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Sites from Michael_Novakhov (48 sites): Freedom FM Radio Network: FOX News: Wealthy NYC woman, 20, facing 4 years in prison after BLM rampage

One of the Black Lives Matter protesters now facing felony rioting and misdemeanor graffiti charges  after a window-smashing free-for-all in Manhattan  is a wealthy Upper East Sider whose mother is an architect and whose father is a child psychiatrist. 


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Europes leanest summer tourist season in history is drawing to a close, six months after the coronavirus hit the continent. 

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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): Washington Free Beacon: Northwestern Law Administrators Confess Their Racism in Online Diversity Session


Northwestern University Law School administrators denounced their own alleged racism in an online diversity training session.
In screenshots taken of the virtual event, three administrators can be seen calling themselves racist and promising to “do better,” including the law school’s interim dean. “I’m Jim Speta. And I am a racist,” the dean wrote. Another administrator called herself a “gatekeeper of white supremacy.” The meeting was hosted by Associate Dean of Inclusion and Engagement Shannon Bartlett.

An inside sourcewho did not wish to be named for fear of retributiontold the Washington Free Beacon that the training was optional and hosted primarily by white women who informed faculty and staff how to act like an “ally” to people of color on campus. The source said there were more than 100 people at the event and that dozens of attendees repudiated their own racism.
After screenshots of the training circulated on social media, several Northwestern law alumni said they would no longer donate to their alma mater. Ron Coleman, a partner at the Dhillon Law Group and a 1988 Northwestern alumnus, told the Free Beacon that such events do a disservice to students.
“When I was at Northwestern Law they actually helped me learn how to think,” Coleman, who specializes in First Amendment issues, said. “Now it appears they teach students how to stop thinking.”
The meeting followed a letter sent out by the dean of Northwestern Law School, which outlined a commitment to “anti-racism” in hiring and admittance practices. Three female law students who did not find the school’s commitment sufficient, penned an op-ed attacking both Northwestern and University of Michigan’s law schools for holding meetings without making substantive changes. The op-ed calls on the schools to address “the absence of a critical race theory curriculum, and the general day-to-day racism we face from our peers.”
The training session appears to be the first action Northwestern Law has taken to showcase its dedication to “anti-racism.” One student, who wished to remain anonymous, said the school “capitulated to a handful of angry students with Twitter accounts.”
 
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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): Washington Free Beacon: This Week in Leftist Violence and Intimidation Vol. 2


Mob intimidation spread across the country this week as Democratic mayors fled their homes in the face of violence, protesters echoed the rhetoric of Iranian revolutionary clerics, and an Antifa member started a gunfight with cops trying to arrest him for murder.

6. Anti-Police Activists Stage Occupation Outside University of Chicago Provosts House Until Campus Cops Are Abolished | Washington Free Beacon

Anti-police students at the University of Chicago staged an “occupation” outside of provost Ka Yee Lee’s home, spray painting vulgar messages such as “Fk your mother” and refusing to leave until the university abolishes its police force and develops a “Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department.”

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A rally over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., ended with a man loudly telling the crowd that “if you kill one of us, it’s time for us to kill one of yours.” The Dispatch later identified the speaker as the president of one of the organizations hosting the rally.

3. Liberal Mayors’ Homes Attacked by Black Lives Matter Protesters 

Liberal policies have proven little help in assuaging the wrath of protesters, as Mayor Ted Wheeler fled his Portland condo in light of violence, and San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo saw his house covered in profane messages and Black Lives Matter slogans while protesters burned an American flag on the sidewalk.

2. Portland Antifa Member Suspected of Murder Fires on Cops Trying to Arrest Him and Dies on Scene | Oregonian

Michael Reinoehl, a self-identified member of Antifa who shot and killed a right-wing protester, fired at police officers trying to take him into custody, according to eyewitnesses at the scene. Officers returned fire, eventually hitting and killing Reinoehl.

1. Group of Protesters Chant Death to America’

Marchers in Oakland, Calif., chanted “death to America,” a slogan that was also heard in Kenosha, Wis., last week and was popularized by the Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini.

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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): The National Interest: In 2019, An Air Force Elephant Walk Sent 24 F-22 Raptors Airborne At Once

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The wing’s “Rapid Raptor” concept really caught on.

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson in mid-March 2019 told lawmakers that the flying branch’s five front-line Raptor squadrons likely would fall short of 80-percent readiness. This despite the flying branch withdrawing F-22s from the Middle East, ending five years of continuous Raptor operations in the region.
U.S. Air Force wing in Alaska managed to launch 24 F-22 Raptor stealth fighters plus an E-3 radar plane and a C-17 transport, all in quick succession.
The dramatic “elephant walk” at Elmendorf Air Force Base was more than an impressive photo-op. It showed off much of the new, bigger F-22 force at the base, underscored the resident 3rd Wing’s apparently improving maintenance capabilities and underscored the Air Force’s evolving strategy for deploying F-22s and other planes in self-sustaining small groups.
The Elmendorf elephant walk took place on March 26, 2019 during the Polar Force war game. “This two-week exercise gives squadrons an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to forward-deploy and deliver overwhelming combat air power,” the base stated.
The two dozen F-22s that participated in the mass take-off apparently account for around half of the Raptors that the 3rd Wing’s two fighter squadrons operate.
The 3rd Wing in late 2018 possessed just 42 Raptors. After a hurricane devastated Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida in October of that year, the Air Force began distributing that base’s 55 F-22s to other facilities. Elmendorf got at least six F-22s from Tyndall’s front-line 95th Fighter Squadron.
The 43rd Fighter Squadron, a training unit at Tyndall, temporarily set up shop with 28 F-22s at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The Air Force in late March 2019 announced that those jets permanently would relocate to Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, pending Congressional approval.
Langley, which was home to two front-line F-22 squadrons, also took in some of the ex-95th Fighter Squadron Raptors, as did the Air National Guard wing at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii.
The Air Force in all possesses no more than 183 F-22s. Concentrating the roughly 120 combat-coded jets — those with the latest software and weapons — into five front-line squadrons instead of six actually has helped the Air Force to better maintain the complex jets.
The Air Force never had enough Raptors to equip six squadrons each with at least 24 planes. Twenty-four is the magic number, by the Air Force’s reasoning. Since fighters often operate in four-plane formations, 24-plane units can launch more sorties than, say, an 18-plane squadron can do.
Moreover, a squadron typically can manage 24 planes as easily as it can manage 18 planes. Thus a unit with more jets makes more efficient use of its manpower. “Larger, traditional Air Force squadrons and deployable units provide a better balance of equipment and personnel,” the Government Accountability Office explained.
Maintaining five, bigger F-22 squadrons instead of six smaller ones could help the Air Force to boost the flagging readiness of the overall Raptor fleet. Since becoming operational in 2005, the F-22 fleet on average has achieved roughly a 50-percent readiness rate — one of the lowest rates of all U.S. fighter types.
In 2018 then-defense secretary James Mattis directed all Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-22 and F-35 squadrons to achieve an 80-percent mission-capable rate by the end of September 2019.
That was never really possible for the F-22. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson in mid-March 2019 told lawmakers that the flying branch’s five front-line Raptor squadrons likely would fall short of 80-percent readiness. This despite the flying branch withdrawing F-22s from the Middle East, ending five years of continuous Raptor operations in the region.
The Elmendorf elephant walk indicated that at least half of the base’s F-22s were flight-ready on March 26, 2019. The 3rd Wing also mans a regional air-defense alert mission, which requires it to launch pairs of F-22s on short notice in order to intercept aircraft — usually Russian — that fly near U.S. air space. The alert mission likely prevented at least four Raptors from participating in the elephant walk.
The presence in the elephant walk of one of Elmendorf’s C-17s is notable. The giant airlifter is a key component of the 3rd Wing’s plan for deploying Raptors during wartime.
Instead of always painstakingly deploying entire 24-plane squadrons or even the whole 48-jet wing, as custom dictated, in 2013 wing officers wrote new procedures for sending a quartet of F-22s plus a single supporting C-17 practically anywhere in the Pacific region possessing a suitable airfield, all within 24 hours of the word “go.”
The aim was for the 3rd Wing, during wartime, to quickly disperse its F-22s across many bases instead of concentrating them at just one facility where they might be vulnerable to, say, a Chinese ballistic-missile barrage.
The wing’s “Rapid Raptor” concept really caught on. The Air Force not only applied the deployment scheme to the other Raptor wings, it also included other plane types such as the F-15C fighter.
In simultaneously marching 24 F-22s and a C-17 — not to mention an E-3 radar plane — Elmendorf proved that, despite the Raptor fleet’s readiness woes and ongoing relocation, the Alaska wing is ready to fight.
David Axe serves as Defense Editor of the National Interest. He is the author of the graphic novels  War FixWar Is Boring and Machete Squad. (This first appeared in June 2019.)
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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): Washington Free Beacon: Confessions of a Shocked and Angry Advocate for Factual Journalism


There is an interesting story to be told about Fox News in the age of Donald Trump. But in his recently published book, Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth, cable news personality Brian Stelter only tells the tabloid version.
As noted in the New York TimesHoax relies on “gratuitous gossip” and “name calling” to deliver an “easy-to-digest but unnuanced conclusion that would play well on cable news.” Stelter invites his target readerscollege-educated white liberals who probably would’ve been more excited about a Warren-Buttigieg ticket but can’t wait to vote for Biden because the future of our country is at staketo gorge themselves on righteous anger, the most profitable emotion.

The readers already knew they hated Fox News, even before they started hating Trump. They just never knew how muchuntil now. Nearly two decades have passed since the release of the Media Matters documentary Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism. The white liberals are hungry for new, long-form reasons to be mad. Hoax delivers, with chapter subheads so cheeky and concise they could have only been written by a man who is constantly surrounded by CNN chyrons: “Batst crazy,” “Profit machine,” Anti-journalism,” “Democracy at Risk,” “Prostitutes.”
The book is somewhat entertaining, but I’m not the target reader. Not everyone will be able to stomach 300-plus pages from an author who describes himself as a “shocked and angry advocate for factual journalism” and invokes the Society of Professional Journalists’ ethical code in a paragraph lamenting “how many Fox New devotees died from the [corona]virus.” (“No one will ever be able to say, with absolute certainty,” Stelter concedes.)
To his credit, the author knows how to keep his intended audience hooked. Juicy tidbits about how Don. Jr.’s new girlfriend “knew how to use sex to get ahead,” according to an unnamed “friend.” Pithy takedowns of Fox News hosts, such as Jessie Waters and his “st-eating, Trump-loving grin.” Stelter also EVISCERATES the president throughout. “One of [Sean] Hannity’s confidants said the president treated him like Melania, like a wife in a sexless marriage,” Stelter writes, cheekily, in his unmistakable former-media-gossip-blogger prose. “Arguably he treated Hannity better than he did the First Lady.”
Attacking Trump and Fox is an easy way to sell books and boost ratings. More importantly, it allows professional journalists (and other celebrities) to position themselves as righteous defenders of truth and decency. To the extent that mainstream networks are biased, Stelter writes, it’s because they embrace “liberal values” and a “dedication to truth,” subjects he frequently discusses with factual-journalism icon Dan Rather on his show Reliable Sources. This, for want of a better phrase, is a steaming pile of covfefe.
In our increasingly polarized political environment, one of the few issues that still unites the country is distrust of, if not outright disdain for, the media. In a recent Pew survey, a plurality of Americans said the news media “are not professional,” “are too critical of America,” and “hurt democracy.” An outright majority said professional journalists “don’t care about the people they report on.”
The success of Fox News is driven in no small part by the sneering condescension of these self-anointed truth warriors. Like CNN, for examplewhose top White House reporter safeguards democracy by shouting obnoxious questions and makes money writing books about how it’s a “dangerous time to tell the truth in America.” Whose legal department settled with a random teenager the network publicly maligned for wearing a MAGA hat at a pro-life march. Whose favorite pundit was a grifter attorney who laundered false allegations on air before being convicted of fraud. Whose Democratic scion news anchor conducts goofy prop-assisted interviews with his Democratic scion brother, the governor of a state with a worst-in-the-nation coronavirus death toll on par with Italy’s.
The New York Times criticized Stelter for a lack of curiosity when it comes to understanding Fox News viewers, whom he portrays as “gullible members of an extremist cult.” In fairness, most professional journalists aren’t interested in understanding Fox News viewers; some might not be capable of it. Fox “is an addictive substance,” Stelter asserts, without evidence. It’s “an identity, almost a way of life.”
He’s not wrong. Politics in the Trump era, and the perpetual outrage that defines it, is addicting. It defines us as individuals and informs the way we live our lives. We’re all junkies. That explains how CNN, for example, earned record profits in 2016 thanks to its nonstop Trump coverage. They no longer carry his rallies in full, but the network remains obsessedand primed for outrage.
Every tweet is BREAKING NEWS. Stelter ran an entire segment on presidential typos and recently interviewed a Yale professor (and undisclosed Democratic donor) who provided “expert” analysis on Trump’s fascisma frequent topic on a show ostensibly dedicated to “how journalists do their jobs.” During one 2019 segment, for example, Stelter nodded along as a Duke University psychiatrist mused that Trump “may be responsible for many more million deaths” than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong. Because the truth is all that matters.
Even if Stelter’s critiques of Fox News in the Trump era are valid, or even inarguable, that doesn’t make the CNN host a “reliable source” on the matter. Far from it. To suggest otherwise would be
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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FOX News: Saeed Ghasseminejad: President Joe Biden would give Iran what it wants most so Iran hopes he defeats Trump

Biden has pledged to reenter the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that Trump withdrew from. If Biden does that, the most crippling economic sanctions on Iran would be suspended. 


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FOX News: Olive Garden former waitress reveals restaurant secrets, or so she claims in TikTok video

A former Olive Garden employee has gone viral for allegedly revealing restaurant secrets. 


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Donald Trump Google News: Exclusive: More Americans predict Trump will win the presidential debates than Biden, USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll shows USA TODAY

Exclusive: More Americans predict Trump will win the presidential debates than Biden, USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll shows  USA TODAY 
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1. World from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): FOX News: Hawaii plane appears to suffer engine fire before landing safely: report

Passengers on a military charter flight in Honolulu had some scary moments late Saturday when an unspecified engine problem cause an inflight emergency, according to a report. 


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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): The National Interest: Walther PPQ: Doing What Glock Does Better in 9mm?

Richard Douglas
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With the Glock changing the game so many years ago, Walther has taken the ball and run with it.

Standing out from the crowd, the Walther PPQ has been designed with elevated details that place this recoil-operated semi-auto pistol above its top-selling compatriots.
Designed for competition shooting and defense, the PPQ can also be considered as a good carry weapon. Better aesthetics may impress from first-look, but theres more to discover with improvements in this class that elevate this Luger to a higher set.
Accuracy
The PPQ is very accurate thanks to a combination of the incredible trigger and excellent ergonomics.
The sights are low profile and easily visible. The standard white dot sights, that are windage adjustable, are set with a wide rear sight that allows for faster target acquisition. In my short-range drill shoots and my home interior-defense course, getting on target quickly was a breeze.
The lower rail will allow for a light being affixed to improve night accuracy. If you are looking for upgraded optics for night visibility, then there are easily installed night sights available to swap out.
Excellent ergonomics in the textured grip, with flares at the trigger guard and well-molded handgrip give a solid foundation to maintain control in high-speed firing.
Five shot groups at fifteen yards were regularly under two inches, at ten yards the groupings were stacked on top of each other perfectly. Even at the longest of my steel target drills, I was plinking away without fail.
Reliability 
My nine-millimeter M2 is a reliable workhorse that will function without fail in any condition, including when Im shooting with it totally wet.
This weapon is my go-to for regular shooting on the course, and any of the infrequent and far-between malfunctions are generally due to my operational error. The trigger pull is brilliantly consistent for every single shot. The shelf on the beavertail of the frame allows for a high tight grip, allowing for excellent stability and muscle memory that keeps me moving without hiccup day in and day out.
To protect the PPQ from rust and wear, Walther treats the slide and barrel with a Tenifer finish. Given the regular beatings that this pistol takes at my hands, that extra protection comes in handy.
Handling 
A mid-size weapon, slightly bigger than a Glock 19, the PPQ is well made for easy handling.
On purchase, the new models come with swappable palm swells to make sure you have a grip that fits your hand well. I was happy with the medium-size back strap but having worked with shooters who have very small or very large hands, this ability to fit-to-palm properly without having to buy more is great.
The grip is attractive and functional with Walthers ergonomic features, slight finger groove bumps and cross-directional stippling have a good feel without being too rough.
Im happy with the PPQs less aggressive curve in the handgrip than some other Walthers, such as the PPX.
The Ambi controls include a slide release and a magazine release button that isnt accessible from both sides, but it can be swapped for left-handed shooters or for when Im shooting with my off-hand.
Three passive safety devices take the place of manual safety control, so vigilance with trigger avoidance and common sense are required to handle this weapon. Something for you to think about if youre considering the PPQ for a daily carry piece.
Trigger
The trigger on the Walther PPQ is where this semi-auto 9 really shines.
The light and crisp quick defense trigger is the star of the show. A 5-pound trigger break has .4 inch travel with a scant .1 inch reset.
The smooth lightning speed of this trigger, with the barely-there reset, allows for impeccable control and accuracy.
Such an impressive quality of design in this mechanism, to a much higher point than the many competitors in this game.
Magazine & Reloading 
A typical double-column magazine carries a 15 + 1 9mm cache.
The ambidextrous controls for the magazine release come in handy in a variety of situations.
Clean, straightforward, and everything youd expect from a defense weapon. The predictable nature of the reloading capability makes work with the PPQ effortless.
Length & Weight 
The 4-inch barrel was originally the standard, and the newer models available (including my own) sport the adjustment to a 5-inch length. The shorter barrelled versions of the 9mm are just as consistent and accurate as the updated models. The changes to the design improve the feel and balance, as well as improve the overall look of the weapon.
The overall weight comes in at just over 26 ounces, and places this weapon on the higher end of what Id prefer for an everyday carry weapon. It isnt my first choice for carrying concealed, but on the range and in competition, shes my girl.
Recoil Management
The Walther PPQ has a very manageable recoil.
Performing as expected, the recoil on M2 makes for easy shooting and handling. Reacquiring targets in rapid shoot courses is quick and easy and those wider rear sights help me with the management under pressure.
Price
The Walther PPQ M2 can be found in the $500-$600 price range, which is on par with its semi-automatic competitors.
There are .40 and .45 caliber options for the PPQ, which will not only increase your weapon cost, but the accessory and ammo costs should be factored into that decision as well. Additional or replacement mags will set you back about $40 for the 9-millimeter M2, with bucket loads of affordable ammo options.
If you are wanting to shoot frequently, especially for competition shooting that keeps you on the course mag after mag, the 9-millimeter is by far and away more affordable in the ammo category against the .45 caliber.
My Verdict?
The excellent trigger sets the stage for accuracy in this well-balanced semi-automatic winner. With the Glock changing the game so many years ago, Walther has taken the ball and run with it. With my PPQ in the holster, theres never any question that I have one of the most reliable and accurate sidearms on the market.
Richard Douglas is a firearms expert and educator. His work has appeared in large publications like The Armory Life, Daily Caller, American Shooting Journal, and more. In his free time, he reviews optics on his Scopes Field blog.
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FOX News: Trump jabs at Pelosi again over salon setup takes shot at Biden too

President Trump weighed in on the Nancy Pelosi hair salon flap on Saturday raising doubts about the House speakers ability to negotiate with foreign adversaries if she had trouble with a small business owner. 


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Cambridge Analytica from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): cambridge analytica Google News: Why Facebooks political-ad ban is taking on the wrong problem MIT Technology Review

Why Facebooks political-ad ban is taking on the wrong problem  MIT Technology Review 
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1. World from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): World: Whats reopened and whats still restricted in 16 cities around the world

Post correspondents and contributors check on the progress of reopening from lockdowns in cities across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. 



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1. World from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): FOX News: Newt Gingrich: Search for coronavirus vaccine is making important progress

The most striking thing about the push for a coronavirus vaccine is its unprecedented speed. One study from 2013 found that, between 1998 and 2009, it took an average of 10.7 years to develop a vaccine. 


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @MailOnline: Covid tests could be picking up DEAD virus cells and false positives could be exaggerating scale of pandemic, claims stud

Covid tests could be picking up DEAD virus cells and ‘false positives’ could be exaggerating scale of pandemic, claims study trib.al/IP0oIlY

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mikenov on Twitter: RT @JuliaDavisNews: Cohen writes, Trump loves moneyand he wrongly identified Putin as the richest man in the world by a multiple. Trump

Cohen writes, Trump loves moneyand he wrongly identified Putin as the richest man in the world by a multiple. Trump admires Putin for taking over an entire nation and running it like it was his personal company.
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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): 2016 elections and mental health Google News: Election officials prepare for new Russian interference battle | TheHill The Hill
The Brooklyn Bridge: New York Daily News: Longest-ever music performance sees rare chord change in 639-year organ piece
1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (115 sites): Voice of America English: AP Explains: US Debt Will Soon Exceed Size of Entire Economy
News 12 Home: BLM protesters call on attorney general to open investigation after car plows into them in Times Square
Donald Trump: Multiple Boats Sink During Trump Boat Parade On Texas Lake
New York Daily News: Denver, experiencing 100-degree weather, has snow forecast for Tuesday
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1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (115 sites): Voice of America English: WHO: Mass COVID Vaccinations Unlikely Before Middle of 2021
mikenov on Twitter: RT @KremlinRussia: Владимир Путин поздравил москвичей с Днём города #Москва873 bit.ly/3lRN3Y5 pic.twitter.com/7fWELoueen
mikenov on Twitter: RT @benjaminwittes: Good morning pic.twitter.com/oo71QD4IIM
mikenov on Twitter: RT @DailyMail: Trump says hes not seen any proof of tragic Alexei Navalny poisoning trib.al/6dNLxE0
mikenov on Twitter: Crossfire Hurricane Investigation: It was just a GAS! Google Search google.com/search?q=Cross Crossfire Hurricane review: tale of Trump and the FBI is a gas www.theguardian.com Sep 21 2019 Campbell worked for James Comey indictment of the mob boss in the White House. pic.twitter.com/KfvS4URuAG
mikenov on Twitter: RT @DailyMail: Rochester police involved in Daniel Prude suffocation and death followed training step by step, union head says https://t.
1. World from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): FOX News: The national debt is astronomical: Look to the cosmos to put it in perspective
BBC News World: Niger mass graves: Army accused of executing over 70 civilians
Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Defense One All Content: Herd Immunity Is Not a Strategy
8:07 AM 9/5/2020 Crossfire Hurricane Investigation: It was just a GAS! | FBI is dead. The new Service is needed (they are always needed), with the completely different outlooks and mentality than in these present days Pinkertons but without their skills, acumen, and efficiency.
mikenov on Twitter: RT @Reuters: British newspapers distribution hit by Extinction Rebellion blockade reut.rs/3jQ9zyY pic.twitter.com/ZfyTr5kzDn
mikenov on Twitter: RT @MiddleEastMnt: Ex-@UN worker accused of drugging and assaulting women in Iraq middleeastmonitor.com/20200904-ex-un
1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (115 sites): Voice of America English: Search Continues for Possible Beirut Blast Survivor
New York Daily News: Record 52% of young adults living with parents amid pandemic, report finds
realDonaldTrump on Twitter: You work so hard for the military, from completely rebuilding a depleted mess that was left by OBiden, to fixing a broken V.A. and fighting for large scale military pay raises, and then a slimeball reporter, maybe working with disgruntled people, makes up such a horrible charge..
realDonaldTrump on Twitter: .This reminds me of the Dirty Dossier, which was pushed hard by John McCain, & then with a thud turned out to be a total fraud. So many other scams also. The Radical Far Left is VICIOUS, they will do or say anything to win. But they wont, we will WIN, & have four great years!
realDonaldTrump on Twitter: RT @ColumbiaBugle: @realDonaldTrump @BreitbartNews Sorry liberals! How to be Anti-White 101 is permanently cancelled! https://t.co/mqSzy32K
realDonaldTrump on Twitter: RT @realchrisrufo: On Tuesday, I called on the President to abolish critical race theory in the federal government. Tonight, he delivered.

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