Web Research Links for the week of 7/25/16:

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James Corbett – Hillary Clinton Is A Threat To All Of Humanity – 12 min

Hillary Clinton has seizure on camera, tries to cover for it – 1 min – Snopes says “Nothing to See Here,” – You decide.

 

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Web Research Links for the week of 7/18/16:

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Week by week, we’re now seeing “The Daily Shooter” becoming an incredibly prophetic moniker, although now we need to add “Daily Hacker” to the mix, as in the wake of the “Nice Terror Truck” and the squirrely Erdogan Power-Consolidation-Coup we have an “Isis Fighter” chopping up people on a train in Bavaria. And, it seems, plenty of fun and games at the GOP Trump-fest, with plagiarism accusations now being leveled against The Donald’s wife Melania.

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The Serious Economic Warning No One Is Talking About – by Justin Spittler, ActivistPost.com – “On Tuesday, July 12, a huge event happened in the investing world… But if you’re like most Americans, you probably haven’t even heard about it… The mainstream media didn’t discuss this event much. It was too busy pointing out that the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have hit new all-time highs… Meanwhile, something much bigger was happening on the other side of the world… Today, we’ll tell you what this event was…and why it means big trouble is likely on the way for investors… Earlier in the week, the Japanese yen plummeted… It fell 1% over Monday and Tuesday… This might not sound like a big deal. But it was the yen’s biggest two-day slide since November 2014… Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe triggered the plunge when he surprised the world with an announcement on Tuesday. Bloomberg Business reported: ‘The currency fell by more than 1 percent against all of its 31 major peers after Abe said he planned to add fiscal stimulus after his victory in last weekend’s upper house election. The premier indicated Tuesday he will order ministers to prepare plans for further measures aimed at supporting domestic demand.’ “

Putin, Erdogan and the Plot Against the Rest of Us – by Gilad Atzmon, Gilad.co.uk – “This is a strange time for the press. Not a single news outlet is reliable or trustworthy. We are bombarded by a plethora of global propaganda networks. The more news channels we have the less we know.  Building a coherent and objective picture of reality or global affairs is pretty much impossible. The networks of progressive activists and commentators recycling ready made sound bites don’t help either. I was shocked to find out this week that a bunch of Assad Western supporters, whom I considered by mistake, well meaning and informed,   employed neocon terminology such as ‘Islamists,’ ‘thugs’  and ‘Islamofascist’ to the Turkish people who went to the streets to save their country from a military regime… As the picture clarifies, it seems that the coup attempt was motivated by the emerging alliance between Turkey and Russia. The possibility that Turkey becomes integral to a peaceful resolution in Syria brings to an end NATO’s interventionist war against the Assad regime. The plotters against Erdogan were desperate to halt such a transition.”

7 Enduring Truths No Matter How Many Psyop Shootings Take Place – by Bernie Suarez, WakingTimes.com – “Note to the ruling elite and the masses who believe their staged news and propaganda. In fact, note to all humans including those who don’t believe mainstream media news. Whether you are brainwashed with government-controlled news and propaganda or a genuine truth seeker or researcher who perhaps may be falling for an occasional staged shooting going on today thinking they can’t all be fake (right?). Yes you (us)! All of us have an obligation to at least try to look at what is true completely outside of these “terrorism” and “shooting” narratives. And realize that none of us are above being fooled, including myself… That said, let’s consider some things that are undebatable and hold true regardless of whether these events are real or not. Let’s pretend that 20 children ACTUALLY died at Sandy Hook and let’s pretend all of the shootings and events of the past 5 years are all 100% true. From Boston bombing, Umpqua College, Navy Yard, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Marysville, Santa Monica College, Virginia TV reporter “live shooting,” Charleston church shooting, Aurora Colorado theater, Orlando night club, Dallas sniper and on and on – let’s just give the mainstream media and the government a clean slate and idiotically accept their narrative as true blue. This is obviously almost unimaginable for truth seekers who know better but for the sake of this article let’s all pretend… 1 – Gun-free zones are death zones of defenseless people hoping to not be shot dead, 2 – Government has a factual history of false flag operations and staged terror, 3 – More government power means less personal freedom, 4 – ISIS was factually created, funded trained and armed by the West and its allies, 5 – The rule of law now officially does not apply to Hillary Clinton and other ruling elites, 6 – The federal 3-letter alphabet agencies lie all the time and have endorsed false flag attacks and staged events, 7 – The idea that a big government with more power will solve the problems of humanity is fictional with no historical examples to back it up

Polls Show Americans Distrust Clinton, Supporters Begin to Panic – from PatriotRising.com – “On Thursday, The Hill reported that some poll-watching Senate Democrats are beginning to worry that Trump will defeat their candidate. The article describes a private meeting attended by Clinton and several Democratic senators. According to The Hill, a Democratic Senator who was on hand said of the meeting, “Some people were freaked out, they were looking down at the polls on Real Clear Politics and asking why it was so close.” Another individual, described as a “senior Senate Democratic aide,” told the news outlet that this wasn’t the first time senators had raised concerns about how close the polls are…  While Clinton supporters are “freaked out” about swing-state polls, there are some others that should send them right off the deep end. A February 2008 USA Today/Gallup poll reported that 73-percent of those polled believed that the Second Amendment protects “the rights of Americans to own guns,” rather than “members of state militias such as National Guard units.”Despite the fact that it has been repeatedly shown that the overwhelming majority of Americans understand that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, Clinton has time and again revealed that she intends to work (with those like Justice Ginsburg) to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which recognized this right. During the course of her most recent presidential campaign, Clinton has said that “the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment” and called Heller, “a terrible decision.” Moreover, during a recent appearance on ABC’s This Week, Clinton repeatedly refused to acknowledge that the Second Amendment protects an individual right.”

John_Pilger2A Preview of The Coming War on China – An Interview with Noted journalist John Pilger on China, Okinawa, and U.S. policy in Asia – by Maki Sunagawa and Daniel Broudy, FPIF.org – “John Pilger: The film picks up the theme of much of my work. It will set out to explain how great power imposes itself on people and disguises itself and the dangers it beckons. This film is about the United States—no longer sure of its dominance—rekindling the Cold War. The Cold War has been started again on two fronts—against Russia and against China. I’m concentrating on China in a film about the Asia-Pacific. It’s set in the Marshall Islands where the United States exploded 67 atomic bombs, nuclear weapons, between 1946 and 1958, leaving that part of the world gravely damaged—in human and environmental terms. And this assault on the Marshalls goes on. On the largest island, Kwajalein, there is an important and secretive US base called the Ronald Reagan Test Facility, which was established in the 1960s—as the archive we’re using makes clear—’to combat the threat from China.’.. The film is also set in Okinawa, as you know. Part of the theme is to show the resistance to power and war by a people who live along a fence line of American bases in their homeland. The film’s title has a certain foreboding about it because it’s meant as a warning.”

UN Adopts “Education” Plan to Indoctrinate Children in Globalism – by Alex Newman, TheNewAmerican.com – “A United Nations summit in Korea this week adopted a global “action plan” demanding a planetary “education” regime to transform children around the world into social-justice warriors and sustainability-minded “global citizens.” Among other elements, that means the UN-directed global education must promote “integrated development” of the “whole person,” including the formation of their ethics, values, and spirituality, the final document declared. The global-citizenship programs, with definitions to be incorporated in curricula worldwide, should also indoctrinate children so that they understand their responsibilities to “protect the planet,” and promote what the UN and its member governments consider to be the “common good.”

Boris_Johnson-BoJoBoris Johnson says Assad must go if Syrians’ suffering is to end – New foreign secretary takes stance ahead of international talks that differs from December column asserting UK could not ‘be picky’ about its allies – by Patrick Wintour, TheGuardian.com – “Boris Johnson has said Bashar al-Assad cannot remain in power in Syria as he prepares for his first talks as the British foreign secretary on Tuesday with his US counterpart, John Kerry… Johnson, who had previously argued Assad could help defeat the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria, made the statement within days of being appointed the UK’s top diplomat by its new prime minister, Theresa May… Writing in the Daily Telegraph in December, Johnson, then mayor of London, said the west could not afford to be picky in its choice of allies since Isis in Syria could not be defeated without terrestrial forces.”

“François, Tu es un criminel”: President Hollande Ordered the Massacre of Syrian Women and Children In Retaliation for the “Alleged” ISIS Bastille Day Attack – Air Strikes against Civilians in North of Aleppo –  by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, GlobalResearch.ca – “French warplanes, working within the so-called “international coalition” led by the US, perpetrated an unjust massacre on the territories of Syria near the Syrian-Turkish borders, targeting Toukhan al-Kubra village to the north of Manbij, killing families in complete and demolishing houses there… The French unjust aggression claimed the lives of more than 120 civilians, most of them are children, women and elderly, in addition to tens of wounded citizens, the majority of them are also children and women as reports say that the fate of scores of other civilians who still under debris are unknown too… The letters went on to say that the French aggression comes after one day of a US aggression carried out by US warplanes on Monday which perpetrated a similar bloody massacre by bombarding Syrian city of Manbij, claiming the lives of more than 20 civilians and injuring tens others.”

CSI-Style Evidence Against the Holocaust Industry – by Jonas E. Alexis, VeteransToday.com – “(Jonas) Alexis: Are there other scientific evidence and rigorous arguments against some of the claims that have been made by the Holocaust industry? If so, expand on that for us… (Germar) Rudolf: Well, if I wanted to tell you all the evidence and rigorous arguments that have been collected over the past decades or critical research, I’d be talking for hours, if not days. So let me focus on a general overview and give you only a few examples… What we are talking about here is murder… Sure enough, the term “Holocaust” encompasses much more than just murder, but most of the persecution inflicted upon Jews by the Third Reich is not contested… What is being contested is the premeditated and systematic mass murder of millions of individuals, at least half of them in chemical slaughterhouses called gas chambers, while the rest is said to have been simply shot… As in any murder case, the kind of scientific evidence and rigorous argument for or against it is primarily based on forensics. You investigate the claimed murder weapon, if it exists, and you investigate the bodies of the victims, if they are available… What you don’t do is dwell on claims made by witnesses, be they perpetrators or bystanders. For a rigorous, scientific investigations, these statements are only information as to what to look for and where. In fact, witness statements themselves are an object of forensic analysis as to their veracity. What really counts is hard evidence provided by forensics, CSI-style, if you wish.”

Nebraska Law Ends “Policing for Profit” Via Asset Forfeiture – by Mike Maharrey, ActivistPost.com – “As the Tenth Amendment Center previously reported the federal government has inserted itself into the California’s asset forfeiture debate. The feds clearly want the policy to continue… Why?.. We can only guess. But perhaps the feds recognize paying state and local police agencies directly in cash for handling their enforcement would reveal their weakness. After all, the federal government would find it nearly impossible to prosecute its unconstitutional “War on Drugs” without state and local assistance. Asset forfeiture “equitable sharing” provides a pipeline the feds use to incentivize state and local police to serve as de facto arms of the federal government by funneling billions of dollars into their budgets… Asset forfeiture laws incentivize “policing for profit” on one hand, and dubious state-federal partnerships on the other.”

Overcoming the Nihilism of the Oligarchs- Part One – by Arlan Ebel, OpEdNews.com – ” ‘Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.’ Macbeth… The word nihilism in the title of this article is not being used casually. It has a definite meaning that I will try my best to articulate. This is crucial because the meaning of this word is inseparable from my general offering on how to stop the oligarchy that plagues America and much of the rest of the world… What I will be exploring here is a difficult and demanding subject so I will do my best to be clear and I ask in return for your focus and open-mindedness… What I will attempt to elucidate is the psycho-neural condition of these people referred to here as oligarchs for the purpose of predicting their behavior and exploring ways of circumventing its effects. Many people at OEN and elsewhere have expressed frightened, pained bewilderment at the obvious suicidal feature of the oligarchic push for global dominance at any cost. (What could these people possibly be thinking?) Part of my purpose here is to take away some of the intimidating mystery of that puzzle. So to begin to get a grip on this I will start with a reality-picture context to see this in.” – Click here for Part Two

The Coup in Turkey has Thrown a Wrench in Uncle Sam’s “Pivot” Plan – by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch.org – “Then, just two weeks ago, reports began to emerge that Erdogan was making an effort to normalize relations with Syrian President Bashar al Assad. The news wasn’t reported in most of the western media, but the Guardian ran an article titled “Syrian rebels stunned as Turkey signals normalisation of Damascus relations”… Here’s an excerpt: ‘More than five years into Syria’s civil war, Turkey, the country that has most helped the rebellion against the rule of Bashar al-Assad, has hinted it may move to normalise relations with Damascus. The suggestion made by the Turkish prime minister, Binali Yıldırım, on Wednesday, stunned the Syrian opposition leadership, which Ankara hosts, as well as regional leaders, who had allied with Turkey in their push to oust Assad over a long, unforgiving war. “I am sure that we will return [our] ties with Syria to normal,” he said, straying far from an official script that has persistently called for immediate regime change. “We need it. We normalised our relations with Israel and Russia. I’m sure we will go back to normal relations with Syria as well.” ‘ “

Failed coup in Turkey – a few initial thoughts – by The Saker, TheSaker.is – “When I first heard that a coup was in progress in Turkey my first thought was that it was the USA’s way to punish Erdogan for his sudden apology to Russia.  Yes, sure, I realized that there were many other possible explanations, but that was the one I was hoping for.  I even  told my family that if this was a US-backed coup and if Erdogan or his supporters said so, there would be hell to pay for the USA.  Less than 24 hour later my hopes were fulfilled: Turkish Minister Blames US Authorities for Organizing Coup AttemptKerry Blasts Turkey for Insinuating that Washington Plotted Coup of Erdogan – Erdogan was undeterred and he went on to publicly declare ‘Dear President Obama, I told you this before, arrest Fethullah Gulen or return him to Turkey. You didn’t listen. I call you on you again, after the coup attempt – extradite this man from Pennsylvania to Turkey. If we are strategic partners, do what is necessary,” Erdogan said. He also explicitly called any nation supporting Gulen “an open enemy of Turkey.’.. Now we need to remember that Erdogan has a history of zigs followed by zags, so I would not put it past him to warmly embrace Obama in the near future, but I find that unlikely.  Why?  Simply because there is a lot of indirect evidence that the USA was, indeed, behind this coup.  Consider this:”

VaporeonSyria: PokemonGo, the NGOs and the Game of Philanthro-Capitalism, Who Wins? – by Vanessa Beeley and Jamila Assi, 21stCenturyWire.com – “Many of you will remember the formidable, eloquent and profoundly touching voice of Syrian journalist, Jamila M Assi, when she talked with 21st Century Wire live from Damascus. We are sharing her words today as they are particularly poignant in the light of our recent article highlighting the more sinister aspects of PokemonGo. They are also a foreful adjunct to our work on the insidious NGO complex that is invading Syria with its multi-faceted oligarchy funded tentacles.”.. Jamila Assi: “The only way I can see evidence of NGOs work in Syria is through those ugly blue bags that remind the child everyday he uses it to go to  school is that he\she is dependent on some organization that makes money out of his\her misery.  An organization that is the last one to hope for an actual improvement in those children’s life… Why? Because without this child’s misery, how will that NGO work?.. The economy, marketing, propaganda, and “humanitarian” drama of international NGOs have made net profits from the Syrian war like never before. The case of Syrian Refugees, aids sent of Syrians inside Syria, psycho-social support for individuals traumatized by war and many other issues have made perfect material for more campaigning, more prestige, more profit in the name of Syria’s suffering.” (emph. added)

Is Southern Africa About To Be Shaken Up By Hybrid War? – by Andrew Korybko, OrientalReview.org – “Commonly thought of as a bastion of peace and stability in the continent ever since the turn of the century, the southern part of Africa is once more returning to the spotlight of global attention. Zimbabwean officials have alleged that the American and French embassies are behind the latest Color Revolution commotion in the country, stating that their ambassadors even met with the movement’s newest leader, Pastor Evan Mawarire, before he began his campaign. This accusation is echoed by regional leader South Africa, which described the latest tumult as “sponsored elements seeking regime change”. If the US succeeds in its latest Color Revolution plot, then the collapse of Resistant & Defiant Zimbabwe could be the tripwire for automatically setting into motion a preplanned sequence of other destabilizations that might rapidly spread throughout the neighboring countries, thereby returning Southern Africa back to its Cold War-era of conflict and unexpectedly turning it into the New Cold War’s latest battleground.”

RFK-Ambassador_HotelThe Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and “The Polka-dot File” – A review of Fernando Faura’s The Polka-Dot File: on the Robert F. Kennedy Killing – by Edward Curtin, GlobalResearch.ca – “There is a vast literature on the CIA-directed assassination of President John Kennedy.  Most Americans have long rejected the Warren Commission’s findings and have accepted that there was a conspiracy.  There is much less research on the assassination of JFK’s brother, Senator Robert Kennedy, and, if asked, far fewer people would say it was a conspiracy and a cover-up.  They may not even know the alleged assassin’s name… But the assassination of Robert Kennedy did involve a conspiracy and a cover-up.  There is abundant evidence that the accused, Sirhan Sirhan, who was standing 1-3 feet in front of Kennedy when he was shot and who has been languishing in prison since June 5, 1968, did not kill RFK.  And there is overwhelming evidence that there was at least a second shooter who shot Kennedy from the rear. The autopsy concluded that Kennedy was shot four times from the rear exclusively (three entering his body) and that the fatal shot was fired upward at a 45 degree angle from 1-3 inches behind his right ear. Sirhan’s handgun held 8 bullets.  Visual and acoustical evidence shows that up to 13 shots were fired.   Thus Sirhan could not have been the killer.”

Italy Tasks JPMorgan With Creating A €50 Billion Bank Bailout – by Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com – “Three months ago, when Italy’s renewed bank troubles were reemerging again, and the country unveiled its first, and certainly not last,  “bad bank” in the shape of the “Atlas” (or Atlante) bailout fund, we – as well as everyone else – mocked it for one obvious reason – at only €5 billion it was far too small to make an impact, as we explained in ‘Size Matters: Analysts Mock Italy’s Tiny “Atlas” Bailout Fund Meant To Support €360BN In Bad Debt.’.. In late June, following the Brexit vote when the Italian bank undercapitalization and the nation’s massive bad debt problem was once again exposed, it became all too obvious just how undercapitalized Italy truly is when in one attempt after another, Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi begged Europe to allow him to implement a €50 billion bailout (not a bail-in) of Italy’s banks contrary to the new BRRD regulations.” – What could go wrong?

Deserter from Kiev forces tells of NATO-guided preparations for attack on Lugansk – Alexei Gromov, Fort-Russ.com – “A draftee fled the APU positions swam across the North Donetsk River, that separates the militia units of the LNR and the APU, and spoke about massive preparations for a Kiev attack in the direction of Lugansk… The soldier, whose name the source did not disclose, reported that around the perimeter of the front along the North Donets River, there are hundreds of mercenaries in the uniform of the APU. Most of the mercenaries are Poles, almost a thousand of them, they are armed to NATO standards and communicating in English… Also, the defector reported on the redeployment of military equipment to the front line. According to him, there are more than one hundred tanks and two hundred pieces of artillery, in place on the north Donetsk River, and helicopter gunships… The soldier says that the groundwork for assault was extremely well prepared… ‘All the past mistakes were taken into account, everything is getting done at a high level; advisers from NATO are at work in every unit,’ he told the soldiers.”

NICE MASSACRE: Another ‘Known Wolf’ Spawned From Gladio’s Cointelpro Litter – by Shawn Helton, 21stCenturyWire.com – “The man suspected of carrying out a shooting and vehicular assault in Nice, France – was already known to authorities despite contradictory claims… French officials are reporting that 84 people were killed in Nice, France, following reports of a truck being deliberately driven into a celebratory crowd after Bastille Day festivities this past week… French President Francois Hollande stated another 50 people were in critical condition and are “between life and death,” with more than 200 others suffering injuries… Almost immediately after the incident occurred on Promenade des Anglais, officials and media were calling the unusually strange sequence of events an ‘act of terror.’.. ‘According to initial reports, a truck-lorry, said to be driven by a ‘terrorist’ and possibly one accomplice, drove into crowds who were heading home after a Bastille Day fireworks display along the beach in Nice, France. Early reports also claim that after the truck’s occupant drove into the crowd he proceeded to fire gun shots at the crowd, before being shot and killed by the police.’.. QUESTION: Was this a ‘ISIS-inspired’ lone wolf’ individual, or is there something else involved in this bizarre incident?.. Another question worth asking: how was Bouhlel able to fire a gun while driving an HGV cargo truck at high speeds? Was this the work of several people?”

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Teflon Sultan – by Pepe Escobar, SputnikNews.com – “When Turkish President/aspiring Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport early Saturday morning, he declared the attempted coup against his government a failure, and a ‘gift from God.’.. God apparently uses Face Time. It was via that iconic iPhone footage from an undisclosed location shown live on CNN Turk by a bewildered female anchor that Erdogan managed to call his legion of followers to hit the streets, unleash People Power and defeat the military faction that had taken over state TV and proclaimed to be in charge… So God does work in mysterious mobile ways. Erdogan’s call was heeded even by young Turks who had fiercely protested against him in Gezi Park; were tear-gassed or water-cannoned by his police; think the AKP governing party is disgusting; but would support them against a “fascist military coup.” Not to mention that virtually every mosque across Turkey relayed Erdogan’s call.”

US-Led Bombings in Syria Kill 77 Civilians, Including Many Children – U.S.-led coalition killed 21 civilians on Monday and another 56 civilians on Tuesday – by Nika Knight, CommonDreams.org – “Dozens of civilians, including children, were killed on Monday and Tuesday by U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria… The strikes appeared to have been a mistake, with the civilians taken for Islamic State (IS or ISIS) militants, the U.K.-based human rights group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group told the AFP news agency… Fifty-six civilians were killed on Tuesday by coalition forces, and 21 civilians were killed by the coalition on Monday. The 77 civilian deaths included at least 11 children… Middle East Eye reports that the coalition did not respond to requests for comment on the recent civilian deaths. The news organization added: ‘Raed Saleh, the leader of the Syrian Civil Defence Force which conducts humanitarian rescue missions in the rebel-held areas, told Middle East Eye in June that he had confronted the U.S.-led coalition about civilian deaths in September 2014…  “Mistakes are likely to happen,” Saleh said he was told at the time.’.. Airwars estimates that the total number of civilians killed in Syria by the U.S.-led coalition is 1,422, at minimum, to date.”

Squirtle-Pokemon_GoThe Developer Behind Latest Pokemon Go Augmented Reality Craze – by Tony Cartalucci, ActivistPost.com – “Google has played a pivotal role in augmenting reality in more ways than one… Before it was populating the world with virtual Pokemon characters, it helped manipulate public perception during the unfolding US-engineered “Arab Spring” by quite literally renaming streets and public spaces on Google Earth and Google Maps in real-time to psychologically overwhelm embattled governments and their supporters, and give impetus to US-backed mobs and militants… John Hanke – currently heading Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go – would have been involved in Google Earth and Google Maps at the time this was happening… As unbelievable as this all may sound, prominent British newspaper, the London Guardian, would report in its article, ‘Syria: is it possible to rename streets on Google Maps?,’ that (emphasis added): ‘In their struggle to free Syria from the clutches of President Bashar al-Assad, anti-government activists have embarked on a project to wipe him off the map. Literally. On Google Maps, major Damascus thoroughfares named after the Assad family have appeared renamed after heroes of the uprising.’ “

Web Research Links for the week of 7/11/16:

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No_Open_Centers_in_Bullet_Holes-Nice-captionAnother week spent jammed against my seat back by the continuing acceleration of the Global Control Agenda’s “Summer-Of-Chaos”®. Just when the smoke was starting to clear from the Dallas BLM Cop Massacre, along comes newly-minted small-time crook-turned-instant-Jihadi, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, complete with 3 names, and his improbable and unsubstantiated Truck Onslaught against fireworks watchers by the beach in Nice, France – Just in time to prevent the impending and obviously extremely foolish rescindment of the draconian French Anti-Terror “State of Emergency” adopted in the wake of last November’s Paris “Attacks.” Whew, that was close, who knows WHAT would have come down if you started giving the French some room to breathe. Well, don’t get too comfortable just yet, as here comes The Donald’s wild Brouhaha in Cleveland, now with scheduled appearances by the New Black Panthers, open-carrying loaded assault rifles (or would that be “Long Guns?” – I get confused).

Nearly 150,000 Afghans displaced in first six months of 2016: UN – from PressTV.ir – “The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said many of those displaced were farmers, who missed critical sowing and harvest times… The UN report said the northern province of Baghlan was among the worst-hit areas by the nationwide conflict that is still affecting at least 29 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces… According to the report, armed clashes in Baghlan, Kunduz and Badakhshan in recent months have left hundreds of families homeless… The crisis has also put the livelihood of affected locals at risk and further deteriorated food insecurity across Afghanistan… The latest figures show that the number of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country has surpassed the one million mark this year.”

Turkey Accuses US Of Being Behind Military Coup – Demands Extradition Of Cleric Gulen – by Tyler Durden, InformationClearingHouse.info – ” Gulen, as those who have followed recent Turkish history know, is Erdogan’s quasi-imaginary bogeyman nemesis; Erdogan has repeatedly accused Gulen of plotting a “parallel state” whose intention is to overthrow Erdogan, and has used that strawman narrative as justification to expand his powers and to push for a shift from a parliamentary to a presidential regime. Gulen wrote in his blog that ‘As someone who suffered under multiple military coups during the past five decades, it is especially insulting to be accused of having any link to such an attempt. I categorically deny such accusations.’.. None of this mattered to Erdogan who said as Turkey’s strategic partner, Washington should meet the demand for the extradition of Pennsylvania-based Fethullah Gulen. He also added that Turkey had never turned back any extradition request for “terrorists” by the United States, implying it is the US imperative to extradite the man Erdogan accuses of starting last night’s failed coup… As Reuters adds, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said on Saturday he had made clear in a call with U.S. counterpart John Kerry that followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen were behind a coup attempt, and yet strangely enough, ‘had not directly discussed the cleric’s possible extradition.’ ”

SB 277 – First Amended Complaint For Declaratory, Injunctive And Other Relief… – by Tim Bolen, BolenReport.com – “The Starting Point… On July 1st, 2016 a lawsuit was filed in a San Diego Federal Court asking the court to declare infamous California Senate Bill 277 unconstitutional, and prevent its enforcement.  It was an excellent read.  Its filing compared, in war terms, to the June 6th, 1944 “D-Day” Invasion of Normandy.  The “good guys” were on the beach beginning the counterattack against the forces of evil… The news traveled across Planet Earth like a soothing spring rain… Then, yesterday and today, July 14th and 15th, 2016, new filings are appearing starting with what is called, simply enough, a “- FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY, INJUNCTIVE AND OTHER RELIEF.”  And, although I liked the first filing VERY MUCH, and said so… I like these legal filings even more.”

Turks-Go_Nuts_4_ErdoganFrom the I-Was-Just-Talkin’-About-This Desk: Turkey: ‘Coup attempt’ is highly dubious and suspicious – by Ian Greenhalgh, VeteransToday.com – “This was a very strange coup, there were no apparent leaders, no-one came forward to make statements to the public or to try to garner support; quite clearly, even during a coup, Erdogan’s ego would not allow any criticism of himself or his regime. Who lead this coup? We have no idea as no-one came forward. This is clear proof that the whole deal was a pantomime, a set-up designed to bolster Erdogan’s regime after it had suffered a series of foreign policy failures… A real coup would have accused him of rigging elections, cosying up to Israel, accepting bribes from Saudi monarchists, peddling ISIS’s stolen oil in partnership with his son and Barzani, the Kurdish strongman and, most insidious of all; killing the ‘golden goose’ by losing the EU Visa deal due to Brexit.”

Vermont AG sued for withholding records on possible investigation of ‘climate change deniers’ – by Michael Bielawski, Watchdog.org – “The group claims attorneys general from a coalition called AGs United for Clean Power are “facing pressure to not follow their own laws in order to keep secret public documents the public has a right to see.” The prior records reveal employees in the New York Attorney General’s Office pressured Vermont to withhold records from public disclosure, but Vermont employees initially refused on the grounds that it was against the law and could attract lawsuits… In an interview with Watchdog, Schnare said he thinks Sorrell and Kline are covering up their interactions with environmental groups interested in advancing climate change policies and silencing opponents… ‘We don’t know all that we will find once we pry loose the public records the Vermont AG should release, but we believe it will further expose the collusion among the AGs and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and an assorted group of plaintiffs’ attorneys.’ ”

 

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Dallas Sets New Police State Precedent: Using Robots to Kill Suspects – TruthStream Media – 6m50s

How People are Healing Serious Gut Disease with Cannabis That Mainstream Medicine Will Not Offer – by Paul Fassa, HealthImpactNews.com – “She managed to see Rick Simpson’s “Run from the Cure,” an online video documentary, and was motivated at first but quickly became despondent. Although she had been smoking marijuana to ease pain and help her sleep and eat, she had no way of making that particular oil, which required a pound of marijuana to produce the cannabis oil she would need to heal… She had been inhaling marijuana from a vaporizer, known as “vaping,” which is less irritating to the lungs and throat while still being effective. And it produces less tell-tale pot aromas. At the time, Shona lived in the medical marijuana-unfriendly state of Kansas with her husband and two young children… Shona was in a dilemma about the impossibility of getting enough hemp to make her own oil when her husband noticed specks of oil residue in the inside of the vaporizer’s glass globe cover. So she took the inhalation tube out of the vaporizer and sealed it, then simply collected those little blobs of oil from the inside of the glass globe with a spatula… She did this three times a day, putting the collected oil residues into capsules and taking it. After a few days, Shona could walk without a cane. Soon she began eating and sleeping better and putting on weight. It wasn’t long before she was able to discontinue all her pharmaceuticals… When her 11 year old son innocently tried to explain that cannabis saved his mother’s life after a school class session warning of marijuana’s evils, Shona’s house was raided and the paraphernalia and marijuana she used to create small batches of cannabis oil were confiscated… CPS agents took her son and awarded custody to her ex-husband in town. She was charged with several felonies and misdemeanors and was released on bail money raised by other medical cannabis activists and users. Now she has filed a lawsuit against city and county officials. Further details of her legal status and case history can be read at MedicalKidnap.com.

Is 14 Year Old Mother Being Held Prisoner and Denied Legal Counsel After DHR Kidnapped her Baby? – from HealthImpactNews.com – “Due to the long holiday weekend, the attorney could not file a notice of appearance with the court until Tuesday, but as of the time of writing this update on Wednesday July 6th, she has still not been able to gain access to the case and meet with the young mother… She has made it clear that the family is not disclosing any confidential courtroom proceedings, but they have simply been discussing their personal experiences with their family and with DHR, presently and over the years. She states it is her understanding that the juvenile confidentiality laws do not prohibit them from discussing such. She has even addressed these issues personally in the past before the Governor’s DHR task force, and no one present, including DHR commissioner Nancy Buckner, disputed her… However, when Chasteen attempted to talk with the young mother at the hospital, the DHR attorney reportedly refused to allow her to speak with her, denying the mother her right to counsel. Lisa Chasteen reports: Counsel for DHR, attorney Jennifer Neumann said that she was not allowed to speak with anyone who had not put in a notice of appearance, but she disclosed several facts: Number one – she [the mother] has not been prevented from contacting her family. However, her phone and the physical phone in the hospital room has been removed… The DHR attorney communicated to Chasteen that they are not the ones limiting visitation with the young mother, stating that it is the hospital’s policies and procedures which are limiting the visitors. As previously reported, even the pastor tried to visit and was only able to visit for 15 minutes… Health Impact News phoned the hospital and inquired about the visitation policy. We were told that visitation is from 9 am to 9 pm, but that it may be limited either by the parents, the doctor, or DHR. According to the Patient’s Bill of Rights, visitation may be limited ‘when Children’s (Hospital) is aware of an existing court order restricting contact.’.. There is no such court order, and the family has not restricted visitation. However, the attorney for the twins reports that family and loved ones have been threatened and restricted in visiting and supporting the mother.” (emph. added)

Michigan citizens lose their right to farm or pursue beekeeping in their private backyards – by David Gutierrez, NaturalNews.com – “Every U.S. state has laws on the books designed to protect farms from being declared “nuisances” by their neighbors, and Michigan is no exception. But in 2014, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development exempted small farms from this protection with the stroke of a pen… The revised rule states that local governments can, at their discretion (that is, arbitrarily), ban goats, chickens and beehives from any property that has a residence within 250 feet of its boundary, or that has 13 homes within one-eighth of a mile… Although media coverage at the time focused on how this would affect urban and backyard farmers, the rule change as written actually puts all small farmers at risk, even those in rural and agricultural areas. The only farms that seem safe are those in areas dominated by massive, sprawling agricultural operations – that is, those owned by Big Agriculture… The decision “effectively remove[s] Right to Farm Act protection for many urban and suburban backyard farmers raising small numbers of animals,” said Gail Philburn of the Michigan Sierra Club, as reported by Michigan Live.”

Why The World Is Rebelling Against ‘Experts’ – by

Iowa farmer exposes complete failure of GMOs, blasts Roundup Ready crops for creating superweeds and superbugs that kill vital insects and birds – by Ethan A. Huff, NaturalNews.com – “Besides plunging many farmers into a hopeless debt spiral, which also contributes to widespread farm consolidation by big agriculture corporations, GMO farming is destroying the habitats and food sources of our most precious pollinators: insects and birds. Crop chemicals like glyphosate herbicide (Roundup) kill everything in the areas where they’re sprayed, which the exception of the GMO crops that resist them, destroying the diverse ecological systems that maintain our soils and help naturally protect against pests and disease… These chemical sprays are also creating resistance among the GMO crops they were designed to protect, leaving them vulnerable to the very same problems as the conventional crops they’re quickly replacing. Not only do these chemical interventions not work, but according to Naylor, they actually create more problems than before, including notable upticks in cancer and other chronic illnesses… ‘[R]ather than boosting rural economies, genetically engineered crops have drained billions of dollars from them,’ Naylor writes, adding that ‘the temporary ease of weed control has led to even more farm consolidation; and the unbelievable power of the herbicide glyphosate to kill both annual and perennial weeds has destroyed food and nesting resources for many of our important insects and birds.’ “

Pena_Nieto-Trudeau-Obama-NACCEEPNAU Reborn As ‘North American Climate, Clean Energy And Environment Partnership’ – by Patrick Wood, Technocracy.News – “In a desperate attempt to establish a global Technocracy before people rise up and stop them cold in their tracks, the global elite are making a renewed push to resuscitate and establish the North American Union that was attempted under George Bush in 2005-6… President Obama met this week with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to form a new ‘Partnership Action Plan’ modeled after Obama’s radical Clean Energy Plan… According to the Leaders Statement: ‘Our actions to align climate and energy policies will protect human health and help level the playing field for our businesses, households, and workers.  In recognition of our close ties and shared vision, we commit today to an ambitious and enduring North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership that sets us firmly on the path to a more sustainable future.’ [Emphasis added]… This writer produced several authoritative papers in 2005/2006 that refuted the North American Union and the so-called “Security and Prosperity Partnership”. In Toward A North American Union, I explained full history of the Agreements and events leading up to that historic rejection that forced the closure of the SPP website and total abandonment of the agenda.”

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Post-Brexit: The people of the UK have indicated their choice in a dramatic shift in human affairs. World markets are reeling in uncertainty and human aspiration everywhere seems to be on the rise. Are people actually waking up to the illusory House of Cards that is the seemingly impregnable World Administrative System? It promises to be a very interesting Summer as we head toward the coronation of the Hillary.

Julian Assange on Brexit, “We Have Upcoming Leaks About Hillary” and Hillary Drove Libya Policy – 7m42s

Turkey On The Ropes – by The Saker, InformationClearingHouse.info – “So, this can be all summed up by saying that Turkey under Erdogan has shown a truly Ukrainian-level of incompetence, arrogance and delusion… It is in this, truly dramatic, context that Erdogan had to write his letter of apology… The first thing which should be said about this is that Erdogan took a major political risk: after spending months chest-thumping and declaring uri et orbi that Turkey will never, ever, apologize if only because Turkey was in the right, this sudden “zag!” puts Erdogan is a very difficult position. Hence the initial rumors that the letter said that he was “sorry” but not “apologizing” or, second variant, that the apology was only to the family of the murdered Russian pilot, but not to Russia. This did not last too long and pretty soon the bewildered Turks gave up trying to give this apology a face-lift. It was exactly what everybody understood it to be: a real full and humiliating apology… Next there was a statement of the Turkish foreign minister categorically denying that any compensation would be paid. That too lasted a couple of hours until it was admitted that not only would Turkey pay, but Turkey would pay whatever was demanded.”

Nigel Farage: EU Army To Face Russia
Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr Juncker? – 5m31s

Breedlove-MoscowBreedlove’s war: Emails show ex-NATO general plotting US conflict with Russia – from RT.com – ” Hacked private emails of the US general formerly in charge of NATO reveal a campaign to pressure the White House into escalating the conflict with Russia over Ukraine, involving several influential players in Washington… The emails, posted by the site DCLeaks, show correspondence between General Philip M. Breedlove, former head of the US European Command and supreme commander of NATO forces, with several establishment insiders concerning the situation in Ukraine following the February 2014 coup that ousted the elected government in favor of a US-backed regime… Breedlove served as the NATO Supreme Commander between May 2013 and March 2016. His personal email incorporated his Air Force call sign “Bwana” – a Swahili word for “boss.”.. The hacked emails reveal his frequent and intense communications with retired General Wesley Clark, as well as former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and involving a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, State Department official Victoria Nuland, and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.Breedlove continued to push for more aggressive US involvement, claiming a heavy Russian troop presence in Ukraine – which was later denied even by the government in Kiev. In March this year, the general was telling US lawmakers that Russia and Syria were ‘deliberately weaponizing migration in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve.’ ”

Turkish Police’s Secret Reports Confirm Arms Shipment to Terrorists in Syria – by Fars News Agency, GlobalResearch.ca – ” ‘Certain elements linked to terrorists in Syria are still shipping weapons and supplying their logistics from Turkey,’ the Turkish-language daily, Karshi, cited a police report to the country’s public prosecutor about its operations in the city of Diyarbakir… The newspaper, meantime, said that certain communities have also provided financial supports for the terrorists fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government… The daily also said the Al-Nusra and ISIL terrorist groups have established bases in Turkey to train recruits, adding that many explosive devices are even manufactured and assembled on Turkish soils… Earlier on Tuesday, Spokesman of a Turkish political party revealed the Turkish government, since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, has been smuggling weapons to the terrorist organizations in Syria using a large number of ambulance vehicles.”

U.S. Female Prison Population Has Grown 800 Percent and Nobody Is Talking About It – by Clarice Palmer, ActivistPost.com – “According to the Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (FAMM), the female prison population in the United States has grown by over 800 percent in the last 30 years, while the male population grew by 416 percent during the same period. Despite this staggering growth, violent criminals are not being sent to prison in droves. Instead, nearly two-thirds of female prisoners are incarcerated for nonviolent offenses… About 56 percent of incarcerated women are in jail due to the drug war or over property crimes, FAMM reports. These types of offenses usually carry mandatory minimums, which are sentences that must be imposed no matter what. This strips judges of the ability to consider mitigating circumstances… Due to mandatory minimums, FAMM contends, many women are given sentences that do not fit the crime — and the result is tragic… Because 60 percent of women in prison are also mothers to children under the age of 18, the drug war has negatively impacted countless families; the number of American children whose mothers are in jail has more than double since 1991.”

Hannah_Cohen-TSA_ScreeningDisabled woman beaten bloody by TSA agents after becoming confused and afraid at security checkpoint – by Travis Gettys, RawStory.com – ” ‘She’s trying to get away from them, but in the next instant, one of them had her down on the ground and hit her head on the floor,’ Cohen said. ‘There was blood everywhere.’.. The young woman, who was returning home after finishing treatment for the brain tumor at St. Jude Hospital, was arrested and booked into jail… Authorities eventually threw out the charges against Hannah Cohen, but her family has filed a lawsuit against Memphis police, airport police and the TSA… Neither police department commented on the suit, but a spokesperson for the TSA said passengers should notify agents ahead of time if they have special needs… ‘Passengers can call ahead of time to learn more about the screening process for their particular needs or medical situation,’ said TSA spokesperson Sari Koshetz. (emph. added) So, apparently it was the family’s fault.

Naomi Wolf –Government Stages Events To Shape Public Thinking – 8m53s

Apple gets patent for remotely disabling iPhone cameras, raising censorship fears – A patent granted to Apple may allow iPhone cameras to be disabled by infrared sensors. This seems logical enough for concerts, but what about protests? – by Danny Yadron, TheGuardian.com – “The patent shows that Apple may allow iPhone cameras to be disabled through special infrared sensors, giving the example of a concert venue using the technology to make sure no one makes bootleg videos of a touring band… ‘An infrared emitter can be located in areas where picture or video capture is prohibited,’ the patent reads. ‘An electronic device can then receive the infrared signals, decode the data and temporarily disable the device’s recording function based on the command.’.. The technology could also be used to beam information to a lot of people’s phones at the same time when they’re in the same location, Apple says, such as people touring the art installments in Chicago’s Millennium Park.”

Alabama Judge Threatens Health Impact News Reporter – by Brian Shilhavy, HealthImpactNews.com – “In a move that can only be interpreted as an attempt to restrict free speech and deny the 1st Amendment right of freedom of the press, Alabama Circuit Judge Corey B. Moore had Health Impact News reporter Terri LaPoint escorted into his courtroom yesterday to give her a stern warning… Investigative reporter Terri LaPoint commented: ‘I had no idea that I would be taken into court today! I was simply outside (the courtroom) as a friend of the family when they called me in. I was only dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, since I never intended to enter the courtroom.’.. Mrs. LaPoint was at the courthouse with the Prince family who had a hearing that day regarding one of the newborn babies that was taken away from the parents by DHR recently. Mrs. LaPoint has reported on the family and their fight against Alabama DHR which has removed two newborn nursing babies recently while still in the hospital at the time of birth. Her original story quickly went viral and was read by over 1 million people in the first 24 hours.”

After Orlando Shooting, ‘False Flag’ and ‘Crisis Actor’ Conspiracy Theories Surface – by Christopher Mele, NYTimes.com – “After the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, Twitter brimmed with news reports of the carnage. But some posts on the massacre that claimed 49 lives also included a curious phrase: “false flag.”.. It was a code used by conspiracy theorists to signal their belief that the government had staged the massacre and the information the public was reading and hearing from the mainstream media was untrue… The victims in the shooting? They were “crisis actors” hired to promote the story as a pretext to impose tighter gun restrictions, the theory goes… It is easy to dismiss such beliefs as preposterous and to think of them as coming from a paranoid fringe of society that deeply distrusts the government, but such theories are pervasive. It is difficult to gauge how many people believe these stories, but a general search of YouTube for false-flag videos brought up more than 700,000 results.”

Farage-Juncker-after_BrexitMEPs boo as Nigel Farage hurls insults in the European parliament – by Luke Harding and Haroon Siddique, TheGuardian.com – “In extraordinary scenes, Juncker said that he respected British democracy and Thursday’s seismic vote for the UK to leave the European Union. There was a smattering of applause in the chamber… The former Luxembourg prime minister then broke off from his speech in French and addressed Farage in English, sitting to his immediate right. ‘That’s the last time you are applauding here. And to some extent I’m really surprised that you are here,’ Juncker said… ‘You were fighting for the exit. The British people voted in favour of the exit; why are you here?’.. Earlier the two men had embraced each other, and swapped a few words, ahead of the session of the parliament in the Belgian capital and a summit attended by David Cameron and other European leaders. Juncker even air-kissed Farage on the cheek… But the proceedings quickly degenerated into noisy near-farce. In his own speech Farage began by sardonically thanking his fellow MEPs for “the warm welcome”, before putting the boot in… ‘When I came here 17 years ago and said I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union you all laughed at me. Well I have to say, you’re not laughing now are you?’ he taunted… ‘And the reason you’re so upset, the reason you’re so angry, has been perfectly clear from all the angry exchanges this morning. You, as a political project, are in denial. You are in denial that your currency is failing,’ Farage said.”

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I hope that you are familiar with all of the evidence proving the artificial nature of the Orlando Pulse nightclub “incident.” This is the most threadbare and obvious synthetic event yet, but in its wake we see Congress Critters doing a “sit-in” on the floor of the House of Representatives to force the passage of “laws” to remove guns from the hands of the American population. Things are moving fast.

#BREXIT PETITION: Who Is William Oliver Healey? – by Mike Robinson, 21stCenturyWire.com – “The #EUReferendumPsyop continues in the form of a petition calling for a second referendum. So far, 2.1 million people have signed it… An online search for “William Oliver Healey” reveals a host of results, almost all of which point to the petition itself or news articles and blog posts about the petition, and almost none of which lead to a real human being called “William Oliver Healey”… No-one seems to be asking the simple question, who is “William Oliver Healey”?.. From the beginning, the UK Column alone has described the entire referendum process as a “psychological operation”. We have stated that that operation is designed to: ● Distract the public from the bigger policy items which threaten their sovereignty and liberty much more than the EU ever did. ● Create complete division between people: not only white/black, Muslim/Christian, rich/poor, but now division among families, friends and work colleagues.”

The sun goes blank again during the weakest solar cycle in more than a century – from VencoreWeather.com – “Contrary to popular belief, solar minimum is not a period of complete quiet and inactivity as it is associated with numerous interesting changes.  First, cosmic rays surge into the inner solar system with relative ease during periods of solar minimum.  Galactic cosmic rays coming from outside the solar system must propagate upstream against the solar wind and a thicket of solar magnetic fields.  Solar wind decreases and sun’s magnetic field weakens during solar minimums making it easier for cosmic rays to reach the Earth.  This is a more dangerous time for astronauts as the increase in potent cosmic rays can easily shatter a strand of human DNA. Also, during years of lower sunspot number, the sun’s extreme ultraviolet radiation (EUV) drops and the Earth’s upper atmosphere cools and contracts. With sharply lower aerodynamic drag, satellites have less trouble staying in orbit— a good thing.”

2008 All Over Again – by Chris Hedges, TruthDig.org – ” ‘A lot of banks in America and Europe that held their money in Great Britain just lost 9 percent at current exchange rates,’ said economist Michael Hudson when I reached him in New York by phone. ‘They have probably not hedged it. There have probably been large Wall Street institutions that made bets believing that Britain would remain in the European Union. There are firms and banks, I suspect, which have lost hundreds of billions of dollars. There is talk of another Lehman Brothers. We don’t yet know who it will be.’.. The Democratic Party, by rescuing Wall Street, will be unmasked as the handmaidens of the financial elite… ‘I expect Obama to do whatever he is told to do by Wall Street,’ Hudson said. ‘He has turned over management of the economy to his campaign contributors from Goldman Sachs and Chase Manhattan. He does not have views of his own, other than self-promotion. He wants his presidential library. He wants to have a big foundation like the Clintons. Most of the population will oppose a bailout, of course, and he will cry all the way to the bank.’ ”

Why We Can’t Hide From the Psychological and Emotional Trauma of the Israeli Occupation on Palestinians – Two books go way beyond the U.S. mainstream media’s attempt to be “evenhanded” – by Vijay Prashad, Alternet.org – “But, in the United States at least, it is virtually impossible to find the mainstream media being “evenhanded” on the question of the occupation. A new film by Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp—The Occupation of the American Mind—shows that Israeli-funded propaganda (hasbara) has effectively rendered the US media into marionettes of Israeli state policy. At the Democratic Party’s platform committee, Cornel West had to make the case that the occupation is a reality. Such a fact could not be taken for granted… In the mainstream US media, there will be no coverage of the April statement by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the UN Security Council on Israel. Ban pointed out that not only has Israel continued to build its illegal settlements, but it has also systematically demolished Palestinian homes. By early April, the Israelis had demolished as many Palestinian homes as they had demolished in all of 2015, which means that the pace of expansion has increased.”

Hillary-What_Plans“EXTENDING AMERICAN POWER” — A Sneak Peek at What a Clinton Foreign Policy May Look Like – by Natylie Baldwin, OpEdNews.com – “The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a think tank connected to the Democratic Party, particularly with Obama’s transition team at the beginning of his first term, published a 20-page policy paper last month called “Extending American Power.”.. That this think tank is already close to the Democratic Party establishment is not the only salient fact in relation to this policy paper. It is also relevant that this paper was signed off on, with an introduction co-authored by, Robert Kagan. For those who may need a refresher, Kagan is the philosophical standard bearer of Neoconservative thought in western corporate media (New Republic and The Washington Post) as well as co-founder of Project for a New American Century (PNAC) which pushed for the invasion of Iraq in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Kagan believes that the U.S. has a right and duty to be the policeman of the world and to expend whatever resources are necessary to do so under the guise of spreading (imposing) Washington’s definition of democracy by manipulation and force. It is imperialism with a more palatable cover, using terms like human rights and democracy to get average Americans to swallow it. Despite the fact that these democracy-spreading regime change attempts have produced death, chaos and blowback wherever they’ve been tried, such as Iraq, Kagan continues to advocate them with only the minor cosmetic change of now calling himself a “liberal interventionist” rather than a Neocon. It should also be noted that Kagan is married to Victoria Nuland, who, in her job as Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, played a leading role in the 2014 coup in Ukraine… The Neocons have now successfully inserted themselves into the Democratic Party where they’ve often teamed up opportunistically with the resident hawks there, such as Zbigniew Brzezinski and his protege, Madeline Albright. Indeed, Albright served on the Board of Directors of CNAS only a few years ago.”

Orlando: A false flag attack on Muhammad Ali’s Islam? – by Kevin Barrett & Feroze Mithiborwala, VeteransToday.com – “Far too many facts pertaining to the Orlando massacre by Omar Mateen raise serious questions about the ghastly killing of American citizens as a False Flag operation of the FBI. The fact that the gory incident came within days days of the death of Muhammed Ali, whose passing away had re-awakened American and global interest in the Islam he lived also raises questions of whether the spectacular terror act was aimed at burying, along with him the idea of a principled and non-violent Islam. (13) Questions the FBI Must Answer… If the FBI, America’s extremely powerful military-security-surveillance complex and the corporate media are to be believed, the Orlando massacre was the gruesome handiwork of Omar Mateen – a “gay-hating Muslim fanatic”, a “homegrown, radicalized lone-wolf” – who single-handedly slaughtered 50 people and injured as many in a killing spree at the Pulse bar on a night dedicated to the Gay Latino community. The massacre, we are told, lasted three hours before the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) finally brought down the mass murderer… However, eyewitness statements, several news reports and video clips of the gory incident raise serious questions that suggest yet another False Flag operation. Here below are facts which have surfaced in the aftermath of the massacre which the FBI must address…”

Putin: Russia will respond to ‘aggressive NATO rhetoric’ – 53 sec

FBI, Cleveland police ‘door knock’ on activists expected to protest RNC – from RT.com – “With less than a month to go before the Republican National Convention, Cleveland police are teaming up with FBI agents to conduct so-called “community outreach.” The activists they’re visiting, however, call it “intimidation.”.. To ensure a “safe and secure” Republican National Convention, scheduled for July 18 to 21 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is collecting intelligence on and from potential activists, the FBI’s Cleveland division spokeswoman, Donna Sullivan, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer… The “door-knock” visits are a form of intimidation to Jocelyn Rosnick, a representative of the Ohio chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, she told the Plain Dealer. Rosnick’s group is providing legal aid to many RNC protesters, but she clarified that not all of the activists visited were planning to attend RNC protests… Teams of federal and local law enforcement officers started the reconnaissance this week, inquiring into activists’ previous addresses, affiliations and future plans for the RNC. In response, a “Know Your Rights” workshop is planned for Friday, activists told the Plain Dealer.”

Juncker-Brexit_Press_Conf‘Get out as soon as possible’ Jean-Claude Juncker gives UK marching orders post-EU vote – from Express.co.uk – “Talking from Brussels after an emergency meeting with EU leaders, Mr Juncker told Britain the other 27 member states wanted to negotiate its exit plan ‘as soon as possible, however painful this process will be’… After a shaky start to his speech as shockwaves reverberate around Brussels, the Eurocrat said: ‘Personally I am very sad about this decision but of course we have to respect it… This is an unprecedented situation, but we are united in our response.’.. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU chief executive met President of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Parliament President Martin Schulz in Brussels this morning… A joint statement issued by the EU leaders expressed “regret” over the UK’s decision, but said the British people’s decision would be respected and urged for negotiations to be launched “swiftly”.”

Boris_Johnson-steps_upDavid Cameron chokes back tears as he QUITS in the wake of the historic Brexit vote in referendum – while Boris Johnson makes his pitch to take over as Prime Minister running a new ‘great’ Britain – by James Tapsfield and Tim Sculthorpe, Dailymail.co.uk – “● PM announces resignation after Leave secures dramatic victory by 52 per cent to 48 per cent ● Says he cannot be the ‘captain’ who steers the UK to new future outside the Brussels club ● Boris Johnson booed and called a ‘tw*t’ as he emerged from London home without commenting on result ● Mr Johnson later made what amounted to a pitch to succeed Mr Cameron in Downing Street at a press conference ● Brexit camp performed strongly in Wales and in England outside of London and the big cities ● Vote in favour of EU membership was big in Scotland and big cities including London ● Bank of England governor has moved to reassure markets after Pound slumped to a 31-year low against US dollar ● Standard & Poor’s has warned that the UK’s AAA credit rating now looks ‘untenable’ ● European Council president says UK leaving could make the Brussels club ‘stronger'”

In stunning decision, Britain votes to leave the E.U. – from WashingtonPost.com – “LONDON — British voters have defied the will of their leaders, foreign allies and much of the political establishment by opting to rupture this country’s primary connection to Europe in a stunning result that will radiate economic and political uncertainty across the globe… The voters’ decision to jettison Britain’s membership in the European Union was expected to jolt markets worldwide on Friday and unsettle Western capitals. By the time the BBC had called the result at dawn in London Friday, the pound had already plummeted to its lowest level against the dollar in decades… The vote is perhaps the most dramatic to date in a wave of populist and nationalist uprisings occurring on both sides of the Atlantic that are overturning traditional notions of what is politically possible.”

Schlomo_MlmaIsraeli rabbi asks settlers to poison Palestinian water – from DaysOfPalestine.com – “Israeli Jewish Rabbi Shlomo Mlma asked on Sunday Israeli Jewish settlers to poison Palestinian water resources in order to kill them… Mlma, the chairman of the Council of Rabbis in the West Bank settlements, asked the settlers to do so in order to cleans the Palestinians from the West Bank cities and villages… According to Israeli anti-occupation organisation “Breaking the Silence,” the rabbi wanted the Israeli Jewish settlers to push the Palestinians to leave their villages and pave the way for settlers to take over their lands.”

The FBI, Not “ISIS,” Radicalized the Orlando Shooter – by Tony Cartalucci, Landestroyer.blogspot.co.uk – “Between exposure to Robertson’s extremist propaganda, honed after years of working as an informant and operative identifying and exposing terror suspects, and the FBI’s own informants over the course of months, if not years, it is clear that the US government and its “counterterrorism” measures radicalized Mateen – not “ISIS.”.. The Guardian in its article, ‘CIA has not found any link between Orlando killer and Isis, says agency chief,’ further highlights this blatant truth by reporting (emphasis added): ‘The Central Intelligence Agency chief has not been “able to uncover any link” between Orlando killer Omar Mateen and the Islamic State, despite Mateen’s stated allegiance to the jihadist group during Sunday’s LGBT nightclub massacre.’.. If Omar Mateen was a “homegrown terrorist,” the FBI served as the gardeners.”

The Roots Of Today’s Tyranny: Total Information Awareness – by Derrick Broze, WakingTimes.com – “When attempting to question the Senate Intelligence Committee about whether or not the TIA’s programs were simply renamed and moved, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon (was) told by Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte and FBI Director Robert Mueller that they didn’t know. However, Negroponte’s deputy, Gen. Michael V. Hayden, said, “I’d like to answer in closed session.” Hayden would go on to become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and director of the NSA among other spy agencies… Finally, in 2013, even the magazine Scientific American was forced to acknowledge that the Total Information Awareness never ended. Edward Snowden had made it perfectly clear by that point that Americans are living in a Surveillance State. In fact, in an interview with WIRED, intelligence analyst James Bamford said the NSA’s $2 billion facility in Utah ‘is, in some measure, the realization of the ‘total information awareness’ program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy.’ “

Clint_LampkinMISSING DETAILS: Orlando Shooting 911 Transcripts Questioned, Alleged Survivor’s Story Challenged – by Shawn Helton, 21stCenturyWire.com – “Here’s a portion of the FBI’s summary of events that excludes any mention of shots fired within the interior of the club itself: ‘Based on OPD radio communications, there were no reports of shots being fired inside Pulse between the initial exchange of gunfire between responding officers and shooter, and the time of the final breach.(!) During this time, the shooter communicated with an OPD 911 operator and an OPD crisis negotiator, and OPD radio communications reported that victims were being rescued.’ ” (emph. added)

UN Adopts “Education” Plan to Indoctrinate Children in Globalism – by Alex Newman, TheNewAmerican.com – “The latest conference on pushing Agenda 2030 through globalist indoctrination of children masquerading as “education” is a crucial follow-up to the adoption of the agenda itself. ‘Children and young women and men are critical agents of change and will find in the new Goals a platform to channel their infinite capacities for activism into the creation of a better world,’ the official Agenda 2030 agreement explains… The sort of activists that the UN hopes to make your children into is also explicitly defined in the agreement. ‘By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development,’ the global plan for 2030 states. Considering what the UN means by “sustainable development” — population control, central planning, global governance, and more — the agenda for your children takes on an even more sinister tone… “Sustainable” children for global citizenship in the new order will be accomplished via what the UN, the Obama administration, and others misleadingly refers to as “education.” In the UN document the word “education” alone is mentioned more than 20 times. And throughout the agreement, the UN openly advocates the use of schools to indoctrinate all of humanity into a new set of values, attitudes, and beliefs in preparation for the new “green” and “sustainable” world order. The UN’s education agenda also puts sex “education” front and center. ‘By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services [abortion and contraception], including for family planning, information and education,’ the document also explains.”

Europe’s robots to become ‘electronic persons’ under draft plan – by Georgina Prodhan, Yahoo.com – “Europe’s growing army of robot workers could be classed as “electronic persons” and their owners liable to paying social security for them if the European Union adopts a draft plan to address the realities of a new industrial revolution… Robots are being deployed in ever-greater numbers in factories and also taking on tasks such as personal care or surgery, raising fears over unemployment, wealth inequality and alienation… Their growing intelligence, pervasiveness and autonomy requires rethinking everything from taxation to legal liability, a draft European Parliament motion, dated May 31, suggests… Some robots are even taking on a human form. Visitors to the world’s biggest travel show in March were greeted by a lifelike robot developed by Japan’s Toshiba <6502.T> and were helped by another made by France’s Aldebaran Robotics…. The draft motion called on the European Commission to consider ‘that at least the most sophisticated autonomous robots could be established as having the status of electronic persons with specific rights and obligations’… It also suggested the creation of a register for smart autonomous robots, which would link each one to funds established to cover its legal liabilities.”

FDA Approves New Tranquilizing Darts for Children – from WorldNewsDailyReport.com – “The FDA announced this morning it gave its approval for the marketing release of their new anesthetic dart guns, specifically designed to calm children suffering from ADHD… The new product is capable of putting a child to sleep in less than 4 seconds and reportedly has no serious long-term effects on the health of children… These new tools specifically created to assist parents with children suffering from ADHD, have a practical range of approximately 10 to 12 feet (3 to 4 meters) and their effect is meant to last for a period of 4 to 6 hours per injection. The manufacturer advises, however, not to use the gun more than 1 to 2 times daily on the same child in order to prevent the development of a physical addiction to the product.”

Schmidt-WAY_acrossEric Schmidt Dismisses Movie-Driven AI Fears – by Rhonda Richford, HollywoodReporter.com – ” ‘We are just at the beginning of what we can do with video,’ said Schmidt. ‘The next thing is obviously much more dynamic activity with video and eventually AI systems that drive the video into immersive experiences.’.. He did not address the political impact of taking away trucking, taxi and Uber jobs with self-driving cars, and assistant level jobs with Google’s Alphago in the near future. ‘There are issues around the economic impact of these things and the job impact,’ Schmidt said, but dismissed it as too far in the future… He said the EU’s backlash against the giant on privacy, antitrust and tax issues has not had an impact on the company or the Google brand, and he deftly avoided questions about the upcoming U.S. election and this week’s Brexit vote… ‘I take the position that the complaining and the bitching is largely because people know more of what they see of injustice,’ Schmidt said, saying the flow of information has skewed people’s perspective… ‘But I see it as good, I think that is transparency, I think that is democracy,’ he added. ‘I’m a strong believer that democracies eventually work these things out. The systems will adapt and they will adapt to the new reality.’ “

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Dear Friends, I am now in the middle of three major projects, and it’s getting harder by the week to keep up with what’s going on in the world of alternative information on the Web. So, things will be changing on this blog and I’m not sure how. If you’re interested in one area that Cynthia and I have been sharing information in Santa Cruz, Cali, please check out our meetup site for the Thrive Santa Cruz Solutions Group – If you click on our past meetings on the Home Page, you will find links for the media we’ve been presenting on a monthly basis. Thanks for your interest, Bruce

ALERT: Central Banks Are Directly Buying Stocks Using DARK POOLS – Gregory Mannarino – 5m 25s

The state has lost control: tech firms now run western politics – by Evgeny Morozov, TheGuardian.com – “There’s something even more sinister afoot though. “Buying time” no longer seems like an adequate description of what is happening, if only because technology companies, even more so than the banks, are not only too big too fail but also impossible to undo – let alone replicate – even if a new government is elected… Many of them have already taken on the de facto responsibilities of the state; any close analysis of what’s happening with “smart cities” – whereby technology firms become key gateways to essential services of our cities – easily confirms that… In fact, technology firms are rapidly becoming the default background condition in which our politics itself is conducted. Once Google and Facebook take over the management of essential services, Margaret Thatcher’s famous dictum that “there is no alternative” would no longer be a mere slogan but an accurate description of reality… The worst is that today’s legitimation crisis could be our last. Any discussion of legitimacy presupposes not just the ability to sense injustice but also to imagine and implement a political alternative. Imagination would never be in short supply but the ability to implement things on a large scale is increasingly limited to technology giants. Once this transfer of power is complete, there won’t be a need to buy time any more – the democratic alternative will simply no longer be a feasible option.”

FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Federal And Private Sector Actions On Scaling Renewable Energy And Storage With Smart Markets – from Technocracy.news – “TN Note: Anyone who thinks that Obama personally comes up with these ideas on smart grid, is deluded. Rather, it is the Technocrats behind the curtain who queue up the plans and the rhetoric. John Podesta, for instance, gave Obama his entire policy on climate change; Podesta is a member of the Trilateral Commission and currently campaign manager for Hillary Clinton. Smart Grid is absolutely essential to the implementation of TechnocracyPresident Obama believes in the need to transition to a cleaner, more reliable, and affordable 21st century power grid. Under his leadership, transformations in how we produce and consume electricity are decreasing carbon pollution, scaling up renewable energy, and generating savings on consumers’ energy bills. Since 2009, renewable energy generation has increased at a record pace, while costs have decreased dramatically.  Building on this progress, smart electricity market reforms, enhanced transparency, and flexible energy resources such as storage and demand response have the potential to further accelerate the development of a cleaner and smarter grid.  In fact, in 2015 alone, the United States doubled the installed capacity of advanced energy storage to 500 megawatts (MW) and deployment of this key resource is projected to continue to expand.” – Note: this very large list of projects underway clearly shows how elite-backed systems are charging ahead.

Russian and American Jets Dangerously Close To Combat As Destabilization Of Syria Continues – by Brandon Turbeville, ActivistPost.com – “The U.S. Navy scrambled F/A-18 fighters to intercept the Russians, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Navy has deployed two aircraft carriers to the region for strikes on ISIS. As the F/A-18s approached the Su-34s, officials with U.S. Central Command—which oversees America’s wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan—used a special hotline to contact their Russian counterparts directing Russia’s own intervention in Syria… Arriving over At Tanf, the American pilots apparently spoke directly to the Russian aviators. ‘Pilots CAN communicate with one another on a communications channel set up to avoid air accidents,’ Central Command confirmed in a statement to The Daily Beast.

CASTING CRISIS: Orlando’s Actors, Agents and Casualty Role Players – by Shawn Helton, 21stCenturyWire.com – “The heavily-stylized company CrisisCast, appears to be a revamped version of the Visionbox Crisis Actors project (a crisis actor production emerging after Sandy Hook), with a professional team of actors, elaborate film crews, expert producers and theatrical effects makeup squads mimicking real-life injuries (additional prosthetics) – all focused to deliver a simulated crisis-like reality to the public, later to be managed accordingly through their public relations division via various forms of social media… In CrisisCast‘s ‘about’ section we see a sophisticated amalgam of emergency protocol disaster training combined with “internationally credited film crews,” that bring their high-end stagecraft to life, through a collection of “role players, stunts, medical simulations and combat flashpoints,” cloaked in visual tricky, with film techniques out of the UK and Australia, so says the group’s website.”

Before Omar Mateen Committed Mass Murder, the FBI Tried To Lure Him Into a Terror Plot – New revelations raise questions about the FBI’s role in shaping Mateen’s lethal mindset – by Max Blumenthal & Sarah Lazare, AlterNet.org – “Before Omar Mateen gunned down 49 patrons of the LGBTQ Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, the FBI attempted to induce him to participate in a terror plot. Sheriff Ken Mascara of Florida’s St. Lucie County told the Vero Beach Press Journal that after Mateen threatened a courthouse deputy in 2013 by claiming he could order Al Qaeda operatives to kill his family, the FBI dispatched an informant to ‘lure Omar into some kind of act and Omar did not bite’.”

James_Wesley_HowellHowell (the “Santa Monica Suspect”) and Four Other Suspects Involved in Planned Sunday Massacres – from GetOffTheBS.com – “Howell stated that he was suppose to “hook up” late Saturday night with his contact in LA who was suppose to have more weapons and chemicals to mix with the Tannerite he was in possession of… ‘When I got here, Dan was gone. I went to his apartment and he had cleared out….I tried calling him but he never answered me,’ said Howell… When questioned about the other four people involved in the plot, Howell was only familiar with the first names of three of the alleged suspects, naming his contact in LA – Dan and two of the three contacts in Florida, Omar and Brandy… Speaking of the suspect killed in the Pulse Bar massacre in Florida, Howell stated, ‘Omar was not suppose to be killed. They lied to us – Omar and Brandy were suppose to get away.’.. When Howell was questioned about how he and his conspirators knew each other, he said that: ‘We were all familiar with each other through an online fundamental Islamic knowledge seminary course[1] – we were recruited through the course and trained together at a camp in Virginia – we were taught how to shoot and make bombs – everyone knew their part – something went wrong… Before the officers could further question Howell, agents working for the Los Angeles office of the FBI quickly swept in and took over the case. Santa Monica detectives were never allowed to talk with Howell.(emph. added)

Feinstein Says Her Gun Control Bill Would Flag Anyone Who’s Ever Been Investigated by FBI – by Susan Jones, CNSNews.com – “Host John Dickerson followed up: “So if you have been under investigation over some period of time, you would trigger –“… “That’s correct,” Feinstein interrupted… “And what’s the time period there for –” Dickerson asked… “There is no time period,”  Feinstein said… “So…if you’ve ever been looked at by the FBI?” Dickerson asked… “That’s correct,” Feinstein said… What if the FBI got it wrong, Dickerson asked. “So now they can never buy a firearm?”.. “They would be subject to being pinged,” Feinstein said, adding that the FBI “would look at it.” ”

Climate Witch Hunt | The New Inquisition – from DailyBail.com – “MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL JOINS GLOBAL WARMING WITCH HUNT – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is now the latest state prosecutor to start investigating conservative groups with supposed ties to ExxonMobil, after she issued a subpoena for 40 years of internal company documents and communications with a handful of think tanks… Healey’s office subpoenaed Exxon as part of a multi-state effort among liberal attorneys general to investigate Exxon for allegedly trying to cover up global warming science… Schneiderman, [NY AG], hosted a conference in March with other AGs, including Healey and Walker, where it was announced that more prosecutors would probe Exxon and fight back against Republican attacks on federal environmental regulations… Former Vice President Al Gore attended the event, as did a group of environmental activists — though Schneiderman’s office tried to cover up eco-activists’ involvement. At the event, Schneiderman even suggested global warming skeptics should be put in jail.”

Big Trick Hybrid Op at Orlando or just another Sandy Hoax? – By Preston James, Ph.D, VeteransToday.com – Because the Feds now have taken complete control over the whole Orlando matter, it is exceedingly difficult to get access to any real evidence… The Feds have locked down the hospital, all the bodies (if any at all), all the evidence including ballistics (if any at all), and are strictly controlled what information and evidence their CMMM has access to… So far we have no real evidence that anyone was killed or even wounded…The evidence we all have access to via youtube.com videos show some very poorly done obvious crisis acting, fake-seeming victims with minor extremity wounds supposedly being carried to the hospital six blocks away in the wrong direction, and some weird characters who seem obviously play acting… Now the serious question here is: were there some real shooting victims inside the Pulse club in addition to this crisis actor-driven farce conducted afterwards on the outside? But there are other problems afterwards, such as no obvious evidence of a mass array of ambulances or helicopters to medivac the supposed large number of seriously wounded survivors… The possibility of one gunman alone being able to murder 50 and wound another 53 seems highly improbable statistically… There were a large number of exits, and it would have taken more than one gunman.”

Media Casually Tours Orlando Shooter’s Apartment Only 24 Hrs After Shooting? Truthstream Media, 5 min

Putin: ‘We know when US will get new missile threatening Russia’s nuclear capability’ – from RT.com – “The main problem, according to the Russian president, is that people do not understand how potentially dangerous the situation really is. “The world is being pulled into a completely new dimension, while [Washington] pretends that nothing’s happening,” Putin said, adding that he has been trying to reach out to his counterparts, but in vain… ‘They say [the missile systems] are part of their defense capability, and are not offensive, that these systems are aimed at protecting them from aggression. It’s not true,’ Putin told the journalists, adding that ‘strategic ballistic missile defense is part of an offensive strategic capability, [and] functions in conjunction with an aggressive missile strike system.’.. The “great danger” is that the same launchers that are used for defense missiles can be used to fire Tomahawks that can be installed “in a matter of hours,” Putin noted. “How do we know what’s inside those launchers? All one needs to do is reprogram [the system], which is an absolutely inconspicuous task,” he said, adding that the governments of the nations on whose territories these NATO complexes are based would have no way of knowing if this had happened.”

Done Deal: America Faces 20 Years of “Air Inferiority” Complex – by South Front, VeteransToday.com – “Contrary to much negative propaganda emanating from Sukhoi’s Western competitors, the T-50 project development turned out to be smoother than many anticipated, largely thanks to the parallel evolution of the Su-27 family of aircraft which was used to test and improve new technologies before incorporating them into the T-50. In that respect, it may well be that Sukhoi has taken over from Lockheed-Martin as the world’s foremost fighter aircraft design bureau, as the long list of developmental problems experienced by both the F-22 and F-35 programs suggests that its design culture was disrupted by the multiple defense mergers of the 1990s. Which means that whereas the T-50 stands on the shoulders of the Su-27 family, the F-35 is being designed as if it were the first product of a newly constituted design bureau… While no single weapon system is in and of itself decisive, the T-50s imminent service entry undermines one of the crucial NATO assumptions, namely that of air superiority. Even the initial small fleet of T-50s, backed up by Su-35 and Su-30 fighters, would be enough to deprive NATO’s land forces of the ability to operate without worrying about attack from the air. Given how unused and unprepared NATO is to operate in the face of opposing airpower, the T-50 is an important component of Russia’s conventional deterrence posture.”

Russia Dismantles the Myth of the American Navy’s Invincibility – by Valentin Vasilescu, InformationClearingHouse.info – “The premise from which Russian experts started building hypersonic vehicles was that American antiballistic missiles cannot intercept any projectile flying in the mesosphere (at altitudes of 35.000- 80.000 m), and that Russia, unlike the US, owns a number of very powerful rocket engines. For example, the Pentagon and NASA cannot send satellites into orbit if Russia does not deliver the RD-180 rocket engines. Russia is on the verge of creating, starting in 2018, the surest antidote to this vulnerability by means of a hypersonic battle. Aerial vehicles are classified according to the airspeed as follows: subsonic (below the speed of 1,220 km/h, – Mach 1) supersonic (speeds between Mach 1 and Mach 5 – up to 6000 km/h), and hypersonic (with speeds between Mach 5 and Mach 10 – up to 12,000 km/h).”

Syria – Russian Surprise Attack Blows Up Kerry’s Delaying Tactic – by Moon Of Alabama, InformationClearingHouse.info – “The Russian hit near Tanf was clearly a surprise. The Russians again caught Washington on the wrong foot. The message to the Obama administration is clear. ‘No more delays and obfuscations. You will separate your moderates NOW or all your assets in Syria will be juicy targets for the Russian air force.‘.. The Russian hits at Tanf and the U.S. proxies there has an additional benefit. The U.S. had planned to let those forces move north towards Deir Ezzor and to defeat the Islamic State in that city. Eventually a “Sunni entity” would be established in south east Syria and west Iraq under U.S. control. Syria would be split apart… The Syrian government and its allies will not allow that. There is a large operation planned to free Deir Ezzor from the Islamic State occupation. Several hundred Syrian government forces have held an isolated airport in Deir Ezzor against many unsuccessful Islamic State attacks. These troops get currently reinforced by additional Syrian army contingents and Hizbullah commandos.A big battle is coming. Deir Ezzor may be freed within the next few month. Any U.S. plans for some eastern Syrian entity are completely unrealistic if the Syrian government can take and hold its largest eastern city.”

Shocking UN Report Lists Crimes by the Ukrainian Authorities – by Arina Tsukanova, Stategic-Culture.org – “The report has also provided yet more evidence that it is not a civil war. It is a war between those who seized power by means of a military coup and the people of Ukraine, a war that is hypocritically being referred to as an ‘anti-terrorist operation’… As noted in the report, «throughout the country, OHCHR continued to receive allegations of enforced disappearances, arbitrary and incommunicado detention, and torture and ill-treatment of people accused by the Ukrainian authorities of ‘trespassing territorial integrity’, ‘terrorism’ or related offenses, or of individuals suspected of being members of, or affiliated with, the armed groups»… People are not just being tortured, but are also being executed without trial. In Sloviansk, for example, the basement of the local college is being used for this purpose. A basement used for torture and summary executions was also discovered by UN inspectors in Izium, Kharkiv district. In addition, «a network of unofficial places of detention, often located in the basement of regional SBU buildings, have been identified». The SBU also has such basements in Odessa and Kharkiv. In February 2016, between 20 to 30 people were detained in the basement of the Kharkiv regional SBU building, and the vast majority of prisoners were not arrested in accordance with legal procedures and were not charged.”

Nanoparticles Enable Remote Control Brains Via Magnetic Field – by Nicholas West, Omnithought.org – “A couple of years ago, a story emerged about scientists working on “Smart Dust” – nanoparticles that could be employed as sensor networks for a range of security and environmental applications. This was followed by the more literal version of Smart Dust, which was designed to open pathways to establish a human brain-computer interface… The brain system was labeled “Neural Dust” and was intended to “monitor the brain from the inside.” Inventors speculated that a network of nanoparticles injected into the brain could measure electrical activity in neurons, then use ultrasound to form a two-way transfer of data. This theoretically would lead to the reading, generation, or alteration of information – i.e., mind control. Most disturbingly, at the time, is that their theories had entered the testing phase and showed some success, albeit on a beetle… New research released by Florida International University indicates that this area of testing has now advanced to mice. Their conclusions and statements about what they have found and where they believe all of this is headed is even less comforting than previous discoveries.”

The Fog of Whoa-ahDozens of U.S. Diplomats, in Memo, Urge Strikes Against Syria’s Assad – by Mark Landler, NYTimes.com – “The expression of dissent came a week after Mr. Assad showed renewed defiance of the United States and other countries, vowing to retake “every inch” of his country from his enemies. The cease-fire, which Mr. Kerry helped negotiate in Munich last winter, has never really taken hold. Mr. Assad has continued to block humanitarian convoys, despite a warning that the United Nations would begin airdrops of food to starving towns… ‘There is an enormous frustration in the bureaucracy about Syria policy,” said Andrew J. Tabler, a Syria expert at the Washington Institute for Near Eastern Policy. “What’s brought this to a head now is the real downturn in the negotiations, not just between the U.S. and Russia, but between Assad and the opposition.’.. Last month, Mr. Kerry rejected the suggestion that the United States and its allies would never use force to stop the bombings or enforce humanitarian access. ‘If President Assad has come to a conclusion there’s no Plan B,’ he said, ‘then he’s come to a conclusion that is totally without any foundation whatsoever and even dangerous.’ “

The Orlando Incident: An Appeal to Practical Reason – by Jonas E. Alexis, VeteransToday.com – “But the incident inexorably shows that politicians and news media outlets have deliberately excluded practical reason from their lexicon. How? Well, for the past three years or so, civilian deaths in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria have been astounding. If you work with numbers or statistical data all the time, then you will feel an urge to ask a puzzling question, ‘How is it that people aren’t mourning for the lives of those people who are being liquidated and humiliated by the oligarchs all over the Middle East?’.. Last year the New York Times reported that ‘when operators in Nevada fire missiles [drones] into remote tribal territories on the other side of the world, they often do not know who they are killing, but are making an imperfect best guess.’[2] In other words, drone strikes are not really based on solid evidence but on “imperfect best guess.” What has been the consequence of this? Civilian deaths by the hundreds.[3] In fact, drone strikes kill innocent civilians “90% of the time.”[4] In five years alone, drone strikes have killed at least 2,400 people. The situation was so bad in 2012 that the Stanford Law School and New York University’s School of Law called for a reevaluation of the entire covert operation.[5]”

SDF-Aleppo-5-31-16French special forces operating in N Syria: Source – from PressTV.ir – “France has dispatched special forces to the northern city of Manbij near the Turkish border in an alleged bid to advise Syria Kurdish forces fighting Daesh terrorists, a French defense ministry source says… ‘The offensive at Manbij (in Aleppo Province) is clearly being backed by a certain number of states including France. It’s the usual support – it’s advisory,’ the unnamed official told AFP on Thursday… The French troops are cooperating with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that is a coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces, the official added… He further went on to say that the French special forces will not intervene militarily themselves and are not supposed to engage in combat with Daesh militants.”

Fighting Malevolent AI: Artificial Intelligence, Meet Cybersecurity – by Roman V. Yampolskiy, Omnithought.org – “Today’s narrowly focused artificial intelligence (AI) systems are good only at specific assigned tasks. Their failures are just a warning: Once humans develop general AI capable of accomplishing a much wider range of tasks, expressions of prejudice will be the least of our concerns. It is not easy to make a machine that can perceive, learn and synthesize information to accomplish a set of tasks. But making that machine safe as well as capable is much harder… Our legal system lags hopelessly behind our technological abilities. The field of machine ethics is in its infancy. Even the basic problem of controlling intelligent machines is just now being recognized as a serious concern; many researchers are still skeptical that they could pose any danger at all… Worse yet, the threat is vastly underappreciated. Of the roughly 10,000 researchers working on AI around the globe, only about 100 people – one percent – are fully immersed in studying how to address failures of multi-skilled AI systems. And only about a dozen of them have formal training in the relevant scientific fields – computer science, cybersecurity, cryptography, decision theory, machine learning, formal verification, computer forensics, steganography, ethics, mathematics, network security and psychology. Very few are taking the approach I am: researching malevolent AI, systems that could harm humans and in the worst case completely obliterate our species.”

Bibi-and-DanonIts Official our World is Governed by Psychopaths – by Vanessa Beeley, 21stCenturyWire.com – “The unthinkable has become reality. The global humanitarian and legal entities are now officially in the hands of genocidal psychopaths… Today Israel, illegal state of extremist settlers built upon the bones of an imprisoned, colonized Palestine, has been elected to the chair of the UNGA.  The United Nations General Assembly sixth committee or legal committee.  This legal committee oversees management of international law. The lawbreaker has become the lawmaker in one fell swoop, ransacking the regulatory halls of justice and laying waste to what remnants of delusion we had left regarding the efficacy of international law.”

The Orlando Shooting: An Open Source Investigation – from CorbettReport.com – This is James Corbett’s invitation to members of CorbettReport.com to post any information gathered about evidence surrounding the events at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on the morning of June 13. Many excellent links in the comments at the bottom of the page.

Media Refusing to Cover Numerous Witness Accounts of Multiple Shooters in Orlando Massacre – by Claire Bernish, ActivistPost.com – “As for the description possibly more than one shooter had been involved, Gonzalez actually wasn’t alone… A second witness described in an interview aired on the Today Show, “It had to have been more than one person, too, because [the gunfire] was just too continuous … It’s like you’re at a gun range and all you hear is just, BOOM, bang, bang … I can’t even describe it.’.. In footage captured by multiple witnesses outside the club, police appear to be engaging in an exchange of gunfire with an unknown subject. Mateen, however, was killed inside the club, according to most accounts… ‘They’re shooting back and forth,’ the person taping video can be heard saying over a volley of gunfire in the background. ‘Oh. My. God. They’re all shooting back and forth.’ ”

Patrick Henningsen and Brian Gerrish in a Stellar Episode of UK Column News: The “Orlando Shooter” Synthetic Event and the Deep State – 54m34s

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Newspeak Alert!: Plenary Meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter-ISIL – from (US State Dept.) State.gov – “As ISIL continues to lose territory and come under increasing pressure, ambassadors and ‎senior diplomatic representatives from the 66-member Global Coalition to Counter ISIL gathered today for a plenary session at the State Department to review progress in the campaign, discuss further actions to defeat ISIL, and seek additional support for urgent humanitarian and immediate stabilization efforts in liberated areas… Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk opened the briefing by outlining the progress of the multidimensional campaign to pressure ISIL and degrade its global network across all civilian and military lines of effort. He highlighted the numerous fronts where the Coalition is working in conjunction with local forces to apply simultaneous pressure to defeat ISIL including, in Iraq, Fallujah, Hit, Haditha, Rutbah, and areas around Mosul, and in Syria around Manbij, Raqqa, and Marea, and in Libya around Sirte.”

Dr_Bradstreet-SuicidedFamily of autism specialist Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet says forensic evidence points to murder, impossible for bullet entry to be self-inflicted – by Julie Wilson, NaturalNews.com – ” ‘It is our 100 percent belief that Jeff did not commit suicide. Not only because of who Jeff was as a person, but because we looked at the science of it; we looked at the medical proof and it’s just not possible that Jeff took his own life,’ commented Thom… ‘Unfortunately, there’s an ongoing investigation so there’s not a lot we can share about the specifics. But the way the bullet entered into the body, it’s almost impossible for an individual to do that and it was far enough away that it left no tattooing, no significant burn marks or anything like that.’(emph. added)

Housing Struggle Continues in Detroit Defying Landlords and Bankers – by Abayomi Azikiwe, GlobalResearch.ca – “DED along with other social justice and labor activists rallied to the defense of the Shannon home due to the compelling character of the case. There is a proliferation of similar scenarios across the city stemming from the real estate and banking collapse of 2007-2008, leaving tens of thousands of vacant homes many of which have been turned over to the unscrupulous “developers” and the notorious Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA)… A number of these so-called real estate developers exploit the situation when they are given preference in purchasing the properties through the Wayne County auction and those conducted by the DLBA. The homes are often sold on “land contracts” because despite the ruling class propaganda that Detroit is being revitalized with property values increasing as well as rents, the banks wrote less than 500 mortgages during the entire year of 2015… After purchasing homes on land contracts from these companies, the residents soon discover that there are property tax and other liens on the homes. Others discovered that they do not even own the home since their names do not appear on the deeds.”

The Disturbing Truth Behind U.S. Drone Assassinations That the Government Tried to Keep Secret – During one four-and-a-half-month period, nearly 90 percent of the people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets – by Jeremy Scahill, Alternet.org – “The documents show that the military designated people it killed in targeted strikes as EKIA, “enemy killed in action,” even if they were not the intended targets of the strike. Unless evidence posthumously emerged to prove the males killed were not terrorists or “unlawful enemy combatants,” EKIA remained their designation, according to the source. That process, he said, ‘is insane. But we’ve made ourselves comfortable with that. The intelligence community, JSOC, the CIA, and everybody that helps support and prop up these programs, they’re comfortable with that idea.’ The source described official U.S. government statements minimizing the number of civilian casualties inflicted by drone strikes as ‘exaggerating at best, if not outright lies.’ “

Number-Temp-Workers-June2016Something Big That Always Happens Right Before The Official Start Of A Recession Has Just Happened – by Michael Snyder, TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com – “In this chart, you can see that the number of temporary workers peaked and started to decline rapidly before we even got to the recession of 2001.  And you will notice that the number of temporary workers also peaked and started to decline rapidly before we even got to the recession of 2008.  This shows why the temporary workforce is considered to be a “leading indicator” for the U.S. economy as a whole.  When the number of temporary workers peaks and then starts to fall steadily, that is a major red flag.  And that is why it is so incredibly alarming that the number of temporary workers peaked in December 2015 and has fallen quite a bit since then…

Assad: “Aleppo Is The Grave Of Butcher Erdogan’s Dreams” – by Brandon Turbeville, ActivistPost.com – “Assad also addressed the failure of the Geneva peace talks and the recent failure of the ceasefire agreement which ended after “opposition” negotiator and leader of Jaish al-Islam, “Mohammad Alloush,” abandoned the talks. Assad said that, at no point, were the talks ever genuine on the part of the so-called opposition and that, after these groups failed to get what they wanted in Geneva, ‘their response was an open declaration of supporting terrorism and withdrawing from the cessation of hostilities agreement… this was what we saw of targeting civilians and hospitals in Aleppo.’ “

China-Patrols_South_China_SeaThe Pentagon’s Great Wall of Impotence – by Pepe Escobar, RT.com – “As expressed by neocon Carter, Pentagon rhetoric – faithful to its own estimation of China as the second biggest “existential threat” to the US (Russia is first) – revolves around the same themes; US military might and superiority is bound to last forever; we are the “main underwriter of Asian security” for, well, forever; and China better behave in the South China Sea – or else… This is all embedded in the much ballyhooed but so far anemic “pivoting to Asia” advanced by the lame duck Obama administration – but bound to go on overdrive in the event Hillary Clinton becomes the next tenant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue… Real threats are predictably embedded in the rhetoric. According to Carter, if Beijing reclaims land in the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, ‘it will result in actions being taken by the both United States and … by others in the region.‘.. What’s left for China, in Pentagonese, is just to be a member of a hazy “principled security network” for Asia – which will also help protect the East against “Russia’s worrying actions”. Carter mentioned “principled” no less than 37 times in his speech. “Principled” cheerleaders so far include Japan, India, the Philippines, Vietnam and Australia… So here’s an instant translation: we do a NATO in Asia; we control it; you will answer to us; and then we encircle you – and Russia – for good. If China says no, that’s simple. Carter proclaimed Beijing will erect a “Great Wall of self-isolation” in the South China Sea.”

The Trap Is Set: Governments Exploring ‘Debt For Land’ Swaps With World Bank – from Technocracy.news – “TN Note: Or is it the other way around? That is, World Bank exploring Swaps with debt-laden countries. The only countries that may apply are those who are actively sworn to implement and support Sustainable Development. The World Bank calls these ‘conditionalities’ and they are nothing short of extortion to force countries to change policies against their will. In this case, Jamaica does not realize that they are playing right into the spider’s web that may well spell their ultimate demise as a nation. As to the global elite, this is nothing short of a brazen land grab that includes valuable resources to be locked up and away from public use.”

Muawiya_Hassan__Agha-to_the_executionSYRIA: US Requests Protection for Al Qaeda as Terrorist Atrocities in Aleppo Escalateby Vanessa Beeley – 21stCenturyWire.com – “This morning as the US, NATO & Gulf backed terrorists continue to rain missiles down upon the Syrian people besieged [by the terrorists] in the western sectors of Aleppo that are refuge to the majority of Aleppo’s population, a further 8 Syrian Arab Army soldiers have been taken prisoner and paraded on camera, blindfolded and shackled.  Their fate is in the hands of drug fuelled terrorists supported, armed and defended by the US who has just requested that Russia desists from targeting Al Qaeda in Syria, Al Nusra… We have taken a decision not to show the disturbing video of these prisoners out of sensitivity for the suffering of their families who know how badly they will be treated after a previous video [also not shown] was released showing the public torture, humiliation and final execution of two other SAA prisoners at the hands of the terrorists and their associates, the US-NATO funded White Helmets… We were told second hand [via Twitter] that Raed Saleh, himself deported from the US for “extremist connections” had “sacked” one of the so-called voluntary White Helmet agents for his involvement in and evident enjoyment of this criminal act of cruelty that violates the Geneva Convention relative to treatment of prisoners of war. However, no official statement has been made by the White Helmets to categorically condemn this criminal brutality.”

Germany Preparing for War Against Russia – by Eric Zuesse, RINF.com – “According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: ‘The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper. In advance of the paper’s publication, a harsh note of protest has been sent to Berlin: The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: ‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’ ‘.. Back on February 17th, DWN had reported that German Chancellor Merkel “will develop a new military doctrine” declaring, “The ‘annexation’ of Crimea by Russia is the basis for military action against Moscow.” Apparently, that prior report will soon be fulfilled.”

Beauty Contestants Now for World War, not World Peace – by David Swanson, OpEdNews.com – “Last year, when Miss Italy said she wished she could live during World War II, survivors of that worst ever horror that humanity has inflicted on itself, and other people of normal intelligence in Italy, were scandalized… But when a soon-to-be Miss USA recently praised the U.S. military as a member of it, as a participant in it, despite the world’s view that the U.S. military is the greatest threat to peace in the world, the U.S. media adored this new development… This is a 180 degree reversal of the traditional stance of beauty contestants, who had endlessly said they favored world peace. But of course it’s framed as something else entirely. With war totally and amorally normalized, a female (and African-American) member of the military, even a beauty contestant, is interpreted as a symbol of enlightened progress, along the lines of the current neoliberal push to force every young woman to register for the draft… Miss USA joined the military at age 17, the Washington Post tells us in passing, something illegal under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a treaty ratified by every single nation on earth except the United States.”

US Government Intentionally Destroyed 9/11 Evidence – by Paul Craig Roberts and Washingtons Blog, PaulCraigRoberts.org – “If the story that the US government told us about 9/11 were true, why did the government destroy the evidence, lie to the 9/11 Commission, and prevent a real investigation?.. The clear and indisputable answer is that if the evidence had not been destroyed and a real investigation had occurred, the conclusion would have been that 9/11 was an inside job designed to give the neoconservatives their “new Pearl Harbor” necessary to launch their wars in the Middle East. The extraordinary gullibility of the American people is responsible for 15 years of warfare, destroyed countries, and millions of dead, maimed, orphaned, and displaced people, and for the rise of a police state in the United States. The ignorance and gullibility of the American people are responsible for these massive crimes against humanity and for Americans’ loss of their constitutional protections… See: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/06/us-government-intentionally-destroys-911-evidence.html

From the Way-Back Machine: Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill – by Bruce Levine, PhD, MadInAmerica.com – “Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously. Evaluating the legitimacy of authorities includes assessing whether or not authorities actually know what they are talking about, are honest, and care about those people who are respecting their authority. And when anti-authoritarians assess an authority to be illegitimate, they challenge and resist that authority—sometimes aggressively and sometimes passive-aggressively, sometimes wisely and sometimes not… Some activists lament how few anti-authoritarians there appear to be in the United States. One reason could be that many natural anti-authoritarians are now psychopathologized and medicated before they achieve political consciousness of society’s most oppressive authorities… Gaining acceptance into graduate school or medical school and achieving a PhD or MD and becoming a psychologist or psychiatrist means jumping through many hoops, all of which require much behavioral and attentional compliance to authorities, even to those authorities that one lacks respect for. The selection and socialization of mental health professionals tends to breed out many anti-authoritarians.”

Houston, We Have a Glyphosate Problem – by Makia Freeman, WakingTimes.com – “Last year in 2015, Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Stefanie Seneff analyzed 15,000 pages of scientific documents on Monsanto’s glyphosate research. Their conclusion was that Monsanto’s claims of safety were entirely false. Monsanto knew they had a glyphosate problem, that glyphosate was responsible for a variety of organ failures and cancers, but hid and distorted the data to protect its profit. As Justin Gardner writes in Newly Unsealed Documents Reveal EPA & Monsanto Always Knew Roundup Was Deadly Toxic: ‘According to Samsel, Monsanto intentionally corrupted animal studies by using animals that were already sick with cancer and organ failures as controls. Based on the metrics used in these studies, this made those animals exposed to glyphosate appear no more afflicted than the control animals because all of the animals ended up getting sick.’.. ‘Pretending to be the amino acid Glycine, [glyphosate] can cross the blood-brain barrier and start interfering in our brain chemistry. It can mis-fold proteins and cause them to behave unnaturally and perform unintended tasks with potential negative effects for us… ‘It can and does get into our bone marrow and start producing T-cells and helper cells with this rogue chemical fitted in place of glycine. It can get into our DNA and RNA and be responsible for producing potentially dangerous transgenic mutants in our offsprings that will show negative effects even a few generations down the line… ‘And once it is into our biology, there is no effective way for our immune system, or for man, to get rid of it and replace it, molecule by molecule, with the original glycine.’ -Tony Mitra

High School Dropout Designs Refrigerator that Cools Without Electricity – by Vic Bishop, WakingTimes.com – ” ‘During his childhood, he saw earthen pans/hot plates being manufactured manually on the potters wheel. Using this, one person can only make about 100 units per day. He had seen roof tiles being manufactured in large quantity on hand press, which made him think why cannot earthen pans be made the same way?.. ‘In 1988, he left his job and took a loan from a money lender to start his own earthen plate manufacturing factory. He purchased a small piece of land for the factory, dyes and presses, soil mixing machine, electric potters wheel and other scrap objects. Then he modified the roof tile making hand press and developed a hand press machine having capacity to produce 700 earthen pans per day.’ [Source]”
Venezuela-for-the-RichCensored Images from Venezuela Reveal Economic Collapse is Only for the Poor – by Alex Pietrowski, WakingTimes.com “The divide between rich and poor in our world has perhaps never been as wide and as visible as it is today. The world elite are making more money than ever, and as they’re buying more ridiculous and more lavish toys than ever, the rest of the world is already feeling the pinch of a manipulated global economy in decline… The nightmare of bad government has always been felt most severely by those who do not belong to the ruling elite or the protected upper classes of society, and recently, events in Venezuela serve as yet another example of how socialist governments can ruin once thriving national economies by sanctioned corruption. Now it is becoming evident that even in the Venezuela capital, Caracas, breadlines and hunger pangs are only for certain classes of citizens… Most of the press coverage of the ongoing economic and political crisis in Venezuela have shows the struggles that many are facing in Caracas, where electricity and even food are being rationed by the government and the currency is undergoing extreme inflation. This is undoubtedly causing serious civil unrest, and the nation is drifting ever more closely to civil war as public calls for the ouster of unelected socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro escalate.”

More_Debt-More_MoneyOur Debt-Based Monetary System – by Alfred Adask, Adask.wordpress.com – “Bankers began to realize that they could issue paper debt-instruments that were “counterfeit” because they weren’t issued in trade for an actual deposit of gold into the banker’s strongbox. There was no gold to “back” these counterfeit debt-instruments… Bankers could still spend these counterfeit notes knowing that they’d almost never be redeemed by people coming to the bank to demand an asset (gold) in return for the counterfeit paper debt-instrument issued by the banker. Soon, by using counterfeit paper debt-instruments, the banker began to buy up all of burros, all of the mud bricks and just about everything else—until he literally owned the whole community, purchased with nothing but paper debt-instruments with no intrinsic value (they weren’t backed by gold or silver assets).”

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The U.S. Operation In Raqqa The “ISIS” Capital, Why Now? – by Afraa Dagher, ActivistPost.com – “The opposition recently revealed that a secret document has been signed between themselves and Qatar. In 2012, to get support, in exchange of overthrow president Assad, the Saudi kingdom funded the extremist Islamist terrorists in order to turn over power in Syria to those extremists!.. Why doesn’t the US and Israel want Assad in as head of the Syrian government? Why do they prefer a caliphate and “moderate rebels”?.. First, it should be remembered that these “rebels” vowed to destroy Syria and reduce the number of Syrian Soldiers… Second, they never made any demands regarding the Israeli-occupied territories… These terrorists would give more territory to Turkey… They would allow the Qatari gas line to cross the Syrian lands!.. And what did they achieve from their vows to the US?.. Nothing but more sabotage of Syria and its people! Not only that, but they are now running private businesses under international protection due to their classification as a moderate opposition!”

Agenda 21: An Introduction – by Branko Malić, 21stCenturyWire.com – “Bearing in mind that any Constitution – not to mention a global one – is a document to be as much as possible read and interpreted in it’s own right, we’ll keep description of historical circumstances of Agenda 21 inception to bare outlines. Although it is by no means a document written in historical vacuum – and was followed with whole piles of similar ones, the latest being the so called Agenda 2030 – even with minimal knowledge of historical circumstances and other related documents, this voluminous text (351 pg.) clearly summarizes and uncovers the labors of a policy progressively forming our lives for more than two decades, without most of us even knowing it; the policy whose historical roots are too deep to explore here, but whose ambitions are megalomaniacal and dangerous to such a degree that no amount of political correctness can adequately hide them… Agenda 21 is a very straightforward document. To understand it properly, one only needs to take it literally and suspend his own cynicism. Namely, then and only then the cynicism of it’s authors erupts in our understanding like a volcano, and things suddenly get their true and ominous perspective.”

‘Israeli annexation bombshell imminent’ – from PressTV.ir – “The Israeli regime will present a bill to the Knesset in the coming weeks, calling for the annexation of 60% of the occupied West Bank, the Maariv newspaper has revealed… According to the paper, preliminary talks have been held to annex Area C of the West Bank where more than 350,000 illegal Israeli settlers are based… The area is currently ruled by the military but an annexation would require Israeli law to be imposed and Palestinians living in the area to identify as Arab Israelis… Many members of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet are fervently in favor of the annexation. Last week, minister of judiciary affairs Ayelet Shaked said she was working on a plan to apply Israeli law to Area C… Naftali Bennett, the leader of the extreme right-wing Jewish Home Party, which is part of the ruling coalition, also said, ‘It is better for Israel to begin annexing Area C.’.. The Israeli occupiers of the Palestinian lands deem the West Bank as “liberated land,” saying formal annexation is only a matter of time.”

Turkey is Preparing an Offensive Military Operation in Northern Syria – by Said Al-Khalaki, InformationClearingHouse.info – “…the situation doesn’t suit the main sponsors of the “Syrian revolution”, i.e. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar which had already planned how the country would be divided between them… Turkey is interested in Syria’s division most of all. The most attractive “piece” for Turkey is Northern Syria and its destroyed economic capital Aleppo… Obviously, the seized Northern territories would be a step forward in Erdogan’s plan to resurrect the Ottoman Empire he is dreaming about. That is why the seizure of Aleppo is a strategic goal for Erdogan and his partners… The Turkish government has been supporting Syrian terrorists from the very outset of the war in March 2011… Now, the most important point of the face-off is Aleppo province. As locals say, more than 1000 terrorists arrived there between April to mid-May. The fighters were accompanied by trucks with arms and ammunition and off-road vehicles with large-caliber machine guns. Notably, the vehicles’ deployment is covered by Turkish artillery, regularly shelling Syrian border regions from the Turkish side. It’s clear that all these actions are the evidence of the fact that terrorists are preparing a large-scale offensive in Aleppo… No doubt, the attack on Aleppo is a part of the “hybrid” war implemented by Turkey in Syria. The artillery shellings of Syrian territories and the support for Syrian terrorists – Turkish news agency Anadolu calls these “a fight against ISIS.” And the Turkish government justify Erdogan’s desire to seize Northern Syria by claiming that it is just an attempt to create the so-called “safety zone” for refugees.”

Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says – from JPost.com – “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government may be on the verge of collapse according to Israel’s Channel 10… In a report Friday night, the TV station quoted unnamed “party leaders” saying that Netanyahu’s surprise move to bring the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party into the coalition may be backfiring on him… In the past eight days, two ministers have resigned: Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, of Likud, following reports that he would be replaced with the hawkish Avigdor Liberman, and Environmental Minister Avi Gabai of Kulanu. Both harshly criticized Netanyahu in their resignation announcements… Gabai, who resigned Friday, said Israel’s increasingly “extremist” government was leading Israel on a path to destruction and that he ‘found it difficult’ to be part of Netanyahu’s government for several reasons, including how it ‘totally upset the relationship with the world’s most important power – the one safeguarding our security interests,’ referring to the United States.”

Lightning-on-Wind_TurbineAnother Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare – from Investors.com – “Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare… We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something entirely different… If they were honest, the climate alarmists would admit that they are not working feverishly to hold down global temperatures — they would acknowledge that they are instead consumed with the goal of holding down capitalism and establishing a global welfare state… Have doubts? Then listen to the words of former United Nations climate official Ottmar Edenhofer: ‘One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole,’ said Edenhofer, who co-chaired the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group on Mitigation of Climate Change from 2008 to 2015… So what is the goal of environmental policy?.. ‘We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy,’ said Edenhofer… For those who want to believe that maybe Edenhofer just misspoke and doesn’t really mean that, consider that a little more than five years ago he also said that ‘the next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.’.. Mad as they are, Edenhofer’s comments are nevertheless consistent with other alarmists who have spilled the movement’s dirty secret. Last year, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, made a similar statement.” (some emphases added)

Modern Psychology Doing its Part to Mass Produce Obedient Sheeple – by Dylan Charles, WakingTimes.com – “Has modern psychology has become the science of disempowerment?..  You no longer have to be a bona fide psychiatrist to prescribe mood and mind-altering pharmaceuticals to patients young and old, as any general practitioner is now allowed to experiment on their patients in this regard. This helps to explain why some 78 million Americans are presently taking psychiatric pharmaceutical drugs, roughly 25% of the U.S. population. Which came first the diagnosis or the pill?.. Psychology is the study of behavior and the mind, but the role it plays in mass producing obedient sheeple is increasingly apparent… In 1961, well after the advent of lithium and thorazine, psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted what is now one of the world’s most famous psychological experiments. So critical it is supposed to be to our understanding of human nature that it is taught in nearly every psychology class… The Miligram experiment, as it’s known, is hailed as a milestone in our understanding of how people’s ethics can drastically change when responsibility for their actions is deferred on to an authority figure, such as an ‘expert’ or a leader. Intrigued by the role of Nazi military personnel in concentration camps during WWII, Milgram wanted to know how much coercion people needed in order to willingly inflict harm on another person.”

Aleppo_Doctors_ProtestSyria: Aleppo Doctors Fight Back Against US, NATO False Flags and Terrorism – by Proletären, 21stCenturyWire.com – ” ‘Most of the city is under the Syrian government’s control. A small part is in the hands of armed groups, or terrorists as we consider they are.’ ~ Dr Tony Sayegh… Aleppo is Syria’s largest city. During the conflict’s first year Aleppo was relatively calm, unlike many other Syrian cities. In July 2012 hell broke out. The story from medical doctor Tony Sayegh about life in the million-city is dramatically different from the one we usually hear. In this interview he talks about living under terror, about the sanctions and the road to peace… Hell on earth. Hospitals bombings. Tens of thousands of refugees… No one has been able to escape the dramatic news about Aleppo in North Western Syria. But Tony Sayegh is not satisfied with how the Western media describes the situation. The first thing he does when we reach him on the phone is to say thank you.”

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Silencing America as It Prepares for War – by John Pilger, Counterpunch.org – “Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and I saw his assassin, preparing to kill him. It was a baptism in the American way, along with the salivating violence of the Chicago police at the Democratic Party’s rigged convention.  The great counter revolution had begun… The first to be assassinated that year, Martin Luther King, had dared link the suffering of African-Americans and the people of Vietnam. When Janis Joplin sang, ‘Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose’, she spoke perhaps unconsciously for millions of America’s victims in faraway places… ‘We lost 58,000 young soldiers in Vietnam, and they died defending your freedom. Now don’t you forget it.’  So said a National Parks Service guide as I filmed last week at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. He was addressing a school party of young teenagers in bright orange T-shirts. As if by rote, he inverted the truth about Vietnam into an unchallenged lie.”

‘Unprecedented steps’: Russian military explores Kuril chain island as potential Pacific Fleet base – from RT.com – ” Russia might soon open a new naval base for its Pacific Fleet on one of the islands in the Kuril chain. A special military and geological commission is now assessing the infrastructure potential of Matua island, which Japan has also laid claims to… Some 200 members of the joint expedition by the Russian Ministry of Defence and the Russian Geographical Society are currently on Matua reviewing the state of infrastructure on the abandoned Soviet military base there… ‘The main goal of the expedition is to study the possibility of basing Pacific Fleet forces there,’ commander of the Eastern Military District, Colonel-General Sergey Surovikin said at a meeting with the district’s senior commanders… The expedition forces have built a mobile camp on Matua and are assessing three wartime runways to estimate the condition of the airfield and prospects of restoring them…”

Texas Suspends Over A MILLION Drivers Licenses – 15 min

France paralyzed by the ‘War of the Lefts’ –  by Pepe Escobar, RT.com – “May 2016 in France is certainly no May 1968 remix. It features a vortex of complicating factors, such as the “terra terra terra” psychosis (Paris is in a semi-disguised state of siege); the ongoing Nuit Debout movement at the Place de la Republique – the French version of Occupy Wall Street; and police with their nerves on edge complaining, and even demonstrating, that they are not getting all the love they need from the general population… May 2016 is essentially configured as a battle between the socialist government and French unions. It’s bound to get nastier. Police figures suggest 153,000 strikers/demonstrators this past Thursday – a huge mobilization day that touched public services and air transport; unions claim there were almost 300,000. The executive is beginning to use force to unblock key refineries. Panic at empty petrol stations is becoming the norm… Protestors clash with riot police during a demonstration against French labour law reforms in Paris, France, May 17, 2016. © Gonzalo Fuentes ‘Hollande desperate to pass French labor reforms by any means’… The Hollande-Valls duo has gone hardcore; the labor reform bill must be approved, otherwise that’s the end of the government. Valls’ red line is that if the bill goes, he also goes. Yet he’s already been forced to (slightly) backtrack; he’s now allowing “modifications” and “improvements” to the bill.”

Attorney Takes On State of California over Forced Vaccinations SB277 – by Denver Valenti, NaturalBlaze.com – “Almost a year ago, Governor Brown of California signed SB277 for mandatory vaccines which has been set to go into effect on July 1, 2016. The bill was prompted by the 2014 Disneyland measles outbreak and historically low levels of vaccination in some California schools. This law removes all exemptions: religious, medical, and philosophical. However, attorney T. Matthew Phillips believes the first amendment allows parents to exercise religion in the face of state-mandated vaccinations. He also says that children have a constitutional right to go to school, regardless of medical procedures. Ultimately a judge will decide which is more important: educating kids or vaccinating them.”

Henningsen on RT: ‘US has a covert agenda in Raqqa, Syria’w/RT video – from 21stCenturyWire.com & ARANews.net – ” ‘In Syria today with Gen. Joe Votel, Centcom commander, who visited anti-ISIS fighters and US military advisers,’ Washington Post columnist David Ignatius posted on Twitter on Saturday evening, most likely just before leaving Syria… Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, Kurdish official Idris Nassan said that the visit is significant sign of American support for SDF forces… Previously, the Pentagon had fears that the Kurds might opt to work with the Russians after Turkey pressured the United States to stop their cooperation with the Kurds. But the visit shows the importance of the US alliance with the Kurdish-led SDF forces… ‘It means that US military support for SDF will continue and US seriously plans a long-term coalition with the most reliable forces on the Syrian ground. I think that the US interest in Kurds, which is reflected in these high-ranking visits, will soon lead to accept their desire to liberate west of the Euphrates and postpone battle of Raqqa,’ Nasan told ARA News.”

Paris-Riot_PoliceFrance: “State of Emergency” Extends State Terrorism as Nationwide Protests Gather Momentum – by Vanessa Beeley, 21stCenturyWire.com – “As riots, strikes and protests sweep across France, ostensibly driven by a revolt against new labour laws introduced by the Government’s labour reform bill, we ask if we are seeing the escalation of the chaos strategy designed to create unrest and divide social movements, thus undermining any genuine grass-roots organisation against the ever extending “state of emergency”… “In France, the ex-Central Director of the National Police, Frédéric Péchenard, forcefully criticised the way in which the Minister of the Interior is managing the current security crisis. He noted the incoherence of extending the state of emergency during the Euro 2016 football games – either there exists a serious threat, in which case the state of emergency should be declared and all major gatherings forbidden, or else the risk is only moderate, in which case the state of emergency should be lifted in order to organise the Euro 2016.” ~  VoltaireNet

CDC forced to reveal documents proving Thimerosal vaccine preservative causes autism – by Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com – “While the mainstream media — largely funded by pharmaceutical corporations — ridiculously continues to claim any link between autism and vaccines is a “conspiracy theory,” the link actually turns out to be evidence-based FACT… From the Health Advice story linked above: When the results of the Verstraeten study were first reported outside the CDC in 2005, there was no evidence that anyone but Dr. Verstraeten within the CDC had known of the very high 7.6-fold elevated relative risk of autism from exposure to Thimerosal during infancy. But now, clear evidence exists. A newly-acquired abstract from 1999 titled, “Increased risk of developmental neurologic impairment after high exposure to Thimerosal containing vaccine in first month of life” required the approval of top CDC officials prior to its presentation at the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference.”

DARPA Teams Up With Mainstream Media to Push Microchips for Your Children – by Phillip Schneider, WakingTimes.com – “It’s hard to imagine the mainstream media stooping to an even lower low than where they’re at right now, but rest assured, if you start to become comfortable with them they’ll push that line even farther… This time, NBC is pushing that Orwellian envelope to an extreme level as it advocates for human microchipping of children ‘sooner rather than later’… In a recently televised report from NBC News, they liken having your child microchipped by the state at birth to something as societally normalized as bar codes for consumer goods: ‘When barcodes first came out in the late 1960s, people were appalled. They were wary of them and did not understand the concept. Today, it is so commonplace, we don’t even notice it. A microchip would work much in the same way’ – NBC… This statement reveals the mentality that these types of people have, thinking of us not as human beings, but as cattle needing to be tagged by their our owners.”

Genetically modified polio virus being redeployed as a cancer treatment… FDA pushing for quick approval… what could possibly go wrong? – by Daniel Barker, NaturalNews.com – “The treatment, which uses a genetically-altered version of the polio virus to fight cancer cells, has been given fast track status for Phase 2 trials. If the Phase 2 trials are successful, Phase 3 testing may not be required, and a drug based on the treatment could be made available within a few years… Phase 1 trials of the treatment on an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma were successful enough to give many people hope that a revolutionary new cancer-fighting weapon might be on the horizon… From The Daily Beast: ‘The Duke medical team elegantly describes the mechanism and their experience with the drug using cautious tones and measured excitement. The tone of correspondent Scott Pelley’s narrative, however, is considerably less guarded. ‘Some of the patients [in the study] use words that doctors don’t use, like “miracle” and “cure.” ‘.. In an email to Med Page Today, clinical director of the Breast Oncology Program at the University of Michigan, Daniel Hayes, MD, called the original 60 Minutes piece “irresponsible journalism.”.. Hayes wrote: ‘This is what’s wrong with medical coverage by the press … and cancer coverage specifically. Breathless hype over ‘breakthroughs’ before the scientific process has demonstrated that the new approach is or is not better than what we do.’ “

Narendra_ModiModi Treads the Path of Sultan Erdogan – by Tayyab Baloch, GPolit.com – “now Modi has adopted the same alleyway of Erdogan in India through joining the unipolar club to contain regional integration. China’s belt road initiative has reached to the door of India but unfortunately, Modi is not only going to close the door but he has also adopted an aggressive policy to barricade it in the south Asian region and the Indian Ocean.  Indian current strategic tilt towards the US and Saudi Arabia has signaled that India is not only going to on board with unipolar world to contain Russia and China led multipolarity of globe from the Indian Ocean to Asia-pacific region but it is also going to line up herself with Saudi Arabia and Turkey in the new emerging The Saudi-Chinese Cold War. For this purpose, Saudi Arabia is facilitating India in South Asia and Muslim countries to contain China while as a result India is assisting Saudi Arabia in Iranian Sistan e Baluchistan against Iran.”

Russia forces kill 5 Daesh militants in North Caucasus – from PressTV.ir – “Russian law enforcement forces have killed five militants linked with the Daesh terrorist group and arrested three others during separate counterterrorism operations in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia… ‘As a result of a special operation in the town of Malgobek and an anti-terrorist operation in the town of Nazran, five militants have been killed and three others detained following fierce clashes,’ Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement released on Thursday… ‘Russian special services have intelligence that certain Daesh groups are preparing terrorist attacks in Russia and European nations,’ Andrey Przhezdomsky, the committee’s spokesman warned… ‘In particular, a battalion formed mainly from recruits from North Caucasus headed by Akhmed Chetayev, nicknamed One-Handed,’ Przhezdomsky noted… He went on to say Russian border guards and special services are doing their best to stem the flow of terrorists to and from Syria through Turkey.”

Facebook deliberately censors content on certain topics, including vaccines and immigration – by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com – “In recent days there has been much buzz over the allegation that Facebook censors its “trending” news stories to drown out conservative and right-leaning news and websites, even if those stories are in fact trending across the Web. Former Facebook “news curators” – the editors responsible for identifying those trending stories, writing up short descriptions and adding a link to the stories in the trending section – said there was a concerted effort to push Left-wing and liberal news sites, even if their stories weren’t trending… But now, as Breitbart News is reporting, advocates for trimming immigration into the U.S. say those claims are just the beginning… The immigration control advocates say that Facebook also suppresses users who promote material that could ultimately undermine the social media giant’s lobbying efforts to expand immigration law to include more [cheaper] foreign labor. They also say that FB has stopped being a fair communications facilitator and now is, instead, a “political combatant” that is used much the way Left-wing academics use college campuses to trash conservatism and promote all manner of liberal causes.”

Media Ignoring a MAJOR Part of the Facebook Scandal – by Jeff Dunetz, MRCTV.org – “The liberal media are all over one part of the Facebook scandal story – and ignoring another. Generally, media have covered the accusations that the social media site is censoring conservative news and sources from their trending news feed. Coincidentally, this is also the part of the Facebook story affecting the media… Potentially a bigger scandal (because it affects more people) is the accusation that Facebook censors individual member pages, blogs, smaller media outlets, and discussion groups reflecting a conservative point of view.  Sometimes, the sites are shut down, sometimes they are simply threatened into silence… (Tod) Starnes’ interest in Facebook censorship may stem from the time he was placed in the Facebook penitentiary. You may want to make sure there are no kids in the room before you go on (sarcasm) because the Fox News host’s “horrible” violation was a post mentioning four offensive subjects in the same paragraph. The proper nouns were: Paula Deen, Chick-fil-A, the NRA and Jesus Christ… ‘I’m about as politically incorrect as you can get. I’m wearing an NRA ball cap, eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich, reading a Paula Deen cookbook and sipping a 20-ounce sweet tea while sitting in my Cracker Barrel rocking chair with the Gaither Vocal Band singing ‘Jesus Saves’ on the stereo and a Gideon’s Bible in my pocket. Yes sir, I’m politically incorrect and happy as a June bug.’ “

Israeli_bomb-in_GazaIsraeli warplanes bomb besieged Gaza Strip – from PressTV.ir – “According to Palestinian media reports, the airstrikes hit an area west of Rafah and the Nuseirat refugee camp located in the southern and central Gaza Strip respectively… No casualties have yet been reported in the Thursday morning attacks that followed alleged reports of a rocket fired at an open area in the western part of the occupied Palestinian territories on Wednesday night… In early July 2014, Israel waged a war on the Gaza Strip. The 50-day military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children. Over 11,100 others – including 3,374 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people – were also wounded in the war. Israel continues to carry out attacks on the Palestinian strip from time to time.”

Israeli Start-up to Provide DHS With Facial Recognition Tech That Digs Up Character Traits – by Joseph Jankowski, ActivistPost.com – “The idea of having artificial intelligence (AI) profiling you to find out who you are, simply by looking at your face, is an idea that might scare some into thinking that this technology could lead to some very inaccurate predictions and government overreach… Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science at the University of Washington, is one of those people who think this type of AI profiling could get a little messy… ‘Can I predict that you’re an ax murderer by looking at your face and therefore should I arrest you?’ Domingos told the Washington Times. ‘You can see how this would be controversial.’.. Alexander Todorov, a Princeton psychology professor whose research includes facial perception, is also concerned… ‘The evidence that there is accuracy in these judgments is extremely weak,’ he said. ‘Just when we thought that physiognomy ended 100 years ago. Oh, well.’ ”

Bibi-VallsPalestinians reject Netanyahu’s offer for direct talks – from PressTV.ir – “Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has dismissed an Israeli proposal for direct negotiations instead of a French multilateral “peace” initiative, calling it an attempt to “buy time.”.. Hamdallah made the comments as he met French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who has held talks in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week to push Paris’s initiative… Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected the plan and called for direct negotiations…  ‘Direct negotiations with Netanyahu in the past have proven to be fruitless. Why should we repeat the same mistakes?’ Jamal Dajani, director of communications for Hamdallah, said on Monday… He made the remarks after Netanyahu rejected the French initiative, telling Valls that direct negotiations were the sole option.”

“Pre-Crime” Arrives In Chicago – Big Data Tells Cops Who’s Next To Be Shot – by Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com – “The Chicago PD is using an algorithm in order to generate a list of people from police databases in order to figure out who to “target.” Each individual on the list is provided a score based on arrests, shootings, affiliations with gangs, and other variables. The intent of the list is to predict who is next to be shot, or shoot someone, and once the list is updated, authorities then go visit individuals with the highest scores at their home. The individuals are then told that they’re on the list, and that they are being monitored the NYT reports… In this city’s urgent push to rein in gun and gang violence, the Police Department is keeping a list. Derived from a computer algorithm that assigns scores based on arrests, shootings, affiliations with gang members and other variables, the list aims to predict who is most likely to be shot soon or to shoot someone… ‘We are targeting the correct individuals,’ Mr. Johnson said. ‘We just need our judicial partners and our state legislators to hold these people accountable.’..     Miles Wernick, a professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, created the algorithm… Dr. Wernick says the model intentionally avoids using variables that could discriminate in some way, like race, gender, ethnicity and geography.(emph. added)

Leaked Tapes Expose Coup Plot Against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff – from SputnikNews.com – “On Monday, Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo revealed a recording of a conversation between the country’s planning minister Romero Juca and Sergio Machado, former CEO of state-owned oil company Petrobras subsidiary Transperto, calling for a carefully orchestrated and arguably-legal coup against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff… The conversation centered on “changing” the government to “stop the bleeding” revealed by the so-called Car Wash investigation into Petrobras’ corrupt practices. Both men are being actively investigated for corruption under the probe, and Juca resigned from his position on Monday… The leaked conversations feature Juca contemplating a possible Michel Temer government, with a condition that the ongoing probe be dissolved. This conversation took place just weeks before Rousseff was suspended from her post amid impeachment proceedings.”

Vaccinations: Deadly Immunity. Government Cover-up of a Mercury / Autism Scandal – “Government health agencies colluded with Big Pharma to hide the risks” – by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., GlobalResearch.ca – “In June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health officials gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood conference center in Norcross, Georgia. Convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the meeting was held at this Methodist retreat center, nestled in wooded farmland next to the Chattahoochee River, to ensure complete secrecy. The agency had issued no public announcement of the session — only private invitations to fifty-two attendees. There were high-level officials from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, the top vaccine specialist from the World Health Organization in Geneva and representatives of every major vaccine manufacturer, including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth and Aventis Pasteur. All of the scientific data under discussion, CDC officials repeatedly reminded the participants, was strictly “embargoed.” There would be no making photocopies of documents, no taking papers with them when they left.”

Shock Video! Gov. Caught Lying About Vaccine Dangers
Bombshell report destroys the hoax that vaccines are perfectly safe and effective – 29 min

GMO_CottonMonsanto’s Cotton Rejected Again: Burkina Faso Brings Back Indigenous Varieties – by Christina Sarich, NaturalBlaze.com – “Monsanto has been trying to take over Africa’s cotton for decades with their patented, genetically modified (GM) seed. Not without irony, Burkina Faso is just one of the African countries that has been wary of any of Monsanto’s GM seed, adding to the credo, ‘better off dead, than GM fed,’ when it came to accepting U.S. food aid that was primarily genetically altered. Africa’s biggest cotton grower in Burkina Faso is now phasing out Monsanto’s GM cotton and returning to indigenous varieties by 2018, due to concerns of cross-contamination of local crops and the less-than-stellar performance of Monsanto’s Bt variety… This move by a West African country is noteworthy because Africa has been the unnamed poster child for promoting genetically modified crops as a means to end hunger and stop poverty by biotech interests. Investors like Bill Gates have donated millions to try to help GM crops catch on throughout the continent, stating that genetically modified crops could ‘end world hunger by 2030.’..Strangely, not a single GM crop has proven to do such a thing — with failing yields, superweeds, cross-contamination of indigenous crop varieties, and a host of health problems associated with GM seed, which was created to help sell herbicides.”

Covering Up Climate Engineering Contamination, “EPA Caught Buying It’s Independent Science Advisors” – by Dane Wigington, GeoEngineeringWatch.org – “A lawsuit has been filed to expose the EPA for awarding $190 million in taxpayer grants to “independent” scientists in order to get the air quality test and research results desired by the EPA. This being said, please consider and remember this next statement very carefully, THERE IS A MUCH MORE CRITICAL CRIME OF CONCEALMENT contained in this EPA scenario than what the authors of the report (or the legal action) alleges. The report in question is from a source that is nothing more than a lobbyist/representative for the fossil fuel industry (EELI, The Energy Environmental Legal Institute). The attorney for EELI is Steve Milloy who is a textbook example of a self-serving and completely honorless fossil fuel industry lobbyist. While Milloy is trying to expose the EPA for their fraud because of the financial damage the EPA has inflicted on the planet plundering fossil fuel industry who pays him, in reality the EPA’s paid off scientists are hiding a crime of immensely greater gravity, the highly toxic fallout from the ongoing global climate engineering/weather warfare assault.”

Anonymous-You_Have_Been_HackedAnonymous Hits New York Stock Exchange, World Bank, The Fed, and Vatican — Total Media Blackout – by Jay Syrmopoulos, ActivistPost.com – “The initial attacks were reported in global corporate media, such as Reuters, with subsequent strikes being reported by independent outlets such as the IBTimes and HackRead. The most recent press release from Anonymous summarized some of the attacks of the past week, as global media has curiously stopped reporting on the attacks altogether… After announcing OpIcarus at the beginning of May, Anonymous released a list of institutions the collective plans to target, which is divided into four sections; websites associated with the U.S. Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sites owned by the World Bank, and over 150 sites associated with national banks around the globe… In just a few weeks, OpIcarus hackers have hit dozens of financial institutions listed in their online manifesto. Any questions about whether the hacktivists would be able to take out some of the more high-profile institutions seem to have been answered with the recent successful attacks on the World Bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve Banks, the Bank of France and the Bank of England — the central banks of the U.K. and France – and the Vatican.”

Israel delivers demolition notices for EU-funded water tanks in Hebron – from MaanNews.com – “The tanks were set up earlier in 2016 under a UN-funded water development program, Awad said… After Israeli authorities deliver a demolition order, the owners of the properties have seven days to remove the structures. If not, Israeli forces demolish the structures at the financial expense of the owners of the property… It remains unclear what legal pretext Israeli authorities used to issue the demolition orders… Israel has come under international condemnation over repeated demolitions of EU-funded structures, with some accusing the Israeli government of demolishing Palestinian structures in retaliation for the EU’s decision in November to enforce labeling laws that would indicate if a product was produced in one of Israel’s 196 illegal settlements… Since the start of 2016, Israeli forces have demolished 586 Palestinian-owned structures, leaving 800 Palestinians homeless in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to OCHA… According to the Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions, Israeli forces have demolished over 48,000 Palestinian homes and structures since the start of the occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 1967.”

Aleppo-Heavy_FightingBattle for Aleppo – the End of Erdogan’s Ottoman Dream in Syria – by atherine Shakdam, Journal-NEO.org – “Forget Damascus and forget President Bashar al-Assad’s seat of power – the real battle for Syria is being played out in the northern city of Aleppo, where Turkey dared dream it would revive its empire of old. Ankara here, is in for a rude awakening!.. So rude in fact that Turkish President Recep Erdogan is contemplating a military incursion into Syria – a move fraught with dangers, as it could potentially send Turkey in a collision course with not just Damascus, but two military superpowers; Iran and Russia. Needless to say that while both Moscow and Tehran have exercised restraint and measure when dealing with Ankara’s political folly, for the sake of regional stability; a direct military move against Syria would likely send ripples across the region that no amount of diplomacy will quiet… Turkey of course argues that its position is legitimate and true … how could it not, when Turkey has proven such a true NATO ally, such a bulwark against terror? President Erdogan’s main line of defense – or rather, attack is that he needs to absolutely protect Turkey’s national sovereignty against dangerous radical militants. Turkey’s right to self-defence is so imperious in fact that its expression justifies its trampling over the territorial integrity of another sovereign nation: Syria.”

Over 100 killed as blasts hit near Russian military bases in Syria’s Latakia province (VIDEO) – from RT.com – “Sham FM radio claims that the first explosion in Jableh occurred at the entrance to the town, where a car with an estimated equivalent of 250 kg of TNT inside blew up… Three more blasts were reported in a residential area of another coastal town, Tartus, eyewitnesses told RIA Novosti… At least 20 were killed there, SANA and RIA Novosti said citing police sources… According to Syrian state TV, one of the Tartus explosions was a car bomb, while another was caused by a suicide bomber… Both towns targeted by Monday attacks are close to facilities used by the Russian task force in Syria… The Martyr Basil al-Assad International Airport, next to Jableh, has hosted Russia’s Khmeimim airbase and reconciliation center since September 2015… The port of Tartus has been used for years by the Russian Navy as a feeder base. The port has been extensively used for delivering military supplies to the Russian contingent in the country… An eye-witness of the blast in Tartus told RT that the bus station that was targeted was destroyed… ‘Most of the bus-station is down, completely destroyed. It’s very new to this city, it’s never happened before. People are angry, and sad.’ “

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