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Europe's eco-madness hits the US: Biden admin is preparing to target Americans' gas furnaces amid stove crackdown

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Over the last several months, the Biden administration has taken aim at several household appliances, including gas stoves, as part of its climate agenda.
Between 40%-60% of the current residential furnaces on the market currently would be prohibited under the proposed regulation

The Biden administration is expected to soon finalize regulations restricting which home gas-powered furnaces consumers are able to purchase in the future.

According to experts, the regulations — proposed in June 2022 by the Department of Energy (DOE) — would restrict consumer choice, drive prices higher and likely have a low impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The agency could finalize the rules targeting residential gas furnaces, which more than 50% of American households rely on for space heating, at any point over the upcoming weeks.

"This is a classic example of one size not fitting all," Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told Fox News Digital in an interview. "Every home is different, every homeowner is different and people are best off having a wide range of choices. They can work with their contractor to make the best decision for their home and their circumstances."



Ukraine blows up Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline in Kharkov Region

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Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline • Kharkov region
A Ukrainian sabotage group has blown up the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline in Kharkov region. There are casualties among the civilian population, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
"On June 5, at about 21:00 Moscow time [18:00 GMT], a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group blew up the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline near the settlement Masyutovka in Kharkov Region."
The explosion of the pipeline was designated as a terrorist attack, there are victims among the civilian population, they have "received the necessary medical assistance," according to the MoD.
"Currently, ammonia residues are being drained from the Ukrainian territory through the damaged sections of the pipeline. There are no casualties among Russian soldiers."
Footage appeared online appearing to document the consequences of the sabotage attack, showing toxic clouds of ammonia vapor pouring into the local environment.

Ammonia is not recognized as a traditional chemical weapons agent, but exposure to very high levels of the chemical can damage the lungs and cause death. Ammonia is also highly toxic to fish, wildlife, and plant life.

Comment: Ukraine desperation is on a new trajectory: Eliminate vital infrastructure. What it does to others, it does to itself.


Washington banned Kiev from signing truce with Moscow - Russian security chief

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Nikolai Patrushev
Prolonging violence in Ukraine at any cost is in the interest of the US, Nikolay Patrushev has claimed...

Nikolay Patrushev, one of Russia's senior security officials, has accused the US and the UK of standing in the way of peace. Unlike the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, the two English-speaking countries are interested in prolonging the violence and do not care about human suffering, he alleged.

At a press conference Thursday in Belarus, he said:
"I can identify the nations that are most interested [in continued hostilities] - they are the US and England. And one should clearly realize that they do not care about people dying, because it's not their people, they are not waging the war on their own soil."
Patrushev, who serves as secretary of the Security Council, reminded journalists that Moscow and Kiev were on the verge of a truce in the first weeks of the conflict. But the Ukrainian government pulled out of peace talks under US pressure.

Arrow Up

'Something is up': Jordan provides update on special counsel probe into Biden

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US President Joe Biden • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan on Wednesday sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting information on the status of a special counsel investigation into President Joe Biden's potential mishandling of classified documents.

Jordan, an Ohio Republican, specifically wants Garland to provide him with an "unredacted copy of the memorandum outlining the scope of Special Counsel Robert Hur's probes regarding President Biden and any supporting documents relating to his appointment."

Jordan, in his letter, gave Garland a deadline of June 20 to provide the requested update.

Red Flag

Ponerization: Pentagon defends LGBTQ priorities

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Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro joins the 12th Annual Annual Pride Month celebration, June 7, 2023
US Department of Defense officials have decried new laws in various states that push back against LGBTQ activism - such as bans on sex-change surgeries for children - arguing that the legislation could undermine the readiness of America's military.

Comment: This is clown world on cross-sex steroids.

"LGBTQ+ and other diverse communities are under attack just because they are different - hate for hate's sake," chief DOD diversity officer Gil Cisneros said on Wednesday at a Pentagon event celebrating Pride Month. "But we must stick together, and we must be prepared to confront any such challenge directly."

Comment: And this is pure, pathological projection. A deviant minority of activists in facts hates normality, and is trying to reform humanity in its image. They frame any pushback from normal people as "hate."

Cisneros was referring to bills passed or proposed in more than a dozen Republican-controlled states on LGBTQ-related issues. Some US states have outlawed giving hormone blockers or sex-change surgeries to minors and prohibited schools from counseling children on gender identity without parental consent. Florida has banned classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation, targeting curriculums that Governor Ron DeSantis has condemned as "indoctrination."


Jacinda Ardern awarded damehood for handling of the pandemic - As excess deaths continue to mount and media censorship intensifies

New Zealand's Government has awarded 'damehood' - the second-highest honour in the country - to its former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

The award was given for "leading the country through the Covid pandemic".

Who gave Jacinda this high honour? Her new Prime Minister, Chris Hipkins. Mr. Hipkins was Jacinda's Minister for the COVID-19 Response, so by giving her the highest honour for handling the pandemic, he also implicitly 'honoured' himself.

Jacinda did some very unusual things during the pandemic. Her Government forbade New Zealand citizens from returning to their own country. She also supported a "two-tier society", basically robbing unvaccinated New Zealanders of their constitutional rights and laughing about it:

How is heavily vaccinated New Zealand doing? Take a look at the Human Mortality database. In 2023, New Zealanders are dying at a rate around 25% above average.
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Eye 2

Biden admin is waging a 'class war' against working Americans

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US President Joe Biden's economic policies have further enriched financial elites at the expense of working class Americans, Prof. Michael Hudson, US economist and former Wall Street analyst, told Sputnik's New Rules podcast.

Biden struck a debt ceiling deal with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy with a great deal of fanfare late last month following Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's apocalyptic prognoses with regard to a US "imminent" default. According to Hudson, however, these dramatic warnings were meant to obfuscate the Biden administration's real objectives.

"There was never any debt crisis at all," Hudson told Sputnik. "The government could have simply continued to pay its bills for projects that Congress had already approved, there is no way that the government was going to default on its Treasury debt because, after all, the Treasury debt is held by the wealthiest 10% and the government is not going to do anything that hurts the 10% and benefits the 90%."


Zelensky says 'I didn't order Nord Stream sabotage'

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Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
The Washington Post has claimed the leader was deliberately kept in the dark about an alleged plot by the Ukrainian military

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has claimed he had no knowledge of an alleged plot by his government to blow up the Nord Stream gas pipelines. The plan was reportedly uncovered by a European nation, which subsequently informed Washington.

"I am president and I give orders accordingly," Zelensky said, as cited by Politico on Thursday. "Nothing of the sort has been done by Ukraine. I would never act that way."

Comment: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

On the other hand, it probably isn't hard to keep a coked-up, has-been comedian out of the loop. It is plausible that the most deranged faction in the Ukraine government, decided to implement the plan, which had been hatched nearly a year previously, on its own, A most public confession


Mass immigration doesn't work in Sweden, says Prime Minister

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson

Kristersson had previously vowed to overturn decades of bad immigration policy by the Swedish Social Democrats as he called for a revamp of Swedish integration and asylum policies to become the strictest in Europe.
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson publicly denounced his country's poor management of immigration this week in a landmark opinion piece for the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet.

The article is just the latest sign of a political volte face in the Scandinavian country's infamous immigration outlook, but one that makes sense with respect to Kristersson's Moderate Party's electoral pact with the right-wing Sweden Democrats, in place since 2022.

In an article titled "Three Things are Required to Put Sweden Back Together," Kristersson lays out a radical reform to his nation's immigration policies outlining his wish to see Swedish migration policy become the strictest in Europe.

Comment: It will take a lot of work to undo the damage a decade of weaponised mass migration has inflicted on the social fabric of European societies: Also check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: Weapons of Mass Migration: Interview with Michael Springmann on Europe's Migrant Crisis


Kiev's long term plans to blow up the Kakhovka Dam

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The Course of Empire – The Savage State
I had some discussion with Andrew about this article, since the December 2022 WaPo article he refers to was not the first time Kiev's plans to blow up the dam were mentioned. There was this, for instance, 2 months earlier. Then again, Andrew is right in saying that the WaPo piece is the first where people other than Zelensky mention it. And we agree that now blaming the attack on Russia is really out of left field. Those darn Russkies keep on aiming for their own feet. And that's the only thing(s) they can hit.
- Raúl Ilargi Meijer
Andrew Korybko:

The partial destruction of the Kakhovka Dam on early Tuesday morning saw Kiev and Moscow exchange accusations about who's to blame, but a report from the Washington Post (WaPo) in late December extends credence to the Kremlin's version of events. Titled "Inside the Ukrainian counteroffensive that shocked Putin and reshaped the war", its journalists quoted former commander of November's Kherson Counteroffensive Major General Andrey Kovalchuk who shockingly admitted to planning this war crime:
"Kovalchuk considered flooding the river. The Ukrainians, he said, even conducted a test strike with a HIMARS launcher on one of the floodgates at the Nova Kakhovka dam, making three holes in the metal to see if the Dnieper's water could be raised enough to stymie Russian crossings but not flood nearby villages. The test was a success, Kovalchuk said, but the step remained a last resort. He held off."

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