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Posted on: Feb 04, 2023
"It is the very nature of power that it attracts the very sort of people who should not have it. The United States, as the world's last superpower, is a prize that attracts men and women willing to do anything to win that power, and hence are willing to do anything with it once they have it. It is racist to assume that tyrants appear only in other nations and that somehow America is immune simply because we're Americans. America has escaped the clutches of a dictatorship only through the efforts of those citizens who, unlike the Germans and Russians of the 1930s, have the moral courage to stand up and point out where the government is lying to the people." -- Michael Rivero
Days after President Joe Biden bypassed the congress to approve a $6-billion ransom payment to Iran, the Mullah regime has taken another Western national hostage as part of its ongoing ‘hostage diplomacy,’ media reports say.
On Saturday, Iran’s Islamic Guard (IRGC) disclosed that it has taken yet another Westerner in its custody, less than a week after Biden White House agreed to pay $6 billion for the release of 5 U.S. hostages. The media reports did not specify if the captive is a U.S. or a European national.
“The Biden administration has cleared the way for the release of five American citizens detained in Iran by issuing a blanket waiver for international banks to transfer $6 billion in frozen Iranian money,” the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Let's posit for a moment that our upheavals of the last couple years include a societal shock of hierarchies corrupted by profiteering. Separation of Powers? You jest. Bill of Rights? Ours, plebeians, not yours.
Pandora, oh me dear.
What voter fraud?... you domestic terrorist, you. How dare you hazard Freedom of Speech.
Red Line Alert: Calling all control-freaks.
And all shall be punish-ed.
Yet in our current re-examination of frauds past, there is more open discussion of JFK having won the US Presidency by fraud, with the help of his somewhat creepy papa. What of Nixon, who apparently did win? He is alleged to have declined contesting the results in the midst of the Cold War, saying, "I know JFK; I worked with him in the Senate. The country is safe in his hands."
Decades later we are living a Clown-car Coup d'état, with not much appearing safe from wrecking ball entitlement. Particularly poignant, or is that apocalyptic, the triumph of the old Madison Avenue meme: "Better Life through Chemistry."
Big Tobacco, that juggernaut, met its class action lawsuits. Enter RoundUp et al, and BigAg's revolving door with alphabet, ahem, regulatory agencies.
Enter in more recent memory, the Goddess of Destruction, BigPharma, many-armed Kali of the Deep State. We are living aftermath compliance to "wiser" heads in a citizen mayhem gone savagely wrong. Emerging from New Age platitudes of Light and Love, of unicorns, rainbows and, "Clap, if you believe in Fairies..." (More lawsuits accruing re child and teen sexual mutilations, btw; stay tuned.)
We believed in "science" un-moored from data and due diligence. We trusted medical pros and institutions who were paid handsomely to obfuscate, do outright harm, becoming liars who lie. We trusted nightly news.
The Ukrainian military has announced that it has suspended controversial transgender spokesperson Sarah Ashton-Cirillo for allegedly making unapproved statements on social media; however, there have been no updates from the Ukrainians or the Biden administration on the fate of an American citizen journalist currently imprisoned in Ukraine.
Following a row sparked by inquiries initiated by Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), as reported by Breitbart News, the Command of the Territorial Defense Forces (TDF) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) announced on Wednesday that Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, an American transgender individual, has been suspended from the role of spokesperson.
On social media, the TDF said: “The statements of (Junior Seargant) Ashton-Cirillo in recent days were not approved by the command of the TDF or the command of the AFU. When conducting military operations against the aggressor, the defense forces of Ukraine strictly observe the norms of international humanitarian law.
“The command of the TDF will conduct an official investigation into the circumstances of these statements. Appropriate decisions would be taken. Sergeant Sarah Ashton-Cirillo will be suspended immediately pending the investigation.”
A Christian woman who volunteers to feed the homeless says that the number of people who live on the streets of Atlanta has grown exponentially, with entire families, gang members, and prostitutes all seeking assistance.
On Wednesday, Biden's Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared in front of the House Judiciary Committee to answer for the various biased actions of his department including the weaponization of government, the sweetheart deal for Hunter Biden, the targeting of Elon Musk, and the sentencing of January 6th defendants as well as a host of other topics.
One particular moment has gone viral after Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) went off on Garland for his department's treatment of January 6th and the light sentence handed down to Ray Epps earlier this week.
Massie opened his questioning by asking Garland how many federal assets were at the 'Stop the Steal' rally on January 5th and January 6th, a question that Garland said he could not answer.
"You indicted [Ray Epps] on a misdemeanors and meanwhile you're sending grandmas to prison. You're putting people away for 20 years for merely filming. Some people weren't even there but you got the guy on video saying go into the Capitol, he's directing people to the Capitol before the speech ends," the Kentucky Republican boomed. "He's at the sight of the first breach. You've got all the goods on him, ten videos and it's an indictment on a misdemeanor."
"The American public is not buying it," Massie added.
A man who narrowly lost a bid to be the Democrat nominee in the upcoming mayoral race in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has announced that he intends to contest the results of the primary vote after surveillance footage suggests that election fraud may have taken place.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Police Department confirmed the clothes were returned to Asya Khamsin, who has alleged Brinton publicly wore clothing she designed, but which was in her bag she reported missing at Ronald Reagan National Airport years ago. In May, MWAA police officers executed a search warrant in connection with the case at Brinton's Maryland residence.
"The MWAA Police Department can confirm we returned the victim’s property and police retained photos of the evidence for prosecution," MWAA spokesperson Crystal Nosal told Fox News Digital in a statement Tuesday. "The case is still under adjudication and we cannot release more detailed information."
Hundreds of students at a southeastern Pennsylvania high school walked out of class in protest last week after the district school board voted to continue letting transgender students use whatever restrooms they want.
Nearly 30 tons of ground beef have been recalled in three states for possibly containing a deadly food poisoning bug.
Routine testing of the meat sold by American Foods Group, also known as Green Bay Dressed Beef, in Wisconsin, found it contained Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).
The bacteria are generally found in animal intestines and, if consumed, can cause stomach aches, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and, in rare cases, death from related infections.
The company recalled three varieties of its bulk ground beef that were shipped from Wisconsin to grocery stores big and small in Georgia, Michigan, and Ohio, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Tuesday.
This is just over 58,000 pounds, or nearly 30 tons.
There are times when you come across a post that can truly be a “game changer,” and that’s precisely what famed biographer Peter Schweizer has just created — a game changer. He’s discussing Biden’s bribery charges that will likely lead to his ultimate impeachment – and the bribery charges are very serious.
The left dismisses all of this, calling it some kind of revenge “witch-hunt” by the right. What’s funny is how suddenly ‘”whistleblowers” are no longer revered as “sacred heroes.” Strange how that changed so quickly. Meanwhile, the propaganda media is busy trying to pin all of this on Joe’s crackhead son Hunter, the lowly “bag man” of the family. However, Peter just dropped a legal bombshell on the entire case. Despite the left’s efforts to protect Joe by portraying Hunter as the sole wrongdoer, who clumsily “tried” but failed to sell the “appearance” of influence with his father, Peter argues that it doesn’t matter. Because when you actually examine what the law says about bribery, Joe Biden’s goose is already cooked.
Read what the law says about bribery (18 USC 201).Joe Biden may or may not have been paid. But if his family got paid for official acts, that’s still bribery:“(1)directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent—
Tuesday, during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Jesse Watters Primetime,” Sen. JD Vance (R-OH) reacted to the Clinton Global Initiative’s reemergence on the global scene and its involvement in Ukraine.
Vance said he expected we would ultimately find that some would have benefited financially from the Ukrainian war effort.
“So Senator, when you see this new news about the Clinton Global Initiative Ukraine Action Network, and we’ve got Airbnb, you know, we’ve got famous Hollywood actors now involved, and the World Bank is kind of laundering American taxpayers through the Clintons into Ukraine, it could be a noble cause, yes, but it also seems a little suspicious, considering what the Clintons had been known for their entire career,” FNC host Jesse Watter said. “Do you agree?”
“Oh, I certainly agree, Jesse,” Vance replied. “I really guess that five years from now, we’re going to find out that between the Clintons and a number of American private equity firms and other hyper-global corporations that, you’re going to find a lot of people have gotten rich from this, and it’s really sad and it is really despicable because of course, the Ukrainians didn’t invite the war on themselves. I have disagreements with their leadership but not with the people. But you can almost see the elites of Washington and New York City salivating over acquiring more power and more money for themselves on the backs of the Ukrainian war effort. Anybody who doesn’t see this for what it is, I think, is blind to the reality. It’s one of the reasons why, Jesse, we have to start asking tough questions about how long is this going to go on?”
The Biden administration has approved a $5.7 million grant that will be used to create a "trauma-informed" care program for journalists "experiencing online harassment," the Daily Caller News Foundation reported Monday.
Conservative Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced Wednesday he will hold up any funding bill to keep the government open past Sept. 30 if it includes funding for the war in Ukraine.
“Today I’m putting congressional leadership & @POTUS on notice that I will oppose any effort to hold the federal government hostage for Ukraine funding. I will not consent to expedited passage of any spending measure that provides any more U.S. aid to Ukraine,” Paul wrote on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
That means if Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants to add Ukraine money to a stopgap measure to fund federal departments and agencies, he would have to go through the time-consuming process of filing cloture and scheduling a vote to end debate on the bill, which would take a few days.
A Stanford doctor silenced for challenging Biden administration lockdown policies said the government infringed on his first amendment rights.
A federal court ruled earlier this month that the Biden Administration coerced social media sites to censor him and other dissenters who wrote a controversial petition that criticized government efforts to shut down the economy, including schools.
Dr Jay Bhattacharya, an epidemiologist and health policy researcher said the ruling was ‘akin to the second Enlightenment’.
He was named in a lawsuit as one of the Covid-19 epidemiologists whose Twitter and Facebook accounts were scrubbed and removed from Google results during the pandemic.
The Louisiana appeals court that heard the case determined that the Biden administration wrongfully pressured social media companies to silence critics, though it was narrowed from an earlier lower court ruling by Trump-appointed judge Terry Doughty, who banned the administration from contacting social media companies.
Remember James Clapper and John Brennan? It's easy to forget given how much has transpired since both men consistently led the news throughout the Trump administration. At one time, though, their involvement in Crossfire Hurricane, otherwise known as the Russia collusion investigation was really big news.
For those less initiated, here's a quick refresher. Clapper was Barack Obama's DNI and has been credibly accused of lying to Congress. Meanwhile, Brennan is Obama's former CIA Director and has been credibly accused of doing the same. Both men lived on cable news after Trump's inauguration, making all kinds of wild, unsubstantiated claims related to nefarious Russian collusion supposedly committed by the former president.
Then, in 2020, the two men reentered the spotlight as the most notable signatories of a now infamous intel letter that claimed the Hunter Biden laptop story was "Russian disinformation." That was a completely false contention that was used to influence the outcome that year’s presidential election.
But while they've been quiet the last several years, both Clapper and Brennan are back. In an unbelievable move, the Biden administration has chosen to re-employ them as "experts" on a new Department of Homeland Security committee.
Haiti's most powerful gang leader, Jimmy 'Barbecue' Cherizier, called for the overthrow of his fragile Caribbean nation's prime minister yesterday as he led armed followers on a march through Port-au-Prince.
Mr Cherizier, who leads the 'G9 Family and Allies' coalition of gangs, called on Haitians to take to the streets against prime minister Ariel Henry. He was flanked by armed gang members as he walked through the streets of the capital, where his followers blocked roads and banged drums.
'We are launching the fight to overturn Ariel Henry's government in any way,' Mr Cherizier said, and promised daily demonstrations in parts of Port-au-Prince. 'Our fight will be with weapons,' he added.
Gangs have exploited political chaos in Haiti to seize control over much of the capital ever since president Jovenal Moise was assassinated in July 2021.
Chaos erupted outside a Staten Island shelter for migrants as protesters tried to stop asylum seekers from moving in.
About 10 protesters were arrested on Tuesday outside a former Island Shores Assisted Living Facility in Midland Beach, where a crowd met migrants with chants including, 'Take them back, Take them back.'
Footage from the scene shows protesters banging on the bus windows as they tried to prevent the migrants from disembarking and entering the shelter.
Police said an officer suffered a knee injury when one of the protesters, area resident Vadim Dlyakov, resisted arrest. Dlyakov, who lives a block from the assisted living facility, was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and obstructing government administration, as reported by The New York Daily News.
The rest of the arrested protesters were taken into custody and let go with disorderly conduct summonses.
The pilot of the $100M F-35 that vanished for over a day parachuted into a South Carolina back yard after a malfunction forced him to eject from the aircraft, causing the plane to crash into a wooded area about 60 miles away, it has been revealed.
The pilot, who had departed from Joint Base Charleston on a training mission, 'experienced a malfunction and was forced to eject' on Sunday at an altitude of about 1,000 feet just a mile north of Charleston International Airport, according to the Marine Corps.
'He's unsure of where his plane crashed, said he just lost it in the weather,' someone can be heard saying of the pilot on audio from a Charleston County Emergency Medical Services call shared Tuesday by a local meteorologist.
The pilot, who has not been identified by the Marine Corps, did not have serious injuries and has been discharged from the hospital. His plane was flying in tandem with another jet, which returned to base after the mishap rather than following the pilot-less aircraft.
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, claimed in an interview over the weekend that the infamous 200-foot Chinese spy balloon, which flew across the continental United States before ultimately being shot down over the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 4, 2023, hadn't actually done any spying.
Elon Musk's SpaceX has reportedly sued the U.S. government, claiming that the government's case accusing the company of refusing to hire refugees and those having sought asylum violates the U.S. Constitution.
Former MLB pitcher and two-time World Series champion David Wells took shots at Nike for the company's support of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick when he kneeled during the United States national anthem.
Late Tuesday evening, a large group of protesters in the New York City borough of Staten Island blocked a bus carrying migrants headed to a former senior living facility. The residents' demonstration ultimately led to an altercation with local law enforcement, and 10 protesters were taken into custody.
House Republicans are taking their next official steps in their impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden by preparing a hearing and subpoenas to members of the Biden family, as well as scheduling the first hearing in the investigation for September 28.
A committee spokesperson told CNN that the hearing will focus on the constitutional and legal questions Republicans are raising about Biden.
While the witnesses are still being finalized, House Oversight Chairman James Comer told CNN he plans to have a financial expert speak to the bank records he has uncovered pertaining to the Biden family’s business dealings and a constitutional expert to discuss why an impeachment inquiry is warranted.
“It’s an informative hearing where we’re going to have some experts in different areas of the law that can answer questions pertaining to specific crimes, as well as to educate and inform exactly what an impeachment inquiry is, and why you do an impeachment inquiry,” Comer, a Republican from Kentucky, told CNN.
The Oversight panel is also poised to issue its first subpoenas to the president’s son and brother, Hunter and James Biden, as early as this week, according to the spokesperson. The subpoenas are the first direct outreach to members of the Biden family and are expected to be for their personal and business records.
Sandy Weyer, age 57 at the time, entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 on the East side of the building, the same side where Brandon Straka stood outside with his bullhorn and the same side where Dr. Simone Gold entered. Weyer went to the protest with her brother and two friends expecting to hear from “her favorite Senator” at the time, Sen. Mastriano, who had planned to speak at the protest rally in a permitted space on the East side. She had been an avid supporter of Mastriano and was once very close to him. According to Weyer, Mastriano never once stuck up for her publicly and, at one point, even denied he knew her.
Weyer had “no intention of harming anyone or obstructing Congress.” She considered her actions to be “acts of civil disobedience.” Like many others, Weyer documented the events of the day, streaming Facebook live as she entered through the Columbus Door, a pair of magnetic doors controlled from the inside. Protesters never breached the doors from the outside. Instead, it later became known that a protester opened the doors from the inside.
Weyer and her friends regrettably followed the crowd through the Columbus Door entrance. By the time she entered the building, she had lost her brother. As a result, she spent most of her time inside looking for him. She and her friends were inside the building for a total of 11 minutes. They left the Capitol grounds when they received an alert that a curfew was being imposed in D.C.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan laid into Attorney General Merrick Garland in a Wednesday hearing, demanding to know why the Justice Department had allowed potential charges against Hunter Biden to lapse.
The Ohio Republican highlighted Biden's business dealings with Burisma, a company in Ukraine, and noted that the DOJ had allowed the statute of limitations to lapse on any potential tax crimes Biden may have committed during that time. Garland refused to answer Jordan's questions directly, instead deflecting to future statements by Special Counsel David Weiss.
Jordan recited the facts leading up to the case, that Biden had taken a lucrative position at Burisma he was not qualified for, and that Burisma executives had told him they were "under pressure." He then asserted that President Biden, then Vice President, moved to get a prosecutor looking into the company fired.