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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has rejected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's request to Western countries asking them to shoot down Russian missiles in Ukraine's airspace.

Addressing the fourth meeting of the European Political Community in London on Thursday, Zelensky again called on Western allies to shoot down Russian missiles and drones in Ukraine's airspace, as they did with Iranian missiles and drones during the recent attack on Israel.

"I see such a consensus that such steps are out of the question. The United States also has a very clear position [on this matter]," German newspaper Zeit quoted Scholz as saying on Thursday when he was asked about Zelensky's request.

Tags: GERMANY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Two years after President Joe Biden claimed US sanctions and export controls were “crushing” Moscow, Russia continues to grow at a faster rate than that of the United States and all other advanced nations. The country’s resilience was confirmed earlier this year by the International Monetary Fund, which predicted Russia’s economy would expand at a rate of 3.2% in 2024.

On the diplomatic front Russia is as influential as ever as a key player in the growing BRICS economic bloc, which was recently forced to turn away new members amid strong interest from the Global South. Internally, Russia remains politically stable and unified with President Vladimir Putin enjoying an overwhelming mandate and widespread support for the country’s military operation against Ukraine.

With Russia not only surviving, but thriving against the backdrop of US-led opposition, one can only conclude that Russophobic leaders are operating from a position of deep ignorance and naivete regarding the Eurasian world power. Such is the conclusion of former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who joined Sputnik’s The Critical Hour program Wednesday to discuss the state of relations between Moscow and the West.

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration using the state form. This decision means that Arizona residents must provide documented proof of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote with the state form. However, those who cannot provide proof of citizenship can still use the federal voter registration form.
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A prominent pediatrician is speaking out to warn the public about Bill Gates’s $11.9 billion plan to vaccinate a staggering 500 million children over the next few years.

The multi-billion dollar plan was recently announced by Gates’s organization Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Gavi revealed that the $11.9B plan, which includes $9 billion in new funding, aims to vaccinate 500M children by 2030.

The organization says the kids will be vaccinated with existing shots and “new vaccines” that are currently in development.

In an interview with The Defender, Dr. Paul Thomas, a pediatrician and co-author of the upcoming book, “Vax Facts: What to Consider Before Vaccinating at All Ages & All Stages of Life,” warns that the plan is dangerous.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Over the past two years, Sen. JD Vance (R-OH), former President Trump's nominee for 2024 GOP Vice Presidential nominee, has forthrightly shared his views on the Ukraine-Russia war.
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U.S. prosecutors have started dropping obstruction charges against defendants alleged to have been involved in the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol, in the wake of a crucial Supreme Court decision.

Government prosecutors informed defendants and the judge overseeing the defendants’ cases that it will drop charges brought under federal law Section 1512(c)(2) in light of the ruling from the nation’s top court, according to a July 15 filing.

“This decision was made in order to avoid disruption to the trial schedule for a five-defendant case, and the dismissal eliminates the need for additional litigation as to the sufficiency of the Section 1512 charge as applied to these defendants,” the prosecutors told the judge.

Prosecutors in a separate Jan. 6 case said on July 11 that they were dropping the same obstruction charge against defendant Mark Sahady after the judge ordered the government to participate in a briefing on the effects of the Supreme Court decision on his case and rejected a motion from the government for more time to assess the ruling’s impact.

“Given the length of time this case has been pending, the specific facts of this case, the other relevant charges, the current trial date, and the need to promote judicial economy and efficiency, the United States requests that Count One be dismissed without prejudice in the interests of justice and that trial proceed on the remaining counts on August 12, 2024,” prosecutors said.

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NATO’s three-day summit in Washington DC achieved the objective for which it was designed, to create a public forum in which all 32 members of the Alliance could express their unanimous support for upcoming attacks on the Russian Federation. That was the real purpose of the confab. The managers of the event, sought a dramatic display of unity to justify future hostilities with Moscow and to reduce the possibility that any one person would be held responsible for starting World War 3.

The summit was followed by the release of a formal Declaration which strongly suggests that the decision to go war has already been made. As many people know, NATO has green-lighted a policy that allows the firing of missiles at targets inside Russian territory. This policy will also apply to the numerous NATO F-16s that will be deployed to Ukraine sometime in the near future. (F-16s can carry nuclear missiles) Despite overwhelming support for these policies among the members, we must not forget that these are blatant acts of aggression that are forbidden under international law. No amount of public relations hoopla can conceal the fact that NATO is on-track to commit the “supreme crime”.

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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US President Joe Biden instructed to hold a public opinion poll to know the opinion of Americans about chances of Vice President Kamala Harris to win the presidential race if she replaces him, ABC television reported, citing an official.

According to him, Biden has become more responsive to calls for withdrawing from the race.

"The official noted that the president is wiped and exhausted, but the COVID-19 diagnosis gives him a chance to bring people together, have conversations and think while he recovers in Delaware," the TV channel said.

Axios web portal said earlier that Biden might announce the step-down from the presidential race as early as on July 20-21 in view of growing pressure from Congress leaders, Democratic Party members and close friends.

Webmaster addition: Biden just announced he is staying in the race.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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In the fast-paced world of financial markets, the allure of quick gains often overshadows the lurking dangers. One such phenomenon, the rise of zero-days-to-expiration (0DTE) call options, has captivated traders with its promise of rapid profits. However, beneath this glittering surface lies a potential catastrophe that could send shockwaves through the market.
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It’s been seven decades ever since scientists started working on nuclear fusion technology, with the allure of almost limitless clean energy proving too powerful to resist. Unfortunately, milestones have fallen time and again, giving rise to the running joke that a practical nuclear fusion power plant could be decades, if not centuries, away. 

For nearly two decades, the world’s hopes of building a practical nuclear fusion plant have rested on France-based International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), funded and run by seven member countries since 2006. Like many nuclear power projects, ITER has come under scrutiny for repeated delays and massive cost overruns. Indeed, Charles Seife, director of the Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism at New York University, recently sued ITER for lack of transparency. 

According to Seife, ITER project costs have surpassed  €20 billion ($21.8 billion), more than four times the original budget of €5 billion (then $5.5 billion) and nearly a decade late from its 2016 delivery date.

Now, however, the fusion sector might finally have something to show to the world for all its troubles thanks to a major milestone by a Chinese startup. Shanghai-based Energy Singularity has effectively completed the engineering feasibility verification of high-temperature superconducting for its Honghuang 70 (HH70) tokamak device, giving China a first-mover advantage in the critical field of high-temperature superconducting magnetic confinement fusion. Energy Singularity has also become the world's first commercial company to build and operate an all-superconducting tokamak.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, ENERGY, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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If shutting down oil pipelines, banning fracking and punishing automobile manufacturers for their “carbon footprint” wasn’t enough, the left-wing climate change activists are now looking to use their hysterical conjecture and authoritarian climate lawfare to end the oil industry as we know it and make Americans dependent on an electric vehicle grid.

"Climate murder" charges are coming

To accomplish this, left-wing climate activists (who believe the world is ending if we don’t stop carbon emissions) are introducing a new concept called “CLIMATE MURDER.” Under this authoritarian new rule, oil companies can be accused of second-degree murder when temperatures rise in the summer, leading to inevitable heat-related deaths.

If accepted as precedent, the same “climate murder” conjecture can apply to deaths that result from other natural weather phenomenon such as tornadoes, earthquakes, lightning, flash-flooding, wildfires and hurricanes.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE
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Those who hate America — and who hate Trump as a result — have no filters for their rhetoric, no boundaries for their contempt, and no restrictions on their destructive actions.

“If they’re willing to assassinate a future president, what would they be willing to do to the future economy?”

This question was posed by Genesis Gold Group CEO Jonathan Rose during a recent interview. It’s a concern that may not be at top-of-mind for most Americans today, but it’s something that should definitely be considered, especially with the increasing likelihood that Trump will be reelected.

Never since The Great Depression has America’s economy been so fragile. There have been harder financial times since then, but during those situations the federal government was not burdened by the insane level of debt we face today. There were no nations pushing for de-dollarization back then, but today it’s a creeping specter that seems inevitable following the end of Petrodollar agreement in June.

During past economic crises, the United States was not contending with BRICS. We were not staring at a paradigm shift in money as represented by Central Bank Digital Currencies. Perhaps most importantly, we were not as burdened by existential threats such as an open southern border.

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The walls closed in even further on President Joe Biden on Friday as a flurry of Democrats joined calls for him to drop out of the presidential race.

The 81-year-old released a defiant statement on Friday morning slamming Donald Trump's Republican convention speech and insisting he was 'looking forward' to getting back on the campaign trail.

By 1pm Eastern Time on Friday morning, a third Democratic Senator had called for Biden to step aside, and the 30th House Democrat urged him to call it quits. 

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Some critics on social media accused Goldberg of attacking Trump's granddaughter.

"Shame On YOU Whoopi & The PRODUCERS of The View For Allowing It To Air. Whoopi Should Be Fired From The View!" said the official account for the retired wrestler Sgt. Slaughter. "Completely Uncalled For, Distasteful, Disrespectful & Inappropriate."

"Whoopi Goldberg mocked Trump’s 17-year-old granddaughter’s speech. She’s going after a minor. Absolutely sick," responded the popular Libs of TikTok account.

"Whoopi is officially broken," read another response.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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A truly gut-wrenching video the Philadelphia Police Department released Friday revealed that a female suspect opened fire on a street in broad daylight, wounding a baby in a stroller.

Just before 6 p.m. Thursday, a couple was walking along the 4000 block of Meridian Street in the Holmesburg section of the city, pushing their 7-month-old son in a stroller, WCAU-TV reported. Suddenly, a woman approached the couple and began firing a gun.

'Black female, heavy build, long dreadlocks, black sweatshirt with large front graphic, light blue jeans, black shoes with white soles.'

The video shows the suspect firing at least three shots — two at one parent, and one at the other. The suspect then walks away, and the parents flee.

The video also captured yelling between the suspect and victims. The mother appears to cry out about her "baby," while the suspect responds by calling the woman a "b****." Otherwise, their other words are unintelligible.

Webmaster addition: This nation has lost its moral compass!

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The response by a large portion of the political left to the attempted assassination of Donald Trump has revealed a disturbing ideological madness - A dedication to lies and delusions that goes deep into the realm of zealotry.  It's something that thousands of commentators have warned about over the years.  The general public has long denied the claim as being "reactionary" and many thought conservatives were exaggerating. Recent events prove otherwise.

What else would you expect from the same group of people that can't define what a woman is?  The same people that think sexualized drag performances and graphically sexual picture books are a good idea for young children in public schools?  The same people that engaged in years of violent rioting because of the death of a hardcore criminal and fentanyl addict who happened to be black?  The same people that supported medical authoritarianism and mass censorship during the covid pandemic? The same people that claimed "stagflation was transitory"?  The people that bought into the Russiagate hoax, refused to believe that Hunter Biden's laptop was real and denied Joe Biden's steep cognitive decline? 

This zealotry continues to be exposed through their response to the attempted assassination of Donal Trump.  The narrative in the media is that now is the time for "cool heads" and calm, yet, at the same time they are working diligently to peddle the conspiracy that the plot was staged by Trump himself.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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'All-In' podcast host Jason Calacanis asked on X, "I guess crowdstrike doesn't do staged rollouts?" 

Elon Musk responded: "We just deleted Crowdstrike from all our systems, so no rollouts at all." Webmaster addition: It's time to rethink the banning of Kaspersky!

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS
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The organization “Arizona for Abortion Access” has sued to remove the phrase “unborn human person” from voter pamphlets.

According to the Associated Press, the organization filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court after the 2024 General Election Publicity Pamphlet used the phrase “unborn human person” in describing a pro-abortion constitutional amendment, arguing that the phrase is “politically charged” as opposed to the “neutral, medical term” of “fetus.”

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US banks have announced the closure 30 more branches across the US - all in just one week. 

Wells Fargo said it would be shuttering nine - more than any other bank - in the latest weekly closures report, which runs from July 7 to 13. 

Bank of America and US Bank both said that they are closing eight locations each, while Chase one. 

The others are from FSNB, Greenville Fed, Huntington and Schaumburg Bank & Trust Co.

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There was a lot of talk about divine intervention at the Republican Convention this week. The country has witnessed a rush of seemingly providential events since the fateful night of June 27th when, to universal horror, “Joe Biden” was unmasked as The Phantom of the White House. The attempt on Donald Trump’s life Saturday, with its intimations of blob involvement, was only the latest of countless trips, hoaxes, capers, and ops that smacked of demonic inspiration laid on the public, so you can’t blame them for feeling that “God is among us now.”

A huge piece of this dynamic has been the Right’s amazing impotence in the eight-year-long march of insults to the republic - especially the failure to find relief for any of that in the courts of law, until last month when the SCOTUS finally kneecapped Democratic Party lawfare operations. A paramount example of that impotence was being unable to find one jurisdiction willing to adjudicate election fraud in 2020 on the merit of the arguments.

But there was much more, starting with collective helplessness in the drawn-out RussiaGate psychodrama, even when all the players and their many nefarious acts were exposed by the alt news media, and extending to the mendacious roguery of the two-year Mueller (Weissmann) Commission, followed by fifty-one former intel higher-ups labeling Hunter Biden’s laptop “Russian disinformation, followed by Rep. Adam Schiff’s Ukraine “whistleblower” prank featuring CIA/NSC/DOD/DOJ moles Eric Ciaramella, Colonel Vindman and IC Inspector General Michael Atkinson, and then the FBI-instigated J-6 riot with the ensuing  faked-up House J-6 committee . . . plus you can throw in the stupid Ukraine war, the drag queens in the kindergartens, the bumbling Durham investigation, ten million unvetted illegal migrants flowing into the country and this year’s four show-trials put on to finally break Mr. Trump.

For many in this land, it has been like the classic nightmare of being paralyzed in the presence of evil. So, it’s no wonder that the Republicans came into their convention with a tremendous tailwind of relief when events suddenly broke their way in June. Now, everyone knows that the current president is a vindictive invalid who will be tossed overboard by his own terrified party in a matter of hours now. And the entire scaffold of lies supporting “Joe Biden” and his party is wobbling badly, too.

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As of now, there hasn’t been a record number of bankruptcies among companies with assets above $50 million. The Bloomberg Bankruptcy Index, which considers both the size and number of bankruptcies, remains relatively low. This suggests that while smaller companies, particularly in the mortgage and real estate sectors, may be struggling, larger financial institutions have not yet faced significant distress.
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“No hope or dream we have for America can succeed unless we stop the illegal immigrant invasion,” President Donald Trump told the GOP’s 2024 convention and his nationwide audience.

He continued using the “invasion” term, despite the hostility of establishment media outlets who prefer to tout the migrants’ claims of victimization and U.S. progressives’ claim that the United States is a “Nation of Immigrants.” He said:

There’s never been an invasion like this, anywhere Third World countries would fight with sticks and stones not to let this happen. The invasion at our southern border, we will stop it, and we will stop it quickly …

The greatest invasion in history is taking place right here in our country. They are coming in from every corner, not just from South America, but from Africa, Asia, the Middle East. They’re coming from everywhere. They’re coming at levels that we’ve never seen before. It is an invasion indeed that this administration does absolutely nothing to stop them. They’re coming from prisons. They’re coming from jails.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Yuval Harari is best known as a globalist “philosopher” or “guru” closely tied to the World Economic Forum.  He is infamous for his Ted Talks and summit speeches declaring the coming abandonment of personal individualism and independence while elevating AI as the harbinger of a new technological religion.  He joyously preaches about the fusion of AI technology with the human body to give certain elitist groups the power of “gods.” His notions of the supposedly infinite abilities of algorithms to influence culture and politics are so overblown they enter into the realm of children’s fantasy.

I mention Harari often in my work because I believe he is a kind of litmus test for the true intentions of globalists.  He’s a lot like Henry Kissinger in his New World Order zealotry – He has a hard time keeping his mouth shut about the greater agenda and this works to our advantage.  If you really want to know what the elites plans are, look up past discussions by true believers like Harari.  When they start preaching their dark gospel they can barely control themselves.

Webmaster addition: You don't need to sell me; I am already going to vote for Trump!

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Saudi Arabia privately hinted earlier this year it might sell some European debt holdings if the Group of Seven decided to seize almost $300 billion of Russia’s frozen assets, people familiar with the matter said, Report informs via Bloomberg.

The kingdom’s finance ministry told some G-7 counterparts of its opposition to the idea, which was meant to support Ukraine, with one person describing it as a veiled threat. The Saudis specifically mentioned debt issued by the French treasury, two of the people said.

In May and June, the G-7 was exploring different options regarding the Russian central bank’s funds. The group eventually agreed to tap the profits generated and leave the assets themselves alone despite a US and UK push for allies to consider bolder options, including a direct seizure. Some euro-member nations were against that idea, concerned it could undermine the currency.

Saudi Arabia’s stance likely influenced the reluctance of those countries, said the people, who asked not to be identified to discuss private conversations.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, SAUDI ARABIA, WHITE HOUSE
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