I am a bit burned out and I need time to recuperate. Also, I have some other things I need to work on, including developing some other revenue…
“The story of its ruin is simple and obvious; and, instead of inquiring why the Roman Empire was destroyed, we should rather be surprised that it had subsisted so long. The victorious legions, who, in distant wars, acquired the vices of strangers and mercenaries, first oppressed the freedom of the republic, and afterwards violated the majesty of the purple. The emperors, anxious for their personal safety and the public peace, were reduced to the base expedient of corrupting the discipline which rendered them alike formidable to their sovereign and to the enemy; the vigor of the military government was relaxed, and finally dissolved, by the partial institutions of Constantine; and the Roman world was overwhelmed by a deluge of Barbarians.” — Edward Gibbon. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Chapter 38 “General Observations on the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West”
What can you expect from a government headed by a comic actor named Zelensky? We see the answer to that question day by day in the way the Ukrainian armed forces are carrying out their much-anticipated spring counteroffensive: it is being stage managed by the Public Relations team with scant regard for their cannon fodder army.
Why do I say this? Because each of the latest military setbacks if not outright fiascoes of military operations is being covered up by sensational sideshows intended to divert public attention at home and especially abroad from what is going on in the battlefield.
In the past couple of weeks, Zelensky was under enormous pressure from Washington to finally launch the much heralded counteroffensive. Notwithstanding his complaints that insufficient new military hardware had arrived to date and his demands on NATO countries to step up deliveries of tanks and F16 fighter jets, the Pentagon was insisting that the Ukrainians were now well equipped and should prove on the battlefield that this investment by the Americans and Europeans was justified, to prove that they can indeed push back the Russians and free all the occupied territory.
All around us things are falling apart. Collectively, Americans are experiencing national and imperial decline. Can America save itself? Is this country, as presently constituted, even worth saving?
For me, that last question is radical indeed. From my early years, I believed deeply in the idea of America. I knew this country wasn’t perfect, of course, not even close. Long before the 1619 Project, I was aware of the “original sin” of slavery and how central it was to our history. I also knew about the genocide of Native Americans. (As a teenager, my favorite movie — and so it remains — was Little Big Man, which pulled no punches when it came to the white man and his insatiably murderous greed.)
Nevertheless, America still promised much, or so I believed in the 1970s and 1980s. Life here was simply better, hands down, than in places like the Soviet Union and Mao Zedong’s China. That’s why we had to “contain” communism — to keep them over there, so they could never invade our country and extinguish our lamp of liberty. And that’s why I joined America’s Cold War military, serving in the Air Force from the presidency of Ronald Reagan to that of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. And believe me, it proved quite a ride. It taught this retired lieutenant colonel that the sky’s anything but the limit.
The State Department has falsely accused rock legend Roger Waters, a co-founder of Pink Floyd, of antisemitism over a recent performance in Germany.
Waters has come under criticism for a May 17 show in Berlin where he donned an outfit that resembled a Nazi uniform, part of a performance of the legendary Pink Floyd album “The Wall.”
In response to the criticism, Waters released a statement that said the elements of the show he was criticized for are “quite clearly a statement in opposition to fascism, injustice, and bigotry in all its forms.”
“Attempts to portray those elements as something else are disingenuous and politically motivated. The depiction of an unhinged fascist demagogue has been a feature of my shows since Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ in 1980,” Waters said.
Due to his history of being supportive of Palestinian rights and his critiques of the Israeli government, footage of Waters’ concert was taken out of context on social media in an effort to smear him as an antisemite. Deborah Lipstadt, the US special envoy to combat antisemitism, joined in on the smears on Twitter, accusing Waters of “despicable Holocaust distortion.”
Two Palestinian youths were transferred to hospital after being shot and injured by Israeli forces in the village. Their health condition was described as moderate.
A Palestinian youth was shot and injured in the foot and another was struck in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet on Tuesday, in the village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, following the funeral procession of slain toddler Mohammed Tamimi, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
Hundreds of people participated in the funeral of two-year-old Mohammad Haitham Tamimi who died on Monday, four days after being shot in the head by Israeli soldiers in his village of Nabi Saleh.
Ukraine’s expected counteroffensive against Russian positions on the eastern front appears to have begun, with combat deployments that point to the moment having arrived. The Russian Defense Ministry has stated its belief that the Ukrainian attack was launched on Sunday. Moscow also claimed its Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov had personally traveled to the front to monitor the situation. Kyiv has been observing a campaign of silence: the order is that no details about the actions and movements of its military should be communicated. However, multiple Russian military sources and international observers have confirmed that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have gone on the attack in the east, in the provinces of Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia. U.S. government sources have indicated to The New York Times that this is a sign that a major Ukrainian offensive is underway.
Kyiv has been intimating for weeks that a counteroffensive is imminent. Last Saturday, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told the Wall Street Journal that Ukraine was “ready” to launch an attack. Kyiv’s allies have also stated they have done their part. Spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council, John Kirby, said on June 2 that all the weapons needed for the counteroffensive had already been delivered, including M1A1 Abrams battle tanks and JDAM kits to convert free-falling shells into smart bombs capable of gliding long distances to hit their targets.
Launched in 2016 in response to a Tel Aviv shooting and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, Gabriel offers a suite of surveillance products for “security and safety” incidents at “so-called soft targets and communal spaces, including schools, community centers, synagogues and churches.” The company makes the lofty promise that its products “stop mass shootings.” According to a 2018 report on Gabriel published in the Jerusalem Post, there were an estimated 475,000 such “soft targets” across the U.S., meaning that “the potential market for Gabriel is huge.”
Gabriel, since its founding, has been backed by “an impressive group of leaders,” mainly “former leaders of Mossad, Shin Bet [Israel’s domestic intelligence agency], FBI and CIA.” In recent years, even more former leaders of Israeli and American intelligence agencies have found their way onto Gabriel’s advisory board and have promoted the company’s products.
While the adoption of its surveillance technology was slower than expected in the United States, that dramatically changed last year, when an “anonymous philanthropist” gave the company $1 million to begin installing its products throughout schools, houses of worship and community centers throughout the country. That same “philanthropist” has promised to recruit others to match his donation, with the ultimate goal of installing Gabriel’s system in “every single synagogue, school and campus community in the country.”
Charlie Brooker, 52, said he typed in 'generate Black Mirror episode' and received a story 'that sorta mushed' all the other ones together.
The first thing Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker did, when everyone was trying ChatGPT for the first time, was to type in 'generate Black Mirror episode.'
Speaking to Empire, Brooker found there was no real thought behind the AI-generated script, only that it read 'plausibly.'
The controversial issue of migrant transport sparked fresh controversy following recent remarks from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
During a press briefing, Jean-Pierre voiced her strong objection to the practice, citing its undue burden on states and cities beyond the southern border. This triggered a tidal wave of criticism on social media platforms, amplifying an already contentious debate.
Over the last year, numerous state governors have made headlines by arranging for migrants from America's southern border to be transported to traditionally liberal regions, including Chicago, New York City, and Martha’s Vineyard. This act of mass transportation, some argue, is nothing more than a political stunt, albeit one that has had an undeniable impact. It has strained local resources, eliciting complaints from liberal mayors about the growing migrant presence in their cities.
Webmaster addition: The Democrats have been sending the illegals into red states to shift the political demographics. That stops working when the governors of those red states start sending the illegals back to blue states. That is why Karine Jean-Pierre is angry!
On Sunday, a Cessna plane that flew over restricted airspace in Washington, D. C., crashed in a remote mountainous area in Virginia, killing all four people on board.
The pilot was found "slumped over" by U.S. fighter pilots who intercepted the plane. National Guard F-16 pilots confirmed that the civilian pilot was unresponsive after trying to get the pilot's attention for 30 minutes before the plane went down around 3 p.m. near the sparsely populated town of Montebello, Virginia, military officials said.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the pilot did not respond to air traffic control instructions around 1:28 p.m. EDT. Subsequently, the NORAD pilots visually inspected the Cessna, which was still airborne, and confirmed that the pilot was unresponsive. NORAD pilots described the Cessna pilot as being slumped over.
Webmaster addition: First guess; the plane lost cabin pressure at altitude, nobody noticed, and everyone passed out.
There are a lot of anonymous bureaucrats that man the offices in the nation’s capital. If one were to mention the name Wendy Sherman at a Washington DC cocktail gathering it is likely that few in the room will have ever heard of her, but she has long been one of the most important players in Democratic Party administrations when it comes to foreign policy in key parts of the world. Sherman, the Deputy Secretary of State, will be retiring this summer after more than thirty years with the Foreign Service. She has been a fixture in often controversial top level policy making since Bill Clinton was in the White House, where she served as a top adviser to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, also taking on the role of lead negotiator in the ultimately unsuccessful talks to stop North Korea’s ballistic missile program in the late 1990s. With a return to power of the Democrats in 2008, she served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs under Obama. To her credit, she was a lead negotiator with Iran on the 2015 nuclear agreement (JCPOA), which Donald Trump acting on bad advice subsequently withdrew from.
More recently, Sherman has been a key part of the Biden administration’s efforts to develop strategies to confront China in the Indo-Pacific and elsewhere whenever Beijing has sought to develop trade relationships with key suppliers of essential raw materials. This has included putting pressure on allies like Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific to reject Chinese commercial initiatives, elevating what began as competitive trade policies into a perception that China was becoming a threat to American national security. Sherman also played a significant role in encouraging international diplomatic and military support for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion.
In 2022, Minneapolis was 60% white & 18% black. Official gun crime stats from the city indicate were the city without a black population, there’d be almost no gun crime. [City of Minneapolis: 2022 Gun Violence Overview, Minneapolis Government]
2022 Gun Violence Demographics
• 83% of shooting victims are Black.
• 9% White, 4% Native American, 3% Unk, 1% Asian
• 89% of shooting suspects are described as Black in cases where suspect descriptions were provided.
• In 2021, there was 1 Black shooting victim for every 150 Black residents of Minneapolis.
• The metric for White residents was 1 Shooting victim for every 3,768 residents
• Black community members are disproportionately represented in shooting victim data
• 2/3 of our shooting victims are under the age of 31
18 do 89….
Imagine how little gun crime Minneapolis would have were the city all-white…
Apparently, Trump’s own Attorney General, Bill Barr, helped the Democrats to steal the presidential election from Trump. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/06/huge-usps-releases-final-report-contract-driver-jesse/
As I have noted on occasion, the Republican Establishment is as opposed to Trump being president as are the CIA, FBI, and Democrats. The UK Telegraph has come to the same conclusion: “If there is a second Trump administration, Every institution in the United States will be against him, including at least half of his own political party.” https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/the-deep-state-is-gearing-up-to-fight-a-second-trump-presid/
Tuesday was a momentous day on Capitol Hill for broadcasters as the House Energy and Commerce Committee held the first hearing on retaining AM in vehicles, titled “Listen Here: Why Americans Value AM Radio.” Automakers leaned on EAS alternatives while Representatives from both parties blasted car manufacturers’ decision to remove AM from dashboards.
Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers presided over the hearing with solid support for AM. In her opening remarks, she said, “My constituents in Eastern Washington rely on AM radio. It is how they hear the news in their communities, listen to sports, and receive information during emergencies.”
“In many parts of my district, FM radio is spotty and there is no access to broadband, so AM radio is the only option. Which is why it’s concerning that some vehicle manufacturers have taken steps recently to remove AM radios from new car models.”
“The Great Awakening,” the third installment of the groundbreaking “Plandemic” series, premiered Saturday worldwide.
Watch the full documentary laying out how the world is waking up to the authoritarian pandemic agenda!
One of the most revealing tells of a false flag and/or staged deception — beyond grainy and blurry imagery — is a blatant dearth of security camera footage. It’s gotten to the point that the Crime Syndicate doesn’t even bother to offer to explain this anymore, as it doesn’t seem to even occur to a neuro-linguistic programmed population to inquire about this MO.
Back in 2001 after the Pentagon was hit, people were still asking about such things. Accordingly, the criminals needed a story line.
The explosion occurs close to the Pentagon’s heliport, an area that normally would be under 24-hour security surveillance, including video monitoring.
In this document from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, we can read through an interview with the staff responsible for the cameras at the Pentagon. The interview is long and distracting verbal diarrhea, but ultimately we get to the who, what, where, when trivium bottom line:
“Many security cameras at the Pentagon that could have captured the building being hit were switched off or had been taken down due to construction work that was taking place and therefore do not film the attack.”
To start the Chrome update procedure manually to the latest version that addresses the actively exploited security issue, head to the Chrome settings menu (upper right corner) and select Help → About Google Chrome.
Relaunching the application is required to complete the update.
Available security updates are also automatically installed the next time the browser starts without user intervention, so check the "About" page to ensure you're running the latest version.
The new stable channel release addressing the flaw that has an exploit in the wild is version 114.0.5735.110 for Windows and 114.0.5735.106 for Mac and Linux.
The malicious apps are not hosted on Google Play but on third-party websites in Google Search that push APKs, Android packages that allow you to manually install mobile apps.
When visiting the sites, you will either be redirected to websites showing advertisements or prompted to download the searched-for app. The download sites are purposely created to distribute the malicious Android apps as an APK that, when installed, infect the Android devices with adware.
When the app is installed, it does not configure itself to run automatically, as that requires additional privileges. Instead, it relies on the normal Android app installation flow, which prompts users to 'Open' an app after it is installed.
Furthermore, the apps do not utilize an icon and have a UTF-8 character in the app's label, making it harder to spot.
The people of the UK should now be in a state of shock.
But instead, they have been distracted by non-stop coverage of Phil Schofield’s questionable affair, so will have most likely missed the tragic and devastating information published by BBC News of all organisations.
Information that reveals the UK suffered the highest number of excess deaths throughout 2022 in over half a century.
The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs has released a consultation document containing proposed changes to censorship procedures. Read a sobering commentary by the Free Speech Union HERE.
The proposals include the appointment of a chief regulator who will be empowered to decide whether online content – including social media posts – is “harmful.” To do so, he will be empowered to make up his own “guidelines” without the input of parliament. The proposals will also allow fines exceeding NZ$200,000 to be levied on those who don’t comply with his ideas.
The UK government has released official figures that show a shocking truth: the fully vaccinated population accounted for 92% of Covid-19 deaths throughout the entirety of 2022, and 9 in every 10 Covid-19 deaths in England over the past two years.
Bloomberg reports that Boeing will delay deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft after uncovering flawed parts during production, a setback as the planemaker works to meet soaring demand for its long-range aircraft.
The flaw may affect about 90 already-built Dreamliners that the company has not yet delivered, Boeing said on Tuesday.
It will inspect each plane for improperly sized gap-fillers within the horizontal stabilizer, a tiny wing attached to a jet’s tail.
Ukrainian soldiers constantly use Nazi symbols, NY Times very belatedly points out...
In 2015, the world's richest countries agreed to devote $100 billion a year to 'climate finance' in the Global South. So far, this includes a power station in Bangladesh, an airport in Egypt and ice cream parlours in Asia.
The World Health Organisation and the European Union yesterday announced their collaboration on global digital vaccine passports at a joint press conference in Geneva.
It is no secret that the Biden regime loves to make itself look good by fudging the jobs numbers, but did you know that it is also lying about all these “new jobs” we keep hearing about, which are actually going to foreigners rather than actual Americans?