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"I do not recognize the authority of anyone to control my life and my body, especially if their sole claim to such authority is great wealth accumulated by questionable means." -- Michael Rivero
In order to stop so-called global warming and climate change, the Irish government has proposed culling 200,000 dairy cows to meet the country’s climate targets.
The Irish government’s report came from an internal briefing paper from the Department of Agriculture looking for strategies to bridge the emissions gap in the sector. This particular plan calls for culling around 65,000 dairy cows annually until the target of 200,000 cows slaughtered is reached in order for the country’s agriculture sector to align with overall climate targets.
It turns out that more than 80 percent of Cooper’s $12 million annual salary, or about $10 million, comes directly from Pfizer. This would explain why Cooper has never once told the truth about Pfizer’s mRNA Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) “vaccines,” choosing instead to push them on his viewers.
It has been one month since Apple launched its new savings account service with Goldman Sachs, and customers everywhere are reporting that they are having trouble accessing their cash.
After attracting more than $1 billion worth of deposits in the first four days of launch, Apple has apparently restricted withdrawals and transfers.
Fox News has experienced a massive decline in ratings year-over-year following Tucker Carlson's sudden departure from the network approximately six weeks ago.
According to Nielsen, Fox News has experienced a 37% YoY decline of 1.42 million primetime viewers, according to Deadline Hollywood. Competing network MSNBC, meanwhile, saw an increase in viewers, bringing the network to 1.16 million during primetime, a 14% YoY gain in May.
In third place was CNN, which saw its primetime ratings shrink to 494,000 viewers last month, a 25% decline YoY vs. May 2022.
New study looking at 20,000 papers on the global impact of the lockdowns says the benefits were "negligible", whereas the collateral costs were "staggering". “Biggest policy mistake in our lifetime," the authors conclude.
British Airways and Boots are among thousands of firms who have been hit by a massive cyber attack as bank and contact details have been exposed in a huge security scare.
The cyber attack targeted Zellis, a payroll provider used by hundreds of companies in Britain.
After introducing a string of AI-powered assistants for its products, Microsoft has now announced that it will soon end support for the Windows standalone Cortana app.
GIGABYTE has released firmware updates to fix security vulnerabilities in over 270 motherboards that could be exploited to install malware.
The firmware updates were released last Thursday in response to a report by hardware security company Eclypsium, who found flaws in a legitimate GIGABYTE feature used to install a software auto-update application in Windows.
All iPhones updated beyond iOS15.2 include a built-in setting, which will tell you if it has genuine parts fitted.
If your second hand iPhone has been tampered with or has any replacement parts, this feature will let you know.
Former Vice President Mike Pence has signed paperwork to run for president in 2024 according to a form filed with the Federal Election Commission Monday.
Pence, 63, is now officially throwing his hat in the ring after months of speculation, joining a slew of other GOP hopefuls looking to take down the party’s clear frontrunner, Donald Trump.
According to one of the most recent studies into the viability of human life on the Red Planet, scientists have said that if humans spend any longer than this point the levels of radiation become unsafe.
Over the weekend, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis prompted leftist outrage as she joined her husband Ron in Iowa while wearing a leather jacket emblazoned with the words “Where Woke Goes to Die.”
An immigrant who came to the United States from Afghanistan and opened a business in Democrat-controlled San Francisco says that the conditions in the city are worse than in Afghanistan.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) encouraged students to celebrate Pride Month with coloring books of “LGBTQ icons,” creating “ally pledge cards,” and playing “LGBTQ+ Bingo.”
Approximately 50 places of worship in New York City will house foreign nationals who have recently migrated to the United States.
The grand jury in the federal criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified material is reportedly set to come back into session this week in Washington, D.C., after court activity had slowed in recent weeks.
But the liberal media arrived quickly to try to lift him up. In a fawning profile, The New York Times described the 80-year-old president as “sharp,” “fit,” and having “striking stamina.” The Washington Post, meanwhile, said Biden’s tumble helps make him appear “more human” — then listed a bunch of other times politicians fell down.
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Beck, who went by Kristen Beck for a brief period of his life, warned during an interview last week that the so-called “experts” who are pushing minors to transition are hiding critical data from parents.
The controversial designer who had his merchandise removed from Target following public backlash and boycotts spoke out on the incident, criticizing the retailer for its response.
As The Gateway Pundit reported in 2020, election fraud whistleblowers came forward in December following the controversial election, including one who witnessed the shipping of an estimated 144,000-288,000 completed ballots across three state lines on October 21.
The new information was made public at a press conference by the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, a national constitutional litigation organization.
The Amistad Project said that they have sworn declarations that state over 300,000 ballots are at issue in Arizona, 548,000 in Michigan, 204,000 in Georgia, and over 121,000 in Pennsylvania.
They claim that their evidence reveals multi-state illegal efforts by USPS workers to influence the election in at least three of six swing states.
Donald Trump has demanded the recusal of the judge overseeing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against him, arguing that the judge lacks impartiality. Trump’s legal team submitted a filing to the court, highlighting Judge Juan Merchan’s involvement in a previous case where he encouraged Allen Weisselberg, a former Trump Organization executive, to cooperate against Trump. They also raised concerns about the judge’s daughter’s political and financial interests in the case’s outcome.
According to Trump’s attorneys, Judge Merchan’s daughter is employed by Authentic Strategies, a left-wing advertising group that could potentially profit from the case. They pointed out that the case’s resolution may impact political messaging during the 2024 electoral cycle and shape Authentic’s client engagements.
Here are the key points, as explained in Trump’s legal motion:
The Russian Defense Ministry said early Monday that Ukraine began a “large-scale offensive” by launching attacks along five sections of the frontlines in the eastern Donbas region.
According to RT, the ministry said the offensive began early Sunday, and the Ukrainian forces were unsuccessful. “The enemy’s goal was to breach our defenses in what they assumed was the most vulnerable section of the frontline,” the ministry said in a statement.
“The enemy has failed to reach its goals and was unsuccessful,” the statement added. The ministry claimed that Ukraine lost 250 soldiers, 16 tanks, three infantry vehicles, and 21 armored vehicles, but the numbers aren’t confirmed.
Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu delivered a speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore and said a conflict between the US and China would be an “unbearable disaster,” a warning that comes amid soaring tensions between the two powers.
“It is undeniable that a severe conflict or confrontation between China and the US will be an unbearable disaster for the world,” said Li, who was appointed defense minister in March.
Li delivered the warning while calling for more dialogue between the US and China, saying the two nations should seek “common ground and common interests to grow bilateral ties and deepen cooperation.”
China declined to hold a meeting between its defense minister and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the conference because the US has refused to lift sanctions that were imposed on Li in 2018 due to his role in purchasing Russian military equipment.
CIA Director William Burns held “clandestine” meetings with Chinese intel agencies during an unannounced trip to Beijing last month, US officials told the Financial Times, suggesting the visit was intended to “stabilize” deteriorating relations with the People’s Republic.
Burns had no formal diplomatic engagements in China and “only met intelligence officials” for talks in May, FT reported on Friday, citing five unnamed sources familiar with the trip. Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, CBS and other agencies later confirmed the report, but offered few additional details.
“Last month, director Burns traveled to Beijing where he met with Chinese counterparts and emphasized the importance of maintaining open lines of communications in intelligence channels,” a US official said in a statement to FT and several other outlets.
The sources did not say what was discussed during the meetings, which mark the Joe Biden administration’s highest-level visit to China since outgoing State Department deputy Wendy Sherman traveled to Tianjin in 2021.
We spent nearly 20 days in Russia, including 5 days in Crimea. During our journey, we spent around 70 hours in trains riding in close quarters with Russians who we had never met before but who freely shared food and drink with us. Indeed, throughout our travels, we were treated invariably with kindness, generosity and hospitality. When people realized that we spoke English and were from the States, they tried very hard to communicate with us and to make sure that we, as visitors in their land, were comfortable and taken care of. In short, it was clear to us that while many Americans may hate Russia and even Russians themselves, this hatred is not returned in kind.
One anecdote is illustrative of such treatment. About half an hour into our 27-hour train ride from Crimea to Moscow, Rick realized that he had left his money belt, with around $2000 in cash, back in his Moscow hotel room safe. This hotel had a quaint name in English – the Sunflower Avenue Hotel – and is located around the corner from the biggest mosque in Europe. Rick called the hotel and informed them of what had happened, and, after some back and forth to make sure that Rick was the true owner of the money, the hotel management said they would give it to anyone we designated to retrieve it. We got a hold of a friend in Moscow, Yulia, who went to the hotel and took possession of the money belt. And, because our plan was to travel back from Crimea directly to St. Petersburg, and not to return to Moscow, Yulia also arranged for a friend of hers to bring the belt to St. Petersburg – a city located at least 4 hours by train from Moscow. Within a few hours of our returning there a week later, this friend drove up to the hotel and handed the belt to Rick outside of our hotel. And, not a dollar was missing. Obviously, this could have turned out much differently given how many times the money belt had to change hands before getting back to Rick and given that all involved knew that if we never saw some or all of the money again there would have been little we could do about it given that we were not returning to Moscow and would soon be leaving for the United States. Our faith in humanity remained intact from the experience.
The U.S. Army wants to develop bomb-carrying drones similar to the jury-rigged commercial drones widely used in Ukraine, according to a service solicitation to industry.
The proposal-submission solicitation notes the drones’ utility to infantry, suggesting that lethal drones may one day be a common tool in the average infantry platoon’s kit.
U.S. Army Special Operations Command already operates a variety of smaller drones, most prominently the Switchblade suicide drone.
The wider Army, however, only operates the Skydio X2D unarmed reconnaissance drone at the small-unit level, according to the early-May posting by the Army Applications Laboratory. Skydio won a five-year fixed-price contract from the Army in early 2022, valued at $20 million per year.
For much of this year, widespread protests have engulfed Israel in response to the Netanyahu government’s attempts to overhaul the state’s judiciary. Corporate media in the United States (e.g., LA Times, 3/27/23; Politico 3/31/23) present this situation as a “crisis of democracy” in Israel. Since the demonstrations began on January 7, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post have run a combined total of 194 pieces that contain some variety of the words “Israel,” “crisis” and “democracy.” Only 77 of these, or just under 40%, include some form of the terms “Palestine” or “Palestinian.”
This shortage of references to the Palestinians is startling, considering that the Israeli government controls the lives of approximately 14 million people who live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, half of them Jewish and half of them Palestinian. These include 2.6 million Palestinians living in the West Bank under Israeli military occupation and without political rights, and 2 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, where Israel prevents them from enacting their political rights and confines them to an open-air prison. A further 350,000 Palestinians living in eastern Jerusalem, which was illegally annexed by Israel in 1967, nevertheless do not have the right to vote in Israel’s national elections.
You’ve likely never heard their names: Laith Kharma, Amal Nakhleh, Mohammad Mansour, Jihad Bani-Jaber. You’ll be appalled to read the accounts of their arrests and incarceration by Israeli authorities recorded in the recently released report by Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP).
Take, for example, then 17-year-old Laith. According to DCI-P’s May report, Arbitrary by Default: Palestinian Children in the Israeli Military Court System,
Early on the morning of September 20, 2017, around 2 a.m., Israeli soldiers entered Laith Karma’s home in Kafr Ein village, outside of Ramallah. Laith… was bound, blindfolded, and physically assaulted by Israeli forces. He was neither informed of the reason for his arrest nor presented with a warrant.
Over the next eleven hours, Laith was transferred to multiple locations, including a military checkpoint and an Israeli police station in an illegal settlement. “While inside the jeep, it felt like the trip took hours,” he later told Defense for Children International-Palestine.
The United States military is currently working on updating its missile-warning systems in the Pacific region. A new system is set to be deployed to Guam in 2025, according to defense contractor Northrup Grumman. The overhaul is meant to aid the U.S. military in its focus on security matters in the Pacific, including a potential threat from China.
An initial design review for Relay Ground Station-Asia (RGS-A) was met favorably by U.S. Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, the company said in a press release on Thursday, June 1. The RGS-A will set up a series of antennae that will be able to better catch signs of missile launches. Space Force, which controls many of the defense satellites used by the military, is in charge of the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution, or FORGE, system overhaul. The series of relay stations on the ground are part of that effort.