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AS YOU CONTINUE YOUR JULY 4th WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS

Leibovitz & Badran: American by the Grace of God

What, to an immigrant, is the Fourth of July? For the two of us immigrants—a Christian from Lebanon and a Jew from Israel, respectively—Independence Day, in addition to hot dogs on the grill and fireworks in the sky, is about taking a moment to reflect on the seminal decision of our lives: the decision to come to America to be part of a great and good nation. If you’re detecting a religious undertone in our love for this country, you’re not wrong. Though we come from two very different faith traditions, we both see becoming an American as an act of grace, an unmerited privilege bestowed on an individual in the belief that he or she can, in the brightness and warmth of this singular country, find salvation. […] As students of the Bible and of Hebrew, we are inspired by the fact that the Hebrew name for America is Artzot Ha’Brit, or the lands of the covenant. Ours is a covenantal nation, which means that each generation must renew the covenant with the Almighty and be found worthy anew of the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our predecessors did so by repelling the British, ending slavery, and preserving our legacy of freedom and equality. It’s now our turn to do the same. As we stand by the barbecue soon and enjoy our bounties, then, we’ll do so with the three words on our lips that had inspired immigrants since the dawn of our national sojourn: God bless America.

Read more: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/american-grace-god-july-fourth

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(Democrats are relentless in this pursuit) EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Mike Lee Mike Sounds Alarm Over Taxpayer-Funded Project To ‘Denigrate America’ For 2026 Celebrations

Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee sent a letter to the commissioner of the America250 project, a 50 million dollar taxpayer-funded effort to coordinate celebrations and historical observances for July 2026, demanding answers for their anti-American history and funding of woke organizations. The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the letter, in which Lee lays out the problems with the America250 project. Lee, who is a member of the America250 congressional caucus, discovered that America250 has a “Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” whose antiracism institute teaches “the fallacies of America’s founding documents.” He also found that its leadership has embraced discredited 1619 project theories basing all US history around slavery. […] In the letter, Lee mentions that in June, America250 honored the transgender prostitute founder of the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, who endorsed public violence. America250 also already granted taxpayer funds to poetry readings, study of pre-Columbian mound builders and “digital equity,” according to Lee. “As a member of the Congressional America250 Caucus, it has been brought to my attention that the Commission is serving as a taxpayer-funded vehicle to advance and promote radical ideologies that undermine the principles found in our Declaration,” Lee wrote in the letter.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/03/exclusive-sen-mike-lee-mike-sounds-alarm-over-taxpayer-funded-project-to-denigrate-america-for-2026-celebrations/

NOTABLE QUOTES

Becky Noble contributor to RedStae.com reports a disturbing trend: A new Gallup poll, taken between June 3-23, shows that just two in five Americans, roughly 41 percent, say they are “extremely proud” of being an American. It is the fifth consecutive year the number of those polled has fallen into the 38-43 percent range. Of those polled, another 26 percent said they were “very proud” to be an American. Among other respondents, 18 percent said they were “moderately proud,” 10 percent said they were “a little proud,” and thankfully, just five percent they were “not at all proud.”

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Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The Fourth of July is Independence Day, but every other day is Co-Dependence Day, the days we celebrate our integration, our volunteerism and our compliance with a vast system which makes everyone dependent on the government and which makes the government dependent on everyone who still works for someone other than the government.

J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: Government is the destroyer of liberty. Bureaucracies do not light the flame of freedom; they snuff freedom’s light out.  People alone (separate from the organizing strictures of the State) secure their liberty by pushing back against and restraining the otherwise ever-growing oppression of power-hungry governments.  Citizens hold the keys to their own prison cells.  They must only find the courage to open up their doors and walk outside.  This was true in 1776; it is no less true today.

Naomi Wolf contributor to Frontpage Magazine: What you need to understand is that debanking, loss of medical licenses, deplatforming, fines, are all mere annoyances that go along with the late-stage decline of free civil societies. But the physical incarceration of critics — signaled now by the imprisonment of Stephen K Bannon — means we have passed a point almost of no return. Once they take your body into custody, anything can be done to you, in addition to the suppression of your voice. (One of the scary things about FCI Danbury is that inmates have a “responsibility” to accept medical treatment and follow medical treatment protocols. That could mean anything.)

Stella Morabito is a senior contributor at The Federalist:  So let’s dispense with the formalities. Nobody needs to hear a dissertation on Marxism versus capitalism to understand that Marxism is literally slavery. Let’s say it every chance we get: As America moves toward communism, it moves toward slavery. But we abolished slavery once in this country. We can do it again.

James Bovard contributor to Brownstone Institute: How many Americans have learned the bitter political lessons of the pandemic? As long as most people can be frightened, almost everyone can be subjugated. In the long run, people have more to fear from politicians than from viruses. Liberty is invaluable regardless of how many politicians seek to destroy it or how many fools fail to cherish it.

Clayton J. Baker releases reported U.S. VARES statistics: As of May 30, 2024, more than 1.6 million adverse events have been reported to VAERS for the Covid-19 injections, as well as 38,559 deaths and 4,487 miscarriages. These numbers dwarf the VAERS reports for all other vaccines combined. By any measure, the Covid-19 mRNA injections were historically toxic and deadly interventions. These data have accrued despite the fact that VAERS is a very laborious system in which to file a report and the fact that healthcare personnel who insisted on filing appropriate VAERS reports were harassed and sometimes even fired for doing so.

Ken McCarthy author of What Nurses Saw: An investigation Into Systemic Medical Murders: These protocols were explicitly ordered by those who took dictatorial control of the medical system early in the Panic (spring of 2020). Further, when they were shown to be demonstrably failing and harming many thousands of people, experienced healthcare professionals who raised informed concerns were silenced through demotion, firing, and organized campaigns of harassment promoted by the news media and enabled by companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok, in some cases in collaboration with the White House and the Department of Justice’s FBI. If this sounds very bad, it’s because it is.

Kendall Conger contributor to American Thinker: Americans don’t want equity, we want equality. We don’t want social justice, we want justice. Socialists, collectivists, and Marxists aim for equity and social justice whose end is poverty and subjugation. Classical Liberalists, free-marketers, and individualists aim after equality and justice whose end is prosperity and freedom.

Carrie Gress contributor to The Federalist: These three essential changes in biology, language, and law have devastated the Judeo-Christian vision of society, family, men, and women. They created the understanding of sexuality our culture embraces today, where sex differences are as essentially non-consequential as black and white (or pink and blue). Together, these changes have made the human body a blank canvas onto which a whole rainbow of colors can be applied, none of which would have been possible without feminists leading the way.

BIDEN CRIME FAMILY

Greenfield: Hunter Biden Takes Part in White House Meetings Despite China Ties

Hunter Biden has problematic ties to China and a history of what looks like criminal behavior. There are plenty of good arguments for not allowing him anywhere near the White House. Instead, he’s attending meetings there. Hunter Biden has joined meetings with President Joe Biden and his top aides since his father returned to the White House from Camp David, Maryland, on Monday evening, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/hunter-biden-takes-part-in-white-house-meetings-despite-china-ties/

BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP & HIS FORMER TRUMP EMPLOYEES, SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF

Marcelle: Giuliani is disbarred in New York as court finds he repeatedly lied about Trump’s 2020 election loss

A New York appeals court in Manhattan ruled that Giuliani, who had his New York law license suspended in 2021 for making false statements around the election, is now “disbarred from the practice of law, effective immediately, and until the further order of this Court, and his name stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law in the State of New York.” A Giuliani spokesperson, Ted Goodman, said the man once dubbed “America’s mayor” will appeal the “objectively flawed” decision. He also called on others in the legal community to speak out against the “politically and ideologically corrupted decision.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/giuliani-new-york-disbarred-81b327f9ab1f98548cb888f8e652c9a8

Wolf: What Time It Is

The imprisonment of Stephen K. Bannon. On July 1, 2024, the US detained its most prominent political prisoner; its most obvious political prisoner probably since the incarceration of Japanese-Americans in World War 2. On July 1 2024, podcaster, entrepreneur, former Navy officer, and political advisor to President Trump, Stephen K Bannon, “surrendered”, in his words, to authorities, to begin serving four months’ incarceration at Danbury Federal Prison.FCI — Federal Correctional Institution – Danbury, in Danbury, Connecticut, is a serious prison. The handbook, which all inmates receive, reveals a range of minute restrictions on liberty, and even on any adult decision-making, that characterizes strict incarceration. Stephen K. Bannon, now one of the loudest and most powerful dissident voices in America in our time, will have no access at all to the internet, according to FCI Danbury inmates’ handbook. Could that one condition alone, be the actual end-goal of this sentence, so assiduously sought? […] However, Bannon’s voice has been effectively silenced, by FCI Danbury, for the critical next four months; months which just happen to overlap with this make-or-break, do-we-survive-as-a-free-nation-or-die, Presidential race. […] Those of us who are left un-ruined as of yet, un-incarcerated as of yet, are braced for what may be coming our way. We are checking our food and water supplies, checking our security systems, and we are training (peacefully) with firearms. My worry is that once you are in “their” physical custody, whoever “they” are who wish you silenced — whether this custody is in a quarantine camp, a restricted hospital setting where loved ones are not permitted, or in a prison — they can do anything to you. Once they take your physical body into custody, we have arrived at that notorious six- month period in 1933 in Germany: . . . .

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/what-time-it-is/

THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS ADMINISTRATIVE STATE

Lawkowski & Dhillon: The Administrative State Is Too Big If It Can Write Its Own Criminal Laws

Imagine going out to take your dog for a walk on the National Mall and ending up in handcuffs, all because your dog was not on a leash. This scenario sounds absurd in America. But it happened to Fox News commentator Dana Perino’s husband under the National Park Service’s regulations for the National Mall, which have criminal consequences. The National Park Service is not an outlier. Across the federal government, federal agencies have seized a broad grant of power from Congress to write whatever regulations they deem “necessary” and back them with the power of criminal enforcement. […] It does not have to be this way. Congress can seize the opportunity and pass some simple and commonsense reforms that would further reduce the power of the administrative state and its appetite for passing criminal laws. Congress should begin by requiring. . . .

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/03/the-administrative-state-is-still-too-big-if-it-can-write-its-own-criminal-laws/

BOOK REVIEW: WHAT NURSES SAW: AN INVESTIGATION INTO SYSTEMIC MEDICAL MURDERS THAT TOOK PLACE IN HOSPITALS DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC AND THE NURSES WHO FOUGHT BACK  BY KEN MCCARTHY

Davidson: Heroic Nurses in Horrible Hospitals

Even those who already know a lot about the recent man-made medical disaster may be shocked by the raw, firsthand accounts in this book of the horrors perpetrated at many American, British, and Canadian hospitals. Many do not yet fully realize that great numbers of putative “Covid deaths” were actually the result of deliberate hospital medical malfeasance. What follows is a review of What the Nurses Saw: An Investigation Into Systemic Medical Murders That Took Place in Hospitals During the COVID Panic and the Nurses Who Fought Back to Save Their Patients by Ken McCarthy. McCarthy interviews nurses, a respiratory therapist, and a public medical expenses analyst to reveal the terrible practices of many hospitals dealing with the Covid situation. His previous work includes the documentary HIV=AIDS-Fauci’s First Fraud, which explores an older debacle mirroring recent events – from the unreliable tests for HIV to the deadly, ineffective (but profitable) medical interventions undertaken to combat an overblown disease threat. The book really helps the reader appreciate the heroic, vital role that nurses often play in hospital care.

Read more: https://brownstone.org/articles/heroic-nurses-in-horrible-hospitals/

GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET/ONE WORLD ORDER) & TRANS HUMANISM (AI HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED

Miller: Google’s AI Chatbot Spews Anti-American Bilge on Nation’s Birthday, Defends Communist Manifesto

If you (generic “you”) thought texts created by artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots were free from the biases associated with biased human writers, you were terribly wrong.  Before we get to the “best” recent example, a few words on the basics of how AI chatbots work (emphasis, mine): […] Yeah, no. The bolded-font claim is a complete load of crap, as a Media Research Center (MRC) study of Google’s artificial intelligence chatbot Gemini revealed. […] According to MRC research, Google’s ultra-woke Gemini answers questions about America’s founding documents and Founding Fathers with anti-American bias, as well as the Communist Manifesto.  For example, when asked […] The Google AI’s answers to questions about America further reveal how infected with left-wing bias and anti-Americanism the bot appears to be. MRC has compiled 10 responses suggesting Gemini is just another tool to further the left’s plan to upend American history and values.

Read more: https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2024/07/04/googles-ai-chatbot-spews-anti-american-bilge-on-our-nations-birthday-defends-communist-manifesto-n2176368

TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE DOOM MYTH: GLOBALIST POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ACCUMULATE MORE  POWER & CONTROL

Devore: AI’s Insatiable Appetite For Energy Can’t Be Satisfied By Renewables

AI is bringing an unprecedented surge in energy consumption, whether policymakers understand the energy implications or not. n the realm of artificial intelligence (AI), where data crunching and machine-learning algorithms reign supreme, the demand for energy has emerged as a critical concern. Mark P. Mills, the executive director of the National Center for Energy Analytics (an initiative I oversee at the Texas Public Policy Foundation), argues that the energy requirements for AI systems are far more substantial than most of us know. His insights paint a sobering picture of the energy landscape that awaits us as AI continues its relentless advance into every facet of modern life. Mills contends that the computational intensity of AI applications, such as deep learning and real-time data processing, is driving an unprecedented surge in energy consumption. According to the International Energy Agency, the global electricity consumption by AI alone could reach 1,000 terawatt-hours (TWh) annually by 2026, slightly more than the total electricity consumption of Japan. The appetite will be formidable as it becomes integral to industries ranging from health care to finance, and transportation to agriculture.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/01/ais-insatiable-appetite-for-energy-cant-be-satisfied-by-renewables/

2024 ELECTION

Sundance: James Clyburn Visits 10 Key Precincts for Ballot Collection in Three Wisconsin Cities (Madison, Milwaukee, Beloit) and No One Notices

So, let us start by asking the right question: What is a representative from South Carolina doing in Wisconsin visiting ten key ballot counting precincts in three key cities, Madison, Milwaukee and Beloit? Anyone? Anyone? The story gets even more interesting when you see what text messages about ballot ordering followed James Clyburn’s visit. First, the citation for the visit [04:00 video]: […] You, me and likely millions of deep political researchers know exactly what James Clyburn is doing.  But ask yourself why this is so out in the open and not confronted. You know exactly who James Clyburn is and what his function consists of within the Democrat party election process, but how do we get everyone else to see it?

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2024/07/03/james-clyburn-visits-10-key-precincts-for-ballot-collection-in-three-wisconsin-cities-madison-milwaukee-beloit-and-no-one-notices/

(H/T GC) Look and Live: President Trump Just Broke the Internet With This New Ad.

Watch the 3:45 minute ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERa9Ftc0yeM

Earle: Frantic Joe Biden forces ABC to rush out crucial interview in FRIDAY primetime slot, after Democrats give him FOUR DAYS to prove himself – or quit

The White House is frantically moving to get President Joe Biden in front of cameras and crowds on an expedited schedule this July 4th weekend after growing calls from within his party to step down after his debate disaster. Biden’s handlers had already put in place a taped, sit-down interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to try to fend off calls from lawmakers and donors to demonstrate that he is still up to the task of campaigning. But after a Wednesday meeting with the nation’s governors that failed to quell mounting calls for his ouster from the Democratic ticket, ABC announced hours later that the entire interview – which had been slated to air in pieces over Saturday and Sunday mornings – would now air in one shot, on Friday night. The prime time 8 pm broadcast will give Americans their first extensive look at the president in a Q&A format – albeit not live –

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13601167/Frantic-Joe-Biden-forces-ABC-rush-crucial-interview-FRIDAY-primetime-slot-Democrat-Governors-FOUR-DAYS-prove-quit.html

CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY

Dilworth: Inside the FOUR Chinese spy stations sitting in scenic tourist hotspot just 100 miles from the Florida coast

Startling images have revealed four suspected Chinese spy stations in Cuba as Beijing moves in on America’s doorstep. The ‘electronic eavesdropping’ facilities, located just 100 miles off the coast of Florida, could allow China to scoop up a ‘treasure trove of data’ from U.S. military bases, space launches and commercial shipping, according to a report by think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). They could also bolster Beijing’s ability to spy on American citizens.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13592483/Chinese-spy-stations-Cuba-military-secrets.html

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA

Gomez: Video Shows Pro-Palestine Protesters Take To Dem City Streets, Burn American Flag On 4th Of July

Video footage posted to Twitter by Oliya Scootercaster shows the chaotic scenes from pro-Palestine activists rally on Independence Day in the liberal city. Protesters appeared to begin their gathering in Washing Square Park for their “Flood July 4th for Gaza!” as a large crowd was seen waving Palestinian flags and chanting “shut it down.” At one point during the protest, some of the activists could be seen confronted by a bystander calling for them to “leave the country” if they hated the U.S., to which protesters began to shout “free, free Palestine.” A clip then shows an American flag lying on the pavement with a flyer showing both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden with the slogan “death to all kings” written above the two leaders.

Read more/Watch the videos: https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/05/pro-palestine-protesters-take-new-york-city-burn-american-flag/

Lepore: Giddy Kamala Harris calls Biden ‘vice president’ at July 4 event, as growing calls for him to step down stoke rumors she’ll be 2024 nominee

Kamala Harris accidentally referred to Joe Biden as the ‘vice president,’ echoing a verbal gaffe her boss made earlier, during a July 4 event at the White House.  With many wondering if she could replace Biden as Democrats’ candidate for president were he to drop out, she was positively giddy while giving the speech.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13602525/Giddy-Kamala-Harris-calls-Biden-vice-president-July-4-event.html

Dorn: Kamala Harris’ Running Mate: Here’s Who Could Be Her VP If She Replaces Biden

Vice President Kamala Harris has emerged as the most likely replacement for President Joe Biden if he decides to bow out of the race following his potentially career-ending debate performance last week—an unprecedented scenario in modern politics that would set off a rushed competition among the Democratic Party’s rising stars to become her running mate. Names commonly floated as replacements for Biden at the top of the ticket, mostly governors serving as surrogates for the Biden-Harris campaign and who have high approval ratings in their home states, would appear most likely to be top contenders for her running mate.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/saradorn/2024/07/04/kamala-harris-running-mate-heres-who-could-be-her-vp-if-she-replaces-biden/

Greenfield: Biden Reassures Worried Nation by Promising Not to Stay Up Past 8 PM

Trump would go to bed at 1 A.M. I’m writing this at 10 P.M. That’s later than Joe Biden will be doing anything. President Biden told a gathering of Democratic governors that he needs to get more sleep and work fewer hours, including curtailing events after 8 p.m., according to two people who participated in the meeting and several others briefed on his comments. The next debate (or war) will need to be scheduled at 8 P.M. or earlier? Or according to some reports, 4 P.M. From 10am to 4pm, Biden is dependably engaged — and many of his public events in front of cameras are held within those hours. Outside of that time range or while traveling abroad, Biden is more likely to have verbal miscues and become fatigued, aides told Axios. Who’s gonna be taking that 3 A.M. phone call?

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/biden-reassures-worried-nation-by-promising-not-to-stay-up-past-8-pm/

Bovard: Biden’s Supreme Court outburst revealed the falsehoods at the heart of his presidency

“Vote for me or the Constitution dies” is President Biden’s latest pitch to revive his faltering re-election campaign. In four minutes of remarks Monday evening, he condemned a Supreme Court decision while signaling his plans to pirouette as the reincarnation of George Washington.

The high court ruled that day that a president “may not be prosecuted for exercising his core constitutional powers” and is “entitled to at least presumptive immunity from prosecution for all his official acts.” […] Biden denounced the delay in holding Trump liable as “a terrible disservice to the people of this nation” and urged American voters to signal that “Jan. 6 makes [Trump] unfit for public office.”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2024/07/02/opinion/bidens-supreme-court-outburst-exposed-his-presidencys-lies/

WAR IN ISRAEL

The Right Scoop: Netanyahu BLASTS a NY Times report that Israel wants a truce with Hamas

Netanyahu put out a statement saying: “Anonymous sources briefed The New York Times. They said that Israel will be ready to end the war before achieving all of its goals. I don’t know who those unnamed parties are, but I’m here to make it unequivocally clear – it won’t happen,” Netanyahu said in a video published on X, formerly Twitter. “We will end the war only after. . . .

Read more: https://therightscoop.com/netanyahu-blasts-a-ny-times-report-that-israel-wants-a-truce-with-hamas/

Williams: Big Lies About Israel

  • For months, Israel has refuted libelous claims of famine in Gaza, as international organizations — especially the UN and the EU, the International Court of Justice and mainstream media alongside NGOs such as Human Rights Watch — pushed the false, malicious narrative that Israel was causing famine in Gaza and even using it as a “weapon of war.” Israel might have saved itself the effort. No one was listening.
  • In May, the World Food Programme (WFP) of the UN claimed, without a shred of evidence, that there was a “full blown famine” in Gaza.
  • Now, it turns out, it was all a big lie. There was no famine, there is no famine and Israel has not been using hunger as a “weapon of war.” In its report published on June 4, the UN’s IPC [Integrated Food Security Phase Classification] concluded that famine was no longer even “plausible” and had no “supporting evidence.”

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/20741/big-lies-about-israel

THE MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX CANCELLED THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH

Conger: My Farewell Address To The Duke University Health System

Some precepts are inviolate, non-negotiable, and irreplaceable. America’s preeminent precept was penned by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence: “all men are created equal.” At Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln reiterated this core belief: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” It justified the Civil War. Equality of its individuals was America’s foundational proclamation. Martin Luther King, Jr. appealed to it in his “I Have A Dream” speech: “When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.” However, Duke advocates replacing the equality of American individuals for the equality of American groups– calling it “equity.” Substituting equity for equality is a paradigm shift and a clash of visions. Individuals are equal, groups are not. The question I posed to Duke setting me at odds with them (and they with me) was: “Please explain why equity is preferable to equality.” Duke refused to answer despite inviting any “questions or concerns” employees had regarding their “Pledge” of allegiance to equity rather than equality. My repeated question given in person and in writing went repeatedly unanswered. Had Duke been forthcoming they would have said something like: . . . .

Read more at American Thinker.

HEALTH

Oyewale: Users Of Popular Weight Loss Drugs May Contract Rare Blindness, Researchers Warn

Drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy that contain the active ingredient semaglutide, currently popularized as weight loss drugs, may put users at risk of developing a rare form of blindness, four Massachusetts-based researchers warned in a study published Wednesday. Reports from certain users of semaglutide-containing drugs prompted the researchers to pursue the question of whether the use of the drugs is associated with the development of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) or who are overweight or obese, according to the study.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/04/semaglutide-ozempic-wegovy-blindness-study-harvard-boston/

Focht: Scientists say they may have FINALLY discovered what causes migraines – and how to put an end to them once and for all

Scientists have discovered a new way migraines happen – a breakthrough that might help them create new drugs for the debilitating condition.  More than a million Americans suffer from migraines which leave them nauseous, in paralyzing pain and unable to get out of bed for hours at a time.For one in four, they are also blighted with extreme light sensitivity, blurry vision and black spots, which make it difficult to function. Despite how common these migraines are, scientists understand little about what causes these attacks, and many people don’t have medication that works. But researchers have found distinct proteins are created during a migraine with aura, which escape the brain through microscopic openings and trigger the intense pain.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-13600639/headache-study-reveals-cause-migraines-aura.html

OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION

Downey Jr.: Stop Funding Companies That Hate You! Old Glory Bank Won’t Cancel You for Being a Patriot.

When you think it can’t get worse, those pesky, toilet-dwelling Stalinites have found yet another way to annoy We the People. It’s called “de-banking.”  How does it work? You go to your local ATM to take about a few bucks and get a message saying you are no longer a customer at, let’s say, Klaus Schwab’s Bank of China. It’s grocery day and suddenly your assets are not available. Your credit cards are denied. You’ve been “de-banked.” And if you don’t think it’s real, talk to former Trump attorney Dr. John Eastman. […] The National Committee for Religious Freedom (NCRF) opened an account at Chase Bank and a few weeks later found that the account had been shut down. No reason was given. […] So what is the answer to the globalist bankers kicking real Americans to the curb?  Old Glory Bank! This is from Old Glory Bank’s website:

Read more: https://pjmedia.com/kevindowneyjr/2024/07/04/stop-funding-companies-that-hate-you-vol-i-old-glory-bank-wont-cancel-you-for-being-a-patriot-n4930149

INTERNATIONAL

Savyon: The Iranian Regime’s Presidential Election Scam: The Regime Appears To Be Tripling The Turnout Figures – Actual Turnout Is 14%

Following the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a May 19, 2024 helicopter crash in northern Iran, presidential elections were held by the Iranian regime on Friday, June 28, 2024. Since none of the candidates received more than 50% of the vote, a second round of voting will be held on Friday, July 5, 2024 between the two leading candidates: reformist Masoud Pezeshkian and extremist ideologue Saeed Jalili (see below for more details about the candidates). […] Iranian X user “Hossein,” a supporter of the “Woman, Life, Freedom” anti-hijab protest movement that emerged after the death of the young Kurdish woman Jinnah Mahsa Amini in police custody after her arrest for failing to wear her hijab properly, commented on the official election results. On X, he drew attention to the fact . . .

Read more: https://www.memri.org/reports/iranian-regimes-presidential-election-scam-regime-appears-be-tripling-turnout-figures-%E2%80%93

Bulut: ISIS Moves on Uganda: Islamic Militants Threaten Christian Majority Countries

  • In recent years, Uganda has faced a growing threat from radical Islamic groups, notably “Allied Democratic Forces — National Army for the Liberation of Uganda” (ADF-NALU) and the Islamic State (ISIS) — which have targeted Christians and escalated security concerns.
  • “ADF-NALU has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Meanwhile, ISIS has also claimed responsibility for various attacks.” – Uganda: full country dossier, Open Doors, March 2024.
  • Uganda and other African nations — especially Sudan, Nigeria, Algeria, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ivory Coast, Mali, Madagascar, Mozambique, Mauritania, Cameroon, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Tanzania — are increasingly suffering at the hands of radical Islamists. They are proof of how much even majority non-Muslim, secular nations are vulnerable at the hands of jihadist groups. To prevent jihadists from massacring, abusing or enslaving non-Muslims, and taking over the continent, countries need immediately to crack down on all extremist groups. Do not grant them space to operate.

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/20742/uganda-islamic-militants-isis

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The Prickly Pear’s TAKE ACTION focus this year is to help achieve a winning 2024 national and state November 5th election with the removal of the Biden/Obama leftist executive branch disaster, win one U.S. Senate seat, maintain and win strong majorities in all Arizona state offices on the ballot and to insure that unrestricted abortion is not constitutionally embedded in our laws and culture.

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