"If a government cannot prove the honesty and accuracy of the elections by which they claim authority over the people, then the people are neither legally nor morally obligated to obey that government's dictates nor to pay its bills nor to send their children to die in that government's wars, and may with full moral justification resist with lethal force efforts to coerce said dictatorship, looting, and conscription." -- Michael Rivero

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Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that NATO “trainers” will eventually be sent to Ukraine, breaking one of the few remaining red lines preventing the Ukraine war from erupting into a direct conflict between Russia and the West.

“We’ll get there eventually, over time,” said Brown, according to The New York Times, adding that sending them now would put “a bunch of NATO trainers at risk.”

Brown’s comments tacitly concede two realities that Western officials have been loath to acknowledge: the Ukrainian war effort is slowly crumbling and cannot be sustained without a steady escalation of Western involvement.

Yet there is a third factor that should be of serious concern to U.S. and European leaders: sending NATO personnel into Ukraine absent some kind of larger, explicit understanding with Moscow is highly likely to embroil NATO states, including the U.S, in a shooting war with Russian forces.

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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What is happening in the US is happening everywhere in the Western world. As the empire itself is rotten, so must be its constituent parts.

In the US white parents have to take their kids out of public schools, because public schools are indoctrination centers where white kids are indoctrinated that they, their parents, and their relatives are racist exploiters of “people of color” and that they are born into the wrong body and need to be sterilized in order to escape the wrong gender, thus further reducing the white birth rate.

In Jean Raspal’s The Camp of The Saints, white Europeans are prohibited from marrying within their white ethnicity. In America’s edition of The Camp of the Saints, white youth are simply sterilized by sex change operations.

The American federal courts have set it up so that parents have no say about the sterilization of their children. Despite this ruthless tyranny, America thinks it is a free society, and conservatives chant “USA, USA, USA.” A country with a population this stupid cannot survive.

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The cops will just attack you on the streets if you criticize the Jews.

Nothing like this has ever happened before in America. It’s a totally new standard of lawlessness.

People will complain about it, but complaints don’t mean anything. If you complain, the cops will just beat you and gas you.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The New York Federal Reserve bank reports that US household debt has hit a new record. Americans are increasingly using credit card debt at high interest rates to pay for their living expenses. Delinquencies are rising. About 17% of Americans are using 90% or more of their credit card limit and an additional 11% are using 60-90% of their credit card limit. That means 28% of American households are heavily indebted at high interest rates that prevent their ability to pay down the debt. Many struggle to make minimum payments, which means their debt increases monthly from interest alone without new borrowing.

The 20% plus credit card interest rates go far beyond usury. It makes one wonder how a consumer economy can survive when so much of personal income is drained off in debt service. How can consumers be causing inflation when they have no discretionary income to spend? What is the point of the Fed restraining the economy to combat inflation when the economy is already tightly constrained by debt service?

Is the Fed really this mindless? Let’s examine this question further.

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President Raisi remains one of the two most significant figures to have been killed in recent years, with his death following the assassination of the country’s most senior military official General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a CIA drone strike on January 4, 2020. The American operation benefitted from Israeli intelligence support, and was responded to with a missile strikes on U.S. military facilities in Iraq which caused over 100 American casualties. Where General Soleimani was considered the second most powerful figure within Iran, despite not having a political position, President Raisi came to be similarly referred to by analysts following his election in June 2021. With Supreme Leader Khamenei now 85 years old, the loss of younger figures in the Iranian leadership represents a particularly significant blow. Notable other examples of assassinations of Iranian leaders have ranged from Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps  Brigadier General Seyed Razi Mousavi, one of the country’s most senior military leaders, who was killed in an Israeli air strike on December 25, and leading nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahavadi who was assassinated on November 27, 2020.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, IRAN, ISRAEL, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Biden is suffering huge damage to his base because of his support for genocide. Today CNN aired a poll showing that black support and youth support has dropped dramatically since 2020. Biden held a 75 percent advantage over Trump in black support; it’s down to 49 points. Among those under 30, his advantage has dropped from 24 points to a tie.

Biden went to Morehouse College today to try to stop the bleeding. He said the civilian deaths in Gaza are “heartbreaking” and he’s demanded a “ceasefire” — even as he continues to provide weapons to Israel. And Biden msm apologists David Chalian, Amy Walters, Bakari Sellers and Jonathan Capehart tell you the young don’t really care that much about Gaza, it’s just a few activists. That is now the party line. But Rep. Pramila Jayapal and others say this could be the election.

The question that must be asked again and again is, Why is an accomplished politician taking such risks with his reelection campaign by supporting a genocide? The answer was provided this week, at last in the mainstream, by the Washington Post and Responsible Statecraft. Just what I’ve been saying, It’s the donors.

The Washington Post reported that a group of billionaires – almost all Jewish and pro-Israel – have been coordinating efforts for months to “help win the war” of U.S. public opinion even as Israel works to “win the physical war,” according to an aide to real estate mogul Barry Sternlicht, quoted by  the Post.

Billionaires get attention. Their “activism has stretched beyond New York, touching the highest levels of the Israeli government, the U.S. business world and elite universities.” Just last month, the group “privately” leaned on NY Mayor Eric Adams to break up the encampment at Columbia, days before police were sent in to do so.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The New York Times is astonishing its readers, especially those of us who monitor its tradition of biased and dishonest reporting about Israel/Palestine. The paper just published a long indictment of what it actually called “Jewish terrorism” against Palestinians. The report, which is the cover story of the widely-circulated Sunday magazine, is titled: “The Unpunished: How Extremists Took Over Israel.” Here is the opening paragraph of the “takeaway” synopsis that ran along with the actual article:

“For decades, most Israelis have considered Palestinian terrorism the country’s biggest security concern. But there is another threat that may be even more destabilizing for Israel’s future as a democracy: Jewish terrorism and violence, and the failure to enforce the law against it.” 

The massive article, by Ronen Bergman and Mark Mazzetti, prints out to 52 pages. It covers decades of history, and includes more than 100 interviews. Bergman has long had ties to Israel’s intelligence services, and he includes inside sources. “This story is told in three parts. . .,” the reporters say. “Taken together they tell the story of how a radical ideology moved from the fringes to the heart of Israeli political power.” 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Torture, amputations and the fetid smell of untreated wounds hang heavy in the air at the Sde Teiman facility.

An army base situated between Beersheba and Gaza in the southern Negev region, it was turned into a detention center for Palestinians, including abductees from Gaza, before they are transferred to other prisons.

Three Israelis who worked at the facility, and possibly participated in abuses against Palestinians, gave testimonies and pictures to CNN of what they witnessed.

The whistleblowers painted a grim picture of what amounts to a torture camp, where Palestinians are held without charge, interrogated and filtered through to detention centers or sent back to Gaza.

The facility is segregated into two areas: one designated for the detention of 70 Palestinians from Gaza, where they are subjected to severe physical restraint, CNN reported.

The other section serves as a so-called field hospital, where injured detainees are immobilized and strapped to their beds, forced to defecate in their diapers and fed through straws.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The most prominent pro-Israel group in American politics has promised to pour tens of millions of dollars into this year’s elections. But it’s mostly not talking about Israel.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has entered several congressional races so far, attacking some candidates and boosting their own. But the topic of Israel has come up only minimally, in a handful of Republican races. And the group hasn’t talked about Israel in Democratic primaries at all.

On Thursday, the group’s super PAC, United Democracy Project, released its first ads in one of the most competitive Democratic primaries this year — and one the Israel-Hamas war has been hovering over. And once again, it focused on other topics.

“Jamaal Bowman has his own agenda and refuses to compromise — even with President Biden,” says the first television ad from the super PAC, knocking him for voting against the bipartisan infrastructure bill and debt limit deal.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Israel's eight-month invasion of Gaza has caused major disruption to the water systems and supplies for the besieged enclave's 2.3 million residents.

The recent incursion into the southern Rafah governorate caused over half a million people to flee under the orders of the Israeli military, who have since bombed dozens of areas and seized control of the key border crossing between Egypt and Gaza, blocking the entry of vital supplies such as water and fuel.

At the start of the war on 7 October, Israel switched off water into the Strip, alongside electricity and other supplies. It was not until days later that the Israeli government reopened the border points to allow aid to enter.

Heavy aerial and ground bombardment has destroyed Gaza's water treatment plants and sewage system. A BBC satellite analysis from earlier this month found that more than half of Gaza's water facilities have been damaged or destroyed during the war.

Webmaster addition:  The Geneva Convention requires military forces to provide the basic needs of the civilian population. Withholding access to essential resources such as water from a civilian population can constitute a violation of international humanitarian law and may be considered a war crime.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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A former diversity program manager at Facebook and Nike has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for stealing over $5 million through an elaborate scheme involving fraudulent vendors, fictitious paperwork, and cash kickbacks.

Barbara Furlow-Smiles, 38, of Marietta, Georgia, served as Lead Strategist, Global Head of Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Engagement at Facebook, now known as Meta. From January 2017 to September 2021 she led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs at Facebook and was responsible for developing and executing DEI initiatives, operations, and engagement programs.

According to US Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan, Furlow-Smiles had access to company credit cards and the authority to submit purchase requisitions and approve invoices for authorized vendors of Facebook. She used her position to cheat and defraud the company by causing Facebook to pay numerous individuals for goods and services that were never provided and got kickbacks from those individuals, often in cash.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, CURRENT EVENTS
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned his intelligence and security chiefs from meeting with U.S. officials and lawmakers multiple times since the war in Gaza began, three U.S. and Israeli officials told Axios.

Why it matters: Netanyahu seems to be trying to control what American politicians and diplomats hear from Israel — at a time when his government is deeply divided over his war strategy, and relations with the U.S. are growing more tense, the officials said.

Driving the news: Netanyahu's most recent push to control the messaging about the war came three weeks ago, when he banned directors of the Mossad and Shin Bet intelligence and security agencies from meeting with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the U.S. officials said.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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In a recent op-ed published in The New York Times, Mark Penn, chairman of the Harris Poll and former advisor to the Clintons, has raised concerns about President Joe Biden’s campaign strategy, suggesting that it leans too heavily to the left and risks alienating centrist voters crucial for the upcoming 2024 election.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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The Biden administration has unveiled a new program aimed at expediting the immigration court cases of certain single adults apprehended for illegal border crossings. Senior officials announced the initiative on Thursday, stating that it forms part of a broader strategy to address concerns about illegal immigration ahead of upcoming elections.

Webmaster addition: In other words, Biden is pandering to voters concerned about open borders.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WHITE HOUSE
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Senator Tim Scott recently appeared on the Sean Hannity show and called out the liberal media for ignoring Joe Biden’s relationship with Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, who at one point in his life was a member of the KKK.

Scott and Sean brought up other examples of Biden’s racism, such as his ‘Jungle’ comments about school bussing and the fact that even Kamala Harris criticized him for that before she was chosen to be his running mate.

Tim Scott then goes on to talk about why Biden’s coalition is falling apart.

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian died in Sunday’s helicopter crash in the Islamic Republic’s East Azerbaijan province, Vice President Mohsen Mansouri has confirmed.

The entire nation was keeping an eagle eye on the situation after the news about the presidential helicopter’s "hard landing" was broken, Foad Izadi, associate professor at the Department of American Studies, Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, told Sputnik.

"Last night I was going to television stations and on my way to the stations, and coming back home, I was seeing people in different squares gathering, praying for him [Raisi]," Izadi said.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Did we just witness a moment that will permanently alter history?  As I write this article, the entire world is waiting for confirmation that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is either dead or alive.  If it turns out that he is dead, that will be really bad news, because that could push the Middle East to the brink of all-out war.  No matter what actually happened, there is no way that you are going to be able to convince Iranian leaders that the U.S. and Israel were not responsible for bringing that helicopter down.  So let us hope that Raisi survives, because if he doesn’t the Iranians will be overwhelmed with emotion and will begin planning how to avenge the death of their president.

Tags: MIDDLE EAST
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The second largest gas compressor station in Europe, Bilche-Volitsa in the Lviv region of Ukraine, has been destroyed.

Information about significant damage to the facility was received from local authorities and confirmed by independent sources.

The Bilche-Volitsa gas compressor station played a key role in ensuring gas supply not only to Ukraine, but also to other European countries. Its capacity made it possible to transport significant volumes of natural gas, which made it a strategically important facility in the region’s energy infrastructure.

The attack on the station took place at night. The damage was significant, and restoring the station will require significant time and financial costs.

Tags: ECONOMY, ENERGY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The financial system of the United States has been a symbol of strength, resilience, and stability for a long time, which has supported the nation’s economic power on the global stage. However, recent revelations and increasing evidence suggest that the country’s largest banks are on the brink of a severe crisis. This crisis is so deep that the chance of their recovery is questionable and can send devastating shockwaves through the entire financial system.

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Some of the students who on Sunday attended the graduation ceremony at Morehouse College, one of the country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), turned their back on President Joe Biden as he delivered a commencement address.

The Associated Press reported that at least seven graduates and a faculty member sat with their backs turned as Biden spoke. A group of students even walked out as Biden received an honorary degree, according to The New York Times.

At least some of the graduates at the Georgia school appeared to be demonstrating in response to the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip as some of them were seen wearing a Palestinian flag or keffiyeh scarves around their shoulders or necks.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Newsmax host Greta Van Susteren — and several others — questioned whether CNN anchor Jake Tapper was the right choice to moderate the agreed-upon debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

Van Susteren, who worked at CNN for a time herself, raised the question of Tapper’s personal bias — specifically when it came to former President Trump — and wondered whether he would be able to set aside his views and moderate fairly.

“Is Jake Tapper really the right one at CNN to moderate the debate?” she asked. “If you review his texts, he certainly has ‘put his cards on the table.’ Whether you are for or against Trump, it is imperative that the debate not only be fair but have the appearance of it … and if someone has already ‘put his cards on the table,’ is this really the right choice?

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Londoners have been marching almost every week in solidarity with the people of Palestine and to hold the UK Government to account [GETTY]

The Metropolitan Police will be given new powers to shut down pro-Palestine protests after receiving criticism from a pro-Israel charity over how they have been handling marches in London, specifically their lack of tackling alleged antisemitism within these marches.

The Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) said on X that they have held a series of meetings with the Home Office and officials at Downing Street over the past few weeks to discuss the alleged issue of how the police handle the protests.

The CAA is a charity "dedicated to exposing and countering antisemitism through education and zero-tolerance law enforcement" and has been branding pro-Palestine marches as antisemitic.

The Telegraph revealed that the Home Office is preparing to amend sections of the Public Order Act, allowing marches to be banned and public assemblies to be restricted.

These changes come after the head of the Met Police, Sir Mark Rowley, has been facing calls to quit after defending the police officer who called Gideon Falter, the chief executive of the CAA, "openly Jewish" at a pro-Palestinian rally in London.

Falter accused the police of doing "practically nothing" to restrict the protests.

The CAA said they turned to the government to call for clarifications on the Public Order Act to give the police "both the power and the duty to act" on the protests and to end the weekly marches.

Claire's Observations:  Apparently, the UK has been given its "marching orders" from Netanyahu to stop these marches as well; apparently, Israeli genocide is great; all other forms of genocide are horrific.  Now, you know.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Trans-identifying Scottish Green Party candidate Sophie Molly tangled with “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling in a brief exchange on X, and things did not appear to go as planned.

The spat began with a post from Rowling announcing how proud she was to be a part of the soon-to-be-released book “The Women Who Wouldn’t Wheesht: Voices From the Front-Line of Scotland’s Battle for Women’s Rights.”

“I’m very proud to have contributed an essay to this book, alongside many women I’m proud to call my friends. For non-Scots, ‘wheesht’ means ‘be quiet’ or ‘hush up’, but I suspect you could have worked that out from the context …” Rowling posted on Thursday.

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In 2011, David Yamane, a liberal sociology professor from the San Francisco Bay Area, stood at a firing range with a gun in his hand for the first time. That single moment sparked a journey that would take him deep into the heart of America's gun culture, a world he had never imagined entering. Now, after twelve years of immersive research, Yamane shares his surprising experiences and insights in his new book, “Gun Curious: A Liberal Professor's Surprising Journey Inside America's Gun Culture,” set for release on June 1.

Published by Exposit Books, the book chronicles Yamane's transformation from a gun novice to a gun owner, AR-15 enthusiast, concealed carry permit holder and trained armed citizen. As an Asian American academic with deep liberal roots, Yamane's journey offers a unique perspective on the gun debate, one that seeks to bridge the divide between gun enthusiasts and skeptics.

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