"It will give us, for a course of years, good government and then only end, due to the corruption of the people, in despotism, which will be the only form of government suitable for them." -- Benjamin Franklin on the Constitution Philadelphia, 1789.

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The New York Times bucked powerful pressure from the transgender lobby to showcase some of the teenagers who were pushed and harmed by irreversible surgery and body-changing hormones.

The landmark article may help many other progressives quietly recognize the cruelty of converting unhappy teenagers into lifetime subjects for use by the political lobby and its medical allies.

In the report, the New York Times interviewed Grace Powell, who, like many teenagers, didn’t feel comfortable in her own skin. She was unpopular and oftentimes bullied. When puberty hit, she felt that it had made everything worse, and she suffered from depression.

Then, when Powell was 12 or 13, she found transgender propaganda online and started to believe that the reason she didn’t feel comfortable in her body was because she had been born in the wrong body.

She also came across the argument that if one doesn’t transition, they will end up killing themselves — a narrative constantly promulgated by trans activists.

At 17, Powell told her parents that she believed she was the opposite sex. Her parents then “sent her to a gender specialist to make sure she was serious,” the New York Times reported.

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The Iraqi government says 16 people were killed in the latest round of US airstrikes in Iraq, including civilians. You might think 16 deaths as payback for three Americans killed by Iraqi militants would be more than enough, but you would be wrong. There will be many more.

I’ve been railing against the US war machine for around seven years now, and never during that time have I had more westerners on my side than right now. Never has the depravity of the western empire been more starkly exposed in the cold light of day.

Usually perceiving the monstrousness of US foreign policy requires some knowledge and understanding, some background and context, and I’ve had to spend my time providing that so readers could see what I’m seeing. Now it’s just a deluge of massacred children appearing right on people’s social media feeds, with the US president proudly acknowledging that he’s backing it and bombing countries throughout the middle east to help it continue.

There’s not really any way for the imperial propagandists to spin that as anything other than what it is. They try (my god do they try), but not enough people are buying it. Too many people are looking right at the emperor’s shriveled nutsack in the cold morning air and saying “Hey wait a second, this bitch is ass dick naked!”

Tags: IRAN, IRAQ, SYRIA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Google will no longer be keeping a backup of the entire Internet. Google Search's "cached" links have long been an alternative way to load a website that was down or had changed, but now the company is killing them off. Google "Search Liaison" Danny Sullivan confirmed the feature removal in an X post, saying the feature "was meant for helping people access pages when way back, you often couldn't depend on a page loading. These days, things have greatly improved. So, it was decided to retire it."

The feature has been appearing and disappearing for some people since December, and currently, we don't see any cache links in Google Search. For now, you can still build your own cache links even without the button, just by going to "https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:" plus a website URL, or by typing "cache:" plus a URL into Google Search. For now, the cached version of Ars Technica seems to still work. All of Google's support pages about cached sites have been taken down.

Cached links used to live under the drop-down menu next to every search result on Google's page. As the Google web crawler scoured the Internet for new and updated webpages, it would also save a copy of whatever it was seeing. That quickly led to Google having a backup of basically the entire Internet, using what was probably an uncountable number of petabytes of data. Google is in the era of cost savings now, so assuming Google can just start deleting cache data, it can probably free up a lot of resources.

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A Minnesota building, home to three prominent conservative organizations, was ravaged by a fire on Sunday morning, prompting an arson investigation.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has confirmed the incident as a potential case of arson, as reported by Alpha News. Ashlee Sherill, a public information officer with the ATF, did not provide further details about the ongoing investigation or potential suspects.

The investigation is being spearheaded by a multi-agency task force, comprising the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, the Hennepin County Fire Investigation team, and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall Division. The fire broke out around 2 am on Sunday at 8421 Wayzata Blvd in Golden Valley, prompting the Golden Valley Fire Department's immediate response.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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On Thursday evening Ivory Hecker, the host of Gateway: Beyond the Headlines interviewed Tara Reade, the woman who came forward in 2020 with credible sexual assault allegations against then-candidate Joe Biden. Tara fled to Russia in May 2024, is suing the Department of Justice over alleged misconduct.

Tara Reade revealed how the politicized FBI was targeting her on Gateway: Beyond the Headlines:

Tara Reade: Thank you, first of all, for having me on the show. I really appreciate it. And being allowed to tell know part of this history that’s happened. The FBI, you know, via the DOJ, has been very weaponized. And I think there’s been a lot of discussion about that on Capitol Hill with the hearings exposing how politicized and weaponized it’s been under the Biden regime.

However, when I discovered it, I discovered it earlier than some of the things that are being exposed now in covert and overt ways. There were things happening to me like I was being targeted with criminal, possible criminal charges, and I was being contacted through social media by different people. And when all of this first came forward in 2019. When I first came forward. And when all of this started happening, I went for help. When I was getting death threats, right? I was thinking this was coming from the outside, maybe someone unhinged or a bad actor or whatever. So I did what any normal citizen would do, and I went to the FBI for help. Little did I know that the FBI was targeting me. The Biden administration had named me as a Russian asset back in 2019, and it went from there…

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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A judge in the Virgin Islands has declared “there is no explanation” for why millions of dollars have been moving between one of Jeffrey Epstein’s secret bank accounts after his alleged death.

Tens of millions of dollars have been flowing from Epstein’s estate into this Virgin Islands account since his alleged suicide. To make matters even more suspicious, the account was nearly cleaned out by the beginning of 2020 with no clear explanation of where the money went.

Webmaster addition: I guess even ghosts have expenses! :)

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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An arson investigation is underway in Minnesota after a building that houses three of the state's most notable conservative organizations was engulfed in flames on Sunday morning.

Ashlee Sherill, a public information officer with the ATF, confirmed that the fire is being investigated as an arson, according to Alpha News. However, there were no further details on the investigation, including whether or not authorities have a possible suspect or suspects.

The investigation is being conducted by a multi-agency task force which includes the FBI, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, the Hennepin County Fire Investigation team and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall Division. The incident occurred around 2 am on Sunday. The Golden Valley Fire Department was dispatched to 8421 Wayzata Blvd.

Due to the location of the fires inside the building located in Golden Valley, one of the presidents of an impacted non-profit organization believes that conservative organizations were deliberately targeted.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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