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Webmaster addition: Victoria Newland pushing for war with Russia!

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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The International Criminal Court seeking warrants for the arrest of Israel’s Prime Minister and Defence Secretary is “deeply unhelpful” and created a false moral equivalence between Israel and Hamas, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said.

The British government has criticised the International Criminal Court (ICC) for deciding to seek arrest warrants against Israeli figures including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the same time as leading Hamas figures. Speaking during a summit with the Austrian leadership in Vienna on Tuesday, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “This is a deeply unhelpful development. Of course it is still subject to a final decision, but it remains deeply unhelpful nonetheless”.

He continued, reports the Daily Telegraph: “There is no moral equivalence between a democratic state exercising its lawful right to self-defence and the terrorist group Hamas. It is wrong to conflate and equivocate between those two different entities.”

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Christina Bobb, an attorney for Donald Trump and the head of the Republican National Committee’s “election integrity” unit, had her mugshot taken on Tuesday as part of her arraignment after being indicted for trying to overturn Arizona’s 2020 election results.

Bobb, who pleaded not guilty, was indicted on state charges in April. She was one of 18 defendants to be charged. Also indicted were former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. The ex-president, who sought to overturn the results in Arizona and other states he lost, is an unindicted co-conspirator in the case. Giuliani has pleaded not guilty. Meadows is expected to be arraigned next month. Nine “fake electors” have also pleaded not guilty after prosecutors say they falsely certified that Trump won the state in 2020.

In March, the RNC tapped Bobb to run the GOP’s “election integrity” unit, which will enlist scores of poll watchers, poll workers, and other personnel in swing states to monitor November’s election.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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These Are The Countries Hosting The Most Refugees

 

by Tyler Durden
 

According to estimates from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), some 36.5 million people were living as refugees under the UNHCR or UNRWA mandates as of mid-2023.

As Statista's Anna Fleck shows in the chart below, the countries hosting the most refugees are predominantly neighbors to nations that have been experiencing conflict or war.

Infographic: The Countries Hosting the Most Refugees | Statista

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For example, Iran documented a jump in the number of refugees from 798,343 in 2021 to 3,425,091 in 2022, largely due to an increase in people leaving Afghanistan. According to humanitarian agency Concern Worldwide, this is also in part due to a change in the country’s system of classifying refugees and an effort to legitimize previously-undocumented refugees. Similarly, in Turkey, some 3.3 million refugees out of the country’s total 3.4 million are from neighboring Syria.

According to UNHCR data from mid-2023, the countries from which the most people have been forced to flee are Syria (6.5 million), Afghanistan (6.1 million), Ukraine (5.9 million), South Sudan (2.2 million).

It’s important to note here that actual numbers are likely even higher as this data only reflects 

 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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by Tyler Durden

A trove of new whistleblower documents provided to House GOP investigators reveal, among other things, that the CIA prevented federal investigators from pursuing Hollywood lawyer Kevin Morris as a witness in their investigation of Hunter Biden.

Photo: Valerie Plesch for The New York Times

Morris, a Hollywood entertainment lawyer who has 'long supported' Hunter (and why?) has loaned the First Son more than $6.5 million, according to a January letter to the House oversight committee.

We've known about the CIA connection since March, when the Chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, Jim Jordan (R-OH) and James Comer (R-KY) said that a whistleblower has brought them information that 'seems to corroborate our concerns' that the CIA directly interfered with DOJ and IRS investigations of Hunter Biden.

According to a whistleblower, the CIA "intervened in the investigation of Hunter biden to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) from interviewing a witness," the letter, addressed to CIA Director William Burns, reads.

Specifically, the Committees were concerned at how "the DOJ deviated from its standard processes to afford preferential treatment to Hunter Biden," which they learned "after two brave whistleblowers testified to Congress" that the Justice Department had done just that.

"DOJ officials restricted what investigative steps the investigators could pursue, tipped off Hunter Biden’s attorneys about investigative steps, and even prevented investigators from conducting witness interviews. The whistleblowers’ testimony about the preferential treatment provided to Hunter Biden has been corroborated by testimony from other witnesses and documents the Committees have received."

And now we know who that witness is...

In a Wednesday statement, the House Ways and Means Committee wrote that whistleblower documents indicate "In 2021, Assistant U.S. District Attorney Leslie Wolf told investigators they could not pursue Hollywood lawyer Kevin Morris as a witness based on information she received from the CIA. Investigators were never provided the same information that AUSA Wolf received."

"From whistleblower-provided evidence, we know Hunter Biden and his business associates made millions from selling access to Joe Biden and the quote ‘brand’ that is Joe Biden around the world. We know President Biden’s denials of any knowledge or involvement are not true," reads the letter. "We know the Department of Justice tried to undermine, stonewall, and block the investigation into the Biden family, including President Biden.

Claire's Observations:  How convenient!!!!

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The Fed is already insolvent. Here’s how we think this plays out

by James Hickman via Schiff Sovereign

On Tuesday, September 15, 1992, the two most powerful financial officials in the British government held an urgent meeting that night to review their plan for when the markets opened the next morning.

The tone of the meeting must have felt frantic… even desperate… because the value of the British pound had been falling for weeks.

Investors and speculators were rapidly losing confidence in the UK government, mostly due to the ridiculous “Exchange Rate Mechanism” (ERM) which essentially pegged most European currencies to the German Deutschemark.

Rational investors viewed the ERM as an almost comical impossibility.

Germany’s economy was light years ahead of everyone else. Germany had vastly higher productivity, far greater savings, low inflation, high growth, and much more responsible monetary policy.

So, to even pretend that a country like Italy or even Britain could fix its exchange rate to the Deutschemark, i.e. to essentially mirror Germany’s economic performance– was a total joke.

Britain joined the Exchange Rate Mechanism in October 1990. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had spent years trying to keep Britain out of the ERM, viewing it as giving up national sovereignty.

But Thatcher was about to retire. And the new batch of leaders insisted that pegging Britain’s economy to Germany was the way forward.

Their experiment didn’t even last two years. By the summer of 1992, inflation in Britain was more than 3x German’s. Plus, Britain had a major budget deficit.

Financial speculators correctly recognized, given the massive disconnect between the British and German economies, that Britain would not be able to maintain its fixed exchange rate with the Deutschemark.

So, traders began short selling the British pound, i.e. betting that the value of the pound would fall because the British government would devalue its currency.

The sell-off reached a crisis on September 15th, when the head of Germany’s central bank suggested to the Wall Street Journal that weaker countries (like Britain) would have to devalue their currencies.

That’s what led the British Chancellor of the Exchequer and head of the Bank of England– the two most powerful policymakers in British government finance– to meet that evening.

They knew that the German central bank’s comments would encourage even more traders to dump the British pound. So, the two men pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to defend the pound and defeat the speculators.

It didn’t work.

The following morning on September 16th, the Bank of England did everything it could. They raised interest rates, they bought back pounds, they bought government bonds, they made all sorts of outlandish promises.

But speculators didn’t believe any of it. They could see the numbers, and they knew that the Bank of England simply didn’t have the financial resources to maintain such an unrealistic exchange rate.

One of those speculators was George Soros, who famously bet $10 billion against the British pound… far exceeding the Bank of England’s financial resources.

By the end of that day, the British central bank had exhausted its capital and was essentially bankrupt. The British government had to bail them out to the tune of 3 billion pounds, and then announce that they were formally leaving the ERM– proving the speculators right.

This is an important story to understand, because it’s likely that something similar may happen to the Federal Reserve and US dollar over the next several years.

The Federal Reserve is already insolvent.

Within the next several years there could be some Chinese or Russian financier who becomes known as “The Man Who Broke the Fed”.

This isn’t sensational. The Fed is already insolvent by $900+ billion, according to its own financial statements. Social Security is insolvent. The US government is insolvent by tens of trillions… and they further anticipate the national debt to grow by $20 trillion over the next decade.

These are facts, not fantasies.

And this is why it makes so much sense to hedge these risks by owning real assets which are scarce, valuable, and uncorrelated to the US dollar.

Gold is a great example. And as we’ve argued before, even though it’s already near its all-time high, we believe it can go much higher from here.

More on that soon.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
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The economic landscape has been severely impacted by a multitude of financial issues, starting with the credit crisis and credit crunch, which have led to significant credit tightening measures. The federal reserve has been actively monitoring the situation, as highlighted in The Atlantis Report, which sheds light on the stringent bank lending standards and increasing bank loan rejection rates. This environment has precipitated a bank crisis, marked by bank failures and even the complete bank collapse of some institutions. Concurrently, the surge in credit card debt has resulted in a credit card crisis, exacerbated by rising credit card interest rates and escalating credit card delinquencies. As household debt continues to climb, so does financial distress and financial insecurity among consumers, many of whom face bank debt default and bank loan delinquencies. The cost of living crisis is further aggravated by bank fee hikes and increasing bank interest rates, all while inflation erodes purchasing power. With banks at risk, the specter of economic collapse looms large, creating a perilous situation for all.
 

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It was there when the now-martyred helicopter pilot, who was also the commander of the fleet, that told the rest of the pilots to ascend above the clouds. We were the 3rd pilot, behind the president’s helicopter. We came above the clouds, we advanced for approximately 30 seconds. Our pilot suddenly realised that the main helicopter carrying the president is missing.

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Word began to spread Monday evening around dinnertime: A House bill would be going to the floor Tuesday morning, designed to stop a returning Trump administration from reinstating his 11th-hour attempt to set architectural standards for federal buildings.

The bill was defeated at the last minute by a network of activists and sympathetic politicians but represented a broader shift in D.C. political strategy: As concerns mount that President Joe Biden might lose re-election, Democrats in the White House and Congress have worked to sabotage and hamstring a returning Donald Trump on issues from immigration and foreign policy to spending and classical architecture.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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The chief of Iranian Police, Ahmad-Reza Radan, has been assassinated.  News reports say 7 bullets hit his body.

Sort of makes you wonder if the "crash" this past weekend of the Iran Presidential helicopter, which killed the Iran President and Foreign Minister, was really an "accident?"

Awaiting further info . . .

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A coalition of House Republicans, led by Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, has introduced a bold measure aimed at dismantling the Federal Reserve System, signaling a renewed push to overhaul the nation’s monetary policy.

The legislation, dubbed the “Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act,” proposes the elimination of both the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and all Federal reserve banks, while also repealing the Federal Reserve Act.

Massie, in a press release, attributed the move to what he sees as the Federal Reserve’s role in exacerbating inflation and economic instability. He criticized the central bank’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, accusing it of flooding the economy with excess liquidity, thereby devaluing the dollar and fueling inflation.

“Americans are suffering under crippling inflation, and the Federal Reserve is to blame,” Massie asserted. “If we really want to reduce inflation, the most effective policy is to end the Federal Reserve.”

Webmaster addition: People who threaten the Fed have bad things happen to them. John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 11110 creating US Notes, a currency that was not borrowed at interest from the Fed. Upon Kennedy's assassination, the US Notes were pulled from circulation and destroyed, except for some that became collectors' items. On the Warren Commission whitewash of the assassination sat John J. McCloy, the President of Chase Manhattan Bank and of the World Bank. That alone signals there was a financial dimension to the plot against Kennedy.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, ECONOMY
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According to a report by NBC Chicago, Michelle had left her door ajar around 12:30 p.m. to let her dog out when she discovered two masked intruders inside her residence. Fearing for her safety, she promptly dialed 911, prompting the burglars to flee.

Despite assurances from dispatch that help was en route, Michelle endured a prolonged wait, repeatedly calling for updates. At one point, a dispatcher suggested she contact her alderman to advocate for increased police hiring and even inquired if she had considered arming herself for protection.

It wasn’t until more than four hours later that officers finally arrived at the scene, expressing regret for the delay. This incident sheds light on the mounting challenges faced by law enforcement in Chicago, with reports of an exodus of officers contributing to delayed response times.

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The Biden administration filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma on Tuesday challenging a new law that allows local authorities to arrest migrants who are in the state illegally.

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed local House Bill 4156 into law in April, which makes it a crime to enter Oklahoma without legal authorization to be in the US.

The Justice Department, which has sued Texas and Iowa over similar measures, argued that the legislation is unconstitutional. 

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WHITE HOUSE
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The primary appeal of fast-food burgers (even though the food is horrible for your health) is cheap and fast. In recent weeks, McDonald's indirectly admitted that three years of 'McFlation' was crushing burger demand among working-poor consumers, and there was an urgent need within the burger chain to reintroduce the $5 meal deal

X users have been disgusted with $18 Big Mac meals at some of the burger chain's restaurants nationwide.

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A Pennsylvania school admitted on Monday that it allowed students to be surveyed by a “genderqueer witch” on sexual topics without parental permission after previously accusing parents of spreading “misinformation” about the initiative, according to documents shared with The Daily Wire.

The admission comes after concerns from parents in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District in southeastern Pennsylvania over Unionville High School bringing in Deni Tobin, the “genderqueer witch,” to speak to high school freshmen about the issue of dating violence last year. When first asked about the presentation — not only because of who delivered it, but also its content — parents were accused of spreading “misinformation.” 

The school began investigating the presentation this year after local parent Chad Williams discovered that Tobin had also administered a sex-themed survey to the students. The surveys asked the students about their gender identity and whether they had ever “pressured” someone into a sexual act or whether someone had pressured them to do something sexual.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION
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Summer 1954Lavon Affair– Israel recruits Egyptian Jews to blow up American and British targets in Egypt. Israel planned on blaming the murderous false-flag attacks on the Muslim Brotherhood in an effort to garner support from the US and Britain. After officially denying any involvement, the Israeli government finally admitted their role in the incident in 2005 by honoring the surviving agents with a certificate of appreciation.

1955-1970- Israel Steals American Uranium to Build It’s First Nuclear Weapons In 2011, the Institute for Research on Middle Eastern Policy examined hundreds of newly de-classified documents from the FBI and CIA and discovered that Israeli spies in collaboration with American Jews stole hundreds of kilograms of weapons grade uranium from US stockpiles and shipped it to Israel. Although Israel does not officially acknowledge the possession of nuclear weapons, their nuclear arsenal is estimated at between 200-300 nuclear weapons. (Source)

1963AIPAC Formed– The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) “America’s Pro-Israel Lobby” is formed, but refuses to comply with US law and register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. AIPAC has been in violation of federal law for nearly 50 years, but through political contributions and connections, AIPAC officials have remained above prosecution for their many violations of Federal law, including espionage (as addressed later).

June 8, 1967USS Liberty– Israeli jets and torpedo boats attack the American naval ship USS Liberty with the intention of murdering every sailor on board and then blaming the attack on Egypt. Israel’s goal was to draw America into the Israeli-Arab War. Israel has officially claimed the attack was an “accident,” but every survivor of the USS Liberty claimed that it could not possibly have been an accident given that Israeli jets flew directly over the ship hours earlier on several occasions and one pilot flew so close that he waved to the US sailors, and the sailors waved back. Given the proximity of the jets and the surrounding facts of the incident, there is no question that Israel knew whose ship it was. Lt. General Marshall Carter, the director of the NSA, told congress the attack, “couldn’t be anything else but deliberate.” A later coverup ensued, and in 2002, Captain Ward JAGC senior counsel for the court of inquiry claimed that the court of inquiry’s findings were intended to coverup what was a deliberate attack by Israel on a ship it knew to be American.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, HIDDEN HISTORY, ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The stench of deceit hung in the air as I sat in the front row of a Manhattan courtroom.

Seated on the witness stand, no more than a few feet from me, I watched in disbelief as Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen told the jury one seeming lie after another.

When asked by prosecutors on Monday whether he would financially benefit if Trump were convicted of falisfying business records to hide an alleged hush money payment to protect his 2016 presidential campaign, Cohen denied it.

That is demonstrably false.

Cohen is shopping around a reality TV show to capitalize on his newfound fame. He has admitted to making more than $3 million on anti-Trump books and podcasts and sells merchandise portraying the former president behind bars.

All of these enterprises would be undermined by a Trump acquittal.

Then there is Cohen's confession that he stole tens of thousands of dollars from the Trump Organizations by deceitfully overcharging for his services.

I wouldn't buy a used car from this man, let alone rely on his testimony to send a presidential candidate to prison.

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Several whistleblowers have provided explosive testimony during an official inquiry, revealing that hospitals were euthanizing patients during the pandemic and blaming their deaths on Covid.

The patients were reportedly given a lethal drug combination before their deaths were listed under “COVID-19” in an apparent effort to boost the number of fatalities from the virus.

The bombshell testimonies were provided during the ongoing Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry.

The independent inquiry has now been ongoing for almost two months.

The panel is investigating failures in Scotland’s response to the pandemic.

The witnesses specifically testified that elderly patients were being unnecessarily administered end-of-life protocols.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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UPDATE, May 22, 2024 (10:25 a.m. EST):

A spokesperson for the United States Capitol Police informed reporters that the department's Hazardous Incident Response Division had cleared the package, confirming that “it contained two vials of blood.”

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NBC News correspondent Dasha Burns posted to X that three sources have informed her the Republican National Committee's headquarters in Washington, D.C., are on lockdown until further notice.

According to preliminary reports, multiple vials of blood were sent to the GOP's party headquarters on Capitol Hill this morning. Authorities, including a hazmat team and a bomb squad, are onsite.

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The real-life results of Bidenflation are devastating at a level beyond what many realize.

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Despite having been targeted by the most powerful, pro-Israel political organization operating in America, libertarian-minded Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie stomped his two Republican primary challengers on Tuesday -- and then used social media to mock his Israel-first detractors. 

Massie cruised to victory, amassing 76% of the vote, while his two would-be vanquishers roughly split the difference, with Michael McGinnis edging Eric Deters by about 1%. With no Democratic opponent even bothering to take on Massie in November, he's set up for a six term representing Kentucky's 4th congressional district, which stretches all along the northernmost part of the state.  

Tags: ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has argued that there have only been a few dozen officially confirmed deaths from starvation among Palestinian civilians in Gaza over the course of the Israeli war with Hamas, dismissing the International Criminal Court's accusations as blatant lies.

The ICC’s top prosecutor, Karim Khan, requested warrants for both Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, claiming that there are “reasonable grounds to believe” that the top officials, among other things, are guilty of “starvation of civilians as a method of warfare as a war crime” and “extermination and/or murder… in the context of deaths caused by starvation, as a crime against humanity.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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