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Standing up: 1,000 lawyers and 10,000 doctors have filed a lawsuit for violations of the Nuremberg Code

Standing up: 1,000 lawyers and 10,000 doctors have filed a lawsuit for violations of the Nuremberg Code

Consumer protection trial lawyer Reiner Fuellmich says agencies 'knowingly misled governments across the world.' Background to the new Nuremberg Trials 2021 : A large team of more than 1,000 lawyers and over 10,000 medical experts, led by Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, has initiated legal proceedings against the CDC, WHO and the Davos Group for crimes against humanity. Fuellmich and his team present the incorrect PCR test and the order for doctors to describe any comorbidity death as a Covid death - as fraud. The PCR test was never designed to detect pathogens and is 100% inaccurate at 35 cycles. All PCR tests monitored by the CDC are set at 37 to 45 cycles. The CDC acknowledges that tests over 28 cycles are not allowed for a positive reliable result. This invalidates over 90% of the alleged Covid cases / "infections" detected by the use of this incorrect test.

Rachel Maddow: I will have to "rewire" my brain to not view maskless as a "threat"

Rachel Maddow: I will have to "rewire" my brain to not view maskless as a "threat"

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reacted to the CDC's announcement on face coverings by saying she would have to "rewire" her brain in order to not perceive those who don't wear masks as a "threat." The CDC said yesterday that those who had been vaccinated could remove their masks in indoor settings (aside from a bunch of exemptions, including airports, public transport, hospitals and care homes). This prompted Maddow's brain to short circuit as she expressed the difficulty she would have in dispensing with the idea of treating those who don't wear masks as dangerous lepers. "I'm going to have to rewire my self so that when I see somebody out in the world who's not wearing a mask, I don't instantly think 'you are a threat' or you are selfish or you are a COVID denier and you definitely haven't been vaccinated," said Maddow.

West's fanatical anti-Moscow fringe is now hunting down even mainstream commentators

West's fanatical anti-Moscow fringe is now hunting down even mainstream commentators

A top tactic of those intent on criticizing Russia at every opportunity is to slam more nuanced voices as 'Kremlin assets', or worse. A letter published this week might be the first signs of backlash. But why has it taken so long? Signed by over a hundred American academics and former government officials, the appeal protests the treatment meted out to expert Matthew Rojansky, who was recently considered by the White House for a post in the US National Security Council. Having a reputation as a relative moderate when it comes to Eastern Europe policy, Rojansky attracted the ire of hardline anti-Russia activists, who took it upon themselves to launch a relentless campaign against his appointment. These included the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America lobby group, which penned an appeal to US President Joe Biden urging him to reject the candidacy.

Pentagon says leaked video showing mysterious spherical object is GENUINE & under investigation by 'UFO task force'

Pentagon says leaked video showing mysterious spherical object is GENUINE & under investigation by 'UFO task force'

Freshly leaked footage of a mysterious spherical object darting around over the California coast is authentic, the US military said, noting the video was captured aboard a Navy warship and that the sighting is under investigation. First published on Friday by filmmaker Jeremy Corbell, the grainy infrared footage shows a round object hovering over the ocean before abruptly plunging into the water. Soon after the video began making the rounds, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed that it was filmed by American sailors. "I can confirm that the video was taken by Navy personnel, and that the UAPTF included it in their ongoing examinations," Pentagon spokeswoman Susan Gough told the Debrief in a statement, referring to the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, a Naval Intelligence program established to collect reports of mysterious sightings.

In early 2021, Wuhan Lab DELETED Fauci's NIH and 'gain of function' mentions from archived web pages

In early 2021, Wuhan Lab DELETED Fauci's NIH and 'gain of function' mentions from archived web pages

The Wuhan Institute of Virology scrubbed the U.S. National Institutes of Health as one of its research partners from its website in early 2021. The revelation comes despite Dr. Anthony Fauci insisting no relationship existed between the institutions. Archived versions of the Wuhan lab's site also reveal a research update - "Will SARS Come Back?" - appearing to describe gain-of-function research being conducted at the institute by entities funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). On March 21st, 2021, the lab's website listed six U.S.-based research partners: University of Alabama, University of North Texas, EcoHealth Alliance, Harvard University, The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United States, and the National Wildlife Federation.

The markets are rigged - 'A con game'

The markets are rigged - 'A con game'

At base, the markets are a con game where the rich and powerful employ a raft of confidence men to lure suckers into the latest mania. In this game, the suckers are the general public who are left holding the bag as the market bubble bursts while the smart money swoops in to buy up the leftover assets at pennies on the dollar. In this week's edition of The Corbett Report, James Corbett pulls back the curtain on the Wall Street casino and reveals how the house always wins the rigged games. For those with limited bandwidth, CLICK HERE to download a smaller, lower file size version of this episode. For those interested in audio quality, CLICK HERE for the highest-quality version of this episode (WARNING: very large download).

Chris Hedges: Israel, the big lie

Chris Hedges: Israel, the big lie

Nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans and the talking heads on the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie. Israel, by employing its military machine against an occupied population that does not have mechanized units, an air force, navy, missiles, heavy artillery and command-and-control, not to mention a U.S. commitment to provide a $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over the next decade, is not exercising "the right to defend itself." It is carrying out mass murder. It is a war crime. Israel has made it clear it is ready to destroy and kill as wantonly now as it was in 2014. Israel's defense minister Benny Gantz, who was the chief of staff during the murderous assault on Gaza in 2014, has vowed that if Hamas "does not stop the violence, the strike of 2021...

Gaza: 12-hour blackouts, water plant shut down, 14 high-rises destroyed...and COVID

Gaza: 12-hour blackouts, water plant shut down, 14 high-rises destroyed...and COVID

The latest on COVID: 332,111 Palestinians tested positive for COVID-19; 317,464 recoveries; 3,669 deaths Of those who tested positive, 197,640 live in the West Bank, 105,630 live in the Gaza Strip and 28,841 live in East Jerusalem 839,059 Israelis tested positive for COVID-19; 831,888 recoveries; 6,379 deaths *Palestinian figures are as of Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Ordinarily, we dedicate this newsletter to the latest updates around the pandemic with an emphasis on distilling data to our readers. This week, because Israel is engaged in the most intense escalation across the occupied Palestinian territory in seven years, we're shifting gears but still using our same approach. Before we step away from COVID-19, let's run down the numbers we do have. According to the UN's humanitarian coordinator, OCHA, laboratory tests, and vaccinations have "drastically reduced" over the past few days. Although we have not been able to confirm it at the time of publication, we suspect that testing and...

Former President Donald Trump to hold two rallies- one in June and July 3, 2021

Former President Donald Trump to hold two rallies- one in June and July 3, 2021

"The president is anxious to get back out on the trail and we are getting a lot of offers and invitations from both candidates and political causes in different areas," an adviser of Trump's told the Daily Mail. The rallies will reportedly "take the form of the airport rallies that dominated the closing months of last year's election campaign." The return of rallies come after the House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership position as conference chair Wednesday with a replacement reportedly being decided Friday. Just before the vote, Trump issued a statement urging the Republicans to exchange "warmonger" Cheney for the "gifted" Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) in the potential upcoming vote for House Republican Conference chair on Friday. Cheney's ouster did not go quietly, however, as she made multiple media appearances Thursday to insult Trump and shed clouds over the American First Movement of "Americanism, not Globalism."

As CDC eases mask restrictions, WHO says 2nd year of pandemic will be 'far more deadly' than the first

As CDC eases mask restrictions, WHO says 2nd year of pandemic will be 'far more deadly' than the first

The World Health Organization warned on Friday that despite progress with vaccinations, COVID-19 is likely to claim more lives in its second year than it did in the first. After cases spread worldwide, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020, and in the following year, more than 2.6 million people were reported to have died of the virus. In just the two months since, that number has risen to more than 3.3 million and with vaccines in low supply in lower-income countries, the situation could get worse. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director General, said on Friday: "We're on track for the second year of the pandemic to be far more deadly than the first. Saving lives and livelihoods with a combination of public health measures and vaccinations, not one or the other, is the only way out of the pandemic." Worldwide, more than 674 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including 150 million people in the United States....

Senator Rand Paul not letting the Fauci-COVID-19 connection go

Senator Rand Paul not letting the Fauci-COVID-19 connection go

This interview clip speaks for itself, yet, of course, we can offer some comment. Senator Rand Paul has been in a verbal firefight with Dr Anthony Fauci for a long time, but this week the questions finally got to the matter of personal culpability for COVID, owing to the fact that Dr Fauci helped funnel US government funds to the Wuhan Virology Institute for "Gain of Function" research on coronaviruses. It is very likely that our not-so-beloved COVID-19 is one of those viruses developed by the lab. It has many of the characteristics: It is very tough, does not go away when the weather gets warm, it seems to threaten even those people who have received the vaccine, the vaccines themselves involve the use of technology that has never been tried before, especially not on the general population... ...and yet, Dr Fauci, who already is known for botching the American response to AIDS / HIV so many years ago, somehow manages to hold the "seat of power" regarding the American COVID-19...

Democrats caught slipping billions in pet projects into budget, such as Michelle Obama's library expansion

Democrats caught slipping billions in pet projects into budget, such as Michelle Obama's library expansion

Joe Biden is trying to sell his next, massive spending bill. He says it's for "infrastructure" to convince Americans it will be for much-needed projects. After all, who doesn't want better roads, bridges, airports, and public transit? But very quickly, we began to see that this $2 trillion+ package was about anything but infrastructure. There's so much pork in this thing, it should be served for Thanksgiving dinner. And one of the items has to do with a former first lady. From Fox News: While many lawmakers have tried to limit their spending to fields such as health care, transportation and education, some of the least critical projects are also the most expensive... $1,750,000 to spruce up the Japanese Garden in Portland. $436,100 for a "meditation and restorative yoga" program in New Jersey. And $250,000 to expand the Michelle Obama Library in California. These are just some of the controversial Community Funding Project requests filed by federal lawmakers as earmarks make a...

Ivy League scientist says NASA may have accidentally spread life to Mars

Ivy League scientist says NASA may have accidentally spread life to Mars

Amid the latest exploration and search for life on Mars, a Cornell scientist wonders what kind of microbe humans could have accidentally "carried into space and survived the trip to make its new home on Mars." Cornell University geneticist Christopher Mason wrote in an May 10 piece for the BBC that life discovered on the red planet might have actually originated on earth in NASA labs, despite thorough on-site cleaning procedures and spacecraft assembly in specialized rooms. Spacecraft, like the Perseverance Rover, are built in meticulously sterilized rooms piece by piece with each component cleaned before being added. This should theoretically ensure that no bacteria or organism survives the assembly process, according to Mason. "Filtration systems in the spartan rooms offer an extra layer of protection so only a few hundred particles can contaminate each square foot. But, it is almost impossible to get to zero biomass. Microbes have been on Earth for billions of years, and they...

'Significant ransomware attack' disrupts Irish health services

'Significant ransomware attack' disrupts Irish health services

Ireland's state health services provider has shut all its IT systems and cancelled some medical appointments after what it described as a "significant ransomware attack" overnight caused widespread disruption. Paul Reid, the Health Service Executive chief executive, told RTÉ there had been a "human-operated" attempt to access data stored on central servers for a presumed ransom. "There has been no ransom demand at this stage. The key thing is to contain the issue. We are in the containment phase." Reid said the HSE was working with police, the defence forces and third-party cybersecurity experts to respond to what he termed an "internationally operated criminal operation". He apologised to patients and the public for the disruption.

AZ audit director Ken Bennett: "We still don't have chain of custody documents"

AZ audit director Ken Bennett: "We still don't have chain of custody documents"

On Thursday, The Gateway Pundit correspondent Jordan Conradson sat down with Ken Bennett. This was after Arizona Senate President Karen Fann sent a devastating letter to Chairman Jack sellers outlining some serious issues with the election process. Ken Bennett told Jordan that the audit team had counted and examined nearly 500,000 ballots since counting started weeks ago.

Einstein's thinking on bees, birds and their clues about physics, revealed in previously unknown letter

Einstein's thinking on bees, birds and their clues about physics, revealed in previously unknown letter

The 1949 letter by the physicist and Nobel laureate discusses bees, birds and whether new physics principles could come from studying animal senses. It's a position still being realized within physics to this day, with a growing body of research and understanding of how animals such as birds and bees find their way around. Now a study led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, discusses how recent discoveries in migratory birds back up Einstein's thinking 72 years ago.

Colonial Pipeline assures it's returned to 'normal operations' after cyber attack

Colonial Pipeline assures it's returned to 'normal operations' after cyber attack

Colonial Pipeline said Saturday that it has returned its systems to "normal operations" following the ransomware attack last week that forced the major pipeline to shut down. The company said on Twitter that it's delivering millions of gallons per hour to the markets it serves — including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.

AZ State Senate questions Maricopa County about deleted election data bases

AZ State Senate questions Maricopa County about deleted election data bases

AZ State Senate President asks Maricopa County to address deleted data bases, chain of custody, non-compliance with subpoenas The president of the Arizona State Senate asked the chairman of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors in a letter on Tuesday to address "three serious issues that have arisen in the course of the Senate's ongoing audit of the returns of the November 3, 2020 general election in Maricopa County. " Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann identified those three issues in her letter to Maricopa County Supervisors Board Chairman Jack Sellers as: (1) ongoing non-compliance with legislative subpoenas, (2) chain of custody and ballot organization anomalies, and (3) deleted data bases.

CDC ruling: You no longer have to wear a life jacket outside in case of rain

CDC ruling: You no longer have to wear a life jacket outside in case of rain

The CDC has updated its guidelines and announced that you no longer have to wear a life jacket outside in case of rain. The guidelines had been put in place last year during a particularly rainy March, and although many experts had claimed we would just have to wear the life jackets for a couple of weeks, mandates remained in place for well over a year. But now, even hardcore pro-life jacket agencies like the CDC have admitted it is time to take the life jackets off and go about our lives. "Look, unfortunately, the rainy season is just about over," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. "We had hoped it would last forever, but even we must admit, you no longer have to put a life jacket on when going outside." However, the updated rule only applies to people who have taken swimming lessons at an approved swim lesson site. Still, many say this is progress over the strict and sometimes anti-science position taken by the CDC throughout the flood season. "But we will still remain...

Snarlin' Joe: Biden has scolded his aides in profanity-laced outbursts

Snarlin' Joe: Biden has scolded his aides in profanity-laced outbursts

President Joe Biden has reportedly scolded his aides in profanity-laced episodes and often demands hours of debate from policy experts before coming to a decision on issues, according to a report from The New York Times (NYT). The NYT spoke with over two dozen current and former Biden associates regarding the president's demeanor and how he conducts business. According to the report, the interviews painted a picture "of a president with a short fuse, who is obsessed with getting the details right - sometimes to a fault." "Mr. Biden is gripped by a sense of urgency that leaves him prone to flares of impatience, according to numerous people who regularly interact with him," the NYT wrote. "The president has said he expects to run for a second term, but aides say he understands the effect on his ability to advance his agenda if Republicans regain power in Congress next year."

Wait, what? UK Guardian says backing Balfour Declaration among our 'worst errors of judgment'

Wait, what? UK Guardian says backing Balfour Declaration among our 'worst errors of judgment'

Over a hundred years after backing the UK government's Balfour Declaration, The Guardian newspaper said it regrets its enthusiastic support for the famous statement recognizing a national home for Jews in historic Palestine. In an editorial published Friday to mark its bicentennial, the Guardian listed the "worst errors of judgment" the British daily has made since its founding in 1821. These "mistakes" included supporting the 1917 declaration issued by then foreign secretary Arthur Balfour, a document seen as a key milestone in the State Israel's establishment and which the Guardian described as having "changed the world." "The Guardian of 1917 supported, celebrated and could even be said to have helped facilitate the Balfour declaration," the left-leaning newspaper wrote.

14-meter fin whale washes ashore in southern province of Mersin, Turkey

14-meter fin whale washes ashore in southern province of Mersin, Turkey

A 14-meter-long fin whale, which has washed up on the shore of the southern province of Mersin, was moved on to the shore after a four-hour operation on May 13. The dead body of the whale was transferred to Mersin University. Its skeleton will be exhibited in the city's Sea Museum. Early on May 13, some inhabitants informed the police that "something big" was floating on the sea some 200 meters off the shore. As the Coast Guard spotted that it was a dead whale, a team of firefighters was also transferred to the seaside.

Tropical Depression Crising causes bridge collapse, flooding, landslides in Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

Tropical Depression Crising causes bridge collapse, flooding, landslides in Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

Tropical Depression Crising caused devastation in Zamboanga Peninsula with reports of flooding, bridge collapse, and landslides. In the municipality of Bayog, a hanging bridge collapsed due to the raging waters of the Dipili River, according to a report on News TV Live on Saturday. Meanwhile, in the municipality of Dimataling, nine houses were submerged in floodwaters in Barangay Saloagan. Six houses were swept away and a landslide was also reported. No one died in the incidents. In the municipality of Lapuyan, Crising also caused landslide and flooding.

Lightning kills 5, more rains likely in Telangana, India

Lightning kills 5, more rains likely in Telangana, India

At least five people are feared killed as thunderstorms accompanied with lightning lashed the state on Friday. While one person was reported dead at Chigurumamidi mandal in Karimnagar, two others were reported dead in Huzurabad mandal, and two in Munipallli mandal in Sangareddy district. The three victims from Karimnagar were reportedly taking shelter under a tree, when the lightning struck. The other two died while they were working in the farm. A cyclonic circulation, which originated along the western coast of India, and is now travelling in the northeast direction, caused the rains that lashed parts of Hyderabad and rest of the state on Friday.

Cyclone Tauktae: Heavy rain batters Kerala, India - red alert issued in nine districts

Cyclone Tauktae: Heavy rain batters Kerala, India - red alert issued in nine districts

With the Tauktae cyclone expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, the India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in nine districts in Kerala on Saturday. Heavy rain has been lashing Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts from Friday evening. The districts may receive more than 20 cm rainfall in 24 hours. Meanwhile, the sea continue to be very rough and huge tidal waves are battering the coastal hamlets displacing hundreds of families. The stormy weather is expected to continue till Sunday evening. The water level is rising in rivers and the Central Water Commission has issued a flood alert on the banks of Manimala and Achankovil rivers.

Surprise heavy hail storm hits Shkodra, Albania

Surprise heavy hail storm hits Shkodra, Albania

Although we are not in the winter season, Shkodra in northern Albania woke up on Friday in a surprise hailstorm that left about half a meter of ice on the roads and caused severe damages to crops. The heavy hail of around 50 minutes covered the entire city and part of the surrounding administrative units. The hail caused problems for a few minutes with the traffic in the city while the damages were greater to the farmers in surrounding villages. In Kuç of the Guri i Zi administrative unit, the storm destroyed considerable cultures of fruit and vegetables. Hail is a typical spring phenomenon in Albania, which occurs after the immediate drop of high temperatures. According to Meteoalb, there is possibility of hail storms tonight overnight, and tomorrow morning in the northwest but also in the southern part of the country.

Meteor fireball spotted in evening skies over Cork, Ireland

Meteor fireball spotted in evening skies over Cork, Ireland

The fireball was seen from many different areas of Cork last night An unusual sight was spotted in Cork skies last night when a meteorite was filmed blazing through the sky before it had even gone dark. Footage shared on Twitter last night shows the fireball blasting across the Cork skyline while it was still bright. The video was taken in Ballinhassig at around 9:26pm with experts saying it would be unusual for it to be a meteorite so early in the night.

Daylight meteor fireball filmed over San Francisco, California

Daylight meteor fireball filmed over San Francisco, California

A METEOR which flew through the Californian skies in broad daylight left some locals wondering if the incoming space rock hit the Santa Cruz mountains. Earlier today, a meteor flew through the skies of California. Tens of people in California saw the meteor, most of those around the San Francisco area. Witnesses flocked to the International Meteor Organisation (IMO) to report their sighting. Some were concerned that it was going to make land surface - which it did not. A person named Cole told the IMO: "It was extremely close looking compared to any other meteor-like object I've observed and was headed towards the direction of Briones Reservoir. "Could've touched down not too far from my location but am unsure. Very visible fragmentation."

No garden for American heroes, yes to censorship & monument destruction? Biden revokes more Trump executive orders

No garden for American heroes, yes to censorship & monument destruction? Biden revokes more Trump executive orders

US President Joe Biden has revoked a number of executive orders by his predecessor Donald Trump, including those seeking to protect monuments and combat online censorship, and the one setting up a "garden of American heroes." The White House announced on Friday that it was revoking half a dozen of Trump's orders and amending the one aimed at placing federal bureaucrats under tighter control of elected officials. Among the orders on the chopping block were two that would have rebuilt historic monuments that Democrats and social justice activists sought to destroy and replace, as well as establish a "National Garden of American Heroes," celebrating a range of figures from first President George Washington to civil rights activist Martin Luther King.

Democrats move to establish commission on Capitol riot as Republicans start pushing back on official narrative

Democrats move to establish commission on Capitol riot as Republicans start pushing back on official narrative

A ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, who voted with Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump, has reportedly agreed to a proposed 9/11-style commission to investigate the events of January 6. Homeland Security Committee chair Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) and ranking member John Katko (R-New York) seem to have agreed on a proposed format and scope of the commission, made up of five Democrats and five Republicans appointed by their party leadership. The commission will only be able to issue subpoenas with a majority vote or agreement between the chair - a Democrat - and the Republican vice-chair. Its report will be due by the end of the year.

350 rare antelopes killed by lightning in Kazakhstan

350 rare antelopes killed by lightning in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan said Friday that around 350 critically endangered Saiga antelopes had been killed, probably by lightning, after villagers found their bodies in steppe land in the west of the country. The discovery came during calving season for the Saiga, which is known for its distinctive bulbous nose. The Kazakh ecological ministry said in a statement that lightning was the probable cause of their deaths "as there are traces of lightning strikes on the carcasses." The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), whose "Red List" is the scientific reference for threatened wildlife, lists the Saiga as among five critically endangered antelope species, with a population of around 124,000 adults.

Project Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report

Project Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report

A conservative activist group, helped by a former British spy, secretly surveilled government employees during the Trump administration with the goal of discrediting perceived enemies of former President Trump, The New York Times reported, citing people and documents on the matter. Project Veritas — with aid from a former British spy and Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater — was part of a campaign that involved surveillance operations against members of the FBI. The overall effort, the Times wrote, also included a plan for a sting operation against Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster that involved some Veritas staffers, though Veritas itself has denied any involvement with that plot.

Weaponizing fake news? IDF misled Western media about 'Gaza invasion' to bait a deadly trap for Hamas

Weaponizing fake news? IDF misled Western media about 'Gaza invasion' to bait a deadly trap for Hamas

Israeli press has suggested that the strangely worded IDF announcement about ground troops in Gaza was deliberate, causing major outlets to report fake news - and Hamas militants to go exactly where Israeli military wanted them. Shortly after midnight on Friday, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tweeted that "air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip." This led a number of outlets - such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, AFP and NPR - to report that Israeli soldiers have actually entered the Palestinian-controlled territory, from which Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants had been launching rockets over the past week. Here's the Washington Post, for example: Comment: You can see some of the realtime reports here: IDF chiefs to approve Gaza ground invasion plans later today - spokesman

Putin: West molding Ukraine into 'anti-Russia' & West turns blind eye as crackdown on opposition makes Donbass peace impossible

Putin: West molding Ukraine into 'anti-Russia' & West turns blind eye as crackdown on opposition makes Donbass peace impossible

Ukraine is being manipulated by the West into a kind of anti-Russia and is becoming a serious risk for Moscow, which constantly needs to deal with issues affecting its national security, according to President Vladimir Putin. Speaking on Friday, Putin also claimed that Ukraine's crackdown on opposition politicians means that a peaceful resolution to the unrest in Donbass is becoming increasingly unlikely. "It is very sad, but it appears that Ukraine is slowly but surely being turned into some kind of antipode of Russia, some kind of anti-Russia," he told the country's security council, noting that their Western neighbor is being turned into a territory that constantly requires "special attention" from Moscow, "in terms of the security of Russia."

Trump won more blacks, Latinos, and women and a "sizeable" shift to Trump by immigrant populations in 2020 election — but Beijing Biden won?

Trump won more blacks, Latinos, and women and a "sizeable" shift to Trump by immigrant populations in 2020 election — but Beijing Biden won?

Biden got a record low number of counties in the United States by a supposed "winner" - only 16%. Trump won every bellwether county except one and every battleground race in the US House.

Greenwald blasts Intercept over 'hit piece' that claims conservatives' riot video 'smears' Black Lives Matter

Greenwald blasts Intercept over 'hit piece' that claims conservatives' riot video 'smears' Black Lives Matter

The Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald has joined a legion of conservative and independent journalists slamming the outlet over an article going after "right-wing" journalists' coverage of last year's "mostly peaceful" US riots. "Meet the Riot Squad: Right-Wing Reporters Whose Viral Videos Are Used to Smear BLM," blares the headline of the Intercept article, written by Robert Mackey and published Thursday. It names eight reporters who "roam from city to city, feeding the conservative media's hunger for images of destruction and violence on the margins of left-wing protests" and calls them part of a "video-to-Fox News pipeline."

World's leading scientists: WHO has failed to make 'balanced consideration' on possibility COVID leaked from Chinese lab

World's leading scientists: WHO has failed to make 'balanced consideration' on possibility COVID leaked from Chinese lab

"We must take hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers seriously until we have sufficient data." A group of the world's leading scientists have written an open letter urging more investigation into the possibility that the coronavirus pandemic was caused by a leak from Wuhan's Institute of Virology, saying that the World Health Organisation has dismissed the notion without proper consideration. The scientists, who all work for the globe's leading universities and health organisations, urged that the origins of the pandemic must be further investigated and that the lab leak theory remains "viable" despite the WHO's statements to the contrary.

China's 1st Mars rover 'Zhurong' lands on the Red Planet

China's 1st Mars rover 'Zhurong' lands on the Red Planet

China just successfully landed its first rover on Mars, becoming only the second nation to do so. The Tianwen-1 mission, China's first interplanetary endeavor, reached the surface of the Red Planet Friday (May 14) at approximately 7:11 p.m. EDT (2311 GMT), though Chinese space officials have not yet confirmed the exact time and location of touchdown. Tianwen-1 (which translates to "Heavenly Questions") arrived in Mars' orbit in February after launching to the Red Planet on a Long March 5 rocket in July 2020. After circling the Red Planet for more than three months, the Tianwen-1 lander, with the rover attached, separated from the orbiter to begin its plunge toward the planet's surface. Once the lander and rover entered Mars' atmosphere, the spacecraft endured a similar procedure to the "seven minutes of terror" that NASA's Mars rovers have experienced when attempting soft landings on Mars. A heat shield protected the spacecraft during the fiery descent, after which the mission...

'Vaxxed or masked' Biden tells Americans, but gets rejected as negligent or DICTATOR by both Democrats & Republicans

'Vaxxed or masked' Biden tells Americans, but gets rejected as negligent or DICTATOR by both Democrats & Republicans

The vaccination messaging effort by US President Joe Biden's communications team ran into a wall of resistance on both sides of the political spectrum, as Democrats clung to their masks and Republicans called him a tyrant. "The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do. The choice is yours," the official presidential account tweeted on Thursday afternoon. It was followed up by a video of Biden in the Oval Office - his face uncovered, for once - saying "vaxxed or masked." This followed Thursday's announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that fully vaccinated people could ditch the masks both outdoors and indoors in most places. Masks remain mandatory on buses, trains and planes, thanks to a Biden executive order extended through September.

'Go back to England': Prince Harry angers Americans after calling First Amendment 'bonkers'

'Go back to England': Prince Harry angers Americans after calling First Amendment 'bonkers'

Prince Harry sparked yet another controversy this week after he criticized the United States' constitutional right to free speech, the First Amendment. During a Thursday appearance on Hollywood actor Dax Shepard's 'Armchair Expert' podcast, the prince - who now lives in California after stepping down from his royal duties - said, "I've got so much I want to say about the First Amendment. I still don't understand it, but it is bonkers." The comment angered many Americans who questioned why Prince Harry was living in the United States if he didn't appreciate and respect its Constitution.

1 dead, scores reportedly injured as tornadoes blast two Chinese cities, hitting houses & factories

1 dead, scores reportedly injured as tornadoes blast two Chinese cities, hitting houses & factories

Two tornadoes have ripped through central and eastern China, killing one person, injuring more than 60 people and causing significant damage in each locality, according to the state news agency Xinhua. One person died and 21 were injured, two seriously, after a storm system struck the Shengze area of Suzhou city in eastern China's Jiangsu province.

The inflation monster has been unleashed

The inflation monster has been unleashed

The monster known as inflation has been unleashed upon the world and will not easily retreat into the night. This is reflected in soaring commodity and housing prices. Due to the stupid and self-serving policies of the Fed, we are about to experience a massive shift in the way we live. Bubbling up to the surface is also the recognition the Fed has played a major role in pushing inequality higher. This means that inflation is about to devour the purchasing power of our income and the savings of those that have worked hard and saved over the years. Over the months we have watched Fed Chairman Jerome Powell time and time again cut rates and increase the Fed's balance sheet. This has hurt savers, forced investors into risky investments in search of yield, damaged the dollar, encouraged politicians to spend like drunken sailors, and increased inequality. The greatest wealth transfer in history has already begun and the next crisis will only accelerate the process. Sadly, the same...

Amazon creates tens of thousands of jobs in US & UK thanks to lockdowns

Amazon creates tens of thousands of jobs in US & UK thanks to lockdowns

Amazon is creating 10,000 permanent jobs in the UK as the company bolsters its workforce in response to the pandemic boom in online shopping. The company, which has also announced it intends to hire 75,000 workers in the US and Canada, is opening a parcel centre in Doncaster and four fulfilment warehouses in Gateshead, Swindon, Dartford and Hinckley this year to keep up with shopper demand. The new jobs include a wide range of roles at its corporate offices, such as engineering, fashion, video production and cloud computing, in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge. There will also be opportunities at its growing Amazon Web Services division, which offers internet services to third parties, and at the new centres opening as part of its operations network. Comment: The vast majority of these jobs will be low skilled and low paid.

'The burglars wore badges' - FBI seized contents of safe deposit boxes in Beverly Hills

'The burglars wore badges' - FBI seized contents of safe deposit boxes in Beverly Hills

Victims of the FBI's constitutionally dubious raid say they've been told to come forward and identify themselves if they want their stuff back. Dagny discovered that the FBI had seized the contents of her safe deposit box — about $100,000 in gold and silver coins, some family heirlooms like a diamond necklace inherited from her late grandmother, and an engagement ring she'd promised to pass down to her daughter — almost by accident. She'd been asked by a friend to recommend a convenient and secure location for keeping some valuables. Dagny searched Yelp to find the phone number for U.S. Private Vaults, a Beverly Hills facility where she'd rented a safe deposit box since 2017. That's when she saw the bad news. "Permanently closed." After a brief moment of panic, some phone calls, and several days, Dagny and her husband Howard (pseudonyms used at their request to maintain privacy during ongoing legal proceedings) figured out what happened. On March 22, the FBI had raided U.S. Private...

Covid-19 may insert itself into human genome, strongest evidence to date suggests

Covid-19 may insert itself into human genome, strongest evidence to date suggests

Our genome is a graveyard littered with genetic fragments of viruses that once plagued our ancestors. If a controversial claim by MIT researchers withstands the criticisms being leveled at it, the virus behind the current pandemic has a fair chance of joining them. Having a few chunks of virus code scattered among our genes doesn't necessarily mean the pandemic is here to stay. It could even go some way towards explaining why a handful of patients continue to test positive for COVID-19 long after recovery. But SARS-CoV-2 simply isn't equipped with the tools to bury itself in our genetic library, meaning it would need a way to convince our own bodies to manage the job on its behalf.

UK's Cerne Giant dates from 10th century, Anglo-Saxon era, new study claims

UK's Cerne Giant dates from 10th century, Anglo-Saxon era, new study claims

Over the centuries the huge, naked, club-wielding giant carved into a steep hillside in Dorset has been thought prehistoric, Celtic, Roman or even a 17th century lampoon of Oliver Cromwell. After 12 months of new, hi-tech sediment analysis, the National Trust has now revealed the probable truth and experts admit they are taken aback. The bizarre, enigmatic Cerne Giant is none of the above, but late Saxon, possibly 10th century. Martin Papworth, a senior archaeologist at the trust, said he was somewhat "flabbergasted ... He's not prehistoric, he's not Roman, he's sort of Saxon, into the medieval period. I was expecting 17th century."

Toshiba hacked by DarkSide, Kaspersky founder suggests CIA may be behind group's Colonial Pipeline attack

Toshiba hacked by DarkSide, Kaspersky founder suggests CIA may be behind group's Colonial Pipeline attack

A Toshiba business unit said it was hacked earlier this month by the DarkSide criminal group, the same gang responsible for the attack on Colonial Pipeline, which caused widespread gas shortages and panic buying across the Southeast. Toshiba Tec said in a statement that its European subsidiaries were hit by the cyberattack and the company's probing the extent of the impact. It said "it is possible that some information and data may have been leaked by the criminal gang," but it hasn't confirmed that customer-related information was leaked.

US government on track to top last year's record-breaking deficits

US government on track to top last year's record-breaking deficits

The Treasury department has issued its spending and revenue report for April 2021, and it's clear the US government is headed toward another record-breaking year for deficits. According to the report, the US federal government collected $439.2 billion in revenue during April 2021, which was a sizable improvement over April 2020 and over March 2021. Indeed, April 2021's revenue total was the largest since July of last year when the federal government collected 563.5 billion following several months of delays on tax filing deadlines beyond the usual April 15 deadline. (Not surprisingly, in most years, April tends to be the federal government's biggest month for tax collections.) In spite of April's haul, however, the federal government managed to spend much more than that, with spending topping $664 billion during April. This means the federal government ran a sizable deficit in April of 225.6 billion. This was a middling sum compared to other monthly deficits this fiscal year (which...

Lawmakers reach agreement on bipartisan January 6 commission

Lawmakers reach agreement on bipartisan January 6 commission

The top Democrat and Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee reached an agreement Friday on legislation to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol ahead of an expected vote next week. The bill is focused squarely on the Jan. 6 riot, not other episodes of political violence as GOP leaders have demanded. It's unclear how much support the legislation has among Republicans who have defended former President Trump's actions surrounding the deadly rampage. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Friday said he has not signed off on the bill. "I haven't read through it," McCarthy told reporters. The bill would include an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, offering a chance to cap a lengthy negotiation between congressional leaders. Speaker Pelosi stated: "It is imperative that we seek the truth of what happened on January 6 with an independent, bipartisan 9/11-type Commission to examine and report upon the...

IDF announces Israeli ground troops now 'attacking Gaza Strip amid fears of imminent invasion

IDF announces Israeli ground troops now 'attacking Gaza Strip amid fears of imminent invasion

Israeli ground troops have now joined the air force in attacking the Gaza Strip, the IDF has announced, causing confusion before clarifying that no soldiers have actually crossed into the Palestinian enclave yet. "IDF air and ground forces are now attacking the Gaza Strip. More details to come," the Israel Defense Forces announced on Twitter just after midnight on Friday local time. Artillery, tanks and infantry are firing into the strip but have not crossed its boundary yet, according to a reporter with the Israeli public broadcaster Kan 11. RT's Paula Slier also reported that artillery units from Israel's Golani Brigade are "shooting into Gaza from the border, but have not crossed over." Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said shortly after the IDF announcement: "I said that we would exact a very heavy price from Hamas. We're doing it and will continue doing it with great intensity. This is not the last word and this operation will continue as long as necessary." Israel has bombed...