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The News Cycle is almost impossible to track these days. At least, to do so fully.
That’s where we come in.
In the Badlands News Brief, the Badlands Media team hand picks news items of interest from the previous days to give you an overview of the biggest goings-on relevant to the Truth Community.
Items feature original commentary from members of our growing team of citizen journalists. Feel free to follow the corresponding link to see their other work.
Now, onto the news from Monday, September 11 …
Nato is preparing its biggest live joint command exercise since the cold war next year, assembling more than 40,000 troops to practise how the alliance would attempt to repel Russian aggression against one of its members.
The Steadfast Defender exercise comes as part of Nato’s rapid push to transform from crisis response to a war-fighting alliance, prompted by the invasion of Ukraine.
It will start in spring next year and is expected to involve between 500 and 700 air combat missions, more than 50 ships, and about 41,000 troops, Nato officials said. It is designed to model potential manoeuvres against an enemy modelled on a coalition led by Russia, named Occasus for the purposes of the drill.
The exercise is also a first in terms of technical capability, using real world geographical data to create more realistic scenarios for troops.
Sweden, whose Nato bid is yet to be ratified by Turkey and Hungary, will also be included, bringing the total number of nations involved to 32.
The drill will take place across Germany, Poland and the Baltics in February and March and forms part of a new training strategy that will see the military alliance carry out two big exercises every year, instead of one. Nato will also train to counter terrorist threats outside its immediate borders. — The Financial Times
Our Take: “I first entered the Info War in a public manner by trying to delve into the Macro of the Ukraine-Russia conflict as a proxy for the war between the forces of Sovereignty and Globalism worldwide, and while that particular theater never really stopped churning, it has redoubled in significance in recent weeks.
Lately, not only has the Western Media Industrial Complex begun to turn on their fledgling Proxy State, but now the NATO warmongers are prepping to launch ‘war drills’ in an open threat display or provocation of Vladimir Putin.
While I do not believe Putin will take the bait in a kinetic manner, I think these headlines are visiting two major effects on the Collective Mind:
Ratcheting tension amidst concerns of World War 3 breaking out.
Doing so against the backdrop that NATO (ie: the Globalist, Collectivist West) are the aggressors.
The age of peace is coming. To get there, we’ll need a few peacemakers on the game board.” —
U.S. drug regulators on Sept. 11 authorized new COVID-19 vaccines to try to counter the poor effectiveness the current slate provide.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared shots from Moderna and Pfizer that will be available to Americans as young as 6 months of age later this month.
"Vaccination remains critical to public health and continued protection against serious consequences of COVID-19, including hospitalization and death," Dr. Peter Marks, a top FDA official, said in a statement. "We very much encourage those who are eligible to consider getting vaccinated."
The FDA approved the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for people aged 12 and older. Regulators granted emergency authorization for the shots for people aged 6 months to 11 years of age.
There was no mention of Novavax, whose vaccine is also available in the United States.
The shots target XBB.1.5, a subvariant of the Omicron virus variant. That subvariant has already largely been displaced by newer strains, including EG.5, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). — The Epoch Times
Our Take: “With no clinical trial data available, the FDA approved new Covid vaccines for everyone as young as six months old. This genocidal rerun is beyond parody.
The approval comes despite overwhelming evidence that the so-called virus isn’t deadly for the vast majority of people, the vaccines don’t work, prevent transmission and, worse, that fibrous clots and unprecedented cardiovascular failure are a deadly side effect of the poison jabs. We all know it’s true, yet the federal government just ordered another round of ‘died suddenly.’
Do we really need more evidence that global population reduction is the explicit goal of every established institution? Next up: Mandates.” —
The U.S. government is taking aim at what has been an indomitable empire: Google’s ubiquitous search engine that has become the internet’s main gateway.
The legal attack will swing into full force Tuesday in a Washington D.C. federal courtroom that will serve as the battleground for the biggest U.S. antitrust trial since regulators went after Microsoft and its dominance of personal computer software a quarter century ago.
The 10-week trial before U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta is expected to include potentially revelatory testimony from top executives at Google and its corporate parent Alphabet, as well as other powerful technology companies. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, who succeeded Google co-founder Larry Page in 2019, will be among the most prominent witnesses likely to testify. Court documents also indicate one of Apple’s highest-ranking executives, Eddy Cue, might be called to the stand.
The case against Google mirrors the one brought against Microsoft in many ways, including the existential threat it poses to a renowned tech giant whose products are relied on by billions of people. — AP News
Our Take: “While the impending Trump Trial has sucked up most of the oxygen in the room, another kicks off this week that could prove to be one of the most impactful in history, as Google defends itself against antitrust accusations.
That's seismic on its own, but the real juice for us is the fact that the investigation was kicked off under Trump's DOJ, and continues under 'Biden's.'
It's been said that 'lawsuits can be very effective.'
Big Tech having a ROUGH time under regime control.
Curious, isn't it?” —
Albuquerque DA Refusing to Enforce Governor's Suspension of 2nd Amendment Rights: 'Clearly Unconstitutional'
As a lawsuit is challenging the headline-grabbing order issued by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that banned legal gun owners from carrying their weapons in and around Albuquerque, a top prosecutor says he wants nothing to do with the edict.
On Friday, Lujan Grisham issued an order that had the effect of banning individuals from carrying guns in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County for at least 30 days. Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, said she issued her emergency health order in response to recent shootings that included the death of an 11-year-old boy.
Bernalillo County District Attorney Sam Bregman said Saturday that he, as with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and Police Chief Harold Medina, would not enforce the order, according to the Associated Press.
“As an officer of the court, I cannot and will not enforce something that is clearly unconstitutional,” he said.
“This office will continue to focus on criminals of any age that use guns in the commission of a crime,” he continued. — The Western Journal
Our Take: “As expected, there is a lawsuit challenging the tyrant governor’s obviously unconstitutional second amendment restrictions in New Mexico. But hearing that a DA is standing up for the Bill of Rights in 2023 made me a do a double take.
Demand this in every local jurisdiction in the state. The commies have gotten way too comfortable with claiming emergency powers to infringe upon our rights. I am glad to see this is going to be litigated. The response to tyranny must be swift and decisive.
Shall not be infringed.” —
During a speech at the E.U. Parliament’s foreign affairs committee on Thursday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg clearly and repeatedly acknowledged that Putin made the decision to invade Ukraine because of fears of NATO expansionism.
"The background was that President Putin declared in the autumn of 2021, and actually sent a draft treaty that they wanted NATO to sign, to promise no more NATO enlargement. That was what he sent us. And was a pre-condition for not invade Ukraine. Of course we didn’t sign that.
The opposite happened. He wanted us to sign that promise, never to enlarge NATO. He wanted us to remove our military infrastructure in all Allies that have joined NATO since 1997, meaning half of NATO, all the Central and Eastern Europe, we should remove NATO from that part of our Alliance, introducing some kind of B, or second class membership. We rejected that.
So he went to war to prevent NATO, more NATO, close to his borders." — Caitlin Johnstone
Pardon Issued For Dad Who "Exploded With Rage" Over Daughter's Transgender Bathroom Rape, School Coverup
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) has pardoned the Loudoun County father who protested his daughter's rape in a school bathroom by a transgender student, and her public school's attempted cover up of the incident, Youngkin's office announced Sunday.
The parent, Scott Smith, was charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct in June of 2021 and convicted in August 2021 after he raged on school officials in a viral video.
And now, after several investigations, he's been pardoned.
Smith in 2021 told the Daily Wire that his 15-year-old freshman daughter at Stone Bridge High School was raped by the 14-year-old transgender boy in the girls' bathroom on May 28 of that year.
He says school officials called and told him only that there had been a 'physical altercation.' After arriving on scene, he learned that she had actually been sexually assaulted, and the school staff said they wanted to handle the situation 'internally' without calling the police.
After Smith became enraged, officials called Loudoun County Sheriff's deputies.
"I went nuts. I called the principal a pussy. Six cop cars showed up like a fucking SWAT team," Smith continued, adding that he "exploded with rage." — ZeroHedge
We hope you enjoyed this brief look back at the major news items you might have missed in this ever-escalating and ever-accelerating news cycle as the Information War continues to rage on around us.
The Badlands Media team will continue to combine our cognitive powers in order to slow things down and find the signal amidst the noise as this series expands.
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