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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 

"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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Think the U.S. Exit from Afghanistan Was Bad?
Look What's Brewing in the Pacific

Grant Newsham
U.S. defenses in the Asia-Pacific center on a defense line running from Japan to Philippines to Taiwan and on to Borneo. The so-called First Island Chain. American control of the Central Pacific depends on three treaties – known as Compacts of Free Association (COFA) – with three nations: Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Marshall Islands. These nations and their huge maritime territory comprise most of an "east-west corridor" from Hawaii to the western edge of the Pacific that is essential for U.S. control and military operations in the region. One issue is $2.3 billion in offsets. That means that to fund the COFAs, $2.3 billion has to come out of the federal budget elsewhere. The $2.3 billion is over 20 years so it averages out to about $40 million a year for each country. Yes, $40 million. A half-hour of Medicaid fraud.

Natl Security Experts on ‘dangerous’ Biden Memory Loss:
‘The embodiment of irreversible decline’

Melissa Fine
According to former Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland, who served during former President Donald Trump’s time in office, “Biden’s dementia is plain for all to see, but especially for foreign leaders.” “That’s dangerous for two reasons,” he told Fox News Digital. “First, it amplifies the claim that America is a spent power. Chinese leaders have been telling the world for years that America is in irreversible decline, that the future belongs to China. Biden is the embodiment of irreversible decline, giving credence to the idea that America’s supremacy on the world stage is over,” McFarland explained. “Second, because foreign leaders know now is the time to press the U.S., to take advantage of a leader who is not only weak but confused.”


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Week ending 18 February 2024

Biden Docs Confirm Hunter's Pay-To-Play Was a Family Affair
Margot Cleveland
The special counsel report on Joe Biden’s unauthorized removal and disclosure of classified documents exposed much more than our president’s mental deficits and the breadth of his irresponsible handling of top-secret and classified information. The report revealed a close nexus between Hunter Biden’s influence peddling and his father’s responsibilities and access to intel during the elder’s term as vice president.
Devastating: Key Excerpts from Tony Bobulinski’s Testimony
On Friday, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability released the full transcript of its interview with former Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobulinski as part of the impeachment inquiry and the ongoing investigations by the Oversight and Judiciary committees into the Biden family's influence peddling and other business activities. Bobulinski was under oath, and it was made clear that he would be subject to criminal prosecution if he made any false statements to the committees.
Hunter Biden Friend Tells Congress How First Family’s Name
Scored Chinese Deal Worth Millions

The Biden family name was so key to scoring a Chinese energy deal that partners drafted a letter in Hunter’s name to get things started and scored their first big multimillion dollar payment after Joe met with the principals, a former business partner told Congress in explosive new impeachment inquiry testimony. “He had an interesting last name that would probably get people in the door,” Robinson “Rob” Walker told House lawmakers when asked why Hunter Biden was at the table for the start of a deal with CEFC China Energy that began in late 2015 and carried through late 2017.
CBS Sparks Outrage Over Firing of Catherine Herridge,
'Lone Voice' at Network Probing Hunter Biden Laptop

Viewers and journalists alike slammed CBS News over this week’s firing of Catherine Herridge – an award-winning senior correspondent who sources said had run into “internal roadblocks” at the network as she covered the Hunter Biden laptop story. The veteran investigative reporter, who has a First Amendment case that’s being closely watched by journalists nationwide, was among 20 CBS News staffers who lost their jobs Tuesday as part of a broader purge of 800 employees across parent company Paramount Global, sources told The Post.
Illegal Immigration Could Have Major Impact
On House Seats, Electoral College

Immigration experts are raising the alarm about how the increasing flow of migrants illegally crossing into the U.S. may significantly impact states' representation in the House of Representatives and Electoral College. Shortly after taking office in January 2021, President Biden signed an executive order requiring that the U.S. Census Bureau factor in all residents, including noncitizens, as part of its decennial calculation of the U.S. population. As a result, the apportionment of House seats and, therefore, electoral votes for presidential elections, could be swayed as migrants continue to pour over the southern border.
New Border Wall Anti-Climb Spikes Installed in San Diego,
May Be Rolled Out Nationwide

Anti-climb wall 'spikes'
New metal anti-climb spikes have been added to the border wall in California in the latest bid to keep migrants from illegally entering the country. The new apostrophe-shaped deterrents have been placed on top of the 30-foot-high wall at Friendship Park on the border between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. The curved metal spikes face toward the Mexican side of the border, providing an additional obstacle for migrants trying to scale the wall and vault into the U.S.
Israel 'outright rejects' Foreign Efforts to Create
Palestinian State After Hamas War, Netanyahu Declares

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government unanimously approved a measure declaring that the country "outright rejects" any attempts by foreign powers to create a Palestinian state. "In light of the talk recently heard in the international community about an attempt to unilaterally impose a Palestinian state on Israel, I am bringing today a declarative decision on this issue for the approval of the government. I am sure it will be widely accepted," Netanyahu told the cabinet in Hebrew.
No one wants the Palestinians
Why Isn't There a Palestinian State?
David Brog
Why Isn't There a Palestinian State?
No one wants the Palestinians
The Palestinians:
A People About Whom Nobody Cares

Alan Joseph Bauer
The United States does everything possible to prevent peace in the Middle East by still pushing for a two-state solution. None of the countries in the Middle East cares about a Palestinian state. The U.S. would do well to learn from them. The fact of the matter is that throughout the decades, the Arab countries never cared about the Palestinians. We had a Palestinian carpenter from Hebron over for some work and he said that during his stay in Saudi Arabia, the locals treated their sheep better than they treated him and his fellow Palestinians. Lebanon remembers that Arafat and his fighters destabilized the beautiful country and helped to plunge it into fifteen years of civil war.
No one wants the Palestinians
Why the Middle East Won’t Accept Palestinian Refugees
Why Middle East Won’t Accept Palestinian Refugees
Now That's a Wall:
Egypt Shows Biden How to Secure a Border

Stephen Green
What is the Israeli Defense Force supposed to do with a million or so Palestinian refugees as their operations to kill every last Hamas wipes the Gaza Strip from north to south like a giant, well-armed squeegee? The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who is sometimes mistaken for the President of Mexico, has an answer to that vexing question – and it's something of a completely routine miracle how the mainstream media and the Global Professional Outrage Machine have both ignored it.
The Strange Disconnect Between Israel and Ukraine
Victor Davis Hanson
The Ukrainian and Israeli wars are similar and yet also different conflicts – but in more ways than we can imagine. Ukraine was invaded by a huge Russian state, with a population three-and-a-half times greater, a gross national product 10 times larger, and an area 30 times its size. Hamas, by contrast, is a terrorist clique of about 50,000-70,000 gunmen and terrorist kingpins who run Gaza. It is dwarfed by the Israeli population (20 times larger), economy (27 times greater), and area (60 times larger).
Putin: Of Course We Prefer Biden
Jazz Shaw
If Vladimir Putin says he wants you to vote for Joe Biden, that probably tells you all you need to know. And that's what happened during an interview that Mad Vlad gave to Russian state television yesterday. When asked who he would prefer to see win the American election this year, Putin was careful to say that Russia would work with "any U.S. leader who the American people trust." But he first said that he would prefer Biden because he's "more experienced, more predictable." That shouldn't be too difficult for the public to translate.
Did George Soros’s Recent Purchase
Just Doom Republican Radio Media?

Is George Soros trying to buy his way into silencing Republican talk show media? It’s a political nightmare that could be a future reality, as the left-wing billionaire reportedly purchased $400 million worth of debt in Audacy, the second-largest radio broadcast network in the country. Audacy broadcasts numerous political talk shows of popular Republicans nationwide, including Dana Loesch, Mark Levin, Guy Benson, Sean Hannity, and Rich Zeoli. Given Soros’s radical left-wing political ideology, one could only imagine how it will affect the landscape of political talk radio. There has not been any confirmation either way. However, it would be a logical assumption that Soros could implement programming changes on channels that feature popular Republican talk show hosts.
The De-industrialization of Europe
Europe Drove Itself Into the Ditch

Robert Bryce
The headline on a February 9 Bloomberg article concisely sums up Europe’s unfolding disaster: “Germany’s days as an industrial superpower are coming to an end.” The article says, “Manufacturing output in Europe’s biggest economy has been trending downward since 2017, and the decline is accelerating as competitiveness erodes.” Germany is once again, the “sick man of Europe.” But it’s not just Germany. All across Europe, industrial capacity is shrinking. Last month, Tata Steel announced it would close its last two blast furnaces in Britain by the end of this year, a move that will result “in the loss of up to 2,800 jobs at its Port Talbot steelworks in Wales.”
Even The Washington Post Concedes the
Biden Administration’s Favorite Gun Control Lie Is, in Fact, a Lie

Larry Keane
It was a “The Pigs are Flying” moment after The Washington Post, the newspaper that has never found a gun control policy it did not fawn over, took up a gun control claim the Biden administration loves to repeat and determined it to be false. To be clear, Glenn Kessler’s The Fact Checker couldn’t bring itself to award any Pinocchios – not one – to the false claim, but its thorough breakdown and analysis of the claim left nothing misunderstood. Saying that “Gun violence is the leading cause of death for children” is patently “Not True.”
GOP Opposition to Biden’s LNG Export ‘ban’
Continues with the First of Two Congressional Hearings

Biden announced the pause on Jan. 25. Six days later, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced legislation to overturn the permitting pause. This week, over 150 Republicans signed a letter to Biden denouncing the decision as “economically and strategically dangerous,” and two congressional hearings are putting the reasoning for the pause under a microscope... “In addition to undercutting our domestic energy industry, President Biden's decision is a gift for Vladimir Putin,” said Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., chair of the Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security.
John Podesta was Behind Biden’s Decision to Pause LNG Exports.
His Lobbyist Brother Stands to Benefit Among Others

Alana Goodman
Biden administration climate envoy John Podesta was behind the administration’s decision to pause U.S. liquefied natural gas exports. His brother Tony Podesta could reap the benefits as a longtime lobbyist for foreign Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) companies – including one founded by a Russian energy oligarch. John Podesta played a major role in ushering in the new LNG policy, sources told the Washington Free Beacon, a move that is seen as a political giveaway to green energy activists in the Democratic Party base.
As always, Follow the Money
State Energy Policies Exacerbating Reliability, Blackout Concerns
“We’re tinkering with the environment without considering what’s going on with the economy,” Pennsylvania Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Williamsport, said during a joint Ohio-Pennsylvania committee hearing on February 1. “My bottom line is if you want to have the best environment, you need the most robust economy that you could ever come up with because then people can start thinking about the environment.” Policy analysts warned that, without continuous energy sources like natural gas and nuclear, a buildout of wind and solar will leave the public suffering. “Our current energy policy is undermining the reliability of the grid,” said Isaac Orr, a policy fellow at the Minnesota-based Center of the American Experiment. “Costs will rise while reliability falters. It’s the worst of both worlds.”
New Mexico EV Dead Zone Making Tow Companies Richer
The eco-left is trying to force electric vehicles (EVs) onto every household across the United States. But as many find out the hard way, if the government endorses it and gives out substantial tax rebates for a product, it is probably not the most reliable. But one line of business in a New Mexico town is profiting off the unreliability and lack of infrastructure to support EVs: tow truck companies.
95% of EVs are still on the road, 5% made it home
Hardly Any Plastics Can Be Truly Recycled, and
Producers Have Known for Decades

Plastics producers have promoted recycling their products as an environmental solution for decades despite firsthand knowledge that it was not feasible, according to a report published Thursday. More than 99 percent of plastics are produced using fossil fuels, and of these, the vast majority cannot be “recycled” in the sense of being processed and turned into entirely new products, according to the report from the Center for Climate Integrity. Environmental Protection Agency materials have documented this for at least 30 years.
A 3-decades long scam
Hawaii Bids ‘Aloha’ to the Second Amendment
Douglas Andrews
“The spirit of Aloha clashes with a federally mandated lifestyle that lets citizens walk around with deadly weapons during day-to-day activities.” So wrote a rogue Hawaii Supreme Court last Wednesday in a decision that could have profound implications for the citizens of our 50th state. By rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent Second Amendment rulings in Heller and especially Bruen, and by upholding a conviction for island resident Christopher Wilson…
Amid $14 Million in Budget Cuts, Univ New Hampshire
Closes Art Museum, Keeps DEI Administrators

As it grapples with slashing $14 million from its annual budget, the University of New Hampshire recently shuttered its Museum of Art and announced it’s laying off 75 faculty and staff members to balance the books. However the university has yet to publicly identify cuts into personnel dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, which reportedly costs an estimated $1 million-plus in annual salaries. Similarly, its Museum of Art operates at an estimated cost of around $1 million annually. It was shuttered in January due to budget cuts.
Why Is Noting Married People Are Happier and Kids Do Better
With Married Parents So Controversial?

Karol Markowicz
Getting married is better than not getting married. Your health is better. You’re richer. You’re happier. More important, children who are raised by two married parents have an advantage over those who are not. Nothing about these factual statements should be controversial.
Secret Service Agent Now Tasked with
Stopping Biden from Faceplanting on Air Force One Stairs

The Secret Service has a sacred duty to protect the president and now in Joe Biden’s case, that apparently extends to keeping him safe from a public tumble that could sink his reelection hopes. Now it’s being reported that even after special accommodations were made to prevent Biden from face-planting while getting off of Air Force One with the use of a short set of stairs, a Secret Service agent is being tasked with keeping close tabs on the clumsy leader as an added precaution.

Week ending 11 February 2024

Is Biden Malicious, Incompetent, or Conniving?
Victor Davis Hanson
Things are becoming so strange, so surreal, so nihilistic in contemporary America that the chaos can only be deliberate. Chance, incompetence, and accident could not alone explain the series of disasters we now daily witness that are nearly destroying the country. When the ailing and non-compos-mentis president now speaks, he rarely becomes excited about Iranian or terrorist provocations. Biden seems restrained even at Russia’s outlawry in Ukraine. The atrocities of Hamas now earn only measured objections from Biden. He does not seem too angered by the collapse of the border. Nor do the deaths of 100,000 Americans to imported fentanyl earn a loud trademark Biden scream.
Why the Western Liberal Elites Hate Benjamin Netanyahu
Neil Turner – The Conservative Woman
If you've been watching the situation in Israel, you’ll have noticed a contradiction. On the one hand, the Americans, the British, Australian and EU politicians and officials have been queuing up for photo opportunities on the Gaza border to express their solidarity against the horrific Hamas attack of October 7. On the other hand, in almost every case and the passage of a few days – even minutes – the same people effectively blamed Israel in general and PM Benjamin Netanyahu in particular for causing the problem by oppressing the ‘poor Palestinians’ and failing to provide Statehood. Confused? Let me explain.
Special Prosecutor Gives Scathing Assessment of
Biden's Mental Acuity

Though the special counsel investigating Joe Biden’s possession of classified documents ultimately did not recommend charges after finding he “willfully” kept and shared some of the memos, the prosecutor gave a scathing assessment of the President’s mental acuity months before the presidential election. Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report cited several factors contributing to his decision to decline filing any charges against Biden. One reason Hur provided: Biden’s poor memory.
WSJ: Iran Not Impressed with Biden's Airstrikes
Ed Morrissey
Is anyone impressed with Joe Biden's attempts to set a deterrent against attacks on American positions in the Middle East? Despite a string of attacks on military installations and Western shipping, the Biden administration acted as though the attack on our base in Jordan that killed three soldiers came as a surprise. It then took several days for Biden to select and order a response, by which time he'd signaled it so clearly that Iran and its proxies had plenty of time to clear out.
Yellen Dodges on Whether Treasury Department
Moved to Surveil Americans' Legal Purchases

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sidestepped questions about whether her department ordered surveillance of consumer purchases and transactions. "Has Treasury – including FinCEN or federal banking agencies like the Fed, FDIC, OCC – instructed financial institutions to search Americans' legal transactions in attempts to surveil their purchases?" Republican Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner asked Yellen.
1 Out of 5 'New Jobs' in Biden’s
Booming Economy are Government Jobs

The Biden economy is booming. And if you don’t believe that, just ask the media which responded to the latest job reports with headlines worthy of a North Korean newspaper editor being asked to describe Kim Jong-Un’s birthday party while a gun is pointed at his head. “Another shockingly good jobs report shows America’s economy is booming,” CNN cheered. “New report points to blockbuster U.S. job growth as 2024 begins,” MSNBC claimed. And Politico found faith in a semi-senile president with its headline, “Biden’s ‘holy grail’ economy.”
U.S. Med Board Discloses Cheating Among Foreign Doc Test Takers;
Grads Say Problem Is Rampant

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) program is invalidating scores attained by some examinees after an investigation revealed a pattern of anomalous exam performance associated with test-takers from Nepal. In a January 31 announcement, the USMLE program said that officials are in the process of notifying examinees with results in question and that the examinees will be required to take validation exams. The program did not offer further details about its investigation or how the questionable performance was identified. Some medical graduates say the action against students cheating on the USMLE is long overdue.
I’ve Obtained Internal Footage Revealing the
FAA’s Plans to Reduce the Number of White Males in Aviation

Matt Walsh
The frequency of near-disasters in the sky has increased dramatically in recent years, and as I’ve noted, the increase began around the time that the Obama administration began a concerted effort to “diversify” the FAA, including air traffic control. According to a NASA database, which tracks self-reported data from pilots, we now average roughly five near-misses per week -- more than double the number from a decade ago. And that’s not even getting into the obvious maintenance issues that have been popping up -- including doors and wheels that have been flying off planes lately.
Boeing Flags Potential Delays After Supplier Finds
Another Problem with Some 737 Max Fuselages

Boeing discovered another problem in some of its 737 Max fuselages that may delay deliveries of about 50 planes in the latest quality gaffe to plague the giant aircraft manufacturer. Boeing said late Sunday that an employee of a supplier alerted managers about improperly drilled holes. The head of Boeing’s commercial airplanes division said some planes that have not yet been delivered to airlines will need to be reworked, but he said the issue did not affect the safety of Max jetliners that are already flying.
Duke Energy Removes CCP-Tied Batteries from
Green Energy Project at Marine Corps Base

U.S. utility company Duke Energy will reportedly decommission industrial batteries manufactured by Chinese company CATL connected to a green energy project at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The company also plans to phase out CATL products at its civilian projects after U.S. lawmakers raised national security concerns about CATL's ties to the Chinese government and hackers targeting critical U.S. infrastructure, including the power grid, Reuters reported. "By 2027, we are voluntarily moving away from specifying CATL battery energy storage technologies," the statement said, adding that the company supports a "robust American supply chain."
There's that Chinese connection again
Republicans Probe CCP-Tied Nonprofit
Funneling Money to U.S. Eco Groups

Republican leaders on three top House committees are probing an environmental group with ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over its funding for U.S. climate initiatives. House Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.; Science, Space, and Technology Chair Frank Lucas, R-Okla.; and Natural Resources Chair Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., penned a letter to Energy Foundation CEO and President Ji Chou, informing him of their investigation into his organization. The letter comes following a Fox News Digital report that uncovered $3.8 million in donations the Energy Foundation sent to American climate groups.
There's that Chinese connection again
Congress and Courts Enable Energy and Climate Fantasy and Tyranny
Paul Driessen
The left end of the political spectrum is relentlessly pursuing the transformation of America’s society, history, economy, speech, borders, governing systems, healthcare, energy and living standards. What it cannot secure via the ballot box and alliances with the legacy media and academic institutions, it works to impose through rule by unelected, unaccountable Executive Branch bureaucrats, collusive sue-and-settle legal actions, and court decisions that too often rubberstamp agency rules.
Rental Giant Hertz Halts Plans to Buy 65,000 Polestar EVs
Hertz is scaling back its EV ambitions. The rental car giant is pausing plans to buy 65,000 electric cars from EV pioneer Polestar, according to comments made by Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath in an interview with The Financial Times.  This comes just weeks after Hertz said it would sell off 20,000 EVs – one-third of its electric vehicle fleet – citing high repair costs as a key reason for this.
Ford Lost $4.7B on EVs Last Year, or
About $64,731 for Every EV It Sold

Robert Bryce
How bad is the EV business? Yesterday afternoon, Ford Motor Company reported that the operating loss it incurred on its EV business in 2023 exceeded its total profit for the year... The $4.7 billion loss is far higher than the $3 billion loss Ford projected back in March. Further, it’s more than double the $2.2 billion loss it recorded in the EV segment in 2022. Thus, in the last two years alone, the company has lost nearly $7 billion on its foray into fully electric automobiles... As I explained in the written testimony I submitted to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last month, EVs have always been a niche-market product, not a mass-market one. And that niche market is dominated by wealthy, white, male, liberal voters who live in a handful of heavily Democratic cities and counties.
General Motors reports similar woes
Here's What the White House Isn't Saying About Its
Moratorium on Approving Natural Gas Export Hubs

Nick Pope
President Joe Biden has touted the move as a decisive step on climate, and White House National Climate Adviser Ali Zaidi suggested that fears of negative geopolitical interests for the U.S. are overblown since many key allies are transitioning away from fossil fuels in the long-term anyways. However, there is strong potential that global emissions could increase as a result of the ban, or that America’s reputation with key allies could suffer because of the administration’s decision to throw a wrench into major LNG export projects.

Biden Team Reportedly Took Step Toward Killing Natural Gas Project After Meeting with 25-Year-Old TikTok Influencer
Nick Pope
The White House’s climate team reportedly made a crucial decision regarding a major natural gas project after meeting with a 25-year-old social media influencer, according to the New York Times. Before deciding to delay approval of the Calcasieu Pass 2 (CP2), key climate advisers and decision-makers in the White House reportedly met with Alex Haraus, a 25-year-old TikTok influencer from Colorado who has organized an online campaign demanding that the administration kill the project, according to the NYT. The White House is expected to formally announce on Friday that it is delaying its review of CP2, a development which could be the administration’s first step toward killing the project and putting numerous other LNG terminal proposals in jeopardy as well.
Puts Russia and Qatar in the driver’s seat
Federal Whale Protection Strategy ‘Partners’ with
Offshore Wind and Has No New Mitigation Rules

The agency’s strategy is to monitor and assess the impacts of offshore wind on whales, but pending further study, it does not establish policy or regulatory actions. It also contains no new mitigation rules. Instead, “BOEM and NOAA Fisheries will work together alongside our partners (including the [offshore wind] OSW industry) to further develop the information and science the agencies will use to inform their decisions to responsibly develop OSW while protecting and recovering [North Atlantic right whales] NARWs,” the document states.
No adult whale has died of natural causes for decades
Californians Shocked By Electric Bills After Rate Hike:
'Like You're Getting Punished'

Some California residents are "stunned" by the high cost of their latest electric and gas bill, after a major utility company raised prices for millions of customers last month. "It’s almost like you’re getting punished," 90-year-old Dorothy Lovell told The San Francisco Chronicle. The Santa Rosa resident's utility bill was $696.64 in January. "I really was not prepared," longtime San Francisco resident Rebecca Gallegos told the paper after her bill increased by $162 from the month prior. "I’m blown away."
The Futility of UK100’s Net Zero Ambitions
An Open Letter by Gillian Dymond

Dear Dame Norma Redfearn, Mayor of North Tyneside: A copy of UK100’s Membership Pledge does not address my concerns. I am well aware of UK100’s ‘net-zero ambitions’: it is precisely because I take issue with those ambitions that I contacted you. You will not dispel my lack of faith in either the need for, or the efficacy of, the measures which you are imposing on us by simply declaring your own pride in them, even if you do so ad nauseam. Let us get down to brass tacks.
This is a great read!
Netanyahu: Half of Hamas Killed or Wounded;
18 of 24 Battalions Destroyed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday during a visit to Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops that half of Hamas’s terrorists had been killed or wounded, and that 18 of its 24 battalions had been destroyed thus far. Netanyahu spoke at Latrun, a military site overlooking the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem road where British-trained Jordanian troops had held out against Israel in the 1948 war. Israel captured it in 1967 after Jordan joined in that war by shelling western Jerusalem.
Biden Calls Netanyahu a ‘Bad F'ing Guy’
Robert Spencer
Call him President LOLDecency... In Sept. 2022, he said: “When I ran, I said one of the reasons I was running was to restore the soul of America. Bring back some decency and honor in the way we talk about one another, the way we deal with one another.” Even last Tuesday, at a campaign stop in Florida, Old Joe said piously: “We have to make clear that, in America, we still believe in honesty, decency, treating people with some dignity and respect.” On Sunday, we saw that the our nation’s Chief Corruptocrat practices what he preaches: Politico revealed that he has referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a ““bad f'ing guy.” Decency is back!
Israeli Military Kills Hamas Terrorists, Finds 'significant'
Weapons and Assets Inside UNRWA Headquarters

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says that it recently launched raids on Hamas facilities in Gaza, killing 120 terrorists, while discovering a "significant" amount of assets and weapons, including inside a United Nations-affiliated building. "Approximately 120 Hamas terrorists were killed, and 20 terrorist infrastructure sites were destroyed as part of the operation." The IDF explained that the ISA (Israel Security Agency) initially led them to a tunnel shaft near a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Double Exposure
Clarice Feldman
Every day the Israeli Defense Forces find more proof of the perfidy of the UN and UNRWA. Did you guess that the UN’s demand for a quick ceasefire was intended to conceal this? If so, you guessed right. This week, among other things, the IDF discovered Hamas's Intelligence Headquarters and an enormous tunnel beneath UNRWA HQ in Gaza, equipped with a huge server and data farm which was receiving its electricity from UNRWA sources. I’d hate to prejudge the honesty of the UNRWA officials who claim they’d no idea what was going on under their feet – I mean, they might have thought there were giant hordes of very big moles under their HQ. Still, their denials strain credulity.
We need to get out of the UN now!
‘Every deportation is a lost vote’:
Elon Musk Goes on a Tear, Exposes Dems’ Strategy with Illegals

Billionaire Elon Musk argued in a stunning set of tweets this weekend that President Joe Biden is purposefully incentivizing illegal migration to create more Democrat voters. The tweets began late Friday when Musk responded to a 2021 story from the Associated Press about the president’s desire “to prioritize legal status for millions of [criminal illegal aliens].” “Biden’s strategy is very simple: 1. Get as many illegals in the country as possible. 2. Legalize them to create a permanent majority – a one-party state. That is why they are encouraging so much illegal immigration. Simple, yet effective,” he wrote in response to the story.
Chinese Migrants Are the Fastest Growing Group
Crossing from Mexico Into U.S. at Southern Border

The number of migrants arriving at the southern border is unprecedented. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection recorded two-and-a-half million instances of detaining or turning away people attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico. So what's the fastest growing group among them? Chinese migrants. Yes, you heard that right…Chinese. We saw large groups, including many from the middle class, come through a 4-foot gap at the end of a border fence 60 miles east of San Diego.
What the Hell Is Going on in Maui After That Devastating Wildfire?
Stephen Green
It was quite the photo-op last August for Presidentish Joe Biden when he got lei'd in Maui for all the cameras in the wake of one of America's deadliest wildfires. But six months later, Biden is accused of neglecting its victims, somebody seems to be slow-walking the recovery process, and conspiracy theories are everywhere. The worst hit was the town of Lahaina, where more than 100 people were killed, around 70 others injured, three remain missing, and countless buildings and homes were destroyed – more than 2,000. The fires spread quickly due to high winds and – this is where things got weird – civil defense sirens were never activated…
Not Every American High-School Student Needs to Go to College.
Here’s What They Should Do Instead.

Peter Morici
“High-school diplomas have become participation trophies.” U.S. schools are in crisis – too many high-school and college graduates can’t think or do for themselves. A competitive economy requires that employers have capable workers and for schools to perform better. Just as with many businesses, the Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns disrupted schools. But student performance already was declining. According to the ACT exams, 43% of 2023 high school graduates lack competency for college work in reading, English, mathematics and science, and just 21% satisfy that benchmark in all four of these areas.
Remember Those Corny Anti-Communist Movies from the 1950s?
They Were Right

Mark Judge
Seeing the 1950s anti-communist movies in 2024, it’s astonishing how well they have held up. Starting in the 1960s with the rise of the New Left, it became sport for cool people and liberals to mock movies such as I Was a Communist for the FBI or My Son John. The excesses of Sen. Joe McCarthy had made red hunting suspect, even shameful. Yet McCarthy was more often right than wrong. There were communists in the government, and in Hollywood, who wanted to destroy America.
Biden Blasted for Claiming Abortion for '3 Trimesters' Is Not
'On Demand': Does Biden Think There’s a 4th?'

Social media users were confused and outraged when Biden appeared to argue that legal abortion for all three trimesters was not "abortion on demand." During a Las Vegas campaign stop on Sunday, Biden contrasted his record on abortion with former President Trump. While insisting that he would "bring back Roe v. Wade," he attacked Trump for arguing that he wants no limits on abortion.
Oklahoma Principal Who Moonlights As Drag Queen Has Resigned
A few months ago we told you about an Oklahoma elementary school principal who was once arrested for kiddie porn and moonlights as a drag queen. He was defended by the school board, no serious action was taken to fire him, but eventually, he just decided to resign because a few good people kept the pressure on him.
Jennifer Crumbley Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in
Oxford High School Shooting

After 11 hours of deliberations in a landmark school shooting case, an Oakland County jury found Jennifer Crumbley guilty on four counts of involuntary manslaughter, concluding she is responsible for the deaths of four students murdered by her son in the 2021 massacre at Oxford High School. The case is the first time in America that prosecutors have sought to hold a parent criminally responsible for a school shooting carried out by their child.
A Disgrace to Christianity –
The Church of England and Its Asylum ‘Converts’

Julian Mann
With the Church of England mired in a public scandal over its guidance for clergy in supporting asylum claims, it has now very arguably become a disgrace to  Christianity. The guidance, which the C of E published in 2017, has come under media scrutiny after it emerged that Abdul Ezedi, the suspect in the horrific Clapham attack on a mother and her two daughters, had ‘converted’ to Christianity to boost his asylum claim.
Coming across the pond soon?

Week ending 4 February 2024

Climate and Energy Fantasy and Tyranny
Paul Driessen
It’s mystifying and terrifying that our lives, livelihoods, and living standards are increasingly dictated by activist, political, bureaucratic, academic, and media ruling elites, who disseminate theoretical nonsense, calculated myths, and outright disinformation. Not only on pronouns, gender and immigration – but on climate change … and energy, the foundation of modern civilization and life spans. We’re constantly told the world will plunge into an existential climate cataclysm if average planetary temperatures rise another few tenths of a degree due to using fossil fuels for reliable, affordable energy, raw materials for over 6,000 vital products, and lifting billions out of poverty, disease and early death.
Not Just Claudine Gay. Harvard's Chief Diversity Officer
Plagiarized and Claimed Credit for Husband's Work, Complaint Alleges

Aaron Sibarium
It's not just Claudine Gay. Harvard University's chief diversity and inclusion officer, Sherri Ann Charleston, appears to have plagiarized extensively in her academic work, lifting large portions of text without quotation marks and even taking credit for a study done by another scholar – her own husband – according to a complaint filed with the university on Monday and a Washington Free Beacon analysis. The complaint makes 40 allegations of plagiarism that span the entirety of Charleston's thin publication record. In her 2009 dissertation, submitted to the University of Michigan, Charleston quotes or paraphrases nearly a dozen scholars without proper attribution, the complaint alleges. And in her sole peer-reviewed journal article – coauthored with her husband, LaVar Charleston, in 2014 – the couple recycle much of a 2012 study published by LaVar Charleston, the deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, framing the old material as new research.
Senate Releases Long-Awaited Border Legislation, Major Asylum Changes; House Not Included in Negotiations
Senate negotiators on Sunday released the text of the much-anticipated border deal that lawmakers have been hashing out with White House officials since December, incorporating significant reforms, including a crackdown on asylum and parole. Talks have been ongoing for months as a bipartisan group of lawmakers – Sens. James Lankford, Krysten Sinema, and Chris Murphy – have tried to strike a deal with White House officials to fix the crisis at the southern border. The deal would be included in supplemental spending that includes billions in foreign assistance to Ukraine and Israel.
'Obviously Political': WaPo Editorial Board Slams
Biden's Move to Halt Natural Gas Terminals

The Washington Post editorial board on Monday slammed President Joe Biden's move to put a hold on new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals as an "obviously political decision." "The main short-run damage the administration’s obviously political decision does is to the United States’s reputation for rational, fact-based policymaking, and for wise consideration of climate control in the context of geopolitics," the board wrote. "You cannot change demand for energy by destroying supply," it wrote.
Biden Camp Reportedly Fears Photos from Special Counsel
Classified Docs Probe Could Devastate Reelection Bid

President Biden's team reportedly is fearing that photos included in Special Counsel Robert Hur's imminent report on the handling of classified documents could impact his 2024 reelection bid. Axios reported that Biden's aides do not expect criminal charges as a result of the investigation, but they are concerned about potentially embarrassing photos included in Hur's expected report that could be released as soon as this week. The images could show how Biden stored classified materials, which were discovered in late 2022 in the garage of Biden's Delaware home as well as in a private office.
First Roe, Then Affirmative Action,
Will the NLRB Be the Supreme Court's Next Target?

John Sexton
Earlier this month, Space X filed a lawsuit claiming the structure of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is unconstitutional. The company has been embroiled in employment-related complaints with the NLRB and other federal agencies. If successful, the suit would immediately throw the NLRB’s authority to police the workplace into chaos and create a thorny political issue in an area that for decades has divided Congress... Citing a Federalist Paper written by James Madison, it compares the NLRB’s structure to “the very definition of tyranny.”
SCOTUS Poised to End ‘Constitutional Revolution’
That’s Marred U.S. Gov't for 40 Years

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a couple of cases in its current term, which could have a significant impact on the power and authority of the Executive Branch. A constitutional expert believes that this could bring about a change in how administrations govern. The decisions made in these cases could considerably alter the way federal agencies interpret the laws passed by Congress. This could lead to a significant reduction in their ability to issue rules with the binding effect of legislation. Thomas M. Boyd, a former U.S. assistant attorney general who served under President Ronald Reagan, has highlighted the potential impact of these cases.
EU, Industry at Odds Over Energy Security Impact of
Biden Administration's LNG Pause: 'worrying'

European Union (EU) energy officials are at odds with industry over the long-term impact of the Biden administration’s pause on liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and the impact on Europe’s energy security. The U.S. has become the largest exporter of LNG to Europe as EU countries rushed to replace gas imported from Russia that was cut off in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Over 60% of U.S. LNG exports went to Europe in the last two years.
Is Biden's Brain Disease Contagious?
Most Americans understand by now that President Joe Biden is not well in the brain. Just 28 percent of respondents in a recent ABC News poll said the 81-year-old Biden had "the mental sharpness it takes to effectively serve as president." What most Americans might not realize is that Biden's cognitive decline appears to have spread to members of the White House staff. The president's top press officials, Karine Jean-Pierre and John Kirby, have exhibited symptoms that are alarmingly similar to Biden's. The same is true of Vice President Kamala Harris and national security adviser Jake Sullivan.
Highway Guard Rails Can't Handle EVs and
What About Multi-Level Parking Decks?

David Blackmon | Univ. Nebraska | AP
U. Nebraska EV guard rail crash test
Electric vehicles that typically weigh more than gasoline-powered cars can easily crash through steel highway guardrails that are not designed to withstand the extra force, raising concerns about the nation’s roadside safety system, according to crash test data released Wednesday by the University of Nebraska. Last fall, engineers at Nebraska’s Midwest Roadside Safety Facility watched as an electric-powered pickup truck hurtled toward a guardrail installed on the facility’s testing ground on the edge of the local municipal airport. The nearly 4-ton (3.6 metric ton) 2022 Rivian R1T tore through the metal guardrail and hardly slowed until hitting a concrete barrier yards away on the other side.
EV 'thrill' fades once billions in costs associated with repairing the too weak infrastructure are added up.
Survey Shows Auto Dealers Still Annoyed with Biden EV Strategy
A recent survey, conducted by Automotive News, has indicated that automotive dealerships are still broadly dissatisfied with the Biden administration’s strategy to force the United States to pivot toward all-electric vehicles. According to the 2024 Dealer Outlook Survey, 83 percent of respondents said the government was pushing the transition toward EVs too quickly and mucking up the auto market. "Our roads and electric grid, let alone consumers, just aren't ready as fast as the current administration wants," explained one respondent.
Only 7,000 Miles? EV Owners Not Happy
About Tires Not Lasting Very Long

Electric vehicles have had a tough stretch of late. It’s been one worry after the other. Range of driving tapers off in cold weather, and batteries take longer to juice up when it’s cold. Now reports are surfacing that tires on EVs wear out at a superfast clip. Some tire dealers across the country are reporting 7,000 to 10,000 miles is all they get. This isn’t a good track record given that most tires on gas-powered vehicles last 50,000 to 75,000 or more.
Biden Administration Plows Forward with Electric Buses
Even As Cities Stuck with Inoperable Vehicles

Cities across the U.S. have purchased electric buses that are inoperable and cannot be repaired. Despite such problems, the Biden administration is providing school districts with $1 billion in taxpayer money to help them transition many of their buses over to electric. Many of the buses used by transit departments were manufactured by Proterra, which President Joe Biden heavily promoted. The company went bankrupt in August, which has made it hard to get parts and services for the buses, which transit departments are reporting have a number of problems.

Colorado: After Destroying Diesel Buses to Access Grant Money, MMT's Switch to Electric Lacks Power As Half Are Inoperable
MMt EV bus
A year and a half after Mountain Metropolitan Transit put four new electric buses into service in Colorado Springs, only two of them are running. Proterra, the company that made the buses, is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is now being sold. Though the electric buses were mostly funded through grant money, News 5 Investigates has learned part of getting one grant meant destroying diesel buses in the fleet. After all that effort, the transit agency can't rely on the e-buses that have a host of maintenance issues and parts delays due in part to the manufacturer's financial woes.

California Magical Thinking Will Derail America
Capital Press Editorial
The unelected California Air Resources Board, which has been working for years to force the rest of the country to ban internal combustion engines in cars and trucks, now wants to control the nation’s railroads. If approved by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, a board proposal to phase-out diesel locomotives will affect rail service throughout the U.S. as interstate railroads divert billions of dollars from safety, maintenance and congestion projects. It could also put some California shortline railroads that carry farm commodities and supplies out of business. Under the proposed rule, beginning in 2030 diesel locomotives operating in California can’t be older than 23 years. New engines on freight trains must be zero emission by 2035.
Energy Bills Must Rise to Pay for Net Zero,
Says Siemens Energy Boss

The German boss of Britain’s biggest wind turbine maker has warned energy bills will have to keep rising to pay for the green transition as he attacked “fairytale” thinking about net zero. Joe Kaeser, chairman of Siemens Energy, suggested higher energy bills were inevitable as turbine makers grapple with huge losses, forcing them to pass on costs to their customers. Mr Kaeser told The Telegraph: “Every transformation comes at a cost and every transformation is painful. And that’s something which the energy industry and the public sector – governments – don’t really want to hear.
Major Wind Project Was Dependent on Biden Admin
Waiving Taxpayer Safeguard: Internal Docs Reveal

A Massachusetts wind project, which recently became the first utility-scale offshore wind project to deliver electricity to the grid, wouldn't have been financially viable if the Biden administration hadn't intervened, according to internal documents reviewed by Fox News Digital. Federal officials with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) acknowledged in the unearthed communications shared with Fox News Digital that granting a waiver on development fees designed to safeguard taxpayers was "critical" for the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind project. BOEM ultimately waived the financial assurance for decommissioning costs fee for the project in June 2021.
FBI Charged with Jan. 6 ‘cover-up’ in Ashli Babbitt Shooting Case
A watchdog group is escalating its battle with the Justice Department over the FBI’s refusal to turn over files on Ashli Babbitt, the United States Air Force veteran shot and killed during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot over the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory over former President Donald Trump. Judicial Watch, claiming a “cover-up,” on Friday filed a suit in federal court claiming that the FBI has twice refused to comply with Freedom of Information Act demands for any files it has on Babbitt and her husband Aaron.
What is the FBI hiding?
Gov. DeSantis Wants to Invest $80M to
Expand U. Florida Semiconductor Institute

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday announced plans for the state to invest $80 million to expand the University of Florida Semiconductor Institute. The money for the plan would come from the state budget and first have to be approved the the Florida Legislature. DeSantis said the institute expansion may not be located in Gainesville. The university may choose to locate it somewhere else in the state under the UF banner, possibly someplace where there would be more businesses more likely to start and expand, he said.
Red Sea Shipping Has Sunk Amid Missile Attacks.
Here’s What That Means for Americans’ Wallets

Global shipping has been thrown into disarray by attacks from Iran-backed Houthi militants in the Red Sea, adding expenses and travel time to freight companies which will eventually be passed down to American consumers, according to experts who spoke to the Daily Caller News Foundation. The number of weekly transits traveling through the Suez Canal and Red Sea has dropped 42% over the last two months, with the route typically being responsible for around 12% of global trade, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Rep Tenney Nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize for
'Historic' Abraham Accords

Just days after three American soldiers were killed by Iranian proxies, Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., nominated former President Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize, citing his "historic" Abraham Accords treaty. "Donald Trump was instrumental in facilitating the first new peace agreements in the Middle East in almost 30 years," Tenney told Fox News Digital in a statement. "For decades, bureaucrats, foreign policy 'professionals', and international organizations insisted that additional Middle East peace agreements were impossible without a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Trump proved that to be false."
Biden Education Department Met with SPLC Before Center
Put Parental Rights Groups on Its ‘Hate Map’

Tyler O’Neil
A high-ranking official at the Department of Education under President Joe Biden met with representatives of the Southern Poverty Law Center a year before the center put parental rights groups, including Moms for Liberty, on its “hate map” alongside chapters of the Ku Klux Klan, according to documents obtained by The Oversight Project. “It is shocking to see in writing the evidence that innocent parents were harassed and targeted by their own federal government for exercising their right to free speech and for speaking out during the COVID school shutdowns,” Moms for Liberty co-founder Liberty Justice told The Daily Signal in a statement Monday.
Heritage’s One-of-a-Kind Election Fraud Database Hits 1,500 Cases
Hans von Spakovsky
The Heritage Foundation’s Election Fraud Database, the only such database in existence, now contains over 1,500 proven cases of election fraud. The sampling of cases vary from lone wolves stealing one vote to conspiracies that stole many votes, defrauding citizens and candidates of honest elections and sometimes changing the outcome of an election. We launched the database in 2017 with 1,071 entries. We added 98 cases to the database in 2023 alone and are following several hundred other cases that are being investigated by local authorities. No case is added until and unless there is a conviction or a judicial or official finding that an individual or group of individuals engaged in wrongdoing in connection with an election.
WHO Postpones Vote to Accept Radical Abortion Group after
MRC, Pro-Life Coalition Warn of Consequences

A World Health Organization (WHO) vote to enter into “official relations” with a radical pro-abortion organization was postponed after the Media Research Center (MRC) and 31 other pro-life groups signed and sent a letter warning WHO of the consequences of affiliating with the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR). The vote to give CRR, the legal arm of the global abortion industry, recognition within the international health body was postponed after Monday’s letter by a coalition of pro-life organizations, led by the Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam) calling on WHO to reject acceptance of CRR and its controversial advocacy for abortion and homosexual/transsexual issues:
Biden Campaign Chief Courts Pro-Hamas Activist to
Boost Muslim Support

The Biden campaign, in a bid to shore up the president’s waning support among Arab and Muslim voters, dispatched campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez last week to meet with an Arab-American activist who has praised Hamas and refers to the president as "Genocide Joe." Rodriguez met Friday with Arab-American News publisher Osama Siblani in Dearborn, Mich., one of the country’s largest Arab communities. Siblani, who carries significant influence in Michigan’s Arab community, has an extensive history of praising terrorist groups.
U Penn Lecturer Is Behind Grotesque Anti-Semitic Cartoons
A lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication has published several anti-Semitic cartoons since Hamas's Oct. 7 attack, including one that depicts Zionists sipping Gazan blood from wine glasses, a version of the ancient blood libel employed in anti-Semitic propaganda that accused Jews of using the blood of Christian children for baking matzah and other rituals. Dwayne Booth, who joined Penn's Annenberg School for Communication as an adjunct faculty member in 2015 and teaches two classes at the Ivy League institution, publishes political cartoons under the pen name "Mr. Fish."
DeSantis Secures Total Victory Over Disney,
Last Gasp Attempt by 'The Mouse' Goes Down in Flames

Gov. Ron DeSantis earned a victory lap on Wednesday after Disney's last-gasp lawsuit against him failed in federal court. The judge in the case dismissed the much-ballyhooed move against the governor based on a lack of standing and the plaintiff's failure to state a claim. With that, total victory against "The Mouse" has been secured.
States File Brief in Lawsuit to
Force VA to Cover Gender Affirming Surgery

A group of states filed a friend of the court brief supporting a transgender veterans group that filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeking gender-confirmation surgery for 163,000 transgender veterans. The Transgender American Veterans Association lawsuit, filed last month, seeks an order that the Department of Veterans Affairs act on the group's 2016 rule-making petition for gender-confirmation surgery.

Week ending 28 January 2024

Here Comes the Houthi War (and How Biden Will Screw It Up)
Stephen Green
The Biden administration is "crafting plans for a sustained military campaign" against Iran's Houthi proxies in Yemen, raising questions of exactly how Presidentish Joe Biden will screw up America's next big adventure. In so many ways, gentle reader. In so many ways. "Don't underestimate Joe's ability to f*** things up" is probably the only time I found myself in total agreement with Barack Obama – and the worst part is how often, as you're about to see for the umpteenth time.
In Pathetic POTATUS Pander,
WH Pulls LNG Football Just Before Winning Kick

Beege Welborn
Who’s Yer Buddy, Who’s Yer Pal? That’s a trick question, right? It sure must seem like one to the Europeans right now. You know – that continent where they’d hamstrung themselves so badly transitioning to unreliable renewables before the technology was ready and without making sure they’d saved enough of their old power generation to cover the difference? The same continent where the powers that be figured that natural gas – liquid natural gas (LNG) – would be the backup energy source for electrical plants when the wind didn’t blow and the sun didn’t shine?
GOP Erupts At Biden, Call for Retaliation Against Iran
After Death of 3 U.S. Soldiers in Drone Strike: 'Hit Them Hard'

A slew of Republican pols Sunday quickly called on President Biden to retaliate against Iran after three U.S. service members were killed and 34 others wounded in an attack by Iranian-backed militants in Jordan. “Hit Iran now. Hit them hard,” wrote Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), well-known for his hawkish views, on X. “When the Biden Administration says ‘don’t’, the Iranians ‘do’. The Biden Administration’s rhetoric is falling on deaf ears in Iran,” Graham said.

Biden and Austin Vow to 'respond' to Deadly Military Attack with
Non-committal Statement

“We will hold all those responsible to account at a time and in a manner [of] our choosing,” President Joe Biden said, while Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin affirmed, “We will respond at a time and place of our choosing.” “I am outraged and deeply saddened by the deaths of three of our U.S. service members and the wounding of other American troops in an attack last night against U.S. and Coalition forces, who were deployed to a site in northeastern Jordan near the Syrian border to work for the lasting defeat of ISIS,” Austin added.

Pentagon: 3 U.S. Troops Killed, 25 Others Wounded in Drone Strike
Near Jordan-Syria Border

There have been more than 150 attacks in recent weeks on U.S. and coalition forces operating in Iraq and Syria. U.S. officials have characterized them as generally unsuccessful because they didn’t cause serious injuries or major damage to infrastructure. There have been some brain injuries to U.S. troops from the blast and noise effects, and two Navy SEALs are presumed dead after going overboard in the Arabian Sea while their boat was intercepting another vessel carrying weapons to Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. But Saturday’s strike marks a major turning point in the ongoing fight – the first U.S. deaths in the region to result directly from hostile action.

Critics Lash Out at Biden After Attack Kills
3 U.S. Service Members in Jordan: 'Hit Iran Now'

"Hit Iran now," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement after the Sunday attack. "Hit them hard." Graham's sentiment was shared by retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, a former national security adviser in the Trump administration, who said in an appearance on "Fox News Live" that the administration must "go up what's called the escalation ladder." "All of these attacks on American forces in the Middle East. Be it Houthis, be it Hezbollah, be it anybody else, they're Iranian-backed. And this administration has pulled its punches, and it can't do that anymore. It has to make a hard strike," Kellogg said.
Nancy Pelosi Suggests Some Advocates of a
Ceasefire in Gaza Are 'Connected to Russia'

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused some advocates of a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas of being “connected to Russia” Sunday. “For them to call for a cease-fire -- this is Putin’s message, Mr. Putin’s message,” Pelosi told CNN’s Dana Bash. “Make no mistake, this is directly connected to what he would like to see. Same thing with Ukraine. It’s about Putin’s message,” she claimed.
Republicans Recovered More Than 100 Encrypted Jan. 6 Files,
but There's a Catch

Stephen Green
In the days before Republicans took control of the House last year, Democrats deleted more than 100 encrypted files relating to the investigation of the Jan 6 events which, as we now know, were four parts peaceful protest, one part riot, and two parts FBI-sponsored Capitol Hill tourism. The House Administration Committee's Oversight Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), was supposed to receive about four terabytes of data from the outgoing Democrats but was given only about half that much. All in all, 117 files were deleted, according to a House digital forensics examination seen by Fox News.
Voters: Obama is Biden’s Puppet Master
Paul Bedard
Most voters, including a majority of Democrats, believe former President Barack Obama is the controlling influence on President Joe Biden as he pushes forward much of his ex-boss’s liberal agenda. A sky-high 63% believe that Obama is “influencing” the Biden White House, where several former Obama administration staffers work. And, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shared with Secrets, 53% said Obama is pulling the strings despite only having visited his former office a handful of times since Biden took charge of the Oval Office.
Puppet master drops the strings
Biden Vetoes Bipartisan Bill
Protecting U.S. EV Industry from China

President Biden vetoed a bipartisan resolution Wednesday that would have reversed his administration's decision to waive "Buy America" requirements for taxpayer-funded electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The resolution, which was authored by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and introduced in July, would have specifically overturned the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers. Rubio, the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and other Republican lawmakers argued DOT's waiver benefits Chinese manufacturers who dominate the EV charger supply chain.
Biden is corrupt and compromised by China
Wow! Consumer Reports Absolutely Shreds
New Chevy Blazer EV in Negative Review

John Goreham
Consumer Reports is staffed by well-educated, level-headed veteran experts in the automotive department. That’s why we were so surprised by just how negatively they reviewed the new Chevrolet Blazer battery-electric vehicle. While they do admit that the company got a few things right, for the most part, this is a crushing review of a new car that GM was counting on to be a hit. Keith Barry chaired the video segment and perhaps summed up the review best when he said, “I couldn’t wait to get out of it.” Mike Monticello called parts of the interior design “Unsafe” and “Crazy.” These are words most reviewers never use when talking about new cars, let alone ones that cost $60,000.
Biden Admin Cedes Another U.S. Energy Leader to
Climate Activists by Halting LNG Permitting

Citing climate crisis concerns, the Biden Administration today announced a temporary pause on pending approvals of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects. Dozens of industry groups from across the LNG value chain [urged] the Biden administration to reject calls to halt permits for U.S. LNG export facilities. “Our nation’s abundant supply of natural gas is an impactful geopolitical tool, helping insulate American consumers from increasing global instability while advancing American national interests and ensuring the energy security of key U.S. allies,” the groups wrote in a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. “Moving forward with a pause on new U.S. LNG export approvals would only bolster Russian influence and undercut President Biden’s own commitment to supply our allies with reliable energy, undermining American credibility and threatening American jobs.”
The U.S. Just Sold Its Helium Stockpile.
Here’s Why the Medical World Is Worried.

On Thursday, the U.S. government sold the Federal Helium Reserve, a massive underground stockpile based in Amarillo, Texas, that supplies up to 30% of the country’s helium. Once the deal is finalized, the buyer – which will likely be the highest bidder, the industrial gas company Messer – will claim some 425 miles of pipelines spanning Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, plus about 1 billion cubic feet of the only element on Earth cold enough to make an MRI machine work.
'Mother of All Breaches' Data Leak Reveals
26 Billion Account Records Stolen from Twitter, LinkedIn, More

Dubbed the “Mother of All Breaches,” the massive leak revealed 26 billion records – including popular sites like LinkedIn, Snapchat, Venmo, Adobe and X, formerly Twitter – in what experts are calling the biggest leak in history. The compromised data includes more than just login credentials, according to experts. Much of it is “sensitive,” making it “valuable for malicious actors,” per Cybernews, which first discovered the breach on an unsecured website.
'SNL' Mocked for Their 'woke smugness' After Claiming
Trump Made Up the Term 'de-Banking'

During the "Weekend Update" segment, cast member Colin Jost insisted he didn’t know "what the hell ‘de-bank’ means" while commenting on one of Trump's recent speeches. "Trump did have a slight stumble this week while talking about banks, and he introduced an interesting new term called de-bank," Jost said. "I don't know what the hell de-bank means, but you might have to take ‘de-ambulance’ to see ‘de-doctor.’" However, de-banking, or de-risking, is a real term used to refer to banks closing people or organizations’ accounts, sometimes without appeal, after perceiving them to be a legal, financial or reputational threat.
Amazing! A 10-sec search would have saved their embarrassment
Russia Deploys Silok Jammers to Ground Ukraine’s Drones.
Ukraine Hunts Down the Siloks with, You Guessed It, Drones.

David Axe
Russian force in Ukraine deploy Silok radio-jammers in order to disrupt the radio links between Ukrainian drone and their operators. But the Ukrainians have knocked out several Siloks. With drones. Most recently, a Mavic quadcopter from Ukraine’s Aerobomber unit bombed, with grenades, a tripod-mounted Silok – apparently destroying it. Add the drone raids on Silok counter-drone systems to the long, and lengthening, list of ironic operations by Ukrainian forces. Ukrainian artillery blasting a Russian counter-artillery radar. A Ukrainian GPS-guided bomb blowing up a Russian GPS-jammer. And many, many examples of Ukrainian drones bombing Russian drone-jammers.
Wildfire Conspiracy Theorist Who Blamed Government for Fires
Found Guilty of Starting 14

A Canadian conspiracy theorist who peddled falsehoods about his government starting Canada’s wildfires last summer to trick people into believing climate change is real has been found guilty of starting 14 fires. Brian Paré, 38, pleaded guilty earlier this week to 13 counts of arson and one count of arson with disregard for human life at a courthouse in central Quebec, according to CBC. When he was eventually apprehended he told police he started the fires to check if the forest was dry or not.
FBI Luminaries Starkly Warn Congress That
U.S. Being Invaded at Border: ‘Alarming and perilous’

With a constitutional crisis brewing in Texas and voters nationwide alarmed by the toll of illegal immigration, some of the FBI’s most famous retired executives are issuing a stark warning to Congress that President Joe Biden’s border policies have unleashed an “invasion” of military-aged male foreigners who pose “one of the most pernicious ever” threats to American security. Ten former FBI executives – some who oversaw the bureau’s intelligence, counterterrorism, criminal and training operations – expressed their alarm in a letter dated Jan. 17 to House Speaker Mike Johnson, Senate Leader Chuck Schumer and the chairmen of the House and Senate committees that preside over the U.S. intelligence and Homeland Security apparatus.
Federal Agency Spent Nearly $20 Billion to
Settle Migrants All Over the U.S.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) spent almost $20 billion in the years 2022 and 2023 on refugee resettlement, according to a recent report. According to OpenTheBooks, the ORR, which is a part of Health and Human Services, spent $8.9 billion in fiscal year 2022 and $10.9 billion in fiscal year 2023 when migrant encounters at the U.S. southern border was at an all time high. It was also reported that a majority of the money was given to nonprofits that would help migrants save up for large necessities such as a house or car.
Must read!
All But Two Senate Democrats
Sign on to Palestinian Statehood Measure

Senate Democrats have put forward a measure that endorses the creation of a Palestinian state backed by every member of their conference – with two notable exceptions. The proposed amendment to a pending national security supplemental package reaffirms that the U.S. supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and "that such a solution must ensure the state of Israel's survival as a secure, democratic and Jewish state, and fulfill the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people for a state of their own."
Yikes! Did Biden Threaten to Use
Military Jets Against American Citizens?

Matt Margolis
Since Joe Biden has modeled his presidency after Barack Obama's, it should come as no surprise that Biden has threatened to use lethal force against American citizens not on board with his extremist agenda – particularly on gun control. "Look, folks, the situation is simple,” he continued. "You know, when the – when the – we passed the Second Amendment, guess what? You weren’t allowed to have a cannon. And you – no, I’m serious. Not a joke. You weren’t allowed to have certain – you weren’t – there were certain limitations of what you could have. [...]  There’s always been limitations on what you could purchase."
Geraldo Asks How the Right Felt About Trump on
Jan 7th and Oh Boy, Does He Get Answers

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Former Fox News pundit Geraldo Rivera turned on former President Trump once again just hours before the New Hampshire primary, calling on his supporters to remember how they felt about him after Jan. 7. “Attempts to rewrite, whitewash or downplay the history of J6 are pathetic and dangerous. We get it. You want to justify voting for Trump even though he inspired & incited the Capitol riot. What happens if or when he loses again next time? Remember how you felt about Trump on J7,” he warned MAGA.
Can Boeing’s Misguided Leaders Be Stopped?
Richard Aboulafia – Aviation Week
Can anything save Boeing from its management? The recent high-profile near-disaster involving an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 MAX is just another small step in Boeing’s downward spiral, and it is far from clear what will arrest it. The safety concerns and manufacturing errors plaguing the company’s jetliner unit are just part of the problem. The production ramp-up has been a series of disappointments that will only worsen as regulators and customers scrutinize manufacturing and inspection processes.
Mandatory University of Wisconsin Law School Seminar
Tells Students ‘There Are No Exceptional White People’

A mandatory "re-orientation" seminar for first-year students at the University of Wisconsin Law School allegedly instructed them to share racial slurs and claimed "there are no exceptional White people," according to reports. Students were asked before the Friday presentation to review pamphlets, one of which claimed"colorblindness" can negate the life experiences, norms and cultural values of people of color.
Albert Einstein? Jonas Salk?
Planned Parenthood Hammered After Sharing Video
Redefining Sex Act As Whatever ‘You’ Want It to Be

Social media users tore into major abortion provider Planned Parenthood this week after the group shared a video intended to educate people that sex has no concrete definition, and that the biological reality is actually whatever anyone wants it to be. Multiple conservative users expressed outrage as the clip depicted a spokesperson for the abortion giant standing in front of a black board and giving a short sex ed lesson about how the act is not just "penis-in-vagina sex" but a wide range of sexual acts that people elect to do however they wish.
Consumers’ Research Urges Parents to be Alert for
‘woke’ toys, ‘extreme LGBTQ agenda’

Kevin Haggerty
A new California law could be just the beginning as one consumer expert warned how public-private partnerships could be on the precipice of a slippery slope for woke toys. Readily witnessed during the draconian lockdowns over COVID, businesses and governments at all levels found themselves like Dorothy’s scarecrow, twisting themselves up to point fingers anywhere but toward the path of real accountability. Now, as the Golden State has mandated gender-neutral sections in kids’ stores, Consumers’ Research executive director Will Hild foretold an expanded push toward an “unscientific, unpopular and grotesque” view of gender.
Major Donor Calling on Cornell President to Resign
Over DEI Sees Outpouring of Support

"Replace the President and the Provost," Cornell major donor and trustee emeritus Jon A. Lindseth wrote in a letter Tuesday as the top item Cornell’s board of trustees should address. "Eliminate DEI staffing and programming. Revert to Open Inquiry, Academic Freedom, Free Expression, and Viewpoint Diversity on campus," Lindseth wrote as the second item that needs to be addressed by the board.
Sign of the Times? White House's First
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Leaves Administration

Karen Townsend
The White House’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer is leaving the Biden administration. Is it a sign that DEI initiatives have hit their peak and are on the downturn now? So, this is the guy we have to thank for all the identity box checking while ignoring merit and experience, eh? Yes, he did a good job with that. Biden promised the most diverse administration in U.S. history in the ultimate political pander. The Biden administration is about 60% women and half of White House staffers are considered people of color.
Ohio Lawmakers Override DeWine Veto of
Gender-Affirming Care Ban, Transgender Athlete Restrictions

The Ohio Senate voted 23-9 Wednesday to override Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of legislation banning gender-affirming health care for minors and preventing transgender women and girls from competing on female school sports teams. Ohio now joins nearly two dozen other GOP-led states that have adopted similar laws after the state House also voted earlier this month to overturn the veto.

Week ending 21 January 2024

Schumer Used Violent Rhetoric to
Sic a Mob on Supreme Court Justices

Mollie Hemingway
When Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke against the constitutionality of the Democrats’ impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, he reminded his colleagues that Democrat elected officials had recently told their followers to attack Republicans. If Trump was to be impeached for asking followers to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard by members of Congress on Jan. 6, what to do with Democrats’ more incendiary rhetoric and actions, he wondered.
Top Trans Pediatric Doctors Admit in Unearthed Video
That Puberty Blockers Aren't As 'Reversible' As Advertised

Megan Brock
Prominent World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) physicians acknowledged that puberty blockers are more invasive than portrayed in the media and can have irreversible effects on minors such as infertility, bone loss and disruption of brain development, according to WPATH educational sessions obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. ...during educational sessions recorded in September 2022 that were part of a transgender medicalization certification program offered to WPATH licensed clinicians, WPATH doctors revealed that the consequences of puberty blockers for minors are often far more disruptive than portrayed in the media.
OK, BIG GUY: Putin Ally Says Poland is Next
Stephen Green
Russian lawmaker and Vladimir Putin ally Aleksey Zhuravlyov went on national TV Friday to warn that Poland has "probably started to realize that they are next." "Another question is to you, guys in the West, what are you going to do about it?" Zhuravlyov asked in reference to Putin's imperial ambitions. "They understand very well that Ukraine is finished. So what's next? Sweden is getting ready and so are the Balkans. The Poles have quieted down a bit, they probably started to realize that they are next. Of course, we have no illusions, but we understand that all of them are getting ready for the next stage of war."
FAA’s Diversity Push Includes Focus on Hiring People With
‘Severe Intellectual’ and ‘Psychiatric’ Disabilities

The Federal Aviation Administration is actively recruiting workers who suffer “severe intellectual” disabilities, psychiatric problems and other mental and physical conditions under a diversity and inclusion hiring initiative spelled out on the agency’s website. “Targeted disabilities are those disabilities that the Federal government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis in recruitment and hiring,” the FAA’s website states. “They include hearing, vision, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism.”
‘DEI strikes again?’ Boeing 747 Bursts Into Flames Mid-Air
After Leaving Miami Dramatic Footage Shows

Melissa Fine
An Atlas Air Boeing 747 burst into flames mid-air on its way from Miami International Airport to Luis Muņoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, sparking more questions about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) push for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). According to the FAA, Atlas Air Flight 95, a cargo plane, departed Miami, quickly experienced engine failure, and returned safely to MIA around 10:30 p.m., NBC6 Miami reports. Dramatic footage of flames shooting from the flying plane quickly made the rounds on social media.
“Diversity is a Strength” is Just Something Stupid People Say
Selwyn Duke
What has so often struck me, and irked me, about the embrace of “diversity” dogma is how profoundly unintellectual it is. A wiseguy might say it’s really a simple IQ test, though a wise guy understands it’s a soul and sagacity test. To wit: To the extent that a person accepts as imperative diversity, DEI, CRT, wokeness in general – or whatever the latest shiny anti-Truth thing is – he is a vacuous know-nothing, not just unqualified, but dangerously ignorant.
Even Minorities Reject DEI Special Treatment:
Poll Shows All Americans – White, Black, Hispanic and Asian –
Support the Death of Affirmative Action

Americans of all ethnic backgrounds want to see the back of affirmative action, a survey shows. Fully 68 percent of US adults say the Supreme Court's decision to ban race as a factor in college admissions was 'mostly a good thing,' according to a Gallup poll. That goes for all types of voters – big majorities of white, Asian and Hispanic Americans voiced support for the end of race-based admissions.
Supreme Court Must Answer Whether Judges or
Bureaucrats Have Final Word on Federal Law

Jack Fitzhenry
Will the Supreme Court uphold the Chevron doctrine, under which courts defer to contested interpretations of law by agencies in the executive branch? Or will the high court instruct lower courts to determine the best reading of the law, as they do in virtually every non-agency case? Those are the questions the Supreme Court must answer after hours of arguments Wednesday in Relentless v. Department of Commerce and Loper Bright v. Raimondo, two cases that challenge the Chevron doctrine. Most of the justices sounded skeptical of the doctrine.
Is This the Beginning of the End of the
$2 Trillion Administrative State?

I & I Editorial Board
Last week, a federal appeals court overturned a Biden administration rule governing dishwashers. This week, the Supreme Court will hear a case involving the regulation of commercial fishing. Both are seemingly minor regulatory scuffles that normally would attract little public attention. But they could mark the beginning of the end of the bloated, unaccountable, extra-constitutional “administrative state” – which today imposes $2 trillion in costs on businesses and consumers and every day eats away at our freedom.
Bombshell J6 Footage Exposes Nancy Pelosi's Security Guard's Lies
Matt Margolis
Why did the Democrats have such a fit when House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) authorized the release of Capitol CCTV from Jan. 6, 2021? It's obvious by now, isn't it? The footage has disproven the narrative that Democrats have pushed for years. For example, according to the Democrats, the Capitol riot was a violent insurrection. But footage released in November contradicted that narrative because it showed protestors calmly marching in the Capitol with security looking on without even the slightest concern.
More Parents Claim Colorado School District Forced Children
Into Overnight Rooms with Students of Opposite Sex

More parents have come forward with claims that children in a Colorado school district were forced into sharing overnight rooms, even showers, with students of the opposite sex. At the district's Outdoor Lab retreat, where 6th grade students travel to the mountains for a science trip, a group of middle school girls had a student who identifies as trans, placed in their cabin without the knowledge of their parents, according to ADF. In addition, a high school counselor, who was a girl identifying as a boy, was put in charge of a cabin of sixth grade boys.
Judge Orders California District to Reinstate Teachers
Who Refused to Hide Students’ Gender Transitions

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a San Diego-area school district to reinstate two teachers who were placed on administrative leave for refusing to keep students’ gender transitions a secret from parents. The order from Judge Roger Benitez says the teachers, who haven’t been allowed in their classrooms since last May, must be allowed to return by next Tuesday, Jan. 15. In September, Benitez blocked their employer, Escondido Union School District, from forcing them to comply with their policy to socially transition kids to different gender identities behind their parents’ backs.
Anti-globalists Crash Davos Party,
Warn Elites Socialism Endangers the West

Peter Aitken
World and business leaders speaking at last week’s Davos World Economic Forum hit attendees with some hard truths about the global and political tumult they face, led by Argentina’s firebrand President Javier Milei claiming that "the Western world is in danger." Milei said the West "is in danger because those who are supposed to have defended the values of the West are co-opted by a vision of the world that inevitably leads to socialism and thereby to poverty."
Biden’s Green Energy Push Collides with Key Democrat Constituency:
Native American Tribes

While President Joe Biden has made respect for tribal sovereignty a pillar of his administration, some Native Americans are saying that respect ends where Biden’s energy policy begins. The dynamic has created some tension between a Democrat president and one of his party's key constituencies. “It seems like they elevate the voices and are willing to consult with indigenous groups when the voice is supportive of their policy,” Nagruk Harcharek, president of the Voice of the Arctic Iņupiat, told Just the News.
Winter Storm Exposes Electric Vehicle Failures
Power the Future
Over the holiday weekend, a strong winter storm hit the United States. Places like Chicago had temperatures below zero. Despite what the eco-left will tell you, electric vehicles do not do well in the cold. In fact, they did not charge during the frigid temperatures in Chicago and surrounding areas. It was so bad that EV owners abandoned their cars at charging stations across the Chicago area. But the eco-left still wants you to believe that EVs are the future. The Biden Administration has spent billions of taxpayer dollars to advance EVs and chargers, but we have a long way to go.
Top Israeli Figure Says Hamas Spending on Tunnel System
Deprived Gazans of Much Needed Aid

Israel's former top diplomat to the United States says Hamas victimized the Palestinian people for years by diverting money to build a massive tunnel and bunker system for war rather than spending it on needed infrastructure like schools and hospitals. "We now know how much money went into these tunnels and bunkers," Oren told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Wednesday. "Enough to build dozens and dozens of schools. Dozens and dozens of hospitals.......while the people of Gaza were left destitute."
Gazan 'Civilians' Involved in Every Stage of Hamas Hostage Scheme,
Freed Israelis Say

Israeli women and children have in recent weeks begun speaking publicly about what they experienced during nearly two months in Hamas captivity late last year. In primetime Hebrew TV interviews, the released hostages have confirmed that ordinary Gazans were deeply complicit in every stage of the hostage scheme. Unarmed teens helped to abduct Jews from their homes on Oct. 7, while Gazan women and children held some of the Israelis captive. In other cases, Gazan doctors collaborated with Hamas terrorists to covertly treat kidnapped Israelis and imprison them in hospitals.
American Multimillionaire Couple Funds
Marxist Group Coordinating Anti-Israel Protests

A multimillionaire tech mogul and his wife are helping to bankroll groups behind pro-Palestinian protests that have occurred in the wake of the Oct. 7 terror attack by Hamas on Israel. Neville Roy Singham, a U.S.-born entrepreneur who made millions after founding and selling an IT consulting firm called Thoughtworks, and his wife Jodie Evans, the co-founder of left-wing anti-war group Code Pink, have been the primary funders of a group called The People’s Forum since 2017, according to a report by The Free Press’s Francesca Block.
The ‘Unexploded Bomb’ in the Constitution
That’s Threatening the 2024 Election

Petr Svab
The history behind Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which is being used to dislodge Trump from election ballots and is set to be heard by the Supreme Court. In a great historical irony, one of the least studied parts of the U.S. Constitution is poised to unleash on the country a whirlwind of political vendetta. The Supreme Court, however, may still block such a consequence.
Poll: Only 22% of Likely Voters Confident
Biden Is Innocent of Corruption Allegations

One-third of Americans say that President Joe Biden is guilty of corruption and should be impeached, including some Democrats, according to a new poll. The Center Square Voter’s Voice Poll found that 34% of likely voters say “Joe Biden is guilty of corruption and should be impeached.” An additional 35% said it’s not clear if the president did anything wrong but that a Republican-led House investigation into the president should continue. Among Democrats, 40% of those surveyed said that “Joe Biden is innocent” and that “the investigation should be stopped immediately.” But the same number of Democrats, 40%, said they're not clear about the allegations but the investigation should continue, and 9% said he is guilty and should be impeached. Another 8% said they were unsure either way.
NC Republicans Move to Punish Protesters
Who Block Interstates

Four North Carolina congressional Republicans have moved to prevent protesters from blocking roads during protests. Under the Safe and Open Streets Act, which U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis filed in the Senate and U.S. Reps. Chuck Edwards, Richard Hudson and David Rouzer filed in the House in recent weeks, it would be a federal crime to block public roads or highways. If the measure becomes law – and it has a long way to go before doing so – violators would be subject to fines and up to five years in prison.
When Alinskyites Collide:
Anti-War Protesters Descend on John Kerry's Townhouse

Ed Driscoll
They weren’t personally home yesterday, but if John and Teresa* were angry that anti-war protestors were pounding on the door of their Beacon Hill townhouse, they might want to dust off their copy of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, or borrow a copy from Kerry’s boss, who trained under Alinsky acolytes in Chicago.
Federal Judge Rules Ban on Firearms in Post Offices Unconstitutional
A federal judge in Florida ruled a U.S. law that prohibits people from having firearms in post offices to be unconstitutional, the latest court decision declaring gun restrictions violate the Constitution. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a Trump appointee, cited the 2022 Supreme Court ruling New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen that expanded gun rights. The 2022 ruling recognized the individual’s right to bear a handgun in public for self-defense.
Alaska Lawmaker Wants to Allow
Concealed Carry Weapons on School Grounds

Alaska Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, has introduced a bill that would allow some people to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. The Safe Schools Act would be a step toward campus safety, Hughes said. Alaska's worst school shooting happened in 1997 when a student opened fire at Bethel Regional High School, killing another student and the principal. The bill was suggested by a retired teacher who was at the school when the shooting occurred, according to Hughes.
Tennessee Lawmakers Move to Stop Banks from
Tracking Gun and Ammo Purchases

GOP state Rep. Todd Warner and state Sen. Joey Hensley have proposed companion legislation in their respective chambers stating a financial institution requiring a firearms retailer to use firearms-specific transaction codes is an "unfair or deceptive trade practice." According to the Tennessee Star, financial institutions have created a new credit card merchant category code for the buying of ammunition and guns in order to help identify dangerous gun owners or questionable transactions.
Get Over It: Lefty Media Freak Over
Conservative Baltimore Exec Saving Newspaper

Curtis Houck
In February 2021, liberal journalists (correctly) were crestfallen that Tribune, The Baltimore Sun’s parent company, would merge with Alden Global Capital, an infamous newspaper conglomerate known for stripping down newspapers to ghost status with, in some cases, only one staff writer and the thickness of a store-brand napkin. After it was announced Monday that local businessman and Sinclair Broadcasting Group executive Chairman David Smith had rescued The Sun with plans to revitalize it to a robust status, the left is apoplectic. Why?
Coffee Grounds May Hold the Secret to Preventing
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington's Diseases

Neurodegenerative disorders, which afflict millions of individuals across the United States, pose a significant societal and economic burden, with costs reaching hundreds of billions of dollars annually, as reported by the Alzheimer's Association. However, a groundbreaking discovery by researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) suggests a promising avenue for tackling these devastating conditions through an unlikely source – used coffee grounds.
Coffee IS the ANSWER
Director of California LGBTQ+ Center Busted in Child Sex Sting
The executive director of the Rainbow Resource Center, a prominent LGBTQ+ support center based in Modesto, has been identified as one of 17 men apprehended on suspicion of attempting to engage in sexual activities with a minor. The revelation was first reported by the Modesto Bee. Gerad Slayton, 42, was taken into custody during a sting operation organized by the Turlock Police Department, targeting individuals believed to be seeking illicit encounters with minors.
TikTok Violates Iowa's Consumer Fraud Act by
Lying to Parents, Attorney General Says

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird is suing technology company TikTok, saying the social media app violates the state's consumer fraud law by lying to parents about its content. TikTok has a 12+ rating on Apple but the app has sexual content, nudity and depicts alcohol and drug use, Bird said in a news release Wednesday. The app works around parental controls, she said in the lawsuit filed in Polk County District Court. The state created a "test account" and included in its complaint examples of sexually graphic videos and ones where illegal drugs are used.
Why Americans Have Lost Faith in the Value of College
Wall Street Journal
The political turmoil that rocked universities over the past three months and sparked the resignations of two Ivy League presidents has landed like an unwelcome thud on institutions already struggling to maintain the trust of the American public. For three generations, the national aspiration to “college for all” shaped America’s economy and culture, as most high-school graduates took it for granted that they would earn a degree. That consensus is now collapsing in the face of massive student debt, underemployed degree-holders and political intolerance on campus.
If You Say Men Give Birth, We Know Your Position on Hamas
Dennis Prager
If you say “men give birth,” we all know your position on Hamas. Now, why is that? Why, if a person says “men give birth” or says that men who say they are women should be allowed to compete in women’s sports, can we be virtually certain that the person sides with Hamas in its war to eradicate Israel? Theoretically, the two claims – that men as well as women give birth and Israel is the villain in its war against Hamas – have absolutely no connection. But they do – for two reasons.
Biden Angry with Republicans Trying to Stop Kids Seeing Gay Porn
Tyler Durden
Biden claimed that Republicans are trying to ban books, a tactic that has been repeatedly used to downplay the fact that sexually explicit material and books promoting transgenderism are being placed in school libraries. “The idea that you can be told that you can’t read certain books. This is the United States of America, for God’s sake!” Biden stated. He added “These guys are afraid of the truth!” As we have repeatedly highlighted, the specific books being referred to, titles such as Gender Queer and All Boys Are Blue, contain overtly sexual themes and pornographic imagery.
Appeals Court Panel Rules Against Texas Restrictions on
'Sexually Explicit' Books in Public Schools

Sexual materials in school libraries has become a flashpoint in the culture wars, with conservative states such as Texas and Florida moving to restrict the inclusion of sexual materials in school libraries, or curricula, as is the case in the Sunshine State. At issue was the Restricting Explicit and Adult-Designated Educational Resources Act (READER), which requires booksellers to include sexual content ratings on materials intended for libraries. A coalition of bookstores, publishers, authors, and trade groups brought the suit.
Some Student Loan Borrowers Refusing to Pay Out of Protest
Millions of borrowers with existing student loans still have not made a payment since the bills resumed in October after a three-year hiatus, and some admit they are refusing to pay out of protest. In an survey conducted this month of 1,000 federal student loan borrowers, 25% said they had not made any payments at all, and 9% of those said they were holding off on paying their bills intentionally in an effort to pressure the government into canceling their debts.
Chicago Schools Missing $23 Million in Laptops, IPads
The 77,505 disappearing devices were reportedly lost or stolen “without search or recovery efforts” during the 2021-22 educational year at Chicago Public Schools (CPS), an annual report from the district’s Inspector General for the 2023 fiscal year revealed. The amount of electronics missing was “unacceptably high” and in need of “serious overhaul,” the report said. This was the first time the district took inventory of material since the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is the “acceptable” number?

Week ending 14 January 2024

The ChiComs, Taiwan, and Your Toaster
Mark Alexander
Sometimes it is difficult to grasp the implications of global national security threats, but if you like your toaster and coffee maker, and everything else that requires electronics to operate, read on. Merriam-Webster defines “crazy” as “not mentally sound: marked by thought or action that lacks reason.” Thus, it is not clear if Joe Biden has acute dementia, or if his non compos mentis domestic and foreign policy failures are the result of just being crazy. Take your pick – either way, Biden and his leftist puppeteers constitute the most dangerous existential threat to our national security.
Bill Ackman's War to Make Universities Accountable
Has the Left Panicked

Glenn H. Reynolds
For a long time, people (including me) have been calling for major changes in higher education. Now someone is doing something about it. Hedge-fund tycoon Bill Ackman is waging war to make universities accountable. Ackman started his campaign by demanding the resignations of University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill, Harvard President Claudine Gay and Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Sally Kornbluth after the trio’s shambolic performance before Congress on antisemitic harassment on their campuses. Magill and Gay are now gone, and Kornbluth is worried.
Iran Closes in on Nuclear Bomb As
Biden’s Costly ‘de-escalation’ Plan Backfires

Top Iran experts in the U.S. and in Israel are warning President Biden that his administration’s strategy of de-escalation and containment targeting the world’s worst state-sponsor of terrorism – the Islamic Republic of Iran – has failed and America needs to reestablish deterrence against Tehran as fears of the regime obtaining a nuclear device grow. Alarming reports about Iran moving at an astonishingly fast pace to possess a nuclear weapon have emerged since last month.
U.N. Agency Teachers Cheered Hamas as October Attack Unfolded,
Called for Execution of Jews in Group Chat

Teachers working for the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) cheered as Hamas terrorists raped and murdered Israelis on October 7, according to recently divulged transcripts of a UNRWA Gaza online group. More than 3,000 UNRWA teachers in Gaza belong to the social media group, which is hosted on the instant messaging platform Telegram and was exposed by the watchdog group UN Watch. The digital forum contains posts celebrating the massacre of October 7 just moments after it began.
The U.S. must leave the UN
REVEALED: Reuters and AP 'Journalists' Live-Streamed
Themselves Encouraging Gazans to Invade Israel

In an escalation of earlier reporting that showed multiple "journalists" working for the Associated Press and the New York Times participating in the October 7th attack on Israel, live-stream footage has now been uncovered that illustrates even more direct coordination with Hamas terrorists. As RedState originally reported, Hassan Eslaiah, who was freelancing for CNN, Reuters, and the AP, filmed himself riding into Israel on October 7th carrying a grenade. Another "journalist" was also implicated, though the Times defended his work despite evidence he had advance knowledge of the attack. The claim from the Times was that these "journalists" had simply been caught up in quickly unfolding events and were merely trying to do their jobs. That claim has now been proven false.
‘Journalist’ killed in Gaza Was a Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Rocket Engineer. But, There’s More…

Melissa Fine
Regardless of the conflict, few casualties of war spark international outrage as quickly as the death of a journalist. When a reporter falls, much of the world sees it as a fatal blow to freedom itself – a barbaric act of incivility that shreds the very fabric of a sane society. Such was the case when the son of Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau chief Wael Dahdouh – Palestinian journalist Hamza Dahdouh – was killed on Sunday, the victim of an Israeli air strike.
British MPs Back Bill Banning Israel Boycotts
A bill preventing public institutions in the U.K. from launching their own boycotts of Israeli goods cleared its latest House of Commons hurdle Wednesday night – but the opposition Labour Party accused ministers of playing games. It makes it illegal for local councils, universities and other public bodies to be “influenced by political or moral disapproval of foreign states when taking certain economic decisions.” Israel is the only state explicitly named in the legislation, alongside the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Superhornets Strike Back. The World Just Watched a
Turnaround in Tactics Worthy of a Hollywood Thriller

Rebecca Grant
F/A-18 EF Superhornet On Thursday night, over 100 weapons struck 60 targets in 16 Houthi rebel areas across Yemen. The scope of the strike on 16 different areas tells me that U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has been watching the Houthis and developing targets for months. Every target was evaluated to reduce collateral damage to civilians, and in fact, that’s another reason for striking at night. At the center of the action was the F/A-18EF Superhornet.  Yes, it’s the same Superhornet plane flown by Tom Cruise in the movie "Top Gun: Maverick."
Biden's Refusal to Designate Houthis As Terrorists
Sparks Blowback from Military Leaders

The Biden administration’s refusal to redesignate Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a terrorist organization is causing tension with U.S. military leaders in the region as they struggle to counter a rise in attacks by the Iran-backed militant group. Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, leader of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), which is tasked with responding to Houthi attacks on American assets in the Middle East, told lawmakers in a private meeting that it is harder to combat the Iran-backed terror group since the Biden administration stripped its designation as a foreign terrorist organization. That problem became clear during a congressional delegation trip to the region.
CNN Host Reminds John Kirby That
His Own Administration Revoked Houthis’ Terror Designation

CNN host Sara Sidner reminded National Security Council spokesman John Kirby Friday that President Joe Biden’s administration revoked the terrorist designation of the Houthi rebels. American and British aircraft carried out air strikes against multiple targets in Yemen after the Iranian-backed rebels launched over two dozen attacks on merchant ships that forced vessels to avoid the Red Sea. Secretary of State Antony Blinken revoked the terrorist designation of the Houthi rebels in February 2021, saying he was doing so to alleviate a humanitarian crisis stemming from the civil war between the rebels and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government.
Joe Biden's Senior Moment of the Week (Vol. 76)
Thaleigha Rampersad
Biden looses something
This week we learned that President Joe Biden lost his secretary of defense, who was secretly hospitalized after a secret operation to treat the cancer he didn't tell anyone about. Hey, it happens to the best of us. Alas, the alarming episode does not inspire confidence that the White House is telling us the truth about Biden's health. In an effort to assuage public concern, the White House trotted out Biden's wife, first lady Dr. Jill Biden, Ed.D., who praised the 81-year-old president's "resilience" in an interview with MSNBC. Meanwhile, Biden bumbled his way through a number of public appearances as vigilant aides struggled to keep him from wandering off. During a speech in South Carolina, he claimed to have "started the civil rights movement." (He did not.)
New Report Highlights Green Failure in Europe and
Warns America

As one digests Rupert Darwall’s latest report for the RealClear Foundation, the well-known quote from Spanish philosopher George Santayana might ring through the mind: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Anyone looking to combat the activists pushing a ‘net zero’ agenda here in the U.S. would be wise to read Darwall’s piece entitled “The Folly of Climate Leadership.” The analysis tells the story of Great Britain heeding the cries for decarbonization, starting when Parliament wrote an 80% decrease in emissions target into law in 2008. They raised it to 100% – or “net zero” – in 2019. The results have clearly been catastrophic.
Hertz is Selling 20,000 Electric Vehicles to Buy
Gasoline Cars Instead

Hertz, which has made a big push into electric vehicles in recent years, has decided it’s time to cut back. The company will sell off a third of its electric fleet, totaling roughly 20,000 vehicles, and use the money they bring to purchase more gasoline powered vehicles. Electric vehicles have been hurting Hertz’s financials, executives have said, because, despite costing less to maintain, they have higher damage-repair costs and, also, higher depreciation.
As Climate Lawsuits Wind Through the Courts,
Concerns Arise Over the Impartiality of the Judges

A federal judge in Oregon denied a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to dismiss a climate-change based lawsuit, explaining in her ruling that climate change poses such a dire risk to mankind and the court is “duty-bound to provide redress for the irreparable harm government fossil fuel promotion has caused.” ... Critics worry that the activists are using the court system to enact energy policies they want, which circumvents legislatures where the policies would be voted on by elected officials representing their constituents’ desires. More than that, a network of climate activists and environmentalists, who are opposed to fossil fuel use and supportive of renewable energy, may be training judges presiding over the cases.
Wind and Solar Are Said to Be Cheaper, but Utilities
Keep Asking for Higher Rates from Consumers

 Kevin Killough
It’s often reported that wind and solar are the cheapest energy sources available. In the U.S, between 2015 and 2022, wind and solar increased from 5.6% of the electricity produced to nearly 15%. If wind and solar are so cheap, this three-fold increase should have produced a wave of reports of falling electricity rates across the country. Instead, we’ve seen the exact opposite. In the past thirty days, the media reported on rate increase requests in Illinois, California, Wyoming, Maryland, Florida, Oregon, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, Louisiana, Alaska, West Virginia, and many other states.
Internal Secret Service Records Undercut
Another Key J6 Committee Democrat Narrative

It has become one of the enduring messages of the House Democrats’ final report on the Jan. 6 riot: Donald Trump had a plan and an intention to go directly to the U.S. Capitol to join those disrupting the certification of the 2020 election results. “The Committee’s principal concern was that the President actually intended to participate personally in the January 6th efforts at the Capitol, leading the attempt to overturn the election either from inside the House Chamber, from a stage outside the Capitol, or otherwise,” the committee wrote in its final report in December, 2022.

House Panel Demands J6 Documents from Cassidy Hutchinson,
Questions Her Previous Testimony

On Monday, the House committee Oversight Subcommittee of the House Administration Committee sent a letter to key Jan. 6 Cassidy Hutchinson ordering her to preserve and produce all records in her possession related to the events of that day and her interactions with the Democratic Jan. 6 Select Committee. This new letter, from Chairman Barry Loudermilk, follows reporting from Just the News this weekend that Hutchinson – the former aide to Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows – waived her attorney-client privilege with her first lawyer and internal Secret Service memorandums undercut her narratives of key events on the day of the Capitol riot.
Dennis Prager: Corporate Media Fear One PragerU Video
‘Will Undo All the Leftism’ of Years of Public School

“Since Tennessee, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Florida, and Texas have considered allowing teachers to use PragerU videos, every major media outlet in the United States – NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post – have just attacked us,” Prager told Marlow at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest conference in Phoenix, Arizona. “Our videos are five minutes. They fear that one five-minute PragerU video will undo all the leftism of eight years of elementary school and four years of high school,” Prager added. [redux]
Have You Ever Heard of Judeo-Christian Values?
Energy Department Claims Strategic Oil Reserve Refill Prices
Good for Taxpayers, Industry Disagrees

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Wednesday another request to buy 3 million barrels of oil that will help replenish the nation’s energy stockpiles, which have been drained under President Joe Biden to their lowest level since the 1980s. Tim Stewart, president of the U.S. Oil and Gas Association, told Just the News that it’s not such a good deal when you look at the historic average price of what the oil was originally purchased at, which was less than half what the DOE is buying it for now.
Open Letter to the American People Regarding the
Willful Destruction of Our Military by Its Own Leadership

Tracy Beanz & Michelle Edwards
Nearly three years ago, in March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19 was a global pandemic, and the first human vaccine trials got underway with Moderna’s mRNA shot. Immediately, as the ominous plot to control humanity unfolded before our very eyes, warp-speed COVID-19 vaccines became the trumpeted solution that would return our overwhelmingly isolated and locked-down lives back to normal. Right on queue, governments, institutions, and mainstream media spent months indoctrinating as much of the fearful public as possible. It began by promoting the jab as a remarkable savior soon to emerge in the shape of a needle and syringe filled with a never-before-injected gene-damaging product that now holds death as one of its more severe side effects.

Florida Surgeon General Warns Against Using
mRNA COVID Vaccines Over Possible Cancer Risk

Dr. Ladapo says a Canadian study found “billions to hundreds of billions” of DNA molecules per dose, exceeding guidelines set forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). He sent a letter on Dec. 6, to the FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Mandy Cohen outlining his concerns about the high presence of DNA molecules in the mRNA vaccines alongside lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) used to deliver medicine into human cells.
Alaska Airlines Not Grounding Boeing Jet
Despite Warnings Comes Under Scrutiny

The decision by Alaska Airlines to stop flying one of its planes over the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii due to warnings from a cabin-pressurization system – yet keep flying it over land – is raising questions about whether the jet should have been in the air at all... Friday’s flight was headed from Oregon to Southern California, and made it back to Portland without serious injury to any of the 171 passengers and six crew members. But the decision to allow it to fly over land in the first place struck some aviation experts as illogical... “Since we began preliminary inspections on Saturday, we have found instances that appear to relate to installation issues in the door plug – for example, bolts that needed additional tightening,” Chicago-based United said.
Mayorkas Tells Border Patrol Agents That
‘Above 85%’ of Illegal Immigrants Released Into U.S.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday admitted to Border Patrol agents that the current rate of release for illegal immigrants apprehended at the southern border is "above 85%," sources told Fox News. Mayorkas made the remarks when meeting privately with agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, according to three Border Patrol sources who were in the room and heard the remarks themselves.
Juvenile Trans-Surgery Whistleblower Comes Forward
After 'wiping out' His Savings to Rebuff Fed Probe

A former Texas Children's Hospital surgeon spoke to Fox News after identifying himself to another journalist as the whistleblower behind the release of documents showing the hospital allegedly had not abided by the state's new ban on transgender surgeries for juveniles. In June 2023, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law that bans children from being prescribed puberty blockers and taking part in hormone therapies.
‘Excellent Work!’ Johns Hopkins Retracts
Sick DEI Agenda After Massive Outrage

Frieda Powers
The head of the Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity office of Johns Hopkins University expressed “regret” over issuing a “privilege” list that went viral. The backlash was not something Dr. Sherita Golden could ignore and she issued an update announcing that she would “retract and disavow” the definition she had used. In a letter to the Johns Hopkins Medicine community, the vice president and chief diversity officer admitted that “upon reflection.” she “deeply” regretted the definition of the word “privilege” that she had used in a newsletter.
Former Female Boxer Says USA Boxing is
'letting a man fight a woman' with New Trans Policy

A former female boxer sounded the alarm about USA Boxing's decision to allow trans women to compete against women. USA Boxing is the latest sports organization to make allowances for transgender competitors to compete in the gendered divisions they identify with. After the regulations were first drafted in August 2022, the policy went officially into effect January 1, 2024.
Your Taxes at Work: Biden Admin Spends $700K to
Keep 'Boys' from Getting Pregnant

C. Douglas Golden
Do you know how much money the government has historically spent trying to ensure teenage boys don’t get pregnant? Zero. That’s because teenage boys don’t get pregnant – or at least they didn’t until the woke year of our Lord 2023 – where, somehow, the better part of a million dollars needs to be spent studying how to prevent unwanted pregnancies among teen “boys.” According to a Thursday report from the Daily Caller, President Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services handed over a $698,736 grant to a group called the Center for Innovative Public Health Research.
Bottled Water Found to Contain Tens of Thousands of
‘Tiny Plastic Particles’ in New Study

People who drink bottled water may be getting more than just hydration, some researchers claim. A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that each bottle of water can contain hundreds of thousands of nanoplastics, which are tiny particles of plastic below 1 micrometer, measured in billionths of a meter.

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