"The executive power in our government is not the only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. The tyranny of the executive power will come in its turn, but at a more distant period." -- Thomas Jefferson, Democracy in America

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A retired Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) lieutenant told The Michael Patrick Leahy Show on Tuesday that the FBI sent a memo to Police Chief John Drake in May of 2023, two months after Audrey Elizabeth Hale killed three students and three staff members at the Covenant School, instructing the department not to release certain materials from the Covenant School shooting investigation and instead pointed out to the MNPD the precedent for destroying such documents.

The information was divulged to Michael Patrick Leahy, the editor-in-chief of The Tennessee Star, by recently retired MNPD Lieutenant Garet Davidson, who filed the recent 61-page complaint against the department and made other claims about the status of the investigation of Covenant School shooter Audrey Elizabeth Hale to 99.7 WTN radio host Brian Wilson.

Davidson told Leahy that he filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request approximately three weeks ago to obtain the FBI memo.

He explained he specifically sought “the memorandum from the FBI Behavioral Threat Assessment Center (BTAC), which made statements about ‘legacy tokens,’ that they should not be released to the public and that there is a precedent for their destruction.”

According to Davidson, the FBI argued, “the public would not understand these, they would misconstrue them, they would fuel conspiracy theories, and therefore in the best interest of preventing future shootings, with similar incidents, these should not be made public.”

Davidson told Leahy that his FOIA request was officially denied due to the active status of the Covenant investigation.

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New research has confirmed that increasingly less Millennials and Gen Zers are not having children, and there is a “scary” reason why.

More than half of 18 to 34 year olds are choosing not to have children due to financial challenges, according to newly-released date from Australian research company The Red Bridge.

Of the Aussies choosing not to have children, 35 per cent are university-educated, and 33 per cent are earning more than $3000 a week.

Just under half don’t own a home.

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Corporate journalists have developed a specific set of rules that are used only when they write about guns or gun rights. Anyone who calls out their errors or “sins of omission” is immediately marginalized, labeled a pro-gun extremist and their criticisms are treated as opinion rather than fact.
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"At a military base that now doubles as a detention center (April 6, 2024) in Israel’s Negev desert, an Israeli working at the facility snapped two photographs of a scene that he says continues to haunt him.  Rows of men in gray tracksuits are seen sitting on paper-thin mattresses, ringfenced by barbed wire. All appear blindfolded, their heads hanging heavy under the glare of floodlights. A putrid stench filled the air and the room hummed with the men’s murmurs, the Israeli who was at the facility told CNN. Forbidden from speaking to each other, the detainees mumbled to themselves.  “We were told they were not allowed to move. They should sit upright. They’re not allowed to talk. Not allowed to peek under their blindfold.” "   Strapped down, blindfolded and held in diapers: Israeli whistleblowers detail abuse of Palestinians in shadowy detention center       May 11, 2024

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Save Gundary Plains Action Group Chair Stan Moore has warned that energy giant BP’s solar farm proposal will “destroy the landscape”. Energy giant BP is proposing to build a huge solar farm consisting of more than 740,000 solar panels that will blanket hundreds of acres of prime grazing land. “Their site is amongst 106 family homes,” Mr Moore told Sky News host James Macpherson.
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The risk level of more than 10,000 recalled potato products has been updated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Veggies Made Great brand Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Potato Bakes were voluntarily recalled in early May due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The item has now been updated to a Class II, meaning that when the product is used, it "may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences," according the FDA definition.

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The length of telomeres that protect the ends of our chromosomes should be tightly regulated. Those that are too long predispose to cancer, and those that are too short lose their protective ability, resulting in telomere disorders with serious health consequences.

Our cells prevent this excessive shortening by adding telomeric DNA to the ends of chromosomes. Researchers at Rockefeller showed that this process is mediated by two enzymes: telomerase and the CST–Polα/primase complex. Having determined how telomerase is recruited, scientists were left with a fundamental question: how does CST–Polα/primase find its way to the telomere?

Now, a new study published in Cell demonstrates that CST is recruited to the end of the telomere and regulated by subtle chemical changes made to POT1, a protein in the shelterin complex involved in telomere maintenance and implicated in cancer risk. The findings provide new insight into how human telomeres function at the molecular level, with implications for numerous diseases and disorders.

"After the discovery of telomerase, it took decades to figure out how it gets to the telomere. Now, just months after discovering that CST–Polα/primase is the second critical enzyme required for telomere maintenance, we understand the details of how it is recruited," says Titia de Lange, the Leon Hess professor. "Moreover, we've found out how this process is regulated."

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When the patsy, Sirhan Sirhan, most likely under the influence of scopolamine, opened fire on Robert Kennedy from the front, a CIA agent fired the kill shot at close range into the back of Kennedy's head.

The same agent who coordinated the operation and was at the scene, was later brought out of retirement to "handle" the congressional investigation into the assasination.

All 3 members of the assasination team are now dead, but many of those connected to them still hold high offices in government.

Webmaster addition: See Robert Kennedy Assassination: Intimidation of a witness

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The disgraced government bureaucrat even claimed he defended the now-hated COVID vaccines because they “save lives.” He said, “It is very, very clear that vaccines have saved hundreds of thousands of Americans and millions worldwide.”

But soon after he defended vaccines that are no longer being used, this little nugget of shame came out.

From The New York Post:
New data from the National Institutes of Health reveal the agency and its scientists collected $710 million in royalties during the pandemic, from late 2021 through 2023. These are payments made by private companies, like pharmaceuticals, to license medical innovations from government scientists.

Almost all that cash — $690 million — went to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the subagency led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, and 260 of its scientists.

So… did Fauci push COVID vaccines because they “saved lives” or because he was getting hundreds of millions of dollars from the companies pumping them out? The government made it seem like you would either get one of the untested vaccines or die. That was thanks to Fauci, who aggressively supported Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates (that threatened to take away 100 million Americans’ jobs).

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Americans were shocked when a New York jury convicted Donald Trump. The case was brought by Democrat prosecutors who vowed long before to defeat Trump. Many critics tore the charges and trial to shreds, pointing out many problems with the entire process.

It seems the verdict has backfired on Democrats, as Trump continues to see his popularity rise. But Democrats are pushing three more criminal trials against Trump.

You’d have to be a hardened Democrat to not think these are politically motivated. And one top Republican lawmaker is seeking to make this kind of political persecution a thing of the past. He just proposed a move that could shut down Democrats for good.

From The Daily Wire:
On Monday, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) submitted a plan to defund the prosecutors who are taking on Donald Trump in court battles that the former president — who is seeking re-election — and his allies claim are politically motivated.

The proposals, which appear in Jordan’s latest budget request to House Appropriations Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) for the fiscal year 2025, do not mention particular cases or any prosecutors by name, but they do describe situations that match the criminal matters involving Trump on the state and federal levels. The Judiciary Committee GOP confirmed on X that Trump prosecutors are the focus.

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Last year, a Democrat prosecutor out of Georgia hit Trump and many others with criminal charges. The indictment was yet another Democrat piling onto Trump, in what appeared to be a naked attempt at preventing him from winning the upcoming election.

But DA Fani Willis hit a few snags of her own. It came out that she hired her romantic partner, Nathan Wade, for the case. She paid him more than the experts working on the investigation, and she and he likely used that money on vacations.

Trump’s defense has demanded Willis face justice for these possible violations of rules and ethics. Willis has remained defiant, even using the race card to try to get out of trouble. But now, an appeals court has made its decision, throwing a major wrench into the Democrats’ plans.

From The Post Millennial:
A Georgia appeals court has set an October hearing to determine whether Fulton County DA Fani Willis may stay on the RICO case she brought against President Donald Trump and 18 other co-defendants…

A challenge was brought to her remaining on the case due to revelations that she had an affair with one of the attorneys she brought onto the case. There were additional allegations of financial impropriety…

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Democrats have engaged in what some are calling “lawfare” against Donald Trump. They have launched several criminal trials in various districts, hoping, it seems, to stop him from becoming president. One of the trials is over, resulting in a guilty verdict.

Another case is in Florida, where a federal prosecutor is trying to pin Trump for the documents he kept at Mar-A-Lago.

The big problem for the left? The prosecutor, Special Counsel Jack Smith, has been outed for “manipulating evidence.” The judge presiding has postponed the case until the election to sort through these accusations. Now, it has come to light that Democrats plotted to get this judge removed to speed up the case.

From Breitbart:
NBC and MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner has been revealed as the origin of an “orchestrated campaign” to file complaints against Judge Aileen Cannon, who is presiding over former President Donald Trump’s case in Florida…

The left has reacted angrily against the Trump-appointed judge, furious that she has postponed the case until after the November 2024 election. As the National Review has noted, an appellate judge rejected complaints against Cannon, finding that they appeared to be the result of a deliberate and “orchestrated” campaign to remove her.

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President Joe Biden launched some verbal jabs at a reporter following a brief campaign event at an event where he was pandering to black voters in Philadelphia.

“President Biden, will you be serving your full four-year term or handing over power to Vice President Harris?” a reporter shouted as Biden met with supporters on a runway in Philadelphia.

“Are you okay? Are you alright?” Biden replied, according to a clip posted by C-SPAN. “You’re not hurt are you? I said are you okay? Did you fall on your head or something?”

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On June 5, 1967, Israel invaded and occupied Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem during a war with Arab countries who were trying to dislodge it from the Palestinian land it occupied during the Nakba in 1948. 

In the 76 years since the Nakba, Israel’s control over the Palestinian people has affected every aspect of life, from services they can access and where they can travel, to what resources they can use and where on their own land they can build homes. 

In this illustrated guide, Al Jazeera takes you through some of the daily struggles under Israeli occupation. 

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  • Morgues are overflowing and hospitals are struggling to cope with a surge of casualties in Deir el-Balah, medical sources tell Al Jazeera.
  • Gaza’s Health Ministry says 36 people were killed and 115 injured across the enclave in the latest 24-hour reporting period.
  • Israel says its ground forces moved into the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza’s Deir el-Balah as fighter jets and artillery targeted the area.
  • Hamas says it cannot agree to any deal unless Israel makes a “clear” commitment to a permanent ceasefire and a complete withdrawal from Gaza, as PM Netanyahu reiterates the war will continue until the group is “eliminated”.
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For a fleeting moment on May 22 the world may have come closer to a catastrophic nuclear accident due to a reckless Ukrainian drone attack on two Russian strategic nuclear early warning radars at Armavir.

Fortunately, a subsequent Ukranian drone attack on a third radar station at Orsk in Russia on May 26 failed.

The incidents underscore a few important things. First, the Ukrainians could have needlessly sparked a crisis in which the Russians, feeling like one of their defenses against a U.S. nuclear attack, were down, struck back hard in retaliation. And second, it highlights the need for Russians to acquire comprehensive space-based nuclear radar of their own.

Webmaster addition: The Russians already have a satellite system based on infrared sensors.

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She and her husband did not want to give their full names, but warned of the rising crime in the city.  

It is less than two weeks since residents held an emergency town hall to demand action on teen gangs running riot in a neighborhood where assaults have jumped 12 percent in the last year.

'We moved over here thinking it would be quieter,' said Streeterville resident Mark Wolfe.

'Now we have we have what my wife and I refer to as the 'Saturday night scaries' because of the kids that come in and just cause havoc.'

'Everything happened from behind us,' the latest victim said.

'First someone approached him and hit his head, punched him in the head, and he looked back and he looked at me and told me 'run'.

'Another lady came to me and dragged me with my hair on the ground.

'I started screaming she started pepper-spraying me right in the face, in the eyes.

'Another person starts stomping all over me, and my husband ran towards me to save me and over 10 people held him.'

'We were just trying to go home to our kid, 'leave us alone, why are you doing this to us?'

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In the latest harbinger of Ukraine's inevitable defeat, combat commanders say newly-mobilized soldiers are arriving at the front lines so poorly-trained and clueless that they can't even disassemble their weapons, according to the Washington Post

One soldier described his basic training as "complete nonsense...everything is learned on the spot [at the front lines]." An officer who'd trained recruits said their rifle training was limited to just 20 rounds per soldier. 

In most armies, that would barely be considered "familiarization fire." Consider that, as of 2018, the US Army's basic combat training called for shooting 600 rounds in a 92-hour curriculum. Rifle ammo isn't the only limiting factor: The Ukrainian officer also noted that that “there are no grenades for throwing in training centers, and there are no grenade launcher rounds in the training center.”

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An attack on the US embassy in Lebanon was foiled after a Syrian man opened fire and was captured.

The man was was arrested after the shooting near the US embassy in Beirut on Wednesday, the Lebanese army said, with the embassy saying its staff were safe.

The embassy, in the northern suburb of Awkar, 'was subjected to gunfire by a person holding Syrian nationality.' the army said in a statement on X, formerly Twitter.

'Army personnel deployed in the area responded to the sources of fire, wounding the shooter,' the statement said, adding that 'he was arrested and transported to hospital.'

The attack came after Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel was 'prepared for very intense action in the north' in a visit to a border city hit by Hezbollah rockets.

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Gavin Newsom's latest attempt to celebrate big business blew up in his face when he was rounded on by furious Californians for ignoring the reality of life in the Golden State.

The Democrat governor took to X, formerly Twitter, to revel in a survey suggesting that California now leads the US in Fortune 500 companies.

'Huge', be declared, 'and something you definitely won't hear on Fox News tonight.'

The backlash was certainly huge with hundreds of Californians tearing into his record on crime, drugs, housing, the budget deficit and the rest of the state's economy

'Cool, the rich are getting really, really rich and the middle class are becoming poor!' wrote JD Sharp. 'Welcome to sunny, socialist California!!'

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A senior GOP senator ripped Joe Biden as untrustworthy after he repeatedly peddled a strange story about his uncle getting consumed by cannibals in South East Asia

The tall tale, which the president has told repeatedly, has been directly refuted by a Pentagon report.

Biden claims his uncle, Ambrose Finnegan - known to the family as 'Uncle Bosie' - was in a plane that was shot down over Papa New Guinea during his service in WWII - and that his dear relative was later eaten by local cannibals

And at the conclusion of a Republican press event bashing Biden's new asylum executive order, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, got caught on a hot mic poking fun of Biden's strange cannibal story.

She told Senator John Kennedy: 'Bottom line, never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals.'

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