"All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable." -- Henry David Thoreau (1942). "Civil Disobedience"

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This week has seen statements and reports indicating the US military constructed humanitarian pier on Gaza's coast is expected to be complete by some point this weekend

But the $320 million project has hit another snag, as the Pentagon has said its soldiers and engineers were forced to "temporarily pause" the offshore assembly of the floating pier due to bad sea conditions in the eastern Mediterranean. So a finish date by this weekend appears unrealistic at this point, based on the Friday announcement.

US Navy personnel construct a ‘Joint Logistics Over-the Shore’ temporary pier. Image: CENTCOM via Reuters

"The partially built pier and military vessels involved in its construction have moved to the Port of Ashdod, where assembly will continue, and will be completed prior to the emplacement of the pier in its intended location when sea states subside," CENTCOM said in a statement. 

So now the US personnel constructing it have moved to Israel. Presumably once the floating pier is completed it will be moved by sea back to the northern Gaza coast in preparation for maritime aid deliveries. 

The pier is expected to allow “the delivery of large quantities of humanitarian aid from ship to shore by truck, with vehicles driving directly off ships and across the temporary pier to a marshaling yard ashore," per the US military statement.

Webmaster addition: I don't think this pier is about humanitarian aid, given it's location next to the massive natural gas deposits.

Tags: ENERGY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Senior military officials in Sana’a have informed MintPress News of ongoing military preparations by the US, UK, and Saudi-led Coalition over the past two weeks. According to these sources, there are plans to initiate a significant aerial assault on the Yemeni mainland, focusing particularly on coastal regions in the west, as well as areas in the south near the Saudi border. This assault is expected to be accompanied by ground offensives carried out by factions aligned with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

MintPress News sources indicate a probable escalation, coinciding with significant military reinforcements. Notably, squadrons of US F-16 aircraft have been arriving at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia, located less than 200 kilometers from the Yemeni border. Additionally, extensive air transport activities involving weapons and equipment have been observed over the past two weeks, with US cargo planes shuttling to and from military bases in Saudi Arabia and Djibouti.

On April 29, the Aviano Air Base in Italy declared the deployment of F-16 Fighting Falcon jets from its 510th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron to the Middle East. As stated on the Aviano Air Base website, these F-16s are set to undertake a range of missions, including safeguarding civilian vessels in the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf as part of Operation Prosperity Guardian, alongside other crucial force protection and deterrence duties

Sources near the Saudi-led coalition-backed government in Aden revealed to MintPress News that the United States and Britain have ramped up their dialogue with the Ministry of Defense in the Aden administration. This surge comes in response to recent Yemeni activities in the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean.

Tags: MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The Guardian is just interviewing random Jews in publicly places in Israel and finding that they are all obsessed with these campus protests.

This isn’t the most reliable news source, but neither is it the least reliable, and this rings true.

The Guardian:

At the Jerusalem theatre on Thursday night, concertgoers and staff expressed a mixture of anger, sadness and defiance as weeks of pro-Palestinian protests across dozens of US college campuses reached a tumultuous climax 6,000 miles away.

The noisy demonstrations have been closely followed in Israel, reported by major media and discussed by prominent public figures.

Idan Degani, a security guard at the theatre, said many in Israel viewed the protests with confusion and anxiety, seeing them as an attack on the country and not just its government.

Your government is saying it’s an attack on all Jews in the world, actually.

But yeah, if 90+% of Israelis support the Gaza campaign, it’s definitely an attack on all of those people.

Webmaster addition: When Israel does hateful things, you get hated. Simple as that.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, IRAQ, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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On Wednesday, May 1, 2024 the House of Representatives passed the “Antisemitism Awareness Act.” The bill deems a long list of ideas about history, philosophy, religion, sociology, and current events (many of them at least roughly accurate and truthful) as illegal under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. By adopting the ludicrous International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism as the law of the land, the House effectively revoked the First Amendment.

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Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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From the Wall Street Journal:

Drunken-Driving Deaths Are Up. Why Are DUI Arrests Down?

About 13,500 people died in alcohol-impairment crashes in 2022, but DUI arrests in recent years have sunk to multidecade lows

By Scott Calvert
May 2, 2024 10:00 am ET

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The House Committee on the Judiciary and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government released a report 3 days ago on May 1, 2024. It is a product of the good work that US Rep. Jim Jordan is doing. Here is the report: https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/republicans-judiciary.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/Censorship-Industrial-Complex-WH-Report_Appendix.pdf

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Amazon were pressured by the Biden marketing team for Big Pharma’s Death Shot to suppress information incompatible with the official narrative.

In other words, to be clear, the Democrat “President” of the United States, his corrupt regime, the whore media, and university medical schools and medical boards beholden to Big Pharma grants and Dr. Fauci at NIH who shares patents with Big Pharma lied and pushed “vaccines” that killed millions of people and destroyed millions of people’s lives.

These criminals have got away with their murders and health injuries.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WHITE HOUSE
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The death of a leading Gaza surgeon has brought renewed attention to the widespread and systematic abuses endured by thousands of Palestinians in Israeli lockup.

Dr. Adnan al-Bursh, the 50-year-old head of orthopedics at Gaza City’s al-Shifa hospital, was killed in Ofer Prison in the West Bank on 19 April, according to the Palestinian Authority. His death was first reported on Thursday after a released detainee said al-Bursh had been tortured and killed.

The Israel Prison Service issued a statement on 19 April saying that a detainee had died in Ofer prison but did not mention the detainee’s name or cause of death. A spokesperson for the prison service later confirmed to media that the statement had referred to al-Bursh.

The surgeon’s body is being held by Israel, four Palestinian human rights groups – Addameer, Al Mezan, Al-Haq and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights – said on Friday.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The Iran-linked Bahraini al-Ashtar Brigades announced on May 4 that it had launched another attack against Israel in support of the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

In a brief statement, the armed group said that it struck a “vital target” in the southernmost Israeli city of Eilat with a drone on May 2.

“We stress that our operations will not stop until the siege and aggression on the resilient Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip are over,” the statement reads.

The group also released video footage showing its fighters preparing then launching a suicide drone in an unidentified desert area.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Since March 1st alone, the relentless march of debt has reached unprecedented heights, with the US piling on a staggering $10 billion in debt per day. The numbers are dizzying: $417 million every hour, $6.9 million every minute, and a jaw-dropping $115,740 every second.

But the madness doesn't stop there. As interest rate cuts become increasingly improbable, the specter of spiraling interest expenses looms large on the horizon. Analysts warn that we could be staring down the barrel of a $1.7 trillion annual interest expense within the span of a single year—a figure that boggles the mind and strains the limits of comprehension.

Tags: ECONOMY
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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas finally admitted that the southern border is in a state of “crisis.”

Mayorkas’ shocking admission occurred during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday when Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA) pressed him on the border.

“Mr. Secretary, you dance around calling the crisis at our southern border not only a humanitarian crisis but a crisis. If you do not see it as that, why are you deploying our federal air marshals or FAMS to the southern border?” Hinson asked.

In response, Mayorkas said, “Congresswoman, I do understand the challenges at the border. I certainly don’t dance around them, as a matter of fact.”

Hinson interrupted him to get a direct answer, saying, “Would you call it at a crisis at the southern border?”

In a shocking admission, Mayorkas responded, “Yes, I would. And as a matter of fact, I work every single day with the men and women in the Department of Homeland Security to only strengthen the security of our southern border, as well as the northern border.”

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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It was a photo that instantly became one of the most infamous in presidential campaign history: The FBI’s snapshot of “Top Secret” documents seized in its unprecedented raid on former President Donald Trump’s office at Mar-a-Lago.

The Mar-a-Lago classified documents photo instantly became a media sensation and kicked off a wave of political prosecutions of the former president.

Special Counsel Jack Smith, who has become the tip of the spear for the Biden administration’s election interference campaign against his campaign rival, finally admitted in a filing before Judge Aileen Cannon that the photo was effectively staged.

Justice reporter Julie Kelly, in a lengthy thread, explained how it is now a documented fact that the so-called Department of Justice staged the photo effectively as a campaign ad against the former president.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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President Joe Biden has established a significant milestone, albeit not a favorable one that he, his administration, or his campaign can take pride in.

As per Gallup, Biden’s current approval rating is at an unprecedentedly low level of 38.7 percent during this stage of a president’s initial term.

This marks the lowest point in the history of the nation since the polling firm began conducting its surveys, as reported by the Washington Times.

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has admitted that the Covid pandemic was a globalist hoax that sought to eliminate cash and force the public to accept central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and digital IDs.

The WEF revealed that the global pandemic was merely a step toward ushering in the organization’s plan for a worldwide “cashless society.”

Interstingly, globalists have revealed that the coming single digital currency will have two tiers.

There will be one CBDC system for the general public to use and another that only global elites, corporations, and politicians will be able to access.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY
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Higher prices, a broken border, raging wars, violent campuses — is this what Joe Biden promised Americans four years ago?

Quite the opposite: In his 2020 convention address, Biden said that he would lead America away from Donald Trump and toward “a different path,” where “together” we would “take this chance to heal, to be reborn, to unite. A path of hope and light.”

Leave aside, for a moment, the garbled metaphors and syrupy language. Consider instead how far away America is from Biden’s gossamer vision. Here is a man who pledged a restoration of national unity and global tranquility if he became president. Not only has he failed to achieve his goals. His very policies put them out of reach. We were promised competence. We got chaos.

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Gregory Pflugfelder had just finished the final class of his career at Columbia. In 28 years at the university, he achieved many accolades as a professor of history who taught a popular course on Japanese monsters – mostly focused on Godzilla and "the role of the monstrous in the cultural imagination."

He didn't know it, but a cultural monster of sorts would soon be at his door.

The next night, on Tuesday, the 64-year-old silver-haired scholar stepped outside his apartment building, located off campus across the street from Columbia. He wanted to record iPhone video of hundreds of police responding to historic student protests against Israel’s war in Gaza. Fifteen minutes later, the NYPD arrested him.

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Canada is literally euthanizing swaths of the population for being mentally ill and poor, mostly because they have to pay for all their medical bills, but they can afford to put up a gay monument?

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The New York Post reported that one of the most violent leaders at the Columbia University riots has a lot of experience as an agitator. He is also the son of millionaire ad executives who happens to live in a $3.4 million Brooklyn brownstone home.

James Carlson, also known as Cody Carlson, is a "longtime anarchist," according to the authorities. He also reportedly has a child with a model and his stepmother is currently dating John Cougar Mellencamp.

Carlson, who has a list of arrests dating back to 2005, is one of three children of advertising executives Richard "Dick" Tarlow and his wife, Sandy Carlson Tarlow, according to the report.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
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Democrats were desperate to ascertain whether Trump had kept a copy of the Crossfire Hurricane binders. Trump believed he had declassified them, but the DOJ maintained they required further review and redactions before release. Three years later, the DOJ still hasn't released them. Knowing that Trump felt entitled to retain a copy, they suspected he and his associates might have done so. The Democrats needed a pretext to reclaim the binders. The White House met with Jay Bratt, one of the original Crossfire Hurricane investigators, around the same time they pressured the GSA to send four to six pallets of Trump’s presidential records from a Virginia warehouse to Mar-a-Lago. This created the perfect opportunity to infiltrate Trump’s private estate and prosecute him for illegally retaining classified documents. Jay Bratt is now Jack Smith's top prosecutor.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Eight Democrat-nominated judges shoved transgender surgery closer to becoming a constitutional right via their decision Monday in a federal appeals court.

No Democrat-nominated judges voted with the six Republican-nominated judges who strenuously denounced the court’s decision, further demonstrating how transgenderism has quickly become a litmus test for ambitious progressives in the Democratic Party.

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House lawmakers on Wednesday shot down a proposal to re-authorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a measure that would allow the FBI to secretly spy on Americans without warrants.

The bill sought to allow intelligence officials to use an FBI database to conduct surveillance of non-U.S. citizens overseas. However, critics argue that the bill does not protect the privacy of U.S. citizens and that the agency can also collect data from U.S. citizens who communicate with non-U.S. targets.

The bill was blocked in a 193-228 vote, with a total of 19 House Republicans voting against it.

Section 702 of FISA is scheduled to expire on April 19, the question of whether it will be reauthorized arose, leading to the vote. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), who backed the measure, has said that lawmakers will “regroup and reformulate another plan” to protect the measure.

Johnson had urged the House to pass the proposal lest another extension of it be passed in the Senate, in which case the House would be forced to sign off on it with very little time to negotiate a new plan.

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