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NATO is drawing up plans to send American troops to the frontlines of Europe in the event of an all-out conflict with Russia, it has been revealed.

New 'land corridors' are being carved out to quickly funnel soldiers through central Europe without local bureaucratic impediments, allowing NATO forces to pounce in an instant should Putin's devastating war in Ukraine move further west.

The plans are said to include contingencies in case of Russian bombardment, letting troops sweep into the Balkans via corridors in Italy, Greece and Turkey, or towards Russia's northern border via Scandinavia, officials told The Telegraph.

Tensions have ratcheted up in recent weeks, with Russian President Vladimir Putin openly acknowledging the 'possibility' of 'a full-scale Third World War' as he threatens 'fatal consequences' for western allies allowing Ukraine use of their weapons on Russian soil.

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California Democrat Maxine Waters raised eyebrows on Sunday with claims about supporters of former President Donald Trump after he was found guilty by a New York jury in his 'hush money' trial.

Waters appeared on MSNBC with host Jonathan Capehart warning that the former president and supporters pose a dangerous threat to the country.

'I'm worried that he's so divisive and that he's talking about retribution, and they're talking about revenge and I think that that's dangerous. He's even mentioned civil war at one point, talked about there would be bloodshed,' Waters said.

She said she would raise her concerns with federal law enforcement, in order to be prepared for the violence unleashed by Trump and his supporters if he did not win the election in November.  

'I am going to spend some time with the criminal justice system, with the justice system, asking them, tell us what's going on with the domestic terrorists,' she said. 'Are they preparing a civil war against us? Should we be concerned about our safety?'

Claire's Observations:  Representative Waters; a word, please.

I am the polar opposite of the way in which you have characterised  both me, and many of my brother and sister Americans, with that description.  And frankly, you owe us an apology

Let me introduce myself; I am Claire Rivero, Christian Pacifist Activist, and an Independent, who thinks neither party actually serves the needs of its constituents, but loves to create situations in which money  just gushes its way to them.  Of course, you are all privy to the inside information of what companies will be offering IPOs, enabling that flow.

I am a graduate of Cal State Dominguez Hills  (You DO remember where Dominguez Hills is, don't you, Representative Waters?!?), with a BA in music and theatre; I use the skills I learned there every day, as I am a published composer, who is still actively working as one.

I abhor the concept of war, and  believe it to be a catastrophic failure of imagination; I continually caution against it, and I would hope that you do also.  Does that make me a "domestic terrorist", Representative Waters?!?

Now, let me take a look at the "performance" of the Biden Administration to date.

First, let's look at Biden's declining mental and physical health, as attested by his numerous foul-ups, bleeps, and blunders.  As a volunteer for my church, I visit a locked ward in an assisted living facility which houses dementia patients.  The signs and symptoms are absolutely there with Biden, and we don't need someone in the White House suffering from this horrific disease; the 25th Amendment should have been invoked long ago, as this disease very much impacts the quality of decision-making a person can do, when they are suffering from this.

Does my noticing this (as well as most people in the Free World and beyond) make me a "Domestic Terrorist", because the signs of cognitive and physical decline are so present, that I cannot unsee them, Representative Waters?!?

We have a non-existent Southern Border, and a massive flow of illegal immigrants this country will need to feed, clothe, educate, and house.  With a 34 trillion dollar Federal Deficit (that we know about, that is), where is this money coming from?!?  American taxpayers are totally "tapped out", and many are living from hand to mouth, dealing with a monetary inflation which just will not quit.

We are enmeshed in two horrific, and seemingly intractible wars, one for Israel in Gaza, and the other hopeless mess, being our proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, which Ukraine is losing miserably, because they do not have the troop strength to support it, nor will they, without active NATO assistance translating into "Boots on the Ground"; do you support such a move by the US and NATO?!?!   And what about US  boots on the ground in Israel?!?  As you know, we have two bases there; one which is constructed, and the other, under construction.

 And is there anyone in your family of military age?  Because with US troop strength so low, conscription is almost inevitable.  Does NOT wanting to see that happen, make me a "Domestic Terrorist", Representative Waters?!?

Finally, I am not here to hurt, or advocate any hurt against anyone who disagrees with me politically.  I simply want to get the facts out, as I see them, even when they do not represent the current regime's viewpoint (and I am an "equal opportunity smiter", when it comes to giving what-for to both parties, if what they are advocating doesn't seem to be advancing the needs of the American People.).  That is simply who I am.

So does peacefully  disagreeing with a political agenda which has not brought about safety, security, and economic prosperity to this country, mean I am a "domestic terrorist"?

Representative Waters, I hate having to "vote for the lesser of two evils"; but in looking at what Biden has done, and not done, in his very  driven "policy directives", I must support President Trump, even i f I have to hold my nose to say it.

Is Trump "The Anointed One", in terms of bringing domestic and international issues into some semblance of sanity?!?  Hell, no!  And DAMN, I wish our choices were a lot better.

But Representative Waters, in looking at Biden's "performance" as President, I must observe that he has missed the mark at every critical point in decision making, and now we, the American people, are having to live with the consequences of those choices, and  those consequences are, and will be,  really awful, including a potential nuclear war with Russia.

And finally, Representative Waters;  you owe me an apology for having characterized me as "A Domestic Terrorist" for thinking Trump is a better option in November than is Biden.

And if you ever find  yourself in Southern Indiana, please drop by and say hello; let's break bread, and talk!!  :-)

 

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Back in 2023, Socialist Paul Krugman declared that “the war on inflation is over!!! “We” won, at very little cost.” I love when elitists claim “We won!” since clearly 99% of Americans lost since food, housing and car prices up are double digits under Biden.
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Hunter Biden's criminal trial on gun charges will begin in earnest Tuesday with opening statements and potentially lurid testimony about drug use from his autobiography and phone messages that prosecutors say incriminates the president's son.

Hunter Biden, 54, is accused of failing to disclose his use of illegal drugs when he bought a Colt Cobra .38-caliber revolver and of illegally possessing the weapon for 11 days in October 2018.

He has pleaded not guilty to the three felony charges. Hunter Biden is the first child of a sitting president to be criminally tried.

The proceeding at the federal courthouse in the Bidens' hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, comes just days after Republican Donald Trump, the rival to Democrat President Joe Biden for the Nov. 5 U.S. election, became the first former president found guilty of a crime.

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Regardless of one’s view of Donald Trump, it is a disturbing development in our society when justice is treated more like a football game where you root for your “team” rather than a way of preserving our freedom and liberty in an equal way for all.
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A lot of mainstream-adjacent progressives act like Gaza is some radical deviation from normal US behavior, which is infantile nonsense.

The US inflicts similar horrors on the world all the time; the only major difference is

(A) this one’s being live-streamed and

(B) there was a pro-Palestine movement in place before it began.

With regard to (B), Gaza is really illustrating how much the US empire benefits from moving through its foreign military violence relatively quickly.

When it can move from propagandizing the population about Evil Dictatorship X to destroying the country in question to moving on to its next war in the span of a few short years, there’s not enough time for public awareness to grow of exactly how evil the empire is being. It was years before a mainstream consensus developed that the invasion of Iraq was wrong, and it will probably be decades before there’s mainstream consensus about the evil shit the empire did in Syria from 2011 onwards.

With Gaza, people saw this one coming and were calling it what it is from the moment it began, because there was already a widespread political understanding — at least on the left — that Israel is a murderous settler-colonialist project and that the Palestinians are a colonized people. This widespread understanding occurred because the Israel-Palestine debate has been raging for generations, so the collective has had enough time to really examine the facts and circulate its arguments through public consciousness. Those facts and arguments were there ready to be picked up and understood and used — even by young people who are new to the situation — after October 7.

So what’s really hurting the empire’s information interests today is the fact that there was widespread social consciousness about Palestine already in place before the Gaza assault began, combined with the consciousness-expanding effects of social media and the ease with which ordinary people can now circulate raw video footage. Which really goes to illustrate the fact that consciousness and dysfunction cannot coexist, whether you’re talking about humans as individuals or as a collective. If we can really see something and deeply understand it, it’s much harder for depravity to function.

The light of awareness makes it very difficult for an empire which is fueled by human blood to operate, which is why so much effort has been going into shutting off the lights. Shutting off the lights here looks like circulating lies and propaganda, killing Palestinian journalists in record numbers, blocking western journalists from entering Gaza, banning TikTok, stomping out student protests, and smearing everyone who tries to spread awareness of Gaza as an anti-semite.

In that sense we actually kind of are seeing a struggle between the forces of light and the forces of darkness here — not in the sense the Zionist ideologues mean it, but in the sense that there are people who are trying to spread the light of awareness coming into direct conflict with people who are trying to shut that light down.

And that’s how humanity will eventually move into health: by the light of awareness spreading throughout our collective consciousness to all the various ways our species is still dysfunctional. This spreading of awareness happens in ways that are as diverse as investigative journalism, teaching, research, tweeting, making videos, writing blogs, informing others in interpersonal conversations, and expanding your own personal consciousness with inner disciplines like meditation and self-inquiry.

We can each participate in this unfolding of human consciousness in our own way throughout our lives, and every contribution we make toward that end makes a difference. Anything you do to make the unseen seen and cast the light of awareness on areas of dysfunction helps move humanity into a higher level of functionality, whether you’re spreading awareness of dysfunction out there in the world, or in yourself by bringing more consciousness to your own inner processes.

We can each do many things every single day to help move humanity into the light, so that we may one day become a fully conscious species. We can each cultivate a practice of constantly looking for opportunities to expand consciousness in this way from moment to moment.

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Remember, if you don’t prosecute a crime, then there’s no record of it, and therefore, no crime – makes Democrats look really good, and when things get really bad, then voters will vote in Republicans who, hopefully, will prosecute crime, and the crime under Republicans will skyrocket allowing Democrats to make Republicans look bad and weak! Funny how that works!

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By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

 

“For two years Biden was absolutely adamant that no US weapons could be used to strike Russia. Now he reverses the policy — aka, he lied. 

So where’s the pushback? Congress, media? What could be of greater consequence than lying the country into war with a nuclear superpower?” — Michael Tracey

Are the peoples of the Western world so completely insouciant that they do not notice that their politicians are pushing them into direct conflict with Russia? It seems Hungarians are the only European people who have any sense. See this.

The Kremlin could not issue any warnings more dire, and in response moronic Western politicians provoke harder.

Are they unable to comprehend that they are provoking a nuclear war, or is it their intention to provoke a nuclear war?

Biden, Blinken, and NATO have made another U-turn. The long range missiles that Ukraine could not use for attacks on Russian territory can now be used that way, but, for now, only on military targets. But the distinction between military and non-military targets is a distinction without meaning or substance. All modern wars are attacks on civilians and infrastructure.

The argument that resulted in removing restrictions on long range missiles is that in order to defend itself Ukraine needs to be able to use the weapons Washington provides to attack the military infrastructure that Russia uses to attack Ukraine.

Russia will simply attack the sites from which it is being attacked, so the long range missiles will contribute nothing to Ukraine’s defense.

Even worse: as the Kremlin knows the missiles have to be programmed with targeting information by US and NATO personnel,

Russia regards the countries responsible for the targeting as combatants and targets. We are on the verge of the final widening of the war.

As every previous no-no became a yes-yes, the Kremlin has to assume that the no-no prohibition on sending NATO troops will soon become a yes-yes. If realism prevails in the Kremlin, this forces Putin to abandon his limited military operation and to knock out Ukraine before it fills up with NATO soldiers.

From the beginning it was obvious to me that the limited military operation was a strategic blunder that would allow the West to become involved, with the consequence being the widening of the war. That is precisely what has happened. We have reached the point where Putin is telling the West to back off or out come the nukes.

But no one in the West hears.

Washington cares no more for Ukrainians than it cares for Palestinians.

The Ukraine conflict is a way for Washington to force Russia into a response that can be used to justify a US/NATO attack on Russia. What is to be served by this? It is a form of suicide for the West.

Where is a responsible Western leader to diffuse this dangerous situation? Why are there none?

Keeping Russian Donbas in Ukraine, where it should never have been put, is not worth the war that is being fomented.

 

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A top scientist who advises the Canadian Government said he was blocked from studying a freak outbreak of a mysterious and deadly brain illness in young adults and teenagers. 

More than 200 New Brunswick residents have bizarrely developed a dementia-like disorder that causes vivid hallucinations, an inability to talk and write, memory lapses and even physical paralysis.

While the disease has baffled doctors, local health officials put the outbreak down to misdiagnosis, concluding that most patients in fact suffered common illnesses like dementia and cancer

Now, damning evidence has come to light that suggests health chiefs may have purposefully blocked investigations into other potential causes — namely, exposure to toxic pesticides. 

In leaked emails sent between Dr Michael Coulthart, a microbiologist, and members of Canada's public health agency (PHAC), Dr Coulthart said he was 'essentially cut off' from being involved in the research.

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The federal government has sued Hyundai after a 13-year old girl was found working on an assembly line. 

The  Department of Labor on Thursday sued the South Korean auto giant, an auto parts plant and a labor recruiter over illegal use of child labor in Alabama.

The complaint follows an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division that found a 13-year-old worked between 50 and 60 hours a week operating machines on an assembly line that formed sheet metal into auto body parts. 

The filing also seeks an order requiring the companies to relinquish any profits related to the use of child labor.

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The Netherlands intends allow the Ukrainian air force to use its 24 F-16 fighter jets to carry out strikes in Russia, shortly after President Biden gave Ukraine the green light to hit some of Putin's targets with US weapons. 

This was confirmed by Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren who, in an interview with Politico this weekend, said there was not a 'Belgian-style restriction', referring to Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo's warning that Kyiv will not fly the F-16 jets that come from Belgium into Russian airspace. 

Also, Dutch Foreign Minister Hanke Bruins Slot said this decision does not require permission from the US, even though it produces F-16s. 

The use of the planes is also not limited to the border region near Kharkiv, as is the case for US weapons.  

Ollengren was among the senior officials who met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore, an independent think tank, which is attended by defense ministers, permanent heads of ministries and military chiefs. 

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Mexico's newly elected and first female president Claudia Sheinbaum faced a market meltdown hours after being elected as stocks and the value of the peso dropped.

Stocks fell nearly 6 percent and the peso lost as much as 4 percent in the hours after Sheinbaum won a landslide victory in Sunday's presidential election.

The scale of the gains for the Morena party and its allies took markets by surprise, with some fearing the results would pave the way for the ruling coalition to pass constitutional reforms without opposition support. 

The Mexican peso earlier hit a fresh seven-week low of 17.7207 to the dollar, more than a 4.1 percent drop, LSEG data showed. By 1:30 p.m. EDT, the peso was trading at 17.64 to the dollar, down 3.7 percent.

'The question is whether the Morena party has done so well that it could command a super-majority and try to pursue market non-friendly policies of constitutional reform,' said Chris Turner, global head of markets at ING.

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A Georgia appeals court has set an October date for hearing the sensational appeal of a ruling that let Fulton County DA stay on the Donald Trump case, essentially guaranteeing Trump won't be tried there before the election.

The news, which comes days after a Manhattan jury convicted Trump on 34 counts in his Stormy Daniels trial, is just the latest break for Trump in his three other trials.

Three judges who will decide the matter have set a tentative date of Oct. 4 for Oral arguments.

Even if they decide to reaffirm Judge Scott McAfee's decision to allow Willis to continue to prosecute the case, it might not come until several months after the election.

Based on a state constitutional time limit, they would need to rule before mid-March 2025, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, or about four months after the election. 

The hearing comes after Trump and co-defendants sued following McAfee's decision, which allowed Willis to stay on the case she oversaw despite having an acknowledged affair with former special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

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Tasneem Elholy The Electronic Intifada 

Tents and other temporary structures are cramped close together

Overcrowded and unsanitory conditions for the 1.7 million people in Gaza who have been forcibly displaced have led to a spike in infectious diseases. Here a shelter in Nuseirat on 14 May. 

Omar Ashtawy APA images

Death by bombing is not the only thing that destroys the lives of Palestinians in Gaza.

The spread of infectious diseases, high temperatures, water and air pollution, as well as hunger, and displacement, with 1.7 million people forced into overcrowded, unsanitary shelters, have also taken a severe toll.

All of these conditions hit the young, old and those suffering other health conditions disproportionately.

In early January, Ahmed al-Weidy, a lively 17-year-old, contracted hepatitis and “suffered from general weakness, loss of appetite, yellow eye color, and diarrhea,” his mother, Samia, said.

“Since birth, he had suffered from an inability to absorb enough oxygen and couldn’t move his neck well. His fingers were cramped, and he couldn’t move them as well. He underwent more than one physical therapy session, but to no avail, and his condition did not improve.”

Adding to Ahmed’s physical problems came those tied to trying to avoid Israeli bombardments, being surrounded by devastation and destruction and having trouble sleeping at night.

Last October, Ahmed and his family, like hundreds of thousands of others, were displaced from Gaza City and forced to move to a shelter in a United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees, UNRWA, center in the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Overcrowded, suffering from the total absence of any functioning municipal services, and devoid of the most basic necessities of life, polluted water and waste accumulate near such shelters in which hundreds share toilets.

Infectious and skin diseases spread rampantly in such conditions.

Hospital treatment

Ruba Hijeh, a doctor the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, said the destruction of vital infrastructure and the impossibility of providing municipal services have played a key role in the spread of diseases.

“Solid waste is collected in random dumps next to the tents of displaced people, and this waste and wastewater accumulation cause the spread of harmful insects that transmit diseases.”

The doctor said the young are particularly vulnerable and that there had been a large number of children arriving at the hospital with hepatitis A, gastroenteritis, and diarrhea.

The UN has reported that children under 5 make up a disproportionate number of those affected by the spread of infectious diseases, affecting anywhere between a quarter and one-third of reported cases.

Claire's Observations:  "Hey, it saves us bombs and bullets when Palestinian kids die of opportunistic infections!!!" -0fficial Israeli Souse

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Damian Williams, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on Monday announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Weidong Guan, a/k/a “Bill Guan,” the Chief Financial Officer of conservative media company The Epoch Times with participating in a $67 million transnational money laundering scheme.

Bill Guan, 61, of Secaucus, New Jersey, is facing up to 80 years in prison.

He was charged with one count of conspiring to commit money laundering, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and two counts of bank fraud, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

Bill Guan was arrested on Sunday morning and appeared before a magistrate judge on Monday afternoon.

“As alleged, Bill Guan, the Chief Financial Officer of a global newspaper and media company, conspired with others to benefit himself, the media company, and its affiliates by laundering tens of millions of dollars in fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance benefits and other crime proceeds. When banks raised questions about the funds, Guan allegedly lied repeatedly and falsely claimed that the funds came from legitimate donations to the media company.

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In a shocking admission during closed-door testimony, Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed that he recommended masking children during the COVID-19 pandemic without reviewing any specific scientific data. This stunning revelation comes from newly-released transcripts of Fauci’s January testimony to the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Here’s a snippet of the appalling exchange:

  • Question: Do you recall reviewing any studies or data supporting masking for children?
  • Fauci: You know, I might have, Mitch, but I don’t recall specifically that I did. I might have.
  • Question: There’s been a lot of studies that have come out since the pandemic started, but specifically on this there have been significant on kind of like the learning loss and speech and development issues that have been associated with particularly young children wearing masks while they’re growing up. They can’t see their teacher talk and can’t learn how to form words. Have you followed any of those studies?
  • Fauci: No. But I believe that there are a lot of conflicting studies too, that there are those that say, yes, there is an impact, and there are those that say there’s not. I still think that’s up in the air.

Despite this glaring lack of evidence, Fauci, the former Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden, unabashedly continued to promote child-masking policies to the public. In March 2021, he told CBS News, “When the children go out into the community, you want them to continue to wear a mask.” Then, in February 2022, he doubled down on CNN, declaring, “it is risky” to let kids take their masks off. All this, while ignoring research that has shown masking children during the pandemic severely hampered their social and emotional development, communication skills, and mental health.

To add insult to injury, during the same January testimony, Fauci admitted there was no scientific basis for his 6-foot social distancing guidelines, confessing it “just sort of appeared.”

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A Massachusetts man out on low bail after allegedly repeatedly raping his young stepdaughter has now apparently killed her and himself, police say.

On September 7, 2021, a young girl called police to report that her stepfather, Juliano Santana, had raped her on "multiple occasions," said a press release from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, perhaps over the course of several years. The most recent assault had reportedly occurred just one month earlier.

The victim told investigators that Santana had warned her "not to be scared and not to tell her mom." Investigators also examined a diary in which the victim reportedly documented the attacks and shared them with her sister.

Webmaster addition: But they locked up the woman who prayed in front of an abortion clinic!

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After saying the six-foot social distancing guideline during the COVID-19 pandemic “sort of just appeared,” Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday testified that his statement had been “distorted” and that it “actually” came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Fauci, a longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and former chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, was grilled during a hearing before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic on Monday. He said that the guideline to explain that the guideline “actually came from the CDC. The CDC was responsible for those kinds of guidelines for schools, not me.”

A transcript of Fauci’s past testimony about the health recommendations to reduce exposure made waves when they were released last week due to his comment that he was “not aware” of studies that supported the six-foot standard adopted for schools, businesses, and beyond.

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The Chief Judge for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals officially shut down coordinated complaints against Judge Aileen Cannon.

Judge Aileen Cannon is overseeing Jack Smith’s classified documents case against President Trump.

Leftists are losing their minds because they don’t have control over Cannon’s courtroom. Cannon is a Trump appointee and she isn’t allowing Jack Smith to railroad Trump and his attorneys.

Cannon has been accused of ‘stalling’ the sham classified documents case against Trump.

Jack Smith indicted Trump on 37 federal counts in Miami last June for lawfully storing presidential records at his Mar-a-Lago estate which was protected by Secret Service agents.

Trump was charged with 31 counts under the Espionage Act of willful retention of national defense information and 6 other process crimes stemming from his conversations with his lawyer.

Espionage cases take years to prosecute, but Jack Smith is trying to get Trump convicted before the 2024 election.

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As expected, Microsoft's creepy move to spy on everything you do on your PC with Copilot+ Recall has backfired with widespread criticism over the potential privacy issues it could cause. And, to add fuel to the fire, we now have a more disturbing development that could allow hackers to easily take advantage of a user's Recall data. This is thanks to some key weaknesses that were discovered by Kevin Beaumont, an experienced cybersecurity researcher. In his detailed blog, Kevin found out that even though all the data is processed locally, when Azure AI automatically OCRs (extracts text from images) the user's screen, it is stored in an SQLite database in the user's folder under a new “CoreAIPlatform” folder inside “AppData”. That is where the problem lies, Microsoft is banking on the encryption already present on a user's device, and is of the belief that a malicious actor would need physical access to a user's device to compromise Recall data. But, the thing is, all that data is stored in plain text and a simple InfoStealer Trojan could easily make short work of that, stealing all the information that Recall has collected, with the user being unaware of it.
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Wafaa Jarrar has been severely wounded in an explosion during her arrest in Jenin last month

Wafaa Nayef Zuhdy Jarrar, 49, has sustained serious wounds following her arrest by Israeli forces last week (Arab48)

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Israeli prison authorities have released a wounded Palestinian detainee soon after her arrest to evade responsibility for her serious medical condition, her family and a rights group told Middle East Eye.

Wafaa Jarrar, 49, was violently detained by the Israeli army during an incursion into Jenin in the occupied West Bank on 21 May.

An explosive device hit the military vehicle transferring Jarrar to the al-Jalama military camp near Jenin, causing severe wounds in her legs, according to the Israeli army.

The circumstances of the explosion remain unknown, and no further details have been While in detention, Jarrar underwent the amputation of her legs in the Israeli Afula Hospital, and during that time, an Israeli court issued a decision to transfer her to administrative detention for a period of four months, subject to renewal.

After several tests, it was found that Jarrar had suffered other injuries, including one in the spine and lungs, so Israel announced her immediate release and transfer from Afula hospital to hospitals in the occupied West Bank, which her family considered a renunciation of treatment.

She is currently at the intensive care unit at Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin.

Her husband, Abdul Jabbar Jarrar, had been in Israeli custody since February and is not aware of his wife's condition.

Home ransacked

Huthaifa Jarrar, her son, told Middle East Eye that the storming of the house was "brutal".

"The soldiers deliberately smashed the furniture, vandalised the contents, and painted the Star of David on the walls," he said. "They also shouted at my mother several times, demanding that she hand over any sum of money she had."

"When the soldiers didn’t find any money, they stole her gold jewellery and celebrated inside the house, chanting racist slogans," he added.

Claire's Observations: "The most moral Army in the world, MY ASTROLABE!!

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Cybercriminals can do lasting damage to internet routers protected by weak credentials by exploiting the right remote access features. Black Lotus researchers discovered one such "destructive" event last October that bricked hundreds of thousands of routers.

Analysts at Black Lotus Labs dubbed the cyber-incident the "Pumpkin Eclipse," as it was felt across several Midwest states by the end of October last year. Between October 25 and 27, over 600,000 small office/home office (SOHO) routers were taken offline, unable to access the internet.

The unnamed criminals targeted two router models manufactured by ActionTec (T3200, T3260), but the method used to access those devices is still unknown. The hackers didn't use exploits or zero-day vulnerabilities, which suggests they used brute force to attack weak authentication credentials or may have entered through an exposed administrative interface.

Once in, the cyber-criminals used a well-known remote access trojan (RAT) named Chalubo to download and install malicious firmware on the compromised routers. The firmware rendered the SOHO devices "permanently inoperable," forcing the ISP to replace them to restore internet connectivity. Security researchers have known about the Chalubo RAT since 2018. The malware has advanced features such as encrypted communications, DDoS capabilities, and custom Lua script execution.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI
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The White House announced Monday that President Joe Biden would not attend a 'peace summit' scheduled in Switzerland with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but would send Vice President Kamala Harris instead. 

The news is a blow to Zelensky who has publicly been pressuring Biden to attend the summit, planned for June 15-16 at the luxury Bürgenstock hotel after the G-7 summit meetings for world leaders in Italy. 

Biden has other plans, as he is scheduled to leave the G-7 summit and return to Los Angeles for an A-list fundraiser with former President Barack Obama, actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts, and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel

Kimmel will moderate a conversation between Biden and Obama during the fundraiser where tickets go as much as $500,000 for the Biden victory fund. 

Last week, Zelensky said Russian President Vladimir Putin would celebrate if Biden did not attend the peace summit. 

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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