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New York Times columnist and former Oregon Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nicholas Kristof unequivocally stated on Saturday that West Coast cities are “a mess” under Democratic Party leadership.

In a column for the New York Times, Kristof argued that “West Coast liberalism” is more focused on the intentions behind its policies rather than their outcomes. Consequently, deep blue states like Oregon have major problems with homelessness and drug use, “below-average” high school graduation rates, and escalating murder rates, Fox News noted.

“But liberals like me do need to face the painful fact that something has gone badly wrong where we’re in charge, from San Diego to Seattle,” the columnist wrote to begin the column, noting further that the West Coast offers “a version of progressivism that doesn’t result in progress.”

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CNN’s Jake Tapper didn’t have good new for Democrats on Sunday, highlighting the fact that polls are showing Joe Biden dragging down the rest of the party ahead of the election in November.

“So you noted that Biden had had to campaign in addition to being leader to the free world, let’s talk about the campaign because Trump was in battleground Michigan last night making a pitch to African-American voters,” Tapper told Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on “State of the Union.”

“Polls show Biden trailing Trump in key battleground states and polling well behind your senate colleagues who are running for reelection,” Tapper continued.

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Some might see US Attorney General Merrick Garland getting quite involved in campaigning ahead of the November election – albeit indirectly so, as a public servant whose primary concern is supposedly how to keep Department of Justice (DoJ) staff “safe.”

And, in the process, he brings up “conspiracy theorists” branding them as undermining the judicial process in the US – because they dare question the validity of a particular judicial process that aimed at former President Trump.

In an opinion piece published by the Washington Post, Garland used one instance that saw a man convicted for threatening a local FBI office to draw blanket and dramatic conclusions that DoJ staff have never operated in a more dangerous environment, where “threats of violence have become routine.”

It all circles back to the election, and Garland makes little effort to present himself as neutral. Other than “conspiracy theories,” his definition of a threat are calls to defund the department that was responsible for going after the former president.

Ironically, while the tone of his op-ed and the topics and examples he chooses to demonstrate his own bias, Garland goes after those who claim that DoJ is politicized with the goal of influencing the election.

The attorney general goes on to quote “media reports” – he doesn’t say which, but one can assume those following the same political line – which are essentially (not his words) hyping up their audiences to expect more “threats.”

“Media reports indicate there is an ongoing effort to ramp up these attacks against the Justice Department, its work and its employees,” is how Garland put it.

And he pledged that, “we will not be intimidated” by these by-and-large nebulous “threats,” with the rhetoric at that point in the article ramped up to refer to this as, “attacks.”

Claire's Observations: AG Garland, let me introduce myself;  I am Claire Rivero, a Christian Pacifist Activist, and someone who never advocates or espouses violence of any kind for any reason.

But as a thinking human being (a Dean's Scholar graduate from her college), I can see, as many around me can also see, very clearly, what is being done to former President Trump.

It is called "Lawfare", AG Garland, defined as follows by Wikipedia:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawfare.  The definition goes on as follows:

"Lawfare is the use of legal systems and institutions to damage or delegitimize an opponent, or to deter an individual's usage of their legal rights. The term may refer to the use of legal systems and principles against an enemy, such as by damaging or delegitimizing them, wasting their time and money (e.g., strategic lawsuits against public participation), or winning a public relations victory. Alternatively, it may describe a tactic used by repressive regimes to label and discourage civil society or individuals from claiming their legal rights via national or international legal systems."

And if you believe, for one moment, that you can tell both me and the rest of this country with a straight face,, that what has happened recently to former President Trump allegedly "legally", is NOT lawfare against him during a presidential campaign season, the joke, sir, is on you and your Bye-Di-Byedenistas enablers.

We see it, we understand why it has been invoked by the Dementocrats; and IF, in fact, there IS an election in November, we know for whom we will be voting.

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Patel is accused of using other people's pictures to create Facebook profiles and then posting racist and hateful messages and comments with those profiles. He would then take the comments and use them to request donations throughout the county.

Many of the hateful comments endorsed incumbent Meyers. For example, a screenshot of one comment posted by Patel said: "I am with Meyers ALL THE WAY because he serves Jesus unlike Patel and his followers who worship Monkey and Elephant."

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Under the direction of the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and the European Union, the largest globalist power grab in history is currently underway.

“We have threats on multiple fronts,” Glenn Beck warns, adding, “The stakes couldn’t be any higher. Everything is under attack. Free-speech, private property, faith, liberty, children, our families, everything is at stake.”

And the time has never been more ripe, as over 60 countries are facing elections this year.

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The direction of the Republican National Committee is clear from the last name of its new second-in-command: Trump.

“My No. 1 goal is making sure that Donald Trump is the 47th president,” said Lara Trump, the RNC co-chair, in an Associated Press interview.

It’s one more step in solidifying Trump’s hold over the Republican Party. The daughter-in-law of the former president has wasted no time in rebranding the typically staid committee in Trump’s image, embracing her own version of his pugilistic politics and brash management style in ways that affirm his sway over the Republican establishment.

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The fiat money system will not disappear just like that. Any expectations or hopes to that end should be tempered. Yes, the fiat money system could collapse; yet there is a significant likelihood it will persist longer than most people might think. This prolonged existence may come at a cost: a fascist state encroachment on the freedoms of citizens and entrepreneurs would be more profound than most people realize.

Much ink has been spilt about the impending collapse of the international fiat money system. It is a debate that naturally gains momentum in times of crisis—as witnessed in the aftermath of the 2008/9 global financial market debacle or the politically dictated global lockdown crash of 2020/21.

At the same time, however, it is entirely justified to harbor significant concerns regarding the fiat money system. After all, it is plagued by blatant economic and ethical defects.

Are you wondering about the essence of fiat money? Let’s break it down into three characteristics:

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Mounds of rubble in the Jenin refugee camp; once again mounds of rubble in the Jenin camp. A putrid stench rising from sewage flowing in the streets, dirt paths, streets reduced to pits and heaps of stones. The refugee camp was rehabilitated amazingly with a donation from the United Arab Emirates in 2002 following the Israel Defense Forces' incursion that spring. But now there isn't a street that hasn't been razed by IDF bulldozers, not a public square that hasn't been reduced to rubble, along with many stores that have been destroyed.

The IDF has raided the camp and the city in which the camp is situated multiple times recently; every incursion leaves behind dozens more killed or wounded. It looks as though the soldiers would rather be in the Gaza Strip and are compensating themselves by behaving in Jenin as though that's where they were. In "Little Gaza," as the Jenin refugee camp is known these days, the images speak for themselves. Two armed militants on a moped pass us in the wrecked alleyway, despair hangs palpably in the air.

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Alex Jones recently interviewed Tucker Carlson on Info Wars, and the founder of the Tucker Carlson Network had some interesting facts to share regarding Jack Ruby’s death.

Jack Ruby, who was born Jacob Rubenstein, was a nightclub owner who killed Lee Harvey Oswald just two days after Oswald was accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy.

Tucker told Jones, “You do sort of wonder of how Jack Ruby died of galloping cancer like a week before his second trial.”

Jones added, “They have weaponized cancer that will kill you in two weeks.”

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The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry (COI) provides a detailed analysis of the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 and the Israeli assault on Gaza. The report finds both sides committed war crimes but concludes there is no evidence to support the claim that Hamas engaged in mass rape during its rampage in southern Israel. The COI found evidence of Israel intentionally killing civilians and Israeli forces engaged in acts of sexual torture. 

The report’s analysis of the events on October 7 concluded Hamas intentionally targeted two dozen civilian targets, leading to hundreds of deaths. The COI found evidence that members of Hamas committed sexual assaults on Israelis, with some female bodies found undressed. 

However, the report debunks the widespread claim that top Israeli and US officials have often repeated that Hamas engaged in mass rape during its attack. “The Commission has reviewed testimonies obtained by journalists and the Israeli police concerning rape but has not been able to independently verify such allegations,” the report says. “Additionally, the Commission found some specific allegations to be false, inaccurate or contradictory with other evidence or statements and discounted these from its assessment.”

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Charles Garrett, an apparent British intel agent, teamed up with a local prosecutor to wrongfully indict Macedonian public figures and topple the country’s government. Everywhere Garrett goes in the region, coups seem to follow.

Western media demonstrated little interest when the anti-Western VMRO-DPMNE party achieved a landslide victory in Macedonia’s presidential and parliamentary elections this May 8. However, the seismic development could reverse a foreign-orchestrated color revolution sparked almost a decade ago, which put the government in Skopje on a path guided by the EU and NATO. Getting there required rampant corruption and criminality, and a locally despised change of the country’s name.

British meddling figured centrally in that regime change operation, with an apparent MI6 operative named Charles Garrett stirring up trouble on the ground while coordinating with opposition actors. Garrett enjoyed an evidently intimate bond with a crooked, high-profile local prosecutor who used illegally-obtained and heavily tainted wiretap evidence to wrongfully indict and blackmail scores of Macedonian public figures. Garrett appears to have been in a position to improperly profit from this relationship. 

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When House Republicans dislodged Kevin McCarthy from the speakership last October and then struggled for three weeks to select a replacement, it struck many as entirely aberrational. Without a permanent speaker, the House couldn’t take up legislation, and Congress essentially stalled out like a rickety old truck. That wasn’t how Congress was supposed to work. 

Yet in the decade leading to the Civil War, the House experienced three such stall-out crises: one, in December 1849, lasting three weeks; the others in 1855 and 1959, each lasting fully two months. The recurrent difficulty in electing a speaker signaled that the nation was hopelessly split over whether slavery would be allowed in the new southwestern territories acquired through James Polk’s war with Mexico. 

“This is a fearful state of things, and may be the beginning of sorrows for our happy country,” lamented the St. Louis Democrat in December 1849. Indeed, American politics throughout the next ten years yielded multiple episodes of governmental dysfunction, waves of civic animosity, bursts of violence, and finally disunion and war.

That poses a question: With America fraught with greater political tension and venomous discourse than the country has seen since the Civil War era, could we be heading into a new time of domestic bloodshed?

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“Take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties.” — James Madison

James Madison, often referred to as the “Father of the Constitution,” once predicted that the Bill of Rights would become mere “parchment barrier,” words on paper ignored by successive generations of Americans.

How right he was.

Although Madison initially felt that the inclusion of a bill of rights in the originally ratified Constitution was unnecessary to its success, Thomas Jefferson persuaded him that “a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, & what no just government should refuse, or rest on inferences.”

The Bill of Rights drafted by Madison—the first ten amendments to the Constitution—was a document so revolutionary at the time that it would come to be viewed as the epitome of American liberty. The rights of the people reflected in those ten amendments encapsulated much of Madison’s views about government, the corrupting influence of power, and the need for safeguards against tyranny.

Madison’s writings speak volumes to the present constitutional crisis in the country.

Read them and weep

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Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com,

Catherine Austin Fitts (CAF), Publisher of The Solari Report, financial expert and former Assistant Secretary of Housing (Bush 41 Admin.) is sounding the alarm about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it will impact your world in very negative ways. 

It’s all in a new report called “The AI Revolution: The Final Coup d’Etat.”  CAF explains, “This is a very serious look at Artificial Intelligence and how it’s going to be used to implement control..."

"This past week, there was this huge open board meeting at OpenAI.  There were board members put there to make sure OpenAI and its products were in alignment with the best interests of the human race.  Some of them got booted out. Now, we see the former head of the NSA (National Security Agency) get put on the board. 

I just realized it today, and I had not realized it before. 

Edward Snowden just tweeted out and said you should never use any of these products, which include ChatGPT.  Snowden also said, ‘You have to understand where this is going.  You have been warned.’

“The AI Revolution” also warns that:

AI “. . . will alter the prospects for a free society, even free will. . . and . . . attempt to seed the idea human-only decision-making will become a rarity and, in time, cease to exist.”

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has suggested that a criminal referral for President Joe Biden could be forthcoming, following the referrals sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday for Biden’s son Hunter and brother Jim. In an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Comer discussed the ongoing investigations into the Biden family’s alleged corruption and influence peddling.

When asked by host Maria Bartiromo about potential criminal referrals for FARA violations, money laundering, corruption, and influence peddling, Comer responded, “We’re just beginning, Maria, and a lot of those crimes that the Bidens have committed, the statute of limitations has run out.” However, he emphasized that the investigation is ultimately about Joe Biden, with Hunter Biden, Jim Biden, Eric Sherwin, and Devon Archer serving as witnesses.

Comer stated that the criminal referrals sent to the Department of Justice are within the statute of limitations, adding that if Merrick Garland’s DOJ fails to take appropriate action, the next administration and a new attorney general can pursue the matter. He also mentioned a 60-page report that accompanied the criminal referrals, which he claimed contained hard evidence that has not been disputed.

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Newly leaked journal entries from Audrey Elizabeth Hale, the Nashville school shooter, provide a chilling glimpse into the mind of a profoundly disturbed individual. Hale, who identified as a trans male, targeted the Christian Covenant School on March 27, 2023, resulting in the deaths of three children and three staff members before she was fatally shot by police.

Despite the FBI’s reluctance to release Hale’s writings, citing potential interference with ongoing investigations, several pages were leaked last November. These entries revealed a manifesto filled with left-wing and anti-white rhetoric. Recently, additional pages from Hale’s journal have surfaced, offering further insight into her troubled psyche.

A particularly disturbing entry, dated February 13, 2023, begins with the quote “Seize the day” and delves into macabre imagery and violent fantasies. Hale wrote about her hatred toward her father, expressing deep-seated resentment and a desire for revenge. “I hate when my dad loves on the cats; not me,” she penned, highlighting feelings of neglect and emotional abandonment.

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Around 9:30 p.m. in late February, a white Mazda pulled up near a game cafe in the Jenin refugee camp on the northern edge of the West Bank, where a crowd of boys and young men often gathered to socialize. 

As the car stopped, a few people walked by on the narrow street. Two motorbikes weaved past in different directions. “Everything was fine at the time,” according to an eyewitness sitting nearby in the camp’s main square.

Then the car erupted in a ball of flame. Two missiles fired from an Israeli drone had hit the Mazda in quick succession, as shown in a video the Israeli Air Force posted that night.

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Recently, unexpected donors have brought in big hauls for Donald Trump. He attended a fundraising dinner in Silicon Valley, a place known for radical progressivism. Yet that one night, $12 million was donated to the Trump campaign.

Soon afterward, word spread that prominent Wall Street executives were turning from Biden to support the former president.

This comes after the campaign claimed it received $400 million thanks to the New York conviction. Now, yet another group hosted a fundraiser for the Republican candidate. Nobody thought this could happen. And it looks like it is another record.

From Breitbart:
Fundraiser hosted by emerging British populist figure Holly Valance, best known for her work as a model, pop star, and actress may have raised even more money for the Trump campaign than first thought, report now states…

The event was hailed by guest Richard Grenell, President Trump’s former ambassador to Germany, who said guest of honour Donald J Trump Jr. “brought the British house down”. He stated: “Incredible night of fundraising in London with a record breaking $2 million haul… Make Europe Great Again”.

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Under the Biden administration, war has erupted all over the world. And fears of global war continue to rise as more conflicts could happen anywhere. Biden claims to be “defending democracy” by spending billions on Ukraine’s fight. Yet, it seems like he’s doing very little to deter Vladimir Putin.

In fact, Russia is only becoming bolder in its hostile actions. It is partnering with nations like China and Iran.

We can’t predict what Russia will do next, but we’ve seen it recently muster up its allies very close to home. Russia even sent four warships to Cuba, just miles off the coast of Florida. The Biden administration showed weakness, refusing to push back on Putin’s actions. Now, Trump has something to say about this.

From The Post Millennial:
During a presser after a meeting with the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Thursday, Donald Trump slammed the Biden administration’s handling of different issues, with one being that Russian ships have arrived off the coast of Florida near Cuba.

“We don’t want to see Russian ships right off the coast of Florida, which is where they are right now. That’s unthinkable,” Trump told reporters in the presser in a long list of problems he saw with the United States.

“We want to see — just — success for our country, and we don’t have success right now,” he added.

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CBS affiliate news cast that admitted; one, that the media lied about Trump, and two, they showed favor to Biden! Wow! Something’s going on here! This writer has never heard the media admit to lies! In fact, this writer doesn’t recall a retraction from the electronic media ever! This is incredible news – it’s NEWS!!!

This writer has no clear explanation of this or the reasons behind it. Could it be that the establishment is throwing in the towel – fat chance! Could it be that a deal has been cut to accommodate Trump’s election? Could it be that the media is running scared because they know it’s too late for the Democrats to recover and pull this charade out, and they want to make amends in hopes that Trump will be gracious when he takes the White House? Remember, it was one of the first things Trump pushed in his first election – “FAKE NEWS”! Remember?

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by Tyler Durden


According to some of the more cynical elements out there, the entire Ukraine war as orchestrated by Victoria Nuland and various energy-tied elements in the deep state, was meant to do one thing: replace Russia with the US as the primary supplier of European gas (and the recent sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline, only seems to validate this particular "conspiracy theory.")

And if indeed it is the case that the war was meant to replace one European energy supplier with another, then we have bad news: the war has been for nothing. According to the FT, Europe’s gas imports from Russia once again overtook supplies from the US for the first time in almost two years in May, despite the region’s efforts to wean itself off Russian fossil fuels since the full scale invasion of Ukraine.

While certain one-off factors contributed to the reversal, it highlights the difficulty of further reducing Europe’s dependence on gas from Russia, with several eastern European countries still relying on imports from their neighbor while others are actively skirting their own sanctions in hopes of obtain cheaper energy.

“It’s striking to see the market share of Russian gas and [liquefied natural gas] inch higher in Europe after all we have been through, and all the efforts made to decouple and de-risk energy supply,” said Tom Marzec-Manser, head of gas analytics at consultancy ICIS. Actually it's not, and it shows that for all the rhetoric and posturing, nothing has changed in Europe and Moscow still looms large as an anchor source of European energy.

Claire's Observations:  Hang on a minute; were not By-di-Bye's "sanctions" supposed to fix all that ?!?!?  Oh, they DIDN'T?!?  Well,they  will  have to find someone else to blame, right?!? How about making it "all Trump's fault"  Yeah, that will go down brilliantly in an election year, won't it (IF, in fact, elections are even held this November!!)

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Our government is planning a big draft, conscripting millions of young Americans for an even bigger war!

I call to your attention a Democratic amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was slipped into the almost trillion-dollar Pentagon war spending bill, by voice vote, in the House Armed Services committee.

The Democratic Amendment to H.R. 8070, the National Defense Authorization (NDAA) reads:

Section 531. Selective Service System:  Automatic Registration.  SEC. 3. (a)(1) “Except as otherwise provided in this title, every male citizen of the United States, and every other male person residing in the United States, between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six, shall be automatically registered under this Act by the Director of the Selective Service System.” 

This amendment is in the NDAA legislation and there is no pending amendment to strip it from the bill.  So, when the NDAA passes, as early as this week, Congress will have taken steps to make automatic conscription the law of the land.

Why an automatic draft?  Members of Congress and the President have an obligation to explain to the American people to which foreign land will their sons, and perhaps their daughters, be sent to die?

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by Tyler Durden

One of Muckraker.com's journalists has taken to X, revealing an upcoming report set to expose the shocking reality behind some of the 85,000 migrant children who vanished under the Biden administration's first term. 

Muckraker wrote on X that one government insider has supplied them with a "list of addresses where some of the 85,000 missing alien children have been delivered under the Biden administration."

In the video, a Muckraker journalist stood outside an abandoned Amityville, New York house. He said this is one of the thousands of addresses the government insider has provided them, adding this home with boarded-up windows allegedly had two migrant children delivered to a sponsor living at the house. 

"Our upcoming report will expose the horrors of the Biden administration's unaccompanied children program," Muckraker wrote on X.

Claire's Observations:  Whoever this reporter is, I hope they are wearing their Kevlar undies, and are consistently checking their car for any possible "strangeness" they may be seeing which just doesn't look right, then getting the car  towed to a responsible shop for further inspection.

People involved in this kind of child trafficking don't play nicely with others, and will kill, or assassinate, to keep from getting found out, because the vileness of their crimes.  To them, these children are only "a commodity to be sold" to the highest bidder.

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