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"Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens, who, reading newspapers, live and die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in the world." -- Thomas Jefferson, to John Norvell, June 14, 1807
The Vatican is to face trial in English Courts for the first time in its 2,000 year history after it failed to prevent UK judges from probing a £124 million investment property deal it made with a British financier.
Raffaele Minicione, who holds both British and Swiss citizenship, was previously a financial advisor to the Secretariat in the Vatican, who personally advises the Pope and assists him with carrying out his duties.
He is accused by the Vatican of 10 criminal charges, including fraud, embezzlement and abuse of office dating back to 2014.
The Vatican state alleged he inflated the price of a property, 60 Sloane Avenue, when his companies sold it to the Vatican in 2018.
The property was sold by the Vatican on July 1 for £186 million, which represents a loss for them of around £140 million, insiders say.
But Mr Minicione denies the allegations and stands by the property valuation which he says was provided by independent experts. He also says the Vatican has provided no evidence of his alleged wrongdoings or of its monetary loss.
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (IA) tweeted on Sunday during the debate over a component in the Inflation Reduction Act that would put a cap on the cost of insulin to $35.
In the United States, insulin costs over $98 per unit, whereas the rest of the world it costs less than $10. The medication keeps many people alive.
But when Grassley took to Twitter he said that he voted to support insulin and that it was Democrats who eliminated it from the bill.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell revealed plans over the weekend to stage a trial where voting machines are the defendants.
While speaking with Steve Bannon at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, Lindell explained that the "trial" would take place at his upcoming "Moment of Truth Summit" on election fraud later in August.
Lindell said he would "have the trial of the machines" on the second day of his summit.
"Hold it!" Bannon interrupted. "The trial of the machines!"
"The trial of the machines," Lindell repeated.
"You're going to put the machines on trial?" Bannon asked.
"Absolutely," Lindell agreed. "We're going to put them on trial."
The pillow executive warned the crowd that countries with electronic election systems never "vote out the machines."
"There's hacks all the time and, you know, we're getting into artificial intelligence and all this," Lindell opined. "Think of the movie 'The Terminator' with drones coming down. This is happening in Australia already."
Fox News host Maria Bartiromo lost her cool after attorney Alan Dershowitz praised the "great things" accomplished by President Joe Biden.
"He's done great things in Ukraine," Dershowitz told Bartiromo in a Sunday interview. "I think he has done good things on domestic policy, gotten some very good things passed."
"He is the candidate who restores normality and if Trump is going to run, I think that even a low-ranking candidate with essentially moderate views, he won't win," the attorney continued. "But Trump will lose. So nobody is going to win this next election if it's Trump vs. Biden. It will be who has the most negatives and who loses the election."
Bartiromo reminded Dershowitz that he "supported Trump" by defending him during impeachment.
"You said Joe Biden was moderate!" the Fox News host exclaimed. "You said he has moderate policy. You said he has passed some good things. You said he did a good job in Ukraine. I don't know what you're talking about! This is not a moderate president. OK?"
An exclusive analysis by Revolver News can prove that the FBI is in possession of, but has refused to release, security camera footage of the January 6 pipe bomber planting the pipe bomb at the DNC building at 7:52 p.m. on January 5th.
This extraordinary revelation should be the immediate subject of Congressional inquiry as to why the FBI has stonewalled release of the footage.
An executive summary of the missing footage has been condensed in this video below:
As described above and in more detail below, the stationary camera overlooking the DNC park benches — from which the FBI released a clip on March 9, 2021 timestamped approximately 7:42 p.m. on the night of January 5 2021 — should have a clear “moneyshot” picture of the pipe bomber reaching in to his bag and depositing the pipe bomb by the right bottom corner of the circled park bench in the image below.
All the FBI needs to do is show the same video camera’s footage from 10 minutes later:
Update: Saturday – In the most recent update by the Palestinian Health Ministry, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells in the Gaza Strip has arrived to twenty-four, including six children, while the number of wounding Palestinians is two hundred three, including many children and women.
Update: Names of some of the wounded Palestinians in Rafah: Ahmad Ashraf al-Qaisi, 15, Elham Abdul-Aziz Fifill, 47, Mai Mohammad Abu Shaweesh, 35, Salah Samir Abu Shaweesh, 10, Suleiman Samir Abu Shaweesh, 12, Lolo Samir Abu Shaweesh, 13, Elaine Samir Abu Shaweesh, 7, Ahmad Eyad Hassouna, 3, (his brother Mohammad, 14, was killed), Ni’ma Ali Kabaja, 80, Fatima Ahmad Kabaja, 80, Khaled Sa’d al-Qeeq, 19, Suhad Jamal al-Modallal, 28, Eyad Mohammad Khaled Hassouna, 42, Suad Eyad Hassouna, 18. Some of them are in serious conditions.
A new, error-riddled paper in the journal Pediatrics arguing that "social contagion" is not a factor in the dramatic increase in trans-identifying youth has been debunked by specialists.
When the study emerged, left-wing media lauded its dubious conclusion as absolute truth, with the NBC News headline, "'Social contagion' isn’t causing more youths to be transgender, study finds."
Democrats on Sunday, as reported earlier by Cristina Laila, passed their $800 billion spending bill to crush small businesses, push up inflation, kill the US energy sector, destroy the middle class for years to come.
At age 48, Catherine “Cat” Parker had a complete and fulfilling life: two young adult children, a job as a manager of a construction company and work as a freelance photographer and photojournalist specializing in concert and music photography — a passion that allowed the Minnesotan to spend time on the road with her boyfriend, a guitar tech.
However, Parker’s life came crashing to a near-halt soon after she received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on April 1, 2021.
“Within two weeks after receiving the first vaccine, I began to have chronic fatigue
and insomnia,” Parker told The Defender. “I went to a couple of doctors … and they just said it was menopause that was causing it.”
Parker’s symptoms worsened significantly after she received the Pfizer booster on Nov. 9, 2021. “Within 2-3 weeks after the booster, my hair began falling out and I started having severe brain fog and chronic fatigue,” Parker said.
“I started having uncontrollable tremors, shaking and spasms, migraines, brain fog … to a point where I couldn’t communicate and couldn’t walk,” she added.
The two COVID-19 vaccinations she received marked just the beginning of a long and arduous journey, during which Parker experienced a growing number of symptoms that disrupted practically every aspect of her life, including her employment and personal relationships.
And, as is common with the victims of vaccine injuries, Parker’s concerns repeatedly were dismissed by doctors and medical experts.
Comedian Bill Maher told his HBO "Real Time with Bill Maher" audience Friday that the U.S. military is finding it hard to recruit soldiers because Americans are getting "too fat to fight," thanks in part to the "body positivity" culture of "woke" social justice warriors.
"It's literally a national security issue now," Maher declared. "Military recruitment is down by the most since the end of the draft because mainly 17- to 24-year-olds are too fat to fight."
According to a New York Times article from September 2019, roughly 1 in 5 U.S. Navy sailors qualified as being "obese," leading that branch of the service to curtail fried food and sugary drinks on its ships.
"Obesity negatively impacts physical performance and military readiness and is associated with long-term health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer and risk for all-cause mortality,” the Defense Department’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report announced in August of that year.
John Fetterman is running for US Senate from Pennsylvania. This is the best the Democrats have. He’s actually the perfect Democrat.
A hate crime awareness course which gave alleged offenders the chance to avoid prosecution has been scrapped by a police chief.
Hampshire Constabulary was among three forces in the country that ran the two-hour educational sessions for people accused of racism, sexism, misogyny and transphobia.
The restorative justice scheme was funded out of the force's Police and Crime Commissioner's budget, but faced controversy when a 51-year-old army veteran was offered the course after retweeting a meme - which showed four LGBT pride flags positioned to make a swastika.
He was told by police he could avoid prosecution if he took part in the session before they had conducted any investigation. He was subsequently released with no further action.
Donna Jones, Tory PCC for Hampshire, revealed on Sunday that she is ending the contract with the company which manages the programme as campaigners - including a former police officer who was also arrested during the incident - hailed the move as a victory over 'woke coppers'.
An active shooter was reported at Nordstrom’s at Tysons Corner shopping mall in Tysons, Virginia on Sunday.
Shoppers were seen running for safety after hearing what they thought was gunfire.
Late last week a Texas jury ordered Alex Jones to pay nearly $50 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook shootings, with two more trials still scheduled. These awards may be sharply reduced, but if they are not, the result will probably mean the destruction of Jones’ media empire.
For decades Jones has been one of America’s most prominent conspiracy theorists, and although I’ve never watched his show nor scarcely ever visited his website, under ordinary circumstances I would be quite sympathetic to his plight, given the tremendous record of dishonesty by his arch-enemies in the mainstream media.
From what I’ve read, Jones came to major national prominence in the early 2000s when he became a leading skeptic of the official 9/11 narrative, widely promoting public criticism of that official fairy tale when no one in the mainstream media and even few alternative journalists were willing to do so. I myself only became aware of these issues long afterward, and if I’d been listening to Jones at the time I would have learned some important facts years earlier.
What percent of fatal and nonfatal shootings in Baltimore have a black shooter? 95 percent? 96 percent?
What story could better describe life in Baltimore than what follows as a through the looking glass glimpse into a world white people long ago abandoned for the safe confines of the ‘burbs? [‘No Shoot Zone’ activist shot in East Baltimore on Wednesday, CBS Baltimore, August 3, 2022]:
BALTIMORE — Fresh data from the city’s Open Baltimore website shows 179 homicides were recorded in the first six months of this year, putting the city on pace for one of the deadliest years in Baltimore’s history.
The Baltimore Banner has described the first six months of 2022 the deadliest in Baltimore’s history—and the shootings just don’t stop.
The Baltimore Police Department reports that 10 shootings and five people killed over the past weekend alone along with 17 confirmed robberies.
This morning, police responded to yet another shooting in Southeast Baltimore.
The shooting happened on Rose Street but police found the 46-year-old gunshot victim around the corner on North Luzerne Street.
The gunshot victim is Tyree Moorehead—a former gang member who has been on a years-long mission to stop gun violence in Baltimore.
If there ever was a company who’s business model was affected by the clotshot, it’s the life insurance companies… and they keep a tight watch on all trends that would affect their bottom line. Notice how everyone still is dancing around the real cause… it seems like everyone knows but no one wants to say, making for an interesting song and dance routine. Should they not be able to statistically prove the cause, with all the data they can gather? Maybe the reason, is that the life insurance companies have a vested interest in dealing with the increase in death, but not identifying the cause?
The pandemic while being hard on many industries, created a boost and flood of capital into the real estate market. Housing has been one of the hottest sectors since Covid-19 came on the world stage. Now that we are overheating with inflation, those juicy low mortgage rates are no longer here. People are now maxed out on easy credit and the bill has come due in the form of inflation – we now need to tame it. The Fed has nearly no choice now but to boost rates as more in the public start realizing the challenge of using funny money to jack up home prices to crowd out young buyers. In fact, nearly 30 percent of young adults now live at home with their parents. This is a record in our modern era and speaks to the current housing market. Higher rates are cooling the market down at a time when Americans are debt strapped.
Alex Jones was sued because of something he said years ago after the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012. Liberals hate Alex Jones. Below is an example of why they hate him.
The “death map” tells the story of decades of sickness in the small northwest New Mexico communities of Murray Acres and Broadview Acres. Turquoise arrows point to homes where residents had thyroid disease, dark blue arrows mark cases of breast cancer, and yellow arrows mean cancer claimed a life.
Neighbors built the map a decade ago after watching relatives and friends fall ill and die. Dominating the top right corner of the map, less than half a mile from the cluster of colorful arrows, sits what residents believe is the cause of their sickness: 22.2 million tons of uranium waste left over from milling ore to supply power plants and nuclear bombs.
Neighbors created the “death map” to highlight cancer cases in New Mexico’s Murray Acres and Broadview Acres communities. Credit:Image courtesy of Candace Head-Dylla. Graphic composition by Mauricio Rodriguez Pons/ProPublica
“We were sacrificed a long time ago,” said Candace Head-Dylla, who created the death map with her mother after Head-Dylla had her thyroid removed and her mother developed breast cancer. Research has linked both types of illnesses to uranium exposure.
Beginning in 1958, a uranium mill owned by Homestake Mining Company of California processed and refined ore mined nearby. The waste it left behind leaked uranium and selenium into groundwater and released the cancer-causing gas radon into the air. State and federal regulators knew the mill was polluting groundwater almost immediately after it started operating, but years passed before they informed residents and demanded fixes.
Senate Democrats on Sunday passed Joe Biden’s massive tax-and-spend bill dubbed the ‘Inflation Reduction Act.’
The bill was passed in a 51-50 party-line vote after a 2-day vote-a-rama.
How many Americans have known someone who died from heroin or fentanyl overdose in the last 15 years?
In November the CDC announced that over 100,000 Americans died from overdose in 2021. This was another new record and followed Dr. Fauci’s devastating lockdowns and Joe Biden’s open border policies.
It’s common knowledge that open border policies mean more illegal drugs on American streets. Fentanyl is the most lethal drug ever created.
Recently, Matt Wood from KMOV news in St. Louis released a documentary on the fentanyl crisis in St. Louis, Missouri.
Matt spent months digging into the fentanyl crisis in St. Louis.
No more; where Ignorance is Bliss,
’Tis Folly to be wise.
The ecstatic callowness of the media is jaw-droppingly stupid when it comes to opining on Russia in general and Putin in particular. Consider first these headlines from the Washington Post’s opinion page.
Putin is doing his best to out-fascist Mussolini by George Will
The Senate on Sunday passed the Democrats’ sweeping economic package that would allocate billions of taxpayer dollars to facilitate the expansion of the Internal Revenue Service’s workforce.
The IRS would receive $80 billion if H.R. 5376, the $750 billion “Inflation Reduction Act” passes the House and lands on Biden’s desk. The funding would mark a 600 percent increase from 2021 when the bureau received $12.6 billion.
Meanwhile in the Democrat hellhole of New York City…
Smash-and-grab thieves stole more than $2 million in diamond jewelry from a Bronx jeweler Friday afternoon.
An employee buzzed in the first suspect who propped open the door and acted as lookout as three other thieves ran inside the jewelry store.
Three masked suspects smashed the display cases with hammers and stole $2.15 million worth of of gems.
The suspects ran southbound on Webster with the stolen merchandise, according to Crime Stoppers.
The suspect arrested last week for kidnapping a 12-year-old girl in Alabama is in the US illegally.
37-year-old Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes was arrested last week after an injured 12-year-old girl was found wandering down a road in Dadeville, Alabama.
Pasqual-Reyes tied the child to a bedpost, drugged her and assaulted her before she escaped by chewing through the restraints.
When police went to search through Pasqual-Reyes’ home, they discovered two decomposing bodies – the child’s 14-year-old brother and 29-year-old mother, WSFA reported.
A U.S. army veteran who pleaded guilty to stealing $2.1 million worth of military gear from the embattled Texas base Fort Hood was sentenced last week to just a year and a half behind bars.
Jessica Elaintrell Smith, 30, had already pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government in April. As part of the plea deal, another count on the indictment was dropped.
Smith, along with co-conspirators Nathan Nichols and Brandon Dominic Brown, are accused of taking 68 PAS-13 scopes, 47 RT 1523 radios, nine AN-PSC 5 radios, four PVS-14 scopes, three-night vision devices, three AN/PRC 117 radios, two receiver/transmitters and one AN-VRC-90 radio sometime overnight between June 16-17, 2021.
Amnesty International on Sunday apologized for the "distress and anger" they caused by releasing a report criticizing Ukrainian forces' use of human shields.
The report detailed how Ukrainian forces were occupying populated residential areas and using them to launch attacks.
Tuesday was a big primary day and it delivered many victories for America Firsters. Immigration Patriots triumphed over Establishment rivals and showed the GOP/GAP is being remade in the image of Donald Trump (despite all his faults). The next step is for these candidates to prove an America First message can triumph in a general election.
Here’s a breakdown of the most notable contests:
- Arizona Senate Primary: Trump-endorsed Blake Masters won a resounding victory, trumping his nearest opponent by nearly 11 points.
Deaton and Case coined the term Deaths of Despair in 2015 for the depressing ways working class whites were dying in the 21st century: overdoses, suicides, and cirrhosis. Since the “racial reckoning” and de-policing began on May 25, 2020, we’ve been seeing more blacks dying Deaths of Exuberance (homicides and car crashes).
This crash that killed six was at the corner of La Brea and Slauson not too far from Los Angeles International airport. View Park-Windsor Hills is a fairly upscale neighborhood that’s 70% black. The three victims whose names have been made public so far were black, as was the causer of the crash, an ICU neuro ward travel nurse (i.e., well-paid) from Texas driving a Mercedes. Unlike her half dozen victims, she escaped with minor injuries.
Obviously, no one traffic accident can be confidently attributed to a massive social trend. But it sure looks like blacks have been driving much worse since The Establishment decided after George Floyd’s demise that America’s big problem was too much rule of law. When cops stopped stopping blacks so much after Floyd Day, black traffic deaths shot up by about 50% from May 2020 to June 2020: