This country has been having a nationwide nervous breakdown since 9/11. A nation of people suddenly broke, the market economy goes to shit, and they’re threatened on every side by an unknown, sinister enemy. But I don't think fear is a very effective way of dealing with things—of responding to reality. Fear is just another word for ignorance.”

- Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist

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What Politico reporter Heidi Przybyla said revealed more about the left’s agenda than conservatives’. She claimed that “Christian Nationalists” are so “dangerous” because they believe their rights come from God—not the government or any “earthly authority.”

She said this belief was so dangerous because it puts “natural law” above the progressive left’s agenda of pushing abortion, sex education in schools, IVF, and gay marriage. She is admitting that the left’s plan includes pushing ideas that run counter to traditional, Christian views.

And that faith in God is an obstacle to the left’s plans to impose its agenda onto Americans.

Well, she’s true about that. The left sees Christianity as a problem. And the view that God gives us rights, not the government, poses a huge threat to the left’s ideology, that Americans must submit to their demands (see: COVID).

Przybyla was fundamentally wrong in condemning “Christian nationalists,” of course. Because this view that God gives Americans their rights is not an “extremist” view, but the very view of the Founding Fathers.

The Declaration of Independence makes that abundantly clear. And users online hammered Przybyla for seemingly ignoring that foundation document. Perhaps Przybyla is hoping her viewers don’t know anything about the Declaration of Independence or the Bill of Rights.

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A group of House Democrats has openly declared their reluctance to certify a potential win by Donald Trump, invoking the 14th Amendment and labeling him an insurrectionist. This bold move underscores the deep divisions within American politics and signals a contentious battle ahead.

Key Points:

  • A number of prominent Democrats, including Reps. James Clyburn, Jamie Raskin, Adam Schiff, and Eric Swalwell, have expressed doubts about certifying Trump should he secure a victory in 2024.
  • The potential blockade hinges on the 14th Amendment, historically enacted to prevent former Confederates from holding public office, now being interpreted to challenge Trump’s eligibility.
  • The Supreme Court’s recent hearings on Trump v. Anderson could play a crucial role in determining Trump’s eligibility to run, with the justices showing skepticism towards barring him based on the 14th Amendment.

This stance by House Democrats is not just about preventing one man from taking office; it’s a reflection of the larger ideological battle at the heart of American democracy. The implications of such a move are far-reaching, raising questions about the integrity of the electoral process and the very foundations of democratic governance.

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But there's an important caveat to the fresh reporting. While Iran's enriched uranium is at this significantly higher level compared to 2015, the IAEA says the last several months have actually seen a reduction of its overall stockpile

Iran reduced its stockpile of near weapons-grade nuclear material over the past 3½ months, the United Nations’ atomic watchdog said Monday, a surprise step likely to be welcomed by Western countries who have been alarmed by Iran’s buildup of highly enriched nuclear fuel.

Iran still has enough near-weapons grade material to fuel almost three nuclear weapons, underlining its status as a threshold nuclear-weapon state. However, by diluting some of its 60% enriched uranium in recent weeks to lower-grade material, its stockpile fell for the first time since it started producing the 60% nuclear fuel in 2021.


Webmaster addition: BULL BISCUITS! 60% is not "near weapons-grade". Weapons-grade is above 90%. And we have been hearing claims that Iran is within weeks of having a nuclear weapon going back 30 years! Remember how we were lied to about Saddam's WMDs, or Assad gassing his own people, or how Putin blew up his own pipeline? 

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Authored by Frank Fang via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

The State Department is expressing concerns about recent mass arrests of Tibetans in China, after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a sweeping crackdown against the ethnic group over their peaceful protests against the construction of a hydropower dam.

More than 1,000 Tibetans, including monks, were arrested in China on Friday, according to rights group International Tibet Network. The crackdown took place at Derge, a town in Dege County in Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province.

According to the rights groups, the dam construction project will forcibly displace residents of two villages and submerge six monasteries.

The current status of those arrested is currently unknown,” it stated, before adding that those arrested were held at different locations throughout Dege County.

“Deeply concerned by reports of the PRC’s [People’s Republic of China] mass arrests of Tibetans protesting construction of a dam that threatens displacement of villages & destruction of monasteries,” said Uzra Zeya, undersecretary of state for civilian security, democracy, and human rights, in an X post on Feb. 25.

Claire's Observations:  Notice how the only sign we can see, reads in perfect English?!?  One has to wonder; did pro-American assets put these Tibetans up to this?!?

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An explosive device was detonated outside of the Alabama Attorney General’s office over the weekend.

According to reports, the explosive device was detonated early Saturday morning.

No one was injured in the explosion. No other details were immediately released.


Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) released a statement:

WSFA reported:

Attorney General Steve Marshall issued a statement today regarding the detonation of an explosive device located outside the Alabama Attorney General’s Office in Montgomery.

Attorney General Marshall stated, “In the early hours of Saturday, February 24, an explosive device was detonated outside of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office building in Montgomery. Thankfully, no staff or personnel were injured by the explosion. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will be leading the investigation, and we are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately.”

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Recent revelations have proved Russia had no choice but to extinguish the growing threat within Ukraine.

“We have been left no other option to protect Russia and our people but for the one that we will be forced to use today,” Russian President Vladimir Putin noted solemnly during his announcement of a special military operation in the Donbass. “The situation requires us to take decisive and immediate action.”

“The course of events and the incoming information show that Russia’s clash with these forces is inevitable,” the president stressed.

Two years later, as Kiev’s bombs fall on Russian civilians and the US Central Intelligence Agency boasts of a 10-year presence in Ukraine, the wisdom of Putin’s response is clear according to security analyst Mark Sleboda.

“We just had over the weekend an extensive article in The New York Times about how involved the CIA has been for the last decade and is involved in this conflict in secret bunkers on the Russian border from which they are directing attacks into Russia,” said Sleboda on Sputnik’s Fault Lines program on Monday. “You know, far more than just passive intelligence.”

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George Soros looks set to control radio company Audacy and its more than 220 stations nationwide, stoking fears of an ultra-progressive billionaire having a megaphone during the 2024 election.

Soros Fund Management has bought up more than $400 million of the radio and podcast company's highest-ranking debt, bankruptcy court filings show.

That would make Soros' investment firm the biggest shareholder when Audacy emerges from bankruptcy.

Audacy is the nation's second-largest radio broadcaster behind iHeartMedia.

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As Statista's Martin Armstrong shows in the chart below, thanks chiefly to the €77.2 billion in pledged financial aid, European Union institutions are the largest aid donors to Ukraine.

This is based on data from the IfW Kiel Ukraine Support Tracker which currently covers the period January 24, 2022 to January 15, 2024.

Ukraine's largest military aid partner since the start of the war, the United States, has committed a total of €67.7 billion in aid when also considering financial and humanitarian support.

Germany, the United Kingdom and Denmark have been the next most significant pledgers of aid.

Infographic: The Countries Committing the Most Aid to Ukraine | Statista

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..and with just a few 10s of billions more, they can achieve victory (for any definition of 'victory')?

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Threat Of Strike Looms Large Over East, Gulf Coast Ports

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by Tyler Durden

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 - 05:30 AM

By Michael Rudolph of FreightWaves,

There’s an increasing abundance of skittishness surrounding the future of East and Gulf Coast ports.

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The labor contract between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) is set to expire at the end of September. The ILA represents some 70,000 dockworkers, while the USMX represents employers at 36 coastal ports — including three of the U.S.’s five busiest ports: the Port of New York and New Jersey, the Port of Savannah, Georgia, and the Port of Houston.

Contract negotiations between the ILA and the USMX began in February 2023 but quickly foundered on the issue of wage increases. Developments since then have not been promising.

"Talk of potential disruptions has increased"

In November, ILA leadership warned roughly 45,000 of its members to “prepare for the possibility of a coastwide strike in October 2024,” after the current master contract expires. ILA President Harold Daggett also cautioned that there is no chance of extending the current contract past the expiration date. 

In other words, ILA dockworkers are fully prepared to swap pallet jacks for picket signs come Oct. 1.

Unsurprisingly, these threats unnerved trade associations like the National Retail Federation, which have actively voiced their desire to facilitate negotiations between the two parties. NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay, in a January letter, expressed concern “that the discussions have been on hold for months and talk of potential disruptions has increased.

Claire's Observations:  And notice the timing here; potentially, right before November's elections (IF, in fact, they are allowed to proceed!)

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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) student has created a device that allows humans to communicate with machines using our minds – and it truly is incredible.

Arnav Kapur created a device called AlterEgo, which is a wearable type of headset that allows users to communicate with technology without even speaking a word. So how does it work?

The device records signals when the user hears or thinks of a particular word. This information is then sent to machines which use the internet to find the answer.

It’s kind of like having Google in your head, which is pretty damn incredible. Without speaking, typing or doing anything at all, the device is able to search the internet for the correct answer before feeding back the information via skull vibrations into the inner ear.

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Aerial and satellite footage showed more than 2,000 aid trucks stacked on the Egyptian side of the southern Palestinian city of Rafah, Al Jazeera TV reported on Sunday.

The footage was recorded on 22 February, the channel said.

It showed aid convoys lined up on the Egyptian side while Palestinians on the other side were "struggling with famine and severe malnutrition", Al Jazeera's report said.

The outlet estimated that the trucks were carrying around 20 tonnes of aid each, enough to feed more than two million people in the besieged enclave.

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The Australian peer-reviewed study, published in the Vaccine journal on Feb. 22, aimed to determine whether there was an increase in “audiovestibular events” following COVID-19 vaccination in south-eastern Australia. Audiovestibular refers to conditions related to hearing and balance disorders.

Healthcare providers and vaccinees should be alert to potential audiovestibular complaints after COVID-19 vaccination,” the authors said.

Increase in Incidences of Vertigo, Tinnitus

Researchers found a rise in vertigo and tinnitus cases after vaccination. Tinnitus is a condition that makes an individual hear sounds like humming, ringing, or rushing, in the absence of external stimuli. Vertigo makes people feel like they’re spinning, and can result in dizziness.

Our study found an increased relative incidence of vertigo in the 42 days following mRNA vaccines, and an increased relative incidence of tinnitus in the 42 days following both Vaxzevria adenovirus vector and mRNA vaccines,” researchers wrote.

“We are the first to confirm this increased relative incidence of tinnitus and vertigo post COVID-19 vaccines,“ they stated. They speculated that the audiovestibular events may be an ”immune mediated injury” triggered by the COVID-19 vaccines.

Claire's Observations:  Hearing and balance are two critical human factors, in terms of being able to function well.  That this alleged "vaccine" may be destroying these abilities, should have it stopped immediately, but most probably won't.

Remember how Deep Throat kept telling Woodward and Bernstein, during the Watergate Debacle, to "Follow the Money"?!?  That is absolutely what we have to do, in terms of discovering the extent to which vaccine companies have paid HMOs for getting  a large number of their clients  "jab compliant" for these shots, no matter the degree to which  safety protocols had been thrown out of the proverbial "window" on this product.

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The CIA helped build 12 secret spy bases in Ukraine along the Russian border as part of the agency’s support for Ukrainian intelligence that started in 2014, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

The report described one of the CIA-built spy bases as an underground bunker used by Ukrainian soldiers to “track Russian spy satellites and eavesdrop on conversations between Russian commanders.”

The Times report sheds new light on the CIA’s involvement in Ukraine, which played a major role in provoking the Russian invasion. A European official told the paper that when Russian President Vladimir Putin was considering invading Ukraine toward the end of 2021, the head of one of Russia’s main spy services told him that the CIA and Britain’s MI6 were controlling Ukraine and turning it into a beachhead for operations against Moscow.

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Sweden cleared its last hurdle to join NATO on Monday as Hungary’s parliament ratified its membership.

“The parliaments of all Nato member states have now voted in favor of Swedish accession to NATO. Sweden stands ready to shoulder its responsibility for Euro-Atlantic security,” Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said after the vote.

Sweden will formally join NATO once it submits its instrument of accession with the US government.

Hungary was the last holdout, and its approval came just over one month after the Turkish parliament ratified Sweden’s NATO bid. Turkey initially delayed Finland from joining the alliance as well but approved its membership in March 2023.

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In a recent CNN interview, the normally very confident US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland sounded a little desperate. She was trying to make the case for Congress to pass another $61 billion dollars for the neocons’ proxy war project in Ukraine and she was throwing out the old slogans that the neocons use when they want funding for their latest war.

Asked by CNN whether she believes that Congress will eventually pass the bill, Nuland responded that she has confidence that, “we will do what we have always done, which is defend democracy and freedom around the world…”

What Nuland is attempting here is what the neocons always do. They try to wrap their terrible policies up in the American flag and sell it to the American people as something reflective of “our” values. If you oppose another neocon war, well then you are unpatriotic according to their trickery.

But Americans are waking up to the lies of the neocons and more and more are realizing that there is no “we” when the neocons are trying to sell another war. It is “them.” The “we” in the equation are the people who are being robbed to pay for what will inevitably be another neocon failure.

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I watched the uncensored video of US airman Aaron Bushnell self-immolating in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington while screaming “Free Palestine”. I hesitated to watch it because I knew once I put it into my mind it’s there for the rest of my life, but I figured I owe him that much.

I feel like I’ve been picked up and shaken, which I suppose was pretty much what Bushnell was going for. Something to shake the world awake to the reality of what’s happening. Something to snap us out of the brainwashed and distracted stupor of western dystopia and turn our gaze to Gaza.

The sounds stay with you more than the sights. The sound of his gentle, youthful, Michael Cera-like voice as he walked toward the embassy. The sound of the round metal container he stored the accelerant in getting louder as it rolls toward the camera. The sound of Bushnell saying “Free Palestine”, then screaming it, then switching to wordless screams when the pain became too overwhelming, then forcing out one more “Free Palestine” before losing his words for good. The sound of the cop screaming at him to get on the ground over and over again. The sound of a first responder telling police to stop pointing guns at Bushnell’s burning body and go get fire extinguishers.

He remained standing for an unbelievable amount of time while he was burning. I don’t know where he got the strength to do it. He remained standing long after he’d stopped vocalizing.

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On 7 October, Hamas carried out an unprecedented surprise attack on Israel. Under the cover of a barrage of rockets, fighters from the Hamas military wing, the Qassam Brigades, broke through the Gaza border fence to attack nearby military bases and settlements (kibbutzim).

Israel claims that during the attack, Hamas fighters massacred some 1,200 Israelis, the majority civilians, while committing unthinkable atrocities.

A close review of events on 7 October shows that Hamas fighters instead carried out what amounted to both a military assault and mass kidnapping operation to break Israel’s decades long siege on Gaza, which many view as the world’s largest concentration camp.

In the process, they did kill hundreds of Israelis, including soldiers, police, and civilians, while taking hundreds more as captives back to Gaza.

At the same time, many of the claims made by Israel about the scale and nature of Hamas atrocities, including the most horrific, have proven to be fabrications.

Shockingly, many of the Israeli civilians and soldiers who died that day were killed not by Hamas, but by Israeli forces themselves, both as a result of friendly fire and the controversial military policy known as the “Hannibal Directive.”

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The famine in northern Gaza, caused by Israel's strangling siege, has reached extreme levels, Palestinian residents there have told Middle East Eye. There have been several reports of people dying from malnutrition, including infants

Life for over half a million people there now revolves around a single task every day: finding something to eat. In this following account, a resident of Gaza City, who did not wish to be named, recounts to MEE's Lubna Masarwa the struggle to survive in a war-torn city.  

Things are difficult. Getting anything has become a difficult task, even simple things like sugar, salt and rice. 

We go on looking for them everywhere, even in old shops and abandoned homes. If and when we find them in shops, they are sold at crazy prices. 

About four days ago, around 800 bags of wheat flour came in. There are up to 700,000 people in northern Gaza. This means one bag for around every 1,000 people or so.

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On Saturday, western news agencies reported that closed-door negotiations took place in Paris that were aimed at reaching an agreement on a ceasefire in Gaza. According to Reuters the talks represented “the most serious push for weeks to halt the fighting in the battered Palestinian enclave and see Israeli and foreign hostages released.” Regrettably, the reports from Paris were largely a media-engineered deception intended to divert attention from the real purpose of the confab. Keep in mind, the primary attendees of the gathering were not senior-level diplomats or trained negotiators, but the directors of the Intelligence services including the head of Israel’s Mossad, David Barnea, Egyptian spy-chief Abbas Kamel, and CIA Director William Burns. These are not the men one would choose to hammer-out a hostage exchange or a ceasefire deal, but to implement electronic surveillance, espionage or black ops. Thus, it is extremely unlikely that they met in Paris to settle on a plan for the cessation of hostilities. The more probable explanation is that the respective spy-chiefs are putting the finishing touches on a collaborative plan to breach the Egyptian border wall so that one and a half million severely-traumatized Palestinians can flee into Egypt without any serious opposition from the Egyptian army.

Such an operation would require considerable coordination in order to minimize the casualties while, at the same time, achieving its overall objective. Naturally, any breach would have to be blamed on Hamas who will undoubtedly be the convenient scapegoat for blowing up a section of the wall creating an opening for thousands of stampeding Palestinians. In this way, Israel could characterize the mass expulsion as a “voluntary migration” which is the cheery-sounding Zionist sobriquet for ethnic cleansing. In any event, the bulk of Gaza’s Moslem population will have been evicted from their historic homeland and forced into refugee camps scattered across the Sinai Desert. This is Netanyahu’s endgame which could take place at any time.

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A long comment recently appeared below one of my articles taking issue with my recent writings on issues related to “the Jewish question and Jewish power and influence.” Though I find it hard to adequately respond to all of the comments on my articles and broadcasts, many of which are thoughtful, sometimes even brilliant, this one seemed to lend itself to being recast, along with my responses, in interview format. So the material below in boldface is the original comment, and my answers are in regular type.

It seems that ever since the October events, you’ve lost all nuance when it comes to discussing the Jewish question and Jewish power and influence.

I’d prefer to think that I only lost some nuance, not all of it. I think the Gaza genocide has revealed that people like E. Michael Jones, Gilad Atzmon, Mike King, Cat McGuire, and others who emphasize the role of Jewish power in creating huge problems have been more right than I had realized. But that doesn’t mean that I think less of any individual because of their Jewish religion or ethnic heritage. I still admire pretty much all the Jews I admired before October 7, including a long list of regular radio guests. So I retain that “nuance.”

The other day you said it is Jews who are responsible for the most mass murder of people ever, not Germans. First of all, is Jewish a true ethnic identity? Can one not be Jewish and German…or Jewish and Russian?

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Legalized abortion, that is legalized murder, has left women insensitive to murder. Consequently, murder is becoming legalized outside abortion. For example, Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians, and our Great Country America vetoes the UN resolutions against Israel’s genocidal murder of the Palestinians. Washington has redefined genocide as “self-defense” by the Israelis committing the genocide.

The atrocities are beyond belief. The Israelis are committing genocide of the Palestinians and the Democrat regime here vetos UN cease fire resolutions. But an 18 year old black American woman is going to be tried for first degree murder because she waited too long before she aborted her baby. How can this be that the Israeli and US governments can murder at will, but if a black woman disposes of her baby after the expiration of the “use by” date of her legal right to murder, she is a murderess?

And look what the Great British and American Democracies have done to Julian Assange. Imprisoned in one form or the other for 12 years without any charges being brought. It is just like medieval times when feudal lords at their whim threw people in dungeons for keeps.

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