New York billionaire and refiner John Catsimatidis, who owns hundreds of gas stations, blasted President Joe Biden’s pinning the blame on high prices at the pump on gas station owners, arguing there’s only one solution for inflation - boosting production of crude.

Catsimatidis made the remarks in an interview on Fox News on June 24, after being asked to comment on Biden’s call to gas station owners to “bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you are paying for the product.”

“Do it now. Do it today. Your customers, the American people, they need relief now,” Biden said at a White House press conference on June 23, in which the president called for a federal gas tax holiday, urged oil companies to use their profits to boost refining capacity, and leaned on gas station owners to pass along lower crude oil prices by lowering prices at the pump.

‘Ridiculous to Put It on Us’

Catsimatidis reacted to Biden’s remarks by defending gas station owners, arguing that they’ve been “making the same margin that we’ve been making forever” as they have to cover payroll and pay rent, electricity bills, and other operating expenses.

While the margin gas station owners make fluctuates several cents one way or the other, Catsimatidis said it’s “ridiculous to put it on us. We’re not the ones that created the problem.”

Posted on: Jul 05 12:28

Some of the same Soros-funded prosecutors accused of going easy on criminals are now refusing to enforce the state abortion laws taking effect after the fall of Roe v. Wade.

Ninety left-tilting attorneys general and district attorneys have signed a joint statement pledging not to pursue criminal charges for violations of abortion statutes, including at least 20 recipients of campaign support from Democratic megadonor George Soros.

“Not all of us agree on a personal or moral level on the issue of abortion,” reads the statement. “But we stand together in our firm belief that prosecutors have a responsibility to refrain from using limited criminal legal system resources to criminalize personal medical decisions.”

The prosecutors come from 29 states, one territory and the District of Columbia. They represent a total of 91.5 million constituents, including 28.5 million in 12 states “where abortion is now banned or likely to be banned,” said Fair and Just Prosecution, which organized the statement.

Posted on: Jul 05 12:27

An award-winning Australian musician who was left partially paralysed claims he was told privately by five different doctors that it was almost certainly a reaction to the Moderna vaccine but they would not put it in writing out of fear of being deregistered.

Tyson Illingworth, aka tyDi, who shot to fame at age 17 after being signed by Armin van Buuren’s Armada label, says he is still in constant pain and taking daily medications and injections, more than six months after being hospitalised and going through rehab to “learn to use my hands and feet again”.

The 35-year-old was forced to take six months off touring and says his “life was torn apart emotionally”, both by his injury and the alleged refusal of doctors to officially acknowledge what they told him in private.

“I was in hospital for quite some time doing rehab, learning to use my hands and feet again, walking between traffic cones,” he told

“I understand rare side effects might happen – I was unlucky. But why have five different doctors all said to me, ‘I know what this is, it’s a vaccine reaction, there’s no other explanation, but I can’t say anything because I’ll get deregistered’?”

Posted on: Jul 05 12:23

Former New York Gov. David Paterson, a Democrat, blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., this week, saying the congresswoman doesn't hold much influence within the Democratic Party, after AOC-endorsed state Assembly candidates lost to establishment Democrats in the New York primaries.

"AOC are just three letters in the alphabet," Paterson said in an interview on WABC radio's "CATS Roundtable," which ran Sunday, while adding that Ocasio-Cortez is a "phantom of the media."

Host John Catsimatidis pressed Paterson about the impact of far-left progressives in the Democratic Party, and if Ocasio-Cortez has the power to shape its future — now that state Assembly hopefuls Samy Nemir Olivares, Keron Alleyne, Illapa Sairitupac and Vanessa Agudelo, among others, have all lost to establishment Democrats.

Catsimatidis then asked if the defeats signaled "the rise and fall of AOC," to which Paterson sarcastically replied, "I don't know if there ever was a rise, John."

Posted on: Jul 05 12:09

Russia says its soldiers recently released as part of a prisoner swap with Ukraine were "beaten" and "tortured with electricity in captivity."

The Russian Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, said in a statement on Tuesday that it was "verifying facts of inhuman treatment of Russia soldier prisoners in Ukraine."

Moscow and Kiev exchanged 144 prisoners of war each last week.

The investigative committee said the freed Russian soldiers had told investigators about "the violence they had suffered."

One of the soldiers, according to the Russian statement, said Ukrainian medics had treated him without applying anesthetics and that he was "beaten, tortured with electricity in captivity." He said he was left without food and water for days.

Another Russian soldier said he was badly beaten and had his wound irritated by Ukrainian medics.

The Russian committee said the testimonies of the freed soldiers were examples of "violations of the Geneva Convention on prisoners of war."

Posted on: Jul 05 12:06
By: orraz
Posted on: Jul 05 12:06

More than 10,000 flights were delayed and nearly 1,000 were canceled total this holiday weekend.

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Posted on: Jul 05 12:00

 With tensions rising over Iran’s nuclear program and Tehran’s arming of Houthi rebels in Yemen, the U.S. Navy said individuals who voluntarily leak intel to sailors for counterterrorism operations and illicit shipments in the Middle East could receive up to $100,000 payout in a new rewards program.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:59

 A former production coordinator at Universal Music Enterprises was fired after skipping on job responsibilities to bemoan the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:58

Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, who serves as the vice-chair of the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee, and her star witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, are still facing serious questions following testimony last week.

Hutchinson, a former aide to ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testified before the committee during a special hearing on Tuesday and many of her allegations against former President Donald Trump have been refuted as being outright lies.

At the hearing, Cheney displayed a handwritten note that Hutchinson testified she wrote after Meadows handed her a note card and pen to take his dictation, according to ABC News.

Eric Herschmann, a former Trump White House lawyer, claims the note was written by him.

Hutchinson, testifying about the note, said, “That’s a note that I wrote at the direction of the chief of staff on Jan. 6, likely around 3 o’clock.”

“And it’s written on the chief of staff note card, but that’s your handwriting, Ms. Hutchinson?” Cheney then asked.

“That’s my handwriting,” Hutchinson answered.

A spokesperson for Herschmann told ABC News, “The handwritten note that Cassidy Hutchinson testified was written by her was in fact written by Eric Herschmann on Jan. 6, 2021. All sources with direct knowledge and law enforcement have and will confirm that it was written by Mr. Herschmann.”

Posted on: Jul 05 11:57

As we celebrate America's founding on this 4th of July, mired in inflation that's simply 'not his fault,' President Joe Biden also marks a special occasion - his lowest job approval ratings, ever - all while American pride hits a new low.

According to a new CIVIQS rolling job-approval pollBiden's job approval has plummeted to 30% - with 57% flatly disapproving of the job he's doing.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:56

The world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, is back in action after a three year break for maintenance and an upgrade with more energy, higher intensity beams and greater precision. 

The LHC at CERN, outside of Geneva, is set to run 24/7 for nearly four years at a record energy of 13.6 trillion electronvolts. The upgrades should give LHC tools greater precision and allow for more particle collisions, brighter light and more discovery about particles in quantum field theory. 

CERN used the LHC to discover the Higgs boson on July 4, 2012, before its first long shutdown. Back then, under LHC "Run 1", the LHC was operating at 3.5 trillion electronvolts (TeVs). Run 2 occurred between 2015 and 2018 with proton beams colliding 13 TeVs before the second long shutdown. Now it's time for Run 3 at 13.6 TeVs or 6.8 TeV per beam.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:52

The war in Ukraine is clearly progressing in Russia's favor. That is why I am appalled by the incompetent descriptions in 'western' media of past and current operations in that war.

When I was in the military my tank battalion was expected to operate on a generally five kilometer (3 miles) wide frontline. That was of course just a rule of thumb depending on the terrain and other circumstances. But we can expect that a Russian Battalion Tactical Group (BTC) has similar abilities of frontline coverage.

Russia needed some 25 BTCs to cover the frontline on June 21. It now needs only 5 BTC to cover the current line. There were and now are of course additional reserve troops and some BTC are rotated out as rested ones come in just as Russia's president has ordered them to do:

Shoigu told Putin that “the operation” was completed Sunday after Russian troops overran the city of Lysychansk, the last stronghold of Ukrainian forces in Luhansk.

Putin, in turn, said that the military units “that took part in active hostilities and achieved success, victory” in Luhansk “should rest, increase their combat capabilities.”

In a week or two those BTCs which now rest and resupply will be back. They will create a new cauldron around Siversk and maybe Bakhmut, decimate the Ukrainian forces within it to then capture the whole area.

Despite this obvious path to progress for the Russian side the Associate Press headlines:

Posted on: Jul 05 11:51

Denmark has some of the most stringent gun controls in the world, yet numerous people were shot and some killed Sunday at the Field’s shopping mall in Copenhagen.

Danish police confirmed multiple people were shot at the mall and that “several” have been killed, Breitbart News reported.

Police inspector Søren Thomassen said, “We know that there are several dead…[and] several injured,” according to the Associated Press.

The University of Sydney’s categorizes Denmark’s gun control as “restrictive,” and they note that “the right to gun ownership is not guaranteed by law.”

Posted on: Jul 05 11:49

BlazeTV host Dave Rubin was suspended from Twitter on Tuesday after he complained about Dr. Jordan Peterson's suspension for a tweet about transgender actor Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page.

In an Instagram post, Rubin revealed that he had been placed in Twitter jail "for posting a screenshot of Jordan Peterson's tweet which got he himself suspended."

"While it is unclear how I broke their terms of service, it is clear that they are breaking their fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders by letting a bunch of Woke activists run the company," Rubin wrote.

"I hope Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter goes through so he can blow up their servers and humanity can move past this pervasive, twisted, self-imposed mental institution," he added.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:49

Arecent, high-level hire at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy defended a controversial gay prostitution website with a track record of allowing children to be promoted for sexual services on the platform, The National Pulse can reveal.

The revelations, from unearthed op-ed, follow The National Pulse exposé of appointee Samuel Brinton’s past as a drag queen, LGBTQ+ activist who has “lectured” on kink at college campuses and participated in interviews about fetish roleplay.

In an article published on September 15th on the pro-LGBT+ website Advocate, Biden’s latest top nuclear hire dives into a defense of the “” website, which shuttered following an August 2015 illegal prostitution raid. “Rentboy” is a colloquial term for young men who have sex with older men in exchange for money, often under dubious circumstances.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:48

A federal judge has upheld several parts of a voter integrity law that was passed in Georgia.

Judge J.P. Boulee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia upheld the parts of Georgia’s Election Integrity Law challenged by an organization that sends prospective voters prefilled absentee ballot applications.

VoteAmerica sued Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to strike down portions of the bill that added requirements for organizations or individuals that mail prefilled absentee ballot applications to potential voters.

The bill, Georgia SB 202, was signed into law in May 2021 by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. It includes three provisions that apply additional restrictions to such ballot applications.

Under the law, third-party organizations are prohibited from sending absentee ballot applications prefilled with the prospective voter’s required information. They are also prohibited from sending applications to prospective voters who have already requested an absentee ballot.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:47

Rep. Liz Cheney, who looks to lose her Wyoming congressional seat to a Trump-backed challenger in next month’s GOP primary, discussed her political future during an interview on Sunday.

During an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” host Jonathan Karl asked Cheney if she had any plans to run for president in 2024 “as a way to prevent what you say would be destruction to the party.”

Newsweek added:

The GOP lawmaker said she has not yet made a decision about 2024, and that she is currently focused on her reelection bid to Congress. She faces a tough primary election against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman in Wyoming where Trump remains deeply popular.

“I haven’t made a decision about that yet. I’m obviously very focused on my reelection. I’m very focused on the January 6 committee,” Cheney responded. “I’m very focused on my obligations to do the job that I have now.”

Posted on: Jul 05 11:47

 Conservative comedian and political commentator Steven Crowder took to the streets of Dallas to ask Americans how they feel about their country for his newest episode of “Talking With The People” released on Independence Day.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:35

Vice President Kamala Harris appeared at a New Orleans event over the weekend, and this time the gaffe was right behind her. The Pelican State was misspelled in big, bold letters just below Harris’s name and the vice presidential seal  on the stage backdrop at the Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:34

London has proposed new legislation that would require social media to “proactively” tackle “disinformation” that allegedly pours into the UK from foreign states such as Russia and harms the nation, the government said on Tuesday. Platforms failing to do so will be subject to huge fines or could be blocked.

The legislation, which is subject to parliamentary approval, would oblige social media platforms to hunt down what the government believes to be fake accounts that act in the interests of foreign states and seek to influence UK politics, including elections.

The new amendment will also compel social media, search engines and other websites to crack down on such accounts in order to minimize the number of people exposed to “state-sponsored disinformation.”

“We cannot allow foreign states or their puppets to use the internet to conduct hostile online warfare unimpeded,” said Nadine Dorries, the UK culture and digital secretary, pointing out that the Ukraine conflict has shown that Russia is ready to weaponize information.

According to the proposed law, social media will have to make creating fake accounts more difficult and will also need to fight bots used for misleading the public. Ofcom, the British media regulator, will have the authority to fine any internet resources that don’t comply up to 10% of their global turnover.

The amendment is set be included in the National Security Bill, which will be discussed by British MPs next week.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:34

“Fox & Friends Weekend” host Rachel Campos-Duffy and her husband Sean Duffy, a former Republican congressman, criticized Disney last week for substituting actor Tim Allen for Chris Evans to voice “Toy Story” character Buzz Lightyear in the spinoff “Lightyear.”

While executives for the film argue they replaced Allen, an open Republican because the Buzz character in the spinoff “Lightyear” is different than the toy voiced by Allen, the couple announced the actual reason was over the actor’s politics.

“Why would they change the voice? Kids wanna hear the same voice in the toy that they heard in the movie,” Duffy announced.

That’s how dumb this is, they’re trying to come up with an excuse as for why they’re canceling Tim Allen,” he went on. “They couldn’t let the reason be he’s a Republican, they had to create some other reason as for why they were kicking him out.”

Campos Duffy said no one online believes Disney, anyway. “Everyone knows that Tim Allen was basically canceled,” she stated.

The couple stressed that openly pro-life actress Patricia Heaton denounced Disney

last month for the replacement, too, asking why the corporation would “completely castrate this iconic, beloved character.”

Posted on: Jul 05 11:33

Tokyo’s proposal to place a cap on Russian oil prices would lead to significantly less oil on the market and could drastically push oil prices higher, former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev warned on Tuesday.

Responding to the idea put forward by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday, Medvedev wrote on his Telegram channel that Japan “would have neither oil nor gas from Russia, as well as no participation in the Sakhalin-2 LNG project” if Tokyo decided to go through with the proposal.

“Japanese PM Kishida recently blurted out that the price ceiling for Russian oil would be set at half its current price. Plus, a mechanism will be created that will not allow the purchase of our oil at a price higher than the established one,” the former president wrote.

He went on to explain what this would mean when “translated from Japanese into Russian,” writing that such a move would severely limit the amount of oil available on the market, causing its price to be “much higher.”

“In fact, it will be even higher than the predicted astronomical price of $300-400 a barrel. Compare this with the dynamic of gas prices,” Medvedev said.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:32

The following article provides an excellent summary of the crimes that have been committed by subversive globalist factions within our own government, it also illustrates how awareness of what has been done is now spreading like a forest fire even to those people who might be considered staunch Conservatives and about as far from “conspiracy theorists” or “dissidents” as one can get.

The brutal fact is that we have a political establishment that lied to us cynically and with malice aforethought when it pushed the v4cc1n3s on us with false promises they were “safe”  “effective” and “vital”.

They were none of the above (and they knew it) but by the time people realised it, it was already too late for millions who had been bullied, cajoled or conned into submitting to the booby-trapped injections.

We are looking here at a level of reckless irresponsibility, dishonesty and a willingness to play Russian Roulette with the lives on millions of trusting citizens that almost beggars belief.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:31

The January 6 Committee is taking more heat for not fact checking some of the basic statements from "star witness" Cassidy Hutchinson that garnered the most media attention.

Politico's Betsy Woodruff explained that the Committee didn't even take the "very basic step" of checking the story about Trump lunging for the wheel of the Presidential Limo on January 6:

We do know the select committee has full access to the Secret Service, the agency made that clear a month or two ago when I spoke to them for a story about Bobby Engel. We also know that Tony Ornato and Bobby Engel both testified to the select committee earlier this year. My understanding - I'm not aware of them testifying to the effect of there having been this sort of violence, or a lunging in The Beast in that ride back to the White House. I can also tell you in the 10 days before Cassidy Hutchinson's hearing, as the select committee scrambled to pull the hearing together, investigations on the committee did not follow up with the Secret Service to circle back and ask Engel or Ornato if they wanted to amplify or expand on their prior testimony. And the select committee is taking some heat for that, because, as journalists it would have been a very basic step. If someone tells you a story, before presenting it publicly, you check with everybody who might know and follow up and figure out if it can be corroborated or can't be. 

There were many immediate flaws with the story Hutchinson told. Dan Bongino pointed out on his podcast last week that upon departing his rally on January 6, Trump didn't get into the Presidential Limo, he got in an SUV, meaning the story can't possibly be true. Dan also pointed out that Hutchinson recalled secret service agent Ornato as telling her that the "president got in The Beast," but that no Secret Service agents call the Presidential Limo that. Ornato has also since contradicted Hutchinson's account. 

Posted on: Jul 05 11:19

Earlier this year, I co-authored a piece for The Wall Street Journal that argued that a perfect storm in the Democratic Party is making a once unfathomable scenario — a comeback for Hillary Clinton in 2024 — highly plausible.

Our reasoning was that President Biden’s low approval rating, doubt about his capacity to run again, Vice President Harris’s unpopularity, and the absence of another strong Democrat to lead the ticket have created a leadership vacuum within the party that only Clinton — as an experienced and politically savvy “change candidate” — can fill.

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade — upending decades of precedent and revoking a constitutional right that American women have enjoyed for half a century — the case for Clinton’s candidacy is even clearer.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:16

New cases of an illness that was common in the Victorian era have been discovered in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

By: orraz
Posted on: Jul 05 11:14

 Singer Macy Gray poked the hornet’s nest — saying that changing one’s “parts” did not make them women — during an interview on with Piers Morgan that aired on Monday.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:13

 As some woke corporations pay for employees’ abortion tourism expenses, a faith-based insurance company in Texas recently announced it would finance maternity and adoption costs for its workers.

Posted on: Jul 05 11:12