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Study finds children with liberal parents more likely to suffer mental health problems

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Children who grow up in politically liberal households are more likely to suffer mental health problems than their conservative peers, according to a new study.

An Institute for Family Studies-Gallup report found that "political ideology is one of the strongest predictors" of which caregiving styles a parent adopts, and conservative parents are associated with the best mental health outcomes for their children.

"Conservative and very conservative parents are the most likely to adopt the parenting practices associated with adolescent mental health," study author Jonathan Rothwell, who is also the principal economist at Gallup and nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote . "Liberal parents score the lowest, even worse than very liberal parents, largely because they are the least likely to successfully discipline their children."



Israel plans 'Wrath of God' campaign to assassinate Hamas leaders across the world

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Hamas-Leaders Yahya Sinwar, Mohammed Deif, Marwan Issa named as targets by Israel
The operation recalls Israel's hunt for the terrorists behind the attack on Israelis at the 1972 Munich Olympics — which became the Spielberg film 'Munich'...

Israeli leaders are planning a program of targeted assassinations of Hamas leaders across the world — reminiscent of the "Wrath of God" operation that targeted the terrorists behind the attack on Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, according to a new report.

Those in the sights of Mossad assassins include top Hamas heads living in Lebanon, Turkey, and Qatar, the Wall Street Journal reported. Video from Qatar of Hamas political leaders celebrating the October 7 attacks while living comfortably in the wealthy Gulf emirate reportedly enraged Israeli officials.

Israel's clandestine operations have become the subject of both movies and international condemnation, including the famed "Operation Wrath of God" in the 70s and 80s to methodically hunt down the Palestinian terrorists who killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.

That covert campaign was immortalized in Steven Spielberg's 2005 film, Munich, starring Daniel Craig and Eric Bana.

On November 22, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "I have instructed the Mossad to act against the heads of Hamas wherever they are" — much to the dismay of top intelligence officials who prefer to operate in silence, the Journal reported.


Notorious mobster stunned by latest Hunter Biden allegations: 'Mind-blowing'

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Ex-Gambino underboss Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano sounds off on 'Jesse Watters Primetime' as first family scrutiny mounts.
Former Gambino underboss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano spoke out to FOX News following the latest bombshell report in the Biden family influence peddling investigation.

Gravano appeared on Jesse Watters Primetime on Thursday after a bank investigator tasked with detecting money laundering flagged "unusual" and "erratic" activity in regard to several large-sum wire transfers to accounts belonging to Hunter Biden.

A Bank Secrecy Act manager for one institution said the payments therein didn't appear to match with "any services rendered" by Owasco P.C., an entity controlled by the current first son.

"That's bank lingo for 'bribe'," host Jesse Watters claimed prior to introducing Gravano.

Watters added that the bank investigator finished his report by saying activity on the account appears "unusual and with no current business purpose and may require reevaluation of the bank's relationship with the customer," which the host said is "bank lingo for 'the Chinese are bribing the [then]-vice president's family and we should tell them to bank somewhere else'."


Indigenous community in Ecuador wins legal fight to reclaim ancestral land after more than 80 years

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Siekopai Nation indigenous people demonstrated outside the National Court of Justice
Quito, Ecuador • August 24, 2021
An indigenous community has won a court battle to regain ownership over its ancestral homeland in the Ecuadorian Amazon, more than 80 years after they were displaced because of war.

An Ecuadorian appeals court backed the Siekopai nation's claim over Pë'këya, a biodiverse territory in northeast Ecuador along the border with Peru, according to a court ruling provided to CNN by Amazon Frontline, a nonprofit organization working with indigenous people to defend their land rights.

The Siekopai were displaced during the Peru-Ecuador war in the 1940s.

Last September, the community, which has only about 800 members, filed a lawsuit against the Ecuadorian state, claiming it was violating their right to ancestral property, Amazon Frontline said.

In its ruling on Friday, the Provincial Court of Sucumbios gave Ecuador's Ministry of Environment 45 days to deliver a property title to the Siekopai people for more than 104,000 acres of land, court documents show.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sues Pfizer, alleges pharma giant lied about COVID vaccine efficacy

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Paxton's office accused Pfizer of 'unlawfully misrepresenting the effectiveness of the company's COVID-19 vaccine'

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Pfizer, alleging that the pharmaceutical giant lied about the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine.

In a press release obtained by Fox News Digital, Paxton's office accused Pfizer of "unlawfully misrepresenting the effectiveness of the company's COVID-19 vaccine and attempting to censor public discussion of the product."

Paxton said Pfizer's claim that its vaccine possessed 95% efficacy against infection was "highly misleading."

Comment: That Pfizer can make such a hypocrisy-stuffed statement is astonishing. May Paxton's filing be the first of a flood of lawsuits. Read the full document:


The new 'Chinese disease' panic is upon us

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Lockdown due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreaks in Beijing on May 10, 2022
News has been spreading throughout the media about a "disease outbreak" in China.

For many, this brings back bad memories. The illness, described as a form of pneumonia, has reportedly gone widespread very quickly, triggering comparisons to how the Covid-19 pandemic emerged. As with the coronavirus, it was not long before there followed accusations of a government cover-up of the extent of the spread.

Cases of the same illness occurring outside of China have been the target of media attention, such as those in Denmark and the US, as has the World Health Organization's request for more information and Beijing's response.


Japan approves world's first 'self-amplifying mRNA' Covid vaccine - with no safety or efficacy data

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It's up to you in Japan
After years of injecting themselves with foreign-made mRNA injections, patriotic Japanese Covidians will finally get the chance to put some domestically made lipid nanoparticles into their bloodstreams. From NHK World:
A Japanese Health Ministry panel has said a coronavirus vaccine developed by Daiichi Sankyo can be used for inoculations in Japan. It would be the first Japanese-made Covid shot available for practical use.
Would you be surprised to know that the majority of the panel still wears masks?
The panel of experts held a meeting on Monday. The experts said they confirmed the vaccine's effectiveness, and that they have no serious concerns over its safety.
Banzai! Unfortunately, the article doesn't give any details of the effectiveness the experts apparently confirmed. Fortunately, Daiichi-Sankyo previously put out a press release joyously announcing that the primary endpoint had been reached in the Phase Three trial of their Covid vaccine (DS-5670). So...did DS-5670 reach 95% effectiveness like Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna did?
The primary endpoints of the booster vaccination trial were the geometric mean blood neutralising antibody titer and immune response against SARS-CoV-2 (Omicron BA.5 subvariant) four weeks after the investigational vaccination. Results on the endpoints in the DS-5670 group were higher than those in the control group (Omicron-adapted bivalent vaccine approved in Japan), statistically demonstrating non-inferiority of DS-5670.
In other words, DS-5670 produced more antibodies against BA.5 than the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna bivalent jab, neither of which has ever been shown to be effective. How many more? Dunno yet.
Detailed results from the booster vaccination trial will be presented at academic conferences and in publications.
You may be thinking, "Hang on. Are you telling me that Japan just approved a completely new Covid jab based on unpublished antibody titers?" Yep, that's exactly what I'm telling you.

Comment: The threat within: Doing the job nature won't.

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Will the Irish become a minority in Ireland by 2060?

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Recent events in Ireland, when an Algerian man with Irish citizenship stabbed several people including two children which led to riots, suggest that there may be concern in some sections of Irish society at the current levels of immigration. But the Irish are lucky. Their Government has already told them how many migrants they, as signatories to the UN Compact on Safe and Orderly Migration, expect to import over the next 17 years.

In 2019, the Irish Government published a national planning strategy called 'Project Ireland 2040'. The document states:
The aim of Project Ireland 2040 is to construct an improved Ireland for all of us. By 2040, there will be approximately one million additional people living here in Ireland. This population growth will require hundreds of thousands of new jobs, new homes, heightened cultural and social amenities, enhanced regional connectivity and improved environmental sustainability. Project Ireland 2040 sets out to deliver these.


Irish leftists blame violence against women on misogyny to hide the real cause: Open borders

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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee ‌
Ireland's rate of deadly violence against women could fall dramatically through sensible migration policy and other basic programs.

A 2022 report by RealClearPolitics confirmed what many Europeans had long suspected but could not prove because of data obfuscation by individual governments: Europe has a massive immigrant violent crime problem.

The 10-year data study showed that across the EU, "each one percentage point increase in immigrant population is associated with a 3.6 percent increase in the homicide rate." In Germany, where police and politicians fiercely guard immigrant crime statistics, an academic study found that asylum applicants were responsible for a massive 10.4 percent rise in violent crime in Lower Saxony alone in 2015 and 2016, an apparent effect of Angela Merkel's 2015 open-doors migration policy. It is a familiar pattern across Western Europe's industrial hubs. In the first half of 2022, foreign nationals committed 70 percent of the violent robberies in Paris. Another academic study in Sweden found that in 2017, immigrants accounted for 73 percent of all cases of manslaughter, murder, and attempted murder.

To the residents of Ireland, however, the human carnage unfolding on the continent had been abstract. Traditionally protected from the dangers of mass unvetted migration due to being an economic backwater, the spectacular economic boom of the '90s and early '00s spurred a massive influx of migrants to such a degree that now more than 20 percent of the Irish population is foreign-born. In 2022, Ireland had its reckoning with migrant crime. Predictably, the government attempted to cover it up.


Scott Ritter: Israel's Gaza offensive reveals political and military defeat

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Israel and Hamas have extended the Qatari-brokered ceasefire in the Gaza Strip that Tel Aviv vowed would never happen.

Comment: This article is from a few days ago during the 'humanitarian' pause - that Israel did not abide by - since then Tel Aviv has reignited their genocidal campaign with predictable ferocity.

Former United Nations (UN) weapons inspector and US Marine Scott Ritter argued that the outcome was a political victory for the Palestinian resistance movement.

Israel has lost both the political and military battle in the Gaza Strip, says a leading geopolitical commentator.

Israel and the Hamas Islamic resistance movement that governs the besieged Palestinian enclave reportedly agreed on Tuesday to extend the four-day ceasefire, brokered by Persian Gulf Arab state Qatar, for another two to three days.

Exchanges of captives will continue during that extension, with Hamas releasing 20 Israelis taken prisoner during its October 7 raids into southern Israel. The number of Palestinians to be freed was not reported, but Israel had previously released 180 women and children from its jails in return for 61 Israeli civilians and roughly 20 foreigners held by Hamas.

Comment: See also: 'Please us with their screams': Adviser to Netanyahu's wife fantasizes about torture of 'Gaza residents who participated in Oct 7th' in Facebook post