"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of a higher obligation…To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus, absurdly sacrificing the ends to the means." -- Thomas Jefferson

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Captured British armoured cars have been put on display in Moscow alongside weapons and tanks seized from Ukrainian forces.

A Saxon armoured personnel carrier, part of a consignment donated to Ukraine in 2015, was pictured alongside a German Leopard tank in Moscow's Victory Park.

The open-air museum, which commemorates Germany's defeat in the Second World War, has been transformed into a glorification of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Authored by Frank Fang via The Epoch Times,

Gen. Stephen Whiting, commander of U.S. Space Command, recently warned about China’s “breathtakingly fast” development of space military capabilities, following his trips to South Korea and Japan.

“We are seriously focused at U.S. Space Command on our pacing challenge, which is the People’s Republic of China,” Gen. Whiting told reporters during a call from Japan on April 24.

“The People’s Republic of China is moving at breathtaking speed in space, and they are rapidly developing a range of counter-space weapons to hold at risk our space capabilities,” he added.

“They’re also using space to make their terrestrial forces—their army, their navy, their marine corps, their air force—more precise, more lethal, and more far-ranging.”

Gen. Whiting was on his first Indo-Pacific trip after becoming the head of U.S. Space Command in January, succeeding Army Gen. James Dickinson. During his trip, he met with top military leaders from South Korea and Japan, including Adm. Kim Myung-Soo, chairman of South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Japanese Defense Minister Minoru Kihara.

One particular concern was the number of Chinese satellites in orbit, Gen. Whiting said.

“Over the last six years, they have tripled the number of intelligent surveillance and reconnaissance satellites on orbit, and they have used their space capabilities to improve the lethality, the precision, and the range of their terrestrial forces,” he said.

“And so that obviously is a cause for concern and something that we are watching a very, very closely.”

China’s satellite fleet stood at 359 systems as of January, according to his prepared remarks for a hearing of the Senate Armed Service Committee in February. He also noted that Beijing is developing hypersonic glide vehicles along with other advanced space weaponry to “overcome U.S. traditional missile warning and ballistic missile defense systems.”

China’s ambitions with regard to the Moon are also among Space Command’s concern

Claire's Observations:  The quiet part, which must now be trumpeted out loud is, why is the US not ahead of China in these areas, for all the billions spent?!?   That is the question to which American taxpayers are entitled to an answer!!!

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Noticing is how man split the atom, built rockets that put Neil Armstrong on the moon and created powerful camera-phones that allow us to send high-resolution images of our private parts around the world in an instant. No noticing, no science; no science, no modern world.

Noticing is also one of the most politically dangerous things you can do today.

As Steve Sailer put it, “Political correctness is a war on noticing.” He’s absolutely right. In order to be politically correct today, in order to signal your obedience to the new civic religion of the liberal bien-pensant elite, you have to stop noticing things. A lot of things.

It’s a ritual of submission, in fact.

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SV40 was the 40th virus found in rhesus monkey kidney cells when these cells were used to make the polio vaccine. This virus contaminated both the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) created by Dr. Jonas Salk and the Oral or “Live” Polio Vaccine (OPV) created by Dr. Albert Sabin.

Children being fed sugar cubes with the oral polio vaccine. Circa 1961.

In 1961, SV40 was discovered by Dr. Bernice Eddy of the National Institute of Health, Division of Biologics when she took the material used to grow polio vaccines and injected it into hamsters. Tumors grew in the hamsters. Her discovery was subsequently validated by Drs. Maurice Hilliman and Benjamin Sweet of Merck.

Upon the discovery that SV40 was an animal carcinogen that had found its way into the polio vaccines, a new federal law was passed in 1961 that required that no vaccines contain this virus. However, this law did not require that SV40 contaminated vaccines be thrown away or that the contaminated seed material (used to make all polio vaccines for the next four decades) be discarded. As a result, known SV40 contaminated vaccines were injected into children up until 1963. In addition, it has been alleged that there have been SV40-contaminated batches of oral polio vaccine administered to some children until the end of the 1990’s.

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A medical coder for an American hospital spoke out about what she witnessed during the covid era and the first few months of the covid vaccine era.

After the covid injection campaigns began she noticed people were coming to the hospital with life-threatening and unusual conditions. “I didn’t know it was possible for a human to die so horrifically, so quickly,” she said.

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Josh Sigurdson reports on the news out of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada, a town near the Gulf of St. Lawrence after the government brought in QR codes in order for people to leave the town which happens to be a series of islands with 12,000 residents. The QR codes will come with a $30 fee. While it's meant for tourists, family members will have to pay the price and be tracked on essentially a digital ID system. People who live on the islands however will STILL need to show their government IDs in order to come and go. This is obviously a direct violation of basic freedoms. The problem is, Canada does not guarantee freedom.

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New York City just cleaned up one of the largest markets of shoplifted goods in a long time, but as youll soon see the market is already rebuilding itself, leaving many residents and businesses wondering if it's permanent...

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More than 25,000 women and children have been killed in Israel’s war on Gaza since October 7, according to US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. [1]

The World, especially the Global South, watches as U.S.A. continues to enable Israeli insane bloodlust annihilation of a captive militarily occupied population of Palestinians officially referred to by Israel’s highest officials as ‘human animals.’[2][3]

Bomb Defenceless CAPTIVE Population – 70% Women & Kids

Israel maintains an illegal air, sea and land blockade on Gaza and maintains a so-called “access-restricted area” or buffer zone within Gaza. These have cut off more than 2.3 million Palestinians from other parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the outside world. [Amnesty International on its website reported back in 2017]

What Israel and Western media insidiously call a ‘war’ is really a high-tech turkey shoot and starvation of Israel’s defenceless captive illegal militarily occupied population in Gaza.

“Cannot Be Called a War!”

UN officials have clearly stated, hostilities between an illegally military occupied nation and it’s illegal militarily occupiers “Cannot Be Called a War!“[4]

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Authored by Andrew Korybko via Substack,

It’s beginning to dawn on most Westerners that the US’ long-delayed aid to Ukraine isn’t all that it was hyped up to be and will only at most temporarily slow down the pace of Russia’s increasingly rapid advances. The conflict’s tempo has gradually intensified as Russia exploited Ukraine’s disastrous counteroffensive to regain the military-strategic initiative. Ukraine’s problems are immense and multifaceted, but they’re all connected one way or another to the five following factors:

1. Russia’s Military-Industrial Complex Continues Outproducing NATO’s

Russia won the “race of logistics”/“war of attrition” with NATO long ago and that’s why it continued gaining ground over the past 18 months. The sanctions failed to bankrupt the Kremlin, required resources for production remain readily available, and sabotage had no impact on the assembly lines. Not only has NATO been unable to stop Russia’s military-industrial complex, but it couldn’t ramp up its own during this time either, thus creating an unbridgeable gap that weakens Ukraine more by the week.

2. Ukraine Is Struggling To Replenish Its Depleted Military Ranks

NATO’s loss in the abovementioned military-industrial competition with Russia, the consequent failure of Ukraine’s counteroffensive, and Russia’s subsequent on-the-ground gains combined to scare Ukrainian men away from joining the armed forces and helping to replenish their depleted ranks. Without enough soldiers, Ukraine can’t confidently hold off Russia’s advances, thus risking an impending collapse along the front. At the end of the day, it’s just a numbers game, and Ukraine’s continue trending downward.

3. Less Equipment & Troops Mean More Difficulty Building New Defenses

The pace with which Russia has recently gained ground in Donbass is stressing Ukraine’s existing defensive lines like never before, thus compelling it to build newer ones further behind the front lines. Although Zelensky demanded this be done late last year, little progress has been made due to the lack of equipment and troops for holding off the Russian advance while simultaneously accomplishing this task. The breakthrough that the Ukrainian Intelligence Committee warned about is now more likely than ever.

4. Political Instability Is Still A Damocles’ Sword Hanging Over Ukraine

The Committee also warned in their same message from February that political unrest might explode next month around the time that Zelensky’s term expires on 21 May. They of course claimed that Russia would be behind it, which he also preconditioned his partners to falsely believe late last year, but this would actually be a genuine response to growing problems. Authoritarianism, corruption, forcible conscription, serious economic troubles, and the lack of a realistic endgame all enrage Ukrainians.

5. Ukraine Continues Thinking That It Knows Better Than The US

The Washington Post’s two-part post-mortem report on last summer’s failed counteroffensive revealed that one of the reasons why it flopped was because Ukraine refused to listen to the US’ advice. This problem is attributable to Zelensky and most recently took the form of him ordering his forces to attack Russian energy infrastructure in defiance of the US at the expense of more tactically significant targets. It’s actually the US’ own fault, though, since their media convinced him that he was a “god among men”

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Humza Yousaf is expected to announce his resignation as Scotland’s First Minister at noon today. 

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The Ukrainian military is suffering horrific losses in heavy battles in the Avdeevka direction. The village of Berdychi turned into a mass grave of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military command deployed the notorious 47th Separate Mechanised Brigade armed with the US-made Abrams tanks in an attempt to save control of the strategically important village on the defense line near Avdeevka; but no US tanks could help Ukrainian servicemen. As a result of the battle for Berdychi, the Ukrainian Army lost precious American tanks and ruined the myth of the almighty Western weapons.

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A climate activist told his pregnant wife she can't have gas and air during labour because of the impact on the environment. Is this what the activists hope the eco-utopian future will hold? wonders Sallust.

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A controversial forecast by Deagel, a global intelligence and consulting firm controlled by the CIA & Rockefeller Foundation, gained attention in 2020 for its startling prediction of a significant depopulation event across the Western World by 2025.

This was a very bold claim to make.

‘Your Government is trying to kill you’ is even bolder.

Unfortunately, these bold claims are now backed up with a mountain of evidence, and most of that evidence can be found in the confidential Pfizer documents that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has been forced to publish by court order.

And sadly, the evidence strongly suggests that Covid-19 vaccination is causing mass depopulation.

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Instead of man hours, travel agency VisitBritain told firms hosting guests from overseas to say “person hours” as to not to offend anyone.

According to its 50-page language guide, the word “blacklist” should be replaced by “deny list” and ‘blindspot’ by “missed opportunity”.

The company gave out the 18-point inclusive term sheet to foster a “culture of belonging”, but it has been slammed as being “out of touch”, according to the Sun.  

VisitBritain – which is funded by the Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport – also warned not to use the term “guru” as it is said to have been appropriated from Hindu culture.

Instead, the £54 million-a-year taxpayer funded agency said to use the term “expert”.

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Dexter Taylor, a software engineer and resident of Brooklyn, NY, took on gunsmithing as a hobby during the Covid-19 lockdowns.  He was already familiar with machining and found himself fascinated by the project, so he set out to learn the skills needed.  Taylor researched ATF rules regarding the building of firearms and wanted to follow them carefully.  Sadly, however, the state of New York has its own laws which leftist governments believe supersede federal law and the Constitution.  

Because Taylor was apparently not officially licensed as a gunsmith in NY, authorities decided to raid his home and arrest him for possession of gun parts (including 80% lowers) which are legal federally but require a smithing certificate in the state (a legal gray area which is being contested).  Taylor was easy to find because he purchased all the parts with his own credit cards thinking he was protected under ATF rules.

ATF rules state that the building of guns for personal use including 80% lowers and related parts is legal as long as the person does not build those weapons to sell.     

Taylor's lawyer, Vinoo Varghese, noted that the case is a difficult one in New York, hinting at the leftist bias within NY courtrooms when it comes to the 2nd Amendment.  In fact, Varghese suggested that when Judge Abena Darkeh took over the case she was oddly hostile towards the defense.  He mentions that she interrupted his opening statements multiple times, claiming that he could not use 2nd Amendment arguments in her courtroom:

"She told us, ‘Do not bring the Second Amendment into this courtroom. It doesn’t exist here. So you can’t argue Second Amendment. This is New York.'"

Of course, the 2nd Amendment and the Bill of Rights surpasses the authority of the State of New York and the courtroom of Judge Abena Darkeh.  New York progressives might like to think their state is a separate country from the US with its own rules, but it's not.  It's clear that this is a situation in which an activist judge is seeking to make an example out of a law abiding citizen with no previous criminal record.  The goal is to send a message that blue states are going to fabricate their own rules when it comes to gun rights regardless of constitutional precedent. 

Varghese hints in a recent interview that the Judge is married to the "biggest fundraiser" for the Brooklyn DA, which may present a conflict of interest.  Also, Joe Biden has made the issue of "Ghost Guns" a primary target for his administration the past few years.  To date, the use of ghost guns in criminal acts in the US is statistically negligible.  It's simply not a problem that needs the attention of the White House. 

The defense also asserted that the Judge pressured the jury to come back with a guilty verdict, which they did, convicting Taylor of a list of offenses including: 

Second-degree criminal possession of a loaded weapon, four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, five counts of criminal possession of a firearm, second-degree criminal possession of five or more firearms, unlawful possession of pistol ammunition, violation of certificate of registration, prohibition on unfinished frames or receivers.  Two lesser charges, including third-degree criminal possession of three or more firearms and third-degree possession of a weapon, were not voted on.

Keep in mind that in the vast majority of states in the US all of these charges sound ridiculous.  Possession of a loaded weapon?  Unlawful possession of pistol ammunition?  What?

Taylor now faces 10-18 years in prison and he awaits sentencing in Rikers Island, one of the worst prisons in the country.  The case is expected to be appealed to the Supreme Court, where a number of gun cases involving 80% lowers are awaiting decision.  New York's habit of punishing good people while letting criminals go free is becoming an epidemic, and it's likely a primary reason why the state is now suffering a net loss of hundreds of thousands of residents every year.     

Claire's Observations:  This judge needs to be removed from her position immediately, if she believes, for one second  that her "feelings" regarding the 2nd Amendment trump the reality of the 2nd Amendment.   

The framers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, understood full well the menace of an armed government against unarmed civilians, and that was why the 2nd Amendment is enshrined where it is in the US Bill of Rights.  And BTW, did anyone else but us notice the image of the sniper on the rooftop of a school in Indiana and Ohio where protestors were peacefully protesting the Israeli genocide in Gaza?!?

I don't know about you, but this image just absolutely scares the stuffing out of me


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On the night of April 28, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a series of new strikes in the Ukrainian rear areas. Explosions thundered throughout the country, including in the Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Chernigiv, Mykolaiv regions.

The Russian Ministry of Defense officially confirmed the strikes on some military facilities. The destroyed targets included hangars with Ukrainian kamikaze UAVs at the Kamenka airfield in the Dnipropetrovsk region. The strikes were immediately confirmed by the footage. LINK In addition, Ukrainian military warehouses with air missiles and equipment at the airfields of Priluki in the Chernihiv region and Starokonstantinov airfield in the Khmelnitsky region. The Russian Defense Ministry added that temporary locations of foreign mercenaries, manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the 121 districts were also hit by Russian strikes.

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Russia will give a harsh response if the West opts to seize its frozen assets, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

She drew attention to The Wall Street Journal’s report that Germany allegedly wants to leave Russia’s frozen assets intact to used them as a tool during the conflict settlement talks to force Russia cede part of the Ukrainian territory it has taken control of.

"Russian assets must stay intact. Otherwise, a tough response will follow the West’s robbery. Many in the West understand this. I wish everyone does," Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel.

"I don’t know who is saying what but we don’t swap assets for territories. We never bargain our motherland," she emphasized.

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is a vacuous and worthless structure, Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, or upper house of parliament, said, commenting on the PACE resolution on the decolonization of Russia.

"The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is such a vacuous, worthless, biased and Russophobic structure that there is no sense in commenting such silly things. I would only like to ask them what kind of history textbooks they used and whether they know anything about history," she said in an interview with VGTRK journalist Pavel Zarubin.

The upper house speaker noted that it was European countries who colonized African and many other countries. "For centuries, they have been draining resources, killing people, behaving as colonizers," she explained. "But our country - the former Soviet Union - supported liberation movements in countries striving for sovereignty and helped them cast off the shackles of colonialism."

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Lithuanian ambassador to Sweden Linas Linkevicius and other “US lapdogs” will regret their “gaffes,” Russia’s deputy representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, has said in response to a veiled threat against the Crimean Bridge made by Linkevicius on social media on Saturday.

Linkevicius published a message on X (formerly Twitter), which featured three images: one of Russia’s Crimean Bridge, another captured the launch of what appeared to be a US-made ATACMS missile, and the third showing Russian President Vladimir Putin in a reflective mood. The caption under the images reads: “If someone hasn’t had a chance to take a photo at the Kerch bridge, it’s still time.”

The message by the ambassador of the Baltic nation – which is a member of NATO and the EU – came just days after White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan confirmed that the US had secretly delivered a “significant” number of ATACMS missiles, which have a range of up to 300km, to Ukraine. With his post, Linkevicius appears to imply that the long-range munitions could be used to attack the 19-kilometer-long Crimean Bridge.

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A New York district attorney refused to stop when a cop tried to pull her over for speeding, instead driving back to her house to call the chief of police to complain that she “didn’t feel like stopping” and demanded officers “leave me alone.”

Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley has faced a massive outpouring of backlash following the Town of Webster’s release of police body camera footage of her dramatics on Monday. 

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German media reports about the decline in popularity of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) opposition party are "exaggerated" and, together with spy allegations brought against its officials, are part of a discrediting campaign allegedly launched by the government, AfD politician Eugene Schmidt told Sputnik.

Earlier this week, German investigators launched two preliminary probes into AfD lawmaker and one of the party's main candidates for the European Parliament, Maximilian Krah, who is suspected of receiving money for his work from Russia and China, while his aide, Jian Guo, was detained on suspicion of working for Chinese intelligence. A number of German media reported, citing a poll by the Forsa research institute, that the AfD's popularity had dropped to 16%, the lowest since May 2023, amid the developments.

"This is all being exaggerated in the media and all these scandals are taking place amid the election campaign, that is, from my point of view, a dirty manipulation of public opinion," the politician said, adding that some state institutions and news outlets were allegedly fabricating poll results to influence and change public sentiment.

Schmidt said that the campaign allegedly launched by the German government against the AfD should not be underestimated, but expressed his belief that the party's popularity would keep increasing despite the pressure.

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