News and Headlines.10/9/2020

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In The News:

Punishment Announced After Army Reserve Soldiers Appeared at Democratic Convention

“The supervisor at fault will receive the appropriate level of disciplinary action for violating the governing standards.”

“As a matter of long-standing policy, military service members and federal employees acting in their official capacity may not engage in activities that associate the DOD with any partisan political campaign or elections, candidate, cause or issue,” the Department of Defense website reads.

“In addition, all military members, including National Guard and Reserve forces, are prohibited from wearing military uniforms at political campaign events.”

Trump To Host First In-Person Event At White House Since COVID-19 Infection


Trump had previously told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday that he would be conducting a campaign rally Saturday, but White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany walked back the statement Friday morning.

Trump’s new plan for Saturday is to hold a “law and order” themed event at the White House, according to ABC.

The event is reportedly scheduled to take place outdoors on the White House south lawn and will take place in conjunction with an event planned with conservative activist Candace Owens‘ “Blexit” group.

Owens’ movement seeks to bring black voters away from the Democratic Party, which she refers to as the new “plantation.”

Survival camps to activate, open for members on Nov. 3 over fears of post-election violence

Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot

Fortitude Ranch camps in West Virginia and Colorado will open Nov. 3 to protect members, the outlet noted, citing the company’s October newsletter.

In addition, Fortitude Ranch expects possible “looting and violence” that could turn into clashes that spread far and wide and last a long time — and that’s whether Republican President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the election, Reuters added.

“This will be the first time we have opened for a collapse disaster, though it may end up not being so,” Fortitude Ranch CEO Drew Miller told the outlet in emailed statement.

“We consider the risk of violence that could escalate in irrational, unpredictable ways into widespread loss of law and order is real.”


UNC Asheville under shelter-in-place order after suspect reportedly issues threats if BLM mural not painted over: ‘Stay away from campus today’

Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot

According to the Asheville Citizen Times, officials issued the order after several offices at the university reportedly received an email containing a “direct threat” to the college community, which also demanded that the college’s Black Lives Matter mural be covered up with new paint.

“The email demanded that the Black Lives Matter mural on University Heights on campus be painted over,” a portion of the notice read.

“A decision has been made to send a Bulldog Alert to all faculty, staff, and students to shelter in place until further notice.

We ask that employees, other than essential personnel, stay away from campus today.”

China Exploits Students Abroad to Steal American Tech, New Report Says

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Since 2006, the number of Chinese students in America has increased by a factor of five, and a significant minority of these students, who primarily study in scientific and mathematical fields, pose a security threat to the United States for theft of American research.

China often requires its students to engage in operations that benefit the Chinese Communist Party as a condition of their study abroad program, according to the report. 

Much of the technology stolen by these students is sent by backchannels to companies and institutions associated with the Chinese military, providing Chinese armed forces an innovative edge.

“In effect, U.S. universities are training scientists and engineers who will work in a range of organizations antithetical to U.S. national security interests, including the [People’s Liberation Army],” the report reads.

Ohio public employee asks Supreme Court for dues back

Daniel J. Macy |
Daniel J. Macy |

Nathaniel Ogle, who works for the Ohio Department of Taxation, was never a member of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees  (AFSCME) union but alleges he had mandatory union fees deducted from his paycheck by union officials, the release said.

Ogle’s case was dismissed by a district court in 2019, and a three-judge panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held the union could avoid paying back the money, the foundation said.

The foundation noted that the Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that it is unconstitutional to require public employees like Ogle to subsidize union activities. Ogle then filed a class action lawsuit seeking the fees taken before the 2018 decision from himself and potentially thousands of others.


Southwest Louisiana faces second major hurricane in six weeks

Image by NOAA and National Weather Service
Image by NOAA and National Weather Service

(The Center Square) – Southwest Louisiana residents who hadn’t evacuated were preparing to hunker down Friday afternoon as the region faced its second major hurricane in six weeks.

“We’re nowhere close to being fully recovered [from Hurricane Laura],” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “This is going to exacerbate what is already a bad situation.”

Hurricane Delta was expected to make landfall after 7 p.m. Friday between Lafayette and Lake Charles. Delta had weakened slightly and was expected to arrive as a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of about 110 miles per hour.

Wisconsin Black Lives Matter Rioters Begin Destroying Homes of Local Residents

The attack on private homes came on the heels of the police shooting of a black 17-year-old who was armed with a handgun.

The violent demonstrators moved over to suburban homes and began throwing rocks and smashing in the windows as police helplessly warned residents to “lock their doors and move away from windows.”

The terrorist attacks on the homes were captured on video.

One resident can be heard on the video yelling, “That’s people’s houses.”

Former Gitmo Navy commander sentenced to 2 years for lying about civilian’s death

Capt. John Nettleton (U.S. Navy)
Capt. John Nettleton (U.S. Navy)

Retired Navy captain John Nettleton’s sentence came down more than five years after Christopher Tur’s body was found. Nettleton was not charged in Tur’s death but was convicted in January of six counts of obstruction of justice and lying to officials.

He was sentenced Thursday following an hourslong hearing where Tur’s mother and siblings pleaded for a severe sentence. Nettleton’s family and friends described him as an upstanding veteran combat helicopter pilot who led a life of integrity, during their time in front of the judge.

Federal prosecutors had sought 37 to 46 months in prison. Defense lawyers pushed for no jail time.

Louisiana priest arrested for alleged threesome on church altar: report

Rev. Travis Clark was arrested on Oct. 1 for obscenity.
Rev. Travis Clark was arrested on Oct. 1 for obscenity. (St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office)

A witness in Pearl River, northeast of New Orleans, called police on Sept. 30 after allegedly viewing Rev. Travis Clark, 37, through a window engaged with two high-heeled, corseted women.

Clark was allegedly partially dressed in his priestly attire.

The group had allegedly set up stage lighting and appeared to be recording the encounter on a cellphone, according to the New Orleans Advocate.

The witness said they became suspicious when noticing the lights at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church were on late at night.

The alleged incident was recorded by the witness and showed to police.

Trump Official Moves to the Projects | A look into the NYC Public Housing Crisis

The latest resident in Bronx public housing system is the federal government’s top housing official in the region. Feb 22, 2019.


A Dream Deferred: The Broken Promise of New York City Public Housing | Full Episode | Local, USA

NYC public housing residents moved in with the promise of affordable housing.

Lack of oversight and political chaos have left them living in horrific conditions.

A DREAM DEFERRED offers a look at the lives of these residents.
Premiered Jan 13, 2020.

Supreme Court blocks federal abortion pill delivery restrictions; first abortion decision since Ginsburg death

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, as the justices begin a new term following the recent death of their colleague, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, as the justices begin a new term following the recent death of their colleague, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP)

The ruling would, for now, continue to allow women to obtain an abortion pill by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The high court has returned the case to a federal trial court in Maryland for further review of the issue. Justices Sam Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented.

The ruling comes nearly three months after a federal judge in Maryland ruled that, during the coronavirus pandemic, health care providers can arrange for mifepristone to be mailed or delivered to patients.

The FDA has approved mifepristone to be used in combination with a second drug, misoprostol, to end an early pregnancy or manage a miscarriage.


Advocates for Defunding Police Drop Millions to Boost Dem Senate Candidates

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Each Democratic candidate benefiting from MoveOn’s cash has steered clear from calling for defunding the police, an issue that may not go over well with a large swath of constituents.

MoveOn has also posted videos on “understanding the racist roots of police violence.”

MoveOn is likewise part of a left-wing coalition that is preparing for postelection violence.

The liberal group is a member of the Fight Back Table, which is planning to mobilize for “civil and political” unrest following the elections if Joe Biden does not win in a landslide.

NSA O’Brien makes good on Trump promise, releases previously redacted Russia document

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien made good Friday on President Trump’s transparency pledge in the Russia collusion case, releasing in its entirety a previously heavily redacted document from the Robert Mueller probe showing why Russian diplomats met with Trump in May 2017.

The Southeastern Legal Foundation had sued under the Freedom of Information Act and spent a year trying to force the disclosure of the email.

The group applauded O’Brien’s decision to release the document Friday without redactions, saying it helped the public understand that a meeting portrayed as nefarious during the Russia collusion controversy was, in fact, perfectly appropriate and routine.

‘Out of control. A rigged election’: Trump speaks out after nearly 50,000 Ohio voters received wrong ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump is speaking out after nearly 50,000 voters received incorrect absentee ballots in the county that is home to Ohio’s capital.

Elections officials promised Friday that corrected ballots would be mailed within 72 hours.

The error happened Saturday afternoon when someone changed a setting on a machine that places absentee ballots into mailing envelopes, Franklin County elections officials said Thursday.

Some ballots had an incorrect congressional race, while others had the correct information but were sent to voters in a different precinct.


Majority of voters say they are better off now than in 2016: poll

Gallup, in a survey between Sept. 14-28, found that 56% of registered voters said they were better off than they were four years ago, while just 32 percent said they were worse off.

This is in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, which has also led to an economic downturn and a number of pandemic-related restrictions for businesses and schools across the country.

But it suggests that voters still have a strong economy that carried through the majority of Trump’s term in mind.

White House: Trump has approved revised COVID-19 stimulus package

FOX Business’ Blake Burman reports President Trump has approved a revised plan on coronavirus relief.


President Trump Condemning White Supremacy Compilation

Media Myth DEBUNKED — Here’s a montage of all the times President Trump has condemned and disavowed white supremacy.

Early voting starts in Arizona with record-breaking turnout

While more than 75% of the approximately 4.1 million registered voters in the Copper State are permanently signed up to receive mail ballots, a large number of those who vote in person choose to do so early, according to the Associated Press.

In the state’s August primary, more than 80% of the ballots cast were sent in or cast before Election Day.

While Arizona has historically voted red up and down the ballot, it is a battleground state this year and under national scrutiny.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Biden supports ALL radical leftist policies

We are less than one month away from the presidential election.

Joe Biden has called a lid, which means he stopped public appearances for the day, dozens of times over the past month.

He still dodges reporter questions, and he straight up refused to answer questions the American people want to know during the first presidential debate.

So, here are 10 things you need to know about Joe Biden.
Liz Wheeler.

Hannity: Democrats attempting ‘biggest power grab in history’

Sean Hannity examines Joe Biden’s radical and dangerous agenda for America.


Tucker: Democrats will justify court-packing by citing diversity

Tucker Carlson explains the key moments from vice presidential debate.

FOX NEWS VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson: Trump must make election about class, not race

Hoover Institution senior fellow joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ with his thoughts on the vice presidential debate.

Portland mayoral candidate spotted with skirt featuring photos of communist leaders

Sarah Iannarone — who, like all other candidates in the race, is unaffiliated with a political party — can be seen in the photo, shared earlier this week by independent journalist Andy Ngo, wearing a skirt covered in the faces of Che Guevara, Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin.

Iannarone is beating incumbent Mayor Ted Wheeler in the race, which uses a nonpartisan voting system in local elections, by upward of 11 points, according to the latest survey from local newspaper Willamette Week, published Monday.

The mother and Portland State University educator paired her Communist garb with a shirt from her campaign merchandise, bearing her first name.

Federal appeals court reinstates criminal convictions of Hunter Biden’s business partner

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday reversed a lower court decision to grant a new trial in a fraud case involving Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Devon Archer.

Hunter Biden was not charged in the scheme, but Biden’s name was reportedly “invoked at various stages of the fraud as a selling point in transactions.”

Archer was indicted on March 26, 2018 and charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and securities fraud for a Native American tribal bond scheme hatched by Archer and several of his business partners.


‘Progressive’ Mayoral Candidate in Texas Arrested on 109 Counts of Mail-In Voter Fraud

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office announced that the 39-year-old candidate fraudulently requested more than one hundred ballots for a fictitious nursing home.

According to Sheriff Tracy Murphree, his department was alerted on Sept. 23 that the absentee ballots were requested to be sent to an alleged nursing home facility in Lewisville, Texas.

But authorities say that many of the people in whose name the requests were made said that they did not actually ordered a mail-in ballot.

World News:

Madrid thrown back into quarantine 7 months after lockdown meant to break the virus

Nations across Europe shuttered cities and regions, and eventually the countries themselves were locked down.

The measures were a needed solution to the dire COVID-19 health crisis, leaders explained. They also promised an upside to the dreary weeks indoors: The lockdowns would break the curve of coronavirus infections and save countless lives.

Seven months after the quarantines began, it’s beginning to look like the world was oversold on the benefits of the authoritarian restrictions.

The virus was not crushed by lockdowns, and leaders who shut down their countries in March are again battling COVID-19 in October. Now, millions of people who endured the spring quarantine will have to face another one this fall.

Saudi Arabia warns Palestinians over rhetoric; US sanctions 17 Iran’ banks- TV7 Israel News 09.10.20

1) Saudi Arabia’s former Intelligence Chief and mythological Ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, warned the Palestinian leadership that their blatant rhetoric toward Monarchs of Arab Gulf states’ is unacceptable.

2) Lebanon’s Iranian-proxy Hezbollah emphasizes that ongoing negotiations on border demarcation with Israel “has absolutely nothing to do with reconciling” with the Jewish State.

3) Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu for the first time since tensions escalated in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Death toll soars as Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict escalates: ‘This is a fight against jihadists’

A man speaks with his child, wounded during shelling, in Stepanakert, the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.
A man speaks with his child, wounded during shelling, in Stepanakert, the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued on Monday morning after erupting the day before, with both sides blaming each other for resuming the attacks. (Areg Balayan/PAN Photo via AP)

Ever since tensions flared up again late last month, everything from rockets to missiles to munitions continues to crack in and around Nagorno-Karabakh — the hotly fought-after land parcel bordering Christian-dominant Armenia and Muslim-majority Azerbaijan.

And there is little reprieve in sight, with both countries accusing each other of having triggered the renewed clashes.

“It is a full-scale war with all its elements. Heavy fighting on the frontline along with a humanitarian crisis in almost the whole territory,” Varuzhan Geghamyan, a 29-year-old researcher in Stepanakert, told Fox News.


Flight attendant sentenced after smuggling heroin to pay for daughter’s medical bills: report

Flight attendant Zailee Zainal carried one kilo bags of heroin between her thighs
Flight attendant Zailee Zainal carried one kilo bags of heroin between her thighs.CREDIT:AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE

Zailee Hana Zainal, 40, of Malindo Air, spent three months practicing how to walk confidently with a pillow between her legs to get used to having large packages of heroin in her crotch, Victoria County Court Judge Michael Cahill said Thursday, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

She would go on to store the drugs in the lavatory during her flights.

Zainal was a major player in a drug syndicate that imported millions of dollars of heroin into Melbourne using cabin crew members from Malindo and Malaysia Airlines, officials said.


What Do You Know About the Supreme Court?

What do people at the beach know about Supreme Court justices? Will Witt asks if they think it’s fair to appoint a judge in an election year. Check it out!

Why would anyone believe Democrats let alone vote for them,Seriously?

I’ve’ been thinking didn’t the Democrat’s in the 2018 midterms promising not to focus so much on impeachment and investigations and instead trying to work with the President when they could and bring people together and that people where tired of the fighting and wanted peace.

A few examples, remember theses?

A victorious Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will use their newly won majority to pursue a bipartisan agenda for the country and work for “solutions that bring us together.”