migrants who have arrived in the city airing their grievances about public services they have been provided, including food and accommodation, with one woman even complaining that New Yorkers won’t learn Congolese languages.

The hearing drew over a thousand immigrants, mostly from countries in Africa, and many illegally in the country, with some claiming that they had been promised money, green cards or work visas if they attended.

Tags: AFRICA, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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Voting along party lines, the United States Senate buried impeachment proceedings targeting the Jewish Homeland Security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas.

All 51 senators caucusing with Democrats voted on Wednesday to adjourn the impeachment before proceedings started. All 49 Republicans voted against adjourning, with one voting present on one count of impeachment.

The vote brings to an end attempts to impeach Mayorkas over how he has handled undocumented migrants entering the US from Mexico. The impeachment in the US House of Representatives barely passed in February, 214-213 — and even then, the first vote failed. Rep. Mike Johnson, the Republican from Louisiana who is House speaker, had to bring it up for a vote a second time.

Jewish groups had expressed alarm at the impeachment process, noting repeated invocations during the impeachment hearings of the Great Replacement theory, a baseless conspiracy theory whose original version claims that Jews are behind an effort to replace the populations of majority-white countries with immigrants of color.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Russia sees no need to resolve the Ukraine crisis on the basis of the slightly edited so-called ‘Zelensky formula,’ which is being promoted by the West, as this is thimblerigging and a scam, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Sputnik, Govorit Moskva (Moscow Speaking) and Komsomolskaya Pravda radio stations.

"We attended a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Palestine in New York [in January]. I have known him (Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis - TASS) for a very long time, he used to be president," Lavrov said. "Ignazio Cassis also went to the [UNSC] meeting and asked for a one-on-one meeting. We did not make the meeting secret as we were photographed and then the delegations left us."

"He told me (and that was right after Davos where on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, they held another Copenhagen-format meeting [on Ukraine] requested by the Ukrainians), ‘Did you see how I was speaking to the press after the meeting?’ the minister asked. I said, 'How?' 'I stated that as a result of that regular meeting on the Ukrainian 'peace formula,' we came to the conclusion that it is meaningless without Russia'."

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Providing new military assistance to Ukraine from the United States will not help prevent the inglorious end of the Kiev regime, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said on Saturday.

"That’s what happens when the head of state doesn’t care about his own people and sells out his country. Nothing to celebrate here," he wrote on his page on the social network X.

Calling Ukraine the anti-Russian "private military company," the diplomat said that now it "will function a little longer, more money will be pocketed, more weapons stolen, and tens of thousands of Ukrainians will go to meat grinder." "But the inglorious end of the Kiev regime is inevitable, regardless of this new package and all the futile efforts of its US and NATO backers to keep it alive," he stressed.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The decision by the US House of Representatives to pass a military aid bill for Ukraine will not stop the Russian Army's advance to recover territory Kiev claims as its own, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said.

The US House approved a $61 billion package for Ukraine after months of delays and political wrangling. Kiev's forces have been suffering setbacks on the battlefield it claims is due to ammunition shortages. 

Medvedev, who serves as the deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, argued that “the vote of gleeful American bastards” will only prolong the fighting and “increase the number of victims of this war.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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