"'Congress shall make no law respecting an institution of religion.' -- The First Amendment to the Constitution

A Nativity scene (or a Menorah for that matter) is not a law, it is a decoration. And on that basis, even though I myself am an atheist, I do not have a problem with Nativity scenes on government property, other than they are a reminder that those are the people we are bombing to steal their oil.

I do draw the line at the Ten Commandments being on display on government buildings with its prohibitions against lying, theft, and killing, as that hostile work environment!" -- Michael Rivero

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More electric vehicle drivers are thinking about switching back to internal combustion engine automobiles, according to new findings from the 2024 McKinsey & Co. Mobility Consumer Global Survey.

Forty-six percent of EV owners surveyed in the United States say they will likely return to driving gas-powered vehicles.

Globally, the survey of 30,000 respondents in 15 countries found that more than one-quarter (29 percent) of EV owners are likely to go back to driving gas-powered cars.

Australia topped the list with 49 percent confirming they want to return to driving behind the wheel of an gas-powered automobile, the study found.

The lack of public charging infrastructure was the chief reason respondents wanted to switch back to gas-powered vehicles, with 35 percent saying it is “not yet good enough for me.”

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, ENERGY
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Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

As our society descends into chaos, vast numbers of people are choosing to pull the plug and walk away.  Of course it is nearly impossible to completely escape the ubiquitous madness that is seemingly all around us, but many are finding that an “off grid” lifestyle gives them the best opportunity to insulate themselves as much as possible.  When you become less dependent on the system, what happens to the system has less of an impact on you.  Unfortunately, it appears that our system is heading into a full-blown meltdown, and a significant portion of the population is feverishly making preparations in anticipation of what is coming.

According to Reuters, it has been estimated that there are now approximately 20 million “preppers” in the United States…

Claire's Observations: I think the Reuters numbers are probably a very conservative estimation.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Authored by David Stockman via InternationalMan.com,

Someone should tell the European ruling elites to take a long jump off a short pier.

Their endless whining about the Ruuskies and Putin is just plain pathetic because...

  • It’s not justified—Russia bears no hallmarks of an expansionist imperial power.
  • The Russia-Ukraine conflict is none of western Europe’s business—since its essentially a territorial and civil war within the borders of historic Russia.
  • If EU officialdom is really concerned about the purported Russian threat why do they spend just a pittance of their GDP on defense?

Yet, here we have Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, former German defense minister and full-throated war-hawk, talking absolute nonsense:

“Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to see empires and autocracies back in Europe, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the European Economic Congress in Katowice

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Hackers Demand CDK Pay Millions In Ransom To End Auto-Dealer Cyberattack

by Tyler Durden

Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 - 03:40 PM

Update (Saturday): New details about the CDK Global hack have surfaced through a Bloomberg source, indicating that a hacking group in Eastern Europe is likely responsible for the cyber incident. The group demands tens of millions of dollars in ransom, as the hack has paralyzed thousands of auto dealerships across the US.

Here are more details from the report:

CDK is planning to make the payment, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. The hacking group behind the attack is believed to be based in eastern Europe, the person said. In the early days of any ransomware attack, discussions are fluid, and the situation could change. -Bloomberg

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS
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Dr. Peter McCullough led a new study that analyzed all reports of cerebral thromboembolism over the past 34 years. Cerebral thromboembolism occurs when a blood clot forms in the brain’s venous sinuses and prevents blood from draining out of the brain in a chain of events during a stroke. Cerebral thromboembolism is a known side effect of COVID mRNA shots. The study found 5,137 cases reported in the three years the COVID mRNA injections have been available while there have only been 52 reports of cerebral thromboembolism associated with influenza vaccines, which is a 112,000% increase. The CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) linked the COVID shots to 37,647 deaths, 216,757 hospitalizations, 21,741 heart attacks, and 28,445 myocarditis and pericarditis cases as of May 31.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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by Tyler Durden

Following the latest weather and choppy seas setback, the US-built aid pier off Gaza has resumed operations as of the end of this week (Thursday), the Pentagon said, after it broke apart last month. It's been an on-again off-again situation and the controversial and costly pier project has by and large proven ineffective.

But despite aid reportedly now rolling off the pier once again, Israeli media on Saturday has documented more embarrassing issues, including apparently broken off parts from the pier still washing up to shore far away from its location...

Claire's Observations:  Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!  That the architects of this piece of crud, didn't understand that the ocean currents around Gaza are singularly rough, and that the contractors who built it, seemingly went for "additions/substitutions" to make the build "cheaper" (at $350 million US) than the products specified by the architects and engineers, just boggles the mind.

Folks, this is a lousy advert for Americans being able to build ANYTHING that should be built to last.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed an attack on Aircraft carrier Eisenhower in the Red Sea with several ballistic and cruise missiles. The claim was made by Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree in a statement but U.S. Central Command rejected it as false, saying no such attack took place.

Tags: MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Now a few days later things have changed and the fencing is most definitely back up, no doubt to prepare for all of the big rulings being issued today that Liberals may not like!

Because it’s the liberals who riot and burn things down, not Conservatives.

All credit to Nancy Drew for posting these photos and videos:

 

Supreme Court fencing is BACK UP!

Yes, reports earlier this week were scams, but this is not.

Courtesy of Nancy Drew, Facebook Live:

“It is 6/19/24 at 11:25 am. I am currently sitting outside of the SC building and clearly there is fencing and it does surround the entire building. I will do a LIVE VIDEO around the entire building even though my hips are killin me. The TRUTH matters. At least to some of us.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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This is a call for help!

We need to get the word out about this because sunlight can often act as a wonderful disinfectant.

And nothing needs “disinfected” more than our Government, both at the Federal and State levels.

What’s happening is Idaho is horrific for many farmers who are now being told (ordered!) by their Government that they cannot water their farms.

My friend (more on that in a minute) Frank Vandersloot was on with Fox Business yesterday to explain the problem and put out an SOS to stop this madness and save these farmers….

Folks, if they take out the farmers, we all go with them.

Webmaster addition: We need farmers more than we need politicians!

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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From Mondoweiss, "Wounded Palestinian man strapped to front of Israeli army vehicle, used as human shield":
 

"When I saw the occupation soldiers shooting inside the room, I put my head under the blanket and hid," said Alaa Husseiniyya, 13, who witnessed an Israeli military operation carried out by special forces on Saturday in Jenin.

The operation took place in Jenin's Jabariyat neighborhood, targeting Palestinian resistance fighters who were in the vicinity of the house where Alaa was sleeping alongside his uncles.

Alaa told Mondoweiss that Israeli soldiers raided the room in which he and his uncles slept and started shooting at them randomly. Alaa recounted that when he lifted the blanket from his head, he saw his uncle, Majd Husseiniyya, wounded and lying on the ground. Beside him was another man, Mujahid Balas, injured in both legs and lying on the floor just outside the room.

The Israeli forces seized one of the injured men and strapped him to the front of a military vehicle, driving around while parading him as a human shield before eventually handing him over to Palestinian medical teams, who transported him to a hospital in Jenin.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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On Saturday, former Trump official Kash Patel joined Steve Bannon on The War Room to discuss his latest blockbuster report on Paul Ryan.

According to Kash Patel, Paul Ryan was the first to receive a copy of the bogus Steele Dossier back in 2016. And Paul Ryan hid this from investigators, his Republican colleagues, and Trump officials.

Kash Patel posted this on Truth Social on Thursday.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Schools in the progressive haven of San Francisco are facing a major budget crunch. Things are so dire that the district may have to actually close some schools.

It’s amazing that these schools are having cash flow problems when you consider the taxes people pay to live there.

Officials from the school district recently met with some financial experts who gave them some tough love.

Webmaster addition: Those LGBTQPYUGR+++ flags must cost a lot!

Tags: ECONOMY, EDUCATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Authored by Pepe Escobar,

The St. Petersburg forum offered a wealth of crucial sessions discussing connectivity corridors. One of the key ones was on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) – or, in Chinese terminology, the Arctic Silk Road: the number one future alternative to the Suez canal.

With an array of main corporate actors in the room – for instance, from Rosneft, Novatek, Norilsk Nickel – as well as governors and ministers, the stage was set for a comprehensive debate.

Top Putin adviser Igor Levitin set the tone: to facilitate seamless container transport, the federal government needs to invest in seaports and icebreakers; a comparison was made – in terms of technological challenge – to the building of the Trans-Siberian railway; and Levitin also stressed the endless expansion possibilities for city hubs such as Murmansk, Archangelsk and Vladivostok.

Add to it that the NSR will connect with another fast-growing trans-Eurasia connectivity corridor: the INSTC (International North South Transportation Corridor), whose main actors are BRICS members Russia, Iran and India

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed that Amazon complied with demands from the Biden Administration to censor various books they considered a threat to their political agenda.

In a lengthy thread on the X platform, Jordan explained how internal documents within Amazon confirmed that Biden officials had requested that Amazon add various titles to a “Do Not Promote” list.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Here we go again.

While flying from Heathrow to San Francisco, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing jet’s windshield cracked at 40,000 feet.

Photographs show that a central window pane is shattered with cracks in several areas, but investigators have been unable to determine what caused the damage.

Webmaster addition: And apparently Starliner is still stuck at the ISS!

 

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS
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There are countless numbers of individuals who merely entered the Capitol on January 6, 2021, who have had the book thrown at them simply out of symbolism and liberal spite.

“Meatball,” however, is now a free woman. Who is she, you ask? She’s the “influencer” and star of the reality TV show “Baddies Caribbean” who pleaded guilty to playing a role in a looting spree that went city-wide in Philadelphia back in September.

Her punishment? According to WTXF-TV, five years probation, along with 150 hours of community service and a fine. Actual slaps on the wrist have left more indelible marks.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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By Brian McGlinchey at Stark Realities

While many Americans know that an Electoral College tie sends presidential and vice presidential elections into the House of Representatives and Senate, few realize there’s a constitutional crisis lurking in the incomplete rules for resolving such draws.

In 2024, scrutiny of these hidden dangers is more than a mere academic exercise, as there are plausible scenarios by which Joe Biden and Donald Trump could end up with 269 electoral votes apiece. One, for example, centers on Trump winning Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, and Biden winning Georgia, North Carolina and Arizona.

One of the scenarios that could yield a 2024 Electoral College tie (via 270toWin)

In the event neither candidate reaches the requisite 270 electoral votes, Americans would witness the first “contingent election” in 100 years. In accordance with the 12th Amendment, the president would be chosen by the House of Representatives, and the vice-president by the Senate. In both chambers, votes would be cast by the newly-elected Congress that first convenes in January.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Authored by Doug “Uncola” Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com,

The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.

– Albert Camus

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

– C.S. Lewis

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

– Albert Einstein

If there is one thing that became perfectly clear during my time in the dump truck, it is this:  The world runs on diesel. So every time I see a semi hauling a wind turbine, the following considerations come to mind:  How many blades have been transported for how many windmills in how many areas?  How much petroleum, or coal, or nuclear power, was utilized in the construction of said blades?  How many gallons of diesel fuel were used to excavate the ground to run power lines from the rural areas where the wind turbines are located?

For what genuine purpose are wind turbines planted? Who benefits? And how much maintenance will the turbines, subjected to the elements, require over time? What is the net payoff?

Certainly, wind power, or solar, or electric vehicles, for that matter, are not currently self-sustaining. Instead, these are now subsidized by false narratives, and tax-payer funds, all in the service of Anthropological Climate Change®, which is an epic lie.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, ENERGY
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Authored by Andrew Korybvko via Substack,

President Putin shared his view during a press conference in Hanoi that the US will replace Zelensky during the first half of next year after they use him to make unpopular decisions such as further lowering the draft age.

His prediction coincided with Russia’s foreign intelligence service publishing its latest such report about this scenario, which claimed that Zaluzhny is being seriously considered by the US as his replacement and is also deemed to be more suitable for negotiating peace with Moscow than others.

It was explained last month how “Russia Hopes To Influence Ukraine’s Possibly Impending US-Backed Regime Change Process” after that same service released a related report about this at the time. This strategy continues unfolding as evidenced by President Putin declaring two weeks ago that the Rada Speaker is now the legitimate leader of Ukraine if the Constitution is still being followed. Accordingly, he said that Russia could negotiate with him or someone else if Kiev is interested in peace, but not Zelensky.

Claire's Observations:  The US and NATO won't replace Zelinsky before the end of this year, because it is an election year in the US (IF, in fact, these elections still happen, which is still an open question).  

Removing him in an election year, would telegraph to the citizens of the US and the world, that choosing the guy in the first place was a really idiotic move by the US and Western Europe. 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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by Tyler Durden

Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 - 12:25 PM

Former governor of New York from 2011 to 2021 Andrew Cuomo appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday where he discussed the implications of the New York City Trump trial with host Maher. 

Maher's mostly liberal audience is caught quiet when Maher and Cuomo start frankly discussing whether or not the trial was helpful for the Trump campaign. 

“The trial in New York, the one he [Trump] got convicted for, was the greatest fundraising bonanza ever. He was lagging behind Biden, and now he's pulled quite a bit ahead," Maher said to Cuomo during the show. 

"That trial was the greatest reason people had to send their checks for $5, $10, 2$5, whatever dollars to Donald Trump. So I was always with you [Andrew Cuomo] on the one in New York, the hush money trial. I don't think they should have brought that one," he continues.

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Japan’s Norinchukin Bank indeed plans to liquidate $63 billion in US and European treasuries to mitigate unrealized losses. Here are the key points: Liquidation Plan: Norinchukin Bank, a major Japanese bank with $681.6 billion in total assets, intends to sell approximately 10 trillion yen (equivalent to $63 billion) worth of US and European sovereign bonds. The bank aims to complete this sell-off by March of next year. Unrealized Losses: The bank faces significant unrealized losses on its bond holdings, which totaled around 2.2 trillion yen as of the end of March. To address this, Norinchukin Bank’s CEO, Kazuto Oku, emphasized the need for management changes. The bank plans to shift its investments away from sovereign interest rate risk and diversify into assets with corporate and individual credit risk.
Tags: ECONOMY
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Tech giants IBM and its spin-off Kyndryl are once again in the legal spotlight, facing allegations of age discrimination in a lawsuit filed by five veteran executives and employees with over 150 years of combined service.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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President Joe Biden’s high-migration economic policy will cut Americans’ wage gains to just one percent per year in the early 2030s, according to the number-crunchers at Congress’s non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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