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We’re in for a weird ride, which I’ve been talking about for some time, where prices rise even as the economy settles into recession. Those who lived through the 70s remember it well. Stagflation is an odd situation, driven in part by shortages (oil last time because it drives the price of almost everything), where the economy is stagnant (at best), and prices still rise. It has to be driven into a harsh recession to bring prices down, so the Fed is forced to fight inflation even harder with interest hikes when it would normally be stimulating a flaccid economy with interest cuts to try to get it off the ground again.

Tags: ECONOMY
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Economic improvements in a country’s economy are not magic, President Javier Milei told Argentines in a televised address where he had good and rare news to announce: his government is successfully taming reckless public spending, which resulted in a rare – and welcome – first quarter budget surplus.

Milei stated that this is key to improving economic prospects in the once-prosperous Latin American nation.

Tags: ECONOMY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
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Bill Krystal – Never-Trumper who’s gone wacko
Andrew Weissmann – enough said – Deep State prince
Lawrence Tribe – member of Biden/Obama tribe and Harvard nutcase
George Conway – arguably the most abusive husband ever
Jeffrey Toobin – CNN commentator caught spanking it during a conference call
John Dean – Deep stater who set up Nixon then testified in Trump impeachment

Trump Attorney Jeffrey Clark nailed this one:

I called it!

A group of leftist legal commentators has been meeting weekly for about two years to strategize about how to bring down Trump using the media.

I even coined a term for the phenomenon: “JournoLawfare™️” as my followers will be well familiar with.

This Politico article admits it.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Just weeks after learning Joe Biden had improperly retained government documents, his administration began working with federal bureaucrats in spring and fall 2021 to increase pressure on Donald Trump for similar issues and eventually prompt a criminal prosecution of the 45th president, according to government memos newly unsealed by a federal judge.

The correspondence, released this week by U.S. District Judge Eileen Cannon in Florida, provide the the most extensive accounting so far of how the Biden White House worked with federal bureaucrats to escalate pressure on Trump to return documents to the National Archives even as it slow-walked similar issues involving its own boss.

One email dated May 5, 2021, shows the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) had already consulted the Biden White House about missing Trump records, more than a year before the public would learn that the former president president had kept some classified memos.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Columbia's embattled president Minouche Shafik has crumbled under pressure from pro Palestine protesters and given them a 48 hour extension to disperse after they ignored the original deadline.

It comes as demonstrators claim school officials threatened to call in the National Guard to the campus, which has been besieged by demonstrations since last Wednesday. 

In the wake of the alleged threat, one activist called on members of the protest group to 'break up into platoons' in order to defend the encampment. 

Shafik capitulated after her midnight deadline came and went with no real signs the camp was dispersing.

Webmaster addition: Remember the last time the National Guard was sent to quell a student protest?

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Soaring gas prices have skyrocketed to a whopping $7.29 per gallon in some parts of California - which is above the current the national hourly minimum wage. 

While the average price for a gallon of gas varies from state to state - drivers in a certain Silicon Valley town are facing particularly extortionate rates that set them back almost $150 for a full tank. 

The Chevron gas station in Menlo Park was exposed on Sunday by a bewildered customer who posted on X that the price per gallon was four cents 'above the federal hourly minimum wage.'

The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25, while in California it was set to $16 at the beginning of the year. Fast food workers were given a bump to $20 in April.  

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Tags: ECONOMY, WHITE HOUSE
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Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an obstacle to a two-state solution and said he should resign.

She joins a growing list of prominent Democrats who have given blistering critiques of the Israeli leader or called for him to step down over his handling of the war in Gaza

'We recognize Israel's right to protect itself. We reject the policy and the practice of Netanyahu,' Pelosi said during an interview with Ireland's RTE News. 'What could be worse than what he has done in response?'

Pelosi called it 'terrible.' She said his intelligence official resigned but 'he should resign' since Netanyahu is 'ultimately responsible.'

The longtime California lawmaker was asked during the interview if Netanyahu is a 'block' to peace.

'Well he has been for years,' Pelosi said. 'I don't know whether he's afraid of peace, incapable of peace or just doesn't want peace.'

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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An Italian researcher has claimed to have found the long-lost burial place of the famed Greek philosopher Plato who died around 348 BC.

Graziano Ranocchia used AI to decipher the Herculaneum scrolls, charred papyrus found buried by the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79AD, revealing new text that pointed to an exact location in Athens.

The analysis showed Plato was buried in 'The Academy,' a famous school founded by the philosopher in 387 BC, near the so-called Museion - a small building sacred to the Muses that no longer stands among the ruins.

Ranocchia and his team uncovered 1,000 words, corresponding to 30 percent of the text, using the 'bionic eye' - and believe they will have the papyrus completely analyzed by 2026.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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The claim that a Jewish student at Yale was "stabbed in the eye" with a Palestinian flag by a pro-Palestine protester drew widespread mockery on Tuesday after video was released of the alleged "stabbing" incident.

"Maxine Waters hit Michael Tracey harder than this," one Twitter user joked.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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This past weekend, April 20, 2024 the US House of Representatives passed a bill to provide Ukraine with another $61 billion in aid. The measure will quickly pass the Senate and be signed into law by Biden within days.

The funds, however, will make little difference to the outcome of the war on the ground as it appears most of the military hardware funded by the $61 billion has already been produced and much of it already shipped. Perhaps no more than $10 billion in additional new weapons and equipment will result from the latest $61 billion passed by Congress.

Subject to revision, initial reports of the composition of the $61 billion indicate $23.2 billion of it will go to pay US arms producers for weapons that have already been produced and delivered to Ukraine. Another $13.8 billion is earmarked to replace weapons from US military stocks that have been produced and are in the process of being shipped—but haven’t as yet—or are additional weapons still to be produced. The breakdown of this latter $13.8 amount is not yet clear in the initial reports. One might generously guess perhaps $10 billion at most represents weapons not yet produced, while $25-$30 billion represents weapons already shipped to Ukraine or in the current shipment pipeline.

In total, therefore, weapons already delivered to Ukraine, awaiting shipment, or yet to be produced amount to approximately $37 billion.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Celebrity journalist A.J. Benza appeared on a recent episode of "Ask Dr. Drew," during which he claimed that actor and comedian Jamie Foxx became seriously injured after getting "vaccinated" for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) – and his family is allegedly covering it all up.

Foxx allegedly became blind and partially paralyzed after taking a COVID injection that was forced on him by a film studio in order to work. Ever since then, it has been a coverup city as far as Foxx's health is concerned.

"I lost a couple friends in the last couple of years who got the injection," Benza told Dr. Drew during the segment. "One of my best friends died last Saturday – paratrooper, ex-special forces, 51-years-old, in the best shape of his life – just goes to sleep and doesn't wake up, black guy."

"I think that this ties into the Jamie Foxx theory. I worked my butt off to get a story about what happened to Jamie Foxx because it was all baloney what they were reporting – he's playing Pickleball, he's responding in Instagram – no he's not, it's all lies."

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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President Joe Biden suffered another gaffe during a speaking event as he tried to paint his opponent, former President Donald Trump, as untrustworthy. 

Biden, at 81 years old, the oldest president in American history, appeared before supporters at a community college in Tampa, one week before Florida bans abortions past six weeks. 

He called out Trump, his 2024 general election opponent, as the sole person responsible for the 'cruelty and chaos' that's occurred after the overturn of Roe v. Wade. 

However, when he did so, he accidentally asked: 'How many times does he have to prove we can't be trusted?' 

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has touched down in China to soothe tensions with the nation, after Beijing called the Senate's approval of an $8billion aid package for Taiwan a 'dangerous situation.'

The package was part of a massive $95billion foreign aid bill that was passed by Congress last night, and is expected to be signed into law today by President joe Biden

China said the $8billion set aside to counter Chinese threats in Taiwan and the broader Indo-Pacific 'seriously violates' US commitments to China and 'sends a wrong signal to the Taiwan independence separatist forces'.

A spokesperson for the mainland's Taiwan Affairs Office added that Taiwan's ruling pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, which won a third four-year presidential term in January, is willing to 'become a pawn for external forces to use Taiwan to contain China, bringing Taiwan into a dangerous situation'.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, WHITE HOUSE
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Fukushima has been frozen in time for more than a decade since a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami, causing one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.

When the 9.0-magnitude quake struck on March 11, 2011, waves of more than 33ft (10 metres) overcame insufficient sea defences, destroying backup generators and triggering meltdowns in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

It released hydrogen and radioactive materials and some 160,000 residents were evacuated from the surrounding area, many of whom have never been able to return home, abandoning their homes, businesses and belongings.

Entry to some of the zones, which continue to have relatively high radiation levels, remains strictly limited, with 'difficult-to-return' areas only accessible with permission.

Tags: FUKUSHIMA/NUKE DISASTERS
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Russian troops have reportedly pushed through Ukrainian lines to take the strategic town of Ocheretyne in Donetsk - the latest scoop for Vladimir Putin's forces amid a recent string of gains on the battlefield.

Videos shared on the Telegram messaging app by Russian military bloggers appeared to show the Russian tricolour flying atop a damaged building in the town that once was home to 30,000 Ukrainians. 

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Columbia University anti-Israel protesters are refusing to leave their Gaza encampment despite a midnight deadline to dismantle and NYPD counterterrorism officers gathering at the Ivy League gates.

The Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine group released a statement claiming they backed out of negotiations after the university threatened to call the National Guard on them.

'Columbia University threatened CUAD negotiators to call both the National Guard and NYPD if we do not acquiesce to their demands,' the group said.

'The student negotiating team has left the table and refuses to return until there is a written commitment that the administration will not be unleashing the NYPD or the National Guard on its students.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday warned that foreign terrorist groups are again looking to attack the United States in an “increasingly concerning” way.

In a speech at the American Bar Association luncheon in Washington, the FBI director said the agency is attempting to prevent an attack on U.S. soil via terrorist groups such as ISIS-K, or Islamic State Khorasan.

“Foreign terrorists, including ISIS, al-Qaeda, and their adherents, have renewed calls for attacks against Jewish communities here in the United States and across the West in statements and propaganda,” Mr. Wray said at the event Tuesday. He then made reference to a terrorist attack claimed by ISIS in Moscow, Russia, that left more than 140 people dead.

Webmaster addition: Getting ready for another false-flag event?

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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