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When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, his campaign hired a sleazy private detective, Jack Palladino, to threaten journalists and private individuals in order to prevent voters from finding out about the horny hick’s legion of sexual conquests and sexual assaults—or “bimbo eruptions,” as campaign aide Betsey Wright charmingly put it.

The smear merchant was first hired after singer Gennifer Flowers told a tabloid she’d had a lengthy affair with Clinton. Palladino wrote a memo to the campaign, promising to impugn her “character and veracity until she is destroyed beyond all recognition.”

Clinton campaign: SOLD! (By the by, Clinton would eventually admit to having sex with Flowers.)

Then in 2008, presidential candidate John Edwards hit up a couple of well-heeled donors for more than a million dollars to hide his yearlong affair with Rielle Hunter and their resulting “love child.”

To keep Ms. Hunter happy (and hidden) throughout his run, the campaign gave her “cash, luxury hotels, private jets rides and a $20,000-a-month rental mansion in Santa Barbara, California”—as summarized by The Guardian. (Even lefty publications in the U.K. are more honest than the American media.)

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Months later, after tens of thousands of Palestinians have been murdered by Israeli Occupation Forces in Gaza amid an ongoing genocide, and after thousands in the West Bank have found themselves imprisoned or under regular attack, sympathy for those resisting their own annihilation has grown, with the conversation becoming more clear than it was in the days proceeding October 7. As videos spread by resistance factions across Gaza and Lebanon find a regular and enthusiastic audience and chants in support of those putting their lives on the line take root in protests nationwide, it is clear many have grown to accept the necessity of armed struggle in the Palestinian context, though a true consensus has yet to be achieved.

To that end, the answer to the question “Do you condemn Hamas?,” particularly for those of us on the Left as we analyze the history of Palestine and why resistance occurs in a colonial context, should have always been clear.

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Less than 48 hours after the world’s top court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ordered Israel to “immediately halt its military offensive and any other action” near the southernmost Gazan city of Rafah, Israel increased its deadly strikes on the already beleaguered area. Over Sunday night, Israel dropped massive bombs, including United States-made warheads, on an encampment of displaced civilians Israel had designated a “safe zone.”

At least 45 people were killed and 200 injured in the bombing and subsequent fires, most women and children. People were burnt beyond recognition and reduced to ash; in one video of the horrors, a man wordlessly held up a beheaded baby to the camera, the background ablaze.

This most recent attack is not Israel’s first defiance of the ICJ and basic human rights principles; nor, unfortunately, is it the last. Despite global outrage, Israel has continued to bombard Rafah in the days since. Indeed, over eight months, Israel has besieged and bombarded Gaza in a pattern of conduct that has amounted and continues to amount to genocide.

Genocide is among the most loaded charges one might levy. Often considered the “crime of crimes,” an aspiration to prevent genocide is in many ways foundational to the modern international legal system.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday criticized the West's delivery of long-range weapons to Ukraine, arguing Moscow could arm other countries with similar weapons to attack Western targets.

The comment — which Putin made at a rare press conference with foreign news outlets — came after several Western countries including the United States gave Ukraine the green light to strike targets inside Russia, a move Moscow has called a grave miscalculation.

"If someone thinks it is possible to supply such weapons to a warzone to attack our territory and create problems for us, why don't we have the right to supply weapons of the same class to regions of the world where there will be strikes on sensitive facilities of those [Western] countries," Putin said.

"That is, the response can be asymmetric. We will think about it," he told reporters.

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Webmaster addition: One motive to assassinate Robert Kennedy is that had he won the White House, he would have re-opened the case of the assassination of his brother John F. Kennedy and exposed all the lies. Trump presents the same threat to the Deep State.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, HIDDEN HISTORY
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In several exchanges with reporters this week, US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller called on Hamas to end the suffering and deaths of innocent Palestinians in the war on Gaza by accepting a ceasefire, in remarks that have been criticised as leveraging collective punishment against the Palestinian group.

On Tuesday, Miller was asked during a press briefing about the terms of the latest ceasefire proposal and why Hamas would accept an agreement that would see the dissolution of the group itself.

The spokesperson responded, "because they don't want to see continued conflict, continued Palestinian people dying. They don't want to see war in Gaza".

The comments by Miller were criticised by legal experts, who say that Washington was admitting to using the collective punishment of Palestinian civilians as a bargaining chip against Hamas leadership.

Then on Wednesday, the issue was again brought up during a State Department press briefing

Claire's Observations:  Spox Miller, under WHAT rock, please have you been hiding recently, or was your understanding of  BOTH the Nuremberg Code and the UN Universal Rights of Man surgically removed while you were sleeping?!?  Using "collective punishment" of the Palestinian people (i.e., assassinating them, or starving them to death to get Hamas to "surrender")  is a war crime, and punishable as such. 

Your leadership is complicit in these actions, and should be tried and convicted for such. You sir, are complicit in these actions.

Any questions, Spox Miller?!?

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In a surprising turn of events, a juror in a federal trial about misused funds meant to feed hungry children during the COVID-19 pandemic was let go on Monday after being offered a $120,000 bribe. The 23-year-old juror, known as Juror 52, was not at home when an unknown woman left a bag filled with rolls of dollar bills at her house on Sunday night.

U.S. Assistant Attorney Joe Thompson told U.S. District Judge Nancy Brasel that the woman told the juror’s father-in-law that the money was “for Juror 52” and “there will be another bag for her if she votes to acquit.” When the juror got home and found out what happened, she quickly called the police.

The trial is about seven people accused of using a nonprofit called Feeding Our Future in a fraudulent way to steal $41 million, which is part of a bigger case involving 70 people. According to the Associated Press, 18 people have already admitted guilt.

Because of the claims of jury tampering and bribery, all seven people on trial in the Feeding Our Future case were taken into custody by the authorities. Judge Brasel stressed the need to keep the community safe, saying, “The fact that there are only seven defendants and only seven people other than their attorneys that have the information to get to a juror and bribe the juror doesn’t relieve me of the responsibility to protect the community.”

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Jews are are the richest and most powerful people on earth by a virtually unbelievable margin. However, we can’t let that distract us from the fact that they are also somehow the most oppressed people on earth.

In a shocking and confounding twist, the degree to which they are oppressed is equal to the degree of their overwhelming wealth and influence.

We need to give them all kinds of special rights to prevent them from being oppressed even further. For example, we all have to chip in and pay for special police to protect them everywhere they go. Because they are so extraordinarily wealthy, they could simply pay for their own special police protection, but it would be an atrocity to make oppressed people pay for their own protection from oppression.

If any of this confuses you, I refer you to the Jewish-owned media for further information.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Sebastian Jensen has posted a huge set of graphs on Substack based on nearly 4,000 national IQ and national school achievement test (e.g., PISA) scores from around the world. How have they been changing over time?

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Americans are screwed over people and are too insouciant to notice. And not just on big things, such as being forced to be injected with an untested new kind of “vaccine” with unknown safety and effectiveness. Millions of Americans were faced with the choice of being injected or losing their job and ability to pay rent or mortgage, car payments, utilities, and buy food. The “vaccine” has caused many deaths and millions of injuries from new diseases and profusions of what previously were rare diseases among age groups not previously affected. American babies now die from strokes and heart attacks. And the grieving parents are denied any recourse. No one is being held responsible. And apparently Americans don’t care. How is this any different from the Zionist story of Jews being herded into gas chambers?

Americans can’t do anything about the hundreds of billions of dollars Washington sends to Ukraine to conduct Washington’s proxy war against Russia, or about the billions sent to Israel for the slaughter of Palestinians and physical destruction of Gaza, or the billions sent to Taiwan for Washington’s proxy war against China. Meanwhile homeless American veterans sleep on the streets while the Biden regime gives immigrant-invaders pre-paid debit cards and houses them in hotels.

A few Americans might wonder if the billions of dollars could be better used getting the homeless out of their public parks and tent encampments off their sidewalks. But if they write to a representative or senator about the misallocation of resources they will get back a letter explaining that “we have to stop them over there before they get over here.”

The message is: “we are here to serve the military/security complex and Israel Lobby, the funders of our election campaigns, and to replace white Americans with the third world in the interest of diversity.

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Day by day it is becoming more difficult and more risky to provide information that differs from the official narratives. Websites are finding that payment mechanisms, such as PayPal and Stripe, and banks refuse to process donations to their sites. Others, such as Vdare are being driven into bankruptcy by quota hire NY prosecutors. Alex Jones’ operation is again under assault. Tucker Carlson was driven from Fox News. Google increasingly hides unwelcome information.

And now we witness a former US Marine, intelligence officer, and UN weapons inspector pulled off an international flight and his passport stolen by police “on orders by the US Department of State.” Scott Ritter was on his way to Russia to speak at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Ritter is an active source of what the conflict in Ukraine is really about and how it is widening into a wider and more dangerous conflict. Being yanked off a flight and his passport taken is the Biden regime’s way of sending him a message to get onboard with the narrative.

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If you are a foreign official visiting Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Petr Fiala will undoubtedly urge you to praise and contribute to his munition’s initiative. While many praise it, few are willing to back their words with financial support, and perhaps for good reason.

The controversy began when President Petr Pavel announced at the Munich Security Conference that Czechia had identified 500,000 155 mm and 300,000 122 mm caliber artillery shells for Ukraine from producers outside the European Union (EU). According to Pavel, these shells could be delivered within weeks if funding was secured.

In March, President Pavel further claimed that with Norway’s contribution, all necessary funds had been raised and that the shells would be delivered soon. However, Tomáš Pojar, the official responsible for the munitions initiative, clarified, “I assume that the President meant the coverage of the first batch, not the entire initiative. We definitely haven’t raised funds for the entire initiative yet.”

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine remained skeptical, stating, “We can talk about a positive result only when the shells will be in Ukraine.”

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Commentary by Peter St Onge via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

(Rashevskyi Viacheslav/Shutterstock)

It turns out renters and homeowners are living in two entirely different economies, at least according to a new study by the Federal Reserve—which, ironically enough, made it happen.

In short, renters are in dire straits financially, while homeowners are “continuing to reap the rewards” of cheap pandemic money that left renters with nothing but inflation.

This is “complicating” the Fed’s crystal ball as homeowners continue to splurge on everything from travel to eating out, “propping up prices with their discretionary spending power.”

Of course, the Fed’s money printers are what are propping up prices. But the robust homeowner spending means they’re not seeing the distress.

The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Inflation

I mentioned in a recent article how the Fed money printer works by injecting new money into asset markets, which leaves the rich richer and the poor coping with inflation.

That process goes on turbo when they crank up the money printers, which they did during the pandemic to the tune of $7 trillion fresh dollars—one in three.

Hence the media’s favorite economic theme these days: why Americans can’t see the glory of Bidenomics. After all, if you’re a journalist at The New York Times, or an economics professor at Harvard, everybody at your dinner parties owns a home. They own stocks. They’re doing great, regaling one another with explanations of their investing acumen.

Alas, the 90 percent aren’t at those dinner parties to regale. They can only speak in ballot boxes.

Heaven at the Top, Hell at the Bottom

In raw numbers, the Fed report finds that nearly one in five renters fell behind on their rent in the past year, while rents have soared by 20 percent since the pandemic—coming to nearly $400 for the average renter.

Renters are more likely to not be able to pay the electric, water, or gas bill in the past month, and they report much higher rates of financial anxiety.

This all might rankle when CNN lectures them about how amazing the economy is.

It’s a whole other world for homeowners, who overwhelmingly refinanced during the pandemic at average rates around 3 percent, taking hundreds of thousands out of their Fed-pumped homes.

They plowed a good chunk of that money into stocks, which also soared thanks to the Fed’s near-zero interest rates—the so-called everything bubble. Courtesy of the Fed.

Claire's Observations:  It's not only property owners who believe that they can jack up rents to whatever they think the economy will bear; it is also CEOs of large corporations who are doing that as well.  As reported by https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/breaking-news/how-much-does-state-farms-ceo-earn-99975.aspx, Michael Tipsord, head of State Farm,  earned the following:

"Tipsord earned $2.4 million in salary in the latest financial year, according to a filing obtained by the news outlet Crain’s Chicago Business from the Nebraska Department of Insurance. The amount is 14% higher than the State Farm CEO salary of $2.1 million the year before.Overall, Tipsord received a total of $24.4 million in compensation in 2022, almost equivalent to the $24.5 million he earned in the previous year. This includes a $21.9 million bonus, a slight drop from $22.4 million in 2021.

Tipsord has seen his yearly earnings soar over the years. In 2017, his total compensation was about $8.6 million, with a base salary of $1.6 million. At that time, this was lower compared to what most of his peers were earning. In 2019, Tipsord earned around $10 million. The amount doubled to about $20 million the following year, before his record-setting State Farm CEO salary in 2021."

Nice work, if you can get it, right?!?

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A former high-ranking member of the notorious Black Panther Party gave a surprising endorsement to recently convicted Donald Trump and insisted the presidential hopeful is 'not a racist.'

David Hilliard, a founding member of the civil rights organization, said in a TikTok posted on Monday that he met Trump during the 1960s in New York City and called the former president a 'decent man.' 

In the past, critics have accused Trump of being racist. But he has been surging in popularity among black voters, according to recent polling.

In the video posted by Carol Mitchell, an 82-year old Hilliard said Trump is an ally to African Americans.

 

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Cancer patients are among the growing number of sick people across the country being asked to fork over thousands of dollars for treatments they hadn't yet received.

Nancy Skinner, 68, and nearly a dozen other cancer patients in Las Cruces, New Mexico, who say they were either denied care or required to pay out of pocket up front, leaving them to scramble for cash or move to another state where affordable care is more accessible.

Ms Skinner’s doctor ordered a biopsy in 2022 to assess a growth on her leg, but the Memorial Medical Center denied her insurance and told her she had to pay $2,000 or she would not get a potentially lifesaving procedure. She had to take out a bank loan.

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The fake news is finally coming clean.

The UK Telegraph published a report on its front page titled, “Covid vaccines may have helped fuel rise in excess deaths.”

Of course, The Gateway Pundit has been reporting on this since 2021. And we were censored and silenced by big Tech and smeared by the fake “fact-checkers” for daring to report this truth.

Webmaster addition: A lot of the independent media reported this, including whatreallyhappened.com!

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Dutch researchers indicated in a new peer-reviewed study that COVID-19 vaccines and governmental containment policies may have boosted excess mortality in the West.

The study, published Monday in the peer-reviewed journal BMJ Public Health, explored excess all-cause deaths in 47 Western countries from 2020 to 2022. It indicated that during this period, there were 3,098,456 excess deaths: 87% of the countries under review suffered excess mortality in 2020; 89% in 2021; and 91% in 2022.

The researchers made clear that excess mortality "includes not only deaths from SARS-CoV-2 infection but also deaths related to the indirect effects of the health strategies to address the virus spread and infection."

What caught the researchers' attention was not only the persistence of high excess mortality following the pandemic but that "the highest number of excess deaths [1,256,942] was recorded" in 2021 — the year containment measures were coupled with experimental vaccination.

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We've been told by the anti-Israel activists that the root cause of the Israeli-Arab conflict is the injustice of the "Nakba" - which they say refers to the displacement of Arabs in 1948. The truth is far more sinister and revealing of the true cause of the conflict.

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On Wednesday, Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir both called for Israel to escalate in Gaza and to invade southern Lebanon, The Times of Israel reported.

The two ministers made the remarks in speeches during the provocative flag march in the Old City of Jerusalem that commemorates Jerusalem Day, a celebration of the Israeli capture of East Jerusalem during the 1967 war.

Thousands of ultra-nationalist Israelis took part in the march, which involved chants of “Death to Arabs” and attacks on Palestinians. The crowd also attacked a journalist for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

During his speech, Ben Gvir led the crowd in a chant of “victory” and said Israel could only win once it “enters all of Gaza and fights until victory.” He also said Israel needs to “go into the north and fight Hezbollah and destroy them.”

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