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 Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen views mid-June as the likely time period when the United States can no longer pay all its obligations without a debt ceiling deal.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:58

 President Joe Biden said he would discuss the debt limit with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) via telephone from Air Force One as he returns home from Japan after the top Republican accused him of being beholden to “radical socialists” as a potential default looms.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:55

 Nebraska state Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh (D) exploded during a session late this week after the state banned controversial transgender medical procedures for minors, shouting, “We need trans people!”

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:54

 Ty Cobb, a former White House lawyer for President Donald Trump, said that he believes that the former president will get convicted in the federal criminal investigation into his handling of classified materials and that he will ultimately go to prison over it.

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Posted on: May 22 10:53

 Target is facing backlash over a designer featured in the company’s “Pride” collection who appears to have created products with Satanic imagery.

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Posted on: May 22 10:52

The GOP-controlled House continued on Wednesday to dismantle years’ worth of Democratic control by moving against a “wokeness” office created by former Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.

Specifically, Republicans stripped out funding for the “House Office of Diversity and Inclusion” in the 2024 Budget Appropriations bill currently being negotiated with the Democrat-controlled Senate and the White House.

According to a description of the office: “The House of Representatives is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. In one of the first acts of the 116th Congress, the House established the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. ODI’s mission is to foster diversity among House employing offices so that the House workforce reflects the diversity of America.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:51

The Pentagon has found $3 billion in unspent funds directed toward Ukraine due to an accounting error and apparently they are going to use this newfound cash to send it to Ukraine anyway.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan spoke to CNN host Jake Tapper on the network’s Sunday show “State of the Union” where he was grilled on the error.

“You were talking about aid to Ukraine a minute ago. There was this very bizarre admission from the Pentagon this week of an accounting error that suggested that the U.S. has at least $3 billion that it didn’t know it had that it can use for Ukraine aid. That’s a hell of an accounting error, and it provides a lot of fodder to critics of U.S. aid to Ukraine and critics who say there’s not enough oversight going on. Are you concerned about this accounting error?” the host said.

“Well, one thing I just want to make clear, that is not money that went out the door and disappeared. That is not a waste of that $3 billion,” the National Security Adviser said.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: May 22 10:50

Let’s summarize what we now know of the negative efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, and why vaccinated people—not the unvaxxed—suffer frequent bouts of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 vaccines—and the new bivalents, of which they are a part—are alarmingly and irredeemably unsafe, as well as ineffective for the advertised purposes. It is increasingly recognized by laypeople, physicians, and scientists throughout the world that the COVID-19 vaccines are neither safe, nor effective, nor reversible.

In this article, I show irrefutable proof that the COVID-19 vaccines are irredeemably ineffective. (See many dozens of my other Substack articles, and my book, “Neither Safe Nor Effective,” on how dangerous these vaccines are.)

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: May 22 10:49

Special Counsel John Durham breached neither ethics nor etiquette when he highlighted the difficulty of obtaining a conviction in a politically charged case when the jury holds opposing partisan views. He merely stated the reality on the ground in D.C.-area federal courts. And by his own actions prosecuting the J6 defendants solely in the nation’s capital, Attorney General Merrick Garland has confirmed that assessment by proving the corollary: Criminal cases against individuals viewed by the local populace as political pariahs make for easy convictions. 

“Did the Durham Report’s Criticism of Juries Go Too Far?” The Washington Post’s headline from last week asked rhetorically. It was quite an ironic concern coming from the legacy outlet serially guilty of publishing fake news to propagate the Russia-collusion hoax. A better question for the “democracy dies in darkness” rag would be: Did Clinton and Democrats’ Dirty Politics Go Too Far?

But no, instead of focusing on the substantive content contained in the 300-plus pages of Durham’s report detailing malfeasance by the Department of Justice and FBI and the Clinton campaign’s responsibility for the scandal, The Washington Post focused on Durham’s introductory remarks explaining the “special care” the special counsel’s office used in making criminal charging decisions — decisions Durham stressed were “based solely on the facts and evidence developed in the investigation and without fear of, or favor to, any person.”

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: May 22 10:49

History unequivocally proves that the Nazis expanded the rights of gun owners and removed any regulation as to an overwhelming majority of the population. The result was a dramatic increasing in both the number of guns on the street and the number of persons openly carrying. Doing so was essential in the reorganization of almost every segment of Nazi society according to militaristic principles. Easy access to guns fueled the growth of the world’s largest standing army and resulted in the most heavily armed non-army population in the world.

Tags: GERMANY, HIDDEN HISTORY, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Posted on: May 22 10:47

More Americans than ever rely on alarm systems, gates or doorbell cameras to help protect their families. But statistically, you are now more likely to be the victim of theft online than a physical break in at home.

A new report from the FBI reveals that Americans lost more than $10 billion last year to online scams and digital fraud.  

People in their 30s - who are among the most connected online - filed the most complaints. But we were surprised to learn the group that loses the most money to scammers… is seniors.  

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:39

Two police officers heard the desperate screams of an Asian woman who was stalked by a homeless African-American man and murdered in her apartment during an attempted sexual assault. They even spoke with her killer through the door and failed to help, the victim’s family claims in a lawsuit.

It was most likely Christina Yuna Lee’s duty to be killed in this situation. Owning a firearm is a form of “white supremacy,” and defending herself is also a form of “white supremacy,” according to talking points by anti-gun advocates.

Her duty was to call the police and wait for help to arrive. It didn’t, so her only option was to die.

Christina Yune Lee, 35, was attacked by an assailant who snuck in behind her as she entered her Chrystie Street building around 4:20 a.m. on February 13, 2022. Her neighbors heard her cries for help “for at least five minutes” and immediately called 911.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Posted on: May 22 10:38

 WNBA player Brittney Griner says her time in a Russian prison has changed her perspective on the American flag and the national anthem: after promising to protest the traditional pregame anthem in 2020, she said this season she is ready to stand.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:36

 Climate eco-anarchists in Rome turned the Trevi Fountain water black on Sunday after pouring diluted charcoal into the pool during a staged protest against public funding for fossil fuels they claim caused a recent flood that killed 14 people in northeastern Italy.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:36

 New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams has a new proposal for dealing with migrants crossing the border, and it involves the federal government dispersing them across America. 

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:35

Texas is facing a laundry list of crises: housing, immigration, and weather, among others.

So, naturally, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is opening an investigation into Bud Light.

Social conservatives across the country continue to clutch their pearls over Bud Light's partnership with influencer Dylan Mulvaney, a 26-year-old transgender activist who has shaken the far-right's perception of reality by existing in the open.

Webmaster addition: The issue here is that Dylan Mulvaney was used to target a very young audience; too young to legally buy beer! Why? I agree with Cruz this is important.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:35

 The NAACP Board of Directors issued a statement on Saturday warning black Americans that the state of Florida was not a safe place for them and included an official “travel advisory” calling the state “openly hostile” – but the board’s chairman, Leon Russell, apparently lives in Florida himself.

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Posted on: May 22 10:35

 Special counsel John Durham‘s long-awaited report serves as a guide for how Congress can further investigate the Russiagate controversy, according to a top GOP lawmaker.

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Posted on: May 22 10:34

Research into sun and heat-deflecting technologies to tackle climate change are proceeding at a rapid pace around the globe, prompting the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to investigate their potentials and dangers while stating that these controversial interventions are humanity's "only option" to quickly cool the planet within years.  

In a report published by UNEP in February, an independent panel describes what’s currently known about so-called solar radiation modification, also called solar geoengineering, and concludes that, despite its great potential, it's not viable or even safe right now. Nonetheless, amid growing calls from governments to find an emergency brake for climate change—and ongoing, independent efforts to develop solar geoengineering technology—the UNEP is calling for a full-scale global review of the tech and eventual multinational framework for how it should be governed. 

Webmaster addition: Isn't that how they wrecked the world in "The Matrix?" :)

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: May 22 10:33

 Jeffrey Epstein reportedly learned that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates had an affair with a young Russian woman and later appeared to threaten to expose the tryst if Gates refused to do business with him.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:29

 The GOP-led House may have reached a breakthrough in its standoff with the FBI over a file believed to contain bribery allegations concerning President Joe Biden.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:29

The lawyer representing a pregnant New York City physician’s assistant whose confrontation with a group of black men over a rented bike led to her suspension from the hospital where she works said he plans to sue media outlets that cast her as a racist thief.

Sarah Jane Comrie got into an argument last week with a few young black men, who claimed she was stealing a rental bike they paid for. Video of the incident quickly circulated on social media, generating millions of views and prompting Bellevue Hospital to place her on leave pending investigation. Her attorney Justin Marino said he later obtained a receipt, which was provided to multiple outlets, proving Comrie paid for the bike…

“We are gonna get an answer when we start filing defamation lawsuits,” Marino told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer Friday. “She’s been called a racist, she’s been called a thief, there are reasons defamation laws exist, and we plan to pursue that.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:27

UPDATE 9:58 AM EDT --

Belgorod Regional Officials have stated that “Ukrainian Forces” have entered and Partially-Captured at least 4 Russian towns near the Border Region including the Towns of Kozinka, Glotovo, Gora-Podol and Grayvoron with a Heavy Fighting still going on in the North.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: May 22 10:27

 A man convicted of lighting students on fire at U.C. Berkeley in 2020 is reportedly on track to not serve any jail time for the heinous attack because he agreed to participate in a diversion program for veterans.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: May 22 10:26

 A Chicago-area man whose federal life sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama has been charged with multiple attempted murder charges, according to law enforcement officials.

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Posted on: May 22 10:26

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir stated that the government was making changes on the Temple Mount "slowly and quietly," during a festive meal for Jerusalem Day by the Temple Mount Administration on Sunday.

"We have the privilege to live in a generation like this. We have the privilege to live in a situation in which ministers, the speaker of the Knesset and MKs arrive [at the Temple Mount]. Who thought it would happen so quickly? And it is happening. It's true there are still more processes [to go through]. There are changes that we are doing as they say slowly, slowly, quietly, quietly," said Ben-Gvir in a video from the event published by the Temple Mount Administration.

It is unclear what changes Ben-Gvir was referring to.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Posted on: May 22 10:24

 Law enforcement officials in Tennessee arrested 40-year-old Victor Rodriguez last week after he told them that he opened fire at a group of men who were allegedly trying to steal his car from outside his home.

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Posted on: May 22 10:23

Mexican authorities on Sunday raised the warning level for the Popocatepetl volcano to one step below red alert as smoke, ash and molten rock spewed into the sky posing risks to aviation and far-flung communities below.

The huge volcano that towers above Mexico City is considered one of the most dangerous in the world because some 25 million people live within a 60-mile radius.

Sunday's increased alert level - to 'yellow phase three' - comes a day after two Mexico City airports temporarily halted operations due to falling ash, which also forced 11 villages to cancel school sessions.

The yellow warning means 'remain alert and prepare for a possible evacuation,' according to the warning system developed by Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Posted on: May 22 10:23