The U.S. Capitol Police detained more than 180 people near the Supreme Court in a demonstration Thursday for abortion rights, according to officials.

The arrested protesters sat down in the middle of an intersection and interrupted traffic near the National Mall. Capitol Police said it had given the group three warnings before the 181 arrests were made. Those arrested were charged with crowding, obstructing, or incommoding the intersection, the Capitol Police told the Washington Examiner.

Politicians, pro-abortion rights activists, and people from Hollywood were among those who opposed the recent Supreme Court ruling that repealed the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and returned the issue of abortion back to the states. Freaks

and Geeks actress Busy Philipps was among those detained, according to a tweet from VICE. Philipps told the House Judiciary Committee in 2019 that she had an abortion and has been a vocal advocate of abortion access since.

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Posted on: Jul 03 11:03

Uvalde, Texas school police chief Pete Arredondo, who has faced withering criticism for his response to the Robb Elementary School shooting, will step down from city council, he told a local newspaper.

Arredondo was recently elected to the Uvalde city council in Texas, but he told the Uvalde Leader-News that he intends to resign. 

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said in a statement that the city has not received a resignation letter from Arredondo, but McLaughlin called it "the right thing to do."

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Posted on: Jul 03 10:57

Airbus has secured a bulk order for 292 of its A320 single-aisle aircraft from four Chinese airlines, as deteriorating US-China relations tipped the balance for aviation sales in the European manufacturer’s favour, dealing a blow to the American rival Boeing.

China Southern Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines are the four carriers buying the aircraft, Xinhua News Agency said. Details of how the bulk order would be allocated, and the price paid for each aircraft, were not immediately available.

The bulk order was close on the heels of China Southern’s decision in May to scrap more than 100 of Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft – the direct competitor to A320 – from its fleet plan, as the nation’s largest carrier cited “uncertainty over deliveries.”

Tags: CHINA, ECONOMY, EUROPE
Posted on: Jul 03 10:56

The inputs used to make cell-cultured “meat,” which can hardly be called meat at all, are so unknown in terms of their effects on the human body that it truly is a crime against humanity for the stuff to be gradually making its way into the food supply.

Currently, fake meat is only available to consumers in Singapore. But there are effects to get it into the meat cases in North America and elsewhere in the not-too-distant future, which worries Michael Hansen, a senior staff scientist at Consumer Reports.

Differing from the fake meat offered by companies like Impossible Foods, lab-cultured meat involves the use of bio-engineered proteins to artificially induce undifferentiated animal stem cells into differentiating into muscle tissue.

“This is done in bio-reactor vats similar to those used to make beer,” explained Martha Rosenberg, writing for the Defender.

It is a promising industry for wealthy fat cats like Bill Gates and Sir Richard Branson, who stand to become even more obscenely wealthy than they already are from lucrative investments. But it is a nightmare for human health as nobody knows what lab-cultured meat really does to the body.

In order to make lab-cultured meat, Hansen said, recombinants or manipulated DNA segments must be inserted into the biopsied flesh of animals. And the end product has never actually been tested for nutritional content, as academics have never received a single sample for testing.

Tags: ECONOMY, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jul 03 10:56

Essential feminine products are in short supply. A few girls I know laughed and said that they could have told me this a year ago before the topic reached the headlines. One complained that she traveled to three different stores to find her preferred brand. A shortage of cotton and plastic items has led to a slowdown in tampon manufacturing. This is not a good time of the month to anger half of the population.

Both CVS and Walgreens acknowledged the shortages and promised to increase supply. A spokesperson for the tampon manufacturing company Tampax, owned by P&G, said that they are “producing tampons 24/7 to meet the increased demand for our products.” Instacart, a grocery and drugstore delivery service, noted that tampon orders dropped to 67% last week and panic buying of bulk orders rose 29% week over week.

Adding to the war on women, feminine product prices have risen 10% in the past year according to NielsenIQ. Let us not forget the “pink tax” – women’s products were already 42% higher than products marketed to men. Before the world fell apart, women paid $1,300 per year more on average for the same products as men. That amount is much higher now. Worsening matters, most states in the US add a “luxury tax” to tampons and other essential feminine products. Yet, numerous companies and universities are stocking men’s restrooms with tampons to appeal to the woke culture.

 

Webmaster addition" Stop putting those products in the men's rooms!

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Posted on: Jul 03 10:54

 A Chinese food company’s purchase of 300 acres of agricultural land in North Dakota has raised the eyebrows of the nation’s national security establishment.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Jul 03 10:53

Two more Arizona State Legislators who played a role in investigating Arizona’s Stolen 2020 Election have been subpoenaed by Liz Cheney’s sham January 6th Committee.

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Posted on: Jul 03 10:52

According to the Missouri Department of Health, there has been an increase in the number of cases of syphilis and congenital syphilis in recent years.

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Posted on: Jul 03 10:51

Northwest Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz introduced a bill Friday to prohibit the IRS from acquiring ammunition.

The bill entitled the "Disarm the IRS Act" would prohibit the IRS from acquiring, by purchase or otherwise, any ammunition.

Congressman Gaetz claims the IRS spent $725,000 on ammunition from March to June of this year. He criticizes the purchase by saying the IRS does not require ammunition, and has no reason to purchase it.

Only the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS is permitted to carry guns and ammunition, according to federal law.

"IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) serves the American public by investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes in a manner that fosters confidence in the tax system and compliance with the law," according to the IRS website.

Tags: TAXES
Posted on: Jul 03 10:50

Author and J Capital Research co-founder Anne Stevenson-Yang has warned the world to brace for deflation, as China's economy is about to crash. As Xi Jinping's communist regime is still pushing for a zero-Covid policy and inflation gallops around the world, China has seen its exports crumble, driving goods prices down. After two years of rapid economic growth in 2020 and 2021, China’s export market is experiencing a dangerous decline.

Tags: CHINA, ECONOMY
Posted on: Jul 03 10:49

The administration of President Joe Biden scored its only major victory of this session of the Supreme Court when it was decided that it could end the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy, but it was not sans controversy.

In a dissenting opinion, Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday said that the administration’s policy of not enforcing the policy “violates the clear terms of the law,” Fox News reported.

“In the fiscal year 2021, the Border Patrol reported more than 1.7 million encounters with aliens along the Mexican border,” the Justice said in his dissenting opinion signed on to by Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Jul 03 10:49

A little over a week ago Ukraine's military began showing off it newly acquired long-rage rocket systems from the US by uploading videos of launches against Russian forces. 

Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov announced last month, "HIMARS have arrived to Ukraine. Thank you to my colleague and friend SecDef Lloyd J. Austin III for these powerful tools! Summer will be hot for Russian occupiers. And the last one for some of them," in reference to the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.

Already, Ukraine's forces and their American backers are touting that they've been able to target and strike Russian command centers with the HIMARS, which are well past the front lines.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jul 03 10:48

The Supreme Court decided on June 30 to hear an important new case that Republicans hope will re-empower state legislatures to make rules for redistricting and governing congressional and presidential elections.

 

Republicans say the U.S. Constitution has always directly authorized state legislatures to make rules for the conduct of elections, including presidential elections. Democrats say this idea, encompassed by the Independent State Legislature Doctrine, is a fringe conservative legal theory that could endanger voting rights. The Supreme Court has reportedly never ruled on the doctrine.

The doctrine, if endorsed by the high court, could allow state legislatures to select presidential electors in disputed elections, something critics decry as a threat to democracy.

Election law expert J. Christian Adams, a former U.S. Department of Justice civil rights attorney who now heads the Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity group, praised the Supreme Court for granting the case, which he said was “very important.”

It means that the Court may take up all the nonsense that has been occurring over the last 10 years,” Adams told The Epoch Times by email.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Jul 03 10:46

An unexpected tropical storm formed near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, early Saturday morning has become the third named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. 

As of 0800 ET, Tropical Storm Colin had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was located 25 miles west-southwest of Myrtle Beach, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm is moving northeast at seven mph and isn't expected to strengthen into North Carolina and off into the Atlantic by the end of the weekend. 

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jul 03 10:45

Bill Gates, who already owns close to 270,000 acres of land in the U.S., has been granted the legal authority to buy another 2100 acres in North Dakota despite protests by local residents.

Gates, already the largest farmland owner in the country, has secured the go ahead to buy the land for $13.5 million under his ‘Red River Trust’ company.

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Jul 03 10:45

Confronted with an overbooked flight last week, Delta flight attendants channeled Vito Corleone and tried making boarded passengers an offer they couldn't refuse: Give up your seat and receive the princely sum of $10,000 in cash, not flight credit.  

The shock of that number is compounded by the fact that this wasn't a long-haul international flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg or LAX to Sydney.

We're talking about a 90-minute hop from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis. 

The episode first gained public attention via a first-person account by Inc. tech columnist Jason Aten.

Flight attendants were looking for eight people to change flights to a later date.

 "If you have Apple Pay, you'll even have the money right now," Aten says one of them declared.

Another passenger, Todd McCrumb, told KTVB that Delta's bid started at $5,000, a sum that likely would've generated headlines on its own if things had stopped there. He said the offer sounded so far-fetched he asked fellow passengers if the crew was joking. 

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Jul 03 10:44

 A New York gun control law passed Friday will empower the state to comb through the social media of citizens and potentially deny them the right to carry a gun.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Jul 03 10:43

After threatening to do so for a couple months now, Russia has pulled the trigger on expanding the list of commodities for which it demands payment in rubles to now include grain exports, effective Friday per a government legal website.

So now grain, sunflower oil and extracted meal are the next to follow the March decision to charge clients from "unfriendly" countries - including major customers in Europe - in rubles for natural gas instead of the normative dollars and euros.

On top of this move, recently Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev announced that Russia's agricultural products will go to "friendly countries" only, and according to "who needs it most" - a hugely significant statement sure to continue sowing uncertainty and chaos for the global food supply.

Tags: ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE
Posted on: Jul 03 10:42

Late this week Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the EU and Russia agree that they need to come up with a plan concerning the transit of goods through Lithuania to Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave on the Baltic Sea.

"Both sides concluded that it is worth agreeing a plan that will not violate de facto implementation of the sanctions, because, frankly speaking, the Kaliningrad Oblast is a very small part of Russia," Morawiecki said.

 

Lithuania recently started enforcing EU sanctions on goods traveling to Kaliningrad through its territory, angering Russia, which has warned of a response if the move is not reversed.

Morawiecki’s comments came a day after Reuters reported that European officials are in talks on a compromise that could exempt goods traveling to Kaliningrad. The report said a deal could be reached soon if Lithuania drops its reservations, although Vilnius doesn’t want to appear like it’s making a concession to Russia.

"Poland supports Lithuania as much as possible in its discussion together with the European Commission in the area of ​​developing… an appropriate mechanism in the flow of goods between Kaliningrad and Russia proper," Morawiecki said.

Publicly, Lithuanian officials have said they will stick to enforcing the restrictions on Kaliningrad. Lithuanian officials have also said that they don’t expect Russia to respond to the embargo militarily since the Baltic nation is a member of NATO.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE
Posted on: Jul 03 10:41

Fast but not furious, the Global South is revving up. The key takeaway of the BRICS+ summit in Beijing,  held in sharp contrast with the G7 in the Bavarian Alps, is that both West Asia’s Iran and South America’s Argentina officially applied for BRICS membership.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has highlighted how BRICS has “a very creative mechanism with broad aspects”. Tehran – a close partner of both Beijing and Moscow – already had “a series of consultations” about the application: the Iranians are sure that will “add value” to the expanded BRICS.

Talk about China, Russia and Iran being sooooo isolated. Well, after all we’re deep into the metaverse spectrum, where things are the opposite of what they seem.

Moscow’s obstinacy in not following Washington’s Plan A to start a pan-European war is rattling Atlanticist nerves to the core. So right after the G7 summit significantly held at a former Nazi sanatorium, enter NATO’s, in full warmongering regalia.

So welcome to an atrocity exhibition featuring total demonization of Russia, defined as the ultimate “direct threat”; the upgrading of Eastern Europe into “a fort”; a torrent of tears shed about the Russia-China strategic partnership; and as an extra bonus, the branding of China as a “systemic challenge”.

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Jul 03 10:40

Matt Palumbo, author of “The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros,” details billionaire George Soros’s connection to American politics, and illustrates how Soros controls not only what is written about him, but also influences how the American public perceives news events.

Soros created a financial concept called reflexivity, which Palumbo said is “brilliant,” because it can cause what Soros wants in the finance sector to happen.

“But expectations set reality and Soros realized, ‘Well, that’s true of media as well.’ If you tell people what to expect, they’re going to reinterpret reality,” and that can be used to affect how people interpret news events, Palumbo said during a recent interview for EpochTV’s “Facts Matter” program.

“For whatever reason, if people think something’s going to happen, it actually will happen,” and Soros applied this to media companies’ coverage to make people believe something that did not actually happen, happened, said Palumbo.

Soros-backed media agencies use this concept to create false narratives and make people believe in something that did not actually occur. The reason Soros is able to have this level of influence is that he gives tens of millions of dollars to the U.S. media infrastructure.

There are many Soros-linked mainstream media organizations including, “ABC, CBS, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times, I mean, it is a very long list. Type Soros’s name and just look at how they cover him, and if it’s ever anything negative, it’s ‘anti-Semites say: negative claim,’” said Palumbo, adding that their coverage always seems to favor Democrats and Soros.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Jul 03 10:39

In the asteroid belt that lies between Mars and Jupiter, there is an almost unfathomable amount of resources waiting to be utilized.

As Statista's Martin Armstrong details below, according to data from Wired and Valerio Pellegrinithe asteroid 'Davida', which has a diameter of 326 kilometers, has been identified as the most valuable asteroid in the belt, with a resource value estimated to be some 27 quintillion (26,990,000,000,000,000,000) U.S. dollars.

It is a carbonaceous chondrite asteroid, and contains water, nickel, iron, cobalt, nitrogen, ammonia, and hydrogen.

June 30 marked Asteroid Day, a UN-sanctioned global awareness campaign with the mission "to inspire, engage and educate the public about asteroids opportunities and risks." While the risks to Earth and all life on it are clearly not to be disregarded, the potential to increase the resources at mankind's disposal - and reap the financial rewards from them - is immense.

As Statista's dossier on space mining reports: "While space mining has not yet become a reality, the technology that will eventually enable to exploitation of the rich resources of the asteroids in the solar system is increasingly being developed by a variety of companies. The market value of these activities amounted to some 712 million U.S. dollars worldwide in 2017, and is forecast to increase to 3.9 billion U.S. dollars by 2025."

Tags: ECONOMY, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jul 03 10:38

Imagine, if you will, the following system...

Government is managed by elected representatives who are in turn elected by the people. Government is further restrained by checks and balances between three branches, each of which is accountable ultimately to the people who live under the laws.

Unlike the ancient system of government in which the only people who were truly free were the aristocracy, under this new system, every adult citizen has political rights. No one rules over anyone without accountability. 

Also part of this, no one in government has a permanent job that is exempt from oversight. The laws and rules under which people live are not invented by faceless bureaucrats but rather by representatives with names who can be voted out. 

In that way, we give the idea of freedom the best-possible hope. 

Sounds dreamy? A bit.

We haven’t had that system in the US for a very long time, even if what I just mapped out seems more or less like what the US Constitution set up. 

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
Posted on: Jul 03 10:38

America is lagging behind its international competitors in the hypersonic weapons race. This week's test provided more insight into just how badly the U.S. is behind. 

Bloomberg was the first to report the Common Hypersonic Glide Body atop a two-stage missile booster that failed after an "anomaly" occurred during launch at the Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. 

The booster failed to ignite, which would've accelerated the rocket in excess of Mach 5, at which the glide body separates and uses speed and an unpredictable path to strike targets without being detected by the most advanced defense shields in the world. 

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jul 03 10:37