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September 19, 2021

Sep 19 05:50

We Need to Talk about Pakistan

It was either Voltaire, or Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, one of the founding fathers of the French Revolution, who observed that the now-former nation of Prussia “is not a state that has an army, rather an army that has a state.”

In contemporary times, that description aptly applies to Pakistan.

An examination of the history of Pakistan reveals several disturbing consistencies.

In Pakistan, few ‘elected leaders’ ever complete their tenure in office. These ‘leaders’ are either executed or jailed after Pakistan's the deep state stages a coup. The more fortunate manage to bribe their way out in exchange for being ‘exiled’ to a foreign country, where they live in great luxury.

Occasionally, army generals from the deep state who led coups to become leaders themselves become victims of a coup led by other factions. If the deep state does not eliminate them, the Islamists supported by factions in the deep state conduct an assassination.

Sep 19 05:49

Australia rejects French accusations of lying over subs deal

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday rejected France's accusations Canberra lied about plans to cancel a contract to buy French submarines, saying he had raised concerns over the deal "some months ago".

Australia's decision to tear up a deal for the French submarines in favour of American nuclear-powered vessels sparked outrage in Paris, with President Emmanuel Macron recalling France's ambassadors to Canberra and Washington in an unprecedented move.

Canberra has stood firm as France aired accusations of betrayal, with Morrison insisting he and his ministers previously communicated their issues about the French vessels.

Sep 19 05:48

BREAKING: Armed Person Detained at J6 Rally is Undercover Agent, Pulls Out Badge (VIDEO)

There was a heavy police presence at the US Capitol on Saturday in anticipation of a rally in support of the January 6 political prisoners.

Sep 19 05:47

US Air Force Reveals Conditions to Lift Decades-Long Ban on F-22 Raptor Exports

The jet, developed and deployed well before the F-35 stealth fighter, contains a number of still classified technologies which Washington fears might be leaked to its adversaries if the F-22 was to hit the market.

The US Air Force has declassified a report to Congress exploring sales of the F-22 Raptor air superiority-oriented American fighter jet, which has never been offered for purchase abroad, The Drive website reported, citing documents obtained under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Sep 19 05:45

Bill Gates Lying

Sep 19 05:44

New Blast in Afghanistan's Jalalabad Kills 2

Two Afghan civilians died as a result of an explosion at a bus station in the eastern city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province on Sunday morning, an eyewitness said.
The blast also injured one Taliban* militant, the eyewitness said.

On Saturday, a car bomb explosion in Jalalabad killed three people and injured 19.
The Taliban took over Afghanistan on 15 August. The US-led NATO troops evacuated by 31 August, ending the nearly 20-year foreign military presence in the Central Asian country. The last stronghold of the anti-Taliban resistance in the Panjshir province fell on 6 September.

Sep 19 05:36

The tax code is absurdly favorable to the wealthy, they should at least advise by it (Picture)


Sep 19 05:34

‘Are you undercover?’ WATCH riot cops at Justice for J6 rally detain masked man with a GUN… and a badge

Among just four people detained during the remarkably peaceful Justice for J6 rally in Washington, DC was an armed man who flashed a badge, causing speculation that he was an ‘undercover fed’ accidentally outed by colleagues.

Despite weeks of constant media reports fueling fears of imminent violence, the Saturday protest proceeded peacefully. It attracted only a few hundred activists – and several times as many police and other law enforcement agents. Authorities reported only a handful of minor disturbances, and a total of four arrests, one of which was particularly curious.

In a video captured by independent journalist Ford Fischer, around half a dozen officers in full riot gear surrounded a man suspected of carrying a concealed handgun.

Sep 19 05:33

The so-called ‘cradle of the revolution’ against Assad has been liberated – the West’s campaign to topple him is all but over

After three years of a fragile ceasefire and a campaign of assassinations of Syrian government ‘loyalists’ by embedded fundamentalist armed groups, the Syrian flag has once more been raised in Daraa Al Balad.

Western media persists in portraying the emergence of extremist armed groups in Daraa, south of Damascus, as the “cradle of the revolution” to overthrow the Syrian government. The reality is that Daraa was the touchpaper lit by hardline Libyan mercenaries imported into the city prior to 2011.

From Daraa, the “revolutionary” flames fanned by the US, UK and Israeli-led coalition headquartered in Jordan, funded by Gulf-state blood money, would engulf Syria for ten long years. In Daraa, the CIA/MI6-backed Muslim Brotherhood extremist gangs fronted the orchestrated uprising, power multiplied by Libyan arms and terrorist factions and given credibility by the colonial media complex spearheaded by the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera.

Sep 19 05:33

Washington's scapegoating of Pakistan for US failure in Afghanistan was 'most painful thing,' PM Khan tells RT

Pakistan paid a heavy price for siding with the US in its occupation of Afghanistan, so hearing American politicians blame Islamabad for its humiliating retreat hurts, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.

Speaking to RT, Khan expressed his anger towards American officials who have pointed fingers at Islamabad when apportioning blame for the US failure in Afghanistan. He highlighted the recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings as an example of this frustrating rhetoric.

"As a Pakistani, I felt deeply hurt by some of the remarks made by those senators. To blame Pakistan for this debacle in Afghanistan is the most painful thing for us to listen to," he said.

Sep 19 05:32

Social media recoils as Bloomberg praises Amazon’s warehouse-based exurban ‘factory towns’ as ‘the future of working class’

Amazon’s massive new distribution centers, soon to be surrounded by infrastructure built to serve workers, are being compared to Gilded Age company towns. While many are aghast at the idea, fellow billionaires are praising it.

The e-commerce empire founded by Jeff Bezos will offer the American working class a better option than scraping to get by in increasingly expensive cities, investment adviser Conor Sen wrote in a Friday oped for Bloomberg, the financial news outlet whose namesake is billionaire former New York mayor and failed presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg.


Sep 19 05:31

Alabama is hit by flash floods that see locals swim and SURF in Tuscaloosa's streets: Driver feared dead after car was swept into drainage ditch

Alabama was hit by flash floods deep enough for locals to swim and surf in the streets, but the heavy rains and flood waters are feared to have claimed at least one life.

A man's SUV was sucked into a drainage ditch in Tuscaloosa Saturday afternoon, and is now feared dead.

Someone saw the man and his car disappear underwater, and immediately dialed 911. First responders found what was left of the red SUV and pulled the wreckage from the water, but there was no sign of its 40-year-old driver.

Sep 19 05:30

Border Patrol are given police escort as they begin removing 14,800 migrants from underneath Texas bridge: Biden finally vows to deport thousands back to Haiti after they arrived because he cancelled repatriation flights

Border Patrol has begun removing 14,800 migrants from a squalid camp set up underneath a Texas frontier bridge with the help of hundreds of cops and soldiers.

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show buses leaving the site and heading towards San Antonio, Texas, accompanied by CBP cars.

Other pictures show one of the migrants being treated for an injury after being caught in the crush and police convoys arriving to provide extra security.

Sep 19 05:26

Protesters outnumbered by police: 'Justice for J6' rally ends as just a handful of demonstrators turn up and four are arrested after cops launched massive operation to ensure there was no repeat of January 6

A sparsely-attended 'Justice for J6' rally on Saturday featured more police officers and press than protesters as a few hundred demonstrators gathered in the shadow of the Capitol building to show support for the January 6th rioters who stormed it.

Sep 19 05:24

CIA issued warning that children may be at scene of Kabul drone strike BEFORE missile hit car: Family of dead three-year-old demands person responsible is 'punished' and says he will accept compensation from US military

The CIA issued a warning that children may be at the scene of the botched US drone strike in Kabul just seconds before the missile hit the car killing 10 innocent civilians, according to a bombshell report.


Sep 19 05:21

Biden Admin Starts Deporting Haitians From Under Texas Bridge, Fox Foils FAA Drone Ban

For a month and a half, we've been keeping an eye on the developments of thousands of migrants gathering under the Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, Texas. On Aug. 2, we first reported stunning drone footage from Fox News' Bill Melugin, who captured 1,000 migrants under the bridge surrounded by US Border Patrol agents. Now the number of migrants has increased to more than 11,000, and the federal government imposed a no-fly zone for unmanned aircraft systems.

The Biden administration's attempt to cover up the border disaster by blocking drones didn't stop Melugin and his team who hitched a ride on a Texas Department of Public Safety's helicopter to capture an aerial view of the migrant crisis, mostly Haitians, crossing the Mexico–US border with ease and gathering under the bridge as they wait to be processed by Border Patrol agents.

Sep 19 05:21

Kadish: Is It Puppeteers Or Puppets In Control In Washington?

It must be the best of times and the worst of times for our nation's enemies.

On one hand they have a President in the White House whose actions are reducing America into some befuddled and diminished world power.

On the other hand our foes are trying to figure out, as are all Americans, who is actually in charge in Washington?

Is it a shadow government of consultants, lobbyists, and Obama retreads?

Or is it really a president who counts success as getting to the presidential helicopter unassisted?

One can envision the intelligence chiefs of our sworn enemies being sternly lectured by their supreme leaders to get to the bottom of it because they can't believe their good fortune that American leadership has fallen so far so fast. It must be a devious trap.

If only that were true.

Sep 19 05:20

Investigation: Majority Of NYC Restaurants Not Enforcing Vax Mandate — Backlash Against Tyrannical Mandate Grows


Sep 19 05:20

Scandal-Hit Virginia School Board Faces Calls To Ditch Member For 'Woke-Washing' 9/11 After She Says Moment Of Silence For Terror Attacks 'Caused Harm' And Was Not 'Anti-Racist'

A scandal hit Virginia school board is now facing calls to ditch a member who claimed a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of the terror attacks would cause harm to minorities who faced persecution as a result of the terror attack.

Sep 19 05:20

Wokeness: An Evil Of Our Age

History is replete with examples of nations, successful and not-so-successful alike, that abruptly committed suicide.

The ancient polis of Corcyra devoured itself in a bloody conflict as a collective madness took hold of the island city-state during the Peloponnesian War.

The Jacobins in 1793 hijacked the French Revolution and turned a movement toward a constitutional republic into a totalitarian, year-zero effort to destroy the past and ensure equity for all—or else. The Reign of Terror—and eventually Napoleon—followed.

The effort to force war-weary Czarist Russia to reform into a constitutional monarchy ended up being kidnapped by a small but lethal clique of Leninist Bolsheviks. What ensued was the destruction of Russian life—and millions of corpses—over the next 70 years. Ditto Mao Zedong’s various murderous resets culminating in the cannibalistic “Cultural Revolution.” Mao’s final tab was 60-70 million deaths of his fellow Chinese.

Sep 19 05:20

The Rise And Fall Of 9MM Ammo Prices During COVID; What's Next?

The price rise could be attributed to the BLM protests, counter and subsequent riots that followed, which were viewed widely across the internet and traditional media. There were depictions of innocent people getting hurt or worse, swarmed by protestors, with no police anywhere to help.

This led to a panic buy on top of a panic buy. Whereas previously, shelves had been scarce, they became empty. People started to hoard ammunition like they had been hoarding toilet paper. Since manufacturing companies were set up to meet the average demand of the "Trump Slump" of the previous years, where gun and ammo sales had been low, there started to be bottlenecks in ammunition production. Ammo manufacturers were not prepared for the sharp increase in buying.

Sep 19 05:18

California Policymakers Suddenly Agree With Trump That Controlled Burns Make Forests More Resilient

California lawmakers are apparently just now discovering that controlled burns to prevent future wildfires might be the new prescription as decades-old policies of progressive-driven 'conservation' and reactive fire suppression have failed.

Democratic state lawmakers are suddenly in agreement with former President Trump who said in August 2020 that the state needs "to clean its forest floors more than anything else."

At a rally in Pennsylvania last August, Trump told supporters:

"I see again the forest fires are starting. They're starting again in California. I said, you gotta clean your floors, you gotta clean your forests — there are many, many years of leaves and broken trees and they're like, like, so flammable, you touch them and it goes up."

And now, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, praised a new $20 million controlled burn pilot program that won legislative approval and could soon be signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to local Napa County news East County Today.


Sep 19 05:18

SpaceX's Inspiration4 capsule splashes down safely in Atlantic Ocean after becoming first ever space flight with only civilians on board

SpaceX's first civilian crew has successfully returned to Earth after three days in space.

The Inspiration4 crew splashed downed in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida on Saturday night shortly after 7 pm, bringing an end to their historic three-day mission orbiting earth.

Sep 19 05:14

Debunking Biden's Claim We Must "Protect The Vaccinated From The Unvaccinated"

The official line on vaccines is that they are extremely effective at protecting against serious illness. And yet, these same people are also claiming that the unvaccinated are a major threat to the vaccinated.

More specifically, President Biden claimed on September 10 that vaccine mandates were to “protect the vaccinated workers from unvaccinated workers.”

In other words, it is claimed that vaccines are remarkably effective, and that the vaccinated must also be protected from the unvaccinated. How can both claims be true at the same time? They can’t. The idea that vaccinated people are being frequently harmed by the unvaccinated is a complete fabrication, based on the pro-mandate crowd’s own mainstream data.

Sep 19 05:14

Hundreds of anti-vaccine passport protesters - including POLE DANCER - take to Times Square to condemn New York's COVID vaccine mandate - with one woman likening rules to persecution suffered by Jews in Nazi Germany

Anti-vaccine mandate protesters gathered in Times Square to protest New York's Covid-19 vaccine mandate - and one woman likened the rule to the murderous persecution suffered by Jews in Nazi Germany.



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Sep 19 05:13

Biden team ratchets up counter-terrorism talk — but to what end?

The war on terror has been a costly failure, and most of those costs have been borne by the people in the countries where the United States has waged this war.

The 20-year campaign of militarized counterterrorism has succeeded in destabilizing entire regions, wasting trillions of dollars, and killing at least 900,000 people. In the process, it has created conditions that have increased the number of terrorist organizations in the world, and the number of fatalities from terrorist attacks worldwide has risen accordingly.

Sep 19 05:13

EU Parliament Threatens Sanctions on Lebanon Amid Economic Crisis

EU’s parliament is threatening potential sanctions on Lebanon as the country is mired in an economic crisis.

Lebanon formed a new government last week after over a year of being under an interim government since August 2020, when Lebanese officials stepped down over the Beirut port blast.

The EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrel, said because Lebanon formed a new government, the time for sanctions had passed. But on Thursday, the EU’s parliament passed a resolution that said sanctions were still on the table.

“The introduction of targeted sanctions for obstructing or undermining the democratic political process remains an option,” the resolution said. The parliament called on Lebanon’s leaders “to keep their promises and be a functional government.”

Sep 19 05:12

'Freedoms need to be defended': New Foreign Secretary Liz Truss slaps down France in row over 'treason' nuclear submarine deal with Australia as Paris calls Britain America's 'vassal state'

French minister Jean-Yves Le Drian slammed opportunist Boris Johnson as 'fifth wheel' between America and Australia in security pact between the countries
He said France was justified in forcing ambassadors to leave US and Australia
Europe Minister Clement Beaune gave a series of bitter interviews on French TV

Sep 19 05:10

Israeli firm introduces armed combat drone to patrol borders

Israeli state-owned defence contractor Israel Aerospace Industries has unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot it says can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire.

The unmanned vehicle revealed on Monday is the latest addition to the world of drone technology, which is rapidly reshaping the modern battlefield.


Sep 19 05:09

Blinken deletes tweet saying US would ‘stand with people of Hong Kong’, posts watered-down version

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken deleted a tweet that said the United States would “stand with the people of Hong Kong”, a post in which he accused Beijing of weakening the city’s long-term political stability.

He posted the message after seven Hong Kong opposition district councillors were disqualified this week, with authorities declaring that the oaths taken by them were invalid.

A spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry’s Hong Kong office issued a statement on Friday strongly opposing “irresponsible comments from certain US politicians” on Hong Kong, saying that “no US slanders” would deter the nation’s determination to enforce “patriots administering Hong Kong”.

Sep 19 05:09

Attack on gas line leaves Syrian capital with no electricity

Syria's electricity minister said an attack on one of the gas lines at Deir Ali station led to an electricity outage that affected the capital Damascus, its outskirts and other areas, and that repair work is ongoing, the state news agency (SANA) reported on Friday.
The Minister also told state TV that electricity is expected to return in Damascus city within an hour and then successively to other affected areas.
There were no further details on the nature of the attack.

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Sep 19 05:07

Some other Time? (Picture)

Sep 19 05:06

'How low, Ms Stefanik': Pro-Trump GOP Rep Elise Stefanik is blasted by hometown newspaper editorial after she bought Facebook ads pushing 'great replacement theory' claiming white people are intentionally being replaced by migrants

Pro-Trump Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik was blasted as 'low' by her hometown newspaper's editorial after she paid for Facebook ads pushing the 'great replacement' theory.

Sep 19 05:05

Mike Rowe hammers Biden for mixed messaging on COVID vaccine: 'The evidence is real, and it demands a verdict'

Mike Rowe on Thursday sharply criticized President Joe Biden and other public leaders who are voicing contradicting messages about the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Rowe made headlines last month after he admitted he regrets supporting lockdowns when the COVID-19 pandemic began last spring.

What did Rowe say now?


Sep 19 05:03

Cowardly moment protester wearing a black hoodie attacks THREE cops as anti-lockdown demonstrators overpower officers in Melbourne - and police blame 'angry males' for the violence

An anti-lockdown thug has attacked three officers during ugly scenes which saw 100 demonstrators charge at police in Melbourne.

Wild scenes broke out in Richmond as a group of hooligans clashed with police trying to contain the violent 'freedom rally' march.

Sep 19 05:03

Veteran suicides fell by 7% to 6,200 in 2019 - the lowest level in 12 years - but officials fear rates could spike again following COVID-19 pandemic

The number of suicides among American veterans fell to the lowest level in more than a decade, a new report finds.

Sep 19 05:02

Boeing launches urgent probe after two empty TEQUILA bottles are found inside top secret new Air Force One jumbo jet being built at its Texas factory

Boeing launched an urgent internal investigation after empty tequila bottles were found inside a top-secret Air Force One jumbo jet being built at the company's Texas factory, according to a report.


Sep 19 05:02

Just ask Pharma-boy...(Picture)

Sep 19 05:00

Chocks away! Visitors enjoy Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster bombers in spectacular displays at Duxford's Battle of Britain air show

Visitors immersed themselves in a day of 1940's-themed action during a spectacular display of historic planes at an RAF site that served a key role in the country's finest hour - The Battle of Britain.

Thousands of spectators were transported back to the summer of 1940 as the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, hosted its annual Battle of Britain display after it was cancelled due to the pandemic last year.


Sep 19 04:58

Planet > People > Profit (Picture)



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Sep 19 04:53

Taibbi: Does America Hate The "Poorly Educated"?

It was impossible to mistake the tone of Joe Biden’s announcement of a vaccine mandate last week. It was an angry speech, which started by explaining that “many of us are frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans who are still not vaccinated,” and went on to announce that “our patience is wearing thin,” and “your refusal has cost all of us.” Biden, not normally one for oratorial effects, even conveyed a sense of barely contained rage by muttering, “Get vaccinated!” as he walked off the stage.

“Enjoying the angry Dad vibes from this Biden speech,” came the cheerful comment of former Justice Department spokesman and MSNBC analyst Matthew Miller:

Sep 19 04:53

US Will Push More Arab States To Normalize With Israel

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that the US would continue to push Arab states to normalize relations with Israel. This month marked the one-year anniversary of the signing of Trump administration-brokered agreements that normalized relations with Israel and the UAE, and Bahrain, known as the Abraham Accords.

Following the UAE, Morocco also normalized with Israel. Sudan agreed with Israel to open relations, but Khartoum has been slow to establish diplomatic ties. "We will encourage more countries to follow the lead of the Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco," Blinken said during a virtual meeting with the countries’ ministers.

Sep 19 04:53

Antibody Treatments For COVID Work. Why Aren't They Being Promoted?

It’s perhaps the most effective way to save your life if you are infected with COVID-19, but probably the least known. It reduces the risk of even being hospitalized by 70% to 85%, though it must be administered early to be effective – within four days of infection. Lives probably are being lost unnecessarily because people don’t know about it.

It’s monoclonal antibody treatment, abbreviated as mAb. To the extent the public has any familiarity with it they, may know it as Regeneron, though that’s actually the name of the company that makes the leading treatment, REGEN-COV2, and there are several other mAbs from other makers.

Sep 19 04:52

'I believe in the science': Sarah Palin reveals she has not had the COVID-19 vaccine because she has already contracted the virus and now has 'natural immunity'

Sarah Palin, 57, revealed that she has not received the COVID vaccine because she has already had the virus and therefore has natural immunity



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Sep 19 04:52

DeSantis Office: Over Half Of Those Seeking Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatment In South Florida Fully Vaccinated

A spokesperson for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office said that more than half of those who are seeking monoclonal antibody treatment in the south of Florida are “fully vaccinated” individuals amid supply issues.

“More than half the patients getting the monoclonal antibody treatment in south Florida are fully vaccinated,” DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw wrote in response to a comment on Twitter that suggested that only unvaccinated people are the reason why there is a significant demand for monoclonal antibodies.

Sep 19 04:51

HOW THE CIA HID THEIR MKULTRA MIND-CONTROL PROGRAM

Back in the early 1990s, I spoke with John Marks, author of The Search for the Manchurian Candidate. This was the book (1979) that helped expose the existence and range of the infamous CIA MKULTRA program.

Marks related the following facts to me. He had originally filed many Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests for documents connected to the CIA’s mind-control program. He got nothing back.

Finally, as if to play a joke on him, someone at the CIA sent Marks 10 boxes of financial and accounting records. The attitude was, “Here, see what you can do with this.”

I’ve seen some of those records. They’re very boring reading.

But Marks went through them, and lo and behold, he found he could piece together MKULTRA projects, based on the funding data.

Eventually, he assembled enough information to begin naming names. He conducted interviews. The shape of MKULTRA swam into view. And so he wrote his book, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate.

Sep 19 04:51

FACEBOOK AIDED IN RECRUITMENT OF MODERN DAY SLAVES, CARTEL HITMEN INTERNAL DOCUMENTS SHOW

It seems like the WSJ’s entire San Francisco bureau has been preoccupied lately with churning out a series of stories sourced from "leaked" internal Facebook documents exposing embarrassing internal reports on everything from Instagram’s deleterious impact on the mental health of its twentysomething and teenage users to political divisiveness to - today’s entry - how Facebook’s products are abused to facilitated human trafficking and terror recruitment in parts of the emerging world.

The gist of the piece is this: Facebook has a small staff dedicated to combating human trafficking around the world, particularly in countries where the rule of law isn’t as robust as it is in the US and Europe. In the Middle East, Facebook is used to lure women into sex slavery (or some other form of exploitative labor).

In Ethiopia, armed groups use the site to recruit and to incite violence against other ethnic minorities.

Sep 19 04:50

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE NOW BUYING PERSONAL CELL PHONE DATA FROM COMMERCIAL BROKERS WITHOUT WARRANTS

A meaningful debate is starting to brew about law enforcement's use of commercially available cell phone data for purposes of criminal investigations across the country.
The data, called open-source intelligence by those who advocate for it, used to only be prepared and sold by brokers, generally to marketers and advertisers.

Information is sent daily from "phones, cars and other connected devices" to commercial brokers, The Wall Street Journal wrote this week. That data is then widely used in "finance, real-estate planning and advertising".

But recently, these brokers have created products specifically for law enforcement. The products have "increasingly been used to screen airline passengers, find and track criminal suspects, and enforce immigration and counterterrorism laws," according to the Wall Street Journal.

Agencies that are using the data, or considering use of the data, include the Department of Homeland Security, the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI.

Sep 19 04:49

Palestinian Factions Form Joint Operations Room in Jenin Refugee Camp

The Palestinian resistance factions announced yesterday the formation of “a joint operations room” in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, Anadolu has reported.

The military wings of Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad are all involved, the first time that the three movements have joined forces in such joint action.

The agency quoted a resistance fighter from Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a group affiliated with Fatah. “There is no room to talk [with Israel] except with bullets,” he said. “We are ready to fight and we will not retreat.”

Sep 19 04:49

Murph is thrilled (Picture)

Sep 19 04:49

Antiwar Voices Blast Biden Over ‘Absurd’ $500 Million Saudi Military Contract

Peace and human rights advocates on Friday accused President Joe Biden of breaking his promise to end American support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen after the US State Department approved a potential agreement to provide half a billion dollars worth of support services to the Middle East monarchy known for its pervasive human rights abuses and military atrocities.

In a statement, the State Department said Thursday that the proposed $500 million maintenance support services contract – which will serve the Saudi military’s fleet of AH-64D/E, UH-60L, UH-60M, Schweizer 333, and Bell 406CS helicopters, as well as the new CH-47F Chinook copters it is slated to acquire – “will support US foreign policy and national security objectives by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that continues to be an important force for political stability and economic growth in the Middle East.”

Sep 19 04:49

Co-ops > Corporations (Cartoon)

Sep 19 04:48

Designer clothing brand that devised AOC's 'Tax the Rich' Met Gala dress doesn't even pay its OWN taxes! Records show Aurora James' firm failed to pay state and federal taxes totaling $130,000

The 37-year-old fashion designer behind Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's controversial 'Tax the Rich' dress she wore at the Met Gala has been accused of avoiding paying taxes her business owes, and has debts in multiple states.

Sep 19 04:47

This looks grim (Picture)

Sep 19 04:47

Border Patrol Are Given Police Escort As They Begin Removing 14,800 Migrants From Underneath Texas Bridge: Biden Finally Vows To Deport Thousands Back To Haiti After They Arrived Because He Cancelled Repatriation Flights

Border Patrol has begun removing 14,800 migrants from a squalid camp set up underneath a Texas frontier bridge with the help of hundreds of cops and soldiers.

Sep 19 04:46

Afghan family whose 10 loved ones were killed by drone strike after Pentagon blunder mistook aid worker for ISIS-K terrorist say they want compensation and resettlement in US or other safe country

Relatives of the Afghan family killed by the US drone strike that took the lives of an innocent aid worker and nine other people, including seven children, say they want compensation, and resettlement in the US or another safe country.

Sep 19 04:44

'The rich pay a lot of the taxes': Bill Maher criticizes AOC's 'Tax the Rich' dress she wore to the Met Gala as the congresswoman continues to defend her controversial ensemble

Bill Maher joined in on the criticism of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Tax the Rich' dress she wore to the Met Gala on Monday.

Sep 19 04:40

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