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  • Biden on CNN: Climate Bigger Threat Than Putin, GOP Worse Than Strom Thurmond

    02/23/2024 12:46:47 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To paraphrase Stalin about the Pope: How many nukes does Greta Thunberg have? On Thursday's The Lead on CNN, in a segment he entitled "Biden Unfiltered," anchor Jake Tapper reported Biden telling a group of high-rolling San Francisco donors that although Putin is a "crazy SOB, and we always have to be worried about nuclear conflict," the real existential threat is climate change.Get the rest of the story and view the video here. Tapper also highlighted Biden saying that he served with a "real racist," Strom Thurmond, but that today's GOP is worse. Not surprising from Biden, given that in...
  • A mysterious blood clot, the missing body, and murderous Western spies: The Russian state continues to lie about Navalny’s death

    02/23/2024 12:16:48 PM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 15 replies
    The Insider ^ | 21 February 2024 | Insider staff
    Starting almost immediately after the death of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a penal colony in the Russian Far North, Russian government agencies and Kremlin-controlled media began issuing implausible, contradictory speculation as to how Vladimir Putin’s chief political rival could have possibly met his demise in a remote facility administered by Vladimir Putin’s oppressive state apparatus. As an exercise in understanding just how disorienting the Kremlin’s firehose of falsehoods can be, The Insider sums up the most blatantly false “versions” of Navalny’s death that were offered to the Russian public.
  • 17-year-old migrant stabbed in wild brawl involving dozens of people in Times Square

    02/23/2024 12:14:53 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/23/2024 | Larry Celona , Joe Marino , Peter Gerber , Steven Va
    A 17-year-old migrant was stabbed during a wild brawl involving dozens of people — including other migrants — in Times Square Thursday night, police sources said. The male victim, believed to be from Nicaragua, was chased by a large group before they caught up to him and knifed him in the lower back in front of 251 W. 42nd Street around 5:30 p.m., according to the sources and cops. The victim was taken by EMS to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, police said. “I saw someone running…and there was blood coming from his back, coming from everywhere,” witness Bell Mohamed...
  • Canadian Politicians Introduce Bill Removing Christianity, Bible as ‘Hate Speech’ Defense

    02/23/2024 11:01:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 23, 2024 | staff
    Our neighbors to the North continue to be the Ghosts of Legislative Future if we don’t get our act together. During the first session of the 44th parliament, Bloc Québécois party leader Yves-François Blanchet, introduced a private members bill that would remove religious exceptions to the law that criminalizes hate speech. If someone is charged with hate speech in Canada, they can defend themselves in court by arguing they were, in good faith, making an argument based on their religious beliefs. At present, in Canadian Criminal Code, the “religious exemption” in Section 319 states: “No person shall be convicted of...
  • San Diego migrant center to close after influx of asylum-seekers drain funds: ‘Serious problem’

    02/23/2024 7:59:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/23/2024 | Elizabeth Heckman
    A San Diego migrant center announced it will be forced to close its doors Thursday after running out of funds to assist the overwhelming number of asylum-seekers who have illegally crossed into the county. The mayor of nearby El Cajon, Calif., told Fox News Thursday that he fears the welcome center’s closure will quickly become a “serious problem” for his community. “Over the past few months, we’ve seen 100,000 migrants come across the San Diego border,” Mayor Bill Wells told “Fox & Friends First.” “A lot of those have been absorbed by this county shelter that used taxpayer money. They...
  • Schumer arrives in Ukraine, pressures House to greenlight aid

    02/23/2024 6:53:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    The HIll ^ | 02/23/2024 | AL WEAVER
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) arrived in Ukraine on Friday, part of a congressional delegation set to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as the nation marks the two-year anniversary of the start of its war with Russia. Schumer is being joined by four fellow Senate Democrats — Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jack Reed (R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Michael Bennet (Colo.) and Maggie Hassan (N.H.) — in an effort to show Kyiv that the U.S. still stands behind the war-torn country despite the struggle to approve a new tranche of aid. In a statement, the Democratic leader said...
  • More Chinese migrants now crossing San Diego border than Mexican nationals: report

    02/23/2024 5:39:07 AM PST · by devane617 · 10 replies
    NYPost ^ | 02/23/2024
    The number of Chinese migrants crossing the southern border near San Diego has exceeded the number of Mexicans doing the same, new data shows. Since the fiscal year began in October, border agents have encountered 21,000 Chinese nationals in the San Diego sector, according to Customs and Border Protection data
  • 4 Charged In Incident Connected To Death Of 2 Navy SEALs In Arabian Sea

    02/23/2024 5:32:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 22, 2024 8:18 PM ET | HAROLD HUTCHISON
    Four men were charged Thursday in federal court in relation to an incident that led to the death of two Navy SEALs in the Arabian Sea in January, according to the Department of Justice(DOJ). Muhammad Pahlawan, Mohammad Mazhar, Ghufran Ullah and Izhar Muhammad were charged in federal court in connection with the Jan. 11 incident in which Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram were swept overboard while seizing Iranian-made weapons in the Arabian Sea, according to a DOJ release. Ingram and Chambers were declared dead by the...
  • U.S. warns Russia against nuclear-capable anti-satellite weapon

    02/23/2024 12:29:37 AM PST · by McGruff · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 22, 2024 | Olivia Gazis
    The Biden administration recently issued direct warnings to the Russian government against deploying a nuclear-capable anti-satellite weapon, U.S. officials confirmed to CBS News. The warning was part of a broader diplomatic push that has also involved urging the Indian and Chinese governments, among others, to weigh in directly with Moscow. The talks come after a warning from House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Turner, Republican of Ohio — who issued a cryptic statement last week regarding a "serious national security threat" — propelled the matter to public prominence. White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby later said Turner's concern was...
  • Chinese fishing vessels are going scorched earth and pumping cyanide into contested waters, Philippine fishing authority says

    02/22/2024 8:55:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02 19 2024 | Matthew Loh
    The Philippines' fishing bureau has accused Chinese fishing vessels of using cyanide to destroy Scarborough Shoal, a fish-rich atoll in the South China Sea contested by both Manila and Beijing. "These Chinese fishermen use cyanide," Nazario Briguera, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, said on Saturday, per a translation from Filipino by The Philippine Star. Cyanide fishing is a controversial fishing method that typically involves dumping the highly toxic chemical near coral reefs or in fishing grounds to stun or kill fish so they can be easily captured. It's widely condemned because it indiscriminately affects most...
  • Number Of Chinese Illegally Crossing US-Mexico Border Surges 500 Percent In San Diego Sector

    02/22/2024 8:44:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/22/2024 | Tom Ozimek
    The number of Chinese nationals entering the United States illegally has surged in recent times, with the latest data from the San Diego sector showing a staggering 500 percent surge so far this year compared to the same period a year ago.As the nation remains gripped by an illegal immigration crisis of historic proportions, there’s been an exceptionally high increase in the number of Chinese nationals—especially military-aged men—who have unlawfully crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.Some border patrol officials and others have warned this poses a national security risk because, among those simply seeking a better life, there may be those with...
  • Joe Biden Oversees 7.2M Illegal Aliens at Southern Border, Equivalent to 2 Years of U.S. Births

    02/22/2024 7:18:40 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/21/2024 | John Binder
    President Joe Biden has overseen a record-breaking level of illegal immigration at the United States-Mexico border — a large portion of which is being released directly into American towns and cities. From February 2021 through January 2024, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data shows that more than 7.2 million illegal aliens have arrived at the nation’s porous southern border. Thus far in Fiscal Year 2024, with only four full months completed, nearly a million illegal aliens have crossed the southern border. In Fiscal Year 2022, Biden broke records by overseeing close to 2.37 million illegal aliens at the border, and...
  • Jen Psaki and Nancy Pelosi Push a Conspiracy Theory About Trump and Putin

    02/22/2024 6:27:38 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Reason ^ | 2.22.2024 11:00 AM | ROBBY SOAVE |
    Note, however, that no mainstream fact-checking organization or misinformation watchdog group is springing into action to correct their claims. Liberal news outlets reported on the interview—The Huffington Post cheered Pelosi for putting Trump "on blast"—without calling it into question whatsoever. It's very telling what gets counted as misinformation and what doesn't. Pelosi was, until very recently, the third-most-powerful Democrat in Washington, D.C., yet her brand of conspiracy theorizing received little pushback. Psaki certainly didn't do her part.
  • Some of the Same News Outlets Warning About 'Disinformation' Are Taking Millions To Print Chinese Propaganda

    02/22/2024 5:13:36 PM PST · by Red6 · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 21, 2024 | Drew Holden
    When U.S. news outlets' lucrative peddling of Chinese propaganda was exposed in 2019 and 2020, it was a scandal. Human rights groups condemned the practice, and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal swore off Chinese Communist Party money. In the years since, however, a number of major U.S. newspapers and magazines have kept at it—accepting hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars from the Chinese Communist Party in exchange for publishing content by China Daily, a state-owned English-language paper. China Daily's Foreign Agents Registration Act filings show that between October 2020 and October 2023, the CCP mouthpiece paid...
  • Gantz: Israel preparing for Rafah operation, will happen during Ramadan if no hostage deal

    02/22/2024 4:27:28 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    All Israel ^ | 2/21/24 | Staff
    War Cabinet minister Benny Gantz announced that Israel is preparing for an operation in the southern town of Rafah in Gaza after the civilians are evacuated from the area. His statement was made during a press briefing on Wednesday evening. Gantz, the head of the National Unity party, also claimed that unilateral international recognition of a Palestinian state, without bilateral agreements, is “a tailwind for terrorism.” “It would be a mistake to give such a tailwind to terrorism,” Gantz said. “Political arrangements must take place directly, otherwise they will not be sustainable. In any future situation, Israel will maintain its...
  • Leaked Files From Chinese Firm Show Vast International Hacking Effort

    02/22/2024 4:09:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/22/24 | Christian Shepherd, Cate Cadell, Ellen Nakashima, Joseph Menn and Aaron Schaffer
    A trove of leaked documents from a Chinese state-linked hacking group shows that Beijing’s intelligence and military groups are attempting large-scale, systematic cyber intrusions against foreign governments, companies and infrastructure — with hackers of one company claiming to be able to target users of Microsoft, Apple and Google. The cache — containing more than 570 files, images and chat logs — offers an unprecedented look inside the operations of one of the firms that Chinese government agencies hire for on-demand, mass data-collecting operations. The files — posted to GitHub last week and deemed credible by cybersecurity experts, although the source...
  • Ukrainian military finished off mercenaries incapable of leaving Avdeyevka on their own

    02/22/2024 3:01:34 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Tass ^ | February 22, 2024
    DONETSK, February 22. /TASS/. Ukrainian troops killed wounded foreign mercenaries who were unable to leave Avdeyevka on their own, Igor Kimakovsky, advisor to the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, told TASS. "The bodies of foreign mercenaries were found in Avdeyevka. Apparently, these people were first seriously wounded and then shot with guns," the advisor said, adding that most of those found had blast injuries. Kimakovsky pointed out that the bodies were found on the outskirts of the city in the direction of the settlement of Lastochkino. According to him, this rules out the possibility that the mercenaries were killed...
  • Gov. Kathy Hochul Says New Yorkers ‘Need a Break’ from Illegal Immigration While Giving Welfare to Illegal Aliens

    02/22/2024 1:45:44 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/22/2024 | John Binder
    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) says New Yorkers “need a break” from illegal immigration as her administration opens welfare to border crossers and illegal aliens arriving in the sanctuary state. During an interview on MSNBC this week, Hochul said the arrival of nearly 200,000 border crossers and illegal aliens to New York since the spring of 2022 has “overwhelmed” and strained public resources, suggesting more arrivals ought to be shut out to give New Yorkers “a break.” “We have been so affected. I mean, 175,000 migrants who came here,” Hochul said: They came here for a better life, they...
  • Biden meets Alexei Navalny widow, daughter during California trip

    02/22/2024 12:12:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/22/2024 | Samuel Chamberlain
    President Biden met Thursday with the widow and daughter of the late Russian activist Alexei Navalny, six days following the announcement of his death in an Arctic prison. The meeting with Yulia and Dasha Navalnaya took place in San Francisco and represents the first confirmation of Yulia Navalnaya’s whereabouts since her husband’s death. Dasha Navalnaya is a student at nearby Stanford University. In a statement, the White House said Biden “express[ed] his heartfelt condolences” to the women “for their terrible loss” and “expressed his admiration for … Navalny’s extraordinary courage and his legacy of fighting against corruption and for a...
  • Reports: Blinken Hopes Brazil’s Lula Helps Clean Up Biden Mess in Venezuela

    02/22/2024 11:53:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/22/2024 | CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO
    The United States is reportedly hoping that Brazil’s radical leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva uses his “influence” to convince Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro to commit to a “free and fair” election following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday. The “free and fair” presidential election agreement — which the Maduro regime and Venezuelan opposition signed in 2023 and Blinken has repeatedly promoted over the years — has, so far, resulted in a major blunder for the Biden Administration. Venezuela’s political situation was one of the subjects reportedly discussed in Blinken’s meeting with Lula,...