"The executive power in our government is not the only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. The tyranny of the executive power will come in its turn, but at a more distant period." -- Thomas Jefferson, Democracy in America

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The Air Force said Friday it has decided to retire an F-35A stealth jet as it was seriously damaged by a bird strike in January 2022.

The Air Force said a comprehensive analysis with its U.S. manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, showed that the F-35A suffered damage in about 300 components, including the airframe, structure, engine and control and navigation system.

Considering the high costs and long period needed for repairs and other security concerns, the Air Force's review committee concluded that it is better to retire the aircraft than to fix it. The plan will be finalized with the defense ministry's approval.

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 01 17:45

Israel’s military has made no secret of the intensity of its bombardment of the Gaza Strip. In the early days of the offensive, the head of its air force spoke of relentless, “around the clock” airstrikes. His forces, he said, were only striking military targets, but he added: “We are not being surgical.”

There has, however, been relatively little attention paid to the methods used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to select targets in Gaza, and to the role artificial intelligence has played in their bombing campaign.

As Israel resumes its offensive after a seven-day ceasefire, there are mounting concerns about the IDF’s targeting approach in a war against Hamas that, according to the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza, has so far killed more than 15,000 people in the territory.

The IDF has long burnished its reputation for technical prowess and has previously made bold but unverifiable claims about harnessing new technology. After the 11-day war in Gaza in May 2021, officials said Israel had fought its “first AI war” using machine learning and advanced computing.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 01 17:40

“Pfizer engaged in false, deceptive, and misleading acts and practices by making unsupported claims regarding the company’s COVID-19 vaccine in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

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Posted on: Dec 01 17:39

Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who had been the Democrats’ star witness at the Jan. 6 congressional hearings, made substantial revisions to her statements and the information she had supplied in transcribed interviews with the U.S. House of Representatives reaching back to February 2022.

These revisions had been kept secret from the American public.

The 15-page errata sheet, which was recently discovered by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), contains substantial revisions to Hutchinson’s narrative of pivotal incidents surrounding the Capitol riot, Just the News reported.

These include, among other things, whether guns were present at the Washington D.C. rally preceding the riot on January 6, 2021, and her knowledge of a meeting where chants allegedly urging to “Hang Mike Pence” were allegedly uttered.

A digital signature indicating Hutchinson’s approval of the revisions was included on the errata sheet.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 01 17:37

The GOP-controlled House on Thursday voted on a major issue involving migrants who are currently in the U.S. illegally amid a record surge following President Biden’s day-one reversals of his predecessor’s highly successful immigration and border enforcement policies.

Lawmakers passed a provision that bars the use of public land to temporarily house illegal migrants while they are applying for asylum, according to Colorado Newsline.

“The bill, H.R. 5283, passed with a majority of Republicans in support, 224–203,” the outlet reported, adding that the bill’s fate in the upper chamber is also certain, but not in a positive way for the GOP.

“It’s dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate, where Democrats hold a slim majority, and many Democrats criticized the bill as a messaging tactic for the 2024 elections, where hard-line immigration policies are the cornerstone of the GOP platform,” the outlet reported.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Dec 01 17:24

The inmate who stabbed former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in federal prison last week did so 22 times, with an improvised knife, according to recently filed criminal charges. He also admitted to corrections officers that he would have killed Chauvin had they not responded as quickly as they did.

The U.S. Attorney's Office identified the alleged perpetrator as 52-year-old John Turscak. He now faces charges of attempted murder, assault with intent to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Chauvin was badly hurt after he was stabbed in a federal prison one week ago; the charging documents indicate the stabbing happened in the law library at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona. Chauvin is currently serving his 22-year-old sentence there. The former police officer was convicted of killing George Floyd during an arrest in May 2020.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 01 17:24

The latest push to curb Second Amendment rights comes in the form of a Democrat-led bill that seeks to impose a sweeping firearms ban with exceptions that gun rights groups say are so fuzzy that the prohibition could prohibit nearly all semi-automatic handguns.

The bill, dubbed the Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms Exclusion Act (GOSAFE) that a gun rights group panned as "perhaps the most sweeping gun prohibition bill of the 21st Century," was introduced on Nov. 29 by a number of Democrat senators, along with an Independent—with no Republicans joining.

Generally, the key idea of the bill is to ban firearms that can be fired quickly (along with accessories that increase firing speed) and have the ability to accept magazines with a capacity of 10 rounds or more, all in a bid to limit "a firearm's ability to inflict maximum harm in a short amount of time."

Tags: RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Posted on: Dec 01 17:19

Europe may be experiencing its most significant real estate meltdown since the global financial crisis. The abrupt ending of easy monetary policies and soaring interest rates have led the property and retail conglomerate Signa Holding GmbH to declare bankruptcy following its inability to secure funding. 

Bloomberg reports that Signa, also the co-owner of New York's Chrysler building, has assets upwards of $25 billion as of the end of 2022. It filed for insolvency in Vienna on Wednesday. 

"Despite considerable efforts in recent weeks, the necessary liquidity for an out-of-court restructuring could not be sufficiently secured," the company said.

Signa's current debt load totaled around $5.5 billion, according to creditor representative KSV1870. There are over 273 creditors impacted by the proceedings. 

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE
Posted on: Dec 01 17:18

In July, The Gateway Pundit and Cowboy Logic offered proof that the DOJ edited video to incriminate the Oath Keepers during their trial.

Today we offer evidence that the DOJ’s star witness in the Oath Keepers trial, Special Agent David Lazarus. lied under oath and was not present during an alleged confrontation as he testified in court. He was in a different location.

In July 2023, Donna Fiducia and Don Neuen co-hosts of Cowboy Logic on Real America’s Voice, released evidence that the Biden DOJ edited footage from January 6 in order to convict innocent January 6 protesters and Oath Keepers members.

This is a very serious charge and Don and Donna provided all of the evidence on their show.

Don sent The Gateway Pundit this synopsis: During the Oath Keeper trials (all three trials), the issue of guarding Capitol Police Office Harry Dunn was a critical point.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 01 17:10

Senator Dick Durbin’s push to shut down Senator Marsha Blackburn’s investigation into Epstein’s flight logs comes after a long series of actions covering for the billionaire pedophile.

Which makes many wonder why Durbin is working so hard to protect Jeffrey Epstein.

“Democrat senator Dick Durbin of Illinois adjourned a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing before holding a vote on whether or not to approve Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee’s subpoena for the Jeffrey Epstein flight logs,” the National File reported.

“It turns out that Dick Durbin personally tried to shut down the Jeffrey Epstein disclosure movement by disparaging those who believe in a ‘grand conspiracy’ surrounding accused child trafficker Jeffrey Epsteins’ death. Durbin is a close ally of former President Bill Clinton, who palled around with Epstein and flew on Epstein’s private jet,” the news outlet charged.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 01 17:10

People are sick and tired of Disney going Woke, Elon Musk humiliating the CEO on stage isn't doing them any favors

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Posted on: Dec 01 17:09

“This is MAGA Country!” hate hoaxer Jussie Smollett is likely headed back to jail after he lost his appeal in court.

Smollett will have to finish his 150-day jail sentence. He has only served 6 days in jail.

The New York Post reported:

An appeals court on Friday upheld the disorderly conduct convictions of actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and then lying about it to Chicago police.

Smollett, who appeared in the TV show “Empire,” challenged the role of a special prosecutor, jury selection, evidence and many other aspects of the case. But all were turned aside in a 2-1 opinion from the Illinois Appellate Court.

Smollett had reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men wearing ski masks. The manhunt for the attackers soon turned into an investigation of Smollett himself, leading to his arrest on charges he had orchestrated the attack.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 01 17:09

In a move that has prompted many to wonder which is the bigger banana republic, Venezuela or the US, Joe Biden's new BFF, Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro (who has promised to export a few barrels of oil to the US president - now that draining the SPR is no longer an option - to keep gas prices low ahead of the 2024 presidential election in exchange for sanction relaxation and defacto recognition by the White House that Maduro is the dictatorially "democratically" elected president of Venezuela, making a mockery of a decade of Western virtue-signaling sanctions), on Sunday Caracas is set to hold a referendum among Venezuelans on annexing (i.e., invading and taking over) a whopping 160,000 sq km of extremely oil-rich land in neighbouring Guyana.

Tags: SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 01 17:08

If your earnings rose by 34% from January 2020 to October 2023, congratulations, the purchasing power of your labor kept pace with higher costs.

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Posted on: Dec 01 15:38

 Welcome to a mesmerizing trip down memory lane as we dive into the captivating world of unforgettable 1990s celebrity couples! In this captivating slideshow, we'll celebrate the beloved couples who made headlines, captured our imaginations, and defined the essence of star-studded romance during that iconic era. Get ready to be transported to a time when the chemistry between Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, and Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman ignited our fascination and fueled our dreams.

Tags: HIDDEN HISTORY
Posted on: Dec 01 15:22
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Posted on: Dec 01 15:21

If you haven’t updated your iPhone, iPad or Mac recently, you’re going to want to install the latest patches now as Apple has released emergency security updates to address two new zero-day vulnerabilities.

As reported by BleepingComputer, these new zero-days have already been exploited by hackers in their attacks. However, Cupertino hasn’t provided further details on how hackers are using them nor has it revealed which Apple users are currently being targeted.

Both of these zero-days (tracked as CVE-2023-42916 and CVE-2023-42917) were discovered in Apple’s WebKit browser engine which powers Safari and is also used in many of the company’s apps for iOS, iPadOS and macOS.

If exploited, these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain access to sensitive information stored on Apple devices through an out-of-bounds read weakness or to execute arbitrary code by using malicious webpages to take advantage of a memory corruption bug.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET
Posted on: Dec 01 14:13

WASHINGTON, DC —The Rutherford Institute is sounding a renewed warning against efforts by the government to amass extensive, sensitive private information about individual citizens and their households through its mandatory American Community Survey (ACS). 

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Posted on: Dec 01 14:07

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s cybersecurity agency is burying evidence of its prior efforts to encourage the domestic censorship of US citizens online, silently deleting a dystopian video it published in 2021 instructing children to report their own family members to Facebook for “Covid disinformation.” 

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 01 13:14

The last operating blast furnace at U.S. Steel’s plant in Granite City will remain idled indefinitely, the company said Tuesday, extending a closure first billed as temporary.

The company on Tuesday also notified 600 additional employees that they might lose their jobs.

U.S. Steel spokeswoman Amanda Malkowski, however, said the company only expected to lay off a portion of those.

And a local union official said he thought the plant would keep operating with the same number of workers, at least for now.

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Dec 01 13:12

The Supreme Court announced that former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court, passed away Friday morning. She was 93 years old.

O’Connor was appointed by former President Ronald Reagan in 1981. She retired in 2006.

Fox News revealed that O’Connor died from complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Dec 01 13:11

Rep. George Santos (R-NY) is no longer a member of Congress. The House voted 311-114 Friday morning to expel him in the first House expulsion since 2002.

The historic vote sets a new precedent in the House. Santos departs even as he has not been convicted of a crime and has pleaded not guilty.

Santos survived two earlier attempts to expel him, but could not hold on after a brutal report from the House Ethics Committee on its investigations into his actions.

The ethics committee report included evidence Santos knowingly filed false reports with the Federal Election Commission, used campaign funds for personal purposes including subscriptions to OnlyFans and botox treatments, and willfully violated ethics laws as it relates to his Financial Disclosure (FD) Statements filed with the House.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Dec 01 13:08

Pfizer on Friday said it would stop developing the twice-daily version of its experimental weight loss pill after obese patients taking the drug lost significant weight but had trouble tolerating the drug in a mid-stage clinical study

The drugmaker observed high rates of adverse side effects, which were mostly mild and gastrointestinal, among patients. A significant share of patients also stopped taking the pill, which aims to be a more convenient alternative to highly popular weight loss injections.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 01 13:07

The arrest of senior Pentagon official Stephen Francis Hovanic in a human trafficking sting in Georgia is deeply alarming. Video footage capturing Hovanic soliciting what he claimed was a ‘massage’ as part of an alleged human trafficking ring intensifies the urgency of the situation. 

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Posted on: Dec 01 13:06

During a recent television interview, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of having over 200 FBI agents “embedded” in the crowd that stormed Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021.

“The FBI was not only involved in the actions on January 6 from within,” Higgins told Newsmax during a recent interview. “They had, I suspect, over 200 agents embedded within the crowd including agents or as they would call human assets inside the Capitol dressed as Trump supporters before the doors were opened.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 01 12:55

Why are we paying for their war? When will we start asking these questions. Give til it hurts you cattle…

via RT:

Israel’s war on Hamas will cost the country $53 billion and hamper economic growth into 2024, according to figures published by the Bank of Israel on Monday. Fighting has been paused since a truce came into effect on Friday, but the Israeli military is expected to resume operations in Gaza this week.

Direct military spending will account for $29 billion of the $53 billion total, the bank stated, adding that this figure includes military aid provided by the US. Compensation for damage will come to $6 billion, while other civilian expenditure will come to $6.75 billion. Lost tax revenue and interest on government debt will make up the remainder.

Tags: ECONOMY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 01 12:53

MTG: While some members, like Tom McClintock, want to bloviate endlessly while imagining themselves wearing a powdered wig, the American people want action. These members whine about “due process” while protecting Mayorkas from facing accountability for his violation of our border security laws. Impeachment IS due process. It would put Mayorkas in front of the Senate to face trial.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, IMPEACHMENT, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 01 12:50

Most people like chocolate but most people probably didn’t know was chocolate is harvested by children they probably pay them next to nothing and they charge a fortune for those chocolate bars

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Posted on: Dec 01 12:49