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David M Friedman, former Trump-appointed US Ambassador to Israel, threw a fit Monday on X demanding Americans be imprisoned en masse for "antisemitism." 

Friedman said that President Biden or "whoever tells [him] what to do" needs to "get tough on Jew-hatred" and suggested they launch a "federal" effort to "arrest and prosecute" anti-Semites for "hate crimes." 

Not doing so will lead to the end of the American Empire, Friedman argued. 

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Scientists have discovered a mysterious object at the center of our Milky Way that does not fit the criteria of anything else in the galaxy.

The team found the object emits microwaves, which suggests it contains dust and fast-moving gas that is traveling nearly 112,000 miles per hour from a very small area in the heart of our galaxy.

Astronomers have considered a range of options for what the object could be, from a black hole to a collapsing cloud and evolved star, but found 'its features do not match well with those of any known type of astronomical body.'

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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The human mind compartmentalises, according to psychologists, to avoid distress from having to address morally or cognitively conflicting experiences together.

That seems to be a prerequisite for holding high office in Washington. It was on full display by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken last week as he testified before both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In the House committee, he said the United States was ready to punish more local police and judicial officers for “undermining Hong Kong’s basic autonomy”.

He was, Blinken said, “looking across the board” and “taking necessary actions” including sanctions. He was responding to a question from House committee member Young Kim, and more specifically, to a list of 49 judges, prosecutors and the police chief from Hong Kong that Young and two other congressional colleagues had compiled in their proposed Hong Kong sanctions act for legislation.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, UN, WHITE HOUSE
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The West has forgotten how to listen to alternative points of view and has become hopeless, all Russia's attempts to reach out to it are fruitless, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said at a TASS news conference.

"I think that the West as a geopolitician concept is hopeless, and attempts to reach out, to convey some positions, approaches, assessments, considerations do not yield results," the senior diplomat said in response to a TASS question.

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed at a memorial ceremony for the 1948 Altalena Affair on Tuesday that despite the divisive actions of an “extreme” and “sometimes violent” group of people, Israel would never allow itself to descend into civil war.

Speaking at the Nahalat Yitzhak Cemetery in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu drew a parallel between the anti-government protests raging across Israel for the third consecutive day and the violent confrontation in the early days of the State of Israel between the then-newly formed Israel Defense Forces and the Irgun paramilitary group, which left 16 dead and dozens more wounded.

“There must never be a civil war. It’s a resounding cross-generational message. I hope it also crosses this grass, which separates us from those who are currently shouting,” Netanyahu said, referring to the protesters outside the ceremony. “I want to believe that the lessons of Altalena have been internalized, adopted. Division is weakness, unity is a condition for weakness.”

Tags: ISRAEL, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
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Moshe Yatom, a prominent Israeli psychiatrist who successfully cured the most extreme forms of mental illness throughout a distinguished career, was found dead at his home in Tel Aviv yesterday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A suicide note at his side explained that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been his patient for the last nine years, had “sucked the life right out of me.”

“I can’t take it anymore,” wrote Yatom.

“Robbery is redemption, apartheid is freedom, peace activists are terrorists, murder is self-defense, piracy is legality, Palestinians are Jordanians, annexation is liberation, there’s no end to his contradictions. Freud promised rationality would reign in the instinctual passions, but he never met Bibi Netanyahu. This guy would say Gandhi invented brass knuckles.”

Webmaster addition: Netanyahu doesn't need a psychiatrist; he needs an exorcist!

Tags: ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall could soon supply Ukraine with new mobile air defense systems capable of shooting down Russian drones and missiles, according to the company’s head of Land Systems, Bjorn Bernhard.

In an interview with the German tabloid Bild released on Sunday, Bernhard signaled that the systems, which the German media dubbed ‘Frankenstein tanks,’ are already in the works.

According to the report, the tanks would be a heavily armored version of Rheinmetall’s advanced Skyranger anti-aircraft system grafted onto the hulls of Cold War-era Leopard 1 tanks. They will reportedly be capable of dealing with short-range targets such as drones and artillery fire.

Tags: GERMANY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Just like the executive branch of the Ukrainian government, the Verkhovna Rada, too, is beholden to the US, so there is no one there who will champion Russian President Vladimir Putin’s peace plan for Ukraine, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev told reporters.

"According to my information, there are simply no independent-minded lawmakers at the Verkhovna Rada," the Russian politician said, taking a TASS reporter’s question.

Medvedev says that "it is the United States that governs all processes in Ukraine" and issues instructions to "the incumbent head of state" who he said had lost his legitimacy, only posing as a legitimate president.

At a meeting with senior Russian diplomats on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin put forward new terms for resolving the Ukraine conflict. These include recognizing Crimea and the four new Russian regions as Russian lands, enshrining Ukraine’s non-aligned and non-nuclear status, its demilitarization and denazification as well as lifting all sanctions on Russia.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The Biden administration sent a pair of FBI agents to the home of a nurse who asserted that staff at her hospital were committing Medicaid fraud in order to subject children to illicit “transgender” procedures.

“According to a new whistleblower, doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital [TCH] were willing to falsify medical records and break the law to keep practicing ‘gender-affirming care,’” scholar Christopher Rufo wrote in City Journal Tuesday.

This whistleblower, Rufo noted, is Vanessa Sivadge, “a registered nurse at [TCH] who has worked extensively with the hospital’s ‘transgender’ patients.”

Sivadge told Rufo that TCH, America’s largest children’s hospital, “is illegally billing Medicaid for transgender procedures.”

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Warsaw has run an exercise to test the reliability of emergency water and power supplies in the city’s shelters, the mayor of the Polish capital has said.

Fresh from the LGBTQ parade over the weekend, Rafal Trzaskowski ordered a snap drill of the city’s emergency services on Monday, “just in case.”

“As part of the Warsaw Safety program, we are checking critical infrastructure; yesterday all city services held training exercises at the water supply plant so that we are ready,” Trzaskowski told reporters on Tuesday. “We are preparing water supplies, preparing warehouses in order to store additional equipment, such as generators. We must be prepared for any kind of situation.”

Trzaskowski also shared photos from the exercise on X (formerly Twitter), reassuring Warsawians that “it’s just a drill,” but that the city takes their safety very seriously.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was left exposed on Tuesday when Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu revealed how the former had promised to work day and night to remove the US ban on the supply of deadly weapons to Israel.

A visibly embarrassed Blinken ran away from answering reporters’ questions on the new revelation.

Rifat Jawaid in his analysis says that this is the most explicit evidence to conclude that Blinken and USA simply can’t be trusted as honest brokers of peace in the Middle East.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu faces one of the massive protests in Tel Aviv over his govt’s inability to stop Hezbollah attacks and bring back Oct 7 hostages. Thousands of protesters joined the anti-Netanyahu demonstration including opposition leader Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz, who recently resigned from the Netanyahu Govt. Opposition leader Lapid also accused Netanyahu of stalling so people forget that he is guilty and responsible for the Oct 7 massacre.

Tags: ISRAEL, LEBANON, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Webmaster addition: Israel allowed the attack to happen to justify genocide.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said China must pay a price for allegedly propping up Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, saying Beijing is “fueling” the conflict by supplying microelectronics and other key components to Moscow.

“The reality is that China is fueling the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War II,” Stoltenberg said on Monday in a speech at the Wilson Center in Washington. “At the same time, it wants to maintain good relations with the West. Well, Beijing cannot have it both ways. At some point, unless China changes course, allies need to impose a cost.”

Stoltenberg has repeatedly attacked China since the Ukraine crisis began in February 2022, arguing that Beijing was enabling Russia to fight against Kiev, a “European friend” of NATO. He has made such comments even as NATO states prolonged the conflict by providing hundreds of billions of dollars in economic and military aid to Ukraine.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The EU will try to challenge the US and China strategically, the bloc’s competition chief has suggested, however it may be no economic match for either.

Margrethe Vestager told CNBC on Tuesday that the EU had become “much better” at defending itself against unfair trade practices, and that it will continue looking for ways to compete equitably with its economic partners. 

“The point is to realize we can never outspend China or the US,” Vestager said, pointing out: “We can spend strategically.” 

She cited a €100-billion fund for ten “cutting edge technologies” – including in hydrogen, electric batteries, microelectronics, cloud and health – among the EU’s “strategic” investments that she said have “common European interest.” 

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, ECONOMY, EUROPE, WHITE HOUSE
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The US state of Kansas has initiated legal action against Pfizer over “misleading claims” that the pharmaceutical giant allegedly made regarding its Covid-19 vaccine’s effectiveness and the risks associated with it.

Several manufacturers began developing Covid-19 vaccines in the months after the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared a pandemic in March 2020. Governments across the world subsequently began mandating inoculation. According to federal data, more than 366 million doses of Pfizer’s original coronavirus vaccine were administered in the US alone.

On Monday, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach filed a lawsuit claiming that Pfizer had deliberately hidden evidence linking the vaccine to myocarditis and pregnancy complications.

“Pfizer made multiple misleading statements to deceive the public about its vaccine at a time when Americans needed the truth,” Kobach said in a statement.

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Just when you thought NYC couldn't get any less affordable it does... unless you're rich
Tags: ECONOMY
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Just when you thought NYC couldn't get any less affordable it does... unless you're rich
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The latest French national polls show a final face off between the anti-establishment right and left, and the total decimation of President Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance party. Looks like he may have fooled himself into thinking that dumping all over the political chessboard was a big-brained three-dimensional move. 

In the wake of the anti-establishment National Rally party winning the European elections by a landslide, with more than double the score of Macron’s party, the usual suspects started chewing up the scenery with riots and unrest. All the National Rally needs to do is film it to create a campaign ad for themselves heading into the French national elections that Macron called in a double-or-nothing bet with the French people. Because Macron did that. And it’s the National Rally that has long campaigned on the promise of putting an end to it. 

Tags: FRANCE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The past weeks were marked by unprecedented losses among the mercenaries from Colombia in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since June 10, data on the deaths of more than a dozen Colombian militants, as well as their personal data, have been revealed. These are only those cases that were confirmed by open sources.

The revealed deaths are mainly related to the defeat of the 59th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Ukrainian unit suffered heavy losses in battles in the area of Krasnogorovka in the South Donetsk direction.

Most Colombian mercenaries have been fighting on the Ukrainian front line for less than a month.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Webmaster addition: "Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." -- Leading Nazi leader, Hermann Goering, at the Nuremberg Trials before he was sentenced to death

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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One of Muckraker.com's journalists has taken to X, revealing an upcoming report set to expose the shocking reality behind some of the 85,000 migrant children who vanished under the Biden administration's first term. 

Muckraker wrote on X that one government insider has supplied them with a "list of addresses where some of the 85,000 missing alien children have been delivered under the Biden administration."

In the video, a Muckraker journalist stood outside an abandoned Amityville, New York house. He said this is one of the thousands of addresses the government insider has provided them, adding this home with boarded-up windows allegedly had two migrant children delivered to a sponsor living at the house. 

"Our upcoming report will expose the horrors of the Biden administration's unaccompanied children program," Muckraker wrote on X. 

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WHITE HOUSE
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The Fed has stated clearly now that it needs several more months before it will believe inflation is actually falling again, and this article explains clearly why that is. The two major factors that gave a tiny drop in CPI last week were oil and softening housing price increases, removing earlier pressure. Apart from the decline/softening in those two items, CPI would have risen. Since those were the major items where softening or downward pressures helped the Fed out and gave stock and bond markets a tingle in the seat of their pants, I’m going to lay out what is coming in those prices, and it is not likely good for the Fed’s fight.
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Biotech giant Bayer last week signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Pairwise, a genetic-based food startup, to develop and market its CRISPR-edited mustard greens, modified to be less bitter. Critics say the products haven’t been evaluated for health or environmental risks and could contain toxins or allergens.

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Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Labour blames the Tories for the state of the NHS. The Tories blame striking Leftist doctors. In this Punch and Judy show, neither will admit that the eye-watering waiting lists are because of lockdown, says Alex Kriel.
Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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