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Gunshots Fired Near Teenage Rowers During Competition in California (VIDEO)

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 19:20

The West Sacramento police department is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred near a group of teenage rowers.

The incident occurred two weeks ago on the Sacramento River during a rowing competition for teenagers.

According to KTVU, three gunshots were shot near a group of teens who were on the last stretch of their rowing competition.

A sound of three gunshots was heard in a video of the incident captured by one of the teenager’s parents.

The video also shows the bullets making three splashes near the boat.

Fred Ackerman, the parent of one of the rowers, stated, “I was pretty shocked. I think all of us were. It’s horrifying to think in this peaceful, green setting, the final push of this race—to see and hear that.”

WATCH:

ROWING SCHOOL BOYS WERE SHOT AT IN CALIFORNIA

Footage has emerged of a shooter opening fire in the direction of teenage boys who were rowing down a river in Sacramento.

Parents were watching their sons compete in a race when they heard gunshots whiz by their kids.

One of… pic.twitter.com/2FNBonoIkM

— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) May 10, 2024

Per NBC Bay Area:

Police are investigating after gunshots were fired near a group of teen rowers in the Sacramento area.

The incident happened about two weeks ago on the Sacramento River.

A group of teens with the Oakland Strokes were on the boat at the time of the incident.

East Bay parent Fred Ackerman shared NBC Bay Area the video of the incident from another parent. He said his son was rowing on that boat when the shooting happened.

“To be in that situation and see my child shot at, it’s horrible,” he said. “It’s absolutely horrible and what I experienced pales in comparison to what countless families have experienced.”

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Secret Service Investigates Maine Veteran After Allegedly Joking About Biden Wearing ‘Depends’

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 19:00
Joe Biden (Getty Images)

According to recent revelations obtained exclusively by The Daily Signal, the Secret Service launched an investigation into a Maine man, an Army veteran displaying an “unusual interest” in the Biden family.

The investigation, led by now-retired Secret Service agent John Mazza, was launched in July 2022 after the man made comments on Twitter that were deemed ‘concerning.’

The Secret Service opened a “preliminary protective intelligence investigation” targeting the veteran based on one or more of his Twitter posts.

According to the documents obtained by The Daily Signal, the Secret Service was concerned because this person, whose identity was initially unknown to the agency, “posted statements of unusual interest towards the Biden Family.”

One of the man’s posts that caught the agency’s attention suggested, apparently jokingly, that he planned to “invade the White House and get pics of Biden in his ‘Depends,'” referring to a brand of adult diapers.

However, the Secret Service did not identify any actual threats of violence against the president or his family in the man’s social media activity. Instead, his comments appeared to be in the form of jokes and criticism of the Biden family.

Despite finding no credible threats from the man, the Secret Service extended its investigation beyond the preliminary stage, according to the news outlet.

“Eventually, the Secret Service sought the results of an interview with the Maine man, a photo of him, more results from corroborating interviews, investigative notes, and two different official forms used by the agency. It is not clear whether the Secret Service ever interviewed the Army veteran or conducted the corroborating interviews,” according to The Daily Signal.

Interestingly, the contact information for the lead investigator, John Mazza, was found in the contact files on Hunter Biden’s notorious abandoned laptop.

Mazza, who is now retired, was previously assigned to the Secret Service division that provides protection to the vice president, the position Biden held from 2009 to 2017, as well as some of the vice president’s family members.

The presence of Mazza’s contact information on Hunter Biden’s laptop has raised questions about the potential connections between the Secret Service and the Biden family. A former Secret Service agent interviewed by The Daily Signal described the situation as “extremely irregular.” 

For more detailed information, you can view the full report here.

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Trump Goes Off on Crooked Judge Merchan, Says He’s Willing to go to Jail for the Constitution in Fiery Presser Outside NYC Courthouse (VIDEO)

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 18:40

President Trump was in court once again on Friday for Alvin Bragg’s Soviet-style Stormy Daniels ‘hush money’ lawfare trial.

Trump was accused of paying porn star Stormy Daniels, AKA, Stephanie Clifford, ‘hush payments’ through his then-attorney Michael Cohen in a scheme to silence her and stop the story about their alleged affair from being published in the National Enquirer.

The payments made to Stormy Daniels did NOT come from Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The payments were made through internal business records – there was no tax deduction taken and there was no obligation to file it with the FEC, according to Trump attorney Joe Tacopina.

Bragg alleged Trump committed fraud because the payment was labeled “legal fees.”

Bragg’s biased prosecutors called in the final witnesses to testify on Friday after Stormy blew it on the witness stand this week.

Trump walked out of the courthouse with a stack of news articles in hand and went off on the crooked judge’s gag order. He also blasted Joe Biden.

Trump said he’s willing to go to jail for the Constitution.

“The judge is corrupt. The whole thing is fake,” Trump said flanked by his lawyer Todd Blanche. “The judge wants to put me in jail. I would be very proud to go to jail for our Constitution.”

Trump also trashed Joe Biden: “Biden lies about everything, including his golf game!”

WATCH:

JUST IN—President Trump gives an extended statement to the press outside of the NYC courtroom and has a stack of press headlines excoriating Biden and the Democrats’ law fare scam, AKA not breaking the gag order!

“Biden lies about everything, including his golf game!” pic.twitter.com/LP8ThVxsmv

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 10, 2024

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NYPD Releases Images of Rapist Who Used Belt to Drag Woman’s Unconscious Body Onto Bronx Street in Sex Attack – Suspect ID’d

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 18:20

Update: Police identified the rapist as Kashaan Parks, 39.

The New York Police Department released new images of the monster who dragged a woman in between two cars in the Bronx and raped her.

A shocking video posted to X showed a man wrapping a belt around a woman’s neck, dragging her body onto a street in New York City, and raping her.

According to NYPD, the 45-year-old woman was attacked and sexually assaulted near 152nd Street and 3rd Avenue in the Bronx on May 1 around 3 am.

The attacker covered his face with a white towel as he assaulted the woman.

The video posted to X does not show the entire assault.

WATCH (graphic warning):

Graphic Warning: Disgusting video out of New York shows a man snag a woman with a belt before dragging her behind a vehicle. Video was posted online without further information.
If you recognize this man contact your local police. #nyc #newyork #crime pic.twitter.com/5111yRTJwQ

— PPV_TAHOE (@ppv_tahoe) May 9, 2024

No arrests have been made.

Police are urging anyone with information about this horrific assault to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

NYPD last Thursday night released new images of the monster who sexually assaulted the woman earlier this month:

WANTED for RAPE: On 5/01 at 5 AM in the vicinity of East 152 Street and 3 Avenue in the Bronx, a 45-year-old female was walking when an unknown individual approached her from behind, wrapped an object around her neck, and pulled her to the ground causing her to lose… pic.twitter.com/GXqMamhxwl

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 10, 2024

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Dr. Deborah Birx With MASSIVE Confession Regarding VACCINES | Beyond the Headlines

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 18:00

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During the COVID pandemic, there were a few big names we saw on our TVs daily — one of those was former White House coronavirus response coordinator, colloquially known as the “Scarf Lady”. Along with her were Dr. Anthony Fauci and a gang of other vaccine pushers — however, it seems she’s changed her tone regarding the jab. What exactly did she say, and what does it mean for the vaccine at large?

Maria Zeee goes over all this and more on today’s Beyond the Headlines! 

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GOING VIRAL: Thomas Jefferson University Graduation Announcer Botches Common Names During Ceremony (VIDEO)

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 17:40
Credit: @colleenb415/Tiktok

A recent graduation ceremony at Thomas Jefferson University has become the talk of social media for all the wrong reasons.

The commencement event was marred by the unique pronunciations of graduates’ names by the announcer, with even common names like Elizabeth and Thomas—ironically, the university’s namesake—being butchered beyond recognition.

One TikTok user, @colleenb415, posted a video from the ceremony with the caption, “Please tell me how one can be allowed to speak at college commencement and mess up that badly.”

The video went viral, amassing over 7 million views within 17 hours. In the clip, the announcer could be heard fumbling simple names.

Social media users are baffled at how the announcer was permitted to continue, despite the errors becoming increasingly apparent.

WATCH:

i am in tears laughing so hard at this how can you possibly mispronounce THOMAS pic.twitter.com/YITSQ5MzKO

— drake c. toll, party animal. (@drakectoll) May 10, 2024

Here’s a clearer version:

The commencement presenter at Thomas Jefferson University accidentally read off the phonetic spellings of each graduate’s name and oh my god. pic.twitter.com/DVLGibmnRZ

— Michael Collier (@MikeACollier) May 10, 2024

Below are some of the comments:

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Another creator, @sauc.y, shared a video where the announcer publicly apologized, saying, “And my apologies for the phonetic spelling, er, pronunciation of the names that were on the cards. I would have done better just reading from the book. Apologies graduates.”

According to @sauc.y, the announcer took nearly 30 minutes to realize the extent of the issue.

WATCH:
@sauc.y Replying to @lucy_gillian #greenscreenvideo ♬ original sound – Saucy

Lauren Conway, who was one of the nursing graduates, reflected on the incident.

“Someone went up to her and was like “read just the names not the phonetic spelling” and then she took one of the commencement books and read names,” Conway wrote. “She apologized… I think she just didn’t realize and was possibly flustered!!

The incident prompted a flurry of questions on TikTok about how such mistakes could happen, with another commenter writing, “Even if it was written phonetically, how?” Some social media users attributed it to the DEI agenda.

To give context to the mishaps, phonetics is the scientific study of speech sounds. For example, the name ‘Thomas’ has a few variations, but the standard pronunciations include ‘TAW-muhs’ and ‘TOM-uhs.’ Similarly, ‘Elizabeth’ can vary but typically includes ‘ee-LIH-zuh-beth’ or ‘el-LIZ-uh-beth.’

The gaffe-ridden ceremony has undoubtedly put Thomas Jefferson University in an unwanted spotlight.

Others pointed out that the scene is reminiscent of a humorous moment from a Key & Peele sketch, where names are humorously mispronounced.

WATCH:

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Far-Left Eco-Extremists Break Through Police Barriers – Attempt to Storm a German Tesla Factory Near Berlin (VIDEOS)

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 17:20

Germany is overrun with eco-activists of all stripes that take advantage of the ambiguity of the ‘traffic light’ (Ampel) coalition led by deeply unpopular chancellor Olaf Scholz.

On the one hand, Scholz’s coalition has leaders that are pro-business and pro-capitalism. On the other hand, it harbors ‘green’ politicians that incentivize the kind of disruption undertaken by ‘activists’ that hurt businesses and, therefore, the ailing German economy.

Now, it’s the Tesla Berlin EV plant that is in the eco-fascists’ sights.

Express reported:

“Protesters have stormed the fence at Tesla Gigafactory in Germany in the latest blow to Elon Musk’s embattled company.

It comes after Tesla told workers at the Berlin facility to stay home Friday after environmental activists announced they would be staging protests outside the site.”

Radical activists storm Tesla gigafactory near Berlin

Storming under a red flag with the slogan “Disrupt capitalism, create future!”

Some 1,200 activists from across Europe gathered outside a factory in the village of Grünheide near Berlin on Thursday, Bild reported. They set… pic.twitter.com/RqcpxPp4Py

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) May 10, 2024

German media reports that some 1,200 people were protesting outside the Tesla factory on this morning. This is the largest demonstration at the plant to date.

Some demonstrators broke through police barriers before being stopped by officers.

Tesla factory near Berlin.

Tesla told workers to remain home today (10). Yesterday it was a holiday in Germany, so the staff is having a four-day break.

The factory was closed today ‘out of concern for the safety of employees’.

“It marked the second time Tesla has closed operations at the facility this year. In March, a group of environmental activists reportedly claimed responsibility for an explosion that destroyed a high-voltage electricity pylon, cutting off the power supply to the factory.

According to reports, eco-activists have also been encamped in the forest surrounding the facility for weeks.”

BREAKING: Far-left extremists just tried storming a Tesla factory near Berlin: pic.twitter.com/yspqWa0afZ

— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) May 10, 2024

Tesla wants to expand the factory with a freight depot, warehouses and a company kindergarten. That would entail cutting more than 100 hectares (247 acres) of forest.

AOL reported:

“A stoppage of the plant’s production lines this Friday was announced back in January, CNN affiliate RTL  reported late Tuesday, quoting a Tesla spokesperson. But with the protests ‘in mind,’ the electric vehicle maker has decided that all other workers at the factory should also stay at home, RTL said.”

Friday is a so-called “bridge day” between the holiday and the weekend.

“People opposed to Elon Musk’s plans to more than double the production capacity of Tesla’s only factory in Europe [were] planning four days of protests, starting Wednesday [8].

Disrupt, a coalition of self-declared anti-capitalist protest groups, argues that the expansion would require clearing swathes of the surrounding forest and would further strain local water supply.”

Anyone who, like #Tesla, still invests in Germany, not only faces excessive bureaucracy and immense energy costs but also ideologized extremists, euphemistically referred to as “activists” by the media. This is the new “Made in Germany” under the “Ampel government”. #AfD pic.twitter.com/IuptqFzt6h

— Alice Weidel (@Alice_Weidel) May 10, 2024

Brandenburg police has prepared for ‘extensive’ operations.

“’Disruptive protests as well as criminal acts typical of this kind of gathering cannot be ruled out’, they said in a statement. ‘Consequently, the police are prepared for both a peaceful and non-peaceful outcome. If crimes are committed, the police will intervene resolutely’.

[…] The activists, calling themselves the ‘Volcano Group’, wrote in a letter published on the alternative German media website Kontrapolis that they had ‘sabotaged’ the plant because it ‘consumes Earth, resources, people, labor and spits out 6,000 SUVs, killer cars and monster trucks per week’.”

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NOAA WARNING: “Severe Geomagnetic Storm” Forecast to Hit Earth as Early as Today – Power Grid Blackouts, Internet Outages, and Supercharged Northern Lights Possible

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 17:00
Credit; Earth.com

A G4 severe geomagnetic storm is forecast to impact Earth later today, according to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This marks the first time in nearly two decades that officials have warned such an event could occur.

NOAA decided to issue a watch for the storm after forecasters observed multiple earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CME’s) earlier this week.

The agency notes these earth-directed coronal mass ejections could arrive as early as midday Friday, May 10, 2024, and persist through Sunday, May 12, 2024, in what they call an “unusual event.”

Credit: NOAA.gov

As the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) notes, CME’s are “large expulsions of plasma and magnetized particles from the Sun’s corona.” They can explode in size as they approach the Earth’s surface and cause geomagnetic storms upon arrival.

According to SWPC, the particles ejected by the sun cause disruptions in Earth’s magnetosphere during a geomagnetic storm. The center notes powerful storms can even affect the Earth’s ionosphere by adding energy in the form of heat. This heat can “increase the density and distribution of density in the upper atmosphere, causing extra drag on satellites in low Earth orbit.”

Because of this, significant disruptions in navigation systems, radio communications, internet outages and power grid blackouts are all possible. This can potentially affect the daily lives of millions of people around the globe.

Space.com reports one flare peaked in the early hours this morning (May 10) at 2:54 a.m. (0654 GMT) and triggered either temporary or complete loss of high frequency (HF) radio signals across Asia, eastern Europe, and eastern Africa.

Officials say a supercharged Northern Lights spectacle is a likely impact from this storm from late Friday and into Saturday. During the storm, auroras are forecast to be visible across the United States, even as far south as Alabama.

CBS News notes the true strength of the storm will be known until approximately 8 p.m. ET on Friday when the CMEs are about a million miles from Earth.

Shawn Dahl, service coordinator at the Space Weather Prediction Center, said officials expect a ” big shock arrival” when the CMEs hit Earth. As CBS News reported, Dahl said that while officials aren’t predicting a G5 storm (the most potent possible geomagnetic storm), they are not ruling out a “low-end G5 event.”

This marks the first time a storm watch has been issued for a G4 since January 2005. CBS News notes there are about 100 severe geomagnetic storms every solar cycle, but only three have been noticed in the most recent cycle that began in December 2019.

The last time there was a G5 or extreme geomagnetic storm was in October 2003. This storm caused power outages in Sweden and damaged transformers in South Africa.

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BRUTAL! Bill Melugin Throws Down Against Jim Jordan and GOP Lawmakers – “The House Approved $95 Billion in Foreign Aid and Nothing for the Border. Why Should Republican Voters Trust You?” (VIDEO)

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 16:40
FOX News reporter Bill Melugin confronts Jim Jordan on the lies of House Republicans to secure the border.

Kudos to FOX News reporter Bill Melugin for going where no FOX News reporter has dared to venture before. Melugin asked the most obvious question on overy Republican voter’s mind – why should we keep voting for these cowards and liars?

In April, Speaker Mike Johnson and House Republicans voted to send another $95 billion in military aid to Ukraine, Taiwan, and Israel and NOTHNG for securing our own border with Mexico.

The Final Sellout? Uniparty Devils Sending $95 Billion to Corrupt Foreign Governments – $300 Million Goes for Ukraine Border Security but ZERO DOLLARS for Our Own Border Security

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This was the last straw for millions of Americans who thought they were voting for politicians who actually cared about America First and the global community second.

On Friday FOX News host Bill Melugin could not hold back any longer and asked Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan - who is holding meetings on the open border on Friday - why Republican voters should support the Republicans in Congress when they will send $95 billion overseas but not spend a dime on US border security!

Jim Jordan: We're on pace, Bill, to get to 12 million migrants coming into the country in the four years of the Biden administration. The magnitude of that number, that's equivalent to the entire population of the state of Ohio. We're the seventh largest state. That is how bad this is. And now suddenly, Joe Biden, because he's close to the election, and this is front and center on American people's minds, he's thinking about, well, maybe we need to change the asylum ruling and how we handle asylum, proving, as Senator Johnson said, that he could have done this all along. So we'll see what happens... We're out here today to hear from ranchers, to hear from border patrol agents, and to, frankly, hear from a mom who lost two children because of this fentanyl issue, just to underscore how bad it's gotten under Joe Biden.

Bill Melugin:  Yeah. And, congressman, real quick, Republican voters gave you guys a majority in the House during the midterms back in 2022, hoping something would be done on the border. You guys have had all sorts of press conferences at the border, field tours, border visits. I've been there for a lot of them. But at the end of the day, the House approved $95 billion in a foreign aid and nothing for the border. Why should Republican voters trust you guys to get something done on the border at this point?

Jim Jordan: Well, two things. One, we did pass good legislation last year that's been sitting in the United States Senate, and they won't take it up. That legislation would have solved the problem because it would have went back to the policies that were working under President Trump on asylum and everything else. Second, I didn't vote for that package. I thought that was the wrong way to go. I thought we should have tried to leverage that foreign aid to get something on the border. What I advocated is simple, use the power of the purse. No money can be used to process or release into the country any new migrants. That's what we should have done. Unfortunately, we didn't get the votes for that. But we need President Trump in the White House. We need Republicans in control of the Congress so we can enact House Bill 2 that we passed last year that would solve the problem.

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Saudis Are Using Lethal Force To Displace Villagers and Clear Land for a Futuristic Desert City ‘The Line’

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 16:20

It’s a recurring notion in our world that Utopia can only be ushered through the use of bloodshed.

The people who happen to stand in the way of ‘progress’ can sometimes only be displaced by force.

Take Saudi Arabia, for example, who are in the process of building the futuristic city ‘Neom’ in an area of the desert described by Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman as the perfect ‘blank canvas’.

But is it? The Saudi government admits that more than 6,000 people have been moved for the project.

Now, it arises that Saudi authorities authorized the use of lethal force to clear the land.

BBC reported:

“Col Rabih Alenezi says he was ordered to evict villagers from a tribe in the Gulf state to make way for The Line, part of the Neom eco-project. One of them was subsequently shot and killed for protesting against eviction.”

Neither the Saudi government nor any of the dozens of global companies building Neom agreed to comment.

Neom, Saudi Arabia’s $500bn (£399bn) eco-region, is part of its Saudi Vision 2030 strategy which aims to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil. Its flagship project, The Line, has been pitched as a car-free city, just 200m (656ft) wide and 170km (106 miles) long – though only 2.4km of the project is reportedly expected to be completed by 2030.”

In three of the villages demolished – al-Khuraybah, Sharma and Gayal – homes, schools, and hospitals have been wiped off the map.

Exiled in the UK, Colonel Alenezi was tasked to clear al-Khuraybah, 4.5km south of The Line, populated by the Huwaitat tribe.

The order stated that ‘whoever continues to resist [eviction] should be killed, so it licensed the use of lethal force against whoever stayed in their home’.

Alenezi escaped the mission on invented medical grounds, but it was completed.

“Abdul Rahim al-Huwaiti refused to allow a land registry committee to value his property, and was shot dead by Saudi authorities a day later, during the clearance mission. He had previously posted multiple videos on social media protesting against the evictions.

A statement issued by Saudi state security at the time alleged al-Huwaiti had opened fire on security forces and they had been forced to retaliate. Human rights organisations and the UN have said he was killed simply for resisting eviction.”

Dozens of villagers were detained resisting evictions, sometimes prosecuted on terror-related charges, five of whom are on death row.

Those required to move for The Line have been offered compensation, but values paid out have been much lower than the amount promised.

“According to Col Alenezi, ‘[Neom] is the centrepiece of Mohamed Bin Salman’s ideas. That’s why he was so brutal in dealing with the Huwaitat.’ al-Enezi now lives in the UK for his own safety.”

Displaced villagers were extremely reluctant to speak to the BBC, fearing it could endanger their detained relatives.

“But Col Alenezi has no regrets about his decision to disobey orders regarding Saudi’s futuristic city. ‘Mohamed Bin Salman will let nothing stand in the way of the building of Neom… I started to become more worried about what I might be asked to do to my own people’.”

Read more:

Saudi Arabia Unveils Plans For Dystopian “Linear” City That Will Cram 9 Million People Into a Giant 109-Mile-Long Mirrored Wall (VIDEO)

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Student At Philadelphia’s Leaders Academy Cultural Day Event Praises Jihad And Martyrdom

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 16:00
Image: screenshot courtesy of MEMRI

When they tell you who they are, believe them.

On May 7,  Philadelphia’s Leaders Academy held a cultural day event. They shared a video on their YouTube channel of remarks by a student, Raneem Mustafa, where she spoke about Palestine.

According to a translation by MEMRI, Mustafa praised Jihad as the “pinnacle of Islam” and praised the “martyrdom” of the people of Gaza.

According to Mustafa, the men of Gaza have taught her what “real men” are and that “real sacrifice” is sacrificing their souls and children for the sake of their homeland.

Via MEMRI:

Mustafa: “The tragedy of our people in Gaza is grave. Lives are lost and there is total destruction. We are going through the most significant days, in which the pinnacle of Islam is realized – Jihad for the sake of Allah to elevate Truth. This is a path followed by the people of Gaza on behalf of the entire nation. They are saying to Allah day and night: ‘Oh Lord, take our souls until You are satisfied.’ This clearly shows that these are people who love life – the martyrs are alive, and are sustained by their Lord.

“Gaza is teaching us that real men are revealed in times of hardship, when all the masks are removed, and that the Islamic nation’s glory will only be achieved through faith and principles, that real sacrifice is sacrificing one’s soul and one’s children for the sake of the homeland, and that the occupiers are cowards who can fight only when there are no real men on the battlefield. They inherited this from their forefathers about whom Allah said [in the Quran]: ‘They will not fight you all except within fortified cities or from behind walls.’

“The people of Gaza have taught us a lot. We ask ourselves, ‘What are the women of Gaza made of?’ when we see them wallowing in the blood of their children, screaming: ‘Oh Allah, accept them as sacrifices for the Al-Aqsa Mosque.'”

Watch:

MEMRI notes that the Philadelphia chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS) previously shared videos from the Leaders Academy’s “One Ummah Day” events from 2017 and 2019, in which young students sang “Chop off their heads!” and expressed their will to become martyrs for the sake of Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Following backlash from the 2023 incident, MEMRI reported that the organization claimed that a “process” has been put in place to prevent the repetition of such an “unintended mistake.”

Ms. Mustafa clearly did not get the memo.

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While America Props Up Ukraine, Former Afghan Soldiers Trained by U.S. Forces Are Coming to the Aid of Russia—And It’s Through Their Embassy in Iran

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 15:45
Image: Wikimedia Commons (Afghanistan Media Operations Center Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Dillon)

Ironically, a growing number of soldiers once trained in Afghanistan to fight against the Taliban alongside U.S. forces are now teaming up with Russia to defeat Ukraine—not through Wagner Group, but simply through the Russian embassy in Iran.

Ahmad Ehsan (a pseudonym) is one of more than tens of thousands of Afghan interpreters and others who fought alongside U.S. forces and were left behind to be hunted by the Taliban after the U.S. withdrawal from the country in August 2021. With the fear of torture or death, if he’s found, Ehsan used a pseudonym and an encrypted messaging service to communicate with the author.

Prior to U.S. withdrawal from the country, he said an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Afghan special forces fought alongside the Americans. While it’s unclear how many members of the Afghan commandos fled to Iran after the fall of Kabul, in 2022, Wagner Group was widely recognized as the leader of efforts to recruit the highly skilled soldiers to support Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. More recent news reports suggest the mercenary group has rebranded itself as the Africa Corps—or the Russian “Expeditionary Corps.”

That hasn’t stopped the flow of Afghan soldiers from Iran to Russia. In fact, according to Ehsan, it’s more widespread. Although they’re still prioritizing special forces soldiers, he claims that former Afghan commanders are working directly with diplomats at the Russian embassy in Iran. Having served under their command at times, these past military leaders are responsible for finding and reaching out to former Afghan soldiers within the country who were once trained by U.S. forces and NATO.

Although he’s still hiding from the Taliban in Afghanistan, Ehsan provided the form being given to former members of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). Written in the Persian language, the form requests an applicant’s name, rank, duration of service, last responsibility and duty, date of entry into Iran, place of birth, district name, religion, ethnicity, national registration number, passport number, and more.

“They’re filling out these contracts and they’re being sent directly to the Russian embassy in Iran for processing,” Ehsan said, explaining, “They’ll evacuate these people to Russia, and I’m one hundred percent sure they’ll use these soldiers in the Ukraine war.” Completed forms are often collected by former Afghan commanders through WhatsApp and other private messaging services. The applications of commandos, ANSF, and other security elements are then delivered to the Russian embassy in Tehran.

Once a Partner, Now a Problem

Sources tell Ehsan that the Russian government is promising money and citizenship to the former soldiers in return, providing the largest rewards to former Afghan commandos trained by the United States.

Many of those who are accepting the offer either need the money or they are acting out of spite, according to Ehsan. “For those who once fought alongside Americans, but now feel betrayed by the U.S. government [for withdrawing from Afghanistan], they are willing to fight for Russian interests,” he explained. He confirmed, they are now enemies to the United States.

On April 24, President Joe Biden signed over $61 billion dollars as part of an aid package to assist Ukraine in their fight against Russia. The package includes air defense capabilities, artillery rounds, armored vehicles, and other weapons to shore up Ukrainian forces.

While the White House has denied it has any evidence to support the claim that Russia may be asking the Taliban to help replenish its weapons cache and more, it must not be forgotten that more than $7 billion worth of American military equipment, including aircraft, vehicles, munitions, guns, communication equipment, and other gear, was left behind in Afghanistan after U.S. withdrawal.

One can only speculate if Russia is using American military equipment in their fight against Ukraine, while evidence clearly indicates they are using an undisclosed number of former Afghan soldiers previously trained by U.S. forces in the war. Whether one or both assertions are true, the fact of the matter is U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was an abject failure. Outside of the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, for some service members like Connor Izunya (a pseudonym), it was a waste of 20 years for those involved in America’s longest war.

Izunya spoke to The Gateway Pundit on the condition of anonymity, fearing reprisals from the U.S. government. With over 20 years of service in the Army and three deployments to Afghanistan, and while serving in the Special Forces, the Sergeant First Class helped train soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) Special Operations Command. Some of these may be the same soldiers being solicited in Iran for Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Interestingly, he recalls an agreement that Afghan special operators signed to not engage U.S. Armed Forces in the combat in the future, but questions how that might unfold in Ukraine, particularly if U.S. troops were ever engaged in combat against Russia.

On the one hand, Izunya applauded the courage of the Afghan soldiers he worked with, calling it “something they’re born with.” For him, “it takes a special kind of courage to fight for something [like democracy] that doesn’t exist, knowing that you could be killed in combat for it.” He added that “it’s boundless and borderless,” and something considers “an embodiment of the warrior race.”

But on the other hand, he understands the betrayal felt by Afghan soldiers and interpreters as the U.S. withdrew all forces from the region. “Many were promised to be relocated to America, but tens of thousands were not,” he said. “Many were good people and deserved to have more opportunity, but they were lied to.”

In Izunya’s opinion, “America overpromised and underdelivered.” He’s not surprised they’re looking for opportunity in Iran or Russia. “A return to Afghanistan would result in death [at the hands of the Taliban], so why wouldn’t they use the skills they’ve learned for combat to make a living?” he asked. “Why wouldn’t they also be vindictive, considering how the U.S. used them?” The U.S. government can be blamed for any disdain they might have toward American interests, he added.

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BREAKING: Biden Regime One Step Closer to Jailing Steve Bannon – DC Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Conviction for Contempt of Congress

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 15:30

The Biden Regime is one step closer to jailing former Trump aide and conservative firebrand Steve Bannon.

Steven Bannon is also the host of the most pro-MAGA podcast “The War Room.”

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Bannon’s conviction for contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena related to the sham January 6 investigation.

Bannon does not need to report to prison right away. He has 7 days to request an en banc review (a decision from the court’s entire slate of judges) or he can petition the US Supreme Court.

NBC News reported:

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld Steve Bannon’s conviction on two counts of contempt of Congress.

Bannon was convicted after a trial in 2022 and sentenced to four months in prison. The trial judge, however, stayed Bannon’s sentence, allowing him to remain free pending his appeal.

Bannon still has the option of asking the full bench of the D.C. Circuit to hear his case, or he can petition the U.S. Supreme Court for review.

An order issued by the D.C. Circuit said the judges’ mandate will not officially take effect until seven days after further appeal attempts are resolved. That means Bannon is unlikely to have to report to prison immediately.

After deliberating for three hours, a DC jury in July 2022 found Steven Bannon guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas to the controversial and completely biased January 6 Select Committee.

A federal judge previously denied Steve Bannon’s request for a new trial and dismissal in the contempt of Congress case.

Bannon refused to provide documents to the January 6 Committee because President Trump asserted executive privilege.

“Based on long-standing U.S. Department of Justice authority, you should not appear for deposition or provide documents,” Bannon argued.

Former Gorsuch clerk and regular guest on Bannon’s “War Room” Mike Davis said, “Today’s ruling by the DC Circuit on Steve Bannon’s claim of executive privilege is both shameful and predictable, as the DC courts are filled with partisans and cowards.”

“We’ve had constitutional executive privilege for 250 years, going back to George Washington,” Davis said.

“So Presidents can get candid advice from their presidential advisors (both inside and outside of government( without fear they will get hauled before Congress—and especially not get thrown in prison,” he added.

Today’s ruling by the DC Circuit on Steve Bannon’s claim of executive privilege is both shameful and predictable, as the DC courts are filled with partisans and cowards.

We’ve had constitutional executive privilege for 250 years, going back to George Washington.

So Presidents…

— Mike Davis (@mrddmia) May 10, 2024

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Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Resign Their Titles Within Two Days of Each Other Amid Reports of ‘Toxic Atmosphere’

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 15:15

On Friday, the social media director for the Miss USA organization, Claudia Michelle, stepped down, announcing her decision in a post to Instagram.

Three days later, the reigning Miss USA, Noelia Voigt, also posted on Instagram that she had resigned from the title of Miss USA 2023, citing her mental health.

Two days after that, UmaSofia Srivastava, who had been crowned Miss Teen USA 2023, also announced on Instagram that she was giving up her title.

What, one might ask, is going on at Miss USA?

According to the New York Post, a source who knows all three said they had coordinated their resignations.

“The decision was not easy. Noelia and UmaSofia are extremely dedicated people who worked incredibly hard for the pageant. The decisions were not taken lightly. They all decided to do this together,” the insider reportedly told the Post.

“They are afraid of speaking out more at this time because of the organization,” the anonymous source added. “They don’t want this to have any lasting harmful effect on their futures.”

Details about what, specifically, was at the root of the problem at Miss USA were somewhat sparse, and almost universally sourced anonymously, making their verification all but impossible.

Michelle, however, hinted at serious dysfunction at the highest levels of the organization.

Michelle, who said in her post that she had not signed a non-disclosure agreement as had Voigt and Srivastava and was therefore more free to speak openly, wrote of Voigt that she’d seen a “decline in her mental health” while working closely with her at the organization, and that she’d also “seen firsthand the disrespect towards Uma and her family.”

She said both title-holders had been “threatened” by the organization’s “social media rules and guidelines” — rules and guidelines that Michelle herself, as social media director for Miss USA, hadn’t even seen.

“I feel the way current management speaks about their titleholders is unprofessional and inappropriate; I disavow workplace toxicity and bullying of any kind,” she wrote.

“This toxic atmosphere is a serious concern,” a source close to the situation reportedly confirmed to the Post. “There is an urgent need for intervention at the leadership level.”

You can read their statements regarding their resignations below.

 

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Statement on Instagram from UmaSofia SrivastavaStatement on Instagram from UmaSofia Srivastava regarding her resignation as Miss Teen USA 2023. (Instagram screen shot)

“How have we not prioritized mental health among title holders in light of what happened to Cheslie Kryst?” Dani Walker, a former Miss Montana and pageant coach, asked in a YouTube video posted Wednesday, speaking of a former Miss USA who committed suicide in 2022. “For me there is no valid excuse as to why Noelia should be resigning because of her mental health.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Voter GA Reports 1.7 Million 2020 Election Ballot Images Were Destroyed in Georgia

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 15:00

Guest post by Joe Hoft at JoeHoft.com – republished with permission

Garland Favorito and Voter GA have evidence that 1.7 million ballot images across Georgia from the 2020 Election disappeared and/or were destroyed.

Favorito and VoterGA presented information in a press conference in November of 2021. In this presentation, VoterGA reported that ballot images that are required by law to be maintained by the state after every election were missing and apparently destroyed in multiple counties across Georgia. He provided a map of these counties.

74 out of 159 counties did not provide ballot images indicating that they were destroyed.

Again, destroying ballot images goes against Federal and State law.

Here is one slide from the presentation showing 325,000 missing ballot images in Cobb County alone.

Favorito and VoterGA reported this information in a presentation that is now online and shared below:

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At the time of that presentation, VoterGA apparently did not have the total number of ballots represented by the 74 counties that could not supply ballot images when requested.

A slide from a presentation a few weeks later included that amount.

1.74 million ballot images disappeared and/or were destroyed in Georgia after the 2020 Election.

This is not entirely a surprise as we now know that signature verification was not performed for mail in ballots in Fulton County.

Despite all this evidence, Georgia’s Secretary of State office employee Gabe Sterling calls those who report on election issues in the 2020 election in Georgia “Liars”.

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Georgia’s Gabe Sterling Insinuates Georgians Who Claim There Were Issues in 2020 Election Are “Liars” Including Governor Kemp Who Confirmed 2020 Election Issues

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AI may be the biggest propaganda weapon the world has ever seen and globalists are already lying about how it will be used

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 14:45

Guest post by Leo Hohmann on Substack – republished with permission

Sam Altman, the CEO of Open AI, says his AI product — called ChatGPT — is super intelligent yet neutral in its political persuasion.

Patrick Wood, editor in chief at Technocracy.News, decided to try a little experiment and he published the results in an article at his website. First, he points out that ChatGPT “learns from a woke Internet, and second, it is programmed to filter out narratives hostile to globalist elites.”

Wood got a paid subscription to ChatGPT and set out to prove, or disprove, Altman’s statements about the neutrality of this product.

Wood asked: “I am worried about the safety of mRNA-based vaccines. Should I be concerned or not?”

ChatGPT responded: “It’s completely normal to have concerns about new vaccines, like mRNA-based ones. However, it’s important to know that these vaccines have undergone rigorous testing for safety and efficacy before being approved for use. The mRNA technology has been studied for years and has shown promising results in protecting against diseases like COVID-19.”

ChatGPT expounded further, adding:

“If you have specific concerns or questions about mRNA vaccines, I recommend speaking with a healthcare provider or trusted medical professional. They can provide you with accurate information and address any worries you may have. Your health and well-being are important, so it’s always good to seek reliable sources for information.”

Wood then asked a more specific question: “In particular, I am worried about myocarditis.”

ChatGPT’s response?

“I understand your concern about myocarditis. Myocarditis is a rare side effect that has been reported after receiving mRNA vaccines, particularly in younger individuals. However, it’s essential to know that the risk of developing myocarditis after vaccination is very low compared to the risk of severe complications from COVID-19 itself.”

Wood’s conclusion?

“These answers read like a Pfizer or Moderna ad. Rigorous testing? Safety and efficacy? A rare side effect?”

All lies.

Wood goes on to report that new research will be presented later this month at the Conference of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, showing that the artificial intelligence-driven ChatGPT program dispenses propaganda in promotion of “vaccines” that comes directly from official public-health agencies.

Wood reports that in order to combat so-called “vaccine hesitancy,” ChatGPT has been programmed to push whoever uses it into taking whatever injections the government and media are pushing at any given time, arguing that they are all “safe and effective.”

A press release about the new research explains – supportively, mind you – that “vaccine hesitancy, directly linked to misinformation – false, inaccurate information promoted as factual – is on the rise.”

And this AI-powered propaganda extends way beyond the safety and efficacy of mRNA injections (I refuse to even call them vaccines).

Imagine what ChatGPT would say if a curious teenager asked it, “Is transgenderism good for me?” Or, what about a student doing research for a project asking “What are the benefits or detriments of gay marriage for the family and society?” Or how about this one: “Should abortion be regulated or restricted in a free and democratic society like America?” How about euthanasia?

I think you already know the answers.

As a propaganda tool, the potential to remake young minds is endless.

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Sharika Soal: It’s Time For America To Move On From “Black Face” Outrage

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 14:30

 

We have reached zero days without nonsense in America.

Despite liberal outrage that resulted in false accusations of wearing blackface, two California teenagers have been compensated more than $1 million after proving that the face masks they used were green acne masks.

Expelled Students Win $1 Million for ‘Blackface’ that Wasn’t Blackface via @gatewaypundit https://t.co/lAZxPkzKAH

— The Gateway Pundit (@gatewaypundit) May 8, 2024

Let me start by saying at this point in society, blackface is the least of America’s problems or any issue facing black America.

There is a boycott of celebrities among the liberal crowd happening right now, which is a good thing that this generation is finally starting to understand that the elites do not care about them. They only care about making money and being worshipped.

PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO.#blockout2024 is a movement where we collectively block the celebrities/influencers who have refused to use their platforms for people in need. their silence has consequences, and it will only be effective if we mass-block them. pic.twitter.com/2cjAJX0p3S

— jude IS ON STRIKE! (@literarycore) May 9, 2024

So, I find it odd that we are still distracted by issues that boil down to vanity.

The reality is that if liberals keep being overly emotional and reactive to things like box braids, the n-word, and blackface, this country will continue to be taken over by people like Joe Biden. Who I assume is thrilled millions instead put time and energy into getting white males expelled for saying mean things rather than realize America is in a very financially abusive relationship with the American government

Liberal women are online telling the whole world that they are skipping meals to afford baby formula instead of never voting for a Democrat again; they are sitting online supporting Democrat outrage.

All Americans should start to consider the sentiments echoed by conservatives for years that if you keep voting Democrat, one day you won’t be able to afford the wifi bill to come online and complain about the real oppression hard-working Americans are facing.

Let’s do better.

 

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AFPI’s New Book Outlines the National Security Plan for a Second Trump Presidency

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 14:15
Sgt. Michael Misheff, CH-47F Chinook helicopter chew chief for Task Force Flying Dragons, flies the American flag over southern Afghanistan Aug. 28. Task Force Raptor pilots and crew chiefs fly American flags to present with certificates to service members as part of aviation tradition. (Photo courtesy of the US Department of Defense)

 

The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) has just released its new book, “An America First Approach to U.S. National Security,” edited by Fred Fleitz, former Trump Administration National Security Council Chief of Staff. It features sections on the largest security threats facing the country and the world, as well as the policies recommended by key members of the Trump Administration on how to address them. There are sections on the ongoing China threat, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the Hamas attack on Israel. It also addresses the southern border, as well as military policy.

The new book explores the America First approach to national security, highlighting successful elements from the Trump administration while pointing out foreign policy failures under Biden. It emphasizes the need to implement America First policies to counter the numerous threats currently facing the country. The editor hopes that the book will serve as a guidebook for a second Trump administration, helping the incoming president avoid the missteps of the early part of his first term when he seemed unprepared to address foreign policy issues.

One of the book’s authors, Lt. General (Ret.) Keith Kellogg, former Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary of the National Security Council, asserts that the country is at a foreign policy crossroads and must decide which way to go. One option is to follow the failed foreign policy of the Biden Administration. The other is the America First policy of Donald Trump, which has been proven to be successful.

Critics often misinterpret the phrase “America First.”  General Kellogg clarified that “America First foreign policy is not isolationism. America First does not mean America alone.” Morgan Ortagus, another of the book’s authors and a former spokesperson for the Trump State Department, echoed this sentiment, stating that while America First prioritizes U.S. interests, it does so through active engagement with the global community. She emphasized the importance of the U.S. strengthening its global position by forming strong alliances.

General Kellogg and Mr. Fleitz suggest that the Ukraine conflict is a tragic outcome of Biden’s incompetence and chaotic foreign policy, arguing it wouldn’t have happened under Trump. While Putin prefers Biden for his predictability, Trump and his supporters see this as a sign of weakness. The book acknowledges the war’s divisive nature among conservatives and Americans on America’s role and global stability. Nonetheless, they propose a way forward to protect American interests and resolve the conflict.

They predict that Ukraine will begin losing ground as the conflict drags on. Consequently, Kellogg and Fleitz recommend that additional military aid to Ukraine must be conditional on Kyiv’s agreement to enter into peace talks with Moscow. They believe that it will be difficult to get Ukraine and its supporters to agree to give up territory; however, they see this as the only way to stop people from dying.

One recommendation is that as part of the negotiation with Putin, there could be an agreement to delay Ukraine’s NATO entry for many years. Meanwhile, this doesn’t prevent Washington from entering into bilateral defense agreements with Kyiv. This approach would achieve the dual goals of ending the war and ensuring Ukraine’s safety in the future.

The China section, featuring Steve Yates, former National Security Advisor on China to Vice President Dick Cheney, and Adam Savit, the Director for the China Policy Initiative at AFPI, outlines a strategy to counter China’s malign influence while rendering CCP policies irrelevant to average Americans. Measures include prohibiting Chinese nationals from purchasing land within a 50-mile radius of US government buildings. The book highlights China as the foremost national security threat, echoed by the Annual Threat Assessment of the Intelligence Community, the FBI China Threat Report, and the Department of Defense’s Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China report. It emphasizes China’s aim to challenge US hegemony across economic, military, diplomatic, technological, and even space and underwater domains. Recommendations include banning TikTok and CCP-affiliated apps, as well as imposing visa restrictions on Chinese students and researchers.

The Middle East section, penned by Ellie Cohanim, former Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the United States Department of State during the Trump administration, emphasizes that peace in the region hinges on reasserting American strength. Cohanim highlights President Trump as one of the most pro-Israel presidents in history, reaffirming the historical commitment of the United States to support Israel as its key ally in the region. Israel’s significance to U.S. interests lies in intelligence sharing, defense cooperation, and safeguarding American interests in the Middle East. The book proposes providing Israel with a laundry list of advanced military equipment and billions of dollars in military aid to finish the conflict with Hamas.

In the section on the current state of the military, Robert Wilkie, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Undersecretary of Defense, stated that the Biden Administration has lowered physical fitness standards and undermined the morale of the United States military. He also accuses the White House of squandering tax dollars promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion ideology.

Regarding border security, former Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf, AFPI’s Executive Director, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chair for the Center for Homeland Security & Immigration, along with Rob Law, the Director of the Center for Homeland Security and Immigration and Senior Editor at AFPI, assert that the US cannot be considered a sovereign state unless the border is secure. They maintain that the Biden Administration currently has sufficient resources to promptly secure the border, halt human trafficking, and combat drug cartels.

For most conservatives, The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) new book, “An America First Approach to U.S. National Security,” will come across as a wish list of foreign policies aimed at ensuring national security and upholding the country’s global standing.

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Finally! Brave House Republican Drafts Impeachment Articles Against “Quid Pro Joe” Biden – Uses Exact Same Language that Democrats Used in Trump Impeachment

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 14:00

Rep. Cory Mills (R-FL) announced on Thursday he was drawing up impeachment articles against Quid pro Joe Biden for compromising national security by withholding military aid to Israel.

Recall that Democrats impeached President Trump over a phone call with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for asking about Joe Biden’s family corruption and pay-for-play schemes with Ukrainian officials.

Rep. Mills is using the exact same language from the Democrat’s junk impeachment against Donald Trump in his articles of impeachment against Quid Pro Joe.
Genius.

Rep. Mills: The yellow highlighted area was verbatim of Rep. Nadler’s impeachment articles accusing and impeaching President Trump for “Quid Pro Quo”. I have submitted to House counsel and will pursue action tomorrow morning using the Dems’s own language, but Biden’s actual abuse of power.
Quid Pro Joe

Rep. Cory Mills posted this on Twitter.

Part II: The yellow highlighted area was verbatim of Rep. Nadler’s impeachment articles accusing and impeaching President Trump for “Quid Pro Quo”. I have submitted to House counsel and will pursue action tomorrow morning using the Dems’s own language, but Biden’s actual abuse of… pic.twitter.com/bYHrMUG1qr

— Cory Mills (@CoryMillsFL) May 9, 2024

Make this man Speaker!

Newsmax reported:

Mills wrote up the impeachment against the president, referring to him as “Quid Pro Joe,” and using as a template impeachment articles written by Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., accusing then-President Donald Trump of abuse of power in 2019 for withholding aid to Ukraine.

“I have submitted to House counsel and will pursue action tomorrow morning using the Dems’s own language, but Biden’s actual abuse of power,” Mills said in a post to X.

Mills’ post comes hours after Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., called for the House to impeach Biden.

“The House has no choice but to impeach Biden based on the Trump-Ukraine precedent of withholding foreign aid to help with reelection. Only with Biden, it’s true,” Cotton posted to X.

At issue is Biden’s proclamation in an interview Wednesday night that he is withholding heavy munitions from Israel that it could use in its offensive against Hamas terrorists in Rafah. Biden dangled the aid, approved by Congress and signed by him, as a warning against going into Rafah.

On Friday morning House Majority Leader Steve Scalise joined FOX and Friends to discuss the articles of impeachment against Quid Pro Joe.

Ainsley Earhardt: Republicans are drafting the articles of impeachment against President Biden. It was brought up by Corey Mills, Congressman Corey Mills, and he says this, the House has no choice but to impeach President quid pro Joe Biden as vice president. Biden was caught threatening to withhold funding and aid to Ukraine unless they fired the attorney general investigating Burisma. So he’s saying same thing happened in Ukraine, now he’s doing it to Israel by withholding weapons.

Rep. Steve Scalise: Yeah. And Joe Biden himself was critical of previous administrations. What he’s doing is much worse. You can impeach him for this if you look. Well, what we’re going to do is ultimately try to get Israel the weapons they need. We want to help Israel in their fight against Hamas.

I don’t know if Joe Biden has forgotten about it, but a terrorist organization backed by Iran, known as Hamas, invaded Israel, murdered, brutally murdered. Israelis is still holding over 130 hostages, including American citizens.

Where is Joe Biden standing up to Hamas? He seems to want to go after Israel every single day and turn his back on our strongest ally in the Middle East. You’re going to see strong bipartisan support for Israel in the congress. We’ve shown it over and over again. Used to be unanimous. Unfortunately, there is a pro-Hamas wing of the Democrat party that’s taken over. And you see Joe Biden catering to that far left element and turning away from Israel.

Also, they’re. They’re also sanctioning a lot of this anti-Semitism you’re seeing on college campuses. They’re looking the other way towards anti-Semitism, which is a dangerous thing for our country or any country to allow.

7.6 million jewish Americans living in our country.

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Marathon Winner Disqualified After He’s Caught Receiving ‘Unauthorized Assistance’

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 13:45
Esteban Prado, left, won the Orange County Marathon on Saturday, but he was later disqualified after it was discovered he had taken water from his father, right, during the race and not a sanctioned hydration station.

Esteban Prado, left, won the Orange County Marathon on Saturday, but he was later disqualified after it was discovered he had taken water from his father, right, during the race and not a sanctioned hydration station.

A competitive runner from Fountain Valley, California, was stripped of his title as the men’s winner of Saturday’s Hoag Orange County Marathon in California after he was found to have violated the race’s rules.

Esteban Prado, 24, was disqualified after he accepted water from a his dad during the race, in what has been reported as a breach of the event’s regulations, according to KABC-TV.

“I know I won,” Prado said.

Esteban Prado, who spent months training for the marathon and won it, received water from a spectator. And that’s a no-no. https://t.co/a3rglm81wH

— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) May 7, 2024

According to the rules, marathon participants are only permitted to hydrate at official water stations.

OC Marathon’s Race Director Gary Kutschar explained that they were “forced to disqualify a participant” after it was verified that the runner received “unauthorized assistance from an individual on a bicycle, in violation of USA Track & Field rules and our race regulations.”

“We take these rules seriously to ensure fairness and the integrity of our event for all competitors,” Kutschar concluded.

Prado had reportedly trained for approximately four months for the marathon and finished, with a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 54 seconds.

“About like a three- to four-month period of just 100-mile week trainings,” Prado said, according to KNBC. “Just kind of balancing that with work, and also just including that in the weekend.”

He was informed of his disqualification via a call from the race director on Sunday.

A father sees that his son is thirsty. So he hands a bottle of water to his offspring, who takes a slug.

Is that wrong?

Well, yes, it’s a rules violation during a marathon, and it resulted in Esteban Prado being disqualified as the O.C. Marathon winner.https://t.co/9p3OJxgGA9 pic.twitter.com/58N07pwiP3

— David Carrillo Peñaloza (@ByDCP) May 7, 2024

Prado did acknowledge his ignorance of the specific rule against receiving water from spectators, and following his disqualification, Jason Yang of San Pedro was declared the winner with a running time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 11 seconds.

Prado told KABC that he has no interest in contesting the decision, emphasizing that the victory held no tangible benefit for him: “I don’t want to argue over something that’s 15 minutes away from you. You get no money or anything.”

He also stated his belief that Yang had ratted him out to the race’s administrators, telling KABC, “The only person that could see me within range was second place.”

He then took a direct shot at Yang: “You know, if he wanted that congratulations for that first place, if he really felt like he needed it, it’s just for him at the end of the day.”

California marathon winner Esteban Prado disqualified for accepting cup of water from his dad during race: ‘I know I won’ https://t.co/3CfmG6lMoO pic.twitter.com/f5W4xgcB6L

— New York Post (@nypost) May 8, 2024

Unfortunately, this disqualification means Prado cannot use his finishing time to qualify for future races, though he plans to compete again in the fall.

This time, he will be adhering to all regulations.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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