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Plans have been announced to trial a universal basic income (UBI) in England that would see up to 30 people receive an unconditional payment of £1,600 (€1,854) a month.
Under the scheme, which is the first of its kind in England, residents in central Jarrow, northeast England, and East Finchley, north London, will be handed the funds each month for two years, and researchers will monitor the effect the payment has on their work ethic and mental well-being.
The trial run has been organized by the progressive Autonomy think tank, which is seeking to fund the £1.6 million (€1.85 million) scheme through private donors.
The initiative is not being paid for by U.K. taxpayers and is not affiliated with the British government.
A day after Ukraine's much-heralded counter-offensive appears to have failed, almost before it had even begun, a major dam in the Russian-occupied region of Kherson is suddenly bombed, prompting mass evacuations as floods spread across the region.
As we detailed earlier, both sides accuse each other of the attack that puts tens of thousands of homes at risk and might even threaten the safety of Europe's largest nuclear power plant.
However, as Raul Ilargi Meijer writes, twice last year (here and here), Ukrainian officials discussed Kiev's plans to blow up the dam.
House Republicans will be launching Contempt of Congress proceedings against FBI Director Chris Wray for withholding a sensitive informant document allegedly showing that current President Joseph Biden has engaged in a multi-million dollar international bribery scheme, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) announced on Monday.
In this excerpt from part two of the Massachusetts School of Law's Program, Books Of Our Time, dedicated to Stephen Kinzer's book The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allan Dulles and Their Secret World War; Mr. Kinzer discusses Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' initiation of covert actions in Vietnam. The host is Lawrence R. Velvel, Dean of The Massachusetts School of Law.
It seems like the messaging that’s coming down to us, the American citizens, from our own federal government resembles the world of George Orwell’s 1984 more and more.
Case in point: over on the FDA’s website, they maintain a page called: “Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19”
However, when you dig into it, you’ll find that the clinical trials that the FDA points to (the ones that are listed on that page) say the exact opposite.
As ridiculous as it sounds: the FDA claims that ivermectin does not work against COVID-19… but, in order to prove that point, they link to studies which say that it does.
A former White House physician has delivered some troubling news about Joe Biden after the president took a nasty spill in Colorado last week following his Air Force Academy commencement speech.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, now a Republican congressman from Texas, has offered his response to the incident, which was followed up by Biden appearing to bang his head on the hatch of Marine One when he was exiting the helicopter last week.
“I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I’m just going to say it again: This man’s not fit mentally or physically to be our president,” Jackson said during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Friday.
“It’s just a bad situation for us,” he continued. “Part of the job of the president of the United States is to inspire confidence and to project power. And he’s not doing that. He can’t do that. He’s too old to do that.”
Republican Chairman of the House Oversight Committee James Comer announced Monday that lawmakers will convene contempt hearings for FBI Director Christopher Wray later this week.
Speaking to reporters in a Capitol Hill press conference, the Kentucky representative charged the FBI with violating a congressional subpoena over an unclassified document. The FBI record purportedly implicates President Joe Biden in a $5 million-dollar bribery scheme with a “foreign national” from Biden’s time in the Obama administration.
“Anything short of producing these documents to the House Oversight Committee is not in compliance with the subpoena,” Comer warned last week.
Yes, the CHS’s allegations offer more evidence of a Biden family pay-to-play scandal, and unraveling any criminal conduct by the Biden family remains important. But more significant to the future of our country is uncovering government actors responsible for violating the rule of law: America can survive select injustices, but it cannot withstand a corrupt bureaucracy that obstructs justice and interferes in elections.
Yet that is precisely what occurred, according to the whistleblower. He claimed that “in August 2020, FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten opened an assessment which was used by a FBI Headquarters’ team to improperly discredit negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation and caused investigative activity to cease.” The whistleblower further alleged that the FBI HQ team that handled the Auten assessment, after concluding the reporting was disinformation, placed the information in a restricted access sub-file that only the particular agents who uncovered the CHS’s information could access.
A door on the West side of the U.S. Capitol was left open and mostly unguarded for key moments during the Jan. 6 riot, allowing more than 300 people to enter the building unimpeded even as officers fought valiantly to keep protesters out of other sections of the official home of Congress, according to police security footage obtained by Just the News.
The footage -- which confirms concerns first raised by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., two years ago -- shows an episode in a narrow hallway in the middle of the Capitol that began around 2:30p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021 right after the first breaches were reported elsewhere in the landmark building.
Capitol Police officers usher a few intruders already inside the building through the non-public Upper West Terrace hallway and toward a fire evacuation door, which is clearly marked by a sign declaring it was an emergency exit, the footage shows.
In a fresh move to enable addiction, city Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan just unveiled a vending machine that dispenses free Narcan and drug-test strips — along with “safe-smoking” pipes, condoms, tampons, nicotine gum, first-aid kits and even lip balm.
Start the countdown to the day free syringes get added.
The pretense is that this will slow or stop the surge in overdose deaths, along with other grim side-effects of deep addiction.
In fact, it will normalize and feed the plague, by pretending that “safe drug abuse” is a thing.
Get ready for obvious addicts to start trying to sell you condoms, nicotine gum and so on: Anything to buy another fix.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is suggesting that the city’s government may soon pay New Yorkers who are willing to welcome and provide shelter to illegal aliens who arrive in the city daily.
Since last spring, over 72,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have made their way to New York City. Among them, a majority of 37,500 currently reside in the city’s shelter system, which includes hotel rooms, homeless shelters, and a previously used jail, all funded by local taxpayers.
On Monday, during the announcement that the city plans to accommodate approximately 1,000 individuals who crossed the border and illegal aliens in 50 churches and faith-based shelters, Adams revealed his plan for the city to pay New Yorkers who open up their homes to house migrants in the future.
A major donor to President Donald Trump, the NRA, and Republican politicians told reporters that he lost several family members when a private jet crashed after flying through restricted airspace over Washington D.C. on Sunday.
John Rumpel told The Washington Post that his “entire family” was on board the Cessna Citation that crashed near Montebello, Virginia, around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
“We know nothing about the crash,” Rumpel said.
“We are talking to the FAA now. I’ve got to keep the line clear. It descended at 20,000 feet a minute, and nobody could survive a crash from that speed.”
The New York Times reported that Rumpel’s daughter, Adina Azarian, and her 2-year-old granddaughter, Aria, went down with the plane.
The New York Times has been forced to very, very belatedly deal with something which had long been obvious and known to many independent analysts and media outlets, but which has been carefully shielded from the mainstream masses in the West for obvious reasons.
The surprising Monday Times headline said that "Nazi Symbols on Ukraine’s Front Lines Highlight Thorny Issues of History." This acknowledgement comes after literally years of primarily indy journalists and geopolitical commentators pointing out that yes indeed... Ukraine's military and paramilitary groups, especially those operating in the east since at least 2014, have a serious Nazi ideology problem. This has been exhaustively documented, again, going back years. But the report, which merely tries to downplay it as a "thorny issue" of Ukraine's "unique" "History" - suggests that the real problem for Western PR is fundamentally that it's being displayed so openly. Ukrainian troops are being asked to cover those Nazi symbols please!--as Matt Taibbi sarcastically quipped in commenting on the report.
NBC News report in 2014: "Germans were confronted with images of their country’s dark past on Monday night, when German public broadcaster ZDF showed video of Ukrainian soldiers with Nazi symbols on their helmets in its evening newscast."
Debra Messing, an actress and abortion activist, slammed President Donald Trump for holding up a Bible outside a church earlier this week, claiming it was a “dog whistle to Nazis.”
Like most abortion activists, Messing, known for her role in “Will and Grace,” despises the Republican president. Lately, abortion activists have been falsely trying to link Trump and his supporters, primarily pro-lifers, Christians and other conservatives, to racism.
On Tuesday, Messing posted the comment on Twitter to attack Trump for responding to violent riots protesting the killing of George Floyd by police. Trump walked to a church that had been set on fire by rioters and held up a Bible as he called for peace.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer held a press conference on Monday to share the latest on the FBI document that may implicate President Joe Biden in a $5 million-dollar briber scandal.
“Today FBI officials confirmed that the unclassified FBI-generated record has not been disproven and is currently being used in an ongoing investigation,” Comer said at a press conference.
On Monday it was revealed that Target, through its charitable foundation overseen by the company’s top financial executives, has financially supported an organization advocating for the closure and redistribution of U.S. sovereign territory, including landmarks like Mount Rushmore.
According to Fox News Digital, the “LANDBACK” group backed by Target views such landmarks as representations of white supremacy and aims to demilitarize what they perceive as an aggressive U.S. military. Additionally, this beneficiary endorses the dismantling of Israel’s Jewish identity via the Palestinian “Law of Return”.
They also promote the application of economic pressure measures, such as boycotts and sanctions against Israel, with the goal of advocating for Palestine’s liberation.
The Drudge Report recently linked to a very interesting article titled “Biden’s 2024 Hail Mary: Name Barack Obama as His Running Mate?”
The Drudge Report as most of you know was initially a conservative news aggregator site that was one of the first outlets to break the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal but has since left its conservative roots and has been leaning left over the last several years.
The site’s decision to post the opinion piece that claims Biden will choose Obama as his VP pick just goes to show that Democrats are worried Biden has no chance against Trump in the 2024 presidential elections.
Webmaster addition: There is just one problem with this. In the likely event that Biden is forced to step down during his second term, Obama cannot replace him. The 22nd Amendment limits Presidents to just two terms in office and Obama has has his two!
Christian persecution is common worldwide. In America, Christianity has enjoyed a relatively safe haven until recently. Under the new guidance of the anonymous Puppet Dictatorship, you might expect Christians soon to become an endangered species. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Christians and conservatives are a serious threat to America’s viability.
Not that long ago, we’d consider this a joke, but the Biden team’s DHS considers groups like The Heritage Foundation, Christian Broadcasting Network, the National Rifle Association, Turning Point USA, and other right-leaning news and political groups to be a threat to America, on par with militant neo-Nazis. The assault on Constitutional supporters shows obviously, we are a direct threat to the Biden Administration. Why else would DHS award over $350,000 to the University of Dayton project that lists freedom lovers as far-right radicals and terrorist threats?
Under the DHS Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program, the university developed “The Pyramid of Far-Right Radicalization,” which depicts “increased levels of Extremism” in ascending order. The lower two tiers incorporate the American good guys. Even Fox News and the Republican National Committee are considered significant threats.
Katie Hobbs vetoed a new law making it illegal to film or facilitate sexually explicit acts in government buildings and classrooms months after a teacher in Arizona was fired for shooting a porno in her classroom and posting it to OnlyFans.
“No 12-year-old child should ever have to worry that their middle school desk was the location of a porn shoot, yet because of Hobbs’ actions, this is precisely the case,” said Arizona State Senator Jake Hoffman.
SB1696 passed through the House and Senate with Republican support. Radical left Democrats predictably voted against this measure.
Last November, a teacher was caught filming porn in her 8th-grade classroom and sharing it on OnlyFans and social media.
"That's a person born a boy with male parts and Y chromosome. Man confirmed," one person wrote in response to her preposterous claim that Mulvaney is a woman.
But Quinn replied by calling the commenter a "bigot" and declaring, "My daughter is trans so you can f*** all the way off. Like seriously. You are a toxic hate mongering blight on humanity."
Researchers have uncovered evidence that members of a mysterious archaic human species buried their dead and carved symbols on cave walls long before the earliest evidence of burials by modern humans.
The brains belonging to the extinct species, known as Homo naledi, were around one-third the size of a modern human brain.
The revelations could change the understanding of human evolution, because until now such behaviors only have been associated with larger-brained Homo sapiens and Neanderthals.
The findings are detailed in three studies that have been accepted for publication in the journal eLife, and preprints of the papers are available on BioRxiv.
According to a recent poll by Rich Baris' Big Data, former President Donald Trump is the leading GOP candidate for the 2024 nomination nationally and even leads Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in his home state.
The poll surveyed 1,236 primary voters from May 31 through June 2, with 507 of those polled being Republicans, 500 being Democrats, and the remaining balance not included in the final tally. Trump holds 52.5 percent of likely GOP voters in Florida, while DeSantis trails with 32.6 percent.
Other potential candidates, including Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Asa Hutchinson, and Chris Christie, all polled below 2.4 percent, with 3.1 percent of those surveyed being unsure or having no opinion.
The United States has remained below replacement level for the 16th consecutive year, with fewer than 3.7 million babies born last year, according to provisional data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC report reveals that the fertility rate remained at 1.66 births per woman, whereas a rate of 2.1 births per woman is required for a generation to replace itself.
The report states that the fertility rate has been below replacement since 1971 and consistently below replacement since 2007. The general fertility rates for black women, American Indian women, and white women declined by about two percent and three percent, respectively, from 2021 to 2022.
It’s common now to speak of the before times in contrast to the after times. The turning point was of course March 16, 2020, the day of 15 Days to Flatten the Curve, though authoritarian trends predate that. Rights were suddenly broadly throttled, even religious rights. We were told to conduct every aspect of our lives in accordance with the priorities of the bio-medical security state.
Very few people anticipated such a shocking development. It was the onset of a new state-conducted war and the enemy was something we could not see and hence could be anywhere. No one has ever doubted the omnipresence of potentially dangerous pathogens but now we were being told that life itself depended entirely on avoidance of them and the only guide going forward would be public-health authorities.
Everything changed. Nothing is the same. The trauma is real and lasting. The claim of “15 Days” was revealed to be a ruse. The emergency lasted three years and then some. The people and machinery that did this are still in power. The pick to head the CDC has a long track record of enabling and cheering the lockdowns and all that followed.
A former Target executive claimed that there was one item that sparked widespread boycott calls against the big box chain.
Former Target Vice Chairman Gerald Storch said in a Sunday interview with Fox News that a number of retailers, including Target, have sold pro-LGBT merchandise over the past several years and claimed that “everybody carries that stuff.”
But he noted that Target appeared to go a step further this year by carrying a “tuck swimsuit” that targets transgender people. In mid-May, conservative commentators made note of the swimsuit and claimed that it was being marketed for children, but Target officials pushed back and said that the item was only sold for adults.
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) continues its steady march higher in the polls, now reaching an all-time high of 19 percent in the latest INSA poll conducted for the Bild newspaper.
The results have sent yet another “shockwave” through the political and media establishment, with politicians from both the left and the moderate Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) fiercely debating what is behind the rise of the AfD. The party is known for its strict anti-immigration stance, opposition to sanctions on Russia as well as German weapons being sent to Ukraine, and criticism of green energy policies being promoted by the left-liberal ruling government.
However, the term “shock” being used to describe the party’s rise in the polls is being rejected by the AfD’s Bundestag faction leader, Alice Weidel.
“Every three days, the Bild has to announce an ‘AfD survey shock.’ That’s not a shock, that’s called democracy. And it shows that people have finally had enough of paternalism, cost increases and asylum chaos. Germany needs new elections!” wrote Weidel.