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Immigration reform advocates are suing the Washington, D.C., government over a law that went into effect on Tuesday that allows illegal immigrants and foreigners to vote in city elections, arguing the policy is a "direct attack on American self-government" that would let Russian and Chinese diplomats cast ballots.

The Immigration Reform Law Institute said the bill designed to give non-citizen residents a voice in local politics "automatically dilutes the votes of U.S. citizens on a massive scale." Its lawsuit, filed on behalf of a former Republican mayoral candidate, argues that the bill violates the "fundamental constitutional right to vote of the plaintiffs" while denying them "equal protection of the law."

"This law doesn’t just give foreign citizens a voice in our country’s affairs, it gives them voting power that politicians inevitably will have to respond to," said Christopher Hajec, IRLI’s director of litigation. "That transfer of power flies in the face of the clear right of the American people to govern themselves."

Posted on: Mar 17 13:08

Researchers are raising the alarm after a bombshell new study revealed that American teens and young children are dying at the highest levels seen in decades.

The study’s findings were published this week in the world-renowned Journal of the American Medical Association.

The researchers found that the mortality rate for minors aged 1 through 19 soared by almost 20% between 2020 and 2022.

As the study notes, this alarming spike cannot be ascribed to the COVID-19 virus.

As Slay News has been reporting, America and other nations around the world have seen sudden death rates skyrocket for all ages over the last couple of years.

Lawmakers in Japan have just revealed that the country is now suffering the highest number of excess deaths since World War 2.

Last summer, a data study found that the average life expectancy in America had dropped significantly for the second year in a row.

Posted on: Mar 17 13:07

“There’s no lessons here,” Lt. Watkins said, “there’s nothing to this, it’s just pure sadistic brutality on the part of the suspect.”

In the meantime, Lewis, who is grieving the unexpected loss of his friend, has a message for Patterson’s family:

“I just want them to know how sorry that we really are that this happened, and I hope, I hope you can get through this.”

According to the police arrest report, Trejo admitted to assaulting the victim with an axe. He will be arraigned on first degree murder charges on October 24th.

According to the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office, Trejo has a hold from ICE.

Lt. Watkins said his immigration status will have no bearing on their investigation, however.

Posted on: Mar 17 13:05

Democrat President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were among several high-profile politicians who took cash from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) affiliates before the financial institution dramatically collapsed last week.

Political action committees and individuals associated with the now-defunct SVB have donated extensively to leading politicians.

Silicon Valley Bank was one of the largest financial institutions in the United States when it collapsed last week.

It imploded on Friday as depositors rushed to withdraw their funds.

Posted on: Mar 17 13:03

Fifth Ward Elementary in Reserve, Louisiana is located right next to a plant — a location the EPA first warned about seven years ago over concerns about toxic emissions. NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden is on the ground reporting on residents’ anger and why children are still attending the school.

Posted on: Mar 17 13:02

At Churchill High School in Eugene, Oregon, parents have expressed outrage over a class assignment asking students to write a "sexual fantasy" story excluding penetration or oral sex with no possibility of passing sexually transmitted infections.

According to Oregon Live, the 10-point assignment, which was posted to an online learning management system, asked students to choose three items, such as candles, massage oil, feathers, and flavored syrup, to use in their stories. The teacher, Kirk Miller, instructed students to illustrate their ability to "show and receive loving physical affection without having sex."

The response was swift, with hundreds of comments flooding a Facebook group within an hour. One parent commented that if a male adult asked their daughter to share her sexual fantasies with him, they would go to the police. Katherine Rogers, another concerned parent, said the students felt "mortified, awkward, and creeped out."

Posted on: Mar 17 13:00

Granting the United States greater access to Philippine military bases will drag the Southeast Asian nation into “geopolitical strife,” China’s embassy here has warned, claiming the move is part of a plot to contain its growing regional influence.

The embassy issued the statement a day after MaryKay Carlson, the American ambassador to Manila, said in an interview on Philippine television that the expanded access to local military facilities was meant to allow U.S. forces to respond quickly to humanitarian needs in the region.

Posted on: Mar 17 12:59

Ukraine is firing thousands of artillery shells each day in its battle to defend the Donbas city of Bakhmut, a pace that US and European officials don’t think is sustainable, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Two unnamed US officials told the Times that the Pentagon has raised the issue of Ukraine’s ammunition use in Bakhmut after a few days of non-stop firing. Ukraine’s war effort is entirely reliant on support from the US, as the Pentagon has shipped millions of artillery shells to the country.

The report is the latest example of Ukraine’s Western backers expressing doubt about Kyiv’s war strategy. The US wants Ukraine to launch a spring counteroffensive, but Western officials think those plans could be jeopardized by the amount of resources Ukraine is using in Bakhmut.

Posted on: Mar 17 12:58

Scores of hits from publications across the globe pop up from an internet search for veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh’s claim that the US destroyed Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipeline.

The British news agency Reuters (2/9/23) ran at least ten stories on Seymour Hersh’s Nord Stream report; the US AP didn’t run one.

But what is most striking about the page after page of results from GoogleBing and DuckDuckGo in the weeks following the February 8 posting of Hersh’s story isn’t what is there, but what is not to be found:

Posted on: Mar 17 12:55

Poland will become the first NATO member to supply Ukraine with fighter jets as Polish President Andrzej Duda said Thursday that his country plans to give Kyiv four Soviet-made MiG-29 fighter jets in the coming days.

“In the coming days, we are handing over four aircraft to Ukraine in full working order,” Duda said at a press conference. Ukrainian pilots are trained to use the MiG-29, so the Polish planes can be used in battle once they arrive. Duda said Poland will send more MiG-29s after the first four are delivered.

Last year, in March 2022, Poland offered to give MiG-29s to the US to transfer them to Ukraine, but the Pentagon declined, citing concerns of escalation. NATO diplomats said at the time that Russia could perceive the move as the alliance directly entering the war.

Posted on: Mar 17 12:55

It wasn’t until America’s crooked fact-checkers said Joe Biden had no intention of banning gas stoves that I was certain Joe Biden would ban gas stoves. And now we know he is — 96 percent of them.

“Yes, the Biden administration is coming for your gas stove,” writes Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) in the Washington Examiner.

It’s a backdoor ban by way of outrageous regulations only four percent of gas stoves will meet. And it’s being done, not through democracy and our elected representatives, but by fascist bureaucrats in the Department of Energy.

Yes, Virginia, the Deep State is real

The Department of Energy is conducting this gas stove grab through a rule that would impose extreme energy performance standards on residential cooktops. The department’s proposed rule sets requirements for gas cooktops at the maximum technologically feasible or “max-tech” level. Based on the Department of Energy’s own analysis, gas cooktops at the max-tech level represent just 4% of current market share and exclude all conventional free-stand ranges.

Any rule that causes 96% of the products available today to be eliminated from the market is an extreme regulation. In fact, it is essentially an outright ban on gas stoves

Posted on: Mar 17 12:54

A Gallup poll published on Thursday shows an increasing trend of American Democrats sympathizing with Palestinians.

According to the poll, 49% of their sympathy now lies with the Palestinians, as opposed to 38% with Israelis.

Posted on: Mar 17 12:53

Ukraine is plagued by mounting military problems which do not bode well for its fortunes on the battlefield, Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the UN said on Wednesday.

Speaking to American journalist Kim Iversen, Dmitry Polyanskiy was asked where he thought the Ukraine conflict was heading, with one possible scenario being NATO’s direct involvement.

The diplomat said Moscow would prefer to avoid such an outcome, as a stand-off between the US-led military bloc and Russia “would be dangerous for the whole world.”

Posted on: Mar 17 12:53

The net effect of all the lying propaganda laid on the public by the people running things lo these many recent years is a peculiar inertia that makes us seemingly impervious to gross political shocks. Momentous things happen and almost instantly get swallowed up by time, as by some voracious cosmic amoeba that thrives on human malignancy. Case in point: the multiple suicide of several giant banks just days ago that prompted “Joe Biden” to nationalize the US banking system.

     As if all the operations around finance in this land were not already unsound and degenerate enough, the alleged president just cancelled moral hazard altogether. It’s now official: from here forward there will be no consequences for banking fraud, poor decision-making, fiduciary recklessness, self-dealing, or any of the other risks attendant to the handling other people’s money. Bailing out the Silicon Valley Bank and Barney Frank’s deluxe Signature Bank means that the government will now have to bail out every bank every time something goes wrong.

     The trouble, of course, is that the government doesn’t have the means to bail out every bank. Its only resort is to ask the Federal Reserve to summon new money from a magic ether where the illusion of wealth is conjured to paper-over ever greater fissures in the splintering matrix of racketeering that America has become. That will quickly translate into US dollars losing value, that is, accelerating inflation, which is how nature punishes you when your government lies and pretends that it has a bad situation well-in-hand.

Posted on: Mar 17 12:52

The Biden administration's bid to normalize puberty blockers and other medical treatments for trans children increasingly puts the White House at odds with public opinion, Republican lawmakers and European allies.

The administration recently gave a full-throated endorsement of so-called 'gender-affirming care', for children, with Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine saying trans people had 'support at the highest levels of the federal government.'

At a public appearance last month, Levine, a trans woman, argued that puberty blockers and other drugs and surgeries that help minors change their gender cut the risks of suicide, saved lives, and were backed by major US medical bodies.

The pediatrician also acknowledged that such care has become hugely controversial, putting the administration at odds with voters, Republicans, and recent studies that trans drugs and procedures do kids more harm than good.

Posted on: Mar 17 12:51
The unauthorized disclosure of U.S. military personnel records by the Air Force to an opposition research firm funded by Democrats is now under investigation by the House “Weaponization Committee.”
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Posted on: Mar 17 12:50
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday that President Joe Biden has made no decision on whether he will sign into law a bill declassifying intelligence on the origins of the COVID pandemic that was unanimously passed in both chambers of Congress.
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Posted on: Mar 17 12:49
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is back from her world tour, apparently having successfully served as an election observer in Nigeria. The “election denier denier” is now throwing her weight around with an environmental group reportedly connected to some of the recent calls for gas stove bans and regulations.
Posted on: Mar 17 12:49
Nevada’s Democratic state lawmakers plan to introduce a bill giving Medicaid to illegal immigrants, at an estimated initial cost of $78.5 million.
Posted on: Mar 17 12:48

In light of acting minister Senator Chisholm’s comments when he mentioned COVID, I wish to note and draw to the Senate’s attention that the bill that was passed this morning, the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Bill 2022, combined with this bill, makes it impossible to dodge vaccine mandates. 

I want to draw the attention of the Senate to two points. The first is an article by the Washington correspondent for the Australian, Adam Creighton. The article is headlined ‘”US helped fund Covid-19″: ex CDC director Robert Redfield’. Dr Robert Redfield is a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. It’s supposedly an authoritative body. The article says: Dr Redfield … said … during a House Select Coronavirus Pandemic Subcommittee hearing on “Investigating the Origins of COVID-19” that the deadly coronavirus “more likely was the result of an accidental lab leak”— 

Whoops! Those conspiracy theorists were right! 

Posted on: Mar 17 12:45

The authorities in the northern US state of Minnesota revealed on Thursday that a nuclear power plant near Minneapolis had suffered a radioactive water spill amounting to over 1.5 million liters. Xcel Energy, which owns the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, is working to clean up the spill and insists there is no danger to the general public.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) said that around 400,000 gallons of tritiated water leaked from a broken pipe at the facility. The leak was first discovered on November 22, and its source was found on December 19 and patched “soon after.”

The authorities decided to keep the public in the dark about the incident, while Xcel Energy and the state were “actively managing” the situation to prevent the underground plume of irradiated water from spreading to the nearby Mississippi River, MPCA assistant commissioner Kirk Koudelka told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Posted on: Mar 17 12:44

Galicia, a historical region in the West of Ukraine, is currently the center of the country’s nationalist movement. However, things were once very different. A little over a hundred years ago, representatives of opposing Russophile and pro-Ukrainian political movements competed for the loyalty of the local Ruthenian population, also known as Rusyns. Galicia’s Russophiles welcomed the beginning of the First World War as a step toward an anticipated reunion with Russia. However the Ukrainian movement remained loyal to Austria-Hungary. With the help of the latter, Vienna killed off the Rusyn intelligentsia, which it considered a “fifth column”. To accomplish this, the Hapsburgs set up concentration camps.

What happened next amounted to a genocide. 

Posted on: Mar 17 12:44

French President Emmanuel Macron bypassed parliament and enacted a controversial pension reform package on Thursday, triggering riots and arson on the streets of Paris. The move, which raises France’s retirement age to 64, had already caused months of strikes and protests.

Macron invoked a special constitutional power to pass the bill, immediately before a vote was set to take place. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced the decision in the National Assembly, as opposition lawmakers booed, jeered, and sang.

Under the power invoked by Macron and Borne, the bill is considered passed unless a majority of lawmakers file a motion of no confidence against the government in the next 24 hours. Right-wing leader Marine Le Pen said that her National Rally party would back such a motion, as did a number of leftist leaders.

Posted on: Mar 17 12:43

Daniel Rice, a special advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Valeriy Zaluzhnyi of Ukraine, believes that China will not supply Russia with weapons because Bejing has seen every mistake made by Vladimir Putin.

The official spoke with journalists on the occasion of his appointment as President of the American University of Kyiv, answering the questions of an Ukrinform correspondent.

Posted on: Mar 17 12:42

Leftwing French MPs sang the national anthem at the top of their voices and waved placards saying '64 is no' as the prime minister, Élisabeth Borne, prepared to use special powers to push through without a parliamentary vote an unpopular bill raising the pension age from 62 to 64. The speaker had no success trying to quieten MPs. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub

Minutes before MPs in the lower house were to vote, Emmanuel Macron was still holding frantic meetings with senior political figures. He then switched to using the special powers rather than risk a vote he seemed poised to lose.

Webmaster addition: Latest reports are that street battles are happening in Paris.

Posted on: Mar 17 12:41
California Republican lawmakers introduced a bill that would require school districts to alert parents if their child is trans-identifying or “non-binary” after a state high school fired one of its teachers for violating a state anti-discrimination law that prohibits such interactions.
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Posted on: Mar 17 12:40
A senior executive at Swiss investment bank Credit Suisse who claims to be “nonbinary” and “gender fluid” spent much of the past several years campaigning for LGBTQ inclusion in the global financial system as performance at the company declined.
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Posted on: Mar 17 12:40
Two pilots involved in the downing of a U.S. drone over the Black Sea earlier this week were honored by the Russian government, the country’s Defense Ministry announced Friday.
Posted on: Mar 17 12:38

Members of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine have revealed ‘a small number of violations’ of the laws of war by Ukrainian servicemen, the comission said in a statement released by the UN office in Vienna on Thursday.

The document focuses on violations allegedly committed by the Russian armed forces, including "indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks". "The Commission has found that the Ukrainian armed forces were likely responsible for violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law, and for some incidents which qualify as war crimes. They include indiscriminate attacks and two incidents of wounding and torture of Russian prisoners of war," the statement said.

According to the UN, the commission representatives visited 56 Ukrainian settlements and interviewed 595 local residents, including 348 women and 247 men, while preparing the report.

Webmaster addition: "indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks." Is that anything like "mostly peaceful demonstrations?"

Posted on: Mar 17 12:38