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[] She Went THERE! Sarah Huckabee Sanders WINS the RNC With PERFECT 'Big Boy' Zinger at Jill Biden (Watch) Published:7/17/2024 9:15:35 AM
[World] The convention speech that best illustrates the GOP approach to justice Reality TV star Savannah Chrisley took to the stage at the Republican convention to equate her parents’ convictions to Trump’s. Published:7/17/2024 9:15:35 AM
[2024 Election] J.D. Vance Address to Highlight Day 3 of Republican National Convention

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump and Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, arrive during the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum, Tuesday, July 16, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Day three of the Republican National Convention kicks off Wednesday with a highlight of events destined to be the first public address by Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, former President Donald Trump’s newly announced 2024 running mate.

The post J.D. Vance Address to Highlight Day 3 of Republican National Convention appeared first on Breitbart.

Published:7/17/2024 9:06:59 AM
[Gear] WIRED's Top Prime Day Deals on Wires, Cords, and Cables So You Can Stay Wired Forever (2024) The humble cable is a necessity for our tech gadgets, and these Prime Day deals will keep you wired. Published:7/17/2024 9:06:58 AM
[Markets] ‘Betrayed’: Unions, White House irate over Teamsters president’s RNC speech White House officials, congressional Democrats and several labor leaders say they are angry about Teamsters President Sean O’Brien’s prime-time address to the Republican National Convention. Published:7/17/2024 9:06:58 AM
[Markets] This small-cap stock-market rally is remarkably unusual and has further to run Published:7/17/2024 9:06:58 AM
[World] This major Treasury market shift could signal serious pain ahead for stocks An inverted Treasury yield curve is supposedly a harbinger of recession. Does this mean that, when the curve un-inverts, it is tantamount to the market sending the all-clear signal? Published:7/17/2024 9:06:58 AM
[In The News] Biden Asks Congress To Push Through National Rent Control Plan For Him

by Nick Pope at CDN -

President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass a new law incentivizing corporate landlords to abide by a rent increase cap for existing units on Tuesday. Biden’s plan would restrict corporate landlords from increasing rents by any more than 5% unless those landowners are willing to lose eligibility for lucrative …

Click to read the rest HERE-> Biden Asks Congress To Push Through National Rent Control Plan For Him first posted at Conservative Daily News

Published:7/17/2024 8:58:10 AM
[World] Darwinism is dead. Schools should let families opt out. Parental rights demand a choice be given to parents when the topic being taught directly impacts the religious values and truths they have instilled in their child. Published:7/17/2024 8:58:10 AM
[d9e1ab24-bf48-5185-a747-2f3a7c8d93dc] All about Babydog: The governor's pet that stole the show at the RNC Gov. Jim Justice's canine companion quickly became a crowd favorite at the Republican National Convention, where Babydog Justice was given her own chair on stage. Published:7/17/2024 8:58:10 AM
[Markets] Waller says Fed is getting closer to cutting interest rate as inflation slows Federal Reserve Gov. Christopher Waller said the central bank is “getting closer to the time when a cut” in interest rates is warranted, but he still wants more evidence that inflation is slowing before he’s ready to move. Published:7/17/2024 8:58:10 AM
[Documents] GAO Report on U.S. Army Modernization The following is the July 15, 2024, Government Accountability Office report, Army Modernization: Actions Needed to Support Fielding New Equipment. From the report What GAO Found The Army’s new approach to generate ready forces, the Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model (ReARMM), is key to the Army realizing its modernization investments. These investments have totaled $46.5 billion since fiscal year 2021. The Army has adopted new acquisition approaches to rapidly develop multiple types of modernized equipment, which it has categorized into six modernization priorities. Using ReARMM, the Army had fielded six new priority equipment efforts as of November 2023, with Published:7/17/2024 8:58:10 AM
[World] Adidas lifts guidance and shares climb, partly thanks to the hottest shoes in Paris Adidas shares climbed on Wednesday after the sportswear maker lifted guidance, a reprieve in the world of retail, where a steady stream of downbeat news has been dogging the sector lately. Published:7/17/2024 8:58:10 AM
[] 'Mine Eyes Have Been Opened': Madeline Brame's Ferocious Indictment of Alvin Bragg, Joe Biden Published:7/17/2024 8:49:21 AM
[Markets] This small-cap stock-market rally is remarkably unusual and has ‘further to run’ The rally for small-cap stocks over the past week is a historical and statistical outlier that marks a ‘dramatic’ shift in investor sentiment, says a widely followed Wall Street analyst. Published:7/17/2024 8:49:21 AM
[World] Treasury yields move higher after Fed’s Williams suggests officials are not ready to cut rates Yields on U.S. government debt turned higher Wednesday morning, with the policy-sensitive 2-year rate bouncing off a five-month closing low, after a leading Federal Reserve official stressed the need for more convincing data on inflation before he can support a rate cut. Published:7/17/2024 8:49:21 AM
[NVDA] Super Micro Computer: Another Big EPS Quarter Expected, AI Fervor Levels Off (Rating Downgrade) Published:7/17/2024 8:32:26 AM
[Politics] [Josh Blackman] Mission to Israel Part IV: What I Learned About The Israeli Politics With Regard To The Hostages If you think American politics are corrosive, hold my falafel. Published:7/17/2024 8:32:26 AM
[Markets] Industrial production surges again amid high demand for air conditioning during heat wave Industrial production rose in June for the second month in row, driven by rising auto sales and high demand for air conditioning during a spell of especially hots summer weather. Published:7/17/2024 8:32:26 AM
[] Mid-Morning Art Thread Sir Henry Lee Anthonis Mor He was not the dandy he appears to be.... Published:7/17/2024 8:32:26 AM
[Science] The New UK Government Wants Clean Energy, Sustainable Aviation Fuel, and Public Transport Reform Legislation in coming years will set up a publicly owned clean power company and leverage the Crown Estate for investment in green infrastructure. Published:7/17/2024 8:24:09 AM
[7df10ac4-9399-5569-b922-9b7a0fb97514] Sammy Hagar seeks out police officer whose ticket inspired ‘I Can’t Drive 55’: ‘Would be treated like a king’ A speeding ticket Sammy Hagar received in 1983 inspired one of his biggest solo hits, "I Can't Drive 55." Now, the former Van Halen rocker wants to meet with the trooper who gave it to him. Published:7/17/2024 8:24:09 AM
[Markets] ‘About $600 million’: That’s how much profit Warner Bros. could miss out on each year if it loses the NBA TNT recently signed deals to show the French Open as well as more college sports. Published:7/17/2024 8:24:09 AM
[Markets] A Trump White House could see M&A uptick in these sectors A potential victory for the Donald Trump/J.D. Vance ticket in November could have an impact on the M&A environment, according to Raymond James, with the analyst firm weighing the possible effects of a Trump White House on a number of sectors. Published:7/17/2024 8:15:49 AM
[World] Johnson & Johnson stock turns up after profit beat, while outlook was mixed Johnson & Johnson’s stock climbed back into the green in early trading Wednesday, after the drugmaker beat second-quarter profit expectations but trimmed its full-year outlook. Published:7/17/2024 8:15:49 AM
[Gear] Best Prime Day Toy Deals on Board Games and Legos (2024) Play around with these Amazon Prime Day deals on some of our favorite toys and board games. Published:7/17/2024 8:06:25 AM
[World] Cyanide, found in cups, probably killed 6 in Bangkok hotel room, officials say Officials suspect the two Americans and four Vietnamese died of poisoning at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and may have been involved in a business dispute. Published:7/17/2024 8:06:25 AM
[Climate Craziness of the Week] Sea Level Rise Is Causing Longer Days? Guest “I couldn’t make this sort of schist up, even if I was trying” by David Middleton ‘Unprecedented’ Sea Level Rise Is Making Earth’s Days Longer Published Jul 15, 2024 at… Published:7/17/2024 8:06:25 AM
[Entertainment] Maggie Michael may be D.C.’s most vital, volatile painter Michael’s first major solo show since 2016, on view at Union Market, is a riveting reminder of the power of abstraction. Published:7/17/2024 8:06:24 AM
[Markets] Roche obesity-pill trial results weigh on shares of Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk Shares of weight-loss drug developers including Eli Lilly & Co., Novo Nordisk and Structure Therapeutics fell sharply early Wednesday after Roche Holding AG announced early-stage trial data for its experimental obesity pill. Published:7/17/2024 8:06:24 AM
[Presidential Election of 2024] They Lost to Trump. Now They’re All In. A dispatch from Night 2 in Milwaukee. Published:7/17/2024 7:57:09 AM
[Energy] Cruz Targets Biden Regs That Favor Tiny Lizard Over Oil, Gas Drilling

DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION—Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a new bill to nix the Biden administration’s protections for a lizard species that critics argue will restrict... Read More

The post Cruz Targets Biden Regs That Favor Tiny Lizard Over Oil, Gas Drilling appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Published:7/17/2024 7:57:09 AM
[Quick Takes] Bellarmine University Prof Suspended for Inflammatory Remark About Attempted Assassination of Trump

"If you’re gonna shoot, man, don’t miss"

The post Bellarmine University Prof Suspended for Inflammatory Remark About Attempted Assassination of Trump first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
Published:7/17/2024 7:57:08 AM
[Markets] Stanford Insists 'Internet Observatory' - Which Engaged In Election-Time Censorship Push - Will Stay Open Stanford Insists 'Internet Observatory' - Which Engaged In Election-Time Censorship Push - Will Stay Open

Authored by Courtney Graves via The College Fix,

The status of Stanford University’s controversial Internet Observatory, a research group accused of participating in social media censorship, appears unclear after recent conflicting reports about its future.

A recent report by the tech newsletter Platformer suggested the observatory may be closing after several key staffers, including founding director Alex Stamos, left or did not have their contracts renewed.

Other news outlets reported the observatory was “collaps[ing] under pressure,” being “wound down” and “closing.” Some popular social media posts suggested it was being permanently “shut down.”

However, the university contradicted those reports in a recent statement on the observatory’s website.

“Stanford has not shut down or dismantled SIO as a result of outside pressure,” it stated. “SIO does, however, face funding challenges as its founding grants will soon be exhausted. As a result, SIO continues to actively seek support for its research and teaching programs under new leadership.”

SIO will continue its “critical work” through the “publication of the Journal of Online Trust & Safety, the Trust & Safety Research Conference, and the Trust & Safety Teaching Consortium,” it stated.

Furthermore, the observatory’s staff will be conducting research on “misinformation” during the 2024 election, according to the statement.

The observatory is a non-partisan, on-campus political research group that focuses on the misuse of social media, including issues related to elections and COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, according to its website.

But it has faced criticism for its role in a joint project called the Election Integrity Partnership with the University of Washington during the 2020 and 2022 elections. Its purpose was to “defend our elections against those who seek to undermine them by exploiting weaknesses in the online information environment.” However, reports allege the universities frequently collaborated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in order to censor what they viewed as “misinformation” online.

According to the Stanford’s recent statement, its SIO project will continue under new leadership. It also stated “Stanford remains deeply concerned” about congressional and legal efforts to “undermine” the legitimacy of “much needed academic research” at universities across the country.

University spokesperson Mara Vandlik directed The College Fix to the statement in an email Wednesday in response to multiple inquiries about the observatory’s future. Vandlik did not respond to a follow-up email asking for more details about the observatory’s 2024 election research and the online censorship accusations.

Meanwhile, a receptionist at the university president’s office told The Fix on Wednesday to send its questions via email, but the office did not respond to the email.

Matt Taibbi, who has written extensively about online censorship as the publisher of Racket News, said he would not be “too quick to celebrate” if the Stanford Internet Observatory truly is closing.

“Rumors persist that even more aggressive EIP-type programs are in development for use in this cycle, perhaps not under Stanford’s roof, but somewhere, using some of the same personnel and making use of support from deep-pocketed funders of anti-disinformation programs,” he wrote in a recent article on his substack.

Mike Davis, founder and president of the Article III Project and former chief counsel for nominations to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, said he also thinks censorship problems are more wide-spread.

“College campuses are the central battlefield for Americans’ freedom to speak their mind. A culture of censorship is pervasive at college campuses, and there’s no reason to believe this was an isolated incident,” he told The Fix in a statement via email this week.

According to a Real Clear Investigations report, the Election Integrity Partnership “surveilled hundreds of millions of social media posts and collected from the cooperating government and non-governmental entities that it calls its ‘stakeholders.’” According to the report, this could be a potential violation of “social media platforms’ policies concerning election speech.”

Team members of the partnership would “highlight a piece of offending social media content, or narrative consisting of many offending posts, by creating a ticket, and share it with other relevant participants by tagging them,” according to the report.

This would then prompt social media companies to take action by “removing the content outright, reducing its spread, or ‘informing’ users about dubious posts by slapping corrective or contextualizing labels on them,” the report states.

During the 2020 election cycle, “EIP generated a total of 639 tickets, covering some 4,784 unique URLs … disproportionately related to the delegitimization of election results,” according to the report.

Platforms such as Twitter, Google, and Facebook responded to tagged tickets at a response rate of 75 percent or higher; the platforms “labeled, removed, or soft-blocked” 35 percent of the URLs shared through EIP, the report states.

Taibbi wrote the EIP scheme occurred on as many as 10 different platforms, including Twitter, now known as X. However, Stanford has outright denied its actions of “switchboarding” and “censorship,” he wrote.

According to Taibbi, Stanford also wrongly claimed the Election Integrity Partnership did not “receive direct requests from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to eliminate or censor tweets” and “did not make recommendations to the platforms about what actions they should take.”

According to Taibbi, a U.S. House committee investigation, led by Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, found 75 instances of the EIP ticketing system specifically using the words “recommendation” or “we recommend.”

“Imagine the arrogance of denying that one makes concrete recommendations while sitting on a pile of documents doing exactly that,” Taibbi wrote.

“As for not receiving direct requests to eliminate or censor tweets,” he wrote, “a combination of emails Jordan’s team dug up and documents we ourselves either had in the Twitter Files or obtained via FOIA made it clear that the EIP’s labyrinthine reporting system was designed so the government could deny it originated complaints, while EIP could deny it received complaints from the government.”

Moreover, Taibbi wrote EIP’s opinion on removing content had a large effect on whether a social media platform decided to remove the content.

The EIP even allegedly “chastised sites like YouTube that expressed hesitancy about removing ‘misleading’ content,” according to Taibbi.

Additionally, the observatory is being sued. One case accuses the university of “conspiracy” with the federal government to violate the First Amendment rights of social media users, The Fix reported.

Tyler Durden Wed, 07/17/2024 - 08:45
Published:7/17/2024 7:57:08 AM
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[World] Paris mayor swims in the Seine, declares it clean for the Olympics “It’s pure happiness,” Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said afterward, having fulfilled her pledge to clean up the Seine ahead of the Olympic Games. Now officials hope it stays that way. Published:7/17/2024 7:57:08 AM
[World] Foreign buyers are fleeing the U.S. housing market, with sales at a record low International buyers are scaling back partly due to a strong U.S. dollar, the National Association of Realtors says. Published:7/17/2024 7:57:08 AM
[Markets] Roche shares jump on drugmaker’s early-stage data on weight-loss drug Shares of Swiss drugmaker Roche rallied on Wednesday after the company’s early-stage trial of an oral weight-loss drug showed it had promise. Published:7/17/2024 7:48:04 AM
[World] GitLab rallies on buyout report Tech stock posts double-digit gain in premarket trades on robust volume. Published:7/17/2024 7:48:04 AM
[Markets] Housing starts post bigger-than-expected increase in June Construction on new U.S. homes rose 3% in June, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Published:7/17/2024 7:39:34 AM
[World] 1-800-Flowers downgraded to sell as ‘everyday gifting is still anemic’ The stock of 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. tumbled 3.4% early Wednesday, after D.A. Davidson downgraded it to underperform, or sell, from neutral, and said consensus estimates for its fiscal fourth quarter are looking too high. Published:7/17/2024 7:39:34 AM
[World] For China, Trump rally shooting is more evidence of America's demise

America's biggest rival says Trump shooting symbolizes dwindling power and hypocrisy of American democracy and global leadership.

Published:7/17/2024 7:30:38 AM
[none] These 2 Innovative Tech May Help Reduce A.I.’s Carbon Footprint—If Data Centers Are Ready A crop of startups are developing affordable technologies to reduce the growing carbon footprint of A.I. data centers. Published:7/17/2024 7:30:38 AM
[World] The biggest risk to markets is no longer inflation, say fund managers Bank of America’s monthly survey of global fund managers found “geopolitical conflict,” as the most overriding concern for markets currently. Published:7/17/2024 7:30:38 AM
[Science] The Race for Space-Based Solar Power Once a sci-fi staple, the ability to beam solar power from space now seems closer than ever—but a lot of work remains. Published:7/17/2024 7:22:07 AM
[World] Traders seek clues on likely pace of eurozone rate cuts The European Central Bank is expected to stand pat on interest rates after its policy meeting on Thursday, emphasizing that it is prepared to be cautious in trimming borrowing costs further without more evidence that inflation will hit its 2% target. Published:7/17/2024 7:22:07 AM
[ADC] W. P. Carey: The Good And The Bad, I'm Not Adding Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[Entertainment, Health and Lifestyle] Getting Ready for a New Puppy

by Mary Hunt at CDN -

Whether a new puppy makes your dreams of the perfect family dog come true or turns into a total nightmare depends on how well you’ve prepared, starting with a well-planned first 24 hours. Choosing your new best friend can be quite a challenge! Visit www.selectadogbreed.com to find the right dog …

Click to read the rest HERE-> Getting Ready for a New Puppy first posted at Conservative Daily News

Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
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[Politics] 'Fight, fight, fight!' or 'UNITE'? At historic moment, Trump faces rhetorical choice

When Jennifer Mercieca published a book four years ago titled "Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump," some of her friends immediately questioned the title.

Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[] GOOD GIRL! After Two Nights, the Clear Star of the Republican National Convention Emerges Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[Politics] [Josh Blackman] Today in Supreme Court History: July 17, 1862 7/17/1862:  Congress enacts the Confiscation Act, which empowers the government to seize the property of the rebels. The Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of that law in The Confiscation Cases (1873). Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[cfc75e83-d63a-5dcc-8c53-9f432c98fdd3] Kamala Harris says Trump picked JD Vance to be 'rubber stamp' for former president's 'extreme agenda' Vice President Kamala Harris said former President Trump chose Sen. JD Vance as his running mate for the 2024 presidential election to be a "rubber stamp" for his "extreme agenda." Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[Markets] How the East Palestine derailment became a showcase for J.D. Vance’s populism Vance posted a video of himself in jeans and a crisp white shirt investigating the state of a creek, where he said he could see dead fish and worms and a chemical sheen on the water. He later introduced a bill calling for more railroad regulations. Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[World] Time of shame and sorrow: When it comes to political violence, we all lose America is being pushed to the brink of a national nervous breakdown. Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[New York State Criminal Case Against Trump (71543-] A Show of Allegiance to Trump, and Menendez Is Convicted Plus, a U.S. crisis hotline answers 10 million calls. Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[Markets] Vance Becomes Face Of 'New Right' Vance Becomes Face Of 'New Right'

Authored by Philip Wegmann & Susan Crabtree via RealClearPolitics,

Republicans have nominated a hillbilly for vice president. This, by his own admission.

Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance is the author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” a New York Times bestseller. He is also a United States Marine who graduated from Ohio State University and, later, Yale Law School by way of the GI Bill, using the veteran benefit to ascend from the Rust Belt, where he has said poverty was a birthright, to Silicon Valley, where his financial disclosure forms reveal that he made a small fortune, and from there to the U.S. Senate.

Vance, only 39, has lived the American Dream in a hurry, a life portrayed in a biopic directed by Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, no less. Now he writes the next chapter of his life, and American history, as the vanguard of a populist conservatism entirely unconcerned with the niceties of long-established GOP orthodoxy.

He may well be the Republican future, one not entirely welcomed by the old guard. All the same, or perhaps as a result, Vance is a man after Donald Trump’s own heart.

The former president and presumptive three-time Republican presidential nominee announced Monday that Vance would join him atop the ticket, saying his new No. 2 would focus on the voters “he fought so brilliantly for” in the Senate, namely “the American Workers and Farmers.” The junior senator from Ohio has served in that body for all of a year and a half.

What Vance lacks in legislative experience, he has made up for in energy. He loves the tariff and the union. He loathes the corporate tax cut and the global corporation. He is very “anti-woke.” The Buckeye also does not fear Big Government in the same way many of his more business-friendly colleagues do, a fact that makes him a star of “the New Right.”

A Trump-Vance administration, said Oren Cass, an intellectual godfather of the movement, means “a working-class conservatism that emphasizes the importance of family, community, and industry to the nation’s liberty and prosperity.”

Vance means change, a transformation in personnel as much as policy. This much was on display Monday when Mitch McConnell arrived at the Republican National Convention here. The Senate minority leader, the legislature most responsible for landmark tax cuts and a conservative Supreme Court, rose to pledge the votes of the Kentucky delegation to Trump. He was booed.

A lot of Senate Republicans have presided over the decline of their own country, and they're unable to look themselves in the mirror and admit failure,” Vance told RealClearPolitics in an interview earlier this year. On his way to stump for Trump in New Hampshire at the time, Vance argued that it was time the elderly establishment “use their remaining years in public life to support an agenda that gets the country back on track.”

The most profound difference? Foreign policy. He told RCP earlier this year that the Biden administration was “deceiving the American people” about the financial and human cost of the war in Ukraine. “I gotta be honest with you,” he told Steve Bannon before the Russian invasion. “I don’t really care what happens to Ukraine one way or another.” His concern? “The fact that in my community right now, the leading cause of death among 18–45-year-olds is Mexican fentanyl.”

This strict kind of America First thinking is unpopular among many traditional Republicans, especially those of the neoconservative variety. Vance is neither.

Each of the major vice presidential contenders traveled to Atlanta last month for the first presidential debate, gathering at the home of former Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler before boarding a bus to the venue. It was the first time they were collected in one spot. After three glasses of wine the night before, Vance said he was hungover.

The millennial Senator joked with the much older passengers, all of them gunning to be the next vice president, that “age has caught up with me.” Everyone laughed. According to a source with direct knowledge, Vance then pivoted from self-deprecation to theology, turning to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for an esoteric conversation about the schisms inside the Catholic Church.

A spokesman for Vance did not dispute those events.

While fluency in the plight of the white working class first made Vance famous, he joined the ranks of the elite after law school and especially in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Elites, particularly liberal ones on the two coasts, could not fathom how a celebrity billionaire had just defeated Hillary Clinton. A product of the white working class, Vance volunteered as a guide, and through his memoir of life in Appalachia, he provided a picture of alienation, poverty, and drug addiction in middle America made worse by polarization and deindustrialization.

He was a celebrity, albeit a decidedly anti-Trump one. He quipped to Terry Gross during an NPR interview in 2016 that he couldn’t vote for Trump and wouldn’t vote for Clinton. “I might write in my dog,” he said, “because that's about as good as it seems.”

“Everybody loved me back then,” Vance said in an interview with Russ Douthat. His conversion came at an event hosted by the Business Roundtable. An unnamed CEO was complaining about the cost of wages after Trump’s immigration crackdown, Vance told the New York Times columnist, when he turned to the author from Appalachia. 

“Well, you understand this as well as anybody,” Vance recalled the businessman saying. “These people just need to get off their asses, come to work, and do their job.” He recoiled at the suggestion that he was “sympathetic” to the inhumane calculus. The only solution: “Alienating and offending people who liked my book.”

Vance alienated plenty, running a hard-nosed, America-first campaign on his way to the Senate. The venture capitalist regularly rails against the political elite who lack empathy and whose policies, he believes, harm the forgotten man. “There are a lot of people with cushy positions who have made a lot of money off the decline of this country who don't like him,” the senator told RCP in Atlanta, “but I think that their lack of endorsement is the best endorsement for Donald Trump.”

He entered politics as an anti-Trump pundit. He came to Congress a MAGA disciple with the endorsement of the former president, a development reportedly facilitated by libertarian billionaire Peter Thiel. Vance had criticized Trump publicly, but after a correspondence and dinner in 2021, the former president took a shine to the populist with an Ivy League diploma.

Advisors urged him not to make a big deal out of the Yale Law degree, Trump admitted during a 2022 rally in Vandalia, Ohio. “Well, yeah, he’s elite! He’s elite in intelligence,” Trump said riling up the crowd, and that’s what we want, right? He will bring the toughness and intellectual firepower we need to champion our movement.

More important than brains? Loyalty. “J.D. will never be owned by the establishment,” Trump bellowed. Then, an unscripted aside: “He won’t be owned by me either, unfortunately.” The former president said of the man he would pick as his running mate two years later, “I'd love to own the guy, but I don't think he’ll be there for me.” Vance, he explained, was “a very independent guy.”

But Vance turned out to be loyal. Very loyal. Once in the Senate, He embraced the Trump agenda while Trump remained in a sort of exile, advanced the argument that the 2020 election was rigged, and endorsed the former president early when the 2024 GOP field was still crowded. Vance told RCP earlier this year, “I wish Donald Trump wasn’t term-limited,” explaining that four years of Trump was preferable to eight of any other Republican.

The independence Trump bellowed about in Ohio remained. It is manifest in his willingness to buck the old ways, and has made Vance an anathema to more traditionally conservative voices. If Vance’s praise of FTC Commissioner Lina Kahn’s aggressive use of anti-trust law to police corporations made them raise an eyebrow, his embrace of industrial policy makes their skin crawl.

Washington Post columnist George Will reacted to news that Vance would be joining the ticket by calling him “the serrated edge of MAGA politics.” David French of the New York Times, meanwhile, saw something more sinister, writing that “Trump has impulses, whereas Vance has an ideology” and worrying that Vance would “create something coherent out of MAGA’s concerns and MAGA’s grievances.” Phil Klein of National Review declared that with his VP pick, Trump has pounded another “nail in the coffin for Reagan Republicanism.”

Vance is no insurgent, argues Ryan James Girdusky, a populist-minded operative who advised a pro-Vance super PAC during the 2022 Senate race. Instead, he follows in the footsteps of a different set of conservatives: President Calvin Coolidge, the late Ohio Senator Robert Taft, and failed presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. Like Vance, Girdusky said, all of them “supported protecting American industry from foreign regimes, measured immigration levels, and a foreign policy that doesn’t seek to be the world’s policemen.”

How did Vance muscle past governors, more senior senators, and at least one ambassador? Simple, said Tucker Carlson, who sat next to Vance and the Trump family in the former president’s box on the first night of the convention. “He was the one VP contender who actually agreed with Trump on the big issues,” the former Fox News host told RCP. “That seemed significant.”

Outside the convention hall, delegates gushed, not about the policy views of the newly announced nominee, but about his biography.

Robert Lawson, a former Marine and current Missouri delegate in his 70s, said he was thrilled with Vance because “he has a very good background, has the education, served in the Armed Services, and I think he has a big heart for the United States.”

Jo Broughton, a 73-year-old delegate from Ohio, said it was wonderful to have a fellow Buckeye on the ballot. “He’s come such a long way from his humble beginnings,” she said, referring to “a rough life growing up” defined by an absent mother in the throes of addiction. “I think that gives him perspective as to what happens in America and how families have troubles,” she continued, “and I think he’s going to do everything he can to help people.”

Trump now hopes the Midwestern son can deliver the rustbelt from which he came. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio, a steel town unbolted by deindustrialization and smelted by globalization. It could easily serve as ground zero for American carnage, and three years before entering politics, he told RCP he did not think “most coastal Democrats care enough, or have enough empathy, for what’s going on in the heartland to turn it into a font of votes.”

Turning that region into a MAGA well-spring will be his immediate task as Vance works to return Trump to the White House. And then, perhaps Vance will carry the populist torch forward once Trump is gone.

Tyler Durden Wed, 07/17/2024 - 07:20
Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[Markets] Temperature-controlled warehouse REIT Lineage sets terms for biggest IPO of 2024 Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[] The Morning Report — 7/17/24 Good Morning Kids. The attempt on Trump's life over the weekend remains the top story and now there's a new wrinkle to add which Ace touched upon late yesterday. Evidently, intel sources are revealing that they were tipped off... Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[World] Wall Street Journal fires Hong Kong reporter who headed embattled press club The Hong Kong Journalists Association has been accused in recent weeks by state-run media outlets in Hong Kong and China of destabilizing the city. Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
[Gear] The Best Prime Day Gaming Deals You Don't Want to Miss (2024) Amazon’s Prime Day event is packed with deals for gamers on everything from OLED gaming monitors to gaming keyboards and controllers. Oh, and games too! Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
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[Politics] Election 2024 live updates: J.D. Vance to speak on Day 3 of the Republican convention Live updates from the 2024 election campaign trail, with the latest news on Biden, Trump and the Republican National Convention. Published:7/17/2024 7:04:35 AM
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[Politics] Utah’s Lee Bullish on a Vance-Led Senate

The senator told TAC that the future is bright for the upper chamber.

The post Utah’s Lee Bullish on a Vance-Led Senate appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:7/17/2024 4:58:37 AM
[In The News] President Joe Biden’s Schedule for Wednesday, July 17, 2024

by Rich Mitchell at CDN -

Schedule Summary: President Joe Biden will do an interview with Univision, speak at UnisdosUSA’s conference, attend a campaign fundraiser, and then head to his beach house in Delaware… on a Wednesday. President Joe Biden’s Itinerary for 7/17/24 ALL TIMES EDT 1:00 PM receive daily briefing – Las Vegas 3:15 PM Interview with Univision …

Click to read the rest HERE-> President Joe Biden’s Schedule for Wednesday, July 17, 2024 first posted at Conservative Daily News

Published:7/17/2024 4:58:37 AM
[Politics] Trump's past GOP rivals line up behind him at convention, say he'll make U.S. 'safe again'

Onetime foes of former President Trump join him in calling undocumented immigrants a threat to the country.

Published:7/17/2024 4:58:37 AM
[SCHG] SCHG: A Fund Facing Headwinds, Should Continue To Underperform Broader Nasdaq Index Published:7/17/2024 4:58:37 AM
[Security] ‘ALL OF THIS IS INTENTIONAL’: Trump Surrogate Blames Secret Service for Enabling Assassination Attempt

MILWAUKEE—A lawyer, media consultant, and surrogate for former President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign blamed the Secret Service for “intentional” decisions that she said enabled the... Read More

The post ‘ALL OF THIS IS INTENTIONAL’: Trump Surrogate Blames Secret Service for Enabling Assassination Attempt appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Published:7/17/2024 4:58:37 AM
[Politics] Biden, citing attack on Trump, renews call for assault weapons ban The Trump rally shooting was carried out with an AR-style rifle, similar to how assault weapons have “killed so many others, including children,” Biden said. Published:7/17/2024 4:58:37 AM
[Housing and Planning] Housing vs farmland: how to get the balance right?

One of the most bizarre responses I often get when I argue for more housebuilding is that Britain shouldn’t build … Continue reading "Housing vs farmland: how to get the balance right?"

The post Housing vs farmland: how to get the balance right? appeared first on Institute of Economic Affairs.

Published:7/17/2024 4:58:37 AM
[8e7779e3-07f7-538f-8138-63182563c014] GOP, Trump continue notching wins despite unprecedented Dem weaponization of government: state election chief Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray says former President Donald Trump continue defeating attacks lobbed at him from the Democratic Party. Published:7/17/2024 4:58:37 AM
[9bf5bab7-b68e-5f83-a9d7-ac2e2e33c178] Kate Middleton, Prince William find 'much needed distraction' amid 'harsh reality' of cancer battle: expert Prince William and Prince George attended the UEFA European Championship. Father and son were in Germany for the final between England and Spain. Published:7/17/2024 4:58:37 AM
[Science] Pancreatic Cancer Turns Off a Key Gene in Order to Grow New research finds out how one of the world’s most aggressive cancers is able to spread so quickly. Published:7/17/2024 4:58:36 AM
[Energy] Future Energy Scenarios 2024 This new analysis drives a coach and horses through the demented Miliband’s plan to fully decarbonise the grid completely by 2030. Published:7/17/2024 4:58:36 AM
[8b725507-204f-507b-9552-97cbf2f68575] Trump could effectively end the 2024 race this week. This is how it could happen Donald Trump can fundamentally alter his image and improve the stature of the U.S. throughout the world with a ringing endorsement of our values, our culture, and the urgency of unity. Published:7/17/2024 4:58:36 AM
[Republican National Convention] In Milwaukee, a G.O.P. Transformation From Dysfunctional to Unified On Tuesday, Republicans effectively took a victory lap in the middle of the presidential race, expressing a sense of invincibility at their convention. Published:7/17/2024 4:58:36 AM
[World] With King’s Speech, Britain’s new Labour government defines ‘change’ In a speech delivered by King Charles, Prime Minister Kier Starmer will lay out how Labour will “rebuild Britain” with new industrial policies and green energy. Published:7/17/2024 4:58:36 AM
[Markets] ‘I’ve been locked in a battle to recoup my money’: My debit card was cloned and charged $2,300, but my bank insists my actual card was used. What can I do? “At the time, I only had one family member in the state and they did not have access to the card.” Published:7/17/2024 4:58:36 AM
[Markets] U.K. inflation holds steady, keeping interest rate cut in play Published:7/17/2024 4:58:36 AM
[Markets] Rand Paul Urges Biden To "Tone Down" Political Rhetoric Rand Paul Urges Biden To "Tone Down" Political Rhetoric

Authored by Steve Watson via Modernity,news,

In the wake of the assassination attempt on Donald Trump, GOP Senator Rand Paul has called for Joe Biden to “tone down” his language.

“People say ‘oh, we need to have unity and the rhetoric needs to be toned down.’ Of course it does,” Paul said Monday, adding “But I think we could be more specific.”

“I think it would be helpful if President Biden would tone his rhetoric down, frankly,” Paul emphasised, specifically singling out “The fact that he’s saying all of the time that somehow President Trump is a threat to democracy.”

“The Soviet Union was a threat to democracy. Hitler was a threat to democracy. But comparing Trump to the Soviet Union, and to Hitler, isn’t helpful,” Paul urged.

“And it’s instigating people to think ‘oh my goodness, if President Trump wins, democracy will end.’ When you say such hyperbolic things, I think crazy people somehow can be incited by it. So, I hope President Biden will tone down his rhetoric,” the Senator reiterated.

Asked if both parties should tone it down, Paul responded “Well, really, the violence was directed toward President Trump, so I think it’s mostly incumbent on President Biden to tone down the rhetoric.”

“Are there people on the right who probably have over the top rhetoric? They need to tone it down too,” he added, clarifying “But I’m very much aware of the rhetoric coming from the left now, and from President Biden, because this turned out to be an anti-Trump assassination attempt.”

An example of Biden’s over the top rhetoric from just last week was flagged by, of all people, NBC’s Lester Holt during an interview aired Monday.

“You called President Trump ‘an existential threat’ and said it’s time to put him ‘in the bullseye,’ Holt told Biden.

“I didn’t say ‘crosshairs,’” Biden oddly responded, forcing Holt to repeat the phrase ‘bullseye’.

Biden attempted to pass it off as meaning ‘in focus’.

“Have you taken a step back and done a little soul-searching on things that you may have said that could incite people who are not balanced?” Holt further asked Biden.

“I have not engaged in that rhetoric,” Biden falsely claimed.

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Tyler Durden Wed, 07/17/2024 - 05:45
Published:7/17/2024 4:58:36 AM
[] Daily Tech News 17 July 2024 Top Story Microsoft's former DEI leader has blasted the company in an internal email after the entire team was laid off, sort of. (IGN) Yes, a Microsoft DEI team leader did indeed blast the company in an internal email after... Published:7/17/2024 4:58:36 AM
[World] Stop asking for time off, these bosses say. Just take it. These bosses went viral for posting about time off. MarketWatch asked them why it’s still such a touchy topic. Published:7/17/2024 4:58:36 AM
[Politics] An America-First Energy Agenda Can Transform Environmental Policy

Unleashing domestic energy production is the real “green” victory.

The post An America-First Energy Agenda Can Transform Environmental Policy appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:7/16/2024 10:57:06 PM
[a9231616-eda3-5586-aee5-94ad2e65acfd] Haley takes stage to mixture of cheers and boos at RNC Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a former rival of former President Trump, took to the stage at the Republican National Convention to a mixture of cheers and boos Published:7/16/2024 10:48:42 PM
[] DeSantis Torches the Left in RNC Speech Published:7/16/2024 10:48:42 PM
[Elections] Tom Cotton Slams Biden for 'Chaos' at Border, 'Third World Invasion'

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) in his Republican National Convention remarks blasted President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, describing them as "chaos."

The post Tom Cotton Slams Biden for 'Chaos' at Border, 'Third World Invasion' appeared first on .

Published:7/16/2024 10:48:42 PM
[Markets] Antioxidant Supplement Shows Promise For OCD Treatment Antioxidant Supplement Shows Promise For OCD Treatment

Authored by Susan C. Olmstead via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

The antioxidant n-acetylcysteine (NAC) is emerging as a promising treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, offering new hope for the approximately 50 percent of adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who do not respond to customary treatments.

(Pormezz/Shutterstock)

Researchers have been accumulating evidence over the last few years that NAC, a derivative of the amino acid cysteine, available as an over-the-counter supplement, could help people with OCD. It’s also showing promise in the treatment of patients with the hair-pulling disorder trichotillomania and is being investigated as a treatment for compulsive gamblers and drinkers.

However, research into NAC has been slow, in part because the drug, now available without a prescription, has limited commercial potential, according to Dr. Massimo Caroll,  a pharmacologist and clinical toxicologist in the Department of Diagnostics and Public Health at the University of Verona in Italy.

Currently, first-line treatments for OCD are usually selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). However, “approximately 40 percent to 60 percent of OCD patients do not achieve adequate symptom relief from first-line treatments or experience adverse events/reactions that preclude continuation of the therapy,” Dr. Carollo told The Epoch Times.

“This high rate of treatment resistance underscores the complexity of OCD and the need for alternative therapeutic approaches,” he said. This complexity, he wrote in a letter in the February issue of the journal CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, “likely emerges from a multifaceted interplay of factors, encompassing neurochemical imbalances, genetic predispositions, environmental triggers, and psychological influences.”

Dr. Carollo and colleagues published the letter to raise awareness of the use of NAC to treat OCD.

In it, they wrote that to the best of their knowledge, despite NAC’s potential effectiveness, “only five randomized controlled trials have tested the potential efficacy of NAC as an adjunctive treatment in OCD.” Four of these studies reported significant symptom improvement as measured by Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) scores at dosages of 2,000 milligrams (mg) to 3,000?mg per day, they wrote.

NAC has been proven to be safe even at these high dosages, they claim. But because the NAC products now available on the market typically contain 200 mg to 600?mg, the practicality of achieving a therapeutic dose is limited.

OCD and Serotonin

NAC’s potential effectiveness in treating OCD suggests that the disorder’s cause may arise in the body’s glutamatergic system, according to Dr. Carollo.

OCD may be due to problems with the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, not the inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin, some researchers believe, and so it may be better treated with NAC than with SSRIs. But investigation into the role of glutamate in OCD has been limited, Dr. Carollo said.

“The majority of OCD treatments have traditionally focused on modulating serotonin levels, as evidenced by the widespread use of SSRIs [to treat OCD],” Dr. Carollo told The Epoch Times. “This emphasis on SSRIs is not unique to OCD, but extends to other psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety, where serotonergic dysfunction is also a key target.”

Abnormal levels of glutamate have been observed in specific brain regions of people with OCD, such as the anterior cingulate cortex, crucial for attention allocation and emotion regulation, Dr. Carollo said.

These findings, along with documented altered functioning of glutamate receptors and transporters, suggest that glutamatergic dysfunction plays a significant role in OCD, he explained, although it likely does not explain the entirety of the disorder. “More research is needed to explore glutamate-targeted treatments,” he said.

More Evidence, Funding Needed

Dr. Carollo cited three reasons for the lack of large-scale trials on the use of NAC for OCD:

  1. Limited financial incentives for conducting expensive large-scale trials. “Pharmaceutical companies typically fund large trials for new drugs with strong commercial potential, a scenario less applicable to NAC,” he said.
  2. The need for more conclusive evidence regarding NAC’s optimal dosages, long-term efficacy, and safety in the treatment of OCD. “This necessitates phase II and III studies, which require considerable time and resources,” he said.
  3. The historical focus on serotonergic mechanisms behind OCD, which may have diverted attention and resources away from exploring alternative pathways.

Does NAC Help Children With OCD?

NAC may be less helpful for children with OCD, according to a review article published in the June issue of the journal Pediatric Drugs.

In children, the practice guidelines recommend CBT monotherapy for youth with mild to moderate OCD, and combined treatment for those with more severe presentations, according to coauthor Eric Storch, a professor, vice chair, and head of psychology in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

“NAC should not be a first-line treatment, given the very limited supporting data for youth with OCD (as well as adults with OCD),” Mr. Storch, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology, told The Epoch Times.

“I certainly hope that there is more research, but at the same time what has been reported has not been supportive of NAC for pediatric OCD treatment,” he said. “Understanding underlying mechanisms better would be a helpful avenue. Researching dissemination of effective treatments would also be helpful.”

About 10 percent of children are refractory to treatment, he said, and a recent study (published in May in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) showed that 90 percent of youth with OCD were either in remission or much improved three years later.

Tyler Durden Tue, 07/16/2024 - 23:30
Published:7/16/2024 10:48:42 PM
[2024 Election] ***Livewire*** Night Two of the Republican National Convention


The second night of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, centers on the theme of securing America with an obvious emphasis on securing the border –an issue that has been a centerpiece of former President Donald Trump’s agenda ever since he descended the golden escalator in 2015.

The post ***Livewire*** Night Two of the Republican National Convention appeared first on Breitbart.

Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[12b9cef5-773d-5c59-a3b4-49e05f8d06e4] Joe Manganiello denies Sofia Vergara’s claim marriage ended because he wanted a baby: 'Simply not true' Joe Manganiello denied this week that he and Sofia Vergara divorced last year because they were on different pages about having a baby. Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[World] White House touts drop in border crossings to counter GOP crime focus Illegal crossings along U.S.-Mexico border have declined more than 50 percent in the weeks since President Biden used emergency measures to curb asylum access. Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[Markets] Nearly 50 million people play pickleball. Will they also try this videogame? Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[Environment] Angry Birds!  Really…. ”One is a distinctive shorebird, slightly smaller than an average sea gull, with a bright orange bill that pries open clams, oysters and other shellfish. The other is a remote-controlled gadget with rotating blades. In the skies above Rockaway Beach in Queens, bird and drone are not, it seems, coexisting in harmony. Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[World] Gavin Newsom's Anti-Parent Transgender Lunacy Chases SpaceX HQ to Texas Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[] Convention Video: Ramaswamy Champions American Exceptionalism Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[Markets] Increased Tax Rate Makes California Gas Highest in US Increased Tax Rate Makes California Gas Highest in US

Authored by Jill McLaughlin via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Drivers in California are paying the highest prices in the nation for gas this summer by nearly 6 cents after a higher gas tax went into effect earlier this month.

A gas station in Huntington Beach, Calif., on May 31, 2024. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

The extra 2 cents per gallon added July 1 was announced earlier this year by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. The department is required to adjust the gas and diesel fuel tax rates on July 1 each year, based on inflation.

For diesel, the state’s tax rose from 44.1 cents a gallon to 45.4 cents.

In all, the state charges about 60 cents a gallon now, which bumps up the already high cost state consumers pay at the pump during summer months, when gas stations are required to sell a special eco-friendly summer blend.

The additional bump puts California at the top of the list for the highest gas price in the United States with an average price of $4.75 a gallon July 15. The national average was $1.25 less at $3.52 a gallon, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

The state with the second most-expensive price for gas was Hawaii at $4.69 Monday, followed by Washington state at $4.27 and Oregon and Nevada both at $4 a gallon, AAA reported.

California and Hawaii are often the top two states for gas prices, according to AAA affiliate Auto Club of Southern California Spokeswoman Anlleyn Venegas.

It’s usually between us and Hawaii,” Ms. Venegas told The Epoch Times. “We have higher taxes and just a general higher cost of living in California.”

The Golden State also has the most drivers and must import fuel from out of state or overseas, she added.

California’s fuel prices are historically elevated during the summer, when the state requires a special blend that adds about 20 cents to 25 cents per gallon.

The state also adds a federal excise tax, 27 cents a gallon for the state’s cap-and-trade program, a low-carbon fuel tax of 11 cents per gallon, about 2 cents for underground gas storage fees, and another 3.7 percent in state and local taxes.

Despite the higher tax, California’s gas prices were 16 cents lower a gallon Monday compared to the same day last year and 4 cents down from a week ago, AAA reported.

Although the official numbers are not yet in, the drop in gas prices over last year was good news for drivers, Ms. Venegas said.

“It’s already good news that we’re paying less than a year ago,” she said. “It’s a good thing.”

Tyler Durden Tue, 07/16/2024 - 21:25
Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[Israel] Stefanik Contrasts ‘Vile Anti-Semitism’ on College Campuses Under Biden With Trump’s Strong Support for ‘Israel and the Jewish People’

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) took the stage at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday evening to contrast the "vile anti-Semitism" seen on college campuses under President Joe Biden with former president Donald Trump’s strong support for "Israel and the Jewish people."

The post Stefanik Contrasts ‘Vile Anti-Semitism’ on College Campuses Under Biden With Trump’s Strong Support for ‘Israel and the Jewish People’ appeared first on .

Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[Entertainment] Patrick Mahomes Reveals If He Wants More Kids With Brittany Mahomes Patrick Mahomes Patrick Mahomes will soon be done tackling life with a newborn. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and wife Brittany Mahomes—who share daughter Sterling, 3, and son Patrick "Bronze," 19...
Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[7bad805b-63ed-5e92-ada9-9c13f30396e4] Tim Scott fires back after Milwaukee mayor says he doesn't 'buy' the idea that Trump surging with Black voters South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott fired back at the mayor of Milwaukee who said that he is not "buying" the argument that Republicans are making inroads with the Black community. Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[Uncategorized] Nikki Haley Endorses Donald Trump

“Let us join together as a party. Let us come together as a people, as one country strong and proud. Let us show our children and the world that even on our worst day, we are blessed to live in America."

The post Nikki Haley Endorses Donald Trump first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[Politics] Vivek Ramaswamy Has Pointed Message for Black Americans, Youths

MILWAUKEE—Former GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy spoke directly to groups of Americans often considered liberal and Democratic: blacks, immigrants, millennials, and Gen Z. Speaking to... Read More

The post Vivek Ramaswamy Has Pointed Message for Black Americans, Youths appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[Entertainment] What to know about Savannah Chrisley, the reality star who spoke at the RNC Savannah Chrisley, a reality TV star, spoke at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night when the theme was “Make America Safe Again.” Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[Politics] DeSantis: ‘Joe Biden Has Failed This Nation’

State of the Union: The Florida governor threw his weight behind the former President.

The post DeSantis: ‘Joe Biden Has Failed This Nation’ appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:7/16/2024 10:01:43 PM
[] A Grieving Mother Brought the RNC to Tears with Story of Losing Her Son Due to Biden's Open Border Published:7/16/2024 10:01:42 PM
[] Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (7/16/24) ***** The Quotes of The Day Quote I “This show began, and continues 17 years later, on being the place where you can go to have the hard conversations in a civil way,” Mika Brzezinski Quote II “This is... Published:7/16/2024 10:01:42 PM
[Alarmism] Former Obama Interior Secretary: “really afraid for the future of our planet” if President Trump Wins "... One of the biggest hurdles to getting to net zero is that consumers still aren’t paying for putting carbon in the atmosphere ..." Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Politics] Column: I know what a true hillbilly is, and it's not J.D. Vance

Vance cast his fellow Appalachians as stuck and embittered with a country that moved on without them. My Mexican hillbilly family never had time to whine and mope.

Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Trump, Lara (1982- )] Daughter-in-Law and Party Chief: Lara Trump’s Dual Roles Since taking the helm at the R.N.C. in March, Donald J. Trump’s daughter-in-law has put a smiling spin on some of the darkest aspects of his campaign for the White House. Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Art Collectors] Art Collector Spotlight: StudioTwentySeven Directors Nacho Polo and Robert Onuska The gallerists have cultivated a lifestyle centered on contemporary art and design. Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[World] States lead the way in protecting children from sexually explicit content In today's digital world, harmful and dangerous content is just a click or swipe away. And it's free. Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Media] WATCH: 'Phony Moral Relativism': Joe Scarborough Blasts Colleague Lester Holt's Biden Interview

Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, on Tuesday blasted NBC colleague Lester Holt for questioning President Joe Biden's heated remarks against former president Donald Trump.

The post WATCH: 'Phony Moral Relativism': Joe Scarborough Blasts Colleague Lester Holt's Biden Interview appeared first on .

Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Markets] Dow soars more than 700 points to close at another record high Strong earnings reports and expectations the Federal Reserve will cut rates are driving the rally. Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Law and Order] Exclusive--GOP Rep. Cloud: Homeland Security Agency Is Interfering in House's Assassination Investigation


Impeached migration czar Alejandro Mayorkas is interfering with the House's investigation into the attempted murder of President Donald Trump, Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas), told Breitbart News. 

The post Exclusive–GOP Rep. Cloud: Homeland Security Agency Is Interfering in House’s Assassination Investigation appeared first on Breitbart.

Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[9c4e84c0-3116-5d21-b767-05838cafc915] How Democratic concern about Biden went quiet for a few days While there were 19 Democrats who demanded that Mr. Biden step aside as of Saturday afternoon, talks were put on pause due to the assassination attempt against Trump. Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Entertainment] Joe Manganiello Says Sofía Vergara's Reason for Divorce Is Not True Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara Joe Manganiello is sharing his side of the story when it comes to his divorce from Sofía Vergara. While the Modern Family actress claimed the couple split in 2023 after seven years of...
Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[2d1c8ba3-c2f9-5163-9ba3-1d560b299035] Convicted 'Rust' armorer asks for new trial after Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter case dismissed "Rust" armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed filed a motion for a new trial following Alec Baldwin's dismissal of involuntary manslaughter charge due to prosecutorial error. Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Markets] Quinn: "They" Will Do Anything To Win Quinn: "They" Will Do Anything To Win

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”  – William J. Casey, CIA Director (1981)

The always mysterious question when trying to figure out what is happening in this insane world and why it is happening is who are “they”? In the current chaotic atmosphere, “they” are in the process of throwing their senile child sniffing pedophile Trojan horse president overboard because his dementia ridden brain has been laid bare for all the world to see. It isn’t just the Democratic Party throwing him to the wolves.

When you witness the party, supposedly loyal politicians, the regime media, surveillance state spooks, Hollywood celebrities, and globalist billionaires all simultaneously turn on the person they installed in 2020 through a rigged election, you realize the voting public have no say in how this country is run. Whether you refer to “they” as the Deep State, invisible government, ruling elite, globalist oligarchs, or shadowy men in smoke filled backrooms, we are just bit players in this surreal horror movie.

It is no longer a conspiracy theory that we are ruled by unelected men using their wealth to pull the levers of society to benefit themselves and the apparatchiks who do their dirty work. At some level, this type of control has existed since the inception of our country. Andrew Jackson’s tirade in the 1830s revealed there were deceitful men operating in the shadows, with their greedy agendas prevailing over what was best for the people.

 “Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!”

The capture of our government, media and financial system accelerated during the last century as described by Edward Bernays in his 1928 book – Propaganda. Of course, he wrote this fifteen years after the capture of our financial system, with the Creature from Jekyll Island – the Federal Reserve being created by a cabal of bankers and politicians intent on lining their pockets.

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons… who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”– Edward Bernays – Propaganda (1928) pp. 9–10

The traitorous president who signed the bill creating the Federal Reserve, in the same year he signed into existence the loathsome income tax, and later promised to keep the U.S. out of World War I, before taking us into that war, supposedly regretted handing over control of the government to a small cabal of dishonorable men. Politicians and Wall Street bankers have been using the debasement of our currency to enrich themselves at our expense, ever since.

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world — no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” – Woodrow Wilson – 1919

For decades the Deep State was able to remain hidden, working in the shadows behind the scenes, with the general population oblivious to their existence. But their existence was outed when they assassinated John F. Kennedy in front of the entire world and took out their CIA patsy on national TV. The CIA, along with their media mouthpieces, created the term “conspiracy theorist” as a derogatory term to keep the public sedated and onboard with whatever narrative they were selling.

The Church Committee in the mid-1970s further revealed the depth and breadth of the traitorous activities of the CIA and the surveillance state bureaucracy. Mike Lofgren defined the Deep State in his 2016 book, describing how the consent of the governed has been nothing more than a fantasy for many decades in this country.

“I have come to call this shadow government the Deep State…a hybrid association of key elements of government and parts of top-level finance and industry that is effectively able to govern the United States with only limited reference to the consent of the governed as normally expressed through elections” Mike Lofgren, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government

Still, anyone questioning the officially approved narrative, as propagated by the bought off politicians; captured propaganda spewing regime media; paid-off “experts” in academia, finance, the military and the sciences; globalist organizations; and billionaires with fake foundations, was ridiculed and censored as nutjob conspiracy theorists.

But, since Trump’s unlikely rise to power in 2016 and the subsequent traitorous acts by the Deep State and their lackeys in the government, media, and surveillance state bureaus, in attempting to destroy Trump through the fake Russiagate investigations, two impeachments based on nothing, creating a fake pandemic to rig the 2020 election, instigating a fake insurrection to keep him from running again, using the power of the DOJ to bring multiple fake charges against him, raiding his residence with orders to shoot if necessary, allowing millions of illegals to enter the country and encouraging them to vote illegally to throw the 2024 election, vilifying him as a threat worse than Hitler, and now being exposed using a patsy to try and assassinate him while his Secret Service detail pretended to protect him.

There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind a Deep State/Invisible government is running the show, and we are all nothing more than spectators who are brainwashed into doing what we are told by those who “have our best interests at heart”. After they failed by one inch in blowing Trump’s head off (ala JFK), the narrative being spun is that we all must unite and tone down the vitriol. It is too late, and they know it. This is all for show.

We are now at war with the Deep State, and anyone associated with their criminal deeds. Their need to retain power grows more desperate by the day. They have concluded they must win the upcoming election at all costs, or their unlawful acts over the last eight years will be revealed and retribution doled out to the perpetrators. Their failure in assassinating Trump, does not mean they will not try again.

Their biggest hurdle is their ballot rigging operation only works in the swing states when the vote is reasonably close. The presidential debate and subsequent embarrassing press conferences have revealed Biden to be dementia ridden husk, who can’t even read a teleprompter at this point. Only the most brain-dead liberal kooks will vote for this walking dead candidate.

After Trump’s triumphant post assassination attempt photo-op, with fist raised in victory, his odds of winning the election went through the roof. The potential replacement candidates for Biden are a motley crew of idiocy, failure and low IQ diversity options. When the Deep State was blindsided in 2016 with the Trump victory, they proceeded to derail his presidency by convincing him to hire their Deep State operatives into key roles, while keeping the Congress, DOJ, DOD, FBI, and CIA at war with everything Trump tried to accomplish. If he wins this time, he won’t make the same miscalculations again. And they know it.

We have less than four months until the election. These being the waning years of this Fourth Turning, whatever happens from here on out will only be intensified. There will be no unity. There will be no compromiseFourth Turnings do not wind down. They accelerate towards a bloody crescendo, with clear winners and losers. The potential for civil and global war rises on a daily basis.

Most of the ignorant, I-gadget distracted, narrative believing masses, have no clue how close the world is to erupting in violent no-holds barred death and destruction. Virtually no one is alive who remembers the horrors of WWII. That is why Fourth Turnings re-occur every eighty years or so. We forget the past and are condemned to relive it. There are several scenarios that could play out.

The Deep State may have provided Trump with a stark reminder about who really runs the show. Will he heed their warning? If so, they may let him win and then continue their control behind the scenes, letting him know they can take him out at a time of their choosing. Trump’s cooperation in this scenario is possible, but after the last eight years of unbridled attacks on him, this may be unlikely.

They could try another assassination attempt, but the world is now aware of their hatred for Trump, and would likely react negatively towards all parties involved in the murder of the past and future president of the U.S. The question is how desperate are these godless authoritarians? How many innocent people are they willing to sacrifice at the altar of mammon and power, to continue their stranglehold on the political, financial, social, and economic structures of the U.S. and western world.

Knowing they will do anything to win and remain in control of the levers of our society, what may seem unthinkable to you and me, wouldn’t make these sociopaths pause for a second. They’ve already killed tens of millions with their fake pandemic and their toxic antidote gene therapy. All done to rig an election, enrich themselves, and cull the herd. We already know the neo-con branch of the Deep State has been saber rattling towards both Russia and China.

We also know false flags are one of their favorite tools to initiate conflict and fill their coffers with blood money. Our blood and their money. We’ve already seen a possible scenario with their puppet Zelensky in the Ukraine. If you can create a national emergency through either a civil or foreign war, you can cancel the election until the emergency is over.

A successful assassination of Trump this past weekend would have initiated some form of chaos in the streets, with the political powder keg poised to be lit by one side or the other. The Deep State is certainly capable of creating a false flag that kills hundreds or thousands of innocents, blaming white nationalist Trumpers for the tragedy. Another George Floyd incident could be cooked up, with Soros unleashing his Antifa and BLM terrorist hordes on cities across the land.

The normal citizens supporting Trump will only be pushed so far, and if they begin to fight back, all hell could break loose. This is what the Deep State wants. Chaos and violence in the streets would be their excuse to “delay” the elections. That would even cause more violence and upheaval. The Deep State thrives on violence, chaos, war, and a fearful populace, begging to be saved.

The Deep State is conducting the war against Russia. The Ukrainian soldiers are being chewed up by the Russian army, but the high-tech aspects of the war are being carried out by Americans, who are the only ones capable of operating the drones and advanced missiles being used against Russia. They know Putin’s red lines. If they choose to start World War III, they will initiate an attack guaranteed to force Putin into a drastic response, attempting to ignite a conflagration across Europe, into the Middle East.

With the US/EU sanction war having pushed Russia, China and the rest of the BRIC countries closer together, China and possibly India would side with Russia in a global conflict. The use of nuclear arms becomes more and more likely as the warring countries become more desperate and pushed into a corner.

The Deep State has no qualms about killing millions to attain their goals and retain their wealth, power and control over the masses. I do believe the next four months will mark a turning point in the history of the world. I fear there will be much bloodshed, but will continue to try and decipher the path of this Fourth Turning and guide my family and anyone choosing to listen towards the light and away from the darkness. I do believe Strauss & Howe’s possible outcomes for this Fourth Turning are an accurate portrayal of what awaits us within the next decade. 

  1.  This Fourth Turning could mark the end of man. It could be an omnicidal Armageddon, destroying everything, leaving nothing. If mankind ever extinguishes itself, this will probably happen when its dominant civilization triggers a Fourth Turning that ends horribly. For this Fourth Turning to put an end to all this would require an extremely unlikely blend of social disaster, human malevolence, technological perfection and bad luck.

  2. The Fourth Turning could mark the end of modernity. The Western saecular rythm – which began in the mid-fifteenth century with the Renaissance – could come to an abrupt terminus. The seventh modern saeculum would be the last. This too could come from total war, terrible but not final. There could be a complete collapse of science, culture, politics, and society. Such a dire result would probably happen only when a dominant nation (like today’s America) lets a Fourth Turning ekpyrosis engulf the planet. But this outcome is well within the reach of foreseeable technology and malevolence.

  3. The Fourth Turning could spare modernity but mark the end of our nation. It could close the book on the political constitution, popular culture, and moral standing that the word America has come to signify. The nation has endured for three saecula; Rome lasted twelve, the Soviet Union only one. Fourth Turnings are critical thresholds for national survival. Each of the last three American Crises produced moments of extreme danger: In the Revolution, the very birth of the republic hung by a thread in more than one battle. In the Civil War, the union barely survived a four-year slaughter that in its own time was regarded as the most lethal war in history. In World War II, the nation destroyed an enemy of democracy that for a time was winning; had the enemy won, America might have itself been destroyed. In all likelihood, the next Crisis will present the nation with a threat and a consequence on a similar scale.

  4. Or the Fourth Turning could simply mark the end of the Millennial Saeculum. Mankind, modernity, and America would all persevere. Afterward, there would be a new mood, a new High, and a new saeculum. America would be reborn. But, reborn, it would not be the same.

The odds are stacked against us, but if we give up the fight, we will surely lose. Our choices and actions in the coming days will surely matter. We must fight, fight, fight!! Godspeed and good luck.

Tyler Durden Tue, 07/16/2024 - 19:00
Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Uncategorized] Measles Cases Reported at New York City Illegal Alien Shelter

One of the many benefits of being a "Sanctuary City."

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Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Science] Lab-Grown Meat for Pets Was Just Approved in the UK UK regulators have issued the first approval for a company to use chicken cells grown in the lab as an ingredient in pet food. Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Markets] Bloom Energy stock rises on partnership to supply power to AI data center Shares of Bloom Energy rose in post-market trading on Tuesday after the company partnered with a cloud infrastructure platform to generate power at an artificial intelligence-enabled data center. Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[Politics] ‘Do You Just Not Say Anything?’: Biden Blames Trump for ‘Rhetoric’ After Admitting ‘Bullseye’ Comment Was a ‘Mistake’

DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION—President Joe Biden pointed to former President Donald Trump’s “rhetoric” after a recent assassination attempt while admitting that his “bullseye” comment was... Read More

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Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
[World] Trump will push for hasty peace in Ukraine if elected, Hungary’s Orban says The Hungarian leader proposed that the E.U. consider changing its policy on the war in Ukraine in a letter to European Council leadership that echoed Trump’s foreign policy preferences. Published:7/16/2024 6:51:44 PM
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[Menendez, Robert] Menendez Convicted of Corruption in Broad International Conspiracy Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, was found guilty of bribery, conspiracy, extortion, obstruction of justice and acting as a foreign agent. Published:7/16/2024 3:57:51 PM
[Entertainment] Why was Amber Rose speaking at the RNC convention? Her speech left many wondering how the SlutWalk organizer and adult video star ended up supporting a man who has been found liable for sexual abuse. Published:7/16/2024 3:57:51 PM
[World] Five Below’s stock tumbles on CEO departure and downbeat forecast Shares of Five Below Inc. slid after hours Tuesday, after the teen-centered discount retailer said its chief executive had stepped down and that it forecasts further downbeat sales for the second quarter as shoppers continue to deal with the impacts of inflation. Published:7/16/2024 3:57:51 PM
[2d85b59b-6618-57af-91d8-91ef1a72fdda] Biden claims he is on form and doesn't need notes or teleprompters: 'I'm on the horse' President Biden has combatted critics in the press and his own party as he fights to prove that he is mentally and physically fit so that he can pursue re-election. Published:7/16/2024 3:48:29 PM
[Markets] This is what a Trump White House could mean for tech M&A, Tesla and tariffs Published:7/16/2024 3:48:29 PM
[] Disney Degeneracy Revealed as Someone Leaks the Company's Internal Slack Chats to James O'Keefe More from the Groomer Corporation. James O'Keefe and his "O'Keefe Media Group" (OMG) got their hands on internal Slack communications. "Slack" is an application used by businesses to communicate internally between employees and managers, helping to organize and direct work... Published:7/16/2024 3:48:29 PM
[World] California Republicans, long in the minority at home, get a Trump boost at RNC

Eric Trump and other Republican figures met with the California delegation on Day 2 of the convention, offering the group reasons for optimism.

Published:7/16/2024 3:38:00 PM
[] Writer Wonders If Trump’s Bandage Is Covering Up Evidence He Wasn’t Shot Published:7/16/2024 3:38:00 PM
[Aviation] China’s Aircraft Carrier Shandong Launches 240 Sorties in Philippine Sea China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Shandong Carrier Strike Group conducted 240 fighter aircraft launches and recoveries and 140 helicopter take-offs and landings over the course of a week operating in the Philippine Sea, according to a Tuesday news release from Japan’s Joint Staff Office (JSO). The CSG is still deployed in the area. On Tuesday, the JSO issued a release covering the daily location and composition of the Shandong CSG from July 9 to Monday. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Akebono (DD-108) and JS Kirishima (DDG-174), and destroyer escort JS Jintsu (DE-230) shadowed the PLAN CSG, according to the Published:7/16/2024 3:38:00 PM
[World] Amid calls for GOP unity, Nikki Haley to take stage at RNC convention The late addition of Haley to the schedule and the focus on party unity comes as Republicans are trying to rally around Trump. Published:7/16/2024 3:38:00 PM
[Uncategorized] Report: Trump had More Secret Service Protection on Saturday Due to Iranian Plot to Assassinate Him

And yet...someone tried to assassinate Trump.

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Published:7/16/2024 3:26:39 PM
[Democrats] Cori Bush Continues To Enrich Husband With Campaign Funds Ahead of Expected Blowout Loss

The husband of Rep. Cori Bush (D., Mo.) reaped a $15,000 payday from her campaign during the second quarter of 2024, according to a campaign finance filing Monday.

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Published:7/16/2024 3:26:39 PM
[] WATCH: You Are NOT Ready for the Japanese Anime of Trump's Attempted Assassination (LOL) Published:7/16/2024 3:26:39 PM
[Markets] Global Instability And The Rise Of The "Great Resource Grab" Global Instability And The Rise Of The "Great Resource Grab"

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.us,

In the past three years China has accelerated export agreements and industrial operations in Africa, becoming the continent’s largest bilateral trade partner. Given Africa’s complete lack of development and GDP, the Asian rush to cement economic ties might seem strange. However, I would argue that China is adapting to events that haven’t quite happened yet.

I’m referring to a major global shift away from interdependent markets (i.e. traditional globalism) into a chaotic period of trade “protectionism”. I’m talking about the end of the current model of export-based nations supplying goods to the west in exchange for advantageous trade deficits and access to dollars. This will be the era of what I call the “Great Resource Grab.”

I believe China is positioning itself for this era, perhaps out of desperation due to the disastrous economic decline they are currently trying to hide from the rest of the world, or maybe the CCP has been given a warning from globalist interests (China’s government has been exceedingly supportive of the IMF’s one-world digital currency push, and it makes sense that globalists would give them vital information on future disasters in exchange).

Why Africa? Because of the lack of modern development, Africa is a vast land mass loaded with untapped natural resources. China is importing billions in raw materials including vital metals from Africa and they are trying to establish infrastructure to increase the extraction of these commodities. If you’re familiar with China’s rotting domestic conditions, then you understand what is happening here – China has hollowed out their own country and they must spread into other regions to survive.

To be sure, Africa is not the only place in which the Chinese are quietly setting up camp. There are diplomatic agreements with Russia that have given them access to farm land in the north, and the Chinese have even been buying up farmland in the US (nearly 400,000 acres according to official reports). In America, anyone that questions this trend is immediately accused of “conspiracy theory” and I would argue this tells us A LOT about what is really happening.

Yes, other nations besides China are buying up farmland in the US (over 43 million acres of farmland to be precise), and frankly, no one in the establishment media is talking about it. The Chinese purchases make the news because communist nations buying resource rich land in the US makes Americans nervous; but the overall problem is being ignored. Foreign land holdings in the US dwarf those recently purchased by Bill Gates, and no one is addressing the issue.

There is a change happening on a global scale; it’s a silent race to secure as many raw resources as possible.

Those who know are stacking land assets, mining assets, energy assets, fresh water sources and circling undeveloped nations like hungry piranha.

Some will claim that the Great Resource Grab is about climate change and governments positioning for impending weather calamity. This is incorrect. If that was the case then China would not be coveting Africa, a continent that would be devastated should global warming predictions ever come true (they won’t). Instead, I believe the change is about impending war, both economic and kinetic.

Global war will be the catalyst for massive trade protectionism and disruption of existing supply chains. Economic sanctions and trade embargoes will shrink exports between East and West down to nothing. And, sadly, western nations with their paper markets will be most injured by this. Our economies are mainly abstract, rooted in currencies with abstract values, equities with abstract values, and debt instruments with abstract values. All of this comes crashing down when nations start desiring physical resources over the false promises of market speculation.

In other words, what we have in the US in terms of raw commodities will be ALL we have for many years to come should the Great Resource Grab come to fruition. Buying from other countries may not be possible, simply because we will be in conflict with them, or because we won’t have anything they want. Meaning, America will have to return to production again on a level surpassing that of the 1960s and early 1970s.

To be sure, this era will be short, maybe lasting around a decade. Eventually, globalists will try to use the worldwide division and subsequent crisis as a vehicle for total centralization. They’ll say “this is why nation states are a bad idea.” They’ll argue that a one-world digital currency system and global economic governance is the only solution. During this debate the average person will face a much different consumer environment than they are used to – One of scarcity instead of plenty.

Globalists will make promises of plenty that they do not intend to keep as western populations struggle to return to domestic production.

By extension, investment in vital commodities used for production and wealth protection would be a good move. Look at what certain foreign entities, central banks and globalist companies are buying up right now and ask yourself “why?” Look at past world wars and what kinds of resources were in short supply; there is a way to protect yourself financially even in the midst of international calamity.  You just have to know some history and accept the fact that the world we live in today is not any safer than it was in the days of international conflict and government rationing.

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Tyler Durden Tue, 07/16/2024 - 16:20
Published:7/16/2024 3:26:39 PM
[World] Nearly 50 million people play pickleball. Will they also try this pickleball videogame? PPA Pickleball Tour 2025, a game that launches this week, aims to expand the audience for the sport. Published:7/16/2024 3:26:39 PM
[World] ‘Manly’ Teddy Roosevelt survived a gunshot. Trump backers seek to tap his image. Conservatives are comparing the assassination attempt against Trump to one involving Teddy Roosevelt in 1912 to tap into Roosevelt’s hypermasculine image, experts say. Published:7/16/2024 3:26:39 PM
[2024 Election] Cheatle: Police Snipers Were Not Put on Roof Where Trump Gunman Was Because It Was 'Sloped'

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Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle said local law enforcement was not on the roof that the gunman who shot Donald Trump climbed on because it was "sloped."

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Published:7/16/2024 3:17:02 PM
[Society] EXCLUSIVE: Insurance Company Hosts ‘Drag Queen Bingo’ for Employees

A billion-dollar insurance company in Texas threw a “Drag Queen Bingo” event for up to 300 employees during Pride Month, and it featured a drag... Read More

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Published:7/16/2024 3:17:02 PM
[] Can You Guess Which Top Democrat Is Behind the Democratic Party Coup Against Joe Biden? Published:7/16/2024 3:17:02 PM
[World] Police snipers were inside building as Trump rally shooter fired from roof above The Washington Post reported in a video analysis Monday that bystanders at the Trump rally in Butler, Pa., warned local police that they had seen a man clambering onto the roof of the building. Published:7/16/2024 3:17:02 PM
[World] Canadian cannabis company SNDL reducing workforce by more than 100 to cut costs The company is shedding staff as it moves ahead with plans for a U.S. cannabis entity. Published:7/16/2024 3:17:02 PM
[Gear] Best Prime Day Toy Deals on Board Games and Legos (2024) Play around with these Amazon Prime Day deals on some of our favorite toys and board games. Published:7/16/2024 3:04:56 PM
[] Secret Service Director Allegedly Didn't Want to Put Snipers on a Sloped Roof Published:7/16/2024 3:04:56 PM
[World] Schumer, Murphy lead calls for Menendez to resign after guilty verdict Murphy said that if Menendez refuses to step down, he will call on the Senate to vote to expel him. Published:7/16/2024 3:04:56 PM
[Markets] Dow logs its best day since June 2023, as small-caps surge Published:7/16/2024 3:04:56 PM
[Entertainment] Johnny Depp Is Dating Model Yulia Vlasova Johnny Depp Johnny Depp may have found his own happily ever after. The Edward Scissorhands star is dating Russian model Yulia Vlasova, according to multiple outlets. E! News has reached out to Johnny's rep...
Published:7/16/2024 2:56:02 PM
[] First Night Reflections and A Little Teddy Roosevelt GOP Convention History Published:7/16/2024 2:56:02 PM
[Astra] Google Chief Scientist Jeff Dean Discusses A.I.’s Energy Crisis and Climate Goal Google's goal to power its data centers with clean energy isn't "necessarily a linear thing," said chief scientist Jeff Dean. Published:7/16/2024 2:56:02 PM
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[ea46916b-0129-56e4-aef8-68fe96269d38] Secret Service increased Trump's protection after Iranian plot to assassinate him The Department of Homeland Security confirmed to Fox News Tuesdsay that they received intelligence from a human source on an Iranian plot to assassinate former President Trump. Published:7/16/2024 2:47:25 PM
[b91a30f5-36bc-547b-b4bc-ebcd46d83d03] HGTV star Christina Haack files for divorce from third husband Christina Haack and Joshua Hall both filed paperwork to end their relationship after nearly three years of marriage. The reality stars have no children together. Published:7/16/2024 2:47:25 PM
[Politics] U.S. begins dropping Jan. 6 obstruction charges for some Proud Boys, others The Supreme Court’s June ruling narrowing use of an obstruction charge for Jan. 6 defendants is leading to misdemeanor plea deals for some Capitol riot defendants. Published:7/16/2024 2:47:25 PM
[World] Column: Trump betrays call for unity by embracing J.D. Vance, Marjorie Taylor Greene

After Saturday's assassination attempt, the former president promised a change of tone. Instead, he's rewarded some of the most incendiary figures in his party with plum assignments.

Published:7/16/2024 2:32:21 PM
[Markets] Dow industrials on track for best day this year — live coverage Published:7/16/2024 2:32:21 PM
[Bribery and Kickbacks] What to Know About the Menendez Corruption Conspiracy Senator Robert Menendez was found guilty of a wide-ranging international conspiracy stretching from New Jersey to Egypt. Published:7/16/2024 2:23:29 PM
[332ee7ad-bca9-5a29-81e6-c5e45f6c226e] Biden campaign, DNC restart Republican convention counterprogramming after Trump assassination attempt President Biden's re-election team and the Democratic National Committee began resuming campaign activities on Tuesday after a temporary halt after the Trump assassination attempt. Published:7/16/2024 2:23:29 PM
[ca9c294e-01ad-573a-aece-a71c3532553e] The Secret Service in shambles reveals a White House where the buck stops nowhere The failure to protect President Trump from an assassination attempt is the latest and most egregious example of a no one in the Biden administration being accountable. Published:7/16/2024 2:23:29 PM
[Markets] Secret Service boosted Trump protection ahead of Pennsylvania rally: officials Published:7/16/2024 2:23:29 PM
[Markets] State of corruption: With conviction, Sen. Robert Menendez joins long list of scandal-scarred New Jersey politicians New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez’s conviction on corruption charges adds his name to a long list of disgraced politicians tarnished by scandals in the Garden State. Published:7/16/2024 2:23:29 PM
[Foreign Forces] Canada Announces Plan to Buy 12 Under Ice Submarines With the high-profile backdrop of the NATO summit in Washington, D.C., Canada announced it will acquire 12 conventionally-powered submarines for the Royal Canadian Navy.  The announcement does not come as a surprise, as the government formally established the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project office in 2022 with the remit to investigate options for a follow-on submarine capability to replace the existing Victoria-class diesel-electric submarines, of which Canada operates four. These boats are former Upholder-class submarines of the U.K. Royal Navy. Canada purchased them in 1998, with the first arriving in 2000. The Victoria-class boats have experienced significant support and sustainability issues Published:7/16/2024 2:23:29 PM
[] Secret Service Girlboss Kim Cheatle: We Didn't Have Anyone On the Obvious Sniper Position on the Roof Because the Roof Had a "Slope" and It Was Too Dangerous to Our Girlbosses to Send Them Up There! Kim Cheatle -- who Jill Biden fought to get installed as the Secret Service Girlboss -- told ABC "News" that she decided not to put anyone on the roof, because a Secret Service agent could have fallen and twisted an... Published:7/16/2024 2:23:29 PM
[Gear] Top 8 Prime Day Beauty Deals (2024): From Snail Mucin to Dyson Airwrap Treat yourself to WIRED-approved hair tools, skin care, sound machines, and more—all at a discount. Published:7/16/2024 2:14:39 PM
[Politics] Ron Johnson: President Trump ‘Catalyst’ for ‘Total Shift in Our Politics’ 

State of the Union: Speaking with Bradley Devlin of The American Conservative, the Wisconsin Senator discussed recent Republican strength in the Midwest.

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Published:7/16/2024 2:14:39 PM
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[Markets] Inflation won’t fall to 2% but stocks should get a lift from a growing economy Good news for the U.S. economy, plus this being a presidential election year, set the stage for higher equity prices. Published:7/16/2024 2:06:17 PM
[7898406e-eeb0-57b1-b6f9-a4c0460f7a85] 'Morning Joe' drama keeps getting more mind-boggling. Petulant hosts seem to dare bosses to act The MSNBC leadership appeared to signal that it did not believe a program quarterbacked by Scarborough and Brzezinski, or its long list of guests and contributors, could be trusted. Published:7/16/2024 2:06:17 PM
[Markets] Joe Scarborough Has On-Air Hissy Fit About Being Sidelined On Monday Joe Scarborough Has On-Air Hissy Fit About Being Sidelined On Monday

Authored by Matt Margolis via PJMedia.com,

On Monday, MSNBC pulled "Morning Joe” off the air. Sources told CNN that the network pulled the broadcast to "avoid a scenario in which one of the show’s stable of two dozen-plus guests might make an inappropriate comment on live television that could be used to assail the program and network as a whole.”

In other words, MSNBC didn’t trust the “Morning Joe” team to be adults.

An MSNBC spokesperson later denied what sources had told CNN.

“Given the gravity and complexity of this unfolding story, NBC News, NBC News NOW and MSNBC have remained in rolling breaking news coverage since Saturday evening,” the spokesperson said.

“As we continue to cover this story into the week, the networks will continue to cross simulcast, alternating between NBC News, NBC News NOW, and ‘MSNBC Reports’, so there is one news feed covering this developing situation.”

However, there was no simulcast. The only show MSNBC pulled was “Morning Joe.” That was no mistake. Of course, that was likely a smart decision, though it leaves me wondering why the network didn’t just get rid of all of its on-air talent for the day and just broadcast reruns of "Saved by the Bell." It probably would have given MSNBC a boost in viewership.

To further show just how significant the decision to pull “Morning Joe” was, even ABC’s “The View” aired as scheduled.

As my PJ Media colleague Stephen Green noted, “Morning Joe” is "reportedly Presidentish Joe Biden's favorite morning show, but he'll have to wait until at least Tuesday to get his daily fix."

Tuesday's return of “Morning Joe” didn’t disappoint. In fact, Scarborough had a small hissy fit about the network's decision to take his show off the air.

"We were told, in no uncertain terms, on Sunday evening, that there was going to be one news feed across all NBC News channels yesterday," Scarborough said Tuesday.

"That was going to be one news feed across all NBC News channels. That we were going to stay as a network in breaking news mode throughout all day yesterday. That did not happen."

"We don’t know why that didn’t happen,” he added.

"Our team was not given a good answer as to why that didn’t happen, but it didn’t happen."

"We were very surprised," Scarborough continued.

"We were very disappointed. And if we had known that there wasn’t going to be the one news feed from NBC News across all NBC News channels, Willie [Geist], we obviously would have been in yesterday morning."

Scarborough then threatened to quit if the network ever pulled him off the air again.

When his wife and co-host Mika Brzezinski attempted to change the topic, Scarborough cut her off and said, “Let me just say, next time we’re told there’s going to be a news feed replacing us, we will be in our chairs,” Scarborough warned. “The news feed will be us, or they can get somebody else to host the show.”

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Published:7/16/2024 2:06:17 PM
[Louis K. Meisel Gallery] Midsummer Magic at Parrish Art Museum: Dinner, Dancing and the Sagaponack Sculpture Field Donation More than 650 art enthusiasts from all walks of life descended upon the landmark East End institution to see and be seen this past weekend. Published:7/16/2024 2:06:17 PM
[World] Who's really responsible for the Trump assassination attempt? Certainly, the shooter, whom the Secret Service killed, bears the sole responsibility for pulling the trigger in a sinister ploy to snuff out innocent lives. Nevertheless, the event forces us to ask some difficult, introspective questions about the rancor dominating our electoral discourse. Published:7/16/2024 1:57:41 PM
[World] Republicans are mentioning 'Ka-MAL-a' a lot. But Trump shooting lowers pressure on Biden to drop out

The assassination attempt on Trump, as well as his pick of a running mate, have taken attention away from Biden's decline and lowered pressure on him to step aside.

Published:7/16/2024 1:57:41 PM
[Affordable Housing] [Ilya Somin] Biden's Badly Flawed New Housing Plan It combines nationwide rent control with modest supply-side measures potentially freeing up "underutilized" federal property for housing construction. Published:7/16/2024 1:57:41 PM
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[Markets] Dow industrials run intraday gain to 700 points — live coverage Published:7/16/2024 1:57:41 PM
[Entertainment] Dance Moms' Christi Lukasiak Arrested for DUI Chloe Lukasiak, Christi Lukasiak Christi Lukasiak is amid some legal troubles.  The Dance Moms star was arrested for driving under the influence after being involved in a violent car crash last month, according to documents...
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[National Security] American Muslims for Palestine Ordered To Turn Over Potentially Damaging Donor Documents in Virginia Terror Financing Probe

RICHMOND, Va.— A Virginia judge on Tuesday ordered American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a prominent anti-Israel advocacy group, to disclose its funding channels as part of an investigation by Republican attorney general Jason Miyares into allegations of terrorism financing.

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Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[62768266-088f-5e53-b210-5e52b34cd274] Fox News is live from Milwaukee, Mitch McConnell's last mission, and more from Fox News Opinion Read the latest from Fox News Opinion & watch videos from Sean Hannity, Raymond Arroyo & more. Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[Congress] Sen. Bob Menendez Convicted in Federal Bribery Trial

DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION—Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, was convicted Tuesday of federal corruption and bribery charges, Fox News reported. Menendez, who was indicted... Read More

The post Sen. Bob Menendez Convicted in Federal Bribery Trial appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[Uncategorized] Morning Joe Threaten “They Can Get Somebody Else” MSNBC Pulls Show Again

"The news feed will be us, or they can get somebody else to host the show."

The post Morning Joe Threaten “They Can Get Somebody Else” MSNBC Pulls Show Again first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[World] Israel says half of Hamas military leadership killed since Oct. 7 The announcement, which The Washington Post could not independently verify, came as local health authorities said 60 people were killed in strikes across Gaza. Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[Markets] Prime Day means injuries for almost half of Amazon warehouse workers, Senate investigation finds For Amazon, the annual sale event leads to massive revenue. For warehouse workers, it leads to injuries, lawmakers say. Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[Markets] Gold futures rally to all-time intraday and closing highs Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[Entertainment] Ingrid Andress apologizes for poor national anthem, says she’ll seek rehab The four-time Grammy nominee drew mockery for her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Home Run Derby. Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[Politics] Menendez Convicted on All Counts

State of the Union: The senator’s departure from office could be imminent.

The post Menendez Convicted on All Counts appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[] JD Coined the Perfect Slogan for the Mighty Trump-Vance Ticket Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[] Democrat Senator Bob Menendez Found Guilty of Bribery He was only doing what Biden's entire crooked family has been doing for decades. A Manhattan jury found Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez guilty on all counts in his corruption case on Tuesday. Menendez, 70, was found guilty of... Published:7/16/2024 1:49:16 PM
[Bribery and Kickbacks] Overshadowed by a Senator, Two Businessmen Were Convicted With Menendez The businessmen, Fred Daibes and Wael Hana, did not deny giving Senator Robert Menendez and his wife valuables. Published:7/16/2024 1:06:29 PM
[Gear] We Found the 7 Best Prime Day Laptop Deals Need a new laptop? Whether it's a Chromebook, MacBook, or a tricked-out gaming rig, we have you covered with these Prime Day laptop deals. Published:7/16/2024 1:06:29 PM
[World] Trump discusses vaccines, tells RFK Jr. they could do something ‘big’ together Donald Trump made the comment to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a Sunday phone call, video of which was posted online by Bobby Kennedy III, the independent candidate’s son. Published:7/16/2024 1:06:29 PM
[Latest News] US Senator Menendez Convicted at Corruption Trial, Cementing Political Downfall

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez was convicted on Tuesday at his corruption trial by a jury in Manhattan federal court, completing the once-powerful New Jersey Democrat's dramatic downfall.

The post US Senator Menendez Convicted at Corruption Trial, Cementing Political Downfall appeared first on .

Published:7/16/2024 12:56:28 PM
[4e7ee600-d69f-52c0-879e-edd4a6db45ad] Union leader's provocative RNC speech draws ire from some in organized labor Teamster President Sean O'Brien's speech at the Republican National Convention has drawn backlash from both the union and its critics, who view his move as "two-faced." Published:7/16/2024 12:56:27 PM
[Entertainment] After Trump assassination joke, Jack Black cancels Tenacious D tour Jack Black announced Tuesday that his band’s upcoming world tour would be cancelled following his bandmates joke about the Trump rally shooting. Published:7/16/2024 12:56:27 PM
[] Biden Claims He Has NOT Engaged in Violent Rhetoric (But These Handy-Dandy Screenshots Prove OTHERWISE) Published:7/16/2024 12:56:27 PM
[World] Trump’s close call in assassination attempt fuels talk he was ‘chosen by God’ The former president’s supporters have said his survival is a sign of divine intervention -- and his White House destiny. Published:7/16/2024 12:56:27 PM
[World] BREAKING: Menendez Guilty on 18 Bribery Charges Published:7/16/2024 12:56:27 PM
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