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"I do not recognize the authority of anyone to control my life and my body, especially if their sole claim to such authority is great wealth accumulated by questionable means." -- Michael Rivero
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday that Ukraine has received a “powerful offer” from countries that are willing to provide their American-made F-16 fighter jets.
Since President Biden approved the delivery of F-16s from Europe to Ukraine, it hasn’t been clear which countries will send the jets. European nations that are expected to arm Ukraine with their F-16s include the Netherlands, Belgium, and Denmark, but they haven’t made a commitment.
Zelensky signaled that a deal on the aircraft will be reached soon. “Our partners know how many aircraft we need,” he said. “I have already received an understanding of the number from some of our European partners … It is a serious, powerful offer.”
The former civilian head of the NATO alliance is warning that some Eastern European states are prepared to send their soldiers to Ukraine if the bloc does not make significant pledges to Kiev during an upcoming summit.
Anders Rasmussen, former NATO Secretary-General and current adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, is touring Europe and Washington to gauge the level of support Kiev should expect at the Vilnius Summit in July. “I think the Poles would seriously consider going in and assemble a coalition of the willing if Ukraine doesn’t get anything in Vilnius,” he said. “We shouldn’t underestimate the Polish feelings, the Poles feel that for too long western Europe did not listen to their warnings against the true Russian mentality.”
Poland and the Baltic States may send troops to Ukraine if the alliance fails to make a strong enough commitment to Kiev in Lithuania, according to Rasmussen. “If Nato cannot agree on a clear path forward for Ukraine, there is a clear possibility that some countries individually might take action. We know that Poland is very engaged in providing concrete assistance to Ukraine.” He continued, “I wouldn’t exclude the possibility that Poland would engage even stronger in this context on a national basis and be followed by the Baltic states, maybe including the possibility of troops on the ground.”
Russia on Wednesday questioned what the US might have known about Ukrainian plans to attack the Nova Kakhovka Dam in southern Ukraine using a US-provided HIMARS system.
The Russian-controlled dam was destroyed early Tuesday, and the Russians and Ukrainians are trading blame for the incident, which has caused massive flooding and forced thousands of people to evacuate. The destruction of the dam also threatens the water supply to Crimea.
In December 2022, The Washington Post reported that Ukraine considered attacking the dam during its counteroffensive in Kherson last year, citing a conversation with Maj. Gen. Andriy Kovalchuk, who led the offensive for Kyiv. The report said Ukraine even conducted a test strike on the dam using a US-provided HIMARS rocket system.
According to a letter obtained by Axios, Fox News informed Tucker Carlson’s lawyers on Wednesday that the ex-prime-time anchor has breached his contract with the network by starting his own Twitter show on Tuesday.
This breach of contract allegation puts Fox News in a position to consider pursuing legal action against Carlson, thereby escalating the contentious public feud between the two sides. Carlson’s legal team informed Axios that any legal measures taken by Fox would infringe upon his First Amendment rights.
“Fox defends its very existence on freedom of speech grounds. Now they want to take Tucker Carlson’s right to speak freely away from him because he took to social media to share his thoughts on current events,” Bryan Freedman, Carlson’s lawyer, said in a statement.
Russia is accusing Ukraine of blowing up the Kakhovka dam as “revenge” for a failed offensive. The act of sabotage may lead to “very serious consequences,” Kremlin spokesman Peskov has warned.
The dam was partially destroyed early on Tuesday morning, sending a surge of water downstream and flooding towns and villages along the path of the Dnieper River. Over 1300 people were evacuated after the dam failed.
Ukrainian forces have sabotaged the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam in Russia’s Kherson Region in a bid to deprive Crimea of drinking water and distract from Kyiv’s faltering counteroffensive, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed on Tuesday according to a report by RT.
Webmaster addition: The failed counter offensive presents a serious challenge to Biden's 2024 campaign. He cannot declare victory and cannot admit defeat! Following the debacle in Afghanistan, Biden will be 0 for 2 as a war president!
As reports have started to circulate that Donald Trump has been informed that he will face an indictment, Trump took to Truth Social to set the record straight.
“No one has told me I’m being indicted, and I shouldn’t be because I’ve done NOTHING wrong, but I have assumed for years that I am a Target of the WEAPONIZED DOJ & FBI, starting with the Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX, the “No Collusion” Mueller Report, Impeachment HOAX #1, Impeachment HOAX #2, the PERFECT Ukraine phone call, and various other SCAMS & WITCH HUNTS. A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE & ELECTION INTERFERENCE AT A LEVEL NEVER SEEN BEFORE. REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS MUST MAKE THIS THEIR # 1 ISSUE!!!”
Trump also truthed Monday:
“HOW CAN DOJ POSSIBLY CHARGE ME, WHO DID NOTHING WRONG, WHEN NO OTHER PRESIDENT’S WERE CHARGED, WHEN JOE BIDEN WON’T BE CHARGED FOR ANYTHING, INCLUDING THE FACT THAT HE HAS 1,850 BOXES, MUCH OF IT CLASSIFIED, AND SOME DATING BACK TO HIS SENATE DAY WHEN EVEN DEMOCRAT SENATORS ARE SHOCKED. ALSO, PRESIDENT CLINTON HAD DOCUMENTS, AND WON IN COURT. CROOKED HILLARY DELETED 33,000 EMAILS, MANY CLASSIFIED, AND WASN’T EVEN CLOSE TO BEING CHARGED! ONLY TRUMP – THE GREATEST WITCH HUNT OF ALL TIME!”
Meeting with sheriffs from four states—including several in national leadership positions—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the formation of a coalition of states to fight the border security battle without federal leadership on the cause.
“We have a great country. We’ve got a proud history, but this country is falling on its face with respect to ensuring the sovereignty of our country,” DeSantis said on June 7. “And you see the damage that’s been done at the southern border.”
“We’ve been hearing about this problem for many, many years—many, many decades,” he said. “And yet it’s probably as bad [right now] as it’s ever been. I think that this has been a massive dereliction of duty by the president.”
The Daily Wire’s groundbreaking documentary “What Is A Woman?” really changed the conversation surrounding child mutilation and ‘gender-affirming care.’
Recently, those at the Daily Wire sought to offer the film for free on Twitter for a limited time only—24 hours to be exact.
However, the video is still up! You can watch the FULL video by just clicking play on the tweet below, enjoy it before it’s taken down!
The Small Business Committee of the United States has launched an investigation into the Biden Administration’s alleged involvement and funding of non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The focus is on those believed to be pressuring social media and advertising platforms to remove small businesses based on their political affiliations.
The Chairman of the Committee on Small Business, Roger Williams, and the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations, Beth Van Duyne, penned a letter to Mr. James P. Rubin, Special Envoy and Coordinator of the Global Engagement Center (GEC) at the U.S. Department of State. They expressed concern over actions they say infringe upon the First Amendment.
The committee alleges that the GEC, alongside other federal agencies, has collaborated with private companies to remove user-generated content from various internet platforms. They argue that this constitutes the government undermining First Amendment principles by censoring certain viewpoints indirectly.
Bud Light is co-sponsoring a June 17 “all-ages pride event” in Flagstaff, Arizona despite freefalling sales and an ongoing boycott that started as a result of a company marketing campaign with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney earlier this year.
Bud Light is listed as one of the sponsors of the upcoming “Pride in the Pines” event, which will feature drag queens and other performers, according to a report from Fox News. Other high-profile sponsors of the “all ages” event include Old Navy, Toyota and Coca-Cola, though Bud Light is featured prominently in an event flyer.
The event has been billed as “family friendly” and a “safe space” for attendees.
Leading up to June 17, the Northern Arizona Pride Association has informed attendees that a “No Nudity-City Ordinance” for “all gender forms” is one of the requirements for the venue the event will be held in
Former White House Chief Strategist and current War Room host Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury convened in special counsel Jack Smith’s probe into strategies surrounding the 2020 election, as well as the January 6 Capitol protests, according to a report from NBC News.
The subpoena, which requests documents and testimony, was reportedly sent late last month.
Bannon left the Trump White House long before the 2020 election, but prosecutors have noted that he “encouraged the former president’s efforts to overturn the presidential election, and pushed him publicly and privately to resist Joe Biden’s presidency,” CBS News reported.
The grand jury investigating the 2020 election and January 6 is separate from the grand jury in Miami that is hearing evidence related to Trump’s handling of classified documents. Former Vice President Mike Pence, national security advisor Robert O’Brien and White House advisor Stephen Miller are among high-profile figures who have already testified.
Yesterday she was on Fox and was asked about the role that Cornel West might play in the upcoming 2024 election. Many times people discount 3rd party candidates because they don’t have a “real” chance to win.
However, what many people don’t realize is that even though they can’t win, they can still have a MASSIVE impact on the field. She dropped a pretty big bombshell on the show and I think it could spell disaster for the Biden campaign.
She was asked “Isn’t this candidacy more threatening to Biden in general election (esp. w/ young & voters of color) than RFK Jr in the primary?” and boy should you check out her response:
“The answer to that is yes. It’s very likely,” Conway said in response to Walter’s question. ”Amy Walter is onto something, and I’ll tell you why: Even if you don’t become president, you, as a third-party candidate spoiler, can decide who is the president.”
Last month, the University of Southern California’s Hollywood, Health & Society Program published “Trigger Warning: Gun Guidelines for Media,” a series of recommendations for the entertainment industry on how it should portray firearms.
Although some of these guidelines offer helpful suggestions, particularly about how the media should deal with the topic of suicide, the publication is aimed largely at motivating Hollywood to stigmatize lawful gun ownership.
The guidelines are highly critical of any attempts to portray the benefits of gun ownership, particularly for victims of domestic violence. They include a section on the “myth” of “the good guy with a gun” and are awash with heavily disputed (and often easily dispelled) talking points manufactured by gun control advocates.
USC’s guidelines may push Hollywood to “change the narrative” on guns, but nothing can change the facts—the right to keep and bear arms is a critical component of the natural, unalienable right of self-defense. And peaceable citizens rely on it all the time.
Almost every major study has found that Americans use their firearms in self-defense between 500,000 and 3 million times annually, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has acknowledged. In 2021, the most comprehensive study ever conducted on the issue concluded that roughly 1.6 million defensive gun uses occur in the United States every year.
House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-KY) revealed late Tuesday new allegations from a well-placed source that a bribe was sent to then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2017 relating to Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine.
Rep. Comer, speaking with Just The News, laid out details contained within a 1023 form that FBI officials have until now failed to disclose to lawmakers seeking to tie President Biden to the business activities of his son and other family members. FBI Director Christopher Wray authorized a limited viewing for the Oversight chair in response to a coming contempt of Congress charge.
When asked whether the alleged bribe involved a Ukrainian businessman who hired Hunter Biden at Burisma Holdings, Comer refused to speculate and said the name of the informant was redacted during his viewing.
“I probably better punt on that question. The name was redacted,” Comer said.
Webmaster addition: In addition to giving Zelensky leverage over Joe Biden regarding the war, this proves that Joe Biden did indeed have knowledge of Hunter's business dealings!
A new report says the long arm of the Biden administration’s Justice Department will reach back to the 1917 Espionage Act when it seeks to have former President Donald Trump indicted.
A report in the U.K. Independent said prosecutors will be asking for the indictment as soon as Thursday. The report did not name its sources.
Last August, the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and confiscated boxes of documents. Since then, the Justice Department has been reviewing the documents and investigating Trump, who has maintained he declassified large numbers of documents and has done nothing inappropriate.
A gynecologist is being blasted on Twitter for her comments on the social media site regarding a controversial transgender influencer.
On Sunday, a gynecologist named Michele Quinn took to Twitter to respond to a now-deleted tweet from a physician, which showed pictures of transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney and asked if he was a woman.
Dr. Quinn’s response to her fellow medical professional was rather snarky, saying, “Gynecologist here. The answer is yes. And you’re a bigot. Not a good look for a physician.”
Unfortunately for Quinn, other Twitter users were quick to respond to her ridiculous claim that Mulvaney is a woman, saying that it is rather concerning for a doctor, especially a gynecologist, to say that someone who is obviously a man is a woman.
As the Air Force struggles to ease its pilot shortage, it can still fill all its cockpits, Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. said June 7. But that has come at the expense of staff jobs normally assigned to pilots, leading the service to reconsider whether those staff jobs actually need to be filled by rated officers, he said.
Speaking at a Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies event, Brown said the Air Force is looking “across the entire ecosystem” of recruiting, training, and retaining pilots to find ways to close the gap in flyers, which has hovered around 1,800-2,000 for the past eight years.
“What I’ll tell you is that we are 100 percent manned in the cockpit,” Brown said. “Where we take our cuts are on the staff. So, we’re probably 70 percent manned on the staff.”
This is what I was thinking of with regards to the war in Ukraine.
Before the fighting started, all possible outcomes seemed equally possible. If you did not look too closely at numbers of soldiers and weaponry, that is.
But once it did start (when Schrödinger’s box was opened), it became clear very rapidly that Ukraine had no chance of winning.
So why are we still acting as if the box remains closed?
Because that way we get to spend billions more on armory, and we get western people to support Zelensky and his neo-nazis as those same people suffer from high prices for everything.
Any outcome is still possible!
Take the Kakhovka dam narrative, or Nord Stream or any of the numerous other examples.
When both sides accuse each other of perpetrating a certain event, Schrödinger’s box remains closed.
Which is exactly what our politicians and arms makers desire.
They don’t want us to know that they’ve been beaten by Russia, because you would no longer support their policies and their arms purchases. They want “superposition”.
They can’t very well declare victory -though they try-, but they don’t need to either.
They need uncertainty. Politicians, arms makers and media. They all profit from keeping you in the dark.
Presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says that he supports Second Amendment and would not seek a gun confiscation program if elected.
Asked about his stance on gun rights by The Epoch Times, Kennedy, the nephew of President John F. Kennedy, replied, “I support the Constitution that includes the Second Amendment.”
“I’m not going to take anybody’s guns away,” he said. “I think at this point in history all that would do is to increase this toxic polarization.”
Kennedy said that he grew up in rural areas, and thus understands how “integrated” firearms are into the culture of such people.
“It’s existential for those people who live in those areas,” Kennedy said, citing the self-sufficiency required to live far from civilization centers.
Webmaster addition: See The Right To Keep And Bear Arms
A sweeping law could see Australians jailed for three years for posting what’s deemed ‘offensive’ on Facebook in an attempt to protect minority groups.
Queensland’s Labor government has introduced a bill that would dramatically increase the maximum prison sentence for racist, anti-gay, anti-trans or seriously bigoted statements. Making such statements already carry a maximum six-month jail term, but that would be increased to three years under the new bill.
According to the Daily Mail, Inflammatory Facebook posts would be a criminal offence with the legislation covering ‘any form of communication to the public, including by speaking, writing, printing, displaying notices, broadcasting, telecasting, screening or playing of tapes or other recorded material, or by electronic means’. Posting a Nazi symbol on social media, or carrying it around publicly, will also prompt jail time.
The Biloxi National Cemetery in Mississippi, a graveyard for war veterans, has raised a gay pride flag to fly among the American flags at the entrance to the cemetery.
The decision was made possible by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough’s authorization for all VA facilities to raise the LGBT flag in 2022.
If the US wishes to be considered an authority on democracy and human rights, it ought to come clean about the killings of President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
During her regular daily briefing, Zakharova was asked about the statement by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who said Washington intends to champion human rights and fundamental freedoms in China and worldwide.
“Washington itself has long fallen short of the standards of democracy that it publicly declares everywhere,” Zakharova replied, adding that the US promotes “pathetic, hypocritical rhetoric” abroad to hide its neo-colonial ambitions and geopolitical interests.
“The history of American politics contains many unsightly facts that are deliberately hushed up by the US authorities,” Zakharova noted. As an example, she cited the Kennedy family – and the recent anniversary of the June 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles, during the presidential primaries in which he was a favorite.
The RFK assassination came two months after the fatal shooting of civil rights leader Martin Luther King – and almost five years after the November 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th US president, Zakharova told reporters.
“I suggest to Mr. Blinken to muster up the courage and publish all the materials regarding the political assassinations of the US presidents, in particular John F. Kennedy, and tell his people – his people, first of all – the truth about what happened in Dallas” she said.
“Only when they close the case on these political killings, can they try to correct other countries,” the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman argued. “While such egregious crimes remain unresolved, and the killers not found and convicted, if I were American leaders I would not open my mouth about other countries, and certainly stop lecturing everyone else how to live.”
Solve the Kennedy assassination – both of them, actually – and then maybe you will be regarded as an authority. Or maybe not.
Webmaster addition: See The Death Of John Kennedy: The Media helped sell the lie of the lone assassin.
The University of Pittsburgh demanded that conservative students pay $18,734 in security and damage fees after a mob of 250 leftist protesters rioted at their scheduled event, according to a demand letter submitted to the school by Alliance Defending Freedom.
On April 18, student groups Intercollegiate Studies Institute and University of Pittsburgh's College Republicans chapter hosted a moderated debate between the Daily Wire's Michael Knowles and BASED Politics co-founder Brad Polumbo.
The debate was titled "Should Transgenderism Be Regulated by Law?" The event included an audience question-and-answer session and a meet-and-greet.
The College Republicans planned the event months in advance, following all university policies and procedures, according to the ADF.
The university initially informed ISI that the event would cost $2,000 in security fees, ADF's demand letter explained. However, as the date neared, the costs increased substantially, the legal firm stated.
On May 19, ISI was told that security fees amounted to over $18,000. On June 1, the university demanded that the group "process this transfer very soon."
On Tuesday, CNN reported on a supposed bombshell story involving Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Anchor Kate Bolduan promised viewers "new details about the close relationship" between the two men and their alleged mutual friend, conservative legal activist Leonard Leo.
However, the report turned out to be old news, centered on a Federalist Society event in Florida three years ago where DeSantis praised Thomas as "our greatest living justice." CNN then showed a video of DeSantis and Thomas hugging one another.
The country may have narrowly avoided a debt default catastrophe by passing a debt ceiling deal on June 3, but that doesn’t mean we should allow the fiasco to fall into the memory hole. David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect, joins host David Sirota to dissect the event, discuss the political misuse of the debt limit, and explore what was traded away in this crisis.
While the Biden administration is literally advertising the deal as a bipartisan triumph, the two scrutinize its controversial implications: slashed budgets, renewed student debt payments, and major fossil fuel concessions. Dayen, who covers the intersection of politics and economics, questions the acceptance of such outcomes by the Democrats: Are these political tradeoffs, or do they represent the party’s true goals?
The Supreme Court will soon rule on college admissions affirmative action. (Heck, they might have already announced their decision by the time you read this.)
Here are some key points the Court should make in upcoming years to counter the growing antiwhite hate and discrimination of our era.
“What should the Supreme Court do next?”
In an increasingly childish age in which the dominant worldview tends to be similar to those of Marvel movies in which there are Good Guys who clearly deserve to beat up the Bad Guys, the Court can speak out for the grown-up idea that in American law no race is born good or bad.
All last week, something seemed…off. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something wasn’t right. Like there was a void.
Then it hit me!
As Texas Republicans were slaughtering each other in the statehouse, “red state Twitter” had gone silent! You know, those rightists who arrogantly boast, “Gyuck gyuck I dun lives in a RAYED STAYT, so let Califernya burn, AHM doin’ fine!”
But here were red state Republicans in red state Texas battling to take out a deep red AG. At the same time, in Foster County, North Dakota, Shannon Brandt, the man accused of murdering a teenager for being a “Republican extremist,” had his charges reduced from murder to manslaughter by the DA. Brandt could be out in five years.
Anticipating this brutal column, CNN has just fired Chris Licht. If the next chairman plans to last any longer, he’d better implement these changes right away!
At the risk of raising a topic even more boring than Ukraine, let’s talk about what’s happening at CNN. There was a major article (i.e., long) in The Atlantic this week about the civil war erupting at CNN over the new CEO, Chris Licht, and his attempt to turn the network into one that people want to watch.
The point of the article was to show that Licht is failing—CNN employees don’t like him, no one understands what he’s trying to do, and ratings are worse than ever.
But what the article actually illustrated is how completely out of touch the media are with normal people. Any effort undertaken by these dolts to reform themselves is doomed to failure.
Marburg is a hemorrhagic fever that kills the majority of the people it infects. Fortunately, no one in the United States has ever died from Marburg nor has any American ever been infected by the disease. The reason for this is not hard to understand. The virus is native to Africa and is transmitted to humans via monkeys and bats that live in that area. In other words, there is no evidence that Americans are at risk of contracting or dying from Marburg. Nevertheless, in December 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a “Notice of Declaration” in which they stated the following:
The recurrent but unpredictable and variable nature of Marburg disease outbreaks and the transmission profile makes marburgviruses a threat to the public health security of the American people, requiring vigilance and a continuing need for development of medical countermeasures. Similar to determinations and experiences with Ebola virus outbreaks, marburgvirus has been determined to have the potential to be a threat to US public health security.” Notice of Declaration
This is just wrong. There’s no evidence that Americans are at risk of contracting or dying from Marburg. There have been no outbreaks in the US and no proof there will be any in the future. So, why would HHS deceive the public on a matter of such importance? That’s the question?
Webmaster addition: Has anyone been doing gain of function research on Marburg?
The FBI’s informant file of a $5 million bribery scheme allegedly linked to President Joe Biden concerns the family’s business deals in Ukraine, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) revealed Monday.
In May, Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made bombshell claims after reviewing an FBI FD-1023 form that documented the informant’s allegations of an alleged bribery scheme involving an exchange of money for policy decisions between now-President Joe Biden and a foreign national. Comer disclosed the informant tip is dated June 30, 2020.
“Yes, it is Ukraine,” Comer told The Just the News. “This form 1023 involves a business person from Ukraine, who allegedly sent a bribe, a substantial bribe to then Vice President Joe Biden.”
The Biden family frequently visited Ukraine for its respective business. Then-Vice President Joe Biden served as the Obama administration’s Ukrainian “point person” on U.S. foreign policy. He visited Ukraine six times while serving as vice president.
Hunter Biden joined the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma in April 2014, two years before Joe Biden stated he forced the firing of Ukraine prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who investigated the company. Joe Biden approved an official statement about Hunter’s Burisma board position, emails show.