"Nobody gets up one day and decides to be a terrorist for no reason. They don't hate us for our freedoms. They hate us and commit acts of terror because one day, as they are going about their normal lives, there is a horrendous blast and people they have known all their lives are lying in bloody shreds at their feet, mixed in with shrapnel stamped 'Made in the USA.'" -- Michael Rivero

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An agency of the federal government “flagged” Bible purchases as an indication of “extremism” in communications with banks following the events of January 6, 2021.

“We now know the federal government flagged terms like ‘MAGA’ and ‘TRUMP,’ to financial institutions if Americans completed transactions using those terms,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH, wrote on X. “What was also flagged? If you bought a religious text, like a BIBLE, or shopped at Bass Pro Shop.”

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The scuffle in Kiev over replacing the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine General Valeri Zaluzny continues.

CNN reports that he will be fired within the next 48 hours.

Zelensky set to announce dismissal of Ukraine’s top commander within days as rift grows over war, source says - CNN, Jan 31, 2024

This will not go down well with the electorate and, moreover, with the soldiers of the Ukrainian forces:

A poll published by the Kyiv Institute of Sociology in December found 88% of Ukrainians supported the top general. Zelensky’s approval rating, though also high, was considerably lower at 62%.

Or, as the Washington Post provides:

It is far from clear that any new commander will be able to improve Ukraine’s difficult situation on the battlefield without significantly more forces and weapons — precisely what Zaluzhny has demanded of Zelensky, adding tension to what was already a fraying relationship.

Zaluzhny’s popularity — both within the military and among ordinary citizens — makes his removal a political gamble for Zelensky. It also poses strategic risks at a time when Russia has intensified its attacks and Western security assistance for Kyiv has slowed. The general has built strong rapport with his Western counterparts and has often been able to advocate directly for certain materiel and seek counsel on battlefield strategy.

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Russian investigators said on Thursday they had evidence showing that Ukraine’s military shot down a Russian Il-76 military transport plane last week with U.S.-made Patriot surface-to-air missiles.

The Russian Air Force Il-76 fell from the skies on Jan. 24. Russia said all 74 people on board, including 65 captured Ukrainian soldiers en route to be swapped for Russian prisoners of war, were killed, and blamed Kyiv for downing the plane.

The investigators released footage of body parts which they said proved those aboard were Ukrainian military personnel.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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In a hilarious twist, it turns out that Republican Congressman Tom Emmer, the man claiming Ilhan Omar is doing a very dirty deed by saying she’s fighting for Somalia, is a major recipient of funding from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

AIPAC is an Israeli lobbying group that demands that American politicians act in the explicit interests of Israel before those of the United States. The Jewish group pays politicians to promote this agenda.

On opensecrets.org, we see that AIPAC was the biggest donor for the 2023-2024 campaign year of the Minnesota Congressman.

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As we enter Black History Month, we can expect further calls for reparations by the U.S. government to African Americans, but as an extraordinary thread on X this week detailed, we already had reparations for enterprising African Americans during COVID. Many created seemingly fake businesses to get payroll protection loans, nearly all of which apparently were subsequently forgiven. 

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Democrats talk a big game about 'Republican attacks on Social Security,' but 75% of House Dems just voted against deporting migrants who commit Social Security fraud.

Introduced by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) in December, H.R. 6678 passed with 172 "yea" votes, and 155 "nay" votes - all Democrats, with 55 of them voting with the Republicans.

As former Trump adviser and head of the America First Legal Foundation Stephen Miller posted on X, "155 HOUSE DEMOCRATS — 75% OF THEIR CONFERENCE — JUST VOTED AGAINST DEPORTING CRIMINAL MIGRANTS WHO COMMIT SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD AND ROB OUR SENIORS."

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According to several reports the Trump election interference case in Washington DC has been removed from the court calendar.

The case has been postponed indefinitely.

The lawsuit against the former US President was originally scheduled for March 4, 2024 before Super Tuesday.
This is a huge blow to radical Obama Judge Tanya Chatkun and the Marxist horde in America.

 

The Democrat Party and globalist left was hoping to use this lawfare case to damage Trump in the mainstream media before Super Tuesday.

Now they have to focus on the ridiculous lawfare cases in the communist New York City courts to damage Trump that have already been decided before they start.

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Four out of five illegal migrants who were caught on camera attacking two NYPD cops in Times Square were arrested, set free on no bail, and then given free bus tickets to California.

Following their release, a smirking Johan Boada, 22, could be seen giving a double middle finger to media covering the situation.

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Amidst a cost-of-living crisis in Britain, London experiences a 23% surge in rough sleepers. Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for urgent government intervention as emergency accommodation usage rises. Strikingly, 242 newly-granted refugees report homelessness after leaving government-provided shelter. Meanwhile, in Germany, thousands of doctors and medical center employees strike against low wages and high costs, underscoring broader societal challenges.
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Mexico is furious and demands an investigation into how belt-fed machine guns, rocket launchers, and grenades are ending up in the hands of cartel members, the country's top diplomat said.

"The (Mexican) Defense Department has warned the United States about weapons entering Mexico that are for the exclusive use of the US army," Foreign Relations Secretary Alicia Bárcena said, who was quoted by AP News.

Bárcena said, "It is very urgent that an investigation into this be carried out."

In June, the Mexican Army announced it had seized a dozen rocket launchers, 56 grenade launchers, and 221 fully automatic machine guns since 2018

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Farmers in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Romania, and other countries across Europe are protesting radical leftist governments by obstructing major transport networks with tractors. This widespread populist movement is sweeping Europe at a time when over-regulation, taxes, and the climate change agenda threaten the livelihoods of not just farmers but working-class people and comes several months before the European election cycle kicks off in June.

Some countries hit hardest by protests have been Germany, Italy, Belgium, and France. Protests are expected to spread to Spain and Portugal.

On Tuesday, France's new prime minister, Gabriel Attal, promised farmers emergency funds and stricter trade controls on foreign products to guarantee fair competition.

However, that might not have been enough, as the farmer's union in France was unimpressed by concessions offered by the French government. They encouraged their members to continue the fight.

"I'm so proud of you," Serge Bousquet-Cassagne, head of Lot-et-Garonne department's farmer's association, told protesters in the south of Paris.

Bousquet-Cassagne said:

"You are fighting this battle because if we don't fight we die."

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A key purpose underlying the Ukraine War was made clear at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos in January when Philipp Hildebrand, vice chairman of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, announced the start of a much-touted Ukrainian Reconstruction Bank in five to six months.

The Reconstruction Bank is being put together by BlackRock and JPMorgan Chase for the Ukrainian government.

Many of its initiatives will be overseen by Penny Pritzker,  who was appointed by the Biden administration as a special envoy for Ukrainian reconstruction.

The Reconstruction Bank has secured $500 million in pledges by foreign investors seeking to profit off of Ukraine’s reconstruction with the expectation that another $500 million will be secured in the next six months.

One of the potential investors is Robert Kraft, the billionaire paper manufacturer and owner of the New England Patriots, who has been part of JPMorgan-led discussions on rebuilding Ukraine for the past year, and is now seriously considering building paper manufacturing factories in western Ukraine.

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It's open season on law enforcement in Governor Ron DeSantis' Florida -- so long as you're the son of an Israeli diplomat. 

From Local 10, "Israeli diplomat's son accused of running over Sunny Isles cop — but he could escape charges":

Avraham Gil is the son of Eli Gil, a diplomat at the Israeli consulate in Miami.

According to the U.S. Department of State, "Family members forming part of the household of diplomatic agents enjoy precisely the same privileges and immunities as do the sponsoring diplomatic agents."

Gil's attorneys argued in court that that applies to him.

Local 10 News said it's not entirely clear whether Gil can claim immunity or not but as they noted, he was released from court and allowed to go home.

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How voices are silenced.

The expression is, “you can’t make that up” – to signal the level of the absurdity of a situation.

Meanwhile, groups calling themselves “fact checkers” and those bankrolling them keep making things up. And becoming used to it aside, their work still feels as if – “you can’t make that up.”

When names like the Omidyar Network, George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, and Meta start cropping up in the same sentence, you start believing anything could come out of an “alliance” of the sort.

Here we have yet another supposedly “fact-checking” effort that turned into a smear campaign against people engaged in lawful protest regarding economic, social, and political issues.

German “Fact Checker” That Received Funding From Government, Facebook, Omidyar Network, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Dismisses German Farmers As “Conspiracy Theorists”

 

 

 

How voices are silenced.

The expression is, “you can’t make that up” – to signal the level of the absurdity of a situation.

Meanwhile, groups calling themselves “fact checkers” and those bankrolling them keep making things up. And becoming used to it aside, their work still feels as if – “you can’t make that up.”

When names like the Omidyar Network, George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, and Meta start cropping up in the same sentence, you start believing anything could come out of an “alliance” of the sort.

Here we have yet another supposedly “fact-checking” effort that turned into a smear campaign against people engaged in lawful protest regarding economic, social, and political issues.

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Hundreds of thousands dead in Eastern Europe as the Russia-Ukraine war is about to reach a grim 2-year mark... tens of thousands of civilians slain in Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank... Iraq, Syria, and Yemen again sliding into chaos, on the precipice of yet more Western military intervention... no one wins

Correction: someone does win....

With all the global geopolitical flashpoints erupting at the same time in the last year, Western defense firms have been raking it in, with US arms exports in particular reaching a record high in fiscal year 2023.

"The United States sold $238 billion worth of weapons to foreign governments in 2023, as many European countries sought to replace stock sent to Ukraine for its defense against invading Russian forces," Stripes writes. "That sum is a 16% increase from the year before and includes sales by U.S. arms companies and those directly negotiated by Washington, a statement Monday from the State Department said."

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So, what’s the big deal with data nowadays? Well, it’s like we’ve struck oil in our backyards, but instead of crude, it’s zeroes and ones flowing through the fiber-optic pipelines. It’s the new gold rush, and there’s a mad scramble for control. This isn’t just about who gets the biggest slice of the digital pie—it’s about baking an entirely new societal hierarchy. And here’s the kicker: as we increasingly lean on AI for everything from deciding which shoes to buy to diagnosing our sniffles, we’re inadvertently weaving a web of dependency. Are we nurturing a generation of tech-savvy savants or sleepwalking into becoming AI’s unquestioning sidekicks? Let’s unravel this tangled ball of yarn together and see where the threads lead us.

Whitney Webb and myself delve deeper into how this narrative might impact society at large or explore specific strategies for individuals and organizations to navigate this shift. Are you ready to join us as we decode the matrix of modern-day feudalism?

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY
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Zuckerberg is constantly being bullied. How the hell can he be responsible for what billions of people do on his website? It’s a “platform,” remember? He’s actually, literally not responsible for what people do there. It’s in Section 230.
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Her first husband and the father to her three children is a senior adviser to the Somali president she calls her "uncle," who allegedly sold out his country to foreign powers.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) have pledged to “protect the interests of Somalia” over the U.S., but she aligns herself and her powerful Somali political network with a puppet regime in Mogadishu that sold her home country out to foreign powers.

A series of speeches from Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to the Somali community in Minnesota has resurfaced on social media and cable news, sparking an righteous uproar about her commitment to America as a United States congresswoman.

In one of the videos, Omar tells the audience that she has a “special relationship” with “our president,” but she’s not referring to Joe Biden. She’s talking about Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

"I call him uncle and he calls me his girl," she explained, adding, "Somalia is our home. It is our heart. We always think about Somalia."

In the other clip, Omar pledges to “protect the interests of Somalia within the U.S. system".

Tags: AFRICA, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Double Standard: Pro-Life Activists Could Get 11 Years In Prison For Protesting Abortion Clinic

One of the surest signs that a society is falling into authoritarianism is the development of double standards in law enforcement and criminal prosecution in the name of political division.  When laws are created or used to target one political group above another, and those people are consistently punished by officials more harshly than other groups who commit similar offenses, then your nation is on a fast-track to Orwell's Animal Farm.

In other words, “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others...”

This week, six pro-life activists were prosecuted and convicted under a little known federal law called the “FACE Act” for blocking entrances to an abortion clinic in Tennessee in 2021.  Protesters performed a “sit-in” and sang hymns until they were removed by police.  Using the FACE Act, prosecutors turned the case into a federal matter carrying felony charges.  The activists could be sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for protesting.  Here is what they are guilty of doing...

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'IRGC Is Getting Out Of Dodge': Biden Has Telegraphed Syria-Iraq Response Too Much

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in a Thursday press briefing claimed that "Our soldiers were killed by Iranian agents," in reference to the weekend drone attack on a Jordanian base which killed three American troops. It is now being widely reported that the Pentagon will launch multiple days of airstrikes on 'Iranian targets' and assets in Syria and Iraq.

Biden admin officials in the last two days have been leaking to the press information about the scope of operations. But Iran hawks aren't happy, saying this level of telegraphing has given Iranian and IRGC officers ample time and opportunity to vacate their bases.

Even as of Monday there were widespread reports that Iran-linked groups were temporarily abandoning their bases in the region, fearing immediate major attacks.

One think tank Iran hawk, Jason Brodsky, complained on Thursday as US strikes are imminent, "The U.S. government is really helping IRGC terrorists get out of Dodge—the long lead time coupled with visibility into the U.S. response. It raises all kinds of questions and none of them are good."

 

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What Is Nikki Haley Doing?

She wants to hurt Donald Trump. Imagine that you previously served in President Trump’s cabinet and were so horrified by what you saw that you concluded he should never sit in the Oval Office again. Or, imagine that you simply despise the guy and think he’s categorically unfit to be president. What would you do?

YMMV (your mileage may vary, for readers below a certain age), but you could certainly do a whole lot worse than what Haley is doing. By staying in and needling the former president, she delays him from claiming the mantle of GOP nominee and from transitioning to the general election. She knocks him off message, as he feels compelled to punch down, hard (as opposed to giving, say, his gracious Iowa speech). Her criticisms echo those coming from President Biden’s camp, so they probably soften Biden up some for the general election.

What’s in it for her? If she fits the bill of someone in the first paragraph, it speaks for itself. If not? A job from wealthy donors? A network television show? The speaking circuit? Plenty of opportunities are available for failed presidential candidates, especially those who attack a candidate the establishment genuinely despises

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In what can only be a surprising move, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has openly defied the White House and invoked Article 1 section 10 of the US constitution as a reason to ignore the Biden Administration's demand that the State government cease erecting a border barrier along the Texas-Mexico border.

For months, the federal government has ratcheted up threats against the state government and condemned Texas for erecting razor-wire barriers and other impediments to migration. The White House has sued to force the demolition of these barriers in further efforts to increase foreign migration into Texas. Texas took legal action of its own against the federal order. However, on Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Federal government could proceed with its plans to cut the razor-wire barrier. 

Texas officials, however, have refused to grant federal agents access to the border. This extends a Texas policy that has essentially ejected federal personnel from a 2.5 mile stretch of the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass which has been used extensively by coyotes, cartels, and migrants as an entry point into the US. 

The situation continues to escalate, and now Washington Democrats are demanding that Biden "take control" of the National Guard and turn it against the state government. 

The situation is shocking because Republican-controlled state and local governments rarely show any willingness to oppose federal usurpations of local authority. For decades, the standard operating procedure of Republicans has been to instantly surrender the second anyone in Washington utters the phrase "supremacy clause" or the Supreme Court makes a ruling. Democrats, on the other hand, routinely scoff at federal supremacy, such as with "sanctuary cities." 

This is a rare instance in which a Republican-controlled state government has not immediately bent the knee in the name of national unity and "law and order." 

So, what exactly does the Texas governor's declaration say? Overall, it makes the case that the Biden administration has been ignoring federal immigration laws and illegally withdrawing border-control operations from the Texas-Mexico border.

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Escobar: Will The Hegemon Ever Accept A New Westphalian World Order?

A new book by scholar Glenn Diesen, The Ukraine War & The Eurasian World Order,  out in mid-February, asks the make-or-break question of the young 21st century: will the Hegemon accept a new geopolitical reality, or will it go Captain Ahab on Moby Dick and drag us all to the depths of a – nuclear – abyss?

An extra touch of poetic beauty is that the analysis is conducted by a Scandinavian. Diesen is a professor at the University of Southeast Norway (USN) and an associate editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal. He had a stint at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, working closely with the inimitable Sergey Karaganov.

It goes without saying that European MSM won’t touch him; rabid yells – “Putinista!” – prevail, including in Norway, where he’s been a prime target of cancel culture.

That’s irrelevant, anyway. What matters is that Diesen, an affable, unfailingly polite man and an ultra-sharp scholar, is aligned with the rarified cream of the crop who is asking the questions that really matter; among them, whether we are heading towards a Eurasian-Westphalian world order.

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A majority of Germans oppose the government’s radical immigration law, which will allow up to 2.5 million foreigners to obtain German citizenship in time for the federal election in 2025.

The poll, which was conducted by Insa on behalf of the Protestant News Agency, found that 51 percent of Germans are opposed to the new law, with only 32 percent supporting it. Not only is the law opposed by the majority of Germans, but they have a 19-point lead over supporters. Another 14 percent said they did not know how they felt about the law, and 3 percent had no answer for pollsters.

However, arguably an even more devastating poll from the Security Report 2024, conducted by the Allensbach Institute, shows that the population’s overall approval of the federal government’s current refugee policy is extremely low, with 65 percent of those surveyed saying that they did not consider their policy to be correct. According to the security report, over 80 percent of those surveyed have little or no trust in the federal government’s migration policy.

In the same poll, almost half (48 percent) of those questioned said that crime in Germany was increasing due to the influx of refugees, while in 2016, this figure was only 37 percent. The actual federal crime data shows that foreigners are vastly overrepresented in serious crimes, including murder, rape, robbery, and assault.

Germany’s new law would reduce the amount of time foreigners need to reside in Germany to be eligible for citizenship from seven years to five years, and in some cases, allow them to obtain citizenship in as little as three years. It would also allow for dual passports

 

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