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Posted by: PLOTUS - 6 hours ago - Forum: Psychological Well Being - Replies (1)

There once was a man who lived in a two story house.  The house was near a river and unfortunately the river began to flood.

As the river rose, warnings were given via radio, TV and shortwave. Large jeeps drove through the area to evacuate people.  As a jeep drove by the man's house, he was told:
"You are in danger.  Your life is at stake.  You must evacuate.  Get in the Jeep.  Let us help you evacuate."
"No," the man replied from his doorstep.  "I have faith.  I will be ok.  The flood won't get me.  God will take care of me."

The water continued to rise.
Soon the man was on the second floor.  A boat was going through the area and arrived at the man's house. Rescuers made every effort to convince the man to take action so that his life would be saved.
"You are in danger.  Your life is at stake.  You will drown in the flood."
"No worries," says the man.  "I have faith.  Everything is ok.  Even though the flood is rising, I will be fine.  God will take care of me."
The flood continued to rise.
The man went to the roof to avoid the rising water.  A helicopter pilot sees him on top of the roof and hovers above the man.  Using a megaphone, the pilot tries to convince the man to grab the rope ladder which was dangling above his head.
"You are in danger.  The flood is still rising.  You will drown if you do not grab the rope ladder.  Let us help you."
"No worries."  says the man.  "I will be fine.  Yes, the flood is higher but I have faith.  God will take care of me."
The flood rises.  The man jumped in and swam to high ground.  As the man celebrated with rescuers.

 He was exposed to the Covid, refused the vacination,caught it and perished..

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  Taxi Drivers Report Taking Ghost Passengers After Japanese Tsunami
Posted by: Wallfire - 7 hours ago - Forum: The Paranormal World - Replies (3)

This is very classic after disasters. Perhaps its the need to find some good in what has happened or to bring some sort of closure. What do people think

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After the Japanese tsunami of March 11th 2011, a significant number of taxi drivers working in north-east Japan have reported having ghost clients on board that would vanish in thin air after a while. At least seven taxi drivers from the town of Ishinomaki where more than 6,000 people died from the tsunami claimed to have picked-up ghost passengers.
The ghost reports were collected by a sociology student, Yuka Kudo, who interviewed more than 100 taxi drivers for his thesis. The student wanted to investigate if they had experienced something unusual since the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. The study concluded that the taxi drivers where convinced that they had picked-up normal people until they disappeared from inside the taxi. Another finding is that all ghost passengers appeared to be young. None of the drivers experienced fear, but instead regarded their encounters as events to be remembered and cherished.
In one of the testimonies, a 50 year old taxi driver picked-up a young woman dressed in a red winter coat in the early summer of 2015 near the Ishinomaki station. The woman told the driver “please take me to the Minamihama district”. The taxi driver was surprised as that district was empty after the tsunami and asked her if she was sure that she wanted to go there. The woman replied with a trembling voice; ” Have I died?”. The unusual question made the driver turn to look at her but she had vanished.
In another occasion, a 40 year old taxi driver picked-up a young man in his early 20s. The driver looked at the young man from his rear-vie mirror; the young just pointed forward. After asking the passenger for the destination several times the young man asked to be taken to the Hiyoriyama hill, an area a few minutes drive off the town’s centre. When they got there the passenger just vanished from the back seats.
Some people also reported seeing ghosts standing in line outside shops that no longer exist or in the streets of neighbourhoods destroyed by the tsunami.

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  New Normal
Posted by: Kenzo - 7 hours ago - Forum: Daily Chit Chat - No Replies

Guy started to check people with lint roller, and from this short clip it look like no one questioned a thing tinybigeyes


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Is this where people are allready ? Do not think , YOU will obey...Dont ask stubid questions ..YOU must submit yourself to lint roller check up when someone ask.

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  With Ashli Babbitt Killing Shrouded in Mystery, Capitol Officer Who Shot Her Is in Hi
Posted by: Wallfire - 10 hours ago - Forum: General News and Events - No Replies

Once again this is given as info only

Quote:All told, seven people died in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6. But only Ashli Babbitt’s death was directly caused by violence that day. She was a rioter killed by a Capitol Police officer, who fired the only shot by any person during the 4½-hour siege. Yet the story of who he is and why he opened fire remains shrouded in mystery.

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Video by rioters shows the Capitol officer, top photo, carefully advancing, aiming and shooting Babbitt, above, as she tried to climb through a smashed window, Trump flag on her back.
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More than six weeks after Babbitt succumbed to a single gunshot wound to the upper chest, authorities are keeping secret the identity of the officer who fired the fatal round. They won’t release his name, and the major news media aren’t clamoring for it, in stark contrast to other high-profile police shootings of unarmed civilians.
The secrecy has fueled Internet reports misidentifying the shooter as a Capitol Police special agent previously commended by President Trump for bravery. The false rumors have triggered threats against the officer.
Drawing on interviews with informed sources and available documents, RealClearInvestigations has put together a portrait of the actual shooter and the shooting, which some describe as completely justified and others call murder.
The officer who opened fire on Babbitt holds the rank of lieutenant and is a longtime veteran of the force who worked protective detail in the Speaker’s Lobby, a highly restricted area behind the House chamber, sources say. An African-American, he was put on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation led by the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia, which shares jurisdiction with the Capitol Police. The Justice Department is also involved in the inquiry.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that the officer has been interviewed and cleared of criminal wrongdoing by a preliminary investigation, suggesting that the police killing may soon be ruled justifiable homicide. But D.C. Police spokeswoman Alaina Gertz told RCI, “This case remains under active investigation.”
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Ashli Babbitt, 35, a decorated Air Force veteran, was killed by the only shot fired in the more than 4-hour Capitol siege.
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The well-placed sources told RCI the plainclothes officer has gone into hiding out of fear for his safety. They said he worries about reports that some of those arrested in the riots have declared “open (hunting) season” on whoever killed Babbitt, now a martyr in their cause. Twitter accounts have been created in her name, including "We Are Ashli Babbitt" and "Justice For Ashli Babbitt." “An unarmed American patriot was murdered in cold blood! We need to know who murdered #AshliBabbitt!” proclaimed one recent post.
Meanwhile, numerous lawmakers from both parties have hailed the lieutenant as a hero who saved lives that fateful day.
Most of the circumstances that led to his actions are still unclear. But video footage filmed by rioters shows the lieutenant, after taking up a defensive position in a doorway, carefully aiming and shooting Babbitt as she tries to climb through a smashed window beside a barricaded double door leading to the Speaker's Lobby, part of a pro-Trump mob of protesters. Babbitt, 35, had no weapon. She died later at a hospital. The decorated Air Force veteran, who had traveled from San Diego, was wearing a Trump flag as a cape when she was shot.
Dressed in a dark suit and white shirt with cufflinks, along with a beaded bracelet on his right shooting hand, the Capitol Police officer fired at her from the side of the barricade, where he had been hidden from view in a doorway. At least from what can be seen and heard from the video, he appears to issue no commands to stop nor any verbal warning that he would shoot.
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Mark Schamel, officer's attorney: Says his client did, in fact, warn Babbitt and other rioters to keep back -- and he did so firmly and repeatedly. But video doesn't show that. A Joe Biden donor, Schamel  represents Igor Danchenko, the "primary subsource" of the discredited Steele dossier on Trump. 
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“That was an execution,” said Jack Feeley, a fellow Air Force vet and friend of Babbitt, adding that it “breaks my heart to know millions of people watched my friend be executed on live television.” 
A former White House national security aide and Pentagon official agreed the officer appeared trigger happy. “It was an assassination. I’ve never seen a more clear case in all my years. I’ve seen EJKs that were cleaner than that,” said the former official, referring to an extrajudicial killing, or state-sponsored killing outside the formal legal system of a country. “He stepped into it [the shot] for [expletive deleted] sake.”
But appearances are deceiving, countered the lawyer whom the Capitol officer has hired to defend himself. In an RCI interview, Washington attorney Mark Schamel said his client did, in fact, warn Babbitt and other rioters to keep back -- and that he did so firmly and repeatedly.
"It’s a false narrative that he issued no verbal commands or warnings,” Schamel said. "He was screaming, ‘Stay back! Stay back! Don’t come in here!’” He added that witness statements back him up. Schamel explained the lieutenant's commands were not picked up on the video because it was recorded on the other side of the doors where dozens of rioters were shouting and banging against the doors and drowning out his words. And he said his client could not be seen yelling out the instructions because his mouth was covered by a mask he wore as part of COVID-19 protections.
It’s not clear if the officer in fact warned the marauders breaching the barricade that he would shoot if they did not heed his commands. However, his service weapon -- a .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic handgun -- was visibly drawn. Some of the rioters spotted it through the lobby windows and shouted: “There’s a gun!” followed by, “He’s got a gun!"
Schamel said his client, who received his training primarily at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers in Glynco, Ga., was acting to protect himself and lawmakers from harm.
"He was acting within his training,” he said. "Lethal force is appropriate if the situation puts you or others in fear of imminent bodily harm.”
Added Schamel: "There should be a training video on how he handled that situation. What he did was unbelievable heroism." 
'He Stopped a Potential Massacre'
He pointed out that the officer was the potential last line of defense between the rioters and dozens of members of Congress and staffers, who he said had yet to be escorted out of the House chamber by security at the time. (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other VIPs had already been evacuated.) 
The Speaker’s Lobby is a hallway that runs behind the chamber and leads to exits on both ends, so the doors where the mob had gathered, which were manned by the lieutenant, served as a strategic chokepoint. Before they arrived, the officer had piled tables, chairs and other furniture from the hallway in front of the doors to create a barricade.
"He stopped them from coming through to the hallway and into the chamber,” Schamel said. "He stopped a potential massacre."
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Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The officer “didn’t have a choice at that time.”
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Oklahoma Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin, who witnessed the mayhem from behind the barricade, said that although there will be questions about the officer's use of deadly force, he “didn’t have a choice at that time.”
“They were trying to come through the front door, which is where I was at in the chamber, and in the back they were trying to come through the Speaker’s Lobby, and that’s problematic when you’re trying to defend two fronts,” Mullin said on ABC’s "Good Morning America." “When they broke the glass in the back, the lieutenant that was there — him and I already had multiple conversations prior to this — and he didn’t have a choice at that time. The mob was going to come through the door, there was a lot of members and staff that were in danger at the time. And when he [drew] his weapon, that’s a decision that’s very hard for anyone to make and, once you draw your weapon like that, you have to defend yourself with deadly force.” 
Unfortunately, Mullin said, Babbitt was the first one to come through the door and the officer had to make a "split-second decision.” Tragic as it was, his decision to shoot the first rioter who breached the barricade was effective at stopping the rest of the mob from advancing. No other rioter followed after her.
Some critics argue the lieutenant panicked and should have waited for backup before firing. But those briefed on his account said he believed he was alone with no chance of assistance. He maintained he was not aware that three uniformed officers were posted on the other side of the doors, and did not know that a SWAT team armed with assault weapons and tactical gear was moving in to replace them.
Also, the officer said he heard reports of shots fired in the building earlier during the upheaval, and feared that the rioters on the other side of the doors had guns. But it turns out the reports were in error -- the sound of glass being broken had been mistaken for gunfire. No other shots were fired that day.
He also told investigators he heard reports that pipe bombs had been found elsewhere in the area and worried that the rioters might be carrying explosives. Babbitt was wearing a backpack, which allegedly compounded his fears.
The lieutenant also said he believed his own life was in danger. It’s not clear why he decided to stand his ground rather than retreat and seek out reinforcements. Well-armed Secret Service agents were standing guard nearby in the House chamber.
In contrast, another Capitol Police officer, Eugene Goodman, retreated when confronted by a horde of rioters in a stairwell, joining up with other officers who together defused the situation. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his actions.
'Ashli Wasn't a Thug'
In reviewing the shooting, investigators are examining whether the lieutenant used excessive force, and will also determine whether he willfully violated Babbitt’s constitutional rights — both of which could bring criminal charges. Schamel said he expects the investigation will find his client, whom he refused to identify by name, free of any wrongdoing. “One-thousand percent he will be cleared,” he said. "If he’s not cleared, we don’t have a country we want to live in anymore." 
A Joe Biden donor, Schamel also happens to represent Igor Danchenko, the "primary subsource" of the discredited Steele dossier on Trump. It’s not immediately clear if Babbitt’s family is pursuing civil action against the police, including a wrongful death lawsuit. Schamel said the family has not contacted him directly or through a lawyer. Attempts to reach Ashli Babbitt's husband, Aaron, and other family members were unsuccessful.
In an interview with a Boston TV station, however, Babbitt’s cousin-in-law said Ashli should not have lost her life.
“Ashli wasn’t a thug. She wasn’t a rioter. Ashli was a peaceful person,” said Justine Babbitt. “She did 14 years in the military. She was not there to destroy the Capitol building. She was there to be heard and be part of a movement. Ashli was a die-hard patriot. Not a Democrat, not a Republican. She was for the people. Ashli carried around the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in her pocketbook.”
Justine Babbitt added that she is waiting to learn more about the shooting and why it happened. “I don’t know who’s responsible for Ashli’s death,” she said. “I don’t know how that took place. I don’t know how that cop responded. I don’t know. And it’s not fair for me to speculate.”
In another interview, Ashli Babbitt's husband made a point to say she was unarmed. “She didn’t have any weapons on her. I don’t know why she had to die in the People’s House,” he told a San Diego TV station. “She was voicing her opinion and got killed for it." 
The lack of transparency in the case has fueled Internet speculation about her shooter, leading to a case of mistaken identity. Some conservative websites have falsely identified David Bailey, the black Capitol Police officer who in 2017 heroically shot and killed a Bernie Sanders supporter after he shot Rep. Steve Scalise and other Republicans practicing on a congressional baseball field.
Comparing video footage and photographs, the websites note that Bailey wears a beaded bracelet on his right wrist like the officer who is seen shooting Babbitt. But multiple authorities interviewed by RCI say agent Bailey, who is currently still assigned to Scalise's protective detail, did not shoot Babbitt and is not a subject of any investigation. They say the 35-year-old Bailey, who was awarded the Medal of Valor by President Trump, wasn't suspended and retains the title of "special agent."
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  Can’t Get You Out of My Head a mini series
Posted by: 727Sky - 11 hours ago - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (3)

https://thoughtmaybe.com/cant-get-you-ou...1IKeyHM5FI

Quote:Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World is a six-part series that explores how modern society has arrived to the strange place it is today. The series traverses themes of love, power, money, corruption, the ghosts of empire, the history of China, opium and opioids, the strange roots of modern conspiracy theories, and the history of Artificial Intelligence and surveillance. The series deals with the rise of individualism and populism throughout history, and the failures of a wide range of resistance movements throughout time and various countries, pointing to how revolution has been subsumed in various ways by spectacle and culture, because of the way power has been forgotten or given away.
Series
Part 1 — Bloodshed on Wolf Mountain
We are living through strange days. Across Britain, Europe, and America, societies have become split and polarised. There is anger at the inequality and the ever growing corruption—and a widespread distrust of the elites. Into this has come the pandemic that has brutally dramatised those divisions. But despite the chaos, there is a paralysis—a sense that no one knows how to escape from this. Can’t Get You Out of My Head tells how we got to this place. And why both those in power—and we—find it so difficult to move on. At its heart is the strange story of what happened when people’s inner feelings got mixed up with power in the age of individualism. How the hopes and dreams and uncertainties inside people’s minds met the decaying forces of old power in Britain, America, Russia, and China. What resulted was a block not just in the society, but also inside our own heads, that stops us imagining anything else than this.
Part 2 — Shooting and F**king are the Same Thing
This next part traverses the story of what tore the revolutions in the 1960s apart. Jiang Qing in China, Michael X in London, Afeni Shakur in New York believed that millions of people’s minds were haunted by the corruption and the violence of the past. They wanted to show people how to escape those ghosts. But they hadn’t reckoned with the fact that the old structures of power still haunted their minds too. They too had been scarred by the past, and some of them wanted violent revenge. While psychologists and neuroscientists were starting to discover what they said were hidden forces inside the human brain that really controlled what they did. But the people weren’t aware.
Part 3 — Money Changes Everything
This is the story of how in the 1970s, those in power set out to create a world free of the dangerous big ideas of the past. They banished the grand dreams of changing the world. And replaced them with money. People would live from now on in their own heads—in their own dreams. And the banks would lend them the money to create those dreams. While China would supply a wave of cheap consumer goods on a scale never seen before in the world. But then money broke free across the world. And people started to get frightened that things were out of control. Not just money—but the world’s climate too seemed to be behaving in a strange, unpredictable way. The systems seemed to have a life of their own. Beyond the ability of anyone to shape and predict.
Part 4 — But What If the People Are Stupid?
No one trusted politics or politicians any longer. Instead we were all one world of free individuals. And we could intervene to save other individuals around the world without bothering with old politics and power. And people became what they as individuals truly were—emotionally and sexually. But power was mutating and finding ways to work its way back into our heads. The politicians realised that they no longer had the support or the trust of the people. So they switched sides and gave up being our representatives who would challenge the powerful on our behalf. Instead they began to tell us what to do on behalf of the powerful. And they made new alliances—with the psychologists who said that human beings were irrational and needed to be managed. But we didn’t notice because we were too busy shopping.
Part 5 — The Lordly Ones
It wasn’t just the Slave Trade: 150 years ago Britain had wrecked China by forcing opium on the country. It made Britain the richest and most powerful country in the world. But it enslaved the minds of millions of the Chinese and helped destroy the society. But then the British got frightened of what they had done and created a dream image of a Britain that had never existed, to hide from the fear. This film tells the story of how from the end of the 19th century a magical vision of Britain’s feudal past was created by artists and writers. How folk music and folk dancing was invented to create a kind of safe dream of the nation that could hide the violence and the horrors. The dream persisted under the surface of the 20th century. But as the fears and uncertainties and the chaos of the last few years rose up millions of people started to believe that dream: that it was real.
Part 6 — Are We Pigeon? Or Are We Dancer?
The final episode tells how the strange paralysis that grips us today was created. How all the different forces of our age—that started out as separate have come together to create what is a block against imagining another kind of future than this. How, money and debt, melancholy over the loss of empire, the strange roots of modern conspiracy theories, the history of China, opium and opioids, Artificial Intelligence, and love and power have all fed into creating the present time of anxiety and fearfulness about the future. And whether modern culture, despite its radicalism, is really also part of the rigid system—in the West and in Russia and China—where those in power have run out of all ideas. The film also lays out what are the different possible roads from here into the future, and the choices we will have to make about the very different futures we will have to choose very soon.

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  Air Strike in Syria by US forces !
Posted by: 727Sky - Today, 09:57 AM - Forum: Breaking News - Replies (9)

I knew it would not be long before the bombs started falling... Idiots
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/politics/...index.html

Quote:[img]data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAJEAAAAAAP///////wAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKlI+py+0Po5yUFQA7[/img](CNN)The US military on Thursday struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to
rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks.
"Up to a handful" of militants were killed in the strikes, a US official told CNN.

The strikes, which mark the US military's first known action under President Joe Biden, swiftly drew criticism from a Democratic lawmaker.
The site was not specifically tied to the rocket attacks but Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said he was "confident" it was used by the
same Iranian-backed Shia militias that had fired rockets at US and coalition forces.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the strikes took place "at President Biden's direction" and were authorized not just to respond to the recent attacks against American and coalition forces but also to deal with "ongoing threats to those personnel."

"Specifically, the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kata'ib Hezbollah and Kata'ib Sayyid al Shuhada," Kirby said. "The operation sends an unambiguous message; President Biden will
act to protect American coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both Eastern Syria and Iraq."

The site the US struck on Thursday is believed to be used as part of a weapons smuggling operation by the militias, according to a US official. The strikes were conducted to degrade the groups' ability to carry out attacks and to send a message about the recent attacks, the official said.

Decision made from the 'top down'
The decision to target the site in Syria was made from the "top down," a defense official said. Austin told reporters that Biden had authorized the strike on Thursday morning, after he had recommended the President take action.

"We're confident in the target we went after," Austin said on a flight back to Washington from San Diego on Thursday. "We know what we hit. We allowed and encouraged the Iraqis to investigate and develop intelligence, and that was very helpful to us in refining the target."

Kirby said Biden authorized the strikes after consulting with US allies, including coalition partners, and that they had taken place at about
6 p.m. ET.

A US strike against Kata'ib Hezbollah in Iraq on December 29 triggered complaints from the Iraqi government about violations of its sovereignty. Days later, members of the group and other Iran-backed militias marched on the US Embassy in Iraq, damaging property
and setting outer buildings on fire.

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Biden calls Saudi King before expected release of Khashoggi report
While the US had not before Thursday blamed any specific group for the rocket attacks or attributed them to any Iranian proxies in the
region, the administration has made clear where it places the ultimate blame.
"We have stated before that we will hold Iran responsible for the actions of its proxies that attack Americans," State Department
spokesman Ned Price said on Monday, noting that "many of these attacks have used Iranian-made, Iranian-supplied weapons."
Earlier this week, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki had said the US holds Iran accountable for the actions of its proxies.

A February 15 rocket attack on coalition forces near the Erbil International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan killed a civilian contractor and injured
nine others, including four American contractors and one member of the US military who went through concussion protocol.
That day, about 14 rockets were fired toward US and coalition forces in Erbil, in northern Iraq. At the time, Psaki said Biden and his administration "reserve the right to respond in a manner and at a time of our choosing."

She warned that "we will respond in a way that's calculated on our timetable, and using a mix of tools, seen and unseen."
"What we will not do, and what we've seen in the past, is lash out and risk an escalation that plays into the hands of Iran by further destabilizing Iraq, and that is our priority," Psaki added.
That attack was the first of three that came in rapid succession.

Over the weekend, at least four rockets struck Balad Air Base north of Baghdad, where a US defense company works on Iraqi combat aircraft.
Then on Monday, two rockets landed in Bahgdad's international zone, where many foreign embassies are located. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Strikes could complicate diplomatic efforts with Iran
The US strikes come as Washington and Tehran position themselves for negotiations about Iran's nuclear program, potentially complicating an already fragile process.

Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denied any ties to the February 15 attack in Erbil, and Iran has not claimed responsibility for any of the other strikes. "While these rumors are strongly rejected, the dubious attempt to attribute it to Iran is also strongly condemned," Khatibzadeh said, according to a February 16 report by Iran's state official news agency Mehr.

The US strike could create tension with lawmakers who would otherwise back Biden's agenda and whose support he will need going forward.
"This makes President Biden the fifth consecutive US president to order strikes in the Middle East," said Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "There is absolutely no justification for a president to authorize a military strike that is not in self-defense against an imminent threat without congressional authorization. We need to extricate from the Middle East, not escalate."

"The President should not be taking these actions without seeking explicit authorization instead of relying on broad, outdated"
Authorization for Use of Military Force laws, Khanna said. "I spoke against endless war with Trump, and I will speak out against it when
we have a Democratic President."

The military last struck Kata'ib Hezbollah sites in March 2020, after a rocket attack blamed on the Iranian-backed militia killed two US service members and a British medic and injured 14 others. The attack targeted Camp Taji, an Iraqi base that hosts coalition forces engaged in the fight against ISIS.

In response to the deadly rocket attack, the US struck five sites belonging to Kata'ib Hezbollah that were used for storing advanced weaponry provided by Iran, the commander of Central Command, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, said at the time.
"We assess that each location stored weapons that could enable lethal operations against US and coalition forces in Iraq. We also assess that the destruction of these sites will degrade Kata'ib Hezbollah's ability to conduct future attacks," McKenzie said.

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  85 dead after Swedish corona vaccination
Posted by: Wallfire - Yesterday, 03:38 PM - Forum: General News and Events - Replies (5)

As far as I know no deaths in Finland because of the vaccine, hope Finn will check this. Seems that the great socialists Sweden is not doing too well.
Once again I offer this as info not advice

Quote:Published February 25, 2021 at 1:33 p.m.

DOMESTIC. Now, 85 deaths in Sweden have been reported as suspected side effects of corona vaccination. This is shown by the Medical Products Agency's latest report.
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Of the deaths, 83 are linked to Pfizer's Comirnaty vaccine, while 2 deaths have been reported after vaccination with the Moderna vaccine.
Regarding Astra Zeneca's vaccine, which has recently started to be used in Sweden, no deaths have been reported yet.
Most of the deaths have affected elderly people, but some of the dead were between 40 and 69 years old.
The figures refer to deaths that are suspected to have occurred as side effects of the vaccination.
For the three vaccines, 1,234 reports have so far been received by the Medical Products Agency about suspected side effects, of which 458 are classified as serious.
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  New study establishes: Löfven (Swedish PM) MISLEADED about drug use
Posted by: Wallfire - Yesterday, 03:23 PM - Forum: Political News and more - No Replies

Well it seems that the leaders of the great socialists' Sweden got there facts wrong again. Some how im not surprised, its always the white persons fault

Quote: A new study refutes Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's (S)'s claims that it is the upper class that is responsible for the demand for drugs and which in turn feeds the criminal gangs.
In connection with Löfven 2019 presenting another of the government's initiatives against drug crime, he stated that they know that “we have the largest consumption in the affluent areas. Djursholm, Danderyd ”.

Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson (S) has also spread the same kind of statements: "It is to a large extent the upper class that keeps the drug trade going in the metropolitan areas" and "It is covered", Johansson tweeted the same year.
According to the new study from the Central Association for Alcohol and Drug Information, CAN, neither the middle nor the upper class is responsible for the greatest demand for drugs.
The study concludes that there is no support for an individual socio-economic group to contribute specifically to the demand for drugs.
- No, you can not say that any group accounts for a majority of demand. And it should also be said that the higher socio-economic group is relatively low, says Mats Ramstedt, research manager at CAN, to SVT News .
If there is one group that stands out, it is the group with the lowest education, employment and income.
The low-skilled prefer drugs
While those with the least education use drugs more to a greater extent, the differences between cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, hallucinogens, amphetamines and opioids are smaller.
If, on the other hand, one starts from income, the differences become all the more dramatic and the use is much more common among the 20 percent who earn the least. This group also accounts for almost half of the uses of cannabis, which is by far the most common drug in Sweden.
- This was the clearest result, that people in the lowest group use drugs more often than in other groups, says Mats Ramstedt.
The study includes around 6,800 people aged 25-64 years.
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  Hunter Biden
Posted by: 727Sky - Yesterday, 03:39 AM - Forum: General News and Events - Replies (2)

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Quote:EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden was living with his brother Beau's widow Hallie while sending raunchy texts and FaceTiming in the shower with her married SISTER as they declared their love and she called him her 'prince'
  • Hunter Biden began dating his late brother Beau's widow, Hallie Biden, shortly after Beau died of brain cancer in 2015 
  • The unconventional relationship was first exposed in March 2017 with Joe Biden issuing a statement giving his blessing to the couple
  • DailyMail.com can reveal Hunter was also exchanging sexual text messages with Hallie's then-married sister Elizabeth Secundy around that time 
  • In a 2016 text conversation recovered from his abandoned laptop hard drive, Hunter offered to teach Secundy 'how to masturbate' 
  • Secundy, 49, who was married to husband Joel Secundy, referred to Hunter as her 'prince' and told him she loved him in the texts
  • Another conversation showed Hunter texted Secundy telling her he had been up late watching 'bad porno movies like I'm 13'
  • Secundy separated from her husband and father of her three children in 2015 after 15 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized three years later
By Josh Boswell For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:31 GMT, 24 February 2021 | Updated: 22:39 GMT, 24 February 2021
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[url=https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/hunter-biden/index.html]Hunter Biden had a controversial affair with his brother Beau's grieving widow Hallie, while exchanging raunchy texts, 'partying', and even renting a house with her sister, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.   
Hallie Biden's older sister, Elizabeth Secundy, who was recently separated from her husband of 15 years, referred to Hunter as her 'prince' and told him she loved him, in a series of text messages dating back to 2016. 
The pair's relationship was revealed in files and emails recovered from Hunter's laptop - the contents of which became public last year after it was abandoned at a Delaware computer shop.     
While Hunter has promised to reveal details of his personal life and struggles with alcohol and drugs in his upcoming memoir, Beautiful Things, it is unclear whether Hunter has included details of his relationship with Secundy. 
The embattled father-of-five, now 51, split with his first wife Kathleen in 2015. When his brother Beau died of brain cancer that year, he became close to his grieving sister-in-law.
He and Hallie became a couple in 2016, according to an interview Hunter gave to the New Yorker two years ago.   
The unconventional relationship was first acknowledged publicly in March 2017, with Joe Biden issuing a statement giving his blessing to Hunter and Hallie, 46. 
But emails and texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop, logged on spreadsheets and reviewed by DailyMail.com, reveal his romantic relationship with his sister-in-law was even more complicated and scandalous.
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Love triangle: Hunter Biden raised some eyebrows in 2017 after it was revealed he began dating his brother Beau's widow Hallie (left) shortly after his death in 2015. DailyMail.com can reveal the 51-year-old father had also exchanged sexual text messages with Hallie's sister Elizabeth Secundy (right) during that time 
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Hunter and first wife Kathleen Biden (pictured together in 2016) married in 1997 and have three daughters together. They reportedly began living separately in 2015 and their divorce was finalized in 2017
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An email obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter's abandoned laptop suggests he had cheated on Hallie early in their relationship. On July 18, 2016, she wrote to Hunter accusing him of being unfaithful and buying another 'expensive gifts' while she had tried to get him help
A text message exchange recovered from the laptop hard drive revealed a sexual conversation between Hunter and Secundy from September 2016 - at the time he would have been dating Hallie. 
Hunter offered to teach Secundy 'how to masturbate' and referenced buying her 'panties'.
Secundy, now 49, also referred to Hunter as her 'prince' and told him she loved him in the texts. 
Files on the laptop suggest the relationship continued well into 2018, with one document showing they had rented a home together starting in July that year.   
Hunter's love life has already been a source of several scandals in the years since his split from his first wife Kathleen, the mother of his three daughters. 
After raising some eyebrows for dating his sister-in-law, the former lobbyist was then revealed to have fathered a child with a DC stripper whose paternity he initially denied, and later married his current wife, Melissa, just six days after meeting her in 2019. They too now have a one-year-old child, named after Hunter's late brother. 
Hunter found himself in hot water once again in 2020 when his laptop, that he reportedly had left at a Delaware computer store for repairs, fell into the hands of several media organizations and the FBI.
Photos recovered from the device showed him posing with a crack pipe in his mouth and partying with prostitutes. 

Documents from the laptop also exposed Hunter's controversial business dealings with Chinese oil giant CEFC, leading to a federal tax fraud investigation and a probe by the Senate Intelligence Committee into undue political influence by the Chinese.
The newly unearthed text messages between Hunter and Secundy could throw him into yet another controversy, and cast doubt on the timeline of his relationships he has previously given in interviews.
Hunter's older brother - Joe Biden's eldest son - Beau died from brain cancer in May 2015 at the age of 46, shaking the family to its core.
Hunter had struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years, with Beau - a former Delaware attorney general - often helping him back to sobriety and encouraging him to go to rehab.  
Two months after Beau's death, Hunter fell off the wagon again and moved out of his home after breaking his sobriety pact with his wife Kathleen, according to an interview he gave to the New Yorker in 2019. 
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Text messages sent from Hunter and Hallie's cell phones in 2016 and 2017, obtained by DailyMail.com, were logged in spreadsheets found on the laptop. Each line shows the telephone number Hunter or Hallie were texting, the time and date of the message, and what the message said. Above, Hunter's messages to Elizabeth are marked 'send' while hers are 'received' 
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One conversation with Elizabeth on September 8, 2016 - when Hunter was dating Hallie - shows he suggested they 'shower together by [Facetime] every morning or night' and offered to 'teach' her 'how to masturbate' 
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The messages show Hunter would frequently message Elizabeth late at night. In an exchange above, he playfully tells her off for choosing someone else 'over a FT shower with me'. 'I'm the only prince you know,' he adds, to which she replied: 'indeed'
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On September 9, 2016, Hunter texted Elizabeth telling her he had been up late watching 'bad porno movies like I'm 13', and referred to buying her 'panties'
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The timing of the messages suggest Hunter became involved with Elizabeth when he began dating Hallie, his later brother Beau's widow. In a conversation from July 27, 2016, he tells her 'where are you you little sh*t. I miss you'
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It is unclear if Hallie was aware of their relationship at this time, however, in a message sent to Elizabeth on August 4, 2016, Hunter advises her to spend time with her 'sister' and 'search your conscience' 
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The text conversations suggest Elizabeth had been strapped for cash as she repeatedly asked Hunter for help. In August 2016, she asked him to send her 'more money' 
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In another text message - from September 2016 - Elizabeth tells Hunter his 'transfer went through' but suggests she is still in the red
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In a group conversation between Hallie, Hunter and Elizabeth, from April 26, 2017, Elizabeth asks her sister and lover to 'please hire me now', adding: 'I hate asking for money everyday. It's the worst feeling'
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One text message conversation from November 2017 showed an argument between Hunter and Hallie during which he threatened to go off the deep end. Above Hunter writes: 'By the way I'm going to have 5 strippers naked and admiring my d**k back to my hotel tonight and I'm going to smoke crack and drink enough to kill and [sic] elephant and put your kids robbed over the phone and wake them up and assure them that your (sic) not as bad a person as you seem. Let's call [redacted] together and we can patch [redacted] in so they can see their new daddy.'
The couple's divorce papers say they formally separated in October 2015, but it wasn't until December the following year that Kathleen officially filed to end their marriage. 
Files recovered from Hunter's laptop show the president's son drafted several long, emotional messages to his friends and family he was arguing with, and saved them as notes on his computer. 
In one undated note, Hunter refers to his ex-wife accusing him of 'f***ing' Hallie the day after her husband died.
'It really really was devastating to me that you adopted Kathleen's narrative: 'Dad and Aunt Hallie (K's words exactly to me tonight on phone with girls in room) were F***ING the day after Uncle Beau died,' he wrote. 
It is unclear who the note was addressed to and whether Hunter ended up sending it.
Another email also revealed Hallie had accused Hunter of being unfaithful to her early on in their relationship, while she had been trying to get him help for substance abuse. 
The email appears to contradict Hunter's previous statement about when he began his relationship with Hallie. In a 2019 interview with The New Yorker Hunter claimed their romantic relationship began in the fall of 2016. 
But the email suggests Hallie and Hunter were already romantically involved in July of that year.
'Hunter, you cheated on me,' Hallie wrote in an email dated July 18, 2016.
'You continued to cheat on me while I worked with [redacted] etc to get you help. Not only did you cheat on me, Viagra and Cialis, you actually bought her expensive gifts.
'I am stronger than you think. I'm not standing by while you treat me like dirt.' 

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  House Democrats Want Biden to Give Up Sole Authority to Launch Nuclear Weapons
Posted by: Wallfire - 02-24-2021, 10:08 PM - Forum: General News and Events - Replies (6)

So what do people think of this.

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February 24, 2021 Updated: February 24, 2021
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Several-dozen House Democrats signed a letter asking President Joe Biden to give up his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons and “consider modifying” the command and control of the U.S. nuclear forces.
“Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks,” a letter from Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) said. “Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president’s judgment.”
The letter stipulates: “While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so. The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war. Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack would happen in minutes.”
Panetta on Monday made a similar statement, saying on Twitter that he is calling on the White House “to install checks & balances in our nuclear command-and-control structure.”
“Past presidents have threatened nuclear attacks on other countries or exhibited concerning behavior that cast doubt on their judgment,” according to his tweet.
The letter was signed by Panetta and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.). Politico reported that about three-dozen Democrats also signed the letter.
According to the letter, the lawmakers proposed to require more officials, including the vice president and House speaker, to “concur with a launch order.”
They also posited “requiring certifications from the secretary of defense that the launch order is valid and from the attorney general that it is legal,” and it would require a congressional declaration of war or another specific authorization effort from Congress.
The Epoch Times has reached out to Panetta’s office and the White House for comment.
In January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed she spoke with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley about protecting the nuclear codes from former President Donald Trump.
Pelosi said she spoke to Milley on Jan. 5 “to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.”
However, despite her claim, the power has remained with the White House since former President Harry Truman ordered two atomic bombs be dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. Typically, a military aide shadows the president and has a black briefcase known as the “nuclear football.” A president is legally able to order a nuclear attack with the U.S.’s arsenal of weapons, including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarine-launched missiles, or via strategic bombers.

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