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New Records Show Obama Admin Purchased Aborted Babies’ Heads for $515 Each

The records include an FDA generated contract with ABR, based on a “requisition” it issued on July 27, 2012, for $12,000 worth of “tissue procurement for humanized mice,” indicates the requisition was for a “non-competitive award.”

Although the initial award was for $12,000, the total estimated amount of funds allocated for the requisition was $60,000. Under “Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition,” the FDA writes:

Scientists within the FDA and in the larger field of humanized mouse research have searched extensively over the past several years and ABR is the only company in the U.S. capable of supplying tissues suitable for HM research. No other company or organization is capable of fulfilling the need.***

Costs are estimated [for the fetal parts] at $230 per tissue x two tissues per shipment = $460 plus $95 shipping = $555 per shipment. A total of 21 shipments = $11,655.00.

Afghan sniper who helped British Army ‘hunted down and executed by Taliban’

British former Col. Ash Alexander-Cooper shared a photo of the Afghan man he says the Taliban “executed in front of his family.”
Twitter
British former Col. Ash Alexander-Cooper shared a photo of the Afghan man he says the Taliban “executed in front of his family.”Twitter

The victim, a father of five only identified as “N” to protect his surviving kin, reportedly was murdered after being one of the hundreds of Western allies left behind during a disastrous evacuation effort.

“He [had] been in hiding because of the threat he faced,” British former Col. Ash Alexander-Cooper, who was once a senior adviser to the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs, told the Times of London.

“But they found him, and he was shot multiple times, executed in front of his family,” said Alexander-Cooper, who served eight tours in Afghanistan, including at least one alongside “N.”

“It was entirely predictable this would happen for all of those left behind who were given no guidance,” Alexander-Cooper told the UK Times.

He said the murder proves that the Taliban’s declarations of an amnesty for those who worked against the Islamic fundamentalist group are merely a “fantasy.”

Dozens of protesters march on Justice Kavanaugh’s home in response to Texas abortion law ruling

 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In videos posted online by Daily Caller journalist Mary Margaret Olohan, protesters can be seen gathering at a park in Chevy Chase, Maryland, before walking over to Kavanaugh’s residence, which appeared to be unoccupied at the time.

At one point, protesters antagonized several police officers who were stationed around Kavanaugh’s home.

The protest was organized by the leftist organization ShutDownDC.

House Republicans Say Facebook Lied About Risks to Teens

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg / Getty Images
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg / Getty Images

The social media giant has conducted multiple studies that show that Instagram encouraged eating disorders and depression in teenage girls, according to documents obtained by the Journal.

But when Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee in March requested Facebook’s internal research on how social media affect children, the company punted. In a letter to the committee, Facebook said conducting research on the question is difficult and that experts disagree on “how much screen time is ‘too much.'”

“Facebook refused to comply with our request and we now know why,” committee ranking member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.) told the Washington Free Beacon.

This also leaves us wondering what else they are hiding. We will continue to demand transparency from Facebook and other Big Tech companies, especially as it relates to the harm their products have on our children.”

Norm Macdonald, Comedian and ‘SNL’ Alum, Dies at 61 After Long, Private Battle With Cancer

Kevin Winter/Getty
Kevin Winter/Getty

Norm Macdonald has died after a long and private battle with cancer, his management team confirmed on Tuesday. The highly influential stand-up comedian and former anchor of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live was 61.

Macdonald, who was scheduled to perform at the New York Comedy Festival this November, had reportedly been sick with an undisclosed form of cancer for nine years but declined to make his illness public.

“He was most proud of his comedy,” Macdonald’s producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra said in a statement. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”

‘SNL’ Norm Macdonald Has Passed Away

@Dana Loesch gives the unfortunate news of the comedian’s death. Former “SNL” player Norm Macdonald has passed away at the age of 61 due to a private cancer battle.

Violent motorcycle gang carjacks NYC BMW driver

Video shows suspects pulled up to the 23-year-old driver on their bikes.

One of the thoughs pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the driver, while another one of the suspects opened the driver-side door and started yanking the victim out of the car, according to cops and video released by investigators. 

When they successfully pulled him out of the car, one of the suspects punched him in the face at least twice and stole his chain, according to police.

The suspects then drove off on their motorcycles and in the victim’s BMW 328i, police said. They are still at large. 

FBI fires Whitmer kidnap case agent amid wife beating allegations

Trask, 39, of Kalamazoo, was the public face of the FBI in the Whitmer investigation.
Trask, 39, of Kalamazoo, was the public face of the FBI in the Whitmer investigation.

The FBI has fired one of the lead agents credited with thwarting a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after he was charged with beating his wife following a swingers party, The Detroit News has learned.

The firing of Special Agent Richard Trask earlier this week comes amid questions about agent misconduct and whether as many as 12 informants were driving the alleged conspiracy.

Trask was fired, according to a source familiar with his case, while awaiting trial on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and allegations he smashed his wife’s head against a nightstand and choked her after a dispute stemming from their attendance at a swingers’ party in July.

Earlier this month, prosecutors revealed they had decided not to use Trask as a witness during the Oct. 12 trial. The decision was announced as they referred to social media posts in which Trask called former President Donald Trump a douchebag and “piece of s—.”

Mainstream media is ‘covering’ for Biden: Sen. Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., blasts Biden over Afghanistan and border crisis, says Democrats need to be voted out in 2022.

Treason?: Gen. Milley Undermined Trump White House With Secret Calls, Promising To Alert China Of Potential U.S. Attacks

Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart in the final days of the Trump administration out of hysteria that President Donald Trump might order an attack.

Milley made two phone calls to Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, according to an excerpt published Tuesday from a new book by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa titled “Peril.”

One call occurred on Oct. 30, 2020 — four days before the November election — and one on Jan. 8 of this year, two days after the Capitol riot by a mob of Trump supporters. In each, Milley assured the Chinese the United States was not preparing to strike.

“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay,” Milley reportedly told Zuocheng in October. “We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.”

According to Woodward and Acosta, Milley even pledged to alert the Chinese in advance of an impending strike.

Army officer resigns over Biden vaccine mandate, ‘Marxist takeover of the military’

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The resignation letter by Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague, tweeted out by his wife and shared with Fox News, said he was resigning from the Army after 19 years of service and forgoing his pension primarily because of the Pentagon’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order for all U.S. military service members.

“First, and foremost, I am incapable of subjecting myself to the unlawful, unethical, immoral and tyrannical order to sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgment,” Hague, who is stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, wrote in the letter. “It is impossible for this so-called ‘vaccine’ to have been studied adequately to determine the long-term effects.” 

Hague listed multiple other reasons for his resignation, including what he views as “an ideologically Marxist takeover of the United States government at their upper echelons,” and “a complete lack of confidence” in the Biden administration, which he blamed for the Kabul terrorist attack last month that killed 13 U.S. service members.

“I would like nothing more than to continue in the Army to reach my 20 years of active federal service and retire with my pension,” he wrote. “However, I instead will join those who have served before me in pledging my Life, my Fortune, and my Sacred Honor to continue resisting the eternal and ever-mutable forms of oppression and tyranny – both from enemies outside our nation‘s borders, and those within.”

How hundreds of Afghans were saved from the Taliban by veterans in a digital Dunkirk: The Last 96

Lt. Col. Scott Mann (Ret.) with Nesam (Courtesy: Task Force Pineapple)
Lt. Col. Scott Mann (Ret.) with Nesam (Courtesy: Task Force Pineapple)

Two veterans groups working to evacuate a few Afghans from Kabul teamed up to help more than 450 people flee Afghanistan.

The ad hoc squads, armed with cellphones and laptops, came together for one last mission to honor a promise to protect the Afghan allies who protected them during the 20-year war on terror.

“We started referring to it as like a digital Dunkirk,” Joe Saboe, a former Army captain who used his expertise in the digital space to create a vast volunteer network dubbed “Team America,” told Fox News.

Saboe amassed a group of nearly 200 volunteers and established a 24/7 virtual operation center during the weekslong evacuation. In Florida, a retired Green Beret commander, Scott Mann, formed another group: Task Force Pineapple.

Veterans band together to rescue Afghan families fleeing Taliban | Digital Original

The Last Mission – The Last 96, Part 2 U.S. military veterans explain their efforts to rescue people from Afghanistan.

‘SNL’ alum Jim Breuer cancels standup shows at venues requiring coronavirus vaccination

(Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
(Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

The comedian announced in a Facebook Live video over the weekend that he will not be performing at certain venues that require proof of vaccination for attendees.  

“Two quick updates on shows that you may think you may be getting tickets to or you already have tickets to: The Wellmont Theater in New Jersey — not doing it,” Breuer, 54, said. “Also the Royal Oak Theater in Michigan, due to the segregation of them forcing people to show up with vaccinations … I am also not doing those shows.”

“I know I’m going to sacrifice a lot of money, but I’m not going to be enslaved to the system or money,” he continued.

New York teachers protest vaccine mandates, march across Brooklyn Bridge: ‘I call the shots’

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Hundreds are gathered at the Foley Square as "Freedom Rally" to protest vaccination mandate in New York City, United States on September 13, 2021.
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Hundreds are gathered at the Foley Square as “Freedom Rally” to protest vaccination mandate in New York City, United States on September 13, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

They were also carrying signs reading, “Last years heroes, this years unemployed,” “My body, my choice,” and “I call the shots.” Another video posted to social media also shows protesters chanting “F–k Joe Biden” from the Brooklyn Pier. 

The videos come as a protest organized by Teachers for Choice was held in Foley Square on Monday.

Hundreds of people, including current and retired teachers, parents and other school staffers, were seen in Foley Square Monday denouncing mandatory vaccines in order for people to keep their jobs.

The protesters from the Foley Square “Freedom Rally” then walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. 

“I have lived and worked in this city as a civil servant for 28 years of my life,” retired teacher Amy Carroll told PIX11. “I should be able to make my own health decisions and make a decision that doesn’t affect my employment that doesn’t affect my right to go to a restaurant, or a Broadway play, a museum.”

Thousands of State, Health Care Employees Plan to Avoid Vaccine Mandates in California

JAE HONG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
JAE HONG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Moreover, as Breitbart News has reported, several Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers filed a lawsuit Saturday against the mandates, noting that in addition to religious and medical exemptions, there were officers who already had the virus and had developed natural immunity, and others who simply saw the mandates as an invasion of their rights.

A group called Firefighters for Freedom is also resisting the vaccine mandates within the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that “thousands” of health care workers in the county are seeking exemptions.

And the Press-Enterprise noted that the Riverside County sheriff is defying the vaccine mandate by refusing to require that all employees of the county’s jail system receive the vaccination.

Far-Left Atlantic Admits Coronavirus Hospitalizations Misleading: Roughly Half Not Due to Infection or Severe Illness

AP Photo/Kathy Willens
AP Photo/Kathy Willens

While the left-wing outlet identified hospitalizations as a “vital metric” for tracking the severity and risk of the illness, it noted a recently released study of hospitalization records that puts a different spin on the figures.

“Researchers have tried to get at similar questions before,” the outlet continued, citing another study published in May by California doctors who tried to identify why children who tested positive for the coronavirus were hospitalized. According to the outlet, researchers found 40 to 45 percent were hospitalized for reasons unrelated to the virus.

Authors of the recent study attempted to get similar answers for hospitalized adults and ultimately found that “roughly half” of those hospitalized for the coronavirus in 2021 “may have been admitted for another reason entirely, or had only a mild presentation of disease.”

Judge Rules NY State Can’t Force Christian Health Care Workers to Get COVID Vaccine

The Northern District Court ruled today that:

“The vaccine mandate is suspended in operation to the extent that the DOH is barred from enforcing any requirement that employers deny religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination or that they revoke any exemptions employers already granted before the vaccine mandate issued; and the DOH is barred from interfering in any way with the granting of religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination going forward, or with the operation of exemptions already granted; the DOH is barred from taking any action, disciplinary or otherwise, against the licensure, certification, residency, admitting privileges or other professional status or qualification of any of the plaintiffs on account of their seeking or having obtained a religious exemption from mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.”

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “This is a great victory for all health care workers in New York who have sincerely held religious objections to the COVID shots. New York is required to abide by federal law and the U.S. Constitution to provide protections to employees who have sincerely held religious objections to the COVID shots. 

The Masking of the Servant Class: Ugly COVID Images From the Met Gala Are Now Commonplace

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), appears at the 2021 Met Gala maskless in her highly fashionable and subversive gown, as masked workers and servants surround her, ensuring her safety and a smoothly running party, on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/GC Images)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), appears at the 2021 Met Gala maskless in her highly fashionable and subversive gown, (Photo by Noam Galai/GC Images)

From the start of the pandemic, political elites have been repeatedly caught exempting themselves from the restrictive rules they impose on the lives of those over whom they rule.

The trend became so widespread that ABC News gathered all the examples under the headline “Elected officials slammed for hypocrisy for not following own COVID-19 advice,” while Business Insider in May updated the reporting with this: “14 prominent Democrats stand accused of hypocrisy for ignoring COVID-19 restrictions they’re urging their constituents to obey.”

An avalanche of similarly repugnant imagery poured forth on Monday night at the most gluttonous and opulent royal court spectacle of them all: the annual Met Gala held by long-time Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Much of the attention on Monday night was devoted to the appearance on the red carpet by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

Two Healthcare Insiders at Aegis Living Blow Whistle on Alleged Elder Abuse and Medical Fraud

Project Veritas released a new video today that features two healthcare insiders blowing the whistle on their employer, Aegis Living, for engaging in alleged elder abuse and medical fraud.

“I came to Project Veritas because I believe that Aegis Living is grossly taking advantage of severely vulnerable adults through fraud on care plans,” Renner said.

“I don’t think that the neglect is coming directly from the care managers, as much as it is coming from the facility making the choice to be short-staffed,” she said.


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Politics:

When Black Republicans Look Like They Might Win an Election, Desperate Democrats Call Them Racist

The actual recall election is today, Tuesday, September 14th, and even though the polls show that he’ll probably stay in office, all of the signs are there that the democrats are nervous.

Even though the democrats like Obama are pretending that the republicans are the ones who are pushing the recall, it was pretty bipartisan when the signatures went on the petitions. I guess no one told Obama that Los Angeles County, where the Democrats win most elections, the people there provided at least 16% of the signatures on the recall petition.

The nervous democrats have also spent $36 million to save Newsom in just the month of August.  

Apparently, there is such a thing as a black “white supremacist.”

The LA Times has called Elder the “black face of white supremacy” and a “genuine threat to communities of color.”

Corporate Welfare

Government handouts repeatedly end up in the pockets of giant corporations. Johan Norberg’s new documentary covers this “socialism for the rich.”

Politicians in Memphis, Tennessee, gave Swedish furniture giant IKEA tax breaks to come to the city and create jobs.

IKEA created fewer jobs than promised, and drove existing small furniture stores — who still had to pay taxes — into the ground.

“Where’s our tax break?” business owner Louis Caddell, of “King’s Furniture,” asked.

Then he went out of business. He couldn’t compete with a giant like IKEA that got special breaks.

Joe Concha on White House cutting Biden’s live feed: ‘Appears intentional,’ ‘looks weak’

Joe Concha, a Fox News contributor, cited polls indicating many believe Joe Biden is too incompetent to be President of the United States.


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World News:

Israel-Egypt peace vital for regional stability; Iran-Iraq seek deepen relation TV7Israel News 14.09

1) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tells his Egyptian counterpart that Jerusalem regards peace with Egypt as a stabilizing factor to Middle East stability and security.

2) Jerusalem top defense official warns of the consequences of a nuclear armed Iran.

3) Iraqi Prime Minister Al Kadhimi highlights the importance of deepening relations between Tehran and Baghdad – merely a day after Iranian-proxy militias reportedly attacked an Iraqi airport which houses U.S. military forces.

Taliban thank world for promised aid, urge US to show ‘heart’

The Taliban on Tuesday thanked the world for pledging hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Afghanistan, and urged the United States to show “heart” to the impoverished country.

A donor conference in Geneva on Monday ended with pledges of $1.2 billion in aid for Afghanistan, which was taken over by the hardline Islamist group last month in a lightning offensive that took retreating US troops by surprise.

“The Islamic Emirate will try its best to deliver this aid to the needy people in a completely transparent manner.”

He also asked Washington to show appreciation for the Taliban allowing the US military to complete its troop withdrawal and evacuation of more than 120,000 people last month.

“America is a big country — they need to have a big heart,” he said.

Coronavirus: City in Southeast China Seals Highway Entries and Exits

Residents queue to undergo nucleic acid tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Xianyou county, Putian city, in China’s eastern Fujian province on September 13, 2021. (Photo by -/CNS/AFP via Getty Images)
Residents queue to undergo nucleic acid tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Xianyou county, Putian city, in China’s eastern Fujian province on September 13, 2021. (Photo by -/CNS/AFP via Getty Images)

Municipal authorities barred all 3.2 million residents of Putian from leaving the city starting September 12 except for reasons deemed “essential” by local government officials.

“In principle those in Putian should not leave the city and those who must leave must hold a negative nucleic acid certificate taken within 48 hours,” Putian’s anti-epidemic group stated in a September 12 press release.

Putian health officials first detected the city’s latest coronavirus outbreak on September 10 in a few school children who live and study in Xianyou, a county within the municipal region of Putian that is home to 900,000 people.

“Villages in Xianyou where confirmed cases live were sealed off,” China’s state-run Global Times revealed on September 12.

Authorities in Xianyou county have additionally “halted buses and taxi services, closed a long-distance bus station, and barred passengers from boarding or getting off from its train station,” Reuters reported on September 13, citing Chinese state media.

Commentary/Opinion:

Yeonmi Park: Brainwashing At US Universities As Bad As North Korea

Incredible perspective from a refugee of North Korea.

The misinformation, brainwashing and indoctrination at American universities is real and profoundly destructive.

Watch Biden’s Pathetic Larry Elder Insult as Dems Fear the Worst | Direct Message | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks about Joe Biden’s embarrassing attack on Larry Elder,

AOC’s Met Gala hypocrisy, Nicki Minaj’s vaccine controversy, and Ron DeSantis making clear why the vaccine mandate has nothing to do with science.

First, Dave shares a clip showing how afraid the Democratic Party is of losing the California recall election. Gavin Newsom is so afraid of losing the recall that President Biden needed to be called in to convince voters to not recall Gavin Newsom.

Public Schools Have Lost Over 1.1 MILLION Students?

PragerU Kids Director of Outreach and host of PragerU’s NEW short documentary “Miseducated,” Jill Simonian, is joined by Amala Ekpunobi to discuss the decline of public school enrollment in America as homeschooling explodes.

Censorship of Information Breeds Distrust and Conspiracy Theories | CLIP | American Thought Leaders

Konstantin Kisin explains why the constant shifting of the goal posts and changing of information from the science community and government officials actually breeds more distrust and conspiracy theories.

He goes on to explain that the censorship of theories was once unthinkable, and these threats of censorship fuel the theories further.

COVID And Law Enforcement Mandates – LEO Round Table S06E37a

Topic 1 concerns a discussion about the vaccine mandates by President Biden and it’s implications on civilians/law enforcement.

Topic 2 concerns a $3 million settlement reached with Karen Garner (a woman with dementia), after she was arrested roughly by Loveland (Colorado) Police Officer Austin Hopp. Also mentioned: City Manager Steve Adams, lawyers Sarah Schielke and Jonathan Datz.

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