President Donald Trump said on Friday that his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was “under assault” by radical leftist politicians, appearing to grow impatient with the delay of his appointee’s confirmation proceedings.
The Justice Department is considering delaying a meeting with state attorneys general planned for next week to discuss concerns about conservative voices being stifled on social media, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
Turkey’s defense ministry said on Friday the borders of the demilitarized zone to be set up in Syria’s Idlib region were agreed in meetings with a Russian committee.
Israel will cut the tax revenue it transfers to the Palestinian Authority if it pays the family of the killer of an American-Israeli settler, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Friday.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, the Vatican said on Friday, in his latest move to confront a widening worldwide sexual abuse scandal.
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and army carried out a joint aerial military drill in the Gulf on Friday in what official media said indicated the “pounding reply” that awaited the country’s enemies.
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The Russian military says that over 3,000 Syrians have returned to their homes over the past week.
Israel has provided Moscow with proof it bore no responsibility for bringing down a Russian plane in Syria, an Israeli military official said on Friday. Fifteen Russian crew were killed when an IL-20 surveillance plane crashed near Latakia in northern Syria on Monday. Russia has said Syria shot the plane down shortly after Israeli jets hit a target in the area.
Air Force Special Ops is accelerating a strategic shift from its recent counterinsurgency focus to major power war.
Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car bomb exploded just metres away, killing him and his cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi. The deaths of Faramarz and Ahmadi on September 5 took the number of journalists and media workers killed in Afghanistan this year to 14, making the country the deadliest in the world for the media.
Three babies and two adults were slashed during an early-morning assault at a suspected illegal childcare center in New York City on Friday, police said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hezbollah “not to think twice but at least 20 times before deciding whether to attack Israel,” after the Shiite movement said it had acquired “precision missiles”.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested Israel’s new high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv on Thursday, but much work remains before it is fully operational.
Turkey has played a positive role in Syria’s Idlib province, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday after Turkey and Russia announced on Monday that their troops would enforce a new demilitarized zone in Idlib.
India cancelled on Friday a rare meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart scheduled to have taken place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, only a day after announcing it would take place. The Indian foreign ministry blamed the “latest brutal killings of our security personnel by Pakistan-based entities and the recent release of a series of twenty postage stamps by Pakistan glorifying a terrorist and terrorism”.
Suspected dissident FARC guerrillas murdered three geologists working for a Canadian gold mining company in northwestern Colombia, the army said on Thursday.
Iran’s air force is carrying out a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea, the country’s official IRNA news agency said Friday.
At least 126 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials said. Many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after being halted overnight.
Japan’s space agency (JAXA) believes it has successfully landed two robotic explorers on the surface of an asteroid, making history. “We don’t have confirmation yet, but we are very, very hopeful.”
At least 12 villagers were killed late on Thursday during an attack by suspected jihadists in Mozambique’s northern village of Paqueue, in Cabo Delgado region. “Ten people were shot by firearms and two burnt [to death] after 55 houses were charred. A person was beheaded after being shot dead.”
Under the communist Soviet Union, political dissent was deemed a psychiatric disorder, and opponents regularly were sent to mental institutions. Critics say it’s still going on in Russia. Whether or not that’s the case, it’s definitely going on in France. Marine Le Pen, the leader of the right-wing National Rally party, has been ordered to be examined by a psychiatrist “to determine if she “is capable of understanding remarks and answering questions.'”
The idea of police and prosecutors confiscating the property of criminals began logically: A bank robber shouldn’t be able to keep the money he stole or anything he bought with it. But that has evolved into prosecutors in Philadelphia confiscating property before a conviction, or even without one. And using the proceeds for their own salaries.
News – 9/21/2018
The Next Big Geomagnetic Storm Poses An Astronomical Risk To Modern Man
Scientists are concerned about the next significant “space weather” event, which begins at the sun in the center of the solar system. Severe space weather occurs less frequently than traditional weather on Earth but can be more destructive in nature. The sun is now headed towards a solar minimum, forecasted to arrive in 2019 as the Sun changes over from Solar Cycle 24 to Solar Cycle 25. The Sun goes through 11-year cycles, during which solar activity increases and decreases.
DOJ stonewalling Trump order to release Russia docs
Nunes told the Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity Wednesday night he doesn’t understand why the FISA documents haven’t been released, noting Trump ordered that they be declassified immediately without redactions. “In terms of the FISA, it’s only 20 pages. All you have to do is make a copy and send it out, put it on the internet,” he said. “So, they’re, at this point, I do not understand why this hasn’t been declassified.” Nunes said the people “running around” saying there are national security concerns are the culprits themselves.“They are either covering up for their agency, or they are involved,” he said.
Bill Clinton’s Former ‘War Room’ Director Quietly Advising Kavanaugh Accuser
Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford is getting advice by Democratic super-activist Ricki Seidman, Politico reports.
Iran puts on ‘show of strength’ military exercise in Gulf
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and army carried out a joint aerial military drill in the Gulf on Friday in what official media said indicated the “pounding reply” that awaited the country’s enemies. Washington maintains a fleet in the Gulf that protects oil shipping routes.
Haley: US holds Iran ‘fully accountable’ for proxies’ attacks
US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley on Thursday chaired a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East. At the meeting, Haley pointed out the gravity of Iran’s actions, and urged the Council to focus on Iran’s aggression in Iraq. “The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is serious and worthy of this Council’s attention. But if there is one country that is the source of conflict and instability in the Middle East – one country that merits a quarterly debate in the Security Council – that country is not Israel. It’s Iran,”
Air Force Commander briefs Russia on Syria op
The Israel Air Force’s Commander, Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, returned from Russia today (Friday) after meeting his Russian counterpart and briefing him on the attack on Latakiya four days ago. That attack – which struck advanced Iranian weapons systems en route to Hezbollah – has been ascribed to Israel. “In the past hour, the coordination mechanism between the Russians and the IDF again operated in an efficient manner,” an IDF source said.
Putin: Probe expected on Russian plane shot down in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated Friday morning that there will be further examinations regarding the Russian plane that was shot down after an Israeli air strike on an Iranian military facility in Syria. Deputy Speaker of the Knesset MK Tali Fluskov (Kulanu) met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a Conference of Euro-Asian Women, which included some of Euro-Asia’s female leaders.
Nikki Haley: Iran proxies reportedly develop missile production in Iraq
Iranian proxies in Iraq are reportedly developing the capacity to produce missiles, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said…as she warned against the growing Iranian foothold in Iraq. “In recent months, Iran’s aggression has escalated. Iranian proxies in Iraq operate openly, with funding, training, and weapons supplied by Tehran. The Iranian regime has reportedly begun over the last few months to transfer ballistic missiles to these proxies in Iraq.
Netanyahu to Nasrallah: Want a fight? You’ll get ‘unimaginable’ response
If Hezbollah dares confront Israel it will receive an unimaginable blow, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as Jerusalem’s crisis with Moscow over Syria’s downing of a Russian plane triggered an unusual “war of words” with terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah. Speaking on Thursday at a Bible study…Netanyahu referred to comments Nasrallah made earlier in the day that Hezbollah already has the precision missiles Israel is trying to prevent…
White House sends warning shot to Palestinians over ‘pay for slay’
The Trump administration is warning the Palestinian Authority that severe US aid cuts to Ramallah may be in the offing unless it ends its compensation program for the families of murderers and terrorists…a White House official noted that…legislation compels the administration to “restrict the use of…Funds…unless…the PA has taken steps to end the practice of providing payments to individuals, and families of individuals, who committed acts of terrorism.”
Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases
China has told the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over purchases of Russian jets and missiles or “bear the consequences”. The US says China has contravened US sanctions on Moscow introduced over Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged interference in US politics. China recently bought 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 missiles.
Philippines landslide victims ‘sent texts from underneath rubble’
A landslide in the Philippines has killed at least 21 people and left dozens missing, with some texting for help from under the rubble, say police. The slide on Thursday engulfed two villages in Naga in Cebu province. It comes days after the north of the Philippines was hit by a typhoon, killing more than 80 people.
Syria war: Seized foreign IS fighters ‘must be taken home’
Captured foreign Islamic State militants must be taken back by their home countries, the Kurdish-led forces in north-eastern Syria have said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it would not put them on trial themselves and lacked the resources to hold them indefinitely. The SDF, which controls the region, say they hold about 500 jihadists, and hundreds of their wives and children.
Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years
A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday. Ear Spring on Yellowstone’s Geyser Hill went from being dormant on Saturday to spewing steam and water between 20 and 30 feet (6 and 9 meters) high, a height not recorded since 1957, said park spokesman Neal Herbert.
Iran puts on ‘show of strength’ military exercise in Gulf
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and army carried out a joint aerial military drill in the Gulf on Friday in what official media said indicated the “pounding reply” that awaited the country’s enemies. Tehran has suggested in recent weeks that it could take military action in the Gulf to block other countries’ oil exports in retaliation for U.S. sanctions intended to halt its sales of crude.
Emergency declared at Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina… all personnel blocked from entering the facility as “hot shutdown” under way
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has declared a state of emergency for both units of the Brunswick nuclear power facilities in North Carolina. An “unusual event” has occurred which is interfering with the ongoing “hot shutdown” of the nuclear power plants (a process which takes several weeks to complete).
Courts Have Deported Half of Obama’s 2014 Adult Migrants
Federal agents have repatriated 90 percent of the Mexicans and 45 percent of the Central American adults who created the border crisis of 2014, but only a tiny share of the 2014 “Unaccompanied Alien Children,” according to September 2017 data reported by the Department of Homeland Security.
Republican Congress Using Defense Bill to Fund Planned Parenthood and Aborted-Baby Parts Research
The Republican-controlled Congress is moving to enact a massive multi-agency spending bill that will permit funding of Planned Parenthood and federal research that uses tissue taken from aborted babies.
Transgender Kids in the UK: Number of Girls Jumps 4,415%, Number of Boys Rises 1,151%
The number of children in the United Kingdom (UK) seeking to change gender has skyrocketed since 2009/10, and the UK government wants to find out why.
Christians on bus executed for not reciting Islamic statement
Two Christians were murdered by members of the Islamic jihadist group Al-Shabaab in Kenya for refusing to recite the Islamic declaration of faith.
Philippines Typhoon Mangkhut death toll 81 with dozens more feared dead in Itogon landslide that hit miners’ shelter
The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 81 and could hit triple digits as searchers dig through a landslide where dozens are presumed dead, authorities said Wednesday. Mangkhut swamped farm fields in the nation’s agricultural north and smashed houses when it tore through at the weekend with violent winds and heavy rains.
Middle School Opposes Pro-Life Club, Faces Potential Civil Rights Lawsuit
The Thomas More Society, a public interest law firm, has declared the Rio Rancho Middle School’s refusal to allow students to form a pro-life club a “violation of the First Amendment,” and advised the public school that it could face a federal civil rights lawsuit if it does not sanction the club.
Apple Is Now Giving People “Trust Scores” Based on Their Calls and Emails
This information will likely not be a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to Big Tech’s increasing propensity to violate the privacy of users and use their data for questionable reasons, but here we are.
Christine Blasey Ford Published Eight studies about “Abortion Pill” and Works for Company that Produces It
Professor Christine Blasey Ford, while working for Stanford University, was also affiliated with Corcept Therapeutics (2006 – 2011). Her new Wikipedia page describes her as “director of biostatistics at Corcept.” Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (CORT) has a $1.66 billion market cap (worth), with current annual sales of $216 million.
Watch – Beto O’Rourke to Black American: Illegal Immigrants Needed for Cotton Gin
During a town hall event on Wednesday night, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) — running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Senate seat — told a black American who questioned his support of illegal immigration that illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico are today’s cotton pickers.
Why Is Bill Gates Warning About Global Pandemic Disease X?
Owen Shroyer speculates on why a leader of the World Health Organization, Bill Gates- indirectly responsible for both Ebola and Zika outbreaks- would warn about a global pandemic known as Disease X.
Christians, Aid Worker Brutally Murdered By Radical Islamic Terrorists In Kenya
Christians, citizens and at least one aid worker were brutally murdered by radical Islamic terrorists with ties to Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram in Kenya earlier this month. International Christian Concern (ICC), a group that tracks attacks on Christians around the world, first brought attention to the murders.
Child pornography reason behind Sunspot Observatory closure, according to court documents
A federal search warrant reveals that Sunspot Solar Observatory was shut down as FBI agents conducted computer forensic searches for child pornography.
Indonesian city orders top staff to ‘pray or get a new job’
An Indonesian city has ordered its top civil servants to visit their local mosque for dawn prayers or risk being fired, underscoring the growing influence of religion across the world’s biggest Muslim majority country.
Headlines – 9/21/2018
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