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Hunter Hunted, Wray Relents & Wokeness Weakens
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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 the Weekend that Was …
Nearly 10,000 photos from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop were uploaded to a new website - BidenLaptopMedia.com, which has been intermittently unavailable since launch due to overwhelming traffic.
The site, which took months to complete, is the brainchild of former Trump White House aide, Garrett Ziegler, who worked as an aide to economic adviser Peter Navarro.
"It's taken us a couple of months to, one, go through the photos, about 10,000 of them, and redact the genitalia on the photos," said Ziegler, adding "The number one thing we're about… is truth and transparency."
"If the American people want to know what their first family is like, they're going to get it. And we're not going to be taking out photos that paint the Bidens in a good light."
The site includes;
Pictures (with location metadata)
And lots of personal details. — ZeroHedge
Our Take: “The Hunter Biden Scandal(s) have been near the forefront of the Info War for quite a long time, from his alleged dealings with foreign governments on behalf of his father, then-Vice President and current ‘President,’ to more sultry affairs in his personal life, to subject matter best left to the realm of implication and allusion, and that most in this community are well aware of.
What I’ve always found interesting about this story is that, while ‘justice’ as we’d like to see it has yet to be visited on Hunter Biden or his family if they are guilty of crimes against the United States, it just won’t die, no matter the obfuscation and defense attempts made by the Politico class and the Media Industrial Complex.
One might conclude that white hats are ultimately in control of whether or not justice is eventually served, and one might also be forgiven for believing Hunter Biden could play a MUCH more active role in the takedown of his own crime family than some Anons and black-pilled thinkers are wont to believe.” — Burning Bright
House Republicans gathered a trove of text and email messages showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was directly involved in the creation and editing of the Capitol security plan that failed during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot and that security officials later declared they had been “denied again and again” the resources needed to protect one of the nation’s most important homes of democracy.
The internal communications were made public Wednesday in a report compiled by Republican Reps. Rodney Davis, Jim Banks, Troy Nehls, Jim Jordan and Kelly Armstrong that encompasses the results of months of investigation they did of evidence that had been ignored by the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee. The lawmakers were authorized by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to do their own probe.
The report concludes the Capitol was left vulnerable on Jan. 6 as a result of failures by the Democratic leadership in the House and law enforcement leaders in the Capitol Police who allowed concerns about the “optics” of having armed officers and National Guardsmen visible to the public to override the need for enhanced security. — Just the News
Our Take: “Every report about January 6, 2021 reveals more deception and coverup. Taken as a collective body of knowledge, the revelations about the so-called ‘insurrection’ are a damning indictment of the oath breakers under the dome in our nation’s Capitol.
We know that Capitol Police were in a defensive posture on January 6 due to the pipe bomb incidents — the acts of terrorism — that occurred before the event at the Capitol that day. And as we recently learned, the Biden DOJ and FBI know who is responsible for the pipe bombs but is withholding that information from the American people.
We know that Capitol Police escorted Jacob Chansley through the complex, that the narrative around Brian Sicknick’s death was a fabrication, and that an unarmed Ashli Babbitt was murdered. We know that the only reason the line was breached was that Capitol Police accidentally gassed themselves — and all the peaceful protesters, who remained peaceful even after being gassed without cause or warning.
We know that federal law enforcement had dozens — if not hundreds — of agent provocateurs dressed in MAGA gear conducting on operation on unsuspecting protesters that day. We know the J6 committee was a coverup exercise. We know the federal government is protecting Ray Epps.
This latest report and it’s revelations prove more of what we already know: That Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the DC establishment are the organizers of the fake insurrection. They have the documents to prove it.
The real question is, what are we going to do about it? Relying on our ‘Representatives’ to right this ship has led to many reports and no accountability. J6 prisoners remain unjustly locked up to continue propping up the government’s narrative, and the lying leaders are still walking free, making decisions, and delivering on their commitments to the Great Reset to the New World Order.
I don’t know what power the American People have left in 2023 America but, through all of these revelations, one truth is abundantly clear: The oath of office is meaningless theatre among those who swear it.” — Ashe in America
FBI Chief Chris Wray Caves to Comer – Agrees to Hand Over Damning Document Detailing China’s $5 Million Bribe to Joe Biden!
FBI Director Chris Wray caved to Oversight Chairman James Comer on Friday.
Dirty Chris Wray agreed to hand over the bribery document to congress.
The document details a $5 million CRIMINAL PLOT
Lawmakers are expected to view the document ON MONDAY.
Rep. Comer told Maria Bartiromo that dirty FBI Director Chris Wray told Comer he did not have the damning Joe Biden bribery document until James Comer told him he had already seen it. — The Gateway Pundit
Our Take: “The slow drip exposing Biden and his cohorts continues.
First they denied there was any wrong doing on the part of Biden. Then they refused to investigate after evidence to compel an investigation was discovered on the Hunter Biden laptop and elsewhere. Again, the media says there is no impropriety. Then the GOP takes the house in 2022, and we discover that there was in fact a good reason to suspect Biden was involved in impropriety, but again, it's denied vehemently by the media. Finally, the FBI, after weeks of shoulder shrugging, admits there is evidence of bribery, in some fashion, but the media is quick to deny it was illegal, even though clearly a bribe is illegal.
Now consider how the allegations of Trump were reported in the media. With little to no evidence, the media all but declared absolute guilt. And time and again the media was wrong, it was exposed, and never properly reported on or corrected.
The patriots working with Trump, I argue, knew and wanted it to go down this way. The bigger objective wasn't to expose corruption of the Deep State, because the people have been so thoroughly brainwashed that, even if absolute proof from heaven fell into their laps, they would still deny it. Therefore, the first thing to do is to detach the mind-fog programming that is the mainstream media narrative machine by exposing them as liars and frauds over the course of several years with multiple demonstrable events.
YOU ARE HERE.
As the run up to 2024 continues, now that the media's grip on the minds of the people has, at the very least, been loosened, Trump and the patriots will begin to unleash more Deep State-destroying narratives and information, and it will find purchase in more people with greater impact.” — Justin Deschamps
Former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is taking on a new role in education, less than a month after she left office.
Beginning this fall, Lightfoot will teach a course at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health tentatively titled “Health Policy and Leadership,” according to an announcement from the school.
Lightfoot, who left office on May 15 after losing re-election, will serve as the Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at the school beginning at the end of August.
The Menschel program, according to the school, “offers a rare opportunity for those who have recently served in top-level positions in government, multilateral institutions, nonprofit organizations and journalism to spend time at the school mentoring and teaching students who aspire to similar roles. Lightfoot will hold regular office hours to meet with students, faculty and staff during her time on campus.” — The NY Post
Our Take: “Interestingly enough, and on the bright side, she can't possibly screw up Harvard students worse than she could Chicago? Could she?
This is where Lori Lightfoot tells the entire woke culture to ‘Hold my Bud Light.’ Apparently, not only is Harvard not the bastion of education it once was, or possibly never was—it is now the University of woke and a sanctuary for social justice, completely sure she won't indoctrinate students with further virtue signaling.
How can a former Mayor who constantly ignored the entire city’s education, schools, youth, and a massive crime wave be put in this position? Simple: because this is how you maintain and push an agenda.
Move over Professor, we have a woke road scholar who had Chicago's crime rate higher than Hunter Biden with a crack pipe and laptop. So, if you thought liberal Ivy League education couldn't virtue signal any harder, you’ve got another thing coming.
I'm sure this is not a purposeful deterioration by design in a now-institutionalized University. Assuredly, it also has nothing to do with propagandizing college youth.
Curious as to what qualifications Lightfoot might have as to teaching in the first place? Since the Left can't define what a woman is, the biophysicist major kinda goes out the window here.
Last, when Colleges and Universities get serious about education again, we might be taken seriously on the world front. Until then, idiocracy marches on.” — Johnny Q
The World Health Organization (WHO) this week concluded its 76th World Health Assembly (WHA) without ratifying a new pandemic treaty or the proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR).
However, the meetings, held May 21-30 in Geneva, Switzerland, did include announcements about new WHO bodies created to respond to pandemic threats and new calls to “restrict personal liberties” during health emergencies.
The meetings also included circulation of the new “bureau’s text” of the pandemic treaty, dated May 22, but the WHA did not make available an updated document for the proposed IHR amendments.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged member states to reach an agreement on both instruments by 2024.
Independent journalist James Roguski, who has extensively tracked the pandemic treaty and IHR amendment negotiations, described this year’s WHA as “a big theatrical production.”
“You can focus on a million details and forget that what they are doing is negotiating these documents,” Roguski told The Defender. “It’s a dog and pony show.” — The Activist Post
Our Take: “Last week, we mentioned that the World Health Assembly convened in Geneva to discuss amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR). These proposed amendments sought to give the World Health Organization the ability to supersede the authority of national governments in the event of another pandemic, something that WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus warns is practically imminent.
The 76th World Health Assembly took place from May 21st through the 30th, and those who knew the gravity of what was being discussed there were more than concerned over both the Pandemic Treaty and the proposed amendments, neither of which ended up being ratified. Unfortunately, we are not out of the woods yet, folks; the can has only been kicked down the road further, with Ghebreyesus urging member states to reach an agreement on both instruments by 2024.
James Roguski, whose coverage of the treaty and amendments on SubStack has been seminal, is calling the assembly a ‘dog and pony show’ and is claiming that there was never any plan to ratify now; rather, the goal all along was 2024.
This makes the most sense strategically. Hypothetically, if the next pandemic that Fauci and Tedros claim is looming beyond the horizon arrives in time for the 2024 election, then it makes sense that they would have the amendments go into effect just before so that there is no time to really digest what they entail before springing to action. If they push it through too soon, then people will have time to push back and expose it for what it is.
Stay vigilant on this, folks; I'm sure we'll see more action the closer we get to 2024.” — Ryan DeLarme
Disney to Take $1.5 Billion Content Write-Off Charge in June Quarter After Pulling Dozens of Titles From Streaming Services
Disney, after removing dozens of shows and movies from Disney+ and Hulu last week, said it will incur a $1.5 billion impairment charge for the June quarter.
In an SEC filing Friday, the company said that on May 26, 2023, it removed “certain produced content” from its direct-to-consumer streaming services. As a result, Disney will record a $1.5 billion impairment charge in its fiscal third quarter financial statements “to adjust the carrying value of these content assets to fair value.”
Disney said it’s continuing to review content on streaming platforms and “currently anticipates additional produced content will be removed from its DTC and other platforms, largely during the remainder of its third fiscal quarter.” As a result, Disney currently estimates it may incur further impairment charges of up to about $400 million related to produced content.
On Disney’s earnings call last month, CFO Christine McCarthy had said the company expected to take a write-down in the June quarter of $1.5 billion-$1.8 billion from removing content from its streaming platforms. By writing down the value of the content assets, Disney can remove that from its balance sheet and reduce its tax bill. — Variety
Our Take: “Some of the WOKEST of the woke content is being purged from Disney+ in an effort for the embattled parent company to receive tax write-offs in order to offset catastrophic losses in the streaming and theatrical segments over the course of the last two years.
This amidst a pending lawsuit with Florida that could cost the company tens of billions, according to legal analysts.
Bud Light. Target. Disney.
The whiplash is only beginning.” — Burning Bright
VIRAL VIDEO: California high school teacher instructs students on how to get pleasure from anal sex, to buy sex toys from Target
An educator at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California was captured on video giving students explicit instructions during class on how to have pleasure during anal sex, and where to find sex toys that will stimulate the prostate gland.
The video, posted to the Instagram account edhscaughtlacking, shows the educator, sitting atop a desk in front of a classroom full of students, discussing why anal sex is pleasurable for gay men, with an enlarged image of a prostate gland behind her. — The Post Millennial
Our Take: “Assuredly, this is officially Babylon 2.0.
Would there be any reason anyone would want this in their child's schools, let alone parents being told the schools know better? I'm not being a religion-monger or holier than thou Bible-thumper, but this has gone way past the line.
Why is the classroom a place for this discussion? This is where society has degenerated into indoctrination. The fine line of sexual education with the consent of parents with the right to opt out has been thrown out the window. Furthermore, if they push this sexual grooming in high school, best believe middle and elementary are being fed the same garbage, or worse.
Anyone who doesn't believe this will ignite fathers and mothers is incorrect. Those pushing this hyper sexualization, and normalizing pedophilia in our education systems are complicit with evil, including educators and school officials.
These are the turning points, and if this isn't a ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ moment, what is?
We need to step up and protect all of our children; they are the future.” — Johnny Q
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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