Trump appointee claims Trump is the real victim of bizarre emails targeting Democrats

The Director of National Intelligence wants you to know who the real victim is here. 

In a hastily convened press conference Wednesday night, John Ratcliffe, the Trump appointed DNI, assured a worried American public that Donald Trump was the target of a voting intimidation campaign. The catch? The effort, allegedly run by Iran, threatened likely Joe Biden supporters. Got it?

The claim, for which Ratcliffe provided no evidence, was confusing on its face. He seemed to be referencing — although he did not specifically call it out by name — a series of threatening emails sent from likely spoofed accounts made to look like they belonged to the Proud Boys, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated a hate group

“We have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump,” claimed Ratcliffe.  

According to Motherboard, the emails to which Ratcliffe was presumably referring had the subject line “Vote for Trump or else!”

“You are currently registered as a Democrat, and we know this because we have gained access into the entire voting infrastructure,” read the email, as reported by Motherboard, in part. “You will vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you.” 

Apparently Ratcliffe — who Wired called “the least-qualified director of national intelligence in history” — believes those emails are designed to hurt Donald Trump in the lead up to the 2020 election. Perhaps Ratcliffe believes an association with white supremacists — who the president told to “stand by” — would tarnish Trump’s image. It’s hard to say. 

Either way, Ratcliffe’s framing of the apparent voter suppression campaign caught many off guard. 

“Did you even review the emails that @DHSgov officials say Iran sent,” wrote California Congressman Ted Lieu. “Those emails intimidate DEMOCRATS and warn them to vote for Trump. That hurts @JoeBiden. So is there another email you are referring to, or are you misleading the American people?”

Congressman Lieu wasn’t the only one scratching their head at Ratcliffe’s portrayal of the situation. 

Notably, Ratcliffe has long drawn negative attention for playing politics in his role. In September, according to Politico, he “declassified a Russian intelligence assessment that was previously rejected by Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee as having no factual basis[.]” 

The questionable information was, perhaps unsurprisingly, critical of former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. 

Oh yeah, and the Daily Beast reported in May that his (now deleted) campaign’s official Twitter account followed a bunch of QAnon conspiracy believers. 

So let’s recap. According to the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, who was nominated by Donald Trump (twice) before being confirmed by the Senate in a party-line vote in May, claimed Wednesday that Iran is attempting to intimidate (possibly Democratic) voters in order to hurt Donald Trump. 

Well when you put it that way, it all sounds so straightforward. 

Nostradamus prediction for 2020: Why are people saying Donald Trump will win the election?

One Twitter user said: “Part of Nostradamus’ Trump prediction (faces covered by cloaks = COVID-19 masks)

“When the litters are overturned by the whirlwind

“and faces are covered by cloaks,

“the new republic will be troubled by its people.

“At this time the reds and the whites will rule wrongly.”

The same person added: “Here is more of Nostradamus’ Trump prediction (notice the world trumpet)…

“The false trumpet concealing madness

“will cause Byzantium to change its laws.

“From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants

“the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards.”

UFO fleet seen over Walmart in California ‘Aliens want you to see’ – claim

Employees at the supermarket were on a walk during their break when they spotted a series of objects in the sky. A video reported to the UFO investigation network MUFON shows the white objects, of which there are around two dozen, seemingly flying in formation.

Despite the objects in question being some distance away, a male voice in the video sounded certain when he remarked on the lack of wings of said entities.

A statement submitted to MUFON from an eyewitness said: “A friend and I went on our break at Walmart when we noticed a silver looking object crossing the sky.

“The sun was reflecting off of it as it spun. At first I thought it was a helium balloon because of the colour but then my friend said it stopped moving.

“I then went to activate my video recorder on my phone but then noticed a v shaped formation of white lights crossing the blue sky.

“I started recording them instead of the the silver thing. the V shaped suddenly changed into a C shape, as if on command.

“I knew they were not birds because they were moving too fast and these things didn’t have wings flapping.

“They also stayed in perfect formation even when changing shape. They looked like tic tacs or oval shaped. No sound or exhaust.”

Prominent alien hunter Scott C Waring spotted the video, claiming it to be conclusive proof of extraterrestrials.

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Near death experience: ‘Beings made of light brought me back to life’ claim

A person named Ione was clinically, albeit briefly, dead following complications during abdominal surgery. While her death was brief before she was resuscitated, Ione believes she saw the afterlife in an experience which lasted a perceived eternity.

While she was there, Ione believes she saw beings made of light which brought her back to the earthly realm.

Writing on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Ione said: “I found myself in a dark place with four Beings around a table. They wore hooded cloaks.

“The light shone out of the front of the hoods, like a glowing light. Their hands were also made of light.

“I was located at my head but just slightly under the table and out of the way.


Near death experience: ‘Beings made of light brought me back to life’ claim (Image: GETTY)


Ione believes she saw the afterlife (Image: GETTY)

“These Beings worked very swiftly but they were certain in what each one of them had to do.

“There was no talking between them but it was a very coordinated effort.

“They may have been communicating telepathically but I’m not sure.

“I heard a humming type of noise, but I think it was coming from the other world. I couldn’t understand any words.

READ MORE: Life after death: Woman meets ‘silhouetted figures in the afterlife’


“The light shone out of the front of the hoods, like a glowing light.” (Image: GETTY)

“When the Beings were finished with my adjustments, I found myself instantly back in the earthly world and heading toward my physical body.”

While Ione believes she saw the afterlife, scientists believe near death experiences such as this are a result in a surge of brain activity as one approaches death.

Researchers from the University of Michigan clinically induced cardiac arrest in rats while simultaneously monitoring their brain activity.

They were stunned to discover brain activity surged in the final 30 seconds of their life.

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Essentially, if the brain is more active, one might have vivid visions, leading them to believe they had seen the afterlife. (Image: GETTY)

Jimo Borjigin, PhD, associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology and associate professor of neurology, said: “This study, performed in animals, is the first dealing with what happens to the neurophysiological state of the dying brain.

“We reasoned that if near-death experience stems from brain activity, neural correlates of consciousness should be identifiable in humans or animals even after the cessation of cerebral blood flow.”

Essentially, if the brain is more active, one might have vivid visions, leading them to believe they had seen the afterlife.

Dr Borjigin added: “The prediction that we would find some signs of conscious activity in the brain during cardiac arrest was confirmed with the data.”

Halloween Fire Decoration Is So Realistic, People Keep Calling 911

A California home is now the hottest thing in Halloween decorating.

Carmen and Travis Long’s fake house fire in their “Pirates of the Caribbean” holiday display is so realistic that people keep calling 911, “ABC World News Now” reported.

Firefighters who responded to the Riverside residence were so impressed with the faux blaze that they high-fived Travis Long and told him “great job,” according to Carmen Long.

Now, hundreds visit the house nightly for the fun of it, LA affiliate KABC noted. The family has taken to alerting the authorities when they turn on the fire effect.

“In California they’re doing this?” an incredulous ABC reporter asked, presumably referring to real fires that have burned millions of acres in the state this year.

Carmen Long said that with the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is glad to “bring a little bit of Halloween joy for everyone.”

Save up to £270 on the best laptops and desktops from Dell

SAVE UP TO £270: Dell laptops, desktops, and monitors are on sale until Oct. 26, saving you up to £270 on list price.

You might think that Black Friday is a long way away, but you should know that there will be a bunch of early Black Friday deals dropping a long time before the official date. We’re keeping our eyes peeled for the best opportunities to save before the big day, because we know that Black Friday is not for everyone.

You can beat the rush by shopping with Dell. The popular brand has dropped the price of its laptops, desktops, monitors, and accessories. You can save up to £270 on the list price of some of its most popular models.

It’s worth taking some time to check out everything on offer in the sale, but some highlights include XPS laptops, G5 15 gaming laptops, Alienware monitors, and a bunch of accessories like keyboards and mice.

These deals are available until Oct. 26, so you still have plenty of time to pick your favourite deals from the sale. Free next day delivery is also available, as an added bonus.

Beat the Black Friday rush by shopping on Dell.

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Where to save on sex toys before Black Friday

SAVE UP TO 30%: Vibrators are on sale on Lovehoney before Black Friday, saving you up to 30% on list price.

Everyone knows that Black Friday is the best time to bag big discounts, but did you know that some of the best deals drop before the official start date? 

Black Friday doesn’t really start on Nov. 27, because most of the leading retailers and brands will offer deals in the weeks leading up to the big day. This will appeal to anyone who wants to avoid the stress of Black Friday, because you can beat the rush by shopping early.

Lovehoney is one of the most popular sellers of sex toys, and we expect it to launch a lot of impressive deals in the lead up to Black Friday. If you are looking to get a head start on the busiest shopping season, you can save up to 30% on vibrators.

These deals are available until Oct. 25, so you have plenty of time to consider your options and pick a favourite device. There is something for everyone in the sale, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding something that works.

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Protect your online privacy and identity with this slick VPN

SAVE 73%: A two-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £2.19 per month as of Oct. 21, saving you 73% on list price.

We’re always on the lookout for the best VPN deals, and it’s a tough job because the leading providers are constantly updating their prices and plans. That’s good news for you, because there should always be an opportunity to save.

The latest deal to drop is from the popular Private Internet Access. A two-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for just £2.19 per month as of Oct. 21, saving you 73% on list price. This plan also includes two extra months for free and a Boxcryptor cloud security license.

Private Internet Access is one of the best VPN providers in the business, offering multi-layered security with advanced privacy protection from VPN tunnelling. Subscribers also get access to over 3,000 servers in 32 countries worldwide, so you should always be able to find a speedy connection for streaming, browsing, or shopping.

All plans come with a generous 30-day money-back guarantee, so you are covered against potential disappointment. We don’t think it’ll come to that, but it’s a nice thing to have on your side. 

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UFO sighting: ‘Aliens’ caught on film ‘monitoring COVID-19’ in China, claims ET researcher

According to Sky & Telescope magazine, reflections are very frequently mistaken for UFOs and other paranormal phenomena.

Sky and Telescope’s Bob King said: “Internal reflections of bright light sources — car headlights, ceiling fixtures — in multi-paned glass, especially against twilight, can appear single, double, or multiply-imaged, as if the source is hovering in the distance.”

As far as the realm of science is confirmed, there is no concrete evidence of life outside of our homeworld.

Scientists are, however, hopeful the exploration of worlds like Mars and Venus could soon should more light on our place in the Universe.

Nostradamus prediction for US election 2020: Will Donald Trump win the US election?

The passage is found in Nostradamus’s Century 1, Quatrain 40.

Another passage often linked to Mr Trump is Century 3, Quatrain 81, which reads: “The great shameless, audacious bawler, He will be elected governor of the army:

“The boldness of his contention, The bridge broken, the city faint from fear.”

It does, however, seem like a far reach to link these 16th-century passages to modern-day events.

And there is no evidence, outside of claims made on social media, to suggest Nostradamus had anything to say about the 2020 US election.