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New poll revealing Biden's approval rating leaves CNN host stunned: 'Lowest for any American president'

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US President Joe Biden
A new poll revealing President Joe Biden's shocking low approval numbers leaves CNN in disbelief — causing the liberal network to admit the Democratic Party is in trouble.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll found that Biden is sinking in the polls, sounding alarms that he may not be able to recover from his disastrous decisions before the 2024 election.

CNN host Kate Bolduan said:
"In the first real snapshot, if you will, of President Biden's standing since his reelection announcement, voters are saying he has real work to do. And that's even among his own party. Biden's overall approval rating remains underwater. That's the lowest for any American president at this point in their first term. That's dating back to Harry Truman."
The poll found that 58 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they want their party to nominate someone else. In addition, Biden's approval rating remains at a historic low of 36 percent.

Comment: The Left is making a Right turn.


Scientist sues U. of California Santa Cruz officials over DEI mandate

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A scientist is suing University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) officials after he was required to submit a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement with his job application, which he says is in violation of the First Amendment.

Former University of Toronto professor J.D. Haltigan said in the lawsuit filed last week that his first amendment rights were violated by the DEI mandate, which he says is an "unconstitutional form of compelled speech," according to a report by Daily Mail.

Haltigan's lawsuit reportedly names University of California President Michael Drake, UCSC Chancellor Cynthia Larive, UCSC Psychology Department Chair Benjamin Storm, and UCSC Social Sciences Dean Katharyne Mitchell.

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Children given 'safer snorting kits' at Canadian school: report

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A British Columbia high school is investigating after a guest speaker reportedly distributed "safer snorting kits" to minors following a presentation about harm reduction and drug prevention, according to Vancouver Sun.

The "safer snorting kits," which included "straws and wallet-sized cards for cutting powder into snortable lines," were distributed last week to students in the Cowichan Valley school district in Victoria, BC, the outlet reports.

Students also allegedly received a booklet titled, "Staying Safe When You're Snorting" which gives tips on having safe sexual intercourse while high, sharing equipment, as well as the variety of different drugs that can be snorted through the device such as fentanyl, cocaine, crystal meth, and ketamine.

Comment: See also: British Columbia becomes first province in Canada to decriminalize heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, other hard drugs


South Africa faces 16-hour blackouts this winter due to corruption and mismanagement. It could happen in the US.

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South Africans are facing a harsh winter with the potential for 16-hour blackouts due to poor management, corruption and sabotage, BBC reported Tuesday. The same thing could quite easily happen here in the U.S. if we don't do something soon.

The report detailed how easy it is for just about anyone to disrupt South Africa's power grid amid mass social upheaval, unemployment, inequality and an overall terrible economy (sound familiar?). The piece is written awkwardly, boring the reader into not really caring about this unique crisis in a single nation in the southern hemisphere. But if you switched out some of the details, the piece literally could have been written about America's near future.

America is going through an energy crisis, and not the one vomited at us by the corporate media and government (you know, the crisis they still blame on Russia). Our crisis stems from essentially the same factors as South Africa, and no one in a position of so-called power is doing a single thing to stop it, even though the solutions are actually fairly simple.

Comment: As to why, consider all the secondary activities crucial to human survival that depend on the energy supply:


Berlin police investigate Roger Waters over Nazi-style uniform at concert

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Pink Floyd singer wore costume during performance in which he imagines himself as fictional fascist dictator.

Police in Germany have launched a criminal investigation into the Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters over a Nazi-style uniform he wore at a recent concert in Berlin.

"An investigation has been opened over the costume displayed at the concerts on 17 and 18 May," Berlin police spokesperson Martin Halweg told the Guardian.

Comment: You don't have to be all that well-versed in 'art' to understand the message the Waters is sending is political commentary on the polar opposite end of the spectrum or anything pro-Nazi, pro-fascist or pro-authoritarian. These authorities only prove how low-IQ they are when they make these kinds of accusations. There is literally no one more unable to "get it" than a would-be censor.

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In footage posted on social media, the musician can be seen wearing a leather trench coat resembling a Nazi uniform with two crossed hammers and a red armband. He then proceeds to take a mock gun and shoot into the crowd.


Waters' concerts also featured a pig-shaped balloon floating in the air, with a logo of the Israeli weapons company Elbit Systems and the Star of David. The show also involved showing the names of people fading in on the screen, including Anne Frank, a Jewish diarist who died in a Nazi concentration camp, and Palestinian Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed while covering an Israeli military operation in May 2022.

The Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon suggested that Waters wanted to compare Israel to the Nazis, describing the musician as "one of the biggest Jew haters of our time."

On Friday, the musician addressed the controversy, writing on Twitter that he had become a target of "bad faith attacks" from those who disagreed with his political views.

"The elements of my performance that have been questioned are quite clearly a statement in opposition to fascism, injustice and bigotry in all its forms", he said, adding that he had spent his entire life speaking out "against authoritarianism and oppression."
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Fam­ily of slain Twin Peaks pho­tog­ra­pher lament jury dead­lock

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Brian Higginbotham outside court this afternoon.
A mis­trial was de­clared to­day in the mur­der trial of Fan­tasy De­cuir and La­m­onte Mims in San Fran­cisco Su­pe­rior Court.

The pair were ac­cused of rob­bing and killing pho­tog­ra­pher and film lo­ca­tion scout Ed French, 71, at Twin Peaks over­look in July 2017.

The jury of five men and seven women re­ported they were dead­locked as to a count of first-de­gree mur­der. The foreper­son, ju­ror #12, told the court that they had taken "at least seven or eight" votes with re­spect to Ms De­cuir's guilt and had be­come "hope­lessly dead­locked".


WHO could gain powers to impose lockdown on UK

World Health Organization
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Lockdown measures could be imposed on the UK by the World Health Organisation (WHO) during a future pandemic under sweeping new powers, ministers fear.

Member states would be obliged to follow the agency's instructions when responding to pandemics, including by introducing vaccine passports, border closures and quarantine measures, under a draft update to its regulations.

A new "pandemic treaty" under discussion would also force Britain to spend five per cent of its health budget on preparing for another virus outbreak.

Ministers are understood to be alarmed by plans to increase the WHO's powers enabling its governing body to require countries to hand over the recipe of vaccines, regardless of intellectual property rights, and to counter misinformation.

Conservative MPs have written to ministers to warn of an "ambition evident...for the WHO to transition from an advisory organisation to a controlling international authority".

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Oil Well

Germans are outraged about the country's oil and gas boiler ban

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Germans are criticizing a government plan to ban oil and gas boilers and replace them with heat pumps, arguing it is happening too fast and is going to cost a lot of money.

Germany wants to become net-zero by 2045. To this end, the government recently announced it would ban boilers working with fossil fuels, effectively forcing people to switch to heat pumps as the only green enough option for people with no access to district heating.

The cost of the ban is estimated at over 9 billion euros, or $10 billion, annually until 2028. After that, according to the Scholz government, costs will drop by almost half thanks to a ramp-up in heat pump production and a scale-up of wind and solar capacity.

The government is offering financial help to households, to the tune of 30% of the cost of the switch but Germans appear to not be particularly enticed by that offer.


Lockdowns "harmed hundreds of millions of people for years to come" - major study

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The collateral damage of the pandemic response was "substantial, wide-ranging and will leave behind a legacy of harm for hundreds of millions of people", a major new study has found.

Reviewing and synthesising 600 publications focused on the impact of the pandemic response, Dr. Kevin Bardosh of the Universities of Washington and Edinburgh concluded that these wide and deep societal harms "should challenge the dominant mental model of the pandemic response".

The abstract provides a succinct summary of the study, which is currently in pre-print:

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Ukraine attempts drone attacks inside Russia on Druzhba pipeline installations

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Druzhba pipeline
Ukraine struck oil pipeline installations deep inside Russia on Saturday with a series of drone attacks including on a station serving the Druzhba pipeline, while shelling from Ukraine killed at least two, Russian officials and media said.

Ukrainian drone attacks inside Russia have been growing in intensity in recent weeks, and the New York Times reported that U.S. intelligence believes Ukraine was behind a drone attack on the Kremlin earlier this month.

Ukraine has not publicly acknowledged launching attacks against targets inside Russia. The Ukrainian defence ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday.