Beltway Insider: Biden/Ukraine War, NATO, Buffalo, COVID/Vaccine Totals, NK Covid Spike, Choice March

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President Biden, this week, invited several police chiefs and violence intervention experts to the White House, who explained gun violence and its sharp increase across the nation is a judicial problem and not a singular police issue.

The President's job approval rating, according to the website fivethirtyeight.com, for the period ending May 15, 2022 decreased by 0.7% to 41.5% of those polled who approve of his effectiveness as President and those who disapprove of his effectiveness increased by 0.2% to 52.6% of those polled who disapprove of his effectiveness. A slight 3% of the population polled have no opinion. Ratings are calculated weekly.


Beltway Insider: Biden/Ukraine War, Roe vs Wade, Mid-Terms COVID/Vaccine Totals, Hotel Explosion, Kailia Posey


Ukraine War

With the Ukraine-Russian War entering its third month, the long-term strategy of Russian President Vladimir Putin may have changed, as the world continues to unite behind Ukraine, and Putin's limited freedom in the region has been reduced with the announcement of Finland and Sweden's decision to seek NATO membership.

Russian Troops, either by choice or lack of training, are proving relatively unable to secure the expected wins that were once thought to be inevitable. The shift from major cities of Kyiv, and KharKiv, to the Donbas area, which has long been used by Putin to begin false flag operations against the Ukraine, is expected to

"After failing to capture Kyiv following the Feb. 24 invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin has shifted his focus eastward to the Donbas, an industrial region where Ukraine has battled Moscow-backed separatists since 2014," APnews.com reported.

The Donbas region which had been stocked with pro-Russian separatists since Russia violated the territorial sovereignty of Ukraine with the takeover of Crimean Peninsula, in March of 2014. It was here that Putin, though these pro-Russian troops had initially tried to begin the takeover of Ukraine.

Malaysian Flight

With the takeover of the Crimean secure, in 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin, moved on his plan to incrementally increase the Russian border to resemble the U.S.S.R. borders, which included breakaway nation Ukraine, and to create the premise for engagement his pro-separatist troops in Donbus region shot down a passenger airplane.

"The destruction of MH17 on July 17, 2014, sparked outrage, and accusations. Russia — and Russian separatists in Ukraine — continue to deny any responsibility. Dutch prosecutors have accused Russia of undermining the investigation," reported The Washington Post.

Aboard the ill-fated jetliner were tops AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, as well as others who were headed to Melbourne, Australia for the International AIDS conference. The death was said to set the research and cause back twenty years.

For Putin, and his plan to rebuild the Soviet Union, and leave a legacy, all lives, any cause is expendable.

Mariupol Fighting Continues

Intense fighting has continued in Mariupol, also, where is appears the Russian Forces are intent of demolishing the city, reducing it to ruins. Ukraine civilians and fighters are hold out in a steel plant, which has become symbolic of the resistance to tyranny. Many are wounded and surviving on meager rations.

"It also has symbolic importance for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, whose forces more than two months into the war have yet to seal their victory by seizing the last holdout in the strategic port," The New York Times reported.

NATO Expands

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock addressed the expected membership application of Sweden and Finland.

"Mr Stoltenberg said that Sweden and Finland are NATO's closest partners and if they decide to apply for membership, it would be "historic". "Their membership in NATO would increase our shared security, demonstrate that NATO's door is open, and that aggression does not pay."

Both representatives for Finland and Sweden have indicated they plan to move forward with NATO application. With the aggression of Russia in the region the main motivation for the move. With the acceptance of the two nations, and especially Finland, the protected NATO land mass in the Baltic region will double. Russia will be bordered by three NATO nation members and each of its three ports in the Baltic Sea will be circled.


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Buffalo Mass Shooting

A peaceful Saturday afternoon in Buffalo, New York was shattered by gunfire at a local supermarket in a hate fueled rage that left ten dead, and a community stunned by the horrors of white supremist gun violence.

"A racially motivated hate crime is abhorrent to the very fabric of this nation. Any act of domestic terrorism, including an act perpetrated in the name of a repugnant white nationalist ideology, is antithetical to everything we stand for in America. Hate must have no safe harbor. We must do everything in our power to end hate-fueled domestic terrorism," President Biden said in a released statement.

Peyton S. Gendron, 18, drove 200 miles from his hometown, of Conklin, New York, to a predominately African America section of Buffalo, New York, to carry out what has been called a racially motivated domestic terror attack at the Tops Supermarket.

Witnesses described the gunman, dressed in military fatigues and body armor, calmly exiting his car, carrying a long rifle, which has since been identified as an AK-47 automatic weapon, and begin his rampage in the parking lot, where he shot three, two of which later died.

He proceeded into the store and was engaged by a former Buffalo City Police officer, Aaron Salter, who worked as security for the Tops Friendly Supermarket. Salter fired one shot which struck the body armor and did not stop the killer.

"Police said Payton Gendron shot, in total, 11 Black people and two White people Saturday in a rampage at the Tops Friendly Market that the 18-year-old broadcast live before surrendering to authorities," CBSnews.com reported.

He was also living streaming the massacre on the social media channel Twitch which reportedly several stills showing a racial epithet on the weapon, several screenshots, and a number "14" which is in reference to a white supremacist slogan.

"Samantha Faught, a spokesperson for the live-streaming platform Twitch, said the gunman began filming and sharing the attack, but the company removed the stream two minutes after the violence started," reported The Washington Post.

A lengthy manifesto, uploaded to Google Drive by Grendon, explaining the "Great Replacement Theory," a right-wing conspiracy, which theorizes the diminishing white race and Western Civilization, is at risk of an extermination through the continued mixing of the races appears to be the motivation behind the massacre.

Grendon surrendered to police in the parking lot. He later pleaded not guilty and was held without bond.

Gun Violence Sharp Rise

Police Chief James White of the Detroit Police Department was invited by President Biden this week to the White House. In his remarks to the press, he indicated that when discussing the sharp rise in gun violence, Friday, May 13, 2022, "We're only one part of the judicial process.  We make the arrests; there's our courts, the prosecutor's office.  And then there's the intersection of crime with mental illness.  By the time someone commits a crime, there's a number of failed systems that has caused that to happen.  Mental health is super important.  Engaging the courts at a high level is super important."

Nova Scotia "Fake Cop" Mass Shooting Hearings Begin

Hearings begin this week in Nova Scotia, Canada as lawmakers try to piece together the events and errors that allowed a police impersonator could become responsible for the worst mass shooting in Canadian history.

"The inquiry, which launched in October 2020 amid fierce public pressure, has shed new light on what happened when Gabriel Wortman, a 51-year-old dental technician, went on a 13-hour rampage across some 100km of the Nova Scotian countryside," BBC.com reported.

In April 2020 a man impersonating a police officer, dressed as a police officer, driving a police vehicle, initiated the worst mass shooting in Canadian history. He methodically murdered his victims, in public places as well as driving to their homes, and after killing them setting their homes on fire.


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North Korea COVID Spikes

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was seen addressing the people of North Korean in a surgical mask as he described the outbreak of COVID-19, which he has acknowledged for the first time, and admitted more than half a million citizens have become infected in a 48-hour time frame. He imposed a national lockdown.

"The spread of the malignant epidemic is [the greatest] turmoil to fall on our country since the founding," in 1948, Kim said during an emergency meeting on Saturday, according to state news agency KCNA," Businessinsider.com reported.

U.S. Covid Deaths Near 1M

COVID-19 has become an unwelcome member of global society. It's continual regeneration into new variants of equal, lesser, or greater strength will reman in society even as we transition to the endemic stage of the pandemic. Deaths in the United States will reach 1million sometime over this next week.

As we enter the endemic stage, the fight will continue, variants will rise, some stronger others simply annoying, and we will survive.

Vaccine Totals

Bloomberg.com has built a vaccine tracker which can be seen here. "In the US, 580 million doses have been given so far. During the last week, shots were administered at an average rate of 81,543 doses a day," Bloomberg.com reported.

Coronavirus Totals

Mandates have been altered or lifted in most urban areas with limited exceptions, and the population is encouraged to maintain personal protective practices. Masks are optional and tolerated. Vaccines and boosters are still considered the most effective agents against contracting the Coronavirus.

For the one-week period ending May 15, 2022, coronavirus cases globally increased by 4,289,914 new confirmed cases, bringing the total of confirmed cases worldwide to 521,068,559 people with a total worldwide death toll of 6,261,518 deaths, and a 7-day death rate increase of 12,116. (Data from The New York Times).

COVID US Totals

Infections rates in the United States are also on the rise. For the seven-day period ending May 15, 2022, the total confirmed cases rose to 82,399,921 people with new confirmed cases increasing by 633,920 with a 7-day average of 90,560 cases per day. The coronavirus has claimed 998,325 total deaths, adding 2,069 more deaths over the 7-day period. (Data from The New York Times).

Pentagon's Diary Gets Personal

Protecting for gain of function knowledge only aides those who initiated the constitutional violations. It does nothing to combat the homegrown terrorism or the narcissistic above the law belief. The best obtainable version of the truth. And the truth is so bizarre you can't even wrap your mind around it.


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Abortion Activists March on Washington

Advocates of pro-choice legislation took to the streets in several major cities across the nations, as the Supreme Court opinion overturning the original Roe v Wade case had been leaked demanding the court and elected lawmakers move quickly to ensure reproductive rights remain a constitutional right.

"The day's largest demonstration unfolded in Washington, where a crowd that organizers estimated at 20,000 people massed at the Washington Monument and braved a light drizzle to march along the National Mall past the U.S. Capitol to the Supreme Court itself," Reuters reported.

Declaring the "Summer of Rage" if the power to ban abortions is returned to the states. The May 2 leak overturned the constitutionality of the Roe v Wade declaring the decision fundamentally flawed and returned the power to state legislators. More than half of the nation's 50 states have already indicated they would initiate partial or complete bans on abortion. The Supreme Court decision is expected in June.

Baby Formula Shortage

The nation's supply chain shortage, which many have understood but few have experienced is hitting home with a national Baby Formula shortage.

"The shortage, caused by a mix of supply-chain problems and a recall, has led to empty shelves at some stores, product restrictions and concern among parents and caregivers. Low-income families are especially affected. About half of infant formula nationwide is purchased by participants using Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits, which provide food vouchers to pregnant or postpartum women and their young children, according to the White House," The Wall Street Journal reported.

States across the south and southwest, including Charlotte, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, Nashville, Tennessee, Las Vegas, Nevada and Houston, Texas among the hardest hit in the nation.

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