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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 23 08:07

NYC Mayor de Blasio opens up lottery for homeless shelters to illegal aliens — gets brutal backlash

Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing backlash after announcing that a lottery for just a few spaces in new homeless shelters will be opened up to illegal immigrants as well.

Aug 23 08:07

Dem candidate Gillibrand accuses Trump of 'demonizing' transgender people — and cites 8th grader's story

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said that she needs to win the presidential election in order to keep President Donald Trump from "demonizing" transgender people, including an 8th grade boy who she knows personally.

Aug 23 07:40

Macron posts Amazon fire photo that’s not from this year, gets torched by Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Across social media, people are sharing images of fires raging through the Amazon rainforest accompanied by cries for immediate action from world leaders. Emmanuel Macron answered, but with a misleading, old photo.

An image shared by the French president’s Twitter account purports to show the wildfires currently incinerating vast swaths of the Amazon rainforest, dubbed by many as the’ lungs of the Earth’. Macron called on the G7 leaders to prioritize the Amazon fires at this weekend’s summit.

However, as it turns out, the image Macron shared during his Twitter call-to-arms was taken in the Amazon by photographer Loren McIntyre, who was working for National Geographic at the time. However, McIntyre died at the age of 86 in May 2003, so the photograph is, at the very least, 16 years old.

Aug 22 19:19

MORE PC BS : San Francisco board rebrands ‘convicted felon’ as ‘justice-involved person,’ sanitizes other crime lingo

The sanitized language, though unlikely to do much to address the crime problem, may result in some convoluted descriptions of crimes in the future. -- The newspaper noted an individual whose car has been broken into could well be known to police as “a person who has come in contact with a returning resident who was involved with the justice system and who is currently under supervision with a history of substance use.”

Aug 22 17:22

The A-10 Warthog Is Sticking Around for At Least Another Decade

After years of trying to retire the Warthog, the U.S. Air Force is spending big to keep more of the attack jets flying for another decade.

Just weeks after the last of 173 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs received new wings, the Air Force on Wednesday awarded Boeing a $240 million contract to start installing new wings on 27 more aircraft — the first tranche of a project expected to re-wing a total of 112 aircraft for about $1 billion, according to a Pentagon contract announcement. The contract awarded on Wednesday runs through 2030.

Aug 22 17:14

U.S. Army releases deck of cards depicting Iranian weaponry: Report

The U.S. Army has reportedly begun distributing decks of cards with Iranian weaponry to familiarize soldiers with the country’s arsenal.

The Federation of American Scientists reported Tuesday that the military branch is handing out the playing cards which feature pictures of Iran’s stockpiles along with information such as their names, effective range, and other statistics relevant in combat.

These cards are likely being introduced to help “familiarize soldiers with Iran’s inventory of weapons and presumably to facilitate their recognition on the battlefield,” according to FAS.

The FAS added that Chinese and Russian fact cards have been created in the past, and that a North Korean one is being made as well.

Aug 22 16:01

At Home, at Work, and as You Shop – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Here is the news you don’t get from the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and a plan.

Aug 22 11:16

Trump might one day NUKE Denmark, ‘prophetic’ Ted Cruz predicted in 2016

No one could have predicted in 2016 that US President Donald Trump would be throwing a geopolitical hissy fit over Denmark’s refusal to consider his offer to buy Greenland. No one, that is, except… Republican ex-rival Ted Cruz?

“I don’t know anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this way having his finger on the [nuclear] button. We’re liable to wake up one morning and Donald, if he were president, would’ve nuked Denmark,” Cruz told a crowd during a New Hampshire campaign event in February 2016.

Aug 22 10:43

Scott Adams: The Chosen One, The Anti-Semite Competition, Super Volcanoes

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1164540725922390016?s=20

Outrage Theatre Presents:
President Trump looked to the Heavens and said WHAT?
In his self-loathing heart…does David Frum understand himself?
Portland Police Chief, the Babylon Bee, complete satire and reality
Helicopter-waiting Q&A sessions and President Trump
President Trump’s pro-quality brushback:
“It’s only anti-semitic in your head”
“Super-Volcano” fears…10% of humanity will die WHEN one blows
Should we ONLY pour unlimited funds into climate change?
What about pandemics, planet-killing asteroids and volcanos?
Bill Pulte gave away a Tesla this morning
Giving projects are providing a needed aid direct to the person
74% of NRA donations are from gun manufacturers? Is that correct?

Aug 22 10:11

American Apocalypse: The Government’s Plot to Destabilize the Nation Is Working

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out … without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” — H. L. Mencken

The U.S. government is working hard to destabilize the nation.

No, this is not another conspiracy theory.

Although it is certainly not far-fetched to suggest that the government might be engaged in nefarious activities that run counter to the best interests of the American people, doing so will likely brand me a domestic terrorist under the FBI’s new classification system.

Observe for yourself what is happening right before our eyes.

Aug 22 09:42

Evacuation of the Sick and Wounded, WWII

Every battlefield troop maintains a fraction of personnel who are well-trained and proficient in conducting first aid. In a unit that is as large as an Infantry battalion, there is always number of stretcher-bearers, who will provide the local transport using stretchers, to collect the injured men of the unit.

Aug 22 09:42

Dem candidate Gillibrand accuses Trump of 'demonizing' transgender people — and cites 8th grader's story

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said that she needs to win the presidential election in order to keep President Donald Trump from "demonizing" transgender people, including an 8th grade boy who she knows personally.

Aug 22 09:41

NYC Mayor de Blasio opens up lottery for homeless shelters to illegal aliens — gets brutal backlash

Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing backlash after announcing that a lottery for just a few spaces in new homeless shelters will be opened up to illegal immigrants as well.

Aug 22 09:41

Russia acknowledges its ground troops are fighting in Idlib

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has acknowledged for the first time the presence of Russian military fighting alongside Syrian regime forces in the Idlib assault, confirming numerous earlier reports.

During a press conference he held following a meeting with Ghana’s Foreign Minister Shirley Botchway yesterday, Lavrov confirmed that “There are Russian soldiers on the ground in the Syrian province of Idlib,” stating that Russia would respond to any attack on its soldiers in Syria.

Aug 22 09:39

U.S.-UK Deep State Tries to Grab Hong Kong

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog

What can explain these recent instances, proven by Agence France-Press, in which outright frauds — lies (in the form of faked photos and videos) — are being spread online to support the agenda of breaking off, from China, Hong Kong (which has historically always a part of China), so as to make Hong Kong an ‘independent’ nation?:

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Aug 22 09:37

18th - 19th Century Jokes Most People Today Might Not 'Get'

Some jokes are timeless and can make people laugh no matter the century. But most jokes are highly reliant on the context of the times. For example, our jokes today about doctors have less to do with blood-letting and razors (thank goodness!).

Aug 22 09:36

Barr Addresses Epstein’s Death, ‘I Have Seen Nothing That Undercuts Finding of Medical Examiner That This Was a Suicide’

US Attorney General Bill Barr on Wednesday addressed Epstein’s case and the DOJ’s investigation into the financier’s death which was ruled to be a suicide by hanging by the NYC medical examiner.

Aug 22 09:35

Hasan Piker of The Young Turks Declares That ‘America Deserved 9-11,’ Praises ‘Brave Soldier’ Who Took Rep. Crenshaw’s Eye

Hasan Piker of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur’s nephew, shockingly declared that “America deserved 9-11” during a recent livestream where he was commenting on Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience.

Aug 22 09:35

Native Americans: Top Ten Famous Native Americans From the 1600-1900s

Born as “Tisquantum” in 1585, Squanto was born in Massachusetts. According to some historians, Squanto (along with others) was kidnapped and taken back to England by Captain George Weymouth in the early 1600s because he was not able to find the gold he was looking for. While there, he learned the English language and became an interpreter for Captain John Smith,

Aug 22 09:25

Impeachment Time

It is astonishing to observe some Americans twisting themselves into pretzels so they can continue to make excuses to explain the bizarre behavior of President Donald Trump on the world stage. The line most commonly heard is that he has “kept us out of new wars.” The reality is somewhat different. He has kept us in old wars in Afghanistan and Syria that he could have ended while also needlessly ratcheting up tension with countries like Russia, Venezuela, Iran and China that could easily escalate into armed conflict. The situation with Moscow is particularly dangerous as President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly warned that his country’s defense doctrine includes going nuclear if there is an attack on Russia by a superior force.

Aug 22 09:24

The Economist: Poor people are living longer because they can afford meat, 'but it is bad news for the environment'

The Economist raised eyebrows this week while promoting an article about the benefits of people rising out of poverty and being able to afford meat, after suggesting that such progress "is bad news for the environment."

Aug 22 09:23

VIDEO: 'The Young Turks' commentator says America deserved 9/11 attack, mocks Dan Crenshaw's war injury

A commentator from the far left progressive "The Young Turks" group opined that the United States deserved the 9/11 attack and mocked the war injury of Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas.), and it's all on video.

Aug 22 09:21

Yemen: Coalition Warships Attack Fishing Boats

(Beirut) – Saudi-led coalition naval forces have carried out at least five deadly attacks on Yemeni fishing boats since 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Coalition warships and helicopters have been involved in attacks that killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen, including 7 children, and the detention of more than 100 others, some of whom were tortured in custody in Saudi Arabia.

The coalition attacks on fishermen and fishing boats appear to be deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian objects in violation of the laws of war. Coalition officials who ordered or carried out the attacks or tortured detainees are most likely responsible for war crimes.

Aug 22 09:16

Trump Says 'I Am The Chosen One,' Shares Quote Saying Jews Love Him Like He's The 'King Of Israel,' 'Second Coming Of God'

It looks like the Zionists constantly telling President Donald Trump he's like "Queen Esther" from the Hebrew Bible has gotten to his head.

Aug 22 09:15

Godless Democrat Sworn Into Office Using Dr. Seuss Book

Godless Democrat Kelli Dunaway from Clayton, Missouri was sworn into office as a St. Louis County councilwoman using a Dr. Seuss book this week.

Aug 22 09:15

Facebook Is Hiring Corporate Media Veterans to Continue Crackdown on Conservatives and Push Fake News

It’s no secret that Facebook and the Silicon Valley tech giants discriminate against conservatives.

Aug 22 08:52

Cindy McCain Trashes Trump Admin Policies – Says Her Late Husband Would be a “Voice of Reason” in Politics Today

wAlmost a year after her husband passed away, Cindy McCain said the current Republican party is “not the party of Abraham Lincoln … nor the party of Ronald Reagan.”

Aug 22 08:51

Bill Maher Fires Back After Rashida Tlaib Calls For A Boycott Of His HBO Show

Bill Maher responded to Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) call to boycott the comedian’s talk show after he denounced the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as a “bulls**t purity test.”

Aug 22 08:42

The New York Times Officially Becomes A Joke Newspaper

There was a day, not so very long ago, when one newspaper shone brighter than all others: The New York Times.

Aug 22 08:42

Never-Trump Globalist Mitt Romney says He’s No Longer “Part of the Republican Establishment” — Then Slams Trump

Freshman Senator and Trump-basher Mitt Romney told an audience on Monday that he no longer considers himself a “part of the Republican establishment.”

Aug 22 08:35

US Navy ‘ready’ for Venezuela mission, says a top commander

The US Navy is ready to “do what needs to be done” on Venezuela, a top commander said on Monday, as America ramps up pressure on the crisis-wracked country.

US Southern Command chief Admiral Craig Faller made the remarks in Rio de Janeiro as the United States kicked off its annual UNITAS maritime exercise involving nine Latin American countries as well as the UK, Portugal and Japan.

“I won’t speak to details of what we’re planning and what we’re doing, but we remain ready to implement policy decisions and we remain on the balls of our feet,” Faller told reporters.
I don't think so!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxu9eYhi9-g

Aug 22 08:27

Iranian Version of Russia's S-300 Missile Shield Unveiled

Bavar 373 was unveiled in a ceremony participated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.

"Bavar 373 is the most important indigenized missile defense system whose design and manufacturing started a few years ago and can engage multiple targets in high altitudes," General Hatami said, addressing the ceremony.

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