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For the Week of 11/13/17:

Judaism is the star at a Bible museum built by Hobby Lobby – by Ron Kampeas – – “Speaking at the dedication Friday, Steven Green, the president of Hobby Lobby and the museum’s chairman of the board, said museum-goers should come away realizing that the Bible ‘has had a positive impact on their lives in so many different ways and when they leave they will be inspired to open it.’.. It especially celebrates the Bible’s Jewish origins, notably those made manifest in modern Israel. The dedication included a rabbi, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, the Israeli minister of tourism and the director of the Israel Antiquities Authority… At times, the event seemed like a pro-Israel gala. Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador, celebrated the museum as a signifier of the Jewish claim to Jerusalem. The Bible nurtured Jews through 2,000 years of exile until they were able to ‘rebuild the original DC — David’s Capital,’ he said… Yariv Levin, the tourism minister, read a letter from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who sent ‘warm greetings from Jerusalem, the eternal and undivided capital of Israel.’ (emphasis added) – Note: the construction cost for this enormous 4-story “explanation” center was $500 million.

Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons – The Western media refutes their own lies – by Prof Michel Chossudovsky – – “(Update; April 8, 2017) Trump’s decision to strike a Syrian airbase in retaliation for Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people confirms that the “False Flag” Chemical Weapons attack scenario first formulated under Obama is still “on the table”. Our analysis (including a large body of Global Research investigative reports) confirms unequivocally that Trump is lying, the Western media is lying and most of America’s allies are also lying… The following Mail Online article was published and subsequently removed. Note the contradictory discourse: ‘Obama issued warning to Syrian president Bashar al Assad’, ‘White House gave green light to chemical weapons attack’.”

US-led Coalition Airstrikes Killed 31 Times More Civilians Than Pentagon Admitted – Report – “In a report released on November 16, the US newspaper New York Times revealed that one out of every five strikes of the US-led coalition against ISIS resulted in civilian deaths… The New York Times investigated the US-led coalition claims on the ground and visited the sites of 150 airstrikes in three areas in northern Iraq between 2016 and 2017. The New York Times journalists met with relatives of victims who were killed in the airstrikes… As a result of its investigation, the New York Times found out that the real rate of civilian causalities was up to 31 times higher than what the US-led coalition admitted… The US-led coalition claims that only 89 airstrikes out of 14,000 conducted against ISIS since 2014 had resulted in civilian casualties. The New York Times investigation said that civilians were killed in 2,800 airstrikes of the coalition.”

US ready to ‘fight for justice’ in Syria without UN approval – (the inimitable Nikki) Haley – ” ‘With the unity of this council, or alone, unrestrained by Russia’s obstructionism, we will continue to fight for justice and accountability in Syria,’ Haley said, blasting Russia’s vetoing of the draft resolution on the extension of the Syrian chemical weapons probe on Friday… Haley’s remarks on the impossibility of reaching the Russian mission provoked an angry reaction from Moscow, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov calling it “fake diplomacy.” Lavrov said that ‘it seems we are witnessing a new phenomenon in international relations, as now, apart from fake news, there is also fake diplomacy.’ “

LEBANON: Hezbollah Forces on High Alert in Response to Israeli, Saudi Threats – by Elijah Magnier – – “The presence of Russian troops in the Levant may not allow all belligerents to be dragged into a large war with multiple frontiers and certainly not a third world war. Israel is so far giving signs that its forces are aware of the future danger and won’t be dragged into a war in the region despite Saudi Arabia’s financial offers and support. The Saudis were responsible for kidnapping the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (has been released today), aiming to present Lebanon as more vulnerable, inviting Israel, in vain, to attack what the Kingdom defines as the “arms of Iran” in the Middle East… Russia has no agreement with Israel on anything related to the presence of the Iranian forces and its loyalists in Syria and particularly on the borders with Israel. The Kremlin is not negotiating and disposing of Syrian soil because these matters concern the Syrian government, which intends to recover the occupied Golan after the end of the ISIS threat and al-Qaeda, the Takfiri extremists, in Syria.”

These 13 corporations are “Big Pharma”: their history, crimes, and products (6 min)

Appeals Court’s Disturbing Ruling Jeopardizes Protections for Anonymous Speakers – by Aaron Mackey – – EFF has long fought for anonymity online because we know its importance in fostering robust expression and debate. Subpoenas such as the one issued to Glassdoor deter people from speaking anonymously about issues related to their employment. Glassdoor provides a valuable service because its anonymous reviews help inform other people’s career choices while also keeping employers accountable to their workers and potentially the general public… The Ninth Circuit’s decision appeared unconcerned with this reality, and its “bad faith” standard places no meaningful limit on the use of grand jury subpoenas to unmask anonymous speakers. This will ultimately harm speakers who can now be more easily targeted and unmasked, particularly if they have said something controversial or offensive.”

CONFIRMED: “Former” Lebanese PM Saad Hariri is now in Paris – Hariri is due for talks with the French President and other political leaders – by Adam Garrie – – “It is still not clear if Hariri’s visit to France is designed to ensure an orderly repatriation to Lebanon which the Saudi authorities apparently forbade, or whether he seeks to remain in France for the foreseeable future. Pres-TV reports that Hariri has finally spoken to Lebanese President Michel Aoun over the phone. Hariri is reported to have told the President that he will arrive back in Lebanon in time for Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday. However, given the tense and often confused atmosphere surrounding Hariri, it is still not entirely clear whether he will make good on his word.”

Saudi King To Step Down And Hand Over Crown To His Son Planning War With Hezbollah – The Daily Mail – The Daily Mail – – ” ‘Unless something dramatic happens, King Salman will announce the appointment of MBS as King of Saudi Arabia next week… Salman will play the role of the queen of England. He will only keep the title Custodian of the Holy Shrines,’ the source told the Daily Mail… No one ever tried to separate the two titles in the history of Saudi Arabia, mainly because this could lead to future problems within the royal family. The “King” title represent the political power. The “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques” represents the religious power in Saudi Arabia. The two titles together give the King the powers, which he need to keep everything in line, within the Saudi royal family, and in Saudi Arabia as a whole.”

Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions for War with Hezbollah – by The Saker – – “First, the goal will not be to defeat Hezbollah or Iran anywhere. For all their racist rhetoric and hubris, the Israelis know that neither they nor, even less so, the Saudis have what it would take to seriously threaten Iran, or even Hezbollah. But their plan is, I think, much cruder: to trigger a serious conflict and then force the US to intervene.”

US support for Saudi war in Yemen soars under Trump – by Jack Detsch – – “Amid a worsening humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, the US Department of Defense provided about 480,000 gallons of aviation fuel to the mission at a cost of more than $1 million in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a 140% increase over the previous year. The disclosure comes as Yemen suffers the world’s worst cholera epidemic and the Saudis face international pressure to lift their blockade of the country’s ports… ‘This revelation should be a wake-up call to every policymaker and every American that this country is literally fueling the largest humanitarian crisis in the world and the worst cholera outbreak in recorded history,’ said Kate Gould, a lobbyist with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker group.”

In Shadow – Behind the Veil of the Human Condition (13 min)

Lavrov Throws Washington a Bone over ISIS Collusion – Russia’s top diplomat makes face-saving noises towards the U.S. – by Tom Luongo – – “The U.S. Deep State and Israel want what cannot be achieved at this point without starting a World War – the removal of all Iranian influence from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad is not a bargaining chip in the upcoming political talks, but yet, U.S. and Israeli policy-makers are still holding out hope… That’s why U.S. troops are going to stay in Syria, why Israel will continue to bomb Damascus and Saudi Arabia will try to destabilize Lebanon.”

Saudi Arabia calls on Hezbollah to disarm, threatens its ouster from Lebanon – Riyadh’s foreign minister says ‘peace loving countries’ exploring ways to reduce terrorist group’s influence in Beirut – – “Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday called on the Hezbollah terrorist organization to disarm, warning the group that regional efforts were underway to oust them from the Lebanese government… At a press conference in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, al-Jubeir denounced Hezbollah as ‘a tool of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ and ‘a first-class terrorist organization used by Iran to destabilize Lebanon and the region.’.. ‘Hezbollah has kidnapped the Lebanese system,’ he said… Al-Jubeir added that ‘consultations and coordination between peace-loving countries and Lebanon-loving countries are underway to try to find a way that would restore sovereignty to Lebanon and reduce the negative action which Hezbollah is conducting in Lebanon.’.. The minister’s remarks came as the kingdom rejected accusations that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was being detained in Riyadh following his shock resignation earlier this month.”

China Urges Rural Christians to Replace Jesus Images with Xi Jinping – by Frances Martel – – “Chinese officials and residents in a rural area of Jiangxi province have revealed a government plan to “melt the hard ice” in the hearts of Christians towards communism by denying them pivotal poverty relief packages if they do not replace images of Jesus in their households with photos of President Xi Jinping… One official stated that the move was necessary because Christians are “ignorant” and need to be taught to worship the state, not God.” (emphasis added) Comment: Right, remove your center of power from projecting it out on one external figure to another one. Torch, Flee, Scrape; The Santa Rosa Fire Chronicles (14 min)

US ambassador ‘confident’ Trump will move embassy to Jerusalem – President is expected to postpone the move again on December 1 – – “US ambassador ‘confident’ Trump will move embassy to Jerusalem.. President is expected to postpone the move again on December 1Last week American lawmakers discussed the possibility of moving the embassy, some three weeks before Trump will have to decide on whether to postpone the action for another six months.”

Afghanistan opium production jumps 87 per cent to record level – UN survey – ” ‘It is high time for the international community and Afghanistan to reprioritize drug control, and to acknowledge that every nation has a shared responsibility for this global problem,’ said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov… According to the latest figures released by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and UNODC, in addition to an 87 per cent jump to a record level of 9,000 metric tonnes in 2017, the area under opium poppy cultivation also increased to a record 328,000 hectares in 2017, up 63 per cent compared with 201,000 hectares in 2016.”

Young Mother In California Threatened With Arrest At A Bus Stop For Not Vaccinating Her Children – by Michael Snyder – – “Please watch this Video and share I am. I am being set up by the Claremont school district to be arrested and they are trying to force me to give my child immunization shots! I woke up this morning and walked my kids to the bus stop like I always do. Guess who was waiting the Claremont police department along with another man asking me about my child’s shots! I called the police department to make a complaint for harassment and was told by the sergeant, that me not giving my kids shots is a criminal act and that I will be arrested. This is why they were at the bus stop to try to incriminate me by me attempting to them that my son does not have any shots. This is crazy!! I want the world to know if I am arrested this is why! I will follow up with the facts!!!!”

First Digital Pill Approved to (emerging) Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’ – by Pam Belluck – – “Experts estimate that so-called nonadherence or noncompliance to medication costs about $100 billion a year, much of it because patients get sicker and need additional treatment or hospitalization… ‘When patients don’t adhere to lifestyle or medications that are prescribed for them, there are really substantive consequences that are bad for the patient and very costly,’ said Dr. William Shrank, chief medical officer of the health plan division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center… Patients who agree to take the digital medication, a version of the antipsychotic Abilify, can sign consent forms allowing their doctors and up to four other people, including family members, to receive electronic data showing the date and time pills are ingested.” (emphasis added)

55 Organizations Representing 5 Million Serve Legal Notice to HHS for Failure to Conduct Vaccine Safety Tests: Civil Action to Follow? – by Christina England – – “In contrast, vaccines are not required to undergo long-term double-blind inert-placebo controlled trials to assess safety… In fact, not a single one of the clinical trials for vaccines given to babies and toddlers had a control group receiving an inert placebo… Further, most pediatric vaccines currently on the market have been approved based on studies with inadequate follow up periods of only a few days or weeks… Hepatitis B vaccines licensed by the FDA for injection into one day old babies, Merck’s was licensed after trials that solicited adverse reactions for only five days after vaccination and GlaxoSmithKline’s was licensed after trials that solicited adverse reactions for only four days after vaccination.”

Video and Photo Evidence Now Even More Easily Faked and Fabricated – by Makia Freeman – – “Video and photo evidence is dead. The world appears to be falling headlong into an AI-run world. What is it going to take to put the brakes on and ask the questions: What is AI? Do we want it running our world? How do we retain control over it? Can we refrain from handing over all systems and power to AI until we get solid answers to these questions? It’s going to take a concerted effort to change direction; if enough people sit back and do nothing, it won’t be long before AI has the keys to the kingdom.”

US Secretary of Defense Believes UN ‘Approved’ US Intervention In Syria – “Former UN Director-General Sergei Ordzhonikidze said that Jim Mattis made himself a “laughingstock” by saying the United Nations allegedly approved the presence of the country’s forces in Syria… “He just doesn’t understand or know what he is saying, and apparently he has no decent advisers who could tell him how to act… It is, I believe, just a shame to say things like this, for such a large state, a superpower, like the United States,” Ordzhonikidze stressed.

Russia Never Promised U.S., Israel That Iranian Forces To Withdraw From Syria – Lavrov – – “The minister stated that the Iranian presence in Syria is “legitimate” and added that the United States posed the biggest threat in Syria… ‘If you look at who is the greatest danger, it’s just the wards of the United States, various foreign terrorists, militants who are attached to those groups of armed opposition that the US supports,’ Lavrov said… …it’s clear that Tel Aviv will not get a Russian “support” in its efforts to limit the Shia influence in the country.”

Russian Defense Ministry Released Photos Reportedly Confirming US Cooperation With ISIS – “According to the statement, the operation against ISIS in the Syrian border city of al-Bukamal allowed to get facts of a direct cooperation between the US-led coalition and ISIS. The ministry leleased November 9 photos showing large columns of ISIS moving from al-Bukamal along the border with Iraq, on the eastern bank of Euphrates… Russian forces requested two times the US-led coalition to coordinate efforts against these ISIS columns in order to destroy them. However, US forces rejected the requests. Furthermore, the US coalition also refused to carry out airstrikes on the terroirsts saying that they are going to surrender to them. The US was not able to clarify why then ISIS uses the US area of responsibility to re-group and carry out attacks against Syrian forces… Furthermore, warplanes of the coalition were hindering efforts of the Russian Aerosapce Forces aimed at bombing these columns… The Russian ministry added that this showed that the Syrian advance on al-Bukamal undermined the US plan to seize this area and to occupy it. According to this plan, local ISIS members were set to join the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and to wave SDF flags.”

Russian, Turkish Leaders Meet as Cracks in Rapprochement Start to Show – by Dorian Jones – – “Russia obviously needs of Turkey in Syria to try and help control some of the Islamist groups that it feels Turkey’s close to,” says political columnist Semih Idiz of Al-Monitor website. “Turkey is now keeping the peace in Idlib, the most dangerous part of Idlib, and Russia also needs its developing ties with Turkey in order to hit at the West and NATO. When we come to brass tacks [essential facts], when [we] look at Syria, we see the seeds of future problems.”

Stephen Bannon: ‘I’m proud to be a Christian Zionist’ – by Ben Sales – – “Bannon in his speech framed Trump’s Israel record as part of fighting Islamic terrorism in the Middle East. He said two of Trump’s top priorities coming into the White House were moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv — a promise Trump repeatedly made but has yet to fulfill — and decertifying the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, which Trump did last month… “(Ambassador to Israel David) Friedman also said Trump sees eye to eye with Israel’s government on opposing the 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, which Israel views as dangerous for its security. Referencing a terror attack this year in the West Bank, he said Trump is more sympathetic to Israeli settlements than previous administrations — though he avoided using the word “settlement.” And he said Trump’s peace plan, which is still being formulated, will prioritize Israeli security.”

Exposed: Secret Raqqa ISIS Withdrawal Deal – A secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition – by BBC – – “But this time, his load was to be human cargo. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters opposed to IS, wanted him to lead a convoy that would take hundreds of families displaced by fighting from the town of Tabqa on the Euphrates river to a camp further north… The job would take six hours, maximum – or at least that’s what he was told… But when he and his fellow drivers assembled their convoy early on 12 October, they realised they had been lied to… Instead, it would take three days of hard driving, carrying a deadly cargo – hundreds of IS fighters, their families and tonnes of weapons and ammunition.”

The Whiskey Rebellion: How Brand New America Tore Up The Bill of Rights – by Joe Jarvis – – ” “The Dreadful Night” began in the middle of the night on November 13, 1794. Hamilton had created three lists of people: those who were not to be arrested, those who would be arrested, and those who were to be brought in as witnesses for questioning. The first list was not provided to the generals. Hamilton gave them the authority to arrest anyone they suspected of having participated in the rebellion, aided the rebels, raised liberty poles, or robbed the mail. He also authorized the troops to arrest local officials who failed to suppress the insurrection. The officers and soldiers who were passed these orders were delighted to finally have some excitement and authority on this trip west.”

Bill Gates buys big chunk of land in Arizona to build ‘smart city‘ – The large plot of land is about 45 minutes west of downtown Phoenix off I-10 near Tonopah – by Bianca Buono – – “The proposed community, made up of close to 25,000 acres of land, is called Belmont. According to Belmont Partners, a real estate investment group based in Arizona, the goal is to turn the land into its own “smart city.”.. ‘Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs,’ Belmont Partners said in a news release.”

Lugansk Considers Ceasing Struggle For Independence From Ukraine – “However, Chairman of the People’s Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin said: “I cannot currently imagine that the people of DPR or LPR, or the leaders, who may face life imprisonment in Ukraine, would want to go back. It’s clear that this simply isn’t possible, and situation only takes turns for the worse, with Donbass putting even more and more distance between itself and Ukraine.” He also noted that Kiev did not implement any of the points of the Minsk II agreements. “Vladislav Nikolaevich [Deinego] discussed the hypothetical possibility, but this has no relation to actual policy, so there’s no reason for worry. Donbass is so far away from Ukraine now, that discussing a possibility of reunion is inappropriate even hypothetically,” Pushilin said.”

Russian Media: US Side Sabotaged Trump-Putin Meeting In Vietnam – “Putin and Trump were expected to meet on the sidelines of the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. However, “something gone wrong” during the “coordination” of this effort… According to Kommersant’s report, initially the US side showed an interest in meeting and the US president even announced possible topics for the discussions, but then, just sabotaged it… White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters just minutes before landing in Da Nang that “there was never a meeting confirmed, and there will not be one that takes place due to scheduling conflicts on both sides”. Then, the Americans just ingored the reported background agreements over the meeting… This resulted in a fact that Trump and Putin have shaken hands and held a brief conversation at the summit, something very different to what all has expected.”

Israel Threatens To Destroy BBC-Reported “Iranian Military Base” In Syria– “Asharq Al-Awsat also quoted Tel Aviv sources which said that ‘Israel believes that the Iranians have no intention to leave Syria or withdraw their loyal militias from the country.’ Furthermore, Israeli believes Iran could strengthen its permanent military presence in Syria… On Monday, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tel Aviv has informed Moscow and Washington that Israeli forces will continue to take action in Syria according to its interests despite any ceasefire: ‘We are controlling our borders, we are protecting our country and we will continue to do so,’ Netanyahu said. ‘I have also informed our friends, firstly in Washington and also our friends in Moscow, that Israel will act in Syria, including in southern Syria, according to our understanding and according to our security needs.’ ” (emphasis added)

Evidence mounts that PLAGUE outbreak in Africa is an engineered depopulation bioweapon – by Mike Adams – – “(A) bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World,” the paper documents the covert deployment of an infertility chemical in vaccines that are administered to young black women in Kenya.”

Prince William Warns Africa’s Population Boom Is Having A ‘Terrible Impact’ On Wildlife – by Michael Bastasch – – ” ‘Africa’s rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050 – a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month,’ the Duke of Cambridge said at a gala hosted by the Tusk Trust, a charity dedicated to protecting African wildlife… ‘There is no question that this increase puts wildlife and habitat under enormous pressure,’ William said… ‘We are going to have to work much harder, and think much deeper, if we are to ensure that human beings and the other species of animal with which we share this planet can continue to co-exist,” he told the gala.”

For the Week of 11/6/17:

Israel says US-Russia ceasefire deal in Syria does not meet demands – Ministers offer lukewarm reception to pact removing foreign fighters from Golan, hint IDF will continue to act across border – – “While the agreement seeks to remove Iranian-backed militias from near the border, a key Israeli demand, Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said it did not go far enough… The pact ‘does not meet Israel’s unequivocal demand that there will not be developments that bring the forces of Hezbollah or Iran to the Israel-Syria border in the north,’ Hanegbi told reporters Sunday, according to a Reuters report… ‘There’s reflection here of the understanding that Israel has set red lines, and will stand firm on this,’ Hanegbi said.”

Hezbollah flips the script and says that Israel does the “Red Prince’s” bidding – by Andrew Korybko – – “Given that Nasrallah isn’t known for being careless with his words, one should accept that there is a very serious message that Hezbollah and its Iranian ally intend to send to all of their Resistance supporters by saying this, and it’s namely that the “Red Prince” is one of the most dangerous threats to the world.”

Truthstream Media: They’re Spending Billions to Chip Our Brains (15 min)

Ukrainian regime in bid to kick Orthodox clergy out of their churches – Religious freedom in Ukraine has gone from tenuous to dangerously imperilled – by Eric Zuesse – – “This is happening in a Ukrainian context which is extremely polarized politically, and almost as polarized religiously; so, the political division is even stronger than is the sheerly religious one, and this Ukrainian Government is thus increasing Ukraine’s polarization, as a simultaneously political-and-religious divide, in which the political and religious hatreds feed off of one-another. The public don’t want it; even the clergy don’t want it; but, the Government does, and it continues trying to pass this measure into law.”

Iranian Top Official: Israel, Saudi Arabia, US and UAE Planing War With Lebanon – ‘ ‘There is no legitimate place or role in Lebanon for any foreign forces, militias or armed elements other than the legitimate security forces of the Lebanese state,’ Tillerson said in an official press release… In his statement, Tillerson was clearly hinting at Hezbollah, that’s believed to be the biggest armed force in Lebanon. Tillerson’s statement could be a sign that the US might not oppose an Israeli or a Saudi attack on Lebanon, which would be clearly aimed at Hezbollah.”

“Israel Will Not Let This Happen”: Iran Is Reportedly Building A Military Base In Syria – by Tyler Durden – – “Finally, closing the loop on the recent escalation in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, over the past year, the Israeli air force has struck targets in Syria a number of times which it has linked to Hezbollah… And with that one base – which may or may not belong to Iran – the media now has the narrative “alibi” it will need to push for popular support for the Israel-Saudi axis in the upcoming military conflict against Iran and Lebanon.”

The National Guard And Law Enforcement Use Secret Planes To Spy On Our Cell Phones – by MassPrivateI – – “CJR also discovered a police plane that secretly spied on people during the Republican National Convention… The Texas Observer asked the National Guard what legal authority allows a military force to secretly spy on Americans?.. The answer they got was silence, which is not surprising since the National Guard, the DEA and law enforcement are run by DHS… The vice chairman of the Texas House Committee, Cesar Blanco, warned that ‘there are really big privacy and constitutional due-process concerns with the use of this technology.’

Discrepancies in Reports of the Texas Church Shooting Narrative Raise Questions – by JW Williams –

Hariri’s capture was instrumental to the “Red Prince’s” rise to power – Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman forced the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and subsequently detained him not just to destabilize Lebanon, but because the foreign leader is a dual-Saudi national who was plotting against the future King and could have granted “political asylum” to fleeing royals eager to one day exact their revenge on the “Red Prince” – by Andrew Korybko Andrew Korybko – – “In order to advance his grand strategic plan to save Saudi Arabia from itself by reversing its declining revenue, transition its oil-dependent economy into a real-sector one, and stave off the rising threat of a generational conflict between his majority-youthful and relatively “liberal” population and the Kingdom’s conservative and more religious “old guard”, the “Red Prince” had to absolutely eliminate all threats to his future kingship first, ergo why he commenced his “deep state” coup over the weekend. As part of this complex operation, Mohammed Bin Salman also needed to prevent any royal “fugitives” and their supporters from seeking safety elsewhere in the region to plot their comeback, and it’s here where Lebanon and in particular its former Prime Minister Saad Hariri come into play.”

NATO meets in Brussels to discuss the final obstacle to US world domination: Russia and China – NATO Ministerial Meeting: Preparing for War on Russia? – by Alex Christoforou and Stephen Lendman –

Israeli government has lost its way, says Corbyn’s visiting foreign policy chief – Emily Thornberry, UK Labour’s choice for foreign secretary, castigates ‘silly’ Priti Patel, urges recognizing Palestine, won’t buy ‘illegal’ settlement goods but opposes boycotts – by Raphael Ahren –

Sean Parker unloads on Facebook “exploiting” human psychology – by Mike Allen – – “The inventors, creators — it’s me, it’s Mark [Zuckerberg], it’s Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it’s all of these people — understood this consciously. And we did it anyway.”

America’s ‘Allies’ Are Setting Up Another Trap for US in the Middle East – by Philip M. Giraldi – – “It is important to recall that clever plans to remake the Middle East have hitherto been remarkable for their inability to anticipate countermoves by opposing forces. Bashar al-Assad has survived an onslaught directed by the very same alignment now out to reverse a perceived Iranian-led Shi’a ascendancy and Hezbollah proved so successful against Israel that Israeli war plans now rule out any action on the ground due to the high casualty levels experienced in 1990-2000. The US would be playing a supporting role in any conflict, but might well suffer collateral damage if Iran is drawn in directly, a development that could easily lead to armed conflict between Washington and Tehran.”

Saudi Arabia Calls On UN Security Council To Take Action Against Iran – “Saudi Arabia affirmed that it will take appropriate action to respond to acts of aggression by the Houthis in order to safeguard the Kingdom’s security in accordance with the United Nations Charter and international laws.” (emphasis added) Comment: You can’t make this stuff up.

Senior Saudi Personals Were Tortured And Beaten In Ongoing ‘Purge’ – Media – – “The report added that the purge “is creating panic in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, particularly among those associated with the old regime of King Abdullah, who died in 2015, with power then passing to his half-brother, King Salman. Many fear the primary purpose of the crackdown is a move by MBS to knock out all rivals both inside and outside the House of Saud before he replaces his 81-year-old father.””

A Totalitarian Europe Now on Our Doorstep – by Julian Rose – – The Bank of International Settlements is under the control of approximately eight thousand hedge fund managers with a common ambition to rule the world. The majority are Luciferians working with what, in another essay, I have called ‘anti-life’ energies. They inform the World Bank and the IMF how much money supply will be available from year to year and what the spending parameters will be… Next in line come the central banks: the European Central Bank, The US Federal Reserve Banks, the Bank of England etc. And below these come the first tiers of involvement of national governments and, by extension, the further banking institutions of each country. Thus government and national treasuries, are relegated to being fourth down from the top of the power pyramid which controls most of our lives from day to day. Government, in too many cases, is just a vector for the advancement of corporate ambition.”

The Balfour Declaration – One Hundred Years of (Goyim) Solitude – by Gilad Atzmon – – Thanks to the Balfour declaration German Jewish bankers in the US flipped sides. Seems that they betrayed their fatherland, no more were they German patriots. Elon’s conclusion is that: ‘The 1917 Balfour Declaration, calling for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine, was at least partly motivated by the British government’s desire to win support among pro-German American Jews.’ ”

Hezbollah: Saudi Arabia Is Encouraging Israel To Attack Lebanon – “During his speech, Nasrallah added that Hezbollah “understands the Saudi anger towards Iran, however it does not understand its response”. He went further and said that Saudi Arabia failed in Yemen, Syria and even against Qatar in the current diplomatic crisis between the countries… Nasrallah advised Saudi Arabia to not try to “punish or eliminate Hezbollah” because this is “impossible”. He added that Saudi Arabia wants to pressure Lebanon only because it can’t pressure Iran directly.”

Stunning Insider Interview with a Sutherland Springs Citizen – “The Truth is Not Being Told” – by Dave Hodges – – “Following the gruesome event, the authorities put out an all-call for people to send photos of the victims to the authorites for purposes of identifcation. One person was shown a photo of tattoos and this was used as the means to identify a dead person. The vast majority of the family member of the victims, as of Wednesday evening have not been allowed to identify their fallen relatives… Vonda related the story of one family that was dictated to by the FBI what kind of funeral they were going to have. According to Vonda, the FBI told one family how much of the body they would be permitted to view. Additionally, the family was told whether the casket would remain open or closed.”

Gentrification is sweeping through America. Here are the people fighting back – In Atlanta, a neighborhood is resisting the use of eminent domain, which allows government to take private property for public use – by Cliff Albright – http://ws/2017/nov/10/atlanta-super-gentrification-eminent-domain – ” ‘I love to be able to sit on the porch and talk to some of the older neighbors,’ she said. ‘I wasn’t looking to replace, neutralize or change them.’ She respected the neighborhood association that was in existence, and didn’t feel like she needed to start a new one… But some new residents, particularly white ones, felt differently… ‘When folks decide to start their own associations, it sends a message. The imposition of an us versus them, new versus old, resident versus buyer perspective is not healthy for a community,’ Washington said.”

Propaganda Alert!: Western Powers Set Up Showdown With Russia Over Syrian Chemical Attacks – “In a joint statement on November 8, the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Britain, and the United States said they have “full trust” in the “professionalism and independence” of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and called for renewal of its mandate.”

Space Fence: Connecting the Surveillance and Transhumanist Agendas – by Makia Freeman – – “Ionization and conductivity crop up again and again when investigating the Space Fence. The reason the NWO conspirators are so obsessed with these concepts is because they have weaponized them. Ionization is linked to weather control. Ionospheric heaters (the most famous of which is HAARP) are now deployed around the world to heat and ionize layers of the atmosphere. Once ionized, it can be directed in line with geopolitical goals of the controllers, which can equate to earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods and droughts. In 2014, we were told that HAARP was being shut down, however since HAARP-like technology is the ultimate weapon of the globalists, does anyone in their right mind really think they are just going to give it away due to lack of funding or because they are supposedly finished with it? Former HAARP insider Billy Hayes (who worked on constructing the original installation in Gakona, Alaska) claims there are over 200 HAARP-like facilities around the world which are fully operational.”

Game-changing Study: Epigenetic Memories are Passed Down 14 Successive Generations – by GreenMedInfo Research Group – – “The researchers highlight that this kind of RNA can behave as a “transgenerational determinant of inheritable epigenetic variations and that spermatozoal RNA can carry and deliver information that cause phenotypic variations in the progeny” (15). In other words, the RNA carried to sperm cells by exosomes can preside over gene expression in a way that changes the observable traits and disease risk of the offspring as well as its morphology, development, and physiology.”

Assad Top Advisor: What Happened In Iraqi Kurdistan “Should Be A lesson” To The SDF – “On November 7, Bouthaina Shaaban, a top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad, said during an interview to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV that what happened in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region “should be a lesson” to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)… During the interview, Shaaban confirmed that the Syrian government is open for negotiations with everyone. However, al-Assad’s top advisor stressed that the division of Syria is not negotiable, in a clear hint to the SDF “Federal System” in eastern Syria.”

Remember, Remember, the 7th of November – An average Soviet person could go on forever marching in parades while cracking jokes about the regime – by EdgeOfTheSandbox – – “The development of Soviet nostalgia is a hot topic today. If looking back many former Soviets feel nostalgic for this reduced GULAG late Socialism era, it’s probably because to a normal Soviet subject that time felt stable. It was a stable hell, to be sure, but stable nonetheless. Freedom is frightening, so is capitalism (which they never had).”

Europe: Climate Dictatorship Proposed To Solve Global Warming – by Bjørn Lomborg – – “Prominent environmentalist proposes a climate dictatorship because democracy is just not willing to do his policies… The gall of this argument is staggering. It is even more staggering that the Swedish newspaper bringing this large interview today does not clearly mark the viewpoint as extreme and unreasonable. Instead, they seriously have their political analyst muse about whether a climate dictatorship is really necessary, and ending with a conclusion of ‘yeah, possibly.’.. The claim comes from Jørgen Randers, professor of climate strategy at BI Norwegian Business School. His main claim to fame is as co-author of the 1972 Limits to Growth book, which scared a generation to believe we would run out of all resources and kill humanity with suffocating air pollution. Time magazine headlined their 1972 story on the book: ‘The Worst Is Yet to Be?’ ” (emphasis added)

The rise of water data promises to make every piece of land and drop of water in California a source of conflict – by Joe Mathews – – “Digital tools have expanded the ability of governments, companies and nonprofits to measure the uses of California water in detail, and thus build more water-efficient products, boost water conservation, and replace expensive and inefficient infrastructure… But the abundance of water data effectively makes every piece of land and every drop of water in California the subject of measurement—and conflict… The data also exposes the fragmentation and deficiencies of California’s system of water management… The state’s new conservation requirements add to the stakes of arguments over data. As Californians struggled to save every drop during the recent five-year drought, the state for the first time imposed mandatory restrictions on water use—requiring that 400 local water agencies figure out how to reduce usage by 25 percent in 2015.”

For the Week of 10/30/17:

Bill Gates Tacitly Admits His Common Core Experiment Was A Failure – by Joy Pullmann –– “But who decides what is “high-quality curricula”? Press releases and buzz or proven results?.. The latter not only takes time to establish, but is directly threatened by the anti-learning environment inside which most curricula is created and teachers are trained, which typically dooms its effectiveness. Further, most measurements of curricular success use test score bumps, but there are major questions from the research about whether those benefit kids or society long-term. The metrics for success that make the most sense to Bill Gates do not actually ensure success for children.”

Lawyer for Las Vegas Music Festival and for Singer Jason Aldean Found Dead – by Baxter Dmitry – – “Describing meetings with MGM, Las Vegas police, and the FBI as ‘incredibly strange and complex’ to one of his friends on recently made private Facebook threads, the attorney was privy to inside information that the FBI, by announcing they are no longer holding press conferences and the investigation is closed, have chosen to withhold from the public… Almon’s death, described by local Nashville media as “seizure during sleep”, mirrors that of Kymberley Suchomel of Apple Valley, California, a shooting survivor who was found dead in her home, hours after her husband left for work.” (emphasis added)

To Gain True Independence, Russia Embraces Blockchain – Putin’s rapid adoption of the blockchain shows his flexibitilty is his greatest strength as a leader – by Tom Luongo – – “Blockchains are encrypted digital ledgers of transactions that occur within a private peer-to-peer network which have been verified to be correct by all the members of that network… The process of verifying those blocks of transactions is called mining because when the block is decrypted, thereby verifying its contents, the network issues a reward to the first person to do so. These are the tokens or coins (and there is a difference depending on the type of blockchain)… Once Buterin explained to Putin how the blockchain could be deployed to strengthen fundamental Russian societal institutions, decrease corruption and graft and be brought into the monetary system in ways that complement his goals for the Russian state, the rest is just logistics.”

BREAKING: Terrorist artillery attacks kill civilians in central Damascus – by Adam Garrie – – “The attack would appear to be a further ‘revenge attack’ on Syria after the Syrian Arab Army crushed ISIS in Deir ez-Zor over the last 48 hours.”

30 years after Thatcher’s rebuff, Theresa May celebrates Balfour with Israel – Downing Street’s warm reception for PM Benjamin Netanyahu comes amid close trade ties and diminishing antagonism between Israel and Arab states – by Robert Philpot – – “On Thursday night, May joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a glittering gala dinner hosted by Lord Rothschild in central London, where she delivered an unequivocal message about Britain’s close ties with Israel, saying she was proud of Britain’s ‘pioneering role in the creation of the State of Israel.’.. She attacked the BDS movement and the ‘new and pernicious form of anti-Semitism which uses criticism of the actions of the Israeli government as a despicable justification for questioning the very right of Israel to exist.’ ”

From the Swamp-Getting-Deeper Desk: White House-approved report concludes humans are behind climate change – by Tom DiChristopher – – ● Humans activity is behind the accelerated warming of the planet since the mid-20th century, the latest U.S. National Climate Assessment finds ● The report was prepared by 13 federal agencies and approved by the White House ● Its conclusion contradicts public statements by President Donald Trump and top administration officials who have cast doubt on humans’ role in climate change”

Justin Trudeau explains why Canada really ‘gets’ AI and smart cities – by Darrell Etherington – – “Trudeau also spoke on the subject of smart cities, and specifically the project Canada and the city of Toronto are undertaking with Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to turn a disused portion of Toronto’s waterfront into a new model city of the future. Schmidt asked the PM how Canada came to embrace this idea, in a manner currently unique across nations… Canadians have a tendency to travel, Trudeau said, and that results in a global outlook on how cities work and their different approaches to things like traffic and how people live in urban environments. The new waterfront project gives Canadians “amazing opportunity to innovate or leapfrog” in urban innovation, since existing cities grew organically into what they are and how they work, for better or for worse, but the new smart city area won’t ‘be built on the bones of past failure and past successes,’ but will instead be developed from a clean slate.” (emphasis added)

Syrian Security Chief And U.S. Official Met In Damascus, Discussed “Missed” CIA Operatives – Reports – “The US official visit to Damascus can be considered as a sign that the US is ready to talk with the Syrian government. This could mean that the US commitment to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) might be less than what the SDF officials and media are promoting… The visit was considered the first visit of a US official to Damascus since the war broke out back in 2011. However, no American or Syrian officials commented on Reuters and al-Akhabr reports So far.”

Top Iranian Official: Syrian Army Will Advance To Liberate Raqqa City Soon – ” ‘We will witness in the near future the advance of government and popular forces in Syria and east of the Euphrates, and the liberation of Raqqa city,’ Velayati said according to Reuters… Velayati also accused the US of working to divide Syria by deploying its army on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. Back on October 30, the commander of the US-led special operations task force responsible for defeating ISIS revealed that more than 4,000 US troops are deployed inside Syria… ‘The US is planning to divide Syria in East Euphrates though it will never obtain this sinister objective,’ said Velayati, according to the Iranian MEHR Agency.”

Terrorists are Equipped with Western Weapons in Syria – by A. Jaunger – – “According to Syrian General Ali Al-Ali, the United States illegally delivered at least 1,500 trucks with military equipment and weapons for terrorists in Syria between June 5 and September 15 this year… The General reported that all Washington’s statements regarding this military equipment was intended for the U.S. allies were false. Ultimately, the weapons almost always come into the hands of terrorists. In support of his words, Ali Al-Ali analyzed some NATO weapons captured by the Syrian army from ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham army depots.”

Former CIA analyst calls Robert Mueller a “fraud”…’He covered up 9/11, murder, torture and illegal surveillance’ – The investigators are the very same people who committed financial crimes – by Alex Christoforou – – “Ned Ryun, from American Majority followed McGovern’s comments: ‘If Mueller’s attempt is to squeeze Manafort to get him flip, flip on what, a fairytale? I have been saying this on TV for months and months…that the Trump-Russia collusion is a fairytale, and I think one of the biggest hoaxes that the American left and the mainstream media have tried to pull over on the American people.’ ”

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From the Propaganda-Onslaught-Marches-On Desk: From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level – An elevated level of climate change would lock in irreversible sea-level rises affecting hundreds of millions of people, Guardian data analysis shows – – “This comes ahead of the latest round of climate talks in Bonn next week, when negotiators will work on ways to monitor, fund and ratchet up national commitments to cut CO2 so that temperatures can rise on a safer path of between 1.5 and 2C, which is the goal of the Paris agreement reached in 2015… The momentum for change is currently too slow, according to the UN Environment Programme. In its annual emissions gap report, released on Tuesday, the international body said government commitments were only a third of what was needed.”

CPS Using “Predictive Analytics” Software to Label Parents as Unfit, Even Before Baby is Born – ” ‘prenatal risk assessments could be used to identify children at risk of maltreatment while still in the womb.’.. The real potential of this model was aptly summed up by Yung-Mi Lee, a supervising attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice at Brooklyn Defender Services at the hearing on the New York City bill. Said Lee: ‘At worst, such tools provide a veneer of color- and class-blind objectivity while exacerbating the racial and economic discrimination and other inequalities in law enforcement practices and criminal and civil penalties.’ ”

Israeli Warplanes Bombed A Factory In Syria’s Homs Governorate – “On Wednesday, Israeli warplanes bombed a copper factory in Hisyah Industrial Area 30km south of Homs city according to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen news TV channel. Syrian local sources added that the factory was targeted with 7 unspecified projectiles.”

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Iraq bans Israeli flags after Kurds wave them at independence rallies – Parliament’s vote in Baghdad comes at request of Shiite Citizen Bloc leader Ammar al-Hakim, who opposed referendum results – – “Israel has been among the only countries to openly support an independent Kurdish state, and many Kurds have welcomed the support, drawing accusations from Arab leaders that the referendum was a Zionist plot.”

Will Trump Ever Learn to Not Play Chess Against Persians – by Tom Luongo – – “Trump’s speech at the U.N. was so one-sided it ensured that Iran would rebuff his overtures to talk. Sure, I know to never take Trump at his word and so too does Rouhani. But, that doesn’t mean that he has to take Trump’s call when the phone rings… More and more that speech at the U.N. looks to be an act of utter desperation, written by the Israeli wing of the Republican party, to force Trump into a policy stance that he would have to back up or lose what’s left of U.S. credibility in the Middle East… And Iran saw it for what it was. Now, it can go for the win. Check and mate.”

Podestas Threaten Tucker Carlson for Reporting the Truth About Russiagate – by Charles Bausman – – “This is extraordinary on three levels: First, it is a foolish move on the part of the Podestas, because it suggests incompetence and desperation in equal measure… Sending a cease and desist letter to one of the biggest news shows in the country is like threatening a charging elephant with a fly swatter, especially as Carlson explains quite convincingly, it has no basis in fact.”

US Special Forces a ‘Persistent Presence’ on Russia’s Borders – What if the roles were reversed? -by Nick Turse – – “For the past two years, the U.S. has maintained a special operations contingent in almost every nation on Russia’s western border. “[W]e’ve had persistent presence in every country — every NATO country and others on the border with Russia doing phenomenal things with our allies, helping them prepare for their threats,” said Thomas, mentioning the Baltics as well as Romania, Poland, Ukraine, and Georgia by name… According to Major Michael Weisman, a spokesman for U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, elite U.S. forces have deployed to 21 European countries in 2017 and conducted exercises with an even larger number of nations. “Outside of Russia and Belarus we train with virtually every country in Europe either bilaterally or through various multinational events,” he told TomDispatch.”

Disney Channel To Introduce Gay Storyline On Children’s Sitcom – by Katie Jerkovich – – “When the season premieres this Friday at 8 p.m. viewers will see Mack trying to sort out her feelings for her friend Jonah, played by Asher Angel. At the same time, her best friend 13-year-old Cyrus realizes he too has feelings for Jonah and shares his thoughts with Buffy… According to the report, Buffy’s reaction and the scene are to “serve as a positive role model for both kids and adults.” What follows will be a series of revelations over the next few episodes with Cyrus ultimately this season realizing he is gay and coming to accept that fact… The average viewer’s age for the series is 10 years old.”

Lest We Forget: ‘Independent’ Mueller is Part of Establishment That Helped Sell Iraq War – by 21Wire, Video by Young Turks – – “In May of this year, just days after the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Director Mueller was appointed special counsel to the investigation. The reception was conspicuously enthusiastic and praised across all mainstream media outlets as well as inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway… This cogent video analysis by TYT Politics demonstrates that things may not be what they seem. In fact, as the evidence is presented here, far from it: ‘Recent history, however, suggests that whenever the political media class appears united in praise for anything….there’s reason for concern.’

NATO warns Turkey not to buy Russian S-400 missile defense system – NATO General threatens “consequences” for Turkey buying Russian air defense system – by Alex Christoforou – – “While NATO was initially just complaining the S-400 was incompatible with their own systems, top NATO General Petr Pavel told reporters this week that Turkey is likely to be punished by the alliance for not buying American… ‘The principal of sovereignty obviously exists in acquisition of defense equipment, but the same way that nations are sovereign in making their decision, they are also sovereign in facing the consequences of that decision, Pavel insisted.”

Body language expert says Hillary Clinton is scared to death of Trump dossier revelations (Video) – Body Language: The Clinton Fall – by Alex Christoforou – – “Hillary Clinton is frightened of the Trump dossier revelation…and her body language shows her fear.”

British FM says he’s ‘proud’ of Balfour Declaration, 100 years on – Boris Johnson acknowledges parts of the document dealing with Arab rights have ‘not been fully realized,’ urges two-state solution – – ” ‘I am proud of Britain’s part in creating Israel,’ current Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wrote in the Telegraph newspaper on Sunday, adding the document was ‘indispensable to the creation of a great nation.’ ”

Top Labour MP: UK should mark Balfour by recognizing Palestinian state – Criticizing Israel for having ‘lost its way,’ Emily Thornberry says Britain should not celebrate centennial of document pledging support for Jewish national home – by Alexander Fulbright –– ” ‘I don’t think we celebrate the Balfour Declaration but I think we have to mark it because I think it was a turning point in the history of that area and I think probably the most important way of marking it is to recognize Palestine,’ said Thornberry. “The British government have said they will do, it’s just a question of when the time is right and it seems to me this is the time… ‘We need to have two states, two viable states, two viable secure safe states. We must not forget that in the end that is the only solution,” she added. “We should measure everything we do against that.’ ”

From the Technocracy-Gone-Wild Desk: Can Sweden’s national urban policy address unsustainable consumption? – The country is formulating its first-ever cities strategy – by Jeet Mistry – – “Getting people to change habits — especially related to personal issues such as what one eats, mobility choices and how one spends holiday time — is clearly going to be a monumental task. During her appearance at the conference, the difficulty of this task was underlined by new Environment Minister Karolina Skog, who oversees the “sustainable cities” portfolio. She highlighted in particular the need for Swedish cities to move away from the heavily car-based urban planning of the 1950s and 1960s to an approach that would be people-centric and “mobility smart” — aspects which would probably be an intrinsic part of a new national urban policy.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Get ready for your cars to get pried out of your cold, dead hands…

For the Week of 10/23/17:

STRANGER THAN FICTION: Why Is Foundation of Vegas Shooting Survivor Sponsored By DHS Linked Firm?

The 9 Principles of Ethical Policing as Written in 1829 – by Isaac Davis – Law Enforcement Protocols of Sir Robert PeeleDoD Plans Solar-Storm-Based National Blackout Drill During Antifa Protests In November – by Tyler Durden – – “According to The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL), elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will simulate a “communications interoperability” training exercise across the United States on November 04-06. The announcement released on October 24 has not been widely distributed to the media, because the drill is simulating a total grid collapse and could spark public fear.” – Comment: This DOD exercise coincides with calls from Antifa, and the Revolutionary Communist Party to stage Protests (riots?) that “…must grow day after day and night after night—thousands becoming hundreds of thousands, and then millions…” Could be “interesting – Eyes Open!

In Ukraine a Political Struggle Between the Crooks, the Clowns, and the Nazis – So far the crooks are in power but they’re terrified of the nazis and constantly making concessions to them – by The Saker – – “Their history has also taught them that there are times when you want to stay low, shut up and focus on making it through the day. I also think that most Ukrainians fully realize that there is no faction/force out there representing their interest and that means that they have absolutely no reason at all to get involved… This has nothing to do with passivity or political ignorance: that is common sense. Getting involved is what gets you killed. Hunkering down until the worst of the storm passes is the only correct survival technique in times of very ugly political struggles.”

‘Dislike’ and ‘Unfriendliness’ Can Be Hate Crimes, UK Police Confirm – by Liam Deacon – – “The victim does not have to justify or provide evidence of their belief, and police officers and staff should not directly challenge this perception. Evidence of the hostility is not required for an incident to be recorded as a hate crime or hate incident.”

DNA Scan That Can Detect 1,800 Diseases In Newborns Raises Privacy Concerns – ” ‘I would have to say I’m not 100 percent comfortable with it. What we’re really trying to do in this study is ask the question, ‘How beneficial or harmful is it to go down this road?’ Green said… Some of the potential risks include breaches of privacy and genetic discrimination… ‘We can’t predict what kind of discrimination is going to be occurring by the time your child grows up,” Green told CBS. “We can’t predict whether there’s some sort of privacy breaches, this information gets out and is used against your child in some sort of future scenario. And we, most importantly, we can’t predict the information’s accurate.’.. Green, however, says so far about 9 of 10 families have declined the test.(emphasis added)

What Mystics & Prophets Revealed About Hyper-Dimensional Entities – Part 1 – by Makia Freeman – – “We have to take seriously the idea that the hidden ruler(s) of this crazy world are invisible, or at least, operate from frequencies beyond normal perception. After all, no one knows exactly from where thoughts originate. If there were a force that could control which thoughts are beamed into the mind, then every single living person would be vulnerable to psychic attack. These hyper-dimensional entities are said to be able to infiltrate your mind, make their voice sound like yours and entice you to do their bidding – all with the aim of generating fear, which is their food. Are they are the “gods” of yore that demanded sacrifice? Are they the evil spirits that possess people? Are they the masters of trickery who continually try to keep us in fear and out of our center of power – our heart? What follows is a list of 10 different traditions and cultures that describe these hyper-dimensional entities using their own terms and ideas.” – Link to Part 2 of this article:

Screen time found to have direct impact on speech delays in babies, reveals new research – by Rhonda Johansson – – “Researchers found that by their 18-month check-up, 20 percent of the babies had an average daily handheld device usage of around 28 minutes. More disturbing was the data that recorded a 49 percent increased risk of expressive speech delay, or what the researchers defined as using sounds and words, for every 30-minute increase in handheld screen time. The team noted that there was no statistically significant correlation between handheld device screen time and other communication delays such as body language or social interaction.”

Bill for police at fracking protest? £200,000 a month: Officers at site often outnumber activists – by Chris Brooke – – “Jackie Brooks, 77, who was dragged away by officers a fortnight ago as she served tea and biscuits to protesters from a stall, said: ‘The police are effectively Third Energy’s police force so they should pay for it. They are over-policing as far as I am concerned.’ ”

Israeli official confirms Mohammed bin Salman visited Israel: Report – “On Friday, however, an Israeli official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP Arabic that Mohammed bin Salman had in fact been the prince who visited Israel in September… This is while Saudi Arabia and Israel do not have formal diplomatic relations. And while there had already been reports that the Israeli and Saudi regimes have been tilting toward one another in recent years, a confirmed visit by an official as high in ranking as bin Salman takes the matter to a completely new and potentially explosive level as anti-Israeli sentiments continue to be high on the Arab street.”

Los Angeles Police Are Arresting People For Speaking 20 Seconds Over Their Allotted Time at City Meetings – by Emily C. Bel- – “LAPD is arresting people for speaking 20 secs over their time at public hearings. They want a new law that allows them to criminalize these people for exercising their civic duties. Take action to oppose this draconian measure. … – (This) tweet comes after Melanie Ochoa, a staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, who sent a letter Tuesday morning to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles city councilmembers. The letter calls on them to “reject the proposed ordinance,” because “although styled as a public safety ordinance, it would do nothing to improve public safety.”

Israel Now Threatening Military Escalation with Neighboring Syria – “Israel’s response has been rather bellicose to say the least, as the US-backed rogue state continues to thwart the “rules-based international community” through its systematic violation of international law under the elastic guise of ‘defending itself.’.. Now it’s threatening everything just short of all-out war with its neighbor Syria – even though Syria has never attacked Israel.”

Populist Hero Mike Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote to Protect Banks from Lawsuits – by Bess Levin –

REAL ID Allows Police to Control “Fundamental Aspects of Our Daily Lives” – by MassPrivateI – – “Imagine in the not-too-distant future, you and your family are driving down the road, when suddenly you find yourselves being detained by DHS-run law enforcement. The officer informs you, that you’ve been stopped because the Feds do not like your activism and they will take away your drivers license if you don’t change your anti-government activities… This is the reality of a DHS-run national ID system and one you can bet will be abused. (Click here & here to find out about the Real-ID nightmare.)

Professor Claims Math, Algebra And Geometry Promote ‘White Privilege’ – by Ian Miles Cheong – – ““On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness,” she argues with complete sincerity, according to Campus Reform. ‘Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White.’ ”

Bombshell NSA Memo: Saudi Arabia Ordered Attack On Damascus International Airport With US Knowledge – by Tyler Durden – – “The US intelligence memo – marked “Top Secret” – is arguably the most damning piece of evidence to date which gives internal US government confirmation of the direct role that both the Saudi and US governments played in fueling an armed insurgency which launched massive and well-coordinated attacks on civilians, civilian infrastructure, as well as military targets in pursuit of regime change. The NSA report is sourced to the intelligence agency’s controversial PRISM program – which gives the NSA the ability to sweep up all communications and data exchanged through major US internet service providers like Google. The memo focuses on events that unfolded outside Damascus in March of 2013.”

China: Voice Biometric Collection Threatens Privacy – Police, AI Giant Collaboration in Legal Gray Area – – “The Chinese government is collecting “voice pattern” samples of individuals to establish a national voice biometric database, Human Rights Watch said today… Authorities are collaborating with iFlytek, a Chinese company that produces 80 percent of all speech recognition technology in the country, to develop a pilot surveillance system that can automatically identify targeted voices in phone conversations. Human Rights Watch wrote to iFlytek on August 2, 2017, asking about its business relationship with the Ministry of Public Security, the description on its website of a mass automated voice recognition and monitoring system it has developed, and whether it has any human rights policies. iFlytek has not responded.”

FBI informant, ordered to keep silent by Obama White House, has hard proof of bribery and kickbacks (Video) – Washington DC lawyer Victoria Toensing says her client has the good on the Clintons – by Alex Christoforou – – “Lou Dobbs: Weigh for us the impact of what he does know and what you may have learned from him… Victoria Toensing: (Informant’s Lawyer) …It’s quite significant. He can tell what all of the Russians were talking about during the time that the bribery payments were made.”

Byron York: After Trump dossier revelation, FBI is next – by Byron York – – “It was an astonishing turn: the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency agreeing to fund an ongoing opposition research project being conducted by one of the candidates in the midst of a presidential election. “The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for president in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends,” wrote Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.”

US Mercenaries, Iraqi Highways and the Mystery of the Never-Ending ISIS Hordes – by Ulson Gunnar – – “The Islamic State’s de facto invasion of Syria and Iraq was a more massive and dramatic replay of an earlier surge of foreign militants into the region, following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq… It would be America’s own Combating Terrorism Center at the West Point United States Military Academy in two reports published in 2007 and 2008 (.pdf) respectively that would describe in detail the networks some of Washington’s closest regional allies used to flood post-war Iraq with foreign fighters… While these fighters indeed attacked US soldiers, what they also did was disrupt a relatively unified resistance movement before plunging Sunni and Shia’a militias into a deadly and costly “civil war.” ”

Saudi Crown Price Mohammad bin Salman calls for “moderate Islam” in the Wahhabi Kingdom – The move has far more to do with foreign affairs than domestic changes – by Adam Garrie – – “While the Russian delegation that met with their Saudi counterparts, did include Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, it is not likely that his style of traditionalist Sunni Islam that is nevertheless integrated into the realities of the modern world, rubbed off on the Wahhabi delegates opposite. Instead, MBS’s statement is likely a kind of geo-political “virtue signal” designed to encapsulate the embryonic Saudi geo-political pivot or put more precisely, to test the waters and see how his statement will be received by new potential partners towards which Saudi is pivoting.”

Fliers found at Cornell read ‘Just say no to Jewish lies’ – “The Ivy League school’s president, Martha Pollack, denounced the fliers… ‘Whoever is responsible for these fliers is hiding under the cover of anonymity, having posted them overnight,’ she said in a statement… ‘Whoever they are, they need to ask themselves why they chose our campus, because Cornell reviles their message of hatred; we revile it as an institution, and I know from many personal conversations that thousands of Cornellians deplore it individually.’.. Police were investigating the matter and increasing patrols around Jewish buildings on campus, the Cornell Hillel said in an email to the Jewish community… ‘We are deeply concerned that a poster of this nature was placed on our campus, as these sentiments run counter to the spirit of diversity and pluralism that our university works to uphold,’ Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Ari Weiss said in a statement.” (emphasis added)

Democratic Socialists at Iowa State University call for ‘shooting’ Trump – by Caleb Parke – – “The left has done a good job radicalizing juggalos, weebs, furries, but I will not rest until ‘hXc’ stands for hang+Xterminate capitalists,” the club wrote Oct. 4 in a since-deleted tweet.

Syria: shocking images of starving baby reveal impact of food crisis – by Kareem Shaheen – – “The continuing suffering of civilians living under siege in Syria has been brought into sharp focus by new images of a malnourished baby who later died of starvation in a suburb of Damascus controlled by the opposition… The images, released on Monday by the news agency AFP, show Sahar Dofdaa, a one-month-old baby weighing less than 2kg, with sunken eyes and her ribs protruding through translucent skin. The child was being treated for malnutrition by a doctor in the town of Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Most of the Legacy Commercial Media (LCM) will no doubt blame this on “The Assad Regime.”

Cities are getting paid to turn street lights into spying SmartNodes – by massprivatei – – “A recent article in KCRW reveals that ENE-HUB’s, SmartNode’s could also be equipped with ‘video streaming and gun shot sensors connected to police and fire stations’. One can assume that in the near future, SmartNode’s will also be equipped with E-ZPass readers and license plate readers… ENE-HUB’s ‘benefits’ section admits that governments can use multiple revenue streams to spy on their citizens for 25-30 years. (Click here to watch ENE-HUB’s smart city video)… Unfortunately, Phillips Lighting and ENE-HUB aren’t the only ones trying to turn entire cities into giant surveillance networks… Four months ago, I warned everyone that Siemens, GE, Cisco, LED lighting maker Acuity Brands and mall developer Simon Property Group are also installing spying SmartNodes across the country.”

Current Lord Balfour says Israel failing to live up to 1917 declaration – Stipulation against prejudicing rights of non-Jewish population not being honored, says Roderick Balfour, great-great-nephew of foreign secretary behind landmark statement – by Stuart Winer – – “I have major reservations,” he said in an interview. “There is this sentence in the declaration, ‘Nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.’ That’s pretty clear. Well, that’s not being adhered to. That has somehow got to be rectified. Talking to the more liberal elements of Jewry, they would acknowledge there has to be a greater economic role for the Palestinians.”

Former Prime Minister Edward Heath, Jimmy Savile and the Haut de la Garenne Paedophile Ring on the Island of Jersey – by Keyser Söze – – “Haut de la Garenne was ordered to be demolished in July as it apparently serves as a reminder of decades of sexual abuse and mistreatment of children in Jersey. It seems odd and deeply counterintuitive, however, to destroy the remnants of the place in which the police admitted that 15 famous British individuals committed serious sexual crimes when not a single one of them has been brought to justice. Ultimately, this just furthers the impression that police were simply trying to make the incident disappear from memory rather than break it open.”

Turkey To Establish 8 Military Bases In Syria’s Idlib Province – “The Taftanaz Air Base and the Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase [Syrian Government facilities in Idlib province] are also two separate points that the TAF uses,” the daily writes… According to the daily, the Syrian Arab Army’s largest garrison in the vicinity of the Deif region is now controlled by Turkish forces.”

Police arrest dozens in mass East Jerusalem raid – by Judah Ari Gross – – “Police arrested 51 people suspected of taking part in violent demonstrations in the Issawiya neighborhood of the capital, in sweeping raids early Monday morning involving hundreds of officers and helicopter support, police said… In addition to the arrests, police also inspected the licenses of local businesses during the overnight raids to check that they were up to date and ensured that people sentenced to house arrest were complying with court orders.”

176 new homes set for approval in Jewish enclave in East Jerusalem – Planning committee to meet Wednesday to okay tripling size of Nof Zion, located inside Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber – by TOI staff and Jacob Magid –

from the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Cops draw flack for marking ultra-Orthodox protesters arms with numbers – Critics say police acted like Nazis branding concentration camp inmates; cops say detainees refused to identify themselves – I don’t think this was “accidental,” but a deliberate policy to drive divisiveness.

Missing Las Vegas Shooting Witness Shot Dead Outside Church – by Jay Greenberg – – “Chad Nishimura was a valet worker from the Mandalay Bay hotel, who parked the suspected Las Vegas shooting gunman’s car, and gave an interview saying Stephen Paddock was a “normal guy” who “didn’t have many bags”. Nishimura gave a statement to ABC affiliate, KITV4 News, but the article was later pulled from the network’s website. After his account was published, Nishimura disappeared and all of his social media accounts were deleted with his friends and coworkers saying he was “totally unreachable”… Members of the Iglesia La Luz del Mundo church say they heard a gunshot and ran outside to find Chad Nishimura laying on the ground next to a car and immediately called 9/11.

Actor Corey Feldman Arrested After Speaking Out About Hollywood Pedophiles – Arrest comes after tweeting he was “working on a plan” to expose pedophiles –

For the Week of 10/16/17:

Syrian Forces Launched Anti-Aircraft Missile Against Israeli Warplane. IDF Destroyed Syrian S-200 Battery – “The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said in a statement that at 8: 51 am on Monday Israeli warplanes violated Syria’s airspace on the border with Lebanon in Baalbek area, to which ‘our air defenses responded and directly hit one of the jets, forcing [the enemy] to retreat.’.. The Command’s statement also said that the Israeli enemy fired at 11: 38 am a number of missiles from inside the occupied territories that hit a Syrian army position in the countryside of Damascus, resulting in material damage.”

PM to Russian defense minister: Israel won’t allow Iranian presence in Syria – In order to avoid friction and accidental conflict, for the past two years Israel and Russia have coordinated their military efforts in Syria… Israeli officials do not generally discuss the full extent of that coordination, but they stress that the Israeli military does not seek Russian permission before carrying out operations.”

How and Why CA Fires Were DEW Created (22 min):

NorCAL Torch Fires; How the Firestorms Were Created (30 min):

Iraqi Kurdistan Leadership Reach Deal With Baghdad: Kurdish Forces To Retreat To 2003 Borders – Media – “Earlier this week, the Iraqi Army and its allies took back Kirkuk city, the nearby K1 military airbase, the city’s airport and the nearby oil fields. Then, government forces establsihed control over the city of Sinjar and some other villages and towns including the Rabia border crossing with Syria… However, if Sky News Arabia’s report is confirmed, the Peshmerga will handover a large area to the Federal Government, that it had seized during the war with ISIS.”

FBI informant blocked from telling Congress about Russia nuclear corruption case, lawyer says – by John Solomon and Alison Spann – – “Toensing (the lawyer) said she also possesses memos that recount how the Justice Department last year threatened her client when he attempted to file a lawsuit that could have drawn attention to the Russian corruption during the 2016 presidential race as well as helped him recover some of the money Russians stole from him through kickbacks during the FBI probe… The undercover client witnessed ‘a lot of bribery going on around the U.S.’ but was asked by the FBI to sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) that prevents him from revealing what he knows to Congress, Toensing explained.”

Syrian Government Forces Drive ISIS Out From More Areas In Deir Ezzor Countryside (Map) – “Separately, reports are circulating that the SAA Tiger Forces have crossed the Euphrates near Mayadin city, captured Dabyan and Ruqayb and entered the nearby village of Tybian. This advance, if confirmed, is likely linked with the expected government push towards the Omar oil fields.”

Al-Qaeda-Linked “Opposition” Hands Over Wadi Deif Military Base To Turkish Army In Syria’s Idlib Province – “The Wadi Deif military base is located near the town of Maarrat al-Numan in the southern countryside of Idlib. If this is not a temporary development and Turkish forces install an observation post or a military garrison there, this will confirm that the internationally recognized terrorist group – Hayat Tahrir al-Sham – and the Turkish government has officially reached a deal over the Syrian province of Idlib.”

CIA urges POTUS Trump to delay release of 3,000 never-before-seen documents on assassination of John F. Kennedy – “Roger Stone said in a post on his website: ‘They must reflect badly on the CIA even though virtually everyone involved is long dead.’ ”

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists – by Josef Federman – – “The government this week is hosting a first-of-its-kind summit for Christian journalists, featuring softball questions, mutual admiration and a welcome respite for embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His outreach to evangelical leaders reflects striking tactical parallels to his close ally and fellow media basher, US President Donald Trump.”

from the Danger-Danger-Will-Robinson Desk: U.S. Says Syrian Government Will Never Have Foothold In Raqqa, Acccuses Damascus & Allies Of Hindering Efforts To Liberate City – On October 18, the US Special Envoy for the US-led coalition Brett McGurk said during a meeting with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Raqqa Civil Council that the “Syrian regime will never have a foothold in Raqqa”, according to a report of the SDF official website… …after the end of Raqqa battle, the SDF will be able to redeploy a big force from Raqqa city to the front lines in Deir Ezzor countryside… With the help of the US-led coalition, the SDF will likely advance towards the strategic Omar oil fields. At the same time, the SAA also seeks to capture these oil fields. So, tensions between the SAA and the SDF may grow further.

“The Lobby” British Style – An undercover reporter secretly records how the Israeli Embassy directs local groups – by Philip Giraldi – – “And Israeli interference in U.S. government and elections is also a given. Endorsement of Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election by the Netanyahu government was more-or-less carried out in the open. And ask Congressmen like Paul Findley, Pete McCloskey, William Fulbright, Charles Percy and, most recently, Cynthia McKinney, what happens to your career when you appear to be critical of Israel. And the point is that while Israel calls the shots in terms of what it wants, it is a cabal of diaspora American Jews who actually pull the trigger. With that in mind, it will be very interesting to watch the al-Jazeera documentary on The Lobby in America.”

Escape from Raqqa: how my three-year ordeal in the Isis stronghold ended – I had vowed not to leave the Syrian city until the hated black flags came down. Then a chance encounter set me on an unintended path fraught with danger – by Tim Ramadan –

Trump Has Killed More Civilians with Illegal Drone Strikes in 9 Months Than Obama Did in 8 Years – by Rachel Blevins –

Directed Energy Weapons Over California with Elana Freeland (52 min)

Germany Signs Off on Deal to Send Israel Three Advanced Subs – Reports – – “Dolphin-class subs ‘are the best conventional submarines in the world,’ an Israeli Defense Force official identified only as Maj. Y. told the World Tribune in 2013. The diesel-electric vessels are a “spy tool,” the official said. ‘During times of war, submarines are one of the most far-reaching instruments in the Israeli Defense Forces. You do not know where it is and do not know where it will sink you.’ ”

Texas town: No hurricane relief for Israel boycotters – To receive assistance, Dickinson applicants must declare they do not participate in divestment efforts from the Jewish state – – “Because our application also functions as a contract, it was included in there,” Milward told JTA on Friday. “We’re not checking up on that. Our city secretary is not digging into anyone’s background. We’re not running background checks or anything like that. They’re attesting that they’re not boycotting, and we’re accepting that based on good faith.

IDF strikes 3 Syrian artillery targets after stray shells hit the Golan – Warning it will step up response, army retaliates for 5 projectiles that hit open ground, set off alarms; Syria claims Israel arranged the cross-border fire – – “The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its residents, and considers the Syrian regime responsible for what is happening in its territory,” the statement concluded… After the IDF strike, Syria asserted that Israel had arranged for rebels to fire across the border, in order to justify an Israeli response. The Syrian army said in a statement that the attack was proof of Israel’s ‘cooperation with terrorist organizations in the region,” and warned the Jewish state that it would retaliate for any “aggressive actions.’ ”

Putin Slams US: “The Biggest Mistake Russia Ever Made Was To Trust You” – by Tyler Durden – – “Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet formally declared his intention to seek another term as leader of Russia, but many observers noted that a sweeping speech he gave at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi this week served as a template for his campaign ahead of the March election… The speech’s overarching theme was to burnish Putin’s accomplishments as the man who restored “power and respect” to Russia. But in doing so, he heaped abuse on the US and its western allies, accusing them of selectively adhering to international law, and of taking advantage of Russia during the 1990s when the country was struggling to rebuild following the collapse of the Soviet Union…”

Nanochips and Smart Dust: The Dangerous New Face of the Human Microchipping Agenda – by Makia Freeman – – “Project MKUltra was at its height 60+ years ago, and things have moved on a lot since then. We are now entering an era where technological advancements are giving the NWO conspirators influence over a new realm – control of the emotions, or more accurately, control over the entire mind-emotion nexus in the human body. I am talking about microchips, tiny electronic devices which can be embedded under your skin., and which receive and transmit information. Although microchips have been around awhile, they are now outdated. What we are facing is something much tinier than a microchip, and therefore more of a threat: nanochips and smart dust.”

Former FEC Chair Wants Law To Charge Readers Who Spread Fake News With Libel – by Aaron Kesel – – In their proposal, they wrote, ‘after a social media user clicks ‘share’ on a disputed item (if the platforms do not remove them and only label them as disputed), government can require that the user be reminded of the definition of libel against a public figure. Libel of public figures requires ‘actual malice,’ defined as knowledge of falsity or reckless disregard for the truth. Sharing an item that has been flagged as untrue might trigger liability under libel laws.’ ”

Israel Asks For Air Corridor To Provide Assistance To Iraqi Kurdistan In Its Standoff Against Federal Government – Reports – “In the near future, Israel will likely continue its media, diplomatic and other efforts to prevent the stabilization in Syria and Iraq after ISIS is defeated.”

Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Use German-Donated MILAN Missiles To Destroy Iraqi Equipment – “While denying they had used weapons intended solely for the war against ISIS, the Peshmerga statement wondered about the use of American weapons and tanks against their forces by the Iraqi army and Hashd.”

US-backed Forces Prepare To Establish Idlib Military Council To Fight Turkish Army In Province – “On Sunday, Abu Amar al-Idlibi the commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) group “Northern Democratic Brigade” said in an interview with the Kurdish Ronahi news website that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and his group are preparing to announce the formation of the Idlib Military Council. The Northern Democratic Brigade is one of the few FSA groups within the SDF… In the interview, Abu Amar accused the Turkish Army of occupying the Syrian territories. Moreover, he said that the main aim of the ongoing Turkish Army operation west of Afrin city in the northern Aleppo countryside is to besiege the city.”

Anti-Russia ‘Propaganda’ Group (PropOrNot) Urges Reporter To Drop Story On Cia Arming Syrian Rebels – “In response, PropOrNot pleaded with Leopold not to file the lawsuit, saying that it “doesn’t help.”.. ‘Ofc we supported Syrian moderates/democrats. We should have done it more. Please don’t muddy waters!’ the group tweeted… When pressed about their response, PropOrNot said that they didn’t want the information to be obtained by Buzzfeed, because it would be disseminated to ‘regimes at war [with] us.’ ”

Eye-Opening Survey Shows No.1 Fear for US Citizens is Government, NOT Terrorism – by Matt Agorist – – “The survey was conducted by Chapman University and it serves to back up the point that while Americans claim to live in the Land of the Free, deep down, they realize they are living in a corrupt oligarchy.”

UAE Was Planning To Invide Qatar Using Rebranded ‘Blackwater’ Mercenaries – “The UAE allegedly started preparing this operation even before Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt started their diplomatic campaign against Qatar and imposed sanctions on the country accusing it of supporting “extremism”… The UAE reportedly failed to implement its plan because US President Donald Trump rejected it when it was submited for consideration to him.(emphasis added) Comment: If this is true, it would be another big point in Trump’s favor.

Landmark Study Shows Psychedelics Far More Effective at Reducing Crime Than Police – by Justin Gardner – – “Last December, pioneering clinical trials found that magic mushrooms heal mental illness like a “surgical intervention.” Advanced cancer patients have “experienced immediate and dramatic reductions in anxiety and depression, improvements that were sustained for at least six months.” Psychedelics can treat addiction, ADHD and PTSD, and can replace years of depression therapy. Alongside medical cannabis, psychedelics can arguably solve the opioid epidemic… Now, research is showing the positive effects of psychedelic use on social dynamics—by reducing criminal behavior. Researchers surveyed 480,000 people to produce some eye-opening results.”

For the Week of 10/9/17:

Syrian Army Makes Rapid Advance Towards Siyasiyah Bridge, Further Tightens Sieges On ISIS Units In Northern Deir Ezzor – “The SAA and its allies took full control over Hatla al-Sharqiyah village and pushed towards the Siyasiyah bridge on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. If government forces secure the bridge area, they will further tighten the siege on ISIS units in the northern part of Deir Ezzor city… Controlling the Siyasiyah bridge area, the SAA will be able to cut off a notable part of the supplies to the terrorists inside the city.”

ESSENTIAL Article!: Judaism, Zionism and Conflation – by Gilad Atzmon – – “Diaspora Jews have developed different tactics to deal with their identity crises. Contemporary Jewish identity is shaped like a tri-polar magnetic field in which one pole is religion, another is race and the third is politics.” – Note: Jewish identity is an issue whose time has come!

Security Force Assistance Brigades: US Creates New Foreign Policy Tool – by Andrei Akulov – – “New ideas always give new hopes. Until now, US international training has proven to be ineffective. An Open Society Foundations report says the United States has spent more than $250 billion training foreign military and police personnel. According to The Intercept, Washington provides funds for a ‘vast constellation of global training exercises, operations, facilities, and schools — a shadowy network of US programs that every year provides instruction and assistance to approximately 200,000 foreign soldiers, police, and other personnel.’ Training takes place ‘at no fewer than 471 locations in 120 countries — on every continent but Antarctica — involving, on the US side, 150 defense agencies, civilian agencies, armed forces colleges, defense training centers, military units, private companies, and NGOs, as well as the National Guard forces of five states.’ ”

60 GeoEngineered Fire Storms in Northern California Out of Nowhere (7 min)

Newly Passed Law Will Jail Parents if Their Kids are Caught Bullying – by Matt Agorist – – “Members of the North Tonawanda Common Council hope the new law will put a stop to bullying by holding parents accountable for their children’s actions. Parents could be fined $250 and sentenced to 15 days in jail if twice in a 90-day period their child under 18 violates the city’s curfew or any other city law, including bullying.”

NATO Launches New Black Sea Force to Target Russia – NATO’s “Black Sea Force” includes resources from 10 different nations including 900 Americans – by Jason Ditz –

DO NOT MISS: James Corbett – Why Big Oil Conquered The World (113 min)

US-led Coalition Is Going To Allow ISIS Terrorists To Redeploy From Raqqah To Deir Ezzor – Reports – “According to reports, ISIS units would be allowed to withdraw to Deir Ezzor province where they help their counterparts fighting Syrian government forces… Previously, the SDF and the US-led coalition allowed ISIS units to withdraw freely from the towns of Manbij and Taqbqa. According to some pro-government experts, allowing ISIS to withdraw the coalition will achieve two goals: 1) declare the “liberation” of Raqqah; 2) to slow down government forces advance towards the border with Iraq in the province of Deir Ezzor.”

Al Jazeera planted undercover reporter in US pro-Israel groups – by Daniel K. Eisenbud – – “The admission, made Monday by the network’s head of investigative reporting, Clayton Swisher, dovetails with a ruling by a British government regulatory agency, Ofcom, rejecting complaints against an earlier Al Jazeera documentary which exposed an Israeli Embassy official attempting to influence British lawmakers… Al Jazeera’s reporting led to the January resignation of Shai Masot, a senior Israeli political official in London caught on camera claiming he would like to “take down” British lawmakers seen as hostile to Israel.”

Report: FBI Wipes Phones and Laptops of Las Vegas Massacre Eyewitnesses – by Paul Joseph Watson –

Michael Lesher’s Quantum Leap – by Gilad Atzmon – – “Lesher claims to have had enough of “advocates for Palestinians that read like pages torn from an old copy of Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” He is “fed up with the anti-Jewish conspiracy theories.” However an examination of what Lesher considers to be ‘anti Jewish theories’ points to some intense magnetic activity in Lesher’s Trinity field.”

Santa Rosa & Northern CA Fires DEFY THE LAWS of PHYSICS (Where’d the houses go??) (22 min)

Norman Finkelstein was arrested last night. He is out on bail. – “It seems American Law’s propensity for lawlessness is limitless. The Long Island Police came to Norman’s house last night, beat him up mercilessly and then shoved him inside a jail cell. All because he dared challenge the mafiosi duo Michael Chetkof and Allyson Burger. All because he brooks no injustice, and is loath to see the life of a dear friend destroyed before his very eyes.”

AFP Says Iraq Starts Of Operation To Retake Kirkuk From Kurdish Peshmerga. Iraqi Military Denies – ” ‘Iraqi armed force are advancing to retake their military positions that were taken over during the events of June 2014,’ the general reportedly told AFP by telephone, asking not to be identified.”

Kirkuk residents anxious as Iraq forces, Kurds mobilize – “There are disputed reports about whether the target of the operation is the peshmerga or Islamic State… A rush of anxiety is spreading across Kirkuk city where residents fear a showdown between Kurdish fighters and Iraqi troops who are massing in the surrounding disputed oil province as tensions soar after an independence vote last month.”

New Branch Of Al-Qaeda Appears In Syria’s Idlib Province – “The report claims that the name of the new al-Qaeda – affiliated group is ‘Ansar Al-Furqan Fi Bilad al-Sham’. According to Al Quds Al Arabi, the leader of the new group is Osama bin Laden’s Son, Hamza bin Laden… The aim of the new group is to establish an Islamic State. Both Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and ISIS share the aim.” (emphasis added)

Israeli TV Shows Footage Of ISIS Training Camp On Israel’s Border – “With Israeli media now widely reporting the Islamic State’s presence along Israel’s border we wonder why such a clear and documented fact isn’t cause for bigger outrage. Though Israel’s Channel 2 bombshell report aired earlier this week, there’s been resounding silence in international press. ISIS is camping out along Israel’s border, yet all we hear about is the supposed “Iranian threat” to Israel’s existence.”

Syrian Army Encircled ISIS In Mayadin and Deir Ezzor (Overview)

Swedish Dentist Reveals 80% of Migrant ‘Children’ Are Actually Adults – Is Fired and Now May Lose Home – by Jim Hoft – – ” ‘I would probably appreciate that up to 80% of them were obviously adults. This can be seen, for example, on wisdom teeth that were fully grown – something that is only seen in adults,’ Bernt says… ‘The suspicions must be reported.’ ”

The Las Vegas Mass Shooting – More to the Story Than We’ve Been Told – by Shawn Helton – Long and comprehensive article by Helton, covering many aspects of this enigmatic event

California Allows Fully Autonomous (No Driver Present) Vehicle Tests – by Tyler Durden – – “The California Department of Motor Vehicles is changing its rules to allow companies to test autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel – and to let the public use autonomous vehicles… The DMV released a revised version of its regulations and has started a 15-day public comment period, ending October 25, 2017… ‘We are excited to take the next step in furthering the development of this potentially life-saving technology in California,’ the state’s Transportation Secretary, Brian Kelly, said in a statement.”

For the Week of 10/2/17:

Neighbour of alleged Vegas gunman thinks he was not behind the deadly crime – Rick, who claims to have lived next door to Stephen Paddock months before his alleged killing spree, did not notice any signs of criminality or anything out of the ordinary about his neighbour – by Adam Garrie – – “The man who introduced himself as Rick, phoned The Savage Nation radio show and told Michael Savage that the mainstream media narrative about Paddock does not add up. He further stated that the accused killer had no strong political views nor any noteworthy religious affiliation.”

YouTube Bans SYRIANGIRL’s Video About Her Facebook Ban – for ‘Hate Speech’ – “Dear Mark Zuckerberg and whichever faceless Orks run Youtube, – some friendly advice – this thing is going to go nuclear if you two don’t wise up and back down. SYRIANGIRL is too well-known, liked, and respected by too many important people for this not to blow up into a major stink. She speaks at top level conferences, has been on all manner of TV – in her native Australia, to RT, to Alex Jones, and many others. A lot of big people will pile on. This will blow up in your faces unless you backpedal quickly.”

Israeli Defense Minister Complains “Assad Is Winning” In Syria – ” ‘I see a long international queue lining up to woo Assad, include Western nations, including moderate Sunnis. Suddenly everyone wants to get close to Assad. This is unprecedented. Because Assad is winning, everyone is standing in line,’ the minister (the heinous Avigdor Lieberman) said adding that the situation is ‘one of the greatest absurdities.’ ” – Comment: Help Us, Mr. HaShem!

“Putin Is The New Master Of The Middle East” – by Tyler Durden – – “Relishing its newly-found power broker position, Russia also rejected a U.S. demand to make the Euphrates river a dividing line between Syrian government troops and U.S.-supported forces in eastern Syria. This led to a race to capture territory from retreating Islamic State fighters in a strategic and oil-rich border region, and is currently manifesting itself in the scramble to control Deir Ezzor.”

From the Sarcasm-Is-The-Weapon Desk: Five MORE things that don’t add up about the Las Vegas massacre… Where is all the expended brass? – by Mike Adams – – “I’m not trying to diss the cops here. As you know, I’m an advocate of honest, local police, and it’s clear that the beat cops did a fantastic job helping people seek cover on the ground below. But I do have an issue with the 72-minute response time during a full-auto machine gun spree in a city where there are dozens of cops within a one-mile radius.”

Plastomics is growing the next generation of crops with agtech – by Christine McGuigan – – “Chloroplast traits are inherited only through seed, which simplifies breeding and eliminates trait escape via pollen, a key stewardship issue for certain crops. Plastomics’ chloroplast engineering platform is a fast, efficient and more predictable way to introduce multiple traits into important crops that can also reduce time to market… ‘One of the reasons that we have chosen to set up a company around this platform technology is that the technology has never been developed as an industrialized platform for commercial use in crops,’ said Berberich. ‘No one has been successful in setting this platform up for crops like corn, sorghum and wheat. No one has been able to engineer the chloroplasts in these crops except for [our] founder.’ ” – Comment: Danger, Danger Will Robinson…

Christiana Figueres: Corporate leadership on climate change set to hit critical mass–Corporate-leadership-on-climate-change-set-to-hit-critical-mass/ – “While tangible progress on the climate agenda has been made, albeit rather slowly, the recent narrative around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has not been so positive, as research suggests that many businesses are failing to follow through on their pledged commitments… Two years on from adoption, a UN Global Compact study has found that more than one-third of the 9,000 participating businesses still haven’t set any measurable targets.”

Sheldon Adelson group changes how it’s selling Israel on campus – The Maccabee Task Force is quietly making inroads among college progressives who have been a focus for anti-Israel activity – by Ron Kampeas – – ” ‘We are very grateful for the really impactful activities to change the conversation about Israel,’ said Sarita Bronstein, the Hillel director at San Jose State University. In 2015, the campus became among the first to pass a student resolution favoring BDS… San Jose was one of 20 campuses where the Maccabee Task Force sent a team of strategists and funders last year. That’s doubled to 40 this year, an official of the group said… Beneficiaries say that what sets the group apart is that it provides cash and tactical advice — but leaves the vision up to the students.”

Bloomberg panics: “Putin has succeeded in making Russia a factor in the Middle East” – Diplomat says: Russia a ‘nimble boxer’ vs musclebound U.S. – by Alex Christoforou – – ” ‘Putin has succeeded in making Russia a factor in the Middle East. That’s why you see a constant stream of Middle Eastern visitors going to Moscow.’.. Success brings its own problems. As conflicting demands pile up, it’s not easy to send all those visitors home satisfied. ‘The more you try to adopt a position of dealing with all sides, the more you find that it’s hard to play that game,’’ Ross said.” – Comment: Ross doesn’t seem to note that Putin recently totally refused requests from Netanyahu for concessions…

What Did Washington Achieve in its Six Year War on Syria? – Well for one thing: “the military industrial complex could not have dreamed of a better scheme to rob the American people while enriching themselves!” – by Ron Paul – “The US is not about to leave on its own. With ISIS all but defeated in Syria, many in Washington are calling for the US military to continue its illegal occupation of parts of the country to protect against Iranian influence!.. Of course before the US military actions in Iraq and Syria there was far less Iranian influence in the region! So US foreign interventionism is producing new problems that can only be solved by more US interventionism?”

How I Got Fired (for Criticizing US Jewish Elites) – by Philip Giraldi – – “This group of Israel advocates is as responsible as any other body in the United States for the deaths of thousands of Americans and literally millions of mostly Muslim foreigners in unnecessary wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. It has also turned the U.S. into an active accomplice in the brutal suppression of the Palestinians… That they have never expressed any remorse or regret and the fact that the deaths and suffering don’t seem to matter to them are clear indictments of the sheer inhumanity of the positions they embrace… The friends of Israel rule by coercion, intimidation and through fear. If we suffer through a catastrophic war with Iran fought to placate Benjamin Netanyahu many people might begin to ask “Why?”.. But identifying the real cause would involve criticism of what some American Jews have been doing, which is not only fraught with consequences, but is something that also will possibly become illegal thanks to Congressional attempts to criminalize such activity. We Americans will stand by mutely as we begin to wonder what has happened to our country.”

Super Important, DO NOT MISS THIS VIDEO!!!

Eerie Predictions in Vegas… Cui Bono? by TruthStream Media (16 min)

Las Vegas 10/1/17 & The Manipulation of History – (21 min)

Was A Warning Posted To Internet Ahead Of Vegas Shooting? “Don’t Go Anywhere There Are Large Groups Of People… It’s Called A High Incident Project” – by Mac Slavo – – “However, the user specifically mentions Las Vegas, large crowds being a target, and of course, the “solutions” that will following, including new security measures in and around Las Vegas, including metal detectors at casinos… Which brings us to the following headlines, which have been hitting the mainstream media Wednesday morning:US staging ‘fatal provocations’ against Russian forces in Syria – Lavrov – “In some cases, these forces mount allegedly accidental strikes against the Syrian Armed Forces, after which Islamic State [banned in Russia] counterattacks. In other cases, they inspire other terrorists to attack strategic locations over which official Damascus has restored its legitimate authority, or to stage fatal provocations against our military personnel,” Lavrov said.

The creator of ‘The Wire’ says the US needs a basic income due to the ‘death of work’ from automation – by Chris Weller –

Crowds On Demand Recruited Crisis Actors for Las Vegas Event – by Ian Greenhalgh – – “Crowds on Demand had also placed the same advert on, and as of today, it is still online: – Note the wording – “attending a show/concert”: ● Crowd Member (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 21+ ● your role might involve anything from attending a show/concert to participating in a corporate PR stunt; the number one attribute needed is enthusiasm/energy.”

Las Vegas – Problem, Reaction and Now the Solution – by Isaac Davis – – “A renewed push for gun control is to be expected after an event like this, but in the case of Las Vegas, there appears to be another major agenda already in play. This time the emphasis is on increasing security in public places, including the introduction of metal detectors and body scanners in places where the American public would not previously have tolerated… The very day after the shootings, Bloomberg news reported that metal detection was already being used at other hotels in Las Vegas.”

The Epic Saga of a Smart Meter Opt-Out – by Truthstream Media (47 min)

‘Sanctuary State’ Law Signed By Gov. Brown – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial law that limits local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities –

SIS Mobile Groups Use U.S. At-Tanf Base For Raids Against Syrian Army – Russian Ministry Of Defense – “U.S. forces use refugees living in the Rukban camp in southeast Syria as a human shield, the Russian Defense Ministry has said: ‘Rukban refugees are de facto hostages, effectively a ‘human shield’ for the US base. Think about it, other than by Americans such ‘protection’ barriers are used in Syria only by those who they came here to fight, the terrorists,’ Major General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement on Friday.”

Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID – by Ben Algaze – – “Given that the Aadhaar system stores physical identification data, as well as a host of demographic information, a major concern is that if it’s compromised, it’s really a single point of failure with disastrous consequences for the myriad services that depend on it. While Aadhaar employs state-of-the-art encryption, usually the compromise to such a system comes from a weaker link–an improperly designed or unaudited mobile or web app, or a phishing scam that steals a credential from someone with wide access to the system.”

From the Problem-Reaction-Solution Desk: US hotels mull bolstering security after Las Vegas shooting
– They can look to hotels like Israel’s King David that reportedly uses infrared cameras, bomb-searching robots in sewers and aircon that can thwart a poison gas attack – by Kelvin Chan and David Koenig –

Saudi FM offers thinly veiled criticism of US during press conference with Sergey Lavrov – The context of Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir’s criticism of American style foreign meddling is a clear sign that even a country like Saudi Arabia seeks to diversify its geo-economic and hence, geo-political portfolio -by Adam Garrie –

REVEALED: FBI Aided, Abetted ‘ISIS’ Terrorist Attack at ‘Mohammed Cartoon Event’ in Garland, Texas – from the Daily Shooter – – “According to a new legal case filed against the FBI, court filings have revealed how the agency allowed an alleged ‘home grown’ ISIS attack to take place in Garland, Texas on May 4, 2015. International criminal lawyer Jennifer Breedon shows the FBI was complicit in the attack, and even enticed the two terrorists to carry out the attack, and where agents had ‘pretended to be ISIS’ in order to keep their entrapment operation going… On the surface this is a clear case of entrapment by the FBI, but upon deeper examination it’s now clear that the FBI seems to have aided and abetted a terrorist attack on US soil.” (emphasis added)

Head of Syrian Al-Qaeda Slips Into Coma After Russian Aircraft Strike — Defense Ministry – Days ago Russians said they had gravely wounded al-Julani and that his arm had been amputated – – ” ‘Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces has destroyed the largest underground arsenal of Jabhat al-Nusra (Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, a terror organization outlawed in Russia) near the community of Abu al-Duhur where terrorists stored more than 1,000 tonnes of ammunition for tube and missile artillery,’ Konashenkov said.”

Under-Siege Maduro Asks Russia, China to Help Him Strike Back Against the Dollar – He’ll sell his oil for remnibi and rubles but wants entire OPEC to follow – – “Maduro also insisted that Venezuela is dealing with its debt to Russia, currently in the billions, and that Rosneft’s deal with Venezuelan state oil producer PDVSA is “subject to negotiation.” “We fulfill all the obligations to Russia. If we get more favorable terms for restructuring the debt, this will be the result of a deal between the two governments,” said Maduro. It was unclear how Putin felt toward said proposal.”

Has The Israel Lobby Destroyed Americans’ First Amendment Rights? – by Paul Craig Roberts – – “Americans should think about the fact that Israel is the only country on earth that it is impermissible to criticize. Anyone who criticizes Israeli policy, especially toward the Palestinians, or remarks on Israel’s influence, is branded an “anti-semite.” Even mild critics who are trying to steer Israel away from making mistakes, such as former President Jimmy Carter, are branded “anti-semites.”.. The Israel Lobby’s purpose in labeling a critic an “anti-semite” is to discredit the criticism as an expression of dislike or hatred of Jews. In other words, the criticism is presented as merely an expression of the person’s aversion to Jewishness. A persistent critic is likely to be charged with trying to incite a new holocaust.”

Syria – Russia Issues Third Warning Against U.S. Cooperation With Terrorists – “There have now been three significant incidents against the Russian-Syrian alliance in which, according to Russia, U.S. malignancy played a role. Each time Russian officials warned of consequences. To some extend the U.S. hostility is incited by Israeli nagging. But the record shows that CentCom, the U.S. military command in the Middle East, is overtly aggressive and not always following Washington’s line. It is high time for the White House to get the situation under control.”

The Mystery of the Russia-gate Puppies – by Robert Parry – – “Yes, I know that some Democrats are still hoping against hope that they can ride Russia-gate all the way to Trump’s impeachment and get him ridden out of Washington D.C. on a rail, but the political risk to Democrats is that they will harden the animosity that many in the white working class already feel toward the party… That could do more to strengthen Trump’s appeal to these voters than to weaken him, while hollowing out Democratic support among millions of peace voters who may simply declare a plague on both parties.”

Britain Moves To Criminalize Reading Extremist Material On The Internet – by Jonathan Turley – – “What is particularly striking is that this new law seeks to create a new normal in a society already desensitized to government controls and speech crimes. There is no pretense left in this campaign — just a smiling face rallying people to the cause of thought control.”

Iran’s Jews on life inside Israel’s ‘enemy state’: ‘We feel secure and happy’ – by Kim Sengupta –

WARNING: There Is Going to be an Attempted Communist Revolution on Nov. 4 – by Daisy Luther – – “Oh, wait – I forgot to tell you – they have a draft of a constitution with which they want to replace the governing document of America. It’s called, ‘The Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America.’.. The New Socialist Republic in North America is, like all states, a form of dictatorshipthe dictatorship of the proletariat–which means that, in its essential character and its basic principles, structures, institutions and political processes, it must give expression to and serve the fundamental interests of the proletariat, a class whose exploitation is the engine of the accumulation of capitalist wealth and the functioning of capitalist society and whose emancipation from its exploited condition can only be brought about through the communist revolution, with its goal of abolishing all relations of exploitation and oppression and achieving the emancipation of humanity as a whole….one of the principal aims is to eliminate the ownership of private capital and the resultant relations of exploitation in the form of wage labor; and while, for a fairly long period of time, it will be necessary for people employed in enterprises and other units of the socialist economy to receive remuneration–and to meet their various personal needs, to a significant degree–through the medium of money, it will be possible, and will be the orientation, to eliminate, in a much shorter period of time, conditions and situations in which individuals are forced to work for other individuals who own private capital. Accordingly, the private ownership of means of production and other capital, and the hiring of wage labor by owners of private capital, shall be prohibited. (source) (emphasis added by author of article) – Note: Also, BTW, Media independent of the (communist) government will require a license to operate. Sounds good…

9/11 Gave Us the Police State With the “Patriot” Act, After Vegas Get Ready for “USA Liberty” Act – by Rachel Blevins –

Google Clips (Their slick new $250 camera) Automatically Identifies Everyone Including Your Pets – by MassPrivateI – – “Google Clips tells users to download their pictures to Google Photos, which gives Google permission to modify your pictures, make compilation videos of them and much more… Once a user has downloaded their pictures to Google Photos, they can kiss their privacy goodbye as their Terms of Service states: ‘When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works…’ (Source)

From the Honest-Injun Desk: ‘We’re not heroes, we’re just soldiers’: British troops who were partying in Las Vegas tell how they raced from Hooters Hotel to help gun massacre victims – by Paddy Dinham & Larisa Brown – – “● Six troopers from the Queen’s Dragoon Guards were in Las Vegas on Sunday ● Ross Woodward tried to save a man shot in the back and held his hand as he died ● He also prepared makeshift tourniquets and helped a woman in a wheelchair ● Stuart Finlay saved the life of a woman who had also been hit on her lower back ● Chris May identified himself to policemen and was tasked with helping the FBI ● Dean Priestley, James Astbury and Zak Davidson also helped the wounded”

Mandalay Bay CEO Gave Money To Terror Groups, Sold Millions In Shares – Weeks Before Attack! – – “The CEO of Mandalay Bay, James Murren, has donated millions to organizations tied to Islamic terrorism, and it has now been revealed that he sold off most of his company shares in the weeks leading up to the Las Vegas shooting.”

For the Week of 9/25/17:

The US proxy war against Russia in Syria is not being fought so much as it is being lost – How will the US respond to its inevitable loss in Syria? – by Adam Garrie – – “Nor is it a coincidence that it is becoming increasingly apparent that mutual enemies of both Syria and Russia were responsible for leaking information to ISIS which resulted in the targeted killing of the martyred Russian officer Valery Asapov… While Russia has never deliberately targeted US proxies apart from jihadist groups, now it seems that all US proxies, including jihadist groups are systematically targeting Syrian and Russian troops. This is all the more apparent when one understands that Raqqa has been partly abandoned by the US and SDF in order to move troops and supplies to Deir ez-Zor.”

Because Police Broke the Law, a 77yo Man Will Likely Die in Prison for Growing Cannabis – by Jay Syrmopoulos – – “The problem with this initial contact by the detectives is that White had a closed gate on his driveway — with a posted “No Trespassing” sign… Of course, the detectives claim that the gate was open and they never saw the sign – although two neighbors testified in court, saying they had lived next to White for years, and he NEVER left the gate open… One of the neighbors even testified that he saw officers approach the gate that day, get out of their car, undo the chain and open the gate.”

Zealandia drilling reveals secrets of sunken lost continent – South Pacific landmass may have been closer to land level than once thought, providing pathways for animals and plants – by Naaman Zhou – Wonder how this may relate to the Expanding Earth theory?

3 Ways the UN Can Keep Cities at the Center of Sustainability Goals – by Peter Calthorpe – – “In the end, UN-Habitat must engage a broad range of groups and garner global attention and support to be successful. While cities are the nexus of many of our most dramatic challenges, they also represent the opportunity to resolve them with cross cutting policies, programs and urban design. In cities, individual actions can have multiple positive outcomes. The UN is the natural institution to lead the effort to create urban environments that are economically robust, environmentally sustainable, and socially just. A reinvigorated UN-Habitat is the means.”

‘All Sections of Syrian Society Should be Treated Equally Under the Syrian Flag’ – by Andrew Korybko and 21Wire – – “Syria must remain for all Syrians, not just for one minority. Voices who oppose this should be discouraged. The Syrian Constitution should continue to resist all ethnocentric religious-based parties. If there is a change to the Syrian constitution, it should be the removal of the word Arab from Syrian Arab Republic. In spite of the fact that the vast majority Syrians speak the Arabic language, the majority of Syrians are historically not ethnically Arab. All sections of Syrian society should be treated equally under the Syrian flag.”

Non-Lethal? Police Tasers Have Killed Over 1,000—Many With Mental Health Problems – by Rachel Blevins – – “In one example, police in Ontario, California, were called to address a disturbance at a home involving an unarmed man with mental health issues. Three officers arrived, and instead of taking the 57-year-old man to the hospital, as his wife requested, a veteran officer hit the man with a taser twice—once directly to the chest—and the man died as a result. Reuters noted that this is not an isolated incident… Ken Wallentine, former chief of law enforcement for the Utah Attorney General, told Reuters that ‘cops have been turned into mental health workers on the street,’ and he fears that ‘some police training and some police practices have allowed the crowding out of persuasion and the Taser has become the default tool.’ ”

From the It-Just-Gets-Deeper-And-Stickier Desk: Top Commander Of US-backed Forces (SDF) Argues They Were Attacked By ISIS From ‘Regime-held Areas’

Very Dangerous Escalation In Syria – by The Saker – – “The bottom line is that if the Americans think that the Russians and their allies don’t have options they are deeply mistaken. They also should seriously consider the consequence of having US SOF operating in forward positions. The Syrians are closing the distance fast and this might not be the best time to hunt Russian military personnel.”

A Crash Course on the True Causes of “Anti-Semitism” – by The Saker – – “A couple of crucial caveats here: there are many Jews out there (most, I would say) who are totally unaware of all this. Even “Conservative” and “Reform” synagogues don’t preach that too overtly (though sometimes even they do). This kind of religious racism is mostly taught in Orthodox Yeshivas and, of course, in various Haredi institutions in Israel. For these ignorant Jews any such explanations of the causes of antisemitism in world history are not only offensive (blaming the victim) but also completely unfair (“my family never said any such things!”).”

Conspiracy Of The Mysterious Metal Towers Of New York (2 min)

Russia’s Stand-Off Capability: The 800 Pound Gorilla in Syria – by Andrei Martyanov – – “The Russian military contingent in Syria is not just some military base—it is the force tightly integrated with Russian Armed Forces that have enough reach and capability to make anyone face some extremely unpleasant choices, including the fact that it is Russia, not the US, who controls escalation to a threshold and that can explain a non-stop anti-Russian hysteria in US media since the outcome of the war in Syria became clear. Let us only hope that all described above remains merely speculation and has no basis in real life—if those scenarios do not become reality, it is all for the better.”

If Washington Wants Syria’s Oil, It’s Going to Have to Fight for It – US-backed SDF is trying to seize vital resources that are crucial to the Syria’s survival – by Mike Whitney – – “For three years ISIS had besieged Syrian troops in Deir Ezzor city and its airport. It had not once managed to successfully attack the Syrian headquarter or to kill high ranking officers. Now, as U.S. proxy forces “advised” by U.S. special forces, have taken position north of Deir Ezzor, “ISIS” suddenly has the intelligence data and precision mortar capabilities to kill a bunch of visiting Russian officers?.. That is not plausible. No one in Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran or Moscow will believe that…” (“Syria – U.S. CentCom Declares War On Russia”, Moon of Alabama)”

Canada Investigates “Climate Change Deniers”

Russia Releases Photos Showing U.S. Special Forces, SDF, Working In ISIS Territory With No Fear Of Attack – by Brandon Turbeville –

Spain to deploy police to prevent Catalan independence vote – Government says local force will assume control of polling booths as additional officers are drafted in from Andalucía – by Sam Jones – – “However, despite the words and actions of the Spanish government, not to mention the deployment of thousands of extra police officers to Catalonia, the regional government is adamant that the referendum cannot be stopped… Catalonia’s regional president, Carles Puigdemont, has accused the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, of acting ‘beyond the limits of a respectable democracy’ in his efforts to prevent the referendum.”

U.S. President Donald Trump Quietly Signs Law To Allow Warrantless Searches In Parts Of VA, DC and MD – by Aaron Kesel – – “Only five Congressman voted against the bill according to U.S. Rep Justin Amash (R-Mich.) while three hundred ninety-nine gave their approval, and 29 didn’t bother to vote at all. Apparently, our elected officials can’t be bothered to stand up for the rights of we the people or the Constitution they swore to protect. After all, the Fourth Amendment doesn’t exist, which protects Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures or anything. As Amash pointed out, the government will now be able to kick in the doors of any private property surrounding the border of the DC Metro Rail System without needing a warrant based on any probable cause.”

Geoengineering Satanic Signs In The Sky (5 min)

Damascus urges UN to stop US-led coalition ‘war crimes’ & to expel alliance from Syria – “In identical foreign ministry letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council, Damascus highlighted two recent examples of the “illegal” and destructive power of US-led air raids… Syria has reiterated its call for the US-led coalition to be dissolved. The letters also renewed Damascus’ demand for the UN Security Council to take immediate action to stop the “barbarous crimes” and “gross violations” of international law… Damascus also urged members of the coalition – at least those who genuinely respect human rights and international law – to leave the American-led alliance.”

Foiling US Plans to Steal Syria’s Oil – An effective declaration of war on Russia in Syria by the US over the last two weeks has gone unnoticed in Western media. – How long can they keep this deception going? – by David Macilwain – – “For Russia and Syria the gloves are clearly now off, both in Deir al Zour and in the “de-confliction zone” around Idlib, following the joint US-Al Qaeda operations in both areas. The scale and success of their attacks on some of the most notorious centres of White Helmets-Al Nusra operations such as Khan Shaikoun and Urm al Kubra has evidently disabled the insurgents’ media operations, forcing Al Jazeera to use footage from a week earlier.”

From the Technocracy-Marches-On Desk: California Seeks Ban On Fossil Fuel Cars, Laying The Groundwork To Ban Human Driven Cars – by Aaron Kesel – – “Meanwhile, in the U.S. and Canada advocates for autonomous vehicles are preparing the final puzzle piece to replace humans the infrastructure and have proposed a shift toward ‘driver-free zones,’ starting by banning human drivers from car-pool lanes on a 150-mile stretch of Interstate 5 between Seattle and Vancouver.”

Ukraine suspects Russian drones dropping thermite grenades sparked massive ammunition dump blasts that drove 30,000 people out of their homes – ●Ukrainian army weapons depot containing 188,000 tons of ammunition caught fire Tuesday evening ●The warehouse near Vinnytsia mainly stored ammunition for multiple rocket launcher systems ●Ukrainian authorites ar pointin gth efinger at Russia after other depots were attacked by drones ●Video and images hows an enormous fireball and rockets flying over the area overnight – by Will Stewart and Sara Malm –

Conflict censorship? YouTube deletes footage of coalition airstrikes

Control 101: Creating Consensus Reality – by Patrick Henningsen – – “In today’s formative education, school textbooks and assigned reading material are powerful tools used to shape students’ views. Often what is imprinted in one’s memory is not particular details and facts but rather an atmosphere, an impression, or a tone. It can be argued this impression may be more influential in forming a pupil’s contextual world or nationalist view… Professor of Education Dr. Michael H. Romanowski, explains: ‘The authority of textbooks coupled with the ‘objectivity’ of the technical knowledge that they communicate encourages students to accept unquestionably the impressions and worldview created by the language of textbooks.’ ”

Don’t look now, but Arctic sea ice mass has grown almost 40% since 2012 – by Tracey Watson – – “In fact, Greenland experienced a 10 times higher level of surface ice than it did five years ago. And confirming that this is not a fluke occurrence taking place in only one year, Greenland’s most well-known glacier – the Petermann Glacier – has been growing slowly and steadily for the past five years.”

First Opinion Poll held in War-torn Syria showed general feeling – “An interesting fact is that more than 70 percent of the voters support the policy of the head of state, do not believe in the inhumanity of Syrian President Bashar Assad and called the U.S. the main conspirator.”

US & Israel back to plot to carve-up region after ‘failure of ISIS project’ – Hezbollah leader – – ‘We say to our beloved Kurds that the issue is not about deciding your fate, but about dividing the region according to sectarian and ethnic belonging,’ the Hezbollah leader noted, according to Almanar news… ‘After the failure of the ISIS project, it’s now back to the project of dividing up the region, first from the area of Kurdish Iraq,’ he added, according to the Jerusalem Post… The leader of the militant organization, designated as a terrorist group by Israel and the US, believes the threat of partitioning the region increases with the looming defeat of the Islamic State.

Tony Blair blasts Pink Floyd star Roger Waters who compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany – ● Tony Blair says rock star Roger Waters said ‘ideological poison’ about Israel ● The Pink Floyd singer compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany ● Mr Blair has frequently defended Israel’s human rights record over Palestine ● Labour’s annual party conference was dominated by alleged (emphasis added) anti-Semitic beliefs – – ” ‘I think the criticism [of Israel by Waters] is so ludicrous that it indicates a basic hostility to the notion of a homeland for the Jewish people… you’ve got to overcome the legacy of that ideological poison which has dripped into the system over many decades,’ he said.”

For the Week of 9/18/17:

Blueprint for water ‘control’? Pol says EPA made secret maps for new regulatory push – by Judson Berger – – “The EPA denied the maps were drawn to chart areas subject to the Clean Water Act. The agency said they were only drawn to identify the “extent and location” of waterways and other details.”

Hurricane Harvey & the Weather Terrorists from Land, Sea and Air – (35 min)

From the Mother-May-I? Desk: USA Asks Russia For Meeting To Discuss ‘Future Of Deir Ezzor’ – Russian Media

2 Cargo Planes With Supplies And Equipment Arrive Deir Ezzor Airport – Syrian MoD

Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent – by Whitney Webb – – “Given the reports of Benjamin’s arrest, last year’s strange-seeming statement by Israel’s military intelligence chief, Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevy, makes more sense. Halevy had stated that Israel does not want to see Daesh defeated and also had expressed concern about the recent offensives against Daesh territory, lamenting the “most difficult” situation the group had found itself in at the time. He further added that Israel would do “all we can so as to not find ourselves in such a situation” where Daesh faces defeat… In light of Benjamin’s arrest, part of Halevy’s concern for Daesh may have been born out of the fear that a Daesh defeat could put the lives of Mossad agents, as well as years of their work within Daesh, at risk.”

Investigation: White Helmets Committing Acts Of Terror Across Syria – The supposedly Syrian NGO White Helmets were established in Turkey, not in Syria. They are largely trained in Turkey and Jordan, not inside Syria. They were established in March 2013 by a British ex-military officer with $300,000 in seed funding from Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. – by Vanessa Beeley –

Delingpole: Climate Alarmists Finally Admit ‘We Were Wrong About Global Warming’ – by James Delingpole – – “That’s why Benny Peiser, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation says, this is a “landmark” moment in the history of great climate change scare… ‘It’s the first official confirmation we’ve had that CO2 is not as big a driver of climate change as the computer models have claimed; and it’s the first official admission that the planet is not warming dangerously.’ ”

A New Provocation: US Establishes First Permanent Military Base Inside of Israel – by Patrick Henningsen – – The US base may also be used to launch air sorties to defend Israel’s recent illegal annexation of the part of the Golan Heights, land which it has managed to take under the cover of the Syrian conflict. Recently, Israel has managed to pry away this contested land from Syria with the help of Al Nusra terrorists on the ground, after they previously chased out UNDOF Peacekeepers which had been positioned there since 1976.

Scientists And Physicians Send Appeal About 5G Rollout And Health Dangers To The European Union – by Catherine Frompovich – – The reason for the appeal is “RF/EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment,” but 5G has not been investigated fully for potential health hazards and environmental impact by INDEPENDENT scientists, rather than industry scientists who apparently would rubber stamp 5G similarly as the other generations of telecommunications updates have been.”

Nearly 1,000 US Troops in Syria Are Currently Under Attack by Russians – by Darius Shahtahmasebi – – “The U.S. does not have a legal basis to operate within Syria; even former Secretary of State John Kerry has admitted as much… Never letting the nuisance that is the law get in the way of the American military, it seems as though the U.S. may continue pursuing this strategy, which will ultimately bring the American air force and the Russian air force together to bomb the same territory with complete polar opposite intentions while supporting rival forces on the ground… This is easily one of the biggest geopolitical events in recent times, taking place right under our very noses. Yet it is not even headline news on any of the corporate media outlets’ home pages right now (seriously, check for yourself).”

BREAKING: Israeli warplanes have struck the Syria-Lebanon border – This comes weeks after Hezbollah liberated Syria-Lebanon borderlands from ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists – by Adam Garrie –”

US Coalition Announces They’ll Defend ISIS by Attacking Syrian Army if They Go After Them – US-backed forces say they will not allow Assad regime to cross Euphrates River to take additional ISIS territory in Deir ez-Zor – by Matt Agorist – – “Bouthaina Shaaban, an aide to Assad, said they are ready to fight the SDF to free the rest of their country… ‘Whether it’s the Syrian Democratic Forces, or Daesh (Islamic State) or any illegitimate foreign force in the country … we will fight and work against them so our land is freed completely from any aggressor,’ she said in an interview with Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV… ‘I‘m not saying this will happen tomorrow … but this is the strategic intent,’ she said.”

HPV Vaccination: Sacrificial Virgins: Part I – Not for the greater good (13 min)

Google, Facebook and Twitter told to take down terror content within two hours or face fines – by Christopher Hop & Kate McCann – – “Theresa May, the Prime Minister, will on Wednesday urge internet firms to go ‘further and faster’ to stop the spread of terrorist material – including the development of new technology to stop it from ever appearing on the web in the first place.” (emphasis added)

EXPOSED: Hillary Clinton Moved 800K From Her Campaign To Help Fund ANTIFA – by Lucian Wintrich – – “In building investigations, Daily Caller first discovered that Hillary transferred a mass sum of money from her campaign over to Onward Together: Clinton transferred $800,000 from her failed 2016 presidential campaign to Onward Together shortly before announcing the group’s launch in May, documents the campaign filed with the FEC reveal.”

Can We Survive Technology? The Origin of SRM Geoengineering and the Modern Theory of Man-made Global Warming – by Peter Kirby – – “Ten years after the detonations of the world’s first atomic bombs and the subsequent Japanese surrender, and two years before his death, Fortune magazine published Johnny von Neuman’s “Can We Survive Technology?” It is undoubtedly the first significant mention of the SRM geoengineering thesis and arguably the first mention of the modern theory of man-made global warming… It is interesting to note that the first words written at the top of the first page read, “The New Goals – VI.” If one glances at this phrase, one might read ‘The New Gods’ as the eye will have a tendency to amalgamate the ‘a’ and the ‘l’ in the word ‘Goals,’ turning these two letters into a ‘d’ and therefore forming the word ‘Gods.’ Maybe this is a subliminal message meant to deify von Neumann. And make no mistake, at the time, the world was standing in awe.”

UN deadlock on Ukraine peacekeepers – Ukraine rejects Putin proposal for UN peacekeepers to protect OSCE observers on conflict contact line – by Alexander Mercouris –

From the If-You-Read-One-Article-This-Week Desk: Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, denounce the USA and issue a stark warning – by The Saker – – “This is unprecedented on many levels. First, the Russians clearly believe that this attempt to kill or capture a platoon of the Russian military police was planned by the United States. The fact that they are making this accusation officially shows the degree of irritation felt by the Russians about the duplicity of the Americans. Second, this is the first time, at least to my knowledge, that Russian Spetsnaz forces had to be sent in to rescue a surrounded Russian subunit. All Spetsnaz operators survived, but three of them were wounded in the operation (the Russians are not saying how badly). The close air support by very low flying SU-25 aircraft was obviously coordinated by Spetsnaz forward air controllers and probably saved the day. In other words, this was a close call and things could have ended much more badly (just imagine what the Takfiri crazies would have done, on video, to any captured Russian serviceman!).” (emphasis added)

Researchers Connect a Human Mind to the Internet for the First Time Ever – by Jake Anderson – – Researchers say the project could provide valuable information for future deep learning algorithms and could even assist Musk’s endeavors in creating true BMI. Many futurists believe that as the impact and everyday importance of the Internet grows, it is inevitable that humans will merge the physical world with online virtual environments, ushering in a generation of enhanced augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and a synthesis of the two that some call Mixed Reality.

Federal Reserve Will Continue Cutting Economic Life Support – by Brandon Smith – – “The process that the Federal Reserve has undertaken has been a long and arduous one cloaked in disinformation. It is a process of dismantlement. Through unprecedented stimulus measures, the central bank has conjured perhaps the largest stock and bond bubbles in history, not to mention a bubble to end all bubbles in the U.S. dollar.”

Judicial Reform Activist and Attorney Abducted by Police While Broadcasting – by Janet Phelan – – “The video reveals an obviously anxious Ostrowski stating he had just seen a Wilkes-Barre police officer climbing over his fence. He says, ‘I am staying on Facebook live here til someone pulls me off the air.’.. ‘Andy Ostrowski has done nothing wrong to anyone,’ he says on the video. ‘Andy Ostrowski has done nothing but hit enter on emails and things on Facebook.’ At that juncture, Ostrowski suddenly stated that two police officers had just entered his house, wearing gloves and carrying tasers In the background, one can hear the officers ordering him to stand up while he repeatedly asks for to see the warrant. One then hears the off-camera officer saying he has a warrant to take him into custody for a mental health evaluation. The camera then goes dark.”

Ex-CIA agent tweets article blaming Jews for US wars, then apologizes – Valerie Plame Wilson links to piece called ‘America’s Jews are driving America’s wars,’ then says she is of ‘Jewish decent,’ finally says she made a ‘doozy’ of a mistake –

The Article that Valerie Plame Wilson was attacked for Tweeting: America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars – by Philip Giraldi – – “I spoke recently at a conference on America’s war party where afterwards an elderly gentleman came up to me and asked, ‘Why doesn’t anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the room? Nobody has mentioned Israel in this conference and we all know it’s American Jews with all their money and power who are supporting every war in the Middle East for Netanyahu? Shouldn’t we start calling them out and not letting them get away with it?’ ”

Sergey Lavrov offers Russia’s point-for-point rebuttal of Donald Trump’s UN speech – by Adam Garrie – – “Turkish Sultan Erdogan’s security guards beat protesters during NYC speech (Video) – Erdogan referred to the American protesters as “terrorists” – by Alex Christoforou – “The violence began after Lucas Chapman, an American and former YPG volunteer fighter screamed: ‘Murderer! You’re a terrorist, get out of my country!’ in the middle of Erdogan’s speech… This isn’t the first time Erdogan’s thugs have beaten up American protesters on American soil.”

Ohio State University Tells Students In ‘Privilege Workshop’ Only Whites Are Racist – “Ohio State University’s “Privilege Workshop,” tells students that not only are white people the only ones who can be racist but that they also cannot be victims of racism. The workshop is apparently to educate white students about their privilege and how to not ‘act racist.’ ”

FL Residents Warned They’ll Be Ticketed for Hurricane-Damaged Homes – “But Perez stopped laughing when the official told him he would be writing up a report and would be back to check on the property. Perez told WSVN that the man said he’d ‘have to write me a fine’ if the fence wasn’t up to code by then… ‘At the time this officer was out here, we didn’t have power, we didn’t have food, we didn’t have ice. He is crazy, ridiculous,’ Perez said, adding that ‘it’s not like I can go to Home Depot’ because all the stores were closed.”

Long List Of Weather Control Patents Prove Technology Exists To Manipulate Storms – by Mac Slavo –

Israeli Forces Struck Damascus International Airport. Syrian Air Defense Downed Israeli Drone – Reports – “Early on Friday (Sept. 22), the Israeli Air Force struck a target in the Damascus International Airport, according to pro-opposition sources and the Israeli media.”

SDF Shelled Government Troops Crossing Euphrates. 9 Soldiers Killed – Unconfirmed

The US Has New Red Line in Syria — And It’s Ridiculous – by Darius Shahtahmasebi – – “The U.S. media has also downplayed the fact that Russia is backing one side of this conflict and the U.S. is backing another — even though this emerging conflict puts 900 U.S. personnel directly at risk. What happens if and when the Syrian army decides it wants to defend itself from the U.S.-backed forces? Will the Russian and American air forces collide – or will the situation be successfully de-escalated?”

LAVROV: Russia will not allow a partition of the Syrian Arab Republic – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has addressed journalists at the UN in a wide ranging press conference – by Adam Garrie –

US-backed Forces Push For Another Oil Field While ISIS Attacks Syrian Army Near Deir Ezzor – “Meanwhile, ISIS continued fierce attacks against government forces in Khsham village and Saqr Island east of Deir Ezzor city. The ISIS attacks don’t allow government troops to develop momentum on the oil-rich eastern bank of the river… Earlier this, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it has observed almost no fighting between ISIS and the SDF.”

The Killing of History ~John Pilger – “The sheer energy and moral persistence of these great movements largely succeeded; by 1987 Reagan had negotiated with Mikhail Gorbachev an Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) that effectively ended the Cold War. Where are the ghosts of the great anti-war demonstrations that took over Washington in the 1970s? Where is the equivalent of the Freeze Movement that filled the streets of Manhattan in the 1980s, demanding that President Reagan withdraw battlefield nuclear weapons from Europe?.. Today, according to secret NATO documents obtained by the German newspaper, Suddeutsche Zetung, this vital treaty is likely to be abandoned as “nuclear targeting planning is increased”. The German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned against ‘repeating the worst mistakes of the Cold War … All the good treaties on disarmament and arms control from Gorbachev and Reagan are in acute peril. Europe is threatened again with becoming a military training ground for nuclear weapons. We must raise our voice against this.’.. But not in America. The thousands who turned out for Senator Bernie Sanders’ “revolution” in last year’s presidential campaign are collectively mute on these dangers. That most of America’s violence across the world has been perpetrated not by Republicans, or mutants like Trump, but by liberal Democrats, remains a taboo.”

Florida Supreme Court Rules Police May Detain Passengers During Traffic Stops – by Aaron Kesel –

Syria – Russia Accusing U.S. Of Attacks, Abduction Attempts, Team-play With Al-Qaeda – by Moon of Alabama – Great comments below article

E.U. to Trump: ‘We’re Not Renegotiating Iran Nuclear Deal’ – Israel Not Happy – by Patrick Henningsen – – “The desire to obliterate Obama’s mark on history may be something else that Trump and Netanyahu share. The Israeli leader had an acrimonious relationship with Obama, who successfully fended off Netanyahu’s bid to derail the Iran deal in the US Congress two years ago.”

Spanish prosecutor seeks sedition charges for leaders of Catalan protests – by Hannah Strange – – “The Spanish National Court was asked to investigated alleged sedition during protests that broke out across the city during a sweeping round of raids targeting pro-independence leaders on Wednesday. The crime carries a charge of up to 15 years in prison.”

Homeless man Said Houston Homeless Shelter was caught killing Homeless people

The Kurdish Question: Why Federalization In Syria And The Creation Of A Kurdistan Is A Very Bad Idea – by Brandon Turbeville – – “This propaganda narrative has continued until today where it is now considered almost a heresy to suggest that the YPG is not a freedom fighting brigade that guarantees everyone’s rights. To suggest that there should not be a Kurdish state carved out of Syria is to subject oneself to the onslaught of accusations as being pro-Erdogan and/or racist. There is a reason behind the push to lionize the YPG, however, that the Western media is promoting and that the alternative media has become obviously blinded to.”

Harvard Study Proves Apple Slows Down old iPhones to Sell Millions of New Models This article originally appeared at:– where the link now gets a 404-Not Found error… hmmm

Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill And The Corexit Oil Dispersant Health Problems Confirmed – by Catherine J. Frompovich – – “But Judge Barbier ruled that if he were to permit the plaintiffs’ claims, “then, during the next substantial spill or ‘spill of national significance,’ the threat of liability might cause the manufacturer of dispersant X to refuse to provide its product, even though the FOSC determined that dispersant X should be used.”.. Ecolab, a water, hygiene and energy technology business that is the parent company of Nalco, expressed gratification with Tuesday’s decision.” – Comment: Easy to see who actually rules

Iran President Hassan Rouhani Speech to UN General Assembly, 9/20/17 (24 min)

Why is the wisdom expressed here by Rouhani belittled and attacked by the U.S./Nato/Zionist Empire?

US special ops forces & hardware spotted at ISIS positions north of Deir ez-Zor – Russian MoD – “The newly released images ‘clearly show that US special ops are stationed at the outposts previously set up by ISIS militants.’.. ‘Despite that the US strongholds being located in the ISIS areas, no screening patrol has been organized at them,’ the Russian Ministry of Defense said… This could mean that the US military staff “feel absolutely safe” in the area which is held by the terrorists, the ministry of defense stated.”

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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