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The House on Tuesday passed a resolution that says “anti-Zionism is antisemitism,” the chamber’s latest piece of legislation conflating criticism of Israel with antisemitism.

The resolution, which is presented as a resolution condemning antisemitism, passed in a vote of 314-14-92. Only thirteen Democrats and one Republican voted against the legislation, while 92 Democrats voted “present” in protest of a line buried in the bill that explicitly claims anti-Zionism is antisemitism.

The Republican-drafted resolution declares that the House of Representatives “clearly and firmly states that anti-Zionism is antisemitism.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 06 07:51

Amnesty International conducted an investigation that found Israel targeted two Gaza homes with American-made Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), killing over 40 people, including 19 children. The group said the US has an “outsized role and responsibility” in using its leverage to curb civilian casualties in the besieged enclave. 

“JDAM were used by the Israeli military in two deadly, unlawful air strikes on homes full of civilians in the occupied Gaza Strip. The organization found that these air strikes were either direct attacks on civilians or civilian objects or indiscriminate attacks and is calling for them to be investigated as war crimes,” Amnesty International’s investigation found. “[Amnesty International] found distinctive fragments of the munition in the rubble of destroyed homes in central Gaza following two strikes that killed a total of 43 civilians – 19 children, 14 women, and 10 men. In both cases, survivors told Amnesty International there had been no warning of an imminent strike.”

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 06 07:51

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo called for tighter export controls on advanced technologies going to China and labeled Beijing “the biggest threat we’ve ever had.”

Raimondo made the comments at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in California. “On matters of national security, we got to be eyes wide open about the threat. This is the biggest threat we’ve ever had,” she said.

Raimondo said there were areas where the US and China could cooperate and that Washington needed to manage its relationship with Beijing but added, “Make no mistake about it, China’s not our friend.”

Since taking her post as commerce secretary, Raimondo has overseen a ramping up of significant economic sanctions on China, including recent measures to limit Beijing’s access to advanced semiconductors. The US justifies the restrictions by claiming it’s trying to prevent China’s military from using the technology, but the chips being banned have many different uses.

Tags: CHINA, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 06 07:50

Tempers boiled over during a classified Senate briefing on Ukraine on Tuesday afternoon, when Republican senators insisted on talking about security along the U.S.-Mexico border while Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and military officials tried to keep the discussion focused on the war.  

Schumer accused Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) of attempting to hijack the meeting on Ukraine’s defense needs to have an unrelated conversation on border security.  

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was scheduled to attend the briefing via a secure video conference call but canceled his appearance shortly before the meeting.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:49

This is like the second holocaust according to the people at Breitbart:

The article defaming Massie is written by Joel Pollak, the Jewish man who runs the site.

He felt the need to directly cover the scandal of an American patriot who is not sufficiently loyal to Israel.

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Posted on: Dec 06 07:49

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is turning Ukraine into an authoritarian state as public criticism of Ukrainian leadership is becoming more common.

“At some point we will no longer be any different from Russia, where everything depends on the whim of one man,” Klitschko, a former heavyweight boxing champion, told Germany’s Der Spiegel.

In a separate interview, Klitschko also sided with Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, who was recently rebuked by Zelensky for saying the war had turned into a stalemate and that there was no chance of a breakthrough.

“[Zaluzhny] told the truth,” Klitschko told the Swiss outlet 20 Minutes. “Some may not want to hear the truth [but] we can’t lie to our people and partners indefinitely.”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:39

US officials are considering forming a Red Sea task force with other nations after a series of attacks by Yemen’s Houthis against commercial shipping that’s come in response to the Israeli onslaught in Gaza.

“We are in talks with other countries about a maritime task force of sorts involving the ships from partner nations alongside the United States in ensuring safe passage of ships in the Red Sea,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Monday.

Sullivan’s comments came a day after the Pentagon said a US Navy destroyer, the USS Carney, responded to attacks on three commercial vessels in the Red Sea that were launched from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. The Pentagon said the USS Carney shot down three drones heading in its direction, but Sullivan said the US “cannot assess” if the US warship was purposely targeted.

Tags: MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 06 07:39

Over the summer of 2023, the library problem became too big to ignore. In July 2023, an irate mother appealed the St. Joseph County public library’s decision not to remove This Book is Gay from the library’s teen section. This Book is Gay introduces children to anal and oral sex, how to operate sex apps which would expose them to child molesters, and coprophagy.[i] Amy Drake was elected to the St. Joseph County Council on an anti-Covid lockdown platform, but soon found herself caught up in the library battle which succeeded the Covid lockdown as the main vehicle the Democrats used to ensure their lock on political power in the county. Both Drake and the irate mothers entered the debate over obscene library books under the assumption that Robert’s rules of order still held sway over public gatherings in South Bend, when in fact the culture wars had become the real paradigm for rules of engagement. Amy Drake realized too late that she had showed up for a gunfight wielding a butter knife:

It was clear when I walked into the library board meeting that the left had mobilized. I had seen a Nextdoor message desperately trying to get people to the meeting earlier in the day. Some wore masks; [some wore] t-shirts that proclaimed “Bans off Our Books,” and “My pronouns are they/them”; someone carried in a mug declaring: “Fighting Hate; Teaching Tolerance; Seeking Justice.” One person walked in and said, “This is so exciting.” Women behind me talked about how important it is to protect the library.[ii]

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:38

Last month, a Gazan journalist ventured into the hospital to find an awful visual: decomposing bodies of four babies, eaten by worms, blackened by mold, mauled by stray dogs.

Al-Nasr Children’s Hospital director Bakr Qaoud told The Washington Post that at the height of Israel’s assault on northern Gaza in November, everybody was ordered to evacuate.

The whereabouts of the parents of the infants, born premature, were not known after a month of war.

There were a total of five infants Qaoud was taking care of. All of them were vulnerable.

They needed oxygen, and medication administered at regular intervals. There were no portable respirators or incubators to transport them. Without life support, the nurse feared, they wouldn’t survive an evacuation, the newspaper reported.

However, after the Israeli Defense Force delivered an ultimatum on November 10, he had no choice but to carry the baby he thought will survive with a temporary cut to his oxygen supply. He had to leave the other four babies, reluctantly, with their breathing machines on.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:38

At least 85 civilians were killed when an army drone attack erroneously targeted a religious gathering in northwest Nigeria, officials confirmed Tuesday, as the president ordered an investigation into the latest in a series of such deadly mistakes in Nigeria’s conflict zones.

The strike took place Sunday night in Kaduna state’s Tudun Biri village while residents observed the Muslim holiday marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, government officials said. The military believed it was “targeting terrorists and bandits,” officials said.

At least 66 people also were injured in the attack, the National Emergency Management Agency said in a statement. Eighty-five bodies, including of children, women and the elderly, have been buried so far, as a search continues for any additional victims, the agency said.

Tags: AFRICA, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:37

A relative of newly-released Israeli captives has publicly accused the Israeli military of killing its own people and says Tel Aviv is blocking the victims’ families from speaking out. 

In testimony delivered to Israel’s finance committee on December 3, Noam Dan, whose cousin’s husband remains in Hamas custody and who suffered the loss of two other family members in the hostilities, told legislators the Israeli military has killed its own.

“We know for sure that three people were killed by our fire, three hostages,” she declared, while demanding to be informed of whether the families of captives “were given up on” by the Netanyahu administration.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:36

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Christopher Grady said the Pentagon was prepared to fight a proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, aid the Israeli onslaught in Gaza, and arm Taiwan for a potential war with China. The Admiral argued all the military efforts could be completed simultaneously and the Navy was not stretched thin. 

At an Atlantic Council event, Grady said, “You look at what is required to support Ukraine, look at what might be required to support our partner in Israel, and then, of course, you put Taiwan on top of that—we have the construct that we do with combatant commanders and the rest that should allow us to command and control those three things all at one time.” He continued, “It’s part of our campaigning process, which is central to the national defense strategy. Is it challenging? Sure.”

After Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the Biden administration pledged to give Ukraine the weapons needed to win the war. Over the past 19 months, Washington has sent Kiev tens of billions in arms. 

Tags: CHINA, MIDDLE EAST, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 06 07:35

Joe Biden, in concert with American public opinion, soured on the long U.S. military disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan and finally withdrew U.S. forces from the two-decade disaster in Afghanistan, even though other prior presidents lacked the courage to carry out what was likely to be—and was—a messy exit. Yet one must not lose sight of the fact that the very experienced and effective president is a traditional foreign policy interventionist who believes that the United States should continue to lead the world through military actions and informal and formal security alliances, pledging to protect other countries.

In a recent speech, Biden reiterated his advocacy of an expansive global U.S. security umbrella: “American leadership is what holds the world together. American alliances are what keep us, America, safe. American values are what make us a partner that other nations want to work with. To put all that at risk if we walk away…, it’s just not worth it.” Echoing their leader, other U.S. officials claim that alliances are a bastion of a “rules-based international order.”

Tags: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, SYRIA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 06 07:32

As the Israeli army's brutality against civilians in Gaza continues, with attacks on schools, health centres and hospitals, a religious leader from the Iranian Jewish community made a bold comparison between the Israeli government and the extremist group ISIS.

In a recent interview with the Javan Daily, Rabbi Younes Hamami Lalehzar stated, "The phenomenon of Zionism in the Jewish religion is akin to Daesh in Islam." Daesh is the Arabic acronym for ISIS in the Middle East.

He continued, "They, like Daesh, present the most radical and extremist narratives of the religion as the only accurate narrative. The narratives that Zionism introduces about Judaism have no basis in this religion."

Tags: IRAN, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, RELIGION/ATHEISM, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:32

This is a decisive moment in Israel’s war with Hamas. It’s also a hugely dangerous one for both sides.

The resumption of a brutal bombing campaign on the south of Gaza was impelled by an overwhelming feeling in the war cabinet, the media, and among the majority of Israelis that the war should go on, that Hamas should be dealt a final blow.

The Israeli public wants vengeance, and they still do not feel that they have had it.

Faced with the blunt choice of a further exchange of hostages and prisoners and returning to the ground offensive, the war cabinet decisively chose war.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:31

The measure in question would expand compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) to cover Idaho, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Guam and Colorado and extending it for a further 19 years.

Several communities that were on the front lines of U.S. atomic testing are not covered by the current RECA, which is set to expire in May. 

However, it’s not clear whether the measure will make it into the annual National Defense Authorization Act and ultimately across the finish line.

Tags: FUKUSHIMA/NUKE DISASTERS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 06 07:30

The Senate on Tuesday advanced a backlog of military nominations only hours after Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) released his nearly 10-month hold on them, in protest of the Pentagon’s abortion policy. 

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) moved on more than 400 nominations en bloc via unanimous consent, finally allowing servicemembers to take on their new roles after hanging in limbo for much of the year. 

“Hundreds of military families across the country can breathe a sigh of relief,” Schumer said after the confirmations were complete. “Thank god. These military officers will now get the promotions they so rightfully earned.” 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:29

Jordan's King Abdullah said on Tuesday the world should condemn any attempt by Israel to create conditions that would forcibly displace Palestinians within the war-devastated Gaza Strip or outside its borders.

In remarks carried by state media after a meeting with the Cypriot president in Amman, the monarch again called for an immediate ceasefire and warned that Israel's relentless bombing campaign was leading to a "dangerous deterioration" in the situation.

Talks with Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides focused on the need to increase efforts to deliver humanitarian aid and relief to the embattled civilians living in Gaza.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:29

Germany is the strongest economy in the EU.

If Germany is running out of money…

I told you a long time ago that Germoney was going to be “deindustrialized” by the American war on Russia.

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Posted on: Dec 06 07:27

A Georgia homeowner "exercising his Second Amendment right to bear arms" fatally shot a home invasion suspect who was threatening him, Sandy Springs police said.

What are the details?

Police said "an unknown male unlawfully entered a residence on Spalding Drive and threatened to harm the homeowner" around 2:20 a.m. Sunday.

Another resident called 911, police said, adding that before officers arrived the homeowner "while exercising his Second Amendment right to bear arms defended himself and his family from bodily harm by shooting the suspect."

Police said arriving officers found the suspect dead of his wounds.

Tags: RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Posted on: Dec 06 07:24

Continuing with the theme here of Branch COVIDian neurosis and their pathological inability to rationally process information, here we have a fascinating pair of case studies suggesting that the shots themselves — accompanying fear porn propaganda notwithstanding — might, in fact, induce psychosis.

Via Elsevier

“The aim of the study is to investigate whether there is a causal relationship between the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine and the onset of psychotic symptoms in patients without a previous mental health history…

A case series of two patients with first psychotic episode after administration of this vaccine is presented. Both patients were attended by the psychiatric unit of the Regional University Hospital in Malaga…

Two male patients, 23 and 30 years old, with no previous history of mental illness or substance use presented with auditory and cenesthetic hallucinations, disorganized behavior and speech, and a feeling of derealization 24-72 hours after COVID-19 vaccine administration. On the first day they had presented febrile fever and fatigue as somatic symptoms. One of them also had insomnia and delusions, with significant psychotic distress, which required hospitalization in the psychiatric ward. Physical examination and complementary tests were normal. In both patients, with the introduction of low antipsychotic doses, the symptomatology resolved almost completely within a week, with good insight.”

Certainly, to establish a definitive causal link between the injections and psychosis, we would need more robust research than two case studies. But, mechanistically, this passes the smell test.

Webmaster addition: Is that why we are seeing so much insane behavior these days?

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CURRENT EVENTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 06 07:24

A former confidential informant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, whose killing in 2021 caused unprecedented turmoil in the Caribbean nation.

Joseph Vincent, a dual Haitian-American citizen who lived in the U.S. and attended meetings in South Florida and Haiti ahead of the assassination, is the fourth of 11 defendants in Miami to plead guilty. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on charges including conspiracy to kill and kidnap a person outside the U.S. and conspiracy to provide material support and resources.

According to authorities, about 20 Colombian citizens and several dual Haitian-American citizens participated in the plot. The conspirators initially planned to kidnap the Haitian president but later opted to kill him. Investigators allege the plotters had hoped to win contracts under Moïse's successor.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, HIDDEN HISTORY
Posted on: Dec 06 07:22

As a cease-fire ticked down last week and Israel prepared to resume its round-the-clock airstrikes, Sen. Bernie Sanders and a robust group of Democratic senators had a message for their president: They were done “asking nicely” for Israel to do more to reduce civilian casualties in Gaza.

Lawmakers warned President Joe Biden’s national security team that planned U.S. aid to Israel must be met with assurances of concrete steps from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-right government.

“The truth is that if asking nicely worked, we wouldn’t be in the position we are today,” Sanders said in a floor speech. It was time for the United States to use its “substantial leverage” with its ally, the Vermont senator said.

“And we all know what that leverage is,” he said, adding, “the blank-check approach must end.”

Webmaster addition: The whole point of Netanyahu's war is to eradicate the civilians from Gaza and annex the strip ... along with all that off-shore gas and oil!

Tags: ECONOMY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 06 07:21

he Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex pushed COVID-19 vaccines on pregnant women with a false message that vaccination would “protect” their babies. The CDC makes this deceptive claim on their website:

CDC Website accessed December 4, 2023

For a vaccine to be considered in my practice, the theoretical vaccine efficacy would have to meet a lower bound of the confidence interval of >50%. Because we do not have randomized trials, we must consider the point estimate of VE in non-randomized studies to be a statistical blur. Reality could be any value within the 95% confidence interval. Therefore a conservative position would be to focus on the lower bound of the confidence interval as the FDA does commonly with other products.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 06 07:20