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July 29, 2021

Jul 29 05:45

The French intelligence service’s warning that pro-freedom, anti-health pass protesters pose a new terror threat is risible

The security agency fears citizens opposed to the government’s liberticidal Covid rules might turn to extremism. But it is the Macron government’s own draconian actions that are fomenting radical dissent.

A new law christening the Covid-19 health pass and QR code tracking system in the daily lives of French citizens has cleared hurdles in the Senate, with only the Constitutional Council standing between freedom and a new world in which French citizens are required to present proof of an anti-Covid double-jab, or a nose swab test within the previous 48 hours, to access restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, swimming pools, bars, hospitals, and some shopping centers.

The pass would also become a condition of continued paid employment for those working in these venues, along with non-negotiable mandatory jabs for health care workers.

Jul 29 05:44

Report: ‘Extensive’ Gay Hookup App Usage Compromises Vatican Security

Location-based homosexual and heterosexual hookup apps are widely used within Vatican walls, an investigative report revealed late Tuesday, which can open the Holy See to blackmail and other security risks.

The report by the Pillar, an online Catholic news agency, raised particular concerns of vulnerability to China, which until 2020 owned the gay hookup app Grindr, one of the services whose use in the Vatican was uncovered.

The Pillar revealed that at least 16 different mobile devices emitted signals from Grindr on at least four days between March and October 2018 within the areas of the Vatican City State not open to the public.

Jul 29 05:43

NATO’s growing combat potential near Russia, Belarus cause serious concern — Shoigu

NATO’s growing combat potential near the borders of Russia and Belarus are a cause for serious concern, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday.

"The trend towards stronger military presence in the European zone causes a serious concern. NATO is building up its forward presence near the borders of the Russia-Belarus Union State. The alliance is improving its military infrastructure, creating logistics supplies and stocks of armaments and military hardware and practicing troop redeployment routes," Shoigu said at a meeting of the defense chiefs from the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Jul 29 05:42

Russia Outraged by Claims of Links to Anti-Vaccination Activists in France

The Russian Embassy in France on Monday expressed outrage over remarks by Christophe Castaner, the leader of the "La Republique En Marche!" group in the parliament, on allegations of a link between Moscow and anti-vaccination communities on social media.

On Thursday, Castaner replied in the affirmative when asked by an anchor of the French radio station RMC whether other countries, including Russia, could be behind such community groups.

"It is with surprise and outrage we have heard the claim by Christophe Castaner that ‘Russia or other countries’ might be behind the community groups of anti-vaccine advocates on social media. We would like to underscore that we firmly support the maximum vaccine coverage of the planet’s population [against COVID-19]," the embassy wrote on Facebook.


Jul 29 05:41

Jewish Chronicle must pay Wadsworth substantial damages and apologize in open court

Marc Wadsworth is a lifelong anti racist who came to prominence during the brutal racist murder of black teenager Steven Lyons in 1993.

Marc supported Stephen's parents in their long fight for justice, and even introduced them to anti apartheid revolutionary figures, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

Yet despite Wadsworth's anti racial credentials, even he was not spared from the anti Semitism witch hunt against Jeremy Corbyn's allies and pro Palestinian activists in the Labour Party.

Jul 29 05:40

VACCINE PASSPORTS AND MEDICAL MARTIAL LAW

Almost one year ago, former President Trump declared a national emergency and the White House announced a 15-day plan to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Governments around the world either preceded the U.S. or soon followed with similar pronouncements. The upsurge in totalitarianism since these edicts were installed is mind-boggling.

Staying home, social distancing, and hand washing were the first steps in the slippery slope towards medical martial law. Then came the lockdowns and mandatory face mask policies. These were soon followed by pressure to take a COVID-19 test, contact tracing, and quarantines. Next were vaccines that were rushed to production, given only “emergency use authorization” by the FDA and still deemed experimental, having completely skipped long-term safety studies. Now, the threat of vaccine passports/certificates represents the next step towards complete tyranny and subjugation of the people.

Jul 29 05:40

HOW THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL’S “DOMESTIC EXTREMISM” ARGUMENT LAYS THE FOUNDATIONS FOR SHADOW GOVERNANCE

In the Atlantic Council report, Silber draws on policy proposals he made previously in his controversial report “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat” for NYPD. That report was condemned (and eventually removed from the NYPD website) by the Brennan Center for Justice because of the radical religious and racial profiling that he proposed for local law enforcement, including the suggestion that common Islamic religious practices indicate extremism.


Jul 29 05:39

BIDEN WILL ANNOUNCE VACCINATION REQUIREMENT ACROSS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON THURSDAY

President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated against Covid-19, or be required to submit to regular testing and mitigation requirements, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

The announcement will come in remarks where Biden is also expected to lay out a series of new steps, including incentives, in an attempt to spur new vaccinations as the Delta variant spreads rapidly throughout the country. It will also follow the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to require its frontline health care workers to be vaccinated over the course of the next two months.

Biden alluded to the looming announcement on Tuesday.

Jul 29 05:39

China Says Taliban Will Play ‘Important’ Role in Afghanistan Reconstruction

A Taliban delegation visited China on Wednesday, and Beijing said the group will play an “important” role in the Afghan peace process and the reconstruction of the country.

“The Taliban in Afghanistan is a pivotal military and political force in the country, and will play an important role in the process of peace, reconciliation and reconstruction there,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

The visit comes as the Taliban is making significant territorial gains against the Afghan government, which the US has responded to by stepping up airstrikes. Regional countries are preparing for the likely possibility that the Taliban will either take over Afghanistan or at least be the dominant political force in a future power-sharing government.

One request China has of the Taliban is to sever ties with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), a Uyghur Muslim group that Beijing accuses of being behind terrorist attacks in Xinjiang.

Jul 29 05:36

Blinken Says a Taliban Takeover Would Make Afghanistan a ‘Pariah State’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that Afghanistan would turn into a “pariah state” if the Taliban takes over the country by force. The comments come as the Taliban is making significant gains against the US-backed government.

“An Afghanistan that does not respect the rights of its people, an Afghanistan that commits atrocities against its own people, would become a pariah state,” Blinken said. “The Taliban says that it seeks international recognition … There’s only one path, and that’s at the negotiating table to resolve the conflict peacefully.”

Intra-Afghan talks have been stalling, partially due to the fact that President Biden pushed back the original May 1st withdrawal deadline to September. Since May, the Taliban has been launching major offensives and has no motive to stop until the US troops are gone. Last week, a Taliban spokesman said the group would negotiate a power-sharing government but that they want President Ashraf Ghani to step down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It wasn't considered a pariah state when the Taliban took over from the USSR!

Jul 29 05:35

US Warns Iran’s Incoming Government There Won’t Be a Better Nuclear Deal

Indirect negotiations between the US and Iran to revive the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, are on pause until Ebrahim Raisi replaces Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in August. Axios reported Wednesday that US officials are warning the incoming government that it won’t get a better deal than what has already been negotiated.

It’s not clear what exactly the US and Iran have negotiated. Rouhani has said an agreement was reached for the US to lift most major sanctions, but other elements of the Iranian government denied that any sort of agreement was made. On Wednesday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the US “stubborn” in its demands of Iran and said Washington would not provide guarantees on sanctions relief or that it wouldn’t withdraw from the deal again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US didn't keep the last deal!


Jul 29 05:35

Biden Administration Has No Plans to Pull Troops Out of Syria

As the US is pulling troops out of Afghanistan and changing its mission in Iraq, a Biden administration official made it clear in comments to Politico that there are no plans to pull troops out of Syria.

“I don’t anticipate any changes right now to the mission or the footprint in Syria,” the official said, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. There are currently about 900 US troops in northeast Syria.

“In Syria, we’re supporting Syrian Democratic Forces in their fight against ISIS. That’s been quite successful, and that’s something that we’ll continue,” the official said.

While the US claims its presence in Syria is to help fight ISIS, the region where US troops are deployed is where most of the country’s oil fields are. The occupation keeps the vital resource out of the hands of the Syrian government, which is part of Washington’s economic warfare against the country.

Jul 29 05:34

‘A very dangerous precedent’: Democrats take aim at Biden’s Somalia airstrikes

Top Democratic lawmakers took aim this week at the Biden administration’s recent airstrikes in Somalia, disputing the legal rationale for the operations and arguing that it undercuts the president’s stated desire to replace outdated war authorizations.

The Pentagon justified the strikes, which targeted al Qaeda affiliates in the war-torn country, by invoking the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the terrorist groups that attacked the U.S. on 9/11.

Jul 29 05:34

Delingpole: Watch Brave Dutch MP Skewer Klaus ‘Anal’ Schwab’s Great Reset

My new hero politician (in an admittedly not very crowded field) is Gideon van Meijeren. He might be your hero politician too once you’ve watched this brief exchange in which he skewers mercilessly the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the subject of Klaus ‘Anal’ Schwab’s The Great Reset.

The Great Reset, as every half-way informed person now knows, is part of the sinister plan by the World Economic Forum (and others) to turn the world into a gigantic slave state in we are the vassals (‘You will own nothing and be happy‘) and the Davos elite rule over us like Pharaohs or Babylonian kings.

But for some weird reason the puppet governments only obeying the orders of this elite just don’t want to admit this in public.

Jul 29 05:33

Nakhichevan: Corridor to the Next Round of Nagorno-Karabakh Combat

Ever since the "end" of the latest forty-four day war between Turkish and Israeli-backed – and American-enabled – Azerbaijan and (at best vaguely) Russian-aligned Armenia, there’ve been a slew of policy-wonkish laments about the resultant "illiberal peace." That’s mainly a function of the Russia- and China-hysteria that passes for sound strategic judgment in the Emerald City on the Potomac, and Washington’s sour grapes that the (semi-) ceasefire was Moscow-brokered. Leaving aside for a moment the glaring hypocrisy – one needn’t wonders whether the US would’ve insisted on mediating combat raging 110 miles from its border (i.e. in Quebec, Canada or Monterey, Mexico) – the truth is the non-settlement of this latest Nagorno-Karabakh war hasn’t and won’t bring peace. Neither side is satisfied. The shooting never stopped – it still hasn’t, and is only likely to escalate.


Jul 29 05:32

What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws?

In October of 2020, 14 people were arrested in Michigan and accused of being participants in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The governor had imposed draconian restrictions on religious, travel and commercial activities as a means, she claimed, to stem the spread of COVID-19. All of her restrictions were eventually found by courts to be unconstitutional under both the Michigan and the U.S. Constitutions.

Sixteen plotters were supposedly planning to try the governor in a makeshift court and, if convicted, to impose some sort of punishment. Before the plotters could spring into action, the FBI arrested 14 of them. Two plotters were not arrested since one of them was a paid FBI informant and the other was an undercover FBI agent.

In pleadings filed in federal court last week, the defendants revealed that the FBI enticed, cajoled and manipulated them into this plot, and even trained them and paid their expenses.

Jul 29 05:32

A birthday gift: Israeli woman donates kidney to Gaza boy

Idit Harel Segal was turning 50, and she had chosen a gift: She was going to give one of her own kidneys to a stranger.

The kindergarten teacher from northern Israel, a proud Israeli, hoped her choice would set an example of generosity in a land of perpetual conflict. She was spurred by memories of her late grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, who told her to live meaningfully, and by Jewish tradition, which holds that there’s no higher duty than saving a life.

So Segal contacted a group that links donors and recipients, launching a nine-month process to transfer her kidney to someone who needed one.

That someone turned out to be a 3-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow! What a great gal!

Jul 29 05:31

U.S. 'Deeply Troubled' by Attacks on Civilians as Taliban Sweep Across Afghanistan

The United States said on Wednesday it was deeply troubled by reports of escalating attacks on civilians as the Taliban sweep across Afghanistan and Washington pulls out its last remaining troops and ends its longest war.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on a visit to India, said the only path to peace in Afghanistan was through negotiations, which all parties must take seriously.

Jul 29 05:30

Russia Beefs up Tajik Base, Warns of ISIS Fighters in Afghanistan

Russia said on Wednesday it was beefing up the combat capabilities of its military base in Tajikistan and training local soldiers, as Moscow warned that Islamic State militants were moving into neighbouring Afghanistan.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who was in Tajikistan on Wednesday for talks, said the security situation had rapidly deteriorated in Afghanistan amid a U.S. troop withdrawal.


Jul 29 05:29

UN Envoy Warns Taliban of Intl Isolation If No Movement in Talks

Addressing the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) meeting at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday, Deborah Lyons, the UN secretary general's special representative for Afghanistan, said that if there is no progress in the peace talks the world will not work with the Taliban.

"If there is no movement at the negotiating table, and instead human rights abuses and worse still atrocities occur in districts they control, the Taliban will not be seen as a viable partner for the international community," said Lyons.

Lyons said that the meeting takes place in extraordinary circumstances, with work to preserve the gains never more urgent or challenging.

Jul 29 05:29

US 'Really Messed It Up' in Afghanistan: Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said the US "really messed it up in Afghanistan" as he gave his analysis of the US's involvement in Pakistan's neighbor country in an interview with US television network PBS that aired on Tuesday.

“You see, first of all, they tried to look for a military solution in Afghanistan, when there never was one. And people like me who kept saying that there's no military solution, who know the history of Afghanistan, we were called — people like me were called anti-American. I was called Taliban Khan,” he told American PBS TV.

“For anyone who objected to this way of — I don't know what the objective was in Afghanistan, whether it was to have some nation-building or democracy or liberate the women. Whatever the cause was, the way they went about it was never going to be the solution,” he said.

Jul 29 05:28

US, India Agree to Expand Multilateral Security Partnership

The top diplomats of India and the United States pledged Wednesday to expand their multilateral security partnership, underscoring the deepening of ties between two countries concerned over China’s growing influence in the region.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met in New Delhi and sought to strengthen a regional front against Beijing’s assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific and their cooperation in Afghanistan.

They also lauded each country's help in fighting the coronavirus and said their vaccine partnership is an effort to end the pandemic. Blinken also announced a $25 million fund to support India’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

Jul 29 05:28

Concerns as India builds rail network in remote state near China

India’s ambitious railway project to connect a small northeastern Indian state along its border with China to the rest of the country is raising concerns among local forest dwellers and environmentalists.

The 45km (28-mile) project, work on which began in 2009, connects Sevoke in eastern state of West Bengal to Rangpo in the Himalayan state of Sikkim, with five stations between them, one of them underground.


Jul 29 05:27

3rd political group quits Oct. parliamentary elections in Iraq

The Iraqi National Dialogue Front announced on Wednesday its withdrawal from the parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 10.

It is the third political group, after Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc and the Iraqi Communist Party, that has decided to withdraw from the upcoming Iraqi elections.

"The failure to provide a safe environment for early elections and the proliferation of out-of-control weapons are all factors that confirm that no clear change will happen, and accordingly, the Front decided not to participate in the elections," the Front said in a statement.

Jul 29 05:26

Ethiopia: Somali region says hundreds ‘massacred’ by Afar militia

The local government in Ethiopia’s Somali region says militia from the neighbouring region of Afar attacked and looted the town of Gedamaytu, also known as Gabraiisa, the latest flare-up in a local boundary dispute that adds to broader tensions in the country.

Ali Bedel, spokesperson for the government of the Somali region, which stretches north to south along Ethiopia’s eastern border, was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency on Tuesday that Afar militia “massacred hundreds of civilians” on Saturday in the town.

Jul 29 05:26

New Mexican Vigilante Group's Sympathizers Set Fire to Government Offices, Businesses

Mexican villagers sympathizing with a new indigenous self-defense group torched government offices, businesses and houses in a remote mountainous region in southern Chiapas state this week, protesting rampant insecurity in the area.

The violence in the indigenous Tzotzil community of Pantelhó late on Monday and early on Tuesday came less than two weeks after a group of hooded men, calling themselves El Machete, took up arms in nearby Chenalhó to confront drug-trafficking gangs. It was unclear how many members El Machete has.

Jul 29 05:24

Mexico says officials spent $61 million on Pegasus spyware

Mexico’s top security official said Wednesday that two previous administrations spent $61 million to buy Pegasus spyware that has been implicated in government surveillance of opponents and journalists around the world.

Public Safety Secretary Rosa Icela Rodríguez said records had been found of 31 contracts signed during the administrations of President Felipe Calderón in 2006-2012 and President Enrique Peña Nieto in 2012-18. Some contracts may have been disguised as purchases of other equipment.

The government said many of the contracts with the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group were signed with front companies, which are often used in Mexico to facilitate kickbacks or avoid taxes.

Last week, the government's top anti-money laundering investigator said officials from the two previous administrations had spent about $300 million in government money to purchase spyware. But that figure may reflect all spyware and surveillance purchases, or may include yet-unidentified contracts.


Jul 29 05:24

Covid-19 Vaccines Lead to New Infections and Mortality: The Evidence is Overwhelming

This article demonstrates unequivocally that mortality and morbidity has increased dramatically as a result of the vaccine. The incidence of Covid positive cases has also increased.

“And everywhere they have been followed by a dramatic rise in new infections and mortality for several weeks or months”

Dr Delépine carefully analyses the pre and post vaccine trends for 14 countries in major regions of the World.

The latest official figures for the European Union which are rarely acknowledged by the mainstream media indicate the following:

Jul 29 05:23

At FDA Urging, Pfizer and Moderna to Include Thousands More Children in Clinical Trials

Pfizer and Moderna will increase the number of children in their COVID vaccine clinical trials prior to seeking Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told the vaccine makers the size and scope of their pediatric studies, as initially envisioned, were inadequate to detect rare side effects.

The rare side effects cited by the FDA include myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis, inflammation of the lining around the heart, multiple people familiar with the trials told The New York Times.

Moderna’s shot is authorized for emergency use in people 18 and up, and Pfizer’s vaccine is authorized for children as young as 12. No COVID vaccines have yet received EUA approval for children younger than 12.

Expanding the pediatric trials means thousands more children as young as 6 months old may soon be recruited and enrolled in COVID vaccine trials.

Jul 29 05:22

Irony, Absurdity, and Dishonesty – The Democrat Party’s Playbook

Gobsmacking, as defined by a simple internet search:

Adjective, British, informal; utterly astonishing; astounding.

“The hypocrisy of the man is gobsmacking”

It has been, at least for me, a gobsmacking couple of weeks. I have watched while the Democrat Party, its partisans in state-controlled media, and their ever-so-virtue-signaling but absurdly never-self-aware politicians have had just about everything they say and do “boomerang” on them and hit them square in the noggin. I cannot have been the only guy to have observed this spectacle and have been, well… gobsmacked. Please pardon me for the sarcasm inherent in the commentary, but the issues and actions presented are just over-ripe for it and are pristine targets for sarcasm and scorn.

Let’s review the past few weeks’ events and news stories that have been given a good bit of attention.

Jul 29 05:22

220,000 Member American Postal Workers Union Releases Statement Against Mandatory Vaccinations for Federal Employees

One of the reasons why the federal mandate for vaccinations will fail will be the backlash and refusal compliance by the blue-collar workforce.

While the U.S. ideological media will downplay the scale of power within the middle-class and blue-collar workforce, they know the true power exists. The team behind Biden might poke this bear to test a reaction, but they will not dare confront it directly. They know that. WE know that.

The 220,000 members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) released a statement saying the federal government has no business attempting to force vaccinate the workforce. This union will not be the only one… watch:



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Jul 29 05:21

Lobbying by top Biden aide's brother latest hit to administration's 'highest ethical standards'

When newly filed records showed the brother of a top adviser to President Joe Biden lobbied the National Security Council for a major automaker, it became the latest concern for ethics experts who see a porous firewall despite the president's ethics pledge.

Jeff Ricchetti, whose brother Steve Ricchetti is a counselor to the president, was paid $60,000 during the second quarter of 2021 to lobby the council on "issues related to China" on behalf of General Motors, according to a recent disclosure.

Under the Trump administration, the automaker sought to have tariffs removed from their Buick Envision, which is made in China. The request was denied.

Biden has continued many of former President Donald Trump’s trade policies, including on Chinese exports.

Jul 29 05:21

Biden will reimpose strict car mileage standards under Obama and urge 40% of drivers to use electric vehicles in 10 years in a bid to cut greenhouse emissions in half by 2030

In a major step against climate change, President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years, according to industry and government officials briefed on the plan.

He's then aiming for even tougher anti-pollution rules after that to forcefully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nudge 40% of U.S. drivers into electric vehicles by decade's end.

The proposed rules from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation reflect Biden's pledge to attack climate change but also balance concerns of the auto industry, which is urging a slower transition to zero-emission electric vehicles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So when you are going to start building all those new power plants needed to charge those electric cars, and what will those power plants run on? Oil?

Jul 29 05:19

Experts ask to see data behind new policy

New recommendations from federal health officials this week on when vaccinated Americans should don face masks came with a startling bolt of news: People who have had their shots and become infected with the delta variant of the coronavirus can harbor large amounts of virus just like unvaccinated people. That means they could become spreaders of the disease and should return to wearing masks indoors in certain situations, including when vulnerable people are present.

But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not publish the new research. In the text of the updated masking guidance, the agency merely cited "CDC COVID-19 Response Team, unpublished data, 2021."

Some outside scientists have their own message: Show us the data.

Jul 29 05:19

Health Ministry Experts Panel Recommends 3rd COVID Shot for Older Israelis

Experts advising the Health Ministry have recommended that older people receive a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, though they disagree on whether the cohort should start at 60 years old, 65 or 70.

Some of the data presented at a discussion Wednesday suggested that the vaccine's effectiveness in preventing severe symptoms among 60-year-olds and above has dropped to 81 percent from 97 percent in January.


Jul 29 05:18

Coronavirus surge worsening in California as officials consider more drastic actions

Faced with sustained increases in coronavirus infections and COVID-19 hospitalizations, California officials are considering new measures to hopefully cap the spike.

(in Texas, a surge in cases, but no deaths in a month? Click here)

Though the number of infections and those who are ill enough to be hospitalized remain well below the levels of previous surges, the extent of the latest increases is ringing alarm bells across the state.

“Our projections are sobering,” Gov. Gavin Newsom told reporters earlier this week. “Our projections are, over the course of the next number of weeks, we’ll show a significant increase in hospitalizations if we continue down this path.”

Jul 29 05:14

Pentagon chief ‘deeply concerned’ by alarming surge in suicide deaths among US troops-

The Pentagon chief has expressed serious concern about an alarming spike in suicide deaths among US forces.

“I’m deeply concerned about the suicide rates, not only here but across the force,” Lloyd Austin said on a visit to the Eielson air base in Alaska.

“One loss by suicide is too many. While we’re working hard on this problem, we have a lot more to do,” he added.

In 2020, 385 active-duty soldiers died by suicide, marking a sharp increase from the 326 cases reported by the Pentagon in 2018.

A USA Today report said more than 90% of those US forces who died by suicide were men, especially those who serve combat units, such as infantry. And, most of them are young, aged 18 to 26.

The Pentagon said stressors typically challenging military personnel were augmented by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic last year, adding that it necessitated some changes in the mental health services offered.

Jul 29 05:14

‘You’re counting it wrong’: Readers blast New York Times for putting US at top of Olympic medal rankings

The New York Times claims the US is leading in the Tokyo Olympics, deliberately using the total medals won as its methodology. Numerous readers quickly pointed out that gold medals matter more, both officially and traditionally.

On the fifth day of the 2020 Olympics, the US paper of record showed a chart captioned “here's where the medal count stands now,” showing the US in first place with a total of 30, ahead of China with 27 and Japan with 22.

Except under the traditional method of Olympics ranking, that order is exactly backwards: Japan is first with 13 gold medals, followed by China with 12 and the US with 10. Most of the hundred-plus responses the newspaper has received on Twitter have pointed out this very fact.

“You have to put the country with more gold medals at the top, not the total count of medals. United States is at number 3,” said one user.

Jul 29 05:12

Alaskan coast 8.2 magnitude earthquake was the strongest one in decades, official says

The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Alaska's coast Wednesday night was the strongest one since 1964, an official told CNN.

The very strong quake was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.
At 29 miles deep (46.7 km), the earthquake is considered shallow.
"This event was felt throughout the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak," according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.



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Jul 29 05:12

Lab Analysis at 7 Universities Shows NO Covid!

“I have a PhD in virology and immunology. I'm a clinical lab scientist and have tested 1500 "supposed" positive Covid 19 samples collected here in S. California. When my lab team and I did the testing through Koch's postulates and observation under a SEM (scanning electron microscope), we found NO Covid in any of the 1500 samples. What we found was that all of the 1500 samples were mostly Influenza A and some were influenza B, but not a single case of Covid, and we did not use the B.S. PCR test.

Jul 29 05:10

Chinese City Offers Cash Handouts To Incentivize More Childbirths Amid Demographic Crisis 

As concerns about China's demographic deterioration intensifies (stoked by news that the country's birthrate fell to its lowest level in 2020 since CCP record-keeping began in 1949), one city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province is offering couples subsidies per month to make babies.

China is battling not one but three demons: insurmountable debts, deflation, and demographics threaten to derail the economy.

To fix this, and what may be a pilot test for a much wider rollout, Panzhihua city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, with about 1.23 million population is handing out 500 yuan ($76.87) per baby every month for families that have a second or third child, until the babies turn three, according to state-run media Global Times.

Jul 29 05:10

Biden Official Orders Immigration Judges To Stop Describing Illegal Aliens As "Illegal Aliens"

A top Biden-appointed immigration official issued a memo last week directing immigration judges to stop using the term “illegal aliens” to describe illegal aliens.

In a July 23 memo titled “Terminology,” Acting Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Jean King directed immigration judges to instead use terms like “undocumented noncitizen” and “undocumented individual.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Illegal Aliens" works just fine for me.

Jul 29 05:09

Department of Justice Warns States Against Violating Federal Law With Audits

Department of Justice (DOJ) officials alerted states on July 28 that they’re closely tracking the 2020 election audit taking place in Arizona and proposed audits in several other states.

The new guidance document summarizes the Biden administration’s position on federal law concerning audits, deeming the round of reviews that are either complete, in progress, or being proposed to be “unusual” and “exceedingly rare,” while highlighting that federal law imposes constraints under which counties and states must comply.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Federal Government does not have jurisdiction to interfere with how states handle their elections and audits. It's a PR bluff.


Jul 29 05:07

Canada Border Officers Vote To Strike, Warn Of Supply Chain Disruption

Thousands of Canada Border Services Agency personnel have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike – something that could throw a wrench into port, cross-border trucking, airfreight and international parcel operations.

The strike could happen as early as Aug. 6, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and its Customs and Immigration Union said on Tuesday. The union represents some 8,500 CBSA employees, including officers serving at ports of entry across the country.

The threat of a strike comes as Canada prepares to reopen its land border to nonessential travel for the first time since March 2020. The timing wasn’t lost on the union, which warned that a strike could lead to “significant disruption to the flow of goods.”

The impacts could bring delays to commercial vehicle traffic and impact parcel deliveries and duties collection, the union said.

Jul 29 04:57

Whistleblowers Say They Were Told To Downplay COVID Outbreak At Biden Child Migrant Camp Operated By Servpro

Two additional whistleblowers have come forward, accusing federal contractors and senior federal employee managers at a Department of Health and Human Services migrant shelter in Fort Bliss, TX of mistreating children and telling them to downplay hundreds of COVID-19 infections among the children detained at the facility.

"Covid was widespread among children and eventually spread to many employees. Hundreds of children contracted Covid in the overcrowded conditions. Adequate masks were not consistently provided to children, nor was their use consistently enforced," whistleblowers Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold alleged in a federal whistleblower complaint filed on Wednesday, according to NBC News.

According to the complaint, workers at the camp were given regular written instructions from HHS public affairs that told them "when asked, to make everything sound positive about the Fort Bliss experience and to play down anything negative."

Jul 29 04:56

Latest Data Show Efficacy Of Pfizer Vaccine Falls To 84% After 6 Months

As pressure builds for the FDA to simply 'get on with it' and issue full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna jabs, it looks like the people responsible for deciding whether vaccines are safe and effective are finally coming around to the reality that those vaccines aren't as effective against the delta strain as they had once hoped.

Despite months of insisting that the opposite was true, the FDA has found that the efficacy of the jabs has fallen to 84% over six months, according to new data released Wednesday. Conveniently, STAT News, which broke the story about the data, reported that the lower efficacy would likely bolster Pfizer's case for approval of a third dose.

Jul 29 04:56

Hank Paulson's TPG Climate Fund Raises $5.4 Billion

The revolving door between private sector Wall Street jobs and the Treasury and/or Fed continues...

Today's installment is brought to you by former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, who is now officially executive chairman of The TPG Rise Climate fund.

Just 6 months after Hank Paulson began his personal roadshow to try and drum up investor capital, TPG's inaugural fund, focused on its "climate investing strategy", has raised $5.4 billion from high profile investors like Allstate and Hartford Financial, Reuters reported this week. The fund's investor base also includes the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and France's AXA, the report notes.

TPG says the fund is "designed to expand the scope of commercially viable climate technologies".


Jul 29 04:55

The Unwoke In San Francisco Seek To Recall Three School Board Members

In a Revolt of the Unwoke, three progressive San Francisco school board members are targeted for a recall.

The targets are President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison M. Collins. To force a recall election, pro-recall forces need 51,325 signatures for each candidate by Sept. 7.

They already have more than half what they need, and say they now have the resources to hire professional signature gatherers for the rest. Polling shows 69% of San Francisco parents back the school-board recall—far more than the 43% in a poll last week who support recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom in the election scheduled for Sept. 14.

Jul 29 04:54

Herzog: Med Schools Are Now Denying Biological Sex

During a recent endocrinology course at a top medical school in the University of California system, a professor stopped mid-lecture to apologize for something he’d said at the beginning of class.

“I don’t want you to think that I am in any way trying to imply anything, and if you can summon some generosity to forgive me, I would really appreciate it,” the physician says in a recording provided by a student in the class (whom I’ll call Lauren). “Again, I’m very sorry for that. It was certainly not my intention to offend anyone. The worst thing that I can do as a human being is be offensive.”

His offense: using the term “pregnant women.”

“I said ‘when a woman is pregnant,’ which implies that only women can get pregnant and I most sincerely apologize to all of you.”

It wasn’t the first time Lauren had heard an ins

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I don't want medical care from any of those students!

Jul 29 04:53

"Not Grounded In Reality": Many Republican Governors Make Clear They Will Not Be Mandating Masks Or Vaccines

Republican governors are starting to speak out against what is becoming almost daily flip-flopping by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who is now once again advocating that everybody wear masks indoors.

Several governors have said their respective states would break from the CDC's recommendation and not return to the mask mandates, according to the Hill.

Jul 29 04:52

Remington Reaches Historic $33 Million Settlement With Families Of Sandy Hook Victims

Remington and the families of nine victims from the Sandy Hook school massacre, the second-deadliest school shooting in US history, have reached a settlement that was years in the making: the gun-maker and manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used by shooter Adam Lanza will pay a total of $33MM. Divided up among the families, that comes to $3.66MM each (before the lawyer's cut). The families insist the money is no substitute for the brutal killing of their loved one.

According to Reuters, the settlement must still be approved by the Alabama judge overseeing the Remington bankruptcy case. The plaintiffs allege that Remington's marketing contributed to the shooting. In a February court filing, the plaintiff's legal team argued that the value of their claims could exceed $1 billion, including punitive damage - a pretty obvious negotiating tactic.

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So, victims of gun crimes can sue the gun manufacturers. So why can't victims of vaccine adverse events sue the vaccine makers?


Jul 29 04:49

Taibbi: The Vaccine Aristocrats

On This Week With George Stephanopoulos this past Sunday, a bafflegab of Washington poo-bahs including Chris Christie, Rahm Emmanuel, Margaret Hoover, and Donna Brazile — Stephanopoulos calls the segment his “Powerhouse Roundtable,” which to my ear sounds like a Denny’s breakfast sampler, but I guess he couldn’t name it Four Hated Windbags — discussed vaccine holdouts. The former George W. Bush and Giuliani aide Hoover said it was time to stop playing nice:

If you’re going to get government-provided health care, if you’re getting VA treatment, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, anything — and Social Security obviously isn’t health care — you should be getting the vaccine. Okay? Because we are going to have to take care of you on the back end.

Brazile nodded sagely, but Emmanuel all but gushed cartoon hearts.

Jul 29 04:48

"Follow The Money" - Striking Coal Miners Rally Outside BlackRock's NYC Offices

Hundreds of coal miners from Alabama and West Virginia who are embroiled in a labor dispute with their employer gathered outside BlackRock's headquarters in NYC on Wednesday to gave Larry Fink a piece of their mind.

About 120 supporters descended on BlackRock's midtown offices carrying signs that read "we are one" and chanting together. They spoke out against their treatment by their employer, Warrior Met Coal. Union members are striking for better wages and benefits. During the rally, they were joined by other union workers, including truckers and garbagemen.

Jul 29 04:48

Facebook Tumbles On Disappointing DAUs, Warning Revenue Growth Will "Decelerate Significantly"

After yesterday's tech bonanza which saw Google surge, Apple fall and Microsoft swing when the 3 gigacaps reported more than $57 billion in net income, we now get the 4th FAAMG - Facebook - before Amazon closes the books on the 5 companies that account for more than 20% of the S&P's market cap.

A quick look at sellside reports reveals that consensus expectations are for revenue of $27.86 billion for the quarter, which would be 49% growth (last year during this quarter, sales jumped just 11% given the advertising pullback surrounding the pandemic so there will be a sizable base effect). Analysts also expect user growth of around 7%, anticipating just under 2.9 billion monthly users for Facebook's core social network. Facebook also reports a “Family” metric that encompasses users for all of its services. On that front, analysts expect 3.49 billion monthly users.

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Good!

Jul 29 04:47

UK to issue ‘vaccine passports’ to people in the PLACEBO group

Britain’s “vaccine minister” (yes I’m serious) said that they would consider EVERYONE who participated in COVID-19 vaccine trials as being fully vaccinated.

And in his own words, that specifically includes people who received the PLACEBO.

Yes, that’s right. Even if you literally did not receive a COVID-19 vaccine, they will still treat you as if you had received the vaccine, and issue you a ‘vaccine passport’, simply because you participated in the clinical trial.

This really proves the idiocy of these passports. It’s not about whether or not you have natural antibodies from a prior infection.

And now it doesn’t even matter whether or not you received the actual vaccine.

The only thing that matters is whether you have subordinated yourself to their authority and received an injection— regardless of what was in it.



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Jul 29 04:46

COVID Propaganda Roundup: Children’s Risk of COVID Death 2 in 1,000,000

Data from Big Pharma indicates that less than half of the US black and Hispanic population has submitted to the gene therapy thus far. To remedy this situation, the “vaxx-them-all” corporate media continues to dredge up rap fossils to pander to racial minorities.

Most people under 30 probably don’t even know who Juvenile is. But back in ’98, in a simpler time, he was hot.

As a preteen Atlanta white boy, I hadn’t yet experienced any of the big fine women Juvenile discussed.

Jul 29 04:46

Young Idealists Go Off the Grid, Get Smeared as Bigots in a ‘Cult’

No matter how you slice the pie, nor whatever ideological analytical slant you apply, the modern Western lifestyle is a cancerous hodgepodge of mindless consumerism, performative social virtue signaling, public school indoctrination, and innumerable environmental toxins found in everything from Maybe She’s Born With It Maybelline© cosmetics to hydrogenated soybean oil-laden Funyuns© chips – all of which conspire to rip to shreds the fabric of society.

The great struggle of the 21st century is not kinetic but rather spiritual warfare: the People vs. the Corporate State.

A group of young idealists banded together to do something about it, forming a non-partisan Tennessee hills commune based on subsistence farming, appreciation of nature’s beauty, and mutual aid.

Jul 29 04:28

Is This Country Heading for the Exit?

The real question may be this: Three decades after the Soviet empire headed for the exit, is it possible that the far more powerful American one is ever so chaotically heading in the same direction? And if so, what does that mean for the rest of us?

Jul 29 00:43

Pingdemic: Bar staff being told to delete NHS app

More than 600,000 people using the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales were sent self-isolation alerts in the week between 8 and 15 July.

And about one in five hospitality workers are isolating.

It's caused staff shortages in lots of industries, including the hospitality sector which employs over three million people.

With whole teams being "pinged" at once, pubs, restaurants and hotels have been forced to temporarily shut, pushing some hospitality staff to delete the app.


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Jul 28 23:05

More Cowbell! Federal Reserve Officials Decide That More Inflation Is The Answer

Every time a new crisis erupts, their “solution” will be to create, borrow and spend even more money.

This “More Cowbell” approach to managing the economy is literally insane, but there will be no turning back now.

Jul 28 18:29

Some of the best-rated electric cars run out of power after only two-thirds of their claimed battery range - and in worst cases have 77 MILES wiped off on a full charge

A test of ten of the latest EVs in showrooms revealed that some fell just 3 per cent short of the quoted ranges, while others missed theirs by as much as 29 per cent, according to What Car? magazine.

While a new £25,000 Fiat 500 was furthest shy of its official range in terms of percentage points, a £50,000 Ford Mustang Mach-e - which has a tested range 20 per cent less than advertised - posted the biggest disappearance of miles.

With a claimed range of 379 miles and calculated real-world measurement of 302 miles, it means 77 miles is wiped off what the sales brochure says it can do on a full charge - that's around the same distance to drive from London to Southampton.

Jul 28 18:28

Facebook joins Google in requiring all US workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to the office in October

'How we implement this policy will depend on local conditions and regulations. We will have a process for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or other reasons and will be evaluating our approach in other regions as the situation evolves,' Lori Goler, Facebook's vice president of people, wrote in a statement on Wednesday afternoon.

Around half of the social media platform's 58,000 employees are expected to be working remotely when the offices open in October.

Earlier in the day, Google also said it was mandating its employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 when they return to campuses beginning in mid-October.

Jul 28 18:22

New York Times Reporter Says the Quiet Part Out Loud: Calls for Labeling Trump Supporters “Enemies of the State” to Combat “National Security Threats”

Benner wants the regime to label Trump supporters “enemies of the state” to combat “national security threats.”



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Jul 28 18:22

BOOM! Rep. Elise Stefanik: When It Comes to Liz Cheney She Is a ‘Pelosi Pawn’ at this Point – She Does Not Represent Republican Conference (VIDEO)

On Tuesday Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off her sham investigation into the Jan. 6 protests and US Capitol raid.

Jul 28 15:21

The Newsroom - America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.

Jul 28 14:53

Texas Judge Demands Biden Admin Stop Releasing ‘COVID Infected’ Illegal Immigrants Into Community

A judge in Hidalgo County, Texas has accused the Biden administration of releasing COVID-positive illegal immigrants into surrounding communities. And he wants it to stop.

He also accused Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott of removing tools Hidalgo County needs to stop infections, like mask mandates.

Judge Richard Cortez, who presides in what is considered one of the fastest-growing counties in the country near the southern tip of Texas, is demanding the federal government stop releasing “infected migrants.”

Jul 28 14:21

NYC to give $100 to those getting COVID-19 vaccine

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that people getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at any city-run vaccination site will receive a $100 incentive starting Friday, July 30.

Jul 28 14:00

Shrinkflation, Inflation’s Sneaky Cousin, Is On The Rise

By Klajdi Bregu

Inflation has been on the rise for the past year and in the last few months it has accelerated. In June 2021, inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), hit the highest level since 2008. By inflation, economists refer to the increase in the general level of prices, which means that prices on average are increasing. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) has a basket of goods and services that it tracks and uses to create a measure of the CPI. While inflation is the topic of the day in the news media and everyday conversations, many have not heard about its sneaky cousin, shrinkflation.

The term shrinkflation, is credited to British economist Pippa Malmgren, and refers to the shrinking weight of the products while the price for the package remains the same...

Jul 28 13:54

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Jul 28 13:38

18 of the Worst Drug Recalls in History

Whether taking an over-the-counter (OTC) drug or one prescribed by a doctor, patients generally assume that medications are safe. How the drug got its approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates the safety of medicines sold in the United States, is not usually questioned.

The agency, which effectively oversees $2.4 trillion of the U.S. economy, issues warning letters about the safety of drugs that are already on the market. These warnings are at their lowest level since 2008.

Still, a recent report shows that about a third of the medications permitted on the market by the agency between 2001 and 2010 had safety concerns issued later on. These included three withdrawals, 61 boxed warnings — which are meant to call attention to serious risks associated with the drugs — and 59 safety communications. Medications prescribed to treat mental illness and those subjected to an accelerated approval process had more problems.

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Great track record!

Jul 28 13:25

Anti-American: This Biden DOJ Declaration Resembles Fascism, Not Freedom

Federal law does not forbid public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccines that are under emergency use authorization, the Department of Justice announced in an opinion.

Three main government entities – the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, California and New York City – announced Monday they would ask for some or all of their government employees to get vaccinated or be tested weekly. The vaccines are still awaiting full consent from the Food and Drug Administration.

"As access to the COVID-19 vaccines has become widespread, numerous educational institutions, employers, and other entities across the United States have announced that they will require individuals to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, enrollment,

Jul 28 13:23

50 U.S. Code § 1520a - Restrictions on use of human subjects for testing of chemical or biological agents

Jul 28 13:18

EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in EVERY age group in England and fastest in 20-somethings in 'very good' sign that third wave has been beaten as daily cases drop for the SEVENTH day in a row

But in an unexpected twist which has puzzled scientists, cases have actually fallen every day for the past week — with yesterday's count being just half of what it was a week ago.

Jul 28 13:16

China Blames Foreigners After Disastrous Floods

Jul 28 13:06

Majority of Covid patients in hospital may have been admitted for OTHER ailments before testing positive, leaked NHS data suggests

Over 50% of Covid patients in England tested positive only after being hospitalised – likely for other reasons – leaked NHS data has suggested, raising questions about the true impact the virus is having on the healthcare system.

The previously hidden figures, covering all NHS trusts in England, showed that as of last week, only 44% of those classified as Covid patients had tested positive for the virus by the time they were admitted to hospital. Despite broad public testing for the disease, an incredible 56% of Covid hospitalisations involve already-admitted patients who were administered routine Covid tests, the Telegraph reported. Forty-three percent of Covid-positive patients were identified within two days of admission, while 13% were flagged in the following days and weeks.

Jul 28 13:05

NHS Nurses tell expectant mother that they “will PCR test her baby once it’s born as it is no longer her property” when not in her abdomen

A video recorded by the partner of an expectant mother waiting to give birth in hospital has been released showing NHS nurses harassing the mother to consent to allowing them to perform a Covid-19 PCR test once the baby is born.

The expectant mother, who is clearly distressed at the request is told by the NHS nurses that they will perform the PCR test on the baby as it is no longer the mother’s property when not in her abdomen.

The intrusive PCR test involves sticking a swab as far up the nose as humanly possible and is an extremely uncomfortable procedure for adults, let alone new born babies.

You can see the video in full below…

Jul 28 13:02

Capitol Police Officer Who Gave Emotional January 6 Testimony is Anti-Trump, Defended Kenosha Riots

The Capitol Police Officer who gave emotional testimony during which he claimed he was more frightened during the January 6 riot than during his deployment in Iraq has a history of anti-Trump statements and tacitly supported the BLM riots in Kenosha.

Well, imagine my shock.

Jul 28 12:57

When VACCINATED people are the ones falling ill from covid, the media contorts reality to blame the UNVACCINATED

An alleged new “cluster” of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) is supposedly spreading throughout the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts, and as usual, the mainstream media is blaming the “unvaccinated.” -- Ironically enough, Cape Cod has one of the highest rates of compliance with Chinese Virus injections anywhere in the state, and yet people there are getting sick with the Fauci Flu at a substantially higher rate than in areas where the jab rate is considerably lower.

Jul 28 12:57

Family Farm Action Alliance Releases Report to “Counter Big Ag’s Deception”

By Kenny Stancil

In an effort to inform policymakers, advocates, and the public about the impacts of agrifood corporations on the U.S. food system and build support for transforming the nation’s agricultural practices, the Family Farm Action Alliance released a new report on Wednesday that details how Big Ag’s survival depends on externalizing costs and perpetuating myths about the supposed lack of more just and sustainable alternatives.

“Time and time again family farmers, rural communities, and good food movement advocates have pushed to shift government support away from industrial agriculture and toward a more resilient and equitable system,” Joe Maxwell, president of Family Farm Action Alliance, said in a statement. “Time and time again, we have failed—because Big Ag controls the narrative. Our report offers a playbook to counter Big Ag’s deception and finally break their stranglehold on our food system.”...

Jul 28 12:46

New San Jose Gun Law Punishes Law Abiding, Not Criminals

San Jose’s “innovative” gun control law won’t actually do much of anything to combat the growing crime in the city. After all, the bad guys won’t be paying any fees or getting insurance.

Jul 28 12:34

Disabled Mother Wins Legal Fight to Keep Family Home From Property Tax Collectors

By Olivia Rondeau

After Mary Ann Dupere had a stroke in 2010, her daughter, Tina, became her caretaker in the family’s Dartmouth, Massachusetts home of 42 years. But, because of an outstanding property tax debt of only 0.7% of the home’s total worth, they faced eviction.

The house was originally purchased in 1979 by Mary Ann’s parents, who transferred ownership to Mary Ann herself in 1986. Mary Ann holds the title, as well as life estate interest in the home, and Tina holds the remainder of the interest in the property. This means that Mary Ann should own her property until she passes away, at which point the title may be transferred to her daughter. However, their family home was recently foreclosed upon despite them owning equity in the property. She and Tina paid all property taxes on the home from 1986 until they began financially struggling in 2013...

Jul 28 12:10

POLICE IN FLORENCE ITALY REMOVE HELMENTS AND JOIN PROTESTERS 07/25/2021

Jul 28 11:58

Haitians Reject Calls For US Military Intervention

Jul 28 11:56

Exclusive: Congressional Republicans Seek To Give Biden War Powers For Cuba

West Virginia GOP Rep. Alex Mooney is planning to introduce a new congressional joint resolution to grant President Joe Biden the ability to use war powers to deliver humanitarian aid to Cuba amid growing unrest in the country.

Images of the resolution reviewed by The American Conservative show that “The Authorization for the Use of Military Forces Against Cuba to Ensure the Delivery of Humanitarian Aid” has three specific goals:

“ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to the people of Cuba, including but not limited to food, water, and medicine;”
“create a safe zone in Cuba for the Cuban people to safely receive humanitarian aid;” and
“prevent humanitarian aid from being stolen by the Cuban government or its forces.”

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Okay Alex, if you feel that strongly about it... Here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane. Have fun and we'll call Cuba and tell them you are coming to ship their ass all by yourself. But you will forgive the rest of us for sitting out yet another pointless war.

Jul 28 11:42

UK ADMITS MASKS AND LOCKDOWNS ARE FOR SOCIAL CONTROL

Jul 28 11:42

Ben & Jerry's: Israel launches 'long-term pressure' campaign against ice cream company

Israel has launched a special task force in order to apply "long-term pressure" to ice cream company Ben & Jerry's, after it announced earlier this month that it would no longer be selling its products in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

According to a classified Israeli foreign ministry cable seen by the American news site Axios, the task force aims to lobby politicians and organisations - primarily in the US - to try and apply pressure on the company to reverse its decision before the policy comes into effect in 18 months' time.

“We need to make use of the 18 months that are left until the decision comes into force and try to change it," said the cable.

Jul 28 11:41

Yemen retakes last base held by Saudi-led forces in southern Ma’rib

Yemen’s defense forces score several military gains against Saudi-led militants across the country, including by recapturing the last base held by them in the south of the west-central Ma’rib Province.

According to a report published by Yemen Press Agency on Wednesday, the country’s army and their allied Popular Committees regained control of the strategic al-Fuqara’ Mountains, the last front controlled by the militants in the area.

The achievement, the report said, came about following stiff confrontations between the two sides.

The forces also made significant progress in other areas lying among Ma’rib and the Sana’a Province that neighbors it to the west and the Shabwa Province that lies to its south.

Ma’rib that is wedged right in the middle of a whole host of other Yemeni provinces, has turned into a focus of the forces’ liberation operations for many months now.

Jul 28 11:41

What It Takes For U.S. Jets To Keep Fighting In Afghanistan From "Over The Horizon"

s the Taliban continues to make significant gains against government security forces in Afghanistan, the U.S. military has indicated that it will continue to support the latter with airstrikes indefinitely, despite previously saying it would halt these operations by the end of August. However, the ongoing drawdown of American forces in the country, which has included completely vacating major air bases, has raised questions about how difficult it may be to provide robust and persistent airpower from "over the horizon." Now, an official U.S. Air Force news item has offered specific details about the significant logistical hurdles to carrying out such strikes going forward.

Jul 28 11:40

Joint Chiefs Seek A New Warfighting Paradigm After Devastating Losses In Classified Wargames

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are rethinking the United States’ warfighting concepts after failing “miserably” in a wargame that simulated a variety of scenarios. Many of the Pentagon’s core strategies for conducting warfare proved themselves futile in the face of modern threats and capabilities, forcing the Joint Chiefs to explore a warfighting concept known as “Expanded Maneuver.” While the overall concept is new, many of the ideas in Expanded Maneuver build on the overarching focus on distributed operations and information-sharing networks the Pentagon has been pursuing in recent years.

Jul 28 11:39

New COVID-19 deaths now exploding in the most heavily vaccinated country in the world: ISRAEL

The Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” push in Israel is failing to “save lives” as hordes of jabbed people all throughout the promised land are dropping dead from getting their genes modified.

According to data collected by journalist Alex Berenson, Trump Vaccines are failing to protect against not only mild infection with the Chinese Virus but also severe infection.

“That’s a theory,” Berenson tweeted about the government claim that Fauci Flu shots somehow prevent serious infection, adding that “the clinical trials didn’t (and couldn’t) prove it.”

Government data out of Israel shows that 81 percent of all new Chinese Virus deaths and 65 percent of all “severe” and “critical” hospitalizations are occurring in people who received the shots. Only a miniscule percentage of unvaccinated people are experiencing any health problems.

Israel’s Ministry of Health has since admitted that the so-called “vaccines” are only about 39 percent effective, whatever that means.

Jul 28 11:39

DR. MCCULLOUGH CONFIRMS THE MEDIA IS HIDING DANGERS OF GETTING VAXXED | INFOWARS

Jul 28 11:38

CDC mask recommendations have changed again. What's required in your state?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in May that fully vaccinated individuals didn't need to wear masks in most settings — but that guidance changed Tuesday in light of new data and rising cases.

Now even fully vaccinated Americans should wear masks indoors in areas of high COVID-19 transmission, according to the new guidance.

Although the majority of new infections in the U.S. are in unvaccinated people, “breakthrough” infections, which generally cause milder illness, can occur in vaccinated people. The new guidance was in part prompted by data showing that the highly-transmissible delta variant can be spread by vaccinated people, according to the CDC.

Since May, most states have backed off mask requirements for vaccinated people and some lifted their mask mandates for everyone. A few never had any requirements in the first place.

Jul 28 11:37

Bipartisan group reaches agreement on $1.2 trillion "hard" infrastructure bill

After weeks of long nights and endless Zoom calls, a bipartisan group of senators finally reached a deal on "the major issues" in their $1.2 trillion "hard" infrastructure package, GOP senators involved in the talks announced Wednesday.

Why it matters: It could be days before the group finishes writing the bill, but the Senate can begin debating the legislation in earnest now that they have resolved the outstanding issues. The bill needs 60 votes to advance in the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that the Senate could vote as early as Wednesday night to advance the proposal, the second time they will vote on this procedural measure.

Schumer also insists he's prepared to keep the Senate in session over the weekend to finish the bipartisan infrastructure bill: "It’s time for everyone to get to yes,” he announced on the floor on Monday.

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