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Thought for the day
"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have given way to permanent crisis management: to policing the planet and fighting preventative wars of ideological containment, usually on terrain chosen by, and favorable to, our enemies. Limited government and constitutional accountability have been shouldered aside by the kind of imperial presidency our constitutional system was explicitly designed to prevent." -- David C. Unger, The Emergency State: America’s Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs
The Federal Reserve delivered its bluntest reckoning Wednesday of what it will take to finally tame painfully high inflation: Slower growth, higher unemployment and potentially a recession.
Speaking at a news conference, Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged what many economists have been saying for months: That the Fed’s goal of engineering a “soft landing” — in which it would manage to slow growth enough to curb inflation but not so much as to cause a recession — looks increasingly unlikely.
“The chances of a soft landing,” Powell said, “are likely to diminish” as the Fed steadily raises borrowing costs to slow the worst streak of inflation in four decades. “No one knows whether this process will lead to a recession or, if so, how significant that recession would be.”
Before the Fed’s policymakers would consider halting their rate hikes, he said, they would have to see continued slow growth, a “modest” increase in unemployment and “clear evidence” that inflation is moving back down to their 2% target.
This was after a far-left Texas Sheriff “>opened a criminal investigation into Governor DeSantis’s operation of sending illegal aliens shipped to Florida to Democrat strongholds and sanctuary communities like Martha’s Vineyard.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar does not have a problem with Joe Biden and border czar Kamala Harris flying millions of illegal aliens into the country’s interior every single night. He is only upset with the migrants DeSantis is sending to sanctuary communities.
Governor DeSantis pushed back against the garbage lawsuit against him later today.
Another tragic death occurred in Canada on Tuesday when a 19-year-old hockey captain collapsed and passed away mid-game, sparking many online to question whether the league’s vaccine mandate played a role.
According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 19-year-old Eli Palfreyman, captain of the Ayr Centennials of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, passed away suddenly during an intermission of a preseason game on Tuesday.
Centennials vice president Brian Shantz responded to the tragedy by relaying that the team is “devastated” and asked, “for your prayers and support for Eli’s family and each of our players.”
According to an account of the young player’s death, it was during the intermission between the second and third period of the game when Palfreyman collapsed in the locker room, prompting those around him to jump in and give immediate medical attention.
Sadly, even with the quick response, the young man passed away.
On Monday, Ukraine slaughtered 16 civilians, including two children, with 155mm NATO shells, according to the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin. The projectiles hit two adjacent neighborhoods, decimating residential and commercial areas – including a market that had previously suffered fatal attacks.
Scenes of death are nothing new for residents and reporters here in Donetsk, which is intermittently the target of Ukrainian attacks, like the one that hit its central region on August 4, killing six people, including an 11-year-old ballerina, her grandmother, and her ballet teacher.
But the carnage on Monday was worse than anything I’ve seen in my months of reporting here. Chunks of flesh littered the street – part of a hand, a foot, an ear. Someone had put a dead man’s phone on his stomach. It was ringing, the cheery ringtone incongruous with his lifeless body and the scenes and stench of death around him.
For most people, the concept of war is a distant one, and deaths are normalized by media reporting the numbers of victims and destroyed buildings – so most who hear of civilians being killed don’t really understand what a scene like this looks or smells like.
For the locals, it is also normalized, in its own way, after over eight years of Ukrainian attacks – a tragically grotesque kind of normality, where the post-bombing routine starts soon after the last explosions die down.
Steve Deleonardis, A.K.A. “Steve Will Do It” from the Nelk Boys and Full Send podcast has announced that he is exclusively joining Rumble’s free speech platform after being deplatformed on Youtube.
China’s friend in the White House, Joe Biden, cancelled Trump’s program to prevent Chinese spying.
Fetterman is running against Republican nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz in the 2022 US Senate race in Pennsylvania.
Fearing the development of bioweapons by U.S. enemies in the wake of 9/11, then-Vice President Dick Cheney paved the way for Dr. Anthony Fauci's little known rise in 2004 to the top of the nation's biodefense research apparatus, relates journalist Ashley Rindsberg in a new article at "UnHerd.com.
"In the aftermath of 9/11, and even slightly before 9/11, when the Bush administration came to power, Dick Cheney was especially looking to create a biodefense strategy," Rindsberg said on the John Solomon Reports podcast.
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"And Cheney was very concerned about this," Rindsberg continued. "Bush was more concerned on the natural outbreak pandemic front, but Cheney was really thinking about how about the potential of enemies of the United States weaponizing biology, weaponizing viruses."
As a result of this, Cheney and Bush funded a huge infrastructure with a vertically integrated power structure and placed Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at its pinnacle.
Multiple military intelligence offices have paid a data broker for access to internet traffic logs, which could reveal the online browsing histories of U.S. citizens, Sen. Ron Wyden said in a letter Wednesday, citing an anonymous whistleblower that had contacted his office.
At least four agencies within the United States Department of Defense, including the Army and Navy, have collectively spent at least $3.5 million on a little-known data monitoring tool with the reported ability to provide access to vast swaths of email data and web browsing activity. Team Cymru, the Florida-based cybersecurity firm behind the tool, claims its product provides customers with a “super majority of all activity on the internet” and “visibility” into more than 90% of internet traffic.
New Jersey – A beloved father was found dead inside of a kettle cooker at a Lassonde Pappas plant on Monday.
The attorneys representing Ghislaine Maxwell fired the convicted sex trafficker for failing to pay nearly a million dollars in legal fees.
Rep. Jim Jordan (OH), the top republican on the House Judiciary Committee, accused the FBI on Monday “deliberately manipulating the way case files are logged to create a “false and misleading” narrative about the prevalence of domestic violent extremism in the United States” based on whistleblower claims.
Breitbart has released a movie about Hunter Biden, including several fact-based events from his life.
Interestingly, it also tells us why he got kicked out of the Navy. Surprisingly, his claims that it was his life’s honor to serve our country aren’t backed up by his actions. Check out what really happened, as revealed in this new movie, My Son Hunter. The film was directed by Robert Davi, famous for movies like Goonies, License to Kill, and Die Hard.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, “Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve in 2014.” Hunter had secured two waivers to join the Navy Reserve part-time at 43. Unfortunately, his brief military career ended “after testing positive for cocaine.
Special Master Raymond Dearie on Thursday asked President Trump’s lawyers to prove the FBI planted evidence during its raid of Mar-a-Lago in August.
Joe Biden and Democrats like to lie about the “five police officers” who were killed by Trump supporters on January 6.
Kamala Harris on Thursday lashed out at Republican lawmakers working to make elections more secure.
Bombshell allegations by FBI Special Agent Steve Friend contained in a whistleblower complaint filed late Wednesday with the Department of Justice inspector general reveal a politicized Washington, DC, FBI field office cooking the books to exaggerate the threat of domestic terrorism, and using an “overzealous” January 6 investigation to harass conservative Americans and violate their constitutional rights.
Friend, 37, a respected 12-year veteran of the FBI and a SWAT team member, was suspended Monday, stripped of his gun and badge, and escorted out of the FBI field office in Daytona Beach, Fla., after complaining to his supervisors about the violations.
He was declared absent without leave last month for refusing to participate in SWAT raids that he believed violated FBI policy and were a use of excessive force against Jan. 6 subjects accused of misdemeanor offenses.
This American hero, the father of two small children, has blown up his “dream career” because he could not live with his conscience if he continued to be part of what he sees as the unjust persecution of conservative Americans.
This is at an EV charging station in California.
A North Dakota law enforcement officer said there was no evidence that the teenager who was fatally mowed down over a “political argument” was a member of a “Republican extremist group,” according to a report.
Shannon Brandt, 41, told police he hit Cayler Ellingson, 18, with his SUV during a street party in the small city of McHenry early Sunday morning and fled the scene because the teen had threatened him. Ellingson was taken to a hospital and later died.
Brandt also claimed to police that Ellingson said he was a member of an unnamed right-wing extremist group.
Those activists across America who pledge loyalty to the transgender ideology already have demanded, many times successfully, that others submit to their agenda and use pronouns that obviously are wrong, such as "he/him" for a female.
It's because that female thinks she's male.
Now that level of fantasy is being expanded, with conference organizers requesting that men not use urinals at a meeting of the American Political Science Association.
There officials posted a sign promoting the transgender beliefs. It stated, "All gender restroom. This restroom contains stalls and urinals. Out of respect for all attendees, we ask that the urinals not be used."
The message also was posted in a second language.
Webmaster addition: You want me to piss on the floor?!?
Mark Zuckerberg is facing more trouble over his actions throughout the 2020 election cycle.
As previously reported, US Capitol Hill police, dressed as construction workers, broke into Rep. Troy Nehls’ office during the November break last year.
Joe Biden’s agenda is failing where it matters most: how everyday Americans live their lives.