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Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) adamantly insisted that President Joe Biden’s support is rock solid among black voters moments after the president won the state’s Democratic presidential primary.

“The best illustration of that, he got 96 percent of the vote in this primary, but its largest percentage—over 97 percent—was in the town of Orangeburg where there are two HBCUs and a community college,” Mr. Clyburn told reporters at the Democratic watch party on Feb. 3.

“I go to an African American barbershop. I go to an African American Church. Joe Biden is as strong with African Americans as he has ever been,” Mr. Clyburn added.

A poll conducted by The New York Times and Siena College in November revealed that 22 percent of black voters in six battleground states vote for President Trump in 2024.

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Half of Republican state attorneys general and many of their immediate predecessors have faced ethics challenges to their law licenses since 2022, according to Federalist research. The majority were filed by The 65 Project in retaliation for joining the 2020 constitutional litigation Texas v. Pennsylvania, which demanded that Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin follow their election laws.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is battling multiple politicized ethics charges two years after those filed over Texas v. Pennsylvania. The elected attorneys general of Montana and Indiana, who weren’t in office to join Texas v. Pennsylvania, now also face ethics charges not for gross misconduct but for disagreeing with the state supreme court and accurately describing an abortionist, respectively.

“The goal is to chill me,” said Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita in a phone interview about ethics complaints against his law license. “The goal is to shut me up.”

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Akiea Gross, who goes by Ki and uses they/them pronouns, posted the shocking video after it emerged that the program that they founded has seen literacy and numeracy rates plummet since being implemented in a school in the Bay Area.

'I believe Israel has no right to exist. I believe the United States has no right to exist. I believe every settler colony who has committed genocide against native peoples has no right to exist,' Gross told their followers on the official Woke Kindergarten Instagram page while wearing a keffiyeh.

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The homeless crisis in America is set to come to a head with a Supreme Court ruling as early as this spring, in the case of Johnson v. City of Grants Pass, Oregon.

The Supreme Court could—depending on what it decides—force changes in city ordinances and homeless policies across the country.

The decision is one of the most anticipated in years for San Francisco and other cities facing legal challenges from homeless people and advocacy groups.

At the heart of the case is the challenge by three homeless people to ordinances in the Oregon town of Grants Pass that prohibit homeless people “from using a blanket, pillow, or cardboard box for protection from the elements.”

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, drawing on logic applied in the 2018 decision in Martin v. City of Boise, sided with the plaintiffs and blocked Grants Pass from enforcing its ordinance in the absence of shelters or other accommodations for the homeless.

The decision applies across nine western states, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Officials are left with two unappealing choices: let the sprawling encampments stand, or provide immediate emergency housing far beyond what their strained budgets allow for.

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Waste Of The Day: Over $1 Billion In Weapons Missing In Ukraine

Topline: The Department of Defense has failed to properly track $1 billion worth of weapons provided to Ukraine, according to an internal audit released on Jan. 10 by the DOD Inspector General.

Key facts: The DOD is supposed to use special “enhanced end-use monitoring” techniques” to “safeguard” key weapons such as smaller, high-tech weaponry provided to Ukraine, which are likely targets for theft.

The audit says these monitoring procedures are not properly being followed in Ukraine, due to staffing shortages, poor internal logistics and more.

The audit found that $1 billion of the $1.7 billion — or 59% — in enhanced end-use monitoring designated weapons provided to Ukraine as of June 2023 are “delinquent,” meaning they can’t be accounted for in inventory reports.

Maybe the weapons are being used properly; maybe they have been stolen by Russian forces. No one can be completely sure.

The 59% delinquency rate is an improvement over the 86% of weapons that were unaccounted for in December 2022.

The weapons include night-vision devices, anti-tank missiles, attack drones and small-diameter bombs.

The report also found that inventory databases were not regularly updated and that the Ukrainian Armed Forces failed to properly report missing weapons.

Officials have stressed that the weapons may in fact be completely fine. Just because the DOD failed to keep track of the weaponry does not necessarily mean it was stolen

Claire's Observations:  Absolutely unflipping believable!!  Us taxpayers can be fined, big-time, if we fail to report one additional cent we may have earned to the IRS, yet the people at the Pentagon think it's "no big deal" to lose one billion dollars in weaponry in Ukraine.  Heads should roll on this (metaphorically speaking), but they won't.

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Bank Of America Is Breaking Its Promise To Not Finance New Coal Projects

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by Tyler Durden

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 - 04:45 AM

At the same time we are seeing the implosion of the ESG grift on a broad scale - including fund managers admitting it leads to poor returns and "climate-based" ETFs closing up - Bank of America is now doubling back on statements it once made about no longer investing in new coal mines. 

The bank had won the favor of climate activists about two years ago, a report from the NY Times this weekend wrote, for saying it wouldn't finance new coal mines or coal burning power plants.

Now, the bank has backtracked and said such projects would simply be subjected to "enhanced due diligence". 

The bank said clients or transactions “that carry heightened risks will continue to go through an enhanced due diligence process involving senior level risk review.”

Prior to that, in 2021, it had said it “will not directly finance new thermal coal mines or the expansion of existing mines” or “petroleum exploration or production activities in the Arctic" and that it would not  “directly finance the construction or expansion of new coal-fired power plants, including refinancing recently constructed plants”.

Bank of America's recent decision is a response to growing opposition from Republican lawmakers against companies incorporating environmental and social considerations into their operations, the report says. This backlash, often termed "woke capitalism," has ensnared Wall Street in the broader cultural and political debates.

As the NY Times notes, several states, including Texas and West Virginia, have implemented financial regulations to protect fossil-fuel companies' access to banking services.

These actions have unsettled the ESG landscape, leading to a significant outflow of funds from sustainability-focused investments as investors distanced themselves from the sector due to conservative criticism. 

Bank of America had previously acknowledged the challenges faced by coal as a major contributor to global warming and expressed awareness of the unique considerations related to the Arctic region, including environmental fragility and Indigenous Peoples' rights. However, these statements are no longer present in its updated policy, and the bank has not disclosed the specifics of its risk assessment process, the report says.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, GULF/OTHER OIL, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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 About 50 km south of Tel Aviv, on the Mediterranean coast, near the ancient city of Ashkelon, archaeologists from the 1985 Leon Levy expedition were excavating beneath a hill when they discovered the skeletons of more than a thousand dogs dating from the fifth to the third century and Skeletal remains were found. centuries BC. The discovery was unprecedented as so many dog graves had never been found in a single location anywhere in the ancient Near East and there was no apparent reason for their burial. This discovery piqued the curiosity of many scholars who have attempted to explain the motives behind the dog burials at Ashkelon.


 

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'Markets Are Now Anchoring On Potential Trump Victory' - Ex-Soros CIO Says "All Pullbacks Should Be Bought"

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by Tyler Durden

Monday, Feb 05, 2024 - 01:05 PM

“We are expecting an upward trajectory in the US equity markets,” wrote Scott Bessent, a former Soros Fund Management investing chief as he bets on a "Trump rally".

“Barring Biden pulling ahead in substantial fashion, all pullbacks should be bought.”

Bessent's bet appears well based as the polls (averaged by Real Clear Politics), Trump has a solid lead over Biden (although Biden - for some reason - saw a surge in the last few days?)...

Source: Bloomberg

“Markets are now anchoring on the potential market-friendly policies of a Trump victory on Nov. 5,” Bessent wrote Wednesday to investors in his Key Square Capital Management macro fund.

And he is right, as we detailed previously, 2024 Republican Policy Pair basket (full details here) has tracked Trump’s victory odds since late 2022... notably tracking very tightly with the recent surge in Trump's odds...

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Hey Joe! Food inflation isn’t dead yet! The Biden Administration which motto should be “Make Crime Great Again!” with awful crime in big cities, and millions pouring over the border, not to mention providing jobs for foreign workers and not native born Americans, is likely breathing a sigh of relief as food inflation falling to 2.7% year-over-year, still higher than pre-Covid levels under Trump. But at least food price inflation is slowing as The Fed’s money stimulus recedes.

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 The Hotel des Invalides in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris, France houses a museum dedicated to detailed military models of important cities and fortified towns throughout Europe. These models were created over the course of a hundred years during the 17th and 18th centuries so that French monarchs could make strategic decisions about how to proceed with an attack on foreign lands, or how to defend their cities against foreign attack. These scale models are known as plan-reliefs and they were an important tool for Renaissance era military strategists, especially in France and Italy. Today, they stand as irreplaceable documents of the sites presented and serve as valuable educational tools.


 

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Israeli national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir has criticized US President Biden’s approach to Israel’s war in Gaza, arguing that the situation would be “completely different” if former President Donald Trump were in power.

“Instead of giving us his full backing, Biden is busy with giving humanitarian aid and fuel (to Gaza), which goes to Hamas,” Ben-Gvir told the Wall Street Journal on Sunday. “If Trump was in power, the US conduct would be completely different.”

Since the beginning of the military conflict, following Hamas’s incursion on October 7, which left around 1,200 Israelis dead and over 200 taken hostage, the United States pledged to give Israel “whatever it needs” to achieve its military goals – but repeatedly urged the IDF to avoid harming Palestinian civilians.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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From Fox News:
President Biden’s team reportedly is fearing that photos included in Special Counsel Robert Hur’s imminent report on the handling of classified documents could impact his 2024 reelection bid.

The images could show how Biden stored classified materials, which were discovered in late 2022 in the garage of Biden’s Delaware home as well as in a private office. The classified documents were carried over from Biden’s time as former President Obama’s vice president…

Biden’s aides told Axios that they are fearful former President Trump’s campaign could use the photos against the Democrat incumbent ahead of their likely 2024 rematch.

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Recently, however, Trump hinted that he’s already decided whom he wanted as a next potential vice president.

The former president spoke with Maria Bartiromo. While discussing his campaign, the topic of a running [mate] came back up. And he just mentioned two names—and the rumor mills are exploding.

From Daily Wire:
Trump mentioned Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem when asked during a Sunday interview with Maria Bartiromo about who he was considering.

“Well, I have a lot of good people. We have a lot of really good people,” Trump said. “I have a lot of good ideas, but I haven’t — and there’s no reason to do that quickly.”

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The approval polls for President Biden have made Democrats very scared. It appears Biden continues to lose support among many groups. Some of these groups are must-wins for the Democrat in the next election.

Signs point to Biden losing young voters, Hispanic voters, and black voters. Without these groups, he will have a hard time getting re-elected.

But the bad news continues for the controversial Democrat. He is losing support among yet another group commonly associated with the left. The president’s campaign manager was scheduled to meet with leaders at an event. But at the last minute, they kicked him off the roster.

From The Post Millennial:
The Muslim and Arab community in Dearborn, Michigan canceled its meeting with the Biden campaign.

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Republicans have not been kind in criticizing McConnell’s support for this bill. At least one Republican senator is calling for his removal. And Donald Trump’s son is dropping a bomb on this RINO.

From Breitbart:
Donald Trump Jr. referred to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as a “mentally declining pro-amnesty turtle” in response to the unveiling of the border security bill.

“Why do Senate Republicans continue to allow themselves to be led by a mentally declining pro-amnesty turtle?” Donald Trump Jr. said on Sunday.

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But he is further defying Biden by exposing something many Republicans have said for years. Musk claims that there is one real reason Democrats are refusing to close the border. And it has everything to do with elections.

From Fox News:
Billionaire Musk, who has been a vocal critic of Biden’s border crisis, ripped into the president on X late Friday while sharing a 2021 news story headline revealing that Biden had intended to prioritize offering legal status to an estimated 11 million people while in office.

“Biden’s strategy is very simple,” Musk wrote.
“1. Get as many illegals in the country as possible. 2. Legalize them to create a permanent majority – a one-party state.”
“That is why they are encouraging so much illegal immigration. Simple, yet effective.”

Webmaster addition: U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 611, makes it a crime for non-citizens to vote in federal elections, and violations can result in fines, imprisonment, or deportation.

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Although there were drive-ins only in the 1910s, the first patented drive-in was opened in New Jersey on June 6, 1933, by Richard Hollingshead. It offered space for 400 vehicles. He built it as a solution for those unable to comfortably fit in small movie theater seats after building a mini drive-in for his mother. Appealing to families, Hollingshead advertises its drive-in as a place where "the whole family is welcome, no matter how noisy the kids are."


 

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The vertical parking solution was first used in Paris, France in 1905 at the Garage Rue de Ponthieu. The system consisted of a massive multi-storey concrete structure with an internal car lift to lift cars to the upper levels where attendants parked the cars.


 

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Early electric cars found a lucrative market for driving around cities. Rechargeable batteries did not exist until 1859, providing a viable means for storing electricity on a vehicle, with the invention of the lead-acid battery by French physicist Gaston Plante.

Possibly the first human-carrying electric vehicle with its own power source was tested on a street in Paris in April 1881 by French inventor Gustave Trouve.


 

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