"I will say I think, you know, colonel, i have to tell you that there are cases where a long course of history in fact does change the constitution, and I can think of one instance. I believe I’m correct on this. I think if you were to go back and try to find and review the ratification of the 16th amendment, which was the internal revenue, income tax, I think if you went back and examined that carefully, you would find that a sufficient number of states never ratified that amendment. " -- Judge James C. Fox, DS

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Democrats across the country have hitched their candidacy to abortion, but Georgia voters on Tuesday delivered a resounding rejection of a radical pro-abortion candidate for the state supreme court.

Incumbent Supreme Court Justice Andrew Pinson beat former Democratic Rep. John Barrow by 10 percentage points on Tuesday in a race for a seat on the state’s highest court. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Pinson, a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to the court in 2022. Four seats on the bench were up for reelection, though the other three justices were not challenged.

While the race is technically nonpartisan, Barrow tossed his hat into the race and tried to make the race a referendum on abortion. In 2019, the state passed a law prohibiting most abortions after six weeks. The state Supreme Court rejected one challenge to the law already, though a challenge alleging the law violates the state Constitution is pending in Fulton County Superior Court.

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It has been a rough week for scientists who were in Anthony Fauci's inner circle at the outset of the pandemic — particularly for Peter Daszak, head of the scandal-plagued EcoHealth Alliance, and for David M. Morens, senior scientific adviser to the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Where Daszak is concerned, all his years of protest and lab-leak denial were apparently for nought, given that he has finally been cut off from all federal funding.

The Department of Health and Human Services told the British zoologist in a letter Tuesday that it holds him personally responsible for EHA's egregious shortcomings, oversight failures, and opacity as it pertains to the dangerous coronavirus experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Morens, who served as adviser to previous NIAID director Fauci, was accused Wednesday by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic of undermining the operations of the U.S. government; unlawfully deleting federal COVID-19 records; using a personal email to avoid the Freedom of Information Act; "acting unbecoming of a federal employee"; and "likely lying to Congress on multiple occasions."

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The "Greater Idaho" movement continues to gain steam, promising to liberate conservative counties east of the Deschutes River from the ruinous policies and Democratic control all but ensured by residents in the more populous leftist areas nearer the coast, such as Mayor Ted Wheeler's crime-ravaged Portland.

On Tuesday, Crook County voters were presented with ballot measure 7-86, which asked: "Should Crook County represent that its citizens support efforts to move the Idaho state border to include Crook County?"

The majority signaled their support for moving the state border westward and joining their conservative compatriots in the Gem State.

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A concerning trend has emerged at the U.S.-Mexico border, as newly disclosed data reveals a significant increase in the number of illegal aliens successfully evading capture by Border Patrol under President Joe Biden’s administration.

Border Patrol statistics obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request indicate a stark rise in “gotaways” since Fiscal Year 2020. While there were 136,808 gotaways in FY 2020, this figure surged to a staggering 670,674 by FY 2023, marking a troubling escalation.

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The Biden administration has unveiled a new program aimed at expediting the immigration court cases of certain single adults apprehended for illegal border crossings. Senior officials announced the initiative on Thursday, stating that it forms part of a broader strategy to address concerns about illegal immigration ahead of upcoming elections.

Under this program, single adults scheduled for court appearances in five major cities – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City – may be assigned to a “recent arrivals docket.” In an effort to reduce significant backlogs, immigration judges will strive to adjudicate their asylum claims within 180 days, a process that traditionally spans several years.

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The future of President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign is facing scrutiny as doubts emerge about his ability to maintain support, prompting concerns among his backers and sparking speculation about potential alternatives within the Democratic Party.

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Former President Donald Trump is currently leading President Biden in various swing states, according to recent polling data, setting the stage for a contentious electoral showdown as the 2024 elections draw near.

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Don’t believe the WEF’s latest political strategy that anti-human monster WEF head honcho Klaus Schwab is resigning from his post. Fully accommodated by the power-obsessed WEF, Schwab is merely going into hiding.

“Klaus Schwab is Stepping Down as WEF Chair in 2025. (Robert Malone MD, May 21, 2024)

Yeah, right.

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These three French drag queens are carrying, in more ways than one. Nicky Doll, Miss Martini, and Minima Gesté were all chosen to carry the Olympic flame as it makes its way to Paris for the Summer Games in July.

This past Saturday, French drag queen Miss Martini became the first drag queen to ever carry the Olympic flame, according to an Instagram post she made.

She was followed by Parisian drag queen Nicky Doll, who is the host of Drag Race France and who carried the flame the following day. In her own Instagram post, Doll wrote that it was an “absolute honor to have carried the Olympic torch.”

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A Democratic consultant was indicted on charges of voter suppression and impersonation of a candidate after admitting that he commissioned a robocall that used artificial intelligence to imitate President Joe Biden's voice. The political consultant, Steven Kramer, is also facing a $6 million fine proposed by the Federal Communications Commission.

The fake Biden robocall urged Democrats not to vote and was placed to New Hampshire residents before the state's presidential primary in January. Kramer, who was working for a candidate running against Biden, acknowledged that he was responsible for the robocall in February.

Kramer, a 54-year-old from New Orleans, "has been charged with 13 felony counts of voter suppression... and 13 misdemeanor counts of impersonation of a candidate," New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella announced today. "The charges are spread across four counties based on the residence of thirteen New Hampshire residents who received the Biden robocalls."

Formella said his office is still investigating the incident. "New Hampshire remains committed to ensuring that our elections remain free from unlawful interference and our investigation into this matter remains ongoing," he said.

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The United States and NATO are weighing the deployment of additional military advisers to its embassy in Kyiv as Russia appears to be gaining ground in the two-year conflict in Ukraine. The advisers would serve in a non-combat role focusing on advising and supporting the Ukrainian government and military.

Webmaster addition: That's how Vietnam started!

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The push to add solar energy is gaining traction across the U.S., and it’s coming with sticker shock on just how much solar companies are willing to pay farmers to lease their ground. A survey of farmers shows the majority of farmers are being offered more than $1,000 per acre by companies for solar leasing, and that could also drive up the price of cash rental rates.

The Biden administration has a goal of a net-zero electric grid by 2035, with solar and battery-powered energy as three vehicles to get there. As the administration works to accelerate their “clean energy” plan across the U.S., land is in high demand, especially for future solar projects.

Michael Langemeier, an agricultural economist with Purdue University, says the Ag Economy Barometer is revealing the sticker shock of solar leasing rates. The survey of 400 agricultural producers, is now asking farmers how many had actively engaged in discussions with any companies about leasing farmland you own for solar installation, and the response was surprising.

“It was 19% who said they have engaged in discussions, and so think about that, that's a huge percentage of the survey respondents have actually engaged in someone about leases. That doesn't mean they've signed a thing, but that means that they've actually been approached,” says Langemeier.

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Before we dive in, a bit of history is in order: The year was 1066, when Jews first arrived on the British Isles following the Norman Conquest. History tells us that for over a century, they thrived as moneylenders, but a wave of antisemitic riots, starting at King Richard I's coronation banquet, quickly changed their situation.

Although the new king opposed the rioters and even issued a protection decree for the Jews, the locals, eager to cancel their debts, continued their murderous rampages.

In 1278, during the reign of King Edward I, hundreds of Jews were imprisoned on charges of coin clipping. It is believed that at least ten percent of the Jewish population was executed until Edward expelled the Jews in 1290.

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Israeli forces kill dozens of Palestinians in strikes across Gaza Strip

The attacks come as Israeli ground forces push farther into the overcrowded southern city of Rafah.

Palestinians sit by the rubble of a family house that was hit overnight in an Israeli bombardment in the Tal as-Sultan neighbourhood of Rafah in southern Gaza [AFP]

Israeli forces have killed at least 50 Palestinians in aerial and ground bombardments across the Gaza Strip and battled in close combat with Hamas-led fighters in the southern city of Rafah, health officials and the armed wing of Hamas say.

Israeli tanks advanced in Rafah’s southeast, edged towards the city’s western district of Yibna and continued to operate in three eastern suburbs, residents said on Thursday.

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Los Angeles-based Wonderful Co. — the world’s largest pistachio and almond grower, the purveyor of Fiji Water, Pom pomegranate juice and Justin wines, and owner of the Teleflora flower service — wants you to know that it’s committed to “sustainable farming and business practices” and sees its employees as “a guiding force for good.”

Wonderful’s owners, the Beverly Hills billionaires Lynda and Stewart Resnick, say their “calling” is “to leave people and the planet better than we found them.”

Here’s another side of the company. Since February, it has been engaged in a ferocious battle with the United Farm Workers over the UFW’s campaign to unionize more than 600 Wonderful Nurseries workers in the Central Valley.

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There is shocking information about misappropriation and rampant loot of billions of Western funds sent to Ukraine. According to a report published in Pravda, Martyna Bohuslavets, who heads Mezha Anti-Corruption Center, said, “Millions of dollars that were intended for the construction of fortifications in the Kharkiv region were instead “transferred to Kharkiv OVA (Ukrainian Kharkiv Regional Military Administration) to front companies of avatars”.

Funds intended to build fortifications for the defense of Ukraine’s northern border were diverted to fake companies, according to the Mezha Anti-Corruption Center.

According to WorldTribune: The shocking revelation comes as the BBC reported that a regional Ukrainian commander in Kharkiv has said that the first line of defense was missing in a massive “betrayal” in the northern region of the country.

Webmaster addition: Remember when Congress voted down a bill to have an inspector general keep an eye on just where all that money was going?

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The decision by Volodymyr Zelensky not to resort to the Constitutional Court to confirm his legitimacy as president of Ukraine will undermine his authority in the West, according to Ukrainian writer Sergey Maidukov in an article for Newsweek.

“I believe that Zelensky’s decision not to seek the intervention of the Constitutional Court poses a significant risk to both himself and the entire nation of Ukraine,” he wrote.

The author notes that some world leaders have long considered Zelensky to be “the main obstacle” to a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian conflict. He cites the leaders of Turkey, China, and Hungary as examples.

According to Maidukov, after May 20, doubts about Zelensky’s legitimacy may force Kiev’s main partners in the West to take the same position as Turkey, China and Hungary.

Webmaster addition: No, they won't. The goal is war with Russia.

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First off, let’s be very clear about something: Israel has a long and extremely ugly history of orchestrating false flag attacks (see here) to achieve geopolitical goals. This is undeniable. Israel was founded by and has been led by several men who belonged to terrorist groups. For example, the man who would become the sixth Prime Minster of Israel, Menachem Begin, led the Jewish terrorist group Irgun, which carried out the infamous King David Hotel Bombing. This attack killed 91 innocent people and injured 45, and was set up to implicate Muslims. Much later, in 1974, journalist Russell Warren Howe interviewed Menachem Begin and asked him how it felt to be known as the father of terrorism in the Middle East. Begin abruptly replied, “In the Middle East? In all the world!

The 1954 Lavon Affair bombings in Egypt were executed by Israel and were also disguised as Muslim terrorist attacks. Here is a description of this bombing campaign, which fortunately was quickly derailed:

In their 1979 book, The Untold History of Israel, Israeli journalists Jacques Derogy and Hesi Carmel relate that in 1954 Israel’s army intelligence section conceived a plan to attack British personnel seconded to King Hussein’s government in Jordan. The purpose was to sour relations between Britain and Jordan as well as between both Jordan and Britain on the one hand and Egypt, which would be blamed for such attacks.

Shortly afterward, the same Israeli army intelligence organization activated two networks of Egyptian Jews first established in 1948. These young people had been recruited in Egypt, secretly trained in Israel, and then sent back to their homes in Cairo and Alexandria to await orders to carry out acts of sabotage in case of war between Egypt and Israel.

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Last Sunday, a helicopter carrying Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and six others crashed in the mountains of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province. 

As of this writing, it appears this was an accident rather than a state-sponsored assassination. Initially, some assumed that the worst-case scenario was also the most likely—that Israel was behind it. But Tel Aviv was quick to issue a denial, which Iran seems to have accepted at face value. As Negar Mortazavi, Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for International Policy points out, “It is notable that the Iranians, who are usually very quick to blame Israel for anything and everything, [are] not blaming Israel right now, I think it also forestalls the possibility that this becomes a major kind of regional escalation point in the near future.”

Raisi, a regime hard-liner, was assumed to be among the top candidates to replace Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who, at age 85, is said to be in declining health. Raisi had a long, sordid history, including, notably, as a member of the “Death Committee for Tehran” which, true to its name, condemned between 4,000 and 5,000 political prisoners to death in 1988.  

Asked about this upon assuming the presidency in 2021, Raisi responded, “If a judge, a prosecutor has defended the security of the people, he should be praised.” 

His record as president was unexceptional. Inflation continues to hover around 50 percent, corruption remains endemic, little has been achieved in terms of sanctions relief, and his term in office was marred by his government’s brutal response to the widespread 2022 protests, which led to the deaths of over 500 people. Old habits, it appears, die hard.

“Aside from his hardline supporters who make up about 10 to 15 percent of the population,” writes Professor Muhammad Sahim of the University of Southern California, “hardly anyone will shed any tears for him.” 

In the meantime, a placeholder president has been installed and elections are scheduled for June 28.

Raisi’s record on foreign policy was more mixed. Of course, in Iran, the president is not the “decider” that he is here—that role falls to Khamenei. Nevertheless, Iran’s measured response to recent Israeli provocations demonstrated a kind of maturity in judgment often lacking elsewhere in the region (as well as, it hardly needs pointing out, in Washington).

Appearing on CNN shortly after the crash, Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, noted that “Raisi never really was a driving force behind any major policy.” The consensus seems to track with the opinion of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s prediction that we will probably not “see any broader regional security impacts at this point in time.”

The real questions are with regard to the “who” and “when” of succession—and in this context is it worth noting that on Tuesday, it was reported that Iran’s Assembly of Experts, which ultimately chooses the country’s supreme leader, elected the 93-year-old Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani as its head.

And so, despite the hardliner Raisi’s sudden passing, relations between the U.S. and Iran, which have been on a steady downward trajectory since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nearly a decade ago, will likely remain unchanged. 

Indeed, in the years since the signing of the JCPOA, both sides have reverted to form—with the U.S., under Trump, abandoning the landmark nuclear agreement and Iran, in turn, pursuing a program of uranium enrichment, inching ever closer to nuclear weapons capability, as claimed by the president of the Iranian Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Kamal Kharrazi, earlier this month. How changes at the top—in both Tehran and Washington—might affect a change for the better is anyone’s guess. 

Writing earlier this month in Responsible Statecraft, John Limbert, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer who spent 14 months as a hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran during the final year of the Carter administration, expressed the assuredly sensible notion that “sooner or later, if the U.S. and the Islamic Republic are going to avoid such a lose-lose conflict, the two sides will need to stop shouting and start talking. Forty-five years of exchanging empty slogans, accusations, threats, and denunciations have accomplished little beyond furthering a few political careers and feeding a sense of self-righteousness.”

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Rumors of alleged sabotage echo from Russia. In just two days, in fact, the Sputnik International website, which is financed directly by the Moscow government and therefore represents a privileged mirror on the thoughts and visions of the Kremlin, has published three articles in which the hypothesis of the fatal accident due to bad weather conditions is strongly questioned.

The helicopter apparently attempted a failed emergency landing in the Dizmar forest which is located between the cities of Varzaqan and Jolfa, a city on the border with the nation of Azerbaijan, about 600 kilometers northwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran .

It should be remembered that the helicopter on which Iranian President Ebrashim Raisi crashed together with other authorities including Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was American-made.

And Iran would have requested unspecified information from the USA regarding the Bell 212 aircraft, equipped with a sophisticated electromagnetic force, attitude and stability control system and therefore an easy target of a “jamming” cyber attack.

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Russia hopes that the investigation into the rocket strike on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, which was carried out by the Ukrainian military last year, will concern the suppliers of HIMARS rockets, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, told the UN Security Council in an open debate on the protection of civilians in civil conflicts.

Russian Diplomat before UN Security Council in an open debate on the protection of civilians in civil conflicts.

“The [UN secretary-general’s] report mentions some kind of investigations currently being conducted by the Kiev regime, including with regard to the destruction of the Kakhovka dam as an act of ecocide. We hope that this is an investigation into the activities of the leadership and armed forces of [Ukrainian President] Zelensky’s regime, which committed this crime, as we warned the UN Secretary-General in a letter dated October 21, 2022.

We also expect that the investigation concerns the suppliers of HIMARS rockets, which were used to destroy the dam. As known, the targets of such missiles are coordinated with the suppliers,” he said.

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Back in December last year, the United States announced that it wanted to deploy “Skynet-style weapons” against its geopolitical adversaries. The relevant reports revealed that the Pentagon is even using new military nomenclature for such a system, calling it ADA2 or all-domain attritable autonomous weapons (not to be confused with the similarly named A2/AD or anti-access/area denial weapons). At the time, I argued that when such programs have advanced nomenclature, it clearly implies that the said weapon systems are already deeply ingrained in the emerging US strategy. The latest revelations by the infamous neoliberal mouthpiece, The New York Times, just confirmed my hypothesis by revealing that the Pentagon is using advanced AI (artificial intelligence) to “kill Russian troops”. Precisely in those terms.

In a piece titled “In Ukraine, New American Technology Won the Day. Until It Was Overwhelmed“, David E. Sanger, a White House and national security reporter, reveals the disturbing details about Project Maven which was “meant to revolutionize modern warfare”. Sanger questioned the program’s ability to “turn the tide”, but still went on to explain how it works. Namely, back in 2018, Google started a $9 million project to develop an advanced AI system that would help the US military fight wars by using drone footage to easily determine enemy positions. Sanger then goes on to a laughable “moral high ground” rant that this idea supposedly “triggered a full-scale revolt” and “uproar” on the Google campus, as “engineers and other Google employees argued that the company should have nothing to do with Project Maven”.

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Digital identities are not physical ID cards. Biometric data – facial recognition, fingerprint recognition, even gait recognition to identify those who wear masks – renders ID cards obsolete.

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