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The U.S. Navy terminated the command of Captain Michel Brandt, the female commander of the amphibious transport dock USS Somerset, less than a year into her tenure, the Navy Times reported.

The official statement released on Thursday cited a “loss of confidence in her ability to lead” but did not provide specific reasons for Capt. Michel Brandt’s dismissal.

“Rear Adm. Christopher Stone, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7 (ESG 7), relieved Capt. Michel Brandt as commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25), June 6, 2024, due to loss of confidence in her ability to lead the crew,” the statement reads.

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A former Atlanta city attorney who was sentenced to seven years in prison over a massive $15 million pandemic loan fraud donated to Trump prosecutor Fani Willis’s campaign after applying for the government handouts, records show.

Shelitha Robertson, 62, used some of her ill-gotten windfall for lavish purchases — including a massive 10-carat diamond ring and a Rolls Royce, according to federal prosecutors.

But, she also donated $1,000 to Willis’s Democratic primary election campaign around the time she got the massive payouts from the Paycheck Protection Program, Georgia campaign filings show.

Webmaster addition: The corruption never stops!

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The sci-fi show Doctor Who, which streams exclusively on Disney+, has aired its title character’s first gay kiss shortly after Disney CEO Bob Iger told worried investors that the company would dial back its extreme woke messaging.

Ncuti Gatwa, the gay actor who has taken over the role of The Doctor for this latest season of the long-running British sci-fi show (once considered a children’s series), is featured in this week’s episode having a homosexual dalliance with guest star Jonathan Groff (GleeMindhunter).

In episode seven of the 2024 season, titled “Rogue,” the time-skipping Doctor materializes in Bath, England, in 1813, where he chases shape-shifting aliens named the Chuldur who steal people’s likeness and their lives. Along the way, The Doctor meets a space bounty hunter who calls himself “Rogue” (Groff) with whom he develops a sexual fascination.

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A mountain pass road near the popular tourist destination of Jackson, Wyoming, collapsed Saturday after a landslide, adding at least an hour of travel time for those who drive on the roadway.

The roadway at milepost 12.8 on Teton Pass "catastrophically failed," severing a large chunk of the winding road, and will remain closed as officials plan how to repair the damage, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) said. 

"We understand this highway is a lifeline for commuters, deliveries, medical care access and tourism, especially with limited alternatives and the summer season upon us," WYDOT Director Darin Westby said in a statement. 

Aerial photos and drone video show a sheer chasm where the roadway’s pavement used to be, and a guardrail dangling down the collapsed section onto loose dirt and rocks.

Webmaster addition: Yep! Our infrastructure is in great shape!

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San Francisco has opened its first taxpayer-funded free food market in a high-crime area, aiming to provide essential resources to residents but raising concerns about sustainability and effectiveness. The $5.5 million initiative allows eligible residents of Bayview-Hunters Point to shop for groceries without paying, using a benefits card for access.

The District 10 Market, funded by San Francisco’s Human Services Agency, replicates the supermarket experience in an area where many stores have closed due to crime. Geoffrea Morris, who led the legislation for the market, explained that the program supplements food stamps, which often run out before the end of the month. “This is a supplemental source for food, especially close to the end of the month when families are facing the pain,” Morris said.

Critics argue that calling the market “free” is misleading since it is funded by taxpayers. They question why residents in lower-crime areas should subsidize those who continue to support politicians unwilling to address rampant crime.

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On Tuesday, nearly one month after TIME published a dark, distorted and dishonest front cover feature that deliberately took Donald Trump out of context and painted him in the worst possible light, the same magazine ran another front cover feature on Joe Biden, titled, “‘We Are the World Power.’ How Joe Biden Leads.”

The contrast between the two pieces could not have been more glaring, and the tone could not have been more different. The reader would not be hard-pressed to wonder which candidate TIME prefers.

Instead of Biden facing any serious line of questioning or pushback about the catastrophic decisions he has made or not made, we are treated to a fawning, sycophantic work of “journalism” far removed from reality—in an embarrassing attempt to humanize good ol’ Scranton Joe.

The 21-minute Biden puff piece, which was written by TIME’s Washington bureau chief, Massimo Calabres, focuses almost exclusively on Biden’s supposed “foreign policy successes,” while ignoring his self-inflicted catastrophes here at home—in an attempt to distract from the disastrous job he has done on the domestic front.

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Gaza children inspect damage to a UN-run school being used as a shelter

Gaza children inspect damage to a UN-run school being used as a shelter

The upcoming inclusion of Israel on a UN list of countries and armed forces determined to be failing to protect children in war prompted a furious Israeli response Friday.

The annual "Children and Armed Conflict" report from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is not due to be published until June 18, but Israel's UN ambassador, Gilad Erdan, spoke out after receiving private notification of the inclusion.

"I am utterly shocked and disgusted by this shameful decision," Erdan said in a statement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on his X social media account that the UN "put itself today on history's blacklist when it adopted the absurd claims of Hamas

Claire's Observations:  Mr. Prime Minister, a word, please: IF what you say is in fact correct, could you please explain to both me and the world, what the hell happened here? https://euromedmonitor.org/en/article/6246/In-a-week,-Israeli-army-executes-13-children-in-and-near-Al-Shifa-Hospital

And here?

https://www.dci-palestine.org/israeli_forces_kill_two_palestinian_boys_during_military_incursion_into_jenin

And with these incidents?!?

https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/08/28/west-bank-spike-israeli-killings-palestinian-children

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1226264/ (Israel's "shoot to kill" orders regarding children)

https://reliefweb.int/report/occupied-palestinian-territory/israel-kills-100-children-daily-gaza-october-7th-year-enar

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20231127-israeli-forces-shoot-dead-4-palestinian-children-in-west-bank/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/02/gaza-palestinian-children-killed-idf-israel-war

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/gaza-unrwa-school-hit-israel-idf-hamas-rcna155786

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_in_the_Israeli%E2%80%93Palestinian_conflict

Sir, forgive me for saying this, but it is clearly obvious that  someone here is lying; I doubt highly that they are the writers or narrators of these incidents.   And no one can change the facts on the ground here, in all of these.

 

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Joe Biden is doing everything possible to take down Donald Trump.

There is no tactic that he is not willing to employ in his mission.

And now he is even enlisting the police to go after Trump.

Democrats Attempt to Use January 6th Narrative Against Trump

One of the key arguments Democrats are attempting to use against Donald Trump in this election is that he shouldn’t be allowed back into office because of January 6th.

They are trying to smear him and convince American voters that putting him back in the White House would be a threat to our nation.

Joe Biden is even using Capitol police officers in his attempt to make that case.

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The Texas Democratic Convention was held in El Paso and ended on Saturday. The convention featured speakers such as transgender activist Charlotte Clymer, gun control activist David Hogg, and "full-time" drag queen Brigitte Bandit.

Bandit – who hosts a drag show titled "Big T**s Bigger Dreams" and promotes the "Big D***s Bigger Dreams" drag show – declared to have "worked with children for over a decade" at the Texas Democratic Convention.

Bandit – who regularly posts sexually explicit photos on Instagramhas hosted several drag queen story hours for children, read to kids at a face-painting drag story hour with arts and crafts at the so-called all-ages "Family Dragtivity Day" in Austin, and is seen on video performing a show in front of several very young children.

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Many in the West assume the "most powerful military in the history of the world" - the U.S. Armed Forces - would definitely beat the Russians in a ground war. But is that assumption safe? Col. Doug Macgregor reveals the very practical reasons why, no, the outcome would be far from certain - but the costs to the U.S. and the West would be enourmous.

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Ukraine on Sunday said its forces hit an ultra-modern Russian warplane stationed on an air base nearly 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the front lines, after its Western allies allowed Kyiv to use their weapons for limited strikes inside Russia.

Kyiv’s main military intelligence service shared satellite photos it said showed the aftermath of the attack. If confirmed, it would mark Ukraine's first known successful strike on a Su-57 fighter plane, a twin-engine stealth fighter lauded as Moscow's most advanced military aircraft.

In one photo, black soot marks and small craters can be seen dotting a concrete strip around the parked aircraft. According to the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense, the strike took place on Saturday at the Akhtubinsk base in southern Russia, some 589 kilometers (366 miles) from the front line.

It wasn’t immediately clear what weapons were used, but the airfield’s distance from Ukraine suggests that it was likely hit by drones.

The strike comes after the United States and Germany recently authorized Ukraine to hit some targets on Russian soil with the long-range weapons they are supplying to Kyiv. Ukraine has already used U.S. weapons to strike inside Russia under newly approved guidance from President Joe Biden that allows American arms to be used for the limited purpose of defending Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.

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Bill Maher railed against President Joe Biden's latest policy move saying 'I don't think they could have handled it worse'. 

Speaking on his show, Real Time, on Friday, Maher slammed Biden's new immigration policy, saying that it is 'not gonna succeed' with voters. 

On Tuesday, Biden announced an executive action that limits the number of migrants who can arrive at the border and claim asylum to 2,500 per day. 

Maher said: 'If Biden loses this election, it's going to be because of two things: He's old… and immigration.

'I mean, just on a political level, I don't think they could have handled it worse.'

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Hamas's military spokesman has alleged that Israeli captives were killed during an Israeli rescue operation in central Gaza on Saturday that also saw hundreds of Palestinians, mainly women and children, also killed.

"What the Zionist enemy carried out in the Nuseirat area in the heart of the Strip is a compound war crime, and the first who suffered from it are hostages," Hamas military spokesman Abu Obeida said in a Telegram post.

It is not yet known how many Israeli captives were killed. Obeida did not provide a specific number but implied more than one. 

"[The] operation will pose a great danger to the enemy hostages and will negatively impact their conditions and lives," Abu Obeida added.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Western countries are planning to implement the Ukrainian scenario in Moldova, which provides for aggression against Transnistria and the supply of weapons. This point of view was expressed by the head of the opposition block “Victory” Ilan Shor during a discussion of the situation in Europe on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

The head of the movement believes that the West is accustomed to achieving its own foreign policy goals through the hands of others. The fate of the citizens of Moldova and Ukraine is indifferent to the political elites of NATO countries.

We do not rule out that a Ukrainian scenario is being prepared on the territory of Moldova

Tags: EUROPE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Throughout the pandemic, I could see what was happening was wrong, but because of the immense power the (pharmaceutically sponsored) media holds, regardless of what I tried, I was powerless to stop what was in motion. Then in early 2022, a breakthrough happened for me—despite being a completely unknown entity, Steve Kirsch on a hunch agreed to promote an article I thought was important for the COVID vaccine movement, and before I knew it, I had a large platform which had at last given the ability to do something about the disaster that was unfolding.

Because of this, I feel obligated to help promote others who I feel are in the same position I was, and hence have periodically helped break important stories activists are desperately trying to get the word out on.

Early in the course of this publication, a surgeon reached out to me to share their appreciation for my work and that they were a bit traumatized over what they’d had to go through because they advocated for the unvaccinated. I immediately had the sense he was a gifted physician of high moral integrity who had the rare capacity to see things for what they were and break from the crowd in order to do the right thing (a capacity which, as discussed here, I’ve found characterizes the most talented doctors I’ve known and every prominent COVID dissident).

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A recent investigation by Australian journalist Rebekah Barnett suggests politics and financial interests, not scientific concerns, led to the retraction of a 2021 peer-reviewed study finding the spike protein from SARS-CoV-2 and the mRNA vaccine impair critical DNA repair mechanisms, which could lead to cancer.

Viruses, published by MDPI, retracted the study in 2022, despite objections by the lead author, Ya-Fang Mei, Ph.D., of Sweden’s Umeå University.

Subsequent research and case studies have largely validated the findings of the retracted study conducted by Mei and Hui Jiang, Ph.D., of Stockholm University in Sweden.

Barnett’s investigation, built on work by independent journalist John Davidson and Dr. Ah Kahn Syed, included emails released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) revealing that Eric O. Freed, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of Viruses, oversaw its retraction.

Tags: AUSTRALIA, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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It will be quite interesting to see what happen on Wall Street tomorrow. The Fifty Year Contract between Saudi Arabia and the US for settling all oil trades in dollars ends today. What effect will this have on the US Economy?

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Conference in London calls for pressure on western governments to find peaceful and just resolution to the conflict
Agnes Callamard addresses the Balfour Project annual conference in London, 6 June (Caught the Light Photography)
Agnes Callamard addresses the Balfour Project annual conference in London, 6 June (Caught the Light Photography)
By Katherine Hearst in London

Israel’s war on Gaza may be “a curtain call” for the post-World War Tw0 international rules-based order, Amnesty International secretary general Agnes Callamard said on Thursday.

“The gravity of the violations being committed, the fact that we are witnessing them every day… the flimsy justification by western democracies - all of these warn… of a possible total collapse of the rules-based order,” she said.

Speaking at the Balfour Project annual conference in London, Callamard denounced the US and UK’s continued backing of Israel’s offensive in Gaza as “making a mockery” of international law.

The conference dealt with the question how “peace with justice” can be achieved in Palestine, but many of the speakers highlighted how the actions of the UK, US and other western governments are at odds with this goal.

The United States' Biden administration and the Conservative government in the UK have both pushed back on rulings against Israel by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as well as the International Criminal Court's application for arrest warrants for Israeli leaders.

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By Africanews  with AP

In the Jabaliya refugee camp, families line up for hours under the sun, in front of water barrels waiting to fill up their buckets and containers with water. Every single drop is precious and is carefully rationed.

Gaza's entire potable water infrastructure has almost all been destroyed by Israel.

“There is no water or food. Our children died of dehydration. We can’t wash up or use bathrooms. I can’t find any water to drink,” Bassam Abu Rokba, a disabled displaced living in Jabaliya said.

Israeli forces entered Jabaliya weeks ago, and have subsequently pulled out after weeks of fighting.

Israeli strikes have previously destroyed 75% of water wells in the area, the head of the Jabaliya municipality told local media outlets in March.

“There is almost no food or water because of the lack of aid coming into Gaza. Our clothes are dirty. All the water wells are destroyed and not a single one of them is functional,” said Hassan Adwan, while waiting to get some water.

The United Nations alerted about the risk of diseases - including cholera- in the enclave, due to a lack of clean drinking water and poor sanitation as summer temperatures surge.

Israel has been accused of deliberately damage civilian infrastructure in Gaza as a weapon of war.

Claire's Observations:  Most of us here in the West, cannot begin to imagine going days, hunting down the cleanest water possible for ourselves and our families, and all we find is contaminated crud that even boiling cannot possibly purify.

But please remember; to the current regime in Tel Aviv, the death of a Palestinian child through a combination of dehydration, coupled with opportunistic diseases, saves bombs and bullets!!

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As Nuseirat tries to recover from Saturday’s massacre, some pieces are beginning to fit together: possible US complicity in the attack, possible use of the Gaza pier, war crimes; horrific descriptions from the ground; reactions from key stakeholders; a look at the math of hostage rescue; US diplomat calls Gaza a holocaust; more.

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Former President Donald Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon was ordered this week to report to jail on July 1 for four months for contempt of Congress, sparking renewed attention to the 2022 sentencing memo, which cites his exercise of free speech rights as part of the reason he should receive jail time.

The 24-page sentencing memo, authored by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves, filed October 17, 2022, explicitly cites instances where Bannon criticized the case against him, which was brought after he did not comply with subpoenas to hand over documents and answer questions from the Democrat-run congressional committee created to examine the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.

Bannon was convicted by a jury in 2022 and sentenced to four months in prison and a $200,000 fine, but the sentence was paused as he appealed the decision. An appeals court recently upheld the conviction, and Bannon was ordered to report to jail in the beginning of July.

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Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, Brigadier General Hamid Vahedi, says many foreign countries are eager to purchase and acquire the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which Iranian military experts have developed domestically.

During a visit to Shahid Yasini Tactical Air Base in Iran’s southern port city of Bushehr on Sunday, the commander highlighted the Iranian Air Force, alongside other divisions of the country’s Armed Forces, has managed to manufacture a broad spectrum of drones with various operational ranges.

Vahedi further noted that many foreign countries are interested in buying Iranian drones.

He stated that Iran’s military industries have achieved great progress following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Earlier this year, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force took delivery of large numbers of strategic combat, reconnaissance, destruction and radar drones.

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) gave away the neocon playbook Sunday, admitting that the U.S. must win the Ukraine proxy war against Russia to control Ukraine’s vast resources worth trillions of dollars.

“They’re sitting on 10-12 trillion dollars of critical minerals in Ukraine. They could be the richest country in all of Europe,” Graham said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

“I don’t want to give that money and those assets to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin to share with China.”

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