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A government watchdog, observing what could be a step in the transition of West Point to "Wokey" Point, has sued the Department of Defense over the decision to kill the "Duty, Honor, Country" slogan at the military academy.

"Given the woke virus infecting West Point, deleting the words 'Duty, Honor, Country' from its mission statement has sparked justified concern about what the Army's rising leadership is being taught at the United States Military Academy," explained Judicial Watch chief Tom Fitton.

"And the unlawful stonewalling of the release of records about the issue makes matters worse."

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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"The British government has become an obstacle to peace in Ukraine," said the Stop the War Coalition. "The conflict there is developing into a proxy war between Russia and NATO and it is the Ukrainian people who will suffer the consequences."
Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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Allstate Corp. on Thursday reported May pretax catastrophe losses of about $1.4 billion.

The Northbrook, Illinois-based insurer said 14 events contributed to nearly $1.5 billion in catastrophe losses for May, with 70% attributable to five wind and hail events mostly in the states of Texas, Colorado, and Illinois.

A year ago Allstate recorded pretax catastrophe losses for May of about $885 million.

Tags: ECONOMY
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Four major U.S. banks—Bank of America, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase—are under scrutiny by the FDIC and Federal Reserve for serious flaws in their "living wills," plans meant to prevent a financial meltdown. These banks must fix these issues by July 1, 2025, raising fears of a potential financial crisis similar to 2008.
Tags: ECONOMY
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has sent a letter to the legal counsel for YouTube’s parent company Alphabet, demanding answers as to whether changes to YouTube’s moderation policies over firearms-related content were made due to pressure from government officials.

Jordan is Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the Select Subcommittee of Weaponization of the Federal Government.

The letter seeks information as to why the Google-owned platform began age-restricting content showing the assembly of homemade firearms, including 3D printed parts, automatic firearms and some accessories that can simulate automatic fire. The new policy also restricts content showing how to remove fixed magazine devices.

Jordan is looking for answers as to whether that decision to further restrict content was do to influence by government officials.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
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A new study shows that almost half of all electric vehicle (EV) owners regret their purchase and want to return to owning a regular, gas-powered car.

According to the Daily Caller, the results of the study by the consulting firm McKinsey and Company reveal that 46% of EV owners in the United States want to purchase a regular vehicle next. They cited numerous issues with their EVs, including affordability and difficulty with the existing charging infrastructure. The same study found that 58% of Americans are more likely to keep their current, gas-powered vehicles for longer, while 44% are likely to postpone any possible switch to an EV.

Similar sentiment has been reflected in other polls. In June, an Associated Press poll saw 46% of respondents say that despite increasing regulations and government-mandated pushes for more EV purchases, they consider themselves unlikely to buy one.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, ECONOMY, ENERGY
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Those of us eager to see The Incredible Shrinking Washington Post shrink further can breathe a sigh of relief. The Post’s Woke Gestapo have successfully pressured Robert Winnett to decline the failing paper’s top editor position.

Due to its shameless role in this…

…in just a few years, the Post has lost half its readers. In 2023 alone, the far-left propaganda outlet lost $77 million.

Above all, the Post has lost the thing it most cherished: its ability to shape and manipulate public opinion.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) stated that it suspects the US will be looking to get rid of Zelensky soon, finding that he has outlived his usefulness.

With an increasing number of Ukrainians turning against Volodymyr Zelensky, no chance to win the war and a so-called “international community” abandoning him, Zelensky is finding himself without allies and with no escape from the hell he created for his country.

Webmaster addition: Remind me: Just how much money did Biden send Ukraine?

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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At least 200 mayors from 21 countries have attended the International Forum of BRICS+ Cities in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan.

The participants of the forum have signed an agreement to establish the BRICS+ Association of Cities and Municipalities.

Tags: ECONOMY
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The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the right to a trial by jury and to due process apply to people who face a steep sentencing enhancement under federal law, in a ruling that transfers some power from the hands of judges to the public and will affect many criminal defendants' future punishments.

The procedural history of the case is a bit of a whirlwind. But at its center is Paul Erlinger, who was charged in 2017 with being a felon in possession of a firearm and sentenced to 15 years under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), which increases the punishment for that offense—felon in possession of a firearm—from a 10-year maximum to a 15-year minimum if the defendant has been convicted previously of three violent felonies or serious drug offenses on separate occasions.

At sentencing came one of the initial twists, when the judge who handed down the 15-year punishment made clear it was inappropriate. Erlinger, who pleaded guilty, had gained steady employment, started a family, and remained drug-free in the more than a decade since his previous convictions, so a five-year sentence, the judge said, would be "fair." But under the ACCA, the court's hands were tied.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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A federal law that Congress enacted in 1994 prohibits gun possession by people subject to domestic violence restraining orders. Since that seems like a no-brainer, many people were dismayed when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit deemed that provision unconstitutional last year in United States v. Rahimi. But as anyone who reads the majority and concurring opinions in that case can see, there is a striking problem with 18 USC 922(g)(8): It disarms people even when there is little or no evidence that they pose a danger to others.

Tags: RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
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For those seeking balance in this polarized moment in American politics, Gallup offers news that initially seems good. The polling firm finds Americans are becoming increasingly socially liberal while generally remaining economically conservative. Using a crude definition of libertarian and classical liberal ideas, growing social liberalism paired with economic conservatism sounds encouraging. But the ideological shift is all one-sided, with Democrats moving left much more than Republicans moved to the right—threatening not balance, but a wider partisan divide.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The year millions of people were killed worldwide by a virus likely engineered in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese scientists in Beijing began toying with a more deadly coronavirus variant called GX_P2V that killed humanized mice 100% of the time, largely with late-stage brain infections. While not formally linked, the study referenced parallel work executed by Wuhan Institute of Virology scientist Dr. Shi Zhengli.

In March, Chinese researchers at the Hebei Medical University revealed they had created a mutant version of the virus vesicular stomaitis, known to infect cattle, by giving it a protein from the Ebola virus. The hamster test subjects infected with the recombinant virus suffered weight loss, ulcerated eyes, inflammation, multi-organ failure, and then all died.

Apparently, the Pentagon has no idea to what extent it has bankrolled these kinds of potentially ruinous experiments in communist China.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WMD
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Jamaal Bowman, the controversial New York congressman, often appeals to his work as a former school principal and his Ed.D. in education as the basis for his policy positions.

But, according to our analysis, Bowman’s primary academic work — his 2019 dissertation, “Community Schools: The Perceptions and Practices that Foster Broad-Based Collaboration among Leaders with the Community School Ecosystem” — is riddled with basic errors, failures of logic, and multiple instances of plagiarism. (Bowman did not return a request for comment.)

Bowman has boasted about the paper on social media and considers it formative to his political orientation. When asked recently about his political views, Bowman said, “I identify as an educator, and as a Black man in America. But my policies align with those of a socialist, so I guess that makes me a socialist.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Ben Shapiro on Friday defended every member of Congress having an AIPAC Babysitter by claiming said babysitters are not "handlers" but "just constituents" who "agree with the cause of AIPAC" and lobby on their behalf.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Three people were killed and 10 others were injured in a shooting at an Arkansas grocery store late Friday morning, according to state police. The shooting occurred around 11:30 a.m. local time at the Mad Butcher market in Fordyce, about 70 miles south of Little Rock, Arkansas State Police Director Mike Hagar said at a news conference. He said there was only one lone suspect involved.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Recent Closures: Dollar Tree announced plans to close 1,000 stores. Burger King also plans to close 400 stores. Other brands have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closed sites across the country.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
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The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) is facing increasing challenges as the war against Hamas enters its ninth month. On Monday, Israel lost eight soldiers in an explosion in Rafah, in what Israeli media called the “deadliest incident for IDF” in six months. The number might seem small in the context of the war in Gaza, but the number is far too high for Israeli public opinion.

A week before the explosion, Hamas claimed to have killed an unspecified number of Israeli soldiers after its fighters detonated a booby-trapped house in Rafah.

‘An exhausted army’

The losses underscored Israel’s army chief Herzi Halevi’s warning in recent days about shortages in the military, saying it would prevent Israel from waging the war against Hamas with the same intensity.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Nigel Farage has said the EU and Nato “provoked” Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by expanding eastwards, as the Reform UK leader was challenged over a series of policies and beliefs in a sometimes combative TV interview.

Speaking to BBC’s Panorama on Friday evening, Farage also said Brexit would have benefited the UK economically if he had been running the country, and that many of the Reform candidates criticised for saying offensive things had been “stitched up in the most extraordinary way”.

Challenged on his beliefs over the invasion of Ukraine, and his stated admiration for Vladimir Putin, Farage said he disliked the Russian president personally but “admired him as a political operator” because of the extent of his control over Russia.

On why Putin invaded Ukraine, Farage said: “I stood up in the European parliament in 2014 and I said: ‘There will be a war in Ukraine.’ Why did I say that? It was obvious to me that the ever-eastward expansion of Nato and the European Union was giving this man a reason … to say: ‘They’re coming for us again,’ and to go to war.”

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The BBC has a story today about the heatwave in May and early June the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Apparently, a report by the World Weather Attribution (WWA) group has claimed that climate change made the heatwave 35 times more likely, though exactly what that means goes unexplained.

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The interesting thing about that BBC story is the complete lack of any mention of the spectacular plunge in temperatures across the northwestern United States as a major winter storm crossed over the Rockies into Montana and Idaho. Newsweek has the story:

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA
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Six years after California legalized marijuana, the bodies keep piling up. Earlier this year, six men were murdered in the Mojave Desert. Four of the men had been burned after being shot with rifles. In 2020, seven people were killed at an illegal pot operation in Riverside County.

Violence like this was supposed to disappear after legalization. Legalization advocates argued that making the drug trade legal would end the grip of the cartels. Instead, the legal market has failed, and the cartels are taking over sizable parts of California and the rest of the country.

California's legal drug revenues have fallen consistently, as have those in other legal drug states including Colorado, whose model helped sell the idea that drug money would fix everything.

Despite falling revenues, Colorado legislators brag about $282 million in drug revenue. That number may sound high, but it's a drop in the bucket considering the money that the state and cities like Denver are spending on homelessness, drug overdoses and law enforcement.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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A disturbing new study has warned that all recipients of Covid mRNA injections are facing a ticking time bomb where they could be struck down with a sudden brain clot at any moment, without warning.

A new preprint study published and coauthored by Dr. Peter McCullough describes how the Covid vaccination has a much greater risk of causing blood clots in the brain versus the Influenza vaccine.

“There is an alarming breach in the safety signal threshold concerning cerebral thrombosis AEs after COVID-19 vaccines compared to that of the influenza vaccines and even when compared to that of all other vaccines,” the study said in the ‘Conclusions’ section.

“An immediate global moratorium on the use of COVID-19 vaccines is necessary with an absolute contraindication in women of reproductive age.”

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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New Jersey lawmakers are backing a push in Congress to exclude non-U.S. citizens from the census results that determine each states' share of House of Representative seats.

A resolution filed by state Sen. Joseph Pennacchio, R-Montville, expresses support for the federal “Equal Representation Act,” which would modify the apportionment of House seats, as well as electoral college votes, to be based on the population of U.S. citizens.

“Appropriating representatives to Congress based on citizenship is the only formula that allows for accurate representation in our federal government," Pennacchio said in a statement. "It is imperative that the right of each American citizen to receive equal representation in government is protected from dilution.”

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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