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Bottom line, you as a caretaker gotta PROVE you're acting as the parents would. It's always best to get the parents "orders" on 'how ' they prefer discipline be handled. Ever hear of the Babysitters act? in 'loco parentis' IN LOCO PARENTIS: DEFINITION, APPLICATION, AND IMPLICATION In loco parenti's connotes a relation with which few, if any, persons have not had some contact; yet these words are foreign to the vocabulary of many. In loco parentis has been defined as follows: "In the place of a parent; instead of a parent, charged factitiously with a parent's rights, duties, and responsibilities."1 Whether the relation, in loco parentis, exists depends on the facts of each individual situation.2 If such a relation exists, the rights, duties, and liabilities of the person standing "in the place of a parent" are the same as those of a lawful parent. The assumption of the relation is a question of intention and not of chance. Once established, the relationship is presumed to to continue, and the one claiming discontinuance has the burden of so proving.
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President Joe Biden's latest effort to soothe panicked House Democrats Friday fell flat after he showed up late to a zoom meeting, skeptics couldn't ask questions, and one zoom attendee promptly came out against him.

The calamity came as Biden met with members of a progressive BOLD PAC associated with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, as he leads on key constituencies even as dozens of members of his own party call for him to go.

The zoom session came hours after Biden's press conference where he calmed some Democrats by fielding questions at length with his future on the line, but also botched Kamala Harris' name by calling her 'Vice President Trump.'

Biden was an hour late to an event that was 'tightly controlled,' NOTUS reported in a blow-by-blow of the bizarre session, following reports that Biden's cabinet meetings are also highly scripted. (Biden once again called from a prepared list of reporters at his press conference.

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On the inaugural episode of "Blaze News Tonight," co-hosts Jill Savage and Blaze News editor in chief Matthew Peterson chatted with Heritage Foundation president Kevin Roberts about Project 2025 and the left's gross mischaracterization of it in a tired attempt to frighten Americans out of voting for Republicans.

As questions continue to swirl about Joe Biden's cognitive abilities and his overall fitness for office, Democrats have seemingly attempted to distract voters from the chaos in their own house by frequently casting the Heritage Foundation's Project 2025 as a threat to democracy. As part of that effort, they have also attempted to tie Project 2025 to former President Donald Trump, who has no official association with it.

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This week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation that alters how election recounts are conducted in the state. The new laws prohibit county canvassers from investigating allegations of fraud.

The text of Senate Bill 603 changes provisions around election recounts, and it states that a recount will not be an “investigation or an audit of the conduct of an election” and will not determine “the qualifications of electors participating in an election or the manner in which ballots are applied for or issued to electors.”

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A California U.S. Army veteran serving an 18-month prison sentence for obstructing Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, was ordered released July 12 under the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the most commonly charged Jan. 6 felony and its maximum 20-year prison term.

Jorge Aaron Riley, 46, of Sacramento, will be released “forthwith” from the federal lockup in Lompoc, California, under an order issued July 12 by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C. Mehta granted Riley's request for bail pending resolution of a motion to vacate the sentence.

Riley’s release is the latest fallout from the Supreme Court’s ruling in the landmark case Fischer v. United States. In a 6-3 opinion on June 28, the high court said the U.S. Department of Justice could only use the felony obstructing charge if it could prove defendants impaired the use of documents, objects, or “other things” used during counting of Electoral College votes at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.

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The greatest salesman who ever lived scored big after the latest NATO summit. Ukraine’s Zelensky successfully convinced all NATO nations to pledge a collective $43 billion in funding to the never-ending war effort. These world leaders are openly willing to abandon their own nation’s economic needs in favor of Ukraine.
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Are you ready? You can tell an election is on the radar since inflation numbers are settling down for the most part. According to the BLS, overall inflation fell slightly in June to 3.0%.
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President Biden has not held a full Cabinet meeting since October 2023, amidst reports of pre-scripted discussions and concerns over his cognitive abilities.

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President Joe Biden claimed during his "big boy" NATO press conference Thursday that border crossings are lower now than when former President Donald Trump left office. However, data reveals this assertion to be false, with higher numbers of illegal immigrant encounters reported under Biden's administration.

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Grocery inflation is slowing, and the companies that make the food are starting to sweat.

As part of their quarterly earnings reports Thursday, snack powerhouses PepsiCo and Conagra Brands reported lower revenue and unit sales, pointing to cost-conscious consumers pushing back on prices. And government data reflects the trend: the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that food prices rose only slightly last month.

“We’re seeing consumers be very price sensitive,” said Bobby Gibbs, a partner in the retail and consumer goods division of the marketing consulting firm Oliver Wyman. “Consumers are cherry picking promotional prices more and retailers are putting out more promotional pricing than they have in the last few years.”

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In the past three years China has accelerated export agreements and industrial operations in Africa, becoming the continent's largest bilateral trade partner. Given Africa's complete lack of development and GDP, the Asian rush to cement economic ties might seem strange. However, I would argue that China is adapting to events that haven't quite happened yet. I'm referring to a major global shift away from interdependent markets (i.e. traditional globalism) into a chaotic period of trade protectionism. I'm talking about the end of the current model of export-based nations supplying goods to the west in exchange for advantageous trade deficits and access to dollars. This will be the era of what I would call the “Great Resource Grab.”
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Elon Musk posted on Friday in response to accusations from the European Commission, saying that the EU body offered X an illegal secret deal promising not to fine the company if it censored speech on the platform. A report from the Commission accused X of deceiving users with "verified accounts” that have the “Blue checkmark," a change that took place when Musk bought up the platform. It also took issue with public data on the platform not being shared with “researchers."

In response to the report from the Commission, Musk posted, "The European Commission offered X an illegal secret deal: if we quietly censored speech without telling anyone, they would not fine us. The other platforms accepted that deal. X did not."

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President Joe Biden has allocated millions of taxpayer dollars to support White House staff since the 2021 fiscal year. According to federal records, Biden’s administration spent a substantial $225 million on the White House payroll during his first four years in offic. This figure represents the largest payroll expenditure since the Nixon era, with a total of 565 staffers.
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Raheem Kassam, Editor-in-Chief of The National Pulse, believes Joe Biden’s death could prove to be the ‘October Surprise’ in the U.S. election, even if the so-called “Clinton diaspora” has to “make it happen.”

Citing an Axios report that quotes a Bill Clinton administration official as saying the “Clinton diaspora is freaking the hell out” about Biden’s reelection prospects, Kassam referred his social media followers to a podcast from Thursday where he raised the possibility of the 81-year-old dying.

“You had a snap election in the UK, and you had a snap election in France,” Kassam said on the podcast. “There’s a globalist theme for 2024. I just would not be surprised—do not put it past them—to watch Joe Biden die on his feet in front of the American public. Maybe not literally, but literally to pass away, a week, two weeks, three weeks before an election, and then, boom, it’s a snap election, it’s a snap candidate.”

In these circumstances, Kassam said, the Democrats could strongly benefit from a “sympathy vote.”

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A “coordinated Democrat rebellion” will be underway over the next 48 hours as the largest pro-Biden super PAC freezes $90 million in pledged donations if Biden remains on the ticket, according to The New York Times.

This comes after Joe Biden’s disastrous “Big Boy” solo press conference Thursday evening where he called Kamala Harris “Vice President Trump.”

“Some major Democratic donors have told the largest pro-Biden super PAC, Future Forward, that roughly $90 million in pledged donations is now on hold if President Biden remains atop the ticket, according to two people who have been briefed on the conversations,” The New York Times reported.

Webmaster addition: Talk about a rock and a hard place! As reported below, Biden cannot legally transfer his campaign funds to another candidate until he is the official Democratic nominee, which won't happen until the Democratic convention next month!

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South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on Thursday that it will become the first country in the world to deploy anti-drone laser weapons.

The laser system dubbed the “StarWars” project, will counter North Korean drone incursions into its airspace.

Once active, the strategy, developed by Hanwha Aerospace (Hanwha), will cost around $1.45 (2,000 won) per shot. In a move called “game-changing,” the new defense systems will be silent and deadly for enemy drones.

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Apple has issued a new round of threat notifications to iPhone users across 98 countries, warning them of potential mercenary spyware attacks. It’s the second such alert campaign from the company this year, following a similar notification sent to users in 92 nations in April.

Since 2021, Apple has been regularly sending these notifications, reaching users in over 150 countries, according to a support document on the company’s website. The latest warnings, out Wednesday, did not disclose the attackers’ identities or the countries where users received notifications.

“Apple detected that you are being targeted by a mercenary spyware attack that is trying to remotely compromise the iPhone associated with your Apple ID -xxx-,” the company wrote in the warning to affected customers.

“This attack is likely targeting you specifically because of who you are or what you do. Although it’s never possible to achieve absolute certainty when detecting such attacks, Apple has high confidence in this warning — please take it seriously,” Apple added in the text.

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So asks the Wall Street Journal, in an uncharacteristically gloomy article for the bull market's paper of record.

They kick off with the problem: America is "cruising" into an uncharted sea of federal debt, with a government seemingly incapable of turning it around.In other words, the uniparty has set its course, and there's no cavalry coming.

The Runaway Train of Deficits

We're currently adding a fresh trillion of debt every hundred days, on our way to $35 trillion.

Meanwhile, the deficit is about to break $2 trillion – for perspective, all federal revenue under George W Bush averaged around $2 trillion.

Debt interest *alone is set to cross $1 trillion, eclipsing even our bloated military budget that beaches quarter-billion dollar piers in Gaza for sport.

The next milestone after that is Medicare spending, which together with Social Security has its own $78 trillion unfunded liability, according to its own Board of Trustees – outside estimates are higher.

Governments Are Rabid by Nature

Now, none of this is shocking: governments by nature try to spend too much – indeed, much of economic history is made up of governments desperately trying to finance their mountains of debt.

Debt brought down Rome, first with hyperinflation then with a gutted military that barbarians walked right over.

It brought down Spain, as New World gold finances an effective government takeover of the private sector. And France, bankrupted by financing foreign wars – in this case, the American Revolution. The Qing collapsed under debt and even Great Britain who owned half the earth for nearly a hundred years.

It's why we got the Magna Carta – indeed, Constitutions – as kings pleaded for more money. It's how we got central banks, as first Britain then the rest of the world licensed money printers in exchange for debt finance.

To this day government debt crashes countries – countries from Turkey to Venezuela to Nigeria are currently undergoing debt crises, with Argentina desperately trying to pull out of one.

How Does It End?

And, with so many historical cases, we know exactly how this ends: investors stop buying government debt, shutting out governments and leading to massive austerity and soaring inflation as the government retrenches.

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