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For the Week of 9/11/17:

The American Medical Association vs. Human Nature – by Philip Hawley, Jr. – – “The document is laced with similarly inexplicable statements, seemingly backed up by nothing more than the personal intuitions of its author(s). For instance, regarding gene therapy: “Because of the potential for abuse, genetic manipulation of non-disease traits or the eugenic development of offspring may never be justifiable” [emphasis mine].”

Is Israel becoming a mafia state? – Some 25% of the revenue of Israel’s lauded high-tech sector comes from shady or fraudulent industries; three-quarters of MKs are said to be in thrall to special interest groups – by Simona Weinglas –

Syrian Air Defense Force Fired S-200 Missile At Israeli Warplanes Over Lebanon – REPORTS –

US-led Coalition Bombed Syrian Military Column Near Deir Ezzor – Media – – “The TV channel said that the reported airstrikes were a message to the SAA and its allies to avoid crossing the Euphrates River. Nor the Syrian military nor the US-led coalition have commented on the report of Sky News Arabia.”

ISIS Launches Counter-Attack In Attempt To Push US-backed Forces From Deir Ezzor City

Breaking News of Saudi Crown Prince’s “Secret” Visit To Israel Brings Embassy Scramble – by Tyler Durden – – Whether or not it was in fact Crown Prince Salman that himself went to Israel, the timing of the high level delegation’s visit is simply impossible to ignore. Simply put, Syria was without a doubt discussed… and shortly thereafter Syria was bombed. Such direct and closer relations among perennial enemies could be a sign of more escalation and desperate measures to come in the region. This is certainly not – as Israeli media reported – a sign of regional peace.

Israeli Justice Minister: Israel And West Have Major Interest In Establishing Independent Kurdistan

The EU Is Changing Its Approach To Russia. What Awaits The Eurasian Integration? – by Dmitry Yevstafiev –

Israeli Media Begs US to Prepare For War With Syria, Russia, Iran – by Andrew Illingworth – “The article by Mandel is an outstanding example of how Israeli pro-war interest groups – speaking through right-wing Zionists in top American military and foreign policy circles – try to entice the US government and population into participating in wars that only benefit the hegemonic ambitions of Israel’s deep state.”

Echoes of Iraq-WMD Fraud in Syria – Just as the West ignored signs in 2002-03 that anti-government Iraqis were fabricating WMD claims, evidence is being brushed aside that Syrian jihadists have ginned up chemical attacks – by Robert Parry –

The Secret Privilege by Which the Military Intelligence Complex Retains Control – by Makia Freeman –

Simulating war with Hezbollah, IDF looks to avoid past mistakes – After war games with mock terrorist ‘killing sprees’ in Israeli communities and a counterattack in southern Lebanon, army bringing to a close its largest drill in 19 years – by Judah Ari Gross –

After alleged Israeli airstrike, Liberman warns Syria: ‘Don’t test us’ – As Syrian official threatens that Israel will ‘pay heavy price,’ defense minister says things will end very badly for Damascus – by Judah Ari Gross –

Israeli PM Netanyahu Declares Official Support To Creation Of Kurdish State – “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today: ‘Israel rejects the PKK and considers it a terrorist organization, as opposed to Turkey, which supports the terror organization Hamas. While Israel rejects terror in any form, it supports the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to attain a state of its own.’ ”

Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels – by Tyler Durden – – “The OCCRP and BIRN published internal US defense procurement files after an extensive investigation which found that the Pentagon is running a massive weapons trafficking pipeline which originates in the Balkans and Caucuses, and ends in Syria and Iraq. The program is ostensibly part of the US train, equip, and assist campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF, a coalition of YPG/J and Arab FSA groups operating primarily in Syria’s east). The arms transfers are massive and the program looks to continue for years. According to Foreign Policy’s (FP) coverage of the report: ‘The Department of Defense has budgeted $584 million specifically for this Syrian operation for the financial years 2017 and 2018, and has earmarked another $900 million of spending on Soviet-style munitions between now and 2022. The total, $2.2 billion, likely understates the flow of weapons to Syrian rebels in the coming years.’.. One of the authors of the OCCRP/BIRN report, Ivan Angelovski, told Foreign Policy that, “The Pentagon is removing any evidence in their procurement records that weapons are actually going to the Syrian opposition.” The report is based on internal US government memos which reveal that weapons shipment destination locations have been scrubbed from original documents.”

Calls to punish skeptics rise with links to climate change, hurricanes – by Valerie Richardson – – ” ‘Climate change denial should be a crime,’ declared the Sept. 1 headline in the Outline. Mark Hertsgaard argued in a Sept. 7 article in the Nation, titled ‘Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us,’ that ‘murder is murder’ and ‘we should punish it as such.’ ”

Devastating UK survey finds half of Britons agree with anti-Israel statements – Largest and most detailed study of attitudes towards Jews and Israel ever conducted in Britain finds one in three citizens holds at least one anti-Semitic attitude – by Robert Philpot –

Who Rules America? The Power Elite in the Time of Trump (downloadable pdf on page) – by James Petras –

From the Don’t-You-Get-It-YET Desk: The Russian Hacking Story Continues to Unravel – by Mike Whitney

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? – by Makia Freeman – – “Netanyahu was already talking about terrorism in 1979 when he wrote his book International Terrorism: Challenge and Response that year. He wrote another book on terrorism in 1995, a major work entitled Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorism. The book explains all sorts of themes that have now become public knowledge and household terms and ideas: terrorism, radical Islamic suicide attacks and Iran pursuing a nuclear program. He repeatedly uses the phrase “Weapons of Mass Annihilation” throughout the book – now you know where the term “WMD” (Weapons of Mass Destruction) originated from! Netanyahu is not a prophet but rather a driver of these agendas… The War on Terror™ is an all-encompassing concept with which the NWO is expanding its Empire across the world. It’s a war that can never end. It’s a war whose success or failure can never be measured. It’s a war that leaders can always invoke to justify more money, power and regulation. 16 years on, have enough people woken up to the propaganda in order to break its spell?

Journalist Uncovers White Helmets Used Another “Victim” For Stage Prop Before Switching Him For “Little Omran” – by Brandon Turbeville –

Iranian IRGC Penetrated US Command In Syria And Iraq – Media – – “Brig. Gen. Hajizadeh allegedly said that the IRGC is now seeing everything that’s going on inside the US Army command centers. Moreover, Brig. Gen. Hajizadeh said that the whole world will witness a great scandal if the IRGC reveales the info it collected.” (emphasis added)

Syrian Government Forces Crossed Euphrates River And Gained Foothold On Its Eastern Bank – Russian Foreign Ministery Spokesperson – “After a victory near Deir Ezzor city, Syrian government forces have successfully crossed the Euphrates River and gained foothold on its eastern bank, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, said during a weekly press briefing… Zakharova added that the Russia military as well as the Syrian Army is now working on forcing ISIS to leave Deir Ezzor city and defusing IEDs and mines planted by the terrorists… Zakharova’s statement could be described as an official confiration of the fact that government forces have already crossed the Euphrates River amid a total media blackout.”

SDF Reaches Eastern Bank Of Euphrates River North Of Deir Ezzor. US Airstrikes Reportedly Kill 120 Civilians In Refugee Camp

Israel Demanded 60km Buffer but Russia Let Iranian Forces in Syria Approach the Border – Israel demanded a buffer zone from the border on the Golan Heights, to the west of the road connecting Damascus and the city of Al-Suwayda in southwest Syria – by Amos Harel – – “The Russians agreed only to promise that the Iranians and their allies would not come any closer to Israel than five kilometers from the armistice lines between those of President Bashar Assad’s regime and the rebels. Because the Syrian government still controls the northern part of the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, from the city of Quneitra north toward Damascus, this means in practice the Russians only promised to keep the Iranians away from the actual border.”

US And The UK Suggest Delaying Iraqi Kurdistan Region Independence Referendum – “On Thursday, officials from the UN, the US, and the UK met with President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani to propose a plan to delay an independence referendum – scheduled on September 25 – for two years, according to Kurdish sources.” (emphasis added)

From the Camel’s-Nose-In-The-Tent Desk: How Sex Traffickers Are Fighting for Your Rights – “Clever politicians seem to be learning. If they want to censor the web and destroy free speech, they need to pick the right targets for their legislation. Of course, in reality, the legislation will end up affecting all of us.”

Why Did Robert Mueller Obstruct Congress’s 9/11 Probe? – by Justin Raimondo –

The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages – by Joshua A.T. Fairfield –

From the What-Could-Go-Wrong Desk: US-led Coalition Troops Were Alongside SDF Units When Russian Forces Struck “Coalition Partner Forces”

In New York, Netanyahu says Israel will not tolerate Iranians on northern border – by Raphael Ahren –

New Documents Show Pentagon Is Shipping Billions Worth Of Weapons To Terrorists In Syria, Trying To Cover Its Tracks – by Brandon Turbeville – – ‘It is likely that the organized crime association is the reason why the Pentagon has sought to alter its records. In addition, the sheer volume of weaponry continuing to ship to the Syrian battlefield and other parts of the Middle East means inevitable proliferation among unsavory terror groups – a phenomenon which has already been exhaustively documented in connection with the now reportedly closed CIA program to topple the Syrian government. The associations and alliances among some of the Arab former FSA groups the DoD continues to support in the north and east remains fluid, which means means US-supplied weapons will continue to pass among groups with no accountability for where they end up.”

EU refuses to condemn Israeli genocide plan – by Ali Abunimah – – “Palestinians would be offered a grim choice: ‘Anyone who is willing and able to relinquish the fulfillment of his national aspirations will be able to stay here and live as an individual in the Jewish state,’ the plan states… Otherwise, ‘Anyone who is unwilling or unable to relinquish his national aspirations will receive assistance from us to emigrate to one of the Arab countries.’.. But if Palestinians don’t choose to surrender to the “Jewish state” or leave, they will be met with even “greater force” than the brutality Israel already uses to suppress the rights of millions of people under military occupation.”

Vatican recalls diplomat under investigation for child porn crimes in US – ‘The unnamed Vatican diplomat returned to Rome after US prosecutors asked for the priest to be charged and face trial. The State Department also asked the Holy See, the body responsible for the governance of all Catholics, to rescind the man’s diplomatic immunity on August 21, but this request was denied, reports AP.”

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales – by Aaron Kesel – – “‘You download it on your smartphone. It will link up to a checking account and you will get a QR code. With that code you are able to use that at the dispensary,’ Ikeda said… Now a battle begins with credit card processing companies like Visa and Mastercard who say they won’t allow their cards to be used to buy cannabis or marijuana-related products.”

Israel’s Foreign Agents Don’t Register, Why Should Russia’s? – by Grant Smith – – “With new scrutiny of Russian activities following allegations of meddling in the U.S. electoral process, the FARA order should come as no surprise. The Department of Justice can be expected to deploy resources far in excess of the meager 9-person team working in the FARA department in order to finally “get Russia.” However, RT could attempt to use the tactics of another FARA target – the Israel lobby – to avoid registering.”

The Self-Driving Vehicle Future Will Be The End of Privacy – by Derrick Broze – – “These autonomous vehicles will eventually make decisions for you, rather than the other way around. This may sound intriguing – like a sci-fi movie come to life – but we must be willing to ask ourselves how much of our lives are we willing to relinquish in the name of convenience and security? As David Lindsay notes, “the more people are habituated to decisions being made for them, the less likely they may be to make their own decisions.” At what point do we say “no more!” and choose to take more control of our lives, rather than less?(emphasis added)

Bipartisan Congress Put Jeff Sessions in His Place, Shut Down His Expansion of Civil Asset Forfeiture – by Rachel Blevins – – “The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act will now include Amendment 126, which “restricts the use of the federal government’s use of adoptive forfeiture.” It is co-sponsored by a group of nine bipartisan representatives, including Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan, and Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii… In fact, even one of the co-creators of the civil asset forfeiture program in the United States has said he thinks it should be abolished. “Three decades ago I helped create our civil asset forfeiture system; now it is time to end it,” Brad Cates, former director of the U.S. Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office, said in February 2016.”

From the Pax-Americana Desk: Russian Military Observed No Fighting Between ISIS And SDF North Of Deir Ezzor In Last Days – ““Over the past few days, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, Russian control and reconnaissance facilities have not identified a single combat of Islamic State terrorists with armed representatives of any ‘third force.’ Therefore, only representatives of the international coalition can answer the question as to how ‘opposition members’ or ‘military advisers of the international coalition’ managed to get to the IS-held areas in the eastern part of Deir ez-Zor [Deir Ezzor] without striking a blow,” Major-General Konashenkov said in a statement on September 17.”

Rohingya Genocide – Links to Corporatism, Geopolitics & Wahhabism – by Chris Kanthan – – “Saudi Arabia’s biggest exports are oil and Wahhabism. One of the Asian victims of Saudi Wahhabism is Bangladesh, which has turned extremist in the recent years. Many progressive and secular bloggers and writers have been murdered in the last few years; ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups (ABT, JMB) have targeted foreigners – for example, three Americans were hacked to death last year; and extremists have demolished many churches and Buddhist temples. As Bangladesh gets radicalized, so do Rohingya Muslims who live just across the border.”

EXPOSED: The real creator of Bitcoin is likely the NSA as One World Currency – “The NSA has the capability, the motive, and the operational capacity – they have teams of cryptographers, the biggest fastest supercomputers in the world, and they see the need. Whether instructed by their friends at the Fed, in cooperation with their owners (i.e. Illuminati banking families), or as part of a DARPA project – is not clear and will never be known (unless a whistleblower comes forward). In fact, the NSA employs some of the best mathematicians and cryptographers in the world. Few know about their work because it’s a secret, and this isn’t the kind of job you leave to start your own cryptography company.”

Propaganda Onslaught Alert!: Organic mothers who refuse to vaccinate their children are blamed as deadly diseases are coming back to the West – by Sebastian Murphy-bates – -Mothers refusing to vaccinate children are helping to bring deadly diseases back to the West as hostility to science puts the developed world at risk, according to the world’s leading immunisation chief… Complacency threatens the future of forms of protection that saved millions of lives, says Seth Berkley, chief executive of vaccine alliance Gavi, told The Times.”

A Brief History Of The Flat Earth Society – by clint richard-son – Clint weighs in on this divisive debate, recommended.

For the Week of 9/4/17:

From the Catapult-The-Propaganda Desk: UN says evidence shows Assad behind April gas attack – War crimes investigators say jet that dropped sarin bombs on Khan Sheikhoun was Syrian air force – – “In the first UN report to officially lay blame for the attack on President Bashar Assad’s military, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said it had gathered an “extensive body of information” showing that Damascus was behind the horrific sarin gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4 that killed at least 83 people… ‘Government forces continued to deliberately target civilians, including through the use of chemical weapons against civilians in opposition-held areas,’ the inquiry said in a statement. ‘As part of an aerial campaign in northern Hama and southern Idlib, on 4 April, the Syrian air force used sarin in Khan Shaykhun, killing over 80 people, most of whom were women and children.’ ”

What comes after smartphones? Brain implants, maybe. – “It would be the ultimate user interface: a device the size of two stacked nickels that allows your thoughts to control computers. The only catch is it’ll have to be implanted in your brain… That’s what the Department of Defense’s cutting-edge research unit DARPA is working on, as part of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, a concerted push to advance neuroscience. It’s also what Qualcomm chief technology officer Matt Grob believes could come to market for consumers when 6G, or so-called sixth generation wireless technologies, arrives.”

Israeli jets said to hit chemical weapons, missile site in Syria – Syrian army says 2 killed in attack; targeted facility reportedly belongs to an agency associated with production of non-conventional weapons – by Stuart Winer – “In May, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the IDF only carries out raids in Syria for three reasons: when Israel comes under fire, to prevent arms transfers, and to avert a “ticking timebomb,” namely to thwart imminent terror attacks on Israel by groups on its borders.”

CNN Caught Creating Fake News Again: Adding Words To Syrian Witness’ Statement To Fit Western Narrative – by Brandon Turbeville – – “This quote makes the boy seem as if he is worried because of the Syrian military’s bombs. However, the translation is not only inaccurate, the second half is completely fabricated. The boy’s actual statement is “We were afraid that we would starve to death. We were afraid that we would starve to death.” Even to a non-Arabic speaker, one can clearly hear that the boy is merely repeating his first statement a second time. He says nothing about bombs. CNN simply added it to the translation for political and propaganda purposes.”

US-led coalition violated intl law in Syria by failing to protect civilians – UN report (w/video)

The Liberation of Deir Ezzor. Remorseless in Defeat. The West Evacuate ISIS Commanders – by Mark Taliano –

Dear Russia: An Enemy Is Not A Partner – by Paul Craig Roberts –

UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria Accuses Syrian Army Of Khan Shaykhun Chemical Attack – “Furthermore, many believe that another reason to doubt the report is that the the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) refused the Russian proposal to organize an independent international committee to investigate the Khan Shaykhun attack… The OPCW didn’t even inspect the Shayrat airbase after US claimed that chemical weapons were stored there, although the OPCW got the right to carry out such inspection misisions.”

Qataris savor Iran land route in upset for Saudis – “A land route from Turkey to Qatar via Iran is now operational, with 200 trucks of food having already arrived in the Persian Gulf peninsula… The trucks carrying milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and other food products made the journey from the Turkish city of Mardin to the Iranian port of Bushehr in the Persian Gulf from where they were carried by Ro-Ro ships to the Qatari port of Ruwais.”

The school that banned SKIRTS: Gender-neutral uniform policy angers parents as thousands of children across Britain are barred from class over draconian rules – by Mark Duell and Eleanor Harding – – “Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, has scrapped its female uniform and is making all new pupils wear trousers, shirts, jumpers and ties from this September… Teachers say the new attire is being imposed to stop girls dressing provocatively and to help the ‘small but increasing number’ of transgender pupils at the school.”

The Physics of Sound: How and Why Sound Heals – by Jonathan and Andi Goldman

The “Internet of Things” Is Sending Us Back To The Middle Ages – by Joshua Fairfield – – “The issue of who gets to control property has a long history. In the feudal system of medieval Europe, the king owned almost everything, and everyone else’s property rights depended on their relationship with the king. Peasants lived on land granted by the king to a local lord, and workers didn’t always even own the tools they used for farming or other trades like carpentry and blacksmithing.”

Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming – by Michael Bastasch – – “There has been a budget of $11 million for global warming grants in the U.S. Programs budget for the last several years,” the memo reads. “This budget item captures George Soros’s commitment of $10 million per year for three years to Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, which conducts public education on the climate issue in pursuit of creating political space for aggressive U.S. action in line with what scientists say is necessary to put our nation on a path to reducing its outsize carbon dioxide emissions.”

Child behavior center forced minor into van and administered vaccine, lawsuit – by Derek Wood – – “After a two hour struggle, where the 15-year-old physically resisted, she was then transported to a county health department, where she was injected the HPV vaccine, according to the same report. The court documents indicate Canopy Children’s Solutions admit to administering the vaccine, but deny forcing the girl and wrongdoing.”

The Government Is Terrified You’ll Find Out The Truth About Cannabis – (15 min)

Teenagers waste 40 days a year looking at mobile devices, startling research discovers – by Michelle Simmons –

Cashless Society: China’s KFC Introduces Facial Recognition Payment System – by Nicholas West –

Disabled Man in Tennessee Loses Daughter – Finds Out She was Adopted to Strangers via Facebook – “He was set up for failure when DCS required him to do the permanency plan steps to get Hailey back, because there were never any accommodations made for his disabilities. Requirements were placed on him that should not have been placed on anyone as a condition for reunification, much less someone with his limitations… Matthew Marble and his family point out that he wasn’t asking to parent alone. He would have had the help of his mother and aunt and uncle. He didn’t even mind if other family members had custody, as long as he was involved in her life… Connie Reguli filed a lawsuit on his behalf against his first attorney for inadequate defense based on his disabilities. She said that the system set him up for failure. At the end of August 2017: The lawsuit against the court appointed attorney got dismissed since his parental rights were terminated.(emphasis added)

Israel Has a Playbook for Dealing With North Korea – Saddam and Assad both tried to build the ultimate threat. The Israelis made sure it didn’t happen – by Zev Chafets – – “But if the American president does back down, if Kim Jong Un stays in power, keeps his nuclear warheads and ballistic weapons, and gets away with threatening the U.S. and its allies with nuclear destruction, every friend and foe of Washington will be revisiting its strategic playbook. For Israel, so far away from Korea yet so close to Iranian aggression, that book begins with the Begin Doctrine.”

The next challenge for facial recognition is identifying people whose faces are covered – by James Vincent –

The trouble with bombing a murderous dictator: Guessing how he’ll react – Analysts assume Syria and Hezbollah won’t retaliate against an alleged IDF airstrike in Hama, but say Israel should get ready just in case – by Judah Ari Gross – – “It’s hard to get inside the mind of a dictator who torched his own country and used [a weapon of mass destruction] against his own people,” said Saab, a senior fellow and director of the institute’s defense and security program, in an email… However, he said, “my suspicion is that the laws of deterrence with Israel, though never foolproof, will hold simply because the level of punishment Israel would inflict on Syria would be severe, should Assad respond militarily.”

A New Hole in Syria-Sarin Certainty – by Robert Parry – – “Special Report: A new contradiction has emerged in the West’s groupthink blaming Syria for an April 4 chemical attack, with one group of U.N. investigators raising doubt about the flight of a Syrian warplane, reports Robert Parry.”

FBI may be preparing provocation against Russia in San Francisco consulate — Maria Zhakarova – – ” ‘It looks as if the American intelligence agencies are trying to organize an anti-Russian provocation and may even plant compromising material in the building or discover them somehow in the future’… ‘Diplomatic immunity, particularly the immunity of diplomatic facilities refers to the rules of the game enshrined in international law,’ she pointed out. ‘Even when the most acute crises break out, these rules allow countries to maintain civilized interaction. This is the key phrase – even when the most acute crises and wars break out and diplomatic relations are severed. This is what diplomatic immunity was introduced for,’ the Russian diplomat added… ‘How are you supposed to build dialogue and relations if you partner violates agreements after having accepted them, being a subject of international law?’ ”

Consciousness New Evidence, Must Watch Lecture – Anthony Peake (1hr 25min)

Israel Is Arming FSA Groups In Southern Syria (Video, Photos)

US-backed Forces Officially Declare Start Of “al-Jazeera Tempest” Campaign In Deir Ezzor Province –

The conspiracies that won’t go away: Brother of 9/11 victim claim the US orchestrated the atrocity as new study shows it was impossible that the third tower collapsed from fire – by Sue Reid –

Israel lobby forces progressive out of Illinois governor’s race – by Ali Abunimah – – “As Zaid Jilani reported for The Intercept, the pressure began when Illinois congressman Brad Schneider wrote a Facebook post on Sunday attacking Ramirez-Rosa for his ‘affiliation with a group that is an outspoken supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.’.. Schneider, by contrast, has been an extreme supporter of Israel. According to Jilani, the congressman ‘has long been affiliated with the right-wing pro-Israel lobby, which tolerates little dissent on the issue.’.. Pro-Israel money was a major source of funding for his 2016 election campaign – a whopping $318,000 dollars.(emphasis added)

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals – Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted – by Damian Carrington – – “Mahon said there were two principal concerns: very small plastic particles and the chemicals or pathogens that microplastics can harbour. ‘If the fibres are there, it is possible that the nanoparticles are there too that we can’t measure,’ she said. ‘Once they are in the nanometre range they can really penetrate a cell and that means they can penetrate organs, and that would be worrying.’ The Orb analyses caught particles of more than 2.5 microns in size, 2,500 times bigger than a nanometre… Microplastics can attract bacteria found in sewage, Mahon said: ‘Some studies have shown there are more harmful pathogens on microplastics downstream of wastewater treatment plants.’ ”

Media Silence: North Korea Has Repeatedly Offered To Give Up Their Nukes – by Darius – – “There’s of course a significant difference betweenNorth Korea saying it will never negotiate to halt or eliminate its nuclear weapons program, and that it will never negotiate as long as the U.S. continues to threaten it…The reality is that North Korea is saying that, under certain conditions, it will put its nuclear weapons on the table.” [emphasis added]

US-Led Coalition ‘Will Not Allow’ Syrian Army To Cross Euphrates River In Deir EzzorReports – – “Meanwhile, a member of the SDF-linked Raqqa Civil Council claimed that Major General Robert Jones, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the US-led coalition, said in a meeting that the US-led coalition will not allow the regime forces to bypass the Euphrates River.”

From the CO2-Gonna-Get-Your-Momma Desk: NASA has released an amazing (!!!) new video: A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2. It brilliantly illustrates how carbon dioxide travels around the world. The mesmerizing computer model makes it crystal clear that all countries of the world will have to act together to combat climate change:

Syrian Army Pushes Further Along Border With Jordan, Captures 6 More Positions – “On September 9, Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya fighters targeted a position of the SAA on the Syrian-Jordanian border with a Bulgarian-made Fagot Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)… These missiles were supplied by the US to the FSA groups in Syria. ISIS had used the same type of the missile – distinguished by the white color of the missile container – in the eastern Aleppo countryside… It’s possible that ISIS has bought some of these missiles from the US-backed FSA groups in al-Tanaf base. On September 1, a defector from the FSA told the Russian “Russia 24” TV channel that FSA groups in al-Tanaf base were indeed selling US-supplied weapons to ISIS.”

Syrian Democratic Forces Reach Deir Ezzor Industrial Zone

Entire Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway Is Secured By Government Forces (Videos, Map)

Jewish senator draws heat for grilling judicial nominee on her Catholic faithDiane Feinstein tells a Notre Dame law prof. and Catholic mother of seven ‘the dogma lives loudly within you’ when questioning her on Roe v. Wade – by Eric Cortellessa –

EU Leadership Pushes to Adopt Strict Internet Censorship – by Alice Greene – – ” ‘As part of this proposal, Estonia is toying with the idea of having an upload filter that would be under the control of platforms and companies hosting content online, or having these platforms be liable for copyright infringing content uploaded by users,’ reports IT World Canada.”

For the Week of 3/5/17:

Security Droids Coming to a Mall Near You – from – “On March 9 Knightscope showcased crime-fighting robots at Arlington Police Department for the University of Texas and the media… The demonstration model used was the Knightscope K3, a 300 lb, four-foot-tall robot intended to be used in indoor security applications. With its electric blue lights and white bullet-shaped body, it looks similar to the Star Wars’ R2D2… The K3’s sibling, the K5, is a slightly taller and heavier model designed for outdoor patrol. A four-wheeled version engineered to tackle rougher terrain is expected to be demonstrated later this year.”

Israeli Education Minister (Naftali Bennett): Next Lebanon War Must Target Civilians – by Jason Ditz, – “Still, the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon was very popular on the far-right, and even though Israel was roundly criticized for the civilian toll of their invasion, many are eager to make clear that the next war, which they consider an inevitability, will involve even more deliberate targeting of Lebanese civilians.”

For the Week of 2/27/17:“zersetzung”: psychological subversion and destruction, from policies and practices of the East German Stazi in the 1970s and ’80s, but of technologically advanced sophistication and intrusiveness since at least that time in the West, particularly the U.S. – “You Won’t See This on Fox News… For a number of years, I have been researching a variety of unusual topics. I have documented my work in a series of original research exhibits which present factual materials most people have never seen. Much of this factual data logically leads to the creation of certain inferences and tentative conclusions that are based on a holistic view of the data but which cannot be independently proven… The following introduction to my website is designed to present a “bird’s eye view” of my findings and is therefore necessarily partly speculative. However, it is firmly grounded in hard data which is publicly available, and much of which is presented in articles and exhibits throughout this site.”

Landmark Bill Introduced In Congress Would Legalize Cannabis On Federal Level – by Jay Syrmopoulos – – “In an effort to push back against repressive federal control of marijuana policy, bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress by representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) to exclude cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which absurdly lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance — a classification that denotes a substance being dangerous and having no known medicinal value… Passage of this legislation would provide states with the exclusive authority to regulate marijuana how they see fit – without the ominous threat of federal criminalization. In a prepared statement, Rep. Garrett explained that states are “more than capable” of deciding what policies best benefit their own citizens – without the need for federal oversight. If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries such as alcohol and tobacco.”

Regime Change and Continuity of Agenda: Trump Adviser Now Chairs NED – by Joseph Thomas – – “Dr. Shelton’s role as both Trump adviser and chairperson of the National Endowment for Democracy instead, signifies a continuation, even expansion of US regime change efforts worldwide, not a withdrawal from this policy.”

U.S. Sponsors New Sanctions Against Syria At UN Security Council, Russia “Has No Choice” But To Veto – by Brandon Turbeville – – “While many may have hoped that Donald Trump would bring a more rational approach to foreign policy, especially when it comes to Syria and Russia, all signs are pointing in the opposite direction, with the Trump regime sending clear signals that it is going to be just as anti-Russia and focused on the destruction of Syria as the previous administration.”

from the Official-Propaganda Desk: War crimes committed by all parties in battle for Aleppo – UN-mandated inquiry on Syria – – “The report notes that the siege-like tactics employed by pro-Government forces in eastern Aleppo last year trapped civilians without adequate food or medical supplies, and that between July and December, Syrian and Russian forces carried out daily air strikes, claiming hundreds of lives and reducing hospitals, schools and markets to rubble.(emphasis added) – No information posted regarding any “war crimes” committed by the “moderate opposition.”

Check Out This Freaky New Robot Created By Boston Dynamics – by Daniel Lang –

A Paradigm Shift in the Middle East: Iran as the Solution, Not the Problem – by Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi –

The Fictitious Economy: Hiding How the Economy Really Works – Michael Hudson interviewed by Sharmini Peries – – “If you can make people use a vocabulary and concepts that make it appear that when the 1% gets richer, the whole economy is getting richer – or when GDP goes up, everybody is improving – then the people, the 95% who did not improve their position from 2008 to 2016 somehow can be made to suffer from the Stockholm syndrome.”

The Awakening – The Greatest Psyop in History – by Sylvain Lamoureux –“If there was such a thing as a global awakening visible we would have seen a massive and exponentially growing number of global disobedience, especially by parents who protect their children as a result of their knowledge, and actions accordingly.”~Willem Felderhof – “So bravo to the great awakening, for it is everything the controllers could ever dream of and more; so much separation and suspicion formed around individual camps which shall never come together to challenge today’s normal. Scroll back up and re-read that quote from Mr. Felderhof, do you see any of that actually happening? What I see is the populace vehemently defending all the things which keeps humanity on its knees for there is always an excuse or justification for our individual and collective stupidities.”

For the Week of 2/20/17:

Reports say Turkey Behind Airdrop To ISIS in Tal Afar (w/video taken by Iraqi PMU) –

SYRIA: Repeat Cycle, MI6, CIA, “Regime Change” Operations – by Vanessa Beeley – – And as Nafeez Ahmed notes: “According to former French foreign minister Roland Dumas, Britain had planned covert action in Syria as early as 2009: “I was in England two years before the violence in Syria on other business,” he told French television: ‘I met with top British officials, who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria. This was in Britain not in America. Britain was preparing gunmen to invade Syria.’ “

U.S. Marshals Biometric Scan Passenger Retinas To Board Flight: “Like Everyone Else, I Complied” – by Mac Slavo – – “This time was different. Halfway down the jetbridge, there was a new layer of security. Two US Marshals, heavily armed and dressed in dystopian-style black regalia, stood next to an upright machine with a glowing green eye. Every passenger, one by one, was told to step on a mat and look into the green scanner. It was scanning our eyes and matching that scan with the passport, which was also scanned (yet again)… Like everyone else, I complied. What was my choice?” – This Article taken from article by Jeffrey Tucker – probably on his way to Anarchapulco – Wonder if they were scanning flights to Acapulco because of the event?

Troops No More: US Is Spreading the Blind War Against Life Itself in Syria – by Gordon Duff – – “This is not ‘yet another conspiracy theory’. It’s just a reminder how a desert-crawling line of Japanese open-back trucks gifted by the US filled with countless irregular fighters in plain view could easily make it overnight to the point where Western military and political leaders are now saying ‘the war against ISIL is endless’, ‘we will stay here for the time being’, and ‘it will take time to retake Mosul’.”

Pope Francis Likens Jesus to ISIS, Says Muslims Must Breed With Europeans – Francis claims ISIS similar to Jesus sending his disciples to all nations – by Kit Daniels – – “Pope Francis also promoted socialism during the interview… ‘A completely free market does not work,’ he claimed. ‘Markets in themselves are good but they also require a fulcrum, a third party, or a state to monitor and balance them.’.. ‘In other words, [what is needed is] a social market economy.’ ”

Rutherford Institute Sounds Warning Over Intrusive Gov’t Questionnaires, Issues Constitutional Guidelines on American Community Survey – “The ACS con­tains some of the most detailed and intrusive questions ever put forth in a census questionnaire, including questions relating to respondents’ bathing habits, home utility costs, fertility, marital history, work commute, mortgage, and health insurance. Information obtained through the ACS is not simply used to in­form government policy in a neutral manner, but is also provided to private operatives for the purpose of promoting corporate and/or political agendas, and the fi­nancial information persons provide could be compared to infor­mation provided to the Internal Revenue Service on tax returns. A failure to respond to the ACS can result in penalties of up to $100 for each question not answered.” – The Rutherford Institute’s “Constitutional Q&A: American Community Survey

Iconoclast: One Journalist’s Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates – Official Science = Scientism

California Dam Crisis Could Have Been Averted – – “The hydrological changes that provoked the Oroville crisis are likely to affect other dams throughout California and the West. Scientific models project a climate that is more variable, with hotter, longer droughts and bigger precipitation events—specifically, more rain and more intense rainstorms as well as less snowpack.” – “Scientific” American blithely spouts predictions based on “scientific models,” with nary a peep about geoengineering and climate modification programs. Scientific indeed.

2011 Breitbart Tweets Implicated Podesta In PizzaGate Scandal – – “AndrewBreitbart – @AndrewBreitbart – “How prog-guru John Podesta isn’t household name as world class underage sex slave op cover-upperer defending unspeakable dregs escapes me. – 1:21 PM – 4 Feb 2011”

Blackwater Heads to China – by James Corbett – – “No, no, no! Not Blackwater! It’s Frontier Services Group—an entirely different mercenary group chaired by Erik Prince—that is heading to China! And they’re not there to sell mercenary services! Absolutely not. They’re merely opening some “forward operating bases” to help the Chinese train “ex-” PLA soldiers how to be mercenaries! It’s entirely different!.. But wait…I thought Oceania was supposed to be at war with Eastasia? Why would a Trump advisor be aiding the main “enemy” of the incoming Trump administration? It’s almost like the whole conflict is a set up that’s being puppeteered by powerful forces behind the scenes as part of Cold War 2.0 to keep the masses in a constant state of fear of the new (secretly supported) Boogeyman. But that couldn’t be the case, could it?.. Oh, that’s right: The largest shareholder in Frontier Services Group is CITIC. And for those who already know about China and the New World Order the circle is complete.” (emphasis added)

“Smart Cities,” Surveillance, and New Streetlights in San Jose – “Under “smart cities” programs like the one in San Jose, many municipalities across the country are building technology infrastructures in public places that collect data in order to save energy, reduce traffic congestion, and advance other governmental goals. Some of these programs may improve urban life, and EFF does not oppose smart cities per se… But we have a word for government use of technology to document how identifiable people are living their lives in public spaces: surveillance. And we strongly oppose the web of street-level surveillance that is rapidly spreading across our urban landscapes. It invades privacy, chills free speech, and disparately burdens communities of color and poor people… There is an inherent risk of mission creep from smart cities programs to surveillance.”

“Former” Mossad officer, Juval Aviv, predicts that Donald Trump will be impeached for treason in the next few months on RT (abetted by RT management?) – (2min 23sec)Aviv also fully accepts and endorses the notion that the Russians have some means of pressure on Trump. This is, I think, not innocent.

Chemistry Expert: Carbon Dioxide can’t cause Global Warming – “So it makes sense to ask the question – if the ocean were to be heated by ‘greenhouse warming’ of the atmosphere, how hot would the air have to get? If the entire ocean is heated by 1˚C, how much would the air have to be heated by to contain enough heat to do the job?.. Well, unfortunately for every ton of water there is only a kilogram of air. Taking into account the relative heat capacities and absolute masses, we arrive at the astonishing figure of 4,000˚C… That is, if we wanted to heat the entire ocean by 1˚C, and wanted to do it by heating the air above it, we’d have to heat the air to about 4,000˚C hotter than the water.”

Will Superweeds Choke GMO to a Timely Death in USA? – by F. William Engdahl – – “In Illinois, 48% of the fields with superweed samples present tested positive for both glyphosate and PPO Inhibitors (sometimes called contact herbicides, another form of weed killer) resistance. That means the superweeds thrive despite herbicide doses. In Indiana it was 66.6% or two-thirds. In Iowa, where the pro-GMO Governor, Terry Branstad is awaiting Senate approval as new Trump Ambassador to China, the percent of fields resistant to the superweeds is a shocking 74.7%, or three-quarters. And in Missouri, home state to Monsanto, the figure is 81.8%. This is significant I would say.”

Liberals Beware: Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas – by Mike Whitney, – “Right. So was it a trap set by Obama to trip-up Flynn?.. Maybe “yes”, maybe “no”. It’s hard to say. But what we know is that 17 days before Obama left office, he issued an executive order expanding the powers of the NSA “to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.” (NYT)… Why does that matter?.. It matters because Flynn had already had his conversation with the Russian ambassador, so if the Intel agency that illegally gathered the information wanted to escape prosecution, the best way to do that would be to spread the information around to other agencies making it impossible to hold any one agency accountable. Simply put: They were taking the precautionary step of removing their bloody fingerprints from the murder weapon.”

For the Week of 2/13/17:

from the The-Internet-Of-Things-Is-Falling Desk: AT&T plans a national IoT network with LTE-M by midyear – It’s accelerating its rollout of the network built for connected sensors and machines – “The carrier said Tuesday it will have nationwide LTE-M coverage in the U.S. by the middle of this year, six months ahead of schedule. Previously, AT&T had said LTE-M would cover the U.S. by year’s end... LTE-M is one of several LPWANs (low-power, wide-area networks) that are emerging to link sensors and other devices to the internet of things. It’s not as fast as the LTE that smartphones use, but it’s designed to allow for longer battery life, lower cost, smaller parts, and better coverage. LTE-M has a top speed of around 1Mbps (bits per second) upstream and downstream and a range of up to 100 kilometers (62 miles), including better penetration through walls.” – This is 5G technology, operating at speeds up to 90ghz (with a wavelength of 3mm!) an unprecedented assault on biological life.

FAKE NEWS WEEK: ‘Assad and Russia’s Slaughter in Syria’: Deconstructing the Media’s Fake ‘War Crimes’ – by Barbara McKenzie, – “Narrative: NATO and its allies are waging an immoral and illegal war against Syria. Despite mainstream media denials, the fact remains that their proxies on the ground are criminal gangs with an extremist ideology, committing atrocities on a daily basis… The crimes against Syria by the hand of western governments and their agents, however, are totally ignored by institutions that support the West in its plan to effect regime change. The agenda stretches from Washington DC, to the US-led ‘Coalition’ governments, right through to the United Nations… Instead, the West has constructed a narrative of Russian and Syrian ‘war crimes’ which, although refutable at every level, is maintained and promoted by Western politicians, diplomats, UN officials, the corporate media, and social media trolls. The fake narrative is achieved through a comprehensive set of strategies…”

From the No-Matter-How-Cynical-I-Get-I-Just-Can’t-Keep-Up Desk: Guardian Headline: Damning reports emerge of Trump campaign’s frequent talks with Russian intelligence – Contrary to the headline, the article, based SOLELY on innuendo in the NYTimes and on CNN, talks of unnamed “current and former US intelligence officials” speaking of contacts from “the Trump campaign” with “Russians known to US intelligence” who “conceded” the Trumpsters did not do ANYTHING in cooperation with what this scurrilous article contends, with no evidence, was “Moscow’s efforts to skew the election in Trump’s favour”. And I’m betting this trash gets picked up by Alternet, Daily Kos and HuffPo citing the Guardian as an Authoritative Source. OMG.

Tit-for-Tat: New CIS Report Validates Trump’s Travel Ban – by Alice Greene – – “The ban, issued on Jan. 27th, affects refugees and visa holders from seven Muslim nations. According to the report, more than 70 convicted terrorists came from these countries. Seventeen of those individuals entered the US through a refugee program Trump had already flagged as ‘concerning.’.. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports that more than 30 of the 72 convicts served at least three years in jail for their crimes… Crimes included ‘use of a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit a terror act, material support of a terrorist or terror group, international money laundering conspiracy, possession of explosives or missiles, and unlawful possession of a machine gun,’ reads the report… This report undermines Judge James L. Robart’s Feb. 3rd decision to issue a restraining order on the travel ban.”

Outlawing microchipping humans not so far-fetched, Nevada senator says – by Sandra Chereb – – “Senate Bill 109 would make it a Class C felony to require someone to be implanted with a radio frequency identifier, such as microchips placed in pets… The idea for the bill came from a constituent, the Las Vegas Republican said… ‘As I began to look into the issue, I was surprised with the merit that I believe the issue warrants,’ Harris told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday… Harris said the technology is used by companies in Belgium and Sweden to identify employees… Harris said the Nevada bill is modeled after legislation passed by at least 10 other states.”

Elon Musk: Humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age – by Arjun Kharpal – – ” ‘Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence,’ Musk told an audience at the World Government Summit in Dubai, where he also launched Tesla in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)… ‘It’s mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output.’ ”

Arizona Scientists Devise $500 Billion Plan to Refreeze The Arctic Polar Cap – – “Physicist Steven Desch has come up with a novel solution to the problemsthat now beset the Arctic. He and a team of colleagues from Arizona State University want to replenish the region’s shrinking sea ice – by building 10 million wind-powered pumps over the Arctic ice cap. In winter, these would be used to pump water to the surface of the ice where it would freeze, thickening the cap.” – My comment to the article: “Are these “Scientists” going to calculate for the masses of warm low-latitude air being blown up into the Arctic by the weather modification scheme diverting the jetstream from the Northern Pacific?”

Resolute Support Commander: More Troops Needed to Break Afghan ‘Stalemate’ – by Cheryl Pellerin –

Military-Grade Spy Gear Is Flooding into Local Police Departments – “…police agencies in other states continue to intercept cell data after presenting judges with a pen register application, a court order whose standard is lower than that of a search warrant. Authorities need only show that captured information will be “relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation.” Civil liberties advocates argue this lower standard is particularly troubling, given cell site simulators’ interceptions of “innocent” nearby phones in the process.More opaque still is what happens to all this data, extracted or intercepted, once police have it.”

Berkeley Riot, How & Why (11min)

A very direct distillation of the Feb. Alta report (and hints from future ones) with Clif High of interviewed by Dave on the X22 Spotlight (37min) –

from the Danger-Danger-Will-Robinson Desk: Russia halted Syrian army, rebel clash in northern Syria: sources – “Two rebel officials accused the government forces of provoking the incident. One of them said the government forces had moved towards their positions in tanks. ‘Rebels shot to warn them not to get any closer, but the tank responded and a clash erupted,’ said the first rebel official… ‘Later on Russia intervened to calm down the situation,’ said the rebel official. ‘This whole incident felt like a test.’.. A second rebel official, a commander in the al-Bab area, added: ‘They opened fire. Fire was returned.’.. Both rebel officials said an armored vehicle had been captured from the government forces… There was no immediate comment from Russia.”

China’s Technocracy Using Social Credit Scoring System To Drive Scientific Dictatorship – “Dr. Parag Khanna maintains that China is a Technocracy and TN agrees. This social scoring system is guaranteed to result in total Scientific Dictatorship, and it will soon be coming to America. This is a foundational, must-read article for all Americans! ⁃ TN Editor” – “As early as in 2003, the Chinese government expressed interest in creating a comprehensive means of assigning citizens credit scores that would be an improvement over the country’s credit rating system. The State Council recently approved the ‘Outline of Regulations for Building a Social Credit System (2014-2020)’ and at present eight companies have been granted the central bank’s permission to conduct pilot testing of their own social credit systems, akin to the Fair, Isaac and Company (FICO) consumer credit ratings. Part of what makes such an endeavor unique in China is the vagueness and in some cases complete absence of regulations regarding big data collection for credit scoring purposes, potential third party uses of such scores, and privacy protections of the user data that factors into credit score calculations.”
For the Week of 2/6/17:

Bannon to Name Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Leading Group Fighting ISIS as “Terrorists” – by Gordon Duff, – “The news comes amid emerging reports that the White House is preparing to list Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) – by far the most powerful national security and defense entity in Iran – as a terrorist organization… The proposal, possibly coming in the form of an executive order by the Trump administration, would prohibit any material support or other kinds of contact with the sanctioned entity… If issued, the executive order would create the first known instance of designating a foreign government institution as a terrorist entity. The IRGC is the guardian of Iran’s internal security and a powerful yet independent military organization that includes its own army, navy and air forces as well as special forces and intelligence units… Created by Ayatollah Khomeini shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution to safeguard the ruling regime, the Corps is said to comprise more than 120,000 active personnel. Throughout the past years, the Revolutionary Guard has been deployed abroad, including in neighboring Iraq and Syria, where it is engaged in fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).”

IDF fires on Syrian post after shell lands in Golan – from – “The tank shell caused no injuries or damage. It occurred during reported clashes between Syrian government and rebel forces in the villages of Ufaniya and Hamidiya in the demilitarized zone… Syrian government forces were also shelling the village of Hamidiya with artillery… The IDF said it retaliated by firing on a Syrian army position, and identified a direct hit. It didn’t specify how it attacked the Syrian position, but pro-government Syrian media said Israeli helicopters attacked the position, causing damage but no injuries… Israel has repeatedly stated it holds the Syrian government responsible for all errant fire, regardless of the source, if it lands on the Israeli side of the demilitarized zone. However, in the past, the army has also noted that it “will not hesitate to act against any opposition forces in Syria.” (emph. added)

Prominent Republicans Pitch Carbon-Tax Plan to Top Trump Aides – by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Margaret Talev – – “A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders pitched a tax on carbon dioxide to top White House aides Wednesday, selling the plan as an economic win that could drive job growth and yield environmental dividends too… Former Secretary of State James Baker and other members of the new “Climate Leadership Council” pressed the case in a 45-minute meeting in the Roosevelt Room that included President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior aide Kellyanne Conway… ‘The signs were very encouraging,’ Ted Halstead, who founded the council, said after the meeting. Two weeks into this new administration, we have positioned our solution as the most promising climate solution — if they want to go there.’.. Baker also met briefly with Vice President Mike Pence, as the old-guard Republicans try to persuade the Trump administration that a carbon tax imposed in exchange for abolishing a slew of environmental regulations is an insurance policy against the risks of climate change.”

from Former NOAA Scientist Confirms Colleagues Manipulated Climate Records “WASHINGTON – U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology members today responded to reports about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) 2015 climate change study (“the Karl study”). According to Dr. John Bates, the recently retired principal scientist at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, the Karl study was used ‘to discredit the notion of a global warming hiatus and rush to time the publication of the paper to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy.’ ”

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs (6min)

DPR Emergency Statement: Following Trump call, Poroshenko is preparing for total war – – ” The deputy commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Eduard Basurin, stated at an emergency briefing in Donetsk last night that Poroshenko is preparing to unleash a full-scale war and reject the Minsk Agreements… Basurin announced: ‘Following the talk between Poroshenko and Trump, Ukraine will in the near future cease to receive financial and military support for its terrorist operation in the land of Donbass. In connection with this, the Ukrainian president has fallen into complete despair and is ready to desperately commit to the most reckless action of unleashing a full-scale and bloody war in Eastern Europe.’ ”

New Elite Whistleblower from NOAA Smashes Global Warming Science – by Jon Rappoport – – “But Dr Bates said this increase in temperatures was achieved by dubious means. Its key error was an upwards ‘adjustment’ of readings from fixed and floating buoys, which are generally reliable, to bring them into line with readings from a much more doubtful source – water taken in by ships. This, Dr Bates explained, has long been known to be questionable: ships are themselves sources of heat, readings will vary from ship to ship, and the depth of water intake will vary according to how heavily a ship is laden – so affecting temperature readings.”

Please watch Clif High’s Feb. interview w/Greg Hunter (repost: ) to listen to his theory that the Trump election represents the victory of one group of insiders (he calls them Faction B) over the Neocon war-party (Faction A). Faction A have been trying to keep the U.S. population completely in the dark about our real origens and history, real science, our inner connection with source, essentially anything that might lead to our liberation from their debt slavery system. NOT that Faction B want us to be truly free, mind you. But, in Clif’s view, they at least want us to have sufficient freedom and access to new, high-value technologies to be able to build a society that can function and survive.

For the Week of 1/30/17:

Important research from James Corbett: How Trump Filled The Swamp (1hr)

The picture James reveals about Trump and “The Swamp” is quite shocking. Unless he’s very well-educated in fringe subjects and of an indominable spirit, of which I’m quite skeptical (though still subject to dipping into the “hopium”), Trump is facilitating a new and even more ugly and dangerous iteration of the American Empire. Steve Bannon, who believes the U.S. needs to go through a “Fourth Turning” crisis before emerging in new strength and glory, said in an interview that Trump is “a blunt instrument for us.” Who the “us” is is an open question. Another brilliant take on this subject matter from Melissa Dykes of – Trump’s New World Order (18min)

More Scientific Proof To Refuse Vaccines – by Catherine Frompovich – – “In Figure 7 red blood cells appear, but can’t be identified as human or animal! Unbelievable, and Big Pharma, the CDC and FDA promote such shoddy biological products as injectables mandated for infants at 2, 4, and 6 month ‘well baby’ pediatrician visits. There ought to be a law against that… Figure 7: Image of an area in a Repevax drop where the morphology of red cells (red arrows) were identified. It is impossible to know whether they are human or animal origin. Among the debris of saline and Aluminum phosphate, there is the presence of (nanoparticulate) debris (white arrows) composed of (a mixture of, among other things) Aluminum (Al), Bromine (Br), Silicon (Si), Potassium (K), Titanium (Ti).”

Oathkeepers: NavyJack – Operation HYPO After Action Report: Infiltrating Violent Protest Organizations – Note: There seems to be something resembling the early phases of “counter-insurgency” operations developing in the U.S. now. In this article, written by an Oathkeepers operative, possibly ex-police, there are multiple accounts both of intelligence gathering by infiltrators and the wide range of acceptance of info (or not) and cooperation for protection of “the public” by various law enforcement organizations.

The above is evocative of what is covered by James Corbett and his highly-informative guest author Douglas Valentine in this MUST SEE VIDEO about how the Phoenix Program in the Vietnam War has become standard operating procedure for the administrative system and has, in effect, permeated to the street level in America today: Trump Admin Raising Phoenix Program From the Ashes (51min)

from the Be-Afraid-Be-Very-Afraid Desk: Not ‘Lone Wolves’ After All: How ISIS Is Guiding Terror Plots From Afar – by Rukmini Callimachi – – “For the most part, the operatives who are conceiving and guiding such attacks are doing so from behind a wall of anonymity. When the Hyderabad plotters were arrested last summer, they could not so much as confirm the nationalities of their interlocutors in the Islamic State, let alone describe what they looked like. Because the recruits are instructed to use encrypted messaging applications, the guiding role played by the terrorist group often remains obscured… As a result, remotely guided plots in Europe, Asia and the United States in recent years, including the attack on a community center in Garland, Tex., were initially labeled the work of “lone wolves,” with no operational ties to the Islamic State, and only later was direct communication with the group discovered.”

Netanyahu Proves Israel Is Corrupt To Its Rotten Core – by Jonathan Cook – – “The gifts Netanyahu received from one of the Israeli businessmen involved in Case 1000, Hollywood film producer Arnon Milchan, amounted to as much as $180,000. Netanyahu has argued that these presents, ranging from cigars to jewelry, were expressions of a close friendship rather than bribes to him in his capacity as prime minister… The problem, however, is that Netanyahu appears to have reciprocated by using his position as head of the Israeli government to lobby John Kerry, the then U.S. secretary of state, to gain Milchan a 10-year U.S. residency visa. He may have done more. We will return to that matter later.”

SYRIA: Digging Into The Details Of The Russian-Written “Draft Constitution” – by Andrew Korybko – – “Sputnik, one of Russia’s publicly funded international media broadcasters, just released the official English-language translation of the Russian-written “draft constitution” for Syria… Now that a certified translation of the full document is available, it’s possible to delve into the details and proceed with a more detailed analysis. So as not to be too redundant, the general points raised earlier in the author’s work won’t be reiterated unless contextually necessary for understanding whatever new idea it is that’s being conveyed… It should be remembered at all times, however, that the author is not questioning Russia’s intent in proposing the forthcoming analyzed legal propositions, and believes that any skeptics should defer to considering the “best-case” scenario outlined in the second part of his Regional Rapport analysis if they have any doubts about the grand strategic gains that Moscow is trying to achieve through these tactical ends.

Trump administration sending armored vehicles for Syria opposition – – “Meanwhile, Washington confirmed that it had for the first time supplied armored Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to the SDF’s Arab component, known as the Syrian Arab Coalition… The decision was made by military commanders and has been in the works for some time,” said US military spokesman, Colonel John Dorrian… Founded in October 2015, the US-backed SDF is comprised mostly of Syrian Kurds, numbering at least 25,000.. The Kremlin denounced the move as risky and warned that the US weapons might end up in the hands of terrorists… Washington, itself, admitted that it could not guarantee that the weapons it sends to militants in Syria will not end up in the hands of Daesh terrorist group.”

For the Week of 1/23/17:

The Justice System Is Criminal – by Paul Craig Roberts – – “Police, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct seldom bear any cost. Just so you understand how “law’” completely protects the police, prosecutors and judges who routinely violate it, as Stevenson reports, “state and federal courts have persistently insulated prosecutors from accountability for egregious misconduct that results in innocent people being sent to death row.” In 2011 a Republican Supreme Court ruled that a prosecutor cannot be held liable for misconduct in a criminal case, even if he intentionally and illegally withheld evidence of innocence… In plain words, criminal actions against the innocent are now the legalized policy of the American criminal justice system.”

War On Cash ALERT — EU Now Pushing “Restrictions On Payments In Cash” – by Claire Bernish, – ” ‘ Payments in cash are widely used in the financing of terrorist activities,’ the Commission’s proposal states. ‘In this context, the relevance of potential upper limits to cash payments could also be explored. Several Member States have in place prohibitions for cash payments above a specific threshold.’.. On the heels of the European Central Bank’s discontinuation of the €500 note, the Commission’s plan would drastically scale back civilians’ ability to conduct transactions using currency — and, by default, will allow banks and the State further means to track individuals via bank cards… Indeed, as pointed out by Sovereign Man’s, Simon Black, restricting large-sum cash dealings might have the opposite effect on crime: ‘If you examine countries with very low denominations of cash, the opposite holds true: crime rates, and in particular organized crime rates, are extremely high… Consider Venezuela, Nigeria, Brazil, South Africa, etc. Organized crime is prevalent. Yet each of these has a currency whose maximum denomination is less than $30… The same trend holds true when looking at corruption and tax evasion.’ “

Who Is Responsible For The Global Cashless Agenda? – by James Corbett – 43min 16sec

from the Beyond-Belief desk: (PDF Download): – There is a serious, hope-to-die “movement” (I’m suspecting globalist inspired) operating out of Jerry Brown’s office (who officially have “no comment” about it) to “CALEXIT,” i.e. seceed from the U.S. because “we’re different,” and the U.S. is stealing more from our slaves than they’re returning to “us” in benefits. The initiative recently filed with the Cali Attorney General’s office (see PDF) says that if 50% of registered voters vote in the special off-year election proposed, and if 55% vote YES to seceed, then that will automatically create the new People’s Republic of Kah-li-foah-neea. Also says new entity will not be under the sacred pieces of paper known as the US Constitution. Official website of the “movement”:

from the Official-State-Propaganda Desk: Kremlin Cautious On U.S. Plan For Syria ‘Safe Zones’ – “”We support any plan to protect civilians, but we will have to know details of this plan,” Yasser al-Youssef of the Nureddine al-Zinki faction (this is the group whose fighters cut off the head of a 12-year old Syrian boy on camera) told the dpa news agency… Despite some skepticism, Youssef also said the proposal could “be a blow to the Russian-Iranian expansionist plan in Syria.” (never a mention of protection of the sovereignty of the Syrian people)… Qatar, another backer of rebels (quote-unquote) fighting Assad’s government, welcomed Trump’s comments… The state news agency QNA quoted Foreign Ministry official Ahmad al-Rumaihi as emphasizing ‘the need to provide safe havens in Syria and to impose no-fly zones to ensure the safety of civilians.’ “

from the Oh-No!-Mr-Don! Desk: Trump Expected To Sign Orders For “Safe Zone” In Syria According To Reports – by Brandon Turbeville – – “ ‘The Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of Defense, is directed within 90 days of the date of this order to produce a plan to provide safe areas in Syria and in the surrounding region in which Syrian nationals displaced from their homeland can await firm settlement, such as repatriation or potential third-country resettlement,’ the draft order said.”

For the Week of 1/16/17:

Now the Entire EU Is Urged to Adopt a Basic Income – – “EU states should guarantee minimum income for citizens … The European Commission wants all EU member states to introduce minimum wages and incomes for their workers and unemployed, the head of the EU executive president said on Monday, in an effort to combat growing social inequality and poverty. The Commission, which has limited powers in the area of social policy, is preparing an overhaul of the EU’s functions and targets and wants it to include tackling social and economic injustices that have often been successfully exploited by right-wing eurosceptic parties across the 28-nation bloc. – Reuters”

Who Really Runs the Planet? – Dave Hodges on the depth of the penetration of child traficking networks in the U.S. – 19min 10sec –

The Holy Bible: Is It a Book of Jewish Witchcraft? – from, intro by Pao Chang – – “I decided to publish the following article because it explores certain topics that most people are too afraid to talk about. Please be aware that by publishing the article does not mean that I agree with all its information… What I do know about the Bible is that it contains many magic spells. Furthermore, the Bible is a book full of laws and astrological and occult knowledge. In addition, many of its messages are written in parables and riddles. Because many of its messages are written in parables and riddles, you need to learn how to decipher them to access the empowering knowledge in the Bible… One of the things that I do not agree with the author of the article is his support for Satanism. What the author does not innerstand is that Satanism has a strong connection to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These four religions, like nearly every religion in the world, are heavily controlled by the Dark Forces. For evidence of this, read my empowering article titled Why Sun Worship is Satan Worship.”

New Urban Agenda recognizes World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments – – “The final draft of the New Urban Agenda to be adopted at the Habitat III Conference in October recognizes the local government constituency and includes many of our main recommendations… The final text of the New Urban Agenda, which will be adopted by UN Member States at the Third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urbanization (Habitat III) in Quito in October, was released on Tuesday, 13th of September. The document, which mentions “local governments” 35 times and “local authorities” is four times, provides many reasons for the local and regional government networks of the Global Taskforce to celebrate, and is testament to the advocacy work of our constituency over the past two years.

Trump’s inauguration rabbi targeted by anti-Semitic messages – Marvin Hier’s blessing at new president’s swearing-in met by wave of online posts featuring Nazi imagery, racist abuse –“The rabbi’s own Simon Wiesenthal Center, in a 2016 report on global anti-Semitism, noted that a prominent group of neo-Nazis had embraced Trump and that Jewish journalists critical of the Republican presidential candidate were frequently targeted with anti-Semitic tweets.”

Who Towers Behind Trump? – by Michael Collins Piper – – “Mob chief Lansky called a high-level meeting of gambling syndicate figures in Acapulco, Mexico and there the assembled mobsters pinpointed the fading resort of Atlantic City as their first new target. (Prior to that time, of course, the mob had already established Nevada as the only outpost of legalized gambling on U.S. soil.).. In the wake of this meeting, the resources of Resorts International were used (publicly and privately) to begin the lobbying campaign that resulted in the legalizing of gambling in Atlantic City and once the New Jersey legislature opened up the Garden State, Resorts moved in… In 1987, upon the death of longtime CIA front man James Crosby, the nominal head of Resorts International, up-and-coming young New York real estate tycoon Donald Trump stepped into the picture and bought Crosby’s interest in the gambling empire… Trump soon became a household name, with his colorful personality and his insistence upon naming a variety of luxury hotels, apartment houses and other commercial ventures after himself. But while the name “Trump” appeared in the headlines, the names of the real movers behind Resorts International remained hidden from public view.”

Plasco Building collapse – Tehran, Iran – January 19, 2017, multiple views. White smoke is blown from descending floors sequentially on multiple sides of building before it falls –

President Trump’s Attorney General Will Continue The Surveillance State – by Derrick Broze – to the CDT, “as a Senator, Sessions opposed the USA Freedom Act and was an ardent supporter of the NSA’s bulk collection program under Section 215 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, despite consistent evidence that the program never discovered or disrupted a terrorist plot.” As you may recall, the USA Freedom Act was touted as a bill that would effectively end the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records. Despite the fact that the passing of the USA Freedom Act did not end surveillance of emails, it is revealing that Sessions was not in support of a bill that was weak in the first place.”

James Corbett: Obama, a Legacy of Ashes

Facebook has a tech division working with the NSA – they have ambitions to share your thoughts directly with your “friends.” Dave Hodges, 5m 37sec

For the Week of 1/9/17:

How exactly did the Department of Defense end up in my child’s classroom? – – “You cannot fully understand what is happening with Future Ready school redesign, 1:1 device programs, embedded assessments, gamification, classroom management apps, and the push for students in neighborhood schools to supplement instruction with online courses until you grasp the role the federal government and the Department of Defense more specifically have played in bringing us to where we are today.”

The US should get rid of cash and move to a digital currency, says this Nobel Laureate economist – by Ross Chainey – – “The Davos men are the epitome of the global elite. They strongly desire a world with no borders, which will destroy our successful western societies with high immigration from the third world and Muslim countries… It they take away our cash, all financial transactions have to take place inside the banking system — where there is a complete record of everything you spend. They say you vote with your spending decisions, so this will be one vote with zero privacy, and the government and banks will know an awful lot about you… If they don’t like you they can freeze your bank account, like they do to naughty countries such as Iran — and you are dead financially… The excuse of stopping corruption doesn’t stack up. Suddenly, after millennia, it is a problem whose solution is to remove cash? Even in high trust societies like the West?” (emph. added)

Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence –

The Seeds of a Potential Assassination – by Dave Hodges – – “The discovery of weapons was made by a woman who saw a suspicious violin case along a stone wall that runs parallel to a local canal. She stopped and opened the case and found guns… Only a short distance north of the discovery at the canal. Park Police found a cache of multiple weapons and ammunition that had been covered by trash to obscure the presence of the weapons… The reason that this is significant because on January 15th, I received a highly credible tip that man was arrested in DC transporting a huge weapons cache in a truck. I have been told by a local official that the event is being covered up from the media and there is no federal involvement to their knowledge. Let’s review the following, of what is known, and evaluate local law enforcement as well as the Feds response to this situations which I believe pose a significant and potential threat to Donald Trump.”

India is On Its Way to Implement Two-Child Population Control Policy – by Kerry Lear – – “India’s population is expected to overtake China’s within the next 10 years. This is six years sooner than what was previously predicted… China current has a population of 1.38 billion compared to the 1.31 billion in India.”

Trump, Kissinger and Ma playing on a crowded chessboard – by Pepe Escobar – – “All of the above points to a very crowded chessboard. Trump will do business and clinch deals with China, while his deep state-tinged cabinet barks the usually explosive national security rhetoric, dalang Kissinger plots a Russia-China split, and Moscow-Beijing secretly concoct concerted moves… Place your bets on who will be the major partner in the Trump, Kissinger and Ma law firm.”

Coinbase and the IRS – by Brian Armstrong, Co-Founder and CEO at @Coinbase – – “Sadly, given the overly broad subpoena, it appears we will be forced to contest it in court to protect our customers’ privacy, at great expense. My hope is that the IRS is willing to work with us to establish a sensible reporting mechanism, like the 1099 reporting that all brokerage services like Fidelity and Charles Schwab use. A protracted legal battle, seeking to reveal private information from people who are not evading taxes, would be bad for Coinbase, the IRS, and many U.S. citizens.”

UK Insurance Company Proposes Gender-Split Traffic Lanes for Social Justice – by Isaac Davis – – “The Social Justice Warrior (SJW) movement appears to desire the end of perceived victimhood at the expense of others’ basic rights, of free speech and of common sense. Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson has been outspoken in his criticism and defiance of Canadian laws aimed at requiring people to speak a new, confusing language of gender equality which overrides the basic scientific reality that human beings are born either anatomically male or anatomically female.”

The Scheme to Take Down Trump – by Daniel Lazare – – “It’s a long shot, but the Guardian’s recommendation is that rogue agents keep on digging until they strike pay dirt, at which point they should go straight to Congress and persuade – if not pressure – the Republican leadership to initiate the process of throwing Trump out of office… This is not the same as sending an armored column to attack Capitol Hill, but it’s close. Essentially, the Guardian was calling on the intelligence agencies to assume ultimate responsibility regarding who can sit in the Oval Office and who cannot.”

Obama Opens NSA’s Vast Trove of Warrantless Data to Entire Intelligence Community, Just in Time for Trump – by Alex Emmons – – “Nathan White, legislative manager for the digital rights group, Access Now, wrote in an email: ‘One of the fundamental tenets of privacy among the intelligence community has been that when the collection is large on the front end, you need tighter minimization procedures on the back end.’.. He continued: ‘This decision will be added to the timelines of the most significant expansions of domestic surveillance in the modern era.’ ” – Bonus link from comments: “Harry S, Truman , the Nuclear Bomber , made secret surveillance of US citizens legal back in 1947 !” –

The Moderate Rebel Torture Chambers of East Aleppo: A Womans Testimony – “The voice of the woman in the video is full of pain. She is brave to have recorded this testament of her bearing witness, of her own torture. She is fully covered, until the very end, when she removes her gloves. Then we see that her fingers have all been broken, and her bones were not reset. She talks about the ‘rebels’ threw Syrians from the tops of buildings, how they stoned women to death, beat them with belts… They burnt her chest with cigarettes. They scalded her neck… They put men who smoked into holes, and beheaded them.”

Researchers Developing Smartphone Mental Health Surveillance App For University Students: iSee – by Nicholas West – – “Using terms like “location variance” “clustering” “circadian movement” and “transition time” is the standard operating procedure for reductionists and technocrats everywhere whose #1 trait is what Jon Rappoport has called OTO – The Obsession to Organize: ‘OTO speaks of a bottomless fear that somewhere, someone might be living free.’.. The presumption of a baseline, incontestable “normal” level of mental health speaks to the need for power structures and the medical establishment to seek as many diagnoses as possible to corral and monetize populations deemed to be wandering too far off the plantation… And this is where things can go from having a genuine concern for the well-being of others … to labels and categorizations that reduce natural rights and the very essence of what it means to be a human being.”

The Occult Meanings of Birthday: Why You Should Stop Celebrating Your Birthday – by Pao Chang –

Robot kill switches & legal status: MEPs endorse AI proposal – – “Authored by Luxembourg MEP Mady Delvaux, the report proposes definitions and outlines rules to govern how robots interact with humans ‘now that humankind stands on the threshold of an era’ that it claims will see artificial intelligence (AI) ‘unleash a new industrial revolution.’ “

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad Fields Questions from French Media and Defends Alternative Media – Another very interesting and frame-breaking interview of Assad by French Journos in the wake of the French fact-finding mission to Syria

for the Week of 1/1/17:

Political Insanity: Outgoing President Obama’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve” against Russia: US Sends 3,600 Tanks Against Russia – Massive NATO Deployment Underway – Introductory Note by Michel Chossudovsky – – “The NATO war preparation against Russia, ‘Operation Atlantic Resolve’, is in full swing. 2,000 US tanks will be sent in coming days from Germany to Eastern Europe, and 1,600 US tanks is deployed to storage facilities in the Netherlands. At the same time, NATO countries are sending thousands of soldiers in to Russian borders… According to US Army Europe, 4,000 troops and 2,000 tanks will arrive in three US transport ships to Germany next weekend. From Bremerhaven, US troops and huge amount of military material, will be transported to Poland and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

The “Russian Hacking” Story Changes Again – – “More importantly, however, the hearing comes hours after Reuters reported overnight that U.S. intelligence agencies obtained what they considered to be conclusive evidence after the November election that Russia provided hacked material from the Democratic National Committee to WikiLeaks. However, in the latest change of the narrative, this time the allegation is that Russia provided the hacked data through a third party, three U.S. officials said on Wednesday. .. Wikieaks was quick to highlight that according to the report, US officials admitted that the Wikileaks “source” was not Russia, and that the goal posts now shifted to the source’s source…’

International Fact-Checking Network: New Worldwide Ministry of Truth? – by Makia Freeman – – “Imagine if everyone looked at every internet story – from the MSM and the Alternative Media alike – and asked with a critical eye: where’s your evidence and what are your sources? There would be no need for fact-checkers, because every reader would become a fact-checker. It would also destroy government lies right from the start (“the Russians are hacking us” and “the zika virus will kill you”), because they would never get a chance to take off.”

from the Seriously-Dangerous-Paranoia Desk: The only prediction that really matters for 2017: The global debt collapse begins, followed by the rise of fascist, totalitarian government – by Mike Adams – – “What my strategic mind is screaming at me right now is that we will all face the rise of aggressive police state government as President Trump responds to the coming collapse of social order (caused by a combination of economic collapse and the rise of radical leftist anti-government forces). For the record, this is not a criticism of Trump. He is not the person who put all this in place… he’s being positioned as the scapegoat to blame for what unfolds.” – Mike and his Strategic Mind cannot let go of the phony left/right paradigm, resulting in a mental state that preserves and feeds The War.

Popular Show “Breaking the Set” Listed As One Of The Justifications For Russia Punishment – by Jay Syrmopoulos, – “In fact, William Binney, one of the architects of the NSA’s current domestic spying apparatus, has publicly stated that the NSA should have solid irrefutable evidence of Russian hacking if it were to actually exist — leading him to suspect that the information was not hacked, but rather taken on a thumb drive from someone on the inside and then leaked… The true insanity contained within this report is that it essentially lays blame on Russia for influencing the election by accusing them of allowing Americans to see truthful information… Only in some type of strange Orwellian paradigm can a government claim that people having access to actual factual information about political candidates is a threat to democracy… Ironically, what is taking place is extremely similar to events that unfolded in Russia during their 2012 election cycle. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was forced out of Russia amid accusations of undermining Russian sovereignty and attempting to influence their internal election politics. Of course, when USAID was kicked out over these allegations the U.S. loudly cried foul, as they claimed the organization was simply promoting Western democratic values to strengthen the Russian democracy.”

Want sustainable urban development? It’s time for Local Agenda 2030 – Key will be moving beyond aspiration to focus on specific implementation mechanisms and road maps for action – by Teresa Ribera – – “Local Agenda 2030 would be able to use the 2015 agreements, particularly the SDGs, as political backbone to define local priorities. In so doing, it could reconcile the challenge of contributing to the SDGs through localization with the ambition of putting cities at the core of sustainable development… How could policy priorities be designed through Local Agenda 2030? This question relates to the means of implementation. The last of the SDGs’ 17 goals takes on this issue directly and offers ideas on key drivers for change. Translated at the local level, that would mean promoting local financing, technologies and innovation for urban development and municipal capacity-building. It also would mean addressing systemic issues of local policy coherence through strategic planning, multi-stakeholder partnerships and local monitoring.”

LAST MINUTE GOV’T GRAB: Obama Announces DHS to ‘Take Control’ of US Elections – – From DHS own Gauleiter, Jeh Johnson: “I have determined that election infrastructure in this country should be designated as a subsector of the existing Government Facilities critical infrastructure sector. Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law… I have reached this determination so that election infrastructure will, on a more formal and enduring basis, be a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protections that the Department of Homeland Security provides to a range of private and public sector entities. By “election infrastructure,” we mean storage facilities, polling places, and centralized vote tabulations locations used to support the election process, and information and communications technology to include voter registration databases, voting machines, and other systems to manage the election process and report and display results on behalf of state and local governments.” (emph. added) – PLUS, Jon Rappoport says “This is a Coup”

ANOTHER AMERICAN KNOWN WOLF? Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Evaluated by FBI, Worked for Security, Amid Backdrop of Mass Drills – by Shawn Helton –

US Backed “Moderate Rebels” Target French Delegation in Aleppo – by Vanessa Beeley – – According to Fares Shehabi, independent, Aleppo MP and head of the Aleppo Chamber of Commerce, the missiles were fired from an area next to Khan Touman, 8km away from the airport, in a deliberate act of terror against the French delegation. The leader of this group of so called “moderates” is Hassan Rajoob, a colonel who had previously defected from the Syrian Arab Army… Fares Shehabi deemed this attack a “clear breach of the ceasefire”, following a familiar pattern of previous ceasefire violations by the predominantly US funded militant factions. Shehabi went on to say that the militant factions would have had accurate information on the flight times of the French delegation which would suggest the delegation was the target of the attack.”

The Handbook of Human Ownership: Why Humans are the Livestock of the Ruling Class – – “Hey – seriously – congratulations on your new political post!.. If you are reading this, it means that you have ascended to the highest levels of government, so it’s really, really important that you don’t do or say anything stupid, and screw things up for the rest of us… The first thing to remember is that you are a figurehead, about as relevant to the direction of the state as a hood ornament is to the direction of a car – but you are a very important distraction, the “smiling face” of the fist of power. So hold your nose, kiss the babies, and just think how good you would look on a stamp. A stamp, for mail… No, not email, mail. Never mind, we’ll explain later.”

Caught On Tape: How The Robots Are Taking Over Amazon – “By now, it is becoming clear that Bezos will not stop until Amazon is one giant, automated, and fully self-contained system, along the lines of the following video showcasing how early-generation Kiva robots have already displaced thousands of human workers. Within a few years, expect all of Amazon’s warehouses to look virtually the same.”

Major Shifts in Consciousness Observed Throughout the Animal Kingdom – by Christina Sarich – – “Mainstream science says that it is only subtle refinements in our brain’s architecture that allows us to be “smarter” than most other animals. While dogs can’t yet compose music, birds do it every day. Perhaps the expression is not as complex as a violin concerto, but even the most rarefied composer has looked to nature for musical inspiration, if not immaculate intelligence… No matter what drives our evolution, though, there is clear evidence that it is changing – obviously in people – but perhaps more subtlety in animals from a number of species… Footage of animals learning to use tools provides evidence of this evolutionary shift happening to all of us on earth, not just the human race, but there are other indications of intelligence as well. We all seem to be awakening together.”

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