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America has two simultaneous problems – record homelessness, and record high rents. Plus groceries are still as expensive as ever and it seems like things just get harder and harder for average Americans…. why is that?

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Last week, amid pouring rain, Congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene held a press conference in front of the Capitol building, imploring her colleagues to co-sponsor the Matthew Lawrence Perna Act of 2024.  The bill’s namesake, Matthew Perna, followed thousands of other law-abiding Americans in peacefully demonstrating at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.  Matthew was arrested and charged with multiple felonies for appearing at the Capitol on that fateful day.  After a long and arduous 13-month sentencing, in which Perna pled guilty and received a threat from the federal judge presiding over his case of an “enhanced sentencing,” Perna tragically took his own life.  The justice system waged all-out psychological and spiritual warfare against him, breaking him down into a shell of his former self.  It was simply too much for anyone, let alone a man browbeaten into submission by his own government that he loved enough to take civic action, to bear.

Perna, once full of life, vibrant, and strong, was a casualty of the Biden regime’s weaponized justice system, carried out by what Greene aptly terms “Biden’s Department of Injustice” in her press release accompanying last week’s press conference.  The process works by using the pretext afforded by the justice system to psychologically torture – and in Perna’s case, actually kill – those deemed enemies of the regime.  In the most tragic of cases, the “political hostages” — as President Trump repeatedly calls them — take their own lives: which is exactly what happened with Matthew, who hanged himself on February 25, 2022, a little over a year after January 6th — persecuted by our two-tier system of justice.

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Yavapai County, Ariz., will send out corrected sample ballots for the presidential preference primary election after a printing error occurred while producing nearly 4,000 sample ballots.

On Sunday, Yavapai County director of elections Laurin Custis said that "A printing error occurred during the vendor's production process on 3,944 of the sample ballots" for the presidential preference primary election, which is set for March 19. As a result, corrected sample ballots will be sent out no later than Tuesday to the affected households.

Sample ballots are also available online.

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Progressives melted down over Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that states could not disqualify former President Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 presidential ballot, with some even suggesting that the court be “dissolved.”

In a historic ruling that came Monday, the Supreme Court said only Congress can disqualify a federal candidate from the ballot using the Fourteenth Amendment’s “Insurrection Clause.” The ruling — which comes right before Super Tuesday — overturned a 4-3 opinion from the Colorado Supreme Court in December that banned Trump from appearing on the ballot.

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D-CO) said in a post on X she was “disappointed”: I am disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision stripping states of the authority to enforce Section 3 of the 14th Amendment for federal candidates. Colorado should be able to bar oath-breaking insurrections [sic] from our ballot.

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Appearing on CNN after the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 for 2024 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump to remain on the ballot in Colorado and other states, Rep. Jamie Raskin said he is working with other Democrat Congress members to remove Trump from the ballot through legislation.

"I am working with a number of my colleagues including Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Eric Swalwell to revive legislation that we had to set up a process by which we could determine that someone who committed insurrection is disqualified by section three of the 14th Amendment.

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Michigan Senate Republicans want to prevent any incentives that create the type of overwhelming illegal immigration that is bankrupting sanctuary cities like Chicago, Denver and New York City.

They think the sanctuary policies come at cost that Michigan taxpayers can’t afford.

“As you know, the past few weeks have presented several instances of violence and lawlessness in communities across the country that have labeled themselves as ‘sanctuaries’ for those looking to evade federal immigration law enforcement,” state Sens. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, and Jonathan Lindsey, R-Allen, wrote in a recent letter to Sen. Stephanie Chang, the Democratic chair of the Senate Committee on Civil Rights, Judiciary, and Public Safety Committee.

“The elected officials that govern these cities, whether they be Denver, Chicago, or New York, are coming to the conclusion that refusing to enforce our immigration laws is having a disastrous effect on their communities, both from a safety and financial perspective.”

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Haiti's government declared a state of emergency after gangs stormed two major prisons, releasing about 3,700 inmates and killing at least 12 people, as the American Embassy in Haiti is urging U.S. citizens to leave "as soon as possible."

Gangs broke into one prison in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and one in nearby Croix des Bouquets over the weekend, the government said, the BBC reported Monday.

While gangs control about 80% of Port-au-Prince, the latest surge in violence started last week after Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry traveled to Kenya to discuss a multinational security force being sent to Haiti. The gangs are demanding the prime minister's resignation, although his whereabouts are unknown since he went to Africa. 

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A former business associate is demanding that Hunter Biden pay back $1 million this week for failing to provide legal services, the New York Post reported.

Chi Ping "Patrick" Ho, who worked for Chinese firm CEFC, sent a letter to Hunter Biden's attorneys last week threatening to sue the first son within seven days unless he returns the money.

In 2017, Hunter Biden had been hired to act as an attorney for Ho, who claims he did no legal work for him.

"Patrick says he paid him, and that Hunter never did anything for him and that according to the contract the money should be reimbursed," a source told Post columnist Miranda Devine.

According to the Post on Sunday, Ho sent a legal letter to Hunter Biden last week requesting that their attorney-client agreement be terminated immediately. The letter also threatened legal action unless Ho receives a detailed list of services provided by Hunter Biden and reimbursement for the unused funds.

The Hong Kong law firm Huen & Partners sent Ho's letter to Hunter Biden's attorney Abbe Lowell in Washington, D.C.

Ho, former Hong Kong Home Affairs secretary, was convicted in 2019 for paying bribes to the presidents of Chad and Uganda. He was sentenced to three years' jail before being deported to Hong Kong.

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Life can be tough nowadays, but most of us are lucky enough to have never known true hardship: the type that our grandparents and great grandparents faced during the years of the Great Depression. But despite how hard life was back then, where there was a will, there was almost always a way.

So many people suffered extreme financial hardship during the Great Depression of the 1930s, and in turn that led to some pretty extreme frugality. The phrase “use it up, wear it out, make do or do without” was popularized during this era, and for good reason.

People had to get creative to make ends meet, and one of the ways they did this was by saving, reusing and repurposing absolutely everything. What we wouldn’t think twice about tossing today was as good as gold back then.

The most valuable items were, well, pretty much anything. But in general, the more uses you could get from a single item, the more valuable it was.

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An appeals court in Washington unanimously ruled that a Jan. 6 defendant’s sentence was improperly enhanced, a move that could impact numerous other Jan. 6 cases.

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that Larry Brock, who was convicted for a range of crimes related to Jan. 6, improperly had additional charges of “interference with the administration of justice.” The judge who wrote the court’s opinion wrote that the charge doesn’t apply to a sentencing enhancement, however, and struck it down.

Brock challenges both the district court’s interpretation of Section 1512(c)(2)’s elements and the sufficiency of the evidence to support that conviction,” wrote the judge, Patricia Millett.

The judge, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, concluded that any interference with Congress’ certification of the 2020 electoral votes isn’t tantamount to a sentencing enhancement.

“Because Section 2J1.2’s text, commentary, and context establish that the ‘administration of justice’ does not extend to Congress’s counting and certification of electoral college votes, the district court erred in applying Section 2J1.2(b)(2)’s three-level sentencing enhancement to Brock’s Section 1512(c)(2) conviction,” the judge wrote.

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Former MSNBC analyst Keith Olbermann on Monday demanded for the Supreme Court to "be dissolved" after it issued a unanimous ruling that states cannot remove former President Donald Trump – or any candidate – from the ballot over the 14th Amendment's clause banning people who "engaged in insurrection" from holding office.

Olbermann did not even spare the court's three liberal justices – Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson – from his wrath. He specifically called the trio out, although they agreed with the majority's judgment but offered a concurring opinion different from the majority.

"The Supreme Court has betrayed democracy. Its members including Jackson, Kagan and Sotomayor have proved themselves inept at reading comprehension. And collectively the 'court' has shown itself to be corrupt and illegitimate," Olbermann said on X, formerly Twitter, shortly after the court's decision. "It must be dissolved."

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If you ask Americans what they think of the U.S. economy, they will tell you things are not good. Americans are stressed about the family budget. They worry about falling behind financially. They feel like what they’ve worked so hard to earn could be gone in an instant. But if you ask President Biden, the economy couldn’t be better – so good that he put his name on it: Bidenomics.

The President brags a lot about the economy, so we decided to look at what the President has been saying, compare that to the facts on the ground, and let you decide for yourself.

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We are supposed to be living in an era of Big Data, but there are strong trends toward institutions restricting data as researchers come up with inconvenient findings. For example, Tory MP Neil O’Brien reports:

The Great Immigration Data Disaster

Officials are deleting the data we need for a more sensible debate

NEIL O’BRIEN
MAR 4, 2024

Whatever you think about migration policy, the one thing most people can agree on is that we should try to improve the data available to policymakers.

But that is not what’s happening. Quite the reverse.

HMRC [His Majesty’s Revenue & Customs] used to publish data on the amount of tax paid by nationality (together with data on tax credit and child benefit claims). In fact I have used this data in previous posts.

At the start of December I emailed HMRC asking when the data for 2021 would be published. I got an email back from HMRC today, saying it won’t be: in fact it has been discontinued, and won’t be published again: …

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The great modern hero of the Affirmative Action Wars, Edward Blum, has struck again.

In June last year Blum managed to corner the Supreme Court and extract the constitutionally inevitable ruling they have been hiding from since the 1978 Bakke decision.

James Fulford explicated this for us in Supreme Court Rules Against Affirmative Action—Whites And Asians ARE Protected By 14th Amendment... By A Vote Of 6-2.

It is true that SCOTUS has subsequently shown signs of weaseling: SCOTUS Afraid To Enforce Its Own Affirmative Action Ruling? But this is par for the course for this perpetual collection of ethical and moral pygmies.

Now Edward Blum has turned his guns on possibly the most blatant case of Minority Occupation Government abuse in DC: the Smithsonian [Legal strategist Edward Blum sues Smithsonian museum director over a Latino-focused internship program, by Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN, February 26, 2024]:

Edward Blum, the legal strategist behind the Supreme Court case that dismantled affirmative action in college admissions, has filed a lawsuit against the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino and the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services over an internship program.

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The Red Sea has transformed from one of the world's most important maritime trade routes into a warzone. Iran-backed Houthi rebels have withstood dozens of bombing raids by US and UK fighter jets. The Biden administration's Operation Prosperity Guardian continues to fail as yet another container ship was attacked on Tuesday. 

US Central Command posted on social media platform X that MSC Sky II, a container ship operated by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co., was damaged in a missile attack about 90 miles southeast of the Yemeni city of Aden. 

On Mar. 4, at approximately 2:15 a.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists fired an anti-ship ballistic missile from Yemen into the southern Red Sea. The missile impacted the water with no reported damage or injuries to commercial or US Navy ships.

Between the hours of 3:50 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles from Yemen into the Gulf of Aden at M/V MSC SKY II, a Liberian-flagged, Swiss-owned container vessel. One of the missiles impacted the vessel, causing damage. Initial reports indicate there were no injuries; the ship did not request assistance and continued on its way.

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The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has fired dozens of rockets at Israeli military sites in the northern flank of the 1948 occupied territories in retaliation for the ongoing brutal aggression against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, citing a Hezbollah statement, reported that the resistance forces launched rockets at Gesher HaZiv kibbutz, situated in the Western Galilee on the coastal highway between Nahariya and the Lebanese border, on Monday.

The statement noted that the rocket fire was in retaliation for recent Israeli strikes on “southern villages and civilian homes,” including an attack on a civil defense center at al-Adisa town in southern Lebanon.

The Hezbollah-linked Islamic Health Committee said three of its paramedics were killed in the “direct” Israeli attack on the civil defense center.

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Two very controversial figures who notoriously criticized the government died under mysterious circumstances in recent weeks, but only one of them received media attention.

Most people who follow the news now know that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is dead, with the media heavily reporting that he likely, in their view, was murdered by the Russian government.

Media report after media report continues to be published speculating as to what became of Navalny, whose family believes that he was murdered because of his beliefs and influence.

Then there is journalist Gonzalo Lira, who also died, though one month earlier in January, under similarly suspicious circumstances. If you have not heard of Gonzalo Lira, there is a reason for that: his life came to an end while rotting away in a Ukrainian prison.

Because the Western media hates Russia, it cannot publish enough stories about Navalny in an effort to sway public opinion against Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin. And because the Western media loves Ukraine, it has barely published a peep of anything about Lira’s death.

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On the morning of 10 February, Muhammad Obeid, 26, left the home of relatives in Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip where he has been sheltering to try to get a signal on his phone.

It didn’t go well.

The signal in the camp was weak and he, along with a couple of other young men also in search of a signal, had wandered toward Salah al-Din Road, which runs almost the whole length of Gaza north to south.

They were still hundreds of meters away from the street when Obeid saw an Israeli drone heading straight for the group.

“I wanted to get an internet signal because I was using an eSim and needed to check on my sister and her sons, still in the north,” Obeid said. “But then the drone started approaching.”

The men turned and ran, but too late. The drone – a quadcopter equipped with a rifle – opened fire, and Obeid was shot in the back.

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The mephitis of manure, melting tires and malodorous teargas pervaded downtown Brussels this Monday morning as angry farmers encircled the European Union's headquarters. This protest coincides with a meeting of the bloc's agriculture ministers. The farmers are expressing their anger over the EU's disastrous green policies. 

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