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Wisconsin man allegedly kills ex-girlfriend days after judge allows bail following child sex crime guilty plea

Ernest Terrell Blakney, 47, is being accused by prosecutors of killing his ex-girlfriend and setting his Milwaukee home on fire on Aug. 25, according to FOX 6. (Milwaukee Police Department)
Ernest Terrell Blakney, 47, is being accused by prosecutors of killing his ex-girlfriend and setting his Milwaukee home on fire on Aug. 25, according to FOX 6. (Milwaukee Police Department)

Ernest Terrell Blakney, 47, is being accused by prosecutors of killing his ex-girlfriend and setting his Milwaukee home on fire on Aug. 25, according to FOX 6.

Both the Milwaukee police and fire departments went to the home shortly before 4:30 a.m. for a “house fire” call, but discovered a homicide victim, which was later identified as Nikia Rogers, 36.

An autopsy later revealed Rogers died from bullet wounds to her back and head. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Blakney was previously charged with second-degree sexual assault and was accused of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl in 2020. He posted $5,000 cash bail and was released from jail in November 2021, the complaint states.

The man pleaded guilty to the sex charge and was convicted on August 15. Prosecutors requested that Blakney be remanded and placed in jail after pleading guilty, but Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge David Borowski denied the motion, allowing Blakney to stay out of jail.

Pedophile Delphi murders suspect complains about ‘hard time’ in jail

Kegan Kline, 28, is in custody on charges of child pornography that are unrelated to the murders of Abigail Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14, two friends who were murdered in 2017 after going for a walk on a disused train line. 

For years, the case was unsolved but investigators are pursuing the theory the pair were talking with Kline – a known catfish who used the photos of a male model to lure young girls into meeting him for sex. 

He was living not far from where the girls’ bodies were found in February 2017. 

In a flurry of activity this week, police in Indiana requested custody of Kline from Miami, where he was being held.  They also searched a river near his home.

 Podcast The Murder Sheet this week revealed that Kline is now demanding cash for interviews from jail, and is asking women who write to him for sexual favors. 

FBI took empty folders, photographs and clothes from Mar-a-Lago

The FBI seized empty folders with classified markings, clothes, books and government photographs during their raid on Mar-a-Lago, a new inventory list unsealed by a judge on Friday revealed. 

Among the items listed in the documents released Friday are 47 empty folders that were found in Trump’s office that are marked as ‘classified’ and more than 1,500 magazines, newspapers, press articles and other printed media from around his home. 

The list shows that several folders found during the raid had classified markings on them – but there were no contents inside. Magazine and news articles were also picked up. 

Trump on Wednesday morning accused the DOJ of trying to make it look like he threw the documents on the floor or was storing sensitive materials in this way at his Florida residence. 

At least 14 items found in the raid, according to the new inventory list, are clothing or gift items. 

There were also 86 empty folders found with ‘classified’ banners and other labels like, ‘Return to Staff Secretary/Military Aide.’

Mysterious Space Force vehicle X-37B has been in space for 2 years straight but it’s a giant mystery

Report: Tony Bobulinski Fears Former FBI Agent Buried Biden Family Chinese Business Bombshell

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images
MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

Bobulinski, who personally met with President Joe Biden in 2017 for an hour to discuss “the Bidens’ family business plans with the Chinese,” is worried Thibault helped “bury information about his dealings with the Biden family that he gave the FBI,” the Washington Free Beacon reported Friday. Thibault was reportedly “running point” on the FBI’s inquiry into Hunter Biden and “allegedly shut down part of the investigation.”

Thibault served as an assistant special agent in charge at the FBI’s Washington Field Office and allegedly left the agency while denying allegations leveled against him.

The Office of Special Counsel is probing Thibault for a potential Hatch Act violation after he allegedly exhibited political bias on social media. He is also facing whistleblower allegations for mislabeling the Hunter Biden revelations as “verified and verifiable derogatory… disinformation,” according to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

White House seeks $13.7 billion more for Ukraine

The head of Ukraine's powerful National Security Council, Oleksiy Danilov, speaks to The Associated Press in an interview at his office in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Friday, Sept. 2. Danilov appealed for additional assistance in the making the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant safe as the site remains caught in the middle of heavy fighting. (AP Photo/Hanna Arhirova
The head of Ukraine’s powerful National Security Council, Oleksiy Danilov, speaks to The Associated Press in an interview at his office in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Friday, Sept. 2. Danilov appealed for additional assistance in the making the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant safe as the site remains caught in the middle of heavy fighting. AP Photo/Hanna Arhirova

The request, which comes as lawmakers are preparing to return to Washington, is part of a larger $47.1 billion emergency spending package the White House is proposing to pay for the COVID-19 response, the ongoing monkeypox outbreak and help for recent natural disasters in Kentucky and other states. Congress will have to extend current financing for federal agencies before it runs out on Sept. 30.

The money for Ukraine would be on top of $40 billion that was approved earlier this year. Administration officials said that roughly three-quarters of that military and budgetary support has been disbursed or committed.

The money for Ukraine would be on top of $40 billion that was approved earlier this year. Administration officials said that roughly three-quarters of that military and budgetary support has been disbursed or committed.

The new billions would include money for equipment, intelligence support and direct budgetary support for Ukraine. It would also include $1.5 billion for uranium to fuel U.S. nuclear reactors as the Russian supply could potentially decrease. The officials requested anonymity to discuss the request ahead of its announcement.

America Added 315,000 Jobs in August, Unemployment Rises to 3.7%

Alfred Gescheidt/Getty Images
Alfred Gescheidt/Getty Images

The prior month’s report was stunningly high at 528,000, nearly double what economists had forecast and unemployment fell from 3.6 percent to 3.5 percent. This was revised down slightly to 526,000. The June report was revised down by 105,000 jobs to 293,000.

On average, the economy has added around 471,000 jobs per month in 2022, an extremely high rate of payroll building. The Labor Department’s Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey showed that there were 11.239 million job openings at the end of July, nearly two for every unemployed person.

The demand for labor from employers has proven extremely resilient, adding to payrolls and vacancies even as the Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates up at a rapid pace, raising the fed funds rate at every meeting since March.

The labor force participation rate rose to 62.4 percent from 62.1 percent.

U.S. Factory Orders Fell in July for First Time in 10 Months

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EFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images

The Commerce Department said orders for goods produced in U.S. factories fell one percent. Economists had thought orders would rise 0.2 percent.

The prior month’s increase was revised down from two percent to 1.8 percent.

The figures are seasonally adjusted but not adjusted for inflation. The prices paid to U.S. manufacturers of durable goods rose 0.5 percent, according to the Labor Department’s Producer Price Index. This suggests that the real or inflation-adjusted decline was closer to 0.6 percent, an indication of slumping demand for goods.

Surveys of manufacturers have been indicating a softening or even contraction in the sector for a few months. Until July, however, the official government statistics have shown orders growing on a nominal basis. Adjusted for inflation, however, orders have fallen several times over the past year.

 O’Keefe Questions Trinity School Director Jen Norris Over How She ’Promotes an Agenda’

James O’Keefe gives Trinity School NY Director of Student Activities the opportunity to comment on undercover recordings which show her boasting about sneaking a political agenda into school activities while disparaging students based on their race.

FOX BUSINESS Reports on Greenwich, Connecticut Asst. Principal Jeremy Boland #TheSecretCurriculum

Fox Business Invites Connecticut State Senator Ryan Fazio on the program to discuss Project Veritas’ Investigation into an Assistant Principal who revealed discriminatory hiring practices and slipping political messaging into school.

Google and YouTube announce plans for combating election ‘misinformation’

The two search platforms announced on Thursday that they were taking actions to guarantee that “authoritative” news sources were prominent during the 2022 midterm elections.

YouTube and Google are the latest companies to announce plans for combating what they term “misinformation,” joining social media giants such as Facebook and TikTok.

The algorithm will now place “high-quality election news” at the top of related searches, including information from national sources such as PBS and the Wall Street Journal, as well as local ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliates. Search results will also display information panels at the top directing users to Google’s “How to vote” and “How to register to vote” features.

YouTube and Google also plan to implement a panel at the top of search results that will display critical information about federal candidates, including political affiliations and the office they’re running for.

Police investigating voting device acquired in Michigan, sold on eBay, Secretary of State Benson

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the state government is working with police to investigate the alleged illegal sale of a Dominion Voting Systems device that helps disabled voters cast ballots. 

“We are actively working with law enforcement to investigate allegations of an illegal attempt to sell a voter assist terminal acquired in Michigan,” Benson said Thursday

The Dominion voting machine was dropped off at a Northern Michigan Goodwill before it was sold last month on Goodwill’s website for $7.99 to an Uber driver in Ohio, who then sold it on eBay for $1,200 to a Connecticut cybersecurity expert.

Michigan authorities were alerted by the cybersecurity expert about the machine and are going to pick it up.The voting machine was originally from Colfax Township in Wexford County, Mich.

‘Pride Fest’ in Illinois town to feature ‘Youth Drag Show,’ ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’

This is the third Decatur Pride Fest to be held in the town of about 70,000 people. Organizer Mark Schleter told Just the News that he expects this to be the best pride yet. 

The event will also feature a “Pets of Pride,” where animals can dress up in pride colors, and a “Pet Fashion Show,” where owners will dress up in matching outfits with their pets.

The adult drag show will feature a few out-of-town and local drag queens.

The event is sponsored by various local organizations and residents, including Decatur’s First Presbyterian Church and the Decatur Audubon Society.

Former Idaho state representative sentenced to 20 years for raping intern

Aaron von Ehlinger, a 40-year-old ex-Republican representative from the state’s 6th district, will have to serve eight years of his two-decade-long sentence before he is eligible for parol, Ada County District Judge Michael Reardon ruled on Wednesday. 

Ehlinger was convicted of having raped a 19-year-old intern at the state legislature after a dinner meet-up in March of last year. The state had sought a 40-year sentence with a 15-year minimum. 

Lawsuit Reveals Dozens in Biden Admin Worked with Big Tech to Suppress Free Speech in Online Coronavirus Discourse

Hannah Beier/Bloomberg vi, Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Imagesa Getty Images
Hannah Beier/Bloomberg vi, Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Imagesa Getty Images

Missouri and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry in May filed a lawsuit that sought to “expose how top Biden Administration officials allegedly colluded with social media companies to censor freedom of speech on a number of topics, including COVID-19,” Schmitt’s announcement read.

After Schmitt won the lawsuit in July, the Department of Justice (DOJ) was forced to reveal to the plaintiff in total 88 communications between the Biden administration and social media companies that show how the Biden administration and big tech worked together to “censor freedom of speech.”

“In response to Missouri and Louisiana’s interrogatories, defendants identified 45 federal officials at DHS, CISA, the CDC, NIAID, and the Office of the Surgeon General (all of which are contained in either DHS or HHS) that communicate with social media platforms about “misinformation” and censorship,” Schmitt wrote.

“Beyond DOJ, Meta identified 32 additional federal officials including White House Officials who communicated with them, and YouTube identified 11 federal officials including White House Officials who communicated with them, many of whom were not disclosed by DOJ.”

Schmitt gave specific examples of how the Biden administration and big tech allegedly coordinated to suppress free speech on the platforms:

Limbaugh father-daughter book about the Bible aims to inspire everyday people in their faith

Bestselling author David Limbaugh and his daughter Christen Limbaugh Bloom are co-authors of the new book, "The Resurrected Jesus," just published this month. (Regnery Publishing)
Bestselling author David Limbaugh and his daughter Christen Limbaugh Bloom are co-authors of the new book, “The Resurrected Jesus,” just published this month. (Regnery Publishing)

Among other points, Christen Limbaugh Bloom shared that reading the Bible is “a conversation with God” — and “we are not alone when we read the Bible,” she said.

Number-one bestselling author David Limbaugh has just released “The Resurrected Jesus: The Church in the New Testament” (Regnery Publishing, Sept. 2022) — a new book he co-wrote with a very special literary partner: one of his own children. 

The writers “explain the biblical narrative, in their own words — without being presumptuous, because we’re not formal, trained experts — what it all means,” said Limbaugh.

In addition, they “share commentary,” all in an effort to convey just how accessible and important the Bible truly is and “to help people overcome any obstacles and to dive into it all for themselves, so it can be a guide to them for life.”

Christen Bloom, for her part, explained that she “was raised in a Christian home” by her parents and grew up reading the Bible. 

“But it wasn’t until college, really, that I learned for myself that there is an opportunity in reading the Bible to really hear from God personally,” she said.

“I think if people approach the Bible with the understanding that it’s the word of God for them — that it’s God speaking into their lives — then it’s an invitation for them to have a conversation with God by reading his word,” she said.

Emergency COVID money from early 2021 bill slow to be spent, goes to many non-COVID uses

 (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
 (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The $1.9 trillion bill was framed as an emergency measure to help the United States dig out of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. 

But much money is going toward projects that are seemingly unrelated or barely related to the virus or the recovery from the pandemic. Technically, many such projects are permitted. But it is not how the package was sold.

Just 12% of the over $100 billion earmarked for elementary and secondary schools has been spent so far, according to federal statistics. And according to Treasury Department figures, as of the end of March 2022 only about $70 billion of the $350 billion allocated for state and local governments had been spent. Just over $100 billion of that money was contractually committed to be spent.

“Washington allocated $350 billion to state and local governments to close budget deficits that did not even exist,” Manhattan Institute senior fellow Brian Riedl told Fox News Digital. “These states are totally awash in more money than they know what to do with, so it’s no surprise they haven’t allocated yet – they’re going to be sitting on this money for years.” 

CNN anchor hits Biden for having Marines behind him at anti-MAGA speech: Military is supposed to be apolitical

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on what he calls the "continued battle for the Soul of the Nation" in front of Independence Hall at Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, U.S., September 1, 2022. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on what he calls the “continued battle for the Soul of the Nation” in front of Independence Hall at Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, U.S., September 1, 2022. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Keilar, the liberal co-host of CNN’s morning program “New Day,” took to Twitter and knocked Biden for using the Marines as props in his political speech. 

“Whatever you think of this speech the military is supposed to be apolitical,” Keilar wrote. “Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that.” 

“It’s wrong when Democrats do it. It’s wrong when Republicans do it,” Keilar added. 

Others blasted the president on social media. 

“I thought the military wasn’t supposed to be political… positioning marines behind Biden when he said his political opponents were a threat to the nation was… tin pot, third world dictator s—,” satirist Tim Young reacted.

Politics:

Biden picks John Podesta to guide climate spending

President Joe Biden has picked former Clinton aide John Podesta to guide climate spending. reports.

“Waste Of The Week” on TND: CA Gov. Newsom Solicited 1,000 State Vendors For Campaign Cash

LEGAL PAY-TO-PLAY: California Governor Gavin Newsom has quietly solicited millions of dollars in campaign donations from state vendors, key people, employees, or their affiliated corporate political action committees!

Bipartisan coalition warns Biden to reconsider nuclear deal with Iran

President Obama announces the original Iran nuclear deal (Photo: Screenshot)
President Obama announces the original Iran nuclear deal (Photo: Screenshot)

Thirty-four Democrats and 16 Republicans urged Biden to be more transparent with the agreement and any parallel negotiations, and to consult with Congress before committing to any nuclear deal with the state sponsor of terrorism.

They raised concerns about several provisions included in the still-secret draft that could make it easier for Iran to skirt sanctions on its terrorist paramilitary group and pose a significant threat to U.S. interests.

“We are deeply concerned about multiple provisions that reportedly may be contained in the final language of any agreement with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism,” the representatives, led by Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey and Republican Rep. Andrew Garbarino of New York, wrote.

“If the regime in Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, has proven anything, it’s that it can’t be trusted,” they added.

Gina McCarthy, Biden’s top climate adviser, to step down

 Photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI
 Photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI

Sept. 2 (UPI) — Gina McCarthy, the top White House domestic climate adviser will step down on Sept. 16, completing a move that had been expected for months.

Her departure comes weeks after President Joe Biden signed the largest-ever U.S. law aimed at combatting climate change, Politico reported.

McCarthy was tapped to head the newly created White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy as part of the climate and energy team Biden appointed upon taking office.

A native of Massachusetts, McCarthy previously led the Environmental Protection Agency for four years during former President Barack Obama‘s term. She also served as an environmental adviser to several Massachusetts governors and was Connecticut’s commissioner of environmental protection.

Donald Trump Jr: Imagine What The Media Would Do If Donald Trump Gave Biden’s Divisive Speech

Trump again says he’d pardon Jan. 6 rioters, also says he’s ‘financially supporting’ some defendants

“I mean full pardons with an apology to many,” Trump on Thursday morning told conservative radio host Wendy Bell, according to The Washington Post.

Federal prosecutors continue to charge people connected to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol and bring them to trial and sentencing.

On the same day Trump suggested he would pardon at least some of those found guilty in connection to the riot – if reelected president – a jury sentenced former New York City police officer and Marine Corps veteran Thomas Webster to 10 years in prison on multiple charges including assaulting law enforcement officers and violent and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Webster’s sentence was the longest so far in connection with the riot. 

In the nearly 20 months since the riot, roughly 370 rioters have pleaded guilty to federal charges or been convicted in connection with the riot, and over 220 have been sentenced. Over 800 defendants have been arrested and federally charged from nearly all 50 states and the District of Columbia, also according to the newspaper

Trump, during the radio interview, also said he met with some Jan. 6 defendants earlier this week and is helping some financially.

Biden is blocking DeSantis from letting Floridians access cheaper medication

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has a simple plan that would allow Floridians to access cheaper prescription medication. There’s just one roadblock: the Biden administration.

“Florida has been ready to deliver cheaper prescription drugs to those that need them for nearly two years,” the Republican said.

“The lack of transparency by the Biden administration during the approval process, and failure to provide records on the importation proposal, is costing Floridians who are facing rising prices across the board due to inflation.”

Florida is now suing the Biden administration over its delays and failure to respond to information requests about the status of the program. 

Even Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), of all people, has praised DeSantis’s effort, calling it “great.”

Donald Trump: ‘Insane’ Joe Biden ‘Threatened America’ in ‘Awkward and Angry’ Speech

Brandon Bell/Getty Images, Hannah Beier/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Brandon Bell/Getty Images, Hannah Beier/Bloomberg via Getty Images

“If you look at the words and meaning of the awkward and angry Biden speech tonight, he threatened America, including with the possible use of military force,” Trump wrote on social media. “He must be insane, or suffering from late stage dementia!”

Biden used his “Soul of America” speech on Thursday night in front of Independence Hall to stoke fears about Trump and his supporters, branding them as “extreme” MAGA Republicans.

Trump tried to remind Biden what MAGA stood for.

“Someone should explain to Joe Biden, slowly but passionately, that MAGA means, as powerfully as mere words can get, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” he wrote.

Sen. Kennedy: Biden’s speech was a cynical attempt to fill our heads with stupid

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., provides reaction to President Biden’s primetime speech and the impact of COVID lockdowns on students’ test scores.

World News:

Eco-Warriors Extinction Rebellion Break Into House of Commons, Glue Themselves to Speakers’ Chair

Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion

Although police and security apparently failed to prevent the potentially destructive protest, London’s Metropolitan Police Service issued the statement: “The Met is aware of a demonstration by a number [of] protesters at the Palace of Westminster. Met police and Parliamentary staff are responding.”

Members of Extinction Rebellion are no strangers to protesting outside of Parliament, however, this marks the first time that they have actually breached the building. During their “uprisings” of the past, XR has blockaded the streets surrounding the building to such a degree that Home Secretary Priti Patel sought to make it illegal to obstruct the roads around Parliament.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion, as well as from other splinter eco-groups such as Insulate Britain, frequently glue themselves to roads and even highways in order to stymie police attempts to remove them from obstructing traffic.

Since 2019, the green warrior group has cost the taxpayer over £60 million in policing costs, with some 16,000 officers being deployed at various protests.

Gravitas: Poland wants Germany to pay $1.3 trillion

Poland has made an assessment of the financial damages caused by Nazi Germany’s invasion during World War Two. According to a parliamentary committee, Poland lost over $1 trillion.

The leader of Poland’s ruling party wants Berlin to pay reparations. Palki Sharma tells you more.

India Commissions First Homemade Aircraft Carrier

In this handout picture provided by the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier, sails for sea trials from Kochi, India, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (Indian Navy via AP)
In this handout picture provided by the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier, sails for sea trials from Kochi, India, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (Indian Navy via AP)

Modi said the commissioning of the new ship means “India has joined the list of countries which manufacture huge aircraft carriers with indigenous technology.” The other countries that have constructed and deployed their own aircraft carriers are the United States, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and China.

Modi said the commissioning of the new ship means “India has joined the list of countries which manufacture huge aircraft carriers with indigenous technology.” The other countries that have constructed and deployed their own aircraft carriers are the United States, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and China.

“It’s a historic day and landmark achievement. It’s an example of the government’s thrust to make India’s defense sector self-reliant … It has filled the country with a new confidence,” Modi said.

Chairman of Russian oil giant Lukoil dies mysteriously | Latest International News | WION

The chairman of Russia’s Lukoil giant, Ravil Maganov died mysteriously on Thursday. According to the Russian media reports, he died after falling out of a window of the capital’s Central Clinical Hospital.

France Warns of Elevated Islamic Terrorism Threat

Getty Images
Getty Images

Ricard´s comments come ahead of the opening of the trial of eight suspects in connection with the 2016 Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead.

Ricard said the extremist threat has increased since 2020. “For two years, we’ve been able to see how the Islamic State group was regaining some pieces of territory, was restructuring itself” in Iraq and Syria.

He pointed to the January attack in Syria by Islamic State militants of a prison holding suspected extremists in the northeastern city of Hassakeh.

Individuals convicted in France on terror-related charges and are set to be released pose another threat, Ricard said.

“Very often they have abandoned none of their convictions,” he said, adding however that France’s judicial and intelligence services will keep a close watch on that released inmates.

The prosecutor said French authorities will “need to do everything we can” to prevent determined terrorists from committing attacks.

Iran briefly seizes 2 US sea drones in Red Sea amid tensions

(Iranian state television via AP)
In this frame grab from Iranian state television, Iranian navy sailors throw an American sea drone overboard in the Red Sea on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.(Iranian state television via AP)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s navy seized two American sea drones in the Red Sea before letting them go Friday, officials said, in the latest maritime incident involving the U.S. Navy’s new drone fleet in the Mideast.

Iranian state television aired footage it said came from the deck of the Iranian navy’s Jamaran destroyer, where lifejacket-wearing sailors examined two Saildrone Explorers. They tossed one overboard as another warship could be seen in the distance.

State TV said the Iranian navy found “several unmanned spying vessels abandoned in the international maritime routes” on Thursday.

Two American destroyers in the Red Sea, as well as Navy helicopters, responded to the incident, the official said. They called the Iranian destroyer over the radio and followed the vessel until it released the drones Friday morning, the official said.

Nord Stream 1: Gazprom announces indefinite shutdown of pipeline

The Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters
The Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Russian energy giant Gazprom extended the shutdown of gas flows through its key Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany on Friday evening, providing no timeframe for a reopening.

The state-owned oil firm said supplies would remain halted through Saturday after a leak was detected. It said the pipeline would not restart until repairs were fully implemented.

It said in a social media post that it had identified “malfunctions” on a key turbine along the pipeline, which carries natural gas from western Russia to Germany and that the pipeline will not work unless these were eliminated.

US-EU note ‘set-back’ in Iran nuclear talks; US bolsters Israel’s strategic QME TV7Israel News 02.09

1) U.S. and European officials express frustration after an Iranian response to a document, aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement, is labelled as “a step backwards”.

2) Pentagon Press Secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder says the IRGC’s attempt to steal a U.S. Naval Sale-drone earlier this week is indicative of Iranian behavior in the region for many years.

3) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz thanks the United States for approving the sale of four aerial tankers – which will significantly ratchet-up Israel’s qualitative edge versus Iran.

Argentina VP Cristina Fernández escapes assassination attempt unharmed after gun misfires; suspect arrested

This still image taken from a video provided by Television Publica Argentina shows a man pointing a gun at Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez during an event in front of her home in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.  (Television Publica Argentina via AP)
This still image taken from a video provided by Television Publica Argentina shows a man pointing a gun at Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez during an event in front of her home in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.  (Television Publica Argentina via AP)

“A man pointed a firearm at her head and pulled the trigger,” he said in a nationally broadcasted message.

The president spoke shortly after a video was released on local television channels showing the assassination attempt as Fernández exited her vehicle surrounded by supporters. 

A man could be seen extending his hand while holding a hand gun before he then appeared to pull the trigger inches from her face.

The vice president ducked as surrounding supporters appeared shocked at the apparently blatant murder attempt.

Commentary/Opinion:

Did the FBI pressure Big Tech to CENSOR Hunter Biden news?

During a recent interview with Joe Rogan, Mark Zuckerberg provided details into how Facebook chose to handle the Hunter Biden laptop story that broke just weeks before the 2020 presidential election.

And the insight he provides makes Glenn and Stu wonder:

Was it really the FBI behind the story’s censorship, rather than Big Tech?

We’ll likely never know what REALLY happened behind the scenes, but the idea of the FBI censoring news seems even scarier than Big Tech.

Hispanics Are Targets Of Discrimination In Schools

The old Spanish Colonial facade of Quetzaltenango Roman Catholic cathedral, Guatemala
Image by Simon Burchell
The old Spanish Colonial facade of Quetzaltenango Roman Catholic cathedral, Guatemala
Image by Simon Burchell

The release of a video showing an Assistant Principal in Cos Cob, CT, admitting that Catholics are being discriminated against when hiring teachers, is becoming a national scandal.

The fact that religion is being used to filter out candidates that are perceived as less inclined to accept the leftist, progressive indoctrination now promoted in schools all over the country, is opening the eyes of many who have not been aware that discrimination is the natural outcome of this ‘woke’ practices.

Hispanics, who are mostly Catholics, are a group that will be strongly impacted if religion is used as a characteristic in making hiring decisions in our schools. This indirect discrimination will allow the proponents of Critical Race Theory (CRT), to reduce the participation of Hispanics in our school systems without openly showing their real objective of marginalizing them to justify the evil idea that the American dream is not longer possible in our country.

Connecticut, a state with a surprisingly large Hispanic population, is becoming a battle ground for the implementation of CRT ideas through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs. And the fight is taking place not only in primary schools, but also at the town level. Close to Cos Cob, in Westport, CT, discrimination of Hispanics under the disguise of Inclusion or Diversity activities is increasing.

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