1.Taliban seize province near capital, attack northern city
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban seized a province just south of Afghanistan’s capital and launched a multi-pronged assault early Saturday on a major city in the north defended by powerful former warlords, Afghan officials said.
The insurgents have captured much of northern, western and southern Afghanistan in a breakneck offensive less than three weeks before the United States is set to withdraw its last troops, raising fears of a full militant takeover or another Afghan civil war.
The Taliban captured all of Logar and detained its provincial officials, Hoda Ahmadi, a lawmaker from the province, said Saturday. She said the Taliban have reached the Char Asyab district, just 11 kilometers (7 miles) south of the capital, Kabul.
The insurgents also captured the capital of Paktika province bordering Pakistan, according Khalid Asad, a lawmaker from the province. He confirmed that Sharana fell to the insurgents on Saturday but could not immediately provide further details.
Taliban taking a break after taking over a US-backed warlord’s palace pic.twitter.com/iMpBqDboKn
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 14, 2021
DML: Biden’s America is now Biden’s Afghanistan. The guy destroys everything he touches. Allegedly, 83 million people voted for this guy. Or did China have millions of plans for Joe instead? I’d ask Joe but he’s on vacation. Meanwhile, women in Afghanistan are ticking time bombs. Maybe Joe can call in his pal Gov. Cuomo, he’ll be free for a trip in a week and we know how much he loves to help the ladies. Send him over to the sand pits and have him share his loving hand(s).
With Taliban’s rapid advance, many women in Afghanistan are fleeing their homes, fearing murder, rape and forced marriage. pic.twitter.com/p4uSMiLIXy
— DW News (@dwnews) August 13, 2021
— New York Post (@nypost) August 13, 2021
2.Biden admin targets DeSantis ban on mask mandates, offers cash to Florida school districts defying governor
The Biden administration this week offered federal financial support to Florida school districts defying Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on mask mandates as the coronavirus surges in the state, according to reports.
U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona wrote in a letter to DeSantis and state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Friday that defiant districts that lose state funding would have federal funds available to them, according to Politico.
“Florida’s recent actions to block school districts from voluntarily adopting science-based strategies for preventing the spread of COVID-19 that are aligned with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts students and staff at risk,” Cardona wrote in the letter, adding he was “deeply concerned” by DeSantis’ July 30 anti-mask mandate executive order.
DML: Science? The only science I’ve seen suggests kids are not at serious risk of delta, but they are at serious risk when wearing a mask. Science my ass. DeSantis has said parents should decide whether their children wear masks in school, and he is 100% correct.
Garrett Soldano, GOP candidate and top fundraiser for #migov:
-more dangerous for a child with asthma to wear a mask than catch Covid
-“bad things” will happen if kids keep wearing masks
-let healthy people catch Covid to reach “natural herd immunity” pic.twitter.com/l3AJtBYchf
— Jake Jordan (@_Jake_Jordan) June 9, 2021
Wait until you hear how many children are being infected with RSV. Not good. In fact, I caufht RSV from my niece, way worse than COVID. Even for her, major health complications, spread to like 50 people. Why is nobody talking about this new RSV variant hospitalizing children?
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) August 13, 2021
They made the vaccine cards easy to duplicate/black market so they could have a legal justification for the digital version they will roll out eventually
it’s where we are at, total gaslighting. Already arresting fraudsters in the hundreds, showing registry is needed. Ah Sh*#
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) August 14, 2021
Unvaccinated Philadelphia City Employees Required To Wear Two Masks https://t.co/8jHcP6UqL3
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 14, 2021
3.Remain-in-Mexico court ruling a win for Texas, Missouri over Biden admin
Fox News – A federal judge on Friday ordered the Biden administration to “enforce and implement” the Trump-era Remain-in-Mexico policy in response to a lawsuit from Texas and Missouri, which claimed that the administration’s attempt to terminate the policy was illegal and harmful.
The two Republican states had sought a preliminary injunction against the administration’s June 1 memo formally ending the policy — officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). They argued that the ending of the policy was in breach of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).
The ruling by Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, orders the Biden administration “to enforce and implement MPP in good faith” until it has been “lawfully rescinded” in compliance with the APA, and until the federal government has enough detention capacity to detail all migrants subject to mandatory detention.
However, it notes the injunction is narrow and also states: “Nothing in this injunction requires DHS to take any immigration or removal action nor withhold its statutory discretion towards any individual thatit would not otherwise take.”
However, the court has stayed the applicability of the opinion and order for 7 days to allow the government to appeal it.
Federal judge’s ruling on Remain-in-Mexico by Fox News on Scribd
DML: Wise ass translation… Biden will need to find another way to spread the virus for the next seven days. Sincere translation… stop the border bleeding for a week and watch the cases of delta drop in Texas and Florida.
4.Snopes fact-checks its own co-founder, catches him plagiarizing 54 articles following internal review
The co-founder of the liberal fact-checking website Snopes was caught plagiarizing in dozens of articles, according to an internal review.
BuzzFeed News reported on Friday that David Mikkelson, executive editor of the site, had lifted material from outlets like The Los Angeles Times, Reuters and The Guardian in various reports published between 2015-2019.
Snopes launched a probe looking into the plagiarism allegations after BuzzFeed News sent inquiries to the fact-checker. Their investigation concluded Mikkelson plagiarized in a whopping 54 articles under his own name, a pseudonym “Jeff Zarronandia,” and the generic Snopes staff in the byline.
Doreen Marchionni, Snopes vice president of editorial and managing editor, suspended Mikkelson pending “a comprehensive internal investigation. However, he remains an officer and a 50% shareholder of the company.
DML: Another lying, cheating liberal who Facebook and other far-left out-of-control media companies praise and prop up as a god for unfairly judging conservatives. Snopes, the two-bit fact checking company, won’t miss a beat despite the revelation being presented to the world. Like all Democrats in powerful places, Snopes and Davey boy will skate past the scandal and collect the big money along the way.
5. Epidemiologist agrees with Fauci, says everybody will someday ‘likely’ need a booster shot of the Covid vaccines
CNBC – Epidemiologist Dr. Anne Rimoin told CNBC that she agrees with White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci when he said that everybody will someday “likely” need a booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccines.
“Well, I think Dr. Fauci is right,” said Rimoin, a professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health.
“What’s going to warrant a booster shot is, when we see real, waning effectiveness of this vaccine from keeping people from severe disease and from hospitalization or death. We’re not there yet, but when we are, that’s when we’re going to need a booster.”
DML: You’ll have to kill me first, then you can put a jab in my lifeless arm. Until then it’s my body and I’ll decide what goes in it, and what does not.
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