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Thought for the day
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it" -- Frederic Bastiat, Author and Economist
Back when “gay marriage” was being debated, I spoke with a Liberal friend about it. I pointed out that one of my concerns was that if it was made legal, it would be used as a weapon with which to destroy anyone who disagrees with it. I was told, categorically and emphatically, that “That will never happen.” When what I predicted did happen, I mentioned this to the Liberal, who just smiled.
I have listened to Liberals who have stated clearly that if your skin is “white” you are a racist, you cannot avoid being a racist, and you can’t stop being racist, even if you have never said or done anything hateful toward anyone with dark skin. But, if your skin is dark, you can’t be a racist no matter how hatefully you speak and act toward people with “white” skin.
I have listened as Liberals waxed eloquent about how horrible, nasty, terrible, toxic, and evil the “Patriarchy” was/is - in which old white men are granted absolute authority over the household and all its members - even to the point of ordering them killed. But when it comes to women having the exact same absolute authority over the lives of the members of their household, it’s a “good and right thing.”
An agent with a machine gun was photographed outside of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence Monday night.
President Trump’s home Mar-a-Lago was RAIDED BY THE FBI Monday night.
The FBI agents cracked open Trump’s safe.
Trump was not at his Mar-a-Lago residence at the time of the raid.
“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.” Trump said in a statement.
According to the Associated Press, FBI agents were looking for classified documents that Trump may have taken from the White House while he was president.
Webmaster addition: The documents in question had already been declassified.
The Lebanon-based buyer of the first grain shipment to depart Ukraine since Russia’s invasion has refused to purchase the cargo, according to Ukraine’s embassy in Beirut.
The buyer has raised concerns over the quality of the grain, due to the five-month delay in its shipment. The charterer is now looking for a new buyer inside Lebanon or the Middle East, an Istanbul-based ship agent with knowledge of the matter told Middle East Eye.
“The ship owner is not happy about the case. It’s been six months of waiting. That is a big cost,” the shipping agent told MEE on condition of anonymity.
Last week, the Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni, loaded with about 26,000 tonnes of corn, became the first ship to set off from a Ukrainian port since the Russian invasion. The vessel left under the safe passage of a UN-proposed deal struck between Moscow and Kyiv and brokered by Turkey.
The Washington Post’s lead “Fact Checker” columnist did not accurately recount public health officials’ statement when he tried to discredit reporting about a 10-year-old rape victim, according to emails obtained by The Lever.
Last month, the Post’s Glenn Kessler, who has led the paper’s Fact Checker column since 2011, wrote a widely-shared column questioning the sourcing behind a viral news story about an Ohio child who traveled to Indiana for an abortion after being raped. The column was amplified by conservative media outlets as alleged proof that progressives were exaggerating the effects of the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Days later, a man was arrested for committing the crime — further substantiating the original reporting and debunking Kessler’s column. The arrest was made after Franklin County Children Services in Columbus, Ohio, referred the matter to the police.
Kessler’s Fact Checker column originally claimed that none of the county officials he contacted “were aware of such a case in their areas.” He hastily updated his column to say, “Unlike similar Ohio county agencies we contacted, Franklin County officials did not offer a response."
Neither of these statements were accurate: Emails obtained by The Lever through an open records request indicate that Franklin County Children Services responded to Kessler’s outreach promptly, and informed Kessler that their agency could not comment on specific cases, because this information is treated as confidential under Ohio law.
South Korea foreign minister Park Jin is set for his first visit to China on Monday as President Yoon Suk-yeol's government seeks to reassure Beijing about their relationship despite stronger ties with the United States and tensions over Taiwan.
Park is scheduled for a three-day stay in the eastern port city of Qingdao, during which he will hold talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Seoul's foreign ministry said. Park is the first high-level official to travel to China since Yoon took office in May.
His trip comes after Beijing expressed outrage over U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan last week. China claims the self-governed island as its own.
Webmaster addition: This may be why the President of South Korea refused to meet with Nancy Pelosi!
Dems attempt lawfare at its most petty. Will it work?
Academics in Egypt have been left scratching their heads after a decision by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to grant civilian scientific degrees to students of military colleges.
The July announcement, largely overlooked by local media, has caused anger inside academic circles, as some say it trespasses on the sanctity of academia.
"This decision violates the constitution," Mustafa Kamel al-Sayed, a political science professor at Cairo University, told Middle East Eye.
"Constitutionally speaking, the minister of defence does not have the right to offer civilian college degrees."
Under the new measure, the minister of defence will be able to grant civilian degrees to graduates of different military colleges.
The Democrats couldn’t be doing more to destroy the US or aid China if they tried. Their latest inflation bill passed over the weekend will continue the destruction of the US while aiding and abetting China.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday warned of the scope for miscalculations over tensions in the Taiwan Strait, which he said were unlikely to ease soon amid deep suspicion and limited engagement between the United States and China.
In a televised address ahead of the city-state's national day on Tuesday, Lee said Singapore would be buffeted by that intense rivalry and tension in the region, which should prepare for a future less peaceful and stable than now.
"Around us, a storm is gathering. U.S.-China relations are worsening, with intractable issues, deep suspicions, and limited engagement," Lee said.
"This is unlikely to improve anytime soon. Furthermore, miscalculations or mishaps can easily make things much worse."
Bannon says the right needs to win elections, then choke off funding to the secret police…
Could a state pull this off?
On Monday, the Israeli occupation army illegally annexed Palestinian lands in Sa’ir town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, said the army issued orders illegally confiscating Palestinian lands in Basin 4 in the Aqabat ar-Rabee’a area in Sa’ir.
He added that the army annexed the privately-owned Palestinian lands to expand the Wad Sa’ir Street used by the illegal colonizers.
Breijiyya also said that the annexation would lead to uprooting dozens of Palestinian trees on both sides of the street.
At least 45 Palestinians were killed and more than 360 wounded as Israeli air strikes rained down on the besieged Strip over three days
Biden also approved another $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine – a total of $5.5 billion in one day!
Gateway Pundit’s Joe Hoft provided updates on the situation outside Mar-a-Lago on Monday night.
The stasi-FBI raided the former president’s home looking for a crime.
Trump patriots are gathered outside Mar-a-Lago.
Joe Biden’s FBI with machine guns guard the gates.
The writer of this post interviews Dr. Gina Loudon of Real America’s Voice regarding FBI raids on Trump’s home.
Before we dive into this, it’s important to understand nitrogen and its role on Earth. The air human beings breathe is 78% nitrogen, 22% oxygen and 1% other stuff. Humans have been breathing nitrogen throughout their existence on Earth. Most nitrogen in Earth atmosphere is N2 molecules, which are mostly inert (chemically non-reactive). Nitrogen oxides, such as ammonia (NH3) and nitric oxide (NO) are the “bad” nitrogens that climate change people say will kill us all. But not having food will kill us all much quicker.
Nitrogen oxides are facts of life on Earth. Nitrous oxide (N2O), aka “laughing gas” and “whippets,” is the third-most abundant nitrogen oxide in the air, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Natural sources of N2O, including the oceans and ground soil under natural vegetation, account for 62% of all N2O. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO) are the two most prevalent nitrogen oxides. Most NO2 comes from tobacco smoke, stoves and heaters. The primary sources of NO are fossil fuel combustion and adding fertilizers to soil.
It’s true that the largest human contribution of nitrogen oxides is agriculture. But a 2017 study by the University of Virginia and The Organic Center found that organic farming (i.e. using manure and compost for fertilizer and no chemical pesticides) reduces new reactive nitrogen emissions by 64% versus “conventional” farming.
Yet less than 1% of U.S. farmland and only 4% of Dutch farmland is certified organic. Meanwhile giant corporations – Monsanto/BASF, DuPont/Dow, and Syngenta/ChemChina – make all those poisonous pesticides and own all seeds planted for foods via patents. These three companies control the entire global farming industry.
If nitrogen oxide emissions were genuinely a global concern, the powers-that-be (TPTB) could simply shut down the foregoing companies and invest in organic farming. But we all know genuine concern for humanity is not, never has been, and never will be a priority for these people.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has claimed that there was no known association between heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccines as late as October 2021.
CDC officials made the claim, which is false, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request for reports from a CDC team that is focused on analyzing the risk of post-vaccination myocarditis and pericarditis, two forms of heart inflammation. Both began to be detected at higher-than-expected rates after COVID-19 vaccination in the spring of 2021.
The team focuses on studying data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a passive surveillance system co-run by the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The date range for the search was April 2, 2021, to Oct. 2, 2021.
“The National Center for Emerging Zoonotic Infectious Diseases performed a search of our records that failed to reveal any documents pertaining to your request,” Roger Andoh, a CDC records officer, told The Epoch Times. The center is part of the CDC.
No abstractions or reports were available because “an association between myocarditis and mRNA COVID-19 vaccination was not known at that time,” Andoh added.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are built on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology.
Earliest Myocarditis Reports
Reports of heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccination were first made public in April 2021 by the U.S. military, which detected the issue along with Israeli authorities well before the CDC.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman is using pictures of toilet bowls to promote her new anti-Trump book.
The US continues its foreign policy of a ‘rules-based order’ executed under ultimatums, political deception and hybrid warfare across the globe in its resistance to the global systemic transition to multipolarity. The article will focus on how Nicaragua’s government has dealt with the trending New Cold War. Many international media outlets have detailed how the Nicaraguan government has withdrawn its approval of Hugo Rodriguez, the US ambassador nominee to the Central American country, for making disrespectful and interfering statements. What has not been sufficiently appreciated is that his statements actually confirm what the Nicaraguan government has been saying since 2018, that networks of NGOs synchronize with the US government serving as proxies of various kinds to execute certain roles within the deployment apparatus of Color Revolutions.
In the recording of the confirmation process for diplomatic personnel, Senator Tim Kaine asks the nominee for US ambassador to the Central American country if he has a clear picture on how he will support the pro-US factions in Nicaragua, to which the ambassadorial nominee responded that he will represent – as a good leader of proxy groups – US interests by intensifying efforts within and outside of Nicaragua’s territory, seeking to reverse the will of the its government. The crucial transcript reads as follows:
BlackRock literally has more assets than the gross domestic products (GDP) of every single country except China and the U.S. So picture India with their 1.4 billion people. BlackRock has more than their annual GDP! It’s ridiculous. BlackRock holds somewhere around 9 trillion dollars. That’s a tenth of the whole world’s yearly economic activity.
Here, this will put it in perspective. If you make $60,000 a year (after taxes), then you’re doin’ pretty well. But in order to grab up $9 trillion, you’d need to work for 150 million years. You’d have to work for the entire length of the existence of the dinosaurs. (And that’s if your stegosaurus boss paid you on time, which, you know how they are.)
And BlackRock is by far the biggest wealth fund or shadow bank in the world. “The grand total of the sovereign wealth funds managed by over 91 such funds across the world is projected to be worth approximately 8.2 Trillion US Dollars.” That’s right, 91 other such funds don’t have as much as BlackRock has.
So what do they do with all this money? I’ll tell you what – they own everything. But especially horrible shit. They’re like that friend you have who always goes, “Man, if you get a prostitute, I’ll pay for it. Seriously.” But that guy’s not offering to pick up the tab for your kid’s daycare. No way. They don’t care about that.
Amazing Polly is back with proof that former Army colonel Dr Deborah Birx is a key member of the genocidal Big Pharma junta currently attempting to take over the world – plus some stories you might not know about the evil scarf lady.
Polly traces Birx’ involvement in the HIV/AIDS depopulation agenda since her earliest days in the 1980s at Walter Reed and under Fauci at NIH, through her days overseeing George W Bush’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program [slush fund] to support HIV/AIDS programs in 65 countries. She was the United States global AIDS coordinator for Barack Obama and the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator on President Donald Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force from February 2020 to January 2021.
Birx is now testifying that she knew all along that the COVID-19 vaccines wouldn’t work and she has essentially admitted under oath and in her book to subverting the US government and tricking the world in multiple ways while serving on the COVID-19 Task Force.
The US announced on Monday new massive aid packages for Ukraine, including $4.5 billion in direct budgetary aid and a $1 billion weapons package.
The $4.5 billion in budgetary aid is going to the Ukrainian government and is meant to pay for pensions, healthcare costs, and social welfare. The budgetary funds are being directed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and will be sent in tranches, with the first sum of $3 billion being sent in August through the World Bank.
According to USAID, the new assistance will bring the total direct budgetary aid sent to the Ukrainian government by the US since Russia invaded to $8.5 billion. The massive amount of direct aid for the Ukrainian government comes despite Western concerns about corruption in Kyiv, which was previously used to argue against Ukraine joining NATO and the EU.
Webmaster addition: "Hey. it's only money. And not our money!" -- Official White Horse Souse
Israel's devastating air strikes on Friday, which pummelled the Gaza Strip and killed a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), were part of a long line of assassinations in the occupied territories.
Israeli forces shattered the relative calm of the besieged Gaza Strip when they bombed an apartment building in the centre of Gaza City, killing Taiseer al-Jabari, Islamic Jihad's northern commander, and at least 14 other Palestinians, including a five-year-old girl and a 23-year-old woman.
Before a ceasefire came into effect on Sunday, the death toll in Gaza stood at 44, with at least 15 children among those killed.
A new book by New York Times writer Peter Baker and The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser claims President Trump wanted his generals to be loyal like Nazi generals.
A ceasefire between Israel and the Islamic Jihad resistance group took effect before midnight Sunday, ending a deadly Israeli assault on Gaza.
In the hours before the Egyptian-mediated truce took hold, Israel ramped up its killing and assassination spree for the third consecutive day.
By late evening on Sunday, the Gaza health ministry said 44 Palestinians had been killed in the territory, including 15 children, since Israel started the bloodshed by assassinating a senior leader of Islamic Jihad on Friday afternoon.
More than 300 Palestinians have been injured, almost a third of them children.
Palestinian activists have claimed that social media giants have engaged in digital censorship during the latest Israeli assault on occupied Gaza that left 44 dead, including 15 children.
As Palestinians in Gaza struggled to find shelter from Israeli rockets, in the digital space, Palestinian rights activists grappled online with social media companies' attempts to "silence" them.
"This is not a new phenomenon," said Mona Shtaya, an advocacy advisor of 7amleh, the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media.
"This has been happening for years now, and it's contributing to silencing our voice and restricting us from documenting human rights violations and war crimes that we are exposed to," Shtaya told Middle East Eye.
Canada's top soldier is declining to confirm media reports that Canadian military members are on the ground in Ukraine to train locals in fighting invading Russian forces.
Gen. Wayne Eyre, Canada's chief of the defence staff, appeared on Power & Politics on Monday following reports from Global News and the New York Times that Canadian Forces special operations members are training Ukrainians during Russian's ongoing invasion.
But when asked about the reports, Eyre said the military is "never going to talk about discreet or sensitive special operations or confirm or deny them."
He called the media reports "disappointing" and speculative.
Greece’s prime minister said Monday he was unaware that the country’s intelligence service had been bugging an opposition politician’s mobile phone for three months, insisting that he wouldn’t have allowed it had he known.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who faces elections next year, made the remarks in a televised address to the nation three days after a wiretapping scandal led to the resignations of the head of the National Intelligence Service, Panagiotis Kontoleon, and the general secretary of the prime minister’s office, Grigoris Dimitriadis.
“What happened might have been in accordance with the letter of the law, but it was wrong,” Mitsotakis said. “I didn’t know about it and obviously, I would never have allowed it.” The National Intelligence Service, known by its acronym EYP, answers directly to the prime minister’s office, a change Mitsotakis brought about himself after winning 2019 elections.