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3 Israeli captives were killed in Al-Nuseirat refugee camp massacre

Al-Nuseirat massacre
© APPalestinians check the bodies of their relatives killed in an Israeli bombardment of a Al-Nuseirat refugee camp, in front of the morgue of al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza Strip.
In the aftermath of an Israeli military offensive in the Al-Nuseirat refugee camp, the Palestinian resistance announced the deaths of three Israeli captives, including one with dual citizenship.

In a video posted on its Telegram channel Sunday, Hamas' armed wing, al-Qassam Brigades, said that three captives, including a US citizen, were killed during an Israeli military operation on Saturday.

The raid also resulted in the liberation of four other captives.

The operation began around 11 a.m. local time (0800 GMT) in the bustling market area of Nuseirat. Reports indicated that American forces, alongside Israeli occupation forces, infiltrated the camp using a truck disguised for humanitarian purposes, originating from the American floating pier.

Comment: A number of released hostages described how they were well treated - sometimes even better than Hamas themselves - but also that they were close to being hit during Israel's near-indiscriminate attacks on civilians, and so this was a predictable outcome: US cell IN Israel helped rescue 4 hostages, operation included airstrikes that killed 210 Gazans in Nuseirat refugee camp massacre


Jeep

VW takes €60 billion out of the EV budget and puts it back into combustion cars

EV Wreck
© joannenova.com.au
EV manufacturers are backing away slowly from the Great EV Debacle

The government commanded the EV bubble, but even with billions in subsidies, schemes and advertising the chemistry didn't obey. Somehow, even with legislation, the right discoveries didn't discover themselves on cue.

VW has decided to use one third of its EV development money to develop a better fuel car instead.

Hey, it's only 60,000 million Euro.
VW Will Spend Billions of Its EV Development Budget on Gas Engines

By: Adrian Padeanu, Motor1.com

Of the €180 billion ($196 billion) set aside in 2023 primarily for next-generation EVs, the German brand will now use one-third to continue the development of combustion engines. The announcement comes from Arno Antlitz, the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at the Volkswagen Group. The company intends to spend roughly €60 billion ($65 billion) to "keep our combustion cars competitive."

It's a stark departure from the previous plan announced in late 2022 to build and sell only electric cars in Europe from 2033.
Only a year ago Volkswagon was confident it could build a cheaper EV. But a month ago they reported a 20 percent fall in first quarter profits.

Gavel

Judge won't block North Dakota's ban on gender-affirming care for minors

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© Amy Dalrymple / North Dakota MonitorNorth Dakota South Central Judicial District Judge Jackson Lofgren presides over a hearing on Jan. 19, 2024, in Bismarck.
A North Dakota law banning gender-affirming care for children will continue to be enforced pending a court challenge, but any kids whose treatments began before the law took effect in April 2023 can keep getting the care, according to a judge's ruling released Wednesday.

Judge Jackson Lofgren denied a preliminary injunction sought by families seeking to overturn the law, as he had previously done in November when the plaintiffs sought a temporary restraining order.

The plaintiffs said a grandfather clause in the law is so vague it led providers to stop treatments in the state, but the judge made clear those minors can continue any medical care they had before the law took effect.

It isn't clear that the plaintiffs are "substantially" likely to win their case, now scheduled for a November trial, on claims that the law violates rights to parent or to personal autonomy and self-determination, the judge said.

Comment: Another insane woke agenda is slowly being beaten back.


Attention

4 dead, 27 injured after head-on train collision in Czech Republic

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© Associated PressA passenger train collided head-on with a freight train in the city of Pardubice, 100km east of Prague.
A passenger train collided head-on with a freight train in the Czech Republic, killing at least four people and injuring 27 others, officials said Thursday.

Interior Minister Vít Rakušan said the crash took place late Wednesday night in the city of Pardubice, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Prague. The high-speed passenger train belonged to the private RegioJet company.

Rakušan said none of the injured was in life-threatening condition.

Comment: See also:



Star of David

Anti-Israel protesters disrupt Kamala Harris appearance on Jimmy Kimmel

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© Getty Images / Anna Moneymaker / StaffUS Vice President Kamala Harris
A recording of Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show featuring US Vice President Kamala Harris was disrupted by anti-Israel protesters who shouted her down on Tuesday, accusing her of supporting "genocide" in Gaza.

A video of the incident was shared by the anti-war Code Pink group, which describes itself as a "feminist grassroots organization" devoted to ending "US warfare and imperialism."

In the footage, several activists can be heard interrupting the recording of the show by shouting out "Stop the genocide" and "You're a murderer" at Harris.

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Americans facing 'economic degradation and misery' due to US foreign policy - Jackson Hinkle on RT panel

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© RTJackson Hinckle speaks at a panel discussion on US efforts to vilify Russia at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, June 7, 2024.
Washington is wasting money on foreign policy blunders like Ukraine, instead of improving the lives of American people, US journalist Jackson Hinkle has said.

The political commentator was one of the guests for a discussion panel on US information warfare against Russia, which RT hosted on Friday as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

He lampooned the administration of US President Joe Biden for trying to justify continued military assistance to Ukraine by highlighting its intention to spend the money at home to ramp up military production. Biden and other senior officials have repeatedly used this narrative when a White House appropriation request stalls in Congress due to Republican opposition.

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Alex Jones to lose ownership of Infowars

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Alex Jones, founder of Infowars
According to reports, Alex Jones moved to liquidate his personal assets to settle legal judgments with the relatives of Sandy Hook victims.

Jones filed for personal bankruptcy in December 2022 after the Sandy Hook families were awarded $1.5 billion in defamation lawsuits.

The families previously offered to settle the debt for $85 million paid over 10 years, the Associated Press reported last November.

"The families' lawyers offered Jones two options: either liquidate his estate and give the proceeds to creditors, or pay them at least $8.5 million a year for 10 years — plus 50% of any income over $9 million per year," the outlet noted.

Comment: A 'kangaroo court debt' indeed, similar to the judgement against Trump, intended to wipe out his campaign fund:

Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly $1billion to Sandy Hookvictims over hoax claims

this is up from a 4.1 million judgement in 2022.

But maybe Jones was on to something: Again, as with Trump, Jones was hamstrung by a corrupt judiciary in prosecuting his defense: Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson have both stepped up to give Alex Jones a voice:

Media maverick Joe Rogan interviews Alex Jones in latest podcast, snowflakes flip out, threaten to cancel Spotify subscriptions - UPDATE




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66% of US adults oppose transgender girls competing on female sports teams, new survey reveals

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Nearly half of Americans believe young people are being influenced by pop culture to identify as LGBTQ, while two-thirds of US adults believe transgender girls shouldn't compete in female sports.
A solid majority of American adults believe transgender athletes should not be allowed to compete on girls' sports teams — with two-thirds saying it should be permitted "never" or "in rare cases," according to a new LA Times survey.

The survey, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, asked respondents to weigh in on whether trans athletes of both sexes should be permitted to participate in sports leagues that correspond to their preferred gender identity instead of their biological sex.

It posed the same question about adult and child trans athletes, separately polling US adults overall, California adults and LGBTQ+ adults.

Adults from California were statistically tied with US adults on the question of trans girls competing against biological girls, with 65% answering it should either be never or rarely be allowed.

The responses were virtually identical when those polled were asked about adult trans female athletes competing in women's sports teams, with 69% of US adults stating their opposition.

Comment: That's a surprising number of people who don't see the insanity of mixing the sexes in sports.


Cheeseburger

California fast food restaurants have cut 10,000 jobs thanks to state's $20 minimum wage: trade group

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© APMcDonald’s joins popular chain restaurants who have raised their prices following California’s fast food wage hike.
California fast food restaurants have slashed nearly 10,000 jobs because of the state's new $20 minimum wage as struggling franchises cut labor costs and raise prices to survive, a major trade group said Thursday.

The California Business and Industrial Alliance (CABIA) slammed Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom for pushing through the law, which went into effect April 1 - and was blamed for forcing one beloved taco chain to shutter 48 locations in the state last week.

"California businesses have been under total attack and total assault for years," CABIA president and founder Tom Manzo told Fox Business.

"It's just another law that puts businesses in further jeopardy."

Several major chains - including McDonald's, Burger King, and even low-cost favorite In-N-Out Burger - jacked up prices to offset the higher wages.

Comment: Restaurant closures, hours cutting, and price hikes are necessary responses to minimum wage hikes and pretty much leaves everyone in the same position they were in before. Except for those 10,000 people who've just been laid off, of course. They're in a worse position. Same for those who made just above minimum wage and didn't get a pay raise but now must endure the consequences of government induced inflation.


Heart - Black

Children among dozens killed in 'appalling' Israeli attack on UNRWA school

Palestinians working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East inspect a school devastated by an Israeli airstrike in Nuseirat refugee camp on June 6, 2024 in Gaza.
© Ashraf Amra/Anadolu via Getty ImagesPalestinians working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East inspect a school devastated by an Israeli airstrike in Nuseirat refugee camp on June 6, 2024 in Gaza.
"This is not war, it is destruction that words are unable to express," said the father of two children killed in the Israeli strike.

Israeli forces on Thursday bombed a Gaza school run by the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, killing dozens of people including women and children.

The precise death toll from the Israeli strike on the school — which was sheltering displaced Palestinians — is unclear, but the communications director for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said she's been informed that up to 45 people were killed.

Euronews reported that the nearby Al Aqsa Martyrs Hospital "received at least 33 dead from the strike, including 14 children and nine women, according to hospital records and an Associated Press reporter at the hospital."

Comment: That Israel would bomb and kill dozens of Gazans (in a UN facility no less) so soon after doing the same only a few weeks ago - and receiving near universal condemnation for it - demonstrates just how belligerent, brazen, malevolent and unhinged it is; only this week there were reports of Israel using banned white phosphorous munitions on the civilians of Lebanon.