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"Every time the government passes a bill, they take a dollar from the American people, hand back fifty cents, then
cannot figure out why the economy continues to decline" -- Michael Rivero
Corporate bankruptcies are edging back up after a two-year lull as pressures in the economy grow, a situation sure to worsen if the nation’s political leaders fail to reach a deal to prevent the government from defaulting on its debt.
The increase is most visible among large companies, where there were 236 bankruptcy filings in the first four months of this year, more than double 2022 levels, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Several large recognizable companies with hundreds or thousands of workers have filed for bankruptcy protection in recent weeks, including Bed Bath & Beyond and Vice Media, although their financial troubles predated the recent economic turmoil.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tore into Gov. Ron DeSantis' 'Florida plan' Tuesday when asked about an NAACP 'travel advisory' for the state that calls the state 'openly hostile' to African Americans.
Jean-Pierre avoided comment on the ban specifically when asked about it at her daily press briefing. But that didn't stop her from ripping state 'lawmakers' – in a series of digs that didn't mention the Florida governor, who plans to announce his presidential campaign tomorrow, by name.
'So I'm not going to to comment on the travel advisory specifically, but I'll say this broadly and where we have been as administration as the White House, we've been outspoken about the impact of misguided policies' in the state, she said.
Donald Trump and his lawyers demanded a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland as a Justice Department investigation into the former president's handling of classified documents shows signs of indicting him.
Trump posted the letter to his Truth Social platform Tuesday, in which his lawyers claimed that he is 'being treated unfairly.'
Attorneys John Rowley and James Trusty asked for the meeting to discuss 'the ongoing injustice that is being perpetrated by your Special Counsel and his prosecutors.'
It was not immediately clear what specifically prompted the letter, but is comes just after the Wall Street Journal reported that the yearlong documents probe appears to be nearing an end, with a possible indictment on the horizon.
Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey was seen in New York City on Monday on a rare outing for the tech mogul, who spends most of his time in San Francisco.
Dorsey donned a pair of casual Birkenstock sandals as he stepped out with members of his entourage clutching a large bottle of water.
The sighting comes as he is in the midst of launching a new social media platform to rival Twitter, of which he was the CEO of until November 2021 - before the Musk acquisition.
Despite originally encouraging Musk to buy Twitter, Dorsey recently pitted himself against the world's second richest man, saying last month 'it all went south' and that Musk 'should have walked away' from the deal.
The White House and Speaker Kevin McCarthy called it quits on debt ceiling negotiations on Tuesday - eight days before potential default with no deal in sight.
White House negotiators Steve Ricchetti and Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young spent two hours on Capitol Hill before leaving around 1:30 p.m.
And as the White House is facing growing pressure to invoke the 14th Amendment, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre threw cold water on the idea.
'It is not going to fix the current problem that we have right now,' she told reporters.
Qatar has issued a warning to Europe about disruptions in the supply of natural gas as the energy transition policies of governments stifle the investments necessary for keeping Europe flush with natural gas in the next decade.
Qatar’s energy minister, Saad al-Kaabi, warned Europe on Tuesday at the Qatar Economic Forum that there would be a “big shortage” of gas in the future, mostly “because of the energy-transition push that we’d say is very aggressive.”
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister had similar warnings, accusing policymakers of having “blinkers” on, sharing a pie in the sky view of how quickly the world can rid itself of oil and gas as renewables step up to the plate to take their place.
Qatar remains a major supplier to Europe for natural gas.
A Russian court on Tuesday extended the detention of imprisoned American journalist Evan Gershkovich for another three months.
The state-run TASS news agency said an investigator from Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) had asked a court in Moscow to keep the Wall Street Journal reporter behind bars past May 29 to Aug. 30. Russia has charged Gershkovich with espionage.
"Today our colleague, and distinguished journalist, Evan Gershkovich appeared for a pretrial hearing in a Moscow court," the Wall Street Journal said in a statement after the ruling. "While we expected there would be no change to Evan’s wrongful detention, we are deeply disappointed. The accusations are demonstrably false, and we continue to demand his immediate release."
This weekend, The Wagner Group, a mercenary/penal battalion that is loyal to Moscow, took complete control of the city, and shortly thereafter, declared victory.
The corporate media once considered Bakhmut both strategically important and a “symbol of heroic resistance.” But now, with the fall of Bakhmut, the media and NATO-aligned governments are in full damage control mode, writing off this devastating battlefield loss as unimportant. Nonetheless, no matter how they spin it, Ukraine’s loss of Bakhmut is a big deal. Russia has captured a city that allows their forces to disrupt critical supply lines. It also opens up a path of attack to multiple additional Ukrainian cities.
Meanwhile, Americans continue to be looted by our own government to subsidize Kiev and supply the continually debilitating Ukrainian military. Instead of embracing a potential role as an intermediary and promoting peace talks, the Biden Administration is an antagonistic force, facilitating the constant delivery of heavy weapons and other miscellaneous supplies to an increasingly war-torn Ukraine. On Friday, the White House announced plans to deliver F-16 fighter jets to the Ukrainian military. Additionally, the Biden Administration announced an additional $375 million in weapons and supplies to Ukraine, showcasing its commitment to the war effort.
The Grayzone has obtained video recordings of well-connected figures within Moldova’s political and business community openly testifying to rank corruption within the country’s government and economy, while outlining schemes to enrich Western investors for an appropriate fee.
The invasion of Ukraine placed the tiny country of Moldova on the immediate periphery of a conflict with global significance. Bordering Ukraine, counting hundreds of thousands of ethnic Russians as citizens, and home to the breakaway region of Transnistria, Moldova’s doggedly pro-Western government has been buffeted by crisis after crisis since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th 2022.
President Maia Sandu of the Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) has remained steadfast as murmurings of a looming Ukrainian invasion, Russian plots to destabilize the country, and vast anti-government protests have reverberated on an almost monthly basis. Key to her endurance has been the unconditional backing of Western officials.
The sponsorship of NATO states has persisted despite industrial scale corruption at the highest levels of government. Indeed, as we shall see, foreign corruption in Moldova is actively facilitated and perpetuated with the support of Brussels and Washington, and continues apace with their full knowledge, consent, and even assistance.
CASE 1 (VAERS ID 1532154): 8 week old baby died July 17, 2021:
36 year old mother from New Mexico wrote: “On July 17, 2021, my baby passed away. I had been breastfeeding my 6 week old baby at the time that I received the first Pfizer vaccine on June 4, 2021.
He became very sick with a high fever on June 21, about 2 weeks after I got the first Pfizer vaccine. He was treated for 2 weeks with IV antibiotics for a supposed bacterial infection, however, they never found any bacteria.
After the 14 day course of antibiotics, he was home for one week, but exhibited strange symptoms (e.g. swollen eyelid, strange rashes, vomiting). I took him back to the hospital on July 15, where he presented with what they called an atypical Kawasaki disease. He passed away shortly thereafter from clots in his severely inflamed arteries. He died on July 17, 2021.
CASE 2 (VAERS ID 1166062): 5 month old baby died March 20, 2021
Mother received her 2nd dose of Pfizer vaccine on March 17, 2021 while at work. The next day on March 18, 2020, her 5 month old breastfed infant developed a rash and within 24 hours was inconsolable, refusing to eat and developed a fever.
Baby was brought to ER, blood analysis revealed elevated liver enzymes, was hospitalized but continued to decline and died on March 20, 2021 with diagnosis of TTP.
Target stores in certain locations across the United States have reportedly been forced to downsize their LGBTQ Pride merchandise displays and move them to less prominent spots in the back of the store.
This came as a relief to employees who were on “the front lines” of having to deal with irate shoppers, a Target insider told Fox News.
Following “emergency” calls on Friday, Target managers and district senior directors in mainly southern and rural areas were told to limit their Pride sections immediately to avoid a “Bud Light situation,” the insider said.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed in his new book, Breathe, he suffered a heart attack during the 2021 COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Khan explained as he spoke to the COP26 crowd, “out of nowhere, I felt a knot in my chest – a kind of tightening” and he had to be “carried off the stage” while “barely conscious.”
The book stated, “My shirt was drenched with sweat and I felt like I was on fire.”
According to the Evening Standard, “It is not known what caused Mr. Khan to suddenly fall ill in Glasgow on November 10, 2021. But medical experts have confirmed that the symptoms and aftermath were consistent with a minor heart attack.”
“Mr. Khan spent about seven hours overnight in A&E at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and underwent an electrocardiogram (ECG), which checks the heart’s rhythm and electrical activity, a chest X-ray and several rounds of blood tests.”
Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has introduced an amendment that would require the death penalty for anyone caught snuggling fentanyl across the U.S. southern border.
Greene tweeted on Tuesday: “300 Americans are murdered each day by fentanyl. It’s the leading killer of young people, 18-34, in America. Today, I introduced an amendment to H.R. 467 to give the death penalty to criminals who intentionally or knowingly import fentanyl across our Southern border.”
Greene’s amendment comes as several Republican lawmakers have pushed for new legislation to enforce tougher penalties to crack down on the fentanyl crisis.
As the border crisis worsens, some Republicans have suggested life sentences for anyone convicted of trafficking fentanyl or the death penalty for those convicted of selling or distributing the harmful and deadly drug.
Gwyneth Paltrow once said that she’d “rather die” than let her kids eat Cup-a-Soup, but it looks like she has no hesitations about a Father’s Day sex toy.
In a new gift guide for Father’s Day posted on her infamous wellness website, Goop, the health halcyon includes a $219 prostate vibrator for dearest daddy.
The sleek product, called “Hugo,” is made by the self-described “luxury sex toy” company Lelo.
The sexy-time plaything’s subtle description reads: “Yes, we did put a vibrator in this gift guide (it’s a hands-free toy for prostate stimulation).”
The perky product’s full details tout its “powerful vibrating motor” and “eight intensity settings,” as well as an “insertable head” that reportedly “delivers satisfying vibrations to the perineum” — you can look that one up — with help from a remote control and, apparently, a flick of the wrist.
The manic Manhattan college professor who threatened a Post reporter with a machete has been fired, the school said Tuesday — as it emerged she is suing the NYPD for allegedly abusing her during the 2020 George Floyd protests.
Shellyne Rodriguez was sacked by Hunter College just hours after the adjunct professor was caught on camera holding the blade to the veteran reporter’s neck while threatening to “chop” him up outside her Bronx apartment.
“Hunter College strongly condemns the unacceptable actions of Shellyne Rodriguez and has taken immediate action,” school spokesman Vince Dimiceli told The Post.
Women 45 and older who took Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have a notably higher risk of vaginal bleeding severe enough to prompt a medical visit after a booster, according to a new study.
The study included nearly 3 million diagnosed Swedish women ages 12-74 and was published in the British Medical Journal.
The increased risk of bleeding and "menstrual disturbance" was smaller for premenopausal women (ages 12-49) in the study, which excluded women with a "history of any menstruation or bleeding disorders" among other conditions.
About 88% of the women had at least one vaccine dose, and among those, 64% received a third dose.
The adjusted hazard ratio for postmenopausal bleeding after any dose, when including covariates, 1-7 days after vaccination was 1.12 and 8-90 days later was 1.14, meaning 12% and 14% increased risk, respectively, compared to unvaccinated women. Those jumped to 25% and 28% increased risk after the booster in the 1-7 and 8-90 day windows, respectively.
On Tuesday, Judge Juan Merchan will issue an order prohibiting Trump from publicly revealing any details about the Stormy Daniels “hush payment” case.
Trump will make a video appearance in a New York court, where Judge Merchan is expected to personally deliver the gag order to the former president.
Earlier this month, the judge issued a gag order on President Trump, preventing him from posting anything about the Stormy Daniels “hush payment” case on his social media accounts.
The judge also prohibited Trump from accessing any evidence in the Stormy Daniels case unless his attorneys are present.
Donald Trump threw his hands in the air in fury during a virtual appearance in a Manhattan court on Tuesday as a judge scheduled the Stormy Daniels 'hush money' criminal trial for March 25, 2024.
It means the former president will be in a Manhattan courtroom for weeks in the middle of the Republican primaries and just months before the presidential election.
Trump, 76, scowled into the camera during a Zoom appearance as Judge Juan Merchan told him to cancel all commitments during the trial and put a protective order in place banning him from sharing evidence in public.
Just when you think the Biden administration can't get any weirder in its promotion of LGBT- and other far-left social agendas, another bizarre incident comes along that screams: "This is not your grandmother's Democrat Party!"
National Pulse and Twitter have unearthed video footage of Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, President Biden's "sex-positive" homosexual National Monkeypox [Mpox] Response deputy coordinator, making his entrance to speak at the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit last month in Las Vegas. The conference was sponsored by NMAC, the National Minority AIDS Council.
The video shows Dr. Demetre Daskalakis strutting onto the main stage – with a sadomasochistic bondage harness covering his business suit – trailed by two younger men clad in only speedo suits, one in red, the other blue, on either side. The man in the blue speedo is also wearing a harness over his bare chest, a common look in homosexual BDSM circles. (BDSM stands for Bondage & Disciple, Dominance & Submission, Sadism & Masochism, but now the preferred, "softer" term for for such sadomasochistic sexual practices glorifying "consensual" pain and degradation is "kink.")
Rapper and actor Ice Cube said recently the black community’s decades of support for Democrats has failed to bring change.
During a recent interview on the Full Send Podcast, one of the hosts asked him if there was a “stigma” in the black community when it came to Republicans.
“I don’t know what’s going on in the African American community when it comes to that. I mean, black people have supported Democrats overwhelmingly for fifty, sixty years. And nothing has changed. So, something’s gotta change,” Ice Cube replied.
House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today is calling on senior officials in the Biden Administration to fully cooperate with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The Oversight Committee has obtained testimony from Inspector General John Sopko that the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Agency for International Development are obstructing SIGAR’s investigations.
“The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating the withdrawal of U.S. forces and the evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies from Afghanistan. One critical partner in helping the Committee assess issues related to security, humanitarian, economic, and governance assistance to the Afghan people has been the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR has notified the Committee on multiple occasions of the Department of State’s, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s, the Department of Defense’s, and the U.S. Department of Treasury’s refusals to cooperate with SIGAR’s ongoing evaluations. This lack of cooperation is unacceptable. The Administration will neither avoid SIGAR’s important oversight work nor flout accountability to the American people for its catastrophic failures in Afghanistan,” wrote Chairman Comer.
We deserve better false flags. It’s as if the FBI isn’t even trying anymore. That’s the consensus from most conservatives, who are calling “BS” on the latest “Nazi” stunt that unfolded in D.C., and are calling it just another poorly-orchestrated FBI psyop.
Here’s what reportedly happened at the White House according to Insider Paper:
US Secret Service officers detained the driver of a U-Haul box truck in Washington on Monday night after the vehicle crashed into a barrier near the White House, the agency said in a statement.
“There were no injuries to any Secret Service or White House personnel and the cause and manner of the crash remain under investigation,” the statement said.
Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi later said in a tweet that a “preliminary investigation reveals the driver may have intentionally struck the security barriers at Lafayette Square”, adding that charges would be filed over the incident.
Oh, and right on cue, a Nazi flag was pulled from the cab of the truck and perfectly laid out on the ground for everyone to see.
Comedian Wanda Sykes says that criticism of cancel culture criticism is simply “straight men pissed that can’t say things any more.” Sykes reacted to comedian Kevin Hart expressing anxiety over comedy’s overly “political” climate, telling the Guardian, “To me, the whole complaint about cancel culture is a lot of men — especially straight men — who are just pissed that they can’t say things any more, y’know?”
In 2019, Hart had stepped down from hosting the Oscars after his previous gay jokes had resurfaced on Twitter.
“And it’s not like you can’t say these things. You can say them, but now there’s just consequences,” she added.
Meanwhile, Sykes claims that unlike other people, only God can cancel her.
Former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland, who worked for General Michael Flynn — unjustly forced from office — offers a chilling and highly realistic view of what we face: a coup by the Deep State that they are planning to repeat in 2024 because they don't want their crimes prosecuted by a Republican president and A.G.
Speaking with Maria Bartiromo on her Fox Business Network program, McFarland laid out the grim reality that, strangely, does not bother any of the people who rage about "protecting democracy" from Donald Trump. Kanekoa The Great summarizes her views and presents a two-and-a-half minute clip of her. I urge you to watch the whole thing, as there is a lot of richness that doesn't make it to this summary.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will announce he is running for president during a discussion with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, three sources familiar with the plans told NBC News.
Musk and DeSantis will host an event on Twitter Spaces, the site’s platform for audio chats, on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET. It will be moderated by David Sacks, a tech entrepreneur who is a Musk confidant and DeSantis supporter.
That same evening, the campaign will release a launch video, and DeSantis will begin visiting several early states after Memorial Day.
Most registered voters think President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden partook “in an illegal influence peddling scheme while he was Vice President,” according to a Harvard/Harris poll.
The poll, conducted between May 17-18, asked participants, “From what you know, do you think Hunter Biden was involved in illegal influence peddling and tax evasion, or do you think he was not involved in such crimes?”
Of the registered voter respondents, 63 percent, including 83 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of voters outside of the two major parties, believe Hunter Biden “was involved in illegal influence.” More than four in ten Democrats believe the same.
A majority of 53 percent of respondents say that President Biden engaged “in an illegal influence peddling scheme” with his son when he served as vice president. This included most Republicans (79 percent) and independents (58 percent), while a majority of 75 percent of Democrats think the opposite.
President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has once again levied the threat of a looming Constitutional crisis of his own design against Republican negotiators seeking to gain budget reduction concessions along with another debt ceiling increase as the nation hurdles toward a sovereign default.
Leftist news outlet Talking Points Memo (TPM) reported Monday that the incumbent 80-year-old Democrat "placed renewed emphasis on the possibility of citing the 14th Amendment to sidestep the debt ceiling, a controversial prospect," severely understating the usurpation of Congessional authority.
According to the outlet, Biden told reporters at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, "Now it’s time for the other side to move from their extreme positions, because much of what they’ve already proposed is simply, quite frankly, unacceptable." Biden initially snubbed Republican proposals without offering a competing vision for the budget other than a 'clean' debt limit increase. Essentially demanding the GOP-run House continue to cut the checks funding a radical leftist, globalist agenda.
“I’m not going to agree to a deal that protects wealth tax cheats and crypto traders while putting food assistance at risk for nearly one million Americans,” Biden claimed.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev warned on Friday that a radioactive cloud was heading towards Western Europe following the destruction of a Ukrainian warehouse storing British-supplied depleted uranium ammunition.
Sputnik News spoke with Dr. Chris Busby, physical chemist and scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, about how the West’s decision to provide depleted uranium (DU) ammunition to Ukraine has potentially caused a continent-wide ecological disaster. Below is his answer in full.
Recently, several web media outlets provided videos of an enormous explosion in the town of Khmelnitski, located to the West of Kiev, and about 200 km from the border with Poland. There were two major explosions which produced a massive roiling swirling fireball which, like an atomic bomb, developed upwards and formed a mushroom cloud, which was black.