"Free people can say 'no'. Free people can refuse demands for their money, time, and children. Slaves cannot. There is no freedom without the freedom to say 'no'. If someone demands that you do something and you can say 'no' and refuse to do it, then you are a free human being. If you can be forced to do something or surrender something that you do not wish to, then you are a slave. No other test need be applied" -- Michael Rivero

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Folks, I have said it before and I will say it again; electric cars are a good idea but they are not anywhere close to being ready for mass use yet.

It’s all about distance. Think about it this way. Say you are planning a trip across the country, and you are going to use a regular car.

How much do you really have to worry about when you are going to be able to find a gas station?

Shoot, when my wife and I last drove from Michigan to Florida for the season, we figured that as long as you had the money for gas you would have to be a stone moron to run out of gas in this country.

Now, take the electric car. Sure, you see those charging stations every now and then but they aren’t exactly in plentiful supply.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, ECONOMY, ENERGY
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A senior Labour figure has said the party will bring back freedom of movement in bombshell comments seen by The Mail on Sunday. They reveal plans for a Labour government to reopen Brexit talks and claim that 'restoring freedom of movement is paramount'. Last night senior Conservatives accused Sir Keir Starmer of 'lying' to the British public about his plans. Former Tory party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith said: 'This is stage one, two and three of re-entering the European Union.'
Tags: EUROPE, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
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Former President Donald Trump maintains an edge over President Joe Biden nationally after being convicted in the business records trial in blue Manhattan, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll.

The poll, conducted between Wednesday and Friday, finds that exactly half of likely voters, including leaners, back Trump for the presidency. He sits 1 point ahead of Biden at 49 percent, while just 1 percent say they would vote for a third-party candidate.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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A federal court in Texas on Friday ordered the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to stop discriminating against farmers based on race or sex when awarding disaster relief.

“We just received a NATIONWIDE INJUNCTION in the Strickland v. Vilsack case, which halts the racially discriminatory farmer relief payments being made by the USDA,” the Mountain States Legal Foundation said in a post to X. “The payments will no longer go out while the case proceeds! A proud moment for us & our partners.”

The case was brought by that organization, and the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF), the latter of which also confirmed the ruling in a statement to Just the News.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, WHITE HOUSE
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The left-wing coalition government of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has attempted to shut down calls to follow the example of French President Emmanuel Macron and call for a snap election after a humiliating defeat in European Parliament elections.

Despite the Social Democrats (SPD) of Chancellor Olaf Scholz coming in third place in Sunday’s elections, behind the centre-right alliance of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CDU/CSU) and the right-populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), the government has refused to call for fresh elections so far as President Macron did on Sunday following a similar shellacking in France.

Government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said on Monday, per public broadcaster DW: “The election date is next fall as planned, and we plan to follow that through.”

This came in response to demands for a new election from CSU leader Markus Söder, who said: “This government is basically finished. And it must now be similar to France: There were calls for new elections, there are new elections because of Macron… Our country needs a fresh start. The traffic light coalition no longer has a mandate, no longer has the trust of the population.”

Tags: GERMANY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Americans were shocked when a New York jury convicted Donald Trump. Legal experts had pocked endless holes in the questionable trial. Many believe this was political persecution against a Republican candidate for president.

Trump’s team will appeal the decision. This fight could drag on for some time.

But one of the more shocking developments has been the court’s decision to sentence Trump four days before the Republican National Convention. This appears to be an attempt to undermine the party’s 2024 campaign plans. And Trump is not taking this lying down.

From The Post Millennial:
On Sunday, President Donald Trump called on the Supreme Court to intervene before the sentencing date for his Manhattan falsified business documents case, in which a jury found Trump guilty on 34 charges on Thursday…

“The ‘Sentencing’ for not having done anything wrong will be, conveniently for the Fascists, 4 days before the Republican National Convention. A Radical Left Soros backed D.A., who ran on a platform of “I will get Trump,” reporting to an “Acting” Local Judge, appointed by the Democrats, who is HIGHLY CONFLICTED, will make a decision which will determine the future of our Nation? The United States Supreme Court MUST DECIDE!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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After US and NATO allies sent long range missiles to Ukraine authorizing to use it to conduct strikes against Russia, Moscow's State media has shared a new map where Russia could deploy its missiles to target enemies amid fears of a third world war. Watch in for more details!

Tags: CUBA/CARIBBEAN, IRAN, KOREA, MIDDLE EAST, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
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The United States arms industry is not producing the basic ammunition required to sustain support for Ukraine and Israel, Bloomberg reported on June 8. This is an extraordinary situation since Russia’s arms industry is booming despite facing major Western sanctions.

According to the outlet, the US defence industry gave priority to the manufacture of high-tech ammunition and halted the production of basic artillery such as 155-millimetre ammunition, the most used in the wars that are being fought today. The US is also facing a shortage of basic products, such as gunpowder or trinitrotoluene (TNT), to produce these munitions and have had to turn to other countries, such as Poland and Turkey, to obtain supplies.

At some point an attempt was made to replace the 155-millimetre ammunition with higher-tech projectiles on the battlefront in Ukraine, but the effort failed because the new weaponry was neutralised by the Russian military.

“Higher-tech shells that were intended to replace the traditional 155mm munitions failed an early test in Ukraine, when their targeting systems were thwarted by Russia,” Bloomberg reported. “The prospect that future wars could resemble the grinding combat taking place there has stirred fears that the US arsenal could someday be stretched to the breaking point.”

Webmaster addition: That tells us that when faced with open war against Russia, the US won't be able to keep up with weapons demand!

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
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Ukraine will keep some of its foreign-donated F16s abroad in order to protect them from Russian attacks, according to a senior Ukrainian military officer. The move risks escalating the conflict yet further, since Putin has already warned he would consider attacking Ukrainian jets stationed abroad if they are used to attack Russian forces.

A number of European nations have already committed to providing more than 60 US-made F16 jets to the Ukrainians, and Ukrainian pilots are already being trained in how to fly them. The planes are expected to be delivered at the end of the year.

Serhii Holubtsov, head of aviation in Ukraine’s air force, said that “a certain number of aircraft will be stored at secure air bases outside of Ukraine so that they are not targeted here.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned on a number of occasions that Moscow would consider launching strikes on NATO countries if they host warplanes used in Ukraine.

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Hunter Biden's Delaware gun trial enters its 6th day Monday after a week of witness testimony from ex-girlfriends, an ex-wife and Biden family members. 

Biden's attorney Abbe Lowell seemed to indicate that his client would not testify in his own defense because he permitted the judge to read an instruction to the jury that emphasizes they should not hold anything against his client if he does not testify, according to CNN. However, it remains possible that Biden could still be called to the stand. 

The defense is expected to wrap up their case soon. The prosecution rested last week. “We are down to that last decision,” Lowell told the judge last week about the decision of calling Hunter Biden to the stand.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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A visiting judge has overturned the results of the November 2023 Edinburg City Council election, declaring Gerardo “Gerry” Lozano the rightful winner over incumbent David White, myRGV.com reported.

The lawsuit, brought forward by challenger Gerardo “Gerry” Lozano, contested the narrow victory of incumbent David White, alleging widespread irregularities, including illegal assistance to voters and the use of fake addresses in voter registrations.

The central issue in Lozano’s suit involved allegations against ‘politiqueras’, paid campaign workers accused of illegally aiding voters both in-person and through mail-in ballots. Some accusations extended to voters allegedly using fake addresses on their voter registrations.

The court’s findings revealed that these politiqueras assisted numerous voters who did not meet the legal criteria for such help. According to myRGV, citing Texas Election Code, assistance at the polls is strictly reserved for voters who are either illiterate or physically incapable of filling out ballots on their own. This assistance can extend to physically disabled voters eligible for curbside voting.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
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