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Tuesday 28 May 2024

White House: Green Transition ‘Not the Solution’ to ‘Lower Prices’

 On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” White House Senior Adviser Amos Hochstein stated that the Biden administration “made enormous progress to advance renewable energy in this country, to advance electric vehicles, but that’s not the solution for everyday people on a day-to-day basis,” but it’s “about moving the economy towards a cleaner and more efficient energy economy.”

Host Edward Lawrence asked, “Does the President still want to keep moving forward with the speed of his forced transition as quickly as it has been?”

Hochstein responded, “Well, I think what we want, what President Biden wants to do is two things at the same time: Number one is to accelerate the energy transition, and number two is to make sure that we have enough supplies in the energy market that we have lower prices for consumers during this transition. Transitions are not light switches, you don’t just flip them on or off, but we have made enormous progress to advance renewable energy in this country, to advance electric vehicles, but that’s not the solution for everyday people on a day-to-day basis, for lower prices, that is about moving the economy towards a cleaner and more efficient energy economy. And — but we recognize that people have electricity bills and gasoline bills to pay and we want to make sure that while we’re doing this energy transition, we have enough to make sure prices come down for American consumers.”

Report: Israeli Tanks Reach Center of Rafah; Will Fight Outward

 Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tanks reached the center of the town of Rafah on Tuesday. according to multiple media outlets, indicating that Israel intended to fight outwards toward the periphery rather than closing in from the outside.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Israeli tanks advanced farther into Rafah on Tuesday, according to witnesses, as the Israeli military said it was expanding operations in the southern Gaza city amid growing international condemnation.

The tanks passed near the Al-Awda mosque, a central Rafah landmark, Palestinians in the city told The Wall Street Journal. The Israeli military didn’t comment on the specifics of its push into Rafah, but Israel’s Army Radio said the military had added a brigade to the five operating in the city and troops were engaging in close-quarters combat with Hamas.

The tactic of penetrating to the heart of an enemy city and fighting back out was pioneered by Israel in the West Bank during Operation Defensive Shield in 2002, and later became a model of urban counter-terror warfare. The idea is to confuse enemy fighters by attacking them from the rear.

Israel also (controversially) uses armored bulldozers in its attacks on terrorists in urban centers, carving out corridors for troops and vehicles to avoid booby-trapped pathways.

There is another advantage in the present setting to starting the fight from the center of Rafah: it allows more civilians to escape. Already, close to one million Palestinians are estimated to have fled to nearby towns and camps.

Finally, with international pressure against the Rafah operation building, Israel may also be looking to speed up its tactics, going straight to the heart of the city rather than fighting small, drawn-out skirmishes on the outskirts.

Biden amps up war on coal in bid to turn America “green” … but energy infrastructure collapse will plunge America’s economy into disarray

 If you and your family continue to resist the Biden regime's "green" agenda, it will soon no longer matter how you feel about it because it will be forced down your throat.

It recently came to light that President Biden's plan involves locking up millions of acres of federal land to prevent all coal mining and drilling for oil and natural gas. Biden also wants to shut down all remaining coal-fired power plants throughout America.

If the regime is successful, Americans will have no more ability to even purchase cheap energy, which will force them to go "green." The electric grid will collapse, of course, but this is the trajectory of the country under Biden.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released a new rule to basically make it impossible for any coal mining and oil and gas drilling operations to exist.

"This will cripple coal mining in the Powder River Basin and other western reserves, which provide most of the nation's thermal coal used for energy production," warns RealClearWire's Emily Arthun.

"This action alone would have been devastating, but it was just part of a much larger and far-reaching series of regulatory actions."

 

Fight back against green tyranny, America

The new BLM rules were unleashed in what Arthun describes as "an 11th hour assault" since they were issued just days before the close of a period of time that allowed for the new president, in this case Biden, to reverse the decision via executive order (EO). 

"With this announcement, any reversal will have to come through action by both houses of Congress or by litigation in court," Arthun writes.

Several of the Biden regime's own electric utility regulators have warned repeatedly that shutting down coal, oil and gas production threatens to break the grid, but Biden's handlers refuse to listen.

"The new regulations effectively make it impossible for utilities to continue to operate coal-fired power plants without investing in new, largely unproven commercially and highly expensive, carbon capture technologies capable of cutting 95% of carbon dioxide emissions," Arthun explains.

"It would also require the same of any new natural gas-powered facilities. However, existing natural gas facilities would be exempt from the requirement."

The obvious goal of the new rules has nothing to do with saving the planet from "warming" or other such nonsense. It is all about gutting America of its foundation so the "greenies," in this case communist China and their handlers, can swoop in and take over the place.

In time, it will be impossible for the average person to survive economically because the green transition will boot out the poor and middle classes from society. The only thing that will remain is the uber-rich and the uber-poor with very little in between other than a massive gap.

Arthun says the actions will "ripple through the entire economy," including by driving up utility bills to the point that the average person can no longer pay them.

"They will drive already staggering electric bills out of reach for millions of American families, leaving them struggling with the choice of putting food on the table or heating and cooling their homes," she says.

"Many of those on fixed incomes, such as retirees on social security, will be the hardest hit."

Even those who have enough money to pay their utility bills in the new green economy may not have any utilities to buy once baseload generation pushes past the grid's breaking point. Welcome to the new normal, brought to you by the globalists.

CIA is involved in domestic censorship collusion with Big Tech, bombshell report reveals

 A bombshell report recently proved that the government's intel arm colludes with Big Tech to impose domestic censorship.

Unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the law strictly prohibits Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employees to spy or run clandestine operations against Americans in the United States. However, a new Twitter Files investigation has revealed that a member of the Board of Trustees of the CIA's mission-driven venture capital firm and "former" intelligence community (IC) and CIA analysts were involved in a 2021-2022 effort to take over Twitter's content management system.

Bestselling author and independent journalist Michael Shellenberger disclosed on May 23 that the said "project" between CIA and tech companies involved a long-time IC contractor and senior Department of Defense research and development official who spent years developing technologies to detect whistleblowers like Wikileaks' leakers. It also implicated the proposed head of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) aborted Disinformation Governance Board Nina Jankowicz, who aided U.S. military and NATO "hybrid war" operations in Europe.

On June 11, 2020, a little-known book publisher published Jankowicz's "How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News and the Future of Conflict," which argues for an "info war" like the kind the U.S. government waged in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. She compared the lack of regulation of speech on social media regulations to the lack of government regulation of automobiles in the 1960s. She called for a "cross-platform" and public-private approach, so whatever actions are taken are taken by Google, Facebook and Twitter, simultaneously.

She also cited Europe as the model for regulating speech. "Germany's NetzDG law requires social media companies and other content hosts to remove 'obviously illegal' speech within twenty-four hours," she said, "or face a fine of up to $50 million." In the U.S. "Congress has yet to pass a bill imposing even the most basic of regulations related to social media and election advertising," she lamented. 

Meanwhile, Jim Baker, who helped start the "Russiagate" hoax and urged Twitter executives to censor the New York Post story on the contents of presidential son Hunter Biden's laptop, was also implicated in the collusion efforts. "These existing or former IC employees, contractors or intermediaries weren't satisfied with simply controlling Twitter. They also wanted to use PayPal, Amazon Web Services and GoDaddy in a totalizing effort to de-platform, de-monetize and excommunicate from the Internet entirely those individuals that the IC  et al. deems to be a threat," Shellenberger exposed.

He further expressed that the investigation may still need more information. "We do not know if officials within the CIA or any other IC organization ran the operation. It is possible that the only individuals involved in the effort were the ones we discovered. And none of the individuals involved responded to our request for information except for one," he pointed out.  

Biden weaponizes FCC after CIA and FBI

In a recent opinion article by J. Michael Waller of Fox News, he indicated that Biden's Federal Communications Commission, an independent federal agency that regulates communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable across the United States, is being weaponized and is getting more dangerous than the FBI.

"Recovering from the spook revelations in the Twitter Files, the central government is increasingly marginalizing, censoring and silencing the free speech of Americans who express views that unaccountable bureaucrats believe should not be permitted," the story said. The harmless-looking FCC is making two power grabs aimed at Internet Service Providers (ISP), critics said. ISPs, as they are known, are the the companies that own and run the infrastructure that provides access to the Internet.

"We can thank dissident FCC commissioner Brendan Carr for sounding the alarm. The FCC agenda goes far beyond the FBI’s comparatively narrow suppression of individual accounts that the Twitter Files revealed," Waller said, adding that Carr warned that the FCC's power grab will allow the agency to grant privileges to politically compliant ISPs and to punish the politically non-compliant.

"President Biden gave the FCC its marching orders," Carr said last October. "The President called on the FCC to implement a one-page section of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act [Infrastructure Act] by adopting new rules of breathtaking scope, all in the name of ‘digital equity’"

Last year, a federal court issued a judgment against the administration, showing that some of those supposed "conspiracy theories" were actually true. The Missouri v Biden case ruling indicated that the central machine engaged in "coerced censorship" with social media companies to silence citizens with the wrong views.  Judge Terry Doughty even cited the United States Government as seemingly having assumed a role similar to an Orwellian "Ministry of Truth" from the novel "1984."

Of course, Biden's legal team appealed the case. Back in March, it was argued before the Supreme Court. The administration admitted it seeks to "coerce" certain forms of censorship. It complained that victims and individual states were using the courts "to audit all of the executive branch's communications with and about social media platforms."

Another National Embarrassment: Joe Biden’s $320 Million Floating Gaza Pier Just Broke Off and Is Now Sinking

 

Joe Biden’s floating Gaza pier is now sinking.

With all of the foreign policy disasters under Joe Biden’s watch you have to ask yourself if this is all on purpose? Is the Biden regime intentionally trying to make the United States look feckless, inept and weak?

Joe Biden’s floating Gaza pier broke loose this weekend and is now sinking.

The Palestinians in the video are heard laughing as Biden’s pier sinks.

Obviously, Joe Biden is not a builder – like President Trump.

This is Biden’s latest embarrassment on the global stage. Meanwhile, a few countries away, US troops are being forced out of Niger and Joe Biden is leaving behind a $100 million US airbase to the pro-Russian regime. 

This was after Joe Biden left Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan to the Taliban terrorists and Chinese.

It must be on purpose.

For the record... The US could build floating bridges in World War II - no problem.

BREAKING: Judge Cannon Denies Jack Smith’s Request to Bar Trump From Criticizing Law Enforcement Over Deadly Force Policy in Mar-a-Lago Raid, Warns Sanctions Could be Next!

 

Judge Aileen Cannon on Tuesday smacked down Special Counsel Jack Smith and denied his request to bar Trump from criticizing law enforcement after it was revealed Biden’s DOJ authorized the use of deadly force during the Mar-a-Lago raid.

Jack Smith late Friday night sought a gag order barring Trump from criticizing Biden’s rogue DOJ/FBI.

The names of the armed FBI agents involved in the Mar-a-Lago raid were redacted but Jack Smith tried to illegally gag Trump anyway.

“The Government moves to modify defendant Donald J. Trump’s conditions of release, to make clear that he may not make statements that pose a significant, imminent, and foreseeable danger to law enforcement agents participating in the investigation and prosecution of this case.,” Jack Smith wrote in a motion filed Friday evening.

“The Government’s request is necessary because of several intentionally false and inflammatory statements recently made by Trump that distort the circumstances under which the Federal Bureau of Investigation planned and executed the search warrant at Mar-a-Lago,” Smith wrote.

AP reported:

The judge overseeing Donald Trump’s classified documents case in Florida on Tuesday denied prosecutors’ request to bar the former president from making public statements that could endanger law enforcement agents participating in the prosecution.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon said in her order that prosecutors didn’t give defense lawyers adequate time to discuss the request before it was filed Friday evening. She denied the request without prejudice, meaning prosecutors could file it again.

Cannon warned sanctions could be next Jack Smith’s prosecutors keep violating the rules.

Judge Aileen Cannon on Tuesday unsealed numerous motions related to Jack Smith’s classified documents case against Trump.

One filing revealed Biden’s FBI authorized the use of deadly force during their raid on Mar-a-Lago authorized by US Attorney General Merrick Garland in August 2022.

Armed FBI agents were prepared to confront Trump!!

“Should FPOTUS [Trump] arrive at MAL [Mar-a-Lago], FBI MM EM and OSCs will be prepared to engage with FPOTUS and USSS Security Team.”

“Should USSS provide resistance or interfere with FBI timeline or accesses, FBI MM EM will engage with [redacted] and [redacted] will engage with USSS POC’s per existing liaison relationships.”

The FBI had a medic on the scene and identified a local trauma center for anyone “injured” during the FBI raid.

“Law enforcement officers of the Department of Justice may use deadly force only when necessary, that is, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject of such force poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the officer or to another person,” the document on the use of deadly force read.

Joe Biden’s FBI justified its authorization of the use of deadly force during their Mar-a-Lago raid because of “life-threatening” contraband in the kitchen and gym.

“Without no basis whatsoever, in the affidavit or otherwise, FBI agents searched the private bedrooms of the First Lady and President Trump’s youngest son. See Walter v. United States, 447 U.S. 649, 657 (1980) (“[A] warrant to search for a stolen refrigerator would not authorize the opening of desk drawers.”). The FBI’s photo log demonstrates that the agents took extensive photographs of those rooms—42 and 27, respectively—for no apparent reason. See Ex. 5 at USA01285293-300. There was no factual basis for the agents to rummage through rooms not specified in the warrant and, not surprisingly, they seized nothing from these other rooms,” according to Trump’s motion for relief relating to the Mar-a-Lago raid and unlawful piercing of attorney-client privilege.

“Nor was there any basis for the FBI to bring firearms into Mar-a-Lago. There were no threats and no risk to agents’ safety arising from their allegations relating to possession of documents at a premises already guarded by the Secret Service. But the agents appear to have done so, based on documents produced in discovery, in order to search for alleged contraband they pretended was life threatening in Mar-a-Lago’s gym and kitchen (five and four pictures, respectively),” the motion read.

Libertarian Party Rejects RFK Jr. Bid For Nomination, Rules Trump Ineligible

 Libertarians voted on Sunday against selecting independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as the 2024 presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, and ruled former President Donald Trump ineligible.

Despite urging from Trump for Libertarians to rally behind him, and RFK Jr.’s bid to be selected as the party’s nominee, Libertarians selected Chase Oliver, a former Georgia Senate hopeful whose candidacy helped push the contentious 2022 Georgia Senate election to a runoff, POLITICO reported. The Libertarian Party vote came after Trump spoke at the party’s convention on Saturday, asking Libertarians to support his bid for a second term in the White House.

The presumptive Republican nominee was booed when he told those at the Libertarian Party convention to “combine” with his campaign. He also pledged to place a Libertarian in his cabinet and senior posts. Trump received just six write-in votes in the first round of voting, and the Libertarian Party chair said the former president was ineligible to be the party’s nominee.

“We cannot give Crooked Joe Biden four more years,” Trump said, adding that the party should join forces with his campaign.

“Only do that if you want to win. If you want to lose, don’t do that. Keep getting your three percent every four years,” Trump said.

Trump posted on Truth Social on Sunday afternoon that even if he were selected as the Libertarian Party’s nominee, he couldn’t accept it since he is set to be nominated by the Republican Party in July.

“Regardless, I believe I will get a Majority of the Libertarian Votes,” he added. “‘Junior’ Kennedy is a Radical Left Democrat, who’s destroyed everything he’s touched, especially in New York and New England, and in particular, as it relates to the Cost and Practicality of Energy. He’s not a Libertarian. Only a FOOL would vote for him!”

Kennedy, who dropped out of the Democratic primary to run as an independent, also spoke at the Libertarian Party convention and was on the ballot for the nomination. He was eliminated in the first round of voting on Sunday after receiving just 2% of the vote from the delegates, The Hill reported. The independent candidate’s loss at the Libertarian Party convention comes as he seeks to gain access to ballots across the country before the 2024 election.

Oliver won the nomination after seven rounds of voting, clearing the required 50% threshold over his final opponent being “none of the above,” Fox News reported. Past social media posts from Oliver show that he opposes Republican legislation that stops boys from competing in girls’ sports. Oliver has also said that he supports an “open border” and has called to “abolish ICE.”

 

The Libertarian nominee won 2% of the vote in the 2022 Georgia Senate election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican candidate Herschel Walker, which pushed the election to a runoff that Warnock ultimately won.

“I will continue to bring a hopeful and positive message of liberty to both those who consider themselves libertarian and those who don’t know they are libertarian yet,” Oliver said in his Sunday victory speech.

Libertarian candidates usually receive around 1% of the vote in presidential elections. Gary Johnson received an unusually high number of votes in 2016 when he took 3% of the national vote.