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Several human rights officials are warning that the US and other countries suspending support to the Palestinian UN aid…

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD

How Israel has destroyed Gaza’s schools and universities

All schools in Gaza have been shut and no university has survived Israel military’s more than 100 days of onslaught.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD

The most recent results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) highlight a concerning trend for U.S.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION

Controversies originating from those who gained the most from the pandemic – most visibly, Big Pharma – refuses to go away.

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Claire's Observations:  folks, this is utter insanity, writ large.  Biden and his handlers just don't know what to do, so bombing targets in Iran;l Syria, and Iraq, just HAS to be the…

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TURKEY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD

It's rare that I get the opportunity to interview somebody who is described as a financial markets guru, a commodities legend, the best selling author of multiple books, and above all else, a true…

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY

Lawyers, second only to politicians on the moral degeneracy totem pole, don’t often do good work. But when they do, I celebrate it and wish them Godspeed.

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Chicago Ray, the trucker who ignited the righteous anger of his fellow truckers and of millions of other Americans, has stepped down from his boycott leadership.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION

On Saturday the Pentagon conducted yet another round of airstrikes on Houthi positions in Yemen, which marks likely the seventh round of such Western coalition attacks. It follows…

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, IRAN, IRAQ, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD

The US recently conducted a cyberattack against an alleged Iranian spy ship that has been operating near Djibouti,…

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PREPPING THE SHEEP

In the last issue, we highlighted the UK (military together with presstitutes) and Australia (presstitutes) have begun…

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, EDUCATION, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern in a new interview has speculated over the reasons behind Victoria Nuland…

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An appeals court in Washington unanimously ruled that a Jan. 6 defendant’s sentence was improperly enhanced, a move that could impact numerous other Jan. 6 cases.

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 - Russia's state RIA news agency said on Sunday it had calculated that the West stood to lose assets and investments worth at least $288 billion if it confiscated frozen Russian assets to…

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE

Mental health issues that manifest in gender confusion, combined with potent cross-sex hormones, can be a recipe for violence, some experts have said.

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A California Democrat running for Rep. Katie Porter’s seat suddenly became the target of an unexpected barrage of negative ads from the nation’s premier pro-Israel group this year.

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Remember when, in the immediate aftermath of the Ukraine war, Russian oil immediately traded down to a discount of as much as 30% below spot Brent as the entire western world suddenly found itself locked out of access to the most valuable Russian export (which also meant that China and India were the only natural buyers left) and the price of Russian oil had to reflect the explicit plunge in demand?

Well, that's no longer the case because in the two years since the start of the Ukraine conflict, it became apparent that Western sanctions were merely a theatrical publicity stunt as the alternative - strict enforcement - would have sent oil prices soaring and that would be unacceptable to a Biden administration terrified of losing the November elections if and when oil and gasoline prices surges.

And as fear of enforcement became a non-issue over time, so did the discount of Russian oil to Brent, which brings us to today, and Goldman's "chart of the week" which illustrates the collapse in the discount on Russian crude oil close to zero relative to Brent, according to the bank's estimates using the most recent customs data for December.

According to Goldman, which estimates the effective price of Russian crude paid by its trade partners using detailed customs data on import volumes and import payments for Russia crude, this drop in the price discount was primarily driven by the countries outside of the G7 coalition.

However, the discount has also narrowed for most of the buyers as Russian fleets were becoming more capable of operating under the G7 price cap.