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Officials say Toyota is conducting a noncompliance safety recall involving certain model year 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander and Lexus TX vehicles. Approximately, 145,000 vehicles are involved in this recall in the U.S.

The Toyota Highlander is made in Princeton, Indiana. Officials say Toyota has stopped production and delivery of Grand Highlander and TX vehicles at this time until a remedy can be determined. An improvement for the mass-produced vehicles is currently underway.

Toyota says the curtain shield airbag on the driver’s side may not deploy as intended during certain crashes if the driver’s window is rolled down. If this occurs, the vehicles may not meet a federal safety standard, increasing the risk of injury during certain crashes. Toyota is currently developing a remedy for this issue, and customers will be notified about this issue by the middle of August 2024.

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Israel cannot defeat Hamas. Israel cannot defeat Hezbollah. Israel cannot defeat Iran. So the Israeli leadership has decided to go to war with Hezbollah knowing that a sufficient number of atrocities will bring Iran and hopefully the US into the war. They hope that the US will blow up the Mideast and somehow the Israeli politicians will still have jobs and the Israeli voters will have a half way livable country.

But they seem to ignore what is happening in Yemen. The US cannot defeat the Houthis and are in no position to fight Iran. The US seems to believe the propaganda written by the Military Industrial Complex. In reality both Russian and Iranian radar can detect stealth aircraft. And the Patriot anti-aircraft and missile defense system is highly inferior to the old Soviet S-300 which first saw duty 46 years ago in 1978.

NATO (which should stand for Not Altogether Thought Out) allowed the US and possibly Britain to attack and destroy 2 Russian long range radar systems that would have alerted  them and their Iranian allies of an Israeli attack. Putin responded by sending advanced missiles to all US adversaries around the world in preparation for the next phase which most  likely would be an attack on Lebanon.

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What would you say if asked to define "WOKE"? You hear it on TV, the internet, maybe even at work. Terms like Critical Race Theory, DEI, Transgenderism get thrown around.

Debates get heated, and yet you feel like you’re missing part of the puzzle. What’s really behind all this “WOKENESS”?

Woke Revealed exposes what "WOKE" truly means beneath all the noise. It’s all laid out, no holds barred.

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Middle-class Americans would need to put 35.4%, or $127,000, down on the average home costing $360,000 in the U.S. today to afford it, according to a Zillow report Wednesday.

That down payment is what a U.S. household making the median income would need to keep their monthly mortgage payments at 30% or less of the household’s monthly income.

Putting these exorbitant costs in perspective, five years ago — when mortgage rates were just above 4% and the typical home was worth 50% less — the same home would have been affordable with no money down.

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According to a law enforcement source, this raid is just one of four locations in Oakland that will be searched by the FBI. 

A picture of her home was seen surrounded by multiple unmarks, black vehicles parked on the street. 

The FBI also raided the Oakland home of Andy Duong, a prominent Vietnamese businessman. 

Duong and his family own Cal Waste Solutions, a recycling company that has been investigated over laundering campaign contributions to various member of the City Council including Sheng Thao, according to The Oaklandside.

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The Chinese aren’t exactly being subtle about what they are trying to do.  Today, they own more than 300,000 acres of farmland inside the United States, and they have been specifically targeting areas that are located near important military bases.  As you will see below, the Chinese now own farmland very close to 19 different U.S. military bases.  How in the world could our leaders have allowed this to happen?  Foreign adversaries should not be allowed to purchase farmland at all, and yet somehow they have been able to acquire land that is ideal for spying on our military bases over and over again.  In fact, the New York Post has “identified 19 bases across the US from Florida to Hawaii which are in close proximity to land bought up by Chinese entities”…
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It begs the question: where are the 10+ million illegal immigrants living who have poured over the border under Binden/Mayorkas? Especially when 5+ units housing starts dropped -51.7% since last year (YoY) in May. And the trend under Biden looks terrible!
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Anthony Fauci’s new book has granted the public more detail concerining the truly impeccable timing of Pfizer’s mRNA Covid-19 vaccine trial data rollout.

We already know that Pfizer decided to inexplicably delay publishing the results of their mRNA trial from October 2020 to right after the election, following public and private efforts to prevent President Trump from being granted an “October surprise” that would’ve been helpful to his campaign.

In retrospect, the shots were nothing more than junk genetic material. No lives were lost in delaying the distribution of these failed science experiment mRNA injections. Nonetheless, the operation succeeded in taking away a political victory for Trump and delivering it to Biden. At the time, the majority of the public was truly terrified of the Wuhan sniffles, with many voters tethering their vote to the candidate who they believed could best defeat a virus.

In his new book, “On Call,” Fauci reveals that Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, called him the night after Biden was declared the winner of the election, to inform him of Pfizer's "game-changing results" from the (surely rigged) mRNA trial.

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Overseas investors have been selling Chinese stocks for eight consecutive days, marking the longest streak since October. During this period, they offloaded a total of 30 billion yuan ($4.1 billion) on a net basis via the northbound link between Hong Kong and mainland stock exchanges.
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Citing sources, CBS News told their audience to “expect some surprises” on Biden’s “physical performance” at next week’s presidential debate.

President Trump and Joe Biden will face off in the first presidential debate next Thursday. The debate will be hosted by CNN in Atlanta.

The microphones will be muted except when it is the candidate’s ‘turn’ to speak.

Campaign staff may not interact with the candidates during breaks and no props are allowed.

“I’m told that we should expect some surprises as well because this is such a critical performance for Biden. Not only on the content but his physical performance,” CBS News said.

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Joe Biden is in a position similar to that of other failed presidents. And that means he will try desperately to make his opponent the issue. Donald Trump is certainly a target-rich environment, but voters aren't concerned about Trump's foibles. They want to know what Biden will do to get us out of this mess.

But Biden decided to double down and go after Trump anyway. Matt Margolis reported that the Biden campaign was going to spend $50 million on ads solemnly informing the American voter that Donald Trump was convicted of a felony. 

It would be one thing if they were good ads. But the universal reaction to Biden's $50 million ad campaign tagging Trump as a convicted felon ranges from "Is this the best they can do?" to "You've got to be kidding."

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President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that South Korea would be making "a big mistake" if it decides to supply arms to Ukraine and that Moscow would respond to such a move in a way that would be painful for Seoul.

Putin, who was speaking at a news conference in Vietnam, was reacting to a report from Yonhap news earlier on Thursday which said South Korea would review the possibility of supplying weapons to Ukraine after Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a mutual defence pact a day earlier.

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As many of you know, on April 24, 2024, TGP Communications, the parent company of The Gateway Pundit, made the decision to seek protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the Southern District of Florida.

The parent company of this website, The Gateway Pundit, made this decision as a result of the numerous progressive liberal lawfare attacks against this media outlet.

This was not an admission of fault or culpability; rather, it is a commonly accepted means to reorganize and consolidate litigation when attacks are coming from all sides.

We made this vow to our amazing audience that despite the radical left’s efforts to silence The Gateway Pundit through censorship, de-platforming, de-banking, cutting-off from advertisers, and other financial strategies, we will not be deterred from our mission of remaining fearless and being one of the most trusted independent media outlets in America today. And despite the unbelievable pressures on our organization, The Gateway Pundit is looking at another record year of growth, with up to one billion page visits expected this year.

Webmaster addition: There is a war on against independent media!

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Call it a sign of the times: The Biden administration using your tax dollars to campaign for President Joe Biden.


In a letter to Shalanda D. Young, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, takes aim at an Executive Office memo “strongly” encouraging federal agencies to erect signs declaring costly public infrastructure projects around the country have been funded by President Joe Biden. Forget the fact that American taxpayers will fork over trillions of dollars — in present and future treasure — to fund the ill-named Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law), the ironically named Inflation Reduction Act, and other debt-racking spending initiatives in which boondoggles abound. 

Webmaster addition: This is a violation of the Hatch Act!

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People gathered in a New York City courtroom audibly gasped while listening to prosecutors read a transcript that apparently showed a suspect admit to police that he filmed himself raping a 13-year-old girl, the New York Post has reported.

Last Thursday afternoon, Christian Geovanny Inga-Landi, a 25-year-old Ecuadorian national who entered the U.S. illegally in June 2021, reportedly came upon two 13-year-olds, a girl and a boy, hanging out together at Kissena Park in Queens. Inga-Landi then allegedly drew a "large machete-style knife" and forced the teens to a remote, wooded area of the park, where he allegedly bound the victims together and raped the young girl, as Blaze News previously reported.

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Moscow demands that Washington withdraw all US nuclear weapons from Europe and eliminate the infrastructure for their deployment, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing.

"Regardless of the combat readiness of the weapons allocated for NATO's joint nuclear missions, this extremely destabilizing practice in itself remains the most serious problem for the security of the continent," the diplomat said. "Our demands in this regard remain unchanged and include the withdrawal of all US nuclear weapons from Europe, as well as the elimination of the infrastructure for their deployment there," she emphasized.

Zakharova pointed out that said missions are based on the forward deployment of US weapons in Europe "thousands of kilometers away from the US national territory and within operational reach of Russian territory."

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Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has played down Israel’s threats of waging a full-scale war against the Lebanese resistance group.

Speaking at a ceremony to commemorate senior Hezbollah commander Taleb Abdullah as well as three other resistance fighters who were martyred in an Israeli airstrike in Lebanon over a week ago, the Hezbollah leader said Israel can only talk about waging such a war but is incapable of conducting it.

Nasrallah added that Hezbollah does not want a “total war” with Israel but issued a warning in the face of such a scenario. 

He said Israel must prepare for attacks from the ground, air and sea, and that the “situation in the Mediterranean will change completely” if it decides to get engaged in a full-blown conflict with Lebanon. 

The Hezbollah chief warned that “no place” in Israel would be spared from the resistance group’s weapons in case of a direct war. He said Hezbollah would fight with “no rules” and “no ceilings”.

 He noted that the resistance group carries out attacks against the regime to support Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. 

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The Israeli occupation army committed new massacres against Palestinians in Gaza on the third day of Eid al-Adha.

Palestinian sources reported that Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes on central and southern Gaza since early Tuesday morning.

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The F-16 fighter jets that the US plans to supply to Ukraine will be based directly on Ukrainian soil. This was confirmed by Jake Sullivan, the National Security Advisor to the US President. “The plan is to deploy the F-16s to Ukraine,” Sullivan mentioned in an interview with PBS. 

Sullivan highlighted the bilateral security agreement signed by US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. He explained that the agreement reflects Washington’s commitment to assist Kyiv in obtaining these jets, emphasizing that they should be stationed in Nezalezhna.

Ukraine has long hoped to deploy F-16 fighter jets, a move that has met with staunch opposition from the Russian military. Retired Russian Colonel Viktor Litovkin has previously warned that if Ukraine constructs airfields and support facilities for these Western-supplied jets, the Russian military would target and destroy those facilities. He noted that Russia would carefully monitor construction progress to launch attacks at a critical juncture. 

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Democracy Just Died a Painful Death in California

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Well, it sure looks like California is beyond saving now. 

In a stunning anti-democratic move, the California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to block an anti-tax initiative from appearing on the ballot.

This initiative, known as the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act, was backed by the business community and sought to make it more difficult to increase taxes in California. Among other things, it would have required the legislature to obtain voter approval for any new or increased state taxes. There's nothing groundbreaking about it, as voters in other states have used the ballot box to approve or deny tax initiatives before. But Gavin Newsom and the Democrat-controlled legislature were having none of it and filed a lawsuit to block the measure last fall, claiming that the initiative represented an illegal effort to amend the California Constitution and would hinder critical government operations.

And the California Supreme Court unanimously sided with Newsom.

The Los Angeles Times has more:

Justice Goodwin Liu, who authored the decision for the unanimous court, wrote that the changes proposed by the measure “would substantially alter our basic plan of government,” and could only be enacted through a revision to the state’s constitution.

The rare ruling by the state’s highest court to remove an otherwise qualifying ballot measure comes just days before ballots must be finalized. It marks a major last-minute victory for Democratic leaders and labor unions, which had warned the measure would hamstring good governance in favor of corporations if passed.

Claire's Observations; In hindsight, I am very glad that Mike and I left California when we did, even though it was a forced result of Mike getting blacklisted from working again in  the California Film industry,

The state, at its executive level, has collectively lost its mind.  It's kind of like watching a dementia patient who is incapable of remembering who it is, its past positive history, and how  they got this way.

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Russia may potentially launch a strike from Syria targeting a British military base in Cyprus. This assertion was made by Andrey Klintsevich in an interview with “Tsargrad,” as reported by the Russian outlet Gazeta.ru. Klintsevich, who heads the Center for the Study of Military-Political Conflicts, shared his insights on the matter. 

According to Klintsevich, the British air base in Cyprus is approximately 200 km from Syrian territory. He hypothesized, “If a group were to accidentally strike that base and destroy several planes, there would be a significant outcry. However, the West primarily responds to force, which has been evident in recent events.” 

Klintsevich further suggested that Russia might soon begin to mirror the actions of Western countries. He pointed out that Russia could potentially start supplying advanced weaponry to adversaries of the United States and Great Britain as a form of reciprocal action.

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A senior executive from the security and aerospace behemoth Northrop Grumman on Monday said his firm plans to fabricate ammunition in Ukraine, in the first open-source announcement by a major American arms producer of intent to manufacture munitions in the country.

Dave Bartell, Director of International Business at Northrop Grumman Defense System (NG) made the comment at the Eurostatory arms show in Paris, and said Ukrainian defense funds would pay to set up the assembly line, which would produce “medium caliber” ammunition.

Webmaster addition: Seems risky to me to put such a tempting target within reach of Russia's weapons!

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Ukraine has been authorized to use US-supplied weapons to strike the Russian mainland wherever Moscow’s troops are advancing from across the border, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told PBS on Tuesday. The Pentagon also reiterated the escalatory change in policy on Thursday. Ukraine has suffered hundreds of thousands of casualties and continues losing territory in its war with Russia, in which Kiev serves as a NATO proxy.

The White House green-lit Ukrainian strikes with American arms on Russia’s side of the border last month. At the time, the policy was supposed to only extend near the eastern Kharkiv region, where Moscow’s forces had been advancing. However, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who led the push within the administration to allow Ukraine to strike Russia, suggested even that restriction could be loosened by saying the US would “adapt and adjust” to suit Kiev’s needs based on changing battlefield conditions.

Now Ukraine can fire American weapons “anywhere that Russian forces are coming across the border from the Russian side to the Ukrainian side to try to take additional Ukrainian territory,” Sullivan said. Moscow has indicated it plans to attack the northeastern city of Sumy, located near the shared border, and Sullivan added that Ukraine could also strike Russian forces over the border there as an example.

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Donald Trump is a master showman and marketer. He demonstrated those skills once again with his proposal to kill the tax on tips. It’s more than shrewd. It’s brilliant.

After the hoorays from waiters and other service workers died down, political analysts weighed in. Their conclusion: This is a very smart way to gain an edge in Nevada, where the presidential race is close. That’s certainly true. But Trump’s proposal is much smarter and will have a bigger impact, not because of its impact on tips, as such, but because of the larger signal it sends. That signal says to lower-income workers across the country, “I understand your struggles, and I’m with you.”

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The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued another report identifying ongoing problems with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processes.

A regional CBP and ICE detention and removal processes were ineffective at one major international airport, the OIG audit found. The report redacts the name and location of the airport and CBP and ICE regional offices.

Between fiscal years 2021 and 2023, the report found CBP agents at this airport released at least 383 inadmissible travelers from custody into the U.S. who, under the law, are prohibited from entering the country. Instead of detaining and processing them for removal, they were released and ordered to return to be removed on their own recognizance; 168 (44%) of them didn't return for their removal flights.

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A Utah man who allegedly murdered both of his parents in cold blood earlier this week not only reportedly confessed to the crime, he also allegedly insisted he would "do it again" if he could.

Around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, a 28-year-old man whose given name was Collin Troy Bailey but who legally changed his gender to female and his name to Mia Bailey last year allegedly marched into his parents' home near St. George, Utah, with the intent to kill his family.

'We want to make sure that she knows that we’re going to treat her in the correct way and in a fair way.'

According to reports, his parents — 70-year-old Joseph Bailey and 69-year-old Gail Bailey — may have taken issue with his gender confusion. Neighbor Richard Zyszkiewicz told reporters that the family's relationship was volatile and that he got "bad vibes" from them.

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If you remember, Pfizer didn’t publish the results of their mRNA trial until after the election because they didn’t want to help Donald Trump win the 2020 election.

As we now know, mRNA wasn’t as advertised. However, it influenced the election even though Donald Trump was the one who pushed for the success of this experimental drug during a pandemic we now know was probably caused by the gain of function experiments in Wuhan that we paid for.

So, Fauci writes in his new book, On Call:

“On November 7, after the absentee ballots were counted, Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election. It was the very next night that Albert Bourla, Pfizer’s CEO, called me away from my neighbors’ fire pit to inform me about the game-changing results from the Pfizer mRNA vaccine trial. I finally thought we had truly turned a corner in defeating this terrible disease.”

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Attorneys for former President Donald Trump filed a motion on Thursday for New York Judge Arthur Engoron, who oversaw Trump's civil fraud trial, to recuse himself after a lawyer allegedly offered the judge unsolicited advice on the Trump trial.

Engoron ruled against Trump in his civil fraud trial in February, and ordered the former president to pay $355 million in penalties, plus interest, as part of New York Attorney General Letitia James's civil fraud case against him.

Trump attorneys Alina Habba and Clifford Robert called for his recusal in a 24-page motion, after lawyer Adam Leitman Bailey told NBC-4 that he spoke with Engoron about the case. But Bailey never mentioned Trump by name, according to The Hill.

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The true architects of societal wisdom—the elders who historically guided younger generations through life’s complexities—have been marginalized. In their place, ideologues wield influence, lacking the sagacity essential for balanced governance and cultural cohesion. This shift represents a broader loss of wisdom in American culture, supplanted by biases and prejudice.

Throughout history, the longevity of elders was synonymous with wisdom.

These venerable figures served as pillars of knowledge, shaping the moral and intellectual fabric of communities.

Education was a collective endeavor, deeply rooted in family, tribe, and community. Today, however, a significant portion of society, particularly the younger generations, has severed ties with this historical legacy. The socio-psychological implications of this shift are alarming. Driven by primal instincts and disconnected from those embodying true wisdom, the youth now navigate life with lowered standards of knowledge, evident in the degraded state of our esteemed educational and social institutions.

The erosion of America’s social foundation and cultural fabric, driven by divisive policies and tribal polarization has not occurred in isolation.

Throughout history, many great minds have emphasized the importance of wisdom—both civic and spiritual—and critical thinking for a productive and sustainable society. At the same time they have warned against the dangers posed by conceited bureaucrats and administrators who promote rigid lawful dogmas over genuine knowledge and wisdom. Therefore, today more than ever before, there is an urgent demand to restore the wisdom of our elders as central figures to critique the self-destructive trajectory that has been underway for over four decades and to propose a path forward.

Throughout history, philosophers and deep thinkers have recognized the pivotal cultural role of elders by emphasizing their unique capacity to embody wisdom and guide younger generations towards a healthy and cohesive societal structure. Aristotle notably emphasized the importance of elders in the context of governance and education. He viewed elders as repositories of phronesis or “practical wisdom”, gained through a lifetime of experiences and moral deliberation.


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