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Webmaster addition: This makes a compelling case that there was a second shooter inside the building near the ground under the roof where Crooks lay. Just listening to the audio it is clear the first 3 shots sound very different from the ones that followed. This is the smoking gun (pun intended) that there was a conspiracy to assassinate Donald Trump! Please share this video with your friends and social media!

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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CrowdStrike Holdings is based in Austin, Texas. The company has assisted in several fake investigations of high-profile cyberattacks -- including the 2014 "hack" of Sony Pictures (falsely blamed on North Korea) -- the 2016 cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee (falsely blamed on Russia) -- and the 2016 email leak involving the DNC, which led to the murder of whistleblower Seth Rich.

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Democrats are discussing a possible 'loophole' that can be used to boot Biden out of the presidential race of he refuses to drop out. 

Delegates at the Democratic National Convention are toying with the options they face if, by the time of the August convention, Biden has not yet stepped aside or dropped out of the race entirely.

Politicians are considering a 'good-conscience loophole' that would enable them to vote for a new candidate.

DNC delegate and political scientist Elaine Kamarck spoke with fellow delegates on Friday morning on a zoom call. 

She briefed them on the 'loophole' - which would let them drop Biden if they do not have a 'good conscience' about their pledged choice determined by primaries and caucuses. 

 

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It has been revealed that the gunman who attempted to assassinate Trump at a Pennsylvania rally last week flew a drone over the site just hours before the shooting.

Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, was able to navigate the drone over the western Pennsylvania fairgrounds and obtain aerial footage on July 13 - the same day as Trump's Butler rally. 

Crooks allegedly flew the drone on a programmed flight path earlier in the day, and officials say that the predetermined path suggests Crooks had flown the small aircraft more than once in order to scope out the site of the rally.

The shocking revelation was made on Friday - almost a week after the ill-fated campaign event - by law-enforcement officials, according to the Wall Street Journal.

It was yet another example of how the Secret Service failed to do an adequate job of securing the area, leaving the MAGA crowd and the former president exposed to the subsequent dangerous situation. 

Webmaster addition: I am not sure I buy this. This could be a propaganda attempt to deflect questions of how Crooks knew where to go. But video taken hours before the shooting would not guarantee that the roof would still be unguarded!

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The View's Joy Behar has been slammed for describing Donald Trump as 'very narcissistic' after he claimed he survived his assassination attempt because God was 'on his side' – with a growing mob now calling for her to be sacked.

The former president, 78, acknowledged his Christian faith as he addressed the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earlier this week, marking his first speech since he was shot at by 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks last Saturday.

Behar, 81, criticized Trump's lengthy statement during Friday's episode, branding his words 'very unchristian' and 'disturbing.'

Before taking the ABC show to an ad break, she said: 'What I want to point out, one thing. I'm speaking to fellow Christians, I was raised Catholic. I'm a Christian girl.

'When something like this happens to you like this assassination attempt and you say something like "God was watching me," that is a very unchristian thing to say because it's very narcissistic.'

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The report found that the number of children who haven’t received a single dose of the DTAP vaccine, also known as DTP or DTP3, rose by 600,000 from 2022 to 2023, or an increase to 14.5 million from 13.9 million in 2022.

Aside from those figures, about 6.5 million children worldwide didn’t receive a third dose of the DTAP vaccine, which the U.N. agencies say is “necessary to achieve disease protection” as an infant or a young child.

Other than its DTAP findings, the U.N. agencies also stated that vaccination rates for measles “stalled” in 2023, leaving about 35 million children worldwide with “no or only partial protection.”

Claire's Observations:  Looking at the horrors of what has happened through the use of the MRNA shot, can you blame parents for being somewhat vaccine-hesitant  right now?!?  I  sure cannot!!!

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It keeps getting worse: Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, who attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump on July 13 in Butler, Pennsylvania, reportedly flew a drone over the rally area shortly before he executed his attack. Crooks scaled a rooftop unmolested, despite scores of attendees watching him army crawl on the roof, which was left unprotected by the Secret Service, as he lined up to take shots at Trump.

The roof was less than 200 yards from the stage. Donald Trump Jr. responded to this update tweeting, "Just to underscore how crazy this all is, I was once prevented flying my own drone off of the beach at Mar-a-Lago by USSS because my father was inside the house"

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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) released a statement Friday urging President Biden to withdraw from the presidential race, joining a growing list of Democrats to make the call.

Brown pointed to the the issues at the top of mind for his constituents in the Buckeye State, including job creation, giving law enforcement tools for the fentanyl crisis, protecting Social Security and Medicare and preventing efforts to restrict abortions.

“There are the issues Ohioans care about and it is my job to keep fighting for them,” Brown said in a statement, shared on social media platform X.

“At this critical time, our full attention must return to these important issues,” he added. “I think the President should end his campaign.”

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Thursday that Moscow won’t rule out deploying nuclear missiles in response to the US planning to deploy missile systems to Germany in 2026 that were previously banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

“I don’t rule anything out,” Ryabkov said when asked about the possibility of a nuclear deployment.

Ryabkov went on to reference Kaliningrad, the Russian Oblast on the Baltic Sea that’s wedged between Lithuania and Poland and separated from the rest of Russia. He said the territory “has long attracted the unhealthy attention of our opponents.”

Tags: GERMANY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Iran is capable of producing fissile material for use in a nuclear weapon within "one or two weeks," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday.

News of Iran's capabilities follows the recent election of President Masoud Pezeshkian, who has said his goal is to "get Iran out of its isolation," and who favors reviving the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and global powers.

Blinken said that "what we've seen in the last weeks and months is an Iran that's actually moving forward" with its nuclear program.

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Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, IRAN, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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A Microsoft global outage has wreaked havoc across America, locking countless individuals out of their bank accounts, causing hospital cancelations and even grounding flights.

The notorious Blue Screen of Death is popping up everywhere, from banks to supermarkets and media outlets, causing widespread panic and confusion. All United, Delta and American Airlines flights were grounded amid the chaos.

Microsoft has issued a statement on the issue. “Our services are still seeing continuous improvements while we continue to take mitigation actions,” Microsoft said on X this morning. “We still expect that users will continue to see gradual relief as we continue to mitigate the issue.”

Crowdstrike has also issued a statement on the ongoing IT outage. CEO George Kurtz said on X: "CrowdStrike is actively working with customers impacted by a defect found in a single content update for Windows hosts. Mac and Linux hosts are not impacted. This is not a security incident or cyberattack.

Webmaster addition: Latest report is that it will take weeks to fix this mess. Are we sure we want to ban Kaspersky?

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United States President Joe Biden has promised to remain in the presidential race and beat his opponent despite growing calls from members of his Democratic Party asking him to withdraw.

The 81-year-old, who is isolating at his beach house in Delaware since his COVID-19 diagnosis, took aim at his rival Donald Trump – who just wrapped up the Republican National Convention – in a series of posts online on Friday, and said he would return to campaigning next week.

Trump’s “dark vision for the future is not who we are as Americans. Together, as a party and as a country, we can and will defeat him at the ballot box,” Biden said. “The stakes are high, and the choice is clear. Together, we will win.”

Webmaster addition: I have to wonder if the Democrats will either try to assassinate Trump again, or give Joe Biden the King Georfe V treatment!

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  • Dozens of Palestinians have been killed in a wave of Israeli attacks on the Nuseirat refugee camp and other locations in Gaza throughout Friday evening and into Saturday morning, according to reports.
  • Countries across the world have reacted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling that Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land is in violation of international law and must end.
  • Advocacy group Oxfam says the ruling confirms Israel “is committing the crime of apartheid” in the West Bank and Jerusalem-based rights group B’Tselem says the international community “must force Israel to end the occupation”.

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The European Union (EU) is looking for lithium to power its transition away from fossil fuels and help it compete in the global race for clean technology. Over the past three yearsm the bloc has been on a self-styled "raw material diplomacy" mission, inking resource deals with 13 countries including Canada, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Rwanda, Argentina and Namibia. Now, the EU has a new name to add to the list: Serbia

The Balkan country is more often at odds with the EU than on the same page. It’s kept close ties with Russia and China, and resisted Brussels’ longstanding expectation that aspirant EU members like Serbia replicate EU sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine

But on Friday when Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stood side-by-side with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic to announce a new "strategic partnership" covering raw materials, battery supply chains and electric vehicles, those foreign policy differences were swiftly swept aside. 

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, ECONOMY, ENERGY, EUROPE
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The US has been Israel's foremost arms supplier for decades. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 99% of arms imports for Israel between 2019 and 2023 came from the US (69%) and Germany (30%).

Before Hamas-led attack in Israel on October 7, 2023, Washington was exporting arms worth an average of $3 billion (€2.76 billion) per year to Israel. In absolute terms, however, Israel imports fewer arms from the US than other countries in the region.

Over the past five years, Israel has received 3.6% of US arms exports, while15% have gone to Saudi Arabia, 8.2% to Qatar and 4.5% to Kuwait.

Tags: GERMANY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Crowdstrike was hired by the US Democratic National Committee to investigate the theft of data from its servers in 2016. Published by WikiLeaks, the data revealed that the DNC had rigged the Democratic primary against Bernie Sanders, and that Hillary Clinton had effectively paid to control the committee.

Crowdstrike concluded that Russia was behind the breach, with Henry testifying to Congress that the company “saw activity that we believed was consistent with activity we’d seen previously and had associated with the Russian government.”

Henry’s assessment bolstered the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment, in which US spy agencies determined that Russia “exfiltrated large volumes of data from the DNC.” This document in turn was used to justify Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

However, the full transcript of Henry’s testimony was not declassified until 2020. In the complete transcript, Henry told lawmakers that his company had “no evidence that [any files] were actually exfiltrated” from the DNC’s servers, and that there was only “circumstantial evidence” and “indicators that that data was exfiltrated.”

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suggested in 2016 that a DNC staffer named Seth Rich – who died in suspicious circumstances after the apparent breach – was the source of the leak. Former NSA official and whistleblower William Binney argued in 2017 that all available evidence pointed to the leak being the work of a disgruntled DNC insider.

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Silent layoffs involve offering severance packages to employees but asking them to keep the details of their exit confidential. Quiet firing, on the other hand, involves making a role less appealing or creating a hostile work environment to encourage employees to quit voluntarily.
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A simple overview explaining why this software update was fundamentally flawed. Any test by Crowdstrike would have shown this patch had a 100% failure rate.
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The idiots that implemented our cloud-based voter registration and poll-book systems have created a HUGE abuse vector in our election ecosystem and I’d be shocked if those election systems weren’t also affected by this. And there is nothing that can prevent their being another accidental (or intentional) abuse! Have you considered that this may just be cover for an election hack just prior to/during an election? It would be perfect cover.
Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, CURRENT EVENTS, VOTE FRAUD
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Millions of workers haven't received their direct deposit payments in the wake of the Crowdstrike outage. Companies were affected after Crowdstrike pushed a software update on Friday.
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This video makes a good point I haven't heard elsewhere. This update of Crowdstrike Falcon has a 100% failure rate - any and all tests of it would result in a BSOD. This being the case why was this patch released? Did Crowdstrike forget to test it, or did they intend to cause chaos?
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Millions of people across Australia have been affected by a devastating computer outage affecting multiple large businesses, including banks, retailers, telcos and media outlets. Millions of people across Australia have been affected by a massive Microsoft outage that is causing chaos across multiple businesses
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X and SpaceX headquarters heading to Texas after "final straw" for Elon Musk. AG Rob Bonta told school districts to ignore "reasoning" of gender-identity injunction and "several" deputies told defendant not to apply it beyond plaintiff teachers, updated suit says.
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