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Posted on: Feb 04, 2023
"Morality is based on respect for your fellow human being. If you remember that one idea, then you need not bother memorizing endless lists of arbitrary rules and laws. You will know what is right and wrong." --- Michael Rivero
Federal prosecutors charged Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and his wife with violating corruption and bribery laws, according to an indictment unsealed in federal court Friday.
According to the indictment, Menendez, who chairs the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and his wife Nadine Menendez are accused of engaging in a corrupt scheme alongside Fred Daibes, a New Jersey real estate developer; Wael Hana, who runs a halal meat certification business in the state; and businessman Jose Uribe.
The bombshell indictment included sprawling allegations against the senior Democratic senator involving a scheme to aid the Egyptian government, gold bars, money stuffed in envelopes and illicit halal certifications.
A recent court filing has made an explosive claim that at least two of the 9/11 hijackers were recruited into a joint CIA-Saudi intelligence operation that was covered up at the highest levels.
A relationship between Alec Station, a CIA unit tasked with monitoring Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his associates, and two 9/11 hijackers leading up to the attacks has been called into question by a newly-released court filing, which also suggests that there was a cover-up at the highest levels of the FBI regarding the matter, according to The Gray Zone.
SpyTalk has obtained a 21-page declaration by Don Canestraro, a lead investigator for the Office of Military Commissions responsible for overseeing the cases of 9/11 defendants. The filing summarizes classified government discovery disclosures and private interviews conducted by Canestraro with anonymous high-ranking officials from the CIA and FBI.
The interviewed agents, who led Operation Encore, the Bureau's discontinued, extensive investigation into the Saudi government's ties to the 9/11 attack, shared their insights with Canestraro, the site notes.
Operation Encore, which involved conducting numerous lengthy interviews with various witnesses, producing hundreds of pages of evidence, formally investigating multiple Saudi officials, and launching a grand jury to investigate a US-based support network for the hijackers allegedly run by Riyadh, was suddenly terminated in 2016. The cause of the termination was purportedly a complicated internal dispute within the FBI over investigative methods, the report continued.
After years of playing word games about border security, Joe Biden bragged about his open borders policy in a speech Thursday night to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 46th Annual Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Biden spoke as a new surge of migrants is pouring across the U.S. southern border.
Biden boasted about all the steps he has taken to increase legal immigration and work permits and then said, “I’ve also directed my team to make a historic increase in the number of refugees admitted from Latin America — (applause) — people fleeing violence and persecution who simply want their kids to have a better life.”
Member of the European Parliament Christine Anderson has been an unyielding opponent to Klaus Schwab’s ‘Great Reset’ Agenda. MEP Anderson has established herself as one of the few politicians left who represent the interests of the European people.
On the heels of the well-documented non-fungible token (NFT) craze – and billions in related purchases – a whopping 95% of the digital-asset collections are now worthless, according to a new study.
This and other telling data points emerged in a report from cryptocurrency analysis platform dappGambl. As part of the underlying research, the outlet zeroed in on the value and ownership details associated with 73,257 NFT collections, per the appropriate text.
Of these collections, 69,795, or north of 95%, had “a market cap of 0 Ether,” the breakdown shows.
A noted Republican has a plan to unseat the Democrat majority in the Senate next year by knocking off one of its long-serving incumbents.
Dave McCormick said on Thursday he believes he can be a “force for good” as he attempts to defeat Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in what will no doubt be one of the year’s most closely-watched races.
“McCormick, a former hedge fund executive, West Point graduate, Gulf War combat veteran, and Treasury Department official in former President George W. Bush’s administration, on Thursday launched his second straight campaign for the Senate,” Fox News Digital reported.
His announcement provides national and state Republicans with a prominent candidate who possesses the capacity to self-finance. McCormick had been approached to consider running against the incumbent Democratic in a race that could potentially determine whether the GOP regains control of the Senate in 2024, the outlet noted.
The Biden administration has lost another green energy agenda battle after a federal judge blocked the president’s effort to restrict oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Late Thursday evening, U.S. District Judge James Cain of the Western District of Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction after the administration’s last-minute attempt to halt an upcoming offshore oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf, Fox News Digital reported.
Cain granted the request “from plaintiffs — the State of Louisiana, industry association American Petroleum Institute (API) and oil companies Chevron and Shell — to block the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) restrictions on Lease Sale 261. The lease sale spanning millions of acres across the Gulf of Mexico is slated for next week,” the outlet added.
Webmaster addition: This makes no sense at all. Gas prices are through the roof, and we are heading into a cold winter. I know Joe Biden is bullish on electric cars but what does he think those batteries get recharged with? For the most part, oil and gas fired power plants!
Eric Holder, who led the Justice Department as attorney general under President Barack Obama, called on Sen. Bob Menendez to resign after the New Jersey Democrat and his wife were indicted on federal bribery charges Friday.
“As both a leader in the Democratic Party & the former Attorney General and given the nature of the charges, I call upon Senator Menendez to resign,” Holder wrote on X.com of the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “The nation will be better served if he steps aside and allows a transition to occur that will best serve the people of New Jersey.”
A fourth IRS official has told Congress about roadblocks that now-special counsel David Weiss faced last year in attempting to bring charges against Hunter Biden outside his district in Delaware.
Darrell Waldon, the former IRS special agent in charge of the agency’s Washington field office, told the House Ways and Means Committee in a closed-door interview earlier this month about a number of challenges he witnessed during his two years on the case, according to a transcript of the interview obtained by the Washington Examiner.
Waldon also discussed the IRS’s decision to remove a whistleblower, Gary Shapley, and the rest of Shapley’s IRS investigative team from the Hunter Biden investigation after Weiss stated he was no longer on speaking terms with Shapley.
“Mr. Weiss went to the U.S. Attorney’s Office — I can’t recall the dates — and they did not agree to prosecute the case in D.C.,” Waldon, who in February took another job within the IRS that moved him away from the Hunter Biden case, said.
My heart breaks for the tragic loss of that innocent three-year-old boy. It’s devastating to hear that he drowned in the Rio Grande while his family was attempting to enter the United States.
The news reports reveal the heartbreaking details of the incident. The boy’s lifeless body was discovered by Texas Department of Public Safety officers north of the marine barrier in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon. State troopers did their best to save him, rushing him to a nearby hospital, but despite their efforts, he was declared dead.
We still don’t know the nationality of the victim, but this tragedy highlights the dangers of illegal border crossings. As a concerned mother, I can’t help but echo the sentiments of Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Chris Olivares, who wrote on social media, “Another senseless tragedy due to the Federal Government’s absence in discouraging unlawful border crossings between the ports of entry & lack of implementing preventive measures.”
IRS Director of Field Operations Michael Batdorf told the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this month that US Attorney E. Martin Estrada of the Central District of California had declined to partner with Weiss on the case, forcing him to look elsewhere.
The Delaware prosecutor revealed the setback to Batdorf and IRS special agent in charge Darrell Waldon in a December 2022 phone call, according to a transcript of Batdorf’s Sept. 12 interview reviewed by The Post.
“He just said that they had declined and he had to make the decision on where he was going to go,” Batdorf said of the conversation with Weiss.
Since the advent of COVID-19 mass vaccination, rates of cancer have skyrocketed in surveillance systems across the globe. Many are asking, do the vaccines truly cause cancer? In 2020, Singh et al published an in silico modelling study that concluded the S2 segment of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein could be anticipated to inhibit the p53 and BRCA1/2 tumor surveillance systems. Importantly, the S2 segment has not been found in the body after the infection, however, it is readily produced in large quantities after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination as published by Patterson et al in 2022. Additionally, there is inhibition of DNA repair, contamination with SV-40 oncogene promoters, as additional mechanisms to explain the occurrence or acceleration of cancer in mRNA vaccine recipients.
We can only take case by case and examine the evidence. Kyriakopoulos et al describe a single case of a fatal basaloid craniofacial cancer that occurred within 5 months of vaccination. I will let you read the report and draw your own conclusions on causality and generalization to other rapidly developing cancers being observed after ill-fated COVID-19 vaccination.
A new report claims that Bob Iger, CEO of the woke Walt Disney Company, does not see the culture war issues that have increasingly been consuming the country as healthy for the company’s business, and their bottom line, and he wants to “quiet the noise.”
Bounding Into Comics reports that Laura Martin, a Needham financial analyst who attended a recent investor event at Walt Disney World, provided their outlet with a report in which she explains that Iger “believes ‘content should be entertaining, not issues-focused.'” She continues that “Iger’s ‘key goal’ is to ‘Quiet the Noise’ because culture wars are not healthy for [Disney’s] business.”
The doctor who oversees the medical care for all 535 members of Congress is facing new scrutiny after he essentially gave Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell positive updates on his health.
The criticism of Dr. Brian Monahan comes after he essentially gave the Kentucky Republican passing health grades after McConnell had two back-to-back “freezing” episodes, one during his weekly press conference in Washington, D.C., last month and the other at an event in his home state shortly afterward.
Monahan’s rosy diagnoses “have drawn scrutiny and contradicted other doctors’ reported impressions of the top Republican’s condition,” Axios reported last week.
“Monahan’s role as a medical doctor for Congress has gained more attention as McConnell has remained committed to staying in office following multiple health episodes this year,” the report continued.
Monahan, a Navy doctor who has served as the congressional physician for 15 years, is also responsible for taking care of Supreme Court justices, staff members, and even tourists, The New York Times reported.
The United States gross national debt just exceeded $33 trillion on Friday, September 15, three months after the federal government's debt eclipsed $32 trillion in June. Additionally, the budget deficit is on track to reach $2 trillion in the current fiscal year. As per financial experts, Americans seemed to have become desensitized to these figures because they do not have any choice as this has become the new normal in Washington.
San Francisco is now experiencing around three overdose deaths due to fentanyl per day – a crisis that the city's Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax called a "distressing … tragedy unfolding every day."