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Pentagon exempts Ukraine operations from potential government shutdown –Training of Ukrainian solders, weapons shipments would continue as Americans would go without services | 22 Sept 2023 | The Pentagon will exempt its Ukraine operations from a potential shutdown if lawmakers can’t agree on a deal to fund the government by the end of the month, allowing key training and other activities [billions in weapons to foment WWIII] in support of Kiev’s forces to move ahead uninterrupted, according to a Defense Department spokesperson. Washington is more resigned to the looming government shutdown every day. As the Sept. 30 deadline approaches, congressional leaders showed little progress this week in moving a stopgap funding bill to avert that scenario. The House was in chaos on Thursday as a group of GOP hardliners tanked a vote that could have offered a path to fund the government. The move means that the U.S. military’s activities related to the war, such as training of Ukrainian soldiers on American tactics and equipment, as well as shipments of weapons to Kyiv, will continue despite any potential shutdown.

McCarthy vows to strip Ukraine funds from Pentagon bill after Greene ‘no’ vote | 22 Sept 2023 | Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced Friday that he will strip funding for Ukraine out of a Pentagon spending bill after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) joined conservatives in blocking the legislation from advancing earlier this week. McCarthy said he would remove the 300 million for Ukraine currently in the Pentagon appropriations bill and hold a separate vote on the funding. “It would be out and voted on by itself,” McCarthy said when asked about the Ukraine aid in the Pentagon appropriations bill. The Speaker’s announcement comes one day after a band of five conservatives opposed a procedural vote for the Pentagon appropriations bill, sinking the effort and preventing the legislation from moving forward. It was the second time this week that hard-liners blocked the funding bill from advancing.

U.S. Spy Plane Flew Near Crimea During Ukraine Missile Attack | 22 Sept 2023 | At the time of the missile attack, a US Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft was in the area of the Black Sea coast. The reconnaissance aircraft was circling the area for about two days prior to the attack. Aircarft of this type are regularly stationed off the Crimean coast, along with RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude reconnaissance planes and US Air Force E-3A Sentry long-range radar detection aircraft. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) code of the aircraft is AE683C. In addition, the same reconnaissance aircraft was noticed over the Barents Sea on September 18 and over the Baltic Sea near Russia’s Kaliningrad Region on September 19 and 21.

Ukraine to get first US tank deliveries next week – Biden –Biden also announced a new aid package to Kiev, but it didn’t include long-range ATACMS missiles | 22 Sept 2023 | Joe Biden announced that the first American Abrams M1 tanks would reach Ukraine within days as he met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, at the White House. “Next week, the first US Abrams tanks will be delivered in Ukraine,” Biden promised after the talks on Thursday. The US leader said he had also “approved the next tranche of security assistance” for Kiev. The Pentagon later valued the package at 325 million, saying it includes air defenses, ammunition for HIMARS multiple rocket launchers, anti-tank weapons, and artillery rounds.

Journalist Jack Posobiec added to infamous Ukrainian ‘kill list’ | 18 Sept 2023 | Human Events Senior Editor and host of Human Events Daily Jack Posobiec has been added to an infamous Ukrainian “kill list” that has also targeted Tucker Carlson, Elon Musk, and Glenn Greenwald in the past. The list, called “Myrovorets,” which translates roughly to “Peacemaker,” calls for retribution against perceived enemies of Ukraine. The list refers to Posobiec as an “anti-Ukrainian propagandist” and “provocateur.” In response to the threat, Posobiec said, “After the collapse of his counteroffensive, Zelensky’s biggest threat isn’t me, it’s his own intelligence services. Hope you don’t get put on the CIA’s Early Retirement Plan, Volod. Drop the receipts on the Bidens and we’ll find you a nice McMansion in Sarasota.” “Ukraine has added Human Events host and conservative US influencer Jack Posobiec to their ‘Myrovorets’ hitlist. The list also includes slain Russian journalist Darya Dugina (now “liquidated”) and briefly included Elon Musk” Ian Miles Cheong posted on X.

House conservatives sink vote on advancing Pentagon funding bill | 19 Sept 2023 | Hard-line conservatives in the House sank a procedural vote on a Pentagon funding bill Tuesday, a significant setback for Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Five Republicans joined Democrats in voting against the rule for the appropriations bill, bringing the final vote to 212-214 — short of the majority support needed. The conservative opposition — Reps. Dan Bishop (N.C.), Ralph Norman (S.C.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Matt Rosendale (Mont.) and Ken Buck (Colo.) — prevents the House from debating the legislation on the floor and, subsequently, voting on whether to pass it. The failed vote came hours after House GOP leadership pulled a procedural vote on the conference’s proposal for a short-term funding bill amid opposition from conservatives — another setback for McCarthy.

Zelensky met with Larry Fink of BlackRock and had secret NYC meeting with private equity bosses at JPMorgan, Google and Blackstone to discuss rebuilding Ukraine | 20 Sept 2023 | Volodymyr Zelensky attended a secret roundtable in New York City with the nation’s top financiers, including private equity bosses at JPMorgan, Google and Blackstone to discuss rebuilding war-torn Ukraine. The meeting was hosted by the nation’s largest bank, JPMorgan, on Wednesday evening, and included Google CEO Eric Schmidt, billionaire Mike Bloomberg, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman. The former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and billionaire Barry Sternlicht were also in attendance, sources told CNN. Hours earlier, Zelensky met with Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager BlackRock to discuss how to attract US private sector m-ney for the rebuilding effort, According Fox News. Zelensky is scheduled to meet with Joe Biden [another WEF-installed dirt-bag] later this week to discuss US aid to Ukraine.

DHS Approved Hundreds of Thousands of Migrants for Secretive Foreign Flights Directly Into U.S. Airports, New Records Show | 21 Sep 2023 | A little-known part of the Biden administration’s CBP One parole program permits inadmissible aliens to make an appointment to fly directly to airports in the interior of the United States, bypassing the border altogether. Partial data on the program, just obtained by the Center for immigration Studies pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request, reveals that more than 200,000 people from four countries have used this direct-flight and parole program over the past year. …One of the least noticed, mysterious, and potentially the most controversial of the new re-channeling programs that use the CBP One app allows migrants to take commercial passenger flights from foreign countries straight to their American cities of choice, flying right over the border — and even over Mexico. For this measure, Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, Haitians, and Colombians — while they are still in countries south of Mexico — request “advance travel authorizations” through the same CBP One mobile app and take commercial flights (“at their own expense”) directly into U.S. airports, where U.S. Customs officers parole them into the nation, sight unseen, and in numbers publicly unknownHere, migrants flying directly into America go uncounted in the monthly Border Patrol tallies, unnoticed, and without media inquiry, virtually all information about it almost hermetically sealed. But records obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies as part of ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation against U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show these migrant flights have brought significant numbers of migrants into U.S. cities over most of the past year…The records show that between late October 2022 and mid-September 2023, the administration approved a total of 221,456 Venezuelans, Haitians, Cubans, and Nicaraguans for “travel mode: air” into still-unspecified interior U.S. ports.

Nine-Eleven by Hibbeler Productions – Full Documentary Posted by Pirate Pete. | 20 Sept 2023 | Controlled demolition is only part of the story…DEWs were used to turn the buildings to dust as they collapsed. There should have been 13 floors of debris left over from the 110 floors that came down. There wasn’t enough debris piled up (less than three stories); therefore, the DEWs used dustified the buildings. (Video. Link available on the CLG website, or the whole newsletter will be sent to the Gmail junk folder.)

U.S. will again offer free at-home Covid tests starting Monday | 20 Sept 2023 | The Biden regime on Wednesday said it will resume offering free at-home Covid tests to American households Monday as the virus gains a stronger foothold nationwide. Americans will soon be able to use to request four free tests, the administration said in a release. The government had offered free test kits through that website since January 2022, but the site stopped taking orders June 1 of this year to conserve supplies of the tests. The government is relaunching the program in time for the fall and winter when the virus typically spreads at higher levels. Covid hospitalizations have already increased for eight straight weeks — an uptick primarily driven by newer strains of the virus. [Translation: it’s election season, and the fear needs to be ramped up so mail-in ballots can be used once again, to rig another “election.”]

FDA Refuses to Change Anti-Ivermectin Statements After Court Ruling –Anti-ivermectin statements made by the FDA are not being changed, even after an appeals court ruled against the agency. | 17 Sept 2023 | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is refusing to change its statements against ivermectin, even after a court said it acted outside of its authority when it told people to stop using it to treat COVID-19. The U.S. appeals court said that the FDA’s statements, including one telling people to “stop” using ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment, went beyond the authority conferred on the agency by Congress. “FDA can inform, but it has identified no authority allowing it to recommend consumers ‘stop’ taking medicine,” U.S. Circuit Judge Don Willett wrote in the Sept. 1 ruling. Two weeks later, FDA social media posts and a key webpage remain unchanged.

More Hospitals Across the U.S. Are Bringing Back Mask Mandates | 18 Sept 2023 | A handful of hospitals in multiple states announced this week that COVID-19 mask mandates will be reimplemented as officials cite an increase in COVID-19 cases. On Sept. 15, the Baystate Health system in Massachusetts announced that it would require masks for anyone entering patient rooms or patient care areas. That includes doctors, nurses, visitors, and patients, it said. Also on Sept. 15, the University of Chicago Medical Center in Illinois told CBS Chicago and other local media that mask mandates will be in effect for workers who are in direct contact with patients… In Pennsylvania, Mount Nittany Health stated on Sept. 14 that it would mandate that employees wear masks while engaging with patients. The mandate will run until Sept. 29, according to a news release cited by a local outlet, and it doesn’t include a mandate for visitors or patients.

Congress to release new evidence, testimony in Biden case to back up IRS whistleblowers | 21 Sept 2023 | The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee tells Just the News he plans to soon make public new testimony that corroborates IRS whistleblowers’ accounts of interference in the Hunter Biden probe and new evidence to support the nascent impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) said Thursday his panel will hold a vote to make the new information available, including testimonies from two IRS agents who back the accounts of whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler about slow-walking and interference in the Hunter Biden tax case. “We had witnesses that we subpoenaed in the last two weeks that we’ve interviewed — two IRS whistleblowers that came forward,” Smith told the Just the News, No Noise TV show. “And guess what? They confirmed what Mr. Shapley and Mr. Ziegler had said. These witnesses have not denied anything that our two IRS whistleblowers have said.”

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez facing indictment on bribery charges | 22 Sept 2023 | Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is being charged with bribery offenses in a federal indictment out of the Southern District of New York to be unsealed Friday, prosecutors announced. “Today, I’m announcing that my office has obtained a three count indictment charging Senator Robert Menendez, his wife, Nadine Menendez, and three New Jersey businessmen, Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibes for bribery offenses, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said at a press conference late Friday morning. NBC News 4 reported Monday that the FBI and IRS criminal investigators are attempting to determine if Menendez or his wife had taken up to 400,000 worth of gold bars from Fred Daibes, a New Jersey developer and former bank chairman, or his associates in a swap for Menendez reaching out to the Justice Department to aid the “admitted felon” accused of banking crimes.

UAW extends strike against U.S. automakers, 38 more facilities in 20 states –The 146,000-member union began its strike a week ago. | 22 Sept 2023 | The United Auto Workers union on Friday expanded its strike against major U.S. automakers, with workers walking out of 38 General Motors and Stellantis parts-distribution centers in 20 states. The 146,000-member union began its strike a week ago, with 13,000 members striking at Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne; General Motors Co.’s Wentzville Assembly plant, in Missouri; and Stellantis NV’s Jeep plant, in Toledo, Ohio, are all on strike. The expanded strike will result in roughly 5,600 more workers leaving the job.

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  1. Considering the Canadian Parliament gave a rousing standing ovation to a Nazi military war criminal last week, and war criminal Zelensky sitting there grinning ear to ear; what other clues are necessary for people to understand the war against civilization is real and the enemy is at the front door?

  2. Chuck Schumer just last week:
    “And with no Ukraine funding, the proposal is an insult to Ukraine……. I cannot think of a worse welcome for Zelensky who visits us this week’.

    I saw quite a few stories in the local media about delays with federal relief for the floods. I hate to think we would insult non US taxpayers who have already received well over $100b in aid. Now get out there and wave the Ukrainian flag while wearing two N95 masks so people see what a good person you are.