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Apr 11 04:55

Katie Porter Takes on Jamie Dimon

At ‘Megabank’ Hearing, Freshman Rep. Katie Porter Takes on Jamie Dimon—and His $31M Salary
The California Democrat and law school professor has shown a unique confrontation style, giving plenty of discussion points for white-collar and congressional lawyers preparing clients. Wednesday's hearing was no exception.
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Drawing from the hourly wage listed on an online job posting, along with average housing costs and a minimal food budget, Porter painted a picture of a low-level JPMorgan Chase employee supporting a 6-year-old daughter in Irvine, California. At the $16.50 hourly wage she said she found on a Monster.com posting, the mother would face at least a $567 shortfall each month after taxes and expenses, Porter calculated.

“My question for you, Mr. Dimon, is, how should she manage this budget shortfall while she’s working full-time at your bank?” Porter asked.

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Apr 11 04:30

Presidential Candidate Cory Booker Loves Himself Some AIPAC And Israel

How do you take a typical progressive and turn him or her into a fascist? One possible way is to send the poor bastard off on an all expenses paid trip to Israel where a meticulously crafted and sophisticated brainwashing program will make one believe almost anything regarding the noble and God-chosen Israelis versus the satanic Arab terrorists. Add into that the fact that being pro-Israel is a plus in many career fields and it is easy to understand why a monster like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets favorable press and commentary in the United States even as he is reviled in most of the rest of the world.

The liberal to fascist metamorphosis is most evident among Democratic Party politicians, who have been successfully targeted by the Israel Lobby and its deep pocketed supporters for many years. It is all part of a massive public relations campaign, which some might instead refer to as disinformation, planned and executed by the Israeli foreign ministry and its diaspora supporters to advance Israeli interests in spite of the fact that the government of Netanyahu has implemented and executed fundamentally anti-democratic programs while at the same time committing war crimes and violating a whole series of United Nations resolutions.

Israel works hard to influence the United States at all levels>>>

(*Nothing says Trump Wins 2020 Louder)

Apr 11 04:15

Israel converts historical mosque into a bar and events hall

The Israeli municipality in Safed has turned Al-Ahmar Mosque into a bar and events hall, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported yesterday

As one of the most historical mosques in the Arab city, which was occupied by the Jewish gangs in 1948, the building was first turned into a Jewish school, then into a centre for Likud’s elections campaigns and then into a clothes warehouse before finally being converted into a nightclub

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Trump congratulates Israel’s Netanyahu on election victory

Apr 11 04:04

Egypt Withdraws From US-Led “Arab Nato” Initiative Against Iran

Egypt has pulled out of the US effort to forge an “Arab NATO” with key Arab allies, according to four sources familiar with the decision, in a blow to the Trump administration’s strategy to contain Iranian power, Reuters reports.
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Egypt withdrew because it doubted the seriousness of the initiative, had yet to see a formal blueprint laying it out, and because of the danger that the plan would increase tensions with Iran, said an Arab source who, like the others, spoke on condition of anonymity.

Uncertainty about whether US President Donald Trump will win a second term next year and whether a successor may ditch the initiative also contributed to the Egyptian decision>>>

Apr 10 17:30

Name ONE TIME A Government Program Accomplished Its Goal

By Joe Jarvis

Illinois has the worst credit rating of any state. It has $8 billion in outstanding bills and a $3.2 billion deficit in just next year’s budget.

But the worst part is the $250 billion they need to pay their state pensions…

When you or I have debt, the first thing we have to do is tighten the belt. We save money and cut expenses. But imagine if instead you could just waltz up to your boss and demand a raise. And not because you’re doing more work, or because you hit a home-run with last quarter’s goals… just because you got yourself into debt.

If Illinois was an employee, they would have been fired by now. They haven’t hit any of their goals and continuously fail to deliver on the promises they have made...

Apr 10 16:26

It's on: Australian election confirmed for May 18

Scott Morrison has confirmed the Australian federal election will be held on May 18.

Speaking from Parliament House this morning, the Australian Prime Minister finally put an end to speculation over the date.

"We live in the best country in the world," Morrison said. "But to secure your future, the road ahead depends on a strong economy. And that's why there is so much at stake at this election."

He commended his Government for delivering the "first budget surplus in more than a decade", saying the Liberal Party would keep unemployment down, secure borders and guarantee funding for schools, hospitals and infrastructure.

Apr 10 15:31

'A mountain gave birth to a mouse': Vladimir Putin mocks Mueller's investigation into Russia's 'meddling' and says it was 'clear from the start it would end like this'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday mocked US special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Kremlin interference in the 2016 presidential election, saying 'a mountain gave birth to a mouse.'

In his first comments since Mueller finished his probe, Putin sought to cast the 22-month investigation as a failure and disregarded the special counsel's exposure of a Russian operation to put Trump in the White House.

'It was clear for us from the start that it would end like this,' the Russian leader said as President Donald Trump's administration and Congress sparred over making Mueller's still-confidential investigation report public.

Apr 10 15:23

NH AG responds to Project Veritas exposure of voting fraud by investigating ... Project Veritas.

You can’t make this up.

Yesterday I went to the Attorney General’s Office in New Hampshire to give them proof of voter fraud. An admission from an Atkinson man who voted twice in the same election in two different states.

You can view the video HERE.

How did they respond?

They handed me and my executive producer a grand jury subpoena.

Apr 10 14:51

US AG 'Must Retract' or Prove Comments About Spying on Trump Campaign - Schumer

US Senator Chuck Schumer, who leads the minority Democrats in the Senate, has demanded that Attorney General William Barr retract comments he made suggesting spying on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign "did occur."

The New York Democrat tweeted Wednesday that Barr "must retract his statement immediately or produce specific evidence to back it up," saying that "Perpetuating conspiracy theories is beneath the office of the Attorney General."

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Oh? And how about all those who perpetuated the conspiracy theory of Trump/Russia Collusion, Chuck?

Apr 10 13:59

FLASHBACK - Rebecca Campbell: US Government Loses Vaccine Lawsuit — Has Lied to the Public for Decades — Vaccines NOT Tested

Vaccine injury lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Del Bigtree, producer of the suppressed anti-vaccine documentary, Vaxxed and the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) are credited with this victory. They demanded the relevant government documents proving that all federally approved vaccines had been tested for quality over the past 32 years — and there were none.

Here are the huge legal and practical implications in this legal victory for the American people:

Apr 10 13:32

Former FBI Counsel: Top Officials Discussed Wearing Wire, 25th Amendment to OUST TRUMP

James Baker, the former top lawyer for the FBI, testified that officials had a “list” of options in dealing with President Trump following then-FBI Director James Comey’s firing. The list reportedly included wearing a wire or invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

The revelation was made during the second day of testimony by Baker regarding the Russia probe in October. House Republicans released a transcript of the shocking statements on Tuesday.

On the first day of Baker’s testimony, a day which one lawmaker described as “explosive,” he insisted that outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s reported idea to record the President and use the evidence to push Trump out of office was quite serious.

According to the New York Times, memos written by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe show that Rosenstein offered to wear a wire during meetings with Trump.

Apr 10 10:32

Just Plain Ignorant: Democrat Thought Leader Ocasio-Cortez Blames Migrant Surge on Global Warming Junk Science

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blames global warming junk science on the massive surge of hundreds of thousands of third world migrants crossing the US border illegally.

NOT Democrat policies!

This is as ignorant as it gets.

Apr 10 10:30

Parents' shocking video of baby 'suffering up to 14 seizures a day' after getting the Meningitis B vaccination

A 10-month-old baby is suffering up to 14 seizures a day after receiving the MENINGITIS JAB, his parents claim.

Luke Maguire and Louise McKever have released shocking footage of their son Bobby suffering a seizure in a bid to warn other parents.

They claim he has become a 'completely different baby' after his Men B jab.

The first-time parents claim to have have made more than 55 hospital visits and 999 calls since their son's routine immunisations allegedly left him racked by daily convulsions.

Apr 10 10:18

Feds take down $1 billion Medicare fraud scheme in 'Operation Brace Yourself'

Two dozen people, including doctors and owners of medical equipment companies, were charged in a more than $1 billion Medicare scam, authorities said Tuesday.

Investigators uncovered the sprawling plot that targeted elderly and disabled people by setting them up with back, neck and knee braces that they didn't need, according to federal prosecutors.

Called Operation Brace Yourself, the investigation discovered that medical brace manufacturers were allegedly paying kickbacks and bribes to doctors working with fraudulent telemedicine companies in exchange for Medicare patient referrals for medically unnecessary braces.

Apr 10 10:17

DHS acting deputy secretary announces resignation

Just two days after Kirstjen Nielsen announced her resignation from the Department of Homeland Security, Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady has done the same.

Apr 10 09:59

Don’t Celebrate: Mueller Report Continues Russiagate Narrative

The Mueller report, while finding no collusion by Trump, did reinforce the narrative that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections to sow discord and disinformation, reinforcing the idea that Russia is an existential threat to the United States

Apr 10 09:35

Leaked Google Memos Reveal Aggressive "News Blacklist" Used Against Conservative Sites

Leaked internal documents reveal that Google maintains a blacklist preventing certain news outlets from appearing in search results for news or other specific sections, according to the Daily Caller's J. Arthur Bloom.

What this means is that while search results from blacklisted outlets will still appear in the generic "ten blue links" portion of search results - targeted sites will not be allowed in sections such as "top news" or "videos," according to the report.

"The purpose of the blacklist will be to bar the sites from surfacing in any Search feature or news product. It will not cause a demotion in the organic search results or de-index them altogether," reads the policy document.

Of note, Zero Hedge was removed from Google's News category after the 2016 US election.

Apr 10 09:28

100 Days into 2nd Speakership, Nancy Pelosi Loses Control of House Floor, Withdraws Budget Bill Before Vote

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lost control of the House floor on Tuesday, withdrawing from consideration before a vote what was presumed to be a mundane, run-of-the-mill, typical political messaging bill on the budget due to widespread division in her own House Democrat conference.

Bloomberg News’ Erik Wasson and Jack Fitzpatrick reported on Tuesday afternoon:

House Democratic leaders shelved a plan to pass a bill increasing budget caps for the next two fiscal years amid infighting between their caucus’s liberal and moderate wings. Liberals demanded $33 billion more for domestic social programs in 2020 as the price of their support, while some moderates opposed the bill over its lack of spending cuts in mandatory entitlement programs to offset the impact on the deficit. Republicans slammed the House majority for failing to produce a budget so far this year.

Apr 10 09:26

Reckoning With Failure In The War On Terror

Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the presidency, as Max Blumenthal points out in his insightful book “The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump,” was made possible not only by massive social inequality and concentration of wealth and political power in the hands of the oligarchic elites but by the national security state’s disastrous and prolonged military interventions overseas.

Apr 10 09:24

House Democrats Scrap Key Budget Vote As Progressives Revolt Within Party

A revolt among progressive Democrats forced House Democratic leaders to scrap a planned Wednesday vote to set the budget for spending this year - an "embarrassing outcome for leadership" as the Washington Post describes it.

The vote was canceled after progressive Democrats objected to top-line numbers, while demanding more money for non-defense spending.

At stake Tuesday was legislation setting overall federal spending levels for domestic and military programs that depend on annual congressional appropriations, including the Pentagon and agencies such as the Education and Health and Human Services departments that affect many Americans. (The bill would not set spending levels for programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that are funded automatically.)

Apr 10 09:15

Watch As A Flustered Steve Mnuchin Erupts At Maxine Waters In Chaotic Hearing

But while much of the hearing focused on Trump's taxes, and Mnuchin's repeated refusal to submit them, it wasn't until the end that tempers between the biggest financial brain in the Democrat controlled House, and the youngest partner in Goldman history, boiled over as the two sparred over Mnuchin’s effort to end his committee testimony to meet with a foreign dignitary, and not come back before the committee for another day of political grandstanding by Waters et al.

Initially, Waters complained that Mnuchin had made another engagement tonight, warning him that if he doesn't stay for the full hearing, she would compel him to return in May for multiple hearings. Then, after about three hours and 15 minutes of testimony, Mnuchin asked to leave the committee after Waters told Mnuchin that he was free to leave, but declined to end the hearing, where several members waited to question Mnuchin.

Apr 10 09:06

AG Barr forms team to probe FBI’s Trump-Russia collusion probe for bias – report

Attorney General William Barr has reportedly formed a team to review long-standing allegations that the FBI and Justice Department investigation into collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia was biased from the start.

"I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016," Barr told a House Appropriations subcommittee panel on Tuesday. A source familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Barr will be examining the conduct of both the FBI and the Department of Justice for the possibility their "collusion" investigations were motivated by "anti-Trump bias."

Apr 10 09:04

Trump’s Betrayal of White America

Trump has kept some of his promises. So far, he has kept every promise that he made to the Jewish community. Yet he has reneged on his promises to white America – the promises that got him elected in the first place. It is a betrayal of the highest order: millions of white Americans placed their hopes in Trump and wholeheartedly believed that he would be the one to make America great again. They were willing to endure social ostracism and imperil their livelihoods by supporting him. In return, Trump has turned his back on them and rendered his promises void.

Apr 10 08:53

24 Charged in $1.2 Billion Medicare Scheme, U.S. Says

Federal officials said Tuesday that they had dismantled a $1.2 billion Medicare scheme that spanned continents and ensnared hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting elderly and disabled patients.

Under the scheme, which the authorities described as one of the largest health care frauds in United States history, doctors prescribed back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces that were not needed, prosecutors said. Twenty-four people were charged, according to the Justice Department.

“These defendants — who range from corporate executives to medical professionals — allegedly participated in an expansive and sophisticated fraud to exploit telemedicine technology meant for patients otherwise unable to access health care,” Brian Benczkowski, the assistant attorney general for the department’s criminal division, said in a statement.

Apr 10 08:22

Rouhani Lambasts US "Stupid, Unwise" Move against IRGC

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rapped Washington's designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a "terrorist organization", describing it as a "stupid and unwise" move in favor of the Likud party in Israel.

The US recognition of annexation of the Golan Heights to Israel and designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization is a "stupid and unwise measure in support of a criminal group in the occupied territories", President Rouhani said, addressing a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

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Apr 10 08:20

Netanyahu thanks Trump for ‘answering another of my important requests’ on eve of election

The foreign collusion story is mainstream. Not Russia. Israel. On NPR this morning, the host asked a State Department official whether Donald Trump designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization so as to make an offering to Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of the Israeli election.

“I want to ask you about the timing of this,” David Greene said. “The response from from Israel was quick and I should say pretty jubilant. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu… wrote on twitter in Hebrew that President Trump was ‘answering another of my important requests.’ Is that what’s happening here?

Brian Hook of State said Israel will benefit from the decision, but it was made in the U.S. interest.

Apr 10 08:19

Dem presidentials ‘slam’ Netanyahu, and Israel advocates start doing post-election damage control

Three Democratic candidates have “slammed” Benjamin Netanyahu over his promise to annex West Bank settlements, NBC says. The slammers are Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg, though Amy Klobuchar and Julian Castro have issued milder criticisms of the prime minister.

Buttigieg said of the annexation idea:

This provocation is harmful to Israeli, Palestinian, and American interests. Supporting Israel does not have to mean agreeing with Netanyahu‘s politics. I don’t.

Netanyahu appeals to “racism,” Sanders said. “I’m not a great fan of his, and, frankly, I hope he loses his election.”

Well, not to worry. Here comes the Israel lobby to clean up after the parade. Jewish Insider reports today on several Israel advocates who are already trying to bring the Democrats and Israel back into the fold.

Apr 10 08:14

There’s Something Rotten in Virginia: Israel Is a Malignant Force in Local Politics

Among the many state and local orgs that work in the shadows for Israel is the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board (VIAB), funded by Virginia taxpayers. VIAB’s main objective is to provide preferential and unconditional funding to oftentimes secretive Israeli business projects designed to entwine Israeli industries into Virginia industries and government. VIAB is currently being scrutinized by the state Attorney General over its handling of government funds.

Apr 10 08:09

Zionism, Crypto-Judaism, and the Biblical Hoax

“What’s a neocon?” clueless George W. Bush once asked his father in 2003. “Do you want names, or a description?” answered Bush 41. “Description.” “Well,” said 41, “I’ll give it to you in one word: Israel.” True or not, that exchange quoted by Andrew Cockburn[1] sums it up: the neoconservatives are crypto-Israelis. Their true loyalty goes to Israel — Israel as defined by their mentor Leo Strauss in his 1962 lecture “Why We Remain Jews,” that is, including an indispensable Diaspora.

Apr 10 07:57

House Dems’ Ominous White Nationalist Hearing Typifies the Woke Left and the Silent Right

For example, recently at a Starbucks in Palo Alto CA, an elderly Jewish man wore the red cap bearing the slogan of the President of the United States. Simply because of this, one Parker Mankey, co-chair of the Bayshore Progressive Democrats, began screaming and swearing at him, calling him a “hater of brown people” and a “Nazi.”

Indeed, she did more than that. On Twitter, she bragged:

"I am going to publicly shame him in town and try to get him fired and kicked out of every club he is in. I am going to go to his house march up and down carrying a sign that says he hates black people. I am going to organize protests where he works to make him feel as unsafe as he made every brown person he met today."

[Political polarization sparks confrontation at Starbucks, triggering online fury, by Sue Dremann, Palo Alto Online, April 3, 2019]

Surprisingly, this campaign didn’t work for her. It was Mankey who ended up losing her job, though I doubt she’ll be unemployed for long.

Apr 10 07:53

Will Junta-Mastermind, John Brennan, Ever Face the Music?

The Great Russia Deception all began with John Brennan. It was Brennan who reported “contacts… between Russian officials and persons in the Trump campaign”, just as it was Brennan who first referred the case to former FBI Director James Comey. It was also Brennan who “hand-picked” the analysts who stitched together the dodgy Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) (which said that “Putin and the Russian government aspired to help…Trump’s election chances.”) And it was Brennan who persuaded Harry Reid to petition Comey to open an investigation. At every turn, Brennan was there. He got the ball rolling, he pulled all the right strings, he whipped up a mood of public hysteria, and he excoriated the president at every opportunity. For those who want to know where Russiagate began, look no further than John Brennan.

Apr 10 07:44

Business groups pressure Ireland to drop ban on Israeli settlement goods

Ireland’s elected representatives are coming under pressure from corporate lobbyists to drop a proposed ban on goods from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank.

A briefing paper submitted to members of the Oireachtas – the Irish parliament – warns there may be a hostile response from the US if the Occupied Territories Bill becomes law.

The bill, which has already won approval from both houses in the Oireachtas, would outlaw imports if they were grown or manufactured on land seized by Israel during the June 1967 war.

The paper was written by Europe Economics and Optimity Advisors, two groups which lobby on behalf of major companies.

Apr 10 07:39

Ilhan Omar Trivializes 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: 'Some People Did Something'

This woman looks more and more like controlled OP.

When speaking about the 9/11 terror attacks, which killed approximately 3,000 American citizens, Omar described the attacks as "some people did something."

Apr 10 07:37

GOP Lobbyist In Manafort Case Deleted 200K Emails

The Trump Inauguration Swamp Festival investigation continues...

Sam Patten, a GOP lobbyist who straw-purchased inauguration tickets for a Ukranian oligarch, lied to the Senate Intel Committee about it, and then in a claim of "computer trouble" deleted his entire Gmail Archive folder containing a reported 200,000 emails.

Apr 10 05:46

US-China trade war forces export powerhouse Taiwan to cut GDP forecasts

.Taiwan’s exports fell for the fifth straight month in March, with the country vulnerable to global demand shifts offshore

.Exports cover 77 per cent of Taiwan’s GDP, an estimated US$595 billion in 2019

Taiwan’s growth prospects are edging down, with the US-China trade war placing strain on the export powerhouse’s economy.

Sluggish global demand is adding to Taiwan’s poor trade performance, with exports falling 4.4 per cent in March, a fifth straight monthly decline.
Exports cover 77 per cent of Taiwan’s gross domestic product>>>

Apr 10 05:45

A Power Grid Failure Will Totally Disrupt Your Life: Lessons From Venezuela

After a collapse, a total power grid failure is likely and will disrupt life as we know it.

Jose shares what he learned after the collapse in Venezuela.

Apr 10 04:21

Netanyahu's traditional partners set to join the new coalition

A right wing and religious coalition gives Netanyahu his victory despite Likud tying with The Blue and White party in seats

While the final vote count is not expected before late Thursday, Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have a clear path to his 5th term as Prime Minister.

With a ten seat lead Netanyahu's coalition will rely on a stronger ultra-orthodox block consisting of 16 seats, divided equally between Shas and the United Torah Judaism Party.

Netanyahu will also rely on his partners to the right: The Union of Right Wing Parties, with six 6 seats so far and Moshe Kahlon's Kulanu which managed to scrape by the minimum votes needed to win 4 seats.

Avigdor Leiberman's Israel Beiteinu Party is also expected to join the new coalition>>>

Netanyahu's policy of divide and rule?

Apr 10 04:11

Tripling Down On Stupid

Apr 10 03:53

US Jews view Netanyahu-Trump embrace with unease

While the Israeli PM has aligned closely with US president during his battle for political survival, roughly 75% of American Jewish voters lean Democratic; 'there is a much deeper antagonism toward Netanyahu because of that close affiliation between him and Trump,' says J Street president

Donald Trump isn’t on the ballot for Israel’s national election, yet he’s a dominant factor for many American Jews as they assess the high stakes of Tuesday’s balloting.

At its core, the election is a judgment on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has won the post four times but now faces corruption charges. In his battle for political survival, Netanyahu has aligned closely with Trump — a troubling tactic for the roughly 75% of American Jewish voters who lean Democratic.

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Apr 09 16:11

The Curse Of Ted Cruz

Cruz's tweet with just 35 seconds left sealed Texas Tech's fate. The Zodiac Killer strikes again.

Ted Cruz tweeted with Texas Tech in the National Championship game, up by 1 with just 35 seconds left. They lost in overtime>>>

(*I haven't heard Boo! , about the Senator TX , and here , not even at the office , chizling the nation , but at the game , jinxing the home team .
But as long as you insist it's The Democrats ...)

Apr 09 15:33

GEORGE SOROS’S MEDIA NETWORK WORKED TO HELP ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ WIN PRIMARY

New details have emerged revealing that George Soros helped prop-up Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s political career in an attempt to put 400 Bernie Sanders-like politicians in Congress.

A former organizer for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, Ocasio-Cortez’s under-dog win in the Democratic primary was undoubtedly helped by online actors.

Apr 09 15:26

As exit polls predict tight race, both Netanyahu and Gantz claim victory

We won, the people of Israel have spoken,' said Gantz, while Netanyahu promised he will start forming a rightist government on Tuesday night

(*right after a Palestinian rocket unsuspectedly , mind you , goes right through Gantz' front room bay window , in the midst of all the celebration ?)

Apr 09 14:52

The Brains Behind AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Apr 09 14:44

'Out with system': Algeria protesters reject interim president

Thousands rally in Algiers to denounce appointment of establishment insider Abdelkader Bensalah as acting head of state.

Police in Algeria's capital have fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of students protesting against the appointment of a new interim president who is a part of the ruling order they have been seeking to remove.

The demonstration in central Algiers on Tuesday took place as parliament officially confirmed upper house Speaker Abdelkader Bensalah as acting head of state for the next 90 days to replace Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week under pressure from the weeks-long, youth-led protests.

Footage showed security forces moving in on the demonstrators shouting "out with the system", dousing them with pepper spray, shooting from a water cannon and using batons to break up the crowd.

Bensalah's appointment is in accordance with Algeria's constitution but the protesters who drove Bouteflika out after 20 years in office are unsatisfied with the move because he is a key ally of the former president and a seasoned establishment insider.

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(*another election day gift from our boss to his , I MEAN THEIRS!!! ?)

Apr 09 12:36

Twitter FINALLY under the microscope after GOP senator calls for “third-party audit” over de-platforming bias

There’s a small light at the end of the online censorship tunnel, as a prominent Republican member of Congress has decided to take action in support of internet free speech by pushing for social media giant Twitter, a major free speech offender, to undergo an official third-party audit.

Aiming to stem the tide of conservatives, Christians, white people, and other persecuted groups being “de-platformed” on social media simply for expressing “politically incorrect” speech, GOP Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has officially put Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey “on notice” that he’s not going to stand idly by and watch the First Amendment get trampled by Big Tech.

As we earlier reported, it all started with Alex Jones and his Infowars network, which last summer was removed not only from Twitter, but also from most other major social media platforms. And as we warned, it hasn’t stopped there.

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