[Breitbart] A report from Austin notes the State of Texas may begin construction of its own border wall later this week. The report states that the Texas Facilities Commission is awaiting approval from commissioners to award contracts.
Four companies expressed interest with the commission to build border barriers in areas recently determined to be eligible for construction, the Washington Examiner reported on Monday. Texas officials reportedly identified 733 miles of “border-front land where it can build.”
The article says the State picked land that is privately owned by residents where it can build while avoiding litigation. Efforts by the Trump administration to build on federal land met opposition from multiple lawsuits.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas in June, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he would begin raising funds for Texas to build its own border wall. Abbott said Texas would immediately begin construction of border barriers in areas like Del Rio where migrants can easily cross unsecured sections. The governor picked Del Rio as the location for his announcement due to the massive increases in illegal border crossings in this region.
Since that time, the State of Texas raised more than $54 million in private donations to build new border barriers in the Lone Star State.
The governor also announced the deployment of additional law enforcement resources and promised to arrest migrants who violated Texas laws including trespassing, and criminal mischief.
The Texas Legislature recently passed $1.8 billion in additional funding for the purposes of building border walls and other physical barriers, the Washington Examiner reported. The 1,250 miles of Texas-Mexico border currently only has 150 miles of physical barrier in place, the article continues.
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] Portland residents calling 911 for emergencies are facing a dramatic increase in hold times, with officials saying that the system is "broken."
According to The Oregonian, starting in the late spring, the riot-gripped city has faced a sharp increase in 911 calls placed on hold for two minutes or longer.
The national standard for 911 hold times is 15 to 20 seconds, but according to data from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications obtained by The Oregonian, 574 of the 911 calls in the city had to wait on hold for more than five minutes in July. This number is more than double that of May, in which 221 calls waited that long, and is drastically more than the figure in March, when only eight 911 calls took more than five minutes to answer.
Bob Cozzie, director of Portland's Bureau of Emergency Communications, said, "I think it's horrible. There's no other way to state it," in regards to the dramatic jump in wait times. "We're at a tipping point now. It's become unmanageable," he said, acknowledging the delay. "The system is broken."
Cozzie noted that a significant increase in the volume of 911 and non-emergency calls that his department receives, as well as a staffing shortage, were contributing to the hold time increase. "Compared to a year ago, the bureau has experienced a 20 percent to 45 percent increase in 911 calls so far this year depending on the week," wrote The Oregonian. In July, residents made 63,573 calls to 911, representing a 22 percent jump from July of 2020. 911 calls in July 2020 represented only a 2 percent increase over July 2019.
On Sept. 4 during a shootout at a Pearl District restaurant, callers had to wait more than 7.5 minutes before a dispatcher answered.
The increase in both the number of calls to 911, and the longer hold times, comes as the city experiences an increase in homicides.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, between January and July 2021, 52 people have died in homicides in Portland. During the same period last year, just 26 people died as a result of homicides.
The rise in violence also comes as the city faces resignations of a portion of its law enforcement officers amid efforts to defund the police. In June, all officers on the Rapid Response Team, which responds to riots, civil unrest, and protests like many of which that have plagued the city for over a year, resigned from their posts.
Posted by: Fred ||
09/14/2021 00:00 ||
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What happened to the "Social Equity Councilors" they said would be replacing Police on calls?
Or am I thinking of a different loony tune Liberal location?
Posted by: Bob Greremp8386 ||
09/14/2021 5:58 Comments ||
[Red State] The Biden administration has just announced they will be cutting a check for $64 million in "humanitarian aid" to Afghanistan through USAID and Samantha Power.
Supposedly, this aid will go through the UN and NGOs, not through the "government"/Taliban or whoever is currently in control. Here’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken talking about it during his hearing on Zoom with Congress today.
Sorry, but I don’t trust the UN, and who knows who is in charge of some of the NGOs, so even if the money went to those folks, that it wouldn’t end up in the pockets of the Taliban, by force or by design.
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) questioned Blinken on this earlier today, making the point that they can’t guarantee where that money is going
...money being fungible...
— just like they gave aid to Pakistan while that country was helping the Taliban.
[ToloNews] The Ministry of Higher Education announced on Sunday that some subjects which contrast with Islam's Sharia will be dropped from the higher education curriculum.
It comes as private universities and other higher education institutions reopened about a week ago in which classes were divided by gender.
Acting Minister of Higher Education Sheikh Abdul Baqi Haqqani
...formally Abdul Baqi Haqqani Bashir Mohammad. Born about 1961 in Jalalabad, during the first Talib emirate he served as governor of Khost and Paktika provinces and vice-minister of Information & Culture, and worked in the Foreign Affairs ministry. Following the fall of the Talib government he was sanctioned by the EU, which isn’t nearly as impressive as the American sanctions earnt by some of the more eminent Haqqanis...
said on Sunday that mixed classes between girls and boys are not acceptable and some changes will be brought to the curriculum.
He said changes will be based on Islamic Sharia.
Abdul Baqi said at a presser: "When the preparation ends, the date will be announced (date for opening government universities) and it will take less than a week."
"Each subject that is against Islamic laws will be removed," he said.
Meanwhile, ...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout the long-awaited message arrived. They quickly got to work with their decoder rings... university students have raised concerns over the current state of education in the country.
Abdul Rahim, a student, told TOLOnews: " Teachers and students are not present. A small number of students are coming to the universities. We are worried about our future."
"There is no interest. Neither students nor teachers come," said Farshid, another student.
The ministry added that it will launch a program to send students abroad for higher education in the future.
[Breitbart] Two men in Tunisia set themselves on fire over the past few days to protest living conditions in their country, reprising the event that set the “Arab Spring” uprisings of 2011 in motion.
The Arab Spring began when a 27-year-old street vendor named Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire outside the local governor’s office, enraged by the confiscation of his merchandise and callous treatment by regulatory officials. Bouazizi died of his injuries after two weeks in the hospital, galvanizing a popular uprising that eventually drove dictator President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali from the country after two decades in power.
Tunisia is once again ruled by a dictator, President Kais Saied. Saied won office in 2019 as an outsider crusading against corruption and promising dramatic reforms. In August 2021, he suspended the Tunisian parliament and seized absolute power, supposedly a temporary move while he imposes the most challenging reform policies.
On Saturday, Saied announced he was preparing to amend or nullify the national constitution, although he promised in a live television address that his proposed “amendments” would be enacted through the proper legal “framework.”
Saied’s advisors suggested he plans to impose a new constitution through a national referendum, overruling objections from Tunisia’s political parties. Among other obstacles, Tunisian constitutional law states that amendments can only be put to a referendum after securing approval by two-thirds of parliament, and Tunisia does not have a parliament at the moment.
Last week, a 26-year-old man named Neji Hefiane set himself on fire in front of his family and died in the hospital. The Hefiane family said he suffered gunshot wounds to the head during the early days of the Arab Spring uprising but never received the government aid he was promised, even after his father appealed directly to President Saied.
“It was the injustice and marginalization he suffered that pushed my son to kill himself,” his father said.
“My brother didn’t get anything he was entitled to, neither free healthcare nor a guaranteed job. He asked everywhere but was only met with neglect, including from the president,” Neji’s sister added.
A second man, age 35 but as yet unnamed by Tunisian officials, set himself ablaze on Saturday on a street corner in the heart of Tunis, the national capital. He reportedly tried to get the attention of journalists before dousing himself in flammable liquid and setting himself on fire.
Lawyer Lamia Farhani told AFP that a disturbing number of Tunisians who were injured during the 2011 uprising are “threatening to kill themselves.”
“There is no political will to guarantee [their] basic rights,” said Farhani, who runs a foundation to benefit the “martyrs and wounded” from the Arab Spring.
“The state and all the governments that have come and gone since 2011 are responsible for the state of despair and disgust among these people,” she said.
Posted by: Skidmark ||
09/14/2021 00:00 ||
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I think this should be a new tik tok challenge in muslim countries.
Despite a housing shortage, tens of thousands of homeless Brits, massive council waiting lists for homes, massive pressure on public services, tax increases, and so on, the government has pledged to bring tens of thousands of Afghans to the UK.
Britain First visited the Radisson Blu at Manchester airport and what our team found was shocking.
Despite a massive homeless crisis in nearby Manchester City centre, hundreds of Afghan migrants are being kept in this cushy hotel at public expense.
[PJ] Old Joe Biden’s handlers are bringing 94,000 Afghan evacuees into the United States, at the cost of $6.4 billion of your money. The overall cost, however, may end up being even higher than that, and even the establishment media’s most committed far-Left propaganda organs are noticing. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that "[t]he mass arrival of Afghan evacuees last month, many in need of medical care, wreaked havoc on Northern Virginia’s hospital system — prompting a regional emergency response group to assume oversight after one hospital became overwhelmed with patients and federal officials lost track of where some Afghans were hospitalized, officials said."
This has involved the denial of care to Americans: "a hospital near the Dulles Expo Center that federal officials designated as a go-to spot for medical treatment began running out of available beds, forcing the hospital to turn away non-Afghan patients who weren’t in need of critical care, said Nickerson, who also directs the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance and declined to name the hospital."
Here in a nutshell is the America-Last policy of Biden’s handlers: America’s infrastructure is crumbling, there are many people in need right here, working Americans are laboring under a tax burden that is already crushing and is about to get worse, and, as all this is going on, migrants are given priority over Americans for medical care and the American taxpayer is expected to foot the bill. "Area leaders have been asking the Biden administration to pay for the mounting cost of keeping track of the hospitalized evacuees and for giving them rides back to the Dulles Expo Center — where they have been temporarily housed — after a federal contractor took hours to retrieve some of the evacuees who were ready to be discharged." In that sentence, "Biden administration" means hardworking Americans who have jobs and work hard to support their families while also paying for the resettlement and heathcare of Afghan evacuees, among whom is an unknowable number of jihad terrorists.
But - hospitals under pressure from covid patients, because nobody is getting vaxxed. Hospitals pressured because nurses quitting or fired for failure to take the vax. Immigrants not vaxxed, probably because ... the hospitals can't take the pressure? Same for Afghans unvaxxed?
As of a month ago, 1.8 million Afghans have been vaccinated against Covid out of a total population of around 39 million, according to Tolo News at the time. But the odds are good our refugee Afghans haven’t been vaccinated against anything, including polio.
Would be interesting to set immigration up as "get the vaccine and get in immediately" and watch the uncomfortable fun.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
09/14/2021 15:27 Comments ||
Losing a world war has consequences. More of this on the way to be sure. So nice of Gen Milley to unilaterally surrender to the CCP on our behalf. I'm sure he was convinced the media would treat him like a hero - and he was right!
Posted by: Rex Mundi ||
09/14/2021 15:43 Comments ||
Will they be able to vote for VA Governor from the hospital?
I'm awaiting an order from General Milley that all non-government employed residents of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Stafford and Prince William counties immediately turn their homes over to incoming Afghans and move elsewhere until further notice.
I mean, he is in charge isn't he ?
From the Memory Hole: Al Haig and the Reagan Assassination Attempt — “I'm in control here” ... When President Ronald Reagan was shot on March 30, 1981, chaos ensued ...
[BREITBART] Launching her bid for the 2022 presidential election in La Belle France, right-wing populist candidate Marine Le Pen promised to return liberty to La Belle France from President Emmanuel Macron’s draconian coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... measures and to crack down on the "Taliban ...Arabic for students... ised" areas of La Belle France.
Marine Le Pen, who stepped aside as the leader of the National Rally party on Sunday in favour of her 26-year-old deputy Jordan Bardella in order to focus fully on her presidential campaign, cast the upcoming election as a civilisational choice for La Belle France.
"There will only be two alternatives: either the dilution of La Belle France or the salutary leap that will bring La Belle France into the third millennium around the idea of the nation," Le Pen said in a speech in the southern city of Frejus.
Picking up on the central theme of her political career, Le Pen vowed to crack down the ills of mass migration, which she said has created narco cities and "Talibanised zones" in parts of the country.
"No one will be able to prohibit the French republic from the reconquest of neighbourhoods that our opponents have resigned themselves to consider lost," she said.
Le Pen said that she will "eradicate" Islamists and "mafias" from French neighbourhoods, saying: "In La Belle France, the French have the right to live like french people," promising to put "delinquents in prison and foreigners on the plane."
The populist candidate also took aim at President Emmanuel Macron’s imposition of a vaccine passport in La Belle France, highlighting the nine straight weeks of protests throughout the country against the measure.
She said that the pass sanitaire is an "attack" on freedom and an "infringement of the equality of French when some undergo a truely unjustified social ban."
"We are not against vaccination but for vaccine freedom, everyone should have the freedom to choose in conscience and responsibility to vaccinate or not," Le Pen said.
[IsraelTimes] The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say criminal masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque is to be sentenced today for several civil rights and hate crimes in an attack that terrified the local Moslem community.
Emily Claire Hari, who was previously known as Michael Hari and recently said she is transgender, faces a mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison for the attack on Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Defense attorneys are asking for the minimum, but prosecutors are seeking a life sentence, saying Hari hasn’t taken responsibility for the attack.
"This bomb — the Defendant’s bomb — was an act of terror intended to destroy the heart of a community," prosecutors wrote in papers asking for a life sentence. While no one was physically hurt, prosecutors wrote, "the Defendant irrevocably destroyed the sense of safety and peace that a house of worship is supposed to provide."
Hari was convicted in December on five counts, including damaging property because of its religious character and obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs. She did not testify at trial and it was unknown if she would make a statement at sentencing.
[OneIndia] With the Afghanistan situation remaining fragile and the Indian Intelligence agencies warning of a possible security risks, the border forces under the counter terror grid will train under a new module.
With officials stating that the situation could be very fragile along the border a new module would be prepared. This would largely focus on border strategy and wading off terror strikes.
The new module would comprise training, combat techniques with intelligence. The module would closely watch the activities of the Taliban ...Arabic for students... and the techniques the group of the terror modules they support would adopt.
While the Taliban has made it clear that it would not interfere in Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... , there is very possibility that it may allow its soil to be used by groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad ...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat... to launch attacks in India.
This comes in the backdrop of much awaited National Intelligence Grid seeing the light of the day. The NATGRID would soon be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The NATGRID would provide the security agencies cutting edge technology, which in turn would enhance India's counter terrorism capabilities.
The NATGRID has been in the works for sometime now. Union Home Minister, Amit Shah during the 51st Foundation Day event of the Bureau of Police Research and Development held on September 4 said that NATGRID would have been dedicated to the country. However the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the same, he also said. He further added that the NATGRID would be a seamless and secure database for information on bully boyz and economic crimes and this would see the light of the day very soon.
In the first phase, 10 agencies and 21 service providers will be connected to NATGRID. In the later phases at least 1,000 organizations will be added. The agencies that would be added in the first phase would be the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, the Enforcement Directorate, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (for the Income Tax Department), the Cabinet Secretariat, the Intelligence Bureau, the Directorate General of GST Intelligence, the Narcotics Control Bureau, the Financial Intelligence Unit, and the National Investigation Agency.
Experts who OneIndia spoke with say that one of the key aspects of NATGRID would be that it would wipe out cock and bull intelligence. The Intelligence agencies gets thousands of intercepts every day, but the question is whether all of it is actionable or not. There is also the other issue of dealing with cock and bull intelligence, which is deliberately put out by terror groups to confuse the agencies.
The new module would comprise training, combat techniques with intelligence. The module would closely watch the activities of the Taliban and the techniques the group of the terror modules they support would adopt.
[NATION.PK] Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Wormtongue Qureshi ...a Pak political shape-changer. He is undistinguished except for his habit of periodically needing to have his lips reattached... on Sunday released a comprehensive dossier, exposing the scale of war crimes, human rights ...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions... abuses, extrajudicial killings, false flag operations and use of rape, as war tool by Indian forces in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir
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Posted by: Fred ||
09/14/2021 00:00 ||
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...TRANSLATION: 'War Crimes' = "We're not winning!!!"
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
09/14/2021 13:20 Comments ||
[AnNahar] The Ministry of Finance was informed on Monday from the International Monetary Fund that Leb ...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that... will receive about $1.135 billion "as part of the Special Drawing Rights," the National News Agency said.
The Ministry of Finance had asked the International Monetary Fund to transfer the special drawing rights that Lebanon can benefit from, especially those belonging to the year 2009.
The total value is a sum of 860 million dollars for the year 2021 and 275 million dollars for the year 2009.
It sounds complicated — not at all like balancing my checkbook.
"The funds will be deposited in the central’s bank accounts on September 16," the agency added.
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] Leb ...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that... ’s new Prime Minister Najib Mikati says he has no "magic wand" to fix the country’s economic and financial crises, following more than a year of political deadlock over the formation of a government.
Mikati made the remark in a statement on Monday, saying he has "no magic wand to rescue the country from one of its worst-ever economic crises," and that it takes determination and a plan to fulfill achieve the hopes of the Lebanese people.
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Posted by: Fred ||
09/14/2021 00:00 ||
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Ain't no magic that storng...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
09/14/2021 14:22 Comments ||
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.