While lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. debate sending billions more in military aid to Ukraine, an American citizen journalist, Gonzalo Lira, is languishing in a Ukrainian prison on allegations of spreading Russian propaganda, throwing into question the status of free speech in the supposed democracy the Biden administration argues is worthy of more taxpayer dollars.
The Biden administration is asking Congress to approve another $24 billion for Ukraine for now through the end of this year, which would add to the $113 billion that Congress has committed to the country since its war with Russia began in February of last year.
President Biden on Tuesday at the United Nations argued that investment in Ukraine was an investment in “the future of every country that seeks a world governed by basic rules.”
However, the administration has been much less vocal about Ukraine potentially violating the rights of an American journalist who is currently detained in Ukraine for his reporting; and in a speech at the U.N. almost entirely devoted to Ukraine, the status of Gonzalo Lira was not mentioned once by Biden.
Lira, a dual citizen of the United States and Chile who was living in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv at the time of the Russian invasion, is reportedly facing between five to eight years in prison under Ukraine’s wartime propaganda laws.
On Friday, leading 2024 presidential candidate and 45th President Donald Trump vowed to pardon or commute the sentences of pro-life advocates and all political prisoners who have been unfairly targeted by President Joe Biden’s administration on the first day of his second term.
“Under [President Joe] Biden, others are being sentenced to 10, 15, and even 20 years in prison for retribution for their political beliefs, while Antifa and other groups burn-down cities like Portland, like Minneapolis. … They kill people, they loot, they plunder, and they go free,” Trump said to the 2023 Pray Vote Stand Summit.
“To reverse these cruel travesties of justice, tonight I’m announcing that the moment I win the election, I will appoint a special task force to rapidly review the cases of every political prisoner who’s been unjustly persecuted by the Biden administration … so that I can study the situation very quickly and sign their pardons or commutations on Day One,” Trump added.
“Never again will the federal government be used to target religious believers,” Trump continued.
It seems like every other day we are reporting on another key piece of United States infrastructure that has exploded or gone up in flames, with the latest incident occurring at Radius Recycling, formerly known as Schnitzer Steel, in Columbus, Ga.
The French government watchdog agency National Frequency Agency (ANFR) recently ordered to stop iPhone 12 sales over concerns that the smartphone emits too much radiation. The ban was implemented after a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) test, which measures how much radio frequency is absorbed into a body from a device, exceeded European radiation exposure limits.
Democratic Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson has been exploring opening taxpayer-funded, city-owned grocery stores in areas where businesses have already closed down due to rampant crime. The mayor is partnering with the Economic Security Project, an ideas advocacy organization that claims to build economic power for all Americans, to "brainstorm" the possibility of operating these local government-controlled groceries.
Surveillance video captured the terrifying moments when a darkly clothed, hooded, masked individual got behind the counter of a Seattle-area gas station market Friday night and relentlessly punched, stomped, and kicked the female cashier.
Antarctica sea ice is at a “mind-blowing” record low winter area of 17 million square kilometres, reports a three-person BBC “News Climate & Science and Data Journalism Team”, as lower levels than those recorded in the recent past provide the cue for yet more media climate hysteria. Of course, the BBC headline is clickbait nonsense, not least because it has been generally known in scientific circles that early NASA Nimbus satellites showed even lower winter levels around 15 million sq. kms in 1966. But the BBC story does provide an excellent example of how science is twisted to fit the political narrative supporting the collectivist Net Zero agenda.