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Fans of former president Donald Trump have turned to online fundraising to help him pay a massive $355 million civil court fraud judgment.

“The recent legal battles he faces are not just an attack on him, but an attack on the very ideals of fairness and due process that every American deserves,” reads a GoFundMe effort launched Friday and seeking to raise the nine-figure sum Trump owes. “It’s a moment that calls into question the balance of justice and the application of law, disproportionately aimed at silencing a voice that has been at the forefront of advocating for American strength, prosperity, and security.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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If the world was both fair and just then Matt Hancock, the former UK Health Secretary who oversaw the pandemic response, should be in prison.

That’s because while you stayed at home to “protect the NHS, and (allegedly) save lives”, Matt Hancock orchestrated the mass murder of the elderly and vulnerable in care homes using a drug known as Midazolam and then told you that they had all died of Covid-19; and we can prove it…

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Joe Biden stopped to chat with reporters while he was out and about in Delaware on Saturday.

Biden suggested Ukraine is a member of NATO in shocking remarks to reporters.

“It’s about time we make sure that Congress come home and pass the legislation funding NATO,” Biden said of the Senate’s stalled foreign aid bill which includes billions of dollars for Ukraine.

Ukraine is NOT a member of NATO. Biden’s remarks are dangerous. 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, WHITE HOUSE
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In a controversial move, the Biden regime’s Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allocated $130,000 in federal funds to support research into cultivating crickets as a protein source using municipal landfill waste.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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The treatment of Mark Steyn and Donald Trump at the hands of American 'justice' shows just how biased and politicised it is, says law professor James Allan. America increasingly resembles Pakistan.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP
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Delays in diagnosing skin cancer because of Covid lockdowns led to 12,000 years of life lost in Britain, researchers at University College London have estimated.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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A leading member of a Canadian centre-Left party supporting Justin Trudeau’s minority Government has tabled a bill seeking to jail people who speak out in favour of hydrocarbon fuels. Charlie Angus is a leading member of the NDP party which has 25 seats in the Canadian Parliament, and his bill seeks to ban the commercial promotion of hydrocarbons by any means “that is likely to influence and shape attitudes, beliefs and behaviours about the product or service”. Angus’s bill (C-372) is given the Orwellian title of ‘An Act respecting fossil fuel advertising’, and under this proposed anti-free speech measure, a gas station retailer could be fined C$50,000 for offering a complementary coffee and doughnut with every full tank.

Tags: CANADA, CLIMATEGATE, DICTATORSHIP
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If you thought the British had it bad under lockdown, have a thought for the Malaysians. Forced to stay at home with no furlough payments, they were told to cash in their pensions. The result is they cannot now retire.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY
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Truck drivers transport between 70% to 73% of all freight in the United States. Therefore, when truckers begin discussing plans on social media to boycott loads to progressive hellhole New York City, it's important to pay attention. 

X user Chicago1Ray, who appears to be a Midwest truck driver, shared a video late Friday night detailing that a number of truck drivers will begin denying loads to NYC on Monday. 

"I don't know how far across the country this is - or how many truckers are going start denying loads to NYC - but I'll tell you - you f**k around and find out," Chicago1Ray said. 

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
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NATO weapons supplied to Kiev are being widely used in Israel, the Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, has said.

"Well, well, my Nato friends, there you have it, don’t you? The weapons supplied to the neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine are being widely used in Israel," he wrote on his Telegram channel. Medvedev warned that this weaponry, "like the weapons left behind by the US forces that fled Afghanistan," would further be used uncontrollably in all trouble spots.

Medvedev noted that even before "the corrupt Ukrainian authorities were in the habit of trading everything they laid hands on."

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Satellite images show Egypt levelling land and building a wall along its border with the Gaza Strip near the Rafah crossing. The construction suggests Egypt is preparing for a possible influx of displaced Palestinians, amid fears that Israel’s planned ground invasion of Rafah could push thousands across the line.

Tags: EGYPT, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Thousands of people have taken to the streets around the world to protest against the war in Gaza as Israel pledges to go forward with its offensive in Rafah in southern Gaza.

Waving pro-Palestinian flags and banners, thousands marched through the streets of Madrid, Spain to demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has forecast a right-wing resurgence in Europe that will “occupy Brussels” and “Make Europe great again.” Hungary will take over the EU’s rotating presidency in July, after European Parliament elections in June.

“The stage of world politics at the end of the year will show a completely different picture than it does now,” Orban said during his annual state of the nation address on Saturday. Citing the US presidential election in November and the European Parliament elections in June, Orban predicted that “Hungary’s room for maneuver will not decrease, but will expand.”

Tags: EUROPE
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz intervened last year to prevent European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen from becoming NATO’s next secretary general, Germany’s Die Welt newspaper has said. Scholz reportedly felt that von der Leyen’s hardline anti-Russian stance would be a problem “in the long term.”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg received a fourth extension to his term as head of the military bloc last July. While Stoltenberg may remain in office until October, the alliance’s leaders have already begun jockeying to replace him.

At the end of last year, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken suggested von der Leyen to President Joe Biden as a potential replacement, Welt reported on Saturday. Biden approached Scholz with the idea, but was shot down, the report claimed, citing “several high-ranking EU officials and top diplomats.

“Scholz was categorically against von der Leyen becoming NATO chief,” one of these sources said. The German chancellor reportedly told Biden that the position of secretary-general is too important “to leave to a Christian Democrat from Germany,” and that von der Leyen’s antagonism toward Moscow “could prove to be a disadvantage in the long term,” in the newspaper’s words.

Tags: EUROPE, GERMANY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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Pro-Russian underground saboteurs launched another attack on the Ukrainian military. The target was a military train of the Armed Forces of Ukraine i in the Vinnytsia region.

The local sources reported that Ukrainian military echelon loaded with 155 mm shells and missiles was derailed near the village of Serebria.

The train with ammunition and other military equipment was reportedly coming from Romania to the Ukrainian frontlines. As a result of the attack, a wagon with ammunition exploded and fire damaged a large amount of military equipment. The railway was blocked in the region.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
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Once considered impregnable, the KEY city for Ukraine defense, Avdiivka, the most heavily fortified city on the entire planet, has fallen to the Russian Army.  Avdiivka, shown on the map below, has been conquered in what observers say is a "complete rout" of the Ukraine Army.

Within hours, the bloodiest battle of the 21st century (so far) will be over.

For those who have not kept up on developments in the Russian Special Military Operation (SMO), Avdiivka is the place from which the Ukrainian Army has shelled the civilians of Donetsk City for TEN YEARS!

There are going to be lots of tactical, strategic, and political implications from this that we will see over the next days and weeks.

There are reportedly very FEW Ukrainian defenses behind Avdiivka; the Ukrainians put all their eggs into one basket, counting on the deep Soviet-era nuclear bunker system, and defenses built since the end of the civil war to make it "impregnable."

ALL of those defenses have failed and the Russian Army now controls the city.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The State Department has formally designated the Houthis as a terrorist organization, which gives Washington new powers to thwart the group's access to the global financial system.

The new label of Specially Designated Global Terrorist group against the Yemeni Shia rebel militia backed by Iran was implemented Friday, coming weeks after a mid-January warning was issued by the State Department.

It also comes following months of Houthi drone and missile attacks on both commercial vessels and Western warships patrolling the Red Sea. 

On Thursday in the latest response, the US military struck three Houthi anti-ship cruise missile systems that US Central Command (CENTCOM) said were preparing to launch.

The new designation is controversial among some humanitarian aid groups working in Yemen, as detailed in The New York Times

Last month, Mr. Blinken announced the State Department’s intent to return the Houthis to its terrorism list, but delayed the action for 30 days. The pause was intended in part to give humanitarian aid groups working in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen time to ensure that their work does not run afoul of new sanctions from the United States that will punish anyone who provides support to the militant group. Some aid groups have warned that their work will inevitably be constrained in a country with dire humanitarian needs

Claire's Observations:  Translation: More innocent women and children are about to starve to death in Yemen.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Russian forces reportedly launched offensive actions in Zaporozhye region amid the collapse of the defense of the Kyiv regime in Avdeevka area around Donetsk.

According to reports, the Russian advance is developing in the areas of Robotino and Verbovoe. Clashes are also allegedly ongoing in several nearby part of the frontline.

Meanwhile, Kyiv’s forces continue to respond to the setbacks on the frontline with attacks on civilian areas. At least four people have been killed and six others injured in a Ukrainian strike in the town of Panteleymovka, Denis Pushilin, the head of Russia’s Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), said.

In a Telegram post, Pushilin said the strike on the settlement, which is around 40km north of Donetsk, caused half of a two-story residential building to collapse and a fire to break out. There was a 15-year-old girl among the killed civilians and a 11-year-old girl was among the wounded.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The US Justice Department has handed almost $500,000 in forfeited Russian funds to Estonia, from where the money will be used to help repair Ukraine’s power grid. The transfer was the first of its kind, and effectively used Estonia as a middleman to skirt US laws forbidding a direct donation to Ukraine.

The money was used by a Latvian machining and welding company to purchase a jig grinder from a Connecticut-based firm in 2018, before a group of Latvian and Ukrainian smugglers attempted to move it into Russia, in violation of US export restrictions, the Justice Department said in a statement on Saturday. 

The device – which can be exported to the EU but not elsewhere due to its “applications in nuclear proliferation and defense programs,” was intercepted by the US and Latvian authorities before it reached Russia, the department stated. A Latvian man was arrested in 2022 and extradited to Connecticut, where he pleaded guilty to violating export controls last week.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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These are difficult times. Day after day, a shocking genocide is unfolding before the eyes of the whole world. Israel is nurturing a psychotic seizure as its “functional response” to the trauma of October 7. We have already become accustomed to living in the heart of an apartheid regime, oppression, and wars that have shed rivers of blood, but the death and destruction that Israel is inflicting today upon the residents of the Gaza Strip are much worse than anything we have seen before in the history of “the conflict.”

At the time of this writing, the United States has not only done nothing to stop the massacre of Gaza’s residents but has increased arms shipments to Israel. It has also directly participated in the war and has recruited its allies to do so as well by demonstrating its power against convenient and non-threatening victims such as Yemen, Syria, and Iraq.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Poland’s political class has been at the forefront of EU and NATO’s efforts to absorb Ukraine into the West’s orbit, actively supporting the 2014 Euromaidan coup, and sending military and economic aid to Kiev for NATO’s proxy war against Russia. But many ordinary Poles are weary of the impact these policies have on their economic well-being.

The agricultural sectors of the EU’s eastern flank would be crushed if Ukraine was admitted into the European Union, former Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller has warned.

“Let’s imagine what would happen if Ukraine joins the European Union and there is no way to control and regulate the inflow of goods. This would mean that Polish agriculture, but also Romanian, Bulgarian and Slovak agriculture would receive very painful, even fatal blows. Because no one can compete with Ukrainian production,” Miller said in an interview with Polish media this week.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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