Reader’s Links for March 2, 2023

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  1. Fetterman Health Cover-Up: Chief of Staff Insta-Blocks Reporter Who Asked How Senator Can Sponsor Bills While Being Held Incommunicado for Two Weeks in Psyche Ward
    By Kristinn Taylor Mar. 2, 2023 6:49 am89 Comments

    Adam Jentleson, chief of staff for Sen. Joh Fetterman (D-PA), blocked conservative writer Stephen L. Miller, aka redsteeze, for asking how it is that Fetterman is sponsoring legislation while being hospitalized under doctor’s care. Fetterman has been held incommunicado for over two weeks now while allegedly being treated for clinical depression at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Jentleson boasts on his Twitter profile he is “Reid mafia for life”, a reference to his serving as deputy chief of staff to late Senator Reid (D-NV). In his bio for a book talk last year about the Senate written between working for Reid and Fetterman, Jentleson boasted he was a “go-to source for reporters.”

  2. BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Corrupt Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos Is Kicking GOP Members Out of Party Because They Voted for His Opponent in 2022 Primary
    By Joe Hoft Mar. 2, 2023 8:00 am69 Comments

    The corrupt GOP Speaker of the House in Wisconsin Robin Vos has reached new lows. His District which includes parts of Racine, Wisconsin is now kicking members out of the County GOP and preventing new members from signing up who supported his opponent in the 2022 primary.

    Speaker Robin Vos couldn’t be more corrupt and creepy if he tried. The Speaker of the House in Wisconsin had no problem preventing President Trump from winning the 2020 Election in his state and now he’s targeting those who voted against him in his 2022 primary.

    Vos was behind drop boxes being placed in Wisconsin and across the nation in the 2020 Election. He then promised to get to the bottom of the stolen election in Wisconsin where 140,000 ballots for Joe Biden only were dropped in the early morning hours after the election giving Joe Biden a 20,000 vote lead. Vos made sure the election results were never decertified despite boatloads of evidence it was uncertifiable.

  3. The Pentagon Creates Road Map For ‘Zero Trust’ Internet Access By 2027

    TN has examined this topic in detail several times. Ultimately, the only people who will be able to hop on the Internet, regardless of the entry point (5G, 6G, fiber optic, private of public WiFi) will first have to be definitively identified.

    This will require a personal, registered ID comparable to an electronic passport.

    No digital ID? You don’t use the Internet. Got ID? Every activity is tracked, catalogued and saved. The military is paving the way for this. ? TN Editor

    The Defense Department has finally laid out its plan for protecting its cyber networks after years of pledging to make it a commitment.

    The Office of the Chief Information Officer released “The DoD Zero Trust Strategy” in November — which laid out metrics and deadlines for the department to achieve full zero trust adoption by 2027. Cybersecurity experts said the government and private sector should work together to leverage resources to successfully enter the new regime.

    “Cyber physical threats to critical infrastructure really are one of our biggest national security challenges that we’re facing today, and that the landscape that we’re dealing with has gotten more complex,” Nitin Natarajan, deputy director at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said during a MeriTalk event in October.

    Cyber attackers have more resources than they have in the past, and it’s less expensive to do a lot of damage to an unsecure system, he said. It’s not just lone wolf hackers, but nation states and cyber terrorists who can pose a threat.

    For example, the 2019 SolarWinds cyber attack, which swept past the defenses of thousands of organizations, including the federal government, has been linked to Russia-backed operatives.

    The new strategy’s basic tenet is that treating organizations’ security like a moat around a castle doesn’t keep out bad actors.

    “Mission and system owners, as well as operators, increasingly embrace this view as fact. They also see the journey to [zero trust] as an opportunity to affect positively the mission by addressing technology modernizations, refining security processes and improving operational performance,” the document said.

    Zero trust culture requires every person within a network to assume that it is already compromised and requires all users to prove their identities at all times.

    The strategy lists technologies that can help cultivate a zero trust environment such as continuous multi-factor authentication, micro-segmentation, advanced encryption, endpoint security, analytics and robust auditing.

    While these various technologies can be used to implement this basic premise, it essentially means that “users are granted access to only the data they need and when needed.

    The strategy revolves around four pillars: accepting the culture of zero trust, operationalizing zero trust practices, accelerating zero trust technology and department-wide integration. The strategy notes that while IT departments across the Pentagon may need to purchase products, there is no one capability that can solve all their problems.

    “While the objectives prescribe ‘what’ shall be done in furtherance of the goal, they do not prescribe ‘how,’ as DoD Components may need to undertake objectives in differing ways,” the strategy read.

    For the technology pillar, the Pentagon’s zero trust strategy calls for capabilities to be pushed out faster while reducing silos. Capabilities that promote simpler architecture and efficient data management are also important, according to the document.

    While many methods can be used to authenticate users, the integration pillar calls for creating an acquisition plan for technologies that can be scaled department-wide by early fiscal year 2023.

    One technology development already underway is the Thunderdome, a $6.8 million contract awarded to Booz Allen Hamilton earlier this year. The technology would protect access to the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network, the Pentagon’s classified information transmitter, according to a Defense Information Systems Agency press release.

    It won’t be possible to completely retrofit every legacy platform with technology such as multi-factor authentication, the strategy points out. However, the services can implement safeguards for these less modern systems in the interim.

    The securing information systems pillar will also require automating artificial intelligence operations and securing communications at all levels.

    Automating systems is an important part of zero trust, said Andy Stewart, senior federal strategist at digital communications company Cisco Systems and a former director at Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet. If the processes behind zero trust don’t work well, people can struggle to use the technology and adopt the zero trust mindset.

    “Zero trust is about raising the security, but it also means, ‘How do I operate more efficiently?’” he said. “The user experience should get a vote.”

    While the strategy marks a turning point for the effort, the Pentagon started down the road of zero trust years ago. Its 2019 Digital Modernization Strategy mentioned that zero trust was an emerging initiative concept it was “exploring.”

    Accepting more rigorous cybersecurity measures through the zero trust mindset is something the Marine Corps has been working on through education and raising awareness, said Renata Spinks, assistant director and deputy chief information officer of information, command, control, communications and computers and acting senior information security officer.

    “We spend a lot of time educating, because if people know what they’re doing and why they’re doing it … it has been my experience that they will get on board a whole lot sooner than resisting,” she said

    The 2021 zero trust mandate from President Joe Biden’s administration was “a godsend” because it gave justification for personnel inside the Marine Corps who may not have understood the necessity of some of the IT initiatives, she said.

    A successful zero trust implementation will reduce threats to some of the most critical types of capabilities that warfighters will be relying on in the future: cloud, artificial intelligence and command, control, communications, computer and intelligence.

    The military needs the help of defense contractors to protect sensitive data, Spinks noted. Industry can help the military’s IT personnel understand how to work with the type of data that they will be providing and to how much the military will need access.

    “Zero trust will not be zero trust successfully if we don’t get help in managing identities,” she said.

    The Marine Corps recently hired a service data officer who could use input from contractors about how much access the military will need to figure out the best ways to classify and manage the service’s data, she noted.

    Having access to secure data anywhere will help military members and personnel in the defense industrial base who are working outside of business hours and in remote locations, according to the Pentagon’s strategy.

    The push for zero trust is different from some cybersecurity initiatives because it has muscle behind it, Spinks added. Leadership has provided policies and procedures and are willing to be held accountable, she said.

    “Cybersecurity is not an inexpensive venture. But I think what truly drives it is the vicious adversary and all of the activity across not just the federal government, but even at the state and local levels,” she said.

    Better cybersecurity practices will also be needed to secure supply chains, Natarajan noted. Making them more resilient, especially in critical technologies such as semiconductors, has been a focus at the Pentagon in recent years.

    “We know that this is being used by malicious cyber actors really to exploit a lot of third party risk after going after an organization’s supply chain,” he said.

    That’s another reason why the government can’t work alone, he added.

    “As we look at this, we’re looking at this not just from a sector perspective but also looking at this from national critical functions,” he said.

    CISA released cybersecurity performance goals for companies to measure themselves in October. Though the performance goals don’t cite zero trust specifically, the goals are intended for companies to use regardless of their size.

    “We’re really looking at these to be that minimum baseline of cyber protections that will reduce the rest of critical infrastructure operators,” he said. “But at the end of the day, by doing that we’re also impacting national security and the health and safety of Americans throughout the nation.”

    The private sector in turn needs the government’s investment in education and resources to build up its cyber workforce.

    “Cyberspace involves not just the hardware and software, the technology, your tablets, your iPhones, your technology, but it involves people. People developed cyberspace. People use cyberspace. We are in cyberspace,” Kemba Walden, principal deputy director of the National Cyber Director’s Office, said during the MeriTalk event.

    Not yet at full operating capacity, the National Cyber Director’s Office was established in 2021 to take the lead on cyber issues at the federal level, including the first national cybersecurity strategy.

    Just as important as the broad strategy will be the national workforce and education document that will be released after the cybersecurity strategy, Walden said.

    “We took a look and recognized that 700,000 or so U.S. jobs with the word cyber in it are left unfilled,” she said. That number comes from market research firm Lightcast’s 2022 report based on 2021 data.

    “As a national cyber and national security lawyer, that frightens me,” she said. “That is a national security risk from my perspective.”

    In recent years, organizations such as Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative and the National Security Association’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center have sprung up to gauge the needs and collect feedback from large enterprises, she said.

    “Those are the types of collaborative efforts that I think are necessary in order to evolve public-private collaboration and information sharing overall,” she said.

    Ultimately, the benefits of zero trust trickle down to the warfighter, according to the document.

    For example, the Pentagon’s joint all-domain command and control effort — which aims to link sensors and shooters while using artificial intelligence to make decisions — relies on that data being secure. If it falls into the wrong hands, military leaders can’t achieve information dominance, the strategy notes.

    “We need to make certain that when malicious actors attempt to breach our zero trust defenses; they can no longer roam freely through our networks and threaten our ability to deliver maximum support to the warfighter,” Chief Information Officer John Sherman said in the strategy.

    Read full story here:

    • 7 news australia – Ghost robot dogs being trialled by defence force

      Ghost robot dogs are the new telepathy technology being trialled by the Australian defence force.

      They respond to mind control, with hopes it could change the way we do war.

    • the sun UK – Telepathic robot war dogs commanded by soldiers’ THOUGHTS trialled

      ROBOT dogs controlled by soldiers’ thoughts are being trialled

      A new generation of mechanical canines could be given commands telepathically by handlers in conflict zones.

    • the guardian -How killer robotics are changing modern warfare

      Unmanned combat aerial vehicles, or attack drones, have become a common feature of the modern battlefield.

      • The dramatically named Kamikaze drones are just modified versions of the WWII Nazi V1 buzz bombs. The remote controlled drones are more sophisticated versions of the V1s.

        The first are fire and forget weapons that guide themselves. The latter need an operator to control them.

        The telepathically (this isn’t telepathy) controlled robots are an interesting weapon. Once they become operational they will be force multipliers that will allow small units to perform more tasks that use to require large units.

        All of the above weapons, including the fire and forget ones require a human making the decisions. This makes them human controlled weapons. (All guns are fire and forget weapons, once fired the person firing the weapon has no control of the projectile.) What is scary is the weapons (that are rumored to be under development, personally I doubt they are. The military wants weapons that have off switches) that are not under human control, they are to be turned on and then the weapon decides when and where it fires. The closest thing we have to this type of weapon are the various types of mines.

        Military actions are about the intelligent use of violence. Granted large scale peer action is big cities appears to be mindless destruction but it isn’t mindless.

    • redacted – Col. MacGregor: Ukraine has been DESTROYED and there’s nothing left

      ( 14 min 49 )

      Zelensky just admitted that American troops will be needed to keep Ukraine from total collapse.

      At the same time NATO announces Ukraine will become a member of the alliance before too long.

    • NYT – America Is In Over Its Head

      The greatest blunder President Vladimir Putin may have made so far in Ukraine is giving the West the impression that Russia could lose the war. The early Russian strike on Kyiv stumbled and failed. The Russian behemoth seemed not nearly as formidable as it had been made out to be. The war suddenly appeared as a face-off between a mass of disenchanted Russian incompetents and supercharged, savvy Ukrainian patriots.

      Such expectations naturally ratcheted up Ukrainian war aims. President Volodymyr Zelensky was once a member of the peace-deal camp in Ukraine. “Security guarantees and neutrality, non-nuclear status of our state. We are ready to go for it,” he declared one month into the conflict. Now he calls for complete victory: the reconquering of every inch of Russian-occupied territory, including Crimea. Polls indicate that Ukrainians will settle for nothing less. As battles rage across Donetsk and Luhansk, Ukraine’s leaders and some of their Western backers are already dreaming of Nuremberg-style trials of Mr. Putin and his inner circle in Moscow.

      The trouble is that Ukraine has only one surefire way of accomplishing this feat in the near term: direct NATO involvement in the war. Only the full, Desert Storm style of deployment of NATO and U.S. troops and weaponry could bring about a comprehensive Ukrainian victory in a short period of time. (Never mind that such a deployment would most likely shorten the odds of one of the grimmer prospects of the war: The more Russia loses, the more it is likely to resort to nuclear weapons.)

      Absent NATO involvement, the Ukrainian Army can hold the line and regain ground, as it has done in Kharkiv and Kherson, but complete victory is very nearly impossible. If Russia can hardly advance a few hundred yards a day in Bakhmut at a cost of 50 to 70 men, since the Ukrainians are so well entrenched, would Ukrainians be able to advance any better against equally well-entrenched Russians in the whole area between Russia and the eastern side of the Dnipro delta, including the Azov Sea coastline and the isthmus leading to Crimea? What has been a meat grinder in one direction is likely to be a meat grinder in the other.

      Moreover, Russia has nearly switched its state onto a war economy setting, while the United States has yet to meet the war production needs of its foreign partners. The war has already used up 13 years’ worth of Stinger antiaircraft missile production and five years’ worth of Javelin missiles, while the United States has a $19 billion backlog of arms delivery to Taiwan. Western news reports have focused on the Russian men avoiding Mr. Putin’s draft orders, but the Kremlin still has plenty of troops to draw on, even after its call-up of 300,000 soldiers last September.

      The debate about sending heavy war materials to Ukraine — which has consumed the German press in particular — is in this sense beside the point. It is not clear when all of the Leopard 1 and 2 and M1 Abrams tanks promised by NATO will be operational. Ukraine has requested 300 to 500 tanks, and NATO has promised only about 200.

      That Mr. Zelensky has staked so much of his diplomacy on these armament shipments makes sense: He needs to communicate to the Kremlin that Ukraine is prepared for a long, slogging conflict. But in terms of battle-ready material for the next six months, very little of the promised bounty will be deployable. If Mr. Zelensky wants to complete his self-image as Winston Churchill sooner rather than later, he will want to hasten the day when he can toast NATO’s — which is to say, America’s — entry into the conflict.

      The problem for Kyiv is that — public assurances aside — Washington has no interest in directly entering the war. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has already voiced his view that total victory for either Russia or Ukraine is unachievable in the near term. President Biden and his national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, have been adamant about keeping the United States from directly entering the conflict. The American public has shown no appetite for direct involvement, either. The United States may even have an interest in keeping the fighting going as the war reduces Russia’s ability to operate elsewhere in the world, increases the value of American energy exports and serves as a convenient dress rehearsal for the rallying of allies and coordination of economic warfare against Beijing.

      Less noticed is that the Kremlin’s war aims may have — out of necessity — been scaled back. Apparently reconciled to its inability to effect regime change in Kyiv and capture much more of Ukraine’s territory, Moscow now seems mostly focused on maintaining its positions in Luhansk and Donetsk and securing a land bridge to Crimea. These are territories that even in the best of circumstances would be difficult for Ukraine to reincorporate.

      As it stands today, Ukraine’s economic future appears viable even without the territories currently occupied by Russia. Ukraine has not been turned into a landlocked country and it remains in control of seven of the eight oblasts with the highest G.D.P. per capita. Ukraine would risk jeopardizing this position in a counteroffensive. Paradoxically, continued fighting also serves some Russian interests: It allows Moscow more chances to pummel Ukraine into a de facto buffer state, making it an ever less attractive candidate for NATO and European Union membership.

      The historian Stephen Kotkin recently argued that Ukrainians may be better off defining victory as accession to the European Union rather than a complete recapture of all Ukrainian territory. And yet, except for countries that were neutral during the Cold War, each historical case of E.U. accession has been preceded by membership in NATO, which since the 1990s has acted as a ratings agency in Europe, guaranteeing countries as safe for investment. This fact is hardly lost on the Ukrainian population: Polls (which have mostly excluded Luhansk and Donetsk since 2014) show that interest in the country’s joining NATO appears to have jumped since the start of the conflict.

      Only Washington ultimately has the power to decide how much of Ukraine it wants to bring under its umbrella. The actual official reluctance to include Ukraine in NATO has rarely been clearer, while the public embrace of Kyiv has never been more florid. In the meantime, European leaders may soon find themselves in the unenviable position of convincing Ukrainians that access to the common market and a European Marshall Fund is a reasonable exchange for “complete victory.”

    • zero hedge – NBC Reporter Goes To Crimea, Shocks Viewers By Telling The Truth

      Mainstream media correspondents for major US networks rarely, if ever, report from inside Crimea and certainly are nowhere near Russian-held territory in eastern Ukraine. However, this week NBC News chief international correspondent Keir Simmons went to Sevastopol , surrounded by a significant Russian military presence given it is home to the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, and in a live segment admitted that it’s not at all realistic Zelensky and Ukrainian forces can ever hope to take Crimea.

      This is especially as “the people there… view themselves as Russian.” Simmons noted that “This is the closest that any US news crew has got to the Russian Black Sea Fleet in many many years.” He explained that “Vladimir Putin will be determined to defend that port – to not have it take it away from him – he may well do pretty much anything to try to achieve that.”



      MSNBC – Keir Simmons: Putin may do ‘pretty much anything’ to keep Crimea

      Keir Simmons joins Andrea Mitchell to report from Crimea, an area vital to both Ukraine and Russia and one whose control is caught in the middle of both countries, after it was annexed by Moscow in 2014.

      “Vladimir Putin will be determined to defend that port, to not have it taken away from him. He may well do pretty much anything to try to achieve that, and the reason why is because it is so strategically important to Russia,” says Simmons about the Crimean city of Sevastopol.

      “But here’s the irony: the fact that since he launched that invasion a year ago in Ukraine, Ukrainians now will be determined not to have the Black Sea Fleet there, potentially threatening their coast for years to come.”

    • NBC News – Exclusive: A rare look inside Crimea

      Keir Simmons has a rare inside look inside Crimea and speaks with residents there.

    • NBC News – See inside Crimea as Ukraine hopes to retake the Russian-annexed territory

      Ukraine is said to be eyeing Crimea

    • NEWSWEEK – Only NATO or Nukes Can Save Ukraine From Russia: Estonia Foreign Minister

      Estonia’s foreign minister urged NATO allies not to exclude Ukraine from the transnational alliance in exchange for peace with Russia, warning that doing so would strand Ukraine in a “grey zone” in which its only means of deterring further aggression from Moscow would be increasingly devastating weapons.

      Urmas Reinsalu told Newsweek that the NATO alliance cannot ignore Kyiv’s accession ambitions—which he said remains the “elephant in the room”—while Russian revanchism poses a threat to Ukraine.

      National leaders and NATO officials have defended the alliance’s “open door” policy, refusing Russian demands to exclude Ukraine and repeatedly assuring Kyiv that it will one day be welcomed into the transatlantic bloc, though stressing accession should be a long-term goal.

      Reinsalu, now in his second stint as Estonia’s foreign minister, told Newsweek that NATO’s commitment to its “open door” policy and eventual Ukrainian membership is “far from being enough.”

      “If we say that we would not in practice see Ukraine as a member of NATO after this war, it would mean that we are afraid—or predict that—Russia will attack again and then NATO countries will be involved in a world war, or at least a war over the European continent,” Reinsalu said.

      “This is already admitting that large-scale war will repeat itself. And this is something that I think is very dangerous from our perspective, that we are already admitting that we have not tamed [the danger], or we don’t know the outcome of the current war.”

      Kyiv has never dropped its goal of NATO membership, an ambition that is enshrined in the national constitution and has record levels of support among Ukrainian voters.

      NATO will not allow Ukrainian accession in the midst of a war. Ukrainian officials have proposed the Kyiv Security Compact as an interim arrangement by which NATO nations can better aid the country while avoiding direct conflict with Russia. But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office has stressed that this is not intended as a substitute for full NATO membership.

      The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the United Kingdom, France and Germany have proposed a tripartite security pact with Ukraine in lieu of NATO membership. The leaders of the three nations reportedly raised the offer with Zelensky during his February visit to Europe.

      The plan would reportedly allow advanced NATO weapons to be sent to Ukraine but would not offer Kyiv protection under the alliance’s Article Five collective defense clause, nor deploy NATO troops on Ukrainian soil.

      “I don’t buy it,” Reinsalu said of the reported proposal. “We already had this with the famous Budapest Memorandum,” he added, referring to the 1994 deal through which Ukraine surrendered Soviet-era nuclear warheads in exchange for security assurances from Russia, the United States, and the U.K.

      “You can’t copy NATO,” Reinsalu said. “What’s the point of trying to copy NATO if you are making it clear that it is not NATO? It’s like a half-NATO. I would be rather suspicious of that replica.”

      “Honestly, the only guarantee except NATO would be to deliver nuclear weapons to Ukraine,” Reinsalu said, stressing that such a move is impossible, and undesirable, given the anti-proliferation commitments of NATO’s nuclear powers.

      “This is an academic remark on the context of these proposals, which guarantees would practically deliver and which would not,” he added.

      Leaving Ukraine outside the West’s security umbrella, Reinsalu said, would leave Kyiv in limbo and undermine the country’s recovery.

      “Imagine we are not giving Article Five-based guarantees to Ukraine after the war,” he said. “So, we will then encourage Ukraine to establish their self-defense in a ‘hedgehog strategy,’ like they are in the Wild West, standing in their fort with rifles and waiting for Russia.

      “I think it will create a grey zone in the midst of Europe. It would be a grand negative signal on their aspirations towards the European Union, from the security perspective, about investment assurances, and everything else.”

    • redacted – HANG ON! Ukraine’s new digital transformation program JUST started, WE ARE NEXT

      Ukraine’s digital transformation program is up and running and it represents a complete transfer of sovereignty to Silicon Valley and big tech.

      In this segment, Dan Cohen discusses how far back these agreements go, prior to the Russian military operation.

      Why is the U.S. seeking to implement digital IDs from Ukraine to the world and why has did it start with Ukraine?

      We show you the trajectory of this tool.

  4. the guardian – UK cat cull was considered early in Covid crisis, ex-minister says

    James Bethell says government considered whether all pet cats might have to be put down to contain virus

    The UK government considered whether it might have to ask people to exterminate all pet cats during the early days of the Covid pandemic, a former health minister said.

    It was unclear whether domestic cats could transmit coronavirus, James Bethell said.

    He told Channel 4 News: “What we shouldn’t forget is how little we understood about this disease. There was a moment we were very unclear about whether domestic pets could transmit the disease.

    “In fact, there was an idea at one moment that we might have to ask the public to exterminate all the cats in Britain. Can you imagine what would have happened if we had wanted to do that?”

    In July 2020, at the height of the Covid crisis, cat owners were warned not to kiss their pets after a female Siamese became the first known animal in the UK to catch the disease.

    Margaret Hosie, a professor of comparative virology at Glasgow University who led the screening programme, advised cat owners at the time to “observe very careful hygiene”.

    It comes as Lord Bethell’s boss at the time, Matt Hancock, the former health secretary, is facing a series of claims based on a leaked cache of more than 100,000 WhatsApp messages.

    The messages provide an insight into the way the UK government operated at the start of the pandemic. They include the suggestion that Hancock rejected advice from England’s chief medical officer, Prof Sir Chris Whitty, to test everyone going into care homes in England for Covid.

    Hancock vehemently denies overruling clinical advice. A spokesperson called the claim “categorically untrue”.

    • the guardian – Former Italian PM Giuseppe Conte faces investigation over Covid response

      Conte, ex-health minister and 17 others placed under investigation on suspicion of ‘aggravated culpable epidemic’ and manslaughter

      Italian prosecutors have placed the former prime minister Giuseppe Conte, the former health minister Roberto Speranza and 17 others under investigation on suspicion of “aggravated culpable epidemic” and manslaughter in connection with the government’s response at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

      The investigation, launched by prosecutors in Bergamo, the Lombardy province worst hit during the first wave of the virus, follows a preliminary inquiry that began in mid-2020 and was driven by relatives of Covid-19 victims.

      Attilio Fontana, the recently re-elected president of Lombardy, and the region’s former health councillor Giulio Gallera are also being investigated over the alleged failure by authorities to take adequate measures to prevent the spread of the virus by quarantining the towns of Alzano Lombardo and Nembro after outbreaks occurred there.

      Bergamo registered 6,000 excess deaths during the first wave of the virus, and prosecutors say 4,000 could have been prevented had the areas been immediately quarantined.

      Another crucial element of the investigation will be the alleged absence of an updated national pandemic plan, with the country’s dating to 2006.

      Italy was the first European country known to have been hit by a large outbreak of the virus, with the first case confirmed in Codogno, in southern Lombardy, on 21 February 2020. Two days later, an outbreak occurred at the hospital in Alzano Lombardo. However, unlike Codogno, which was immediately quarantined along with nine other towns in Lombardy and one in Veneto, the Alzano Lombardo hospital was reopened hours after the outbreak, while Bergamo province only went into lockdown with the entire Lombardy region two weeks later.

      Antonio Chiappani, the prosecutor leading the investigation, said the preliminary inquiry consisted of analysis “of a significant amount of documents” as well as emails and telephone messages involving the suspects.

      The suspects will have time to present their defence to a judge, who will then decide whether or not to send them to trial.

      Conte, who now leads the Five Star Movement, the party that at the time of the Covid outbreak led the government in coalition with the centre-left Democratic party, said he was ready to collaborate immediately with the judiciary. “I am calm in facing the country and Italian citizens, for having worked with the utmost commitment and responsibility during one of the hardest moments experienced by our republic,” he said.

      Speranza, who remained health minister until the collapse of Mario Draghi’s government last summer, said he felt “very serene and certain” that he had always acted “with discipline and honour in the exclusive interest of the country”.

      Fontana told Radio Anch’io: “It is shameful that someone who was heard at the beginning of the investigation as a person with knowledge of the facts should find out from the newspapers that he has been turned into a suspect.”

      Gallera said he had not yet received an official notification about the investigation but that he felt calm and would collaborate with the judiciary.

      “We faced Covid with our bare hands and, based on the very little information we had at our disposal, we made the most appropriate decisions to deal with the emergency,” he said.

      Consuelo Locati, the lawyer representing the families driving the investigation, said the story of “the massacre in Bergamo and Lombardy” was being rewritten.

      “We feel respected because the prosecutor has given honour to our loved ones who are no longer here and is giving answers to the questions that we started asking three years ago,” added Locati, whose father died of Covid-19.

      “In all this time, the institutions never gave answers; they instead tried to rewrite the story’s narrative.”

    • redacted – Why are they STILL pushing vaccines for pregnant women?

      “The government continues to recommend vaccinations for pregnant women despite the fact that pregnant women were EXCLUDED from the clinical trials.

      What is going on here?

      Why are they continuing to push this on a population when there is no reliable safety data? MIT professor Retsef Levi joins Clayton Morris to discuss the latest stunning data.

    • Cristian Terhes On COVID Committee draft report: we are witnessing the biggest corruption coverup in the EU history

      The COVID Committee presented on February 28, 2023, its first draft report about the “lessons learned” during the pandemic.

      The draft report is not acknowledging any of the problems during the pandemic, but instead is covering up Ursula von der Leyen and the biggest corruption scandal in the history of EU!

      We’ll fight to amend this report to reflect the reality!

    • Cristian Terhes:

      The COVID Committee presented on February 28, 2023, about the “lessons learned” during the pandemic don’t acknowledge the following problems during the pandemic:

      1?- The report doesn’t talk about the contracts that were not fully shown to the members of this committee and don’t talk about the scandal of the text messages between the President of the EU commission Ursula von der Leyen and Pfizer’s chief executive Albert Bourla.

      2- The report talks about these injections as being safe and effective but the Pfizer representative stated that they haven’t tested their injections If they are stopping the transmission of the virus

      3- The report states that nothing was known about Sars CoV 2 and the disease caused by this new virus, including nothing about the genetic sequence. This statement is false in the documents submitted to EMA by Moderna, they submitted studies of their vaccines conducted before 2019, and they tested their ‘vaccines’ since 2016.

      4- The report claims that the ‘vaccine’, saved 250,000 lives. No scientific methodology was presented that was used to calculate that figure. At the same time, we see now that the countries with the highest ‘vaccination’ rate have the highest mortality rate

      5- The report doesn’t mention the abusive way the digital green certificate was used all across Europe.

      6 – The report ignores the fundamental rights of any human being to not be forced to be injected with a medical product. Such a medical decision must have been the sole result of a free and informed consent of that patient.

    • Ottawa ends shipments of rapid COVID-19 tests as millions set to expire

      ….millions are set to expire within the year, and experts say the once-essential tool has lost its importance in the pandemic.

      […]There are 90 million rapid tests in the federal inventory, Health Canada said in an email. About 80,000 of those are set to expire within six months and 6.5 million within the year. The rest expire within two years.

      […]Ottawa has ordered more than 811 million rapid tests since the beginning of the pandemic with a price tag of about $5 billion.

      About 680 million of those went to provinces and territories.

      […]Quebec has 63 million tests, Alberta has 47.5 million, Saskatchewan has 6.4 million, Manitoba has 11 million, Nova Scotia has about 8 million and Newfoundland has about 2.5 million.

      Nearly every region said they have so far not destroyed or repurposed their rapid antigen tests, because Health Canada extended the expiration date for many brands.

      […]The chemical components in the tests degrade over time,

      […]“Rapid antigen tests to begin with are not the most accurate,”

      […]Having large stockpiles of rapid antigen tests may not be useful, especially if the virus shifts and becomes less detectable on the devices, said Dr. Anna Banerji, an infectious disease specialist

      […] there is no longer a public health strategy to deal with COVID-19. She said people aren’t wearing masks and, in most instances, there is no isolation policy

      twitter @KanekoaTheGreat

      RW Malone :

      Over the last three years, you have been subjected to the most massive, harmonized, globally coordinated propaganda campaign in the history of the western world, full stop.”

      “Western governments, non-governmental organizations, transnational organizations, pharmaceutical corporations, media, and financial corporations have cooperated via public-private partnerships, which I assert is a euphemism for fascism, to deploy the most massive, globally harmonized, psychological propaganda operation in the history of the world.”

      + 44 sec video

      twitter @KanekoaTheGreat

      Robert Kennedy Jr explains how the CIA used the Covid-19 response to vastly increase top-down government, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism.

      “We’re in a huge Milgram experiment here, we got Anthony Fauci in his white lab coat.”

      + 6min 59 video

      Monday Town Hall Covid & Flu Home Tests

      the FDA clearing the first at-home test for *both flu and Covid.
      It’s a single swab test that would be available over the counter with immediate results.

    • john campbell –Masks, the jury returns

      Do physical measures such as hand-washing or wearing masks stop or slow down the spread of respiratory viruses?

    • redacted – Leaked govt messages reveal plans for LOCKDOWNS, including destroying all pets

      At least they didn’t kill your pets! British politicians are in damage control after leaked WhatsApp messages from a British politician gives us insight to how the government made lockdown and school closure policies: based on personal sentiment and politics.

      The damning texts prompted one official to say that they once considered killing all pets but didn’t do that so we can all just calm down about the measures they did put in place.

      Feel better now?

  5. Insanity” — New York City To Pay $21,500 to 320 Far-Left Protesters Over 2020 Protests and Riots that Cost the City Millions
    By ProTrumpNews Staff Mar. 2, 2023 10:15 am

    The BLM riots during the summer of 2020 destroyed thousands of businesses and caused up to $2 billion to be paid in insurance claims.

    Black Lives Matter-Antifa mobs caused over one billion dollars in damages in cities across America since May. In Minneapolis alone, Black Lives Matter mobs damaged or destroyed over 1,500 businesses or buildings.

    Over 700 police officers were injured in the BLM riots — and that was back in June!

    Black Lives Matter was linked to conservatively 91% of the riots that resulted in the most expensive property damage in US insurance history

    Democrats incited the Black Lives Matter mobs for months as they destroyed communities across the country.

    Despite this, a group of far-left activists sued the police for allegedly engaging in “kettling.”

  6. Thousands of Far-Left Radicals Threaten Israel’s First Lady, Leftist Media Complains of “Settler Violence” after Two Jews Killed
    By Richard Abelson Mar. 2, 2023 9:45 am19 Comments

    Thousands of abusive far-left attackers surrounded Israeli First Lady Sara Netanyahu at her hairdresser’s salon in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night and had to be disbanded by 300 police officers. “It looks like someone found a copy of Antifa’s indoctrination playbook”, writes Jewish Press. Meanwhile, the leftist press blame “settler violence” for clashes after two Jewish brothers were shot dead in cold blood.

    “The incident began when protesters identified Sara Netanyahu entering a hair salon”, according to Jewish News Syndicate. “Thousands of protesters converged on the scene, shouting “she won’t be allowed to leave the barber shop” and “shame.””

    “If it had been right-wing protesters doing something like that to the wife of [Opposition leader Yair] Lapid, or [former Prime Minister] Ehud Barak, or [former Prime Minister Naftali] Bennett while they were serving as prime minister, the police would have dragged them bleeding from the sidewalk straight into the police or Shin Bet’s interrogation rooms,” the Prime Minister’s son Yair Netanyahu wrote on Twitter, adding, “and the judge and prosecution service would have extended their detention until 2040.”

    “These were not protesters,” Yair Netanyahu wrote . “They’re not even anarchists. They are terrorists! A violent underground movement has arisen here, financed by evil and criminal billionaires. This is Domestic Terrorism. Even if it takes a while, in the end, they will be brought to account for all their crimes committed between 2016 and 2023”, Israel National News reported.

    “These enlightened European left-wingers have become the (ideological) twins of their barbaric brothers, the Palestinians. Today, a right-winger entering Tel Aviv is like a Jew wearing a yarmulka entering Ramallah. It’s fortunate that this time no one got lynched. Ultimately, those who organized and financed all this will be brought to account and will end up behind bars,” Yair Netanyahu wrote.

    Prime Minister Netanyahu condemned the protesters on Twitter: “The anarchist activists under the leadership of (opposition leader Yair) Lapid continue to cross red lines. They are currently harassing and threatening my wife in Tel Aviv. I call on Lapid and the opposition to stop this immediately and condemn this shameful, unprecedented act.”

    The radical left-wing protests are financed by US Soros-funded New Israel Fund, as JNS reported. Violent protestors clashed with police on Ayalon Highway outside Tel Aviv and broke through barricades. Police responded with stun grenades

    An Arab resident of Jerusalem has been arrested on suspicion of plotting to assassinate Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Israel National News reported. During interrogation, the suspect admitted he had planned to murder Ben-Gvir and steal his body in order to bargain for the release of terrorists.

    Two Israeli brothers, Hillel and Yagel Yaniv, were murdered in cold blood sitting in their car in the terrorist outpost of Huwara Sunday. When local Arab terror supporters started celebrating and handing out sweets, Jewish citizens came out to protest and were accused of “killing Palestinians” by international leftist media. The bereaved mother, Esti Yaniv, expressed her horror at the international campaign to support the terrorists of Huwara and accuse “Israeli settlers” of a “pogrom”.

    Josh Waller and Luke Hilton from “The Israel Guys” report from the scene:

    Submit additional information.

    (Richard: All if the far left groups are loosely related, what one group does today the others will do tomorrow. We can expect this tactic to be used in all Western Nations. )

  7. WOW: Rasmussen Poll Results Show Over 60% of Likely Voters Believe Undercover Government Agents Provoked Jan 6 Riots
    By Joe Hoft Mar. 2, 2023 9:30 am84 Comments

    Americans want the truth about Jan 6 because the majority of Americans believe that government agents were responsible for the riots on that day.

    (See TGP’s American Gulag: Documenting government overreach following the Jan. 6 capitol protest)

    Voters overwhelmingly support releasing all videos of the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, and a majority think it’s likely that government agents helped provoke the riot according to the latest polling from Rasmussen reports.

    Rasmussen Reports dropped another excellent poll addressing current events going on in the US.

  8. BBC – UK – Far-right nationalists protest against housing refugees in Skegness hotels –
    ( 6 min 30 )

    The issue of how to house those who arrive in the UK on small boats in order to claim asylum is becoming more acute as the numbers arriving increase.

    Where more permanent accommodation is unavailable, Home Office policy is to house them in hotels around the country, at a cost of approximately £4.7 million a day.

    With public services in many of the towns they are placed in already stretched, this is causing friction with local communities who feel ignored by those who are deciding where to house people.

    In some areas, far rights groups are exploiting those community concerns, and organising protests. Last weekend, hotels in Skegness were boarded up in preparation for one of those protests. Newsnight’s Yasminara Khan was there.

  9. Over a Dozen Federal Whistleblowers Come Forward Claiming Hunter Biden Involved in Criminal Activity
    By Joe Hoft Mar. 2, 2023 9:00 am147 Comments

    Senator Chuck Grassley released information yesterday that over a dozen individuals came forward with information indicating Hunter Biden was committing crimes but the corrupt DOJ has done nothing.

    The Daily Mail reported:

    Sen. Charles Grassley said at a Wednesday hearing with Attorney General Merrick Garland that more than a dozen ‘whistleblowers’ have provided ‘potentially criminal’ information about Hunter Biden to the FBI.

    The Republican from Iowa told Garland – who was testifying on Capitol Hill for the first time this year – that the Justice Department must review the president’s son, who was subject to a federal probe involving tax matters and a potentially false statement on a form for a gun purchase.

    ‘Recent lawfully protected whistleblower disclosures to my office indicate that the Justice Department and FBI had at one time over a dozen sources that provided potentially criminal information relating to Hunter Biden,’ said Grassley, who has a long record of dealing with whistleblowers in the Senate.

  10. VIDEO: Trans Activist Arrested After Attacking Oklahoma State Congressman and Police Officer
    By Anthony Scott Mar. 2, 2023 7:30 am343 Comments

    A trans activist was arrested inside Oklahoma Capitol yesterday after the activist hurled water at Republican Representative Bob Ed Culver and proceeded to attack a police officer.

    The incident occurred shortly after Oklahoma lawmakers voted for gender transition procedures to be banned for minors.

    Rep. Culver initially stated he wouldn’t press charges but after finding out a state trooper was attacked Culver decided to press charges.

    Culver told the press “If water being thrown on me had been the extent of the action taken, I would not have given it a second thought. However, I cannot stand by while our highway patrolmen are assaulted for simply doing their jobs,”

  11. (Richard: This shows how far civilization has collapsed.)

    Drag Show For BABIES Features Nearly Naked Individuals, Including Men Spreading Legs in Fetish Gear [VIDEO]
    By Patty McMurray Mar. 2, 2023 12:10 pm0 Comments

    100 Percent Fed Up reports – In London, drag queens are putting on a cabaret show that is targeted at “parents and their babies,” specifically ages 0-2. The show is as un-family-friendly as you can get, with men wearing thongs and bondage gear while spreading their legs open and hanging from the ceiling

    The show, called Caba Baba Rave, was created by two moms who wanted to give other parents the opportunity to experience a “big London night out” while still caring for their babies. Instead of choosing age-appropriate entertainment, they decided that nearly-naked men would be the best option.

  12. Murdoch Said Hannity Was ‘Privately Disgusted’ By Trump But ‘Scared to Lose Viewers,’ According to New Court Filing
    by Alex Griffing – February 27, 2023

    “Rupert Murdoch should apologize to his viewers and readers for his ridiculous defense of the 2020 Presidential Election. How many forms of cheating and rigging does he have to see? He should also apologize to those anchors who got it right, and fire the ones who got it wrong, or were afraid to speak up (of which there were many!). It’s time to get rid of Fake News, and call it like it is!” Donald J. Trump
    Truth Social – 6 h

  13. NEW YORK POST –Kayla Lemieux, Canadian teacher with size-Z prosthetic breasts, placed on paid leave

    The Canadian high school teacher who wears massive Z-cup prosthetic breasts in class has been placed on leave after The Post revealed that she rarely wears them outside of school.

    The Halton School District confirmed that Oakville Trafalgar High School shop teacher Kayla Lemieux was put on paid leave Tuesday.

    “While not currently on an active assignment, the teacher remains employed with the (Halton District School Board),” spokesperson Heather Francey told the Toronto Sun.

    Lemieux’s suspension comes after Education Minister Stephen Lecce and Halton Region MPPs Natalie Pierre, Stephen Crawford and Effie Triantafilopoulos rebuked the school board for having “abdicated its responsibility by failing to put the interests and safety of students first,” according to the Sun.

    One mother named Lynn told the school board Wednesday that “forms of identity and expression presented in the school environment [must] be scrutinized against the child’s safeguarding practices.”

    The board has remained largely quiet about Lemieux while parents have raged for months about her wearing the prosthetics in front of students.

    Photos and videos taken in school have shown her wearing tight clothing with large nipples protruding under the fabric of her top.

    The controversy has sparked numerous threats of violence against Lemieux and school officials.

    Board of education meetings have descended into chaos as it attempts to address the issue.

    The saga gained international attention and came to a head after The Post revealed last month that once outside school, Lemieux often ditches the breasts, wig and makeup and appears as a man, which sent shockwaves through the district.

    Post photos showed a dressed-down Lemieux wearing men’s sweatpants, sneakers and a puffer vest — with no sign of her breasts, makeup, glasses or wig, a getup that her neighbor said she wears “extremely infrequently.”

    She insisted in a sitdown with The Post that the man in the photos was not her — although she admitted she could not prove it — and denied wearing prosthetic breasts at all.

    “These are real,” Lemieux said, adding that she could not say who the person photographed was “because I don’t want to bring anyone else into this.”

    “This is who I am. This is how I look. You’ve been talking to people in my building but what they’re telling you is harsh and untrue. I am always going out looking the way I am.”

    Lemieux told The Post that although she began undergoing hormone replacement therapy in 2021 and was “in transition,” she is “not a transgendered person” but was born “intersex.”

    The teacher said her extra-large beasts are caused by a condition called “gigantomastia,” but also admitted that she’s never been officially diagnosed.

    Gigantomastia is “a rare condition that involves developing extremely large breasts due to excessive breast tissue growth,” according to the renowned Cleveland Clinic, which said there are only about 300 cases reported.

    Outraged parents demanded that the Halton District School Board impose a dress code for teachers, which was initially rejected last year due to concerns about violating Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

    In January, the school board agreed to develop a policy requiring that teachers maintain an “appropriate and professional” appearance.

    Lemieux told The Post that she “would follow the direction of the board on what they mandated” but denied that she dressed in a provocative fashion.

    “I don’t think there’s any problem with how I have dressed. It’s the personal opinion of other people. I don’t think I have dressed unprofessionally,” she said.

  14. Pentagon Inspector General: Joe Biden is Hiding Classified Documents Detailing Side Deals He Made with Taliban and Against US Troops
    By Jim Hoft Mar. 2, 2023 2:30 pm79 Comments

    Taliban fighters with US weapons in 2021.

    A report from Fox News back in 2021 highlighted the scope of the crisis unfolding in Afghanistan as the Taliban took control of 75,000 US vehicles, 200 US aircraft, 600,000 US weapons, and $85 billion in military funding.

    This is like Obama’s Fast and Furious gun-running scandal on steroids.

    Today the Taliban is patrolling the streets of Kabul in US humvees.

    The big story might be the pallets of cash the Taliban have been posting videos of pallets of weapons and stacks of $100 bills they have seized.

    Here is a more complete list of US equipment now controlled by the Taliban:

    -2,000 Armored Vehicles Including Humvees and MRAP’s
    -75,989 Total Vehicles: FMTV, M35, Ford Rangers, Ford F350, Ford Vans, Toyota Pickups, Armored Security Vehicles etc
    -45 UH-60 Blachhawk Helicopters
    -50 MD530G Scout Attack Choppers
    -ScanEagle Military Drones
    -30 Military Version Cessnas
    -4 C-130’s
    -29 Brazilian made A-29 Super Tocano Ground Attack Aircraft
    208+ Aircraft Total
    -At least 600,000+ Small arms M16, M249 SAWs, M24 Sniper Systems, 50 Calibers, 1,394 M203 Grenade Launchers, M134 Mini Gun, 20mm Gatling Guns and Ammunition
    -61,000 M203 Rounds
    -20,040 Grenades
    -Mortars +1,000’s of Rounds
    -162,000 pieces of Encrypted Military Comunications Gear
    -16,000+ Night Vision Goggles
    -Newest Technology Night Vision Scopes
    -Thermal Scopes and Thermal Mono Googles
    -10,000 2.75 inch Air to Ground Rockets
    -Recconaissance Equipment (ISR)
    -Laser Aiming Units
    -Explosives Ordnance C-4, Semtex, Detonators, Shaped Charges, Thermite, Incendiaries, AP/API/APIT
    -2,520 Bombs
    -Administration Encrypted Cell Phones and Laptops all operational
    -Pallets with Millions of Dollars in US Currency
    -Millions of Rounds of Ammunition including but not limited to 20,150,600 rounds of 7.62mm, 9,000,000 rounds of 50.caliber
    -Large Stockpile of Plate Carriers and Body Armor
    -US Military HIIDE, for Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment Biometrics
    -Lots of Heavy Equipment Including Bull Dozers, Backhoes, Dump Trucks, Excavators

    Much of the information included in the above list is public record.

    And now there are reports that US weapons abandoned in Afghanistan are showing up in other war zones.

    US weapons abandoned in Afghanistan are turning up in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

    Now this…

    Joe Biden forced US troops to stand down even when checkpoints were attacked in Afghanistan.

    And Joe Biden is hiding the side deals he made with the Taliban before the calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    So where are the impeachment proceedings proceed?

    Joe Biden is working against the United States on several fronts.

  15. FEC Complaint Filed Over Squad Member Cori Bush’s Private Security Payments to Husband
    By Margaret Flavin Mar. 2, 2023 2:50 pm49 Comments

    Marxist Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) is one of the newer members of the America-hating Democrat Squad serving in Congress.

    Bush made a name for herself during the Ferguson riots when leftist protesters looted and burned down the Ferguson business district not once but twice in 2014.

    Bush also pushed the Democrat Party’s Defund the Police campaign but pays $200,000 a year for her own personal security.

    The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a government watchdog group, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to investigate campaign payments of $62,359 from Bush to her husband Cortney Merritts for security services.

    Bush and Merritts recently married but have been together since before Bush took office. It appears that Merritts was added to her campaign’s payroll after the start of their relationship.

    On their website, FACT shares, “We are dedicated to exposing unethical behavior and making sure it receives the attention it deserves. From completing a thorough investigation to employing an aggressive television, print, and social media strategy, FACT will not simply hope the truth comes out—we will ensure it does. The mission of FACT is simple: To strengthen our republic by demanding the truth.”

    The complaint reads:

    Payments that are not for bonafide services at fair market value could fall under one of two prohibited categories—“payments to family members” or “gifts”. Candidates may not use campaign funds for personal use. “Personal use means any use of funds in a campaign account of a present or former candidate to fulfill a commitment, obligation or expense of any person that would exist irrespective of the candidate’s campaign or duties as a Federal officeholder.” Personal use includes: “Salary payments to a member of the candidate’s family, unless the family member is providing bona fide services to the campaign. If a family member provides bona fide services to the campaign, any salary payment in excess of the fair market value of the services provided is personal use.” Personal use also includes “gifts” greater than a “nominal value . . .made on a special occasion.”
    During 2022, Bush’s campaign paid $571,856 for security services. Those payments included $225,281 to PEACE Security, $62,359 to Cortney Merritts, and $50,000 to Nathaniel Davis. The payments to Merritts were bi-

  16. NEW: Congressional Ethics Committee Releases Update on Investigation Into AOC
    By Cristina Laila Mar. 2, 2023 1:50 pm191 Comments

    The Office of Congressional Ethics on Thursday released an update to the investigation into Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

    The Committee said there is “substantial reason to believe” AOC “accepted impermissible associated with her attendance at the Met Gala in 2021” that violated “standards of conduct and federal law.”

    AOC was under investigation for accepting an “impermissible gift” to attend the Met Gala.

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    “Specifically we believe Representative Ocasio-Cortez has violated clause 5 of Rule XXV of the Rules of the House of Representatives (commonly known as the Gift Rule) by accepting admission to the Met Gala, an event whose per seat costs is reported to range from $35,000 to $50,000 without having a permissible exemption to allow the acceptance of the lavish gift,” the American Accountability Foundation wrote last year.

  17. SWEDEN – Amsterdam girl stabbed in random attack in Gothenburg city center

    A young girl from Amsterdam was seriously injured in a stabbing on Thursday afternoon in the Gothenburg city center. The girl was stabbed several times, including in the stomach, when she was in Brunnsparken, one of the busiest central areas of the Swedish city. She was there visiting the family at the time of the incident, a family friend told De Telegraaf.

    The girl’s injuries are “serious but stable,” police said. She was taken to a children’s hospital in the area. Authorities identified her as being 10, but the Telegraaf’s source said she is 9 years of age. “A woman who is related to the girl received knife injuries on one arm but is not said to be seriously injured; however she was taken to the hospital by ambulance.”

    Local newspaper Göteborg-Posten said the second victim is 65 years of age. Other media outlets said she is the young girl’s grandmother, and was one of the family members who tried to protect the child during the attack. A police press officer said that the injuries on the older woman’s arms indicated defense wounds.

    The incident happened at about 12:35 p.m., police said. Another representative of the police said that several young people who were in the square at the time of the attack wrestled the suspect to the ground. They were then aided by an off-duty police officer and security guards. Police arrived on scene a few minutes after the attack and quickly arrested the alleged attacker on suspicion of attempted murder.

    There was no known connection between the suspect, a 35-year-old man, and the girl, police told Sveriges Radio. Local media outlets said the man previously served time in prison, and has had contact in the past with social services.

    Terrorism is not believed to be the motive, but the reason for the attack is still under investigation.


    twitter @AshwiniSahaya

    Migrant muslim man (35) screaming “Allah hu Akbar” stabs 10-years-old Swedish girl in the stomach

    The girl is undergoing treatment at a hospital in critical condition

    The victim’s grandmother was also stabbed & injured while protecting the girl

    VIDEO: 10-årig flicka knivhuggen i magen – ”Allahu akbar”

  18. First House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Interviews Trump Traitor Who’s Interrupted by Code Pink
    By Joe Hoft Mar. 2, 2023 11:00 am147 Comments

    The first House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was a disgrace for many reasons.

    The first meeting on the CCP in the House was a mess. It started with the choice for the group’s first speaker, former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. Who decided to bring in McMaster to discuss anything let alone this subject?

    President Trump was tricked into picking the former army lieutenant general McMaster after the deep state lied about General Michael Flynn’s call with a Russian Ambassador and had Flynn removed from President Trump’s White House only days after President Trump’s arrival.

    The Deep State was after Flynn and needed him out of the White House because he was likely going to uncover the many crimes committed by Obama and Hillary Clinton in the previous Administration. VP Mike Pence was instrumental in Flynn’s departure. (Jerome Corsi recently presented a series of articles related to the Deep State’s targeting of General Flynn.)


  19. Border Security: Dems Miss the Mark

    The hearing focused mainly on the fentanyl crisis and the over 200,000 deaths in America attributed to fentanyl poisoning. The facts surrounding fentanyl are pretty straightforward. All of the fentanyl coming into the United States originates in China. It is imported into Mexico and smuggled into the United States by Mexican Cartels that control the flow of all drugs and people smuggled across the southern land and maritime border. The introduction of fentanyl into the world of illicit drugs changed the game. It is no longer about transnational criminal organizations making money at the expense of the high drug-demand society in the United States. It has become about the murder of American Citizens through the targeted efforts of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and all criminal organizations working with the CCP facilitating its distribution.

  20. Government of Canada

    Inclusive writing – Guidelines and resources

    Consult in-depth articles on the principles and techniques of inclusive writing in English, and access other resources on the topic.



    Écriture inclusive – Lignes directrices et ressources

    Consultez des articles approfondis sur des principes et des procédés permettant d’écrire de façon inclusive en français et accédez à d’autres ressources portant sur ce sujet.



    • rebel news – Christine Anderson supporters react to Pierre Poilievre’s harsh criticism

      German MEP Christine Anderson stirred up quite a storm during her visit to Canada, drawing harsh criticism from Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre after three MPs from his party met with her.

      Alexa Lavoie hears what Anderson’s Canadian supporters think about Poilievre’s comments.

    • rebel news – Watch Pastor Derek’s final interview before police took him away!

      Rebel News’ Angelica Toy speaks with Pastor Derek Reimer about the viral video of him being forcefully removed from an all-ages drag queen storytime event in Calgary.

    • rebel news – Calgary pastor arrested after protesting all-ages drag show at public library

      Pastor Derek Reimer has been arrested by the Calgary police over his protest at an all-ages drag queen story time at a public library this past weekend.

  21. Top FBI Officials Opposed Mar-a-Lago Raid

    The Washington Post is reporting that there was a heated debate in the Justice Department over the decision to raid Mar-a-Lago in July 2022. The senior FBI agents objected that they believe that a consensual search was possible without the necessity of a raid. It was main Justice officials who overruled them and insisted on the raid. What is most striking about the account is that FBI agents were raising the very concerns that some of us voiced after the unprecedented raid on the home of a former president.

    The Post describes a “tense showdown” a week before the raid. Jay Bratt, Chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) of the National Security Division, joined other Justice officials to demand a raid. He was accompanied to the FBI by Assistant Attorney General Matt Olsen as well as two counterintelligence officials, George Toscas and Alan E. Kohler Jr.

    Toscas previously worked on the Crossfire Hurricane and Clinton email investigations. He reportedly pushed for a raid.

    The FBI pushed back hard, according to the Post. Steven M. D’Antuono, then the head of the FBI Washington field office was running the investigation and said that he considered the raid to be unnecessary and overkill. He wanted to arrange a consensual search. He reportedly even refused to conduct the raid without a direct order.

    D’Antuono wanted to reach out to Trump’s lawyer, Evan Corcoran, who is a former Justice Department prosecutor to arrange the search. Reportedly, the objections angered Bratt and the meeting became loud and heated.

    Notably, the article reports that D’Antuono “also questioned why the search would target presidential records as well as classified records, particularly because the May subpoena had only sought the latter.” It quotes him as objecting “we are not the presidential records police.”

    Finally, D’Antuono reportedly demanded to know if Trump was officially the subject of the criminal investigation. As head of the FBI investigation, that was a telling question. Bratt reportedly replied “What does that matter?”

    It mattered a great deal. A number of us expressed surprise later that presidential records were such a focus of a criminal indictment. Presidential record disputes are ordinarily administrative or civil matters. It turns out that the FBI itself shared that unease.

    While it took long negotiations, the Trump team had previously turned over boxes of material to the National Archives. In January of that year, they returned 15 boxes of government records, including 184 classified documents consisting of 700 pages. The Trump team had also agreed to give the FBI access to the storage room and complied with directions on adding security to the room.

    When classified documents were found by both Biden and Pence after the Trump raid, they were also not subject to search warrants but allowed to have counsel look for additional classified material. In all three cases, the FBI seemed to approach the controversies as collection rather than criminal efforts.

    However, Bratt and the other main Justice officials were unwilling to seek a consensual raid and maintained that the Trump team might move to hide or destroy evidence. Such actions would, of course, constitute serious federal crimes.

    The fact is that highly classified documents were found at Mar-a-Lago and past representations made by counsel were later challenged by the FBI as false. The Justice Department told the court that it believes that there was an effort to obstruct their investigation.

    What is striking about the report is the preference, yet again, for the Justice Department to take the DEFCON 1 option over other alternatives in a matter involving Trump. If D’Antuono was allowed to seek a consensual search, any refusal would have largely blunted any later objections. Yet, the FBI General Counsel Jason Jones (who replaced the controversial James Baker at the Bureau) followed his predecessor’s more aggressive approach.

    The report will only deepen the unease over how the Justice Department will handle the classified document controversy. Since the raid, President Joe Biden and former Vice President Michael Pence were both found to have classified material in their private homes. In the case of Biden, some of these documents go back over a decade to his time as a senator and were found in multiple locations from a university center office to his personal library to his garage.

    While special counsels are investigating Trump and Biden on the matters, the ultimate decision will rest with Attorney General Merrick Garland who must decide if prosecution is in the public interest. Few people want to see Biden, Pence, and Trump indicted. Indeed, the Justice Department maintains that it cannot indict a sitting president like Biden. To prosecute only Trump for such unlawful possession would cause a public uproar.

    Yet, some of us have long said that Trump’s greatest threat was the obstruction allegations out of Mar-a-Lago. One of his lawyers is reportedly cooperating with prosecutors. Those allegations do distinguish the Trump case, but it was also undermined by the Biden and Pence matters. In both cases, the FBI was also told that counsel or staff also conducted searches and found no additional documents before further discoveries were made. That does not mean that Trump’s conduct could not be found to be knowing and more culpable. That case will have to be made with undeniable clarity and evidence.

    Garland may face this tough call within the year. Polls indicate a deepening distrust of the government and the Justice Department in particular. A fifth of Americans now view the government as the greatest threat facing the nation. Fifty percent of Americans only trust the FBI “some of the time” or “hardly ever.” These polls are consistent on roughly half of the country expressing distrust in the FBI. What is truly shocking is that 53% in one poll agreed with the statement that the FBI acts like “Biden’s Gestapo.”

    I have previously testified that these views are unfair to the many agents who put their lives at risk to protect us and the rule of law. However, this deep distrust is only worsening as we head into what could prove the most divisive and potentially explosive election in modern history. Of course, Garland could channel Bratt’s reported approach and just say “what does it matter?” But it matters a lot if Garland is concerned about the public accepting that justice rather than politics is being done.

  22. THANK A DEMOCRAT: CCTV Captures White Children Being Rounded Up By Black Children at Ohio School, Then Forced to Kneel and Pledge to BLM before Being Assaulted (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft Mar. 2, 2023 4:45 pm280 Comments

    This is what happens when Democrats push Critical Race Theory in our schools.

    Ohio police are pursuing charges against students in a racial incident at a Springfield, Ohio elementary school. This comes after parents complained that black children were rounding up white children at the school and forcing them to kneel and pledge to Black Lives Matter. Several of the white students were then assaulted.

    The police might want to arrest a few teachers and school administrators while they are at it.

    This story first broke in February as reported by Cullen at TGP.

    Police are pursuing charges.

    WHIO reported:

    Some families in Springfield are concerned about sending their children to school after police said they are investigating “identified assaults” at Kenwood Elementary School.

    “These are young children, elementary school children who are involved,” Springfield Police Chief Allison Elliot said during a press conference Monday.

    One of them is Ryan Springer’s 12-year-old son.

    “They basically told him to get down on his knees and say ‘BLM’ and if he didn’t that they was going to beat him up and all that,” Springer said.

    Police were called to Kenwood Elementary on Feb. 13 about an incident that happened during recess the previous Friday, according to an incident report obtained through a News Center 7 public records request.

    As News Center 7 previously reported, police were informed by the school’s principal that “a group of Black students had gathered several white students on a specific spot of the playground and forced them to state ‘Black Lives Matter’ against their will.”

    Students who tried to avoid the situation were “chased down and escorted, dragged, or carried to the playground,” the report alleges. The group of students also allegedly filmed the students who were forced to make the statement.

  23. Police were called to Kenwood Elementary on Feb. 13 about an incident that happened during recess the previous Friday, according to an incident report obtained through a News Center 7 public records request.

    As News Center 7 previously reported, police were informed by the school’s principal that “a group of Black students had gathered several white students on a specific spot of the playground and forced them to state ‘Black Lives Matter’ against their will.”

    Students who tried to avoid the situation were “chased down and escorted, dragged, or carried to the playground,” the report alleges. The group of students also allegedly filmed the students who were forced to make the statement.

    The FBI’s war against Christians and pro-lifers goes even deeper than previously believed.

    Recall TGP’s Cristina Laila reported last month that the FBI warned against “Radical Christian Catholic Ideology in a leaked memo. The FBI believes Catholics who prefer Latin Mass are white supremacists.

    Fox News on Thursday reported FBI Special Agent Garret O’Boyle told the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government the FBI created a threat tag after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year. The FBI then used this tag to target pro-life Americans as domestic threats.

    The corrupt department was particularly focused on pregnancy centers. O’Boyle also revealed his pro-life source was being harassed over threats to the Supreme Court while pro-abortion extremists were targeting conservative justices’ homes.

  24. DEVELOPING: Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein Hospitalized
    By Cristina Laila Mar. 2, 2023 5:05 pm151 Comments

    89-year-old Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) was hospitalized for shingles on Thursday.

    According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Feinstein was admitted to the hospital to receive treatment for shingles and is expected to make a full recovery.

    Feinstein was diagnosed with shingles in February, the Senator’s spokesperson told the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Last month Feinstein announced she is retiring at the end of her term and will not seek reelection in 2024.

    The California Senator is retiring after THREE decades in the Senate and more than 50 years in office.

    “I am announcing today I will not run for reelection in 2024 but intend to accomplish as much for California as I can through the end of next year when my term ends. Even with a divided Congress, we can still pass bills that will improve lives.” Feinstein said.

    Feinstein’s retirement comes amid reports that her cognitive decline is so bad that she recently became angry with staffers who were trying to debrief her on the stopgap funding bill.

    Last year the San Francisco Chronicle reported Feinstein is in such bad shape that her own Democrat colleagues want her to retire before her term expires at the end of 2024.

    The California Senator will be 91 years old when her term expires at the end of 2024.

    Democrat Reps. Katie Porter and Adam Schiff have both announced they are running for Feinstein’s senate seat.

  25. Pregnant Russians are streaming into Argentina. Officials are suspicious.
    David Feliba, Samantha Schmidt, Natalia Abbakumova – 14h

    BUENOS AIRES — The young couple was determined to leave Russia.

    Alex Slepenkov, 36, knew he could be forced to join the military and fight in a war he had tried to protest. He and his wife, Natasha Slepenkova, 30, feared the country would turn into North Korea, closing its borders to the world.

    After they learned in September they were expecting their first child, they began looking up alternatives. The couple settled on a destination about as far from Moscow as possible, with a culture and language vastly different from their own.

    Argentina, unlike many countries, still allowed Russians to enter. And it’s a country that grants citizenship to children born on its soil — allowing the baby’s parents to apply, too. For Russians, an Argentine passport is something of a golden ticket, granting visa-free access to more than 170 countries.

  26. ctv news – RCMP alleges ‘major’ cache of firearms, neo-Nazi material found in home west of Montreal; charges laid

    Two brothers are facing several firearms charges after a “very significant” stash of guns and ammunition was allegedly found in a home west of Montreal, according the RCMP. Officers also allegedly found neo-Nazi material inside the residence.

    The police force’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) raided a home in the off-island suburb of Vaudreuil-Dorion last November after receiving a tip from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

    The CBSA had information that the accused were buying several weapons from legitimate and illegal sources online in order to sell them on the black market, the RCMP alleged.

    Jordan Madden, 29, and his older brother Joshua Madden, 31, of Vaudreuil-Dorion, are facing seven charges related to possession, storage, trafficking and the transfer of firearms, the RCMP said Thursday.

    “Collaboration between Canada Post and the RCMP identified a pattern of suspicious activity concerning packages addressed to Jordan and Joshua Madden from firearms and military equipment stores,” police wrote in a news release.

    It took officers three days to execute the search warrant due to the large number of firearms and ammunition that were inside the home on Aquin Avenue, in Quebec’s Montérégie region.

    During the search on Nov. 30, 2022, the RCMP also found extremist material that “was inspired by neo-Nazi ideology,” claimed Sgt. Charles Poirier in an interview with CTV News. No charges have been laid in connection with the alleged material.

    “Because of the presence of these two elements — an ideology that could potentially lead to violence and the presence of firearms — that’s why our national security team was tasked with looking into this,” Poirier added.

    “This was a bit of a surprise for us to find such an operation and such an arsenal in this quiet neighbourhood. So it is very significant for us,” Poirier said, adding that police believe the weapons were sold throughout Canada “to turn a profit.”

    The two accused men are scheduled to appear in court Friday in Valleyfield.

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