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BlackRock investment firm writes the regulatory and economic policy for Joe Biden’s administration. That’s the quid-pro-quo that maintains the Biden political financial operation. All of DC know it. No one does not know. The ones who claim they do not know about it are all pretending. Republicans take the background BlackRock bribes and pretend.

BlackRock positioned massive investment assets inside Chinese auto manufacturers, MG, BYD, and Chery. The three Chinese companies are in the process of moving North American auto manufacturing to Mexico, specifically to make EVs. The Chinese EVs made in Mexico will come into the U.S market tariff free under the USMCA trade agreement. China and BlackRock will make billions.

Today, Joe Biden announced a series of tariffs against China in the EV industry. [SEE HERE] The Chinese EVs are not being made in China. The tariff regime is a farce – a total joke.

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Another day, another indication of what a spectacular, snakebit clusterf**k the F-35 program is. 

The latest blotter entry comes to us from the US Government Accounting Office (GAO), via a new report pointedly titled "F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Program Continues to Encounter Production Issues and Modernization Delays."According to GAO, Lockheed Martin is running out of parking space for all the completed F-35s that the Pentagon refuses to accept. 

These aren't one-by-one rejects. Last summer, the DOD put a complete freeze on accepting the stealth fighters until Lockheed fixed huge hardware and software problems associated with "Technology Refresh-3" (TR-3), a $1.8 billion package intended to expand the planes' capabilities.  

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Having prevented the UN Security Council from adopting Russia’s draft resolution, the West has confirmed its intention to continue militarizing space, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia said at a meeting of the Security Council.

Earlier, due to the position of Western countries, the UN Security Council did not adopt Russia's resolution on preventing an arms race in space. Russia, China, Algeria, Guyana, Ecuador, Mozambique, Sierra Leone voted in favor of the resolution. Switzerland abstained. The United States, France, Britain, Japan, Slovenia, the Republic of Korea, and Malta voted against.

Nebenzia pointed out how just in April, the US and its allies in the UNSC were fervently assuring everyone of their dedication to maintaining peace in space.

“Today, after they confirmed their real intentions to continue militarizing space and creating corresponding weapons, their attempts to justify their actions by the alleged non-consensual nature of our project look especially cynical and hypocritical,” Nebenzya said.

Webmaster addition: I am old enough to remember the Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed Star Wars. This was a program launched by Reagan to build a system in space to intercept incoming missiles. It was a costly failure, and it looks like the US is going to repeat that!

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US lawmakers are weighing the option of imposing sanctions on the International Criminal Court if it issues an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US House Speaker Mike Johnson said.

"In the absence of leadership from the White House, Congress is reviewing all options, including sanctions, to punish the ICC and ensure its leadership faces consequences if they proceed. If the ICC is allowed to threaten Israeli leaders, ours could be next," he said in a statement.

"The ICC has no authority over Israel or the United States, and today's baseless and illegitimate decision should face global condemnation," the statement went on to say.

Johnson also accused US President Joe Biden’s administration of helping the ICC by a campaign of pressure on Israel. The speaker said the ICC with its move is equating Israeli officials with Hamas.

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Russia has scoffed at the United States’ reaction to potential issuance of arrest warrants by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israeli officials over Tel Aviv’s Washington-backed war of genocide against the Gaza Strip.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the remarks on her Telegram channel on Monday.

Earlier, senior American officials, including President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, had expressed fury after ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan applied for arrest warrants against Israeli war criminals, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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US President Joe Biden has vowed to continue providing “ironclad” support for the Israeli regime as the latter presses on with its Washington-backed genocidal war against the Gaza Strip.

Biden made the remarks on Monday, addressing a Jewish American Heritage Month event at the White House.

The war began in early October in response to a retaliatory operation staged by Gaza’s resistance groups. The onslaught has claimed the lives of at least 35,562 people across the besieged coastal sliver and driven around 80% of the territory's population of 2.3 million from their homes.

"What's happening is not genocide," Biden, however, asserted.

Webmaster addition: So, we have a war criminal in the White House!

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China's Ministry of Commerce has announced Monday that it has blacklisted Boeing’s military industry division and the respective manufacturers of Abrams tanks, Reaper and Predator drones, citing their sales to Taiwan.

Boeing Defense Space & Security, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, and General Dynamics Land Systems have been placed on the “unreliable entities” list, which bans their executives from traveling to China and blocks their further investment in the country.

General Atomics builds the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones. According to AP, it was unclear whether any have been sold to Taiwan.

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After the capitulation of Kyiv, the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky should be arrested and put on trial or liquidated as a terrorist. This was stated to TASS by Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev. “The further (after the capitulation of Ukraine - TASS) fate of Zelensky is not indifferent to us. He must be caught and put on trial for crimes against citizens of Russia and Ukrainians. If it is impossible to deliver such a criminal, the rules practiced for terrorists must be applied,” Medvedev emphasized. “This is exactly the fate that befell Zelensky’s spiritual teacher, Stepan Bandera,” he recalled.

For those who still don't get it--Medvedev IS NOT a "bad cop" in tandem with a "good cop" Putin. Medvedev is the SECOND in power in Russia's Security Council after Putin. Russia's Security Council is the MAIN strategic organ of Russia, a STAVKA of Supreme Command and State Defense Committee wrapped into one. What Medvedev states usually happens and he uses his massive media capabilities to convey what Russia REALLY thinks is going to happen. So, run Ze, run!Well, on the other hand--not gonna help, he is a dead man walking. Poroshenko, Avakov et al--get ready.

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Several hours into a massive search and rescue operation and things are not looking good as Iranian officials have been issuing ‘thoughts and prayers’ statements amid reports that severe fog and bad weather have prevented a proper aerial search for the downed helicopter of President Raisi and those with him.

Until a few hours earlier, Iranian state TV had stated that there was no news of any victims or injuries while an Israeli broadcaster, citing unspecified Western sources, had already said that Raisi had not survived.

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Pro-Palestinian students and activists face police officers after protesters were evicted from the library on campus earlier in the day at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon on May 2, 2024 (Photo credit: AFP via Getty Images)

A group of Jewish billionaires and business executives working to influence US public opinion in support of Israel’s war on Gaza privately pressed New York City’s mayor last month to send police to disperse pro-Palestinian protests at Columbia University, the Washington Post reported on 16 May.

According to private WhatsApp messages obtained by The Washington Post and people familiar with the group, Jewish business executives, including Kind snack company founder Daniel Lubetzky, hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, billionaire Len Blavatnik, and real estate investor Joseph Sitt, organized a conference call on 26 April with Mayor Eric Adams to encourage him to send police to suppress student protests at Columbia University opposing Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza.

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Authored by Megan Redshaw, J.D. via The Epoch Times 

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New research suggests the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) can trigger a rare autoimmune brain disorder that causes psychiatric or neurological symptoms following vaccination—and is easily mistaken as psychosis in its early stages.

A recently published study in Current Medicinal Chemistry identified a possible relationship between anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis and HPV vaccination.

Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is an acute autoimmune disorder where the body creates antibodies against the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in the brain. NMDA is a receptor of the amino acid glutamate. Glutamate is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter released by the brain’s nerve cells and plays a crucial role in learning and memory formation.

When the anti-NMDA antibodies attack the brain, they disrupt normal brain signaling, causing swelling—or encephalitis—and a host of neuropsychiatric symptoms such as hallucinations, cognitive disturbances, paranoia, aggression, epilepsy, movement disorder, impaired consciousness, and speech disorders. It’s these symptoms that often cause the condition to be misdiagnosed in its early stage as psychosis.

The Study

The paper’s author, Hsiuying Wang, is a professor of statistics at the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University. She looked at microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers to explore the relationship between anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis and vaccination.

Although vaccines, such as the HPV vaccine, do not directly induce autoimmune diseases, they can potentially induce an autoimmune response or worsen pre-existing autoimmune conditions in certain individuals,” Ms. Wang told The Epoch Times.

Ms. Wang performed a literature search and identified 16 microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers of HPV and studied biomarkers associated with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. The analysis revealed at least four miRNA biomarkers that the two conditions commonly share.

According to The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, miRNAs regulate a range of developmental and physiological processes and are useful biomarkers for cancer and other diseases.

Using a phylogenetic tree, Ms. Wang then analyzed the relationship of the miRNA biomarkers associated with HPV and anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, as well as for other viruses related to anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. A phylogenetic tree is a diagram that illustrates the evolutionary relationships between different organisms.

The study found a high degree of similarity between miRNA biomarkers associated with HPV and anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis or related vaccines when compared to overall miRNAs.

“While the direct causal connection between HPV and anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is minimal, insights from the microRNA biomarker study underscore the importance of not overlooking the potential link between this condition and HPV vaccination,” Dr. Wang said.

“Therefore, in cases where individuals receiving the HPV vaccine develop psychiatric or neurological symptoms, a diagnosis of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis should be considered after ruling out other complications,” she added.

Claire's Observations:  YIKES!!  Do moms and dads of young kids getting these shots, know about this?!?  and what about doctors and nurses "pushing" these shots, because there is some kind of "compensation" for so doing down the road?!? Do THEY know as well?!?

Because if parents do NOT know about this, they need to, with a HUGE warning label on the bottle, that this is possible, and why, with a signed consent by the parent, that they understand that this is a potential side-affect from the vaccine.  

Were I a parent of a young child, I would walk away from any medical professional, "encouraging" me to have the shot given to my kid, when I knew the potential harm it could bring to them.

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As the latest combat operations in the Kharkov oblast (region) unfold in a way that’s not exactly great for the Neo-Nazi junta, to put it mildly, its leadership is looking for someone to blame. The Kiev regime frontman Volodymyr Zelensky insists that it’s “the world’s fault” for the Russian military’s rapid advance. In an interview with ABC News, Zelensky argued that the delays in the so-called US “military aid” package resulted in a poor state of battle readiness of the Neo-Nazi junta forces, insisting they were not properly equipped to handle Moscow’s offensive operations. And indeed, the Kiev regime’s significant territorial losses resulted in the Russian military acquiring dominant elevated positions from which it could easily use its superior artillery to exercise near-total fire control over the entire northern Kharkov oblast and even beyond.

“Brigades are not totally equipped because of the package, which we waited through for eight months,” Zelensky told ABC News. When asked if he specifically blamed the United States, he said: “It’s the world’s fault. They gave the opportunity for Putin to occupy. But now the world can help.”

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The plane crash that caused the death of Ebrahim Raisi, Iranian Head of State together with 8 other people, including Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, may have been an act of sabotage carried out by Israel against Iran.

Azerbaijan and Israel have been engaged in close cooperation since 1992.

Azerbaijan is one of the few Muslim-majority countries besides Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, Kosovo, Albania, Gulf countries and other former Soviet republics to develop bilateral strategic and economic relations with Israel.

In President Ilham Aliyev’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Aliyev praised the active role of the Jewish community living in Azerbaijan in the development of bilateral relations between the countries.

It is known that Israel maintains a strong military and intelligence presence in Baku. Technically, with the advanced technologies available to Israel and the knowledge of the destination and take-off locations of Raisi’s Iranian helicopter, it would not be difficult to geolocalise it even when flying beyond the border with Azerbaijan that is, in the place where the accident or attack occurred.

Where the so called ”incident” happened.

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Benjamin Netanyahu and Yaya Sinwar, head of Hamas, could be wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity and an international arrest warrant could soon hang on them from today. The International Criminal Court (ICC) will have to decide whether to accept the requests of chief prosecutor Karim Khan, who announced this today in an exclusive interview with CNN.

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court wants to arrest Netanyahu

The British judge told the American broadcaster that the ICC prosecutor’s office has decided to extend the charges to both sides of the conflict that broke out on 7 October 2023 with the Hamas massacres on Israeli territory.

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The International Criminal Court lacks jurisdiction over Israel and should not consider it equivalent with Hamas in any way, the White House and the State Department both said Monday.

ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan has accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant – as well as Hamas leaders Yahya Sinwar, Mohammed Diab Ibrahim al-Masri, and Ismail Haniyeh – of “war crimes and crimes against humanity” in Gaza and Israel.

“The ICC prosecutor’s application for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders is outrageous,” US President Joe Biden said in a written statement. “And let me be clear: whatever this prosecutor might imply, there is no equivalence – none – between Israel and Hamas.  We will always stand with Israel against threats to its security.”

Webmaster addition: Killing children is NOT "defense."

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Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s decision not to hold elections means his government has no legitimacy, according to Dmitry Medvedev, the head of Russia’s Security Council.

Zelensky’s five-year mandate expired on Tuesday but he has argued that the Ukrainian constitution does not allow him to call new presidential or parliamentary elections during martial law, which he declared in February 2022.

“All these manipulations with laws mean only one thing – the death of the failed state of Ukraine, its transformation into a classic failed state, to use American vocabulary,” Medvedev told TASS news agency on Monday.

The US and its allies have supported Zelensky’s efforts to stay in power because they feared “the shameful fall of his criminal regime,” Medvedev added.

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  • On May 20, the Russian Ministry of Defense recorded no case of hostilities and ceasefire violations in the Idlib region in the past 24 hours;
  • On May 20, Israeli warplanes attacked a truck in the Al-Qusayr area. Four people reportedly were killed and 17 others were wounded;
  • On May 19, unknown gunmen killed two members of a group affiliated with the SAA at the entrance of the city of Jasem.
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India more than doubled its diamond imports from Russia to 728,000 carats in March from the same period a year ago amid dwindling supplies from Belgium and the United Arab Emirates, according to data from the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This not only reflects India’s defiance of European Union sanctions on Russia but also reaffirms the major efforts by Moscow and New Delhi to boost bilateral trade exchanges.

In search of market diversification, in one year, India increased imports of precious stones from several countries, increasing purchases from Canada to 354,000 carats compared to March of the previous year. Imports of diamonds from China increased by 2,000 carats, and shipments from Hong Kong increased by 15% over the same period.

According to the data, diamond imports from Belgium fell by 2 million carats to 2.1 million carats during the same period and from the United Arab Emirates by 900,000 carats to 7.3 million carats. The United States reduced its diamond exports to the South Asian country to 155,000 carats, Israel to 110,000 carats, Botswana to 214,000 carats and South Africa to 255,000 carats.

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  • Russian strikes were reported in Odessa;
  • Russian strikes were reported in Kharkiv and its outskirts;
  • Russian strikes were reported in Kupyansk;
  • Explosions thundered in the Poltava region;
  • On May 20, the Ukrainian military targeted civilian area on the outskirts of Luhansk with French-made SCALP-EG missiles. At least five civilians were wounded;
  • At least six civilians were wounded as a result of the Ukrainian attack in Vasilyevka in the Zaporozhie region;
  • On May 19, two civilians were killed and another was wounded in the DPR. On May 20, at least two civilians were wounded by explosives dropped by Ukrainian UAVs, 6 more civilians were wounded as a result of the shelling by NATO ammunition;
  • At least 11 Ukrainian UAVs, three rockets of Olkha MLRS, US-made HARM missile were intercepted in the Belgorod region;
  • Two Ukrainian UAVs were destroyed in the Kursk region;
  • Russian forces advanced near Keramik;
  • Russian forces advanced in Vovchansk;
  • Russian forces advanced in Klischiivka;
  • Russian forces advanced in Chasov Yar;
  • Russian forces eliminated 60 servicemen, one tank, one armoured personnel carrier, three motor vehicles, one D-20 howitzer, one Gvozdika system in the Kupyansk area;
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In February 2024, the former Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu reported to the President that the Russian military destroyed Ukrainian stronghold on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River in the Kherson region and took control of the village of Krynki. According to the Russian military official, Russian forces established their observation posts in the settlement. However, it turned out the official claims were premature.

The battles in Krynki began last year after Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Zaporozhie region failed. The Ukrainian military managed to gain a foothold in the area of the village but failed to expand the zone of their control and develop any advance in the region. As a result, the Ukrainian grouping in Krinky and reinforcement that attempted to cross the Dnieper River were pounded by Russian shelling and drone, missile strikes.

Russian President Vladimir Putin once commented on the battles in the area, confirming that the Russian army was not in a hurry to destroy the Ukrainian garrison in Krinky. Russian forces were aimed to inflict maximum damage to the enemy. Thus, the Russian military achieved the goal of the battle for Krinky. The Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered heavy losses in manpower on the Russian eastern bank.

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Update(1437ET): More details have emerge of the helicopter crash in remote far northern Iran on Sunday which killed President Ebrahim Raisi and some top officials. Iranian state media is citing a "technical failure" which caused the helicopter to crash in the site of a mountain not far from the border of Azerbaijan. Iran state media has also blamed US-led sanctions which have heavily targeted its aviation sector for years. The Bell helicopter transporting the Iranian head of state was reportedly at least 40 years old, but there was also inclement weather and heavy fog in the region over the weekend.

State funerals are being planned, reportedly which will take place over three cities in as many days, which will include public processions. Heads of state allied with Iran are expected to attend, and it will be interesting to see whether Russia's Putin and China's Xi will be attending in Tehran. As for the White House, it has released the following message via John Kirby: he offered the government’s "condolences" for the death of President Raisi, but he said "we’re going to continue to stand with the Iranian people as they fight for their own civil rights and, as they should, and we’re going to continue to hold Iran accountable for all their destabilizing behavior in the region, which continues to this day."

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The dirt that Andrey Derkach shared about Hunter’s Burisma corruption scandal made him an enemy of the American and Ukrainian governments.

Former Ukrainian MP Andrey Derkach, who’s reviled by the Biden Administration for sharing dirt about Hunter Biden’s Burisma corruption scandal with Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani ahead of the 2020 elections, just gave a very important interview to Belarus’ BelTA where be blew the whistle even louder. According to him, the $6 million bribe that was paid in cash to shut down the investigation into the First Son’s scandal eventually found its way to the Ukrainian Armed Forces and its military-intelligence agency.

Derkach claimed to have proof of the secret court order that divided these funds between those two, with the first investing its portion into building up their country’s drone army while the second financed terrorist attacks like the assassination of Darya Dugina, which he specifically mentioned in the interview. These allegations expand upon the ones that he shared earlier this year regarding the real-world impact of Hunter’s corruption scandal, which were analyzed here at the time.

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President Joe Biden on Monday said it was 'outrageous' that the International Criminal Court put out arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant.

Biden said there was 'no equivalence' between Israel and Hamas.  

'The ICC prosecutor’s application for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders is outrageous. And let me be clear: whatever this prosecutor might imply, there is no equivalence — none — between Israel and Hamas. We will always stand with Israel against threats to its security,' he said in a statement.

British prosecutor Karim Khan said he is seeking warrants for Netanyahu and Gallant, as well as three Hamas leaders. The ICC charges the leaders with charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in relation to the Oct. 7 attack and the war in Gaza.

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