Another Democrat Tax Grab – “Vehicle Miles-Traveled” Tax
The Democrats are hot on the trail of another crisis that they don’t want to let go to waste. You may have noticed a slew of stories about states implementing pilot programs or talking up the idea of charging a Vehicle Miles-Traveled Tax (VMT), a new tax based on how many miles we drive. It’s nothing new to watch bureaucrats scrambling around trying to figure out how to squeeze more tax blood out of the rock of the American people, but this little scheme is about much more than money– it’s a pretext with which to monitor your travel, opening another door to controlling our movement.
French police say ‘we are at war with vermin’ as they threaten revolt over rioting
French police said they were “at war” with “savage hordes of vermin” on Friday night as France was rocked by violent waves of riots and looting. Two of the country’s top police unions threatened a revolt unless Emmanuel Macron’s government restored order after protests broke out over an officer’s shooting of a teenager outside Paris.
Google to block local news in Canada in response to media law
Google on Thursday became the latest Silicon Valley giant to block Canadian users from seeing local news on its platform after Ottawa passed a bill requiring tech companies to pay for such content. The Online News Act … requires digital giants to make fair commercial deals with Canadian outlets for the news and information that is shared on their platforms, or face binding arbitration. Google said the new law is “unworkable”.
The Wagner Group: A Prophetic Perspective On An Incident That Has The World Scratching Its Head
We all saw this unfold last week. Many, including myself, were watching in shock and disbelief as this mercenary army called the Wagner Group was marching toward Moscow, coming within 120 miles of the capital. This was evil versus evil. Both Prigozhin and Putin are bloodthirsty, brutal, strong men. There were no good guys in this.
The Gov’t Can’t Mislabel Speech As Discrimination To Censor It: SCOTUS Issues Major Free Speech Victory
The Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Christian graphic designer cannot be forced to create custom websites for same-sex weddings under Colorado’s anti-discrimination law that prohibited businesses from denying service based on a customer’s sexual orientation. In a 6-3 decision, the high court ruled that Lorie Smith’s constitutional right to free speech would be violated if she were compelled to design customized websites for same-sex weddings as the owner of 303 Creative.
General Mills Among 15 Companies to Stop Doing Business in Israeli Settlements: UN Report
The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights has removed General Mills and 14 other business entities from a blacklist of companies identified as working in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The company, however, denied that its decision was motivated by politics.
CIA director called Kremlin to assure US had no role in aborted mutiny
CIA Director William Burns called Russian spy chief Sergei Naryshkin after last week’s aborted mutiny in Russia to assure the Kremlin that the United States had no role in it, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Burns’ phone call with Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence service, took place this week and was the highest-level contact between the two governments since the attempted mutiny,
Muslim protesters storm Swedish embassy in Iraq over Quran burning
Hundreds of followers of the influential Iraqi Shiite cleric and political leader Muqtada Sadr briefly stormed the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad on Thursday in protest of the burning of a Quran in Sweden. Some of the protesters also burned rainbow flags.
Sabbath Wins in the Supreme Court
On Thursday, the US Supreme Court reinstated the discrimination lawsuit of Groff v. DeJoy filed by Gerald Groff, a former mail carrier in Pennsylvania, who claimed his employer, the Postal Service, discriminated against him for being religious when they disciplined him for repeatedly refusing to work on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath. Groff is suing Louis DeJoy, the US Postmaster General, against the United States Postal Service in which he claimed he was forced to quit the agency because they wouldn’t allow him to have Sundays off to observe Sabbath.
Ukraine, US agree: counteroffensive creeps ahead, measured in blood
Ukraine has been publicly cautious in counting gains in a counteroffensive it launched this month to reclaim territory occupied by Russian forces, and on Friday its president and a US general acknowledged that progress is measured in blood.
In Minneapolis, drag is now an honored form of free speech
The resolution, supported by every member of the City Council, praises the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a prominent anti-Catholic hate group. The Minneapolis City Council has passed a resolution “honoring drag performance and drag culture as a form of free speech”
Twitter Spaces host Daniel Sadan says anti-Zionist sentiment is ‘a major motivation’ to create a new voice within the Democratic party
Daniel Sadan is not the only American Jew with grave concerns about a growing anti-Israel trend in parts of the Democratic party. Even though he is not a political or public figure, his recent tweet has caught the attention of many. He wrote further: “Yesterday, I saw a post that accurately described the conflict, and it was from @NEWSMAX, a media outlet I would never think to watch. Ever. I wanted to share it, but I felt I couldn’t, because Democrats would tune it out due to the source. I also watched @tedcruz, @RonDeSantis, and @SpeakerMcCarthy defend Israel with evidence-based arguments that were 100% correct.” “This was pretty shocking to me, because I wasn’t used to thinking of Republicans as my ‘defenders.’ But it seemed that apart from a handful of Democrats, like Ritchie Torres, most people had a really anti-Israel outlook,
Artificial Intelligence Bible translation: Will it prove harmful or helpful?
News about Artificial Intelligence (AI) is saturating airwaves, articles, and investments. Throughout the world, countries, technology giants, and startups are holding high-level discussions about the AI phenomenon that is speeding into the stratosphere. Bible translation organizations are also busy exploring the pluses and perils inherent in AI’s world-changing possibilities.
Heavy rainfall triggers deadly landslide in Dalat City, Vietnam
Two people died and five others were injured when a landslide triggered by heavy rain buried houses in Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Dalat City, Vietnam on Thursday morning, June 29, 2023.
Canada’s wildfire emissions reach record high in 2023, impacting global air quality
The annual emissions from wildfires in Canada as of June 26, 2023, have reached record levels, marking the largest amount the country has seen since satellite monitoring began in 2003.
Destructive derecho sweeps across Midwest, leaving widespread damage and over 1.2 million people without power
An intense derecho ripped across the Midwest on Thursday, June 29, 2023, unleashing life-threatening wind gusts of over 160 km/h (100 mph) and leaving more than 500 000 households without power across Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. This potent line of thunderstorms caused significant property damage and affected millions of Americans.
Show Your CCP Loyalty: Republicans Linked to Sequoia Venture Capital are Acting Very Weird
Democrats are being exposed for their connections to the Chinese Communist Party, as a post from June 25 shows, calling Democrat John Kerry out for his massive investments in Chinese energy, which sounds a whole lot like what we hear about the Biden Crime Family lately and what we know about the families of the Clintons and the Peosi’s. But it is not just Democrats who betrayed the American people in these ways by giving access to foreign groups. And the money was not just being made on energy.
Smoke From Canadian Fires Leads to Speculation in U.S. as Air Quality Plummets Ahead of Independence Day Weekend
Toxic smoke from Canadian wildfires is spreading across America, raising questions about how they started as well as what the United States Government intends to do about it.
France Deploys ‘Armored Military Vehicles’ To Combat Nationwide Riots
There are reports of “Tactical units driving through the streets of Marseille.” French interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, said overnight chaos has resulted in 2,000 cars burned, 500 buildings damaged, hundreds of businesses looted, and violent clashes with police. He said over 800 people were arrested, with nearly 250 officers injured.
Video: Biden Department of Education ‘Pride’ Seminar Advocates Puberty Blockers For Kids
The Biden Department of Education held a ‘Pride’ seminar last week where it presented, among other things, an eighth grader advocating puberty blockers for children.
NYC Milestone: Migrants Outnumber New Yorkers in Homeless Shelters
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has brought the city to a new milestone with border crossers and illegal aliens now outnumbering New Yorkers in homeless shelters.
Africa’s richest city is now a crumbling hellscape after less than 30 years of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion…
South Africa has been heading towards a collapse for some time now. The process began in the 90s and ran through the early 2000s when there was a mass exodus of white people due to escalating violence, racism, and limited employment opportunities. Johannesburg, the country’s capital city, is a prime example of South Africa’s decline. This once vibrant city, built on a foundation of wealth, has transformed into a bleak wasteland reminiscent of the novel “Lord of the Flies,” overrun by chaos, violence, and despair.
Media Firestorm Ensues After It’s Suggested The French Constitution Be Changed As To Allow Emmanuel Macron To Have A Third Term As Ruler
The former president of the French National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, said he would be in favour of a third term for the current president Emmanuel Macron, causing a media firestorm.
UK report recommends a 50% REDUCTION in emissions by 2030 – green tyranny incoming
A report from the United Kingdom has recommended a 50 percent reduction in consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030.
France Builds New Military Hospital In Preparation For War
On his second day in Marseilles, Tuesday, June 27, Macron announced that a new military hospital would be built on the Sainte-Marthe site by “the beginning of the next decade,” reports CNews.
Malaria alert issued in Florida. Why infectious mosquitoes have led to statewide concern
Four people in Sarasota have fallen ill with malaria, and the Florida Department of Health has issued a statewide mosquito-borne illness alert, the department said this week. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control also has issued an alert after the Florida cases, and one case in Texas, are the first instances of locally transmitted malaria in the U.S. since 2003.
FORCED PERVERSION: Biden HHS director threatens to cut Medicare payments to hospitals if they don’t allow genital mutilation of children
For years, Democrats and Republicans have blamed one another for wanting to cut Medicare and Medicaid, and now it could finally happen. Like some direct order straight out of a communist regime, Biden officials just revealed their plan to cut Medicare and Medicaid payments to hospitals and states if they do not universally allow for the chemical castration and genital mutilation of children.
Supreme Court Hands Religious Freedom Win To Postal Worker Who Refused To Work On Sunday
The U.S. Supreme Court has made it easier for employees to seek religious accommodations. The ruling came as a result of a case involving an evangelical Christian mail carrier who objected to working on Sundays.
Four NZ rugby players critically injured; vaccine harm is becoming a crime of denial
Four New Zealand rugby players were critically affected mid-game. Two are in hospital, and two died. The Auckland Rugby Union said they were “unaware of the cause”, but inexplicably added, “We are fortunate that events of this nature are extremely rare” Maybe they should have used the past tense “were”?
People know what’s going on but vaccine pushers aren’t giving up
And now – after all the false information and loss of trust in institutions during the covid era – Bill Gates, the Wellcome Trust and WHO are trying to push an experimental tuberculosis vaccine onto the world. And, they want to partner with “civil society” to do it. Fat chance!
As renewable energy goes into meltdown in Europe, the UK ramps it up
Things are not going as well for the Net Zero Zealots in Europe as hoped, proving that no amount of drivel can negate cold hard facts. However, the UK seems hellbent on marching forwards and charging consumers for net zero schemes regardless of the costs.