"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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In the overnight hours reports emerged of two explosions along Iran's main south-north gas pipeline network. At least one of the massive fires that resulted was caught on video, which widely circulated, leading to speculation over whether it was an accident or attack.

Iran's Oil Minister Javad Owji later in the day said the blasts were caused by sabotage, but did not name any suspects or possible external entity responsible. He also called it a "terrorist act".

Via Iran International

"This terrorist act of sabotage occurred at 1 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning (2130 GMT Tuesday evening) in the network of national gas transmission pipelines in two regions of the country," Owji said.

He described that area settlements had suffered gas outages, but there were no mention of casualties as a result of the pipeline blasts which occurred in central Iran, near the city of Borujen.

According to Deutsche Welle, "Owji pointed to a similar incident in 2011, which he called an act of sabotage, that temporarily cut gas to four different regions of the country." And according to more details of the fallout:

Fars News Agency, affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard, reported early Thursday that the targeted pipeline is the main conduit for transporting natural gas from refineries in the Persian Gulf to major cities including Tehran, Esfahan, and Mashhad.

These explosions resulted in the closure of roads in the surrounding areas for hours, forcing residents of neighboring villages to spend hours on the streets due to fear as large flames engulfed the surrounding areas. Reports indicate that the sound of explosions and the glow of flames were visible within a radius of 60 kilometers, leading to the gas supply being cut off to dozens of villages.

Videos of the aftermath showed flames expanding high into the air.

Claire's Observations; Now, let's see who the most "usual suspects" would be here, attempting to "soften up Iranian infrastructure, ahead of a major attack?  The US?!?  Israel?!?  You've got three guesses here.... and the first two don't count!!

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A recent systematic umbrella review of the existing evidence for the so-called “serotonin theory” of depression, which is typically treated with SSRI antidepressants, has found that there is no causal relationship between serotonin and depression, meaning that widely prescribed antidepressants have no medical benefits.

Webmaster addition: Worse, there is evidence to suggest these SSRIs trigger extreme violence! Many of the mass shootings in recent times involved people on or withdrawing from SSRIs.

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Throughout the months-long brutal Israeli bombing campaign against Gaza and the accompanying ground assault, President Biden has been consistent in refusing calls (including within Congress) to impose conditions on US-supplied weaponry used by Israel.

Already at least one European country and NATO member has halted weapon supply transfers to Israel on fears they could be used for war crimes or to violate Palestinians' human rights. But all eyes remain on Washington, which remains the Israeli military's biggest supplier of deadly arms and munitions by far. Is the Biden administration finally about to change course? Or is it more of the same premature signaling for the sake of calming an international (and domestic) audience's concern?

The U.S. is investigating several Israeli airstrikes in Gaza that killed dozens of civilians and the possible use by Israel of white phosphorus in Lebanon, as part of a probe by the State Department to determine whether America’s closest ally has misused its 

That the US would begin to look at alleged white phosphorus use in Lebanon comes very late, given that as early as mid-October Human Rights Watch said it verified videos of the internationally banned munition in use by Israeli forces. However HRW noted at the time white phosphorus can be used "either for marking, signaling, and obscuring or as a weapon to set fires that burn people and objects."

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It must be clear that there is no room in the country for both peoples…. If the Arabs leave it, the country will become wide and spacious for us…. The only solution is a Land of Israel…without Arabs. There is no room here for compromises… Yosef Weitz (1890-1972) former director of the Jewish National Fund’s Land Settlement Department

The IDF’s recent airstrikes on civilian areas in Rafah mark the beginning of the final phase of Israel’s massive ethnic cleansing project. On Monday, Israel bombed a number of locations where Palestinian refugees were huddled in tents after fleeing Israel’s onslaught in the North. Videos of the destruction appeared on a number of Twitter-sites which showed a deeply-cratered wasteland in the middle of makeshift encampments. Not surprisingly, women and children made up the bulk of the casualties with no evidence of Hamas to be found anywhere. According to a witness at the site, body parts and carnage were strewn across the landscape. This is from an article at the World Socialist Web Site:

Israel launched a massive aerial bombardment of Rafah, the southernmost city in Gaza, on Sunday night into Monday morning, killing over 100 people. As the sun came up, the world was horrified by images of the mangled bodies of children, in a chilling demonstration of what is to come in the weeks ahead.

Over the weekend, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to carry out a full-scale military onslaught against the besieged city, declaring, “Our goal … is total victory.” For the Israeli regime, “total victory” means killing as many Palestinians as possible and driving the rest from their homes. With a green light from Biden, Israel commencing Rafah massacre, World Socialist Web Site

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Media coverage was generally gleeful about the performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — popularly called the “Black National Anthem” — at the Super Bowl. “Andra Day delivers powerful rendition of Black national anthem,” said NBC Bay Area. The United Business Journal called it “stirring.” One description was particularly flowery:

Day delivered an emotional iteration of the timeless song in the midst of Black History Month. The hymn, originally penned by James Weldon Johnson with music by his brother John Rosamund Johnson, reflects on the ongoing struggle for racial equality and imagines a liberated future for Black Americans. – Variety

What would a “liberated future for Black Americans” look like? Unfortunately, it probably doesn’t mean separation; they need us, which is why “black nationalism” is always a form of begging.

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It was the most violent year in the history of the city.

Kansas City.

But who/whom was responsible for this ignoble accolade?

Kansas City, Missouri is 55 percent white and 30 percent black. Our friends at the Kansas City Police Department put together one of the more thorough analysis of homicide available in all the nation on yearly basis.

The 2023 Homicide Report was especially revealing, noting of 182 victims:

  • 73 percent were black
  • 17 percent were white

But what was astonishing about 2023, was the race of the suspects in these homicides: 118 are black, 15 are Hispanic and 19 are white.

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US Senator J. D.. Vance (R, OH) explains that the Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell, is an agent for the Democrats. And he is.

What Vance doesn’t address is that the large contingent of Republican senators who are so totally committed to continue to pour billions of dollars into Ukraine’s lost war with Russia have a commitment to the profits and power of the US military/security complex, not to Ukraine.

Social Security long ago ceased to be the third rail of American politics. Today the way you stay in office is to support Israel and the military/security complex. These are the interest groups that make or break US senators.

Senator Vance has potential to be a leader, if he is allowed to remain in office by the Israel Lobby and the military/security complex.

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The German foreign minister is showing hostility not only to Russia, but also to her own country, by pursuing harmful economic policies, Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed.

During an interview with Russia 1 TV correspondent Pavel Zarubin on Wednesday, Putin was asked to comment on reports in the German media last week, claiming that Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s grandfather used to be an “unconditional” supporter of Adolf Hitler, who was awarded with one of the highest Nazi honors, the War Merit Cross with Swords, for his service in Germany’s military during World War II.

“I don’t think that modern generations of Germans should bear the full political responsibility for everything that Nazi Germany did,” Putin replied. “One must proceed from today’s realities, look at what someone is actually doing and what policies are being pursued.”

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Israel escalated its siege on a hospital in Khan Younis while international concern mounted over a threatened incursion further south into Rafah, the last place of relative safety for the now mostly displaced civilian population of Gaza.

South Africa announced on Tuesday that it had made an urgent request to the International Court of Justice, asking the UN tribunal to use “its power to prevent further imminent breach of the rights of Palestinians in Gaza” after Israel announced its intention to expand its offensive in Rafah.

The human rights group Al-Haq warned that such an assault on Rafah “will result in thousands of Palestinian civilians killed on a scale that has not been witnessed in the previous four months of Israel’s genocidal military campaign against Gaza.”

Martin Griffiths, the UN relief chief, said on Tuesday that he was “sounding the alarm once again: Military operations in Rafah could lead to a slaughter in Gaza.”

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The Russian Army has expanded its fleet of T-80 main battle tanks with the delivery of a new batch of modernised and up-armoured T-80BVMs delivered by the Omsktransmash Transport Engineering Plant. The press office of Russia’s sole tank producing firm Uralvagonzavod reported on February 14 regarding the latest delivery: "Omsktransmash has dispatched a new batch of T-80BVM tanks to the Defence Ministry. The upgraded T-80BVM tanks have received enhanced reactive armour, which considerably improves the crew protection. In addition, the tanks leave the territory of the Omsk Transport Engineering Plant with an extra turret protection module, which was unveiled at the Army 2023 military forum.” Uralvagonzavod and Omsktransmash were the two largest of four tank producing factories which Russia inherited with the Soviet Union disintegrated, with the former producing the T-72 and its derivative the T-90 while the latter produced the Soviet Army’s most capable tank class the T-80. A lack of demand for the T-80 due to its much higher production and operational costs, however, meant Omsktransmash quickly ceased to be economically viable, and it was absorbed by its competitor in 2004.

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The number of illegal foreign invaders pouring into the United States are not just flooding our southern border. The number entering from the northeastern states New York, Vermont and New Hampshire have seen recent numbers more than double in one year from 2022 to 2023 to end up the most illegals ever passing through this one northern border corridor. Globalist groomed Justin Trudeau’s Canada has made it super easy, not requiring visas to enter our northern neighbor, hence now many Latin American migrants as well as those from China and Middle East are increasingly invading from the north. Again, this is yet another planned lethal vector deployed by globalists to destroy the West, specifically the white middle class majority and cultures in both North America and Europe that the elites have long regarded as their biggest single obstacle to their attaining their one world government tyranny.

And where did the deadliest batches of this COVID bioweapon non-vaccine poison go? Mostly to the Western bloc, the world’s most affluent nations in Western Europe and North America, where made in USA Pfizer and Moderna (two notorious DNA-altering, mRNA “vaccines” proven most lethal) along with other US toxic vaccine makers Johnson & Johnson, Merck and AstraZeneca leading the way, causing the most mortality rates from today’s genocidal death jab holocaust.

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It’s not uncommon to hear political candidates make wild promises to voters. Rarely do they seem interested in making good on those promises, once they enter office. A popular topic among liberal candidates is the nation’s minimum wage.

Currently, the minimum wage is $7.50 an hour. But many states have set higher ones. And many companies start workers at a higher rate.

Democrats have long demanded a $ 15-an-hour minimum wage. Some have gone even higher, heedless of how that would hurt small businesses. Now, a Democrat running for Senate out of California has made this minimum wage demand. You’re not going to believe this.

From Daily Wire:
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) said during a debate this week for one of California’s U.S. Senate seats that it makes sense to raise the minimum wage to $50 an hour…

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Although we haven’t heard much about it lately, Republicans continue to hold impeachment hearings against President Biden. Republican investigators have conducted many interviews to get to the bottom of their suspicions.

They’ve questioned several of Hunter Biden’s former business associates. One who has provided plenty of information is Tony Bobulinski.

He recently sat down with investigators again. And he made a bombshell allegation about what Chinese entities tried to do to get influence over Joe Biden. This was going on long before he became president.

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Recently, Donald Trump appealed to the Supreme Court over the Democrat-led trials against him. Many have weighed in on the charges the Biden-appointed liberal has thrown at the former president.

Some seem to think that Jack Smith’s cases against Trump hold no water. Others believe there is not enough evidence—yet the DOJ went ahead with them anyway over politics.

Trump believes he is immune to prosecution because he was a sitting president. A lower court rejected the claim on dubious grounds. So, he took it to the highest court. Now, the Supreme Court is considering his request and is giving Jack Smith a very narrow deadline.

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Republican National Committee leader Ronna McDaniel has faced intense criticism in recent years. Members have called for her to be removed from her position after reports have come out questioning how she’s spent the party’s money.

Some blame her for the party’s failure to produce a red wave in recent elections. Most recently, reports have come out stating she plans to step down.

Trump quickly endorsed several people to take over party leadership. One of those people happens to be his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump. The potential future co-chair of the party spoke about what she’d do if elected to this position. And she’s not going to be buying flowers!

From Washington Examiner:
Former President Donald Trump‘s pick for Republican National Committee co-chairwoman has vowed to use “every single penny” from the committee to do what she claims is its “only job,” getting Trump elected in November…

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As you probably know, over 6 million migrants have illegally entered the country under President Biden. Republican governors have called this an unsustainable situation and are acting.

Some, like Govs. Noem and DeSantis, have sent ample support to the Texas border. Now, a state in which a prosecutor has indicted Trump is getting involved in the crisis. And their governor is doing something that could flip the entire situation.

From The Post Millennial:
On Tuesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that he would be sending additional troops to help Texas secure the southern border…

“…in addition to the Georgia guardsmen already stationed at the border, we will send reinforcements to Texas this spring who will assist with the construction of a forward command post on the border with Mexico.”

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Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged 70 current and former employees of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). The charges revolved around accepting cash bribes from contractors in exchange for Housing Authority contracts.

The amount of money involved was staggering. Those charged are accused of accepting more than $2 million in bribes from contractors seeking work on nearly 100 of the Housing Authority’s buildings in all five boroughs. Prosecutors allege more than $13 million in work was awarded, with the suspects typically getting 10% or 20% kickbacks, sometimes more.

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Recently, President Biden hurt his reputation during a disastrous press conference. While trying to defend his memory, he ended up giving critics more reason to question his cognitive ability.

Even liberal news outlets called the conference a mess.

But perhaps the New York Times decided to pivot and look for another opportunity to help Biden. They interviewed several independent voters, asking them about the president. Maybe, this was to polish his image. But it didn’t end up that way.

From Fox News:
Independent voters from around the country had scathing remarks to describe President Biden in a focus group published Tuesday, with most admitting they are leaning toward former President Trump in 2024 despite their own derisive assessments of him…

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The American middle class, once a symbol of the American dream, is facing
unprecedented challenges today. In this eye-opening video, we delve into the harsh
reality of how the middle class is being wiped out, struggling to make ends meet amidst
soaring costs and stagnant wages. From skyrocketing housing prices to mounting debt
and diminishing savings, the middle class is feeling the squeeze like never before.

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