Kash Patel, the Former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense, joined Hannity following the latest episode of the Jan. 6 Committee show trials.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:56

 Following a surge in demand due to last week’s decision to overturn Roe V Wade, retailers have begun to limit access to the infamous emergency contraceptive known as Plan B. 

Posted on: Jun 30 09:55

 Journalist and Filmmaker Chris Rufo has obtained footage from a popular kid show produced by Disney that contains a scene in which the transgender agenda is being pushed on kids as normal. 

By: orraz
Posted on: Jun 30 09:47

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, and states across the U.S. are now moving rapidly to enforce the strictest pro-life laws in generations, sending Democrats and the abortion industry scrambling to keep abortion legal on-demand wherever they can.

As of Wednesday evening, laws in at least seven states have taken effect criminalizing abortion throughout pregnancy with virtually no exemptions. Several other states have sharply restricted the murder of unborn children within their borders, and 10 or more are set to enforce bans in the coming days and weeks following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Friday.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:45

The Trudeau government just announced they would be extending the ban on unvaccinated foreigners until September 30 (the start of flu season).

“Today, the Government of Canada announced it is extending current border measures for travellers entering Canada. Requirements for travellers arriving to Canada are expected to remain in effect until at least September 30, 2022,” a Public Health Agency of Canada news release reads.

It should be noted that while unvaccinated Canadians can (at least in the short term) board a plane to travel abroad, the ban on the unvaccinated remains on both sides of the Canada-US border, an apparent unspoken agreement by both countries to not budge on the unvaccinated travel ban until the other does.

Moreover, the latest announcement states that unvaccinated Canadians will still be forced to quarantine for 14 days upon their return to Canada.

Additionally, the government says that the ArriveCan app — which has led to delays so bad it has become an international embarrassment — will remain in place.

As for good news, mandatory random COVID tests at airports are now paused — but only for the vaccinated. This is Transport Minister Omar Alghabra’s half-hearted attempt to keep Canada’s airports “strong, efficient, and resilient” after being disgraced by former NHL player Ryan Whitney.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:45

Turkey will stop its opposition to Sweden and Finland's access to the NATO alliance, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto announced on Tuesday following a discussion between leaders.

The three countries’ foreign ministers signed a trilateral memorandum that established Turkey will back their endeavor to the alliance this week during NATO’s Madrid Summit. Earlier on Tuesday, Niinisto, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson met together in a conversation that was facilitated by Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:44

The EOC is a federal command center that scans disease outbreaks and prepares the deployment of emergency response measures. It includes over 300 CDC staff working with local, national, and international response partners in public health matters and informs emergency responders on how to stay safe during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency activated the EOC in January 2020 in response to the global coronavirus outbreak.

“CDC’s activation of the EOC allows the agency to further increase operational support for the response to meet he outbreak’s evolving challenges,” the CDC said Tuesday. “The activation of the EOC will serve to further supplement the ongoing work of CDC staff to respond to this outbreak.”

Posted on: Jun 30 09:43

For all its tough talk against Russia, the UK's government is failing to enforce its promises to clean up dirty foreign money, a hard-hitting report by MPs said Thursday.

It was "shameful" that after years of warnings, the government only began to clamp down on the illicit flows when Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the report by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said.

The government has brought in new legislation to prevent corrupt funds being laundered through Britain's property market.

But it has failed to back this up with enough resources or powers for anti-corruption bodies such as the National Crime Agency and Serious Fraud Office, the report said.

"Without the necessary means and resources, enforcement agencies are toothless," it said.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:42

Hillary Clinton got intimate with her denunciation of Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday, suggesting that her former law school classmate was always a man of "resentment, grievance, [and] anger."

Posted on: Jun 30 09:38

Rep. Lee Zeldin has secured the Republican nomination for New York governor after a fiesty yearlong campaign bid.

Zeldin, who represents New York's 1st Congressional District on Long Island, will face incumbent Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul in November. He beat out competitors Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York Mayor and Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani, and 2014 Republican gubernatorial nominee Rob Astorino.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:38

A Cornell University professor claims the school's library has took down a bronzed Gettysburg Address plaque and statue of former President Abraham Lincoln, due to an unknown complaint.

"Someone complained, and [the plaque and bust are] gone," professor Randy Wayne told the College Fix, referring to the pieces of American history that had been part of Cornell's Kroch Library since 2013.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:37

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a Tennessee law forbidding abortion after six weeks of pregnancy can take effect after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week.

law had been barred in federal court shortly after lawmakers enacted it in 2020. After the Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery filed an emergency motion asking the court to let the state execute the law.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:37

Major cryptocurrency hedge fund Three Arrows Capital has fallen into liquidation, a person with knowledge of the matter told CNBC, marking one of the biggest casualties of the latest so-called “crypto winter.”

Teneo has been brought on board in the last few days to deal with the liquidation process, the person, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said.

Sky News first reported the liquidation story.

Three Arrows Capital, or 3AC as it is also known, did not respond to a request for comment when contacted by CNBC.

Teneo is in the very early stages of the liquidation process, the person said. The restructuring firm is taking steps to realize the assets 3AC has, then it will set up a website in the next day or two with instructions for how creditors can get in touch to make any claims, the source added.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:24

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters on Wednesday that increases in military spending and rising numbers of troop deployments in Eastern Europe since 2014 were carried out in anticipation of a conflict with Russia.

Speaking after a meeting of NATO members and partner states in Madrid, Stoltenberg accused Russia of “using force in the eastern Donbass since 2014,” despite the fact that Kiev’s forces have shelled cities in the region ever since the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics declared independence from Ukraine that year.

Nevertheless, Stoltenberg said that the US-led military bloc decided in 2014 to start beefing up its forces in Eastern Europe.

“The reality is also that we have been preparing for this since 2014,” he stated. “That is the reason that we have increased our presence in the eastern part of the alliance, why NATO allies have started to invest more in defense, and why we have increased [our] readiness.”

According to NATO figures, the alliance’s European members and Canada have increased their military expenditure by between 1.2% and 5.9% every year since 2014. However, only 10 out of 30 NATO states currently meet the bloc’s target of spending 2% of GDP on defense.

The increase in expenditure has been most noticeable in Eastern Europe and the Baltics, with Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania all meeting the target for the first time in 2022.

Earlier on Wednesday, NATO members agreed to adopt a new Strategic Concept. This policy blueprint sets out the alliance’s stance toward partners, non-members, and adversaries, with the 2022 iteration naming Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to the bloc.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:23

“Friends” has long been criticized for its lack of diversity, but co-creator Marta Kauffman is finally ready to admit her failure — with a $4 million apology.

Kauffman, 65, initially struggled to grasp the “difficult and frustrating” criticisms of her television series, choosing to believe the successful show was being singled out, she told the Los Angeles Times.

But nearly two decades after the show wrapped, Kauffman has begun to see the error of her ways.

“I’ve learned a lot in the last 20 years,” Kauffman said in a Zoom interview. “Admitting and accepting guilt is not easy. It’s painful looking at yourself in the mirror. I’m embarrassed that I didn’t know better 25 years ago,” the television writer.

Posted on: Jun 30 09:23

ome to the New America™.

From CBS News, "A 'coin flip': Nearly half of U.S. murders go unsolved as cases rise":

Across a nation that is already in the grips of a rise in violent crime, murders are going unsolved at a historic pace, a CBS News investigation has found. A review of FBI statistics shows that the murder clearance rate — the share of cases each year that are solved, meaning police make an arrest or close the case due to other reasons — has fallen to its lowest point in more than half a century.

"It's a 50-50 coin flip," says Thomas Hargrove, who runs the Murder Accountability Project, which tracks unsolved murders nationwide. "It's never been this bad. During the last seven months of 2020, most murders went unsolved. That's never happened before in America."

Police are far less likely to solve a murder when the victim is Black or Hispanic, according to CBS News' analysis. In 2020, the murders of White victims were about 30% more likely to be solved than in cases with Hispanic victims, and about 50% more than when the victims were Black, the data show.

In dozens of interviews across the country, police and criminal justice experts have offered a range of explanations for these trends.
Posted on: Jun 30 09:22

Speaking to journalists in Turkmenistan on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to questions about several recent remarks from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. During the latest G7 summit, the UK leader joked that his allies should take their clothes off for the photoshoot – to show that they are “tougher than Putin.”

“I don’t know how they wanted to undress, waist-high or not, but I think it would be a disgusting sight either way,” the Russian president quipped. “Everything should be harmoniously developed in a person, both the body and the soul. However, in order for everything to be harmonious, one has to abandon excessive drinking and break other bad habits, start exercising, take up a sport.”

Johnson’s another recent remark suggested that what he described as a “macho war of invasion” in Ukraine would not happen “if Putin was a woman, which he obviously isn’t.”

The Russian leader responded: “I just want to remind you about the events of modern history, when Margaret Thatcher made a decision to launch military action against Argentina over the Falkland Islands. Here’s a woman, deciding to launch military action. Where are the Falkland Islands and where is Britain? And this was dictated by nothing but imperial ambitions.”

Posted on: Jun 30 09:21

An interview with The Critical Hour yesterday provided an opportunity to add some important NATO-related reporting that has been pretty much overlooked in the corporate media. Some of that detail, with my comments, are offered below.

As NATO leaders (aka ‘The 30 Blind Mice) started their summit meeting yesterday in Brussels, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev threw down a seemingly gratuitous gauntlet. Medevdev warned: “Any attempt to encroach on Crimea is a declaration of war on our country.” And that if such an attempt were made by a NATO country, “This is a conflict with the entire North American Alliance. Third World War. Total catastrophe.”

I checked the original Russian; the English translation (verbatim) is accurate. For those who read Russian, here is the original:

Posted on: Jun 30 09:20

Incongruity was the hallmark of the extraordinary NATO summit just concluded in Madrid. NATO offered bluster and promised muster: more troops against its "most significant and direct threat ," Russia. Meanwhile, Russian "cauldron"maneuvers in Donbas methodically destroyed or enveloped major units of Kyiv’s army, further strengthening Russia’s position there.

Those of realistic and compassionate bent can but harbor hope that, before there is only a cadaver of Ukraine left to defend, Kyiv sees the handwriting on the wall and cries Uncle, despite what they are hearing from an Uncle Sam. He seems to have a remarkable tolerance for carnage – in Ukraine.

As for NATO bluster, it was "One for all and all for one" – as if Dumas composed yet another swashbuckling adventure meme for The Thirty Musketeers. Part of the U.S. muster of troops is destined for Poland, where President Biden says the US is establishing a permanent headquarters.

Posted on: Jun 30 08:52

Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, has sold the ice cream company’s business interests in Israel to an Israeli company, caving to pressure over a planned ban on sales in illegal Israeli settlements.

Ben & Jerry’s announced last year that it would cease selling its product in Occupied Palestinian Territories, referencing Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, but planned to continue its operations in Israel. In response, Israeli officials launched a pressure campaign against the ice cream company, which included urging US governors to enforce state laws against boycotting Israel.

Unilever sold Ben & Jerry’s business interests in Israel to the American Quality Products (AQP), which also received the exclusive rights to the brand’s logo in Hebrew and Arabic. But AQP will have to cease using English branding. Now, AQP will continue selling ice cream in Israeli settlements after the end of this year, when Ben & Jerry’s ban was set to take effect.

Posted on: Jun 30 08:51

Turkey’s President Erdoğan has officially withdrawn Ankara’s objection to the addition of Finland and Sweden to NATO membership, with the three countries signing a trilateral memorandum at a NATO summit in Madrid.

The removal of Erdoğan’s objection was reportedly obtained via significant natsec concessions from the other two nations largely geared toward facilitating Turkey’s ongoing conflict with regional Kurdish factions, and it removes the final obstacle to Finland and Sweden beginning the process of becoming NATO members. Finland’s addition will more than double the size of NATO’s direct border with Russia, a major national security concern for Moscow.

“Sweden and Finland moved rapidly to apply to NATO in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, reversing decades of security policy and opening the door to the alliance’s ninth expansion since 1949,” Axios reports.

So the western empire will be expanding NATO again in response to a war that was predominantly caused by NATO expansion. Brilliant.

Posted on: Jun 30 08:50

Earlier this month, a bipartisan bill was introduced in Congress that, among other important provisions to combat undue foreign influence in politics, would ban former members of Congress from lobbying on behalf of foreign governments. 

New Quincy Institute research finds that this congressional action is long overdue as the revolving door from Congress to lobbying on behalf of foreign interests has been spinning feverishly.

It’s no secret that when members of Congress leave office, they turn to one profession above all others: lobbying. Year in and year out, it’s the same story of former elected officials selling their connections and knowledge of how to make things happen (or not happen) in Washington to high-paying special interests. While this lobbying is often done on behalf of American interests — like big pharmaceuticalbanking, or weapons firms — former lawmakers have been lobbying on behalf of foreign interests more and more often in recent years.

We analyzed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) filings since 2000 and found that at least 90 former members of Congress have registered as foreign agents, representing nearly half (87) of all countries in the world, and the trend has only become more pronounced in recent years. This raises critically important questions for U.S. national interests and highlights the importance of legislation to combat the potential risks of former members of Congress working for foreign interests.

Posted on: Jun 30 08:49

It’s official this morning.  The US GDP shrank by 1.6% in the first quarter of 2022 and the second quarter doesn’t look any better.

By: orraz
Posted on: Jun 30 08:43

 This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received Communion while attending papal Mass at the Vatican, despite her public support for abortion rights and being barred from receiving Communion in her hometown as a result.

By: orraz
Posted on: Jun 30 08:43

The political amalysis and polling firm known as the Cook Political Report has just shifted six more races for the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms to Republicans.

Posted on: Jun 30 08:41

Joe Biden’s border is a disaster.  Cartels are running the border and literally killing people and now sadly this week over 50+ migrants died in the back of a semi-trailer in Texas.

Posted on: Jun 30 08:41

As usual, Joe Biden refused to answer any questions from the press.

Posted on: Jun 30 08:38

 West Hollywood’s city council voted to defund their sheriff’s department even though crime has jumped by an estimated 137% in the liberal city.

Posted on: Jun 30 08:38

The priorities of the fascist Democrat Party are sick and delusional.  With Biden destroying the economy and Justice Department and allowing anyone to enter the country unvetted, the Democrats are working on a trans bill of rights.

By: orraz
Posted on: Jun 30 08:03