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Red Lobster is going bankrupt as McDonald’s is set to offer a $5 value meal in the U.S., but only for a limited time.

The promotion will include four items for $5 — a McChicken or McDouble, four-piece chicken nuggets, fries and a drink — and will run for roughly a month, beginning on June 25, according to a person familiar with the offering who was not authorized to speak about it publicly.

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The European Union’s recent approval of a plan to allocate profits from frozen Russian assets for Ukraine’s weaponry has stirred controversy, with Ukrainian Justice Minister Denys Maliuska decrying the yearly package of over $3.2 billion as insufficient for Ukraine’s battle against Russia.

Maliuska, speaking at the G7 justice ministers’ meeting in Venice, characterized the approved funds as “almost nothing” compared to Ukraine’s extensive requirements for both military and non-military resources in the conflict. While acknowledging the funds as a “good first step,” Maliuska expressed skepticism about their efficacy in addressing Ukraine’s pressing needs.

Despite the EU’s mobilization of over $216 billion from Russian state assets for Ukraine’s reconstruction, Maliuska reiterated Ukraine’s demand for the “full confiscation” of Russia’s assets, citing its pivotal role in resolving the conflict decisively.

In February, EU leaders endorsed an additional $161 billion support package for Ukraine, aimed at providing steadfast and long-term funding to address the nation’s reconstruction needs.

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Jen Psaki, the former White House Press Secretary and current MSNBC political pundit, has retracted a statement made in her book regarding President Joe Biden’s actions during a ceremony honoring 13 military personnel killed during his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.

In her book titled “Say More,” Psaki initially stated that Biden did not check his watch during the ceremony, a detail she has now admitted to be incorrect. She announced that future editions of the book would be revised to remove this lie.

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Alice Stewart, a veteran GOP adviser and CNN political commentator, has died. She was 58.

Stewart's body was found outdoors in the northern Virginia neighborhood of Bellevue on Saturday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said no foul play was suspected in her death and that Stewart likely suffered a medical emergency.

Just hours before her death, Stewart appeared on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" on Friday evening.

Webmaster addition: CNN mandated Covid vaccines for all employees.

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Elon Musk demanded the prosecution of Dr. Anthony Fauci after a National Institutes of Health official confessed that U.S. taxpayer funds were used for risky gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China. The alarming admission by the top NIH bureaucrat directly contradicts sworn testimony that Fauci made when questioned by Congress.

On Thursday, acting NIH Director and current Principal Deputy Director Dr. Lawrence Tabak was questioned during a hearing by the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. The hearing had a mission to compel Tabak to "explain numerous inconsistencies between the public and private testimonies of NIH employees and EcoHealth President, Dr. Peter Daszak."

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) asked Tabak about the NIH's role in risky gain-of-function research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology through the Manhattan-based EcoHealth Alliance – the nonprofit organization that was involved in controversial coronavirus experiments.

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Ever since losing the House, Nancy Pelosi has stayed mostly out of the limelight. But now that we are nearing a major election, it seems the former House Speaker is eager to be seen. Perhaps she thinks she can help Democrats win big in November—despite her own failed track record.

She has spoken out against Israel—joining Chuck Schumer in condemning America’s longstanding ally.

Now, she is speaking out about President Joe Biden. He recently challenged Donald Trump to two debates, one in June and the other in September. Biden wants the debates to be held on CNN and ABC—with no live audience. Trump accepted the conditions. But Pelosi had some hard words for old Joe.

From Fox News:
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday revealed her personal views on a debate between President Biden and former President Donald Trump.

“I myself would never recommend going on stage with Donald Trump, but the president has decided that’s what he wants to do,” Pelosi said…

The final debate between Trump and Biden in 2020 was particularly heated, involving clashes between the candidates over COVID-19 and the economy. Pelosi detailed her concerns about Trump’s demeanor on the debate stage and referenced one of the most famous debates between Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race.

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Professional sports again embraced leftist ideology in an attempt to attract a broader audience and bring in more revenue. The end result has created the opposite reaction as many long-time fans turned away from their favorite sports.

The NFL prominently embraced woke ideology years ago and many fans walked away to never return. Now the once-heralded football league has condemned one of its own for speaking about his faith.

What the NFL said was stomach-churning after a Super Bowl winning player promoted his Christian believes during a college commencement speech. Now the NFL must live with the reaction to league officials attacking a man of faith.

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Pfizer Whistleblower Melissa McAtee found evidence on Pfizer's internal database from a lab in Spain that their COVID injection vials had graphene oxide. When she followed up on an update, 28/100 vials contained graphene oxide.

"The first thing I found was in...June or July of 2021, and it was a graphene-oxide report from Spain that this lab had found graphene oxide in one vial of Pfizer vaccine that didn't have a full dosage in it," McAtee tells Brian Hooker in a recent Children's Health Defense video.

The whistleblower adds, "they compared it under microscope to 100 percent graphene oxide and they determined that it looks almost identical, but requested more samples so that they could do a more structural chemical analysis than just visual."

McAtee adds that "later, much later, I followed up on them to see what happened, and if I remember correctly, 28 vials out of a hundred...did have graphene oxide, of the Pfizer vials."

Webmaster addition: Liver damage, kidney damage, and DNA damage. Great stuff!

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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A former Arkansas teacher has been sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison for taking a student out of state to engage in illegal sexual acts.

On Wednesday, United States District Judge Lee P. Rudofsky sentenced Heather Hare to 13 years in federal prison for transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of unlawful sexual activity. Hare had faced a maximum sentence of no less than 10 years in federal prison and up to life imprisonment.

Hare was also sentenced to serve a lifetime of supervised release.

Hare was indicted on Aug. 1, 2023, and charged with one count of interstate/foreign travel for prostitution/sexual activity by coercion and one count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

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A secret report has emerged from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that exposes the shocking impact of Covid mRNA injections on American children and young adults.

The bombshell report shows that a staggering half a million American children and young adults have been killed by Covid shots.

The CDC report has revealed that almost 500,000 Americans aged between 0 and 44 years old died from the dangerous side effects of the Covid mRNA injections.

The recorded deaths occurred between the start of the public rollout of the shots in early 2021 and October 9, 2022.

However, due to the timeline of the data, the already shocking figures do not include deaths recorded over the past year and a half.

Webmaster addition: The vaccines have killed more Americans than the Afghans, Iraqi, and Vietnamese!

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90s Democrat Bill Maher has come to the defense of Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker over a recent graduation speech in which he said that one of the "most important" jobs a woman can have is being a homemaker.

"How many of you are sitting here now, about to cross this stage, and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you are going to get in your career? Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world. But I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world," Butker told graduates at Benedictine College last weekend

Butker's speech resulted in a collective gasp from the left, which has spent decades programming young women to believe that becoming a housewife is tantamount to failure, and that real women become titans of industry - delegating the raising of children to others, or hitting peak girlboss and simply not reproducing (and definitely not grappling with deep regret as their eggs expire)

And so, coming to Butker's defense is "Real Time" host Bill Maher, who says he doesn't see "what the big crime is."

During a Friday night panel discussion, Maher mocked Butker's critics for trying to make him out to be "history's greatest monster."

"I can't express how much this guy is not like me," said Maher. "He's religious. He loves marriage. He loves kids… And he's now history's greatest monster."

"Again, I don't agree with much with this guy, but I don't get the thing. He said… ‘Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world.' Ok, that seems fairly, like, modern. ‘But I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.’ I don't see what the big crime is. I really don't," Maher continued.

"And I think this is part of the problem people have with the left is that lots of people in this country are like this. Like he's saying some of you may go on to lead successful careers, but a lot of you are excited about this other way that people- everybody used to be. And now can't that be a choice too?"

"And I feel like they feel very put upon, like there's only one way to be a good person and that's to get an advanced degree from one of those a-- h--e factories like Harvard," Maher continued.

Claire's Observations:  However they shake out in the 21st century, families, and the values they transmit to their kids,  matter.

I have a very sharp family member, who "stopped out" of work when her kids were little.  As they got older, and spent more time in school, their mom got more work time.  When the kids were in high school, they were all studying at the dinner table, as mom was getting her Master's Degree in her chosen field. Both young women have excellent, satisfying careers.  But the values, and continuing love and support they get from both parents, continues.   I am very grateful that they are all part of my family.

 

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Scientific propaganda about vaccines has reached dizzying heights, as officials point the uninformed public toward the Day of Liberation, when a COVID shot, otherwise known as God, will rescue Earth.

Here, from a chapter in my 1988 book, AIDS INC., is an excerpt exposing some of the infamous moments in vaccination history—hidden by the press, or simply forgotten.

For those denialists who cling to the notion that vaccines are remarkably safe and effective, this article is a pill you can swallow, bitter to be sure, but immunizing against the effects of bald lies from the bent medical establishment.

Understand: this is only a partial history of disasters and revelations, and it stops at 1988.

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Thousands of people across the UK gathered at beaches, rivers and lakes on Saturday to demand change in the country’s water pollution levels.

Protesters gathered at swimming spots from West Pier in Brighton to Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth following reports that millions of litres of raw sewage were pumped into Windermere in the Lake District for 10 hours in February.

Some held signs and placards calling for clean oceans while others wore costumes as people were seen paddle-boarding out into the ocean.

Among the demands from activists was an end to sewage discharges into all bathing and high-priority nature sites by 2030.

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Qatar is interested in cooperation with Russia on the implementation of the North-South International Transport Corridor (ITC), said Qatar's Ambassador to Moscow Ahmed bin Nasser bin Jasim Al Thani.

"Qatar pays great attention to joint projects with the Russian Federation and the North-South project is very important for many countries in the region. But we all understand that special conditions in the international arena now require us to focus on this project and maximize our efforts to implement it. We are now very interested in partnering with Russia in this project," he said during a session at the Russia-Islamic World: KazanForum International Economic Forum.

The International Economic Forum of Russia and the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation "Russia – the Islamic World: KazanForum" is taking place in Kazan on May 14-19. KazanForum is a platform for strengthening trade, economic, scientific, technical, social and cultural ties between Russia and the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. By decree of the President of the Russian Federation, the forum has received federal status since 2023. The Organizing Committee is headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin.

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In a move likely to aggravate political tension at the highest levels of government, Minister-without-portfolio Benny Gantz gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a deadline of June 8 to agree to a comprehensive strategic plan for the “day after” Hamas in Gaza and threatened to leave the government if this did not happen.

“Lately, something has gone wrong,” Gantz said. “Essential decisions were not made. Essential leadership decisions to ensure victory were not done. A small minority has taken over the command bridge of the Israeli ship of state and is steering her toward the rocks,” Gantz said, referring to Netanyahu’s far-right political partners, who repeatedly threatened in recent weeks that they would bring down the government if he made concessions that Gantz supported.

“Personal and political considerations have infiltrated the holy of holies of Israeli security,” Gantz said.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan is expected to arrive in Saudi Arabia on Saturday before traveling to Israel amid rising tensions over the Israeli military operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

With an agreement reached between the United States and Israel, the latter will not expand its Rafah operation significantly before Sullivan's visit. The Biden administration hopes that this commitment will remain until a high-level meeting can take place between US and Israeli officials in Washington following Sullivan's trip.

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The German Defense Ministry has requested an additional 3.8 billion euros ($4.13 billion) from the government to provide assistance to Ukraine, German newspaper Bild reported, citing sources.

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius met with Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday and with Finance Minister Christian Lindner on Thursday, according to the newspaper.

The request for additional funds is due to be submitted to parliament for approval in June, the report pointed out, adding that the Finance Ministry supports the request.

"Germany should not fail in strengthening Ukraine's defense. If possible, we should supply additional weapons this year. If we can reach a consensus in the government, we will find ways in the current fiscal year," a finance ministry official told the newspaper.

The report noted that next year, the Bundeswehr may request a record amount of 15 billion euros ($16.3 billion) to help Kiev.

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called Germany's decision to close the investigation against an Air Force inspector who discussed strikes on Russia's Crimean Bridge a manifestation of Western hypocrisy.

The Berlin prosecutor's office earlier closed the probe against German Air Force inspector Ingo Gerhartz, conducted in connection with the interception of a conversation between Bundeswehr officers about the possible use of Taurus cruise missiles in a potential strike on the Crimean Bridge.

“This entire story is another manifestation of the West's hypocrisy,” Zakharova told Sputnik.

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Slovakia's Interior Minister Matus Sutaj Estok has revealed that police are investigating some 40 “hateful” publications on the internet that could have played a role in the shooting of the country’s Prime Minister Robert Fico on Wednesday.

After searching the house of gunman Juraj Cintula, Slovak police have stuck to their initial conclusion: Robert Fico's shooting was an attempt at a political assassination of a “non-mainstream” European leader. Just like the EU establishment and its media, Cintula was irritated by Fico’s opposition to sending Slovakian weapons to Ukraine - for him, it was reason enough to justify a public murder of the prime minister.

Was this a unique incident in Europe? No, because the hatred that Fico provoked in mainstream press with his reluctance to “add fuel to the fire” in Ukraine was not exceptional, but typical. “Putin’s pal,” “illiberal threat,” “Kremlin-friendly hardliner” – such clichés became commonplace in mainstream European press against any non-systemic political leader who stands for his or her country's sovereignty or veers from the EU’s “common foreign policy,” not necessarily in unison with Russia.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Authored by Ray McGovern via Consortium News

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s extremely warm reception of President Vladimir Putin yesterday in Beijing sealed the increasingly formidable Russia-China strategic relationship. It amounts to a tectonic shift in the world balance of power. 

The Russia-China entente also sounds the death knell for attempts by U.S. foreign policy neophytes to drive a wedge between the two countries. The triangular relationship has become two-against-one, with serious implications, particularly for the war in Ukraine. If US President Joe Biden’s foreign policy geniuses remain in denial, escalation is almost certain.

Via Associated Press

In a pre-visit interview with Xinhua, Putin noted the “unprecedented level of strategic partnership between our countries.” He and Xi have met more than 40 times in person or virtually. In June 2018, Xi described Putin as “an old friend of the Chinese people” and, personally, his “best friend.”

For his part, Putin noted Thursday that he and Xi are “in constant contact to keep personal control over all pressing issues on the Russian-Chinese and international agenda.” Putin brought along Defense Minister Andrey Belousov as well as veterans like Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and key business leaders.

Joint Statements Matter

Xi and Putin signed a strong joint statement Thursday, similar to the extraordinary one the two issued on Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. It portrayed their relationship as “superior to political and military alliances of the Cold War era. Friendship between the two States has no limits, there are no ‘forbidden’ areas of cooperation…”

The full import of that statement did not hit home until Putin launched the Special Military Operation into the Donbass three weeks later. China’s muted reaction shocked most analysts, who had dismissed the possibility that Xi would give “best friend” Putin, in effect, a waiver on China’s bedrock policy of non-interference abroad.

In the following weeks, official Chinese statements made clear that the principles of Westphalia had taken a back seat to “the need for every country to defend its core interests” and to judge each situation “on its own merits.”

Nuclear War

Thursday’s statement expressed concern over “increased strategic risks between nuclear powers” — referring to continued escalation of the war between NATO-supported Ukraine and Russia.

It condemns “the expansion of military alliances and creation of military bridgeheads close to the borders of other nuclear powers, particularly with the advanced deployment of nuclear weapons and their means of delivery, as well as other items.”

Putin has undoubtedly briefed Xi on the U.S. missile sites already in Romania and Poland that can launch what Russians call “offensive strike missiles” with flight time to Moscow of less than 10 minutes. Putin surely has told Xi about the inconsistencies in U.S. statements regarding intermediate-range nuclear missiles.

For example, Xi is aware — just as surely as consumers of Western media are unaware — that during a Dec. 30, 2021, telephone conversation, Biden assured Putin that “Washington had no intention of deploying offensive strike weapons in Ukraine.”

There was rejoicing in the Kremlin that New Years’ Eve, since Biden’s assurance was the first sign that Washington might acknowledge Russia’s security concerns. Indeed, Biden addressed a key issue in at least five of the eight articles of the Russian draft treaty given to the U.S. on Dec. 17, 2021. Russian rejoicing, however, was short-lived.

There has remained much speculation over whether the two leaders' respective translators were actually also carrying the 'nuclear footballs' while in Harbin

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Eric Molitor, a patriot ensnared in the bogus kidnapping plot of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer back in 2020 who was found innocent in the court of law, is now running for County Sheriff.

Molitor confirmed to the Detroit News that he filed to run for Wexford County Sheriff, challenging incumbent Sheriff Trent Taylor in the primary election. Molitor is running on the platform of nullifying unconstitutional laws, such as red flag gun control, which he states will not be enforced if he is elected Sheriff.

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A recent JustFacts.com study found that between 10% to 27% of non-citizen adults in the U.S. are illegally registered to vote. The U.S. Census recorded more than 19 million adult non-citizens living in the U.S. during 2022. Given their voter registration rates, this means that about 2 million to 5 million are illegally registered to vote. These figures are potentially high enough to overturn the will of the American people in major elections, including congressional seats and the presidency.

Further, True the Vote's exposé on the Voting for Aliens clause 611c3 reveals that under certain conditions, aliens are not penalized for voting if they merely believe they are citizens. 

Critics might dismiss concerns about a “slippery slope,” but history shows that laws often do, in fact, expand beyond their original intent to fit political agendas. Looking only at examples from Election Law:

  • The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Intended to streamline voter registration, it placed administration in the hands of multiple public agencies, leading to increased inaccuracies in voter rolls and facilitating voter fraud.
  • Help America Vote Act (HAVA), aimed at addressing voting system issues post-2000, mandated electronic voting systems. However, this shift compromised security, introducing vulnerabilities to hacking and technical failures. The requirement for provisional ballots also led to confusion and inconsistent handling across states.
  • The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). While designed to assist military personnel and overseas citizens, UOCAVA allows U.S. citizens born abroad, who have never resided in the U.S., to vote absentee in 38 states and the District of Columbia. This loophole, largely unknown to many Americans, significantly impacts federal elections.

Clearly, laws do get expanded beyond their original intent, often to suit political agendas. Given the direction of executive orders from the current administration - such as Executive Order 14019, the Biden Administration required that all federal government agencies push voter registration - particularly targeting populations where eligibility statuses cannot be effectively tracked, like students, prisoners, and non-citizens. (Fact: government agencies are historically synonymous with “waste, fraud and abuse”) Then, they effectively abandon the southern border.

Webmaster addition: U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 611, makes it a crime for non-citizens to vote in federal elections, and violations can result in fines, imprisonment, or deportation.

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Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico remains in serious condition after surviving an assassination attempt, his deputy Robert Kalinak said on Saturday. 

Fico was attacked on Wednesday in the central Slovak city of Handlova. When he approached a group of spectators, one person pulled out a handgun and shot the politician several times at close range. Fico was rushed to the hospital, and the assailant was detained on the spot. 

Kalinak, who also serves as defense minister, spoke to the news channel TA3 outside the Roosevelt Hospital in Banska Bystrica, where Fico is being treated. He remained cautiously optimistic about the prime minister’s recovery. 

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