"Gold is a pretty metal, soft and easy to work with for artists and with some interesting electrical properties, but otherwise rather useless other than as a symbol of wealth and power. If an alien race wanted to conquer the Earth (although one has to wonder what there could possibly be here on Earth worth the trouble) all they would have to do is start handing out 500 pounds of gold to every living human being and the financial/political foundations of our civilization would crumble overnight. I am not convinced that would be a bad thing in the long term" -- Michael Rivero

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For Halloween last year, the United States’ highest ranked diplomat, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, dressed his son and daughter up as Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian flag, respectively. At a White House event on that day, Blinken’s children were photographed soliciting candy from President Joe Biden. Meanwhile, Zelensky himself had been doing his usual media circuit, appearing progressively more desperate to extract a fresh supply of “candy” from U.S. taxpayers by way of their nonrepresentative elected officials, most of whom, it would seem, have little if any interest in what their voting constituents have to say. In one poignant performance, the embattled Ukrainian commander-in-chief and former professional dancer lamented that the crisis in Israel was drawing attention away from Ukraine. In another widely disseminated video clip, Zelensky implored the audience that, if they could not give him more money, then they should at least extend him some credit, which he promised Ukraine would pay back.

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Ibrahim Al-Shaer, a six-year-old Palestinian boy, cries in pain continuously because a rash has spread across all over his body.

"From time to time, the child screams for help and begs us to get rid of the rash, but no one can help him because there is no medicine to relieve his pain," Fathia Abed, his mother, said to The New Arab

Like most Palestinians, Fathia was displaced several times, and now has settled in a tent in the Mawasi area of ​​Khan Younis city in the southern Gaza Strip.

The 45-year-old mother of eight children says, "The minimum requirements for human life are not available. We live on sand, which is often polluted due to the many displaced people. In addition, insects, cockroaches, and ants eat my children's bodies."

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In a rambling, half-incoherent interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" yesterday morning, President Biden – or some AI-generated, half pre-recorded version of him – phoning from what sounded like a toilet, proclaimed that he was staying in the race and has had enough of Democrat elites.

In as fiery of a declaration to stay in the race as a semi-conscious octogenarian could muster up, Biden appeared to blame the lack of confidence in his ability to serve another term not on the the aging process, but on the “elites” within his party.

A bemused looking Joe Scarborough and his chief executive emasculator Mika Brzezinski nodded along and did their best to make it sound like they hadn’t been given cues from their handlers to push the narrative that Biden doesn’t belong in the race anymore (not even 2 months after Scarborough sang Biden’s praises on air).

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The House Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Jim Jordan, unveiled a report on Tuesday titled “Lawfare: How the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and a New York State Judge Violated the Constitutional and Legal Rights of President Donald J. Trump.”

The report scrutinizes DA Alvin Bragg’s 34-count criminal indictment against Trump, which was announced on April 4, 2023.

The House Judiciary Committee also obtained a December 2022 email conversation between Biden’s DOJ hatchet man Matthew Colangelo and NY AG Letitia James’ office.

“Matthew-glad to see you are back in NYC. Sounds like you and Mr. Trump’s paths will continue to intersect,” James Sheehan wrote to Matthew Colangelo on December 7, 2022.

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The report explains the several ways in which New York County District Attorney (DANY) Alvin Bragg’s prosecution of President Trump suffers from severe legal and procedural defects, including:

  • Bragg’s unconstitutional and unprecedented Russian-nesting-doll theory of criminal liability, in which the jury never had to reach unanimity as to each element of the criminal offenses; and
  • Bragg’s usurpation of the federal government’s exclusive authority to prosecute alleged violations of federal campaign finance laws and the Biden-Harris Administration’s refusal to intercede to protect federal interests.

The report also details Judge Merchan’s egregious legal rulings before and during the trial that all cut against President Trump’s rights, including:

  • Judge Merchan’s failure to recuse himself for manifest political bias against President Trump;
  • The unconstitutional gag order he imposed on President Trump during the trial;
  • Judge Merchan’s admission of plainly inadmissible, irrelevant, and unfairly prejudicial testimony against President Trump; and
  • Judge Merchan’s refusal to permit former Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley Smith to testify as to the meaning and complexities of the Federal Election Campaign Act.
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On Tuesday night President Trump challenged Joe Biden to a $1 million charity golf match. Trump also announced he will give Joe Biden a 20 STROKE lead.

Via Barstool Sports.

This comes after Joe Biden challenged Trump to a round of golf at the CNN presidential debate and promised to carry his own clubs.

Joe Biden: “Hey, by the way, I told you before, I’m happy to play you in golf if you carry your own bag.”

Does anyone really think Joe Biden can carry a bag of clubs for 50 yards without falling down?

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Comedian Jon Stewart took to his Daily Show platform on Monday night to slam the Democratic Party for downplaying Biden's abysmal showing in his showdown debate with Donald Trump last month.

The host blasted the party's 'blatant bull***' excuses about jet lag and the president having a cold while calling on Democrats to have a 'conversation' about Biden's future as his health and age comes under increasing scrutiny.

These concerns were exacerbated by the presidential debate on June 27, in which Biden repeatedly stumbled, paused and could not complete sentences.

In response to the rumors surrounding Biden's awful performance, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has blamed jet lag, stemming Biden's appearance at the G7 summit, tiredness from the job and a cold. 

'For a campaign based on honesty and decency, the spin about the debate appears to be blatant bulls**t, and the redemption tour hasn't gone that much better,' Stewart began.

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President Trump on Tuesday called on Republican Attorneys Harmeet Dhillon and David Braden to stop the Democrats from allowing illegal aliens from voting in the 2024 election.

Democrats announced they will block any legislation from the US House that protects American voters and allows illegal voters to cast votes for Democrats.

For some reason, Democrats believe they must cheat to win elections today.

President Trump released a brutal statement calling out Joe Biden, the moron, and Democrats who CHEAT.

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Webmaster addition: Pedophilia and child sex trafficking.

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This has been quite a decade for global pestilences.  The first one to hit was COVID, and that created a wave of panic that literally paralyzed the entire globe.  The next one to hit was the bird flu.  More than 100 million birds are dead, and now mammals all over the planet are getting infected.  There is a lot of concern that humans could be next, and we will be watching future developments very closely.  Two years ago, Mpox exploded on to the scene, and it rapidly circulated around the world.  Now a much deadlier new version has emerged in Africa, and global health authorities are quite alarmed about this.  On top of everything else, this year we are dealing with the worst outbreak of dengue fever that we have ever witnessed.  Millions have already been infected, and there have even been hundreds of cases here in the United States.
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By Tyler Durden.

NATO’s leaders are set to approve a separate command at Wiesbaden, Germany, to coordinate training and equipment donations to Kyiv’s forces, a senior administration official told reporters last week.

The command will have about 700 personnel from NATO countries and partner nations assigned to the center, an alliance news release said. The administration officials, speaking to the press Friday, said the center would increase the interoperability among Ukrainian forces and NATO.

As an example of the drive to make Kyiv’s military more interoperable with NATO’s, the administration official said, “the U.S. for more than a year [have] been training Ukrainians on F-16 platforms,” as have other alliance members.

NATO will also facilitate equipment logistics and provide support through the center to the long-term development of Ukraine’s armed forces, the release added.

Last month, the alliance’s defense ministers approved the motion for consideration at the summit in Washington.

Claire's Observations:  A war is like a hole into which a government funnels taxpayer money to satiate the financial appetite of the Military/Industrial complex.  

Let's see, how much has the American government forked over, so far to Ukraine?!? The Counsel on Foreign Relations tells us, as of May of this year, that this figure is $175 billion (that we know about).

And NATO's contribution?  According to dentons.com: https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/articles/2024/july/8/nato-summit-preview NATO will be contributing $43 billion to Ukraine in its next fiscal package, due to be approved at the NATO summit in DC happening now.  

To date, as found in a Google.com search:  

" Since 2022, NATO and EU members and other allies have made available at least $50 billion in security assistance to Ukraine".

Folks, even in "weaker dollars and Euros", this is NOT "chump change.

Even in the process of war, there is such a thing as "cost/benefit" ratio.  And right now, looking at the utter failure of Ukrainian forces against Russian forces, the ratio is skewed on the "cost side", with not one hell of a lot of "benefit" to the taxpayers of those countries whose treasuries have been hit, again and again, with requests for more money and weapons for Ukraine.  

 

Dealing with a Ukrainian government so crooked and corrupt, that its members generally have to screw their socks on in the morning, we have had zero accountability as to where the money has gone, and know for certain, that weapons sent to Ukraine have wound up on the "dark web" for sale. https://riskbulletins.globalinitiative.net/ukr-obs-001/01-monitoring-illicit-arms-flows-from-the-conflict-in-ukraine.html

This move, on the part of the US and NATO, is one "vast last gasp" PR attempt at "virtue signaling" that the US/NATO war against Russia, using Ukraine as their proxy, is actually winnable, when it is not, to keep the war going in order to keep the military contractors happy, and buy time for the "hopium/changium" deluded By-di-Bydenistas betting that the US voting public will NOT change presidents in the middle of a war which should have never been enabled or financed  by this country in the first place. 

 

 

 

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Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth reported a recent spike in cases of Mycoplasma pneumonia, a bacteria causing “walking pneumonia.” Last week, 80 out of 398 patients tested positive for pneumonia, compared to 0% last year. Children are likely spreading the bacteria in close contact at summer camps or swimming pools. The infection causes cold-like symptoms but can be more severe in about 10% of children, especially those with pre-existing conditions like asthma. While mycoplasma pneumonia is typically seen in children under the age of 6, cases this summer have been identified in every age group, from infants to adolescents.
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The median price of single-family homes in the U.S. is just under $455,000. That peaked a few weeks ago and is inching down each week for the second half of the year.
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Freedom of Information Act documents obtained by Children’s Health Defense reveal that two infants died the same day they received nirsevimab, marketed under the brand name Beyfortus, a monoclonal antibody shot approved last year for infants for the prevention of RSV.

At least two infant deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) as occurring after the babies mistakenly received Pfizer’s adult respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine were likely caused instead by nirsevimab, the monoclonal antibody shot approved for infants and meant to prevent RSV.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents obtained by Children’s Health Defense (CHD) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that both babies died on the day they received the shots.

According to the reports in VAERS, a 27-day-old boy died immediately upon receiving the shot in the doctor’s office and an infant girl was found not breathing by her father seven hours after receiving the shot. The infant was pronounced dead soon after.

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In a civilized society, authorities are able to maintain at least a basic level of law and order in the streets most of the time.  Unfortunately, at this point it is up for debate whether the United States is still a “civilized society” or not.  The chaos in our streets never seems to end, and those that are in charge of running things don’t seem to be able to regain control.  The theft, violence and mayhem that we are witnessing in our major cities is being fueled by the worst homelessness crisis in our entire history, the worst drug crisis in our entire history, and the worst migration crisis in our entire history If authorities cannot control our streets now, what is going to happen once our societal collapse reaches a much more advanced stage?

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As the nation’s largest southern border crossings finally receive mainstream media coverage years into an unprecedented illegal immigration crisis, untold numbers of “fighting age males” dressed in military uniforms are entering the United States through remote areas with no Border Patrol presence. It is a palpable security lapse unlikely to be reported by most news outlets and local, federal, and state law enforcement sources have provided Judicial Watch with detailed accounts, reports, diagrams, and photos of the situation which is terrorizing residents in a once harmonious Arizona town just a few miles from Mexico. They blame the Biden administration’s catastrophic open border policies for the serious problems that have gripped the area in the last few years.

The Santa Cruz and Pima County regions in southwestern Arizona have been slammed with extraordinary violence and crime fueled by Mexican cartels—smuggling drugs and humans—that are victimizing fourth and fifth-generation cattle farmers who have captured thousands of illegal immigrants on security cameras passing through their property since Joe Biden became president. Sometimes they find dead bodies and drug paraphernalia. “Violent activity has drastically increased over the past three years since the border is now perceived to be wide open,” a veteran law enforcement official told Judicial Watch this week, adding that in the communities of Amado and Arivaca American citizens feel much less safe than they did when Donald Trump was president. Both are cattle ranching towns with small populations that are diminishing because of the increased violence. Amado is nestled in the Santa Cruz River Valley about 29 miles from the Mexican border. Arivaca is situated southwest of Amado about 11 miles from Nogales, Mexico.

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It took just 30 seconds on Sunday for Fox News anchor Shannon Bream to underscore the political headwinds that President Joe Biden faces.

Before interviewing her show guests, Bream explained on "Fox News Sunday" that her team reached out to "dozens" of Biden surrogates for an interview. However, none of them wanted to go on the record to defend Biden.

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With mega-donors withholding Democrat campaign funds until Biden steps aside, the Biden fundraisers are appealing to me for funds! Appeals continuously arrive in my email from movie stars, Jill Biden, and Kamala Harris telling me how necessary it is for me to contribute to Biden’s reelection in order to prevent Trump from becoming a dictator.

These appeals deserve a critical look, especially Kamala’s. The appeals say Trump has to be defeated because otherwise he is going to do to Democrats what Democrats have and are doing to Trump.

Kamala says “he will weaponize the Department of Justice against his political enemies.” This is what the Democrats have done to Trump for the past eight years. Someone should tell Kamala that what goes around comes around. How come it is OK to weaponize law against Trump but not against Democrats?

Of course, it is not OK to weaponize law against anyone under the legal system governed by the US Constitution. Why haven’t we heard anything from law schools, bar associations, presstitutes, Democrats and even Republicans about weaponizing law against Trump, indeed against anyone?

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Stewart’s full melt over democracy.
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Israel has approved the largest seizure of land in the occupied West Bank in over three decades and advanced plans to build thousands of new settlement homes, according to Peace Now, an Israeli anti-settlement monitoring group. They are the latest step by Israel’s hard-line government meant to cement Israel’s control over the territory and prevent the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

This map shows the expansion of settlements and outposts from 1967 until now.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin his testimony in his ongoing corruption trial on December 2, 2024, the Jerusalem District Court decided in a ruling on Tuesday.

In their ruling, the judges overseeing the trial said they had weighed “the ability to prepare the prime minister to do so during a time of war, with the public interest in advancing the case.”

Two weeks ago, Netanyahu’s criminal defense attorney said the prime minister needed until at least March 2025 due to the ongoing war against Hamas. The State Attorney’s Office earlier this week expressed opposition to the request, demanding that Netanyahu’s testimony start no later than November 1.

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Since the start of U.S. involvement in the Russo-Ukrainian War, the Biden administration established a series of clear red lines intended to limit the war's escalation and avoid direct confrontation with Russia.

However, at every juncture, President Biden has buckled in the face of outside pressure and crossed each of these lines. The last frontier he has yet to reach is putting U.S. service members on the ground in Ukraine, but unfortunately, we seem to be halfway there.

Initially, the Biden administration was firm in its refusal to send certain military assistance to Ukraine. For instance, President Biden said early on in the war that the U.S. would not send American M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine because they were too complex for Ukrainian troops to operate. But in January 2023, the Department of Defense announced it would be supplying the tanks to Ukraine after all.

Following this shift, in May 2023, President Biden had another change of heart regarding F-16 fighter jets. For months, the president and senior U.S. officials opposed sending the aircraft to Ukraine, citing their sophistication and the need for pilots to have a strong command of English. Nevertheless, President Biden last year yielded to pressure from President Zelensky and European allies and authorized the transfer of dozens of warplanes from Western allies. The U.S. is currently training Ukrainian pilots.

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It is a matter of record that the Zionist project has had extensive territorial designs on the lands known as Palestine since at least the early 20th century.

As others have argued, the Israelis’ openly racist assault on the Palestinians of Gaza is to be understood not as a sudden eruption of violence, a departure, but as an especially savage continuation of Zionist conduct for more than a century.

When history is brought to bear in this fashion, it becomes increasingly apparent that the invasion of Gaza since the events of last Oct. 7 ought not be seen in isolation. The more pathologically disturbed members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s freak-show regime — notably, but not only, Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben–Givr, the finance and national security ministers — have never been shy on this point.

They are entirely dedicated to the restoration of Eretz Yisrael, the mystical Land of Israel, which, variously interpreted through the ages, could extend at the extreme from the Red Sea all the way to the Euphrates Valley.

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The United States Postal Service is scheduled to increase the price of a stamp next week by a nickel from 68 cents to 73 cents. 

How big of a deal is a five-cent increase? Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal says it’s one step closer to killing off the post office.

The USPS is still losing money, big time. In the first quarter of this year, the post office lost more than $2 billion. Part of their solution is to charge more for postage.

This latest price increase is one in a series that has driven the stamp price up more than 46% since 2018.

“There is no denying that the Postal Service needs more revenue, but there are better ways to gain that revenue,” Blumenthal said.  

The Senator says that since 2006, the number of letters mailed in this country has been nearly cut in half, and rapid price hikes on stamps will only worsen matters.

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