What happens when plebs can't afford bread, and the circuses aren't that entertaining?
Nothing good. Which is why the cost-of-living crisis is the #1 problem, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report - an annual poll of 1,200 government, business and civil society professionals.
According to the poll, there will be little respite from "energy inflation, food and security crises" in the coming years (or months?).
In the near term, nearly 70% of those polled say volatile economies and various 'shocks' are in the cards, while 20% or so of those polled say they fear "catastrophic outcomes" within the next 10 years, according to Bloomberg.
We hear a great deal today about the “protection of democracy.”
For Democrats, it is all about voter suppression and election denial, and for Republicans, election fraud. But the great irony, and far greater threat to democracy, comes from both political parties as they routinely thwart the will of the majority of American people to satisfy their primary base voters and the special interests that finance their parties.
Neither really give a tinker’s damn about what the majority of Americans want.
Case in point. In 2019, Texas passed a near total ban on abortion after fertilization. The law became effective on the overturning of Roe v. Wade. There is an exception for a serious health risk to the mother but there is no exception for cases of rape or incest.
A recent University of Texas poll showed that only 13% of Texans thought there should be no exception in cases of rape or incest. 87% supported such an exception up to six weeks into the pregnancy and 64% up to twelve weeks. Only 29% supported the exception at any time during the pregnancy.
Yet, the Texas legislature passed a bill without a rape/incest exception, notwithstanding that 87% of Texans think the law should include one. How can that be described as anything other than undemocratic?
An attorney representing the man suspected of killing four University of Idaho students in November has filed some unusual requests in the case, including documents requesting information related to an unnamed “co-defendant.”
The 28-year-old suspect, who will not be named per Daily Wire policy, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony burglary. On Thursday, he was ordered held without bail, with his next court date scheduled for June 26.
This week, his public defender, Ann Taylor, filed motions requesting “Any written or recorded statements by a co-defendant, and the substance of any relevant oral statement made by a co-defendant whether before or after arrest in response to interrogation by any person known by the co-defendant to be a peace officer or agent of the prosecuting attorney, or which are otherwise relevant to the offense charged.”
Anchor Martha MacCallum asked, “A lot of people say Putin’s army is nowhere near what everybody thought it was. He is going to lose this. Why are we spending all of this time and money on Ukraine? This is the argument some of them put forth. When we have other concerns here at home and other places in the world? What do you say to them, Dr. Rice?”
Rice said, “I say we have never come out of this well when we allow the rule of law, international law, just common decency, to be devastated and the way that Vladimir Putin and the Russians are doing. We absolutely have to help the Ukrainians stop this, and when I hear, you know, ‘this is not our fight.’ We did not think 1914 was our fight. We do not think 1941 was our fight. Well, in 2001, the fight came home to us. So our helping the Ukrainians defend is also defending us. As to depletion of our own resources, first of all, I don’t think we are going to fight many ground wars in Europe. Hopefully not. If indeed we are stressing supply chains and stressing supplies, that means find a way to backfill, find a way to increase production. It doesn’t mean simply sitting by and not giving the Ukrainians what they need.”
The Republican-led House has launched a formal probe into the Biden administration's chaotic and deadly Afghanistan troop withdrawal operation and evacuation of August 2021, which is to be complete with issuing subpoenas for US officials to undergo depositions, in order to gain a clear picture of what happened and the botched decision-making. This as there's still yet to be any level of accountability for officials that oversaw the disaster.
The Hill reports Friday, "Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who served as its ranking member previously, said the Biden administration has so far refused to hand over documents but that he is now formally requesting compliance as chair of the panel."
McCaul blasted the White House, saying "It is absurd and disgraceful that the Biden administration has repeatedly denied our longstanding oversight requests and continues to withhold information related to the withdrawal."
Soros-backed Loudoun County, Virginia, Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj issued a list of crimes her office will no longer be involved in prosecuting.
Misdemeanor charges including hit and run with property damage, eluding police, reckless driving under 90 miles per hour, and trespassing will not be handled by Biberaj’s office, according to a letter sent to judges obtained by ABC 7 News.
Among the many lessons that we should have collectively learned as a society in the post-COVID era is that the pharmaceutical industry willfully lies, manipulates, bribes, and threatens the American public for the sake of profit and social control. Often, the products it markets don’t work or have extremely negative side effects or both.
A pair of recent stories further illustrate the point:
- an arthritis drug that actually exacerbates arthritis, and
- an Alzheimer’s drug rushed through clinical trials that costs more than most people’s annual salaries yet doesn’t actually do much of anything to improve the disease trajectory
A member of a purportedly independent data monitoring committee charged with ensuring the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine previously worked as a paid consultant and advisor to Pfizer.
Dr. Kathryn Edwards’ apparent conflict of interest was revealed during a recent episode of “The Highwire with Del Bigtree.” Bigtree, an independent journalist and founder of Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), interviewed Aaron Siri, ICAN’s lead attorney.
Siri, supported by ICAN, deposed and then cross-examined Edwards during Hazlehurst v. Hays, the first vaccine-related autism case to ever reach a jury in the U.S.
Edwards served as an expert witness in the Hazlehurst case for one of the defendants, a medical clinic in Tennessee that administered several childhood vaccines to Yates Hazlehurst in 2001. She testified that the vaccines Hazlehurst received “were not relevant or important” to Hazlehurst’s subsequent development of autism.
Court transcripts reviewed by The Defender reveal that Edwards’ conflict of interest involving Pfizer was just one of several revealed in her deposition and cross-examination.
The transcripts reveal that Edwards had, at times, served on government committees evaluating vaccine safety while maintaining concurrent affiliations with vaccine manufacturers whose products were being evaluated.
Another ‘Twitter Files’ dropped Friday morning.
Journalist Matt Taibbi released files revealing more Adam Schiff ban requests.
Recall, in a previous Twitter files drop it was revealed Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff asked for journalist Paul Sperry to be banned.
2. Staff of House Democrat Adam Schiff wrote to Twitter quite often, asking that tweets be taken down. This important use of taxpayer resources involved an ask about a “Peter Douche” parody photo of Joe Biden. The DNC made the same request:
The Chicago Public School Districts’s Office of Inspector General’s 2022 annual report suggests that district employees are engaged in persistent and widespread fraud in how CPS students gain Free and Reduced-Price Meal (FRM) eligibility.
The Chicago Public School District is faced with “persistent and widespread fraud” by highly-paid employees taking advantage of food stamp and state-subsidized health care benefits by underreporting their income, according to a 2022 annual report from the district’s Office of Inspector General.
The report provides multiple instances where CPS staff fraudulently underreported their income and received SNAP benefits while making their children eligible for free-and-reduced lunches at their schools. The examples cited in the report occurred from 2016 through 2020.
The school district stated that it has participated in a federal program for more than a decade that provides free lunches to all enrolled students, regardless of their family’s income.
Joe Biden didn’t hold back when asked for his first thoughts after seeing a photo of top secret White House documents from his predecessor’s administration stashed away at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.
‘How that could possibly happen, how anyone could be that irresponsible.’ President Biden solemnly told CBS News a year ago. ‘And I thought: what data was in there that may compromise sources and methods . . . Just totally irresponsible.’
To say he might now be regretting his strong words may be the understatement of the year as far as Washington D.C. is concerned. Mr Biden was plunged into what may become the most serious crisis of his presidency on Thursday when a special counsel was named to investigate how two batches of classified documents from his time as vice president were found at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an unsecured office in the capital.
The latest revelation comes mere days after White House attorney Richard Sauber said the president’s lawyers found a “small number” of classified documents at Mr. Biden’s former Washington, D.C. office.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has responded by appointing a special counsel to
investigate cover up Mr. Biden’s handling of classified documents.
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
“MEDICINE” THAT MAKES AND KEEPS YOU SICK
A would-be robber had the tables turned on him during the attempted robbery of convenience store in Ellijay, Georgia, this week, according to police.
Shawn Sutton, 39, of nearby Blue Ridge, Georgia, was arrested on robbery charges after the incident, which took place around 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Ellijay Police Department reported.
Sutton’s alleged attempted robbery would involve the intervention of three responsibly-armed citizens, a .45 caliber handgun pointed at a poor store clerk’s head, and, perhaps most improbably, a pair of women’s underwear being used as a disguise.
The scandal over the secret and classified documents found being stored illegally in Joe Biden’s offices and even in the garage of his home in Delaware is getting worse, and Louisiana’s Republican Senator, John Kennedy, has some serious questions.
This week, news broke that documents that should not have been removed from the control of the National Archives, which date from when Joe Biden was serving as Barack Obama’s vice president, were found in the Washington, D.C., offices of his Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
At first, Biden made an attempt to explain away the finding of the documents.
“People know I take classified documents and classified information seriously,” Biden said on Wednesday at the North American Leaders’ Summit in Mexico. “When my lawyers were clearing out my office at the University of Pennsylvania, they set up an office for me — a secure office in the Capitol, when I — the four years after being vice president, I was a professor at Penn.”
“They found some documents in a box — you know, a locked cabinet, or at least a closet. And as soon as they did, they realized there were several classified documents in that box. And they did what they should have done: They immediately called the Archives — immediately called the Archives — turned them over to the Archives,” he added.
Of course, Biden was never a “professor.” He never taught any classes — not at Penn or anywhere else. That aside, this little explanation of his illegal possession of classified documents was before the scandal grew when other documents at other locations were reported.
Arizona’s Court of Appeals has given Republican Kari Lake a procedural victory in her lawsuit contesting the results of the 2022 election for governor.
Lake came out on the short end of the counting to Democrat Katie Hobbs, who has already taken office.
However, Lake has maintained there were a number of election irregularities centered in Maricopa County, including printer problems that led to many ballots being rejected, as well as long lines at polling places. As a result, she is suing to have a new election held in the county.
The ban on pistol braces announced Friday goes into effect 120 days after it was entered into the federal register and applies to many firearms including those on an AR platform as well as a litany of other pistol manufacturers.
Under the new rule, fiarems with a pistol brace must be registered with the agency under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and to keep in a compliance with the new relugartions and stay law abiding gun owners individuals must pay a tax stamp of $200 per such item.
Webmaster addition: What part of "Shall not be infringed" do these clowns not understand?!?
There are reportedly 5-7 million firearms in the U.S. equipped with “stabilizing braces”. That said, according to our enforcement sources, brace-equipped firearms are rarely used in violent crimes—BATFE can only list two instances in its published rule. Therefore this rule has nothing to do with stopping crime and everything to do with weakening Americans' ability to resist tyranny! Kind of like when the British tried to seize the colonists' guns, triggering the battles of Lexington and Concord and the American Revolution.
An ancient sanctuary dedicated to the god of the seas, Poseidon of Samia, was mentioned by Greek historian Strabo in his work 'Geographica'.
The remains of the building were discovered on the Peloponnesian peninsula in the ancient region of Tryphylia. There was the town of Samich, famous for its luxurious temple of Poseidon.
According to Strabo, all the inhabitants of Tryphylia contributed to the upkeep of the olive grove at the temple. There were frequent tsunamis in this region, which further confirms the attribution of the temple, since Poseidon also commanded the weather.
Archaeologists have reported that in the foothills, not far from the city, they found the remains of a structure similar in construction to the temple. Scientists have excavated the foundations of a large building: according to measurements, the length of the structure was about 28 meters and 9.4 meters wide.