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Iran, Hezbollah planning attack against US at home, says US counterterrorism chief

Hezbollah Flag (upyernoz/Hezbollah)
Hezbollah Flag (upyernoz/Hezbollah)

“Protecting against such threats is even more important now, as Iran, its agents, and proxies plan ways to retaliate against the United States for the January 2020 killing of IRGC-QF Commander Qassem Soleimani,” Director Christine Abizaid told lawmakers.

“Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah balances his organization’s view of the United States as one of its primary adversaries against the likelihood of US retaliation if the group decided to conduct an attack,” Abizaid said.

“Iran views terrorism as a tool to support its core objectives, including projecting power in the Middle East, defending Shia Islam, and deterring its strategic rivals,” she added.

‘This is a crisis’: Oakland records 100th homicide of 2021, outpacing last year

The Oakland police department said it received reports on Monday morning about multiple gunshots being fired in East Oakland, a neighborhood that has long borne the brunt of gun violence in the city. Authorities later said a man had died, marking the tenth shooting death in the city in the past week.

“If this is not a call to everyone in the community that this is a crisis, I don’t know what is,” said LeRonne Armstrong, Oakland police chief, at a press conference that opened with 100 seconds of silence in memory of the lives lost so far this year.

Oakland, like many cities throughout the US, has seen an uptick in homicides since the onset of the pandemic. So far, 2021 is outpacing 2020. The city had logged 66 homicides this time last year, and 52 in 2019.

Iosco County mom charged in connection with stabbing death of her daughter

Sutton Mosser and Justine Johnson
Sutton Mosser and Justine Johnson

Someone reported they saw a human foot protruding from a garbage bag at a home in Oscoda Township on Friday morning.

When police arrived, they found the three-year-old child dead.

Oscoda Township Police believe Johnson stabbed her three-year-old daughter to death. The child’s body was at a home along Cedar Lake Road, where Johnson stayed with her grandmother.

The affidavit indicates one of Johnson’s brothers asked Justine Johnson where her child was on Thursday, the day before the child’s body was found. Police wrote she told the brother to mind his business. Justine Johnson faces homicide and child abuse charges.

Florida teacher arrested for having sex with underage student on beach

A teacher at an elite $84,000-a-year boarding school in Florida has been arrested and charged with having sex with an underage student after cops caught wind of the relationship from rumors among students.

Taylor J Anderson, 38, an English teacher at the prestigious IMG Academy, in Bradenton, turned herself in to Manatee County Jail on Monday.  

The allegations emerged in July after school administrators, who had heard rumors of the relationship, confronted the student victim who admitted they had sex.

BLM Protestors Verbally Attack Guardian Angels Member on Upper West Side

Credit: Twitter @ScooterCasterNY
Credit: Twitter @ScooterCasterNY

New video reveals Black Lives Matter protestors intimidating yelling, and using homophobic slurs against a member of the Guardian Angels organization on the Upper West Side Monday evening.

Joshua Penner was surrounded by Black Lives Matter protest, as can be seen in video clips posted to Twitter, where protestors screamed vulgar language, asked why he was here and called him crazy for inquiring about the protest.

Penner, a long-time Guardian Angels member, who lives nearby Carmine’s Restaurant where protests were taking place, remained calm and steadfast as he was being heckled, intimidated, and almost threatened with physical harm.

Deaf woman says she was refused service at Dunkin’ for asking employees to lower masks

A deaf woman in California said she was denied service at a local Dunkin’ location after she asked employees to remove their masks so she could read their lips. 

“I couldn’t hear anything. I wear a cochlear implant, but I didn’t have it on at that time. I’ve never been refused service and it hurts,” Shannon Heroux said in a viral TikTok video she posted Sept. 13. 

The incident occurred in the Encino area earlier this month when Heroux, who is an Uber driver, was at the cash register of the Dunkin’ and asked the cashier and manager to lower their masks so she could read their lips or to write down what they were saying. 

I was refused service at a Dunkin Donuts because I’m deaf. I want to spread awareness on how this is not okay. Part one of the video.


I was refused service at a Dunkin Donuts because I’m deaf. I want to spread awareness on how this is not okay. Part one of the video. 💔

♬ original sound – shannon_heroux

Discrimination Part 2 💔 please watch Part 1 to get an understanding of what happened and help spread awareness for the deaf community. #pandemic


Discrimination Part 2 💔 please watch Part 1 to get an understanding of what happened and help spread awareness for the deaf community. #pandemic

♬ original sound – shannon_heroux

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The ‘Outnumbered’ panel reacts to media’s claims about Border Patrol ‘whipping’ migrants

The ‘Outnumbered’ panel reacts to media’s claims about Border Patrol ‘whipping’ migrants.

Haitian migrants revolt in custody and seize control of privately contracted bus

A large white bus bound for San Antonio, Texas, was overtaken Monday afternoon during the two-and-a-half-hour trip from the international bridge in Del Rio.

The migrants on board had been picked up from the makeshift migrant camp, where thousands are waiting to be taken into custody, two federal law enforcement agents told the Washington Examiner.

“They did break out of the bus, and they did escape,” a senior federal law enforcement official confirmed to the Washington Examiner on Tuesday.

PART 1: Federal Govt HHS Whistleblower Goes Public With Secret Recordings “Vaccine is Full of Sh*t”

[PHOENIX – Sept. 20, 2021] Project Veritas released the first video of its COVID vaccine investigative series today featuring an interview with U.S. Health and Human Services [HHS] insider, Jodi O’Malley, who works as a Registered Nurse at the local Indian Medical Center.

O’Malley told Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe about what has been going on at her federal government facility. She recorded her HHS colleagues discussing their concerns about the new COVID vaccine to corroborate her assertions:

James O’Keefe & HHS Insider Jodi O’Malley discuss #CovidVaxExposed Part 1 Facebook/Instagram Removal

Tucker reveals the most pressing question for Americans about the border crisis

Fox Nation host Lara Logan joins Tucker Carlson to weigh in on the crisis at the southern border on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’.


That’s Not Justice’: Rand Paul Confronts FBI Director Over ‘Bias’ In Trump 2016 Investigation

At today’s Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) grilled FBI Director Christopher Wray over his agency’s alleged bias in investigating the Trump 2016 campaign.

Trump to Glenn Beck: I REJECTED Milley’s plan to leave military equipment in Afghanistan, and ‘I GUARANTEE that’s what happened to Biden’

For the first time in the history of “The Glenn Beck Program,” former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America’s direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden’s horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was “not even a little bit” like his plan, and why he thinks it was “the most embarrassing event in the history of our country.”

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China’s potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration’s plan.

Chicago’s Lightfoot pitches $500-per-month universal basic income for poor

The payments would be part of Lightfoot’s proposed $16.7 billion budget plan, which depends heavily on federal relief money to fill in the city’s spending gaps, WGN9 reported .

The $500 installments, which total around $31.5 million, would last one year and assist “hard-hit, low-income households in need of additional economic stability,” Lightfoot said.

City aldermen in Chicago had debated this type of universal basic income earlier in 2021, and blue states such as New York and California have experimented with similar programs.

Democrats pull $1B funding for Israel’s Iron Dome from spending bill

House Democrats reportedly removed a provision to give Israel $1 billion toward its Iron Dome defense system from the continuing resolution to keep the government open and funded past September 30 after opposition from the Squad.

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan are leading the blockade, according to Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio.

The outlet was also first to report that House Democrats pulled the measure after the progressive pushback.

Along with money to keep federal agencies running and their employees paid, the 93-page spending bill also includes $28.6 billion in disaster aid and $6.3 billion to help resettle Afghan refugees.

World News:

Taliban Official Says Acting PM Meets With Russian, Chinese, And Pakistani Envoys In Kabul

Ahmadullah Muttaqi, the Taliban's director of information and culture.
Ahmadullah Muttaqi, the Taliban’s director of information and culture.

The acting head of Afghanistan’s Taliban-led government, Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, has met in Kabul with representatives from Russia, China, and Pakistan, Taliban official Ahmadullah Muttaqi tweeted on September 21.

Muttaqi also said the Taliban was represented by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and Acting Minister of Finance Hedayatullah Badri. No details of the meeting were immediately available.

Chinese media said after the call that Putin told Xi he shares China’s positions and interests in Afghanistan and he is willing to work with China to “prevent foreign forces from interfering and destroying” the South Asian country.

Iran nuclear adventure must end or face consequence, Israeli Minister tells TV7 Israel News 21.09

1) Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shay tells TV7 that the Islamic Republic of Iran must cease its nuclear adventurism ‘or-else’ face the consequences of tomorrow.

2) IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi hopes to return to Tehran “soon” in-order to resolve outstanding questions on Iran’s undeclared nuclear activities.

3) EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell voices frustration over Iran’s continued defiance vis-à-vis nuclear-related diplomacy.

CFMEU accuses its own MEMBERS of being ‘far-right Nazis’

Whether or not he supports it personally, the CFMEU, under Setka’s direction, has done nothing to stop Labor leader Daniel Andrews’ health orders from putting thousands of union members’ jobs at risk.

This verbal scuffle over mandatory vaccination resulted in the crowd chanting, “Dan Andrews’ bitch!” at Setka, drowning out his attempts to calm them.

The confrontation started badly, with Setka’s off-sider flipping an ‘up yours’ V-sign as he stepped out of the building to address the crowd.

This is the one MELBOURNE PROTEST video they don’t want you to see

Yesterday’s protest outside CFMEU headquarters in Victoria marked a watershed moment for the union and the Labor Party.

Thousands of construction workers rallied outside the CFMEU base demanding to see union boss John Setka after failing to protect members from Labor’s mandatory vaccination order.

In an extraordinary move, the CFMEU released an official statement blaming the protest on a mob of far-right Nazis instead of acknowledging the anger of thousands of CFMEU construction workers.

Nurses’ unions call for more nurses, not less, as vax mandate cuts loom

“We need more nurses!” That was one of the pleas a group of nurses chanted out front of B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix’s Vancouver constituency office on September 17.

The BC Nurses Union (BCNU) partnered with the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) and other nursing unions to take part in Canada’s Nurses Day of Action

Nurses’ unions call for more nurses, not less, as vax mandate cuts loom

Drea Humphrey speaks to a group of nurses gathered outside of British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix’s office who were protesting the government, calling for more nurses, not less, as potential cuts loom from those who can’t or won’t take a COVID-19 vaccine.

ABC’s school racism documentary is ‘truly terrible’

The IPA’s Bella D’Abrera says the ABC’s new series focusing on racist attitudes among primary school students is “truly terrible”.

“It’s based on a program that [had] the same idea that was aired in England a year ago,” Ms D’Abrera told Sky News host Chris Smith.

“I mean the whole idea is to uncover what they call unconscious bias and white privilege that is apparently rampant in our schools.

“The entire premise of the program is fundamentally flawed because it basically says that the only thing that dictates whether we’re successful in life is the colour of our skin.”


Big Tech Censorship Has Become Arm of the Gov’t—It’s State Action ‘in Disguise’ | CLIP

He argues: “When the private actors are in bed with the government, doing the bidding of the government, censoring content that government does not want to see, taking orders and threats from them—and by the way, is immunized by the government by this special statute called Section 230—then, in that case, you can’t have it both ways.”

They must either operate as a private company or be held to the “same constraints as the federal government itself. They have to be bound by the First Amendment of the Constitution,” Ramaswamy says.

Ramaswamy also argues that many Republicans have fallen into a trap by trying to use antitrust law to police big tech. Even if the tech giants are all broken up into small companies, they would adhere to the same ideological dogma.

The most dangerous monopoly of all “is not a monopoly of products. It is a monopoly of ideas,” Ramaswamy says.

AOC’s ‘Tax The Rich’ dress designer has ‘few problems’ paying her taxes

Sky News host Paul Murray says it seems the designer of AOC’s ‘Tax The Rich’ Met Gala dress has a “few problems” when it comes to paying her taxes.

Greg Gutfeld roasts AOC over ‘tax the rich’ dress

Fox News host weighs in on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Met Gala dress.