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There is a vast difference between “not winning” and “losing” a war. In the case of Ukraine, “not winning” means that President Zelensky and his handlers in Washington choose to pursue a negotiated settlement that would allow Russia to keep the territory it captured during the war while addressing Moscow’s modest security demands. (Note—Ukraine must reject any intention of joining NATO)

On the other hand, “losing” the war means that the US and NATO continue on the same path they are today—pumping lethal weapons, trainers and long-range missiles systems into Ukraine—hoping that the Russian offensive is progressively weakened so Ukraine can prevail on the battlefield. This alternate path—which amounts to ‘wishful thinking’—is the path to “losing” the war.

Unlike the “not winning” the war scenario, “losing” the war will have a catastrophic effect on the United States and its future. It would mean that Washington had been unable to prevent a Russian military incursion into Europe which is NATO’s primary raison d’etre. It would challenge the idea that the US is capable of acting as the guarantor of regional security which is the role the US has enjoyed since the end of WW2. The perception of a US defeat at the hands of Russia would unavoidably trigger a re-evaluation of current security relations leading to the dissolution of NATO and, very possibly, the EU as well. Simply put, losing the war would be a disaster. Here’s how Colonel Daniel Davis summed it up just last week:

“We can’t let Russia win.”

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Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The level of Russia’s weapons and ammunition production since the start of the conflict with Ukraine has surpassed NATO’s expectations, the secretary general of the US-led military bloc has acknowledged.

Speaking to Sky News on Monday, Jens Stoltenberg was asked to comment on a study released last month by the consulting firm Bain & Company, which revealed that Moscow was generating artillery shells at more than three times the rate of all NATO members combined.

“It’s correct that Russia has been able to build up their defense industry faster than we expected, and it’s correct that NATO allies have spent more time than they should in ramping up our production,” Stoltenberg replied.

 

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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At a meeting this week with European Union (EU) foreign ministers, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó revealed that the next phase of the war in Ukraine will probably involve forcibly drafting European youth from well outside the battle zone to fight Russia.

According to Szijjártó, an exceptionally high number of casualties coupled with troubles in Ukraine recruiting or even finding more bodies to shovel into the war machine means that the globalists now want other European countries to step up to the plate to sacrifice their youth as well.

“Ukrainian casualties are becoming more and more unbearable, Ukrainian men are not being allowed out of Ukraine, and now they want to conscript European youth into the war,” Szijjártó is quoted as saying in a statement to the press. “And obviously, as the escalation hits this neighborhood first, one can almost clearly hear the argument that the soldiers should be sent from the geographical proximity first.”

“All this means that they want to send Central European youth, including Hungarian youth, to the war with mandatory European conscription.”

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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At a moment it is increasingly clear that there's no off-ramp for the Ukraine proxy war on the horizon in the foreseeable future, European governments have been ramping up their defense readiness amid fears of a future direct clash with Russia. 

While the United Kingdom's military leadership has been vocal of late about raising up a 'citizen army' - other countries have been mulling the activation of more of their armed forces - even Germany, which has historically (pre-Ukraine war) maintained very low defense spending and neutrality. 

But days ago the chair of the German parliament's defense committee, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, issued a public plea for the government to activate 900,000 German reservists, citing the need to do so based on the 'Russian threat' to Europe, according to DPA news agency.

Tags: GERMANY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The slightest suggestion that there is neither documentary nor forensic evidence to support the Holohoax can land one in prison in over a dozen different countries. And yet, the fact remains: There is neither documentary nor forensic evidence to support the related fairy tales of “6 million” and “zee gas chambers.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL
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The head of the Bill Gates-funded World Health Organization has declared war on so-called “anti-vaxxers.”

In true Saul Alinsky fashion, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said earlier this week that “it’s time to be more aggressive in pushing back on anti-vaxxers.”

It was the revolutionary organizer Saul Alinsky who advised his fellow Marxists in his book, Rules for Radicals, to engage in a cutthroat information war against their political opponents.

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Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com,

A recent Tweet by Elizabeth Warren and a short rebuttal to her inspired this post. Let’s take a look at the Tweet and my 10 reasons.

Deeply Unfair

10 Reasons Why Student Debt Cancellation is Unfair

  1. It is unfair to those who sacrificed to pay off their student loans and it’s unfair to those who foot the bill.
  2. It is an upward transfer of wealth. The plumber pays for someone  else’s college education.
  3. It encourages going to college when there might be better choices such as learning a trade. And It creates incentive to take on new student loans.
  4. It is blatant election year bribe to college students and college graduates.
  5. It creates creates a moral hazard for college administrators to sell useless degrees creating another overhang of new student debt.
  6. It creates a moral hazard for students who might feel that their debt should be forgiven in the future
  7. It subsidizes poor decision-making such as majoring in useless degrees including gender studies, anthropology, archeology, art history, music, culinary arts, fashion design, philosophy, etc.
  8. The president has no power to forgive student loans. Doing so creates another precedent for presidential rule by decree. This is too big a financial decision not to involve Congress. The current student loan program was authorized by Congress and contains no such authority to the president.
  9. Biden is openly flouting the Supreme court, another dangerous precedent.
  10. Free money is highly inflationary.

Claire's Observations;  the only item with which I have an issue, is #7; IF one is using the knowledge one has learned in college throughout a lifetime, then that education is never wasted; but you are going to have to find what your other gifts may be, to earn a living by using them!!  

Now in my mid-70s, I am doing "data wrangling" for a friend in LA, and I have become reasonably adept at this.  It translates as knowing who the decision makers are in a company, and knowing how to find them, and reach them, even if the person at the front desk is remarkably uncooperative about giving you the info you need! :-)

But that doesn't stop me from creating music in the other side of my life, and Mike  and I are still in the process of "mixing down"  a new piece, which I hope to introduce to my church mid-summer!! :-)

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, EDUCATION
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Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

To those at the bottom of America’s economic pyramid, it feels like the economy has already collapsed. 

When you can’t afford to put a roof over your head and you barely have enough food to eat, nothing else really matters.  

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, millions of homeless Americans created large shantytowns known as “Hoovervilles” all over America. 

Unfortunately, we are witnessing the same thing today.  Our homeless population is rapidly exploding, and those that have nowhere to live are creating shelters for themselves out of wood, cardboard boxes, tents, tarps, construction materials and whatever else they can find.  In some cases, very large shantytown communities are being established, and they are primarily populated by our young adults

During the Great Depression (1929 to 1933), 48 percent of the nation was homeless, living with relatives or in “shantytowns,” “Hoovervilles.”  Today, between 47 and 52 percent of young adults are homeless, living with parents or shelters, a direct result of Biden’s radical overspending, energy and immigration policies, inflation, and high interest, turning America into a giant “Bidenville.”

One “Bidenville” that has been getting a lot of attention recently is located in Oakland, California.

A video of that “Bidenville” that was posted on social media on May 31st shows “massive temporary houses built along service roads”

Shocking footage has emerged showing a gigantic ‘shantytown’ that has sprung up in Oakland, as the California city’s slide into crime-ravaged squalor continues.

Michael Oxford, the host of CaliBased, posted a video on May 31 of massive temporary houses built along service roads that open up into main roads in Hooverville, Oakland.

The footage showed trash strewn around scores of houses that were built of wood, tarp and other discarded materials.

I write about this stuff all the time, but it is still hard to believe that so many people are living in third world conditions in the United States of America in 2024

Claire's Observations;  My heart is weeping, upon reading this.  I remember, as a kid in High School, being able to get from San Mateo, where my Dad and I lived, up to UC Berkeley by bus, to use the library there, and we never had to worry about me not getting home, or my getting hurt in any way.

The people of Oakland are resilient, tough, and good-hearted,  but have been hit by decades of catastrophic leadership which, when combined with  a national leadership which considers its poverty-stricken citizens expendible, has fallen into this horrific state.

And when  poor citizens become expendible, as they have on a national level, what does the US government generally do?!?  Start wars and impose a military draft, to grind these people up, and spit them out, preferentially dead.

The wars are here; it is just a matter of time before a military draft begins, and this time, ladies and gentlemen, the US government will not only be coming for your sons; it will also  be coming for your daughters as well.

I pray (literally) for leadership in Oakland which will respect these people; learn what other cities have done to compassionately deal with their homeless population (hint;  it is NOT throwing them out on the streets); and create an educational system which could be the pride of California, and the nation.  

And that leadership is going to have to push back like hell, against a Federal government which has decided that Oakland citizens "... can't ; won't; and are pathologically unable" to make those decisions necessary to collectively enhance the quality of their lives.

 

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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On Tuesday, a member of Ukraine’s parliament told The New York Times that Ukraine had launched strikes on Russian territory using US-provided HIMARS rocket systems after President Biden lifted restrictions on Kyiv’s use of the weapons.

Yehor Chernev, the deputy chairman of the Ukrainian parliament’s committee on national security, defense, and intelligence, claimed the strikes destroyed S-300 and S-400 missile systems about 20 miles inside Russia’s Belgorod Oblast.

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk also hinted that Ukraine hit Russian territory with Western-provided weapons. In a now-deleted post on Telegram, Vereshchuk shared a picture of a burning S-300 system and said, “It’s burning well. This is a Russian S-300. On Russian territory. The first days after permission to use Western weapons on the enemy’s territory.”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Writes Kirsten Armbruster:

It seems that Natural News (Health Ranger) is the only one reporting on the government attempting to shut down InfoWars to be liquidated for the Sandy Hook families.

https://www.brighteon.com/a9987df0-2c3a-473f-aac9-a67e0779a6b5

 https://www.naturalnews.com/files/FSS-case-2024-06-03.pdf

Also, Scott Ritter’s passport was seized while he attempted to fly to Russia.

There is a war on against the alternative media.

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Tensions continue to rise on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, and there are reports of Israel’s war cabinet discussing a full-scale war against Lebanon.

Hezbollah and Israel have been fighting almost daily since October, with nearly constant Israeli airstrikes against southern Lebanon. The US and France have been trying to negotiate a settlement to see the attacks stopped by both sides and Hezbollah moved back from the Litani River.

Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir doesn’t want to wait for a deal. Visiting the north today to inspect the damage from rocket fire, Ben Gvir insisted that Israel’s military duty now is to “destroy Hezbollah.”

Tags: ISRAEL, LEBANON, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Israel’s extremist National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir has threatened to storm the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday, during a provocative 'Flag March' through Jerusalem.

Israeli settlers are due to celebrate 'Jerusalem Day', the anniversary of their capture of Palestinian East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war on Wednesday.

Israeli settlers and extremists mark the event by marching through Palestinian areas of the city while waving Israeli flags in a deliberate provocation.

The day is often marked by assaults on Palestinian people and properties as well as other provocations.

Ben-Gvir, who has a history of violent incitement against Palestinians, told Israeli Army Radio that the march was planned to pass through the Muslim Quarter and the Damascus Gate in the Old City in East Jerusalem.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, RELIGION/ATHEISM, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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I had hoped to speak to high-schoolers – I still do – but the six high schools nearest me either ignored my offer to speak or declined it.  “Do it for the kids,” they say when asking to raise your property taxes, but it’s beyond the pale to dissuade those very same kids from needlessly putting themselves in harm’s way?  Parents might have a different opinion, so here’s my speech:

Before we get into this, let’s discuss what most would label “a hypothetical.”  Tonight, I’m going to break into your home, point a gun at you, and rob you – all the while claiming that I’m not your enemy.  Your enemy, I’ll say, is elsewhere, and I don’t mean across the street but in a different country.  What will you do?  By a show of hands, will you fight back and protect those in your home by evicting me or even by killing me?  By a show of hands, who will thank me and travel to said country in search of the enemy, leaving those in your home vulnerable to me?  Anyone?  Nobody?  It sounds absurd, but for reasons that I’ll soon explain, you’ll understand that it’s more real than hypothetical.

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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One by one, the US empire is discrediting all of its own arguments for why it should lead the world. All the violence, tyranny and injustice it claims to be keeping at bay with its globe-dominating leadership is being inflicted by the empire itself, in more and more brazen and egregious ways each year.

The entire premise behind the empire’s containment strategies, military encirclement and cold war brinkmanship with China is that obviously the PRC needs to be stopped from rising and displacing the US as the global leader, and arguments about the need to control Russia and Iran by any means necessary arise from the same premise. These arguments are accepted as a given by many on the basis that the US is a free and democratic country which promotes liberal values and opposes authoritarianism, so of course it’s better to have the US in charge of world affairs.

But every point which could be used to bolster that argument is being rapidly eroded by the US itself. The US is making the world a much more violent and dangerous place. The US is assaulting freedom by perpetrating and facilitating more and more injustice and authoritarianism. The US is undermining international law by constantly violating it. Every argument that could be made for the merits of US global leadership gets weaker by the day.

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The sun erupted in a dazzling spectacle on Monday (June 3), firing off an intense solar flare captured in stunning detail by a NASA solar observatory.

But when you look closely at the eruption, it appears that much of the solar material in the vast plasma plume didn't manage to escape the grasp of the sun. In the video, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory during an M-class solar flare,  you can see a huge plasma plume rise from the sun's surface, only to be reeled back in during an apparent "failed eruption."

Solar astrophysicist Ryan French took to X to describe the event, which occurred at 10:11 a.m. EDT (1411 GMT) on Monday. "A gorgeous #SolarFlare on the Sun today!  Just look at how the falling plasma impacts and flows down the magnetic field - physics in action." French wrote.  "As further data becomes available, it looks like this event is a prime example of a 'failed eruption'! Material attempted to leave the Sun, but didn't quite escape." French continued. 

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Stargazers who don’t normally get the chance to take in the beauty of an aurora may once again get an opportunity this month. The sunspot region responsible for last month’s tantalizing aurora is once again showing off, and experts say the next several years could see even bigger events.

Last month people as far down as Florida reported being able to see the aurora. The culprit behind the intense show of lights was sunspot region AR 3664. Following the event, AR 3664 rotated away from the view of Earth. Now that it has rotated back around (and been given a new name, AR 3697), it is still showing as being very active, erupting with a powerful X 2.8 flare on May 27, 2024.

Since then, the sunspot region has spewed out four more X-class flares, for a total of five since June 3, 2024. While none of those reached the intensity of May’s event, it is possible that some could in the coming month.

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US Marines Corps MQ-9A Reaper Drones are now operating in the Philippines as the US continues to beef up its military presence in the country, USNI News reported on Monday.

The Reaper drones, which can be armed with powerful Hellfire missiles, have been operating out of the Philippines since the spring at the request of Manila as the two nations are increasing intelligence sharing.

A spokesperson for the I Marine Expeditionary Force told USNI that the Marines Corps “will employ unarmed MQ-9As to provide reconnaissance and surveillance in support of the development of intelligence sharing between the US and our Philippine allies.”

US Reaper drones have been deployed to support the Philippines in the South China Sea, where tensions are soaring between Manila and Beijing over disputed rocks and reefs in the waters. The US is strongly backing the Philippines in the dispute and has even committed itself to intervene if the situation turns into a shooting war.

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Special Counsel Jack Smith has again filed a request with the federal judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case to impose a gag order after getting shot down just days ago while earning a rebuke from the court.

Smith’s request aims to prevent Trump from commenting on the law enforcement officers who searched his Mar-a-Lago home, where they found classified documents. In Florida, Trump faces 40 counts related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents after leaving the White House and obstructing the Justice Department’s investigation, the Washington Examiner reports.

“These deceptive and inflammatory claims expose the law enforcement professionals who are involved in this case to unjustified and unacceptable risks: they invite the sort of threats and harassment that have occurred when other participants in legal proceedings against Trump have been targeted by his invective,” prosecutors Jay Bratt and David Harbach wrote in the filing.

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I start by saying it outright: America is on the precipice of war! And I’m talking not only about war abroad; I’m talking about war within the United States. And these wars are being deliberately orchestrated by President Joe Biden in the United States and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.

Strong language? Yes. But the facts prove the language is not hyperbolic.

On February 8, I wrote a column entitled U.S. Government Gives Millions To Jewish Group To Escort Illegals Into America.

In that column, I quoted Peggy Hall saying:   Sherwin, Martin J. Best Price: $8.74 Buy New $8.00 (as of 10:17 UTC - Details) 

Here are the dark and dirty details of how the US is financially footing the bill for the immigrant invasion.

There is a Jewish organization called HIAS, which stands for Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

HIAS gets hundreds of millions of dollars in US funding through the Office of Refugees Resettlement (ORR). ORR was created by Brandon Biden as part of the Department of Health and Human Services in the federal government. (Note: just a reminder for how bloated and excessive the federal government is. There is NOTHING in the Constitution that allows for these unfettered agencies that are created on the whim of the president.)

Check out the ORR website here, and note near the bottom of the list of agencies that are getting matching grants from YOUR money.

You’ll see that HIAS is listed as one of those agencies.

HIAS spends YOUR tax dollars on getting 500,000 ILLEGALS all the way from South America and Central America into the USA.

You might think that the poor immigrants should get the red carpet welcome wagon treatment. After all, think of the deplorable conditions they are escaping, not to mention the risks these asylum seekers face while trying to escape to a better life.

Um… that’s not really the case, at least for these refugees that are helped every step of the way by HIAS (funded with millions of dollars from the US government).

Keep reading, and I’ll show you exactly how HIAS describes how they are helping HALF a MILLION refugees cross the dangerous Darien Gap in the Panamanian jungle to grab money, housing, transportation, cash grants, medical care and jobs that should be going to authentic Americans.

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Veronica Garcia, a transgender high school athlete in Washington who won the state championship in the girls 400-meter race last month, complained about the lack of "sportsmanship" shown after winning the race and receiving a medal for it.

Garcia, of East Valley High School, ran the race in 55.75 seconds, which was one second better than the second-place finisher's time of 56.75, according to the Pacific Northwest Track and Field Officials' track scoreboard.

However, Garcia told The Spokesman-Review the lack of a congratulations from other runners at the meet "somewhat hurt."

"I guess maybe I expected sportsmanship because I was cheering the rest of them on when they were called. So I guess I expected to get that reciprocated," Garcia told the paper. "But I didn’t get that.

"I’m just a teenager. I wish people would remember that."

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) allows transgender athletes to compete against the sex they identify as.

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President Biden’s cognitive decline is readily apparent and a concern for dozens who have interacted with the 81-year-old commander-in-chief in recent months, according to a shocking report Tuesday.

Some of the more the 45 Republican and Democratic lawmakers and staffers interviewed by the Wall Street Journal described a president who spoke so softly during meetings that participants struggled to understand him.

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The president flew into Wilmington, Del., on Sunday night, where his 54-year-old son’s felony gun trial begins Monday, and will spend the whole day there with no official duties.

Joe Biden’s looming presence in the strange small city leaves nobody in any doubt of the message he is sending to Delaware special counsel David Weiss, the prosecutors, the judge, and the jury pool being chosen Monday: You mess with my son, you mess with me

It’s all very subtle, in a flagrant way, much like Joe’s impromptu visit to Hallie Biden, the widow of Beau and former lover of Hunter, just nine days before his son’s trial, at which she is the star witness for the prosecution. 

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