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May 5, 2021

May 05 06:54

The Battle of Athens

Since the Civil War, political offices in McMinn County had gone to the Republicans, but in the 1930s Tennessee began to fall under the control of Democratic bosses. To the west, in Shelby County, E.H. Crump, the Memphis mayor who had been ousted during his term for failing to enforce Prohibition, fathered what would become the state’s most powerful political machine. Crump eventually controlled most of Tennessee along with the governor’s office and a United States senator. In eastern Tennessee local and regional machines developed, which, lacking the sophistication and power of a Crump, relied on intimidation and violence to control their constituents.

May 05 06:53

Lab-made diamonds are forever: World's biggest jewelry brand Pandora will no longer sell mined diamonds and vows to 'transform the market' with 'eco-friendly' alternative at a THIRD of the price

The world's biggest jewelry brand Pandora has said it will no longer sell mined diamonds as it vows to 'transform the market' with its 'eco-friendly' alternative that will sell for just a third of the price of the real deal.

May 05 06:50

Secret Facebook document reveals the words that will get you banned - as users reveal they've been suspended for as little as calling a friend 'crazy' and sharing a Smithsonian story!

Facebook users have shared stories of receiving bans after jokingly calling their friend 'crazy', sharing a Smithsonian magazine story on tribal New Guinea and labelling someone 'sad'.

May 05 06:48

Israeli apartheid in Palestine devastatingly exposed by senior Palestinian

May 05 06:48

Tech companies block another Leila Khaled event

Silicon Valley tech companies have once again blocked a live-streamed event featuring anti-apartheid activists, including Palestinian resistance icon Leila Khaled and South Africa’s former ANC military leader Ronnie Kasrils.

The University of California at Merced event, “Whose Narratives? What Free Speech for Palestine?,” was organized to discuss ongoing attacks on critics of Israel in academia and the dangers of censorship.

May 05 06:47

How tax prep companies conspired to make filing your taxes so damn hard

In 1985, President Ronald Reagan called for a simple tax filing system under which most people would not have to fill out a tax return. Instead, they’d just receive a form from the IRS showing their refund or tax liability. In 2010, a White House advisory board proposed the same idea, noting that Americans spend billions of hours and hundreds of billions of dollars annually preparing their taxes. In 2019, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) also proposed a free, easy filing system that would allow the bulk of taxpayers to avoid the unpleasantness of filling out returns that are dozens of pages long, with complicated sheets of instructions. She’s recently been promoting that bill again, ahead of Tax Day 2021.

With such a long history of support from across the political spectrum, why hasn’t America followed the lead of dozens of other countries in adopting a simple, government-run system for paying taxes?

May 05 06:46

Chinese Flights Through Taiwan’s ADIZ Double as US Steps Up Military Activity in the Region

According to numbers released by Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, Chinese military flights through Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) doubled in April compared to the previous two months, which coincides with increased US military activity in the region.

While there is much hype surrounding these flights, the ADIZ is not Taiwanese air space, and the Chinese planes usually pass through the southwest corner of the ADIZ, far from the island of Taiwan. An ADIZ is an airspace where a country requires foreign aircraft to identify themselves. The ADIZ concept is not covered under any international treaties and has no international regulations.

May 05 06:45

Palestinians 'beaten, arrested' by Israeli police as Sheikh Jarrah protests continue

Five Palestinians were arrested on Monday after a protest against the planned eviction of families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood was suppressed by Israeli police, AlQastal has reported.

Twenty people were injured in the crackdown on the demonstration against the evictions with AlQastal media group releasing a video showing one man with a bloodied face being taken away by police.

The man was released on a 10,000 shekel bail and ordered to stay away from Sheikh Jarrah for 15 days, the website added.

Activists are protesting the planned eviction of Palestinian families from the East Jerusalem suburb of Sheikh Jarrah, to make way for Israeli settlers.

May 05 06:45

French far-right leader Le Pen acquitted after sharing IS execution images

A French court on Tuesday acquitted far-right leader and presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on charges she broke hate-speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities.

Le Pen shared the gruesome images in December 2015, a few weeks after Islamic State jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris, in response to a journalist who she accused of drawing a comparison between IS and her party.

One of the pictures showed the body of James Foley, an American journalist beheaded by the Islamist terrorists.

May 05 06:44

Reality Check

Back in May 2013, it dawned on me that, crazy as it sounded in those more innocent times, the Establishment was gearing up to make transgenderism into the next big thing. Lately, my Spidey sense for zeitgeist trends has started tingling again, telling me that my old jokes about how the “equity” that the Diversity-Inclusion-Equity racket wants is your home equity aren’t funny anymore.

For example, the mainstream media is ramping up the antiquarianist articles about how ancient inequities in real estate practices mean that in 2021 it’s your fault that black neighborhoods have low property values and, therefore, you must pay. Redlining, which was abolished 53 years ago in 1968, is the usual suspect, but the latest fad is to emphasize racial covenants in home deeds, which the Supreme Court ruled unenforceable in 1948.

That was 73 years ago, but who’s counting?

May 05 06:43

Australia Escalated the Hybrid War on BRI at America’s Behest

The Quad is against China in all respects, especially when it comes to military and economic affairs. Canberra’s canceling of Victoria’s two BRI agreements is therefore consistent with this unstated but increasingly obvious strategy.

The Australian federal government recently canceled two Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) deals that the state of Victoria signed with China in 2018 and 2019 as part of its new policy enabling the central authorities to overrule international agreements clinched by lower-level administrative entities. China vowed to respond to this extremely unfriendly move which further worsens their bilateral relations after several years of steady decline due to Australia’s unprovoked actions against the People’s Republic. Examples of the latter prominently include politically meddling in Hong Kong and promoting harmful conspiratorial claims about COVID-19’s origins.

May 05 06:42

On World Press Freedom Day, US Report Reveals ‘Startling Extent of Police Violence Against Journalists’

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on Monday released its fourth annual report about conditions that members of the U.S. media faced while on the job last year—and revealed “the startling extent of police violence against journalists during a year of protest.”

The new report (pdf), published on World Press Freedom Day, analyzes data from the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. Launched in 2017, the tracker is led by the Freedom of the Press Foundation and Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) along with other organizations including Reporters Without Borders and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

“The importance of the tracker and its role documenting press freedoms in the U.S. came into sharp focus in 2020—only the fourth year of its existence—when the country faced a wave of protests, and journalists covering those protests were arrested and attacked in record numbers,” the report says.

May 05 06:41

Monsanto Challenges Mexico Glyphosate Ban: IATP Defends Mexico’s Right to Regulate in the Public Interest

Since the Mexican government published its much-awaited presidential decree on New Year’s Eve to restrict the use of the herbicide glyphosate and genetically modified corn, IATP has actively worked to defend the government against threats from U.S. agribusiness using the revised North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

I covered the decree and the looming threats in a February article. Now agribusiness interests have filed for an injunction in Mexican courts to stop the government phaseout of glyphosate.

On April 16, IATP joined the National Family Farm Coalition and the Rural Coalition on a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack calling for respect for Mexico’s right to regulate in the public interest.

May 05 06:41

Michelle Malkin: Biden's Ruinous Refugee Dump

Ready or not, here they come. Thanks to Joe Biden, America the Weary will soon open its doors to another 62,500 low-skilled foreigners from the Third World. The sovereign citizens in neighborhoods across our nation where these newcomers will be dumped will have no say in these decisions. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Open borders judges made sure that the wants and needs of ordinary Americans would be subordinated to those of the Refugee Resettlement racket. There is no recourse under U.S. law to reestablish local control of the process.

May 05 06:40

JCPOA Nuclear Talks: An Exercise in Futility?

Reported JCPOA nuclear talks progress in Vienna — between Iran, E3 countries, Russia and China — is more illusion than reality.

According to an unnamed European source over the weekend:

“We have yet to come to an understanding on the most critical points.”

“Success is by no means guaranteed, but not impossible.”

On Friday, Biden regime national security advisor Jake Sullivan said talks are in “an unclear place” — implying uncertainty about whether an agreement can be reached.

May 05 06:40

No. 2 House Republican backs Elise Stefanik to replace Liz Cheney

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is openly supporting Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as House Republican conference chair, according to a spokesperson.

Why it matters: Scalise's public endorsement of Stefanik marks a new escalation in House Republicans' internal feud over Cheney, who voted to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and has continued to criticize the former president.

The rift has threatened to derail Republicans' chances of taking back control of the House in the 2022 elections. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) — the leader of the largest conservative caucus in the House — suggested to Axios last week that Cheney could be ousted within a month.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was caught on a hot mic on Tuesday saying he's "lost confidence" in Cheney and "has had it with" her behavior.

May 05 06:39


It’s official: food inflation has arrived. Food prices soared 3.9 percent in 2020, the Department of Agriculture recently reported.

Americans spent a lot of money on groceries over the past year—and it isn’t just because they were eating more meals at home. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food prices jumped 3.9 percent in 2020, nearly triple the rate of inflation.

Unfortunately, this trend seems poised to continue. The US Department of Agriculture estimates grocery bills could increase by another 3 percent in 2021, while some experts are betting on even longer-term problems.

“I think food prices are going to continue to increase for probably a good year, year, and a half,” warns Phil Lempert, founder of SupermarketGuru.com.

Shoppers are already feeling the crunch. Long Island resident John Kermaj recently told NBC News, “We used to buy this stuff for $30. Now it’s $60.”

May 05 06:38

Moment Louisville diner pulls handgun on armed BLM protesters after they surrounded upmarket restaurant during Kentucky Derby demonstration for Breonna Taylor

A Louisville diner brandished a handgun at armed Black Lives Matter protesters surrounding a restaurant during a demonstration for Breonna Taylor.

The unidentified man is thought to have been eating at upscale French eatery La Chasse on Saturday night when he confronted the group of around 50 protesters.

They had been marching ahead of the 147th Kentucky Derby over Taylor's death at the hands of police during a raid at her home last March.

Video shows the diner pointing his handgun at the protesters who were arguing with him as one female demonstrator urged the group to keep moving down the block.

Louisville Metro Police spokesperson Alicia Smiley confirmed to Fox News that the protesters were also armed. Kentucky is an open carry state.

At least five people were arrested in connection with the incident. Charges include possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, failure to disperse and evading police, TMZ reported.

May 05 06:36

'I am going to die alone on camera': Woman reveals terrifying moment she and a friend were pulled over by 10 LAPD cops with guns drawn and slammed to the ground after their rented U-Haul was mistaken for a stolen vehicle

  • Shibani Balsaver and Sheilanee 'Shona' Sen are suing the LAPD, claiming excessive force, unreasonable search and seizure, assault and battery
  • Sen was helping Balsaver move in February 2020 when police stopped their their U-Haul truck, pulled guns on them and forced them to lie on the ground
  • Women said officers drove their knees into their backs and handcuffed them, and they feared they would be shot
  • Police said they mistakenly thought the U-Haul truck was stolen, even though Balsaver had receipt from the rental company

Two California women are suing the LAPD in federal court over a harrowing run-in with the police, during which they say at least 10 officers pulled guns on them and pinned them to the ground after mistaking their U-Haul truck for a stolen vehicle.

May 05 06:35

Who Was Alan Shepard?

Alan Shepard was the first American in space. He was one of NASA's first seven astronauts. He also walked on the moon.

What Was Shepard's Early Life Like?

Alan Shepard was born on Nov. 18, 1923. He worked on a ship during World War II. After the war, Shepard went back to school. He became a test pilot. Test pilots try out new aircraft. The pilots make sure the airplanes are safe. In April 1959, Shepard became an astronaut.

What Happened on Alan Shepard's First Spaceflight?

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space. He flew on a Mercury spacecraft. There was just enough room for one person. He named his capsule Freedom 7. It launched on a Redstone rocket. The Army first used the Redstone as a missile. On this flight, Shepard did not orbit Earth. He flew 116 miles high. Then he came back down. The flight lasted about 15 ½ minutes. The mission was a success.

What Happened on Alan Shepard's Second Spaceflight?

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May 05 06:33

U.S. Debt to GDP Ratio Worse Than Greece’s Before 2008 Crash... Warren Buffett Issues Grave Inflation Warning: ‘The Costs are Just Up, Up, Up’

May 05 06:32

Inside Bill Gates' Relationship With His Ex-Girlfriend: Billionaire Took Getaway Trips With Ann Winblad After Marrying Melinda

Before Bill and Melinda Gates announced the end of their 27-year marriage, the tech billionaire offered a glimpse into the former couple's longtime relationship — and it included him taking long, secluded getaway trips to a cozy beach cottage in North Carolina with his old girlfriend!

Bill reportedly made the less-than conventional arrangement with his soon-to-be ex-wife as part of the deal when the two wed in 1994. "We can play putt-putt while discussing biotechnology," Gates said of his private retreats with ex Ann Winblad.

And it seems Bill's ex had a prominent role in his life, as he even sought her approval before proposing to Melinda. "When I was off on my own thinking about marrying Melinda, I called Ann and asked for her approval," he told Time magazine in a 1997 profile, adding that she gave Melinda the thumbs up.

May 05 06:30

Pfizer develops new COVID vaccine that can be stored in refrigerator and is safe for kids as young as two

Pfizer has submitted information to U.S. health regulators about a new version of its coronavirus vaccine that could be stored in refrigerators for up to 10 weeks.

May 05 06:29

Relief for parents? Study of over 400,000 teens reveals social media is 'no more harmful' to youngsters' mental health than TV was in the 1990s

Using social media is 'no more harmful' to young people's mental health than watching TV was to youngsters in the 1990s, a new study claims.

May 05 06:26

Democrat Charlie Crist announces his run for Florida Governor with video attacking GOP rival Ron DeSantis for 'ignoring the science' on COVID and 'handing out vaccines to his rich friends'

Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist announced Tuesday he is running to reclaim the Florida governorship he las held as a Republican – as tried out slashing attacks on the state's GOP governor Ron DeSantis.

May 05 06:26

Cop-turned-lawyer, 65, is sentenced to 15 years in jail after scamming $1.5million out of Colombian drug traffickers - who ratted him out!

A Texas lawyer known as the 'DWI Dude' has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison after scamming $1.5 million out of Colombian drug traffickers.

May 05 06:23

Europe Commits Suicide by Importing Barbarians - Russia Watches With Great Sadness

Around the world, very few people are capable of wrapping their heads around the European reaction to the migrant crisis. On the side of the migrants, we have avid displays of barbarism, fanaticism and aggression; on the side of the Europeans, we have abject fear of appearing… intolerant.

In an out-of-control situation where we would expect people to organize, protest, put up road blocks and vote en masse for nationalist parties, we are instead subjected to the ridiculous spectacle of meek, effeminate Europeans dressed up in unisex outfits chalking “No to terrorism!” on sidewalks.

Most people around the world see in this an orchidaceous display of anthropological nullity. “Is Europe dead?” they wonder aloud.

May 05 06:23

Cleaner ‘Bridge’ Fuels Are Killing Up To 46,000 Americans Per Year, Study Shows

Replacing coal with fuels like natural gas and wood may offer some climate benefits, but the harm to public health remains.

Burning natural gas and wood instead of coal was supposed to be a bridge to a safer future, where heat and electricity came from sources that didn’t generate as much pollution.

But new research suggests the alternative fuels are less of a bridge and more of a staircase.

A new Harvard University study found that, in at least 19 states plus Washington, D.C., burning gas now kills more people than coal because of exposure to a deadly type of fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 that lingers in the air and lodges in lung tissue.

May 05 06:22

WATCH: College Professors Admit their Secret Liberal Agenda for College Students

May 05 06:22

The World Is Waking Up | Andy Schectman

May 05 06:21

From Mind Control To Viruses: How The Government Keeps Experimenting On Its Citizens

The U.S. government, in its pursuit of so-called monsters, has itself become a monster.

This is not a new development, nor is it a revelation.

This is a government that has in recent decades unleashed untold horrors upon the world—including its own citizenry—in the name of global conquest, the acquisition of greater wealth, scientific experimentation, and technological advances, all packaged in the guise of the greater good.

Mind you, there is no greater good when the government is involved. There is only greater greed for money and power.

May 05 06:21

Fact-Checkers Missed Stealth Edits To Abrams' Op-Ed

In the internet age, articles can be revised after publication almost without a trace. “Stealth editing,” the practice of revising a published piece without disclosing that is has been edited, poses an interesting challenge to fact-checking outlets and the integrity of their investigations. Last month, fact-checkers relied on an op-ed in USA Today written by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to evaluate critics’ claims about Abrams’ position on recent Georgia boycotts. However, they didn’t know the piece had been stealth-edited after a key development in the story.

May 05 06:20

Panic Hoarding Guns Now Enters 16th Month As Biden Seeks Ban 

Americans continued to panic hoard guns for the 16th straight month in April, according to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System's (NICS) statistics report. The data provides insight into the trends behind Americans purchasing firearms.

The FBI's NICS logged 3.514 million background checks in April 2021, which is more than any other April on record. Background checks have been elevated since the virus pandemic began and recently supercharged under an anti-gun Biden administration.

May 05 06:19

Dangers Of Programmable Money Explained

Dominic Frisby with Money, Markets & Other Matters talks about the war on cash and central bank digital currency, known as CBDC. He questions if CBDCs are "the final step into the brave new world - Orwellian great reset dystopia - we seem to be heading towards" or are they "the onramp to the Bitcoin motorway." He said the answer is "both."

Frisby points out the biggest issue with CBDCs is that digital money is "programmable," which means the issuer, such as the Federal Reserve or the Bank of England, can build specific rules into it. He said cash grants users freedom and power.

May 05 06:19

Thailand, Laos Report Surging COVID Cases As India's Outbreaks Spreads Across Asia

Just as the WHO feared, India's brutal second wave has spilled over its borders, sending COVID-19 cases rising across the region, as cases climb in neighboring Bhutan and Nepal and as far away as Laos and Thailand.

According to Bloomberg, the acceleration in the region is mainly due to more contagious mutant strains, like the B.1617 variant first identified in India, which has been now been traced beyond its borders. The WHO has released a list of 10 mutant strains that it is keeping a close eye on.

New strains are identified every day as the virus continues to evolve, but only a handful make the WHO’s official watchlist as a "variant of interest" or the more serious designation "variant of concern," which is generally defined as a mutated strain that’s more contagious, more deadly and more resistant to current vaccines and treatments.

May 05 06:18

White South African Farmer Previously Paralyzed in Violent Attack is Tied Up and Murdered in His Wheelchair

A paralyzed South African farmer was tied up and brutally murdered in his wheelchair by attackers who had been hiding near the property waiting for the perfect time to strike.

46-year-old Neil McKay was paralyzed 20 years ago in a violent robbery when he was shot in the spine.

McKay’s mother found him murdered in his bedroom when she went to his farm to check on him.

A family friend said the attackers targeted McKay so they could steal money out of his safe.

May 05 06:14

AZ Audit Director: Shady Democrat Operative Ryan Macias Misrepresented Himself as Media to Get on Audit Floor – GOT CAUGHT! (VIDEO)

According to Bennett, at a ‘Media Only Night’ about a week prior, Ryan Macias showed up and reportedly told people he was media but when Macias was asked for credentials he didn’t have any. Unfortunately, some of the staff thought he presented himself as part of the media and they didn’t like it. This was the night that the auditors explained what they were doing at each table to the press.

See Jordan’s discussion with former Arizona Secretary of State, and current Maricopa Audit Director, Ken Bennett:

May 05 06:11

Antrim County Plaintiffs Introduce New Evidence in 2020 Election Case — Experts Were Able to Compromise Data on Data and Flip Votes

Michigan Attorney Matthew DePerno filed an explosive new report in the ongoing Antrim County 2020 election lawsuit.

According to DePerno, his team of experts was able to prove the voting machines were vulnerable to compromise.

May 05 06:10

Importance of Racial Identity by Race

In 2004, the General Social Survey asked respondents to identify from a list of ten the three most important personal attributes or characteristics for describing who they are. The percentages who identified “racial or ethnic background” among the top three, by, well, racial or ethnic background:

May 05 06:09

The Feminization of Western Men

In a remarkable interview published on Russia Insider in March 2019, RT’s Anissa Naouai interviewed Danish journalist Iben Thranholm about the disappearance of Western manhood: Dear European Men: You Are Pathetic Pussies. This is a Danish woman’s conclusion.

Thranholm says that Western men have been feminized and Western women defeminized. She says feminists have destroyed men, who are now raised to be women. Consequently, there is no one to protect white women from the sexually aggressive immigrant-invaders brought into all European countries by the anti-white European Union, an enemy of national sovereignty that wants the destruction of European ethnic nationalities. The EU is heavily supported by Washington and American money.

May 05 06:09

The War on Whites

The War on Whites is moving to a higher level — fast. Signs are everywhere; they are undeniable. First and foremost, understand and accept that this is happening. For many, there will be no escape. If you are White and don’t yet grasp what is happening, quickly find out from someone who does. Lives will depend on it.

In my previous TOO article, I reviewed “collapse” novels by Matthew Bracken as a means to put average Whites in the frame of mind needed to accept that “our” government is now fully ready to attack us. All institutions are now arrayed against the White Christian founding stock of the United States of America: from the government, to the media, to education, to corporations, to the military, to the churches — all of it. And I know many of you readers see this. Some, however, don’t.

May 05 06:08


The emergence of the internet was met with hope and enthusiasm by people who understood that the plutocrat-controlled mainstream media were manipulating public opinion to manufacture consent for the status quo. The democratization of information-sharing was going to give rise to a public consciousness that is emancipated from the domination of plutocratic narrative control, thereby opening up the possibility of revolutionary change to our society’s corrupt systems.

But it never happened. Internet use has become commonplace around the world and humanity is able to network and share information like never before, yet we remain firmly under the thumb of the same power structures we’ve been ruled by for generations, both politically and psychologically. Even the dominant media institutions are somehow still the same.

May 05 06:05

Chauvin Attorney Files Request For New Trial After BLM Activist Caught Deceiving Court to Get On Jury

"The State committed pervasive, prejudicial prosecutorial misconduct, which deprived Mr. Chauvin of his constitutional rights to due process and a fair trial, including but not limited to: disparaging the Defense; improper vouching; and failing to adequately prepare its witnesses," the motion reads.

- The filing cites factors such as "the interests of justice; abuse of discretion that deprived the Defendant of a fair trial; prosecutorial and jury misconduct; errors of law at trial; and a verdict that is contrary to law."

- Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson, who filed the motion, did not name any jurors or explain what specific misconduct he was referring to.

- "The publicity here was so pervasive and so prejudicial before and during this trial that it amounted to a structural defect in the proceedings," the motion read.

May 05 06:04

After Netanyahu Fails, Lapid Gathers 51 Reccommendations to Form Next Government

President Reuven Rivlin is consulting with party leaders to decide which candidate to task with forming a government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's mandate expired on Tuesday at midnight with no breakthrough in coalition talks, prolonging Israel's unprecedented political stalemate that has seen voters return to the polls four times in less than two years.

May 05 06:03

Billionaire Is Perplexed That Underpaid Oil Workers Are Striking

Since mid-April, the United Metro Energy facility in Brooklyn has had a squadron of oil workers stationed outside—alternating shifts so that men are there 24 hours, seven days a week—striking for better pay and benefits from the company’s owner: grocery store billionaire, twice-failed mayoral candidate, and right-wing shock jock John Catsimatidis.

The workers, a coalition of mechanics, terminal operators, and service technicians, elected to go on strike on April 19, following years of delayed negotiations on a union contract, which they voted to form back in 2018. “We are out there every single day, around the clock,” said Assaf John, who has been working as a service technician at the company for 12 years. “I’m here until 3 o’clock, then we have guys coming in at 3 p.m., and some who are there overnight until the morning.”

May 05 05:58

Joe Biden Struggles to Read Teleprompter During Covid Speech, Then Says, “I’m Asking People to Continue to Follow the ‘CCD’ Guidelines” (VIDEO)

Joe Biden could barely complete a sentence on Tuesday during his presser from the White House.

Biden struggled to read the teleprompter and couldn’t even properly pronounce the name of the government’s vaccine website.

May 05 05:57

The Criminalization of Dissent

One of the hallmarks of totalitarian systems is the criminalization of dissent. Not just the stigmatization of dissent or the demonization of dissent, but the formal criminalization of dissent, and any other type of opposition to the official ideology of the totalitarian system. Global capitalism has been inching its way toward this step for quite some time, and now, apparently, it is ready to take it.

Germany has been leading the way. For over a year, anyone questioning or protesting the “Covid emergency measures” or the official Covid-19 narrative has been demonized by the government and the media, and, sadly, but not completely unexpectedly, the majority of the German public. And now such dissent is officially “extremism.”

May 05 05:56

Rockets Rain Over US Bases In Iraq

Military bases of the United States in Iraq are suffering from poor weather conditions, as it would seem it’s raining rockets in the first days of May and late April.

Late on May 2nd, the US Camp Victory in Iraq came under rocket fire. Two rockets hit the site near the Baghdad airport. The third shell was reportedly intercepted by the C-RAM anti-aircraft system.

It was the second attack on Camp Victory in the last 10 days.

Not too long after, on May 3d, the Balad Air Base in the Salah al-Din province that houses Iraqi forces and US contractors was targeted by another rocket attack. The commander of the base, Div. Gen. Sahi Abdul Ameri, said that a total of 9-10 explosions were heard, but only three self-made rockets exploded on the territory of the base.

May 05 05:56

Biden Admin Drops Dozens Of Charges Against Violent Protesters In Portland

We recently discussed how the plea agreement with a BLM protester (who tried to cut the brake lines on a police vehicle) may indicate a significant shift from the Trump Administration in prosecuting violent protesters. New figures out of Portland would indicate that there is such a major shift occurring. The Justice Department are dropping 58 of the 97 criminal charges brought after the Portland riots, including assaults on officers.

I previously criticized the federalization of these protest cases. Local police were clearly relying on the federal government - as opposed to their own local prosecutors - to address violent protesters. Yet I was also critical of the role of local officials in dismissing and even in some cases fueling such violence with their rhetoric or inaction.

There is clearly a reluctance by many local officials to prosecute violent protesters. Indeed, cities like Atlanta have dropped charges against protesters.

May 05 05:55

China's Infinity-Loop Skyscraper is One of the World's Most Interesting Buildings

A Danish architecture studio called BIG has completed designs for a building called the "O-Tower" in China, with a mind-bending infinity-loop shaped design that connects "ground to sky in a continuous loop of collaboration," according to the company website.

The O-Tower will be used by the China-based smartphone manufacturer called OPPO — in Hangzhou — the country's largest.

Infinity-Loop skyscraper design brings natural wetland and urban construction together

May 05 05:54

We Are In A "FOURTH TURNING," What Does That Mean?

May 05 05:53

China's Gen Z Splurges On Luxury As Its Debt-To-Income Nears An Insane 2,000%

While representatives of America's Gen Z are stugling with daytrading dogecoin, finding jobs, and generally leaving their parents' basement...

... China's youth is rapidly emerging as the greatest spending power in the world, especially when it comes to buying luxury items they can't afford.

Take Chinese live-streamer Huang Hanwen who uses domestic cosmetics brands and spends his time talking about animation, comics, games and short novels, as well as domestic, Japanese and Korean celebrities and entertainment news. At weekends, he uses Make Up For Ever and drinks imported whisky mixed with Coke or Red Bull.

May 05 05:49

“Lions do not bow to hyenas”: Artur Pawlowski continues to hold services despite secret warrant

Street Church Ministries Pastor Artur Pawlowski is no stranger to controversy. He has been known to Calgary police for years, and was our very first www.FightTheFines.com cases.

Artur says that he was the first Canadian to be arrested for publicly reading the Bible, but that was only the start of his run-ins with Calgary and provincial authorities.

The tension between Artur and the authorities has rapidly come to a boil with added restrictions that are being implemented due to lockdown measures.

Pastor Art previously received a $1,200 ticket for feeding the homeless, which authorities called an illegal gathering.

We hired an amazing lawyer for Art named Sarah Miller, and thanks to her work, those fines were dropped. Also dropped were the mask violation tickets both Art and his brother received, which was fitting since the tickets were issued while Street Church members fed the homeless outside.

May 05 05:48

A Vaxxing Question

In 1956 German pharmaceutical company Chemie Grünenthal GmbH, licensed a new experimental drug designed to treat colds, flu, nausea and morning sickness. Known as Distaval in the UK, Distillers Biochemicals Ltd declared the drug could ‘be given with complete safety to pregnant women and nursing mothers without adverse effect on mother or child’ – a basic pre-requisite for licensing a drug.

While forty-nine countries licensed the drug under multiple different names, the then head of the FDA Dr. Frances Kelsey, a physician-pharmacologist with a profound interest in fetal development, refused authorization for use in the US market due to her concerns about the lack of evidence regarding the drug’s safety.

The drug was also known as Thalidomide.

May 05 05:47

When did May Day Turn Into an Immigrants’ Rights Day?

On May 1st, International Workers Day, immigrants and their supporters will hold marches all over the country. Some of the events’ organizers are based in Latino immigrant communities; labor unions, civil rights organizations, and other kinds of progressive actors will also be involved.

May Day as an occasion for grassroots protests is an artifact of the late nineteenth century. At that time, the mobilizations were led by radical unions, which included large immigrant memberships. But in the following decades, the labor movement became dominated by more moderate unions, often with virulent anti-immigrant views.

By 2006, as Victor Narro, Kent Wong, and Janna Shadduck-Hernández write, U.S. unions were only beginning to reincorporate the needs of immigrant workers into their programs. In 2000, at the urging of immigrant union members, the AFL-CIO reversed longstanding policy by calling for unconditional amnesty and protections for undocumented immigrants.

May 05 05:46

Child Rape Gang Victim: UK Police Did Nothing as I Was Abused by ‘Hundreds’ of Pakistani Men

A grooming gang survivor has revealed that she was abused by hundreds of Pakistani heritage men for years, but despite reporting her abusers to the police, none have ever been arrested.

Sarah — a fake name given to protect her identity — said that she was systematically raped and abused as a child in the early 2000s after running away from care homes in Derby.

She was eventually awarded compensation by the local government after authorities acknowledged the abuse and the repeated failures of social services to protect her from being raped. But she says despite the recognition of the acts perpetrated against her as a child and the confirmation that social services had failed to protect her, the police have yet to act on the information she gave them.

May 05 05:39

Disney Forced By 'Wokeism' To Cancel Another Princess

'It's hard to understand why Disneyland of 2021 would choose to add a scene with such old fashioned ideas of what a man is allowed to do to a woman, especially given the company's current emphasis on removing problematic scenes from rides like Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain,' the review stressed.

'Why not re-imagine an ending in keeping with the spirit of the movie and Snow White's place in the Disney canon, but that avoids this problem?'

Jungle Cruise, which launched in 1955 and remains closed for updates, is being revamped to remove 'negative depictions' of native peoples that depict them as savages or subservient, Disney announced earlier this year.

Disney revealed last June that its Splash Mountain ride was also being overhauled to remove its associations with black stereotypes in the 1946 film 'Song of the South,' on which it was based.

May 05 05:37

Saudi Arabia Poised To Mend Relations With Assad In Major First Since War Began

Multiple international reports on Tuesday revealed that Saudi Arabia's powerful intelligence chief traveled to Damascus Monday to meet with his Syrian counterpart in what's being seen as a major step toward detente. The two broke off relations since near the start of the war in 2011, especially as it became clear the Saudis were a key part of the Western allied push for regime change, through covert support to anti-Assad insurgents and jihadists which included regular weapons shipments.

Gen Khalid Humaidan, the head of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate, led a delegation where they were received by Syrian government officials in Damascus. According to The Guardian, Riyadh is currently preparing for a "normalization of relations" - expected to come immediately after the Muslim holiday of Ramadan next week.

May 05 05:37

$17.5 Million In Revenue And $5.4 Billion In Losses: Archegos Was A 300x-Levered Time Bomb For Credit Suisse

A bank's prime brokerage unit is supposed to be a safe, reliable and predictable generator of revenue, resulting from modest-margin transactions with a bank's hedge fund client base. It's safe because the bank's risk managers scour the bank's exposure to various hedge funds, and immediately flag any clients that become too big and a potential source of loss (it's also "safe" because the bank's prime brokerage management tends to make far less than the frontline Sales and Trading staff).

That is, at least, the theory. The practice, as the recent Archegos fiasco demonstrated, is anything but.

May 05 05:32

Jordan Peterson to Tucker Carlson: Do you want the truth on your side, or do you want to hide behind falsehood

Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson examines the deeper meaning of life and how to live it in a new episode of Fox Nation’s "Tucker Carlson Today."

In his new book "Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life," Peterson breaks down some of these rules for living to the fullest and pressed that making the decision to be honest is an essential practice.

"Whatever happens as a consequence of telling the truth is the best thing that can happen," he said. "It doesn’t really matter how it looks to you at the moment, or maybe even across the years. It’s an article of faith, in some sense."

Peterson posed the question: Is reality better constituted as a consequence of truth or falsity? If it is a consequence of truth, he explained, then being honest really is the best decision.

"This is what happened because I said what I had to say as clearly as I could say it," he said. "And that’s as good as it could be… It’s good compared to all possible, realistic alternatives."

May 05 05:31

U.S. Vows to Work With Partners to Keep Pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed on Tuesday that Washington would work with partners in the region to maintain pressure on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for a peaceful return to democracy.

In pre-recorded remarks to a conference on Latin America, Blinken also said the Biden administration would continue criticism of the "repression of human rights" in Cuba.

Blinken's stern words came just a day after a senior White House official made clear in an interview with Reuters that the administration was in no rush to ease sanctions on Maduro's Socialist government or make major gestures toward Communist-ruled Havana.

May 05 05:23

Video: NATO always has been, remains and will continue to be a nuclear alliance

NATO has been a nuclear alliance since the U.S. first provided nuclear weapons to the bloc in 1953. It is the only nuclear alliance in history with the U.S., Britain and France as nuclear powers.

One billion people are under NATO’s nuclear umbrella.

“Competitors and potential adversaries” NATO maintains nuclear option against: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.

NATO maintains the credibility and effectiveness of its nuclear infrastructure and forces.

As long as nuclear weapons exist NATO will remain a nuclear alliance.

May 05 05:23

NATO summit to discuss Ukraine’s membership next month. Nuland accompanies Blinken to Kiev.

The president of Ukraine met with the presidents of NATO members Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in the latter’s capital, Warsaw, on May 3 to solidify cooperation against their common adversaries: Russia and Belarus. The five heads of state signed a joint declaration pledging multifaceted cooperation, including on security concerns.

Ukraine’s four partners in the meeting are to the north of it, are on the Baltic Sea and border Russia, its external territory of Kaliningrad and Belarus, Russia’s Union State partner. In fact two of them surround Kaliningrad on the land side, two border Russia proper and three border Belarus. All four nations host NATO Battlegroups and U.S. armed forces assigned to the Pentagon’s Operation Atlantic Resolve.

May 05 05:22

BREAKING: Facebook permanently removes LifeSiteNews’ page

Facebook has just permanently banned LifeSiteNews’ Facebook page. This apparently is not a temporary measure: It is gone for good.

In a quick series of notices and emails to LifeSiteNews’ marketing department, Facebook delivered the shocking news, accusing LifeSite of publishing “false information about COVID-19 that could contribute to physical harm.”

Facebook also said that they deplatform Facebook pages that publish “vaccine discouraging information on the platform.”

May 05 05:21

UK health secretary and chief lockdown promoter begins push to legalize assisted suicide

British health secretary Matt Hancock, who has presided over the country’s harsh lockdown regime, has taken initial steps to legalize assisted suicide in the UK.

Hancock wrote to Office of National Statistics (ONS) head Sir Ian Diamond, asking for data “to inform the debate” about doctor-assisted suicide two weeks ago, The Telegraph reported. The secretary also met with MPs to discuss the issue, the outlet said.

Hancock reportedly told the All Party Parliamentary Group for Choice at the End of Life that he was interested in data about Britons who leave the country to kill themselves in foreign doctor-assisted suicide clinics. Hancock, who previously opposed legalization efforts, claimed to have switched his stance, saying that “views of this do change.”

The parliamentary group supporting assisted suicide, led by Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell, is calling for a referendum on the matter as soon as 2024.

May 05 05:21

Judge orders release of Trump obstruction memo, accuses Barr of deception

A federal judge has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release a March 2019 legal memo clearing former President Trump of potential obstruction of justice charges following the Mueller investigation, with the judge accusing former Attorney General William Barr and agency lawyers of deceiving the public.

District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Monday ordered the DOJ to release the legal memo within two weeks in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW).

The DOJ had argued in court that the full memo - portions of which have already been released - should be withheld because it falls under exceptions to the public records law for attorney-client privilege and deliberative government decisionmaking.

May 05 05:21

Tell the truth, America… the G7 meeting is all about trying to contain the rise of China

The supposed theme of this week’s G7 summit in London is a focus on establishing a rules-based international order, says Antony Blinken. What that means is the US trying to persuade other countries to get tough on China.

The meeting of the ministers of the G7 group of advanced economies – or self-styled “leading democracies” – promises to be a fascinating affair. In attendance are the United Kingdom, which is chairing the meeting, as well as the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, alongside honorary invitees South Korea, India and Australia.

High on the agenda are Russia, China and the situation in Myanmar, with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab giving an idea of the general theme by referring to those in attendance as “like-minded countries agile enough to work together.”

May 05 05:20

Iran London Embassy siege still shrouded in mystery and unanswered questions after 41 years

Tomorrow marks the 41st anniversary of the culmination of the siege at the Iranian Embassy in London, an event with multiple hidden dimensions, and one which the UK is deeply reluctant to illuminate.

While the six-day siege - April 30 to May 05 1980 - was a tragedy for Iran – as demonstrated by the cold blooded killing of two embassy workers – by contrast the incident proved to be a bonanza for the UK’s Special Air Service (SAS), which subsequently cashed in on the incident by exporting its services and expertise to special forces around the world.

The terrorist takeover of the Iranian embassy, its bloody conclusion and aftermath continues to cast a shadow on increasingly fraught Anglo-Iranian relations.

May 05 05:19

Economist: American Cannot Handle Biden Spending Spree, 'No Logic' To Plans

Biden’s address to a Joint Session of Congress last week was "pretty boring," he noted, "but he did lay out a very aggressive left-wing tax-and-spend agenda — massive spending for everything from babysitting services to free healthcare, everything is going to be free.”

“Everyone knows that everything cannot be free,” he went on to say.

Moore continued, “we used to talk about the V-shaped recovery, so that's what we're seeing right now, and I'm here to tell you, I don't think we need a blizzard of additional spending. Just let the economy heal on its own; we don’t need this avalanche of programs that Joe Biden is talking about. After all, somebody is going to have to pay the tab for all this spending. I think the American people are starting to turn against it."

May 05 05:18

'Woke' Companies Pandering To Progressives At The Expense Of Employees

Boeing announced on Friday that it has fired 65 employees over the last year for engaging in or being part of racist, discriminatory or hateful conduct.

In a company-wide report that unveiled the first demographic breakdown of its workforce, the planemaker stated the employees were terminated between June 2020 and April 21, 2021.

American companies have come under pressure from investors to publicly disclose information about diversity among employees in the wake of movements such as Black Lives Matter.

May 05 05:18

Will Social Distancing & Mask Laws Ever Go Away? Poll Reveals Sad Truth In America

According to a recent study by Signs.com, sixty-four percent of Americans believe their local governments will loosen COVID restrictions within the next three months, while nearly 50 percent think some social distancing measures will remain permanent.

Just 8 percent believe that social distancing measures will never stop, while 79.1 percent think mask wearing will remain in place the longest. COVID measures have been in place in some capacity since March, when the pandemic hit the U.S. hard.