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When I was in college, I had an acquaintance who was telling a group of us the following story: When he first got to college, he had a black roommate. Both he, the white story teller, and the black roommate did poorly that first semester. For the white student, he thought to himself, “Holy crap, I better really turn things around, otherwise, I’m going to flunk out.” However, the black student used to hang out with other black students in the dorm room and complain that the professors must be racist against them. The black student didn’t reform his ways and either quit or flunked out.

To the white guy telling the story, his interpretation was that if he (the white one) had an excuse to blame, he might have flunked out too. This was back when SAT scores were still the norm, so, more than likely the black student could have passed if he had been willing to work hard. I didn’t exactly attend the Ivy League.

I was thinking of this as I’m reading more accounts that the Democrats are going to try to use illegal aliens’ votes to rig the 2024 election. They already voted down the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) act. Their intentions seem pretty clear.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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Two days after the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, political commentator Tucker Carlson says, “It’s not crazy to think that there was something there, it was an effort to kill Trump, it wasn’t just a lone gunman.” The assailant crawled on to a nearby rooftop Saturday night while Trump was on stage at a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, 33 miles north of Pittsburgh. The shooter fired multiple shots, shirking Trump in the right ear. It remains unclear how the gunman, who was killed, was not seen and neutralized by authorities prior to opening fire. “At some point we may find out what happened on Saturday,” Carlson says.
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President Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt on Saturday, taking a grazing bullet wound in the ear. He responded with bravura, pumping his fist at the crowd and telling them to “fight” as the Secret Service tried to hustle him off. Several progressives on X alleged that the shooting may have been fake. This would not explain the death of Trump supporter Corey Comperatore, who died protecting his family at the scene.

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CNN quietly disbanded its “Race and Equality” team of reporters as part of a major restructuring that included firing 100 staffers this week, according to a report.

There were three reporters that made up the unit, which was created by former CNN president Jeff Zucker in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020.

One of the journalists was fired while the other two were reassigned to other departments, according to a newsletter written by black journalist Phil Lewis.

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Authored by Richard Truesdell via American Greatness,

In the aftermath of yesterday’s assassination attempt, I find myself asking: Why all the visceral hatred of Donald Trump? It manifests itself everywhere but is most visible among Hollywood elites and members of the Fourth Estate (the press and most of the mainstream media) and especially on social media.

What did this man with the orange hairdo do to these people?

First, I want to say that I am not a raving MAGA Trump supporter, not that there is anything wrong with being one. Some of my best friends are MAGA proponents. Despite what some of my friends and professional colleagues think, I’m pretty centrist in my political philosophies: conservative on some issues (staying out of needless foreign wars, putting reasonable limits on abortion), liberal on others (maintaining individual rights, being a staunch supporter of the First Amendment). I’m pretty much a “live and let live” kind of guy.

I think that as a nation, that’s where most Americans lie, from slightly left of center to somewhat right of center. Most of us lack a sense of ideological purity.

But I think Trump’s victory in 2016 was a reaction - to years of often invisible far-left control of the institutional levers of power - rather than any sort of revolution, January 6th notwithstanding. Trump was the vessel through which many centrist Americans vented their long-simmering frustrations.

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"The dam broke for me and many others today. I live in SF, where it's a social death sentence to voice support for Trump," tech entrepreneur James Ingallinera wrote on X moments after the Trump assassination attempt on Saturday afternoon. 

Let's not forget that famed investor David Sacks and other VCs in San Francisco have recently become Trump supporters, indicating the tide has been shifting.

Ingallinera wrote in the post, which has garnered 1.7 million views, "Regardless, I will be voting for Trump this election, and will voice my support publicly and unabashedly, social and financial consequences be damned. A very serious line was crossed today."

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Russia’s state-run Rossiya 1 TV channel ran a segment on Sunday evening which appeared to be in direct reaction to the US recently announcing it plans to place long-range missiles in Germany

The segment included the Russian pundits ominously warning that Russian missiles can strike European capitals. "Almost all European capitals will be under threat if our missiles are stationed in Kaliningrad: Berlin, Warsaw, all the Baltic states, Paris, Bucharest, Prague, and of course, the American bases in Germany," TV host and State Duma lawmaker Yevgeny Popov said.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski said Friday that Poland was “exploring” the idea of shooting down Russian missiles over Ukraine if they’re deemed a threat to Polish territory.

Poland recently signed a bilateral security deal with Ukraine, which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said included a mechanism for Poland to intercept Russian missiles, but Sikorski said it was still just an idea.

“At this stage, this is an idea. What our agreement said is we will explore this idea,” Sikorski said in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, according to POLITICO.

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The head of the UN’s Palestinian relief agency, UNRWA, said Monday that the organization’s headquarters in Gaza City have been “flattened” as Israel has escalated attacks across the Gaza Strip.

“Shocking,” UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini wrote on X. “UNRWA
headquarters in Gaza, turned into a battlefield & now flattened. Another episode in the blatant disregard of international humanitarian law.”

The Israeli military has waged war against UNRWA in Gaza, killing nearly 200 of the aid agency’s employees. Israel also accused 12 UNRWA employees of participating in the October 7 attacks on southern Israel but hasn’t produced evidence for the claim.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, UN, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Israeli forces have attacked five separate schools in Gaza in just eight days, killing dozens of people sheltering in them, according to Palestinian officials, medics and rescuers.

The latest attack on Sunday struck the United Nations-run Abu Oreiban school in the Nuseirat refugee camp, killing at least 17 people and injuring about 80. Most of the victims were women and children, said Palestinian Civil Defence.

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New incidents of abuse suffered by Gaza detainees at the hands of Israeli forces have come to light following a news conference held on Monday by the Commission of Detainees Affairs, a Palestinian prisoner's organisation. 

Speakers at the press conference in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, provided updates on the conditions faced by Palestinians taken from Gaza and held in Israeli custody.

Khaled Mhajne, the commission’s lawyer, reported on his conversation with Mohammed Arab, Al Araby TV’s Gaza correspondent, who was detained by Israeli forces during their raid on Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital on 18 March.

“Mohammed Arab, the journalist with Al Araby TV, informed me of cases of rape of inmates as well as torture in front of everyone,” Mhajne said.

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In 1992, U.S. foreign-policy exceptionalism went into overdrive. The U.S. has always viewed itself as an exceptional nation destined for leadership, and the demise of the Soviet Union in December 1991 convinced a group of committed ideologues – who came to be known as neoconservatives – that the U.S. should now rule the world as the unchallenged sole superpower. Despite countless foreign policy disasters at neocon hands, the 2024 NATO Declaration continues to push the neocon agenda, driving the world closer to nuclear war. The neoconservatives were originally led by Richard Cheney, the Defense Secretary in 1992. Every President since then – Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden – has pursued the neocon agenda of U.S. hegemony, leading theU.S. into perpetual wars of choice, including Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Ukraine, as well as relentless eastward expansion of NATO, despite a clear U.S. and German promise in 1990 to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not move one inch eastward.

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Authored by Flora Zhao via The Epoch Times 

 

The long list of unfamiliar names on ingredient labels of processed foods is already a cause for concern. However, many people are unaware of another category of additives never listed on these labels. These “invisible” additives are known as processing aids.

(Illustration by The Epoch Times, Shutterstock)

Processing aids serve various roles in food production. They can soak and wash ingredients, filter beverages like wine or juice to make them clearer, or improve the texture of bread to make it softer and more elastic. During the production process, these aids are consumed, transformed, or removed, rendering them virtually undetectable in the final product.Take fruit juice as an example. Using enzymes for juice extraction is a common production method, which can result in juice yields exceeding 90 percent of the fruit’s weight. By treating the raw fruit materials with several enzymes at a specific temperature for a few hours, the fruit “liquefies.” Specifically, cellulase breaks down the cell walls of the fruit, releasing more juice and sugars, while pectinase and amylase break down polysaccharides such as pectin. These enzymes improve the flow of the juice in processing containers and enhance its sweetness. They are consumed and transformed during processing, ultimately not appearing on the ingredient label.

Claire's Observations:  I want to know EVERYTHING  which exists in the food we consume, period, end of discussion.  When Mike and I go to our local "big box store", we both take our "industrial strength" reading glasses, to insure that nothing we bring home has any GMO material in it, or any headache triggers (like MSG)

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP
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The Indispensable Nation meme originates not in the universal condition of mankind and the nation-states into which it has been partitioned. Instead, it stems from an erroneous take on the one-time, flukish and historically aberrant circumstances of the 20th century that gave raise to giant totalitarian states in Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia, and the resulting mass murder and oppressions which resulted there from.

What we mean is that Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany were not coded into the DNA of humanity; they were not an incipient horror always waiting to happen the moment more righteous nations let down their guard.

To the contrary, they were effectively born and bred in April 1917 when the US entered what was then called the Great War. And though it did so for absolutely no reason of homeland security or any principle consistent with the legitimate foreign policy of the American Republic, its entry tilted the outcome to the social chaos and Carthaginian peace from which Stalin and Hitler sprung.

So you can put the blame for the monumental evil of 20th century totalitarianism squarely on Thomas Woodrow Wilson. This megalomaniacal madman, who was the very worst President in American history, took America into war for the worst possible reason: Namely, a vainglorious desire to have a big seat at the post-war peace table in order to remake the world as God had inspired him to redeem it.

Webmaster addition: Woodrow Wilson also gave us the Federal Reserve!

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Monash University Deputy Head of Immunology Professor Benjamin Marsland discusses the new research linking early exposure to antibiotics to long-term asthma susceptibility. “It revolves around the depletion of certain microbes … considered to be healthy bacteria in our guts," Mr Marsland told Sky News Australia. “As a consequence of depleting those healthy bacteria, we lose a molecule called IPA … where it protects airway cells as they are developing. “Early in life, the absence of this molecule can lead to an increased risk of asthma later in life.”
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A pair of recent military strikes on civilian targets in the Ukraine war demonstrate the expanding risk of escalation. Unfortunately, the United States and its European allies are directly contributing to that risk through their provision and likely operation of advanced weapons systems in Ukraine—all while simultaneously refusing to countenance a realistic solution to the conflict.

The first attack took place several weeks ago when an American provided ATACMS utilizing cluster munitions struck a packed beach in Crimea. The result was over 100 injuries and multiple deaths among the beachgoers. Those killed included three children. 

Coming from the Russian side, a children’s hospital in Kiev was likewise hit this past week with a missile. It is believed that at least two people were killed and 17 wounded in the attack, drawing significant rebuke in the Western press.

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Ukraine is ready to work with whoever wins the U.S. presidential election, including Donald Trump, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday.

The former president and likely Republican nominee, who survived an assassination attempt over the weekend, has pledged to restore his version of "America-first" isolationism if he were to be reelected, cutting aid to Ukraine and ending the war "in one day."

"If Mr. Donald Trump becomes president, then we will work with him. I am not afraid of it," Zelenskyy said at a press conference in Kyiv.

Bringing the war to a conclusion so quickly would likely involve Ukraine ceding territory that Russia seized during its two-year war assault on Ukraine.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Authored by Daniel Lacalle,

If you read the latest OECD publication, “Employment Outlook 2024: The Net Zero Transition and the Labour Market,” you would imagine that the world has not gone through the largest monetary and fiscal stimulus in decades.

The results are so poor, they are embarrassing.

Furthermore, the report illustrates the impoverishment of citizens and subtly suggests that achieving the net zero goal will present an even greater challenge. Translation: You will be even poorer.According to the OECD report, 20% of the global workforce is in jobs that will expand due to the net-zero transition.

The report basically tells us that the remaining 80% will face significant challenges.

Furthermore, it highlights that “low-income and rural households usually spend more on goods and services with larger carbon footprints, such as energy and food, because they are typically necessary goods.

Therefore, climate-mitigation policies, by increasing the relative price of carbon-intensive goods, will tend to affect these households as consumers disproportionally, with a strong impact on the real value of their income and wages. Recent carbon pricing reforms in many countries have indeed proved regressive. Recycling the revenue from carbon taxes in the form of transfers to households, however, can make this type of reform progressive. Yet targeting these transfers towards household needs is key to cost efficiency. ” Thus, we are doomed. Just look at the disastrous result of the carbon tax in the European Union, what it has done to inflation of non-replaceable goods and services and the widespread increase in discontent among citizens

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They earlier said the gunman was not carrying identification, so they analysed his DNA to provide a biometric confirmation of his identity. 

Webmaster addition: That raises a question of just how the FBI had a reference sample of Thomas Matthews Crooks DNA in the first place!

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Authored by Conor Gallagher via NakedCapitalism.com,

In back-to-back weeks Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended first the Shanghai Cooperation Organization gathering in Astana and then the NATO summit in Washington DC. The contrast was stark.

Erdoğan made clear Türkiye’s opposition to escalation with Russia and US support for Israel, while Washington tried its usual small-carrot-big-stick approach. 

Far more interesting was what was happening with Türkiye, Russia, and China at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization gathering the week before the NATO summit.But first, the problems with the world’s “most successful military alliance.” Türkiye is opposed to further escalation of Washington’s conflict with Russia. Public opinion at home is overwhelmingly against Israel and the US (during the NATO summit Erdogan said the US is “complicit” in Israeli war crimes). The US continues to support Türkiye’s Kurdish enemies in Syria while there are  increasing problems with Syrian refugees in Türkiye. NATO generally seems hellbent on starting even more conflicts, such as with China which is in no one’s interest, but only Türkiye, Hungary, and Slovakia are apparently willing to say so.

Meanwhile, Ankara is facing fresh sanctions threats from the US where the House of Representatives is pushing forward with legislation that would require the Biden administration to sanction Russian nuclear energy company Rosatom and its affiliates and subsidiaries…[and] authorize secondary sanctions on any foreign person engaged in significant transactions with Rosatom.”

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warns that the Israeli regime’s strikes against Syria will escalate tensions in the region and push it to a “dangerous abyss.”

Speaking to reporters during a briefing on Friday, Zakharova said Russia condemns the recent Israeli aggression against the Mediterranean coastal city of Baniyas in the northwestern province of Tartous.

She added that the Israeli aviation carried out the strikes late on Monday “under the pretext of arms depots located there.”

Tags: ISRAEL, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, SYRIA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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A recent poll showed that a quarter of US citizens back secessionist movements. Analysts say that this secessionist mood may be tied to mounting polarization within society. This trend is evident in heightened partisanship and strained relations between local governments and the federal government, especially on border security and immigration.

New Hampshire has joined the ranks of American states harboring strong secession sentiments. Its Independence Movement - NHEXIT - has accused the federal government of bringing the nation to the brink of bankruptcy.

"There are 2.5 million unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., and they are responsible for dragging the nation to the brink of bankruptcy. Not only that, but they are siphoning money out of taxpayers' wallets every year, trampling on the rights of New Hampshire citizens," said NHEXIT Now leader Carla Gericke in a statement for Newsweek.

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World Bank data shows 43 countries achieved a trade surplus last year with China topping the list, while 72 were in deficit, with the US ratching up the largest deficit of $1.1 trillion.

Russia earned $121 billion in trade surplus last year, placing it seventh in the global ranking, according to World Bank data analyzed by Sputnik.

Globally, countries exported a net total of $23.3 trillion worth of goods and imported $22.9 trillion, resulting in a trade surplus of $365 billion.

In total, 43 countries achieved a trade surplus, with a combined amount of $2.5 trillion.

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A team of snipers were inside the building where Donald Trump's would-be assassin climbed onto the roof and opened fire after being spotted 26 minutes earlier, bombshell new reports claim.

Cops at the scene noticed Crooks, 20, clambering into place in plain sight just 130 yards away from the rally stage and took two photos of him because he was acting suspiciously, sources told WPXI.

Meanwhile a counter-sniper team was inside the building that was being used as a 'watch post' during the event when Crooks pulled the trigger, The New York Post reported.  

It's not clear if he had the AR-style rifle on him when he was first seen scaling the AGR International Inc. factory or if he stayed on the roof for the whole time.

Webmaster addition: Wouldn't carrying the ladder have aroused suspicion? Or was it placed there before? And how would Thomas Crooks know it was there?!?

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Popular YouTuber James Klüg posted a man-on-the-street video interview he filmed in the aftermath of Saturday’s attempted assassination of Donald Trump where one deranged leftist said he supports more Americans trying to take out the 45th President.

Asked for his thoughts on the shooting, the random citizen said, “They missed. He should have died. He’s not good for this country and he never will be.”

 

Deranged Liberal: "Since he missed, I can guarantee there's going to be 100 people that are going to try to not miss."

Me: Would you support that?

Deranged Liberal: "Yeah. 100%"

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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Weissmann said Monday on MSNBC’s “Ana Cabrera Reports” that Judge Aileen Cannon’s dismissal of former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case in Florida is an “opportunity” for the 11th Circuit to remove Cannon if they think that this was frivolous.

Weissmann said, “I think it’s really important what Barb said, to think about what are the next steps because this is not a decision on the merits it’s about the procedure that was used. While I think that the bulk of the law, the balance of the law is squarely against Judge Cannon, this is something that the 11th Circuit or the Supreme Court can remedy.”

He continued, “It is also an opportunity for the 11th Circuit to remove Judge Cannon if they think that this is a particularly frivolous ground, something that  a decision that had been rejected by three D.C. and Eastern District of Virginia courts. It also is the opportunity potentially for Jack Smith to think about a different venue for bringing these charges.”

Webmaster addition: Judge Cannon dismissed the charges with prejudice, meaning they cannot be tried again. Second, the dismissal was based on the fact that Jack Smith was not legally a Special Council.

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-President Joe Biden is on the brink of failing to win a key labor endorsement as leaders of the 1.3 million-member Teamsters union consider backing no candidate at all in the U.S. presidential race, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters decision has not been finalized and is expected to be made in the coming weeks.

Not backing Biden, who the union endorsed in 2020, would compound political damage to the Democratic president's reelection bid.

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The attempted assassination of former President Trump has heightened concerns in Congress about member security, with some lawmakers even cancelling events and closing their offices in response.

Why it matters: The shooting at a rally in Pennsylvania, in which Trump was struck in his right ear, comes against the backdrop of a steady rise in threats against members of Congress.

  • House Republicans are set to receive a security briefing from the House-sergeant-at-arms Sunday afternoon, according to a GOP lawmaker and another source familiar with the matter.
  • House Democrats will receive their own briefing on Monday afternoon, according to an invite obtained by Axios.
  • Senior Democratic congressional staff will also receive a security briefing Sunday, according to a Democratic lawmaker and aide.
Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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