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🚨 Brats – June 12 2024


Happy Wednesday.

Hot dog-eating champion Joey Chestnut will not compete in the 2024 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest because he accepted a brand deal with vegan "meat" company Impossible Foods. 

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In Case You Missed It. 

💸 The Federal Reserve will meet today and may keep rates the same but lay out a plan for future cuts. 

🚨 A date was set for Julian Assange's extradition appeal. It will begin on July 9.

📈 The World Bank projects that the Russian GDP will grow 2.9% this year, up from previous projections of 2.2%. 

🇨🇳 Parts of China are experiencing severe drought that is threatening food crops.

🌕 Egypt and Bahrain joined China's mission to deliver "scientific instruments to the moon on board the Chang’e-7 mission to search for water ice at its south pole, planned for 2026."

🤔 The rate of violent crime decreased significantly in early 2024, according to the FBI's Quarterly Uniform Crime Report. Watch our interview on how these numbers are being manipulated by the FBI. 

💰 President Trump has proposed not taxing tips. 

📺 Join us live for Redacted starting today at 4 PM EST. 














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Lead: Is A Ceasefire Coming in Gaza?

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Israel says that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire deal proposed by the U.S. but Hamas says that they are trying to work with this proposal and accuse the Israeli media of "incitement and attempting to evade agreement obligations." 

Al Jazeera reports that "Hamas and the smaller Islamic Jihad (PIJ) group said in a joint statement on Tuesday that they were ready to 'deal positively to arrive at an agreement' and that their priority is to bring a 'complete stop' to Israel’s ongoing assault on Gaza."

Mediators from Qatar and Egypt confirm that they have received a response from Hamas and are working through the details. Meanwhile, Israel has continued its attack on Gaza, bombing at least 30 targets over the last few days. Israel also targeted Hezbollah with strikes in Lebanon, killing at least four people. One of them was reported to be Abu Taleb, "described as a 'senior' Hezbollah commander in charge of operations in the central region of southern Lebanon along the border."

Hunter Biden Found Guilty

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Hunter Biden was found guilty of all three felony charges of lying on a federal form about his heavy drug use when purchasing a gun. A sentencing hearing has yet to be set but most people agree that he will not face prison time. 

The incriminating evidence found on his laptop is a veritable treasure trove of crimes. The gun form seems to be the least amongst them when you see that he possessed pornographic material with underage girls and was peddling his father's influence to foreign actors. But alas, he was not prosecuted for that. At least not that. 

As Representative Thomas Massie put it, "Hunter might deserve to be in jail for something, but purchasing a gun is not it. There are millions of marijuana users who own guns in this country, and none of them should be in jail for purchasing or possessing a firearm against current laws." 

It feels as though this trial was a placebo to show that the justice system prosecutes both parties in the wake of the Trump guilty verdict. As lawyer and politician Vivek Ramaswamy put it, this trial "avoids accountability for the Biden crime family." This can't be it right? 

Well it's not for Republican-led Congressional investigations, which will go on but they cannot prosecute. So then is the Justice Department, which tried to hide the laptop for Hunter Biden, done prosecuting his crimes? 

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New Rules of Nuclear Warfare

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Russia says that the nuclear game has changed and with it, the rules. 

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said this: "The challenges that are growing thanks to the unacceptable and escalatory actions of the US and its NATO allies undoubtedly prompt a full-fledged question of how the basic documents in nuclear deterrence can be brought more into line with current needs." 

In other words, if other countries don't follow the rules, why should we? What does that mean? Last week President Putin said that arming U.S. enemies is an option since the U.S. won't stop attacks via its proxy war in Ukraine and this could trigger retaliation at military targets inside NATO countries. Will this cause Europe to wake up and work to actually stop this war? You would think! President Putin put it this way: "The Europeans have to think: if those with whom we exchange such [nuclear] blows are obliterated, would the Americans get involved in such an exchange, on the level of strategic weapons, or not? I very much doubt it.”

That is what political expert Gilbert Doctorow has predicted too. This is a dangerous game of chicken and most rational people would prefer it ends now. 

What's Trending?

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Andrew McCarthy is trending because his documentary on Hulu will be released this week called "Brats." It is about the Brat Pack of the 1980s and how most of the members didn't like being called that. 

The College World Series is trending because the men's collegiate baseball tournament begins this week. 

Paul Ryan is trending for saying that he will not support President Trump in the upcoming election. 

News By The Numbers

8. That is how many suspected ISIS-K terrorists were released into the U.S. after crossing over the southern border. They were vetted at the border and allowed to go on but they were arrested this week in Los Angeles. 

2/3. That is how much Justin Trudeau's government wants to include in capital gains taxation. The current inclusion is 1/2. This means that if you make a profit from an investment, the government will fully tax two-thirds of that profit instead of only half as they do now. Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says that he will vote against this. 

Many millions of dollars. That is how much Kevin Spacey says that he still owes in legal fees due to all of the sexual assault allegations he's faced in recent years. 

51. That is how many intelligence officials signed a public letter in 2020 declaring the New York Post article about Hunter Biden's laptop to be "Russian disinformation," including current Secretary of State Antony Blinken. In light of the recent trial and proof that the laptop was real, Congress members are requesting an investigation into why those officials said that. Yeah, why did they? 

The Corporate Media Have Lost Their Minds

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Corporate media are warning that they may be imprisoned if Donald Trump is re-elected and telling us that they're very scared. This rings a bit hollow, considering they were allowed to lead their broadcasts with Russia-gate for the entire Trump administration without consequence. 

Nevertheless, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow says that she worries she could be put in a migrant camp for making an enemy of President Trump. White House correspondent Nicole Wallace says that by this time next year, she may not be allowed to broadcast at all. 

Politicians are in on this fear-mongering too. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that she “wouldn’t be surprised if this guy (Trump) threw me in jail." 

So why didn't he last time around? 

They are begging voters to vote against Trump to save them from political prosecution while also arguing in their coverage of the Trump trial that there is no such thing as a political prosecution. Okay. 

This newsletter is written and researched by Natali Morris.
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