"If you want the victims of gun crime to be able to sue the gun makers for damages, then let us also allow the victims of drunk driving accidents to sue the car makers and distilleries as well. While we are at it, revoke the special protection granted to vaccine makers that was passed as part of the Homeland Security Act so that people who are actually harmed by poorly made vaccines can sue the pharmaceutical companies. And, given that at least 90% of these mass shootings were committed by people either on or withdrawing from prescription anti-depressants, the victims of those shootings should be allowed to sue the pharmaceutical companies as well. Let's sue the makers of kitchen cutlery for every stabbing death. Let's sue the makers of sporting equipment for every victim beaten to death with a baseball bat, and tool companies for making the hammers used on bludgeoning deaths as well. The family of everyone who dies by electrocution should be allowed to sue the electric company. The family of everyone who dies in a fall should be allowed to sue the makers of ladders and staircases. The family of everyone who commits suicide by hanging should be allowed to sue the rope companies. " -- Michael Rivero

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"This isn't an honor given to Netanyahu by the US Congress, this is the US Congress obeying the commands of the man who leads the nation that owns the US Congress," commented Scott Ritter, former US Marine Corps intelligence officer, in an interview for Al Mayadeen on Netanyahu's speech at Congress.

Ritter emphasized that "This isn't so much the US Congress inviting the Israeli Prime Minister to speak, but the Israeli prime minister calling in the duties and responsibilities of the Congress that Israel has bought and paid for over the years." He explained that every US presidential candidate "that was backed by the pro-Israeli lobby, AIPAC, won because of the money that was put on the table."

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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by akrainer
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 - 18:39

Just over a week ago today, the most powerful man in the world, US President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID (Covid-19 according to CNN and just Covid according to most other outlets). Who knew that they were still testing the President for the virus that allegedly produced a pandemic five years ago? But how can there be any doubt?

As we have learned over the past few years, the PCR and other tests are very exact and reliable and if they come out positive, that can only mean one thing: the President's got Covid. Covid 19, or whatever. Thankfully, the president has been vaccinated against this terrible disease, otherwise he probably would have tested even more positive and he would have to isolate even harder.

I can hardly help my sarcasm from spilling all over my keyboard: the narrative management politburo must be the most talent-free bunch of apparatchiks ever assembled and their media toadies the most talent-free, supine bunch of stenographers ever recruited. As a result, the news today read like the inmates have taken full control of the asylum.

Are they planning to put Joe to sleep?

I can understand that they wanted to remove Biden from the limelight to interrupt his series of spectacular gaffes. I can even understand that some might want to remove him from the scenes altogether and some day announce how sad it is that Mr. President succumbed to the terrible disease.

That could give quite a PR boost to the DNC. Imagine: suddenly, we'd have an outpouring of sympathy for the man... The state funeral would be such a solemn, sobering event, it would absorb the nation’s and the world’s attention for days, maybe weeks during which everyone could pretend that criticizing the late President would is utterly distasteful and un-American. 

The party could now call for the nation to come together during this sad and difficult moment, bla, bla, bla… Hugs and unity would flood all over the place and the DNC could all play the good guys like it’s 1999.

They’ve done it all before…

But who would actually think up such a monstrous scheme? Last August, I wrote an article titled, "The Death of George V in 1936 and why it still matters?George V, the monarch of Great Britain was unceremoniously put to sleep once his existence had become inconvenient for the powers behind the throne. This is no longer a conspiracy theory: we know that for a fact.

But surely, such a thing couldn't possibly happen in this day and age in our precious liberal democracies, all bursting at the seams with the rule of law, tolerance, freedom, democracy, human rights, free press, and all things good and decent? That would be unthinkable! It would imply that the most powerful man in the world is merely a pawn in some hidden power network's schemes. It would mean that our precious democracy is  a sham from start to finish and that we are only voting for political puppets. That just can't be, so we can dismiss such silly conspiracies straight away.

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ICJ Says Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territories Unlawful 'Must End Presence'   Haaretz July 19 2024

Global Court SaysIsrael’s Occupation of Territories Violates International Law  NYT  July 19 2024

"All of that means BDS [boycott, divestment and sanctions]! is Urgent, immediate BDS by all states and UN bodies. It cannot be interpreted in any other way in my view." Prominent UK human rights lawyer Daniel Machover breaks down the ICJ ruling on the nature of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and the duties which now fall on third party states to comply with the ruling."   "Urgent State-Led BDS, Now" ICJ Rules Israel is anILLEGAL POWER   

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed the wealthy American pro-Palestinian protestors who stand against the nation's fight with terror group Hamas. 

The Israeli prime minister, who started and finished his address to Congress on Wednesday with standing ovations, also praised the assistance from the U.S.

However, he didn't hold back when pointing out the contradictions of the anti-Israel rioters who set up physical camps across college campuses in protest of Israel's actions. Many of these protestors have resorted to anti-Semitic tropes and targeted Jewish students.

'Some of these protesters hold up signs proclaiming 'Gays for Gaza', he said to loud applause.

'They might as well hold up signs saying 'Chickens for KFC,' he continued, receiving laughs from the audience. 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Authored by Ian Miller via The Brownstone Institute,

The response to the Covid-19 pandemic revealed many concerning aspects of how government functions and how committed individuals and institutions are to maintaining their preferred narratives.

Truth, data, science, evidence…apparently none of those matter relative to the importance of ensuring the public complies with their desired behavior. Perhaps no single individual has been a better representation of the symbiotic relationship between government officials and media members, as well as their ceaseless commitment to ideological priorities, than Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Fauci’s NIAID and its parent organization, the National Institutes of Health, have been two of the most prolific spreaders of ideologically motivated misinformation ever during the pandemic. But Fauci is no longer part of NIH, having departed for the considerable financial rewards available from the private sector. 

So as a result of his timely exit, we must finally be witnessing improvements regarding government studies and communication, right? Right?

Not exactly.

Government Covid Misinformation Continues Unabated

A triumphant, breathless press release from the National Institutes of Health was just released in the past week covering a new study that claimed a horrifying new conclusion.

Contracting Covid-19 once is bad, but God forbid you experience two bouts of the virus…It’s terrifying. 

That’s their claim resulting from utilizing massive volumes of “health data” on over 200,000 Americans who they believe had Covid at least once over a two-and-a-half-year period from 2020-2022.

“Those individuals were originally infected between March 1, 2020-Dec. 31, 2022, and experienced a second infection by March 2023. Most participants (203,735) had Covid-19 twice, but a small number (478) had it three times or more,” the study says.

The conclusion, is at first glance, concerning. 

“Using health data from almost 213,000 Americans who experienced reinfections, researchers have found that severe infections from the virus that causes COVID-19 tend to foreshadow similar severity of infection the next time a person contracts the disease. Additionally, scientists discovered that long COVID was more likely to occur after a first infection compared to a reinfection,” the NIH summary claims.

That sounds pretty bad. If you get infected a second time, you’re likely to experience a severe case of Covid. Right?

Except that is a completely inaccurate conclusion based on the limited data presented.

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In March 2020, all the major Democratic primary candidates abruptly, mysteriously, and in near unison withdrew from the presidential race, ceding the nomination to Joe Biden.

Yet Biden had lost the first three races in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada—and only won his first victory in South Carolina.

Suddenly, on the eve of the Super Tuesday mega-primaries, the candidacies of front-runner Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and others simply evaporated.

The fear of a front-runner Sanders’ socialist victory and nomination—and thus an enviable landslide loss to incumbent Donald Trump in the general election—had prompted the donor class and shadowy political insiders to act.

And they did so by choosing a perceived moderate, old Joe Biden from Scranton. That required the coerced departures of all his far-left rivals, who had hitherto performed much better than Biden in the primaries.

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In 2024, the median salary for the typical American home buyer has risen to $104,339 - up from $88,000 just two years prior.

Despite record-high home prices, housing demand continues to outpace supply, even with mortgage rates at their highest in over a decade. As one bright spot, housing inventory is steadily increasing, with the number of homes for sale up almost 19% in May compared to the previous year. This growth in inventory could help ease the cost of home ownership looking ahead.

This graphic, via Visual Capitalist's Dorothy Nuefeld, shows the salary needed to buy a home across the 50 largest U.S. metropolitans in 2024, based on data from Home Sweet Home.

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According to POLITICO’s Olivia Beavers, Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) has introduced articles of impeachment against Kamala Harris.

GOP Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) just introduced articles of impeachment against VP Kamala Harris for high crimes and misdemeanors,” Beavers wrote.

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Over 60 diseases can be predicted just by looking at proteins in the blood, a study published Monday finds.

  These proteins provided more accurate predictions for 52 out of 67 diseases than current clinical tests.

Measuring one protein for a specific reason, such as troponin to diagnose a heart attack, is standard clinical practice. We are extremely excited about the opportunity to identify new markers for screening and diagnosis from the thousands of proteins circulating and now measurable in human blood,” lead author professor Claudia Langenberg, director of the Precision Healthcare University Research Institute at Queen Mary University of London, said in a press release.

Postdoctoral researcher Julia Carrasco-Zanini-Sanchez, who is also the study’s first author, told The Epoch Times that the study was prompted by her team’s prior research on a disease related to impaired glucose control.

“[The condition] is basically a form of prediabetes that you can only detect when you do what’s called an oral glucose tolerance test, but not through HBA1c (blood glucose testing) or fasting glucose testing,” she said.

“We started working with proteomics (large-scale study of proteins) to try to develop a test ... to predict the outcome of this oral glucose tolerance test without having to perform it because it’s routinely not done in clinical practice.”

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Republicans slammed Joe Biden's address explaining why he decided to cancel his reelection bid, saying the president should have given up the position much sooner since he 'hasn't been running the show.'

President Biden addressed the nation from the Oval Office Wednesday evening to explain his rationale for suddenly dropping out of the presidential race on Sunday after weeks of pressure from Democratic allies like Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. 

His speech was the first direct address to the American people he has delivered since dropping out of the 2024 election and since being diagnosed with COVID one week ago. 

During the address, he said he believed 'fresh voices' and 'younger voices' are better suited to run the country, address its many concerns and coalesce the country around a capable candidate. 

Republicans, meanwhile, called the speech a cop out, with Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., saying 'It's very evident to me that he hasn't been running the show for quite some time.'

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President Joe Biden mumbled his way through an 11-minute farewell address to the nation and claimed he could have served another four years if he wanted to.

Biden, 81, spoke quietly, at times haltingly, and his voice was scratchy as he explained his stunning decision not to seek reelection.

The President said he had chosen to 'pass the torch' to Vice President Kamala Harris because it was time for 'younger voices' and he believed that would 'unite' the country and 'save' democracy.

Biden looked intently into the camera during the primetime address for which he was seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.

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Two Russian and two Chinese bombers have been intercepted while flying close to American airspace.

American and Canadian fighter jets were scrambled to see off the incoming planes hours before Joe Biden addressed the nation about his presidency.

The Russian TU-95 'Bear' turboprop strategic bombers and Chinese H-6 jet bombers were spotted by North American Aerospace Defense Command.

NORAD detected and tracked the aircraft as they entered the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone on Wednesday, the command said.

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Authored by Connor Freeman via The Libertarian Institute,

As NATO escalates its proxy war in Ukraine and inches closer to fighting directly with Russia, the Washington-led bloc is embracing mandatory military service. Many European members of NATO have expanded or reintroduced conscription as part of large-scale preparations for such a war, CNN reports. Already outpaced in terms of military industrial capacity by Russia, the alliance’s new battleplans will see an attempt to beef up weapons production and form 35-50 brigades of 3,000-7,000 battle ready troops.

Outgoing NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has insisted, “Today, we have 500,000 troops on high readiness, combat-ready battlegroups in the eastern part of the Alliance for the first time.” But the bloc is struggling to meet its goals of assembling 300,000 soldiers prepared to be activated within a month and another half a million in six months. There is also a question of whether the bloc can filed a military fit for a protracted war akin to the Ukraine conflict.

Following the end of the Cold War, several European states ceased conscripting their citizens. Although increasing numbers of NATO member countries have resorted to the draconian practice during recent years, especially in the Baltics and Scandinavia. Roughly a third of the NATO alliance practices some form of compulsory military service.

This year, for the first time since it was abolished in 2006, Latvia reimplemented its draft. Male citizens are subject to conscription within a year of turning 18 years old. Additionally, Norway has unveiled a long-term plan to increase its ranks of mandatorily conscripted troops, employees, and reservists by 20,000 as well as double the military budget. In 2015, Oslo became the first NATO government to establish a gender-neutral draft.

Lithuania brought back mandatory military service in 2015, each year drafting 3,500 to 4,000 men between the ages of 18-26 for a nine-month period. Although the Finnish Defense Forces employ only 13,000 people during peacetime, Helsinki claims it has the ability to activate over 900,000 reservists with 280,000 combat-ready troops. Sweden conscripts both men and women, Stockholm drafted 7,000 its citizens and the military expects to conscript 8,000 next year. The Swedes have had conscription since 1901.

Claire's Observations:  Of course, not to be outdone in this area, the US government has just initiated a "Back Door Draft", requiring ALL able-bodied men to be available for conscription, courtesy of the last "Omnibus Military Spending Bill passed in Congress on 15  June, 2024:  https://reason.com/2024/06/15/house-passes-bill-to-automatically-register-young-men-for-the-draft/

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For the umpteenth time, President Joe Biden has shown America that he's no longer fit to serve.

Not that you'd know it from the glowing coverage of his all-too-brief primetime address on Wednesday night, slurring and audibly gulping his way through the most consequential and historic speech of his political career.

'When you elected me… I promised to always level with you,' Biden said from the Oval Office. 'To tell you the truth.'

The truth?

This is a president who has spent the last four years lying about his physical health and cognitive fitness.

A president who terrified the world with his debate performance against former president Donald Trump in June.

A president who had to be pushed to stand down — and, when he finally did, released a typewritten letter with a digital signature. It didn't even have an official letterhead, or an accompanying photo or video.

But sure, let's have the sitting US president, a proven liar who had to be shoved out the door by Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi, lecture us on honesty, democracy, and the indispensable need for integrity.

A president who, as the Mail exclusively reported, had to be rushed back on a supersonic Air Force One flight to Delaware last week because he was so sick.

Webmaster addition: As a side not, the 747 cannot fly supersonic.

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Authored by Andrew Korybko via Substack,

Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko, who’s emerged as one of Zelensky’s top rivals over the past year, speculated in an interview with Italy’s Corriere Della Serra over the weekend that the Ukrainian leader might agree to territorial compromises with Russia. In his words, “Will he…consider a territorial compromise with Putin?...Zelensky will probably have to resort to a referendum. I don't think he can reach such painful and important agreements on his own without popular legitimacy.”

Klitschko also echoed Atlantic Council senior fellow Adrian Karatnycky’s demand from mid-December for Zelensky to create a “government of national unity” by suggesting that this could help disperse responsibility for unpopular decisions like mobilization and thus ease their implementation. His interview couldn’t have been more perfectly timed since it coincided with the signals that Ukraine sent over the past week about its newfound semi-seriousness in reviving peace talks with Russia as explained here.

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Doctors who watched Joe Biden 's address to the nation tonight have revealed the subtle clues about the president's health.

They pointed out that the speech was relatively short - coming in at just 11 minutes - and that Biden read exclusively from a teleprompter, making it difficult to make a definitive assessment of his mental and physical well-being.

However, Virginia neurologist Dr W Chris Winter picked up on the 81-year-old's low blink rate.

'I was counting the blink rate of all the ABC correspondents and guests before [the address] and they ranged from 30 to 60 per minute,' he told DailyMail.com.

He said the president blinked fewer than 10 times per minute on average, well below the average of 15 to 20 that most people experience. 

'Low blink rate can be a sign of Parkinson's Disease... an earlier sign of the disease,' Dr Winter added.

Many medical experts have previously suggested Biden's apparent cognitive decline could be due to his suffering from an early form of the condition, especially after it emerged a Parkinson's doctor regularly visited the White House during Biden's tenure.

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Ancient carvings featuring the faces of Tutankhamun's grandfather and other ancient Egyptian pharaohs have been rediscovered.

Archaeologists found the giant stone slabs at the bottom of the Nile River while searching for artifacts lost in a flood in city of Aswan in the 1970s. 

The slabs included hieroglyphic inscriptions about the kings' achievements, including King Amenhotep III, also known as Amenhotep the Magnificent and ancestor of King Tut.

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by Tyler Durden

Democrat donation platform ActBlue has been accused of a engaging in a "MASSIVE money laundering operation," by which contributions from large donors are being funneled through hundreds of thousands of small donations made in the name of people who have no clue they've donated.

Addition by Tony Seruga on X:  "I’m told Harris campaign is already using ActBlue money laundering scheme, $20 million from Johann Georg Wyss known as Hansjörg Wyss, born 19 September 1935, a Swiss billionaire, and was broken down into over 1,600,000 donations across 400,000 donors. Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!"

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, and yet,  there, you have it!!  Money laundering already started, courtesy of the  the DNC!!!!!

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The FBI's director has cast doubt on whether Donald Trump was struck by a bullet during the attempt on his life at a Pennsylvania political rally.

Christopher Wray was updating Congress about the assassination attempt on Trump in Butler on Wednesday when he made the explosive statement.

'With respect to former President Trump, there’s some question about whether or not it’s a bullet or shrapnel that hit his ear,' Wray said.

'I don't know right now whether that bullet, in addition to causing the grazing, could have landed somewhere else.' 

Webmaster addition: The Deep State is desperate to trivialize Trump's wound, but the severity of the wound is not the issue. That it exists at all is the important point!

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday denied there was a 'coverup' of President Joe Biden's declining health and mental capabilities.

Biden's top spokesperson was grilled repeatedly about Biden's apparent change of heart when it came to a second term and denied his health had anything to do with the decision.

During her press briefing - the first since Biden's historic decision to step down as the Democratic nominee - Fox News' Peter Doocy asked her: 'It would seem that people in this White House knew that President Biden was slipping and it was hidden from the American people - so who ordered White House officials to coverup a declining president?'

'There's been no coverup,' she replied.

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Donald Trump demanded FBI Director Christopher Wray be fired for refusing to say he saw cognitive decline in President Biden before he dropped out of the running for 2024.

'I watched the Congressional Hearing today as Christopher Wray was asked the question whether or not he noticed any Cognitive Degeneration in his many conversations with Crooked Joe Biden,' Trump wrote on Truth Social Wednesday as Wray was testifying before Congress about his near-assassination. 

'Wray should resign immediately from the FBI, and stop 'sweet talking' Congress every time he goes up, which he loves to do, because anybody can see that Joe Biden is cognitively and physically challenged, and if you can't see that, you sure as hell can't be running the FBI - Unless, that is, you want to illegally lead the Raid on Mar-a-Lago. Wray has to resign, and NOW, for LYING TO CONGRESS!' 

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On Wednesday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detected Russian and Chinese military aircraft in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ.) American and Canadian fighter aircraft intercepted the aircraft

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