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News and Headlines.8/20/2021

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Report: ‘Americans Beaten,’ One-Year-Old Tear Gassed in Kabul Chaos

AP Photo/Rahmat Gul
AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed reports of beatings of U.S. citizens at the Taliban’s hand on Friday, calling it “unacceptable.”

The UK Guardian reported on Thursday that Australian citizens were “beaten, hit with weapons and whipped by Taliban militants when they presented their documents and insisted there were flights waiting for them.”

Taliban forces reportedly repeatedly rejected one man’s Australian passport, insisting it was “fake” or invalid. The Associated Press suggested “many of the Taliban fighters could not read the documents” they were rejecting.

Taliban fighters used guns, chains, and whips to keep Afghans from reaching the airport, according to footage surfacing from the scene:

Florida school officer who hid during Parkland shooting to face trial

(Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
(Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)

Broward Circuit Judge Martin Fein declined to dismiss the child negligence charges against former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Prosecutors have said that Peterson failed to come to the rescue as Cruz was making his way through the school’s hallways. The law that Peterson is accused of breaking specifically applies to caregivers, but defense attorneys argued during a hearing Wednesday that a law enforcement officer doesn’t fit the legal definition of a caregiver.

Prosecutors are arguing that school resources officers are inherently different from other law enforcement officers and should be considered caregivers.

Nearly 15 Million Mail-in-Ballots Unaccounted for in 2020 Election, Report Says

Public Interest Legal Foundation filed a research brief that alleges because of the coronavirus pandemic last year, various U.S. states “hastily pushed traditionally in-person voters to mail ballots while, at the same time, trying to learn how to even administer such a scenario.”

PILF President J. Christian Adams, who previously served as a U.S. Justice Department civil rights attorney, said the results of their research should put an end to mail-in voting.

“These figures detail how the 2020 push to mail voting needs to be a one-year experiment,” Adams said in a statement.

“Some of the counties with the least experience in administering mail voting rejected the most ballots nationwide. If continued, 2020-style chaos will become the norm,” he added.

FBI Kneecapped Their Investigation Into Militia Leadership

 FBI Kneecapped Their Investigation Into Militia Leadership

US Army Fort Leonard Wood soldier who went missing while kayaking Sunday found dead

The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood leaders are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Specialist Joshua J. Morrison, a missing Soldier.  (U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood)
The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood leaders are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Specialist Joshua J. Morrison, a missing Soldier.  (U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood)

Morrison disappeared Tuesday in the Gasconade River in Waynesville, Missouri. Search and rescue teams had previously found his kayak and a backpack about a mile from where he was believed to have launched at Ruby’s Landing, a riverside resort and campground.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Spc. Morrison’s family, friends and fellow Soldiers, and we continue to care for and support them during this difficult time,” the base said.

Army officials said they were working with local law enforcement in an ongoing investigation.


Video shows car launch into New Jersey Wendy’s restaurant

(South Brunswick Police)
(South Brunswick Police)

A car accident in New Jersey caused a vehicle to crash into a Wendy’s outdoor dining area. Footage of the incident shows that the car had become airborne at one point and almost hit a family.

The car had been driving down a nearby highway when the driver lost control, drove off-road and then struck a raised barrier on the Wendy’s property, launching the car into the air, WJHL reports. 

Two people were hurt but there were no serious injuries, police said.

Utah’s Alpine School District Criminally Charges Local Parents

That evening at 4pm Mike Browning from Alpine School District contacts Officer Sgt. Lunt of American Fork Police Department to press
criminal charges, in retaliation to Britney releasing video.

Alpine School District is using tax payer money to press criminal charges against
local parents standing for their children.

School district says Lehi teacher no longer employed after comments to students

Lehi High School,Leah Kinyon
Lehi High School,Leah Kinyon

Kinyon’s recorded comments have made news across the country as she talks at great length on a series of subjects.

She also tells students that “most of” their parents “are dumber than you,” and they don’t need to do everything their parents say or believe what they believe.

At least one student can be heard debating with the teacher, although it was not clear exactly what the student said. In response, Kinyon says:

“You can believe what you want to believe, but keep it quiet in here because I’m probably going to make fun of you.”


FULL VIDEO – Utah Leftist Teacher Leah Kinyon at – Lehi High School – 8/17/21

A Utah student recorded their teacher lecturing about politics, LGBT+, vaccines, and swearing at students.

She mocks Trump saying “Trump sucks” and “he’s a moron”. She also told her students to “turn off fox news”

Unhinged teacher caught on video going on left-wing political rant

Fox News host Jesse Watters reacts to Utah teacher calling parents dumb on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Classic Stossel: Stupid in America

In some places, charter schools bucked the unions, and got results. Inner-city kids do well on benchmark tests.

They are excited to learn! When Stossel tells fourth graders that school is boring, they yell at him, “No, it’s not!” Says one boy: “Reading is rockin’ awesome!”

Stossel reports on the innovations at the Success Charter Network and Harlem Village Academy in New York, and at the American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland, California.

“Let’s destroy the system… create a system that serves kids,” says charter school director Deborah Kenny.

Hurricane Katrina made that experiment possible by destroying much of New Orleans. Now 70% of New Orleans students attend charters, and they’re learning more.


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Politics:

The California Recall Voter Guide!

Here’s your California Recall Voter Guide & why we need to retire Gavin Newsom! Here’s the Simple Truth.

Donald Trump: Leaving Americans to Die in Afghanistan Is ‘Dereliction of Duty’

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

“Leaving Americans behind for death is an unforgivable dereliction of duty, which will go down in infamy,” Trump’s statement read regarding President Joe Biden’s chaotic evacuation from the failed state of Afghanistan.

Trump also criticized Biden on Thursday by explaining how a proper Afghan withdrawal should have been conducted.

“First you bring out all of the American citizens. Then you bring out ALL equipment. Then you bomb the bases into smithereens,” Trump’s statement said. “AND THEN YOU BRING OUT THE MILITARY.”

As America struggles to protect its citizens, Russia has offered to evacuate Afghans, while the French are running operations to rescue foreign nationals in Kabul outside its embassy.

Joe Biden’s media allies have ‘turned on him’

Documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz says Joe Biden’s allies in the media have for the most part “turned on him” and his administration.

“We saw that in the George Stephanopoulos interview, we saw it in the New York Times, The Washington Post,” he told Sky News Australia.

According to Mr Horowitz, Biden’s allies in the media said they “can’t cover” for the US President over the Afghanistan withdrawal.

“I was pleasantly surprised they did, and this has translated quite poorly for the president in the polls.

World News:

Video Allegedly Shows Taliban Executing Police Chief

Credit to Afghan security adviser Nasser Waziri
Credit to Afghan security adviser Nasser Waziri

The video shows the police chief was bound, blindfolded, forced to kneel, murdered by Taliban gunmen, and left lying in the sand.

The video was initially “shared through a Taliban-related network” and then posted on Twitter by Nasser Waziri, a security adviser to the fallen Afghan government and former BBC journalist, Australia’s News.com reported. The authenticity of the video has not been independently confirmed.

“He was surrounded by the Taliban and had no choice but to surrender last night. The Taliban targeted Achakzai because he was a high-ranking intelligence official,” Waziri said.

“Gen. Achakzai, in his early 60s, was an avowed enemy of the Taliban and known as a seasoned fighter in the long-running conflict between the group and the forces of the Afghan civil government, which fell at the weekend,” the UK Daily Mail reported Thursday.

NATO Promises Afghan Evacuation Help

FRANCISCO SECO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
FRANCISCO SECO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

“More than 18,000 people have been flown out of Kabul since the Taliban took over Afghanistan’s capital, a NATO official said Friday, pledging to redouble evacuation efforts as criticism of the West’s handling of the crisis intensified,” Reuters reported.

Though many foreign nationals have been saved, thousands of Americans remain stranded behind enemy lines with Taliban checkpoints, blocking passage to the U.S. controlled airport with 6,000 troops within the perimeter. Media reports suggest anywhere from 10,000 to 40,000 Americans are in the country.

The Associated Press (AP) reported Friday that President Biden is struggling to evacuate all Americans from the failed state before the August 31 deadline. Extending the deadline would demand “the Taliban’s acquiescence.”

As American citizens remain trapped, Russia has offered to evacuate Afghans, while the French are running operations to rescue foreign nationals in Kabul outside their embassy.

Greek Minister Urges EU To Protect Border in Wake of Afghanistan Crisis

Byron Smith/Getty Images
Byron Smith/Getty Images

The Greek foreign minister said during a meeting of his counterparts from across the European Union member states that the bloc needs to prioritise evacuating EU nationals from Afghanistan.

Mr Dendias added that the EU must protect its external border, of which Greece forms a part, and avoid a new humanitarian crisis, newspaper Proto Thema reports.

He added that the EU needed a unified and coordinated approach to migration and that member states must make it clear to countries like Turkey that they would not let them instrumentalise the issue.


National Curriculum designed to program students into ‘activists’

Australia’s national curriculum – implemented in the hopes of a more “equitable, respectful and sustainable future” – has turned school students into activists, says writer Tony Thomas.

“The sustainability has to be worked in through the 2008 national curriculum into all subjects, and when you look at the fine print, it includes empower young people to design action that will lead to a more equitable, respectful and sustainable future,” he told Sky News host Cory Bernardi.

“In other words, kids are now programmed to be activists and this has now run right through all sorts of courses, even English, science, everything.

“Kids are marked and graded according to how activist they are.”

Who REALLY runs Britain? A discussion on the civil service.

Anne Marie Waters Leader For Britain.

Syria’s Damascus &Qara struck in IAF alleged attack; Israel-Qatar agree on Gaza TV7Israel News 20.08

1) Unidentified aircraft struck multiple targets in Syria, believed to be Iranian controlled weapons-caches, in an attack attributed to Israel.

2) Deepening relations between Hamas and the Taliban are seemingly raising concern in Israel over expected collaboration between the two Islamist groups.

3) Israel reaches an agreement with Qatar over delivery of humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip.

Israel’s maritime domain amid security challenges – Jerusalem Studio 625

Israel has two major maritime fronts, as well as secondary-ones (such as) the Sea of Galilee – which used to border Syria- and the Dead Sea, which Israel shares with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

However, the two main bodies of water of concern to Israel are of course the Mediterranean and the Red Sea and its southern approaches, all the way to Bab-el-Mandeb and beyond.

Commentary/Opinion:

UNDERWAY: A Counter-revolution to the American Revolution | Mark Levin | Ep. 164

The Ten Commandments: What You Should Know

Humanity has everything it needs to create a good world. We’ve had it for 3,000 years.

It’s the Ten Commandments — ten basic, yet profound instructions for how to lead a moral life.

If everyone followed the Ten Commandments, we would not need armies or police; marriages and families would be stronger; truth would be a paramount value.

Dennis Prager explains how the Ten Commandments led to the creation of Western Civilization and why they remain relevant to your life today.

Who Is Antifa? ft. Andy Ngo | The Liz Wheeler Show

Antifa is STILL committing dangerous acts of violence in cities like Portland, but no one in the media is talking about it.

As an investigative journalist and victim of Antifa violence himself, Andy Ngo exposes the reality of what—and who—Antifa really is.

Now, he joins Liz to unmask the motivation, leadership, and funding behind this anarchist group and break down how its radical members justify the violence they use to force their political agenda on innocent Americans.

In Part 4 of a four-part interview, Dr. Simone Gold of America’s Frontline Doctors talks about “Nazi science” and how we are seeing glimpses of something similar in this county, and also about her harrowing experience as a January 6 defendant.

Matt Lohmeier: Marxists Sow the Revolutionary Impulse Through Race Training | CLIP

Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier describes in his book, ‘Irresistible Revolution,’ how trained Marxists use racial training, including the theme of diversity, equity and inclusion, in order to sow division and animosity in the US military and elsewhere.

He says that while these trainings can seem to have a laudable goal, the ideas are stooped in Marxist ideology.

Dr. Simone Gold speaks out…