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U.S. senators from both parties announced on Wednesday that they had created a bill that would ban congressional stock trading, an issue so important that Blaze Media created a Blaze Originals documentary — entitled "Bought and Paid For: How Politicians Get Filthy Rich" — about it earlier this year to put pressure on federal lawmakers and keep our audience in the know.

While the STOCK Act, passed in 2012, technically requires members of Congress to be more transparent about their stock trades as well as those of their spouse, it has done little to curtail the seemingly rampant shady stock trades from members of both parties that "Bought and Paid For" exposed.

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The French ruling establishment has been trying to get rid of Le Pen for longer than the American establishment has been trying to get rid of Donald Trump. Both leaders are guilty of the same “crime”–speaking for citizens instead of the immigrant-invaders that are being used to marginalize the ethnic basis of the countries. As has become completely clear, no Western government represents its citizens. Political leaders who speak for the people are seen as the worst enemies of the governments.

Tags: FRANCE, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Via BFI Capital,

In the beginning of July, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland’s largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences, and Copenhagen Atomics, a Danish molten salt reactor developer, announced their large-scale experimental collaboration. The four-year agreement stands to put Europe in the pole position of the advanced nuclear technology field.

The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and Copenhagen Atomics have now publicly announced their collaboration agreement on a thorium molten salt critical experiment.Aslak Stubsgaard, a co-founder of Copenhagen Atomics, writes in their press release: ‘We’ve spent nearly a decade perfecting our thorium molten salt reactors, and now, we are ready to test them in a real-world setting.’ Beyond the goal of validating the technology, the experiment will provide valuable experience for the design, construction, licensing, operation, and decommissioning of the new technology and help collect data for commercial deployment.

Claire's Observations:  I wish the creators and developers every possible success with these new reactors; the time for safe thorium reactors, is nearly with us, and if they work as promised, this will be a game changer for energy globally.

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Three days ago, Israel’s leading newspaper, Haaretz, published the results of its thorough, comprehensive investigation into what actually happened when Hamas attacked on October 7. So far, the U.S. mainstream media has not said a word about the shocking results of that investigation. Critics sometimes use the expression “media malpractice” to describe the American mainstream’s failure to report accurately about Israel/Palestine. This time, though, what’s happening is even worse; it has to be deliberate self-censorship, designed to hide the truth from the U.S. audience.

Haaretz’s long report found that Israel’s army had employed the “Hannibal Directive” on October 7. The Directive is an Israeli policy that instructs the military to open fire on its own soldiers to prevent them from being taken captive. Of course, this site, alongside other alternative media sources, was one of the first to point out the possible role of the Hannibal Directive in Israeli deaths on October 7. But the Haaretz report was significant in the number of military sources it interviewed who confirmed that there were direct orders to implement the Directive.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Monday’s print edition of the Times contains an article titled “In ABC Interview, Exaggerations about Polling and Trump.” The article applies a level of scrutiny to Biden’s Friday interview with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos that is nearly unprecedented toward a Democratic candidate.

The Times now quotes Biden verbatim, with the clear intention of putting his verbal shuffles on full display:

Biden: “After that debate, . . . I did events in—in—in Georgia, did events like this today, large crowds, overwhelming response, no—no—no slipping.”

So remorseless is the Times toward Biden’s speech stumbles that it even records a missing syllable:

“The New York Times had me behind before anything having to do with this race—had me hind—behind 10 points.”

Factual errors that before would have been allowed to pass unnoticed are now harvested and amplified:

Before the interview on Friday, Mr. Biden said of Mr. Trump at a rally in Wisconsin that he would “beat him again in 2020.” At a Fourth of July barbecue with military members and their families, Mr. Biden referred to Mr. Trump as “one of our former colleagues” before correcting himself. And at a fund-raising reception in East Hampton, New York, he confused Italy and France when referring to the location of a veterans’ cemetery he recently visited.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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As liberals carry on about the conservative majority on the court, I direct your attention to the three liberals on the court, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson—aka ”Girls in Robes Gone Wild”—and what a majority of them would mean for our country.

In City of Grants Pass v. Johnson, the court was asked to decide whether the “homeless” (in the sense that ”I am Hope Diamondless”) have a constitutional right to camp anywhere they please. Thankfully, a majority of justices found no such right in the Constitution.

But the dissenters concluded, Yes! Mentally ill drug addicts have total immunity from any local health and safety ordinances.

To illustrate how bonkers this is, consider that both the crazily woke governor of California, Gavin Newsom, and the certifiably woke mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, pleaded with the Supreme Court to allow them to shut down homeless encampments. That has been impossible since 2019, when the 9th Circuit—and the 9th Circuit alone—ruled in Martin v. Boise, that “the Eighth Amendment prohibits the imposition of criminal penalties for sitting, sleeping or lying outside on public property for homeless individuals.”

No other circuit in the nation agreed. Almost immediately, homelessness exploded in cities and towns throughout the 9th Circuit.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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On June 19, I interviewed Roger Foley – a Canadian with disabilities – on my LifeSiteNews podcast on his ugly experience with Canada’s euthanasia regime. Time and again, he told me, he has been proactively offered euthanasia, even after he confessed to feeling suicidal ideation. At his most vulnerable, he was not offered the help he has been asking for – and is fighting for in court – but rather, a lethal injection.  

He is not the only one. 

Tags: CANADA, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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US-supplied Patriot air defense systems turned out to be unable to protect not just designated signs, but themselves as well, Russian Air and Missile Defense Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Andrey Semyonov said.

Semyonov, who is also deputy commander-in-chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces said in his article that in the course of the special military operation, Russian air defense systems confirmed their potential to repel strikes by all types of enemy air attack capabilities.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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by Tyler Durden

 

While the Democratic party melts down over Joe Biden's cognitive decline - an obvious risk to US national security, the 2024 election wouldn't be complete without a Trump-Russia narrative.

Trump-Putin Helsinki summit, 2018 (Gorge Silva/AP)

To that end, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Russian government has launched a 'whole-of-government" effort to influence the US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump - who, for some reason, Russia held off on invading Ukraine while he was president (and ostensibly wouldn't have sent $175 billion and counting in US aid to combat).

Citing unnamed 'senior US intelligence officials,' the Journal writes:

The officials didn’t mention Trump by name, but said that Russia’s current activity—described as covert social-media use and other online propaganda efforts—mirrored the 2020 and 2016 election cycles, when Moscow also favored Trump and sought to undermine Democratic candidates, according to U.S. intelligence agencies.

Of course, Russia's 2016 'influence campaign' amounted to roughly $100,000 in Facebook ads, which "didn’t reference any specific presidential candidate, or even the election itself," largely targeting BLM members and 'Pokemon Go' aficionados.

Insidious

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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Israel on Tuesday used a US-supplied bomb to airstrike a group of kids and families gathered at a soccer match at a school in Gaza, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens more. 

"In a video filmed at the scene by a journalist working for CNN in the aftermath of the strike, a remnant of a US-made GBU-39 small-diameter bomb (SDB) is clearly visible," CNN reported.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The SAVE Act – which requires proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections – passed the House 221-198 on Wednesday.

Nearly every Democrat lawmaker voted to protect the ability of illegals to vote in federal elections.

This is after Joe Biden flooded the US with more than 15 million illegal aliens.

The White House issued a statement on Monday, condemning a House Republicans’ bill requiring proof of citizenship when registering to vote in federal elections.

The bill amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require voters to show documentary proof of United States citizenship. Under current law, states can only require proof of citizenship to register to vote in local and state elections.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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by Tyler Durden
 
While the Democratic party melts down over Joe Biden's cognitive decline - an obvious risk to US national security, the 2024 election wouldn't be complete without a Trump-Russia narrative.
Trump-Putin Helsinki summit, 2018 (Gorge Silva/AP)

To that end, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Russian government has launched a 'whole-of-government" effort to influence the US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump - who, for some reason, Russia held off on invading Ukraine while he was president (and ostensibly wouldn't have sent $175 billion and counting in US aid to combat).

Citing unnamed 'senior US intelligence officials,' the Journal writes:The officials didn’t mention Trump by name, but said that Russia’s current activity—described as covert social-media use and other online propaganda efforts—mirrored the 2020 and 2016 election cycles, when Moscow also favored Trump and sought to undermine Democratic candidates, according to U.S. intelligence agencies.

Of course, Russia's 2016 'influence campaign' amounted to roughly $100,000 in Facebook ads, which "didn’t reference any specific presidential candidate, or even the election itself," largely targeting BLM members and 'Pokemon Go' aficionados.

Insidious.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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CNN is eliminating approximately 100 jobs and plans to debut its first digital subscriptions before the end of the year as the news network leans into reshaping its business.

In a memo sent to staff on Wednesday, CNN CEO Mark Thompson noted the news organisation was cutting just 100 jobs out of a total workforce of approximately 3,500. He said that open roles were closed wherever possible in order to minimise the total layoffs.

Webmaster addition: Dark times at the Crappy News Network!

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA
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Recently, we saw on Douyin many incidents where many businesses fled with customers’ advance money, right? This is the reality in our industry. 40% of the stores and factories are on the verge of closure and bankruptcy, and 60% of the factories have no work to do. So, please keep an eye on your money and avoid being cheated of both money and goods.
Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, CURRENT EVENTS
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7-Eleven just announced it will be upgrading its stores to their successful Japanese counterparts, but will Americans who like myself see 7-eleven as the perfect place to get bags of chips with flavors that get invented weekly really come here for noodles, salads and ramen?
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It was unbiased to a fault, It strived to be as accurate as possible with journalistic integrity. Watch this sample of the tribute to the late Frank Reynolds. You can see how different today's NEWS really is. The NEWS today is just gossip and total B.S.
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This week at the NATO summit in Washington, alliance leaders are expected to sign a joint communique that declares that Ukraine is on an “irreversible” path to joining the alliance.

This decision is likely to be celebrated as a big step forward and a reflection of Western unity behind Ukraine, but a series of newly declassified documents show that the U.S. has known all along that NATO expansion over the last 30 years has posed a threat to Russia, and may have been a critical plank in Moscow's aggressive policies over that time, culminating in the invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

“The documents show that the Clinton administration’s policy in the 1990s emphasizing two tracks of both NATO enlargement and Russian engagement often collided, leaving lasting scars on [then Russian President Boris] Yeltsin, who constantly sought what he called partnership with the U.S,” according to the National Security Archive, which wrote about the newly declassified documents this week. “But as early as fall 1994, according to the documents, the Partnership for Peace alternative security structure for Europe, which included both Russia and Ukraine, was de-emphasized by U.S. policymakers, who only delayed NATO enlargement until both Clinton and Yeltsin could get through their re-elections in 1996.”

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
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On Wednesday, the Israeli military told the residents of Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate and head south, signaling its assault on the city will escalate even more.

The military dropped leaflets that said “all those in Gaza City” should head to Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, but nowhere in the Strip is safe from Israeli bombs as so-called “safe zones” have frequently been hit.

The UN noted that Deir al-Balah is already overcrowded, and the area was also targeted by Israeli strikes early Wednesday. Israel bombed four houses in Deir al-Balah and the nearby Nearby Nuseirat refugee camp, killing 20 Palestinians, including six children and three women.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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A senior Joe Biden administration official explained that the Democratic party has no plans to alter its policy of unconditional arms support for Israel. President Biden has provided Israel with billions of dollars in weapons since October 7, including over ten thousand heavy bombs. 

After an internal DNC debate over the party’s plank on arms shipments to Israel, an official explained that President Biden has no plans to change the policy that allows weapons to flow to Tel Aviv with no conditions on how they are used. “The platform will reflect the views of the president of the United States, and cutting aid to Israel is not President Biden’s policy,” the official said.

Over the past nine months, the White House has sent Israel over $6.5 billion in arms, including tens of thousands of bombs. Fourteen thousand of those munitions are massive one-tonne bombs. American-made bombs have contributed to the enormous death toll that has surpassed 38,000.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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After the trial, numerous blogs and armchair detectives suggested she could be innocent in interventions which were largely dismissed as conspiracy theories.

The grieving families of the victims have also spoken of their anguish that anyone would question the verdict or show sympathy to Letby.

However, experts from universities including Edinburgh, Harvard and Bristol, and members of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) are now questioning the way crucial evidence was presented in court. 

One of the scientists whose paper was cited in the original case has suggested that his work was misinterpreted.

Others have gone as far as to suggest that, rather than being a calculating killer, Letby is a victim of NHS failings. 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
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Despite granting him unique access, Whipple told CNN anchor Abby Phillip that control is baked into the DNA of Biden's administration.

"The thing to understand here is that the DNA of this White House is controlling the narrative. And I can tell you, having written a book about it, that this White House is the most battened down, buttoned up, scripted White House in modern history," he alleged.
 

Not only does the White House control its narrative, but access to Biden is tightly supervised — even for his biographer.

"While I was able to interview in real time almost all of Joe Biden's inner circle, when it came to Biden himself, the deal was: Written answers to written questions," Whipple revealed. "I'd never heard of that before."

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The FBI released a new batch of records about its Capitol Hill uprising investigation on Monday, revealing that investigators identified a “person of interest” in its Jan. 5/6 pipe bombs investigation within days of the incident.

The record about the FBI’s person of interest is a Jan. 10, 2021, report that summarized the bureau’s J6 investigation up to that point. The extremely faded report is difficult to read, but it appears to state: “FBI WF and USCP have identified a person of interest who may be a match to the description of the individual placing the bombs, and continue efforts to identify through surveillance footage.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has come under intense pressure from conservative circles to take a stronger stand after he criticized President Joe Biden’s opposition to the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act (SAVE Act). This bill aims to amend the National Voter Registration Act by requiring proof of citizenship before registering to vote and purging noncitizens from voter rolls.

The White House issued a statement on Monday, asserting that noncitizens voting in federal elections is already illegal and punishable by prison and fines. The statement argued that states have effective safeguards in place and that the proposed bill would make it harder for eligible Americans to register and increase the risk of eligible voters being purged from the rolls.

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Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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House Oversight Subpoenas Top Biden Handlers To Find Out Who's Running The Country

 
by Tyler Durden
 
The House Oversight Committee subpoenaed three top White House aides on Wednesday, and has demanded that they sit for depositions concerning President Joe Biden's health - and who's actually running the country.
Aide Annie Tomasini, who referred to Hunter Biden as a 'brother' in emails, has been subpoenaed.

As Axios reports, Oversight chair James Comer (R-KY) subpoenaed First Lady Jill Biden's top aide Anthony Bernal, deputy chief of staff Annie Tomasini, and senior adviser Ashley Williams, who the outlet described as "low-profile but very influential" inside the White House.

According to Wednesday letters, Comer cites Bernal and Tomasini's access to the first family's residence - which White House residence staff found 'unusual,' as 'political staffers often don't have such access.'According to one former Biden aide, these three employees – Annie Tomasini, Anthony Bernal, and Ashley Williams – have created “a protective bubble around” President Biden and he is “staffed so closely that he’s lost all independence.” -House Oversight Committee

Claire's Observations:  By-di-Bye's decline didn't "just start recently"; signs of these problems actually manifested a number of years ago, but staffers were forbidden to talk about it to anyone, so that the" illusion of his viability", both as President, and now as a candidate for President, remained as untarnished as was humanly possible.

That is, until the debate.... when the world could see what was really happening with this guy, live-streamed in real time.

Every Wednesday, I volunteer for my church at an assisted living facility, with a "locked memory care unit", whose clients I also visit. 

The signs of  By-di-Bye's physical and mental deterioration are unmistakable.   Take a good look at the Mayo Clinic's definition of "lewy body dementia" symptoms, and someone please tell me, with the straightest face you can manage, that I'm lying here about our "Resident in Chief" https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lewy-body-dementia/symptoms-causes/syc-20352025

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