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Quid Pro Joe, Biden's Border & Train Track Conspiracies
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The News Cycle is almost impossible to track these days. At least, to do so fully.
That’s where we come in.
In the Badlands News Brief, the Badlands Media team hand picks news items of interest from the previous days to give you an overview of the biggest goings-on relevant to the Truth Community.
Some items feature original commentary from members of our growing team of citizen journalists. Feel free to follow the corresponding link to see their other work.
Now, onto the news from Monday, May 22 …
“I said, we will not recognize any nation having a sphere of influence. Sovereign states have the right to make their own decisions and choose their own alliances. Period.“
These powerful words were spoken during a speech given in Kyiv to the people of Ukraine. Looking back, this is truly one of the most monumental speeches of all time, because never has such hypocrisy been on display so brazenly.
This speech was given by Joe Biden during his visit to Ukraine on December 9th, 2015.
It was during this visit to Ukraine, when he gave this speech, in which Biden threatened to withhold $1 Billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine unless they fired the prosecutor looking into Burisma, which just so happened to be paying Hunter Biden astronomical sums of money to be a “board member.”
There is more to to that story.
It was recently reported that Hunter Biden served on a national security advisory board with Jake Sullivan … — Badlands Media
Our Take: “A great piece by Jon Herold that I believe is worthy of BREAKING designation in this community.
We've all heard the phrase, 'Quid Pro Joe.'
We've all seen the infamous clip of the Pretender in Chief bragging about leveraging his power to have a Ukrainian prosecutor fired for looking into his son's business dealings.
But some new connections have been made from some old Emails. Damning ones.
Deep State always leaves a (digital) paper trail ...
I HIGHLY recommend you click the link above to check out Jon’s Deep Dive on this topic.” — Burning Bright
Reps. Bob Good (R-VA) and Eli Crane (R-AZ) flagged concerns about how exhibits at Montpelier discuss slavery and the country's founding documents. They also sought answers from the head of the National Trust for Historic Preservation about whether federal funds were used.
"We urge you to focus on the true life and history of James Madison, rather than succumbing to dishonest, 'woke,' and radical anti-American prejudices. We look forward to your prompt response," the duo wrote in a letter to Jay Clemens, interim president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, obtained by the Washington Examiner.
Good and Crane underscored that the trust was established to "preserve and protect our nation’s history, as well as perpetuate the American story." They expressed their befuddlement at how the "sole exhibit focused on the Constitution" perpetuates the notion that it's a "pro-slavery document."
"The only exhibit for children aims to teach them about race and slavery and includes a children’s book with graphic images and 'imagination exercises' for whites and blacks that encourages children to imagine themselves as the aggressor and to examine their own capacity for evil," they added.
They cited Washington Examiner reporting that Montpelier’s director of archaeology, Matthew Reeves, "said something to the effect that staff members had no interest in honoring a 'dead white president and a dead white president’s Constitution.'"
Reeves was also reported as saying he had to act “less like a bulldozer and more like a termite that undermined a building’s foundation, destroying it from within before tearing it down."
Good and Crane are seeking answers about the lack of exhibits concentrated on Madison's achievements, the lack of exhibits explaining the importance of the Constitution, and the "restricted funds" used for operating expenses. — Washington Examiner
Our Take: “‘History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.’ — George Orwell, 1984
Last month, the ‘Chief Innovation Officer’ of the National Archives & Records Administration revealed that they were exploring using artificial intelligence to eliminate the ‘inherent bias’ in US history. Now we learn that the rewrite of our history is already underway at President James Madison’s Montpelier and other historical sites. Madison is considered the Father of the Constitution, and the changes described at Montpelier are egregious.
For example, there is reportedly just a single exhibit focused on the Constitution — and it paints our supreme law of the land as a ‘pro-slavery document.’ This is CRT on steroids, considering, ‘The only exhibit for children aims to teach them about race and slavery and includes … 'imagination exercises' for whites and blacks that encourages children to imagine themselves as the aggressor and to examine their own capacity for evil.’
So the lies kids are learning from their purple-haired teacher are now reinforced when they visit American historical sites. Progressives never stop progressing towards their endgame, and they’ve been working on this one for a while. The most important question we need to be asking is: Why are only TWO US legislators pushing back?
Call your legislators today, and tell them to make Orwell fiction again.” — Ashe in America
The Biden administration is set to end familial DNA testing at the US-Mexico border, which has been key to preventing the fraudulent entry of many illegal immigrants and mitigating child trafficking, according to a memo obtained by Just The News.
The DNA testing was originally implemented in the Trump-era and utilized by Customs Border Protection – following a court order related to the separation of migrant children from their families and evidence drug cartels were using children to create fake family units to sneak illegal immigrants across the border.
But over the weekend, a CBP memo sent to frontline border agents announced the testing will cease when its vendor contract expires this month.
"The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) familial DNA contract with BODE Technologies will end on May 31, 2023 and all familial DNA testing will conclude on that date," the memo reads. — Just the News
Our Take: “The decisions made by the Deep State uniparty actors are, in the main, not suited for a society that cares about people and children. Case in point, the border situation is a endless factory-line of human suffering and horror. Not least of which, is the fact children are being trafficked at record numbers, and one of the few impositions is familial DNA testing of allegedly related immigrants.
What is apparently discovered via the screenings is that some portion of children are not related to the people they are crossing the border with. We've heard reports that cartels and their DS allies are sending people over the border, while holding some of their friends and family back as hostages. If the immigrants refuse to go over and work, sending money back to the traffickers, the hostage will be tortured or killed.
This itself reveals the real agenda—which is hardly to ‘give immigrants a chance at prosperity in the US.’ It's to destabilize the US by, in effect, sending coerced foot soldiers into the fray. These are not immigrants. These are victims of human trafficking, kidnapping, and extortion, sent to the US to destabilize our nation for the benefit of the DS and globalists.
Keeping this in mind is essential, I would argue, as the DS wants us to rage against the immigrants, when in fact, they are just pawns.” — Justin Deschamps
Officials investigate mysterious disappearance of 30-Ton shipment of explosive chemicals in California
Approximately 61,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used as both fertilizer and an ingredient in explosives, went missing when it was shipped by rail from Wyoming to California last month, prompting officials to begin investigating the mysterious disappearance.
Ammonium nitrate was used in 1995 at an attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The explosion killed 168 people and injured approximately 850.
On April 12, a railcar loaded with 30 tons of the chemical left Cheyenne, Wyoming. However, according to an incident report from Dyno Nobel, when the car arrived two weeks later at a rail stop in the Mojave Desert, it was completely empty.
Dyno Nobel, the company responsible for shipping the ammonium nitrate is a leader in commercial explosives and filed a report with the federal National Response Center (NRC) on May 10.
The Federal Railroad Administration, the California Public Utilities Commission, Union Pacific, and Dyno Nobel are looking into the disappearance, and the railcar is being transported back to Wyoming to undergo a thorough inspection. — FOX Business
Our Take: “Ammonium nitrate is a fertilizer, but it is also used to make explosives and was a key ingredient in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Dyno Nobel, the company responsible for packing and shipping the chemical is a leader in the commercial explosives business.
What are the facts?
30 tons of ammonium nitrate was packed into a single railcar and sealed in Cheyenne, WY.
The train left Wyoming and arrived on time, two weeks later, in Saltdale, California.
The railcar arrived still sealed, but totally empty.
How do 30 tons of explosive chemicals just disappear? Dyno Nobel’s theory is that it leaked.
‘The railcar was sealed when it left the Cheyenne facility, and the seals were still intact when it arrived in Saltdale. The initial assessment is that a leak through the bottom gate on the railcar may have developed in transit,’ they told KQED News.
To be clear, we are talking about 61,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate, and all of it was gone when the train arrived. I know I’m just a conspiracy theorist, but the ‘leak’ theory doesn’t hold up.
According to the company, the railcar made multiple stops during its two week journey, which provides opportunity for foul play. But again, the seals on the car were intact when the railcar arrived in California.
In other words, if this wasn’t a leak but more akin to a heist, it was sophisticated and must have included insiders at the commercial explosives company. This is, of course, speculation based on what’s being reported, and no one has yet solved the mystery of the missing bomb ingredients. Don’t worry, though, the railcar is making its way back to Wyoming for inspection, and the Federal Railroad Administration, the California Public Utilities Commission, Union Pacific are all investigating. Dyno Nobel also has a team of investigators investigating themselves.
If East Palestine, OH is any indication, we will get vague and unsatisfying answers from the investigators, and the story will be quickly memory-holed; that is, unless the chemicals reappear. And I sincerely hope that never happens.” — Ashe in America
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have demanded answers from the National Institutes of Health over a two year study involving prescribing gender changing hormones to hundreds of children, as it emerged that two of the ‘youths’ ended up killing themselves.
As Fox News reports, the study titled “Psychosocial Functioning in Transgender Youth after 2 Years of Hormones,” examined 315 individuals “between the ages of 12 and 20 who identify as transgender and were given cross-sex hormones.”
The study, involving 240 children, was funded by NIH which admits that “two young people tragically died by suicide.”
Despite the deaths, the NIH carried on the study to its conclusion.
Over a dozen lawmakers, including Lauren Boebert, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul have penned a letter to the NIH director Dr. Lawrence Tabak. — Summit News
Our Take: “There is no ‘good’ outcome for a patient receiving ‘gender affirming care.’ At best, such confused people and children won't suffer too badly from their now useless sex organs and hormonally destroyed bodies. At best, they won't have cancer and other major health problems.
Suicide, as harsh as it might sound, might be preferable to some of the more horrific complications that result from top and bottom surgeries. To be sure, the lies pushed by the medical system are endemic throughout the institutions of modern medical care. But the degree to which systemic harm is pushed on gender-confused among us is staggering.
Thankfully, the horrible details are the things that are helping warn those who might be entrapped by this insidious and malevolent agenda.” — Justin Deschamps
Our Take: “From the producers of Global Cooling, later rebranded as Global Warming, later rebranded as Climate Change, comes a green energy system so woke, so trans, the wind mill needs diesel engines to de-ice the turbines in December.
Thankfully, this is an isolated incident, as every other government and bureaucracy is totally above board and never lies, manipulates the facts, or gaslights.” — Justin Deschamps
We hope you enjoyed this brief look back at the major news items you might have missed in this ever-escalating and ever-accelerating news cycle as the Information War continues to rage on around us.
The Badlands Media team will continue to combine our cognitive powers in order to slow things down and find the signal amidst the noise as this series expands.
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