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For the Week of 7/9/18:

World Cup final interrupted by pitch invasion, Pussy Riot claims responsibility

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

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

Trump Should Fire Rosenstein Immediately – by Paul Craig Roberts – – “If you read the indictment, you will see that it consists of nothing but improbable accusations. There is no way on earth that the US Justice (sic) Department would be able to acquire the information in this fictional story that Rosenstein has presented. Moreover, there is no sign whatsoever of any evidence in the indictment. Rosenstein knows that he needs no evidence, because the accused will never be brought to trial.”

Body Language analysis – Peter Strzok’s Congressional Hearing (35 min) –

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

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

COLLUSION: Peter Strzok reveals THREE different versions of the ‘Trump Dossier’ – FBI Special agent caught hiding fact of multiple versions of dossier during questioning by House Judiciary Committee – by Seraphim Hanisch –

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

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

Ross Ulbricht Denied Supreme Court Petition as Alleged Silk Road Co-Conspirator Faces Extradition to U.S. – by Derrick Broze – – “The U.S. Supreme Court disagreed with this assessment and decided not to hear the case. ‘The Supreme Court’s denial of Ross’ petition is devastating to us personally, but also to the Fourth Amendment and privacy rights of all Americans,’ Lyn Ulbricht, mother of Ross Ulbricht, told Activist Post… ‘We had hoped that not only would Ross receive relief from the Court, but that the federal government would finally be required to obtain a warrant before surveilling and seizing our internet browsing history.’ ”

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

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

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

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

Tesla seals deal for Shanghai plant to make 500,000 cars a year – Effort will include battery production, R&D center and sales operation – Technocrats are sabotaging their own auto industry, bringing in BMW and now Tesla.

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

Jack Burkman Press Conference on Seth Rich murder investigation with anonymous witness “Luke” – with video (60 min) and transcript:– btw, the author of the transcript mistakenly calls Jack “Mark Burkman.”

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

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

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

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

For the Week of 7/2/18:

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

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

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

Israeli Forces Strike Syrian Forces Positions East Of Golan Heights – “The attack came amid repeated Israeli claims that the Syrian military is about to violate or is already violating the buffer zone between Israel and Syria establsihed under the 1974 agreement. Using this as a pretext, Israeli officials threatened Syria with military strikes.”

Imran Awan Skates – Bill Still reports on Awan plea deal (7 min) –

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

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

“My Street, My Choice!” Website Provides Helpful Guide to Stop 4G and 5G Small Cell Towers From Being Installed Near Homes and Everywhere Else. – by B.N. Frank –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adobe Flash “magazine” from the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ) Judicial Commission on Child Trafficking:

For the Week of 6/25/18:

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

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

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

For the Week of 6/18/18:

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

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

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

This Is Why People Don’t Understand Palestine-Israel – Robert Inlakesh on CNN’s lies on Gaza (13 min) –

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

WATCH: Border Patrol SUV Runs Over Innocent Native American and Drives Off – by Matt Agorist –

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the Week of 6/11/18:

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

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

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

California’s End-Of-Life Law Goes Back Into Effect – A state appeals court this week reinstated the law – by Hoa Quách –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kamala Harris Watch: #EMPOWER California

How Israeli Banks Finance Theft of Palestinian Land – The Aamer family owns about 100 acres of land just half a kilometer from their home village of Mas’ha. But that land now lies on the other side of Israel’s apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank – by Ali Abunimah –

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Facts Proving “They Are Coming For Your Guns” Is Not A Conspiracy Theory – by Rachel Blevins – – “Many of the politicians, mainstream media pundits, and students who call for stricter gun control laws insist that they are only seeking “common sense” gun legislation. But in reality, the real issues that lead to mass shootings are being ignored and the rhetoric that is being shared in the name of “safety,” is instead chipping away at the Second Amendment, and in some cases, pushing to repeal it altogether.”

For the Week of 6/4/18:

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

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

Videos from the ITNJ Judicial Commision – Inquiry into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheddar Man: Science as Propaganda (14 min)

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

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

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

For the Week of 5/28/18:

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

President Trump Tweets MATERIAL NON PUBLIC INFORMATION: Stocks Vault Higher (4 min) – by Greg Mannarino –

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

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

‘Russia-US direct conflict in Syria was close, but avoided’ – Assad to RT (EXCLUSIVE – 28min) –

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

Following Worker Revolt, Google to End Drone Technology Contract with Pentagon – by Julia Conley – – “While the backlash from employees appears to have cooled the company’s relationship with the Pentagon, The Intercept’s Lee Fang reports that Google ‘has not committed to forego signing other military contracts dealing with artificial intelligence, according to multiple people with knowledge of the decision.’ ”

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

Comment on Doucette Sentencing – by Anna Von Reitz –

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the Week of 5/21/18:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Informant or spy? How the FBI targeted Donald Trump. Part 2 (w/Video 19min) –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump Forbids Russian Pipeline. Europe Pushes Back – U.S. may not be able to scuttle the planned Nord Stream 2 project to bring gas to Germany. – by Leonid Bershidsky –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the Week of 5/14/18:

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

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

Why governments are pursuing DEPOPULATION to save themselves from financial collapse (w/Video 17 min) – by Mike Adams –

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

US Special Ops Getting 1000s Of Small Glide Munitions That Pack A Bigger Punch Than Hellfires – “The GBU-69B Small Glide Munitions (SGM) can glide for more than 20 miles and slam into a moving target traveling up to 70 mph with its lightweight, 36-lb. warhead, which is more powerful than a Hellfire, but has about half the weight coming in at 59-lb.”

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

The SES and Serco: 5G Network/Psychotronic Weapons/Brainwave Entrainment/HAARP, Consciousness, Eugenics/Genocide, Military Industrial Complex, Mind Control & PsyOps, Slavery, Space, Weapons – Video on page, 51 min – – “WHO says as of May 15, 44 cases of Ebola have been reported in the DRC and more than 20 people have died. Except for the confirmed case in Mdbandaka, the other cases have been in Bikoro, a remote, northwestern area that is very hard to reach… The Ebola virus is endemic in Congo, and despite Congo’s experience with the disease, the difference between this one and previous outbreaks is the location… Bikoro lies near two major rivers that could transport infected people to urban areas including Kinshasa and Brazzaville. Mbandaka is also on the Congo River about 4,000 kilometers north of Kinshasa, the capital of the DRC, whose population is roughly ten million.” – Comment: I sure hope that Trump is on top of this one…

Exclusive: 40% in U.S. can’t afford middle-class basics – by Steve LeVine & Chris Canipe – – “Quick take: The study, conducted by United Way, found a wide band of working U.S. households that live above the official poverty line, but below the cost of paying ordinary expenses. Based on 2016 data, there were 34.7 million households in that group — double the 16.1 million that are in actual poverty, project director Stephanie Hoopes tells Axios.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Protocols of the Alliance – by c-change – Protocols of the Illuminated Suns of the Golden Dawn (Part 1): – Protocols of the Illuminated Suns of the Golden Dawn (Part 2):

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

THE REAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – QUESTIONS for the Interrogatories – By Rebekah Sutherland –

Proof that Our Federal Government Was Usurped By Foreign Corporations – By Anna Von Reitz –

The United States of America Corporation Listings – Laugh or weep …??? – by JohnHenryHill –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russia in Flurry of Diplomatic Activity Over Iran Deal – by Charles Maynes –

For the Week of 5/7/18:

What else is Washington hiding about US participation in Yemen? – The recent news about Green Berets deployed along the Saudi border highlights the ever-growing U.S. role. So, what else is Washington not disclosing about the US in Yemen? – by Randi Nord – – “A U.S. Army Lieutenant Now Serves for the United Arab Emirates in Yemen — Seriously… This week, Buzzfeed reported that a former U.S. Army lieutenant now serves for the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining the Emiratis, Stephen Toumajan served as a lieutenant colonel for the United States throughout most of his career… Although Buzzfeed broke the story, this information comes from Toumajan’s own admissions as well as an Emirati’s government website. The U.A.E. speaks highly of Toumajan as “his excellency” and promoted him from his previous U.S. Army lieutenant position. He now serves as a commander for the U.A.E. Joint Aviation Command manning helicopters… Depending on who’s asking, Toumajan may deny his official status — it is, after all, a very gray area legality-wise. When it came to a recent child custody hearing, the American Emirati commander quickly back-peddled on his official involvement in the foreign military… The United States isn’t supposed to have any troops stationed in Yemen. Washington maintains that its role in Yemen involves two key goals: supporting the Saudi coalition and countering al-Qaeda influence… Last summer, Emirati troops greeted U.S. soldiers in Yemen at a remote airport in eastern Yemen. Together, they conducted a special mission to push AQAP militants out of key oil fields. Now, the Emiratis and U.S. occupy some of Yemen’s vital oil supplies.”

Syria Sets New Rules For Israeli Strikes – by Moon of Alabama – “Syria will now continue to respond to Israeli attacks. This time it limited its strikes to military positions in the occupied Golan heights. The next strikes will go further. This time Israel sent its population in the occupied Golan heights into bunkers. The next time half of Israel may have to go underground. How long could Israel sustain that?.. Iran will also retaliate for attacks on its forces in Syria. But it does not need to do so from Syria. There are also other ways and means than sending missiles… That Syria, after much suffering, now retaliated for the Israeli strikes draws a new line in the sand. If Israel wants a wider war it will get one. The destruction in the involved countries in the Middle East, including Israel, might thrown them back 100 years. Syria, Lebanon, and Iran could live with that. A 100 years ago Israel did not exist.”

Travel Bans, Restrictions And Barbed Wire – Do You Want to Travel Around The Middle East? Think Twice! – by Andre Vltchek – – “That was the time when the new Gaza International Airport had just opened. After few days of fighting, the runway was bombed by the Israelis, all flights cancelled, and I had to, eventually make my way out through Egyptian Sinai… Later, I also witnessed how brutal the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights has been; how it has divided countless families and communities. People are forced to shout at each other through the Israeli barbed-wire electric fences. The only way for the families to reunite, at least for a day or two, was to somehow get to Jordan… The Syrian Golan Heights used to be famous for its delicious apples and ancient Druze community. It used to attract travelers from all over the world. Now it is occupied by Israel, and it is de-populated and monstrously militarized… You want to travel there? You cannot; not anymore. It is off limits.”

Trump Basically Threatened Iran with Annihilation – The Deep State First – Madness On Both Ends of the Acela Corridor – by David Stockman – – “At his so-called Cabinet meeting this morning, the Donald basically threatened Iran with annihilation if it does what 15 other signatories to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) do every day: Namely, increase production of industrial grade nuclear fuel (3.5%-5.0% purity) at its enrichment plant at Natanz – which, in any event, is crawling with IAEA inspectors… Moreover, it really doesn’t matter whether Trump was play-acting in the style of Art of the Deal or that the JPAOC could be improved… The mere threat of a military attack from the White House is madness because it arises from blatant lies that have absolutely nothing to do with US national security. Nor, for that matter, the security of any other country in the region, including Saudi Arabia and Israel… The real purpose of the Donald’s missile-rattling is nothing more than helping Bibi Netanyahu keep his coalition of right wing religious and settler parties (Likud, United Torah Judaism, Shas, Kulanu and the Jewish Home) together, thereby maintaining his slim 61-vote majority in the 120-seat Knesset.”

Ray McGovern: Haspel hearing is a charade run by those close to CIA (8 min)

Boston Dynamics Unveils “Terrifying” Robot That Can Run, Jump And Climb – by Tyler Durden – – “The robot uprising is right on schedule as evidenced by Boston Dynamics’ latest “nightmare inducing” videos of their autonomous creations. In one, their humanoid robot Atlas can be seen running through a field as if in hot pursuit of John Connor, while another video shows “spot mini” prancing around – going up and down stairs, ominously.”

Jordan Peterson’s ‘Shoddy Treatment of the Jewish Question’ – by Kevin MacDonald – – ” However, my confidence in Peterson’s trustworthiness was shaken by his shoddy treatment of the Jewish Question, including name-calling directed at my own work. This is part of his broader offensive against identitarians, people who defend their group interests. For Peterson there are only individual interests (a bit strange for someone who approves of evolutionary biology, a subdiscipline that encompasses kin selection theory and, for humans, cultural group selection). For Peterson to admit there is a Jewish Question would be to concede the reality of group interests—not only families but religions, ethnic groups, and nations.”

War On Cash Goes into Full Effect — Purchases Over $10,000 ILLEGAL in Australia – by Jay Syrmopoulos – – “Treasurer Scott Morrison said the Black Economy Standing Taskforce will include a rigorous identification system and “mobile strike teams,” in an effort to detect people making suspicious cash transactions, as well as a black economy hotline for citizens to report anyone suspected of engaging in illegal transactions… ‘Cash provides an easy, anonymous and largely untraceable mechanism for conducting black economy activity,’ the response said. ‘Cash payments make it easier to under-report income and avoid tax obligations. This allows businesses transacting in cash to undercut competitors and gain a competitive advantage.’ ”

51 School Children Hospitalized After Mass Poisoning in Ukraine – by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva – – “This is not the first such case in Ukraine. Over the last few years a number of cases related to poisoning (including botulinum toxin poisoning) and other incurable diseases have been reported across the country. The source of the outbreaks has never been identified. Their number has increased dramatically since the start of the Pentagon biological research program in the former Soviet Union country, which borders on the US main rival – Russia… The US has been operating military biolaboratories in 25 countries under a $ 2.1 billion military program – Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP). Eleven of those biolaboratories are located in Ukraine. The military projects at these biological research facilities are sensitive information, according to the 2005 Agreement between the US Department of Defense and the Ukrainian Ministry of Health.”

Cognitive-Behavioral Workforce Conditioning Through Online Adaptive-Learning Technetronics – by John Klyczek – – ” According to the Obama White House archives, the technetronic Educate to Innovate program financed “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)” education programs that were bankrolled with ‘over $700 million in public-private partnerships” between the federal government and “leading companies, foundations, non-profits, and science and engineering societies.’ During Obama’s presidency, which was counseled by Brzezinski[2], the corporate-fascist Educate to Innovate project orchestrated public-private political-economic planning with “leaders such as Ursula Burns (Xerox), Sally Ride, Craig Barrett (formerly of Intel), and Glenn Britt (Time Warner Cable) to leverage the business community interest in improving STEM education. Together, they recruited over a 100 other CEOs.”Additionally, Obama’s neoliberal regime pushed Brzezinski’s technetronic agenda even further by ‘help[ing] [to] launch Change the Equation, a new [2010] non-profit with full-time staff dedicated to mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of STEM education in the United States.’ ”

California Judges Quietly Remove All Second Amendment Rights – This week, in two separate rulings, these judges have declared that the right to self-defense does not exist and is not what the Heller decision outlined – by Austin Lewis – – “The CRPA has the option to appeal, of course, meaning that both cases would go to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Anyone with even a passing familiarity with the rulings of that court understands that the outcome of such an appeal is predetermined… The Ninth is a solidly anti-gun rights court, as well as being the most-reversed federal court in the nation. Of course, if the CRPA lost those appeals (or more honestly, when they lost those appeals), they could always appeal again, to the Supreme Court… But the United States Supreme Court seems disinterested in hearing local Second Amendment cases. Their refusal to do so recently, in fact, is the reason that California and Illinois can do essentially whatever they want to restrict firearm rights… By refusing to hear local cases, the Supreme Court allowed the decisions of lower courts to stand, abdicating their role as the arbiter of the law to leftists on the Ninth Circuit Court.”

Must see interview (despite Alex): F. William Engdahl appears on Alex Jones to present some analysis from his brand new book, Manifest Destiny: Democracy as Cognitive Dissonance, and outlines the Globalist moment (27 min)

Autistic 5th-Grader Handcuffed, Arrested for Playing With ‘Imaginary Gun’ at School – by Matt Agorist – – “(mother Amy) Sims explained that she was never notified of her son’s arrest until after he’d been booked. Sims noted that like many kids with autism, her son doesn’t understand that playing make believe guns on campus has become inappropriate behavior… ‘Being put in handcuffs, not knowing what he did wrong, I could have had a talk with him and told him look, I know you like to play guns, but you can’t do it in school,’ said Amy Sims… Indeed, that is all that should have happened. However, this little boy is now facing criminal charges instead… As for David, he will not be allowed back at the school and he must attend an alternative disciplinary school for the rest of the year.”

Missile attacks reflect changing strategic landscape – Russia has shown its willingness to allow attacks by Israel on the Iranians or Hezbollah -by Stephen Bryen – – “Netanyahu’s presence in Moscow represents in the strongest possible terms that the two leaders have achieved an operational modus vivendi, allowing the Israeli and Russian militaries to work out a deconfliction system for their air forces and air defenses. Russia has consistently demonstrated its willingness to tolerate attacks by Israel against shipments of weapons and weapons depots that are either supporting the Iranians or Hezbollah… Iran has to be alarmed that Russia and Israel are working in close collaboration in Syria. Iran has been pushing to add to the 10 permanent bases it has in Syria and now wants a naval port, but Assad has refused due to Russian objections. Israel would certainly object to an Iranian naval presence as well.”

Joint Statement from Ellen M. Lord and Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty on Recapitalization of Plutonium Pit (nuclear bomb cores) Production – “The approved plan is the result of effective interagency collaboration between DoD and the Department of Energy’s NNSA. We share a deep commitment to recapitalizing the capabilities the United States needs to deter its adversaries and assure our allies and partners. Plutonium pit production is a priority for both of us, and through the NWC, we will regularly coordinate and monitor the progress… Additional information can be found in this fact sheet.”

Russia warned Iran ahead of exchange with Israel — report – Moscow’s deputy FM said to have conveyed message to Tehran based on content of Putin-Netanyahu conversation – – “Russia reportedly issued a “warning” to Iran hours before 20 missiles were fired at the Golan Heights from Syria, prompting a massive Israeli counter-strike… The Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported Friday that Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov had conveyed the unspecified warning to his Iranian counterpart, Abbas Araghchi, in Tehran on Wednesday… Iran denied the claim that it fired rockets at Israeli territory and insisted it does not maintain military bases in Syria.”

Moscow says it won’t supply advanced air defenses to Syria – Days after Netanyahu visits Russia and Israel strikes Iranian bases, aide to Putin says there’s no talk of sending S-300 missiles to Assad – – “An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow has no current plans to supply an advanced air defense system to Syria… Vladimir Kozhin, a member of Putin’s inner circle, told the Russian newspaper Izvestia that there has been no talk of delivering the S-300 system to Damascus… ‘So far, there has been no talk of deliveries of modern new systems,’ he said, adding that the Assad regime has “all that is needed.” ”

Which side is lying about Israel’s missile attack on Syria? – Analysis of reports show Israel’s attack was ‘pre-emptive’ and unprovoked – by Eric Zuesse – – “Neither side is yet presenting key evidence regarding which side fired first, and which side was the actual aggressor. Are both sides lying? However, during what seems to have been the beginning of the missile-exchanges, Israel’s leading newspaper did run the headline “A Preemptive Strike in Syria”. “Preemptive” means like George W.Bush’s 20 March 2003 invasion of Iraq was. That Israeli newspaper believes in ‘preemptive’ invasion now, and so did Americans believe in it in 2003… Also on May 10th, the Times of Israel newspaper bannered “Iranian military official denies firing rockets at Israel” and reported that Iran’s Government said it didn’t know anything about any missiles that might have been fired from Syrian territory into any Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights. Presumably if that rocket-firing had actually happened, Iran’s Government would have known about it, but they said they knew nothing about any such thing.”

Trump’s Pyrrhic Victory: the US Opts for a Path That Can Only Lead to War – by Philip M. Giraldi – – “The failure of the JCPOA is not about the agreement at all, which is both sound and workable. There is unfortunately an Israeli-White House construct which assumes that Iran is both out to destroy Israel, for which no evidence has been revealed, as well as being singularly untrustworthy, an odd assertion coming from either Washington or Tel Aviv.”

Charity Worker Arrested, Facing 5 Years in Prison For Giving Starving Immigrants Food And Water – by John Vibes – – “Suspiciously, this arrest happened just hours after border patrol was criticized by the organization that Warren works with, “No More Deaths.” Among various outreach efforts that the group is involved in, they are also known for leaving behind food and water for immigrants crossing the border… Earlier this year, No More Deaths released a report showing that 3,856 gallons of water were destroyed by border agents over a four-year period. The report included video footage of border agents kicking over gallons of water and pouring them out.”

Food Stamp Enrollment Drops by 1.3 Million in Two Months

Holocaust-Doubting Grandma Hunted Down by Fearless German Crime Fighters – by Mark Boden – – “Meet Ursula Haverbeck, a numerically challenged octogenarian who goes around telling people she thinks the 6 million Holocaust number is bullticky… Watch her break German law, right here on YouTube!, as she calmly explains her reasoning in her sweet grandmotherly way that has endeared her to millions…”

Holocaust-denier ‘Nazi grandma’ nabbed after failing to show up for prison – ” Haverbeck was sentenced at a Berlin district court in October 2017, for saying, at a January 2016 event in the German capital, that the Holocaust did not take place and that there were no gas chambers at the infamous Auschwitz death camp. In closing arguments at her trial, she again denied the Holocaust, prompting another conviction.” – Comment: This Times of Israel article leads off ” A Holocaust denier known as the “Nazi grandma”…” Really? Known by whom?

Streamlining and Expediting Requests To Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America – “It shall therefore be the policy of the executive branch to use all viable tools to accelerate the deployment and adoption of affordable, reliable, modern high-speed broadband connectivity in rural America, including rural homes, farms, small businesses, manufacturing and production sites, tribal communities, transportation systems, and healthcare and education facilities… To implement this policy and enable sustainable rural broadband infrastructure projects, executive departments and agencies (agencies) should seek to reduce barriers to capital investment, remove obstacles to broadband services, and more efficiently employ Government resources… Among other actions, the executive branch will continue its implementation of section 6409 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-96) (“section 6409”), which requires, among other things, that the General Services Administration (GSA) develop a common form and master contract for wireless facility sitings on buildings and other property owned by the Federal Government.” – Comment: Draining the Swamp by evaporation with EMF radiation…

Gareth Porter: Did John Bolton Leak Intelligence to Sabotage a Trump-Kim Deal?

From the It-Just-Gets-Weirder Desk: Illinois Police Just Claimed if Marijuana is Legalized, They’ll Have to Kill Their Police Dogs – by John Vibes – – “However, it is actually possible to retrain the K9s, as many police departments in Washington have shown.… Legalization activist Dan Linn of NORML thinks that the police are just making empty threats to scare the public… ‘The idea that legalizing for adults to have an ounce on them will equal … all these dogs being euthanized, that seems kind of ridiculous and hyperbolic,’ he said… Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett complained that this would make the dogs useless to the department, and would be a victory for drug dealers.”

It’s Time to Drop the Jew Taboo – It’s making serious discussion of Russian geopolitics and history next to impossible – by Charles Bausman – – “Most people know about, but few are willing to condemn, the strict taboo in the media, of criticizing Jews as a group, using that term. One cannot even criticize a small subsection of Jews, a miniscule percentage of the Jewish population, even when they richly deserve it… Obviously, this is a ridiculous way to run a publication whose object is to get to the truth, so I am writing this to explain why, from now on, the pages of Russia Insider will be open to articles which fairly and honestly address the influence of Jewish elites, including pointing out when it is malevolent, which it often is, and try to understand it and explain it, with malice towards none.”

US May Freeze Weapons Sales To Turkey – ” ‘If the United States imposes sanctions on us or takes such a step, Turkey will absolutely retaliate,’ Cavusoglu said. ‘What needs to be done is the U.S. needs to let go of this.’.. Cavusoglu pointed out that the US sanctions would be “wrong” and “illogical” and Washington ‘should give up this approach.’.. ‘Turkey is not a country under your orders, it is an independent country… speaking to such a country from above, dictating what it can and cannot buy, is not a correct approach and does not fit our alliance,’ Cavusoglu said, referring to the fact that both countries are members of NATO.”

This List of US, Pro-Israel Pressure Groups Is Extraordinary – ‘The Israel Lobby – a List’ – from If Americans Knew – “The activities of the Israel lobby are directly related to Russian affairs because despite ‘diplomatic’ relations between the two counties, Israel and Russia are backing opposite sides in the brutal Syrian conflict, and much of the anti-Russian hysteria being manufactured in the US, including the RussiaGate Hoax, is coming from Jewish political pressure groups, Jewish-owned and staffed media, and politicians who are either Jewish or getting major funding from the Israel lobby, (i.e. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, James Clapper, John Brennan,etc.).

They Admitted Social Media Is Programming Us – Truthstream Media (24 min)

Fears raised over HUMAN cloning: Lab in controversial embryo experiments – by Rachel O’Donoghue – – “The research institute combined two types of stem cells to create a viable embryo, which could then be replicated multiple times… Amazingly, it means the researchers didn’t use either an egg or sperm to create the very beginning of human life… The embryos the lab has made will be used for medical testing, specifically to figure out why embryos fail to implant in women’s wombs… The experiment was carried out by scientists from the MERLN Institute at Maastricht Univeristy and the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) in the Netherlands.” (emphasis added)

Minister warns Israel could kill Assad if he lets Iran attack from Syria – by Michael Bachner – – ” ‘If Assad continues to let the Iranians operate from Syrian soil, he should know that he signed his own death warrant and that it will be his end. We will topple his regime,’ Yuval Steinitz, the minister of national infrastructure, energy and water resources, told the Ynet website..’“Assad cannot sit calmly in his palace and rehabilitate his regime while letting Syria be turned into a base for attacks against the State of Israel. It’s very simple,’ said Steinitz who is a member of Israel’s security cabinet… Steinitz later released a statement clarifying that he was only ‘expressing his personal view.’ ”

From Benjamin Fulford’s blast May 7, 2018: “To this end, the above-mentioned “White-hat Rogers (NSA) now joins former intelligence officials Mike Flynn (Defense Intelligence Agency), Buzzy Krongard (CIA), Louis Freeh, Bob Mueller (FBI), and military brass as Trump’s praetorian guard to deep six the Deep State,” the Pentagon sources promise.” (emphasis added) Comment: Swampland for sale, please contact Whitehouse.

Hezbollah in shock election win, gets control of Lebanese parliament – Pro-Syrian and pro-Iranian team in Beirut, known as the March 8 Alliance, won 67 out of the 128 seats, although former PM Hariri is expected to remain as PM – by Sami Moubayed – – “The election results are a shock to all stakeholders, especially to Israel. Hours after the results were announced, Education Minister Naftali Bennet said: “Lebanon = Hezbollah” noting that Tel Aviv will not differentiate between the sovereign state of Lebanon and the party that now controls its Legislative Branch.”

Mini Dwarf Pony who Could Barely Walk Finally Gets to Run (11 min) –

Neo-Nazi California Senate candidate booted from GOP convention – “(Patrick Little) The top challenger to longtime US Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, a white supremacist who espouses anti-Semitic views, kicked and dragged an Israeli flag along the ground after being banned from the state Republican Party convention on Saturday… ‘This is the flag of a terrorist country,’ he says at one point during the video… Patrick Little was prevented from registering at the party convention at a hotel in San Diego, and was escorted from the venue by security officers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported… In a campaign video posted to YouTube earlier this week, Little said he ‘woke up to the Jewish question and dedicated my life to exposing these Jews that control our country.’ ” – Comment: This article’s headline identifies Little as a “Neo-Nazi,” however he has not at any point identified any Nazi or “White Supremacist” affiliations.

Large-scale study proves that cell tower radiation causes cancer… where is the apology from the media for years of LYING about it? – by Isabelle Z. – – “The world’s biggest animal study of cell tower radiation, which was carried out by the Ramazzini Institute in Italy, has revealed the dangers of exposure to environmental levels of cell tower radiation. In the study, researchers exposed 2,448 rats to 1.8 GHz GSM radiofrequency radiation in amounts that mimicked those that cell tower antennas give off for 19 hours a day. They found that the female rats had a higher chance of developing malignant brain tumors, while all rats had a higher chance of precancerous conditions and Schwann cell hyperplasia… This study went the extra mile, allowing the rats to live until their natural death. Four fifths of human cancers occur after people have turned 60, so following the animals over an extended period enabled them to catch late-developing tumors… The researchers say that their findings are enough to call on the International Agency for Research on Cancer to take another look at the carcinogenicity of radiofrequency radiation on humans.”

EMFs and RFRs Finally Taken To Court, In Canada That Is – by Catherine Frompovich – – “In reading the 64-page document, I found it extremely exciting to realize a member of the legal profession was “calling to task” corporate behemoths for product liability ‘negligence’, plus other stated accusations, and especially their FAILURE to inform of potential exposure to EMFs from their wireless products, services, etc., including their FAILURE to encourage means to reduce EMF exposures: (50 named respondents)… EE. Respondents including the Provincial and Federal governments: (i) hid information concerning EMF pollution and its effects, which caused prejudice to those subjected to EMF pollution; (ii) willfully and intentionally caused prejudice to the Quebec population, its flora and fauna, children, pregnant women and the EMF hypersensitive by covering up technical information, carcinogenic nature, and other health risks due to cumulative EMF exposure; [Pg. 36]”

For the Week of 4/30/18:

Armenian Genocide: Turkey Cracks Down – by Uzay Bulut – – “The annual Armenian Genocide commemorative event that the Istanbul branch of Turkey’s Human Rights Association (IHD) and the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) planned to hold on April 24 — which they have been holding every year since 2005 — was blocked by police, who seized the placards and banners about the genocide and carried out criminal record checks on participants. Three human rights activists were detained and then released… The annual event commemorates the April 24, 1915 round-up, imprisonment and eventual slaughter of more than 200 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul by Ottoman authorities — and the unfolding of the Armenian Genocide.”

“Windows NOT Broken”: New Body Cam of Vegas Shooting Raises Even More Questions – by Jack Burns – For anyone paying attention and still having 2 firing neurons, the “Las Vegas Massacre” stories have unravelled entirely. Sadly, there don’t seem to be many in the above category.

Social Media Behemoths Sweep Alternative News into the Memory Hole – by Kurt Nimmo – – “Both the right and left need to nurture their own social media platforms and drive traffic there… However, I’m not sure we’re up to it… The elite has done a remarkable job of using the time tested divide and conquer concept, endlessly pitting the so-called right against the amorphously defined left and vice versa. Liberals and conservatives continue to fight over frivolous ideological points as the funny money asset-driven economy prepares to implode and the mission of infinity war expands to the point where it endangers life on planet Earth.”

Cornell course examines ‘derangement’ of ‘climate denialism’ – by Neetu Chandak – – “Deranged Authority: The Force of Culture in Climate Change, worth four academic credits, is set to be taught in the Fall 2018 semester by cultural anthropologist Jennifer Carlson… The course description asserts that “climate denialism is on the rise,” suggesting the increase is related to the rise of “reactionary, rightwing [sic] politics in the United States, UK, and Germany.” The proposed solution to combat such denialism and assumed ignorance is “climate justice,” even though over 30,000 scientists reject global warming alarmism… Course readings will focus on the question of “authority” in the field of climate science, exploring ‘climate research, popular environmentalist texts, and industry campaigns aimed at obfuscating evidence of ecological collapse.’.. The class is also influenced by Amitav Ghosh’s 2016 book Great Derangement, which, according to the course description, ‘suggests that the world’s collective failure to meet the challenges of climate change stems from an ongoing crisis of culture and, more fundamentally, of the imagination.’ ”

Pentagon Seeks $300 Million in Weapons for 65,000 US-Backed Forces in Syria – by Jason Ditz – – “The $300 million in arms also comes with $250 million in “border security” funding for Syria. Both are going into the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), which Pentagon officials can easily shuffle around to spend on virtually anything… While couched as “Counter-ISIS” funding, the funding looks more likely to be backing the YPG in fighting Turkey. While the US is unlikely to fund fighting against another NATO ally, it may also be this is just another excuse to grow the OCO.”

The Warmakers – by The Saker – – “Now the bad news: The Israelis are at it again… Amazing, isn’t it? The Israelis have been whining about “imminent” Iranian nukes for years, and they are still at it. Not only that, but these guys have the nerve to say “Iran lied”. Seriously, even by the already unique Israeli standards, that is chutzpah elevated to a truly stratospheric level… If Europe had any sense, any leadership, it would tell Washington good-bye… Is there any reason at all to believe that this time around, when Iran has had almost 40 years to prepare for a full-scale AngloZionist attack the Iranians will fight less fiercely or less competently? We could also look at the actual record of the US armed forces (see Paul Craig Roberts’ superb summary here) and ask: do you think that the US, lead by the likes of Trump, Bolton or Nikki Haley will have the staying power to fight the Iranians to exhaustion (since a land invasion of Iran is out of the question)? Or this: what will happen to the world economy if the entire Middle-East blows up into a major regional war?.. Now comes the scary part: both the Israelis and the Neocons always, always, double-down. The notion of cutting their losses and stopping what is a self-evidently mistaken policy is simply beyond them. Their arrogance simply cannot survive even the appearance of having made a mistake (remember how both Dubya and Olmert declared that they had won against Hezbollah in 2006?).” (emphasis added)

What Can Be Done? – by Paul Craig Roberts – – “What is the value to Europe of Washington’s hegemony over the world? How do Europeans, as opposed to a handful of politicians receiving bags full of money from Washington, benefit from their vassalage to Washington? Not one benefit can be identified. Washington’s apologists say that Europe is afraid of being dominated by Russia. So why aren’t Europeans afraid of their 73 years of domination by Washington, especially a domination that is leading them into military conflict with Russia?.. Why does Europe enable this scenario? Is there no humanity, no intelligence left anywhere in Europe? Is Europe nothing but a collection of cattle awaiting slaughter from the machinations of the crazed American neocons? Are there no European political leaders with one ounce of common sense, one ounce of integrity?.. If not, doom is upon us as there is no humanity or intelligence in Washington.” – Comment: The lack of intelligence in Washington certainly seems to include Donald Trump.

TV: Israel may be keeping Iran nuke program chief alive, to track his activities – Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, named by Netanyahu as head of Iranian program, would presumably have been on hit list, expert says; if he’s still alive, there must be a reason – How considerate of the purveyors of the Zionist Entity…

From the Propagandists-Run-Wild Desk: Assad Supporters Plan to Put the ‘Media on Trial’ for Doing Journalism in Syria – A panel of conspiracy theorists plan to gather to discuss whether war reporters should be considered terrorists – – “The panel was scheduled for 27 May 2018 at Leeds City Museum, but the museum has since cancelled the event. It included Vanessa Beeley, a British blogger who has gained notoriety by churning out regime propaganda, and Patrick Henningsen, a former writer for Alex Jones’s conspiracy trolling network… Both are now editors for, a disreputable web site that posts pro-Assad disinformation among a garbled cornucopia of pseudoscience and Holocaust denial. The site often hosts David Icke, a British personality who sells the belief that the world is secretly controlled by a race of shape-shifting lizard people who have faked mass casualty events like 9/11.” (emphasis added) Comment: The levels of disingenuousness and lies on display here are almost too deep to plumb. A tremendous split is developing between those who accept this kind of deception as truth, and those who are seeing through it. Free speech is now being denied public venues in the UK regularly.

From the Be-Afraid-Be-Very-Afraid Desk: Israeli satellite firm reports ‘unusual’ activity at Iran nuclear site – by Judah Ari Gross – – ” ‘You all remember the Fordo facility? The Fordo Uranium Enrichment Facility. This was a secret underground enrichment facility that the Iranians built under a mountain. You don’t put thousands of centrifuges under a mountain to produce medical isotopes. You put them there for one reason: nuclear weapons, enrichment for nuclear weapons,’ Netanyahu said.”

From the By-The-Globalist-Playbook Desk: A caravan of Central Americans reaches Tijuana and a dramatic scene unfolds – by Esmeralda Bermudez – – “Irma Rivera heard about the caravan to the U.S. border when she reached Tapachula, a town on the southwest end of Mexico… She and other immigrants staying in shelters saw fliers announcing the trip north… By then, Rivera and her two children had been stranded for more than a month. The idea of joining a group for the 4,000-mile journey seemed a little less terrifying… Back home in Honduras, nothing was left. Rivera’s village was locked in a bloody land battle. Her husband had been shot dead in the fields… ‘Being a Latino, it hurts to see this,’ said Eduardo Lozano, a lifelong resident of Tijuana who helps build battleships in San Diego. ‘But do you really think these people are going to be allowed to cross? They’re not. Many of them are going to stay here and become a burden.’.. As he spoke, cars crammed with donations continued to pull up to the camp. They brought tents, toys and a few medical supplies.”


from the Brave-New-World Desk: ‘Forget the Facebook leak’: China is mining data directly from workers’ brains on an industrial scale – Government-backed surveillance projects are deploying brain-reading technology to detect changes in emotional states in employees on the production line, the military and at the helm of high-speed trains – by Stephen Chen – – “…the workers wear caps to monitor their brainwaves, data that management then uses to adjust the pace of production and redesign workflows, according to the company… The company said it could increase the overall efficiency of the workers by manipulating the frequency and length of break times to reduce mental stress… Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric is just one example of the large-scale application of brain surveillance devices to monitor people’s emotions and other mental activities in the workplace, according to scientists and companies involved in the government-backed projects… Concealed in regular safety helmets or uniform hats, these lightweight, wireless sensors constantly monitor the wearer’s brainwaves and stream the data to computers that use artificial intelligence algorithms to detect emotional spikes such as depression, anxiety or rage.”

Report: Afghan Security Forces See Drastic Decline – by William Gallo – – “Afghan police and army forces saw an almost 11-percent decline, according to the report released Tuesday by the Special Inspector General on Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR… Afghan forces suffered unprecedented casualties in 2017, reportedly losing about 10,000 personnel, according to a recentNew York Times article.” (emphasis added)

Iran is ordered to pay $6BILLION in damages to families of victims of 9/11 after a federal judge found the Islamic Republic aided the attacks and provided material support to Al -Qaeda – from AP – – ● Iran has been ordered to pay $6billion in damages to families of victims of 9/11, ● The federal court found evidence that Iran provided material support to al Qaeda, ● Iran has kept quiet about the lawsuit and it’s unlikely they will ever pay, ● Families to the 9/11 victims announced plans this month plans to take steps in a broader court case against Saudi Arabia” – Comment: The timing of this ruling by a single judge is interesting

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2018 as Jewish American Heritage Month – “Jewish Americans have helped guide the moral character of our Nation. They have maintained a strong commitment to engage deeply in American society while also preserving their historic values and traditions. Their passion for social justice and showing kindness to strangers is rooted in the beliefs that God created all people in his image and that we all deserve dignity and peace. These beliefs have inspired Jewish Americans to build mutual-support societies, hospitals, and educational institutions that have enabled them and their fellow Americans to advance American society.” – Comment: No comment.

U.S. Coalition to launch airstrike against Syria from west Iraq: Paramilitary leader – by Nehal Mostafa – – ” Anbar ( The U.S.-led Coalition is getting ready to strike some regions in Syria from an airbase, west of Anbar, a pro-government paramilitary leader said… ‘Informed sources from Ain al-Assad base confirmed that the Coalition jets will carry out, within few hours, an airstrike against some regions in Syria,’ Qutri al-Ebeidi, a senior leader with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) in Anbar, told Almaalomah website on Tuesday… Ebeidi indicated that many jets hover over the base ‘after the U.S. Coalition announced yesterday ending its combat operations in Iraq.’.. On Monday, the coalition announced the end of its combat operations against Islamic State in Iraq and deactivation of its land forces command headquarters.”

New documents show the UK signed up in secret to support Saudi military action – More secrecy won’t protect Yemeni or Saudi Arabian civilians — or the British citizens at work behind the front line – by Mike Lewis – – “Throughout the Yemen conflict, Saudi Arabia has remained by far Britain’s leading arms export customer. Half of all UK exports of weapons and military equipment from 2013 to 2017 went to the Kingdom (up from 28% in 2007–11). Most were for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), 151 of whose 324 combat aircraft are British-supplied, along with weapons, ground systems, parts and spares… As these papers show, the agreement requires that “United Kingdom civilian and military personnel will remain available in Saudi Arabia for preparation, including arming and support, of the [Tornado fighter-bomber] aircraft during an armed conflict” in which Saudi Arabia is involved… Documents and testimonies we’ve gathered paint a more complicated picture. Over the past eighteen months, with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Katherine Templar and I have sought to map these British and British-employed personnel in Saudi Arabia, trying to understand their work and their experiences. Though their existence is hardly a secret, their precise numbers and functions have long remained obscure. The UK-Saudi agreements that govern their work are classified ‘UK Confidential/RSAF Secret’ and are closed from public release until 2027. Even UK ministers say they ‘do not have full visibility of the prime contractor’s manpower footprint in Saudi Arabia, the detail of which forms part of the commercial arrangements underpinning the delivery of much of the contracted support and is therefore sensitive.’ ”

U.S. Confirms Delivery Of Javelin Antitank Missiles To Ukraine – by Christopher Miller – – “”They have already been delivered,” a U.S. State Department official confirmed on April 30 in response to an RFE/RL query on the handover of Javelins… In a statement posted on Facebook, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also confirmed the delivery and said his country continues ‘to strengthen our defense potential in order to repel Russian aggression.’ ” Comment: Russian “aggression” in the Ukraine is frequently claimed, but, so far, has never been substantiated. Many reports now state that the Ukrainian war against the Donbass republics that broke away after the illegal coup against the Yanukovich (who only narrowly evaded assassination by the coup factions) government is on the verge of heating up as part of the Atlanto-Zionist strategy of tension internationally, which some see as related to the impeding collapse of the Western debt economy.

65% of Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading; 67% Not Proficient in Math – by Terence P. Jeffrey – – ” ‘Eighth-graders performing at the Proficient level should…understand the connections between fractions, percents, decimals, and other mathematical topics such as algebra and functions,” says NCES. “Students at this level are expected to have a thorough understanding of Basic level arithmetic operations—an understanding sufficient for problem solving in practical situations.’.. When it comes to reading, eighth-grade ‘students performing at the Proficient level should be able to provide relevant information and summarize main ideas and themes,’ says NCES. ‘They should be able to make and support inferences about a text, connect parts of a text, and analyze text features. Students performing at this level should also be able to fully substantiate judgments about content and presentation of content.’ ” – Article includes a boatload of statistics.

Facial recognition may be coming to a police body camera near you – by Drew Harwell – – “Axon has moved aggressively to corner the market on police technologies, offering free one-year trials for its body cameras and online storage to police departments nationwide. The company said in February that more than half of the major city law-enforcement agencies in the United States have bought Axon body cameras or software, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington… The company, which changed its name last year from Taser International, also advertises itself as “the largest custodian of public safety data in the U.S.,” saying more than 20 petabytes – or 20 million gigabytes – of police photos, body-camera video and other criminal-investigation documents have been uploaded to its cloud-storage service,… Police video is seen as a major growth market for AI-development firms, both for real-time surveillance and after-crime review: One company, BriefCam, allows city officials and police investigators to narrow hours of video down into seconds by filtering only the footage of, for instance, red trucks or men with suitcases.”

Israel Strikes Syria with Tactical Nuke – This is far from the first time Israel has used nuclear weapons against it’s enemies – by Ian Greenhalgh – There is a lot of controversy over these claims.

The UK Government’s Skripal Conspiracy Theory – The Art of Holding a Mass of Contradictory Thoughts in Your Head – A lethal nerve agent followed by a drink and a meal for starters – by Rob Slane – – “The Official Narrative on the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal is a collection of illogical claims and assertions that cannot be made to fit together, that make no rational sense, and which would require us to hold a mass of contradictory thoughts in our head if we were to accept it. It is in short a conspiracy theory, and a particularly bad one at that.”

Netanyahu To Again Cry Wolf – But Something Bigger Is Up (Updated) – by Moon of Alabama – – “Netanyahoo (sic) is a notorious liar and warmonger. In September 2002 he lied (vid) to the U.S. congress: ‘There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and is working and is advancing towards the development of nuclear weapons – no question whatsoever.‘.. Only yesterday he promoted a false story that claimed Arabs in Israel had disrupted a minuted of silence for some people killed in a flash flood… The IAEA says that Iran is in full compliance with the JCPOA. If there were any serious intelligence about any Iranian deviation from the nuclear agreement it would be presented to the IAEA and the six signature powers of the agreement. The IAEA would investigate and report back. If Iran cheated it would be put back under serious international sanctions. That Netanyahoo wants to present something publicly makes it very likely that he has nothing of relevance… We hear that the documents he is said to present were compiled by one Christopher Steele and assembled with the help of one Sergej Skripal and his MI6 handler [redacted]. They will show that Iran attempts to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger… This new comedy stunt by Netanyahoo is tightly coordinated with the Trump administration. Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton has worked with the Zionists since early 2000 to push for a war on Iran: ‘During multiple trips to Israel, Bolton had unannounced meetings, including with the head of Mossad, Meir Dagan, without the usual reporting cable to the secretary of state and other relevant offices. Judging from that report on an early Bolton visit, those meetings clearly dealt with a joint strategy on how to bring about political conditions for an eventual U.S. strike against Iran.’ “

Trump Administration Sends a Dark, Threatening Message to Kim Jong Un – by Alex Lockie – – “Bolton, a noted North Korea hawk who has vocally pushed for war with the country, made an unsavory comparison in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Kim is sure to have picked up on… Of plans to denuclearize North Korea, Bolton said, ‘I think we’re looking at the Libya model of 2003, 2004.’.. Bolton added: ‘In the case of Libya, for example, and it’s a different situation in some respects … One thing that Libya did that led us to overcome our skepticism was that they allowed American and British observers into all their nuclear-related sites.’ ”

Ole Dammegard: Planned false flag operation to destroy US Capitol & US democracy, impose martial law (video 2hr 9min) – – Ole interviewed by Alfred Webre of – Ole’s evidence suggesting a possible false flag in Washington D.C. is presented toward the end.

Israel’s Parliament Grants Netanyahu Authority To Declare War With Only Defense Minister’s Approval – “On March 30, the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, voted in favor of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to grant him the authority to declare war with only the defense minister’s approval in “extreme circumstance”… The prime minister made the request in the morning of the same day during a debate on a bill aimed at transferring responsibility for declaring war from the full cabinet to the smaller security cabinet… According to the Israeli media, the passed bill states that the security cabinet will be authorized to make a decision on launching war or significant military operations without specifying the makeup of the panel that makes the decision.”

LAWYER ARRESTED FOR HOLOCAUST DISSENT IN KANSAS – “Upon the demand of college administrators, Leichty was taken away in handcuffs by police from the campus of Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, Saturday morning, March 17, and forced to spend 18 hours in a holding cell in the nearby county seat of Newton. He was then released on his own recognizance and resumed practicing law in California where he says he is now considering whether to file a federal action for false arrest and defamation… Henry Herskovitz, a retired engineer from Ann Arbor, Michigan, filmed the verbal exchange that Leichty had with the president of Bethel College before Leichty was arrested, and Herskovitz says he was then ordered off campus on threat of arrest when police arrived to arrest Leichty. Herskovitz founded the group Jewish Witnesses for Peace and leads a weekly pro‑Palestinian vigil outside his local synagogue in Ann Arbor… ‘I did nothing wrong and committed no crime, nor did Henry,’ commented Leichty. ‘I did not disrupt the conference in any way, and I was peaceable in all my interactions, although the response to my witness was very disruptive. My arrest appears to have been based on false statements made by school officials to the police. I was apparently characterized as a dangerous Holocaust denier and punished for expressing myself.’.. Leichty notes he had been threatened with arrest previously by various university and church authorities. Mennonite authorities told him to stop distributing literature on a proposed church resolution on Israel or be arrested at a church convention held in July 2017 in Orlando, Florida, at which Leichty was a voting delegate. Ten years before that in October 2007 he was ordered off the campus of Georgetown University on threat of arrest after passing out flyers protesting criminalization of speech in Germany at a German‑American Lawyers Association event.”

Israel Hits Three Positions Of Syrian Army In Hama and Aleppo – “All three positions are known to be bases of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and different Iranian-backed armed groups. According to Syrian opposition sources, several Iranian serivce members (as many as 50) were killed in the strikes.”

Netanyahu Accuses Iran Of Having Secret Program TO Produce Nuclear Weapons – “Netanyahu also revealed “55,000 pages” of documents and “183 CDs” allegedly copied from a “highly secret location” in Iran and detailed an effort to build nuclear arms… The Israeli prime minister denounced the Iran nuclear deal as a “historic mistake” and claimed that lifting anti-Iran sanctions would allow the country to boost support for its allies throughout the Middle East, including Iranian-backed groups in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.” – Question: Could this dramatic “announcement” be related to Israel’s multiple agressions against targets in sovereign Syria last night?

My First Climate Change Conference, a View from the Other Side – by Joe A. Gilbertson – – “I descended into the heart of liberal darkness, Berkeley, California and attended the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses… As you may have guessed, I’m a climate change skeptic. And while this conference was interesting and gratifying for a number of reasons, it did not change my view as a climate change skeptic, but in fact, reinforced it.”

For the Week of 4/23/18:

The idea of replacing the US contingent in Syria with Saudi troops is doomed to failure – by Dmitry Minin – – “That Damascus will resolutely resist the proposed reoccupation of its territory by the forces of a “fraternal country” is obvious. It can only lead to more fighting and a rise in regional tensions. Almost as well-equipped as the Americans, the Saudis will never be a worthy opponent of the battle-hardened Syrian army. They have already shown what they’re capable of in the endless war in Yemen, where barefoot Houthis are inflicting one embarrassing defeat after another. Riyadh’s intention to fight a “decisive battle” against Iran on foreign soil will not be realised, either. With its ally Iraq behind it, Tehran would soon have the advantage… It is quite possible that the Americans are secretly pushing for a scenario in which, as well as Arabization, there will also be a “dekurdization” of northern Syria, but at someone else’s hands. Then it would seem as if they are not betraying the Kurds, while calming Arab national feelings and ironing out differences with the Turks at the same time. Don’t think that the Kurds will remain passive bystanders in this situation, however. Chances are they will occupy the vacated US bases and refuse to let anyone in. It is even possible they will finally realise that, in the current situation, the most sensible course of action to resolve the Kurdish national question would be an alliance with Damascus. For the time being, Damascus is prepared to extend the rights of Kurds, but should they find themselves on the losing side later on, their window of opportunity will gradually close.”

Lebanon: a Powder Keg That Will Ignite a Wider Regional Conflict

Pulitzer Goes Full Orwell, Gives Prizes For Pushing RussiaGate Hoax (NYT, WashPo) – by Charles Bausman – – “The Pulitzer organization has done something massively stupid. They’ve taken a highly contentious, hotly disputed issue which is being exposed as a lie with every passing week, and given it a very partisan endorsement, destroying the Pulitzer brand among huge swathes of the public… The only way the journalists ‘reporting’ on Russiagate for the Times and the Post have distinguished themselves is with their shocking professional malpractice and incompetence, verging on venality. They relentlessly pushed, and continue to push what is obviously a transparent lie. The only possible explanation is either a profound stupidity and gullibility or cynical dishonesty, or both, all grounds for professional disbarment… Up is down. White is black. War is peace. Freedom is slavery.”

The Controversy continues…Syrian children should be seen, not heard – Apparently, evidence is to be claimed, and not shown – by Frank Sellers – – ” As the Russian delegation to the OPCW conducts a press briefing at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ headquarters, the Western media is blasting the evidences that it is presenting, which includes the testimony of some of the very alleged victims of the suspected chemical attack that took place in Douma on April 7th, allegedly by Syrian government forces under the direction of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad.”

YouTube Bans Gaza Video Tribute to Palestinian Journalists Killed by Israeli Snipers (w/Video 4min)- – The imagery is by Sana Kassem, and the video was posted by Norman Finkelstein yesterday on YouTube. The song is “Wings to Fly,” by Susan Boyle. The copy accompanying the video was simply: ‘A video dedicated to the people of Gaza as they struggle to break out of Israel’s infernal prison.’.. Then YouTube took it down today, Finkelstein says, and he and Kassem have posted it now on Vimeo.”

Leaked report: Israel acknowledges Jews in fact Khazars; Secret plan for reverse migration to Ukraine – March 18, 2014 – by Jim Wald – was sent a link to this article from the Times of Israel from 2014, which I read. Less than 24 hours later, a book I’m reading included this article in whole in the text (!) – So I’m passing it along for your consideration. To be taken with several grains of salt. But as David Emory says “It’s grounds for speculation and further research.”

From the Curiouser-And-Curiouser Desk: Pozner v. Halbig’s Phantom Plaintiff (Video)(great little video 5 min) – – “The following is an overview of current developments in the Florida District Court lawsuit brought by one of the most prolific Sandy Hook victims’ families against former school safety expert Wolfgang Halbig. In March 2018 after having withdrawn the case the plaintiff motioned to reopen the matter with a most curious set of actions.”

RT films a city beneath Douma, massive network of tunnels built by militants [VIDEO] – Fully developed network can accomodate VANS and TRAFFIC moving through them, built by forced labor of the residents of the war-torn town – by Seraphim Hanisch – – “To do work on this scale, even with slave labor, requires some VERY intensive resources. With all the insanity surrounding the West’s intrusion into Syria, one can be led to wonder: who paid for all of this?”

Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Dead at 42 – April 9, 2018 – by James F. Tracy – – “Sometime on or around April 1, 2018 Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Fitzsimon, 42 years old and in excellent state of mind and health, called in sick to his job. Shortly thereafter Fitzsimons was found dead on his sofa. There has been a complete “news blackout” of this curious and untimely death.”

Russia Starts Production of S-400 Missile Systems for Turkey – “Russian-Turkish cooperation on S-400 deliveries has been repeatedly criticized by NATO, which has stated that integration between the different air defense systems will be impossible… The US State Department also raised concerns about the issue, warning Turkey of possible sanctions over the purchase of the Russian missile systems.”

In switch, China hawk Harris may be tapped as envoy to S Korea, not Australia – Secretary of state pick Mike Pompeo pushing to send the Pacific Command chief to Seoul – – “Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, the nominee to be secretary of state, has reportedly been pushing for the change, though US President Donald Trump has yet to sign off on the move. Pompeo’s interest in filling the long-vacant South Korea envoy spot comes amid his involvement in preparing for a planned summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with Kim.”

A Muzzled Tucker Carlson Returns to Fox – from Dave Hodges –

Condemned By Their Own Words – “This transcript of an Israeli General on an Israeli radio station (begins 6.52 in) defending the latest killing by Israeli army snipers of a 14 year old boy who posed no threat of any kind, is much more powerful if you just read it than any analysis I can give:… Fogel: At the tactical level, any person who gets close to the fence, anyone who could be a future threat to the border of the State of Israel and its residents, should bear a price for that violation. If this child or anyone else gets close to the fence in order to hide an explosive device or check if there are any dead zones there or to cut the fence so someone could infiltrate the territory of the State of Israel to kill us … Nesiel: Then, then his punishment is death?.. Fogel: His punishment is death. As far as I’m concerned then yes, if you can only shoot him to stop him, in the leg or arm – great. But if it’s more than that then, yes, you want to check with me whose blood is thicker, ours or theirs. It is clear to you that if one such person will manage to cross the fence or hide an explosive device there …”

For the Week of 4/16/18:

US CENTCOM Chief Makes “Secret And Unprecedented” Visit To Israel As Russia Mulls Arming Syria – by Tyler Durden – – “Since the massive strike which involved the US, UK, and France launching over 100 cruise missiles, Russia is rumored to be moving forward on delivery of its advanced S-300 missile defense system, which would be a monumental upgrade allowing Syrian defenses to far surpass current capabilities which utilize the Soviet-made S-125 and S-200 air defense systems… crucially, S-300s have a range of up to 150-200 kilometers (or 120 miles), bringing Syrian deterrent reach easily to within Lebanese airspace (as Israel has routinely struck targets inside Syria while firing over “neutral” Lebanese airspace in recent years), and could even extend airspace coverage into Israel itself… Could this be the reason for some major behind-the-scenes diplomatic scrambling?”

Jewish Home MK says jailed Palestinian teen ‘deserved a bullet’ in the kneecap – Bezalel Smotrich says he is ‘very sad’ Ahed Tamimi is only in an Israeli jail and wasn’t maimed by the soldiers she slapped – by Tamar Pileggi – – “Tamimi’s arrest and prosecution by Israel has garnered international attention. It has also touched on broader issues, such as the detention of Palestinian minors by Israeli — currently 356 — and the debate on what constitutes legitimate resistance to Israel’s rule over millions of Palestinians… Earlier this month, the IDF said the Justice Ministry was investigating a video released by Tamimi’s family that shows an Israeli interrogator threatening the teen with the arrest of her relatives if she refused to cooperate.

From the Causus-Belli Desk: SITREP: A false flag attack on a USN ship next? – by Nick for the Saker blog – – “These facts are of course known to the US military planners and – one would assume and hope, for it is duty to know – by Donald Trump. And yet the US fleet is now nearing the coast of Syria, where it will met up with American and other NATO warships already in position. Together, they will make one big flock of sitting ducks… If the people pushing Trump manage to get him launch a new strike on Syria (and we must expect a new false flag attack) and if the massive increase in NATO firepower means that enough missiles get through to enough targets to kill Russians, then Putin really has no choice but to sink the US fleet… The circumstances this time are of course somewhat different, not least that everyone with even a passing knowledge of the Russian missile capability already knows that 6,500 sailors are “on their way to Samara”… Which makes Donald Trump either a criminally incompetent fool, a bad poker player or a wholly controlled puppet of the psychotic Anglo-Zionist elite. If he is one of the first two of these, then there is of course still a chance that he might respond to the disaster by blinking and retreating. In which case, the Beltway elite will use the human tragedy and his humiliation to remove him from office (not a bad consolation prize, from their point of view)… But if he is the third, then the ‘shock’ blitz on the US fleet will lead to the immediate declaration of World War Three.”

“Irrefutable Proof”: UK Publishes Photo Of Russian Agent Involved In Skripal Poisoning – “According to The Sunday People, British counter terror police have ­identified a Russian assassin ­connected to the Salisbury poisonings – a 54-year-old former FSB spy – codename Gordon… ‘Detectives believe there was a team of six behind the novichok chemical ­attack on double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33,’ The Sunday People’s article says adding that the UK’s intelligence services have ­compiled a list of key suspects involved in last month’s attack in the poisoning incident… They even have Gordon’s photo:…”

France’s President Says He Wants To Build “New Syria” With U.S. (w/Video 13 min) – – “On April 22, France’s President Emmanuel Macron said during an interview with Fox News TV that France, the US and their allies should stay in Syria after the defeat of ISIS in order to build what he called “a new Syria.”.. ‘We will have to build the new Syria afterward, and that’s why I think the U.S. hold is very important,’ Macron said answering to a question on the US decision to withdraw from Syria… The French President added that the US and its allies, including France, should also counter the influence of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and Iran. Macron even suggested that Russia and Turkey should play a role in his plans for ‘a new Syria.’ ” – Comment: I don’t consider Mr. Macron my enemy. Still, I think he is a tad arrogant.

Thousands of People in Only One State have Been in Jail for Over a YEAR and Never Proven Guilty – by Jack Burns – – “A defendant’s inability to afford bail becomes, in effect, a prison sentence. Probably nowhere is the problem more pervasive than in Cook County, Illinois, where Sheriff Tom Dart presides over the Cook County Jail facility… Dart recently told CBS News half of the jail’s nearly 7,500 inmates should not even be in jail. He said jails have become a dumping ground for the poor, the mentally ill, and for gang members… ‘I would suggest conservatively that half of the people here in the jail shouldn’t be here.’.. Dart said that is a conservative estimate and it could be much higher. He explained the issue, echoing sentiments by critics of the current judicial system who say that it is broken and must be fixed… ‘They don’t pose a danger to anybody. The people in most jails—in 95 percent of the people in this jail are waiting on a trial. So everybody here are people who haven’t been convicted yet. So you say to yourself, “All right, they’re presumed innocent. Who is so dangerous that we need to hold them here while we’re waiting on a trial?” ‘ ”

Syria, Iran and ‘chaos in international relations’ – Any meaningful political resolution to the turmoil in the Middle East now seems more elusive than ever – by Pepe Escobar – – “Moscow, Damascus, Tehran and Baghdad are showing a united front even as the alleged chemical attack in Douma – the reason for the strikes – is being forcefully debunked. Additionally, pesky questions remain unanswered on why more than 100 missiles were necessary to destroy only three largely empty state-run scientific centers in Damascus and Homs… Even after Damascus and Baghdad declared victory, the Salafi-jihadi galaxy may be seriously wounded in both Syria and Iraq, but is not extinct. Turkey is still cultivating some nasty connections… So the key variable in the Astana process – which involves complex economic and military trade offs – remains Ankara, which has no intention of abandoning its sprawling Syrian ops before subduing the Kurdish YPG all around.”

Pink Floyd Frontman Leaks Email Exposing How White Helmets Recruit Celebs With Saudi Money – by John Vibes – – Invitation to Roger Waters, October 2016:”I am writing to invite you and a guest to join Hani at a fundraising dinner that he is hosting on Monday 21st November on behalf of The Syria Campaign…The Asfari Foundation provided the start-up funds for The Syria Campaign and we will be joined on the evening by Sawsan Asfari…Their work with The White Helmets has helped these rescue workers attract more than $15 million in government funding and turned them into household names – narrowly missing out on the Nobel Peace Prize this year.”

Endgame: Globalism Through Public Pension Ponzi Schemes Now Manifesting… CalPERS Caught Lying To The Public Again! – by Clint>Richard-son – – “Unless all current, un-retired members of all pension funds withdraw what they have given (contributed) voluntarily as the law allows, and until taxpayers collectively stop allowing their taxpayer dollars (required municipal corporation contributions) to support this global investment scheme, there is no way to prevent what is and always was the intent of these pension schemes toward globalism… This is the my last ditch attempt to spell out in the greatest of detail the whole of the international public pension ponzi scheme and why it is and has been the number one foundational, financial stone supporting the move to global governance. This is not just some empty statement to frighten you, though it should, but is merely a statement of known fact. The time for willful ignorance is over. For you must understand that through pension fund investments, governments around the world are the majority shareholders of nearly all corporations, with very few exceptions.”

UK Spies Are the World Champs in False Flags, Lying and Deception and Have Been for Centuries – by Wayne Madsen – – “It should come as no surprise that American news networks rely on British correspondents stationed in northern Syria and Beirut as their primary sources. MI-6 has historically relied on non-official cover (NOC) agents masquerading primarily as journalists, but also humanitarian aid workers, Church of England clerics, international bankers, and hotel managers, to carry out propaganda tasks. These NOCs are situated in positions where they can promulgate British government disinformation to unsuspecting actual journalists and diplomats.”

New Study: US Economy Actually About to Sink – by Jon Hellevig – – “In view of this, it is clear that the present US economic system will not survive beyond the next 5 to 10 years. Massive changes in the economic model would have to be undertaken either in an organized fashion (hardly imaginable) or through a mega financial crisis. Ultimately this would lead to a permanent downgrading of US standards of living as the economy would have to adjust back to its pre-financial bubble level of $14.5 trillion (a 30% drop from present debt-fueled level). Following these cataclysmic adjustments, the US would lose its economic hegemony and hegemonic military power. This would give a per capita GDP of just above $30 thousand, almost on par with Russia’s present $28 thousand per capita… The Fed may have already caused permanent and fatal damage to the US economy by organizing the decade long zero-interest debt orgy. The US economy has been turned into a giant bubble economy detached from all fundamental market mechanisms. It is even doubtful if the United States can still be called a market economy. In a real market economy, it would never have been possible to press by fiat interest rates down to zero without the other components of a financial system – currency exchange values, inflation, risk premiums – reacting in different directions. In actual fact, it has not been possible in the US either, the complications – as we have seen – have been building up and have now reached the near breaking point. Fed financing has stoked the asset bubbles with misallocated credit that has been used for financial speculation and corporate stock buyback.” Comment: Great article, IMO, well researched.

U.S. Slams Russia, Iran As ‘Morally Reprehensible’ For Rights Violations – ” ‘States that restrict freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly; that allow and commit violence against members of religious, ethnic, and other minority groups; or that undermine the fundamental dignity of persons are morally reprehensible and undermine our interests,’ he said… ‘The governments of China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, for example, violate the human rights of those within their borders on a daily basis and are forces of instability as a result.’.. The report sharply chided Moscow in the Russia section of the report, saying it continues to “arm, train, lead, and fight alongside pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine and that human rights in Russia continue to be ‘significantly and negatively’ affected by Moscow’s ‘purported annexation’ of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula and its support for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine.”

The Plan to Save California’s Legendary Weed From ‘Big Cannabis’ – by Matt Simon – – ” ‘If we were starting this industry from scratch today, and there was no demand and no supply,’ adds Steinmetz, ‘then yes, Big Ag would probably dominate it and run it.’ But the reality is different. The Emerald Triangle marijuana ecosystem is established, and it is vibrant. Flow Kana’s quest is to save this cannabis culture with a facility that will take in product grown in the Emerald Triangle, helping growers compete with the supply chains of Big Cannabis.”

Tucker Carlson MIA for 2 Days After Exposing Syria Gas Hoax – Deep State Revenge? – by Michael Quinn – – “Is he being held in a basement somewhere in the Virginia suburbs being given Chinese water torture? Inquiring minds want to know.”

PM May forced to face Parliament on quick-draw Syria bombing – by Jim W. Dean –

Gunmen Attacked UN Experts In Syria’s Duma – “A gunfight broke out between Syrian security agencies and unidentified persons at the outer perimeter safeguarding the motor convoy … In the exchange of fire, a Syrian security officer sustained a light wound. Russian servicemen were not present at the site of the incident,” Maj. Gen. Yevtushenko told reporters on April 18, according to the Russian news agency TASS… No group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the UNDSS experts yet. Syrian pro-government activists believe cells of Jaysh al-Islam could be behind the attack which was an attempt to obstacle the OPCW investigation in Duma.” – Comment: This was the “security crisis” that Western media have come out blaming the Syrians and Russians for instigating.

Russia Blocks Millions Of IP Addresses Including Local Businesses Over Telegram Refusing To Give Encryption Keys – by Aaron Kesel – – “A court ordered that Telegram be blocked in Russia after it refused to hand over its encryption keys to state security agencies like the FSB… Yesterday, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s equivalent of the FCC, began telling mobile networks that they had to block access to Telegram… According to the head of RKN, Aleksandr Zharov, the authority has managed to block 30 percent of Telegram networks, and the amount of complaints from services that have suffered as a result of the ban is “quite low.” RKN has also issued warnings to proxy and VPN service owners about upcoming bans, citing ‘extremism and calls for mass disturbances.’ ” – Comment: Then I guess Telegram really may be encrypted…

Autonomous Drones Will Soon Decide Who To Kill – by Tyler Durden – – “Here is the program’s objective: ‘Develop a system that can be integrated and deployed in a class 1 or class 2 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to automatically Detect, Recognize, Classify, Identify (DRCI) and target personnel and ground platforms or other targets of interest. The system should implement learning algorithms that provide operational flexibility by allowing the target set and DRCI taxonomy to be quickly adjusted and to operate in different environments.’ ”

EPA Faces Lawsuit For Withholding Records Related To Pesticide Rule Change – by Derrick Broze – – “In March the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled the EPA had illegally delayed implementation of the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard and Certification for Pesticide Applicators rule. Earthjustice applauded the decision at the time. However, the court’s recognition that the EPA has been acting illegally by delaying implementation of the safety measures does not guarantee the agency will be forthcoming with documents requested by Earthjustice. For the moment, the American public remains in the dark regarding the reasoning behind the EPA’s resistance to protect farm workers and children from dangerous pesticides.”

From the webpage on “It is reported by those close to her, that Queen Elizabeth II, will make a public statement in the coming weeks, announcing her decision to step down from the Throne of England. Sources say her decision comes after learning that THE ONE WHOSE RIGHT IT IS TO RULE AND REIGN has made His presence known to her. It is reported that she is in receipt of a Declaration and Notice of Claim to the Throne of England from Australian born Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall… Apparently the Queen’s advisors have confirmed to her that Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall is the direct genetic descendant of the King of Judah, King David through the Royal bloodline of his parents Daphne Golightly and Reginald Marshall.” Comment: First this is supposedly reported by “those close to” The Queen (G*d save her!), so that’s pretty opaque. Moreover, this coming elevation of Golightly Marshall to Beast, er, King of Ol’ Blighty, is reported to be based on his descent from the infamous King David, slayer of Goliath, if the scriptures are to be believed. Sadly, they are not. There is no reliable evidence of the existence of David, or or his magnificent son, Solomon, or of any of the architecture that would reasonably have survived from the opulent Royal Center of Jerusalem as told of in the Bible. Word of G*d… If, in fact, such a dramatic transition does eventuate, we can, IMO, be reasonably sure that a major push toward Unitary World Government is afoot.For more on this, please see:

US Army Figures Out How To Do Facial Recognition in the Dark – by Patrick Tucker – – “The Army researchers saw a parallel with thermal images. Such images show what parts of the face are hotter and cooler, but generally contain fewer data points than a comparable optical image from a camera, making it hard to pick out distinct features. So they set up a convolutional neural network, or CNN, a deep-learning method that uses specific nodes similar to the brain’s, and set it to infer faces from limited data.”

Houston Police Dept. tests new DNA tech that gives results in 90 minutes – by Stephanie Whitfield – – “t’s called rapid DNA… HPD launched a pilot program with the company ANDE to test a machine that runs DNA tests in under two hours… ‘This rapid DNA is the future. It comes down to when mathematicians stopped using abacuses and started using calculators. It’s that important to criminal justice,’ said Lt. Warren Meeler, Houston Police Department, Homicide Division… The machine has a variety of applications, including testing evidence at crime scenes.”

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Los Angeles painting city streets white in bid to combat climate change – by Travis Fedschun – – “While each coasting (sic) could can last up to seven years, they are also pricey, with the estimated cost of $40,000 per mile, the L.A. Daily News reported… ‘Climate change is a fact of life that people in Los Angeles and cities around the world live with every day. It is a grave threat to our health, our environment, and our economy — and it is not debatable or negotiable,’ he said in a statement last year after President Trump said he would walk away from the Paris Climate Agreement.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Los Angeles already has a $74 million budget deficit thanks largely to its intractable homeless problem…

Could Student Loans Lead to Debt Prison? The Handwriting on the Wall – by Alan Nasser – – “Failure to appear in court for the “judgment debtor exam” is grounds for creditors to have the judge issue a civil warrant for the debtor’s arrest. Failure to appear in court is the major grounds for the issuance of a warrant and/or arrest…But most often debtors failed to appear because they were not notified of the court date, or, more scandalously, they were not even notified of the existence of the lawsuit. The ineptitude of the courts’ procedures stands in sharp contrast to the relentlessness with which the courts, in collusion with debt collectors, hound the indebted… The implications of this entire setup are more far reaching than the harm described above done to debtors. The damage includes lost wages, lost jobs and psychological distress. And the debtor need not be jailed in order for these damages to take their toll. An arrest warrant by itself can wreak long-lasting havoc on the debtors’ lives: warrants are entered into background check databases, which can jeopardize future employment, educational opportunities, housing applications and access to security clearances.”

EXCLUSIVE, FULL & UNEDITED Interview Of Sergei Lavrov To BBC with ‘Hard Talk’ Host Stephen Sackur (32 min)

Young Girls Were Given Contraceptive Implants Without Their Parents Consent – by Alanna Ketler – – “One outraged mother, Rachel Halliwell, parent to 11-year-old daughter appeared on the ITV show along with Rebecca Jane, a mother of two and ex reality star. Rachel expressed her outrage and concern over parents being entirely left out of this decision making process and made an excellent point by stating: ‘If my 11-year-old daughter wanted to get her hair coloured or her ears pierced that wouldn’t happen without my consent. Yet she equally could have gone along to a family planning clinic and had a device fitted and I would have known nothing about it.’ ”

Tucker Carlson exposes Syria false flag: ‘No chemical attack even happened’ (w/Video) – by Alex Christoforou – a video (11 min) with Carlson interviewing former British Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford. Following this courageous interview by Tucker, there’s a contrasting Fox group interview with men asserting attacks by the Assad “regime” against its civilians and the probability of “further” chemical attacks by Assad.

UK Labour MPs tell Corbyn ‘enough is enough’ in heated debate on anti-Semitism – Following Jewish community protests, lawmakers rail against their own party in parliament, accusing leadership of failing to tackle anti-Semitism within its ranks – by Raoul Wootliff – – “Luciana Berger, the Jewish Labour MP who first demanded that Corbyn explain his defense of an anti-Semitic mural which sparked the protests last month, delivered an impassioned speech describing abuse she personally received… ‘People have accused me of having two masters, they have said I am ‘Tel Aviv’s servant,’ they have called me a paid up Israeli operative, essentially anti-Semitism of the worst kind suggesting I am a traitor to this country,’ she said of messages she had been sent since questioning Corbyn… Berger said she would ‘make no apology for holding my party to higher standards,’ saying that ‘even one anti-Semitic member of the Labour Party is one member too many‘ and should not be tolerated by the leadership.” (emphases added) – Comment: The mural in question was not in the least “Anti-Semitic.” It depicted a cartoon graphic of the “New World Order” with a group of stereotypic bankers playing Monopoly on the backs of naked peasants. The artist was repeatedly asked if he was showing Jewish bankers, to which he replied only “no.” The mural was destroyed within days. Berger, in her speech, equates “Anti-Semitism” with racism, yet there have been many, conflicting definitions of Anti-Semitism floated. Most recently, any criticism of the actions of anyone acting in the name (under color of representing) the State of Israel, or criticism of Zionism at all have been called Anti-Semitic by “official” Jewish organizations.

US Threatens To Use Force Against Russia, To Strike Syria Once Again – “The US is ready to use force against Russia in Syria and already warned Moscow of this, Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State has said in a written statement to congressional committee on foreign affairs… Mitchell added that Russian mercenaries have allegedly tried to attack US military positions in Syria… Meanwhile, United States House of Representatives Chairman Ed Royce claimed that the April 14 US-led missile strike on Syria had been “legal and justified”. He also threatened Syria with further strikes: ‘The US and our allies were justified in taking limited military action against Bashar al-Assad in response to his barbaric use of chemical weapons. Hopefully, the Syrian dictator gets the message. If not, I have no doubt there will be more military strikes,’ Royce said on the Foreign Affairs Hearing.” – Comment: The Lashings Will Continue Until Moral Improves.

Trump Is Naive About the Neocons Surrounding Him – by Roger Stone – – “But more than any of the other policy areas, it is in national defense and foreign affairs that President Trump faces the most ruthless and ubiquitous of would-be usurpers: the so-called neoconservatives. The neocons are dead-set on maintaining their vice grip on American foreign policy and continuing to impose on this country their messianic international designs and risky interventionist schemes that seek to use American military might as the tool of their dubious globalist objectives.”

Do You Really Think This War Is Over? – by The Saker – – “Facts simply don’t matter. And neither does logic. All that matters are perceptions!.. And the perception is that “we” (the AngloZionist rulers and their serfs) “kicked” Assad’s “ass” and that “we” will “do it again” if “we” feel like it. That is all that matters in the Empire of Illusions which the AngloZionist Hegemony has become… As soon as you understand that, you also will have to agree that Trump was right: it was a “perfect strike” (again, not in reality, but in the world of illusions created around it)… So now we come full circle… The AngloZionist Hegemony demands that the entire planet bows down and worships it. Except for Russia and Iran, everybody meekly goes down on their knees or, at most, meekly looks away. In their own delusional reality, the ‘Mericans feel empowered to smack down Russia or Iran at anytime. There is nothing Iran can do to stop them, and while Russia can, she can only do that at the risk of the future of our entire planet… Now you tell me – do you really think this is over?”

More on the Skripal/Douma false flag connection – “The real danger isn’t that a group of ubermenschen or Bond-villains want to incinerate humanity for vague and unspecified reasons, it’s that the deep heart of the Russophobic cabal is too dogma-driven and infested with idiots to understand the real world results of their plans. We can be sure they won’t have learned from this and won’t be deterred from more of the same or worse in future. And if their next remedial scheme doesn’t get stymied by circumstance or nifty footwork, no one will be more surprised than they are when it kicks of WW3… But they do have some opposition within the state machine, and always have. There were people in the US and UK intelligence agencies who didn’t want to lie about WMDs, and there are people today in the UK FCO who off-record told Craig Murray about the lies being forced on them regarding the Skripal case. These are people with enough smarts to want to avoid real confrontation with Russia, however prepared they are to play the public word games… I think it’s important we address this more nuanced reality rather than opting for the security of familiar memes.”

U.S. To Hit Russia With Sanctions Over Support For Assad – “U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on U.S. television on April 15 that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would announce the new sanctions on April 16… ‘They will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical-weapons use,’ Haley said… ‘I think everyone is going to feel it at this point,’ she added. ‘I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to it.’.. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed that Moscow had been informed of the looming sanctions… ‘I can really confirm that the sanctions are to be imposed on Russia without any link to reality,’ she said on Russian television. ‘If earlier they used to say they were punishing us for Ukraine, now the wording has been changed dramatically. Now they punish us for the mere fact of being in the global arena.’ ” (emphasis added)

Russia says UN delaying Syria mission into alleged gas attack – by Sarah El Deeb and Nataliya Vasilyeva – – “A senior Russian diplomat said on Monday that the mission from the international chemical weapons watchdog cannot access the site of an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital without an appropriate UN permit… Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov’s remarks could indicate a possible attempt to bog down the team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, though both Russia and the Syrian government have welcomed the OPCW visit in the wake of the West’s airstrikes in Syria over the weekend… A team from the OPCW arrived in Syria shortly before the airstrikes early Saturday. It has met with Syrian officials but has not visited the town at the center of the controversy. Government forces and Russian troops have deployed in Douma, which has now fallen under the control of the Syrian government… ‘It is the lack of approval by the UN Department for Safety and Security for OPCW experts to visit the site in Douma that is the problem,’ Ryabkov told reporters, adding that he checked just a short while ago what was delaying their visit.”

More restaurants go cashless, accept only cards and other forms of payment – by Zlati Meyer – – “But most of the benefits appear to accrue to the restaurants: less time taken counting bills, reduced pilferage, no armored-car fees or fear of stickups… It’s a risky strategy. For starters, upscale Millennials — among the most coveted of diners because of their youth and affluence — prefer to pay in cash, according to data. Also, more than a third of Americans between the ages of 18 and 37 do not have a credit card… A committee in Chicago is weighing Alderman Edward Burke’s proposed requirement that merchants accept cash. Massachusetts has had a Discrimination Against Cash Buyers rule on the books since 1978.”

The War in Syria was a US Intervention Since “Day 1” – by Tony Cartalucci – – “With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months, expanding a secret airlift of arms and equipment for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries and the accounts of rebel commanders… The airlift, which began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanded into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows. It has grown to include more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and Qatari military-style cargo planes landing at Esenboga Airport near Ankara, and, to a lesser degree, at other Turkish and Jordanian airports… Yet, published CIA documents drawn from the US National Archives illustrate how this singular agenda seeking to overthrow the government of Syria stretches back even earlier – by decades.”

For the Week of 4/9/18:

Lavrov: Swiss lab says ‘BZ toxin’ used in Salisbury, not produced in Russia, was in US & UK service – “Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with an incapacitating toxin known as 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, citing the results of the examination conducted by a Swiss chemical lab that worked with the samples that London handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW)… However, the UN chemical watchdog limited itself only to confirming the formula of the substance used to poison the Skripals in its final report without mentioning anything about the other facts presented in the Swiss document, the Russian foreign minister added.”

US-led missile strike on Syria was criminal, OPCW to determine – What happened right after the second direct U.S.-missiles invasion of Syria, which had occurred on the night of April 13th, could turn out to have momentous implications — far bigger than the attacks themselves – by Eric Zuesse – – “The OPCW is based not on the U.N. Charter but on that specific treaty, the Chemical Weapons Convention, which was formally approved by the U.N.’s General Assembly on 30 November 1992 and was then opened for signatures in Paris on 13 January 1993. According to the Convention’s terms, it would enter into effect 180 days after 65 nations signed it, which turned out to be on 29 April 1997… So, although the treaty itself received U.N. approval, the recent Russian-sponsored resolution at the U.N.’s Security Council to have the U.N. endorse the OPCW investigation of the 7 April 2018 Douma incident, did not receive U.N. approval. It was instead blocked by the U.S. and its allies. Nonetheless, though without a U.N. endorsement, the OPCW investigation into the incident will move forward, despite the invasion… This fact is momentous, because a credible international inspection, by the world’s top investigatory agency for such matters, will continue to completion, notwithstanding the effort by the U.S. and its allies on the U.N. Security Council, to block it altogether. This decision was reached by the OPCW — not by the U.N… Among the 192 signers of the Chemical Weapons Convention are U.S., Russia, and Syria, as well as China, Iran, and Iraq, but not Israel, nor North Korea and a very few other countries. So: all of the major powers have already, in advance, approved whatever the findings by the OPCW turn out to be.” (emphases added)

Syria: Western Allies launch diplomatic offensive in wake of strikes – Pressure grows on Russia to stop protecting Assad as US, UK and France press for inquiry into chemical weapons stockpiles – – “The aim is to show that the western military intervention is part of a wider political and diplomatic strategy to drive chemical weapons from Syria once and for all… A draft resolution will call on the whole of the UN to try to reinvigorate the stalled peace talks, accept a ceasefire and restore humanitarian access to besieged areas… OPCW inspectors set to investigate site of Douma chemical attack…The UN security council’s 15 members will meet on Monday to discuss the call for a wider push to eliminate the covert Syrian government stockpiles, placing pressure on Russia to stop protecting Bashar al-Assad’s regime from a UN inquiry into its use of chemical weapons… Haley told Fox News the troops would stay until Islamic State was defeated, Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile could not be used to harm US interests, and until there was a good vantage point to watch what Iran was doing inside Syria… ‘We are not going to leave until we have accomplished those things,’ she said… She announced fresh US sanctions would be applied on Monday against companies linked to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. The diplomatic initiative came as the US appeared to have decided to maintain a 2,000-strong US troop presence in Syria indefinitely.” (emphases added) – Comment: There is still no evidence to suggest that Syria has ever used chemical weapons, not against the Western-supported insurgents, and certainly not against Syrian civilians, whom support the Syrian government by about 80% or so. The Western powers know this well. Anything they say that mentions “chemical weapons” is deliberate prevarication for propaganda purposes. Also, please be aware that sanctions are a form of violence or war by other means. They have real-world consequences. The Russian people have had to face extreme privation and to make major efforts to overcome these actions from groups associated with banking interests.

US Vice President Warns Of Further Strikes On Syria, Threatens Damascus Forces, Criticizes Russia – “Later, Pence criticized the Russian attitude towards the conflict in Syria and called on Moscow to distance itself from the Damascus goverment during an interview with the CBS News TV. The US Vice President even held Russia the responsibility for the alleged “failure” of the 2013 agreement for the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons… ‘Our message to Russia is, you’re on the wrong side of history’ … ‘It’s time for Russia to get the message that President Trump delivered last night. That you’re known by the company you keep,’ Pence told CBS News.”

20 Dead After Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Attack Iranian Military Base In Syria – by Tyler Durden – – “While it is too early to determine who launched the attack, since none of the western forces have claimed responsibility, the most likely party is Israel which as a reminder, was also the first to strike Syria last Monday, almost a week before the US-coalition forces also unloaded on Syria.”

The U.S. Corp is at war in Syria – The Donald speaks: – “Targeting the chemical production facilities of the Syrian ‘regime’ ” –

Monika Schaefer: Letter from a German Prison –

Letter #4 (12 min)

Monica, a Canadian, was visiting the first day of the current free-speach trial of Sylvie Stoltz for asking questions about “The Holocaust” on January 3, when the trial was put on recess in the opening hour so that Monica could be arrested by the court for a youtube video (6 min) Sorry Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust:

that she made in Canada in 2016. Since then Monika is being held in prison in Germany without any charges being filed. – Note: I had to replace the link to this video because the previous video had been removed by YouTube. That may happen with this one too.

Dr. Willie Soon on polar bears, sea level, computer models and other hype – “I have argued that too much ice will be the ultimate enemy for polar bears. Polar bears need less sea ice to be well fed and to reproduce. Why? Think about this for a minute: Polar bears eat a lot. Any large colony will need a great deal of food. The bears’ staple diet is seal blubber. But seals are a long way up the food chain. So a fully functional and healthy eco-system is required. And that means oceans warm enough to support the lower links in the food chain from plankton all the way up to seals… Sea level has risen by 400 feet over the past 10,000 years. For the past 200 years it has been rising at about 8 inches per century, and that rate may well continue. It has very little to do with global warming and much more to do with long-term climate cycles. In fact, so slowly has sea level been rising that environmental-extremist scientists have tampered with the raw data by adding an imagined (and imaginary) “global isostatic adjustment”, torturing the data until they show a rate of sea-level rise that has not in reality occurred.”

Russian Defense Ministry Releases Testimonies Of Doctors From Syria’s Duma (Video) – “Moreover, the two doctors stressed in the video that there had been no symptoms proving a chemical weapons use. Both doctors were also able to prove their presence in the emergency room of Duma hospital during the incident via a video published a Syrian opposition news outlet.”

Enemy Construct AlertWhat Price for Collapse of the Empire? – by The Saker – – “Does anybody seriously believe that Trump, May, Macron or Netanyahu would be willing to risk an apocalyptic thermonuclear war which could kill several hundred million people in just a few hours because Assad has used chemical weapons on tens, hundreds or even thousands of innocent Syrian civilians (assuming, just for argument’s sake, that this accusation is founded)? Since when do the AngloZionist care about Arabs?! This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever!” – Comment: If you only read one detailed article this week…

IDF: Gazans hurl explosives, firebombs, burn Israeli flags, try to damage fence – One Palestinian said killed, more than 100 hurt as 10,000 Palestinians demonstrate at 5 points along border; Hamas official says ‘it’s time for return’ – added)

Russia spied on Skripal and daughter for at least 5 years: UK – “Russia’s intelligence agencies spied on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for at least five years before they were attacked with a nerve agent in March, the national security adviser to Britain’s prime minister said… Mark Sedwill said in a letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday that email accounts of Yulia had been targeted in 2013 by cyber specialists from Russia’s GRU military intelligence service… Sedwill also said in the letter, which was published by the government, that it was ‘highly likely that the Russian intelligence services view at least some of its defectors as legitimate targets for assassination.’.. The Skripals were (note: allegedly) targeted by what London says was a nerve agent attack that left both of them critically ill for weeks. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said it is highly likely that Moscow was behind the attack.” (emphasis added) – Comment: the drumbeat continues. Apparently “highly likely” is the new standard for intenational censure and sanctions.

There is NOT Just a US “Opioid Crisis” – There is Something Far Worse Happening… Here it is…- by Jonelle Elgaway –

Turkey’s running out of time to pick a partner in Syria – by Fehim Tastekin – – “There are factors that may force Turkey to pick a side in this critical time. First, its partnership with Russia and Iran in the fragile Astana peace process might not meet Turkey’s expectations. Then, there are growing economic issues and the seemingly unstoppable loss of value of Turkey’s currency. Negative economic signals are forcing Turkey to think hard about the costs of taking on the West. Erdogan, who has problems with so many countries, must be careful to protect his country’s economy… Erdogan’s outburst to Lavrov that Turkey — and not the Russian foreign minister — will be the one to decide when to hand over Afrin was a clear sign that Ankara could still revert to its former policy dedicated to toppling Assad… Actually, an April 11 statement by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu may well be the harbinger of Turkey’s return to that policy... ‘The time has come for the Bashar Assad regime in Syria to go,’ Cavusoglu said. ‘The Assad regime must leave Syria. This is not the first time the Assad regime has used chemical weapons. It has killed nearly 1 million people with airstrikes and barrel bombs.’ ”

FDA now wants to eliminate side effect warnings from drug ads in latest collusion with Big Pharma – by Isabelle Z. – – “These efforts appear to be paying off in more ways than one because now the FDA is considering scrapping them altogether on the grounds that TV viewers simply don’t listen to the side effect lists. With this move, it appears the FDA cares less and less about making their collusion with Big Pharma obvious.”

Anti-GMO activist found dead in hotel pool, hours before planned delivery of 200,000 petition signatures to the EPA – by Derrick Broze and Mike Adams – – “According to Napoles, de Mier called her on Thursday April 5 to announce her intention to drive from Florida to Washington D.C. to file her petition with the EPA. The two headed to Washington on Sunday, arrived on Monday, and planned to deliver their petition on Tuesday morning. Around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday morning de Mier left Napoles to go for a quick swim at the hotel’s rooftop pool before heading to the EPA. This was the last time Napoles saw de Mier alive. Regarding the possibility of death by accidental drowning, Napoles said Mila de Mier was not known to be a weak swimmer and had swum with whale sharks in the past. Napoles said the two also had plans to go swim with dolphins in June… ‘She wanted the people of Houston to have time to comment on the release of GE mosquitoes. She would want people to continue the fight,’ Napoles stated.”

Trump orders officials to look at rejoining TPP: Senators – “Trump directed his top economic adviser Larry Kudlow and top trade official Robert Lighthizer to talk to the 11 member nations of the TPP trade pact about the possibility of rejoining the deal. Formally abandoning the agreement was one of Trump’s signature campaign promises and one of his first acts as president… ‘The president multiple times reaffirmed in general to all of us and looked right at Larry Kudlow and said, “Larry, go get it done,” ‘ Republican Senator Ben Sasse told reporters at the White House…”

DISTURBING video shows Syrian kids learning how to fake a chemical attack – The footage shows a group of adults in Syria orchestrating what appears to be a rehearsal for a chemical gas attack – by Vladimir Rodzianko – – “The video below begins with an alarm sounding, with adults directing local Syrian schoolchildren to lay on the floor, while others in gas masks administer fake white foam to the children’s’ mouths, convulsing as though they were really experiencing symptoms of ingesting toxic chemicals.”

From the Military-Grade-Propaganda Desk: Syria attack: nerve agent experts race to smuggle bodies out of Douma – by Martin Chulov – – “In the five days since, intelligence technicians have pored over satellite images, radio intercepts and flight paths to try to establish what happened in Douma. In Jordan, officials prepared to receive biological samples from some of the estimated 42 dead and the hundreds more who survived… Smuggling routes in and out of Damascus are well travelled, and makeshift crossings along the watertight Jordanian border can suddenly open whenever there’s a need. Getting samples, especially corpses, to laboratories has been a top priority this week as the US has tried to establish if the gas that was dropped contained more than chlorine… ‘Blood and urine will show that for up to a week, maybe longer,’ said one official who had examined samples taken from patients after the sarin strikes in Ghouta in August 2013 and in Khan Sheikhoun in April last year. “[Nerve agents] degrade very quickly in situ though. If there was going to be a productive fact-finding mission, they would need to get there immediately.” – Comment: I recommend a close reading of this whole article. It is written very authoritatively, and the final impression it leaves me with is that there will be an “official explanation” created that will serve to contest the actual evidence gathered by Russian investigators, and, in the next few days, the OPCW team from the UN. Anyone without a context for this, and with a trust in the information from The Guardian will come away with the impression that this “gas attack” must have happened and that the Russians are lying.

From the This-Guy-May-Be-Alright Desk: US Defense Secretary: No Decision To Strike Syria, Washington Waiting Evidence Of Chemical Attack – ” ‘We are not engaged on the ground there, so I cannot tell you that we have evidence, though we certainly had a lot of media and social media indicators that either chlorine or sarin were used,’ Mattis said.” – Comment: This is the second time that Mattis has come out and blunted a propaganda assault on a “chemical attack.” I know I dunno nuttin’ about nuttin’, but from my prejudiced view it’s looking like Jimbo may be one of those “White Hat” types…

Syria Diplomatic Front: New Macron’s Claims, German Rejection To Participate In Attack – “France has already stated that they will respond to the chemical attack when they collect all the “proof”… ‘We have proof that chemical weapons were used last week, at least chlorine, and that they were used by the regime of Bashar al-Assad,’ the French President Emmanuel Macron said at the French TF1 channel… French media has reported that Macron is claiming to respond ‘at a time of our choosing, when we judge it to be the most useful and the most effective’. However, during his interview the President stressed that he wanted to avoid “an escalation”:.. ‘France will in no way allow an escalation or anything that would harm regional stability, but we cannot allow regimes that believe they can act with impunity to violate international law in the worst possible way.’ ”

Trump tweet early this morning (April 11, 4am DC time): ” Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

Russian veto ends U.N. probe of chemical weapons use in Syria – “To investigate the sarin attack it (the UN Joint Investigative Mechanism) blamed on the Syrian military, the JIM investigators looked at photos, conducted interviews and analyzed soil samples. But they never visited the village where the attack occurred… Russia called the work “amateurish” and charged the investigators’ reports are routinely biased against the Syrian government… Vassily Nebenzia, Russia’s ambassador to the U.N., said Russia supported the idea of renewing the mandate but insisted that flaws be corrected. He proposed a draft(actually, two drafts)purporting to do that, but it did not get enough votes to pass… ‘There is nothing balanced about the U.S. draft resolution,’ he said, charging that none of the flaws were addressed. ‘You bear the responsibility if the mechanism cannot be salvaged.’ ” (emphasis added) – Note: None of the articles on the Security Council session that I could find covered the actual language of either the U.S. resolution Russian vetoed or the two Russian-amended resolutions that were voted down by the Council. There has so far been no public analysis of what was actually done at the Security Council.

From the Official-State-Propaganda Desk: READY TO STRIKE Syria – US-led coalition warplanes ‘seen flying over Iraqi border’ as nerve gas counter attack looms – “European air traffic controllers issued a “rapid alert” for airlines in the Eastern Mediterranean over the possibility of air strikes into Syria within the next 72 hours… The European Aviation Security Agency’s (EASA) warning of possible launches of air-to-ground strikes or cruise missiles comes as the US, Britain, France and allies weigh up retaliatory measures to a suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria… Nafiseh Kohnavard, a reporter for the BBC, tweeted: “Airlines that are still using Syria’s airspace have received a request to change their corridors for the next 48 hours… ‘Sources say that all military bases and important centres of the Syrian government are on high alert as a US attack is expected.’..” (and from the SAME ARTICLE): “The attack in Douma happened late on Saturday amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce with the Army of Islam rebel group… Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said poison gas was used on the rebel-held town near the capital, an allegation strongly denied by the Assad government… Families were reportedly found suffocated in their homes and shelters, with foam on their mouths.” (emphsis added)Comment: The “article,” from the UK The Sun, contains not only the bald assertions of the factuality of “the gas attack” in Douma, but several pictures released by the White Helmets with their claims of an attack. Russian investigation at the purported scene of the incident found “zero evidence” of use of chemical weapons. Additionally, no patients were found in the Douma hospital or anywhere in liberated Eastern Ghouta with symptoms of exposure to chemicals. BTW, the headline above says “nerve gas counter attack.” Perhaps they’ve confused this with the purported attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal, but the “Douma attack” was reported as being chlorine gas.

Trump: “Get Ready Russia”, Missiles “Will Be Coming”

Saber Rattling: Israeli Officials (threaten to) Attack Syria – ” ‘If the Iranians act against Israel from Syrian territory, it will be Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government that will pay the price,’ senior Israeli defense officials were quoted by the country’s media on April 11. ‘Assad’s regime and Assad himself will disappear from the map and the world if the Iranians do try to harm Israel or its interests from Syrian territory.’.. ‘Our recommendation to Iran is that it does not try to act, because Israel is determined to continue on this issue to the very end.’ ”

Iranian media posts photos of Syrian base allegedly bombed by Israel – by Stuart Winer – – “The Tasnim media outlet, which has been affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, specified that seven IRGC members were killed in the strike, including one high-ranking officer, Col. Mehdi Dehghan, who reportedly served in one of the group’s drone units.”

Macron: Any French Strikes Will Target Assad’s Chemical Weapons Stocks – “On April 10, Macron said he supports a ‘strong and joint response’ to the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7, which the US and its allies blamed on the Assad government… ‘Our decision will not target allies of the regime or attack anyone but rather attack the regime’s chemical capabilities,’ he said, insisting he did ‘not want an escalation’.” – Comment: That will be quite a trick for the French, as the “Assad Regime” doesn’t have any.

3,627 Militants And Members Of Their Families Left Douma – Russian Military – – “On April 10, the Syrian state-run news agency SANA revealed that all hostages taken by Jaish al-Islam had been released from Douma on April 9 evening… ‘SANA correspondent said that two buses carrying dozens of liberated abductees arrived in one of the Syrian Arab army checkpoints near al-Wafedeen Camp corridor at 11:00 pm, after which they headed for al-Faihaa stadium in Damascus where their relatives and thousands of citizens have been waiting to welcome them… The first batch of abductees, most of them were women and children who have been kidnapped from Adra Industrial City since January 2013, was released on Sunday after an agreement was reached earlier in the day to release all the abductees in exchange for the exit of all terrorists,’ the SANA’s article reads.”

Tucker Carlson: Would war against Assad make US safer? (7 min)

Israel just lost American Jews – by Philip Weiss – – “David Rothkopf responded eloquently: Until every resident of the land over which Israel enforces control has equal rights and protections under the law it’s not a democracy… Rothkopf is as Jewish establishment as they come. The former head of Foreign Policy magazine, he once tarred Walt and Mearsheimer as gentile anti-Semites… But Rothkopf was enraged : Israel’s brutal treatment of the demonstrators in Gaza…and Gaza itself…is the anti-Passover. It represents the height of hypocrisy: A supposedly Jewish state violating the most basic concepts of the religion in order to defend its ‘right to exist.’ “

From the Not-MY-Title Desk: Conflict In Syria Is About To Turn Into Global War – “Responding to Haley’s statement during the UNSC meeting, Russian representative Vassily Nebenzia called the accusations against Damascus “fake news”. Nebenzia once again warned the US and its allies of the possible “grave consequences” of a military action against Syria… ‘Do you now understand what you have done?’ Nebenzia repeated Putin’s question about the US-led reckless games in the Middle East. ‘No, you do not.’.. ‘Everywhere you go, everything you touch, you leave behind only chaos. You try to fish in those murky waters, but the only thing you catch is mutants… ‘What [the] military misadventures of the West bring about is well known, as shown by the examples of Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya. Nobody has vested you with the power to act like the world’s policeman, or to act like the prosecutor, judge, and executioner either,’ he said.” – Questions: I’m wondering, is it mere ignorance to take note of what I take it must be only posturing within the international diplomatic milieu? Does anyone think that Nikki Haley and Vassily Nebenzia are just a tag-team operating like they’re in the World Wrestling Federation?

President Trump Cabinet Meeting Making Decision on Syria 4/9/2018 (10 min) – – “According to media reports, Pentagon is currently providing Trump with various military options, like a cruise missile strike or a massiive airstrike on crucial Syrian faclities, which could be implemented.” (emphasis added)

UN Security Council holds emergency summit over alleged Syria chemical attack – Several countries have accused Syria of using chemical weapons against civilians in a deadly attack on the rebel town of Douma. US President Donald Trump has vowed to “forcefully” respond, further heightening tensions – – “Despite denying the use of chemical weapons in Saturday’s attack, Russia said it was ready to co-operate with the OPCW. Nebenzia said OPCW investigators should fly to Syria as early as Tuesday to investigate the attack, and offered them protection… A draft resolution circulated ahead of Monday’s Security Council meeting suggested that Russia and the Western nations were proposing the creation of a new body to assess the blame for chemical attacks. However, the West objects to Russia’s demand for the Security Council to have veto rights over the new body’s findings… ‘We have reached the moment when the world must see justice done,’ said Haley. ‘History will record this as the moment when the Security Council either discharged its duty or demonstrated its utter and complete failure to protect the people of Syria.’.. However, Russia’s UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia was quick to deny that chemical weapons had been used in Douma. According to Nebenzia, Russian investigators were sent to Douma over the weekend and found no evidence that a nerve agent or chlorine had been used in an attack… The Russian envoy said claims that there was a chemical weapons attack and that it was perpetrated by Damascus are “contradictory.” The “fake news” from Douma was intended to deflect attention from the UK’s muddled case regarding the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, Nebenzia said… During the Security Council session, the Israel Foreign Ministry issued a statement accusing Syria of committing “crimes against humanity” in the attack in Douma.” – Question: As far as “the moment” when the UN demonstrated its “failure to protect the people of Syria,” could it perhaps have been the day that they decided not to see the U.S. and British involvement in creating their ISIS proxy armies?

Syrian Air Defense Forces Repel Missile Attack On T4 Airbase. Casualties Reported (Map, Video) – – “The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) rejected to comment on the reports about the missile strike in Syria. However, a video appeared online showing unidentified fighter jets in Lebanese airspace prior to the strike. Considering that the IDF often uses Lebanese airspace to launch missiles at targets inside Syria, Israel is the main suspect in the last night attack.”

Trump official: football fans should ‘think twice’ about Russia World Cup – by David Smith – – “Football fans should “think twice” about travelling to the World Cup in Russia this summer as consular services are threatened by the diplomatic crisis between Vladimir Putin and the west, a senior White House official has warned… The tournament kicks off on 14 June under the shadow of tit-for-tat expulsions and what some describe as a new cold war. Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, has suggested Putin will seek to exploit the showpiece in the way Adolf Hitler milked the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936.”

The Corrupt Foster Care and Adoption System: Why Aren’t More Foster and Adoptive Parents Speaking Out? – by Brian Shilhavy – – “The data is very clear. A very small minority of children removed from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) are removed because they live in “abusive” homes… The vast majority, anywhere from 75% to 85% or more, are removed for other reasons, usually under the umbrella term of “neglect.” This would include “medical neglect” where one can lose custody of their children simply for disagreeing with a doctor, or seeking a second medical opinion.. Based on large scale research studies conducted at MIT by Joseph Doyle in 2007 and 2008, the data also clearly shows that children in foster care fare far worse than even children left in “troubled homes,” which begs the question as to why we even have a child welfare system that takes children out of families and makes them wards of the State.”

From the But-Wait-There’s-More Desk: Is Senator Richard Pan the Democratic Party’s Dream Candidate to Face President Trump in 2020? – by Kent Heckenlively – – “Which brings me to the latest madness of Senator Pan, his proposed Senate Bill, 1424, the “On-Line False Information Act“ which would require anybody who posts news on the internet to verify their posted information with “fact-checkers.” ”

Trump promises decision ‘very quickly’ on response to Syria – by Robert Burns , Matther Lee and Jonathan Lemire – – “President Donald Trump said Monday he will decide “probably by the end of today” on a U.S. response to the apparent chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians. He suggested Syria’s main military ally, Russia, would “pay a price.”.. Speaking during a Cabinet meeting, Trump condemned the “heinous attack” Saturday that killed at least 40 people, including children. Asked by a reporter whether President Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, Trump said, ‘He may, yeah, he may. And if he does it’s going to be very tough, very tough.’ He added, ‘Everybody’s gonna pay a price. He will, everybody will.’ ”

Astonishing California Bill Would Shut Down Free Speech, Require Fact-Checkers – by Jon Rappoport – – “California used to be trumpeted as the cutting edge of American culture… It still is, except the culture is now all about censoring free speech… California Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous 2015 law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren (SB277), has stepped up to the plate and introduced another bill… This one would clamp down on criticism of ANY Official Story… The bill is titled ‘SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.’.. It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.”

For the Week of 4/2/18:

Trump’s Syria “Withdrawal” Was Textbook US Deception – by Tony Cartalucci – – “…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 – – “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 –

Trump tweets condemnation of Syria chemical attack, saying Putin shares the blame – by Carol Morello and Jenna Johnson – – ” 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 –

SYRIA: The Egregious Western Media ‘Chemical Weapon’ Fraud in Eastern Ghouta – by Vanessa Beeley – – ” 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 ––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) –

From the United-Propaganda-Front Desk: Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack – by Ben Hubbard –

Innocent Email Throws #NeverAgain Narrative Into Question – by Richard Enos – – “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 – – ” ‘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 – – “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 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)

Hill and Don’s Honduran Caravan – by Paul Street – – “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 warns – “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 – – “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 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – 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 – – “…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 – – “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 – – ” 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 – – “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 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 –

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 – – “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 – Reports – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 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 formality – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 military – “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 – – “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 – – “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 Science – “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 – – “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!

Moscow: US Deploying Hardware to Al-Tanf, Boosting Military Presence in Syria – ” ‘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 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 –

Child Arrested for Sharing Photo of Toy Gun on Social Media That He Got for His Birthday – by Rachel Blevins – – “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 – – “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 – – “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:

Russian Military Police Redeployed In 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. 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 – – “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.” –

From the Peace-Through-Social-Justice Desk: 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “In an article published by Navneet Alang of 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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) – – “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 – – “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 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 – – “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 – – “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) –

About 11,000 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 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 – – “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 –

EPA Approves Population Control Vaccine For 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)

Theresa May to ask EU leaders to stand together against Russia’s threat to democracy – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – 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 – – “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 – – “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 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’ – “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 – – “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 – – ” ‘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 – – ” 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 Weekend

Energy is at the heart of the sustainable development agenda to 2030 – by Dr Fatih Birol – – “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 – – 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 –

(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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – 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 – – ” 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 – – “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 – – “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 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 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 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 – – “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.”

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In Power Movement Website: https://InPowerMovement.comBritain, Syria… Synchronizing Provocations to Beat Russia – by Finian Cunningham – – “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 – Comment: Be afraid, be VERY afraid.

Britain Accuses Russia Of Stockpiling Novichok Nerve Agent – by Andrew MacAskill – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 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 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 – – “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)

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)

Video interview of Henningsen of 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 –

ADL Creepy New Ad Promotes Censorship Under Online Hate Index – by Aaron Kesel – – “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 – – “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 – – “ ‘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 by host Michael Welch (27 min): 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) – – 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 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 – – “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 – – “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 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) – 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – ” ‘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) – – ” ‘(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 – Lavrov – ” ‘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 – – “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 – – “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 response – “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 – – “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 – – “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 Madiera 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – ” ‘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 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 – – ” 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 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 Action – “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 – – “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 – – “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 crimes – ” 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):

Experiment Demonstrates the Deadly Power of Social Compliance – by Dylan Charles – – “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 – 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 –

Police Are Creating A National Surveillance Network Using COMTEC, Project Green Light And More – by MassPrivateI – – 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)

The Online Hate Index (1 min): – “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 – – “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” – ” 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 – – “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 –

Homelessness in L.A.: A national disgrace that must be fixed – by Paul Thornton – – “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 –

from the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Some Christians Giving Up Carbon for Lent to Combat Global Warming

Israel Seeks US Ammunition, Support for Planned Attack on Lebanese Civilian Targets – by Whitney Webb – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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. – “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 – – “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”

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 – – “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, 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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? – “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 – – “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 – – “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 minister – “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 Claims – “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 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 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 Ice

Venezuelans Are Paying a 100% Premium for Cash – It’s yet another infuriating inconvenience of living in an imploding economy – by Andrew Rosati –
Israel Is Directly Arming Seven Militant Groups In Southern Syria – Media

Cities can change the fate of the world’s climate outlook: Christiana Figueres – by Vaidehi Shah – – “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 farmers – “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 Representatives – “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 – – ” ‘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 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)

Putin: The Man Who Stopped Washington’s Regime Change Rampage – by Mike Whitney – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 –

from the Thicker-Higher-Deeper Desk: Navy Deploys Destroyers To Black Sea To “Desensitize” Russia To US Presence – by Tyler Durden – – ” ‘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 – – ‘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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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) – – 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” – – “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): 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 –

My First Day as CIA Director – by Ray McGovern – – “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)

Broward County Sheriff Denies Mishandling Shooting Response (w/video of Sheriff evading question by Jake Tapper) – by Amber Athey – – 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 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 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 – Adams urges us to vote “against Democrats” forever, to fight Fascism (?)

Syria ceasefire not to affect offensive in Afrin: Turkey – ” ‘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)

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 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)

LA Has Criminalized Poverty By Making It Illegal To Sleep In Cars and RVs – by John Vibes – – “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 – – “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 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 – – “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” (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: – 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 – “ – “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 – – “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) – – “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:

Israel and Iran: Inching Toward Armed Conflict – by Peter Korzun – – “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 Respond – “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’ – ” ‘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. Ghouta – “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 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 – – “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) Woolseys response to interviewer Laura Ingraham is most amusing…

‘No Cash’ Signs Swamp Sweden, Central Bank Under Scrutiny – by Amanda Billner – – “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 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, 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 – – “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 – – “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 Transplants – “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 – – “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 – – “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 ballots – “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 – – ” ‘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 – – “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 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 – – 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 –

Lawmakers agree to destroy site of school carnage: ‘This building has to come down’ – by Mary Ellen Klas – – “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… – “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 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 –

History Lessons from Years Under Islamism – by Majid Rafizadeh – – “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 – – “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 – – “I was intrigued by Byrt’s description of the book as a kind of master key to the relationship between New Zealand and the techno-libertarians of Silicon Valley. Reluctant to enrich Davidson or the Rees-Mogg estate any further, I bought a used edition online, the musty pages of which were here and there smeared with the desiccated snot of whatever nose-picking libertarian preceded me… It presents a bleak vista of a post-democratic future. Amid a thicket of analogies to the medieval collapse of feudal power structures, the book also managed, a decade before the invention of bitcoin, to make some impressively accurate predictions about the advent of online economies and cryptocurrencies… The book’s 400-odd pages of near-hysterical orotundity can roughly be broken down into the following sequence of propositions… ‘

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

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

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

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

WattUp, “wireless charging” competitor to “NanoCrystal”: “The company’s WattUp Mid Field transmitter can deliver power via radio frequency (RF) energy to WattUp-enabled electronic devices at a distance of up to three feet. As the only technology that can do both contact-based and non-contact-based wireless charging, as well as charge multiple devices at once, WattUp is highly scalable and automatically charges devices, as needed, until they are topped off. While older charging technologies allow for only contact-based charging, Energous is the only company to achieve Wireless Charging 2.0 to-date, which is the ability to charge devices both at contact (including fast charging large battery devices such as smartphones and tablets), as well as power-at-a-distance. Similar to WiFi, the WattUp ecosystem ensures interoperability between receivers and transmitters, regardless of the manufacturer, making the entire ecosystem flexible and accessible for consumers and manufacturing partners…. (WattUp technology is already approved by the FCC)… “This represents the first time FCC equipment certification has been awarded to any device that charges wirelessly at a distance, and operates under Part 18 of the FCC’s rules. The FCC’s Part 18 rules permit higher-power operations than are permitted under the Part 15 rules that have been used to approve other at a distance charging devices.” – Comment: No One, But No One, is talking about either the frequency range (almost certainly microwave) or waveforms involved with this technology. Health concerns are nowhere on the horizon around this. Gotta have it, just like 5G (“5g Towers Will Double Cancer Rates in America”: 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 – – ” ‘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 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 – – “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 – w/Video 6 min) –

U.S. Intelligence Shuts Down Damning Report on Whistleblower Retaliation – by Kevin Poulsen – – “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 – – “Halbe Zijlstra announced his resignation in an emotional speech to the House of Representatives. Zijlstra described the “Greater Russia” affair as the “biggest mistake” in his political career, adding that the country deserves a Foreign Minister who is beyond reproach.” – Comment: Wonder what moved him to concoct this lie back in 2006?

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

Taxpayers Shell Out $175K for Brave Cop Fired by Dept. for Refusing to Kill a Man – by Matt Agorist – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 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 – – “In trying to remain neutral, while also trying to research knowledgeable commentaries about what happened, I’ve listened to numerous ‘sides’ of conflicting stories and found one legal commentator Attorney Joseph diGenova, a former federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia, who apparently has an inside track on information and knows more about the actually occurring real events, which he discusses in the video below. Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Joseph E. diGenova: “The FBI used to spy on the Russians; this time they spied on us.”

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

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

Our Sun is about to get unusually cool, researchers predict – IT’S producing less sunspots, less magnetism and less ultraviolet radiation. But don’t expect this once-in-400-year cooldown by our life-giving Sun to halt climate change – by Jamie Seidel – – “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:

Three Crazy Things We Now Accept As “Normal” For The Economy – by Charles Hugh Smith – – “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’ – “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 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 War – ” ‘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 – – “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 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 – 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 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – ” 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 – – “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 –—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)


TRUTH JIHAD: Cyber-surveillance whistleblower Mark Novitsky: “Super Bowl false flag threat is real, I’m leaving Twin Cities” – by Kevin Barrett – – “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 – – “A very disturbing fact about the wire tapping request of President Trump is that the FISA Court turned down President Obama’s Administration’s first request to wire tap President Trump that was evidently signed off on by Attorney General Lynch. With only two known applications denied out of 10,700 from 2009 through 2015, the fact that the Obama Administration’s application was denied by the FISA Court is very disturbing. The odds of this happening were 0.02%.”

For the Week of 1/29/18:

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

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


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

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

from the Make-It-Stop Desk: CIA Director Pompeo defends meetings with Russian spy chiefs – by Jonathan Landay – – “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 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 – – “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:

The Saker: US Sanctions, Baffled Russians, Hot Air And 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 – – “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 Future – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 concerns – “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 – – “The FBI pushed back sharply Wednesday against a GOP memo criticizing the bureau’s use of secret surveillance orders — escalating a remarkable public standoff between the White House and the nation’s top law enforcement agency… ‘As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy,’ the FBI said in a statement.”

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

from the Putin-Told-Me Desk: CIA Chief Says Russia Will Try To Meddle In Midterm Elections – “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 – – “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 – – “ 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 – – “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) – – “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 Contract – “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” – – “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 – – ” ‘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 – – “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? – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 Russia – “Asked repeatedly to detail how the memo distorts the underlying info, Schiff said he could not because the materials are classified. A Nunes spokesman didn’t immediately return an email for comment… The memo created by Nunes purports to document classified information that shows serious misconduct by top FBI and Justice Department officials in getting authority from a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to conduct secret surveillance on Trump campaign officials, in particular former foreign policy adviser Carter Page. Three people who have seen the memo told Politico that it also raises questions about the role of the so-called “Steele Dossier” in prompting that surveillance… But the campaign to discredit the Russia investigation continues unabated, and the Nunes memo is at the center of it.” (emphasis added) – Comment: This article seems to have emerged from the nexus of Politico, who seem embedded in the massive campaign to end the Trump administration.

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

DOJ has started recovering missing Strzok-Page texts that may expose “secret society” collusion against Trump (w/video) – by Alex Christoforou – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 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 – – “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 – – ” 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 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 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 Syria – ” 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 – – “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 – – ” ‘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 – – “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 – – “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 – – ” ‘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 – – “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? – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “ ‘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.” 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 expert – “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 – – “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 –

Agent’s Text Messages Prove That Comey’s FBI Is Behind Russia-Gate – by Ray McGovern – – “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 FM – “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 – 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 – – ” 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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’ – “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 – – “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 Warheads – ” ‘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 – – “He added: ‘All the players involved must know that we feel free to do whatever is in our power to prevent permanent Iranian presence in Syria. And that is not a threat, it is a fact of life. So those of the players — mostly the Russians but also the Assad regime — who are interested in stability in Syria must know that as long as there are Iranian forces on the ground in Syria they will be no stability.’ ” (emphasis added)

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

How the Collapse of Venezuela Really Happened: Part 1 – by Jose Martinez – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – 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 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 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “ ‘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.” 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 expert – “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 – – “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 –

Agent’s Text Messages Prove That Comey’s FBI Is Behind Russia-Gate – by Ray McGovern – – “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 FM – “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 – 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 – – ” 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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’ – “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 – – “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 Warheads – ” ‘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 – – “He added: ‘All the players involved must know that we feel free to do whatever is in our power to prevent permanent Iranian presence in Syria. And that is not a threat, it is a fact of life. So those of the players — mostly the Russians but also the Assad regime — who are interested in stability in Syria must know that as long as there are Iranian forces on the ground in Syria they will be no stability.’ ” (emphasis added)

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

How the Collapse of Venezuela Really Happened: Part 1 – by Jose Martinez – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – 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 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 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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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 – – “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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