8chan was briefly returned to the Internet before falling back offline. It appears they received service from a so-called "bulletproof" hosting provider that advertised BGP routes for IP addresses unallocated within the RIPE regional registery's range (archived). Allegedly a version of the site remains accessible on the USG's Tor network.
Keith Vaz, former Home Affairs Select Committee chair and longtime "British Asian" Labour member of parliament, has been suspended from the House of Commons for 6 months (archived). The suspension relates to a scandal Vaz created when he pretended to be a seller of industrial washing machines named Jim while partying with immigrant rent boys he generously supplied with cocaine. Vaz was previously suspended from the House of Commons for one month in 2002 following a protracted dispute between Vaz and the police where Vaz had similarly lacked candor, dignity, or most likely both (archived).
An operation in Mexico provoked by US meddling over concerns that fentanyl was being produced in the country lead to the defeat of Mexican police and military forces during a clusterfuck in which one of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's sons was briefly detained (archived, archived). Mexican President Obrador claims to not want to be forced into a drug war, a position likely informed by increasingly decisive and embarrasing defeats in the field suffered by Government forces repeatedly breaking informal ceasefires in aggression against superior Commercial forces.
Chile has canceled the APEC summit they were scheduled to host after persistent riots erupted following a transit fare hike (archived). APEC is not to be confused with ASEAN, a reliable source of lulz during the Hussein Bahamas administration. China was tentatively scheduled to undertake some sort of negotiation with the USG at the canceled summit.
The US 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that victims of the local police's destruction of their home are entitled to no compensation at all for their home's reckless destruction by police. An alleged shoplifter unrelated to the home's owners attempted to use the structure as shelter to evade police after he allegedly shoplifted two belts and a t-shirt from a Walmart. With their quarry cornered, the local police spent 19 hours assaulting the structure with repeated strikes from an armoured vehicle and expended more than 72 chemical weapons and smoke munitions ultimately leaving the structure a ruin.
The Court's decision is reproduced in full below: Continue reading
In an 8 to 10 vote, the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors has decided to lower their target federal funds rate offered to select, friendly "depository institutions" all the way down to the 1.5 to 1.75 percent range (archived). The USD had began this week falling versus the Peso Uruguayo despite a lack of local central bank action to push this movement (archived).
The USG and its democratically elected President Donald Trump are claiming to have killed an ISIS leader in Syria and disposed of his body via oceanic dumping. Little supporting documentation for the claims have been offered beyond a photo of a dog with an unreleasably classified name allegedly injured during the operation and already returned to active duty status.
Today half of the unsuspended members of Mercosur are conducting national elections. Argentina is expected to conclusively deliver their government to Peronismo. Uruguay is expected to set a presidential run off for November 27th while composition of the legislature will be determined though the outcome remains difficult to project due to a lack of quality polling. In the probable event Uruguay's left receives a disappointing result, a rainy overnight forecast is likely to put a damper on the potential for any immediate civil disorder.
Iraq has begun issuing pleas to International bodies for assistance in removing US troops that escaped Syria by entering Iraq (archived). Iraq gave the US permission to have their troops enter Iraq under the limited condition the troops were escaping danger in Syria and once safely in Iraq the troops would begin onward travel out of Iraq. Public statements from USG stooges declaring their intent to use Iraq as a safe haven to continue mounting operations in Syria must be very disturing to the Iraqis that merely offered a humanitarian transit option to a beaten force.
Katie Hill, a freshman congress critter sitting in the vice chair of the "House Committee on Oversight and Reform" appears to have flagrantly violated a rule passed in February 2018 forbidding members of the House from sexing the staff (archived, archived). The no sex with staff rule as passed by the then GOP dominated house in response to the #metoo moral panic. Katie Hill of the Hill is alleged to have maintained sexual relations with at least two staffers, one of each sex.
Her present occupation of the Vice Chair of the particular committee she does further complicates internal USG power struggles playing out.
A circulating yet multilated photograph of an adult woman alleged to be the congresswoman grooming her subordinate in the nude is presented below: