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Friday 5-12-23

Friday 5 - 12 - 23


Verse(s) for today:

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: For thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8 KJV


If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9 KJV


And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:14 KJV



Thought(s) for the Day:




Coptic-RC alliance:

Here is an {A-I} Summary:

VATICAN CITY — The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, joined Pope Francis in leading the general audience at the Vatican today, as part of an ecumenical visit this week during which he will also offer a liturgy in the Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.

The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, joined Pope Francis at a general audience in St. Peter's Square during his visit to Rome this week, during which he will also offer a liturgy in the Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran. It is believed to be the first address by a non-Catholic church leader at the papal audience. The Patriarch’s visit marks 10 years since he was welcomed by Pope Francis to the Vatican in 2013, a day which he suggested could be marked annually as one of “Coptic-Catholic Friendship”. Despite cultivating good relations with Francis, Tawadros’ actions are not supported by Coptic Orthodox clergy who view him as making too many concessions and engaging in dangerous ecumenism with the Catholic Church.

READ the Original ARTICLE following:

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, joined Pope Francis in leading the general audience at the Vatican today, as part of an ecumenical visit this week during which he will also offer a liturgy in the Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.

From May 9 through 14, Tawadros II of Alexandria is making a visit to Rome, which is particularly marked by historic meetings with Pope Francis.

On May 10, the Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church made history by making an address at the weekly general audience which Pope Francis holds at the Vatican. He joined Francis on the platform in St. Peter’s Square, where two seats were positioned such that they might jointly speak to the crowds in the square.

Addressing Pope Francis as “beloved brother, His Holiness Pope Francis,” Tawadros said “Christ is risen, He is truly risen!” It is believed to be the first address by a non-Catholic church leader at the papal audience.

Tawadros’ visit marks 10 years since he was welcomed by Pope Francis to the Vatican in 2013, a day which he suggested the two leaders annually mark as one of “Coptic-Catholic Friendship.”

“Despite the differences in our roots and affiliations,” said Tawadros, “we are united by the love of Christ who dwells within us, and the host of our Apostolic Fathers and saints which surrounds and guides us.”

In response, Francis thanked the Coptic patriarch for accepting the invitation to make a visit to Rome, saying “I pray that the light of the Holy Spirit will illuminate your visit to Rome, the important meetings you will have here, and especially our personal conversations.”

“I sincerely thank you for your commitment to the growing friendship between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church,” said Francis, who did not deliver his customary catechetical address.

Continuing, Francis called for an increased “communion” between Roman Catholics and Coptics, asking all of those present at the audience “to pray to God to bless Pope Tawadros’ visit to Rome and to protect the entire Coptic Orthodox Church. May this visit bring us closer more swiftly to the blessed day when we will be one in Christ!”

At the close of the audience, Francis and Tawadros blessed the crowd, with Francis doing so first, followed by Tawadros.

Tawadros and Francis marking Christological anniversary

Tawadros and Francis took the public stage together today, but tomorrow will meet privately in the Apostolic Palace, after which they will spend time together in prayer, according to the Holy See press release. Following this, Tawadros will meet with officials from the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, who welcomed Tawadros to Rome by quoting the words of Paul VI to Coptic Patriarch Shenouda III: “We welcome you here to this ancient See of Rome, as you bring us the wisdom of the ancient See of Alexandria.”

The Coptic patriarch’s visit to Rome chiefly marks the 50th anniversary of the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and Coptic Patriarch Pope Shenouda III in 1973. During that meeting, Paul VI and Shenouda III signed the “Joint Christological Declaration,” heralded as a breakthrough in relations between the two churches after years of “estrangement,” and which reads in part:

We confess that our Lord and God and Saviour and King of us all, Jesus Christ, is perfect God with respect to His divinity, perfect man with respect to His humanity. In Him His divinity is united with His humanity in a real, perfect union without mingling, without commixtion, without confusion, without alteration, without division, without separation. His divinity did not separate from His humanity for an instant, not for the twinkling of an eye.

At the Council of Chalcedon in 451, the Coptic Church had rejected the pronouncement on Christ as having a divine and human nature. They accepted Christ as having one nature only, the nature of the Incarnate Word, which united the human and divine nature “without mingling, without confusion, and without alteration.” Roman Catholics profess the human and divine nature are both distinct from one another but are of course united in the hypostatic union.

Since the Council of Chalcedon, there had been “theological differences, nourished and widened by non-theological factors,” the 1973 declaration stated.

The 1973 statement also condemned any attempts at “proselytism” from either the Catholics or from the Coptics: “In the name of this charity, we reject all forms of proselytism, in the sense of acts by which persons seek to disturb each other’s communities by recruiting new members from each other through methods, or because of attitudes of mind, which are opposed to the exigencies of Christian love or to what should characterize the relationships between Churches.”


Lateran Archbasilica for Coptic liturgy

However, those Coptic Orthodox faithful governed by the Patriarch of Alexandria – which is also called the See of St. Mark or the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria – do not accept the authority of the Roman Pontiff. Members of the Patriarchate make up the vast majority of Christians in Egypt.

Despite this, and despite the fact that the Coptic Orthodox liturgies are valid but schismatic, Pope Francis has given permission for Tawadros to offer a liturgy in St. John Lateran’s basilica this Sunday, for the Coptic faithful in Italy. The patriarch will be given a “specially constructed altar” for the ceremony, said Father Martin Browne, an official at the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity.

Browne highlighted how Tawadros’ visit was “very particular – the 50th anniversary of the first meeting of the heads of the Churches of Rome and Alexandria after a millennium and a half of estrangement.”

“Up to 3,000 are expected to come, which is far more than could be accommodated in Pope Tawadros’ own church in Rome,” he said. “Thus, the opportunity to celebrate in the Lateran Basilica is precisely the kind of practical sharing of ‘Resources for Spiritual Life and Activity’ provided for in the Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism.”

The Vatican official was at pains to differentiate between Tawadros’ liturgy in the Lateran and the recent liturgy held there by Protestant clergy in April, which led to outrage from Catholics.

An unnamed liturgy professor at Rome’s Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum added that “although he [Tawadros] is not in communion with Rome, there is no doubt that the patriarch is really a bishop and the celebration of a Coptic Rite will be a valid celebration.”

Yet, while Tawadros has cultivated a good friendship with Francis, his actions are not supported by Coptic Orthodox clergy, who view him as making too many concessions and engaging in dangerous ecumenism with the Catholic Church.

Father Rafic Greiche, former spokesman for the Coptic Catholic Church – which is not to be confused with Tawadros’ Coptic Orthodox Church – stated how “there’s a lot of discretion around this visit, because a number of Copts and their bishops are against it.”

An “internal source” in the Coptic Orthodox Church argued that some Orthodox faithful feared “Tawadros II is going to hand over our Church to the Catholics.”

[Life Site Media]


Biden family criminals or traitors?

Comer released a 36-page memo prior to the news conference revealing that the Biden family allegedly set up more than 20 companies to take in foreign money, possibly in exchange for influencing policy.

"Possibly"? [Patrick Bestall]


Southern Baptist Convention:

The denomination, which has traditionally been conservative, has been embroiled with scandal as woke elements in leadership try to steer the SBC into the same theological heresy that has made much of the mainline Protestant church completely irrelevant to the work of the Gospel or the Great Commission.

Is this part of the Great Falling Away? [Patrick Bestall]


Drs Chris Shoemaker and Mark Trozzi Uncensored:

2023-05-11

We have to fight back, and we are fighting back!

It’s been eight months since the last recorded conversation between Dr Chris Shoemaker and myself and three months since we appeared together at the World Wide Rally in Toronto. Here is a new fast moving conversation in which we shared recent experiences, research, insights, and laughter.

Topics include: the National Citizens Inquiry; recent findings of DNA in the mRNA shots; recent threats from the WHO including “The Big Catch Up” childhood injection campaign and “Immunization Agenda 2030”; the track record of actual vaccines before the genetic injections; evil; the need for justice; our experience attempting to save Dr Luchkiw’s patients and practice; the CPSO; the current illegitimacy of many governments and institutions; Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum; their agents controlling the corporation of Canada; Canadians’ important role in the global struggle for truth and freedom; injured covid “vaccine” victims; the overturning of Justice Pazarat’s sane decision to support a 12 year old girl’s right to refuse a genetic covid injections; the paradoxical “mature” minors’ so-called “rights” to “gender transition” and assisted suicide; increased covid infections in the “vaccinated”; fake science tricks being used to promote the jabs; and Martin Luther King.

Dr Shoemaker will be testifying to the National Citizens Inquiry on Friday May 19th at 9:20 a.m. in Ottawa. You can watch that and all the live NCI testimonies here.

Follow Dr Shoemaker on twitter @CShoemakerMD or on his website.

Dr Shoemaker’s medical license is suspended because of his commitment to ensure Canadians know the truth. He works hard but without income. Please help support his work by sharing and donating here if you can.

Related Material:

DNA in the RNA shots (one, two, three)

Global Child Alert from The World Council for Health regarding “The Big Catch Up”, “Immunization Agenda 2030” and the surprising real history of actual vaccines before covid

[Dr Mark Trozzi]


Marco Rubio:

Marco Rubio coherently sums up the current state of the Biden administration AND America as a whole in one minute and 45 seconds. [Scott Card]


"This could be the most corrupt scheme in American politics." Watch as Republicans detail over $10 million received by the Biden family and associates from foreign nationals. 🚨:

Here is an {A-I} summary: The House Oversight Committee released a 36-page memo and held a news conference Wednesday revealing evidence that at least nine members of President Joe Biden's family took in as much as $10 million from operatives in China and Romania while Biden served as President Obama's vice president. The evidence raises more questions about President Joe Biden's past claims that he "never" discussed Hunter Biden's business dealings with his son.

Republican lawmakers on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee have revealed bank records that allegedly demonstrate nine of President Joe Biden's family members, including his son Hunter Biden, took tens of millions in payments from foreign operatives in China and Romania while he was vice president. The committee claims it has subpoenaed information from banks linked to companies like Robinson Walker LLC, Owasco PC and Hudson West III LLC which were said to be controlled by the Bidens' close associates; such sites are alleged "cut-outs" for moving money around without scrutiny. During a news conference announcing a memo earlier this week, committee chairman James Comer called Mr Biden out as a liar.

READ the original ARTICLE following:

Republican lawmakers laid out in damning detail Wednesday their evidence that at least nine members of President Joe Biden’s family took in as much as $10 million from operatives in China and Romania while Biden served as President Obama’s vice president.

The lawmakers, all members of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, revealed subpoenaed bank records showing payments from foreign companies to Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. The evidence unveiled Wednesday, first in a memo and then during a news conference, raises more questions about President Joe Biden’s past claims that he “never” discussed Hunter Biden’s business dealings with his son.


“President Biden has claimed since the 2020 election that his family has not received money from China,” Committee Chairman James Comer, (R-KY), said during a press conference announcing the memo Wednesday. “That was a lie in 2020 — and he continues to lie to the American people now.”

Lawmakers took turns laying out the evidence against the Biden family.

“Every time we turn over a rock, there’s more evidence,” said Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC). “This could be the most corrupt scheme in American politics, where a sitting vice president… where we saw members of his family, nine of them so far, there may be more, that were enriched from countries all over the world.”

Mace said the money was moved through a series of shell companies she believes were designed to cover the Biden family’s tracks. Some 20 companies affiliated with Biden family members were set up after Biden became vice president in 2009, creating a complicated web of cut-outs and pass-throughs, lawmakers alleged.

Those companies, including Owasco P.C., Hudson West III, LLC, Robinson Walker, LLC, and Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC, took in millions of dollars from foreign companies while delivering no apparent services, the committee said.

Comer revealed that payments totaling $1 million from Romania went to the Biden family while the then-vice president was working on Romanian issues. The lawmaker also claimed that’s committee has uncovered millions of dollars sent to the Bidens from an array of Chinese companies and through multiple banks, which he described as a web designed to conceal the transfers.


“The transactions in Romania and China show related but separate issues identified by the Committee that raise serious questions about financial disclosures and risks to national security,” Comer’s memo alleged.

Comer released a 36-page memo prior to the news conference revealing that the Biden family allegedly set up more than 20 companies to take in foreign money, possibly in exchange for influencing policy. The committee subpoenaed records from four banks linked to “specific individuals and companies that engaged in business activities with Biden family members and their business associates,” the memo said.


Republicans also alleged that Hunter Biden used his family name to set up a 2016 meeting between a Serbian running for United Nations Secretary-General and then-national security adviser to the vice president Colin Kahl.

Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-OH), said the committee has reviewed nearly 200 Biden family-linked Suspicious Activity Reports, bank-generated documents compiled to flag dubious international transactions. The Biden Department of Treasury initially blocked the committee from receiving the reports.

Comer again said his committee “plans to gather additional bank records in the near future and continue following the money trail” as part of its commitment to “rooting out fraud, waste, and abuse that exist at the highest level of the federal government.”


White House spokesperson Ian Sams told CNN “Comer has a history of playing fast and loose with the facts and spreading baseless innuendo while refusing to conduct his so-called ‘investigations’ with legitimacy.”

Hunter Biden is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, reportedly for income tax evasion. Last week, Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley, (R-IA), revealed that a “highly credible” whistleblower has told them that the FBI has long been in possession of a form allegedly containing evidence showing that then-Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national.

“It has been alleged that the document includes a precise description of how the alleged criminal scheme was employed as well as its purpose,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to the Department of Justice and FBI, demanding that the record be turned over. “Based on the alleged specificity within the document, it would appear that the DOJ and the FBI have enough information to determine the truth and accuracy of the information contained within it.”

Comer and Grassley both expressed skepticism that the DOJ and FBI, which are increasingly seen by conservatives as partisan, could be trusted to investigate the Biden family. Rep. Byron Donalds, (R-FL), said at Wednesday’s news conference that he also had little faith the federal agencies would take the Oversight Committee’s revelations about the Biden family’s dealings seriously.

“It’s interesting that the Department of Justice has been investigating Hunter Biden for quite some time, and we seem to never get anywhere,” Donalds said. “I wonder what’s going on at the Department of Justice. The bottom line is there is no real business here. None.”

During Joe Biden's Vice Presidency, his family and friends created more than 20 companies that started doing business deals overseas and raking in MILLIONS of dollars.

These companies were created as soon as Biden got into the White House the first time, under Obama. Do you really think that's a coincidence?

Ukrainian, Romanian, and Chinese money has been going to the Biden family for years.

Comer released a 36-page memo prior to the news conference revealing that the Biden family allegedly set up more than 20 companies to take in foreign money, possibly in exchange for influencing policy. The committee subpoenaed records from four banks linked to "specific individuals and companies that engaged in business activities with Biden family members and their business associates," the memo said.

"The transactions in Romania and China show related but separate issues identified by the Committee that raise serious questions about financial disclosures and risks to national security," Comer's memo alleged.

This is absolutely damning for Biden and his family.

The Bidens having been taking money from America's enemies all while Biden holds influence and sway over American power.

It's influence peddling of the highest order.

The lawmakers, all members of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, revealed subpoenaed bank records showing payments from foreign companies to Biden's son, Hunter Biden. The evidence unveiled Wednesday, first in a memo and then during a news conference, raises more questions about President Joe Biden's past claims that he "never" discussed Hunter Biden's business dealings with his son...

Those companies, including Owasco P.C., Hudson West III, LLC, Robinson Walker, LLC, and Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC, took in millions of dollars from foreign companies while delivering no apparent services, the committee says.

It's so nakedly corrupt!

But hey! Look at George Santos!

[Not the Bee]


"Environmental Racism":

Q: What is environmental racism?

A: Another new left-wing word to polarize, radicalize, economize and materialize the future


Environmental racism refers to the disproportionate location of polluting industries and other environmental hazards close to Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities and the greater exposure of these communities to the harms that these hazards cause.

Urge Senators to Redress Environmental Racism and Support Bill C-226


Environmental Justice. Ricardo Levins Morales, scratchboard, ink, and watercolor. Photo: Heidi de Vries

On March 29, Bill C-226,the National Strategy on Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Act, passed in the House of Commons. KAIROS Canada celebrated this milestone with other civil society organizations. Black, Brown and Indigenous activists are leading this work and bring crucial perspectives to environmental issues.

We now turn our eyes to the Senate and urge swift passage of Bill C-226 into law.

The bill is the result of decades of advocacy by racialized environmental activists and allies in Canada such as the Canadian Coalition for Environmental and Climate Justice (CCECJ) and the Black Environmental Initiative.

If Bill C-226, becomes law, it will be an effective tool for addressing environmental racism in Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities across Canada. It will require the government to examine the links between racialization, socio-economic status and environmental risk, and develop Canada’s first national strategy on environmental racism and environmental justice.

Environmental racism refers to the disproportionate location of polluting industries and other environmental hazards close to Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities and the greater exposure of these communities to the harms that these hazards cause.

Environmental justice is a principle that guides the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of racialization, gender, sexual orientation, ability, national origin, or income in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

For decades, polluting industries and landfill sites have ended up in racialized communities in Canada, resulting in higher-than-normal rates of cancer, respiratory illnesses, and other chronic health problems. Current mechanisms and channels fail to effectively address this systemic problem of environmental racism. With Bill C-226, Canada can begin to redress the problem.

Please tell senators to support swift passage of Bill C-226. Sign the Letter to Senators now and invite others to sign on too.

[KAIROS CANADA]

Learn More:


WATCH:

Media Melts Down Over Trump Town Hall:

Warning:Explicit Language. The top media reactions to Donald Trump's win in the 2016 presidential election. Compiled of clips captured by the Media Research Center's NewsBusters. Produced by Katie Yoder.

[Patriot Digest]


Elon Musk: Tucker, Twitter Have Not Signed a Deal – YET:

Elon Musk is chiming in after Tucker Carlson this week went on Musk's platform, Twitter, to announce that after being fired by Fox News he would bring a form of his popular program there.

There aren't many platforms left that allow free speech," Carlson said in a video announcing his plan following his April 24 firing by Fox News. It has been viewed well over 106 million times.

"The last big one remaining in the world, the only one, is Twitter, where we are now," he added. "Twitter has long served as the place where our national conversation incubates and develops. Twitter is not a partisan site, everybody's allowed here, and we think that's a good thing."

Lest things race too far ahead of actual movement on a deal, Musk issued a tweet on Tuesday. In it, he noted that

"unlike the one-way street of broadcast," Twitter users "interact, critique and refute whatever is said" and "anything misleading"

is labeled with community notes. This lets Twitter users add context or correct errors below other tweets.

"I also want to be clear that we have not signed a deal of any kind whatsoever. Tucker is subject to the same rules and rewards of all content creators," Musk said.

Acccording to the Wall Street Journal, there are some potential hurdles to clear between Carlson and Twitter. It said several ad buyers insisted that Carlson's arrival would make it harder for Twitter to win back advertisers who've already bolted from the platform since Musk took over as CEO. Some of those advertisers had concerns about Musk moving the platform more to the political right — even before the potential addition of the highly conservative Carlson.

"Tucker’s transition to Twitter will terrify advertisers,” said Brendan Gahan, chief social officer at digital-ad agency Mekanism, the paper reported. Carlson’s move will “likely further taint Twitter’s image and keep advertisers away,” Gahan said.

Musk has said he hopes other commentators will consider following the trail being blazed by Carlson, and he has already invited anchor Don Lemon fresh from his recent firing from CNN.

ADDITIONAL… Breaking News from Newsmax




[News Max Media]





Major Congress-member arrested on shocking charges:

Here is an {A-I} Summary:

Congressman George Santos, a Republican, turned himself in to federal authorities Wednesday to face criminal charges.

Republican Congressman George Santos has been arrested on 13 charges of criminal wrongdoing after allegedly scamming donors to his political campaign for office in New York state. Prosecutors said that he falsely claimed funds were to go towards his campaign, but instead used them for other expenses such as designer clothing or paying off credit card debt. Further damaging claims have also come out against Santos including allegations of misrepresenting education background and career successes, which helped him win the election's support in November.

READ the actual ARTICLE following:

Chaos has erupted in Congress. Kevin McCarthy never saw this coming his way. Because a major Congressmember has been arrested on shocking charges. Rep. George Santos, a Republican, turned himself in to federal authorities on Wednesday in a courthouse in a Long Island suburb facing 13 counts of criminal wrongdoing. He reportedly “devised and executed a scheme” to deceive donors to his political campaign in 2022, according to federal authorities.


According to U.S. Attorney Breon Peace, “this indictment seeks to hold Santos accountable for various alleged fraudulent schemes and brazen misrepresentations.” Santos allegedly claimed the funds would support his campaign for office but instead used them to buy expensive designer clothing, pay for a car, and settle personal credit card debt.

Santos is accused of applying for unemployment benefits unlawfully in 2020 when he had a job and running for Congress in his debut attempt at public office. “At the height of the pandemic in 2020, George Santos allegedly applied for and received unemployment benefits while he was employed and running for Congress,” said Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly in a statement.

Her office provided support for the probe.

Following his triumph in the midterm elections last November, the novice member stretched the limits of traditional political scandal. It turned out that much of the image he presented to voters was completely made up.

Santos misrepresented his education, career successes, record as a world-class volleyball player, and the Holocaust experiences of his family in interviews and campaign materials. A mystery $700,000 gift he made to his own election campaign was among the thousands of dollars in campaign funds that he raised and spent that became the subject of numerous inquiries.

It is still unknown how that money was obtained.

Many GOP leaders in New York, particularly those on Long Island, have turned against Santos since he declared his intention to compete for reelection in 2024. The powerful Nassau County Republican Committee broke with Santos and demanded his resignation. Santos has maintained his defiance and occasionally even seems to enjoy the spotlight of the media.


He has already acknowledged “embellishing” his credentials, but he has insisted on not having committed any crimes.

Republicans are experiencing electoral difficulties as a result of the Santos scandal, particularly in New York, where GOP candidates may face challenging reelection campaigns in 2018.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy declared on Tuesday that he will not call for Santos’ resignation.

He contrasted the criminal accusations against Santos to earlier examples involving Democratic politicians who held their positions throughout the course of their legal proceedings.


“If a person is indicted, they’re not on committees, they have the right to vote, but they have to go to trial.”

An investigation subcommittee will look into whether Santos “engaged in unlawful activity” during his 2022 campaign, according to a statement issued by the House panel in April. [DC Dailey Journal]




Sam Bankman-Fried attorneys push to get charges dropped:

Representatives of FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried are looking to have 10 of the 13 charges against their client dismissed, according to a report by The Daily Wire.

Here is a {A-I} Summary:

In December, Bankman-Fried was arrested in the Bahamas and deported to the US, where he was charged with various crimes. However, his attorneys have argued that officials violated the extradition treaty because the Bahamian government issued a warrant of surrender "specifying that he be tried on seven of the eight counts" in the original indictment. In February, another indictment included four allegations, and in March, Bankman-Fried was indicted for allegedly bribing Chinese Communist Party members, leading to additional charges. He is scheduled to go on trial in early October. The charges stem from several of Bankman-Fried's firms controlled almost entirely by the disgraced cryptocurrency tycoon imploding late in 2022. Bankman-Fried's attorney have claimed that the failure of his businesses took place in the context of broader issues within the cryptocurrency sector. The attorney wrote that the government jumped in with both feet and that the charges contained boilerplate recitals of statutory language, followed by literally one

Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, has accused US officials of violating an extradition treaty when they brought unexpected charges against him. The move was carried out without the approval of authorities in the Bahamas, where he had been arrested and deported to after his failed exchange triggered bankruptcy proceedings. Among other points made in a court filing by Bankman-Fried's legal team was that many peers also fell during the same period amid fears of a financial market collapse.

READ the original Article following:

In December, just one month after his cryptocurrency exchange FTX failed and bankruptcy proceedings began, Bankman-Fried was arrested in the Bahamas and deported to the US.

Attorneys have argued that officials violated the extradition treaty because the Bahamian government issued a warrant of surrender "specifying that he be tried on seven of the eight counts" in the original indictment,

This even though American officials later brought additional charges without the island nation's consent. In December, Bankman-Fried was charged with conspiracy to conduct wire fraud, and several other campaign finance crimes.

In February, another indictment included four allegations, including conspiracy to conduct bank fraud and run an unauthorized money transfer company.


Bankman-Fried was then indicted in March for allegedly bribing Chinese Communist Party members, leading to additional charges. The Southern District of New York, which handles high-profile financial fraud cases, is handling the case of Bankman-Fried. The entrepreneur, who lived with his parents in northern California and has maintained his innocence. He is scheduled to go on trial in early October.


“Rather than wait for traditional civil and regulatory processes following their ordinary course to address the situation, the government jumped in with both feet,” the filing asserted.

“Each of the charges contained boilerplate recitals of statutory language, followed by literally one sentence purportedly describing the basis for the charge.”

The charges stemmed from several of Bankman-Fried's firms controlled almost entirely by the disgraced cryptocurrency tycoon imploding late in 2022.


Bankman-Fried's attorney have claimed that the failure of his businesses took place in the context of broader issues within the cryptocurrency sector.

“As with a traditional bank run, numerous customers simultaneously sought to withdraw their assets, thus feeding fears that a collapse was inevitable,” the court filing said. “The market crash took down many of the major players in this sector, not just FTX.”

“Despite the public image it sought to create of a responsible business, the FTX Group was tightly controlled by a small group of individuals who showed little interest in instituting an appropriate oversight or control framework,” the attorney wrote.


“These individuals stifled dissent, commingled and misused corporate and customer funds, lied to third parties about their business, joked internally about their tendency to lose track of millions of dollars in assets, and thereby caused the FTX Group to collapse as swiftly as it had grown.” [The American Digest]




Biden’s Sec. of State CAUGHT in Hunter Biden Cover-up Scandal:

Late developments have shed more light on the corruption allegations on Hunter Biden, the son of current president Joe Biden. According to former CIA acting director Michael Morell’s testimony to Congress, current Secretary of State Antony Blinken played a pivotal role in getting a letter signed by officials claiming that the stories coming out about Hunter Biden’s dubious business dealings were “Russian disinformation.” Morell asked U.S. intelligence members to sign the letter on Blinken’s behalf, suggesting his direct involvement in the cover-up. This revelation is significant given that Blinken was a top member of Biden’s presidential campaign at the time.


Two Republican senators conducting investigations of the Biden family's foreign business dealings say they have evidence that Secretary of State Antony Blinken lied to Congress about past contact with Hunter Biden. Read more: https://t.co/312KOUxKKP pic.twitter.com/RAK2cWdfnu — NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) May 2, 2023

Recently, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan stated that there is more evidence coming up on the issue that will give the Hunter Biden scandal even more weight. Jordan is reportedly pursuing information from Secretary Blinken and will have interrogations with former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who were part of the 51 U.S. intelligence officials who signed the letter claiming the news about Biden’s controversy as Russian propaganda.

The mainstream media quickly suppressed the New York Post story, which was based on evidence found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, during Biden’s 2020 bid for the presidency. Big Tech giants like Facebook and Twitter banned their users from sharing the Post article on their platforms. They joined 51 U.S. intelligence officials in signing a letter claiming the story was part of a Russian disinformation campaign before evidence showed otherwise. However, it seems the suppression played a massive role in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, according to polls.

The manipulation of information gave Biden an unfair advantage during his presidential campaign and raises serious questions about the integrity of the entire electoral process. With new evidence emerging every day, it further reinforces the urgency to investigate these allegations and hold the wrongdoers to account. Biden and his campaign should be fully transparent and cooperate in unmasking the truth. The cover-up, lies, and misinformation must stop to ensure that democracy survives in America.

Source: Conservative Institute [Political Action ALERTS]


Bill Wilson:

The man who could save 75% of Alchoholics:

Alcoholics Anonymous used to have a 75% success rate for newcomers staying sober for 1 year. The success rate today is about 5% What happened? Is Alcoholics Anonymous still a good recovery method today? Are AA meetings and the 12 Steps still relevant?

And as a special 5-minute bonus, here's Jordan Peterson to make it real in this interview.

Jordan Peterson on Alcoholics Anonymous I've talked with one of the men who brought AA to Canada, and he lamented how far the concept has drifted from it's experiential roots and confession of sin. Fortunately, there are still some who "make contact" such as in the Peterson video above. And there are new versions of the old AA such as Overcomers. [Patrick Bestall]


Is Chinese power about to peak?

I take what the Economist prints with a grain of salt because this magazine which started out as the voice of conservatism has, like Christianity Today, succumbed to leftists’ propaganda or infiltration. However, this newsletter does have a lot to say which I agree with. I've been saying China is now becoming paper tiger (OK paper dragon) which globalists use as a red herring (another pun) to demonize the very nation which could be our best friend thanks to all the Christians there today (more than there are Communists). I think it will change overnight, just like the Soviet Union did, and the world will be shocked again.

More details can be viewed here: The Economist

[Patrick Bestall]


Rumors: Rumors: Rumors: Rumors: Rumors: Rumors: Rumors:


This is just ‘Informational’ and YOU

must make up YOUR OWN MIND!



General Summary:



  • · Thurs. 11 May Gunfire at the US Border: Retired Police, Veterans, Militias and Border Patrol are in a fire fight with the Cartels with heavy gunfire at Border Crossings along the US Mexican Border and especially at Pharr Reynoso Bridge. This US Border Crisis is really about the Deep State’s attempts to take over America. This CIA/ Obama/ Pentagon/ Rockefeller/ Banking Cartel/ Mexican Cartel Child Sex Trafficking/ Weapon/ Organ/ Adrenochrome Harvesting Ring runs out of the Vatican.

  • · Immediately upon entering the CNN Lion’s Den Town Hall President Trump began tearing apart every leftist media narrative from the rigged 2020 election to the conflict in Ukraine, where he wants Russians and Ukrainians “to stop dying,” said he is open to pardoning 6 January political prisoners and called for America to default on its un-payable debt to stop the government from “spending money like drunken sailors”—all of which was done in front of a town hall audience that kept cheering and laughing along with President Trump, to the terrified panic of CNN. When President Trump said to leftist CNN host Kaitlan Collins “You’re a nasty person” the crowd went wild—quickly after which, leftist CNN abruptly cut off President Trump from the town hall 20 minutes before it was supposed to end, which caused his former top advisor Steve Bannon to post the message: “First Time Ever ‘Mercy Rule’ Invoked.” Wed. 10 May 2023 at Trump’s Town Hall Meeting with CNN’s Kaitlan Collins hosting. SORCHA 5/11: "Terrified CNN Invokes “Mercy Rule” During Trump Mauling After 9/11-Moon Landings Questioned"

  • · NATO on High Alert: Monkey Werx SITREP - 5-10-23 . . . NATO On High Alert! (Video)

  • · On May 8 US Energy Commissioner warned that the entire US power grid is at risk of system-wide, extensive power outages because the Biden regime keeps taking the power plants offline without allowing anything to replace them. Gigawatts of energy production are being cut, while at the same time more electric stoves, cars and hot water heaters are being placed on the grid, straining it to a breaking point.

  • · “We now have proof that the CIA actively interfered in a US Election.” Jesse Waters, Fox News

  • · RFK Jr. Says CIA Assisted in JFK Assassination:https://capitalhillnews.com/rfk-jr-says-cia-assisted-in-jfk-assassination/

  • · Donald Trump’s father is General Patton

  • · Princess Diana’s two sons were rescued, along with her. Prince Richard was Harry’s replacement.

  • · Kayleigh McEnany is the daughter of JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.


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