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"History has shown that the honest man loses to the teller of white lies, who loses to the teller of black lies, who loses to the cheat, who loses to the thief, who loses to the extortionist, who loses to the murderer, who loses to the drug lord, who loses to the genocidal tyrant. The question in these dark times is not what is the government capable of, but what is it NOT capable of!" -- Michael Rivero
Park Hotels and Resorts CEO, Thomas Baltimore Jr., announced on Monday that the company has ceased making mortgage payments on its $725 million loan due in November for two San Francisco locations.
The company stated on its website that it intends to work with loan servicers to determine the most effective path forward, which is expected to result in the ultimate removal of these hotels from its portfolio.
Baltimore Jr. explained that the decision was made after much thought and consideration, believing that it is in the best interest of Park's stockholders to reduce their current exposure to the San Francisco market. He cited several challenges that the city is facing, including record high office vacancy, concerns over street conditions, and lower return to office than peer cities. Additionally, a weaker-than-expected citywide convention calendar through 2027 will negatively impact business and leisure demand and will likely significantly reduce compression in the city for the foreseeable future.
The Biden administration has unveiled a new set of measures to safeguard the rights and safety of LGBTQI+ communities across the United States.
The measures include the creation of a new position within the Department of Education that will oversee "book bans." The White House has vowed to crack down on "efforts that disproportionately strip books about LGBTQI+ communities, communities of color, and other communities off of library and classroom shelves."
The coordinator is expected to "work to provide new trainings for schools nationwide on how book bans that target specific communities and create a hostile school environment may violate federal civil rights laws."
TUSK, the conservative tech firm that brought forth a unique web browser and search platform as an alternative to mainstream search providers such as Google and DuckDuckGo, is facing a significant setback.
Its subsidiary project GIPPR AI, an offshoot of OpenAI's ChatGPT programmed to mitigate the latter's perceived left-leaning bias, has been abruptly shut down. The chatbot was named in tribute to Ronald Reagan, the Republican President known as "The Gipper."
The decision, announced on TUSK's website, came after OpenAI cited policy violations, particularly concerning "deceptive activity and coordinated inauthentic behavior." The tech giant's rationale has been framed around maintaining safety, a reason often given by Silicon Valley when justifying similar actions.
In a statement, Tusk responded: "We regret to inform our users that our chatbot provider, ChatGPT by OpenAI, is curtailing our free speech and forcing us to conform to their requirements for what can or cannot be said. They claim our GIPPR AI is not in compliance with their policies. Nothing could be further from the truth!"
In an unsettling incident on May 26 in Baltimore, Maryland, two elderly men participating in a pro-life demonstration were allegedly assaulted.
The authorities have made public photographs of the individual believed to be responsible for the physical attack, according to WMAR2 News.
Video footage of the confrontation, obtained by the Baltimore City Police, features the suspected assailant — a bearded Caucasian man with brown hair. During the incident, the suspect is seen wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans, and brown shoes. Metro Crime Stoppers has announced a reward of $2,000 for information that could lead to the suspect's arrest.
The victims of the assault, as identified by local pro-life advocate John Roswell in an email to LifeSiteNews, were Dick Schafer, 73, and Mark Crosby, 80. The duo was attacked outside the North Baltimore Planned Parenthood located on N. Howard Street. The attack led to severe injuries to both men; photographs acquired by the pro-life outlet highlight the facial trauma.
Robert Brame is a forensic arborist who has analyzed 38 California fires and has come up with hundreds of photographic evidence of IMPOSSIBLE normal fire behavior. Let's use this information to help us look for CLUES in the CANADIAN fires to see if the same anamolies exist.
The Office of Equity director in Washington state, Karen Johnson, has been fired following allegations of running a hostile work environment and racism.
Johnson, the first person to hold this position, was terminated after an investigation into her conduct revealed several complaints. The study by MFR Law Group PLLC found that several current and former employees had complained about Johnson's "biased and insensitive conduct." One employee claimed that Johnson had a "perceived to be evidence of bias against Mexicans."
According to a report by Jason Rantz of KTTH, one staffer claimed that Johnson told a "self-identified" Mexican that she had a "distrust" of "Mexican people." Johnson allegedly said, "This may take some time for me because I generally distrust Mexican people. Mexican people have the option of being White when it is convenient for them." Another employee, who identified themselves as Hispanic, said Johnson had an "us vs. them" mentality when it came to Hispanic co-workers, often singling them out for not having "lived experiences" of racism.
Former President Donald Trump has called his federal indictment "election interference at the highest level" and has accused the Biden administration of being "the most corrupt" in history.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Trump stated that the charges against him are "the greatest witch hunt of all time" and that he is "totally innocent." Trump, the current front-runner in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, was indicted on federal charges on Thursday evening. The charges stem from Special Counsel Jack Smith's months-long investigation into the former President's alleged improper retention of classified records at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
The indictment, which has not been unsealed, lists Trump as a criminal defendant charged with at least seven counts involving obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and illegal retention of classified government material. He has been ordered to appear in federal court in Miami on Tuesday. Trump told Fox News Digital that he would "of course" plead not guilty to the charges.
Trump accused the Biden administration of trying to deflect from their dishonesty by bringing this "ridiculous boxes hoax case." He added, "They're not going to get away with it." Trump cited the Presidential Records Act and said it "makes me totally innocent."
In a contentious exchange with NBC News reporter Jacob Soboroff, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has hinted at the possibility of pursuing kidnapping charges against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The situation arose after Florida dispatched several planes carrying migrants to California, a self-declared sanctuary state.
However, Newsom's claims of kidnapping have come under scrutiny due to a conspicuous lack of evidence. Video footage shows migrants signing consent forms, agreeing to relocate to California. California officials have not yet furnished any evidence to substantiate their accusations of "state-sanctioned kidnapping" against DeSantis.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took to Twitter on Thursday evening to express his concerns about the “weaponization of federal law enforcement,” which he believes poses a grave threat to a free society.
DeSantis pointed out the uneven application of the law based on political affiliation, questioning why the Department of Justice (DOJ) was so zealous in pursuing former President Donald Trump yet passive about Hillary Clinton or Hunter Biden.
DeSantis then shifted his focus to his campaign, promising that his administration would bring accountability to the DOJ, eliminate political bias, and end the weaponization of federal law enforcement.
One of the most disturbing trends in the era of Trump has been the flock of billionaires that have come rushing into the Democratic Party to pose as leaders of an opposition movement to the “fascist” predations of the real estate mogul. These billionaires, which include capitalists such as George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, and Tom Steyer are the architects of a “Big Tent” strategy first outlined by Black Agenda Report Editor Glen Ford. This strategy was devised by the Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign of 2016. The strategy has two components. The first component is the promotion of “diversity” to distract from the fact that the Democratic Party can no longer appeal to the interests of the poor or working-class, especially Black people who have been held in electoral captivity for a generation. Second, “Big Tent” Democrats actively seek an alliance of Wall Street, the military and intelligence apparatus, and Republicans to provide the financial and political strength behind the strategy.
The “Big Tent” strategy is called the “Resistance.” One of the chief billionaire-backers of the “Resistance” is Pierre Omidyar. Omidyar is the founder of the eBay corporation. His surplus profits have been used over the years to exert “soft power” influence over the U.S. state. Omidyar has given hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of cash to Democratic Party candidates since 1999.
Omidyar was one of the principle donors to the NeverTrump Political Action Committee (PAC) that formed during the 2016 election. The NeverTrump PAC brought together neoliberal and neoconservative Democrats into an alliance against Trump. William Kristol, editor in chief at the Weekly Standard and longtime Republican, has been one of the most vocal supporters of the NeverTrump movement. Kristol is an expert in the think-tank business and understands the importance of “soft power.” He helped found the Project for the New American Century that peddled neocon wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as an escalation of the U.S.’ military presence around the world, including on Russia’s doorstep. Kristol has become a favorite of the corporate media since Trump was elected in 2016. He is a regular on MSNBC and is viewed by corporate Democrats as the “sane” wing of the Republican Party.
The same Donald Trump-appointed federal judge who went out of her way to slow down the federal investigation into the former president’s mishandling of classified records has been selected to initially oversee the criminal case filed against him this week, according to a source briefed on the situation.
The summons sent to Trump’s lawyers on Thursday night indicated that U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon has been assigned to the case, this person told The Daily Beast. That places her in a unique position to deal with an indictment that charges Trump with seven counts related to the way he hoarded national defense information at his Florida oceanside estate of Mar-a-Lago and then repeatedly refused to return them to the National Archives when requested.
A seasoned stock analyst colleague texted me a link today, and when I clicked it open, I could hardly believe what I was reading. What a headline. “Indiana life insurance CEO says deaths are up 40% among people ages 18-64”. This headline is a nuclear truth bomb masquerading as an insurance agent’s dry manila envelope full of actuarial tables.
People frequently write to Jill and myself. People we have never met. They call, they arrive at the farm by appointment or unannounced, they fill our email in boxes with their inquiries. They all want something; time, attention, an interview. Many want to tell us about their fear, illness, nightmares, or (what often seems like) outright paranoid conspiracies. And then, over time, these fears and “conspiracies” keep getting confirmed. As Jan Jekielek (a senior editor with The Epoch Times) recently said to me, it is getting harder and harder to tell which ones are mere conspiracy theories and which are true reality.
One farm visitor told me of his foreshadowing massive numbers of deaths within three years consequent to the genetic vaccines, and that this was all about the “Great Reset” and the depopulation agenda of the World Economic Forum (WEF). I tried to reassure him that, in my opinion, this was highly unlikely- while privately thinking about how easily people fall into this type of conspiracy ideation, and how I need to be careful to avoid going there when confronting so many public health decisions that appear either incompetent or nefarious. At the time, I only knew of the WEF as the host of a big annual party in Davos Switzerland where the uber rich and the hoi oligoi of the Western nations went to watch Ted talks, drink the best wine, see and be seen. Silly me. What a long, strange trip this has been. I doubt that even Hunter S. Thompson could have imagined it in his most drug and booze addled state. Suffice to say, I nominate Ralph Steadman as official illustrator of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Or a resurrected Hieronymus Bosch.
But I am wandering from a point that I am afraid to clearly state.
Special counsel Jack Smith has indicted former President Donald Trump in the Southern District of Florida to avoid the appearance of bias and “forum shopping,” a longtime Miami defense attorney told The Daily Wire.
High-profile Twitch streamer “Nickmercs,” whose real name is Nicholas Kolcheff, became so popular on the video game Call of Duty that the company gave him his own operator skin. But then the company took it away when Kolcheff made a supposedly anti-LGBTQ comment.
A recently amended California bill would classify not affirming a child’s gender identity by one or both parents as “child abuse.”
Glendale, California, parents who were present at Tuesday’s school board meeting are sharing the inside story about their protest against sexual curriculum content that erupted into violence.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed new information on the events leading up to the raid of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home in a Friday letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The U.S. is planning to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to push a renewable energy transition in the Caribbean, according to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Former President Donald Trump will get a “speedy trial” on the 37 felony count indictment handed up by a federal grand jury in Miami this week, Special Counsel Jack Smith said Friday.
Barracuda has now told customers to "immediately" replace infected Email Security Gateway (ESG) appliances — even if they have received a patch to fix a critical bug under exploit.
The vendor disclosed the remote command injection bug, tracked as CVE-2023-2868 flaw last week, which affects versions 5.1.3.001 to 9.2.0.006 of the ESG appliance range. But it can, and has, been abused to run remote commands on targeted equipment and deploy data-stealing spyware on the boxes.
Barracuda pushed a patch to all affected products the day after discovering the issue, but that wasn't quick enough. Criminals had been exploiting the vulnerability for at least seven months before the fix.
Policymakers should insist manufacturers include controls in artificial intelligence-based weapons systems that allow them to be turned off if they get out of control, experts told the UK Parliament.
Speaking to the House of Lords AI in Weapons Systems Committee, Lord Sedwill, former security advisor and senior civil servant, said the "challenge" politicians should put to the tech industry is whether they can guarantee AI-enhanced weapons systems can be entirely supervised by humans.
"We have to put over to the people who are developing [weapons systems]: is there a way of essentially ring-fencing, some code or whatever it might be, that couldn't be amended … that would essentially set boundaries to how an autonomous system learn and evolve and evolve on their own … something that would put boundaries to how it might operate?" he asked the Lords.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan on Wednesday sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting information on the status of a special counsel investigation into President Joe Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents.
Jordan, an Ohio Republican, specifically wants Garland to provide him with an “unredacted copy of the memorandum outlining the scope of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s probes regarding President Biden and any supporting documents relating to his appointment.”
Jordan, in his letter, gave Garland a deadline of June 20 to provide the requested update. “The Committee on the Judiciary has jurisdiction to oversee the activities of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives,” he wrote. He is also requesting “any other document describing, listing, or delineating the authority and jurisdiction” outlining the scope “of the special counsel” probe.
Judicial Watch today announced that an argument will be held in the Supreme Court of Delaware on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on behalf of itself and the Daily Caller News Foundation regarding the secret deal keeping President Biden’s Senate records from being made public (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. University of Delaware (No. N20A-07-001)).
The Supreme Court of Delaware proceeding will be available for viewing here: https://livestream.com/delawaresupremecourt/events/10842485
Judicial Watch had filed an April 30, 2020, FOIA request for:
- All records regarding the proposed release of the records pertaining to former Vice President Joe Biden’s tenure as a Senator that have been housed at the University of Delaware Library since 2012. This request includes all related records of communication between the University of Delaware and any other records created pertaining to any meeting of the Board of Trustees during which the proposed release of the records was discussed.
- All records of communication between any representative of the University of Delaware and former Vice President Biden or any other individual acting on his behalf between January 1, 2018, and the present.
McCarthy was the first deputy to arrive at the house and the suspect, Ari Young, looked "very angry," she said. Video taken on a neighbor's cellphone shows he started pummeling her in the face. He then beat her to the ground, seized her gun and began firing shots in her direction. Her injuries included a broken thumb and a black eye.
"Based on my training and experience, it was easy to infer that something was going on," McCarthy recalled of her initial arrival. "People don’t just arm themselves against their son with a knife for no reason, and the fact that she had already made these statements to dispatch was just awful."
A brutal video of a Syrian migrant stabbing children on a playground in Annecy, France, that went viral on Twitter has now been mass deleted, with numerous accounts displaying the message: video deleted.
The attack, which was covered by Remix News, shows a Syrian migrant racing around stabbing children, as a mother attempts to push her child to safety. According to press reports, at least five children were stabbed in the attack, including two adults. Two of the children remain in critical condition.
A full version of the video is available below through Rumble.
The issue of homelessness and drug addiction is on the rise in cities throughout the country, but it is particularly noticeable in the northwest region.
Here, the problem has been allowed to thrive under the watch of progressive leaders.
Not long ago, it was reported that the Democrat mayor of Seattle is proposing to give ‘gift cards’ to homeless individuals battling drug addiction, which would enable them to seek treatment services.
This is the type of policy solution that is considered acceptable for progressive liberals.
Emerald Robinson, the host of “Absolute Truth with Emerald Robinson” on Frank Speech, managed to acquire a copy of Tucker Carlson’s last monologue for his terminated show on Fox News.
Emerald shared the transcript of Tucker’s last monologue on Emerald TV.
Tucker begins by slamming Jen Psaki, a prominent Democrat and totalitarian who thinks freedom of speech is a thing of the past.