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For the Week of 2/12/18:

FOX News (Sean Hannity) Cuts Off Reporter When She Links Psychotropic Drugs to Florida Shooter – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/fox-news-cuts-off-reporter-links-psychotropic-drugs-florida-shooter.html

Lawmakers agree to destroy site of school carnage: ‘This building has to come down’ – by Mary Ellen Klas – http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article200564969.html – “Students will never be returning to Building 12 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School again… Florida legislators said Thursday (the day after the “attack”!) they will provide the resources to help the Broward School District tear down Building 12, the site of the massacre that killed 17 students and teachers. They want to build a new classroom space and replace the site of the murders with a memorial to honor the victims and their families.” – Comment: Hmmm…

Game Over – Judge Jeanine Interview With HPSCI Rep. Chris Stewart…https://www.shiftfrequency.com/fbis-priestap-central-to-dnc-plot/ – “The game is over. The jig is up. Victory is certain… the trench was ignited… the enemy funneled themselves into the valley… all bait was taken… everything from here on out is simply mopping up the details. All suspicions confirmed… Why has Devin Nunes been so confident? Why did all GOP HPSCI members happily allow the Democrats to create a 10-page narrative? All questions are answered… Fughettaboudit.” – Comment: Very good (and concise) analysis of the probable role of Bill Priestap in the Intel Committee investigation process

California Christian Homeschool Family Torn Apart as Children are Medically Kidnapped, Forced into Public School, and Mother is Forced out of Family Homehttp://healthimpactnews.com/2018/california-christian-homeschool-family-torn-apart-as-children-are-medically-kidnapped-forced-into-public-school-and-mother-is-forced-out-of-family-home/ – “There is a dangerous trend occurring today involving parents with children with multiple medical issues (“medically complex”) or children with mysterious conditions that doctors haven’t figured out how to diagnose yet… While the concerned parents often have to search for doctors with the expertise to help their children, that very concern is used to accuse them of “Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy” or “Factious Disorder,” or the more common term now used in child social services – “Medical Child Abuse” – a general all-purpose term used by doctors in the relatively new field of Child Abuse Specialists when parents dare to disagree with them.”

‘Preparing the hearts’ – how the Temple Mount movement works towards their goal of building the Third Temple over the ruins of Al Aqsa – by Mersiha Gadzo – http://mondoweiss.net/2018/02/preparing-movement-building/

History Lessons from Years Under Islamism – by Majid Rafizadeh – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11889/iran-history-lessons – “My father’s generation in Iran lived in an environment in which the Islamist party of the country’s clergy cunningly depicted themselves as intending no harm, supportive of the people, and not interested in power. So, before the revolution, many Iranians did not think that Khomeini’s party would be committing the atrocities that they are committing now or that they would have such an unrelenting hunger for power.”

‘This is Nuts’: Liberals Launch ‘Largest Mobilization in History’ in Defense of Russiagate Probe – by Coleen Rowley and Nat Parry – https://consortiumnews.com/2018/02/09/this-is-nuts-liberals-launch-largest-mobilization-in-history-in-defense-of-russiagate-probe/ – “As they prepare for the “largest mobilization in history” in defense of Mueller and his probe into Russiagate, liberals have tried to sweep all this under the rug as a “nothing burger.” Yet, how can liberals, who in the past have pointed to so many abusive past practices by the FBI, ignore the reality that these sorts of abuses of the FISA process more than likely take place on a daily basis – with the FISA court earning a well-deserved reputation as little more than a rubberstamp?.. It is therefore shocking to watch how this political manipulation seems to make people who claim to care about the rule of law now want to bury this case of surveillance targeting Carter Page based on the ostensibly specious Steele dossier. This is the one case unique in coming to light among tens of thousands of FISA surveillances cloaked forever in secrecy, given that the FISA system lacks the checks on abusive authority that inherently exist in the criminal justice process, and so the Page case is instructive to learn how the sausage really gets made.”

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand – by Mark O’Connell – https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/feb/15/why-silicon-valley-billionaires-are-prepping-for-the-apocalypse-in-new-zealand – “I was intrigued by Byrt’s description of the book as a kind of master key to the relationship between New Zealand and the techno-libertarians of Silicon Valley. Reluctant to enrich Davidson or the Rees-Mogg estate any further, I bought a used edition online, the musty pages of which were here and there smeared with the desiccated snot of whatever nose-picking libertarian preceded me… It presents a bleak vista of a post-democratic future. Amid a thicket of analogies to the medieval collapse of feudal power structures, the book also managed, a decade before the invention of bitcoin, to make some impressively accurate predictions about the advent of online economies and cryptocurrencies… The book’s 400-odd pages of near-hysterical orotundity can roughly be broken down into the following sequence of propositions… ‘

Part 5, Ronald Bernard, “the local powers that be” (w/subtitles 41 min):

The above video is the last of the 5 announced videos of Bernard, interviewed by Irma Schiffers, and produced on a shoestring by DVM-TV in the Netherlands (who have requested financial support for their work). This series of interviews with former Illuminati “Hedge Fund Manager” Bernard is, I think, one of the most remarkable events that has emerged on the world scene in recent memory. It’s a possible sign of a real beginning of the much-vaunted “Paradigm Shift” to a new model of human organization. HIGHLY recommended.

Syria calls on Kurds and Arabs to unite against Turkish offensivehttp://www.atimes.com/article/syria-calls-kurds-arabs-unite-turkish-offensive/ – “But the report adds that the Turkish forces will face an uphill battle: ‘By these latest gains, the Turkish Army and its Free Syrian Army partner forces are now beginning to move into the mountainous depth of Afrin. Here Kurdish fighters are expected to reinvigorate their defensive efforts and take full advantage of a terrain that highly favors the use of light infantry, hit-and-run attacks and ambushes.’.. The terrain, as US media reported over the weekend, gives the Kurds a tactical advantage on the ground just as Turkey is said to have lost its advantage in the air. Russia is reportedly restricting access to airspace above the conflict zone after initially looking the other way.”

Florida High School: News report – 2nd Shooter? Conflicting Stories (3 min)

WattUp, “wireless charging” competitor to “NanoCrystal”: “The company’s WattUp Mid Field transmitter can deliver power via radio frequency (RF) energy to WattUp-enabled electronic devices at a distance of up to three feet. As the only technology that can do both contact-based and non-contact-based wireless charging, as well as charge multiple devices at once, WattUp is highly scalable and automatically charges devices, as needed, until they are topped off. While older charging technologies allow for only contact-based charging, Energous is the only company to achieve Wireless Charging 2.0 to-date, which is the ability to charge devices both at contact (including fast charging large battery devices such as smartphones and tablets), as well as power-at-a-distance. Similar to WiFi, the WattUp ecosystem ensures interoperability between receivers and transmitters, regardless of the manufacturer, making the entire ecosystem flexible and accessible for consumers and manufacturing partners…. (WattUp technology is already approved by the FCC)… “This represents the first time FCC equipment certification has been awarded to any device that charges wirelessly at a distance, and operates under Part 18 of the FCC’s rules. The FCC’s Part 18 rules permit higher-power operations than are permitted under the Part 15 rules that have been used to approve other at a distance charging devices.” – Comment: No One, But No One, is talking about either the frequency range (almost certainly microwave) or waveforms involved with this technology. Health concerns are nowhere on the horizon around this. Gotta have it, just like 5G (“5g Towers Will Double Cancer Rates in America”: https://youtu.be/iwkf_daFskE). Barrie Trower has presented data to anyone interested in the UK government that half of young women in public school will be infertile by child bearing age simply from the chronic exposure they will have to about 60 hours of wifi per week in classrooms. To quote Peter Finch as Howard Beale in Network: “This is Madness!”

Citing Cuban missile crisis, Liberman hints Israel will hit Iran in Syria again – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/citing-cuban-missile-crisis-liberman-hints-israel-will-hit-iran-in-syria-again/ – ” ‘But I remember from recent history, when the Soviet Union decided to put ballistic missiles in Cuba, next to the United States. President [John F.] Kennedy was ready to risk a third world war,’ Liberman said… ‘He said, ‘We will not allow Russian missiles in Cuba.’ Well, Syria is a lot closer to us than Cuba is to the US. Therefore we hope that people act logically, considerately, and don’t put us in a situation that leaves us no choice.’.. He called on Syria and Iran “to not be silly” or “provocative.”

Damascus Government Reached Agreement With YPG Over Afrin Area – Al-Mayadin TVhttps://southfront.org/damascus-government-rreached-agreement-with-ypg-over-afrin-area-al-mayadin-tv/ – “Over the last two days, the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have expanded their control around several strategic areas west of Afrin. The rapid advance of the Turkish Army may have forced the YPG to reconsider the Damascus government offers to deploy the SAA in Afrin.”>

Is John Brennan the Mastermind Behind Russiagate? – by Mike Whitney – http://www.unz.com/mwhitney/is-john-brennan-the-mastermind-behind-russiagate/ – “It all started with Brennan. After Putin blocked Brennan’s operations in both Ukraine and Syria, Brennan had every reason to retaliate and to use the tools at his disposal to demonize Putin and try to isolate Russia. The “election meddling” charges (promoted by the Hillary people) fit perfectly with Brennan’s overall strategy to manipulate perceptions and prepare the country for an eventual confrontation. It provided him the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, to deliver a withering blow to Putin and Trump at the very same time. The temptation must have been irresistible.”

U.S. Strikes And ‘Scores’ Of Killed ‘Russian Fighters’ In Syria (?) (Clarification on Deir Ezzor attacks situation from Southfront.org – w/Video 6 min) – https://southfront.org/u-s-strikes-and-scores-of-killed-russian-fighters-in-syria/

U.S. Intelligence Shuts Down Damning Report on Whistleblower Retaliation – by Kevin Poulsen – https://www.thedailybeast.com/us-intelligence-shut-downs-damning-report-on-whistleblower-retaliation – “The investigators looked into 190 cases of alleged reprisal in six agencies, and uncovered a shocking pattern. In only one case out of the 190 did the agencies find in favor of the whistleblower—and that case took 742 days to complete. Other cases remained open longer. One complaint from 2010 was still waiting for a ruling. But the framework was remarkably consistent: Over and over and over again, intelligence inspectors ruled that the agency was in the right, and the whistleblowers were almost always wrong.”

Dutch Foreign Minister admits he lied about overhearing Vladimir Putin calling for a “Greater Russia” (Video) – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/dutch-foreign-minister-admits-he-lied-about-overhearing-vladimir-putin-calling-for-a-greater-russia-video/ – “Halbe Zijlstra announced his resignation in an emotional speech to the House of Representatives. Zijlstra described the “Greater Russia” affair as the “biggest mistake” in his political career, adding that the country deserves a Foreign Minister who is beyond reproach.” – Comment: Wonder what moved him to concoct this lie back in 2006?

from the Speaking-Of-Meatheads Desk: Brennan and Clapper Double Down on RussiaGate (video 22 min)

Taxpayers Shell Out $175K for Brave Cop Fired by Dept. for Refusing to Kill a Man – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/taxpayers-shell-175k-brave-cop-fired-dept-refusing-kill-man.html – “Mader showed incredible restraint in the situation, even though Williams was attempting to provoke a suicide by cop… Sadly, as Mader began to reason with Williams and de-escalate the situation, backup arrived, and another officer immediately shot and killed Williams without a second of consideration… To add insult to injury, Mader was fired for his restraint, and the officer who murdered Williams was cleared of all wrongdoing, showing that the police department is explicitly encouraging indiscriminate killings.” (emphasis added)

Trump Privatizes America – Economist Michael Hudson interviewed by Sharmini Peries – https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/14/trump-privatizes-america/ – “What Trump basically said is that states and cities have to let themselves be robbed blind by the hedge funds and Wall Street. Just as the hedge funds robbed Chicago blind on the parking meters – getting a huge rate of return that probably will force Mayor Rahm out of office at the next election – local governments have to let privatizers come in and vastly increase their cost of living for the infrastructure they need.”

Bitcoin: Head Of Bank For International Settlements Calls For Clampdown – by Martin Arnold – https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2018/02/13/bitcoin-head-of-bank-for-international-settlements-calls-for-clampdown/ – “Central banks must clamp down on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to stop them “piggybacking” on mainstream institutions and becoming a “threat to financial stability”, the head of the Bank for International Settlements has warned… Agustín Carstens, general manager of the BIS – known as the bank for central banks because it is where they hold accounts – condemned bitcoin as ‘a combination of a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster’… His comments came as growing signs of a backlash against cryptocurrencies by mainstream financial institutions contributed to another steep fall in the price of bitcoin, which means it has lost almost two-thirds of its market value in the past month.” (emphasis added)

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Tillerson rejects Israeli official’s claim that US is ‘not in the game’ in Syriahttps://www.timesofisrael.com/tillerson-rejects-israeli-officials-claim-that-us-is-not-in-the-game-in-syria/ – “Tillerson pushed back against this notion… ‘The United States and the coalition forces that are working with us to defeat (Islamic State) today control 30 percent of the Syrian territory, and control a large amount of population, and control a large amount of Syria’s oil fields,’ he told reporters. ‘So I think…this observation that the US has little leverage or role to play is simply false.’ ” (emphasis added) – Comment: “We control a large amount of the population”?! Just what is the nature of the U.S. Imperium?

Five Charts That Explain How European Banks Are Dealing With Their Bad-Loan Problem – by Nicholas Comfort, Giovanni Salzano, and Sonia Sirletti – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-14/get-a-grip-on-europe-s-bad-loan-problem-with-these-five-charts – “European banks overall have cut their non-performing loans by more than 280 billion euros since the end of 2014. The European Central Bank, which supervises most of the bloc’s big lenders, says bad debt is still “a major problem” which has to be addressed … while the economy performs well.” – Comment: Oh, really?

New CDC Guidelines Recommend Even More Vaccinations (surprise) – by Dr. Mercola – http://trueorganicandfree.com/new-cdc-guidelines-recommend-even-vaccinations/ – “Live vaccines are most likely to “shed”, which not only endangers others with the disease that the vaccine is supposed to be preventing in the first place but it may also affect the actual evolution of viruses that infect humans and animals. Shingrix, the new shingles vaccine, can now be used by some people with compromised immune systems and was developed by genetically engineering portions of the virus.” (emphasis added)

Syria – Is War With Israel Imminent (w/video – 20 min – of Elijah Magnier interviewed by Dick Morris)‏ – by Moon Of Alabama – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48778.htm – “The parties are now deescalating. In the last round Israel claimed to have hit several Syrian air-defense positions and “Hizbullah depots” while Syria claimed to have shot down more incoming missiles. Israel signaled that it is not interested in further escalation and Russia called for both sides to calm down. There has been no statement from Washington… If this outcome persists we can state that there are now new “rules of engagement” and new “red lines”. Further Israeli attacks on Syria will be responded to by effective means. The Russian officers who are co-located with the Syrian air defense will not intervene to Israel’s advantage. That fact is in itself a message from Moscow to Israel to stop its open and its clandestine provocations.”

For the Week of 2/5/18:

Hear What Peter Schiff Says Is Coming Next: ‘There’s No Way To Stop This’ – by Mac Slavo – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/hear-what-peter-schiff-says-is-coming-next-theres-no-way-to-stop-this_02082018 – “Schiff also says that the social justice warriors need to take a break and focus on the bigger picture: ‘Social issues need to take a backseat. If the economy crashes, if the market crashes, if we have a worse economy than the one that Bush left Obama, then none of the other stuff matters. Because we’re paving the way for somebody worse than Hillary Clinton.’.. Trump is going to get blamed when the economy tanks because the media has already decided that they are on the side of socialism. When all of this happens, prepare for the free market (which we don’t have) to be blamed and prepare for the tax cuts to be blamed. This will pave the way for Communism. ‘I don’t think Trump can get out of dodge in time,’ Schiff said.”

Syrian Military Shoots Down Israeli F-16, Israel Responds with More Airstrikeshttp://21stcenturywire.com/2018/02/10/syrian-saa-military-shoots-israeli-f-16-israel-responds-airstrikes/ – ” ‘We are willing, prepared and capable to exact a heavy price from anyone that attacks us, however we are not looking to escalate the situation. This was a defensive effort triggered by an Iranian act of aggression and we are defending our airspace our sovereignty and civilians,’ the (Israeli) source said… However, this seems to have been a tactical lie by Tel Aviv, as Haaretz has just confirmed that following the downing of the jet Israel responded with a fresh “large-scale strike” in Syria… Expect Israel to use this situation to increase its activity inside of Syria, most likely to aid ISIS and al Nusra-affiliated terrorists who are currently struggling and in desperate need of support. Israel has already been on record admitting they have helped these terrorist group operating in Syria.” (emphasis added)

Former Federal Prosecutor Joseph diGenova Reveals Unfolding Unknown Events And Facts About The FISA-Russian-Clinton-FBI-Trump Mess – by Catherine Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/former-federal-prosecutor-joseph-digenova-reveals-unfolding-unknown-events-facts-fisa-russian-clinton-fbi-trump-mess.html – “In trying to remain neutral, while also trying to research knowledgeable commentaries about what happened, I’ve listened to numerous ‘sides’ of conflicting stories and found one legal commentator Attorney Joseph diGenova, a former federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia, who apparently has an inside track on information and knows more about the actually occurring real events, which he discusses in the video below. Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Joseph E. diGenova: “The FBI used to spy on the Russians; this time they spied on us.”

Corbett Report: The White Helmets Are A Propaganda Construct (34 min)

Vanessa Beeley Exposes the White Helmets, Interview by James Corbett (35 min)

Our Sun is about to get unusually cool, researchers predict – IT’S producing less sunspots, less magnetism and less ultraviolet radiation. But don’t expect this once-in-400-year cooldown by our life-giving Sun to halt climate change – by Jamie Seidel – http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/our-sun-is-about-to-get-unusually-cool-researchers-predict/news-story/dea38cc09657428b5d6f4dbd97b8d97b – “A quiet Sun has a noticeable effect on its planets… For Earth, Lubin says it first thins the stratospheric ozone layer… This impacts the insulating effect of the atmosphere, with flow-on effects including major changes to wind and weather patterns… But it won’t stop the current trend of planetary warning, Lubin warns… “The cooling effect of a grand minimum is only a fraction of the warming effect caused by the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,” a statement from the research team reads… ‘After hundreds of thousands of years of CO2 levels never exceeding 300 parts per million in air, the concentration of the greenhouse gas is now over 400 parts per million, continuing a rise that began with the Industrial Revolution.’.. One simulation of a grand minimum on the Earth’s current climate anticipates a reduction of Solar warming by 0.25 per cent over a 50-year period between 2020 and 2070.” (emphasis added) – Comment: It’s kind of shocking to see the levels of ignorance exhibited by “climate scientists.” These guys apparently have no knowledge of the work of Henrick Svensmark and Scientists at CERN who have proven the cooling effects of any significant reduction in the solar magnetic field – see: https://berealtruth.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/the-cloud-mystery/

Three Crazy Things We Now Accept As “Normal” For The Economy – by Charles Hugh Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/three-crazy-things-now-accept-normal-economy.html – “How can central banks “retrain” participants while maintaining their extreme policies of stimulus?.. Humans habituate very easily to new circumstances, even extreme ones. What we accept as “normal” now may have been considered bizarre, extreme or unstable a few short years ago… Three economic examples come to mind: ..”

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for ‘Bitcoin mining plot’http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43003740 – “The centre’s press service said: ‘There has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining.’.. The supercomputer was not supposed to be connected to the internet – to prevent intrusion – and once the scientists attempted to do so, the nuclear centre’s security department was alerted. They were handed over to the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian news service Mash says.”

Florida Legislators Seek to Mandate Dangerous Gardasil Vaccine for School Childrenhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2018/florida-legislators-seek-to-mandate-dangerous-gardasil-vaccine-for-school-children/ – “SB 1558 and HB 1343, bills that would mandate HPV Vaccines for school children, have been filed. HB 1343 was referred to the Health Quality Subcommittee; Education Committee and Health and Human Services Committee. SB 1558 was referred to Senate Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs and Rules Committees… While hearings dates for these bills have not been posted as of 1/27/2018, the Florida Legislation Session is short and moves very quickly so we are asking you take the following action now:”

The Real Cause of Depression Has Been Completely Overlooked – by Christina Sarich – http://www.wakingtimes.com/2018/02/09/real-cause-depression-completely-overlooked/ – “Our society is dominated by extrinsic values. We are constantly being primed to believe that buying, consuming, showing off, or demonstrating how we look on the outside will bring us joy, but this machinery of the advertising industries who want to keep us as consumptive slaves inculcates extrinsic value… Other non-biological causes of depression? Not having access to fulfilling work, enduring childhood trauma, and living through poverty.”

The Plot Against Logos: The Awful Case of White Nationalist William L. Pierce – by Jonas E. Alexis and Lasha Darkmoon – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/02/07/the-plot-against-logos/ – “If Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” is true, then aren’t the Zionists doing a good thing by exterminating what they see as “the savages”? If one can determine “the fittest” by “survivability,” then people like William L. Pierce need to come to terms with the moral implications of Darwinism, which, as Darwinian philosopher James Rachels himself points out, challenge the very foundation of moral values and duties. In a similar vein, noted philosopher of science Michael Ruse did not hesitate to write: ‘I appreciate when somebody says ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself,’ they think they are referring above and beyond themselves…Nevertheless, to a Darwinian evolutionist it can be seen that such reference is truly without foundation. Morality is just an aid to survival and reproduction…an ephemeral product of the evolutionary process, just as are other adaptations. It has no existence or being beyond this, and any deeper meaning is illusory.’ ” – Comment: Long, but good…

Tillerson Says Unstoppable Russia Already Meddling in Midterm Elections. Banana Republic USA Helpless to Thwart It – US decides who runs Salvador but Russia decides who runs the US – http://russia-insider.com/en/tillerson-says-unstoppable-russia-already-meddling-midterm-elections-banana-republic-usa-helpless – “Tillerson told Fox News that the US, along with its “allies and partners,” has identified “certain behaviors” apparently pointing to nefarious Moscow meddling in upcoming elections across the Western world. The Secretary of State did not elaborate about what kind of “behaviors” he was referring to… Claiming that Russia can utilize “many tools” to meddle in this year’s midterms, Tillerson said that it was difficult to say whether the US was “better prepared” to deal with the alleged interference, “because the Russians will adapt as well.”.. ‘The point is, if it’s their intention to interfere, they are going to find ways to do that. We can take steps we can take, but this is something that, once they decide they are going to do it, it’s very difficult to preempt it,’ Tillerson said… Tillerson added that Washington will continue to tell Moscow that it “sees what you’re doing” and “you need to stop,”vowing that the Russians will continue to face “consequences” if the alleged and highly sneaky meddling does not immediately desist.”

from the Lies-And-The-Lying-Liars-Who-Tell-Them Desk: Mattis: ‘Self-Defense’ Attack Doesn’t Mean US Getting into Syrian Civil Warhttps://www.voanews.com/a/us-coalition-airstrikes-in-syria/4244233.html – ” ‘It was self-defense. Obviously, we are not getting engaged in the Syrian civil war,’ Mattis said… He called the attack a “perplexing situation,” adding that he could not give ‘any explanation for why’ the pro-government forces would attack a well-established SDF headquarters… Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said the coalition fired back ‘after 20 to 30 artillery and tank rounds landed within 500 meters of the SDF headquarters location.’ ” – Comment: They were “attacking the SDF Headquarters” but they couldn’t land shells closer than a third of a mile?! The “aggressors” wounded one SDF member (they say) and the U.S. killed over 100 Syrian soldiers.

from the Nothing-To-See-Here Desk: US ‘Defensively’ Bombs Syrian Army, Kills 100 of Its Soldiers – by Marko Marjanović – http://russia-insider.com/en/us-defensively-bombs-syrian-army-kills-100-its-soldiers/ri22470 – “Yet again Pentagon engages in its typical Orwellianism deeming the bombing of Syrian army men in their own country without a declaration of war “defensive”… The US attack took place in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, specifically the US military hit Syrian army’s sole bridgehead on Euphrates left bank near Deir Ezzor city… In other words, the supposed clashed between the Syrian army and the Kurdish-dominated SDF that preceded the bombing were taking place far, far away from any ethnic Kurdish territory. (Why is the SDF even occupying Arab-populated areas?)”
Pure Propaganda: White Helmets Stage Video of ‘Rescuing’ Babies for Western Mediahttp://21stcenturywire.com/2018/02/07/pure-propaganda-white-helmets-stage-video-rescuing-babies-western-media/ – As per usual, this western-funded ‘NGO’ has produced another heavily edited video, complete with the obligatory man wearing a helmet cam whilst running and continuously screaming, “Alah hu Akbar!”, as a series of babies are ferried past the camera, cradling babies, and even digging out live babies from the rubble, and ending with the all-important money shot of dumping another dusty baby on an ambulance gurney for a final photo-op (notice others poking camera their lens in the upper right-hand corner of the frame at the end) in a near repeat of the infamous staged Omran Daqneesh story in East Aleppo.

Israeli Air Force Fires 3 Missiles At Damascus Countryside. 1 Intercepted By Syrian Forces – Reportshttps://southfront.org/israeli-air-force-fires-3-missiles-damascus-countryside-1-intercepted-syrian-forces-reports/ – “Following the incident, the Syrian media accused Tel Aviv of supporting terrorists in Syria with these strikes and said that the attack is linked with the collapse of ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in eastern Idlib and northeastern Hama… The Israeli media argued that the attack is aimed at defending the Israeli national interests and the targeted facility is used to produce chemical weapons.” – Comment: Assertions that Syrians are producing chemical weapons are simply lies. UK rep to the UN also lied piteously at the Security Council yesterday about the Assad “regime” attacking its citizens and putting the people of Ghouta and Idlib, who live under the “moderate terrorists” in danger…

This child sat for the pledge (of allegiance) — so his teacher ‘violently’ snatched him from his chair, he sayshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/09/15/this-child-sat-for-the-pledge-so-his-teacher-violently-snatched-him-from-his-chair-he-says/ – “‘The teacher consultant comes up behind me and snatches me out of my chair violently,” Stone told NBC affiliate WDIV. “I was so confused. I didn’t know what was going on.’.. [The short pledge we recite has a long story] The next day, on Sept. 8, Stone’s father said, a substitute teacher also “berated” the boy for staying seated during the pledge.” – Comment: The article sneaks the words “the pledge that we recite” into the text…

BREAKING: New text messages from FBI lovers state that Obama “wants to know everything” – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/breaking-new-text-messages-from-fbi-lovers-say-obama-wants-to-know-everything/ – “Page wrote to Strzok on Sept. 2, 2016 about prepping Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” Senate investigators told Fox News this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.”

US again makes new claims of WMD in Syria – When Is there going to be accountability for US wars and aggression? – by Rick Sterling – http://theduran.com/us-makes-new-claims-wmd-syria/ – “The Washingon Post article concludes with the threat, ‘If the international community does not take action now . . . we will see more chemical weapons use, not just by Syria but by non-state actors such as ISIS and beyond,’ the first official said. ‘And that use will spread to U.S. shores.’ ” – Note: Articles on this are appearing all over the MSM, sourced from “Anonymous Whitehouse official.”

‘Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal’: Employees say Whole Foods is using ‘scorecards’ to punish them – by Hayley Peterson – http://www.businessinsider.com/how-whole-foods-uses-scorecards-to-punish-employees-2018-1 – ” Some employees, who walk through stores with managers to ensure compliance, describe the system as onerous and stress-inducing. Conversations with 27 current and recently departed Whole Foods workers, including cashiers and corporate employees — some of whom have been with the company for nearly two decades — say the system is seen by many as punitive… They say many employees are terrified of losing their jobs under the new system and that they spend more hours mired in OTS (order-to-shelf) related paperwork than helping customers. Some are so fed up with the new system that they have quit or are looking for other jobs. In addition to hurting morale, OTS has led to food shortages across Whole Foods stores, they say.” Comment: Technocracy marches relentlessly on.

CNN’s Phil Mudd: FBI’s ‘Ticked’ at Trump Over Memo and They’re ‘Going to Win’ in End – by Justin Baragona – https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-phil-mudd-fbis-ticked-at-trump-over-memo-and-theyre-going-to-win-in-end/ – “He continued, ‘So I’m going to tell you the FBI people are ticked. If you think you can push us off this because you can intimidate the director, you’d better think again. You’ve been around for 13 months. We’ve been around since 1908. I know how this game is going to be played. We’re going to win.’.. Following Mudd’s Friday segment, a number of folks pointed to his comments as confirming conservative complaints that there’s an anti-Trump “Deep State” within the FBI.”

The Nunes Memo is Devastating – Part II – by Joe A. Gilbertson – http://punchingbagpost.com/the-nunes-memo-is-devastating—part-ii/ – “NBC has (exclusively?) obtained the Democratic response memo, which you can read here. It is not signed and there is no sourcing. At one point it says ‘Nothing in the Nunes memo rules out the possibility that considerable evidence beyond the Steele dossier helped the court reach that conclusion.’ But the Nunes memo cites ‘Deputy Director McCabe testified before the Committee in December 2017 that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information.’..The rest of the Democratic response is similarly a collection of gratuitous denials and excuses. It hurts the Democrats more than it helps them… If the biased media can muster any objectivity at all, the Russia probe is over.” (emphasis added)

from the It-Just-Gets-Weirder Desk: SUPER BOWL TERRORIST ATTACK – WIKIPEDIA PAGES BEING UPDATED WITH OBITUARIES OF PEOPLE KILLED LATER TODAY!http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/u-s-national-news/2018-super-bowl-terrorist-attack-wikipedia-pages-being-updated-with-obituaries-of-people-killed-later-today

TRUTH JIHAD: Cyber-surveillance whistleblower Mark Novitsky: “Super Bowl false flag threat is real, I’m leaving Twin Cities” – by Kevin Barrett – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/02/04/novitsky/ – “Update from Mark on Super Bowl Sunday: ‘Guys… yesterday the Minneapolis StarTribune (HACKS!) Front Page Headline… (Day before Superbowl!!!) “Event’s Security Firm Fired”! / WTF! The DAY before the Superbowl??? Now they figure this out? “Mpls Security firm EPG replaced by G4s for insufficient background checks of its employees…and declined to provide information about how the problem was discovered, how many EPG employees or what their duties were.” Now the Mpls. PD rep mentioned was Lt. Bob Kroll… WHO I HAVE HISTORY WITH / we were together in the 336 Army Army Reserves / FT. Snelling…he is now the MPD Union Leader…”Minneapolis Police Lt. Bob Kroll said that the site EPG was guarding was left short-handed after several of its officers were yanked away by federal authorities.” Superbowl host commission spokesman declined to provide information / context — SO all things considered…G4S replaced the Chicago Security firm 2 months ago…now the DAY b4 the Big Game… they announce there has been a HUGE problem!!! “In a world of universal deceit…telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – Orwell. Peace.” – Mark J. Novitsky

EVERY BOGUS 2016 FISA REQUEST to Spy on Trump was Signed by Obama’s AG Loretta Lynch – by Jim Hoft – http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/all-the-bogus-fisa-requests-were-signed-by-obamas-ag-loretta-lynch-and-first-request-to-spy-on-trump-was-denied-by-the-court/ – “A very disturbing fact about the wire tapping request of President Trump is that the FISA Court turned down President Obama’s Administration’s first request to wire tap President Trump that was evidently signed off on by Attorney General Lynch. With only two known applications denied out of 10,700 from 2009 through 2015, the fact that the Obama Administration’s application was denied by the FISA Court is very disturbing. The odds of this happening were 0.02%.”

For the Week of 1/29/18:

The Best Explanation of What the FISA Memo Says, What It Means and How Mueller Will Be Destroyed (36 min)

Comment: Not a huge Lionel fan, but I’m afraid he had me rolling on the floor…

STOCKS DECIMATED: THIS NOW HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GET MUCH WORSE. (16 min)

CRITICAL: Is The Stock Market Bubble Bursting? Why This may Actually Be It. (7 min)

Greg says: If this bond market collapse continues, this could be the END of the 3rd market bubble of the 21st Century. If so, there will be no recovery possible.

from the Make-It-Stop Desk: CIA Director Pompeo defends meetings with Russian spy chiefs – by Jonathan Landay – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-intelligence/cia-director-pompeo-defends-meetings-with-russian-spy-chiefs-idUSKBN1FL67L – “The U.S. Senate’s top Democrat Chuck Schumer wrote to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Jan. 31 asking why U.S. intelligence officials met with Sergey Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s foreign intelligence agency, known as the SVR… ‘We periodically meet with our Russian intelligence counterparts for the same reason our predecessors did – to keep Americans safe,’ Pompeo replied to Schumer in a letter made public on Thursday. There is nothing “untoward” about such meetings, Pompeo said.”

Mattis Threatens Syria Wtih Military Action If US Finds “Evidence” Of New Sarin Attackhttps://southfront.org/mattis-threatens-syria-wtih-military-action-if-us-finds-evidence-of-new-sarin-attack/ – “The new series of accusations that the Syrian government uses chlorine or even sarine against the so-called “rebels” and the “rebel-held” areas appared amid the rapid advance of the Syrian Arab Army against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the province of Idlib. So, Washington likely rushed to weaponize the al-Qaeda propaganda to oppose the defeat of the terrorist group in Syria.” Comment: Keep your eyes open for rapidly breaking developments…

First-ever self-driving delivery on public roads sees groceries dropped off in Bay Area – By Ethan Baron – https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/30/first-ever-self-driving-delivery-on-public-roads-sees-groceries-dropped-off-in-bay-area/ – “Udelv plans to use its single automated vehicle — which requires a backup driver as per state law — to start regular deliveries to customers of the San Mateo Draeger’s store after mid-February. But the Burlingame company has higher ambitions: It hopes to have 1,500 of its vehicles on the road by 2021 and it wants to work with major firms involved in delivery such as store chains, Amazon and UPS, Laury said.” – Comment: AAA just released a study “showing” that people are “warming up to” autonomous vehicles. This is coming, folks.

Release of FISA memo: https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/memo_and_white_house_letter.pdf

The Saker: US Sanctions, Baffled Russians, Hot Air And Historyhttps://southfront.org/saker-us-sanctions-baffled-russians-hot-air-history/ – “I call the (informal) group supporting Putin the “Eurasian Sovereignists“. These are the folks who see the future of Russia in the South, East and even North, who want to pull Russia out of the AngloZionist international financial and security structures and who want a truly sovereign Russia to contribute to a new truly multi-polar world in collaboration with countries like China or the other BRICS countries. Very roughly you could call these people the “Putin people” (but you could also say that figures such as Ivanov, Rogozin, Shoigu and a few others are key personalities).”

Reflections on the Chabloz Case – by Nick Kollerstrom – http://www.unz.com/article/reflections-on-the-chabloz-case/ – “The Court was advised of one offensive performance by Ms Chabloz, where she sang her songs ‘(((Survivors))) and ‘Nemo’s anti-Semitic Universe’ namely the London Forum in 2016 (September 24th). A problem here could be the signs of mirth and riotous applause in response to the songs: did this really show what Mr Falter had been alleging, or if not, what did?.. In October of 2017 she was arrested and jailed (or, ‘held in custody’) for 48 hours, for posting a video of herself singing a song. This had allegedly broken her ‘bail conditions’. As Ms Chabloz observed, ‘As far as I am aware, I am the only artist in modern British history to have been jailed for the heinous crime of composing and singing satirical songs which I uploaded to the Internet.’ ”

Syrian National Dialogue Congress Participants Adopt Final Statement On Country’s Futurehttp://tass.com/world/987786 – “The document says that Syria should preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and its future can be determined only by the people of Syria in elections.”

Operation Olive Branch, Growing Tensions Between Ankara And Washington – by Evgeny Satanovsky. translated by AlexD – https://southfront.org/operation-olive-branch-growing-tensions-between-ankara-and-washington/ – “The NATO General Secretary J. Stoltenberg, in a telephone conversation prior to the start of operations in Afrin, with the President of Turkey R. Erdogan said that the alliance understands the concerns of Ankara over the US decision to train the Kurds in Syria to protect the borders. Erdogan pointed out that the US actions would affect the stability of the region as a whole. This means, among other things, that the EU has relieved themselves of the responsibility for US policies in Syria and took a neutral position, without hiding that the American do not conduct consultations with NATO on operations in Syria.” – Comment: Very interesting analysis of various otherwise unmentioned factors in this complex situation.

Fall Of State Department In Trump Era – Opinion – by Hadi Gholami Nohouji – https://southfront.org/fall-of-state-department-in-trump-era/ – “Among the different executive branches of the U.S. government the worst hit — so far, at the very least— has been the State Department that has effectively been reduced to a shadow of what it once was… The situation has gotten so precarious that many former officials and U.S. ambassadors are warning that the damages may be irreparable even if the current President doesn’t last the entirety of his mandate, that is to say, until 2020… A recent report by the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) shows that the number of minister counselors (the equivalent of two-star generals in the Military) in the State Department has gone down by 15 percent, career ministers (the three-star equivalent) by 42 percent and the career ambassadors (the four-star generals of the American diplomacy) by a whopping 60%.”
California overreacts and presumes every homeschooling parent is a child abuser – by Jenna Ellis – http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/california-overreacts-and-presumes-every-homeschooling-parent-is-a-child-abuser/article/2647734 – “Suggested measures have included options for involuntary quarterly home visits and interviews from child protective services and other government agencies. This kind of government regulation and oversight would reduce the valid legal option of homeschooling from a fundamental parental right, to direct the education and school choice for children, to compelled consent to government intrusion upon the sanctity and privacy of the home and school choice.” (emphasis added)

from the Danger-DANGER-Will-Robinson Desk: Everything You Need to Know About a Nationalized 5G Wireless Network – The proposal stirred a lot of controversy after Axios published a memo and presentation on this idea this weekend – by Kaleigh Rogers – https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw5yv7/everything-you-need-to-know-about-a-nationalized-5g-wireless-network – “Over the weekend, Axios reported on an unusual proposal from the National Security Council: the US government should build its own 5G network. Axios obtained an internal memo and Powerpoint Presentation created by a senior NSC official and distributed to officials in other federal agencies… The news has caused a wave of reaction across agencies and the political spectrum, in part because 5G is such a hyped technology with a lot of hopes riding on it, and in part because nationalizing a traditionally private industry is a big, sweeping change. We looked into what it all means and whether it’s actually likely to happen.” (emphasis added) – (related): Federal takeover of 5G wireless network raises significant concernshttps://www.axios.com/nationalizing-5g-network-raises-a-number-of-concerns-1517168611-4c95d53f-7013-42b9-bcdf-9ef7bbdfde14.html – “As first reported by Axios, a proposal circulated by Trump’s National Security Council proposes building a national 5G network in a chunk of airwaves, known as mid-band spectrum… While the security of the wireless network and competition with China are both real threats, experts doubt the feasibility of this approach and question whether it would actually lead to a faster, more secure path to 5G connectivity… Here are some of the issues which experts say are raised by the proposal…”

FBI challenges accuracy of GOP’s surveillance memo – by Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian and Elise Viebeck – https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-wants-to-release-memo-100-percent-as-white-house-tries-to-walk-it-back/2018/01/31/240f34a4-0690-11e8-8777-2a059f168dd2_story.html – “The FBI pushed back sharply Wednesday against a GOP memo criticizing the bureau’s use of secret surveillance orders — escalating a remarkable public standoff between the White House and the nation’s top law enforcement agency… ‘As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy,’ the FBI said in a statement.”

What They Don’t Teach You About the Most Famous Scientists – Truthstream Media (33 min)

from the Putin-Told-Me Desk: CIA Chief Says Russia Will Try To Meddle In Midterm Electionshttps://www.rferl.org/a/cia-pompeo-russia-try-meddle-mid-term-elections/29007528.html – “Trump denies there was any collusion and Putin has denied that Russia interfered in the election, despite what U.S. officials say is substantial evidence… Pompeo also told the BBC that Chinese efforts to exert covert influence over the West were just as concerning as Russian subversion… ‘Think about the scale of the two economies,’ Pompeo said of Russia and China. ‘The Chinese have a much bigger footprint upon which to execute that mission than the Russians do.’ ”

Europe: Making Totalitarianism Great Again – by Judith Bergman – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11814/europe-totalitarianism – “It is seemingly in the interest of these media representatives to label competition from alternative or new media, “fake news”… A proposed French law would allow authorities to block websites during election seasons, a draconian measure to combat political opponents, which would place France in the same category as countries such as China and Iran that block websites that do not suit the agendas of the regime.” (emphasis added)

USAF Begins Massive GPS Blackouts In The Western US During Largest Ever Air War Drill – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-26/usaf-begins-massive-gps-blackouts-western-us-during-largest-ever-air-war-drill – “Flying.com reports the drills at the Nevada Test and Training Range will cause rolling GPS blackouts for the vast portions of the Western United States from January 26 through February 18. All GPS-equipped aircraft operating in the Western United States should be prepared for possible navigation failure in the region… GPS denial is a becoming a huge issue for American military planners. Peer states, especially Russia, are already putting GPS spoofing and jamming tactics to work during various training events near their own borders. We have discussed this situation in great depth before, and I would suggest you read this article to understand just how deeply the loss of reliable global positioning system data can mean for the U.S. and its allies during a time of war, as well as what is being done to overcome such a monumental hurdle.”

Israel to eavesdrop on world citizensby Jay Jackson – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/01/28/israel-to-eavesdrop-on-world-citizens/ – “The initiative has been developed over the past year by the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Diaspora Affairs Ministry, to track antisemitism the world over. The Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett stressed the platform, known as the Antisemitism Cyber Monitoring System, is not aimed at monitoring criticism of Israel, although the minister conceded its scope would include “anti-Israeliness.” (Note: WTF is “anti-Israeliness”?!).. Whilst privacy has been a major issue in the United States and elsewhere, with intelligence and other government agencies accused of unneccessary surveillance of its citizens, Israel has shrugged off privacy concerns of world citizens.” (emphasis added)

Is US bailing on Syrian Kurds? – by Rodi Said (Reuters) – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/01/washington-bailing-syria-kurds-turkey-afrin-ypg-sdf.html – “Erdogan is now claiming that Afrin and surrounding towns are majority Arab, although reliable local sources indicate a significant Kurdish majority, with a sizable number of Arabs, as well as some Yazidis, Turkmens, Armenians and Circassians. The endgame for the Turkish president may be a cordon sanitaire to which to return the 3.5 million Syrian refugees residing in Turkey. On Jan. 24, the same day Erdogan spoke with Trump, the Turkish president separately said, ‘First, we will wipe out the terrorists and then make the place livable. For whom? For 3.5 million Syrians who are our guests. We cannot forever house them in tents.’ ”

Lockheed Martin Receives $459 Million THAAD Interceptor Contracthttp://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Lockheed-Martin-Receives-459-Million-THAAD-Interceptor-Contract-1014183095 – “THAAD employs Lockheed Martin’s proven “hit-to-kill” technology. ” – Comment: Another half-a-billion down the tubes.

Anna Von Reitz releases a major pdf document: “If you are thankful for the information you have received, then be sure to pass on ONLY the actual text of America: Some Assembly Required as I wrote it, warts and all” – http://annavonreitz.com/americasomeassemblyrequired.pdf – “And if you want to continue to benefit from the work that I and the members of The Living Law Firm have done and are doing, then lend a hand and make a donation… America: Some Assembly Required is a small book, but it took two and a half weeks of my life to condense forty-plus years of study into sound-bites, and it took similar chunks our of other’s lives as well to deliver this little book into your hands. Men and women have suffered and died to bring this book to you, true Americans, who brought forward their bits and pieces so that it could all be put together at last… We could have done as so many others have done before. We could have chickened out and saved our knowledge for ourselves and just our families and our chosen friends. We could have left you out and never told you the truth about what has happened to this country and why… We could have. We didn’t. As always, we gave it away, so that it could go viral, so that it could be read by as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.”

from the Epic-Hypocrisy Desk: Tillerson insists Russia to blame for Syria chemical attacks – from Agence France Presse – https://www.yahoo.com/news/tillerson-insists-russia-blame-syria-chemical-attacks-114624541.html – ” ‘So we are holding Russia responsible for addressing this. They are (Syrian President Bashar al-) Assad’s ally. They are members of those conventions and they made commitments. They need to deliver on those commitments.’.. Tillerson first made the accusations on Tuesday, as diplomats from 29 countries met in Paris to push for sanctions and criminal charges against the perpetrators of the chemical attacks in Syria.” – Comment: This from a mouthpiece of the U.S., who have supplied chemical weapons to “regimes” around the world, and may have trained the “rebels” in Syria (who are exclusively responsible for the chemical attacks) in their use.

Uncle Sam Dumps the Kurds (Yet Again) – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/uncle-sam-dumps-the-kurds-yet-again/ – “Which immediately begs to obvious question: are the Americans even capable of learning from their mistakes? What in the world were they thinking when they announced the creation of 30’000 strong Syrian Border Security Force (BSF) (so called to give the illusion that protecting Syria’s border was the plan, not the partition Syria)? The real goal was, as always, to put pressure on Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Russia while grabbing a lot of oil. As always with Uncle Shmuel, the entire plan had no UNSC authorization was thus totally illegal under international law (as is the presence of the USA in the Syria’s airspace and territory, but nobody cares any more).”

Is your sandwich bad for the environment?https://phys.org/news/2018-01-sandwich-bad-environment.html – “Researchers at The University of Manchester have carried out the first ever study looking at the carbon footprint of sandwiches, both home-made and pre-packaged. They considered the whole life cycle of sandwiches, including the production of ingredients, sandwiches and their packaging, as well as food waste discarded at home and elsewhere in the supply chain… Of the recipes considered, the most carbon-intensive variety is a ready-made ‘all-day breakfast’ sandwich which includes egg, bacon and sausage. The researchers estimate that this type of sandwich generates 1441 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq.). This is equivalent to CO2 emissions from driving a car for 12 miles.”

First sign of end to Afrin crisis as Kurds call on Assad for help – by Alexander Mercouris – http://theduran.com/end-afrin-crisis-kurds-assad-help/ – “As happens all too often now, a middle ranking group of influential people on the ground in Syria and in Washington have committed the US to a policy aiming at the fragmentation of Syria which was never fully or properly discussed within the US government. As a result the obvious flaws in the policy went by undetected… Now however that those flaws have risen to the surface – threatening a major crisis between the US and its key NATO ally Turkey – the US finds it impossible – or at any rate extremely difficult – to change course… It is probably too late now to save Afrin. Erdogan’s prestige is too bound up in its conquest for him to be persuaded to back off… However it is conceivable that the Russians could persuade Erdogan to stop at Afrin if the Kurds fully accept the authority of the Syrian government in Damascus and allow the Syrian army into the rest of the territory which they control.”

Israel’s “Safe Zone” Is Creeping Farther Into Syria – by Nour Samaha – https://theintercept.com/2018/01/23/israel-syria-safe-buffer-zone-golan-heights/ – “Over the last two years, Israel started building out the first phase of a safe zone in southern Syria. The project enabled the Israeli army, through humanitarian organizations and military personnel, to gain access to opposition-held areas in return for supplying aid, medical treatment inside Israel, and basic goods… According to sources, the second phase, which is currently underway, includes, among other things, the establishment of a 40-kilometer, Israeli-monitored buffer beyond the Golan Heights, a Syrian border police force armed and trained by Israel, and greater involvement in civil administration in opposition-controlled areas in two southern provinces. The expansion of the project also involves military aid to a wider array of opposition factions in both Quneitra and Daraa. The wider buffer zone also sees partnerships being built up with Syrian opposition leaders, civil society leaders, NGOs, and health officials on the ground to work on joint educational, health, and agricultural projects.”

For the Week of 1/22/18:

The Trial of Monika Schaefer and Sylvia Stolz – An interview of Alfred Schaefer, brother of Monika, a Canadian woman who was recently arrested in Germany for “dissemination of hate materials via the internet” for a video she did in Canada in June 2016, Sorry Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust (6 min – You will be warned that: “The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences”) – by Jonas E. Alexis – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/01/25/the-trial-of-monika-schaefer-and-sylvia-stolz/ – “A population that is unable to define an existential threat for what it is, has forfeited its own future and existence. If our great-grandparents could see the utter nonsense that is being taught to our children they would not believe we could have allowed this to go so far… We have our 10 year old children being taught about anal sex. This is force-feeding pornography to the most vulnerable in our society, and there is no resistance. This is only possible because the parents of these children have already been demoralised themselves and do not feel the need to speak up. They are in a comatose state as our civilisation is sliding deeper and deeper to the point of total collapse.” -Alfred Schaefer Comment: I think this is a very important record of the thinking of a morally, intellectualy and physically courageous man.

From the He-Said-She-Said Desk: Republicans launch extraordinary new tactics to protect Trump on Russiahttp://americannewsupdate.com/republicans-launch-extraordinary-new-tactics-to-protect-trump-on-russia/ – “Asked repeatedly to detail how the memo distorts the underlying info, Schiff said he could not because the materials are classified. A Nunes spokesman didn’t immediately return an email for comment… The memo created by Nunes purports to document classified information that shows serious misconduct by top FBI and Justice Department officials in getting authority from a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to conduct secret surveillance on Trump campaign officials, in particular former foreign policy adviser Carter Page. Three people who have seen the memo told Politico that it also raises questions about the role of the so-called “Steele Dossier” in prompting that surveillance… But the campaign to discredit the Russia investigation continues unabated, and the Nunes memo is at the center of it.” (emphasis added) – Comment: This article seems to have emerged from the nexus of Politico, who seem embedded in the massive campaign to end the Trump administration.

Gregory Mannarino – SPECIAL REPORT: The Biggest Change In US Monetary Policy EVER Just Occurred Right Under Your Nose (13min)

DOJ has started recovering missing Strzok-Page texts that may expose “secret society” collusion against Trump (w/video) – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/doj-has-started-recovering-missing-strzok-page-texts-that-may-expose-secret-society-collusion-against-trump-video/ – “Also brand new tonight we have new revelations about one of the lawyers that is now representing disgraced former FBI director, soon to be probably investigated, national embarrassment James Comey. According to Buzzfeed, one of Comey’s attorneys turns out as his Columbia law professor buddy – the guy he leaked the memo to to the New York Times because he wanted a special counsel appointed, which turned out to be “oh, Comey’s other BFF Robert Mueller” You can’t make this up in a spy novel!” –Sean Hannity on Fox News

Mike Pence’s Middle East Tour: Outright Pressure and Threats as Foreign Policy Tools – by Peter Korzun – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/01/24/mike-pence-middle-east-tour-outright-pressure-and-threats-foreign-policy-tools.html – “According to Debka, the vice president warned Egyptian and Jordanian leaders of painful times ahead if they don’t stop opposing the US policy. Washington can revise its plans to continue providing economic and military assistance. Besides, Vice President Pence asked them to convey a message to Palestinians that Washington ‘would block Palestinian Authority access to funding from Western and international institutions’… Before that, the US had threatened to cut funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the international body responsible for the welfare of roughly five million registered Palestinian refugees. Jordan provides refuge to about two million of the refugees from Palestine. So, the menace is real and the United States makes no bones about its plans.”

And, please never forget that TWITTER WILL ALWAYS BE OUR FRIEND!!!

Meet Antifa’s Secret Weapon Against Far-Right Extremists – by Doug Bock Clark – https://www.wired.com/story/free-speech-issue-antifa-data-mining/ – “Once she had a long list of people to investigate, Squire opened a database of her own design—named Whack-a-Mole—which contains, as far as anyone can tell, the most robust trove of information on far-right extremists. When she cross-checked the names, she found that many matched, strengthening her belief in the authenticity of the leak. By midafternoon, Squire was exchanging messages via Slack with an analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a 46-year-old organization that monitors hate groups. Squire often feeds data to the SPLC, whose analysts might use it to provide information to police or to reveal white supremacists to their employers, seeking to get them fired. She also sent several high-profile names from the list back to the left-wing activist, who she knew might take more radical action—like posting their identities and photos online, for the public to do with what it would.”

Russia-Gate Implodes – The real “collusion” is the alliance of foreign actors and the Democrats – by Justin Raimondo – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48647.htm – “In an interview with the Daily Caller, veteran law enforcement professional Joseph DiGenova cites as evidence of a pattern of deception the details of a FISA court opinion (April 27, 2017) that charged the Obama administration with lying to the court and illegal use of material obtained through their spying campaign. The court said the government’s actions were “abusive” because the purloined material was handed out to “contractors.” We aren’t told who these contractors are. My guess – and DiGenova’s: Fusion GPS, the firm hired to smear Trump, and CrowdStrike, the cyber-security firm in charge of the DNC’s email system – which the FBI never was allowed to look at… The anti-Trump coup plotters constructed an elaborate fiction for the benefit of the FISA court, presented it to the court as factual, and used it as the basis for obtaining a warrant for the Obama administration – and, in effect, the Clinton campaign – to not only spy on the Trump campaign but to actively disrupt it.”

Kyiv Rebrands Its War In The East – by Christopher Miller – https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-russia-fighting-donbas-rebranding-ato-/28985423.html – “Besides defining the vast swath of territory seized by the separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions as “temporarily occupied” by Russia — a move backers say will help the government restore control over the area and better defend Ukraine’s interests in international courts — the bill puts the Ukrainian army’s top command formally in charge of all military and law enforcement activities there, thus formally ending the so-called antiterrorist operation.” – Comment: Begs the question of just who is calling the shots.

Whistleblower Confirms “Secret Society” Meetings Between FBI And DOJ To Undermine Trump – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-24/whistleblower-confirms-secret-society-meetings-between-fbi-and-doj-destroy-trump – “On Monday night, Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told Fox News of the “secret society” texts between FBI investigators Peter Strzok and Lisa Page – contained within a 384-page batch of text messages delivered to Congress from the DOJ last Friday. Of note Ratcliffe says that Strzok and Page were included in the clandestine anti-Trump cabal at the highest levels of the American intelligence community.”

For the Week of 1/15/18:

WMD America: Inside the Pentagon’s Global Bioweapons Industry – by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva – http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/01/21/wmd-america-inside-pentagons-global-bioweapons-industry/ – “While much of the mainstream discourse of this subject centres around the asymmetric threat posed by non-state actors procuring and using biological agents in ‘bioterrorism’ attacks, very little if investigation is done into the very real threat posed by states and private companies who involved in this highly opaque industry… Part One – US Overseas Bio-Laboratories Network: Bio warfare scientists using diplomatic cover test man-made viruses at Pentagon bio laboratories in 25 countries across the world.”

Watch out, it’s the Mini Police! How children aged just NINE are going on patrol to catch speeding drivers – by Martin Beckford – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5292597/Durham-children-used-mini-police-new-project.html – “Units of the Mini Police often go out on ‘community speed watch’ duty, monitoring passing motorists on busy roads… Some are equipped with speed guns while others hold up digital boards alerting drivers that they are going too fast.” Note: The “speed guns” these children are given to operate are radar devices that emit microwaves – The police who use them are documented to have higher rates of cancers.

Kurdish YPG Blames Russia For Turkish Attack On Afrinhttps://southfront.org/kurdish-ypg-blames-russia-turkish-attack-afrin/ – ” ‘We know that, without the permission of global forces and mainly Russia, whose troops located in Afrin, Turkey cannot attack civilians using Afrin air space. Therefore, we hold Russia as responsible as Turkey and stress that Russia is the crime partner of Turkey in massacring the civilians in the region,’ the YPG said in the statement.”

Erdogan takes on US border forces in Syria: “We will destroy all terror nests, one by one” – A US-Turkish Clash in Syria? – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/erdogan-takes-on-us-border-forces-in-syria-we-will-destroy-all-terror-nests-one-by-one/ – “Remarkable: A U.S.-created border army is going to occupy and control long stretches of Syria’s borders with Turkey and Iraq, over Syria’s objections. And the U.S. military will stand behind the BSF.. Are the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria really up to that task, should the Turks decide to cleanse the Syrian border of Kurds, or should the Syrian regime decide to take back territory occupied by the Kurds?.. Who sanctioned this commitment to a new army, which, if Syria and its Russian and Iranian allies, and the Turks, do not all back down, risks a major U.S. war with no allies but the Kurds?”

ACTION ALERT: Oppose Unconstitutional State Forced Vaccine Tracking – from Green Med Info – https://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=7f494613c5ad4db1b93e647ad&id=dd09bf6f76&e=009f2e7d04 – ” According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), between 2015-2017 454-vaccine-related bills were submitted into state legislatures. Most of them aimed, either directly or indirectly, to limit or remove vaccine exemptions. What we are in the midst of, in essence, is a highly orchestrated national campaign, ghostwritten by lobbyists, and underwritten by the vaccine industry (and their government cheerleaders), to thwart basic human rights, such as: 1) bodily self-possession and self-determinism 2) informed consent 3) the parental right to make health decisions regarding ‘preventive’ interventions with potentially fatal side effects for their children.”

Yanis Varoufakis reveals he accused Greek PM Alexis Tsipras of being “totally stupid” in dealing with Greece’s creditors – “Are you totally stupid”: Varoufakis blows up on Greek PM Tsipras – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/yanis-varoufakis-reveals-he-accused-greek-pm-alexis-tsipras-of-being-totally-stupid-in-dealing-with-greeces-creditors/ – “When Radical left PM Alexis Tsipras had his ‘Grexit’ bluff called out by Brussels technocrats, then finance minister Yanis Varoufakis blasted Tsipras for his complete capitulation to EU demands.”

#ReleaseTheMemo: “Disturbing and explosive” surveillance abuse by FBI and DOJ under Obama, against Trump (Video) – FISA memo will show numerous felonies by top officials – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/releasethememo-disturbing-and-explosive-surveillance-abuse-by-fbi-and-doj-under-obama-administration-against-trump-video/ – “Top officials should be impeached which means they can’t hold another government position. But I suspect this intel document is going to reveal multiple felonies by high ranking officials at the FBI and Department of Justice. There’s a federal felony statute it’s called Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law and it says that a government official cannot use their government position to deprive somebody of their constitutional rights. Here it’s the constitutional right to privacy… If the DOJ goes into a federal judge using a fake false document to obtain a warrant to spy that’s a violation, it’s a felony, it’s 10 years behind bars.”

Liberal Jewish politician emerging as main opposition challenger to Putin – by Cnaan Liphshiz – https://www.timesofisrael.com/liberal-jewish-politician-emerging-as-main-opposition-challenger-to-putin/ – “Of course, that doesn’t mean that Yavlinsky, a co-founder of the Yabloko party, actually has a shot at becoming president… Elections are widely considered to be rigged in Russia, a country that was ranked more restrictive than Iran and Yemen in the Freedom House “Freedom in the World 2017” index… But Navalny’s elimination does mean that Yavlinsky, 65, whose best electoral result was 7.4 percent of the vote in the 1996 presidential elections, now has a chance of rallying the fractious opposition behind him. And that may allow Yavlinsky to at least put a dent in Putin’s near-certain victory, according to Roman Bronfman, a prominent Russia analyst from Israel who, like Yavlinsky, grew up in what today is Ukraine.”

Ukraine Parliament Adopts Law To Restore “Sovereignty” Over the Donetsk And Lugansk Regionshttps://southfront.org/ukraine-parliament-adopts-law-to-restore-sovereignty-over-the-donetsk-and-lugansk-regions/ – “The new law allows President Petro Poroshenko to use the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military units against the Donbas region and considers it an “occupied region”… Moreover, the new law allows the Ukrainian authorities to charge all people currently working in the administrations of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk with criminal offenses. The Ukrainian authorities will not recognize any documents issued by the authorities of the two self-proclaimed republics, according to the new law… The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized the new law in an official statement and described it as ‘preparation for a new war’. The statement also stressed that the law proves that Kiev is determined to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine with force.”

Washington In Denial: Tillerson Says US Has No Plans To Form Syria Border Forcehttps://southfront.org/washington-in-denial-tillerson-says-us-has-no-plans-to-form-syria-border-force/ – ” ‘That entire situation has been misportrayed, misdescribed, some people misspoke. We are not creating a border security force at all,’ (Tillerson reported) on his way back from giving a speech at Stanford University in California on Wednesday.” – “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated” -Mark Twain

Why Is Putin “Allowing” Israel to Bomb Syria? – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/why-is-putin-allowing-israel-to-bomb-syria/ – “In practical terms this means this: ‘should Russia (or any other country) risk a military clash with Israel over a few destroyed trucks or a weapons and ammunition dump’? I think that the obvious answer is clearly ‘no’… While this is the kind of calculations the US simply ignores (at least officially – hence all the saber-rattling against the DPRK), Russia is ruled by a sane and responsible man who cannot make it a habit of simply waltzing into a conflict hence the Russian decision not to retaliate in kind against the shooting down of the Russian SU-24 by the Turks. If the Russians did not retaliate against the Turks shooting down one of their own aircraft, they sure ain’t gonna attack the Israelis when they attack a non-Russian target!”

YouTube Just Moved to Crush the Little People, Will Only Monetize Large Accounts – by John Vibes – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/youtube-just-moved-crush-little-people-will-monetize-large-accounts.html – “However, having a small channel does not make someone a “bad actor;” in fact, some of the worst and most inappropriate content has come from the whales of YouTube, not the little fish. It is also important to mention that with this new policy, if a smaller channel has a video go viral overnight, and suddenly reaches the threshold, they may not be able to monetize this potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This certainly ends up helping YouTube and hurting independent media… But this should be expected.’

“You Are Now Entering the American Sector” – Will Syria Be Partitioned? – It seems yes unless Americans are kicked out by force – by Israel Shamir – http://russia-insider.com/en/you-are-now-entering-american-sector-will-syria-be-partitioned/ri22256 – “This would be a very good time for the Americans to go home while the going is good. Turkey is much more important for the US than Syria could ever be; while for Israel it is other way around, Syria is more important. This was the moment of choice for President Trump: what does he treasure more, the US or Israel? The answer has been given in Rex Tillerson’s speech at Hoover Institution (below).”

Rex Tillerson’s speech pledging perpetration of Zionist stupidity in Syriahttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/world/middleeast/tillerson-troops-syria-islamic-state.html – ” American troops will remain in Syria long after their fight against the Islamic State to ensure that neither Iran nor President Bashar al-Assad of Syria take over areas that have been newly liberated with help from the United States, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said on Wednesday. ” (emphasis added)

Breaking down stereotypes, Jewish day school to host drag queen Shabbat ceremony – Massachusetts’ Lander Grinspoon Academy will hold ‘Sparkle Havdalah’ event in recognition of ‘all sorts of family structures in our community’ – by Josefin Dolsten – https://www.timesofisrael.com/breaking-down-stereotypes-jewish-day-school-to-host-drag-queen-shabbat-ceremony/ – “The Saturday evening event at a Jewish day school in western Massachusetts will in many ways look like a typical havdalah ceremony. There will be a musical interlude marking the end of Shabbat with a traditional braided candle, grape juice and spice bags… But the event at the Lander Grinspoon Academy in Northampton will also feature storytelling by a less typical guest: a drag queen… The school, together with local Jewish organizations, is hosting a Jewish version of Drag Queen Story Hour, a national program in which drag entertainers read stories to children. The goal of the program, launched in San Francisco in 2015, is to give kids “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” – Comment: No comment.

From the But-It’s-Still-REALLY-Scary Desk: Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study – from Agence France Presse – https://www.afp.com/en/news/2265/worst-case-global-warming-scenarios-not-credible-study-doc-wx0de1 – ” ‘We will still see significant warming and impacts this century if we don’t increase our ambition to reduce CO2 emissions,’ said Forster… Even a 1.5 C increase will have consequences… With a single degree Celsius of warming so far, the Earth is already coping with a crescendo of climate impacts including deadly droughts, erratic rainfall, and storm surges engorged by rising seas… A 3.5 C world, scientists say, could pull at the fabric of civilisation.” – Please note: This all has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with anything like “Weather Modification.”

Syria – U.S. Traps Itself , Commits To Occupation, Helps To Sustain The Astana Agreement – by Moon Of Alabama – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48609.htm – “It is beyond me how the U.S. expects to sustain its positions in the north-east of Syria. It is hard to understand why it believes that such a position will give it any influence over Iran’s commitment to Syria. The move robs it of any political flexibility. It is a trap of its own design.. In the end the U.S. military will have to retreat from the area. The Kurds will have to crawl to Damascus to beg for forgiveness. The strategic shortsightedness of both, the U.S. administration and the YPG leadership, amazes me. What do these people think when they make such decisions?” – Comment: HIGHLY recommended

Russian Journalists Blow Lid Off Alleged US Terrorist Training Network in Syria – via Sputnik – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48597.htm – “Although the Russian military conservatively estimated the presence of roughly 350 Daesh militants at al-Tanf, Syrian military sources speaking to Patrashevich and Martynovich explained that the number may, in fact, be upwards of 1,200 fighters, some 200 of them Daesh jihadis brought to the area by US special forces, mostly from Deir ez-Zor province. Other forces include the so-called ‘New Syrian Army’, the Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo (formally part of the Free Syrian Army), and the Martyrs of Islam Brigade (an Islamist group). According to the Syrian military, these forces’ armament includes large-caliber mortars, anti-tank missiles, tanks and other heavy weaponry.”

Lawsuit Filed Against UC Berkeley, Police, City and Members of Antifa Over Violent 2017 Riot – by Cassandra Fairbanks – http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/lawsuit-filed-uc-berkeley-police-city-members-antifa-violent-2017-riot/ – ” ‘By their failure to intervene or employ reasonable tactical methods to ensure the safety of the Plaintiffs and the public, government actors conducted their official duties with deliberate indifference to the Plaintiffs’ safety, permitting hordes of violent rioters to swarm the university campus in a violent rage. By their failure, government actors are thus responsible for creating and exposing Plaintiffs to known and obvious danger,’ the lawsuit states.”

From the Essential-Information Desk: LAST STEP IRAN: What Our Recent Protests Were Really About – by Hamed Ghashghavi – http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/01/15/last-step-iran-recent-protests-really/ – “On one hand, we can see how Iranians, people and elites, condemn the violence, while on another hand they are against the corrupted authorities who have to pay the price – and people must see the result of this as the Leader said. Nevertheless, many officials including Major General Mohsen Rezaee view that we should not put the infiltrated anti-governmental individuals with the peaceful citizens in the same basket. Those peaceful people request to have a better economic situation, which is a legitimate and fundamental right.”

Is Turkey aligned with al-Qaeda affiliate in Idlib?https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/01/turkey-aligned-qaeda-syria-idlib-iran-financial-crisis.html – “In Ankara’s score, the Syrian offensive in Idlib is a violation of the cease-fire agreement and a threat to fragile peace negotiations. ‘Turkey’s sharp reaction to the uptick in fighting suggests that the agreement struck in Astana, at least as it relates to Idlib, is unraveling,’ writes Amberin Zaman. ‘The immediate trigger appears to be the series of mysterious drone attacks on Russian military bases in Syria’s Latakia province since the start of the year. Moscow apparently believes Turkey did not stick to its side of the bargain either, amid accusations that Turkish forces chose to coexist rather than curb when they moved into Idlib last October as peace monitors.’ ”

For the Week of 1/8/18:

As US Global Influence Recedes, Secession Demands Grow – by Wayne Madsen – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/01/13/as-us-global-influence-recedes-secession-demands-grow.html – “Even within the United States, there is talk of “autonomy” by states from federal intrusions. Colorado is prepared to fight the Trump administration’s stated crack down on marijuana sales. In Colorado and other states that have legalized marijuana, Democratic and Republican officials are prepared to fight the Drug Enforcement Administration in any moves against their legalized medical and recreational marijuana industries. The same applies to federal authority to conduct offshore oil exploration and drilling. California, which has also declared its independence from Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, is standing opposed to drilling in its Pacific waters.”

Five Ways Schools Destroy Children’s Freedom (And What To Do About It) – by Jennifer Lade – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/five-ways-schools-destroy-childrens-freedom.html – “Some kids enjoy school, and they might even learn something there. But the knowledge gained comes at a cost of 13,000 hours of childhood. Those are 13,000 lessons that what a child wants to do, what he or she deems worthy of time and study, is not as important as what the state demands. For alternative schooling families, or for homeschooling families like my own, our children’s freedom is more important.”

Why a Sovereign is a King and How You Lost Your Kingdom of God – by Pao Chang – http://omnithought.org/why-sovereign-king-how-you-lost-your-kingdom-of-god/6391 – “ ‘The government, through Congress, represents the will of the majority. Who are the majority? Voters, right? Voters are qualified electors. That implies rather plainly that there are electors who are not qualified. So what is this “qualified” business about? We know that to register to vote there are age, citizenship and residency restrictions. Is there anything else to be considered? Perhaps we should examine the word “qualify.” As a verb, its root meaning is to limit, to reduce from a general to a specific form. The word “limit”, as a verb, essentially means to restrict. “Reduce” means to lessen, to diminish the quantity or quality of something. Since the object of the limitation or reduction is the elector, we must then ask, what is being diminished or restricted? What is the elector losing or giving up to obtain a qualified status? What does an elector still have that a qualified elector no longer has? To ascertain we will have to determine what an elector is, what an elector does or is capable of doing, and what an elector has or may have as a matter of course…As a verb, the root meaning of elector is to choose. An elector is one who chooses or has the capacity to choose at will. In Law, that is a power and a right possessed by a sovereign. So it would seem that the elector must limit or diminish some aspect of his individual sovereignty in order to obtain a qualified status.’ (from The Errant Sovereign’s Handbook, by Augustus Blackstone)… To connect the dots, when you register to vote, you agree to act in the capacity of a qualified elector and thereby are no longer a sovereign. You may have the right to vote but the right to vote is actually a privilege and not as powerful as the right to sovereignly choose. The reason that is not as powerful is because as a qualified elector (registered voter) you are subject to the power of the majority (the people) and its government. In other words, you have given up your sovereign power to choose and are no longer the king of your throne and kingdom.”

https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/156585506#topLong thread on 4chan: “Hickam AFB Fusion Analyst here. The false alert was not a mistake. It was ordered. We were informed it was to be a drill, but then all information was put out that the threat was real… Immediate contact was made to the White House and requests were made for retaliation. I think there was a push to have the White House approve an attack on foreign vessels off the coast… When the White House replied “Negative” and demanded further information, my superiors called Gov. David Ige where he ordered us to contact media outlets of there being a false alarm. One of the Gov. Aids was present, and speaking with who looked to be a federal investigator. I overheard them state that this ‘Demonstrated weakness in the Trump admin and a refusal to protect his people.’ ” – Comment: viewer discretion is advised…

From the How-Feeble-Can-It-Get Desk: Exposed: Grainy footage ‘shows that president Assad is STILL gassing his people with deadly sarin and chlorine in Syria’, says chemical weapon experthttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5266479/Grainy-footage-shows-Assad-gassing-Syrian-people.html – “Col de Bretton-Gordon said he had ‘reliable evidence’ that sarin was being used in grenades and mortars to ‘winkle out’ people from tunnels… Col de Bretton-Gordon, co-director of Doctors Under Fire, said he had been told that a local hospital was treating seven people for the effects of chlorine inhalation, but there had been no deaths.” – Comment: Since when are there such things as sarin grenades and mortar rounds? And, sarin used but no deaths?! Daily Mail will need to delete the comment section where 95% of posters are calling this twaddle.

Obama’s $500m presidential palace puts the poor out on the street – by Frank Holmes – https://thehornnews.com/45665-2/ – “Obama’s “presidential library” will be shrouded in an unprecedented level of secrecy by refusing to make any of his administration’s documents available in their original form… Even now, all of Obama’s documents are in a private facility in Illinois, instead of with the National Archives, like all other ex-presidents… When the “presidential center” opens in 2021, all the sensitive documents of Obama’s presidency will be carefully scanned. Historians will only be allowed to see a copy of the documents, not the papers themselves… Obama arranged everything so that researchers never get to hold the original document in their hands — or find out just how corrupt his presidency was.”

Trump Is Right About Haiti, But the US Is Failing Terribly Too – “… everything we do is infected by engineered falsehood and mendacity, including the news media … a culture of pervasive fraud …” – by James Howard Kunstler – http://russia-insider.com/en/trump-right-about-haiti-us-failing-terribly-too/ri22184

Agent’s Text Messages Prove That Comey’s FBI Is Behind Russia-Gate – by Ray McGovern – http://russia-insider.com/en/agents-text-messages-prove-comeys-fbi-behind-russia-gate/ri22181 – “It would have been unfortunate enough for Strzok and Page to have their adolescent-sounding texts merely exposed, revealing the reckless abandon of star-crossed lovers hiding (they thought) secrets from cuckolded spouses, office colleagues, and the rest of us. However, for the never-Trump plotters in the FBI, the official release of just a fraction (375) of almost 10,000 messages does incalculably more damage than that… We suddenly have documentary proof that key elements of the U.S. intelligence community were trying to short-circuit the US democratic process. And that puts in a new and dark context the year-long promotion of Russia-gate. It now appears that it was not the Russians trying to rig the outcome of the US election, but leading officials of the US intelligence community, shadowy characters sometimes called the Deep State.”

Unauthorized foreign presence on Syria soil unacceptable: Deputy FMhttp://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/12/548671/Syria-United-States-Turkey-United-Nations-Russia-Tanf-Rukban-de-Mistura-Sochi – “Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad said it is “unacceptable” for any foreign troops to have a presence on the Syrian soil without the government’s approval, adding that Damascus will deal with this issue as a case of “occupation.”.. Mekdad was referring to the presence of American and Turkish forces in Syria, whose respective countries have refused to pull them out in defiance of Damascus’ warnings… Turkey and the US have also their own troops on the ground in Syria.”

Brexit: Nigel Farage says ‘maybe’ there should be a second referendum on EU membership – by Joe Watts – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-nigel-farage-second-referendum-eu-membership-wright-stuff-video-ukip-maybe-leader-a8153106.htmlNigel Farage has said it may be time to hold a second referendum on Brexit to put an end to the “moaning” of politicians who have not accepted the previous vote… The ex-Ukip leader argued that leading political figures who have been arguing against Brexit would “never, ever, ever” stop fighting it and so the best way to draw a line under the issue could be a second public vote.” Comment: I want some of what Farage is smoking.

UN pushes countries to open up migration despite US boycott – by Agence France Presse – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5259249/UN-pushes-countries-open-migration-despite-US-boycott.html – ” Authorities that erect major obstacles to migration – or place severe restrictions on migrants’ work opportunities – inflict needless economic self-harm,’ Guterres said… ‘They impose barriers to having their labor needs met in an orderly, legal fashion.’.. ‘Worse still, they unintentionally encourage illegal migration,’ he said.”

These are the Palestinian children Israel killed in 2017 – by Maureen Clare Murphy – https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/these-are-palestinian-children-israel-killed-2017 – “In addition to those 14 shot and killed during 2017, a child died of wounds sustained in an Israeli drone strike years earlier… Another was killed by Israeli ordnance while grazing livestock. A baby living in temporary shelter, his family homeless as a result of Israeli bombing, died of cold exposure… Palestinian children also died because they were unable to secure permits to leave via the Israeli-controlled Erez checkpoint for medical treatment unavailable in the besieged Gaza Strip… No Israeli children were killed by Palestinians during the year.”

Governments Crack Down on Cryptocurrencies – by Paul Mampilly – https://banyanhill.com/cryptocurrency-investments-threatened/ – “These governments know banning bitcoin and cryptocurrencies can cause social and political unrest. Instead, they are going to squeeze them dry using the same technique they used to get the online gaming companies: They are going to starve the cryptocurrency exchanges of money flow… Cutting off the money flow from new clients and cash will slowly dry up the trading and liquidity in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The government will keep squeezing until these markets are no longer a threat to them.”

The Good News About the Trump Presidency: Stupid Can be Good! – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-good-news-about-the-trump-presidency-stupid-can-be-good/ – “I am not trying to paint a rosy picture of the situation, which is bad, no doubt about that. Having ignorant fools in charge of nuclear weapons is not good, by definition. But I do want to suggest two things: first, that no matter stupid Trump is, Hillary would have been infinitely worse and, second, that there are also some good aspects to the current vacuum of power in Washington, DC.” – Comment: Adequately amusing. Recommended.

House votes to renew NSA spying, rejects reform push – by Katie Bo Williams – http://thehill.com/homenews/house/368490-house-rejects-new-limits-on-government-surveillance-powers – “In a victory for the Trump administration, the House on Thursday approved legislation to renew government surveillance powers while voting down new limits on how authorities can use the information that is collected… Just a few hours before the vote, President Trump roiled the waters by sending out a tweet that appeared to contradict his own administration’s opposition to the changes, which were offered by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.)… That amendment failed by a vote of 233-183.

Woman Refuses To Give Up List Of Fellow Activists, Gets Three Years – by Janet Phelan – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/woman-refuses-give-list-fellow-activists-gets-three-years.html – “Stone’s saga began in 2013, when, alarmed at the condition of her mother in a facility into which she had been remanded by her court-appointed guardian, Jacqueline Hertz, Barbara took Helen Stone out of the facility and to lunch at a nearby Denny’s. Barbara was then arrested and charged with a multitude of crimes, including custody interference, elder abuse and kidnapping.”

As Syria Moves Toward Idlib, Potential for Clash With Turkey Becomes Real – Will Russia, NATO Be Involved? – Turkey has called on Syria, Russia to cease their offensive into Syria’s Idlib province where Turkey has some troops in territory under control of Turkey-friendly Islamists – by Brandon Turbeville – http://russia-insider.com/en/syria-moves-toward-idlib-potential-clash-turkey-becomes-real-will-russia-nato-be-involved/ri22155 – “This presents a major military question. Once the Syrian military reaches the positions held by the Turkish military, will it continue its push and clash with Turkey? Will Turkey withdraw as Syria pushes forward? Will Syria and Turkey negotiate an exit for the Turkish troops? Will Syria stop short of liberating areas with deployed Turkish military personnel? Have the Russians agreed to partition Syria? Are there other unforeseen agendas afoot?”

Facebook Censors Journalist for Writing ‘Hating Russians Is the Last Socially Acceptable Prejudice’http://russia-insider.com/en/facebook-censors-journalist-writing-hating-russians-last-socially-acceptable-prejudice/ri22130 – “This notice also warned Johnson that, when his account is eventually unlocked, “if you post something that goes against our standards again, your account will be blocked for another 30 days.” It further advised him to ‘Please keep in mind that people who repeatedly post things that aren’t allowed on Facebook may have their account permanently disabled.’ ”

Little Zainabs will continue to be raped, murdered & dumped on garbage till…– by Moeed Pirzad – https://www.globalvillagespace.com/little-zainabs-will-continue-to-be-raped-murdered-dumped-on-garbage-till/ – “Perhaps the reason is that Punjab police has become only a tool for political control and management – as was effectively displayed in Model Town tragedy in June 2014, and then throughout the following years against other political parties. In October 2016, Punjab police had effectively beaten PTI crowds into submission across Punjab and those who were trying to enter Punjab from KP. After the 1977 political unrest, Gen. Zia government, a direct beneficiary of those PNA protests, ended up strengthening crowd management ability of police forces. This is where their core strength lies.” (emphasis added)

US to Remove Constraints on Nuclear Arsenal, Develop New Tactical Warheadshttps://sputniknews.com/military/201801101060658961-us-trump-nuclear-plan-unveiled/ – ” ‘What I’ve been told by the people who wrote the thing was what they were trying to do was to send a clear deterrent message to Russians, the North Korean and the Chinese. And there is pretty good, moderate-but-strong language that makes clear that any attempt by Russia or North Korea to use nuclear weapons would result in a massive consequence for them and I think that is actually moderate, centrist and probably very much needed,’ Wolfsthal added.” (emphasis added) Comment: What options really exist when psychopathology becomes invisible, like water for a fish?

Lapid: No regional stability as long as Iranian forces in Syria – by Raphael Ahren and Avi Davidi – https://www.timesofisrael.com/lapid-no-regional-stability-as-long-as-iranian-forces-in-syria/ – “He added: ‘All the players involved must know that we feel free to do whatever is in our power to prevent permanent Iranian presence in Syria. And that is not a threat, it is a fact of life. So those of the players — mostly the Russians but also the Assad regime — who are interested in stability in Syria must know that as long as there are Iranian forces on the ground in Syria they will be no stability.’ ” (emphasis added)

Posted by Gilad Atzmon: Judaism is not only a religion. It is an ethnicity, heritage, culture, and an ancestry – professor Steven M. Cohen (5 min):

How the Collapse of Venezuela Really Happened: Part 1 – by Jose Martinez – https://www.theorganicprepper.com/collapse-of-venezuela-part-1/ – “Today we welcome back our friend Jose, who wrote the awesome article about Christmas in Venezuela. It was so well-received that I invited him back to do a recurring series. In this piece, he begins telling us the story about how his country started the slide into a slow-motion collapse. Jose is a heck of a storyteller and he leaves us hanging at the end, but don’t worry, Part 2 is coming soon! ~ Daisy”

Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi – by Jonathan Cook – https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/01/10/ahed-tamimi-offers-israelis-a-lesson-worthy-of-gandhi/ – “Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela… Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society oppressing them. Ahed is well qualified for the task… She was charged last week with assault and incitement after she slapped two heavily armed Israeli soldiers as they refused to leave the courtyard of her family home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. Her mother, Nariman, is in detention for filming the incident. The video quickly went viral.”

All Signs Point To Western-Backed Destabilization In Iran – U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia Implicated – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/all-signs-point-to-western-backed-destabilization-in-iran-u-s-israel-saudi-arabia-implicated.html – “This faction is perhaps more important because, while the MEK could provide the cover for violence and terror and one of the physical fists being used by the West in its destabilization campaign, the monarchists could stand as the “government in exile” and the new puppet government after the Iranian government’s fall. Clearly, however, as Paton alludes to, support for the Shah is so low that foreign powers would have to force him upon the population for a second time since those who remember his rule do not remember it fondly and those younger generations who do desire legitimate change in Iran are not likely to willingly regress into monarchy.”

Will Bankruptcy Venue BILL Bankrupt Delaware? – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/will-bankruptcy-venue-bill-bankrupt-delaware.html – “Our series on Wall Street fraud, protected by corruption, comes from the eToys case whistleblower (Laser Haas) who claims the entire Delaware system of justice, including the federal courts, is infested with tax-paid federal servants betraying their oath of office and, in turn, the public’s trust… Delaware, a state built on no sales tax, reportedly gets 80% of its revenues from the “low” business tax; and its law firms rely heavily on the fact that 50% of most major business bankruptcies are – venue shopped – to Delaware… With this new legislation closing that loophole, then there is a question about whether or not Delaware will remain solvent… Most assuredly, the bankruptcy lobby of Delaware lawyers is likely to take a huge hit if this bill passes… Senator Cornyn is also on the record stating: ‘after all, picking a court isn’t far from picking a verdict.’ ”

Angela Merkel Lectured Trump On Global Warming, Now Germany Abandoning Its Climate Goal – by Michael Bastasch – http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/08/angela-merkel-lectured-trump-on-global-warming-now-germany-abandoning-its-climate-goal/ – “Germany will abandon its 2020 national global warming goal, a huge embarrassment to Chancellor Angela Merkel, as part of a deal to put together a coalition government in the wake of September’s elections… Sources tell Reuters that Merkel’s would-be coalition will drop a goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. Ahead of the elections, Merkel said she’d find a way to meet the 2020 target. That was before she failed to put together a majority governing coalition… It’s not surprising Germany has decided to abandon its 2020 climate goal. Germany was not on track to meet its climate goal, despite spending nearly $800 billion in green energy subsidies in recent decades… University of Colorado professor Roger Pielke, Jr. pointed out the impossible math behind Germany’s climate goals.

Intel, Mobileye unveil first autonomous car – by Shoshanna Solomon – https://www.timesofisrael.com/intel-mobileye-unveil-first-autonomous-car/ – “The car includes 12 cameras, radars, laser scanners and computing technologies developed by Mobileye and Intel, according to a CNBC report. There are three high-resolution cameras at the front of the car that enable a 180-degree view field and the car image processor is able to see at a distance of up to 300 meters… Intel bought Jerusalem-based Mobileye for $15.3 billion in March…. Krzanich also announced a new collaboration with China’s carmaker SAIC Motor. As part of the collaboration, SAIC will develop self-driving vehicles in China based on Mobileye’s technology.”

Bundy Case Dismissed, Judge Orders Rancher Released – by Tim Pearce – http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/08/bundy-case-dismissed-judge-orders-rancher-released/ – “U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro ruled Monday the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would be dismissed “with prejudice,” and ordered the rancher set free after federal prosecutors willfully withheld exculpatory evidence during the 2017 trial… After the mistrial, Navarro set a Jan. 8 date to decide whether the case against Bundy would be retried or dismissed “with prejudice,” barring a retrial over the same charges… Prosecutors requested the court grant another trial against the Bundys, calling their missteps and violations ‘inadvertent.” ” Comment: And they’re VERY sorry…

Putin: Have They Published “A World Map” and “Marked All the U.S. Military Bases on It” Yet? – “Vladimir Putin: ‘American submarines are on permanent alert off the Norwegian coast; they are equipped with missiles that can reach Moscow in 17 minutes. But we dismantled all of our bases in Cuba a long time ago, even the non-strategic ones. And you would call us aggressive?” – by Jonas E. Alexis – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/01/08/putin-have-they-published-a-world-map-and-marked-all-the-u-s-military-bases-on-it-yet/ – Putin has survived the New World Order onslaught because he is focused, and his distractors are not. He knows that the worldview that makes up the New World Order is philosophically incoherent and morally repugnant and worthless. He also knows that his job as a political figure is to articulate the truth in a manner that any rational person will understand, and truth will work itself out.”

Israeli Forces Carried Out Massive Strike On Targets Near Damascus, Syrian Military Intercepted At Least 3 Missileshttps://southfront.org/israeli-forces-carried-out-massive-strike-on-targets-near-damascus-syrian-military-intercepted-at-least-3-missiles/ – “The military said that at 2:40 local time Israeli warplanes launched few missiles at targets near Damascus from the Lebanese airspace. The missiles were intercepted and one Israeli warplane was targeted by air defense forces… At 4:00 local time, two surface-to-surface missiles were launched from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. They were also intercepted…At 4:15 local time, Israeli forces launched 4 other missiles from the Golan Heights. One missile was intercepted and the others hit a target causing damage to positions of Syrian forces.”

Russian Military: US Spy Aircraft Flew Near Russian Bases In Syria During Drone Attackhttps://southfront.org/russian-military-us-spy-aircraft-flew-near-russian-bases-in-syria-during-drone-attack/ – ” ‘This forces us to take a fresh look at the strange coincidence that, during the attack of UAV terrorists on Russian military facilities in Syria, the Navy reconnaissance aircraft Poseidon was on patrol over the Mediterranean Sea for more than 4 hours at an altitude of 7 thousand meters, between Tartus and Hmeimim,” the statement reads.” (emphasis added)

Highly Classified Spy Satellite Is A “Total Loss” After SpaceX Mission Fails – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-08/highly-classified-spy-satellite-total-loss-after-spacex-mission-fails – “On Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. EST, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the secretive Zuma satellite into space aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral. However, less than a day later, the WSJ reports that the secretive spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. government military industrial complex, and worth billions ‘is presumed to be a total loss after it failed to reach orbit.’ “

From the Pick-Your-Jaw-Off-The-Floor Desk: Alarmists Find New Excuse: Sea Levels Aren’t Rising Because ‘Ocean Bottom Deformation’ – by James Delingpole – http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/08/alarmists-find-new-excuse-sea-levels-arent-rising-because-ocean-bottom-deformation/ – “Scientists in the Netherlands have found a new excuse as to why sea levels are stubbornly refusing to rise in line with Al Gore’s doomsday predictions: “ocean bottom deformation.”.. Apparently, they claim in a study by Thomas Frederikse et al, the weight of the extra water caused by all those melting glaciers and icecaps is so great that it is causing the sea bed to sink.” – Comment: Is there even any point in trying to debate “scientists” who could possibly take refuge in such a proposition?

Mass Migration: The European Commission’s New “Norm” – by Alain Destexhe – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11698/mass-migration-european-commission – “The Commission, based in Brussels, is not elected but, according to EU treaties, it has a monopoly — yes, a monopoly — on initiating legislation at the European level… The new norms, like the size of apples or the curvature of cucumbers, should, according to the European Commission, be determined by the European Commission. Migration will not be a question open for debate. It will be a “norm” determined by the Commission.(emphasis added)

How America Is Going To OBLITERATE ObamaCare in 2018… ObamaCare Simply Isn’t Worth Saving…- by Tim Bolen – http://bolenreport.com/america-going-obliterate-obamacare-2018/ – “Americans can breathe a sigh of relief… Why?.. It was a trick. By removing the “Mandate” we have removed all that money that HEALTHY PEOPLE, who DO NOT actually NEED a health care plan, especially an over-priced, poor service, corrupt one, would have had to pay – and that money was critical to holding up ObamaCare… A 2014 study in JAMA Psychiatry found many painkiller users were moving on to heroin, and a 2015 CDC analysis found people who are addicted to prescription painkillers are 40 times more likely to be addicted to heroin. Not all painkiller users went this way, and not all heroin users started with painkillers, but painkiller use played a big role in leading more people to heroin.” (bold emphasis added)

Two Armageddon Threats To Electric Cars: Cancer And Global Cooling – by Anton Wahlman – https://seekingalpha.com/instablog/200447-anton-wahlman/5095206-two-armageddon-threats-electric-cars-cancer-global-cooling – “Sitting on top of a giant battery, ranging from 16 kWh to as high as 100 kWh or even 200 kWh, is at least enough to make someone suspicious. Consider the magnitude of a cell phone, which one tries to keep at least a foot or two away from the vital organs of the body whenever possible. The electric car has the potential to be many decimal points more potent… I have tried to see if the studies conducted to date are any good. It’s not obvious one way or the other. Maybe this will all turn out to be fine. I sure hope so! But the probability that it might not, is a non-zero probability. How long until we discover the long-term effects of things that cause cancer?.. Sometimes, that could be a decade or two out. Maybe longer.”

For the Week of 1/1/18:

As US Global Influence Recedes, Secession Demands Grow – by Wayne Madsen – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/01/13/as-us-global-influence-recedes-secession-demands-grow.html – “Even within the United States, there is talk of “autonomy” by states from federal intrusions. Colorado is prepared to fight the Trump administration’s stated crack down on marijuana sales. In Colorado and other states that have legalized marijuana, Democratic and Republican officials are prepared to fight the Drug Enforcement Administration in any moves against their legalized medical and recreational marijuana industries. The same applies to federal authority to conduct offshore oil exploration and drilling. California, which has also declared its independence from Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, is standing opposed to drilling in its Pacific waters.”

Five Ways Schools Destroy Children’s Freedom (And What To Do About It) – by Jennifer Lade – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/five-ways-schools-destroy-childrens-freedom.html – “Some kids enjoy school, and they might even learn something there. But the knowledge gained comes at a cost of 13,000 hours of childhood. Those are 13,000 lessons that what a child wants to do, what he or she deems worthy of time and study, is not as important as what the state demands. For alternative schooling families, or for homeschooling families like my own, our children’s freedom is more important.”

Why a Sovereign is a King and How You Lost Your Kingdom of God – by Pao Chang – http://omnithought.org/why-sovereign-king-how-you-lost-your-kingdom-of-god/6391 – “ ‘The government, through Congress, represents the will of the majority. Who are the majority? Voters, right? Voters are qualified electors. That implies rather plainly that there are electors who are not qualified. So what is this “qualified” business about? We know that to register to vote there are age, citizenship and residency restrictions. Is there anything else to be considered? Perhaps we should examine the word “qualify.” As a verb, its root meaning is to limit, to reduce from a general to a specific form. The word “limit”, as a verb, essentially means to restrict. “Reduce” means to lessen, to diminish the quantity or quality of something. Since the object of the limitation or reduction is the elector, we must then ask, what is being diminished or restricted? What is the elector losing or giving up to obtain a qualified status? What does an elector still have that a qualified elector no longer has? To ascertain we will have to determine what an elector is, what an elector does or is capable of doing, and what an elector has or may have as a matter of course…As a verb, the root meaning of elector is to choose. An elector is one who chooses or has the capacity to choose at will. In Law, that is a power and a right possessed by a sovereign. So it would seem that the elector must limit or diminish some aspect of his individual sovereignty in order to obtain a qualified status.’ (from The Errant Sovereign’s Handbook, by Augustus Blackstone)… To connect the dots, when you register to vote, you agree to act in the capacity of a qualified elector and thereby are no longer a sovereign. You may have the right to vote but the right to vote is actually a privilege and not as powerful as the right to sovereignly choose. The reason that is not as powerful is because as a qualified elector (registered voter) you are subject to the power of the majority (the people) and its government. In other words, you have given up your sovereign power to choose and are no longer the king of your throne and kingdom.”

https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/156585506#topLong thread on 4chan: “Hickam AFB Fusion Analyst here. The false alert was not a mistake. It was ordered. We were informed it was to be a drill, but then all information was put out that the threat was real… Immediate contact was made to the White House and requests were made for retaliation. I think there was a push to have the White House approve an attack on foreign vessels off the coast… When the White House replied “Negative” and demanded further information, my superiors called Gov. David Ige where he ordered us to contact media outlets of there being a false alarm. One of the Gov. Aids was present, and speaking with who looked to be a federal investigator. I overheard them state that this ‘Demonstrated weakness in the Trump admin and a refusal to protect his people.’ ” – Comment: viewer discretion is advised…

From the How-Feeble-Can-It-Get Desk: Exposed: Grainy footage ‘shows that president Assad is STILL gassing his people with deadly sarin and chlorine in Syria’, says chemical weapon experthttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5266479/Grainy-footage-shows-Assad-gassing-Syrian-people.html – “Col de Bretton-Gordon said he had ‘reliable evidence’ that sarin was being used in grenades and mortars to ‘winkle out’ people from tunnels… Col de Bretton-Gordon, co-director of Doctors Under Fire, said he had been told that a local hospital was treating seven people for the effects of chlorine inhalation, but there had been no deaths.” – Comment: Since when are there such things as sarin grenades and mortar rounds? And, sarin used but no deaths?! Daily Mail will need to delete the comment section where 95% of posters are calling this twaddle.

Obama’s $500m presidential palace puts the poor out on the street – by Frank Holmes – https://thehornnews.com/45665-2/ – “Obama’s “presidential library” will be shrouded in an unprecedented level of secrecy by refusing to make any of his administration’s documents available in their original form… Even now, all of Obama’s documents are in a private facility in Illinois, instead of with the National Archives, like all other ex-presidents… When the “presidential center” opens in 2021, all the sensitive documents of Obama’s presidency will be carefully scanned. Historians will only be allowed to see a copy of the documents, not the papers themselves… Obama arranged everything so that researchers never get to hold the original document in their hands — or find out just how corrupt his presidency was.”

Trump Is Right About Haiti, But the US Is Failing Terribly Too – “… everything we do is infected by engineered falsehood and mendacity, including the news media … a culture of pervasive fraud …” – by James Howard Kunstler – http://russia-insider.com/en/trump-right-about-haiti-us-failing-terribly-too/ri22184

Agent’s Text Messages Prove That Comey’s FBI Is Behind Russia-Gate – by Ray McGovern – http://russia-insider.com/en/agents-text-messages-prove-comeys-fbi-behind-russia-gate/ri22181 – “It would have been unfortunate enough for Strzok and Page to have their adolescent-sounding texts merely exposed, revealing the reckless abandon of star-crossed lovers hiding (they thought) secrets from cuckolded spouses, office colleagues, and the rest of us. However, for the never-Trump plotters in the FBI, the official release of just a fraction (375) of almost 10,000 messages does incalculably more damage than that… We suddenly have documentary proof that key elements of the U.S. intelligence community were trying to short-circuit the US democratic process. And that puts in a new and dark context the year-long promotion of Russia-gate. It now appears that it was not the Russians trying to rig the outcome of the US election, but leading officials of the US intelligence community, shadowy characters sometimes called the Deep State.”

Unauthorized foreign presence on Syria soil unacceptable: Deputy FMhttp://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/12/548671/Syria-United-States-Turkey-United-Nations-Russia-Tanf-Rukban-de-Mistura-Sochi – “Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad said it is “unacceptable” for any foreign troops to have a presence on the Syrian soil without the government’s approval, adding that Damascus will deal with this issue as a case of “occupation.”.. Mekdad was referring to the presence of American and Turkish forces in Syria, whose respective countries have refused to pull them out in defiance of Damascus’ warnings… Turkey and the US have also their own troops on the ground in Syria.”

Brexit: Nigel Farage says ‘maybe’ there should be a second referendum on EU membership – by Joe Watts – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-nigel-farage-second-referendum-eu-membership-wright-stuff-video-ukip-maybe-leader-a8153106.htmlNigel Farage has said it may be time to hold a second referendum on Brexit to put an end to the “moaning” of politicians who have not accepted the previous vote… The ex-Ukip leader argued that leading political figures who have been arguing against Brexit would “never, ever, ever” stop fighting it and so the best way to draw a line under the issue could be a second public vote.” Comment: I want some of what Farage is smoking.

UN pushes countries to open up migration despite US boycott – by Agence France Presse – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5259249/UN-pushes-countries-open-migration-despite-US-boycott.html – ” Authorities that erect major obstacles to migration – or place severe restrictions on migrants’ work opportunities – inflict needless economic self-harm,’ Guterres said… ‘They impose barriers to having their labor needs met in an orderly, legal fashion.’.. ‘Worse still, they unintentionally encourage illegal migration,’ he said.”

These are the Palestinian children Israel killed in 2017 – by Maureen Clare Murphy – https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/these-are-palestinian-children-israel-killed-2017 – “In addition to those 14 shot and killed during 2017, a child died of wounds sustained in an Israeli drone strike years earlier… Another was killed by Israeli ordnance while grazing livestock. A baby living in temporary shelter, his family homeless as a result of Israeli bombing, died of cold exposure… Palestinian children also died because they were unable to secure permits to leave via the Israeli-controlled Erez checkpoint for medical treatment unavailable in the besieged Gaza Strip… No Israeli children were killed by Palestinians during the year.”

Governments Crack Down on Cryptocurrencies – by Paul Mampilly – https://banyanhill.com/cryptocurrency-investments-threatened/ – “These governments know banning bitcoin and cryptocurrencies can cause social and political unrest. Instead, they are going to squeeze them dry using the same technique they used to get the online gaming companies: They are going to starve the cryptocurrency exchanges of money flow… Cutting off the money flow from new clients and cash will slowly dry up the trading and liquidity in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The government will keep squeezing until these markets are no longer a threat to them.”

The Good News About the Trump Presidency: Stupid Can be Good! – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-good-news-about-the-trump-presidency-stupid-can-be-good/ – “I am not trying to paint a rosy picture of the situation, which is bad, no doubt about that. Having ignorant fools in charge of nuclear weapons is not good, by definition. But I do want to suggest two things: first, that no matter stupid Trump is, Hillary would have been infinitely worse and, second, that there are also some good aspects to the current vacuum of power in Washington, DC.” – Comment: Adequately amusing. Recommended.

House votes to renew NSA spying, rejects reform push – by Katie Bo Williams – http://thehill.com/homenews/house/368490-house-rejects-new-limits-on-government-surveillance-powers – “In a victory for the Trump administration, the House on Thursday approved legislation to renew government surveillance powers while voting down new limits on how authorities can use the information that is collected… Just a few hours before the vote, President Trump roiled the waters by sending out a tweet that appeared to contradict his own administration’s opposition to the changes, which were offered by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.)… That amendment failed by a vote of 233-183.

Woman Refuses To Give Up List Of Fellow Activists, Gets Three Years – by Janet Phelan – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/woman-refuses-give-list-fellow-activists-gets-three-years.html – “Stone’s saga began in 2013, when, alarmed at the condition of her mother in a facility into which she had been remanded by her court-appointed guardian, Jacqueline Hertz, Barbara took Helen Stone out of the facility and to lunch at a nearby Denny’s. Barbara was then arrested and charged with a multitude of crimes, including custody interference, elder abuse and kidnapping.”

As Syria Moves Toward Idlib, Potential for Clash With Turkey Becomes Real – Will Russia, NATO Be Involved? – Turkey has called on Syria, Russia to cease their offensive into Syria’s Idlib province where Turkey has some troops in territory under control of Turkey-friendly Islamists – by Brandon Turbeville – http://russia-insider.com/en/syria-moves-toward-idlib-potential-clash-turkey-becomes-real-will-russia-nato-be-involved/ri22155 – “This presents a major military question. Once the Syrian military reaches the positions held by the Turkish military, will it continue its push and clash with Turkey? Will Turkey withdraw as Syria pushes forward? Will Syria and Turkey negotiate an exit for the Turkish troops? Will Syria stop short of liberating areas with deployed Turkish military personnel? Have the Russians agreed to partition Syria? Are there other unforeseen agendas afoot?”

Facebook Censors Journalist for Writing ‘Hating Russians Is the Last Socially Acceptable Prejudice’http://russia-insider.com/en/facebook-censors-journalist-writing-hating-russians-last-socially-acceptable-prejudice/ri22130 – “This notice also warned Johnson that, when his account is eventually unlocked, “if you post something that goes against our standards again, your account will be blocked for another 30 days.” It further advised him to ‘Please keep in mind that people who repeatedly post things that aren’t allowed on Facebook may have their account permanently disabled.’ ”

Little Zainabs will continue to be raped, murdered & dumped on garbage till…– by Moeed Pirzad – https://www.globalvillagespace.com/little-zainabs-will-continue-to-be-raped-murdered-dumped-on-garbage-till/ – “Perhaps the reason is that Punjab police has become only a tool for political control and management – as was effectively displayed in Model Town tragedy in June 2014, and then throughout the following years against other political parties. In October 2016, Punjab police had effectively beaten PTI crowds into submission across Punjab and those who were trying to enter Punjab from KP. After the 1977 political unrest, Gen. Zia government, a direct beneficiary of those PNA protests, ended up strengthening crowd management ability of police forces. This is where their core strength lies.” (emphasis added)

US to Remove Constraints on Nuclear Arsenal, Develop New Tactical Warheadshttps://sputniknews.com/military/201801101060658961-us-trump-nuclear-plan-unveiled/ – ” ‘What I’ve been told by the people who wrote the thing was what they were trying to do was to send a clear deterrent message to Russians, the North Korean and the Chinese. And there is pretty good, moderate-but-strong language that makes clear that any attempt by Russia or North Korea to use nuclear weapons would result in a massive consequence for them and I think that is actually moderate, centrist and probably very much needed,’ Wolfsthal added.” (emphasis added) Comment: What options really exist when psychopathology becomes invisible, like water for a fish?

Lapid: No regional stability as long as Iranian forces in Syria – by Raphael Ahren and Avi Davidi – https://www.timesofisrael.com/lapid-no-regional-stability-as-long-as-iranian-forces-in-syria/ – “He added: ‘All the players involved must know that we feel free to do whatever is in our power to prevent permanent Iranian presence in Syria. And that is not a threat, it is a fact of life. So those of the players — mostly the Russians but also the Assad regime — who are interested in stability in Syria must know that as long as there are Iranian forces on the ground in Syria they will be no stability.’ ” (emphasis added)

Posted by Gilad Atzmon: Judaism is not only a religion. It is an ethnicity, heritage, culture, and an ancestry – professor Steven M. Cohen (5 min):

How the Collapse of Venezuela Really Happened: Part 1 – by Jose Martinez – https://www.theorganicprepper.com/collapse-of-venezuela-part-1/ – “Today we welcome back our friend Jose, who wrote the awesome article about Christmas in Venezuela. It was so well-received that I invited him back to do a recurring series. In this piece, he begins telling us the story about how his country started the slide into a slow-motion collapse. Jose is a heck of a storyteller and he leaves us hanging at the end, but don’t worry, Part 2 is coming soon! ~ Daisy”

Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi – by Jonathan Cook – https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/01/10/ahed-tamimi-offers-israelis-a-lesson-worthy-of-gandhi/ – “Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela… Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society oppressing them. Ahed is well qualified for the task… She was charged last week with assault and incitement after she slapped two heavily armed Israeli soldiers as they refused to leave the courtyard of her family home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. Her mother, Nariman, is in detention for filming the incident. The video quickly went viral.”

All Signs Point To Western-Backed Destabilization In Iran – U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia Implicated – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/all-signs-point-to-western-backed-destabilization-in-iran-u-s-israel-saudi-arabia-implicated.html – “This faction is perhaps more important because, while the MEK could provide the cover for violence and terror and one of the physical fists being used by the West in its destabilization campaign, the monarchists could stand as the “government in exile” and the new puppet government after the Iranian government’s fall. Clearly, however, as Paton alludes to, support for the Shah is so low that foreign powers would have to force him upon the population for a second time since those who remember his rule do not remember it fondly and those younger generations who do desire legitimate change in Iran are not likely to willingly regress into monarchy.”

Will Bankruptcy Venue BILL Bankrupt Delaware? – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/will-bankruptcy-venue-bill-bankrupt-delaware.html – “Our series on Wall Street fraud, protected by corruption, comes from the eToys case whistleblower (Laser Haas) who claims the entire Delaware system of justice, including the federal courts, is infested with tax-paid federal servants betraying their oath of office and, in turn, the public’s trust… Delaware, a state built on no sales tax, reportedly gets 80% of its revenues from the “low” business tax; and its law firms rely heavily on the fact that 50% of most major business bankruptcies are – venue shopped – to Delaware… With this new legislation closing that loophole, then there is a question about whether or not Delaware will remain solvent… Most assuredly, the bankruptcy lobby of Delaware lawyers is likely to take a huge hit if this bill passes… Senator Cornyn is also on the record stating: ‘after all, picking a court isn’t far from picking a verdict.’ ”

Angela Merkel Lectured Trump On Global Warming, Now Germany Abandoning Its Climate Goal – by Michael Bastasch – http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/08/angela-merkel-lectured-trump-on-global-warming-now-germany-abandoning-its-climate-goal/ – “Germany will abandon its 2020 national global warming goal, a huge embarrassment to Chancellor Angela Merkel, as part of a deal to put together a coalition government in the wake of September’s elections… Sources tell Reuters that Merkel’s would-be coalition will drop a goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. Ahead of the elections, Merkel said she’d find a way to meet the 2020 target. That was before she failed to put together a majority governing coalition… It’s not surprising Germany has decided to abandon its 2020 climate goal. Germany was not on track to meet its climate goal, despite spending nearly $800 billion in green energy subsidies in recent decades… University of Colorado professor Roger Pielke, Jr. pointed out the impossible math behind Germany’s climate goals.

Intel, Mobileye unveil first autonomous car – by Shoshanna Solomon – https://www.timesofisrael.com/intel-mobileye-unveil-first-autonomous-car/ – “The car includes 12 cameras, radars, laser scanners and computing technologies developed by Mobileye and Intel, according to a CNBC report. There are three high-resolution cameras at the front of the car that enable a 180-degree view field and the car image processor is able to see at a distance of up to 300 meters… Intel bought Jerusalem-based Mobileye for $15.3 billion in March…. Krzanich also announced a new collaboration with China’s carmaker SAIC Motor. As part of the collaboration, SAIC will develop self-driving vehicles in China based on Mobileye’s technology.”

Bundy Case Dismissed, Judge Orders Rancher Released – by Tim Pearce – http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/08/bundy-case-dismissed-judge-orders-rancher-released/ – “U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro ruled Monday the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would be dismissed “with prejudice,” and ordered the rancher set free after federal prosecutors willfully withheld exculpatory evidence during the 2017 trial… After the mistrial, Navarro set a Jan. 8 date to decide whether the case against Bundy would be retried or dismissed “with prejudice,” barring a retrial over the same charges… Prosecutors requested the court grant another trial against the Bundys, calling their missteps and violations ‘inadvertent.” ” Comment: And they’re VERY sorry…

Putin: Have They Published “A World Map” and “Marked All the U.S. Military Bases on It” Yet? – “Vladimir Putin: ‘American submarines are on permanent alert off the Norwegian coast; they are equipped with missiles that can reach Moscow in 17 minutes. But we dismantled all of our bases in Cuba a long time ago, even the non-strategic ones. And you would call us aggressive?” – by Jonas E. Alexis – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/01/08/putin-have-they-published-a-world-map-and-marked-all-the-u-s-military-bases-on-it-yet/ – Putin has survived the New World Order onslaught because he is focused, and his distractors are not. He knows that the worldview that makes up the New World Order is philosophically incoherent and morally repugnant and worthless. He also knows that his job as a political figure is to articulate the truth in a manner that any rational person will understand, and truth will work itself out.”

Israeli Forces Carried Out Massive Strike On Targets Near Damascus, Syrian Military Intercepted At Least 3 Missileshttps://southfront.org/israeli-forces-carried-out-massive-strike-on-targets-near-damascus-syrian-military-intercepted-at-least-3-missiles/ – “The military said that at 2:40 local time Israeli warplanes launched few missiles at targets near Damascus from the Lebanese airspace. The missiles were intercepted and one Israeli warplane was targeted by air defense forces… At 4:00 local time, two surface-to-surface missiles were launched from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. They were also intercepted…At 4:15 local time, Israeli forces launched 4 other missiles from the Golan Heights. One missile was intercepted and the others hit a target causing damage to positions of Syrian forces.”

Russian Military: US Spy Aircraft Flew Near Russian Bases In Syria During Drone Attackhttps://southfront.org/russian-military-us-spy-aircraft-flew-near-russian-bases-in-syria-during-drone-attack/ – ” ‘This forces us to take a fresh look at the strange coincidence that, during the attack of UAV terrorists on Russian military facilities in Syria, the Navy reconnaissance aircraft Poseidon was on patrol over the Mediterranean Sea for more than 4 hours at an altitude of 7 thousand meters, between Tartus and Hmeimim,” the statement reads.” (emphasis added)

Highly Classified Spy Satellite Is A “Total Loss” After SpaceX Mission Fails – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-08/highly-classified-spy-satellite-total-loss-after-spacex-mission-fails – “On Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. EST, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the secretive Zuma satellite into space aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral. However, less than a day later, the WSJ reports that the secretive spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. government military industrial complex, and worth billions ‘is presumed to be a total loss after it failed to reach orbit.’ “

From the Pick-Your-Jaw-Off-The-Floor Desk: Alarmists Find New Excuse: Sea Levels Aren’t Rising Because ‘Ocean Bottom Deformation’ – by James Delingpole – http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/08/alarmists-find-new-excuse-sea-levels-arent-rising-because-ocean-bottom-deformation/ – “Scientists in the Netherlands have found a new excuse as to why sea levels are stubbornly refusing to rise in line with Al Gore’s doomsday predictions: “ocean bottom deformation.”.. Apparently, they claim in a study by Thomas Frederikse et al, the weight of the extra water caused by all those melting glaciers and icecaps is so great that it is causing the sea bed to sink.” – Comment: Is there even any point in trying to debate “scientists” who could possibly take refuge in such a proposition?

Mass Migration: The European Commission’s New “Norm” – by Alain Destexhe – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11698/mass-migration-european-commission – “The Commission, based in Brussels, is not elected but, according to EU treaties, it has a monopoly — yes, a monopoly — on initiating legislation at the European level… The new norms, like the size of apples or the curvature of cucumbers, should, according to the European Commission, be determined by the European Commission. Migration will not be a question open for debate. It will be a “norm” determined by the Commission.(emphasis added)

How America Is Going To OBLITERATE ObamaCare in 2018… ObamaCare Simply Isn’t Worth Saving…- by Tim Bolen – http://bolenreport.com/america-going-obliterate-obamacare-2018/ – “Americans can breathe a sigh of relief… Why?.. It was a trick. By removing the “Mandate” we have removed all that money that HEALTHY PEOPLE, who DO NOT actually NEED a health care plan, especially an over-priced, poor service, corrupt one, would have had to pay – and that money was critical to holding up ObamaCare… A 2014 study in JAMA Psychiatry found many painkiller users were moving on to heroin, and a 2015 CDC analysis found people who are addicted to prescription painkillers are 40 times more likely to be addicted to heroin. Not all painkiller users went this way, and not all heroin users started with painkillers, but painkiller use played a big role in leading more people to heroin.” (bold emphasis added)

Two Armageddon Threats To Electric Cars: Cancer And Global Cooling – by Anton Wahlman – https://seekingalpha.com/instablog/200447-anton-wahlman/5095206-two-armageddon-threats-electric-cars-cancer-global-cooling – “Sitting on top of a giant battery, ranging from 16 kWh to as high as 100 kWh or even 200 kWh, is at least enough to make someone suspicious. Consider the magnitude of a cell phone, which one tries to keep at least a foot or two away from the vital organs of the body whenever possible. The electric car has the potential to be many decimal points more potent… I have tried to see if the studies conducted to date are any good. It’s not obvious one way or the other. Maybe this will all turn out to be fine. I sure hope so! But the probability that it might not, is a non-zero probability. How long until we discover the long-term effects of things that cause cancer?.. Sometimes, that could be a decade or two out. Maybe longer.”

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