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6 August 2022
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UN Declares War on ‘Dangerous’ Conspiracy Theories: ‘the World Is NOT Secretly Manipulated by Global Elite’ | 2 Aug 2022 | The United Nations has declared war on conspiracy theories, describing the rise of conspiracy thinking as “worrying and dangerous,” and providing the public with a toolkit to “prebunk” and “debunk” anybody who dares to suggest that world governments are anything but completely honest, upstanding and transparent. The UN also warns that George Soros, the Rothschilds, and the State of Israel must not be linked to any “alleged conspiracies.” UNESCO has teamed up with Twitter, the European Commission and the World Jewish Congress to launch the campaign dubbed #ThinkBeforeSharing: Stop the spread of conspiracy theories. The UN wants you to know that events are NOT “secretly manipulated behind the scenes by powerful forces with negative intent” and if you encounter anybody who thinks the global elite are conspiring to consolidate power and dictate global events, you must take action.
Most of the ‘Fact-Checking’ Organizations Facebook Uses in Ukraine Are Directly Funded by Washington | 2 Aug 2022 | Most of the fact-checking organizations Facebook has partnered with to monitor and regulate information about Ukraine are directly funded by the U.S. government, either through the U.S. Embassy or via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED). In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an information war as bitter as the ground fighting has erupted, and Meta (Facebook’s official name) announced it had partnered with nine organizations to help it sort fact from fiction for Ukrainian, Russian and other Eastern European users. These nine organizations are StopFake, VoxCheck, Fact Check Georgia, Demagog, Myth Detector, Lead Stories, Patikrinta 15min, Re:Baltica and Delfi. …At least five of the nine organizations are directly in the pay of the United States government, a major belligerent in the conflict. The Poynter Institute is also funded by the NED. Furthermore, many of the other fact-checking organizations also have deep connections with other NATO powers, including direct funding.
Biden to Send Another Billion Dollars to Ukrainian Regime and Oligarchs to Prop Up War Machine –What recession? Biden has delivered over 63 billion to Ukraine. | 5 Aug 2022 | The regime is stockpiling Ukraine with cash, weapons, and support in the war with Russia. Joe Biden has sunk billions of US taxpayer d-llars into the misguided venture. And tonight there are reports Joe Biden is going to sink another billion d-llars into the failed venture. Three sources told Reuters on Friday, “The Biden administration’s next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to be 1 billion, one of the largest so far, and include munitions for long-range weapons and armored medical transport vehicles…”
Ukraine risking another Chernobyl – Russia –Moscow has accused Kiev of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant | 6 Aug 2022 | Russia has urged the UN and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to make Ukraine stop the “shelling” of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. Moscow accused Ukrainian troops of firing artillery shells at the Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant in the country’s southern Zaporozhye Region on Friday. The plant was seized by Russian forces in late February, when Moscow launched its military campaign in the neighboring country. The facility continues to operate with Ukrainian staff under Russian control. Igor Vishnevetsky, a senior non-proliferation and arms control official at the Russian Foreign Ministry, warned that the shelling of the plant risks triggering an event similar to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
IAEA ‘alarmed’ over shelling at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant | 6 Aug 2022 | The International Atomic Energy Agency said on Saturday it was “extremely concerned” by the shelling on Friday of the Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant. The risk of a potential nuclear disaster at what is Europe’s largest nuclear power station is “very real,” it warned, adding that not only would Ukraine be affected but other nations as well. “Military action jeopardizing the safety and security of the Zaporozhskaya nuclear power plant is completely unacceptable and must be avoided at all costs,” the UN nuclear watchdog’s director general, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said in a statement. Targeting the facility with any “military firepower” would amount to “playing with fire, with potentially catastrophic consequences,” he added. The IAEA also suggested sending a delegation to the site to “provide technical support for nuclear safety and security” and to “help prevent the situation from spiraling even more out of control.”
Russia eliminates dozens of foreign fighters in Ukraine –More than 80 mercenaries from Zelensky’s International Legion and 470 Ukrainian personnel have been taken out, Moscow said | 6 Aug 2022 | Dozens of foreign fighters from Ukraine’s ‘International Legion’ have been killed by an airstrike in southeastern Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday. Providing a daily update on the progress of the military operation, Konashenkov revealed “a high-precision strike” was conducted by the Russian Air Force on a stronghold of the International Legion in the village of Vyvodovo in Dnepropetrovsk Region. As a result, “More than 80 foreign mercenaries and 11 units of special equipment were destroyed,” the military spokesman said.
Ukrainian forces ‘put civilians at risk’ – Amnesty –Kiev is routinely using schools and hospitals as military bases, the rights group says | 4 Aug 2022 | Ukrainian forces appear to have a pattern of placing troops and military vehicles in residential areas, including using hospitals as de facto military bases, Amnesty said on Thursday. Such actions violate international humanitarian law and put civilian lives at risk, the human rights NGO said. The accusation is based on research that Amnesty conducted between April and July in the east of Ukraine. In 19 towns and villages, it found evidence that Ukrainian forces launched strikes from within residential areas. In several cases they were targeted by retaliatory Russian attacks, some of which killed civilians, the report said. In 22 out of the 29 schools visited by Amnesty they said they found evidence of current or prior military activity. In five locations they witnessed Ukrainian troops using hospitals as bases, which was “a clear violation of international humanitarian law.”
Senate Votes 95-1 to Expand NATO Into Sweden and Finland –Josh Hawley (R-MO) voted ‘no,’ Rand Paul (R-KY) voted ‘present’ | 3 Aug 2022 | The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a resolution approving Sweden and Finland’s bids for NATO membership, demonstrating the bipartisan consensus on expanding the military alliance further on Russia’s border. The measure passed the Senate in a vote of 95-1-1, with only Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) voting “no,” and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) voting “present.” …An amendment that Paul tried to add to the resolution would have emphasized that Article 5, NATO’s mutual defense clause, does not supersede congressional authorization for war. But the amendment failed in a vote of 10-87.
US military exercise to take place near Chinese border – media | 6 Aug 2022 | The American and Indian militaries will hold joint exercises in the Himalayan mountains in October, less than 100km from India’s disputed border with China, CNN reported. The location was announced amid heightened tensions between the US and China over Taiwan, while India and China have been clashing along their mountain border. The drills will be held in mid-October near the town of Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, an Indian army officer told CNN on Saturday. Auli sits on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, and the exercises will focus on warfare at an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,000 meters). Auli is also situated around 95 kilometers (59 miles) from the Line of Actual Control, a loosely defined border that divides India and China.
U.S. announces military activity near Taiwan –Chinese drills will not deter the US Navy from operating in the area, the White House said | 5 Aug 2022 | US Navy ships and planes will transit the Taiwan strait in the next two weeks, the White House announced on Thursday. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby condemned Chinese military drills in the area and said the Pentagon had ordered the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and her escorts to remain near Taiwan to “monitor the situation.” The Reagan and her accompanying ships are based in Japan and were deployed to the East China Sea in recent days, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid a visit to Taipei against Chinese objections. Beijing has responded to Pelosi’s visit by launching extensive drills around Taiwan and firing a dozen missiles across the island.
National security risk: China now owns nearly 200,000 acres of land in America | 5 Aug 2022 | Fufeng Group, a bio-fermentation company based in mainland China, recently bought 300 acres in North Dakota for 2.6 million. The manufacturing firm plans to build a milling plant in the area. As per the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), China possesses over 191,000 acres of land in America, but the figures were before the North Dakota land sale this spring. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday, August 1, requesting the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to immediately review the purchase… Fufeng Group USA COO Eric Chutorash claimed that they do not have any Chinese government ownership and the workers will all be Americans. He added that the human resources director, commercial director sales team and engineer are not people transferred from China.
HVAC problems force thousands of Fort Bragg soldiers to relocate | 5 Aug 2022 | Issues with barracks at Fort Bragg are causing thousands of soldiers to leave their homes. Fort Bragg put out a statement saying the issues at the barracks are caused by problems with HVAC systems. The barracks are located in the Smoke Bomb Hill area of Fort Bragg; the buildings date to the 1970s. The post said about 1,200 soldiers will have to be relocated. Up to a dozen of the barracks failed recent inspections for safety and quality of life, and didn’t meet current HVAC standards, according to Fort Bragg. ABC 11 has made several reports about issues at Fort Bragg’s barracks including mold.
Top scientist admits ‘space telescope image’ was actually a slice of chorizo | 5 Aug 2022 | A French scientist has apologized after tweeting a photo of a slice of chorizo, claiming it was an image of a distant star taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. Étienne Klein, a celebrated physicist and director at France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, shared the image of the spicy Spanish sausage on Twitter last week, praising the “level of detail” it provided. “Picture of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years away from us. It was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. This level of detail…A new world is unveiled everyday,” he told his more than 91,000 followers on Sunday. Things, however, were not quite as they seemed. Klein admitted later in a series of follow-up tweets that the image was, in fact, a close-up of a slice of chorizo taken against a black background.
Armed guard allegedly thought school shooting was ‘drill’ with ‘good makeup’ | 3 Aug 2020 | An attorney representing victims of the Nov. 30, 2021, Oxford High School shooting in Michigan that left four students dead and seven injured revealed on Wednesday that an armed security guard employed by the school district allegedly thought the shooting was a drill with “good makeup.” “What we now know is this. When the shots rang out at 12:51…Ms. Potts walked down the hallway, where, ultimately, she found Tate Myre,” Johnson said during a Wednesday press conference. “…Tate had already been shot. He was on the ground. Ms. Potts told the investigators that when she looked at Tate, she thought, ‘Boy, this ALICE drill — they’re really using good makeup.” Oxford Community School District security guard Kimberly Potts, a 20-year veteran of Oakland County law enforcement, allegedly thought the shooting was an ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) drill even after she saw the body of deceased 16-year-old Myre.
Jury orders Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook parents $45.2M in punitive damages –The jury awarded them 4.1 million in compensatory damages earlier this week | 5 Aug 2022 | A jury has ordered Alex Jones to pay the parents of a child who died in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting an additional 45.2 million in punitive damages, after awarding them 4.1 million earlier this week. The Associated Press reported that Jones will have to pay a combined 49.3 million, though parents Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis had sought 150 million. The plaintiffs’ son, then-first grader Jessie Lewis died in the shooting alongside more than two dozen others. The jury awarded them the 4.1 million in compensatory damages earlier this week. After the 2012 massacre, Jones suggested the U.S. government staged the shooting, ostensibly to justify gun control measures, and alleged that the victims’ parents were paid actors. Jones acknowledge on Wednesday that the shooting occurred. “Especially since I’ve met the parents. It’s 100% real,” he said. “I never intentionally tried to hurt you. I never said your name until this came to court.”
Texas jury orders Alex Jones to pay $4 million to Sandy Hook family in defamation suit –Jones was found liable in the defamation suit for his false claims that the 2012 massacre was staged | 4 Aug 2022 | A Texas jury Thursday ordered Infowars founder Alex Jones to pay 4 million to the family of a Sandy Hook shooting victim for claiming that the massacre never happened. The jury has yet to decide on the amount Jones must pay in punitive damages, the Associated Press reported. The 4 million represents compensatory damages. Jones has previously said that any amount over 2 million would “sink” him. Twenty students and six adults died in December 2012 massing shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut. Following the shooting, Jones repeatedly claimed on his show that the massacre was “staged” by the U.S. government as a pretense for gun confiscation. He claimed that the parents and families of the victims were “crisis actors” being paid for their performance. He has since apologized and did so again this week in court.
Biden Admin Spending Up to $300K in Taxpayer Money to Boost LGBT ‘Social Acceptance’ in Botswana | 3 Aug 2022 | The Biden administration is spending up to 300,000 in tax d-llars to promote gay and transgender “social acceptance” in Botswana, according to a federal grant listing reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The Department of State will give one U.S. organization or academic institution with the funds so they may “bolster LGBTQI+ community initiatives” and “build support networks and organizations” in the African country. The participants, which will travel to the country and spend up to 18 months there, will be tasked with promoting gay and transgender acceptance among “influential religious groups and traditional groups.” …”With the Biden Administration’s track record of wasteful, woke spending domestically, it shouldn’t surprise us that this Administration is using our taxpayer d-llars to spread wokeness abroad too,” Republican Florida Rep. Greg Steube, who sits on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Dems Poised to Make IRS Larger Than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol Combined –Manchin-backed Inflation Reduction Act would more than double agency’s size | 6 Aug 2022 | If Democrats have their way, one of the most detested federal agencies–the Internal Revenue Service–will employ more bureaucrats than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined. Under the Inflation Reduction Act negotiated by Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), the agency would receive 80 billion in funding to hire as many as 87,000 additional employees. The increase would more than double the size of the IRS workforce, which currently has 78,661 full-time staffers, according to federal data. The additional IRS funding is integral to the Democrats’ reconciliation package.
Kyrsten cashing in: Sinema removes billionaire tax loophole from Manchin bill while raking in private equity money –The carried interest tax provision was removed from the Inflation Reduction Act as part of her approval of the bill | 5 Aug 2022 | Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has raked in significant amounts of campaign cash from the private equity sector, which notched a victory after she lobbied to remove a billionaire tax loophole from the Inflation Reduction Act as part of her agreement to back the legislation. The Arizona DemocRAT announced Thursday that she would “move forward” in supporting the Inflation Reduction Act [a misnomer if ever there was one], the reconciliation package Senate Democrats unveiled last week. As part of the agreement, she successfully removed the carried interest tax provision, which targeted a loophole used by wealthy Americans. “We have agreed to remove the carried interest tax provision, protect advanced manufacturing, and boost our clean energy economy in the Senate’s budget reconciliation legislation,” Sinema said late Thursday. “Subject to the Parliamentarian’s review, I’ll move forward.”
VP Joe Biden met with two Chinese energy execs in the West Wing – the FIFTEENTH meeting with businessmen tied to his son’s company – who days later sent Hunter a fawning email offering to fix his $102k EV –Two executives for Chinese energy company Wanxiang secured a meeting with VP Joe Biden in the West Wing in July 2014, according to White House visitor logs –A client of Hunter Biden’s company Seneca Global Advisors partnered with Wanxiang in 2012 on a 1.25billion natural gas plant in China | 5 Aug 2022 | Two Chinese businessmen with ties to Hunter Biden’s company met with Joe Biden at the White House and followed up with the VP’s son days later with a fawning email and invitation, records reveal. The meeting is the fifteenth to be uncovered between Joe and businessmen linked to Hunter. Executives for Chinese energy company Wanxiang secured a meeting with the vice president in the West Wing in July 2014 with just one day’s notice, according to White House visitor logs. A client of Hunter’s company Seneca Global Advisors partnered with Wanxiang in 2012 on a 1.25billion natural gas plant in China. The ceremony for the signing of the deal between Hunter’s client GreatPoint Energy and Wanxiang was attended by then Chinese vice president Xi Jinping. Wanxiang is a major Chinese company, and also partnered with the North Korean state for a giant copper mine.
Kari Lake wins Arizona GOP governor primary as Trump slate sweeps top races –She is expected to face off against Katie Hobbs, who is currently Arizona’s Secretary of State | 4 Aug 2022 | The Arizona GOP governor primary on Thursday evening was called for candidate Kari Lake, giving former President Donald Trump a clean sweep in the state in Tuesday night’s primaries. She is expected to face off against Katie Hobbs, who is currently Arizona’s Secretary of State, to replace Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. The Associated Press projected Lake as the winner with about 88.3% of the ballots counted. Lake came in with 46.8% of the vote. Lawyer Karrin Taylor Robson came in second to Lake with 44.0%. Her victory is also a showdown between former President Trump and former Vice President Pence, the latter of whom endorsed Taylor Robson.
Blake Masters wins Arizona’s Republican Senate primary in key battleground state showdown | 3 Aug 2022 | The Associated Press has called Arizona’s Republican Senate primary for venture capitalist Blake Masters, who will face off in November against Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in a key battleground state race that may determine if the GOP wins back the Senate majority. Masters was the front-runner in the most recent public opinion surveys heading into Tuesday’s primary election. The field of contenders also included solar power businessman Jim Lamon, who pumped millions of his own m-ney behind his bid.
Donald Trump endorses Leora Levy for U.S. Senate in Connecticut via telephone call | 4 Aug 2022 | In a surprise to Republicans, former President Donald Trump endorsed Leora R. Levy for U.S. Senate on Thursday night — throwing drama into Tuesday’s Republican primary. Republican and Democratic insiders had said earlier Thursday that Trump might be making a move for Levy — and he did several hours later. The endorsement came via a live telephone call during an outdoor gathering for Republicans in Montville that was attended by Levy’s two opponents in the primary — party-endorsed candidate [RINO] Themis Klarides of Madison and conservative Peter Lumaj of Fairfield. The endorsement came in the final days before the primary, and Republicans are already debating how much influence that Trump has over the party in Connecticut. Trump’s high-profile endorsements have
led to victories for some candidates across the country, while others have been defeated had over a 95% success rate.
Trump blasted by war criminal Dick Cheney as former vice president stars in his daughter’s latest ad | 4 Aug 2022 | Former Vice President [unindicted war criminal] Dick Cheney calls former President Donald Trump a “coward” and argues that Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is “fearless,” as he stars in the latest ad released by his daughter’s re-election campaign. “In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump. He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him,” the elder Cheney says in the ad, which the younger Cheney started running on Thursday, a week and a half before she faces a Trump-endorsed challenger in the Republican congressional primary Wyoming’s single congressional seat… Cheney caught a break in March when the Wyoming legislature [insanely] decided against scrapping same-day party registration in primaries, which would have prevented Democrats from crossing party lines and registering as Republicans to vote for her in the state’s primary.
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