News Burst 25 August 2021 – Get The News! ~ August 25, 2021

  • Kamala Harris’ flight from Singapore was delayed by three hours because of an “anomalous health incident” (Havana Syndrome) in Hanoi, Vietnam. “Havana Syndrome” is a set of symptoms that are often reported by intelligence officials overseas. It has been believed that Havana Syndrome is caused by a pulsed energy attack.
  • Taliban not to extend the August 31 deadline and Afghans are not allowed to go to Kabul airport anymore, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says in a press conference.
  • CIA Director Burns met Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday. The CIA took part in his arrest in Karachi 11 years ago. Now he gets to meet the CIA chief in a Taliban-run Kabul.
  • Cheshire Police paint Pride rainbows on the side of squad cars in a bid to beat online hate crimes and “give confidence to our LGBT+ community”. UK political commentator Darren Grimes says the police force is increasingly being taken as a “clown force” amid news police cars will be painted with pride rainbows in an effort to fight hate crime.
  • Ukrainian media says the aircraft sent to evacuate Ukrainian citizens from Kabul might have been “bought out” by wealthy Shiite Hazara refugees and flown to Iran instead! According to one newspaper, they paid the crew with currency, gold and precious stones. The country’s foreign ministry revealed on Tuesday an evacuation plane was HIJACKED in Kabul by unknown “armed” men and flown to Iran last week. Ukrainian authorities have BACKTRACKED those claims since and denied the hijacking, while Iranian officials claim the plane simply landed for refuelling – and isn’t Ukrainian anyway…
  • Thousands of working-class jobs in the UK remain unfilled, so corporations want to tap more of a particular source of labour – involuntary residents of Her Majesty’s prisons. A leading association of the British meat industry met government officials to ask for greater scope to employ inmates eligible under the Release On Temporary Licence (ROTL) programme. It grants low-risk prisoners short day leaves for various reasons, including to work paid or unpaid jobs. The fellow industry group British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) likewise contacted the Prison Service with a plea for recruitment assistance. Its members need to find over 10,000 workers to hire. Critics believe that inmates would be coerced into working in harsh conditions for meager compensation and that the practice would be barely distinguishable from slave labour.
  • The extent of America’s Afghan calamity is shown in 20 declassified documents published by the National Security Archive. They reveal an alarming prescience of the outcome – and that George W. Bush didn’t know who was in charge. Collectively, the files trace in often shocking detail precisely what went wrong, how, and when, and the extent to which this was consistently and deliberately hidden from the public. A March 2002 memo authored by Donald Rumsfeld, in which the then-Defense Secretary demands an urgent meeting with Pentagon officials, as he was “concerned” the US mission in Afghanistan was “drifting.” As the Archive records, later that same day, Rumsfeld conducted a lengthy interview with MSNBC, in which he forcefully asserted the war had been long-won, and dismissed any suggestion Washington should negotiate with remaining Taliban insurgents. “The only thing you can do is to bomb them and try to kill them. And that’s what we did, and it worked. They’re gone. And the Afghan people are a lot better off,” he said.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that the country’s shipyards have begun work on half a dozen new vessels for its growing navy, and that Moscow is now planning to revamp its armed forces with cutting-edge hardware. Manufacturers on the Baltic Sea, along the waters of the Arctic and on the coast of the Sea of Japan in the country’s Far East are all now working to deliver the orders. In July, a shipyard in Severodvinsk, near the northern city of Arkhangelsk, put out to sea a nuclear missile cruiser; while in May, another nuclear submarine, ‘Kazan’, was delivered to the navy.
  • Female inmates in Canadian prisons are at risk of violence from biologically male convicts who identify as women, but no one is willing to discuss the issue out of fear of being labeled transphobic. Heather Mason, who served time in Canada’s prison system, said that she experienced firsthand the dangers that come with placing biological men in female jails. Other women have reported being groped and sexually assaulted by trans inmates, according to Mason. There have also been instances of serious physical altercations, prompting female inmates to “carry weapons around” to defend themselves.
  • Ahead of its infamous smog season, Delhi on Monday got a ‘smog tower’. It inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal behind Shivaji Stadium Metro station. The structure is 24 m high, about as much as an 8-storey building — an 18-metre concrete tower, topped by a 6-metre-high canopy. At its base are 40 fans, 10 on each side. Each fan can discharge 25 cubic metres per second of air, adding up to 1,000 cubic metres per second for the tower as a whole. Inside the tower in two layers are 5,000 filters. The filters and fans have been imported from the United States.
  • David Marcus, the head of all payment related activities at Facebook, said Facebook’s Novi wallet for the Diem (formerly Libra) stablecoin is ready to come to market. “In the U.S., we have secured licenses or approvals for Novi in nearly every state, and we will not launch anywhere we have not yet received such clearances,” he wrote in a blog post. Diem recently moved its headquarters from Switzerland to the U.S.
  • So the vaccine that was FDA approved has not been manufactured yet?

News Burst 25 August 2021

By cindyloucbp

Cynthia is the typical Pisces! Her left brain activities include scientific activities in the hospital laboratory as a director. Her right-brain activites show as a painter, photographer and musician. She is known as the scientist who sings!

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