"No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot, does not, and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!" -- Michael Rivero

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Two cosmonauts and an astronaut who were supposed to leave the International Space Station this month will be brought back to Earth in late September, doubling their time aboard the orbiting laboratory to more than a year, Russia's space agency announced Friday.

The return of Russians Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, and NASA's Frank Rubio was delayed after the Soyuz capsule they planned to ride in developed a coolant leak while docked to the space station.

An empty Soyuz was sent to the station in late February to serve as a rescue capsule. The three-person replacement crew that was originally scheduled to be aboard that capsule is now set to head for the space station on Sept. 15, the Roscosmos space agency said.

Posted on: Mar 27 09:19

Why aren’t there more? It’s a question I’ve often asked myself. Many of the people whistle-blowers work with know the same things and actually regard the information in the same way — that it’s wrong — but they keep their mouths shut. As Snowden said to me and others, “Everybody I dealt with said that what we were doing was wrong. It’s unconstitutional. We’re getting information here about Americans that we shouldn’t be collecting.” The same thing was true for many of my colleagues in government who opposed the war. Of course, people are worried about the consequences.

Before my case and the Obama administration’s prosecutions of whistle-blowers, they needn’t have been worried about going to jail. But apart from that, they fear losing their jobs, their careers, risking the clearances on which their jobs depend. People who have these clearances have often invested a lifetime in demonstrating that they can be entrusted to keep secrets. That trust becomes a part of your identity, which it is difficult to sacrifice, so that one loses track of a sense of higher responsibility — as a citizen, as a human being.

Posted on: Mar 27 09:19

A giant super-tanker anchored off the coast of Yemen is “likely to sink or explode at any moment”, a United Nations official has said.

The FSO Safer, which contains more than a million barrels of oil, was abandoned in 2015 during the Yemen civil war and is now starting to fall apart.

David Gressly, UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said authorities need to act quickly to stop one million barrels of oil from spilling into the Red Sea.

He told Sky News: “We don’t want the Red Sea to become the Black Sea, that’s what’s going to happen.

Webmaster addition: Can't they just offload that cargo onto newer tankers and sell it?

Posted on: Mar 27 09:16

In a day and age when libraries are holding drag queen story hours and pro-transgender children’s books like “I Am Jazz” are being pushed on kids, pro-family content is needed more than ever.

“‘She is she’ apparently is a controversial thing to say,” says Ryan Bomberger, author of the new book “She Is She.” Bomberger and his wife, Bethany, decided to write a children’s book that explores and celebrates what it means to be female after they saw controversy over biological reality in their community of Loudoun County, Virginia.

“With this book, we want to celebrate undeniable, biological, beautiful her,” Bomberger says. “We want to celebrate femininity. We want to celebrate motherhood.”

Ryan and Bethany Bomberger are the co-authors of “She Is She.” A companion book, “He Is He,” is due for release this summer. (Photo: Shirley & McVicker Public Affairs)

“The Democrat Party is the party that denied people of my complexion our personhood,” Bomberger says, adding, “and today, it’s now the party that denies females their womanhood.”

Posted on: Mar 27 09:15



1 The rewards from your visit to Crawford will be few. The risks are high, both for you and for the Government. I judge that there is at present no majority inside the PLP for any military action against Iraq, (alongside a greater readiness in the PLP to surface their concerns). Colleagues know that Saddam and the Iraqi regime are bad. Making that case is easy. But we have a long way to go to convince them as to:

(a) the scale of the threat from Iraq and why this has got worse recently;

(b) what distinguishes the Iraqi threat from that eg Iran and North Korea so as to justify military action;

(c) the justification for any military action in terms of international law; and

(d) whether the consequence of military action really would be a compliant, law abiding replacement government.

2 The whole exercise is made much more difficult to handle as long as conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is so acute.

Posted on: Mar 27 09:14

Mark Petrakis shared an Ayn Rand quote on Facebook today that left me thinking for hours, especially as I watched the spreading waves left behind by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. The quote describes how you can tell when your society is doomed.

I certainly read the orchestrated bank crisis that will unfold after Silicon Valley Bank as a sign that the parasite class has decided that opposition to their rule has reached an unacceptable level and that the final card of their hand must be played earlier than expected: destruction of money and the end of all financial interactions. In a sense SVB is the equivalent of Wuhan in December 2019, only this time the virus has infected money itself.

Posted on: Mar 27 09:12

“It’s a year or two from now” and here’s what we see: explosions at Pearl Harbor and nearby Hickam Air Force Base, a drone attack at Naval Base San Diego, the collision of a Chinese-crewed fishing vessel with a US oil tanker departing Hawaii for the Western Pacific. Meanwhile, “the People’s Liberation Army is ashore on Taiwan in large numbers.”

Its internet and other communications down, Taiwan is cut off from the world. The US government is caught flat-footed. The Marines never make it to Taiwan and US Navy ships on their way from Singapore, Guam and even West Coast ports are hit by missiles before they have time to react. Chinese special forces launch attacks in Hawaii, Guam and Japan.

“Taiwan realizes no help is coming. It sues for terms and gives up. Immediately, the rest of Asia gets the message.” The reputation of the US has been shredded. Its First Island Chain of defense in the Western Pacific is broken. China can no longer be contained and it will not stop at Taiwan.

Posted on: Mar 27 09:09

A trillion dollars is a lot of money.  If you stacked a billion dollar bills on top of one another, the pile would be 67.9 miles high, but if you stacked a trillion dollar bills on top of one another the pile would be 67,866 miles high.  And if you lined up a trillion dollar bills end to end, the line of dollar bills would be a staggering 96,906,656 miles long.  That is longer than the distance from the Earth to the Sun.  A trillion dollars is such a vast amount of money that it is truly difficult to comprehend, but as you will see below, that much money has already been pulled out of “vulnerable” U.S. banks over the past year.  Hordes of small and mid-size banks are now in trouble, and that is really bad news because those institutions issue most of the mortgages, auto loans and credit cards that our economy runs on.  The other day, I asked my readers to “imagine what our country will look like if the banking system implodes and the economy plunges into a depression”, because if our banks continue to collapse that is precisely where we are headed.

Unfortunately, the recent banking panic has greatly accelerated matters.  In fact, a whopping 98.4 billion dollars was pulled out of U.S. banks during the week ending March 15th…

Posted on: Mar 27 09:08

The House Armed Services Subcommittee for Military Personnel held a hearing last week to discuss the growing national security crisis arising from the military's cratering recruitment numbers.   A potpourri of Pentagon nincompoops all universally lauded the Defense Department's ideological obsession with "lived experiences" and "diversity for diversity's sake." While championing the Marxist military's decision to waste over six million man-hours of training on the dangers of "extremism" and "white privilege" and the seminal importance of "diversity, equity, and inclusion," not one Pentagon official could muster a real answer as to why recruiting numbers are so disastrous.

The touchy-feely, group hug–loving mandarins proved experts in Critical Race Theory but poor problem-solvers when tasked with the actual duties of their jobs — building and maintaining lethal military forces filled with top-notch warriors who will fight to win.  Intentionally dividing Americans against each other and pouring salt in old wounds obliterate personnel cohesiveness.  As Representative Elise Stefanik succinctly concluded: "Biden's woke agenda comes at the expense of our military's readiness."

Posted on: Mar 27 09:04

There are different ways of looking at the issue of human inequality. The modern Left obsesses about inequality as measured in dollars of income.  But if one measures inequality based on quality-of-life, it quickly becomes clear that we have achieved great progress toward equality on the things that really count. Much of that progress is at risk of reversal from imposition of the green dream.

By the time I was born in the late twentieth century, comforts that had begun in the exclusive domain of the very wealthy had long since become widely available to most hard working people. I’m thinking of things like cars and personal travel, but also small scale conveniences like in-home washers, dryers and dishwashers. All of these things, of course, were brought to us by the widespread access and affordability of electricity and fossil fuels.

But even as the baseline human experience improved, the Left has continued to campaign on the moral abomination that is persistent “income inequality.” This is “inequality” as measured by dollars of income and ability to buy super luxuries.  The rich don’t just travel, they travel via yacht and private jet. And the cities where wealth accumulates, like New York and San Francisco, are, according to their own voters, the worst offenders. Former New York Mayor de Blasio campaigned, and won, on the theme of a “Tale of Two Cities,” the “inequality that increasingly divided New York along the fault lines of fabulous wealth and grinding poverty.”  Guilty New Yorkers fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

Posted on: Mar 27 09:04

Are central banks like The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank ({ECB) sinking the banks?

Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest bank (eerily like Germany’s World War II battleship The Bismarck) is seeing a blow out in its 1-year credit default swaps (CDS) as the ECB cranks up it main refinancing rate to fight inflation.

Posted on: Mar 27 09:03

The expulsion of India’s top opposition leader from parliament Friday has prompted a rare display of solidarity among a dozen of the country’s opposition political parties who condemned the move.

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After a court convicted Rahul Gandhi, the scion of past prime ministers and a leader of the Indian National Congress Party, of defamation, the speaker of Parliament stripped him of his seat after 19 years in the legislature.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:38

For decades, Israelis have been telling themselves that the army owns the country. Sometimes it was said as a joke. Sometimes, as a perceived reflection of reality. 

But since protests erupted against the government's controversial judicial overhaul plan more than ten weeks ago, the perception of army institutions among many Israelis has drastically changed.

From once being viewed as cherished heroes, army units are now routinely vilified by supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and officials from his ruling coalition.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:37

Air force commanders from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark have said they have signed a letter of intent to create a unified Nordic air defence aimed at countering the rising threat from Russia.

The intention is to be able to operate jointly, based on already known ways of operating under NATO, according to statements on Friday by the four countries’ armed forces.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:26

After nearly two years and at least $1.4 million spent, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday released an external review of its overseas operations that barely mentions recent corruption scandals and offers recommendations that critics dismissed as overly vague.

Much of the 50-page report outlines the DEA’s sprawling, 69-country “foreign footprint,” while lauding its efforts to plug gaping holes in the oversight of undercover money laundering operations and special vetted units overseas.

“This report is stunningly vague in its actual evaluation of known problems at the DEA and remedies to fix them,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. “This speaks to the agency’s broader effort to evade oversight. The agency has attempted to dodge my oversight inquiries but I intend to push forward.”

Posted on: Mar 27 08:25

Tunisians in contact with western diplomats could find themselves subject to persecution, according to leaked documents targeting critics of President Kais Saied.

On Friday, French newspaper Le Monde reported that court documents regarding critics of Saeid that have been arrested in recent weeks suggest communication with western embassies is being used to drive the prosecution's case.

Defendants were asked whether they have been to embassies, arranged meetings with diplomats, and who had authorised them to meet with representatives of foreign countries without official status.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:25

US Vice President Kamala Harris will start a three-country tour of Africa this weekend, promoting the White House's positive vision of the continent as the "future of the world."

Harris' trip to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia is the latest salvo in deepening US engagement with a continent largely ignored under Republican Donald Trump -- and long viewed in Washington as more of a problem area than a land of opportunity.

"We want to dismantle long-held and often outdated notions of what it means to live, work and invest in Africa," a senior US official told reporters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Harris "believes African innovation and ideas will shape the future of the world," said the official.

The tour is also part of Washington's pushback against growing Chinese and Russian involvement in the resource-rich continent, with US officials touting what they say is the more positive US message.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:24

While the repatriation of more than two dozen women and children to Canada is expected to take place in the coming days, the mothers of 10 of those children have been given the choice of giving them up or keeping them in "inhumane" conditions in Syria, according to a Canadian media report.

In January, Canada agreed to repatriate 19 Canadian women and children from northeastern Syria, where they are held in Kurdish-controlled detention camps for relatives of Islamic State (IS) group fighters.

Alexandria Bain, director of Families Against Violent Extremism (Fave), told CBC that an additional 10 children born to four non-Canadian mothers were being qualified to be repatriated, either because they were born in Canada or their fathers are Canadian.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:23

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry said on Friday the United States needs to work with China and Russia on climate change.

“We have to work with China, we have to work with India,” Kerry said during an interview with Yahoo News on Friday about working with the communist country to combat climate change.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:21

The illegal alien father of two-year-old Frankie Gonzales, who was allegedly murdered by his mother and tossed in a trash dumpster in 2020, has received 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to child abandonment.

Lorenzo Gonzales, a 31-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was first arrested and charged in Waco, Texas, with second-degree felony child endangerment in June 2020 after police said he left his son, Frankie, in the care of the child’s mother who was barred from being left alone with her children.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:20

Public transportation throughout Germany will come to a halt on Monday, potentially leaving the 83-million-strong nation in a state of “traffic chaos,” Bild warned on Sunday. What is being called the largest nationwide strike in decades has been organized by several powerful trade unions.

All long-distance train services of the German national railway operator, Deutsche Bahn, will be completely halted because of the strike, the company said. Regional train services will be drastically reduced, while short-distance city rail, known in Germany as the S-Bahn, will also not be in operation, it added.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:19

Rockstar Ted Nugent told Trump rallygoers in Waco, Texas on Saturday night that he wants his tax dollars back from the "homosexual weirdo" ruling Ukraine.

"I am a guitar player, I have a couple of demands. Secure my border," Nugent said to cheers. "I have a couple of really good ideas: give me my tax dollars back. I didn't authorize killing babies at Planned Parenthood....I want my money back. I didn't authorize any money to Ukraine to some homosexual weirdo!"

Posted on: Mar 27 08:16

The European Union is ready to impose further sanctions if Russia deploys its tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said on Sunday.

"Belarus hosting Russian nuclear weapons would mean an irresponsible escalation & threat to European security. Belarus can still stop it, it is their choice. The EU stands ready to respond with further sanctions," he wrote on his Twitter account.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:15

Iran has increased the pace of moving military hardware toward its border with Azerbaijan.

All the latest type of military gear are now quite visible on the Iranian side of the Border.

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Posted on: Mar 27 08:15

The government of France has officially BANNED the one minute video below, which describes the Ukraine War perfectly, calling it "Russian Propaganda."  Sorry Macron, the truth hurts!

Here's the cartoon by a French independent journalist group called "BarracudaS"

Posted on: Mar 27 08:14

The state of Israel is literally on the verge of political and social collapse tonight (Sunday) after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Defense Minister Gallant who opposes changes in the country's Judicial Powers.  The Israeli Army is already suffering DESERTIONS  as the Army sides with the fired Defense Minister!

Netanyahu and his allies say the plan will restore a balance between the judicial and executive branches and rein in what they see as an interventionist court with liberal sympathies. But critics say the constellation of laws will remove the checks and balances in Israel’s democratic system and concentrate power in the hands of the governing coalition.

This has become far more than a political/legal matter.  The citizenry and institutions of state are engaging in almost outright rebellion against these proposed moves.  Here's how serious things have gotten TONIGHT:

Posted on: Mar 27 08:11

Ukraine has urged for calling an extraordinary meeting of the United Nations Security Council over possible deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, the Ukrainian foreign ministry said on Sunday.

"Ukraine expects the United Kingdom, China, the United States, and France to take effective actions to counter the nuclear threat from the Kremlin," it said. "For these ends, we demand a UN Security Council call an extraordinary meeting."

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that at Belarus’ request Russia will deploy its tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, like the United States has long been doing on the territories of its allied countries. Moscow has already transferred to Minsk an Iskander system that can use nuclear weapons. According to the Russian leader, the construction of a depot for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus is expected to be completed on July 1.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:10

The West’s sham concern over the fate of children who were evacuated by Russia from the zone of combat operations looks hypocritic and cynical amid that worsening catastrophic problems thousands of underage Ukrainians are facing in EU countries, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday.

"Amid the catastrophic problems thousands of minor Ukrainians are facing in the countries of the European Union, which are worsening day after day instead of being resolved anyhow, the West’s false concern over the fate of children who have been evacuated by Russia from the zone of combat operations looks hypocritic and especially cynical," she wrote on her Telegram channel.

Children "who have found themselves in Europe after the ‘evacuation’ from Ukraine regularly are faced with problems of marginalization in its various manifestations, up to sexual abuse and sex trafficking," she noted.

Posted on: Mar 27 08:09