"They [the media] are news-as-entertainment professionals – packaging glossy corporate content for maximum distribution and big bucks. The goal is not objective reportage. Their targets are quantifiable and highlighted in a business plan somewhere. Success is based on a simple formula: stay within parameters "understandable" to a wide audience that devours sound bites and familiar storylines on the hour, every hour.

Like trained seals whose every desire, instinct and buying pattern has been measured by corporate media's marketing department for the consumption of its advertisers, the audience demands satisfaction – and western media delivers it." -- Sharmine Narwani
 

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Mark Levin is a scholar of American history, and according to him, Joe Biden is one of a kind.

Just not in a good way.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in American history,” he says, pointing to the current president. “[Joe Biden] is a certified nut. ... He’s like a mannequin dummy they keep pushing out.”

“What is upsetting and stunning is the extent to which his cabinet won't trigger the 25th Amendment,” which allows a president to be replaced by the vice president in the event he is deemed unfit to serve.

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During an interview on Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s ‘Your World,’ Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that the current interest on the national debt is at a ‘normal’ level.

President Joe Biden wants to reduce the deficit “and doing that would be compatible with making investments in the economy that are necessary to support its growth. But we’re going to have to let important pieces of the Tax Cut[s] and Job[s] Act expire.”

“Well, the debt — the ratio of debt to GDP — we have a very large economy, and the ratio of debt to GDP is about 100%, which is high in historical terms. But real interest rates are lower than they have been throughout much of our history. And so, right now, the interest burden of the debt is at what I would call normal historical levels,” Yellen said.

Webmaster addition: The interest on the national debt for this year will be $1.3 trillion (with a 't') because instead of the government making their own money, as is authorized in the Constitution, they borrow it from the Federal Reserve at interest! As an historical note, it was this system of banking imposed on the colonies by King George III that was a major cause of the revolution.

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The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon - Hezbollah, announced Wednesday that it targeted Israeli military positions within the occupied Lebanese territories. The attacks, which took place on Wednesday, severely damaged the Israeli occupation's positions in the North.

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It takes a lot to get the diplomats of the Middle East to agree on anything. The behaviour of one man over the last eight months of the war in Gaza has, however, forged a consensus rare among such a group: Antony Blinken cannot be trusted. 

The US secretary of state’s powers of turning reality on its head have raised the eyebrows of even practised cynics. It is a complaint that resounds from Doha to Amman, Cairo, Tel Aviv and Ankara. 

Blinken is currently engaged in what one of his predecessors, James Baker, called “dead cat diplomacy”. Baker’s pupil, Aaron David Miller, wrote on X (formerly Twitter): “The objective is not to reach a deal but to ensure if it fails, the dead cat is on other’s doorstep.”

The dead, or dying, cat of the moment is a ceasefire deal in Gaza that holds. 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has dropped almost all charges against students involved in the recent protests against Israel at Columbia University.

Arrests took place as left-wing protesters occupied a building on Columbia University’s Manhattan campus in April, expressing opposition to Israel’s actions against Hamas.

As expected by many, Bragg has chosen to drop nearly all charges against them.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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  • Injuries have been reported after Israeli shelling targeted the vicinity of tents housing displaced people west of Gaza’s city of Rafah.
  • Israeli tanks push deeper into western Rafah in south Gaza, firing shells at displaced people’s tents, with one armoured vehicle blown up by a Hamas-planted improvised explosive device.
  • The White House has described Benjamin Netanyahu’s criticism of the suspension of one US weapons delivery to Israel as “vexing” and “disappointing” as the public rift between the two allies intensifies.
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India’s top examinations for admissions into medical schools and research programmes have come under unprecedented scrutiny amid mounting evidence of corruption and paper leaks, leaving the future of more than three million students hanging in the balance.

The National Testing Agency (NTA), an autonomous body under India’s Ministry of Education that is responsible for holding the nationwide examinations, is at the centre of these controversies over the integrity of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), a national exam for medical aspirants held last month.

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On May 15, the University Network for Human Rights (UNHR), a U.S.-based advocacy group training undergraduates in human rights law at colleges and universities worldwide to counter abusive state, corporate, or private conduct, published a 105-page analysis of international law and its application to Israel’s military actions since October 7, 2023. Drawing on extensive evidence and historical legal precedents, the findings leave no doubt that Israel has committed horrific breaches of the 1948 Genocide Convention in Gaza.

A collaborative effort by some of the West’s most prestigious law schools, the report has now been submitted to the United Nations. The institution has yet to comment on the UNHR investigation’s irrefutable, bombshell contents. The mainstream media has also remained silent. Given the complicity of Western journalists in whitewashing and justifying unconscionable crimes in Gaza, this is not surprising. However, the silence has been so pervasive that the report may have even gone unnoticed by committed Palestine solidarity activists.

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On Thursday FOX News released another of its notoriously fraudulent polls.

In this latest fake news poll, FOX News insists that Joe Biden is leading Trump with rural voters, who he vehemently loathes.

Webmaster addition: I live in a white rural area and I can count the number of Biden voters on one hand ... and have a finger left over!

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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that Gaza’s lone border crossing with Egypt had been completely destroyed by its operations in the area. In recent days, the IDF has targeted the few undestroyed areas left in the Strip.

On Wednesday, Israeli Army Radio reported that the Rafah crossing was now unusable. “This is how Rafah crossing looks today, completely destroyed and no longer usable, after being taken over by Brigade 401 in one night,” the radio station stated. “Due to its relative proximity to the border, the Israeli army used the crossing as a stopping point and resting area.”

The Gazan media ministry reported the destruction on Monday, stating that  “Occupation forces damaged Rafah crossing’s halls that were used by locals to exit the Strip.” Images reviewed by the Middle East Eye reportedly showed the exterior of the structure was incinerated.

Tags: EGYPT, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The US will try to surge missile defense weapons into Ukraine by giving Kiev priority access to new production. Washington will take Patriot and NASAMS interceptors intended for other allies and ship them to the war-torn state.

According to the Wall Street Journal, President Joe Biden informed allies that their shipments of air defense munitions would be delayed as Kiev is prioritized over the next 16 months. The outlet says South Korea and the UAE are expected to be most impacted by the move.

The decision comes as Kiev is struggling to defend its cities, troops, and critical infrastructure from Russian missiles and bombs. The AP reports viewing satellite imagery show that Russia has stepped up its attacks on Ukrainian cities in recent months.

Webmaster addition: The US cannot make the missiles as fast as the Ukrainians are shooting them!

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Before we get into this abysmal segment, let’s not forget that this network is doing its job: keeping liberal blood pressures low by feeding the sheep grade-A liberal propaganda. It’s not a shock that MSNBC host Joy Reid and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) would label the rape of a minor by an illegal alien as “fearmongering.” 

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Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, who is running for Senate on a platform of getting tough on the southern border, once dismissed the crisis of illegal immigration as a "right-wing echo chamber," CNN reported Thursday.

Notably, Allred is bringing his new tough outlook on the border issue against incumbent Texas conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the Senate's toughest border hawks.

Cruz is leading Allred by 11 points in his bid for a third term.

Allred just released a new ad promising to "fiix the border" and adding that he "stood up to Joe Biden on the border." However, in February 2022, amid a massive surge in illegal migrants passing through the border, Allred told CBS News in a podcast that the 2022 midterms would be about inflation and the economy.

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On October 8, a day after Hamas attacked Israel, the Lebanese Hizbullah joined the fray. It sent missiles towards military installations in north Israel. 80,000 Israeli settler living in the north fled from their homes. They are still sitting in hotels around Israel and are waiting for the return of quietness to that front.

Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah had announced that the current northern tit-for-tat campaign between Hizbullah and Israeli forces would continue until a permanent ceasefire is agreed upon in Gaza.

But the radicals in charge of Israeli policies do not want a ceasefire in Gaza. They want to eradicate Hamas and as much of the Gazan population as possible. A ceasefire would prevent them from doing so.

Tags: ISRAEL, LEBANON, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Brent crude futures were flat on Friday amid rising geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe, which seems counterintuitive as escalating war risks could result in supply disruptions. 

In the overnight hours, four refineries in southern Russia were targeted, with one facility damaged, in one of the largest drone swarm attacks since the war in Ukraine began, Bloomberg reports. 

Seventy drones were intercepted and destroyed over Crimea and the Black Sea and 43 over the Krasnodar region, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Telegram, without saying how many drones took part in the attack. The Afipsky, Ilsky, Krasnodar and Astrakhan refineries were attacked, Ukraine's General Staff said later in a Facebook post.

In the Seversky district of the Krasnodar region, where the Afipsky and Ilsky refineries are located, "administrative buildings were damaged on the territory of an oil refinery" as a result of the attack, local governor Veniamin Kondratyev said on Telegram. Interfax earlier reported that a fire affecting area of ​​50 square meters (538 square feet) was extinguished by morning, with two people injured. -BBG

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Dramatic footage has surfaced on X showing a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, California, which was transformed into a warzone in the overnight hours. What appears to be gang-on-gang violence sparked an insane shootout on city streets. In a state governed by radical leftist Gavin Newsom, where common sense law and order are seemingly absent, such scenes are becoming more frequent. This incident further exemplifies why people and businesses continue to flee to safer, red states. 

Local media outlet SFGate reported that as many as 5,000 people attended the Juneteenth celebration in Oakland's Lake Merritt area.

Around 2015 local time, a fight broke out at a sideshow involving "motorbikes and vehicles" at Grand and Bellevue avenues—and that was the moment when all hell erupted. 

"During that fight, multiple shots rang out," said Paul Chambers, the OPD's strategic communications manager

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The president of the German Teachers Association has warned that the country’s education system is being overwhelmed with migrant students, many of whom are illiterate and can barely speak the language.

“Due to immigration in 2015, the war in Ukraine and other immigration, new people are constantly coming into the system, but the system is slow to keep up because it is moving too fast,” said Stefan Düll.

Düll warned that a massive burden was being placed on educators because many of the children speak little or no German whatsoever.

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Like the proverbial boiling frogs, the government has been gradually acclimating us to the specter of a police state for years now: Militarized police. Riot squads. Camouflage gear. Black uniforms. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Surveillance cameras. Kevlar vests. Drones. Lethal weapons. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Arrests of journalists. Crowd control tactics. Intimidation tactics. Brutality.

This is how you prepare a populace to accept a police state willingly, even gratefully.

You don’t scare them by making dramatic changes. Rather, you acclimate them slowly to their prison walls. Persuade the citizenry that their prison walls are merely intended to keep them safe and danger out. Desensitize them to violence, acclimate them to a military presence in their communities, and persuade them that only a militarized government can alter the seemingly hopeless trajectory of the nation.

It’s happening already.

Yet we’re not just being acclimated to the trappings of a police state. We’re also being bullied into silence and subservience in the face of outright injustice and heavy-handed political correctness, while simultaneously being groomed into accepting government tyranny, corruption and bureaucratic ineptitude as societal norms.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Vietnam, where he signed at least a dozen energy and trade deals with the country's President To Lam, on his tour to shore up ties in Asia in an effort to offset the West's drive to isolate Moscow.

On his last day in the country he made some wide-ranging remarks to the press, and among the most interesting was a statement on the future of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

Putin predicted at a moment things are going very badly for Ukrainian forces, and at a rare time Western media seems to be turning on Zelensky, that the Ukrainian leader will soon be replaced over his poor and unpopular decision-making. Putin suggested Washington is essentially going to make him a scapegoat. 

"In the West, they simply do not want to replace him [Zelenskyy], the time is not right. I think it's obvious to anyone. They will blame all unpopular decisions on him, including lowering the [military] draft age, and that's it," Putin asserted, according to Russian media translation.

That's when he followed with: "And then they'll replace him. I think it will happen sometime in the first half of next year."

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NJ Transit and Amtrak trains have been facing significant delays in and out of New York City due to a combination of issues.
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Official US government data, “gold standard data,” shows that the vaccine didn’t save any COVID lives at all. None.

In fact, if anything, the data shows that the vaccine made you more likely to die from COVID.

To the estimated 21 million people who were killed or seriously injured, you should know it was all for nothing.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Yesterday I was invited to talk on an afternoon news show about the June 18, 2024 Senate Homeland Security Committee’s hearing on the ORIGINS OF COVID-19: AN EXAMINATION OF AVAILABLE EVIDENCE.

When I accepted the invitation, I figured the hearing’s expert witnesses would provide cover for the U.S. government’s lie that the true origin will never be determined because (of the lie that) its origin remains ambiguous, or because (of the lie that) the Chinese—to whom the U.S. government authorized the transfer American biotechnology—refuse to cooperate with the investigation.

I was therefore pleasantly surprised to see that two of the witnesses—Professor Richard Ebright (PH.D. Rutgers University) and Stephen Quay (M.D., PH.D., former Faculty Stanford University School of Medicine) presented highly persuasive arguments that SARS-COV-2 was the creation of American scientists working with partners at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).

As readers of this Substack are aware, we have known this for years, and have often marveled at just how long the U.S. government and mainstream media have been able to maintain the preposterous charade that we don’t know this.

Especially powerful was the testimony of Dr. Stephen Quay. Especially bizarre was the spectacle of Tulane University Professor Robert Garry persisting in making himself ridiculous.

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Webmaster addition: Putin knows that NATO's ultimate goal is war with Russia, so he is getting prepared.

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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In a surprising twist, car prices are experiencing a dramatic shift. After years of seemingly endless climbs, prices are now plummeting at an alarming rate. Here are some key points: New Vehicle Prices: Industry analysts report that the average price of a new vehicle has dropped by nearly 20% year-over-year. This decline is a welcome relief for consumers who have long grappled with high prices.
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The leader of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, warned of a war “without rules or ceilings” in the event of a full-scale Israeli offensive against the Lebanese militia, as he threatened that Cyprus could become a target if it allowed Israel to use its territory in any conflict.

Cyprus and Israel have a bilateral defence cooperation agreement which has seen the countries conduct joint exercises.

“Opening Cypriot airports and bases to the Israeli enemy to target Lebanon would mean that the Cypriot government is part of the war, and the resistance will deal with it as part of the war,” the Hezbollah chief said.

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Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey announced on Thursday that his office will be suing the state of New York for its “lawfare against former President Donald Trump.”

“I will be filing suit against the State of New York for their direct attack on our democratic process through unconstitutional lawfare against President Trump. It’s time to restore the rule of law,” Bailey wrote on X.

“We have to fight back against a rogue prosecutor who is trying to take a presidential candidate off the campaign trail. It sabotages Missourians’ right to a free and fair election,” he added.

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A federal appeals court late on June 20 denied Steve Bannon’s emergency request to delay his prison sentence.

In a split ruling, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that Mr. Bannon’s request “does not warrant a departure from the general rule that a defendant ’shall ... be detained' following conviction and imposition of a sentence of imprisonment.”

Mr. Bannon, 70, who was an adviser to President Donald Trump, was convicted of contempt of Congress and sentenced to four months in prison.

He had been allowed to remain free pending an appeal, but after the appeals court in May rejected his appeal, the judge recently ordered him to report to prison on July 1.

Defendants can remain free if they raise a “substantial question of law or fact likely to result in reversal [or] an order for a new trial” and Mr. Bannon had done that, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said previously. However, in light of the appeals court ruling, that was no longer the case, Judge Nichols said on June 6.

He gave Mr. Bannon leave to seek a stay of his order, which, if granted, would delay the prison sentence.

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China's Ministry of Commerce has expressed concerns that the European Union's ongoing intensification of trade disputes could potentially lead to a "trade war."

The European Commission recently suggested imposing tariffs as high as 38.1% on electric vehicle (EV) imports from China, a move that has sparked objections from Beijing. The decision has strained trade relations, raising the prospect of of retaliatory measures from China, the world's second-largest economy.

"Responsibility lies entirely with the EU side," a Chinese ministry spokesperson said in a statement on Friday.

The spokesperson expressed Beijing’s desire for the EU to engage in dialogue and find a middle ground to address differences, to prevent trade friction from escalating or spiraling out of control.

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Governor Katie Hobbs (D-Ariz.) signed House Bill 2081 and Senate Bill 1042 into law earlier this year, granting rights to accredited funeral providers to provide terramation services, also known as human composting.

The bill was sponsored by Republican state Rep. Laurin Hendrix and Republican state Sen. T.J. Shope. While the practice of human composting remains controversial, the method is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional funerals.

According to the National Funeral Directors Association, over half of Americans polled expressed interest in “green” funeral practices.

Webmaster addition: And JUST in time for WW3!

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