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The European Union (EU) is looking for lithium to power its transition away from fossil fuels and help it compete in the global race for clean technology. Over the past three yearsm the bloc has been on a self-styled "raw material diplomacy" mission, inking resource deals with 13 countries including Canada, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Rwanda, Argentina and Namibia. Now, the EU has a new name to add to the list: Serbia

The Balkan country is more often at odds with the EU than on the same page. It’s kept close ties with Russia and China, and resisted Brussels’ longstanding expectation that aspirant EU members like Serbia replicate EU sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine

But on Friday when Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stood side-by-side with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic to announce a new "strategic partnership" covering raw materials, battery supply chains and electric vehicles, those foreign policy differences were swiftly swept aside. 

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, ECONOMY, ENERGY, EUROPE
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The US has been Israel's foremost arms supplier for decades. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 99% of arms imports for Israel between 2019 and 2023 came from the US (69%) and Germany (30%).

Before Hamas-led attack in Israel on October 7, 2023, Washington was exporting arms worth an average of $3 billion (€2.76 billion) per year to Israel. In absolute terms, however, Israel imports fewer arms from the US than other countries in the region.

Over the past five years, Israel has received 3.6% of US arms exports, while15% have gone to Saudi Arabia, 8.2% to Qatar and 4.5% to Kuwait.

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Crowdstrike was hired by the US Democratic National Committee to investigate the theft of data from its servers in 2016. Published by WikiLeaks, the data revealed that the DNC had rigged the Democratic primary against Bernie Sanders, and that Hillary Clinton had effectively paid to control the committee.

Crowdstrike concluded that Russia was behind the breach, with Henry testifying to Congress that the company “saw activity that we believed was consistent with activity we’d seen previously and had associated with the Russian government.”

Henry’s assessment bolstered the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment, in which US spy agencies determined that Russia “exfiltrated large volumes of data from the DNC.” This document in turn was used to justify Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

However, the full transcript of Henry’s testimony was not declassified until 2020. In the complete transcript, Henry told lawmakers that his company had “no evidence that [any files] were actually exfiltrated” from the DNC’s servers, and that there was only “circumstantial evidence” and “indicators that that data was exfiltrated.”

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suggested in 2016 that a DNC staffer named Seth Rich – who died in suspicious circumstances after the apparent breach – was the source of the leak. Former NSA official and whistleblower William Binney argued in 2017 that all available evidence pointed to the leak being the work of a disgruntled DNC insider.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Silent layoffs involve offering severance packages to employees but asking them to keep the details of their exit confidential. Quiet firing, on the other hand, involves making a role less appealing or creating a hostile work environment to encourage employees to quit voluntarily.
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A simple overview explaining why this software update was fundamentally flawed. Any test by Crowdstrike would have shown this patch had a 100% failure rate.
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The idiots that implemented our cloud-based voter registration and poll-book systems have created a HUGE abuse vector in our election ecosystem and I’d be shocked if those election systems weren’t also affected by this. And there is nothing that can prevent their being another accidental (or intentional) abuse! Have you considered that this may just be cover for an election hack just prior to/during an election? It would be perfect cover.
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Millions of workers haven't received their direct deposit payments in the wake of the Crowdstrike outage. Companies were affected after Crowdstrike pushed a software update on Friday.
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This video makes a good point I haven't heard elsewhere. This update of Crowdstrike Falcon has a 100% failure rate - any and all tests of it would result in a BSOD. This being the case why was this patch released? Did Crowdstrike forget to test it, or did they intend to cause chaos?
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Millions of people across Australia have been affected by a devastating computer outage affecting multiple large businesses, including banks, retailers, telcos and media outlets. Millions of people across Australia have been affected by a massive Microsoft outage that is causing chaos across multiple businesses
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X and SpaceX headquarters heading to Texas after "final straw" for Elon Musk. AG Rob Bonta told school districts to ignore "reasoning" of gender-identity injunction and "several" deputies told defendant not to apply it beyond plaintiff teachers, updated suit says.
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In the second quarter of 2024, these two banks reported a combined loss of $3.5 billion in bad debts. Specifically, JP Morgan Chase’s net charge-offs reached $2.2 billion, an $800 million increase from the same period last year, while Wells Fargo’s net charge-offs surged to $1.3 billion, up from $764 million in Q2 of 2023.
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Guest post by Raven Harrison, Founder and President of Restore Our American Republic (R.O.A.R.), author of the book “Raven’s Mantle: Fighting the Betrayal of America”, host of the podcast “Raven’s Radar” and featured in the documentary “Ravenous: Fighting the Betrayal of America”:
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Biden’s campaign is desperately lashing out at reporters as Joe Biden convalesces at his Rehoboth Beach house.
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Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday demanding answers on the attempted assassination attack on President Trump at his rally in Pennsylvania last weekend.
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Republicans are hesitantly optimistic about election reform in Arizona following a decision by the 9th Circuit Court that requires officials to verify voters’ proof of Citizenship when registering to vote with the state.
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Is reality finally setting in for the Biden Crime Family about Dementia Joe’s deteriorating political prospects?
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According to a DOJ press release on Thursday, the United States Government has filed an explosive lawsuit against Southwest Key Programs, the largest housing contractor for unaccompanied migrant children, over heinous sexual assault allegations.
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According to the BBC, a police car was flipped, and a bus was set on fire by rioters who took to the streets in response to an incident involving child protection workers removing children from their homes.
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From the courthouse in Denver, CO on a First Amendment election-related case involving a grassroots organization that was being sued by a consortium of non-governmental organizations, some of which have been waging lawfare against former President Donald J. Trump recently.
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One of the largest healthcare systems in America has canceled all non-urgent visits, procedures, and surgeries due to a computer outage linked to cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike.
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MSNBC, covering the Republican National Convention just as other television networks, apparently decided that showing the moving tribute to the Gold Star families who lost their children at Abbey Gate in Joe Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal was not worth showing.
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New videos that appear to show Georgia 2020 election workers re-scanning the same ballots in different voting machines have been released at a press conference moderated by award-winning journalist Lara Logan and sponsored by the online news site, Gateway Pundit.  

Gateway Pundit co-founders and brothers Jim and Joe Hoft, alongside their attorney David Clements called on the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to launch an investigation. 

One video appears to show a Georgia election worker loading the same ballots into a machine three times.  

Another video appears to show a supervisor scanning ballots that had already been scanned, or counted, by Ruby Freeman at a different machine. 

The news publication has been accused in multiple defamation suits for questioning what it, along with several witnesses, called election irregularities in Georgia during the 2020 presidential election.  

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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