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Bucking Biden's push for 'equity,' US states are outlawing critical race theory in schools and public agencies

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Protesters in Portland, Oregon march for reforms to justice system
President Joe Biden may have revoked his predecessor's ban on critical race theory and embraced its concept of "equity," but several US states have adopted laws against the doctrine, setting up a showdown with the White House.

On Tuesday, Arkansas passed legislation banning critical race theory (CRT) "indoctrination" in public agencies and prohibiting the state from promoting collective guilt, segregation, racial stereotyping or scapegoating.

Idaho was the first state to ban public schools from promoting CRT last month, followed by Oklahoma. Similar proposals are currently being considered by state lawmakers in Texas and Tennessee.

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Cult

It doesn't matter if it isn't true: No matter how many times it's debunked, Western anti-Russian propaganda is immune to facts

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Anti-Trump protest Times Square, New York, USA.
For most people, propaganda has simply come to mean deception and lies. However, throughout history, the dark arts of media manipulation have long been known to be a far more powerful tool than falsehoods and dishonesty alone.

The concept of propaganda was seen by its pioneers, New York-born Walter Lippmann and Austro-Hungarian press agent Edward Bernays, as something of an exact science. Lippman cautioned that democracies have an inclination to use it to manufacture the consent of the public, while Bernays dubbed the growing discipline 'public relations,' in order to avoid the negative connotations.

As the world has become more complex, people have relied more and more on stereotypes and simplifications to help them interpret and filter events around them. Propaganda manipulates this desire for simplicity - handing people easy answers rather than winning them over with rational arguments. Society then rallies around these stereotypes and squashes dissents with 'herd mentality', an irrational set of psychological behaviors where individuals are swept along with a group, overriding their own rational assessments.

Comment: More on the background and development of propaganda as a system of control:


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State Department denies reports of prisoner swap with Iran

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The State Department on Sunday denied reports of a prisoner swap deal between the United States and Iran.

"Reports that a prisoner swap deal has been reached are not true," State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. "As we have said, we always raise the cases of Americans detained or missing in Iran. We will not stop until we are able to reunite them with their families."

Iran state television reported Sunday that Iran had agreed to free four American prisoners in exchange for four Iranians being held in the U.S. and the release of billions in frozen Iranian dollars, according to The Associated Press and Reuters.

White House chief of staff Ron Klain also denied the reports during an appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Control Panel

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the dangers of programmable money explained

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Dominic Frisby with Money, Markets & Other Matters talks about the war on cash and central bank digital currency, known as CBDC. He questions if CBDCs are "the final step into the brave new world - Orwellian great reset dystopia - we seem to be heading towards" or are they "the onramp to the Bitcoin motorway." He said the answer is "both."

Frisby points out the biggest issue with CBDCs is that digital money is "programmable," which means the issuer, such as the Federal Reserve or the Bank of England, can build specific rules into it. He said cash grants users freedom and power.

Programmable money, such as CBDCs, means the user has even less control over their money. Frisby said almost any kind of rule could be coded into CBDCs. He provides an example of China mulling over the idea of expiry dates for its digital money. This means those holding the programmable money have to spend the money by a specific time or it disappears from their account.

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Eye 1

Biden administration wants to use third-party 'extremism' researchers to spy on Americans

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Members of the the 'Proud Boys' march to the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021
The Department of Homeland security lacks the authority to spy on right-wing dissidents, but the Biden administration has reportedly found a workaround: using third-party researchers to snoop on so-called "domestic terrorists."

In the aftermath of the pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill in January, the Biden administration, with the support of sympathetic media outlets and pundits, focused the intelligence-gathering powers of the state inwards.

Biden added members to a domestic extremism team on the National Security Council, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declared homegrown "extremists" a "national priority area," the FBI called for expanded domestic surveillance, and a top Justice Department official last week asked Congress for new powers to prosecute so-called "extremists." In all cases, the same targets are identified: right-wing dissidents - including militia groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys - who took part in the Capitol riot.

A CNN report on Monday gave a glimpse into what the coming war on domestic dissent could look like. Homeland Security and intelligence agencies, rather than waiting for new powers and heightened funding, are considering outsourcing some surveillance work to research groups and NGOs.

Radar

Biden's anti-Eurasian green delusion and America's race to irrelevance

Joe Biden
The gods have certainly made those elites managing the west mad, but whether or not the entire world will have to pay the price of their insanity yet remains to be seen.

Many people couldn't help but laugh when Biden told the Boris Johnson on March 26 that the USA and it's NATO allies should create "an infrastructure plan to rival the Belt and Road Initiative" post haste. What would such a program look like? How would it be funded when the USA is so embarrassingly bankrupt? Who among the nations of the world would ever consider buying a ticket onto such a sinking ship?

It took a few weeks for details to finally emerge, but by the end of the April 22-23 Climate Summit hosted by Biden, John Kerry and Anthony Blinken, it has become abysmally clear what delusions possessed the poor president.

After having announced a 52% carbon reduction policy below 2005 levels by 2050, Biden swiftly committed the USA to what he called the most comprehensive infrastructure plan in history with a $2 trillion Green New Deal-like infrastructure program designed to revive the policy of America's 32nd president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Mirroring FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps, Biden has even planned a Civilian Climate Corps, along with a Green Climate Bank to parallel FDR's Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

The catch? Biden's version was written by the same financial technocrats that FDR went to war with 80 years ago and unlike FDR's version, the modern green version of the New Deal will have the effect of destroying the productive industrial powers and living standards of the nation once green grids are built.

Newspaper

'Small' Afghanistan attacks will have no significant impact on US troop pullout, Pentagon says, amidst uptick in violence against Afghans

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FILE PHOTO: Afghan Taliban militants and residents stand on a armoured Humvee vehicle of the Afghan National Army (ANA) as they celebrate a ceasefire, Kandahar, Afghanistan, June 17, 2018
Taliban insurgents attacked an army outpost in Afghanistan's southwestern Farah province killing at least seven soldiers, local officials said on Monday, as the country braces for violence after May 1, a previously agreed deadline for foreign troop withdrawal.

In a video message to media, Farah Governor Taj Mohammad Jahid said the Taliban had blown up an army outpost after digging a 400-metre (0.25 miles) tunnel to access it from a nearby house. He added that one soldier had also been captured by the insurgents.

Two local officials, one speaking on condition of anonymity, said dozens of military including elite commando forces had been killed. Provincial council member Khayer Mohammad Noorzai said that around 30 had died in the attack and that the base was in the hands of the Taliban.

Comment: See also: US begins 'withdrawal' from Afghanistan... by sending MORE troops & gear for 'temporary force protection'


Pumpkin 2

Ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele 'produced second dossier on Donald Trump for FBI'

Christopher Steele

Christopher Steele
The former MI6 spy Christopher Steele produced a second dossier for the FBI on Donald Trump while he was in the White House, sources told The Telegraph.

Mr Steele filed a series of intelligence reports to US authorities during the Trump presidency, including information concerning alleged sexual exploits.

Mr Steele's continued involvement supplying intelligence to the FBI appears to give credibility to his original dossier, which sparked a Special Counsel investigation by prosecutor Robert Mueller into Russian interference into the 2016 US presidential elections.

Comment: So that makes three versions of raving nonsense, now? The original concoction of hearsay, fantasy and outright lies by Steele, the wanna-be version by Clintion operative Cody Shearer, and now this. The "dossier" has been laid to rest as a farce many times, but now the Telegraph is exhuming it again. Trump is not in office any more, so why now?

Does the renewed interest in Mr. Kilimnik (a US intelligence asset btw) and Mr. Manafort, tie in with Rudy Giuliani's current troubles? They both figure in his investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden's Ukraine shenanigans, not to mention the Obama administration's blatant interference in Ukraine's internal politics. Dan Bongino did an entire episode on the matter, speculating that the raids and investigations are ultimately meant to protect Maria Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, and the criminal activities that were being shielded by the US Embassy there. (includes sponsored ads)



Bullseye

Michigan lawsuit claims to have 'cracked' Dominion election code

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Last month, Michigan constitutional attorney Matthew DePerno released his much anticipated Michigan Elections Forensics Report.

In the report, expert witness Dr. Douglas Frank concluded that in nine Michigan counties, including counties in the Detroit metro, over 66,000 ballots were recorded that are not associated with a registered voter from the October 2020 database. Frank also asserted that voter registration was either near or exceeded the population of those counties. Dr. Frank concluded that an algorithm based on census and registration data shifted votes in Michigan.

Today, DePerno released another expert exhibit, which claims to have cracked the Dominion code. In court filings, DePerno alleges his expert, Jeff Lenberg, conducted tests that "replicate the vote tally errors" seen in Antrim county. DePerno asserts these error run counter to the "human error" narrative.

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Brace yourself, America! Biden reportedly considering increasing domestic spying powers

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Despite being publicly planned and promoted, the Capitol Hill riot apparently blindsided US intelligence. And that epic failure could now provide a rationale for keeping an even closer eye on citizens' private lives.

In a May 3 exclusive, CNN alleged that Joe Biden's administration is considering using external contractors to track "extremist chatter" by US residents both on social media platforms and via encrypted messaging apps.

"Multiple sources" are said to have confirmed that discussions are taking place on the plan, which would allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to circumvent restrictions preventing it from spying on Americans "without justification," or creating false identities to gain access to private forums, groups and messaging apps used by "extremist groups."

A nameless official was quoted as saying "domestic violent extremists" are "really adaptive and innovative," not only "moving to encrypted platforms," but speaking in opaque language online to avoid detection - thus apparently necessitating intensive monitoring of even innocent-seeming communications.

The new policy, if adopted, would "likely be beneficial" to both the DHS and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which likewise "can't monitor US citizens in this way without first getting a warrant or having the pretext of an ongoing investigation."

Comment: It is hard to swallow the idea that the US Intel hydra was blindsided by the staged Capitol 'assault'. It certainly has more than enough access and GCHQ backup to infiltrate, spy upon and manipulate those it targets. This smacks of a narrative to increase its power and potency for access to privacy while negating public pushback. Distract and advance - a Capitol Hill 9/11. Consider it already done.