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July 15, 2024

Inside Ziklag, The Secret Organization Of Wealthy Christians

The group is trying to sway the election and change the country.



By ProPublica — July 14, 2024
by Andy Kroll, ProPublica, and Nick Surgey, Documented

A network of ultrawealthy Christian donors is spending nearly $12 million to mobilize Republican-leaning voters and purge more than a million people from the rolls in key swing states, aiming to tilt the 2024 election in favor of former President Donald Trump.

These previously unreported plans are the work of a group named Ziklag, a little-known charity whose donors have included some of the wealthiest conservative Christian families in the nation, including the billionaire Uihlein family, who made a fortune in office supplies, the Greens, who run Hobby Lobby, and the Wallers, who own the Jockey apparel corporation. Recipients of Ziklag’s largesse include Alliance Defending Freedom, which is the Christian legal group that led the overturning of Roe v. Wade, plus the national pro-Trump group Turning Point USA and a constellation of right-of-center advocacy groups.

ProPublica and Documented obtained thousands of Ziklag’s members-only email newsletters, internal videos, strategy documents and fundraising pitches, none of which has been previously made public. They reveal the group’s 2024 plans and its long-term goal to underpin every major sphere of influence in American society with Christianity. In the Bible, the city of Ziklag was where David and his soldiers found refuge during their war with King Saul.

https://crooksandliars.com/2024/07/inside-ziklag-secret-organization-wealthy

They should have there 501(c) ( 3 ) pulled...........end of story........
July 14, 2024

Fox Immediately Blames The Media For Trump Assassination Attempt

How dare anyone report on the fact that Trump's a danger to our democracy? Fox and their allies on the right are going to do their damnedest to try to stop the rest of the media from ever mentioning Project 2025 again now that someone tried to take Trump out.

By Heather — July 14, 2024

How dare anyone report on the fact that Trump's a danger to our democracy? Fox and their allies on the right are going to do their damnedest to try to stop the rest of the media from ever mentioning Project 2025 again now that someone tried to take Trump out.

As Karoli pointed out here, members of Congress began immediately escalating things following the shooting, and this is what we can expect to put up with for God knows how long now from the right.

Pretending that the media has been lying about the threat Trump represents to our democracy in America. Pretending that reporting on that threat, rather than the actual threat, is irresponsible. Continuing to downplay what Trump and the right's plans are to destroy women's reproductive rights in America. And lying about and downplaying what Trump said and did, and what happened during the January 6th insurrection.

https://crooksandliars.com/2024/07/fox-immediately-blames-media-trump

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When Trump stops representing a threat to our democracy, the media should stop reporting on it, but they should not allow themselves to bullied by the likes of Hannity and Ingraham into stopping any of their coverage of Project 2025.

The right is going to use this as an excuse to deify Trump and turn him into a martyr. He deserves no such deference. Sadly the incident this weekend just made things more dangerous for everyone in politics all across the country.

July 14, 2024

Scott Jennings Wastes No Time Blaming Democrats For Trump Shooting

Remind me again who recently said, “Some folks need killing!”

By NewsHound Ellen — July 14, 2024

It’s never too early to weaponize violence – if you’re a Republican. In the aftermath of the apparent assassination attempt on Donald Trump, Jennings was on CNN blaming Democrats. Before we even knew anything about the shooter.

It should have been a moment to call for unity and to tone down the rhetoric. Like President Biden did. And unlike Donald Trump did when a mob of his own supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol and endangered his own vice president.

Instead, while feigning concern for overheated rhetoric, Scott Jennings used the moment to foment more of the same against Democrats.

https://crooksandliars.com/2024/07/scott-jennings-wastes-no-time-blaming

July 13, 2024

Trump adviser asks Project 2025 to remove his group from its advisory board amid outrage

By Carl Gibson, AlterNet
Published July 12, 2024 10:26 PM ET

The more Americans learn about the Heritage Foundation's authoritarian Project 2025 initiative, the more they dislike it. That may be why both former President Donald Trump and groups allied with him are now trying to keep it at arm's length.

According to ABC News, America First Legal — which is led by Trump's top immigration adviser, Stephen Miller — has reached out to Project 2025 and asked to be removed from its list of advisory board members. The network reported that the group was listed among the other groups collaborating with Heritage on Project 2025 as recently as Thursday.

"I have zero involvement with Project 2025. Zero. None. I made an advice video a long while back for students. I have no involvement with the project whatsoever," Miller told ABC.

https://www.rawstory.com/stephen-miller-distances-project-2025/

Hey Miller no matter how you try this gambit.............you got money from this group, who gave money to that compromised red hat golfer that you have been aligned with for years..........you knew...........if you didn't know then why did you make a video.............you sat on a board and had meetings..............

July 13, 2024

Russia increases income taxes for the wealthy to help fund Ukraine offensive

Agence France-Presse
July 12, 2024 1:21 PM ET

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a bill that raises income taxes for the rich, part of efforts to help fill government coffers depleted by the war in Ukraine. The tax hikes were being presented domestically as "systemic reforms".

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed off on a package of tax rises worth almost $30 billion, tapping workers and companies to contribute funds for his Ukraine offensive.

Moscow's spending has outrun revenue by tens of billions of dollars since it ordered troops into Ukraine in February 2022, helping the economy defy expectations of a deep recession but also pushing it into rare budget deficits.

https://www.rawstory.com/russia-increases-income-taxes-for-the-wealthy-to-help-fund-ukraine-offensive/



July 12, 2024

Joby Beats Range Target For Hydrogen-Electric Air Taxi Demonstrator

Graham Warwick July 11, 2024

While it pursues certification of its battery-powered air taxi and prepares to launch commercial service, Joby Aviation already is taking the next step: flying its electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft on liquid hydrogen and fuel cells.

The startup has taken its pre-production prototype S4, which completed battery-electric flight testing in May, and modified it into a technology demonstrator for hydrogen-electric propulsion. The U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime program is supporting the effort.

In flight testing conducted in June, the remotely piloted aircraft completed a 523-mi. flight over Marina, California, including a vertical takeoff and landing and landing with 10% of its liquid hydrogen (LH2) fuel load remaining. This compares with the 155 mi. flown by the battery-electric S4 in 2021.

https://aviationweek.com/aerospace/advanced-air-mobility/joby-beats-range-target-hydrogen-electric-air-taxi-demonstrator

This is a big deal...............towards Part 135 operations

July 11, 2024

Jack White, A Drummer And Friend Has Passed Away

The former drummer for Rick Springfield will be missed by many of us.

By John Amato — July 10, 2024
I've known Jack White for many years through the LA music scene. He was a great drummer and a sweet man.

Jack has been suffering for a long while, but he showed so much courage and dignity these last few months that it was inspiring to us all.

I'm glad his pain is finally over.

https://crooksandliars.com/2024/07/jack-white-drummer-and-friend-has-passed



July 11, 2024

Jack White, A Drummer And Friend Has Passed Away

Source: Crooks and Liars

The former drummer for Rick Springfield will be missed by many of us.

By John Amato — July 10, 2024
I've known Jack White for many years through the LA music scene. He was a great drummer and a sweet man.

Jack has been suffering for a long while, but he showed so much courage and dignity these last few months that it was inspiring to us all.

I'm glad his pain is finally over.

Read more: https://crooksandliars.com/2024/07/jack-white-drummer-and-friend-has-passed



July 10, 2024

Hope Hicks could end Trump's appeal of hush money conviction: ex-prosecutor

By Adam Nichols
Published July 10, 2024 9:50 AM ET

Donald Trump’s former aide Hope Hicks could be the key to bringing his effort to appeal his hush money conviction crashing down, a former federal prosecutor said.

Legal analyst Joyce Vance said evidence from Hicks presented in his trial is likely not covered by a recent Supreme Court ruling that Trump’s team is expected to rely on to overturn his conviction on falsifying business record charges.

Trump was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, but Judge Juan Merchan agreed to delay it until September to consider the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling that presidents have immunity from prosecution for official acts while in office.

https://www.rawstory.com/hope-hicks-2668722849/

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