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If February’s Black History Month seems to have come around again very quickly, that is because it never really goes away. In fact, if it appears about to become year-round.The Black caucus behind the organization’s UK chapter is attempting to make that the case officially. Why stop the carnival?

BHM falls in October in the UK, but by the time Brits get to celebrate once again, it may already be permanent.

The argument for permanent Black History was recently made in an article by three academics from The University of Westminster Deborah Husbands [Tweet her], Stephen Bunbury [Email him]and Dibyesh Anand[Tweet him].

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Israel’s stated plan to forcibly transfer more than 1.4 million Palestinians in Rafah “amounts to a continuing Nakba, and a genocidal act,” three human rights groups said on Monday, urging immediate international intervention.

Rafah, located in southern Gaza along the border with Egypt, endured some of the deadliest hours of Israel’s military offensive, now in its fifth month, in the early hours of Monday.

More than 28,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed since 7 October, with thousands more missing under the rubble. An untold number of Palestinians have died from hunger and disease in a secondary wave of mortality resulting from Israel’s military offensive and siege.

The vast majority of Gaza’s population of 2.3 million people have been displaced, many of them repeatedly, and most are now sheltering in Rafah in inhumane conditions.

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President Joe Biden wandered around the podium like a 'lost puppy' during a crucial press conference regarding the on going conflict in Israel alongside Jordanian King Abdullah at the White House on Tuesday. 

After delivering remarks, Biden, 81, told the king: 'Your majesty, over to you.' The Scranton-native proceeded to stand back to the king's left, laser focused on the floor, apparently looking for a marker. Right-wing commentator Benny Johnson described the president as looking like a 'lost puppy.'

A few seconds later, Biden walks to the other side of the king, still looking for a mark. He then goes back to his first choice, in front of Jordan's flag. 'I switched sides on you,' he remarked while smiling at the king. 

This latest embarrassing moment comes after a week of a gaffes which saw him forget the name of terror group Hamas, refer to 46-year-old French President Emmanuel Macron by name of deceased president François Mitterrand, who passed away age 79 in 1996, and finally referring to former German leader Angela Merkel as deceased chancellor Helmut Kohl. 

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President Joe Biden is refusing to fold a losing hand as he bets with Ukrainian lives and U.S. taxpayer money. Biden and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer propose to squander the lives of tens of thousands more Ukrainians and $61 billions of federal funds to keep Biden’s disastrous foreign policy failure hidden from view until after the November election.

The $61 billion will make no difference on the battlefield except to prolong the war, the tens of thousands of deaths, and the physical destruction of Ukraine. It will not “save” Ukraine. Ukraine’s security can only be achieved at the negotiating table, not by some fantasized military triumph over Russia.

$61 billion is not nothing. This worse-than-useless outlay would exceed the combined budgets of the U.S. Department of Labor, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, and the Women, Infant, and Children nutrition program.

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A preliminary analysis concluded that Russia hit Kyiv last week with the hypersonic Zircon missile, its first use in the nearly two-year-old war, the head of a Kyiv research institute said on Monday, presenting a new challenge to Ukraine's air defences.

Oleksandr Ruvin, director of the Kyiv Scientific-Research Institute for Forensic Examinations, said on his Telegram channel that his institute completed a preliminary analysis of missile fragments from a Russian attack on Feb. 7.

He included a video of alleged missile wreckage showing specific markings. "In this case, we see elements that are characteristic of the 3M22 Zircon missile. Parts and fragments of the engine and steering mechanisms have specific markings," he wrote.

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A Geneva-based human rights organization says Israeli forces allow settlers to watch the torture and humiliation of Palestinians who have been abducted from the Gaza Strip during the regime’s ongoing genocidal war.

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor revealed the information on Monday, citing shocking testimonies by recently released Palestinians.

According to Euro-Med, the development took place at the Zikim military base to the north of Gaza’s border with the occupied territories and the Negev prison to the south of the besieged Palestinian territory.

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Migrants in Mexico made over 64 million requests in just the past 13 months to enter the US through the "CBP One" app pushed by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. 

The CBP One app, which has been described as a "concierge service" for illegal aliens, has been pushed by Mayorkas as the "main gateway to the American asylum system," CBS News reports. 

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Israel’s loyal supporters in the West combat rising world indignation over the suffering of the Palestinian people by changing the subject.

When Gazan families are buried under the rubble of their homes, it’s not about the plight of the dispossessed Palestinians; it’s about eternal Jewish victims; it’s about “Islamic terrorism;” or it’s about a threat to “Western values.”

That is the line taken by most of the French media and political class.

Or there is recourse to Biblical story-telling, featuring vengeance, ethnic slaughter and prophecy of doom. In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declares a struggle between good and evil:

“We are the people of the light, they are the people of darkness and light shall triumph over darkness . Now my role is to lead all Israelis to an overpowering victory… We shall realize the prophecy of Isaiah…”

In the United States of America, the crazed prophecies of the Israeli leader find support from an American variant of Judeo-Christianity, more Judeo than Christian, whose followers are taught to believe that gentle Jesus will zoom back to earth as a murderous Avenger while his faithful float up to heaven.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Electricity is among the most essential sources of America’s unparalleled prosperity and productivity; it is also the greatest vulnerability.

Giant wind turbines are powered by strong winds in front of solar panels in Palm Springs, Calif., on March 27, 2013. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The United States has become so utterly dependent upon an uninterrupted supply of affordable electricity that, as our grid becomes ever more fragile American society has become fragile along with it.

Former CIA director James Woolsey testified before the U.S. Senate in 2015 that, if America’s electric grid were to go down for an extended period, such as one year, “there are essentially two estimates on how many people would die from hunger, from starvation, from lack of water, and from social disruption.

One estimate is that within a year or so, two-thirds of the United States population would die,” Mr. Woolsey said. “The other estimate is that within a year or so, 90 percent of the U.S. population would die.”

Chris Keefer, president of Canadians for Nuclear Energy, concurred.

The energy grid is a civilizational life support system, and without it, modern society collapses very quickly,” he said.

Mr. Keefer is one of the experts featured in energy analyst, author, and documentarian Robert Bryce’s new film, “Juice: Power, Politics and the Grid.” This five-part docuseries looks at how and why America is now “fragilizing” and destabilizing the engineering marvel that is the central pillar of our society.

We are seeing the grid’s reliability, resilience, and affordability all declining,” Mr. Bryce told The Epoch Times. “We wanted to get people and policy makers to understand that our most important energy network is being fragilized, and we ignore this danger at our peril,” Mr. Bryce said.

He has been fixated on America’s electric grid for decades and authored the 2020 book, “A Question of Power,” one of the more comprehensive studies of how electricity grids work and why they may not work as well in the coming years.

Steven Pinker, author and Harvard psychology professor, wrote in a review of the book that “energy is our primary defense against poverty, disorder, hunger, and death.”

And yet, many nations in the West have engaged in a game of Russian roulette with their power grids, in an attempt to reduce global temperatures.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, GULF/OTHER OIL
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Israel massacred civilians in the previously declared "safe zone" of Rafah in southern Gaza on Sunday night while they were running ads during the Super Bowl playing up their own victimhood. 

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In a sign of things to come, anti-conscription protests have begun popping up in Ukraine, and crucially even in areas seen as generally supportive of Zelensky's war effort against Russia. This comes as the Zelensky government has for several weeks now been teasing the likelihood of a major mobilization, as the military is in dire need of hundreds of thousands of more able-bodied troops. 

Currently, a controversial mobilization bill is currently slowly making its away through parliament. It seeks to reduce the age limit of conscription from 27 to 25 while also increasing the penalties for those failing to register. But it remains that as the Washington Post has reported, Ukraine's forces are facing a severe shortage of troops after suffering high casualties over the last two years. "The Ukrainian military is facing a critical shortage of infantry, leading to exhaustion and diminished morale on the front line," the Post wrote

Claire's Observations: Amazingly bad decision making by Zelinsky and his US "advisors", have brought this county to its knees, from standpoints of defense, economy, and just basic survival for the Ukrainian people;l it is no wonder Ukraine is experiencing anti-conscription protests, and my gut is telling me that these are going to get worse., to the point where Zelinsky is removed from office, and a real "adult in the room" will take his place, IF the us permits it.

But until that point, Ukraine is NOWHERE in terms of its battle against Russia, and will most likely lose in a war of attrition.  That NO ONE in DC could see this coming, as the logical conclusion to this scenario, worries the STUFFING out of me!!!!!!

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Moments after the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl, Joe Biden’s account mocked conspiracy theorists by tweeting a “Dark Brandon” meme—the one where the doddering president features laser eyes—with the words, “Just like we drew it up” underneath. Sure, it’s cringy and dumb, but a cartoon might be the only way to make the president appear operational.

After Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report concluded Biden was too feeble-minded to stand trial for his alleged decades-long mishandling of classified information, the White House immediately tried to create the impression that the president, whose mental acuity was never anything to write home about, was the sharpest octogenarian in the country.

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There's a move in the US House of Representatives to potentially downgrade the United States' formal relations with South Africa over its case before the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ, or World Court) accusing Israel of "genocide" against Palestinians.

Representatives John James (R) and Jared Moskowitz (D) introduced the US-South Africa Bilateral Relations Review Act early last week. It calls for a "full review" of relations, charging South Africa with "anti-Semitic and anti-Israel-related statements and actions."

Claire's Observations:  Gentlemen, a world, please.   This is not going to help Israel, which has demonstrated itself to be  Genocide Central,  over the last several months, against the Palestinians.  You also have a situation in South Africa where there are elections this year, and this is coupled with a muti-year failure of the South African election grid, which the ANC cannot seem to be able to fix.  Some of the more radical political candidates are singing songs like "Kill the Boers", meaning kill the European origin farmers who have lived there, successfully creating food for the country.   And the South African Jewish Community?!?  Such legislation puts this group into major peril.

Also,  as reported this morning by google.com:  South Africa holds the world's largest reported reserves of gold, platinum group metals, chrome ore and manganese ore, and the second-largest reserves of zirconium, vanadium and titanium.

So gentlemen, I would strong suggest that you re-think this legislation.  Genocide .... and self-defense, are two entirely different concepts. But when genocide becomes alleged "self-defense", the country committing that genocide, is going to have one hell of a lot to answer for, including the potential of its future existence.

Tags: AFRICA, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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On Monday morning, Trump-supporting Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) posted a stunning report on X. According to Senator Vance, the Senate funding package includes language that makes it impossible for President Trump to terminate the Ukraine War funding into his second term.

The language was inserted into the aid package with President Trump in mind. These dirty RINOs and Democrats voted on a bill that will send endless billions to Ukraine no matter how dire the situation is on the ground.

“Buried in the bill’s text is an impeachment time bomb for the next Trump presidency if he tries to stop funding the war in Ukraine. We must vote against this disastrous bill,” Sen. Vance wrote.

And 17 Republican RINOs supported this package!

Webmaster addition: I doubt this would pass a Supreme Court test. Impeachment comes from "High crimes and misdemeanors." Canceling funding is well within the authority of a President.

Tags: CHINA, IMPEACHMENT, ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Authorities have identified the shooter as Genesse Ivonne Moreno, a 36-year-old transgender immigrant from El Salvador, according to multiple independent sources speaking to KHOU 11 Jeremy Rogalski.

Moreno, who has a criminal history stretching back to 2005, was previously known as Jeffery Escalante, based on records from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

His past arrests paint a troubling picture, encompassing a range of offenses including failure to stop and give information, assault of a public servant, assault causing bodily injury, forgery, possession of marijuana, theft, evading arrest, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Webmaster addition: Federal law prohibits illegal aliens from possessing firearms. In fact, it’s a felony offense. See 18 USC 922(g)(5).

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Judge Scott McAfee on Monday said Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis may be disqualified from Trump’s RICO case over her improper relationship with top Trump prosecutor Nathan Wade.

The judge also said Thursday’s evidentiary hearing on alleged misconduct ‘must occur.’

“I think it’s clear that disqualification can occur if evidence is produced demonstrating an actual conflict or the appearance of one,” Judge McAfee said in Monday’s hearing. “The state has admitted a relationship existed. And so what remains to be proven is the existence and extent of any financial benefit, again if there even was one. And so because I think its possible that the facts alleged by the defendant could result in disqualification, I think an evidentiary hearing must occur to establish the record on those core allegations.”

“I think the issues at point here are whether a relationship existed, whether that relationship was romantic or non-romantic in nature, when it formed, and whether it continues. And that’s only relevant because it’s in combination with the question of the existence and extent of any personal benefit conveyed as a result of their relationship,” the judge said.

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A 15-year-old migrant has been taken into custody after allegedly shooting and injuring a tourist and firing at a responding officer in Times Square, New York.

According to New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Patrol John Chell, the suspect, identified as Jesus Alejandro Rivas Figueroa, was allegedly shoplifting with two of his classmates in a sporting goods store at about 7 p.m. when a female security officer confronted them and seized the goods from them.

According to Chell, the suspect allegedly brought out a .45 caliber handgun and fired at the security officer into a crowd. The bullet missed the security officer but struck a 37-year-old Brazilian female tourist.

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An expert in election data asserts that almost 35,000 Georgia voters in 2020 cast ballots from the wrong jurisdictions, but Georgia’s top election official hasn’t responded to his request for an investigation. 

Mark Davis, president of Georgia-based Data Productions Inc., has pushed for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office to investigate his data since May 2021. Davis says he inquired again earlier this month after finding evidence of the same problems in Georgia’s 2021 and 2022 elections. 

“The same thing is going to happen again in 2024,” Davis, who earlier this year scored a legal victory over the Stacey Abrams-founded group Fair Fight Action– told The Daily Signal. “I first brought this up to the State Elections Board in 2002. You can’t fix a problem if you don’t admit you have a problem.”

“The secretary of state doesn’t want to address this because it happened on his watch,” he said of Raffensperger. “I don’t know why he’s being like that. It’s happened on everyone’s watch.”

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"Climate change is going to make you boil, no it's gonna make you freeze, no it's gonna make you boil...."

Yawn.

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President Joe Biden’s campaign accused former President Donald Trump of wanting to incarcerate Latinos in detention camps. The campaign shared a short clip of Trump’s speech at an event in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Friday in which he shared plans to start a deportation operation on his first day in office should he win the general election in November.

“Trump calls for mass detention camps and rounding up millions of Latinos,” the Biden Harris HQ captioned the eight-second clip.

“And within moments of my inauguration, we will begin the largest deportation operation in American history,” Trump said in the video.

Despite the campaign’s caption, Trump does not say anything about Latinos or detention camps in his speech.

Webmaster addition: What Trump wants to round up and deport are people who are here illegally. Big difference. And I thought political lies on this shameless scale went out with LBJ!

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Indian tech services giant Infosys has been named as the source of a data leak suffered by the Bank of America.

Infosys disclosed the breach in a November 3, 2023, filing [PDF] that revealed its US subsidiary Infosys McCamish Systems LLC (IMS) "has become aware of a cyber security incident resulting in non-availability of certain applications and systems in IMS."

A data breach notification filed in the US state of Maine this week describes the incident as "External system breach (hacking)" and reveals the improperly accessed data includes "Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number."

The notification was submitted by an outside attorney working on behalf of the Bank of America, names IMS as the source, and revealed that information on 57,028 people was leaked.

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Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered an "implementation vulnerability" that has made it possible to reconstruct encryption keys and decrypt data locked by Rhysida ransomware.

The findings were published last week by a group of researchers from Kookmin University and the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA).

"Through a comprehensive analysis of Rhysida Ransomware, we identified an implementation vulnerability, enabling us to regenerate the encryption key used by the malware," the researchers said.

The development marks the first successful decryption of the ransomware strain, which first made its appearance in May 2023. A recovery tool is being distributed through KISA.

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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Monday added a medium-severity security flaw impacting Roundcube email software to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation.

The issue, tracked as CVE-2023-43770 (CVSS score: 6.1), relates to a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw that stems from the handling of linkrefs in plain text messages.

"Roundcube Webmail contains a persistent cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that can lead to information disclosure via malicious link references in plain/text messages," CISA said.

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