Reader’s Links for May 22, 2023

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59 Replies to “Reader’s Links for May 22, 2023”

  1. I guess his Life-insurance premiums went through the roof now.
    Jim Caviezel produces groundbreaking Child Trafficking Film: “A Big Storm Is Coming And They Know It”

    Are these people SERIOUS, or is this just to rub our noses into it and to show us how stupid the vast majority is?


    Why don’t they destroy something like this when they stumble over it?
    Are they so far removed from reality that they will give these Evil Globalists any tool for Mass-murder into their hands?


    Let’s kill them all in a “One Size Fits All” campaign.


    “A man that flies from his fear may find out that he only has taken a shortcut to it” >JRR Tolkien<


    Why would anyone in their right mind would want to go there in the first place?


    Well, I would even assume that this isn't the only one in his closet.


    A top Ukrainian official makes shocking confession that is being ignored by Western media
    It's the MAINSTREAM MENDACITY after all, what does anyone expect?
    The truth is the first casualty in any WAR.


    From Al-Queda, ISIS and others to Neo-Nazis….
    They never learn, now do they?


    • redacted – Something BIG is coming as new Bill Gates and Epstein facts emerge

      Is Bill Gates about to get thrown under the globalist bus? After years of being Epstein Teflon, it seems that some of the nonstick is wearing off.

      The Wall Street Journal reports that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was blackmailing Bill Gates due to an affair he’d had with a Russian bridge player.

      Gates has said many times that he only met Epstein a few times but every time he says that, a new connection between the two men is revealed.

      They met dozens of times, shared several meals together, flew together on Epstein’s private jet, met together in France and shared most of the day together in September 2014 with other billionaires Epstein represented to many people that he had been working on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

      This new revelation about an affair smells….off.

      Is it a way for Gates to excuse away this familiar relationship?

      As in, “I had to hang out with him, he was blackmailing me.”

      Gates’ spokesperson told the WSJ that this was one of Epstein’s ploys because he had “failed repeatedly to draw Mr. Gates beyond these matters.”

      That also stinks.

      It implies that Gates knew more than he’s let on all along and continued to hang out with Epstein anyway. Or is it proof that there is way more in this layer cake of the Gates-Epstein saga?

    • Speaking of ventriloquists, Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy entertained millions for decades.

      Now decades later we have a never ending number of ventriloquists and oh so very many political dummies.

      It is a beautiful, glorious, sun shiny day and I do hope no triggered dummies come my way.

      Did you hear about the two peoplekind that were going Disneyland. They saw a sign that said Disneyland left…… they started crying and headed home.

    • Pandering to the enemies of his country made Hersh a celebrity amongst leftist America-haters everywhere. Those who praise him to the sky reveal their own bias and [further] discredit themselves.

      We’re forced to use dubious sources for any sense of what’s going on now in Ukraine and Russia. That doesn’t mean we’re on the same team as apologists for Iran and Syria. That little clique is unclean: Lord Haw-Haw and Baghdad Bob.

      Lee Smith cuts through the blather around this Hersh. Doesn’t mince words. SUPERB article:

      Sy Hersh Swings and Misses Big

      Careless claims that the U.S. blew up the Nord Stream pipelines cover for the real scandals of the Biden administration

      “…When everything the media prints is fake news to serve an oligarchic regime, and a censorship consortium consisting of the press, Big Tech, and U.S. spy services calls facts ‘disinformation,’ it’s hard to keep things straight in a labyrinth of lies.…”

      “Trump is right when he says that Putin wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine were he still in the White House, so long as he kept NS2 sanctions in place….

      “But all that’s hypothetical. What we know for sure is that Trump was on the mark when he warned the Germans that Nord Stream2 would come back to haunt them. And, thanks to Biden, it has hurt America, too.

      “There is indeed a scandal that involves Biden and Russian pipelines, but it’s not the one Seymour Hersh wrote about. It’s simply this: a venal and careless old man was so obsessed with undoing his predecessor’s work that he green-lighted a war in Europe with consequences that are likely to impact how Americans live for years to come.”

  2. 4:23 Trans hysteria, climate hysteria, Uke hysteria, covid hysteria. What’s the difference. All the same tree.

  3. The David Knight Show (May 15, 2023)
    William Makis MD – May 20, 2023

    INTERVIEW Oncologist on “Turbo” Cancer and AIDS and Mitigating Spike Damage
    Dr. William Makis, MD Interview
    The David Knight Show – May 15, 2023 – Podbean

    INTERVIEW Young People Are NOT Dying pf Long Covid But From Vax
    Dr. William Makis, MD Interview
    The David Knight Show – February 23, 2023 – Podbean

    The Wellness Company Canada

    • The 76th World Health Assembly opening in Geneva, Switzerland

      Opening the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, “To be clear, COVID-19 is still with us, it still kills, it’s still changing, and it still demands our attention, but it no longer represents a public health emergency of international concern.”

      Addressing the Assembly on Sunday (21 May), Ghebreyesus said that “over the past three years, COVID-19 has turned our world upside down”, with almost 7 million deaths reported, but a toll several times higher – at least 20 million.

      “The end of COVID-19 as a global health emergency is not just the end of a bad dream from which we have woken. We cannot simply carry on as we did before,” said WHO’s chief.

      Chief among those lessons, said Ghebreyesus, “is that we can only face shared threats with a shared response.”

      He noted that, like the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, “the pandemic accord that Member States are now negotiating must be a historic agreement to make a paradigm shift in global health security, recognising that our fates are interwoven.”

      “This is the moment for us to write a new chapter in global health history, together,” declared WHO’s Director-General.

      Ghebreyesus also noted that, un the three quarters of a century since WHO was founded, the world has seen major improvements in health.

      Life expectancy globally has increased from 46 to 73 years, with the biggest gains in the poorest countries. Forty-two countries have eliminated malaria, we’ve pushed back the epidemics of HIV and TB, driven polio and Guinea worm to the brink of eradication.

      The Director-General also said that “in the past 20 years alone, maternal mortality has fallen by a third and child mortality has halved” and “in just the past five years, new vaccines for Ebola and malaria have been approved and are now saving lives.”

      Ghebreyesus added, “Of course, WHO can’t claim sole credit for these successes—the very nature of what we do involves working with partners to support innovation and countries as they implement policies and programmes that drive change. But it’s difficult to imagine the world would have seen the same improvements had WHO not existed.”

      The challenges of today, continued WHO’s chief, are very different from those faced in 1948.

      “Noncommunicable diseases now account for 70 percent of all deaths globally; Tobacco still kills 8.7 million people every year; Obesity rates have skyrocketed; The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the huge burden of mental health disorders and the weakness of health services; Antimicrobial resistance threatens to unwind a century of medical progress; Vast disparities persist in access to health services, between and within countries and communities; And the existential threat of climate change is jeopardizing the very habitability of our planet,” listed Ghebreyesus.

      According to him, “over the past 20 years the world’s expectations of WHO have grown enormously, but our resources have not” and “there is the challenge of being a technical, scientific organization in a political—and increasingly politicized—environment.”

      The Director-General concluded, “These are daunting and complex challenges. We will not solve them at the World Health Assembly, and we may not solve them in our lifetimes. But bit by bit, we are building a road that our children and grandchildren will walk down, and which they will continue to

    • twitter @backtolife_2023

      WHO Director Tedros Calls for Global Pandemic Accord

      “The end of COVID-19 as a global health emergency is not just the end of a bad dream from which we have woken.

      We cannot simply carry on as we did before …

      Chief among those lessons is that we can only face shared threats with a shared response.

      “Like the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the pandemic accord that Member States are now negotiating must be a historic agreement to make a paradigm shift in global health security, recognising that our fates are interwoven.”

      + 1 min 09 video


      ( 9 min 24 )

    • city news – World leaders warned to prepare for next pandemic

      World Health Organization officials are calling on member nations to pass reforms aimed at helping countries prepare for the next global pandemic.

    • CBC – U.S. greenlights F-16 fighter jets to Kiev

      Rosemary Barton Live speaks with retired admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the decision by the United States to allow the allies to supply F-16 fighter jets to Kyiv in support of their fight against Russia.

    • yahoo news –Sean Penn Joins Ukrainian War Film

      Oscar-winning actor, and pro-Ukraine activist, Sean Penn has signed on to star in the Ukrainian war film War Through the Eyes of Animals.

      The feature is a nine-part anthology, directed by nine Ukrainian filmmakers, that tells the story of the war in Ukraine through the perspectives of various animals caught up in the conflict. Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi, the acclaimed Ukrainian director of The Tribe (2014), will direct the ninth and final segment, which will star Penn as an American sound engineer who inadvertently becomes a witness to the outbreak of war when, on February 24, 2022, Russian forces invade.

      Filming of the segment is scheduled to take place in Ukraine and Los Angeles during the summer of 2023.

      Penn has been an outspoken supporter of Ukraine since the start of the war. The two-time Oscar winner was in Ukraine shooting a documentary for Vice Studios when the war broke out. The film, co-directed with Aaron Kaufman, was initially intended as a tongue-in-cheek look at the comic actor turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky. Instead, it became Superpower, a depiction of Zelensky’s heroic wartime leadership. When the film premiered at the Berlin film festival this year, Penn used the opportunity to call on Western governments to provide greater military support for Ukraine.

      “I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this film. It is a great honor for me to collaborate with the incredible actor and outstanding person, and one of Ukraine’s greatest friends, Sean Penn,” said Slaboshpytskyi. “He was with us during the attack on the 24th of February and deeply explores the war and Ukraine in his documentary film. His support is invaluable to us and cannot be overstated.”

      War Through the Eyes of Animals is being produced by Ukrainian production outfits SOTA Cinema Group and Kleos Art, with Oleg Kokhan and Oleksiy Makukhin serving as producers.

      “All the stories in our film anthology are based on real events,” noted Kokhan, “and it is crucial for us that artists of Sean Penn’s caliber not only acknowledge the terrifying reality we depict, but also contribute their voices. This underscores the relevance of the film’s ecocide theme in Ukraine. Every bullet, every rocket fragment, and every drop of polluted fuel that contaminates our land represents a slow-acting chemical weapon that devastates our ecosystem.

      Sean Penn has witnessed firsthand the situation in Ukraine, making it unnecessary to convince him of the theme’s importance. He belongs to the select group of stars who wholeheartedly support causes they believe in and are ready to take action.”

      War Through the Eyes of Animals is set for release in the winter of 2023-2024.

      You can check out the trailer for the film below.

    • sky news UK –MAY 22 2023 – Rishi Sunak: Russia is ‘failing’ on the battlefield against Ukraine

      + comments on the YT page

    • zero hedge – Russia Issues Dire Warning After US Approves Ukrainian Strikes On Crimea

      Russia has issued another stern warning related to further potential Ukrainian attacks on Crimea. “Strikes on this territory are considered by us as an attack on any other region of the Russian Federation. It is important that the United States is fully aware of the Russian response,” Moscow’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, warned Sunday.

      This was in response to an earlier weekend statement by US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to CNN. He said while speaking from the G7 summit in Japan over the weekend, “we have not placed limitations on Ukraine being able to strike on its territory… What we’ve said is that we won’t enable Ukraine with US-systems to attack Russia. And we believe Crimea is Ukraine.”


      redactedOH SH*T, NATO escalates war in Ukraine with attack in Belgorod, Russia using US weapons

      NATO and Ukrainian forces launched a surprise attack inside of pre-war Russia using American armored vehicles and weapons.

      They attacked civilians and residential buildings in broad daylight in the Russian town of Belgorod.

  4. REBEL NEWS – Masked thugs attack Francois Amalega and Rebel News Quebec team

    Rebel News reporter Alexa Lavoie examines how French freedom activist Francois Amalega was allegedly attacked by a group of far-left Antifa radicals outside of his house. He also says they broke his glasses, punctured the four tires of his car, and stole his phone. Alexa and her cameraman were also accosted at a demonstration in support of drag queen story time.

  5. Croatian EU Parliamentarian Mislav Kolakusic Publicly Declares WHO a TERRORIST Organization (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft May. 22, 2023 11:05 am40 Comments

    In a stunning statement, Mislav Kolakuši?, a Member of the European Parliament for Croatia, publicly declared the World Health Organization (WHO) a terrorist organization.

    At a press conference together with Dr. Robert Malone and other politicians, Kolakusic voiced his opposition to WHO’s proposal to have all countries sign an agreement giving the agency sole authority to declare pandemics and acquire vaccines and drugs.

    “I would like to briefly make the people aware of the upcoming danger for humanity,” said Kolakusic. “The World Health Organization wants all countries to sign an agreement on handing over the authority to declare a pandemic, procure vaccines, and drugs. It will be healthier and safer for humanity to sign an agreement with the Colombian drug cartel. They know all about drugs for sure.”

  6. WATCH: High School Track Star Flashes Unhappy Gesture After Being Cheated Out of State Championship Opportunity by Arrogant Trans Competitor – Security Kicks Out People Peacefully Protesting Trans Athlete’s Inclusion
    By Cullen Linebarger May. 22, 2023 10:45 am255 Comments

    Dublin, California- Controversy erupted over the weekend right after a biological male athlete took home second place at a high school track and field competition in California.

    Athena Ryan, a junior from Sonoma Academy, claimed the silver medal in the varsity girls’ 1,600-meter run during the North Coast Meet of Champions of California finals on Saturday. He now advances to the California Interscholastic Federation State Track & Field Championships next week after finishing in the top three according to the New York Post.

    The fourth place finisher, who was cheated out of the state championship meet by Ryan, expressed her displeasure with an unhappy gesture during the podium placement ceremony.

    In the video, one can see Branson High School senior Adeline Johnson waving to the crowd before appearing to flash a thumbs-down sign though it’s not 100% clear.


    This was not the only grave injustice that happened at the event. Protesters who bravely supported the actual girls competing and peacefully protested Ryan’s inclusion were tossed out by security.

    Their “offense” was holding up common-sense signs such as “Protect female sports.” So much for the First Amendment.

    “They’re kicking us out because we care about women and girls,” one protestor said.

    Meanwhile, nothing happened to this woke loon after she harassed the protesters.

    Ryan gloated about his performance in an interview with MileSplit CA.

    I dropped like 17 seconds on my season’s best in the past two weeks. After last weekend, I didn’t think I could run low 5s again. I was just coming here trying to break 5 — just glad I finished it out.

  7. Princeton University Announces Pro-Abortion Musical ‘Comedy’ Playing on Campus This Month -‘To All the Babies I’ve Killed Before’
    By Margaret Flavin May. 22, 2023 10:00 am168 Comments

    In April, Princeton University hosted a “musical comedy” focused radical leftist themes including the “hilarity” of abortion.

    The Lewis Center for the Arts describes the play as follows, “To All the Babies I’ve Killed Before: A Love/Hate Letter to Storytelling is a zany, metatheatrical musical comedy extravaganza by Princeton senior Jenni Lawson that explores conventional theater-writing and theater-making processes through an intersectional lens of femininity, queerness, and neurodivergence, while drawing upon influences from sketch comedy, stand-up, improv, and more.”

    Campus Reform shares, “The musical, held April 21-22 and titled ‘To All the Babies I’ve Killed Before: A Love/Hate Letter to Storytelling,’ was written by Princeton senior Jenni Lawson.”

  8. JUST IN: Fox News Caves to Marxist Democrat Ideology With New Woke Policies…Viewers Respond
    By Patty McMurray May. 22, 2023 9:45 am370 Comments

    For several years, under the leadership of the Murdoch sons and former RINO lawmaker Paul Ryan, who sits on the Fox News Board of Directors, the cable news network that earned its top spot by reporting the news mainstream media wouldn’t and competitors CNN and MSNBC either distorted or outright lied about, has been moving the woke needle to the Left.

    100 Percent Fed Up – It’s now being reported that all Fox News employees, regardless of their biological sex, will be allowed to use bathrooms that best align with their perceived gender identity. They have also been given the green light to dress in the office in attire that matches their make-believe gender rather than their biological sex. And pronouns in the office inside Fox News must be adhered to by employees of the network whose success, ironically, has been due in large part to their commitment to standing up to the Left’s Marxist ideology.

    These are just a few of the policies outlined in the company handbook, dated January 2021, a copy of which was shared with The Daily Signal. Fox also offers to help employees come up with a “Workplace Transition Plan” to ease their gender transition at work.

    The revelations come amid conservative consternation at Fox Digital’s use of activist language like “gender-affirming care” in stories on its website, as well as the site’s consistent use of female pronouns for biological males like TikTok celebrity Dylan Mulvaney and swimmer Lia Thomas (formerly known as Will Thomas).

    Fox also drew strong backlash for a June 2022 on-air segment praising a child’s gender transition as an “inspiration to others.” That segment briefly depicted California state Sen. Scott Weiner, a far-left Democrat who led the move to soften sex offender registry requirements for sodomy with minors, and highlighted the activist claim that a child might commit suicide if he or she is not permitted to transition.

    Here are just a few of the responses to the decision of Fox News to cave to the Marxist demands of the Left:
    Maybe they will hire Dylan Mulvaney to replace Tucker…

    I haven’t watched Fox since they burned Tucker. I hope the network goes bust

    Another great reason to tune them out. we don’t need Fox News.

    @LisaMoMentor2 writes:

    Good to know that FoxNews is pushing the Marxist gender ideology that originated in 1930s Germany with Marxist Magnus Hirshfeld. He, along with the Marxist professors at Frankfurt U., fled Nazi Germany.

    And finally, @DougBright1 writes: Turns out Fox isn’t any different than CNN or MSNBC. Cable news is so over.

    The Daily Signal talked to current and former Fox employees who requested anonymity to speak candidly about the company.

    “They want you to think it’s this place that supports traditionally conservative values,” a former producer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” told The Daily Signal. “But in reality, they’re pushing this nonsense behind the scenes.”

  9. “You Made the Choice to Make New York City a Sanctuary City, Now It’s Time to Pay Up” – Suffolk County Rep. Nick LaLota BLASTS Mayor Adams for Trying to Deport Illegal Aliens from His Sanctuary City (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft May. 22, 2023 7:30 am269 Comments

    Adams says New York is at a breaking point due to the number of migrants who keep arriving in the city and needing services.

    It was recently reported that it’s costing New York City up to $5 million dollars a day to house and feed illegal immigrants.

    Adams stated that the federal government has only provided $30 million despite the city spending over $1 billion and is expected to spend close to $4.3 billion.

    “Thirty million dollars comes nowhere near what the city is paying for a national problem,” said Adam.

    New York City is one of the cities in New York that considers to be a sanctuary jurisdiction for illegal aliens.

    However, neighboring counties of New York City are worried about a new plan by Eric Adams to relocate illegal aliens out of the city.

    Several Suffolk County officials held a press conference this weekend after Democrat-Socialist New York City Mayor Eric Adams started migrating illegal aliens to Long Island and neighboring communities.

    ABC7 reported that Long Island citizens don’t want the spillover from the sanctuary city nearby. The officials said they are hiring a lawyer to stop New York City from sending their illegals to Suffolk County. New York City proudly voted to be a sanctuary city. Suffolk County did not.

    During the press conference, Rep. Nick LaLota from Suffolk County and Long Island put Mayor Adams on notice. LaLota told Adams, “Put your money where your mouth is… You made the choice to make New York City a sanctuary city… Now it’s time for you to pay up the money!”

    Long Island Rep. Nick LaLota: We must continue to be a nation of rules and laws. Contrary to that, New York city officials have bragged for years that they were a sanctuary city, that rules and laws did not apply to people who are in this country illegally. If you’re in the five boroughs, that is the policy choice that officials of New York City consciously made and bragged about for years. US. Concurrent with a lack of rule of law.

    The Biden administration has allowed more than a million (5 million) illegal immigrants to cross our southern border between ports of entry to get to our country. We here in Suffolk county are 2000 miles from the southern border, but we are to become a border county because of the Biden administration’s failed border policies and the sanctuary city policies of New York City, which have tended to become a magnet drawing people across that southern border. New York City has made those policy choices. Their elected officials have not only put those choices into law, they have held press conferences bragging about that. They have made those choices.

    Predictably, their resources have now become overrun. Homeless folks, veterans, mentally impaired. People who are suffering from substance abuse now have less or no resources because of the predictable reaction of so many people the predictable reaction of so many people coming to New York city for those sanctuary city policies.

    I say to the mayor of New York City, sir, put your money where your mouth is. Yes, you have made those choices to make New York City a sanctuary city. Those are your choices, Sir. Now it’s time for you to put up the money and the resources to accept the consequences of those public choices. Suffolk county has put itself, via the elected officials behind me on a different trajectory.

    We have different values that honor law abiding citizens and taxpayers before anybody else.

    Rep. LaLota did not hold back. What a speech!

  10. Stunning! Kari Lake Reveals Maricopa Had 99 Signature Validators Who Could Work from Home, Alone, Unsupervised, Behind Closed Doors – At Least 250,000 Ballots in Question (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft May. 22, 2023 11:45 am17 Comments

    Kari Lake joined Steve Bannon on The War Room on Monday morning. Kari’s election integrity trial finished up on Friday evening. The Lake Team had three days in court to discuss their case against the willy-nilly signature evaluation procedures during the 2022 election in Maricopa County, Arizona.

    Kari dropped this bomb on The War Room – At least 99 employees could work from home, alone, without supervision analyzing ballot signatures.

    Kari Lake: When you do a signature verification, you got to compare signatures. You can’t do that by just hitting one button. You have to scroll up. And they’re not doing that to the tune of more than a quarter of a million of ballots that they just threw in and counted. Apparently we’ve got the Usain Bolt of signature verifiers sitting there in Maricopa County just speed demoning through it. And then another interesting thing that we… We use their own evidence to show that they are approving ballots in 0 second. I mean, it takes a full second to load an image. It takes a full second and they had people approving these in 2 seconds. This is crazy. This is all a show to make the voters in Arizona think that we have really tightly run elections when in fact they are a complete sham. We found out that 99 people, Steve, were approved to approve signatures behind closed doors, including people like Bill Gates and Stephen Richard. They could be sitting at home in their underwear approving ballots with no observation.

    …So they have this behind the scenes squad with no observers, nobody watching. And then they sent home the signature verifiers early during the election when during the primary, they were working double shifts trying to get through all of the signature verification during the main election, the general election. These signature verifiers thought it was really interesting that they were sending them home early when there were literally hundreds of thousands of ballots and mail ballots to go through and yet they were going home early. And maybe that’s when the back room squad moved in and started doing their pecking on the keyboard. And this is outrageous.

    It’s up to the Arizona judge now to determine if we have free, fair, and trustworthy elections or if anything goes as long as Democrats win.

    God willing, he will have the strength to do what is right.

    Via The War Room.

  11. An apparently AI-generated hoax of an explosion at the Pentagon went viral online — and markets briefly dipped

    A fake image of an explosion near the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., may have been created by artificial-intelligence tools.

    But that didn’t stop it from being spread by dozens of accounts on social media — and the stock market briefly dipped as the fake news spread.

    An image appearing to show a massive cloud of smoke near a building and claims that there had been an explosion near the Pentagon started circulating on Twitter early Monday.

    But the image and associated claims were fake, the Arlington Police Department said.

    “There is NO explosion or incident taking place at or near the Pentagon reservation, and there is no immediate danger or hazards to the public,” the Arlington PD tweeted Monday.

  12. (Richard: The 14th Amendment does not give the President authority to raise the debt limit. He is trying to make people think he has more power then the Constitution grants the President )

    Biden teases 14th Amendment “authority” on debt ceiling

    President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will meet Monday to continue debt ceiling negotiations.

    Driving the news: Biden said late Sunday that a phone call he’d had with McCarthy about the matter while flying back from the G7 summit in Japan “went well,” per a pool report on his return to the White House. McCarthy earlier in the evening described the call as “productive.”

    Their comments came after Biden publicly chided House Republicans earlier on Sunday for their debt ceiling proposal and called on them to “move from their extreme positions.”
    “Much of what they’ve already proposed is simply, quite frankly, unacceptable,” Biden said from Hiroshima, Japan, on the last day of the G7 summit.
    Republicans are seeking a debt ceiling deal that would cut government spending

    Biden said Sunday that he is “willing to cut spending,” but added that “we have to also look at the tax revenues.”
    The big picture: Biden’s remarks come after House Republican negotiators declined a Friday offer from the White House to freeze government spending in the 2024 budget as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling.

    “I can’t guarantee that they wouldn’t force a default,” Biden said of House Republicans, but he emphasized that “our teams are going to continue working.”
    Zoom in: Biden, who has previously said that he’d consider invoking the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling without an act of Congress, said Sunday that he thinks he has the “authority” to do so.

    “The question is could it be done and invoked in time that it would not be appealed as a consequence past the date in question,” Biden said.

  13. Roughly 25 years ago, many of us were shocked by the discovery of a home full of bodies of dozens of people laying in bunk beds, wearing jumpsuits and identical black-and-white Nike Decade sneakers. They were the members of the Heaven’s Gate cult who, with their leader, drank a lethal mix of phenobarbital and vodka to gain entry to “Heaven’s Gate” with the passing Hale-Bopp comet.

    Few of us could understand how rational people could believe their leader that it was necessary to shed their earthly bodies to gain access to an orbiting alien space craft. Few would buy such a pitch, but these people did. Some of the men even castrated themselves as a sign of their faith

    This week, Heaven’s Gate came to mind as I watched members of Congress line up to take a step that runs against every assumption of self-preservation in Madisonian democracy: They sought to make themselves nonentities. They called upon President Joe Biden to reject their very institutional existence, discard the separation of powers and unilaterally borrow and spend federal money.

    At one event, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released a letter to Biden on behalf of himself and nine Democratic senators “to urgently request that you prepare to exercise your authority under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.” He was joined in

  14. “Why Were 50 Senators Just Given Satellite Phones as Part Of “New Security Measures” by the Sergeant at Arms?” by J. D. Rucker – May 22, 2023

    The Liberty Daily – JD Rucker – Substack
    Why Were 50 Senators Just Given Satellite Phones as Part Of “New Security Measures” by the Sergeant at Arms?

  15. twitter @OxfordCity

    Last night, we welcomed our 63rd @oxfordlordmayor, Councillor Lubna Arshad

    Lubna is the first woman of colour, first Muslim woman of intersectional background, and the youngest person to become Lord Mayor of Oxford.

    We look forward to working with Lubna!

    PIC :×4096

    twitter @LubzStaProperty

    Today witnessed a momentous occasion as I was granted the esteemed position of Lord Mayor of Oxford City.

    It is worth highlighting that I am the trailblazing first Muslim woman of color, and the youngest person to ever hold the esteemed title of Lord Mayor in @OxfordCity


    Lubna Lubna Arshad becomes the Lord Mayor of Oxford

  16. To Keep and Bear Arms. – The Big Picture

    The war isn’t over until a soldier with a knife on the end of a rifle digs them out of their holes.

    Anyone who calls the M14 light weight never humped one around all day. I have done that and still prefer it to the other battle rifles.

    • We have people out here just as good, but you never hear about them. The left really doesn’t want to get them mad enough to pick up their guns.

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