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"Palestine was hardly Britain’s to give away." -- President John F Kennedy

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Webmaster addition: Another example of our decaying infrastructure. And the Hurricane is likely to make things worse!

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A German woman has been sentenced to serve a longer jail sentence for “hate speech” than a violent gang rapist she “offended” by making “hateful” remarks.

20-year-old Maja R. was found guilty of “hate crimes” after she called a convicted child rapist a “disgraceful rapist pig.”

She was jailed for a weekend after she was found guilty of defaming the man.

The man who was “offended” by the remarks was one of nine migrant attackers who had gang-raped a 15-year-old girl in a Hamburg park four years earlier, according to reports.

The migrant had only been given a suspended sentence and served no time in prison due to his age, the New Zealand Herald reported.

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California bureaucrats have admitted that the Democrat-controlled state’s data for job gains in 2023 had been fabricated.

In the past year, Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has repeatedly been accused of faking U.S. labor market data to make the “Bidenomics” economy appear stronger than it is.

However, due to a quirk of Biden’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data revision reporting, the American people won’t have definitive proof of just how bad the real job market has been in recent years.

The real figures won’t be revealed until some time in 2025, well into President Donald Trump’s likely second administration.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Democrat President Joe Biden’s recent climate mandates will cause the cost of living to soar and leave most Americans facing widespread rolling blackouts, a new study has revealed.

The study was published by the North Dakota Transmission Authority (NDTA) and is raising major concerns about the Democrats’ radical climate agenda.

In order for the United States to comply with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Net Zero” targets, American taxpayers are likely to face rolling blackouts and heavy costs.

However, the measures to company with these goals have already been put in place due to the Biden administration’s recent climate mandates.

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Disturbing new data has revealed that the number of people being killed by euthanasia is soaring among the Covid-vaccinated as many struggle to cope with injuries caused by the mRNA injections.

The news comes amid growing concerns that euthanasia, or “assisted suicide,” is being “mainstreamed,” especially in Canada and “progressive” European nations.

Burdensome citizens are now being killed off by the state in nations that have socialized “healthcare” systems.

All the countries that now have liberal euthanasia laws all followed a similar pattern.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Alarming official government statistics have revealed that children who received Covid mRNA shots are at a massively elevated risk of dying.

The shocking figures were revealed in a UK government report which quietly confirmed that the Covid injections have been killing children at an unprecedented rate.

The admission was buried in an official report compiled using data from the UK government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The data shows that children who received the shots are 4423%/45x more likely to die of any cause than unvaccinated children.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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A 46-year-old devout Christian social worker in the U.K., Felix Ngole, has described an employment tribunal ruling as setting a “dangerous precedent for Christians” by upholding his employer’s decision not to reinstate him after being denied a position over his biblical views on homosexuality.

The tribunal, presided over by Employment Judge Jonathan Brain, acknowledged that Ngole had been directly discriminated against when Touchstone Leeds, an NHS recruiter, withdrew the initial job offer, said the group Christian Concern, whose legal arm Christian Legal Centre supported Ngole.

However, the tribunal rejected Ngole’s claims of indirect discrimination and harassment during the subsequent procedures, including a second interview designed to probe his beliefs further, the group added.

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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister is calling for sanctions to be imposed on Israeli officials over their country's violations of international law in Gaza.

Speaking at the 'Wars and shadow wars: What are Europe's options in the Middle East?' panel at the European Council on Foreign Relations meeting in Madrid, Prince Faisal bin Farhan stressed how the "basic principles" of international humanitarian law are being broken every day in Gaza.

He said it would be "very easy" for Europe to hold Israel to account, as more than 38,000 Palestinians are killed in Gaza.

"It would be very easy for Europe, in desire, to focus on humanitarian issues, to, at the very least, hold Israel accountable when it comes to whether or not it lives up to its responsibilities to allowing the civilian population of Gaza to have access to humanitarian needs," Farhan said.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, SAUDI ARABIA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Watch as Charlie Kirk and Hasan Piker go head-to-head in an epic debate that sparks a heated fight in the crowd. See the drama unfold and check out the reactions to this intense showdown!

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For decades, we have been told a lie, a lie that has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans and the weakening of the immune systems of tens of millions more.

This lie is called fluoridation.

A process we were led to believe was a safe and effective method of protecting teeth from decay is in fact a fraud. For decades it’s been shown that fluoridation is neither essential for good health nor protective of teeth. What it does is poison the body. Therefore we should all be asking how and why public health policy and the American media continue to perpetuate this scientific sham. Despite the growing consensus in the medical literature about fluoride’s dangers and decades of denial within the federal health establishment to take any notable action, this is not the case for another class of pervasive toxic substances commonly known as “forever chemicals.”

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), often referred to as “forever chemicals,” are synthetic chemicals that have increasingly raised alarming concerns due to their persistence in the environment and common everyday products and their adverse effects on human health.  These chemicals are characterized by strong carbon-fluorine bonds, which are among the strongest bonds in organic chemistry. This unique chemical structure makes PFAS highly resistant to natural processes that typically break down other substances, such as microbial degradation, photolysis (breakdown by light), and hydrolysis (breakdown by water). The strong carbon-fluorine bonds make PFAS resistant to metabolic breakdown. The body’s natural detoxification processes, which can effectively eliminate other chemicals, are not as effective against PFAS. They can bind to serum albumin in the blood, which prevents them from being easily filtered out by the kidneys and excreted in urine. Finally, PFAS bio-accumulate, meaning their concentration can increase over time in the tissues of living organisms. Continuous exposure through contaminated water, food, and consumer products thereby leads to higher concentrations in the body.

For this reason PFAS are referred to as “forever” because of their ability to persist in the environment for decades if not centuries. Moreover, due to their high solubility, forever chemicals can migrate long distances through water systems from their original source and ultimately contaminate drinking water supplies

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US envoy expresses regret over alleged sex crimes by troops on Okinawa

 

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel expressed regret for the handling of two cases of sexual assaults allegedly committed by American military personnel on Okinawa. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

TOKYO — U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel expressed regret Saturday for the handling of two cases of sexual assaults allegedly committed by American military personnel on Okinawa, which have again stoked resentment of the heavy U.S. troop presence on the strategic island in Japan’s far southwest.

The issue broke out late last month, triggering an uproar over reports that two American service members had been charged with sexual assaults months earlier.

Both cases were first reported in local media in late June. In one arrest made in March, a member of the U.S. Air Force was charged with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenager, and in May a U.S. Marine was arrested on charges of attempted rape resulting in injury. Further details about the alleged victims were not released.

Okinawa police said they did not announce the cases out of privacy considerations related to the victims. The Foreign Ministry, per police decision, also did not notify Okinawa prefecture officials.

Claire's Observations:  "Regret", but no compensation for these women, Rahm?!?!? Holy Hieronymus Bosch, is that the BEST By-di-Bye's administration can do with this abomination by US troops?!?

One has to wonder what choice words your wife had for this decision, if you discussed this with her.  Would that I could have been an invisible dragon fly on the wall, listening to that conversation!!!!!

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A Wall Street Journal poll conducted in the wake of Joe Biden’s debate against Trump - his first of the 2024 election cycle - showed that 80 percent of the nation’s voters think the Democrat is too old to run for a second term.

Fissures are growing within the Democratic Party’s three leading clans as Joe Biden refuses to give in to demands to drop out of the 2024 race, the Financial Times has reported.

An “already-fractured” Democratic Party is reportedly trying desperately to carry out damage control in the wake of the 81-year-old president’s debate against Trump. But the “historic crisis” that has led to increasing questions regarding his mental acuity has opened up “old wounds and rivalries,” noted the FT.

The Democratic Party is described as witnessing a raging battle between “three leading clans,” while the Republican Party “has appeared ever more uniform” under Trump.

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Republika Srpska will declare independence from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) if Sarajevo, with the support of the international community, tries to seize its property, Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik told Sputnik.

"For decades, the West has not concealed its intention to abolish the Republika Srpska, to completely diminish its importance and thus to create a centralized and unitary Bosnia and Herzegovina. If the world community tries to impose the property law, the Republika Srpska will not hesitate to declare independence," Dodik said.

On March 2, 2023, the Constitutional Court of BiH in Sarajevo blocked the implementation of the Law on Immovable Property of Republika Srpska, thus the property administered by Banja Luka can be transferred to the central authorities. In early August, 2023, the BiH Prosecutor’s brought charges against Milorad Dodik for non-complying with the decisions of the High Representative for BiH Christian Schmidt.

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As if the labor unions weren't extorting the Detroit auto manufacturers enough, the government is joining in and helping them out.

This week it was reported that GM would have to fork over $146 million in penalties to the government due to 5.9 million of its older vehicles not complying with emissions and fuel standards, according to AP and WMAR Baltimore

The report said that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Wednesday that specific GM vehicles from the 2012 to 2018 model years failed to meet federal fuel economy standards.

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On Saturday, a fifth Democratic member of Congress called for embattled, enfeebled President Biden to quit the 2024 presidential race. Minnesota Rep. Angie Craig also became the first incumbent in a tight race to do so, saying, "I do not believe that the President can effectively campaign and win against Donald Trump."

Coupled with reports that Senate intelligence committee chair Mark Warner is point man in a drive to organize Senate Democrats into a united front urging Biden to quit, the political pressure is clearly mounting. However, Biden is also under rapidly-rising pressure along a second front, as major Democratic donors are not only telling him to quit, but are closing their checkbooks -- or creatively using them to pave the way for a new candidate. 

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President Joe Biden is attempting to combat escalating calls within his party to drop out of the presidential race as some Democrats fear he's not up for the job and beating Donald Trump

But if the president does make an exit in the coming weeks, there is no clear alternative replacement for the top of the ticket raising the possibility of a brokered convention for the first time in more than seventy years.

Democrats head to Chicago for the Democratic National Convention in August, though due to deadlines to make it on some state ballots, there will be virtual proceedings to certify Biden as the nominee before in-person programming kicks off August 19. 

Webmaster addition: The main problem with a brokered convention is that it sends a message to Democratic voters that their votes in the primary don't count.

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Reformist Wins in Iran – What Are the Implications for the World?

 by Trita Parsi Posted on July 5, 2024

All indications are that the Reformist candidate, Dr. Masoud Pezeshkian, has won the Presidential snap elections in Iran and defeated ultra-hardliner Saeed Jalili.

What does this mean for Iran, its foreign policy, and US-Iran relations?

A few thoughts:

1. Turnout appears to have been around 50%, which is an increase over both the first round (~39%) and the 2021 elections (47%). But this is still very low for Iran, where participation often has been above 70%.

2. It is particularly noteworthy that participation amongst conservatives has been at an all-time low. Usually, with participation this low, the Conservative candidate would have won. But not this time.  We’re seeing clear signs that unhappiness, if not resentment, with the current system is not limited to non-conservative circles.

3. For many, this is perhaps the best outcome. On the one hand, the conservative candidate was defeated, on the other hand, it was with such a low turnout that it sends a clear warning to the system.

4. Given that Pezeshkian likely will bring back many foreign policy hands from the Rouhani team, the group that negotiated the JCPOA, some important changes in Iran’s foreign policy are likely.

Claire's Observations:  I am (quietly) hopeful, that this guy can turn things around for the Iranian people, particularly Iran's youth.  

That being said, the US government's "2 minutes of hate for Nathaniel Goldstein"  (read:  Iran's government, Circa Orwell's 1984) just MIGHT have to disappear, and be replaced by something possibly exhibiting a little bit of cool logic and rapprochement.   And folks, I can guarantee you; THIS... would NOT a bad thing at all, IF Israel will be willing to let it happen.

However, the timing of this swearing in, is NOT on Dr. Pezeshkian's side.

A VOA article tells us, that Dr. Masoud Pezeshkian will be sworn in on either the 4th or 5th of August; https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-president-elect-masoud-pezeshkian-to-be-sworn-in-next-month/7688517.html This gives Israel precisely 28 days to conjure something horrific to do in Lebanon, as a prelude to the hard-liners, still in control of the government, and Hezbollah, kicking off a war that a hapless Dr. Pezeshkian will NOT be able to stop, and perhaps, set the entire Middle East ablaze before he gets into office.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer is demanding that the White House physician appear before Congress to answer questions on President Biden’s "declining mental state," while also revealing that the doctor has been involved in the Biden family’s business dealings. 

Fox News Digital obtained the letter Comer, R-Ky., sent to Dr. Kevin O’Connor on Sunday. Comer is seeking to question O’Connor, given his "connections" with the Biden family, on whether he is "in a position to provide accurate and independent reviews of the President’s fitness to serve."

Comer wants to know whether O'Connor's medical assessments of the president have been improperly influenced by his work with the Biden family with the company Americore. 

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In a major step towards holding the Biden administration accountable for violating the law,  U.S. District Court Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryck denied the Biden Administration’s motion to dismiss America First Legal’s (AFL) first amended complaint regarding federal funding for Palestinian terrorism.

This decision allows the case to proceed, challenging the administration’s $1.5 billion subsidy program for Palestinians. The case claims that the administration is violating the Taylor Force Act by sending foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority. 

The lawsuit was brought on  December 20, 2022, by AFL on behalf of the U.S. Rep. Ronny L. Jackson (R-TX), Stuart and Robbi Force, the parents of murdered West Point graduate and Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Taylor Force who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in Israel, and Sarri Singer, a survivor of a Hamas suicide attack on a Jerusalem, Israel municipal bus. The government moved to dismiss. On February 22, 2024, Judge Kacsmaryck denied the government’s motion. 

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Joe Biden's future continues to hang in the balance after his debate performance spurred a chorus of calls from Democrats demanding he drop out of his reelection race. 

The president arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sunday morning to rally support at a church after bombing his 'make or break' ABC interview,  

The post-debate sit-down aired Friday and was meant to quell concerns, but only led to more worries within the Party with just weeks until the Democratic National Convention.  

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Webmaster addition: Quite a contrast to how Biden handled Afghanistan!

Tags: AFGHANISTAN, WHITE HOUSE
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by Kyle Anzalone | Jul 7, 2024

assistant secretary of state for intelligence and research brett holmgren official portrait

 

 

 

The State Department’s top intelligence official said that the Israeli war in Gaza is creating fertile recruitment for Islamic terrorist groups. The official, Brett Holmgren, is set for a promotion from State to National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). 

In an interview with the Washington Post, Holmgren explained the October 7 Hamas attack and the following Israeli response has been a “recruiting opportunity” for terrorist organizations as well as an “inspiration for lone actors.” 

The groups are exploiting the anger at Washington for its unrelenting support for Tel Aviv as Israeli troops rampage throughout the Gaza Strip, killing over 38,000 Palestinians.

Claire's Observations:  I do hope this guy does get his promotion; he sounds like an "adult in the room" on US foreign policy, and we need these voices urgently, addressing US foreign policy issues, and right the hell now.

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The highest court in the land decided in Fischer v. U.S. that the “Department of Justice had taken too broad a view of [18 U.S.C.] 1512(c)(2), a law that prohibits destruction of evidence but was not intended for protests,” meaning those pushing the insurrection narrative no longer have a leg on which to stand.

While there is a federal insurrection statute found in 18 U.S.C. 2383, very few, if any, J6ers were ever charged under it. The most serious charge they faced was obstructing an official proceeding by destroying or hiding documents meant for use in the proceeding, this under Section 1512(c)(2).

“Unless the defendants could be shown to have interfered with the delivery of documents to Congress, they could not be prosecuted under the statute – as hundreds of people, including former President Donald Trump, have been,” one report explains.

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Netanyahu Sabotaging Deal With Hamas By Issuing List of Demands

An Israeli official says the prime minister is working to torpedo the chances of an agreement by Dave DeCamp July 7, 2024 at 4:22 pm ET Categories NewsTags Israel, Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a list of demands for a potential hostage deal ahead of more indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas, a move seen by mediators and Israeli officials as an attempt to sabotage the chances of an agreement.

Netanyahu’s list of demands, which he called “non-negotiable,” included a condition that Israel would be allowed to resume military operations “until all of the objectives of the war have been achieved.” Netanyahu’s objectives include the “eradication” of Hamas, a goal the Israeli military has said is not realistic.

Hamas’s primary condition for a deal is a permanent ceasefire, and Netanyahu’s insistence on having the ability to resume his genocidal war appears to be the main obstacle. The Israeli leader’s repeated public comments about the issue led Hamas to ask for stronger guarantees during previous negotiations.

According to media reports, Hamas has softened its stance a bit by not asking for Israel to commit to a permanent ceasefire right away. However, the Palestinian group is asking mediators to provide written guarantees that negotiations for a permanent truce will continue once the first phase of the deal goes into effect.

Claire's Observations:  OF COURSE, Netanyahu is sabotaging any cease-fire deal with Hamas; remember; the longer the fighting goes on, the more delayed his corruption trial becomes!!!

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‘Irreversible Harm’ – Israel Approves Three Settlement Outposts, Thousands of Housing Units in West Bank

New illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. (Photo: Trocaire, via Wikimedia Commons)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

“Our government continues to change the rules of the game in the occupied West Bank, leading to irreversible harm.”

The Israeli government has approved 5,295 new housing units in dozens of settlements throughout the occupied West Bank, according to a settlement watchdog group.

“The building plans include the expansion of settlements deep within the West Bank and the legalization of three outposts: Mahane Gadi, Givat Hanan (Susya East), and Kedem Arava as ‘neighborhoods’ of existing settlements,” the Israeli Peace Now group said in a report on Thursday.

This is in addition to the five settlement outposts approved by the Israeli cabinet last week, the statement said.

Peace Now said that for the first time since the establishment of the Settlement Administration by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, the legal advisor to the Higher Planning Council (HPC) “was a civilian and not an officer as in the past.”

Claire's Observations:  If the IDF is not successful in the complete eradication of Palestinians living in the West Bank through assassination,  where are the people now living in soon-to-be "Israeli-Only" designated areas supposed to live, when neighboring countries, fighting their own economic problems, cannot take them in?!?

The short answer is, there is no where for them to go; neighboring countries, fighting their own economic problems, cannot take them in at this point.

But hey, I have a modest proposal here.  Give pistols to those Yeshiva students resisting the Israeli draft, and tell them if they kill 20 Palestinian babies, and 20 Palestinian pregnant women (one shot;  2 kills) that absolves them from further military service; their understanding of their religious history, will make this easy for them; perhaps even easier than for the IDF members who have children themselves!!

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Megyn Kelly is joined by Charlie Spiering, author of "Amateur Hour," to discuss Kamala Harris’s rise to vice president, being raised by "Marxist" academics, her early relationship with Willie Brown, her evolution of political beliefs, and more.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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