"People, once suckered into a war, will defend that war rather than admit they were suckers." -- Michael Rivero

Bidgear ad




One aspect of the recent revelations about the IDF’s Lavender AI system that’s not getting enough consideration is the fact that it is completely devastating to the narrative that Israel has been killing so many civilians in Gaza because Hamas uses “human shields”.

If you missed this story, a major report from +972 revealed that Israel has been using an AI system called Lavender to compile kill lists of suspected members of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad which have been carried out with hardly any human verification. One automated system, psychopathically named “Where’s Daddy?”, tracks suspects to their homes so that they can be killed along with their entire families. The IDF has been knowingly killing 15 to 20 civilians at a time to kill one junior Hamas operative, and up to 100 civilians at a time to take out a senior official. 

Posted on:

Israel scrambled navigational signals over the Tel Aviv metropolitan area on Thursday as the country prepared for a potential Iranian attack on the economic center.

Traffic was delayed, food delivery disrupted and transportation applications showed Tel Aviv residents to be in Beirut, Lebanon. The measures were taken by Israeli officials to disrupt GPS-navigated drones or missiles that Iran or its proxies might fire at the country.

Tensions have soared since Monday, when a strike on a Iranian diplomatic compound in Syria killed senior Iranian military officials. Iran blamed Israel and vowed to retaliate, though its unclear whether the Islamic Republic plans to do so directly or via the militias it funds across the Middle East.

Iran’s main proxy group is Hezbollah, which is based in Lebanon and has been trading fire with Israeli forces almost daily since the war in Gaza erupted in October.

Webmaster addition: Iran has access to the Russian GLONASS system. 

Posted on:

Oh, the hubris of man!

Our expert class needs an ass whuppin. Memo to politicians: just because you sleazed your way into office by talking pretty and saying nothing doesn’t make you smarter than everybody else. And for you members of the regulatory state, whose primary mission is to kiss the ass of your political superiors, y’all suck too. And for you academics who have never produced anything of value and know nothing of the real world and feel the need to mouth off about everything, you are the worst of them all. You suck up to the political class by producing “studies” that it needs to extract more money from the productive class. In return you get paid enormous salaries for your apple-polishing brown nosing (see Claudine Gay). You are merely the beneficiaries of a sordid money laundering scheme.

Rachel Levine has (or had) a penis,  but thinks he’s a woman. Yet, he’s in charge of our nation’s mental health policies. Dr. Anthony Fauci is/was Washington’s top health expert. His bad advice has likely killed millions of people. John Kerry thinks growing food is dangerous. These are just a small sample of our nation’s most listened to “experts.”

Nothing irks me more than when certain experts, the so-called “economists”  take credit for job creation. How many times have we heard a president say “this administration created blah, blah, blah new jobs.” Shut the F up, you didn’t do anything of the sort!

Posted on:

President Joe Biden insisted that giving the Internal Revenue Service $80 billion and hiring 87,000 new agents would be all about targeting the wealthy, not the middle class. Unsurprisingly, it turns out his new bulked-up IRS is the same as it always was.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued a report on the progress that Biden promised for his beefed-up IRS, something Biden’s Treasury Department officials said would bring in $561 billion in revenue over the next decade. It is off to an inauspicious start, with IRS officials saying the service won’t be tracking its own progress until later this year. According to TIGTA, the IRS’s April 2023 strategic plan “did not include specifics on how the IRS was going to ensure it met this commitment.”

We know that the agency is already not meeting its hiring goals. Despite the $80 billion infusion, the IRS has hired only 34 new agents over six months, pathetically below the pace of its goal of hiring 3,700 in the first year of expansion. That helps explain why the agency is also still targeting middle-class taxpayers, with 63% of new audits targeting those earning under $200,000, as of last summer.

Posted on:

Former US leader and current Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump warned in Michigan on April 2 that US President Joe Biden could trigger World War III. Trump’s comments come as he surges in the polls while Biden’s policy on Ukraine is continuously scrutinised. The former president also criticised the way his successor handled the nuclear issue, questioned his mental condition, and claimed that other foreign powers respected the US during his presidency.

“This guy has no clue,” the former president said about Biden. “He can’t put two sentences together, and he’s dealing with Putin, and he’s dealing with President Xi, and he’s dealing with Kim Jong-un. All people I know very well. We were under no threat from anybody until this guy got in office. Now they’re talking nuclear all the time. We didn’t talk nuclear.”

Trump recalled that, during his term, he rebuilt “nuclear power” to a level that “no one has” and that, in this context, it was “four safe years.”

“You were safe because they respected your president, and they respected the United States of America. And now you’re not safe. I will tell you we could end up in World War III with this lunatic,” he stressed.

According to a new Wall Street Journal poll published on April 3, Trump leads Biden in six of the seven closest swing states. Although Biden won Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania in 2020, Trump now holds a two-point lead in Michigan and a three-point lead in Pennsylvania. Biden also won Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona in the last election, but now the three states have stronger support for Trump, with the former president leading Georgia by three points, Nevada by four points, and Arizona by five points.

Posted on:

Here is Rebecca Lavrenz’s story:

I am a God loving, praying mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loves my country, family, and the things that are on God’s heart. I count my life as no longer mine, but God’s, which has lead me to the situation I now find myself in.

Driven by a life long passion for truth, driving twenty-five hours to our US Capitol in January of 2021, to stand with 100s of 1000s of fellow patriots who also agreed that something just wasn’t right in the 2020 Presidential Election was not a tough decision.

I went to Washington, D.C. believing God had chosen me for this assignment to pray and put action to my faith, not knowing He would also lead me to carry His presence into the Capitol building itself on January 6 to reconfirm the covenant which was set forth in the year 1620 by our pilgrim forefathers, that this country was established “…for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.”

Webmaster addition: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"  The First Amendment. Rebecca cannot be punished for praying.

Posted on:

Chicago health officials have announced that a "small number" of tuberculosis (TB) cases have been reported at some migrant facilities following a recent outbreak of measles among migrants living in the Windy City's shelters.

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) said the TB cases were reported in "a few different shelters" in the city. However, officials did not disclose the exact number of confirmed cases or which shelter locations they originated from, Fox 32 Chicago reports

The agency says its medical teams are ramping up contact tracing to address the health issue. Tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs.

Posted on:

Californians are getting a lesson in economics courtesy of the state’s new minimum wage law.

A new law, taking effect this past Monday, created a minimum wage for fast-food workers of $20 an hour.

The New York Post reported that many chains in the state have already increased their prices to deal with the new wage.

Which chains are affected by the new wage?

The Post reported, “The law applies to restaurants offering limited or no table service and which are part of a national chain with at least 60 establishments nationwide.”

Posted on:

The soft data about the US economy today is not painting a great picture. Sentiment indicators are tanking, and they're closely mirroring the trends we see in hard data. There is a decline in business activity, a decrease in new orders, and a reduction in backlogs - all pointing towards an unhealthy economy.

Posted on:

The Cable News Network is still trying to figure out how to get people to watch their shows.

In a landscape where competition for viewers is more cutthroat than ever, new data showed that CNN’s ratings have plummeted to a 33-year low, marking a significant downturn for the network that for nearly a decade, has positioned itself as a critical voice against former President Donald Trump.

The decline is juxtaposed against Fox News, which has surged ahead, solidifying its position as the leading cable news outlet. Fox News’ triumph in the first quarter of 2024 was undeniable, with an average primetime viewership of two million from 7-11 p.m. ET, towering over MSNBC’s 1.2 million and CNN’s mere 606,000 average viewers.

Posted on:

On Tuesday, President Trump traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to hold a rally with law enforcement officials.

President Trump spoke to Michigan supporters, a state where he is leading by up to 7% in the polls. Trump was surrounded by law enforcement officers as he spoke out on the dangers and mayhem Joe Biden’s lawless open borders policies have caused in this country.

During his speech President Trump spoke about illegal immigrants destroying our country.

The Biden-Harris campaign took the comments out of context and clipped the video to push an obvious lie.
This is how desperate they are.

Posted on:

While there is increasing concern among the medical establishment, there are many who are questioning just how real the threat of the spread of bird flu actually is – and some are openly wondering whether or not this potential pandemic is little more than a conveniently timed psy op intended to garner support for the WHO’s Pandemic Treaty and other controversial pandemic response measures.

According to Dr. Kelly Victory, Chief of Emergency & Disaster Medicine for the TWC Chief Medical Board,

Bird flu is a red flag they run up the flag-pole every 12-18 months. At present, this appears to be like previous recent “outbreaks” that effect primarily poultry workers, with little evidence that there is appreciable human to human transmission. That being said, this is a good reminder that we always need to be prepared and to foster self-reliance for times of emergency. We have every reason to believe, for example, that ivermectin, hydroxychlorquine, azithromycin, budesonide, etc. will cover a large range of viral and bacterial illnesses, as they are certainly not “covid specific”. Keeping these medications on hand allows people to be free from the grip of BigPharma who would have them believe that every new pathogen or seasonal outbreak requires a new/novel treatment, as well as from the chaos and uncertainty that commonly accompany public health scares.

Posted on:

Americans are less likely now than they were in 2020 to believe a number of positive personal qualities and characteristics apply to President Joe Biden.

The biggest decline has come in the percentage believing Biden is able to manage government effectively, but his scores are down at least six percentage points on each characteristic.

Over the same period, public impressions of Donald Trump, Biden’s likely challenger in the 2024 election, haven’t changed to a statically significant degree.

Posted on:

COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out in 2021, prioritized for vulnerable groups like those with cancer, the researchers pointed out.

COVID-19 vaccination may have contributed to an increase in deaths from neoplasms like cancer during the 2021–22 pandemic period, according to a recently published study that called for more research on the issue.

The preprint study, published in ResearchGate, investigated death rates from neoplasms in the United States. Neoplasm refers to an abnormal mass of tissue caused by cells dividing and growing more than normal or not dying when they should. Some neoplasms can be malignant, like cancers, and can spread or invade other tissues and parts of the body. The study looked at death rate data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), investigating cases where neoplasms were listed as an underlying cause (UC) or one of multiple causes (MC) of death.

Posted on:

After bird flu was recently found in cattle for the first time and a rare human case was discovered in connection with a person in Texas who had contact with an infected cow, experts are warning a pandemic “100 times worse” than COVID-19 could soon erupt.

“We had not seen avian flu in cattle prior to last week. That is new,” CDC Director Mandy Cohen told the Washington Post this week. “It is a reservoir for [the] virus to circulate and potentially change.”

Cattle in six different U.S. states have been diagnosed with this new bird flu strain.

Posted on:

The CDC mentioned that tests on the H5N1 sample revealed a mutation linked to the virus adapting to mammalian hosts. However, they assured that these mutations were minor and the risk to the public was low. This particular mutation was not found in cattle or wild birds, with officials suggesting it might have developed in the patient during the development of eye infection, according to report.

Reports indicate that three pet cats in Texas have died from bird flu. The cats contracted the virus on dairy farms.

Additionally, the largest egg producer in the US has confirmed the presence of bird flu in its flock. There are plans to cull nearly 2 million chickens. There’s growing apprehension that the farm outbreaks could disrupt the supply chain or inflate the prices of eggs and dairy products.

Webmaster addition: "Don't forget to get your mail-in ballots!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Posted on:

Dwayne The Rock Johnson has admitted he regretted endorsing Joe Biden in 2020 and won't be backing him in 2024.

The WWE legend added that he isn't happy with the state of America right now and left open the chance of running for office himself in the future. He has now concluded that his Biden endorsement led to 'division.'

'The endorsement that I made years ago with Biden was one I thought was the best decision for me at that time,' he told Fox and Friends.

'I realize now going into this election, I will not do that, my goal is to bring this country together, he added.

Posted on:

Thieves have stolen as much as $30m (£23.7m) in cash from a Los Angeles money storage facility in one of the biggest burglaries in the city's history.

The culprits broke in through the roof on Easter Sunday night, sources told the LA Times, and the raid was not discovered until the vault was opened again the next day.

It is unclear how they avoided triggering the alarm.

The facility is in the Sylmar area of the San Fernando Valley and is used to store and handle cash from local businesses, said police commander Elaine Morales.

Very few people would have known about the large amounts of cash being stored there, the LA Times reported.

Webmaster addition: Inside job!

Posted on:

The U.S. Justice Department next week will meet with lawyers for families of victims of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people in 2018 and 2019, as the government decides whether to move ahead with a criminal case, according to correspondence Reuters reviewed.

The meeting, set for Tuesday afternoon, comes ahead of an April 24 gathering scheduled for the victims' families themselves to confer with Justice Department officials.

"As we have ... done previously, we think it would be productive to hold a lawyers-only meeting approximately two weeks before the conferral," said Glenn Leon, the Justice Department's fraud section chief, in an email to lawyers for victims' families Reuters reviewed.

Posted on:

When in doubt, blame businesses for closing their doors instead of the crime that has made it unsustainable for them to operate. San Francisco might even do you one better: force the businesses to stay open anyway.

One of the 11 members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is floating reviving a vetoed 1984 law that would force grocery stores to stay open against their will. Supervisor Dean Preston calls it a “good idea” because of the risk of “food insecurity” that comes with grocery stores closing.

The law in question would require stores to give a whopping six-month notice before closing, would force them to meet with community members (i.e. activists who will shame them for being greedy corporations), and would mandate that they “explore” opening a replacement store to make up for the one they are closing. In other words, San Francisco would be forcing grocery stores to stay open while running at a loss and putting their own employees in danger due to crime, all because San Francisco just can’t stomach locking up the criminals causing these problems in the first place.

Posted on:

Chemical drums filled with toxic liquid have been dug up in a New York neighborhood where residents say there has been a mysterious rise in cancer over the years. 

Construction workers unearthed six barrels of chlorinated solvents and waste oil petroleum, which had been dumped within the Town of Oyster Bay in Long Island.

The drums were buried by North Grumman when it operated an aerospace facility in the town from the 1950s to 1990s.

Officials fear the waste may have leaked into the soil and is on the way to public drinking supply.

The town is home to more than 17,200 people who have long raised concerns about the Grumman Aerospace waste, specifically a four-mile-long carcinogenic plume flowing underground that they claim contributed to a rise in cancer diagnoses. 

Posted on:

A spring Nor’easter made a messy morning commute as a mixture of rain, snow, sleet, and wind moved through much of the Bay State.

“It’s snowing like crazy out here,” said Scott Reed, owner of Reed Home Improvement in Colrain.

It was a wintry feel Thursday in Colrain as residents woke up to about five to six inches of snow. While there were crews out treating the roads all morning and night, residents told Western Mass News that they had some trouble getting around.

“Man, I’m ready for spring, but be safe out there because the roads are slippery, especially as it’s starting to melt and get slushy. It’s easy for your tires to catch and I have four-wheel drive and I was still sliding all over the place so be safe,” said Dennis DiPaolo of Colrain.

Webmaster addition: We had frost here in southwestern Indiana last night.

Posted on:

Russia made a “threatening” call to France warning that it hopes French secret service agents were not involved in last month’s terror attack in Moscow.

“The comments by the Russian side were bizarre and threatening,” Emanuel Macron, the French president, told reporters, adding that any suggestions France might have been involved in the deadly attack were “ridiculous”.

Details of the call came as Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said that relations between Russia and Nato “have now slipped to the level of direct confrontation” on the 75th anniversary of Nato.

On Wednesday, Sebastien Lecornu, the French defence minister, reached out to his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, saying France was ready to step up exchanges to battle “terrorism”, the French defence ministry reported.

Posted on:

The U.S. Navy hopes to have a prototype high-power microwave directed energy weapon ready for shipboard testing by the end of 2026. The service sees weapons of this type as critical additional defensive options that will help its warships keep higher-end surface-to-air missiles in reserve for threats they might be better optimized for, including anti-ship ballistic missiles. The experience of American warships shooting down Houthi missiles and drones over the past six months has rammed home concerns about the magazine depth of the Navy's surface fleets, issues The War Zone previously explored in detail in a feature you can find here.

Details about the Navy's current high-power microwave (HPM) shipboard defense plans are included in its budget request for the 2025 Fiscal Year, which the service rolled out earlier this month. USNI News was the first to report on aspects of the Navy's HPM plans from the new budget proposal.

The Navy has working toward a prototype HPM weapon system specifically for this role through a program called REDCAT since at least 2023. The service's latest budget proposal says the plan is now to rename that development effort METEOR, for reasons that are not entirely clear and that we come back to later. REDCAT and METEOR both appear to be acronyms, but their meanings are unknown.

Posted on:

Some of the world’s leading doctors are sounding the alarm over a global “turbo cancer epidemic” among Covid-vaccinated patients under 50 years old.

The shocking spike of deadly cancers in young people is now finally being covered in the mainstream media after the recent announcement by Britain’s Princess Catherine that she herself has now been diagnosed with the disease.

The announcement comes after her father-in-law, King Charles III, was also diagnosed with cancer.

The cause of the global increase, which is said to have sparked alarm among scientists, is hotly debated.

Posted on: