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September 24, 2021

Sep 24 09:26

Biden's reverse Midas touch threatens Democratic agenda

Republicans feared President Joe Biden would be relentless in enacting liberal policies with his congressional majorities, but Democratic division has thwarted him from turning that into a reality.

Now Biden, a 36-year Senate veteran and two-term vice president, must bring bickering Democrats together or his party's candidates may have no achievements to campaign on in the 2022 midterm elections. But so far, the president has had little success.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Achievements? We don't need no stinking achievements! We have Dominion!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 24 09:25

Don Lemon accused of sexual assault

Sep 24 09:22

A FINAL WARNING - DR. MIKE YEADON | PLANET LOCKDOWN

Sep 24 09:20

South Carolina Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Confederate Monument Protection Law

The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a state law prohibiting anyone from moving a Confederate monument or changing the historical name of a street or building without the Legislature’s approval.



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Sep 24 09:17

Susan Collins: Congressional Democrats’ Abortion Bill Is Too ‘Extreme’

House Democrats will vote tomorrow on the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that would invalidate almost all state abortion laws and regulations and enshrine in federal law a nearly unlimited right to abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

Sep 24 09:16

Dem donors reconsidered paying Hunter Biden millions, plus ‘success fee’ to help unfreeze Libyan funds because he was a drug-addict horndog



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Sep 24 09:15

Security 100/10 (Picture)

Sep 24 09:14

Chinese Propaganda Machine Capitalizes on Concocted Border Patrol ‘Whip’ Narrative

The crisis at the southern border has proven to be not only a humanitarian disaster and logistical problem for border states and federal government, but a propaganda coup for America’s adversaries.

Sep 24 09:06

“Natural Origin” Theory of Coronavirus Draws Closer to Extinction

Several significant news items have broken recently, which should drive a stake in the heart of any notion that a naturally evolved virus causes COVID-19.

A new paper released on the Lancet runs counter to the one that was published insisting that the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) did not originate in a laboratory. The media used that letter to smear anyone questioning a lab source as a conspiracy nutcase.

Sep 24 09:05

Megacomet C/2014 UN271 is likely BIGGER than one of Mars' moons, sporting a diameter of 93 miles wide, new study says

The megacomet first discovered in June has astronomers marveling at its size, as it may have a diameter of 93 miles, making it larger than one of Mars' moons, a new study says.

As astronomers have continued to study comet C/2014 UN271, its size has been refined, the study's authors wrote in the paper.

At a diameter of 93 miles, it would be larger than Mars' moon Phobos, the asteroid 55 Pandora and the space rock known as Arrokoth, according to an analysis from astronomer Will Grater.

Sep 24 09:05

‘Eerie silence’ as Evergrande misses payment deadline

The embattled Chinese property developer Evergrande is inching closer to the potential default that investors fear, after missing an interest payment deadline.

The company, which has total debts of about $305bn (£222bn), has run short of cash, and investors are worried a collapse could pose systemic risks to China’s financial system and reverberate around the world.

A Thursday deadline for paying $83.5m in bond interest passed without remark from Evergrande, and bondholders had not been paid nor heard from the company, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters.

The firm is in uncharted waters and enters a 30-day grace period. It will default if that passes without payment.

“These are periods of eerie silence as no one wants to take massive risks at this stage,” said Howe Chung Wan, the head of Asia fixed income at Principal Global Investors in Singapore.

Sep 24 09:05

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Sep 24 09:04

‘Most Movement out of Afghanistan Is Paused Right Now’

Ian Bickford, president of the American University of Afghanistan, tells CBS News, “We’re advocating at every level of government. We are paying close attention to conditions to look for any opportunity to continue the resettlement of people. The fact is most movement out of Afghanistan is paused right now.”


Sep 24 09:04

Apple turns post-lawsuit tables on Epic, will block Fortnite on iOS

Weeks after Epic's apparent "win" against Apple in the Epic Games v. Apple case, Apple issued a letter denying Epic's request to have its developer license agreement reinstated until all legal options are exhausted. This effectively bans Fortnite and any other software from the game maker from returning to Apple's App Store for years.

Epic was handed an initial victory when the US District Court for Northern California issued an injunction on September 10 ordering Apple to open up in-game payment options for all developers. At the time, the injunction was something of a moral victory for Epic—allowing the developer to keep its in-game payment systems in its free-to-play Fortnite intact while avoiding paying Apple a 30 percent fee that had previously covered all in-app transactions.

Sep 24 09:03

Ron DeSantis Is Right about School Quarantines

Ron DeSantis is nothing if not a lightning rod for attention to his COVID policies, which have often gone his own way based on his own analysis of the science, the liberty interests of Floridians, and (as is true of everyone in power) the politics. Yesterday, DeSantis took a hard line against schools that attempt to quarantine students who haven’t tested positive:

Sep 24 09:03

North Korea says South Korea's call to declare end of Korean War is premature

South Korea's call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to the withdrawal of "US hostile policy" toward Pyongyang, North Korean state media KCNA reported on Friday, citing Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday repeated a call for a formal end to the Korean War in an address to the UN General Assembly and proposed that the two Koreas with the United States, or with the US and China, make such a declaration.

The two Koreas are still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a ceasefire rather than a peace treaty.

"Nothing will change as long as the political circumstances around the DPRK remains unchanged and the US hostile policy is not shifted, although the termination of the war is declared hundreds of times," Ri said on KCNA, using North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Sep 24 09:02

Can Biden's short-lived honeymoon with Europe be salvaged?

When President Biden stood before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday urging global coordination in battling crises like climate change and COVID while touting U.S. efforts to restore an “era of relentless diplomacy,” the words rang hollow in Europe, particularly in France.

The government of French President Emmanuel Macron has been lambasting the Biden administration over its undiplomatic behavior ever since last week’s announcement that the U.S., U.K. and Australia had formed a new Indo-Pacific security pact called AUKUS, in which Australia will buy $66 billion of U.S.-made nuclear submarines. That alliance, which Macron learned about only hours before being made public, effectively torpedoed a $37 billion Australian order with France for a submarine fleet.

Sep 24 09:02

Crisis of Haitian migrants exposes rifts for Biden on immigration

When members of the Congressional Black Caucus arrived to Vice President Kamala Harris' residence this week for an event marking the group's 50th anniversary, talk quickly turned to the devolving humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border.

Gathered on a mild evening on the lawn outside the Naval Observatory, people familiar with the event said, Harris engaged members one-on-one in their urgent concerns about the situation in Texas, where thousands of Haitian migrants have been massing underneath a bridge in squalid conditions.

Harris, during the impromptu sessions, encouraged the group to continue speaking out on the matter -- even though, in many cases, the Democrats are speaking out against how President Joe Biden is handling the situation.

"I give her a lot of credit," Rep. Joyce Beatty, the chairwoman of the CBC, said on CNN. "Opening her doors to us, asking us to get engaged and to be very clear in our message."

Sep 24 09:02

The Shipping Crisis Is Not Just Due to COVID

Scott Lincicome’s newsletter for The Dispatch yesterday was about the shipping crisis currently taking place in America. He emphasizes two things that are important to remember about the problem.

Sep 24 09:01

Costco brings back purchase limits on toilet paper, cleaning supplies and more

Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said Thursday the company wants to make sure it has essential items at stores, even as shipping delays and truck driver shortages make it hard to keep them on shelves.

During an earnings call, he said the retailer is “putting some [purchase] limitations on key items.” Those include toilet paper, paper towels, bottled water and high-demand cleaning products. He did not specify how many of each item customers will be able to buy.

The new product limits are prompted by a different challenge than the ones in earlier phases of the pandemic, when stores saw unusually high demand for paper products and antibacterial wipes as customers stockpiled those goods.

Sep 24 09:01

The Truth About Evergrande

Sep 24 09:01

This is How Much NATO Countries Spend on Defense


Sep 24 09:01

Taiwan On High Alert After 24 Chinese Jets Breach Defense Zone In Two Incidents

Taiwan has once again scrambled jets after a large group of Chinese military aircraft breached its air defense zone on two separate occasions on Thursday. The breaches which have of late been coming almost daily, which Taipei sees as unmistakable as acts of aggression and as "warnings" against its pro-democracy relationship with the US, follow recent Chinese state media threats that the PLA military could soon fly jets and bombers directly over the island.

Thursday's fresh incidents involved 19 Chinese aircraft, including 12 J-16 fighters and two nuclear-capable H-6 bombers, according to Taiwan's defense ministry. Specifically the morning breach occurred in the same zone as many others of late - the southwest part of Taiwan’s ADIZ. Later in the afternoon the defense ministry cited another incursion involving five more PLA jets, which totals an unusually large 24 Chinese aircraft for the day.

Sep 24 09:00

Don’t Fall For The FBI’s “Civil War” Trap

Right-wingers of all stripes can never get enough of talking about the supposed civil war on the horizon. This topic got a boost in attention over the last month following America’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. Some saw the Taliban’s defeat of the Globalist American Empire as a sign fed-up patriots can do the same in Appalachia. Comedian Sarah Silverman further sparked discussion last week on civil war after she called for a national divorce.

Many conservatives praised her for sharing this bold idea with the masses. They believe a peaceful national divorce is the only realistic option going forward.

Sep 24 08:55

Democrat Judges in North Carolina Strike Down Voter ID Law, Because Defendants in Lawsuit Failed to Prove It Wasn't Racist

Two North Carolina judges on Sept. 17 struck down a law that required photo identification to vote, saying the measure “was enacted with the unconstitutional intent to discriminate against African American voters.”

The law was enacted in violation of the equal protection clause in North Carolina’s Constitution, the majority of the panel said. The clause says that “no person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws; nor shall any person be subjected to discrimination by the State because of race, color, religion, or national origin.”

Defendants in a lawsuit, including North Carolina House Speaker Timothy Moore, failed to show that racial discrimination wasn’t a substantial or motivating factor behind the enactment of the law, Superior Court Judges Michael O’Foghludha and Vince Rozier Jr., both Democrats, wrote in a 102-page ruling permanently blocking the measure.

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The burden of proof is on the judges to prove the voter ID law is racist.

Sep 24 08:54

US Air Force Official: China Might ‘Strike From Space’

As Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall has said before, his priorities are “China, China, and China.” His keynote address at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference continued that trend, talking up the possibility of space warfare against China.

Kendall warned China has the potential to “actually put weapons in space,” and likening the situation to the Cold War. He further warned China might be able to make attacks effectively undetectable for early warning systems.

This is almost a perfect, tailor-made talking point for the US military, as it facilitates potentially endless spending on space warfare simply to counter what China might do. This was the whole justification for the US Space Force, and its appetite for wildly expensive weapons systems of dubious use, in the first place.

Sep 24 08:53

House Passes Amendment That Would End US Support for Yemen War

On Thursday, the House passed an amendment for its version of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would end all US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The measure passed by a slim margin in a vote of 219 to 207.

The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), would terminate “US military logistical support, and the transfer of spare parts to Saudi warplanes conducting aerial strikes against the Houthis in Yemen and permanently ends intelligence sharing that enables offensive strikes and any US effort to command, coordinate, participate in the movement of, or accompany Saudi or United Arab Emirates-led coalition forces in the war in Yemen.”

For the amendment to become law, it would have to be on the final version of the NDAA, which will be negotiated between the House and Senate in conference committee.



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Sep 24 08:53

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Sep 24 08:48

CDC quietly removed guidance for when schools should scrap masks and other COVID-19 precautions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has altered its guidance for COVID-19 prevention in schools by removing a section that discussed when to get rid of precautions such as masks.

While updates to the CDC's 'Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools' are usually announced at the top of the site, it failed to mention the recent change that was originally set in place on August 5.

The full sentence that was removed read: 'The guidance is intended to help administrators and local health officials select appropriate, layered prevention strategies and understand how to safely transition learning environments out of COVID-19 pandemic precautions as community transmission of COVID-19 reaches low levels or stops.'

Sep 24 08:48

ISRAEL TV DROPS THE BOMBSHELL - READ THE SUBTITLES

Sep 24 08:47

CDC Calling our youth directly


Sep 24 08:47

Why North Korea wants sanctions lifted first

Days after outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in made possibly his last ambitious push to diplomatically resolve the standoff over North Korea’s nuclear program, the North on Friday rejected his call for a declaration ending the Korean War, making it clear it has no interest in political statements unless they bring badly needed relief from crippling economic sanctions. Nuclear diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea has stalled over disagreements over a relaxation of the U.S.-led sanctions in exchange for steps toward denuclearization by the North.

Analysts say North Korea is trying to use Moon’s desire for inter-Korean engagement to pressure South Korea into extracting concessions from Washington on its behalf.

Sep 24 08:45

Iron Dome Funding Bill Passes House Despite Vehement Progressive Opposition

Independent legislation that would allocate $1 billion to Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, introduced after House progressives stripped the support from a previous government spending bill, overwhelmingly passed the House on Thursday.

Sep 24 08:43

Why Aren’t Americans Protesting in the Streets?

Here’s a question for any American who is capable of thinking past next week: Why, in the ever-loving hell, are you not out in the streets, protesting peacefully against what the Democrats in Washington are trying to do to the federal budget?

Sep 24 08:42

Majority Says Biden Isn’t ‘Mentally Sharp’: Poll

A majority of Americans now say that President Biden is not “mentally sharp,” according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.

Sep 24 08:32

Still No Sign of Biden’s Predicted Post-Afghanistan Rebound


Sep 24 08:32

New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Lack Confidence in Biden’s Immigration Policy

Amid the spiraling border fiasco in Del Rio, Texas, where over ten thousand undocumented migrants have been camping under a bridge while waiting to be processed by border personnel, a new poll shows that 56 percent of Americans don’t trust President Biden to make wise immigration policy decisions.

Sep 24 08:31

Education Department Reimburses Florida School Officials Penalized for Defying Mask-Mandate Ban

The U.S. Department of Education has reimbursed several Florida school-board members who were financially penalized by the state government for defying the mask-mandate ban spearheaded by Republican governor Ron DeSantis.

Sep 24 08:29

CDC Panel Endorses Booster Shot for Elderly, Stops Short of Health-Care Workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisory committee unanimously voted Thursday to approve Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID booster shot for elderly people, assisted-living-facility residents, and those at high risk of developing serious illness from the virus. The panel stopped short of recommending it for employees in the health-care industry or for “institutional” workers who may be subject to more COVID exposure by the nature of their work.

Sep 24 08:25

New GOP bill would keep illegal settlement products labeled ‘Made in Israel’

New legislation by Republicans in the US House of Representatives seeks to reinforce the Trump-era instruction to label products of Judea and Samaria “Made in Israel.” [“Judea and Samaria” is the whitewashed nickname for the Palestinian West Bank, the majority of which (82%) is partially or fully controlled by Israel and de facto annexed by Israel – in violation of international law.]

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New York), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was set to introduce what she called the Anti-BDS Labeling Act on Thursday, meant to stop the Biden administration from reversing the instruction from former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in the final months of the Trump administration.

Sep 24 08:25

The Left Cheered When Australians Gave Up Their Guns. Now They’re Being Shot By Their Own Government in the Streets.

Harrowing footage from Australia reveals police enforcing lockdown laws with all the fervor of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. The images we watched out of China – at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic – are now being replicated on the streets of Western nations.

After 35 people were killed in the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996, the Australian government moved swiftly to ban pump-action shotguns and semi-automatic rifles. While – as Matt Palumbo notes – the number of guns in the country actually failed to decline all that much in the proceeding years, the types of guns available to the public along with the groups of people owning them prove the importance of America’s Second Amendment.

Per the University of Sydney, “the proportion of Australians who hold a gun licence has fallen by 48 percent since 1997,” and “the proportion of Australian households with a firearm has fallen by 75 percent in recent decades.”

Sep 24 08:24

Biden Going Across The Pond To Say Sorry

President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron intend to meet in Europe in late October "in order to reach shared understandings and maintain momentum" in wake of the AUKUS nuclear submarine announcement, the White House announced Wednesday afternoon.

According to White House officials, Biden and Macron talked for the first time by phone on Wednesday since the joint announcement by the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom on Sept. 15.

Sep 24 08:24

George Bush To The RINO Rescue

Former President George W. Bush is throwing his fundraising backing behind Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in the race for Wyoming’s single U.S. House district, supporting one of the ten Republican House members who sided with Democrats in voting to impeach former President Donald Trump.

The Wall Street Journal announced Wednesday that one of Bush’s first campaign events of the 2022 midterms will be a fundraiser to assist Cheney.

Trump praised Wyoming property rights attorney Harriet Hageman to challenge Cheney earlier this month.



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Sep 24 08:21

WATCH: Al Sharpton’s Race-Baiting Schtick Fails Miserably At The Mexico Border As He Gets Heckled By Crowd

Al Sharpton went to the border today to race bait like he always does but didn’t get the response that he was hoping for:

Sep 24 08:19

WATCH: ASU Students Get Harassed And Kicked Out For BEING WHITE — ‘This Is OUR Space.. We Feel Threatened!’

On Thursday, video from Arizona State University showed two black activists forcing two white students to leave a “multicultural” center because they were white.

Two white ASU students were calmly studying when one of the female black demonstrators exclaimed, “You’re white!” “Do you understand what a multicultural space— it means you’re not being centered!”

One of the radicals exclaimed, “This white man thinks he can take up our space… he thinks he can get away with this!”

The activists, who are both ASU students, accused the white students of “violence” because one of their laptops had a “Police Lives Matter” sticker on it, and derided the idea that “diversity” entails including white people.

After one of the white students who got kicked out of the venue said they were making the multicultural space less “diverse,” the black activists burst out laughing, saying “oh wow, so diversity is about about including more white people?!”

Sep 24 07:55

January 6 Committee Subpoenas Former Trump Advisers, Escalating Probe

The select committee probing the January 6 Capitol riot issued subpoenas to four former advisers of President Trump on Thursday, escalating the inquiry into the individuals believed to be involved in the incident.

Sep 24 07:54

Congress Needs to Know, but Won’t Find Out, What Happened with Capitol Security on January 6

Christopher Miller, the acting secretary of defense in the waning months of Donald Trump’s term, gave Vanity Fair reporter Adam Ciralsky access to follow him and his two chief deputies in the aftermath of January 6. Ciralsky’s story opens with this tidbit:

Sep 24 07:54

Another great victory (Picture)



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Sep 24 07:54

The SEC’s ‘Daddy’ Issues

WYhere were few surprises in Gary Gensler’s first appearance before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs as Securities and Exchange Commission chairman last week.

Sep 24 07:47

The Triumph of Biotechnology and Private Capital

We continue to fight COVID-19 and its variants, but the rapid development of vaccines last year put us on the offensive against the disease. Vaccines from Moderna of Massachusetts and BioNTech of Germany have led the way, with 360 million doses delivered in the United States to date. (BioNTech teamed with Pfizer for the manufacturing and distribution of its shot.)

Sep 24 07:01

Well, That was Quick!

Sep 24 07:00

They Are Not Sending Their Best

Sep 24 06:58

Facebook Reveals How It Suppresses Articles, Protecting Leftist Legacy Media

For years, Facebook’s news algorithm has been a black box. While certain types of content were banned outright, it was simultaneously clear that other content was

Sep 24 06:55

'Holy sh*t!' SpaceX shares incredible footage of the moment its Inspiration4 all-civilian crew saw Earth from space for the first time, while blasting the theme from '2001: A Space Odyssey'

SpaceX has shared footage of the moment its all-civilian Inspiration4 crew saw Earth from space for the first time, on board the Crew Dragon space capsule.

The footage, filmed by Sian Proctor – one of the four crew members along with Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux and Chris Sembroski – shows the team opening the cupola, the huge domed window on Crew Dragon

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