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Officers assigned to the DeConcini Port of Entry on August 28 found multiple AK-47s, gun parts, and ammunition hidden in a truck headed to Mexico.
CBP officials said a tan 1999 Chevy S10 pickup truck approached CBP officers in the departure lanes. The officers referred the man to a secondary inspection area where a non-intrusive imaging system revealed anomalies in the truck.
A physical inspection uncovered multiple weapons and ammunition hidden inside the vehicle’s quarter panels and taillight assemblies.
The term “criminal alien” is not used by Border Patrol to refer to migrants with only immigration violations. It is reserved for those with convictions for state and federal crimes like murder, rape, sexual assault, burglary, robbery, narcotics, and more.
Most of these individuals are returning to the United States illegally after deportations. Although they constitute a minority of the migrants encountered by the Border Patrol, criminal migrant and gang member encounters play out daily along the southwest border.
On Tuesday, Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, arrested a female migrant. After reviewing her criminal history, agents quickly discovered she was convicted of 3rd degree homicide in Pennsylvania. After serving a 15 to 30-year sentence, she was removed in 2019.
It reads, “If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless, inept and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House that is complicit in the death of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, please take your business elsewhere.”
Ugarte says she posted the message the same day 13 service members were killed in Afghanistan.
“I was just angry. I was just let down. I felt like one of those mothers, or wives, or sisters who were gonna get that knock on the door,” she explained.
Ugarte, who’s been running the Debary Diner for about five years, says a lot of her regular customers are vets. She has an entire wall in the diner dedicated to members of the military. She blames President Joe Biden’s administration for the recent deaths in the Middle East.
“If you really, really still stand behind what’s allowed this to happen and the way it happened – which was unnecessary then I really don’t want to be associated with you in any way and I certainly don’t want your business,” she told FOX 35 News.
The 20-year-old was among 13 U.S. servicemembers who died during a terrorist bombing Thursday at the Kabul airport.
When people learned he had been killed and left behind a wife and unborn baby, two fundraisers were set up, the Western Journal reported.
On a GoFundMe page titled Rylee McCollum’s Child Education Fund, the Into the Breach Supply Company who organized it wrote, “This is a fund specifically dedicated to the education and upbringing of Marine Rylee McCollum’s child who is expected for September.”
“His sacrifice at HKIA to protect the lives of those who cannot themselves will not be forgotten,” the page read.
As of Tuesday afternoon, donors gave $504,280.
For years, Obama officials, including senior national security adviser Ben Rhodes, spread a blatant lie about Edawrd Snowden: that he “fled to Russia” and chose Moscow as his destination to seek Putin’s protection.
Yet in Rhodes’ own book, he inadvertently proves that he, along with Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice, lied.
He admits that it was Rhodes himself who blocked Snowden’s attempts to leave Russia on the day he arrived.
Watch the graphic evidence proving this lie.
At Fort Myer in Virginia, Trump delivered a speech outlining his strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia, where he said the nation must seek an “honorable and enduring outcome worthy of the tremendous sacrifices” made, and warned that a “hasty” withdrawal could create a vacuum for terrorists in the country.
His warning is prescient, given the recent hasty and disastrous withdrawal under President Joe Biden, which was marred by chaos, violence, and the death of 13 Americans by an ISIS suicide bomber.
Trump said in his speech, on August 21, 2017:
The success of conservatives on Facebook has long been a complaint of Democrats and the establishment media.
During the 2020 election, the New York Times ran a piece lamenting the fact that conservative pages like Breitbart News, the Hodge Twins, Dan Bongino, and Dinesh D’Souza regularly outperformed liberal rivals on the platform.
Recent data from Facebook’s own analytics service showed that Breitbart News continues to demolish its establishment media competitors on Facebook.
Facebook’s move away from political content will hurt the most successful political publishers on the platform while boosting news publishers that can afford to create large quantities of non-political content — like the corporate establishment media.
According to CTV News, the incident occurred around 9 p.m. on Saturday at Dairy Queen in Vancouver Island’s Port Alberni.
The disgruntled customer was allegedly already asked to leave the establishment once before he returned. When he came back, workers asked him to cover his face, citing British Columbia (BC) policy.
The peevish customer argued with staff about British Columbia’s mask policy before unzipping his pants and defiling the DQ service counter as the staff shrieked in horror, footage showed.
“It’s not a BC policy. BC policy says you have to observe exemptions,” the dribbling dissenter said in the video before apparently taking matters into his own hands.
Gipe said that his intention is to radicalize students into supporting Marxist ideas by using the public school system as an avenue to incentivize them to participate in fringe extracurricular events.
“I have 180 days to turn them [students] into revolutionaries…Scare the f*ck out of them,” Gipe said.
Gipe said he keeps track of his students’ political inclinations. He is also perplexed when a student expresses discomfort with the decorations in his public-school classroom.
“There is a reason why Generation Z, these kids, are becoming further and further left,” he is heard saying.
The discussion continues as the PV journalist asks how his 17-year-old son might become involved with these groups.
Pregnant American is kicked in stomach by Taliban and forced into hiding after being abandoned by Biden
The California couple are among the hundreds of Americans left stranded in Kabul after the final US forces left, despite Biden’s promise to evacuate every citizen before the withdrawal deadline.
California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa is working on trying to get the woman, who he called ‘Nasria,’ out and described her harrowing experiences that forced her to go into hiding in an interview on Fox & Friends Tuesday.
An elderly couple in their 80s are also in contact with the congressman after being trapped in Kabul.
Issa said they ‘repeatedly went to the gate, waited at the gate with their blue passports, and did not get in.’
‘America Hates You’: Mom of Marine Killed in Kabul Writes Scathing Message to Joe Biden—and Is Silenced by His Big Tech Buddies
New Gold Star Mom, Shana Chappell, the mother of Marine Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui, wrote a post on Facebook describing what she thought of the president and what she told him at the dignified transfer ceremony.
She explained that the president didn’t much like what she had to say. And by the looks of it, the White House, which works very closely with Facebook, didn’t much like what she had to say, either.
Chappell’s Facebook page was suspended and it looks as if Biden trolls reported several of her Instagram posts, earning her “warnings” from the anti-free speech scolds on several posts that were months old. The Instagram page was reportedly shut down for a period of time “in error.”
Chappell posted to Facebook a description of her meeting with President Biden at the Dover Air Force Base dignified transfer ceremony.
The House voted to pass the bill 80-41 with only one Republican joining the Democrats, and the Senate passed the legislation hours later with an 18-13 party-line vote.
After the bill’s passage — a major victory for the Republicans — the text will now go to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) desk to be signed into law.
After the legislation passed the Senate, Abbott said he looks forward to signing the bill into law and explained the importance of the legislation”:
“The Select Committee seeks the preservation of these records as part of its examination of the violent attack on the Capitol and the broader context of efforts to delay or interfere with the peaceful transfer of power following the 2020 election,” Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) wrote in the letter sent on Monday to 35 companies, including AT&T and Verizon, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Parler.
The Associated Press (AP) reported on the letter, including the fact that, while the committee did not release the names of individuals “targeted” in the investigation ,the media outlet named Republicans whose records are being sought:
Among the hundreds of names are [President Donald] Trump’s and those of several family members, including his children Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric, according to the person familiar with the request.
“As news of the possible reappointment of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell circulates, we urge President Biden to re-imagine a Federal Reserve focused on eliminating climate risk and advancing racial and economic justice,” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Tlaib (MI), Ayanna Pressley (MA), Mondaire Jones (NY) , and Jesús G. “Chuy” García (IL) said in a statement.
According to the squad, Powell’s reappointment would continue his current “track record,” which they claim has done “very little action to mitigate the risk climate change poses to our financial system.”
The group mentions that the Fed received a “D-” in “climate risk policies.”
Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the radical members would prefer to have Biden appoint a person with the same radical views towards “bold and decisive action to eliminate climate risk.”
Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has more on Americans and allies still left in Afghanistan on ‘Special Report’
Now questions remain as to what happens to the gear left behind, and the Afghan allies still in the country.
A group of former U.S. Green Berets and SEAL Team members launched a mission called “Pineapple Express.” That’s named after an Afghan commando they had served with.
The commando had contacted them, saying he was on the run from the Taliban, and his visa was not approved when the Taliban took over.
The task force worked with the U.S. military at the Kabul airport. They told the Afghan troops and their families to go to an airport gate, and identify themselves with the password “pineapple” or show pictures of pineapples on their phones. They were then put on board a plane.
And a wounded war veteran is now the first American man to win gold in a Paralympic triathlon.
Brad Snyder was blinded by an explosive device while serving in Afghanistan. But that didn’t stop him.
Snyder raced alongside his guide and fellow triathlete Greg Billington. He’s taking the gold just 3 years after switching from competing in swimming.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Texas seized hundreds of pounds of contraband lunch meat that a motorist tried to smuggle across in a 2012 Honda Odyssey, the agency said Tuesday.
Hidden throughout the minivan was 320 pounds of bologna, and 30 pounds of turkey ham, according to CBP. Rolls of the illegal bologna were tucked beneath seats, stacked under blankets, jammed in the center console, and stuffed inside a duffel bag.
Due to the potential of animal diseases, pork products are banned from entering the U.S., CBP says.
Earlier this year, a man was stopped in New Mexico, transporting a load of 194 pounds in his trunk and luggage, McClatchy News previously reported. A few weeks later, New Mexico agents seized another 277 pounds of bologna hidden under the floor mats and seats of another vehicle.
Lights came back on for a fortunate few, some corner stores opened their doors, and crews cleared fallen trees and debris from a growing number of roadways Wednesday — small signs of progress amid the monumental task of repairing the damage inflicted by Hurricane Ida.
Still, suffering remained widespread three days after Ida battered Louisiana and parts of Mississippi as the fifth-most-powerful hurricane to strike the U.S. Some low-lying communities remained largely underwater.
Roughly a million homes and businesses still had no electricity, and more than 700,000 lacked running water.
The death toll rose to at least six after a coroner confirmed a 65-year-old woman had drowned in her Louisiana home and police in Maryland said a 19-year-old man was found dead in an apartment complex flooded by heavy rain from Ida’s remnants.
“We lucked out a little bit yesterday with some of the winds that didn’t come up quite as hard as we expected them to,” Tim Ernst, an operations section chief, told firefighters in a morning briefing.
The Caldor Fire has been burning toward Lake Tahoe from the southwest along California Highway 50, climbing over a high-elevation Sierra Nevada summit and descending into the Tahoe Basin.
“We were fortunate the fire did not make as strong a push into Tahoe as it did the previous day,” Ernst said.
Democrats unhinged after SCOTUS allows Texas law barring abortions after 6 weeks to take effect: ‘Chaos on the ground’
Under the new legislation, physicians in the state are prohibited from “knowingly perform[ing] or induce[ing] an abortion on a pregnant woman if the physician detected a fetal heartbeat for the unborn child … or failed to perform a test to detect a fetal heartbeat.”
However, the bill has no criminal enforcement provision for state officials. Rather, the ban will be “enforced exclusively through the private civil actions,” allowing private individuals to police violations by suing those who perform an abortion or “aids and abets” it.
While abortion patients can’t be sued, the law allows doctors, staff members at abortion clinics, abortion counselors, and anyone who helped pay for a procedure to be subject to a civil lawsuit. Scholars say this provision is what makes the law difficult to challenge.
The Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed last week declaring Elder, who is seeking to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in the Golden State’s upcoming recall election, to be “the Black face of white supremacy.”
Angel Eduardo, a black writer with Dominican roots, has had it with the treatment of black and brown Americans who don’t toe the approved minority line.
In a piece for Newsweek on Monday titled, “Stop Calling Me ‘White’ For Having the Wrong Opinions,” Eduardo took to task those who, throughout his life, have labeled him “white” for having the wrong tastes in music, clothing, and books.
But he has a message for the thought police: “Well, my being doesn’t belong to you, and you can’t take it away from me.”
“As for my ‘of color’ card, you can have it. It’s meaningless to me anyway.”
Watch as I analyze the latest in the public school ‘mask wars,’ the epicenter of which is in Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Biden administration are battling over mandates.
Police confirmed shortly before 2pm that one student was shot, and the suspect remains on the loose.
The victim was rushed to a hospital. There’s no update on the victim’s condition, as of 2:25pm.
There were reports over the scanner that parents saw the suspect running through the area and chased after him. Police haven’t confirmed
Canines are being called to the area to join the manhunt.
Meanwhile, frantic parents seeking information are sifting through rumors as they wait to be reunited with their children.
President Joe Biden has vowed to begin offering booster shots to the general public on September 20, a move that many health experts view as politicized and premature in coming before the FDA issues a formal recommendation.
While the White House booster strategy is contingent on securing approval from regulators, the public announcement irked mid-level officials at the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of whom have spoken out publicly.
Biden getting ahead of the FDA on booster shots was the final straw for Gruber and Krause, according to trade publication Endpoints News, citing a former senior FDA leader.
In many ways, the mass vaxx strategy, as witnessed by israel and now America, is turning into a self-fulfilling failure like Afghanistan.
So again, what is the true percentage of hospitalizations that are from vaccinated individuals, especially among seniors, as it stands now?
With Israel having vaccinated 80% of its adults, 25% of whom have been given boosters, they now have the highest case per capita rate in the world. How is this not a concern about some form of vaccine-induced viral immune escape?
Unlike in Israel and the U.K., our government refuses to publish that data, other than exaggerate with anecdotal numbers that are already contradicted by their own data from June.
Kash Patel says the Biden administration’s transition team did not take the time to meet with or read the Trump administration’s Afghanistan withdrawal plan.
On Tuesday’s No Spin News I dissect President Biden’s speech on Afghanistan, in which he claimed that everything went just about perfectly, and in which, of course, he managed to blame President Trump.
Question 2 on the Minneapolis ballot for the Nov. 2 election will ask voters if they want the city’s charter to be amended to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety, “which could include licensed peace officers (police officers) if necessary, with administrative authority to be consistent with other city departments to fulfill its responsibilities for public safety.”
The support from Omar and Ellison came days after Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, also Democrats, said they opposed the measure, which would remove the requirement for Minneapolis to fund a police department with a minimum number of officers based on the city’s population, the Star Tribune reported.
Omar argued in an op-ed for the Star Tribune that the measure is a necessary step in ending police brutality and making communities safer.
‘I’m disgusted that President Biden lied to the world to try to make everyone think the Taliban wasn’t taking over, when he knew they were rapidly gaining power.
His lies cost us 13 American lives and Biden abandoned our allies when they needed us most,’ Rep. Lisa McClain, R-Mich., told DailyMail.com.
In a phone call transcript obtained by Reuters, Biden said the US would provide aid if Ghani could project to the world that he ‘had a plan’ for fighting the Taliban, while the Afghan army was being overrun.
Biden focused much of the call on Ghani’s ‘perception problem.’
‘I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,’ Biden said. ‘And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.’
House Republican members of the Armed Services Committee are planning on using a markup session Wednesday for the National Defense Authorization Act to bring up the issue of Critical Race Theory within the military.
Committee member Indian GOP Rep. Jim Banks will reportedly introduce an amendment banning the instruction of Critical Race Theory, or related schools of thought that teach that the U.S. and/or the Constitution are grounded in racism.
The purpose of the amendment, at least in part, will be to put Democrats on record voicing their stance for or against the instruction of CRT, of which most Americans hold an unfavorable view.
Banished journalist and populist icon Laura Loomer is primary challenging Rep. Daniel Webster, the Florida U.S. House member who refused to vote on President Trump’s impeachment proceeding.
Loomer hammered Webster in an email released on Wednesday announcing her campaign against the career politician, pointing out his craven dereliction of duty when it mattered the most.
She slammed him for refusing “to make the most of being in a deep-red seat and take a bold and necessary stand against the Democrats’ power grab, open borders, mandatory mask and vaccine mandates, the denial of due-process for the January 6th political prisoners, Big Tech tyranny and election interference against conservatives, voter fraud, defunding the police, CRT, Islamic terrorism, the disastrous withdrawal by the Biden-Harris regime in Afghanistan, and so much more!”
Has cognitive decline turned Joe Biden into a puppet?
If so, who’s pulling the strings? Here’s the Simple Truth.
‘Gutfeld!’ panel knocks President Biden’s speech announcing the end of the Afghan war
‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host slams the president’s response to the chaotic withdrawal and evacuation in Afghanistan.
‘The Ingraham Angle’ host weighs in on Biden’s shrinking role as commander-in-chief.
PHOTOS: The Taliban flew a Black Hawk helicopter over a parade of military equipment captured when it overran Afghanistan
The Taliban held a military parade in the southern city of Kandahar on Wednesday, showing off American-made weapons of war captured when the group defeated the Afghan army and overran the country, according to multiple reports.
Taliban fighters flew their white-and-black flag atop US-made Humvees, multi-purpose trucks, and armored vehicles.
The US military insists that these assets were permanently disabled, and videos that surfaced online suggest this was the case.
But while assets left behind at the airport in Kabul may be inoperable, there is an arsenal of rifles, military gear, and vehicles that the Taliban seized from the Afghan army – which the US spent billions of dollars arming and equipping – that is still operational, as was demonstrated at Wednesday’s victory parade in Kandahar.
Israel-US Navies joint-maneuver in Red Sea; Iranian-proxy strikes Saudi Arabia TV7 Israel News 01.09
1) Israel has officially opened its School-year’ today, with roughly 2.4 million Israeli pupils, from kindergarten up-to 12th grade, attended their first school-day amid prevalent concerns related to rising numbers of COVID cases.
2) The Israeli Navy was joined by the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, or NAVCENT, for a first “combined maritime security patrol” which also included joint-maneuvers in Israel’s most southern ~ Red Sea.
3) At least eight people were wounded earlier this week when the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen conducted yet another drone strike on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Abha International airport.
Anthrax, a deadly and highly infectious disease, is surfacing in China. Among the confirmed patients, one has died.
The United States is offering up to $5 million for information on a Chinese fentanyl trafficker. But Beijing is defending the man.
A fleet of U.S. and UK aircraft carriers is sailing near China, carrying hundreds of long-range missiles. Together, they make up one of the world’s most powerful fleets.
A think-tank poll hints at Americans’ view on Taiwan. Data shows over half would support the government in sending troops to defend the island.
The Chinese communist regime is driving private companies to make big donations in the name of creating “prosperity for all.” But the money may not be helping who it should.
Soroka hospital said in a statement: “The medical team fought for his life and he underwent multiple surgeries during his hospitalization. Despite the intense efforts, due to his complex injury we was forced to determine his death.
We share in the heavy grief of his family.”
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted his condolences to the family.
“There are no words that can comfort the family in its deep mourning,” he said. “Barel was a fighter in his life and in his death. He fought for his life until the last moment, as all of Israel prayed for him. I would like to embrace the family, which has lost what was most precious to it. May Barel’s soul be bound in the chain of life.”
Ford Germany wants the world to know it proudly stands with the LGBTQ+ community, and its latest advertising campaign aims to ensure that that’s crystal-clear.
The very special Very Gay Raptor was actually initially developed in response to a customer on social media who wrote that the manufacturer’s latest Ranger Raptor paint option, a light icy blue called Performance Blue, looked “very gay.” The person went on to say it would have look better painted black and gold, or done in a camouflage print.
Ford saw this as an opportunity. But not an opportunity to do as the customer suggested — rather, to create a new version of the Raptor, one that really looked “very gay” and celebrated LGBTQ+ culture.
Imposing vaccine passports is likely to make hesitant people even more reluctant to get Covid jabs, research involving more than 16,000 people has found as Downing Street vowed to press ahead with the plan within a month.
Boris Johnson announced in July that the government would make it compulsory for nightclubs and other crowded indoor venues to ensure customers have been fully vaccinated before allowing them entry.
No details have yet been published, prompting speculation the plan would be ditched in the face of a backlash from Conservative backbenchers and business groups.
The survey was carried out in April when most people were either unvaccinated or had received only one dose of a vaccine. It suggested the groups that are less likely to get vaccinated – including the young, non-white ethnicities and non-English speakers – also view vaccine passports less positively.
Let’s get one thing straight, President Biden: your withdrawal from Afghanistan was NOT a success.
Yet, despite the glaring evidence stacked against our Commander in Chief — including the loss of 13 of America’s finest — he still tried to convince the American people otherwise in an address on Tuesday.
Glenn and the guys tear into his speech and argue that Biden simply DOES NOT CARE!