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Joe Biden sat down for a one-on-one interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett to discuss his dumpster fire economy and 2024 strategy.

Biden thought he was going to have a softball interview with CNN but he completely crumbled when Erin Burnett fact-checked him to his face.

Burnett pointed out that the economy is the most important issue for voters.

“It’s also true, Mr. President that voters, by a wide margin, trust Trump more on the economy. They say that in polls,” Erin Burnett said.

She continued, “The cost of buying a home in the United States is double – if you look at what it was, the monthly costs before the pandemic.”

“Real income, when you account for inflation is actually down since you took office,” Burnett said. “Economic growth last week, far short of expectations.”

“Consumer confidence, maybe no surprise, is near a two-year a low. With less than 6 months until Election Day, are you worried that you are running out of time to turn that around?” Erin Burnett asked Biden.

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Aaron Rodgers tells Tucker Carlson that the US government confiscated Pat Tillman’s journal and used his death to “prop up the war propaganda” in 2004.

Tillman, who was a former NFL star, left his career to serve in Afghanistan. When he got there, he started to question the real motives behind the US military’s presence in Afghanistan and was troubled by the operations he was part of.

Tillman’s death was initially reported as being caused by enemy fire, but it was later revealed that he died from friendly fire.

Tags: AFGHANISTAN, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The U.N.'s International Court of Justice will hold hearings on Thursday and Friday to discuss new emergency measures sought by South Africa over Israel's attacks on Rafah during the war in Gaza, the court said Tuesday.

The measures form part of an ongoing case South Africa filed at the ICJ in December last year accusing Israel of violating the Genocide Convention during its offensive against Palestinians in Gaza.

Israel has previously said it is acting in accordance with international law and has called the genocide case baseless and accused Pretoria of acting as "the legal arm" of Gaza's ruling Hamas militants.

South Africa will address the court on Thursday after it asked the ICJ, also known as the World Court, last week to order Israel to cease its Rafah offensive and allow unimpeded access to Gaza for U.N. officials, organisations providing humanitarian aid, and journalists and investigators.

Israel will present its side of the case on Friday, according to the court schedule.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, UN, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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An economic specter haunts America. It’s also one that many American politicians – Republican and Democrat – say a great deal about but are reluctant to address.

The name of that shadow is the United States National Debt: what the US Treasury Department defines as “the amount of money the Federal Government has borrowed to cover the outstanding balance of expenses incurred over time.”

If you go to the Treasury’s website, you can see just how big that debt is. In mid-May, it was 34.5 trillion dollars. The pace of the growth in that debt is equally stunning. Approximately 1 trillion dollars is being added to America’s National Debt every 100 days.

Historically-speaking, America’s National Debt has taken on huge proportions during national emergencies like World War II. Funding such extraordinary measures, as well as more mundane government activities like infrastructure-development, is what the US National Debt has traditionally been used for. 

America isn’t, however, presently fighting an all-out hot war with an adversary akin to Nazi Germany bent on world-domination. Nor is the Federal Government spending much on infrastructure, judging from the state of America’s highways.

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Run, the Israelis demand, run for your lives. Run from Rafah the way you ran from Gaza City, the way you ran from Jabalia, the way you ran from Deir al-Balah, the way you ran from Beit Hanoun, the way you ran from Bani Suheila, the way you ran from Khan Yunis. Run or we will kill you. We will drop 2,000-pound bunker buster bombs on your tent encampments. We will spray you with bullets from our machine-gun-equipped drones. We will pound you with artillery and tank shells. We will shoot you down with snipers. We will decimate your tents, your refugee camps, your cities and towns, your homes, your schools, your hospitals and your water purification plants. We will rain death from the sky.

Run for your lives. Again and again and again. Pack up the pathetic few belongings you have left. Blankets. A couple of pots. Some clothes. We don’t care how exhausted you are, how hungry you are, how terrified you are, how sick you are, how old, or how young you are. Run. Run. Run. And when you run in terror to one part of Gaza we will make you turn around and run to another. Trapped in a labyrinth of death. Back and forth. Up and down. Side to side. Six. Seven. Eight times. We toy with you like mice in a trap. Then we deport you so you can never return. Or we kill you.

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On Tuesday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that More than 630 employees of medical institutions in the Gaza Strip were killed by the Israeli army since the beginning of its aggression on October 7 last year.

Among doctors and nurses, the health agency quantifies about 500 dead, while 138 womens has been killed too.

The World Health Organization had reported more than 430 Israeli attacks on the health system in Gaza, including hospitals and ambulance workers. Also against refugee camps.

An example of this is the Nasser Hospital of the Al-Shifa Medical Complex, which was besieged for weeks by Israeli troops and left thousands of corpses in mass graves which have been discovered in recent weeks.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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“We must encourage migration. Encourage the voluntary migration of the residents of Gaza. It is moral!” – Itamar Ben-Gvir

Two Israeli ministers reiterated on Tuesday calls for the reoccupation of Gazza while encouraging the “voluntary migration” of Palestinians from the Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

“First, we must return to Gaza now! We are coming home! To the holy land!” far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said during a march in Sderot near the separating fence with the Gaza Strip.

“And second, we must encourage migration. Encourage the voluntary migration of the residents of Gaza. It is moral!”

Webmaster addition: Israel wants all that valuable beachfront property and the half-trillion dollars worth of natural gas in Gaza's waters!

Tags: ECONOMY, ENERGY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Israeli forces have carried out at least eight attacks on aid convoys and premises in Gaza since October, despite aid groups providing their locations to Israeli authorities in advance, according to a new report. 

Human Rights Watch said in a report on Tuesday that the eight Israeli attacks killed at least 15 people, including two children, and wounded at least 16 others. 

They included attacks on World Central Kitchen, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (Unrwa), Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), the International Rescue Committee and the American Near East Refugee Aid Organisation. 

In an Israeli air strike on MAP and the International Rescue Committee on 18 January, UN investigators who visited the attack concluded it was likely carried out with a US-made munition with parts supplied by the UK. The strike wounded three people. 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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As of today, approximately 5.5 billion people across the planet have received some form of the COVID vaccine—with about 2.5 billion people not having received the vaccine. Numbers like these represent not only the biggest pharmaceutical push in world history, but also, it presents a really ripe opportunity for data analytics.

With about 70 percent of the world’s people having taken a particular drug, researchers can now go in, parse the data, and see whether there were any differences (at a society-wide level) between those who took it, and those who didn’t.

And so, along that line: a large, multi-national, peer-reviewed study was recently published in the pages of the Vaccine medical journal, “COVID-19 vaccines and adverse events of special interest: A multinational Global Vaccine Data Network cohort study of 99 million vaccinated individuals.”

This was a study conducted by researchers over in Canada—and as the title of the paper alludes to, this was a study looking at approximately 99 million vaccinated people in 8 countries across the world. Specifically, these people were from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, and Scotland.

Let’s go through the findings of this paper together.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Russia has amassed more than half a million troops on the front line in a dramatic bid to overpower Ukrainian forces, analysts say.

Vladimir Putin's army significantly outnumbers the Western-backed troops, forcing them to use up ammunition supplies.

Dr Jack Watling, from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), said: 'The Russian forces have now expanded to 510,000 troops. 

'The outlook for Ukraine is bleak. Its allies must replenish stockpiles.'

The warning came as Russia continued its advances in northern Ukraine, which threaten the country's second city, Kharkiv.

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Boeing could face criminal prosecution over two fatal 737 Max crashes after they were accused of violating a settlement which allowed them to avoid earlier charges. 

The Justice Department will decide whether to pursue charges, amid increasing scrutiny over the safety of the company's planes, by July 7.   

Boeing reached a $2.5 billion settlement with the Justice Department in January 2021 after two 737 Max jets crashed in 2018 and 2019, killing 346 people. 

The settlement allowed Boeing to avoid prosecution on a single charge of fraud - misleading regulators who approved the 737 Max - but set out certain terms that Boeing had to comply with for the next three years. 

The Justice Department alleges Boeing has since breached the 2021 settlement, opening themselves up to criminal prosecution.

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A three year hunt for patterns hidden in the roars, sighs, and other noises made by Indonesia's orangutans has discovered 'a full spectrum' of complex vocalizations.

The breakthrough comes hot on the heels of other recent discoveries further revealing the depth of the great ape's intelligence — including one orangutan's practice of healing its own injuries with a self-prepared medicinal herb.

The research team reinforced their analysis by testing artificial intelligence (AI) detection methods against the painstaking work of biologists and bioacoustics scientists, employing only their trained ears, intellects and measurement tools.   

The Cornell University-led team pooled together a dataset of 117 recorded 'long calls' made by 13 males of one particular species, the Bornean orangutan, employing 46 acoustic measurements on 1,033 distinct pulses detected within those calls.

'These features would seem to greatly boost the potential complexity of this signal,' they wrote, suggesting humanity might soon know what the great apes are saying. 

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The Biden administration told Congress Tuesday that it was moving forward with giving Israel more than $1 billion in new weapons despite President Joe Biden's warning he would withhold more bombs if there was a ground invasion of Rafah. 

The Wall Street Journal reported the move citing officials who said that the weapons tranfer would include $500 million in tactical vehicles and $60 million in mortar rounds. 

It comes after Biden stalled one shipment of 2,000-pound bombs to send a message to Israel about attacking tightly packed urban areas as more than 1 million Palestinians have sought refuge in the southern Gaza city. 

'We are continuing to send military assistance,' national security adviser Jake Sullivan said from the White House podium Monday. 'We have paused a shipment of 2,000-pound bombs because we don't believe they should be dropped in densely populated cities.' 

Webmaster addition: I knew Joe was just playing to anti-war voters!

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A new Apple security feature helps users discover if someone is secretly tracking them via Bluetooth, one of many critical updates released as part of iOS 17.5 Monday.

The new operating system update for the company's iPhone also introduced more word games to Apple News+, making it more like a traditional newspaper, as well as robust security improvements to Apple's Maps, Notes and Find My apps.

The update came alongside a sweeping series of updates to nearly all of Apple's hardware operating systems, from macOS Sonoma 14.5 on its desktop and laptop computers, to tvOS 17.5 for its Apple TV boxes.

But iPhone's iOS 17.5 protects one of the most critical systems that customers will want to update if they want to limit their exposure to clandestine spying risks.

iOS 17.5's new Cross-Platform Tracking Protection notifications will now alert users 'if a compatible Bluetooth tracker they do not own is moving with them, regardless of what operating system the device is paired with,' according to the company.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell admitted that inflation has remained more persistent than officials expected meaning interest rates could remain higher longer in the midst of an election year.

The remarks on Tuesday came as President Joe Biden repeated a false claim about the higher prices that have plagued his first term in office - stating inflation was 9 percent when he took office when it was actually 1.4 percent.

'We did not expect this to be a smooth road, but these were higher than I think anybody expected,' Powell said on Tuesday referring to the lack of progress combatting inflation. 

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Mayor Eric Adams has suggested migrants could be used to plug lifeguard shortages because they are 'excellent swimmers'.

The New York City leader said the deficit could be solved if work permits for migrants could be expedited.

'How do we have a large body of people in our city that are excellent swimmers and at the same time we need lifeguards,' Adams said at a City Hall briefing on Tuesday.

'And the only obstacle is that we won't give them the right to work to become a lifeguard. That just doesn't make sense.' 

Webmaster addition: Right. A bunch of migrants on beaches filled with scantily clad women. What could go wrong?

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An EPA whistleblower has come forward with shocking claims over the government's response to the toxic East Palestine train derailment. 

Robert Kroutil, a scientist who spent four decades in government agencies, claimed to NewsNation that the EPA strayed from its normal safety procedures when testing for hazardous contamination around the crash site. 

He alleged that leaders delayed in deploying a chemical testing plane for five days, but still decided that evacuated residents were free to return to their homes after only three days. 

Residents who returned home quickly reported adverse reactions, including rashes, breathing problems and nausea. 

'That deployment was the most unusual deployment I’ve ever seen,' Kroutil said of the testing aircraft. 'You just wouldn’t do it that way.' 

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Dame Judi Dench has suggested if people are sensitive enough to need a trigger warning, then they should stay away from the theatre.

The actress, widely considered one of Britain’s greatest actors, said she was shocked to learn that such pre-show warnings even exist. 

Trigger warnings ahead of performances have become increasingly commonplace in recent years, warning audiences of violence, abuse, bereavement, loud noises and even references to smoking.

When asked about her opinion on such alerts, the 89-year-old Bond star told this week's Radio Times: 'My God, it must be a pretty long trigger warning before King Lear or Titus Andronicus.

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Joe Biden has made no bones about his woke agenda. The “moderate” Democrat has done whatever the far left has told him to do. From the environment to immigration, Biden is prioritizing policies that make Bernie Sanders look like Ronald Reagan.

Despite facing a devastating November election, his administration continues to push extreme, progressive policies.

The latest appears to be an attempt to impose radical gender ideology onto businesses. Biden’s White House is trying to reinterpret sexual harassment to include using the wrong pronouns for a transgender employee. Now, eighteen states are fighting back.

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On Monday, Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti led a coalition of 18 states in filing a lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after it released new sexual harassment guidance extending Title VII’s protections against sex-based discrimination to cover gender identity…

“…This end-run around our constitutional institutions misuses federal power to eliminate women’s private spaces and punish the use of biologically-accurate pronouns, all at the expense of Tennessee employers.”

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Trump secured a strong, conservative majority for the Supreme Court. Since then, Democrats have been on the warpath. They have tried to make a case for dismantling the highest court as we know it. They want to impose term limits or pack the court with more liberal justices.

To that end, they have tried to smear the reputations of many respected, conservative justices.

Because he is the longest-serving conservative, they have been merciless to Justice Clarence Thomas. While speaking about his life and work, Thomas singled out what is going on in DC. And he is dropping a hammer on the swamp that is trying to destroy himself and his family.

From CNN:
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas repeatedly pushed back on his critics during remarks Friday at a judicial conference in Alabama, lamenting what he described as the “nastiness” and “lies” directed at him and calling Washington a “hideous place.”…

“They don’t bomb you, necessarily, but they bomb your reputation or your good name or your honor. And that’s not a crime but they can do as much harm that way.”…

“My wife and I, the last two or three years, it’s been – just the nastiness and the lies – it’s just incredible,” Thomas said.

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White House spokesperson Vedant Patel on Tuesday inadvertently admitted to Israel breaking international laws when he said that only 50 trucks with aid materials were allowed to enter Gaza on 12 May.

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Last night, air defense systems shot down ATACMS missiles over Crimea, and French HAMMER bombs, MLRS shells and drones over Belgorod, the press service of the Ministry of Defense reported.

"During the past night, a number of attempts by the Kiev regime to carry out terrorist attacks using American ATACMS tactical missiles, French guided HAMMER bombs, American HARM anti-radar missiles, large—caliber rockets and unmanned aerial vehicles of an airplane type against objects on the territory of the Russian Federation were suppressed," the publication says.

Thus, two American HARM anti-radar missiles, two French guided Hammer bombs, two MLRS Alder rockets and nine drones were destroyed over the Belgorod region. Ten American ATACMS missiles tried to attack Crimea.

Five more drones were shot down over the Kursk region, three intercepted over the territory of the Bryansk region.

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US President Joe Biden's threat to withhold weapons from Israel if it goes ahead with a major offensive in Rafah is an election bluff to prevent defections from the Democratic Party amid plunging public support for the Gaza war, two former Western ambassadors to Arab nations and an ex-CIA station chief in Syria told Sputnik.

Last week, Biden said Washington would restrict the supply of weapons to Israel if the latter launched a major military incursion into Rafah. The warning came as the Israeli army started a military operation in the eastern parts of Rafah and took control of the Gaza side of the Rafah crossing with Egypt.

The US has also paused one shipment of weapons for Israel consisting of 1,800 2,000-pound bombs and 1,700 500-pound bombs. A State Department report published on Friday found that it is "reasonable to assess" that US-provided defense articles have been used by Israeli security forces since October 7 "in instances inconsistent with its IHL obligations or with established best practices for mitigating civilian harm," but stopped short of reaching any definitive conclusion.

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The United States is set to use the power given by Congress to seize frozen Russian assets to give them to Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during his visit to Ukraine.

There is one more crucial step that we can take making Russia pay for Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction,” Blinken said on Wednesday.

“Our Congress has given us the power to seize Russian assets in the United States, we intend to use it.”

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