Travis posted on X: Meet Letitia James, current AG of New York whose primary focus is getting Donald Trump. She claims Donald Trump uses his status to overvalue his properties and secure better loan terms. In 2010 her alleged net worth was $100,000. From 2013-2018 she served as the New York City public advocate whose job was to protect citizens and advocate for them. While doing that job, somehow her net worth allegedly went from $100,000 all the way up to $5 million. Since becoming AG her net worth is now estimated to be around $15 million. How does she do it?
National Review Editors: At the end of the Obama administration, Hamas was much richer, stronger, and more accepted than at the start of his administration.
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: This is an essay about surviving. We should be living our lives today with an expectation that something bad will soon happen. That feeling should not dominate our existence or preclude us from pursuing rich and joyful lives, but it should keep us mentally vigilant and physically prepared before disaster strikes. In this Obama-Biden America of open borders, out-of-control violent crime, economic fragility, and international provocations, it is only a matter of time before conflicts abroad become conflicts at home. It is vitally important to keep your head on a swivel.
Michael Bron contributor to Stream.org: I am urging you. I am pleading with you. I am imploring you. Wake up! The irrational hatred of the Jewish people and the demonizing of Israel is reaching proportions so dangerous that if people of conscience do not stand up, speak out, and push back, Jewish blood will start flowing in America, England, and many other countries around the world. Wake up! When Muslims in Sydney Australia are chanting, “Gas the Jews” you know that violence is near. When Jewish students at a university here in America have to hide in a library in fear for their lives, you know that violence is near. When Jewish children in Germany are afraid to go to school and parents warn their children not to wear the Star of David in public you know that violence is near. When I post an image of the Israeli flag on Facebook and draw comments like, “Children killer. Hospital bombers” you know that violence is near.
Monica Showalter contributor to American Thinker: Cash-strapped California has proposed to set electricity rates based on one’s income, not one’s consumption. What could go wrong?
Frank Bergman contributor to SLAY: Devastating leaks from the New Zealand government have revealed that the fully-vaxxed nation has suffered a staggering 3,000 percent spike in excess deaths over the past two years.
NOVEMBER 7, 2023 ELECTIONS
Brown: What to Watch in Tuesday’s Off-Year Election Bonanza
Tuesday will see millions of Americans cast ballots in off-year elections in a handful of states around the country for legislators, governors, and on ballot questions amending state constitutions. While many eyes are still focused on the 2024 presidential race, Tuesday’s state elections provide a chance for both major parties to give their post-midterm ground games and messaging strategies a trial run before 2024 becomes the only show in electoral politics. Here, in no particular order, are the races Townhall is watching. Virginia Legislature . . . Kentucky Governor . . . Ohio Ballot Measures . . . Mississippi Governor . . .
Pennsylvania Supreme Court . . .
A FIRST AMENDMENT WIN
Anderson: Christian Wedding Photographer Who Declined To Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Wins Huge Legal Victory
Virginia state officials agreed to settle a lawsuit with a Christian wedding photographer after he refused to use his business to celebrate same-sex marriage, according to a press release. Bob Updegrove filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jason Miyares and Christine Lambrou Johnson, the director of the state’s Office of Civil Rights, in September 2020 after a state law required him to affirm same-sex marriage in his photography business, according to court documents. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the law firm representing Updegrove, announced Monday that the state had agreed to settle following the recent Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, which determined that the government cannot compel a business owner’s speech, according to a press release. “Free speech is for everyone. As the Supreme Court recently affirmed in 303 Creative, the government can’t force Americans to say things they don’t believe,” Johannes Widmalm-Delphonse, counsel for ADF, said in the press release.
BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP & HIS FORMER TRUMP EMPLOYEES, SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF
Revolver.news: Bombshell: Trump had active security clearance when Jack Smith indicted him in documents case…
The sham classified documents case that Jack Smith is spearheading against President Trump has encountered a couple of very significant setbacks in recent days—setbacks so severe, they have the potential to derail the entire case. President Trump says he has evidence that the Biden administration colluded with various federal agencies to arm Jack Smith with the ammunition for his indictment. Furthermore, he has disclosed an additional bombshell that could once again shake the foundation of the case. The paperwork shows that President Trump maintained an active security clearance at the very time when Jack Smith indicted him in the documents case—a fact the Biden regime was well aware of. Independent investigative journalist Julie Kelly disclosed the specifics in her post on platform X. Here’s what Julie said: . . .
Richardson: ‘Answer The Question’: Sparks Fly As Trump Spars With Judge In NYC Fraud Case
Judge Arthur Engoron ruled before the trial started that Trump and his business exaggerated his net worth and assets, deceiving banks and insurance companies. Democratic Attorney General Letita James, who brought the case against Trump, is seeking to prevent him from doing business in the state and secure $250 million in damages. Trump argued during his testimony that the New York Attorney General’s office underestimated Mar-a-Lago’s value. He said the value of his “brand” alone would have increased the value of his properties, according to The Hill. “If I wanted to build up the statement, like you said I did before you found out just how rich we are, I would’ve added brand value here and I would’ve increased it by tens of millions of dollars,” Trump said, per CNN. Engoron told Trump’s lawyer Chris Kise to “control” his client. “I would think, respectfully — of all witnesses — your honor would want to hear everything this witness has to say,” Kise said, per The Hill. Engoron responded that he did “not want to hear everything this witness has to say.”
Silverio: ‘This Country Is Falling Apart’: Trump Lawyer Delivers Fiery Statement Outside NY Courthouse
Former President Donald Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba delivered a fiery speech Monday outside a New York courthouse, blasting Judge Arthur Engoron, who placed a gag order on her client, and state Attorney General Letitia James.
Habba raged at James for allegedly calling Trump “a liar” inside the courtroom earlier Monday. James brought the civil suit against Trump and his three oldest children in Sept. 2022 seeking $250 million in damages over accusations that the Trump family manipulated asset values to benefit their real estate business.
According to Habba, James said she was “not here to hear what [Trump] has to say.”
Watch the 6:48 minute takedown: https://dailycaller.com/2023/11/06/trump-lawyer-alina-habba-new-york-courthouse-civil-case/
Jeff Clark: “This whole set of charges against him, it’s like the taking of private property”
Watch the 12:25 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3u5fp1-jeff-clark-this-whole-set-of-charges-against-him-its-like-the-taking-of-pri.html
Bannons War Room: 60 Minutes: John Eastman on the Georgia election conspiracy case
Watch the 13:17 minute 60 Minutes video: https://rumble.com/v3tyolk-60-minutes-john-eastman-on-the-georgia-election-conspiracy-case.html
THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES & THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS
Bensman: ‘Attachment A’ Is a Roadmap to Hamas Enablers in the US — Is the FBI Paying Attention?
Is the US-designated terrorist group Hamas active in the United States? Of course it is, as it has been since the early 1990s, albeit limiting its activities mainly to influencing the media and therefore government policy toward Israel, and potentially still illegally fundraising in ways the FBI has not yet uncovered.
If the bureau has even been looking for that anymore. “Hamas supporters have long operated in the United States,” concludes the first bullet point in a fresh October report, “The Hamas Network in America,” by George Washington University’s respected Program on Extremism. We know this much because after the federal government convicted five defendants who ran the largest organized Hamas wing in the United States in November 2008, the US Attorney’s Office in Dallas left behind an 11-page list of unindicted co-conspirators and/or joint venturers known as “Attachment A.” Attachment A is part of a case called United States of America v. the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, an Islamic charity that used to operate in the Dallas area.
(A fedsurrection NOT insurrection?) Heine: New J6 Footage Shows Ray Epps Whispering to ‘Baked Alaska’ ‘We’re Here to Storm the Capitol’
A new report provides fresh evidence that infamous January 6 provocateur Ray Epps may have been an FBI plant. In the first of a two-part series, “Truth in Media” host Lara Logan spoke with Anthime Gionet, also known as “Baked Alaska,” a right-wing influencer formerly associated with the “alt right.” Video footage from January 5, 2021 and earlier indicate that Epps appeared to be particularly interested in Gionet, who was later sentenced to two months in prison for his participation in the riot at the US Capitol. Gionet (Baked Alaska) was one of several people who filmed Epps on the evening of January 5, 2021 outside BLM Plaza as he told Trump supporters “we need to go into the Capitol!” At first, Gionet said he was amused by Epps’ exhortation to breach the Capitol, and yelled ‘let’s go!’ in response, but after he saw him repeat the line several times to different groups that night, he became convinced the “boomer” was an FBI plant and was up to no good.
Read more/Watch the 17:54 minute Laura Logan report: https://amgreatness.com/2023/11/03/new-j6-footage-shows-ray-epps-whispering-to-baked-alaska-were-here-to-storm-the-capitol/
Fleetwood: Government Censorship Op Targeted The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, Sean Davis During 2020 Election
The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway and Sean Davis were among several prominent conservatives targeted by a federal censorship operation carried out during the 2020 election, according to a new bombshell congressional report. Released by the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government on Monday, the interim report documents how the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Global Engagement Center (GEC), which fall within the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department, respectively, colluded with Stanford University to pressure Big Tech companies into censoring what they claimed to be “disinformation” during the 2020 election. According to the analysis, this operation aimed to censor “true information, jokes and satire, and political opinions,” with prominent conservatives such as Hemingway and Davis being among the prime targets. Other notable targets include the social media accounts of former President Donald Trump, Newsmax, Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Harmeet Dhillon, and Charlie Kirk, to name a few. […] At the heart of the federal government’s censorship apparatus, however, was the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), “a consortium of ‘disinformation’ academics led by Stanford University’s Stanford Internet Observatory” that coordinated with DHS and GEC “to monitor and censor Americans’ online speech in advance of the 2020 presidential election.” According to House Republicans’ Monday report, the initiative was developed “at the request” of CISA during the summer of 2020 and effectively allowed federal officials to “launder [their] censorship activities in hopes of bypassing both the First Amendment and public scrutiny.”
BIDEN”S MANDATED mRNA VACCINE
(10/24/23) Berenson: More proof the mRNAs rewire the immune system with unknown long-term effects
The biggest study yet on post-jab IgG4 “class switching” just came out. You will be shocked – SHOCKED – to hear American researchers had nothing to do with it. […] Scientists in the Netherlands carried out the study, which included 604 patients and was funded by the Dutch government. The researchers posted their findings online as a preprint weeks ago, but the paper has received no mainstream media coverage despite its implications. It confirms and expands upon two earlier papers that showed similar immune system changes. (Three shots of mRNA equals IgG4. Nope, nobody saw this coming. Nope, nobody really knows what it means. And nobody in the United States seems too interested in finding out.) […] Because IgG4 is so uncommon when the immune system is working normally, no one really knows what the impact of much-higher-than-normal IgG4 levels may be. “Accurately deciphering the negative consequences, if any, of increased IgG4 levels will be difficult,” one expert wrote in January, after the first IgG4 papers appeared. But the uncertainties don’t end there.
Tilley: EXCLUSIVE: Demand for ‘unvaxxed’ sperm spikes: Women are turning to shady Facebook groups looking for donors who refused to get the Covid shot
Anti-vaccine sentiment has infected almost every part of America after the Covid pandemic – from academia to politics. But the anti-vax movement appears to have now have infiltrated the world of online sperm donation, where wannabe mothers seek out samples from men who refused to take the Covid shot.
Jonathan David Rinaldi, dubbed ‘The Sperminator’, was a prolific donor for years on the Facebook group Sperm Donation USA, the largest sperm donation group in America.
Read more at Daily Mail.
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CANDIDATES
Whedon: Five candidates qualify for third RNC debate
The Republican National Committee on Monday confirmed that five candidates had qualified to appear on the debate stage on Wednesday evening in Miami, Fla. Taking the stage will be Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY
Greenfield: Defund the Soros Hamas Insurrection
The Capitol Insurrection was one of a number of illegal rallies held by these hate groups including an attempt to take over New York’s Grand Central Station on the Sabbath which also led to multiple arrests. Participants included May Ye: a Chinese-American activist from Maine who claimed that she “became a rabbi to be a Jewish voice for Palestinian liberation”. Both groups, like much of the pro-terror network, had benefited heavily from Soros funding. The If Not Now Education Fund, the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit arm of the 501(c)(4) extremist organization, had received two sets of two year grants from the Soros Open Society Foundations totaling $400,000 beginning in 2019 and running until 2023. JVP had also taken in $650,000 from OSF with multi-year grants beginning in 2017 and running through 2023. Like IfNotNow, JVP is a 501(c)(3) and has a 501(c)(4) arm. Both benefited from recent Soros grants.
The illegal pro-terrorist activities of both JVP and IfNotNow, as well as many other groups in the anti-Israel network, reflects the refusal of the IRS to enforce the tax code against the Left. […] While Soros was editorializing for Hamas, Rob Malley, the son of an adviser to the PLO’s Yasser Arafat, was conducting backchannel talks with Hamas as a director at Soros’s International Crisis Group. The revelation of the Hamas link forced the Obama campaign to temporarily drop Malley, who later returned as Obama and Biden’s Iran deal negotiator. (Malley is currently under investigation by the FBI for mishandling classified information.) […] Congress can deal a serious blow to the empire of extremists by reforming the tax code and closing the ‘terror loophole’ that enabled the ugly displays of hatred in New York City. And across America. If BLM wasn’t enough of a wake up call, the Islamic terrorist rallies within miles of Ground Zero ought to be. It’s time for Congress to defund the Soros Hamas insurrection.
Lendrum: House GOP to Introduce FISA Reform Bill Blocking Surveillance of Americans’ Phone Records
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are planning to introduce major reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which will forbid the FBI and other government agencies from surveilling the phone records of American civilians without a warrant. As Just The News reports, the reforms will be introduced by the end of the year, around the same time that several powers granted by the Patriot Act are set to expire. Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has said that the reforms have surprisingly bipartisan support. “We’ve got, I think, strong agreement amongst members of the Intel Committee and members of the Judiciary Committee,” said Jordan on Friday. “And frankly some Democrats as well, that there needs to be stronger penalties if you abuse the system.”
Smith: GOP Lawmaker Files Second Resolution To Censure Rashida Tlaib
Republican Georgia Rep. Rich McCormick filed a resolution on Monday to censure Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib for antisemitic activity and pushing “false narratives” about the Israel-Hamas conflict, according to a copy of the proposed measure obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. […] McCormick told the DCNF that he voted to table the original resolution because it incorrectly accused Tlaib of starting an insurrection, and its confirmation would set a dangerous precedent that could be used against Republicans in the future. McCormick said his resolution uses more accurate language to ensure it gains broader support in the House and censures Tlaib for antisemitic activity she actually engaged in. […] “Let me be clear, Rep. Tlaib’s words and actions were racist and hateful and she should be censured,” McCormick said. “That is why I am working with other conservatives to draft a new censure resolution to address Rep. Tlaib and her actions in a firm and honest manner. Israel and the Jewish community have my full support now and always.”
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Fanell & Thayer: Why Arms Control with the PRC Is a Threat to U.S. Security
This week the Biden administration will meet with officials from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to discuss an arms control and non-proliferation agenda. The administration is expected to advance a program of nuclear arms control with the PRC in the face of what has been described as a “strategic nuclear breakout.” The Biden team will argue that engagement with the PRC will advance strategic stability, the absence of either side to race for nuclear superiority. Historically, the PRC has been loath to enter arms control talks. In the past, the reason why was that it was so weak. China was a minor player in a realm dominated by the Soviet Union and the U.S. The fact that it now entertains commencing talks with the U.S. demonstrates that it is far more powerful than in the past and perceives arms control as a tool to advance the PRC’s pursuit of its national security and political warfare objectives. Their unstated but fundamental strategic objectives are to weaken U.S. national security. The PRC seeks to hinder the ability of the U.S. to respond to the PRC prodigious nuclear expansion in numbers of nuclear weapons, delivery vehicles, and in their nuclear infrastructure, including the ability to produce fissile material and manufacture and maintain nuclear weapons. The fact that the PRC and the U.S. are in arms control talks only serves to sustain the illusion of engagement.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Smith: Iraqi PM Meets With Iranian Leadership, Praises Hamas One Day After Meeting With Antony Blinken
Blinken traveled to Baghdad on Sunday to express concerns to al-Sudani about increased attacks by Iranian-backed militia groups on U.S. troops stationed in Iraq, according to the State Department. al-Sudani met with Iranian leadership one day later in Tehran to praise Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist attacks and denounce Israel’s counteroffensive, according to a press release from Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s office. al-Sudani met with Khamenei in Tehran on Monday to jointly condemn Israel’s counteroffensive in the Gaza Strip, according to a press release from Khamenei’s office. During their meeting, al-Sudani described Hamas’ Oct. 7 attacks as a “heroic operation.” “Despite this joy [referring to the Hamas Oct. 7 attacks], we are all deeply devastated by the brutal massacre in Gaza, which is a collective revenge on the people of this small region,” al-Sudani said.
War Room: Yoram Hazony: The Obama/Biden Middle East Policy Believes In Treating Iran And Israel Equally
Yoram Hazony is President of the Herzi Institute.
Watch the 13:54 minute interview https://rumble.com/v3u32mp-yoram-hazony-the-obamabiden-middle-east-policy-believes-in-treating-iran-an.html
Richards: U.S. watchdogs warn of dangers of aid to Hamas-controlled Gaza, detail how Taliban diverted money
The USAID inspector general has warned of the possibility of U.S. humanitarian aid to Gaza being diverted to benefit Hamas. This is a long-running problem, especially in light of past U.S. aid diverted to the Taliban in Afghanistan, through the creation of fraudulent NGOs and co-opting UN facilities by force.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
NR Editors: Yes, Obama Is Complicit
Speaking to former staffers on Pod Save America at an event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his election, Barack Obama decided to address the “complexity” of a crisis that began when Hamas slaughtered 1,400 Israelis ranging from babies to senior citizens, burned civilians, raped women, and took 230 hostages. While Hamas’s actions were “horrific,” Obama said, “what is also true is that the occupation and what’s happening to Palestinians is unbearable.” He then went on an extended on-the-one-hand/on-the-other-hand discourse, before reflecting, “If you want to solve the problem, then you have to take in the whole truth and then you have to admit nobody’s hands are clean. That all of us are complicit to some degree.” To start, the blame for October 7 and all of the events that followed it rests squarely with the terrorist group that perpetrated the attacks. But to the extent that there’s more blame to go around, it’s worth separating Obama from the rest of us. Unlike Obama, the rest of “us” did not . . .
Shurk: Keep Your Head on a Swivel
The October 7 Hamas terror attacks on Israeli civilians serve as a shocking reminder that evil is raring to go when people least expect it. One second, concertgoers were enjoying festival music, the next second they were struggling to escape slaughter. One moment, families were asleep in their beds, and the next moment gunmen were breaking into their homes. Life-and-death situations require critical thinking without the luxury of time; therefore, those who have already mentally prepared for the worst put themselves in the best position to prevail. Unfortunately, Americans are at a disadvantage today because they have been conditioned to depend entirely upon government institutions for protection. A culture that values strength and self-reliance produces citizens who are capable of defending themselves when necessary. A culture that embraces victimhood, views masculinity as “toxic,” finds language “triggering,” and insists that only government agents should be armed with weapons is a culture ripe for swift defeat. Furthermore, too many official U.S. government policies are intentionally geared toward harming Americans. No sane nation interested in the safety of its citizens would open its borders to tens of millions of illegal aliens, refuse to prosecute violent criminals, or secretly resettle anti-American, military-aged “refugees” into unsuspecting American communities. No sane nation wastes its resources harassing patriotic citizens as “domestic enemies,” while turning a blind eye to the damage caused by Antifa and BLM riots and the very real threats from Islamic terrorism.
Read more at American Thinker.
Revolver.news: Biden regime plans to use Hamas-backed groups to counter “Islamophobia” in America…
. . .just when you think things couldn’t possibly escalate, the Biden administration delivers a shocker. Reports are surfacing that the administration intends to engage with groups connected to Hamas to tackle what they label as ‘Islamophobia.’ This controversial move has left many questioning the regime’s approach and the potential implications of such dangerous and disrespectful partnerships. Dossier Today: Back in the United States, the Biden Administration has already revealed the makeup of its interagency task force. And one group certainly sticks out: CAIR. CAIR, or the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is a U.S. based Islamic supremacist group staffed with a roster of extremists from coast to coast. CAIR was founded in 1994 by Muslim Brotherhood operatives dedicated to the advancement of Hamas (which originally referred to itself as “the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine”) in the Palestinian Territories.
THE WAR IN ISRAEL
DECHRISTOPHER: Israel Should Focus On Winning The War, Not Winning Hearts And Minds
How did an ill-equipped band of insurgents and terrorists instill more fear than the most powerful military in the world? Niccolo Machiavelli, the 16th-century political philosopher, is perhaps best known for writing that “it is better to be feared than loved.” From the perspective of conventional warfare, this has always been the case. But academics who study unconventional war would take issue with formulation. They would argue that when the fight is not against a uniformed enemy, it is important to win over the populace. Doing so, they would explain, builds local and international support, denies the insurgents critical support and reduces enemy recruitment. All of this can be summed up in the catchy slogan “winning hearts and minds.” At a strategic level this approach briefs well, but at a tactical or even theater level, it has the effect of negating our own military superiority. What is the point of having a military that can instill the fear of God in the enemy if we never wield it? […] In this present moment, Israel would be best served if it ignored, wholesale, the West’s cries for humanitarianism. If Israel takes a tactical pause now, it will only embolden the resolve of the terrorists. The West is refusing to acknowledge both the scale and barbarity of what occurred on Oct. 7 while attempting to draw moral equivalence between the rape and dismemberment of Israeli civilians and the collateral damage that has been pervasive in war since its inception.
Magid: Israel to maintain security control in Gaza ‘indefinitely’ after war, Netanyahu says
How Israel intends to handle Gaza’s postwar future remains an open and burning question as Israeli forces push deeper into the enclave amid a campaign to eliminate the Hamas terror group, which has ruled the Strip for over 15 years. “I think Israel will for an indefinite period have security responsibility,” Netanyahu told ABC News. “We’ve seen what happens when we don’t have that… security responsibility, what we have is the eruption of Hamas terror on a scale that we couldn’t imagine.”
Fabian: Hamas, Hezbollah fire more than 30 rockets from Lebanon; IDF shells launchers
In a statement, Hamas says its Lebanon branch fired 16 rockets at Nahariya, Haifa and nearby towns. Video footage shows the Iron Dome air defense system intercepting rockets over the area. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Read more/Watch the 32 second video: https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/hamas-hezbollah-fire-more-than-30-rockets-from-lebanon-idf-shells-launchers/
Fabain: Ground forces push further into Gaza City, ‘deepening pressure’ on Hamas, IDF says
Israeli forces on Monday pushed further into the Gaza Strip and were reportedly nearing the enclave’s main Shifa Hospital — which Jerusalem says is located above Hamas’s command center — as they continued to target Hamas’s underground tunnel network and military capabilities, after launching intensive strikes against the terror group the night before.
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CHILDREN ARE THE TARGET OF THE DARKNESS AFFECTING OUR NATION
Lindquist: California School District Starts Three-Year, Six-Figure Plan To Turn Students Into Critical Race Theory Activists
A school district in California’s Bay Area is launching an initiative to train over a hundred students to become Critical Race Theory activists in a plan that could last three years and cost more than $100,000. Martinez Unified School District (MUSD), located just inland from Berkeley, California, is preparing to train students to become leftwing activists with the help of Lori Watson, the CEO of Oakland-based racial equity consulting firm Race Work, which aims to “interrupt systemic racism” and calls on allies to become “co-conspirators.”
Eden: Outlaw BLM in Schools
Oklahoma school superintendent Ryan Walters recently issued a statement in solidarity with Israel. Education Week reporter Evie Blad commented—correctly—that this was extremely unusual for an American education leader. It is common for education leaders to issue statements supporting the latest left-wing talking point in the news cycle, but Walters stood virtually alone in his profession of support for Israel. One part of Walters’s statement deserves sustained reflection and should be a call to action for any education leader with an ounce of moral fiber. He declared that he would “take a fresh look at standards to ensure Oklahoma schools do not teach terrorism as a legitimate means to political ends.” Now, it is unlikely that Oklahoma’s state academic standards currently allow this. But do many, or any, American schools really teach that violence is an appropriate form of political activity? Absolutely. Have you heard of Black Lives Matter?
Kao: Sterilizing the Young
The aggressive promotion of gender ideology has coincided with a sharp rise in children identifying as transgender. As with the eugenics movement of a century ago, doctors are subjecting these young and vulnerable children to harmful drugs and irreversible surgeries that can leave them permanently sterilized.
Researchers attribute the new phenomenon of rapid-onset gender dysphoria largely to social contagion. […] The medical transition of children has become a highly profitable growth industry. In 15 years, the number of U.S. gender clinics has gone from zero to more than 100. Doctors have performed double mastectomies on girls as young as 13. Oregon and California are allowing doctors to perform both mastectomies and genital surgeries on 15-year-olds without parental consent. Doctors administer puberty blockers for “off-label” use at the first noticeable sign of puberty. Companies have little incentive to seek FDA approval for these drugs; one of the major pharmaceutical companies said it “has no plans to seek regulatory approval.” But former patients who have survived pediatric medical transition—and regret it—are beginning to speak up.
Prestigiacomo: ‘It Was Like A Science Class’: Grown-Up ‘Trans Kid’ Details Horrors Of Trans Surgeries In Candace Owens Interview
During an intimate hour-long interview with Daily Wire host Candace Owens, 22-year-old Briana Ivy detailed the horrors of irreversible transgender treatments and surgeries he has been through, first starting as a minor. Ivy, who is biologically male and identifies as transgender, told Owens he was deformed and mutilated, drastically affecting his mental health, by a surgeon he found through controversial TikTok-famous surgeon Sidhbh Gallagher. […] “I was only 20,” Ivy said through tears. “Everything that they had told us was a lie. And that’s why I get frustrated, and that’s what brought me here. Today, I see so many people now, in this year, advocating for the exact process I went through.” Ivy has found it difficult to move forward with legal recourse for what was done to him. “I have tried to expose legal possibilities, but it’s really complicated because, basically, for a lawyer to take up the case, a board of other surgeons have to decide if [the procedure] is experimental or not,” Ivy said. “If the doctors believe it’s not by definition experimental, then I have no case.”
WATCH the full interview, click here.
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PROMOTE & GLORIFY GENDER DYSPHORIA A MENTAL ILLNESS
Spencer: Nashville Trans Shooter Couldn’t Spell White Privilege, But Knew She Hated It
Audrey Elizabeth Hale, who called herself Aiden Hale in her fantasy life as a male, was a product of what the Left has done to education. She couldn’t spell “white privilege,” but she knew it was evil, and was determined to do her part to eradicate it from the face of the earth. On March 27, 2023, she took a rifle into Nashville Covenant School, a Christian school in that city, and murdered three nine-year-old children and three adults, one of whom was black. Audrey Hale epitomizes what the Left inculcates into America’s children: bitter hatred and envy, violence, gender confusion, and abysmal ignorance of what everyone used to take for granted as necessary to learn in order to function well in society. Ever since her mass murders, Hale’s “manifesto” has been a closely guarded secret. On Monday, however, political commentator Steven Crowder released several pages of this manifesto, making it clear that Hale acted out of hatred for Christians, white people and the wealthy, three groups the Left very much wants us all to hate. […] One page of Hale’s writings said in its entirety: . . . […] . . . now we know. Audrey Hale is a classic product of American society and Leftist indoctrination today. And she should, poor soul, remain in death a rebuke to and repudiation of that indoctrination, as others step back from the precipice and stop taking the Left’s brutalization of reality in preference to reality itself. That, at least, would make Audrey Hale’s life not entirely a tragic and horrific waste.
BOOK REVIEW: SOCIAL JUSTICE FALLACIES BY THOMAS SOWELL
Weinberger: Thomas Sowell’s New Book Wrecks Social Justice Warriors’ Favorite Fallacies With Facts
More than 100 years ago, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes observed that popular catchwords can stunt critical thinking for 50 years or more. In his latest book, Social Justice Fallacies, revered economist and scholar Thomas Sowell confirms Holmes’ observation by examining the buzzwords that self-described “social justice” proponents commonly use today. He shows that, despite many years — and in some cases even centuries or more — of evidence revealing these words to be nonsense, our media and cultural elites continue touting them in utter defiance of facts. Consider, for example, the very term “social justice.” It is predicated on the assumption that institutional discrimination is the primary reason for differences among groups of people, whether among races, economic classes, or even between the sexes. It assumes that were it not for such discrimination, all races, groups, and classes would be equally represented in all human endeavors. In other words, human beings are equal not only in their nature and capacities but in their ability to develop those capacities. As Sowell documents, however, . . .
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Newcomb: Archaeologists Think They Might Have Found the Real Noah’s Ark
- Archaeologists believe they may have discovered the final location of Noah’s Ark on Turkey’s Mount Ararat.
- Soil samples from atop the highest peaks in Turkey reveal human activity and marine materials.
- Dating of the rock and soil from the location match with Biblical timing of Noah’s Ark.
Researchers from a trio of universities in Turkey and the United States have spent roughly a year analyzing the rock and soil in the famous Durupinar formation on Mount Ararat, the highest mountain in Turkey. They believe that the boat-shaped site may hold the ruins of the legendary Noah’s Ark.
Schemmel: Meet the Nike Marketing Specialist Who Says Israel, Not Hamas, Is ‘Massacring Civilians’
A top marketing specialist at Nike responded to Iran-backed terror group Hamas’s Oct. 7 slaughtering of innocent Israeli women and children by accusing the Jewish state—not Hamas—of “massacring civilians.”
Greenfield: 69-Year-Old Jewish Man Killed by Terror Supporter at Los Angeles Rally
There’s nothing peaceful about pro-terror rallies. It’s no wonder that violence accompanies the pro-Hamas crowd, whether it’s the assaults on Capitol police officers during the pro-Hamas insurrection, bottles thrown at police at a pro-Hamas rally in Brooklyn, or this killing in Los Angeles, terrorist supporters keep showing that they’re terrorists. An elderly Jewish man attending a pro-Israel rally in California has died after a “physical altercation” with a pro-Palestinian protester, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department announced on Monday evening.
The Center Square Staff: California pilots universal basic income as state ranks No. 1 in poverty
While state Democrats use figures like these to demonstrate the need for more social spending, critics say these programs ultimately make California more expensive and increase poverty in the long run. The two “Guaranteed Income Pilot Programs’ will provide 150 former foster youth in Ventura County with $1,000 per month and another 150 in San Francisco with $1,200 per month to “disrupt poverty, advance equity, and support the basic needs of recipients.” “Guaranteed income programs help level the playing field and will give these former foster youth the support and resources they need to pursue their California dream,” said California governor Gavin Newsom. […] Critics, meanwhile, point to the state’s anti-poverty measures as driving much of the poverty in the state in the first place. “It’s easy to predict how California’s political establishment will respond to this latest bad news: As always, they’ll use the report as proof that what’s needed is a new round of ‘anti-poverty’ programs that will, in fact, make California more expensive, not less, that will make poverty worse, not better,” said California Policy Center president Will Swaim to The Center Square. “In just the last few days, we can see this happening in real time.”
Revolver.news: After you see Letitia James’ net worth, you’ll wonder why SHE isn’t the one being investigated…
. . .numerous individuals are raising significant questions about Ms. James’s finances, pondering how she allegedly acquired a net worth of 15 million dollars on a civil servant’s salary of just over $100k per year.
Bergman: Fully-Vaxxed New Zealand Suffers 3000% Spike in Excess Deaths
Due to strict mandates and heavy government pressure during the Covid pandemic, the vast majority of the New Zealand population is fully vaccinated. Official data shows that 95.8% of the eligible New Zealand population aged 12 and over have received one dose of the Covid mRNA shots. While a staggering 94.7% of the eligible New Zealand population aged 12 and over are considered to be fully vaccinated. The head of a New Zealand political party has cited leaked documents while raising the alarm about the Australasian country’s soaring excess mortality rates. […] An investigation for the study, which was led by Gunn, found that every single person who received a Covid mRNA shot from one clinic died suddenly shortly after vaccination, within the same timeframe. Gunn, a former TV host-turned-investigative reporter, tracked down patients who had received Covid vaccinations from the same clinic in New Zealand.
Alarmingly, she traced all 30 patients who were vaccinated by the clinic on the same day and discovered that every single one of them had died around the same time. […] Yet despite the pressure for the general public to get vaccinated, the left-wing New Zealand government issued over 11,000 exceptions to key staff. The government raided people’s private homes and arrested citizens who refused to obey the lockdowns and forced injections. However, evidence has now emerged that the government secretly granted exceptions to elites who didn’t want to get vaccinated or be locked in their mansions.
Widburg: Germany may soon become a Sharia nation
In 2015, the so-called Arab Spring, which Barack Obama helped foment, turned into the Muslim march on Europe. As you may recall, then-Chancellor Angela Merkel, from her powerful position as head of the EU’s most powerful nation, invited in all the displaced refugees from across the Muslim Middle East and Africa. It was an invasion by invitation, and now Germany may soon become a Muslim-controlled country. It’s almost impossible to describe the stupidity (or evil) of Merkel’s decision to invite Islam into Europe. Think about it: The welcome mat came from the country that had sparked the biggest war in the history of the world by seeking world domination and determining to wipe out the Jewish race—and the people she invited into Europe come from an ideology that is open about acquiring world domination (“the global caliphate”) and is determined to wipe out the Jewish race. The incoming Muslims instantly proved to be a problem.
Read more at American Thinker.
Greenfield: A New Chapter in Europe?
During the last several weekends, supporters of Islamic terrorism have taken to the streets of major Western cities in monumental displays of hatred for Jews, contempt for the West, and – last but not least – sheer, raw power. […] What we are seeing, then, is a terrifying new chapter in the story of the Islamization of the West. And whether by design or not, just as this chapter was getting underway, a remarkably under-reported meeting took place in Copenhagen on October 30 and 31. At this meeting, government ministers representing the five Nordic nations and belonging to something called the High-Level Nordic Cooperation on Refugee Issues, agreed to set up three joint initiatives to address illegal immigration. One of these initiatives would involve working together to facilitate the voluntary return to their homelands of people who’ve settled in one or another of the Nordic countries. Another would help illegal migrants who’ve been stranded in North Africa on their way to Europe to return – again, voluntarily – to their countries of origin. The third would compel the forced return to their native lands of persons who are residing illegally in a Nordic country. Yes, at first glance it sounds rather underwhelming. Two of the three initiatives, after all, assume the readiness of the immigrants involved to return home. The third – the one that stipulates the forced return of illegals – comes under the category of “I’ll believe it when I see it.” When the alternative Norwegian news and opinion website document.no reported on the new initiatives, the reader comments were almost uniformly cynical: “Skeptical.” “Playing to the gallery.” “Wow! Only 50 years too late.” “For every return they’ll be 100 arrivals. At least.”
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