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Germany dumping migrants in Poland - border guards

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The Polish Border Guard has demanded that its German counterpart explain why a family of migrants was dropped off on Polish soil last week. According to reports in the Polish media, thousands of migrants have been sent from Germany to Poland in similar circumstances.

A German police car dropped two adult Afghan migrants and three children near the town of Osinow Dolny near the German border last Friday, the chojna24 news site reported. Polish police failed to find the migrant family when they searched the area, news outlet Dziennik reported on Monday.

"The German Police's bringing and leaving foreigners in Poland was in violation of the principles of cooperation between both services," the Border Guard said in a statement. "German services cannot make such decisions arbitrarily."

The Border Guard added that it "immediately contacted the German side to explain the circumstances of the incident," and that the agency's commander in chief would discuss the issue with the president of Germany's Federal Police on Tuesday.

Comment: The ultimate goal of all this immigration of foreigners appears to be to cause chaos, which is clearly working!

Stock Down

Pizza Hut abruptly shutters 15 locations, 120 more seen in danger of closure

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Pizza Hut has abruptly shuttered 15 locations in the Midwest with more than 120 others at risk of closing down after the chain landed in a bitter legal dispute with a franchisee.

EYM Group, which owns and operates 142 Pizza Hut locations in Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, South Carolina and Wisconsin, was accused of defaulting on millions of dollars in payments that were allegedly owed to Pizza Hut by a June deadline.

Pizza Hut abruptly moved to shutter 15 restaurants in Northwest Indiana on Friday, according to a report in The Times of Northwest Indiana.

The Times of Northwest Indiana cited social media posts by employees.

Top Secret

'Mysterious' monolith appears in Las Vegas desert, baffling locals: 'We see a lot of weird things'

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© Las Vegas Metropolitan Police De / SWNSUFO-looking monolith is a shiny, reflective structure.
A "mysterious monolith" has appeared in a desert north of Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says the shiny, reflective structure - similar to one found in Utah years ago - was spotted by its search and rescue unit near Gass Peak over the weekend.

"We see a lot of weird things when people go hiking like not being prepared for the weather, not bringing enough water... but check this out!" police wrote on X alongside an image of the monolith.

The discovery comes months after a hiker in Wales captured a video of a mysterious "UFO"-like monolith on top of a hillside along the country's border with England.

Comment: Previously:

Bad Guys

US war on farming accelerates: Idaho farmer sounds alarm over water restrictions that will damage 500K acres of crops and farmland

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© Adam YoungThe wheat harvest takes place on the Youngs’ farm in Bingham County Idaho. Farmer Adam Young said he is subject to a water curtailment order issued by the Idaho Department of Water Resources on May 27
East Idaho farmer Brian Murdock details the water restrictions that he and other farmers are facing on 'The Bottom Line.'

Eastern Idaho farmers may soon be out of water after the state issued a major curtailment.

Brian Murdock, a farmer who resides in East Idaho, warned of the potential devastating impact of the order on his business during his appearance on "The Bottom Line" Wednesday.

"Well, as you said, the state of Idaho and the Idaho Department of Water Resources has issued this curtailment of 500,000 acres. And to help put that in perspective, that's basically 781 square miles of farm ground that is being taken out of production," Murdock stressed.

Comment: As noted in the X-posts below, this is just the latest avenue whereby US farmers are, like their European brethren, are seeing their livelihoods, and their country's food supply, under attack; and whilst this appears to be one of the more brazen moves, the endless food plant fires, paying farmers to 'rewild and retire', the removal of subsidies, and so on, reveals that there's also a myriad of covert efforts to disrupt and destroy the supply chain.
American Farmer Breaks Down What's Taking Place In Idaho

In addition to the water shutoff order on a half million acres of farmland impacting farmers and about 6,400 water users. The Government is targeting chicken farms and cattle across the US

"They are coming for this food system and they're coming for the homesteaders"

"Idaho was supposed to be like this big potato, conservative, you know, live that rule life kind of a place. But if you've been following the stuff that's been going on in Idaho lately, something's that the tides are changing in Idaho.

In the last couple of videos, we've been talking about how they've been calling the chickens because of the bird flu. And I want you guys to understand too that they're using the PCR test for that. And I want you to go do your homework on how reliable that test actually is.

Okay, You guys gotta start peeling open this onion:

On May 16th, May 16th, just a short while ago, news surfaced of an outbreak at Hendricks Poultry in Iona County. And the company announced 400 layoffs, and that's 6.5 million poultry likely will be killed to stop the spread in Ionia County alone. Nearly 91 million poultry in the US are affected.

With outbreaks in 48 states as of Friday, according to the Center of Disease Control, additionally 9 states including Michigan have reported outbreaks of the Avian Flu in cattle and with 49 herds across the US are impacted.

Okay, I have more here. Don't go anywhere now. I'm telling you guys, they are coming for this food system and they're coming for the homesteaders.

Please understand me when I'm telling you. The whole deal, they have to control all of the food or it's not gonna work. This is gonna be a kind of a slow fast process. Right, It's not gonna happen like overnight or anything, but they are moving towards that right now at record speed.

And they're gonna use this stuff to get you there through the fear and everything"
The Idaho Farmland Water Shutoff Rabbit Hole

"Wanna come down a rabbit hole with me? If you haven't heard, right now in Eastern Idaho, 500,000 acres of farmland is without the use of water. This happened on May 30th when the Department of Water Resources ordered 6,400 groundwater users to shut off their water. They're saying it's due to a predicted yearly shortfall and to noncompliance to mitigations. But this is a half a million of farmland.

That's our food supply. And Idaho farmers are asking for our help. They are asking that we call the governor and let him know that water curtailment is not the answer. Here's where the rabbit hole comes in. Buckle up.

And again, I am nobody. I'm just an American. These videos are for entertainment purposes only, and none of this is my opinion.

Here are some facts that can be found with an Internet search:

There's a company called Jervois Operating out of Salmon, Idaho.

This is a $150 million dollar facility (see video) that was then given an additional $15 million from the Department of Defense.

And as of June 2024, today, now, they've been given the green light to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they're mining for cobalt.

Cobalt's used for lithium batteries, and they need to use a lot of water to do so. But that's been known. There were numerous articles warning about this situation.

It's known that the extraction process leads to water scarcity, and that water curtailment order came one day prior to that company getting the green light to mine 24/7.

But remember, lithium is used for the batteries in our phones, the batteries in electric cars, and for military infrastructure.

So do with that information what you will. But the farmers, they're simply asking that we call and let the governor know that water curtailment is not the answer."

Bizarro Earth

Muslim youth immolates himself outside of Mosque amidst Eid festival in Canada, 'global issues and genocide' cited amongst problems

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© Gavin Axelrod/CBCWinnipeg police said they responded to a call involving a man in distress with self-inflicted injuries at the Waverley Grand Mosque Saturday afternoon.
The death of a youth on one of the most important religious holidays for Muslims has members of Winnipeg's Islamic community calling for more mental health supports.

Winnipeg police said they responded to a call involving a man in distress with self-inflicted injuries at the Waverley Grand Mosque Saturday afternoon.

Hakim Ghulam, a board member at the Manitoba Islamic Association, told CBC News on Sunday that the youth self-immolated sometime after afternoon prayers. He died later that night, Ghulam said.

"It's a family who lost their loved one, and we are with them and with others who are struggling in this difficult time," he said. "But we need to reflect upon it."

Comment: A statement from the Mosque was issued:
Statement says Winnipeg youth self-immolated in (like inside?) the Waverley Grand Mosque. Manitoba Islamic Association suggests "global issues" such as Gaza impacted the youth's mental health.
Indeed the man may have suffered psychological problems, however his immolation is notable in light of the others in recent months, all of which were associated with their protest against Israel's escalation of its genocide in Palestine; and that protest includes all nations complicit:

Cowboy Hat

US state sues Pfizer over 'misleading' Covid-19 vaccine claims

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The US state of Kansas has initiated legal action against Pfizer over "misleading claims" that the pharmaceutical giant allegedly made regarding its Covid-19 vaccine's effectiveness and the risks associated with it.

Several manufacturers began developing Covid-19 vaccines in the months after the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared a pandemic in March 2020. Governments across the world subsequently began mandating inoculation. According to federal data, more than 366 million doses of Pfizer's original coronavirus vaccine were administered in the US alone.

On Monday, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach filed a lawsuit claiming that Pfizer had deliberately hidden evidence linking the vaccine to myocarditis and pregnancy complications.

"Pfizer made multiple misleading statements to deceive the public about its vaccine at a time when Americans needed the truth," Kobach said in a statement.

In June 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning with respect to Pfizer and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccines about the elevated risk of myocarditis and pericarditis, both rare heart inflammation conditions.

Comment: Here's Kobach giving a press conference about the lawsuit:

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Mr. Potato

US Secret Service agent robbed at gunpoint during Biden's Los Angeles trip - police

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© CFPA file photo of a U.S. Secret Service agent on duty on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., April 7, 2023.
A U.S. Secret Service agent was robbed at gunpoint as the country's president, Joe Biden, was visiting Los Angeles for a fundraising event over the weekend, officials said.

The agent was returning from work on Saturday night when he was accosted in a residential community in Tustin, about an hour's drive southeast of Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

Someone called the Tustin Police Department shortly after 9:30 p.m. to report the robbery. Police said the agent had his bag stolen at gunpoint. The agent, who was not injured, fired his gun during the confrontation, police said. The Secret Service said they did not know if anyone was shot.

Comment: The incident, whilst not so surprising, perhaps says everything about the state of the US, as well as those tasked with running, and protecting, the country.


"Irishness" means something, and it's OK to say so

Ireland, Irish flags, Custom House, Dublin, Ireland
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I stay off Twitter/X on weekends (where possible) to try and reorientate myself to the here and now and avoid constant exposure to some of the more à la carte contributions on that platform.

There's always a short moment of reflection before I take a deep breath and touch the icon on my phone before diving back into the waters on Monday mornings.

This morning, I learned that people have been hotly debating what it means to be "Irish" and "Irishness" over my weekend of blissful ignorance.

Part of the conversation was stirred by a piece written by our editor, John McGuirk, in which he mistakenly said that in my case the name 'Gunning' was Anglo Norman. It's an Anglicised version of the Irish name O'Conaing, but that's for myself and himself to argue about in the work chat.

That aside, the topic of what it means to be Irish is becoming all the more relevant as Ireland's demographic makeup continues to shift at a dramatic pace.

Before I go any further perhaps I should point out that I actually don't like the idea of identity politics, but often find myself dipping into it now and then in hopes that my willingness to publicly confront and discuss issues of a sensitive nature will not be immediately dismissed as some kind of 'ism' or 'phobia',

Today is one of those days.

Comment: A thoughtful look at what it means to be of a certain nationality or culture, and to realize there is a reality to each that shouldn't be ignored or disregarded.


British Conservatives annihilated in pre-election polls

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© AFP / Toby MelvilleRishi Sunak speaks during a press conference at Downing Street in London, England, April 22, 2024
The UK's ruling Conservative Party is heading for "electoral extinction," according to multiple polls published in British media over the weekend. Amid Sunak's record unpopularity, two polls showed Nigel Farage's Reform UK party surging to third place.

According to an Opinium poll published in The Observer on Saturday, 40% of likely voters said they would choose the Labour Party when they cast their votes on July 4. Another 23% said they would vote Conservative, while 14% said they would back Reform UK candidates, a better result for the anti-immigration party than for the Greens (7%) and Liberal Democrats (12%).

A Telegraph poll published the same day showed even more dismal results for Sunak's party, with 46% of likely voters choosing Labour, 21% Conservative, and 13% opting for Reform UK.

It marks the poorest showing for the Conservatives in a Telegraph poll in five years, while Labour's 25-point lead is the party's largest since October 2022, when Conservative Prime Minister Liz Truss stepped down after unveiling a widely-reviled mini-budget. Reform's share in both polls is its largest since the party's creation in 2021.


Dem candidate charged for allegedly faking racist attacks against himself

Taral Patel
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A Democrat running for local office in Texas was arrested and charged with a felony for allegedly creating social media accounts to post fake racist attacks against himself, local outlets reported.

Taral Patel, the Democratic nominee for Fort Bend County Precinct 3 commissioner, in September 2023 made a post to his Facebook account claiming that his "Republican opponents supporters' decide[d] to hurl #racist, #anti-immigrant, #Hinduphobic, or otherwise disgusting insults," attaching screenshots allegedly showing prejudiced statements made by residents of the county. The racist messages were eventually traced back to Patel following an investigation conducted by the Fort Bend County District Attorney's office and the Texas Rangers, the Houston Chronicle reported.

"We don't need more sand negroid subhumans who smell like curry and filth in our country," one comment flagged by Patel reads. "If I see you wearing that dot on your head, I'll wipe it off myself," another reads.

Comment: Stupid is as stupid does, as they say.