Secret Service Explanations For Security Failures Not Adding Up; DHS Inspector General Launches Investigation

Secret Service Explanations For Security Failures Not Adding Up; DHS Inspector General Launches Investigation:

In the wake of Saturday’s attempted assassination of Donald Trump, the #1 question is how the Secret Service could have failed to secure a rooftop a little over 400ft away – which former Army sniper Rep. Cory Mills called a “sniper’s paradise” that was so obvious he wondered aloud whether it was an “intentional” failure.

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Billion Dollar Companies Like Apple And Nvidia Are Swiping YouTube Content To Train Their AI

Billion Dollar Companies Like Apple And Nvidia Are Swiping YouTube Content To Train Their AI:

Apple, Nvidia and Salesforce are using content on YouTube to train their AI.

Subtitles from 173,536 YouTube videos spread across 48,000 YouTube channels were used by these companies as training data despite YouTube’s rules against harvesting information, according to Proof News and Wired.

The dataset – called YouTube Subtitles – includes transcripts from educational channels like Khan Academy, MIT, and Harvard, as well as media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the BBC.

Late-night shows like The Late Show, Last Week Tonight, and Jimmy Kimmel Live were also used, the report says.

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“Pass The Torch” – Adam Schiff Warns ‘If [Biden] Is Our Nominee, We Will Lose Everything’

“Pass The Torch” – Adam Schiff Warns ‘If [Biden] Is Our Nominee, We Will Lose Everything’:

You know it’s bad when…

While California Democratic Party Rep. Adam Schiff may not be the most honest broker of information (to say the very least), he is an almost perfect indicator of the ‘Deep State’ narrative direction. And given that is the case, President Biden has a problem – a big problem.

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Biden Went On Unhinged Rant During Call To Discuss His Viability: Report

Biden Went On Unhinged Rant During Call To Discuss His Viability: Report:

Hours before Donald Trump was shot by a would-be assassin on Saturday, President Joe Biden became absolutely unhinged during a Zoom call with Democrats to discuss whether he should abandon his bid for reelection.

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Nantucket Beaches Closed After Wind Turbine Blade Fail Scatters “Fiberglass Shards”

Nantucket Beaches Closed After Wind Turbine Blade Fail Scatters “Fiberglass Shards”:

Nantucket residents are watching their pristine beaches transform into “waste dumps” filled with floating debris and sharp fiberglass shards. This prompted officials to close beaches this week after a massive offshore wind turbine experienced a catastrophic failure.

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Trump Reveals Key Pillars Of “Trumponomics”: Low Taxes, Sky High Tariffs, Powell Not Fired, Treasury Secretary Dimon And Much More

Trump Reveals Key Pillars Of “Trumponomics”: Low Taxes, Sky High Tariffs, Powell Not Fired, Treasury Secretary Dimon And Much More:

Before the failed assassination attempt, before the catastrophic (for Biden) first presidential debate, Donald Trump gave Bloomberg an extensive interview in which he laid out the core tenets of Trumponomics 2.0 that will define his next presidency. Here are the key highlights:

According to the interview, if Trump wins, he will…

  • enforce huge bilateral sanctions even though he claims “I don’t love sanctions,” he says. He keeps circling back to William McKinley, who he says raised enough revenue through tariffs during his turn-of-the-20th-century presidency to avoid instituting a federal income tax yet never got the appropriate credit.
  • allow Jerome Powell to serve out his term as chair of the Federal Reserve, which runs through May 2026
  • will lower the corporate tax rate to as low as 15%
  • no longer plans to ban TikTok.
  • considers Jamie Dimon to serve as secretary of the Department of the Treasury
  • ambivalent (if not outright hostile) to the idea of protecting Taiwan from Chinese aggression and to US efforts to punish Putin for invading Ukraine.

While the broad strokes of Trumponomics might not be different from what they were during his first term, what’s new is the speed and efficiency with which he intends to enact them. He believes he understands the levers of power much more deeply now, including the importance of selecting the right people for the right jobs. “We had great people, but I had some people that I would not have chosen for a second time,” he says. “Now, I know everybody. Now, I am truly experienced.”

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The Weimar Inflation Revisited

The Weimar Inflation Revisited:

Authored by Jeffrey A. Tucker via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Lots of thinking these days about Rome and its fall. Maybe we should be thinking about Weimar and the inflation that wrecked Europe.

Following the Great War, now known as World War I, the victorious allies forced the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II, who would be the last German emperor, and thus ending a 300-year dynasty that had ruled Prussia. The Weimar Republic was born as a new experiment in democracy. The result was utterly catastrophic for the country and the world. The trigger was war reparations and the means by which they were paid.

“The depreciation of the mark of 1914–23,” wrote the brilliant economist Lionel Robbins in 1937 (therefore two years before World War II) “is one of the outstanding episodes in the history of the twentieth century. Not only by reason of its magnitude but also by reason of its effects, it looms large on our horizon. It was the most colossal thing of its kind in history: and, next probably to the Great War itself, it must bear responsibility for many of the political and economic difficulties of our generation.”

It destroyed the wealth of the more solid elements in German society,” he wrote, “and it left behind a moral and economic disequilibrium, apt breeding ground for the disasters which have followed. Hitler is the foster-child of the inflation. The financial convulsions of the Great Depression were, in part at least, the product of the distortions of the system of international borrowing and lending to which its ravages had given rise. If we are to understand correctly the present position of Europe, we must not neglect the study of the great German inflation. If we are to plan for greater stability in the future, we must learn to avoid the mistakes from which it sprang.”

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Ukraine Demands 25 Patriot Batteries & More F-16s From Its Allies

Ukraine Demands 25 Patriot Batteries & More F-16s From Its Allies:

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, his country needs more missiles and fighter planes than promised to defend its airspace.

“In order to ensure the full protection of Ukraine, in the opinion of our soldiers, we need 25 Patriot systems,” the head of state stressed at a press conference in Kyiv.

However, Zelensky did not mention how many Patriot air defense systems Ukraine currently has. He claimed that his country needs other weapons systems of different ranges and capabilities for comprehensive air defense; he also noted that at the NATO summit in Washington, Ukraine’s allies had offered five additional Patriot systems with similar capabilities.

A month earlier, during the G7 summit in Italy, he had said that at least seven Patriot systems were needed. One Patriot battery costs $1 billion, while missiles are at least $3 million apiece.

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German Govt Launches Massive Crackdown On (Right Wing) Press Freedom

German Govt Launches Massive Crackdown On (Right Wing) Press Freedom:

In what may be the most aggressive move against press freedom since the Second World War, Germany has banned Compact Magazine and had over 200 police officers raid the office and home of the publisher, Jürgen Elsässer, along with the homes of other employees and financial backers.

At 6:00 a.m., masked German police officers raided the home of Elsässer and confiscated hard drives and assets. The magazine has a large readership in Germany and a Youtube channel with millions of views and over 300,000 subscribers. The website and its social media channels have now been erased from the web.

Far-left German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser took to X to celebrate the banning of the publication, which she says she personally ordered.

“Today, I banned the right-wing extremist ‘COMPACT Magazine.’ It agitates in an unspeakable way against Jews, against Muslims and against our democracy. Our ban is a hard blow against the right-wing extremist scene,” she wrote.

While speaking about the incident, she stated:

“We will not allow ethnic definitions of who belongs to Germany and who does not. Our constitutional state protects all those who are persecuted because of their faith, their origin, their skin color or their democratic stance.”

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…says the known to be left-wing extremist.

Planned revolution  & civil war is coming in the U.S. and Europe, as predicted.

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Antioxidant Supplement Shows Promise For OCD Treatment

One of the most important supplements for the vaxxed (to stay alive and detox the kill shot)…

…and the unvaxxed (to live long and stay healthy).

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Antioxidant Supplement Shows Promise For OCD Treatment:

Authored by Susan C. Olmstead via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

The antioxidant n-acetylcysteine (NAC) is emerging as a promising treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, offering new hope for the approximately 50 percent of adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who do not respond to customary treatments.

Researchers have been accumulating evidence over the last few years that NAC, a derivative of the amino acid cysteine, available as an over-the-counter supplement, could help people with OCD. It’s also showing promise in the treatment of patients with the hair-pulling disorder trichotillomania and is being investigated as a treatment for compulsive gamblers and drinkers.

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Widow Of Trump Rally Victim Refuses Biden’s Phone Call

Widow Of Trump Rally Victim Refuses Biden’s Phone Call:

The widow of the firefighter who was shot and killed during the assassination attempt against Donald Trump recently said that she rejected a phone call from Joe Biden because her conservative, Trump-supporting husband would not appreciate her talking to Biden.

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Auto Insider Warns More Americans Fall Behind On Car Payments As Repos Soar 23%

Auto Insider Warns More Americans Fall Behind On Car Payments As Repos Soar 23%:

The delayed day of reckoning has arrived for millions of Americans who purchased vehicles with absurdly high monthly payments they no longer can afford. New data shows auto repossessions surged in the first half of the year, driven by elevated inflation and high interest rates, resulting in increased consumer distress (read: here & here) as the labor market slows.

Before we delve into the data from Cox Automotive, let’s revisit several of our reports from mid-2022, showing how we have been diligently tracking the perfect storm brewing for auto repossessions:

Two years later, the deterioration has accelerated. Cox data shows repos jumped 23% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2023. Repos started moving higher last year and have now exceeded pre-Covid levels, up 14% compared to the first half of 2019.

“When you think about the costs for rent and shelter and insurance, all those things hit consumers and they have to choose what they will pay,” Jeremy Robb, senior director of economic and industry insights at Cox, told Bloomberg.

Robb warned, “More people are getting behind on payments because everything is more expensive.”

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Many Substances Used For Food Processing Are Never Listed On Ingredient Labels

Many Substances Used For Food Processing Are Never Listed On Ingredient Labels:

https://archive.is/mYkP8

Authored by Flora Zhao via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

The long list of unfamiliar names on ingredient labels of processed foods is already a cause for concern. However, many people are unaware of another category of additives never listed on these labels. These “invisible” additives are known as processing aids.

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Russian TV Threatens European Capitals With Long-Range Missiles

Russian TV Threatens European Capitals With Long-Range Missiles:

Russia’s state-run Rossiya 1 TV channel ran a segment on Sunday evening which appeared to be in direct reaction to the US recently announcing it plans to place long-range missiles in Germany.

The segment included the Russian pundits ominously warning that Russian missiles can strike European capitals. “Almost all European capitals will be under threat if our missiles are stationed in Kaliningrad: Berlin, Warsaw, all the Baltic states, Paris, Bucharest, Prague, and of course, the American bases in Germany,” TV host and State Duma lawmaker Yevgeny Popov said. Watch the Russian-language segment below:

“Special attention to Britain, our traditional enemy…Britain is in the most vulnerable position — basically, three missiles are enough and this civilization will collapse,” Popov added.

At the same time, the show presented a map of Europe, showing potential target areas. UK and Europe-based news outlets picked up on the threat and featured commentary on the segment.

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