“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I can not be Silent.”
―Martin Luther King Jr.

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Schools in the progressive haven of San Francisco are facing a major budget crunch. Things are so dire that the district may have to actually close some schools.

It’s amazing that these schools are having cash flow problems when you consider the taxes people pay to live there.

Officials from the school district recently met with some financial experts who gave them some tough love.

Webmaster addition: Those LGBTQPYUGR+++ flags must cost a lot!

Tags: ECONOMY, EDUCATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Authored by Pepe Escobar,

The St. Petersburg forum offered a wealth of crucial sessions discussing connectivity corridors. One of the key ones was on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) – or, in Chinese terminology, the Arctic Silk Road: the number one future alternative to the Suez canal.

With an array of main corporate actors in the room – for instance, from Rosneft, Novatek, Norilsk Nickel – as well as governors and ministers, the stage was set for a comprehensive debate.

Top Putin adviser Igor Levitin set the tone: to facilitate seamless container transport, the federal government needs to invest in seaports and icebreakers; a comparison was made – in terms of technological challenge – to the building of the Trans-Siberian railway; and Levitin also stressed the endless expansion possibilities for city hubs such as Murmansk, Archangelsk and Vladivostok.

Add to it that the NSR will connect with another fast-growing trans-Eurasia connectivity corridor: the INSTC (International North South Transportation Corridor), whose main actors are BRICS members Russia, Iran and India

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed that Amazon complied with demands from the Biden Administration to censor various books they considered a threat to their political agenda.

In a lengthy thread on the X platform, Jordan explained how internal documents within Amazon confirmed that Biden officials had requested that Amazon add various titles to a “Do Not Promote” list.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Here we go again.

While flying from Heathrow to San Francisco, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing jet’s windshield cracked at 40,000 feet.

Photographs show that a central window pane is shattered with cracks in several areas, but investigators have been unable to determine what caused the damage.

Webmaster addition: And apparently Starliner is still stuck at the ISS!

 

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There are countless numbers of individuals who merely entered the Capitol on January 6, 2021, who have had the book thrown at them simply out of symbolism and liberal spite.

“Meatball,” however, is now a free woman. Who is she, you ask? She’s the “influencer” and star of the reality TV show “Baddies Caribbean” who pleaded guilty to playing a role in a looting spree that went city-wide in Philadelphia back in September.

Her punishment? According to WTXF-TV, five years probation, along with 150 hours of community service and a fine. Actual slaps on the wrist have left more indelible marks.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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By Brian McGlinchey at Stark Realities

While many Americans know that an Electoral College tie sends presidential and vice presidential elections into the House of Representatives and Senate, few realize there’s a constitutional crisis lurking in the incomplete rules for resolving such draws.

In 2024, scrutiny of these hidden dangers is more than a mere academic exercise, as there are plausible scenarios by which Joe Biden and Donald Trump could end up with 269 electoral votes apiece. One, for example, centers on Trump winning Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, and Biden winning Georgia, North Carolina and Arizona.

One of the scenarios that could yield a 2024 Electoral College tie (via 270toWin)

In the event neither candidate reaches the requisite 270 electoral votes, Americans would witness the first “contingent election” in 100 years. In accordance with the 12th Amendment, the president would be chosen by the House of Representatives, and the vice-president by the Senate. In both chambers, votes would be cast by the newly-elected Congress that first convenes in January.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Authored by Doug “Uncola” Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com,

The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.

– Albert Camus

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

– C.S. Lewis

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

– Albert Einstein

If there is one thing that became perfectly clear during my time in the dump truck, it is this:  The world runs on diesel. So every time I see a semi hauling a wind turbine, the following considerations come to mind:  How many blades have been transported for how many windmills in how many areas?  How much petroleum, or coal, or nuclear power, was utilized in the construction of said blades?  How many gallons of diesel fuel were used to excavate the ground to run power lines from the rural areas where the wind turbines are located?

For what genuine purpose are wind turbines planted? Who benefits? And how much maintenance will the turbines, subjected to the elements, require over time? What is the net payoff?

Certainly, wind power, or solar, or electric vehicles, for that matter, are not currently self-sustaining. Instead, these are now subsidized by false narratives, and tax-payer funds, all in the service of Anthropological Climate Change®, which is an epic lie.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, ENERGY
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Authored by Andrew Korybvko via Substack,

President Putin shared his view during a press conference in Hanoi that the US will replace Zelensky during the first half of next year after they use him to make unpopular decisions such as further lowering the draft age.

His prediction coincided with Russia’s foreign intelligence service publishing its latest such report about this scenario, which claimed that Zaluzhny is being seriously considered by the US as his replacement and is also deemed to be more suitable for negotiating peace with Moscow than others.

It was explained last month how “Russia Hopes To Influence Ukraine’s Possibly Impending US-Backed Regime Change Process” after that same service released a related report about this at the time. This strategy continues unfolding as evidenced by President Putin declaring two weeks ago that the Rada Speaker is now the legitimate leader of Ukraine if the Constitution is still being followed. Accordingly, he said that Russia could negotiate with him or someone else if Kiev is interested in peace, but not Zelensky.

Claire's Observations:  The US and NATO won't replace Zelinsky before the end of this year, because it is an election year in the US (IF, in fact, these elections still happen, which is still an open question).  

Removing him in an election year, would telegraph to the citizens of the US and the world, that choosing the guy in the first place was a really idiotic move by the US and Western Europe. 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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by Tyler Durden

Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 - 12:25 PM

Former governor of New York from 2011 to 2021 Andrew Cuomo appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday where he discussed the implications of the New York City Trump trial with host Maher. 

Maher's mostly liberal audience is caught quiet when Maher and Cuomo start frankly discussing whether or not the trial was helpful for the Trump campaign. 

“The trial in New York, the one he [Trump] got convicted for, was the greatest fundraising bonanza ever. He was lagging behind Biden, and now he's pulled quite a bit ahead," Maher said to Cuomo during the show. 

"That trial was the greatest reason people had to send their checks for $5, $10, 2$5, whatever dollars to Donald Trump. So I was always with you [Andrew Cuomo] on the one in New York, the hush money trial. I don't think they should have brought that one," he continues.

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Japan’s Norinchukin Bank indeed plans to liquidate $63 billion in US and European treasuries to mitigate unrealized losses. Here are the key points: Liquidation Plan: Norinchukin Bank, a major Japanese bank with $681.6 billion in total assets, intends to sell approximately 10 trillion yen (equivalent to $63 billion) worth of US and European sovereign bonds. The bank aims to complete this sell-off by March of next year. Unrealized Losses: The bank faces significant unrealized losses on its bond holdings, which totaled around 2.2 trillion yen as of the end of March. To address this, Norinchukin Bank’s CEO, Kazuto Oku, emphasized the need for management changes. The bank plans to shift its investments away from sovereign interest rate risk and diversify into assets with corporate and individual credit risk.
Tags: ECONOMY
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Tech giants IBM and its spin-off Kyndryl are once again in the legal spotlight, facing allegations of age discrimination in a lawsuit filed by five veteran executives and employees with over 150 years of combined service.
By: orraz
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President Joe Biden’s high-migration economic policy will cut Americans’ wage gains to just one percent per year in the early 2030s, according to the number-crunchers at Congress’s non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
By: orraz
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During an interview with CBS’s “The Takeout” podcast released on Friday, Biden Senior Adviser Gene Sperling stated that while some economists question whether the White House’s narrative on shrinkflation is accurate, “I think Joe Biden feels like he knows what side he’s on.” And “one thing Joe Biden has learned a bit, is it’s not sometimes just listening to the real conservative economists, but just following his gut instinct” like he did with the American Rescue Plan.
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McDonald’s launched a new $5 meal deal this week to combat soaring fast food prices under President Joe Biden.
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Demand and Strain on the Power Grid: Over half of all new cars sold in the U.S. by 2030 are expected to be electric vehicles. However, this surge in EV adoption could strain our nation’s aging power grid, which was originally built for fossil fuels. Domestic electricity demand is projected to increase significantly by 2030 and 2035, driven primarily by the transportation sector’s shift to EVs. To accommodate this demand, we need major grid changes, including high-voltage transmission lines, distribution upgrades, and hardware for renewable energy integration.
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The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) has been on the move. It recently left the Red Sea and is now en route to the Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, another carrier stationed in the Pacific is planned to head to the Middle East to continue a U.S. presence mission in the region.
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Photos show a dented central window pane with cracks in multiple areas but the cause of the damage has left investigators scratching their heads. The crack in the four-layer thick glass left cockpit crew terrified as the plane made its transatlantic voyage. The incident occurred three hours into the flight as the jet flew between Greenland and Iceland and forced Virgin Flight VS41 to make a U-turn and fly back to the UK on May 27.
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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Nigel Farage was "completely wrong" and was "playing into Putin's hands" while Sir Keir Starmer said the claim was "disgraceful." [see next...]
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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"The other thing I will say is that the war didn't start in February last year. The war started in 2014. And since 2014, NATO Allies have provided support to Ukraine, with training, with equipment, so the Ukrainian Armed Forces were much stronger in 2022, than they were in 2020, and 2014."
Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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