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Hamas Claims Seven Hostages Dead

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 17:35

They left cheers these bloodthirsty savages.

Hamas claims seven hostages killed in captivity in Gaza

“We confirm that the number of enemy prisoners who were killed as a result of the military operations of the enemy army in the Gaza Strip may exceed seventy prisoners,” Hamas wrote.

By: J Post, March 1, 2024: MARCH 1, 2024 19:03

Hamas claimed on its Telegram channel on Friday that seven hostages had been killed during Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Hamas named three of the hostages that had been allegedly killed as Chaim Gershon Peri, 79, Yoram Itak Metzger, 80, and Amiram Israel Cooper, 85. The terrorist group said a later announcement would contain the names of the remaining four.

All three men were kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7.

The information provided by Hamas is unconfirmed, and Hamas has previously shared false information on the well-being of hostages as part of its use of psychological warfare. Hamas has previously named a hostage as killed only to later release them, as was the case of Hannah Katzir.

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Gavin Newsom’s Best Pal Panera Bread Exempt from California’s Business Killing $20 Minimum Wage

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 15:01

If Gavin Newsom’s best pal at Panera doesn’t have to pay the new business killing minimum wage of $20 per hour because of “the bakery exemption,” why doesn’t every eatery, restaurant etc just bake some bread? Seriously, get a bread machine and bake some bread.

Newsom is the greasiest snake in the swamp. Remember the Marie Antoinette-sque French Laundry dinner during his Covid mandates?

Imagine if a Republican ever tried to pull this?

Panera Bread exempt from California’s $20 minimum wage law after owner donated to Gov. Newsom: report

By: Ariel Zilber, NY Post, Feb. 28, 2024:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that exempts Panera Bread from a new $20-an-hour minimum wage hike for fast food chains after the billionaire owner of several of the chain’s locations donated to his campaign, according to a report.

In September, Newsom, a Democrat, signed into law a measure that raises the minimum wage of food fast workers from $16 an hour to $20 an hour.

But the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Act) includes an unusual carve-out that exempts “chains that bake bread and sell it as a standalone item,” according to Bloomberg News.

Newsom reportedly sought the exemption, which benefits among others Greg Flynn, the billionaire CEO of Flynn Restaurant Group, the company that owns some two dozen Panera Bread locations in the state.

Flynn, who attended the same high school as Newsom, has been involved in business dealings with the California governor, according to Bloomberg News.

In 2014, Flynn, who is the largest franchisee in the US with thousands of brands including Applebee’s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s, acquired a Napa Valley resort that was managed by Newsom’s hospitality firm, according to disclosure forms.

Flynn has a net worth valued at $1.1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He has donated at least $164,800 to Newsom’s campaigns.

The Post has sought comment from Flynn, Newsom, and Panera Bread.

Flynn told Bloomberg News that he played no role in crafting the bread exemption.

Newsom told reporters last month that the exemption was “part of the sausage-making” in politics.

Michelle Korsmo, head of the National Restaurant Association, told an industry conference last year that “everyone’s scratching their head” about the bread exemption.

“You may be celebrating or you may be lamenting the bakery exemption,” Korsmo was quoted as saying by Bloomberg. “But remember, all of that comes through relationships.”

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CIA Hand-Selected NY Times ‘Journalists’ to Publish Highly Classified Intel

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 14:31

‘The CIA disclosed highly classified intelligence to hand-picked journos in order to fight a PR war against Republicans in Congress who want to scale back Ukraine war funding.

The CIA is literally unleashed on Republicans in Congress.”

Legacy media reporting:

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has supported a network of a dozen bases in Ukraine that are “increasingly at risk” if Republicans continue to block $61 billion in funding for Kyiv, the New York Times (NYT) reported on Feb. 25.

The network of bases is the result of a decade of relationship-building between the CIA and Ukraine, according to the NYT, which conducted 200 interviews with current and former intelligence officials in Ukraine, Europe, and the U.S. for the article.

The bases allow the Ukrainian military “to track Russian spy satellites and eavesdrop on conversations between Russian commanders,” the NYT said.

I hope everyone appreciates what this means. The CIA disclosed highly classified intelligence to hand-picked journos in order to fight a PR war against Republicans in Congress who want to scale back Ukraine war funding.

The CIA is literally unleashed on Republicans in Congress. https://t.co/bt9DzmajQA

— Mike Benz (@MikeBenzCyber) February 28, 2024

According to Michael Benz, cyber security expert:

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Three Key Points:

1. “The CIA invited the New York Times in.” They specifically say in the NYT article that many of the NYT’s 200-some interviews were done inside the physical building of one the 12 secret CIA bases in Eastern Ukraine — which means this wasn’t a scoop, it was an invitation & base tour from the CIA invited them in for the express purpose of getting that piece published.

2. “This is a dirty trick by our Central Intelligence Agency to use the New York Times as its own personal mouthpiece, to protect its own personal piggy bank.” This is the selective leaking of intelligence just to get short-term funding. The key paragraph in the NYT piece gives away the game that the bases are all praying for more funding. The whole article is about how important these CIA bases have become and what catastrophe will befall them if Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson vetoes the hotly contested new Ukraine funding bill.

3. The NYT article reveals those CIA bases are not just defensive — they are for offensive scouting of targets to hit within Russia proper. That’s not defending Americans or even Ukrainians: long range missiles are for killing Russians. Beyond such offensive operations not being mission critical, they’re a provocation to war. And they were set up **years before** 2022.

https://twitter.com/MikeBenzCyber/status/1762678791871012888?s=20

The amazingly spontaneous pro-Hamas eruptions of anger are – simultaneously – across the world!

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 14:00

Despite being a socialist organization that prides itself on its supposed working class, anti-capitalist orientations, The People’s Forum has been the recipient of over $18m through donor-advised fund provider Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund.

A review of public disclosure forms shows that multi-millionaire Neville Roy Singham and his wife have donated over $20.4m to The People’s Forum from 2017 to 2022 through a series of shell organizations and donor advisory groups (e.g. Goldman Sachs) — accounting for nearly all of the group’s funding.

The pro-Hamas protests are being organized by “Democrats” across the world.

The People’s Forum hosts classes like “Lenin and the Path to Revolution,” praising countries like China and Cuba that have “smashed the shackles of Western imperialism.”

For now, the People’s Forum is focusing on its pro-Palestinian agenda, calling for “more marches, walk-outs, sit-ins, and other forms of direct action directed at the political offices, businesses, and workplaces that fund, invest, and collaborate with Israeli genocide and occupation.”

The next protest co-organized by the forum, called “Shut It Down for Palestine,” is taking place in at least 18 locations across the world.

Singham is a China sympathizer who lives in Shanghai and has close ties to at least four propaganda news sites that boost the Chinese Communist Party’s image abroad. Singham’s wealth stems from Thoughtworks, a software consulting company that he launched in 1993 in Chicago and sold in August 2017 to private equity firm Apax Partners for $785m.

Jodie Evans is a far left radical, former Democratic political activist and presidential campaign manager for Jerry Brown.

The Palestinian protests are being organized by “Democrats” across the world.

Meet the American millionaire Marxists funding anti-Israel rallies

By Francesca Block, NY Post, Nov. 16, 2023:

The pro-Palestinian protests over the last month, where tens of thousands in the US have chanted for the end of Israel, are not merely a story of organic rage.

They are also funded in large part by an uber-wealthy American-born tech entrepreneur, Neville Roy Singham, and his wife, Jodie Evans.

Since 2017, Singham has been the main funder of The People’s Forum, which has co-organized at least four protests after 1,200 innocent Israelis were slaughtered by Hamas on Oct. 7.

One rally, in Times Square, happened on October 8 before Israel had even counted its dead.

Based in Midtown Manhattan, The People’s Forum calls itself a “movement incubator for working class and marginalized communities to build unity across historic lines of division at home and abroad.”

But a review of public disclosure forms shows that multimillionaire Singham and his wife Evans have donated over $20.4 million to The People’s Forum from 2017 to 2022 through a series of shell organizations and donor advisory groups — accounting for nearly all of the group’s funding.
Communist ties

Singham’s wealth stems from Thoughtworks, a software consulting company that he launched in 1993 in Chicago and sold in August 2017 to private equity firm Apax Partners for $785 million.
hat same year, The People’s Forum was founded and set up on the ground floor of a multistory building on 37th Street just blocks from Times Square; Evans was also installed as one of its three board members.

As of 2021, the organization employed 13 staff members and held more than $13.6 million in total assets.

“I decided that at my age and extreme privilege, the best thing I could do was to give away most of my money in my lifetime,” said Singham, now 69, in a statement after selling his company, according to a New York Times investigation in August.

But Singham is more than just a Marxist with deep pockets.

He is also a China sympathizer who lives in Shanghai and has close ties to at least four propaganda news sites that boost the Chinese Communist Party’s image abroad, the Times reported.

A poster of a rally organized by The People’s Forum just a day after Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7.

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Illegals Demanding MORE Free Housing Shut Down Seattle City Council Meeting

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 13:00

Chickens coming home to roost. Democrats created a monster they can’t control.

“Our physical safety is being threatened by the actions of the demonstrators outside banging on the windows, which could easily get broken, and we will have a mob scene,” District 5 council member Cathy Moore said while asking for police assistance. “I physically feel threatened.”

Funny, isn’t it? When the left feels threatened the protesters get arrested. But when the left is rioting, looting, taking over entire downtown blocks and calling it a free area, blocking interstates and highways, that’s all righteous free expression.

BREAKING: Illegals demanding MORE free housing shut down a Seattle City Council meeting pic.twitter.com/XkhhFADDXj

— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) February 28, 2024

Seattle
Seattle City Council meeting disrupted by protesters banging on windows, 6 arrested

Protesters repeatedly disrupt Tuesday’s Seattle City Council meeting

By Pilar Arias Fox News, February 28, 2024 3:17pm EST

Seattle City Council meeting repeatedly interrupted by protesters

Seattle police arrested six people after protesters repeatedly interrupted a city council meeting Tuesday, with one member saying she feared for her safety.

Six people were arrested Tuesday after police say they disrupted a city council meeting.

Officers were called to Seattle City Council chamber around 2:55 p.m. “as people filled the room and continued to interfere with the session,” police said in a news release.

The three men and three women were told to leave the chamber, but police say they refused and were told they would be arrested if they continued to interrupt. All six were charged with criminal trespass, and one of the men was also charged with obstruction.

Video of the meeting was posted on the city’s Seattle Channel website, lasting just under two and a half hours. Two recesses were taken during that time, including one taken at the time police were called. It was supposed to last 15 minutes but went on for more than an hour.

Democrat Judge Disqualifies Trump From Ballot Because of Role in Jan. 6

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 13:00

How long are Americans going to stand quietly by? Disqualifying Trump is tantamount to disqualifying free and free elections.

There was no insurrection but looking back now, there should have been.

Illinois Judge Kicks Trump Off The Ballot, Says Any Votes For Him Must Be ‘Suppressed’

Illinois judge disqualifies Trump from GOP primary ballot because of ex-prez’s role in Jan. 6

By Victor Nava, NY Post, Feb. 28, 2024,:

An Illinois judge on Wednesday barred former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s Republican primary ballot over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the US Capitol.

Illinois is the third state to remove Trump, 77, from primary ballots citing the Fourteenth Amendment’s so-called “insurrection clause,” joining Colorado and Maine.

Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter, a Democrat, paused her order until March 1, in order to give the former president time to appeal.

Porter’s decision overruled the bipartisan Illinois State Board of Elections, which dismissed a challenge to Trump’s candidacy last month after determining that it didn’t have the authority to rule on whether the GOP front-runner’s role in the riot violated the Constitution.

Donald Trump attends a campaign event in Waterford Township, Michigan 4

“This Court shares the Colorado Supreme Court’s sentiments that did not reach its conclusion lightly,” Porter wrote in her 72-page ruling.

“This Court also realizes the magnitude of this decision and its impact on the upcoming primary Illinois elections.”

“This Court’s final determination on this issue is that [Trump] fails to meet the Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment’s disqualification provision based on engaging in insurrection on January 6, 2021, and his name should be removed from the ballot.”

The challenge to Trump’s candidacy in Illinois was spearheaded by liberal advocacy group Free Speech For People.

The Colorado Supreme Court’s December ruling booting Trump from the ballot is pending before the US Supreme Court, which is expected to rule in Trump’s favor.

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, also determined in December that Trump is ineligible to appear on her state’s primary ballots.

Echoing the Colorado court, Bellows cited the Constitution’s insurrection clause in her order.

Her ruling is on hold pending the US Supreme Court’s decision in Trump’s appeal of the Colorado order.

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Democrat Regime: Federal Government To Pay College Students to Register Voters for The Election

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 12:11

They don’t even care to look legitimate anymore. And their victims, American taxpayers, are funding our own demise.

Kamala Harris says the federal government is going to pay college students to register voters for the election.

Kamala Harris says the federal government is going to pay college students to register voters for the election
pic.twitter.com/g0ZfmIR7D8

— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 28, 2024

Brazen.

Biden’s Illegal Migrant Who Murdered Laken Riley BEAT HER SO BADLY, He Disfigured Her Skull

Wed, 02/28/2024 - 13:19

The Democrat party is murdering Americans. They won’t close the border and return to Trump’s policies.

NEW: Disturbing details released about the death of Laken Riley who was allegedly killed by illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Ibarra who "disfigured her skull."

This is why the death penalty exists.

According to newly released documents, Ibarra "physically" prevented Riley from… pic.twitter.com/QcG7Xi8CBP

— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 27, 2024

Affidavit reveals Migrant charged with murdering Laken Riley BEAT HER SO BADLY, he disfigured her skull…

The Venezuelan illegal implicated in the homicide of Laken Riley is accused of inflicting such severe injuries with an unrecognizable instrument that her skull was disfigured, recent affidavits claim.

26-year-old Jose Antonio Ibarra, who is facing a series of charges including murder and assault, is believed to have had no prior acquaintance with the 22-year-old nursing student. He allegedly abducted and murdered her during her jog on the University of Georgia campus on Thursday.

Initially, her death was attributed to blunt force trauma, but newly filed legal documents allege that Ibarra inflicted “severe physical harm with an object,” though the exact nature of the object has not been disclosed.

Additionally, Ibarra has been charged with aggravated battery for causing serious disfigurement to her body, specifically to her skull.
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82% of Americans Support Israel

Wed, 02/28/2024 - 12:36

Considering the left’s relentless anti-Israel propaganda in mainstream print (NY Times, Washington Post et al) and network/cable media, on college campuses, the UN, the Democrat party and all the leftwing centers of information, this is divine. Literally.

Today’s release of the Harvard-Harris Research Institute survey underscores robust American support for Israel:

82% of Americans stand with Israel, contrasted with 18% for Hamas.

67% endorse a ceasefire contingent on Hamas’ removal and the release of all hostages.

82% support Israel in conflict with Hamas

A survey conducted online within the United States found major support for Israel.

By: Israel National News, Feb 27, 2024:

A survey conducted online within the United States by the Harris Poll and HarrisX from February 21-22 among 2,022 registered voters found majority support for Israel in its war against Hamas.

More than 80% of those polled support Israel in the war and close to 70% say that they believe that Israel is trying to avoid civilian casualties.

Another question in this survey related to the favorability of state institutions. Only 5% claimed that Hamas was a favorable institution, while a majority (54%) claimed that Hamas is a “very unfavorable” institution.

More than 80% of those polled support Israel in the war and close to 70% say that they believe that Israel is trying to avoid civilian casualties.

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Fury as Berlin 卐 International Film Festival Awards Ceremony Descends Into Jew-Hatred

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 15:51

Feels like the 1936 Munich Olympics.

Fury as Berlin International Film Festival Awards Ceremony Descends Into Anti-Israel Rhetoric
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by Ben Cohen, Algemeiner, February 26, 2024:

Film directors Ben Russell (far left) and Servan Decle (far right) wearing Palestinian keffiyeh scarves at the Berlinale film festival. Photo: Reuters/Monika Skolimowska

German politicians and Israel’s Ambassador in Berlin expressed disgust on Monday after the Berlinale annual film festival ended over the weekend with a series of speeches by film directors denouncing alleged Israeli “apartheid” as well as the ongoing “genocide” in Gaza at an awards ceremony.

One filmmaker — the American director Ben Russell, whose documentary “Direct Action” was shown at the festival — sparked particular ire when he took to the stage wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh scarf.

“Of course we also stand for life here and we stand against genocide and for a cease-fire in solidarity with all our comrades,” Russell declared to applause and cheers from the audience.

Another American director, Eliza Hittman, invoked her Jewish identity to condemn Israel’s defensive war in the Gaza Strip, triggered by the Oct. 7 Hamas pogrom in Israel that claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people.

“As a Jewish filmmaker who won the Silver Bear in 2020, it is important for me to be here,” Hittman said. “There is no just war, and the more people try to convince themselves there’s a just war, the more they commit a grotesque act of self-deception.”

Separately, Israeli director Yuval Abraham — who co-directed the film “No Other Land” with his Palestinian colleague Basel Adra — called for a “political solution to end the occupation.”

Said Abraham: “I’m Israeli, Basel is Palestinian. In two days, we return to a land where we aren’t equal. I’m living under civilian law, and Basel lives under military law. We live 30 minutes from one another, but I have voting rights. Basel does not have voting rights.” He added: “This situation of apartheid between us, this inequality has to end. We need to call for a ceasefire.”

On Monday, festival organizers said it planned to file criminal charges against a group of hackers whom they claim broke into their Instagram account to spread pro-Palestinian messages.

One post declared, “Genocide is Genocide. We are all complicit,” while another stated: “From our unresolved Nazi past to our genocidal present — we have always been on the wrong side of history. But it’s not too late to change our future.”

Responding to the scenes at the festival, Israel’s Ambassador in Germany, Ron Prosor, declared in a post on X/Twitter that the lessons from the 2022 Documenta art festival, where a series of antisemitic artworks were on display, had not been absorbed.

“Once again, the German cultural scene showcases its bias by rolling out the red carpet exclusively for artists who promote the delegitimization of Israel,” Prosor wrote.

In a separate statement, the Central Council of German Jews expressed regret that the festival — one of the most prestigious international events in the film world alongside the Venice and Cannes film festivals — was being “misused for ideological agitation against Israel and Jews.

“Hatred against Israel and Jews at German cultural events has become a terrifying regularity,” the council said.

German politicians who condemned the festival included Berlin’s Mayor Kai Wegner, who stated that “what happened yesterday at the Berlinale was an unacceptable relativization. There is no place for antisemitism in Berlin, and that also applies to the arts.” Meanwhile, the German capital’s minister for culture, Joe Chialo, said that the awards ceremony at the festival was “characterized by self-righteous anti-Israeli propaganda.”

Dearborn is Dictating US Israel Policy

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 14:16

The Democrat party of jihad and their HQ is in Dearborn. That the Democrat party is submitting to the terror force was inevitable.

Dearborn: America’s Jihad Capital

Will Dearborn, Mich., Determine U.S. Israel Policy?

By: Wall Street Jounral, February 27, 2024:

Voters go to the polls in the Michigan primary on Tuesday, and the result to watch isn’t only Nikki Haley vs. Donald Trump. The Democratic left is trying to send President Biden a message about the war in Gaza, and the effort already seems to be changing U.S. policy toward Israel and Hamas.

Mr. Biden’s name is on the primary ballot, but his only significant opponent, Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips, hasn’t caught on so far. The main challenge on Tuesday is coming from the Democratic Party’s anti-Israel left and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. She’s leading a campaign against Mr. Biden’s support for Israel and she and others are asking Democrats to vote “uncommitted.”

“It is also important to create a voting bloc,” Ms. Tlaib said in a video posted on X, formerly Twitter, “something that is a bullhorn, to say, ‘Enough is enough. We don’t want a country that supports wars and bombs and destruction. We want to support life. We want to stand up for every single life killed in Gaza.’” She and others on the left are demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.

Michigan will be a contested state in November, and Mr. Biden prevailed over Donald Trump by only three percentage points in 2020. The hope on the left is that if enough Democrats vote “uncommitted,” it will scare the White House into changing its Israel policy lest tens of thousands of Democrats stay home or vote for a third-party candidate. Several polls show Mr. Trump is currently leading Mr. Biden in Michigan.

It’s far from clear that the Tlaib-left-wing threat is real if the choice comes down to Biden vs. Trump in November. Will Democrats really risk re-electing the Republican? But the primary threat is tangible enough that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer felt the need to speak up against the “uncommitted” campaign. So have other Wolverine State Democrats.

It’s clear that the left’s threats are already influencing Mr. Biden’s foreign policy. After the Oct. 7 massacre, the President’s pro-Israel instincts kicked in and he backed Jerusalem’s right to destroy Hamas. As the war has evolved and domestic criticism of Mr. Biden’s support for Israel has increased, however, Mr. Biden has become much more critical of Israel.

Mr. Biden has called Israeli military tactics “over the top” and he opposes Israeli plans to move on the city of Rafah, the last Hamas urban stronghold in Gaza. Last week the U.S. formally reversed the Trump Administration policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, declaring them illegal. The Administration hasn’t joined the calls for a cease-fire, but it is trying to negotiate a pause in the fighting that could become a cease-fire after several weeks.

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Meet Marwan Barghouti, Serial Killer and Possible Palestinian President

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 12:26

The most popular potential leader of a future Palestinian state is Marwan Barghouti. He isn’t hiding in a tunnel in Gaza, like Yahya Sinwar, nor living the life of Riley in a luxury hotel in Doha like Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh, Moussa abu Marzouk, and Khaled Meshaal. Nor is he living in a $13 million presidential palace in Ramallah like Mahmoud Abbas. No, he’s in an Israeli prison, and has been for decades. That makes him a hero in the eyes of most Palestinians. Barghouti, you see, was convicted of masterminding the murders of Israelis and sentenced to five life terms. And that is one of the reasons for his popularity: he’s a real killer of Israelis, and has spent 33 years in an Israeli prison to prove it. A second reason is that unlike the three Hamas leaders — Haniyeh, Marzouk and Meshaal —and the rais in Ramallah, 88-year-old Mahmoud Abbas, Barghouti hasn’t stolen billions of dollars from aid meant for the Palestinians because, of course, behind bars he hasn’t had that opportunity. More on this serial killer so beloved of the Palestinians can be found here: “The Serial Killer Who Might Be the First President of Palestine,” by Moshe Phillips, JNS.org, February 22, 2024:

A Greek Orthodox priest named Georgios Tsibouktzakis was murdered for the crime of driving while mistakenly being perceived as Jewish. And now his killer is being widely touted as the likely first president of “Palestine.”

In recent weeks, pundits in The New York Times, The Guardian and other news outlets have promoted Marwan Barghouti as the best candidate to replace Mahmoud Abbas as head of the Palestinian Authority and then become the first president of the “Palestine” that they hope to establish.

Why does the Western press anoint Barghouti as the best candidate to become head of the Palestinian Authority after Mahmoud Abbas retires or, more likely, dies? Because, as noted above, he isn’t corrupt. The Western journalists fail to recognize that he’s not corrupt only because he hasn’t had a chance; there is no reason to think he would not follow in the footsteps of Mahmoud Abbas (who together with his sons Yasser and Tareq has accumulated a family fortune worth $400 million), or the three Hamas leaders Khaled Meshaal ($4 billion), Ismail Haniyeh ($4 billion) and Mousa abu Marzouk ($3 billion). And he has Palestinian street cred — the kind that 33 years in an Israeli prison can provide.

Incredibly, many of these Barghouti enthusiasts make no mention at all of the innocent people he was convicted of murdering. That’s like murdering them twice. Here’s some information on one of Barghouti’s victims.

Giorgios Tsibouktzakis was born and raised in the picturesque northern Greek town of Evosmos, a name that means “pleasant scent.” Among its notable sites is the Agios Athanasios Church, which is more than 200 years old….

After studying at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Georgios decided to go to Israel. And why not? Christianity was born in the Land of Israel. The Christian Bible is filled with references to Judea (although there is no mention of “Palestine,” for some reason). As a devout man of faith, he wanted to spend the rest of his life in the Holy Land.

In 1990, Georgios arrived in Israel and resumed his religious studies at a local Greek Orthodox seminary. After three years, he became a monk and was given the name Father Germanos. Eventually, he was ordained a priest and deacon. He was assigned to live at St. George’s Monastery….

For many years, Father Germanos was the only resident of the monastery. He spent his days in prayer and study. When necessary, he would drive to nearby Jerusalem to run errands. It was a humble and peaceful existence. Until June 22, 2001.

On that evening, the priest was driving back from Jerusalem to St. George’s. A Palestinian Arab terrorist with a sniper’s rifle was hiding above the highway near the exit for the Jewish community of Ma’ale Adumim.

As Father Germanos’s car came into view, the terrorist saw his yellow Israeli license plates. So he opened fire. Because if you have Israeli plates, you’re probably Jewish, and if you’re Jewish, you deserve to be murdered. Thus, the clergyman’s life was taken at the age of 34.

Israel’s security services learned from their sources that the attack had been planned and carried out by Force 17, a terrorist unit of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah Party movement that was commanded by longtime “intifada” leader Marwan Barghouti. That information was confirmed by the apprehended shooter, a 22-year-old Fatah member Hassin Radeida.

Barghouti was arrested and indicted as the mastermind of the murder of Father Germanos, as well as a string of other murders. Barghouti had the opportunity to contest the charges and prove his innocence. But he refused to deny culpability and declared that the “Zionist” court had no right to prosecute him.

Of course not—since, in Barghouti’s view, murdering Jews is right and proper, then prosecuting anybody for murdering them is wrong and improper.

On May 20, 2004, Barghouti was convicted of the murders of Father Germanos and four other innocent people. He is serving five consecutive sentences of life imprisonment.

This is what most endears hm to the Palestinian street. The blood of innocent Israeli victims on his hands is precisely what makes him such a popular figure. He not only called for the murder of Israelis, but actually masterminded the murders of four Israelis and a Greek priest mistakenly taken for a Jew.

Trump Appeals Ruling in $450 Million New York Civil Fraud Case

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 17:53

The Democrats have weaponized the American criminal justice system, once the envy of the world. No quarter, no pity, or mercy.

The penalties for this “fraud” case with no victims included a $355 millio, plus another $4 million each for Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, and a $1 million fine for The Trump Organization’s chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg. The penalties are subject to 9 percent interest and have been backdated depending on the entity at issue. Interest is accruing daily.

Democrat Governor Hochul’s “assurances” to every other New York business that this punitive prosecution was an “extraordinary, unusual circumstance” was proof that the Attorney General and the court was illegally biased against Trump, using the law like a club to a baby seal.

Citizen 83 writes: “Currently the Unted State, a federation of states is not the same country that my parents brought me from another country in South America a few decades ago. As a teenager, I assimilated almost immediatelly, about 6 months. When I turned 18, I joined the Marine Corps. served 6 years. I became a naturalized citizens at 21. Now this federation is being governed like the country I came from. Dishonest and self-center government officials, Dishonest and crooked Judges that are political activist & applying 2 justice systems. Compromised Elected officials with this country’s enemy nations, basically selling us and our country to the enemy. May God, our lord, keep us safe till the cavalry arrive on January 20, 2025 or before. SEMPER FI”

Trump Appeals $464 Million Ruling in New York Civil Fraud Case

Former President Donald Trump’s appeal will be filed in the New York State Court of Appeals.

By Catherine Yang, The Epoch Times, February 26, 2024:

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump have formally appealed a New York civil fraud ruling against him and executives of The Trump Organization, in which they were ordered to pay more than $450 million.
“This appeal is taken from each and every part of the judgment insofar as defendants are aggrieved,” reads the notice of appeal filed Monday, noting that the penalties in total add up to more than $464 million. The appeal will be filed in the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department.

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ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE: Biden Donors Pouring Cash into Nikki Haley’s Campaign

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 14:00

Democrat skulduggery is standard operating procedure for the party of treason. No news there. Haley working to undermine the will of the people, party unity, at a time when the country is in existential crisis. is. She is working for the enemy and should be thrown out of the party. She is a Democrat operative running on the GOP ticket.

Shocking Alliance: Biden Donors Pouring Cash into Nikki Haley’s Campaign!

By: Conservative Alerts, February 26, 2025:

Nimarata ‘Nikki’ Haley’s presidential campaign appears to face challenges as it garners financial support from over 5,200 former donors to Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. This trend adds weight to Donald Trump’s assertion that Haley’s candidacy is motivated by a desire to undermine him ahead of the general election. Notably, among the Biden donors supporting Haley, 1,600 individuals contributed over $500,000 in January, marking her most substantial month for donations, despite a third-place finish in Iowa and a New Hampshire defeat to Trump.

The substantial financial backing from Biden’s previous supporters raises questions about Haley’s alignment with the conservative base, especially as she competes for the Republican nomination. This influx of funds comes on the heels of significant contributions from Reid Hoffman, the LinkedIn billionaire linked to Epstein Island, who has also supported figures associated with the Russia hoax and E. Jean Carroll. The strategic reasoning behind such cross-party support has been articulated by Hoffman, who expressed a primary goal of defeating Trump and saw supporting Haley’s super PAC as an avenue toward that end.

However, Hoffman’s withdrawal of support following Haley’s loss in New Hampshire suggests a reassessment of her viability in countering Trump. This shift may underscore challenges Haley faces within the broader political landscape, where a candidate’s resonance with conservative values and priorities becomes paramount, especially during the primary season. As the dynamics of the 2024 presidential race continue to unfold, the intersection of diverse donor interests and their impact on candidates’ fortunes will be closely scrutinized within conservative circles.
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Why is Elon the only person doing this?

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 13:36

Why don’t other leaders in government, industry, media, and academia engage with the great unwashed? They could. They could do it right now by opening an app, clicking “go live,” adding a title, and watching thousands of people suddenly appear. You can talk with multitudes. This could be Biden, Gates, Schumer, Fauci, the presidents of any university, the editors at the major newspapers, or anyone else on the planet.

Down With Aloof Posturing by Politicians and Elites

By Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Epoch Times, February 21, 2024;

Last evening, users scrolling their feed from X saw a notification of a so-called Space, which is a live chat involving potentially a vast number of people, where Elon Musk was holding forth. I went there and listened for half an hour or so. Nothing newsworthy came from it really but it was fascinating at a meta level.

Here was the richest individual in the West commenting in real time, without notes or talking points, about various matters, from sci-fi to censorship to technology and timelines for flight or anything else that came up. He was chummy with some other speakers and engaging with strangers. This went on for hours.
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There were probably only 10,000 or so listeners and participants. To my knowledge, this was not scheduled ahead of time. It just happened. Again, it was kind of like having Elon over for drinks except that 10,000 people were in the living room.

Apparently he does this often.

Now, this is very interesting. One presumes that he is a very busy man, who during the day probably has his each half-hour planned in advance. He has more to worry about than practically anyone. He has many companies and interests and over 25K employees, and is responsible for hundreds of billions in valuation.

And yet he makes time to sit and gab around with random regular people from all over the planet using this very cool technology. Nor does he use the occasion to pronounce like some guru. Participants are deferential to him, of course, but he comes across as just another regular person—very smart but also normal—except with a special calling. As a public figure, he senses a real responsibility to engage the public, and encounter the public as a regular person.

He speaks not with a script or a teleprompter but just in conversational English, including of course profanity that we know all these people use anyway. If he doesn’t know something, he says so. If he cannot talk about something, he says that too. But on every other matter, from books he has read to predictions of the future, he is an open book.

Now just ask yourself: why don’t other leaders in government, industry, media, and academia do this? They could. They could do it right now by opening an app, clicking “go live,” adding a title, and watching thousands of people suddenly appear. You can talk with multitudes. This could be Biden, Gates, Schwab, Fauci, the presidents of any university, the editors at the major newspapers, or anyone else on the planet.

Why is Elon the only person doing this? Where is everyone else? We live in a time of democratized technology. Where are the other vaunted leaders of our time in this space?

Don’t tell me it’s because they are busy. Elon is rather busy. It’s not because it is beneath them. Elon could say the same. It cannot be because they don’t know how. The X app makes it extremely easy from any smartphone. You don’t need a studio or any special equipment. Why are they not there?

My theory: their aloofness masks their fear. They don’t want to be grilled. They cannot stand to mix it up with regular people. They consider the rest of us their lessers and not worthy of their time. They think we are stupid and not particularly relevant to their plans for our lives. So they have set themselves apart in every way. This includes housing, methods of travel, social circles, belief systems and otherwise.
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They are the powerful, the insiders, the people who have made it. We are the others and mostly represent a threat. At the very least, we are icky. We are just readers, users, writers, and normal workers. They want nothing to do with us.

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Why are Americans becoming more stupid?

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 13:04

“This is now state of war, fifth generational war – from the inside, not kinetic, but lawfare against the society in order to destroy it. Destroy morals and ethics, the sense of fairness, destroy the understanding that rights only work when tied to responsibilities. Break the family – get young to not marry, be bisexual or gay if possible. Create mental illness (phones, entertainment industry, the ‘health departments, vaccine), increase Crime, increase anti-social behavior, import a vast number of unsuitable people, cause them to not absorb in the native culture to fragment society. Destroy religion. Destroy patriotism.

Remove enlightenment liberalism (the writers of the USA Constitution, for example) and replace the philosophy with Postmodernism, which is basically Satan’s creed. Grow debt past the ability to pay to service it, award entitlements to the public sure to bankrupt the nation as they have to be borrowed to pay them out – then have to borrow to ‘service’ that debt’s interest payments, which is called a ‘doom loop’, borrowing to pay interest on debt….. Make home ownership unaffordable to young so they do not have Families. Basically do everything the Unipartys of all Western Nations do – abetted and run by their ‘Deep States’ and Globalist masters. Keep ‘Forever Wars” burning to justify a secret Police state, the ‘Security Services’ are now watching you, their resources turned inward….

But enough listing – I am sure you know a hundred more insane things being done – and even enforced, to destroy us all. (Kneeling?) drugs, homelessness, just endless.

At the heart of it all is to destroy Enlightenment and Classical Education. One which has good and evil – not ‘correct and incorrect.’ The people are utterly powerless once you replace that with Postmodernism Liberalism. No morals, No ethics, nothing of ultimate importance.

—Reader’s comment.

“Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man.” ― Aristotle

Why are Americans becoming more stupid?

Our entire education system needs a revolution

By: Joel Kotkin, Unherd, February 26, 2024:

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind,” said Winston Churchill. And judging by the state of education in America, it seems both of those empires could soon crumble. The dysfunction is evident from top to bottom: from Ivy League outposts down to the secondary schools. Both are producing a generation that is ill-informed, illiterate and innumerate. In other words, a generation increasingly ill-suited to function as productive citizens in a democracy.

One might expect, then, that the creation of a raft of new universities and schools focused on doing something different would seem like a fundamental necessity. After all, young people are deserting college in droves, with enrolments down by 15% over the past decade; in the lower grades, it’s common to hear talk of “zombie schools”, the product of more than 20% of pupils being “chronically absent”.

And yet, the emergence of these still-small shoots have terrified the educratic establishment. Some claim the shift in emphasis towards classics and civics, now occurring in places such as Florida’s New College, is “sinister development” by nefarious Right-wingers. Similarly, the teachers’ unions have resisted a number of moves to create charter schools — which increase choice in the public system — because they are part of a “war on schools”.

In some cases, the defence of failure is breathtaking. Blue states such as Illinois have worked to all but eliminate charters, even as the Land of Lincoln boasts 53 schools where not one student can do grade-level math and 30 where none can do so in English. These schools are overwhelmingly in Chicago, where a significant increase in spending per student since 2019 seems to have made no impact.

Yet Chicago’s failures are wholly representative. The most recent National Assessments of Educational Progress found that only 27% of eighth graders are proficient in reading, 20% in math, 22% in geography, and a mere 13% in US History. The Covid lockdowns may have accelerated the deterioration, but scores have continued to decline since the pandemic ended. IQ scores, which had been rising for decades, are now falling even among college students.

More influential here is education’s gradual radicalisation, which has its origins at the top of the food chain. Already in 2018, one study of 51 top-rated colleges found that the proportion of liberals to conservatives was generally at least 8 to 1, and often as high as 70 to 1. Five years later, nearly three in five US professors admitted to self-censoring to avoid offending administrators and students.

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What you don’t get about Israelis fighting for their lives

Sun, 02/25/2024 - 14:55

“They fail to understand a traumatized nation facing genocidal foes—one that is united behind a war whose aim is the preservation of their very existence.”

Excerpt from Jonathan Tobin,

A just war

This war is between a democratic nation fighting for its existence against an Islamist movement whose goal is the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people. Yet many outside of Israel, even those who do know the history and essential nature of the two sides in this struggle, such as President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, are increasingly speaking as if the only thing to do is to end the war as soon as possible. They say the aftermath of the war must mean that Hamas survives—and gets away with mass murder. That means the Palestinians are rewarded for such abominations with an independent state that will likely have the ability to pursue the terrorist organization’s goal for many more days like Oct. 7. Somehow, that makes sense in Washington and other places.

But not in Israel.

The overwhelming majority of Israelis, including many, if not most, of those who oppose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, see it very differently. And to understand why, maybe you need to go to Kfar Aza and see the ruins and makeshift memorials to the people who lived in that small kibbutz near the Gaza border who were brutally murdered, raped or kidnapped by Palestinians.

If so, you’ll soon realize that the battle with Hamas isn’t one about Israelis ruthlessly harming Palestinians. Nor is it about “white” oppressors seeking to dominate powerless “people of color,” as many left-wing Americans think. Nor is it one in which tired diplomatic theories about a “two-state solution,” which have repeatedly been rejected by the Palestinian people, can be employed to get a messy situation under control, not to mention ease some of Biden’s political problems.

To be in Israel during this war is to experience both the strength and the fragility of the Jewish state. Yet the general public wouldn’t necessarily think that if all they know of the Middle East is what’s seen on news shows. After all, life goes on pretty much as normal, even if some businesses and farming areas in southern and northern Israel have clearly suffered due to the absence of employees because so many people have been called into active military service. The buses and trains are running, and people still go to the movies and concerts, as well as other normal activities.

The hotels are also full, but not with tourists. That is a key giveaway that something isn’t right. Walk into many hotels in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, and something is a little off. They’re packed with people but not tourists on vacation from abroad. Chat with even a few of the hundreds of thousands of Israelis—families with small children and elderly people prominent among them—who were forced to flee their homes in the south near Gaza and the north near Lebanon, and you get a view of the war that is omitted in the breathless coverage of Palestinian suffering.

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Massacre in Vienna brothel : Muslim migrant suspect is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 20:36

The religion of pieces strikes again. Respect it, islamophobes.

How many of these savages have crossed our border in Biden’s border invasion?

Massacre in Vienna brothel : Suspect is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan

By: Medforth, February 24, 2024:

They called themselves Xixi, Emi, Jimmy and Bella. Now three of them are dead. Their bodies were allegedly mutilated in the small massage parlour “Studio 126a” in the Brigittenau district of Vienna. A suspect has been arrested – it is said to be an Afghan.

The man, who was arrested in the immediate vicinity of the crime scene with a knife in his hand, is said to be an Afghan asylum seeker. He himself was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The suspect’s motive can only be speculated at present. According to “Kurier”, the Afghan could have entered the erotic studio as the last guest of the day, but was turned away there and wounded in his honour. The suspect is presumed innocent.

In any case, the scenes that took place in the red light parlour in the 20th district must have been horrific. A neighbour discovered traces of blood and called the police. Shortly afterwards, the officers found themselves in a nightmare. As Philipp Haßlinger, spokesman for the regional police directorate, reported, the bodies showed massive stab wounds and cuts. The victims were mutilated. The suspect, who was caught a short time later in a park, had to be arrested by the police with the use of a taser.

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Mad Dog Jack Smith Files More Evidence in Secret, Under Seal, Despite Team Trump Objections

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 17:29

What fresh hell is this?

Jack Smith Files More Evidence in Secret, Under Seal, Despite Team Trump Objections

By Tom Ozimek, NTD,  February 23, 2024

Special counsel Jack Smith on Friday filed more evidence, in secret and under seal, without the presence or notification of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys, a practice that the former president’s lawyers have said infringe on their client’s right to open proceedings.

In a Feb. 23 notice of filing at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Mr. Smith’s team indicated that they have filed documents related to an order pursuant to CIPA Section 4 rules, delivering them to a classified information security officer in Fort Pierce, Florida.

President Trump has been charged with retaining national defense information, meaning that his case will be tried under the complex rules laid out in the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), which governs how those documents can be used in court.

A CIPA Section 4 motion asks the judge to redact certain information from the classified documents that are turned over to the defense.
More Secret Filings

Mr. Smith’s latest filing indicates that the documents were submitted ex parte, in camera, and under seal.

An ex parte filing means one submitted to the court by one party to legal proceedings without the presence or notification of the opposing party. An in camera filing is one made behind closed doors, so in secret and without public access.

President Trump’s attorneys have objected to any exhibit being filed ex parte. They have also said they oppose any exhibits being filed under seal but that they would not lodge a formal objection until they have had a chance to review the contents.

The former president’s counsel has accused Mr. Smith of infringing on the rights of President Trump and the public to open proceedings by filing exhibits ex parte.

The case has been marked by a battle over documents, extending the pre-trial motions stage and delaying what was initially scheduled to be a May 20 trial date.

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Georgia University Student Out For a Jog Brutally Murdered By Illegal Alien From Venezuela

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 15:00

The young nursing student was out for a jog. This is the first homicide that has been reported on the campus in 30 years. No media outage and little coverage. No George Floyd protests. No shock and calls for immediate action by the Democrat party of treason.

Post Millennial: A Venezuelan illegal immigrant has been arrested and charged for the murder of Laken Riley, a nursing student who was found dead in a wooded area of University of Georgia at Athens (UGA) campus on Thursday.

Jose Antonio Ibarra, 26, was arrested and booked into Clarke County Jail for the accused murder of Laken Riley and charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, and other criminal violations including kidnapping, according to the Daily Mail.

Ibarra was released into the interior of the US by Customs and Border Patrol because the border crisis had worsened to a point where they did not have enough space at a detention facility to hold him.

Riley, 22, was found dead in the wooded area of campus after a roommate reported her as missing. UGA Police Chief Jeffrey Clark told reporters that this was possibly a “crime of opportunity.”

An illegal immigrant allegedly killed a Georgia student out for a jog in Athens. That man had previously been arrested in NYC for a crime and was released. Joe Biden and Alvin Bragg’s soft on crime policies got this innocent girl killed. https://t.co/0kXStlXAaQ

— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 24, 2024

A 22-year-old woman getting murdered in broad daylight on one of the biggest college campuses in America, allegedly by an illegal immigrant who’d been detained by authorities multiple times already. That’s where we are now.

— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) February 24, 2024

Alex Wise and Laken Riley.

Two young Americans k*lled just in the last two weeks by illegal aliens.

They would be alive today if our border was closed and immigration laws enforced.

But to Biden and this lawless regime, their deaths are acceptable collateral damage. pic.twitter.com/15D9IPERT3

— Western Lensman (@WesternLensman) February 24, 2024

Nursing student Laken Riley did not know suspected killer Jose Ibarra, who is not a US citizen: police

By Patrick Reilly, NY Post, Feb. 23, 2024

A 26-year-old man believed to have entered the US illegally has been charged with murdering nursing student Laken Riley, whose body was found on the University of Georgia campus after going for a run, according to police.

Jose Antonio Ibarra was arrested on Friday for allegedly kidnapping and killing the 22-year-old Augusta University junior, UGA Police Chief Jeffrey Clark told reporters at a press conference Friday night.

Ibarra was not a UGA student and is not a US Citizen, Clark said.

He and Riley had no prior relationship.

“He did not know her at all. I think this is a crime of opportunity where he saw an individual and bad things happened,” Clark said.

Ibarra is a Venezuelan national who illegally crossed the southern border into El Paso, Texas in September 2022, News Nation reported, citing multiple DHS sources. He was released from DHS custody over a lack of detention space, according to the outlet.

Riley, a dean’s list student and sorority member, was found dead with “visible injuries” in a wooded area near Lake Herrick around 12:38 p.m. Thursday.

Clark confirmed Friday that she died of “blunt force trauma.”
Her alleged killer, Jose Antonio Ibarra, was arrested and charged in the killing on Friday.

Ibarra’s apartment in Athens was being searched by authorities while Clark spoke, but he said police had enough evidence to charge him before the search warrant was executed.

“The evidence is robust. It is supported by key input by the community, physical evidence and expert police work. Importantly, we were assisted by video footage from our campus security cameras network,” Clark said.

Three or four persons of interest had been questioned but only Ibaira was charged.

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