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Hillary Clinton tried and failed. Now it’s up to another presidential spouse to try and crack the glass ceiling. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll suggests that only one Democratic candidate would decisively trounce former president Donald J. Trump in November—Michelle Obama.

Webmaster addition: Michelle Obama is NOT qualified to be President. She has never held elected office. I don't want the wife of a President as President no more than I want the pilot's wife to fly me to New York, or the doctor's wife to operate on me!

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Here is a chart of Non-commerciak net positions for US Treasuries, currently showing more bailing out of Treasury positions. Has the world sours on DC’s fiscal train wreck and The Fed? Of course, budget deficits are a disaster with Biden/Congress spending like drunken sailors in port and showing no signs of letting up. The good news? At least a court struck down Biden’s illegal cancelation of student debt (a desperate attempt to win votes). That would have spiked the budget deficit.
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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has landed a new gig with Japan’s biggest steelmaker, Nippon Steel Corp.

In a statement, Nippon Steel shared, “We look forward to working alongside Pompeo to further emphasize the ways in which Nippon Steel’s acquisition of U.S. Steel bolsters the country’s economic and national security.”

Reuters reported Pompeo will be hired as an adviser for Nippon Steel.

Currently, Nippon Steal has received all regulatory approvals outside of the United States for their proposed $14.9 billion merger with U.S. Steel, but currently, they are facing regulatory trouble from within the United States, which is essentially the reason why Pompeo was hired.

Tags: ECONOMY, JAPAN, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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An explosive new study has provided evidence of a direct link between Covid mRNA injections and the global surge in sudden deaths.

The findings of the bombshell study were just published by a group of renowned researchers, sending shockwaves through the scientific community.

The study was conducted by Christof Kuhbandner, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria Germany, and mathematician Prof. Matthias Reitzner at Osnabrück University, a public research university located in the city of Osnabrück in Lower Saxony.

The study directly contradicts the “safe and effective” narrative that has been peddled about the mRNA injections since they were first pushed onto the public in early 2021.

In their study, the top scientists identified a direct correlation between surging excess mortality in Germany and Covid mRNA injections.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Two Philippine officials said Sunday that Manila and Beijing have reached a deal to avoid confrontations at a fiercely disputed shoal in the South China Sea, where recent clashes have sparked fears of larger conflicts that could involve the United States.

The deal was forged after a series of closed-door meetings between Philippine and Chinese diplomats in Manila and exchanges of diplomatic notes that aimed to establish a mutually acceptable arrangement at the Philippine-occupied Second Thomas Shoal, which China also claims.

The Philippine officials who confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Sunday spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a public announcement of the pact.

Tags: ASIA, CHINA/TAIWAN
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Bangladesh Issues 'Shoot-On-Sight-Order' As Deadly Student-Led Protests Spiral

by Tyler Durden

Weeks-long protests in Bangladesh led by students have descended into increasing violence amid severe economic woes and a new controversial law widely seen as unfairly rewarding supporters of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party with lucrative government jobs.

Since early June, campus-based protests have called for a complete shutdown of the country until the new policy is repealed. A High Court ruling at the start of the summer came down in favor of a quota system which secures 30% of government jobs for family members of veterans who fought in Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.

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The student protesters have demanded a system based on merit. A series of initially peaceful university protests resulted in increasingly chaotic scenes and clashes with police, resulting in casualties. From there protests have grown nation-wide.

Deaths among protesters have grown into the dozens, with the police reporting casualties as well. Some reports say over 100 demonstrators have died and that this figure is climbing by the day.

Communications have been intermittently disrupted for the nation of 170 million people as authorities desperately try to gain control of the situation.

Authorities have also escalated, as of Saturday allowing security forces to use live-fire to put down protests:

Police imposed a strict curfew with a “shoot-on-sight” order across Bangladesh as military forces patrolled parts of the capital Saturday after scores were killed and hundreds injured in clashes over the allocation of civil service jobs.

The curfew began at midnight and was relaxed from noon to 2 p.m. for people to run essential errands, and is expected to last until 10 a.m. Sunday, allowing officers to fire on mobs in extreme cases, said lawmaker Obaidul Quader, the general secretary of the ruling Awami League party.

Police and military checkpoints have been set up in the streets of the capital Dhaka in order to enforce the curfew

Claire's Observations:  If killing student protestors is the best the Bangladeshi government can do, over this law, it is on the cusp of becoming a failed nation-state

Tags: ASIA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
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There was a surreal scene at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday as irate senior senators chased the embattled director of the U.S. Secret Service into a women's bathroom.

'You answer to us!'

'You can't hide from us!'

Senators Marsha Blackburn and John Barrasso shouted and pointed angrily - pursuing Secret Service director Kimberly A. Cheatle through the lobby of Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum and up a flight of stairs.

Cheatle, 53, flanked by her agents, scurried into the lavatory. Her staff held the door, blocking the livid lawmakers out.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Washington Post reports: The International Court of Justice, the top judicial arm of the United Nations, said Friday that Israel should end its occupation of Palestinian territory, evacuate existing settlements, stop building new ones and pay reparations to Palestinians who have lost land and property.

In a sweeping 83-page legal opinion, the court, based in The Hague, said Israel is responsible for “systematic discrimination” against Palestinians based on race or ethnicity, has breached the right of Palestinians to self-determination and has effectively annexed large swaths of land.

“Israel has an obligation to bring an end to its presence in the occupied Palestinian territory as rapidly as possible,” Nawaf Salam, the court’s president, said from the bench Friday. He added that the court considers Israel’s continued presence illegal and a “wrongful act.”

The searing advisory opinion is nonbinding but still holds legal weight and could have broader consequences in the international arena, including in trade and diplomacy. The court said member states should not recognize as legal the situation arising from Israel’s presence in occupied territory, nor should they render aid or assistance in maintaining it.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, UN, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Well you sure haven’t heard this in the mainstream media, have you America?

A laptop and several memory sticks used to program Philadelphia’s voting machines were stolen from a city warehouse in East Falls, officials confirmed In September, setting off a scramble to investigate and to ensure the machines had not been compromised they claimed.

This story barely received any attention back in September but it sure matters now, doesn’t it?

Though it remains unclear when the equipment was stolen, sources briefed on the investigation said the items vanished this week of September 30th. The laptop belonged to an on-site employee for the company that supplies the machines. It and the USB drives were the only items believed to have been taken.

City officials vowed back then that the theft would not disrupt voting on Nov. 3. They were wrong.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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Donald Trump Assassination Attempt: Incompetence is a possibility. In all federal agencies including the military, ability and merit have been set aside in order to make race- and gender- based appointments.

Intentionally leaving voids in the security arrangements is a possibility given the ruling elite’s and the Democrats hostility toward and hate for Donald Trump, writes leading political economist, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, chairman of The Institute for Political Economy, former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, US Undersecretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration and an author of many books.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Israeli jets struck an oil depot at al-Hudaydah Port in Yemen on Saturday sparking a large fire that officials said could be seen across the Middle East.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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In a disturbing new twist regarding the attempted assassination of President Donald Trump, a bombshell report has revealed that the building used by the shooter is owned by World Economic Forum (WEF) board member Larry Fink’s investment company BlackRock.

Further, the building is managed by former executives of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

During Trump’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania last Saturday, a gunman was able to scale the roof of the building, unchallenged by police or Secret Service, and take clear shots at the 45th president.

The would-be assassin, Thomas Matthew Crooks, was able to shoot and wound President Trump while killing retired firefighter Corey Comperatore and seriously wounding two other rallygoers.

The building that the sniper was on is part of a complex that also included other snipers working for federal authorities who have not yet been disclosed.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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This morning, Senator Josh Hawley reported that whistleblowers told him that most of Trump’s security details last Saturday were not even Secret Service. They were allegedly “unprepared and inexperienced personnel” assigned by DHS.

Hawley said in a letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas:

“Whistleblowers who have direct knowledge of the event have approached my office. According to the allegations, the July 13 rally was considered to be a ‘loose’ security event. For example, detection canines were not used to monitor entry and detect threats in the usual manner. Individuals without proper designations were able to gain access to backstage areas. Department personnel did not appropriately police the security buffer around the podium and were also not stationed at regular intervals around the event’s security perimeter.”

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Eric Molitor, a victim in the alleged FBI plot to kidnap Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer, broke his silence during a Trump rally held at Van Andel Arena.

Speaking with Real America’s Voice reporter Ben Bergquam, Molitor claimed that the FBI orchestrated the entire plot and even duped people into participating.

“The FBI set everything up. They drove people, they paid for everything. They wrote the script,” Molitor said. He alleged that Governor Whitmer herself decided the best time for the operation in collaboration with the FBI and state police.

“Governor Whitmer herself opened her scheduling book and decided with the FBI and state police when to be the best time for the daytime ride, the nighttime ride. Then they duped people into it. We even have proof of them telling people, ‘Get as many people in the trucks as possible, and don’t tell them what you’re doing until they’re already on the road.’ It was 100% set up. Governor Whitmer, if they can do it to nobody like me, they will come after everybody else,” Molitor added.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Saturday said that "America must have Israel's back" as Israel carried out a series of airstrikes on Yemen's port city of Hodeidah. 

"Israel will act against terrorists to defend itself and protect its families," AIPAC said. "America must have Israel's back."

Webmaster addition: I think Americans are tired of constantly having to wipe Israel's butt!

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Ark.) revealed the FBI turned him away from the rally site where former President Donald was shot last week.

Hawley explained in a Friday exchange with Fox News host Sean Hannity that he tried to visit the fateful spot in Butler, Pennsylvania, where at least one shooter attempted to assassinate Trump, but was ordered by the Bureau to leave.

“Today, when I went to the site, the FBI has got more security on that site now than they did the night that Trump was shot at,” Hawley said.

Webmaster addition: I am expecting a "tragic fire" to destroy the building from where Crooks fired the shots at Trump.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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By Cameron Arcand of The College Fix

A new Arizona State University study suggests that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in the United States military are ineffective.

The study done by the university’s Center for American Institutions argued that there is a emphasis on training new soldiers about social issues like “unconscious bias” and “intersectionality” in a way the center says runs contrary to typical American ideals. The study examined DEI plan’s in different sector of the military, including DEI office staffing and education at academies like West Point.“The massive DEI bureaucracy, its training and its pseudo-scientific assessments are at best distractions that absorb valuable time and resources,” the executive summary states. “At worst they communicate the opposite of the military ethos: e.g. that individual demographic differences come before team and mission.”

Donald Critchlow, director of the center, wrote in the introduction it was focused on looking at the influence of Critical Race Theory in the United States Armed Forces training.

“The Commission on Civic Education in the Military began as a project to review civic education in the military. Our research team did not expect to find Critical Race Theory so embedded and pervasive. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs are found throughout the U.S. Armed Forces and our service academies,” Critchlow wrote. “This year long study documents just how pervasive these training programs are in our Armed Forces and Service Academies and that DEI extends well beyond just formal training programs in the military and service academies.

Claire's Observations:  Forgive me, but is the purpose of military education NOT about fighting and winning wars?!?

I would politely suggest  that Russian and Chinese young people, training in their respective militaries, have not a CLUE as to what "preferred pronouns" are, but they DO understand how to successfully  fight, and win, in combat with the weapons they have to hand.

JUST saying........

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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President Joe Biden is falling apart at the seams — and it couldn’t be more obvious.

In a recent interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, the president got noticeably snippy before the questions even began.

“Sometimes come and talk to me about what we should be talking about,” Biden said, directly after Holt simply thanked him for making time to talk.

Pat Gray, Keith Malinak, and Jeffy of “Pat Gray Unleashed” are shocked at how quickly things went sour.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, WHITE HOUSE
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Donald Trump held his first campaign rally since being shot and thanked his supporters Saturday for their outpouring of love while ridiculing Democrats for being a party of corrupt insiders intent on dislodging their leader in a coup.

Gone was the big, white, gauze-filled bandage that he wore during the week to protect his wounded ear. It was replaced with a smaller, flesh-colored dressing.

'Last week I took a bullet for democracy,' he said to roars of support.

As Joe Biden, 81, recovers out-of-sight at home from COVID-19, 78-year-old Trump walked out to a thunderous welcome, providing an extraordinary political split screen for the 2024 election.

While one president fights for his political life, another has survived a 2020 defeat, a criminal conviction and an assassin's bullet to once again stand astride his party.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Moldova has become a logistics hub for Western military aircraft, Ion Chicu, the leader of the PDCM party and former prime minister, said, expressing concern over a possible transfer of lethal cargo through the eastern European country.

"Today, Moldova has become a logistics hub for transportation by military aircraft. There are photos of landed transport and military aircraft. As a citizen, as a parent, I am concerned by everything that is happening," Chicu told the Rlive broadcaster.

The ex-prime minister said the country should avoid being dragged in a military conflict. Moldovans should send a clear signal to the government that turning their country into "a battlefield between the West and the East" is unacceptable, he added.

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The Ansar Allah (aka Houthi) movement on Saturday pledged that the recent Israeli strike on the western Yemeni port city of Hudaydah would not go unanswered.

"The Yemeni Armed Forces confirm that they will respond to this blatant aggression," the Houthis said in a statement.

The movement said that the Israeli attack had targeted a power station, the Hudaydah port and fuel tanks, adding that those were civilian targets.

The Houthis also vowed to continue operations in support of the Gaza Strip.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The Israeli military on Saturday staged its first-ever direct large-scale air raid on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, sparking a massive fire at the port’s oil terminal and other facilities.

The strikes are a response to attacks on Israeli-linked civilian vessels, as well as long-range missile and drone strikes on the country by the Yemen-based Houthi militant group, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement.

“A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck military targets of the Houthi terrorist regime in the area of the Hodeidah port in Yemen in response to the hundreds of attacks carried out against the State of Israel in recent months,” the military said.

Footage circulating online suggests the strikes were concentrated at the port’s sprawling oil terminal, with multiple storage tanks seen ablaze.

Webmaster addition: Given the response to this attack, Israel may have triggered a regional war across the Middle East!

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The chief of NATO’s European Command, Christopher Cavoli, has described Ukraine’s losses on the frontlines as merely a sign it is “generating force” for a further offensive. In a speech at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Thursday, the bloc’s top general said Kiev’s overall military strategy is “great” in terms of balancing recruitment, training, and arms procurement.

According to Cavoli, in modern warfare, one “either wins fast and upfront” or is stuck “for a long slog full of unpredictable twists and turns,” which is the case in the Ukraine conflict.

“A lot of it’s going to come down to force generation capability, which side can generate force fastest and take advantage of that while they have a window of opportunity,” he stated, saying that this is what Kiev has been doing for the past few months.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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One of the main myths of post-2014 Ukraine is the belief that the country is part of Western Europe. Kiev changed its constitution after the Maidan coup to establish the pursuit of integration with the EU as a permanent state goal. The neo-Nazi regime clearly sees the country as a member of the so-called “European civilization,” with Ukrainians supposedly having identity ties with all other “Europeans.”

However, this does not seem to be the mentality of most ordinary Ukrainians. According to a recent survey conducted jointly by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Razumkov Center for Political and Economic Studies, only 40% of Ukrainians identify with Western Europe. Furthermore, 53% of citizens do not even consider themselves European – which disproves the whole idea of ​​a “European-Ukrainian identity” as opposed to the Russian-Ukrainian historical ties.

As expected, most of the candidates who identify with Europe live in the western parts of Ukraine and speak the Ukrainian language. It suggests that “European identity” sentiments have not reached the regions with a Russian majority or simply more ethnic diversity, being fully concentrated in the areas under Kiev’s absolute control.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The Russian military carried out 11 group strikes against targets in Ukraine over the past week, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on July 19.

“From 13 to 19 July 2024, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation delivered 11 group strikes by high-precision weaponry and attack unmanned aerial vehicles [UAV] at the enemy’s aviation bases, objects of power infrastructure ensuring operation of the Ukrainian military industrial enterprises, AFU [Armed Forces of Ukraine] air defense and electronic warfare means,” the ministry said in its weekly briefing. “Also strikes were delivered at deployment areas of the AFU units, echelons with weaponry and military hardware, ammunition depots including those supplied by Western countries and materiel.”

The goals of the group strikes have been achieved, the ministry added, noting that “all the assigned targets have been engaged.”

Also in the briefing, the ministry provided a summary of Russian military actions in different directions within the special military operation past week.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The decision of Washington to start in 2026 the deployment in Germany of US missiles aimed at Russia was not even discussed in Berlin. The public was forced to face a fait accompli. This is a clear degradation of Germany's standing vis-a-vis the US, compared to the '80s. Then, a similar deployment was met with protests of West Germany's citizens.

The governments of both the US and Germany confirmed that in 2026, the American side will begin deploying long-range missiles in Germany. This dangerous move, reminiscent of the worst years of the Cold War, is officially explained by the need to contain “resurgent Russia.”

Gunnar Beck, an expert on European law and former vice president of Identity and Democracy group in the European Parliament, notes that there was no public discussion of this dangerous development in Germany, specifically no discussion in the Bundestag. No details of the deal have been revealed.

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