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Federer: LABOR DAY: Railroad Strikes, Grover Cleveland, Eugene Debs, Socialist Party of America, Outsourcing

To appreciate Labor Day, one needs to know the history preceding it. At the time the United States was founded, most people were self-employed, working as either farmers or in trades, such as: baker, butcher, carpenter, cabinetmaker, upholsterer, tailor, milliner – clothes merchant, cobbler – shoe maker, chandler – candle maker, cooper – barrel maker, wheelwright – wheel craftsman, blacksmith, gunsmith, printer, and apothecary. Then, the Industrial Revolution began in the late 18th century. Where Ireland burned peat from bogs, Britain burned coal from mines. problem was that mines kept filling up with water. Scottish inventor James Watt came up with an invention to pump water out of mines – a steam pump. Steam was soon harnessed in the early 19th century to not just power pumps, but railroad steam engines, steam boats, and textile manufacturing machines. This led to the creation of factories which could mass produce items inexpensively.

Read more: https://americanminute.com/blogs/todays-american-minute/labor-day-railroad-strike-eugene-debs-founder-of-the-socialist-party-of-america-american-minute-with-bill-federer

David Deavel contributor to The Imaginative Conservative: I like the idea of celebrating “homo faber”—man the maker or worker. Work is something that is part of our dignity, a triumph of the human spirit. […] . . . It’s not just blue collar work that is work—and it’s often not the case that the wealthy in our country got that way just by investments. They tend to work a lot. But the celebration of work is something desperately needed in our culture today.


Sundance contributor to The Last Refuge: Democrats are triggered when you threaten their power, their ability to control.  Republicans are triggered when you threaten their money, their ability to enrich. The primary of 2024 is the election season when we see firsthand this corporate battle explode inside in the Republican group. Decades of entrenched power are at stake, and there have been four years of counter positioning and backroom discussion leading up to this moment.

Dr. Joseph Mercola contributor to LewRockwell.com: One explanation for why this ideological bias has taken over Wikipedia is that it’s intentionally being used as a propaganda tool by intelligence agencies and the globalist establishment that is seeking to implement a new global governance, a New World Order/One World Government. To succeed in that Herculean effort, they can’t allow a multitude of dissenting viewpoints to proliferate, and intelligence agencies are working together to disseminate and uphold the Deep State’s narratives worldwide.

Allen Mashburn contributor to American Greatness: The Left’s relentless war against Donald Trump is emblematic of a broader campaign aimed at stifling dissenting voices and eroding the founding principles of our nation. This battle is going to require resolve, and love for our families and country. We have no choice. We are at war. It has never been about Donald Trump—it’s about forcing Americans into submission. The sooner we realize it, the sooner you will begin to fight, and win.

Gary D. Barnett contributor to LewRockwell.com: It is my opinion that the most dangerous threats to freedom and human kind at this point, are the frauds called ‘climate change,’ and the plotted digital takeover of the monetary system. Fake ‘climate change’ will be the motivating catalyst used to lock down and restrict humanity beyond the imagination of most, and central bank digital currencies will be used to drive the nail in the coffin of all dissent. Once these agenda items are solidified, any hope of liberty will be quashed. This cannot be stressed strongly enough, as the time we have left to alter this deadly course we are on is disappearing quickly. Don’t wait until it is too late!

Charles Hurt is The Washington Times opinion editor and columnist: For the record, Mr. Trump cleared the path for a robust economy, bolstered domestic energy production, started no new wars, delivered peace in the Middle East and proved to both parties once and for all that it really is possible to seal the southern border. Which is why they will stop at nothing to destroy him. Two impeachments, a disputed election and four indictments later, Mr. Trump is still swinging away. And so far, voters are not distracted.

Norman Podhoretz a Democrat in the 50’s and 60’s who was present at the corruption of the Democrat Party: We all have to face the fact that we are at war, albeit a cold civil war, and that this moment is not just an ordinary political disagreement in which we can be bipartisan, etc., etc. All that, that’s gone. God bless America is all I can say. Amen.

Alastair Crooke contributor to LewRockwell.com: The ruling class, Anton writes, will surely consolidate ‘the base’ – “[T]hrough being ever-more radical, hateful, and incompetent. They have shown time and again that there is no moderation in them. They can’t let up even a single mile per hour, not even when easing back is in their clear interest. Whether they are driven by the demands of their base, their own internal conviction, or some supernatural force, I couldn’t say”. “What happens then? Well, in the words of the “Transition Integrity Project,” a Soros-network-linked collective, who in 2020 gamed out their strategy for preventing a Trump second term, the contest [ultimately] would become “a street fight – and not a legal battle.” Again, ‘their words’, not mine. But allow me [Michael Anton] to translate [what this] says: [We may expect a repetition of] the 2020 summer riots, but in orders of magnitude larger: And not to be called off, until their people are secure in the White House”. Will people weep for the West? No …

Rebeka Zeljko contributor to The Federalist: At a time when the majority of Americans recognize the corporate media are dishonest, journalism tops the list of the 10 most regretted college majors, according to a ZipRecruiter survey from last November that CNBC republicised on Sunday. A whopping 87 percent of journalism graduates regret their degree choice, with sociology, liberal arts, communications, and education next on the regret list. Of job seekers with college degrees overall, 44 percent regret their chosen major.


Sundance: US Special Operations Command Will Deploy Argus AI Program to Scour Social Media for Disinformation, Misinformation and Malinformation, National Security Authority to Protect U.S. Internet from “Pain Points”

Annnd… Here we go. If you have not read the background {Go Deep}, you will not have the appropriate context to absorb the latest revelation about how the Dept of Defense will now conduct online monitoring operations, using enhanced AI to protect the U.S. internet from “disinformation” under the auspices of national security. Gee, who would have predicted that U.S. internet operations would suddenly have a totally new set of enhanced AI guardians at the gateways? 👀 Read Carefully – Eyes Wide Open: The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has contracted New York-based Accrete AI to deploy software that detects “real time” disinformation threats on social media. […] But wait… It gets worse!

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/09/01/us-special-operations-command-will-deploy-argus-ai-program-to-scour-social-media-for-disinformation-misinformation-and-malinformation-national-security-authority-to-protect-u-s-internet-from-pain/

Mittlestadt: Ariz. Gov. Hobbs’ request for Twitter to censor her critics sparks legislative investigation

Democrat Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs asked Twitter, now called X, to censor critics of a tweet she posted while serving in the state legislature. According to Arizona Capitol Oversight, a self-described government accountability website, “then-Secretary Katie Hobbs and her government office engaged in an extensive campaign to censor her critics before and during her campaign for governor.” Hobbs tweeted a comparison likening Trump supporters to Nazis. Hobbs allegedly sought retribution against critics of that tweet. The Tennessee Star reported that Hobbs’ team used an official government email address on August 3, 2022, in the midst of Hobbs’ campaign for governor, to try and get a tweet from the AZGOP censored. The tweet Hobbs tried to have removed said, “Hobbs is failing at her current job…How can she ask anyone to give her a promotion to #AZGOV?” Hobbs’ then-chief of staff, Allie Bonese, emailed the Center for Internet Security and reported it as disinformation, the emails show.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/nation/free-speech/arizona-gov-hobbs-requested-twitter-censor-critics-post-comparing-trump


Montgomery: NY AG Consumed By Attempts to Wipe Value Off Trump Firms, As Crime Soars.

New York Attorney General Letita James, who campaigned for office during the Donald Trump administration on a platform of going after the “illegitimate president” in the courts, is pressing a judge to rule against the now-former president before he even goes to trial. AG James has been pursuing Trump, his children, and their family business for years now, claiming the MAGA kingpin overstated his net worth by $812 million to $2.2 billion from 2011 to 2021 and seeking sanctions including a $250 million payment and a near-ban on the Trumps doing business in New York in a civil trial scheduled for October.

She wants the courts to issue a summary judgment against Trump related to fraud the trial starts, however, citing a supposed “mountain of undisputed evidence”.

Read more: https://thenationalpulse.com/2023/08/31/ny-ag-consumed-by-attempts-to-wipe-value-off-trump-firms-as-crime-soars/


Dragu: The Depopulation Death Cult

Is depopulation a deliberate agenda that’s being implemented by a “cult of death” even as we speak? In today’s episode, we discuss the U.S. government’s “Kissinger Report” on depopulation; the steep decline in fertility rates; the roles of Covid-19, Covid “vaccines,” and trans and homosexual lifestyles in depopulation; and why the world could use more, not fewer, people. The New American’s publisher, Dennis Behreandt, and executive senior editor, Steve Bonta, make a strong case for human innovation over population reduction.

Watch the 56:52 minute report: https://thenewamerican.com/video/tv/the-depopulation-death-cult/

Shurk: Globalists Resurrect Roman Censor to Police Public Morals

One of the most powerful and prestigious offices in the ancient Roman Republic was the censor. It was the censor’s duty to conduct the census — an account of all the citizens and their properties, an appraisal of an individual Roman’s qualifications for certain honors and ranks, and a division of the people into distinct social classes. Having the authorities both to assess tax liability and noble rank made the two censors who shared this office inherently powerful. For this reason, the patricians (the ruling class) originally precluded the plebeians (the commoners) from ever obtaining the office. The ruling class was not keen on empowering a commoner to decide who is worthy of being a patrician! Over time, this duty to conduct an official census expanded to include other substantial powers. […] If these authoritarian powers sound remarkably familiar to Westerners today, that’s because Western governments have fully embraced the role of the ancient Roman censors — dividing society into deserving and undeserving classes, promulgating and enforcing “woke” public morals, and engaging in partisan tax-and-spend policies that reward certain industries and workforces over others. Just as with Rome’s censors, our censors ostensibly work for the “public good.” Unlike many of the illustrious Roman censors from two and a half millennia ago, though, today’s censors are not known for exhibiting exceptional character or honor. […] Until ordinary citizens reclaim control over their private property and wrest control of monetary currencies from overspending governments and their central bank enablers, censorship will only worsen. […] What could possibly go wrong when the same people with the power to collect taxes are the ones who assert a monopoly over “truth”? Propaganda and political persecution flourish.  Some of the worst inflation in the last century is simply relabeled a . . .

Read more at American Thinker.

Haynes: Archbishop Viganò: Globalism Is ‘Satanic’ Preparation for the ‘Rise of the Antichrist’

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has once again condemned the rise of “globalism,” stating that it prepares humanity “for the political rise of the Antichrist.” In an August 24 interview with a French-language news outlet, Viganò commented on the rise of “globalism” and its impact upon society. Re-issuing a denouncement of globalism which he has consistently made, the archbishop linked corruption in society to corruption in the Catholic Church: The element that in my opinion needs to be made clear – for the denunciation to be complete – is the specular relationship between the coup of the deep state in the civil sphere and the similar coup of the deep church in the ecclesiastical sphere. The “subversive action” undermining each sphere is “identical,” he stated, “as are the inspiring principles that move them and the goals they set.” […] Viganò stated how: In short, we are governed by a high command of usurers and speculators, from Bill Gates, who invests in large farms right on the eve of the food emergency, or in vaccines just before the outbreak of the pandemic, to George Soros, who speculates on the fluctuations of currencies and government bonds and along with Hunter Biden finances a biolaboratory in Ukraine.

He argued that national leaders and heads of states “are traitors of our nation who are devoted to the elimination of populations, and that all of their actions are carried out in order to cause the greatest amount of harm to citizens.”

Read more: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archbishop-vigano-globalism-is-satanic-preparation-for-the-rise-of-the-antichrist/?utm_source=popular

DiLorenzo: Let’s Call It Treason

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke, 1729-1797. If you do nothing in a difficult time, your strength is limited. Proverbs 24. Millions of people around the world are beginning to figure out that there is a force, an evil cabal trying to take over the entire planet. This force has influenced leaders of every persuasion, in every country, and has been remarkably successful in putting a vast amount of governmental, religious, educational, medical, corporate and institutional leaders in a sort of trance…zombie like, to do their will. The New World Order or The Great Reset.

This force has faces…Bill Gates, George Soros, Klaus Schwab, Biden, Obama, Clinton and hundreds of others…all doing the work of the World Economic Forum. Archbishop Viganò has been stalwart in his opposition to what is called The New World Order or The Great Reset and probably knows of it better than most, for it has invaded even his Church. He calls it as it is: “A dystopian society, without past and without future, without faith and without ideals, without culture and without art, without fathers and mothers, without family and spirituality, without teachers and spiritual guides, without either respect for the elderly or hopes for our children. The recent pandemic farce — conducted with criminal methods . . . […] National leaders are going out of their way to destroy their collective countries. These chief executives and oligarchs, feeling a New World Order is inevitable, are merely vying for high position in what they think will be a new society. It is not more evident than here in the United States. […] Biden kicks back as America crumbles…our very own Nero who fiddles while America burns. Do we simply watch as they harass, assault, imprison and kill innocents for insurrection while we observe theirs? The Left seems unaffected by it all. Are they that secure of the 2024 election results? Is the fix already in? […] Like Trump or not, no one strikes fear into the hearts of the Left like Donald Trump

Read more: Let’s Call It Treason | Canada Free Press– Print Friendly


Hazard: Electric vehicles catch fire after being exposed to saltwater from Hurricane Idalia

“If you own a hybrid or electric vehicle that has come into contact with saltwater due to recent flooding within the last 24 hours, it is crucial to relocate the vehicle from your garage without delay,” the department wrote in a Facebook post. “Saltwater exposure can trigger combustion in lithium-ion batteries. If possible, transfer your vehicle to higher ground.”

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/transportation/electric-vehicles-catch-fire-after-being-exposed-saltwater-hurricane

Moodey: Zero Carbon Is a Whale-Killer

 Net-zero carbon may spell death for more whales. It will certainly result in more poverty for us. Poverty tracks with prices. If prices are low enough, there is no poverty. Our low point of poverty occurred in the Roaring Twenties, when an average home cost $4,000 and cars were $400. We could pay off our homes in 3–5 years (mortgage terms at the time) and pay off our cars with only two months’ average pay. It is the inflated price of goods that causes poverty. And contrary to the current groupthink that the money supply is causing inflation, inflation tends to track with the price of oil. That became apparent to me when I wrote my first economic essay in the late 1970s about oil prices and inflation. The price of oil started at a low of $1.25 per barrel in 1970 and climbed to $37 in 1980 as a result of three enormous tax increases. OPEC imposed an approximate $6.00 tax in 1976, followed by an $8.00 tax. Then oil more than doubled to $37 in 1980, when Jimmy Carter’s windfall profits tax took effect. […] Net zero carbon 2050 will cause runaway inflation that our country has never seen, and inflation causes poverty.

Read more at American Thinker.


Sky: DNA testing technology can be abused by the government to turn the U.S. into a SURVEILLANCE STATE

Things like genealogical DNA tests may seem interesting and harmless, but the government could be violating your privacy and eyeing your data for DNA technology and genetic profiling. The police state could use your data to find any associations you may have with individuals on the government’s most wanted lists. Even if you have nothing to hide, it will soon be harder to stay under the radar. In the hands of government officials, DNA technology can be abused to turn the country into a complete surveillance state, where prison walls are disguised within the seemingly harmless trappings of technological and scientific progress, national security and the need to protect against terrorists, civil unrest or pandemics. With access to your DNA, the government will find out everything about you, such as your family chart, your ancestry or your inclination to follow orders.

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2023-09-01-dna-technology-abused-government-surveillance-state.html

Mercola: Wikipedia Is an Information Warfare Tool

According to Wikipedia cofounder Larry Sanger — who left Wikipedia in 2002, the year after its inception — U.S. intelligence has been manipulating the online encyclopedia since at least 2008, if not longer. Sanger recently sat down to speak with independent journalist Glenn Greenwald (video above) about the subversion of the site he helped create. 1 Sanger says he noticed a bias creeping in around 2006, particularly in areas of science and medicine. Around 2010, he started noticing that articles about Eastern Medicine were being changed to reflect blatantly biased positions, using “dismissive epithets” to paint this ancient tradition as quackery. In 2012, evidence also emerged revealing a Wikipedia trustee and “Wikipedian in Residence” were being paid to edit pages on behalf of their clients and secure their placement on Wikipedia’s front page in the “Did You Know” section 2–which publicizes new or expanded articles 3 — a clear violation of Wikipedia rules. […] One explanation for why this ideological bias has taken over Wikipedia is that it’s intentionally being used as a propaganda tool by intelligence agencies and the globalist establishment that is seeking to implement a new global governance, a New World Order/One World Government.

Read more/ Watch the 19:15 minute Sanger interview:  https://www.lewrockwell.com/2023/09/joseph-mercola/wikipedia-is-an-information-warfare-tool/

Barnett: Government and Those Who Control Government, Are the Most Monstrous Terrorists of All Time

The real terrorists, the most brutal, and the most murderous; those who perpetrate terror and cause and allow others to commit acts of horror, are government and those who control government. As to the most prolific of all nation-state terrorism, the U.S. is by far, the worst among all nations on earth, and is the leader of terrorism worldwide. The term State terrorism, is an accurate description, but instead of State terrorism by outside and foreign ‘enemies,’ it is almost exclusively today in the form of terrorism against the people by one’s own government, and nothing could have proven this fact more than the resent bogus ‘covid’ terroristic fraud foisted on this entire population, as well as every other country on earth. Terrorism and the war of terrorism, has finally been exposed as only a vehicle of power and control, meant to subdue and command dominance over resident populations. Of course, this heinous plot is based on fear, and so long as the collective herd can be made afraid of monsters from afar or within, they can be restricted, restrained, muted, and fooled into mass compliance and voluntary enslavement. The weapons being used by the State are many, from threats of war, manipulated weather and bogus weather reporting, fake ‘climate change,’ intentionally set fires, manufactured ‘pandemics,’ economic destruction, hyper-inflation, lack of food and proper medical care, and on and on. This is the real terror, and the greatest risk to us all.

Read more: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2023/09/gary-d-barnett/government-and-those-who-control-government-are-the-most-monstrous-terrorists-of-all-time/


Sundance: Iowa Republican Party Begins to Make Their Move Against MAGA – Reminder of The Core Battle

The functional mission of the UniParty apparatus is not based on ideology; the core and consequential baseline revolves around the business of American politics and the motives of the people who control the institutions within it. For this outline I focus only on the Republican wing, the GOP corporation, one side of the professional business apparatus. WRITE THIS DOWN and force yourself to remember it every day. “The Republican Party priority is to retain their business, to control the outcomes, and this has nothing to do with winning elections.” The RNC would rather lose elections and retain power, than win elections and lose operational control over the apparatus. In the past several decades, the motive of a Republican or Democrat politician advancing their influence by running for political office has absolutely nothing to do with representing the interests of the American people. Nothing. Their interests are to engage within the business of politics, while presenting themselves as qualified actors to retain the premise of political service. This is why they will spend $10 million to win an office that only pays $400k/yr. […] The RNC and DNC are two operational wings inside the industry of politics. They are in the same business, but they have slightly different business models. The Republicans (RNC) want money, the Democrats (DNC) want power. The Republicans use power to get money, the Democrats use money to get power.  The donor activity of the Republicans drives their agenda. The agenda of the Democrats drives their donor activity. It is a subtle nuance, but once you really understand it, everything falls into place.

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/09/03/iowa-republican-party-begins-to-make-their-move-against-maga-reminder-of-the-core-battle/


New phone sparks worry China has found a way around U.S. tech limits

Huawei Technologies Co.’s new smartphone, the Mate 60 Pro, represents a new high-water mark in China’s technological capabilities, with an advanced chip inside that was both designed and manufactured in China despite onerous U.S. export controls intended to prevent China from making this technical jump. Those sanctions were first imposed by the Trump administration and continued under President Biden. The timing of the phone announcement on Monday, while Raimondo was in Beijing, appeared to be a show of defiance. Chinese state media declared it showed the U.S. that trade war was a “failure.”

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/new-phone-sparks-worry-china-has-found-a-way-around-us-tech-limits/ar-AA1g8mX8

King: China’s Flagging Economy

For most of the last decade, there has been a ubiquitous media narrative that it was just a matter of time before China’s economy surpassed the U.S. economy. However, in the last year, there has been a neck-snapping reversal in that narrative. Now, there is story after story highlighting the weakness of China’s economy and frequently making dire predictions about its future. But a cooling of the Chinese economy was always in the cards and while it faces serious challenges, it is still going to be the second-largest economy in the world for a long time. […]  . . .in the last several years, the government led by Xi Jinping has been pulling back from the market reforms originally instituted by Deng Xiaoping. In doing so, the government is undermining China’s growth. It is hard to divine the motivation behind this pullback as the consequences seem plainly predictable. My guess is that the leadership has found that the burgeoning free market was prompting more social and political change than it found comfortable. As I discussed in another post, civil disorder is one of the great fears engrained in the Chinese psyche. China will continue to struggle with trying to find the right balance between allowing the market to drive productivity and the pace of social/political change, which will be a drag on its economy.

Read more at Real Clear Politics.

(A flagging CCP economy and Democrats come to the rescue) Miguel: Biden Approves Michigan Plant for Firm Employing Hundreds of CCP Members

Beijing is continuing the long march through America’s institutions without an ounce of protest from the federal government. On the contrary, the White House is virtually handing China the keys to the country. A Chinese firm that employs hundreds of members of the Chinese Community Party (CCP) will be building up to two electric vehicle battery plants in Michigan thanks to approval from Joe Biden and the state’s Democratic politicians. […] According to Fox News, Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) filings reveal that Gotion, based in Fremont, California, was registered as a Chinese foreign principal.

And the Gotion plant isn’t likely to be the last major Chinese facility to be built in the Great Lakes State. Ford Motor Company and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL), China’s top electric vehicle battery supplier, are proposing to jointly build a $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Marshall, Michigan.

Read more: https://thenewamerican.com/us/politics/biden-approves-michigan-plant-for-firm-employing-hundreds-of-ccp-members/


(H/T PC) Durden: A Dire Warning: The US Plan To Make Ukraine Into Europe’s ‘Big Israel’

In his famous anti-Vietnam War speech, the late senator from South Dakota George McGovern told fellow Congressional leaders, “This chamber reeks of blood.” On Saturday, journalist Max Blumenthal opened a hard-hitting talk at the Ron Paul Institute’s “Which Way America…?” conference in D.C. by quoting those words, but applied them to the US proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. Blumenthal said that in Ukraine, Washington continues “wasting the lives and bodies of over 150,000 men, and that’s according to the Pentagon.” Citing recent studies on the immense numbers of Ukrainians who have lost limbs after a year-and-a-half of fighting (which could be surpassing WWI rates), he said the true Ukraine casualty count could be closer to 500,000 – which marks a monumental tragedy and disaster. The GrayZone journalist then said of today’s Congress that “this chamber” not only “reeks of blood” but.. “they have wasted Ukrainian society on the mantle of anti-Russia hysteria” – as lawmakers in lockstep with the Biden administration continue to sink billions into Kiev.

Read more: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/dire-warning-against-us-plan-turn-ukraine-europes-big-israel

Sundance: As Expected, Ukraine Removes Defense Minister After Corruption Probe – Next Up in Rotation, Another Corrupt Defense Minister

A corrupt minister is caught stealing and skimming money for his/her own benefit. The corrupt minister is fired and replaced with another corrupt minister, and then the clock starts ticking until the replacement makes a mistake and gets caught doing the same thing as his predecessor. The corrupt activity in Kyiv is identical to the corrupt activity in Washington DC, because it is created by the same corrupt process. Wash – Rinse – Repeat.

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/09/03/as-expected-ukraine-removes-defense-minister-after-corruption-probe-next-up-in-rotation-another-corrupt-defense-minister/

Trends Journal: Lloyd Austin’s Raytheon Sees Big Business as Result of Ukraine War

Austin, who has been a significant proponent of ‘giving Ukraine what it needs to win,’ earned seven figures from the defense companies before joining Biden’s revolving door from the private sector. […] Raytheon has been flush with contracts since the start of the war. The U.S, awarded a Lockheed Martin-Raytheon joint venture $309 million in contracts for the Javelin program and the U.S. Army said in May that it awarded a contract worth $625 million to Raytheon for Stinger missiles to replenish stocks sent to Ukraine. […] Austin, who sat on the board of Raytheon, America’s second largest defense contractor before he was appointed by Joe Biden to become U.S. Secretary of Defense, has been one of Washington’s biggest proponents of more war in Ukraine since the outbreak back in February 2022.

Read more: https://trendsinthenews.substack.com/p/lloyd-austins-raytheon-sees-big-business


Duffy-Alfonso: In Biden’s America, Butchering Viable Babies Is Fine But Protesting Their Murder Is Criminal 

D.C. police confirmed an abortionist who appears to have illegally performed partial-birth abortions will be allowed to continue with no criminal investigation, the same week peaceful pro-lifers who staged a protest at his abortion facility were found guilty in federal court and face imprisonment.

According to the Daily Signal, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department stated Thursday they are not actively investigating abortionist Cesare Santangelo, whom pro-life activists have accused of performing gruesome abortions of viable babies. The Federalist also asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation if it was investigating Santangelo, but the agency refused to answer the question. The accusations stem from pro-life activists Lauren Handy and Terrisa Bukovinac, who obtained a box of five preemie-sized babies outside Santangelo’s practice, the Washington Surgi-Clinic, in March 2022. The babies became known to pro-lifers as “The Five.” Meanwhile, on Tuesday, a Washington D.C. federal court found five pro-life activists, including Handy, guilty of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act for their participation in an October 2020 rescue and protest at the Washington Surgi-Clinic. The pro-lifers face up to 11 years in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and fines of up to $350,000.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/01/in-bidens-america-butchering-viable-babies-is-fine-but-protesting-their-murder-is-criminal/

Glass: White House Regime: Pharma Negotiations a Ponzi Scheme

Biden has declared he will begin negotiations with respective Pharma companies over the cost of 10 drugs obtained thru Medicare.   One such drug is Stelara which costs $25,497.12 every 8 weeks or $152,982.72 per year. Currently, if you are insured, your cost is $5 per dose out of pocket. However, Stelara does not give this discount to those on Medicare, Medicaid, or VA benefits. […] Stelara comes with a warning of serious side effects because it attacks your ‘immune system’. It causes TB, Cancer, lung deterioration – and death. The drug is for psoriasis, crohns and colitis. None of these diseases cause death. And doctors have no idea what causes these diseases other than a compromised immune system. The number of patients taking this drug between 2009 and 2019 was 300,000. […] Lowering Medicare’s drug costs on drugs that the vast majority of Americans do NOT take won’t impact Medicare. It is a Ponzi scheme. We already have hundreds of drugs that are duplicated. We have Generics on the assembly line!  Medicare typically will recommend generic drugs instead of the pricier patented ones. The negotiations will take years and not become enforceable until 2026.

It is all simply another distraction.

Read more:   https://helenaglass.net/2023/08/30/white-house-pharma-negotiations/

Taibbi: Tracking Orwellian Change: “Democracy”

DEMOCRACY (n): Whatever we are and Russia is not. Stops at nothing to defend itself, boldly casting norms aside to preserve norms. Contact Aurum Speakers Bureau to hear Anne Applebaum speak on its behalf. Synonymous with the “rules-based international order,” even though the “international order” views attachment to democratic sovereignty as nationalism. Is already “on the ballot,” and a t-shirt, for 2024. Paradoxically those who cast ballots for “democracy” are more inclined to wonder lately if there is too much of it here. Incidentally whether or not there is too much democracy at home may be discussed, but whether there is too little in places like Ukraine may not. The modern term democracy promotion, which even the Brookings Institute says may “rely on cooperation with undemocratic governments” and has connotations of regime change, is a near-perfect antonym of the term it replaced, now in disrepute: self-determination. […] Now the primary threat to democratic rule is another recently-bastardized term: populism. This has necessitated another full Orwellian inversion. The people rule is re-cast as The people sit, and while leaders like the positive marketing connotations of democracy, they increasingly can do without the messy specifics of constitutional governance — and hope we’ll learn to do the same.

Read more: https://www.racket.news/p/tracking-orwellian-change-democracy

Douraghy: Migrant commits 14 crimes within two months of arriving to New York

A man who entered New York City just two months ago after living in Venezuela has become a poster boy for the migrant crisis after he was arrested six separate times, often for violent attacks. He arrived in the city just about two months ago, first coming in on June 27. […] “He’s been wreaking havoc,” stated a cop with over 20 years of experience.

Read more: https://thepostmillennial.com/migrant-commits-14-crimes-within-two-months-of-arriving-to-nyc


Novielli: Abortion businesses take aim at new revenue from trans services

Abortion facilities across the United States, including many Planned Parenthood affiliates, are cashing in on the proliferation of transgender confusion resulting from the promotion of transgender ideology. Some abortion facilities do not even specify age limits on their website for transgender services, while others openly advertise the service to minors. While Planned Parenthood offers transgender services to adults, a small number of affiliates openly advertise that they also offer the body-altering drugs to minors (some promote “puberty blockers” for children or provide hormone injections to minors). And it is clear that Planned Parenthood has plans to expand its targeting of teens; a brochure uploaded by the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood affiliate claims to serve “patients 16 & older for HRT, with the hope to serve younger patients in the future.” (emphasis added)

Read more: https://www.wnd.com/2023/09/abortion-businesses-take-aim-new-revenue-trans-services/

Pauley: Two teacher strikes in southwest WA delay start of school for 24,000 students

Test scores throughout the district were poor with only 25% meeting math standards and 35.6% meeting science standards, according to the OSPI. […] The Camas Education Association and the Evergreen Education Association are seeking new collective bargaining agreements that include more competitive pay and more support for students. On Sunday, the Camas School District proposed a two-year contract to the Camas Education Association. The proposal included a raise of 5.7% for the 2023-24 school year. This means the average teacher salary in year one would be $110,032, according to the district. The salary would increase 5.9% in the following school year. The proposal was not accepted by the Camas Education Association.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/two-teacher-strikes-southwest-wa-delay-start-school-24000-students

Welch: Democrats Try To Whitewash Their Starring Role in School Closures

In what has become an annual tradition, Democrats and too many journalists are marking back-to-school season by trying to insist with a straight face that the COVID-era school closures from the autumn of 2020 all the way through 2022 were a bipartisan phenomenon, perhaps even mostly attributable to Republicans. “Remember,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday, echoing an administration “fact sheet” released the same day, “when the president walked [into office], more than 50 percent of schools were shut down because of COVID, because the last administration didn’t have a plan—didn’t have a comprehensive plan—to deal with COVID and what it was doing to our economy and what it was doing to our kids. And because the president put…schools reopening and businesses reopening and making sure that people got shots in arms, made that a priority, we were able to open up the schools.”

There are several insufficiently factual assertions in that statement,  . . . […] The states that closed their schools most—Hawaii, Maryland, Washington, California, Oregon, New Jersey, Massachusetts—did not have in common levels of infection, or hospital capacity, or mortality; but rather that they each voted for Biden over Trump by double-digit margins.

Read more: https://reason.com/2023/08/31/democrats-try-to-whitewash-their-starring-role-in-school-closures/


(CFP) Mslisterssis on X: A shout out to all the oh so righteous trans allies. You’re not the good guys. #transisacult

Watch the 1:39 minute video: https://twitter.com/mslisterssis/status/1696121208646107474

Widburg: A distraught ‘transgender’ person’s video brings important truths to light

 was tootling through X this morning, looking for interesting things to share with you. What stood out was a video of a tearful woman complaining at great length about the horror of being misgendered at a gay bar. It was quite funny, of course, but it was also illuminating. First, it suggested that homosexuals have had it with transgenders. Second, it spoke to the incredible importance of a world with visible boundaries in terms of behavior and identity. […] Before I get to my main points, I must agree with this sobbing mess of a woman on one point: She’s no lady . . . […] The first thing to notice about this video is that employees at a gay bar were unimpressed by someone’s gender statement. This is important because the transgender movement will be severely weakened if the lesbians and gays kick it out of the fold—and they’d be right to do so. Gay and lesbian are sexual orientations that have existed for as long as humans have recorded their behavior. So-called transgenderism is the newest flavor of mental illness. Also, so-called transgenderism is being used to . . . […] The next point is that this is what “privilege” does to you: It erases the external pressures that help keep people sane. Watching this woman, all I could think of was fascinating history books about insanity amongst European royals over the centuries. Some of these royals were genetically insane because they were so inbred. However, it’s obvious that a great deal of the insane behavior came about because . . .

Read more/Watch the 2:43 minute video at American Thinker.


CFP: Tucker believes Biden is willing to risk nuclear war to get reelected: “There will be a hot war between the United States and Russia within the next year.”

Watch the 5:41 minute monologue: https://twitter.com/CitizenFreePres/status/1696883369215193250

Revolver.news: There’s a coven of women who are running Fox News into the ground…

Tucker discusses being fired by Fox News in-depth for first time since oust: “Obviously, I said too much. And I’m not sure exactly what I said was bad, no one ever told me… It’s a company run by fearful women… Our view on the war in Ukraine was really, really hated. I could feel it.”

Watch the 5:15 minute video: https://revolver.news/2023/09/a-coven-of-women-is-running-fox-news-into-the-ground/


Claremont Review Of Books: PRESENT AT THE CREATION

CRB: Since our interview with you three years ago (Spring 2019), a lot has happened. In 2019, you told the CRB’s readers that Donald Trump’s election in 2016 was “a kind of miracle,” and you called him “an unworthy vessel chosen by God to save us from the evil on the Left.” And you finished that passage by remarking, “If he doesn’t win in 2020, I would despair of the future.” Now it’s 2022. Trump didn’t win. Are you despairing? NP: Well, I have to resist being in despair—it’s my natural default position anyway—but I still feel pretty much the way I felt to begin with. The fact of the matter is, the idea of his being an unworthy vessel for doing God’s work—though of course not meant literally—I think makes sense. And my prime example always was King David, who did many bad things, which, according to the Bible, is why God did not allow him to build the Temple. I used to use this analogy so often that my son John, who was a mild Never Trumper, at some point said, “Stop with the King David already!” But there is now a complication. Trump has done a few things that go beyond the vices that the imperfect vessel is allowed, even while doing God’s work. For example, in 2020 he lost Georgia for the Republicans, which cost them the Senate. CRB: But you consider that political malpractice? Losing Georgia? NP:  . . . […] CRB: Let’s talk about what has happened to the Democratic Party, and to the American Left—your former party and your former political side. You wrote a book called My Love Affair with America (2000). Does it pain you to see what your former comrades think nowadays of America? NP: Well, it pains me less than you would think because I was present at the creation, as Dean Acheson said in a different context. I was present at the corruption of the Democratic Party. I was a Democrat in the 1950s and ’60s

Read the fascinating interview in its entirety: https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/present-at-the-creation-2/


Mackinnon: Stray dog repeatedly escaped from shelter to hang out in a nursing home. Now, he gets to call it his own: ‘If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.’

A nameless stranger with a mysterious past found himself incarcerated in a facility in Bellaire, Michigan. While clearly homeless, he nevertheless evidenced a strong sense of belonging. However, he apparently did not feel that he belonged at the Antrim County Animal Control shelter. The dog, later named Scout — a 65-pound mutt at least 10 years of age about whom little was known except for signs of past abuse and evidence of having been shot in the face — managed to break free of the shelter on multiple occasions, clearing both the shelter’s 10-foot chain link fence and a 6-foot privacy fence, then crossing a highway, reported the Detroit Free Press. […] The first time he got out, Scout made his way inside the nursing home and slept in the lobby on a leather loveseat. A nurse found Scout the next morning then called animal control, who acknowledged he had gone missing the night before. Scout made another great escape just a few nights later. Again, he found his groove on the leather loveseat, and again he slept until caught. […]  “I’m a person who looks at outward signs, and if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be,” Marna Robertson, the facility’s administrator, told the Free Press. “He did that one time, two times, three times, and obviously that’s something you should pay attention to. And I asked the staff, ‘Well, he wants to be here. Would anybody like to have a dog?'” The staff evidently answered in the affirmative — to the delight of the residents.

Read more/Watch the 24 second video:  https://www.theblaze.com/news/dog-repeatedly-escaped-from-shelter-to-hang-out-in-a-nursing-home-which-he-now-gets-to-call-his-own


Kruta: Kentucky’s Democratic Governor Won’t Commit To Replacing McConnell With A Republican

Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY) has so far not committed to replacing Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with another Republican, should the Senate Minority Leader’s health become a persistent problem. Beshear evaded the question about a possible Senate vacancy — pointing out the fact that McConnell has given no indication he intends to retire before the end of his current term — during a Thursday press conference.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/kentuckys-democratic-governor-wont-commit-to-replacing-mcconnell-with-a-republican

Singh: Here Are The Supreme Court Elections To Watch In Critical Swing States

Three swing states will hold elections to their supreme courts over the next 18 months, potentially altering court compositions amid key cultural and political flashpoints such as abortion, guns and redistricting. Between 2023 and 2024, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan will hold elections for several seats on their supreme courts, which have the final word on matters of state law regarding abortion and gerrymandering, among others. These seats are likely to be highly contested as partisan groups seek to bring litigation to change the law on these issues, political strategists and academics told the DCNF.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/09/03/state-supreme-court-elections/

Stoddard: To Beat Trump, Democrats Need a Whitmer-Warnock Ticket

A new Associated Press-NORC poll showed 77 percent of Americans say Biden is too old to carry out a second term, including 69 percent of Democrats. Those numbers have been rising over a series of similar findings. If most voters see Biden’s age as disqualifying now, it’s not hard to imagine what polls on his viability will show us a year from now. […] A new standard-bearer is required to decisively beat Trump next year. It has nothing to do with the president’s record or Joe Biden the man. This is purely strategic, and solely about his chance of winning, as well as Kamala Harris’s. […] DEMOCRATS HAVE A DEEPER BENCH than many people appreciate. In particular, there are two leaders from swing states who can provide generational change, a fresh start, and a far more serious threat to Trump than Biden can: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock. Whitmer, 52, is one of the most experienced, exciting, and winning Democrats in the country. She is as tough a candidate, and leader, as the Democrats can find, and she was vetted as a potential VP pick in 2020. Warnock, who has won pluralities or majorities in five elections in three years, is the cerebral 54-year-old senior pastor at Martin Luther King Jr.’s church. He grew up in public housing, went through a messy divorce—no longer disqualifying in the age of Trump—has small children, and was the top small donor fundraiser from either party in 2022. The dramatic stakes of his election gave him national name recognition: Less than 10 percent of Warnock’s individual donations came from within his state.

Read more: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fplus.thebulwark.com%2Fp%2Fto-beat-trump-democrats-need-whitmer-warnock

Gordon: Squatters take over Wyoming city: Vagrants leave millions of dollars worth of damage to motel and 500lbs of human feces in downtown area – as Casper fights off a homeless invasion

Casper, the second-largest city in the state, is home to 60,000 residents but now also has about 200 homeless people. Some have seized various properties that are empty or abandoned, including an abandoned Econo Lodge motel that hasn’t operated since November. Casper Mayor Bruce Knell described the extent of destruction as akin to ‘third-world-country stuff’. […] The motel which had about 300 rooms was already closed due to flooding, was taken over by squatters, who have now rendered it both uninhabitable and hazardous. […] ‘We know very well we cannot litigate our way or arrest our way out of the problem, but our police need some teeth to start dealing with the squatting,’ Mayor Knell said. ‘They’re just causing so many problems.’ […] The city council is now considering implementing a new code that would require  squatters to obtain written consent from property owners and set limits on how long they can could camp on private property. The city’s mayor has suggested that while homelessness is a complex issue to deal with, many of those who find themselves in such a position are also struggling with substance abuse or mental illness and make a point of refusing to conform to society’s rules and laws.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12476861/Squatters-Wyoming-city-Vagrants-leave-millions-dollars-worth-damage-motel-500lbs-human-feces-downtown-area-Casper-fights-homeless-invasion.html

Mreme: Arizona will open football season with ‘land acknowledgement game’

University of Arizona  and Northern Arizona University (NAU) will open the college football season with a “land acknowledgment” football game on Sept 2. […] On its about page, the University of Arizona prominently displays a land acknowledgment statement proclaiming that the school is established on the “land and territories of indigenous peoples.” “Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui,” the statement says. “Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.”

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=23905

Revolver.news: Yes, Joe Biden has been a national embarrassment, but so has Jill…

What defines a successful First Lady? For many, it’s someone who gracefully and steadfastly supports her husband, engages in philanthropic endeavors, and looks impeccably polished around the clock — essentially, Melania Trump. She excelled as First Lady because she understood the significance of embodying the role. Over the years, we’ve seen a range of First Ladies, and it appears that less-than-stellar fashion choices often come from the Democratic camp. The last truly elegant and style-savvy First Lady from the left was arguably Jackie Kennedy.
After her, it’s been a steady decline, starting with Hillary Clinton and her infamous pantsuits, which have now morphed into straw hats and muumuus. We’re not sure which is worse, honestly. Then Michelle Obama had her own fashion missteps, setting a low bar that seemed unbeatable. But Jill Biden arrived and outdid them all with her uniquely frumpy style. Remember the time she channeled an even more geriatric Madonna, complete with a mini dress, ankle boots, and fishnets?

Read more/See photos: https://revolver.news/2023/09/yes-joe-biden-has-been-a-national-embarrassment-but-so-has-jill/


(H/T CFP) Hayes: Tajani in Beijing, so Italy will “tacitly” withdraw from the Silk Road. Cangini’s italics

It will officially begin tomorrow, with the mission of the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani in Beijing, the process of Italy’s rapid exit from the memorandum of understanding on the Silk Road recklessly signed by the first Conte government. There will be no trauma, Tajani to his counterpart Wang Yi will envisage the path of a tacit withdrawal following the elimination of the express denunciation clause at the deadline set for March 2024. The diplomatic notes have already been written, the process is just waiting to be started and it is probable that when, in mid-November, Giorgia Meloni he is expected to meet the Chinese president in Beijing Xi Jinping the Italian Parliament will have already approved a motion of implicit withdrawal. It would not be necessary, but to date this is the strategy chosen by the Italian Prime Minister to, in his logic, make the separation less traumatic and more impersonal.

Read more: https://news.italy24.press/local/831919.html

Whitehead: Mexican Officials Place Slab Of Berlin Wall Near U.S. Southern Border To Teach ‘Lesson’ About Knocking Down Walls

Mexican officials installed a remnant of the Berlin wall near the U.S. southern border last month to teach “a lesson” about knocking down walls and building bridges. The historic concrete slab right was placed next to the border wall in Tijuana – across from San Diego – with a message that seemed to advocate for allowing more illegal immigrants refuge in the United States. The move comes as record numbers of families crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in August and as critics say President Joe Biden’s immigration policies have caused the “Biden Border Crisis.”

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Duke: Belgian Boy Forced to Kiss Muslims’ Feet is Metaphor for the Death of the West

The scene was terrible, so much so that were the victim and victimizers reversed, the incident would’ve been front-page news. Instead, it was “Nothing to see here; move along.” “It’s just another ‘infidel’ being forced to kiss some Muslims’ feet and then beaten.” There’s truth to the above statement, too: The violence and humiliation, visited recently on a frightened, young Belgian boy and caught on video, was just one of many incidents involving an age-old Islamic method for asserting dominance and control. […] As mentioned, however, the poor kid is hardly alone. The above video was posted August 17, and just six days later similar footage appeared, this time of a Finnish girl being forced to her knees by a Muslim mob to apologize for some unknown “transgression.”

Read more/Watch the disturbing video: https://thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/belgian-boy-forced-to-kiss-muslims-feet-is-metaphor-for-the-death-of-the-west/

Pullmann: Newest NATO Country Escalates Prosecution Of Christians For Quoting The Bible

In an appeals court Thursday, Helsinki’s top prosecutor said publicly quoting the Bible and publishing a booklet about Christian sexual ethics violates Finland’s “hate speech” law. The appeal escalates this U.S. ally’s prosecution of dissidents from leftist politics, a marker of repressive regimes.

The prosecutor has charged Member of Parliament Paivi Rasanen and Bishop Juhana Pohjola for writing and publishing, respectively, a booklet supporting natural marriage. “This [case] is a God-given wake up call for Christians and others worried about the direction our society is going,” Pohjola said in a post-court press conference Friday morning U.S. time. He noted convicting a religious leader for publishing theological documents would in effect criminalize Christianity in Finland and encourage similar oppression worldwide.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/09/01/newest-nato-country-escalates-prosecution-of-christians-for-quoting-the-bible/

Merkowsky: New poll shows young Canadians abandoning Trudeau’s Liberal Party to support Conservatives

A new poll revealed that young Canadians from ages 18 to 29 are most likely to vote Conservative amid increasing censorship and inflation under the Trudeau government. According to a survey by Nanos Research, 39.21 percent of voters ages 18-29 plan to vote Conservative over Liberal or New Democratic Party (NDP) in the upcoming election that could be called anytime between now and October 2025. “I would be very concerned if I were the Liberals,” said Nik Nanos, the polling company’s chief data scientist and founder. “Right now, the Conservatives are really doing well among male voters, they’re more competitive among female voters than they have been, and the Conservatives are now doing well among younger voters,” he added.

Read more: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-poll-shows-young-canadians-abandoning-trudeaus-liberal-party-to-support-conservatives/


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