“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth … For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” — Patrick Henry – March 23, 1775

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Important to understand is that there is not one single new or original idea in Klaus Schwab’s so-called Great Reset agenda for the world. Nor is his Fourth Industrial Revolution agenda his or his claim to having invented the notion of Stakeholder Capitalism a product of Schwab.

Klaus Schwab is little more than a slick PR agent for a global technocratic agenda, a corporatist unity of corporate power with government, including the UN, an agenda whose origins go back to the beginning of the 1970s, and even earlier.  The Davos Great reset is merely an updated blueprint for a global dystopian dictatorship under UN control that has been decades in development. The key actors were David Rockefeller and his protégé, Maurice Strong.

In the beginning of the 1970s, there was arguably no one person more influential in world politics than the late David Rockefeller, then largely known as chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank.

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The matter has been resolved. Israel, in the words of the Iranian mission to the United Nations, will be “punished”. 

This punishment is not just the direct outcome of Israel’s deadly attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1, but an overdue retaliation to many such aggressions. 

Why is Israel targeting Iran?

Israel has been bombing Iranian facilities in Syria for years. 

Additionally, and though Israel does not claim official responsibility, Tel Aviv has also hit Iranian targets on Iranian soil as well, including the assassination of top Iranian scientists. 

Quite often, attacks on Iran are coordinated between Tel Aviv and Washington, if not other Western capitals. 

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President Biden asserted on Wednesday that inflation was surging when he took office in January 2021, despite federal data showing the opposite.

Biden's comments came shortly after the latest consumer price index (CPI) reading was released, showing annual inflation accelerated faster than expected for a third straight month in March. In response to a question about inflation remaining high, he noted that the rate of price increases has come down over the past two years and suggested he inherited the economic issues.

"Look, we have dramatically reduced inflation from 9% down to close to 3%. We’re in a situation where we’re better situated than we were when we took office where we — inflation was skyrocketing," Biden told reporters during a press conference Wednesday.

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A viral video shows a social media user warning Missouri residents that a new bill expanding school choice initiatives could make it a “felony” for gun owners to have firearms in their homes if they choose to homeschool their children.

The video, which was shared Wednesday on X, formerly Twitter, by Wall Street Apes, features a social media user by the name of “redneckpatriot88” warning Missouri residents about the potential dangers of Senate Bill 727.

“If you know anybody that lives in the state of Missouri or you currently live in the state of Missouri [and] are liberty minded, you need to be contacting your senators right now and burning up their phone lines,” the man said.

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Authored by Jana J. Pruet via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Denver Mayor Mike Johnston announced a major shift Wednesday in the city’s response to the illegal immigrant crisis, extending support to six months but with only about 1,000 spaces.

Illegal immigrants rest at a makeshift shelter, in Denver on Jan. 6, 2023. Denver Mayor Mike Johnston announced a major shift on April 10, 2024, in the city's response to the migrant crisis, extending support to six months but with only 1,000 spaces. (Thomas Peipert/AP Photo)

The city’s nearly $90 million budget plan identifies how it will fund immigrant housing and aid for the remainder of 2024. The mayor’s pivot comes after the city failed to get federal aid. Denver has served more than 40,000 immigrants since late 2022, according to a press release.

“After more than a year of facing this crisis together, Denver finally has a sustainable plan for treating our newcomers with dignity while avoiding the worst cuts to city services,” Mr. Johnston said in a statement. “So many times, we were told that we couldn’t be compassionate while still being fiscally responsible. Today is proof that our hardest challenges are still solvable and that together, we are the ones who will solve them.”

Denver and other Democratic-led cities had asked the Biden administration for aid to assist with the influx of migrants into their communities. 

President Joe Biden asked Congress for $1.4 billion in funding for the effort as part of his budget. Congress refused and instead cut the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Shelter and Services Program from $800 million to $650 million.

Whether we'd like the federal government to do it or not, that was no longer a choice for us,” Mr. Johnston said.

City officials claim the new approach will allow for surges of immigrants while focusing on helping them become independent. The move is a departure from the city’s previous strategy of weeks- to months-long shelter stays.

The illegal immigrant will be housed in apartments for up to six months. They will also receive job and skill training, opportunities for skills certifications, unpaid job experience, food assistance, and help with filing asylum applications.

The “Denver Asylum Seeker Program” will act as a buffer and offer intensive preparation while immigrants wait six months for their work permits after applying for asylum.

Claire's Observations:  Continued unfunded mandates, will mean the death of some of America's greatest cities.

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Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

As we approach what is likely to be the most chaotic presidential election in U.S. history, troubling signs are starting to erupt for the U.S. economy.  In fact, CNN is actually admitting that “the long-predicted storm clouds in the economy may actually be forming”.  I can’t remember the last time that I saw a CNN article with a headline like that.  But at this point, it is becoming extremely difficult for the mainstream media to avoid the truth.  Inflation is getting worse at the same time that many key sectors of our economy are slowing down.  If you thought that the last couple of years were rough for the economy, just wait until you see what is coming next.  Tremendous turmoil is on the horizon, and the American people are becoming increasingly emotional about our rapidly growing economic problems.

On Wednesday, we learned that prices jumped even more than expected during the month of March…

Inflation jumped in March as prices for consumer staples such as gasoline edged higher and those for housing remained stubbornly high, suggesting inflation may be a bit stickier than it seemed just a few months ago, economists said.

The consumer price index, a key inflation gauge, rose 3.5% in March from a year ago, the U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday. That’s up from 3.2% in February.

Lots of pundits on television are telling us that this is really bad news for Joe Biden.

But if prices were only rising at a 3.5 percent annual rate, that would be outstanding news.

In fact, if prices were only rising at a 3.5 percent annual rate I would not be concerned about inflation at all.

Of course by now everyone realizes that the way inflation is calculated has been changed repeatedly over the years and so the numbers that the government gives us are essentially meaningless at this point

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On Thursday, the campaign of 45th President Donald J. Trump argued that presidential debates must occur earlier in the election cycle and not later, given the prevalence of early voting and mail-in balloting. Team Trump also maintained that it was in the best interest of the American people to have more debates than the three currently scheduled, given the momentous nature of the 2024 election cycle.

Trump co-campaign managers Susie Wiles and Chris LaCivita sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates, in which they said, "Voting is beginning earlier and earlier, and as we saw in 2020, tens of millions of Americans had already voted by the time of the first debate. Specific to the Commission's proposed 2024 calendar, it simply comes too late." The pair then speculate that nearly one million voters will have already cast their ballot by the time of the first debate, which will grow to 8.7 million by the time of the third scheduled presidential debate.

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JK Rowling is furious. And who can blame her? The recently published Cass Review has proven what she has been saying – and demonised for – for years. On Wednesday, the author and philanthropist posted on X to suggest that she wouldn’t forgive the actors-cum-activists she made famous for turning on her.

Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe (who played Harry in the blockbuster films) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) have both previously condemned the franchise’s creator for daring to point out the dangers of gender ideology. Now, in light of Dr Hilary Cass’s damning report, Rowling has said: ‘Celebs who cosied up to a movement intent on eroding women’s hard-won rights and who used their platforms to cheer on the transitioning of minors can save their apologies for traumatised detransitioners and vulnerable women reliant on single-sex spaces.’

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Who is the President of the United States in 2024? Technically it’s Joe Biden, of course, but ask around and you’ll get many different answers.

Many have speculated that Joe is not calling all the shots. Instead his wife Jill—or his cabinet, filled with the far-left of the Democratic party—are driving White House policy. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump looms large, leading in most 2024 polls as the general election contender to the aging Biden.

But Donald’s not just sitting in court these days, fending off what many consider to be scurrilous or even politically malicious lawsuits timed to interfere with his general campaign. Neither is he just doing rallies or playing golf at Bedminster. In fact, the former President seems to be taking up some presidential duties of his own as he had a surprising guest join him at his Florida home in Mar-A-Lago.

From Fox News:

Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron met with former President Donald Trump in a surprise visit to Mar-a-Lago on Monday.

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Update(1740): Multiple European airlines have canceled all flights to and from Iran, and flight trackers also indicate that skies above Israel are clear of civilian aviation.

Speculation is at a frenzy over the 'when & where' of the coming Iranian retaliation attack. "Anonymous US officials" have been feeding alarming headlines to media outlets all day - and among them the following:

Iran has readied a large number of missiles for a possible strike, according to three U.S. officials. Two of the officials said that Iran has readied more than 100 cruise missiles for a possible strike. Iran has also readied a sizeable number of drones that could be used in an attack on Israel, according to one official.

The officials said that Iran has been readying the missiles and drones over the last week.

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An Afghan national who is on the U.S. terror watchlist was put back in custody on Friday, according to the Department of Homeland Security, after he was captured at the U.S.-Mexico border and released twice into U.S. territory. 

Mohammed Kharwin is a member of Hezb-e-Islami, a group responsible for attacks in Afghanistan that killed at least nine American soldiers and civilians from 2013 to 2015, the terror watchlist indicates, according to NBC

Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended and released Kharwin, after he illegally entered the U.S. near San Ysidro, California, in March of 2023, despite suspicions that he was on the FBI’s terrorist watchlist. 

Close to a year later, in February 2024, the FBI notified ICE that Kharwin was a suspected member of the designated foreign terror group Hezb-e-Islami, or HIG. 

HIG, which does their operations out of Afghanistan and Pakistan, is described by the National Counterterrorism Center as a “virulently anti-Western insurgent group” who is known to have killed several U.S. soldiers and American contractors. 

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by Tyler Durden

Friday, Apr 12, 2024 - 06:20 PM

One week after the Biden administration slapped new regulations on key power grid components, the Washington Post reports that US oil and gas companies will face a 15-fold increase in costs to drill on federal land, under a new rule released on Friday.

Workers operate a drilling rig while plugging an abandoned oil well north of Shelby, Mont. (Adrián Sanchez-Gonzalez for The Washington Post) (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/For The Washington Post)

Under it, the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management will require drillers to pay $150,000 per lease on federal lands, up from $10,000 - the first comprehensive update to the federal oil and gas leasing program in over three decades.

Fossil fuel companies will also be required to pay higher royalties to the government on oil and gas extracted from federal lands - jumping from 12.5% of revenue to 16.67%.

That's not all...

The rule comes as the Biden administration readies a sweeping plan to limit future oil drilling across roughly 13 million acres of Alaska's North Slope, which the US set aside a century ago as an emergency supply.

That initiative, set to be finalized in the coming days per Bloomberg, comes as both oil executives and Alaska lawmakers have sounded the alarm over the plan - saying that it could thwart oil and gas development throughout the reserve, even on existing leases

Claire's Observations:  I am having a double palm to forehead moment at velocity,  upon reading this; do these brain damaged idiots in DC not realize how crucial oil and gas will be in the coming World War, which they themselves have generated with their stupid, pig-headed, and "not thought through" choices?!?

Yesterday, after my church's Praise Team rehearsal, I tried ,  as gently as I could, to mention to them that right now, it would be good if they and their families were stocked up to the gills with food, extra meds, and water.  I so hope to Heaven that I am utterly wrong on this, and that in 6 weeks, they can call me a blithering idiot for even suggesting such a thing.

Unfortunately, I am afraid that time is going to prove me right here.

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Since our school days, we’ve been taught that the Earth is made up of several layers: the crust, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core.

But the inner core isn’t the end of it. Scientists made a discovery deep within the Earth’s core – a massive solid sphere.

Two researchers from the Australian National University found that the Earth has an ‘innermost inner core’ that may have formed following a ‘significant global event’ from the past.

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In a shocking revelation, the disgraced former deputy FBI director admitted on CNN that the FISA application he authorized to spy on Trump adviser Carter Page was riddled with errors. McCabe acknowledged that there were “many mistakes” in the FISA application and described the situation as “regrettable.”

This admission has only fueled further outrage, with critics lambasting McCabe for his role in what they perceive as an abuse of power and a violation of civil liberties. Many argue that his actions represent a betrayal of the public trust and warrant serious consequences.

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This is the innocent 68-year-old grandmother who was punched in the face and pushed down the stairs outside a Queens church during a robbery that saw her sixteen-year-old attacker take off with her car.

Irene Tahliambouris suffered a fractured skull, black eye, and numerous bruises from  the vicious assault that took place outside of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on 152 Street in Briarwood around 8.20 on Sunday.

Her attacker Jayvaun Prince, 16, was taken into custody today in a gurney after suffering an unknown medical episode. 

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House Speaker Mike Johnson’s office told Breitbart News exclusively that he intends to remain as Speaker of the House after he cast the deciding vote against ending the deep state’s warrantless surveillance of American citizens on Friday.

Johnson, who is now rushing down to Mar-a-Lago to hope former President Donald Trump gives him a lifeline, is facing serious questions as to whether or not he can continue in the position after a string of major policy failures on his watch. Johnson intends to hold a press conference with Trump to unveil a messaging bill meant to stop illegal aliens from voting. The proposal is not serious, and stands no chance in the Senate. Using Trump like this, as a shield with a messaging bill that is not serious, has rubbed lots of Trump-aligned movement leaders the wrong way in a big way.

“He’s not resigning,” Raj Shah, the Speaker’s spokesman, told Breitbart News when asked about rumors that he was considering leaving the post. “No,” Shah reiterated when asked if Johnson was considering stepping down.

It’s worth noting staffers to Speakers of the House regularly behave like this in the end times for their bosses. Back in September 2015, literally the night before he announced he was resigning, the spokeswoman for then-Speaker John Boehner told Breitbart News he was not stepping down.

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The U.S. rushed warships into position to protect Israel and American forces in the region, hoping to head off a direct attack from Iran on Israel that could come as soon as this weekend.

The moves by the U.S. that are part of an effort to avoid a wider conflict in the Middle East came after a warning from a person familiar with the matter about the timing and location of the potential Iranian attack. A person briefed by the Iranian leadership, however, said that while plans to attack are being discussed, no final decision has been made.

Army Gen. Erik Kurilla, the head of U.S. Central Command, discussed a possible Iranian attack with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant in Israel on Friday. “We are prepared to defend ourselves on the ground and in the air, in close cooperation with our partners, and we will know how to respond,” Gallant said, according to Israel’s Defense Ministry.

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Gina Carano lost her career when she refused to lie for Disney. She seems content with it.

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Authored by Jeffrey A. Tucker via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

It’s time to declare as regards the internet of old: Requiescat in Pace.

In this photo illustration an internet page is displayed on a computer screen in London, England, on April 13, 2006. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

It’s dead. We might as well face it.

Nearly every large application and website in existence, meaning most of what people use on what we call the internet, constituting an estimated 95 percent of the main portals of information, is now compromised by some power somewhere, making them no longer part of the free world and no longer part of the army of truth.

If that shocks you, you haven’t used Google or Facebook recently. They are both heavily rigged not to get you the information you want but rather to push out to you information that someone somewhere wants you to have. And the situation is getting worse, not better. This is despite impending court challenges that are hoping for a restoration of free speech. If there were a serious threat that this would happen, wouldn’t we see the censored venues improve and not worsen?

The situation is heartbreaking and gives rise to melancholic reflections on the promise and betrayal.

My fear is that hardly anyone remembers a time when the internet held out the highest hope in modern history for the emancipation of humanity from the control of the powerful. I had a model in my own head of a mass migration out of the controlled and regulated physical world and into a digital realm that was so large, so potentially infinite in scope, containing so many nodes and so many content providers, that states would be hopeless in the face of it.

Yes, I was the paradigmatic case of the techno-utopian who got bitten by the bug of progress in about 1996. I was sitting there at my desk, newly aware of these things called websites, and managing one myself. I put up a few old issues of a newsletter. A few days later, I needed to look at that newsletter. I saw it sitting across the room. At that moment, I suddenly realized that it would actually be easier just to look at it online.

Now, you might laugh when you hear that story. But keep in mind that at that point in history, most people had no idea of the extent of the power of this tool. I did not. I knew that I could post things and they would appear on a screen. But it wasn’t until that moment that it suddenly dawned on me. By posting anything online, I could liberate any bit of information from the physical world, in which only I could have access so long as I was sitting there, and give that same piece of information to millions and billions of people, possibly forever.

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Hundreds of human rights activists with the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, including CODEPINK’s Ann Wright and Medea Benjamin, are due to set sail on multiple vessels in mid-April to carry 5,500 tons of aid for Gaza.

Their mission, aside from delivering the much-needed humanitarian aid, is to challenge Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza amid dire conditions, including widespread hunger and lack of medical attention intentionally caused by Israeli policies. Time is running out for many in Gaza as Israel threatens an all-out attack on Rafah and experts warn hunger and disease could soon surpass casualties from bombings.

“I have been walking the halls of Congress every day since October, going to rallies every weekend, writing letters of outrage to President Biden every night — and nothing has worked to stop Israel from murdering thousands upon thousands of innocent people,” said CODEPINK co-founder Benjamin. “What more can I do? I can go on this flotilla to try to break the criminal siege that Israel has imposed on Gaza.”

Webmaster addition: This is courage on display. Recall what happened to the Mavi Marmara? 

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Authored by Jason Rantz via mynorthwest.com (emphasis ours),

Privileged progressives, donning their white knight armor, are in the next phase of a plan to end Seattle Public Schools’ gifted students program — known locally as its Highly Capable Cohort (HCC). They complained the HCC was too white.

(Photo courtesy of KIRO 7)

HCC separates academically gifted students from others via different classrooms or entirely different schools. But in 2020, white Seattle school board directors voted to terminate the HCC over the objections of parents. HCC will be completely phased out by the 2027-28 school year. 

Outraged more by the success of white and Asian students than by the untapped potential of black and Hispanic pupils, progressives would rather drag achievers down than elevate everyone. These self-proclaimed saviors boast on social media about tackling inequities, oblivious to the harm they inflict. Indeed, the program to replace the HCC, and be implemented in every classroom, ensures that gifted students will be unchallenged, struggling students will escape the attention they deserve and teachers will be overwhelmed. In other words, everyone will be equitably harmed.

Claire's Observations:  To those with kids in public school here, particularly if they are gifted or challenged, if you can, pull them out at the end of this semester, and tell school officials that they will not be coming back, because they will not be served by the Seattle Public School System, start home schooling them.

Here are the laws concerning home schooling in the state of Washington:


This is going to be a lot easier than you might think,   To me, the basic premise of learning should be to create a sense of delight in learning,  and an appreciation of all the wonderful contributions humankind has made to our understanding of each other; the world around us; the good, the bad, and the ugly in human history; and the wonders of the arts;  mathematics and science. 

 Had I been a mom, I would have  also taught the science of sound nutrition to my kids, because there are so many foods now adulterated with "forever chemicals" out there on your grocer's shelf, which should not be touched with a 900 ft. pole!!

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Former Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton was met with student protests when she paid a visit to her alma mater, Wellesley College, on Saturday.

Clinton returned to the campus for a women-led democracy summit and to acknowledge the honor of a building being named after her as the Hillary Rodham Clinton Center for Citizenship, Leadership, and Democracy.

According to local news outlets, angry pro-Palestine students not only voiced their displeasure with Clinton alongside other attendees but also circulated pamphlets around campus slamming her.

In the pamphlets, which highlighted the argument that Clinton has “blood on her hands,” she was referred to as Wellesley’s “most beloved war criminal.”

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From July 1, authorities in Iowa will be able to arrest and deport illegal immigrants who have been deported in the past or denied entry into the United States. The bill that would make this possible was signed by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday.

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