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For the Week of 4/2/18:

Trump’s Syria “Withdrawal” Was Textbook US Deception – by Tony Cartalucci – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/trumps-syria-withdrawal-was-textbook-us-deception.html – “…it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it. (Brookings Institute: Which Path to Persia?)… Nothing could be more “outrageous” or “deadly” than using chemical weapons on civilians… That such allegations of a chemical attack already served as a successful pretext for US military aggression in the form of cruise missile strikes across Syria under President Trump before, is precisely why the Syrian government wouldn’t have carried out such chemical attacks then, and most certainly would not carry them out now – especially if the US was allegedly seeking to exit Syrian territory… For those who have invested hope into President Trump – his role in a documented scheme to deceive the global public and make US military aggression appear as a last resort after apparently withdrawing from confrontation – is sufficient evidence that it is not “Trump vs. the Deep State,” but that “Trump is the Deep State.” ”

Fingerprints, Eye Scans Now Required To Buy Food In India, As Banks Cut Off Cryptocurrencies – by John Vibes – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/fingerprints-eye-scans-now-required-to-buy-food-in-india-as-banks-cut-off-cryptocurrencies.html – “In addition to the vast violation of privacy that this program introduces, it is also highly inefficient, with possibly fatal results. A recent study determined that 20 percent of an entire region was cut off from food rations because their Internet connections were not good enough to access the program… If you think this type of control grid isn’t possible in the United States, think again. Harvard Professor Jacqueline Bhabha praised the drastic new policy, saying that, ‘No one has approached that scale and that ambition. It has been hailed, and justifiably so, as an extraordinary triumph to get everyone registered.’ ”

From the ‘Splainin’-To-Do Desk: Why did Assad use chemical weapons? Because he can – by Avi Issacharoff – https://www.timesofisrael.com/why-did-assad-use-chemical-weapons-because-he-can/

Trump tweets condemnation of Syria chemical attack, saying Putin shares the blame – by Carol Morello and Jenna Johnson – https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-tweets-condemnation-of-syria-chemical-attack-criticizing-putin-for-sharing-the-blame/2018/04/08/c9c1c0e5-d063-4133-ae4d-e26496f79fff_story.html – ” The likelihood of a military strike against Syria after a suspected chemical weapons attack increased Sunday as President Trump said there would be a “big price to pay” and officials in France vowed the country would “do its duty” in responding.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Western Civilization circles the drain.

Ex-Spy Skripal Is Awake and Talking – No doubt he’ll be under immense pressure by the British now to tell the right story – https://russia-insider.com/en/ex-spy-skripal-awake-and-talking/ri23008

SYRIA: The Egregious Western Media ‘Chemical Weapon’ Fraud in Eastern Ghouta – by Vanessa Beeley – http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/08/syria-the-egregious-western-media-chemical-weapon-fraud-in-eastern-ghouta/ – ” Fast forward to Eastern Ghouta which is now 90% liberated from the many terrorist factions that have occupied this eastern suburb of Damascus since 2012 and we have seen an uptick in the claims of chemical weapon attacks as the SAA noose draws tighter around the terrorist enclaves. Most of those claims are being circulated by the Al Qaeda auxiliary organisation, the White Helmets.”

Dozens killed in apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria, rescue workers say – by Louisa Loveluck and Erin Cunningham – https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/dozens-killed-in-apparent-chemical-weapons-attack-on-civilians-in-eastern-ghouta–rescue-workers/2018/04/08/231bba18-3ac0-11e8-af3c-2123715f78df_story.html – “President Trump responded to the attack on his Twitter account Sunday, describing it as an “atrocity.”.. ‘Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria,’ he said… ‘Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price …’.. Multiple reports, including from rescue workers and the State Department, said an initial attack had targeted a hospital. It was unclear, however, what type of chemicals may have been used… ‘We tried to send people to the area to rescue the injured, but even the rescue workers began suffocating,’ said Mohamed Samer, a medical worker in Douma… (and buried at the bottom of the article, written in a way that many might not understand): Jaish al-Islam launched volleys of rockets into densely populated Damascus districts as the fighting intensified, killing or maiming residents and striking terror into the broader community.” (emphasis added) Comment: There are videos on the Qasioun News Agency and YASER ALDOUMANI2 channels on YouTube (and not blocked) that show many people that appear obviously dead. They are in what look like private homes, not a hospital setting. I would speculate that in this case, prisoners of Jaish al-Islam or “apostates” including children have been murdered for this major propaganda campaign. The MSM are uniformly carrying the stories associated with this with zero analysis or skepticism. People identified in the article as “rescue workers” or “medical workers” are most likely members of the controversial “White Helmets” group associated with the terrorist occupied areas, and well documented to also act as soldiers in the terrorist militias – It’s interesting that the MSM are now choosing to no longer identify their affiliation with the White Helmets.

The Economics Behind The Skripal Poisoning – podcast with Prof. Michael Hudson (approx. 15 min) – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49159.htm

From the United-Propaganda-Front Desk: Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack – by Ben Hubbard – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/08/world/middleeast/syria-chemical-attack-ghouta.html

Innocent Email Throws #NeverAgain Narrative Into Question – by Richard Enos – http://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/04/06/innocent-email-throws-neveragain-narrative-into-question/ – “On March 30, blogger Dr. Eowyn wrote a post on the ‘Fellowship of the Minds’ website that suggests that plans for the demonstrations were initiated long before the Parkland shooting. The evidence? A statement in an email sent to a source of European researcher Ole Dammegard by Officer Scott C. Earhardt of the Homeland Security Bureau of the Metropolitan Police Department: ‘In reference to your inquiry concerning the March For Our Lives Demonstration, here in the District of Columbia on March 24, 2018. MPD received a permit application several months prior to the actual event, and there was several months of planning for this large event. .’

The Trump Administration Wants to Cut Off Internet Access for Poor Americans – by Nicole Goodkind – https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-administration-wants-cut-internet-access-poor-americans – ” ‘The Lifeline Program is essential for millions of Americans who rely on subsidized internet access to find jobs, schedule doctor’s appointments, complete their school assignments, interface with the government, and remain connected in a digital economy,’ they wrote. ‘The program helps Americans — including disproportionate numbers of families with children, veterans and people of color — survive.’.. The letter also questioned the economic reasoning for the program change. ‘It is unclear why the FCC would spend billions of dollars to expand access to broadband while at the same time make Lifeline less accessible to those who need it most,’ it read.”

From the Here-We-Go-Again Desk: Scientists suggest a giant sunshade in the sky could solve global warming – by Peter Beaumont – https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/apr/05/scientists-suggest-giant-sunshade-in-sky-could-solve-global-warming – “Scientists have long known that manmade events like pollution in the atmosphere, smoke from forest fires and volcanic eruptions can create a cooling effect… That has led scientists at Harvard University to propose their own experiment, which they call “stratospheric controlled perturbation effect”, or SCoPEx for short. It involves using a balloon to test the controversial proposition that aerosols released at a height of 20km in the Earth’s atmosphere can alter the reflective properties of cloud cover… Now a dozen scholars, from countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Jamaica and Thailand, have joined the debate, arguing in the journal Nature that poor countries should take a lead in the field since they have most to gain or lose from the technology.” (emphasis added) – Comment: “scientists at Harvard University”: This couldn’t involve Geoengineer David Keith, now could it?

Russian Military: Jaysh al-Islam Killed Three Of Its Commanders Participating In Negotiationshttps://southfront.org/russian-military-jaysh-al-islam-killed-three-of-its-commanders-participating-in-negotiations/ – ” ‘As a result of sharp contradictions among odious militants and those who were ready for negotiations, the former leaders of the group were physically eliminated,’ said Major-General Yuri Yevtushenko, head of the reconciliation center, according to the Russian news agency TASS.” – Comment: During the recent cease fire in Douma, Jaish al-Islam had been allowing its wounded fighters and some civilians to leave in busses. However 2 days ago that stopped and JAI started shelling civilian areas of Damascus again. Now, the final ground assault on the last terrorist pocket in East Ghouta is underway.

Fake Fake News Is a Danger to Our Fake Democracy – TruthStream Media (video 12 min)

(with an astonishing expose of organized MSM mind control)

https://youtu.be/I_OEKByvbdw

Hill and Don’s Honduran Caravan – by Paul Street – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49160.htm – “Forget that very few among the 1200 or so Central American migrants travelling in what is now an annual Easter time caravan through Mexico have any intention of seeking asylum in the U.S. (As KCUR radio reported three days ago, “The annual event organized by activists” is “designed to keep migrants safe and share information about their rights” inside Mexico.).. Forget that the number of “illegal immigrants” caught at the U.S. border (310,000 last year, down from a peak of 1.6 million in 2000) is currently at its lowest level since 1971… Forget that the Caravan marchers are running away from drug violence and organized crime, among other scourges, in countries that have been ravaged by U.S. policy (including U.S. foreign, political, economic, military, drug, and climate policy) for decades.”

Weaponizing anti-Semitism against Corbyn could endanger Jews, Israeli academic Ilan Pappé warnshttps://www.rt.com/uk/423191-corbyn-papp%C3%A9-semitic-gaza/ – “The University of Exeter professor went on to refute claims that Corbyn is an anti-Semite, saying: ‘I have been involved with him in the past in some political activism and ever since I follow closely his political career and I could not find a shred of evidence for his anti-Semitism,’ Pappé said. ‘He was, and is, very critical on Israel’s policies, as are many Jews including myself.’.. Pappé, who is a consistent collaborator with linguist Noam Chomsky, added that accusations of anti-Semitism have been weaponized to attack Corbyn due to his sympathy to the Palestinian cause.”

U. S. sanctions ensnare Russians with ties to Trump world – by John Hudson and Seung Min Kim – https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-imposes-sweeping-new-sanctions-on-russian-elite/2018/04/06/97df2782-398e-11e8-b57c-9445cc4dfa5e_story.html – “The United States imposed new economic sanctions on senior Russian politicians, companies and business leaders Friday, citing a list of complaints against Moscow that included its attempts to undermine Western democracies and recurring cyber offensives… The sanctions target 17 Russian government officials, a state-owned weapons trading company and seven so-called oligarchs. Several individuals on the list have close ties to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin… ‘I think it’s important to see in today’s action, a message. And that message is that actions have consequences,’ said another senior administration official, who spoke to reporters only on the condition of anonymity. ” (emphasis added)

Syrian Army Resumes Military Operation In Duma As Jaysh al-Islam Breaks Ceasefirehttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-resumes-military-operation-in-duma-as-jaysh-al-islam-breaks-ceasefire/ – “On April 6, Jaysh al-Islam broke the ceasefire agreement in Duma district and shelled the civilian areas in the al-Wafddien refugee camp and Dahiyat al-Assad district with rockets and mortars, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported… The news agency reported that warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces had conducted a series of airstrikes on Jaysh al-Islam positions in the Duma district in response to the attack… Earlier, SyAAF helicopters dropped thousands of leaflet over Duma, in which the government called on civilians there to stay in their houses and gave Jaysh al-Islam fighters the last chance to accept an evacuation or reconciliation agreement.”

India: Your bank will not allow you to buy bitcoins anymore – by Preeti Motiani – https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/personal-finance-news/your-bank-will-not-allow-you-to-buy-bitcoins-anymore/articleshow/63627123.cms – “You will not be able to buy cryptocurrency through banks or e-wallets etc. in India anymore as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has banned them with immediate effect from ‘dealing with or providing services to any individuals or business entities dealing with or settling virtual currencies’.”

Syrian President Rejected Russian Proposal To Attend Ankara Summit – Report – https://southfront.org/syrian-president-rejected-russian-proposal-to-attend-ankara-summit-report/ – “On April 6, an unnamed senior Syrian official told the Lebanese al-Akhbar newspaper that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad had rejected a Russian proposal to attend Ankara summit, which was held on April 4… According to the senior official, Russia assured al-Assad that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will welcome him if he would agree to attend the summit. However, the Syrian president apologized to Russia for not participating in the summit due to “many reasons,” including the Turkish occupation of some areas in northern Syria… One of the officials told the Lebanese newspaper that the Damascus government will not reconcile with any country that continues its “aggression” against the Syrian sovereignty… During the last few months many Turkish politicians, including allies of Erdogan, called on the Turkish government to reestablish relations with the Damascus government in order to coordinate against the US-led coalition and Kurdish forces.”

Assad regime places tanks, artillery in buffer zone with Israel – Israel expected to complain to UN over Syrian army deployment in demilitarized area ahead of regime’s planned assault on rebels, in violation of decades-old agreement – by Michael Bachner – https://www.timesofisrael.com/assad-regime-places-tanks-artillery-in-buffer-zone-with-israel-report/ – “Israel has tried to stay out of the civil war in Syria and refrained from taking sides, but has responded to spillover fire on numerous occasions and warned the Assad regime against attack.” – Comment: Right.

Surge in Young Couples Marrying in South Russia Shows Trend Toward Family Values – The government also provides state assistance to young families – by Irina Povolotskaya – https://russia-insider.com/en/surge-young-couples-marrying-south-russia-shows-trend-toward-family-values/ri22977 – “Here’s yet another small indicator of how Russian society is slowly returning to conservative values. In the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, in the Registration Office on its 100th anniversary, almost 27 thousand new families registered in the Rostov Region. This is almost three thousand more families than last year.”

France Joins Syria Fight: Goals and Consequences – by Peter Korzun – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/04/05/france-joins-syria-fight-goals-and-consequences.html – The Syrian forces are preparing an offensive in the Daraa – Quneira – Suweida area in the south while denuding other fronts. The territory is huge and the terrain is hard to cross. There are at least 25 heights to fire at advancing forces from. The Free Syrian Army and other rebel groups are much more numerous than the ones being defeated in Eastern Ghuta. Their defenses are strong. Unlike in other places, the rebel forces can easily get logistical support from Jordan. That’s where the US and Saudi Arabia can contribute greatly. Israel has been involved in such activities since 2015. It took roughly six months to liberate Eastern Ghuta, with an active phase to dislodge rebel fighters launched in mid-March. It’s easy to surmise that it will take at least a year, may be much more, to liberate the area in question.”

Genetically Modified Weather: The Tale of FROSTBAN™ Synthetic Bacteria – by Rick Shankman – https://climatex.mit.edu/genetically-modified-weather-tale-frostban%E2%84%A2-synthetic-bacteria – “…6) Mutation of the ice-gene was done to remove the ice-forming genetic coding; 7) Ten the mutated (non-ice-forming) genetic code was inserted into the P. syringae bacterium to create the Ice-minus strain; The genetically-modified Ice-minus strain now lacks the surface coating that helps produce frost…. These facts, by themselves, are boring. FROSTBAN™ (never sold commercially – original company merged into Seminis Inc.), is boring… The tale to come — I promise you — not boring.”

Dr. Tim Ball Completely Vindicated In Global Warming Lawsuit Meant To Silence Him – by Dr. Tim Ball – https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2018/04/03/dr-tim-ball-completely-vindicated-in-global-warming-lawsuit-meant-to-silence-him/ – “While I savor the victory, people need to know that it was the second of three lawsuits all from the same lawyer, Roger McConchie, in Vancouver on behalf of members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In each case, he also filed lawsuits against the agency that published what I wrote or said. This is why Anthony Watts wisely asked me and I was willing to put the phrase “Guest Opinion” at the top of any column I wrote. Of course, the double-barreled lawsuits created complications in mounting any defense.”

Israel and the Diaspora: We have to talk – by Mick Davis – blogs.timesofisrael.com/israel-and-the-diaspora-we-have-to-talk/ – ” Simultaneously, however, they see their pride in Israel dented by actions taken by the Israeli authorities that undermine their Jewish values. Whether through the constant trickle of ugly legislation like last year’s Nation-State Bill, the racism of Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, a callous approach to African asylum seekers, discrimination against progressive Judaism or ongoing settlement expansion, young Diaspora Jews are too often being asked to make their attachment to Israel the exception to their values rather than the embodiment of them.” – Comment: Mick Davis is the CEO of the UK Conservative Party (Tories) and former Chairman of the UK Jewish Leadership Council of the United Jewish Israel Appeal. This article is a very interesting read, primarily for the many, many assumptions that are embedded in Davies’ expression. It reveals much about the current state of the Zionist project.

Israel faces historic decision as new population figures emerge – by Yossi Beilin – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/04/israel-palestinians-demography-jordan-river-apartheid.html – “With the official military announcement of Jewish-Arab parity between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, Israel is facing the historic decision it has been trying to postpone or repress. Israel is far from being an apartheid state currently, but if it opts for minority rule of an Arab majority, it will have no choice but to adopt apartheid methods. Precluding this option would spell the end of the Zionist idea: Israel will turn into a Palestinian state, probably a nondemocratic one, with a Jewish minority.”

Craig Murray: Johnson and May are Hiding as Their ‘Novichok’ Lies Dissolvehttp://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/04/murray-johnson-and-may-are-hiding-as-their-novichok-lies-dissolve/ – “It is very plain that what Aitkenhead is saying to Sky is “the scientists cannot establish it is from Russia. But the government claims to have intelligence sources that show that it is.” His struggle to fit the formulations he has been given to parrot this sense as more effective propaganda, into answers to the pretty good questions he is being asked, is almost comic: “ummm” and “errr” come into it a lot. You have to remember that the precise forms of words to be used in official parlance had been the subject of tense negotiation between the scientists and the Porton Down bureaucrats, and then between the Porton Down bureaucrats and MOD Whitehall officials, and then between MOD officials and FCO and security service officials in the Joint Intelligence Committee, before being signed off by ministers. It is a process I know intimately from the inside. This reconciliation of conflicting interests is why at the start Aitkenhead says it is “Novichok” confidently, but at 1 min 30 sec in he says the more truthful “Novichok or from that family”, which accords with the evidence Porton Down gave to the High Court.”

Boris Johnson Lied About Skripal ON VIDEO, Putting His Job as Foreign Secretary at Risk – He lied to Germans that Porton Down scientists were adamant Skripal poison came from Russia – https://russia-insider.com/en/boris-johnson-lied-about-skripal-video-putting-his-job-foreign-secretary-risk/ri22974

Will America Accept Its Defeat or Challenge the Bear and the Dragon? PART 3: ASIA – “The US believes it can corner Russia, China and Iran: Russia has a 7,000 kilometre border with China, Iran is not Iraq and Syria is not Afghanistan. In Syria, the destiny of that a world be ruled by unilateralism is over. The world is heading toward pluralism” – by Elijah J. Magnier – https://russia-insider.com/en/will-america-accept-its-defeat-or-challenge-bear-and-dragon-part-3-asia/ri22964 – “There are thousands of Chinese jihadists who fought with ISIS and al-Qaeda and Beijing was concerned, willing to see all these killed in Syria. Cooperation between the Chinese and the Syrian intelligence services was established. Damascus has a unique and a very rich bank of information about foreign fighters many countries in the world would like to have access to, since over 80 nationalities of foreign fighters were allowed into Syria in a failed attempt to topple the regime and establish an Islamic State… But Washington is still trying to protect its position, refusing to give up on the crown of world domination it has enjoyed for over a decade and it is ready to fight against the “axis opposing the US” using other means outside Syria. The US establishment and its allies are expelling Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions on China and Iran. The US defeat in Syria is obviously very painful.”

US Setting Up 2 Bases, Considering Deployment Of Additional Forces In Syria – Reportshttps://southfront.org/us-setting-up-2-bases-considering-deployment-of-additional-forces-in-syria/ – “Despite President Donald Trump’s statement that the US should withdraw forces from Syria, his country expands its military presence in the war-torn country… On April 3, the Turkish state-run media outlet Anadolu Agency reported the US is setting up two bases in the area of Manbij, which is controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Anadolu claimed that the US is extending an observation post in the village of Dadat north of Manbij in order to build a base. Construction materials and heavy equipment units have reportedly been transported to the area.”

A Special Relationship Born in Hell – The United States should cut all ties with war criminal Israel – by Philip Giraldi – http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/a-special-relationship-born-in-hell/ – “The story of what happened in Gaza on Friday had largely disappeared from the U.S. media by Sunday. On Saturday, The New York Times reported the most recent violence this way: “…some began hurling stones, tossing Molotov cocktails and rolling burning tires at the fence, the Israelis responded with tear gas and gunfire.” Get it? The Palestinians started it all, according to Israeli sources, by throwing things at the fence and forcing the poor victimized Israeli soldiers to respond with gunfire, presumably as self-defense. The Times also repeated Israel’s uncorroborated claims that there were gunmen active on the Gazan side, but given the disparity in numbers killed and injured – zero on the Israeli side of the fence – the Palestinian shooters must have been using blanks. Or they never existed at all.”

Syrian Army Finds Documents Leaking US Covert Cooperation with Eastern Ghouta Terrorists – by Ian Greenhalgh – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/04/03/syrian-army-finds-documents-leaking-us-covert-cooperation-with-eastern-ghouta-terrorists/ – “Meantime, the source said the soldiers have also found documents that prove secret cooperation between terrorists and a US organization… The officer declined to name the US organization that has been running the stealthy cooperation with the terrorists due to the sensitivity of the information contained in the documents, and said the evidence is corroborative and is withheld by the army for further investigations… Yet, the source mentioned that the documents prove that the US organization has been funding the operation in Eastern Ghouta and paying monthly salary to the militants in the region.”

‘Pineapple Express’ To Dump Significant Rainfall In Bay Area – National Weather Service officials forecast an “aggressive atmospheric river of moisture” along with gusty winds – by Renee Schiavone – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/s/ge3dq/pineapple-express-to-dump-significant-rainfall-in-bay-areaComment: Infrared satellite image animation shows no evidence of the formation of such an “atmospheric river”® on approach to the Left Coast. How TF do they know, particularly considering the strange and squirrelly development of weather patterns the last couple of weeks?

Here’s why the US failed to save the Jihadis in East Ghouta – by Alexander Mercouris – http://theduran.com/heres-why-the-us-failed-to-save-the-jihadis-in-east-ghouta/ – “As it happens, on 5th March 2018 an article appeared in the Washington Post reporting a discussion which supposedly took place in the White House in which a possible attack on the Syrian military besieging East Ghouta was supposedly discussed…. According to this article US President Donald Trump’s then National Security Adviser, General H.R. McMaster, was in favour of an attack, but US Defense Secretary General James Mattis was adamantly opposed and US President Trump in the end decided against it.” – Comment: Well, McMaster paid the price for his bellicosity, no?

The Problem with a State-Cartel Economy: Prices Rise, Wages Don’t – by Charles Hugh Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/the-problem-with-a-state-cartel-economy-prices-rise-wages-dont.html – “Here’s a chart of the net result of a financialized state-cartel economy: the politicos skimming fortunes in campaign contributions love it, and the protected cartel insiders skimming the nation’s wealth love it, too. Well let’s see, that’s all the important people, so what’s not to like?”

20 More Questions That Journalists Should be Asking About the Skripal Case – by Rob Slane – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49108.htm – “I pointed out in my previous piece that it is not my intention to advance some sort of conspiracy theory on this blog. It remains the case that I simply don’t have any holistic theory — “conspiracy” or otherwise — for who carried this out, and I continue to retain an open mind. But since the Government of my country has rushed to judgement without many of the facts of the case being established, and since this has led to the biggest deterioration in relations between nuclear-armed nations since the Cuban Missile Crisis, it seems to me that it is more important than ever to keep asking questions in the hope that answers will come.”

UAV Crash In Lebanon Reveals Secret Israeli Weaponhttps://southfront.org/uav-crash-in-lebanon-reveals-secret-israeli-weapon/ – “In September 2015, the Mikholit missile made a second, more surprising appearance, this time in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq released a video showing a Mikholit missile that had been used to target ISIS fighters there… Following the incident, several Israel news outlets reported that the IAF had carried out several airstrikes using armed UAVs against the Palestinian elements of ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula… And now for the first time ever we know that Israel is also operating armed UAVs over Lebanon, although the situation there is very stable currently. This suggests that Israel may be also operating such amed UAVs over other countries, mainly Syria.”

Jaish al-Islam Militants Start Evacuating From Douma Area In Eastern Ghouta – State-Run Media – https://southfront.org/jaish-al-islam-militants-start-evacuating-from-douma-area-in-eastern-ghouta-state-run-media/ – “SANA’s correspondent at al-Wafidin Camp at the outskirts of Douma said that a number of buses and vehicles belonging to the Red Crescent are gathering near the safe corridor leading to al-Wafidin Camp in preparation to enter Douma and begin transporting Failaq al-Rahman terrorists… The correspondent said that an agreement was reached to have Jaish al-Islam leave Douma and go to Jarablos (not Idlib) while those who remain will have their legal status settled and the state establishments will return in full to Douma city.” (emphasis added)

US blocks UN resolution condemning Israel for deaths in Gaza clashes – Scrapped Security Council draft urged investigation into IDF response, reaffirmed ‘right to peaceful protest’ – by AFP and Khaled Abu Toameh – https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-blocks-un-resolution-condemning-israel-for-deaths-in-gaza-clashes/ – “The Security Council held a closed meeting on Friday night to discuss the clashes along the Gaza-Israel border, despite a request from the US and Israel to postpone deliberations for Saturday due to Passover holiday eve… The army said that its sharpshooters targeted only those taking explicit violent action against Israeli troops or trying to break through or damage the security fence. Video footage showed that in one case a rioter, whom the army included in its list of Hamas members, appeared to be shot while running away from the border. The army in response accused Hamas of editing and/or fabricating its videos.”

Liberman threatens ‘much harsher’ response to further Gaza unrest – Defense minister claims 90% of 40,000 Palestinian protesters on Friday were paid Hamas activists and their families – https://www.timesofisrael.com/liberman-threatens-much-harsher-response-to-further-gaza-unrest/ – “Liberman also pledged that there would be no international inquiry into the clashes, despite demands to that effect by parts of the international community. And he lashed out at the new head of the left-wing Meretz Party for joining calls for a probe, charging that her party represented Palestinian, rather than Israeli, interests.”

Crispr’d Food, Coming Soon to a Supermarket Near You – by Megan Molteni – https://www.wired.com/story/crisprd-food-coming-soon-to-a-supermarket-near-you/ – “So how will you know if the contents of a future salad has had a few As, Ts, Cs, and Gs moved around by a bacterial enzyme-wielding scientist? Well, you might not. Neither the USDA nor the US Food and Drug Agency has yet issued guidance specific to the the labeling of foods derived from gene-edited plants. According to an FDA spokesperson, the agency is considering public comments on whether these types of foods pose additional risks. But it couldn’t provide a timeline for any new policies. The USDA is supposed to have its own product disclosure rules finalized by July—a proposal is currently under review with the Office of Management and Budget.”

Trump Freezes Funds For Syria, Signals Nearing Withdrawalhttps://southfront.org/trump-freezes-founds-for-syria-signals-nearing-withdrawal/ – “An unnamed US official revealed to the Wall Street Journal on March 30 that US President Donald Trump had frozed (sic) more than $200 million in funds for recovery efforts in Syria. According to the official, Trump made the decision after reading a news report noting that the US had committed an additional amount of $200 million to support early recovery efforts in Syria.”

RT silenced in Washington DC, proving FARA crackdown not just formalityhttps://www.rt.com/usa/422819-rt-broadcast-washington-dc/ – “RT can now reveal that the channel was in fact dropped by its two signal broadcasters in the area, WNVT and WNVC, on February 2, 2018. This fact was later independently confirmed by MHz Networks through the Associated Press… Anna Belkina, RT’s chief of communications, said that although the channel is not “at liberty to disclose the details, we know that this decision was linked to RT’s forced registration as a ‘foreign agent’ in the US.” The US Department of Justice forced RT America to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in 2017.. Belkina added that ‘it is highly disappointing that despite repeated assurances that FARA status would not impact RT’s reporting and broadcasting capabilities, the registration, in fact, has placed undue burden on multiple areas of RT operations, and pressure on our partners as well, thus unequivocally demonstrating that the spirit of the FARA law is discriminatory even if the letter of that law isn’t.’ “

The end of nation states? Germans seeks EU federalization – This proposal would provide Brussels the power to impose policy and implement strategies that might otherwise face serious objection from some other EU members – by Frank Sellers – http://theduran.com/end-nation-states-germany-seeks-eu-federalization/ – “We must have the courage to share sovereignty in the many areas wherein the efforts of individual States are now largely ineffective and doomed to failure: from climate change to energy policies, from financial markets to immigration policies, from tax evasion to the fight against terrorism… The time has come to move towards a closer political integration: a federal Union of States with a wide range of powers. We know that this concept stirs some controversy, but the reluctance of some cannot impede the action of all. Those who believe in the european ideal must be ready to act, rather than stand by and helplessly observe its gradual decline. Member states who are not yet ready to join this closer union, may do so at a later point.”

From the Gaza-Potpourri Desk: Hamas admits 5 of its gunmen among 16 Gazans killed in Friday’s border violenceGaza’s ruling terror group (Hasbara code for evil vermin) claims operatives were taking part in ‘popular events side-by-side with their people’; IDF warns against renewed violence as small protests persist – https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-says-5-members-among-16-said-killed-during-fridays-mass-border-protest/ – “IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said on Saturday that all those killed were engaged in violence, adding that Gaza health officials exaggerated the number of those wounded and that several dozen at most were injured by live fire while the rest were merely shaken up by tear gas and other riot dispersal means… Manelis said on Friday evening that the army had faced ‘a violent, terrorist demonstration at six points’ along the fence. He said the IDF used “pinpoint fire” wherever there were attempts to breach or damage the security fence. All the fatalities were aged 18-30 (well, that’s OK then…), several of the fatalities were known to us…’ ” – IDF: Hamas cynically sent 7-year-old girl to breach Gaza border – Army denounces terrorist group for using women, children in violent mass protests along security fence – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-hamas-cynically-sent-7-year-old-girl-to-breach-gaza-border/ – “The IDF did not confirm the Hamas death toll figures, but it did say that soldiers had shot at “main instigators.”.. The military maintained that it would not allow Palestinian protesters to “violate Israel’s sovereignty” by crossing the security fence.” – Note: Israel has never declared lawful borders so how is any of “its” territory sovereign? – Just in case anybody forgot what Hamas’s ‘March of Return’ is really all about – Gaza’s terrorist rulers make no secret of their agenda. They are out to destroy Israel. Suicide bombers, rockets, and tunnels have failed. So now it’s mass marches on the border – by David Horovitz – https://www.timesofisrael.com/just-in-case-anybody-forgot-what-hamass-march-of-return-is-really-all-about/ – “Were it not for the Iron Dome rocket defense system, much of Israel would, as Hamas had hoped, have been reduced to rubble… (Note: this is such a lie its astonishing that it’s still used in such a calculating fashion)… Organizing and encouraging mass demonstrations at the border in the so-called “March of Return” to face off against Israeli troops, while sanctimoniously and disingenuously branding the campaign non-violent, is merely the latest iteration of Hamas’s cynical use of Gazans as the human shields for its aggression.” (All emphases, except bold titles, added) – Comment: Please note that, IMO, acknowledging that people are living in a reality where they think they are faced with actual enemies is not buying into an “enemy construct.”

A ‘Refugee Caravan’ Is Headed to the U.S. and Getting Bigger Every Day – by Jorge Rivas – https://splinternews.com/a-refugee-caravan-is-headed-to-the-u-s-and-getting-big-1824087413 – “The migrants started their journey in Tapachula, Chiapas, near the Guatemala–Mexico border around 7 AM on Sunday. They walked, took public transportation, and hitchhiked their way to their first destination in the town of Huixtla, where many of the migrants camped outdoors. Their entire journey is more than 2,000 miles long… Those participating in the caravan will attend workshops to prepare them to request asylum when they reach the U.S. The migrants are expected to reach U.S. points of entries in California sometime next month… Abeja said the number of people on this journey illustrates the desperation people have to stay alive… ‘The journey is extreme. People say that if they stay where they are they’ll die. So they’re here because they’re trying to stay alive,’ Abeja said.”

Not in Kansas Anymore – by Dee Chadwell – https://www.shiftfrequency.com/21st-century-school-gets-failing-grade/ – “I’ll never forget… …the kid who stole my credit card and was going to hold it hostage until I changed his failing grade. Or the young lady I found sobbing her heart out in the hallway one morning. I hesitated to stop and talk to her – she was prone to frequent tearful meltdowns – but I did stop, and I was glad I had. That morning, her father had walked into a local park, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. He was, of course, dead – and no one in that household had thought to keep this poor girl at home that day.”

Shocking Computing Advances Are Pushing Smart Cities Into Reality – by Patrick Wood – https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2018/03/30/shocking-computing-advances-are-pushing-smart-cities-into-reality/ – “According to NVIDIA, a $399,000 DGX-2 replaces $3 million of dual-CPU servers consuming 180 kilowatts; it is 1/8 the cost, uses 1/18 of the power and utilizes 1/60th of the space… Again, the take-a-way here is that processing power is catching up to and surpassing data storage advances, meaning that Technocrats will be able to process vast amounts of data in real time. In the case of NVIDIA, who is the co-leader with IBM on Smart City control centers, any medium-sized or larger city can easily afford $399,000 to keep track of everything that can be collected and quantified – all systems like energy, water, air, and traffic, smart buildings, cameras with facial recognition, license plate readers, etc., etc.” Comment: Welcome my son, welcome, to the machine.

‘NY Times’ covers up Israel’s killing of nonviolent protesters along the Gaza border – by James North – http://mondoweiss.net/2018/03/nytimes-nonviolent-protesters/ – “Buried in the Times article is just one hint about what is really happening, a quote from B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights organization. B’Tselem ‘warned in a statement that any shoot-to-kill policy against unarmed demonstrators would be unlawful. . .’.. What is troubling and disgraceful in the Times report is that so far, there is no first-hand reporting from Gaza. A newspaper genuinely interested in the truth would send reporters to the border in Gaza and ask some of the thousands of Palestinian demonstrators what is actually happening to them — instead of just parroting the Israeli military.” – Comment: the Times’ headline says “…at Least 5 Killed” The real toll was 16 dead, demonstrating peacefully.

China Taking the Long Road to Solve the Petro-yuan Puzzle – by Pepe Escobar – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49113.htm – “That means China’s vast array of trade partners will be able to convert yuan into gold without having to keep funds in Chinese assets or turn them into US dollars. Exporters facing the wrath of Washington, such as Russia, Iran or Venezuela, may then avoid US sanctions by trading oil in yuan convertible to gold. Iran and Venezuela, for instance, would have no problems redirecting tankers to China in order to sell directly in the Chinese market – if that’s what it takes… What the petro-yuan may be able to provoke in the short term is an acceleration of the next crises in treasuries and bond markets, which will inevitably spill out in the form of a crisis in global currency markets… The game-changing aspect, for now, mostly has to do with the exquisite timing. Beijing has crafted an ultra-long-term plan and yet chose to launch the petro-yuan smack in the middle of a period of sharp deterioration in trade relations with Washington.”

Raqqa civilians rise against US-backed rebels amid dire humanitarian situation – Russian militaryhttps://www.rt.com/news/422788-raqqa-uprising-us-rebels/ – “Only one hospital and one nursery are still operating in Raqqa; the lack of sanitation is also a problem as there is no running water. “Residents often take on water from the Euphrates River which increases the risk of infections and epidemics breaking out,” the general commented, adding that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and local authorities appointed by the Americans ‘can’t fix humanitarian problems.’ ”

Top US General Says American Troops Should Be Ready To Die For Israel – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-29/israeli-stealth-fighters-fly-over-iran-amid-speculation-imminent-war – “Earlier this month, in the midst of the 9th annual 12-day massive joint exercise named “Juniper Cobra” which was hailed in Israeli media as the largest of its kind, simulating a “battle on three fronts” (namely, Syria-Lebanon-Gaza Strip) US Third Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Richard Clark spelled out just such a scenario wherein US troops could be asked to fight and to die for defense of America Israel – even to the point of being placed under Israeli commanders responsible for battlefield decision making… While major joint military exercises involving significant troop deployments are nothing new for the US and its allies (Juniper Cobra itself has been conducted annually for nearly a decade), Lt. Gen. Clark’s words to Israeli media are truly precedent setting and shocking, especially as he is among the highest ranking military officers in the US armed forces… It is well worth reading the alarming scenario Gen. Clark laid out while speaking to the Jerusalem Post in its entirety:…”

Israeli Stealth Fighters Fly Over Iran Amid Speculation Of Imminent War – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-29/israeli-stealth-fighters-fly-over-iran-amid-speculation-imminent-war – “Sources quoted in Al-Jarida said that two stealth fighters flew over Syrian and Iraqi airspace to reach Iran, and even targeted locations in the Iranian cities Bandar Abbas, Esfahan and Shiraz. Then the two ultra advanced fighter jets circled at high altitude above Persian Gulf – read Iranian – sites suspected of being associated with the Iranian nuclear program.”

For the Week of 3/26/18:

Rife – Lakhovsky and Sciencehttp://altered-states.net/barry/newsletter380/index.htm – “In the 1950’s, Congressman Charles Tobey enlisted Benedict Fitzgerald, an investigator for the Interstate Commerce Commission, to investigate allegations of conspiracy and monopolistic practices on the part of orthodox medicine. This came about as the result of the son of Senator Tobey who developed cancer and was given less than two years to live by orthodox medicine. However, Tobey Jr., discovered options in the alternative field, received alternative treatment and fully recovered from his cancerous condition! That is when he learned of alleged conspiratorial practices on the part of orthodox medicine. He passed the word to his father, Senator Charles Tobey, who initiated an investigation. The final report clearly indicated there was indeed a conspiracy to monopolize the medical and drug industry and to eliminate alternative options. * “Royal R. Rife” by Gerald F. Foye ISBN 0-9659613-3-8″

“If You Want An Arms Race, We Can Do That” – Trump Challenged Putin During Phone Call – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-29/if-you-want-arms-race-we-can-do-trump-challenged-putin-during-phone-call – “Two officials said Trump told Putin during a phone call last week: ‘If you want to have an arms race we can do that, but I’ll win.’.. Afterward the president gave no hint of tensions when he told reporters the two leaders had “a very good call” and that he plans to meet with Putin soon to discuss curtailing an arms race… Within days the split between Trump’s Russia policy and public rhetoric was again on display.” – Comment: Political Theater?

Questions about the Skripal “incident?” 40 seconds explains IT ALL!

https://youtu.be/yClMsr6ZfvM

Moscow: US Deploying Hardware to Al-Tanf, Boosting Military Presence in Syriahttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201803291063027428-counterterrorism-operation-east-ghouta/ – ” ‘We are still concerned about reports that the United States and its allies are consolidating their illegal military presence in the territory of sovereign Syria. In particular, heavy military equipment is arriving to the zone established by the United States around the settlements of al-Tanf in the southeast of the country,’ Zakharova told a briefing.”

Saudi Arabia Spreading Wahhabism At West’s Request: Crown Princehttps://southfront.org/saudi-arabia-spreading-wahhabism-at-wests-request-crown-prince/ – “Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has claimed that his country is spreading the Wahhabism ideology in the Middle East at the request by its Western allies… ‘Investments in mosques and madrassas overseas were rooted in the Cold War, when allies asked Saudi Arabia to use its resources to prevent inroads in Muslim countries by the Soviet Union,’ he said in an interview with Washington Post… The crown prince continued saying that successive Saudi governments lost track of the effort now Saudi Arabia has “to get it all back.” According to Bin Salman, funding of the Wahhabism spread now comes largely from Saudi-based “foundations”, rather than from the government.”

A Zen Master Explains the Art of ‘Letting Go’, And It Isn’t What You Think – by Christina Sarich – http://www.wakingtimes.com/2018/03/31/a-zen-master-explains-the-art-of-letting-go-and-it-isnt-what-you-think/

Child Arrested for Sharing Photo of Toy Gun on Social Media That He Got for His Birthday – by Rachel Blevins – http://www.thedailysheeple.com/child-arrested-for-sharing-photo-of-toy-gun-on-social-media-that-he-got-for-his-birthday_032018 – “Then when Cassidento went to school, he said he was taken out of class and a school resource officer took his possessions and searched him for weapons after a student reported the photo to school authorities… ‘They took my phone and my backpack and pulled me into the office, out into the hallway where the officer told me to put my hands out and he checked me,’ Cassidento said… ‘They searched my son at school. They didn’t call me. they didn’t tell me what was going on. They did not call me until he’s already been arrested, searched, brought to the office, harassed,’ Ms. Cassidento said. ‘Then they called me because I had to meet them at my home to have five officers come into my home and search my house.’ “Comment: I wonder if there was a warrant for searching Ms. Cassidento’s home?

Deciphering Russia’s delivery of Tell Rifaat to Turkey – by Metin Gurcan – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/turkey-syria-russia-turkish-army-besiege-tell-rifat.html – “It’s also obvious that Turkey’s increasing military activities are very much linked with the Iran-Russia-Turkey summit set for the beginning of April in Istanbul. To sit more comfortably at the table and to minimize Iran’s consolidation of power south of Aleppo, Ankara needs a clear-cut success in the field. Moscow appears to expect Turkey to sit at the table with a strong hand to tame Tehran. It’s believed Russia is trying to craft a power balance between Ankara-supported Sunni opposition, Assad’s forces and pro-Iranian militias west of the Euphrates.”

US to leave Syrian battlefield ‘very soon,’ Trump declares – from Agence France Presse – https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-to-leave-syrian-battlefield-very-soon-trump-declares/ – “The comments of a US withdrawal will likely raise fears in Israel of Iran continuing to extend its foothold in Syria, where Jerusalem worries it is setting up bases for use in attacks against Israel. While the US has said it supports Israel’s efforts to thwart Iranian expansionism on its borders, officials in Jerusalem have quietly expressed fears that the arena is being ceded by Washington to Russia, which is allied with Iran and Assad… In a speech at Stanford University, he also warned that “a total withdrawal of American personnel at this time would restore Assad and continue his brutal treatment against his own people.” (emphasis added)

From Twitter, Trump’s speech today: #Trump: “We’ll be coming out of #Syria very soon. Let the other people take care of it now. We’re going to have 100% of the caliphate, as they call it… sometimes referred to as land. We’re taking it all back. Quickly, quickly” #Manbij Comment: What TF can Trump really mean here? They’re leaving others to “take care of it,” but they’re also going to take back “100% of the caliphate” which he says is “land” and “quickly.” Does Trump really know what he’s saying? – video HERE: https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/979475640192823296

Russian Military Police Redeployed In Tel Rifaat City (Photos)https://southfront.org/russian-military-police-redeployed-tel-rifaat-city-photos/ – “However, Russia appears to be against any Turkish attack on Tell Rifaat and the Menagh airbase north of it. Tell Rifaat now hosts tens of thousands of civilians that have been forcibly displaced by the Turkish Army from their villages and towns in Afrin area. This situation could be the reason behind the Russian decision to keep Turkey away from the northern city.”

Russia To Expel 60 US Diplomats, Close US Consulate General In St. Petersburghttps://southfront.org/russia-to-expel-60-us-diplomats-close-us-consulate-general-in-st-petersburg/ – “US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has been summoned to our ministry, where my deputy Sergei Ryabkov is briefing him on the tit-for-tat steps against the US,” Lavrov said, according to the sate-run news agency TASS. “They include the expulsion of the same number of diplomats and our decision to withdraw consent to the work of the Consulate General in St. Petersburg.” -Sergey Lavrov

Syrian Journalist Shows How Ghouta Militants Became Victims of Their Own Propaganda – by Patrick Henningsen – http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/03/29/syrian-journalist-shows-how-ghouta-militants-became-victims-of-their-own-propaganda/ – “The following scene was captured on film by Syrian TV journalist Jaafar Younis, as he boarded one of the buses full of militants and family members bound for the northern province of Idlib, given safe passage by the Syrian government from recently liberated EastGhouta. During this incredible exchange, Younis engaged some of the armed militants as they confirmed that aid and food was indeed hoarded by the leaders of the US Coalition and Gulf state-backed terrorist proxies. Amazingly, they were not aware that ‘reconciliation’ was an option for them.”

Snowden Archive——The SidToday Files – “SIDtoday is the internal newsletter for the NSA’s most important division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate. After editorial review, The Intercept is releasing nine years’ worth of newsletters in batches, starting with 2003. The agency’s spies explain a surprising amount about what they were doing, how they were doing it, and why.” – https://theintercept.com/snowden-sidtoday/

From the Peace-Through-Social-Justice Desk: World Water Forum Closes with Calls to Action on Justice, Human Rights and Youthhttp://sdg.iisd.org/news/world-water-forum-closes-with-calls-to-action-on-justice-human-rights-and-youth/ – “The Political Process also included mock court proceedings, referred to as the International Court of Justice for Water, and a meeting of parliamentarians. Judges and prosecutors issued the ‘Brasilia Declaration of Judges on Water Justice,’ which puts forward 10 principles for water justice, and affirms various policy frameworks, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDG 6 on clean water and sanitation. The Declaration calls for strengthening the capacity of judges and lawyers to apply water law and the environmental rule of law. The meeting of parliamentarians debated ‘The Role of Parliaments and the Right to Water,’ focusing on the themes of climate change and water security, universal access to drinking water and basic sanitation, and legislative innovation and best practices for water management.”

UK Jewish leaders said set to tell Corbyn: Oust Livingstone, ‘drain the sewer’ – Board of Deputies reportedly drafting list of demands to present to Labour leader after he promised to rid party of anti-Semitism – https://www.timesofisrael.com/uk-jewish-leaders-said-set-to-tell-corbyn-oust-livingstone-drain-the-sewer/ – “Ken Livingstone really cannot remain. His views are shameful and disreputable. He will have to go,” Jonathan Arkush, the president of the Board of Deputies, told anti-Semitism campaigners at a Monday rally, according to the report.” – Comment: Former London Mayor Livingstone is branded an arch Anti-Semite for noting the historical fact that Hitler made deals with the Zionists prior to and during WWII. Or, rather, the Zionists made deals with Hitler.

Dem Lawmaker: We Don’t Want To Confiscate Guns, We Want To ‘Seize’ Them – by Mac Slavo – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/dem-lawmaker-we-dont-want-to-confiscate-guns-we-want-to-seize-them_03272018 – “But Carlson presented an interesting question while Thomas was talking. ‘What if Americans don’t want to give up their guns?’ There’s still not been a rational and logical response on how that would be handled from any Democrat; politician or otherwise.”

Why Are Aggressive Brain Tumors On The Rise In England? How About USA? – by Catherine Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/why-are-aggressive-brain-tumors-on-the-rise-in-england-how-about-usa.html – “The rise is of importance for clinical resources and brain tumour aetiology. The rise cannot be fully accounted for by promotion of lower–grade tumours, random chance or improvement in diagnostic techniques as it affects specific areas of the brain and only one type of brain tumour. Despite the large variation in case numbers by age, the percentage rise is similar across the age groups which suggests widespread environmental or lifestyle factors may be responsible.”

Google’s latest assault on your privacy comes in the form of a tiny “smart” camera designed to autonomously monitor and document your every move – by Jayson Veley – http://govtslaves.info/2018/03/googles-latest-assault-on-your-privacy-comes-in-the-form-of-a-tiny-smart-camera-designed-to-autonomously-monitor-and-document-your-every-move/ – “In an article published by Navneet Alang of TheWeek.com in March, Alang asked, ‘Why is capturing more and more candid images good? It all proceeds on the assumption that the more things we record the better.’ He added, ‘The idea of adding smart cameras, smart speakers, and more to our homes simply increases the sense that all moments are there for recording, and we’ve yet to grapple with not just what it means, but whether or not it’s desirable at all.’ ”

Congress threatens to cut UN funding for voting against Israel – by Bryant Harris – http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/congress-threatens-cut-un-agencies-israel.html#ixzz5B4JDeji – “According to a little-noticed provision in the massive government spending bill that President Donald Trump signed into law last week, UN agencies and entities that act against the United States or its allies, including Israel, could lose 5% of their US contribution… The new law requires the secretary of state to consult with the US ambassador to the UN to determine if an ‘agency or entity has taken an official action that is against the national security interest of the United States or an ally of the United States, including Israel.’ Israel is the only US ally that is explicitly named in both the bill’s text and its accompanying report language.”

China applauds Putin’s win, backs Russia on Skripal case, hails China’s ‘strategic partnership’ with Russia – Messages of support for Russia and its “comprehensive collaborative strategic partnership” pour in from China – by Alexander Mercouris – http://theduran.com/china-hails-putin-win-backs-russia-skripal-praises-chinas-alliance-russia/ – “Both editorials see the Skripal case as a continuation of the Western campaign to undermine President Putin in order to disrupt Russia’s independent course… Both editorials link the Skripal case to Russia’s Presidential election which took place on 18th March 2018… The first editorial – published before Russia’s Presidential election – puts it this way: ‘It makes people think of the upcoming Russian presidential election on March 18. The West wrestling with Russia at this particular moment has become a major factor for Russia’s elections. It is hard to distinguish how much of the antagonism reflect its true severity and how much is designed to target Russia’s elections… The past couple of years has witnessed the most strenuous period of Russia’s relations with the West. The improvement in their relations since the end of the Cold War has almost run out. However, today’s Russia, without satellite states, is incomparable with the strength of the former Soviet Union when dealing with the strategic pressure from the West…’ ”

Erdogan keeps finger on trigger as PKK exits Sinjar – by Fehim Tastekin – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/turkey-iraq-sinjar-pkk-withdraw-from-yazidi-region.html – “Yet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said March 26 he was ready to begin an offensive in the Sinjar mountain area bordering Syria if Iraq doesn’t thoroughly rid the region of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which Turkey considers a terrorist organization. The PKK’s presence there has been a point of contention between Iraq and Turkey since the militant group took control of the region from the Islamic State (IS) in 2015. Erdogan has listed Sinjar as one of Turkey’s “next targets” following Ankara’s offensive on the northern Syrian city of Afrin…”

Overview Of Battle For Eastern Ghouta On March 27, 2018 (Map, Videos) – https://southfront.org/overview-of-battle-for-eastern-ghouta-on-march-27-2018-map-videos/ – “The area of Douma remains the only militant stronghold in the region. Jaish al-Islam’s political leader Mohammed Alloush claimed on March 26 evening that the group is not going to retreat from the town. However, this statement is barely based on the reality as the area of Douma is now fully besieged by government forces… Jaish al-Islam will likely be able to keep control over Douma until the rest of militants retreat from the southern part of Eastern Ghouta. As soon as militants retreat, the SAA will start efforts to take control of Douma despite Jaish al-Islam’s propaganda claims.”

Washington Has Declared Hegemony or War – by Paul Craig Roberts – https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/03/24/washington-declared-hegemony-war/ – “Indeed, nothing is more dangerous to the world than Russia’s self-delusion about “Western partners.” Russia only has Western enemies. These enemies intend to remove the constraint that Russia (and China) place on Washington’s unilateralism. The various incidents staged by the West, such as the Skirpal poisoning, Syrian use of chemical weapons, Malaysian airliner, and false charges, such as Russian invasion of Ukraine, are part of the West’s determined intent to isolate Russia, deny her any influence, and prepare the insouciant Western populations for conflict with Russia… The crazed neoconservatives, such as Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton, think that Russia will buckle under the strains, sue for peace, and accept US hegemony. If this assumption is incorrect, the outcome of Washington’s hostile actions against Russia is likely to be nuclear war. The side that Stephen Lendman and I are talking is neither the side of Washington nor Russia, but the side of humanity and all life against nuclear war… How the Russian government could ignore the clearly stated US hegemony in the 1992 Wolfowitz Doctrine is a mystery. The Wolfowitz doctrine states that the US’s primary goal is ‘to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union.’ “ Comment: You may notice that there is a boatload of an “enemy construct” overhanging the above. IMO, it is extremely ineffectual to try to ignore that the major institutional powers on the world scene are at war with each other at the levels of the hegemon’s egos. Not factoring this into the equations of one’s perception of the world-of-form will lead to enormously mistaken assumptions about what is likely to emerge on the world scene. That is, unless one wants to argue that those who allow themselves to see these conflicts warts-and-all are thereby creating for themselves a different world than those who prefer to ignore the dripping antagonism. I guess that would mean that some give credit to the idea that some of us will possibly experience a world where thermonuclear war emerges, while those who remain pure of noticing bellicosity will instead find themselves in Earth Prime (in other words, another timeline), where the White Hats solve everything and we can enter the fabled 1000 years of peace.

Child Protective Services in North Carolina using Blackmail to Illegally Seize Children from Familieshttp://healthimpactnews.com/2018/child-protective-services-in-north-carolina-using-blackmail-to-illegally-seize-children-from-families/ – “Here’s how it works: The child protective services worker says to a parent: Sign this document allowing us to place the child with an extended family member or we’ll take the child on the spot and place the child with total strangers. (If that’s not enough, they might ratchet up the threat, saying they will proceed immediately to termination of parental rights)… CPS then argues, with a straight face, that the placement was voluntary – the family chose to give up any rights they may have to a lawyer and court review… In fact, these placements are about as voluntary as a mugger sticking a gun in your face, saying “give me your money” and then telling the judge ‘I didn’t mug the guy, he gave me the money.’.. The signing of some sort of agreement under threat of more drastic measures appears to be commonplace all across the United States.”

From the Draining-The-Swamp? Desk: Trump, Joining Allies, Expels 60 Russians Over Poisoning in U.K. – by Katie Rogers and Eileen Sullivan – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/26/world/europe/trump-russia-diplomats-expulsion.html – “President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States on Monday, adding to a growing cascade of similar actions taken by western allies in response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.” (emphasis added) Note: Is this the kind of “measured” action that you might expect from an administration that is on the verge of correcting the harmful behaviors of a corrupt system?

IDF intel chief warns Iran could draw Israel deeper into Syria conflict – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-intel-chief-warns-iran-could-draw-israel-further-into-syria-conflict/ – “Outgoing Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi on Sunday accused Iran of bringing instability to the Middle East in its quest for hegemony, a trend that he said would shape the region this year… Halevi implied that this effort by Iran was making it more likely that Israel would have to change its policy of limited involvement in the Syrian civil war raging to its north.” (emphasis added)

Trump’s New National Security Adviser Threatens To Change “Iranian Regime” By 2019 (Video 1min – 8 mo. ago) – https://southfront.org/trumps-new-national-security-adviser-threatens-to-change-iranian-regime-by-2019-video/

About 11,000 Militants, Their Family Members Leave Eastern Ghouta In One Day – Russian Militaryhttps://southfront.org/about-11000-militants-their-family-members-leave-eastern-ghouta-in-one-day-russian-military/

For the Week of 3/19/18:

We Are One False Flag Event Away From World War 3 – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/we-are-one-false-flag-event-away-from-world-war-3-fe9244e70fb8 – “Today journalist Abby Martin highlighted a Trump quote from January of this year, less than three months before the president would select a primary PNAC architect and insatiable warmonger (John Bolton) to the most important advisory position in the executive branch. The quote got lost in the shuffle of the news churn and didn’t get as much attention as it should have. The quote reads as follows: ‘I would love to be able to bring back our country into a great form of unity. Without a major event where people pull together, that’s hard to do. But I would like to do it without that major event because usually that major event is not a good thing.’.. We need to start paying attention to this shit.” (emphasis added)

After Increasing Nat’l Debt a TRILLION in 6 Months, US Gov’t Just Gave Themselves a Massive Raise – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/after-increasing-natl-debt-a-trillion-in-6-months-us-govt-just-gave-themselves-a-massive-raise.html – “The Senate alone increased its total salaries of officers and employees by $12.6 million… As the Free Beacon reports: ‘Salaries of staffers in the Senate are also set for an increase. Division I of the legislation breaks down the total salaries of officers and employees, which are being raised from $182 million in 2017 to $194.8 million in the final bill, an increase of $12.58 million. The Senate also increased its expense account, as expense allowances are going from $177,000 to $192,000, an increase of $15,000.’.. It wasn’t just the Senate, though. Every single government agency (except for the Government Publishing Office, which remains the same), has increased their department’s budget in this bill—to the tune of hundreds of millions.”

Neocon John Bolton set to purge White House of Obama holdovers, before taking America to war – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/neocon-war-hawk-john-bolton-set-to-purge-white-house-of-obama-holdovers/ – “Sources told Foreign Policy that Bolton’s planned purge will start with Obama administration holdovers and eventually broaden to include leakers and those disloyal to the president… ‘Bolton can and will clean house,’ a former White House official told Foreign Policy… Another official issued a warning to former Obama officials – ‘Everyone who was there during Obama years should start packing their shit.’.. But the purge reportedly won’t stop with former Obama appointees. A source told Foreign Policy that Bolton intends to ‘remove almost all the political [appointees] McMaster brought in.’ ”

Turkish President: Tal Rifaat Is Next Target Of Turkish Forces In Northern Syriahttps://southfront.org/turkish-president-tal-rifaat-is-next-target-of-turkish-forces-in-northern-syria/ – “Over the last few weeks the SAA has deployed a large force, including armored units, in Tal Rifaat and the villages around it. However, this force will likely withdraw once Turkey launches its offensive on Tal Rifaat, according to Syrian pro-government sources… Several Syrian news outlets have speculated over the last few days that the fate of Tal Rifaat has been the subject of a long negotiation between Russia and Turkey. Erdogan’s announcement may mean that the two sides have reached an agreement regarding the city.”

Boris Johnson A Categorical Liar – by Craig Murray – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49067.htm – “I knew and had published from my own whistleblowers that this is a lie. Until now I could not prove it. But today I can absolutely prove it, due to the judgement at the High Court case which gave permission for new blood samples to be taken from the Skripals for use by the OPCW. Justice Williams included in his judgement a summary of the evidence which tells us, directly for the first time, what Porton Down have actually said: The Evidence: 16. The evidence in support of the application is contained within the applications themselves (in particular the Forms COP 3) and the witness statements… 17. I consider the following to be the relevant parts of the evidence. I shall identify the witnesses only by their role and shall summarise the essential elements of their evidence… i) CC: Porton Down Chemical and Biological Analyst Blood samples from Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal were analysed and the findings indicated exposure to a nerve agent or related compound. The samples tested positive for the presence of a Novichok class nerve agent OR CLOSELY RELATED AGENT.”

Skripal case: EU Council ditches Theresa May’s ultimatum to Russia – EU Council statement retreats from “culpable” to “highly likely”, and refers to “ongoing investigation” of Skripal case – by Alexander Mercouris – http://theduran.com/skripal-case-eu-council-ditches-theresa-may-ultimatum-russia/

EPA Approves Population Control Vaccine For Deerhttp://vaxxter.com/epa-approves-population-control-vaccine-deer/ – “The immunocontraceptive vaccine, called Zonastat- D, is supposed to replace sport hunting in urban communities where residents are uneasy regarding bow and rifle usage on animals. Instead, the Zonastat- D vaccine will compromise the deer’s ability to have offspring. It will block fertilization by way of antibodies which bind to the protein envelope surrounding the egg, according to the Humane Society… The EPA believes the long-term effect will be the gradual depopulation of the deer community. They claim this to be a non-lethal method of achieving the goal of reducing the herd… According to the Humane Society, depopulation via vaccines has been in the works since 1993.” – Comment: What could go wrong?

Secret NY Gold Vault Tunnel Blows Up?! (Bix Weir’s speculations about the DTCC and Cede & Company) (23 min)

https://youtu.be/g5_RP4RcmT8

Theresa May to ask EU leaders to stand together against Russia’s threat to democracyhttp://www.itv.com/news/2018-03-22/may-putin-russia-european-union/ – “Addressing fellow EU leaders at the European Council summit in Brussels, Mrs May will express her appreciation of the solidarity shown by allies across the world who have backed the UK’s assessment that Russia is to blame for the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal by nerve agent in Salisbury… And she will warn that the “indiscriminate and reckless” attack fits in with a pattern of disrespect for international rules and norms by Moscow which threatens the basis for Europe’s advanced democracies, open societies and free economies.” – Comment: Anyone with 3 firing neurons and a modicum of critical thinking ability knows that the UK Ministries’ position on the (alleged) Skripal “chemical attack” is utterly specious and a cynical attempt to create bellicose tensions against Russia. Strange that the Spokes-Suits at the EU are going along with the thread-bare plot.

Boris Johnson, Top U.K. Diplomat, Likens Russia World Cup to ’36 Olympics – by Ivan Nechepurenko and Maya Salam – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/world/europe/russia-uk-boris-johnson.html – “Britain’s top diplomat, Boris Johnson, told Parliament on Wednesday that the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, would use the World Cup this summer as a propaganda tool much as Hitler used the 1936 Olympic Games to glorify Nazi Germany… The provocative comparison drew an enraged reaction from Moscow — which has often stoked nationalist pride around the Soviet Union’s triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II — and was a striking example of the diplomatic clash between the two countries following the poisoning of a Russian former spy, Sergei V. Skripal, and his daughter earlier this month… Mr. Johnson’s remarks drew anger in Moscow, where Maria Zakharova, the Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, said in a statement: ‘There isn’t the slightest doubt now that all of London’s actions in terms of Russia are aimed at creating an image of an enemy. Even the most absurd tools are used to do that.’.. She added: ‘If there is no clarity with the poisoning of the Skripals, it is clear what happened with Boris Johnson: he was poisoned by the hatred and anger, unprofessionalism and, therefore, rudeness.’ ”

Citigroup wants retail clients to restrict gun sales – by Kevin Dugan – https://nypost.com/2018/03/22/citigroup-wants-retail-clients-to-restrict-gun-sales/ – “Citi is requiring that corporate and small business clients restrict sales to people under 21 and pass background checks, and not sell high capacity magazines or bump stocks, Michael Corbat, the CEO, said in an internal memo obtained by The Post… ‘It makes a good headline, but we don’t have any way to see the numbers around it,’ Brian Kleinhanzl, a bank analyst at KBW, told The Post… Corbat, in the memo, conceded that the company had “few” clients who manufacture guns.”

The Russian Military Warns: a Major War in Syria Is Imminent – by Arkady Savitsky – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/03/21/russian-military-warns-major-war-in-syria-imminent.html – Losing Syria would be tantamount to suffering a major defeat in its confrontation with Iran, which it considers its arch-enemy. The plans include a rollback of Russian forces. Syria is the right place to do that. If the Russian military is openly warning the world of an imminent strike, that is a serious threat. And it does not look like a one-strike operation. This time we’re in for something much more serious — a large-scale operation to “contain” Russia, beat back Iran, win the support of the rich oil-exporting Arab nations and make them pay huge sums for American weapons, and show the world the US is omnipresent and adamant in its desire to dictate its will.

Arab Lawmaker Suspended From Knesset for Week After Calling Israeli Soldiers ‘Murderers’ – by Jonathan Lis – https://israelpalestinenews.org/arab-lawmaker-suspended-from-knesset-for-week-after-calling-israeli-soldiers-murderers/ – “The complaint followed Zoabi’s statement last month, at a discussion on the bill prohibiting representatives of organizations that act against the army from lecturing in schools. She said, ‘the army also murders from time to time, not every day. … Haven’t you heard of Palestinian youths being murdered?… Who [is it that] murders the Palestinians in the occupied territories?’.. The Ethics Committee members said in its decision that this wasn’t the first time Zoabi violated the Knesset’s code of ethic. ‘Using the expression ‘murderers’ in relation to soldiers acting in the state’s name, is unworthy of the broad protection the committee extends to MKs’ political freedom of expression and is a violation of the rule that ‘an MK will act in a way appropriate to his status as an MK and act to foster the public’s confidence in the Knesset.’’ ”

Sarkozy given preliminary charges as Gadhafi’s son offers evidence – The former French leader is accused of financing his successful 2007 presidential bid with about $62 million from Moammar Gadhafi – by Alexander Smith – https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/sarkozy-given-preliminary-charges-gadhafi-s-son-offers-evidence-n858976 – “Seif al-Islam Gadhafi alleged that he witnessed part of the funds being delivered to Sarkozy’s chief of staff in the Libyan capital, Tripoli… ‘I can confirm that I still possess solid proof about Sarkozy,” he said in a series of WhatsApp messages to Africanews, the sister channel of NBC News partner Euronews. ‘I saw with my own eyes the delivery of the first sum of money to Sarkozy’s man Claude Guéant in Tripoli.’ ”

US-backed Forces Release New Batch Of Former ISIS Fightershttps://southfront.org/us-backed-forces-release-new-batch-of-former-isis-fighters/ – The US-backed forces have released hundreds of ISIS fighters who surrendered to it or have been captured in action. On January alone, the SDF released over 400 former fighters of ISIS, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

Russian Foreign MInistry Released Official Statement To Clarify State Of affairs As Regards ‘Skripal Case’https://southfront.org/russian-foreign-ministry-released-official-statement-to-clarify-state-of-affairs-as-regards-skripal-case/ – “We are ready to engage in full-scale and open cooperation with the United Kingdom in order to address any concerns whether in bilateral format or within the OPCW and other international instruments, working within the purview of international law… As a responsible member of the international community and a bona fide State Party to the CWC Russia will never speak the language of ultimatums or answer informal and word-of-mouth questions… The Western countries’ action on the fabricated ‘Skripal case’ contravenes the norms of international law and the general practice of inter-State relations, as well as the common sense itself. Naturally, we run a detailed record of all that, and when time comes, those guilty will inevitably be brought to justice.”

5G Technology is Coming – Linked to Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Death – by John P. Thomas – http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/5g-technology-is-coming-linked-to-cancer-heart-disease-diabetes-alzheimers-and-death/ – “The 5G towers will be spaced approximately 500 feet apart and will be highly visible eyesores… The “small cell” transmitters will be mounted on top of electric utility poles, municipal buildings, schools, and in city parks, on top of street signs, bus shelters, and anywhere else telecom companies wish… In low lying areas they might need to erect new towers that are taller than electric utility poles to accomplish their objectives. Refrigerator size electrical boxes will be attached to each transmission tower. [2, 9]… If you happen to be in an area with underground electric service, then they will erect new towers that use the underground electrical lines… If you live or work in a densely populated area where electrical poles are very close to buildings, then you might have a 5G cell tower located a few feet from your place of employment or your bedroom. [2, 9]… It is estimated that the daily microwave exposure generated by the 5G system will be equivalent to living inside a microwave oven and turning it up to high and baking yourself for 19 minutes a day. [2]”

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Launches Massive Facial Recognition Program – by Derrick Broze – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/los-angeles-facial-recognition-program.html – ” ‘LACRIS integrates 164 remote LiveScan systems and 76 digital latent workstations into MBIS. LACRIS’ use of NEC’s Integra ID 5 MBIS is one of the largest criminal biometric identification implementations in the world, interfacing to numerous state and federal databases, including California Department of Justice and the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system.’.. The program specializes in taking “poor quality and highly compressed surveillance videos and images” that were previously thought unusable and making them functional for an investigation. Sgt. Jason Mullins, a supervisor with the Irving Police Department’s Crime Information Center, even bragged that the program ‘was still able to make a match” despite images appearing blurry or pixelated.’ ”

The NSA Worked to “Track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal – by Sam Biddle – https://theintercept.com/2018/03/20/the-nsa-worked-to-track-down-bitcoin-users-snowden-documents-reveal/ – ” It turns out the conspiracy theorists were onto something. Classified documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency indeed worked urgently to target bitcoin users around the world — and wielded at least one mysterious source of information to “help track down senders and receivers of Bitcoins,” according to a top-secret passage in an internal NSA report dating to March 2013. The data source appears to have leveraged the NSA’s ability to harvest and analyze raw, global internet traffic while also exploiting an unnamed software program that purported to offer anonymity to users, according to other documents.

NJ Kids Suspended From School For Going To Gun Range With Family On The Weekendhttp://www.thedailysheeple.com/nj-kids-suspended-from-school-for-going-to-gun-range-with-family-on-the-weekend_032018

Energy is at the heart of the sustainable development agenda to 2030 – by Dr Fatih Birol – https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/03/19/energy-is-at-the-heart-of-the-sustainable-development-agenda-to-2030/ – “Energy is at the heart of many of these Sustainable Development Goals – from expanding access to electricity, to improving clean cooking fuels, from reducing wasteful energy subsidies to curbing deadly air pollution that each year prematurely kills millions around the world. One of these goals – commonly known as SDG 7 – aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by the end of the next decade… All these topics are fundamental to the work of the International Energy Agency. As the world’s leading energy authority, the IEA has unmatched analytical capabilities based on its unique data collection, technological network, research, and policy recommendations, which we put in the service of understanding the energy system. As I have often said – in the world of energy, data always wins.” – Comment: Data may win, but surely not if vital information (“over-unity” tech) is scrubbed from public view.

The Denial Of The Right To An Opinion – Britain’s Inexorable Slide Into Fascism – by Julian Rose – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/denial-opinion-britain-fascism.html – For this is not just a national crisis, it is a global pandemic. It must be addressed and dealt with wherever it shows its hideous face. There is no excuse for failing in this task. We have no choice. There can be no excuse for slipping into the pacifistic role of the victim when faced by acts of very real evil… We cannot turn away from our own souls. We did not come to this planet to hide from the truth.”

Under the Risk Protection Law, Florida Is Confiscating Guns with No Warrants or Cause (w/ the usual video 3min) – by Dave Hodges – http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/under-the-risk-protection-law-florida-is-confiscating-guns-with-no-warrants-or-cause/

(Chinese) Banks ordered to enable freezing and deducting of online accounts – Changes would allow the people’s court and institutions to carry out full inspections and take disciplinary actions – http://www.atimes.com/article/banks-ordered-enable-freezing-deducting-online-accounts/ – “At least 21 banks in China have been ordered to launch features such as freezing bank accounts and deducting bank deposits online by the end of March, so as to assist the people’s court and financial institutions, The Paper reported… With the addition of these features, the people’s court can operate online to carry out inspections and disciplinary actions by freezing bank accounts and executing full or partial deductions.”

Scientists have discovered a way to destroy cancer tumors using nothing but sound waves – by Earl Garcia – https://naturalnews.com/2017-03-29-scientists-have-discovered-a-way-to-destroy-cancer-tumors-using-nothing-but-sound-waves.html – “A multi-institutional research team from China developed a semi-enclosed, spherical cavity transducer that can produce a focused, standing-wave field with a subwavelength-scale focal region and extremely high ultrasound intensity. The spherical cavity transducer appeared to generate tighter focal regions and greater pressure amplitude compared with the traditional concave spherical transducer. Researchers said the level of intensity generated by the new transducer design may lead to significant improvements in HIFU therapy. The findings were published in the Journal of Applied Physics.”

Approaching ‘grand solar minimum’ could cause global cooling – by Anthony Watts – https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/03/18/approaching-grand-solar-minimum-could-cause-global-cooling/ – “The question is whether we will enter another grand solar minimum just like the Maunder minimum which, if history is a guide, would mean a period of much colder weather winters and summers… But just because we stopped paying close attention doesn’t mean that it lost any of its importance to our world. And neither does the fact that the life of the sun is far more complex than many people realize. Indeed, if we are to believe the experts,the sun’s behavior is about to change in a way that could have dramatic consequences for the food we eat and the broader economy.” – Comment: As usual, the work of Dr. Valentina Zharkova in the UK is not mentioned. Her work, in concert with a group of international scientists, posits a tested theory predicting extremely weak solar cycles through the late part of this century.

Armed student dead after he shoots 2 others at Maryland high school, sheriff says – by Eric Levenson – https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/20/us/great-mills-high-school-shooting/index.htmlComment: The Drumbeat Continues

Washington councilman accuses Jews of controlling weather (not really) – Following backlash, Trayon White Sr. apologizes for saying ‘Rothschilds’ created snowstorm to make money, says he didn’t mean to be anti-Semitic – https://www.timesofisrael.com/washington-councilman-accuses-jews-of-controlling-weather/ – ” In the video, White said: ‘Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation. And DC keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.’ ” Comment: To speak of the Rothschilds is to be “Anti-Semitic.”

Police detain 8 Palestinians for not intervening in Old City stabbing – by Sue Surkes – https://www.timesofisrael.com/police-detain-8-palestinians-for-not-intervening-in-old-city-stabbing/ – “Police detained the eight bystanders, aged 15 to 67, on suspicion that they “saw what was going on and did not act to prevent or minimize the injury to the murdered civilian.” Failing to prevent a crime is itself a misdemeanor, according to Israeli law.” – Comment: Under the World Administrative System, it’s criminal not to protect the chattal property. Unless, of course, you’re a cop.

Swamp Psychopath Brennan Is Running Scared – Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy — the architect of the CIA war in Syria – by Ray McGovern – https://russia-insider.com/en/swamp-psychopath-brennan-running-scared/ri22840 – “None of the leaking, unmasking, surveillance, or other activities directed against the Trump campaign can be properly understood, if one does not bear in mind that it was considered a sure thing that Secretary Clinton would become President, at which point illegal and extralegal activities undertaken to help her win would garner praise, not prison… But she lost. And a month ago, House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) threw down the gauntlet, indicating that there could be legal consequences, for example, for officials who misled the FISA court in order to enable surveillance on Trump and associates. His words are likely to have sent chills down the spine of yet other miscreants. “If they need to be put on trial, we will put them on trial,” he said. ‘The reason Congress exists is to oversee these agencies that we created.’.. John Brennan is widely reported to be Nunes’s next target. Does one collect a full pension in jail?”

Syria slams Ankara’s capture of Afrin, wants ‘immediate’ Turkish withdrawalhttp://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2018/03/19/syria-slams-ankaras-capture-of-afrin-wants-immediate-turkish-withdrawal/ – ” ‘Syria condemns the Turkish occupation of Afrin and the crimes it is committing there, and demands the invading forces immediately withdraw from the Syrian territory they occupied,’ the ministry said in its letters, according to the Syrian official news agency SANA… ‘Turkey’s behavior and attacks do not only threaten citizens and the unity of Syria’s land and people — they also prolong the war on Syria as a service to terrorism and its supporters,’ it added.”

Turkey-backed forces loot Syrian city after capturing ithttp://parstoday.com/en/news/middle_east-i79493-turkey_backed_forces_loot_syrian_city_after_capturing_it – “AFP correspondents and a London-based monitor said the pro-Ankara militants broke into shops, restaurants and houses and left with foodstuff, electronic equipment, blankets and other goods after chasing Kurdish fighters from Afrin… According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), militants with the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) placed the loot in cars and small trucks and drove them out of the city.”

American city bans Bitcoin mininghttp://www.atimes.com/article/american-city-bans-bitcoin-mining/ – Bitcoin miners are not just changing the energy usage patterns in the upstate New York city of Plattsburgh. They are also changing the “character and direction” of the city, reports Bloomberg… This old-world city close to the Canadian border has, over the last few decades, become a popular tourist destination for people from Quebec that are attracted to the area’s Francophile roots. In recent months the cheap electricity courtesy of the St. Lawrence River has also attracted crypto-miners and in December and January, they allegedly used up all of the City’s electricity quota which meant price hikes for residents.”

Turkish Leader Vows to Expand Military Campaign in Syria, Risking Clash with US – by Dorian Jones – https://www.voanews.com/a/turkish-leader-vows-to-expand-military-campaign-in-syria-risking-clash-with-us/4305904.html – “Despite Erdogan’s threats of a new offensive against the YPG, some analysts suggest there is still time to avoid a U.S.-Turkish confrontation… ‘There will be a postponement (in operations targeting Manbij) until the appointment of Pompeo. Then we see how important is Manbij to the U.S., when foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu sits down with Pompeo,’ predicts former senior Turkish diplomat Aydin Selcen, who served in the region and in Washington.”

Josh Del Sol / Cal Washington InPower Moverment Videos: Episode 1 (53 min):

https://youtu.be/RsLC8ytDDRc

Josh Del Sol / Cal Washington InPower Moverment Videos: Episode 2 (1 hr 3 min):

https://youtu.be/GOgkoVW8zvc

In Power Movement Website: https://InPowerMovement.comBritain, Syria… Synchronizing Provocations to Beat Russia – by Finian Cunningham – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49005.htm – “The American and British assertion that Russia has “concealed” the use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces is an obscene distortion of reality — a lie concocted by the very sponsors of false flags to enable their criminal regime-change machinations… Ironically, the same provocation with chemical weapons is apparently being orchestrated in Britain. Assertion, allegation, innuendo, media saturation, bombast and barefaced lies are again employed to denigrate and demonize… The audacious thing is how the “dramas” are being synchronized in two different countries. Smearing and undermining Russia with alleged chemical-weapon attacks in Britain is being parlayed to over-ride Russia and the UN Security Council with regard to Syria.”

Samantha Power delivers ominous message to Trump: ‘Not a good idea to piss off John Brennan’ – by Kimberly Leonard – https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/samantha-power-delivers-ominous-message-to-trump-not-a-good-idea-to-piss-off-john-brennan Comment: Be afraid, be VERY afraid.

Britain Accuses Russia Of Stockpiling Novichok Nerve Agent – by Andrew MacAskill – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-johnson/britain-accuses-russia-of-secretly-stockpiling-deadly-nerve-agent-used-in-attack-idUSKBN1GU0EZ – “Britain has said Russia used the Soviet-era nerve agent called Novichok to attack Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the first known offensive use of such a weapon on European soil since World War Two. Russia has denied any involvement… ‘We actually have evidence within the last 10 years that Russia has not only been investigating the delivery of nerve agents for the purposes of assassination, but has also been creating and stockpiling Novichok,’ (Bufoon Boris) Johnson told the BBC.” – Comment: Right.

UK Scientists Refused Government Pressure To Say Nerve Agent Was Made By Russia – Boris Johnson Attempt to Refute My Sources on Porton Down the Most Hilarious Fail – by Craig Murray – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49003.htm – “While Iran acted absolutely responsibly in cooperating with the OPCW, there are a handful of rogue states operating outwith the rule of international law, like Israel and North Korea, which refuse to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention, join the OPCW or destroy their chemical weapons stocks. Russia has cooperated in the OPCW destruction of all its chemical weapons stocks, completed last year, which included regular OPCW inspection of all the sites alleged to have been in the original “novichok” programme. Why nobody is even looking at the rogue states outwith the OPCW is a genuine puzzle… Extraordinarily, only yesterday the Guardian was still carrying an article which claimed “only the Russian state” could make a novichok. Despite the lying propaganda regurgitated by virtually every corporate and state “journalist”, in truth is it is now proven beyond dispute that “of a type developed by Russia” has zero evidential value and is a politician’s weasel phrase designed deliberately to mislead the public. The public should ask why.”

For the Week of3/12/18:

‘Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem – Police lying persists, even amid an explosion of video evidence that has allowed the public to test officers’ credibility – by Joseph Goldstein – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/18/nyregion/testilying-police-perjury-new-york.html – “When Ms. Thomas’s lawyer sought to play the video in court, prosecutors in the Bronx dropped the case. Then the court sealed the case file, hiding from view a problem so old and persistent that the criminal justice system sometimes responds with little more than a shrug: false testimony by the police… ‘Behind closed doors, we call it testilying,’ a New York City police officer, Pedro Serrano, said in a recent interview, echoing a word that officers coined at least 25 years ago. ‘You take the truth and stretch it out a little bit.’ ” (emphasis added)

Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats, Shuts British Councilhttps://southfront.org/russia-expels-23-british-diplomats-shuts-british-council/ – “The ministry added that Russia retained right to respond if the UK continued to take unfriendly steps… Meanwhile, UK ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, was also summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow.” – Comment: Sent to the Headmaster’s office…

Israel Prepares for War with Russiahttps://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/03/16/israel-prepares-for-war-with-russia/ – “The army conducted an exercise this week which simulated a multi-front war in which Russia intervened to prevent Israel from attacking Syria… ‘Throughout the exercise, we examined various implications of the Russian presence’ in Syria, a senior Israel Defense Forces officer said. ‘We practiced everything that could be coordinated with the Russians and also what couldn’t be, how we would operate without harming their interests in the region, and on the flip side, scenarios in which the Russians made trouble’ – for instance, by sending a message that Israel was undermining their regional interests.”

When Dealing with a Bear, Hubris Is Suicidal – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/when-dealing-with-a-bear-hubris-is-suicidal/ – “So what does it tell us, and future historians, when this kind of crap is written by a staff writer of an “award winning” media outlet? Does it not show that our society has now reached a stage in its decay (I can’t call that “development”) where lies become the norm? Not only are even grotesque and prima facie absurd lies accepted, they are expected (if only because they reinforce the current ideological Zeitgeist. The result? Our society is now packed with first, zombified ideological drones who actually believe any type of officially proclaimed of nonsense and, second, by cowards who lack the basic courage to denounce even that which they themselves know to be false… Initially, you might be tempted to believe that, indeed, your interlocutor is not too bright and not too well read, but eventually you realize that there is something very different happening: the modern man actually makes a very determined effort not to be capable of logical thought and not to be informed of the basic facts of the case. And what is true for specific individuals is even more true of our society as a whole.” (emphasis added)

Elana Freeland – Under An Ionized Sky – Book Tour – Soquel, 2/11/18 (2hr 20min)

https://youtu.be/G-1vmJzBofc

My video of Auther, Teacher, and Researcher Elana Freeland, speaking on her book tour for her recently released UNDER AN IONIZED SKY, in Soquel, Calif. on Feb. 11 this year. – Comment: Perhaps long, but Good.

Global Research News Hour: Patrick Henningsen on Truth and Lies of Syrian Conflict (27 min)

https://youtu.be/2yn5nyegYZ4

Video interview of Henningsen of 21stCenturyWire.com by host Michael Welch – Comment: If you’re interested in what’s really going on in Syria now, Patrick unpacks a massive amount of information on major aspects of the Syrian war in this relatively short interview.

RT presenter destroys Piers Morgan, after Piers claims he is certain that Putin “kills journalists” (Video 7 min) – Piers Morgan seems to have evidence that no one else on the planet has… by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/rt-presenter-destroys-piers-morgan-after-piers-claimed-he-is-certain-that-putin-kills-journalists-video/

ADL Creepy New Ad Promotes Censorship Under Online Hate Index – by Aaron Kesel – http://theduran.com/rt-presenter-destroys-piers-morgan-after-piers-claimed-he-is-certain-that-putin-kills-journalists-video/ – “Just in case there is any doubt that the ADL and SPLC are behind the recent YouTube purge, the ADL made it clear in a tweet last August that they were helping on YouTube’s Trusted Flaggers Program… Ironically, the comments were disabled for the ADL video, probably because of the backlash that would have followed. Further, ADL, if you have to suppress a free discussion board that might say something about what you are doing. As I have reiterated for the past year, “1984 wasn’t an instruction manual” – yet, big tech industries and thinktank organizations and nonprofits seem to think that it was.”

Media Silent as Trump Administration Gives Power Over Gun Control to Federal Agencies – by Rachel Blevins – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/media-silent-as-trump-administration-gives-power-over-gun-control-to-federal-agencies.html – “As The Free Thought Project reported in December, the Fix NICS Act will pressure federal agencies and states to report as many names as possible to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, “=’making it only a matter of time before this list becomes so large that nearly any activity could serve to remove your Second Amendment rights.’.. ‘When President Obama couldn’t get Congress to pass gun control, he implemented a strategy of compelling, through administrative rules, the Veterans Administration and the Social Security Administration to submit lists of veterans and seniors, many of whom never had a day in court, to be included in the NICS database of people prohibited from owning a firearm,” Massie said. “Only a state court, a federal (article III) court, or a military court, should ever be able to suspend your rights for any significant period of time.’ ”

Skripal Poisoning – British Provcation – Statement of Russian Permanent Rep. to UN Security Council, Vasily Nebenzya – https://southfront.org/skripal-poisoning-british-provcation/ – “ ‘For the British specialists to be perfectly confident that this was a Novichok agent and not any other kind, they would need a control standard for proof. It must be compared to a control substance,’ the diplomate stated. ‘They have a collection and they have the formula. In other words, if the UK is so firmly convinced this is Novichok, they have samples and formula and are capable of formulating it themselves.’ ”

Global Research News Hour: Patrick Henningsen on Truth and Lies of Syrian Conflict – video interview of Henningsen of 21stCenturyWire.com by host Michael Welch (27 min): https://youtu.be/2yn5nyegYZ4Comment: If you’re interested in what’s really going on in Syria now, Patrick unpacks a massive amount of information on major aspects of the Syrian war in this relatively short interview.

UK Column News – 14th March 2018 – Hosts Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson with David Ellis and Vanessa Beeley (51 min) – https://youtu.be/ub6b1DP9KG4 – Comment: In this episode of this remarkable news program, the combined team ties together the ongoing deconstruction of the UK armed forces with the furor surrounding the fraudulent Russian Skripal Poisoning Narrative and the War in Syria to advance a very plausible, and frightening thesis that forces are driving the UK and the EU toward a potentially devastating war with Russia. Highly recommended.

Chief of Russian General Staff Says Will Target US Aircraft if Strikes on Syrian Army Endanger His Menhttps://russia-insider.com/en/chief-russian-general-staff-says-will-target-us-aircraft-if-strikes-syrian-army-endanger-his-men – “Moscow is ready to respond if lives of the Russian servicemen are endangered, including by strikes on Damascus, head of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov said… ‘There are many Russian advisers, representatives of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and [Russian] servicemen in Damascus and at Syrian defense facilities,’ Gerasimov stated… In case lives of Russian military personnel are put in danger, the Russian Armed Forces will respond with certain measure to both “missiles” and “lauchers” which are delivering these projectiles.’. Clearly the Russians want the US to think long and hard whether it really wants to launch any more attack on Syrian government, and how it wants to go about doing that.”

Digital Papers Please: New Reports of TSA Searching Computers and Cellphones for DOMESTIC Flights – by Nicholas West – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/tsa-searching-electronic-devices-domestic-flights.html – “In October 2017, the TSA announced it would be heightening screening procedures of domestic passengers’ devices, including tablets and e-readers, but it has not released any policies or procedures governing these searches, the ACLU said… The ACLU said it had received no response to its public records requests sent in December 2017, forcing the group to file the lawsuit, which is seeking fairly basic policy documents… A TSA spokesman, Matt Leas, declined to comment on the lawsuit but said: ‘TSA does not search the contents of electronic devices.’ ” – Note: That does not mean that the TSA doesn’t download the contents of devices into databases.

The Coldest Story Ever Told – by Dr. Mark Sircus – http://drsircus.com/spiritual-psychology/coldest-story-ever-told/ – “This is what we are seeing all over the world, record cold temperatures, but not beating records by small margins but smashing them. One would think the next mini-ice age would come in slowly, creeping up at us so we would hardly notice. That is not what is happening, and scientists have warned us of this, but no one is paying attention because crazy politicians and the public media are still shouting about manmade global warming.”

U.S. CENTCOM: Russia, Iran Prevent Syria From “Moving Forward”. Russian Air Defenses Threaten U.S. Air Power’s Dominancehttps://southfront.org/u-s-centcom-russia-iran-prevent-syria-from-moving-forward-russian-air-defenses-threaten-u-s-air-powers-dominance/ – ” ‘Iran has been a key enabler of the regime for a while… [Russia] also is a key enabler of the regime,’ he (Votel) said. If Russia, Syria and Iran do win in the region, ‘it means we will contend with this influence of Iran in this particular area and the influence of Russia.’.. Votel also said that the UN ceasefire imposed last month has had little effect and complained that the increase of Russian air defense capabilities in Syria threaten the US air power’s dominance.” (emphasis added)

from the Revenge-Of-The-Diaspora Desk: David Icke stars in “I am not an antisemite” (from a year ago, 7 min) – by the Campaign Against “Anti-Semitism,” (CAA) – https://youtu.be/ZhKK-KKgHOoComment: This video is from a year ago. This group in the UK has just manipulated the police to shut-down a sold-out event he had scheduled coming up soon by threatening the owners of the venue where he’s appeared before without incident with who-knows-what lies coming from CAA. I put this comment below the video: “This video is, as David might say, pathetic. As much as the lapdog MSM works to demonize him, the integrity of what he says keeps shining through. THAT’s why he has thousands and thousands of followers. We’re waking up to “the Jewish Question.” It’s not about race or culture, it’s about the behaviour of those who control Jewish polity. Bad behaviour. I imagine this comment will be deleted as I see no other comments here pointing out the obvious. Have at it. People will awaken to what you’re doing and have done.”

The Quest to Bring 3-D-Printed Homes to the Developing World – by Arielle Pardes – https://www.wired.com/story/new-story-3-d-printed-house/?CNDID=44958341&mbid=nl_031318_daily_list1_p4 – “For the past 10 months, New Story has tinkered away with construction technology company ICON to design a 3-D printer for building homes in regions of the world that lack the economic resources to house their poorest citizens. Today, the companies are showing off the fruits of their labor: a 350-square-foot structure in Austin, Texas, and the first 3-D-printed house in the country built to local housing code… The Texas house is just a prototype of the fast, cheap, and sustainable home design the company hopes to bring to El Salvador, Bolivia, Haiti, and Mexico. Using current traditional methods, it takes New Story eight months to build a community of 100 homes, which cost about $6,000 each. With a 3-D printer, it says it can build one home a day at a cost of $4,000 per structure.”

Trump Votes For Rexit – Torture Girl To Become CIA Director – by Moon Of Alabama – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48982.htm – “CIA head Pompeo, the new Secretary of State, is a neoconservative with a racist anti-Muslim attitude and a special hate for Iran which he compared to ISIS. That he will now become Secretary of State is a bad sign for the nuclear agreement with Iran. The Europeans especially should take note of that and should stop to look for a compromise with Trump on the issue. The deal is now dead. There is no chance that a compromise will happen… The new CIA director Gina Haspel is well known for actively directing and participating in the torture of prisoners at ‘black sites’: Beyond all that, she played a vital role in the destruction of interrogation videotapes that showed the torture of detainees both at the black site she ran and other secret agency locations. The concealment of those interrogation tapes, which violated multiple court orders as well as the demands of the 9/11 commission and the advice of White House lawyers, was condemned as “obstruction” by commission chairs Lee Hamilton and Thomas Keane… Haspel would be in jail if former president Barack Obama had not decided against prosecuting the CIA torture crimes.” – Comment: I feel better now.

Big Pharma Paid Millions in Secret Settlements After Antidepressants Linked to Mass Murder – by Rachel Blevins – https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/03/big-pharma-paid-millions-secret-settlements-antidepressants-linked-mass-murder.html – “While history has shown that the most notorious mass shooters in this century were taking antidepressants or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) before they carried out the deadly rampages, there are a number of killings that have been linked directly to the dangerous drugs. In fact, the pharmaceutical companies behind the most popular SSRI’s have paid hundreds of millions of dollars in damages:”

Head of secret Pentagon program says UFOs can “warp space-time”—what? – by Jon Rappoport – https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/head-of-secret-pentagon-program-says-ufos-can-warp-space-time-what/ – ” ‘We do believe all these observables we’ve been seeing, sudden and extreme [UFO] acceleration, hypersonic velocities, low observability, trans medium travel, and last but not least, positive lift, anti-gravity – is really the manifestation of a single technology.’.. ‘So it’s not five exotic technologies we’re trying to figure out, it’s one, and we think we know that one too.’..’“We believe it has to do with a high amount of energy and the ability to warp space-time, not by a lot, but by a little.’ ”

‘Just because the poison was made in Russia doesn’t mean they’re behind it’ – ex-MI5 officer (VIDEO) – https://www.rt.com/uk/421158-russia-spy-mi5-machon/ – ” ‘(Chemical) agents can be developed and used by governments all over the world,’ she said. ‘If this Novichok agent was developed in Russia, it doesn’t mean it’s stayed in Russia – [any more than] any of the other agents developed by Germany, the USA, or the UK have stayed in their own countries.’.. ‘The fact that the… UK facility for identifying those agents was able to identify this very quickly would indicate that they know exactly what this nerve agent is, which means that they have the chemical formula for it too. So, who knows where it came from?’… ‘It might have been developed in Russia, but it doesn’t mean that is state-sanctioned by Russia. It’s a damaging conflation in a particularly sensitive diplomatic time.’ ” (emphasis added)

Russia won’t respond to UK ultimatum until samples of alleged chemical weapon received – Lavrovhttps://www.rt.com/news/421126-lavrov-response-uk-skripal/ – ” ‘We have certainly heard the ultimatum voiced in London,’ Lavrov said on Tuesday. ‘The spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry has commented on our attitude to this,’ he added referring to Maria Zakharova branding of May’s appearance in Parliament as a “circus.”.. He added that a case of alleged use of chemical weapons should be handled through the proper channel, being the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – of which both Russia and Britain are members.

Oakland’s Homeless Americans Die Uncounted As Mayor Protects Illegal Immigrants – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-11/oaklands-homeless-americans-die-uncounted-mayor-protects-illegal-immigrants – “In rapidly gentrifying Oakland, an investigation by the San Francisco Chronicle determined that thousands of homeless who die within the city limits aren’t officially identified as homeless on their death certificates, making it easier for public officials to ignore a worsening crisis as rising property values and rents increasingly push the most vulnerable individuals out onto the streets... As the Chronicle notes, Alameda County – a county that encompasses Oakland and the surrounding area – does not collect data on how many homeless people die each year or their causes of death. And even if it did – neither the state nor the federal government track these data, or require them to be collected, meaning that even the figures cited above constitute very rough estimates.”

Explainer: The poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal – by “Guy Faulconbridge” from (Rothschild-owned) Reuters – https://in.reuters.com/article/britain-russia-explainer/explainer-the-poisoning-of-former-russian-double-agent-sergei-skripal-idINKCN1GP2C8 – “Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump acknowledged the British charges of involvement against Russia, but said he needed to talk to May before rendering a judgment… ‘As soon as we get the facts straight, if we agree with them, we will condemn Russia or whoever it may be,’ Trump, who earlier fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after a series of policy rifts, said… ‘It sounds to me like they believe it was Russia, and I would certainly take that finding as fact,’ he added.” – Comment: Did any of these people take elementary logic at any time in their lives? Also, Reuters has totally spiked the verified information that fentanyl traces were found on the bench where Skripal and his daughter, who was not passed out when found, but was acting like she was on a drug trip. I think Reuters still has some ‘splainin’ to do…

Russia says U.S. plans to strike Damascus, pledges military responsehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa/russia-says-u-s-plans-to-strike-damascus-pledges-military-response-idUSKCN1GP0TY – “Russia said on Tuesday it had information that the United States planned to bomb the government quarter in Damascus on an invented pretext, and said it would respond militarily if it felt Russian lives were threatened by such an attack… He said the United States intended to use the fake attack as a pretext to bomb the government quarter in nearby Damascus where he said Russian military advisers, Russian military police and Russian ceasefire monitors were based… ‘In the event of a threat to the lives of our servicemen, Russia’s armed forces will take retaliatory measures against the missiles and launchers used,’ Gerasimov said in a statement.”

REVEALED: US Admit That Strategy to ‘Dethrone’ Putin for Oil Pipelines Could Trigger WW3 – by Nafeez Ahmed – http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/03/12/revealed-us-strategy-to-dethrone-putin-oil-pipelines-might-provoke-ww3/ – “The remarkable document, prepared by the US Army’s Culture, Regional Expertise and Language Management Office (CRELMO), concedes that expansionist NATO policies played a key role in provoking Russian militarism. It also contemplates how current US and Russian antagonisms could spark a global nuclear conflict between the two superpowers… The document remains staunchly critical of Russia and Putin, but finds that Russian belligerence cannot be understood without accounting for the context of ongoing US interference in what Russia perceives to be its legitimate ‘sphere of influence.’ ”

Ukraine Gets Official NATO Status: Weighing Up the Pros and Cons – by Peter KORZUN – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/03/13/ukraine-gets-official-nato-status-weighing-up-pros-cons.html – “Let’s take a look at the facts. Ukraine’s economy is in a funk. It depends on the West for help. Kiev already spends much more than the 2% of GDP required for defense allocations, in accordance with the recently approved NATO standard. The West will have to help Ukrainian taxpayers shoulder the burden. Besides anti-tank systems, Ukraine’s military lacks much of the weaponry and equipment a modern force is supposed to have in its inventory. As a result, its soldiers do not have the needed skills to operate these sophisticated, up-to-date systems. Training Ukrainian servicemen is a massive, onerous project.”

For the Week of3/5/18:

Map Update: Military Situation In Eastern Ghouta Following Liberation Of Madierahttps://southfront.org/map-update-military-situation-in-eastern-ghouta-following-liberation-of-madiera/Comment: Very dramatic collapse of the defenses of the various terrorist groups occupying East Ghouta. The end for them now seems to be in sight. Agreements for surrender in exchange for transfers to Idlib are expected.

Donald Trump advocates death penalty for drug dealers in rambling speech – by Ben Jacobs – https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/11/donald-trump-advocates-death-penalty-for-drug-dealers-in-rambling-speech – “But Trump spent most of his hour and 20 minutes on stage talking about almost every other topic under the sun. He confirmed reports that that he had been floating the idea of imposing a death penalty on drug dealers by a long discourse where he praised the criminal justice system in China. Trump noted China once had a problem with “the opium” that was “devastating” and went on to explain his bafflement that murderers were treated more harshly than drug dealers. ‘If someone goes and shoots somebody, kills somebody they get the death penalty,’ said Trump. In contrast, he noted ‘a drug dealer will kill 2,000 to 5,000 people during the course of his life’… Trump acknowledged how controversial the concept was. ‘I don’t know if this country is ready but I think it’s a discussion we have to start thinking about.’ ” – Comment: This is the kind of statement by Trump that showcases his breath-taking lack of clarity and logic. It also indicates the levels of control over his policy initiatives. I wonder if Trump has considered the number of deaths that are due to the depradations of the Pharma corporations?

The CIA Democrats – by Patrick Martin – https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/dems-m07.html – “An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.”

Recycled water from sewers coming to California taps – by Ted Andersen – https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Recycled-water-from-sewer-OK-d-for-California-12735732.php – “New regulations approved Tuesday by the California State Water Resources Control Board allow treated recycled water to be added to reservoirs, the source of California municipal drinking water… The regulations specify the percentage of recycled water that can be added and how long it must reside there before being treated again at a surface water treatment facility and provided as drinking water, according to the Water Board… ‘This is a type of indirect potable use — it’s not treated recycle water that goes directly to someone’s house,’ said Miryam Barajas at the Water Board. ‘It’s highly treated.’ ” (emphasis added) Comment: Oh, It’s “highly” treated. Must be fine.

Blythe Masters Tells Banks the Blockchain Changes Everything – The banker who helped give the world credit-default swaps wants to upend finance again—this time with the code that powers bitcoin – by Edward Robinson and Matthew Leising – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-09-01/blythe-masters-tells-banks-the-blockchain-changes-everything – ” ‘You should be taking this technology as seriously as you should have been taking the development of the Internet in the early 1990s,’ Masters, a lithe 46-year-old Englishwoman with auburn hair and the proper diction of the Home Counties, explains to the rapt audience. ‘It’s analogous to e-mail for money.’.. That’s a bold statement, but Masters isn’t the only voice heralding the coming of the blockchain. The Bank of England, in a report earlier this year, calls it the ‘first attempt at an Internet of finance,’ while the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis hails it as a “stroke of genius.” In a June white paper, the World Economic Forum says, ‘The blockchain protocol threatens to disintermediate almost every process in financial services.’ ”

Disabled Virginia Mom Arrested with No Warrant, No Charges Because Health Impact News Exposed her Storyhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2018/disabled-virginia-mom-arrested-with-no-warrant-no-charges-because-health-impact-news-exposed-her-story/ – “Since that time, Whitney (mother of kidnapped woman) has been gagged by the family court from talking about the Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) case against her daughter. Whitney has served as conservator over her daughter, whose mental health seriously declined after the children were taken from her family… The chancery court, in which the conservatorship case is held, has been reportedly “following suit” of the family court in trying to bully Whitney Manning into silence… Her attorney clarified to Health Impact News that there is no gag order on the chancery court case, but it is under seal. It is clear, however, that Whitney is afraid to speak out, but she is even more afraid of what will happen to Tara if she doesn’t speak up now.”

U.S. Government Officially Conscripts Google Into The Military Industrial Complex – by Jake Anderson – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/government-conscripts-google-military-industrial-complex.html – ” Only months after it was disclosed that the Pentagon was using artificial intelligence (AI) to hunt for terrorists, officials have now acknowledged that Google has been collaborating with the Department of Defense to use AI in analyzing drone footage. The disclosure comes amid an uproar among Google employees who aren’t happy to be assisting in the development of military applications. ”

Syrian Army Moves Closer to Splitting the East Ghouta Terrorist Pockethttp://21stcenturywire.com/2018/03/08/syrian-army-moves-close-splitting-east-ghouta-terrorist-pocket/ – “According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army is only one kilometer away from splitting the Islamist-held East Ghouta pocket in two… If the Syrian Army is successful in splitting the East Ghouta, they will have ultimately secured the vehicle management base and met up with their forces in the area.”

UN Chief Appoints Bloomberg as Envoy for Climate Actionhttps://www.voanews.com/a/michael-bloomberg-un-envoy-climate-action/4281511.html – “The U.N.’s new envoy for climate action, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Monday that President Donald Trump can become “a great leader” if he changes his mind about global warming and keeps the United States in the Paris climate agreement… The billionaire media mogul expressed hope that Trump will listen to his advisers, look at the data on climate change, and support the 2015 Paris accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions… Bloomberg spoke during a ceremony at which U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave him the new title of U.N. special envoy for climate action, handing him the job of spurring international action to help curb global warming.” – Note: Bloomberg is a Trilateral Commissioner.

A Stalinist Purge In America? – by Paul Craig Roberts – https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/03/07/stalinist-purge-america/ – “Why are not Mueller, Comey, Rosenstein, and all the rest indicted for their clear and obvious crimes?.. America’s future turns on the answer to this question. Is it because the Trump regime is letting the presstitutes and the Democrats destroy their credibility, or is it because Trump is weak, confused, and doesn’t know how to use the powers of his office to slay those who intend to slay him?… If it is the former, then America will move far to the right. If it is the latter, America will have had its own Stalinist purge, and the purge is likely to follow the Stalin model and to extend down to those who voted for Trump.” (emphasis added)

Ukraine Begins Seizing Gazprom Property Citing Stockholm Court Decision – Court ruled Ukraine does not have to pay the contractual penalty fees for not drawing enough gas, but Gazprom has to pay Kiev $4.5 billion for transit of gas that never happened because Ukraine is in a poor economic situation – https://russia-insider.com/en/ukraine-begins-seizing-gazprom-property-citing-stockholm-court-decision/ri22725 – “Naftogaz pushed for a retroactive change in the price of gas, the reimbursement of overpayments and the repeal of a ban on reselling Russian gas. The court eventually satisfied some of the Ukrainian company’s demands, in particular by setting a minimum amount of gas that Naftogaz must buy from Gazprom annually (from 2018) at a volume that was 10 times lower than in the original contract. At the same time, it also obliged Gazprom to pay for the transit of the Russian gas through the Ukrainian territory between 2009 and 2017 even though the gas was not, in fact, transited over that period… The Head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, then called the court’s decision “asymmetric” and “very politically motivated.” The court justified its decision by referring to a difficult economic situation in Ukraine.” (emphasis added)Comment: This Social Marxist court is apparently basing its decision on the principle of “Equity” as observed by the UN/Globalist regime. Equity is one of the “3 E’s” (equity-economy-environment) of Agenda 21.

Britain First leader and deputy leader jailed for hate crimeshttp://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43320121 – ” Fransen was handed a 36-week sentence and Golding 18 weeks… Judge Justin Barron threw out three of the charges, while Fransen was found guilty of three and Golding of one… He told the court the pair were “well-known”, “controversial” and ‘generate their own publicity’, but his verdict was based ‘solely on admissible evidence heard in court’ (Comment: of course it was)… He said their words and actions “demonstrated hostility” towards Muslims and the Muslim faith… ‘I have no doubt it was their joint intention to use the facts of the case [in Canterbury] for their own political ends.’.. ‘It was a campaign to draw attention to the race, religion and immigrant background of the defendants.’ ” – Comment: The real reasons that Fransen and Golding were prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service are indicated by Fransen’s speech in the video linked below. This speech has been scrubbed from yootoob, and this video was ironically put up by an Anti-Britain-First activist.Jayda Fransen speech in Belfast – August 2017 (12 min): https://youtu.be/LzBewGvayLE

Experiment Demonstrates the Deadly Power of Social Compliance – by Dylan Charles – http://www.wakingtimes.com/2018/03/07/televised-experiment-demonstrates-deadly-power-social-compliance/ – “The main experiment picks up from there, involving unwitting subjects who are gradually convinced of the need to push another person off of a high-rise building. It’s an elaborate setup, which builds upon one small act of compliance after another until the subject is put into a situation where they are encouraged to kill a man they just met.”

President Trump Goes FULL Anti-Vaxx… – by Kent Heckenlively – http://bolenreport.com/president-trump-goes-full-anti-vaxx/ From the opening paragraph: “The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit charging that a Wisconsin nursing home’s insistence that all employees get annual flu vaccinations amounted to religious discrimination and a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964… ” Trump’s Justice Department is putting us on the same legal footing as the Freedom Riders of the 1960s who protested against segregation. How sweet it that?????.”

Two Russians poisoned; Britain goes mad – Feverish speculation in the British media of Russian state involvement in alleged poisoning of Sergey Skripal and his daughter is unwarranted – by Alexander Mercouris – http://theduran.com/two-russians-struck-britain-goes-mad/

Police Are Creating A National Surveillance Network Using COMTEC, Project Green Light And More – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/police-national-surveillance-network.html – Police are thrilled to spy on students and will use COMTEC to spy on them in real-time… Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said, ‘giving access to law enforcement from the schools to see things that are happening inside that school in real-time, if and when an active shooter, wow what an incredible advantage.’.. And if that doesn’t worry you, maybe this will: A recent article in the Macomb Daily News reveals that all school districts openly work with the FBI, State Police and the Sheriff’s Department… Politicians are glamorizing spying on the public.” (emphasis added)Fun video from article: Macomb County safety system allows officials to use cameras to track school shooters (2 min) https://youtu.be/AE5SItnExFE

The Online Hate Index (1 min): https://youtu.be/lULmie51-pU – “Helping Online Tech companies understand the extent of “Hate®” on their platforms” – Comment: If it looks like Fascism, and smells like Fascism, and sounds like Fascism, and quacks like Fascism…

REAL BLACK MIRROR Inside China’s creepy ‘social credit’ system that analyses internet shopping and social media use in order to blacklist ‘lazy’ or wasteful citizens and allow those who behave well to borrow money – The terrifying initiative, which has been rolled out through pilot scheme, bans low-rated people from buying plane tickets and sending their kids to private school – by Mark Hodge – https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5730910/china-social-credit-rating-blacklists-citizens/ – “While the social credit scheme will become mandatory in China in 2020, it is currently being tested in pilot schemes which have been rolled out through private financial companies… The most high profile of these is Sesame Credit which has been developed by Ant Financial and uses computer algorithms to score people from 350 to 950, reports The Guardian… Likened to an episode of dystopian horror series Black Mirror, Sesame Credit rates people on factors including “interpersonal relationships” and consumer habits including buying video games.”

Disabled Parents Losing Right to Parent their Own Children in America while Foster Parent Recruitment Seeks “Imperfect Parents”http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/disabled-parents-losing-right-to-parent-their-own-children-in-america-while-foster-parent-recruitment-seeks-imperfect-parents/ – ” While parents with disabilities make up only 6.2 percent of all parents in the United States, a recent study found that 19 percent of children in foster care have a parent with a disability… According to data from the Child Maltreatment report for 2016 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only about 25% of the children coming into the system are taken for reasons of physical or sexual abuse. Most children placed into the foster care system were not abused. Nationally, only 17.2% of the allegations against parents are even substantiated.”

Homelessness in L.A.: A national disgrace that must be fixed – by Paul Thornton – http://www.latimes.com/la-ol-opinion-newsletter-homelessness-la-20180303-htmlstory.html – “Still, while there’s a collective sense of urgency that something must be done now, how to go about doing it eludes planners and residents when details such as where to house homeless people need to be worked out. There are also misconceptions about homeless people — that the vast majority are hopelessly mentally ill or drug-addicted rather than just down on their luck — that dampen the guilt that ought to come with simply looking the other way while thousands of our fellow humans struggle and die without housing.”

White Helmets Exploit Children to ‘Manufacture Consent’ for ‘Humanitarian’ War in Syria – by Vanessa Beeley – http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/03/06/white-helmets-exploit-children-manufacture-consent-humanitarian-war-syria/

Homelessness in L.A.: A national disgrace that must be fixed – by Paul Thornton – http://www.latimes.com/la-ol-opinion-newsletter-homelessness-la-20180303-htmlstory.html – “Still, while there’s a collective sense of urgency that something must be done now, how to go about doing it eludes planners and residents when details such as where to house homeless people need to be worked out. There are also misconceptions about homeless people — that the vast majority are hopelessly mentally ill or drug-addicted rather than just down on their luck — that dampen the guilt that ought to come with simply looking the other way while thousands of our fellow humans struggle and die without housing.”

White Helmets Exploit Children to ‘Manufacture Consent’ for ‘Humanitarian’ War in Syria – by Vanessa Beeley – http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/03/06/white-helmets-exploit-children-manufacture-consent-humanitarian-war-syria/

from the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Some Christians Giving Up Carbon for Lent to Combat Global Warminghttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/04/christians-giving-carbon-lent/

Israel Seeks US Ammunition, Support for Planned Attack on Lebanese Civilian Targets – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-seeks-us-ammunition-support-planned-attack-lebanese-civilian-targets/238425/ – “Despite no concrete evidence showing the existence of the rocket factory, Israeli officials told the U.S. senators that, if the factory continues to operate, ‘they are going to have to go in,’ as Graham put it. Stated differently, Israel is planning to invade Lebanon because Hezbollah – a major player in the Lebanese government – is allegedly making armaments that could be used against Israel at some point in the future. In other words, Israel is planning for a “preventative” war based on scant evidence… To Osman, Israel’s lack of evidence did not come as a surprise: ‘Israel has never needed an excuse to invade or bomb any place. It has always situated itself at an offensive position with the same old excuse that it is defending its existence. What defense strategy are they talking about when they own the war planes and they invade the Lebanese and Syrian airspaces?’ ”

The CLOUD Act: A Dangerous Expansion of Police Snooping on Cross-Border Data – by Camille Fischer – https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/cloud-act-dangerous-expansion-police-snooping-cross-border-data – “In other words, U.S. police could compel a service provider—like Google, Facebook, or Snapchat—to hand over a user’s content and metadata, even if it is stored in a foreign country, without following that foreign country’s privacy laws… Second, the bill would allow the President to enter into “executive agreements” with foreign governments that would allow each government to acquire users’ data stored in the other country, without following each other’s privacy laws.”

from the New-Day-Same-BS Desk: James Clapper Confirms Russia Was Behind Fake News During 2016 Election – by Alex Griswold – https://www.mediaite.com/tv/james-clapper-confirms-russia-was-behind-fake-news-during-2016-election/ – “Director of National Intelligence James Clapper officially confirmed during a Senate hearing Thursday that the U.S. believes the Russian government was involved in propagating fake news and fake news websites during the 2016 presidential election.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Who the heck is this “U.S.” and how exactly does it “believe” something?

The New Blacklist – Russiagate may have been aimed at Trump to start, but it’s become a way of targeting all dissent – by Matt Taibbi – https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/taibbi-russiagate-trump-putin-mueller-and-targeting-dissent-w517486 – “Putin loves you; therefore, you love Putin. The enemy re-tweets you, therefore, you’re in league with the enemy. We’re at war with them, therefore we’re at war with you… One of the first rules of a shunning campaign is that it doesn’t have to make sense. It just has to be what everyone’s saying. Since most Americans went to high school, we tend to be instinctively familiar with the concept.”

Government Agencies ACTUALLY Admit Poisoning By Vaccines In ICD-9 – by Catherine J. Frompovichtrueorganicandfree.com/government-agencies-actually-admit-poisoning-vaccines-icd-9/ – “You will note from the listing how many poisonings and other adverse effects by or from vaccines are listed along with their ICD-9 codes. Why weren’t those codes used when infants, toddlers and teens were taken to emergency rooms by parents who say their children were compromised by vaccines?.. Note none other than U.S. CDC’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid published that defining information!.. However, in trying to research the current ICD-10, there seems to be some ‘sanitation efforts’ going on of the incriminating information regarding vaccines causing poisoning! Hmmm.”

Trump’s Federal Reserve Pick Wants to Put Metal Chips in Cash to Track Every Dollar and Tax It – by Matt Agorist – http://www.thedailysheeple.com/trumps-federal-reserve-pick-wants-to-put-metal-chips-in-cash-to-track-every-dollar-and-tax-it_022018 – “Dr. Ron Paul has been a long-time advocate against such Orwellian moves to track cash and has been fighting them for decades…. ‘The whole idea is preposterous. The notion that we’re going to tax somebody because they decide to be frugal and hold a couple of dollars is economic planning at its worst,’ then-Congressman Ron Paul said. ‘This idea that you can correct some of the evil they’ve (the Federal Reserve) already created with another tax is just ridiculous.’ ”

SPLC Secretly Admits White Genocide Is Real and Has Been “Planned for a While” http://www.renegadetribune.com/splc-secretly-admits-white-genocide-real/

Why Did It Take Two Weeks To Discover Parkland Students’ Astroturfing? – The response was professionalized. That’s not surprising, because this is what organization that gets results actually looks like. It’s not a bunch of magical kids in somebody’s living room – by David Hines – http://www.renegadetribune.com/splc-secretly-admits-white-genocide-real/ – “On February 28, BuzzFeed came out with the actual story: Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz aiding in the lobbying in Tallahassee, a teacher’s union organizing the buses that got the kids there, Michael Bloomberg’s groups and the Women’s March working on the upcoming March For Our Lives, MoveOn.org doing social media promotion and (potentially) march logistics, and training for student activists provided by federally funded Planned Parenthood… The president of the American Federation of Teachers told BuzzFeed they’re also behind the national school walkout, which journalists had previously assured the public was the sole work of a teenager. (I’d thought teachers were supposed to get kids into school, but maybe that’s just me.)”

How the US Establishment Lies Through Its Teeth, for War Against Russia – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/03/03/how-us-establishment-lies-through-its-teeth-for-war-against-russia.html – “An example of the Establishment’s holier-than-thou lies, is an article that appeared on February 22nd at the magazine, The National Interest, whose article-title is itself a marvelous deception, ‘Averting the US-Russia Warpath’ (while the subliminal message there is: reasons why we’ll probably have to invade Russia), and whose authors are three ‘defense’ hawks, including James Northey Miller, of Harvard. He had been an Under Secretary of Defense during the Administration of the merely moderately neoconservative President Barack Obama — the President who in 2014 grabbed Ukraine, and who used Al Qaeda in Syria to lead ’the rebels’ there in order to try to grab Syria. (Ukraine had been friendly toward Russia and is now rabid against Russia; and Syria was and is allied with Russia; so, both of these two lands were American grabs, and the neocon Trump continues both.)”

US Seeks to Intentionally Prolong Syrian Bloodshed – by Tony Cartalucci – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48901.htm – “The paper not only openly admits US intervention in Syria has nothing to do with humanitarian concerns but rather “keeping a regional adversary weak,” it specifically recommends prolonging the conditions under which a humanitarian crisis will only expand, and for as long as possible… The US intentionally backing an “opposition” that has no chance of overturning the Syrian government equates to intentionally and maliciously prolonging a deadly conflict and all the horrors that accompany it. The Brookings paper specifically suggesting the US “bleed” the Syrian government is done with full knowledge of the cost in human suffering that “bleeding” would undoubtedly incur.”

Just Like Vegas, Authorities are Hiding the Surveillance Footage of Parkland Shooting – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/just-like-vegas-authorities-hiding-surveillance-footage-parkland-shooting.html – “Broward county sheriff Scott Israel, who has already been caught contradicting the official story, is claiming that the surveillance footage must remain secret… The South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Miami Herald and CNN have filed an open records lawsuit against the Israel and school Superintendent Robert Runcie for their role in this secrecy… Officials claim that the video is exempt from Florida sunshine laws because its release would somehow put lives at risk and expose the district’s security system. However, as the NY Post reports, this is not true.”

French prosecutors officially charge Marine Le Pen for tweeting against ISIS terrorists – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/french-prosecutors-officially-charge-marine-le-pen-for-tweeting-against-isis-terrorists/ – “The former French National Front leader has now been formally charged with circulating “violent messages that incite terrorism”, for a series of tweets she sent after the massacre at Paris concert hall the Bataclan in 2015… The crime levied against Le Pen is punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of 75,000 euros.”

How could Bibi lose by offering ‘ultimate deal’ with Iran?https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/netanyahu-israel-lose-offer-ultimate-deal-iran-iraq-hawija.html – “Netanyahu has a proven track record of convincing authorities in Washington to undermine Iranian interests for the sake of what he views as Israeli ones. It is time for him to use his influence to forge a new relationship with Iran based on mutual interests. This includes, of course, a regional peace arrangement and an end to Israel’s 50-year occupation of Palestinian land. At worst, the attempt will fall flat, the Saudis will be angry but Israel will have shown the world that it seeks peace. At best, Israel will fend off the threat from its strongest rival in the Middle East and from its partners in Syria and Lebanon.” – Comment: A noble sentiment indeed, but one that can’t be realized if Bibi wants to keep the support of Likudnik hawks.

Central banks divided over future of cryptocurrency – by Howard Davies – http://www.atimes.com/crypto-hawks-doves/ – “International demand for the petro will not be helped by recent pronouncements from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, the “sages of Omaha” who still control Berkshire Hathaway. Speaking of cryptocurrencies in general, Buffett was scathing. ‘I can say almost with certainty that they will come to a bad end,’ he declared in January, while noting for good measure that he would be glad to buy put options on every one of them. Munger is, if anything, even more hostile, characterizing Bitcoin in particular as “totally asinine” and a “noxious poison.” Not much room for doubt there.” (emphasis added)

For the Week of 2/26/18:

Arab Daily: British Diplomatic Cable Unveils US Plots to Disintegrate Syria – by Fars News Agency – https://www.globalresearch.ca/arab-daily-british-diplomatic-cable-unveils-us-plots-to-disintegrate-syria/5630726 – “The Saudis warned of a ‘risk of fragmentation of the different opposition groups and asked for help to maintain the cohesion of the opposition.’ Satterfield replied that their representatives should “be more involved in finding a political solution rather than enjoy great salaries and long stays in pleasant hotels.” France supported this remark by emphasizing “communication”. In this regard, the British TD makes the following comment: ‘Unfortunately, the Fifth French Republic is not intended to finance this effort,’ British representatives recalling ‘that the communication of the opposition was funded in the first place by … the United Kingdom’… The concluding comments of this TD speak volumes about the future of Western strategy in Syria. The three key conclusions underscore ‘a real reaffirmation of US leadership behind the scenes …’. The second perspective is to “keep the pressure on Russia, even if Russia can not convince Moscow to let go of the regime as we had hoped.” In this regard, ‘we must continue – what we are already doing – to denounce the horrible humanitarian situation as well as the Russian complicity in the campaign of bombing civilian targets.’ Finally, concludes the author of TD, ‘the Americans told me how much they appreciated our contribution and our support in recent months as they were finalizing their strategy.’ ”

‘US eyes encircling Russia with 400 anti-ballistic missiles’ – Russian deputy defense ministerhttps://www.rt.com/news/420358-400-missiles-us-encircle-russia/ – “In July, US Vice President Mike Pence indicated the US was considering deploying the Patriot systems to Estonia. Poland has recently secured a $10.5 billion weapons deal with Washington to purchase 208 Patriot PAC-3 missiles in addition to 16 launchers and four radars… ‘Anti-missile defense sites in Japan and South Korea will join this circle [against Russia],’ Fomin argued, noting that ‘overall, some 400 anti-ballistic missiles will be deployed, significantly diminishing the potential of Russia’s nuclear deterrent.’.. ‘A large-scale effort is ongoing to encircle Russia with an anti-missile shield. Anti-missile defense sites have been already seat up on US soil in California and Alaska,’ Alexander Fomin, Russia’s deputy defense minister, said on Friday in an interview with the Russia 24 TV channel. Washington has in fact long been expanding its anti-missile shield into Europe. In 2016, a $800 million ballistic defense site went into operation in Romania.”

NATO, Trump, Merkel, Macron Concerned Over Putin’s Weapons Claimshttps://www.rferl.org/a/merkel-trump-putin-new-weapons-claims/29072799.html – “Putin contended that Russia was forced to upgrade its nuclear arsenal after the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) treaty in 2002… Putin said Russia warned it would take such measures in 2004, but that the West didn’t want to talk with Russia… ‘No one listened to us then. So listen to us now,’ Putin said to thunderous applause in the speech, which was held at a venue just outside the Kremlin and televised live nationwide.”

Healthy Boston Woman is Medically Kidnapped and Forced onto Pysch Drugs Resulting in her Deathhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2018/healthy-boston-woman-is-medically-kidnapped-and-forced-onto-pysch-drugs-resulting-in-her-death/ – “Alice Julian had a strong will to live. She was described as an “exceptionally healthy” 89 year old woman before being seized and drugged against her will. Her daughter Pamela Julian fought valiantly to save her life, but the strength of a group of Guardians, lawyers, and Jewish Family and Children’s Services proved to be too great a hurdle to overcome… She died on the morning of January 9, 2018. This was 4 days after the death of Beverley Finnegan… Pamela Julian told Health Impact News that she learned that people in guardianships have no rights, and that once they are in that system: ‘There’s no way out.’

Gazprom Announces Decision To “Immediately” Stop Gas Supplies To And Through Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/gazprom-announces-decision-to-immediately-stop-gas-supplies-to-and-through-ukraine/ – “The decision of the Stockholm arbitration grounded by political and economic problems of one of the sides directly undermines foundations of the international private law and the system of arbitrations. The Stockholm arbitration’s decision became a cause used by Gazprom to cut off its ties with Naftogaz. Recently, Gazprom had used only about 55% of a full capacity of the Ukrainian gas transport system. Considering a rapid development of the Russian pipeline projects, the Ukrainian pipeline just becomes useless.”

United Nations Calls For Accused 9/11 Plotter To Be Released Immediately – by Derrick Broze – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/united-nations-911-plotter-released.html – “The Times reports that the original, now destroyed evidence, may have been related to one of several foreign black site prisons operated by the Central Intelligence Agency in Thailand, Poland, Romania, Lithuania and Afghanistan, and at a secret site at the Guantánamo base. KSM was tortured for several years at one of these sites before being transferred to the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba in 2006… It is unlikely that the public will ever get the truth about the 9/11 attacks or the trials. These men will likely rot away in secret prisons for the rest of their lives.”

Putin’s Ultimatum Is the Next Stage of the War – by Tom Luongo – https://russia-insider.com/en/putins-ultimatum-next-stage-war/ri22680 – “Russian diplomacy has stymied U.S. attempts to game the geopolitical landscape for the past four and a half years (since Putin beat Obama over the false flag chemical weapons attack in 2013). Now he’s given everyone another thing to consider, Russia’s Big Stick… And I invoke Teddy Roosevelt here on purpose. Putin’s foreign policy has morphed into that. This is his ‘walk softly and carry a big stick’ moment. He’s been building to this point for fourteen years, since Bush the Lesser pulled the U.S. out of the ABM Treaty… Now it’s here and we have no reasonable response. The Defense Department’s statement was laughable. All we can do it try and put inferior weapons closer to Russia’s borders to approximate M.A.D., a situation I feel we haven’t been at for quite a while now… Putin just red-pilled the world on this subject.”

US ‘Not Surprised’ by Russia’s Nuclear Claims, ‘Fully Prepared’ to Defend Itself – by Jeff Seldin & Michael Bowman – https://www.voanews.com/a/united-states-not-surprised-russia-nuclear-claims/4276578.html – “Both the White House and the Pentagon dismissed the talk as rhetoric Thursday, saying Russia’s attempts to modernize its nuclear force came as no surprise and would do little to rattle the U.S… ‘President Putin has confirmed what the United States government has known all along,’ White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. ‘Russia has been developing destabilizing weapons systems for over a decade in direct violation of its treaty obligations.’.. ‘America is moving forward to modernize our nuclear arsenal and make sure our capabilities aren’t being matched,’ she added, pointing to the new $700 billion U.S. military budget.” – Comment: How TF can the hand operating this sock-puppet possibly rationalize the two statements in bold above? Which government has renegged on its “treaty obligations” repeatedly for years? Also, is it (can it possibly be) true that the U.S. is totally non-challant about the new weapons unveiled by Putin? Doubt it.

Delingpole: NOAA Caught Lying About Arctic Sea Icehttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/24/delingpole-noaa-caught-lying-arctic-sea-ice/

Venezuelans Are Paying a 100% Premium for Cash – It’s yet another infuriating inconvenience of living in an imploding economy – by Andrew Rosati – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-02/venezuelans-are-paying-a-100-premium-for-cash
Israel Is Directly Arming Seven Militant Groups In Southern Syria – Mediahttps://southfront.org/israel-directly-arming-seven-militant-groups-syria-media/

Cities can change the fate of the world’s climate outlook: Christiana Figueres – by Vaidehi Shah – http://www.eco-business.com/news/cities-can-change-the-fate-of-the-worlds-climate-outlook-christiana-figueres/ – “In a recent interview with Eco-Business, Figueres, who will be delivering the keynote address that the upcoming Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF) conference, says: ‘Cities are the key to the future of this planet, for two simple reasons’… ‘First, almost three quarters of the world’s population will be living in cities within the next 20 years. Second, cities are from a regional perspective the highest emitters of greenhouse gases,’ she says… ‘If we do not create better cities, 80 per cent of global emissions could come from cities,’ she adds.”

Why South Africa’s govt plans to strip land from white farmershttps://www.rt.com/news/420181-south-africa-land-redistribution-explained/ – “The amount of land actually owned by whites is a contentious and much-debated issue. The statistics remain unclear. Many South African politicians in favor of land reform claim that, in a country of 55 million people, a mere 40,000 white farmers own 80 percent of the country’s agricultural land. However, a study by fact-checking website Africa Check found that the claim isn’t supported by any dataset, labelling it incorrect… ‘Land ownership is still deeply skewed along racial lines, but these figures do not illuminate the current land dispensation,’ Professor Cherryl Walker said.”

In A Landslide Victory The Strongest Anti-NDAA Bill In America Passes Out Of The Idaho House of Representativeshttps://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/landslide-victory-strongest-anti-ndaa-bill-america-passes-idaho-house-representatives.html – “Ammon Bundy says: ‘As you may be aware; The Restoring Constitutional Governance Act was passed in the Idaho House with a final vote of 63-4-3. To this I loudly applaud the Idaho house representatives. This combined effort to defend each other against secrete acts of violence from our government is a great example of how people unite in maintaining and defending individual rights. I humbly remind each of you that the primary taker of life, liberty and happiness in the past has been those working in government position, especially on national levels. For this reason our nation was built upon constitutional limits including checks and balances between local, State and federal. The only purpose for any government is to assist individuals in claiming, using and defending their rights so they can live happy and free. The Idaho house of representatives have taken great steps to defend the people’s rights. I thank and honor them for this and ask that the Senate and Governor do the same by making the Restoring Constitutional Governance Act protective law in Idaho. I also want to thank those at PANDA for their great efforts in bring needed awareness to the perverse and horrifying act of US Congress known as the NDAA.’ ”

Prince William to visit Israel this summer, in first official trip by UK royal – Kensington Palace says Duke of Cambridge will also travel to Palestinian territories and Jordan; Netanyahu hails ‘historic’ visit – by Michael Bachner and Raoul Wootliff – https://www.timesofisrael.com/prince-william-to-visit-israel-this-summer-in-first-official-royal-visit/ – ” ‘The visit is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government and has been welcomed by the Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian authorities,’ the statement added… Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the announcement of the upcoming trip by the second-in-line to the throne… ‘This is a historic visit, the first of its kind, and he will be welcomed here with great affection,’ Netanyahu added. ‘I have ordered the Foreign Ministry director-general to coordinate preparations for the visit to ensure its success.’ ” (emphasis added) – Comment: Netanyahu – Affection? Scary.

Lavrov Accuses US Of Psyching Up EU Armies For Use Of Nukes Against Russiahttps://southfront.org/lavrov-accuses-us-of-psyching-up-eu-armies-for-use-of-nukes-against-russia/ – ” ‘Russia has no deployed tactical nuclear weapons. Nor does it hold any training to practice methods of how to use it. We have accumulated the available warheads at central storage facilities in our national territory,’ Lavrov said. ‘In this situation the existence in Europe of US tactical nuclear weapons ready for use is not just a Cold War rudiment, but an outspokenly aggressive stance.’ ”

from the Gettin-Kinda-Obvious Desk: Trump: ‘Take guns first,’ then ‘go through due process’ (w/video 30sec)http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/trump-take-guns-first-then-go-through-due-process/

Putin: The Man Who Stopped Washington’s Regime Change Rampage – by Mike Whitney – http://www.unz.com/mwhitney/putin-the-man-who-stopped-washingtons-regime-change-rampage/ – “The only place where people have a negative view of Putin is in the United States (14 percent) and EU (28 percent), the two locations where he is relentlessly savaged by the media and excoriated by the political class. This should come as no surprise to Americans who know that the chances of stumbling across an article that treats Putin with even minimal objectivity is about as likely as finding a copper coin at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The consensus view of the western media is that Putin is a maniacal autocrat who kills journalists and political opponents (no proof), who meddles in US elections to “sow discord” and destroy our precious democracy (no proof), and who is conducting a secret and sinister cyberwar against the United States. (no proof). It’s a pathetic litany of libels and fabrications, but its impact on the brainwashed American people has been quite impressive as Gallup’s results indicate. Bottom line: Propaganda works.”

Eastern Ghouta in the shoes of Aleppo: the media propaganda again – by Matija Lukač – http://balkanspost.com/article/445/eastern-gouta-shoes-aleppo-media-propaganda – “Even though terrorists groups very often fight against each other, they do feel a threat to their existence which might force them to join their forces against the Syrian Arab Army and its allies. It is easy to predict that the 30 day cessation of hostilities will fail. After all, peace is not in the interest of the terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta, nor is it in the interest of Western powers who will never get over the fact that their criminal regime change plan miserably failed in Syria. It is especially not in the interest of corporate media, who will lose the opportunity to demonize the Syrian leadership further, like they did in Aleppo.”

More Americans now support a universal basic income – • Forty-eight percent of Americans support a universal basic income • Longtime advocates say we’re closer than ever to adopting the program – by Annie Nova – https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/26/roughly-half-of-americans-now-support-universal-basic-income.html – “That’s changed — and quickly. Today, 48 percent of Americans support it, according to a new Northeastern University/Gallup survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults… The survey looked at universal basic income as a solution for Americans who have lost jobs to automation… ‘It represents an enormous increase in support,’ said Widerquist, an associate professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and an advocate for a universal basic income. ‘It’s really promising.’ ” (emphasis added)

Sweden’s Economy To Be Completely Stripped Of Cash – by Hoikkala and Billner – https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2018/02/28/swedens-economy-completely-stripped-cash/ – “Sweden is moving toward a situation where ‘the public’s means of payments is controlled by commercial parties,’ Ingves said in an op-ed in Dagens Nyheter. ‘That could become problematic, especially in a crisis situation.’.. The amount of cash in circulation in Sweden last year dropped to the lowest level since 1990 and is now more than 40 percent below its 2007 peak. The declines in 2016 and 2017 were the biggest on record.”

Why Wayne LaPierre’s CPAC speech freaked out Jews and heartened anti-Semites – by Andrew Silow-Carroll – http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/why-wayne-lapierres-cpac-speech-freaked-out-jews-and-heartened-anti-semites/ – “The fact that he singled out three Jews — and later, the late Jewish community organizer Saul Alinsky — was alarming to many on Twitter and to two columnists for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Bradley Burston wrote that LaPierre’s defense of gun rights ‘included expressions of dog-whistle anti-Semitism reminiscent of the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion,’ with descriptions of a powerful plot to destroy America’s freedom by ‘European-style Socialists’ who he said had taken over the Democratic Party.’ Rabbi Avraham Bronstein of Long Island’s Hampton Synagogue wrote that LaPierre ‘delivered a Christian nationalist call to arms that should be chilling to us all,’ and that the ‘association of Jews with shadowy foreign threats is not new in this political moment.’ ” – Comment: Assertions of long-term plans to destroy America’s freedom are paranoid ravings.

from a good friend: David Hogg is employed by defense contractor Cubic Simulation Systems. Kevin Ralph Hogg, former FBI agent and Navy pilot, works at the CSS branch in Pompano Beach, which produces the shooter-training system that uses the same laser-aimed rifle used by the “full metal gear” gunman, as witnessed by a teacher quoted in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Watch the Cubic promo video (linked below) to understand the accuracy of gunfire from the Parkland shooters. The Hogg family are fake “anti-gun” agents of disinfo from the Military-Industry Complex… I took a screenshot of his LinkedIn account (below) that proves he works for Cubic Simulation Systems.

Alert: Dems Introduce Bill To Ban Semi-Automatic Firearms – ‘This bill would ban virtually every self-defense handgun sold in the U.S.,’ says NRA – by Jamie White – https://www.infowars.com/alert-dems-introduce-bill-to-ban-semi-automatic-firearms/

https://youtu.be/cMFIWBQB1kE

from the Thicker-Higher-Deeper Desk: Navy Deploys Destroyers To Black Sea To “Desensitize” Russia To US Presence – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-21/navy-deploys-destroyers-black-sea-desensitize-russia-us-presence – ” ‘Our decision to have two ships simultaneously operate in the Black Sea is proactive, not reactive,’ said Vice Adm. Christopher Grady, commander of 6th Fleet, which oversees U.S. naval operations in the region. ‘The continued presence of the U.S. Navy in the Black Sea demonstrates our enduring commitment to regional stability, maritime security of our Black Sea partners, and the collective defense of our NATO allies,’ he added.” (emphasis added)

Hungary New NGO Bill Aims to ‘Stop Soros’ – by F. William Engdahl – https://journal-neo.org/2018/02/22/hungary-new-ngo-bill-aims-to-stopsoros/ – ‘On February 13 the Hungarian Parliament received drafts of three bills, popularly referred to in Hungarian media as the “Stop Soros” bills. They aim at groups working on asylum and migration issues in Hungary. The bills have drawn predictable howls of protest from not only a leading NGO financed by Soros, but also from the EU Commission in Brussels, and from the United Nations. First to the actual content of the proposed laws.”

Swamp Stink Special: A Rubin Sandwich, Covered In Schiff – by Roger Stone – https://stonecoldtruth.com/swamp-stink-special-a-rubin-sandwich-covered-in-schiff/ – “Well, another Trump-Russia collusion hoax-peddler from another leftist media rag is out with another specious, conclusory attempt to reinforce yet another bunch of Schiff floated downstream by House Intelligence Committee Democrats in the form of a 10-page “rebuttal” memo replete with all kinds of clever stories and, as expected, absolutely ZERO evidence to support anything in the Democrats’ ceaseless carousel of phony allegations against the president and his 2016 campaign… This time the designated Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theorist is an actual creature of the Beltway Swamp, where democracy goes to be thwarted by “Democrats.” But to call the duplicitous Trump-deranged neo-liberal Washington Post warmongress-in-chief Jennifer Rubin a ‘conspiracy theorist’ would be a terrible insult to that moniker, even as a CIA-invented pejorative.”

from the Beyond-Incredulity Desk: U.N. Links North Korea to Syria’s Chemical Weapon Program – by Michael Schwirtz – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/27/world/asia/north-korea-syria-chemical-weapons-sanctions.html – “The evidence of a North Korean connection comes as the United States and other countries have accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons on civilians, including recent attacks on civilians in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta using what appears to have been chlorine gas… The supplies from North Korea include acid-resistant tiles, valves and thermometers, according to a report by United Nations investigators. North Korean missile technicians have also been spotted working at known chemical weapons and missile facilities inside Syria, according to the report, which was written by a panel of experts who looked at North Korea’s compliance with United Nations sanctions.” – Comment: Interested in some beachfront property in Arizona?

FBI and Sheriff Either Failed Miserably Before Parkland Shooting… Or Much Worse – by Joe Jarvis – http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/fbi-and-sheriff-either-failed-miserably-before-parkland-shooting-or-much-worse/ – “Scott Israel wants to blame the NRA when it was his department that failed to prevent and then failed to stop this shooting. Why is he being paraded around the news as if his opinion on guns matters? He is the poster child for why you should never have to depend on law enforcement… This man is a typical politician. In fact, he was on the Florida Leadership Council of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign.

Federal Court Quietly Rules “Assault Rifles” Not Protected by 2nd Amendment – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/federal-court-quietly-rules-assault-rifles-not-protected-2nd-amendment.html – “As NBC reports, however, Judge William Traxler issued a dissent. By concluding the Second Amendment doesn’t even apply, Traxler wrote, the majority “has gone to greater lengths than any other court to eviscerate the constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms.” He also wrote that the court did not apply a strict enough review on the constitutionality of the law… ‘For a law-abiding citizen who, for whatever reason, chooses to protect his home with a semi-automatic rifle instead of a semi-automatic handgun, Maryland’s law clearly imposes a significant burden on the exercise of the right to arm oneself at home, and it should at least be subject to strict scrutiny review before it is allowed to stand,’ Traxler wrote.” – Comment: This 14-Judge Court is in Maryland, right next to DC. Doesn’t it seem a tad coincidental that this ruling and the “grassroots student activism” that has suddenly burst out nationwide just appeared in the immediate aftermath of this (IMO) highly questionable event?

The Victims Of the Ghouta Siege MSM Doesn’t Want You To See – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/the-victims-of-the-ghouta-siege-msm-doesnt-want-you-to-see.html – “It is a real-life tragedy that so many people in Damascus and East Ghouta have been killed as a result of the necessity of this operation to liberate the suburb. It’s an even bigger tragedy that many more are going to be killed in the process. But this tragedy would never have occurred had the United States not funded a proxy army to destroy the Syrian government in 2011 and it would not continue if the U.S would cease doing so today. It is not the fault of the Syrian government that so many people have died in the operation to liberate East Ghouta nor is it the fault of Russia. The blame lies solely at the feet of the United States, NATO, Israel, and the GCC as well as at the feet of the mainstream corporate media of the West.”

from the Pull-The-Other-Leg Desk: Wounded student: ‘I’m so grateful to be here’ (CNN video 2 min) – https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2018/02/26/madeleine-wilford-parkland-florida-school-shooting-sot.cnn – Madeleine Wilford was supposedly shot 4 times at close range by Nikolas Cruz 12 days ago, but heroically gives a press conference, fully ambulatory. Her brother says that “She’s serving as a thing people can look to and see as a sign of hope” – http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/good-news/teen-madeleine-wilford-shot-four-times-by-nikolas-cruz-during-the-florida-school-shooting-at-marjory-stoneman-douglas-high-school-is-a-sign-of-hope/news-story/7e28fa980ed558fe88671ab916f930b1 – “Her mother, Missy Cantrell Wilford, thanked God for saving her daughter… ‘I feel Blessed beyond words, knowing that many didn’t survive,’ she said. ‘She had [a bullet] that went through her back, crushing her ribs, piercing through her right lung and exiting through her stomach… Several went through the shoulder and travelled the length of her right arm before exiting … Even after all of that, the bullets missed her liver, reproduction organs, heart, she could have been paralysed. It is a miracle, she said (emphases added): http://torrentinvites.org/f24/madeleine-wilford-shot-four-times-nikolas-cruz-during-florida-school-shooting-383285/Comment: Reminds me a lot of the dancer who lost her foot at the Boston hoax, er, Bombing, and was back in the dance studio two weeks later.

US Warns Iraq Against Buying Russian S-400 Air Defenses – Washington has told Baghdad getting Russian missiles would result in US sanctions – by Marko Marjanovi – https://russia-insider.com/en/us-warns-iraq-against-buying-russian-s-400-air-defenses/ri22618

My First Day as CIA Director – by Ray McGovern – https://consortiumnews.com/2018/02/22/my-first-day-as-cia-director/ – “Last time my name was offered in nomination for the position – by The Nation publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel – I did not hold my breath waiting for a call from the White House. Her nomination came in the afterglow of my fortuitous, four-minute debate with then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, when I confronted him on his lies about the attack on Iraq, on May 4, 2006 on national TV. Since it was abundantly clear that Rumsfeld and I would not get along, I felt confident I had royally disqualified myself… This time around, on the off-chance I do get the nod, I have taken the time to prepare the agenda for my first few days as CIA director. Here’s how Day One looks so far:…”

YouTube – PLEASE HELP SAVE OUR COMMUNITY (21 min) – (YouTube channels for the ENTIRE AIR GUN INDUSTRY are being permanently removed without recourse)

https://youtu.be/Vs19JYvL5Jg

Broward County Sheriff Denies Mishandling Shooting Response (w/video of Sheriff evading question by Jake Tapper) – by Amber Athey – http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/25/broward-county-sheriff-shooting-response/ – Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel declined to answer when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked him if four deputies were ordered to stand down during the Parkland school shooting

from the Here-We-Go Desk: White Helmets Accuse Syrian Forces Of Using Toxic Gas In Eastern Ghoutahttps://southfront.org/white-helmets-accuse-syrian-forces-using-toxic-gas-eastern-ghouta/ – “Twitter: The White Helmets @SyriaCivilDef – Following a Regime chlorine gas attack in #Shyfuniat city in #EasternGhouta, one child was killed and widespread suffocation occurred among civilians including 2 @SyriaCivilDefe volunteers. #SaveGhouta pic.twitter.com/W2n10KGfbf 12:26 – 25 Feb 2018 – 277 likes 473 people are talking about this” – Note: Both Russia and Iran (Rogue nations, to be sure) have been reporting for two weeks that the White Helmets were preparing false flag chemical attacks.

SILENCE! Twitter, YouTube scrubbing all content and banning all users who question the official (false) narrative on the Florida school shooting (w/videos) – by Mike Adams – http://leftcult.com/2018-02-25-twitter-youtube-scrubbing-all-content-and-banning-all-users-who-question-official-narrative.htmlNote: Adams urges us to vote “against Democrats” forever, to fight Fascism (?)

Syria ceasefire not to affect offensive in Afrin: Turkeyhttp://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/25/553592/Afrin-Turkey-Security-Council-foreign-ministry-resolution – ” ‘We welcome the resolution adopted by the UN Security Council in response to the worsening humanitarian situation all across Syria, in particular in Eastern Ghouta,’ Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday… However, the ministry added, Turkey ‘will remain resolute in fighting against the terrorist organizations that threaten the territorial integrity and political unity of Syria.’ ” (emphasis added) – Comment: Protecting the territorial integrity of Syria

For the Week of 2/19/18:

Iran’s Zarif says Israel’s ‘myth of invincibility’ has crumbled (Munich Security Conference) (29 min)

https://youtu.be/YLQh8j-KomI

Comment: From my perspective there are lightyears of separation between the reasonable tone and frank acknowledgement of fact that Mr Zarif expresses here and the deception and weaponized language which seems to predominate in the political speech of the West and the global hegemonic interests. Highly recommended.

UN Security Council Passed Resolution On Syria Ceasefirehttps://southfront.org/un-security-council-passed-resolution-on-syria-ceasefire/ – “Bashar Jaafari, Syria’s ambassador to the UN, welcomed the resolution and confirmed that Damascus government will comply with it. However, Jaafari pointed out that the opposition militants have never respected any ceasefire agreement upon orders from their foreign backers… On the other side, the main opposition forces in the East Ghouta pocket, Jaysh al-Islam, Faylaq al-Rahman and the Ahrar al-Sham Movement are yet to announce their position from the new UN resolution. These forces broke a similar ceasefire agreement, which was agreed upon during the Vienna talks on January 26.”

Syrian Army Starts Ground Operation In Eastern Ghouta, Captures Four Locations (Map)https://southfront.org/syrian-army-starts-ground-operation-in-eastern-ghouta-captures-four-locations-map/

LA Has Criminalized Poverty By Making It Illegal To Sleep In Cars and RVs – by John Vibes – http://trueorganicandfree.com/la-criminalized-poverty-making-illegal-sleep-cars-rvs/ – “Policies like this can have disastrous consequences, in Canada where laws like this have been implemented for some time, one man racked up over $110,000 worth of fines for essentially being homeless… Last year, The Mind Unleashed reported that the city of Seattle was planning to set up razor-wire fencing to keep homeless populations from camping. Then, earlier this year we reported that San Francisco was using Robots scare homeless people away from encampments and report them to police… Not soon after that, the city of San Francisco spent $8,700 installing large boulders under overpasses to prevent homeless people from setting up camps.”

Another One! Florida Father Said CNN Was Recruiting People Specifically To Push a Narrative – by Lawrence Richard – http://news.sarahpalin-blog.com/2018/02/23/another-one-florida-father-said-cnn-recruiting-people-specifically-push-narrative/ – “Andrew Klein, whose daughter attends Stoneman Douglas High School, says that a CNN producer told him the day after the shooting they were looking for people to do interviews who would ‘espouse a certain narrative which was taking the tragedy and turning it into a policy debate.’ ”

Syria’s UN Envoy: Endangering Lives Of 8 Million Civilians In Damascus To Protect Terrorists In Eastern Ghouta Is Unacceptablehttps://southfront.org/syrias-un-envoy-endangering-lives-8-million-civilians-damascus-protect-terrorists-eastern-ghouta-unacceptable/ – ” ‘We are certain that these practices will continue and some UN bodies will overlook the urgent serious information we submitted about the armed terrorist groups’ preparations for a new “big spectacle” which suggests that the Syrian government has used toxic chemicals against civilians in the Eastern Ghouta where these groups fabricate evidence, train its members to act as if they are exposed to these toxic materials in order to be photographed by known media networks and Lowcock’s reporters and accuse the Syrian Arab army of this crime,’ said al-Jaafari…He noted that the Syrian government has consistently sent letters to the UN Secretary General and President of the UN Security Council for like 2 months documenting the number of victims and material damage as well as the shells which rained down on Damascus over the past few weeks and reached 1200 shells.”

State Chinese Paper Encourages U.S. To Restrict Guns To “Protect Human Rights” – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/china-encourages-us-restrict-guns-protect-human-rights.html – “This advice comes from a communist country where they have spikes on the ground for the homeless. So tell me how spikes are a “right of life?”.. Besides showing disregard for the poor, President Xi Jinping’s administration has seen a sweeping crackdown on lawyers and activists over the past few years, enacting new laws under the guise of “national security” since Xi Jinping took power in 2012… Among those, there have been nearly 250 targeted individuals who were questioned or detained by state security agents following the unprecedented government crackdown on human rights lawyers and other activists that started in July 2015; nine were convicted of “subverting state power,” “inciting subversion of state power” or “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” according to Amnesty.org.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Interesting that Chinese media seem to be cooperating and working in concert with “Western Media” as this Anti-gun Push accelerates.

A good article and my comment on it: The very interesting article – Weaponized Consensus by the Collective Establishes Counterfeit Premises to Control Contrived Contingencies – by Doug “Uncola” Lynn – is found here: https://thetollonline.com/2018/02/22/weaponized-consensus-by-the-collective-establishes-counterfeit-premises-to-control-contrived-contingencies/ – The comment I put up (awaiting moderation) is:

Scott Peck is entirely incorrect is selling the concept that “people of the lie” are different than the ordinary garden-variety ego. Everyone is capable of making mistakes (unskillful behavior) based on ignorant misperception of reality (the non-dual synergy of consciousness and the world-of-form). Developing skill is a process of realizing how we are degrading the QUALITY OF OUR OWN LIVES by invading the lives of other beings and of living systems, and doing THE WORK of changing our behavior. Even THE WORST “luciferian” miscreants can (and will) eventually learn the price that their ignorance is costing them. All are worthy of clemency when they repent.

from the FYI Desk: Did the Massachusetts Legislature Become the Catalyst for Civil War II? – by Dave Hodges – “http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/massachusetts-legislature-become-catalyst-civil-war-ii/ – “Massachusetts is that first foolish state to move on the Second Amendment, but certainly will not be the last state to ban bump stocks for firearms… History has spoken on this issue, and American politicians are not listening to the lessons previously learned… The bump stock confiscation law went into effect almost three weeks ago. Have the police had to hire new employees who are needed to assist in the collection of these now banned accessories? Not exactly, because after three weeks, the police cannot believe the fact that only four, count’em, FOUR people have turned in their bump stock… If America will not surrender bump stocks, they will never surrender their guns. Nobody knew when Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated, that would set off World War I and millions would die. The same could be said here. This irresponsible and unconstitutional action by the Massachusetts Legislature could very well be the catalyst for civil war. The ball now lies in the court of the Deep State, because the people are clearly saying no to gun control.”

Does Jihad Really Have “Nothing to do with Islam”? – by Denis MacEoin – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11623/jihad-islam – “In taking that stance, McMaster has broken with many members of his own staff, several of whom he was later to fire, and with the Trump administration itself. This desire to deny a connection between Islam and terrorism or to distinguish between a “pure” Islamic religion and “perversions” of it had been for many years a characteristic of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, as well as Hillary Clinton’s tweets, when “this has nothing to do with Islam” was an oft-repeated refrain… One of the people whom McMaster fired is Richard Higgins, a top NSC official who had written a memoir in which he warned of the dangers of radical Islam and its alliance with the far Left. In a lengthy document, Higgins wrote… ‘

from the Propaganda-Drumbeat-Report Desk: Death toll in Syria enclave tops 500 after UN delays truce vote – Syrian and Russian forces launch new airstrikes on besieged Eastern Ghouta, controlled by two Islamist factions and ex-Al-Qaeda affiliate – by Hasan Mohamed (apparent Jihadist working for Times of Israel) – https://www.timesofisrael.com/death-toll-in-syria-enclave-tops-500-after-un-delays-truce-vote/ – “More than 120 children have been among the dead in the bombing campaign that the regime launched last Sunday on the enclave just outside Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said… The Britain-based monitor of the war said at least 29 civilians were killed in Saturday’s strikes, including 17 in the main town of Douma… The rebels have been firing back (Note: In fact, the “rebels”/”moderate terrorists” have been firing on civilians in Demascus for 4 years, killing hundreds) into Damascus, where a hospital was hit on Friday, state news agency SANA reported… At least 16 civilians have been killed in eastern districts of the capital since Sunday, according to state media, and many residents have sought temporary accommodation elsewhere for fear of a further intensification of the fighting.” (emphasis added) – Comment: The “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” is one man, Rami Abdulrahman, reporting throughout the war against Syria from Coventry, UK. He is getting these reports on the “Horror” of the “Assad Regime’s” attacks on East Ghouta from the infamous White Helmets, an arm of Al Nusra Front. – See also by Hassan Mohamed: https://www.timesofisrael.com/strikes-pound-syrias-eastern-ghouta-as-world-fumbles-for-response/https://www.timesofisrael.com/five-day-assault-on-syria-enclave-kills-more-than-400-civilians/

Israel and Iran: Inching Toward Armed Conflict – by Peter Korzun – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/02/22/israel-and-iran-inching-toward-armed-conflict.html – “Israel would wage electronic warfare against Iran’s military and civilian infrastructure, such as its electric grids and Internet, creating interference with Iran’s emergency frequencies…After the war has begun, Israel will come under rocket and missile attack from Iran’s proxies: Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hezbollah has up to 150,000 rockets that can reach anywhere in Israel. It is true however, that Israel possesses a sophisticated, multilayer, air-defense shield. A first-class intelligence and early-warning system will mitigate the fallout, but substantial damage will be unavoidable… Israeli troops will have to deploy in the Strip and move across the Lebanese border. But the Shia group will have to fight on two fronts: in Syria to prop up the Assad government, and in Lebanon against Israel. Syria is likely to find itself involved in combat operations. Israel will go to any length to keep Iran and Hezbollah away from its border.”

Jaysh al-Islam Shells Damascus With Heavy Rockets. Russian Warplanes Respondhttps://southfront.org/jaysh-al-islam-shells-damascus-with-heavy-rockets-russian-warplanes-respond-video-photos/ – “Jaysh al-Islam likely targeted the Rukn al-Din district with a Syrian-made Maysalun unguided artillery rocket. The rocket is a copy of the Iranian Zelzal-2 rocket. Maysalun has a range of 210km and a heavy high explosive (HE) warhead.”

Turkish Presidential Spokesman Says Any Forces Assiting YPG Are ‘Legitimate Targets’https://southfront.org/turkish-presidential-spokesman-says-any-forces-assiting-ypg-are-legitimate-targets/ – ” ‘Every step taken in support for the YPG terror organization would mean [any forces intervening on the Kurdish militants’ side] are on the same level as terror organizations. And for us, that would make them legitimate targets,’ the official said. ‘It doesn’t matter who makes such an attempt, there will be serious consequences.’ ” – Comment: If the Turkish Army or their proxy fighters fire on the Syrian Arab Army, I would say all bets on the course of this 6-year war on Syria by the Atlanticist Empire will be off.

from the The-Propaganda-War-Is-ON! Desk: UN Chief Appeals for Truce for Syria’s Besieged E. Ghoutahttps://www.voanews.com/a/un-appeals-cease-fire-syria-eastern-ghouta/4264312.html – “Secretary-General António Guterres is appealing to the council to approve an urgent 30-day halt in fighting across Syria and to help the 400,000 besieged residents of eastern Ghouta, who he said, “live in hell on earth.”.. ‘I believe eastern Ghouta cannot wait,’ Guterres said of the northern rebel-held enclave that has been under siege by pro-government forces since 2013. “’y appeal to all those involved, is for an immediate suspension of all war activities in eastern Ghouta, allowing for humanitarian aid to reach all those in need.’.. Last year, the enclave was designated as one of four de-escalation zones in a deal with President Bashar al-Assad’s supporters Russia and Iran, along with Turkey.” – Comment: This article is so full of lies one doesn’t know where to begin.

Delingpole: NOAA Caught Adjusting Big Freeze out of Existencehttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/20/delingpole-noaa-caught-adjusting-big-freeze-out-of-existence/ – “That’s because, as Paul Homewood has discovered, NOAA has been cooking the books. Yet again – presumably for reasons more to do with ideology than meteorology – NOAA has adjusted past temperatures to look colder than they were and recent temperatures to look warmer than they were… We’re not talking fractions of a degree, here. The adjustments amount to a whopping 3.1 degrees F. This takes us well beyond the regions of error margins or innocent mistakes and deep into the realm of fiction and political propaganda… Homewood first smelt a rat when he examined the New York data sets.

Russia Conspiracy Theorists Have Failed To Meet Their Burden Of Proof – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/russia-conspiracy-theorists-have-failed-to-meet-their-burden-of-proof-17022aac7b20 – “One of the very few interesting specks of light on this scene has been Aaron Maté and his unusual knack for convincing promulgators of the establishment Russia narrative to debate him, shining a big spotlight on just how weak the argument is. In December he famously debated “Collusion” author Luke Harding in a beatdown that was the verbal equivalent of watching a prime Mike Tyson fight Bruno Mars, and he recently had a more low-key but equally revealing interview with John Feffer of Lobelog and Foreign Policy in Focus.” – Comment: Caitlin continues to wow me with the quality of her analyses and prose.

US meddled in foreign votes ‘for good cause’ – former CIA director James Woolsey (4 min)https://youtu.be/IszoSW2oEDYComment: Woolseys response to interviewer Laura Ingraham is most amusing…

‘No Cash’ Signs Swamp Sweden, Central Bank Under Scrutiny – by Amanda Billner – https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2018/02/19/no-cash-signs-swamp-sweden-central-bank-scrutiny/ – “Value of Swedish notes and coins in circulation has dropped to the lowest level since 1990… Last year, the amount of cash in circulation in Sweden dropped to the lowest level since 1990 and is more than 40 percent below its 2007 peak. The declines in 2016 and 2017 were the biggest on record… An annual survey by Insight Intelligence released last month found that only 25 percent of Swedes paid in cash at least once a week in 2017, down from 63 percent just four years ago. A full 36 percent never use cash, or just pay with it once or twice a year.”

UNESCO demonstrates multi-pronged approach to resilient citieshttp://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/02/18/unesco-demonstrates-multi-pronged-approach-resilient-cities/ – “For cities to be inclusive, safe and resilient, governments, mayors and local stakeholders need urban policies that integrate the soft power of culture, education, science and social integration, as suggested in the New Urban Agenda adopted at the Habitat III conference in 2016. UNESCO’s participation at the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-13 February 2018, demonstrated this with five events engaging international and local voices on how cities can forge a sustainable future.” – Note: from the website ModernDiplomacy.eu, showing that the push for diplomacy has now migrated from the “nation state” to the “city state” in the minds of the controllers.

Liberals Agree: Russia Committed an ‘Act of War’, a ‘Pearl Harbor’, a ‘9/11’! (!) – by Glenn Greenwald – https://russia-insider.com/en/liberals-agree-russia-committed-act-war-pearl-harbor-911/ri22574 – “IN THE WAKE of last week’s indictments alleging that 13 Russian nationals and entities created fake social media accounts and sponsored political events to sow political discord in the U.S., something of a consensus has arisen in the political and media class (with some notable exceptions) that these actions not only constitute an “act of war” against the U.S., but one so grave that it is tantamount to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Indeed, that Russia’s alleged “meddling” is comparable to the two most devastating attacks in U.S. history has, overnight, become a virtual cliché.”

Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse – The Strange New Pathologies of the World’s First Rich Failed State – by Umair Haque – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48807.htm – “American collapse is much more severe than we suppose it is. We are underestimating its magnitude, not overestimating it. American intellectuals, media, and thought doesn’t put any of its problems in global or historical perspective — but when they are seen that way, America’s problems are revealed to be not just the everyday nuisances of a declining nation, but something more like a body suddenly attacked by unimagined diseases.”

Scientists Create Human-Sheep Chimera With Hopes of Affordable Organ Transplantshttp://www.thedailysheeple.com/scientists-create-human-sheep-chimera-with-hopes-of-affordable-organ-transplants_022018 – “This week, the team from Stanford University was able to grow a sheep embryo injected with adult human stem cells for 28 days, including 21 days inside a sheep, it announced at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Austin, Texas, the Guardian reports. The experiment had to be terminated, as the law prohibits developing cross-species embryos, called chimera, for more than 28 days… Researchers had already created the first human-pig hybrid.”

US seeks to double AK-47 supply to Syrian PARTNERS (emphasis added) – by Jack Detsch – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/us-double-ak47-supply-partners-syria-pentagon.html – “Budget figures released Feb. 15 reveal that the Pentagon plans to give its Syrian partners — including the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) — more than 25,000 AK-47s, the gas-powered Soviet-era gun that has become a fixture in Syria’s seven-year civil war. The low cost and accessibility of the Kalashnikovs make them easy for US-backed troops to sustain as the Pentagon looks to hold territory won back from the Islamic State (IS) in the Euphrates River Valley.” (emphasis added)

Here’s how Mueller’s latest indictment further discredits the Trump Dossier – Trump Dossier alleges collusion between Trump Campaign and Russia but fails to report events which actually took place – by Alexander Mercouris – http://theduran.com/mueller-indictment-discredits-trump-dossier/ – “Despite Edward Luce’s desperate efforts to argue otherwise, Mueller’s latest indictment far from corroborating the Trump Dossier, has done the opposite… With the Trump Dossier – the lynchpin of the whole collusion case – not just unverified and discredited but proved repeatedly to have been completely uninformed about events which were actually going on, why do some people persist in pretending that there is still a collusion case to investigate?”

State election officials across country returning to paper ballotshttps://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/02/18/state-election-officials-across-country-returning-paper-ballots/mVoVKD6SW41yNejR327y6H/story.html – “I’ve always been in favor of paper ballots, even when it was fashionable to use electronic systems,” said Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin. “You take the card, you mark your choices, you take it to the box. You ensure it’s counted. All the cards are retained. If there’s a question you can go in and count the cards.”

Top (Israeli) general says IDF gearing up for war in 2018 – Head of military operations says neither side wants all-out conflict, but Assad’s victories in Syrian civil war are making it far more likely – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/top-general-says-idf-gearing-up-for-war-in-2018/ – ” ‘In the northern arena, there is a change coming due to the strategic developments in the Syrian internal fighting. The Iranians and Hezbollah, who are backing [Assad], are getting freed up to start building their power,’ he said… ‘We are not allowing these things to happen without our involvement. We are acting and will continue to act,’ he continued, apparently referring to reported Israeli airstrikes in Syria against Hezbollah and Iranian targets.”

Escalation in Syria – How Far Can the Russians be Pushed? – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/escalation-in-syria-how-far-can-the-russians-be-pushed/ – “The main problem in Syria is the fact that the US and the Israelis are currently operating in the Syrian skies with total impunity. If this changes, this will be a slow and gradual process. First, there would be a few isolated losses (like the Israeli F-16 recently), then we would see that the location of US and/or Israeli airstrikes would gradually shift from urban centers and central command posts to smaller, more isolated targets (such as vehicle columns). This would indicate an awareness that the most lucrative targets are already too well defended. Eventually, the number of air sorties would be gradually replaced by cruise and ballistic missiles strikes. Underlying it all would be a shift from offensive air operations to force protection which, in turn, would give the Syrians, Iranians, and Hezbollah a much easier environment to operate in. But the necessary first step for any of that to happen would be to dramatically increase the capability of Syrian air defenses.”

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisitionhttp://www.internationalman.com/articles/nobody-expects-the-spanish-inquisition – “Social Justice” trends historically have resulted in mass violence and tragedy. Could it happen again?

Mueller Indictment – The “Russian Influence” Is A Commercial Marketing Scheme – by Moon of Alabama – http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/02/mueller-indictement-the-russian-influence-is-a-commercial-marketing-scheme.html – The indictment is fodder for the public to prove that the Mueller investigation is “doing something”. It distracts from further questioning the origin of the Steele dossier. It is full of unproven assertions and assumptions. It is a sham in that none of the Russian persons or companies indicted will ever come in front of a U.S. court. That is bad because the indictment is build on the theory of a new crime which, unless a court throws it out, can be used to incriminate other people in other cases and might even apply to this blog. The later part of this post will refer to that… In the early 1990s some dude in St. Petersburg made a good business selling hot dogs. He opened a colorful restaurant. Local celebrities and politicians were invited to gain notoriety while the restaurant served cheap food for too high prices. It was a good business. A few years later he moved to Moscow and gained contracts to cater to schools and to the military. The food he served was still substandard… But catering bad food as school lunches gave him, by chance, the idea for a new business” – Comment: Best analysis of the “Mueller 13” indictments and their implications that I’ve seen.

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):

https://youtu.be/KumKiCc8dKg

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)

https://youtu.be/fZb2OvHVwIo

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)

https://youtu.be/DPT67XxDEeA

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)

https://youtu.be/3vNwe7yKbwo

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

https://youtu.be/NQL3rX6xWRg

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doOztgjJBdY

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On1aY3Q3Qn8

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

https://youtu.be/MdVRD81T9iM

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)

https://youtu.be/m7NXfuMhIwc

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2BmsQ59dng

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):

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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):

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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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