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-Great Cultural Revolution
DICK'S 'Made in China' Sporting Goods Box Store Offers to Reimburse Employees for Abortion-Related Travel Expenses
[Breitbart] The CEO of DICK’S Sporting Goods announced on Friday that in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, DICK’S would cover the travel costs of employees seeking abortions.

Lauren Hobart, president, and CEO of DICK’S, announced that the company would reimburse employees up to $4,000 for travel expenses associated with obtaining an abortion.

"In response to today’s ruling, we are announcing that if a state one of our teammates lives in restricts access to abortion, DICK’S Sporting Goods will provide up to $4,000 in travel expense reimbursement to travel to the nearest location where that care is legally available. This benefit will be provided to any teammate, spouse or dependent enrolled in our medical plan, along with one support person," Hobart wrote in part.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2022 15:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under:


Are they still in business?
Quit them something like 12 years ago when they went Fruity-Tooty & Anti-2nd Amendment.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/25/2022 17:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Dick's both their name and business model.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 06/25/2022 17:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Dicks/Field and Stream are on goes in my house.
Posted by: Xyz || 06/25/2022 20:09 Comments || Top||

#4  No goes.
Posted by: Xyz || 06/25/2022 20:14 Comments || Top||

#5  So if you work for Dicks - just claim to need an abortion ever year and your travel expenses are covered.
Even if your a guy since guys can give birth now.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/25/2022 20:18 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 So if you work for Dicks - just claim to need an abortion ever year and your travel expenses are covered.
Even if your a guy since guys can give birth now.

I look forward to the first court case.
Posted by: Slappy || 06/25/2022 21:54 Comments || Top||

Truck plows through ‘crowd’ of pro-choice protesters in Iowa leaving four injured, demonstrators burn American flag in DC as activists gather across US after SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade; more protesters at home of Justice Clarence Thomas
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The black pickup truck was driven slowly into the crowd in Cedar Rapids at 7:20pm on Friday night, as a pro-choice march was coming to an end

  • Activists screamed at the driver to stop, as two protesters stood in his way by the hood of the pickup, but he drove steadily on

  • One woman had her foot run over and was crying in pain and unable to walk; another was thrown to the ground as he sped away, and left with bruises and scrapes

  • The driver was described by one of the protesters as a white man in his 50s or 60s with a passenger in the front seat, who they believe was angered by their demonstration: police are investigating

  • Across the nation on Friday evening, tens of thousands of people were taking to the streets to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court

  • The ruling means that access to abortion is no longer guaranteed for all Americans: as a result, three states on Friday immediately brought in abortion bans

Looking at the Daily Mail’s video, I see no crowd being driven into, just a few people emoting dramatically as they LARP at the truck. What say you, dear Reader:

Thousands of protesters hit the streets and begin to gather outside Justice Clarence Thomas' home after he said SCOTUS should 'reconsider' gay marriage now Roe v. Wade has been overturned: Pro-choice extremists are planning 'Night of Rage'

[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called on fellow jurists to overturn previous landmark rulings after the court nixed Roe v. Wade on Friday.

  • The changes, aired in a concurring opinion of the decision penned by Thomas, would see limits put on gay marriage, same-sex activity, and birth control access

  • Demonstrators protested outside Thomas' house on Friday afternoon, as President Joe Biden urged calm and stressed that any protest should remain peaceful

  • People across the country were taking to the streets - in DC, New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta and beyond

  • Eric Adams, the mayor of New York, said they were ready for their city to become a safe haven for those needing an abortion, as he revealed that when he was 15, his girlfriend needed and got an abortion

  • It comes as the Supreme Court controversially elected to strike down Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50 year-old decision that allowed women to have abortions

Related: Pro-choice protesters burn American flag in streets of Washington DC after Roe v. Wade reversal

Posted by: Skidmark || 06/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I see a bunch of 'protestors running toward and standing in front of the truck path.

Based on that, if I was the driver, I'll say I was in fear of my life. The driver did drive slowly enough that the protesters can get out of the way if they desired, but they didn't.

I wouldn't charge the driver with anything, instead, i would charge the protesters with impediment, treating behavior toward the driver and placing themselves in danger.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/25/2022 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Sidewalks are for people.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2022 2:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Low numbers. Media blitz. Yawn. Rent a mob but nobody wants to work.
Posted by: Dale || 06/25/2022 3:56 Comments || Top||


All this happened while the other 99.9999% of America peacefully thanked GOD. While asking why did it take 47 years to stop the genocide of millions of minorities by the Liberals, Socialists and Democrats.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/25/2022 6:13 Comments || Top||

#5  It's going to be interesting here in New Mexico. They were already out protesting last night. There is a governor's race going on. The Trunk nominee is a Trumper. We'll see if he can fight. If you recall the recent victory of the Latina in TX, she ran on God, Family, Country. Well the state here is heavily Hispanic and Roman Catholic. If the Trunk runs hard on that the Donk governor may well be a one termer. You urbanist activist girls go! Tell the natives to stick it. Pass the popcorn.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2022 8:20 Comments || Top||

#6  I kinda hope the wackjobs are crazy enough to try and block highways here in Houston. We have enough Darwin awards for everyone.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/25/2022 8:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Cedar Rapids is a fairly conservative area, but way too close to Iowa City (U of I 'Quasi-Marxist Area').

'Plowing through a crowd' at 1-2 MPH is a bit of journalistic sensationalism.

The 40 MPH journey through the 2021 Waukesha Christmas parade was 'mostly peaceful', of course.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/25/2022 9:47 Comments || Top||

#8  I am curious why the USSC doesn't have their very own US Marshals to clean up the illegal messes protesters create in the yards of the homes of the justices.
This should be yet another campaign issue, but I doubt it will happen.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/25/2022 11:26 Comments || Top||

#9  Takeaway: The calls to action by Antifa and YLF did not have the galvanizing effect that was hoped for. The internal recriminations will be delicious.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/25/2022 12:09 Comments || Top||

#10  What do these idiots expect? Better be glad it wasn't me, they would be missing limbs or life.
Posted by: Chris || 06/25/2022 13:20 Comments || Top||

#11  There was a poll a few years back and the results stated that over 60% of Americans of both parties did not support Roe v Wade and over 65% were against abortion on demand

I find it disturbing to hear a black mayor or black senator criticizing the Supreme Court when it is well known that Planned Parenthood targets black communities and has murdered over 40 million black babies

Yep if you’re wondering why the black population is stuck at 8% it’s abortion
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 06/25/2022 13:25 Comments || Top||

#12  Attempted kidnapping.

And I'd through in sexual assault just for cuz.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/25/2022 13:25 Comments || Top||

#13  Standard military doctrine is to assault into an ambush. Just sitting there letting OPFOR pound on you is a bad idea.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/25/2022 14:49 Comments || Top||

#14  Left Twitter is usually an ugly place, but today it's off the charts. Use of the N-word is apparently left-approved in some contexts.
Posted by: Matt || 06/25/2022 15:04 Comments || Top||

#15  The "Daily Fail" strikes again.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 06/25/2022 17:10 Comments || Top||

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Vows Access to Abortions for Troops After Roe v. Wade Overturn
[Breitbart] Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday vowed to provide service members with "seamless access" to reproductive health care in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
"both for our young men, wymyns, and the other 55 birthing genders"
He said in a statement:
Nothing is more important to me or to this Department than the health and well-being of our Service members, the civilian workforce and DOD families. I am committed to taking care of our people and ensuring the readiness and resilience of our Force. The Department is examining this decision closely and evaluating our policies to ensure we continue to provide seamless access to reproductive health care as permitted by federal law.

Austin’s statement comes after progressive veterans and service members voiced outraged on social media over the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which effectively overturned Roe v. Wade. They expressed concern that service members would be serving in states that did not allow for abortion. Some claimed that the Supreme Court was coming after gay rights next.

During former President Donald Trump’s administration, Pentagon officials — particularly those who disliked Trump — strived to keep politics away from the Pentagon, arguing that it needed to remain apolitical.

Despite President Joe Biden vowing to never politicize the military, Austin’s statement wades directly into a political issue and arguably constitutes a stance — that the Pentagon will "ensure" that service members have access to reproductive healthcare — a euphemism for abortions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A lot of young men support abortion. Several times I have heard young women say that after their boyfriend got them pregnant, they demanded the girlfriend get an abortion.
Posted by: Black Charlie Slairt1430 || 06/25/2022 4:46 Comments || Top||

#2  The DOD is very good at 4th trimester abortions, one could almost say that is the department's specialty, particularly in the age demographic 18 and up.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/25/2022 11:29 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
A Peek Inside the South's Coolest Coops
[Garden & Gun] For Matt DuBoise, the founder of Carolina Coops in Creedmoor, North Carolina, the whole idea for his business started with caring for cute, fluffy chicks as part of a grade school project. "I took it very seriously," DuBoise says with a laugh. "And my chicks were the only ones to survive the weekend." He also always loved constructing things. "In 2008, my fiancée, Gnon, and I were living in Durham, and I built my first coop." That structure didn’t last long—but only because he quickly decided he wanted an even bigger version for even more birds. When he sold that first one on Craigslist, a fledgling business was born.
Only one question. "Gnon"??

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2022 06:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I love to eat chicken. Fried, BBQ, enchiladas, blackened on salads. I am happy to have none in my yard. I do get that in SHTF times I won't be getting it at the store, but I have neighbors who will probably trade for ammo and maintenance on their generators and solar arrays.

As always, thanks to Besoeker for a great post.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/25/2022 7:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Gnon Choi
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/25/2022 9:35 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ I think I went to school with her brother, Bak.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/25/2022 9:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Thanks, MR
Posted by: Frank G || 06/25/2022 9:41 Comments || Top||

#5  I get a real kick out of the process of having fun with design, the fabrication of that design, and the final product remaining practical in its art.

Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/25/2022 14:41 Comments || Top||

#6  If a chicken coop had 4 doors it would be called a chicken sedan
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/25/2022 20:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Go to your room, Deacon Blues — that was appalling. :-D
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/25/2022 21:09 Comments || Top||

#8  but I snorted
Posted by: Frank G || 06/25/2022 22:31 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ At that poultry attempt at humor? Yeah, me too.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/25/2022 22:58 Comments || Top||

Four mauled by bear in south Kashmir's Pulwama
Posted by: Fred || 06/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under:

#1  None of the four could outrun the other three?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/25/2022 1:16 Comments || Top||

#2  The bear wouldn't happened to be named Jack Reacher?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2022 8:25 Comments || Top||

NYC subway surfer, 15, pays the price as he's rushed to hospital with severe head trauma after smashing it atop train car
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • A 15-year-old is in critical condition after a subway surfing stunt on Thursday

  • The teen struck his head and was found unconscious on the 7 train in Queens

  • Emergency workers pulled the bloodied teen down from the roof of the train while it was stopped at the 111th Street station in Richmond Hill

  • Grim video footage shows blood streaming down the train as the teen lay on top

  • He suffered severe head trauma and was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital

  • It's the latest subway surfing stunts, including one earlier this month where eight people surfed a moving train as it zoomed across the Williamsburg Bridge
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under:


Darwin award nominee for 2022.
Those of us that have ridden the Sub and Tube. Know, there ain't a whole hell of a lot car to tunnel roof clearance in some older tunnel sections.

Rail cars are 12ft high, rolling in 15 ft to 18+ ft. height tunnels.

BTW: Did they finally close the 2 Semi-Secret Cold War Gov. Facility Stations?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/25/2022 6:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Prolonged guitar solo - “Wipeout.”
Posted by: Super Hose || 06/25/2022 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3  For some people a severe head trauma isn't a life-changing event
Posted by: Frank G || 06/25/2022 10:35 Comments || Top||

#4  That will teach him not to do that again. Assuming he can remember doing it.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/25/2022 13:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Dumbass will be up there next wek
Posted by: Chris || 06/25/2022 14:34 Comments || Top||

#6  Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 06/25/2022 17:13 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
‘A deadly combination': excessive heat adds to Arizona opioid epidemic's toll
[TheGuardian] Opioid fatalities – driven by synthetics such as fentanyl – in the state were up 80% last year compared with 2018 and punishing heat is making things worse.

America’s opioid crisis has reached epidemic levels.

In Arizona alone paramedics and police have responded to between 700 and 800 suspected overdoses every month so far this year, administering naloxone in 80% of callouts.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  A trillion annually? Ima throwing the bullshit flag
Posted by: Frank G || 06/25/2022 9:56 Comments || Top||

#2  It is also not that rare to find drug users passed out on railroad tracks, but none seems to blame the railroads for those deaths.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/25/2022 11:41 Comments || Top||

#3  -scratches chin-

But it subtracts from the problem.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/25/2022 13:27 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 It is also not that rare to find drug users passed out on railroad tracks, but none seems to blame the railroads for those deaths

Lib Logic: "The trains should just go around them!"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/25/2022 13:52 Comments || Top||

#5  A trillion annually? Ima throwing the bullshit flag

From the RAND report:

2018, according to the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the cost of overdose fatalities was $696 billion, despite being roughly two-thirds of annual overdose deaths today. It is therefore reasonable to estimate that drug overdoses are now costing the United States approximately $1 trillion annually."
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/25/2022 17:49 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Justice Thomas Calls for End to Legislating from the Bench, Drives the Left Even Crazier
[PJ] Does the Dobbs v. Jackson decision herald the end of the era of the Supreme Court legislating from the bench? In his opinion agreeing with Justice Samuel Alito’s majority decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas stated that "in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell," that is, the Supreme Court decisions that discovered "rights" to contraception, homosexual activity, and same-sex marriage. Contrary to Leftist hysteria, this doesn’t mean that these things will suddenly be outlawed and we will be plunged into a Leftist nightmare world of Handmaid’s Tale pseudo-Christian theocracy: just as Dobbs doesn’t actually outlaw abortion but leaves it up to the states, so any overturning of those other rulings would throw those issues back to the states as well. it only means that the possibility has opened anew that the Supreme Court might actually base its decision on law, not on the Leftist agenda.

Thomas explained that Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell needed to be reconsidered "because any substantive due process decision is ’demonstrably erroneous.’"

"Substantive due process" refers to "rights" that are founded in the reasoning first enunciated in Griswold v. Connecticut: specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights have "penumbras, formed by emanations," that create "zones of privacy." Thus the Roe v. Wade decision referred to rights of "personal marital, familial, and sexual privacy said to be protected by the Bill of Rights or its penumbras."

A "penumbra" in this usage refers to a right that isn’t actually stated in the founding documents, but which is supposedly implied in them, at least in the opinion of Leftist Supreme Court Justices. That kind of jurisprudence can lead to literally anything being held as Constitutionally justified, and that’s just the problem. Justice Alito wrote in his Dobbs v. Jackson decision that Roe v. Wade was "egregiously wrong and on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided," precisely because it was based not on anything that was actually written in the Constitution, but on a "penumbra" that Justice Harry Blackmun and his colleagues who voted for Roe claimed to find there.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2022 06:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The federal system designed by the Founders. Only enough centralization that is necessary for security and commerce with decentralizing as much as you can to prevent tyranny. Time for everyone to reread the Declaration of Independence.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2022 7:50 Comments || Top||

#2  That is what is at the heart of the entire conflict. The socialists want lawfare, it's that simple. There are no doubt some number of useful idiots in the streets and others tweeting their Hollywood fingers bloody who are true believers, even if burdened with low reading comprehension.

But based on an adult reading of primary source documents rather than the aforementioned tweets, any substantive due process decision IS demonstrably erroneous.
Posted by: Cesare || 06/25/2022 8:47 Comments || Top||

The socialists want lawfare, it's that simple.

It's even simpler than that. They want to abolish our republic and substitute a tyranny run by themselves.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/25/2022 11:17 Comments || Top||

#4  When we have a Republican President again Roberts should resign and Thomas made the Chief Justice.
Posted by: ruprecht || 06/25/2022 20:08 Comments || Top||

USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered
[BBC] Explorers have found the deepest shipwreck ever identified, a US navy destroyer escort sunk during WWII.

The USS Samuel B Roberts went down during the Battle Off Samar in the Philippine Sea in October 1944. It lies in 6,895m (22,621ft) of water.

Texan financier and adventurer Victor Vescovo, who owns a deep-diving submersible, discovered the "Sammy B" battered but largely intact.

The vessel is famed for a heroic final stand against the Japanese.
That's putting it mildly. US destroyer escorts weren't designed for yardarm-to-yardarm combat with Japanese heavy cruisers, but the officers and crew of the Sammy B got the most out of their gallant little ship. See Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors.
Posted by: Matt || 06/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They gave the last full measure.
Posted by: Super Hose || 06/25/2022 7:29 Comments || Top||

#2  A story Hollyweird will never tell.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2022 8:06 Comments || Top||

#3  I knew a sailor that was there. His Gun Captain, he was a topside gunner on a 20mm Oerlikon mount, looked at him and said "Guns [his nickname], its been good to know ya!" Brave sailors one and all.
Posted by: magpie || 06/25/2022 9:22 Comments || Top||

#4  "Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors"
one hell of a book
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/25/2022 9:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Excellent book. They should all have been given the Medal of Honor.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/25/2022 9:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Drachinefel's Samar Straits video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AdcvDiA3lE
Posted by: James || 06/25/2022 10:02 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ Excellent link. Thanks, James.
Posted by: Matt || 06/25/2022 10:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Consider that video for sailors vs the risible pronoun training clown show.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/25/2022 11:45 Comments || Top||

#9  And just an incredible feat finding this. I mean, 4 miles/7km deep? Wow.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/25/2022 13:00 Comments || Top||

#10  Victor Vescovo for President. The man knows how to get hard things done.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/25/2022 13:13 Comments || Top||

#11  What an amazing find. Incredible.

LSotTCS is a movie script ready to go. Before even getting into the latest gen of actors and their capacity to fill the roles, the current bunch of directors are absolute shit, and the committee of proper dialogue would fart all over things. Probably end up with something even worse than what the chinese did with Midway.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/25/2022 13:23 Comments || Top||

#12  A non-Hollwood look at Vescovo's work.

Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/25/2022 13:35 Comments || Top||

Purchase of prime North Dakota farmland tied to Bill Gates sparks outrage
More on this story from two days ago.
[FoxBusinessNews] A recent purchase of 2,100 acres of prime North Dakota farmland by a group tied to billionaire Bill Gates has some in the state concerned that they are being exploited by the ultra-wealthy.

Gates owns some 269,000 acres across dozens of states, according to last year’s edition of the Land Report 100, an annual survey of the nation’s largest landowners. The Microsoft co-founder is considered to be the largest private owner of farmland in U.S. He owns less than 1% of the nation’s total farmland.

In question is a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms.

North Dakota's attorney general has asked the trust involved in the purchase to explain how it plans to use the land in order to meet rules outlined in the state's anti-corporate farming law.

The law prohibits all corporations or limited liability companies from owning or leasing farmland or ranchland, with some exceptions.

"I don't know that it's quite as volatile a situation as some have depicted," North Dakota Republican Attorney General Drew Wrigley told The Associated Press Thursday. "It's taken off, it's all over the planet, but it's not me sticking a finger in the eye of Bill Gates. That's not what this is."

The state's Agriculture Commissioner, Republican Doug Goehring, told a North Dakota TV station that some residents feel they are being exploited by the ultra-rich who buy land but do not necessarily share the state’s values.

"I’ve gotten a big earful on this from clear across the state, it’s not even from that neighborhood. Those people are upset, but there are others that are just livid about this," Goehring told KFYR.

Goehring, who is currently on a state-sponsored trade mission to the United Kingdom, did not immediately respond to a list of questions emailed by the AP.

Charles V. Zehren, a spokesman for Gates' investment firm, declined Thursday to comment to the AP.

It is standard for the attorney general's office to send an inquiry when notified of farmland sales.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  I'm sure Gates only has our best interests - like when he introduced Clippy
Posted by: Frank G || 06/25/2022 9:59 Comments || Top||

The law prohibits all corporations or limited liability companies from owning or leasing farmland or ranchland, with some exceptions.

I would like to read articles with all relevant details on this law. Also like to know the real estate taxes Bill Gates pays nationwide. Also like to know how / who / etc. sets those tax rates.
I know in resort areas, vacation homes (those not owner occupied year around) are taxed at higher levels than other categories.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/25/2022 11:43 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia - Ukraine conflict 'Burn Rates', the middle phase (video)
[YouTube] From Fareed Zakaria’s show on CNN: David Petraeus, retired US Army general and former CIA Director, discusses where the war in Ukraine stands now and who will win.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2022 02:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under:

#1  CNN,CIA director. I have little faith in their prognostications. The bear will endure and slog on. I really don't think the west understands the Russian determination. Something the West has lost going so woke. Those I see retired and active service bemoan the current military mental state. OH, they will serve and support the commander and chief but the energy is gone. Leadership, like the light is on, but nobody is home.
Posted by: Dale || 06/25/2022 18:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Many here share your view Dale.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2022 19:00 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ indeed, sad times.
Posted by: Dale || 06/25/2022 19:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't ignore the fact that the Russians are playing their full hand now less nukes. Their TTP is on full display. The West is given valuable data on capabilities, limitations and vulnerabilities without having to guess. It makes planning (and budgeting) far better.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2022 19:27 Comments || Top||

#5  In the CNN clip above dated 19-Jun, Petraeus the Prognosticator praises the Ukrainians on their tenacious defense of Severodonetsk. Yes, the same Severodonetsk that the Russians now control.

Looking at a map, the loss of Severodontsk seemed a likely outcome, given some time and artillery. I have to wonder if this was Petraeus's actual military opinion or if he was just reciting the party line.
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On June 24 Russians killed 5 civilians of Donetsk region, - Kirilenko
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[LB] Four more people were injured in Donetsk region today.

by Alexander Kravchenko

Today, June 23, the Russians killed five civilians in the Donetsk region .

This was announced by the head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko .

Two civilians were killed by the Russians in Raigorodok, two in the Old Caravan and one in Kostiantynivka .

"Currently, it is impossible to establish the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha ," said the head of Donetsk region.

We will remind, 1,338 civilians of Kiev region from died at the hands of the Russian invaders.

Russians continue to kill civilians and destroy infrastructure in Donetsk region, - the head of regional state administration

[LB] Both the front and the relative rear suffer from the shelling.

by Zaza Poualishvili

In the Lonec region, shelling continues, infrastructure is destroyed and civilians are killed.

This was announced by the head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko in Telegram .

Kostiantynivka was hit by an enemy missile - it is known that at least one civilian was killed and the utility room of the heating network was damaged. Rescuers' cars, which arrived to deliver water to the city's residents, were also damaged by the shelling. Due to the fighting, Kostiantynivka is still without a centralized water supply.

In the Nikolaev community Russians carried out artillery shelling of Raigorodok - there is information on 2 dead and 1 wounded.

Artillery and mortar shelling continued in the Mariinsky community during the night. In Maksymilianivka, shells damaged kindergartens, four residential buildings, and three more were set on fire by shelling. The Armed Forces repels all enemy attacks in this direction.

"We carefully record all the war crimes of the Russian Federation. We will have to answer for everything!" - summarizes the head of the regional state administration.

We will remind, for June 23 Russians killed 6 civilians of Donetsk region .

Before that, the occupiers struck at Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region.

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Assault on Severodonetsk and Berislav: operational summary of the General Staff on June 24
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[Vesti] In the waters of the Black and Azov Seas , four carriers are aiming at Ukraine with cruise missiles at once . This is stated in the operational summary of the General Staff as of 18.00 Friday, June 24. In addition, the command notes that fighting continues in the Severodonetsk direction , and in the south of our country, the Ukrainian defenders have success in the counteroffensive.

No significant changes in the situation were noted in the Volynsky, Polessky and Seversky directions . On the latter, the enemy carried out artillery shelling in the area of ​​the village of Boyaro-Lezhachi, Sumy region.

In the Slobozhansky direction , the enemy is trying to create conditions for going on the offensive in the Izyum-Barvenkovo ​​and Izyum-Slavyansk directions . At the same time, in the Kharkiv direction, the grouping of enemy troops is conducting defense to prevent the advance of units of the Defense Forces towards the state border to the north and northeast of Kharkov. Time the enemy is trying to conduct assault operations in order to improve the tactical position of their units. The Russian aggressor fired artillery at the areas of the settlements of Russkaya Lozovaya, Stary Saltov, Chuguev, Pechenegy and Bayrak.

In the Slavyansk direction , the enemy is concentrating his main efforts on conducting an offensive in the direction of Dovgenkoye - Dolina . The assault actions of the enemy in the directions of Suligovka - Vernopolye and Dibrovno - Kurulka were successfully repulsed by our soldiers. The Russians carried out remote mining of the area in the area of ​​​​the village of Dolina.

In the Severodonetsk direction , the military of the Russian Federation carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Lisichansk, Severodonetsk, Loskutovka and Disputed. An air strike was carried out in the Lisichansk area. Conducted assault operations in the industrial zone of Severodonetsk . In turn, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repulsed the assault in the area of ​​the southern outskirts of Lysichansk . The enemy, with the support of artillery, began assault operations in the direction of Volchoyarka , the fighting continues.

In the Bakhmut direction, Russians are shelling from barrel artillery the areas of the settlements of Belogorovka, Yakovlevka and Mayorskoye. Air strikes were carried out near Yakovlevka, Nikolaevka and Pokrovsky. The enemy captured the settlement of Nikolaevka . But an attempt to reconnoiter in battle in the direction of Mironovka - Uglegorskaya TPP failed , the invaders withdrew with losses.

In the Kramatorsk, Avdeevsk, Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhia directions, the enemy is exerting systematic fire influence along the line of contact in order to pin down the actions of our troops and prevent their transfer to other directions. He launched air strikes in the areas of the settlements of Pavlovka and Ugledar, carried out artillery shelling in the area of ​​the settlement of Seversk. Assault operations in the Maryinka area were once again repulsed by Ukrainian soldiers , the enemy retreated.

In the South Buzh direction , the enemy is concentrating his main efforts on maintaining the previously occupied lines. As a result of the successful offensive actions of our units , the enemy left the prepared defensive positions and fled to the area of ​​​​the settlement of Olgino, Berislavsky district , Kherson region.

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Ukrainian Perspective: Invasion of Ukraine: June 24th, 2022
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[Korrespondent] 23:46 Zelensky in an evening video message: "The EU decision on the status of a candidate for Ukraine has been discussed all day long. They say how difficult it will be. But let's rejoice a little. There is no need to be ashamed of our achievements. <...> The EU's seven requirements do not scare us, because we have completed a hundred. We will definitely overcome this path."

23:22 Blinken believes that the requirements of the Russian Federation regarding the inspection of every ship leaving Ukrainian ports are “devoid of common sense”: “What right, by what logic does Russia insist on checking sovereign Ukrainian ships leaving Ukrainian ports for other countries? meaning."

22:35 The status of a candidate for membership in the European Union will not be taken away from Ukraine, Kuleba said on the air of the telethon. He stressed that the decision on the candidacy says: "These reforms are important for the transition to the next stage, that is, to membership. <...> Let's move away from this narrative. We started discussing this even before we received the candidacy. Nobody has this status won't take it."

22:16 Over the past month and a half, Ukraine has received about 200 155-mm caliber barrels, Reznikov said in an interview with Military Television, which was broadcast on the air of the UA telethon Razom: "And this is already powerfully changing the picture of the battle, because they are very accurate, very effective, and our gunners use them very skillfully."

According to Reznikov, the issue of supplying Ukraine with modern tanks and aircraft has not yet been resolved - this is being discussed with partners, but there has not yet been a political decision. The head of the Ministry of Defense recalled that earlier Stingers had not been provided to Ukraine either. The minister also noted that some of the weapons are supplied in such a form that they still need to be prepared for use.

22:04 An anti-government rally took place in Tbilisi - the participants demand that the authorities comply with the EU requirements for the country to receive the status of a candidate for membership. The protesters were approached by Zelensky and Arakhamia, whom the Prime Minister of Georgia accused of blocking the candidate status for the country. Arakhamia called on the people of Georgia to evaluate the actions of the current government.

21:43 In the Donetsk region today, five civilians were killed, four more were injured, said the head of the OVA Pavel Kirilenko.

21:15 Since March, Moscow has known about the blockade of the transit of goods through the Kaliningrad region, the former Minister of Defense of Lithuania, Rasa Yuknyavichene, said on the air of the telethon. According to her, the fourth package of EU sanctions, which included, among other things, a blockade of transit, has been in effect since June 17, so it is not Lithuania, but the European Union that blocks transit. But Russia has waited for a convenient moment and is launching an information campaign.

21:03 Ukraine needs fire parity with the Russians in order to stabilize the situation in the Luhansk region, Zaluzhny said in a telephone conversation with the head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley: “We discussed the operational situation and the progress in the supply of international technical assistance to the Ukrainian Defense Forces. I focused on the need to establish fire parity with the enemy, which will allow stabilizing the situation in the most threatening Lugansk direction.

21:00 Russian troops are trying to destroy Western weapons entering Ukraine, but they cannot target them, Sky News writes, citing a Pentagon spokesman. The official noted that weapons, including long-range systems, entered Ukraine without being stopped by Russian missiles.

20:56 From Monday, June 27, the Ukrainian side with European colleagues in Brussels will find out in detail the possibilities and features of the status of a candidate in the EU, Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Olga Stefanishyna said on the air of the telethon. According to her, today we can already say that the restoration of Ukraine will begin in September this year, and the European Union will take an active part in this process, because the status of a candidate means the joint responsibility of the EU and Ukraine in this matter. That is, the EU, by granting Ukraine the status of a candidate, thereby assumed responsibility for the further development of our country, Stefanyshina noted.

20:53 Volunteer and presenter Serhiy Prytula said that in three days Ukrainians had collected 600 million hryvnias - for four Bayraktar drones.

20:44 The Canadian Senate has approved a bill by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau allowing the confiscation of Russian assets, reports Reuters. The document, which will become law after formal royal assent, proposes a range of measures, including a two-year ban on the purchase of housing by foreign nationals, as well as the right to confiscate and sell the assets of those responsible for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Yermak noted that the norms of the bill also provide for the transfer of confiscated property to another state: "In the case of Ukraine, this means that Canada will be able to confiscate Russian assets frozen on its territory and transfer them to Ukraine." According to him, this is the first precedent for fixing such a mechanism in the legislation after the start of the war.

20:36 The leaders of the G7 will consider at the summit in Bavaria on June 26-28 the US idea of ​​introducing a world ceiling on oil prices, said the head of the European Council Charles Michel. At the same time, he acknowledged that a global coalition is needed for such a step - wider than the EU and the US. Also, according to him, Europe needs confidence that there is a complete understanding of all the possible side effects of such a decision.

20:08 London will be the first city that the Russians will bomb in the event of another world war, said Putin's ally, State Duma deputy General Andrei Gurulev. According to him, if the blockade of Russian Kaliningrad leads to war, the British capital will be the first to suffer.
And Britain will just lay back and think of England while this is happening, right?
19:55 NATO needs a more "visible" presence in the Baltic countries to counter the threat posed by Russia from Belarus, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said. According to him, today's Belarus can be called "an additional province" of Moscow, and "the Russian army can do whatever it wants: transfer forces, deploy equipment."

19:52 Europe is going through the biggest war since the Second World War, but faced with this without a person who could speak on behalf of the continent. The next seven days will see the EU summit in Brussels, the G7 meeting in Germany and the most important NATO summit in Madrid. Read more in the material Europe without a leader .

19:49 Full-time education in Ukrainian schools will begin on September 1, at universities - on August 15, with the exception of the first courses. Such a recommendation was given by the government, Shmyhal said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. In the front-line regions, training will continue online, throughout the rest of Ukraine - as usual.

19:35 The world is threatened by a catastrophe in 2023 due to the growing food shortage due to the war in Ukraine, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said: “Problems with access to food this year could lead to global food shortages next. No country would be insured against the social and economic consequences of such a catastrophe."

19:17 The United States is ready to support any possible diplomatic solutions to the war in Ukraine, Blinken said. At the same time, he stressed that Washington would continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine as much as needed. The US Secretary of State also announced the desire of the West to tighten sanctions against Russia in order to achieve an end to the war in Ukraine as soon as possible.

19:10 The EU has no doubt that the Kremlin has made Gazprom the main weapon in the energy war. The Europeans no longer believe in the "technical reasons" for the reduction in supplies and are preparing for a complete gas blockade by the Russian Federation. What is written about this in the international media - in the material Deprivation for the sake of Ukraine .

18:54 The Ukrainian military forced the enemy to withdraw from defensive positions in the Kherson region, repelled the assault in the Slavic and Severodonetsk directions, as well as near Maryinka. At the same time, the invaders seized the village of Nikolaevka in the Bakhmut direction, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.

18:31 The Armed Forces of Ukraine received an order to leave Severodonetsk, the Ukrainian military left the industrial zone on the night of June 24. The day before, Zaluzhny explained that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were forced to conduct a mobile defense and occupy more advantageous lines and positions. The exit from Severodonetsk was expected long ago. More details - in the material of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are leaving Severodonetsk - what does this mean .

18:09 Macron said that European countries from "Iceland to Ukraine" will be invited to the European political community: countries of the European Economic Area, countries aspiring to the EU, countries that have left the EU, countries of the Eastern Partnership (former Soviet republics of Europe), but not Russia .

17:40 Scholz said that none of the leaders of the EU countries believes in Gazprom's version of the technical reasons for the reduction in gas supplies via Nord Stream. And the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that at the moment 12 EU countries are completely or partially disconnected from Russian gas.

17:38 The European Council, following a meeting in Brussels, decided to continue sanctions pressure on Russia and supply Ukraine with the necessary weapons, the final communiqué says. EU leaders condemned Russia's indiscriminate attacks on civilian infrastructure and called on the Russian Federation to "immediately and without preconditions withdraw all its troops and military equipment from all of Ukraine's occupied territory within its internationally recognized borders."

The document also says that Ukrainians, in particular, children who were forcibly taken to Russia, "should be immediately returned in a safe way." And Russia, Belarus and all those responsible for war crimes will be held accountable. The European Council also called on all countries, including candidate countries, to comply with EU sanctions.

The European Council stresses that it remains committed to providing further military support to Kyiv "to help Ukraine exercise its inalienable right to self-defence against Russian aggression and to defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty." To this end, the European Council calls on the Council of the EU to "work quickly to further increase military support" to Ukraine.

17:24 The "LNR" stated that Gorskoye and Zolote are completely under the control of their forces, Lisichansk is "actually in a state of operational encirclement."

17:21 A batch of four HIMARS systems recently announced by Washington will be delivered to Ukraine by mid-July, CNN reports, citing a senior US Department of Defense official. The official also said that another platoon of Ukrainians is being trained to operate the systems.

17:13 At the EU summit in Brussels, the idea of ​​creating a European political community was approved, the main goal of which is to enable states to become "part of the European family" without a candidacy procedure. At the same time, this community is not an alternative to EU enlargement. According to Macron, the first meeting in the format of the European Political Community will be held in the Czech Republic.

17:09 Ukraine is experiencing a shortage of artillery ammunition, primarily 122 mm and 152 mm shells, which make up the bulk of Ukrainian artillery, writes The Washington Post. The shortage has much to do with the fact that Russia has spent years targeting ammunition depots and suppliers in Ukraine and other Eastern European countries.

According to the publication, a "shadow war" is going on in the world market for a limited number of 152-mm shells. Many former Soviet republics that have ammunition stocks are reluctant to sell them to Ukraine because of their close ties to the Russian Federation, and some openly admitted that Russia threatened them with reprisal.

17:04 Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, several thousand dolphins have died in the Black Sea. According to Ivan Rusev, head of the research department of the Tuzlovsky Limans Natural Park , powerful sonars and explosions destroy the delicate navigation system of animals, which is why dolphins "go blind" and die of starvation.

16:57 EU countries have decided to provide Ukraine with assistance in the amount of 9 billion euros , said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

16:51 The Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries issued a joint statement in which, in particular, they called on Moscow to stop attacks and threats and unblock Ukrainian Black Sea ports for food exports. The statement also says that measures against the Russian Federation allow food and agricultural products from Russia to enter world markets. At the same time, Russia's war against Ukraine exacerbates food insecurity.

The G7 ministers also welcomed the decision to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates for EU accession and promised to continue to provide Kyiv with support, including military support, as long as necessary.

16:45 Ukraine is preparing a "white list" of Russian artists, which will include Russians who supported Ukraine and condemned the Russian invasion, Deputy Minister of Culture Taras Shevchenko said.

16:40 Russia will try to draw Belarus into a military conflict with Ukraine through a series of provocations. According to the military intelligence of Ukraine, for this purpose, sabotage groups arrived in the city of Mozyr under the guise of civilians, which include personnel officers of the GRU of the Russian Federation and mercenaries of private military companies.

The plans of the DRG include the organization of a series of terrorist attacks on the territory of Belarus - just as it was at the time when the war was fomented in Chechnya. Then the special services of the Russian Federation organized explosions in several houses in Ryazan, blaming the mythical "Chechen militants" for this. Now the Russian GRU plans to launch a series of artillery and missile strikes on the Mozyr oil refinery, civilian infrastructure and residential areas. During the shelling, residential buildings, hospitals and schools will additionally be blown up.

This, according to the calculations of the Kremlin curators of the "special operation", should create a pretext for Lukashenka to participate in the war. Having this information, the officers of the army of the Republic of Belarus began the evacuation of their families from Mazyr, which was previously reported by the opposition Belarusian media.

16:33 Cases of kidnapping of relatives of the Ukrainian military in the occupied territories are becoming systemic. Databases of Ukrainian citizens fall into the hands of the occupiers when seizing administrative buildings or with the help of collaborators-traitors, reports the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. To date, most of these cases are recorded in Zaporozhye, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. At the same time, both adult relatives (including women and the elderly) and children are kidnapped.

Thus, recently it became known that the occupiers took hostage several children of another Ukrainian soldier. In the future, the Russians can contact the military and demand to arrive in the occupied territories in exchange for the safety of their relatives.

16:25 Participants of the G7 summit, which will be held on June 26-27, will discuss the possibility of a diplomatic solution to end the war in Ukraine, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told reporters in Berlin: "In particular, the question of whether it is possible to find a diplomatic solution, as well as preparation to a situation where there is no such possibility.

16:07 The General Staff does not comment on the information about the possible withdrawal of the Ukrainian military from Severodonetsk - now there is the hottest section of the front, said the representative of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Motuzyanyk: "Information about whether there are units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a certain area, including Severodonetsk, is closed. We are about this "We don't speak. I would very much like to ask everyone to focus on the information provided by the General Staff and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine."

16:04 German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock accused Russia of deliberately using hunger as a weapon of war and criticized Moscow for trying to shift the blame for rising food prices to others. At the same time, the minister stressed that the G7 will not allow global hunger.

15:45 In Ukraine, the demining of all territories will take at least ten years, the State Emergency Service reported. Now more than 60 thousand hectares of territories have already been cleared and 45 thousand dangerous items have been destroyed. Rescuers specified that ten years is without taking into account the territories in which active hostilities are now taking place. Thus, units of the State Emergency Service are still working on demining the territory of the state after the First and Second World Wars.

15:27 In Mariupol, the occupiers slightly softened the regime for leaving towards Zaporozhye through Berdyansk - they partially began to let private cars through, said the mayor's adviser Petr Andryushchenko. At the same time, he admitted that such a sudden passage of cars to Ukraine simultaneously with a partial withdrawal of the military contingent may once again indicate that the maneuvers were covered by evacuation measures. "However, do not neglect the opportunity. Evacuate while there is a window," Andryushchenko advised.

He also said that there is a curfew in Mariupol: for children under 16 - from 21:00 to 5:00, for everyone else - from 23:00. Violation turns into arrest with the prospect of either labor service in the analysis of garbage, or sending to a filtration camp.

15:06 The Russian army has increased the number of air raids, continues to launch missile attacks on civilian infrastructure, said the speaker of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Oleksandr Motuzyanyk. He said that the occupiers were shelling the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region with artillery so that they would not push them to the border with Russia. To this end, enemy DRGs also activated.

However, the Russian army concentrated the maximum forces and means in the Luhansk region and the Donetsk region, and in the territory of other regions, the nature of the enemy’s actions can be described as diversionary maneuvers, Motuzyanyk specified, so that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would not transfer troops for reinforcements to hot spots.

14:57 Moldova, after receiving the status of a candidate member of the EU, will have to join the sanctions against Russia, the speaker of the country's parliament, Igor Grosu, said: "We will be in solidarity with the EU. This is required by our candidate status and our European aspirations." When asked about the possible reaction of Moscow, he replied that Moldova is determined to maintain normal relations with the Russian Federation, but at the same time it expects respect for its decision to move towards the EU.

14:21 At Kharkiv National University. Karazin removed the department of the Russian language, but added the department of Slavic philology, where Polish will be taught.

14:10 The SBU exposed the intelligence network of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation, which was supposed to help the enemy seize Ukraine. In particular, it included People's Deputy Andriy Derkach, who, according to the investigation, oversaw the creation of private security companies in various areas in order to use these structures to quickly seize Ukraine.

14:08 Johnson warned against calls for a "bad peace" in Ukraine: "My message to colleagues in the G7 and NATO in particular ... Now is not the time to negotiate and encourage Ukrainians to agree to a bad peace, a peace for which they are offered to give up part of the territory in exchange for a ceasefire."

According to the British prime minister, such a scenario would lead to catastrophic consequences - give Putin too much courage and cause additional economic damage to the world. "It's time to recognize that Ukrainians need help to change the dynamics in Donbas, in Severodonetsk, and then in the land bridge area in the south," he added.

13:54 Belgian Prime Minister Alexandre de Cros proposes that the EU buy energy resources collectively and introduce cap prices for gas. According to him, the European Commission should immediately take the initiative in this matter: "If we act on our own, we will not be able to get out."

13:52 The head of the Nikolaev OVA, Vitaly Kim, said that an emergency evacuation from Nikolaev is not planned. He commented on the call of the mayor of the city, Alexander Senkevich, to evacuate: “The situation in Nikolaev is the same as the previous four weeks, no panic. Nothing has changed militarily, so filter the information. [Senkevich] recommends as usual: whoever has the opportunity, leave, we provide buses. Nothing has changed, on the contrary, we have success and we are developing it."

13:44 Lavrov said that the European Union and NATO are assembling a coalition for a war with the Russian Federation: "The European Union, together with NATO, is assembling such an already modern coalition to fight, and by and large, war with Russia. We will look at all this very carefully."

13:41 Mayor of Nikolaev Alexander Senkevich called on the townspeople to evacuate to a safer territory: "The situation as a whole is very bad. We are shelled daily. In total, 111 people have died today. One of them is a child. We also injured 502 people, of they have six children. He cited such data as of June 21 in an interview with Radio Liberty.

"I recommend everyone to leave the city. Everyone who wants to stay alive. It is not known when this will all end. Today, according to our estimates, out of 480 thousand inhabitants of Nikolaev who were before the war, about 230 thousand remained in the city," - the mayor explained. He also specified that they were shooting at Nikolaev from the Kherson region, so it was impossible to launch a siren in advance because of the small distance between the cities.

13:35 Granting the status of EU candidates to Ukraine and Moldova is an internal European affair, Peskov said: "Firstly, these are, of course, internal European affairs. It is very important for us that all these processes do not bring more problems to us and more problems in the relations of the mentioned countries with us. There are plenty of these problems anyway."

Peskov also expressed regret that Moldova associates granting it the status of an EU candidate with an "anti-Russian course."

13:18 Melitopol partisans have announced a $10,000 reward for the head of a traitor, a local Gauleiter, Mayor Ivan Fedorov said. He also said that the invaders are trying to force pensioners and entrepreneurs to obtain Russian passports. The former are frightened by the fact that without a passport they will not receive pensions, and entrepreneurs will allegedly have problems with banks.

According to Fyodorov, at the checkpoints, the occupiers demand from local residents from 300 to 3,000 hryvnias in the form of a "pass" - they don't let anyone through for free. At the same time, Russians export more than 1,000 tons of wheat from Melitopol every day.

12:56 In the "LPR" since June 25, when determining prices, the "rate" is 1 hryvnia = 1.5 rubles. Until June 28, "non-cash conversion of hryvnia, collected from branches of foreign banks, at the rate of 1 hryvnia = 2 rubles" is carried out.

12:49 Putin does not take the peace talks with Ukraine seriously, Johnson said at the Commonwealth summit: "He wants to double down and make a new Grozny in Ukraine's big cities. I think it's a tragic mistake, but that's what he seems to be , does at the moment".

12:45 Russian troops fired two missiles at the Polytechnic sports complex on Alchevskikh Street tonight. According to the State Emergency Service, there was a fire on an area of ​​​​about 200 square meters. m. There were no dead or wounded as a result of the shelling, the sports arena was destroyed.

12:37 Today, EU leaders plan to discuss various scenarios in the event of a complete halt in Russian gas supplies, Reuters writes. The EU is also going to accuse Russia of using gas as a weapon.

12:21 Ukrainian troops are still in Severodonetsk, it will take time to leave the city, the head of the Severodonetsk regional state administration Roman Vlasenko said in a comment to Radio Liberty. According to him, the Russian troops are advancing in all directions in the area of ​​Severodonetsk and Lysichansk: they are storming Lisichansk and the Bakhmut-Lysichansk road. The occupiers use aircraft and Tochka-U missiles.

12:18 Spiegel writes that the German Ministry of Finance is considering the possibility of nationalizing part of Nord Stream 2, which can be used to connect eastern and southern Germany with a mobile LNG terminal in the Baltic Sea.

12:14 Advisor to the Prime Minister of Hungary, Balas Orban, said on the sidelines of the EU summit that the EU should stop expanding sanctions against Russia and work on ceasefire negotiations. According to him, the approach to anti-Russian measures needs to be changed, since so far they create more problems for the EU itself than for Russia.

12:11 In the Kharkiv region, three people were killed from shelling in a day, 13 more were injured, the IVA reported. Kyiv district and KhTZ in Kharkiv itself suffered damage, and Chuguevsky, Izyumsky, Bogodukhovsky and Kharkovsky districts were shelled in the region.

12:09 The Russian fleet has withdrawn six missile-carrying ships from Sevastopol, five of which are moving in a north-westerly direction, said Sergey Bratchuk, the speaker of the Odesa OVA.

12:07 Gorske, Lugansk region, has been captured by the enemy , Aleksey Babchenko, head of the military administration of the Mountain community, said on Espresso: "Today, the Mountain community is completely occupied, there are minor local battles in the vicinity, but the enemy has entered."

According to Babchenko, the breakthrough was in the direction of Orekhovo-Toshkovka: "The invaders entered from two sides, one part went to the rear, namely the settlements of Mirnaya Dolina, Podlesnoye, Loskutovka, the other part moved in the direction of Gorsky and Zolote."

12:03 Europe must intensify efforts to reduce dependence on Russian energy imports, Scholz said in Brussels. According to him, this is why the EU not only imposed sanctions on Russian coal and oil, but also worked to transform its infrastructure so that it could import gas from other countries. At the same time, the chancellor acknowledged that the rejection of energy resources from the Russian Federation would be fraught with big problems.

11:48 Tankers of the sub-sanctioned Russian state company Sovcomflot continue to deliver oil to European ports, bypassing Western sanctions, investigators of the international platform OCCRP found out. According to them, the company hid the ownership of the vessels, registering them as the property of subsidiaries in Cyprus and the UAE, and sailing under the flags of Liberia.

11:37 Ukroboronprom and the Ukrainian Startup Fund (USF), together with the Cabinet of Ministers, are implementing a program of grant support for dual-purpose projects that will help increase the country's defense capability and rapid post-war recovery. The best projects to improve the defense capability of Ukraine will receive $35,000.

11:01 In the Nikolaev area during evening shelling of Novonikolayevka one person was lost, four more were injured, the mayor of Nikolaev Alexander Senkevich reported. Also, because of the rocket attack on Nikolaev, one person was injured. Three ground-based cruise missiles hit Nikolaev yesterday afternoon, explosions are also heard in the city this morning.

10:58 A military enlistment office was set on fire in Belgorod. According to the Russian telegram channel Baza, at night an unknown man threw two Molotov cocktails into one of the offices. As a result, the table caught fire, but they managed to extinguish it.

10:44 The Russian army launched an airstrike at the entrance to Lisichansk. The bridge is damaged, it is only possible to pass on it by cars, trucks will not pass into the city, said the head of the Luhansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai.

10:21 The Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation received an order to block the Ukrainian ports of Odessa and Ochakov, an American official told CNN, citing recently declassified intelligence data. Intelligence also revealed signs that the Russians were mining the Black Sea and had previously mined the Dnieper.

"We can confirm that, despite public statements by the Russian Federation that it does not carry out mining in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, in fact it is placing mines in the Black Sea near Ochakov," the official said.

10:19 Kuleba and Borrell made a joint statement on the occasion of granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate country. They announced the immediate start of preparations for Ukraine's integration into European structures.

"Russian armed aggression will not be able to deprive people in Europe of the right to live a normal and dignified life. Ukraine will win. Europe will win. <...> We will make a long journey together, which begins today. Right now, we are immediately starting to prepare for the integration of Ukraine into European structure and, ultimately, membership in the European Union," the diplomats said. Kuleba and Borrell stressed that Ukraine belongs to the common European family and, together with the European Union, stands for the defense of peace.

10:14 In Kherson, the car of one of the most famous local collaborators Dmitry Savluchenko was blown up, he died on the spot. This was announced by the adviser to the head of the Kherson military administration, Sergei Khlan, and the information is also confirmed by local "authorities" and Russian media. Savluchenko was a member of the youth organization New Rus, was a pro-Russian activist from the Sharia party, and after the occupation of Kherson, he headed the department of youth and sports in the "administration" of the occupiers.

10:09 Zelensky, Shmyhal and Stefanchuk appealed to Ukrainians on the occasion of Ukraine receiving the status of a candidate for EU membership. Zelensky said that now Ukraine is "not a bridge, not a pillow between the West and the Russian Federation, not a buffer between Europe and Asia, not a sphere of influence, not a gray zone, not a transit territory, not a border between orcs and elves. Ukraine is a future equal partner for at least 27 EU countries".

The President stressed that he expects people's deputies to vote on laws related to European integration as a priority, since the status of a candidate already allows you to connect to various EU programs.

In turn, Stefanuk said that the candidate's status is "recognition of our achievements in the development of a democratic society," and this recognition "will be heard in the bunker." According to him, "history won over geography."

Shmyhal said that relations with the European Union have transformed from a simple neighborhood into a policy of expansion. At the same time, he mentioned "a high assessment of market transformations, thanks to which we have integrated into the EU economy in the energy, digital, customs, and transport sectors."

09:57 The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved a resolution calling on US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to include Russia in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

"It is necessary to recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism for all the crimes that it has already committed in Ukraine. Such recognition will strengthen the mechanism of sanctions against Russia," Yermak commented.

09:41 The head of the Lugansk OVA, Serhiy Gaidai, confirmed the loss of Nikolaevka, and also said that Lisichansk and Borovskoye were fired from aircraft, but the offensive in the areas of these settlements of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was stopped. The Russian army is trying to establish control over Gorsky, there was also an attempt to attack in the Mirnaya Dolina area.

09:32 German Economy Minister Robert Habeck warned that in the event of shortages of Russian gas, some sectors of German industry may stop: “Companies will have to stop production, lay off workers, supply chains will collapse, people will get into debt to pay heating bills, people become poorer."

At the same time, Khabek stressed that this is Putin's strategy: "This is the best breeding ground for populism, which is designed to undermine our liberal democracy from within." The minister promised the Germans assistance, but warned that it would be impossible to compensate for all the consequences.

09:14 The Russian army launched strikes from Hurricanes on two communities of the Krivoy Rog district of the Dnipropetrovsk region - Grechanopodovskaya and Shirokovskaya, said the head of the OVA Valentin Reznichenko.

09:01 The General Staff announced the estimated losses of the enemy on the morning of June 24. The enemy suffered the greatest losses in the Slavic and Bakhmut directions.

  • personnel - about / 34,530 (+100) people liquidated,

  • tanks - 1507 (+3),

  • armored combat vehicles - 3637 (+5),

  • artillery systems - 759 (+3),

  • MLRS - 241 (+1),

  • air defense systems - 99 (+0),

  • aircraft - 216 (+0),

  • helicopters - 183 (+0),

  • UAV operational-tactical level - 622 (+2),

  • cruise missiles - 137 (+0),

  • ships/boats - 14 (+0),

  • automotive equipment and tankers - 2553 (+5),

  • special equipment - 60 (+0).

08:40 British intelligence writes about the use of retirees by Russia, now serving under contract in the Wagner group. In particular, we are talking about a Russian pilot who was detained in mid-June after his plane was shot down. He admitted that he made 1-2 sorties a day and struck at the military infrastructure of Ukraine. Intelligence believes that amid insufficient numbers of properly trained personnel and combat losses, Russia is trying to support an invasion of Ukraine with sufficient crews.

The report that the Russian pilot was using commercial GPS devices rather than Russian military navigation equipment suggests that the Wagner aircraft are older Su-25 models and that the Russian Air Force is not providing them with modern avionics equipment, analysts say.
They’re mercenaries, for goodness sake. Shouldn’t they be spending part of their profits to acquire the tools of their trade?
08:22 The Armed Forces of Ukraine will have to move away from Severodonetsk - the Ukrainian defenders have already received such a command, said the head of the Lugansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai. According to him, the defenders of Severodonetsk "will retreat from the city to new, more fortified positions."

"The invaders almost destroyed Severodonetsk, the entire critical infrastructure was destroyed, 90% of the city was damaged, 80% of residential buildings will have to be demolished - they cannot be restored," Gaidai said.

07:56 Russian military aircraft Il-76 crashed in the fields near Ryazan in a field and caught fire. Russian media report that four people died and five were hospitalized. The plane flew to Belgorod. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has already announced a "hard landing" and that "the aircraft was partially destroyed."

07:45 Russian troops were attacking in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Mirnaya Dolina. In the Borovskoye area, the Ukrainian military successfully stopped the enemy. They also defeated enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups and hit the Russians with aircraft, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports in the morning report .

07:00 In the coming weeks , the pace of the offensive of the Russian army will significantly decrease . Assault operations in Lysychansk will not provide Russia with a decisive advantage in the war, as well as the possible capture of Severodonetsk, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). According to analysts, the temporary loss of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk will not be a major turning point in the war.

03:37 Borrell warned of a difficult winter in the EU due to the reduction in Russian gas supplies: "In summer, gas is not a political weapon. But in winter it will be difficult."

02:49 The Russians fired at the territory of the Zaporozhye region from the MLRS, damaged infrastructure in the area of ​​​​one of the settlements near the regional center, the OVA reported.

02:25 Zelensky intends to dismiss Ivan Bakanov from the head of the SBU due to a number of unsuccessful operations and losses in Kherson, Politico writes, citing sources.

01:18 The European Council published the conclusions of the meeting on granting Ukraine the status of a candidate member of the European Union.

01:11 "This is a victory. We have been waiting for 120 days. And 30 years," Zelensky reacted to the decision to grant Ukraine the status of an EU candidate. It was the fastest such decision in the history of the European Union. The decision was approved based on a recommendation from the European Commission provided on 17 June. Read more about him in the material Historical Day .

00:46 Macron called the EU decision on Ukraine and Moldova "a strong signal towards Russia in the current geopolitical context."

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Ukrainian HIMARS GMLRS launch guided rockets at Russian targets
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Withdrawal around Lysychansk and Severodonetsk has been chaotic
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#1  I'm sure it's got the US withdrawal out of Afghanistan beat.
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#2  ..or from the Yalu for that matter.
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We need to recognize the transformative moment we’re in. The post-Cold War order is over.

According to Wikipedia, Mr. Massaro a senior policy advisor for the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
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#1  This is a call for a new war. A hot war.

Don't we remember the lesson of the Cold War? "The only winning move is not to play."
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#2  democracy vs autocracy

This neo-con's on drugs. Restore democracy in the US before you even think about launching another one of your globohomo civil rights crusades
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#3  This is what the Deep State really wants:

Enabling Act becomes law in Germany - archive, 1933
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#4  'democracy vs autocracy'? Does that mean there's going to be a Trump/Hildebeeste steel cage, ladder re-match?

In other timely questions, what if 'they' like their autocracy?
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#5  "The only winning move is not to play."

You are confusing Global Nuclear War with the Cold War. They both have 'war' in their names, but they are different games with a completely different payoff matrix.
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#6  The post cold world order has been over since at least Obumble. When the US pretty much stopped giving a fuck about enforcing international trade protection, globalization started to end.

Now with globalization completely collapsing, populations cratering and the just-in-time supply systems ending... well it is getting very interesting. Unfortunately, it looks like nearly a billion people will starve to death because of the collapse as there won't be a way to ship the food and/or fertilizer to them.
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#7  The inherent friction of command versus demand economic systems is amplified by the infinite collection of transnational components that globalization has produced. Command economies always fail as complexities grow, and second, third and forth order consequences overwhelm the decision making center. Now add a political coalition called the Demokrat Party and its efforts to create the Obama 3.0 Imperial President, with a titular facade of a senile, corruptokrat Biden Crime family, and voila, paralysis and basic function failure. Every key supply node of that globalist web is competing for decision and coordination, and the committee behind Jojo is lost in minutia. This is a cascading collapse with tragic implications for world peace and civility between nations.
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Command economies always fail as complexities grow

My car also tends to fail due to built-in complexities that didn't exist just 10 years ago.
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Found 16 152mm unexploded shells in countryside region
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#1  Don't know if I'd be hauling them around in the back of my pickup for one reason or another, but okay.
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Ukrainians collect $20 million in 3 days to buy 4 Bayraktar drones for the army
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#1  Putin's Vietnam...
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Russia has removed the Polish flag from the memorial complex in Katyn, Russia
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#1  To be fair, the Russians alone were responsible for the massacre in the country they had split with Nazi Germany. Interesting that they’ve decided to be proud of it now.
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From the Russian Perspective: Operation on Denazification of Ukraine: operational summary June 24th (updated)
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

Kindly note that several entries in this article were removed because they included discussions of the grand strategic level.

[NewsFrontInfo] 23:17 Over the past day, without the participation of the Ukrainian side, 27,011 people, including 3,835 children, have been evacuated from dangerous regions of Ukraine and the republics of Donbass to the territory of the Russian Federation, and in total since the beginning of the special military operation -2,075,939 people, of which 329,270 - children.

22:37 In Odessa, on the upper floors of residential buildings (Lanzheronovskaya St.), nationalists have equipped firing positions and sniper points. Local residents were not evacuated from their apartments and, in fact, are used by the nationalists as a "human shield".

22:11 In Kharkiv, in the building of vocational school No. 33 (Vladislav Zubenko St.), units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defense are deployed, and heavy equipment and artillery are located in the immediate vicinity of the educational institution

21:48 Almost 50 requests for evacuation from Ukraine were received by Russia in a day.

21:47 The military of the Russian Federation carried out six humanitarian actions in the LPR, DPR, Kharkiv and Kherson regions.

21:47 The militants have equipped fortified areas in the densely populated quarters of Donetsk Vuhledar.

21:47 Ukrainians placed MLRS in two schools in Donetsk Yasnogorka.

21:47 The Armed Forces of Ukraine placed MLRS at the plague cemetery in Odessa to accuse Russia of creating a biological hazard and destroying burials.

19:59 "The Brave" captured the Ukrainian "star" - the famous propagandist turned out to be the commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Capturing a scout of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the fighters of the “Brave” group, with the help of a military trick, led with his help two platoons of Ukrainian militants from the 210th “Berlingo” battalion, which operated in the village of Mirnaya Dolina, turned out to be propagandist Maxim Butkevich.

During the Euromaidan, he was one of the main hosts of Hromadske TV, actively fomenting a coup d'état. In January 2022, from Kyiv, he fomented a civil war in Kazakhstan. Previously, he supported actions for the overthrow of Lukashenka in Belarus.

16:08 Last night, two missiles of the Russian Armed Forces destroyed the Polytechnic sports complex on Alchevskikh Street in Kharkiv. The object was used as a transit point for the personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defense.

16:08 Passenger buses will run to Crimea from Melitopol, ticket sales will begin on the day the message is launched - VGA

15:21 The Verkhovna Rada initiated a bill according to which men will be prohibited from traveling abroad during martial law. In addition, the bill proposes to call on the service of disabled people with their consent.

14:16 The situation in the Kharkiv region as of 14.00 June 24, 2022:

To the north of Kharkov, the RF Armed Forces are attacking the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Fights are going on in the vicinity of Verkhniy Saltov and Nursery.

The parties are engaged in artillery duels on the line of contact: Russian troops attacked Udy, Bezruki, Odnorobovka and Baranovka, while in the last two settlements. posted calculations of MANPADS of the Ukrainian army.

For reconnaissance of the positions of the RF Armed Forces in this area, the Armed Forces of Ukraine use the Leleka-100 UAV. According to the identified targets, the Ukrainian formations intend to use the RZSO launchers deployed in Fedorovka.

In the Izyum direction, the Ukrainian command continues to use sabotage and reconnaissance groups in the Izyum forest.

Targets identified near Rudnevo, Chervony Shakhtar and Zavodov are being hit by artillery and Su-25s of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

At the same time, units of the 58th brigade and 72nd brigade involved in this sector of the front are actively reconnaissance of the positions of the RF Armed Forces.

A Ukrainian Su-25 attack aircraft was shot down by Russian air defense crews in the Dolgenkiy area. In addition, enemy UAVs were destroyed in the vicinity of Verbovka and Donetsk, Kharkov region.

14:16 Artillery of the Russian Armed Forces destroyed the location of the Nazis from the Kraken battalion near Kharkov, and there brand new L-200 cars fell under the distribution, which were literally recently collected in the local media garbage dump.

13:07 In Ukraine, they confirmed the transfer of Gorsky under the control of the forces of the LPR and the Russian Federation.

11:44 Russian air defense destroyed two Su-25 aircraft in the areas of Dolgenka in the Kharkiv region and Vysokopole in the Nikolaev region.

11:44 The Bastion missile system hit the launch position of the S-300 complex in the Odessa region, the target was destroyed.

11:44 The Ukrainian command to make up for losses in manpower in the Donetsk and Lugansk directions forms separate rifle battalions in each region from untrained citizens called up to mobilize.

11:44 Air Force strike on three points of deployment of foreign mercenaries in Nikolaev, Golitsyno in the Nikolaev region and Oleshki in the Kharkiv region destroyed more than 200 mercenaries and up to 100 Ukrainian nationalists.

11:43 After Ukrainian shelling, residents of Vasilyevka, Zaporozhye region, massively started to glue the Ukrainian flag on the license plates of the car.

10:43 Russian Defense Ministry showed combat work of the Solntsepek flamethrower systems. The defeat of the enemy is achieved through the complex impact of fragments, high temperatures and high pressure, the department explained. The control and adjustment of the hit targets is carried out with the help of drones.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation noted that even in dugouts and trenches it is impossible to hide from the Solntsepeka volley: after a two-hundred-kilogram projectile hits the target, the thermobaric mixture dissipates in the air and explodes under tremendous pressure, creating a temperature of three thousand degrees.

10:42 The head of the Department of Family, Youth and Sports of the Kherson Regional State Administration died as a result of an assassination attempt, the authorities report.

09:34 On February 25, all Ukrainian media reported how “two enemy shells” hit the SBU building in Chernihiv, causing it to burn down. Today, Politico, citing a "high-ranking Ukrainian official," reported that the head of the Chernihiv SBU burned down this building "for no reason," simply because he did not have time to evacuate secret documents from there. Reports tg-channel Solovyov

08:24 Zelensky intends to dismiss the head of the SBU Ivan Bakanov

Citing the words of four officials close to the Ukrainian president and a Western diplomat who advised Kyiv on reforms, Politico claims that Zelensky is seeking to "replace Bakanov with someone more suitable."

According to Politico sources, Bakanov fell out of favor due to the loss of Kherson and a number of unsuccessful operations.

0:10 In Kherson, a terrorist attack was prevented in a hotel with refugees. Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were supposed to be involved in the attack — military-civil administration of Kherson region.

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Perspective from the Breakaway Republics: Invasion of Ukraine: June 24th, 2022
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[NewsFrontInfo] 23:22 Demining units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Russian Emergencies Ministry perform tasks to clear the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics from explosive objects.

Total checked: 3,541.68 hectares of territory (including 22.89 hectares per day); 35 buildings (of which 13 are socially significant objects); two bridges and 9.64 km of roads. 32,465 explosive objects were found and neutralized, including 1,307 per day.

22:43 Tonight, the Kuibyshevsky district of the city came under fire from the Ukrainian Nazis. A direct hit was recorded in one of the apartments on the seventh floor of an apartment building at the address: st. Marshal Zhukov, 15. As a result, a fire broke out on the 7th, 8th and 9th floors. Rescue workers are on the scene. Data on casualties and destruction are being specified.

22:08 In Yasnogorka of the Donetsk People's Republic, in schools No. 21 (Levoberezhnaya St.) and No. 30 (Volkhovskaya St.), neo-Nazis equipped strongholds and placed MLRS, while residents of nearby houses are being held in educational institutions under the pretext of ensuring security

22:00 About 600 Ukrainian militants, including some wounded, surrendered to the allied forces near Lisichansk, Vitaly Kiselev, Assistant Minister of the Interior of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), told TASS.

21:59 Russian sappers checked 23 hectares of LPR and DPR territories in a day

21:03 Popasnaya in the LPR is fired on from American M777 howitzers, including cluster shells,toldcommander of a military unit. He showed burned-out high-rise buildings and a giant crater, presumably from such a projectile.

21:03 The grouping of troops "Center", having broken through the well-prepared defense of the Ukrainian troops, defeated the enemy and blocked Lysichansk from the south, the Russian Defense Ministry reported

21:03 Parts of the grouping of troops "Center" liberated 11 settlements in five days, of which the largest are Loskutovka, Mirnaya Dolina, Ustinovka, according to the RF Ministry of Defense

19:42 The defeat of the boiler: Gorskoye town is completely clearedfrom Ukrainian fighters

19:30 Kadyrov called the release of Zolotoy and Gorsky in the LPR a cost-effective operation. According to the head of Chechnya, settlements are being cleaned up.

19:00 According to the official representative of the NM DPR: since the beginning of the current day, according to information from the JCCC DPR, the enemy has fired more than one hundred and thirty shells from multiple launch rocket systems BM-27 "Hurricane", BM-21 "Grad", cannon artillery caliber 152mm and 122mm, as well as 120mm mortars.

The fire was fired at the districts of eight settlements of the Republic. As a result of shelling, two civilians were killed and three were injured, of which one child was born in 2009. Four houses were damaged. Additional information about injured civilians and damage to infrastructure is being specified.

Over the current day, the joint actions of the military personnel of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the following enemy weapons and military equipment: two BM-21 Grad MLRS, one M-777 howitzer, one truck. Two enemy firing points were suppressed in the areas of the settlement. Avdiivka and Kamyshevka.

We regret to inform you that while performing military duty in the struggle for independence, two defenders of the Donetsk People's Republic were killed and seven were injured. We express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

18:55 The DPR introduced criminal liability for fakes about the actions of the authorities of the republics of Donbass and the Russian Federation.

Information about this appeared on the website of the People's Council of the Republic. The terms of punishment have not yet been specified.

18:53 Popasna in the LPR is shelledfrom American howitzers M777, including cluster shells, said the commander of the military unit. He showed burned-out high-rise buildings and a giant crater, presumably from such a projectile.

18:51 Almost all residents of Lisichansk are waiting for the RF Armed Forces and accusing the Ukrainian Armed Forces of shelling.

This was stated by France 2 journalists after talking with residents, according to @rt_russian.

“It is the Ukrainian army that is shelling us, it is they who are killing our children!”

"I want to see the Russians win and establish their power here."

“We want to unite with the Russians! They are our friends, not the Germans or Europe.”

Correspondents say that almost no one wants to be evacuated from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and the Russians are expected as liberators.

18:32 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Majorsk - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement of the mine named after Izotov): three LNG grenades were fired.

18:08 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Novomikhailovka - n.p. Signal: fired six shells of 122mm caliber.

17:50 LPR forces are searching for Ukrainian soldiers trying to hide in civilian clothes, the People's Militia of the Republic reported.

It is also noted that the corridors for humanitarian aid and the evacuation of residents in the Gorskoe and Zolotoy taken under control will be deployed in the coming days.

17:31 Ivan Filiponenko, official representative of the People's Militia of the LPR: APU used the basement of a multi-story residential building in Gorskoye for storing ammunition and accommodating personnel.

17:23 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Sands - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky district): five mines fired with a caliber of 120mm.

17:08 “We found abandoned documents, photocopies of the passport”

Izvestia correspondent Denis Kulaga showed the consequences of the fighting in the village of Orekhovo: burnt-out helmets, grenades.

A large number of Ukrainian documents were found in the former fortified positions.

The bridge in the village across the railway was also blown up by the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the retreat.

APU fled from Zolote under the guise of civilians

"They kicked people out, started digging trenches right under the entrances. In the morning, they changed into civilian clothes, threw off their bulletproof vests and drove off in cars," the locals said about the retreat of the militants.

Izvestia correspondent Denis Kulagaalso found out that the Ukrainian soldiers deliberately hit the houses with mortar fire, because television was supposed to arrive.

17:07 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Krasnogorovka - n.p. Staromikhaylovka: fired 12 mines in 120mm caliber.

16:19 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Leninskoye - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement of the mine named after Gagarin): six mines were fired with a caliber of 120mm.

16:14 The People's Militia of the LPR declares that, together with the allied units, they completely liberated Gorskoye.

16:09 Senior US official confirms to Reuters that Ukrainian troops are withdrawing from Severodonetsk

16:02 As a result of the shelling of the Armed Forces of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, a woman was killed, the DPR’s territorial defense.

15:51 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Leninskoye - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement of the mine named after Gagarin): 13 mines were fired with a caliber of 120mm.

15:48 As a result of the shellingn.p. Bryanka destroyed two and damaged 25 residential buildings, as well as a low-pressure gas pipeline.

As a result of the shelling of N. p. Stakhanov damaged 15 residential buildings and power lines.

Representation of the LPR in the JCCC.

15:45 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the following directions:

— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): fired five mines with a caliber of 12 mm;
— n.p. Avdievka - n.p. Makeevka (village Zemlyanka): two rockets were fired from the BM-27 Uragan MLRS.

15:35 As a result of the shelling of the village of Komarov in the Nikitovsky district of Gorlovka, the VFU damaged apartment buildings along Shashurina Street, 3, 5, 17.

15:34 Tanks NM LPR advancing towards Zolotoye.

15:21 The head of the Ukrainian military administration of the Lugansk region, Sergei Gaidai scratched his nose and announced that the "region" had donated drugs to the needs of the Ukrainian army. Which ones - he did not specify, why - too.

15:19 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Krasnogorovka - n.p. Aleksandrovka: four shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

15:15 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Gorlovka (microdistrict Komarova): eight shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

14:49 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): four shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

14:31 Debaltsevo - air defense also worked

14:30 Petrovsky and Kuibyshevsky districts of Donetsk under fire.

14:25 The grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Lysychansk is in the operational environment. The attempt to break through ended in huge losses.

The "Brave" grouping went to Volcheyarovka and took control of the Seversk-Lysichansk highway under fire control. Attempts to withdraw the surviving units ended in huge losses. Only the 81st Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, during the flight along the shelled road to Seversk, was able to withdraw no more than 10 percent of the battalion personnel due to losses.

Intelligence of the "Brave" says that the situation in the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Lysichansk can be described in only one word - panic. Many blame the leadership in Kyiv and Zelensky personally for this, who, for the sake of the information agenda and politics, sacrificed the 7,000 strong garrison of Lysichansk.

14:16 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Avdievka - n.p. Yasinovataya: four rockets were fired from the BM-21 Grad MLRS.

14:06 They report on the work of air defense in Makeevka.

13:58 Briefly in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.

Now it is very noisy in the Slavyansk direction, not like it was a week ago. Departures, arrivals, constant movement of Ukrainian vehicles through the small streets of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. The evenings have become insanely noisy, this is definitely not the work of air defense. Now more night strikes are targeted at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the city, the outskirts are also on fire.

People whom I know very well, no matter how strange it may sound, are extremely happy about the arrivals and the approach of the RF Armed Forces. Many acquaintances say that Slavyansk, together with Kramatorsk, will be handed over.

From our cities a long time ago everything of value was taken out. There is no point in defending even the same Kramatorsk. The city is in a pit, most of the factories and large enterprises, such as: "SKMZ, NKMZ, Kuibyshev, Pushka cement plant", have long been defeated by Caliber strikes.

It makes no sense to stand and keep the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, people here hate them even because they are not an army, but pests. They establish their positions in residential developments, put military equipment in the city's private vineyards, all this leads to massive destruction, which results in a negative direction in relation to the "defenders".

Of course, soldiers from Lvov, Vinnitsa, Zhytomyr and Rovno (and there are many of them here) are well aware that this is not their land. They will not willingly defend us, so we have such talk on the "neighborly radio" about the imminent surrender of these two directions into the hands of the RF Armed Forces without much carnage.

13:46 Russian Ministry of Defense shows the Ukrainian military who surrendered in the "mountain" cauldron

13:23 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleimonovka: five 152mm shells were fired;
— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Mikhailovka: eight shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

12:50 Telegram channel Joker DNR publishes: "My spies from Zelensky’s clown’s entourage report that yesterday, due to the situation on the fronts of the LPR, there was a scandal between the clown and his slave Zaluzhny, who commands the Armed Forces of Ukraine and whom the clown is still thinking about how to eliminate.

Zaluzhny demanded to take his soldiers to Slavyansk-Kramatorsk, and the clown ordered to stand to death. Zaluzhny accused the clown of working for the enemy and hung up. After that, Zaluzhny imitated the execution of the clown's order, and he himself, behind the scenes, gave the order to withdraw the troops "

12:55 The government of the LPR has set the exchange rate of the ruble against the hryvnia when determining prices in the amount of 1.5

The government has amended the resolution "On the temporary procedure for the use of cash Ukrainian hryvnia in the territories of certain administrative-territorial units of the Luhansk People's Republic" (as amended).

“When determining prices for goods and services, apply the rate of 1.50 Russian rubles for one Ukrainian hryvnia. When determining the price in Ukrainian hryvnias, round up to whole units,” the resolution, which comes into force on June 25, says.

Until June 27, 2022, inclusive, credit institutions carry out non-cash conversion of cash hryvnia accepted from business entities as revenue at 2 rubles per 1 hryvnia.

The State Bank until June 28, 2022 inclusive, conducts non-cash conversion of the hryvnia collected from branches of foreign banks accredited and carrying out banking operations in the LPR into the Russian ruble at the rate of 2 rubles per hryvnia.

12:48 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleimonovka: six shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

12:41 Kadyrov in his tg-channel reports:

"The settlement of Zolote has been liberated from the presence of Nazi invaders, reports my dear BROTHER, Hero of Russia Zamid Chalaev.

Our fighters are embarking on the complete liberation of the nearby settlement of Gorskoye. The cleansing is proceeding in stages, the ring of forces of the National Guard, the Ministry of Defense, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the people's militia of the LPR is gradually narrowing, the Nazis are being identified in buildings and methodically demilitarized.

As I said, our forces are using new warfare tactics, and they are making tangible progress. In recent days, the liberation of territories from Ukrainian occupiers has been going on many times faster and more efficiently. Panic is noticeable among the Nazis, which I already told you about a little higher."

12:32 Allied forces recaptured Sidorovo near Slavyansk.

Project sources report this @wargonzo on the Donbas front line.
Sidorovo came under the control of the NM of the DPR and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation the day before, today the cleansing continues in the village. Another step towards the liberation of Slavyansk.

12:20 Quantorium technoparks will open for schoolchildren in the LPR.

This idea was supported by the head of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation Sergey Kravtsov, the ministry’s telegram channel reported.

Guys from Lugansk asked the Minister to open technoparks earlier.

Technoparks "Quantorium" are centers of additional education, equipped with high-tech equipment.

12:06 Consequences of the use of the shopping mall "Tochka-U" by the armed formations of Ukraine in the settlement Greenhouse.

As a result of rocket fire using the Tochka-U tactical missile system (high-explosive fragmentation warhead), a woman born in 1984 was wounded, one residential building was destroyed and 28 damaged. https://t.me/LPR_JCCC/6579

11:49 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): five shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

11:31 Ukrainian media published a fight video in the industrial zone of the city of Severodonetsk, where foreign speech is clearly audible.

The authors explain that this is an international legion, but in fact they are foreign mercenaries

11:28 In the area of ​​​​the settlements of Gorskoe and Zolote, the grouping of Ukrainian troops is completely blocked.

Four battalions are surrounded in Gorskoye pocket:

3rd Mechanized Battalion of the 24th Mechanized Brigade;
15th Mountain Assault Battalion of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade;
42nd Motorized Infantry Battalion of the 57th Motorized Infantry Brigade;
70th Battalion of the 101st Territorial Defense Brigade, as well as the brigade artillery group of the 57th Motorized Infantry Brigade, the formation of the "Right Sector" and a detachment of foreign mercenaries.;

11:27 As a result of successful offensive actions of a group of Russian troops in the Luhansk direction, the settlements of Loskutovka, Podlesnoye, Mirnaya Dolina, Shchebkarier, Vrubovka, Nyrkovo, Nikolaevka, Novoivanovka, Ustinovka and Ray-Aleksandrovka were liberated in five days. MO RF

11:26 Boris Rozhin about the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Lisichansk:

"The total losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine killed in two days near Lisichansk are about 1,000 people. With a standard calculation of 1 to 3, you can add about 2,500 -3,500 wounded to these figures."

11:11 Allied forces reached the western outskirts of Lisichansk - TASS source

10:59 Losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Lisichansk, as well as in the boiler near Gorsky and Zolote, amounted to more than 1,000 people killed, about 800 soldiers surrendered, TASS quotes a source close to the People's Militia of the LPR.

"Losses of Ukrainian troops over the past couple of days near Lisichansk, in Gorsky and Zolote - more than 1,000 people were killed. There are more than 800 prisoners. There are many wounded among them," the TASS interlocutor said.

10:42 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Leninskoye - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement of the mine named after Gagarin): eight mines were fired with a caliber of 120mm.

10:33 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Kamyshevka - Donetsk (Kirov district): two missiles were fired from the BM-27 Uragan MLRS.

10:28 "The supply of weapons to Ukraine leads to great casualties among the civilian population and pushes back the end of the special operation," said Eduard Basurin, deputy head of the People’s Militia Department of the DPR.

10:08 Luhansk Front: Russian troops and units of the People's Militia of the LPR took Gorskoye and Zolote.

Bakhmut direction: allied forces are advancing in the Klinovo area.

Donetsk front: units of the People's Militia of the DPR stormed the fortified area of ​​the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Maryinka.

10:00 According to the official representative of the NM of the DPR: over the past day, according to information from the JCCC of the DPR, the enemy fired more than two hundred and fifty shells from multiple launch rocket systems BM-27 Uragan, BM-21 Grad, cannon artillery with a caliber of 155mm, 152mm and 122mm.

The fire was fired at the areas of nine settlements of the Republic. As a result of the shelling, two civilians were killed and, unfortunately, a 6-year-old girl who was seriously injured during the shelling of Makiivka on June 21 died, and seven were also injured. Thirty-one residential buildings, ten civilian infrastructure facilities and three vehicles were damaged.

Additional information about injured civilians and damage to infrastructure is being specified.

Joint actions of the military personnel of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the following enemy weapons and military equipment: three installations of the BM-21 Grad MLRS, two trucks. Three enemy firing points were suppressed in the areas of the settlement. Avdievka, Krasnogorovka and Pervomaiskoe.

09:30 In the LPR, they announced the capture of the settlements of Gorskoye and Zolote, which had previously been taken into the boiler, under control.

09:29 In Bryanka, fragments of a downed Ukrainian tactical Tochka-U missile damaged residential buildings, outbuildings and a gas pipeline in the Zavadsk residential area. Emergency services are on site. The final damage will be determined after a full survey. Nikolai Morgunov, head of the city administration, wrote about this in his Telegram channel.

09:27 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

— n.p. Zaitsevo (northern) - n.p. Golmovsky: three LNG grenades fired;

— n.p. Majorsk - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement of the mine named after Gagarin): 10 mines were fired with a caliber of 120mm.

09:12 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Codema - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement of the Rumyantsev mine): four shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

09:10 Consequences of the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by Tochka-U missiles on Stakhanov, Bryanka and the village of Teplichnoye in the LPR.

Earlier, the People's Militia reported that one of the missiles intercepted over Teplichny was aimed at the administration building of the head of the republic.

08:53 Two sappers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LPR were injured while demining a projectile of the Uragan multiple launch rocket system in Stakhanov. This was reported by the press service of the rescue department.

08:41 Ukrainian troops will be withdrawn from Severodonetsk, said the head of the Kyiv-controlled administration of the Lugansk region Gaidai.

08:10 The Ukrainian “Tochka-U” shot down over Teplichny was aimed at the building of the administration of the head of the LPR, the people’s militia of the republic said.

07:59 Fire was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleimonovka: five shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

06:41 After 03:00, shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

— settlement Novomikhailovka - n.p. Signal: fired five shells with a caliber of 122mm;
— n.p. Kurdyumovka - n.p. Golmovsky: eight shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

05:21 On Friday night, the Ukrainian military fired on the city of Stakhanov and the villages of Bryanka and Teplichnoye with Tochka-U, the LPR reported

05:19 Shelling was recorded from the side of the armed formations of Ukraine:

02.55 from the direction of n.p. Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) according to the settlement Teplichnoye with the use of the Tochka-U tactical missile system (one missile). Representation of the LPR in the JCCC.

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Massive Russian Il-76 cargo plane crashes on the way to Ukraine 'after catching fire mid-air' killing at least four crew on the way to supply Putin's war effort
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]

Related: Return to sender! Russian surface-to-air missile does a U-TURN and smashes into the troops who fired it in spectacular malfunction
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China steals everything good!
Posted by: 3dc || 06/25/2022 07:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  CHINA STEAL???? So does the USA ! America stole the wealth of the hundred of poor countries exporting “Democracy ” in the last 80 years killing millions in the process.
Posted by: Aca Joe || 06/25/2022 17:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Steal the wealth of poor countries? Hell, we've stolen entire continents. We've even got the receipts. Hang on, they're here somewhere...

Wait a minute! Isn't stealing the wealth of poor countries a bit of an oxymoron? I mean, if they had any wealth to steal they wouldn't be poor, now would they?
Posted by: SteveS || 06/25/2022 17:20 Comments || Top||

#3  ACA means if we hadn't...err.. exported Democracy....or something, the World would be better*

*New Soviet Man©
Posted by: Frank G || 06/25/2022 17:47 Comments || Top||

#4  We most definitely did steal France from the Nazis in 1944. They had won it fair and square, but we had to go and stick our beak in.
Posted by: Matt || 06/25/2022 17:49 Comments || Top||

#5  I glad to know that the USA invented stealing! Silly me, I thought that 'imperialism' and 'colonialism' had been practiced by everyone that could get away with it for millennia -- but according to 'Aca Joe' we're spezhul!
Posted by: magpie || 06/25/2022 22:11 Comments || Top||

Chinese Warships Circle Japan, Provoking ‘Strong Concern'
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good practice for drone operators.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2022 8:07 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
DOJ Goes Insurrectiony – Vows To Minimize Effects Of Supreme Court 2nd Amendment and Abortion Rulings
[LI] The two big U.S. Supreme Court decisions this week concerned the Second Amendment and abortion. Democrats are furious with both decisions.

But not to worry, the United States Department of Justice has decided to rise above politics and to use its vast resources to effectuate the Supreme Court’s rulings — JUST KIDDING.

DOJ and Attorney General Merrick Garland have vowed to use their vast resources to limit the effect of the Supreme Court’s rulings. They are going all insurrectiony, but legally, of course.

On June 23, 2022, DOJ issued a statement of disagreement with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Second Amendment in the Bruen case:

The Department of Justice today released the following statement from spokeswoman Dena Iverson following the Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc., et al. v. Bruen, Superintendent of New York State Police, et al.:
"We respectfully disagree with the Court’s conclusion that the Second Amendment forbids New York’s reasonable requirement that individuals seeking to carry a concealed handgun must show that they need to do so for self-defense. The Department of Justice remains committed to saving innocent lives by enforcing and defending federal firearms laws, partnering with state, local and tribal authorities and using all legally available tools to tackle the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our communities."

Today, DOJ issued a statement in the name of Garland vowing to counteract the potential effects of the abortion decision in the Dobbs case (emphasis added):
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2022 06:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under:

#1  More disgruntled central planners.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2022 6:10 Comments || Top||

So DOJ Staff and the AG are in DIRECT CONFLICT with SUPREME Court and law of the Land. The highest court in the USA that dictates what the Federal Gov and the DOJ's legal powers of enforcement are vs. Citizens Rights.

Sure sounds like we need to start arresting Federal Law Violators in the DOJ and Congress before we arrest one US Citizen exercising their RIGHTS.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/25/2022 7:33 Comments || Top||

#3  I guess supporting and defending the Constitution is out the window.
Posted by: Super Hose || 06/25/2022 7:34 Comments || Top||

#4  If we had a real opposition party, the fundamental design in the system would be for a Trunk Congress to refuse to fund any department or agency that declares itself outside the law. The power of the purse strings is a basic design of the Anglo-American system of government.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2022 7:53 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm a firm believer in that when any federal employee breaks the law in the course of their job, they be given MASSIVE jail sentences and fines. As well as being barred from working in any government position again.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/25/2022 8:23 Comments || Top||

#6  ..elected, appointed, or hired.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2022 8:28 Comments || Top||

#7  The Deep State just advertise that it is they who are in charge.
Posted by: Xyz || 06/25/2022 8:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Time to burn down DC with everyone in it
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/25/2022 9:46 Comments || Top||

#9  Better write your Congresscritter.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/25/2022 9:53 Comments || Top||

#10  Every seat in the House of Representatives is up or election in November. Don't just write the incumbents, ask every single candidate, as often as necessary, about the gross failure of the AG, DOJ and FBI in enforcing existing laws and their outright insubordination re: the USSC. Make them state their position and don't let them use weasel words. MAKE THIS A CAMPAIGN ISSUE.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/25/2022 11:20 Comments || Top||

#11  Kind of hard to imagine that government could be corrupt without an equally corrupt enforcement arm.
Posted by: Angstrom || 06/25/2022 11:48 Comments || Top||

#12  #10 --- AFAIK, the US Marshal Service works for the federal courts. Unless US Civil Service laws apply, of course.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/25/2022 11:51 Comments || Top||

#13  Did anyone else notice that Biden invoked 'Peaceful Protests' several times during his speech.

Almost the *exact* same phrase Trump used on January 6th 2021 in his speech.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/25/2022 12:02 Comments || Top||

#14  garland should be arrested and taken to Guantanamo to await trial.
Posted by: i forgot it || 06/25/2022 15:39 Comments || Top||

#15  Can you image Garland as a Supreme Court Justice?

We really dodged a bullet with that one!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/25/2022 16:23 Comments || Top||

#16  It will be 20-30 years before it becomes clear what a good deal a mere 4 years of Trump was.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/25/2022 16:33 Comments || Top||

#17  #15 - Absolutely
Posted by: Frank G || 06/25/2022 17:56 Comments || Top||

#18  Senate hearing on this statement, tout de suite!
Posted by: KBK || 06/25/2022 18:44 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
UN, world leaders condemn US Supreme Court ruling on abortion
[Aljazeera] International condemnation has been swift following the US Supreme Court’s decision to upend the constitutional protections for abortion contained in the landmark Roe v Wade ruling of 1973.

The controversial ruling on Friday means that roughly half of all US states are now poised to ban abortions.

The US court’s decision was "a major setback" and a "huge blow to women’s human rights and gender equality", UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement.

A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said restricting abortion access does not stop people seeking the procedure "it only makes it more deadly".

"Sexual and reproductive health and rights are the foundation of a life of choice, empowerment and equality for the world’s women and girls," the secretary-general’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Friday.
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#1  A UN and Global Community condemnation. What further proof of the righteousness of the decision can possibly be required ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2022 5:48 Comments || Top||

#2  If the UN and any other nation wishes to continue aborting its Citizens, it is between them and GOD.

But as evil as it sounds, there is a plus side for the USA.

Less illegal or legal Immigration.
Less cultural/social upheaval from those that bring the very problems they are fleeing with them.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/25/2022 7:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Funny given that the Mississippi law, which the decision upheld, is more 'liberal' than many of those in Europe.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2022 7:55 Comments || Top||

#4  I've been condemning the UN for years and they don't seem to give a shit. Why should we?
Posted by: Chris || 06/25/2022 9:45 Comments || Top||

#5  History:
On 19 July 2017,[38] the Senate of Chile approved legislation permitting abortion under limited circumstances (if the pregnancy endangers the life of the woman, if the fetus is not viable, if the pregnancy resulted from rape) with 22 votes in favor and 13 against.[39] On 3 August, the Chamber of Deputies of Chile approved the legislation with 70 votes in favor, 45 votes against and 1 abstention.[39] On 21 August 2017,[40] Chile's Constitutional Court accepted the constitutionality of the measure with a 6–4 vote.[41] President Michelle Bachelet, who had already signed the draft bill version of the law in 2015 before it was passed in August 2017,[42] praised the court's decision to make the bill a law.[42] According to polls, 70% of Chileans approve of such a law

What the USSC did was AFAICT was no more severe than what Michele Bachelet is on the record as supporting. She seems to be talking out of both sides of her mouth.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/25/2022 11:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Source for the quote on #5
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/25/2022 11:28 Comments || Top||

"SWEET FLORIDA"☀️🌴Johnny Van Zant NEW CAMPAIGN THEME SONG for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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#1  I'm Rex Mundi, and I approve this message.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/25/2022 12:11 Comments || Top||

Intel warns massive Ohio semiconductor factory could be delayed because Congress is dragging its feet on funding
[CNBC] A large
$100 billion! with $20 billion already spent...
chip factory currently in the early stages of being built outside of Columbus, Ohio, could see its scope scaled back or construction delayed depending on what Congress does with the CHIPS Act.

The facility was announced in January and would be the most significant expansion of U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturing in years.

Part of Intel’s plan for the facility included subsidies from the U.S. government from the CHIPS Act, which could fund computer chip manufacturing with $52 billion from the U.S. Government to encourage semiconductor manufacturing and research. The bill was passed by the Senate last summer but has yet to be signed into law.

The CHIPS Act has been stalled as lawmakers seek to work out differences between two competing versions of legislation passed in each chamber over roughly the last year. The semiconductor funding is just one part of a broader package that must make its way through the negotiation process.

Posted by: Glalet Slaiger2825 || 06/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The fuck does Intel need our money for? They're making profit hand over fist!
Posted by: Albemarle Snerert7268 || 06/25/2022 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Intel is a bit incompetent, too. Other chip makers passed them up with faster stuff.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/25/2022 1:10 Comments || Top||

Other chip makers passed them up with faster stuff.

I don't give a hoot what these other chip makers are up to. The issue here is the utterly stupid business decisions in recent years to outsource as much of US chip supply lines as they could get away with. Now we are suffering for their stupidity. An unknown number of new but only partially built US cars, SUVs and trucks are sitting in parking lots waiting for essential computer chips to again be available. One might think the US gubmint would be doing everything it can do to facilitate an increase in domestic chip production. One might think that, but one would be wrong.
By the way, in recent months late model used cars can be sold for MORE than their original MSRP. The few new vehicles are often being sold by US dealers for $1000s OVER MSRP, due to the extreme shortages.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/25/2022 11:38 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm with #1, let them build their own shit
Posted by: Chris || 06/25/2022 14:35 Comments || Top||

Joe Biden heads to Europe for G7 and NATO summits under pressure to do more to counter Russian advances in Ukraine - for Sat AM
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] With riots in every major city one would think he wouldn't run away.
  • President Biden flies to Germany on Saturday morning

  • He will attend the G7 summit before flying to Madrid for a NATO summit

  • US allies said they wanted to see Biden step up pressure on Russia

  • President Zelensky of Ukraine is due to address both meetings by video link

  • Biden plans to use the summits to increase pressure on Russia to end its war
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#1  He could learn a thing or two about handling riots in Bavaria.
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/25/2022 15:32 Comments || Top||

#2  The State of Joe Biden's Union -- "in a single word"
Posted by: Glomosing Omutle4495 || 06/25/2022 15:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Schtonk?
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/25/2022 15:52 Comments || Top||

President Joseph R. Biden Jr: "'Mer'ka'za nation... that can be defined... in a single word: ahzufuttnfnhwhfffhnhnzzz"
Posted by: Glomosing Omutle4495 || 06/25/2022 15:58 Comments || Top||

#5  POTUS discusses the likelihood of a recession:

"c'mon don't make things up Ok?... I'm joking. That was a joke."
Posted by: Glomosing Omutle4495 || 06/25/2022 16:04 Comments || Top||


JB or his rumored doppelganger?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/25/2022 17:01 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Satellite Imagery Shows Construction Of US Military Facility In Pacific
[ZeroHedge] Satellite imagery revealed that the United States is constructing a new military facility in the Pacific, possibly preparing an alternative landing site for its airforce should the military bases on Guam become inoperable.

Land-clearing activity has been spotted at Tinian International Airport in the Northern Mariana Islands, based on satellite images obtained by The War Zone on June 15.
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