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"Nobody has complied their way out of a totalitarian government." -- Robert Kennedy Jr.
Stockholm plans to send a "signal to Russia" by allowing NATO troop deployments in Sweden before the country is admitted into the alliance, according to top officials. Turkey is holding up Sweden’s bid to join the bloc.
Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Defence Minister Pal Jonson announced that Sweden’s military would step-up preparations with NATO in an article published in Dagens Nyheter on Friday. "The preparations may consist of temporary basing of foreign equipment and personnel on Swedish territory. The decision sends a clear signal to Russia and strengthens Sweden’s defense," they wrote. The joint operations send "a clear signal to Russia that our ability to give and receive military aid is good."
Several scuffles broke out in Japan's parliament on Friday after a bill to revise the country's immigration law was passed - enabling authorities to quickly deport foreign nationals seeking refugee status in the country.
Japanese lawmakers scuffle during a committee voting of security bills at the upper house of the parliament in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Left-wing political leader Taro Yamamoto, a former actor, attempted to block passage of the bill by using physical force - flinging himself toward other lawmakers to try and stop the vote.
In a national revolt that rivals the Boston Tea Party, all but a handful of gun owners targeted by President Joe Biden have decided to protest the administration’s sweeping rule to regulate one of the most popular and freely owned firearms ever made.
The owners of just 0.6% to 1% of AR-15-style pistols have complied with a May 31 deadline set by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to register their firearms. By failing to do so, the owners of an estimated 20 million to 40 million guns could face 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.
These elite prep-school kindergartens are going from the ABCs to the birds and the bees.
Posh private schools like Dalton are indoctrinating kids as young as 4 and 5 with woke gender-identity programs and “sexuality curriculums,” The Post found.
One education consultant confirms that some of the city’s top private schools now ask about a child’s gender identity and preferred pronouns on their kindergarten admissions applications — which insiders say is part of a broader effort to sexualize younger and younger children.
“The core assumption is children are sexual from birth, and this goes to the heart go what is driving this. I have seen teacher trainings where they say that explicitly,” said Paul Rossi, a former math teacher at Grace Church School who now works at the Bronx charter school Vertex Partnership Academies.
A record-high increase of $6.83 billion in the budget of the World Health Organization (WHO) for 2024-2025 has been approved to fight “pandemics fueled by climate change” and “emergencies of all kinds” during the 76th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Switzerland.
The staggering increase in budget and the launch of a new “replenishment” initiative for the agency were given the green light despite the fact that the WHA failed to come up with a final agreement on the pandemic treaty or amendments to the international health regulations (IHR). (Related: WHO pushing new pandemic rules to gain dictatorial control over UN’s 194 member countries.)
WHO member states on May 22 agreed to the WHO budget hike, which is a 20 percent increase in assessed contributions (or membership fees). The nations vowed to contribute $1.15 billion via their membership fees while another $5.69 billion will come from “voluntary contributions” from member states and other contributors. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thanked the member states for the rise in the assessed contributions saying, this was “a historic milestone.”
It’s not uncommon for Social Justice Warriors to refer to me as ”anti-immigrant” [John Derbyshire Disgusts Me, by Jonathan Stein, Mother Jones, October 18, 2007].
That always strikes me as weird—even weirder than usual for Social Justice Warriors, and their ”usual” is already pretty weird.
I am an immigrant. My wife is an immigrant. Around one in three of our friends are immigrants. My boss is an immigrant. So according to these accusers I am anti-myself, anti-Mrs. Derbyshire, anti-one-third of our friends, and anti–Peter Brimelow. Say what?
After a while I figured out what’s going on here. The word ”immigrant” is not being used with its dictionary meaning—its meaning in law, in common usage, its prosaic meaning.
It’s being used as an ideological marker for victimhood.
MONDAY 06/12: There will be a FLAG WAVING outside of Trump National Doral at the Trump sign on NW 87th Ave in Miami, FL. Be there in your Trump hats, shirts, flags and signs at 12:00 PM, as President Trump is expected to arrive around 1:00 PM.
DO NOT park at Trump Doral. There are many nearby strip malls/business with parking.
TUESDAY 06/13: Rally in support of President Trump Outside of the Wilkie D. Ferguson Courthouse along N Miami Ave.
400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33128
Please be there at 1:00 pm EST. President Trump will be there at 3:00 PM EST.
*Parking is available at several public garages near the courthouse*
As federal prosecutors laid out a 38-count indictment against former President Donald Trump, former Arizona gubernatorial contender Kari Lake issued a bellicose response Friday to a cheering audience of Georgia Republican activists.
“If you want to get to President Trump, you’re going to have to go through me and you’re going to have to go through 75 million Americans just like me,” said Lake, a staunch Trump ally who lost her 2022 bid for governor.
Most of those Trump voters, she pointedly added, are “card-carrying members” of the National Rifle Association.
“That’s not a threat. That’s a public service announcement,” she said. “We will not let you lay a finger on President Trump. Frankly, now is the time to cling to our guns and our religion.”
Susie Green, the former chief executive of Mermaids, who stood down “unexpectedly” last year, has been hiding in plain sight for so long that I sincerely hope we can see her clearly now. How this woman was ever allowed to have so much influence over vulnerable children, never mind medical professionals, is frankly disturbing. She is a former IT consultant with no medical training – unless you count the fact that she won 2016’s Sparkle Diversity Champion of the Year as a specialised qualification. I certainly don’t. The story of how much power she came to have remains shocking.
The organisation she ran was once not controversial; it was a support group for children and parents of kids with gender issues until she got her hands on it. It became an activist and lobby group receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds in lottery funding and grants and was hired by the Department for Education to provide training on “gender identity” in schools. As with Stonewall, it had huge reach into key institutions and the usual gormless celebrity support.
We now find that Green herself had direct influence on policy at the gender identity development service (GIDS) at the Tavistock. After being told that the Tavistock did not have any records of meeting with Green, when threatened by court action, miraculously it found 300 pages of them.
They reveal that Green spoke directly to the director Dr Polly Carmichael, had advisory roles on two studies and – most scandalous of all – could refer children for treatment at the clinic even when their own GPs had repeatedly advised against it. The Cass Review, remember, effectively shut down GIDS as it was not fit for purpose.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a border security roundtable in Cochise County, Arizona, on Wednesday with sheriffs from multiple states on combating crime at the southern border. He said they would soon announce a strike force, joining multiple sheriff's departments nationwide to combat crime coming from the southern border.
He cited the success of Florida law enforcement officers' involvement in Texas' Operation Lone Star and the success of a new strike force in his state that's been interdicting human smuggling operations coming from the border.
"We can work with different jurisdictions," DeSantis said, "there's no reason why we can't be working with Texas, Arizona at the state and local level."
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs wasn't in attendance and didn't respond to a request for comment about the roundtable or coalition being formed in her state by a Republican governor.
A majority of voters believe FBI officials tried to cover up a bureau informant file that allegedly details a $5 million bribery scheme involving an exchange of money for policy decisions between now-President Joe Biden and a foreign national, a Rasmussen Reports poll found Wednesday.
The FBI’s informant file allegedly linked Joe Biden to the family’s business deals in Ukraine, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) revealed Tuesday. The FBI file originated from an interview the bureau conducted with an informant, who is reportedly a “highly credible” FBI source with a history dating back to the Barack Obama administration.
The FBI refused to comply with Comer’s subpoena for nearly a month. Eleven hours before the House Oversight Committee planned to assemble to vote on holding FBI Director Wray in Contempt of Congress, the FBI agreed to permit all members of the Oversight Committee to review an unclassified file.
The bureau’s capitulation came on the same day polling revealed that 60 percent of voters believe it is likely that top FBI officials helped cover up any alleged wrongdoing the document might detail by Joe Biden or his family, including 48 percent who believe it is “very likely.”
When Woodward arrived at the conference room, he was seated across from several prosecutors working on the investigation, including the chief of the counterintelligence section, Jay Bratt, who explained that they wanted Nauta to cooperate with the government against Trump, the letter said.
Nauta should cooperate with the government because he had given potentially conflicting testimony that could result in a false statements charge, the prosecutors said according to the letter. Woodward is said to have demurred, disputing that Nauta had made false statements.
Bratt then turned to Woodward and remarked that he did not think that Woodward was a “Trump guy” and that “he would do the right thing”, before noting that he knew Woodward had submitted an application to be a judge at the superior court in Washington DC that was currently pending, the letter said.
The allegation, in essence, is that Bratt suggested Woodward’s judicial application might be considered more favorably if he and his client cooperated against Trump. The letter was filed after Trump’s lawyers submitted a motion on Monday seeking grand jury transcripts, because of what they viewed as potential misconduct.
New York state Sen. George Borrello, R-Wyoming County, has introduced a bill to require that all wind turbines, solar collectors and infrastructure for producing green energy be manufactured and constructed without the use of fossil fuels.
His bill would also apply to the manufacture and distribution of electric vehicles.
If the bill were to become law, it would be the end of renewable energy. There’s no feasible way to manufacture and transport wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles without fossil fuels.
Borrello is well aware of this fact and said he suspects most of his colleagues in the New York Legislature do too.
Like a resolution that was introduced in the last Wyoming legislative session earlier this year that would’ve banned auto dealerships from selling electric vehicles, the goal of Borrello’s bill is to get people thinking a bit harder about the outcomes of extreme green energy policies.
On Thursday, The Gateway Pundit reported that police arrested a migrant from Syria for a mass stabbing attack targeting children in a park in Annecy, France.
Various reports have stated the number of injured is as high as eight. However, the latest report states four children and two adults were wounded in the attack, with two children and one of the adults hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
French outlet Le Dauphine reports the attacker was yelling “in the name of Jesus Christ” (language not stated):
Via translation: “The author cried out “In the name of Jesus Christ” The assailant said “In the name of Jesus Christ” twice at the time of the attack. The man, who was wearing a Christian cross when he was arrested, presented himself as a “Christian from Syria” when applying for asylum at the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra) on November 28, 2022.”
The James Webb Telescope (JWST or Webb) has unveiled hundreds of ancient galaxies that could be among the first members of the universe — a leap from only a handful that were previously known to exist at the time.
As early as 600 million years after the Big Bang, these very young galaxies flaunted complex structures and clusters of star formation, a new study reports. The study is part of an international collaboration called the JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES), which gathered a month's worth of observations from two tiny patches in the sky: One in the Ursa Minor constellation and another in the direction of the Fornax cluster. Within this region were over 700 newly discovered young galaxies that reveal with the cosmos looked like in its earliest
"If you took the whole universe and shrunk it down to a two hour movie, you are seeing the first five minutes of the movie," Kevin Hainline, an assistant research professor at the Steward Observatory in Arizona and a lead author of the new study, said while announcing the discovery on Monday (June 5) at the 242nd meeting of the American Astronomical Society being held in Albuquerque and online. "These are the galaxies that are starting the process of making the elements and the complexity that we see in the world around us today."
Webmaster addition: See THE "BIG BANG" IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE
Despite the best efforts of the media and the White House to promote a liberal agenda on issues from abortion to gender change, America has turned back to being more conservative.
Gallup’s latest Values and Beliefs Survey said that conservatives top liberals on social policies and the economy, the two biggest topics America is grappling with.
“For most of the past eight years, Americans were about as likely to say they were liberal as conservative on social issues. This year, there is a more obvious conservative advantage,” said the nation’s biggest pollster on Thursday.
“The shift is mostly due to increasing social conservatism among Republicans, at a time when social issues such as transgender rights, abortion and other hot-button concerns are prominent in the national public debate,” explained Gallup of the conservative backlash.
Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced on Thursday afternoon that she reviewed the unclassified FD-1023 FBI form alleging that then-Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a bribery pay-to-play scheme.
Greene shared a video to Twitter after reviewing the document in the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), telling reporters that the document was “very credible” and the allegations against Biden “are nothing short of deeply troubling.”
Greene alleged that payments were made to the Biden family by Burisma, the Ukrainian oil company of which Hunter Biden was given a seat on the board.
The northeastern United States was engulfed yesterday with a massive blanket of smoke from wildfires burning in Quebec since Tuesday. New York City quickly all but disappeared behind the orangish haze. Yesterday, The Gateway Pundit shared a story containing a video of the George Washington Bridge that was tweeted by Marjorie Taylor Greene, as well as a time lapse of the smoke rolling into the Big Apple.
The fires reportedly originated in Quebec, Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to thank Joe Biden for sending hundreds of US firefighters up to Canada to help with the blaze while also, of course, blaming climate change.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made sure to declare his allegiance to the climate change zealots as well in his statement yesterday:
Make no mistake, from the wildfires in Canada to those cropping up with increasing frequency and severity in our own backyard, these extreme weather events are tangible – and devastating – evidence of the intensifying climate crisis.
Satellite imagery shared by Wide Awake Media on Twitter shows plumes of smoke rising from at least 17 separate visible sites (over 100 separate fires have been reported) at around 6pm EST, according to the video. At the 47 second mark in the video below, you can see the smoke stacks begin to emerge almost simultaneously from central and southeast Quebec:
A 2024 Republican candidate for president is calling for former President Donald Trump to drop out of the upcoming presidential race amid the ongoing investigations surrounding him.
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson took to Twitter to say Trump is the “target of an ongoing criminal investigation” and that he “should step aside & put the good of the country above his candidacy.”
Hutchinson jumped into the race for the White House in late April.
During an announcement in his hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas, Hutchinson announced that he would be joining the growing field of contenders taking on Trump in the battle for the 2024 GOP nomination.
Republicans have been demanding answers on the lack of transparency on visitor logs from President Joe Biden’s Delaware home — and the response they just got won’t make things better moving forward.
The U.S. Secret Service is reportedly refusing to hand over emails identifying visitors to Biden’s homes in Delaware as a Freedom of Information Act request was filed.
“Please be advised that emails reflecting visitors to President Biden’s residences in Wilmington, Delaware, and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware are not agency records subject to the FOIA. See Doyle v. U.S. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., 959 F.3d 72 (2d Cir. 2020) (finding that emails regarding expected visitors to the sitting President’s residence were not agency records subject to the FOIA.),” the officer said in a letter.
The NY Post noted that it had filed its own FOIA request and that the Secret Service claimed last year that “no records were located” of Biden’s Delaware visitors.
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity’s primetime show is feeling the heat since popular host Tucker Carlson was ousted from the network.
Hannity’s show, which got up to 1.9 million in the final weeks of May, has fallen to around a 1.5 million average in June so far. For comparison, Hannity’s primetime show averaged around 3 million each night prior to Fox News taking Carlson off the air in late April.
Despite the fallout from ousting Carlson, Fox News remained the most-watched network in all of cable news in May. “The Five” was the highest-rated show on cable news with 2.6 million average total viewers and 267,000 average demo viewers.
“Fox News, in the first full month since firing Tucker Carlson, brought in 1.42 million viewers in primetime – a 37% drop year over year. CNN’s total prime-time viewership sank to 494,000 viewers, a 25% year-over-year decrease. MSNBC, on the other hand, averaged 1.16 million prime-time viewers for a 14% percent gain compared to last year. For comparison, Fox averaged 2.09 million total prime-time viewers in the first quarter of the year, while CNN averaged 568,000 viewers and MSNBC had 1.11 million average viewers,” Mediaite reported.
Memorial Day customarily kicks off summer and the beer beverage industry generally looks forward to the enhanced sales that come from summer. However, if the recently published reports of Anheuser-Busch sales are accurate, which includes a stunning 60% sales drop during the holiday, the brand position of Bud Light is in freefall.
While the impacts do have a regional trend based on consumer boycotts and patterns, when the Daily Mail reports, “numbers are suffering primarily due to a decline in Bud Light sales that reached as high as a 60 percent drop off over the week that ended on Memorial Day,” we can be certain the executive offices of A/B are watching closely. The feedback from wholesalers and distributors to the parent company must be something beyond alarm.
The Trudeau government continues to insist that wildfires in Canada are the direct result of climate change. This is despite indications that forest mismanagement, or even arson in some cases, could have played a role.
Trudeau has suggested that another hike in the carbon tax is going to help stop those fires, as though Canadians paying more for energy will ease the smoke grounding planes as far south as New York City and Washington, DC.
Despite Trudeau and his environmental minister's assertion that wildfires are simply another catastrophic consequence of the public refusal to due penance to the climate religion despite the fact that it's basically impossible to prove a causal relationship between climate change and wildfires.
The RCMP has been investigating arson fires that could have exploded into much larger conflagrations. And poor forest management, based on the misguided view that forests should suffer no human interference and will just stay healthy, pristine and fire-free without man's touch, is also a likely culprit. Many have claimed this as the cause in California's summer blazes as well.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan on Wednesday sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting information on the status of a special counsel investigation into President Joe Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents.
Jordan, an Ohio Republican, specifically wants Garland to provide him with an “unredacted copy of the memorandum outlining the scope of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s probes regarding President Biden and any supporting documents relating to his appointment.”
Jordan, in his letter, gave Garland a deadline of June 20 to provide the requested update. “The Committee on the Judiciary has jurisdiction to oversee the activities of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives,” he wrote. He is also requesting “any other document describing, listing, or delineating the authority and jurisdiction” outlining the scope “of the special counsel” probe.
Hur was appointed after classified documents were discovered at the Biden Penn Center, which dated back to when Biden served as vice president. Additional classified materials were also found at one of Biden’s residences in Delaware.
Nearly 300 absentee ballots from the 2020 election were found in a Michigan county storage unit, according to a township supervisor.
The ballots were discovered in a storage unit in Genesee County, which encompasses the city of Flint, Mich., and Thetford Township.
The discovery was made by Thetford Township Supervisor Rachel Stanke through a Freedom of Information Act and presented Wednesday to the township board and residents, according to Michigan News Source.
In 2021, Stanke first became aware of the potential existence of the missing ballots. She initially contacted the Michigan attorney general and the secretary of state, then later told the Michigan State Police after receiving tips regarding the missing ballots and supposed "old township documents" that were discovered.
The storage unit was rented by a former township employee who stowed the box of ballots there, according to the FOIA records. Stanke said that the employee was not aware of the contents of the box.
One of the senior FBI officials in charge of effectuating the unprecedented raid of former President Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago last summer told House investigators in a recent transcribed interview that he disagreed with how the raid was handled and worried that when all is said and done, the Bureau would be “left holding the bag again.”
This revelation was among many included in a letter House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland Friday demanding documents and communications related to meetings between FBI and Justice Department officials prior to the execution of the search warrant on Mar-a-Lago.
In the letter, Jordan told the attorney general that the Committee had recently obtained additional information about the search warrant that reinforced their “grave concerns that your reported actions are nothing more than a politically motivated prosecution.”
The new information was provided to the committee by Steven D’Antuono, former Assistant Director-in-Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office (WFO). D’Antuono has had over two decades of FBI experience and was the former head of the Detroit FBI field office, which executed the Whitmer “fednapping” operation.
A former White House official who served during then-President Donald Trump’s term has made a startling revelation regarding his handling of classified materials during his term.
According to an exclusive report by CNN, the unnamed White House official said that Trump was not only familiar with the process of declassifying documents while in office, but he tended to follow the processes as well.
“The former career official, who was in charge of advising the Trump and Obama administrations on the declassification process, is the only known witness to be interviewed by both teams of prosecutors investigating Trump and” President Joe Biden, CNN reported, noting that Biden is also under a special counsel probe for his possession of classified documents.
“Speaking to CNN on condition of anonymity, the former official said he told federal prosecutors that Trump knew the proper process for declassifying documents and followed it correctly,” the report added.