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How an undercover agent infiltrated LA’s most ruthless biker gang

Darrin Kozlowski immediately knew something was wrong when ‘Lars,’ the menacing leader of a local biker gang showed up at the front door of his North Hollywood apartment demanding answers.

Kozlowski (also known as ‘Koz’) had spent the last seven months of his life slowly infiltrating and earning the trust of LA‘s most ruthless motorcycle club— the Vagos. At that moment, he knew his cover had been blown… and that the man standing in front of him was capable of seeking violent, deadly revenge.

 Kozlowski’s infiltration of the Vagos was his first long-term undercover case as a rookie cop, but his career would ultimately see him exposing the heinous crimes of multiple biker gangs across the US. Still, the former ATF agent says the Vagos ‘were as bad as outlaw motorcycle gangs got.’ 

FBI Changes Total Number of Documents Seized From Trump’s Estate

(Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Sixty-three additional documents or photographs without classification markings were taken from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort than previously listed by the FBI, according to an updated inventory list.

The revised inventory was submitted to the federal court in southern Florida on orders from U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie, a Reagan appointee who was inserted into the case as a special master, or an independent third party to handle disputes and other matters.

Dearie ordered a government official “with sufficient knowledge of the matter” to submit a declaration or affidavit stating whether the detailed property inventory released on Sept. 2 “represents the full and accurate extent of the property seized from” Trump’s home in August when FBI agents executed a search warrant there.

Labor Shortage Curtails Production of Aircraft Parts in US, Canada

(Image: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)
(Image: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

Like other companies that supply precision cast parts for everything from landing gear to engine components, Mitchell Aerospace is facing a labor shortage expected to hobble plane production through 2023.

“It’s just a hurricane in the plant,” said company President Guillermo Alonso. “There’s just no time. It’s just produce, produce, produce and find ways to improve your productivity.”

A slowing global economy has started to unwind some supply chain shortages that hit manufacturers and contributed to inflation. Demand for shipping and airfreight have softened, chip sales are slowing and used car prices in the United States are falling.

But aircraft parts makers are still reeling from deep job cuts undertaken when planes were grounded during the pandemic, a sign of how uneven the supply chain crisis remains.

Chinese Guided Missile Cruiser, Russian Warships Spotted Near Alaska

A Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crew-member observes a foreign vessel in the Bering Sea, on Sept. 19, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard District 17 via AP)
A Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crew-member observes a foreign vessel in the Bering Sea, on Sept. 19, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard District 17 via AP)

“While the formation has operated in accordance with international rules and norms, we will meet presence-with-presence to ensure there are no disruptions to U.S. interests in the maritime environment around Alaska,” Rear Admiral Nathan Moore, the  Seventeenth Coast Guard District commander, said in a news release.

The Coast Guard release said that the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crew was on a routine patrol in the Bering Sea and spotted a Chinese Renhai CG 101 missile cruiser near Kiska Island.

Later, the crew saw two other Chinese vessels, a Russian navy destroyer, and three other Russian vessels “all in a single formation with the Renhai” and were “operating in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone,” according to the press release.

Maryland couple pleads guilty to selling nuclear-related secrets

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are pictured in photos released by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority on Oct. 12, 2021.
WV Regional Jail Authority
Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are pictured in photos released by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority on Oct. 12, 2021.
WV Regional Jail Authority

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe pleaded guilty for a second time on Tuesday to federal charges that they tried to sell secrets about U.S. submarine nuclear propulsion systems to a foreign country.

The couple originally pleaded guilty in February but a judge threw out the plea agreements last month after deciding the sentences called for were too low.

At the time of his plea, Toebbe conceded he sent a package to a foreign government, listing a return address in Pittsburgh that contained a sample of restricted data and instructions for establishing relationship to buy additional restricted data.

Toebbe said he began corresponding with someone he thought was a representative of the foreign government who was really an undercover FBI agent.

The new plea agreement appeared to call for a sentence of about 12 years in prison, four times as long as Diana Toebbe’s prior agreement. Magistrate Judge Robert Trumble accepted her plea but noted a different judge would determine whether the new sentencing terms were sufficient.

Jonathan Toebbe, 43, also pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiring to communicate restricted data pursuant to an agreement that calls for a sentence of up to 17 years in prison.

Hurricane Ian’s latest path: Florida landfall forecast for Wednesday afternoon

Workers board up the windows on the historical Henry B. Plant Hall on the campus of the University of Tampa ahead of Hurricane Ian, on Sept. 27, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.
Workers board up the windows on the historical Henry B. Plant Hall on the campus of the University of Tampa ahead of Hurricane Ian, on Sept. 27, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.

Hurricane Ian strengthened to a Category 3 storm on Tuesday as it made landfall in Cuba.

Next, Ian heads to Florida. Landfall is expected late afternoon Wednesday between Tampa and Fort Myers, though track, timing and intensity could still change.

The latest track shows Ian making landfall on Wednesday, striking the west coast of Florida between Tampa and Fort Myers, bringing flooding and damaging winds.

Hurricane warnings are in effect from Tampa to Fort Myers and storm surge warnings are in effect for a large portion of Florida’s west coast.

See live Tampa webcams as Hurricane Ian approaches

This NOAA handout image taken by the GOES satellite shows Hurricane Ian as it moves toward western Cuba on September 26. Credit: Photo By NOAA Via Getty Images
This NOAA handout image taken by the GOES satellite shows Hurricane Ian as it moves toward western Cuba on September 26. Credit: Photo By NOAA Via Getty Images

Hurricane Ian is tracking toward the Florida coast, and all eyes are on Tampa as the storm threatens to make a historic landfall near the state’s second-biggest metropolitan area this week.

The storm has rapidly intensified into a major hurricane, and the National Hurricane Center’s predicted path is entirely focused on central Florida.

If the predictions are accurate, the storm will race toward Florida before slowing down and hovering for more than 12 hours near the coastline as the storm moves ashore Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

Lawyer for pro-life activist arrested by FBI blasts ‘outrageous abuse of power’ from DOJ: ‘Pure intimidation’

Mark Houck seen with his children. Houck was arrested Friday by the FBI after a reported altercation outside a Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia.  (Thomas More Society )
Mark Houck seen with his children. Houck was arrested Friday by the FBI after a reported altercation outside a Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia.  (Thomas More Society )

An attorney for Mark Houck, a Catholic pro-life activist from Pennsylvania, condemned the recent FBI arrest of his client as an abuse of power from President Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) intended to send an intimidating message to pro-life Americans.

“Americans should not have to fear that they’re going to have 20 federal agents pounding their door down and dragging them out as they’re trying to enjoy their morning coffee,” Peter Breen, senior counsel at the Thomas More Society, told Fox News Digital. “This is an outrageous abuse of the great powers that the American people entrust to the federal government.”

The Philadelphia Police Department confirmed to Fox News Digital that officers responded to the Planned Parenthood clinic on the afternoon of Oct. 13, but that Houck was not arrested and no charges were filed against him. The 72-year-old man “was pushed to the ground” by Houck, which caused “a scrape to his right arm,” a Philadelphia police spokesperson said.

After the Philadelphia district attorney declined to prosecute Houck over the incident, Breen said the other man involved brought a private criminal complaint against Houck, but that the man never showed up to his own court hearings that he initiated. Houck’s lawyer said they have considered taking legal action for abuse of process.

Outrage mounts over ‘soft’ treatment of Islamic terrorist responsible for abuse and deaths of four Americans

Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Sygma via Getty Images
Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Sygma via Getty Images

Sudanese-born former British national El Shafee Elsheikh joined ISIS and committed atrocities in Iraq and Syria between 2012 and 2015.

Elsheikh was personally involved in the kidnapping, torture, and murder of 26 journalists and aid workers, including four Americans. 

Spared the death penalty by former U.S. Attorney General William Barr so that British prosecutors would cooperate, the Islamic terrorist was ultimately brought to the U.S. to stand trial. He was subsequently given eight life sentences by a U.S. District Court in Virginia on August 19.

Although he was expected to spend the rest of his days in solitary confinement at an American supermax prison, the Daily Mail reported that he has been assigned to a laxer prison where he may be permitted to fraternize with other prisoners.

This revelation has stoked outrage as well as fears that the 34-year-old terrorist may radicalize some of the prison population.

Students Finally Winning The School Choice Fight

Dozens of states expanded school choice in the last two years, allowing more students to leave government-run schools.

But David Walrod, the president of a teachers’ union in Fairfax, Virginia, says the new school choice programs are harmful.

83-year-old shot in the back while handing out pro-life pamphlets

(Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay)
(Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay)

The victim, who is remaining anonymous pending the investigation, had a heated conversation with a woman at her home and, as she walked away, a man emerged from inside the house shot her in the back, according to Michigan Right to Life.

She had allegedly been speaking with community members about Proposal 3, a proposed amendment to the Michigan constitution that would expand legal abortion throughout pregnancy and loosen medical requirements and regulations of the procedure.

The woman drove herself to the Lake Odessa Police Department to report the shooting before being transported to the hospital, according to Wood TV, an NBC affiliate.

“The volunteer is recovering and in good spirits,” a Michigan Right to Life spokesman told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “While the motive has not been determined by law enforcement, no one should be shot while peacefully exercising their Constitutionally protected right to free speech. Michigan voters should not be intimidated from peacefully speaking out against extreme Proposal 3.”

Pro-Life Advocates Targeted In Biden’s America

“We should all be able to agree that pro-life Americans should be able to express their pro-life beliefs without fear of intimidation or violence.”

Alison Howard Centofante joins Dr. Gina to discuss the recent news surrounding pro-life advocates being targeted and persecuted under the Biden administration.

NASA successfully crashes into asteroid

The collision happened 7 million miles away from our planet, and the technology could someday be used to save humanity in an “Armageddon” situation, according to NASA.

The mission has been in the making for years. A man-made spacecraft, the size of a vending machine, launched last year by NASA, finally hit an asteroid, known as Dimorphos, Monday evening.

The collision occurred around 7:14 p.m. ET with an impact of 14,000 mph. The mission went according to plan, meaning DART hit Dimorphos hard enough to change its orbit away from Earth.

Telescopes around the world and in space aimed at the same point in the sky to capture the spectacle. Though the impact was immediately obvious — Dart’s radio signal abruptly ceased — it will be days or even weeks to determine how much the asteroid’s path was changed.

The $325 million mission was the first attempt to shift the position of an asteroid or any other natural object in space.

Secret Service takes cellphones of 24 agents involved in Jan 6 riot

Secret Service took the cellphones of 24 agents involved in Jan. 6 response and gave them to investigators.

DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari asked for the phones around the time he launched a criminal probe into the Secret Service’s missing text messages from Jan. 6, 2021.

Jan. 6 Prisoner Beaten til He Lost an Eye, Later He Was Tied to Chair for 12 Hours, Now He Has Blood Clots and Precancerous Growths, Government Won’t Allow Him Medical Treatment – They Want Him Dead – EXCLUSIVE AUDIO

Ryan Samsel was arrested in January 2021.  He was blinded by DC prison guards in one of his many beatings since his arrest.
Ryan Samsel was arrested in January 2021.  He was blinded by DC prison guards in one of his many beatings since his arrest.

Ryan Samsel attended the January 6, 2021, protests in Washington DC.

Samsel pushed the flimsy bike racks and stormed the US Capitol after Ray Epps was seen whispering in his ear. Samsel allegedly injured a female police officer.

Since his arrest, Ryan Samsel has been held in a Washington DC prison. On March 21, 2021, Ryan was awakened by correctional officers and his hands were zip-tied.  Then they walked him to an unoccupied cell where he was brutally beaten by the officers. Ryan Samsel lost an eye in the beating.  His face was smashed.  The next day the guards beat him again.

This was not an isolated incident.

On Monday US political prisoners Ryan SamselDominic Pezzola called The Gateway Pundit from their prison block.

Ryan Samsel told The Gateway Pundit that he was beaten by the guards repeatedly, tied to a chair for 12 hours until he developed blood clots. Ryan suffered a broken face and a ruptured kidney. The guards later broke the right side of his face. Now he has precancerous growths on his chest that are spreading and the US government will not allow him medical treatment.

Trial begins for Oath Keeper founder Rhodes, four others, in DOJ’s high-profile Jan. 6 case

In addition, Rhodes and co-defendants Thomas Caldwell, Kelly Meggs, Kenneth Harrelson and Jessica Watkins are the first people in over 10 years to face federal charges of seditious conspiracy under a Civil War-era statute that is rarely prosecuted, according to Reuters.

A conviction of the charge carries maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

The defendants also face charges of conspiring to prevent an officer from discharging duties and conspiring to obstruct and obstructing an official proceeding, that latter of which carries up to 20 years in prison.

Jury selection is expected to last several days. 

Gov Ron DeSantis: Please Heed The Warnings About Hurricane Ian

CDC walks back COVID guidance again, finds lasting post-vaccine heart problems in young adults

The CDC continues to erase distinctions by COVID-19 vaccination status in public health guidance as ongoing global research — including its own — documents the mediocre performance of COVID vaccines and their unexpectedly high rates of lasting harm in some groups.

A CDC study of 12-29 year-olds with heart inflammation following mRNA vaccination, published last week in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, found that 1 in 6 still had not “fully recovered” at least 90 days after myocarditis onset, including 1 in 100 who hadn’t improved at all.

University of California San Francisco epidemiologist Vinay Prasad, a critic of the New York-Presbyterian myocarditis ad, was shocked by the CDC researchers’ rosy portrayal of the findings. “What kind of ‘full recovery’ is it if I can’t go for a run or a jog and I’m a 24-year-old man?” he asked in a 23-minute video analysis.

Politics:

Top Senators Press Wray, Garland on FBI Paying Primary Source for Anti-Trump Dossier

(Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
(Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Top U.S. senators are pressing the FBI’s director and the attorney general for answers on how the government paid the primary source for the anti-Donald Trump dossier, which has been proven to be full of baseless information.

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the top Republican on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, said they want more information following the recent disclosure that the FBI paid Igor Danchenko.

In 2016, the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane team, investigating alleged links between Trump and his campaign and Russian actors, learned that Danchenko was Steele’s primary source and became familiar with the earlier investigation. But the bureau still decided to pay him as a confidential human source.

McConnell endorses bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has endorsed a bipartisan electoral count reform bill in the Senate, giving the legislation a key boost over a similar bill the House passed last week.

Both bills seek to prevent future presidents from trying to overturn election results through Congress, and were directly prompted by the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob seeking to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral win.

Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, McConnell said he would “strongly support” the legislation, saying it did not “rashly replace current law with something untested.”

Joe Biden is Lying to America

Biden/Harris admin paint a rosy picture of a rebounding economy, secure borders, and freedom. But Americans live in the real world: struggling with inflation and basic needs.

Soldiers going on food stamps. Historic illegal immigration. People unsafe in their own community. This is the real America those in power created.

Biden’s Stuck in His Own Climate Claptrap Vortex

Joe Biden fancies himself an expert meteorologist and climatologist.

This week, as he spoke to world leaders at the United Nations Climate summit, he pontificated on the virtues of Green energy while chastising any doubters about climate change.

But, as Mark points out, there’s no such thing as clean energy. And Biden is leading America down a path of green energy destruction.

FL Gov. Desantis takes on China’s Communist Party

Gov Ron DeSantis (U.S. Government/Released)
Gov Ron DeSantis (U.S. Government/Released)

DeSantis’ order quotes the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which stated earlier this year, “China presents the broadest, most active, and persistent cyber espionage threat to U.S. Government and private sector networks.”  

The move “will help prevent the exposure of government information and technology services and systems in Florida to other state and non-state actors affiliated with” the countries of concerns, DeSantis said, according to the Washington Examiner.

DMS Secretary Pedro Allende said DeSantis’ plan “will make it harder for bad actors to gain a foothold on state infrastructure, will protect Floridians’ personal information and intellectual property, and will further secure key information systems and the critical infrastructure that our state and its citizens rely on each day.”

Who’s Really Running the Democratic Party? | @Glenn Beck

Joe Biden — whether due to illness or age — seems to be mentally incapacitated which, according to Merriam-Webster, means ‘an absence of mental capacity.’ But it’s not just Joe.

In fact, Stu argues that the mental abilities of current Senate candidate John Fetterman may be even worse. Plus, Kamala Harris can barely string together a cohesive thought, and Nancy Pelosi incoherently babbles as well.

This leads Glenn to a very important question: With these mentally incapacitated Democrats, WHO THEN IS RUNNING AND CONTROLLING THE PARTY?!

NO, Italy’s new prime minister is NOT a fascist. Here’s why.

The mainstream media is going into OVERDRIVE trying to convince the world that Italy’s newly elected prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, is a fascist.

In this clip, Glenn explains what Meloni ACTUALLY believes, breaking down her ‘radical’ views that have put the far-left into a tailspin.

But if you know the real definition of fascism, Glenn explains, you may realize that Meloni actually is against fascism and has vowed to stand against it. So, who are the real radicals?

Hilary Clinton doesn’t have a ‘love for America’

Comedian Alex Stein says former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a “love for America” because she is a globalist.

“All she cares about is her own political career,” he told Sky News host Rowan Dean.

“So if she can somehow throw Americans under the bus for her political gain, that’s what she does.”

Busted! Dem congresswoman admits she vacationed overseas while voting on bills

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa (Official photo)
U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa (Official photo)

Axne sent a letter to the House clerk Aug. 12 delegating her in-person voting status that day to Democratic Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton.

While Axne wrote in her letter that her “proxy” vote decision was “due to the ongoing public health emergency,” the congresswoman admitted in a Sunday interview that she was actually in France traveling with her family.

Axne’s son notably posted a picture on Instagram Aug. 11 with the congresswoman and her husband that was captioned “France Pt. 1.,” Fox News reported. The image was removed from Instagram after the outlet reached out.

One ethics watchdog group told the Daily Caller News Foundation it is “gravely concerning” whenever a member of Congress “makes false statements” to both Congress and the public.

“This is a willful abuse of the system and dishonest,” said Kendra Arnold, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust. “If a House Member is not present to vote due to a vacation it is not an option to submit false statements to the Clerk.”

Tucker Carlson: People are upset about this

Fox News host Tucker Carlson reacts to the election of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.

This is why populism is gaining popularity around the globe

Former senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller and Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson reflect on the global battle between populism and the establishment on ‘The Ingraham Angle.

World News:

Philippines Set to Expel 40,000 Chinese Workers Associated With Online Casinos

A general view of the Manila City of Dreams mega-casino in 2015.
A general view of the Manila City of Dreams mega-casino in 2015.

The Philippines is set to expel 40,000 Chinese workers associated with offshore online casinos, potentially because tax revenue has cratered. (Image: TED ALJIBE/AFP via Getty Images)

The Philippines is taking another step towards purging the illicit influence of the notorious Chinese Communist Party after the country’s Justice Department announced it would expel 40,000 Chinese workers associated with illegal online casinos.

Spokesman Jose Dominic Clavano stated that his department had canceled the license of 175 “Philippine offshore gaming operators,” also known as POGOs, in a Sept. 26 press briefing, Bloomberg reported.

Clavano added that, based on an estimate of 200 Chinese foreign workers per POGO, close to 40,000 people are set to be arrested and deported.

Belgium told to pay €100K in damages for extraditing terrorist to US

Former Tunisian footballer Nizar Trabelsi | Michel Krakowski/AFP via Getty Images
Former Tunisian footballer Nizar Trabelsi | Michel Krakowski/AFP via Getty Images

Belgium must pay compensation of around €100,000 to convicted terrorist Nizar Trabelsi for the damage he suffered by being extradited to the U.S., a Brussels appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The court also ruled that the Belgian government should ask the American authorities to send back Trabelsi.

Trabelsi, a Tunisian former professional footballer, was convicted in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack the Kleine-Brogel air base, where U.S. military staff are based. He was given a 10-year sentence, which he served, and then Belgium extradited him to the U.S., despite the European Court of Human Rights ruling that he should not be sent across the Atlantic.

According to the U.S., Trabelsi met al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden not long before the September 2001 attacks on the U.S.

Scandinavian seismic stations register explosions near pipelines, raising fears of sabotage

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FILE PHOTO: Security walks in front of the landfall facility of the Baltic Sea gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 in Lubmin, Germany, September 19, 2022. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A series of unusual leaks on two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany triggered concerns about sabotage Tuesday, overshadowing the inauguration of a long-awaited pipeline that will bring Norwegian gas to Poland to bolster Europe’s energy independence from Moscow.

Bjorn Lund, a seismologist with Uppsala University who is part of Sweden’s national seismic network, said the first explosion was recorded in the early hours southeast of the Danish island of Bornholm. The latter and stronger blast that night was northeast of the island and equivalent to a magnitude-2.3 earthquake.

“We know very well what an underwater blast looks like. And so in this case, there’s no doubt this is not an earthquake,” Lund said.

Riots in Jerusalem; Iran warns U.S. over protests; Greek-Turkish tensions rise TV7 Israel News 27.09

1) Tensions boil-over in Jerusalem’s predominately Arab Eastern neighborhoods.

2) The United States does not believe that a political process to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict is viable at this time.

3) Iran warns the United States not to support Iranian protesters who are facing a deadly crackdown by regime forces.

Sky signals end of satellite dishes on homes amid move to streaming

Satellite dishes on sides of terraced houses. These could soon be a thing of the past. Photograph: Jason Batterham/Alamy
Satellite dishes on sides of terraced houses. These could soon be a thing of the past. Photograph: Jason Batterham/Alamy

The end of the satellite television dish is in sight after Sky said it would start offering most of its services via a set-top streaming box.

Although Sky has denied claims it will stop installing new satellite dishes next year, one source at the company suggested it is ultimately a matter of “when, not if” the company ultimately decides to move to internet streaming as standard.

Millions of British homes have installed dishes since the 1980s to enable them to receive more television channels, with the market dominated by Sky after it took over the “squariels” of its short-lived rival British Satellite Broadcasting. But the days of rows of dishes on the sides of homes are numbered due to changes in technology and consumer behaviour.

Denmark Banks Hand Out Blankets to Staff After Cutting Heating to 19 Degrees C

 (Image: Ole Jensen/Getty Images)
 (Image: Ole Jensen/Getty Images)

Peter Froulund, a spokesperson for Denmark’s sixth-largest bank, Arbejdernes Landsbank, was paraphrased by Bloomberg in a Sept. 22 article as stating that “blankets have been provided to the 1,800 employees in case they should freeze.”

Meanwhile, Neel Rosenberg, a spokesperson for Spar Nord Bank, the country’s fifth largest institution, was paraphrased as likewise stating the firm was “making a stash of blankets, jackets and shirts it already has in its branches and offices available to its 1,600 employees.”

Rosenberg was directly quoted as clarifying that the bank was simply repurposing corporate swag for the purpose, “These are items we normally hand out to clients, but our employees can now use them if they want.”

In a separate Sept. 8 article, Bloomberg reported that Dan Jorgensen, Denmark’s Climate Minister, had announced that alongside the cap on public sector building heat, government buildings would no longer turn on exterior lighting.

Russian secret police blindfolded, interrogated Japanese diplomat, says Japan

The Russian government has since released the Japanese diplomat and declared him “persona non grata,” meaning he had to leave the country within 48 hours.

The Japanese government has disputed Russia’s spying allegations and alleged FSB agents. On Tuesday, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi Russia’s action were “totally unacceptable” and said Tatsunori had not committed any illegal activity.

Hayashi said Tatsunori was blindfolded, physically restrained and treated “coercively” by the Russian FSB during his detention and interrogation, Kyodo News reported.

‘Free speech protection racket’: NSW Police send Nigel Farage $3000 bill for ‘security’

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says the New South Wales police sent him a bill for a speaking event he is hosting in Sydney.

“A ticketed event on private premises and yet the New South Wales Police see fit to send a bill for $3000 to police the event,” he told Sky News host Paul Murray.

Mr Farage said the police were conducting a “free speech protection racket” as, even though the fee had been paid, he was warned if the contract was not signed the event would be cancelled.

Commentary/Opinion:

 Hunter Biden Story ‘Made for Cinema’—Star Laurence Fox Talks ‘My Son Hunter’

“It’s almost as if the Hunter Biden story was made for cinema and for two journalists and filmmakers to come along and have to crowdfund the budget for this film and to put it together on such a shoestring and to get it out before mainstream culture has even accepted the veracity of this laptop,

I thought was an incredibly brave and interesting thing to do. … If it’s the last job I ever do—which at the moment, it looks like it is—I’m proud of it.”

—Laurence Fox on starring as Hunter Biden in “My Son Hunter”