Daily Mail Online: Pentagon plans to cut U.S. reliance on China for ‘rare earth’ minerals amid trade war fears

One of the reasons why the United States get most of it’s rare earth minerals elsewhere, is because the mining process greatly damages the environment… I believe environmentalists will fight it in the United States.

The U.S. Defense Department has submitted a report to Congress on rare earth minerals as it looks to reduce American reliance on China, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, amid mounting concern in Washington about Beijing’s role as a supplier.

Although the Pentagon did not provide details of the report, it said it was tied to a federal program designed to bolster domestic production capabilities by offering ‘tailored’ economic incentives.

Source: Pentagon plans to cut U.S. reliance on China for ‘rare earth’ minerals amid trade war fears | Daily Mail Online

Israel National News: Far-right making gains in European Parliament

It’s just not the United States, and I can assure it’s not “far-right”

The European far right and the pro-environment Greens are projected to gain ground in the elections for the European Parliament at the expense of the continent’s longtime political center, The Associated Press reported Sunday.

Turnout was estimated at a two-decade high over the four days of balloting across the 28 European Union countries.

Source: Far-right making gains in European Parliament – Israel National News

David Harsanyi: How is this not colluding with America’s enemies?

Of course Dianne Feinstein and her cabal of miscreants would be livid if the shoe were on the other foot, but the DNC and the lemmings who support it only care when they can point fingers.

Imagine, for a moment, what the political reaction would be if a leading Republican senator met with an antagonistic foreign power, say Russia, in the midst of high-tension standoff between President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin?

Such a scenario seems nearly ­inconceivable. Yet, it’s exactly the situation Sen. Dianne Feinstein created when hosting Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for dinner a few weeks ago.

Politico reported on the meeting, noting that it was “a bit unusual” for a former chair of the Intelligence Committee and a member of the Senate minority to dine out with the acting foreign minister of an adversary of the United States. And by “unusual,” Politico meant completely unprecedented.

Source: How is this not colluding with America’s enemies?

The Epoch Times: US Hits Wikileaks Founder Assange With 18-Count Indictment

If Assange is guilty, he’s guilty, but I suspect this is more about the embarrassment of the leak than the leak itself, and a warning to any other independent journalist that the US government will come after you.

The Justice Department leveled an 18-count superseding indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on May 23.

The new charges include conspiring with former army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning to obtain classified materials, compromising sources in the Middle East and China, and conspiracy to hack into a more secure military database.

Manning provided to Assange and WikiLeaks databases containing approximately 90,000 Afghanistan War-related significant activity reports, 400,000 Iraq War-related significant activities reports, 800 Guantanamo Bay detainee assessment briefs, and 250,000 U.S. Department of State cables.

Source: US Hits Wikileaks Founder Assange With 18-Count Indictment

CBC News: Focus on traumatized boys critical to gender equality, research shows

It should go without saying that a man who would lay a hand on a women violence, already has laid their hands upon another man in violence.

The current trends are foreboding for boys.

The study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked at childhood traumas suffered by 1,284 adolescents aged 10 to 14 in more than a dozen low-income urban settings around the world, such as the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and Bolivia.

Overall, 46 per cent of young adolescents reported experiencing violence, 38 per cent said they suffered emotional neglect and 29 per cent experienced physical neglect. Boys, however, were more likely to report being victims of physical neglect, sexual abuse and violence.

While higher levels of trauma lead both boys and girls to engage in more violent behaviours, boys are more likely to become violent. Girls tend to show higher levels of depression.

Source: Focus on traumatized boys critical to gender equality, research shows | CBC News

Quillette: At Australian Ballot Boxes, the Left’s Empathy Deficit Came Home to Roost

Long story short: Trump isn’t just an American phenomena. At the Australian ballot, and all throughout the Anglosphere and Western Society in general, there’s a revolt against policies pushed by the left wing.

The Australian Trump? Not likely, but someone friendlier to the United States.

The result of Saturday’s federal election in Australia is being treated as the most staggering political shocker in my country since World War II. Scott Morrison, leading the Liberal Party, looks to have won a majority government—a result that defies three years of opinion polling, bookie’s odds and media commentary.

In the aftermath, analysts on both sides are trying to explain what went wrong for the centre-left Australian Labor Party, and what went right for the centre-right Liberals. Some attribute the result to Morrison’s personal likeability, and his successful targeting of the “quiet Australian” demographic—the silent majority whose members feel they rarely have a voice, except at the ballot box. Others cast the result as Australia’s Hilary-Clinton moment: Bill Shorten, who resigned following Saturday’s loss, was, like Clinton, an unpopular political insider who generated little enthusiasm among his party’s traditional constituencies. In 2010 and again in 2013, he roiled the Labor Party by supporting two separate internal coups, machinations that cast him as a self-promoter instead of a team player.

Source: At Australian Ballot Boxes, the Left’s Empathy Deficit Came Home to Roost – Quillette

China Now Has More Warships Than the U.S.

China now has more warships than the United States, but quantity doesn’t trump quality.

China now has more warships than the United States Navy. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), informally known as the Chinese Navy, recently hit a landmark number of 300 ships—thirteen more than the U.S. Navy.

Although admittedly imposing, the number doesn’t tell the whole story. America’s fleet is much larger on a ship-by-ship basis, including eleven nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and an almost equal number of amphibious assault ships.

Source: China Now Has More Warships Than the U.S.

North Korea More Bark Than Bite

North Korea comes off as the comedic villain in Team America. Exhibit A: this recent statement from North Korea.

In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists’ invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes. (Source)

Don’t get me wrong, North Korea is a threat. It’s not a huge threat, but provided China didn’t interfere, the US military could sever the head of that snake rather easily.

The big question is and always will be, what will China do?

Personally, China needs to do this themselves. North Korea exists at the good graces of China. China prevented a North Korean loss during the Korean War, and has kept the regime from collapsing for decades. It really is China’s mess to clean up.

Of Course The Institutional Media Knew Obama Spied On Trump

Ben Shapiro started the Dailywire when he left Breitbart, and it’s putting out good work. Recently the Dailywire posted a brilliant piece. It concerned the, “Obama spied on Trump,” debate. It was titled, 12 Pieces Of Proof: The MSM Knew Obama Spied On Trump and LIED To Cover It Up

What I am about to present to you is what really happened. All the proof is linked below, but what I’m about to do is what I call “Revealing the Matrix,” showing you the truth backed by incontrovertible fact and the media’s own words. Not my words. Not President Trump’s words.

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