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On September 6, 2022, I received mail from my Kaiser Permanente Davis Ob-Gyn reminding me of a routine cervical screening. The language of the reminder stood out to me: “Recommended for people with a cervix ages 21 to 65.” When I asked my Ob-Gyn about this strange wording, she told me the wording was chosen to be “inclusive” of their “transgender” and “gender fluid” patients.

Based on this response, several thoughts occurred to me. Could I expose the medical scandal of “gender-affirming care” by saying and doing everything my daughter and other trans-identifying kids are taught to do? Would there be the type of medical safeguarding and differential diagnosis we would expect in other fields of medicine, or would I simply be allowed to self-diagnose and be offered the tools (i.e. hormones and surgeries) to choose my own gender adventure and become my true authentic self?

If I could demonstrate that anyone suffering from delusions of their sex, self-hatred, or identity issues could qualify for and easily obtain body-altering hormones and surgeries, all covered by insurance as “medically necessary” and potentially “life-saving” care, then maybe people would finally wake up. I certainly had.

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Google’s Gemini AI program was caught singing the praises of communism over the weekend, declaring that communism is the future for humanity.

The Big Tech company’s multimodal large language model program allows users to generate AI images using text command prompts, but people began to notice that the program almost completely erased white people from history and has an extremely ‘woke’ agenda.

When a user asked the program to “generate an image about (the) evils of communism,” it refused to do so.

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The CIA completely controls Google and is working to secretly rig the U.S. election to ensure their favorite candidate wins, according to an insider.

Google’s monopoly status and its unusually high number of ex-CIA employees explains why its algorithm is weighted to disproportionately produce “news” from the establishment hard-Left such as the New York Times and CNN:

… you can have voter ID, paper ballots, get rid of “early voting,” etc., etc., etc., and still not have a functional democracy if the government can censor the information available to voters (e.g., Hunter-laptop) and plant false information (e.g., Russia-bounties, the military are “suckers and losers”). America does NOT have a functional democracy because of government censorship.

Granitegrok.com reports: Here is the data that shows the bias:

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The failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank have emerged as turning points in key Senate races heading into 2024, with Democrats quick to seize on the issue and in some cases attack their opponents over it.

In California, Reps. Katie Porter (D), Barbara Lee (D) and Adam Schiff (D) — who are all vying for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) — have made the role of banks a central focus of their campaigns over the past week.

Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego (D), who is running for Senate, has used the failures to criticize his potential rival, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I), over her ties to the financial world. And Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) has called for tougher regulations as he faces a competitive reelection next year.

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Israel on Monday unleashed a wave of airstrikes on a location in eastern Lebanon which had yet to be targeted in the war. Several attacks were conducted on the outskirts of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley. This area hasn't been struck by Israeli fire since the 2006 war.

The Bekaa Valley has long been considered a Hezbollah stronghold and Israel choosing to attack it signals a definite expanse and escalation of the ongoing conflict far beyond the south Lebanon border region, given it lies a full 100km from said border. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed in a statement that it struck "Hezbollah terror targets deep inside Lebanon."

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Women in Gaza find themselves on the frontline in a battle for survival. Devoid of shelter, safety, food, water and sanitation, they bear the brunt of a genocidal war.

Around 70 percent of all the people that Israel has killed in Gaza are women and children.

Around 1 million women and girls are displaced. For months, they have been living in a tent or in schools.

Every woman in Gaza is weary and at constant risk.

On average, two mothers are killed per hour.

Such a chilling statistic reflects a very dire reality. What does the future hold for womanhood, motherhood, childhood?

Behind the statistics, there are individuals and families.

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Fireworks erupted in the Virginia State Senate on Monday afternoon after Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears referred to transgender Senator Danica Roem as “sir” during floor deliberations.

The chamber was forced into recess twice over Democrat tantrums because Sears initially refused to apologize.

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A hazmat team and firefighters arrived to Donald Trump Jr.’s Jupiter, Florida home after the former president’s son received a letter containing white powder and a written death threat.

“It’s just become a little bit too commonplace that this sort of stuff happens,” Donald Trump Jr. told the Daily Caller. “Clearly, if this happened to a prominent Democrat it wouldn’t be tolerated and would drive news coverage for weeks. The media would blame all Republicans and force them to answer for it, But since it’s me, radical haters on the left will largely get a free pass and the media will barely flinch.”

It is unclear what the white substance was.

“The test results of the substance came up inconclusive on what it was exactly, but officials on the scene do not believe it is deadly,” a spokesman for Trump said.

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It has been widely reported that the U.S. Military is struggling to recruit across pretty much all branches. Lots of reasons have been offered to explain this, including the military’s embrace of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies.

Other theories include the new ‘wokeness’ of the military and Covid vaccine mandate policies.

One Army veteran named Jake Bequette, who ran for senate in Arkansas, had another explanation which makes a lot of sense.

 

The Washington Times reports:

Why would young Americans defend a nation that needs to be ‘dismantled’?

Recently, Ashish Vazirani, the Pentagon‘s acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness, testified to the House Armed Services Committee that the U.S. military missed its 2023 recruiting goals by 41,000.

Jake Bequette, an Army veteran and former U.S. Senate candidate from Arkansas, responded to this report by suggesting that no one should be surprised. Why? Because of what we’re teaching in our nation’s schools.

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In 2018, Ed Pierson decided that he could no longer work as a senior manager for Boeing’s 737 MAX program.

At the company’s production facility in Renton, Washington, he had watched as employee morale plummeted and oversight and assembly procedures faltered. He told his superiors but retired soon after. But then fatal MAX 8 crashes occurred in 2018 and 2019. He decided to speak up publicly and was then called to testify before Congress on the problems he says he saw up close.

Five years later, after a door plug blew off of a 737 MAX 9 in the middle of an Alaska Airlines flight last month, Pierson is again trying to sound the alarm. Regulators ultimately approved the plane to return to the air nearly two years after the 2019 crash, but Pierson still doesn’t trust the MAX line — the modernized, more fuel-efficient version of Boeing’s predecessor planes.

“The Boeing Company is capable of building quality airplanes,” says Pierson, now the executive director for the nonprofit Foundation for Aviation Safety. “The problem is leadership, or lack thereof, and the pressure to get airplanes out the door is greater than doing the job right.”

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DECONSTRUCTING H.R. 3202: THE ISRAEL LOBBY’S PERSISTENT ROLE IN SANCTIONING SYRIA

 

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On February 13, the U.S. House of Representatives deliberated on Resolution 3202, the “Assad Regime Anti-Normalization Act of 2023.” The following day, the House passed the bill with a 389 to 32 bipartisan majority. Now, the bill moves on to the Senate, where it will most likely pass with similar bipartisan support and a ringing endorsement from President Biden once it reaches his desk.

The bill was pushed with a veneer of Syrian support represented by the advocacy of the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) and the Syrian American Council (SAC) – Syrian opposition groups in the U.S. While its aims seem, at face value, to focus on humanitarian issues and a quest for accountability, the reality is much more complicated.

The Bill’s Stated Aims

The bill was presented to the public as a tool for accountability purely targeting the Assad-led government of Syria and any of its in-country partners. The bill purports to achieve this by “Prohibiting any U.S. official action to normalize relations with any Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad, “Strengthening the human rights sanctions levied on Syria,” and” Examining the Assad government’s manipulation of the United Nations.”

In keeping with the polite presentation of the bill, Moaz Moustafa, SETF Executive Director, said: “We are proud to see legislation that holds the Assad regime and those normalizing with war criminals accountable” as a response to the passage of the bill.

Similarly, on the House floor, House Foreign Relations Committee chairman Mike McCaul announced that “Congress is sending a message that it remains committed to justice for the Syrian people.”

The Bill’s True Aims

While the stated aims seem to be focused on accountability and human rights, the real thrust of the bill was conveniently left unmentioned in the SETF and house representatives’ celebratory posts on X (formerly Twitter).

One line, deep within the 22-page bill, reads: “Section 7438 of the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 is amended by striking ‘the date that is 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act’ and inserting ‘December 31, 2032.'” This hidden line, left out of all the explainer content dished out by SETF and SAC, extends the Caesar Act, set to expire in 2024, for eight more years.

Claire's Observations:  So what this bill allows the US government and military to continue to do, is assassinate Syrian leaders, without actually declaring war against Syria ?!?  

Legally, in this country, only Congress can declare war, and this bill relieves Congress from any responsibility for these extra-judicial assassinations; how bloody convenient!!!

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Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has asserted that his personal path to sobriety will be a key element in the Democrats’ strategy to overcome former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election. Merging personal success with political tactics, the claim has elicited a varied response of amusement and doubt within political communities.

Hunter, who has publicly struggled with substance abuse issues in the past, appears to be leveraging his story of recovery as a metaphorical weapon against Trump’s political machine.

Joe Biden has privately shared his concerns that criticisms from Republicans and the legal challenges faced by his son might negatively impact his family’s well-being. He fears these pressures could potentially lead to a relapse for Hunter, considering his constant battles with addiction.

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Former President Donald Trump has officially appealed the judgment from his New York civil fraud case. The judgment will cost him $454 million as it currently stands.

Trump’s legal team is asking New York’s mid-level appeals court to overturn Judge Arthur Engoron’s decision in the civil fraud case launched by New York Attorney General Letitia James. In doing so, the court would cancel or significantly reduce Trump’s fines.

The Trump lawyers asked the court to determine whether Engoron “committed errors of law and/or fact” and whether he “acted in excess” of his jurisdiction. Trump denies all accusations and claims both James and Engoron are politically motivated.

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Monday asked a judge to impose a limited gag order on former President Donald Trump, who is charged in New York with falsifying business records related to hush money he paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

In their request, prosecutors cited what they called Trump's "longstanding and perhaps singular history" of attacking people he considers to be adversaries, including those associated with his other criminal and civil cases.

The trial in Trump's hush money case is scheduled to get underway on March 25.

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Tesla's armored pickup truck, with shatter-resistant windows and ultra-hard stainless steel exoskeleton, appears to be thief-proof and now "California-tested" after a new video shows an unsuccessful break-in by a group of thieves. 

"Cybertruck is California-proof. Armored glass beats criminals trying their best to break in – even when jumping on the roof," X user Arash Malek said in a post. 

Claire's Observations; what incredible technology, but what a terrible "sign of the times"!! 

 

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A farmer and civil rights activist is complaining about the treatment of farmers under President Joe Biden’s leadership, saying that Democrats have taken the Black vote for granted.

Speaking to Fox News Digital, Dr. John Boyd (Jr.), the founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association, spoke about how he has not been able to meet with Biden to discuss farming issues and debt relief for Black farmers.

“From a Black standpoint, many Blacks, including my son, have voted Democrat for a very long time, and it looks like, when we raise issues like this, our votes are being taken for granted,” he stated.

He then added, “He’s losing support in the Black community because he’s not communicating with the Black community and high turnover and senior level staffers that should be communicating with the Black community. I haven’t had one meeting in the White House, not one meeting in the White House since he’s been president.”

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Oklahoma’s public schools chief last week called out the “radical leftists” he said are exploiting the death of a young student who identified as “nonbinary.”

Nex Benedict, 16, died on February 8, the day after an altercation in the high school girls’ bathroom. A cause of death has not yet been revealed, but police said the death was unrelated to physical trauma from the fight.

Last week, Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters criticized those trying to politicize the situation.

“I think it’s terrible that we’ve had some radical leftists who decided to run with a political agenda and try to weave a narrative that hasn’t been true,” Walters told The New York Times. “You’ve taken a tragedy, and you’ve had some folks try to exploit it for political gain.”

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Authored by Bobbie Anne Flower Cox via The Brownstone Institute,

It is clear to me that we are increasingly being governed by an “Administrative State” instead of by our chosen representatives. Indeed, we are more and more becoming a “Regulation Nation” which is a true threat to our Constitutional Republic.

What do I mean by that? 

I mean that we are being governed by regulations and rules issued by administrative agencies, instead of being governed by laws duly passed by our elected officials. 

Why does that matter?

Because agencies are run by unelected, government bureaucrats who are beholden to nobody but the person who appointed them. They don’t care what the voters think or want or don’t want. They don’t need to care. They don’t need your vote to stay in power. They only have to appease the politician(s) who appointed them. If they just follow the yellow brick road, they will land on the other side of the rainbow.

Shockingly, some legislators are okay with this, because it allows them to escape any sort of responsibility or blame for an unpopular (or illegal) rule that is implemented by the bureaucrats sitting in the agencies (you know, the ones with no accountability to us voters). But, legislators should not only care, they should actively work to stop the Administrative State, because not only do many of these “regulations” usurp a legislator’s law-making power, but they are wholly unconstitutional!

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I just got back from Ukraine, where I was visiting some friends.

Everything we have heard about what’s happening in Ukraine is a lie.

The reality is darker, bleaker, and unequivocally hopeless. There is no such thing as Ukraine “winning” this war.

– By their estimates, they have lost over one million of their sons, fathers and husbands; an entire generation is gone.

– Even in the Southwest, where the anti-Russian sentiment is long-standing, citizens are reluctant or straight-up scared to publicly criticize Zelensky; they will go to jail.

– In every village and town, the streets, shops, and restaurants are mostly absent of men.

– The few men who remain are terrified of leaving their homes for fear of being kidnapped into conscription. Some have resorted to begging friends to break their legs to avoid service.

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The countdown has begun for Rafah. Israel repeated on Sunday its threats of carrying out a major ground attack against the southern Gaza city before the start of Ramadan: the holy month in Islam, during which Muslims fast, is expected to begin around March 10. The perspective of a ground operation in the city, which was once considered “safe” for civilians, is fuelling international concern about the fate of the 1.5 million Palestinians trapped in the city.

“The world must know, and Hamas leaders must know – if by Ramadan our hostages are not home, the fighting will continue everywhere, including the Rafah area,” Benny Gantz, a former Israeli defence minister currently serving on Netanyahu’s war cabinet, told a conference of American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem on Sunday. “Hamas has a choice. They can surrender, release the hostages and the civilians of Gaza can celebrate the feast of Ramadan,” he added.

Having so far ignored the warnings of his Western allies, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu seems more determined than ever to continue the war against Hamas, reaffirming on February 9 that he was aiming for “total victory”. On February 17 he said that foreign countries calling on Israel to spare the city were effectively telling the country to “lose the war” against Hamas.

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Hold on tight, folks, because there’s talk of an economic storm on the horizon. According to Paul Dietrich, the chief investment strategist of B. Riley Wealth, a recession in 2024 could burst the biggest stock bubble since the dot-com craze. And it’s not just a small pop – we’re talking about a potential 40% crash in the stock market.

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A Guardian writer has hit back at the newspaper for failing to disclose a cat killer who murdered a stranger was transgender.

Journalist Louise Tickle accused the newspaper of “deceiving its readers” after it failed to mention Scarlet Blake was a trans woman.

The 26-year-old was found guilty last week of murdering Jorge Martin Carreno in July 2021 on his way home from a night out.

The incident took place four months after Blake replicated the Netflix documentary, Don’t F*** With Cats, by killing a cat using a blender.

In an open letter to Guardian editor Katharine Viner, Tickle said: “I’ve contributed to the Guardian for nearly two and a half decades.

“But as a result of an utterly dismaying news piece published on Friday, I cannot do so again until I’m confident that the Guardian is able to demonstrate that its reporters, editors and management understand what constitutes a fact, and stops deceiving its readers.

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Something odd is taking place in the oil market. While on one hand "data" dissembled by Biden's Dept of Energy and specifically its statistical arm, the Energy Information Administration, has done everything it could to indicate there is a glut of oil, which is understandable - there is nothing Biden's handlers fear more than an inflationary surge in oil and gasoline prices ahead of the November elections and will do everything in their power to mandate a dataset that has the most adverse impact on oil prices, the physical market is sending just the opposite signal, with spreads showing screaming physical tightness.

Consider the Brent prompt spread which after tumbling to a multi-year low in late December, has exploded higher to a backwardation around 90 cents...

... entrenching its strongest position since late October, while several other timespreads also the firmest since last September. The comparable WTI April-May spread was trading around 50 cents after hitting 75 cents last week.

Commenting on the surge in time-spreads, Citi strategist Max Leyton - who is far less bearish than oil permabear Ed Morse who recently left the bank - says they strengthened on the “perfect storm” of Atlantic Basin supply issues, and notes that supply issues include “ongoing Red Sea vessel diversions, US freeze-offs hitting oil output, worker protests disrupting Libyan supply, UK oil terminal logistics limiting North Sea Forties supply, and buying up of crude cargoes at the Nigerian Dangote refinery."

“Most of these issues could ease,” and the second quarter “still looks like a surplus quarter for total oil balances, meaning current strength could pause.” Of course, the current strength could very well accelerate if there is even one small geopolitical hiccup in the middle east where nobody expects any surprises, and where all eyes remain on how much more of its bitch Iran can make Biden, before even the US president is forced to retaliate even if it means 4mm barrels taken off the daily market.

Claire's Observations:  IF you drive a car powered by gasoline, please, when your fuel indicator shows that the tank is "half full",  fill it completely.  Although I know this may sound wasteful,  but if the "excrement hits the ventilation shaft", either through war or sudden economic scarcity, having your tank full, means that you can get to where you believe you need to go, to get to safety. Please encourage those you care about, to do so as well.

With "Uniparty warmongers" very much in control of this government, Heaven only knows what they are capable of doing to allegedly "save the republic". Such desperate acts may well include the suspension of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; and a return to the draft, coupled with COMPLETE censorship of all US news.

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Before the world had even heard of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Prof. Ralph Baric, PhD, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) knew about it, having received prototype mRNA (modRNA) “vaccines” from none other than Moderna.

Newly unearthed documents that were supposed to remain confidential show that Cambridge, Mass.-based Moderna sent the prototype vials to UNC several weeks before COVID was announced to the world. Baric signed the material transfer agreement for them on Dec. 12, 2019, followed by a signature from Jacqueline Quay, Director of Licensing and Innovation Support at UNC, on Dec. 16, 2019.

Two representatives from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the federal agency that was then headed up by Tony Fauci under the umbrella of the then-Francis Collins-led National Institutes of Health (NIH), also signed the agreement. One was Amy F. Petrik, PhD, a technology transfer specialist, and the other was Barney Graham, MD, PhD, an investigator.

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Hurley raises the key point:

The timing of Herridge’s termination immediately raised suspicions in Washington. She was pursuing stories that were unwelcomed by the Biden White House including…the Biden corruption scandal and the Hunter Biden laptop. She continued to pursue these stories despite reports of pushback from CBS executives, including CBS News President Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews.

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