“I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run, than monarchy or aristocracy. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either. … Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation.” – John Adams
The U.S. food stamp program is losing around $1 billion a month owing to alleged fraud and errors, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has warned.
The lawmaker issued the warning in a Sept. 26 press release announcing new legislation aimed at combating the alleged billions of dollars in monthly losses from the United States Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which allows low-income families with benefit cards to buy basic food items at approved grocery stores.
Known as the "Snap Back Inaccurate SNAP Payments Act," the legislation would slash spending by nearly $1 billion a month by ensuring all errors—regardless of the amount—be counted.
The bill also directs state governments to stop handing out benefits to individuals who are not eligible, requires states to pay back what they owe, and directs states to recollect SNAP overpayments, ensuring that each household only receives exactly what they are eligible for.
Additionally, the legislation will hold states accountable for payment error rates to incentivize better management of funds, and improve the accuracy of SNAP payment error rates by requiring all errors to be reported.
Almost half of parents turning to homeschooling today say they are concerned about their children being “influenced by liberal viewpoints,” according to a Washington Post and George Mason University poll released Tuesday.
The number of American families that are homeschooling saw a significant spike following the COVID-19 pandemic, with one study finding that the number had risen by 30% during the 2021-2022 school year, according to the Urban Institute. A new poll found that, when asked why they decided to homeschool, 46% of families replied that they were worried that “local public schools” are “too influenced by liberal viewpoints,” according to the Post.
Parents have grown increasingly dissatisfied with public schools in recent months after a series of controversies regarding policies that hide preferred pronouns from parents and allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom or locker room they wish. State lawmakers have waded into the debate by passing legislation to provide more transparency and protect parental rights, while some government officials have punished school districts for not pushing transgender and LGBTQ ideology in the classroom.
Fanatical Costco customers have been sent scrambling in recent weeks after a surprising product became a best seller - gold bars.
The brand is known for its out-of-the box range of bargain items, from titanic tubs of Nutella to caviar and saunas.
Now, in a surprising turn, a range of gold bars available online has seen customers clambering to get their hands on one of the nuggets - with two options weighing just 1 oz and costing in the region of $1,950.
The gold rush came as Costco pleased investors with promising quarterly returns this week.
On the earnings call Tuesday CFO Richard Galanti confessed: 'I’ve gotten a couple of calls that people have seen online that we’ve been selling one-ounce gold bars.'
'Yes, but when we load them on the site, they’re typically gone within a few hours, and we limit two per member,' he added.
An Ohio woman who died during a routine surgery performed by a controversial doctor was allegedly propped up to make her look alive in an effort to fool her family into believing she had survived the procedure, a lawsuit claims.
The family of Sheila Sue Trimble claims that the 65 year-old was in 'good health' when she entered Adena Health in Chillicothe for a heart catheterization on August 18. That procedure was a straightforward and routine one, the suit claims.
They allege that they were urged to turn off Trimble's life support, despite hospital staff knowing that she'd already died..
Records seen by local newspaper the Scioto Valley Guardian show Trimble died at 1pm, according to the suit. Her death certificate records her time of death as 3:05pm - the same time her family were ushered in, it is alleged.
In Facebook posts, several members say that Dr. Jarrod Betz - Trimble's cardiologist - repeated the claim that he cut into an artery during the original surgery.
Betz has previously faced investigations into accusations that he is not properly credentialed to perform complicated and advanced heart procedures.
A teenager separated from her family and held in a Florida hospital as a child after medics accused her parents of abuse has shared a heartbreaking letter she wrote to them while being detained.
Maya Kowalski, 17, was just ten years old when she was removed by the state after doctors at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital's accused her parents of faking symptoms for her rare chronic pain condition.
During her three month stay, her mother Beata Kowalski was forbidden by law from seeing her. The stricken mom fell into a depression and ultimately ended up taking her own life amid the despair.
Now the family, whose story is at the center of explosive Netflix documentary 'Take Care of Maya', is in the process of a $200 million lawsuit against the hospital.
Donald Trump called Joe Biden a 'wretched old vulture' and a 'rotten politician' trying to 'rape and pillage' American jobs in a speech to workers at a non-unionized auto plant on Wednesday night.
The former president and frontrunner in the GOP polls largely ignored the second presidential debate, instead launching an attack on Biden and his green policies he says are destroying U.S. manufacturing.
As his GOP rivals prepared to take the stage in California, Trump told workers at Drake Enterprises, a non-unionized auto parts supplier outside Detroit, that he'll protect their jobs, battle environmental 'lunatics' and said Biden was only interested in enriching his family.
'For decades you've watched rotten and crooked politicians like Biden treat American jobs as disposable and American workers as expendable. They sat back when we got rich by taking bribes to let other countries rape and pillage our jobs and our wealth,' he told the crowd.
Trump repeatedly urged the striking UAW union to endorse him. The union's boss Shawn Fain has repeatedly criticized the former president and he appeared at Joe Biden's side on the picket line in Michigan on Tuesday.
Nov. 2018-June 2020: Hunter Biden Probe Begins; President Trump Impeached While Pursuing Biden-Ukraine Information; Alleged Justice Department Undermining of Probe Begins
June 2020-Dec. 2021: Evidence of Influence-Peddling With Nexus to Joe Biden Grows; Alleged Sabotage of Hunter Biden Probe Intensifies
Jan. 2022-Jan. 2023: Prosecution Sought and Denied; IRS Whistleblowers Blindsided by What They Characterize as U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ Apparent Lack of Authority
Feb. 2023-May 2023: Hunter’s Counsel Pleads Case Over Weiss’ Head; IRS Whistleblowers Emerge – and Face a Chill; Plea Deal Develops
June 2023: FBI Stonewalls Congress Over Alleged Burisma-Biden Bribes; Trump Indictments Grow; Plea Deal Emerges; Weiss Strains To Harmonize His Story With Attorney General Merrick Garland About His Claimed Ultimate Authority
July 2023: Burisma-Biden Bribes Document Released; Whistleblowers Testify About Obstructed Case Publicly; Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal Collapses in Court
Aug. 2023-Present: Another Trump Indictment; Weiss Gets Special Counsel Authority He Wasn’t Supposed To Need; Biden Impeachment Inquiry Opens; Hunter Hit With Gun Indictment
U.S. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty Wednesday to bribery charges. Federal prosecutors have accused both Menendez and his wife of accepting cash and gold bars in exchange for assisting the Egyptian government and interfering in law enforcement investigations.
“I think he’s trying to pull one over on everybody,” said Paul Kamenar, counsel for the National Legal and Policy Center.
In a 39-page indictment, federal prosecutors allege they found over $480,000 in cash “stuffed into envelopes and hidden in clothing, closets, and a safe.” Menendez (D-N.J.), earlier in the week, told the press that much of that money was withdrawn from his savings to prepare for possible emergencies.
“For 30 years, I have withdrawn thousands of dollars in cash from my personal savings account for emergencies and because of the history of my family facing confiscation in Cuba,” Menendez said.
Kamenar is calling Menendez’s bluff though.
“When you look at his financial disclosure forms, which I did for the last 10 years, he had two accounts,” Kamenar explained. “One was his old Congressional savings account, and now his Senate account. And, yes, the House account dipped about $15-20,000.”
“But the Senate account went from the $50-100,000 range in 2013 to $100-250,000 in 2018,” Kamenar continued.
President Joe Biden’s visit to Michigan Tuesday amid the ongoing United Auto Workers (UAW) strike lays bare the ongoing fight between two reliable factions of the Democratic Party. This squabble has long-lasting implications that extend beyond current events, and every would-be Democratic standard bearer is caught betwixt and between with no easy way out.
At loggerheads are the unions and the greens. At first glance, the UAW demands resemble a typical union strike: higher pay (a 40% increase) in exchange for fewer hours (a 32-hour work week) and better benefits. These asks may seem exorbitant for those whose wages have been outpaced by Biden-fueled inflation. Or as one Washington Postcolumnist put it, "too big a slice of a soon-to-shrink pie."
The UAW fault lines go deeper than the old guard "workers versus executive" dispute. Underlying everything is the forced transition to electric vehicles handed down by Biden, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other governors beholden to the green lobby. A government mandate of EVs is disrupting the flow of car makers’ manufacturing.
After all, FTC Chair Lina Khan rose to prominence by calling for antitrust enforcement against Amazon when she was still a Yale University law student and has been a vocal critic of the company ever since.
Unfortunately, the case is reminiscent of Captain Ahab’s doomed pursuit of Moby Dick — it is guided more by desire and ideology than a reasonable assessment of the costs and benefits.
The result will be a wasteful battle all but guaranteed to founder in court.
The agency alleges the tech giant uses data from third-party retailers to bolster its own house brands; leverages its Amazon Prime service to undermine rival delivery networks; boosts its own products relative to other products “Amazon knows are of better quality”; and penalizes retailers who charge lower prices on rival platforms.
Angel Studios recently announced their home entertainment release dates for director Alejandro Monteverde’s Sound of Freedom film starring Jim Caviezel.
In a press release, Angel Studios revealed that Sound of Freedom will arrive on the various Angel Studios applications on October 13th.
Next, it will arrive on digital on November 3rd. For those interested a physical copy DVDs and Blu-rays will arrive on November 14th and will be available to purchase via Angel Studios’ digital storefront as well as retailers such as Walmart and Amazon.
Finally, the movie will be available for digital rental on December 15th.
Extreme gender ideology has permeated every facet of our lives, from the cartoons my four-year-old watches to medicine. We’ve all heard the stories of bathroom bills aimed at protecting – or harming – girls depending on your political flavor, and institutions of higher learning attempting to alter the words we’ve accepted as appropriate vernacular for hundreds of years.
What isn’t reported on enough is just how deep the gender ideology rot has become and the repercussions this push to erase women can and will have in the future. This week, a group of scientists primarily in anthropology were unceremoniously canceled by the American Anthropological Association.
Set to speak on the importance of sex as a binary construct in their fields later this year, they were told in a two-paragraph letter that they no longer were welcome and, worse yet, that their presence would “cause harm.”
Make no bones about it: it’s not just women in the crosshairs of gender ideologists; science itself is also a prime enemy.
Things got weird on “The View” once again on Tuesday when Joy Behar claimed that America would be alright if Joe Biden were to die in office, adding that the country would not survive if Donald Trump were reelected to the White House.
Behar Sounds Off
Fox News reported that Behar made these comments during a segment in which she and her co-hosts discussed “media chatter” over Biden being 80 years-old and reports that his team are trying to make an effort to ensure that he doesn’t fall down again.
“The question is this, let’s say, God forbid, Joe Biden dies in office. Isn’t that still okay for the country? The country will survive it. But if Trump wins, the country will not survive it,” Behar said. “That’s a fact.”
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said during Wednesday night’s Republican presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, that the U.S. was not on the decline and that it was of vital importance that the U.S. continues to fund Ukraine’s war against Russia.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis revealed during Wednesday night’s Republican presidential primary debate that if elected he plans to use the U.S. Department of Justice to go after “all” woke district attorneys funded by Democratic megadonor George Soros.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pushed back on a “hoax” during the second Republican presidential primary debate that was started by Vice President Kamala Harris several weeks ago and was pushed during the debate by a leftist debate moderator and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).
Pharmaceutical executive Vivek Ramaswamy said during the second Republican Party primary debate on Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, that transgenderism in minors was a mental health issue and that it was cruel to push that ideology onto children.
In his lengthy 56-page ruling, U.S. District Judge David Hittner concluded his order by saying Senate Bill 12 “is an unconstitutional restriction on speech,” adding he believed it violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Hittner also wrote in his ruling that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and several other officials cannot enforce the law. His decision also came after he issued two temporary restraining orders to provide more time to announce his final decision.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, which helped represent the plaintiffs in this case, released a statement Tuesday afternoon celebrating the judge’s ruling.
Webmaster addition: So the claim is that the First Amendment protects adults who simulate sex in front of children.
The lawsuit claims the 2018 and 2022 state constitutional amendments regulating the times, places, and manner of federal elections are legally null and void.
The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 4 (the Elections Clause), requires the state legislature to regulate the times, places, and manner of federal elections. However, Michigan’s constitutional amendments (Proposal 3 of 2018 and Proposal 2 of 2022) bypassed the state legislature and, in doing so, usurped the legislature’s federally mandated constitutional authority.
Ukrainian troops are surrendering in droves, Russian TASS news agency claims, to the extent that Moscow has set up a special radio frequency so Ukrainian soldiers wishing to survive the Meat Grinder can do so safely.
Approximately 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered to the Russians using the special 149.200 “Volga” radio frequency, which has been operating since mid-summer, TASS reported.
“Now more than 10,000 Ukrainian servicemen have already chosen life and used the 149.200 ‘Volga’ frequency to surrender. The captives are being fed; they are being provided with all necessary medical care,” a source told TASS, saying the radio frequency works along the entire front.
“Simply Naked,” a TV show made for kids that airs in the Netherlands and features naked men and women who disrobe in front of 10-12-year-old children, has been dubbed a show for pedophiles by critics from around the world.
What was initially an observation is now measurable: young people, in the prime of their lives, are dying at unprecedented rates. Ed Dowd, a former BlackRock portfolio manager and data analyst, has highlighted a concerning surge in cardiovascular deaths in the UK — and the numbers are alarming.
During the 1950s, the inactivated polio vaccine created by Jonas Salk was made using rhesus monkeys that were infected with SV40, a monkey virus that was later linked to cancer in humans.
From 1955 to 1963, hundreds of millions of people worldwide — in North and South America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa — received the vaccines, which at the time were heralded as a medical breakthrough.
In the archived 1956 video below, you can see a propaganda piece from that era, showing just how the ill-fated vaccine was made.
“Few back then grasped that these vaccines might also be a huge, inadvertent, uncontrolled experiment in interspecies viral transmission,” a 2004 article in The Lancet noted.
Burglaries targeting yachts and houseboats in the Oakland-Alameda Estuary have surged, prompting comparisons to the pirate movie "Captain Phillips."
The thieves not only steal valuable items but also sink the ships or discard the remnants of the plundered boats in the Oakland Harbor or along its shorelines. Dan Hill, a resident of the 800-foot waterway, estimates that each attack costs owners thousands to tens of thousands of dollars.
The boating community, feeling the impact of these crimes, has discussed arming themselves due to jurisdictional questions and a decline in law enforcement staffing levels. The Alameda side of the estuary is a popular boating area in San Francisco Bay, known for its pleasant weather and beautiful surroundings. However, since the summer, the presence of homeless encampments in and around Oakland has disrupted the lives of residents.
Hill describes the situation, saying, "We're in this little lagoon area, where the water comes in. There's a condo complex, beautiful parks. We started to see homeless people camping out there. That's never happened before. That being said, these guys are finding old abandoned boats, stealing them, and anchoring out illegal boats. And they're taking dinghies and riding around and stealing stuff off people's boats."
Webmaster addition: The globalists promised the world to immigrants who would simply walk across the border, and for a while, it was a great deal. But cities, states, and the nation have run out of money for illegal immigrants, so they are turning to crime.
The Toronto Sun reports and emergency meeting of parliament after reports of cocaine found on board Prime Minister Trudeau’s aircraft. This comes in the wake of the Speaker of the House of Commons taking the fall for Trudeau’s NAZI parade. And today a chorus of calls for Trudeau to resign. Will he, do it?