24 Sep 2021

The Largest One Year Increase In Murder In The History Of The United States
Our violent, blood-soaked culture has produced a violent, blood-soaked reality in our streets. The final numbers for 2020 have finally been released by the FBI, and they are stunning. Prior to last year, the largest one year increase in the murder rate in the United States was 12.7 percent, and that came all the way back in 1968. Needless to say, many of you that are reading this article were not even alive in 1968. Well, we didn’t just break the old record last year. We more than doubled it. According to the FBI’s annual report on crime, the nationwide murder rate was up about 29 percent in 2020…

US Congress Quietly Sneaks In Crypto-Bill Amendment Authorizing Central Bank Digital Currency
The future of money is here; will the Federal Reserve Board be authorized to use distributed ledger technology for the creation, distribution and “recordation” of all the transactions of a Digital Dollar? And because nobody outside crypto (and frankly, few inside crypto) actually read the bill, these amendments have so far largely gone unnoticed.

Taiwan On High Alert After 24 Chinese Jets Breach Defense Zone In Two Incidents
Taiwan has once again scrambled jets after a large group of Chinese military aircraft breached its air defense zone on two separate occasions on Thursday. The breaches which have of late been coming almost daily, which Taipei sees as unmistakable as acts of aggression and as “warnings” against its pro-democracy relationship with the US, follow recent Chinese state media threats that the PLA military could soon fly jets and bombers directly over the island.

Tropical Storm Sam Forms In Atlantic Basin, Expected To Become Major Hurricane This Weekend
Tropical Storm Sam, the 18th named storm of the season, formed Thursday in the Atlantic Basin, is forecasted to become a major hurricane by the end of this weekend or early next week, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). NHC has urged caution for the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the US East Coast.

Unbiased, Mobility-Enabling, Open, Global Network: How Crypto Enables Economic Freedom
It quantifies the rights of people to control their own labor and property in each country and globally. Economic freedom varies dramatically across the world, and while our economy is increasingly global, the government of any single country has significant control over the financial and economic freedoms of its people.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Bans Masks/Vaxx Mandates As Polls Crash, Re-Election Fight Looks Grim
Resentment has grown, and not even an FBI informant–led bogus kidnapping plot has been enough to keep her polls strong as she faces re-election in November 2022. Mary Chastain of Legal Insurrection spotted Whitmer signing legislation that specifically banned the state from enforcing mask mandates and vaccine passports:

Moscow warns Washington against imposing new sanctions
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has warned the United States against passing another bill of sanctions against Russian officials and public figures. “Yet again, we would like to warn Washington against an ill-considered move on the sanctions track,” Zakharova said in a commentary on the ministry’s website. The Rules Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment to the 2022 defense appropriations bill, which recommends that sanctions be imposed on 35 Russian officials and businessmen suspected by the committee of bearing a relation to the violation of human rights.

‘Those who oppose US support for Israel got their answer today’
sraeli leaders welcomed the passage of the independent bill in the US House of Representatives to provide $1 billion to Israel to resupply the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Crusader mass grave in Lebanon sheds light on cruelty of medieval warfare
Archaeologists unearthed a large quantity of human bones in the moat of the Saint Louis Castle in South Lebanon. The area was first conquered by the Crusaders after the First Crusade in 1110. Some 150 years later, the Christian city was attacked and largely destroyed by the Mamluks in 1253 and then destroyed even more by the Mongols in 1260. While widely chronicled in historical documents, very few archaeological remains have been found documenting the battles. For this reason, the discovery of the mass grave offered unprecedented insights into warfare in medieval times, based on analysis of the type of wounds that were detected on the remains of approximately 25 individuals.

Regional alliances can have a global impact
If it turns out that US-led alliance is gaining strength, it could prove to be an effective means not just in deterring China but also in reestablishing the US deterrence all over. Although the US has long realized that there is something that needs to be done about China, only recently did US policymakers put this into action because of Xi Jinping increasing grip on power.

US Army accused of promoting Satanism to troops
Fox television host Tucker Carlson revealed a bizarre PowerPoint presentation on Monday that was presented to U.S. Army service personnel in an effort to get them on board with mandatory Coronavirus vaccinations. The slide mockingly asks “how many children have been sacrificed to Satan for the vaccine?” prior to claiming that only three people have died from side effects. The presentation then listed the ‘tenets of Satanism’ which were taken directly from the ‘temple of Satanism’ website. The US Army admitted that the presentation was indeed shown to service members, however, they claim that it was not approved by Army leadership, “So here you have the U.S. Army doing PR for Satanism,” Carlson said,

CIA Vienna station chief removed amid ‘Havana syndrome’ criticism – report
A bill that affirms a two-state resolution at the pre-1967 lines and restricts Israeli use of arms, was filed to Congress Thursday by Representative Andy Levin (D-Michigan). “When I visited Israel and Palestine in 2019, I recognized hope for a two-state solution is alive amongst Israelis and Palestinians,” tweeted Levin after submitting his bill known as the “Two-State Solution Act.”

House of Representatives approves $1b. for Iron Dome by landslide
The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved a stand-alone bill to provide Israel with $1 billion for replenishing the Iron Dome missile-defense system, following two days of contentious debate within the Democratic Party. The vote passed with an overwhelming 420-9 majority…

Fatah leader challenges Palestinian Authority over control of Hebron
Fatah leaders in Hebron have openly challenged the Palestinian Authority leadership, including PA President Mahmoud Abbas, in what appears to be one of the worst crises within the dominant Fatah faction in recent years. The latest crisis erupted after…a senior Fatah official in Hebron, threatened to use force to prevent PA officials from entering the city.

The Fed is evaluating whether to launch a digital currency and in what form, Powell says
The Federal Reserve is pushing ahead with its study into whether to implement its own digital currency and will be releasing a paper on the issue shortly, Chairman Jerome Powell said… No decision has been made on the matter yet, he added, and said the Fed does not feel pressured to do something quickly as other nations move forward…

Delingpole: Rubber Bullets for Public Health — Australia Goes Full Fascist
Police in Melbourne, Australia, have reportedly been firing pepper spray and rubber bullets at men, women and children protesting against compulsory coronavirus vaccine passports. Some of the injuries they have caused are hideous, with at least one person nearly blinded, and a woman of 70 knocked to the floor with a broken hip and pepper sprayed in her face…

Mozambique militant attacks: ‘So much destruction’
Islamist militants have terrorised the north of Mozambique for over four years. Known as Al Shabab, they have links to the Islamic State group. They operate in the Cabo Delgado province, which was home to Africa’s largest natural gas project, run by French company Total.

Afghanistan: Executions will return, says senior Taliban official
The Taliban’s notorious former head of religious police has said extreme punishments such as executions and amputations will resume in Afghanistan. Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, now in charge of prisons, told AP News amputations were “necessary for security”. He said these punishments may not be meted out in public, as they were under previous Taliban rule in the 1990s.

Modi in US: The China factor in India’s Quad strategy
Like a lot of meetings this past year and a half, the first summit of the ‘Quad’ was virtual. The leaders from the group, which comprises the US, India, Australia and Japan, connected online from their various nations back in March and agreed to cooperate on delivering one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Asian countries by the end of 2022.

Melbourne earthquake: Australians react to rare quake that rattled country
The Australian city of Melbourne experienced its strongest earthquake in more than a century on Wednesday – but many people appeared surprisingly unfazed. One resident said he thought the 5.9 magnitude quake was his neighbours doing a “high intensity workout”. Another leapt up to make sure his drinks were not spilled.

After normalization with Israel, Sudan closes door on support for Hamas
Sudanese authorities have taken control of lucrative assets that for years provided backing for Hamas, shedding light on how the country served as a haven for the Palestinian militant group under former leader Omar al-Bashir. The takeover of at least a dozen companies that officials say were linked to Hamas has helped accelerate Sudan’s realignment with the West since Bashir’s overthrow in 2019.