Web Research Links for the Week of 7/16/18

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From the Technocratic-Morass Desk: The political representation of the European people – by Etienne Balibar – https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/etienne-balibar/political-representation-of-european-people – “EB: Frankly, I find it astonishing that no debate on the crisis besetting European construction is taking place in the European Parliament. Maybe it would be a cacophony, speeches with fascist leanings would be delivered by populist forces, some of which are already in power or about to enter government. But we can’t ignore the fact that the crisis of the system is also its lack of democracy. The more profound it gets, the more technocrats will argue that the population should not have its say. They fear that their capacity for action will be paralysed.”

Illegal Immigrant BEHEADS 13-Year-Old Special Needs Girl, Murders Grandmother, Officials Sayhttps://www.dailywire.com/news/33077/mexican-drug-cartel-beheads-13-year-old-girl-ryan-saavedra – “Several days after the murders, authorities had Aguilar and Palomino in custody. Aguilar allegedly confessed to the crimes… Investigators said that they recovered two knives that they believe were used as the murder weapons and that both of the men’s cellphones gave off signals in the area of the crimes during the time they were committed.”

FBI Chief Mueller Drops Indictments against Russia Intel Ops. as Deep State Panics Over Trump-Putin Summit – by Helen Buyniski – https://www.globalresearch.ca/fbi-chief-mueller-drops-indictments-against-russia-intel-ops-as-deep-state-panics-over-trump-putin-summit/5647560 – “US courts will indict a ham sandwich, goes the proverb. Mueller indicted 13 Russians linked to the “troll farm” Internet Research Agency in February, hoping that they wouldn’t bother to appear in court, not being bound by US law or having anything to gain by participating in his show trial. But a few sent their lawyers and demanded discovery, which would have forced Mueller to reveal the evidence he had against them. Finding his own indictments riddled with errors – one of the companies named didn’t even exist at the time of the election – Mueller quietly backpedaled. Score one for the Russians.”

Legal Proof The Russians Really Did Not Hack Or Disrupt The U.S. Elections? – by Catherine Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/legal-proof-the-russians-really-did-not-hack-or-disrupt-the-u-s-elections.html – “William Binney, former NSA technical director, dispels the Russian wire taps in the following video (17 min)… I’m going to let Mr. Binney explain the shenanigans pulled off, as he’s the expert data detective…Binney says it’s a “local” job, and it wasn’t a hack—neither from overseas nor from the Russians… According to Binney, Guccifer 2 was manipulating the data and, therefore, the data is false!.. “It’s fabricated data.”  There is ‘Forensic proof it was not a Russian hack but a local hack via a “thumb drive”.’..’We need to expose the bad actors in the Deep State!’

Beheadings Are Now Occurring: UN Sponsored Mexican Cartel Justice Comes to America – by Dave Hodges – http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/beheadings-are-now-occurring-un-sponsored-mexican-cartel-justice-comes-to-america/ – “Last night, this same Border Patrol Agent called me at the number on my business card. He stated that he had been reading my articles and that he felt that I was expressing a deep understating the problem. However, he unequivocally stated my knowledge of UN involvement on the border was significantly outdated and understated.  He stated ‘the UN is already here and he has seen clear evidence that they are calling the shots on the border’… This agent claims that he has encountered UN personnel at the detention facilities that he and fellow agents take the illegal immigrants to, such as MS-13, after arresting them. I asked him how he knew there were UN representatives at the border, he said he saw the proof in the sign-in sheets at the detention centers. Also, he noted that members of the World Health Organization have been in attendance as well. So, Dr. Jane Orient’s fears of a pandemic invasion may indeed be well-founded.”
Meet Lisa H. Barsoomian – The Wife of Whom?https://patriots4truth.org/2018/03/27/meet-lisa-h-barsoomian-the-wife-of-who/ – “Why does Barsoomian, CIA operative, merit any mention?.. BECAUSE… She is Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s WIFE… That’s why… Barsoomian’s loyalties are tainted… How could this not have influenced Rosenstein?.. This clearly violates the appearance of impropriety attorney’s rules?.. Both owe their careers as US attorneys to Muller, Obama, Bush, and the Clintons… Impartiality? That’s impossible… Rod Rosenstein has no business involving himself in the Hillary Clinton-DNC funded Steel dossier, and the ongoing Russia investigation… Much less the selection of his mentor and his wife’s mentor Robert Muller as Special Counsel.”

Liberals increasingly living in cesspools of human filth and raw sewage, all while being preoccupied with “climate change” instead of cleaning up their own streets – by Ethan Huff – https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-15-liberals-increasingly-living-in-cesspools-of-human-filth-and-raw-sewage.html – ” One of the most “progressive” cities in the country – a well-known hotbed of liberalism, replete with aggressive activism for things like LGBT rights and government action on “climate change” – has become so filthy and disgusting due to its “anything goes” policies that a major medical convention has decided to stop holding its events there… The city in question is San Francisco.”

CONFIRMED: Barack Obama was running the entire spygate operation that violated federal law to spy on Trump campaign officials – by Jayson Veley – https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-01-confirmed-barack-obama-was-running-the-entire-spygate-operation.html – “One thing that we know for sure is that Obama’s spying on Trump’s team is turning out to be a much bigger and more significant scandal than the so-called “Russia collusion” narrative ever was. In fact, just this past weekend, Michael Barone of the New York Post made the argument that Obama’s spying scandal has reached a point where it is now starting to resemble Watergate… ‘The crime at the root of Watergate was an attempt at surveillance of the DNC after George McGovern seemed about to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, just as the government misconduct in Russiagate was an attempt at surveillance of the Republican Party’s national campaign after Trump clinched its nomination,’ Barone wrote.”

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Web Research Links for the Week of 7/9/18

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World Cup final interrupted by pitch invasion, Pussy Riot claims responsibilityhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-16/world-cup-final-interrupted-by-pussy-riot-pitch-invasion/9997402

No 5th Column in the Kremlin? Think Again! – by The Saker – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/no-5th-column-kremlin-think-again/ri23995 – “First, I want to begin by sharing with you a short video translated by the Saker Community of one of the most astute Russian analysts, Ruslan Ostashko, who wonders how it is that a rabidly pro-western and vociferously anti-Putin radio station named “Ekho Moskvy” manages not only to elude normal Russian legislation, but even gets money from the gas giant Gazprom, which is majority-owned by the Russian state. Ekho Moskvy is also so pro-Israeli that it has earned the nickname “Ekho Matsy” (Ekho Moskvy means “Echo of Moscow” whereas “Ekho Matsy” means “Echo of the Matzo”). Needless to say, that radio has the unwavering and total support of the US Embassy… Putin is an exceedingly patient man and, at least so far, he won most, if not all, of his battles. I don’t believe that anybody can predict for sure how things will play out, but what is certain is that trying to understand Russia without being aware of the internal conflicts and the interests groups fighting for power is futile. In her 1000 year long history, internal enemies have always been far more dangerous for Russia than external ones. This is unlikely to change in the future.”

YouTube Will Now Decide FOR YOU What Is And What Isn’t AUTHORITATIVE NEWS! – by Dan Dicks, Press for Truth (6 min)

Trump Should Fire Rosenstein Immediately – by Paul Craig Roberts – https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/07/13/trump-should-fire-rosenstein-immediately/ – “If you read the indictment, you will see that it consists of nothing but improbable accusations. There is no way on earth that the US Justice (sic) Department would be able to acquire the information in this fictional story that Rosenstein has presented. Moreover, there is no sign whatsoever of any evidence in the indictment. Rosenstein knows that he needs no evidence, because the accused will never be brought to trial. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/13/rosenstein-says-12-russian-intel-officers-indicted-in-special-counsels-probe.html.”

Body Language analysis – Peter Strzok’s Congressional Hearing (35 min) – https://bombardsbodylanguage.com/2018/07/13/body-language-peter-strzok-congressional-hearing/

America – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/07/13/america/ – “In America they build flying war robots, but you can’t drink the water. America is where the empire keeps its billionaires and bombs… Giant wars left Europe a mess many years ago, so America rose to the top. Now it’s where many rich and powerful influencers centralize their operations. America is the cattle prod used to compel the world to march along with the interests of western aristocrats. Governments which comply are rewarded with military “protection”, while noncompliant governments are sanctioned and bombed. The Mafia does this also.” – Comment: IMO Caitlin is the best all-around writer on the Internet these days.

Lawyer: Monsanto Bullied Scientists And Hid Weedkiller’s Cancer Risks – by Mac Slavo – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/lawyer-monsanto-bullied-scientists-and-hid-weedkillers-cancer-risks_07102018 – “Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent researchers,” said the attorney Brent Wisner, who presented internal Monsanto emails that he said showed how the agrochemical company rejected critical research and expert warnings over the years while pursuing and helping to write favorable analyses of their products. “They fought science,” added Wisner, who is representing Dwayne  Johnson.  Johnson alleges Monsanto is to blame for the cancer that has been aggressively spreading throughout his entire body.”

COLLUSION: Peter Strzok reveals THREE different versions of the ‘Trump Dossier’ – FBI Special agent caught hiding fact of multiple versions of dossier during questioning by House Judiciary Committee – by Seraphim Hanisch – http://theduran.com/collusion-peter-strzok-reveals-three-different-versions-of-the-trump-dossier/

Court Gives Clearance for TSA to Molest and Falsely Arrest Air Travelers – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/court-gives-clearance-tsa-molest-and-falsely-arrest-air-travelers.html – “By granting DHS employees immunity the Justice Department has put them effectively above the law… The Appeals Court majority claimed to be “sympathetic” to American’s civil rights: ‘The majority said it was “sympathetic” to concerns that its decision would leave fliers with “very limited legal redress” for alleged mistreatment by aggressive or overzealous screeners, which adds to the ordinary stresses of air travel.’.. What this means is that Americans will no longer see headlines like these: ● TSA Agent Arrested for Sexually Molesting South Korean Woman at NYC’s LaGuardia Airport , ● TSA agent captured allegedly groping travelers he found attractive , ● TSA has no excuse to continue the groping – (emphasis added)

Thinking Outside the Quantum Box – by Bernardo Kastrup –  http://noetic.org/blog/communications-team/thinking-outside-quantum – “The problem, of course, is that the hypothesis of a universe whose very existence depends on our minds contradicts mainstream scientific intuitions. So physicists scramble to interpret quantum theory in a way that makes room for a mind-independent reality. A popular way to do this entails postulating imagined, empirically unverifiable, theoretical entities defined as observer-independent. Naturally, this goes beyond mere interpretation; it adds redundant baggage to quantum theory, in the sense that the theory needs none of this stuff to successfully predict what it predicts.” Note: Quantum theory does not say that the existence of “the universe” depends on “our minds,” it says that the existence of a quantum phenomenon depends on its observation. Who or what is observing is the open question.

Ross Ulbricht Denied Supreme Court Petition as Alleged Silk Road Co-Conspirator Faces Extradition to U.S. – by Derrick Broze – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/ross-ulbricht-denied-supreme-court-petition-as-alleged-silk-road-co-conspirator-faces-extradition-to-u-s.html – “The U.S. Supreme Court disagreed with this assessment and decided not to hear the case. ‘The Supreme Court’s denial of Ross’ petition is devastating to us personally, but also to the Fourth Amendment and privacy rights of all Americans,’ Lyn Ulbricht, mother of Ross Ulbricht, told Activist Post… ‘We had hoped that not only would Ross receive relief from the Court, but that the federal government would finally be required to obtain a warrant before surveilling and seizing our internet browsing history.’ ”

True Artificial Consciousness – Is It Possible? – by Sean Webb – http://noetic.org/blog/communications-team/true-artificial  – An interesting line of speculation. Webb possits that our nervous system somehow connects to an all-loving consciousness field that seemingly must be “out there” somewhere (all around us?). However, I would speculate that all living beings, down to the sub-atomic particle level are connected to the non-spatial, non-temporal quantum “zero point” and arise from this quantum phenomenon, and that cybernetic systems cannot become living-like-Pinnochio by some kind of retroactive hookup to the living quantum. Living systems must, I think, emerge naturally as an expression of life.

Globalists Are Telling Us Exactly What Disasters They’re Planning For The Economy – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/globalists-are-telling-us-exactly-what-disasters-theyre-planning-for-the-economy.html – “…globalist institutions controlled by the BIS are telling us exactly what is about to happen. With the US slated to enter a steep decline, and stagflationary dangers looming, major players are moving into gold and to some extent silver. It only makes sense that the common man, while he is still able, place a percentage of his savings into these commodities as well… With tangible commodities in hand, backed by the stability of localized trade, any community could weather the storm of a fiscal downturn. Without these things, survival is far less certain. The very despots that have the ability to cause a collapse are telling us a collapse is about to happen. It is time to take the matter seriously, and prepare accordingly.”

From the Future’s-So-Bright Desk: Verizon Video Features Employees Explaining How They Are Ignoring “The Precautionary Principle” to Unleash Harmful 5G Technology All Over The World With a cheerful little promo video from Verizon (3 min) – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/verizon-video-features-employees-explaining-how-they-are-ignoring-the-precautionary-principle-to-unleash-harmful-5g-technology-all-over-the-world.html – “5G and small cell tower installation has been protested all over the world by doctors, scientists, environmental groups and more… A few weeks ago, Dr. Naomi Wolf began posting on social media about what recently installed 5G is doing to New Yorkers and their pets… In London, one father has posted pictures of his son who is having bloody noses from newly installed infrastructure.” Comment: First, do no harm.

New App “Report It, Don’t Ignore It” Encourages Students To Spy On Each Other – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/new-app-report-it-dont-ignore-it-encourages-students-to-spy-on-each-other.html – “The “Report It, Don’t Ignore It” application released by Henderson County Public Schools is encouraging students to spy on each other and report suspicious activity within the app, Blue Ridge Now reported… Henderson County students in the upcoming school year will be able to report their peers to administrators using their smartphones… The app is available on both Android, IOS and has a web version which allows users to upload up to three pictures or screenshots of physical or social media threats, in a field for “Optional Supporting Evidence.”.. Users of the app will be able to report a number of categories including threats, bullying, drugs, fighting, a personal crisis, vandalism, weapons and others, directly to school administrators who can immediately alert law enforcement if needed.”

Tesla seals deal for Shanghai plant to make 500,000 cars a year – Effort will include battery production, R&D center and sales operation – http://www.atimes.com/article/tesla-seals-deal-for-shanghai-plant-to-make-500000-cars-a-year/Chinese Technocrats are sabotaging their own auto industry, bringing in BMW and now Tesla.

Mother Who Was Sexually Trafficked as a Child in Foster Care Has Her Own Baby Medically Kidnapped – Fears for Her Safety – http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/mother-who-was-sexually-trafficked-as-a-child-in-foster-care-has-her-own-baby-medically-kidnapped-fears-for-her-safety/  – “First time parents, Jennifer Guskin and Scott McFalls, were concerned about their baby’s weight, but none of the three pediatricians they consulted noticed that baby Iris had a tongue and lip tie… By the time they found a doctor who figured it out, CPS had already decided to take their baby from them… It is the kind of nightmare scenario that could happen to any family. Doctors may not always be able to figure out why a child isn’t gaining weight, but as soon as the baby is diagnosed with failure to thrive, Child Protective Services is often quick to blame the parents and seize the child.” – Comment: One more sordid tale of CPS and Medical “Expert” mis- and malfeasance.

Jack Burkman Press Conference on Seth Rich murder investigation with anonymous witness “Luke” – with video (60 min) and transcript: https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/seth-rich-murder-witness-press-conference/– btw, the author of the transcript mistakenly calls Jack “Mark Burkman.”

BOMBSHELL: Members Of Robert Mueller’s Team May Have Sent Anti-Trump Texts – by Alan Moore – https://www.dcstatesman.com/bombshell-members-of-robert-muellers-team-may-have-sent-anti-trump-texts/ – “Former New York City Mayor and lawyer for President Trump Rudy Giuliani revealed that he believes there are current members of Robert Mueller’s special investigation who have sent anti-Trump texts… He also indicated that no deal has been made for President Trump to sit down with Robert Mueller. Giuliani said, ‘They haven’t come up with a scintilla of evidence; no facts, that the President had anything to do with the Russians.’ ”

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials – by Andrew Jacobs – https://www.lightonconspiracies.com/opposition-to-breast-feeding-resolution-by-u-s-stuns-world-health-officials/ – “American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that many experts say can have deleterious effects on young children… When that failed, they turned to threats, according to diplomats and government officials who took part in the discussions. Ecuador, which had planned to introduce the measure, was the first to find itself in the cross hairs… The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced… In the end, the Americans’ efforts were mostly unsuccessful. It was the Russians who ultimately stepped in to introduce the measure — and the Americans did not threaten them.” (emphasis added) – Note: The American delegation also interfered with health policy at the meeting in other ways mentioned in this article.

Who Is Isolating Whom? – by Martin Sieff – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/07/09/who-is-isolating-whom.html – “How can the United States, NATO, the EU or the Group of Seven now claim to uphold democratic values around the globe when two democracies with a combined population of more almost 1.5 billion – double the population of all the 28 nations combined in the EU and almost five times the population of the United States – have now opted to join the SCO?.. Why did Delhi and Islamabad both decide upon such an epochal move? Clearly, they did so in large part because both nations fear the future potential coercive designs of the Western alliances against either of them… Therefore despite US efforts at engineering Regime Change from Ukraine to Brazil, the accession of India and Pakistan to the SCO confirms the isolation of NATO in the wider world, shrinking the alliance’s expansion into Eastern Europe to just the western end of Eurasia and the periphery of East Asia.”

Estonia is the focus of a powerful initiative by the globalist techocrats to bring about their One World Government under the control of pathological ego (see the recent videos by Aaron and Melissa Dykes at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2frpU6nkb_I&t=163s & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf7sY_JNQLI ). It’s interesting that Vishen Lakhiani has chosen it as the place to reveal the new iteration of his Mindvalley enterprise. While healing the education and socialization process of the world’s children is certainly an important and desirable goal, I wonder if what Vishen is proposing is not instead the creation of the ultimate system of social conditioning to create a technologically entrained population that will comply to tyranny without question and love their slavery.

Web Research Links for the Week of 7/2/18

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U.S. forces leaving al-Tanf…and Syria: Russia remains in The Levant – by Elijah J. Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2018/07/05/us-forces-leaving-al-tanfand-syria-russia-remains-in-the-levant/ – “Russian advisors visiting the Syrian capital Damascus are confident that the US forces will pull out of al-Tanf and will also aim to completely withdraw from north of Syria (al-Hasaka and Deir-Ezzour) in the next six months… According to top decision makers based in Damascus, the US President Donald Trump is pushing his administration to approve an already prepared total withdrawal plan. Despite Trump’s limited knowledge of foreign policy and being unaware of the consequences of his decisions in the international arena, however, he found no convincing elements – said the sources, who asked to remain anonymous – in the presentation by his administration where US forces could benefit from the continuation of their presence in such a hostile environment and without suffering hits in the future. Trump’s biggest fear to see the US special forces deployed in the north of Syria and in Iraq returning to the country “in plastic bags”. He would certainly find it hard to offer any explanation for the US occupation of the Levant after the defeat of ISIS (the “Islamic State” group) or what remained of it in Syria and Iraq.”

US, Iran Clash in Hormuz Strait: Not an Improbable Scenario – by Peter Korzun – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/07/07/us-iran-clash-in-hormuz-strait-not-improbable-scenario.html – ” Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani  warned the United States about consequences. He said shipments from other countries would be disrupted if Iranian oil exports were suspended. Qassem Solaimani, the commander of the Al Quds Force in the Revolutionary Guards, joined him to confirm that his country will block oil shipments through the Hormuz Strait if the US administration stops Iranian oil exports. Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said that ‘either all can use the Strait of Hormuz or no one.’ “

This Is What Modern War Propaganda Looks  Like – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/this-is-what-modern-war-propaganda-looks-like-ffb523ce8be – “Whenever you see the sudden emergence of an attractive media campaign that is sympathetic to the plight of civilians in a resource-rich nation unaligned with the western empire, you are seeing propaganda. When that nation is surrounded by other nations with similar human rights transgressions and yet those transgressions are ignored by that same media campaign, you are most certainly seeing propaganda. When that nation just so happens to already be the target of starvation sanctions and escalated covert CIA ops, you can bet the farm that you are seeing propaganda… This is what war propaganda looks like in the era of social media. It will never look ugly. It will never directly show you its real intentions. If it did, it wouldn’t work. It can’t just come right out and say “Hey we need to do horrible, evil things to the people in this country on the other side of the world in your name using your resources, please play along without making a fuss.” It will necessarily look fresh and fun and rebellious. It will look appealing. It will look sexy.”

Israeli Forces Strike Syrian Forces Positions East Of Golan Heightshttps://southfront.org/israeli-forces-strike-syrian-forces-positions-east-of-golan-heights/ – “The attack came amid repeated Israeli claims that the Syrian military is about to violate or is already violating the buffer zone between Israel and Syria establsihed under the 1974 agreement. Using this as a pretext, Israeli officials threatened Syria with military strikes.”

Imran Awan Skates – Bill Still reports on Awan plea deal (7 min) – https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/imran-awan-skates/

Where is the world economy going?Michael Pento: When The Yield Curve Inverts Soon, The Next Recession Will Start (36 min)Not only is a recession extremely likely, the global debt system has no tools to deal with it left in the box.

From the Official-State-Propaganda Desk: UK Police: Poisoned Couple Handled ‘Contaminated Item’https://www.voanews.com/a/britain-nerve-agent-that-sickened-couple-identical-to-skripal-poisoning/4469092.html – “The couple was found unconscious Saturday in Amesbury, 13 kilometers from Salisbury, where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found in March… Security Minister Ben Wallace told the BBC on Thursday investigators believe the new exposure is a result of the March incident and not a new attack directed at Sturgess and Rowley.” – Note: Initial reports stated that Dawn Sturgess, one of the supposedly affected couple, went in with symptoms early in the day and that Charlie Rowley, a registered heroin addict, had symptoms and went into hospital several hours later. Amesbury, where they are now said to have been found unconscious, is about 4 km from the UK’s Porton Down Chemical Weapons Facility.

“My Street, My Choice!” Website Provides Helpful Guide to Stop 4G and 5G Small Cell Towers From Being Installed Near Homes and Everywhere Else. – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/my-street-my-choice-website-provides-helpful-guide-to-stop-4g-and-5g-small-cell-towers-from-being-installed-near-homes-and-everywhere-else.html

Secret US 2006 Gov’t Document Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria By Using Extremists, Muslim Brotherhood, Elections – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/secret-us-2006-govt-document-reveals-plan-to-destabilize-syria-by-using-extremists-muslim-brotherhood-elections.html – “it must be remembered that the goal to impose hegemony across the world by the Anglo-financier system is not some fly-by-night venture that cropped up in 2011 to be easily abandoned in 2018. Indeed, the plan to destroy Syria has spanned nearly four decades, only moving into high gear in 2011 under the Obama administration… While the destabilization initiative did begin in earnest under Obama’s watch, the truth is that previous administration were also heavily involved in the planning of Syria’s destruction… For instance, in 2006, TIME revealed a leaked two-page document circulating amongst key figures in the Bush administration that openly stated that the U.S. was ‘supporting regular meetings of internal and diaspora Syrian activists’ in Europe. The document made no bones about expressing hope that ‘these meetings will facilitate a more coherent strategy and plan of actions for all anti-Assad activists.’ ”

Police Union Calls for Banning of Books in High School Because They Mention Police Brutality – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/police-union-calls-for-banning-of-books-in-high-school-because-they-mention-police-brutality.html – ” ‘ Censorship is a necessity of the police state. Peaceful ideas that oppose the status quo expose the insidious nature of the establishment and are therefore stricken from the public record. This has long been the practice of all empires and it is currently the practice in America today. Case in point: police in South Carolina are attempting to get two books in a school banned because they talk about police brutality and corruption… The Fraternal Order of Police in Tri-County have made their case public and are demanding that  Angie Thomas’s multiple award-winning novel about police brutality, The Hate U Give, on a school’s summer reading list, be banned. The union referred to the book as “almost an indoctrination of distrust of police.”.. Another book on the radar of the union to be banned is Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys, which sees a teenage boy trying to overcome his distrust of the police after he is wrongly suspected of shoplifting and then beaten by an officer. All American Boys even features a cop as a protagonist and mentor, yet the union wants it gone.”

Verizon Chairman and CEO, Lowell McAdam, “5G is Very Disruptive Technology.” Let Me Count The Very Disruptive Ways. – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/verizon-chairman-and-ceo-lowell-mcadam-5g-is-very-disruptive-technology-let-me-count-the-very-disruptive-ways.html – “For the last few years, every security expert on the planet has been warning that “connecting everything together” through 5G and The Internet of Things (IoT) could even have long-term catastrophic world-wide consequences.  IoT already has an almost 75% failure rate.  Doesn’t that sound disruptive enough to avoid?.. 5G means installing small cell towers everywhere – including in front of homes, in public rights of ways, etc.  That’s disruptive.  Many people are ticked off about this for many reasons – including reduction of their property value… McAdam also said 5G is good for the environment.  OMG No!  In September 2017, 180 scientists and doctors demanded a moratorium on the installation of 5G small cell tower infrastructure due to biological and environmental risks.”

Basic Law of the Jungle – The Playing Out of the Endgame in the Syrian War – by Evegny Satanovsky, translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront – https://southfront.org/basic-law-of-the-jungle/ – ” Moscow’s position is obvious – it requires Ankara to separate the opposition in Idlib with the elimination of Jabhat al-Nusra supporters. Ankara plans to put these groups under the control both through reconciliation and through the absorption of their groups by pro-Turkish opposition groups. In this case, a non-agreement-capable opposition group remains in Idlib, making any attempts of creating a constitution impossible. Even more so, in Ankara’s plans for Syria there is no desire to conduct a dialogue with Damascus about the future political architecture of this country.”

Mainstream Media Admits FBI Groomed Terrorist for 4th of July Attack, Gave Him Supplies – by Rachel Blevins – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/mainstream-media-admits-fbi-groomed-terrorist-for-4th-of-july-attack-gave-him-supplies.html – “An innocent man is now facing terrorism charges after he was caught plotting a bombing at a Fourth of July celebration and then arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The only problem is that the plot was created by undercover FBI agents, who convinced the man to agree to a role in the plan, and then provided him with supplies… Demetrius Pitts, 48, is now facing criminal charges after conversations with undercover agents led to his arrest. According to the criminal complaint against Pitts, the FBI claimed that its agents reached out to him because he made comments on Facebook that indicated he may be interested in joining al-Qaeda, traveling overseas for training, and then returning to the U.S. to carry out an attack… While it is not clear what the comments from Pitts—who was reportedly using a Facebook account with a different name—stated exactly, it is clear that there was no indication he actually planned on carrying out a terrorist attack. In fact, a report from NBC News admitted that ‘there’s no indication that Pitts could have carried off any attack on his own.’ ”

The Plan to Destabilize Russia with Islamic State Terror (with very good video, behind paywall) – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.newsbud.com/2018/06/04/the-plan-to-destabilize-russia-with-islamic-state-terror/ – “A Russian think tank linked to Vladimir Putin has made the claim Islamic State operatives in northern Afghanistan are organizing a large-scale hybrid offensive against Russia through Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The Russians are taking the threat seriously. The director of the Center for Geopolitical Expertise Valery Korovin says Moscow should prepare for a large-scale offensive operations in Ukraine, Armenia, and a number of post-Soviet republics with large Muslim populations.”

Why Neocons Hate Russia (with video, behind paywall) – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.newsbud.com/2018/06/25/why-neocons-hate-russia/ – “The maintenance of external enemies is key to the ideology of both neocons and the national security state. In the beginning it was communism and the domino theory. This was followed by a wholly manufactured Islamic threat. The final objective includes gaining control over all precious assets, most prominently access to oil and required strategic resources.”

Massachusetts Attorney Exposing Medical Kidnapping Threatened with Being Disbarredhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2018/massachusetts-attorney-exposing-medical-kidnapping-threatened-with-being-disbarred/ – “During the past seven years, millions have been drained from the retiree’s estimated $9 million estate. He’s expected to be tapped out within a year… Where has the money gone? To lawyers, lawyers, lawyers, elder service providers, and the like. Heck, the lawyers even charge one another to talk to each other and to send e-mails to one another, and then bill the estate. They also spend money on the daily care of Marvin, including their posted 24/7/365 “guards,” as Marvin’s daughter Lisa Siegel Belanger refers to his round-the-clock paid “caregivers,” whom she has detailed keep the senior isolated in his Boxford home. Lisa has also detailed how these ‘so-called medical providers have denied her dad his basic dignity: he can’t even use a cell phone to talk to his grandchildren!’ ”

UK Calls on Russia to Give Details of Nerve Attack After Two More People Struck Down – from Reuters, by Alex Fraser and Henry Nicholls – http://freebeacon.com/issues/uk-calls-russia-give-details-nerve-attack-two-people-struck/ – ” ‘The Russian state could put this ‘wrong’ right. They could tell us what happened, what they did and fill in some of the significant gaps that we are trying to pursue,’ British Security Minister Ben Wallace said… ‘I’m waiting for the phone call from the Russian state.’ ” – Comment: ROFLOL !

US Democratic senators demand eviction of Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy – by James Cogan –  http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/28/assa-j28.html – “Ten Democratic Party senators have issued a reprehensible call for the Trump administration to demand that the Ecuadorian government renege on the political asylum it provided WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange six years ago and evict him from its London embassy. He would then be detained by British police, while US agencies filed extradition warrants… The letter of the senators was addressed to Vice President Mike Pence, ahead of his visit to Ecuador today and top-level talks with the small country’s president, Lenín Moreno. The signatories are a roll-call of leading congressional Democrats: Robert Menendez, Dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, Edward J. Markey, Michael Bennet, Christopher Coons, Joe Manchin, Jeanne Shaheen, Diane Feinstein and Mark Warner… The document exudes deceit, and the hatred of the American ruling class for Assange…”

More Evidence That Half of Americans Are In or Near Poverty – by Paul Buchheit – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49769.htm – “According to CareerBuilder, 3 out of 4 American workers are living paycheck to paycheck, unable to meet any major expense in health care or home and auto repairs. Charles Schwab says 3 out of 5 Americans live paycheck to paycheck. That’s 60 to 75 percent of us… The United Way ALICE Project has calculated that 43% of U.S. households can’t afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone. The Federal Reserve concurs, estimating that 42% of U.S. adults are experiencing a high likelihood of material hardship.”

Adobe Flash “magazine” from the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ) Judicial Commission on Child Trafficking: https://view.joomag.com/mag/0821035001528071323

Web Research Links for the Week of 6/25/18

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Short blog this week as I was out of town without Internet…

Ben Rhodes Admits Obama Armed Jihadists In Syria In Bombshell Interview – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-24/ben-rhodes-admits-obama-armed-jihadists-syria-bombshell-interview – “Rhodes initially rambles about his book and “second guessing” Syria policy in avoidance of the question. But Hasan pulls him back with the following: ‘Oh, come on, but you were coordinating a lot of their arms.’.. The two spar over Hasan’s charge of “bolstering jihadists” in the following key section of the interview, at the end of which Rhodes reluctantly answers “yeah…” — but while trying to pass ultimate blame onto US allies Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia (similar to what Vice President Biden did in a 2014 speech) – ‘Mehdi Hasan: Oh, come on, but you were coordinating a lot of their arms. You know, the U.S. was heavily involved in that war with the Saudis and the Qataris and the Turks… Ben Rhodes: Well, I was going to say: Turkey, Qatar, Saudi… MH: You were in there as well… BR: Yeah, but, the fact of the matter is that once it kind of devolved into kind of a sectarian-based civil war with different sides fighting for their perceived survival, I think we, the ability to bring that type of situation to close, and part of what I wrestled with in the book is the limits of our ability to pull a lever and make killing like that stop once it’s underway…’ To our knowledge this is the only time a major media organization has directly asked a high ranking foreign policy adviser from the Obama administration to own up to the years long White House support to jihadists in Syria.”

From the Official-State-Propaganda Desk: Horrific Details on Syria Chemical Attacks Left Out, for Now, From U.N. Report – by Rick Gladstone and Maggie Haberman – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/world/middleeast/un-syria-eastern-ghouta.html – “At least twice this year, the Syrian military fired Iranian-made artillery shells filled with a chlorine-like substance that oozed poison slowly, giving victims just a few minutes to escape… In another attack, Syrian forces dropped a chemical bomb on the top-floor balcony of an apartment building, killing 49 people, including 11 children. Their skin turned blue… These details and others blaming Syria for atrocities in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, were uncovered by a United Nations commission investigating and documenting possible war crimes in the seven-year-old conflict. But when the commission issued a report on Wednesday, the details were omitted.” (emphasis added)Comment: All of these “details” were reported by social media accounts and evidence provided by the White Helmets (spuriously called the “Syrian Civil Defense”). The NYT can’t seem to get these qualifications on their report into print.

Web Research Links for the Week of 6/18/18

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Mother Faces Jury Trial As Texas Seeks to Terminate Her Parental Rights Over Daughter Injured by Gardasil Vaccine –  http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/mother-faces-jury-trial-as-texas-seeks-to-terminate-her-parental-rights-over-daughter-injured-by-gardasil-vaccine/ – “Instead, the mother was accused by doctors and social workers of Munchausen syndrome by proxy (today usually called “factitious disorder”), a diagnosis that has become a convenient scapegoat to accuse parents, usually mothers, of children who are vaccine injured, medically complex, or victims of medical malpractice… It is a difficult accusation to fight, since even Munchausen experts recognize that the symptoms of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, or “medical child abuse” as it is sometimes referred as, are remarkably similar to those of parents who are seeking medical help for children with difficult medical conditions… Dr. Marc Feldman, who is considered to be a leading authority on the subject of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, says that the very fact that a mother protests and defends herself and her child is perceived as a further indication of her guilt. It is a lose/lose scenario, he told Health Impact News. (see article).” (emphasis added)

From the Magnificent-Synergies Desk: Opioid crisis sending thousands of children into foster care – by Emily Birnbaum and Maya Lora – http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/393129-opioid-crisis-sending-thousands-of-children-into-foster-care?userid=259202 – ” ‘Children that are coming into care are staying in care longer because there’s a higher risk of relapse with their parents,’ Turner said. ‘I don’t think our state was prepared for the number of children coming into care so quickly so now we have recruitment efforts going, trying to recruit more parents and also train those parents to handle some of the unique needs of the children.’ ”

BIS Blasts Cryptos in Special Report: “Beyond the Hype”https://www.themaven.net/mishtalk/economics/bis-blasts-cryptos-in-special-report-beyond-the-hype-eE7kGAQSwUKrmeD1OSDSTQ/ – “A Bank of International Settlements (BIS) report examines cryptocurrencies in depth. The study, called “Looking Beyond the Hype” investigates whether cryptocurrencies could play any role as money… After a bit of digging, I found the crypto report is part of an upcoming BIS annual report. The BIS pre-released the crypto report today (as chapter 5)… Here’s a link to the page that contains a download for two Pre-Released BIS Chapters, one of them is on cryptos. I provide some snips below… ●.Cryptocurrency technology comes with poor efficiency and vast energy use; ●.Cryptocurrencies cannot scale with transaction demand, are prone to congestion and greatly fluctuate in value; ●.Overall, the decentralised technology of cryptocurrencies, however sophisticated, is a poor substitute for the solid institutional backing of money; ●.The underlying technology could have promise in other applications, such as the simplification of administrative processes in the settlement of financial transactions. Still, this remains to be tested.” – Comment: So Central Bankers don’t like cryptos. Surprise, surprise, surprise…

This Is Why People Don’t Understand Palestine-Israel – Robert Inlakesh on CNN’s lies on Gaza (13 min) – https://youtu.be/qwlriPqFOxk

New Copyright Law Could Make Current and Future Internet Memes Illegal to Share – by John Vibes – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/new-copyright-law-could-make-current-and-future-internet-memes-illegal-to-share.html – “The law, known as the “Copyright Directive,” will be voted on later this month by the European Parliament, and lawmakers suggest that this will protect content creators in the Internet age. However, one of the primary reasons why the internet age has brought us so much innovation and novelty is because of the fact that such a large aggregate of people are able to share their ideas and build upon the ideas of others to create something uniquely special… Article 13 of the proposed bill calls on platform providers such as Google, Facebook, and Web hosts to ‘take measures to ensure the functioning of agreements concluded with rights-holders for the use of their works.’.. This type of policy would create a slippery slope that could very quickly lead to a situation where platforms are required to add a filter for the content that is shared through them, which will restrict the ability for creators to do something as simple as creating a meme or a remix of a song.”

WATCH: Border Patrol SUV Runs Over Innocent Native American and Drives Off – by Matt Agorist – http://www.thedailysheeple.com/watch-border-patrol-suv-runs-over-innocent-native-american-and-drives-off_062018

Report: CIA Neither Confirms nor Denies Knowledge of True Identity of Satoshi Nakamoto – by Helen Partz  – https://cointelegraph.com/news/report-cia-neither-confirms-nor-denies-knowledge-of-true-identity-of-satoshi-nakamoto – “Oberhaus reported that while his request with the FBI is still open, he received a reply from the CIA that was a “Glomar response,” which refers to a response to a request of information that “neither confirms nor denies” (NCND) the existence of the requested information. The CIA replied: ‘The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.’ ”

4 Signposts of American Collapse Which Also Occurred in the USSR – “Having witnessed one collapse, and now witnessing another, the one approach I would definitely not recommend is doing nothing and hoping for the best.” – by Dmitry Orlov – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/4-signposts-american-collapse-which-also-occurred-ussr/ri23855 – “This is not an academic question: those who gauge it accurately may be able to get the hell out ahead of time, while the lights are mostly still on, while not everybody is walking around in a drug-induced mental haze, and mass shootings and other types of mayhem are still considered newsworthy… This hindsight makes it possible for us to spot certain markers that showed up then and are showing up now. The four that I want to discuss now are the following: 1. Allies are being alienated; 2. Enmities dissipate; 3. Ideology becomes irrelevant; 4. Military posture turns flaccid… All of these are plain to see already in the American collapse. As with the Soviet collapse, there is a certain incubation period for each of these trends, lasting perhaps a year or two, during which not much seems to be happening, but when it is over everything comes unstuck all at once.”

US official: Israel behind mysterious Syria airstrike that killed dozens – Washington shunts blame on Jerusalem for attack this week on pro-regime fighters near Iraqi border, after Damascus accuses US-led coalition – https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-behind-mysterious-syria-airstrike-that-killed-dozens-us-official/ – “An airstrike that killed more than 50 pro-regime fighters in eastern Syria, most of them foreign, was carried out by Israel, not the United States, a US official told CNN Monday… A US source also told AFP: ‘We have reasons to believe that it was an Israeli strike.’.. At a cabinet meeting on Sunday Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel was ‘taking action — against efforts to establish a military presence by Iran and its proxies in Syria both close to the border and deep inside Syria. We will act against these efforts anywhere in Syria.’ ”

The Coming Deep State Massacre (Part One) – by Dave Hodges – http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/the-coming-deep-state-massacre-part-one/ – “In a nutshell, this paper will reveal that high profile figures have been involved in treasonous activity against the United States, coupled with illicit criminal behavior at the same time. I have learned that some of these figures are on the verge of being arrested and indicted y the Trump administration. Unlike my Benghazi revelations, I do not stand alone in my discoveries. Without the information I have recently learned, I could have made a strong circumstantial case supporting what is going to be revealed here today. Subsequently, from a credibility standpoint, this is very low risk. However, from a personal safety perspective, it would not be wise to reveal my discoveries and recent conclusions… Part one of this series consists of contextual background which will provide the factual justification to make the allegations against key Deep State operatives in Part two.”

US Attack Syrian Army Position, Death Toll Rises to 40 – by Al-Masdar News – http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/06/18/us-attack-syrian-army-position-death-toll-rises-to-40/ – “In response to these allegations, the Pentagon has denied carrying out this deadly attack in eastern Syria… The Syrian Army has not responded to the attack and will not likely attack the US-backed forces in the region, as this would only escalate the situation and lead to violent confrontation… Furthermore, it is not necessarily clear that the U.S. Coalition carried out the attack, a some pro-government activists have accused the Israeli Air Force of carrying out the airstrikes… Albukamal is a long distance from the Israeli border, but it would be a viable target for their military, given the large presence of Iranian-backed forces near the Iraqi-Syrian border.” Israel has also never attacked the Syrian military this far from their border, so if they were behind this – this would be the first time they have every bombed the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

Mattis: Putin Is Trying To “Undermine America’s Moral Authority” – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://southfront.org/mattis-putin-is-trying-to-undermine-americas-moral-authority/ – “In order to believe that the US has anything resembling “moral authority” you have to shove your head so far into the sand you get lava burns, but that really is what is needed to keep western anti-Russia hysteria going. None of the things the Russian government has been accused of doing (let alone the very legitimate questions about whether or not they even did all of them) merit anything but an indifferent shrug when compared with the unforgivable evils that America’s unelected power establishment has been inflicting upon the world, so they need to weave a narrative about “moral authority” in order to give those accusations meaning and relevance. And, since the notion of America having moral authority is contradicted by all facts in evidence, that narrative is necessarily woven of threads of fantasy and denial.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 6/11/18

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U.S. Military Involvement in Ukraine: NATO Expansion through Proxy War – by Brian Kalman – https://southfront.org/u-s-military-involvement-in-ukraine-nato-expansion-through-proxy-war/ – “The message being send to the Russian MOD is clear. The United States is sending soldiers especially trained in asymmetrical warfare to its borders, and has increased cooperation and influence with peer forces in those same nations. Most of these nations had long been in Russia’s sphere of influence. Operation Rapid Trident or similar training exercises have been held in Ukraine in some form or another since 1995, and have been attended by a growing list of NATO, NATO-aligned and non-NATO countries located on Russia’s periphery in increasing number in recent years. It is not hard to image the U.S response to Russia deploying Spetsnaz forces in increasing numbers in training exercises in Canada, Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. The hypocrisy is obvious when viewed in these terms. U.S. SOCOM deploys soldiers to roughly three quarters of the nations of the world over the course of a year, increasingly to nations bordering Russia and the continent of Africa, and yet NATO complains when Russia conducts military exercises within its own borders, or in conjunction with its global allies.”

Saudi Aggressive Attacks against Hodeida – by Sondoss Al Asaad – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/06/17/saudi-aggressive-attacks-against-hodeida/ – “On 9 June, the United Arab Emirates, which leads the coalition’s operations along the Yemeni western coast, informed the humanitarian organisations that they had three days to evacuate the Red Sea port city of Hodeida. In fact, about 70 percent of Yemen’s aid and commercial imports enter through Hodeida and the nearby Saleef port, providing food, fuel, and medicines needed to prevent famine and cholera epidemic… The devastating war raging in Yemen is on the verge of entering an atrocious vicious stage… Mohammed Abdul-Salam, Houthi spokesperson, conversely said that the British and French warships are on standby on the western coast of Yemen to launch missile and aerial attacks. He hailed the Houthis’ resistance against the Western-sponsored aggressors, emphasising that the Hodeida assault is an American-British operation as Saudi Arabia and the UAE are not alone capable of launching such an operation.” (emphasis added)

Bilderberg 2018 Wraps Up – 2020 US President Anointed? – by Mark Anderson – http://americanfreepress.net/bilderberg-2018-wraps-up-2020-president-picked/ – “The meeting was heavily attended by national security and military personnel, including former CIA chief David Petraeus. According to the independent “Truthstream Media” news website, their presence suggests that more aggressive policies toward Russia are being considered, running an ever-greater risk of a military standoff, provoked largely by NATO’s increasing movement of military assets toward the Russian border… In terms of the American domestic connection, the attendance of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) is of particular interest. While about 6,000 acres of Colorado forest land was being swallowed up by wildfires, threatening about 2,000 homes as Bilderberg 2018 began, the two-term Democrat opted to remain in Turin with the Bilderbergers.”

California’s End-Of-Life Law Goes Back Into Effect – A state appeals court this week reinstated the law – by Hoa Quách – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/s/gg45b/californias-end-of-life-law-goes-back-into-effect

Bilderberg and the Digital New World Order – from TruthStream Media (44 min) – The Bilderberg Nexus, Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Neom (former CEO of Alcoa and Seimens), E-Estonia, and the Global Administrative System emerging through backdoors

Comment: I’m not seeing the “White Hats” talking about any of this stuff. Maybe they have it all under control?

President Assad Interview with Al-ALAM TV (13 June 2018)https://www.syriana-analysis.com/president-assad-interview-with-al-alam-tv-13-june-2018/ – “President al-Assad affirmed that since the beginning of the war, particularly when it started to have a clear military nature on the southern front in particular, the Israelis used to shell Syrian forces continuously, and consequently provide direct support to the terrorists. Israeli artillery and aircraft are the terrorists’ artillery and aircraft… Despite Israeli support to the terrorists, we have been doing our job, and the Syrian Army is fighting its way towards the southern front, and has liberated a number of areas within the limits of its capabilities. So, with or without its approval, the decision is a Syrian one, and this is a national duty we shall carry out… Following. the full text of the interview:” – Comment: Another fine example of Assad’s clarity and poise regarding the amazing capacities of the Syrian people to remain steadfast in the face of multifaceted attacks from the West.

China Strikes Back – Retaliates With $50 Billion Tariffs On US Goods – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-15/china-strikes-back-retaliates-50-billion-tariffs-us-goods – “The response from China signaled a rapid escalation of the dispute. China will impose tariffs with “equal scale, equal intensity” on imports from the U.S. and all of the country’s earlier trade commitments are now off the table, the Commerce Ministry said in a statement on its website late Friday… As China refines its retaliatory tariffs, it clarified Friday afternoon in New York that tariffs on US soybeans will begin July 6, while tariffs on US crude oil, natural gas, coal and some refined oil products will begin at a later date.”

Once Again, U.S. Warns Syrian Army From Advancing In Southern Syriahttps://southfront.org/once-again-u-s-warns-syrian-army-from-advancing-in-southern-syria/ – “The U.S will take “firm and appropriate measures” in response to any attack of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on the “de-escalation zone” in southwestern Syria, the U.S. Department of State warned in an official press release on June 14… ‘The ceasefire arrangement and southwest de-escalation zone were initiatives by Presidents Trump and Putin to de-escalate the Syrian conflict, save lives, and create conditions for the displaced to safely and voluntarily return to their homes. A military offensive by the Syrian regime into this ceasefire zone would defy these initiatives, which have been a success to date,’ the U.S. Department of State said.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Perhaps the State Dept. can explain why the Expat Syrian refugees return to their homes in droves only after the terrorists are driven out of occupied territory.

UK singer banned from social media over Holocaust denial – Alison Chabloz, 54, wrote and published songs about Anne Frank and claiming the genocide was ‘a bunch of lies’; judge says she showed ‘no proper remorse’ – https://www.timesofisrael.com/uk-singer-banned-from-social-media-over-holocaust-denial/ – “A judge at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court sentenced Alison Chabloz on Thursday to a 20-week suspended prison sentence, a year-long social media ban and community service… Her songs, partly set to traditional Jewish folk music, included lyrics such as: ‘Did the Holocaust ever happen? Was it just a bunch of lies? Seems that some intend to pull the wool over our eyes.’ ”

Germany pours cold water on EU’s clean energy ambitions – by Frédéric Simon – https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/germany-pours-cold-water-on-eus-clean-energy-ambitions/ – “Voters across Europe have lost faith in politics partly because of “unachievable targets” on renewable energy, said German Energy Minister Peter Altmaier, who rejected calls from a group of other EU countries to boost the share of renewables to 33-35% of the bloc’s energy mix by 2030… Altmaier made the comments during an on-the-record exchange between the 28 EU energy ministers, who are gathered in Luxembourg today (11 June) for a meeting of the Energy Council… ‘Germany supports responsible but achievable targets,’ Altmaier said from the outset, underlining Berlin’s efforts to raise the share of renewables to 15% of the country’s overall energy mix… But he said those efforts also carried a cost for the German taxpayer, which he put at €25 billion per year. ‘And if we are setting targets that are definitely above 30%, that means that within a decade, our share has to be more than doubled – clearly more than doubled,’ Altmaier pointed out… ‘We’re not going to manage that,’ Altmaier said referring to an objective of putting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020 in Germany. ‘Nowhere in Europe is going to manage that,’ he claimed. “And even if we did manage to get enough electric cars, we wouldn’t have enough renewable electricity to keep them on the road,’ he stressed.” (emphasis added)

The creepy AI that can predict the future: Machine that anticipates your movements several minutes in advance could pave the way for next-level Big Brother surveillance – ● Algorithm was able to accurately predict actions minutes before they happened, ● Researchers trained the AI with four hours of cooking videos, ● Dr Jürgen Gall wants to be able to anticipate things ‘hours before they happen’ – by Aaron Brown – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5847767/Creepy-AI-predict-moves-advance-lead-level-Big-Brother-surveillance.html – “Gall and his colleagues want the study, which will be presented at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in Salt Lake City on June 19, to be understood as a first step into the new field of activity prediction.”

Dirty Cop Mueller’s Case Is Unraveling – Time to Shut Him Down and Indict His Deep State Allies – by Jim Hoft –  https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/dirty-cop-muellers-case-unraveling-time-shut-him-down-and-indict-his-deep-state-allies – “One of the most profound interviews that described the events over the past few years by the corrupt and criminal individuals in the Deep State that led to the Mueller investigation was reported by the Daily Caller in January.  Legal expert Joe DiGenova explained the many criminal activities by the Deep State –  Corrupt and dirty cop Mueller started the ‘witch hunt’ and began looking into individuals with any relationship with President Trump.  Mueller’s team were not interested in crimes that President Trump committed.  There are none.  Instead, Mueller went after anyone with any relationship to the President.  His entire team has serious conflicts of interest and his investigation is unconstitutional, but this has not deterred Mueller.” – Comment: Good article

Is Trump-Kim Deal Really Peace Or Is It A Set Up For War? – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/is-trump-kim-deal-really-peace-or-is-it-a-set-up-for-war.html – “While Republicans, having never met a war they didn’t like, attempted to keep their rage at the idea of peace under control, many like chicken hawk Lindsey Graham appeared on national media to tone down praise of Trump and warn against showing weakness and removing troops from one of America’s many war zones. Essentially, they are arguing that America should dictate the terms, Kim should agree, and there should be no American concessions of any value… Democrats, however, have predictably been frothing at the mouth at even the idea of peace, particularly a peace negotiated by “literally Hitler” himself, Donald Trump. These warmongers and psychotics have railed against even talking to Kim Jong Un, claiming that there should be no peace whatsoever with a nation that has such horrible human rights violations, as if the United States has not racked up enough of those same violations of its own. These critics complain that Trump is engaging in “appeasement” of some kind which seems impossible to explain to anyone using logic or who is restrained by reality… But what is actually happening with this summit? Is it a true and genuine desire for peace or is it just cover for the next war to take shape over the next several years?”

From the Agenda-2030-Unchained Desk: So Hong Kong has a smart-city blueprint. What’s the play? – by Massimiliano Claps – http://www.atimes.com/so-hong-kong-has-a-smart-city-blueprint-whats-the-play/ – “Cities worldwide are partnering with academia, global high-tech companies and local startups, utilities, transportation service providers and many other industries to revolutionize the way they deliver services, to make cities “greener, cleaner, more livable, sustainable, resilient and competitive,” as the Hong Kong government advocates in its Smart City Blueprint…. For Hong Kong to realize the benefits of innovation and technology investment across the six key pillars of its Smart City BluePrint – Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Smart Environment, Smart People, Smart Government, Smart Economy – the government should go beyond point-to-point technology-centric solutions. It should drive value in three key areas: ● Ecosystem innovation… ● Process innovation… ● Business-model innovation…”

Kamala Harris Watch: #EMPOWER Californiahttps://outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/view_newsletter.aspx?id=100515&c=SenHarris

How Israeli Banks Finance Theft of Palestinian Land – The Aamer family owns about 100 acres of land just half a kilometer from their home village of Mas’ha. But that land now lies on the other side of Israel’s apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank – by Ali Abunimah – https://portside.org/2018-06-11/how-israeli-banks-finance-theft-palestinian-land

Blackstone, BlackRock or a Public Bank? Putting California’s Funds to Work – by Ellen Brown – https://ellenbrown.com/2018/05/26/blackstone-blackrock-or-a-public-bank-putting-californias-funds-to-work/ – “California has over $700 billion parked in private banks earning minimal interest, private equity funds that contributed to the affordable housing crisis, or shadow banks of the sort that caused the banking collapse of 2008. These funds, or some of them, could be transferred to an infrastructure bank that generated credit for the state – while the funds remained safely on deposit in the bank... A 2011 report by the Brookings Institution found that “in practice [PPPs] have been dogged by contract design problems, waste, and unrealistic expectations.” In their 2015 report “Why Public-Private Partnerships Don’t Work,” Public Services International stated that “experience over the last 15 years shows that PPPs are an expensive and inefficient way of financing infrastructure and divert government spending away from other public services. They conceal public borrowing, while providing long-term state guarantees for profits to private companies.” They also divert public money away from the neediest infrastructure projects, which may not deliver sizable returns, in favor of those big-ticket items that will deliver hefty profits to investors. A March 2017 report by the Economic Policy Institute titled “No Free Bridge” also highlighted the substantial costs and risks involved in public-private partnerships and other “innovative” financing of infrastructure.”

Something Unprecedented Is Happening at Bilderberg 2018 – TruthStream Media (27 min)

Iraqi cleric Sadr rejects election rerun, warns of civil war after ballots burnedhttps://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/11/564684/Iraq-Muqtada-alSadr-parliamentary-elections-fire-recount-Abadi – Sadr’s plea made a day after a big fire broke out in a warehouse located in Russafa, one of the largest voting districts in eastern Baghdad, sending a thick column of black smoke to the sky that could be seen across the capital. Several hours after the blaze erupted, firefighters, backed by 10 trucks, managed to extinguish the raging fire at the storage site, holding half of the ballot boxes from Baghdad… Shortly after the news of the fire spread across the Arab country, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described the incident as a ‘plot to harm the nation and its democracy.’ ”

Court Overturns Decision by Pennsylvania Medical Center to Terminate Nurse Over Refusal of Vaccine – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/court-overturns-decision-by-pennsylvania-medical-center-to-terminate-nurse-over-refusal-of-vaccine/ – “The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Pennsylvania has overturned a lower court’s decision to dismiss a nurse’s lawsuit against Mount Nittany Medical Center for discriminating against her when she supplied a doctor’s exemption to a mandatory tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine as a condition for continued employment, but was nevertheless terminated from employment for refusing to receive the vaccine.”

From the New-America Desk: Kamala D. Harris, U.S. Senator for California – Celebrating Pride Monthhttps://outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/view_newsletter.aspx?id=100490&c=SenHarris – “Dear Friend, There’s no better way to kick off the summer than by celebrating Pride Month. Senator Harris is proud to represent and defend the millions of LGBTQ individuals throughout California and our nation… As a Californian and a Latino member of the LGBTQ community, I feel so proud to work for and be represented by Senator Harris, who, back in 2013 – in her capacity as Attorney General – officiated the first gay marriage in San Francisco between Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier. Today, she continues to lead the charge in defense of the LGBTQ community and won’t back down from defending their rights.”

BREAKING: Rebels, US forces preparing ANOTHER false flag chemical attack in Syria – ‘Staged video on use of chemical substances will become grounds for the US coalition to attack Syrian state objects,’ the Russian Military of Defense has announced. – http://theduran.com/breaking-syrian-rebels-us-forces-preparing-another-false-flag-chemical-attack-in-syria/ – ” ‘According to the information received via three independent channels in Syria, the command of the so-called Free Syrian Army with assistance from the servicemen of US special operations forces is preparing a serious provocation with the use of toxic substance in Deir ez-Zor province,’ Konashenkov said… According to the Russian official, Free Syrian Army militants have already brought canisters with chlorine to a settlement in Deir ez-Zor to stage another “chemical attack against civilians.”.. ‘The staffed video, after it is disseminated in the western media, should become new grounds for the US-led coalition to carry out a missile strike against Syrian state objects and to justify militants’ offensive against Syrian government troops on the eastern bank of Euphrates,’ Konashenkov added.”

5 Facts Proving “They Are Coming For Your Guns” Is Not A Conspiracy Theory – by Rachel Blevins – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/5-facts-proving-they-are-coming-for-your-guns-is-not-a-conspiracy-theory.html – “Many of the politicians, mainstream media pundits, and students who call for stricter gun control laws insist that they are only seeking “common sense” gun legislation. But in reality, the real issues that lead to mass shootings are being ignored and the rhetoric that is being shared in the name of “safety,” is instead chipping away at the Second Amendment, and in some cases, pushing to repeal it altogether.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 6/4/18

Note: These links are posted at the top of the page as the week progresses. Links from previous weeks can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button above. If you have a link you would like to share, please put it into a comment.

Investment pundit Porter Stansbury provides an important part of the roadmap to the 2020 election (seen through the lens of a capitalist rentier) – i.e. a vital snapshot of what’s going on with the impending Socialist America (55 min, but I advise playing it at 1.5 speed on yootoob)

How the Washington Post rejects submitted news and opinion articles which reveal things the editors want to hide from, instead of to report to, the public: How and why the U.S. Government Perpetrated the 2014 Coup in Ukraine – by Eric Zuesse – http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/a-normal-example-of-newsmedia-embargoing-unwanted-truths/“To: Eric Zuesse… Thank you very much for the look, but we won’t be able to use this piece. Good luck… Editorial Aide, The Washington Post” – “This will document that the ‘new Cold War’ between the U.S. and Russia did not start, as the Western myth has it, with Russia’s involvement in the breakaway of Crimea and Donbass from Ukraine, after Ukraine — next door to Russia — had suddenly turned rabidly hostile toward Russia in February 2014. Ukraine’s replacing its democratically elected neutralist [washingtonsblog.com] Government in February 2014, by a rabidly anti-Russian [rinf.com] Government, was a violent event, which produced many corpses. It’s presented in The West as having been a ‘revolution’ instead of a coup…”

Videos from the ITNJ Judicial Commision – Inquiry into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abusehttps://commission.itnj.org/

The criminalization of science whistleblowers: A mind-blowing interview with Judy Mikovits, PhD – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-08-the-criminalization-of-science-whistleblowers-a-mind-blowing-interview-with-judy-mikovits-phd.html – “In one of the most shocking science videos you’ll see this year, molecular biologist Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, reveals the disturbing true story of how she was thrown in prison for blowing the whistle on deadly viral contamination of human vaccines… In 2009, she was working on autism and related neurological diseases. She found that many of the study subjects has cancer, motor-neuron disorders and chronic fatigue Syndrome (CFS). She believed a virus may have been responsible for these symptoms, and through her research, she isolated the viruses that turned out to come from mice… She soon realized that these protein and viral contaminants were being introduced into the human population via contaminated vaccines.”

Thousands of Children in the UK Foster Care System Are Being Sold to Pedophile Rings  – by Christina England – http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/thousands-of-children-in-the-uk-foster-care-system-are-being-sold-to-pedophile-rings/ – “According to a growing number of reports, thousands of children are simply disappearing from the UK Care System (the equivalent of the “Foster Care” system in the U.S.) every year, and what is said to be happening to them is too awful to contemplate… On May 7, 2018, an article published in The Independent, titled Hundreds more children ‘farmed out’ to care homes miles from where they live despite pledge to cut number, reported that the number of children in the UK who were being sent to residential homes hundreds of miles away from where they live had risen by 64 percent… ‘There has also been a surge in the number of sent-away children going missing from their care homes, with the number of incidents more than doubling – from 4,380 in 2015 to 9,190 in 2017.’ “

Seen as Undermining Bold Agenda, Progressives Rip Dem Leaders’ Embrace of ‘Absurd’ Pay-Go Rule – “The old guard of this pathetic, impotent party needs to retire or be voted out.” – by Jake Johnson –  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/06/07/seen-undermining-bold-agenda-progressives-rip-dem-leaders-embrace-absurd-pay-go-rule – “Embracing the kind of deficit phobia frequently deployed by the GOP and corporate Democrats to undercut ambitious goals like Medicare for All, free public college, and a transformative green energy plan, Democratic leaders are vowing to reinstitute “fiscally hawkish” pay-as-you go rules if they retake control of the House in 2018—a move progressives denounced as severely wrongheaded and “actively harmful.” ”

Israeli Company Is Selling Autonomous Surveillance Systems to Governments Around the World – by Derrick Broze – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/israeli-selling-surveillance-systems-governments-around-world.html – On Thursday, Israeli surveillance technology company Jenovice announced a slew of new surveillance products aimed at monitoring Wi-Fi enabled devices in order to gain intelligence on targets. The announcement was part of a presentation – “Tactical Wi-Fi Interception – Identify, Acquire, Intercept” – given at the Intelligence Support Systems for Electronic Surveillance, Social Media/DarkNet Monitoring and Cyber Crime Investigations, or ISS World Europe Conference, in Prague.  Jenovice stated the presentation would “go over the challenges, limitations and operational solutions in tactical WiFi interception missions. We will cover the following: identifying targets, acquiring them and manipulating Wi-Fi enabled devices to extract intelligence.” (emphasis added)

EXCLUSIVE: Facebook, Amazon, Google And Twitter All Work With Left-Wing SPLC – by Peter Hasson – http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/06/splc-partner-google-facebook-amazon/ – “Amazon grants the SPLC that power “because we don’t want to be biased whatsoever,” said the spokeswoman, who could not say whether Amazon considers the SPLC to be unbiased… Christian legal groups like the Alliance Defending Freedom — which recently successfully represented a Christian baker at the Supreme Court — are barred from the Amazon Smile program, while openly anti-Semitic groups remain, TheDCNF found in May. (RELATED:  Christian Baker Prevails At Supreme Court In Same-Sex Wedding Cake Dispute)

Conspiracy Theory Proven Fact as Cops Remove Senator from Walmart Converted into Detention Center – by Jack Burns – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/conspiracy-theory-proven-fact-as-cops-remove-senator-from-walmart-converted-into-detention-center.html – “All the windows and doors to the facility—which is a shuttered Walmart—have been blacked out with window tinting. Merkley arrived and was immediately asked to leave by a female government worker… One of the country’s most powerful lawmakers (Jeff Merkely, D-Or) then demanded to speak with a supervisor. Instead of complying with his wishes in the name of transparency, the shadowy government workers called Brownsville police on the U.S. Senator. After 10 minutes of waiting and being confronted by local police, he was denied entry and forced to leave… (in a) video (Merkley) added: ‘So far, as far as we know, no member of Congress has actually been allowed to see what’s going on with this program.’.. After the video began gaining traction, the White House lashed out at the senator, claiming that he is “spreading blatant lies” about the reality of the situation… What’s more, DHS press secretary Tyler Houlton said Merkley was actually able to visit the facility—in spite of the video showing otherwise… ‘At 2pm on a Friday, the Senator asked to visit a secure DHS facility over the weekend where children are present and we worked with him to provide him access,’ Houlton said. ‘This presented obvious and serious privacy concerns – not to mention disrupting operations. He was able to visit the facility on Sunday.’.. That never happened.(emphasis added)

Mass-Migration Should Be Accepted By Western Nations, UN SecGen – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-05/mass-migration-should-be-accepted-western-nations-un-secgen – “Currently, nearly 1,3 billion people live in Africa, and by the end of this century there will be 350% more, or 4,4 billion.1) It is obvious that the continent, whose inhabitants are not able to feed themselves, let alone achieve an adequate level of urbanization and industrialization, cannot cope with such a sharp demographic increase. The UN therefore came up with the idea of resettling Africans to Europe and highly developed countries on other continents… At the end of 2016, just after his election as UN Secretary General, António Guterres said: “We must convince Europeans that migration is inevitable and that multiethnic and multireligious societies create wealth”.2) It can be assumed here that the goal set by the former UN commissioner for refugees (A. Gutters served this function from June to December 2015), is to promote migration, give it a legal framework and manage it globally.”

From the If-You-Only-Read-One-Article-This-Week Desk: Is Putin Really Ready to “Ditch” Iran? – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/is-putin-really-ready-to-ditch-iran/ – “My personal evaluation is that Putin is playing a very complex and potentially dangerous game. He is trying to trick not one, but many “devils”, all at the same time. Furthermore, if the US Americans have been недоговороспособны (“not agreement capable”) already since Obama, Trump and his Neocon masters have made that even worse. As for the Israelis, they would make Satan himself look honest and are ideologically incapable of honesty (or even decency). Frankly, I don’t trust Erdogan one bit and I don’t think that the Russians will ever trust him either. Call me naive, but I think that Assad has been changed by this war and even if he did, indeed, collaborate with the CIA in the past, I think that he will be a pretty good ally for Russia in the future. As for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Hassan Nasrallah, I see them both as men of honor who will uphold any alliance they formally enter into (informal understandings and temporary mutual interests are a different deal).” – Comment: For anyone who has the least desire to understand what’s going on now in the Middle East (or, for that matter in the World of International Affairs), a close reading of this fantastic article will provide immense rewards.

From the Delicious-Irony Desk: NATO Launches Massive, 20,000-Strong Exercise in Eastern Europe Citing ‘Russian Threat’ – Meanwhile the German daily Die Welt reports that NATO is preparing to deploy a 30,000-strong reserve force, plus hundreds of warplanes and vessels for quick deployment ostensibly on fears of Russia invasion – by Tyler Durden – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/nato-launches-massive-20000-strong-exercise-eastern-europe-citing-russian-threat/ri23714 – “Meanwhile, tensions between Moscow and NATO could escalated further as NATO prepares to increase troop reserves even more. Citing diplomatic sources in Brussels, Die Welt reported that NATO is preparing to deploy a 30,000-strong reserve force, plus hundreds of warplanes and vessels for quick deployment in the event of an invasion by Russia… The report which was quoted by Sputnik said the reserve force would be added to the 20,000-strong NATO response force in Europe, which can be deployed within a month.

Pompeo’s Speech Against Iran Reveals Failure of US Foreign Policy – by Dan Kovalik – https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/07/pompeos-speech-against-iran-reveals-failure-of-us-foreign-policy/ – “Pompeo’s claim about Iran and its neighbours simply reflect little understanding of the history of the country or the region. For the past 100 years, Iran has been subjected to military aggression from its neighbours, experiencing military occupation during both World Wars. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, it went through eight years of war, defending itself from Saddam Hussain and the MEK — the latter which, despite assassinating 17,000 Iranians and even several Americans as well, have now developed a strong relationship with Pompeo and Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton… It should be mentioned that even prior to the recent antics, the Iranian people had little reason to accept the “goodwill” of the United States. The CIA’s 1953 coup d’état against the democratically-elected government of Mohammad Mossadegh; the brutal sanctions regime of the past decades; the attempted coups, such as the Nojeh Coup of 1980; and the sale of VX nerve agent and other chemical weapons to Saddam Hussain during the height of the Iran-Iraq war have not been forgotten. The devastation of Iran’s neighbouring countries by the US, and the US’s banning of Iranians from entry, are also hard to overlook.”

Ronald Bernard – International Tribunal for Natural Justice Testimony (42 min)

April 17, 2018, Westminster, London – Another incredibly important piece of testimony from Ronald Bernard. What he says at the end about how this world-wide healing process takes place within each one of us is crucial for understanding how to work together to create a world that works for all of us. This is essential information.

The REAL Robert Mueller: Docs show he let four innocent men rot or die in prison to protect a mafia source – by J.D. Heyes – https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-06-the-real-robert-mueller-docs-show-he-let-four-innocent-men-rot-or-die-in-prison-to-protect-a-mafia-source.html – “However, not everyone knows that Mueller has a scurrilous, scandalous history involving four innocent men he allowed to either rot or die in prison just to protect a mafia source named Joseph “The Animal” Barboza… As radio host Howie Carr, writing for The Daily Caller, recounts, newly revealed FBI documents note that in 2002, when Mueller was director of the FBI, he instructed agents to oppose the pardons of the four men — Louie Greco, Henry Tameleo, Peter Limone and Joe Salvati — because, he said, exculpatory evidence that had long existed was just “fodder for cross-examination,” one document shows.”

FBI Turns Against Anti-Vaccine Doctor After She Reports Death Threats – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/fbi-turns-against-anti-vaccine-doctor-after-she-reports-death-threats/ – “These threats were reported to the FBI, but now Natural News is reporting that instead of investigating the threats, the FBI started a criminal investigation against Dr. (Susan) Humphries, accusing her of being behind the death threats herself… Mike Adams of Natural News writes: ‘Dr. Humphries was subjected to a series of death threats culminating in a vile “mass shooting” threat that detailed exactly how a hater of Dr. Humphries planned to shoot her at a public event. Upon receiving this threat, Dr. Humphries immediately filed criminal complaints with both the Austin Police Department and the FBI. This action generated an Austin PD case number which Dr. Humphries privately noted… [T]he person who wrote it apparently panicked and realized they were likely going to be hunted down by federal authorities and criminally prosecuted. So they faxed over an apology letter to both the Austin PD and the FBI, claiming they weren’t serious about their vile death threats targeting Dr. Humphries. Importantly, in this apology letter, they cited the Austin PD case number… The FBI then seized upon this as implied “proof” that falsely claimed Dr. Humphries must have been the author all along, since, as the FBI claimed, Austin PD case numbers are not available to the public and are kept secure… Dr. Humphries told Natural News that she was aghast upon realizing the FBI was now targeting her as a potential criminal instead of going after the real person who made the death threats in the first place.’ ”

Manbij Consequences: YPG Political Leadership Says It’s Ready To Negotiate With Damascushttps://southfront.org/manbij-consequences-ypg-political-leadership-says-its-ready-to-negotiate-with-damascus/ – “The political leadership of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) seems to start realizing that its “iron-clad” alliance with the Washington establishment may be not so strong as the YPG has wanted to believe… On June 4, the US and Turkey announced that they had endorsed a roadmap for the Syrian city of Manbij. According to remarks by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu after a meeting with U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo in Washington, the roadmap will include three stages and will be implemented less than in 6 months. Çavuşoğlu said that the key part of the roadmap is to clear the area from the YPG/PKK and includes the following steps: ● removal of YPG/PKK forces from Manbij; ● removal of YPG/PKK affiliated individuals from local governing organizations; ● forming of a new local governing administration; ● setting up joint US-Turkish patrols.”

Hezbollah, Iran Won’t Leave Syria Until It’s Liberated: Lebanese Parl’t Speakerhttps://southfront.org/hezbollah-iran-wont-leave-syria-until-its-liberated-lebanese-parlt-speaker/ – “If the Hezbollah movement was not present in Syria, Daesh* militants would have reached Lebanon, Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri said… ‘As for Hezbollah, it is in its own country, because if it had not been for Hezbollah there [in Syria], Daesh would have been here [in Lebanon],’ Berri said… The parliament speaker noted that Lebanon and Syria were “like twins,” as nearly 1.5 million Syrians reside in Lebanon… ‘We do not consider them outsiders… Everything that happens in Syria affects Lebanon,’ Berri stressed… The Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah movement and Iran will not leave Syria until the country is fully liberated from terrorists and restores its territorial integrity, Lebanese parliament speaker and Hezbollah’s closest ally in the country Nabih Berri told Sputnik.”

Turkey death watch – Despite another expected rate hike on Thursday, the lira is struggling to reverse its decline, and president Erdogan is ill-equipped to avert disaster – http://www.atimes.com/article/turkey-death-watch/ – “In US dollars, Turkey’s stock market now trades 34% lower than its August 29, 2017 level, and half of its early 2015 value. Falling bank share prices accounted for most of today’s 1.5% decline… Turkey financed, or better said, stoked, a current account deficit of 6% of GDP through foreign-currency loans to corporations. Now the banks face a prospective jump in defaults as their corporate borrowers have to pay back dollar and euro loans in depreciating Turkish lira… The lira has seen a near 20% decline versus the dollar this year alone. The freefall was stopped briefly over the past several weeks after a surprise rate hike. But expectations of another hike on Thursday have not kept the lira from falling again.”

Gardasil HPV Vaccine Acceptance into China Creates Instant Billionaires – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/gardasil-hpv-vaccine-acceptance-into-china-creates-instant-billionaires/ – “China’s acceptance of the Gardasil vaccine is the exact opposite of how most other countries of the world are treating the vaccine, as lawsuits increase outside the U.S., and some foreign governments are no longer recommending the vaccine due to the dangerous side effects… Will many of China’s young women need to suffer serious debilitating health problems before the Chinese government reconsiders its decision?”

Spooks Spooking Themselves – As the role of a well-connected group of British and U.S. intelligence agents begins to emerge, new suspicions are growing about what hand they may have had in weaving the Russia-gate story, as Daniel Lazare explainshttps://consortiumnews.com/2018/05/31/spooks-spooking-themselves/ – “It’s looking more and more massive.  The intelligence agencies initiated reports that Donald Trump was colluding with Russia, they nurtured them and helped them grow, and then they spread the word to the press and key government officials.  Reportedly, they even tried to use these reports to force Trump to step down prior to his inauguration.  Although the corporate press accuses Trump of conspiring with Russia to stop Hillary Clinton, the reverse now seems to be the case: the Obama administration intelligence agencies worked with Clinton to block “Siberian candidate” Trump.”

Did Israel Kill the Kennedys? – by Laurent Guyénot – http://www.unz.com/article/did-israel-kill-the-kennedies/ – “The nonsensical notion of a mysterious curse on the Kennedy family is an obvious smoke screen. The unsolved murders of JFK and his two legitimate heirs—his younger brother and his only son—require a more rational explanation. The sense that the official stories about their deaths amount to a huge cover-up is obsessing the American psyche, a bit like a repressed family secret affecting the whole personality from a subconscious level… President John Kennedy and his brother are heroic, almost Christ-like figures, in the heart of a growing community of citizens who have become aware of the disastrous longtime effect of their assassinations. Only when the American public at large come to grips with the truth of their deaths and honor their legacy and sacrifice will America have a chance to be redeemed and be great again.”

US Tries in Vain, There Is No Stopping Nordstream 2. Will Stand as Monument to Lost US Influence in Europe – US keeps attacking the Russia-Germany pipeline revealing contempt for its European vassals but also weakness as the pipe will be laid regardless – by Tom Luongo – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/us-tries-vain-there-no-stopping-nordstream-2-will-stand-monument-lost-us-influence-europe – “They still dream of putting missile ‘defense’ systems on Russia’s border to intimidate Putin into submission.  They are, to paraphrase Darth Vader, as clumsy as they are stupid… But, with the Russia inching closer to putting its hyper-sonic weapons into the field and Europe vulnerable financially and politically, this is the last chance they have to stop Eurasian integration and continue the Empire… Trump is threatening people he has transitory leverage over in the EU.  Nordstream 2 is a path to EU independence, not slavery to Russia.  The EU’s politics are not controlled by Russian imperatives.  So, all talk of “European Energy Security” is complete nonsense… This is about maintaining the post-WWII institutional control the U.S. and the U.K. have had for the past three generations.  But, the rest of the world has had it.  Europeans have had it with their leaders doing Washington’s and Wall St.’s bidding.” (emphasis added)

Israel Aiding Saudi Arabia In Developing Nuclear Weapons  – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-saudi-arabia-nuclear-weapons/243256/ – “The Israeli government has begun selling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia information on how to develop nuclear weapons, according to a senior official at the Israeli military organization iHLS (Israel’s Homeland Security). Ami Dor-on, a senior nuclear commentator at the organization — which is partially funded by U.S. weapons-giant Raytheon – came forward because of his concern over the emerging nuclear arms race in the region. The cooperation between the two countries in helping the Saudis to develop a nuclear weapons program is just the latest sign of their warming relationship, with Israel recently calling the Saudi crown prince ‘a partner of Israel.’ ”

Joining Some Dots on the Skripal Case: Part 1 – An Official Story That Doesn’t Hold Water – by Rob Slane – http://www.theblogmire.com/joining-some-dots-on-the-skripal-case-part-1-an-official-story-that-doesnt-hold-water/ – “The reason is that the official story, put forward by the British Government, is wholly lacking in credibility. It has actually come as a surprise to me just how many people there are out there who don’t buy the official story. Anecdotally, I would say that those looking at the official narrative and wondering how on earth it stacks up includes many who would perhaps not normally question the official line on things… And so attempting to come up with another theory of what happened has nothing to do with advancing what is usually called a “conspiracy theory”. If the claims of the official story did match the facts, then advancing an entirely different theory could well be seen as a conspiracy theory. But since the claims made by the British Government and in the compliant media do not stack up, this is simply a case of seeking an alternative theory that tries to make more sense of the known facts.”

Council on Foreign Relations Tells Gov’t They “Have To” Use Propaganda on Americans – by Jay Syrmopoulos – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/council-on-foreign-relations-tells-govt-they-have-to-use-propaganda-on-americans.html – “…as former senior editor at the Washington Post, Richard Harwood, in a column entitled  “Ruling Class Journalists,” approvingly described the Council as, ‘the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States.’.. Harwood admiringly wrote: ‘The membership of these journalists in the Council, however they may think of themselves, is an acknowledgment of their active and important role in public affairs and of their ascension into the American ruling class. They do not merely analyze and interpret foreign policy for the United States; they help make it…. They are part of that establishment whether they like it or not, sharing most of its values and worldviews.’.. ZeroHedge reported that Stengel’s personal bio site notes that he ‘helped create and oversee’ the Global Engagement Center at the State Department whose official mission is to ‘counter propaganda and disinformation from international terrorist organizations and foreign countries’ (with a “special focus on Russia”).’.. Stengel, who is a former high-level U.S. government official, head of the office for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the State Department from 2013 to 2016, and a regular pundit on MSNBC, explained: ‘Basically, every country creates their own narrative story and, you know, my old job at the State Department was what people used to joke as the ‘chief propagandist’ job. We haven’t talked about propaganda… I’m not against propaganda. Every country does it, and they have to do it to their own population, and I don’t necessarily think it’s that awful.’ “

Syria, Russia Warn Of Potential Chemical Weapons False Flag Staged By US, Terrorists – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/syria-russia-warn-of-potential-chemical-weapons-false-flag-staged-by-us-terrorists.html – “…the Syrian National Committee on Implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention is warning that the United States is preparing a new false flag chemical attack to use as a justification for an attack on Syria… The SNCCWC, according to a statement provided to Syria News, stated: ‘Families were brought from areas under SDF control to the illegal base set by the USA in the al-Jafra Oil field northeast of Syria where they have been trained for about 5 days on how to act like the fake chemical attack in Douma’ the committee citing reliable information in its possession: ‘The SNCCWC told SANA (Syrian Arab News Agency) that ISIS will act in coordination with the SDF and U.S. forces in the base in order to stir up provocations with the SAA near the al-Jafra oil field. Specifically, a false flag chemical attack will be staged in a village near the oil field.”

Cheddar Man: Science as Propaganda (14 min)

A discussion of the distorted and confusing flow of memes in the MSM now

California Turns Off the Water. You Will Not Be Able to Wash Clothes and Shower in the Same Day (w/Video 10min) – by JW Williams – https://needtoknow.news/2018/06/california-turns-off-water-will-not-able-wash-clothes-shower-day/ – “In this video report, Gary Gileno argues that, if California really did have a water shortage, why does it invite unlimited migrants?  The California water shortage is greatly exaggerated for political purposes, which is the justification for more government control.  It is a jarring fact that only 11% of available water is allocated for urban use, 41% goes to agriculture, and 48% is allocated to protect the environment. The federal government has control over that portion and requires most of it to flow into the Pacific Ocean!”

The roll out of 5G wireless service is ‘a massive health experiment,’ public health expert warns as cell companies install 800,000 towers across the US – by Natalie Rahhal – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5784487/The-roll-5G-wireless-service-massive-health-experiment-public-health-expert-warns-a.html – “According to Dr Joel Moskowitz, a public health professor at the University of California, Berkeley, MMWs could pose a very real danger… ‘The deployment of 5G, or fifth generation cellular technology, constitutes a massive experiment on the health of all species,’ he told Daily Mail Online…  Because MMWs are weaker than microwaves, they are predominantly absorbed by the skin, meaning their distribution is quite focused there,.. ‘Since skin contains capillaries and nerve endings, MMW bio-effects may be transmitted through molecular mechanisms by the skin or through the nervous system,’ Dr Moskowitz writes on his blog… Dr Moskowitz is not alone in aprehensions… The International Society of Doctors for the Environment, its subsidiaries in 27 countries and more than 200 doctors and scientists are all calling for a stop to be put to the roll out of 5G, ‘due to concern that 5G radio frequency radiation will have adverse health effects,’ Dr Moskowitz says.” – Comment: Actual coverage of 5G dangers in the UK mainstream – not in the U.S.

Web Research Links for the Week of 5/28/18

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The End Of Stimulus? (And The Start Of The Crash?) – by Chris Martenson – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-end-of-stimulus-and-the-start-of-the-crash_05292018 – “If we’ve been in “recovery” for years now, as the central banks have been touting, then why has 2016-2108 seen the most stimulus ever injected into the system?.. History has taught us that we should trust or leaders’ actions far more than their words. And their actions at this time indicate panic… What is it that has them so worried? We should all ponder that question long and hard. I’m convinced that they know as well as we do that, once the over-inflated ““markets”” created by the central banks can no longer be sustained at their current nose-bleed heights, the damage will be extraordinary and unstoppable.”

President Trump Tweets MATERIAL NON PUBLIC INFORMATION: Stocks Vault Higher (4 min) – by Greg Mannarino – https://youtu.be/Il3XYpk1xSE

5G Mini Cell Towers—“Junk Yards On A Pole”—Will Affect Your Lifestyle More Than You Know – by Catherine Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/5g-mini-cell-towers-junk-yards-on-a-pole-will-affect-your-lifestyle-more-than-you-know.html – “Research and studies published in respectable peer review journals indicate grave concerns for what can happen at DNA and cellular levels, especially to the human brain because of its water/fat content and human eyeballs, which have a similar tissue consistency as the human brain!.. Currently, ocular melanomas [2] are occurring in college students, which has medicine stumped [3] as to why such an ‘anomaly’ is happening… Well, it probably is happening because colleges and school premises often are dotted with cell towers and other high tech antenna arrays (paying ‘nice’ monthly rental fees), which impact human tissue, especially in the young.”

Colorado Set To Become First In U.S. To Use “Smart Pavement” To Monitor Drivers In Real-Time – by Kevin Samson – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/05/colorado-smart-pavement-monitor-drivers.html – “Integrated Roadways’ long-term goal with its smart pavement is not simply accident detection but a network that provides a collection of real-time services — such as road conditions and traffic alerts — to drivers in conventional cars or passengers riding in autonomous vehicles. Sylvester said the company hopes that its road technology will eventually generate business from trucking companies trying to minimize inefficiencies in fleet mobility, property developers seeking high-resolution traffic data and insurance companies trying to pinpoint accident risk with greater precision… ‘The eventual goal is to relieve the burden from the public of paying for road improvements and shift it to commercial enterprises,’ Sylvester said.”

‘Russia-US direct conflict in Syria was close, but avoided’ – Assad to RT (EXCLUSIVE – 28min) – https://youtu.be/YB-McdKnFtQ

WaPo Editors: We Have to Help Destroy Yemen to Save It –  by Adam Johnson – https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/06/01/wapo-editors-we-have-help-destroy-yemen-save-it – “The idea that Obama and Trump offered the Saudis “limited” support is a glaring lie. The US’s support—from logistical support, to refueling, to selling $110 billion in arms, to political cover at the UN, to literally choosing targets on a map—has been crucial to carrying out the three-and-a-half-year campaign. Again, according to one of the most white-bread, establishment commentators, US support isn’t ancillary, it’s essential. Without it, there is no bombing campaign.”

Following Worker Revolt, Google to End Drone Technology Contract with Pentagon – by Julia Conley – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/06/01/following-worker-revolt-google-end-drone-technology-contract-pentagon – “While the backlash from employees appears to have cooled the company’s relationship with the Pentagon, The Intercept’s Lee Fang reports that Google ‘has not committed to forego signing other military contracts dealing with artificial intelligence, according to multiple people with knowledge of the decision.’ ”

Bolton Flunky Fleitz Raises Stakes for Iran – by Ray McGovern – https://consortiumnews.com/2018/06/01/bolton-flunky-fleitz-raises-stakes-for-iran/ – “Islamophobe & Bolton pal Fred Fleitz has been named chief of staff for the National Security Council. Fleitz was a danger a decade ago in the Bush administration and is even more so now, recalls Ray McGovern… On a recent TV appearance, I was asked about whistleblowing, but the experience brought back to mind a crystal-clear example of how, before the Iraq War, CIA careerists were assigned “two bosses” – CIA Director George Tenet and John Bolton, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, the arch-neocon who had been thrust on an obedient Secretary of State Colin Powell… CIA “analyst” Frederick Fleitz took the instructions quite literally, bragging about being allowed to serve, simultaneously, ‘two bosses’ — and becoming Bolton’s “enforcer.” Fleitz famously chided a senior intelligence analyst at State for not understanding that it was the prerogative of policymakers like Bolton – not intelligence analysts – to “interpret” intelligence data.” (emphases added)

Comment on Doucette Sentencing – by Anna Von Reitz – http://www.paulstramer.net/2018/05/comment-on-doucette-sentencing.html

Israel Wants US to Keep F-35 ‘Upgrade Capabilities’ Secret From Turkey – Reports – https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201805281064873832-israel-f35-turkey-deliveries/ – “According to Lankford, this incident has shown that Turkey is becoming less reliable as an ally to the United States, and suggested withholding the technology from them… ‘My concern is — they’re a NATO ally, they have been a good partner for years, but if we don’t know what the country is going to be like in a few years, we should withhold this resource from them,’ Lankford elaborated… The senator went on to say that the US had ‘no hesitation with Israel. When we give them the F-35 or other military equipment, we know how they will use it. We know what they will and won’t do. I’m not sure we can say the same about Turkey.’ ”

In rare face-off, Russian jets reportedly intercept Israeli planes over Lebanon – SU-34 planes said to have challenged IAF F-16s in Tripoli’s skies despite mechanism to avoid conflicts between Moscow and Jerusalem – https://www.timesofisrael.com/russian-jets-reportedly-intercept-israeli-planes-over-lebanon/  – “On Sunday, Netanyahu told his cabinet that Israel was taking action against arms manufacturing in Lebanon… ‘All of these weapons are for use against the State of Israel and it is our right – based on the right of self-defense – to prevent their manufacture or transfer,’ he said. Netanyahu did not specify what action was being taken against the arms in Lebanon.”

Credible report alleges US relocates ISIS from Syria and Iraq into Russia via Afghanistan – According to Russian and Chinese law enforcement agencies, militants fleeing by sea from Syria and Iraq follow a route from the Qasim port in the Pakistani city of Karachi to Peshawar, and are then distributed along the Nangarhar province in the east of the country – by Eric Zuesse – http://theduran.com/credible-report-alleges-us-relocates-isis-from-syria-and-iraq-into-russia-via-afghanistan/ – ” Perhaps the US, which clearly was not satisfied when the Soviet side ended its side of the Cold War in 1991, is going all the way to seek a hot-war victory against  Russia. Pushing Russia this hard and this far and this long — using even the “Putin stole Crimea” hoax and other such hoaxes to justify ‘restoring’ a Cold War which was actually supposed to have ended when the Soviet Union’s communism did — suggests that Russia might soon need to respond in a direct military way, taking America’s war as the existential threat to Russian national sovereignty over Russia, that it is.”

Anatoly Fomenko / Gleb Nosovsky – New (World History) Chronology “Cliff Notes Version” EnglishNEW CHRONOLOGY AND CONCEPTION OF THE ENGLISH HISTORY. ENGLAND AND RUSSIA (GREAT HORDA-EMPIRE)http://chronologia.org/en/en_history/index.htmlSome of the most important and paradigm-shattering work going on in the world now, in a brief synopsys for those without the time to read the 7 ea. 400 page or so volumes of Fomenko and Nosovsky’s History – Fiction or Science? – and, it’s free…

Louisiana Becomes 25th US State to Pass Anti-BDS Lawhttps://unitedwithisrael.org/louisiana-becomes-25th-us-state-to-pass-anti-bds-law/ – “Louisiana’s Governor  John Bel Edwards issued an executive order Tuesday prohibiting the state’s agencies from executing contracts with businesses involved in the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement… The Times-Picayune reported that the order directs the state commissioner of administration, Jay Dardenne, to examine existing contracts with companies to determine if they are currently boycotting Israel or supporting those who do so… ‘The state of Louisiana unequivocally rejects the BDS campaign and stands firmly with Israel,’ the order reads… Edwards issued the order on the same night he held a special celebration honoring Israel’s 70th anniversary at the governor’s mansion.”

Israel To Redraw ‘Red Lines’, To Expand Operations In Syria: Mediahttps://southfront.org/israel-to-redraw-red-lines-to-expand-operations-in-syria-media/ – “Israel has notified Russia of its decision to redraw its Iran “red lines” and to expand its operations across Syria, the Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported on May 26… According to the report, Israel is going to expand its operations to the entirety of its northern neighbor’s territory rather than just the southern portion of Syria… According to some experts, the recent series of propaganda claims and Israeli strikes are clearly linked to the ongoing preparations of the Syrian Army to launch a military operation to regain the southern part of the country from militants.”

 

 

Web Research Links for the Week of 5/21/18

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A window into the current information (disinfo) war: A Crisis in Intelligence: Unthinkable Consequences of Outsourcing U.S. Intel (Part 3) – by George Eliason – https://consortiumnews.com/2018/02/18/a-crisis-in-intelligence-unthinkable-consequences-of-outsourcing-u-s-intel-part-3/ – “Unmasking the shadowy PropOrNot outfit was a small part of showing  how immoral people are using gray areas in the law to harass law-abiding citizens and strip them of their rights, income, and right to a free press through McCarthyite smear tactics. Because they haven’t been challenged, they have no problem crossing the line into criminality… What alternative media outlets that have been attacked by criminal groups like PropOrNot don’t know is there are laws and policies in place that protect civilians, journalists, and publications… However, spies for hire like Clint Watts, Andrew Weisburd, Jonathon Morgan, JM Berger, the Hamilton 68 Dashboard, the German Marshall Fund of the USA, The Alliance for Securing Democracy, Michael Chertoff, Eliot Higgins, Aric Toler, Bellingcat, The DFR Lab, Atlantic Council, UWC, and the UCCA can be enlisted to brand Vanessa Beeley as a traitor to the United Kingdom and a foreign agent… Yet, these are all in violation of Tallinn Rule 33 and 35A which prohibit targeting people you can’t identify clearly and attacking journalists. Targeting Beeley is a criminal act on their part… Once again the spies for hire have usurped government powers illegally.” – Comment: Excellent article, well worth the read.

Intel-based Core vPro totally and permanently hackablehttp://thebridgelifeinthemix.info/technology/cor-vpro/#sthash.PJe8HEvH.dpbs – “Real world use for Core vPro processors will involve the following : Accessing any PC anywhere, no matter what operating system is installed, even if it is physically disconnected from the internet. You see, Core vPro processors work in conjunction with Intel’s new Anti Theft 3.0, which put 3g connectivity into every Intel CPU after the Sandy Bridge version of the I3/5/7 processors. Users do not get to know about that 3g connection, but it IS there. You might think, I am not stupid so I will unplugged his router. Unfortunately, that won’t work, because anti theft 3.0 always has that 3g connection on also, even if the computer is turned off… And now the real reason for your finicky security habits will be known to the NSA you found a way to route photons to any place in the world without any sort of cable. You revolutionised communications. You were going public when you returned from your vacation, but thanks to your new Core vPro processors, a major communications firm is going to go public with your invention Before you get home, and your research will be deleted and replaced with criminal activity so you will be arrested when you get back and unable to speak about the theft of your invention. Fascism is Great.”

From the Catapulting-The-Propaganda Desk: Bellingcat Links High-Ranking Russian GRU Officer To Downing Of MH17https://www.rferl.org/a/netherlands-australia-to-hold-russia-legally-responsible-for-shooting-down-mh17/29250256.html – “THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Researchers from the British-based group Bellingcat have published a report that, for the first time, establishes what they say is the involvement of a high-ranking Russian military intelligence officer in connection with the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over eastern Ukraine in 2014… The May 25 report comes a day after the Dutch-led international Joint Investigative Team (JIT) said it had concluded the Buk missile that downed the MH17 was fired by Russia’s 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade from separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine.” – Comment: Bellingcat, far from having a team of “researchers,” is a one-man operation by Elliot Higgins, literally operating from his couch in Leicester, UK, whom evidence shows is receiving funds from several Western intelligence-related sources. Higgins has been outed repeatedly for his work using lies and deception to shore up various Western and Nato propaganda narratives. If people were paying attention, how could such an obviously biased and discredited source be getting actual headlines citing his “organization in major commercial media outlets to bolster the lies coming out of the Netherlands “investigation” into the downing of MH17 in July 2014? See: Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat, Who is He? Everything You Need to Know…, ● So how is Bellingcat funded?, ● Media’s Beloved “Expert” Eliot Higgins – Wrong Again And Again And Again. Apparently there is a coordinated operation underway to support the low-intensity war against the breakaway Donbass republics in East Ukraine that is heating up now.

It all depends on your values – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/it-all-depends-on-your-values/ – “If you want the Russian economy integrated into the western markets and financial sphere, if you believe that the correct economic path of development for Russia is western-style liberal capitalism,if you believe that the Zionist lobby in Russia does not exist or is not an issue, then you truly have cause to rejoice and, indeed, many have (including my friend Alexander Mercouris at The Duran)… But if you believe that morals, ethics should always prime so-called “pragmatic” considerations, if you believe that the correct path for Russia is to follow her own civilizational model, if you believe that there is a very influential and highly toxic Zionist lobby in Russia, then you have cause to worry… In an ideal world or, at least, a less crazy one, this choice should not be as stark, but with the Neocons in absolute control of the USA and the US foreign policy decided in the Likud offices in Jerusalem, and with Israel and the USA taking turns bombing Syria (even today), that choice will have to be made.”

RussiaGate Is Whirling Around in the Maelstrom, Awaiting the Final Blow from Trump – by James Howard Kunstler – https://russia-insider.com/en/russiagate-whirling-around-maelstrom-awaiting-final-blow-trump/ri23572 – “Picking up a trope conceived months back, the melodrama of US governance is looking more and more like Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, with the FBI as the doomed ship Pequod, with R. Mueller as Captain Ahab and D.J. Trump as the white whale. In the classic book, of course, the wounded whale finally sends the ship to the bottom, crew and all (but one), and swims away to the freedom of the deep blue sea.”

Survivors From The MK Ultra Program Come Together To Sue The Federal Government – by Richard Enos – http://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/05/25/survivors-from-the-mk-ultra-program-come-together-with-plans-to-sue-the-federal-government/ – “According to this CTV News article, survivors and families of an MK Ultra brainwashing program run by Dr. Ewen Cameron at McGill University in Montreal in the 1950s and 1960s have banded together to bring the horrors of this program more fully into the public eye… They are planning a class action lawsuit against the provincial and federal government, an initiative which lawyer Alan Stein feels optimistic about…”

Is Emerging Market Turmoil Deutsche Bank’s “Black Swan?” – by Dave Kranzler – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/05/is-emerging-market-turmoil-deutsche-banks-black-swan.html – “On top of this, DB has enormous exposure via credit default swaps to the risky southern European financial systems. A good friend of mine has reason to believe that if Italy goes into a tail-spin, it could take DB down with it… In truth, we don’t know how bad the situation is inside DB because the financial reporting requirements imposed on banks have been substantially rolled-back over the last several years. However, really bad news began to leak out on DB about the time the LIBOR-OIS spread began to rise and the dollar began to rise quickly. The misdirection propaganda attributed this to corporate dollar repatriation connected to the Trump tax cuts. Now the cost to buy credit protection on DB debt is starting to soar. Credit default swaps have become the financial’s new ‘smoke alarm.’ ”

Russian Military On MH17 Investigation: Buk Missile “More Than Likely” Belongs To Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/russian-military-on-mh17-investigation-buk-missile-more-than-likely-belongs-to-ukraine/ – ” ‘The engine fragment that the Joint Investigation Team demonstrated last Thursday indicates that the cutoff date for keeping those missiles in operation was 2011… After that, all missiles from that year of manufacture were withdrawn from service, written off and scrapped. However, all this unequivocally applies only to Russian air defense units, which received and still receive the necessary weapons in working condition from the sole manufacturer located in Russia,’ the ministry added.”

US Imposes New Sanctions On Iran, Iran Vows To Continue Its ‘Path’https://southfront.org/us-imposes-new-sanctions-on-iran-iran-vows-to-continue-its-path/ – “These sanctions come after the May 21 “basic requirements” announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He threatened Iran with “the strongest sanctions in history” if Tehran refuses to comply 12 demands of a new nuclear agreement that could permit Iran to avoid sanctions, ILNA news agency reported… Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected “basic requirements”, stressing that Iran would continue its “path”. He stressed that the era when the US could “decide for the world” had finished: ‘Who are you to decide for Iran and the world? The world today does not accept America to decide for the world, as countries are independent … that era is over … We will continue our path with the support of our nation’, Rouhani stated.”

George Soros pouring MILLIONS of dollars into California elections – Persistent globalist George Soros seeks to increase criminality a state already severely weakened by excessively burdensome liberal attitudes and policies – by Seraphim Hanisch – http://theduran.com/george-soros-pouring-millions-of-dollars-into-california-elections/ – “Fox News reported on Friday May 25 that former Hungarian billionaire and (now) US citizen George Soros is spending many millions of dollars to bolster extremely liberal candidates in California’s upcoming District Attorney elections. There are 56 DA positions in play for the June 5th election… Fox reported that Soros and other wealthy liberal donors are supporting the election of prosecutors who would favor a lower incarceration rate, crackdowns on police misconduct and changes in a bail system that has been held by these donors and other activists to discriminate against the poor.”

Informant or spy? How the FBI targeted Donald Trump. Part 2 (w/Video 19min) – http://theduran.com/informant-or-spy-how-the-fbi-targeted-donald-trump-part-2/

From the Ministry-Of-Truth Desk: MH17 downed by Russian military missile system, say investigators – by Shaun Walker – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/24/mh17-downed-by-russian-military-missile-system-say-investigators – “Russian officials have denied all involvement in the incident, and on Thursday the defence ministry repeated these denials, claiming that no Russian missile had ever crossed into Ukraine. Kremlin-linked media outlets have floated a range of implausible theories suggesting Ukraine was responsible for shooting down the plane. Russia has used its veto in the UN to prevent an international tribunal from being set up to determine guilt, meaning any eventual trial would be held in the Netherlands under Dutch law.” – Comment: The “Joint Investigation Team” have listed a set of supposedly-damning evidence that “proves” official Russian military involvement in the downing of MH-17. However, they have not made any of it public. The Guardian says point blank that all of the explanations offered by the Russians in the wake of the disaster are “implausible.” However, after exhaustive investigation of the evidence available on the web, it’s clear to me that the facts around the crash are not consistent with a surface-to-air misslle being responsible. There is much evidence that has not be considered in this investigation that reveals many anomalous factors in these events that don’t conform to the official narrative. But “It was The Russians.”

Scientists warn that 5G tech found in WiFi street lamps is causing insomnia, nosebleeds, and stillbirths – by Vicki Batts – https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-05-22-scientists-warn-5g-tech-found-in-wifi-street-lamps-is-causing-insomnia-nosebleeds-stillbirths.html – “Across the pond, one brave man is speaking out about a sudden spike in health problems he believes are related to LED streetlamps that purportedly emit 5G radiation. In Gateshead, a town in Northern England, citizens are reporting an array of disturbing side effects including insomnia, nosebleeds and even stillbirth — and Mark Steele has something to say about it… As usual, government officials are already engaging in full disaster-control, publicly decrying any health risks that may be linked to their radiation-emitting streetlights. In a Facebook post, Gateshead Council declared that “certain individuals are frightening local people with false stories” about the threat of EMF radiation… As is typical, uncomfortable truths are labeled “fake news” by the government. Gateshead officials continued their propaganda post by declaring that there was “no scientific basis or credible evidence” to support the claims that the LED streetlights were causing health problems city-wide… The government further claimed that the LED streetlights do not operate on a 5G network. But as Mr. Steele explained, ‘The transmitter operates at 868 – 870 MHz. That is a specific 5G spectrum.’ ”

Amazon’s Plan to Help Police Identify Citizens in Real-Time and Predict Crimes – by MassPrivateI –  https://www.activistpost.com/2018/05/amazons-plan-to-help-police-identify-citizens-in-real-time-and-predict-crimes.html – Amazon Rekognition performs real-time recognition of persons of interest from camera live streams against your private database of face metadata… (Source)… A private database of face metadata is just a fancy way of saying private watch lists… Amazon’s facial recognition program is being sold to police departments for as little as $6.00 a month. The above video confirms what I have been warning people about, ‘smart cities’ are really police cam-share programs in disguise… How are police ‘conserving the peace’ by creating a network of 10,000 spying neighbors and installing DHS’s, I.R.I.S. surveillance cameras everywhere?”

Hell Hath No Fury Like Weather Geoengineering – by Catherine Frompovich –  https://www.activistpost.com/2018/05/hell-hath-no-fury-like-weather-geoengineering.html – “During the last two weeks in the area where I live, SE Pennsylvania, we experienced an inordinate weather pattern that had everyone—bar none—talking about it and complaining how extraordinarily oppressive it was:  Torrential rain daily with no let up, plus no sunshine for days on end!.. Question: Was that a subtle food-growing interference technique, since this is the time farmers in this area normally would start plowing and seeding field crops.  Growing fields were lakes!  Is weather geoengineering another method for introducing what can be considered a ‘natural phenomenon’ causing famine because crops drown in the growing fields? In this area, farmers have experienced some of that in recent years.  One year the pumpkin crop was lost!.. Physicians I know and network with began telling me how patients were negatively impacted by that oppressive weather pattern, which apparently was generated by a bank of scalar clouds sent in to stall over and supersaturate the region with apparent ‘chemtrail-created’ toxic rain clouds.”

Watch: Activists Face Up To 60 Years In Prison For Rescuing A Dying Piglet From Factory Farm (w/Video 3min)- by Alanna Ketler – http://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/05/23/watch-activists-face-up-to-60-years-in-prison-for-rescuing-a-dying-piglet-from-factory-farm/ – “When Lily, the rescued piglet was found she was about 1/5th the size of the other piglets and was in desperate need of some care and attention. The protestors rescued this piglet, gave her a bath, gave her a home and most importantly showed her some love and compassion. This story even made it to the New York Times as many people were moved by this heroic act performed by this activist group. The problem? Smithfield factory farms were less than amused and have now taken it upon themselves to convince the Attorney General of Utah to charge the group with burglary, theft, rioting and even a pattern of unlawful activity.”

US Issues China Health Alert for ‘Abnormal’ Sound Sensationshttps://www.voanews.com/a/us-issues-alert-in-china-abnormal-sensations-of-sound-/4406189.html – “The U.S. State Department issued a health alert Wednesday for its citizens in China in response to what it said was a recent report of a U.S. government employee in Guangzhou experiencing ‘subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure.’.. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing said the employee was sent back to the United States for evaluation and diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury… Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described it as a “serious medical incident.”.. It advised anyone who experiences “unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or piercing noises” to not seek out the source, but instead to move to a location where they are not present… The State Department ‘is working to determine the cause and impact of the incident,’ spokesperson Heather Nauert said. ‘The State Department will be sending a medical team to Guangzhou early next week to conduct baseline medical evaluations of all Consulate Guangzhou employees who request it.’ ”

Democratic Party Is Dead – False Flags Are the Last Resort – by Dave Hodges – http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/democratic-party-is-dead-false-flags-are-the-last-resort/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=democratic-party-is-dead-false-flags-are-the-last-resort – “Not only does the Democratic Party have to cheat to win, they need control over the voting machines. Conventional wisdom states that the ceiling for Democratic cheating in elections is about 10-12%. Many election experts that I speak to state that the voting fraud ceiling was reached both in the Democratic primary and the general election in 2016. In the general election, I documented numerous instances of double voting by democrats in multiple and adjacent states, illegal aliens voting as they were bussed to polling places in places like New York City and this was sponsored by elected public officials and of course, the voting machines of George Soros tipped the vote significantly and was responsible for Hillary’s primary election victory and it almost stole the general election from Donald Trump.”

North Korea declares its nuclear test site disabled hours before Trump cancels summit – by Anna Fifield – https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/north-korea-expected-to-close-nuclear-test-site-despite-squabbles/2018/05/24/37968082-5f0e-11e8-8c93-8cf33c21da8d_story.html – “North Korea claimed Thursday it destroyed its key nuclear weapons testing site, setting off explosions to collapse underground tunnels hours before President Trump called off a planned June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un… The North had used the site, tucked into a remote and mountainous area, to detonate six increasingly large nuclear bombs over 11 years. The apparent demolition was widely seen as a diplomatic gesture toward Washington, even as it remained unclear whether the made-for-TV blasts marked any significant change in the North’s nuclear capabilities… Now, however, the timing of Trump’s cancellation is likely to add new tensions and uncertainty on the Korean Peninsula after groundbreaking overtures by the North with the United States and ally South Korea.”

Japan Leading the World in Exposing Fraud with Gardasil HPV Vaccine Injuries and Deaths – by Vera Sharav – http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/japan-leading-the-world-in-exposing-fraud-with-gardasil-hpv-vaccine-injuries-and-deaths/ – “Following a public hearing (February 2014), at which scientific evidence was presented by independent scientists [2], the Japanese government, not only rescinded its recommendation that girls receive the HPV vaccine, but established guidelines and special clinics for evaluating and treating illnesses caused by the vaccine… It is a scenario that Merck, GSK, and vaccine stakeholders globally are extremely anxious to suppress… The Merck-commissioned, CSIS report, co-authored by Dr. Larson, paints a picture of an all-out war over media coverage – not over the high rate of serious adverse reactions… The authors resort to the usual tactic of discrediting vaccine-injured individuals; they dismissed the serious health effects suffered by girls and young women following vaccination, as trivial… The CSIS report presents the entire issue as an epidemic fueled by Internet rumors and ‘vaccine hesitators.’ ”

France: Macron Buries Plan to Rehabilitate ‘No-Go Zones‘ – by Soeren Kern – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12362/france-macron-no-go-zones – “President Emmanuel Macron has substantially scaled back plans to rehabilitate France’s banlieues — poverty-ridden and crime-infested neighborhoods with large Muslim populations — and has instead called on local mayors and civil society groups to find solutions at the grassroots level… The policy reversal follows weeks of internal debate about whether a top-down or bottom-up approach is the best way to improve life in the troubled banlieues, which are breeding grounds for Islamic fundamentalism and are often referred to as no-go zones because of the dangerous conditions there for police and other representatives of state authority.”

IT’S CRASHING DOWN! Congress Just Made LEGENDARY Move to CRUSH The DEEP STATE Rats Once and For ALL! – from Gary Franchi (7 min)

Argentina Is Suddenly on the Verge of ANOTHER Economic Collapse – by Daisy Luther – https://www.theorganicprepper.com/argentina-economic-collapse/ – “President Mauricio Macri, a business tycoon who vowed to reincorporate Argentina into the global economy, has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a hefty credit line of at least $19.7 billion to see the country through the rest of his term, which ends in 2019… When the IMF gets involved, it tends to be the beginning of the end, as we saw in Greece, whose crisis was at its peak between 2009 and 2016…   The unexpected move surprised investors and stoked Argentines’ fears of a repeat of the nation’s devastating 2001-2002 economic collapse. Many here blame IMF-imposed austerity measures for worsening that crisis, which impoverished millions and turned Argentina into a global pariah after the government defaulted on a record $100 billion in debt…Word of a potential bailout sent thousands of angry Argentines into the streets this month, some with signs declaring “enough of the IMF.” (source)”

New legislation seeks to define anti-Semitism in US education system – Congress members say bipartisan bill will provide schools with tools to fight expressions of hatred – by Eric Cortellessa – https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-legislation-seeks-to-define-anti-semitism-in-us-education-system/ – “Under the guidance, anti-Semitism is said to include ‘a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews.’ Acts of hatred can have both ‘rhetorical and physical manifestations’ that are ‘directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property,’ as well as ‘Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.’.. It also incorporates manifestations that target Israel, particularly attacks that assail Israeli actions as representative of “Jewish collectivity.”.. The legislators said the Department of Education currently lacks a firm direction on how to identify and define anti-Semitism, and that, should the bill be signed into law, it would give the agency the tools to recognize when actions violate US anti-discrimination laws… The measure has received pushback from opponents who contend it could violate First Amendment protections for students, who would face possible criminal charges for expressing views critical of Israel.” (emphasis added)

Israeli military shot over 500 Palestinians in the head during Gaza protestshttp://mondoweiss.net/2018/05/military-palestinians-protests/ – ” Health Ministry: ‘Israeli army killed 112 Palestinians, injured 13,190 since March 30th’ – “IMEMC 21 May — Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, has reported Sunday that Israeli soldiers have killed 112 Palestinians, and injured 13,190 since the Great Return March protests started on the Palestinian Land Day, March 30th, 2018. Dr. al-Qedra said that the soldiers killed 13 Palestinian children, and injured 2096 others, in addition to wounding 1029 women. He added that 332 of the wounded Palestinians suffered life-threatening injuries, 3,422 suffered moderate wounds, 9,436 suffered mild injuries, and 5,572 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. Dr. al-Qedra said that: ● 502 Palestinians were shot in the head and neck. ● 283 were shot in the chest and back. ● 225 were shot in the abdomen and pelvis. ● 938 were shot in the arm. ● 325 were shot in the leg. ● 1,117 suffered various cuts and bruises to several parts of their bodies. ● He also said that 27 of the wounded Palestinians suffered amputations in their legs, one in his arm, and four others had some fingers severed by Israeli fire. Dr. al-Qedra added that the soldiers also shot and killed one medic, and injured 323 others with live fire and gas bombs, in addition to causing damage to 37 ambulances.”

US Issues China Health Alert for ‘Abnormal’ Sound Sensationshttps://www.voanews.com/a/us-issues-alert-in-china-abnormal-sensations-of-sound-/4406189.html – “The U.S. State Department issued a health alert Wednesday for its citizens in China in response to what it said was a recent report of a U.S. government employee in Guangzhou experiencing ‘subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure.’.. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing said the employee was sent back to the United States for evaluation and diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury… Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described it as a “serious medical incident.”.. It advised anyone who experiences “unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or piercing noises” to not seek out the source, but instead to move to a location where they are not present… The State Department ‘is working to determine the cause and impact of the incident,’ spokesperson Heather Nauert said. ‘The State Department will be sending a medical team to Guangzhou early next week to conduct baseline medical evaluations of all Consulate Guangzhou employees who request it.’ ”

Israeli Jets Strike Gaza Destroying Boat Preparing To Meet Aid Flotilla – Reports – https://southfront.org/israeli-jets-strike-gaza-destroying-boat-preparing-to-meet-aid-flotilla-reports/ – “Last night, the Israeli Air Force carried out strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip destroying a boat, which was preparing to meet other boats that were trying to sail through Israel’s naval blockade of the region, according to local sources quoted by the media… In turn, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed via Twitter that Israeli jets had ‘struck underground Hamas terror infrastructure in northern Gaza, as well as 2 additional military targets that belong to the terror organization’s naval force’. ” – Comment: Hamas’ “naval force”?! Please pull the other leg, it has bells on it. Result: more dead Palestinians because Israel simply can’t be bothered with working to preserve human life.

New DARPA Program Plans To Patrol Cities With AI Drones – by Tyler Durden –  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-21/new-darpa-program-plans-patrol-cities-ai-drones – “In other words, the Pentagon is developing a program of high-tech cameras mounted on drones and other robots that monitor cities, which enable identification and discrimination between civilians and terrorists through machine learning computers… DARPA provides a simple scenario of what a URSA engagement would look like: ‘A static sensor located near an overseas military installation detects an individual moving across an urban intersection and towards the installation outside of normal pedestrian pathways. An unmanned aerial system (UAS) equipped with a loudspeaker delivers a warning message. The person is then observed running into a neighboring building. Later, URSA detects an individual emerging from a different door at the opposite end of the building, but confirms it is the same person and sends a different UAS to investigate.’ ”

From the Incident Desk: Hundreds of Palestinian grapevines destroyed in second incident in week – by Jacob Magid –  https://www.timesofisrael.com/hundreds-of-palestinian-grapevines-destroyed-in-second-incident-in-week/ – “The incident took place only a few hundred meters away from the site of a similar attack last Wednesday in which 400 grapevines were cut down alongside threatening graffiti in Hebrew… Recent months have seen many attacks against Palestinians, including the chopping down of dozens of olive trees, the torching of a mosque, stones thrown through car windows, the slashing of tires, and graffiti calling for the murder of Arabs. Police are investigating the various crimes, but no arrests have been reported.”

Deutsche Bank To Fire Another 10,000 Bankers, Bringing Total Layoffs To 20% Of Workforce – by Tyler Durden –  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-14/deutsche-bank-fire-another-10000-bankers-bringing-total-layoffs-20-workforce – The hits for Deutsche Bank just keep on coming. One day after a report that the German lender has imposed a hiring freeze in the latest bid to reassure investors that it has expenses under control and is stemming the outflow of cash, moments ago Reuters reported that Deutsche Bank’s finance chief told his staff that job cuts at the bank could be double that planned, a step that could remove 10,000 further employees… Such cuts would likely take many years but setting such a goal could reassure investors that the bank is determined to tackle costs that sources said the European Central Bank sees as bloated. Unless, of course, they are forced to cut much faster. If 10,000 job losses were ultimately to follow the 9,000 announced by management in October 2015, roughly one in five of the bank’s workforce around the globe would be affected.” Note: DB shares have dropped over 30% in the last year, and are falling fast now. The corporation holds somewhere between 43 and 80 TRILLION in gross derivatives exposure. They say in their reports that total derivatives “positive value” is around 500 million Euros, and is hedged in other ways well below that. They have been fined for lying about the amount of derivatives they’ve sold and are liable for. In the event of some kind of credit crunch / market meltdown the damage would likely be more than fatal.

Trump Forbids Russian Pipeline. Europe Pushes Back – U.S. may not be able to scuttle the planned Nord Stream 2 project to bring gas to Germany. – by Leonid Bershidsky – https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/view/articles/2018-05-18/nord-stream-2-pipeline-is-new-front-in-u-s-clash-with-europe

Special Service’s Agent: Attack On Russia is Being Prepared – by Andrey Afanasyev – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49471.htm – “Destabilizing the situation in Central Asia, the US and its allies will achieve several goals at once. First, in this way, Washington can distract Moscow and Tehran from Syria. Secondly, if the operation succeeds, a focus of instability will be created along the path of the One-Belt-One-Road project, which is designed to strengthen the economic and logistical integration of Eurasia. Afghanistan also borders Iran in the west, which opens a new front against Tehran if necessary.is extremely high. It will happen synchronously with the exacerbation in several directions. Starting with economic pressure through new sanctions, ending with “color revolutions” that will continue in the post-Soviet space, and direct aggression from American networks. Obviously, the United States did not seize Afghanistan, by rigging its military dictatorship there, in order to build democracy and civil society there. This is a springboard for the creation of terrorist networks, with the help of which the US is preparing an aggression against Iran and Russia.”

Con #2: Oil is Not a Fossil Fuel – It is ‘Renewable’ – The following is from John Truman Wolfe’s e-book, The Anatomy of a Con Job – https://anticorruptionsociety.com/anatomy-of-a-con-job/con-2-oil-is-not-a-fossil-fuel-it-is-renewable/ – “…we return momentarily to the early days of the Cold War when an isolated Soviet Union tasked their top scientists to identify the actual source of oil. Not a weekend homework assignment. After considerable research, in 1956, Russian scientist Professor Vladimir Porfir’yev announced that ‘crude oil and natural petroleum gas have no intrinsic connection with biological matter originating near the surface of the earth. They are primordial [originating with the earth’s formation] materials which have been erupted from great depths.’.. If your eyeballs didn’t fall out when you read that, you might want to read it again… He said oil doesn’t come from anything biologic, not, as conventional wisdom dictates, from the fossilized remains of dinosaurs and/or ancient plant matter. It comes from very deep in the earth and is created by a biochemical reaction that subjected hydrocarbons (elements having carbon and hydrogen) to extreme heat and intense pressure during the earth’s formation… Russians referred to this oil (any oil, really) as “abiotic oil” because it is not created from the decomposition of biological life forms, but rather from the chemical process continually occurring inside the earth… I know, easy for Porfir’yev to say. But it turns out it was more than just a theory.”

CO2 Is Not Causing Global Warming – by Dr. Tim Ball – “A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses: it is an idea that possesses the mind.-Robert Bolton “At what point does misrepresentation of facts become lies? A general definition of the word lie is “an intentionally false statement” but this applies to a single statement and the key word is “intentional”. A single misunderstanding or a misstatement can occur, but what if there are a series of misstatements from an individual or group? What happens when many statements are proved incorrect, but they continue to repeat them or fail to acknowledge they were false?.. There is a long and growing list of statements by promoters of human CO2 induced global warming that have proven incorrect. Yet they continue to push their claim by ignoring the evidence and diverting attention with new specious and spurious claims. Most politicians and mainstream media continue to believe because they don’t understand, or don’t want to understand for political reasons. However, even they must understand when the predictions are consistently wrong. Science is simply defined as the ability to predict, so the failure invalidates the science even if you don’t understand the science. People who persist only have a blind belief and as the adage says, there are none so blind as those who will not see. What a terrifying basis for devastating and totally unnecessary energy and economic policies.”

Letter from Iran: Mr. Trump, you have been served – Top officials, including former CIA officers, Pentagon officials, US Army officers and former diplomats demand explanation of Israeli actions – by Pepe Escobar – http://www.atimes.com/article/letter-from-iran-mr-trump-you-have-been-served/ – “In a letter addressed to President Donald Trump, with copies to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the UN Security Council, four top former officials at the highest level of the US government have given him legal notice about his duty to advise the US Congress, the ICC and the UNSC, among others, about Israel’s actions coinciding with the ’70th anniversary of the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes.’.. The letter is signed, among others, by former CIA operations officer Phil Giraldi; former Pentagon official Michael Maloof; former US Army officer and State Department coordinator for counterterrorism contractor Scott Bennett; and former diplomat and author of Visas For al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World, Michael Springmann.”

Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts poses ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, report finds – by Sarah Knapton – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/05/17/electromagnetic-radiation-power-lines-phone-masts-poses-credible/ – “An analysis of 97 studies by the EU-funded review body EKLIPSE concluded that radiation is a potential risk to insect and bird orientation and plant health… However the charity Buglife warned that despite good evidence of the harms there was little research ongoing to assess the impact, or apply pollution limits.”

When 43% of Americans Can’t Pay for Food and Rent, We Can Safely Say the Economic Collapse Is HERE – by Daisy Luther – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/05/when-43-of-americans-cant-pay-for-food-and-rent-we-can-safely-say-the-economic-collapse-is-here.html – “This doesn’t mean that you failed financially – it means that circumstances can affect you, just like they do everyone else, no matter how careful you are… Before my daughter’s illness, I was doing everything “right”: ● I had enough money in my emergency fund to carry me through 3 lean months,  ●  I had numerous credit cards with zero balances, ● My only debt was my car, ● My kids are going to school without student loans, ● I opted out of health insurance because it was more financially practical to pay cash (and I still agree with that decision)… Everything was great…. Until it wasn’t. (source)”

Trump Gives Merkel An Ultimatum: Drop Russian Gas Pipeline Or Trade War Begins – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-17/trump-gives-merkel-ultimatum-drop-russian-gas-pipeline-or-trade-war-begins – “Trump has publicly criticized the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, saying at a meeting with Baltic State leaders at the White House this year that ‘Germany hooks up a pipeline into Russia, where Germany is going to be paying billions of dollars for energy into Russia…That’s not right.’… ‘Donald Trump is a deal maker…there is a deal to be made if someone (in Germany) stood up and said ‘Help us protect our auto industry a little bit more, because we’re great at it and we’re going to help you on Nord Stream 2’,’ said one U.S. official, who was present at the April meeting between Ms. Merkel and Mr. Trump… Raising the pressure further, Sandra Oudkirk, a senior U.S. diplomat, told journalists in Berlin on Thursday that as a Russian energy project the pipeline could face U.S. sanctions, putting any company participating in it at risk.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 5/14/18

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Ignoring the Astana Talks, the US Is Increasing Its Military Presence in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor Province – by Peter Korzun – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/05/17/ignoring-astana-talks-us-increasing-its-military-presence-syria-deir-ez-zor-province.html – “Despite its recent claims to the contrary, the US is hunkering down in Syria for the long haul. The US, Saudi Arabia, and France have already discussed the possibility of joint actions against Iran. The administration is pressing its Arab allies to do more. French forces are already operating in Deir ez-Zor together with the SDF… The US buildup in northeastern Syria is important for cutting off any direct land route from Tehran across to the Mediterranean… It is symbolic that the United States was not present at the Astana round of talks on May 14-15. It shows that Washington is no longer interested in de-escalation zones. It wants a divided Syria, with a new, pro-US entity on the map of the Middle East. It is creating local governing bodies that operate independently from Damascus, with enough money flowing in to keep them functional. And it would like to see other parts of Syria plunge into an all-against-all war.”

Canada Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Non-vaccinating Parents Accused of Son’s Death – New Evidence Points to Cover-up of Medical Malpractice – http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/canada-supreme-court-orders-new-trial-for-non-vaccinating-parents-accused-of-sons-death-new-evidence-points-to-cover-up-of-medical-malpractice/ – “On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, justices in the highest court in the land deliberated for only a few minutes before issuing their unanimous decision. The Court could have waited months to render a decision, but Chief Justice Richard Wagner said that the consensus was that it was “appropriate to release the decision as soon as possible.” – Thus they gave a rare verdict from the bench on the same day that arguments were heard. Justice Michael Moldaver read the decision, stating that they would: ‘allow the appeal, quash the convictions, and order a new trial.’ (Source)… They found that the records previously released had been cherry-picked in order to present a particular picture of the events surrounding Ezekiel’s illness and death. Once they were able to examine the additional records, a very different picture emerged – one that supports the parents’ version of events… Even so, the family does not have all of the records. There are at least 30 pages missing, covering at least an hour and 15 minutes of time that little Ezekiel was under medical care, away from his parents… The investigators were able to piece together some events from the notes of a doctor who was on a call with the medical team who were with the child… It was not until these records were obtained that the Stephans learned that their little boy suffered 3 heart attacks between the time the ambulance picked him up and he arrived by helicopter at another hospital… …a tear in the trachea is evident in the same x-ray. Upon further investigation we found autopsy photos where a deep gouge in the pleura covering Ezekiel’s spinal column is present directly under the tear in the trachea… This tear would result in aspirant, that was identified in the 911 call transcripts, leaking into Ezekiel’s thoracic cavity and resulting in a massive lung infection that the medical examiner would list as one of the causes of death.”

Why governments are pursuing DEPOPULATION to save themselves from financial collapse (w/Video 17 min) – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-05-18-why-governments-are-pursuing-depopulation-to-save-themselves-from-financial-collapse.html

Regarding volcanic activity in Hawaii – the Hawaiian islands “hotspot” is not in the middle of a tectonic plate, it’s in the middle of a spreading ocean floor (spreading out in the Pacific from the West coast of the Americas). All of the oceans of the world have come into being in the last 200 million years. It’s documented that the rock in the floor of the oceans is ALL 200 million years old or less, and get’s younger as it approaches the rifts where it is continuing to grow. The Earth has doubled in mass in only the last 65 million years. For a very well done 10 minute video that graphically demonstrates this growth, go here: Neal Adams – Science: 01 – Conspiracy: Earth is Growing!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJfBSc6e7QQ – For more of Neal Adams work supporting these scientific observations, go here: Growing Universe Videos. These Videos present the high quality graphic geology of A Growing Earth in easy to understand, incredible to watch parts of this series. –  http://nealadams.com/science-videos/(Note: The 21 Chapters that Neal presents here require a $2 donation each to view). The evidence of the Expanding Earth so far has no even marginally credible theories to explain it beyond the idea that the mass of the planet is spontaneously increasing.

US Special Ops Getting 1000s Of Small Glide Munitions That Pack A Bigger Punch Than Hellfireshttps://southfront.org/special-ops-getting-1000s-of-small-glide-munitions-that-pack-a-bigger-punch-than-hellfires/ – “The GBU-69B Small Glide Munitions (SGM) can glide for more than 20 miles and slam into a moving target traveling up to 70 mph with its lightweight, 36-lb. warhead, which is more powerful than a Hellfire, but has about half the weight coming in at 59-lb.”

Making Sense of Russian Political Ambiguities – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/making-sense-of-russian-political-ambiguities/ – “During WWII the German military usually performed better than the Soviet one on the tactical level, but the Soviets were superior on the operational and strategic levels. We all know how that war ended. If you want to read a good analysis and debunking of the “Putin caved in” nonsense, I recommend the article ”Russia Betrayed Syria”: Geopolitics through the eyes of a fearful “pro-Russia” Westerner” by Ollie Richardson… The other extreme is to deny, against all evidence, that there is a problem or that mistakes have been made. That kind of stubborn flag-waving is actually unhelpful as mistakes are inevitable, and the first step towards mitigating them is to recognize them. The extreme version of that kind of flag-waving (pseudo-)patriotism is to denounce a person brining up problems as a traitor or a defeatist… It is with all this in mind that I would like to revisit what has taken place and try to gauge what the real-world consequences of these PR events might be.”

The SES and Serco: 5G Network/Psychotronic Weapons/Brainwave Entrainment/HAARP, Consciousness, Eugenics/Genocide, Military Industrial Complex, Mind Control & PsyOps, Slavery, Space, Weapons – Video on page, 51 min – https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/shocking-global-control-system-exposed/

https://www.voanews.com/a/congo-ebola-virus-moves-from-rural-area-to-urban-one/4398399.html – “WHO says as of May 15, 44 cases of Ebola have been reported in the DRC and more than 20 people have died. Except for the confirmed case in Mdbandaka, the other cases have been in Bikoro, a remote, northwestern area that is very hard to reach… The Ebola virus is endemic in Congo, and despite Congo’s experience with the disease, the difference between this one and previous outbreaks is the location… Bikoro lies near two major rivers that could transport infected people to urban areas including Kinshasa and Brazzaville. Mbandaka is also on the Congo River about 4,000 kilometers north of Kinshasa, the capital of the DRC, whose population is roughly ten million.” – Comment: I sure hope that Trump is on top of this one…

Exclusive: 40% in U.S. can’t afford middle-class basics – by Steve LeVine & Chris Canipe – https://www.axios.com/americans-who-cant-afford-middle-class-basics-united-way-5da1e2e6-046b-4a53-9a11-1106a77564ef.html – “Quick take: The study, conducted by United Way, found a wide band of working U.S. households that live above the official poverty line, but below the cost of paying ordinary expenses. Based on 2016 data, there were 34.7 million households in that group — double the 16.1 million that are in actual poverty, project director Stephanie Hoopes tells Axios.”

“Ukraine should blow up Putin’s Crimea bridge,” unhinged Washington Examiner advocates terrorismhttp://theduran.com/ukraine-should-blow-up-putins-crimea-bridge-unhinged-washington-examiner-advocates-terrorism/ – “Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Crimea, Ukraine, with mainland Russia on Tuesday…Ukraine should now destroy elements of the bridge… While that course of action would be an escalation against Putin and one that would almost certainly spark Russian retaliation, this bridge is an outrageous affront to Ukraine’s very credibility as a nation. Of course, from Putin’s perspective, that’s the whole point. The bridge cost Russia’s near-bankrupt government billions of dollars, but it offers Putin a formal physical and psychological appropriation of Ukrainian territory… Fortunately, Ukraine has the means to launch air strikes against the bridge in a manner that would render it at least temporarily unusable. Because of its significant length, the Ukrainian air force could strike the bridge while mitigating the risk of casualties by those traversing it.”

From the Muh-Neighborhood Desk: Capitola Man Accused Of Manufacturing Assault Weaponshttps://patch.com/california/santacruz/s/gfbda/capitola-man-accused-of-manufacturing-assault-weapons – “Around 2 p.m., the sheriff’s Gang Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a home in the 1700 block of 48th Avenue, sheriff’s officials said… There, they allegedly found 10 guns including several illegal assault weapons in the process of being built… Tools and parts used to build assault weapons were also found and seized for evidence, sheriff’s officials said.”

Bolton Emerges as Potential Wrecking Ball for Trump’s Kim Summit – by Toluse Olorunnipa – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-17/bolton-emerges-as-potential-wrecking-ball-for-trump-s-kim-summit – “In recent weeks, Bolton has said on multiple occasions that the U.S. wants North Korea to follow Libya’s model, which required complete nuclear dismantlement before Qaddafi received any benefits in return… ‘Yes, I think that’s what denuclearization means,’’ Bolton said last month on Fox News when asked if North Korea would have to give up its entire nuclear program before any concessions by the U.S. ‘We have very much in mind the Libya model from 2003, 2004.’.. Qaddafi was killed by NATO-backed rebels (actually he was killed by an assassination team sent in by the Western invaders) in 2011, two years after the last remnants of his nuclear program were removed. While U.S. officials have sought to make public assurances that they don’t seek Kim Jong Un’s ouster, Bolton’s repeated references to Libya have undermined that message.”

Medics in Gaza report Israel forces using devastating ‘butterfly bullet’https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180503-medics-in-gaza-report-israel-forces-using-devastating-butterfly-bullet/ – “Twenty-four Palestinians ‘have had their limbs amputated since the March of Great Return mass protests started on March 30’, according to Al Jazeera:‘Medics on the ground say Israeli forces are shooting at demonstrators with a new type of round – never seen before – known as the ‘butterfly bullet’, which explodes upon impact, pulverising tissue, arteries and bone, while causing severe internal injuries,’ the report said… All 24 amputees were shot by Israeli snipers with a “single explosive bullet”, including journalists Yaser Murtaja and Ahmad Abu Hussein, both “shot in the abdomen”… ‘All of their internal organs were totally destroyed, pulverised,’ said Ashraf Al-Qidra, Gaza’s health ministry spokesperson. The bullets are the deadliest the Israeli army has ever used, he added… ‘Normally, a regular bullet breaks the leg [upon impact]. But these bullets create massive wounds, indicating that an explosion happened inside the body. It’s an expanding bullet. It pulverises the leg, and the leg gets cut off [as a result],’ ” (emphasis added)

I was at the Gaza border, we did all we could to avoid killing – by Kinley Tur-Paz – http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/i-was-at-the-gaza-border-we-did-all-we-could-to-avoid-killing/ – “I was on our side of the fence but I could see and hear and understand everything. I want to testify from my firsthand knowledge, not a theoretical point of view. Because I was there… I want to testify that what I saw and heard was a tremendous, supreme effort from our side to prevent, in every possible way, Palestinian deaths and injuries… Of course, the primary mission was to prevent hundreds of thousands of Gazans from infiltrating into our territory. That kind of invasion would be perilous, mortally dangerous, to the nearby communities; would permit terrorists disguised as civilians to enter our kibbutz and moshav communities, and would leave us with no choice but to target every single infiltrator. That’s why our soldiers were directed to prevent infiltration, in a variety of ways, using live ammunition only as a last resort.” (emphasis added)

From The-Dog-Is-Working-With-The-Man Desk: Chlorine used in Syrian town of Saraqeb, chemical weapons watchdog says – by Associated Press – http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fi-syria-chlorine-attack-20180516-story.html – “The international chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday that chlorine was likely used as a weapon in the rebel-held northern Syrian town of Saraqeb in early February, the latest report of poison gas being unleashed in Syria’s civil war… On Feb. 4, the White Helmets search-and-rescue group and a medical charity reported that several people suffered breathing difficulties after a suspected chlorine gas attack on Saraqeb, days after the Trump administration accused President Bashar Assad’s government of producing and using “new kinds of weapons” to deliver poisonous gases. Damascus denied the White House’s charges.” (emphasis added)

Teen Sent to Prison (for 13 Years) for Defending Home from Intruders—Because The Intruders Were Cops – by Rachel Blevins – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/05/teen-sent-to-prison-for-defending-home-from-intruders-because-the-intruders-were-cops.html – “When a SWAT team broke down the door and charged into the Harrell family’s house in the early morning hours of April 14, 2016, they claimed that the intrusive operation was justified, because they believed 18-year-old Tyler Harrell was running a drug ring out of his parents’ home… When Tyler Harrell was woken up by what he believed were burglars breaking into his home, he did what many gun owners would do, and he grabbed his firearm and confronted the intruders. He used his legally-owned AK-47, and while he did not kill any of the officers, he did wound one officer by shooting him in the knee… Hours after the shooting, police confirmed that “another SWAT team member returned fire, but did not hit Harrell, who surrendered to police within minutes,” indicating that as soon as Harrell realized he was firing at police officers, he stopped and let them arrest him without a fight… However, it was the testimony from Officer James Pittman that apparently pulled at the heartstrings of jury members. He was the only person injured by Harrell’s gunfire, and he said the bullet wound in his leg kept him from playing with his kids now and would force him to get knee replacement surgery one day… Pittman also criticized the “Not Guilty” verdict from another Texas case in which a homeowner shot and wounded three police officers when they initiated a no-knock raid on his house. Ray Rosas spent nearly two years in jail awaiting his trial, and his actions were ruled justified based on the fact that he was acting in self-defense and did not know the intruders he was shooting were police officers… Rosas was acquitted, despite the fact that 11 police officers testified against him. However, in the case of Tyler Harrell, his lawyer argued that the 18 SWAT team members who attended court in tactical gear to show their support for Officer Pittman, further demonized Harrell in the eyes of the jury… The pressure worked, and while the jury determined that Tyler Harrell was not guilty of attempted capital murder or aggravated assault on a public servant, he was found guilty of aggravated assault and sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison, and a fine of $7,000.” (emphasis added)

Sweden in Free Fall – by Judith Bergman – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12295/sweden-free-fall – “The Swedish government, however, seems undeterred by the risks of more potential gang rapes and migrant crimes. It has proposed legislation that will allow 9,000 unaccompanied and mainly male minors — approximately 7,000 of whom have reportedly turned out to be older than 18 and are thus not minors at all — who have had their asylum applications rejected, and who should have been deported, to get temporary residence permits in Sweden, if they plan to attend high school or are already enrolled in one. Notably, even those among the 9,000 whose identities are unverified — presumably because they have no papers — will be allowed to stay.”

The moral challenge of Gaza – by Rabbi Donniel Hartman – http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-moral-challenge-of-gaza/Comment: I commend this article to anyone who wants to understand the complexity and the insanity of what is unfolding in “The Plucky Little State of Israel.” If you do check it out, take a look at the comments below.

Reports Indicate Secret FBI and CIA Mole Spying on Trump Campaign – by Kristina Wong – http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/15/reports-indicate-fbi-cia-secret-source-spying-trump-campaign/ – “Such a source was first confirmed last week by leakers to the Washington Post. The leakers told the Post that senior FBI and national intelligence officials tried to stop House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes from receiving information that could ‘endanger a top-secret intelligence source.’.. The leakers also revealed the source is a ‘U.S. citizen who has provided intelligence to the CIA and FBI.’.. They also revealed that providing the information about the source could ‘damage relationships with other countries that serve as U.S. intelligence partners’… Wall Street Journal‘s Kimberley Strassel, who believes she has identified the source based on leaks and her own reporting, told Fox News on Friday, ‘It does look as though indeed, there was an FBI attempt — a successful one, to basically go out and spy with a human asset on the Trump campaign.’.. ‘When the FBI talks about a source, the talk about someone who is an average citizen who uses their credentials, their job as a way of spying for the agency,’ she said. ‘We can take that to mean that there was somebody interacting with the Trump campaign and reporting back to the FBI, which means the FBI was using human intelligence to spy on a presidential campaign.’ ”

North Korea threatens to cancel summit with Trump over military exercises – by Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug – http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-north-korea-summit-20180515-story.html – “North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals… The surprise declaration, which came in a pre-dawn dispatch in North Korea’s state media, appears to cool what had been an unusual flurry of outreach from a country that last year conducted a provocative series of weapons tests that had many fearing the region was on the edge of war… The statement was released hours before the two Koreas were to meet at a border village to discuss setting up talks aimed at reducing military tension along the world’s most heavily armed border and restarting reunions between families separated by the Korean War… The North’s Korean Central News Agency called the two-week-long Max Thunder drills, which began Monday and reportedly include about 100 aircraft, an ‘intended military provocation’ and an ‘apparent challenge’ to an April summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, when the rival leaders met on their border and agreed to reduce animosity and set up more high-level exchanges.”

The Protocols of the Alliance – by c-change – Protocols of the Illuminated Suns of the Golden Dawn (Part 1): https://steemit.com/politics/@c-change/protocols-of-the-illuminated-suns-of-the-golden-dawn – Protocols of the Illuminated Suns of the Golden Dawn (Part 2): https://steemit.com/pedogate/@c-change/protocols-of-the-illuminated-suns-of-the-golden-dawn-part-2

SOHR, Everyone’s Go-To ‘Independent’ Syria Monitor Received £200,000 From the British Govt – The Coventry-based operation is UK-funded as was always suspected – https://russia-insider.com/en/sohr-everyones-go-independent-syria-monitor-received-ps200000-british-govt/ri23470 – “The Sunday Mail’s Hitchens, a regular critic of British foreign policy, tweeted on Sunday: ‘Boris Johnson’s Foreign Office admits it gave £194,769.60 to the supposedly ‘independent’ Syrian Human Rights Observatory. How many other ‘independent’ bodies in the Syrian controversy aren’t as ‘independent’ as they look?’.. The SOHR declare on its website that it’s ‘not associated or linked to any political body.’.. Hitchens in his Sunday Mail blog asks: ‘Is Boris Johnson’s Foreign Office not a political body?’  Hitchens appears to question the legitimacy of the relationship, in relation to the Syrian conflict ‘in which the British government clearly takes sides.’ ”

THE REAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – QUESTIONS for the Interrogatories – By Rebekah Sutherland – https://anationbeguiled.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/the-real-history-of-the-united-states-of-america/

Proof that Our Federal Government Was Usurped By Foreign Corporations – By Anna Von Reitz – http://www.paulstramer.net/2018/05/proof-that-our-federal-government-was.html

The United States of America Corporation Listings – Laugh or weep …??? – by JohnHenryHill – https://johnhenryhill.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/the-united-states-of-america-corproration-listings-laugh-or-weep/

“Grounds for speculation and further research.” -Dave Emory

Google CEO unveils new era of robots that sound like humans – by Seung Lee – https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/08/google-ceo-unveils-new-era-of-robots-that-sound-like-humans/ – ” ‘We’ve been working on this technology for many years,’ said Pichai. ‘We’re still developing this technology, and we want to work hard to get this technology and the expectations right.’.. Pichai also introduced a slew of artificial intelligence-powered tools in its suite of apps, including Gmail’s upcoming ability to help compose emails and Google Photos’ edit suggestions and ability to automatically turn document photos into PDF files… ‘We are at an important inflection point in computing,’ said Pichai. ‘We know the path ahead needs to navigated carefully and deliberately.’ ” (emphasis added) – Comment: Shall we play a game?

john.erik: Perhaps it’s easier for some folks to “reveal their inner thoughts” to a machine, but they could just as easily do that to a diary, as people have done for millenia. A machine is not conscious (and never will be) and is incapable of deep listening or empathy. I suspect that people who accept AI technology as their only available emotional support will be on a downward slope to a declining quality of life.

German official wants to target outside online anti-Semitismhttps://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/tech/german-official-wants-target-outside-191838452.html – “BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official reportedly wants authorities to prosecute anti-Semitic hate speech posted online, even if the material is hosted abroad… Bavaria’s justice minister told weekly Welt am Sonntag that he plans to propose a change in the law when he meets with counterparts from Germany’s other 15 states next month… Winfried Bausback said in an interview published Sunday that German law currently contains “dangerous gaps” when it comes to punishing those who spread anti-Semitism and other forms of hate speech online… German law, in response to the historic anti-Semitism of the country’s Nazi regime, allows authorities to prosecute people for incitement to hatred.”

An “Audible Gasp” Was Heard When The Chicago Fed Unveiled Its “Solution” To The Pension Problem – by Mark Glennon – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/audible-gasp-was-heard-when-chicago-fed-unveiled-its-solution-pension-problem – “An audible gasp went out in the breakout room I was in at last month’s pension event cosponsored by The Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. That was when a speaker from the Chicago Fed proposed levying, across the state and in addition to current property taxes, a special property assessment they estimate would be about 1% of actual property value each year for 30 years… Evidently, that wasn’t reality-shock enough. This week the Chicago Fed published that proposal formally. It’s linked here… Property taxes in many Illinois communities already exceed 3%, 4% and even 5% of home values. Across Illinois, the average is a sky-high 2.67 percent, the highest in the nation.”

‘What about that human touch?’ Elderly will be cared for by ROBOTS to solve staff shortage – ROBOTS which can listen, learn and react to people are being introduced in care homes to help look after residents and prevent loneliness – by Lucy Johnston – https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/958844/uk-care-homes-robots-elderly – “The humanoid companions, which are equipped with artificial intelligence, will be able to recognise the needs and emotions of frail, elderly residents.” – Comment: Yeah, right.

Fifty-two Palestinians were killed Monday in violent clashes with Israeli forces along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, Palestinians said, in a burst of bloodshed that cast a cloud over Israel’s festive inauguration of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem – It was the deadliest day in Gaza since the devastating cross-border war between the territory’s Hamas rulers and Israel in 2014 – https://www.timesofisrael.com/clashes-erupt-along-gaza-israel-border-ahead-of-us-embassy-inauguration/“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” –George Orwell (Eric Blair)

The UK Proposes Six Years in Prison for Posts Against Transgender, Religion – by Kerry Lear – http://punchingbagpost.com/the-uk-proposes-six-years-in-prison-for-posts-against-transgender-religion/ – “The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has drafted a proposal where individuals posting hostile language online about “protected characteristics” including “race; sex; disability; age; sexual orientation; religion or belief; pregnancy and maternity; and gender reassignment” can be subjected to harsh sentences, including up to six years in prison.”

Russia in Flurry of Diplomatic Activity Over Iran Deal – by Charles Maynes – https://www.voanews.com/a/russia-in-flurry-of-diplomatic-activity-over-iran-deal/4392131.html