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Iran agrees deal with UN on monitoring of nuclear programme

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Head of Iranian atomic energy association, Mohammed Eslami (L) with Rafael Grossi (M)
Iran has agreed to allow UN nuclear inspectors to install new memory cards into its cameras monitoring the country's controversial nuclear programme in a move that could keep the inspection process on life support, and even ease a path towards a lifting of US sanctions.

Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN's nuclear watchdog, struck the deal in Tehran on Sunday following two hours of talks and will report to the IAEA's board meeting on Monday.

His breakthrough makes it less likely European states and the US will table a motion of censure against Iran that would have been passed to the UN security council.

Grossi had been preparing to report to the IAEA that his ad hoc agreements to monitor the nuclear programme struck in February had in effect collapsed. Iran, now led by a new more hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi following elections in June, had been blocking a visit by Grossi, leaving European states little alternative from their perspective but to censure Iran.

The head of the Iranian atomic energy association, Mohammad Eslami, said he had held constructive talks with Grossi and as a result new memory cards would be installed. The existing cards showing Iranian activity at its main nuclear sites will be kept in Iran under what is described as a joint seal. It has also been agreed the cameras can be serviced. No further details were given in the joint statement apart from that the two sides had reached an agreement on how this was to be done.

Light Saber

President Trump claims: "They are going to decertify this election!"

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The Gateway Pundit interviewed President Donald Trump
President believes the 2020 Election will be decertified based on the massive amount of corruption that took place during the election.

Yesterday, President Trump sat down with the Gateway Pundit and discussed many current events, including the 2020 Election.
Our election was rigged. This was a rigged election. They used COVID and they used the mail in ballots to rig the election. We won the election by a lot and they rigged it and its a terrible thing and I do believe they are going to decertify this election. I don't think you can have an election that was rigged to the extent that this thing was.

I mean you look at the individual states. You mentioned Arizona. Look at what's happening now in Michigan. Look at what's happening in Pennsylvania. Look at what's happening in Georgia, Wisconsin. No, this was a terrible, terrible thing that happened to our country and because the press is so dishonest. That's what cancel culture comes from. You know where it started, they don't want to talk about the election, because they know it was rigged.

Comment: Trump continues to call out the Democrats: "If they fight wars like they do rigged elections" they'd never lose wars
Joe Hoft, from the Gateway Pundit, had the following discussion on Friday night in an interview with President Trump:
Joe Hoft: We want to congratulate you Mr. President. We believe you were absolutely true about this election. We've been following it. Like Jim mentioned, I'm an auditor by trade. It didn't take an auditor to see this thing was stolen on many counts.

President Trump: Absolutely

Joe Hoft: This afternoon [week] in Arizona, a group led by Liz Harris did some canvassing on their own. A group of citizens in Arizona, and they found through their estimates, 300,000 ballots that were either counted that shouldn't have been or weren't counted that should have been, and yet they're saying Joe Biden won the state by 10,000 votes. Our media won't share that. We did but the media won't. What are your thoughts on that?

President Trump: Well first of all I appreciate that question. Our media is corrupt as can be, and but the people know what's going on and another poll came out, 70 some percent thought the election was, to put it very nicely, tampered with... We had it won at 10:30 pm on Election Day. Pennsylvania we were up by hundreds of thousands of votes, Arizona, all these places. And then those polling counters closed and when they opened, gee we were tied, and numbers that were, it was not even possible to think about losing, on Election Night.

This was the greatest rigged election, the greatest, most, that they do well. If they fight wars like they do rigged elections, that they do will. And you know what, it's never been a stronger issue. I appreciate you mentioning it because it's never been a stronger issue. The only problem is the press doesn't like talking about it, including FOX. The press doesn't like talking about it, and some day somebody is going to tell me why, cause our election was rigged. This was a rigged election.
If the Democrats used their opportunities to save the Union, the country and the world would be a better place. Instead, they cheat and steal elections.
Trump continues to hint at another presidential run:
On Friday President Trump met with the Gateway Pundit. We shared the story of our friends in Italy who told us on Friday to ask President Trump whether he is coming back. The entire world is praying for his return. In response, the President said the following.
So Joe I think you're going to be very happy. Because of the campaign finance laws and rules and regulations, which by the way are ridiculous, are not allowed to say otherwise you have a whole new level of craziness happen. And, I think you are going to be very happy. He will be very happy and I appreciate the question.
Whether or not Trump would be able to mount a political comeback, he at least is keeping an alternative view afloat, and his still considerable base energized.

Black Magic

'Rules for Thee' dept: Members of Congress & staffs exempt from Biden's federal vaccine mandate

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flaunts some of her other privileges
While President Joe Biden is using a legally questionable statute to enforce what is essentially a vaccine mandate on the American workforce, members of Congress, their staffs, and anyone who works in Congress will reportedly be exempt from the mandate.

What is the background?

Biden announced Thursday a sweeping vaccine mandate that requires businesses employing more than 100 people to require vaccination for employees or force employees submit to routine COVID-19 testing.

The mandate, which will impact an estimated 80 million Americans, is being issued as an Emergency Temporary Standard from the Labor Department via the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Comment: ZeroHedge provides more information:
While Biden's order applies to employees of the executive branch, the House and Senate are part of the separate legislative branch, and of course the courts are part of the judicial branch - so the new orders don't apply.

"Building on the President's announcement in July to strengthen safety requirements for unvaccinated federal workers, the President has signed an Executive Order to take those actions a step further and require all federal executive branch workers to be vaccinated," reads Biden's COVID 'action plan' titled "Path Out of the Pandemic."

"The President also signed an Executive Order directing that this standard be extended to employees of contractors that do business with the federal government," the plan continues. "As part of this effort, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service, and the National Institute of Health will complete implementation of their previously announced vaccination requirements that cover 2.5 million people."

How's this going to 'protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated' on Capitol Hill?

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NewsReal: Covid-19/11

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Marking the 20th anniversary of the multi-site terror attack on September 11th, and with 'Islamist' terror attacks tapering off and the US pulling out of Afghanistan, it feels like the end of an era.

Much of what is considered 'normal' today - not least, strict government controls on people's movements and transactions - would have been unthinkable before 9/11. The 'war on terror' may be gone, but it leaves behind a gargantuan global surveillance and control grid.

On this NewsReal, Joe and Niall discuss what 9/11 and 'the pandemic' have in common, how the former led to the latter, and why government and corporate interests synchronize around crises for 'population management'.

** Podcast commences at 03:26 **

Running Time: 01:17:57

Download: MP3 — 53.5 MB

Red Flag

Prime suspect? Dem lawmaker denies she set free 5 ZEBRAS still on the loose after jailbreak from Maryland farm

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Zebras graze under a bridge of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line, inside the Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, July 9, 2020.
What's black, white, and running amok across the suburbs of Maryland? Five zebras are now on the loose after escaping a small private farm. The plot thickened after a congresswoman emphatically denied she was behind the jailbreak.

The animals escaped from a farm in Prince George's County last week and have yet to be returned home, said Rodney Taylor, chief of the county's Animal Services Division. He noted the agency has received at least five zebra-spotting calls from concerned locals since last week, as the animals continue to mosey through a semi-rural area of the county.


Covid vaccine passports scrapped for winter by Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson will announce this week that he is scrapping plans that would have required vaccine passports for entry to nightclubs, cinemas and sports grounds.

On Tuesday, the prime minister will announce plans to try to keep Covid under control over the winter. He will say that he has abandoned the proposed compulsory certification scheme, which would have forced venues to check people's vaccine status.

Johnson tore up the proposals after scientists said vaccinations would be an effective first line of defence against a winter wave of the pandemic. But the move also represents a significant concession to Tory backbench rebels who had complained that enforcing vaccine passports would create a group of second-class citizens.


Chinese state media label George Soros a "global economic terrorist"

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Hungarian-born US investor and philanthropist George Soros looks on during a speech on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, on January 23, 2020 in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
China's mouthpiece Global Times has labeled Hungarian-born American billionaire George Soros a "global economic terrorist" in a tit for tat exchange playing out in dueling op-eds that underscore the rising temperature in US-China relations.

The article, published on September 4 and without citing any evidence, accused the hedge fund manager and philanthropist of providing finance to Hong Kong's jailed newspaper owner Jimmy Lai to support the city's anti-Beijing protests in 2019.

Comment: 'Without any evidence'? Jimmy Lai's role in destabilizing Hong Kong is a pretty good and solid example. Using colour revolutions and protests to overthrow a government that isn't compliant to the West has become such a common tactic that even parents of ideologically possessed children are wise to the game.

Soon thereafter, Soros penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that said New York-based BlackRock's recent 6.7 billion yuan (US$1 billion) mutual fund investment in China was a "tragic mistake" and would likely lose money for the asset manager's clients. Soros wrote the BlackRock investment "imperils the national security interests of the US."

Comment: According to freedictionary.com the definition of terrorist is as follows:
An individual who uses violence, terror, and intimidation to achieve a result.
And that definition describes Soros, his activities and objectives rather accurately. But, as we saw above, it's not just China saying this, Hungary, officials and citizens of the US, South America - pretty much anywhere his NGOs have been active - have gone on record stating much the same: Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Confessions of an Economic Hitman: Interview with John Perkins

Brick Wall

Biden White House stonewalls two key senators in inquiry into president's use of private email

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Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) • Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)
The White House failed to meet a deadline last month to provide information to two key Republican senators concerning Joe Biden's use of a private email account as vice president to send government information to his son Hunter Biden.

Senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republicans on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and the Senate Judiciary Committee respectively, asked White House Counsel Dana Ann Remus in a July 30 letter to answer (1) whether Biden used one or more private email accounts as vice president, (2) whether he is using any today as president and (3) whether government-related emails in the private accounts were preserved as required by the Federal Records Act.

Their letter was prompted by articles published in Just the News and the New York Post that released copies of emails purportedly from Joe Biden to White House staff during his vice presidency and to his son Hunter Biden that involved official government business. Johnson and Grassley wrote:
"If these reports are accurate, it is unclear whether then-Vice President Biden forwarded these and related emails to a government account to ensure that they satisfied federal recordkeeping and archival requirements.

"Further, it is unclear whether now-President Biden has continued the use of non-government email for official business and whether he has continued to provide government information to his family members, including Hunter Biden."
You can read the letter here.

Just the News reported in mid-July that emails recovered from a Hunter Biden laptop turned over to the FBI included messages signed "Dad" from the email address robinware456@gmail.com to the younger Biden.


Mainstream media cares more about you taking ivermectin than Biden eviscerating medical freedom

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On Thursday, the United States made a giant leap forward into a despotic and fascist future in which the government owns our bodies and can force us to do whatever they please. Thanks to the massive propaganda campaign waged by the mainstream media, half of Americans likely agree with it.

"We've been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us," Mein Führer President Joe Biden said on Thursday as he bypassed Congress and unilaterally ordered 100 million Americans to undergo a medical procedure against their will — or become unemployable. Biden continued:
"My job as president is to protect all Americans. So tonight, I'm announcing that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees that together employ over 80 million workers to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.

"The bottom line — we're going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated coworkers."
Biden completely disregarded the fact that natural immunity to the virus is exponentially more effective than the vaccine. He also completely ignored the Constitution, the Congress, and essentially every single check and balance the government has ostensibly set up to prevent tyrants like him from making such broad and overreaching dictates.

It's no wonder that #IwillNOTComply and #MassNonCompliance began trending immediately after the dictator on high delivered this chilling speech. In fact, they continued to trend into Friday morning highlighting the mass resistance to such tyrannical madness and the terrifying precedent that it sets.

Comment: 'Divide and conquer' is working as planned.


Nord Stream 2 pipeline a political defeat for US, but a victory for Russia, Germany and, in the long run, possibly Ukraine

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Workers celebrate as they prepare to lay the final section of Nord Stream 2, in Germany. The Fortuna crew welded the final part, number 200,858, on Friday.
Nord Stream 2 has gone from pipe dream to pipeline. Despite controversy and opposition, the 1,224 kilometer, $11-billion underwater gas link has been completed, doubling Russia's gas export capacity through the Baltic Sea.

Now, the team behind the construction, having welded the final segment into place, say gas could start flowing as early as October. While some German regulatory decisions are still pending, there are no clear signs Nord Stream 2 can be blocked at this point. The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday:
"We expect that millions of European consumers in the near future will be able to receive Russian gas along the shortest, most economical and environmentally friendly route. It's time to stop creating obstacles to this important project."
In the future, the new pipeline is supposed to carry up to 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year, the equivalent of the needs of about 26 million households, according to its developers.

Comment: Gift horses don't often open their mouths. When one does...just accept!