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  • US govt sent $1.3 billion to China, Russia for gender equality, cat experiments and Wuhan lab research

    05/31/2023 11:39:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/31/2023 | Thomas Catenacci
    The U.S. government has given Chinese and Russian entities at least $1.3 billion for various research programs over the past five years, according to an analysis released Wednesday by Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst and watchdog group Open the Books. The analysis revealed that millions of taxpayer dollars have been given to, among others, a Chinese software developer for military tech support, a Russian health insurance provider that has since been sanctioned and Chinese agriculture companies. And it showed the federal government gave $2 million, more than previously reported, to the Chinese state-run Wuhan lab studying bat coronaviruses. "Washington’s continued...
  • Land around the US is sinking. Here are some of the fastest areas.

    05/30/2023 11:03:34 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 42 replies
    WaPo via SFGate ^ | 5/30/2023 | By Kasha Patel
    Imagine Earth's surface is like a stack of pancakes. The pancakes, or layers of soil and rocks, may appear fairly evenly stacked and fluffy. Over time though, the stack can become compressed, thinner and shorter. Scientists observe this downward motion of land, called land subsidence, across the planet. While some regions of land experience uplift, many parts of Earth's surface are sinking - fast. Scientists are especially concerned for sinking locations near the coast, which are at a higher risk for flooding as sea levels rise in a warming world. Hurricanes and extreme rainfall events can also bring more damage...
  • Yellen says US will run out of money by June 5 if debt ceiling not raised

    05/26/2023 2:05:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/2023 | ARIS FOLLEY
    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Friday notified lawmakers the nation will run out of money to pay its bills by June 5 if they do not raise the debt ceiling. “Based on the most recent available data, we now estimate that Treasury will have insufficient resources to satisfy the government’s obligations if Congress has not raised or suspended the debt limit by June 5,” Yellen told leaders. The update may offer negotiators who were working with an estimated June 1 “X-date” more breathing room to clinch a deal to raise the debt ceiling, but it also sets a hard deadline.
  • John Durham Ignores Role of U.S., U.K., and Australian Intelligence Operatives in Setting the Stage for Crossfire Hurricane

    05/22/2023 7:43:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 5/22/2022 | larry johnson
    Failed Prosecutor John Durham’s report on the Hillary Clinton campaign plot to convince the American electorate and U.S. allies that Donald Trump was a stooge of Russia totally ignores the role that intelligence operatives from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Israel played in helping set the stage to provide the FBI with the pretext of predication for launching its now discredited Crossfire Hurricane investigation of the Trump Campaign. Let me take you back to an article I wrote in May 2019. John Durham and his team failed to address any of the issues and leads I raised:...
  • Huge number of border agent candidates failing DHS polygraphs, union suggests it’s intentional

    05/15/2023 12:00:37 AM PDT · by CFW · 23 replies
    Just the News ^ | 5/14/23 | John Solomon
    More than half of the job candidates seeking to become U.S. border patrol agents are failing the Homeland Security Department’s polygraph, though many passed such tests in other jobs, a pattern that is alarming some in Congress and leading a prominent union to suggest something sinister is happening. Brandon Judd, president of National Border Patrol Council union, told Just the News that half to two-thirds of applicants continue to fail the lie detector test, and it is crippling the Customers and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s ability to keep staffed with the ongoing border crisis. "They're failing an awful lot of...
  • Seven people hospitalized following shooting in US-Mexico border city

    05/14/2023 8:21:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/14/2023 | Isabel Keane
    Seven people were hospitalized after gunfire broke out during a gathering late Saturday night just north of the US-Mexico border in Arizona. Police in Yuma received a call about an aggravated assault just before 11 p.m. Saturday night, ABC News reported.
  • Remembering first fallen US volunteer fighter buried in Ukraine

    05/12/2023 6:36:06 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 20 replies
    Kiev Independent ^ | 5/12/23 | Francis Farrell
    While at least nine Americans have been killed in the war, alongside hundreds of other foreign volunteers, Campbell was the very first and only to be buried in Ukraine.In just over a year, Ukraine and its struggle became everything for Campbell, who drew upon his experience serving in the U.S. military to fight with distinction among some of the war’s toughest battles, training and sharing experience with Ukrainian soldiers on the way.
  • Biden warns ‘the whole world is in trouble’ if US defaults on debts

    05/10/2023 1:18:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/10/2023 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden warned Wednesday that if the United States defaulted on its debt, it would spell trouble internationally, after his latest meeting with congressional leaders to raise the country’s borrowing limit hardly made a dent in the debate. The president, during remarks in Valhalla, N.Y., said that world leaders are wondering about the looming risk of a default. “They all are looking at me, ‘are you guys serious?’” Biden said, referencing world leaders. “Because, if we default on our debt, the whole world is in trouble.”
  • McConnell predicts US aid will flow to Ukraine ‘for a good deal longer

    05/09/2023 8:11:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/2023 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says U.S. military and economic aid will continue to flow into Ukraine despite calls from some in his party for the United States to pull back from the war. The future of U.S. support for Ukraine in its war against Russia has been clouded by some uncertainty since Republicans took control of the House in last year’s midterm election and Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pledged there would be no “blank check” for Ukraine if Republicans gained the lower chamber.
  • U.S. passes 200 mass shootings this year: nonprofit

    05/08/2023 9:26:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/2023 | JULIA MUELLER
    Seven shootings over the weekend, including a massacre at a Dallas-area outlet mall over the weekend, brought the total number of mass shootings in the U.S. this year over 200, according to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive (GVA). According to its tracker, there have been 202 incidents in which four or more people, other than the attacker, were shot this year alone. The U.S. crossed the 200-mass shooting threshold mid-May last year and the year prior, and didn’t get there until mid-to-late June in 2020 and 2019. Between 2016 and 2018, the country passed 200 mass shootings in late July.
  • US adds 253,000 jobs in April, exceeding expectations

    05/05/2023 7:02:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/05/2023 | KARL EVERS-HILLSTROM
    The U.S. economy added 253,000 jobs in April, surpassing analyst forecasts of 180,000 new jobs, according to Labor Department data released Friday. The unemployment rate remained historically low at 3.4 percent, down from 3.5 percent the previous month. The jobs report reveals that the economy is slowing, but the labor market remains surprisingly robust. The unemployment rate for Black Americans dipped slightly to 4.7 percent, a record low. That’s a huge recovery from the onset of the pandemic, when the Black unemployment rate spiked to 16.8 percent in May 2020. Wage gains also came in slightly stronger than expected. Hourly...
  • US sends Ukraine another $300M in weapons ahead of counteroffensive against Russia

    05/03/2023 4:46:32 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/3/23 | Caitlin Doornbos
    President Biden signed off Wednesday on sending Ukraine another $300 million in weapons from US stocks as Kyiv prepares for a long-anticipated counter-offensive against Russia.The package will include additional HIMARS rockets; an undisclosed amount of 155mm howitzers and accompanying artillery; mortar rounds; tube-launched TOW missiles; small arms and associated ammunition; and AT-4 and Carl Gustaf shoulder-launched anti-armor weapons systems, according to the Pentagon.
  • Why the Ohio -Class Submarines Are So Badass

    05/02/2023 1:31:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | MAY 1, 2023 | Kyle Mizokami
    The 18 Ohio-class submarines are arguably the most destructive weapons on the planet. Here’s everything you need to know about these exceptional military machines. The 18 Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarines are some of the most exceptional military machines in human history, packing more nuclear or conventional firepower than any other platform on air, land, or sea. One leg of America’s nuclear triad, the subs are designed to be ultra-quiet, bristle with nuclear weapons, and survive to carry out their mission at all costs. The 14 nuclear-armed Ohio-class submarines ensure that hundreds of nukes are resting quietly in the world’s oceans, ready...
  • Biden says US embassy evacuation in Sudan has been completed

    04/23/2023 10:26:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/23/2023 | AP
    American forces carried out a precarious evacuation of US embassy personnel in Sudan, President Joe Biden said late Saturday, calling for the end to “unconscionable” violence there as two rival leaders battled for power in the African country. Biden thanked the US troops who carried out the mission to extract American staffers in Sudan. With the last American embassy worker out, Washington shuttered the US mission in Khartoum indefinitely. The US said it had no current plans for a government-coordinated evacuation of an estimated 16,000 other Americans remaining in Sudan, calling the situation too dangerous.
  • Whistleblower Reveals What is Behind the Mass Attacks on US Food Facilities (Video)

    04/16/2023 2:08:47 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 58 replies
    Whistleblower Reveals What is Behind the Mass Attacks on US Food Facilities (Video) In the United States, dozens of food processing plants suspiciously caught fire over the past year. Remarkably, no one was present at the time of the fires. The Eco Health Alliance whistleblower, bioterrorism expert, military veteran, and scientist Dr. Andrew Huff has a possible explanation for the food supply fires. Huff has access to government information about simulating a food supply attack. The information comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Food and Agriculture Sector Criticality Assessment Tool (FASCAT). This also includes which places are particularly...
  • Our Rotten Military Promotion System

    04/15/2023 5:33:16 PM PDT · by CFW · 39 replies
    Real Clear ^ | 4/15/23 | Stuart Scheller
    A Marine sniper serving during the Afghanistan evacuation recently gave testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Afghanistan evacuation. His pain was palpable. A revelation worth examining was his identification of the possible suicide bomber prior to the incident. After the sniper, Sgt Vargas-Andrews, confirmed the target with multiple agencies, he asked his Battalion Commander, LtCol Whited, for permission to shoot. The answer from Whited, one in which Vargas-Andrews said he’ll never forget, was, “I don’t know.” Not found in the media or Congressional testimony is that Whited, a former peer of mine, corroborated this version of events...
  • Preparing for War With China, U.S. Shrinks Its Navy

    04/07/2023 2:42:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Geller ^ | April 5, 2023 | Geller
    The Biden regime is the enemy of the people. And they make sure the American people know as little as possible, instead it’s Trump! Trump! Trump, keeping them dumb fat, and unhappy. The Biden Administration is being routed by China. They’re policies are enabling China to overtake the United States and achieve global hegemony. Little media coverage for Biden’s dangerous ineptitude vis a vis China. Trump will need to make the rise of China the main issue of 2024. ... If numbers mean anything, China will soon rule the seven seas and five oceans. By 2028, at current projections, the...
  • DNA on a Burrito Leads to Arrest in Firebombing Case

    04/02/2023 2:58:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    New York Times via Internet Archive ^ | March 29, 2023 | Johnny Diaz
    A Wisconsin man was identified from DNA pulled from a partially eaten burrito and arrested in the firebombing of an anti-abortion lobbying group’s office last year, prosecutors said. The man, Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, 29, of Madison, Wis., was arrested at Logan International Airport in Boston on Tuesday, according to the office of the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin in Madison. He was charged with one felony count of attempting to cause damage by means of fire or an explosive. “According to the complaint, Mr. Roychowdhury used an incendiary device in violation of federal law in connection with...
  • Which Countries Hold The Most US Debt?

    03/26/2023 5:27:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Visual Capitalist ^ | 03/26/2023 | By Dorothy Neufeld, Graphics/Design: Joyce Ma
    Today, America owes foreign investors of its national debt $7.3 trillion.These are in the form of Treasury securities, some of the most liquid assets worldwide. Central banks use them for foreign exchange reserves and private investors flock to them during flights to safety thanks to their perceived low default risk.Beyond these reasons, foreign investors may buy Treasuries as a store of value. They are often used as collateral during certain international trade transactions, or countries can use them to help manage exchange rate policy. For example, countries may buy Treasuries to protect their currency’s exchange rate from speculation.In the graphic...
  • And, Just Like That, China Is the World's Geopolitical Master

    03/21/2023 10:40:50 PM PDT · by billhennessy · 72 replies
    Hennessy's View ^ | 03/21/2023 | Bill Hennessy
    The US Secretary of State—once the most powerful diplomatic title on earth—announced that the US would not permit Ukraine to engage in peace talks with Russia and China. Hours later, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky invited Communist China’s Xi to Kiev to work on a peace plan.