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We are being told that it is just a matter of time before there is a bird flu pandemic among humans.  We are also being told that the death rate during such a pandemic could be “somewhere between 25 and 50 percent”, and that should deeply alarm all of us.  We have already seen the intense fear that a pandemic with a death rate of far less than 1 percent can cause.  Can you imagine what a pandemic with a death rate of “somewhere between 25 and 50 percent” would look like?
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Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog,

This is not the first time that an invalid has occupied the Oval Office. After apparently exhausting himself in behalf of the “War to Make the World Safe for Democracy” and orchestrating the “peace conference” at Versailles that guaranteed the carnage of WWII, Woodrow Wilson succumbed to a nearly fatal stroke in October 1919 while barnstorming the nation in behalf of the League of Nations Treaty.

As it happened, America was than blessed with a perfectly serviceable Vice-President, Thomas R. Marshall, who had been a famous Midwestern lawyer, governor of Indiana, outspoken “progressive” and contender for the Democrat nomination in 1912. Wilson won the nomination on the 46th ballot but only after his advisers secretly promised Marshall the vice presidency in a very smoked-filled room in the wee hours of the Dem convention.

Perhaps that is why Marshall’s most famous quote is known to almost everyone more than 100 years later. Thus, observed America’s #2 leader—

“What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar.”

Notwithstanding Marshall’s status as a second term almost-president, Edith Wilson was having none of a succession plan. And that’s despite the fact she did not have a degree in “education” nor did she answer to the “Dr. Edith” title.

But she had proven herself around Washington as no mean hostess when she slipped into the First Lady role during and/or after (it’s disputed!) the illness and death of Wilson’s first wife in 1915. Either way, Edith Wilson was not about to disembark from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue solely because her husband was virtually paralyzed on the entire left side of his body.

Indeed, the extent of her intrigues and deceptions designed to hang on to power are now legendary.

Claire's Observations:  Dr. Jill Biden understands full well, the implications of Biden's losing the Presidency, however that may come down;  all the power, and protection of that office, will be stripped from the family, and the cavalcade of "very interesting" business deals in which the Biden family has participated,   will be trotted out in plain sight, for the American people to see, to their collective,  and utter astonishment. 

She's trying to push that day as far back as she is able, but there will be will be a moment of reckoning even she will be unable to prevent.  

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As speculation swirls around the 2024 presidential race, all eyes are on former President Donald Trump as he contemplates his next running mate. With a base that remains fiercely loyal, Trump’s choice for vice president could significantly impact his campaign and the Republican Party’s future.

Trump’s potential running mate must meet several criteria: unwavering loyalty, a solid conservative track record, and the ability to energize voters. Trump could pick someone outside the GOP, to pull in must-have moderate votes.

Many names have floated around. Those include Florida Gov. DeSantis, Sen. Tim Scott, Sen. J D Vance, and other rising stars within the party. Notably missing from the speculation have been Trump’s former vice president Mike Pence and his formerly bitter rival, Nikki Haley. Now, his campaign has made a big announcement.

From The Washington Examiner:
Former President Donald Trump is expected to announce his running mate in the next week or so ahead of the Republican National Convention.

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From Breitbart:
Biden asserted in the exchange with ABC News that former President Donald Trump was a “pathological liar” and he would challenge him in a way he has never been challenged.

ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos then responded, “You’ve had months to challenge him.”

Biden retorted he had not yet because he was busy “doin’ a hell of a lot of other things, like wars around the world.”

“You’ve had months to challenge him”

BIDEN: “Well sure but I was doing a hell of a lot of other things, like wars around the world.”
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— Nick Cleveland-Stout (@nick_clevelands) July 6, 2024

 

That didn’t go well! Stephanopoulos pushed Biden over his claim that he’ll “challenge” Donald Trump. He asked why hasn’t Biden challenged him yet, since he’s had months since Trump won the GOP nomination. Biden’s brilliant reply was that he’s been busying doing a “hell of a lot” like “wars around the world.”

Um… what!? First of all, Biden’s been doing nothing. He’s been napping while his incompetent staff have been making terrible decisions that only hurt America. But it’s nice to know Biden is taking credit for “wars around the world.” We are not sure which wars he is taking about. Chances are, he is referring to Ukraine and Gaza.

 

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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After years of the mainstream media shamelessly covering for President Joe Biden at every turn, the tide finally seems to be turning.

A Philadelphia radio host has found herself out of the job after she admitted that the White House provided her with a list of pre-determined questions before she interviewed Biden last week.

Andrea Lawful-Sanders admitted to CNN on Saturday that the White House sent her eight questions to ask before she interviewed Biden last Wednesday. Lawful-Sanders then picked four of these questions to ask Biden during his first interview since his terrible debate performance last month.

Unfortunately for Lawful-Sanders, however, it didn’t take long for this to blow up in her face

From Fox News:
On Sunday, WURD’s president and CEO, Sara M. Lomax, announced that Lawful-Sanders and WURD have “mutually agreed to part ways,” emphasizing that “WURD Radio is not a mouthpiece for the Biden or any other admin.”

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In early June, Al Jazeera aired a series of disturbing videos revealing what it described as “summary executions”: Israeli soldiers shooting dead several Palestinians walking near the coastal road in the Gaza Strip, on three separate occasions. In each case, the Palestinians appeared unarmed and did not pose any imminent threat to the soldiers.

Such footage is rare, due to the severe constraints faced by journalists in the besieged enclave and the constant danger to their lives. But these executions, which did not appear to have any security rationale, are consistent with the testimonies of six Israeli soldiers who spoke to +972 Magazine and Local Call following their release from active duty in Gaza in recent months. Corroborating the testimonies of Palestinian eyewitnesses and doctors throughout the war, the soldiers described being authorized to open fire on Palestinians virtually at will, including civilians.

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The British medical journal The Lancet published an article on July 5 that estimates the actual death toll of Israel’s US-backed military campaign in Gaza could be over 186,000 even if there were a ceasefire today.

The article, written by a group of experts, takes into account indirect deaths that have already taken place and will continue to happen to form its estimate.

“Armed conflicts have indirect health implications beyond the direct harm from violence. Even if the conflict ends immediately, there will continue to be many indirect deaths in the coming months and years from causes such as reproductive, communicable, and non-communicable diseases,” the article reads.

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The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Catholic authority in the Middle East, has strongly condemned the Israeli bombing of a Catholic school in Gaza City, which killed at least four Palestinians.

“The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is monitoring, with grave concern, the news of the raids, apparently launched by the Israeli army against the Holy Family School in Gaza this morning. Footage and media reports from the place include scenes of civilian casualties and of destruction in the compound,” the Latin Patriarchate said in a statement on Sunday.

The statement says that the school, which is the property of the Latin Patriarchate, has been “a place of refuge for hundreds of civilians” and that “no religious personnel” currently reside there.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, RELIGION/ATHEISM, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The North Atlantic Alliance’s new battleplans will require members to produce hundreds of thousands of new soldiers and military equipment for a potential war with Russia. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg claims the alliance has half a million soldiers at high readiness for conflict in Europe. 

A military source speaking with Reuters discussed the demands of the alliance’s secret military plans. He said the strategy requires NATO members to create 35-50 brigades of 3,000 to 7,000 troops. The source admitted training and arming 100,000-350,000 new men is a significant challenge.

The plans were agreed upon at last year’s NATO summit in Lithuania and are expected to be updated at this week’s alliance gathering in the US. The new strategy was adopted as the alliance’s largest military, the US, is struggling to meet its recruitment goals. It is the bloc’s first plan for war with Moscow since the end of the Cold War. 

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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On Monday, Japan and the Philippines signed a new defense pact that will allow the two nations to deploy troops to each other’s territory, a step being taken as part of the US-led military buildup against China in the region.

According to AP, the deal was signed by Philippine Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa in Manila during a ceremony witnessed by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

The agreement will come into effect once ratified by both nations’ respective legislatures. The deal will foster more military exercises between the two countries, including trilateral drills with the US.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, JAPAN, PACIFICA
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All along, there were some risks. As I pointed out in an article called “Courting Censorship,” Supreme Court doctrine has permitted and thereby invited the federal government to orchestrate massive censorship through the social media platforms. The Murthy case, unfortunately, confirms the perils of the court’s doctrines.

One danger was that the court would try to weasel out of reaching a substantive decision. Months before Murthy was argued, there was reason to fear that the court would try to duck the speech issue by disposing of the case on standing.

Indeed, in its opinion, the court denied that that the plaintiffs had standing by inventing what Justice Alito calls “a new and heightened standard” of traceability – a standard so onerous that, if the court adheres to it in other cases, almost no one will be able to sue. It is sufficiently unrealistic that the court won’t stick to it in future cases.

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While falsely claiming the 2016 was “stolen” due to “foreign election interference,” Democrats ignore the real
threat of foreign election interference posed when noncitizens are allowed to register and vote in U.S. elections.

Lax voter registration laws make it possible for noncitizens to register and vote in federal elections while
campaign finance loopholes allow noncitizens to fund U.S. election activities – both of which can affect the
outcome of our elections.

There is ample evidence that noncitizens are voting in U.S. elections:

A 2014 study that analyzed the 2008 and 2010 elections concluded that not only had noncitizens illegally
voted in U.S. elections but also that the votes of noncitizens likely determined the outcome in certain races.

In states like Massachusetts, Ohio, and Virginia, noncitizens have recently been removed from the voting
rolls – and many of those noncitizens had voted.

The Arizona Secretary of State website is currently falsely promoting the idea that individuals who fail to
present proof of citizenship when registering will “be eligible to vote in federal elections.”

Webmaster addition: In the United States, federal law prohibits non-citizens from voting in federal elections. The U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 611, makes it a crime for non-citizens to vote in federal elections, and violations can result in fines, imprisonment, or deportation.

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House Democrats have been called “traitors” as they prepare to wage war against Republicans over a bill requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to vote in a federal election.

The House Democratic leadership is urging its members to vote against the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act on the House floor, according to Axios.

Billionaire Elon Musk savaged those opposing the bill in a Friday post on his X social media platform.

“Those who oppose this are traitors. All Caps: TRAITORS What is the penalty for traitors again?” he said.

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Authored by Alastair Crooke,

The Editor at Large for the Wall Street Journal, Gerry Baker, says: ‘We’ve been “gaslit’ and deceived” – for years – “all in the name of ‘democracy’”. That deceit “collapsed” with the Presidential debate, Thursday’.

“Until the world saw the truth … [against] the ‘misinformation’ … the fiction of Mr. Biden’s competence … suggests they [the Democrats] evidently thought they could get away with promoting it. [Yet] by perpetuating that fiction they were also revealing their contempt for the voters and for democracy itself”.

Baker continues:Biden succeeded because he made toeing the party line his life’s work. Like all politicians whose egos dwarf their talents, he ascended the greasy pole by slavishly following his party wherever it led … Finally—in the ultimate act of partisan servility, he became Barack Obama’s vice president, the summit of achievement for those incapable, yet loyal: the apex position for the consummate ‘yes man’”.

“But then, just as he was ready to drift into a comfortable and well-deserved obscurity, his party needed a front man … They sought a loyal and reliable figurehead, a flag of convenience, under which they could sail the progressive vessel into the deepest reaches of American life — on a mission to advance statism, climate extremism and self-lacerating wokery. There was no more loyal and convenient vehicle than Joe”.

If so, then who actually has been ‘pulling America’s strings’ these past years?

Claire's Observations:  Those individuals "pulling the strings", have absolutely NOT been elected by We the People!!!!

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Monday’s press briefing devolved into chaos as Karine Jean-Pierre repeatedly declined to say why a Parkinson’s disease expert visited the White House so many times this year.

White House press reporters are once again battering KJP over Biden’s cognitive decline.

A Parkinson’s disease specialist visited the White House TEN TIMES going back to November 2022 according to visitor logs.

The Parkinson’s expert visited the White House 8 times in 8 months!

AP’s Zeke Miller asked Karine Jean-Pierre about Biden’s health problems and things went down hill from there.

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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban just changed everything for NATO and the EU in a surprise visit to the Kremlin July 5th and 6th. What happened next will change the geopolitical landscape of the Collective West and the world forever. This video breaks it all down.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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Webmaster addition: There is something weird about this election. Marine La Pen's party got the most votes, but somehow wound up in third place!

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South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol has announced that he plans to discuss a security topic which is somewhat unusual for NATO when he travels to the NATO annual summit in Washington D.C. this week. 

He plans to present info on the 'distinct threat' North Korea poses to Europe at a moment leaders Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin are deepening their ties, including on the defense cooperation front.

"Military co-operation between Russia and North Korea poses a distinct threat and grave challenge to the peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in Europe," Yoon told Reuters. Last month Putin in a rare visit to Pyongyang signed a pact with Kim wherein the two agreed on mutual military assistance.

Of course, South Korea is not in NATO and the question of Pyongyang's threat to the Western military alliance is typically not a front and center topic.

President Yoon had become the first South Korean leader to ever attend a NATO summit in 2022. Four Asia-Pacific allies of NATO will join this week's summit, also including Australia, Japan, and New Zealand.

Claire's Observations:  It looks to me as though the world's countries are choosing up sides as to with whom they wish to be aligned, in the coming world war.

Via AP

 

Tags: ASIA, CHINA/TAIWAN, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, KOREA, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, NATO, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Any potential ceasefire deal in Gaza must allow Israel to resume fighting until all of its war objectives are met, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. One of the main goals repeatedly voiced by the PM is the complete elimination of the Hamas militant group.

Netanyahu’s statement comes after Hamas approved a US proposal for a phased ceasefire deal, dropping a key demand for Israel to first commit to a permanent ceasefire before signing the deal, according to a Reuters source.

Hamas expects to end hostilities through talks during the first six-week phase of the deal aimed at settling the conflict in Gaza, the outlet said.

However, the Palestinian militant group wants written guarantees from international mediators that Israel will continue to negotiate a permanent ceasefire when the first phase of the deal comes into effect. The hostage issue will also be addressed after the first phase is implemented.

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Russia has found evidence that Ukraine has violated the Chemical Weapons Convention, a top military commander stated on Monday. 

Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, who leads Russia’s chemical and biological defense forces, said engineering troops had discovered a laboratory that was apparently used to produce hydrogen cyanide – an extremely dangerous and highly toxic agent used as a chemical weapon during World War I.

The facility is located near Avdeevka, a fortified Donbass town liberated by Russia in February, the general claimed. The improvised laboratory itself was found inside a partially destroyed building in an industrial area, which also had a chemical processing plant. The facility had a rotary evaporator and several chemical reactors. Protective clothes, including US-made gas masks and Polish hazmat suits, were allegedly found at the site. 

According to Kirillov, samples taken from the facility and analyzed in Russian military laboratories contained traces of sulfuric acid and sodium cyanide, which can be used to produce hydrogen cyanide. Traces of cyanide anions – poisonous chemical compounds of the cyano group – were on multiple equipment, the general claimed. 

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Ahead of the NATO summit, which will be held in Washington on July 9-10, Politico published an article revealing that leaders and diplomats from member countries privately expressed concern about Biden’s health and his almost zero chances of winning the November elections.

The article is based on the comments of 20 people connected with NATO or the organisation of the summit and claims that all these officials admitted to having “quiet reservations” about Biden’s candidacy since before “his catastrophic debate” against Trump. However, after the televised duel, where the president exhibited signs of a noticeable cognitive and physical decline, they now feel “dismay and fear that Biden may be too frail to defeat Trump and lead a global superpower.”

“It doesn’t take a genius to see that the president is old. We’re not sure that, even if he wins, he can survive four years more,” said an official from a European NATO country, according to the article published on July 6.

“It was painful to watch, let’s be honest,” another EU official said of the US presidential debate. “We all want Biden to have a second term to avoid dealing with Trump again, but this isn’t really reassuring.”

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The Russian military launched several massive waves of strikes on Ukrainian military and industrial facilities across the country. The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the strikes, claiming that ‘the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have launched a group strike with high-precision long-range weapons at the facilities of the military industry of Ukraine and the air bases of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in response to the attempts of the Kyiv regime to inflict damage to Russian energy facilities and economy’.  The Russian military concluded that ‘the objectives of the strikes were achieved. The assigned targets were hit.’

Today’s Russian attack was one of the most massive ones on the Ukrainian rear regions in the recent months. There were several waves of strikes launched at night, in the morning and in the afternoon.

On the night of July 8, sirens sounded in all Ukrainian regions. According to local sources, as a result of the combined Russian attack, targets were hit in the central, southern and eastern parts of the country. At about 3 a.m. explosions thundered in the capital Kyiv, as well as in the Zhitomir, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Sumy, Poltava, Kherson, Zaporozhie regions.

The massive strikes resumed in the morning. The Russian military used various drones and missiles, including Iskanders and Kinzhals, in order to identify the targets, reveal the areas of deployment of air defense forces, destroy the targets and confirm the damage. In the afternoon, more Russian strikes destroyed targets in the Dnepropetrovsk and Mykolaiv regions. The strikes are likely to continue all day long.

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There really are no limits to the Kiev regime’s incessant military demands. Ukraine is now asking the West to deliver submarines in order to escalate military operations in the Black Sea. In fact, this measure could seriously worsen the conflict, but it would not help Ukrainian forces achieve any useful military results.

The head of the Ukrainian Navy, Admiral Aleksey Neizhpapa, recently stated that Ukraine urgently needs to receive Western submarines to reinforce its military positions in the Black Sea. According to him, only by deploying submarines will it be possible to improve Ukraine’s strategic capabilities and effectively damage Russian forces in the Black Sea.

Neizhpapa does not believe that Ukraine can achieve a military “victory” in the Black Sea without the use of submarines, which is why he calls on Western partners to quickly meet this strategic demand. He emphasizes that large submarines are useless in the region, given the local geographical conditions. However, he believes that small submarines are necessary to make the Ukrainian Navy capable of “spreading” itself across the sea, expanding the field of activity against the naval and coastal positions of the Russian Federation.

“We are thinking about it, submarines are necessary for us, they should be part of the navy (…) Locating only near Odessa means having nothing, we should look further, spread the fleet throughout the Black Sea and use its entire area (…) [Thus, Ukraine may turn] from a coastal state into a maritime power,” he said

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In this engaging conversation with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, we dive into the current geopolitical tensions and explore the pressing question: Will Putin attack Poland? Join us as we analyze the historical context, strategic interests, and potential outcomes of this critical issue. Don't miss this insightful discussion on global politics and security.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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