"Nobody gets up one day and decides to be a terrorist for no reason. They don't hate us for our freedoms. They hate us and commit acts of terror because one day, as they are going about their normal lives, there is a horrendous blast and people they have known all their lives are lying in bloody shreds at their feet, mixed in with shrapnel stamped 'Made in the USA.'" -- Michael Rivero

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In addition to interviewing Vladimir Putin while in Russia, Tucker Carlson visited a few places inside of Moscow to get a better sense of what living there is like. He put out a few videos illustrating how the standard of living in Russia is objectively higher than what it is in America.

He did a video showing what one of Moscow’s metro stations looks like. He noted how orderly and clean everything was.

It is in stark contrast to what you see in American cities where you run the risk of getting killed by [blacks] or drug addicts.

He also visited a grocery store and noted how cheap groceries were relative to what Americans pay for food.

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Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is likely headed for a crushing double-digit loss to former President Donald Trump in her home state’s upcoming Republican primary election, early polls suggest.

According to a CBS News survey of GOP voters in South Carolina last week, Trump leads by a massive margin ahead of the primary election on February 24, racking up 65 percent support to Haley’s 30 percent—a difference of 35 points. These numbers are mirrored across other polls conducted in the same time period, indicating that Haley cannot rely on a home-field advantage to bolster her struggling campaign.

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A top White House official wrote a letter to the White House Correspondents' Association informing reporters how to cover Special Counsel Robert Hur's damning classified documents report.

The report, released last Thursday, said 81-year-old President Joe Biden had 'diminished faculties' and that a jury would likely find him a 'sympathetic, well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory.' 

In the letter, White House spokesperson Ian Sams complained how headlines said Biden 'willfully retained' classified information, when the report should have said 'some' evidence was found and the evidence eventually 'refuted willful retention or diclosure.' 

Sams told reporters that he understood their jobs are 'difficult' - as was the report to get through. 

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"Lawmakers and US officials" suspect the "serious national security threat" hyped by House Intel Chairman Mike Turner on Wednesday is an "attempt to shore up support" for the Israel-Ukraine foreign aid bill, CNN reports.

From CNN, "US has new intelligence on Russian nuclear capabilities in space":
 

The uproar over the new intelligence comes as a $60 billion aid package to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia has stalled in the House and former President Donald Trump has been publicly supporting GOP members who have opposed the package. Trump has also in recent days said that he would encourage Russia to "do whatever the hell they want" to NATO allies that do not meet alliance-set spending goals on their own defense.

Johnson has said that he will not bring the Senate-passed aid measure to the floor.

But Turner has publicly supported continuing to fund the Ukraine war effort. Some lawmakers and US officials privately speculated that his effort to brief lawmakers on the intelligence -- something the House Intelligence Committee voted on Tuesday night to do -- might be an attempt to shore up flagging support for Ukraine.

Webmaster addition: How does sending $60 billion to Ukraine protect the US from this hypothetical Russian threat from space? If this threat were real, shouldn't the money go to the Space Force?

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"This is beyond military occupation, apartheid, economic exploitation, and all the rest," asserted one journalist. "There is something extremely sickening happening here."

 by Brett Wilkins Posted on February 15, 2024

Israel Defense Forces officers brought Israeli civilians into detention centers and allowed them to watch and film Palestinian prisoners being tortured, according to survivor testimonies published this week by the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor.

Prisoners held at detention centers in Zikim on the northern border of the Gaza Strip and at a site in southern Israel affiliated with Naqab Prison “told Euro-Med Monitor that the Israeli soldiers had purposefully presented them before Israeli civilians, falsely claiming that they were fighters affiliated with Palestinian armed factions and that they had taken part in the October 7 attack on Israeli towns,” the group said.

The former detainees said groups of 10-20 Israeli civilians were brought in and allowed to record torture sessions in which the men, stripped nearly naked, were beaten with metal batons, electrocuted, and had hot water poured over their heads. The ex-prisoners said some of the Israelis laughed while filming their torture

Claire's Observations:  The desensitization of Israeli civilians to IDF torture of Palestinian prisoners, most probably, means more, and more debauched, torture is coming, courtesy of the Middle East's "Assassination Nation".

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The US recently conducted a cyberattack against an alleged Iranian spy ship that has been operating near Djibouti, NBC News reported Thursday, citing US officials.

One US official identified the ship as the MV Behshad, which is registered as a cargo ship in Iran. The US claims the Behshad is used to provide intelligence to the Houthis, while Iran’s ambassador to the UN insisted last week that the vessel is in the Red Sea “to combat the piracy activities” and is not involved in Houthi operations.

The nature of the cyberattack on Behshad is unclear. The US officials said it was intended to disrupt the vessel’s alleged intelligence operations.

The cyberattack occurred about a week ago and was part of the US response to the drone attack that killed three members of the US Army Reserve and wounded about 40 Arizona National Guardsmen at a secretive US base in Jordan near the Syrian border. The Pentagon admitted it had no evidence Iran was involved in the Jordan attack but blamed Tehran anyway because it arms the Shia militias the US believes were responsible

Claire's Observations:  OK, please let me wrap my head around this; although the Pentagon has admitted it has zero evidence Iran was complicit in the Jordan attack, now it is starting to hit Iranian, as well as Houthi ships. 

 Folks, this may not seem like much, and particularly since the cyberattack against the Iranian ship happened last week, ( but was not reported immediately (so as not to  inflame the American public about the US government and military doing the polar opposite of "de-escalation") , this... is one hell of an escalation.   

Now, the US military IS attacking Iranian ships, part of a media "drip... drip... drip campaign that this US military is attacking Iranian ships, which is a perfectly normal adjunct to the "Assassination Nation's genocide against Gaza", and beyond.

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In a rare moment it seems that CNN has taken a step against President Biden and called up his Lie on air. CNN decided to fact check the president on three claims that he made regarding storing classified documents and used evidence to contradict the President’s claims.

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Special Counsel Jack Smith has urged the Supreme Court to allow the case concerning alleged election interference by former President Donald Trump in 2020 to proceed to trial without further delay.

This plea comes in the wake of attempts by Trump and his legal team to stall the case while the court deliberates on his claim of presidential immunity.

In a comprehensive 40-page document, Smith contended, "the public interest in a prompt trial is at its zenith where, as here, a former president is charged with conspiring to subvert the electoral process so that he could remain in office." The prosecution team emphasized that the allegations against Trump "strike at the heart of our democracy," underscoring the case's "unique national importance."

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During a hearing on Wednesday, Nathan Wade, the lover of Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis, testified about their improper relationship and its potential impact on Willis' oversight of the Georgia election interference case involving Donald Trump.

Wade admitted to using his business credit card to pay for trips that he and Willis took together, with Willis subsequently reimbursing him in cash. When questioned about the arrangement, Wade confirmed that Willis had indeed reimbursed him, clarifying that she provided him with cash to cover her share of the expenses for all the trips they embarked on together.

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It must be clear that there is no room in the country for both peoples…. If the Arabs leave it, the country will become wide and spacious for us…. The only solution is a Land of Israel…without Arabs. There is no room here for compromises… (Yosef Weitz (1890-1972) former director of the Jewish National Fund’s Land Settlement Department)

The IDF’s recent airstrikes on civilian areas in Rafah mark the beginning of the final phase of Israel’s massive ethnic cleansing project. On Monday, Israel bombed a number of locations where Palestinian refugees were huddled in tents after fleeing Israel’s onslaught in the North. Videos of the destruction appeared on a number of Twitter-sites which showed a deeply-cratered wasteland in the middle of makeshift encampments. Not surprisingly, women and children made up the bulk of the casualties with no evidence of Hamas to be found anywhere. According to a witness at the site, body parts and carnage were strewn across the landscape. This is from an article at the World Socialist Web Site:

Israel launched a massive aerial bombardment of Rafah, the southernmost city in Gaza, on Sunday night into Monday morning, killing over 100 people. As the sun came up, the world was horrified by images of the mangled bodies of children, in a chilling demonstration of what is to come in the weeks ahead.

Over the weekend, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to carry out a full-scale military onslaught against the besieged city, declaring, “Our goal … is total victory.” For the Israeli regime, “total victory” means killing as many Palestinians as possible and driving the rest from their homes. With a green light from Biden, Israel commencing Rafah massacre, World Socialist Web Site

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An MSNBC legal analyst responded to the Fulton County hearing over misconduct by Soros-backed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, prosecuting Trump’s election interference case, saying, “It’s game over for [Willis].”

“Don’t let the legalese fool you. This is epic; this is monumental. If things are going in the direction we think, Fani Willis lied to the court. It’s game over for her; she will be disqualified,” the MSNBC guest shared. “It’s a huge deal. I can’t overstate it.”

President Trump responded to this in a TRUTH Social post:

Trump: MSNBC JUST STATED GAME OVER FOR THE FAKE FANI WILLIS CASE IN GEORGIA. ANOTHER SCAM COORDINATED WITH THE BIDEN WHITE HOUSE FOR PURPOSES OF ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!!

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Russia's most significant opposition leader for the past decade, Alexei Navalny, has died in prison inside the Arctic Circle, the prison service said.

Seen as President Vladimir Putin's most vociferous critic, Navalny was serving a 19-year jail term on charges widely considered politically motivated.

He was moved to an Arctic penal colony, considered one of the toughest jails, late last year.

The prison service in the Yamalo-Nenets district said he had "felt unwell" after a walk on Friday.

He had "almost immediately lost consciousness", it said in a statement, adding that an emergency medical team had immediately been called and tried to resuscitate him but without success.

"The emergency doctors declared the prisoner dead. Cause of death is being established."

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Two things have become painfully clear on Capitol Hill this week: Lawmakers and staffers say sexual harassment is “rampant” – but even members of Congress have no idea just how widespread the problem is.

The controversial and sensitive issue has taken center stage in Congress this week, with female lawmakers making fresh allegations of sexual harassment against unnamed members who are currently in office, and the unveiling of a new bill on Wednesday to change how sexual harassment complaints are reported and resolved. On Thursday, a woman shared her story of being groped and kissed without her consent by Sen. Al Franken in 2006.

So far, there’s been little specific data to help illuminate just how pervasive sexual harassment is on Capitol Hill, but one figure has emerged: the total that the Office of Compliance, the office that handles harassment complaints, has paid to victims.

On Thursday, the Office of Compliance released additional information indicating that it has paid victims more than $17 million since its creation in the 1990s. That includes all settlements, not just related to sexual harassment, but also discrimination and other cases.

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Throughout the months-long brutal Israeli bombing campaign against Gaza and the accompanying ground assault, President Biden has been consistent in refusing calls (including within Congress) to impose conditions on US-supplied weaponry used by Israel.

Already at least one European country and NATO member has halted weapon supply transfers to Israel on fears they could be used for war crimes or to violate Palestinians' human rights. But all eyes remain on Washington, which remains the Israeli military's biggest supplier of deadly arms and munitions by far. Is the Biden administration finally about to change course? Or is it more of the same premature signaling for the sake of calming an international (and domestic) audience's concern?

The U.S. is investigating several Israeli airstrikes in Gaza that killed dozens of civilians and the possible use by Israel of white phosphorus in Lebanon, as part of a probe by the State Department to determine whether America’s closest ally has misused its bombs and missiles to kill civilians, U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal

Claire's Observations:  More geopolitical sound and fury here, signifying.... nothing.  There  will most likely be no change whatsoever in the quantity - and deadly array- of US-provided weapons for Israel genocide in Gaza, and beyond.

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The legal team for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange contends that District Court Judge Vanessa Baraitser erred by failing to recognize that it was an “abuse of process” for the U.S. to seek Assange's extradition.

Editor’s Note: Ahead of a major appeal hearing before the British High Court of Justice on February 20 and 21, the “Countdown To Day X” series will highlight key aspects of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal against extradition to the United States.

The legal team for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange contends that District Court Judge Vanessa Baraitser erred by failing to recognize that it was an “abuse of process” for the United States government to seek Assange’s extradition for political offenses. They hope the British High Court of Justice will reconsider this aspect of the case.

Individuals accused of treason, sedition, or espionage have historically been protected from extradition because those offenses involve acts directed at a particular government. Such offenses are viewed in international law as “pure political offenses” and not “ordinary crimes.

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UHT milk comes packaged in aseptic, sterile containers—it needs no refrigeration and has a shelf life of six to nine months—a boon to retailers. The process was developed in Europe—I remember seeing stacks of these aseptic containers in supermarkets in France when I lived there in the early 1980s and wondering why anyone would buy milk that didn’t spoil.

In the early 1990s, the Italian company Parmalat introduced its UHT milk to the United States. American consumers resisted purchasing unrefrigerated milk, so the industry packaged it in traditional containers and sold it from the refrigerator aisle.

According to Parmalat’s website, “UHT milk is the same as fresh milk but simply uses a different pasteurization process. It contains a lot of nutrients that are good for your body, just like fresh milk.” It adds, “With our special pasteurization process, our milk doesn’t need to be stored in the fridge until opened. This means you can store as many bottles as you want and never run out of milk.”

A 2019 study from China titled “Processing milk causes the formation of protein oxidation products which impair spatial learning and memory in rats,” indicates that UHT milk is not like fresh milk at all. The researchers subjected milk to four processing techniques: boiling, microwave heating, spray drying, and freeze-drying. (Boiling takes milk to 212 F—ultra-pasteurization is much hotter.)

All four techniques (even freeze-drying) caused “various degrees of redox state imbalance and oxidative damage in plasma, liver, and brain tissues.” Feeding damaged milk proteins to rats resulted in learning and memory impairment—why would any parent want to give UHT milk to their kids?

The researchers concluded that “... humans should control milk protein oxidation and improve the processing methods applied to food.”

Other researchers have noted that “The major protein modifications that occur during UHT treatment are denaturation and aggregation of the protein, and chemical modifications of its amino acids.” Damaged milk proteins are likely to cause allergies. Today, milk allergy is the number one allergy and according to statistics provided by the Asthma and Allergy Network, we can estimate that modern milk causes approximately twenty deaths from anaphylactic shock per year!

Most milk sold today in supermarkets is UHT milk—even organic milk is UHT. But it is not used in fermented products—check the labels for sour cream or cheese.  These products are made from pasteurized—not UHT milk—most likely because UHT milk is so dead that it will not ferment. That’s another way of saying that UHT milk is indigestible, as fermentation is a form of digestion.

A recent listeria outbreak causing two deaths and more than twenty hospitalizations initiated a Feb. 5 recall of pasteurized cheese, yogurt, and sour cream—an indication that pasteurization doesn’t ensure safety in fermented dairy foods.

UHT milk has served as a temporary fix for the dairy industry, but it will ultimately be its undoing. Milk consumption in the United States has declined by half since 1970, and the dairy industry has been unable to reverse the trend. It blames competition from sodas and plant-based “milk,” but won’t admit that UHT processing makes milk unpalatable, allergenic, and indigestible

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Students in a Seattle English class were told that their love of reading and writing is a characteristic of “white supremacy,” in the latest Seattle Public Schools high school controversy. The lesson plan has one local father speaking out, calling it “educational malpractice.”

Lincoln High School in Seattle teachings on white supremacy leads to controversy. (School photo courtesy of the school district website; quiz images provided by a parent in the school district)

As part of the Black Lives Matter at School Week, World Literature and Composition students at Lincoln High School were given a handout with definitions of the “9 characteristics of white supremacy,” according to the father of a student. Given the subject matter of the class, the father found it odd this particular lesson was brought up.

The Seattle high schoolers were told that “Worship of the Written Word” is white supremacy because it is “an erasure of the wide range of ways we communicate with each other.” By this definition, the very subject of World Literature and Composition is racist. It also chides the idea that we hyper-value written communication because it’s a form of “honoring only what is written and even then only what is written to a narrow standard, full of misinformation and lies.” The worksheet does not provide any context for what it actually means.

I feel bad for any students who actually internalize stuff like this as it is setting them up for failure,” the father explained to the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH

Claire's  Observations:  This is absolute codswallop, and an intense intellectual "slap in the face" to any kid, of any ethnicity who loves to read and to learn.  To denigrate reading in this way, means that the people who put this policy in place, are terrified that kids may read something which logically shreds, and "disagrees" with their agenda, hence, a love of reading is a "bad thing".

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Texas Republican Congressman Wesley Hunt is demanding President Joe Biden’s physician provide a plausible reason as to why Biden will not be taking a cognitive test as part of his upcoming overall comprehensive medical exam, “given recent events highlighting the president’s significant decline in memory,” arguing that “the American people have a right to know if the commander-in-chief is mentally compromised.”

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre cited Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the White House doctor who has served as Biden’s longtime physician, who insists that a cognitive test for the president is unnecessary, proposing that the president “proves his cognitive ability ‘every day [in] how he operates and how he thinks.'”

According to a letter from Hunt addressed to O’Connor and previewed exclusively in advance by Breitbart News, which is to be sent on Thursday, the Republican congressman seeks to clarify the rationale behind not including a cognitive screening test in Biden’s medical examination despite precedents and reports of memory lapses.

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Wednesday’s shooting at the end of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade was not an act of terrorism, but the result of a dispute between a number of individuals, police say.

The New York Post quoted Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves saying that they had “recovered several firearms” and two of the three individuals in custody are juveniles.

Graves said the incident “appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire.”

She added, “We are working to determine the involvement of others, and it should be noted … this incident is still a very active investigation.”

The Kansas City Police department has a 24-hour window in which to charge the juveniles.

Police have not detailed the types of guns used in the shooting or how the guns were acquired.

Webmaster addition: Interesting, because the gun-grabbers are already screaming "assault rifle", and "military style weapons", and "AR-15!"

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Doomed CNN, a far-left propaganda outlet that spreads conspiracy theories and violence, is looking to cut “more than $50 million” in anchor salaries.

Let’s start with the current salaries. You are not going to believe how much these assholes are reportedly paid per year:

  • Anderson Cooper: $20 million
  • Wolf Blitzer: $15 million
  • Jake Tapper: $8.5 million
  • Chris Wallace: $8 million
  • John Berman, Kate Bolduan, Sara Sidner: $1 to $2 million

Normal people watch these CNN losers operate and ask themselves, How can they lie so shamelessly? How do they live with themselves, spreading all this hate, division, violence, and racism? Well, now you know. These soulless propagandists are bought and paid for.

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