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Taking his cue from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó’s recent visit to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Pressman used the occasion to launch yet another attack on Hungary’s conservative government.

“Hungary’s foreign minister makes his 8th trip to Russia since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Hungary’s government says it is the ‘party of peace’ while continuing to stand with Putin’s party of war. Hungary’s addiction to Russian energy is dangerous and unnecessary,” Pressman wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“Minister Szijjártó is right: energy diversification is not a matter of ideology but one of physics. The laws of physics in Hungary are no different than the laws of physics in every single one of Hungary’s EU partners, all of whom have chosen to reduce dependence on Putin,” Pressman concluded his post.

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At least 210 Palestinians were killed and hundreds of others were injured on Saturday in the central Gaza Strip, in what Israel is celebrating as a “heroic” military operation to rescue four Israeli captives that were being held in Gaza. 

Palestinian media reported intense bombardment in the early afternoon local time in various areas in the Nuseirat and Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Video footage from the main market in the Nuseirat refugee camp showed crowds of Palestinian civilians fleeing under the sound of heavy artillery fire. 

Al Jazeera reporter Anas al-Sharif reported that Israeli forces “infiltrated” the Nuseirat refugee camp in trucks disguised as humanitarian aid trucks. 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Imagine showing up to a job interview with your mom. "Hey boss, here's my mommy to tell you how great I am!" Seriously, Gen Z, are we doing bring-your-parent-to-work day now? If you need your parents to hold your hand in an interview, how are you going to handle the job?
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The House Rules Committee will be considering a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress next week, potentially setting the stage for a full House vote on the matter.

A contempt vote has been looming since last month, when two committees forwarded a resolution to censure Garland.

As part of the impeachment investigation into President Biden, House Republicans are demanding the audio recording of Biden’s interview with special counsel Robert Hur, who probes Biden’s mishandling of classified documents. Despite admitting that he mishandled classified documents, Hur opted not to charge Biden, stating that he would be perceived as old and forgetful by a jury.

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The Federal Funds Rate, which is the interest rate at which depository institutions lend balances to each other overnight, has indeed reached its highest level since 2007. As of May 2024, the rate was reported at 5.33%, which is a significant increase from the historic low of 0.08% in 2022.
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Last week, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by State Senator Valarie Hodges, allowing police to arrest illegal aliens. The bill was approved by a 74-23 vote.

As reported by NOLA, “SB 388 needs one procedural approval from the Senate, which passed the proposal before the House amended it.”

“If SB 388 takes effect, violating the statute would be punishable by up to one year in prison and a $4,000 fine for a first offense, with harsher penalties for a second offense.”

The Governor is expected to sign the bill into law.

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Distracted and confused—that’s exactly how the regime wants the American people. When everyone’s attention is scattered in a hundred different directions, it’s much easier for them to roll out their sweeping plots. Imagine standing in a room filled with TVs, each blasting a different message, and you’re trying to make sense of it all. Meanwhile, the powers that be are quietly making epic chess moves that will alter our lives and change the country—and the world—forever. We’ve said it a thousand times: the regime will stop at nothing to hold onto power. Nothing. That could mean unleashing a so-called “pandemic”—courtesy of Chef Fauci and his Chinese lab buddies—or even sparking World War III with a nuclear power over a corrupt country that’s probably a money-laundering paradise for US politicians and their families. And that last part—the most terrifying outcome of all—is actually unfolding right before our eyes. What’s even scarier is that the American people are sleepwalking right into the biggest and bloodiest election interference plot yet. By the time everyone wakes up, it might just be too late.

In an absolutely unthinkable and reckless display of warmongering, Joe Biden has just given Ukraine the all-clear to use American weapons inside Russia. We’ve gone beyond just “poking the bear”—now we’re openly mocking and slapping it silly. This is a dangerous game of Russian roulette that’s destined for disaster. And for the record, it’s the US and NATO, not Russia, pushing the world toward nuclear war.

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Israel’s genocidal war on Palestinians since last October has extended beyond the daily mass death, displacement, and starvation of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. Behind the bars of Israeli prisons, Israel has been waging war against Palestinian prisoners, creating conditions that make the continuation of human life impossible. The effects of this brutal campaign have reverberated among prisoners’ families outside of jail, who are watching their loved ones being systematically starved, beaten, tortured, and degraded.

Shortly after October 7, Israel imposed a new set of rules in its cell blocks. In some detention centers like Ofer near Ramallah, the Israeli army was reportedly handed over control of the prison, while the Israel Prison Services guards were given a free hand in dealing with Palestinian inmates inside the jail sections. This shift was accompanied by a dramatic increase in the number of Palestinian detainees who were arrested after October 7, doubling the prisoner population as early on as mid-October. This included prisoners from Gaza, for whom the hardest part of the treatment was reserved.

In mid-May, CNN released an exposé based on the testimonies of Israeli whistleblowers about the horrific treatment of Palestinians from Gaza at the Israeli military base of Sde Teiman, now containing a detention center. The whistleblower testimonies detail a number of medieval practices to which Palestinian prisoners have been subjected, including being strapped down to beds while blindfolded and made to wear diapers, having unqualified medical trainees conduct procedures on them without anesthesia, having dogs set on them by prison guards, being regularly beaten or put into stress positions for offenses as minor as peeking beneath their blindfolds, having zip-tie wounds fester to the point of requiring amputation, and a host of other horrific measures.

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We've received a strange signal from across the galaxy, and astronomers are struggling to understand what it means.

They know what's emitting the signals. It's a neutron star named ASKAP J193505.1+214841.0 (ASKAP J1935+2148 for short), located in the plane of the Milky Way, some 15,820 light-years from Earth.

But the signals themselves are like none we've ever seen before. The star goes through periods of strong pulses, periods of weak pulses, and periods of no pulses at all.

What we don't know, according to a team led by astrophysicist Manisha Caleb of the University of Sydney in Australia, is why. The strange object poses a fascinating challenge to our models of neutron star evolution – which, let's be honest, are currently pretty far from complete.

A neutron star is what's left after a star within a certain mass range dies, between about 8 and 30 times the mass of the Sun. The star's outer material is blasted off into space, culminating in a supernova explosion.

The leftover core of the star collapses under gravity, forming an ultra dense object up to 2.3 times the mass of the Sun, in a sphere just 20 kilometers (12 miles) across.

The neutron star that results can then present in a variety of ways. There's the base neutron star, which just hangs out not doing a great deal. There's the pulsar, which sweeps beams of radio emission from its poles as it rotates, flashing like a cosmic lighthouse.

And there's the magnetar, a neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field, which jerks and erupts as the outward pull of that magnetic field wars with the gravity keeping the star together.

There can also be some rare crossover between the neutron star types, suggesting that they may be different stages of neutron star evolution. Generally, however, pulsars, magnetars, and neutron stars tend to behave in relatively predictable ways.

Webmaster addition: "Send more Chuck Berry!"

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Some troubling findings are associated with this study. The RECOVERY investigators report no real difference between molnupiravir and standard of care. For example, 74 (17%) of the patients in the molnupiravir, and 79 (17%) patients allocated to usual care died within 28 days (hazard ratio [HR] 0.93; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.68-1.28; p=0.66).

But what about Pfizer’s Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir-ritonavir)? Looking at what the RECOVERY team referred to as the nirmatrelvir-ritonavir comparison, 13 (19%) of the patients as well as 13 (19%) patients allocated usual care died within 28 days (HR 1.02; 95% CI 0.47-2.23; p=0.96). Statistical power challenge aside, the lack of impact of these antivirals when it comes to mortality raises real concerns. TrialSite already covered a study sponsored by Pfizer showing Paxlovid had no impact on healthy individuals with COVID-19 versus placebo.

Horby and colleagues note in their paper, “In neither comparison was there evidence of a significant difference in the duration of hospitalization or the proportion of patients progressing to invasive ventilation or death.”

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It’s no secret that the majority of American citizens are not happy with President Joe Biden’s economy, as prices have increased by nearly 20% since 2021. The Pew Research Center also revealed that only 23% of Americans view Biden’s economy as “excellent or good.”

However, corporate media companies and Democrats seem perplexed as to why Americans are not happy.

The Washington Post wrote the May 28th headline: “Nearly everything Americans believe about the economy is wrong.” The message that this headline conveys is essentially to blame U.S. citizens for their dissatisfaction, not the politicians whose policies have caused voters to feel this way.

If you want to understand why Americans are unhappy with Biden’s economy, look no further than the May jobs report. On the surface, the U.S. economy added 272,000 jobs, exceeding the industry expectations. But there’s much more to this than meets the eye.

The jobs report further revealed that 663,000 native born Americans lost their jobs, while 414,000 foreign born individuals have entered the workforce. In addition, 263,000 foreign workers joined the labor force while 171,000 American labor force workers lost their jobs.

Americans have also seen large quantities of full time jobs lost. In the last year, approximately 1.2 million full time jobs have been lost while being replaced by 1.5 million part time jobs. 

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A bunch of women basketball players who most people don’t even know will be representing the US Olympic team in Paris in 2024. Caitlin Clark will not be one of them.

 

CBS Sports reported (per The Gateway Pundit):

Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark is expected to be left off the Team USA women’s basketball roster for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris, David Eickholt of 247Sports confirms.

USA Today’s Christine Brennan first reported shortly after midnight Saturday.

Clark became the college basketball all-time leading scorer earlier this year, and she is currently putting up some impressive numbers in the WNBA.

In her first 14 games, she has averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. She has also already put up two 30-point games — one of them being during the Fever’s 85-83 win over the Washington Mystics in which she reached a career-high seven 3-pointers. With that performance, Clark became the fastest rookie in WNBA history to record 200+ points and 50+ assists.

Webmaster addition: But Britnney Griner (who is a man who identifies as a woman) is on the team!

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The Mexican government has funded a lawsuit for illegal migrants in Florida who are facing human smuggling charges and prison time under Gov. Ron DeSantis’s law curbing illegal migration.

DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1718 (SB 1718), into law in May 2023, which requires employers to use an E-verify system to check potential candidates’ employment eligibility, prevents undocumented migrants from receiving a driver’s license, and increases penalties for human smuggling.

After the law went into effect last July, several migrants, including Raquel Lopez Aguilar, 41, were arrested by Florida law enforcement and highway patrol officials. Aguilar has been imprisoned since his arrest for transporting illegal aliens working as roofers and faces up to 20 years in prison, but the Mexican government has been paying for his legal bills, according to the Guardian.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, WHITE HOUSE
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In a 6-1 decision on Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court sided with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over his controversial removal of State Attorney Monique Worrel from her position in August 2023. DeSantis had accused Worrel of “dereliction of duty” due to her lenient approach to crime, a move that sparked a legal battle when Worrel sued the DeSantis Administration, demanding reinstatement and claiming her firing was an “arbitrary, unsubstantiated exercise of the suspension power.”

The majority opinion of the court firmly rejected Worrel’s arguments, stating, “We cannot agree with Worrel that the allegations in the Executive Order are impermissibly vague, nor that they address conduct that falls within the lawful exercise of prosecutorial discretion.” The court further clarified that a suspension order does not infringe on a state attorney’s lawful exercise of prosecutorial discretion when it alleges that such discretion is not being exercised in individual cases and that generalized policies have resulted in categorical enforcement practices.

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Idaho shuts down 500,000 acres of farm land with water curtailment.

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As former President Donald Trump continued to fight back against what he called the “rigged” trial and his conviction in New York City, he gained allies to support him. Trump has called out everyone from the prosecutor to the judge in the case and even alleged Democrat connections all the way to the White House.

Donations to Democrats’ election coffers and liberal candidate claims to “get Trump” have been tied to key players who worked overtime to convict the former president. These ties haven’t gone unnoticed by groups that want the truth about the people who convicted a president for the first time in history.

Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) faces a legal challenge to its denial of public records related to the case. If the challenge is successful, the DOJ could be exposed for protecting a Biden loyalist who went after Trump.

From Fox News:
A conservative nonprofit is suing the Department of Justice after it failed to release records requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) pertaining to Matthew Colangelo, a key figure in the New York criminal trial of former President Trump.

America First Legal (AFL) alleged in the lawsuit filed Monday that New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg – the lead official in Trump’s prosecution – hired Matthew Colangelo in December 2022 to reportedly “jump-start” his office’s investigation of Trump, reportedly due to Mr. Colangelo’s “history of taking on Donald J. Trump and his family business.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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When liberals and conservatives, two factions often at odds, find common ground on a specific point of contention, it’s a noteworthy event. In an era of deep political division, such alignments are rare and therefore, their occurrence holds significant weight.

It’s a rare sight indeed when a liberal, known for their progressive views, aligns with a conservative and then proceeds to critique his own group. This act of dissent, particularly from prominent liberals, who are challenging the radical extremists dominating the liberal narrative, is a testament to their courage and independent thinking.

Comedian Jon Stewart, a figure known for his liberal views, made a significant statement when he voiced agreement with former President Donald Trump on a controversial issue. His subsequent critique of liberals was delivered with the force of a comedian taking down a heckler in a nightclub, underscoring the gravity of his stance.

From Breitbart:
In a recent appearance on fellow comedian Tom Segura’s podcast, Jon Stewart spoke about the recent guilty verdict in Trump’s business records case in deep-blue New York City.

Stewart agreed with Trump’s repeated contention that the system is “rigged” against him though the comedian disagreed on what to do about it.

“Somebody can be right about a diagnosis and wrong about the remedy. So he can diagnose the system as rigged, and it obviously is,” Stewart said. “The interesting thing is once that gets exposed, a reformer comes in and says, I’m going to straighten this out and make it fairer.”

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Former President Donald Trump has faced unprecedented challenges in his bid to regain the White House. He has fended off historic attacks from the leftist mainstream media establishment and legal cases that have created black marks on the nation.

Still, the president understands that what he has faced doesn’t compare to the struggles and pain endured by arguably the Greatest Generation in U.S. history. This generation succeeded against unfathomable destruction and tyranny during World War II. Their accomplishments are celebrated each year on June 6, the anniversary of Allied troops storming into Europe.

During a video call this week, Trump spoke with a group of World War II veterans. The veterans encouraged him, and he made a huge promise to them.

From the Daily Caller:
The former president spoke digitally with veterans Donald Cobb, Steve Melnikoff, George Cross and Harold Radish on the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied Forces’ most notable victory during the war. The president attended the video call while aboard Trump Force One en route to Arizona.

“Well, it’s an honor to listen to you. It’s a real honor,” Trump said. “Go ahead, let me hear. And I have all the time you want. I hope you can hear me okay.”

“I can hear you … stay healthy and keep up a good fight in November,” one veteran said.

“I think we’re going to, and I just want to thank you all, and I’ll make you a deal. I’ll see you in the White House in January, okay? You’ll be my first group. I’ll see you in the White House in January, okay?”

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Joe Biden enjoyed some runaway wins in key states during the 2020 presidential election, which helped him slip into the White House. He and Democrats have maintained that the incumbent can win those states again going into the 2024 presidential race.

What Joe and the Democrats didn’t expect after all the attacks from the media and legal cases against Trump is the fact the former president has gained ground heading into the November vote. As Biden mumbled and stumbled in the public eye, Trump gained ground against the incumbent across voter demographics and in crucial swing states.

It is unlikely that Biden and his team expected to gain so much ground with voters, especially in states where Biden won going away in the last presidential cycle. Virginia is one of the most crucial swing states to win, and Biden has watched his 2020 standing with voters erode before his eyes.

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Joe Biden has created the most chaotic border crisis that no one could have imagined when he first took office. More than 7 million people have flooded the country with little to no oversight from the U.S. government regarding where these people relocate.

The judicial system charged with processing, monitoring, and even convicting illegal immigrants is feckless at best and complicit at worse with Biden’s plans to repopulate the U.S. Tens of thousands of convicted criminals from other nations are now inside the country, and many have committed crimes against U.S. citizens.

And, according to one former Washington, D.C. insider, what happens next could be more disturbing than anyone could expect. Biden’s open border policy has attracted bad actors from around the world who want to cause destruction on U.S. soil.

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The Bezos Earth Fund, a philanthropic organization backed by multi-billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has committed $100 million to facilitate the development of alternative protein products as he interferes with food production in the name of climate extremism.

The fund has partnered with North Carolina State University (NC State) to establish the Bezos Center for Sustainable Protein, which will receive $30 million over five years to build a research and development hub for fake meat products and components.

The center will focus on developing plant-based products, fermented cells that can be used in food products, and lab-grown meat from cultivated animal cells. It aims to advance alternative protein production and commercialization to address the projected global protein supply gap in the coming decades.

Webmaster addition: In the old west, the Native Americans lived primarily on buffalo meat. But the cattle ranchers wanted the Native Americans to buy their meat from the ranchers. So the ranchers hired hunters to slaughter the buffalo and remove it as a competing food source. The same thing is being done today. All naturally produced food is being eliminated to force dependence on corporations that make synthetic foods.

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President Joe Biden’s recent trip to France to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion has been marred by accusations of plagiarism. During his speech at Pointe du Hoc on Friday, Biden appeared to have lifted passages directly from Ronald Reagan’s famous address delivered at the same location 40 years ago.

The similarities between the two speeches were striking, leading many to question whether Biden’s team had intentionally copied Reagan’s words in an attempt to capture the same oratorical magic and political impact. Just a day before Biden’s speech, Politico reported that the president’s aides were openly studying Reagan’s 1984 trip and looking to “take from Reagan’s playbook” for a breakthrough moment in Normandy.

According to the report, Biden’s team was eager to follow Reagan’s example both oratorically and politically, hoping to capture the attention of a distracted and disillusioned public and remind them of the stakes at hand. The Democratic president’s aides even conceded that they had closely studied Reagan’s trip and aimed to emulate his success in paying homage to the climactic battles for freedom and democracy.

However, what may have been intended as a tribute to Reagan’s iconic speech has instead backfired, drawing criticism and rekindling memories of Biden’s past plagiarism scandals. During his first year in law school, Biden was accused of plagiarizing a law review article, and his 1988 presidential campaign was derailed by multiple accusations of lifting passages from the speeches of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock.

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A poster near the French embassy in Moscow has grabbed eyeballs across the world. The poster calls on French soldiers to not "repeat the mistakes of their ancestors." French commander Edgar Puaud, who fought the Soviet forces, features on the poster. France does not officially have military personnel in Ukraine at the moment. But Kyiv's forces said last week that it was "in talks" with Paris over the issue. Moscow has said that it is ready to strike French military trainers in Ukraine.

Tags: FRANCE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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