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Audio forensics suggest that shots from at least three weapons were fired at ex-US President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania, CNN reports, citing experts.

According to Catalin Grigoras and Cole Whitecotton from the National Center for Media Forensics at the University of Colorado in Denver, "the first three shots were consistent with alleged weapon A, the next five were consistent with alleged weapon B, and the final 'acoustic impulse' was emitted by a possible weapon C," the media outlet notes.

Forensics expert Robert Maher, in turn, suggested that "the gunman was about 360 to 393 feet from the podium."

Webmaster addition: Some of those shots had to be the police and Secret Service shooting at the assassin. But it was just this kind of acoustic analysis that led the House Select Committee on Assassinations to conclude there were multiple shooters in Dealey Plaza when JFK was assassinated.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Tying Donald Trump to Project 2025 is the latest desperation tactic from Democrats. But it’s likely to backfire. It might actually create a new generation of Conservatives in the process.

Last year, the Heritage Foundation published the Mandate for Leadership as assembled by a consortium of people and think tanks called Project 2025. It is a compilation of long-standing recommended Conservative policies for the next Republican administration. The Project 2025 group claims the document is “the Conservative movement’s unified effort to be ready for the next Conservative administration to govern at noon, January 20, 2025.”

It absolutely petrifies progressive Democrats.

Looking at a portion of the 900+ page compendium, we note that it contains policy suggestions that have been embedded within the Conservative platform for over sixty years. We also note that proclamations from right-leaning think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation are routinely attacked from the left as being “radical” in nature and “out of touch” with ordinary Americans. This is nothing new. The left and progressives, especially, see this as the latest bogeyman to motivate the base as the Biden candidacy spins out of control.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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A number of independent security experts have noted egregious failures in the Secret Service’s protection of Trump’s venue. Perhaps most notable was the failure to include the nearby buildings in the security zone. Three possible explanations have been offered: incompetence, intent, and insufficient assigned resources.

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. The CIA director called Trump a “traitor to America.” The FBI hates Trump and has been trying to destroy Trump and his supporters for the past 8 years. The Secret Service was complicit in the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, an indication that the Secret Service could be again roped into such a plot. The various calls for Trump’s assassination from Democrats and presstitutes such as CNN and their portrayal of Trump as a dictator could have succeeded in presenting Trump’s assassination as a good thing. Security experts point out that the FBI and CIA have long had the ability to lead an unthinking or unstable person into criminal action.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The Secret Service identified the rooftop next to Trump’s Butler, Pennsylvania event as a security vulnerability days before the rally according to a new report by NBC News.

The agents failed to secure the building so a man with a rifle was able to climb up to the roof, position his scope, and fire several shots at President Trump.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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A breakdown in security that nearly lead to the assassination of President Donald J. Trump can be directly tied to Secret Service leadership and the Biden Administration, says Retired Senior Soecial Agent for the Secret Service C.J. Jorif.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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As The Gateway Pundit reported, President Trump was nearly assassinated last night during a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, by a 20-year-old Democrat donor named Thomas Matthew Crooks.

Trump immediately grabbed his neck after being shot while bleeding profusely from his ear. Video recordings of the scene also show Trump ducking down immediately after the initial gunshots were heard.

Secret Service agents promptly shielded Trump and guided him away from further harm. Despite being injured, a defiant Trump raised his fist and yelled “Fight!” multiple times toward the crowd.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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One inch. That’s how close America came to losing Donald Trump to an assassin’s bullet Saturday evening—and that inch may be a metaphor for how close we are to an internal breakdown in the greatest country the world has ever known.

The bullet that came within an inch of Mr. Trump’s skull, grazing his ear, whizzed over my own head, too. I was just offstage and moments away from joining him at the podium to talk about my campaign for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.

I am a graduate of West Point and a veteran of the Gulf War; I’m familiar with the sound of gunfire. But it wasn’t apparent in the first millisecond that the staccato crack that interrupted our Butler County rally was gunfire. Why? Because I was surrounded by thousands of fellow Americans in a celebratory, patriotic, unifying mood. It was unthinkable.

Then I saw Mr. Trump duck and grab his ear. Someone in the bleachers behind me was knocked down, and it became clear we were under fire. In the military, I learned that you can’t predict how someone will respond under fire until it happens. Mr. Trump rose brilliantly to the occasion. In what will be an iconic image for the ages, he raised his fist in defiance, reassuring his countrymen, and showed true grace amid a lethal attack. He demonstrated the strength and resolve that the leader of the free world simply must have.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Israeli forces carried out an airstrike on the UNRWA-run Abu Oreiban school in central Gaza's Nuseirat Camp on 14 July, massacring at least 15 displaced Palestinians and injuring over 70, the Gaza health ministry reported.

According to the director of Al-Awda Hospital, 70% of the casualties are women and children.

Hundreds of forcibly displaced Palestinians are seeking shelter in the Abu Oreiban school. 

On 10 July, it was reported that four schools had been targeted by Israel in just four days.

Nuseirat Camp has been a major target of Israeli planners in the past month, especially schools sheltering Palestinians displaced from their homes elsewhere in the strip by Israeli bombing. 

Israeli forces have carried out over 40 massacres in the crowded camp since the start of the war in October,  

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Ministers in Israel’s Security Cabinet voted to extend mandatory military service to 36 months, citing manpower shortages caused by losses suffered in the war on Gaza, Ynet reported on 12 July.

The decision will be presented for government approval on Sunday and later submitted for Knesset legislation.

The extension to 36 months will last for eight years, after which it will be reduced to 32 months again, depending on security conditions.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The United Nations and countries across the Middle East have denounced Israel after its military attacked a designated humanitarian safe zone in Gaza, killing at least 90 Palestinians and wounding 300 others.

Israel said the target of Saturday’s attack in al-Mawasi was Hamas commander Mohammed Deif, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was not certain if the fighter had been killed. Hamas rejected the premise of the assault as “false”, saying “defenceless civilians” were killed in the attack.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, UN, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Smoking gun evidence has emerged that President Donald Trump’s failed assassin was hired by WEF leader Larry Fink’s globalist multinational investment company BlackRock.

Investigative reporter Laura Loomer has uncovered the receipts tying shooter Thomas Matthew Crooks to BlackRock.

The 20-year-old shooter tried assassinating Trump at his campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday evening.

A BlackRock ad from 2023 appears to feature Crooks.

BlackRock has deep ties to Joe Biden, the Democrats, and the anti-Trump World Economic Forum.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Former commanders of the Netzah Yehuda battalion, an Israeli military unit that has been accused by the US of committing gross human rights violations against Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank before 7 October, have been promoted to senior positions in the Israel army and are now training Israeli troops and leading operations in Gaza, a CNN investigation published on 14 July found.

In April, the State Department said that it had determined that the Netzah Yehuda battalion, created initially to accommodate ultra-Orthodox Jews in the military, has committed gross human rights violations.

The State Department considered restricting US military assistance to the unit based on the Leahy Law. The law states that the US government cannot assist military units of foreign allies found to commit human rights violations until reforms are implemented.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday it is not possible for NATO to continue its partnership with the Israeli administration.

"Until comprehensive, sustainable peace is established in Palestine, attempts at cooperation with Israel within NATO will not be approved by Turkey," Erdogan said at a news conference at the NATO summit.

Turkey also continues its diplomatic efforts to end the Russia-Ukraine war, he said.

Erdogan said as well that he has instructed Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to start to restore relations with Syria.

Turkey will extend an invitation to Assad "any time" for possible talks to restore relations between the two neighbours, Erdogan had said on Sunday.

Tags: ISRAEL, NATO, TURKEY
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The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt is now operating in the Middle East, replacing the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower after the Ike underwent a lengthy deployment with multiple extensions.

The Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations on Friday “to deter aggression, promote regional stability, and protect the free flow of commerce in the region,” according to U.S. Central Command.

Tags: MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The left and its mocking bird media are fond of asking whether the GOP and MAGA movement will “accept the results of the election.”

Their question’s assumptions are two-fold:

  • one, there will be no voter “irregularities” in the election;
  • and, two, the Democrat candidate will win the presidency.
Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
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Newly released video shows the crowd outside Trump's rally in Pennsylvania trying frantically to alert police to gunman Thomas Crooks as he climbed on a roof with a rifle.

Webmaster addition: Trump should have been pulled from that stage the instant the report of a rifle was made!

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Top UN human rights experts called on Western weapons corporations to stop sending arms to Israel, saying they could be complicit in war crimes. Asset managers like BlackRock and Wall Street banks are also profiting.
 
Top UN human rights experts have called on Western weapons corporations to stop sending arms to Israel, arguing they could be complicit in war crimes.

UN experts also warned that asset managers like BlackRock and Wall Street banks may be profiting from Israel’s brutal war on Gaza.

This was stated in a press release published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

“The transfer of weapons and ammunition to Israel may constitute serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian laws and risk State complicity in international crimes, possibly including genocide, UN experts said today, reiterating their demand to stop transfers immediately”, the press release said.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MEDITERRANEAN, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Source: brown stone

 

We’ve just come across a document hosted by the Department of Homeland Security, posted March 2023, but written in 2007, that amounts to a full-blown corporatist imposition on the US, abolishing anything remotely resembling the Bill of Rights and Constitutional law. It is right there in plain sight for anyone curious enough to dig. 

There is nothing in it that you haven’t already experienced with lockdowns. What makes it interesting are the participants in the forging of the plan, which is pretty much the whole of corporate America as it stood in 2007. It was a George W. Bush initiative. The conclusions are startling. 

“Quarantine is a legally enforceable declaration that a government body may institute over individuals potentially exposed to a disease, but who are not symptomatic. If enacted, Federal quarantine laws will be coordinated between CDC and State and local public health officials, and, if necessary, law enforcement personnel…The government may also enact travel restrictions to limit the movement of people and products between geographic areas in an effort to limit disease transmission and spread. Authorities are currently reviewing possible plans to curtail international travel upon a pandemic’s emergence overseas.

“Limiting public assembly opportunities also helps limit the spread of disease. Concert halls, movie theaters, sports arenas, shopping malls, and other large public gathering places might close indefinitely during a pandemic—whether because of voluntary closures or government-imposed closures. Similarly, officials may close schools and non-essential businesses during pandemic waves in an effort to significantly slow disease transmission rates"

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP
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Rachel Maddow is supposed to be a “far-left” member of the news media, and yet she is an ardent supporter of Joe Biden, referring to the president’s foreign policy, which consists of a headlong race to World War III as “fundamentally right.”
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The Biden administration reinforces its ranks with what some reports see as yet more ardent censorship advocates.

This time it’s Andy Volosky, whose “claim to fame” thus far has been to wholeheartedly support the banning of President Donald Trump by former Twitter (while Trump was still president).

Unsurprisingly, his other efforts are advocating for even stricter online censorship (“content moderation”) than what social platforms have been doing for almost a decade now.

Volosky has now been given the right to serve this administration as deputy director of platforms for the White House’s Office of Digital Strategy. Serving the people, critically minded cynics might remark, would probably require a different mindset and a different set of skills.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP
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Mapping High School Graduation Rates By State

A high school diploma not only represents the development of essential knowledge and skills but is also a critical step toward personal and professional growth.

This graphic, via Visual Capitalist's Bruno Venditti, shows the percentage of public school students who graduate with a regular high school diploma in each U.S. state. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, for the school year 2021–22.

West Virginia Has the Highest Graduation Rate

 

The U.S. average high school graduation rate was 87% in the school year 2021–22.

Claire's Observations:  Great for the schools which had the highest graduation rates; but what is going on for that 13% which did not graduate?  And for those kids who did graduate, are they numerate; literate; and logical, for having received that diploma?!? I think that is almost the bigger question here.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted he doesn’t know if an Israeli bombing of a tent camp the Israeli military declared a “safe zone” killed Mohammed Deif, Hamas’s senior military commander.

Gaza’s Health Ministry said the strike on the al-Mawasi camp killed at least 90 Palestinians, more than half of them being women and children. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) had told Palestinian civilians evacuating from Rafah and Khan Younis to take shelter in the camp, which has come under multiple Israeli attacks.

Shaima Farwaneh, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who witnessed the massacre, described the scene to Mondoweiss. “A leg hit me, and I saw dismembered bodies a few meters away,” she said. “I saw a young child screaming. He lost his lower limbs and was crawling on his hands and screaming. The bombs didn’t stop, and suddenly the boy disappeared. I saw how he vanished before me while we ran and lowered our eyes to the ground, unable to do anything but run.”

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reversed a key concession made by Israel during ceasefire negotiations, CNN reported Friday, citing an Israeli source familiar with the talks.

The source said that Israel had previously agreed to allow Palestinians to have unrestricted access to north Gaza during any potential ceasefire. But last week, Netanyahu told his negotiators to add the condition that armed men aren’t allowed to enter the north.

Netanyahu included a similar condition in a list of “non-negotiable” demands he issued last Sunday. “There will be no return of thousands of armed terrorists to the northern Gaza Strip,” he said.

The CNN report said Netanyahu’s new demand could potentially upend the negotiations. The Israeli leader has made other demands aimed at sabotaging the chances of the deal.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The US has launched several rounds of strikes on Yemen over the past few days as its war against the Houthis in the Red Sea continues.

US Central Command reported fresh strikes on Houthi-controlled Yemen, which is where most of the country’s population lives, on July 11, July 12, and July 14. Yemeni media reported the attacks each day and described them as joint US-British strikes, although it’s unclear if the UK was involved.

In the latest attack on Sunday, Yemen’s SABA news agency reported three strikes in the Red Sea province of Hodeidah. “A security source told SABA that the US-British aggression aircraft targeted Hodeidah International Airport with two raids, and launched a raid on the Bheisi area of Alluheyah district,” the news agency said.

Tags: MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Sanaa is eagerly engaging with Moscow in a bid to expand its astounding military gains into both the economic and diplomatic realms. While trade with Russia may be integral to blunting the effects of the siege of Yemen, Sanaa also views membership in the BRICS as a ‘golden opportunity’ to establish lasting Persian Gulf security.

Yemen’s stellar strategic maneuvering in defense of Palestine from its dramatically ascendant role in West Asia’s Axis of Resistance is acquiring the contours of an epic odyssey – eagerly 

Russia's role in West Asia’s Axis of Resistance is acquiring the contours of an epic odyssey – eagerly scrutinized by the Global Majority.  As if the unprecedented humiliation of the US Navy in the Bab al-Mandab and the Red Sea was not enough, Ansarallah targeted an Israeli ship with a Hatem-2 hypersonic missile, a remarkable advancement in indigenous technological development.

These prodigious strategic-military advances displayed by Ansarallah at the same time revived the always simmering, unfinished war and blockade launched against Yemen in 2015 by Saudi Arabia and the UAE with the usual US and UK backing.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, MIDDLE EAST, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
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Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, 

A Reuters investigation found that over 1,000 tanker trucks are smuggling at least 200,000 barrels of Kurdish oil per day to Iran and Turkey.

  • The smuggling operation generates an estimated $200 million in monthly revenue, but the destination of the funds remains unclear.
  • The illicit trade has flourished since a pipeline to Turkey was closed in March 2023 due to a dispute over export rights.

Kurdistan hasn’t been able to export its oil via a pipeline for more than a year now, but crude continues to flow out of the semi-autonomous Iraqi region—on tank trucks to the border with Iran. 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, GULF/OTHER OIL, IRAN, IRAQ
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