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Tags: ECONOMY
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Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan says a draft General Assembly resolution recognizing the Palestinians as qualified to become a full UN member goes against the founding UN Charter, and would give the Palestinians the de facto status and rights of a state.

“If it is approved, I expect the United States to completely stop funding the UN and its institutions, in accordance with American law,” Erdan says, noting that adoption by the General Assembly would not change anything on the ground.

Under US law, Washington cannot fund any UN organization that grants full membership to any group that does not have the “internationally recognized attributes” of statehood. The US halted funding in 2011 for the UN cultural agency UNESCO after the Palestinians became a full member.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, UN
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A third massive trove of documents in the classified documents case of former President Donald Trump is expected to be released shortly, according to a ruling from Florida’s U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon.

The ruling, reported by investigative reporter Julie Kelly, is another blow to Biden Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith and his repeated attempts to keep redactions in place that have previously revealed coordination between his office, the White House, and the U.S. National Archives. Cannon’s ruling will make public two nonpublic defense motions declaring Smith’s “Unlawful Piercing of Attorney-Client Privilege” and a second seeking dismissal based on “Prosecutorial Misconduct and Due Process Violations.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Russian forces have made two cross-border assaults inside northern Ukraine, according to information from Ukrainian sources and officials, in what President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling a “new wave of counteroffensive actions” by Russia.

In the first development, Russian soldiers penetrated at least one kilometer towards the town of Vovchansk, a Ukrainian military source told CNN. The aim, the source said, “was to get 10 km deep and create a buffer zone at the border to secure Russian territory from feeling the war.”

In an official statement, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said Russian soldiers supported by armored vehicles had moved across the border at about 5:00am Friday, following a day of stepped-up attacks on the border area with guided aerial bombs and artillery.

The statement added that Ukrainian reserve units had been deployed to strengthen defenses in the area.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The FBI released on Tuesday a new batch of records about its investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill uprising—raising more questions about the event in the process.

Among the 107 pages of new records is a series of emails with the subject line, “Stand down. See below.” The emails are heavily redacted, and the individuals in the email thread are not identified. Only one person’s title was revealed: a supervisory intelligence analyst for the FBI’s DC office. Even the date and times of the emails are redacted, with the exception of one that was sent at 5:46 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2021.

The limited information in the emails suggests that law enforcement was investigating a group of people who travelled to Washington DC on Jan. 5.

We are standing down in [REDACTED]. The predicated subjects have been [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] is being informed. The only people from the group who are continuing to DC are non-subjects, who are not carrying weapons, and appear to be solely involved in legal First Amendment protesting,” one email from the thread stated.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Stung by media reports of young athletes dropping dead seemingly often and everywhere, and sensitive to the claim that studies relying on the passive VAERS reporting system drastically underreport vaccine events including deaths, the CDC looked at Oregon death certificates in an effort to eliminate reporting bias on COVID-19 vaccination deaths.  Here are excerpts of the abstract of its April 11, 2024 study:

COVID-19 vaccination has been associated with myocarditis in adolescents and young adults, and concerns have been raised about possible vaccine-related cardiac fatalities in this age group…To assess this possibility, investigators searched death certificates for Oregon residents aged 16–30 years who died during June 2021–December 2022 for cardiac or undetermined causes of death. For identified decedents, records in Oregon’s immunization information system were reviewed for documentation of mRNA COVID-19 vaccination received ≤100 days before death…No death certificate attributed death to vaccination. These data do not support an association between receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine and sudden cardiac death among previously healthy young persons. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months to prevent COVID-19 and complications, including death.

I know exactly what you’re thinking:  “There needs to be a quick and devastating published take down of its premises.  I don’t see anything like that on line yet — is it underway?” 

Answer: Yes, right here.

The CDC admits there is a small probability of COVID vaccine-induced myo- or pericarditis (henceforth “myo”), see, e.g., here and here, but it can’t get itself to admit there is any measurable risk of COVID vaccine-induced myo death, even to the point of dishonesty.  So let’s do the calculations ourselves.

In an Israeli Pfizer study appearing in the October 2021 NEJM, the myo incidence for those aged 16-29 (virtually identical to the age group in the Oregon study) with at least one dose is 5.49 per 100,000, or 1 in 18,215. 

A large European study appearing in the December 2023 IJC Heart & Vasculature which used the EudraVigilance database on 708 million doses of COVID vaccines of all brands administered in the EU/EAA found that the myo incidence for Moderna is about 1.8 times that of Pfizer and the other vaccines.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Officials from India and Japan responded to President Joe Biden’s latest attack on their countries following the president’s immigration remarks.

In what many have put down as one of Biden’s regular gaffes, the president called Japan and India “Xenophobic” countries.

“One of the reasons why our economy is growing is because of you and many others. Why? Because we welcome immigrants. We look to —the reason— look, think about it,” Biden said at a campaign fundraiser last week. “Why is China stalling so badly economically? Why is Japan having trouble? Why is Russia? Why is India? Because they’re xenophobic. They don’t want immigrants.” he added.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WHITE HOUSE
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President Joe Biden’s words have come back to bite him after he appeared to have laid the groundwork for his own impeachment before he became president.

President Joe Biden in 2019 endorsed the Democrat-led House’s bid to impeach former President Donald Trump over his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Democrats accused the former president of withholding aid to Ukraine in a bid to influence the 2020 election in his influence.

Tags: IMPEACHMENT, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
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