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A federal judge on May 19 denied a request for a mistrial from the former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer who is on trial for allegedly lying to the FBI.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper, the Obama appointee overseeing the case, agreed to strike certain portions of testimony delivered Wednesday by Marc Elias but rejected the request for a mistrial.
Attorneys for Michael Sussmann, the lawyer who allegedly lied to the FBI, said Elias—another former Clinton campaign lawyer—strayed into improper areas, prejudicing the defendant.
When Elias was asked by the defense whether Sussmann took information on Clinton rival Donald Trump to the FBI on Sept. 19, 2016, on behalf of Clinton’s campaign, Elias said “from my standpoint, I would say no,” but also told the defense to ask Sussmann.
President Joe Biden spoke in Buffalo Monday where an 18-year-old suspect allegedly carried out a planned racist attack on a supermarket Saturday, killing 10.
The speech began with a powerful tribute to the 10 fatalities and three victims who were wounded. The president then addressed what he sees as the underlying issues that led to yet another mass shooting.
Declaring that “evil will not win,” Biden called the horrific assault “simple and straightforward terrorism.” He noted the hate-filled nature of the rampage, which followed suspect Payton Gendron’s alleged posting of a rambling 180-page manifesto filled with racist and anti-Semitic beliefs.
The president called for new restrictions on “assault” weapons, even though the magazine the alleged shooter used in the AR-15 is already illegal under state law. Enforcing the laws already on the books in one of the nation’s toughest gun-control states is a commendable plan.
The treatment of University of Central Florida professor Charles Negy was one of, if not the, most egregious abuses of power in the dozens of ‘cancel culture’ cases we’ve seen. The short version is that shortly after the George Floyd death and in the midst of nationwide protests and riots, Negy made tweets from his personal Twitter account
One tweet, which no longer is available,said:
“If Afr. Americans as a group, had the same behavioral profile as Asian Americans (on average, performing the best academically, having the highest income, committing the lowest crime, etc.), would we still be proclaiming ‘systematic racism’ exists?”
A second tweet, also no longer available, said:
“Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. action, special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback.”
The tweets caused student protests, threats, and administrative retribution. There was a Change.org petition with over 30,000 signatures, a Twitter hashtag was launched (#UCFFireHim) that trended, the student Senate passed a resolution, and there were protests on campus in which the President participated.
China wants to expand the group of emerging economies known as BRICS, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Thursday. The economic bloc currently consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
“China proposes to start the BRICS expansion process, explore the criteria and procedures for the expansion, and gradually form a consensus,” Wang Yi, China's state councilor and foreign minister, told an online meeting of BRICS foreign ministers, as quoted by Reuters.
In an address ahead of the BRICS foreign ministers’ meeting, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged to strengthen cooperation. Xi had previously invited the Argentinian government to participate in the BRICS summit. Argentina has been striving to join the group for more than a decade. In February, during an official visit to China, Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez reiterated the request.
On a school trip to Costa Rica earlier this month, three female high school students in the Eudora school district were assigned to a two-bed hotel room with a transgender student who is biologically male — meaning one of them would have had to share a bed with the trans student — and school officials refused a request for a room change.
One of the girls objected and told a chaperone she didn’t feel comfortable with the arrangement, but she was told to “deal with it.”
A source speaking with the Sentinel on condition of anonymity said the girl raised the question with the teacher who leads the annual overseas trips via text message and was told the situation would be dealt with.
But instead, the source says the Eudora teacher’s wife told the girls who were upset to “deal with it.”
Arizona Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich is sounding the alarm on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
During an interview on Fox News, Brnovich slammed Joe Biden’s “failed” immigration policies.
“Every time you think … we’ve hit rock bottom, something else happens,” he said. “There’s a record amount of people flooding into this country this year. Just last week, our office was involved in a record amount of fentanyl seized. Americans are dying. Our cities are more dangerous as a result of the failed Biden administration’s policies.”
Cartels “have seized operational control” of the southern border, Brnovich said, adding that Arizona has seized more than 6 million fentanyl pills over the past week alone.
According to a recent poll from Summit.org, in partnership with McLaughlin and Associates, Americans overwhelmingly reject the Biden Administration’s stance on sex changes for kids, with many feeling the transgenderism isn’t healthy in general.
“The poll, released Tuesday, found that 90% of respondents who had an opinion on the subject believed minors should not be allowed to undergo permanent gender alteration procedures, in stark opposition to Biden’s position. The poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters from April 22-26,” the Daily Caller reports.
“Everywhere Americans look, the media and education culture is bombarding us with relentless, daily messages in support of Transgenderism without limits. Despite this intensity, these stunning numbers show plainly that the vast majority of Americans aren’t buying what they’re being sold. A huge majority of Americans–for example–don’t think this issue belongs anywhere near our kids,” said Dr. Jeff Myers, President of Summit.org. “Yet, we also see a powerful chilling effect that this propaganda is having on society, as this research shows that tens and tens of millions disagree with what they see, but are afraid to say anything about their views. We trust this poll will spark all-important conversations so we can properly address these issues as a nation.”
Joe Biden, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden, and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland delivered remarks from the Rose Garden on Thursday.
Earlier Thursday morning Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and President Sauli Niinistö met with Biden and Kamala Harris in the Cabinet Room to discuss the their NATO applications.
Biden delivered brief remarks then took off and refused to answer questions amid multiple crises.
Gas prices hit another all time high today at $5.49/gallon – This was the 10th day in a row of new all-time record high gas prices.
American’s are struggling to pay for and even find some basic necessities under the Biden administration. One America’s Chloe Hauxwell has more.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson took aim at anchors on NBC and MSNBC Wednesday who are pushing the notion that anyone who wants to preserve free speech is really a racist.
Playing clips of MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace and NBC’s Chuck Todd both claiming that ‘white supremacy’ is being facilitated by free speech advocates.
Carlson told viewers “Did you hear that? Free speech is white supremacy, says Chuck Todd. It’s white supremacy, free speech. Talking out of turn, reading your own script rather than the one that Chuck Todd provides you is white supremacy. That means if you’re upset about food shortages or blackouts, you’re a racist. Racist, racist, racist.”
Carlson argued that left leaning talking heads are flagrantly ignoring massive societal and economic problems in favour of pushing the notion that racism is destroying the country.
The DC courts are beyond repair after 8 years of the Obama Administration.
On Monday, Christopher Cooper, the Obama-appointed federal judge assigned to the trial for Hillary Clinton’s lawyer Michael Sussmann, allowed Hillary Clinton and AOC donors into the jury pool.
On Thursday, Judge Cooper denied a request by prosecutors to remove a juror from the panel because her daughter and Sussmann’s daughter are on the same crew team.
In October of 2020 – just days before the presidential election – 51 former intelligence officials signed and published a letter that baselessly decried the contents of Hunter’s ‘laptop from hell’ had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
This was a lie. They all knew it was a lie.
In March, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced a House Resolution that would strip security clearances from dozens of federal intelligence officials who signed on to the letter declaring the infamous Hunter Biden laptop as “Russian disinformation” shortly after it emerged leading up to the rigged 2020 election.
But now Americans may finally see justice served.
Our mini-documentary on Nicolle Wallace's extraordinary record is now available for viewing on our Substack: https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-typhoid-mary-of-disinformation?s=w. This trailer, by Matt Orfalea, is here, and he also produced the full video.
From her days as a professional liar for the Bush/Cheney White House and 2004 campaign, now as a beloved-by-liberals MSNBC host, Nicolle Wallace has for two decades been the Typhoid Mary of Disinformation. Nobody spreads official campaigns of deceit and lies more casually, frequently, aggressively or destructively than she. See Matt's page here: https://rumble.com/c/Orf
The Israeli army today announced that it would not investigate the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 in Jenin, despite compelling evidence from journalist eyewitnesses that an Israeli sniper killed her.
Last week, the U.S. government condemned Abu Akleh’s killing and called for a thorough investigation. Ned Pierce of the State Department:
We are heartbroken by and strongly condemn the killing of American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank. The investigation must be immediate and thorough and those responsible must be held accountable. Her death is an affront to media freedom everywhere.
Well, a week is a long time in politics, and the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh is officially no longer heartbreaking in the Biden administration. In fact, the Biden administration officially doesn’t care.
From Event 201 to the controversial decisions of the Obama and Trump Administrations to remove a moratorium placed on funding gain of function research, to the seemingly preemptive declaration of Anthony Fauci in 2017 that the US would soon face a pandemic, it seems like the writing was on the wall all along for the outbreak of COVID-19. Although hindsight is 20/20, it also imbues us with foresight in the atypical event that we actually learn from our mistakes. As the United States announces its first confirmed domestic cases of monkeypox in 2022, parallels between what led up to the COVID-19 pandemic appear to be eerily similar. That similarity is echoed in Europe, where the actions of public health bureaucracies appear every bit as analogous. To tie a bow around those developments, the emergence of an NGO-backed global narrative has been authored by a panel entrusted by the World Health Organization that may serve as the script for whatever stage has been set.
Just as Event 201 simulated the global response to a coronavirus pandemic just months before its actual onset, Germany has chosen to enact a similar exercise concerning an outbreak of smallpox, hosting health ministers from other G7 nations. This decision follows the release of a report from the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (“IPPPR”). Despite issuing a report to the WHO last year titled “Making COVID-19 the Last Pandemic, the IPPPR report on the threat of a global monkeypox outbreak projects that the virus could kill as many as 250 million of the 3 billion infections it forecast over an 18 month period.
President Joe Biden’s administration is pushing amendments to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) governing regulations to give Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus unilateral authority to declare a public health emergency in any nation based on whatever evidence he chooses.
Webmaster addition: You know, like right around the mid-term elections, thereby forcing everyone to vote by mail!
The US health authorities have signed a deal for $119 million in vaccine doses against the monkeypox virus, after a Massachusetts man was diagnosed with the rare but potentially serious illness earlier this week.
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) – a government agency devoted to combating pandemics and bioterrorism – signed the multi-million-dollar contract with Danish pharma firm Bavarian Nordic on Wednesday, the company announced in a statement.
The $119 million deal is one in a series of contract options which could ultimately reach a total value of $299 million if exercised, in exchange for around 13 million freeze-dried doses of the Jynneos vaccine. It was originally created for smallpox, but was approved for use against monkeypox by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2019, just months before the first cases of Covid-19 were detected in China.
Webmaster addition: So, once again, preparations for the "pandemic" started before the pandemic appeared!
White House aide will shuttle $40billion Ukraine bill to Asia where Biden will sign it to get critical support to the country's military 'expeditiously' after the package clears the Senate with 11 Republicans voting against it
President Joe Biden will sign a $40 billion U.S. aid package for Ukraine during his trip to Asia in an effort to get arms into the hands of the Ukrainian military and resources to its people without interruption.
The Senate passed the measure Thursday after the president and his team made their way toward Seoul, the first stop on his trip to South Korea and Japan.
'The president does intend to sign the bill while he's on the road so he can sign it expeditiously,' National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters traveling with the president.
As it continues to wage war against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, the Walt Disney Co. has launched an LGBTQ-themed apparel and accessories line called the “Disney Pride Collection” and will donate all profits through June 30 to groups that support “LGBTQIA+ youth and families.”
The merchandise, which is geared for both children and adults, features rainbow-themed motifs imposed on familiar Disney brands, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar. Some items feature slogans including “Belong, Believe, Be Proud.”
A “Star Wars Pride Collection Spirit Jersey for Kids” goes for $54.99 while a “Marvel Pride Collection T-Shirt for Kids” costs $19.99. The items also come in adult sizes.
In patients with serious and long-term COVID-19, disturbed blood coagulation has often been observed. Now, researchers at Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, have discovered that the body's immune system can affect the spike protein on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, leading to the production of a misfolded spike protein called amyloid. The discovery of a possible connection between harmful amyloid production and symptoms of COVID-19 has been published in the Journal of American Chemical Society.
In those who have serious and long-term COVID-19, organs other than the lungs can be gravely affected. Complex symptoms and damage in, for example, the heart, kidneys, eyes, nose, and brain, as well as disturbed blood coagulation, can persist. Why the illness affects the body in this way is largely a mystery. Now, researchers at LiU have found a biological mechanism which has never been described before, and which can be a part of the explanation.
The latest release of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine documents raises questions about how frequently adverse events experienced by clinical trial participants were reported as “unrelated” to the vaccine.
The 80,000-page document cache released May 2 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes an extensive set of Case Report Forms (CRFs) from Pfizer trials conducted at various locations in the U.S.
The documents also include the “third interim report” from BioNTech’s trials conducted in Germany (accompanied by a synopsis of this report and a database of adverse events from this particular set of trials).
The FDA released the documents, which pertain to the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the vaccine, as part of a court-ordered disclosure schedule stemming from an expedited Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed in August 2021.
Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency, a group of doctors and public health professionals, submitted the FOIA request.
When former Army captain Matt Gallagher saw the video of former President Bush accidentally condemning the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the moment that cut the deepest was when Bush realized his mistake and laughed about it.
Bush had intended to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin during his speech on Wednesday in Dallas when he misspoke. Bush said that the Russian government’s oppression of any political opposition has led to the end of checks and balances, “And the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq.”
The former president immediately winced has he corrected himself and said, “I mean: ‘Of Ukraine.’” Then, he gave a very brief laugh, put his head down and said under his breath “Iraq too, anyway.” After his audience laughed, Bush then joked about his age and said, “75” – and that elicited even louder laughter from those attending his speech.
Videos posted online show a mob chanting “death to the Arabs” and waving Israeli flags around Tel Aviv University this week.
The mob came to the campus gate on Tuesday to hunt for Palestinian citizens of Israel to harass or attack, in revenge for commemorations earlier in the week when some students waved Palestinian flags to mark Nakba Day, according to Ran Shimoni, a journalist for the newspaper Haaretz.
This is the annual 15 May commemoration of the Nakba, the 1948 ethnic cleansing of some 800,000 Palestinians by Zionist militias before and after Israel was founded.
Shimoni said some of the mob identified themselves as members of La Familia, the notorious racist fan club of the anti-Arab and anti-Muslim football club Beitar Jerusalem.
The Pentagon announced Thursday that President Biden authorized another $100 million weapons package for Ukraine, bringing the total military aid shipped to the country since Russia invaded on February 24 to $3.9 billion.
The Pentagon said the latest weapons package includes 18 155MM Howitzers, 18 tactical vehicles to tow the Howitzers, AN/TPQ-36 counter-artillery radars, field equipment, and spare parts.
The Biden administration started sending Howitzers to Ukraine in April, marking a significant escalation in US military aid. The US also started training Ukrainian troops in Germany and elsewhere in Europe to use the Howitzers and other advanced equipment.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday proposed new measures and signed an executive order to “strengthen and close loopholes” in the state’s gun laws in the wake of the deadly shooting in Buffalo, New York.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks to guests during an event with President Joe Biden and several family members of victims of the Tops market shooting at the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo, New York, on May 17, 2022. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The governor also signed a separate executive order to “combat the steady rise in domestic terrorism and violent extremism” and “crack down on social media platforms that host and amplify content that promotes and broadcasts violent, lawless acts,” according to a press release from her office.
Payton Gendron, 18, is accused of having opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo on May 14, killing 10 people and injuring three others. He surrendered to police who confronted him at the site. Gendron was arraigned on a first-degree murder charge to which he has pleaded not guilty. As of May 19, he is jailed under a suicide watch.
Webmaster addition: It was New York's already-strict gun laws that prevented those dead people from defending themselves. Indeed had those people been armed, it is likely the shoooter would not have opened fire at all!
The supply chain collapse preceded the war in Ukraine, but the war has only intensified the problems. You can see it with your own eyes when you walk into a supermarket and find long stretches of empty shelves in stores that used to be chock-full of food and other merchandise.
Even goods that are available such as gasoline are being sold at much higher prices. Prices for gasoline (and diesel, which is critical for goods transportation) have more than doubled in the past nine months. All of this is clear. The question is will it get worse from here?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes.
President Joe Biden keeps claiming that wind and solar energy are going to save money for consumers. But more government subsidies to “renewable energy” is a key feature of the White House anti-inflation strategy recently announced by Biden.
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) (R) speak during a press conference to announce Green New Deal legislation to promote clean energy programs outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 7, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
He probably got that idea from John Kerry, the administration’s climate czar, who recently claimed that “solar and wind are less expensive than coal or oil or gas.” Pete Buttigieg, the Biden Transportation secretary, makes the same claims about the thousands of dollars that motorists can save if they buy electric cars.
This couldn’t be more wrong.
Proponents of “green” energy boondoggles are often masters at playing with the numbers, because that is the only way that wind and solar electricity generation make any sense. Advocates such as Kerry love to focus on the low operating costs of solar and wind since they don’t require constant purchases of fuel. Ignoring the relatively short lifespan of solar and wind components, as well as the high initial investment, can make it appear as though solar and wind operate at lower costs than fossil fuels or nuclear power.
A standing room-only crowd made up mostly of organized, left-leaning, political activists shouted, “Shame! Shame!” when commissioners in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County voted to remove a ballot drop box placed at the county building on Monday, the day before the primary election.
Ballot drop box before it was removed from the Lancaster County building in Penn. on May 16, 2022. (Beth Brelje/The Epoch Times) Now, instead of placing absentee ballots in the drop box located just three steps inside the door of the county building, voters will have to walk about 30 steps into the building, from the same door, to get to the Board of Elections office where they will hand their ballot directly to one of the workers.
Anyone entering the building beyond the drop box must go through a metal detector manned by the sheriff department. Opponents say this makes voting “too difficult and complex” for voters.
At the time of the commissioners’ vote on Monday, the county’s lone drop box had only been in place since Friday.
Around the nation, the use of unmanned drop boxes has met with scrutiny amid evidence of suspected fraud. The Dinesh D’Souza film “2000 Mules” features government surveillance footage showing people stuffing drop boxes with multiple ballots in multiple locations in numerous states.
Another investigation by Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office, in which detectives reviewed hours of video of the county’s drop boxes for the October 2021 elections, found hundreds of people putting multiple ballots into unmanned drop boxes.
The head of the Border Patrol union warned that drug cartels would seize “complete control” of the southern border, as a Trump-era public health order to expel illegal immigrants is to expire on Monday.
“That we just don’t have anybody in the field, that we just can’t patrol the border,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said during Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” after being asked about the “worst-case scenario” once the law ends on May 23.
Tens of millions of Americans could be thrown into a summer of hell as a megadrought, heatwaves, and reduced power generation could trigger widespread rolling electricity blackouts from the Great Lakes to the West Coast, according to Bloomberg, citing a new report from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), a regulatory body that manages grid stability.
NERC warned power supplies in the Western US could be strained this summer as a historic drought reduces hydroelectric power generation due to falling reservoir levels and what's expected to be an unseasonably hot summer. Compound the hellacious weather backdrop with grids decommissioning fossil fuel power plants to fight climate change and their inability to bring on new green power generation, such as solar, wind, and batteries, in time, is a perfect storm waiting to happen that will produce electricity deficits that may force power companies into rolling blackouts for stability purposes.
Former Democrat representative out of Florida, Corrine Brown, was found guilty on 18 of 22 charges related to fraud, conspiracy, tax evasion, and obstruction last 2017.
Brown is guilty of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her charity, “One Door for Education Foundation”, which is supposed to be for poor and impoverished children. Brown instead put the money into her personal accounts to finance her luxurious lifestyle.
A new study conducted by scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Moderna Inc. showed that mRNA vaccines hurt the long-term immunity to Covid-19 after contracting infection compared to unvaccinated people.
Researchers performed a placebo-controlled vaccine efficacy trial published at medRxiv last month, to evaluate anti-nucleocapsid antibody (anti-N Ab) seropositivity in Moderna vaccine efficacy after Covid-19 infection.
House Democrats on Wednesday passed a Domestic terrorism bill to silence conservatives and those Americans who disagree with them.
Democrats used the mass shooting by a lunatic on Saturday in Buffalo, New York to justify the legislation that will allow the FBI to continue to spy on and harass conservatives and critics of their radical agenda.
The new law is nothing new, throughout history brutal regimes have suppressed criticism from their detractors.
And the Biden regime has been cracking down on conservatives who attended the January 6 protests in Washington DC. Dozens of Trump supporters still languish in prison and many of the political prisoners did not participate in any violence. Many did not even enter the US Capitol that day.
At least 1,700 Ukrainian soldiers have likely surrendered to Russian forces after holding out in the Azovstal steel plant in the key Sea of Azov port city of Mariupol, a UK intelligence update stated Friday morning as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues into its 86th day.
However, Russia's Defense Minister put the number of surrendered Ukrainian fighters at closer to 2,000, TASS reported.
President Joe Biden is resisting demands from Kiev to supply long-range rocket launchers to the Ukrainian military, Politico reported, suggesting the White House is concerned the weapons could be used for strikes inside Russia.
Ukrainian officials have requested increasingly advanced weaponry from Washington in recent months – even before Moscow’s invasion commenced earlier this year – and are currently urging the US government to send M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), among other hardware.
In his June 20, 2020 J’accuse, Tucker Carlson, for all practical purposes, cancelled the Republican Party: “Property was looted,” he roared, “people were beaten and killed and Republicans joined the side doing the looting, beating and killing. President of the Heritage Foundation and think tanks on the right betrayed law enforcement and ordinary Americans, calling them racists, ignoring the damage done to their property and person.”
Jack Kerwick has been anatomizing just such failures and betrayals dished out by the ConOink establishment for over a decade, writing in January of 2021, of virus-related tyranny that,
“...the country bequeathed to us by the generation that, in the midst of a smallpox epidemic, fought and defeated the most powerful empire in the world in order to be a self-governing union of sovereign states—subjected itself to a nationwide internment.
The United State of America became the Interned States of America as the Constitution of the Old Republic was indefinitely revoked, the economy crushed, and ‘the little platoons’—as Burke referred to those buffers between the individual and the State, those forms of community constitutive of civil society and in the absence of which human flourishing would be impossible—were radically undermined. … And all of this occurred in a country with a Republican President, a Republican-controlled Senate, a Supreme Court dominated by Republican appointees, and a majority of whose state legislatures and governors are Republican.”
From the website for the Center for Measurement Justice:
CENTER FOR MEASUREMENT JUSTICE
We seek to disrupt racist, white supremacist logics that have historically informed our assessment and measurement practices in education. We are a research center with a practical vision.
We aim to bring antiracist assessment and measurement practices to all learners across the nation. Our work is to inspire, prepare, and support a critical mass of measurement professionals and partners as they work towards a socially just assessment and measurement system.
In the conversation about education debt and opportunity gaps, a key assumption is that large-scale and small-scale assessments accurately and objectively capture what people know. To be sure, this is not true for all people, particularly in Black, Brown, and Indigenous (BBI) communities. The field of educational measurement is steeped in ways that center heteronormative white supremacy, from the assumption that assessment tasks can be culturally neutral (they cannot), to an oft-used technique in which new measures are deemed good if they correlate strongly with old measures, essentially proving their ability to uphold the current social order through a network of deficit-framed data. This system repeatedly and consistently fails to capture the true capacity of minoritized learners, especially BBI learners. While score differentials between racial groups are often explained away by deficit narratives about what BBI students know and are able to do, in fact, they partially reflect a failure of measurement.
Joe Biden's support among Hispanic Americans plummets from 55% to 26% in a YEAR as his overall approval rating slumps to just 41% amid inflation, war in Ukraine and the Roe vs Wade fallout, poll shows
oe Biden has seen his support among Hispanics plummet in the past 12 months, with only 26 percent of those polled approving of the job he is doing in a new survey - a decrease of more than half.
The president was elected with a 59 percent majority of the Hispanic vote, with Donald Trump winning 38 percent.
In the first spring of his presidency, 55 percent of Hispanics said they approved of him, according to a May 2021 poll by Quinnipiac University.
But a new poll out this week shows that the support has fallen to just 26 percent.
Among all voters, Biden's approval is currently at 41.1 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight's poll aggregator.
His approval ratings fell below his disapproval ratings in August, and have only fallen further since then.
Biden starts South Korea visit by getting name of new president WRONG and refers to him as the previous leader: Visits semiconductor factory as his team prepares for potential North Korean provocations
President Joe Biden kicked off his trip to Asia by meeting South Korea's new President Yoon Seok-youl in the lobby of a Samsung micro-chip facility Friday evening and taking a factory tour.
'This is an auspicious start to my visit, because it's emblematic of the future cooperation and innovation our nations can and must build together,' Biden said, delivering remarks alongside Yoon after touring two parts of the enormous Pyeongtaek facility.
Biden and Yoon, along with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, toured a floor of the facility and received a technical briefing on how semiconductor wafers are made.
Biden was told which components were American, with a representative from the California-based company KLA on hand to tell the president about his company's part of the process.
'Don't forget to vote Peter. You may live here, but don't forget to vote,' Biden told the worker after he gave his presentation during the tour.
A furious female skateboarder has slammed Red Bull for sponsoring a contest where she placed second to her trans rival.
Taylor Silverman claims she and other female competitors were disadvantaged by officials at the Red Bull Cornerstone Contest, where she placed second and received a $2,750 award.
Trans skateboarder Lillian Gallagher was awarded $5,000 for placing first and winning two separate divisions - money that Silverman says should have been given to her.
Silverman, who has been skateboarding for 11 years, said when she tried to reach out to officials to 'do the right thing even if it's not the popular thing,' she was ignored.
Murder had been declining in the United States in the two decades after the lethal Crack Wars of the late 1980-1990s. But then The Establishment decided about a decade ago that America’s big problem was too much law and order. So, after the celebrated emergence of Black Lives Matter at Ferguson in August 2014, we got less law and order, good and hard as H.L. Mencken might say about today’s elites.
Culminating at the Dallas Police Massacre of July 2016, this led to the election of Donald Trump and the appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which coincided with a decline in murder. But in mid-2019 this downward trend ended and with the “racial reckoning” being declared by the Good and the Great at the end of May 2020, murders shot upward as cops were told that the politicians didn’t support them stop pulling dubious characters over anymore.
So the dubious characters stashed their illegal handguns in the glove compartments, which was convenient when somebody dissed them. Not surprisingly, murders exploded by a historic amount in 2020 and stayed high in 2021, with shootings up even more.
Twitter announced on Thursday that it has introduced a new global policy to address the spread of misinformation during crisis situations.
“Today, we’re introducing our crisis misinformation policy – a global policy that will guide our efforts to elevate credible, authoritative information, and will help to ensure viral misinformation isn’t amplified or recommended by us during crises,” Twitter said.
The new approach will help to slow the spread of the most visible, misleading content, particularly that which could lead to severe harms, Twitter said.
The social media company explained it may add warning notices to posts, including those that contain: false reporting that mischaracterizes conditions on the ground of a conflict; false allegations regarding use of force or incursions on territorial sovereignty; false allegations of war crimes or mass atrocities against specific populations; and false information regarding international community response, sanctions, defensive actions, or humanitarian operations.
Apologize, white people!
From Fox News, "Dem Rep. Beatty blames White supremacy for Dallas Korean hair salon shooting, but suspect is Black": The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) blamed White supremacy for last week's shooting at a Dallas Korean hair salon, but the suspect charged with carrying out the attack is Black
Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, made the claim at a Thursday press conference outside the Capitol that saw House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in attendance.
"On Monday, three people in a Korean-owned hair salon in Dallas were gunned by yet another White supremacy replacement theorist," Beatty said to the assembled crowd.
"We are sick of the pipeline from racist rhetoric to racist violence," Beatty continued.
The House on Wednesday voted 420-1 in favor of a bill that "promoted internet censorship and violations of the First Amendment" in the name of "combatting anti-Semitism."
Republican Kentucky Rep Thomas Massie was the lone vote against the bill.
"I don’t hate anyone based on his or her ethnicity or religion. Legitimate government exists, in part, to punish those who commit unprovoked violence against others, but government can’t legislate thought," Massie said Thursday after getting attacked by the media. "This bill promoted internet censorship and violations of the 1st amendment."
This bill needs to be challenged in the Supreme Court on First Amendment grounds!
Controversial Canadian psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson has left Twitter after being slammed for saying that a plus-size Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model is “not beautiful.”
Peterson, 59, who earned a reputation for his opinions against political correctness and “woke” ideologies, bestowed his thoughts on the magazine’s latest cover star Yumi Nu on Twitter on Monday, posting an image of the 36-year-old curvy model’s shoot, while writing: “Sorry. Not beautiful.
“And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”
Seconds after posting his tweet, Peterson - a clinical psychologist, author, and former professor at the University of Toronto - was met with a string of condemnations by other users, many of whom began taking aim at his own appearance while others labeled him an “a**” and a “freak.”
Webmaster addition: The Sports Illustrated cover of Yumi Yu is encouraging an unhealthy lifestyle!
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk slammed President Joe Biden for setting the U.S. down a path similar to that of Venezuela’s and called Biden out for being an empty suit, saying that whoever “controls the teleprompter” is "the real President."
House Republicans will make protecting women’s sports a “priority” should they take back the lower chamber after the 2022 midterms, Fox News Digital has discovered.
The Republican Study Committee (RSC) is pushing to bring the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, led by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., to the House floor through a discharge petition.
A senior GOP aide explained to Fox News Digital that “protecting women’s sports will be a priority of a Republican majority.”
Moscow is urging Western politicians to stop scaring their public with a nonexistent Russian "chemical threat," Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on Wednesday.
The diplomat said that the Russian Foreign Ministry took note of speculation by some Western politicians, primarily the United States, and by "analytical" centers serving their interests, that Russia was using or is preparing to use some previously concealed inventories of chemical warfare agents.
"We call on the political circles of Western countries to stop intimidating their public with a nonexistent Russian ‘chemical threat,’" Zakharova said. "The Russian Federation will continue to unwaveringly uphold the principles and norms of international law, will ensure the integrity of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CPCW), including by promptly bringing to the attention of the UN member states and the OPCW information from the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation on real cases of preparation and perpetration of chemical provocations carried out by Ukrainian armed units and their handlers from NATO countries on the territory of Ukraine."
The secret U.S.-and-UK war against Europe is well documented but little known, and some conceptual and historical background is pre-requisite in order to understand that documentation.
Historically, nations which share the same currency don’t go to war against one-another unless one of them is a colony of the other and is (like America’s colonies were in 1776) in a revolution to establish its independence against the imperialist one of them. Having a common currency is therefore a strong factor — but not a decisive one — toward peace between nations.
The Algerian military has reportedly acquired an export version of the Chinese YJ-12B costal defense system armed with CM-302 supersonic anti-ship missiles.
On May 18, a photo showing a TEL [Transporter Erector Launcher] of the system moving in an unspecified part of Algeria surfaced online.
It remains unclear when Algerian acquired the advanced system, or how many were purchased. The Algerian military does not usually disclose any information about its purchases. China also maintains a high level of secrecy when it comes to its weapons exports.
If Congress were to approve $40 billion, along with the $13.6 billion passed in March, the combined $53.7 billion is about 81% of Russia’s 2021 defense budget. Although it appears that the US is making a serious and committed effort for Ukrainian forces to overcome the Russian military, the difference this military aid would make is questionable since much of it will be destroyed by Russian aviation and missile strikes upon entry into Ukraine.
In March, Congress authorized $13.6 billion in aid, of which $6.9 billion will be sent through traditional foreign aid channels. This aid is supposed to go toward strengthening Ukraine’s security and economy, food assistance, healthcare and emergency assistance to refugees, as well as weapons. It is expected that the extra $40 billion, which will likely be approved by Congress, will be spent much in the same manner.
Ukraine has long been one of the more corrupt countries in the world, and there is no indication this has reversed just because of the war. In this way, it can be expected that much of the $53.7 billion will be stolen in corruption schemes orchestrated by Ukraine’s military, oligarchs and government officials. What is known is that $13.9 billion will indirectly go to the Kiev government so that ministries can continue to operate. $4.4 billion in emergency food aid will go to Ukraine (and other countries too). Finally, $900 million will go to housing, English language training, and trauma treatment for Ukrainian refugees.
The Polish authorities are in favor of building military bases to permanently station NATO forces, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawicki said at a conference Thursday.
"Permanent NATO bases" should appear in countries on the alliance’s eastern flank, Morawicki said. "Poland is prepared to build bases" for the permanent stationing of the alliance’s light forces, he added.
"Russia should know that we will not cede any inch of NATO’s territory," the premier said.
The FBI found no evidence of a covert communications channel between former US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Alfa Bank, former FBI General Counsel James Baker said in a testimony at the trial of Hillary Clinton’s lawyer Michael Sussmann, according to a Fox News report.
Sussmann told the FBI in 2016 that there was a backdoor communications channel between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which is reportedly linked to the Russian government. Sussmann is being charged with making a false statement in connection with the meeting for allegedly lying about not working on behalf of any clients.
A probe conducted by Special Counsel John Durham alleges that Sussmann was actually working for the campaign of Hillary Clinton, as well as for tech executive Rodney Joffe.
Baker emphasized that the FBI concluded there was no substance to Sussmann’s allegations against Trump and could not confirm there was a surreptitious communications channel, the report said.
I am in Turkey because, if there is to be movement in ending the war in Ukraine, it will happen here. President Erdogan’s firm stance on a potential veto of Swedish and Finnish NATO membership is framed in public only in relation to perceived support by those countries for Kurdish resistance groups. But of course it goes much deeper.
Erdogan understands that the spectacular advance by NATO eastward that Finnish enlargement in particular would represent, is a slap in the face for Putin that will make a peace deal in Ukraine far more difficult. Any such deal would have to be based upon Russia giving up some of the Ukrainian territory it holds today. Dramatic NATO expansion is the very opposite of an attempt to create the conditions for that. In fact, that NATO is so actively pursuing this expansion is sufficient evidence that NATO is looking for a long proxy war to bleed Russia, rather than trying to restore peace and stability to Europe.
US Army Recruiting for PSYWAR division. Psychological operations are operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.
We must treat the Buffalo shooting as a potential psychological operation inflicted upon the citizens of the United States of America by rogue elements who have grasped onto power.
In just six days, individuals nations will meet to vote on whether or not to join the World Health Organization Treaty, including the United States of America and yet, this topic is nowhere to be found in mainstream media or the halls of Congress. In a sane world, the potential loss of national sovereignty would be top news for weeks.
Rather than scrutinize the WHO treaty, or Biden’s troop deployment to Somalia, the Buffalo shooting has taken center stage as “the current thing,” an imperative to banning free speech and even possibly, gun confiscation.
The Biden administration is calling in backup to bail out its Disinformation Governance Board just days after a disastrous launch. Their ringer is a former government official who blamed Russia for the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Department of Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas this week tapped former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff to advise the board. Its executive director, Nina Jankowicz, had come under fire after she asserted the release of Biden's emails was a "Russian influence op." Chertoff has made similar claims, arguing after the 2020 election that "human intelligence sources"—referring to Russian spies—likely obtained emails from Hunter Biden's computer. Chertoff dismissed as "preposterous" the claim that the emails were recovered after Biden abandoned his laptop at a computer repair shop.
Chertoff's appointment could signal more trouble for the board, which has come under intense scrutiny from Republicans. Critics have dubbed the board the "Ministry of Truth," a nod to fears that it would enable the government to interfere with a free press. Republicans have criticized Jankowicz's defense of the Steele dossier, the Democrat-funded opposition research that made false claims of a Trump-Russia collusion.
The federal government has banned Huawei from working on Canada's fifth-generation networks over security concerns — a decision critics say was long overdue.
The move puts Canada in line with key intelligence allies like the United States, which have expressed concerns about the national security implications of giving the Chinese tech giant access to key infrastructure.
The government is also banning ZTE, another Chinese state-backed telecommunications firm. A government policy statement posted online says companies will have until June 28, 2024, to remove or terminate 5G equipment from Huawei and ZTE.
They'll also have to remove or terminate any existing 4G equipment provided by the companies by Dec. 31, 2027. The policy statement says the government expects companies to stop purchasing new 4G or 5G equipment from the companies by September of this year.
This writer saw the handwriting on the wall. President (?) Joe Biden promised we would have a food shortage, “and it’s real” he said. This writer decided to order some food on the internet. A month later, the food has not arrived, and no explanation (no communication even) has been given by the supplier even though I was charged for the order, and they were paid for it. Now it has been revealed that through a war powers act from circa 1950, Joe Biden has taken control of food production in America HERE. Ooh Soviet style central planning – what could go wrong? Welcome to the great Reset I’ve been warning all who would listen for the last 30 + years. Take this as a warning and act upon it before it’s too late. When everyone’s cupboard is bare, it could get very ugly and scary. You must be aware of the baby formula shortage. San Antonio, Texas 57% of all stores are completely out of baby formula.
The Biden regime announced on Wednesday they hired Michael Chertoff, another Hunter Biden laptop truther to lead the government’s Disinformation Board. Chertoff has worked as an attorney at Covington & Burling. Chertoff is the co-author of the Patriot Act that allowed the federal government to spy on its citizens.
Michael Chertoff was a board member of a website Alliance for Securing Democracy that claimed it was tracking Russian disinformation during the Trump years. Its real purpose is to smear websites supportive of Donald Trump and his accomplishments as Russian propaganda.
In this venture, Chertoff and his colleagues labeled The Gateway Pundit and Breitbart as top Russia disinformation websites because we did not believe the media lies on the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
With several times more bases overseas that all other air forces combined, the United States Air Force confronts multiple potential adversaries across the world from Iran and Syria in the Middle East to Russia and Belarus in Eastern Europe. While the service currently has two classes of fighter on order, the F-35A and F-15EX produced by rivals Lockheed Martin and Boeing respectively, the capabilities of the fighters of potential adversaries have steadily improved leaving the superiority of American combat jets in question. While during the Cold War all serious challenges to American air superiority came from Soviet fighter and interceptor designs, from the MiG-15 which provided pilots with an advantage over American jets during the Korean War to MiG-25 interceptor which challenged American aircraft over Iraq and Kuwait during the 1990s, the slowing of advances in Russian combat aviation and emergence of China as the world’s largest economy and leader in many areas of research and development have made its aircraft the most pressing competitors. While North Korea, Iran and Syria have not made any significant acquisitions of new fighter classes since the end of the Cold War, with the latest Chinese and Russian fighters going to countries that have somewhat better relations with the United States such as Angola, Algeria and Pakistan, this may well change in future as international tensions escalate. A look at the five most capable fighters fielded at squadron level strength by potential U.S. adversaries is given below.
World Health Organization bosses will hold an emergency monkeypox amid growing fears about the international outbreak.
Eleven countries have now detected the tropical virus, which is usually only spotted within Africa.
Germany and Belgium today became the latest nations to declare monkeypox cases, while France and Australia announced patients had tested positive overnight.
Webmaster addition: And JUST in time for that vote on expanding WHO's authority over us!!!
U.S Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recently asked the public how COVID-19 misinformation "in the digital information environment" had affected health outcomes, trust in the healthcare system and "likelihood to vaccinate," among other issues.
According to vaccine and healthcare policy experts who joined with Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, the misinformation is coming from inside the house.
They filed a comment in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proceeding, accusing the CDC and other health organizations of promoting falsehoods and shoddy research that "shattered the public's trust in science and public health," which will "take decades to repair."
Apparently, to Joe Biden, $5.8 million doesn't really amount to "money."
That's because he affirmed in a presidential debate with then-President Donald Trump that his son, Hunter, "has not made money" from China.
But, it turns out, Hunter Biden did. Some $5.8 million of "money." From China
The confirmation comes from an analysis of Hunter Biden's computer hard drive done by NBC News.
The text of the bill states in part:
[It] shall be unlawful for any individual to purchase or receive a firearm unless the individual has a valid Federal firearm license.
The bill then outlines the procedure for establishing the license under the Department of Justice, directing the attorney general to establish a system for issuing them. In order to be eligible to obtain the license itself, a prospective licensee must first complete a firearms safety course, which includes “a written test, to demonstrate knowledge of applicable firearms laws; and hands-on testing, including firing testing, to demonstrate safe use and sufficient accuracy of a firearm.” After that, the licensee must pass a federal background check and a criminal history; submit proof of identification; fingerprints; and information about the firearm the licensee intends to buy or obtain, including “make, model, and serial number, and the identity of the firearm seller or transferor.”
Webmaster addition: None of this would have stopped the shooter in Buffalo, who PASSED a background check. What would have stopped the shooter in Buffalo was the sure and certain knowledge that other customers in that store were armed!
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