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September 29, 2020

Sep 29 08:27

NYC warns several neighborhoods could be put on strict lockdown TODAY with all non-essential businesses closed, a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people and schools shut down amid 'deeply concerning' surge in COVID-19 cases

New York City officials have threatened to impose sweeping lockdown measures in several neighborhoods Tuesday amid a 'deeply concerning' surge of coronavirus cases in the Big Apple.

Sep 29 08:15

Fauci’s questionable priorities and conflicts of interest

Fauci’s tired rhetoric:
For example, Fauci once shilled for the fast-tracked H1N1 influenza (“swine flu”) vaccine on YouTube, reassuring viewers in 2009 that serious adverse events were “very, very, very rare.” Shortly thereafter, the vaccine went on to wreak havoc in multiple countries, increasing miscarriage risks in pregnant women in the U.S., provoking a spike in adolescent narcolepsy in Scandinavia and causing febrile convulsions in one in every 110 vaccinated children in Australia—prompting the latter to suspend its influenza vaccination program in under-fives.

Sep 29 08:05

Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron says he will release grand jury testimony in the Breonna Taylor case on Wednesday after juror demanded to speak out so she could share the 'truth' of the case

Kentucky's attorney general has agreed to release the transcripts of a grand jury hearing in the Breonna Taylor case, insisting he has nothing to hide after a member of the jury took the highly-unusual step of suing to seek the release of the documents.

Sep 29 08:02

Plastic-eating super-enzyme 'cocktail' can recycle drinks bottles and other common waste SIX TIMES faster than one enzyme on its own, study shows

Scientists have been inspired by Pacman to create a plastic-eating 'cocktail', which could help eradicate plastic waste.

It's made up of two enzymes – called PETase and MHETase – produced by a type of bacteria that feeds on plastic bottles, called Ideonella sakaiensis.

Unlike natural degradation, which can take hundreds of years, the super-enzyme is able to convert the plastic back to its original 'building blocks' in a few days.

The two enzymes work together like 'two Pac-men joined by a piece of string' munching down snack pellets in the popular video game.

The new super-enzyme digests plastic up to six times faster than the original PETase enzyme alone, which was discovered by the team in 2018.

Sep 29 07:56

Discussions between Greece and Turkey over the East Mediterranean will end before they begin

Tensions between Greece and Turkey that became a geopolitical crisis in the East Mediterranean appear to be finally subsiding after Ankara withdrew from Greece’s maritime space the Oruç Reis Turkish research vessel and the warships escorting it. Since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an initiated the crisis at the beginning of August in search of oil and gas deposits in Greece’s maritime space, his administration, along with Turkish media that is 90% controlled by the government, continually makes the claim that Greece must “demilitarize” their East Aegean islands “as stipulated by the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne.” The Treaty of Lausanne set the borders of the modern Greek state, with the exception of the Italian-occupied Dodecanese islands that reunited with Greece in April 1947 after the signing of the Paris Peace Treaty between Italy and the World War II Allies. It also set the borders for the modern Turkish state.

Sep 29 07:55

Federal Judges & DOJ Crush Mail In Ballots

Sep 29 07:54

Netanyahu Not Ruling Out Preemptive Strike Against Iran

Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the UN Security Council's decision not to allow an extension of the arms embargo on Iran as "scandalous", adding his country is set to continue jointly working with the United States to thwart what he called "Iranian aggression".

Israel has not ruled out a preemptive strike against Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned during a memorial service on Tuesday for those who fell in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, an Arab-Israeli military standoff.

"A preemptive strike is a difficult thing to do. I know that if Iran wants to base itself in the north, we are ready to fight them. This is a direct lesson of the Yom Kippur War", noted Netanyahu, asserting that they "will do everything in order to protect the State of Israel; we are not ruling out a preliminary strike".

Sep 29 07:53

Kuwait's Emir Dies at 91

After reports of the emir's death emerged online earlier in the day, the official spokesman for the Kuwaiti government called on the international community to "take information from official sources and not pay attention to what is being raised on social media”.

Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 91, has passed away.

The announcement comes hours after the Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs, Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, announced that the Emir's health is stable and he is receiving a prescribed treatment.

Sep 29 07:50

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donated $10M to that clown who said adopting black kids is an act of white supremacy

That radical Marxist clown who said two days ago, clearly referring to Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, that white people adopting black children is an act of white supremacy? Yeah, super woke Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donated $10 million to him a month ago.

Sep 29 07:50

Army Announces Fall Deployments to Afghanistan and Korea

The Army announced that a combat brigade from the 10th Mountain Division will deploy this fall to Afghanistan for a rotation to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, based in Fort Drum, New York, will replace the 10th Mountain's 1st Brigade Combat Team and participate in the U.S. counterterrorism mission against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups, according to an Army news release.

Sep 29 07:49

No Meat, No Milk, No Bread: Hunger Crisis Rocks Latin America

He couldn't feed his family. Matilde Alonso knew it was true but couldn't believe it. The pandemic had just hit Guatemala in full force and Alonso, a 34-year-old construction worker, was suddenly jobless. He sat up all alone till late that night, his mind racing, and fought back tears.

Sep 29 07:48

‘Support both on and off the battlefield’: Turkey throws weight behind ‘brotherly Azerbaijan,’ in fresh escalation

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu announced on Tuesday that Ankara will stand by Azerbaijan in the face of what he described as “Armenian aggression,” and offered both diplomatic and military assistance.

Speaking after a visit to the Azerbaijani embassy in Ankara, Çavu?o?lu told the press that the only way the fighting will end is if Yerevan rolls back on the ‘occupation’ of Nagorno-Karabakh. On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed similar sentiments.

“We talked about the aggression of Armenia and shared our thoughts on how it should be resolved,” said Çavu?o?lu. “There is only one solution: Armenia will withdraw from the territories it occupies. UN resolutions on the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan are clear.”

Sep 29 07:47

JPMorgan & four other major banks moving trillions in dirty money like the FIVE CRIME FAMILIES of NYC – Max Keiser

The hosts of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy, look into the recent revelation by the US government that five global banks have processed trillions of dollars in suspicious transactions.

According to the US Department of Treasury’s Financial Crime Enforcement Network (FinCen), those institutions are Bank of New York Mellon, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, and Standard Chartered.

“For 11 years, I’ve been saying that JPMorgan and Jamie Dimon have been funding terrorism. Now, FinCen says exactly the same!” Max points out.

In Max’s opinion, those five banks are like the five crime families of New York during the 1970s. When one of those families was arrested and busted, the remaining four consolidated and became more powerful. “And that continued until there was one super-crime family that was too big to prosecute,” says Max, adding that the only way to curb such activity is to apply anti-racketeering law.

Sep 29 07:46

VP Biden helped son Hunter become fabulously wealthy by shaking down international governments and corporations

The bombshell report produced by two Senate committees and released last week that the ‘mainstream media’ continues to ignore continues to produce explosive details that should alarm anyone even thinking about voting for Joe Biden.

Earlier reports noted that the document produced by the Republican-led Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee found that Hunter Biden, the VP’s son, appeared to be involved in several shady dealings with foreign entities and firms, and that ranking officials within the Obama administration were well aware of them, while some even attempted to raise red flags but were rebuffed.

For instance, the report says that the Obama regime knew that the appointment of Hunter Biden to the board of Burisma, an inherently corrupt energy company, created a huge conflict of interest for Joe Biden who, as vice president, had been taken by President Obama to formulate U.S. policies aimed at rooting out corruption.

Sep 29 07:46

Kamala Harris mistakenly refers to Notorious BIG when talking about RBG during speech about Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris ended up mistakenly referring to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the 'Notorious B.I.G.' during a speech on Monday.

Sep 29 07:45

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER: Joe Biden Chose Beto O'Rourke As His Gun Czar

Sep 29 07:44

MARK DICE: The Comedy Genius of CNN

Sep 29 07:43

Multiple people are killed and a suspect is shot is shot dead in Oregon 'hostage situation'

Multiple people including the suspect have died after police opened fire during a hostage standoff in broad daylight in Salem, Oregon, on Monday.

Sep 29 07:41

Minneapolis police opens investigation into reports that Ilhan Omar's supporters illegally harvested Democrat ballots in Minnesota

Police in Minneapolis are investigating reports of voter fraud after video emerged that allegedly shows supporters of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar collecting absentee ballots.

Sep 29 07:41

Veteran facing border wall scam charges alongside Steve Bannon says 'not a penny' of the $25million dollars raised was taken to fund a 'lavish' lifestyle

The triple amputee Iraq veteran accused of stealing from the We Build The Wall campaign along with Steve Bannon and two others has said that 'not a penny' of the multimillion-dollar fund was spent on his 'lavish' lifestyle.

Sep 29 07:39

Gates Vaccine Spreads Polio Across Africa

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has made himself the global vaccine czar as his foundation spends billions on spreading new vaccines globally. While much attention has been given to the role of Gates behind the corrupt WHO in promoting radical untested coronavirus vaccines, the record of the Gates Foundation pushing an oral polio vaccine across Africa gives more sobering evidence that all Gates says and does is not genuine human charity. The UN has just recently admitted that new cases of infantile paralysis or polio have resulted in Africa from an oral polio vaccine developed with strong support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It mirrors what happened in the USA in the 1950s. This is worth a closer look.

Vaccines that cause polio

Sep 29 07:39

Witness Recants In Breonna Taylor Shooting Days After Indictments Handed Down

This week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron made the bombshell statement that the cops who shot Breonna Taylor won't be convicted with killing her, justifying their use of force as self-defense.

In that justification, he explained that one witness confirmed the three officers’ insistence that they knocked and announced themselves at Taylor’s Louisville home while executing a search warrant in association with a narcotics investigation.

It contradicted claims from Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenny Walker, and 11 other residents, who argued they didn’t hear the cops identify themselves. Instead, Walker assumed he was being burglarized and fired a warning shot.

Although, on Saturday, that sole witness claimed that he didn’t actually hear officers Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove announce themselves.

Sep 29 07:36

The Covid Deception

We have been deceived by public health authorities about Covid, partly from public authorities’ ignorance of the virus, its spread and treatment, but mainly on purpose.

One reason we were intentionally deceived by public health authorities, and continue to be deceived by them, is to create a market for a Covid vaccination. There are billions of dollars of profits in this, and Big Pharma wants them. The financial connections between public health authorities and Big Pharma means that WHO, NIH, and CDC also desire mass vaccinations. If there are not enough people scared out of their wits to voluntarily seek vaccination, the chances are vaccinations will be made mandatory or your ability to travel, and so forth, will be made dependent on being vaccinated.

Sep 29 07:35

Bombshell: NGO Hires "Antifash Gordon" to Dox and Harass Police Officers and Political Opponents

Canton, New York based anarchist Christian Exoo, aka “Antifash Gordon,” has found himself in legal trouble this week after Daniel D’Ambly of New Jersey filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Exoo and other “antifa” members “doxed” him and subsequently engaged in racketeering, extortion, death threats, attacks on his car, and other criminal acts in order to get him fired from his job at the New York Daily News.

According to the lawsuit, Exoo “doxed” and organized an online mob against D’Ambly for putting up a flyer saying “It’s Ok To Be White.” Enablers of Exoo, such as Twitter (which allows his account to “dox” people and go after them despite violating the company’s own Terms of Service) and his employer St Lawrence University are also named as defendants.

Not named in the lawsuit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that pays Exoo to train and organize left-wing extremists to target people with this very behavior.

Sep 29 07:34

Discredited Russian Bounty Story Exposes Media’s Role in Status Quo

It is an old journalistic trope: no one reads the correction … or the retraction. No matter how serious the error or profound the implications of the misreporting. Like, let’s say the entire range of mainstream media took the word of unnamed intelligence sources as gospel and reported that the only other nuclear superpower – which supposedly rigged our last election, and runs our current president as an “asset” – had been offering Afghan militants bounties for the scalps of dead American soldiers. Then, for the sake of argument, imagine that just two months later, the top U.S. commander for the Greater Mideastannounced that his sizable intelligence staff hadn’t found a single shred of proof “that satisfies [him].” And that the general’s comments reflected a consensus view among military leaders. One might expect an immediate, and front-page corrective-retraction, right?

Sep 29 07:34

How far is the US willing to go to defend Taiwan?

The danger of a collision course between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China is surging, and that development creates alarming risks for the United States.

Under the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act, Washington has an implicit commitment to come to Taiwan’s defense if the PRC resorts to military force against the island. That obligation may have made at least modest strategic sense when China was weak militarily. But with the substantial growth of the PRC’s military power over the past two decades, the risk-benefit calculation for the United States has shifted dramatically toward the former. U.S. leaders would be wise to conduct a comprehensive reassessment of Washington’s security relationship with Taiwan now, not in the midst of a full-blown military crisis.

Sep 29 07:33

US arms control envoy presses South Korea on missile deployment to counter China

The US special envoy for arms control held talks with South Korean officials on Monday as Washington continued to press for the deployment of medium- and intermediate-range missiles in Asia to safeguard against China‘s arms build-up.

The envoy, Marshall Billingslea, and Ham Sang-wook, South Korea’s deputy foreign minister for multilateral and global affairs, “exchanged views and discussed ways of bilateral cooperation in key issues related with arms control and nuclear non-proliferation”, the South Korean foreign ministry said in a press statement.

The two countries agreed to hold “high-level” consultations on arms control and non-proliferation and to step up communications at various levels on those issues, the press release said.

Sep 29 07:33

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian-owned Farms near Nablus

An armed Israeli settler assaulted, on Sunday, a Palestinian farmer who was working in his land in Asira al-Qiblya village, south of Nablus city in the northern West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

Sources stated that the illegal settler, who is a security guard of the Israeli Yitzhar colony, attacked Palestinian farmer, Usama Hamdan, causing extensive bruising. The wounded Palestinian man was transferred to a Nablus hospital for treatment.

In related news, Israeli settlers attacked, on Saturday, two Palestinian-owned poultry farms in Qusra village, southeast of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Information Center reported that the locals called for help through the loudspeakers of the local mosque, which elicited villagers to throw stones to confront the settler invasion.

Sep 29 07:32

Julian Assange: Press Shows Little Interest in Media ‘Trial of Century’ 

Labeled the media “trial of the century,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing is currently taking place in London—although you might not have heard if you’re relying solely on corporate media for news. If extradited, Assange faces 175 years in a Colorado supermax prison, often described as a “black site” on US soil.

The United States government is asking Britain to send the Australian publisher to the US to face charges under the 1917 Espionage Act. He is accused of aiding and encouraging Chelsea Manning to hack a US government computer in order to publish hundreds of thousands of documents detailing American war crimes, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq. The extradition, widely viewed as politically motivated, has profound consequences for journalists worldwide, as the ruling could effectively criminalize the possession of leaked documents, which are an indispensable part of investigative reporting.

Sep 29 07:32

The Truth About Hunter Biden’s China Entanglements Is Even More Sinister Than Previously Thought

A report revealing that Hunter Biden received a 3.5 million dollar wire transfer from a politically connected Russian billionaire has recently overshadowed focus on Hunter’s extensively documented financial entanglements with China. Revolver News has obtained access to a carefully crafted report offering important and disturbing information and context to Hunter’s business dealings and relationships in China that suggest a renewed focus on Hunter’s China connection is appropriate.

The report is the result of months long work by a group called “Typhoon Investigations” which styles itself as an “activist research firm protecting companies from foreign influence and threats.”While Revolver News cannot confirm the accuracy of every item in the report, we have been in contact with individuals involved in the creation of the report and can confirm the subject matter expertise. We note that much of the information represented in the report can be publicly verified.

Sep 29 07:31

Wall Street is shunning Trump. Campaign donations to Biden are five times larger

President Trump is promising four more years of low taxes, light regulation and a laser-focus on the stock market. Yet professionals on Wall Street are shunning Trump and funneling staggering amounts of money to his opponent.

The securities and investment industry donated just $10.5 million to Trump's presidential campaign and outside groups aligned with it, according to a new tally by OpenSecrets. It has sent nearly five times as much cash, $51.1 million, to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

That means Trump is losing the fundraising race among Wall Streeters by a slightly greater magnitude than in 2016. During that cycle, former New York Senator Hillary Clinton and groups aligned with her raised $88 million from the securities and investment industry, while Trump took in just $20.8 million.

Sep 29 07:30

Air Force moves to cancel contracts for training on ‘white privilege’

The Air Force is taking the first steps toward canceling any contracts for diversity and unconscious bias training that include segments on white privilege and other controversial subjects, as called for by the White House.

The Air Force’s move follows a Sept. 4 memo from Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought, which alleged executive branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars “'training' government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

Sep 29 07:30

Trump's envoy grilled by lawmakers over women's rights in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump’s envoy to Afghanistan faced tough questioning on Tuesday by Democratic lawmakers who accused the administration of jeopardizing the rights of Afghan women in pursuit of a peace deal.

The grilling of U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad came days after the Taliban and the Afghan government entered into peace talks for the first time, a breakthrough that followed a months-long diplomatic push by the Trump administration.

But Rep. Stephen Lynch, chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, and other Democrats said they feared for the future of Afghan women without a firm guarantee from Washington to safeguard their rights.

Sep 29 07:29

Sidney Powell: Obama's Fingerprints Are "All Over" Flynn Investigation

Sidney Powell, attorney for Michael Flynn, weighs in on new information regarding the Flynn investigation in an interview Friday night on FOX Business Network. Powell called on Judge Emmet Sullivan to "get it right" and salvage what is left of his reputation.

"What was President Obama and the Obama administration doing here?" host Elizabeth MacDonald asked.

Sep 29 07:29

Portland Proud Boys rally ends with NO major clashes despite fears the pro-Trump event would be targeted by BLM as police seize 'condom bombs' from counter-protesters and investigate assault on man

Police say a right-wing Proud Boys rally and counter-protests in Portland, Oregon, have largely dispersed without serious violence, though they are investigating an assault after one person who was documenting the event was pushed to the ground and kicked in the face.

About 1,000 people gathered at the Proud Boys rally in Delta Park on Saturday, while a group of 500 left-wing counter-protesters massed at nearby Peninsula Park, leading to fears of clashes.

Ahead of the right-wing rally, which organizers said was to support President Donald Trump and 'to end domestic terrorism', Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency and Mayor Ted Wheeler said it poses the 'greatest threat we've faced so far' amid fears of clashes with left-wing protesters.

Sep 29 07:23

Meet The Mastermind Behind JPMorgan's Gold And Silver Manipulation "Crime Ring"

There was a time when the merest mention of gold manipulation in "reputable" media was enough to have one branded a perpetual conspiracy theorist with a tinfoil farm out back. That was roughly coincident with a time when Libor, FX, mortgage, and bond market manipulation was also considered unthinkable, when High Frequency Traders were believed to "provide liquidity", when the stock market was said to not be manipulated by the Fed, and when the ever-confused media, always eager to take "complicated" financial concepts at the face value set by a self-serving establishment, never dared to question anything.

Sep 29 07:22

What's The Conflict Between Greece And Turkey All About?

The majority of people tend to think of the concept of history as if it is something relegated only to the past. As if they are not living through what will become history in the future. Doing so allows them to maintain a thought process that convinces them that world wars and European wars, in general, are over.

After all, Europe learned its lesson in the Big One – and the Big One after that. Of course, with any such incident, there’s history, and there’s what actually happened.

If things between Greece and Turkey don’t cool down, a European/Mediterranean war will ensue.

Such a war would not be merely European but Euro-Asian and, at its furthest reach, global.

Sep 29 07:22

Armenian-Azerbaijani War Rages In South Caucasus

On September 27, a new regional war in South Caucasus arose from the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Pro-Armenian forces captured the region in the early 90s triggering an armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Further development of the hostilities and the expected offensive by pro-Azerbajian forces were stopped by a Russian intervention in May of 1994. As of September 2020, the Nagorno-Karabakh region and nearby areas are still under the control of Armenian forces, de-facto making it an unrecognized Armenian state – the Republic of Artsakh (more widely known as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic).

Sep 29 07:21

US & China: Emerging Technologies And The Race To Control The Future

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Chairman Xi Jinping threw down the gauntlet to the U.S. in a May 2017 speech, where he outlined the plan for establishing a Chinese-supervised "Digital Silk Road." President Xi realizes that the information dimension of modern war is bound up with China's apparent overall objective of unseating the United States as the leader of the existing liberal democratic world order.

Xi seemingly wants to secure a commanding lead in the emerging hi-tech disciplines to create a sense of inevitability about China's rise to world domination. The U.S. still has the time, talent and resources to secure a victory over China in this contest for global leadership, provided that the U.S. has the will, self-discipline and flexibility to institute a total societal mobilization over decades.

Sep 29 07:20

Chinese State Media Floats Trump 'October Surprise' Theory Centered On Disputed Islands

The editor-in-chief of the Chinese Community Party run Global Times, Hu Xijin, has once again raised eyebrows with his typical bellicose and provocative statements and predictions.

This time he took things to a new level, cryptically citing "information learned" — as if from an insider source or perhaps even Chinese intelligence — to suggest President Trump has a major 'October Surprise' in store, and of course it relates to the prospect of military conflict with China at a moment things are fast heating up over the Taiwan issue in particular.

Sep 29 07:20

California EV Mandate Could "Lead To Disaster" For State's Already Fragile Electric Grid

Now that genius California lawmakers have mandated that all cars in the state must be electric by 2035, it seems like a good time to ask what, exactly, this is going to do to the state's already fragile power grid.

In what will likely come as a surprise to lawmakers who we can almost guarantee didn't think about this in advance, it turns out that electrifying all of the state's vehicles could be "an immense burden" on the state's grid, according to Bloomberg.

In fact, this past week's executive order could drive up power demands in the state by as much as 9.5% over the next 10 years and 25% by 2035. This could be a "nightmare" scenario for a state where power is often so tight that rolling blackouts are ordered to prevent the system from collapsing during heat waves.

Additionally, if everyone were to plug in their vehicles at the same time, at night, the problem could be concentrated and even worse.

Sep 29 07:19

US Launches Airstrikes in Iraq from Carrier For First Time in Two Years

For the first time in nearly two and a half years, US jets launched airstrikes in Iraq from an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. The strikes were carried out on September 23rd by two F/A-18F Super Hornets from the USS Nimitz, a spokeswoman for the Bahrain-based US 5th Fleet told Stars and Stripes on Monday.

“The last such strike was by USS Theodore Roosevelt in [March] 2018,” Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich said. Rebarich only said the attacks were carried out in Iraq and did not elaborate on targets.

Operation Inherent Resolve, the anti-ISIS coalition fighting in Iraq and Syria, reported airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in Kirkuk, Iraq, on that same day. It is likely that these strikes were carried out by the carrier-launched jets, but Stars and Stripes could not confirm this.

Sep 29 07:19

Heavy Casualties as Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting Continues

Fighting that erupted on Sunday between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenians in the contested mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh continued throughout Monday.

Officials in Nagorno-Karabakh said 26 more of their soldiers were killed on Monday evening, bringing the total of dead Nagorno-Karabakh troops to 84. Eleven civilians have been reported killed in the fighting, nine on the Azerbaijan side, and two on the Armenian side. So far, no Azeri military casualties have been reported.

Armenia and Azerbaijan, both post-Soviet states, have been locked in a territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh for decades.

After heavy fighting killed thousands in the early 1990s, a ceasefire was declared in 1994. While there have been flare-ups since the ceasefire, these latest clashes are the heaviest the region has seen since 1994.

Sep 29 07:19

Azerbaijan Denies That Turkey Is Sending Fighters From Syria

Azerbaijan rejected a statement from Armenia that claimed Turkey had sent Syrian fighters to support Azeri forces after heavy clashes in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. On Sunday, fighting erupted between Azeri and Armenian forces in the disputed area and continued on Monday, leaving dozens dead.

Armenia’s ambassador to Russia claimed that Turkey sent about 4,000 fighters to Nagorno-Karabakh from northern Syria. An aid to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev denied these rumors.

“Rumors of militants from Syria allegedly being redeployed to Azerbaijan is another provocation by the Armenian side and complete nonsense,” the aid said.

Sep 29 07:18

Nagorno-Karabakh: Historical grievances with dangerous potential

The winner in this war seemed so obvious – Azerbaijan, the oil-rich nation whose defence spending is much larger than the government budget of its impoverished adversary.

But for three decades and against all odds, cash-strapped Armenia defended its unrecognised satellite, Nagorno-Karabakh, a South Caucasus territory north of Turkey and Iran. Dominated by ethnic Armenians, it violently broke away from Azerbaijan after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.


Sep 29 07:18

Bill de Blasio announces investigation into whether Donald Trump paid city taxes saying it's 'a foregone conclusion' that he 'cheated New York City' out of millions

The mayor of New York has said he will task the city's finance department with investigating whether Donald Trump has paid his city taxes, in the wake of a bombshell New York Times investigation into the president's finances.

Sep 29 07:17

US Considering Forming an Asian NATO

There’s a general consensus in Washington that Beijing is the number one threat to US global hegemony. This has led some administration officials to consider forming a NATO type alliance in Asia to counter a rising China.

US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun recently suggested that the informal partnership between the US, Australia, Japan, and India could be the beginning of a NATO-style alliance in the Indo-Pacific.

The four countries, known as the Quad, already regularly hold military drills together in the Pacific. On August 31st, Biegun spoke at the US-India strategic dialogue and discussed the possibility of forming such an alliance with the Quad.

“It is a reality that the Indo-Pacific region is actually lacking in strong multilateral structures. They don’t have anything of the fortitude of NATO or the European Union,” Biegun said. “There is certainly an invitation there at some point to formalize a structure like this.”

Sep 29 07:17

US Threat to Evacuate Iraq Embassy Raises Fear of War

Iraqi Premier Mustafa Kadhimi came out of his recent visit to the United States with talk of a US drawdown and potential outright pullout from the country. As it stands today, Iraqi officials are expressing real concern that the United States could be about to start yet another war in the country.

All of the uncomfortable signs are there. The US has been threatening to close its Iraq embassy, and is making preparations to evacuate diplomats over the recent rocket attacks in the vicinity of the site.

The threat to close the site comes with the usual bells and whistles, and ultimatums, about how unhappy the US is with the Iraqi government. Talk of the Shi’ite militias responsible being in league with Iran also makes this a potential proxy war, one the US has oft-threatened.

Sep 29 07:16

Nancy Pelosi says revelations Trump has collected $300 million in loans are 'a national security issue' because he could owe foreign countries who have 'leverage'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday said the notes coming due for President Donald Trump valued at hundreds of millions pose a 'national security risk' for the nation.

Sep 29 07:16

911 outages reported nationwide

Law enforcement agencies across the country reported 911 outages Monday night, with many being restored in about an hour.

After 7 p.m. Eastern time, several law enforcement agencies across Minnesota, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Nevada said their 911 systems were not functional. Most of the agencies released updates saying the system was restored by about 8:15 p.m. EDT.

It was not immediately clear if the outages were related to a Microsoft system issue also reported Monday, NBC New York noted. Microsoft’s status page for its cloud services said “Any user may experience access problems for Microsoft 365 services.”

Sep 29 07:16

Steve Mnuchin and the GOP say they will negotiate the Democrats' new $2.2trillion COVID package that includes a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, $600 in extra unemployment and $225billion for schools

Steve Mnuchin and the GOP are said to be open to talks on the Democrats' new $2.2trillion COVID package that includes a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, $600 in extra unemployment and $225billion for schools.

Sep 29 07:15

Turkey sets up new military bases in Kurdistan Region, as air campaign continues: sources

Turkey has deployed more troops and set up four new military bases in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as it continues bombardments on Duhok province, according to a security source.

“Turkey has set up four new military bases in Chale Zewke, Khala Sarka Spi, and Khala Rabia-Baranshe villages and near the village of Gire Biye in recent days,” a local security source who spoke on condition of anonymity told Rudaw on Monday, referring to villages in Duhok province’s Batifa subdistrict.

This comes as Turkish air forces conducted strikes on a valley in the vicinity of Baze village in the sub district early Monday, destroying the only water source for the village.

Sep 29 07:15

Turkey demands Armenia 'ends its occupation of Azerbaijan' amid re-ignited Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday demanded Armenia put an end to its "occupation" of Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, after fresh clashes broke out over the weekend.

"The time has come for crisis in the region that started with the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh to be put to an end. Once Armenia immediately leaves the territory it is occupying, the region will return to peace and harmony," Erdogan said.

His comments came after Turkish foreign minister reiterated his country's full support for Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on Monday.

Sep 29 07:14

Trump asks military to assess how quickly nuclear weapons could be pulled from storage and loaded onto bombers and submarines should arms control treaty with Russia expire in February 2021

The Trump administration has asked the military how quickly it would be able to pull nuclear weapons out of storage and load them onto bombers and submarines should an arms control treaty with Russian be allowed to expire, a report suggests.

Sep 29 07:14

Trump Administration Prepares Broad New Iran Sanctions

The exact wording is still being worked on, but the Trump Administration is preparing to introduce a new round of sanctions against Iran in general, and its financial sector in particular. The goal an executive order from Trump imposing these before the election.

Again, how it works isn’t yet confirmed, but the idea is to prevent every last avenue of legal financial exchange for Iran. Since this is already effectively the case with existing sanctions, the changes are likely to be minor.

These new restrictions will be presented as closing “loopholes,” and some officials are saying that the real goal is to prevent Joe Biden, if he wins the election, from easily reversing the sanctions and returning the US to the nuclear deal.

Sep 29 07:14

Governor Newsom asks Donald Trump for federal aid as California wildfires kill at least three, force nearly 70,000 evacuations and more wineries are completely devastated in Napa Valley

Three people were confirmed to have died in California's wildfires on Monday, as the northern wine country was on fire and nearly 70,000 people evacuated from their homes.

Sep 29 07:13

Second O'Keefe Video Drops: Alleged Cash-For-Ballot Transaction Caught On Tape, Ilhan Omar Accused Of Direct Involvement

Following an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity," James O'Keefe released a second ballot-harvesting video featuring an apparent purchase of a ballot from a Somali resident of Minnesota.

The video then features several allegations made by local Somalis regarding the alleged scheme - including Rep. Ilhan Omar's direct involvement.

Sep 29 07:10

People who regularly use acid reflux drugs are 24% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, study finds

People who regularly use acid reflux drugs are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Sep 29 07:08

FBI lover Peter Strzok says notes made public by defense attorneys for fired Trump aide Michael Flynn have been 'doctored to include inaccurate dates'

A lawyer for former FBI Special Agent Peter Stzork alleged Monday that some of his client’s notes made public in a case involving former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn have been doctored.

Sep 29 07:06

Donald Trump slams CNN for their 'sick' and 'totally ridiculous' report that he wanted daughter Ivanka to run as his VP in 2016

President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday night that reports stating he wanted his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump as his running mate were both 'sick' and wrong'.

Sep 29 07:06

'Do NOT underestimate Joe Biden's debating ability.' Trump campaign warns GOP 'rested and prepared' Democrat 'is capable of hitting a mark' despite president questioning whether he is 'all there'

President Donald Trump's campaign put out talking points in advance of Tuesday night's first presidential debate instructing GOP lawmakers and staff not to underestimate Democrat Joe Biden's debating ability.

Sep 29 07:04

Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney predicts there will be only ONE debate - and tries to laugh off president's drug test demand for Joe Biden as a joke

Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney predicted that the only presidential debate of 2020 will be Tuesday night's face-off in Cleveland.

Sep 29 07:04

The questions heading into the debate: Will Trump defend attacks on his taxes and the COVID response and can 'Sleepy' Joe Biden, 77, convince voters he has the strength to hold America's top job?

President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, will meet on the debate stage for the first time Tuesday night in Cleveland. Millions of voters will get their first opportunity to compare the candidates' policies and personalities side by side on national television for 90 minutes just five weeks before Election Day and as early voting is already unfolding in some states.

Sep 29 07:02

Leaked File From Trump's 2016 Campaign Reveals Strategy To DETER 3.5m Black Americans From Voting

A leak of a trove of data from Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign has revealed that it targeted millions of African Americans with a 'deterrence' campaign that critics are calling voter suppression.

Sep 29 07:01

Anthony Fauci Says Trump's New Coronavirus Adviser Scott Atlas Is Giving The President 'Bad Information' And Calls Him An 'Outlier' On The White House Task Force

Donald Trump's latest member of the White House coronavirus task force could be providing the president with misleading or incorrect information, Dr Anthony Fauci has warned.

Sep 29 07:00

Around 1,400 Virginia Voters Received Two Absentee Ballots In Mail, Officials Blame Printer Problems

Around 1,400 Virginia voters received two absentee ballots in the mail, according to multiple reports.

A problem with the printer resulted in employees accidentally sending out two ballots, Fairfax County election officials said according to the Washington Post.

Officials instructed people who received two ballots to destroy the second and noted that only one would be counted, Fox 5 DC reported.

Sep 29 06:59

Police break up massive college party of 1,000 people and 700 vehicles at Florida State University as coronavirus cases soar among its students

Police broke up a party of more than 1,000 Florida State University students a day after the state's bars and restaurants were opened to full capacity.

Sep 29 06:59

'It's A Regression': Biden's Tax Plan Will End Up Doing This Says Noted Economist

One of the main issues to consider in the face of the upcoming elections on November 3 is how and how drastically the country's economy will be affected according to who is elected.

According to new projections by former President Donald Trump's chief economist, Casey Mulligan, Joe Biden's fiscal plan and tax proposal, which would increase taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans, would drastically reduce the country's economy and destroy millions of jobs.

Sep 29 06:59

US teenagers aged 12 to 17 are TWICE as likely to catch coronavirus as children between the ages of five and 11, CDC report finds

Pre-teen and teenage children are about twice as likely as younger kids to catch coronavirus and spread it at school, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data reveals.

Sep 29 06:58

Joe Biden’s Texas Political Director Dallas Jones Accused of Illegal Ballot Harvesting

Joe Biden’ Texas political director was formally accused of helping run an illegal ballot harvesting operation.

According to the National File two investigators, including a former FBI agent and former police officer, testified under oath they have VIDEO EVIDENCE, documentation and witnesses for their investigation.

The accused Democrat official, Dallas Jones, was named the Biden campaign’s Texas Political Director in early September.

Sep 29 06:58

I Was Convicted Of Felonies After Antifa Attacked Me And I Drew Down On Them. Help Me Take The Case To SCOTUS

Before Michael Forest Reinoehl shot Aaron Danielson. Before Kyle Rittenhouse. Before Marquise Love punted Adam Haner’s head into the ground. Before the McCloskeys. Before Jake Gardner in Omaha. Before the Albequerqe guy shot people shouting they were going to kill him.

Before Andy Ngo was attacked. Before Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys. Before riots were commonplace in Portland. Before everyone and their mother were accused of being white supremacists. Before “antifa” was a household term. Before Trump was even the nominee for President.

There was me.

Sep 29 06:57

PICTURED: Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, 87, is seen walking through a private airport without a mask - just three months after she demanded a nationwide face cover mandate

Senator Dianne Feinstein has been branded a 'hypocrite' after being pictured walking inside a Washington DC airport terminal without a face covering on – just months after she called for a national mask mandate for all airlines and airports.

Sep 29 06:57

Trump Confirms U.S. Is Israel’s “Protector”

For many years the security framework in the Middle East has been described as a bilateral arrangement whereby Washington gained access to sufficient Saudi Arabian oil to keep the energy market stable while the United States provided an armed physical presence through its bases in the region and its ability to project power if anyone should seek to threaten the Saudi Kingdom. The agreement was reportedly worked out in a February 1945 meeting between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, just as World War 2 was drawing to a close. That role as protector of Saudi Arabia and guarantor of stable energy markets in the region later served as part of the justification for the U.S. ouster of the Iraqi Army from Kuwait in 1991.

Sep 29 06:56

Trump claims 'we're rounding the corner' with plan to send 150million rapid coronavirus tests to states and calls on governors to open up like Florida

President Donald Trump, under pressure over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak and facing a key presidential debate Tuesday, announced the federal government would ship 150 million rapid tests to U.S. states for opening schools and ensuring safety at centers for senior citizens.

Sep 29 06:56

FBI: Blacks Made Up 55.9% of Known Murder Offenders in 2019

The FBI has released its national crime stats for 2019. Murder was down 0.2%.

While blacks made up 52.5% of known murder offenders from 1980-2008, their percentage continues to inch upwards, reaching 55.9% in 2019:

Sep 29 06:55

Angela Davis vs. O.J. Simpson

Angela Davis and O.J. Simpson are two of the most famous people in America to have been tried for murder and acquitted.

Here’s a question: 50 years after Judge Harold Haley had his head blown off by a shotgun purchased by Dr. Angela Davis two days before, is there even a theory explaining how Davis could not have committed felony murder?

Of course, in the opinion of the jury, the prosecution failed to prove Davis was involved in murder beyond a reasonable doubt, just as the jury felt that the prosecution failed to prove Simpson was a murderer beyond a reasonable doubt.

But … I at least hear clever theories excusing OJ from his supporters, but not from Angela Davis’s many fans, who tend to be better placed in the media.

Sep 29 06:54

How Can We Blame the NRA? the Trace Publishes Mass Shooting Database Showing Majority Black Communities (10% of Census Tracts Nationally) Were Home to 50% of Mass Shootings in USA

So what does this article, showcasing the vast majority (disproportionate amount) of mass shootings in America happen in majority-black communities, leave out? See if you can find it.

Sep 29 06:53

'Nobody can force me to say something I don't want to': Armed Louisville store owner defends moment he refused to bow down to BLM mob when they demanded he repeat 'Black Lives Matter'

A Louisville store owner who was filmed in a tense confrontation with Black Lives Matter protesters who tried to get him to say 'black lives matter' has defended his refusal in a Fox interview.

Sep 29 06:53

Texas sheriff smirks in mugshot as he's charged with evidence tampering in death of black father-of-two, 40, who was repeatedly tasered while gasping 'I can't breathe' while being filmed for cop reality TV show Live PD

A grand jury on Monday indicted a Texas sheriff on a felony evidence-tampering charge in connection to the death of a black man in police custody that was caught on video early last year.

Sep 29 06:50

Video: US Is Preparing Military Response to Wave of Iranian-backed Attacks on Its Forces in Iraq

Over the past months, attacks on convoys of the US-led coalition moving military equipment and supplies have become an ordinary development in Iraq. Local Iranian-backed resistance groups demanding a US military withdrawal from the country have conducted over two dozen attacks so far. The most recent ones took place on September 22 and 23.

The September 22 attack erupted in the district of al-Dujayl, around 60 km to the north of Baghdad. According to Iraq’s Security Media Cell, the convoy was targeted with an improvised explosive device. No casualties were reported. On the afternoon of September 23, a second supply convoy of the U.S.-led coalition was targeted in the district of Awja, more than 160 km north of Baghdad.

Sep 29 06:49

Canadian woman, 53, charged with mailing ricin to Donald Trump is held without bail as it's revealed she was arrested at the US border 'with a semiautomatic handgun, nearly 300 rounds of ammunition, pepper spray, a knife and a stun gun'

A woman charged with mailing ricing to Donald Trump was arrested at the Canada-US border with a semiautomatic handgun, nearly 300 rounds of ammunition, pepper spray, a knife and a stun gun, prosecutors say.

Sep 29 06:49

The Guardian’s Deceit-riddled New Statement Betrays Both Julian Assange and Journalism

In my recent post on the current hearings at the Old Bailey over Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States, where he would almost certainly be locked away for the rest of his life for the crime of doing journalism, I made two main criticisms of the Guardian.

A decade ago, remember, the newspaper worked closely in collaboration with Assange and Wikileaks to publish the Iraq and Afghan war diaries, which are now the grounds on which the US is basing its case to lock Assange behind bars in a super-max jail.

My first criticism was that the paper had barely bothered to cover the hearing, even though it is the most concerted attack on press freedom in living memory. That position is unconscionably irresponsible, given its own role in publishing the war diaries. But sadly it is not inexplicable. In fact, it is all too easily explained by my second criticism.

Sep 29 06:48

Weaponizing the Term “Conspiracy Theory”: Disinformation Agents and the CIA

‘Conspiracy theory’ is a term that strikes fear and anxiety in the hearts of most every public figure, particularly journalists and academics. Since the 1960s the label has become a disciplinary device that has been overwhelmingly effective in defining certain events as off limits to inquiry or debate. Especially in the United States, raising legitimate questions about dubious official narratives destined to inform public opinion (and thereby public policy) is a major thought crime that must be cauterized from the public psyche at all costs… CIA Document 1035-960 played a definitive role in making the ‘conspiracy theory’ term a weapon to be wielded against almost any individual or group calling the government’s increasingly clandestine programs and activities into question. – From CIA Document 1035-960

Sep 29 06:48

Inferno and the “Fourth Circle”. The American Empire and the 2020 Pandemic

Unnoticed except in the aftermath and ignored generally in popular debate or historical literature was the far more insidious deal made secretly while everyone from Bonn to Boston and Lyon to Los Angeles was queuing for petrol or the dole. In 1971 Richard Nixon had announced that the US dollar would no longer be redeemable for gold– at any price. This decision had been largely induced by the enormous debt incurred funding the US war against Vietnam. In the course of this fateful decision, secret negotiations were undertaken with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which led to an agreement that Saudi Arabia and OPEC would not sell oil in any currency except US dollars. The oil crisis pushed the price of oil to such heights that many countries in Europe and especially the newly independent countries, soon exhausted their foreign exchange reserves and were compelled to borrow US dollars to pay for oil imports. The result was a boom for the US regime, e.g.

Sep 29 06:45

Omar Connected Harvester SEEN Exchanging $200 for General Election Ballot."We don't care illegal."

Sep 29 06:45

Glenn Greenwald tells Megyn Kelly he has been 'formally banned' from MSNBC

The Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald told Megyn Kelly that he was "formally banned" from MSNBC because of his criticism of the network's coverage of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

"I used to be really good friends with Rachel Maddow," Greenwald told Kelly on the inaugural episode of her new podcast. "Before she got her MSNBC show and was on Air America, I used to go on all the time and we used to bash Democrats from the left as a fraudulent political party."

"She's very, very smart. Same with [MSNBC host Chris Hayes], who's been a longtime friend of mine. I used to go on both of their shows all the time to kind of feed the audience whatever they felt like they wanted them to be fed."

Sep 29 06:44

Higher narcissism linked to more active role in politics, study suggests

Many believe the more people who participate in the political process, the better it is for a democracy. A new international study finds the character of both the politicians and the voters involved can undermine that process. Researchers say narcissistic people tend to take a more active role in politics and their views don’t necessarily put the country’s interests first.

Narcissism is a personality trait which combines selfishness, a feeling of entitlement, and a need for admiration. A series of three studies in the United States and Denmark reveals that individuals displaying higher levels of narcissism are more likely to want their voices heard in the political arena. When it comes to narcissistic voters, these people tend to contact political officials, sign more petitions, donate to campaigns, and vote more often in midterm elections.

Sep 29 06:44

Nagorno-Karabakh Live Updates: Armenia Claims to Have Downed Azerbaijani Helicopter

Armenia and the breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh previously declared martial law and general mobilisation, while Azerbaijan declared partial martial law and partial mobilisation, closing its airports to all countries except Turkey.

Both sides report continuing clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, with numerous photos and videos of the fighting from Monday and Sunday published on social media. Azerbaijan has claimed that Armenian forces lost 550 servicemen, while Armenia reported only several dozen casualties, adding that Baku had lost hundreds of soldiers.

The UN Security Council plans to convene later in the day in order to address the clashes, according to media reports.