The suicide rate among veterans rose slightly in 2021 as federal officials struggled to make more progress in their outreach and emergency response efforts designed to curb self-harm.
According to estimates released by the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday, suicides among veterans were up 1.8% from 2020 to 2021, the most recent year for which state death data is available. The totals had dropped each of the two years before the 2021 reversal.
An estimated 17.5 veterans died by suicide every day in 2021. That’s the second lowest rate since 2007 but still translates into nearly 6,400 preventable veteran deaths that year.
Has Kiev noticed where the real political power is in today’s America, or is it just a way to pressure the Biden ‘administration from hell’?
Before he was an unshaven, military-clad worrisome wartime leader we see today, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was just a smiling, smart-looking, suit-wearing eastern European leader negotiating with US president Donald Trump in seemingly good faith.
However, a ‘perfect’ phone call between Trump and Zelensky was later weaponized by Democrats and used as justification for his first ‘impeachment hoax’.
Israel has now killed more Palestinians in a little over a month than in all the previous 22 years combined.
Reported Israeli death toll has been reduced to ~1,200 (The Israeli spokesman said the original figure of deaths on March 7 was an “initial estimate” – 3 killed in West Bank, 49 in Gaza), including 32 Americans, and ~5,400 injured). The names of the 1,162 identified (33 of them children) are here.
At least 21,927 Palestinians and 2,597 Israelis have been killed by someone from the other side since 2000.
Author Ben Bartee confirms in the article below, quoting Lt General Richard Clark that:
American Troops are “prepared to die for the Jewish State”.
What should be understood by this statement is that the US and Israel have a longstanding Military “Partnership” as well as a “Signed” Military Agreement (classified)regarding Israel’s attack on Gaza. Our analysis confirms that the U.S. is pulling the strings.
Lt. General Richard Clark is U.S. Third Air Force Commander, among the highest-ranking military officers in the U.S. Armed Forces.
While he refers to Juniper Cobra, “a joint military exercise that has been conducted for almost a decade”, his statement points to a much broader military-intelligence agreement (classified) which no doubt consists on the unconditional endorsement of the Israeli genocidal attack against Gaza by President Joe Biden, leading to the annexation of all Palestine territories to the State of Israel.
While this so-called “signed agreement” remains classified (not in the public domain), it would appear that Biden is obeying the orders of the perpetrators of this diabolical military agenda.
Webmaster addition:I notice that actual American troops did not have a comment about this!
The only Democrat who has announced plans to run against Joe Biden for the 2024 presidential nomination has hired a former Minneapolis lawmaker who backed a movement to abolish the city's police department.
The 54-year-old, who is one of the richest members of Congress, has enlisted the help of a former Minneapolis City Council member who supported calls to dismantle the city's police following the murder of George Floyd in June 2020.
Alondra Cano, 42, said 'the Mpls Police Department is not reformable' but is now part of Phillips' presidential campaign despite the fact he has been against the 'defund the police' movement.
Influencers are increasingly using TikTok to complain about the economy and their financial future, giving rise to fears among Joe Biden's team that his 2024 election chances could be imperiled by the platform.
Hashtags such as 'Silent Recession' are gaining traction online, which the White House worries is undermining their message about 'Bidenomics' showing positive signs.
Generation Z - those born after 1996 - and Millennials combined could account for as many votes next year as the Baby Boomers and their elders: the groups that have made up a majority of voters for decades.
Amid the ongoing fighting in Gaza, Israel is reportedly looking to hire construction workers to replace Palestinians.
It is believed that as many as 90,000 Palestinians had been working in the construction sector in Israel, but the terrorist attacks by the Hamas militants in October prompted Israeli authorities to revoke their work permits.
According to media reports, the Israel Builders Association has since urged the government to take steps toward hiring up to 100,000 workers from India.
"The country is very involved in the war across the border," Kelly Petillo, Middle East researcher at the European Council on Foreign Relations, or ECFR, told DW.
"More than half of Jordan's population is of Palestinian origins, Queen Rania herself has Palestinian roots and the issue of Palestinian statehood sees huge support from the population and the government," she said.
In turn, Jordan's King Abdullah II has sharpened his tone against Israel since the beginning of the war that was prompted by the deadly Hamas attack on Israel on October 7. During the Cairo Summit for Peace in late October, Abdullah II called Israel's siege and bombardment of Gaza "a war crime."
Since then, bilateral relations between the two countries that signed a peace treaty in 1994 and collaborate closely across economic, energy and security related projects, have reached a new record low.
As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier, House Speaker Mike Johnson released the first batch of January 6th footage that is accessible to the general public on the Committee on House Administration website.
Johnson, in a post on X, shared, “To restore America’s trust and faith in their Government, we must have transparency. This is another step towards keeping the promises I made when I was elected to be your Speaker.”
He continued to write, “This website will be updated continuously with thousands of hours of footage.”
As of right now, Rep. Johnson has released over 90 videos that range anywhere between 20 seconds to 10 minutes long.
PayPal Holdings, Inc. is a great company and their stock price reflects that. They are a leader in the online payment space and have shown consistent growth over the years. Their revenue for the most recent quarter was impressive and I expect them to continue to perform well going forward.
A video posted directly by Israel's Defence Forces claimed that it had found Hamas weapons and technology, as well as a "list of terrorist names" in Arabic, showing each agents' rota guarding Israeli hostages under the Al-Rantisi Children's Hospital in Gaza. However, a translation of the document shows that it contains no names but instead a calendar of the days of the week. Vedika Bahl explains in this episode of Truth or Fake.
Kazakhstan’s president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, hosted routine talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Astana on November 9. At the customary, post-meeting press conference, Tokayev said little that was new, yet his delivery marked a notable departure from the past. He opened his remarks in Kazakh, not Russian.
Tokayev’s rhetoric included the usual platitudes concerning the strength of bilateral relations, which he said were underpinned by “unshakable values of mutual respect and trust.” He went on to “confirm Kazakhstan is committed to the strategic direction of further strengthening comprehensive cooperation with Russia.” But in making top Russian officials in attendance, including Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, reach for their translation devices, Tokayev sent a clear signal to the Kremlin: the dynamics of the relationship are shifting as the Ukraine war plays out. Russia needs to actually respect Kazakhstan’s sovereignty, in deeds not just words, and adjust its imperial mindset.
Putin likely rankled his host by mispronouncing the Kazakh president’s name on several occasions in Astana, at one point calling him “Kemel Jomartovich.” It was not the first such flub for Putin, who previously has called Tokayev – whose patronymic is Kemeluly (or Russified, Kemelovich) – “Kemel Jomartovich,” as well as mangling the Kazakh president’s patronymic in a variety of other ways, Tokayev’s use of Kazakh may have been his way of offsetting Putin’s disses with a diss of his own.
A pensioner was duped out of £13,000 by a gang of fraudsters using a fake QR code at a station car park.
The 71-year-old fell victim to the scam, which involved covering over the real code on a car parking sign at Thornaby Station in Teeside.
After scanning the fake code, the woman was directed to a website which took her payment and extracted her card details.
Although the transactions were initially blocked by her bank, the victim was then convinced by a phone call from the fraudsters posing as bank staff, after which they had taken out a £7,500 loan within minutes.
Rail operator TransPennine Express has stopped using QR codes at station car parks since September following similar scam reports across the country.
Threat actors are leveraging manipulated search results and bogus Google ads that trick users who are looking to download legitimate software such as WinSCP into installing malware instead.
Cybersecurity company Securonix is tracking the ongoing activity under the name SEO#LURKER.
"The malicious advertisement directs the user to a compromised WordPress website gameeweb[.]com, which redirects the user to an attacker-controlled phishing site," security researchers Den Iuzvyk, Tim Peck, and Oleg Kolesnikov said in a report shared with The Hacker News.
The threat actors are believed to leverage Google's Dynamic Search Ads (DSAs), which automatically generates ads based on a site's content to serve the malicious ads that take the victims to the infected site.
“CITIZENFOUR” is a documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. It came out in 2014, but it’s even more pertinent today than it was then
In January 2013, when documentary film director/producer Laura Poitras received an encrypted email from a stranger who called himself “Citizen Four”
In June 2013, Poitras flew to meet Snowden at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong, together with columnist Glenn Greenwald and Guardian intelligence reporter Ewen MacAskill. After four days of interviews, Snowden’s identity was made public at his request
Today, Snowden’s warnings ring truer than ever. Artificial intelligence now scours social media, podcasts and videos for key words identifying “anti-vaxxers,” for example. It doesn’t even matter if they agree with what you’re writing or saying. The mere inclusion of certain words will get you axed from the platform
Next, the plan is to eliminate privacy altogether by requiring a digital identity to access the internet
The US expanded its partnership with a key Southeast Asian ally on Thursday, striking a new agreement on nuclear power with Manila.
The pact on reintroducing nuclear power to the Philippines was signed in San Francisco on Thursday on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit by Philippine Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, with president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in attendance.
Blinken said the nuclear plants would help Manila dramatically cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75% by 2030 and would help the island nation meet its expanding energy needs, which are expected to quadruple by 2040.
“With access to US material and equipment, the US and the Philippines will be able to work together to deploy advanced new technologies, including small modular reactors, to support climate goals as well as critical energy security and baseload power needs within the Philippines,” Blinken said.
Republicans are growing tired of endless US spending in Ukraine amid Russia's special military operation, Congressman Paul Gosar told Sputnik on Friday.
This week, President Joe Biden signed a short-term spending bill that included no additional funding for Ukraine as available funds are close to being completely depleted.
"House Republicans, like most Americans, are growing tired of the endless spending for a proxy war in Ukraine," Gosar said in a statement. "Additional expenditures for an indefinite and needless war is not something Congress will rubber stamp for the Biden regime."