"And the bewildered herd is still believing

Everything we've been told from our birth

Hell they won't lie to me

Not on my own damn TV

But how much is a liar's word worth

And what happened to peace on earth" -- Willie Nelson

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In a sign of things to come, anti-conscription protests have begun popping up in Ukraine, and crucially even in areas seen as generally supportive of Zelensky's war effort against Russia. This comes as the Zelensky government has for several weeks now been teasing the likelihood of a major mobilization, as the military is in dire need of hundreds of thousands of more able-bodied troops. 

Currently, a controversial mobilization bill is currently slowly making its away through parliament. It seeks to reduce the age limit of conscription from 27 to 25 while also increasing the penalties for those failing to register. But it remains that as the Washington Post has reported, Ukraine's forces are facing a severe shortage of troops after suffering high casualties over the last two years. "The Ukrainian military is facing a critical shortage of infantry, leading to exhaustion and diminished morale on the front line," the Post wrote

Claire's Observations: Amazingly bad decision making by Zelinsky and his US "advisors", have brought this county to its knees, from standpoints of defense, economy, and just basic survival for the Ukrainian people;l it is no wonder Ukraine is experiencing anti-conscription protests, and my gut is telling me that these are going to get worse., to the point where Zelinsky is removed from office, and a real "adult in the room" will take his place, IF the us permits it.

But until that point, Ukraine is NOWHERE in terms of its battle against Russia, and will most likely lose in a war of attrition.  That NO ONE in DC could see this coming, as the logical conclusion to this scenario, worries the STUFFING out of me!!!!!!

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Moments after the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl, Joe Biden’s account mocked conspiracy theorists by tweeting a “Dark Brandon” meme—the one where the doddering president features laser eyes—with the words, “Just like we drew it up” underneath. Sure, it’s cringy and dumb, but a cartoon might be the only way to make the president appear operational.

After Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report concluded Biden was too feeble-minded to stand trial for his alleged decades-long mishandling of classified information, the White House immediately tried to create the impression that the president, whose mental acuity was never anything to write home about, was the sharpest octogenarian in the country.

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There's a move in the US House of Representatives to potentially downgrade the United States' formal relations with South Africa over its case before the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ, or World Court) accusing Israel of "genocide" against Palestinians.

Representatives John James (R) and Jared Moskowitz (D) introduced the US-South Africa Bilateral Relations Review Act early last week. It calls for a "full review" of relations, charging South Africa with "anti-Semitic and anti-Israel-related statements and actions."

Claire's Observations:  Gentlemen, a world, please.   This is not going to help Israel, which has demonstrated itself to be  Genocide Central,  over the last several months, against the Palestinians.  You also have a situation in South Africa where there are elections this year, and this is coupled with a muti-year failure of the South African election grid, which the ANC cannot seem to be able to fix.  Some of the more radical political candidates are singing songs like "Kill the Boers", meaning kill the European origin farmers who have lived there, successfully creating food for the country.   And the South African Jewish Community?!?  Such legislation puts this group into major peril.

Also,  as reported this morning by google.com:  South Africa holds the world's largest reported reserves of gold, platinum group metals, chrome ore and manganese ore, and the second-largest reserves of zirconium, vanadium and titanium.

So gentlemen, I would strong suggest that you re-think this legislation.  Genocide .... and self-defense, are two entirely different concepts. But when genocide becomes alleged "self-defense", the country committing that genocide, is going to have one hell of a lot to answer for, including the potential of its future existence.

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On Monday morning, Trump-supporting Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) posted a stunning report on X. According to Senator Vance, the Senate funding package includes language that makes it impossible for President Trump to terminate the Ukraine War funding into his second term.

The language was inserted into the aid package with President Trump in mind. These dirty RINOs and Democrats voted on a bill that will send endless billions to Ukraine no matter how dire the situation is on the ground.

“Buried in the bill’s text is an impeachment time bomb for the next Trump presidency if he tries to stop funding the war in Ukraine. We must vote against this disastrous bill,” Sen. Vance wrote.

And 17 Republican RINOs supported this package!

Webmaster addition: I doubt this would pass a Supreme Court test. Impeachment comes from "High crimes and misdemeanors." Canceling funding is well within the authority of a President.

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Authorities have identified the shooter as Genesse Ivonne Moreno, a 36-year-old transgender immigrant from El Salvador, according to multiple independent sources speaking to KHOU 11 Jeremy Rogalski.

Moreno, who has a criminal history stretching back to 2005, was previously known as Jeffery Escalante, based on records from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

His past arrests paint a troubling picture, encompassing a range of offenses including failure to stop and give information, assault of a public servant, assault causing bodily injury, forgery, possession of marijuana, theft, evading arrest, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Webmaster addition: Federal law prohibits illegal aliens from possessing firearms. In fact, it’s a felony offense. See 18 USC 922(g)(5).

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Judge Scott McAfee on Monday said Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis may be disqualified from Trump’s RICO case over her improper relationship with top Trump prosecutor Nathan Wade.

The judge also said Thursday’s evidentiary hearing on alleged misconduct ‘must occur.’

“I think it’s clear that disqualification can occur if evidence is produced demonstrating an actual conflict or the appearance of one,” Judge McAfee said in Monday’s hearing. “The state has admitted a relationship existed. And so what remains to be proven is the existence and extent of any financial benefit, again if there even was one. And so because I think its possible that the facts alleged by the defendant could result in disqualification, I think an evidentiary hearing must occur to establish the record on those core allegations.”

“I think the issues at point here are whether a relationship existed, whether that relationship was romantic or non-romantic in nature, when it formed, and whether it continues. And that’s only relevant because it’s in combination with the question of the existence and extent of any personal benefit conveyed as a result of their relationship,” the judge said.

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A 15-year-old migrant has been taken into custody after allegedly shooting and injuring a tourist and firing at a responding officer in Times Square, New York.

According to New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Patrol John Chell, the suspect, identified as Jesus Alejandro Rivas Figueroa, was allegedly shoplifting with two of his classmates in a sporting goods store at about 7 p.m. when a female security officer confronted them and seized the goods from them.

According to Chell, the suspect allegedly brought out a .45 caliber handgun and fired at the security officer into a crowd. The bullet missed the security officer but struck a 37-year-old Brazilian female tourist.

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An expert in election data asserts that almost 35,000 Georgia voters in 2020 cast ballots from the wrong jurisdictions, but Georgia’s top election official hasn’t responded to his request for an investigation. 

Mark Davis, president of Georgia-based Data Productions Inc., has pushed for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office to investigate his data since May 2021. Davis says he inquired again earlier this month after finding evidence of the same problems in Georgia’s 2021 and 2022 elections. 

“The same thing is going to happen again in 2024,” Davis, who earlier this year scored a legal victory over the Stacey Abrams-founded group Fair Fight Action– told The Daily Signal. “I first brought this up to the State Elections Board in 2002. You can’t fix a problem if you don’t admit you have a problem.”

“The secretary of state doesn’t want to address this because it happened on his watch,” he said of Raffensperger. “I don’t know why he’s being like that. It’s happened on everyone’s watch.”

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"Climate change is going to make you boil, no it's gonna make you freeze, no it's gonna make you boil...."


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President Joe Biden’s campaign accused former President Donald Trump of wanting to incarcerate Latinos in detention camps. The campaign shared a short clip of Trump’s speech at an event in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Friday in which he shared plans to start a deportation operation on his first day in office should he win the general election in November.

“Trump calls for mass detention camps and rounding up millions of Latinos,” the Biden Harris HQ captioned the eight-second clip.

“And within moments of my inauguration, we will begin the largest deportation operation in American history,” Trump said in the video.

Despite the campaign’s caption, Trump does not say anything about Latinos or detention camps in his speech.

Webmaster addition: What Trump wants to round up and deport are people who are here illegally. Big difference. And I thought political lies on this shameless scale went out with LBJ!

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Indian tech services giant Infosys has been named as the source of a data leak suffered by the Bank of America.

Infosys disclosed the breach in a November 3, 2023, filing [PDF] that revealed its US subsidiary Infosys McCamish Systems LLC (IMS) "has become aware of a cyber security incident resulting in non-availability of certain applications and systems in IMS."

A data breach notification filed in the US state of Maine this week describes the incident as "External system breach (hacking)" and reveals the improperly accessed data includes "Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number."

The notification was submitted by an outside attorney working on behalf of the Bank of America, names IMS as the source, and revealed that information on 57,028 people was leaked.

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Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered an "implementation vulnerability" that has made it possible to reconstruct encryption keys and decrypt data locked by Rhysida ransomware.

The findings were published last week by a group of researchers from Kookmin University and the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA).

"Through a comprehensive analysis of Rhysida Ransomware, we identified an implementation vulnerability, enabling us to regenerate the encryption key used by the malware," the researchers said.

The development marks the first successful decryption of the ransomware strain, which first made its appearance in May 2023. A recovery tool is being distributed through KISA.

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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Monday added a medium-severity security flaw impacting Roundcube email software to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation.

The issue, tracked as CVE-2023-43770 (CVSS score: 6.1), relates to a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw that stems from the handling of linkrefs in plain text messages.

"Roundcube Webmail contains a persistent cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that can lead to information disclosure via malicious link references in plain/text messages," CISA said.

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Some of the weapons that Western countries have been sending to Ukraine have been discovered in the possession of Mexican drug cartels and armed groups from the Middle East, a law enforcement official told TASS.

“The weapons that are being provided to the Ukrainian armed forces have already been found in the possession of Mexican cartels and [radical Palestinian movement] Hamas,” he said.

According to the unnamed official, the West’s level of mistrust in Kiev rose significantly after reports on such wayward weapons began appearing. “Western countries have now increased anti-corruption controls related to weapons supplies,” he added.

Webmaster addition: Which means many of those weapons paid for by Americans, may have been smuggled into the US through that open border ... to be used against Americans!

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Like all American wars since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war with Russia is being waged for the sole benefit of ruling elites.  Today they hold more power over America than the forces of undue corporate influence which Dwight Eisenhower warned about in his 1961 farewell address.  

It is important to pause and make a clear distinction.  The ruling elites have nothing to do with actual Americans and Europeans who are powerless over their domestic and foreign policies perpetrated in their name by corrupted power structures. 

The war on Russia is an elitist effort to seize control of its vast resources, end its sovereignty, break up its 1200 year old territory, and topple its Orthodox Christian culture.

Even the red ‘color’ communist revolution in 1917, which resulted in mass murder of millions of Russians, was an international operation.  Communists split Russia up in to republics and let Germany and Poland seize its most industrialized territories.  And during Russia’s civil war that followed, US President Woodrow Wilson sent 13,000 American troops to invade and annex part of Siberia.

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Republican Pennsylvania Representative Scott Perry has criticized President Biden's mental competence and suitability for the role of commander-in-chief.

Perry expressed his concerns in an interview with Fox News Digital, following the release of Special Counsel Robert Hur's report. The report described Biden as an "elderly man with a poor memory." Perry argued that Biden should never have been President and questioned whether he is making decisions himself or if others are influencing him. Perry, who is up for re-election in Pennsylvania's 10th District, attended the NRA's Great American Outdoor Show, where former President Donald Trump delivered a keynote address.

The special counsel's report, released on Thursday, concluded that no criminal charges were warranted against Biden regarding his possession of classified documents. Despite this, Perry maintained that Biden is not mentally competent or capable of serving as President and commander of the armed forces. He called for further investigation into the allegations against Biden to determine whether he is a criminal or not. Perry emphasized the importance of cooperation from the Biden administration and government agencies to allow Congress to fulfill its oversight role.

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The president’s determination to persist on the ballot until the early stages of the primary process has effectively preempted the possibility of a credible Democratic challenger mounting a traditional bid for the nomination.

Should Biden withdraw from the nomination or abruptly exit the race for any reason within the next eight months, there is virtually no chance that voters would have a direct say in his replacement. In such scenarios, DNC officials, including lobbyists for companies like Google and UnitedHealth, may ultimately determine the party's nominee.

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Every day, for years,  a Palestinian and his wife pass by every day and just stop in front of their home, looking at the Ukrainian Zionist Settlers couple who had evicted them and taken over their home.

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The asset manager joins BlackRock, Fidelity, Ark and 21Shares, Grayscale, VanEck, Invesco and Galaxy, and Hashdex, who have all submitted applications in recent months.

The filing comes roughly four weeks after Franklin, among nine other issuers, launched a spot bitcoin ETF. Asset management giant BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) and Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund (FBTC) have seen the most demand for their funds. Meanwhile, Franklin has had a less successful start, with only roughly $70 million in inflows since launching.

IBIT has attracted over $3.5 billion worth of bitcoin in the past month, while Fidelity has seen roughly $3 billion.

The SEC has so far delayed all decisions to approve an Ethereum ETF, as expected by experts. JP Morgan currently sees a less than 50% chance that such a fund would be approved before May. Although traders from Polymarket, a decentralized prediction platform, seem to be betting, there is a 50% chance that the ETFs will be approved by May 31.

Franklin Templeton, often deemed “old-fashioned,” has made several pushes into crypto in recent years since CEO Jenny Johnson took over the company in 2020. Most recently, on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), the asset manager put laser eyes on its logo that features Ben Franklin as a nod to the crypto culture.

The price of ether climbed 5.5% in the last 24 hours, trading near $2,647, while bitcoin (BTC) hit $50,000 on Monday for the first time since late 2021.  

Claire's Observations:  Love this or not, it looks as though people are seeing these as a legitimate part of US currencies, which, for the moment, still includes the physical US dollar.

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As the 2024 presidential election approaches, the Democratic Party is witnessing a significant decline in support from Black and Latino voters, a demographic that has traditionally leaned towards the party.

This shift is attributed to dissatisfaction with President Joe Biden's domestic and foreign policies, as well as the perception that the administration is favoring illegal immigrants over American citizens.

The Democratic Party's hold on minority voters appears to be waning, with a nearly 20-point drop in support from Black and Hispanic communities over the past three years. This decline is a significant setback for the Democrats, who will need to redouble their efforts to regain the trust of these crucial voting blocs.

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The recently launched Super Bowl advertisement by He Gets Us has sparked a wave of controversy.

The ad features Christians washing the feet of a diverse group of individuals, including a woman at an abortion clinic, an alcoholic, an environmental activist, an undocumented immigrant, a Black Lives Matter protester look-alike, and a gay man, among others.

Jack Posobiec, Senior Editor at Human Events, took to Twitter to express his disapproval, stating, "A white person washing feet at an abortion clinic, funded by Christians. This is what infiltration of Western Christianity looks like."

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While the nation was engrossed in the Super Bowl festivities, the FBI and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) discreetly released a joint guidance, sounding the alarm on potential cyber threats. The advisory comes as a response to recent warnings about potential attacks on critical infrastructure, allegedly linked to groups associated with the Chinese People’s Republic of China (PRC) government.

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In the wake of a series of violent incidents involving migrants and law enforcement in Times Square, New York City is extending a curfew on migrant shelters.

Initially implemented at four shelters, the curfew will now be enforced at 20 additional locations, affecting approximately 3,600 migrants, as stated by Kayla Mamelak, a spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams' administration.

The curfew, which runs from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., was first introduced last month in response to complaints from local residents. One of the shelters in Long Island City, Queens, which houses nearly 1,000 migrants, is among those affected.

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An hour and a half away from Beaumont, you’ll find a fast-growing development called Colony Ridge.

Critics say it’s become a metropolis of migrants and a symbol of the border crisis. Others even claim it’s a haven for the Mexican drug cartels.

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