"Any five-year old boy knows that if you put ten marbles into a tin can, you can only take ten marbles back out. Global bankers operate on the belief that they can put ten marbles (dollars) into a tin can (the world) and magically get 11 marbles back out. Thus, the bankers are dumber than five-year old boys! But unlike five-year old boys, the bankers will take your home, your business, and your nation when they don't get that eleventh marble! And after all that mayhem brought down on the occupants of the tin can there still will be no eleventh marble. It does not exist. It never did, and it never will. That is the ultimate doom of debt-based currency systems. In ages to come economists will look back at this failed experiment in debt-based currency and dump it into the same catagory of human stupidity as Tulipmania and the Great South Seas Company." -- Michael Rivero

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On May 20, the International Criminal Court announced that it was seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defense minister, and three leaders of Hamas for war crimes committed in Gaza. President Biden denounced this demand, stating that, “There is no equivalence between Israel and Hamas,” and also denied that Israel was carrying out a genocide.

This is part of a long-running pattern for Biden and his advisers.

A recently implemented policy — National Security Memorandum 20 — requires regular reports to Congress on U.S. weapons supplied to countries engaged in active armed conflict to determine whether those recipients are engaging in violations of international human rights law. This year Israel was among the seven countries requiring such reports. While the evidence is overwhelming that the Israeli military is indeed guilty of such violations, the report issued this month by the Biden administration concluded that the evidence was not sufficient to justify reducing arms sales.

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Voters in Multnomah County, Oregon, which encompasses Portland and its surrounding area, could boot left-wing District Attorney Mike Schmidt on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Nathan Vasquez, a Republican-turned-independent who works under Schmidt, could oust the district attorney in the head-to-head nonpartisan primary if he secures over 50% of the vote. Schmidt would be the latest left-wing prosecutor, funded by groups linked to George Soros, to not secure another term after critics argued they were soft-on-crime.

“What I hear when I’m knocking on doors, is ‘Hey, I consider myself very liberal but this is out of step — we’re not getting served well,’” Vasquez told Politico. “People definitely want public safety. It doesn’t mean people are wholly abandoning the idea of criminal justice reform. They just want it delivered in a pragmatic, practical way.”

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was recalled in June 2022; Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx decided in April 2023 not to run for reelection in Chicago; and Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is facing former Republican California attorney general candidate Nathan Hochman in November.

Webmaster addition: Votes are still being counted but Nathan Vasquez has sizable lead over Mike Schmidt

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On Monday May 20th, with the UN’s International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor issuing arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Yoav Gallant along with three Hamas leaders for war crimes, and President Joe Biden again repeating, “What’s happening is not genocide. We reject that,” still insisting that Zionist Israel is not engaging in genocide against Palestinian people, we live in an increasingly dangerous world. This comes just days after a failed assassination attempt on an EU national leader, and then the sudden death of Iran’s president and foreign minister, today’s outrageous tempo of disturbing world events is extremely ominous.

The fact is, every single day now we are waking up to more perilously foreboding signs of endgame collapse, imminent world war between top nuclear powers, political assassinations, and yes, a polarized, seemingly out-of-control world, chaotically growing exponentially more unstable and violent by the week. This unending stream of unfolding incidents signify escalating global destabilization, the globalists’ deliberate controlled demolition of our planet gone mad. None of this is by chance nor by accident. It simply reflects the systematic breakdown by diabolical design of all life as we’ve known it. Destructive omens of accelerating upheaval and potential mass death appear near daily now, coming in large shocking doses.

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The White House is on cleanup duty after President Joe Biden delivered a gaffes-laden speech riddled with eye-popping doozies including calling insurrectionists 'irrectionists.' 

White House staff made nine corrections to the speech that Biden, 81, gave before the Detroit branch of the NAACP on Sunday while receiving a lifetime achievement award. 

In the official transcript of the speech, his team crossed out nine words where Biden made either factual and pronunciation errors and inserted what the president was actually supposed to say.

In one cringe-worthy moment right at the beginning of the speech, Biden told a story of when former President Barack Obama sent him to Detroit when he was serving as vice president. But Biden got the timeline wrong by about a decade declaring he was sent there during the 'pandemic.'

 

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The Biden administration announced it has approved another $7.7 billion in student loan debt forgiveness bringing the total debt borrowers have seen canceled since President Biden took office to $167 billion.

It is the latest step in an ongoing push by the president to wipe out student loan debt for millions of student loan borrowers.

Some have hailed the effort for providing relief to those burdened by ballooning debt, but it has also drawn strong condemnation from others who have called wiping student loan debt unfair and accuse Biden of attempting to 'buy votes' ahead of the 2024 election.

Webmaster addition: That's exactly what Biden is doing, and the debt is not "wiped", but transferred to the taxpayers!

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Back in March, when reading the mammoth, 1050-page bill that was meant to avert government shutdown, but was yet another pork filled free-for-all bonanza authorizing $1.7 trillion in in discretionary spending, we stumbled upon something that was truly shocking: after Biden singlehandedly drained half of the US strategic petroleum reserve to avoid obliteration for Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections, Congress has snuck in a provision that would sell off and shutter the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve, a move that while perhaps keeps gas prices lower for a day or two, would also leave the entire continental northeast defenseless to any true environmental catastrophe or shock. We were so dismayed by the inclusion of this particular text, we wondered if it hadn't been put there solely for the benefit of America's enemies...

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In the early hours of Sunday, May 19, the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thwarted an attempted coup against the ruling government of President Felix Tshisekedi.

The coup began around 4 a.m. local time when dozens of armed men in the capital of Kinshasa raided the home of Vital Kamerhe, a national legislator allied with Tshisekedi. Nearby, armed men stormed the official residence and office of the president, though Tshisekedi wasn’t there at the time.

In an ensuing armed struggle, several of those involved in the attempted coup sought to flee across the Congo River to neighboring Brazzaville, the capital of the bordering Republic of Congo, located on the other side of the river. The two neighboring capitals are close enough — located immediately across the river from each other — that a shell fired during the gun fight in Kinshasa landed in Brazzaville, injuring multiple people.

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Israeli missiles struck the emergency department of a northern Gaza hospital on Tuesday, medics said, prompting panicked medical staff to rush patients on hospital beds and stretchers to the rubble-strewn street outside, Reuters reports.

Video obtained by Reuters showed medics in blue scrubs wheeling patients out of the hospital compound in Jabalya, shouting in fear and looking back as if expecting further strikes.

“The first missile when it hit, it hit the entrance of the emergency department. We tried to enter, and then a second missile hit, and the third hit the building nearby,” said Hussam Abu Safia, the head of Kamal Adwan Hospital.

“We cannot go back inside to them. We really never imagined that, one day, the emergency department will be hit. The emergency department provides a service for children, the elderly and people inside the departments of the hospital.”

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A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the felony convictions of five retired military officers who had admitted to accepting bribes from a Malaysian contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” in one of the Navy’s biggest corruption cases.

The dismissals came at the request of the government — not the defense — citing prosecutorial errors.

Retired U.S. Navy officers Donald Hornbeck, Robert Gorsuch and Jose Luis Sanchez, and U.S. Marine Corps Col. Enrico DeGuzman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disclosing information on Tuesday, while U.S. Navy officer Stephen Shedd’s entire case was thrown out. Their defense lawyers could not be immediately reached for comment.

It marked the latest setback to the government’s yearslong efforts in going after dozens of military officials tied to defense contractor Leonard Francis, nicknamed “ Fat Leonard.” The enigmatic figure — who was 6-foot-3 and weighed 350 pounds at one time — owned and operated Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., which supplied food, water and fuel to U.S. Navy vessels.

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The US Army has signed a $756-million deal with Lockheed Martin to acquire new capabilities for the country’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) system.

Under the contract, Lockheed will provide additional LRHW battery equipment, systems and software engineering support, and logistics solutions.

The items will boost the force’s ability to launch hypersonic missiles from ground mobile platforms, providing updated features for the US’ critical national security posture.

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The Kansas City Star published an essay demanding that the Kansas City Chiefs drop kicker Harrison Butker and hire a woman as his replacement.

Butker, a three-time Super Bowl champion, is one of the best kickers in the NFL. But he's now facing down the barrel of cancel culture for giving a pro-Catholic speech that affirmed traditional values.

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"Real Time" host Bill Maher blasted President Joe Biden's racism-stoking speech to graduates of traditionally black school Morehouse College over the weekend as "not helpful" and inaccurate.

Biden spent part of his commencement address at the Atlanta school calling out what he sees as a racist America: "It’s natural to wonder if democracy you hear about actually works for you. What is democracy if black men are being killed in the street? What is democracy if a trail of broken promises still leave black communities behind? What is democracy if you have to be 10 times better than anyone else to get a fair shot? And most of all, what does it mean, as we’ve heard before, to be a black man who loves his country even if it doesn’t love him back in equal measure?"

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The Biden administration plans to release 1 million barrels of gasoline from the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve to help lower prices at the pump ahead of the busy summer driving season, according to a statement from the White House.

Webmaster addition: You mean ahead of the election! And while a million barrels may sound like a lot, at best it will lower gas prices by just a few cents when spread among the 283,400,986 vehicles on America's roads!

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President Donald Trump’s attorneys alleged in filings docketed Tuesday that prosecutors in the classified documents case violated his constitutional rights on several occasions.

Trump’s attorneys filed multiple motions to dismiss his classified documents case, including one for “prosecutorial misconduct and due process violations” and another based on the “unconstitutional” Mar-a-Lago raid. In their filing on the raid, Trump’s attorneys argued the warrant, which they said was “executed in an egregious fashion and in bad faith,” lacked “the particularity required by the Fourth Amendment.”

The warrant did not establish a basis for “rummaging through the majority” of the rooms at Mar-a-Lago, including “the private bedrooms of the First Lady and President Trump’s youngest son,” Trump’s attorneys wrote. They asked that evidence gathered from the raid, along with through a “subsequent unlawful violation of President Trump’s attorney-client privilege,” be suppressed.

“What was unthinkable with respect to President Clinton’s recordings, and deemed unwarranted with respect to Hillary Clinton’s destruction of evidence, was determined to be appropriate by the Biden Administration for President Biden’s chief political rival,” his attorneys wrote. “Personally authorized by Attorney General Garland, and supported over FBI objections by DOJ leadership who did not ‘give a damn about the optics’ of these unprecedented steps, the raid of Mar-a-Lago was unconstitutional.”

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A federal court has ruled that the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is unconstitutional.

The court found that the mandate demonstrated “religious animus” and violated the First Amendment’s Establishment and Free Exercise clauses.

The mandate recognized religious exceptions but required applicants to overcome hurdles that were unevenly applied.

The ruling came after a lawsuit filed by the Thomas More Society on behalf of students and employees whose religious exemptions were denied.

The court’s decision could have implications for similar cases, including the Children’s Health Defense’s lawsuit against Rutgers University.

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I have a great idea.  Let’s wildly print money, let’s systematically destroy the reserve currency of the globe, let’s add a trillion dollars to the national debt every 100 days, let’s strangle the economy with all sorts of ridiculous regulations, let’s dramatically hike interest rates, let’s make things exceedingly difficult for our domestic energy industry, and let’s allow theft, violence, homelessness and migration to run wild.  Then we’ll sit back and see what happens.

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Will Israel eventually come up with its own Hague Invasion Act

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday commented on the International Criminal Court (ICC) issuing arrest warrants for top Israeli officials over alleged war crimes in Gaza. He stressed in the statement that all European Union member countries will be legally required to oblige.

He explained that if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or Defense Minister Yoav Gallant travel to a European country, they would face arrest

He said the same for those Hamas leaders listed alongside Netanyahu: "I take note of the decision of the ICC Prosecutor to apply for warrants of arrest before Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Yahya Sinwar, Mohammed Deif, Ismail Haniyeh, Benjamin Netanyahu and Yoav Gallant," Borrell sated.

"The mandate of the ICC, as an independent international institution, is to prosecute the most serious crimes under international law," Borrell wrote on X. He emphasized "All States that have ratified the ICC statutes are bound to execute the Court’s decisions." He said the EU has taken "note" of the world court's action.

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In a rare moment of tensions among allies, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is demanding that German bank executives get serious about complying with anti-Russia sanctions, warning further that German banks could find themselves under sanctions.

She warned them of secondary sanctions meant to thwart deals with Russian entities in a meeting among bank leaders in Frankfurt. "Russia continues to procure sensitive goods and to expand its ability to domestically manufacture these goods. We must remain vigilant and be more ambitious," Yellen said. "I urge all institutions here to take heightened compliance measures and to increase your focus on Russian evasion attempts."

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In recordings obtained by The Grayzone, a self-proclaimed soldier from Israel’s infamous Netzah Yehuda battalion detailed his unit’s killing of a 78-year-old Palestinian-American, and flaunted his genocidal views. After announcing plans to sanction the battalion, the Biden administration has inexplicably pulled back.

The Biden administration has balked after announcing plans to sanction five units of the Israeli military accused of wanton human rights abuses in the occupied West Bank. “Four of these units have effectively remediated these violations, which is what we expect partners to do,” the US State Department has claimed, referencing unknown efforts by Israel to hold its soldiers accountable.

The fifth, un-remediated unit appears to be Netzah Yehuda, an all-male unit of Orthodox Jewish nationalists which operates almost exclusively in the Ramallah district of the West Bank. This battalion stands accused of widespread crimes including sexual assault and beating at least three older men to death while they were lying on the ground in custody. 

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is asking NATO countries to shoot down Russian missiles over Ukrainian territory, dismissing concerns of potential nuclear escalation.

“So my question is, what’s the problem? Why can’t we shoot them down? Is it defense? Yes. Is it an attack on Russia? No. Are you shooting down Russian planes and killing Russian pilots? No. So, what’s the issue with involving NATO countries in the war? There is no such issue,” Zelensky said in an interview published by The New York Times on Tuesday. “Shoot down what’s in the sky over Ukraine.”

Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials have expressed envy of Israel after the US and the UK helped intercept Iranian missiles and drones that were fired at Israeli territory. “This is what we saw in Israel. Not even on such a large scale,” Zelensky said.

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The UN said Tuesday that it halted food distribution in the southern Gaza city of Rafah due to the lack of supplies and that no aid trucks were entering the Strip through the US-built pier, The Associated Press reported.

The vital Rafah border crossing has been closed to aid deliveries since it was captured by Israeli forces on May 7, an operation that was approved by President Biden. The UN estimates over 800,000 Palestinians have fled Rafah since Israel launched its assault, but hundreds of thousands remain, as it was estimated that 1.4 million civilians were sheltering in the city before the Israeli operation.

The UN’s World Food Program (WFP) said it was also running out of food for central Gaza and is warning that “humanitarian operations in Gaza are near collapse” and food needs to enter the Strip in “massive quantities” or famine-like conditions will spread.

Only 21 aid trucks have entered Gaza through the $320 million US-built pier. Ten trucks went through on Friday and made it to the WFP, but on Saturday, 11 trucks that came through the pier were raided by hungry Palestinians.

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Israeli officials have agreed on a more “limited” operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that won’t be opposed by President Biden, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius reported on Monday.

Ignatius said Israeli officials have reached a “consensus” about a “final assault” against four Hamas battalions Israel believes remain in Rafah.

Ignatius wrote: “Instead of the heavy attack with two divisions that Israel contemplated several weeks ago, government and military leaders foresee a more limited assault that US officials think will result in fewer civilian casualties and, for that reason, Biden won’t oppose.”

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Israeli forces thrust deeper into Jabalia in northern Gaza on Tuesday, striking a hospital and destroying residential areas with tank and air bombardments, residents said, while Israeli airstrikes killed at least five people in Rafah in the south.

Simultaneous Israeli assaults on the northern and southern edges of the Gaza Strip this month have caused a new exodus of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing their homes, and sharply restricted the flow of aid, raising the risk of famine.

In Jabalia, a sprawling refugee camp built for displaced civilians 75 years ago, the Israeli army used bulldozers to clear shops and property near the local market, residents said, in a military operation that began almost two weeks ago.

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Israeli authorities seized broadcasting equipment from the Associated Press and blocked the outlet’s live feed of Gaza. The move is part of a crackdown on media in Israel. The White House expressed concern over the theft of the American outlet’s equipment. The AP reports the Israeli government later ordered the cameras to be returned to the journalists, and the feed was restored. 

On Tuesday, Israel seized cameras and broadcasting equipment used by the AP in southern Israel. Tel Aviv claimed that the AP was in violation of a new law allowing the government to ban Al-Jazeera. Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi argues that the law extends to any organization providing material to the Qatari-based outlet, giving him the power to shut down the AP livestream.  

The AP said the order they were given by authorities during the seizure was signed by Karhi, who is a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party. After the livestream was shut down, a senior AP official slammed Tel Aviv. 

“The Associated Press decries in the strongest terms the actions of the Israeli government to shut down our longstanding live feed showing a view into Gaza and seize AP equipment,” said Lauren Easton, vice president of corporate communications. “The shutdown was not based on the content of the feed but rather an abusive use by the Israeli government of the country’s new foreign broadcaster law.”

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