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US Marine gives eyewitness account of Kabul airport attack

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US Marine Major Ben Sutphen was 15 feet away trying to disperse the crowd when a suicide bomber detonated an explosion at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul
US Marine Major Ben Sutphen gave the first eyewitness account of the suicide bomb explosion that killed 13 American service members and an estimated 170 Afghans at an entrance to Kabul airport last month.

Sutphen is one of 15 US service members who were wounded in the ISIS-K explosion at Hamid Karzai Airport on August 26. He was standing 15 feet away trying to disperse the crowd when the bomb detonated, and revealed that enemy gunmen opened fire on the crowd moments after the suicide bomb detonated.

Marine snipers were on the lookout for a suspected attack but were overwhelmed by the massive crowds at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.

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Pills

NHS overturns High Court ban on puberty-blocking drugs for CHILDREN

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Keira Bell speaks to reporters outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London in 2020. Trans children's charity claims the ruling is a victory for common sense and young people’s bodily autonomy but campaigners vow to fight on
Children under 16 will be allowed to take puberty blockers without parental consent, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Last year, the High Court concluded it was "highly unlikely" that a child aged 13 or under would be able to consent to the hormone-blocking treatment which used to treat children with gender dysphoria, and that it was "very doubtful" a child of 14 or 15 would understand the long-term consequences.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the UK's only gender identity development service (GIDS) for children, brought an appeal against the ruling in June.


Comment: Numerous healthcare staff at the trust have quit their jobs accusing it of malpractice over the issue: Trans-identified children need therapy, not just 'affirmation' and drugs: Why I resigned from Tavistock


Comment: It's telling of how warped the discussion has become that some people are claiming that children are better able to judge an issue that even the High Court and top medical professionals are struggling with.

However, in the last 18+ months the manufactured crisis has revealed just how susceptible to corruption and hysteria the healthcare profession has become, and there are now numerous examples of how it is overseeing policies that, ultimately, cause harm to the people they are supposed to be helping: Also check out SOTT radio's:


Pistol

'Nothing to hide here': Inside the world's largest arms fair in the heart of London

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UK defence secretary Ben Wallace and Saudi ambassador to the UK Khalid bin Bandar at the DSEI arms fair in London on 15 September 2021
Declassified manages to get inside the DSEI arms fair and finds corporations and governments complicit in the deaths of civilians everywhere, as we questioned the British defence secretary over continuing UK support to Saudi Arabia.

"Controversial depends on your point of view, really. There are plenty of high-level political viewpoints that would say that it's not."

Major General Roddy Porter has just bought us a coffee and is telling us why the world's largest arms fair - being held in the heart of London - isn't controversial, despite being opposed by the city's mayor, Sadiq Khan.

Porter is a 31-year veteran of the British Army who is now retired but returns to the frontline every few years to work as chief spokesman for Clarion Events, the organisers of the arms fair. He is also a trustee of a Christian charity.

Snakes in Suits

Rules for thee but not for me: San Francisco Mayor London Breed breaks mask mandate at club

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed (back row, left) was spotted singing and dancing without a mask — breaking the city’s most recent mask mandate.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed was caught breaking her own strict mask mandates — to go clubbing with a Black Lives Matter co-founder.

The Democrat, already under fire for her restrictive coronavirus rules, on Wednesday was photographed by a San Francisco Chronicle editor while singing and dancing in a packed jazz club — with no sign of masks.

"I chose to go to [the Black Cat] last night for my first indoor concert since the pandemic ... and this happened," Mariecar Mendoza tweeted of the mayor celebrating an unexpected partial reunion of Tony! Toni! Toné!

Breed, 47, also posed for photos in the club — smiling alongside BLM founder Alicia Garza, who also had her face completely uncovered.

Airplane

American Airlines flight turns around and kicks off mother and her asthmatic 2-year-old baby over mask policy — police meet them at the gate

American Airlines
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American Airlines airplane

On Monday, American Airlines flight 1284 turned around and kicked off a two-year-old asthmatic boy, his mother, and his grandmother because the child was suffering from an asthma attack during mid-flight and could not wear the mask properly.


Amanda Pendarvis, the mother, posted on her Instagram story a video of her son who was having an asthma attack and was refusing to put on his mask due to his inability to breathe properly.

Brick Wall

Judge rules against Tennessee's 'opt out' option for school mask mandates

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A Tennessee federal judge ruled against Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's (R) executive order allowing parents to "opt out" of school mask mandates

U.S. District Judge Sheryl Lipman issued a preliminary injunction on Friday blocking the order in Shelby County.

Lipman wrote that the plaintiffs have established evidence demonstrating that the order "interferes with Plaintiffs' ability to safely access their schools."

Lee signed Executive Order 84 in August, which grants a student's parents or guardian "the right to opt out of any order or requirement" to wear face coverings in schools.

NPC

Walking contradiction: AOC's 'Tax the Rich' dress designer Aurora James owes debt in multiple states

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Designer Aurora James called her "Tax the Rich" dress for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "powerful message" — but it's not one she has taken to heart.

The 37-year-old fashionista who made waves at the Met Gala with Democratic-Socialist AOC last week is a notorious tax deadbeat with unpaid debts dogging her in multiple states, records show.

Most of luxe-living James' arrears center on Cultural Brokerage Agency, an LLC she formed in 2011 to serve as the parent company of her fashion brand, which today is known as Brother Vellies. It's a favorite of people like Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Meghan Markle.

Handcuffs

Feds charge 138, including doctors, with $1.4 billion in health-care fraud involving telemedicine, Covid, opioids

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The Department of Justice on Friday announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals and nearly 100 other people for alleged health-care fraud that involved about $1.4 billion in suspected losses.

The cases charged include ones that involved the use of telemedicine services as part of the fraud, which alone accounted for approximately $1.1 billion in alleged losses from false and fraudulent claims. Telemedicine employs communications technology to evaluate and treat patients remotely.

The telemedicine cases built on prosecutions launched in 2019 and 2020, which involved allegations of billing Medicare for fraudulent genetic cancer testing, and telemedicine executives paying doctors and others to order unnecessary durable medical equipment, diagnostic testing and medications, either without actually interacting with patients or having a brief call with ones they had never met or seen.

Eye 2

"Narcissistic psychopath": New York property heir found guilty of murdering friend two decades ago, suspected of two others

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FILE PHOTO: Durst's trial had been put on hold during part of the pandemic.
Robert Durst, now aged 78, was the subject of an HBO documentary in 2015 called The Jinx, in which he apparently confessed to three murders.

New York multi-millionaire and property heir Robert Durst has been convicted of his best friend's murder in a case that has fascinated America for years following an infamous TV documentary.

A jury in Los Angeles reached the guilty verdict after a total of just seven hours of deliberation over three days.

They concluded that he shot his friend Susan Berman in her Los Angeles home in December 2000.

During the trial, prosecutors told the court that he had killed Ms Berman to prevent her telling police what she knew about the disappearance and suspected killing of his wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst, in New York in 1982.

Ms Berman told friends she had provided a phony alibi for Durst after his wife, then aged 29, vanished.

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Anthony Fauci dismissed masks in 2019 as a 'paranoid' tool

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WH medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci • David Rubenstein
White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci once dismissed wearing a mask to prevent infectious disease as a "paranoid" tool, laughing at the prospect during a 2019 sit-down interview on The David Rubenstein Show.

During the interview, which aired May 22, 2019, nearly a year before the Chinese coronavirus pandemic hit, Rubenstein and Fauci discussed infectious diseases, vaccines, and measures of protection to prevent illness. At the end of the interview, Rubenstein asked the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director to weigh in on the best way to protect oneself from infectious disease.
"And the best way to prevent me from getting an infectious disease and having to have you as my doctor is what? Wearing a mask — " he began, triggering a quick dismissal from Fauci.

"No, no, no," Fauci said, letting out a laugh.

"I don't need to do that," Rubenstein said following Fauci's reaction. "If somebody's- I can see they're getting ready to sneeze or cough, walk away?"

"You avoid all the paranoid aspects and do something positive," Fauci responded, seemingly categorizing mask-wearing as a tool of the "paranoid."

"A. Good diet. B. You don't smoke, I know. I know you don't drink. At least not very much, so that's pretty good. Get some exercise. I know that you don't get as much exercise as you should," Fauci continued.

"Get good sleep. I think the normal, low tech healthy things are the best things you can do, David, to stay healthy," Fauci added.The original video of that conversation may be watched at Bloomberg.com.
This is hardly the first time Fauci has dismissed the need for masks. During a 60 Minutes interview in March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, he suggested masks provided more psychological relief than anything else.

Comment: Fauci has the credibility of a wind sock in a tornado. The video is probably the closest he gets to disavowing masks (but he can't quite do it).