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Instagram is again limiting political content just one day before the first presidential debate of 2024. Meta, the parent company, changed users' settings to automatically restrict the amount of political content they can see on the platform every time they exit and reopen the app.

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  • Earlier this year, Instagram required users to manually opt-in to see political content from accounts they do not follow. This move was widely criticized by political content creators.
  • Now, Meta has again updated Instagram’s settings to automatically limit political content in users’ feeds, every time users exit the app, regardless of their previous settings.

  • The update appears to have been implemented within the last 48 hours and was first noticed by prominent political accounts on Tuesday night.

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According to a report from Kyle Tharp of FWIW, Meta’s latest move to restrict political content on Instagram comes just one day before the highly anticipated presidential debate of 2024. This change automatically adjusts users’ settings to limit political content every time they exit the app, making it more difficult for users to view political content organically.

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The Ukraine proxy conflict continues to feed the insatiable US cycle of arms spending and production, with yet another newly-unveiled manufacturing facility joining its ranks.

A Texas factory that reportedly cost US$500 million to build is geared towards boosting the gravy train of US warmongers.

NATO’s proxy conflict in Ukraine has an avid appetite for ammunition and has eaten its way into both US and EU stocks with lackluster results to show for it. The Pentagon is hoping the General Dynamics facility in Mesquite, Texas, will help satiate this ammo craving.

American factories in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, together produce about 36,000 155mm shells per month. Managed by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD.N), the new Universal Artillery Projectile Lines facility jam-packed with cutting-edge machinery can churn out 30,000 units per month for the Kiev regime.

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A former NCAA track and field champion who believes he is a woman said he planned on returning to the sport to capture subsequent female athletic records.

Cece Telfer won the women's NCAA national championship for 400m hurdles in 2019 and was part of a flurry of male athletes being identified for their dominance of female sports at the time.

Telfer reportedly transitioned from male to female in 2018 before dominating his sport.

In a new interview with an LGBT-focused outlet, Telfer said that he had plans to return to the track and dominate female athletes once again. He made multiple references throughout the interview to his dreams being "taken" from him through the rejection of male athletes in female comeptitions.

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There is no way for the West’s war against Russia to reach victory, according to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban who in a recent interview called the situation “hopeless.”

The only thing that will be accomplished if the bombs continue flying is ever-greater death and destruction in both countries, Orban said. Even if the West is somehow able to achieve “success” at some point, the cost in blood and treasure will be so high as to render the mission a failure.

“The situation looks like the Western world wants to defeat Russia with the help of Germany under the leadership of the United States,” Orban said.

“I think it is hopeless. And even if we succeed, which is not at all realistic, we will have to pay such a high price that it will not be worth it.”

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The top US military officer warned on Sunday that any Israeli military offensive into Lebanon would risk an Iranian response in defense of the powerful Hezbollah terror group there, and that US forces would be challenged to bolster Israel’s air defense umbrella.

Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown, chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Iran “would be more inclined to support Hezbollah” than it does the Hamas terror group in Gaza, “particularly if they felt that Hezbollah was being significantly threatened.”

Brown spoke to reporters as he traveled to Botswana for a meeting of African defense ministers.

Israeli officials have threatened a military offensive in Lebanon if there is no negotiated move to push Hezbollah away from the border, after more than eight months of increasingly intense attack on towns and military posts in northern Israel.

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The media’s villainy will soon be erased because it writes the script telling us what’s going on in the world

It is only right that we all take a moment to celebrate the victory of Julian Assange’s release from 14 years of detention, in varying forms, to be united, finally, with his wife and children – two boys who have been denied the chance to ever properly know their father.

His last five years were spent in Belmarsh high-security prison as the United States sought to extradite him to face a 175-year jail sentence for publishing details of its state crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

For seven years before that he was confined to a small room in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, after Quito awarded him political asylum to evade the clutches of a law-breaking US empire determined to make an example of him.

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Just before Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in their second presidential debate, then-National Intelligence Director James Clapper met in the White House with a small group of advisers to President Obama to hatch a plan to put out a first-of-its-kind intelligence report warning the voting public that "the Russian government" was interfering in the election by allegedly breaching the Clinton campaign’s email system.

On Oct. 7, 2016 – just two days before the presidential debate between Trump and Clinton – Clapper issued the unprecedented intelligence advisory with Obama’s personal blessing. It seemed to lend credence to what the Clinton camp was telling the media — that Trump was working with Russian President Vladimir Putin through a secret back channel to steal the election. Sure enough, the Democratic nominee pounced on it to smear Trump at the debate.

And that wouldn’t be the only historically consequential maneuver for Clapper, whose role in skewing presidential campaigns might deserve a special place in the annals of nefarious election meddling – by, in this case, a domestic, not foreign, intelligence service.

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500 medical workers killed during Israel’s military assault on Gaza, UN says

“This equates to an average of two health care workers killed every day,” British charity warns.

 

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Israel has justified attacks on health care facilities on the basis of sometimes-disputed claims that Hamas is using them for various military reasons. | Omar Al-Qattaa/AFP via Getty Images

June 26, 2024 6:16 pm CET 

By Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana 

The United Nations accused Israel of carrying out "systematic attacks" on hospitals as a British charity decried the killing of 500 health care workers since the war in Gaza began.

Israel retaliated following the Hamas militant group's massacre of more than 1,000 people and the taking of Israeli hostages on October 7. The Israel Defense Forces have been waging a military campaign in Gaza which has so far killed more than 37,000 people.

“As of 25 June, 500 healthcare workers have been killed in Gaza since Israel’s military assault began in October. This equates to an average of two healthcare workers killed every day, with one in every 40 healthcare workers, or 2.5% of Gaza’s healthcare workforce, now dead,” said British charity Medical Aid for Palestinians in a statement Wednesday.

Claire's Observations:  You have to understand that from the perspective of the current regime in Tel Aviv, assassinating medical professionals; destroying hospitals; and destroying sewer lines anywhere Palestinians may have been living, all have  very intrinsic, and thoroughly linked, objectives for their plans to exterminate Palestinians where they have lived, and "liberating" Gaza, so that no one but Israelis and Jews can live there.  

This is where the Israeli state THINKS it is going, right now, and  the governmental hubris exhibited here, is palpable.

But when you assassinate medical professionals, and destroy the hospitals in which they have worked and the sanitation has been destroyed, that means that people have no where to go if they are sick and/or wounded. So, the stage is set for both opportunistic diseases, and malnutrition, to destroy people slowly and with an incredible degree of pain.  

Because of what they have done here, and how they have done it, this outcome is precisely what the regime in Tel Aviv wants to have happen.

So I would very strongly caution the current regime in Tel Aviv on the following. 

First, please be very careful what you wish for for the outcome here, as karma has a NASTY way of reciprocating, when intentions are not truly moral, just, and compassionate.  

And secondly, please:  those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it; and Prime Netanyahu, if you honestly search your heart, and remember the history of your people, you will fully understand my meaning here.

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Alleged “confessions” by two Palestinians in Israeli custody, who were filmed admitting to multiple rapes, murders, and kidnappings on October 7, do not match the events of that day, are contradicted by copious evidence, and were likely coerced through torture. US and British media are running with the stories regardless.

On May 23, 2024, Britain’s Daily Mail published what it described as “exclusive” interrogation tapes it had been handed by Israeli intelligence. The Murdoch-owned tabloid claimed the supposed confessions exposed a pair of “father and son Hamas rapists” who had admitted “going house to house carrying out sex attacks and murder.” The proof of this apparent bombshell story consisted of two short snippets of heavily edited footage in which a wide-eyed Palestinian father and son are shown confessing to raping, killing, and kidnapping Israeli civilians from Kibbutz Nir Oz in Israel on October 7th. 

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Preparing for the debate is like gearing up for hiking up Mount Everest. You need strategy, endurance, and a lot of training. This week, President Joe Biden is sequestered at Camp David, prepping intensely for his debate against Donald Trump, and what we’re seeing is… extremely concerning.

For years, Biden has carefully scripted his interactions with the press. He’s avoided impromptu encounters, ensuring every word is vetted and rehearsed. Meanwhile, his opponent, Donald Trump, thrives in off-the-cuff situations, thanks to his reality TV experience and his previous term as president.

The stakes couldn’t be higher for Biden. His campaign knows that every second counts, especially with his declining approval ratings. Biden’s team is sparing no expense, pulling out all the stops to make sure he doesn’t fumble in front of millions.

From The New York Times via Yahoo! News:
At Camp David, a movie theater and an airplane hangar have been outfitted with lights and production equipment to create a mock debate stage. At least 16 current and former aides, summoned from Washington and Wilmington, Delaware, whiz back and forth on golf carts to join President Joe Biden in strategy sessions. Biden is entering his fifth day of preparations at the presidential retreat in the woods of northern Maryland for Thursday’s debate against Donald Trump.

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Residents of a homeowner's association in Florida forced the entire board to resign after they voted to make each townhome owner pay an extra $60,000 special assessment.

The HOA sent letters to residents of the Villas of Carillon in Feather Sound telling them that they would have to come up with $60,000 in order to fully fund the maintenance accounts required by the state.

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I simply cannot believe that the mainstream media is ignoring this huge story. After multiple rounds of FOIA requests and court orders, documents very reluctantly released by the RKI in Germany (the equivalent of our CDC) showing that health officials deliberately lied to the public about the dangers of COVID and the COVID vaccine so that the government wouldn’t cut their funding. Worldwide press blackout on this story. You aren’t supposed to know.
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According to a recent NerdWallet survey conducted by The Harris Poll, here are some key findings related to the cost of raising children: Overall Cost: Around 1 in 5 parents of minors who don’t plan to have more kids (22%) cite the overall cost of raising another child as too high. This concern is shared by 30% of millennial parents who don’t plan to have more children.
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Tensions between Israel and the Lebanese group Hezbollah seem to be escalating as Israel’s war on Gaza nears nine months.

Since October 8, when Hezbollah launched attacks on Israel in solidarity with the Palestinian people, Israel has attacked it nearly four times as much, with more than 6,000 attacks along the 120km (75-mile) border.

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On June 22, a viral video showed a Palestinian man strapped to an Israeli military vehicle, passing by ambulances. Francesca Albanese, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), called it “human shielding in action.” The man, Mujahed Azmi from Jenin, had reportedly been shot and beaten before being tied to the jeep during a raid on Jenin’s Jabriyat neighborhood. The U.S. State Department labeled the action “absolutely unacceptable.”

One of the primary justifications used by the Israeli military for civilian casualties in Gaza is the alleged use of human shields by Hamas. Historically, Israel incorporated this practice into its military doctrine before it was officially ruled illegal, though it reportedly continues.

Despite the condemnation, the U.S. only urged Israel to investigate internally and took no further action. The Israeli military acknowledged that the actions in the video “violated military protocol” and promised to hold those responsible accountable.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Amid growing fear of a full-scale invasion, Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes against the southern Lebanon town of Khiam, using incendiary white phosphorous bombs, according to the National News Agency.

Israel has not commented on the use of white phosphorous in a populated civilian area, nor is it likely to. The extent of any casualties is not known at the present.

In recent weeks, the use of phosphorous, even including flinging fireballs into Lebanon with medieval trebuchets, has become a go-to Israeli strategy. At the time, Israel maintained setting fires was a security measure, clearing brush in the agricultural areas of southern Lebanon.

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While there is much focus on a possible Israeli re-invasion of Lebanon, the first since 2006, it appears the nearby island nation Cyprus may become embroiled, with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warning Cyprus against giving Israel access to military bases or airports.

“Opening Cypriot airports and bases to the Israeli enemy to target Lebanon would mean that the Cypriot government is part of the war and the resistance will deal with it as part of the war,” Nasrallah admonished.

Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides meantime has downplayed the possibility of such entanglement in the conflict, insisting Cyprus remains uninvolved and will remain uninvolved in Israel’s wars.

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Turkey's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said Ankara has received intelligence reports that indicated Cyprus had become a military base for operations in Gaza. 

“We constantly see in intelligence that the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus is a base for certain countries in operations targeting Gaza,” he said during an interview broadcast by Haberturk on Monday.

“When we brought this to the agenda, our European counterparts suddenly declared it a logistics base.” 

Fidan added that using the island for military operations nearby would benefit neither Greece nor the Greek administration in the divided island, and said that calling it a “logistics hub” was an attempt to veil military operations. 

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The United Nations accused Israel of carrying out "systematic attacks" on hospitals as a British charity decried the killing of 500 health care workers since the war in Gaza began.

Israel retaliated following the Hamas militant group's massacre of more than 1,000 people and the taking of Israeli hostages on October 7. The Israel Defense Forces have been waging a military campaign in Gaza which has so far killed more than 37,000 people.

“As of 25 June, 500 healthcare workers have been killed in Gaza since Israel’s military assault began in October. This equates to an average of two healthcare workers killed every day, with one in every 40 healthcare workers, or 2.5% of Gaza’s healthcare workforce, now dead,” said British charity Medical Aid for Palestinians in a statement Wednesday.

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Some of the 51 “Spies Who Lie” were active CIA contractors when they claimed files from first son Hunter Biden’s laptop had “the classic earmarks” of Russian disinformation ahead of the 2020 election — a fact that was uneasily noted inside the agency, records acquired by The Post show.

Former CIA acting director Michael Morell, who previously told Congress he organized the Oct. 19, 2020, letter to give former Vice President Joe Biden a “talking point” ahead of a debate against President Donald Trump, was under contract with the CIA at the time, the agency told Congress.

Ex-agency inspector general David Buckley also was a contractor at the time of the letter, according to an interim report from two House committees investigating the matter, and records suggest that at least two other letter-signers may also have had active contracts at the time.

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Joe Biden was last seen in public a week ago when he flew from Delaware to Maryland to spend a week of debate prep at the presidential retreat Camp David located in Catoctin Mountain Park. When asked how debate prep was going, Biden gave reporters a thumbs up as he walked to board Air Force One in Wilmington last Thursday evening.

Biden and President Trump will face off tomorrow night in Atlanta at a debate hosted by CNN. In contrast to Biden’s seclusion, Trump has traveled the country, giving speeches, holding a rally, attending fundraisers and mingling with the public in unscripted settings.

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New FOIA emails obtained by Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch show the CIA panicking and making sure all hands were on deck to stop the Hunter Biden laptop from hell spreading like wildfire shortly before the 2020 election.

In October of 2020 – just days before the presidential election – 51 former intelligence officials signed and published a letter that baselessly decried the contents of Hunter’s ‘laptop from hell’ had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

This was a lie.  They all knew it was a lie. The fake news media ran with the story anyway.

Mike Morell, former CIA acting director under Obama immediately sent out an email making sure the infamous Hunter laptop letter by the 51 spies who lied was approved.

“This is a rush job, as it needs to get out as soon as possible,” Morell wrote in an email on Monday, October 19, 2020, at 6:36 a.m., to the CIA’s Publications Classification Review Board (PCRB) with a copy to Marc Polymeropoulos, a former CIA senior intelligence officer.

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The owners of Polyfill.io have relaunched the JavaScript CDN service on a new domain after polyfill.io was shut down as researchers exposed it was delivering malicious code on upwards of 100,000 websites. The Polyfill service claims that it has been "maliciously defamed" and been subject to "media messages slandering Polyfill." The Polyfill.io domain appears to have been shut down as of today by its registrar Namecheap. The service owners have, however, relaunched the service on a new domain and claim that there are "no supply chain risks."
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In a significant blow to Soros-backed Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s administration, Diana Teran, one of his top officials tasked with maintaining ‘ethics and integrity,’ is facing 11 serious felony charges.

Teran, who was heavily involved in managing critical law enforcement databases, is accused of illegally accessing over 1,600 peace officer files, according to a report by FOX 11.

Teran’s case is linked to an incident involving Joseph Iniguez, who was Gascón’s chief of staff at the time of his controversial arrest in December 2021 on a traffic violation and suspicion of drunken driving.

Iniguez, who has since been promoted to chief deputy district attorney, was allegedly recorded clashing with police officers and interrupting their investigation while under the influence of alcohol.

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James O’Keefe on Tuesday dropped another undercover video in OMG’s “Disney Tapes” series.

In part one, O’Keefe Media Group last Thursday released an undercover video of the Senior Vice President at The Walt Disney Company detailing discriminatory hiring practices.

The senior VP told OMG’s undercover journalist that Disney is not considering any white men for the job.

“Nobody else is going to tell you this, but they’re not considering any white males for the job,” says Michael Giordano, a Vice President of Business affairs, “there’s no way we’re hiring a white male.”

Giordano revealed Disney uses “code words and buzzwords” to avoid legal action and even mentions a candidate being rejected for not looking black enough. Giordano also admitted Disney gives bonuses to executives for practicing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), agreeing that “diversity helps with financial incentives.”

The Disney VP said there will be a lawsuit at some point over the company’s discriminatory hiring practices.

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By allowing the US government to compel Julian Assange to plead guilty to a crime he did not commit, America has condemned itself to be a land where telling the truth is a crime.

“The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.”

Justice Hugo Black, The New York Times versus The United States, 1971

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