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Parkland Shooting Survivors Happened To Visit New Zealand BEFORE Mosque Shooting
A Teen Vogue article published last summer reported 28 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida traveled to New Zealand to spread their “message of gun-violence prevention.”
Per the article: https://archive.fo/8peaQ
MSD students are returning to school next week. They will do so joined by a new freshman class, but without the beloved classmates and staff who were killed on February 14, when a gunman opened fire within the Parkland, Florida, school.
They spent their summer balancing life as regular teenagers with their new mission: spreading the message of gun-violence prevention, promoting voter registration, and sustaining the movement of youth activism that catapulted their school into the national spotlight.
A group of 28 MSD students recently traveled to New Zealand, where they not only spread their ideas about gun law reform but also absorbed new strategies for pursuing activism more generally.After more than 14 hours of travel, the students were welcomed in Christchurch, New Zealand, on July 23.
Wearing burgundy #MSDStrong T-shirts, the students were met by U.S. and New Zealand officials, who helped escort the group to a youth summit organized in collaboration with Nancy Gilbert of the New Zealand Honorary Consul for Florida, Education New Zealand, and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade.https://archive.fo/vXPK4https://cloverchronicle.com/2019/03/15/parkland-students-traveled-to-christchurch-new-zealand-months-before-mosque-shooting/
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Massive HAARP Weather Warfare Against America Underway By Treasonous Despots
A few days ago, there was a bizarre weather anomaly, which the media is calling a 'Bomb Blizzard'…https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bomb-cyclone-colorado-blizzard-winter-storm-ulmer-denver-colorado-springs-colorado-state-patrol-corporal-daniel-groves-killed-2019-03-14/
before I tell you the strange circumstances revolving the weather anomaly, let me Begin by telling you that right now Nebraska and middle America are completely flooded, with lots and lots of people missing. What's really strange is that Nebraska is wide open and flat, but somehow there is flooding that reaches over the tops of buildings…https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/16/nebraska-flooding-worst-50-years-following-bomb-cyclone-storm/3184806002/
Our demonic treasonous government is using the Trillions they got from the recent budget KILLING more Americans off via chemtrails & HAARP weather warfare!!! Hey, they can't grab the guns, right? Why not flush away everything and kill some of us off then!? DESPOTS!!
This particular weather system was unlike any seen before. I saw a map of the jet stream and wind currents across the entire United States, and from all four corners, the winds were being pulled into the center of the country, and that's where a giant whirlpool vortex was located.
There were absolutely no normal jet stream wind currents, and all of the wind was being pulled directly into the center of America.
Imagine a gigantic whirlpool made out of air.
Nebraska is wide open and flat… But it's deep underwater right now.HAARP
This just in! Home Of Strategic Command And Some Of The USAF's Most Prized Aircraft Is Flooding
It looks like at least five planes were left at the base—four RC-135s and an E-4B. Even the fuel storage facilities and satcom array areas are under water.https://archive.ph/OYFLk
Anyway, I will repeat in these storms are supposed to generate out of Trinidad Colorado, not New Mexico and then form over Kansas. I have been watching this for weeks as the readers know, and I can tell you that the Arctic jet is returning next week..........but the temperatures are going to be in the 40's now and not 20 below. I told you that the sun is killing HAARP and this last genocide storm is all the smoke that the Weather Mods can generate. Going to flood like Noah, but who cares about that shit when you got leg alerts in South Dakota.
The bombogenesis will detonate over Central Plains and bring almost every weather hazard possible at once. Severe thunderstorms are expected to hit south Texas to eastern Nebraska on Wednesday, which includes the potential for tornadoes.https://archive.ph/OyxgJ
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Deliberate Destabilization: After Mosque Shooting NZ Despots Censoring Internet, Banning Guns
Less than a day after a terrorist attack at two mosques that left 49 people dead and several fighting for their lives, New Zealand Prime Despot Jacinda Ardern said she will change gun laws of the country, with the prime minister noting that the New Zealand government is now looking at banning semi-automatic weapons (regardless the shooter somehow got a hold of and used a full auto).
“While the nation grapples with a form of grief and anger that we have not experienced before, we are seeking answers,” Ardern said during a Saturday morning news conference in Wellington, cited by Bloomberg. “I can tell you one thing right now, our guns laws will change."
"While work is being done as to the chain of events that lead to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change." Ardern said adding thathttps://archive.fo/1ctDHhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-15/new-zealand-change-gun-laws-after-mosque-shooting
New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for "knowingly" possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video - and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.
Copies of Tarrant's livestream, along with his lengthy manifesto, began to rapidly circulate on various file hosting sites following the attack, which as we noted Friday - were quickly scrubbed from mainstream platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Scribd. YouTube has gone so far as to intentionally disable search filters so that people cannot find Christchurch shooting materials - including footage of suspected multiple shooters as well as the arrest of Tarrant and other suspects.
On Saturday, journalist Nick Monroe reported that New Zealand police have warned citizens that they face imprisonment for distributing the video, while popular New Zealand Facebook group Wellington Live notes that "NZ police would like to remind the public that it is an offence to share an objectional publication which includes the horrific video from yesterday's attack. If you see this video, report it immediately. Do not download it. Do not share it. If you are found to have a copy of the video or to have shared it, you face fines & potential imprisonment."
Along with the censorship of online materials and investigation of content sharing platforms such as BitChute and 8chan - where the shooter posted a link to the livestream of his attack, social discussion service Dissenter has been blocked in New Zealand. Created by the people behind Twitter competitor Gab.ai - Dissenter is a browser extension which pops up a third-party comments section for any website where people can discuss content outside of the control of the website owner.
Getting reports that New Zealand ISPs have banned https://t.co/3NwGyCZbgI
until it is “censorship compliant,” despite the fact that Dissenter was in no way involved with this week’s tragic events in NZ. pic.twitter.com/IbL3s0gp1D
— Dissenter.com is by Gab (@getongab) March 16, 2019
Update: Shortly after this article published, we were informed that ZeroHedge is unable to be reached by Votafone customers.
Well I just turned on the VPN and Zerohedge is now available. So there we have it - censorship is in full swing here in New Zealand! pic.twitter.com/o2VPDsZNLb
— VOOM (@kylenz99) March 17, 2019https://archive.fo/OLJ1dhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/nz-threatens-10-years-prison-possessing-mosque-shooting-video-web-hosts-warned
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New Zealand Shooting Proves Without Doubt Gun Control Laws DO NOT Work
Getting your hands on a firearm in New Zealand is no easy task. Everyone knows this and yet here we are again having the same old knee-jerk discussion about more gun control, following a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch early Friday.
At this writing, the death toll stands at 50, and approximately two dozen people remain hospitalized. Like all acts of terror, ‘tis a sad tale, indeed.
At such times it is a politician’s wont to rush to judgment, to try and 'fix' things and come out of it all looking 'heroic'. Customarily these efforts result in making the situation worse.But here’s the rub: New Zealand already has quite a strict gun control policy as it is.
Owning a firearm in the land of the Kiwi is not a right but rather a privilege bestowed upon those who are willing to run the gauntlet of gun laws. And they are many. Everyone must be licensed and background checked. They must all take a safety class – it is a long and arduous process to legally own a firearm. If you can think up a gun control law, New Zealand likely already has it on the books.
Guess what all these firearm restrictions did to stop Friday’s tragedy? How about nothing. If you look at the facts of the case (and they are difficult to ascertain amid all the vitriol), one could even make the case that New Zealand’s totalitarian gun laws made the situation worse. How so? If you dig into what really happened, you will notice that a heroic bystander wrestled the weapon from the shooter and managed to fire two rounds as the attacker attempted to flee the scene.
Ah yes – the old good guy with a gun scenario that gun control advocates love to ignore time and again.
Last year the worst car crash in 13 years occurred in New Zealand. The next morning the airwaves in South Taranaki were not filled with people calling for a ban on vehicles. Why? Because a vehicle isn’t a weapon unless someone uses it in that manner. Such is the case with a firearm. But don’t tell the politicians that. They will have no reason to grandstand.
There is one bit of good news for those who believe in the right to bear arms – approximately 1.2 million people in New Zealand own a gun. That’s about one firearm for every four people. Let’s hope these gun-owners will not be led to the slaughter like their four-hoofed friends; let’s hope they resist all efforts of the do-gooder class to take away their firearms.https://archive.fo/l1Xsjhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/college-education-has-little-do-education
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Deliberate Destabilization: Virginia Teenager Brutally Stabbed, Burned To Death By MS-13 Gang
DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/endpol/1132
Five people, including two teens, have been arrested in the slaying of a Virginia teen who was stabbed 100 times before his body was dumped in a remote area of Stafford County, Virginia, and set on fire last weekend. This could happen to you next.
Prince George’s County police said the killing was carried out by members of a clique affiliated with the MS-13 gang.
Police said they believe 16-year-old Jacson Pineda-Chicas, of Falls Church, Virginia, was stabbed to death during a group attack inside the home of a suspected MS-13 gang leader in Landover Hills, Maryland.
The suspected gang leader is 29-year-old Jose Ordonez-Zometa, according to police. He was arrested in Prince George’s County.
The four other suspects were arrested in Virginia. They are: Jonathan Castillo-Rivera, 20, of Annandale, Virginia; 18-year-old Kevin Rodriguez-Flores; 16-year-old Christian Martinez-Ramirez, of Falls Church; and 25-year-old Jose Hernandez-Garcia.
All of the suspects have been charged with first-degree murder.
Investigators said the victim, Pineda-Chicas, was also a member of the gang who traveled with other members to their leader’s Landover Hills home on March 8 for a meeting.
“Our victim in this case was part of this gang,” said Maj. Brian Reilly, commander of the Prince George’s County Police Department’s criminal investigation division, during a news conference Friday.https://archive.fo/erDWFhttps://wtop.com/local/2019/03/5-charged-in-ms-13-related-slaying-of-va-teen-who-was-stabbed-100-times-burned/
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More Protests Erupt In France Over Governmental Corruption, Political Treachery
After weeks of more moderate protests, France's Yellow Vests are back in full swing following the end of President Macron's unsuccessful 'great debate' - during which thousands of town halls were conducted over a two-month period in the hopes of solving national issues through citizen debates.
Up to half-a-million people participated in 10,000 meetings across the country to discuss social issues ranging from taxes - which the French pay the most of any OECD country in the world, to democracy and climate change.
"We have been patient but now we want results," Yellow Vest Laurent Casanova told AFP.
And with no meaningful changes after nationwide cathartic venting, the Yellow Vests are back to angry demonstrations as the protests kick off their 18th week with an 'ultimatum' rally - marked by lootings, fires, and mayhem that organizers maintain are due to a radical minority.
Saturday's Yellow Vest protests have escalated in intensity as clashes with the police grew increasingly violent. Take a look:
Ready for a bit of the old ultraviolence? pic.twitter.com/pXmC81yoEQ
— Bellingdog (@Bellingdawg) March 16, 2019https://archive.fo/C9z4shttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/yellow-vests-turn-violent-again-macrons-great-debate-ends
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Erdogan no longer accepting Israel's bullshit
Actual headline: Erdogan calls Netanyahu 'thief' and 'tyrant' in fresh spat
"Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "thief" and a "tyrant" in the latest spat between the two leaders. The dispute comes after Erdogan's spokesman denounced Netanyahu as a racist for saying that Israel was the nation-state of the Jewish people only. Speaking at an election campaign rally on Wednesday, Erdogan addressed Netanyahu as "the thief who heads Israel" in reference to corruption allegations against him. Erdogan called the Israeli premier a "tyrant massacring Palestinian children" and also criticised Israel over its assault on the Al Aqsa Mosque complex, saying the Turkish nation will raise its voice for any attack against the mosque."
"Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel is "a nation state, not of all its citizens but only of the Jewish people." Netanyahu also struck back calling Erdogan a dictator. Erdogan said Turkey would maintain its struggle for occupied Jerusalem until the city is administrated in a way that is appropriate with its importance to the Islamic world. He warned Israel that Turkey would call it to account for its attacks on the Al Aqsa Mosque complex in front of the international community."Reactions to Netanyahu's remarks
"Meanwhile, Turkish Presidency Communications Director Fahrettin Altun also lashed out on Wednesday at remarks by Israel's prime minister targeting the Turkish leader. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results," Fahrettin Altun said on Twitter in response to Netanyahu's previous remarks on Erdogan. He was referring to a well-known quote from renowned scientist Albert Einstein, adding a video showing a spat between Erdogan and Israeli then-president Shimon Peres at a Davos Summit held in 2009. Also on Wednesday, Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Netanyahu attacked Erdogan for "exposing the Israeli leader's racist remarks towards Arabs and Muslims."
"The apartheid state he leads occupies Palestinian lands, kills women, children, and imprisons Palestinians in their own land," Kalin said. "Lies and pressure will not hide your crimes," he added. "Netanyahu is uncomfortable with the fact that Erdogan is a democratic leader who is elected by the public and he speaks of protecting oppressed people of Palestine," said Omer Celik, the spokesman for the Justice and Development (AK) Party, at a news conference. "I return the dictator statement to Mr Netanyahu, who is the most suitable politician in the world for this designation," Celik added. Celik condemned Netanyahu's affirmation of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people as "one of the most racist statements in the human history."Tensions in occupied Jerusalem
"Tensions have mounted in Jerusalem since February, when Israeli police briefly sealed the Al Aqsa compound's Al Rahma Gate, located adjacent to the eastern wall of the Old City, sparking Palestinian demonstrations. In the weeks since, Israeli authorities have banned scores of Palestinians – including religious officials – from entering the compound, which for Muslims represents the world’s third holiest site. Israel occupied East Jerusalem, where Al Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It annexed the entire city in 1980 in a move never recognised by the international community."https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/erdogan-calls-netanyahu-thief-and-tyrant-in-fresh-spat-24908http://archive.is/QWNTc
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Gambino Boss Gunned Down Outside Staten Island Home
The head of the Gambino crime family, Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali was gunned down on Wednesday night in front of his Staten Island home.
The 53-year-old Cali was shot six times in the chest and then run over by an assassin driving a blue pickup truck in the lavish Todt Hill neighborhood around 9:20 p.m., while his wife and young children were inside, according to the NY Post.
He was taken to Staten Island University Hospital where he died.
The gunman sped off in a blue pickup truck after the hit, which one source described as “disrespectful” because it took place near his family home in an outer borough.
Cali is the first mob boss to be slain in New York City since a fresh-faced John Gotti ordered the murder of then-Gambino boss Paul Castellano in 1985 at Sparks steakhouse in Midtown.
“Even Gotti had more respect,” one police source told The Post. “He did it out in Manhattan.” -NY Post
Neighbors were rattled by the shooting in an otherwise quiet neighborhood.
"I’ve seen the [mob] movies . . . but I’ve never seen any activity that we feel at all that there’s something strange about this area," said 39-year-old local Prashant Ranyal.https://archive.fo/MXamuhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-14/mob-hit-gambino-boss-gunned-down-outside-staten-island-home
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Digital Age Leading To Mental Disorders and Psychological Malfunctions Warns Shrink Industry
(((COME AND BUY SOME MEDS, GOYIM!)))
The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
“More U.S. adolescents and young adults in the late 2010s, versus the mid-2000s, experienced serious psychological distress, major depression or suicidal thoughts, and more attempted suicide,” said lead author Jean Twenge, PhD, author of the book "iGen" and professor of psychology at San Diego State University. “These trends are weak or non-existent among adults 26 years and over, suggesting a generational shift in mood disorders instead of an overall increase across all ages.”
Twenge and her co-authors analyzed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a nationally representative survey that has tracked drug and alcohol use, mental health and other health-related issues in individuals age 12 and over in the United States since 1971. They looked at survey responses from more than 200,000 adolescents age 12 to 17 from 2005 to 2017, and almost 400,000 adults age 18 and over from 2008 to 2017.
The rate of individuals reporting symptoms consistent with major depression in the last 12 months increased 52 percent in adolescents from 2005 to 2017 (from 8.7 percent to 13.2 percent) and 63 percent in young adults age 18 to 25 from 2009 to 2017 (from 8.1 percent to 13.2 percent). There was also a 71 percent increase in young adults experiencing serious psychological distress in the previous 30 days from 2008 to 2017 (from 7.7 percent to 13.1 percent). The rate of young adults with suicidal thoughts or other suicide-related outcomes increased 47 percent from 2008 to 2017 (from 7.0 percent to 10.3 percent).
There was no significant increase in the percentage of older adults experiencing depression or psychological distress during corresponding time periods. The researchers even saw a slight decline in psychological distress in individuals over 65.
The increase in digital media use may have had a bigger impact on teens and young adults because older adults' social lives are more stable and might have changed less than teens' social lives have in the last ten years, said Twenge. Older adults might also be less likely to use digital media in a way that interferes with sleep – for example, they might be better at not staying up late on their phones or using them in the middle of the night.
“These results suggest a need for more research to understand how digital communication versus face-to-face social interaction influences mood disorders and suicide-related outcomes and to develop specialized interventions for younger age groups,” she said.https://www.newswise.com/articles/mental-health-issues-increased-significantly-in-young-adults-over-last-decadehttps://web.archive.org/web/20190314183859/https://www.newswise.com/articles/mental-health-issues-increased-significantly-in-young-adults-over-last-decade
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Good! NXIVM Sex Cult Leader Charged With Child Sex Exploitation
The founder of NXIVM, a bizarre slave-master sex cult parading as a ‘self-help’ group, has been hit with new charges
In the new superseding indictment filed on Wednesday, prosecutors charged NXIVM leader Keith Raniere on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possessing child pornography.
The court filing also revealed that Raniere and Clare Bronfman had an intimate relationship. Bronfman whose family has close ties to the Rothschild’s, was outed as aiding Raniere to run his “self help” group and also protecting him and other members, via a defense fund.
Federal prosecutors announced the new charges as the cults co-founder Nancy Salzman broke down in tears as she plead guilty to racketeering charges in court.
It is now alleged that Raniere, better known as ‘Vanguard’ or ‘Master’ within the secretive group, coerced underage girls to participate in porn photoshoots for more than 10 years. He then kept files with sexually explicit images and stored them on a hard drive.
The memorandum issued by the district attorney’s office stated that other high-ranking members of NXIVM that were put on trial along with Raniere were well aware of their leader’s sexual relationships with minors. One of the underage victims was identified as “a fifteen-year-old girl” who was working for the group’s co-founder, Nancy Salzman.
The same day new charges against Raniere were filed, Salzman pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge. The teen became “Raniere’s first-line slave” in the clandestine sorority group within NXIVM known as DOS, which stands for ‘dominant over submissive’ in Latin.
Another victim was described only as “a child” whose sexual relationship with the ‘guru’ was “known” and “facilitated” by other members.
Raniere was arrested in his luxury hideout in Mexico in March last year and flown to the US, where he, along with other prominent members, including Hollywood actress Allison Mack and liquor heiress Clare Bronfman, were indicted on a number of charges. Apart from the new child porn allegation, Raniere has already been charged with forced labor conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, sex trafficking, attempted sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit identity theft.https://archive.fo/dDbwmhttps://newspunch.com/nxivm-sex-cult-leader-charged-with-child-sex-exploitation-possessing-child-porn/
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THIRD WORLD: American Industry Has Been Completely Gutted As Deficit Continues To Explode
BE PREPARED: https://archive.fo/IoKi1
The long-term trends that are gutting the U.S. economy continue to get even worse. As you will see below, our goods trade deficit with the rest of the world hit a brand new record high in 2018, and most Americans simply do not understand why this is such a massive problem. Every year, we buy far more from the rest of the world than they buy from us, and that means that the amount of money going out of the country far surpasses the amount that is coming in. This constant outflow of cash is one of the reasons why we are unable to pay our bills, and so we have to keep begging the rest of the world to lend us our money back. Needless to say, this is one of the big factors that has fueled our 22 trillion dollar national debt. In addition, when we run absolutely massive trade deficits we lose factories and workers to other countries. Since China joined the WTO in 2001, the United States has lost more than 60,000 factories. As factories keep closing down, community after community is being gutted all across America, and without a doubt this is truly a major national crisis.
Many had been hoping that we could start to turn things around, but instead last year was an absolute disaster.
According to the Commerce Department, our goods trade deficit with the rest of the world was 891.3 billion dollars in 2018. That was a 12.4 percent increase from the year before, and it represented a brand new all-time record high.
If we stay on this path, it is a recipe for national economic suicide. We will continue to be unable to pay our bills, we will continue to have to beg the rest of the world for increasing amounts of money, and our national debt will continue to explode.
And of course countless numbers of factories will continue to shut down and countless numbers of workers will continue to lose their jobs.
We can see this happening all around us, but most Americans are not mentally connecting the factory closings and the layoffs to our horrific trade deficit. On Wednesday, the very last vehicle rolled off the assembly line at the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio…
General Motors is ending production at its Lordstown, Ohio plant Wednesday — two days earlier than previously expected.
A GM (GM) spokesperson said that’s when the plant will churn out its last Chevy Cruze sedan. At that point, the factory will be unallocated, which means no vehicles will be assigned to that facility.
That factory is just the first of four U.S. factories that GM is shutting down this year.https://archive.fo/SmPHDhttps://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-trade-deficit-continues-to-explode-factories-continue-to-be-closed-and-u-s-jobs-continue-to-be-sent-overseas
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College Admissions Scam A Perfect Example Of How Deeply Corrupt America Has Become
Is there anything left in this country that has not been deeply tainted by corruption?
By now you have probably heard that dozens of people have been arrested for participating in a multi-million dollar college admissions scam. Enormous amounts of money were paid out in order to ensure that children from very wealthy families were able to get into top schools such as Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Texas and the University of Southern California. And as The Economic Collapse blog's Michael Snyder writes, we should certainly be disgusted by these revelations, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Such corruption happens every single day on every single level of society in America. At this point our nation is so far gone that it is shocking when you run into someone that actually still has some integrity.
The “mastermind” behind this college admissions scam was a con man named William Rick Singer. He had been successfully getting the kids of wealthy people into top colleges for years using “side doors”, and he probably thought that he would never get caught.
But he did.
There were four basic methods that Singer used to get children from wealthy families into elite schools. The first two methods involved bribes…
Bribing college entrance exam administrators to allow a third party to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams, in some cases by posing as actual students,’ is the first.
ribing university athletic coaches and administrators to designate applicants as purported athletic recruits – regardless of their athletic abilities, and in some cases, even though they did not play the sport,’ is the second.
Because many of these kids didn’t even play the sports they were being “recruited” for, in some cases Photoshop was used to paste their faces on to the bodies of real athletes…
In order to get non-athletic kids admitted to college as athletes, Singer often had to create fake profiles for them. Sometimes this involved fabricating resumes that listed them having played on elite club teams, but to finish the illusion Singer and his team would also use Photoshop to combine photos of the kids with actual athletes in the sport.
A number of college coaches became exceedingly wealthy from taking bribes to “recruit” kids that would never play once they got to school, but now a lot of those same coaches are probably going to prison.
Of course the main thing that the media is focusing on is the fact that some celebrities are among those being charged in this case, and that includes Lori Loughlin from “Full House”…
As bad as this scandal is, can we really say that it is much worse than what is going on around the rest of the country every single day?
Of course not.
We are a very sick nation, and we are getting sicker by the day.What we are is deeply corrupt, and America will not survive if we keep going down this path.https://archive.fo/1MTOPhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-13/college-admissions-scandal-perfect-example-how-deeply-corrupt-america-has-become
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Brain Tumors! 5G Tower Kills Four Children At San Joaquin County Elementary School
MASS MURDERING DESPOTS WANT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DEAD: >>>/endpol/1134
A fourth child has been diagnosed with cancer at a San Joaquin County elementary school, and parents believe it’s because of radiation caused by a cell phone tower.
The towers are spread throughout the community, but it’s this particular one that parents say needs to go.
“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” said Monica Ferrulli.
Her son Mason was the second child to be diagnosed with cancer in just three years at Weston Elementary. He was 10-years-old and walked by this cell phone tower daily.
“It’s indescribable, it’s really tough,” she said.
“It’s one of the hardest things that I’ve been through,” said Joe Prime.
The district has had several tests done saying the tower is safe and meets federal regulations. But some families weren’t convinced and hired an expert.
“I wouldn’t send my kids there at all, it absolutely is dangerous,” said Eric Windheim, an electromagnetic radiation specialist. “Children are still developing and their cells are still being divided. It’s the worst possible time in their life to be exposed.”
He says it’s not just a cell tower, it also transmits wireless frequencies.
“Instead of only going 300 yards like regular Wi-Fi, Y-Max can go 30 miles,” he said.
Parents want the mast removed, but the district won’t budge. Parents say the district gets a kickback of $2,000 a month to have the tower for a telephone company, but the district so far has not commented.
“It’s a real disappointment that it’s taking moms of sick children and dads of sick children to come out and say something needs to be done,” Prime said.https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/school-cell-tower-causing-cancer/https://web.archive.org/web/20190313201032/https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/school-cell-tower-causing-cancer/
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Same Bullshit As Before Going Down In Syria, US-Israel Spotted Training More ISIS Terrorists
The CIA is conspiring with ISIS commanders in northeastern Syria supplying them with fake documents and then transferring them to Iraq, according to reports in Turkish pro-government media.
About 2,000 ISIS members were questioned in the areas of Kesra, Buseira, al-Omar and Suwayr in Deir Ezzor province and at least 140 of them then received fake documents. Some of the questioned terrorists were then moved to the camps of al-Hol, Hasakah and Rukban, which are controlled by US-backed forces. The CIA also reportedly created a special facility near Abu Khashab with the same purpose.
Israeli, French and British special services are reportedly involved.
An interesting observation is that the media of the country, which in the previous years of war, used to conspire with ISIS allowing its foreign recruits to enter Syria and buying smuggled oil from the terrorists, has now become one of the most active exposers of the alleged US ties with ISIS elements.
Another issue often raised in Turkish media is the poor humanitarian situation in the refugee camps controlled by US-backed forces. These reports come in the course of other revelations. According to the International Rescue Committee, about 100 people, mostly children, died in combat zones or in the al-Hol camp controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces just recently.
In its turn, the Russian Defense Ministry released a series of satellite images revealing the horrifying conditions in the al-Rukban camp. The imagery released on March 12 shows at least 670 graves, many of them fresh, close to the camp’s living area. The tents and light constructions used to settle refugees are also located in a close proximity to large waste deposits.
A joint statement by the Russian and Syrian Joint Coordination Committees for Repatriation of Syrian Refugees said that refugees in al-Rukban are suffering from a lack of water, food, medication and warm clothing, which is especially important during winter. According to the statement, members of the US-backed armed group Maghawir al-Thawra disrupt water deliveries to the camp, using this as a bargaining chip for blackmailing and profiteering purposes.
Tensions are once again growing between Syria and Israel. Earlier in March, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad submitted an official letter to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Kristin Lund that Damascus ”will not hesitate to confront Israel” if it continues refusing to withdraw from the Golan Heights.https://archive.fo/xIVbxhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-13/cia-conspiring-isis-turning-syrian-refugee-camps-isis-hotbeds
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Moscow's Mad Scientists Have Figured Out How To Warp Time
Moscow's Mad Scientists Have Figured Out How To Warp Time As Putin Seeks To Dominate Space-Time Continuum
Lead researcher Dr Gordey Lesovik, of Moscow’s Laboratory of the Physics of Quantum Information at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, said: “We have artificially created a state that evolves in a direction opposite to that of the thermodynamic arrow of time.”
His team used a rudimentary quantum computer, which carries information on subatomic particles. He hopes their findings, in journal Scientific Reports, will help improve processing power.
So how does it work? Well the time machine is actually a rudimentary quantum computer made up of electron qubits.
A qubit is a the basic unit of quantum information – a unit that represents one, zero, and both one and zero at the same time.
Researchers ran an "evolution program", which caused the qubits to enter a complicated changing pattern of ones and zeroes.
And during this process, the order was lost – like hitting balls at the start of a game of pool.
A separate program then modified the state of this quantum computer so that it evolved backwards, returning from chaos to order.
This allowed the qubits to return to their original starting point.
Scientists were able to perform this so-called "time reversal" successfully 85 per cent of the time with two qubits, and had a 50 per cent success rate with three qubits.
The team were able to then calculate the probability of a "smeared out" electron spontaneously "localising" back to its recent past – travelling through time, in effect.
And it turns out that if you observe 10billion freshly localised electrons every second for 13.7billion years, you'd only see this happen once.
And even then, the electron would only travel no more than a ten-billionth of a second into the past.
That's not ideal, because not being able to predict time-reversal makes the system useless to scientists.
That's why it's so important that scientists were able to successfully "reverse time on demand" with a quantum computer.
No doubt this technology will be seeked by demonic tyrannts around the world to control and end Man's destiny.https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8624077/time-machine-experiment-quantum-physics-electrons/https://web.archive.org/web/20190314010451/https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8624077/time-machine-experiment-quantum-physics-electrons/
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Sad! Millennials Owe More Than A Trillion In Debt And Most Don't Even Own A Home
HOW TO GET A DECENT PAYING JOB AND SAVE MONEY: https://archive.fo/4vGvc
When compared to a similar point in time, Millennials are deeper in debt than any other generation that has come before them. And the biggest reason why they are in so much debt may surprise you.
We’ll get to that in a minute, but first let’s talk about the giant mountain of debt that Millennials have accumulated. According to the New York Fed, the total amount of debt that Millennials are carrying has risen by a whopping 22 percent in just the last five years…
New findings from the New York Federal Reserve reveal that millennials have now racked up over US$1 trillion of debt.
This troubling amount of debt, an increase of over 22% in just five years, is more than any other generation in history. This situation may leave you wondering how millennials ended up in such a sorry state.
Many young adults are absolutely drowning in debt, but the composition of that debt is quite different when compared to previous generations at a similar point in time.
Mortgage debt and credit card debt levels are far lower for Millennials, but the level of student loan debt is far, far higher…
While the debt levels accumulated by millennials eclipse those of the previous generation, Generation X, at a similar point in time, the complexion of the debt is very different.
According to a 2018 report from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, mortgage debt is about 15% lower for millennials and credit card debt among millennials was about two-thirds that of Gen X.However, student loan debt was over 300% greater.Over the last 10 years, the total amount of student loan debt in the United States has more than doubled.
It is an absolutely enormous financial problem, and there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution. Some politicians on the left are pledging to make college education “free” in the United States, but they never seem to explain who is going to pay for that.THIRD WORLD ECONOMICShttps://web.archive.org/web/20190313144729/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-12/millennials-are-more-trillion-dollars-debt-and-most-them-dont-even-own-home
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George Bush Sr Groomed & Played With Little Boys Says His Deputy Assistant Secretary
Dr. Steve Pieczenik, a former Department of State official, has implicated George Bush Sr as a sexual abuser of young boys.
Pieczenik held many roles within US politics, including serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Regan, and George H.W. Bush. He also worked for numerous agencies, including the CIA.
Collective Evolution reports:https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/03/08/deputy-assistant-secretary-to-george-h-w-bush-says-he-bush-groomed-played-with-little-boys/
In one of Steve’s latest videos, he implicates one of his former employers, George H.W. Bush, who he served in the capacity of Deputy Assistant Secretary.
When talking about the subject, he states,
“It has been rampant in our government, if you remember Bush Sr. had a whole group of young Hispanic men who he groomed and played with. At the same time, Hillary and Bill Clinton along with their friend Mr. Epstein went down to the Bahamas and they were molesting and utilizing young girls and boys to have sexual pleasures, but nothing was done about the fact that Jeffrey Epstein had been guilty and convicted of that crime.”
The latest news regarding Epstein is that federal judge Kenneth A. Marra declared that a 2008 plea deal made by federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta in the sexual assault case of Jeffery Epstein was against the law.https://web.archive.org/web/20190313141422/https://newspunch.com/george-bush-sr-groomed-little-boys-deputy-assistant-secretary/
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President Trump to Designate Mexican Cartels as Terrorist Organizations
DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/endpol/1132
President Donald Trump has announced plans to designate violent Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs).
Speaking with Breitbart’s Deputy Political Editor Amanda House, Trump confirmed his administration is “very seriously” considering designating factions of cartels, or cartels as a whole, as terrorist groups.
“We are. We are,” Trump said. “We’re thinking about doing it very seriously. In fact, we’ve been thinking about it for a long time.”
“It’s psychological, but it’s also economic,” Trump continued. “As terrorists — as terrorist organizations, the answer is yes. They are.”
The president went on to discuss the violence taking place in Mexico.
“Mexico, unfortunately, has lost control of the cartels,” Trump said. “They’ve totally lost control of the cartels. Mexico last year had 42,000 deaths — murders — 42,000. It’s considered one of the most unsafe countries in the world.”
“Now, I’m with them. I really like the new president. He’s a wonderful guy, but you know, 42,000 murders. A lot of it is drug-induced,” Trump continued.
Recalling his recent trips to the border in January and February, the president commented on how little media attention the horrors on the border receive, stating:
When I was down on the border in Rio Grande three weeks ago, they had 26 people killed right near where I was. And it was a gang fight, and they were buried on the site. That was right near the area that I was at. The papers don’t even write about it. You know, did you read about the 26 people killed? You don’t even read about it.https://web.archive.org/web/20190313140828/https://newspunch.com/president-trump-mexican-cartels-terrorist-organizations/
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NYC Dangerously Close To Bankruptcy
Here is an inconvenient truth for the Democratic socialists that control New York City: Gotham is "careening closer to all-out financial bankruptcy," according to New York Post.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to add billions of dollars more to the budget, amid a slowing economy and outward migration caused by tax reform, a recession would send the city into a "fiscal disaster," according to the report.
"New York City could go bankrupt, absolutely," American Institute for Economic Research economist Peter C. Earle told the Post. "In that case, the city would get temporary protection from its creditors, but it would be very difficult for the city to take on new debt."
Financial analysts warn tax burdened businesses and individuals would flee in droves, and public spending would have to surge to record levels, which would set off a fiscal nuclear bomb.
Long-term debt is about $81,100 per household, and Mayor de Blasio will spend as much as $3 billion more in the new budget for a total of $89.2 billion.
Analysts said Mayor de Blasio had detailed $750 million in savings for the preliminary fiscal 2020 budget, but that amount won't be enough to create a soft bottom during the next recession. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s preliminary budget has $600 million in cuts for the city in 2020.
Spending is up 32% since Mayor de Blasio took office, the analysts told the Post that more spending cuts would be needed to get the fiscal house in order to avert bankruptcy during the next recession.
NYC's long-term pension obligations have also expanded to levels that may not be manageable.
New York state is ranked No. 1 in the nation for the highest taxes, and the top 1% of NYC earners pay some 50% of income tax revenue, per the Post. If businesses and people continue to flee to lower tax states while spending continues to rise, it could lead to financial hardships for the city, analysts warn.
"The city is running a deficit and could be in a real difficult spot if we had a recession, or a further flight of individuals because of tax reform," Vested's chief economist Milton Ezrati told the post.https://archive.fo/PkueQhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-10/nyc-dangerously-close-bankruptcy-experts-warn
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Jews Caught in Massive University Cheating Scam
Of course, it doesn't say "Jews" but read the criminal compliant. The excuse for why you have to take the test in LA/Houston, where the Jew had the proctor paid off? You "have a bar mitvah" that weekend. Schools included Yale, USC, UCLA, etc..
Full House star Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman are two of the 50 parents charged in a plot to get their children into schools including Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale.
The scheme was uncovered by the FBI and federal prosecutors in Boston, and involved parents paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into these elite schools.
In many instances, the children were unaware that their parents had paid these bribes according to federal documents.
Huffman has two daughters with husband William H. Macy including Sofia, who is 18, and 16-year old Georgia.
Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli also have two daughters: Olivia, 19, and Isabella, 20.
Ex-Pimco CEO Douglas Hodge was also named among those charged in the scheme. Hercules Capital also fell in intraday trading when it was revealed that its CEO and largest holder Manuel Henriquez was named in the DOJ affidavit.
It was also disclosed that Willkie Farr & Gallagher Co-Chairman Gordon R. Caplan has been charged. Caplan, described in the complaint as “an attorney and the co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York”, is reportedly said to have donated $75,000 to the brokering entity in question in order to have SAT test administrators correct his daughter's answers after she finished it.
Prosecutors are alleging that the individuals charged tried to bribe college entrance exam officials in order to cheat on admissions tests and that some conspired to bribe coaches and administrators to label their children as "recruited athletes". Athletes can sometimes get preferential treatment.https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/felicity-huffman-lori-loughlin-college-entrance-cheatinghttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-12/feds-arrest-dozens-including-famous-actresses-largest-college-admissions-scam-ever
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Brankrupt US Gets Its Ass Kicked In WW3 Simulation
BE PREPARED: >>>/prepare/1
In simulated World War III scenarios, the U.S. continues to lose against Russia and China, two top war planners warned last week. “In our games, when we fight Russia and China, blue gets its ass handed to it" RAND analyst David Ochmanek said Thursday.
RAND's wargames show how US Armed Forces - colored blue on wargame maps - experience the most substantial losses in one scenario after another and still can't thwart Russia or China - which predictably is red - from accomplishing their objectives: annihilating Western forces.
"We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary," he warned.
In the next military conflict, which some believe may come as soon as the mid-2020s, all five battlefield domains: land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace, will be heavily contested, suggesting the U.S. could have a difficult time in achieving superiority as it has in prior conflicts.
The simulated war games showed, the "red" aggressor force often destroys U.S. F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters on the runway, sends several Naval fleets to the depths, destroys US military bases, and through electronic warfare, takes control of critical military communication systems. In short, a gruesome, if simulated, annihilation of some of the most modern of US forces.
“In every case I know of,” said Robert Work, a former deputy secretary of defense with years of wargaming experience, “the F-35 rules the sky when it’s in the sky, but it gets killed on the ground in large numbers.”
So, as Russia and China develop fifth-generation fighters and hypersonic missiles, “things that rely on sophisticated base infrastructures like runways and fuel tanks are going to have a hard time,” Ochmanek said. “Things that sail on the surface of the sea are going to have a hard time.”
Meanwhile, speaking purely hypothetically of course, "if we went to war in Europe, there would be one Patriot battery moving, and it would go to Ramstein. And that’s it,” Work complained. The US has 58 Brigade Combat Teams across the continent but doesn't have anti-air and missile-defense capabilities required to handle a barrage of missiles from Russia.
"Whenever we have an exercise and the red force really destroys our command and control, we stop the exercise," Work said without a trace of humor. Beijing calls this “system destruction warfare,” Work said. They aim to “attack the American battle network at all levels, relentlessly, and they practice it all the time.”https://archive.fo/1fN1hhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-09/us-gets-its-ass-handed-it-world-war-iii-simulation-rand
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Alternatives To Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, And Other State-run Tech Platforms
Lately, I’ve written a lot about the alternative media purge and how Big Tech social media platforms are attempting to control the narrative, the elections, and public perception through censorship and financial blacklisting. Lots of people are ready to leave websites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for less-censored pastures. But what are the social media alternatives that are currently available?
Before we get into the alternatives, please understand that all of them will start small. None of them will be able to take on Big Tech without a lot of help and support. We’ve gotten used to free social media because the companies with whom we’ve dealt have virtually raped us, reading our so-called “private” messages, and pillaging our date to sell to the highest bidders. So really, it isn’t that free after all.
You probably won’t find your parents, your best friend from kindergarten, and your Aunt Suzie on these platforms – not yet, anyway. But what you WILL be able to do is speak without fear of censorship. You’ll be able to find your favorite alternative media sources there and find answers that simply aren’t supported by the mainstream.
The only way to change this dystopian atmosphere is to actually make changes ourselves. Go where the freedom is!https://archive.fo/1QTB6https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-23/new-social-media-alternatives-facebook-youtube-twitter-and-other-big-tech-platformsMeWe
MeWe calls themselves The Next-Gen Social Network. They raised $4.8 million and launched back in 2016 to take on Facebook and Twitter. They’re about 6 million members strong so far and Mark Weinstein, the founder, plans for it to be 500 million by 2022.
“In the future, MeWe will also revolutionize social media with decentralization, which will render Facebook’s spying and tracking data model completely obsolete,” Weinstein added, a comment that suggests he is indeed trying to replace Facebook. “Awareness around the world has never been higher regarding news feed manipulation and privacy infractions. Government regulations will never truly interfere with Facebook’s data collection model, evidenced in both California’s new 2020 privacy rules and Europe’s GDPR. But the free market can — and MeWe is here giving people great communication technology in a true multi-feature platform, with none of Facebook’s BS.”Gab.ai
Gab.ai is a platform that is similar to Twitter. You have 300 characters with which to make your point. It has been called the Alt-Right’s social media alternative and although Gab itself doesn’t censor its users, Microsoft has threatened to take them down due to “hate speech.” A lot of folks who got banned, shadowbanned, or censored by Twitter are there.
Gab founder Andrew Torba feels that they aren’t being portrayed honestly in the media.
We survived a relentless and coordinated smear campaign by the dishonest mainstream media without any outside funding from advertisers or venture capitalists. Our community will continue to thrive and grow thanks to individuals from around the world who believe in putting people and free speech above politically correct corporate agendas.
Gab has always and will always be powered by you, The People. Gab is not just a social network, it’s a social movement.
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50 Actual College Courses Prove That America’s Universities Are Communist Indoctination Camps
What in the world are they teaching to our young people? As you go through the list of college course titles below, I am sure that many of you will be completely shocked. Most parents assume that they are sending their children to college to get prepared for their future careers, but the truth is that a lot of our major colleges and universities have become little more than indoctrination centers for communist despotism.
Young America’s Foundation has just released their yearly report on the craziest college courses in America, and I pulled some examples out of that report that demonstrate how bad things have gotten.
The following are 50 actual college course titles that prove that America’s universities are literally training our college students to be socialists/communists:
#1 Harvard University: FRSEMR 62O—Who is a Fascist? Culture and Politics on the Radical Right
#2 Princeton University: FRS 139—Marx in the 21st Century
#3 Yale University: AMST 469a—Progressivism: Theory and Practice
#4 University of Alabama: SW 351—Oppression & Social Justice
#5 University of Florida: WST 3349—Ecofeminism
#6 University of Florida: POT 4053—Great Political Thinkers: Machiavelli to Marx
#7 University of Kentucky: SOC 235—Inequalities in Society
#8 University of Missouri: PSYCH 4984—Promoting Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Capstone
#9 Middlebury College: AMST 0269—Beyond Intersectionality: Developing Anti-Racist and Anti-Capitalist Feminisms
#10 Middlebury College: ECON 0405—Economics of Discrimination
#11 University of Minnesota: AFRO 1917—Inequality and the American Dream
#12 University of Minnesota: SOC 3507—Immigration to the United States: Beyond Walls
#13 University of Minnesota: CSCL 3405—Marx for Today
#14 University of Minnesota: CI 5137—Multicultural Gender-Fair Curriculum
#15 University of Iowa: GWSS 1005—Introduction to Social Justice
#16 University of Iowa: GWSS 2045—Working for Social Justice
#17 University of Illinois: GWS 337—Interrogating Masculinities
#18 Indiana University: GNDR-G 330—Looking Like a Feminist: Visual Culture and Critical Theory
#19 University of Maryland: WMST 300—Feminist Reconceptualizations of Knowledge
#20 University of Michigan: WOMENSTD 434—Eco/Queer/Feminist Art Practices
#21 Michigan State University: ANP 859—Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change: Methods and Application
#22 Ohio State University: WGSST 3200—Breaking the Law: An Introduction to Gender Justice
#23 Penn State University: AFAM 147—The Life and Thought of Malcolm X
#24 Purdue University: OLS 45400—Gender And Diversity In Management
#25 University of Wisconsin: HISTORY 346—Trans/Gender in Historical Perspective
#26 University of Wisconsin: GEN&WS 536—Queering Sexuality Education
#27 University of Wisconsin: AFRICAN 233—Global HipHop and Social Justice
#28 Williams College: AFR 342—Racial Capitalism
#29 Williams College: AMST 219—Understanding Social Class
#30 Williams College: ENVI 103—Global Warming and Environmental Change
#31 Amherst College: POSC 407—Contemporary Debates: Gender and Right-Wing Populism
#32 Amherst College: SWAG 351—From Birth to Death: LGBTQ Life Trajectories
#33 Swarthmore College: ENVS 043—Race, Gender, Class and Environment
#34 Swarthmore College: RELG 032—Queering God: Feminist and Queer Theology
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Millions of Chinese Banned from Travel Under New Social Credit System
Millions of Chinese citizens are now banned from buying flights and train tickets under the new social credit system, according to a document obtained from the National Public Credit Information Center.
The document details how 17.5 million flight tickets and 5.5 million train tickets were blocked in 2018 because the citizens attempting to purchase them were on the government’s blacklist for social credit offences.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) says the social credit system is an essential component of the Socialist market economic system and the social governance system. Its aim is to encourage trustworthy behavior through a blend of penalties and rewards for citizens to improve a fast-changing society after three decades of economic reform. Offenses can include failure to pay taxes or fines, jaywalking, smoking, shoplifting, or taking drugs. Penalties include restrictions on travel, business, obtaining loans, or access to education. Companies can lose access to low-interest bank loans or be dropped from government contracts.
One government slogan for the scheme says: “Once you lose trust, you will face restrictions everywhere.”
The social control system is part of efforts by President Xi Jinping’s Communist regime to use artificial intelligence and surveillance cameras to control more than a billion people.
CPC launched social credit in 2014 and is currently piloting it in multiple cities around China. The system is expected to roll out nationwide by 2020, giving the government control to almost all people and businesses.
Human rights activists warn that social credit is too hard on citizens and might unfairly label people as untrustworthy without telling them.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence condemned social credit in October as “an Orwellian system premised on controlling virtually every facet of human life.”https://newspunch.com/millions-chinese-banned-travel-social-credit-system/https://web.archive.org/web/20190311165812/https://newspunch.com/millions-chinese-banned-travel-social-credit-system/
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Venezuela Collapse, A Vision of America's Future: Mass Blackouts, Cyberattacks, Looting and Death
In the midst of a second nationwide power outage in Venezuela, the vast majority of the country is engulfed in a massive internet outage. The first electrical blackout, which swept across the nation on Thursday, left Venezuela with only two percent connectivity amid the ongoing presidential crisis. Most of the country has been offline since Thursday with limited or no connectivity being reported across large swaths of the South American nation. The NetBlocks Group, a private internet watchdog organization based in the UK, reported on Saturday that 96 percent of the country was offline:
Update: New data shows profound and sustained impact on #Venezuela's telecommunications infrastructure after second nationwide power outage with 96% of country remaining offline #SinLuz #ApagonNacional #9Mar ??https://t.co/U2wV1aJihu
— NetBlocks.org (@netblocks) March 9, 2019
“Venezuela experiences frequent power cuts, and Venezuela started power rationing and reduced its electricity consumption to about 14,000 megawatts at peak hours because of the economic crisis in 2018,” NetBlocks said. “However the nationwide outages are unprecedented in magnitude, extent and duration. NetBlocks historic data suggest that incidents of this scale are vanishingly rare.”https://pjmedia.com/trending/internet-collapses-in-venezuela-with-80-offline-twitter-youtube-soundcloud-blocked/
Much of Venezuela is still in the dark — now four days running — after the worst blackout on modern record in Latin America enveloped the country last Thursday evening. And as of Saturday, Reuters reported at least 17 deaths at hospitals across the country attributable to the power outage, given many hospitals are now for days completely reliant on back-up generators to keep life saving ventilators and other medical devices going. Other reports have claimed multiple dozens of deaths across the country, especially in hospital neonatal units.
Embattled socialist president Nicolas Maduro has continued to blame the crisis on an act of "sabotage" by the United States at the Guri hydroelectric dam, for which he's mobilized troops to protect the national electricity system for the duration of the power outage. However, many analysts claim the electrical grid mass failure is the result of generally failing infrastructure after years of underinvestment and neglect.
Following claims made through state TV social media of an "electricity war" being waged by the US and the Venezuelan foreign-backed opposition, Maduro stated on Twitter Sunday: “The national electrical system has been subject to multiple cyberattacks,” and he added, “However, we are making huge efforts to restore stable and definitive supply in the coming hours.”https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-10/dozens-reported-dead-venezuela-after-mass-blackout-reaches-four-days
Some Venezuelans have taken to looting supermarkets in Caracas during the fourth day of blackouts, which have paralysed the country.
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UK Dictatorship Blocks Online Pornography Nationwide
The UK government will begin blocking all adult websites in the United Kingdom as part of a strict new law seeking to protect children from pornography.
The new law, which comes into effect next month, will force people over the age of 18 who wish to view adult content to supply the British government proof of ID and spend £5 on a “porn card” at a local retailer.
Voiceofeurope.com reports: That means starting as soon as next month, in order to access porn sites like PornHub and YouPorn – which both attract almost two billion visits each month worldwide – Brits will be required to provide proof of ID prior to accessing any X-rated video clips.
These new regulations were approved as part of the 2017 Digital Economy Act.
These free sites will join a number of other internet porn sites which are already currently using what’s called the AgeID system. The AgeID system requires users to present an official form of identification like a passport or driver’s license in order to verify their age.
When a potential porn viewer first clicks onto the website, AgeID will ask them to register and verify their age via Mobile SMS, a driver’s license, passport, or credit card.
This is another reason internet users should be rushing to backup media they want/desire, downloading censorship-resistant software such as Tor and I2P, along with peer-to-peer and torrent clients. If the future of the internet is to remain free, internet users must take action to decentralize and share files over the darkweb, P2P and torrent networks.
Someone from 8chan noted: "I'm not promoting pornography, however I am promoting the freedom to CHOOSE whatever you desire to watch, even if it is looking at smut.
Here's a solution for all you Brits, now listen up:
Go here, download this client ASAP: https://www.tribler.org/
Don't just install this, back it up too and share that version of the client you have. You can find older versions being shared on other P2P clients too. With Tribler you can download or stream videos hosted by other peers, NO internet domains needed. However, the bad part is the selection may not be great. You will be limited to whatever other people are willing to share. I'd recommend getting whatever videos you'd like now, rip them using youtube-dl (which can rip videos from porn sites too if you desire). Use Tribler to share the banned content.
NOW LISTEN EVERYONE ELSE! I'm busy so I won't be on here very long, everyone else better be prepping for this in advance becuase this shit IS going down, NOT just in the UK but around the world. Internet crackdowns are REAL and they ARE coming to a nation near you!
You have been warned. Warn others. The time is NOW. Its do, or regret doing nothing later."https://archive.fo/gqXHlhttps://newspunch.com/uk-government-blocks-online-pornography/
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Hungary Says NO! To Third World Invasions Being Forced by Modern Soviet Union
Brussels plans to resettle third world scum across the EU, but Hungary will have none of it.
The E.U. is set to convene to discuss mandatory resettlement quotas. Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán was clear in denouncing this, and has decided to hold a popular referendum on the quota system.
As part of the referendum preparations, the Hungarian government recently initiated a public information campaign aimed at informing the populace about the globalist agenda of the E.U. leadership, stating that “everyone has the right to know what Brussels is planning.” The campaign did not go unnoticed. The E.U. responded with a counter-campaign, called “Facts about the EU’s migration policy,” which declared that “you also have a right to know what is fact and what is fiction.”
It is no exaggeration to say that a severe level of distrust reigns in many East-European countries with regards to the E.U., and Hungary has taken a leadership role in challenging the open border policies. Hungary’s Secretary for Diplomacy and Relations, Dr. Zoltán Kovács, admonished the E.U.’s response, saying their own facts refute the claims.
The E.U.’s memo claims there are no migrant quotas, but also says that “it could be expected of every member state to show solidarity with the others.” To “structure” this solidarity, they are working on a resettlement system, and another document from 2018 described how this “will help reduce irregular migration by ensuring safe and legal alternatives. It will replace the current ad-hoc schemes and set EU-wide two-year plans for resettling genuine refugees.” This quote echoes the wording of the U.N.’s Global Compact for Migration, which would flood the West with 250 million 'migrants.'
Kovács clarified: “Brussels is not focused on stopping migration. In fact, they want to legalize it. Europe’s citizens have a right to know.”
Kovács explained that “the government’s position is that no European body has the authority to impose the compulsory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without the consent of the Hungarian people.”https://archive.fo/GWdBHhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-09/hungary-says-no-forced-eu-migration
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Sweden's Government Endorses Islamic Murder of Citizens
Swedish terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp recently warned Sweden against taking back not only ISIS terrorists, but also their wives and children, who he said also pose a security risk: "Some of them have learned how to kill... their identities will forever be linked to their time with ISIS..."
Sweden's new government, which was finally formed in January after months of delay, is introducing policies that will lead to more immigration into Sweden -- despite the main governing party, the Social Democrats, having run for office on a promise to tighten immigration policies.
The right to family reunion for those people granted asylum in Sweden who do not have refugee status is being reintroduced -- a measure that is estimated to bring at least 8,400 more immigrants to Sweden in the coming three years. According to the Minister of Migration, Morgan Johansson, this measure will "strengthen integration," although he has not explained how.
"I think it is a very good humanitarian measure; 90 percent [of those expected to come] are women and children who have lived for a long time in refugee camps, [and] who can now be reunited with their father or husband in Sweden", Johansson said. He was probably referring to the fact that most of the migrants who arrived in the past couple of years were young males, who had left their wives and children behind. The measure also entitles so-called "unaccompanied children" to bring their parents to Sweden. Many of these "unaccompanied children" turned out to be adults, not minors. (The dentist who contributed to exposing this inconsequential detail was subsequently fired).
Johansson also said that the government plans to extend the right to remain in Sweden by introducing "new humanitarian grounds for protection." This means that people who would otherwise not be eligible for a residence permit, will now be able to acquire it for the following reasons, according to Johansson:
"For very sensitive cases, there must be an opportunity to increase the options for acquiring residence permits. It may be cases where people are very sick, fragile or very vulnerable, for example. It is a very small group and a very small part of the total asylum policy. There have been a number of striking cases where one does not feel that this has worked well from a purely humanitarian point of view... There must be room for humanity and a humanitarian approach, even in these times. I think this is important".
Mehdi Shokr Khoda, a gay 19-year old Iranian man who converted to Christianity in Sweden after he had fled to Stockholm from Iran in 2017, probably wishes that Swedish authorities would apply their "humanitarian approach" to his particular case. He and his partner, an Italian resident of Sweden, are fighting for Mehdi to not be deported back to Iran, after the Swedish migration authorities rejected his asylum application, claiming that Khoda is "lying" about his situation. The authorities questioned, among other matters, why he was only baptized after coming to Sweden, and claimed that he "was unable to explain his coming out process" as a gay man. As homosexuality is prohibited under Islamic law, gays are routinely executed in Iran, most recently in January. Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has executed "between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians" according to a 2008 British WikiLeaks dispatch.
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Nutty Netanyahu Threatens To Block Iranian Oil Transit
Short of last month's incident wherein Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared via Twitter that he's seeking "war with Iran", new comments issued this week represent the most aggressive declaration of how far Israel is willing to go to thwart Iran in the region.
Echoing the Trump administration's desire to bring Iranian exports to zero through sanctions, Netatyahu said on Wednesday that he's considering ordering Israel's Navy to target Iranian oil tankers to prevent them from selling oil abroad. This as a number of other signatories to the P5+1 nuclear deal have vowed to continue buying despite US sanctions and threatened repercussions from Washington.
“Iran is trying to circumvent the sanctions through covert oil smuggling over maritime routes, and to the extent that these attempts widen, the navy will have a more important role in blocking these Iranian actions,” Netanyahu said.
Of course what the Israeli prime minister calls "covert oil smuggling" Iran would see simply as its right to conduct valid and legal shipping as a sovereign economic power. But given the tightening economic noose and expansive US naval presence in international waters, Iran has reportedly been switching off location transponders on its ships as well as other measures to conceal its maritime traffic (using "ghost ships" to flout US sanctions), including even altering names of ships or flag registries.
Netanyahu continued, as reported by Reuters, “I call on the entire international community to stop Iran’s attempts to circumvent the sanctions by sea, and of course, by any (other) means.”
It appears Netanyahu could be setting the stage for some kind of Israeli escalation against Iranian assets abroad and on the water, though as Reuters speculates, "It was not clear how Israel would stop such shipping activities or whether it would risk direct confrontation at sea with Iranian vessels." Especially as "The Israeli navy, whose largest vessels are missile corvettes and a small submarine fleet, is mostly active in the Mediterranean and Red seas."
Perhaps more likely Netanyahu's words, like many speeches before, were for an audience of one — aimed at the White House in the hopes that Trump could be willing to take more direct action to prevent Iranian oil from reaching Europe or China.https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-07/netanyahu-threatens-israeli-navy-prepared-block-iranian-oil-transithttps://web.archive.org/web/20190308010913/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-07/netanyahu-threatens-israeli-navy-prepared-block-iranian-oil-transit
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Federal Government Wasting TONS and TONS of Taxpayer Money As They Devalue US Dollar
THIRD WORLD POLITICS
It turns out September, not April, may be federal taxpayers’ worst nightmare.
The end of the government’s fiscal year usually brings an orgy of spending as agencies look at their budgets, see extra cash lying around, and figure they’d better use it all up or risk getting cut in the future.
The “use it or lose it” mentality explains why the Defense Department shelled out $9,241 on a Wexford leather chair, $2.3 million on crab and another $2.3 million on lobster tails in September, according to a study released Thursday by OpenTheBooks.
All told, taxpayers shelled out $97 billion on contracts in September — including a staggering $53 billion in the final week, or more than the entire month of August.
“In the final month of the fiscal year, federal agencies scramble to spend what’s left in their annual budget; agencies worry spending less than their budget allows might prompt Congress to appropriate less money in the next fiscal year,” the report said. “To avoid this, federal agencies choose to embark on an annual shopping spree rather than admit they can operate on less.”
But there were also the lobster tail and crab, $163,636 spent on paint brushes and $7.6 million on workout equipment — including ski equipment - for “adults and junior” - that was shipped to Misawa Air Base in Japan.
The lobster tail purchases in September were a bit more than 10 percent of what the federal government spent the entire year, suggesting only a slightly elevated rate of spending on that delicacy.
But more than a third of the $721,661 agencies spent on pianos came in September.
And while taxpayers bought $1.6 million worth of golf carts in fiscal year 2018, 42 percent of that was spent in the last four weeks. The same with the government’s bill for china tableware, OpenTheBooks’ founder and CEO Adam Andrzejewski said.
“As the national debt surpasses $22 trillion, it’s time to end Washington’s use-it-or-lose-it spending culture,” Mr. Andrzejewski said. “Ending this wasteful phenomenon would go a long way toward generating big savings and winning the public’s trust.”
No aspect of government seemed immune from the urge to binge. Many of the smaller purchases might have raised taxpayers’ eyebrows.
President Trump’s executive office blew through $26.8 million, the report found — up from $24.9 million in 2017.https://archive.fo/SriCehttps://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/7/feds-splurge-on-lobster-pianos-golf-carts-in-race-/
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Rural Sheriff Issues Dire Warning To Americans: LOCK YOUR DOORS AND LOAD YOUR GUNS!
BE PREPARED: https://archive.fo/IoKi1
Is this a sign of what is coming for the rest of the nation? In Martin County, Kentucky times are very tough right now. Thanks to severe budget cutbacks, there are only two paid law enforcement officers covering a deeply impoverished 231-square-mile area that sits right in the heart of America’s raging opioid crisis. Needless to say, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk feels greatly outnumbered by the thieves, sexual predators and drug dealers that he has to contend with on a daily basis, and he recently issued a very ominous warning to the citizens of his county…
“Law enforcement as we have known for the last four years will not exist,” he posted on Facebook last month. “WE ARE BROKE… LOCK YOUR DOORS, LOAD YOUR GUNS AND GET YOU A BARKING, BITING DOG. If the Sheriff’s office can’t protect you, WHO WILL?”
So why can’t Martin County afford more law enforcement officers?
Well, like so many other local communities all across America right now, they are deep in debt and flat broke…https://www.officer.com/command-hq/news/21070781/kentucky-sheriff-struggles-to-provide-law-and-order-as-county-struggles-with-money
The county has accumulated $1.4 million in debt — a surprise to many of its new officials.
“I don’t sleep well,” said Susan Hale, the county’s new treasurer, who is sifting through the bills left by the previous administration: $230,000 to a regional jail that houses its inmates, $140,000 to a state association that provides liability insurance, plus dribs and drabs for mundane items such as office supplies and toilet paper.
As economic conditions continue to deteriorate, we are going to hear a lot more stories like this all over the country: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/as-the-economy-teeters-on-the-brink-of-a-recession-u-s-debt-levels-are-absolutely-exploding
And the truth is that things will ultimately be far worse in our major cities than in our rural areas.
Just take a look at Chicago. Today it is a war zone, and the growing poverty in the city has fueled the rapid growth of criminal gangs.
According to a study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago, approximately half of the city was considered to be “middle income” in 1970, but now that number has dropped to just 16 percent…https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/the-middle-class-is-shrinking-everywhere-in-chicago-its-almost-gone/e63cb407-5d1e-41b1-9124-a717d4fb1b0b
Those numbers are absolutely staggering.https://archive.fo/I2g8Bhttps://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/rural-sheriffs-ominous-warning-to-citizens-lock-your-doors-load-your-guns-and-get-you-a-barking-biting-dog
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National Security IGNORED: Migrant Invaders Bringing Mumps And Other Diseases Into The US
DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/endpol/1132GOVT WON'T DEFEND YOU, DEFEND YOURSELVES: https://archive.fo/IoKi1
Texas health officials report that nearly 200 people contracted mumps in migrant detention facilities located across the state so far this fiscal year.
Officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services stated that 186 people in migrant detention centers located in Texas had confirmed cases of mumps. The cases impacted migrant adults and minors as well as detention center workers, the Texas Tribune reported.
There have been “no reported transmission (of mumps) to the community,” State Health Services Spokeswoman Lara Anton told the news outlet. She said the state health agency is not aware of the vaccination status of migrant adults and children who enter the United States. However, “all unaccompanied minors are vaccinated when they are detained.”Mumps cases reached a high of 191 in 2016, officials stated. This was the highest number in 22 years.
Detention center operators are required to report illnesses that occur among their migrant population and those affecting personnel. Required reporting includes cases of mumps, measles, chicken pox, HIV/AIDS, tetanus, hepatitis, and tuberculosis, officials said.
While migrants are screened for illness or mental health issues upon their initial intake, symptoms of mumps can take up to 25 days to appear. U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement officials previously told Breitbart News that families can only be held for 20 days without a hearing.
“We go in and take the measures that we need to protect against further spread,” City of Laredo, Texas, Health Department Director Hector Gonzalez told the Texas Tribune. He said these measures include isolating patients, providing vaccinations, and urging detainees to remember to wash their hands and cover their mouths when coughing.
“Let’s say [the warden] does everything exactly right. He’s still at risk,” Persse said. This is due to the situation where migrants are transferred in from other facilities where they could have been exposed and their symptoms have not yet manifested.https://archive.fo/weakwhttps://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/03/04/200-cases-of-mumps-confirmed-in-texas-migrant-detention-centers/
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Good! Millennials Leading Mass Facebook Exodus Over Censorship, Spying Issues
More than 17 million young Americans have quit Facebook in the last two years amid a number of data theft and censorship scandals hit the social network.
Former fans of the site, aged between 12 and 34, have abandoned it in the wake of damaging reports, including the Cambridge Analytica debacle.
US users are the most lucrative market for the social media network and it is alienating the highly coveted youth as teens and millennials shun the app.
The report found that in 2017, 67 per cent of the total US population over the age of 12 used Facebook.
This has dropped to 62 per cent and 61 per cent in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
These average figures equate to approximately 172 million current users, according to Edison Research.
The data revealed 79 per cent of US people aged between 12 and 34 were on Facebook but this has plummeted to 67 per cent in 2018 and 62 per cent in 2019.
This reveals 17 million people in this age group have deactivated their accounts.
Data from the report found that Twitter's numbers are dropping (36 per cent in 2017 to 29 per cent in 2019) and Snapchat's user base is stable at 62 per cent of all young Americans over the past two years.
Younger generations are flocking to alternatives such as Gab and Bitchute instead.https://archive.fo/XXi0ehttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6781593/More-15-MILLION-Facebook-users-quit-site.html
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The only backing of US currency is OIL - The reason for every military "assistance" invasion
"The United States Entity lost the war in Iraq. That fact determines the Entity’s position in the Middle East today. After having destroyed Saddam’s army and dispossessing the Sunnis in favor of the Shi’ites, after Abu Ghraib and it’s indelible pictures, after the total destruction of Fallujah, in short after a victory achieved with the utmost brutality, contempt and humiliation of Iraq and Iraqis, the Entity was in charge. Then the “insurgents” appeared. They put improvised explosive devices along the roads so, with a phone call, they could destroy patrols of the Entity. They made car bombs so that every vehicle approaching a check-point might spell doom. They donned suicide vests to blow themselves and any nearby Entity soldiers up. Entity soldiers couldn’t go into the streets. Every move they made could be their last. The enemy was everywhere and nowhere. These people would rather die then be ruled by these idiotic mechanized barbarians. Everything seemed peaceful, but at any moment, out of nowhere, they could be blown to pieces. That kind of thing wears on you. Their patrols, pointless bouts of Russian roulette, ended up as parked “search and avoid” missions. Life went on without the clanking monsters. Entity bases were like Kaposi sarcoma in AIDS patients. The Entity’s attempts at reconstruction were comically inept – roads to nowhere and chicken processing plants for chickens no one wanted. In short the Entity’s occupation of Iraq after the victory, other than being a disaster of comical incompetence, was non-existent. Muqtada Al-Sadr, the Shi’ite cleric, had much more power than the Entity. Eventually Iraq rejected the Entity’s status of forces agreement (SOFA). In other words the Iraqi puppets the Entity had installed unceremoniously kicked the Entity out of the country."
"Until that time the Entity had been running a protection racket in the Middle East. But after the loss of Iraq these threats seemed a lot less plausible. The game was: oil had to be sold in dollars. Know(n) as Dollar Hegemony, this racket allowed the Entity to print money. Oil backed the dollar just as gold once had. Governments had to maintain large supplies of dollars to protect against “emergencies,” that is, dollar shortages during speculative attacks on their currencies. “To prevent speculative and manipulative attacks on their currencies, the world’s central banks must acquire and hold dollar reserves in corresponding amounts to their currencies in circulation.” The Entity enforced dollar hegemony with military threats. One of the most important reasons for the Entity’s attack on Iraq was Saddam’s abandoning of dollar hegemony. He had begun to sell oil in euros. The Entity had to stop that. It invaded, and as soon as it was victorious, reversed that policy. Dollar hegemony restored. But the loss in Iraq revealed The Entity’s protection racket as a bluff. It’s threats were suddenly unconvincing."
"Pressed by Entity sanctions, Iran began to sell oil for other currencies after 2007. The Entity was not going to invade Iran! A look at the map reveals just what a catastrophe that would be. As soon as hostilities started, even before a shot was fired, no one would insure tankers going through the Straits of Hormuz, and the tanker owners would not send them through without insurance. Twenty percent of the world’s supply of oil would disappear with no more military action than the commencement of hostilities. The world economy would tank, and this time fall into chaos. There was no way the Entity could even think about occupying Iran after the debacle in Iraq. And there was no way to protect The Entity fleet in Bahrain. They would be sitting ducks anywhere in the Persian Gulf. If they were destroyed the Entity would lose unless it launched nuclear weapons. World War III would be on. Only madmen would even consider doing this."
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US Army Takes 50 Tons Of Gold From Syria In Alleged Deal With ISIS
As the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters faced imminent defeat in northeast Syria, the United States allegedly gave them an offer they couldn’t refuse: give us your massive caches of gold - or die.
According to reports by Syrian state news agency SANA, U.S. forces struck a deal with ISIS whereby the terrorist group would give up 50 tons of gold across eastern Syria’s Deir el-Zour province in exchange for safe passage.
The precious metal, worth about $2.13 billion, was plundered by the self-designated “caliphate” as its reign of terror spread across Syria and Iraq between 2015 and 2017.
Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reports that local sources claim U.S. Army helicopters have already transferred the gold from the U.S. forces’ base in Kobani, the Kurdish-controlled city that lies close to Syria’s northern border with Syria. A portion of the gold was also distributed to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which dominates the U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The news comes after SANA claimed that locals witnessed U.S. helicopters airlifting large cases of gold amounting to about 40 tons from the al-Dashisha area in Hasaka’s southern countryside earlier this month. The gold was purportedly looted by ISIS from Mosul in Iraq and other parts of Syria.
The Syrian state media outlet claimed that ISIS leaders were on-hand to guide the U.S. helicopters to the places where the gold was stashed, “closing a deal by which Washington spared hundreds of the terror organization’s field leaders and experts.”
The claims by the Syrian government outlet coincide with reports by U.K.-based war monitor, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR), which alleged that the U.S. and its Kurdish allies had been sparing ISIS fighters in hopes of acquiring the group’s war spoils.
The SOHR said:
“The U.S.-led coalition forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) deliberately do not target the areas under the control of the ISIL terrorists and commanders in Eastern Euphrates in Deir el-Zour as they are trying to locate this treasure by forcing the ISIL militants to speak about its location after surrendering.”https://web.archive.org/web/20190301151447/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-01/us-army-takes-50-tons-gold-syria-alleged-deal-isis
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Migrants Commit 70% of Violent Crimes in Norwegian Capital
Migrants are responsible for 70% of violent crimes committed in Oslo, Norway, according to a study by the country's largest commercial television broadcaster.
TV2 conducted a review of all verdicts involving serious bodily harm from 2018 until present day, and found that more than two-thirds of perpetrators had migration backgrounds, which is categorized as individuals who have migrated to Norway or those born to two immigrant parents.
Many of the attacks involved knives, bottles, or sharp glass and inflicted "lifelong injuries, deep cuts and cranial fractures."
"Over two of three gross violent incidents in Oslo were carried out by immigrants," TV2 reports. "This is despite the fact that, according to Statistics Norway, immigrants make up 33 percent of Oslo's population."
Violence researcher Ragnhild Bjørnebekk told TV2 she is not surprised by the figures, asserting that many migrants convicted of violent crimes come from societies where brutality is much more prevalent than in northern Europe.
"They are more vulnerable, they have experienced more trauma," Bjørnebekk said. "Some of them come from violent cultures, and they take it with them. And then there are some of those who are not Oslo citizens, who come from other countries and only stay here for a few months."
Parliamentary representative Himanshu Gulati believes officials on Oslo's city council are to blame due to their support for lax immigration policies, specifically singling out City Councilor Raymond Johansen.
"He must understand that the policy he leads is having consequences," Gulati said. "If you want to maintain a high immigration to Oslo, then it will be harder to handle the problems we are now seeing."
According to Faith Goldy, a spiritual battle is taking place worldwide and is personified by "nationalists versus globalists."https://europe.infowars.com/migrants-commit-70-of-violent-crimes-in-oslo-norway/
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Good! War Criminal Netanyahu to Be Charged With Bribery Pending Hearing
Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit announced on Thursday his decision to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three separate cases, pending a hearing.
In Case 4000, Netanyahu is accused of providing regulatory concessions to Shaul Elovitch, the controlling shareholder of Bezeq telecommunications, in exchange for favorable coverage from Bezeq’s news website, Walla. The charge: Bribery and breach of trust.
In Case 1000, in which the prime minister is alleged to have accepted gifts from wealthy business figures in return for political favors, the charges are fraud and breach of trust.
In Case 2000, which centers around a deal between the prime minister and Arnon Mozes - favorable coverage in return for damaging the Sheldon Adelson's competing newspaper, Israel Hayom. The charge: Breach of trust and fraud.
Mendelblit's decision comes after three years of investigations, and it marks the first time in Israel's history that an attorney general announces an indictment for bribery against an incumbent prime minister.
"You have hurt the image of public service and public faith in it," Mendelblit wrote to Netanyahu in his decision. "You acted in a conflict of interests, you abused your authority while taking into account other considerations that relate to your personal interests and the interests of your family. You corrupted public servants working under you."
The Likud party petitioned the High Court on Thursday in a last-minute bid to block the announcement, but was rejected. In response, the ruling party said the court failed to stop the left from meddling in the election.
A request by Netanyahu’s attorneys to put off announcing the decision until after the April 9 general election was dismissed by Mendelblit, who cited “the principle of equality before the law and the public’s right to know about such important decisions.” Netanyahu responded by accusing the attorney general of "surrendering" to the left and the media.https://archive.ph/Ow9XHhttps://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/netanyahu-to-be-charged-with-bribery-pending-hearing-1.6961872
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Evil Child Grooming Gang Jailed for 130 Years
The evil and violent grooming gang who plied children with alcohol before raping them have been jailed for over 130 years by a UK judge.
One of the gang’s victims has spoken out about how the nine men had a harrowing impact on her life following the abuse.
She said: ‘I have the most irrational thoughts because of anxiety. ‘I have fear going to the shops, and very rarely go to restaurants or out on an evening with friends.
‘I was manipulated, used, nothing but a toy to play with. I understand this because new relationships are so much different.
‘I have had years of counselling to understand it wasn’t love it was grooming. ‘When Basharat was arrested I could not leave the house for three months.
‘I had to leave my job because of the dread of him or someone he knew walking through the door. ‘It pains me to see my dad in panic at the thought of Basharat turning up at our house.’
During the trial prosecutor Kama Mell QC said that the teenagers had been ‘ripe and vulnerable to manipulation’ and were subsequently subjected to a range of sexual abuse at the hands of the men in order ‘to satisfy their sexual desires’.
The two girls had both been taken into care at the age of 14 and had repeatedly ran away from their local authority home in Bradford.
However as the home was not a restrictive unit the staff had no power to stop the girls leaving at night.
In his sentencing remarks this afternoon, Judge Durham Hall added ‘no court in England and Wales seems to have escaped grooming by groups or individuals of grown men of vulnerable young persons.’
He said: ‘As the knowledge of the opportunity to take advantage of damaged young people spreads, it is not uncommon for young men to get involved.
‘In the trial it was clear you didn’t get it, and some of you still do not get it now.https://newspunch.com/evil-child-grooming-gang-jailed-130-years/https://web.archive.org/web/20190301164804/https://newspunch.com/evil-child-grooming-gang-jailed-130-years/
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Denmark is tightening its asylum system with the passage of new laws referred to as a 'paradigm shift' by officials, Danmarks Radio reports.
The bill, formally titled 'Act 140,' was agreed upon in Parliament by the populist right-wing Danish People's Party (DPP) and the Social Democrats (SD) and will go into effect on March 1st.
A primary aim of the legislation is to reduce the number of 'refugees' in the country by focusing on repatriation instead of integration, according to DPP chairman Peter Skaarup.
"You have to get used to the fact that when you come to Denmark, you are here temporarily, and once you have had temporary shelter, you go back again," Skaarup said.
Key points of the bill include
Residence permits for foreigners must be temporary and can be more easily revoked or not renewed.
Refugees must return to their home countries once it is safe enough to do so.
The Minister of Immigration can set a national limit on family reunifications (chain migration) on a month-to-month basis.
Penalties for breaking an entry ban are significantly increased, with much stiffer prison sentences for those caught in Denmark after being expelled.
Social welfare benefits to migrants will be reduced.
Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Støjberg, who is known as a relative hardliner, says she expects a "noticeable effect" on the migrant population in Denmark as a result of the new laws.
"We simply have to have refugees return when they no longer need our protection," Støjberg told TV2. "It has always been the case that the day that there is peace in one's home country, you travel home and rebuild your country. But you must note that nine out of ten refugees remain in Denmark. And that is, of course, completely unsustainable."
"It is untenable if we are both to protect those who need our protection but also to keep those who no longer need our protection."
The Danish government hopes to send home at least 25,000 migrants who have arrived in the last five years.
Denmark appears to be moving in a different direction on issues related to immigration than many European countries, recently announcing plans to quarantine certain foreign criminals on an isolated island and stripping a Moroccan jihadist of his Danish citizenship in a landmark legal ruling.
The DPP has also called to harden Denmark's border with crime-ridden Sweden.
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Facebook Whistleblower Exposes Malicious Algorithm Shadow Banning Conservative Content
Alternatives To State-run Social Media: https://archive.fo/53IjYALSO RELATED: >>>/endpol/1112
Project Veritas has just unleashed another massive bombshell that could begin the process of bringing down the dishonest social media tech giants and their “content cartels.”
Posted at this link on ProjectVeritas.com, a former high-level Facebook employee has gone public with irrefutable proof that Facebook applies a “de-boost” algorithm to conservative content in order to suppress its visibility and sharing.
Shockingly, internal Facebook documents admit this is being done “leading up to important elections,” thereby admitting to criminal election meddling and fraud. This is the crime that Robert Mueller claims “the Russians” carried out against the United States of America. In reality, Facebook has been engaged in this election meddling crime for several years now.
We are republishing the Project Veritas report here, and we encourage you to visit the original report on their website and also consider supporting Project Veritas with donations at this link.https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/02/27/facebook-insider-leaks-docs/https://www.projectveritas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/obtaineddocuments-forwebsitelibrary.pdf
Project Veritas has obtained and published documents and presentation materials from a former Facebook insider. This information describes how Facebook engineers plan and go about policing political speech. Screenshots from a Facebook workstation show the specific technical actions taken against political figures, as well as “[e]xisting strategies” taken to combat political speech.
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe said that to expose dishonesty and censorship in big tech companies, he will be relying upon more insiders, informants and leakers in the future:
“Our future depends on those who are willing to give up everything for what they believe.”https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-27-bombshell-facebook-whistleblower-exposes-malicious-algorithm-to-shadow-ban-conservative-content.html
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Communist Chase Bank Is Quietly Refusing Service To Conservative Customers
J.P. Morgan’s Chase Bank has made a name for itself in recent years for donating big-dollar sums to liberal causes (see it’s announcement that it will no longer do business with the gun industry) and now it has started targeting conservative customers for their political views.
A number of prominent conservative activists have had their accounts suspended by Chase Bank in recent weeks. Martina Markota, Jordan Peterson, Milo Yiannopolous and Enrique Tarrio have all been targeted for their political beliefs.
It’s hard to imagine how conservatives could be even more complacent than they actually are about what’s being done to this country.
PJ Media report: The schools our children are taught in are almost universally run by liberals who hate everything we stand for, but we don’t demand that our representatives pull funding from state schools that behave that way.
Hollywood has become vocally, over-the-top hostile to Christians and conservatives, but we go see the movies anyway.
We still buy the papers and watch the cable news shows of networks that talk about us like we’re Nazis because we don’t agree with their liberal worldview.
More recently, increasingly monopolistic social media companies that have an inordinate amount of control over who gets heard and who doesn’t have started actively targeting conservatives and we just shrug or spout platitudes.
“If you don’t like the way they do it, take on those monopolies with hundreds of millions of users and billions in cash by building your own company.”
So, what happens when banks and credit card companies target people for their political views? Do we need to build our own banks, too?
Activist Laura Loomer, who has already been banned by PayPal, claims she had her account suspended by Chase Bank.
Enrique Tarrio, the black leader of the Proud Boys, a group that has laughably been branded a white supremacist organization by liberals, was also suspended by Chase. So was Martina Markota. And Joe Biggs, who made enough of a stink that Chase reluctantly gave him his account back.
Banking is one of the most heavily regulated industries in America for a good reason – and it’s not just because the bankers can steal your money. The idea that citizens could be cut off from using a bank because of their political views is extremely dangerous.https://archive.fo/7V7k3https://newspunch.com/chase-bank-service-conservative/
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What you're learning about Venezuela from the mainstream media may be lies. Are you surprised?
"Journalist Max Blumenthal visited state-subsidized food markets outside Caracas and, in a new video, showed that what the corporate media says doesn't exist in Venezuela can actually be easily found right at a local market. Blumenthal toured several state-subsidized markets outside the Venezuelan capital, witnessing “hundreds of people” purchasing basic goods there. He says that the produce is “sold well-below market value,” adding that the prices appear to be quite affordable for locals as well. The video shows locals leaving with large bags of groceries from the markets."
"There’s bread, meat and chicken, pasta, dried fish and assorted vegetables, even handcrafted soap at the market. “Behind me is toothpaste which CNN said does not exist in Venezuela,” Blumenthal says. The remark is followed by an expert from the broadcaster's reporting about US ‘humanitarian aid’ which contains the precious commodity that President Nicolas Maduro has supposedly deprived his people of. “We all are in peace here. Here we don't want war,” a woman at the market says, adding that she doesn't want “foreigners” to spark war. “And tell the news that we don't need anything. What we want is for the US to lift the blockade it has put on us in Venezuela. We are free.”
"Blumenthal, who is currently reporting from Venezuela, explained in an earlier interview with RT that many poor Venezuelans believe that their crisis stems from the US sanctions noose and the absence of the billions of dollars that Washington seized or prevented from entering the economy. Meanwhile those who hate Maduro and the whole idea of Chavismo are usually much wealthier people ''“who need humanitarian aid the least.” Blumenthal said that he's not denying that there is an economic crisis here but added that authorities are actively working to help the population."
"Washington, however, appears to be adamant to push its ‘humanitarian aid’ into the country, despite the chaos it caused on the border between Venezuela and Colombia. “What happened yesterday is not going to deter us from getting humanitarian aid into Venezuela,” a senior official with the US administration told reporters on Sunday. On Saturday, the ‘aid convoy’ was blocked by Venezuelan troops and several trucks were torched, reportedly by US-backed opposition activists who were seen preparing Molotov cocktails before the shipments caught fire. US Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce “concrete steps”'' on how the US will try and push in a new batch of ‘aid’ on Monday, while meeting regional leaders in Bogota, Colombia."
[Note: I do not support Nicolas Maduro. The statements from the article are not mine.]https://www.rt.com/news/452325-max-blumenthal-venezuela-food/http://archive.is/Cxt8e
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Rogue Government Testing Out New Cyberweapons By Attacking Online Infrastructure Warns ICANN
Key parts of the internet infrastructure face large-scale attacks that threaten the global system of web traffic, the internet's address keeper warned Friday.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) declared after an emergency meeting "an ongoing and significant risk" to key parts of the infrastructure that affects the domains on which websites reside.
"They are going after the internet infrastructure itself," ICANN chief technology officer David Conrad told AFP.
"There have been targeted attacks in the past, but nothing like this."
The attacks date back as far as 2017 but have sparked growing concerns from security researchers in recent weeks, which prompted the special meeting of ICANN.
The malicious activity targets the Domain Name System or DNS which routes traffic to intended online destinations.
ICANN specialists and others say these attacks have a potential to snoop on data along the way, sneakily send the traffic elsewhere or enable the attackers to impersonate or "spoof" critical websites.
"There isn't a single tool to address this," Conrad said, as ICANN called for an overall hardening of web defenses.
US authorities issued a similar warning last month about the DNS attacks.
"There isn't a single tool to address this," Conrad said, as ICANN called for an overall hardening of web defenses.
US authorities issued a similar warning last month about the DNS attacks.
"This is roughly equivalent to someone lying to the post office about your address, checking your mail, and then hand delivering it to your mailbox," the US Department of Homeland Security said in a recent cybersecurity alert.
"Lots of harmful things could be done to you (or the senders) depending on the content of that mail."https://archive.fo/ZIjvmhttps://sg.news.yahoo.com/warning-issued-over-attacks-internet-infrastructure-231420815.html
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Facebook Has Backdoors In ALL Smartphone Apps, And They Are Stealing ALL User Info
Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including when they want to work on their belly fat or the price of the house they checked out last weekend. Other apps know users’ body weight, blood pressure, menstrual cycles or pregnancy status.
Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook Inc.
The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook
, according to testing done by The Wall Street Journal. The apps often send the data without any prominent or specific disclosure, the testing showed.
It is already known that many smartphone apps send information to Facebook about when users open them, and sometimes what they do inside. Previously unreported is how at least 11 popular apps, totaling tens of millions of downloads, have also been sharing sensitive data entered by users. The findings alarmed some privacy experts who reviewed the Journal’s testing.
Facebook is under scrutiny from Washington and European regulators for how it treats the information of users and nonusers alike. It has been fined for allowing now defunct political-data firm Cambridge Analytica illicit access to users’ data and has drawn criticism for giving companies special access to user records well after it said it had walled off that information.
In the case of apps, the Journal’s testing showed that Facebook software collects data from many apps even if no Facebook account is used to log in and if the end user isn’t a Facebook member.
Facebook said some of the data sharing uncovered by the Journal’s testing appeared to violate its business terms, which instruct app developers not to send it “health, financial information or other categories of sensitive information.”
At the heart of the issue is an analytics tool Facebook offers developers, which allows them to see statistics about their users’ activities—and to target those users with Facebook ads. Facebook has denied this of-course.
Facebook tells its business partners it uses customer data collected from apps to personalize ads and content on Facebook and to conduct market research, among other things. A patent the company applied for in 2015, which was approved last year, describes how data from apps would be stored on Facebook servers where it could be used to help the company’s algorithms target ads and select content to show users.https://archive.fo/UMsh7https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-give-apps-sensitive-personal-information-then-they-tell-facebook-11550851636
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Stupid Trump Wants 5G Blasting Radiation All Across America, What The Hell Is He Thinking?
President Trump has finally hit upon the real issue at the center of the US government's battle with Huawei: It's all about the technology. To wit, one reason why US allies and the UK and Germany have been so hesitant to cut ties with the Chinese telecoms giant is that, as its founder pointed out in a recent interview with Western media, there is no real alternative. US telecoms like Verizon still lag their Chinese rivals when it comes to 5G.
So, in a series of tweets sent Thursday morning, President Trump exclaimed that "I want 5G, and even 6G technology in the United States as soon as possible" and demanded that "American companies must step up their efforts."
I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on.........
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019
And in what sounded like a concession to Huawei (and a tacit acknowledgement of the real motives behind the US's anti-Huawei campaign), Trump said he would like US companies to "win through competition"...implying that this isn't the case presently.
....something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019https://archive.fo/bYL7ihttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-21/trump-i-want-5g-or-even-6g-tech-us-soon-possible
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Man From Venezuela Wants To Warn All American Leftists Their Policies Don't Work Well
While neither ‘Medicare for All’ nor a wealth tax will turn America into Venezuela overnight, all it would take is a series of catastrophic policies.
The first time I couldn’t buy food at the grocery store, I was 15 years old. It was 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela, and I had spent more than an hour in line waiting. When I got to the register, I noticed I had forgotten my ID that day. Without the ID, the government rationing system would not let the supermarket sell my family the full quota of food we needed. It was four days until the government allowed me to buy more.
This was fairly normal for me. All my life, I lived under socialism in Venezuela until I left and came to the United States as a student in 2016. Because the regime in charge imposed price controls and nationalized the most important private industries, production plummeted. No wonder I had to wait hours in lines to buy simple products such as toothpaste or flour.
And the shortages went far beyond the supermarket.
My family and I suffered from blackouts and lack of water. The regime nationalized electricity in 2007 in an effort to make electricity “free.” Unsurprisingly, this resulted in underinvestment in the electrical grid. By 2016, my home lost power roughly once a week.
Our water situation was even worse. Initially, my family didn’t have running water for only about one day per month, but as the years passed we sometimes went several weeks straight without it.
For all these problems, the regime has blamed an iguana, right-wing sabotage and even the weather.
The excuses for these shortages were hollow: In reality, Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world to use for electricity, and three times more fresh water resources per person than the United States. The real reason my family went without water and electricity was the socialist economy instituted by dictators Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro.
The welfare programs, many minimum-wage hikes and nationalizations implemented by their regimes resulted in a colossal government deficit that the central bank covered by simply printing more money — leading to rampant inflation. Now, prices double every few weeks, and the standard of living continues to plummet.I watched what was once one of the richest countries in Latin America gradually fall apart under the weight of big government.
Venezuela has become a country where a woeful number of children suffer from malnutrition, and where working two full-time jobs will pay for only 6 pounds of chicken a month.American liberals embrace same failed policies.https://web.archive.org/web/20190222035805/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-21/venezuela-was-my-home-and-socialism-destroyed-it-slowly-it-will-destroy-america-too
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Zionist Tommy Robinson: “If There Was a War Tomorrow.. I Would be There in the Front Line Fighting for Israel”
"Renegade Editor’s Note: I know this piece is not sympathetic to our cause, but I understand how frustrating it can seem for people in the Middle East when they see all of these “White supremacist” talking heads all over the media praising israel. They want to make it seem like all nationalists who oppose White genocide have to support the state of israel. We need to completely denounce ALL of them
, but unfortunately we have so many shills
that promote people like Tommy Robinson, Richard Spencer, and other “White Zionists” and crypto bolsheviks. For example, former Renegade writer Mike Walsh only has praise for Tommy. Same thing with Kevin MacDonald."
"Far-right, anti-Muslim, self-declared Zionist Tommy Robinson has boasted of his love for Israel in leaked video footage, in which the founder of the English Defence League (EDL) can be seen bragging about “scoring” drugs anywhere in the world. The video – which is thought to have been filmed in Bologna, Italy last month – shows the 35-year-old right-wing activist walking down the street on his own. In the selfie video Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, brags: “No matter where I’ve gone in the world, I score. I will show you tonight.” He then calls for a taxi to visit a pub, presumably to demonstrate that he can access drugs wherever he goes."
"Boasting of his unique talent to “score” Robinson, despite a number of criminal convictions including cocaine possession, says: “I’ve gone to Qatar, I’ve gone to Doha and scored gear on the sesh [a night out] while they’re all praying. In another section of the video, Robison can be seen singing that he is “king of the whole Islam race,” before declaring his love for Israel. The far-right campaigner has become something of a favourite among notorious pro-Israel groups. Some have even admitted to paying for Robinson’s legal costs and “bringing foreign pressure on the UK government to ensure Mr. Robinson’s safety and eventual release”.
"In the video, Robinson gives the impression that his love affair with Israel is paying off by admitting that on occasions he has to “get [his] Zionist card out which says that [he is] a Zionist”, after which he claims he “bought everything”. The footage ends with Robinson saying: “Palestine! F*ck Palestine. Why would you support Palestine,” adding: “If there was a war tomorrow, which probably there would be, I would be there in the front line fighting for Israel”. The footage – released by the Sun – captures the growing bond between the far-right and Israel." [Whining about "racists" removed.]
"Leaders of the far-right – like white nationalist Richard Spencer [bullshit about harboring "Nazi sympathies" removed] gave a ringing endorsement to Israel’s Nation-State Law saying: “I have great admiration for Israel’s nation-state law. Jews are, once again, at the vanguard, rethinking politics and sovereignty for the future, showing a path forward for Europeans.” In another incident, a former Israeli soldier who was a member of Tommy Robinson’s campaign addressed protestors on a London street saying: “no matter what the left call us, I am the world’s proudest Jewish Nazi”. The trend has led to what critics are describing as “the unholy alliance between Israel and alt-right ideologues”. They say that what unites Israel, far-right ideologue Steve Bannon and Spencer more than anything else is their animosity towards the liberal left, Islam and global institutions like the UN, which prioritises a global order based on the rule of law over assertive ethno-religious nationalism."
[Note: The comments in this article are more worth reading.]http://www.renegadetribune.com/zionist-tommy-robinson-if-there-was-a-war-tomorrow-i-would-be-there-in-the-front-line-fighting-for-israel/http://archive.is/ALRhh
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George Soros Revealed as Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Financier
RELATED:https://archive.fo/MnmLu(Commie Cortez Wants Total Government Control Over American's Life, Even Homes)https://archive.fo/okW78(10 Most Insane Requirements Of The Communistic 'Green New Deal')https://archive.fo/gggUx('Green New Deal' Pushed by Democrats Would Cost 3,600 Times The Price of a Border Wall)https://archive.fo/qfxDP(Mass Government Intervention! End Private Transportation! End Consumer Rights!)https://archive.fo/Y1Clh('Green New Deal' Sponsor: Government Should BAN Meat!)
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is backed by a web of far-left activist groups who receive funding from George Soros, according to a new report.
The Green New Deal blueprint was crafted by three far-left organizations and is being pushed by a coalition of well-funded progressive groups linked to Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter.
Breitbart.com reports: https://archive.fo/rswaB
Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez posted an 11-page Google document in the form of a nonbinding legislative resolution that has become the most authoritative version of the Green New Deal, a broad outline for the current conception of the socialist-style plan.
Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution, introduced along with Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), has already been endorsed by more than 45 Democratic representatives. The deal received high-profile endorsements from Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders.
The Green New Deal seeks, as the New Yorker recently put it, “nothing less than a total overhaul of our national infrastructure.”
The utopian deal demands 100 percent of all buildings in the U.S. convert to clean energy, calls for the removal of all greenhouse gases from the entire atmosphere, and includes such non-“green” clauses as a federal jobs guarantee while protecting the right of all workers to organize and unionize.
It also pledges “affordable, safe and adequate housing” for “all people of the United States.”
The wealth-spreading deal aims to “virtually eliminate poverty in the United States and to make prosperity, wealth and economic security available to everyone participating in the transformation.”
The Green New Deal was crafted by Ocasio-Cortez along with three groups — the Sunrise Movement, Justice Democrats and a group calling itself New Consensus.
The New Yorker reported:
The document was written over a single December weekend by the staff of the freshman representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three like-minded progressive groups, none of which existed two years ago: the Sunrise Movement, a grassroots climate organization; the Justice Democrats, which recruits and supports progressive candidates; and an upstart policy shop called the New Consensus.https://archive.fo/ZOUSBhttps://newspunch.com/soros-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-financier/
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Venezuelan Soldiers Open Fire On Civilian Aid Near Brazil Border, Trump Calls For War
PREPARE FOR WWIII, US PETRODOLLAR DEMISE BLAME GAME: >>>/prepare/1
Just hours after Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said a U.S. humanitarian aid convoy for Venezuela could provoke clashes and create a pretext for removing President Nicolas Maduro, a staunch Russian ally, from power by force, The Washington Post reports, according to an eye-witnesses and community leaders, that Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on a group of civilians attempting to keep open a segment of the southern border with Brazil for deliveries of humanitarian aid, leading to multiple injuries and the first fatality.
President Nicolas Maduro had warned that the aid is a pretext for a U.S. intervention and had locked down his nation.
The Washington Post details the deadly events started at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, a military convoy approached a checkpoint set up by an indigenous community in the southern village of Kumarakapai, that rests on the main artery linking Venezuela to Brazil. When the volunteers sought to block the military vehicles by standing in front of them, soldiers began firing assault rifles, wounding at least 12 people, four of them seriously. One woman, Zorayda Rodriguez, 42, was killed.
UPDATE: Americo De Grazia, Deputy of the National Assembly, has confirmed on Twitter that a second person has died in the border clashes.
Notably, Reuters reports that Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday accused the United States and its NATO allies of discussing how to arm the opposition in Venezuela and alleged Washington was deploying special forces and equipment near the South American nation. Moscow cited unspecified information to back its assertion about the plans to arm the opposition, but did not say what that information was or present it.
Of course this now opens the door to more direct US intervention. How long until we get the tweet from Trump that "Maduro is 'massacring' his people so US has an obligation to intervene"?https://archive.ph/eK2Rrhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-22/1-dead-15-injured-venezuelan-soldiers-open-fire-civilians-near-brazil-border-wapo
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Good! US Supreme Court Rules To Limit States' Ability To Seize Property, Impose Fines
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that the Excessive Fines Clause in the 8th Amendment applies to state and local governments.
Announced in an opinion written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her second day back on the bench following a December cancer surgery, the ruling limits states' abilities to seize property and impose fines deemed excessive on citizens who break the law.
"For good reason, the protection against excessive fines has been a constant shield throughout Anglo-American history: Exorbitant tolls undermine other constitutional liberties," wrote Ginsburg, as the court sided with Tyson Timbs of Marion Indiana, whose $42,000 Land Rover SUV was seized by the state following a guilty plea for selling $385 worth of heroin to an undercover detective.
Following a plea bargain, Timbs was sentenced to a year of home detention followed by five years of probation, as well as $1,200 in fees.
"Excessive fines can be used, for example, to retaliate against or chill the speech of political enemies . . . Even absent a political motive, fines may be employed in a measure out of accord with the penal goals of retribution and deterrence."
Timbs drew wide support from civil liberties organizations, according to the Washington Post.
Other USSC Justices were highly critical of property seizures and fines, with Justice Clarence Thomas suggesting that civil forfeitures had become "widespread and highly profitable."
“This system — where police can seize property with limited judicial oversight and retain it for their own use — has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses,” Thomas wrote, referring to reporting by The Washington Post and the New Yorker.
At oral argument, Timbs’s lawyer said the case was a simple matter of “constitutional housekeeping.” -Washington Post
The Constitution's Bill of Rights limits the actions of the federal government - however it has been increasingly applied by the Supreme Court to local governments, particularly under the due-process clause of the 14th Amendment, notes the Post's Robert Barnes.https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-20/us-supreme-court-rules-limit-states-ability-seize-property-impose-fineshttps://web.archive.org/web/20190221033659/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-20/us-supreme-court-rules-limit-states-ability-seize-property-impose-fines
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Good! Trump Admin Pulls Commiefornia Grants Over Failed Train Project That Looted Taxpayers
(Commiefornia Just Built A $10,000,000,000 Train To NO WHERE, Paid For By Taxpayers)
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) says it is exploring legal options to claw back $2.5 billion from California in federal funds which have already been spent on the ill-fated statewide high-speed rail system, according to the New York Times.
The Trump administration is also canceling a $929 million grant which was allocated to the California High-Speed Rail Authority detailed in a letter from DOT, just one week after California Governor Newsom announced that the project had been derailed by cost overruns and numerous delays. Instead of canceling the entire project, however, Newsom announced that the state will focus on finishing the line currently under construction, running 171 miles from Merced to Bakersfield - and could open as soon as 2027.
The decision to yank the grant money and claw back the billions in federal funds comes one day after California filed a lawsuit along with 15 other states challenging President Trump's emergency declaration on the border.
The $77 billion Los Angeles-to-San Francisco bullet train, which has been a goal of California transportation planners for decades, has long faced opposition from Mr. Trump and other Republicans. But on Tuesday morning, the president explicitly tied the rail line to efforts to stymie construction of the Mexican border wall. -New York Times
Trump slammed California's decision to sue, noting on Tuesday over Twitter that "The failed Fast Train project in California, where the cost overruns are becoming world record setting, is hundreds of times more expensive than the desperately needed Wall!"https://archive.fo/E7fvJhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-20/trump-administration-demands-25-billion-repayment-californias-high-speed-rail-fail
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Maduro Closes Border With Brazil To Prevent Regime Change
Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the border with Brazil to be closed in response to opposition leaders vowing to facilitate entry of foreign humanitarian aid, especially US aid shipments, from neighboring nations.
Maduro declared closure of the border during a state television address, in which he also said he's considering shutting down Venezuela's border with Colombia as well. The opposition, led by US-backed Juan Guaido, has said it plans to mount caravans to ensure aid is brought in from both Colombia and Brazil, in order to undermine and otherthrow the Maduro government.
The drastic action is being taken tonight, Maduro said, in order to "protect the people" while further repeating his charge that American attempts to send aid into the country is a US-orchestrated "political show" in order to foment coup against his elected government.
National Assembly head Guaido, meanwhile, has personally vowed to lead a convoy to receive aid shipments from across the Colombian border. "On February 23, humanitarian aid will enter Venezuela one way or another," the self-declared president said earlier this month.
The provocative move to undermine Maduro's power has been acknowledged as just that by the opposition, who've recently openly stated that the "humanitarian channel" is a direct political jab at Caracas. Though the tons of much needed aid, including food and medicine supplies, is reportedly piling up along border points especially in Colombia, it's anything but merely "benevolent" - the opposition acknowledges.
"The impact of the humanitarian aid is highly political," Juan Miguel Matheus, an MP for the opposition told CNN this week. "Our first and primary goal is to provide relief for the Venezuelan population, but after that, with this move we want to checkmate Maduro."
"If the aid gets in, Maduro is shown to have lost control of the situation; if it doesn't get in, we show that Maduro doesn't care for the suffering of the people," he added.https://archive.fo/eC7sphttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-21/maduro-close-border-brazil-protect-people-mulls-colombian-border-closure
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Federal Prosecutors Broke Law In Jeffrey Epstein Child Sex Trafficking Case, Judge Rules
A judge ruled Thursday that federal prosecutors — among them, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta — broke federal law when they signed a plea agreement with a wealthy, politically connected sex trafficker and concealed it from more than 30 of his underage victims.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra, in a 33-page opinion, said that the evidence he reviewed showed that Jeffrey Epstein had been operating an international sex operation in which he and others recruited underage girls — not only in Florida — but from overseas, in violation of federal law.
“Epstein used paid employees to find and bring minor girls to him.,’’ wrote Marra, who is based in Palm Beach County. “Epstein worked in concert with others to obtain minors not only for his own sexual gratification, but also for the sexual gratification of others.’’
Instead of prosecuting Epstein under federal sex trafficking laws, Acosta, then the U.S. attorney in Miami, helped negotiate a non-prosecution agreement that gave Epstein and his co-conspirators immunity from federal prosecution. Epstein, who lived in a Palm Beach mansion, was allowed to quietly plead guilty in state court to two prostitution charges and served just 13 months in the county jail. His accomplices, some of whom have never been identified, were never charged.https://archive.fo/wvxxxhttps://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article226577419.html
Robert Mueller’s FBI was using pedophile Jeffrey Epstein as an informant in 2008.
Jeffrey Epstein is a friend of the Clinton family, who ran the “Lolita Express” to his private island.
Documents released by the FBI pertaining to Clinton-connected pedophile Jeffrey Epstein show that the known child predator had a professional relationship with then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller.https://archive.fo/rf7s7https://milnenews.com/2018/05/24/muellers-fbi-used-jeffrey-epstein-as-an-informant/
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Good! Man Who Refuses to Pay Taxes Until Abortion Is Defunded Wins Huge Court Victory
A Christian man who refuses to pay his taxes until the government stops funding abortion has won an historic lawsuit against the IRS.
Michael Bowman has refused to file a tax return or pay taxes since 1999. “I’m not a tax protester. I love my country,” he told reporters. “I have a duty to my country. I have a duty to my conscience.”
Lifesitenews.com reports: https://archive.fo/5MYBo
The IRS has sent him numerous warnings over unpaid taxes from 2002 to 2014, and in 2012 the Oregon Department of Revenue began garnishing money from Bowman’s bank account. In response, he started cashing out his paychecks and leaving only a minimum balance in his account.
This, federal prosecutors say, constituted “remov[ing] his income from the reach of taxing authorities.” They indicted him for felony tax evasion in the amount of $356,857, as well as four misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns.
Bowman’s attorney, Matthew Schindler, argued that his client was fully transparent every step of the way, from disclosing all of his paychecks to cashing them at his own bank, under his own name.
“Like a player collapsing as they lose Twister, the government has reached too far forward and stretched way too far back,” his motion to dismiss read.
Last week, US District Judge Michael Mosman sided with Bowman on the felony charge, ruling that the feds failed to show he attempted to conceal income or deceive the government. Prosecutors remain free to re-introduce the charge in the future, and are currently weighing whether to do so.https://archive.fo/ceFlahttps://newspunch.com/man-refuses-pay-taxes-abortion-is-defunded-wins-court-victory/
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Deliberate Destabilization: 25 Dangerous MS-13 Gang Members Caught Travelling in Migrant Caravan
DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/endpol/1127
At least 25 MS-13 gang members were apprehended from an invasion heading to the United States, immigration officials said Tuesday.
Ten gang members were were first spotted when the caravan arrived in Piedras Negras, Mexico, two weeks ago across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas.
Foxnews.com reports: https://archive.fo/pVKhO
But after warehouse scuffles with police last week, officials discovered and deported 15 additional MS-13 “agitators,” INM Media Deputy Director Aline Juarez told Fox News.
In addition to the gang members, a total of 70 Central American invaders have been deported to their home countries, while about 1,500 have been granted humanitarian visas to move freely within Mexico.
News of the deportations was first reported by Mexican state news agency Notimex. The news agency reported that deportations came after issues at a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras.
On Saturday, officials said the shelter where hundreds of Central American invaders have been confined would be closed by Wednesday.
Coahuila State Public Safety Secretary Jose Luis Pliego told the Associated Press that authorities have taken some 400 invaders to neighboring states such as Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas to be incorporated into the workforce, while others may seek other options to try to cross into the United States.
Some invaders still at the shelter said they were not being allowed to come and go despite holding the permits, and they hope to leave as soon as possible for fear of possible deportation.
“I don’t feel safe here,” Donaldo, a Honduran migrant who declined to give his last name, told the AP.
The invaders have wanted to appear at the U.S. border to apply for asylum, but only about a dozen per day have been allowed to do so.https://archive.fo/4kz7Bhttps://newspunch.com/25-ms-13-gang-members-travelling-migrant-caravan/
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THE EU SEEKS TO DESTROY THE INTERNET
THE EU SEEKS TO DESTROY THE INTERNEThttps://archive.fo/Y6iclhttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/final-version-eus-copyright-directive-worst-one-yethttps://saveyourinternet.eu/
Despite ringing denunciations from small EU tech businesses, giant EU entertainment companies, artists' groups, technical experts, and human rights experts, and the largest body of concerned citizens in EU history, the EU has concluded its "trilogues" on the new Copyright Directive, striking a deal that—amazingly—is worse than any in the Directive's sordid history.
The Copyright Directive was always a grab bag of updates to EU copyright rules—which are long overdue for an overhaul, given that it's been 18 years since the last set of rules were ratified. Some of its clauses gave artists and scientists much-needed protections: artists were to be protected from the worst ripoffs by entertainment companies, and scientists could use copyrighted works as raw material for various kinds of data analysis and scholarship.
Both of these clauses have now been gutted to the point of uselessness, leaving the giant entertainment companies with unchecked power to exploit creators and arbitrarily hold back scientific research.
Having dispensed with some of the most positive versions of the Directive, the trilogues have also managed to make the (unbelievably dreadful) bad components of the Directive even worse.
Under the final text, any online community, platform or service that has existed for three or more years, or is making €10,000,001/year or more, is responsible for ensuring that no user ever posts anything that infringes copyright, even momentarily. This is impossible, and the closest any service can come to it is spending hundreds of millions of euros to develop automated copyright filters. Those filters will subject all communications of every European to interception and arbitrary censorship if a black-box algorithm decides their text, pictures, sounds or videos are a match for a known copyrighted work. They are a gift to fraudsters and criminals, to say nothing of censors, both government and private.These filters are unaffordable by all but the largest tech companies, all based in the USA
, and the only way Europe's homegrown tech sector can avoid the obligation to deploy them is to stay under ten million euros per year in revenue, and also shut down after three years.America's Big Tech companies would certainly love to install these filters, the possibility of being able to grow unchecked, without having to contend with European competitors, is a pretty good second prize (which is why some of the biggest US tech companies have secretly lobbied for filters).YES. BIG TECH IS RUINING THE INTERNET.
Amazingly, the tiny, useless exceptions in Article 13 are too generous for the entertainment industry lobby, and so politicians have given them a gift to ease the pain: under the final text, every online community, service or platform is required to make "best efforts" to license anything their users might conceivably upload, meaning that they have to buy virtually anything any copyright holder offers to sell them, at any price, on pain of being liable for infringement if a user later uploads that work.
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Police State USSA: Trump Signs Law That Allows FBI To Collect DNA of Citizens
President Donald Trump has signed the Rapid DNA Act into law which means the police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime.
The law, which was signed in 2017 and comes into effect this year, will require several states to connect Rapid DNA machines to Codis – the national DNA database controlled by the FBI.
These machines, which are portable and about the same size as a desktop printer, are expected to become as routine a process as taking fingerprints.
Speaking to Daily Star Online, he said: “The fact of the matter is that these machines are not full-proof.
“But we could look at a situation in which someone could be arrested, have their mouth swabbed and then be charged within hours after generating a DNA profile.
“We are looking at the erosion of the concept of innocent before proven guilty because it will allow police to go on fishing expeditions.
“When you sit on a park bench, you shed DNA. That is now up for grabs by police who could swab it, and run it through a DNA database. If they find a match, or if misconduct occurred anywhere in the vicinity where your DNA was found, you might find yourself charged with a crime you never committed merely because you happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.https://archive.fo/ac46Ihttps://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/758713/fbi-dna-file-rapid-dna-act-donald-trump-rutherford-institute-john-whitehead
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Top Biochemistry Professor Warns That 5G Has Never Been Tested For Human Safety
Implementing 5G across the country is one of the most dangerous and stupidest ideas in the history of the world, a top biochemistry professor has warned.
According to a recent report by Dr. Martin L. Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, 5G poses a massive health risk for EU, U.S. and international health.
He states that “Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety has got to be about the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.”
Collective-evolution.com reports: https://archive.fo/H19qB
That report goes through a lot of science, which only adds to all of the science that’s already available regarding the harmful effects of 5G technology. If you’re looking for more information, I often point people toward the Environmental Health Trust because it’s a great resource that gives you access to more science.
This is not new information. For years, numerous studies have been published proving the health concerns regarding 5G technology and hundreds of scientists have petitioned the United Nations about them. These initiatives started as a result of the work done by Dr. Marin Blank from Columbia University’s Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics.
According to him, with regards to wireless radiation in general:
“We have created something that is harming us, and it is getting out of control. Before Edison’s light bulb there was very little electromagnetic radiation in our environment. The levels today are very many times higher than natural background levels, and are growing rapidly because of all the new devices that emit this radiation. Putting it bluntly they are damaging the living cells in our bodies and killing many of us prematurely.”
Again, it’s unbelievable that these technologies are being rolled out without any safety testing done. How is this even allowed to happen? The thing is, if there was safety testing done, there would likely be no changes made anyways, and these corporations would be allowed to rollout and utilize these technologies.https://archive.fo/nUQ84https://newspunch.com/5g-stupidest-idea-world-washington-professor/
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Trump Administration Launches Global Effort to Obaminate The World With Faggotry
BERLIN — The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it's still illegal to be gay, U.S. officials tell NBC News, a bid aimed in part at denouncing Iran over its human rights record.
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump administration, is leading the effort, which kicks off Tuesday evening in Berlin. The U.S. embassy is flying in LGBT activists from across Europe for a strategy dinner to plan to push for decriminalization in places that still outlaw homosexuality — mostly concentrated in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.
“It is concerning that, in the 21st century, some 70 countries continue to have laws that criminalize LGBTI status or conduct,” said a U.S. official involved in organizing the event.
Although the decriminalization strategy is still being hashed out, officials say it’s likely to include working with global organizations like the United Nations, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, as well as other countries whose laws already allow for gay rights. Other U.S. embassies and diplomatic posts throughout Europe, including the U.S. Mission to the E.U., are involved, as is the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.http://archive.is/4AS2Xhttps://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-administration-launches-global-effort-end-criminalization-homosexuality-n973081
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End Times Near! Biblical Locust Invasions Spark UN Warning
BE PREPARED: >>>/prepare/1
Massive swarms of locusts are bearing down on Saudi Arabia and Egypt as they spread rapidly along the shores of the Red Sea, the United Nations has warned. Breeding along the coasts of Eritrea and Sudan, the swarms are spreading farther afield, with at least one having crossed over the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia in mid-January and more a week later. Swarms also went north along the Red Sea towards Egypt.
The UN is calling on countries in the flight path to step up vigilance and take precautions.
“Good rains along the Red Sea coastal plains in Eritrea and Sudan have allowed two generations of breeding since October, leading to a substantial increase in locust populations and the formation of highly mobile swarms,” the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Friday.
Adult locusts can eat their body weight in fresh vegetation every day and the FAO warned that even a small swarm can eat enough food for 35,000 people in just 24 hours.
A female locust is able to lay around 300 eggs in her short life, meaning swarms can measure miles wide and be made up of hundreds of millions of individuals. They can strip the land bare as they fly through.
Tackling swarms is also made difficult because they are highly mobile and able to fly up to 150 kilometres a day.
“The devastating impact locusts can have on crops poses a major threat to food security, especially in already vulnerable areas,” the FAO said.https://archive.ph/Kzgsohttp://strangesounds.org/2019/02/locust-invasion-un-uae-saudi-arabia-egypt.html
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Land of The Slaves? Arizona's Despots Push For Forced DNA Theft, And Wants YOU To Pay For It!
Arizona could soon be one of the first states in Modern USSA to maintain a massive statewide DNA database.
And if the proposed legislation passes, many people — from parent school volunteers and teachers to real estate agents and foster parents — will have no choice but to give up their DNA.
Under Senate Bill 1475, DNA must be collected from anyone who has to be fingerprinted by the state for a job, to volunteer in certain positions or for a myriad of other reasons.
The bill would even authorize the medical examiner's office to take DNA from any bodies that come into their possession.
The Department of Public Safety would maintain the collected DNA alongside the person's name, social security number, date of birth and last known address.
Any DNA in the database could be accessed and used by law enforcement in a criminal investigation. It could also be shared with other government agencies across the country for licensing, death registration, to identify a missing person or to determine someone's real name.
It could also be provided to someone conducting "legitimate research."
A $250 fee could be collected from a person who submits biological samples, according to the bill.
No other state has anything this totalitarian in place, according to David Kaye, an associate dean for research at Penn State University who studies genetics and its application in law.https://archive.fo/UCybohttps://eu.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2019/02/19/arizona-bill-would-create-massive-statewide-dna-database/2873930002/
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Bad Karma: Investors Panic After US Fund Manager Arrested In Russia
One of Russia's most well-respected foreign investors, private equity baron Michael Calvey, has run the Russia focused investment fund, Baring Vostok, since 1994, and has never shied away from touting his ability to work with government officials. Now, he's sitting in a Moscow jail cell, and, as both Bloomberg and the Financial Times have reported this week, other foreign investors are suddenly panicking, wondering what this means for their business in Moscow, or if they too could be subject to arrest and scrutiny of the country's KGB-successor agency, the FSB, if they are ever embroiled in what should be a civil business dispute over a few million dollars.
Calvey, a fluent Russian speaker who founded the Russia-based private equity, he has been one of the few foreigners to hang on to his business in Russia following the 2014 blacklisting of Russia by the west after the escalation in hostilities with Ukraine. While Russia has had some success attracting investments from China and the Persian Gulf states, the pullout of US investors has led FBI to shrink from $27.1 billion in 2017 to $1.9 billion last year, according to the Russian central bank.
That's down from $79 billion in 2013. Some of the more adventurous US-based private equity funds like Blackstone and TPG ended their attempts to invest in Moscow after the US sanctions. But through it all, Calvey - who is a US citizen - stuck around, continuing to invest in small and medium-sized companies - his firm's specialty.
In December of 2014, the FT reported that Calvey had said he saw investment opportunities amid the chaos. "We are practically the only people still buying Russian assets, so it seems like it could be a good cycle for investment,” he said. "Of course, we need to convince our (investors) to be patient."
Calvey said that he and five other Baring partners had conspired to defraud Vostochny Bank, a Baring-owned top-30 lender that focuses on Russia’s Far East, of $38 million. Calvey, of course, has denied wrongdoing, telling the court that the charges were part of a long-running dispute with minority shareholders Artem Avetisyan and Sherzod Yusupov over control of the bank.
The arrest came less than a week after Yusupov filed a complaint with the FSB about Calvey, though he and the agency have denied that the charges are linked to the complaint.
Calvey’s legal troubles stem from a dispute with other shareholders at Bank Vostochny Express, a consumer lender that the fund bought a stake in almost a decade ago in a bet on the rising retail market. The bank ran into trouble in recent years as the economy fell into recession and was merged with one owned by Artem Avetisyan, a Russian investor known for ties to the security services and his role in government advisory panels on improving the business climate.
When the central bank late last year ordered the bank to come up with more capital to cover its weak loan portfolio, Calvey’s fund and the other shareholders couldn’t agree on who would put in the equity. Baring Vostok sued the others in London, accusing them of stripping assets from the bank they contributed to the merger. Avetisyan didn’t respond to requests for comment.https://archive.fo/SVWJmhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-19/foreign-investors-alarmed-arrest-us-fund-manager-russia
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DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: Cartel Ambushes Mexican Soldiers Near Texas Border
DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/endpol/1127
An ambush by gunmen from a faction of Los Zetas killed one Mexican soldier and injured two others in Nuevo Laredo. Three attackers working for a convicted terrorist also died in the incident just south of Laredo, Texas.
Mexican military officials have not released any information on the attack, however unofficial sources with direct knowledge revealed to Breitbart News the attack took place along the highway that connects Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey. Moving in various SUVs, a team of gunmen with the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas attacked a convoy of soldiers patrolling the streets of Nuevo Laredo. The shooters killed one army lieutenant and injured two others.
Citizen journalists using the Twitter account @Lpueblo2 or La Voz Del Pueblo (“The People’s Voice”) warned residents away from the Palmares neighborhood when the ambush began. A video recording shared by @Lpueblo2 captured the sounds of the clash as the two sides exchanged gunfire.
Under the leadership of convicted terrorist Hector Raul “El Tory” Luna Luna, the CDN has once again advanced their tactic of silencing local news outlets to keep the organization out of public view. None of the local news outlets in Nuevo Laredo reported on the weekend shootout. El Tory, the operational leader for the CDN, is wanted in the U.S. for a grenade attack against the American consulate in Monterrey. The CDN is working to inspire terror throughout the border states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon by dumping ice chests with human remains and written threats to rivals.https://archive.fo/VP2Behttps://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/02/18/mexican-cartel-ambushes-soldiers-near-texas-border/
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South Korea Bans VPNs and HTTPS Web Encryption Access, Rumors of Civil War Brewing
The ruling party has recently become very agitated on the subject of "Fake News", i.e. content that criticizes their policies and behavior. Particularly content that puts the corrupt behavior of ruling party lawmakers under scrutiny and expresses alarm about the Moon government's North Korea policy.
Some of the info spreading on chans:>https banned, VPNs blocked>Literal protests on the street against this shit ban>Supreme Court jailed for taking bribes from Japan>Moon Regime is currently supporting Megalia and Womad (Literal Feminazi websites)>South Korea’s jobless rate soars to 9-year high>South Korea is Censoring the Internet (even more) by Snooping on SNI Traffic>South Korea governor and ally of President Moon Jae-in jailed for election opinion rigging>Massive approval rating drop from 83 % to 29.4% from young men and an overall drop from 87% to 48%>Law that allows women to accuse men of rape and get away with it scot free>Currently reassessing whether abortion should be illegal or not
In 2017, South Korea banned cryptocurrency:https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/28/south-korea-bans-all-new-cryptocurrency-sales.html
Video about them banning HTTPS: https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZeHC-XGS1kc [Embed]
The Republic of Korea is being used as a test case for the kikes to censor sites such as this.
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Heavy Metal Confronts Its Nazi Problem
Among bands that are said today to fall into the category of N.S.B.M., as it is often called, are М8Л8ТХ, from Russia, whose fans have given Nazi salutes during performances; a Finnish band, Goatmoon, which has performed in front of a backdrop resembling a Nazi flag; and Der Stürmer, from Greece, which shares a name with an anti-Semitic German newspaper whose editor, Julius Streicher, was convicted during the Nuremberg trials and then executed. Those bands and others, including Stahlfront, Sunwheel, Absurd, and Dark Fury, performed in December at the Asgardsrei festival, in Kiev, where Nazi-style displays abounded.
Because N.S.B.M. is a label that few bands are eager to embrace, deciding who ought to be categorized that way has often been a matter of debate. In the past few years, leftists have attempted to halt shows by metal bands whom they accuse of promoting Fascism or racism. In many cases, bands have countered that they have been mischaracterized, or that accusations are based upon past associations that have since been abandoned. In 2016, organizers of the Messe des Morts festival, in Montreal, cancelled an appearance by the Polish band Graveland after an Antifa group announced plans for a confrontational protest. The band responded on its Web site by writing, “Graveland is not NSBM!” Last year, the Norwegian band Taake cancelled its American tour dates after anti-Fascists posted photographs on social media of the band’s leader with a swastika image on his chest, along with the phone numbers of the venues where the band was to play. Taake denied that it had anything to do with Nazism, and accused its critics, including the rapper Talib Kweli, who cancelled a show at a club in Kansas City that had booked the band, of taking part in a witch hunt.
The announcements for the Black Flags shows, which also included performances by Racetraitor, Cloud Rat, Dawn Ray’d, and others, portrayed the rejection of far-right metal as an urgent issue, saying, in part, “The worldwide rise of violent white supremacy and fascism has put every one of us—but especially those in marginalized communities—at risk, and metal should not be allowed to become a breeding ground for right-wing extremism. . . . This festival is for those of us who reject and push back against that poison—who adhere to the mantra that ‘Metal is for everyone (except Nazis),’ and who are committed to cleaning up our own backyard.”
Kelly said that, because metal fans are part of a close-knit community, some may see criticism as an effort by outside forces to sanitize or change what they hold dear. One reason to organize the festival, she said, was to give metal fans and anti-Fascists a chance to see that there were areas where they could overlap. “I just wanted to show people that you can have militant politics and you can be a metalhead, and those things don’t have to be mutually exclusive at all,” she said. “I don’t understand how you can love something deeply, the way I love heavy metal, and not want it to be the best it can be, and how you would not want to share it with as many people as possible.”https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/heavy-metal-confronts-its-nazi-problem
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Commiefornia Just Built A $10,000,000,000 Train To NO WHERE, Paid For By Taxpayers
A decade ago California voters approved a $10 billion bond measure to build a 520-mile high-speed train that would supposedly take riders from San Francisco to Los Angeles in two hours and 40 minutes. The choo-choo’s supporters vowed that the federal government and private investors would foot most of the estimated $33 billion bill, and the referendum explicitly stated there would be no subsidy. President Trump’s promise to make Mexico pay for a border wall was more believable.
The Obama Administration chipped in $3.5 billion on the condition the first 160-mile segment be built in the San Joaquin Valley district of Democratic Rep. Jim Costa, a longtime bullet-train supporter who provided a critical vote for ObamaCare. Former Gov. Jerry Brown made the train his special legacy project, his contribution at taxpayer expense to the illusion of stopping climate change. His people sent letter after letter claiming that our editorials were mistaken.
Our criticisms have now been validated by none other than Mr. Newsom. Cost projections for the train have soared to around $80 billion amid litigation, engineering challenges and ordinary government morass. Private investors have run the other way. The state rail authority has spent more than $5 billion acquiring and destroying hundreds of properties but not yet laid tracks.
Taxpayers have lost patience, and Mr. Newsom stated the obvious on Tuesday that “there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to LA.”
The new Governor is thus proposing to finish the initial planned route from Merced to Bakersfield, now with the stated goal of revitalizing rural areas that have been parched due to water rationing.
Liberals envision that the bullet train will someday turn Fresno and Merced into Silicon Valley suburbs and ease the Bay Area’s housing shortage. But this too is a dream. As economic consultants William Grindley and Bill Warren document in a recent study, a worker who lives in Fresno would spend 10 hours and 20 minutes each day commuting to San Jose at a cost of $154 round trip—assuming no subsidies.
California’s bullet train provides a miniature model of the Green New Deal. Alas, the main reason liberals like Mr. Newsom are likely turning against it is they are eager to redirect taxpayer money to entitlements and other green largesse.https://archive.fo/ej5x8https://www.wsj.com/articles/death-of-a-california-dream-11550101090
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Chinese Data Leak Reveals Millions Of People Actively Tracked By Surveillance Network
Learn Proper OPSEC: https://archive.fo/isnXt
A data leak discovered by a Dutch internet expert has revealed over 2.5 million people who are under active surveillance by a Chinese government contractor, reports Reuters.
An exposed database maintained by Shenzhen-based facial-recognition technology company SenseNets Technology revealed ID card numbers, birth dates and location data which went unprotected for months, according to Victor Gevers, co-founder of GDI.Foundation - a nonprofit organization which hunts for critical vulnerabilities around the internet.
Exposed data also showed about 6.7 million location data points linked to the people which were gathered within 24 hours, tagged with descriptions such as “mosque”, “hotel,” “internet cafe” and other places where surveillance cameras were likely to be found. -Reuters
"It was fully open and anyone without authentication had full administrative rights. You could go in the database and create, read, update and delete anything," said Gevers.
SenseNets contracts with police departments across China, and is a subsidiary of Shenzhen-listed NetPosa Technologies Ltc, which has offices in several Chinese provinces and regions, including Xinjiang.
Gevers said GDI.Foundation immediately alerted SenseNets to the vulnerability. While they did not respond, they took steps to secure the database.
Beijing has been at the forefront of facial recognition technology, such as their "SkyNet" system deployed in over 16 provinces, cities and autonomous regions which can instantly scan faces and compare them to a database of criminal suspects at a speed of 3 billion times per second, according to People's Daily.https://archive.fo/i5cXyhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-17/chinese-data-leak-reveals-millions-people-actively-tracked-surveillance-network
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Trump Is Using Obama’s National Emergency on Mexican Cartels to Build Border Wall
President Trump is using Barack Obama’s previous national emergency on Mexican drug cartels to fund the border wall.
Despite the media hysteria over Trump’s declaration on Friday, presidents have routinely declared emergencies for nearly 50 years.
Thegatewaypundit.com reports: https://archive.fo/f7OJ3
Barack Obama declared 13 national emergencies, 11 of which continue to this day.
The Obama emergencies included the Swine Flu, Flint water crisis and Iran.
And Obama declared the Mexican drug cartels a national emergency in 2011.
Congress believes President Trump has $21 billion in unobligated military construction funding money available for the border wall with Mexico.
Now this was mostly ignored by the liberal media.
President Trump is using Barack Obama’s previous national emergency on Mexican drug cartels to get funding for the border wall.
Via Law and Crime: https://archive.fo/ERW6g
As it turns out, back in 2011 then-President Barack Obama issued an executive order “blocking property of transnational criminal organizations organizations.” Obama cited his authority as granted through the Constitution to invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, and the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1601. The latter is the same legislation that Trump is citing to get funding for the wall to achieve his immigration reform goals. That executive order targeted a number of criminal organizations, including the Mexican Los Zetas cartel, an ally of the MS-13 gang President Trump has regularly called out as a danger to Americans.
“Drugs, gangs and people — an invasion,” Trump said on Friday. “We have an invasion coming into this country.”
Trump all but thanked his predecessor on Friday.https://archive.fo/qQ9Vlhttps://newspunch.com/trump-using-obamas-national-emergency-mexican-cartels-build-border-wall/
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The Beautiful NRA Russian Spy who didn't come in from the cold
The Russian Spy who wasn't.https://newrepublic.com/article/153036/maria-butina-profile-wasnt-russian-spy>The U.S. government went looking for someone to blame for Russia's interference in the 2016 election—and found Maria Butina, the perfect scapegoat. >Yet a close examination of Butina’s case suggests that it is not so. Butina is simply an idealistic young Russian, born in the last days of the Soviet Union, raised in the new world of capitalism, and hoping to contribute to a better understanding between two countries while pursuing a career in international relations. Fluent in English and interested in expanding gun rights in Russia, she met with Americans in Moscow and on frequent trips to the United States, forging ties with members of the National Rifle Association, important figures within the conservative movement, and aspiring politicians. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to do what I could, as an unpaid private citizen, not a government employee, to help bring our two countries together,” she told me.>The government’s case against Butina is extremely flimsy and appears to have been driven largely by a desire for publicity.>Despite the lack of evidence against Butina, however, prosecutors—abetted by an uncritical media willing to buy into the idea of a Russian agent infiltrating conservative political circles—were intent on getting a win. In the context of the Mueller investigation, and in the environment that arose after Trump’s election, an idealistic young Russian meeting with influential American political figures sounded enough like a spy to move forward.
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Karl Marx Statue Vandalized AGAIN, Second Time In One Month
Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate Cemetery, London, has been defaced with anti-Communist graffiti, branding the dead thinker an “architect of genocide”.
Marx intellectual is memorialised with a huge stone plinth in the cemetery, crowned by a huge bust of his head.
An unidentified individual or individuals defaced the plinth with red spraypaint, reading “Memorial to Bolshevik Holocaust”, “66,000,000 DEAD”, “Architect of Genocide, terror + oppression, Mass Murder”, “Ideology of Starving”, and “Doctrine of HATE”.
The German Jewish intellectual played no direct role in the notoriously bloodstained communist revolutions and one-party regimes of the 20th century, dying in England in 1883 — but his writings are regarded by many as having given licence to the methods employed by his later acolytes.
For example, he wrote in 1849 that “there is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terror”, warning his opponents: “We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror.”
These words were taken very much to heart by Soviet leaders Vladimir Ulyanov (Vladimir Lenin), Lev Bronstein (Leon Trotsky), and Joseph Jugashvili (Joseph Stalin) when they implemented Marx’s plan for a “dictatorship of the proletariat” under a Communist “vanguard” in the former Russian Empire.
Vandals back at Marx Memorial, Highgate Cemetery. Red paint this time, plus the marble tablet smashed up. Senseless. Stupid. Ignorant. Whatever you think about Marx's legacy, this is not the way to make the point. pic.twitter.com/hGKBMYGWNy
— Highgate Cemetery (@HighgateCemeter) February 16, 2019
The defacing is the second act of vandalism against Marx’s gravesite in a month, with Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust chief executive Ian Dungavell, having described the first attack on his monument, in which a plaque was damaged with a hammer, as “very upsetting”.https://archive.fo/fHKo5https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/02/16/architect-of-genocide-vandals-deface-karl-marxs-english-grave/
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Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner Transcripts Sent to Mueller for Possible Perjury Investigation
The House Intelligence Committee voted on Wednesday to provide testimonies from more than 50 witnesses related to the Russia investigation—including Donald Trump Jr. and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner—to the Department of Justice and special counsel Robert Mueller.
The move will allow Mueller to formally pursue perjury or obstruction charges against Trump Jr. and Kushner if he finds that either one lied to Congress. Democrats on the committee have previously said that based on comparing prior testimony to subsequent media reports and indictments of Trump associates, they believe the pair could have lied when discussing Russia-related matters in connection with the 2016 campaign.
“The special counsel’s office, the Justice Department and its elements will now have access to those transcripts for any purpose which will facilitate justice,” said Democrat Adam Schiff, the committee chairman.
Stemming from Mueller's Russia probe, two former Trump confidants–Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, and Roger Stone, his longtime adviser–have been charged with lying to Congress, among other things.
Democrats have been planning for some time to provide the transcripts to federal investigators and would have done so sooner, had it not been for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s delay in appointing GOP members to the committee. The lack of Republicans stymied any official business the committee could conduct, and Democrats were beginning to believe the weeks-long delay was an effort to thwart any progress on Russia-related investigations.https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-jr-jared-kushner-mueller-transcripts-1320575
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Taiwan 'bikini hiker' freezes to death
Taiwanese rescue teams are trying to retrieve the body of a hiker who became famous on social media for taking selfies on top of mountain peaks dressed in a bikini.
Gigi Wu - dubbed the "Bikini Climber" by fans - used a satellite phone on Saturday to tell friends she had fallen down a ravine in Taiwan's Yushan national park and badly injured herself. Rescue helicopters struggled to reach her because of bad weather and officials eventually located her lifeless body on Monday.
Officials said Wu had told friends she was taking a selfie in her bikini when she stepped too close to the cliff edge and it gave way and she tumbled to the bottom.
She was unable to move the lower half of her body after the fall of some 20-30 metres (65-100 feet) but was able to give her coordinates.
New Taipei City native Wu, 36, built up a sizeable social media following through photos of herself at the top of mountains dressed in bikinis.
She usually wore hiking clothes to scale the mountains, only changing into a bikini once she reached the top.https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/22/taiwan-bikini-hiker-freezes-death-falling-ravine-solo-climb/
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Measles outbreak: Anti-vaccination misinformation fueled by Russian propagandists
So-called “anti-vaxxers” are part of a homegrown fringe movement, one that is suspicious of scientific data about the safety and efficacy of vaccinations. But they unwittingly have been getting overseas help in recent years.
Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t trying to mess only with America’s elections. He has set loose his undercover opinion manipulators to promote fear of vaccines and set pro- and anti-vaccination Americans against one another, a recent study concluded.
The overarching objective in this ongoing offensive: to divide and terrify Americans – and win a second Cold War.
For the most part, Russia has taken this fight to where we live: on social media.
“Compared with average users, Russian trolls, sophisticated bots and ‘content polluters’ tweeted about vaccination at higher rates,” the study concluded last fall. The research, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that “[a]ccounts masquerading as legitimate users create false equivalency, eroding public consensus on vaccination.”
An example of a “disinformation” tweet: "Did you know there was a secret government database of #Vaccine-damaged child? #VaccinateUS."https://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/2019/02/measles-outbreak-anti-vaccination-misinformation-fueled-by-russian-propagandists-study-finds.html
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Mueller subpoenas 2nd former Cambridge Analytica employee
Brittany Kaiser, a former director at Cambridge Analytica, has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation regarding possible links between President Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russian government, The Guardian reports.
The big picture: Kaiser is the second former employee from Cambridge Analytica, a now-shuttered, Trump-linked British analytics firm that harvested the data of millions of Facebook users, to be drawn into Mueller's probe. Kaiser told The Guardian that the subpoena came after a report that she'd visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in February 2017 to discuss the results of the 2016 election while still employed by the firm.https://www.axios.com/mueller-investigation-cambridge-analytica-subpoena-785ff8ee-2c23-45f7-8c39-7e223880a348.html
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Washington Confirms Link Between Roundup and 40 Percent Cancer Risk
A new large-scale study has found that exposure to the chemical glyphosate – the main ingredient in week-killer Roundup – increases the risk of getting cancer by over 40 percent.
According to researchers at the University of Washington, a meta-analysis of studies published between 2001 and 2018 found that glyphosate may have led to the cancers of millions of people.
Yahoo News reports: https://archive.fo/zBB1y
The findings, published in the online journal Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research, suggested that the link between glyphosate and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is stronger than previously reported, with exposure to chemical linked with a 41 percent increased risk of developing the disease.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1383574218300887?via%3Dihub
“Our analysis focused on providing the best possible answer to the question of whether or not glyphosate is carcinogenic,” added senior author Lianne Sheppard. “As a result of this research, I am even more convinced that it is.”
The team noted that previous reviews have produced mixed results about whether glyphosate is linked to an increased risk of cancer in humans.
However, they also added that the findings are consistent with results found in previous meta-analyses, with co-author Rachel Shaffer commenting that, “This research provides the most up-to-date analysis of glyphosate and its link with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, incorporating a 2018 study of more than 54,000 people who work as licensed pesticide applicators.”
“These findings are aligned with a prior assessment from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which classified glyphosate as a ‘probable human carcinogen’ in 2015.”
The authors also acknowledged that their review shows a higher risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, which they say may be due to the fact that they focused on the highest exposure groups.
Glyphosate is the most widely used broad-spectrum systemic herbicide in the world, and was first introduced as a herbicide in 1974. Its use in the agricultural industry has increased rapidly since then, but it has come under intense scrutiny in recent months due to concerns that it can increase the risk of cancer in those exposed to it.https://archive.fo/hzDLphttps://newspunch.com/washington-link-roundup-40-percent-cancer-risk/
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Govt Subsidized Amazon Wants To Control Electronics Inside Our Homes To SPY On US
Amazon acquired another startup this week, the maker of the tech product Eero, a mesh router that improves dead Wi-Fi spots in the home. To that, you might have said, fuck them they can fuck off!
Sure, it's just another purchase by the world's largest online retailer. But, more importantly, it's an indication of how Amazon wants to go further than just making our homes "smart." In reality, spy beacons to steal personal data and sell it to other corporations and allowing government access into our lives.
Think about it for a minute.
Your guests are greeted at the door with a camera spybell from Ring, a company Amazon bought in 2018. They enter a living room where an Amazon Echo speaker as it records voices.
Then they head to the kitchen, where an Amazon microwave fries your brain with WiFi frequencies bought at Amazon-owned Whole Foods, naturally, as you guzzle down toxic soda and GMO waste, as the Amazon Fire TV Edition television records all the footage to sell to third parties, with hackers and spooks snooping in.
You ask Alexa to dim the 'smart' lights, and suddenly the lights start to flicker. Don't worry, those are just hackers playing pranks on you.
And the Wi-Fi, the guts of the system, without which none of the other products could operate
, is being controlled by the latest device bought by Amazon, the Eero.
Are you comfortable with Amazon controlling so much of your home? On Twitter, some weren't this week.
"Terrible news," @RickWilliams wrote in a tweet. "I liked that they (Eero) seemed privacy conscious and were very responsive. Now they are going to be owned by one of the biggest data suckers out there. Scares me a bit."
"This is terrible news for my privacy concerns," tweeted @SteveRiggins to Eero. "I don’t let Alexa in my house for those reasons and now you back doored me."
Well, no shit goyim!https://www.ussatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2019/02/16/amazon-looks-control-your-smart-home-echo-ring-eero-and-more/2875867002/
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BBC Producer's Syria Bombshell: Douma "Gas Attack" Footage Was Staged
"Now approaching nearly a year after the April 7, 2018 alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria — which the White House used as a pretext to bomb Syrian government facilities and bases throughout Damascus — a BBC reporter who investigated the incident on the ground has issued public statements saying the "Assad sarin attack" on Douma was indeed "staged". Riam Dalati is a well-known BBC Syria producer who has long reported from the region. He shocked his nearly 20,000 twitter followers on Wednesday, which includes other mainstream journalists from major outlets, by stating that after a "six month investigation" he has concluded, "I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged."
"The "hospital scene" is a reference to part of the horrid footage played over and over again on international networks showing children in a Douma hospital being hosed off and treated by doctors and White Helmets personnel as victims of the alleged chemical attack. The BBC's Dalati stated on Wednesday: "After almost 6 months of investigations, I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged. No fatalities occurred in the hospital." He noted he had interviewed a number of White Helmets and opposition activists while reaching that conclusion."
"Tragic and gruesome images of what appeared the "gassed" corpses of young children and women strewn about an apartment building, were recycled endlessly in mainstream media at the time, which the Trump administration referenced in its decision to strike Damascus with some 100 Tomahawk cruise missiles. Russia is now demanding that the BBC produce the results of its investigation for Moscow to review and evaluate. The BBC's Dalati made the statements in response to a lengthy investigative report by James Harkin writing for The Intercept. Harkin had examined the scenes and physical environs of the alleged Douma attack and interviewed eyewitnesses on site. His report paints a complex picture of propaganda and deeply compromised rebel sources such as Saudi-backed Jaish al Islam, which had control of Douma amidst a Syrian government onslaught to retake the town."
"The Intercept report also highlighted the fact that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons investigation flatly contradicted Washington's claims that sarin had been used. Instead, "samples collected at both locations turned up 'various chlorinated organic chemicals' along with 'the residues of explosive' — not quite the same thing as saying that chlorine had been used as a chemical weapon..." according to the report. Interestingly, the BBC's Dalati had actually first hinted he knew that elements surrounding the Douma attack had been staged a mere days after the incident. In a now deleted April 11, 2018 tweet, he had stated: "Sick and tired of activists and rebels using corpses of dead children to stage emotive scenes for Western consumption. Then they wonder why some serious journos are questioning part of the narrative." - Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge reports
[Bullshit about chlorine gas and suffocations from the article omitted. The White Helmets are proven liars. They're most likely to be responsible]https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-14/bbc-shocks-douma-gas-attack-scene-staged-producer-says-after-6-month-syriahttp://archive.is/FsQswYou'd see two deletions in the ban logs if you checked. Insomnia at nearly 4am and my posts were riddled with stupid.
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Good! US Jury Convicts Mexican Drug Lord, Gets Life Behind Bars
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the infamous Mexican drug lord who escaped twice from maximum-security prisons, was convicted by a U.S. jury of 10 criminal counts in connection with his narcotics empire, a victory for drug-enforcement authorities who had pursued him relentlessly for more than two decades.
Mr. Guzmán, 61 years old, is now expected to spend the rest of his life in a U.S. prison without possibility of parole. As part of the verdict, he was found guilty of leading the Sinaloa cartel in a “continuing criminal enterprise,” which carries a mandatory life sentence. The U.S. promised Mexico it wouldn’t seek the death penalty against him.
“It is a sentence from which there is no escape and no return,” said Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue, calling the verdict a victory for “every family who’s lost a loved one to the black hole of addiction.”
Jurors reached the verdict on the sixth day of deliberations.
They determined the government had proven Mr. Guzmán committed a range of federal crimes across nearly 30 years, including smuggling massive quantities of illegal drugs into the U.S. and conspiring to murder dozens of cartel enemies. Prosecutors have called the Sinaloa cartel the largest drug-trafficking organization in the world.
The judge commended the jurors for their attention to detail in what he called a complicated case. “The way you went about it was really quite remarkable,” he said, adding it made him “proud to be an American.”
Mr. Guzmán’s lawyers said they planned to appeal the verdict, saying they “fought like hell” in the face of overwhelming evidence.https://archive.fo/RlPZphttps://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jury-convicts-mexico-drug-lord-el-chapo-after-three-month-trial-11549992888
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Drinking Diet Soda Increases Risks of Heart Attacks, Strokes
Drinking Diet Coke everyday increases your risk of dying young, experts have warned.
Two or more artificially-sweetened drinks a day ups the risk of stroke by a quarter and heart disease by a third, new findings show.
And compared with people who never touch them, the risk of early death is 16 per cent higher for diet drink guzzlers.
Scientists warned their findings should serve as a warning to those on diets.
Dr Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, lead author of the study at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York said: "Many well-meaning people, especially those who are overweight or obese, drink low-calorie sweetened drinks to cut calories in their diet.
"Our research and other observational studies have shown that artificially sweetened beverages may not be harmless and high consumption is associated with a higher risk of stroke and heart disease."
Heart disease is where the blood vessels that supply the heart with blood narrow, increases the risk of a heart attack, angina and stroke.https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8425260/diet-coke-stroke-heart-attack-dying-young/https://web.archive.org/web/20190214171606/https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8425260/diet-coke-stroke-heart-attack-dying-young/
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VP Pence Berates EU For Dumping US Dollar (SWIFT) Transactions, Demands War With Iran
Speaking at the US-sponsored Warsaw summit on the Middle East, Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday railed against European efforts to circumvent American sanctions on Iran, and crucially as Bloomberg concludes, his speech confirms the "US and its oldest allies across the Atlantic are becoming estranged."
He slammed European efforts to "break American sanctions against Iran’s murderous revolutionary regime" — a theme also repeated by Pompeo and Israeli PM Netanyahu on the same day.
Pence specifically reprimanded the UK, France, and Germany for launching a so-called "SWIFT alternative" or special purpose vehicle to allow non-dollar trade with Tehran and to facilitate humanitarian goods-related transactions, called INSTEX — or "Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges". Europe sees it as a crucial step in keeping the 2015 nuclear deal alive after Washington was able to pressure the Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service to cut off the access of Iranian banks last year.
“They call this scheme a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’,” Pence said, as cited by Bloomberg. “We call it an effort to break American sanctions against Iran’s murderous revolutionary regime.’’ The Paris-based INSTEX initiative represents the most concrete action Europe has taken to directly thwart Washington sanctions.
“We call it an ill-advised step that will only strengthen Iran, weaken the EU and create still more distance between Europe and America,’’ Pence said.
Pence further urged the Europeans to break completely with the Iran deal: “For the sake of peace, security, stability, and human rights in the Middle East, the time has come for our European partners to stand with us, stand with the Iranian people, stand with our allies and friends in the region — and we reject the Iran nuclear deal,” he said.
Pence also met with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, and the two agreed that Iran is "the leading state sponsor of terror in the world."https://archive.fo/A2WNWhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-14/pence-berates-european-allies-warsaw-urges-eu-confront-iran
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Awful! Trump Signs New Law Making It ILLEGAL To Bash Jews
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Bad! Government Spending Spree, Debt Insolvency Worse Than Under Bush, Obama Regimes
BE PREPARED: https://archive.fo/elYwR
We’re now $22 trillion in debt, yet despite all that red ink, the Mexican cartels have control of our border and we’re not one bit closer to spending money on our own security. We’ve gone into deep debt for everything except the core function of the federal government.
It feels like it was yesterday when I was watching the news as a kid with my parents in 1995, listening to Newt Gingrich, during the infamous shutdown fight, warn about the dire consequences of crossing the $5 trillion debt milestone. It feels like it was yesterday when I was writing press releases for candidates in “the year of the Tea Party” on how Obama and the Pelosi Congress took the debt to $14 trillion in such a short period of time. Now, over eight years into varying degrees of GOP control of Congress and the White House, we have crossed the $22 trillion mark, expanding the debt more rapidly than at any time in our history. Whereas the debt exploded by $5 trillion during Bush’s eight-year tenure, a shocking figure at the time, it has now increased $8 trillion just since Republicans controlled the House in 2011 and by $4 trillion over the past four years, since they controlled at least two of the three political organs of government.
Now, the only question Republicans have is how many pennies of border security they will fight for, while refusing to challenge any of the nonessential and even harmful programs of the federal government. The GOP platform on debt and spending is a lie from top to bottom, as Republicans plan to pass more budget bills allowing us to blow through the budget caps without any effort to systemically reform the way we budget.
Now that Republicans are planning to cave on border funding, can they at least force a confrontation with Democrats over spending levels for functions of government that are nowhere near as important as border security? Thus, departments like HUD, which were able to completely shut down for a month with nobody noticing, will continue to enjoy record spending. We will continue to provide security for Kabul and Baghdad with the beefed-up military budget since last year’s budget deal, but no funding for our border or meaningful use of the military to protect our own sovereignty from the daily incursions by the most brutal cartels on earth.
Why even have a Republican Party any more?
Even more indefensible, unlike during the end of Bush’s years and the beginning of Obama’s tenure, when we first began accruing trillion-dollar annual deficits, we are not facing a deep recession. In fact, we are enjoying the most robust period of job growth since the late 1990s, and revenue is at a record high baseline.
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Good! Trump Declares National Emergency To Pay For Border Wall
DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/endpol/1127
As previewed last night, in a national address, Trump said would declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build $8 billion in barriers on the border, a critical step toward his long-desired wall along the southern border. Trump's move, announced in an improvised address from the Rose Garden, will launch a fierce constitutional battle in the courts with lawmakers and outside groups opposed to his decision.
“I am going to be signing a national emergency,” Trump said after a long introduction to his remarks that touched on trade, China and the caravans of immigrants that Trump made a political issue of ahead of last fall's midterm elections.
“It’s a great thing to do because we have an invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people,” the president said in seeking to justify the need for an emergency declaration.
"People that should have stepped up did not step up... It would have been easy," Trump said of the national emergency to fund the border wall, saying it would have been "great to have done it earlier."
Trump is separately set to sign legislation approved by Congress that funds the government and prevents a new shutdown set to begin on Saturday. But that legislation fell far short of his demands for $5.7 billion in wall funding.
Trump will redirect $3.6 billion in military construction funding toward the border project, and will also take separate executive action repurposing about $2.5 billion from the Defense Department’s drug-interdiction program and $600 million from the Treasury Department’s asset-forfeiture fund. Officials said the goal is to ultimately build roughly 234 miles of barriers along the border, including bollard-style wall.
Here’s how the $8B for border barrier/wall/fencing breaks down:
- $1.37B — SPENDING BILL
- $600M — TREASURY’S DRUG FORFEITURE FUND
- $2.5B — DEFENSE DEPT DRUG INTERDICTION PROGRAM
- $3.5B — MILITARY CONSTRUCTION BUDGET(POTUS using emergency declaration for this)
— Jessica Smith (@JessicaASmith8) February 15, 2019
The blowback begins, with Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer: "This is plainly a power grab by a disappointed President, who has gone outside the bounds of the law to try to get what he failed to achieve in the constitutional legislative process."
To be sure, as Trump himself stated, he "expects to be sued" over the national emergency, and anticiaptes the case will eventually escalate to the Supreme Court.https://archive.fo/rk2SRhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-15/watch-live-trump-declares-national-emergency-over-border-funding
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Sex Robots Will Upgraded With Government Backdoors and Spyware
From the Drudge Report to The New York Times, sex robots are rapidly being shilled to the mindless masses.
Behind the headlines, a number of companies are currently developing robots designed to provide humans with companionship and sexual pleasure – with a few already on the market.
Unlike sex toys and dolls, which are typically sold in off-the-radar shops and hidden in closets, sexbots may become mainstream. A 2017 survey suggested almost half of Americans think that having sex with robots will become a common practice within 50 years.
And a question almost entirely overlooked is how the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission should regulate the hazards associated with sex robots. Existing sex products are not well regulated, and this is cause for concern given the multitude of ways in which sex robots could be harmful to their users.
For example, dangers lurk even in a seemingly innocent scene where a sex robot and human hold hands and kiss. What if the sexbots’ lips were manufactured with lead paint or some other toxin? And what if the robot, with the strength of five humans, accidentally crushes the human’s finger in a display of passion?
Governments are now trying to regulate sex robots and it is only a matter of time before they mandate forced GPS tracking, along with hidden WiFi cameras and microphones with these sexbots. One could only imagine how big tech would profit from all the personal data stolen and sold as well.
But, goyim will be goyim.https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8420080/sex-robots-spying-government-crush-limbs/https://web.archive.org/web/20190215003212/https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8420080/sex-robots-spying-government-crush-limbs/
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US Company That Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked To CIA Torture Site
Two executives at the company that chartered the U.S. plane that was caught smuggling weapons into Venezuela last week have been tied to an air cargo company that aided the CIA in the rendition of alleged terrorists to “black site” centers for interrogation. The troubling revelation comes as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has rejected a U.S. “humanitarian aid” convoy over concerns that it could contain weapons meant to arm the country’s U.S.-backed opposition.
Last Tuesday, Venezuelan authorities announced that 19 rifles, 118 ammo magazines, 90 radios and six iPhones had been smuggled into the country via a U.S. plane that had originated in Miami. The authorities blamed the United States government for the illicit cargo, accusing it of seeking to arm U.S.-funded opposition groups in the country in order to topple the current Maduro-led government.
A subsequent investigation into the plane responsible for the weapons caché conducted by McClatchyDC received very little media attention despite the fact that it uncovered information clearly showing that the plane responsible for the shipment had been making an unusually high number of trips to Venezuela and neighboring Colombia over the past few weeks.
Steffan Watkins, an Ottawa-based analyst, told McClatchy in a telephone interview that the plane, which is operated by U.S. air cargo company 21 Air, had been “flying between Philadelphia and Miami and all over the place, but all continental U.S.” during all of last year. However, Watkins noted that “all of a sudden in January, things changed” when the plane began making trips to Colombia and Venezuela on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times a day.
According to Watkins’ analysis, this single plane had conducted 40 round-trip flights from Miami International Airport to Caracas and Valencia — where the smuggled weapons had been discovered — in Venezuela, as well as to Bogota and Medellin in Colombia in just the past month.
Publicly available flight radar information shows that the plane, although it has not returned to Venezuela since the discovery of its illicit cargo, has continued to travel to Medellin, Colombia, as recently as this past Monday.
In addition to the dramatic and abrupt change in flight patterns that occurred just weeks before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prompted Venezuelan opposition member Juan Guaidó to declare himself “interim president,” a subsequent McClatchy follow-up investigation also uncovered the fact that two top executives at the company that owns the plane in question had previously worked with a company connected to controversial CIA “black sites.”
Indeed, the chairman and majority owner of 21 Air, Adolfo Moreno, and 21 Air’s director of quality control, Michael Steinke, both have “either coincidental or direct ties” to Gemini Air Cargo, a company previously named by Amnesty International as one of the air charter services involved in a CIA rendition program. In this CIA program, individuals suspected of terrorism were abducted by the intelligence agency and then taken abroad to third-country secret “black sites” where torture, officially termed “enhanced interrogation,” was regularly performed.https://web.archive.org/web/20190214225807/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-14/us-company-smuggled-weapons-venezuela-linked-cia-black-site-renditions
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THIRD WORLD POLITICS! Lawmakers Refused To Read 1,000 Page Trillion Debt Budget
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a government appropriations bill Thursday evening and, with a day until the vote, lawmakers still have not received the text of the legislation.
“No one has seen the final wording of a long and complicated bill we will be expected to vote on tomorrow evening,” Republican Maryland Rep. Andy Harris told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “That’s no way to run a legislature.”
Republican Study Chairman Mike Johnson also confirmed that “as of lunch on Wednesday, members of the RSC, and to our knowledge, even members of the conference committee, had not seen the text.”
“It has been reported that [House Majority Leader Steny] Hoyer has said if the bill is dropped today we will consider it tomorrow. This is reminiscent of the, ‘you must pass it to find out what is in it,’ Obamacare debacle,” Johnson said to TheDCNF. “This bill is expected to be well over 1,000 pages, and we will potentially have less than 24 hours to digest it. This is absurd.”
The agreement includes $1.375 billion for 55 miles of new bollard fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, far short of the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump initially sought for 234 miles of steel or concrete walls.
“When one bemoans the swamp, look no further than spending a trillion dollars and jamming through legislation when none of us have even seen it,” Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy told TheDCNF. “We should be a no on such incompetence even if it weren’t perpetuating drunken spending and failing to actually secure the border.”https://archive.fo/GU7Y1https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/13/house-vote-spending-bill-read/
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Corrupt Big Pharma Causes Two-Thirds Of All US Bankruptcies
Our health insurance system is theoretically supposed to prevent Americans from going bankrupt when they are hit by huge medical bills.
But in case after case, that is simply not happening.
Even though more Americans are “covered by health insurance” than ever before, a new study has found that “about 530,000 families each year are financially ruined by medical bills and sicknesses”, and most of those families actually had health insurance.
These days, most health insurance policies closely resemble Swiss cheese because they are so full of loopholes, and health insurance companies have become masters at finding ways to wiggle off the hook. So every year hundreds of thousands of American families find themselves facing huge medical bills that they did not expect to be paying, and as a result medical expenses are the primary factor in 66.5 percent of all personal bankruptcy filings in the United States…
For many Americans, putting one’s health first can mean putting one’s financial status at risk. A study of bankruptcy filings in the United States showed that 66.5% were due, at least in part, to medical expenses.
The study, led by Dr. David Himmelstein, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Hunter College and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, indicates that about 530,000 families each year are financially ruined by medical bills and sicknesses. It’s the first research of its kind to link medical expenses and bankruptcy since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010.But wasn’t Obamacare supposed to make things better?https://archive.fo/8CAo6https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-14/two-thirds-all-us-bankruptcies-are-primarily-caused-medical-bills-new-study-finds
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Government Subsidized Amazon Pays No Tax
Amazon, which doubled its profits and made more than $11 billion in 2018, won't pay any federal income taxes for the second year in a row, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy reported on Wednesday.
The company will not be required to pay the standard 21 percent income tax rate on its 2018 profits, and is claiming a tax rebate of $129 million, which ITEP describes as a "a tax rate of negative 1 percent."
Amazon drew ire in 2018 for not paying federal taxes on its $5.6 billion in profits the year before, which was made possible due to tax credits and stock-based compensation, reports Politifact. Last year was the first time Amazon paid no federal income tax whatsoever.https://theweek.com/speedreads/823590/amazon-pay-0-federal-income-taxes-second-year-rowhttps://web.archive.org/web20190214165156/http://theweek.com/speedreads/823590/amazon-pay-0-federal-income-taxes-second-year-row
As Amazon builds up its distribution network, it’s hit on a trick long practiced by the likes of Walmart: using the federal government to help pay its workers. A new study by Policy Matters Ohio found that more than 700 Amazon employees receive food stamps, or more than 10 percent of the tech giant’s 6,000-strong workforce in the state. Some of those recipients may be part-time help, but the fact that they need federal aid to survive suggests that they would be happy to work more. “Why is this giant, successful company offering such limited pay and hours of work that many of its workers need help buying food?” asked Zach Schiller, research director at Policy Matters.
Amazon ranks nineteenth among Ohio businesses in number of employees on food stamps, behind Walmart, McDonald’s, and Kroger. But Amazon is only the fifty-third-largest employer in Ohio, suggesting a higher rate of employees on food stamps than its counterparts. More important, Amazon has obtained at least $123 million in state tax incentives to place warehouse and data center locations in Ohio. This reflects a perverse form of double-dipping: Amazon gets a bounty to create jobs in Ohio, and then a good chunk of the jobs are so low-paying that workers have to seek federal assistance, providing a second subsidy for the e-commerce giant.
Cities and states are offering Amazon eye-popping tax subsidies to win its second headquarters. But smaller, existing tax incentives have already made Amazon the leading recipient of so-called “economic development” subsidies in the country. According to Good Jobs First, a non-profit that tracks state tax breaks, since 2000 Amazon has received $1.115 billion in 129 communities in the U.S., rocketing past the previous leader in this category: Walmart.https://archive.fo/UM1EPhttps://newrepublic.com/article/146540/amazon-thriving-thanks-taxpayer-dollars
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The Renewable Revolution Has A Lithium Problem
As the global middle class rapidly expands, so too does the worldwide demand for energy and its subsequent carbon footprint. Global climate change will be one of the greatest, if not the single greatest, challenges of this next century, and one of the few feasible solutions that is generally agreed upon by scientists and politicians alike is a wide-scale transition from the use of traditional fossil fuels to renewable energy resources.
Around the world, there is a race among researchers to more efficiently and cost-effectively implement renewable energy as a long-term solution to global climate change, and there is even a concerted effort to switch Europe’s energy consumption to 100 percent renewable energy as soon as the year 2050. However, even if Europe achieves this target and takes the lead as the rest of the world follows down a path toward 100 percent renewable energy, we still would not be living in a completely sustainable, green energy utopia - there is a considerable downside to this seemingly perfect plan.Even renewable energy relies on certain decidedly non-renewable resources.
Even the eco-friendliest solutions such as solar panels can’t be made without the use of finite rare earth elements. Batteries, too, are completely dependent on finite earth-sourced materials for their fabrication. What’s more, China currently has an overwhelming monopoly on a great number of these rare earth elements (although not all are as rare as this label implies). This means that in a renewable energy-based world, energy security could become a major issue. In addition to rare earth elements, there are myriad other non-renewable materials used in the production of renewable energy. Currently, the one that has everyone talking is lithium.
Lithium is an essential component to many kinds of batteries, thanks to its lightweight and highly reactive properties. This makes lithium an essential element in the renewable energy sector because, in order for renewable energy to work on a grand scale, massive amounts of energy storage potential are paramount. Even when the sun isn’t shining on solar panels and the wind isn’t turning turbines, energy demand stays constant. On top of being a key component of energy storage, lithium is also an essential ingredient in the batteries that power both hybrid and electric vehicles, another big part of the plan for a sustainable energy future.
If all the conventionally-fueled cars in the world were replaced with electric cars overnight, the global supply of lithium would be completely depleted in just approximately fifty years. Yes, this is purely hypothetical; about three million electric cars are currently in use globally--just a drop in the automotive ocean. That being said, that number is projected to skyrocket over the next decade, reaching a global fleet of approximately 125 million by 2030.
While both electric vehicles and renewable energy resources are still very far away from being widespread enough to threaten the world’s lithium stores in the near future, lithium itself is not really the point. It’s just one small problem that exemplifies a larger issue with renewable resources--they are not completely renewable, and we still haven’t discovered the technology to get around that fact.https://web.archive.org/web/20190213231853/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-12/renewable-revolution-has-lithium-problem
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Partners Of The Rothschild Family Implicated In Elitist NXIVM Sex Cult
Billionaire heiress Clair Bronfman, whose family has close ties to the Rothschild’s, is ‘protecting’ Allison Mack and others, via a defense fund federal prosecutors revealed in court filings last year.
A Brooklyn federal judge has ordered a full disclosure of all who are contributing to the fund and wants to start the trial by the end of April this year.
Collective Evolution reports: https://archive.fo/62BYp
In March of last year, Smallville actress Allison Mack was ‘outed’ for being a member of a cult and working in a management capacity. Apparently, Mack’s job was to lure women into the program under the false pretense of female empowerment and self-help workshops. They were then convinced them to sign up for a more “advanced program” called Dominus Obsequious Sororium, which required these women to basically turn their lives over to the leader, Keith Raniere. Dominus Obsequious Sororium is a quasi-Latin phrase that roughly translates to “Master Over The Slave Women.”
Raniere owns a company called NXIVM, which supposedly offers executive success programs, but clearly, that’s not the case. Raniere was also arrested, along with Mack, in March 2018 in Mexico on charges of sex trafficking. He stands accused of raping girls as young as 12 years old, imprisoning a woman for 18 months, and more. He has been kept in federal custody in New York.
A few months after these revelations, billionaire Clare Bronfman was indicted on racketeering charges. These charges were connected to her role as “Operations Director” for NXIVM. Clare Bronfman is the daughter of Charles Bronfman, a Canadian/American businessman and philanthropist.
The Bronfman family has been referred to as the “The Rothschilds of the New World” by author Peter C. Newman, a well-known Canadian journalist and writer. The Bronfman family has also been in business with the Rothschild family for quite some time. One of many examples is their wealth management company, Bronfman Rothschild, which began in 1997 as Virchow Krause Wealth Management. After being rebranded as Baker Tilly Investment Advisors in 2009, the firm was then purchased together by the Bronfman and Rothschild families in 2013.
This is interesting to note because of the rumours regarding elite families like the Rothschilds and their involvement in elite level sex trafficking, pedophilia, and ritualistic abuse, which is a growing issue amongst global leaders and elitist groups including the Vatican. Proof of the Vatican’s ties to these types of crimes has already emerged, with George Pell being the latest example; however, concrete proof of the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers involvement has yet to surface. But I feel it’s important to note these connections.
The most recent update in regards to the NXIVM case is that the prosecutors have now come forward saying that this billionaire heir (Clare) is protecting her partners with massive amounts of money through a defence trust fund.
As many of you reading this may know, these powers completely control mainstream news, which is why you won’t see much of this discussed by their media mouthpieces. Nevertheless, it’s become too public to hide or try to cover up.
The New York Post recently reported:
A Brooklyn federal judge is hauling the members of upstate sex cult Nxivm into court — saying he’s found some “issues” with a defense fund that prosecutors claim was set up by Seagrams heiress Clare Bronfman to help her cronies at the upcoming trial.
Prosecutors have said Bronfman set up the irrevocable trust to keep her fellow cultists in line as they head to trial by paying for top-notch defense attorneys.
Judge Nicholas Garaufis held an initial hearing on the issue last month, where he ruled that documentation related to everyone contributing to the trust must be turned over.
The key statement here is “everyone contributing to the trust.”https://archive.fo/CxKmThttps://newspunch.com/partners-of-the-rothschild-family-implicated-in-elitist-nxivm-sex-cult/
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Good! Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Confirm New Wall Is Being Built Along Border
When President Trump said Monday at a campaign rally in El Paso that, “We’ve actually started a big, big portion of the wall today at a very important location, and it’s going to go up pretty quickly over the next nine months," I assumed it was nonsense he was spreading in hopes that his supporters might not mob him on stage for so far failing to keep the central promise of his campaign.
He similarly said Tuesday at the White House, "We just started a big, big section [of wall] on the Rio Grande."
I'm happy to say I was wrong. Trump was telling the truth.
I checked in with agents at the Rio Grande Valley border sector to see if they knew what new "wall" Trump was talking about. They sent me information on construction for new border barrier announced last year. The project funds six miles-worth of concrete and steel barrier of the sort that agents told me in January is immensely successful in deterring illegal border crossings.
The wall will be supplemented by "detection technology, lighting, video surveillance, and an all-weather patrol road parallel" to the barrier, according to a release sent out by the CBP in November.
[Related: Trump: Border wall money will come from 'other sources']
And the $145 million for it didn't come from some long-ago-passed funding bill passed under former President Barack Obama. It was included in U.S. Customs and Border Protection's budget for fiscal year 2018. Unlike other parts of new barrier construction and reparation, Trump can actually take credit for this one!https://web.archive.org/web/20190213232916/https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/its-true-trump-really-did-start-building-more-wall-in-texas
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New Mexico Sheriffs Refuse To Enforce New Unconstitutional Gun Control Bills
New Mexico has a new governor, and she really doesn’t like America's gun owners or their civil rights.
Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, was sworn into office on January 1, replacing pro-gun Republican Susana Martinez.
In early December, the National Rifle Association (NRA) warned the citizens of New Mexico to expect “unprecedented attacks” on their Constitutional rights.
While the New Mexico Legislature will not convene for its 60-day Regular Session until January 15, lawmakers can start prefiling bills on December 17. You will see unprecedented attacks on your Second Amendment rights from the word go. Your NRA-ILA will alert you to bill numbers and provide links to the content of legislation as it becomes available. But in the meantime, we want to share with you what we already know is coming.
Expect anti-gun politicians to introduce a slew of so-called “common-sense gun measures” — a misleading phrase that gun control activists use in hopes that the public and the media will avoid questioning the bills’ enforceability, efficacy, intrusiveness or necessity.
Unfortunately, the NRA’s prediction was correct.https://web.archive.org/web/20190213231942/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-12/new-mexico-sheriffs-refuse-enforce-new-unconstitutional-gun-control-bills
Democrats in New Mexico’s state legislature are already rushing to expand gun control.
House Bill 35: This bill, sponsored by Representative Miguel Garcia, would require gun dealers to pay a $200 fee so that the New Mexico could screen every gun coming into their inventory for “potential theft.”
House Bill 40: Also sponsored by Representative Miguel Garcia, this legislation would require criminal records checks on private firearms sales at gun shows. Gun grabbers tend to see gun shows as a particular threat, even though studies show that they are not a source of guns used by criminals. This bill – and HB 8 – would ban many or all private gun sales, and set the stage for a registry of gun owners.
Perhaps the most disturbing of the six bills is House Bill 83.
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Good! Salvini Proposes Seizing Control Of Italy's Gold Reserves From Central Bank
RELATED! Italian PM Calls For Central Bankers To Be Arrested For Fraud: https://archive.fo/yTyNJ
Italy's populist de facto leader Matteo Salvini seems set on shaking Europe's financial establishment to the core.
One day after the Italian deputy prime minister and leader of the League party, called for the elimination of Italy's central bank and the country's financial regulator, Consob, saying the two institutions should be "reduced to zero, more than changing one or two people, reduced to zero", or in other words eliminated, and that “fraudsters” who inflicted losses on Italian savers should "end up in prison for a long time", Salvini prompted fresh shocked gasps in Brussels and Frankfurt when he raised the possibility of seizing Italy’s massive gold reserves away from the country’s central bank.
"The gold is the property of the Italian people, not of anyone else," Salvini said in comments to reporters on Monday, according to the FT.
The controversial comments, which were seen as threatening the "independence" of the Italian central bank, whose one-time head was none other than Mario Draghi, prompted Giovanni Tria, Italy's economy minister, to defend the independence of the central bank.
Earlier in the day, Italy's populists called on lawmakers to pass legislation stating that its gold holdings belong to the state, Bloomberg reported.
The gold ownership bill presented by euroskeptic lawmaker Claudio Borghi of the League adds to an already tense relationship between the Bank of Italy and the coalition government. It’s also sparked criticism from opposition politicians, and some national media argue that it may allow the government to raid the gold reserves to fund spending promises.
Borghi has rejected the accusation and said he’ll ensure Parliament has ultimate power. His concern is that ambiguity of ownership means that a victorious legal action against the central bank -- for inadequate supervision, for example -- leaves open the possibility of a claimant getting compensation in gold.
“My bill only aims at making clear that the gold belongs to the state, not to the government,” he said in a telephone interview on Monday. “If there are doubts on our intentions, we can also pass another law saying none of the gold reserves can be sold unless there is a majority of two thirds or more of both houses of Parliament.”https://archive.fo/sNP0ihttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-11/salvini-suggests-seizing-control-italys-gold-reserves-central-bank
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Unholy See: Pope Francis Admits Nuns Were Used As Sex Slaves By Priests & Bishops
In a shock revelation, Pope Francis has admitted that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns and even used them as “sex slaves”.
For the first time the Pope publicly acknowledged that Catholic clergy sexually abused nuns and even revealed a case where they were reduced to “sexual slavery”. He added that he also believed the sexual abuse was still taking place.
The Express reports: https://archive.fo/240kU
The news broke as the Pope boarded his plane, which was returning to Rome from the UAE.
Boarding the aircraft, he told reporters: “It’s not that everyone does this, but there have been priests and bishops who have.
“And I think that it’s continuing because it’s not like once you realise it that it stops.
“It continues. And for some time we’ve been working on it.
“But it’s a path that we have already begun.”
On a question on whether there was a universal approach being formulated to deal with abuse of women in the church, the Pope implied the incidents are currently being dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
He said: “There are cases, usually in new congregations and in some regions more than others.
”We’re working on it.”
In November, the Catholic Church’s global organisation for nuns denounced the “culture of silence and secrecy” which prevents them from speaking out.https://archive.fo/umrTF
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Pro-Israel Lobby Caught on Tape Boasting That Its Money Influences Washington
“So we want the Jewish community to go face to face in this small environment, 50, 30, 40 people, and say this is what’s important to us. We want to make sure that if we give you money that you’re going to enforce the Iran deal. That way, when they need something from him or her, like the Iran deal, they can quickly mobilize and say look we’ll give you 30 grand. They actually impact,” Ochs tells the reporter.
Such a claim is not so different from what Omar was describing, and for which she was roundly condemned. In the wake of Omar’s tweets, the Washington Post, for instance, reported: “The American Jewish Committee demanded an apology, calling her suggestion that AIPAC is paying American politicians for their support ‘demonstrably false and stunningly anti-Semitic.’” (On Monday, Omar apologized for her tweets but insisted that AIPAC and other lobbyist groups are harmful to U.S. politics.)
In the censored documentary, Ochs went on to describe a fundraiser hosted by Jeff Talpins, a hedge fund giant, as similar, as well. “In New York, with Jeff Talpins, we don’t ask a goddamn thing about the fucking Palestinians. You know why? Cuz it’s a tiny issue. It’s a small, insignificant issue. The big issue is Iran. We want everything focused on Iran,” Ochs says. “What happens is Jeff meets with the congressman in the back room, tells them exactly what his goals are — and by the way, Jeff Talpins is worth $250 million — basically they hand him an envelope with 20 credit cards, and say, You can swipe each of these credit cards for a thousand dollars each.”
Ochs explains that the club in New York required a minimum pledge of $10,000 to join and participate in such events. “It’s a minimum commitment. Some people give a lot more than that.”
AIPAC, on its own website, recruits members to join its “Congressional Club,” and commit to give at least $5,000 per election cycle.
Eric Gallagher, a top official at AIPAC from 2010 to 2015, tells the Al Jazeera reporter that AIPAC gets results. “Getting $38 billion in security aid to Israel matters, which is what AIPAC just did,” he notes at one secretly recorded lunch. “Everything AIPAC does is focused on influencing Congress.”
The film, called “The Lobby,” was produced by Al Jazeera’s investigative unit, and features hidden-camera footage obtained by the reporter, who posed as a Jewish pro-Israel activist from Britain who wanted to volunteer with The Israel Project.https://archive.fo/9GoCNhttps://theintercept.com/2019/02/11/ilhan-omar-israel-lobby-documentary/
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Police State UK: UK Mother Arrested For Offending A Moronic Tranny
The days when liberals could credibly claim that "nobody will go to jail" for violating laws making misgendering a trans individual a crime are now firmly in the past. And though the UK hasn't passed such a law - like Canada did back in 2017 - apparently, UK police are now acquiescing to demands that individuals who misgender a trans person on the Internet can be investigated and charged for engaging in a "targeted harassment campaign.
Because according to a report in the Daily Mail, a 38-year-old mother from Hertfordshire was arrested in front of her two young children then brought to a nearby police station for questioning, where she was locked in a cell without the use of hygiene products (which she said she had specifically requested) while police questioned her about the incident.
Writing on online forum Mumsnet, Mrs Scottow – who has also been served with a court order that bans her from referring to her accuser as a man – claimed: "I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present."
"I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation...I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter."
The woman in question, Kate Scottow, was arrested after repeatedly misgendering transgender activist Stephanie Hayden during a debate on the UK-based online forum Mumsnet. After being detained (Scottow was also served with an order prohibiting from ever referring to Hayden as a man), police confiscated Scottow's phone and laptop, and have so far refused to return them more than two months later. The Hertfordshire PD confirmed the arrest, saying "We take all reports of malicious communication seriously."
Court papers obtained by the Mail confirmed that Scottow had been detained for engaging in a "campaign of targeted harassment" and that she multiple twitter accounts to "defame" Hayden, a trans activit.https://archive.fo/eWL7jhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-10/uk-mother-arrested-and-detained-7-hours-after-misgendering-trans-activit
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Radiation Expert: 5G Will Lead To Skyrocketing Cancer, Governments Covering It Up
Arthur Robert Firstenberg is an American author and activist on electromagnetic radiation and health.
He founded the independent campaign group the Celluar Phone Task Force and since 1996 he has argued in numerous publications that wireless technology is dangerous.
He has recently started an online petition calling on world organisations, such as the UN, World Health Organisation (WHO), and EU to “urgently halt the development of 5G” – which is due to be rolled out this year.
Speaking to the Daily Star Online, he explained: "There is about to be as many as 20,000 satellites in the atmosphere.
"The FCC approved Elon Musk's project for 12,000 satellites in November 15th and he's going to launch his in mid-2019.
"I'm getting reports from various parts of the world that 5G antennas are being erected all over and people are already getting sick from what's there now and the insect population is getting affected.
"This could become a global catastrophe. When the first satellites were launched in the late 1990s for mobile phones, on the day they were launched people sensitive to these things got very sick.
"The mortality rate rose in the US by 5-10% too and there were reports that birds were not flying.
"People who realised this the most were pigeon racers who released their birds who then didn't return.
"And that was for only 77 satellites, so we are very frightened at the prospect of 20,000."
According to the Firstenberg, wireless networks are "harmful for humans” and the development of the next generation is “defined as a crime” under international law – he states in the online petition.
The petition adds: "5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place.
“RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.
"Despite widespread denial, the evidence that radio frequency (RF) radiation is harmful to life is already overwhelming. The accumulated clinical evidence of sick and injured human beings, experimental evidence of damage to DNA, cells and organ systems in a wide variety of plants and animals, and epidemiological evidence that the major diseases of modern civilization—cancer, heart disease and diabetes—are in large part caused by electromagnetic pollution, forms a literature base of well over 10,000 peer-reviewed studies."https://archive.fo/2bIiAhttps://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/757194/5g-wireless-network-deadly-cancer-Arthur-Robert-Firstenberg-technology-news
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Commie-Cortez: Mass Government Intervention! End Private Transportation! End Consumer Rights!
Democrats’ plans to counteract climate change will involve “massive government intervention” into Americans’ lives, one of the chief proponents admitted in an interview Thursday morning.
Appearing on NPR, she was asked if she’s prepared to tell Americans outright that her plans involve “massive government intervention.”
“As you know, congresswoman, one reason that people are politically conservative are skeptical of efforts to combat climate change is that it sounds to them like it requires massive government intervention, which they just don’t like,” Steve Inskeep asked. “Are you prepared to put on that table that, ‘Yes actually they’re right, what this requires is massive government intervention’?”
“It does, it does, yeah, I have no problem saying that,” Ocasio-Cortez quickly replied. “Why? Because we have tried their approach for 40 years. For 40 years we have tried to let the private sector take care of this. They said, ‘We got this, we can do this, the forces of the market are going to force us to innovate.’”
Despite her Green New Deal including plans to remake “every” building in the United States, impose Medicare-for-All, as well as a universal basic income, Ocasio-Cortez said her proposals are small compared to the crisis the world faces. [Her office posted an updated outline of the plan today.]https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5729035/Green-New-Deal-FAQ.pdfhttps://news.grabien.com/story-ocasio-cortez-fixing-global-warming-requires-massive-governm
It is not hyperbole to contend that GND is likely the most ridiculous and un-American plan that’s ever been presented by an elected official to voters. Not merely because it would necessitate a communist strongman to institute, but also because the societal cost are unfathomable.
While some of the specifics need to be ironed out, the plan’s authors assure that this “massive transformation of our society” needs some “clear goals and a timeline.” The timeline is ten years. Here are some of the goals:Ban affordable energy.
GND calls for the elimination of all fossil fuel energy production, the lifeblood of American industry and life, which includes not only all oil but also natural gas — one of the cheapest sources of American energy, and one of the reasons the United States has been able to lead the world in carbon-emissions reduction.
[Treason!]Eliminate nuclear energy.
The GND also calls for eliminating all nuclear power, one of the only productive and somewhat affordable “clean” energy sources available to us, in 11 years. This move would purge around 20 percent of American energy production so you can rely on intermittent wind for your energy needs.
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Good! Italian PM Calls For Central Bankers To Be Arrested For Fraud
On Friday, in a moment of predictive insight, Bank of America correctly warned that the greatest threat to EPS - i.e., markets - in the next 3 years "is an acceleration of global populism via taxation, regulation & government intervention." Just one day later, this warning to the financial establishment was starkly manifest in that ground zero for Europe's populist revolt, Italy, where the country's coalition government hinted at where the global populist wave is headed next when he slammed the country’s central bank leadership and stock market regulator, escalating its attacks on establishment figures ahead of the European parliamentary vote in May.
Matteo Salvini, the outspoken head of the anti-immigrant League party, said the Bank of Italy and Consob, the country’s stock market regulator, should be "reduced to zero, more than changing one or two people, reduced to zero", or in other words eliminated, and that “fraudsters” who inflicted losses on Italian savers should "end up in prison for a long time."
As the FT notes, this latest broadside against Italy’s financial establishment comes as the two parties which are increasingly at odds with each other amid speculation Salvini may hold elections to become the sole leader of Italy, prepare to run against each other in the European parliamentary elections in May, a contest widely seen as a proxy for national polls. Meanwhile, both leaders have also increased their attacks against targets including the EU and French president Emmanuel Macron.
Confirming the rising animosity between the two coalition partners, the League and Five Star have openly squabbled over the future of an Alpine rail line and migration, while the two leaders’ repeated attacks against France which culminated with Di Maio meeting the leaders of the anti-Macron Yellow Vest moment, triggered a diplomatic crisis which last week saw Paris recall its ambassador from Rome.
Saturday's latest verbal crackdown targeting of the Bank of Italy comes after central bankers issued more pessimistic economic growth forecasts for this year compared with the numbers underpinning the government’s budget. As we reported last month, Italy entered into a technical recession in the second half of 2018, with the Bank of Italy cutting its GDP forecast for 2019 to 0.6% compared with a 1% forecast made by the government. At the same time, the European Commission slashed Italy's GDP forecast from 1.2% to a borderline recessionary 0.2% for the full year, hinting that Italy's budget deficit forecast will not only be missed, but could re-emerge as a focal point of renewed tensions between Rome and Brussels in the coming months.
Meanwhile, ECB head Mario Draghi, an Italian and former former governor of the Bank of Italy, last year warned that central bank independence was under threat by populist governments, while not making a direct reference to Italy. Should Salvini cement his de facto Italian leadership in upcoming elections, it would make life for the local central bank especially complicated.
Separately, Di Maio and other Five Star ministers said they want to block Luigi Federico Signorini, the deputy director-general of the Bank of Italy, from renewing his term, according to La Repubblica. The newspaper reported that the Italian cabinet was divided on the issue.https://archive.fo/Whryfhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-10/salvini-calls-elimination-italys-central-bank-prison-time-fraudsters
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NJ Voters Furious As Governor Murphy Prepares To Sign 'Rain Tax' Into Law
Just when frustrated residents of New Jersey, one of the most heavily taxed states in the US, thought Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had already brought the state into the ninth circle of taxation hell with new taxes to save the state's ailing pension system, middle class voters in one of the least affordable states in the country have now been given one more thing to complain about: A tax on the rain.
After a bill authorizing the new local taxes was passed by the state late last month, Murphy is preparing to sign it into law, over the objections of the state's Republicans, according to the New York Post.
As one state lawmaker told the post, just when NJ residents thought the state had already laid claim to every revenue stream imaginable, Democrats have found one more thing to tax.
"Every time you think there’s nothing left to tax, we come up with something else," Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Morris-Sussex) exploded during a debate on the measure.
“It’s just never-ending down here.”
And voters are understandably furious.
What! Its gets crazier my Jersey friends, the bill passed and now it goes to the Governor to sign. https://t.co/cZ6VPRmdxv
— phil ramos (@philramos66) February 5, 2019
The insane asylum known as #NewJersey is now charging people because it rains. You cannot make this stop up. #raintaxhttps://t.co/vPwpxZaqJk
— Luis R. Miranda (@LuisRealAgenda) February 5, 2019
A rain tax NJ, really.........
— Matt sled (@Msledski7) February 7, 2019
The 'rain tax', which is largely supported by Democrats and largely opposed by Republicans, would allow towns, counties and local authorities to set up their own storm water utilities. These newly created arms of local bureaucracy would be empowered to charge property owners a fee based on the amount of non-permeable surface they own (think: parking lots and driveways).
Another reason not to elect leftist garbage or live in the hellhole states they hijack.https://archive.fo/idZwnhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-10/nj-voters-furious-governor-murphy-prepares-sign-rain-tax-law
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Jeff Bezos Protests Invasion of His Privacy, Ironically Shills Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else
The National Enquirer has engaged in behavior so lowly and unscrupulous that it created a seemingly impossible storyline: the world’s richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, as a sympathetic victim.
On Thursday, Bezos published emails in which the Enquirer’s parent company explicitly threatened to publish intimate photographs of Bezos and his mistress, which were apparently exchanged between the two through their iPhones, unless Bezos agreed to a series of demands involving silence about the company’s conduct.jeffreypbezos/no-thank-you-mr-pecker-146e3922310f">https://medium.comjeffreypbezos/no-thank-you-mr-pecker-146e3922310f
In a perfect world, none of the sexually salacious material the Enquirer was threatening to release would be incriminating or embarrassing to Bezos: it involves consensual sex between adults that is the business of nobody other than those involved and their spouses. But that’s not the world in which we live: few news events generate moralizing interest like sex scandals, especially among the media.
Beyond the prurient interest in sex scandals, this case entails genuinely newsworthy questions because of its political context. The National Enquirer was so actively devoted to Donald Trump’s election that the chairman of its parent company admitted to helping make hush payments to kill stories of Trump’s affairs, and received immunity for his cooperation in the criminal case of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, while Bezos, as the owner of the steadfastly anti-Trump Washington Post, is viewed by Trump as a political enemy.
All of this raises serious questions, which thus far are limited to pure speculation, about how the National Enquirer obtained the intimate photos exchanged between Bezos and his mistress. Despite a lack of evidence, MSNBC is already doing what it exists to do – implying with no evidence that Trump is to blame (in this case, by abusing the powers of the NSA or FBI to spy on Bezos).If the surveillance powers of the NSA, FBI or other agencies were used to obtain incriminating information about Bezos due to their view of him as a political enemy – and, again, there is no evidence this has happened – it certainly would not be the first time.
Indeed, one of the stories we were able to report using the Snowden documents, one that received less attention that it should have, is an active NSA program to collect the online sex activities, including browsing records of porn site and sex chats, of people regarded by the U.S. Government as radical or radicalizing in order to use their online sex habits to destroy their reputations. This is what and who the NSA, CIA and FBI are and long have been.
If Bezos were the political victim of surveillance state abuses, it would be scandalous and dangerous. It would also be deeply ironic.That’s because Amazon, the company that has made Bezos the planet’s richest human being, is a critical partner for the U.S. Government in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling surveillance state.
Indeed, one of the largest components of Amazon’s business, and thus one of the most important sources of Bezos’ vast wealth and power, is working with the Pentagon and the NSA to empower the U.S. Government with more potent and more sophisticated weapons, including surveillance weapons.
In December, 2017, Amazon boasted that it had perfected new face-recognition software for crowds, which it called Rekognition. It explained that the product is intended, in large part, for use by governments and police forces around the world. The ACLU quickly warned that the product is “dangerous” and that Amazon “is actively helping governments deploy it.”https://archive.fo/KeYFXhttps://theintercept.com/2019/02/08/jeff-bezos-protests-the-invasion-of-his-privacy-as-amazon-builds-a-sprawling-surveillance-state-for-everyone-else/
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Martin Armstrong Fears Another Brutal Deadly Civil War Is Coming To America, He May Be Right
BE PREPARED: https://archive.fo/elYwR
You can feel it in the air. We are heading into the collapse of government and a violent civil war because hatred is rising dramatically. The government is no longer capable of even functioning. The State of the Union was just an example. It did not matter what Trump said. The Democrats will not break party rank and will refuse to comply with anything. The government never acted like this until Hillary lost. Neither side will accept the election in 2020. Western society will crumble by 2032.
There is no going back.
This is how all empires, nations, and city-states have collapsed throughout history. The rule of law vanishes and what emerges is just hatred.
The entire purpose of civilization is people coming together and working together for a common goal. We have lost all such common ground and both extremes are demanding subjugation of their opponents. This is why revolution unfolds. Neither side is allowed to exist. Each demands the other conforms to their ideas. This is why direct taxation destroys all civilizations for it allows one side to exploit the other.
Here is one example of a person filled with such hatred who always sends hate mail to me:
"The American white male lives in the American past, is ignorant of world history and revolution and glorifies his gun ownership like some cartoon cowboy but doesn’t really know what to do with his guns. He is totally devoid of ideas and lacks the depth to analyze true injustice and would rather go out and commit horrendous mass shootings because he has been brain-washed to support the actual people who are doing him harm. So kills innocent people or supports a Trump."
This is just a prelude to what is to come.https://archive.fo/Naqjrhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-09/martin-armstrong-fears-hatred-left
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France Getting Worse and Worse As Police Brutality and Protests Continue
A "yellow vest" demonstrator lost his hand during clashes with police outside the main parliament building in Paris on Saturday, witnesses told AFP, during a 13th weekend of anti-government protests across France.
Clashes broke out outside the National Assembly building in Paris after a march from the Champs-Elysees avenue arrived there.
While many demonstrators marched peacefully, some masked activists tried to break down barriers outside the parliament while others urinated nearby.
Masked men threw projectiles at police, police responded with tear gas and grenades: https://youtube.com/watch?v=zafCdE9f1rE [Embed]
As the march continued, vandals burned rubbish bins as well as cars -- mainly luxury models -- vandalising bus shelters, cash machines and shop windows along the route.https://archive.fo/8Bjs6https://sg.news.yahoo.com/demonstrator-loses-hand-paris-yellow-vest-march-162110780.html
Volunteer medics at the National Assembly told AFP that a man had had his hand ripped off during the clashes between police and protesters.
One witness who filmed the incident, 21-year-old Cyprien Royer, said the victim was a yellow jacket photographer taking pictures of people trying to break down the barriers protecting the entrance to the National Assembly.
He said he was hit in the calf by a type of stun grenade as the cops attempted to disperse people.
"He wanted to bat it away so it didn't explode by his leg -- and it went off when he touched it," he added.
Paris police said the man had lost four fingers.
Officers had arrested 39 people and 21 were being held in custody, they added on Saturday night.https://archive.fo/GhAbkhttps://apnews.com/64582c7c8c0c4d17bdde5f0a5c162796
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Finland Abandons Keynesian 'Helicopter Money' Economic Experiment After It FAILS Miserably
Could the US learn from their mistakes too?
With socialists rising to the calls of the 'free shit army' and the ever-more-left-leaning liberal intelligentsia imagining ever-more-creative ways to pretend to fund their massive government interventions (Modern Monetary Theory), the topic of "QE for the people" or "helicopter money" or the more academic-sounding "Universal Basic Income" is becoming ever-more-prevalent.
Why should people be forced to work? Why should people have to take responsibility for themselves? America is the land of the free to sit on your ass and receive government handouts after all.
Well, we have some more results in on the impact of Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiments - handing out free money to citizens with no strings attached.
As part of its experiment, in Finland 2,000 unemployed people aged 25-58 were paid a tax-free €560 (£490) monthly income. This was independent of any other income they had and not conditional on looking for work.
As Valuewalk reports, UBI-expert from the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath (UK), Dr Luke Martinellicomments:
"Universal basic income has ascended policy debates in recent years, motivated by the shortcomings of existing welfare systems, and our rapidly changing - and increasingly dysfunctional - labour markets.
“Yet despite the idea’s widespread appeal, there remain substantial and unanswered questions about its economic viability and political feasibility. This is why all eyes will be on Finland this Friday and why the results of its UBI experiment will be so revealing.
“We expect these results will provide us with the first really robust evidence on how UBI could affect changes in employment and people’s overall finances, as well as wider measures of wellbeing."So what were the results?
Simple (and Dr Martinelli - and the left - won't like it):1) People were happier, and 2) No new jobs were created.
Results at this stage are preliminary and relate only to the first year of the study, meaning Friday's findings are far from conclusive. But a hoped-for stimulus to levels of employment has not yet materialized, the project's researchers said.
"The recipients of a basic income were no better or worse than the control group at finding employment in the open labour market", Ohto Kanninen, research coordinator at the Labour Institute for Economic Research, said in a statement.
Shocker!! Who could have seen that coming?https://archive.fo/zVtU3https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-08/finland-abandons-helicopter-money-experiment-no-new-jobs-created
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Google Colludes With Russian Government To Delete Links, Censor Russian Activists
Russian news reports say that Google has agreed with national authorities to delete links to websites banned in Russia.
The daily Vedomosti reported Thursday that Google has reached an agreement with the Russian state media oversight agency, Roskomnadzor, to regularly receive updated lists of banned sites and delete links to them upon review. The newspaper says Google has already removed about 70 percent of the banned websites from its search results.
The RIA Novosti news agency quoted Roskomnadzor as saying it has established a “constructive dialogue” with Google.
Last December, Roskomnadzor fined Google 500,000 rubles ($7,600) for failing to delete links to the banned sites. It threatened to cut access to Google if it fails to comply with the demand.
“We’re committed to enabling access to information for the benefit of our users in Russia and around the world,” Google spokesman Nu Wexler said. The company offered no further official comment.https://archive.fo/3vEqrhttps://apnews.com/c11e7a0ab049432483dc3cd3d20a2bbb
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Smartphones Monitor How Goyim Walk, Type And Spend Their Free Time
Learn Proper OPSEC: https://archive.fo/isnXt
Forget Face ID: a collaboration between the Defense Department and a NY-based company called TWOSENSE.AI, has birthed an artificial intelligence algorithm that could be embedded in smartphones and will be able to identify the device owner by the way they talk, type, walk and even by how "they spend their free time".
TWOSENSE.AI is working with the Department of Defense to build a SaaS product that could eventually replace access cards currently used to verify the identities of DOD employees when logging onto the department's networks.
The AI constantly monitors the user's behavior, including how they carry the device, type on it and even walk. The system then automatically verifies the user's identity using these parameters, enabling them to work seamlessly on their secure network without having to login each time.
Similar to privacy-stripping developments in China, the system updates a "trust score" as it tracks these metrics, based on the algorithm's level of confidence that the correct person is using the device. Jeremy Corey, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Cyber Innovation Division said in May: "The score is checked to ensure it meets the desired threshold. This threshold is predetermined by the organization we are piloting our prototype with. This could be configured by the application owner, so long as it is within the authorizing official's accepted level of risk."
The $2.4 million contract was awarded in October through the Army's other transaction authority, which allows certain agencies to sign contracts for advanced research outside of the scope of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. 75 prototypes were supposed to have already been delivered last year for testing, according to a technical director at DISA. After testing, the technology will be embedded in certain smartphones at the manufacturing level before being acquired by the DOD. We're guessing this excludes Huawei from becoming a potential partner on the project.
Dr. Dawud Gordon, CEO of TWOSENSE.AI said: “Both DISA and TWOSENSE.AI believe that continuous authentication is the cornerstone of securing identity. Behavior-based authentication is invisible to the user, therefore it can be used continuously without creating any extra work.”
The project is reportedly working through "existing partnerships" between DISA, Qualcomm and Samsung.https://archive.fo/Yjg3fhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-08/forget-face-id-smartphones-will-monitor-how-workers-walk-type-and-spend-their-free
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr Explains How Big Pharma Completely Owns Congress
Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Children’s Health Defence (a worthy cause if you’re looking for one to donate to) has been fighting against big corporations that have taken over and undermined American government health regulatory agencies for a number of years. One of the most recent examples is when Robert F. Kennedy Jr represented Dewayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper who successfully brought forward a lawsuit alleging glyphosate caused his cancer. That’s right, he won!
There are currently thousands of cases pending against Monsanto, which is only one of multiple powerful companies influencing agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And to think, these are the agencies providing us with ‘science’ in order to get the food, medications, and other products produced by these big corporations to be deemed safe. Not only that, but these agencies are providing educational resources to medical schools, which Big Pharma has completely taken over as well.https://youtube.com/watch?v=w9y-OTaJPOQ [Embed]
It’s truly unbelievable that, in this day and age, education has turned into brainwashing. Science is corrupted, altered, changed, ignored, and swept under the rug just because it threatens the interests of a few powerful people and the corporations they hide behind.
It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ) (source)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2964337/
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s pesticide Round Up, is a perfect example, as science has been showing for decades how incredibly harmful it is for human health and the environment, yet it’s approved as ‘safe’ for use in the western world. It’s no mystery why glyphosate is illegal in the majority of countries around the world. The same goes for genetically modified foods, which is what Round Up was designed to be used on. Years ago, a lawsuit forced the FDA to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods.
“As part of the process, they portrayed the various concerns as merely the ignorant opinions of misinformed individuals – and derided them as not only unscientific, but anti-science. They then set to work to convince the public and government officials, through the dissemination of false information, that there was an overwhelming expert consensus, based on solid evidence, that GMOs were safe.” – Jane Goodall
In addition, Monsanto colluded with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stifle cancer research and any connections to their products. The European Union actually just approved the use of glyphosate, and their approval was found to be based on plagiarized science from Monsanto.
The corruption is never-ending when it comes to the link between corporations and government agencies. In fact, only a few years ago, more than a dozen scientists from within the CDC put out an anonymous public statement detailing the influence corporations have on government policies. They were referred to as the Spider Papers.
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The EU Did ONE Thing Right: They Bucked The Big Tech Monopolies
Google paid more in European fines than in taxes, according to the firm's fourth-quarter earnings.
Parent company Alphabet reported Q4 revenues of 39.28 billion, up 22%, while revenues for the year were up 23% to $136.8 billion. Taxes in Q4 were $4.2 billion.
Thanks to a record €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine against the tech giant for anti-competitive practices related to Google's Android operating system, placing their fines for the year higher than their income taxes of $4.2 billion, according to Computing.
The company also took the time to separate out "European Commission fines" in its consolidated statements of income in the company's accounts. These increased from $2.7bn in 2017 to $5.1bn in 2018, with a further €50m already set to be added to the bill for its first quarter and 2019 accounts, thanks to French data protection authority CNIL.
That compares to a provision for income taxes of just $4.2 billion for 2018, or 12 per cent of its pre-tax income. -Computing
Net income in 2018 rose by 143% from $12.67 billion to $30.74 billion thanks to the US Tax Act of 2017, which depressed net income that year, which had "resulted in additional tax expense of $9.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, primarily due to the one-time transition tax on accumulated foreign subsidiary earnings and deferred tax effects," according to the earnings release.
Google's losses on "other bets," defined as "non-Google activities" spiked last year, rising from $2.7 billion to $3.36 billion. Alphabet's non-google business accounted for just $595 million of the company's $136.8 billion in annual revenues.
Alphabet warned that changes in data privacy practices, new digital advertising policies and software bugs which harvest user information could harm its business going forward, according to Bloomberg.
"Changes to our data privacy practices, as well as changes to third-party advertising policies or practices may affect the type of ads and/or manner of advertising that we are able to provide which could have an adverse effect on our business,” the company wrote in the filing. “If we do not provide superior value or deliver advertisements efficiently and competitively, our reputation could be affected, we could see a decrease in revenue from advertisers and/or experience other adverse effects to our business."
Google is not alone in their worries, as lawmakers around the world crack down on big tech's data-collection business models. The threat of tough regulations that undermine key revenue streams could significantly hamper income.https://archive.fo/d5zJYhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-06/google-paid-more-eu-fines-taxes-last-year-revenue-threatened-over-data-privacy
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Corrupt Chinese Officials Turning OFF Crime-Fighting AI Because It Began Exposing THEM
China appears to be shying away from an incredibly efficient AI-powered crimefighting system - perhaps because since 2012 it's busted over 8,700 government employees engaging in misconduct ranging from embezzlement, to abuse of power, to nepotism and more.
The system, dubbed "Zero Trust" was developed in partnership between the Chinese Communist Party's internal monitoring institutions and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in order to "monitor, evaluate or intervene in the work and personal life of public servants," according to SCMP's Stephen Chen.
According to state media, there were more than 50 million people on China’s government payroll in 2016, though analysts have put the figure at more than 64 million – slightly less than the population of Britain.
To turn this behemoth into a seamless operation befitting the information age, China has started adapting various types of sophisticated technology. The foreign ministry, for instance, is using machine learning to aid in risk assessment and decision making for China’s major investment projects overseas.
Beijing has been at the forefront of facial recognition technology, such as their "SkyNet" system deployed in over 16 provinces, cities and autonomous regions which can instantly scan faces and compare them to a database of criminal suspects at a speed of 3 billion times per second, according to People's Daily. In Guizhou, the movement of every police officer is tracked in real time.
Meanwhile, China has gone to great lengths to ensure the fidelity of its government data - inking contracts with companies like ZTE to develop blockchain technology in order to prevent bad actors from modifying information.
In order to tie China's monitoring apparatus together, "Zero Trust" can cross-reference over 150 protected databases across Chinese central and local governments - allowing the system to create sophisticated, multi-layered social relationship maps which can then be run through machine-learning systems in order to map out behaviors of government employees.
"It can even call up satellite images, for instance, to investigate whether the government funding to build a road in a village ended up in the pocket of an official," for example.
Beijing has experimented with Zero Trust in 30 counties and cities - just one percent of China's total administrative area - and mostly in backwater counties that are relatively poor.
According to one researcher connected to Zero Trust, the idea for the test was to "avoid triggering large-scale resistance among bureaucrats," particularly powerful ones, to the use of AI and tracking bots to monitor government.
Since 2012, the system has busted 8,721 government employees "engaging in misconduct such as embezzlement, abuse of power, misuse of government funds and nepotism."Most of them were given warnings or minor punishments, while a few were actually sentenced to prison. GO FIGURE!
And for some reason, some governments have decided to deactivate the system, according to the researchers - one of whom added that officials "may not feel quite comfortable with the new technology."https://archive.fo/4vMkQhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-03/are-corrupt-chinese-officials-turning-crime-fighting-ai-because-it-works-too-well
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PG&E Gas Line Explosion Engulfs San Francisco Buildings In Flames
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for bankrupt California utility PG&E, it got worse.
On Wednesday afternoon, PG&E - which filed for bankruptcy last week as a result of $30 billion in legal liabilities resulting from California's massive 2017 and 2018 wildfires its equipment may have ignited - was working to contain a natural gas leak from a pipeline that exploded on Wednesday along a major thoroughfare in San Francisco, setting fire to five buildings and leaving thousands without power in Inner Richmond, while prompting people in nearby restaurants to run for their lives as fire crews worked to get a handle on the soaring flames.
The fire erupted just before 1:30 p.m. in front of Hong Kong Lounge II by the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue, officials said according to the SF Chronicle.
The fire triggered an evacuation order for people within a block of the site on Geary Boulevard, a major artery that leads into downtown San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. According to Bloomberg, which quoted San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, eight workers near the explosion have been accounted for and no injuries were reported.
Eight construction workers, hired by an unidentified third-party contractor, were digging in the ground to install fiber optic cables when they hit a gas main, Hayes-White said.
PG&E’s stock plunged as much as 6.3 percent following this latest accident which threatens to pile up even more legal bills on the insolvent utility, which in addition to wildfire costs, is still dealing with the consequences of the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled 38 homes.
"I’m confident that it’ll be contained soon,” Hayes-White told reporters at the scene. “As soon as the gas leak is tamped down, we’ll have it under control." The alternative, of course, being that a section of San Francisco burns down is probably too dire for PG&E's management to even consider.
Hayes-White described the explosion and ensuing fire as extensive but noted that it’s “not as extensive” as the San Bruno blast.
Bloomberg adds that at least five PG&E workers could be seen digging into the pavement in a crosswalk near the flames more than an hour after the blast. Helicopter footage of the fire scene showed a blackened backhoe near the source of the flames.
Meanwhile, the NTSB didn’t immediately say whether the agency is sending a team to the incident.In the six years after the San Bruno explosion, PG&E installed more than 230 automatic or remote-controlled valves on its natural gas network, so workers wouldn’t need to manually shut off the flow of gas in an emergency.BINGO!https://archive.fo/WUqbDhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-06/pge-gas-line-explosion-engulfs-san-francisco-buildings-flames
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Nanny Police State Hawaii Pushes Total Smoking Ban, Would Prohibit Tobacco
Stock up on tobacco and humidors!
The state government in Hawaii wants to increase the smoking age to 100. Although pretty much everyone on Earth knows smoking is damaging to a person’s overall health, the nanny state is taking it upon themselves to ban the use of more substances.
Nothing good can ever come from the government dictating to people what they are allowed to put in their bodies, and that includes smoking. Are we free or not? Do we own ourselves or not? Governments assume they own us as tax cattle and therefore it’s their right to tell us how to live our lives. Unfortunately, too many bow down to the whims of the state while others enforce these nanny state policies.
If this bill succeeds in becoming a law, it would effectively ban the use of cigarettes for a very vast majority of the Hawaiian population. The bill was proposed by Democrat Richard Creagan, an obvious authoritarian.
Even if it does become a law, laws hinge only on the population’s willingness to abide by them, so it could be futile much like prohibition was. Not to mention worldwide smoking rates are plummeting to people voluntarily making the decision that it isn’t good for them.
The new bill, HB 1509, demands that the smoking age go up to 30 in 2020, 40 in 2021, 50 in 2022, and 60 in 2023. The last jump will take place in 2024 when people would need to be 100 years old to buy cigarettes.
“We don’t allow people free access to opioids, for instance, or any prescription drugs,” Creagan said in defense of his tyrannical bill.
And even though the government has banned opioids without a prescription, there’s an opioid addiction crisis lowering the life expectancy of Americans. Prepare for a cigarette black market in Hawaii should Creagan get his way.
All nanny state policies including taxation beg the question: who owns you?https://archive.fo/Z2pdIhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-06/nanny-state-hawaii-may-increase-smoking-age-100
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Outrageous Holocaust Sermonizing From Puppet President in Lamest State of the Union Ever
"Jared Kushner's puppet, Donald Trump, has achieved new heights of Holocaust fervor and reality denial. He devoted a good portion of his State of the Union to eulogizing "history's greatest crime," "Tonight, we are also joined by Pittsburgh survivor Judah Samet....[stated Trump] More than seven decades ago, he narrowly survived the Nazi concentration camps. Today is Judah’s 81st birthday. Judah says he can still remember the exact moment, nearly 75 years ago, after 10 months in a concentration camp, when he and his family were put on a train, and told they were going to another camp."
"So, we are supposed to believe that in the maelstrom of spring, 1945, the genocidal Germans kept 7-year-old Judah alive for 10 months at Bergen-Belsen, despite crippling shortages of food, fuel, ammunition and personnel. German civilians were being annihilated in their tens of thousands in vicious firebombing, thousands of German women were being raped by Soviet (and British and American) troops. Yet the ["]evil["] Germans allocated an entire train to evacuate little Judah and his parents in March or April of 1945. Chilling."
"Like so much of the substantially false mainstream Holocaust narrative, the story strikes one as utterly incredible. According to Trump's retelling: Suddenly the train screeched to a halt. A soldier appeared. Judah’s family braced for the worst. Then, his father cried out with joy: “It’s the Americans.” According to Judah, his liberation occurred at Berlin at the hands of an American tank crew. Given that the SS handed over Bergen-Belsen to the British on April 15th, the train must have been dispatched eastward at some point before then. This is all technically possible, but highly unusual if one assumes that the Germans were bent on genocide. It's also unusual given the constraints of time and space."
"Forget about shooting Judah in April '45... Why was this unfit-for-labor child transferred from Debrecen, Hungary in June/July '44 toward Auschwitz, only to be rerouted to a lumberyard in Austria, then on to Bergen-Belsen, where he was lived for 10 months if the end goal was to kill him? Why did his parents survive to be liberated if all Jews were slated for extermination? The rest of Trump's speech wasn't much better. Just a litany of empty phrases. His tone was totally inappropriate to the scale of our civilizational crisis. After four years of Europe being overrun by black and brown savages, with incessant media promotion of homosexual, transsexual and other propaganda, the WWII homilies are getting harder and harder to take."
"Who cares about this emotionally manipulative drivel. Look around you. Your sons are unemployed, your daughters are unmarried, your parents are divorced, often ill and without hope of grandchildren or a meaningful legacy. Something is wrong." -Gregory Conte of Russia Insider reports.https://russia-insider.com/en/outrageous-holocaust-sermonizing-puppet-president-lamest-state-union-ever/ri26194http://archive.is/mvTUq
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Bill Clinton’s Faith Healer Arrested for Running Biggest Ever Child Sex Ring
Police have arrested Bill Clinton’s faith healer for running Brazil’s largest ever child sex ring.
Joao Teixeira de Faria – known as John of God – achieved international fame after being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and having a list of famous clients, including Bill Clinton.
Two months ago, his world crumbled after police discovered evidence that he was a mass murderer, baby trafficker, and sex slave ringleader.
Mirror.co.uk reports: https://archive.fo/p7XGV
The 77-year-old was arrested a week later in what prosecutors say could be the worst serial crimes case in the country’s history.
Faria’s own daughter, Dalva Teixeira, has also spoken out, called him a “monster” and claiming he molested her as a child.
The case has shocked Brazilians, many of whom regarded the so-called ‘psychic surgeon’ – famous for performing procedures such as removing tumours or cataracts with his hands and without anaesthesia – as a modern-day miracle worker.
And last week even more explosive acccusations have been thrown at John of God.
Brazilian activist Sabrina Bittencourt, whose investigations led to Teixeira’s arrest in December, now claims the celebrity medium ran a baby trafficking operation where children were “farmed” in Brazil before being sold to childless couples around the world.
Shockingly, she claims young girls were held captive in remote farms where they were forced to produce babies – before being murdered after 10 years of giving birth.
In a video, Bittencourt, whose organisation, Coame, helps women report sexual assault by religious leaders, said she has spoken to women from at least three continents, including Europe, who claimed they bought Brazilian babies from John of God for as much as £40,000.
And she claimed she has collected testimony from former members of Teixeira’s gang, which described how the scheme worked after they became “tired of being complicit” in his crimes.
Bittencourt, who now lives outside Brazil under the protection of international organisations after receiving death threats for her work, claimed Teixeira would offer money to poor girls aged 14 to 18 to go and live in mineral mines or farms he owns in the Brazilian states of Goias and Minas Gerais.
There they would become sex slaves at and be forced to get pregnant and give birth to their babies.
She claims: “In exchange for food, they were impregnated and their babies sold on the black market.
“Hundreds of girls were enslaved over years, lived on farms in Goias, served as wombs to get pregnant, for their babies to be sold.
“These girls were murdered after 10 years of giving birth. We have got a number of testimonies.”https://archive.fo/quiUWhttps://newspunch.com/bill-clintons-faith-healer-arrested-running-child-sex-ring/
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Obama Funding for Subversive Propaganda Just Ended, Leading to Mass MSM Layoffs
Obama funding of anti-Trump propaganda has just ended, causing MSM to layoff hundreds of journalists.
Barack Obama quietly signed the “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” in 2016, designed to counter Trump’s influence with Americans and spread anti-Trump propaganda to the masses.
The Act allocated a whopping $160 MILLION taxpayer dollars to pay for Deep State-sponsored propaganda, spread by journalists at various far-left outlets.
The “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” not only allows the U.S. government to ban outlets deemed to be “Russian propaganda,” but gives them the ability to legally spread disinformation online via social networks and mainstream media outlets.
Dcwhispers.com reports: https://archive.fo/7zNhyThe money is now gone and guess what?About 1000 journalists are suddenly being laid off.Coincidence? Hah!
This was classic Obama, reaching into the bottomless trough of taxpayer dollars to push his self-promoting agenda.https://archive.fo/XS66Xhttps://newspunch.com/obama-funding-anti-trump-propaganda-ended-msm-layoffs/
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Dumb and Dumber: Trump and Ocasio-Cortez Will Join Forces And Debase The Dollar
Intellectuals are laying the groundwork for a tower of debt higher than any ever seen in world history.
The primary architect? Paul Krugman? Jerome Powell? Joseph Stiglitz?
It’s none other than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), the ambitious young representative of New York’s 14th district, who has the shovel in her hands.
She may be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, but she wasn’t born yesterday. And she may not know any more about economics than Donald J. Trump. But she knows a winning trend when she sees one.
And circa 2019, debt is becoming more popular than internet hook-ups.
Our dear readers generally approve when we poke fun at liberals like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. But they hate it when we talk smack about the president. Many see the contest in Washington as a fight between good and evil. And they know what side they’re on!
We predict, however, that AOC and DJT will soon be on the same side. Beyond good and evil. Just dumb.
Both are already “low-interest kind of people.” And when the going gets tough, both will come to love Modern Monetary Theory, MMT… and $2-trillion federal deficits.
Markets are running into trouble. The trends that were so felicitous for so long – falling interest rates and rising stock prices – have now stalled, or even reversed.
The private sector faces a recession. Wall Street sees a bear market coming. In Washington, tax receipts will fall… as costs continue to rise.
How to keep the jig up? The politicians – left, right, and center – will come to see: debt isn’t so bad!
What were those previous generations thinking, they will wonder? Scrimping and saving, balancing budgets, making trade-offs – and for what? The silly duffers didn’t know any better.
A government can issue debt to pay for whatever it likes. It can pay to fight a war, to lower taxes for a preferred group, to soften the sharp edges of a recession. The United States has, in fact, issued debt to pay for all of these things. American politicians say that public debt crowds out private investment, that it’s unsustainable and will turn the country into Argentina. Or Greece. Or now, Venezuela. But regardless of what they say, what American politicians do is vote for more debt.
Year in, year out… boom or bust… Democrat or Republican – they voted for more debt. Modern Monetary Theory is at least realistic about it.
What really counts is the total amount of resources the feds take. The more they squander, the less is left for real output and growth. And the practical advantage of debt over inflation (just printing money) is that it limits the take.
Borrowed money has a cost. The more the feds borrow, the higher interest rates go. Then, the economy slumps… tax revenues decline… and the feds are worse off than ever.
Then, of course, the feds finagle a fix, getting the central bank – the Fed – to buy up their debt, so interest rates don’t go up. This ends up being very close to a pure MMT or Chartalist system, where the feds are, in effect, printing the money to pay for their quack programs.
Fake money only works for as long as it mimics real money; that is, only so long as it respects the limits of real resources. After all, a car is not a car because the feds say it’s a car; it’s a car because it takes you where you want to go.
And as soon as the feds’ money stops taking you where you want to go – like Zim dollars in Zimbabwe in 2006 or bolívars in Venezuela today – MMT falls apart. The feds could “print” all they wanted; it wouldn’t buy them a ham sandwich.
Fortunately, the U.S. dollar still has some miles left on it. But with politicians like AOC and DJT at the wheel, it’s just a matter of time before the limits come off… and it ends up in a ditch.https://archive.fo/npUGyhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-05/dumb-and-dumber-trump-and-ocasio-cortez-will-join-forces-and-debase-dollar
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YouTube’s PewDiePie Is More Watched Than Mainstream News Outlets by Millions of Views
TV JUNKIES & PROPAGANDISTS BTFO!
Fewer and fewer people trust the mainstream media every day thanks to its unapologetic narrative creation and it’s obvious, yet not confessed to, bias. Slowly but surely, many mainstream media outlets have had to cut back on staff, the most recent of which include Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post.
However, nothing has highlighted just how awful it is for the mainstream media than a recent realization that was had by YouTube’s most subscribed to channel, PewDiePie.
Felix Kjellberg, more popularly known as the famous/infamous PewDiePie, has a “news” show on his channel he calls PewNews. On initial watching, it looks more like a satirical news show, and in a way it is, but Kjellberg actually talks about things happening around the world. Here’s an example of the latest video.
A Reddit user noted on the r/pewdiepiesubmissions subreddit that PewDiePie gets more viewers for his news show than Vox and posted a meme along with it.
Upon viewing Vox’s YouTube channel, I noticed that the vast majority of their videos get somewhere around half a million views, while every now and again you’ll see some go beyond one or two million.
PewDiePie’s videos average in the six million range no matter what video he releases, with some videos even going so far as 12 to 14 million.
In terms of prime time programming averages, Fox News took first place 2.439 million viewers, MSNBC was second among the cable news networks with 1.835 million, and CNN third with 1.119 million.
This means that PewDiePie’s Pew News is the most watched news program, outpacing that of all cable news networks prime time programming combined.
It should be noted, however, that PewDiePie only releases one of these a week, but as I said above, PewDiePie’s videos average around six million views no matter what he releases. If he did release an episode daily, then he would likely outperform every news program and personality in America every day.http://archive.is/mw6Tchttps://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2019/01/29/youtubes-pewdiepie-watched-news-mainstream-news-outlets-millions-views/
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Wikileaks Cracks Open A Vatican Secret
Wikileaks, the tell-anything anti-secrecy organization, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, took aim at one of the world's most secretive institutions, the Vatican, releasing a small collection of documents about a power struggle involving Pope Francis, a leading traditionalist cardinal, and a medieval Catholic order of knights.
The documents offered little new about a fight that two years ago was widely covered in the media. Their contents seem especially paltry at a time when the Vatican is embroiled in full-fledged scandals on multiple continents. But the release represented the first time Wikileaks has turned its spotlight on the often-acrimonious internal affairs of the Holy See, and some Vatican watchers wondered whether more damaging secrets might start to escape the city-state walls.
"The fact itself, Wikileaks entering the internal affairs of the Vatican, is an alarm bell," said Marco Politi, a veteran Vatican watcher. "The subject itself is not interesting. These are old diatribes, old fights. But the important thing will be the next step. Will there be a subsequent Wikileaks [release] on something not previously revealed? Should Wikileaks pull out stuff regarding pedophilia or banking scandals, then we would be onto something new."https://wikileaks.org/popeorders/
Documents released by WikiLeaks today shed light on a power struggle within the highest offices of the Catholic Church. Amongst the documents is a private letter written by Pope Francis. The existence of this letter, addressed to the papal envoy Cardinal Raymond Burke, has been the source of much speculation in the media . It is now published for the first time in full and with the Pope’s signature.
This letter concerns the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, also known as the Order of Malta or the Knights of Malta, originally founded in Jerusalem during the Crusades in 1099. As the name indicates, it has been widely recognised as a sovereign entity in itself despite theoretically being subject to papal authority as a Catholic institution.
This ambiguous status cuts to the heart of the dispute as it reached a fever pitch after Pope Francis forced the abdication of Matthew Festing as Prince and Grand Master of the Order in January 2017. A month earlier Festing had dismissed the Order’s Grand Chancellor Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager.
The reason for the dismissal is said to be that Boeselager, who served as health minister for the Order, was held personally responsible for having approved funds for an aid mission in Africa that distributed condoms, amongst other things. This directly contravenes Church teachings on contraception and Festing was adamant that Boeselager be held responsible.
Boeselager, however, appealed to Pope Francis, who in turn deeply undermined the Order’s independence and sovereignty by appointing a papal commission to investigate the matter and report back to the Holy See. Boeselager was subsequently reinstated at the same time as Festing was ousted. The papal letter, published by WikiLeaks today, shows the Pope was aware of and involved in the dispute since at least November 2016 when he met with Cardinal Burke.
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After UK Commies Lable Hammers A Terror Threat, Karl Marx's London Grave Vandalised With Hammer
The tomb of Karl Marx at London’s Highgate cemetery has been vandalised in a targeted attack that means the Grade I-listed monument will “never be the same again”.
The suspected vandal damaged a marble plaque which was taken from Marx’s original 1881 gravestone and incorporated into the 1954 monument.
Images of the defaced memorial, which attracts tens of thousands of stupid communists each year, show what appears to be damage done by a hammer to the lettering of Marx’s name and the marble on which it is mounted.https://archive.fo/nLhqD
Recently communist bureaucrats have tried to ban UK citizens from buying hammers over fear of citizens being possible "terrorist threats."
If you need a hammer for any reason, the United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism policing unit will consider you a potential terrorist. They are also asking that anyone who sees someone doing something suspicious, like purchasing a hammer, to report it to the enforcers.https://archive.fo/cVz8E
So much good that turned out for them huh? Blowback!
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Israel To Build New Massive Wall Along Border, But Israel's Bitch Can't
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Muh Russia! Macron Blames Russia For Carbon Tax Protests
Its never their own fault, is it?RELATED: >>>/endpol/1124
French President Emmanuel Macron, who considers himself ‘a man of the people’ does not blame himself or economic problems for the rise of the yellow vest movement.
A head of the 12 consecutive week of yellow vest protests, Macron laid the blame on social media and the Russians (of course) rather than taking any responsibility himself.
RT reports: https://archive.fo/53sP4
Macron blasted the nation’s mainstream media for failing to control the narrative and argued that social networks and “the Russians” are driving all content instead, with traditional outlets falling into line. The president’s calculated outburst was published by the weekly Le Point on Friday, just before the Yellow Vests officially marked the 12th consecutive week of staging large-scale protests against the government.
The president dismissed Eric Drouet, the 33-year-old trucker who emerged as a prominent figure in the protests, as “a media product, a product of social networks,” and claimed that the demonstrators are being “advised from outside,” without elaborating. He argued that 90 percent of the chatter online about the Yellow Vests comes from the “[far] rightists, leftists, and the Russians.”https://archive.fo/L5RqFhttps://newspunch.com/macron-says-social-media-russia-are-to-blame-for-yellow-vest-movement/
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Woman Who Outed Clinton’s Faith Healer as Child Rapist Found Dead
EVERY TIME.RELATED: >>>/news/13861
The woman who outed Bill Clinton’s faith healer as the leader of a child sex ring has been found dead amid a total media blackout.
‘John of God’ is a Brazilian cult leader who appeared on Oprah and boasted Bill Clinton and a number of other celebrities as clients.
Two months ago, he was arrested for mass murder, running a child sex ring and human trafficking.
According to local Brazilian reports, Sabrina Bittencourt, the activist who initially unmasked John of God, turned up dead over the weekend. The story is nowhere in the english-speaking press yet.
From Cartacapital.com.br (translated from Spanish):
The death of Bittencourt, who was 38 years old, was confirmed in a note by Maria do Carmo Santos, president of the NGO Victims United.
“The group Victims United reports with regret the death of Sabrina de Campos Bittencourt occurred around 9 pm this Saturday, February 2, in the city of Barcelona, Spain, where he lived. The activist committed suicide and left a farewell letter stating the reasons for taking her own life. We urge everyone not to try to get in touch with any family member, to keep them from asking questions that are painful at this difficult time. Two of Sabrina’s three children still do not know what happened, and her father, Rafael Velasco, is trying to protect them. Sabrina’s fight will never be forgotten and we will continue, with the same force, defending minorities, especially women who are daily victims of machismo. “
Born into a Mormon family, the activist has been abused since the age of four by members of the family’s church. At 16, she became pregnant with one of the rapists and aborted. Bittencourt dedicated his life to military by victims of abuse and to unmasking religious leaders, among them Prem Baba and John of God.https://archive.fo/1FwPlhttps://newspunch.com/woman-outed-clintons-faith-healer-child-rapist-found-dead/
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UK Government Announces Yes, They Do Spy On Consumers via New 'Smart' Meters
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Totalitarianism: Buying A Hammer Now Makes You A Terrorist In The UK
If you need a hammer for any reason, the United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism policing unit will consider you a potential terrorist. They are also asking that anyone who sees someone doing something suspicious, like purchasing a hammer, to report it to the enforcers.
Buying a hammer is suspicious and is potentially an indicator of criminal activity according to the Tweet below posted by the U.K. Counter Terrorism Policing office.
Information from YOU, the public, has helped foil terror plots in the UK.
Last year, 22% of information we received assisted live investigations.
If you see something that doesn’t look right. Look again, ACT and report it 📲 https://t.co/AZvXoV84Qg#ActionCountersTerrorism
— Counter Terrorism Policing UK (@TerrorismPolice) January 28, 2019
It’s hard to see in the Twitter photo, but the guy looking at the hammer also has a few knives in his shopping basket. That’s apparently supposed to be a context clue that he’s maybe a very bad person, if not a terrorist. The U.K. has a borderline-comical campaign going on trying to convince young people not to carry knives around. According to Reason, there’s actually a very logically and likely explanation for needing some knives and one hammer. The man might be a chef doing some work in his restaurant, but the point of this ad campaign is that they actually don’t want you to think of the most likely explanation. They want you to be suspicious and live your life in fear of other’s everyday activities. Complete with the scary “Life Has No Rewind Button” motto. Reason further pointed out that the entire video ad is actually a lot more sinister; not because it’s eerie at all, but it’s a bit horrifying what the UK counter-terrorism police demand you feel is “suspicious” behavior: like taking out the trash.
Similar tweets and the video ad above did get some good and decent mocking (and rightfully so) on Twitter:
So we are all guilty until proven innocent then?
— STOTTINMAD (@STOTTINMAD) January 30, 2019
better not looks susp when bringing out the trash or youll get reported
— ooooooof (@Tochonko) January 30, 2019https://archive.fo/cVz8Ehttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-01/totalitarianism-buying-hammer-now-makes-you-terrorist-uk
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Mass Mexican 'Yellow Vest' Strike Threatens To Shutter North American Auto Industry
The strike by 70,000 auto parts workers in Matamoros, Mexico is beginning to affect production at US automobile assembly plants, raising the possibility that auto production across North America could be brought to a standstill.
US workers are reporting to the World Socialist Web Site that management is slowing production at General Motors and Ford assembly plants as a result of the strike. Production at Ford’s assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan will stop this week due to a shortage of parts caused by the walkout.
By courageously withholding their labor, the workers at 50 auto parts plants that have been struck in Matamoros, just south of Brownsville, Texas, could bring a major sector of the world economy to its knees.
The strike demonstrates the objective unity and class common interests of US, Canadian and Mexican workers. It is the answer of the working class to Donald Trump’s racist threat to build a wall between the US and Mexico and the nationalist poison spread by the United Auto Workers and Unifor unions to make American and Canadian autoworkers think that their enemies are their Mexican brothers and sisters, not the auto bosses and the capitalist profit system.
Matamoros workers are beginning to recognize their social strength. Yesterday, thousands of workers marched from their plants to the city plaza, chanting “Bourgeoisie, get out!” The strikers have issued a social media appeal for “all Mexican workers” to join them in a national general strike, which they are calling “A Day Without Workers.”
There are indications the strike may spread. On Friday, the parts company Aptiv fired hundreds of workers in the border city of Reynosa for engaging in partial strikes demanding a 100 percent wage increase. The firings provoked outrage among the workers.
The eyes of a million maquiladora workers near the US-Mexico border—accounting for nearly two-thirds of Mexican exports—are on the struggle in Matamoros.https://archive.fo/F90OGhttps://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/21/pers-j21.html
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OH SHIT! US TO INVADE VENEZUELA!
How many of these brown fuckers do you think are going to swarm into Texas once the bombs start falling?
In this hypothetical war nobody wins, the hard working venezuelans have been long gone to other countries already, most of them since at least 10 years ago. The ones left are the lower strata composed of mulatto and miserable mestizo, all living on welfare.
Russia/China lose an important base in Latin America due to their incompetence regarding keeping their ally on a moral leash about what and what not to do with the population.
Cuban Socialist Council, latin america's equivalent of the Illuminati/Elders of Zion (and fitting, as said council is mainly jewish) is now much more widely known for their antics and will be on the sights of many conservative groups that may spawn or already exist.
America, even when relatively doing the good thing in the shallow sense (ignoring they will kike the place quickly due to the population being extremely demoralized already and drained of all its skilled members) will still be seen as a total warmonger due to all the highly questionable decisions made before.http://archive.is/B8zSEhttps://twitter.com/themiamivoice/status/1091701428777902080
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Justice Ginsburg Still Missing After Cancer Surgery Causing Everybody To Ponder Is She Dead?
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has not been seen publicly for nearly two months, and since her lung cancer surgery she has not attended oral arguments in the Supreme Court, and has canceled multiple scheduled appearances. TMZ did publish a short video showing the top of a head of a person being helped into a car, without any face shots, claiming it ws Ginsburg. Yet the media who went absolutely bonkers while the First Lady Melania Trump was recuperating from kidney surgery and wasn't seen publicly for a few weeks, apparently has no interest in updating the public on Ginsburg's condition and well being, yet others are asking "Where's Ruth?"
Back when Melania was recuperating CNN even made a handy little graphic for Brian Stelter to tweet out, a calendar running from May 11 to June 3, 2018, with question marks on each day, and an image of Melania in the upper left corner under the words "LAST SEEN," with the date "May 10." Stelter tweeted the graphic with the comment "If any First Lady "disappeared," you'd "want to know where she is." Here's our @CNN discussion: http:// cnn.it/2xFnTH9."
While I grant that the public is interested in our First Lady, Ginsburg has a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the nation, the Supreme Court, and should she be forced to step down because of health issues, or if she passes away, President Trump would get a third Supreme Court nominee in just his first term, so we have to wonder why the media seems to have no interest in where Ginsburg is or when she will return to court.
A Google search from the past week shows a handful of articles about Ginsburg, but not about her health and well being, nor the same type of "RuthWatch" that they conducted daily when Melania was recuperating, but instead the stories are only focused the "conspiracy theories" being discussed on forums and social media.
MEDIAite provides some comments made over on Twitter by right-wing pundits, like Tony Shaffer that links to an American Thinker story, stating "Where is the Notorious RBG? Ruth Bader Ginsburg watch nears the end of its second month..." They also highlight conservative actor James Wood who asks "Seriously though... #WheresRuth?" Wayne Dupree asks "Anyone seen RBG?" Last but not least for examples, MEDIAite shows former Trump advisor Sebastian Gorka's tweet stating "Still no sign. 6 days left until Ruth Bader Ginsberg has to make her official appearance at @realDonaldTrump’s State of the Union."
A quick note about Gorka's tweet - Ginsburg, in fact no Supreme Court Justice, is required to appear the SOTU address, but after Fox News' accidentally showed a graphic on-air that indicated that Ginsburg had died in 2019, blaming it on a "control room error," along with the 85 year-old's frail health after breaking a few ribs in November 2018, then the cancer surgery in December, the optics of her not showing up, as well as not being seen in public, wouldn't be advantageous to anyone.
American Thinker explains why there is so much interest in Ginsburg's recovery and health:
The reason her absence is so monumental is that if her health has compromised her ability to do her job as a member of the highest court in the United States, her removal will give President Trump his third justice nomination of his first term. This would be an apocalypse to the liberal Democrats, who would be faced with the most conservative Supreme Court in modern history for decades to come. If you thought the Kavanaugh nomination was rough, imagine if Democrats doubled their efforts the third time around.
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France In Downward Spiral As Riots And Police Brutality Get Nasty
One week after a Yellow Vest organizer was "handicapped for life" by French police, protesters dedicated Saturday's demonstrations to denouncing police violence - only to be beaten and gassed by said police.
There have been 1,900 protesters and around 1,000 police injured since the movement began in November, and 10 fatalities, including an 80-year-old Marseille woman who was killed when a police tear-gas canister was launched into her apartment window while she was trying to close the shutters. She was taken to a nearby hospital but died during an operation after suffering shock, according to a local media report.
More French police throwing down, beating, batoning, and abusing their own people.
Seems to be the usual now every Saturday in Paris.pic.twitter.com/A8Mm0IMtPT#GiletsJaunes #Acte12 #ActeXII #YellowVest
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) February 2, 2019
Police used several weapons against the activists on Saturday, including rubber bullets and Flash Ball weapons. The French Interior Ministry said that 80,000 security officials had been deployed across France, including 5,000 in Paris.
In Valance in the south of France, the mayor said measures had been taken to prepare for about 10,000 demonstrators. Authorities fear up to 1,000 of those could be violent rioters. -Daily Mail
Protesters in Paris began chanting "Macron Resign" Saturday morning as they threw bottles and other projectiles at police, resulting in the deployment of tear gas.
"We want him out, but we also want the police to stop wounding us with their Flash Ball weapons," said 33-year-old Yellow Vest Jacques Caron.
Yellow Vest organizer Jerome Rodrigues, 40, was "handicapped for life" last weekend after being struck with a projectile fired by police, which his attorney said was a flashball. Rodrigues addressed a Paris crowd on Saturday before the day's protests.
Like others who have been mutilated in recent months, he said he was hit by a so-called Flash Ball – rubber projectiles fired from police guns.
A bid to have them outlawed failed last week, and numerous officers were seen carrying them today.
Dramatic video of the Rodrigues incident led to other Yellow Vests calling for a ‘mass uprising’ against the Macron administration.
In turn, police suggest that a non-lethal grenade exploded in front of Mr Rodrigues, and he was hit by shrapnel. -Daily Mailhttps://archive.fo/o7a6Chttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-02/french-yellow-vests-march-denounce-police-violence-promptly-get-beaten-riot-cops
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In Tit-For-Tat, US and Russia Suspend INF Treaty And New Arms Race Begins
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the US is suspending the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a key pact with Russia that has been a centerpiece of European security since the Cold War. "For years, Russia has violated the terms of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty without remorse," Pompeo said, speaking from the State Department. "Russia's violations put millions of Europeans and Americans at greater risk." "It is our duty to respond appropriately," Pompeo said, adding that the US had provided "ample time" for Russia to return to compliance.
The long-expected suspension, which has raised concerns about a renewed arms race with Moscow and put European allies on edge, goes into effect on Saturday. Pompeo's announcement starts a 180-day clock to complete withdrawal unless Russia returns to compliance with the 1987 agreement. President Donald Trump and his senior officials had been signaling for months that they were ready to pull out of the INF treaty, which the US accuses Moscow of violating since 2014.https://archive.is/hdff9
Putin said "ours will be a mirror response" in a tit-for-tat move that the Russian president ultimately blames on Washington's years-long "systematic" undermining of the agreement.
“Our US partners say that they are ceasing their participation in the treaty, and we are doing the same,” the Russian president said. “They say that they are doing research and testing [on new weapons] and we will do the same thing.”
Crucially, however, he noted that there were no plans to deploy short and mid-range missiles to Europe unless the US does it first — a worst nightmare scenario that has rattled European leaders ever since talk began from Trump that the 1987 treaty could be scrapped.
Putin still seemed to allow some degree space for last minute concessions as "still on the table" possibly in line with the Trump administration's desire to modernize and update a new treaty taking into account new technological and geopolitical realities, such as China's ballistic missile capabilities.
“Let’s wait until our partners mature sufficiently to hold a level, meaningful conversation on this topic, which is extremely important for us, them, and the entire world,” Putin said. But also lashing out during the press conference that followed the meeting with top officials Putin described:
Over many years, we have repeatedly suggested staging new disarmament talks, on all types of weapons. Over the last few years, we have seen our initiatives not supported. On the contrary, pretexts are constantly sought to demolish the existing system of international security.
Specifically he and FM Sergei Lavrov referenced not only Trump's threats to quit the agreement, which heightened in December, but accusations leveled from Washington that the Kremlin was in violation. The White House has now affirmed the bilateral historic agreement signed by Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan will be suspended for 180 days. Lavrov insisted that Moscow “attempted to do everything we could to rescue the treaty.”https://archive.fo/t4dEx
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Good! Gov. Ron DeSantis Bans Obama’s Subversive Toxic Common Core in Florida
Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed an executive order completely banning Obama’s “toxic” Common Core from Florida schools.
“One of the things we would constantly hear about on the campaign trail is frustration from parents with Common Core and the testing,” said Gov. DeSantis at a news conference at Ida S. Baker High School in Cape Coral.https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/76/c0/5c9515af4e868bfbca4db62d697f/eo-19-32.pdfAbcactionnews.com reports: https://archive.fo/j1Yy6
The Governor said he wants to work with the Florida Department of Education, as well as speak with teachers and parents about their experiences with Common Core.
“Let’s get this right,” said Gov. DeSantis “We want high quality, we want to demand excellence.”
The Governor said he wants to streamline standardized testing, make civics a priority in schools, and increase the rate of literacy.
Common Core is a set of academic standards in mathematics and arts/literacy that outline what students should know at the end of each grade. Some parents argued the guidelines were too rigid and required too much testing for students.
WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday he is issuing an executive order to eliminate Common Core from Florida schools.Background >> http://bit.ly/2WAd0z5
Posted by ABC Action News – WFTS – Tampa Bay on Thursday, January 31, 2019
“When you complained about Common Core, I hear you. I told you I would do something about, and today we’re acting to bring those promises into reality,” said Gov. DeSantis.https://archive.fo/pQJLhhttps://newspunch.com/gov-ron-desantis-bans-obamas-common-core-florida/
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Store Your Gold At The Bank Of England And You Might Never See It Again
In early November 2018, it first came to light that the Bank of England in London was delaying and blocking the withdrawal of 14 tonnes of gold owned by the Venezuelan central bank, Banco Central de Venezuela (BCV). At the time, Reuters and The Times of London both reported that according to unnamed British ‘public officials’, the delays were being caused by the difficulty and cost of obtaining insurance for the gold shipment back to Venezuela, and also due to “standard measures to prevent money-laundering“.
As I explained in a BullionStar article on 15 November titled ‘Bank of England refuses to return 14 tonnes of gold to Venezuela’, the explanations given to Reuters and the Times for the withdrawal delays were completely bogus, and that the real reason for blocking the BCV gold withdrawal was undoubtedly US and UK joint government interventions to stall the withdrawal. As I wrote at the time:
“The reasons put forward by official sources in the Reuters and Times articles for why Venezuela can’t withdraw its gold from the Bank of England are clearly bogus. The more logical and likely explanation is that the US, through the White House, US Treasury and State Department have been liaising with the British Foreign office and HM Treasury to put pressure on the Bank of England to delay and push back on Venezuela’s gold withdrawal request.”
As it turns out, this was an entirely correct prediction, since by 25 January, Bloomberg confirmed in an ‘exclusive report’ (two and a half months later) that:
“The Bank of England’s decision to deny Maduro officials’ withdrawal request comes after top U.S. officials, including Secretary of StateMichael Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton, lobbied their U.K. counterparts to help cut off the regime from its overseas assets, according to one of the people, who asked not to be identified.”
Why Bloomberg took so long to state the obvious is not clear, but from the outset, the entire interventionalist playbook of the Americans and British in this saga has been entirely predictable to anyone observing the situation. This intervention by the Bank of England on behalf of the US and UK shows a complete disregard for sovereign gold property rights, and the Bank of England has now literally ripped up a custody gold storage agreement that it had entered into with another of the world’s central banks.
Predicting the Coup – Look to the Gold
More interestingly, the Bank of England’s stalling tactics on the BCV gold withdrawal has also been useful in predicting the timing of the current Western powers’ move against Maduro and in signaling how long this foreign backed coup has been in the planning in Washington DC and elsewhere. Let’s look at a few facts and their timing.
From at least early September 2018, the Bank of England (BoE) began stalling on allowing a central bank gold custody customer (the BCV) to withdraw sovereign property (gold bars) that the BCV had entrusted to the Bank of England under a gold custody agreement.
Why early September 2018? Because, as the Reuters report dated 5 November stated, the BCV gold withdrawal request had “been held up for nearly two months”. This would put the original BCV withdrawal request to at least early September. And since the BCV’s gold withdrawal request was not actioned by the BoE at that time in early September, then this implies that the Bank of England already had its instructions to begin stalling the BCV during at least early September, which also implies that the British and US governments were already involved.
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Windows Spyware Trying To Block Users From Reading REAL NEWS
NewsGuard, the news-filtering browser spyware add-on, recently partnered with Microsoft and run by neoconservatives, Obama-Clinton alumni, and other assorted Trump haters, has advised advertisers to withdraw their business from websites on its blacklist of so-called “unreliable” news websites — a list that includes Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail.
NewsGuard’s tactic is similar the one used by far-left smear peddlers Sleeping Giants, whose mission is to spread baseless accusations of racism and white supremacy to the advertisers of pro-Trump media outlets in order to put them out of business and silence their voice. Two of the sites on NewsGuard’s list, Breitbart News and the Daily Mail, are also prominent targets of Sleeping Giants.
The effect isn’t merely to silence pro-Trump media. It also ensures advertisers don’t market their products to Trump voters, causing them to rely less and less on consumers in the heartland, and more on progressive consumers who read establishment news sources. The ultimate result: corporations cater their products and “corporate values” even more to the latter, and not at all to the former.
“By licensing the NewsGuard ratings, advertisers limit their advertising, including programmatic advertising, to sites that meet the NewsGuard criteria” explains the neocon extension’s official website “Advertisers use this data and related information about sites to craft efficient—and safe—ad campaigns.” Programmatic advertising is essentially the use of automation to purchase ads, as opposed to manual selection and placement of ads by humans. Adweek calls programmatic advertising “the most important trend in advertising,” and estimates that 82 percent of ads will be programmatic by 2020.
Every user of Windows should immediately remove this spyware which prohibits browsing freedom and targeting users with adds and popups.
Windows users should also check out P2P networks (such as Tribler or Soulseek) and find an ISO of Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 and have a backup to avoid Microsoft's new Windows 10 botnet which is loaded to the brim with third party bloatware and telemetry spying.https://archive.fo/tepQthttps://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/01/31/financial-blacklisting-newsguard-advises-advertisers-to-avoid-pro-trump-media/
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Antifa Organizers Arrested for Violent Racist Attack Against Latino Marines
An Antifa organizer has been arrested and charged on multiple felony counts in connection with a racially charged attack against two hispanic US Marines during a trip to Philadelphia.
Joseph “Jose” Alcoff, a.k.a. “Chepe” and “Jose Martin,” faces 17 charges, including multiple counts of aggravated assault, conspiracy, terroristic threats, ethnic intimidation and one count of robbery while inflicting serious bodily injury.
Zerohedge.com reports: https://archive.fo/5H2Ut
Alcoff’s arrest comes two months after the arrests of Thomas Massey and Tom Keenan – who is considered a “leader” of the Philadelphia Antifa cell, and was charged in 2011 with Alcoff in connection with a New Jersey riot.
The Marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, testified in December that a group of 10 to 12 Antifa members called them “Nazis” and “white supremacists” and attacked them on the street despite their denials that they had no association with the right-wing group demonstrating nearby.
During the attack, Godinez said he shouted “I’m Mexican” at the mob, which allegedly led the attackers to call him a “spic” and “wetback.” –Daily Caller
Torres gave his account of the incident to Fox News in December.
Based on an affidavit filed in the case, the investigation into Alcoff was aided in large part due to reporting by the Daily Caller – which has covered Antifa, and “Smash Racism DC” in particular.
Alcoff is an organizer of Smash Racism DC, the Antifa group responsible for mobbing Fox News host and DCNF co-founder Tucker Carlson’s house in November and for chasing Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz from a D.C. restaurant in September.
Alcoff made significant efforts to separate his true identity from his fanatical personas, “Chepe” and “Jose Martin,” TheDCNF reported in December.
When speaking as Chepe and through his Twitter handle @sabokitty, Alcoff has called for the killing of the rich and encourages using violence to bring “a world without capitalism, without private property … that is socialist and communist.”
Alcoff pled not guilty to the charges and is currently out on $15,000 bail. His lawyer did not immediately return a comment. – Daily Callerhttps://archive.fo/lvtP5https://newspunch.com/antifa-organizer-arrested-racist-attack-latino-marines/
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Good! Salvini Begins Deporting Illegal Invaders From Italy
More than 500 people are being ousted from a refugee reception centre in a town close to Rome in the first major eviction since Italy’s rightwing populist government enacted hardline immigration measures into law.
Thirty people were evicted from the centre, the second-largest of its kind in Italy and the place where Pope Francis washed residents’ feet as part of his Easter ritual in 2016, in Castelnuovo di Porto on Tuesday. A further 75 were removed on Wednesday, with the remaining 430 to be evicted before the centre’s closure on 31 January.
The evictions follow the approval of the “Salvini decree”, named after Matteo Salvini, the interior minister and leader of the far-right League, in late November.
Salvini claimed the centre, which has hosted about 8,000 people over the last eight years, was a den for “drug-dealing and crime” and that the same fate would soon befall the 2,000 people living in the sprawling Cara di Mineo reception centre in in Sicily and at similar structures across Italy.
He said the closures would save the Italian government €6m (£5.2m) a year, money that would instead be spent “helping Italians”. “I did what any good father would have done,” he said.
Riccardo Travaglini, the mayor of Castelnuovo di Porto, told reporters that no notice was given before the evictions. Men, women and children, many enrolled in local schools, were reportedly separated before the majority were taken by bus to undisclosed destinations. Some were housed by local residents, including Travaglini, who took in a woman from Somalia and her child.
“In a single day, they managed to destroy years of (((work))),” Traviglini said. “These were people who had managed to become integrated.”
The opposition party’s (((Roberto Morassut))) compared the evictions to “deportations to Nazi concentration camps”. “One of the most important structures for immigrant reception was evacuated without adequate warning … it was a real blitz,” he said.
The majority of residents at the Castelnuovo di Porto centre were in the process of applying for asylum. Many had received humanitarian protection, a two-year permit granted to those who are not eligible for refugee status but who for various reasons cannot be sent home. Humanitarian protection status, which enables people to work and is estimated to be held by about 100,000 people, was abolished under Salvini’s bill.http://archive.is/bvWR8https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/23/italy-evicts-more-than-500-people-refugee-centre-near-rome
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Federal Judge Blasts Criminal PG&E's Clear-Cut Pattern Of Starting Fires
After rallying in the 'good' news that the company has entered Chapter 11, PG&E's stock is lower today, not helped by a federal judge's comments slamming the triple-bankrupt utility for serially starting fires.
Following a series of massive fires along its 125,000 miles of power lines over the last two years, Bloomberg reports that U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup - who is overseeing PG&E’s probation for safety violations that led to felony convictions for the 2010 explosion of one of its gas pipelines, which killed eight people - didn’t back down from his criticism of the utility despite being told he had overreached.
“Usually a criminal on probation is forthcoming and admits what they need to admit. You haven’t admitted much,” Alsup told lawyers for the company at a hearing Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco.
“There’s a clear-cut pattern here: that PG&E is starting these fires.”
Among other suggestions, the judge proposed subjecting the company to criminal sanctions if it failed to shut off electric supply to portions of the grid on extremely windy days, trim tree branches and inspect and repair thousands of miles of power lines.
But of course, what are a few tens of billions of dollars of liabilities?
We remember the old days where corporate bankruptcy was a negative event for shareholders.https://archive.fo/2uAmbhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-30/federal-judge-blasts-criminal-pges-clear-cut-pattern-starting-fires
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Pentagon Sends Several Thousand More Troops To US-Mexico Border Over Invasion Threats
DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/endpol/1122
The U.S. will be sending “several thousand” more troops to the southern border to provide additional support to Homeland Security, the Pentagon has confirmed.
The move comes as another migrant ‘caravan’ made its way to the border from Honduras.
RT reports: https://archive.fo/XASzH
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requested additional surveillance capability and concertina wire, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday.
“We’ve responded with, you know, here’s how many people it would take,” Shanahan said. However, he would not disclose the exact number. When asked how many troops would be headed to the border, he said “Several thousand, and I’ll kind of leave it at that.”
A Pentagon spokesman later followed that up, explaining that the Department of Defense is “currently sourcing the units involved and there will be an increase of a few thousand troops,” and that “we will provide more clarity on the numbers when we have it.”
All the troops are in a “support role” to civilian authorities and not engaged in law enforcement, Shanahan stressed.
President Donald Trump initially ordered almost 6,000 troops to the southern border in late October, as two migrant caravans trekked through Mexico. His critics accused him of a publicity stunt ahead of the November midterms.
Some 3,600 of those troops have since returned to their bases, but 2,300 soldiers still remain on the border. Earlier this month, Shanahan authorized extending their mission through the end of September 2019. Another 2,200 National Guard troops are deployed on the border as well.
That decision came within days of another “caravan” forming in Honduras and setting out for Mexico, with the US as their final destination.https://archive.fo/cFrWmhttps://newspunch.com/pentagon-says-several-thousand-more-troops-are-being-sent-to-us-mexico-border/
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Democrats Want Americans To Pay For Illegal Aliens' Student Loan Debts
New York Democrats have passed a bill that will use millions in taxpayer money to fund college tuition fees for illegal immigrants.
The Democratic-controlled New York state Legislature on Wednesday passed the Dream Act, legislation that makes thousands of “Dreamers” eligible for government money to attend colleges in the state.
The bill, which has attracted praise from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would cost $27 million.
The measure is “a slap in the face for all the hardworking taxpayers who play the rules and struggle for the costs of a college education,” Republican state Sen. Daphne Jordan said of the bill.
Jordan was joined by other Republican state legislators in criticism of the Dream Act, who argued it would unfairly take money away from legal residents who struggle to pay their college tuition.
The bill had been introduced in the New York Legislature before, but Republican control of the state Senate had prevented it from moving forward—until Democrats gained control of both chambers after the 2018 midterms.
“We do this as a symbol that you will be guaranteed an education and that the door to higher education is open to all children of New York State,” stated De La Rosa, sponsor of the bill and immigrant from the Dominican Republic.
While Cuomo has not yet signed the bill into law, he has expressed support for tuition for illegal immigrants and he has already included his own version in the state budget plan.
Passage of the Dream Act came one day after New York legislators passed a bill dramatically expanding access to abortion. The bill, which was promptly signed into law by Cuomo, allows women to have abortions after 24 weeks in situations where “there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health.”
New York Democrats say they have just begun.https://archive.fo/bxbokhttps://newspunch.com/democrats-bill-free-college-illegal-immigrants/
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Terrorist Who Wants to Kill Americans Takes over Mexican Cartel on Texas Border
DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/endpol/1122
A notorious terrorist who vowed to kill as many American citizens as possible has taken over the ruthless Los Zetas cartel, a group stationed at the Texas border in the Nuevo Laredo-Laredo metropolitan border area.
Neuvo Laredo, Tamaulipas, sits immediately across the border from Laredo, Texas, and is the only urban location along the entire U.S.-Mexico border that does not have any fencing or security.
Breitbart.com reports: https://archive.fo/jq0hv
The convicted terrorist, Hector Raul Luna Luna, is known as “El Tory” and was convicted in the 2008 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. He was released from prison due to bribes paid by Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) and has now taken over the dominant faction of Los Zetas, Cartel Del Noreste (CDN), to open up the lucrative and unsecured border corridor into Texas.
Under El Tory’s new reign, Los Zetas is linked to a level of brutality that had not been seen in prior years. Gruesome executions, dismemberments, targeted attacks on police and military officials, and the general use of intimidation have become commonplace in parts of northern Mexico as El Tory and Los Zetas try to expand their operations.
Most recently, Breitbart News reported exclusively on a series of threats made by El Tory, who claimed he would blow up the headquarters of a state police agency in Nuevo Leon. The threats were made through several narco-banners that Los Zetas hung throughout the industrial city of Monterrey. The threats are considered credible by law enforcement in Mexico, since El Tory has a history of targeting police and has used grenades in the past.
El Tory was released from a Mexican federal prison in mid 2017 with the help of his close friend and ally Eleazar “El Chelelo” Medina Rojas and his new ties with CJNG, so the two could help establish a Los Zetas-CJNG corridor from Monterrey to Nuevo Laredo and into Texas. Their release came at the hands of a federal judge and a “control” judge who ruled in each of the two cases to release the two cartel bosses. El Tory was serving a sentence of more than 20 years for the charges of crimes against public health (drug trafficking), engaging in organized criminal activities, and unlawful possession of restricted military weapons. Both El Tory and Chelelo have extensive criminal histories and are wanted by U.S. authorities.
Soon after their release, the two cartel bosses began to leave a trail of bodies behind them as they tried to solidify their positions within the CDN faction of Los Zetas and against the other cartels. Breitbart News reported on the arrest of El Chelelo in the southern state of Yucatan in December 2018. Soon after his arrest, a local state judge tried to release El Chelelo but federal authorities were able to re-arrest him for extradition purposes. Even without El Chelelo, El Tory continued to wage a fierce war against a rival faction of Los Zetas called “Old School Z” and has killed hundreds of their members in the border states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
Mexican law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart News that El Tory is the mastermind behind the gruesome murder of the leader of the Old School Z faction Luis “El Rex or Z12” Reyes Enriquez. El Rex died inside a state prison in Nuevo Laredo after being shanked numerous times by CDN inmates. El Tory’s men then stole El Rex’s body from a funeral home and placed his severed head in one ice chest while the rest of the body was divided into three other containers. Los Zetas then placed one ice chest outside a state prison in Tamaulipas and the three others near prisons around Monterrey.https://archive.fo/9Alazhttps://newspunch.com/terrorist-kill-americans-takes-over-mexican-cartel-texas-border/
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Iran fine, North Korea bad, "Russians everywhere": US spies tell Senate of world dangers
"US intelligence chief Dan Coats painted a dire picture of a danger-filled world to the Senate, contradicting the Trump administration’s optimism on North Korea and pessimism on Iran while beating the drum of Russiagate.
Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Coats argued that China and Russia are united in opposition to “perceived US unilateralism and interventionism and Western promotion of democratic values and human rights,”
while a number of US allies “are seeking greater independence.”
"He was joined by FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Gina Haspel, Defense Intelligence Agency chief General Robert Ashley, NSA chief General Paul Nakasone, and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) director Robert Cardillo. The DNI’s prepared remarks ran counter to many Trump administration talking points, in particular on the issues of North Korea and Iran – while mirroring the obsession of some Republicans with China and most Democrats with Russia."
North Korea is “unlikely” to surrender its nuclear weapons, while Iran is not “currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activity” several Trump administration officials have accused it of, Coats said. Ahead of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next month, President Donald Trump has been keen to tout Kim’s vague promises of denuclearization as progress towards peace on the Korean peninsula."
"Coats told a different story on Tuesday. “We continue to assess that North Korea is unlikely to give up all of its nuclear weapons and production capabilities, even as it seeks to negotiate partial denuclearization steps to obtain key US and international concessions,”
his prepared remarks argued. “North Korean leaders view nuclear arms as critical to regime survival,”
Coats continued. “We continue to observe activity inconsistent with full denuclearization.”Tehran not terrible
Though the Trump administration has been beating the drums of war with Iran ever since exiting the JCPOA nuclear deal last May, Coats and the spy chiefs told the senators that Tehran has remained party to the deal, and has not reactivated its nuclear program. “We do not believe Iran is currently undertaking the key activities we judge necessary to produce a nuclear device,”
Coats said in his prepared remarks. Nuclear research conducted by Iran since last year, Coats continued, has been done within the limits of the JCPOA. The DNI did express concern at Iran’s traditional military capability, as well as its ongoing ballistic missile program and ambitions in Syria, but that didn’t quite rise to the level of Trump’s rhetoric at the UN last September, when he accused Tehran of sowing “chaos, death, and destruction”
across the Middle East.
"China “presents a persistent cyber espionage threat and a growing attack threat to our core military and critical infrastructure systems,”
Coats argued, adding that China has the potential to use private tech companies to carry out espionage against the US and "allies". Coats’ fear is shared by the Pentagon – which banned Huawei and ZTE phones from US military bases last year – and by other intelligence chiefs, who accused the firms of spying on behalf of the Chinese government. Huawei has also been barred from participating in the US rollout of 5G networks, while Trump is reportedly considered barring US firms from using Huawei and ZTE equipment."
"Coats’s testimony offered no actual evidence for Russian interference in the 2016 election. Just last month, the DNI sent a report to the White House admitting that, while Russia conducted “messaging campaigns” on social media during the 2018 midterms, the intelligence community “does not have intelligence that indicates any compromise of our nation’s election infrastructure that would have prevented voting, changed vote counts, or disrupted the ability to tally votes.”https://www.rt.com/usa/450088-dni-coats-russia-china-iran-nk/http://archive.is/maO8P
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The Real Resistance: Washington State Sheriffs Refuse To Enforce Unconstitutional Gun Laws
"Washington state recently introduced bills for some of the strictest gun laws
in the country but they have some very important opponents: the sheriffs.
"Long thought to be the last line of defense between authoritarianism and freedom, sheriffs are in a unique position. As elected officials, basically nobody has authority over them – not the judges, not the Feds – no one except the people who may or may not choose to re-elect them."What are those new gun laws in Washington?
"In November, Washington voters passed a ballot initiative, I-1639. To purchase a semi-automatic rifle, buyers must be over 21, undergo an enhanced background check, must have completed a safety course, and need to wait 9 days to take possession of their weapon. And that’s not all. A gun owner who doesn’t store his or her weapon “properly” can be prosecuted. And that was just the beginning of the unconstitutional momentum."Feeling the wind at their backs after the ballot, gun campaigners and liberal legislators have now gone even further in the new legislative session. Bills introduced in the last week to Washington’s Democrat-dominated legislature look to further restrict firearms. Some laws would ban high capacity magazines and plastic guns made with 3D printers. Others would mandate training for concealed carry permits, and remove guns and ammo during and after domestic violence incidents. Washington’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, who proposed several of the bills, said in an email: “Now is the time to act. Washingtonians have made it clear that they support common-sense gun safety reforms.”
"Things are getting more and more difficult for gun owners in a state that has two very different demographics."Some Washington law enforcement officers are refusing to enforce these laws.
"Klickitat County Sheriff, Bob Songer, Republic police chief Loren Culp, and Ferry County Sheriff Ray Maycumber are among those who have publicly vowed not to enforce the new unconstitutional gun laws. Matt Marshall, the leader of the Washington Three Percent, is hoping to persuade other Washington counties to adopt local second amendment sanctuary ordinances. Next week, he meets with people in Lewis and Pierce counties to urge them to urge them to adopt resolutions not to enforce unconstitutional gun laws."The power of county sheriffs was upheld in the Supreme Court.
"In 1994, Graham County Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack and Ravalli County Montana Sheriff Jay Printz successfully sued the Clinton Administration over the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony Kennedy, and Clarence Thomas found that the Brady Act’s attempted commandeering of the sheriffs to perform background checks violated the tenth amendment.“The Framers rejected the concept of a central government that would act upon and through the States, and instead designed a system in which the State and Federal Governments would exercise concurrent authority over the people. The Federal Government’s power would be augmented immeasurably and impermissibly if it were able to impress into its service–and at no cost to itself–the police officers of the 50 States. …Federal control of state officers would also have an effect upon the separation and equilibration of powers between the three branches of the Federal Government itself.”
"The decision upheld the power of county sheriffs."County sheriffs are the last legal line of defense.
"Legally speaking, our county sheriffs are the last line of defense in the battle for gun rights. Federal agencies do not have state powers. Due to the Constitution’s structure of dual sovereignty, the feds have no authority to enforce state laws. Furthermore, states cannot be compelled to enforce federal laws." - Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge reports, authored by Daisy Luther.https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-29/real-resistance-washington-state-sheriffs-refuse-enforce-unconstitutional-gun-lawshttp://archive.is/sQeBS
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Pope Francis Actually Says Something Correct For A Change
Pope Francis Actually Says Something Correct For A ChangeEVEN THOUGH HE'S STILL SUCH A BLAZING PEDORELATED: >>>/endpol/1116
Pope Francis called on hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims in Panama on Saturday to reject the temptation to live their lives online, and get involved in their communities.
Life was not "in the cloud, waiting to be downloaded, a new app to be discovered, or a technique of mental self-improvement," the 82-year-old pontiff told a massive vigil at the World Youth Day gathering.
"It is not enough to be connected all day long. To feel respected and asked to get involved, is greater than simply being online," Francis said at the vigil, held at a park outside Panama City.
He urged them "to embrace life as it presented itself," and look for areas where "with your hands, your heart and your head, you can feel part of a larger community that needs you and that you yourselves need."
Pope Francis also acknowledged that the Catholic Church was "wounded by sin" in a message addressed to priests and seminarians reeling from sexual abuse scandals and coverups.
[NO SHIT: You are part of the reason you fucking pedo!]http://gbcode.rthk.hk/TuniS/news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1440150-20190127.htm?spTabChangeable=0https://web.archive.org/web/20190127155456/http://gbcode.rthk.hk/TuniS/news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1440150-20190127.htm?spTabChangeable=0
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After Years of Big Pharma Shills Bashing Hemp As Medicine, Big Pharma Patents Hemp As Medicine
THE CURE FOR CANCER: https://archive.fo/31Ylw
Big Pharma has patented the exclusive rights to a cancer cure using cannabis, preventing others from using THC and CBD to treat the disease.
British company, GW Pharmaceuticals, had previously developed cannabis-based drugs for multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Now, they hold the rights to treat cancer.
Rxleaf.com reports: https://archive.fo/67mbv
That’s right. Big Pharma now holds the patent for cancer treatment using cannabis. Let. That. Sink. In. For. A. Moment.
In 2009, GW went forward with a patent application, alongside collaborator Otsuka Pharmaceutical. At the end of September, GW announced that they had received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office to go forward with production of their cannabis-based cancer treatment, Sativex.
Numerous studies have shown that cannabis can be used to treat cancer by eradicating cancer cells and stopping metastasis, in most types of cancer. The latest GW drug will harness the power of THC and CBD to treat gliomas, which are a rare form of brain cancer.
The now-patented pharmaceutical uses a ratio of THC and CBD ranging from 1:1 to 1:20 (THC:CBD) to “reduce cell viability, inhibit cell growth or reduce tumor volume”, according to the company. It is interesting to note that GW’s treatment, Sativex, grew out of a long history of pre-clinical trials and anecdotal evidence that show the use of cannabis and cannabis-based products for tumor reduction.
The company went ahead with clinical trials in August 2018 to test the efficacy of Sativex. This trial will look at efficacy of Sativex when combined with more traditional mainstream cancer treatments. Sativex and the chemotherapy drug, temozolomide, has been administered to 20 patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). This is a rare and very deadly type of brain cancer.
The original patent application was sent in 2009, but has been subsequently changed to accommodate FDA requirements. Changes would include specifics like THC and CBD ratios in the medication, as well as the forms of cancer that Sativex may be able to treat.https://archive.fo/m1WSXhttps://newspunch.com/big-pharma-patents-cannabis-cancer-treatment/
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Police State Loving Communist Michael Bloomberg Does Not Support Marijuana Legalization
As he considers a 2020 run for the Democratic presidential nomination, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is continuing to defend his controversial positions on several issues. Speaking yesterday at the United States Naval Academy's 2019 Leadership Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, Bloomberg explained why he opposes marijuana legalization and still believes "stop and frisk" was a good idea.
Bloomberg's stances aren't anything new. But they're a good reminder that, as Reason's Scott Shackford argued in October, the possible presidential candidate is no lover of liberty.
For one thing, Bloomberg remains vociferously opposed to weed, appearing to tie drug overdose deaths to marijuana legalization. "Last year, in 2017, 72,000 Americans OD'd on drugs," he said, according to CNN's Donald Judd. "In 2018, more people than that are ODing on drugs, have OD'd on drugs, and today incidentally, we are trying to legalize another addictive narcotic, which is perhaps the stupidest thing we've ever done," he declared, presumably talking about marijuana. "We've got to fight that," Bloomberg added.
According to Bloomberg, marijuana is a deadly narcotic like herion or morphine.https://www.bitchute.com/video/0lE8gya6sZk/
Bloomberg was likely referencing Centers for Disease Control statistics showing that 72,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2017. But it's hard to see how that relates to marijuana legalization. As I pointed out in December, the Drug Enforcement Agency did not report any deaths from marijuana in 2017.
Moreover, numerous studies (six of which Reason's C.J. Ciaramella rounded up last February), show that opioid addiction does not start with marijuana. For more on the "gateway drug" myth, you can read Jacob Sullum's comprehensive dive into the subject here.
But Bloomberg has long been ignorant when it comes to weed. In 2013, he called medical marijuana "one of the greatest hoaxes of all time," despite endless evidence to the contrary.
Thousands of those arrests came courtesy of another controversial stance that Bloomberg defended yesterday: stop and frisk. Under that program, police would detain and search citizens based on a reasonable suspicion they were armed.
Stop and frisk was also unconstitutional — police shouldn't be able to stop people without probable cause. And as a federal judge ruled in 2013, the program affected mostly innocent people and minorities. "Nearly 90 percent of the people stopped are released without the officer finding any basis for a summons or arrest," wrote then-Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, according to The New York Times.
Bloomberg, meanwhile, said yesterday that "we certainly did not pick somebody by race." Rather, police "went to a place where there was somebody that had been murdered…and that's where you looked for kids who might have a gun." Of course, that's hardly good enough justification to stop and pat down tens of thousands of innocent people.https://archive.fo/iWVrmhttps://reason.com/blog/2019/01/23/michael-bloomberg-legalizing-weed-is-per
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DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: 12,000+ More Foreign Invaders To Flood Across US Border
DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/endpol/1122
The communists who desperately want America invaded, destabilized and destroyed from within are smirking about this new self-created crisis.
The ranks of a new Central American invasion reportedly grew in size to more than 12,000 as of Friday. The caravan is now heading to Mexico’s southern border.
Mexican immigration officials in the city of Ciudad Hidalgo, which borders Guatemala, are establishing procedures to expedite the process in which to approve one-year visas for members of the Central American invaders.
The new policy of handing out visas began on January 17 in response to the new caravan of primarily Honduran invaders who left their home country and headed towards the Mexican border on January 15.
Officials put the new visa policy from President López Obrador in place to deal with caravan invaders as an attempt to prevent them from traveling unaccounted for throughout Mexico. Officials say it will also prevent the caravan members from having to illegally enter Mexico from Guatemala by crossing the Suchiate river.
Although the Mexican government is encouraging members of the invasion to remain in Mexico to work, it is believed they will refuse (as they did before) and intend to invade the US border.
You can thank President Trump, for caving like a pussy, you can thank the Anti-American traitors in Congress and the communists who support these endless invasions for destroying the Untited States from within.
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SHOCKING! Mainstream Media ADMITS Flu Shot Is NOT Even Effective!
Vaccines are one of the great success stories of modern medicine. Because of them we are no longer vulnerable to smallpox or polio or measles. The flu vaccine, however, is a different story.
Its effectiveness varies from patient to patient, from population to population, and from year to year. It needs to be updated each season, and even in a good year is usually no more than 50% effective. We may rely on it to avoid catching the flu, but its story demonstrates how far we still are from a reliable vaccine.
Because the influenza virus can mutate so quickly, nailing the exact recipe is challenging. In some seasons the match is close to perfect, but this is not always the case. If the virus drifts after the February meeting of the WHO, there will be a mismatch between vaccine and virus. The greater the mismatch, the less effective the vaccine. In a good year, we might expect the vaccine to be 50-60% effective. In the 2004-5 flu season, that figure was only 10%, meaning that the vaccine was a big misfire. We also botched the 2014-5 season, when new strains hadn’t been included in the vaccine. That season the vaccine was a measly 19% effective, compared to over 50% in the previous year. Early on in the 2017-8 influenza season, there were near-record numbers of hospitalisations, and though the latest vaccine’s performance improved throughout the season, overall effectiveness is estimated to have been 40%.
Even if the vaccine hits the bullseye, different demographics have different reactions to it. Children have a very good response to the vaccine. The situation is more complicated with elderly patients, who have weaker immune systems overall but also have a lifetime buildup of natural immunity. After withstanding many flu seasons, their immune systems are wiser, you might say, than those of the young.
The US and most other developed countries strongly recommend that older people receive a flu vaccine. One study compared 18 different groups over 10 influenza seasons and found that the vaccine reduced the overall winter mortality rate in older people by an astonishing 50%.
The bottom line is this: even if elderly people are vaccinated, they are still the population most likely to die from influenza.
Around one billion people in the USSR were vaccinated using the live but weakened flu virus, and it was still in use at the end of the 20th century. Although it appeared to be successful, the live-flu vaccine was never tested in a rigorous way, and it remained a constant danger. Since it used a live virus, it could cross with other strains and morph into a more virulent version.
Vaccine researchers therefore turned their attention to creating a vaccine containing what they called “inactive” strains. The virus was still grown in chick embryos, but this time it was rendered inactive by dunking it in a bath of formalin disinfectant. Although a higher dose of the inactive vaccine was needed to produce an immune response, there was no concern about the virus replicating.
For the first several years the influenza vaccine contained only one strain, the influenza A virus, because, as far as anyone knew, that was the only kind of influenza out there. In 1940 influenza B was identified, which kicked off the perpetual task of calibrating vaccines to deal with multiple evolving strains. By the 1950s we had a vaccine that was effective against both A and B, but the virus, as always, was outpacing us. By the late 1970s we had to make a vaccine to hit three strains. For the 2016-7 flu season, most of the vaccine doses manufactured in the US targeted four different strains. The past 100 years have been a ceaseless arms race against an enemy with whom we cannot negotiate.https://archive.fo/r9SHwhttps://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/24/endless-hunt-for-the-perfect-influenza-vaccine-flu-jab
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US Army Struggles Recruiting New Troops Because of Endless Wars, What A Big Surprise
Army recruiters are having a challenging time convincing Americans born between 1995 and 2005 to sign up and serve. The situation is so dire that Army Recruiting Command has turned to e-Sports video game tournaments.
“It is incredible, the amount of coverage that you get and the amount of the Z Gens that are watching these games,” Gen. Frank Muth, the head of Army Recruiting Command, told NPR.
Sponsoring video game tournaments is an effort to boost recruitment after the Army fell short of its 76,500 recruitment goal by 6,500 people last year.
“Calling the Z generation on the phone doesn’t work anymore,” Gen. Muth told NPR. “We’re really giving the power back to our recruiters to go on Twitter, to go on Twitch, to go on Instagram, and use that as a venue to start a dialogue with the Z generation.”
NPR noted that a recent e-Sports tournament featured an Army recruiter as an announcer and went viral with more than 2 million views, adding that "Half [the views] were from people aged 17 to 24."
To further implement the strategy, the Army is now screening more than 4,000 applications from soldiers who want to play video games.
Army Recruiting Command will select 30 of the service's top gamers to be on the new Army e-Sports Team to compete in national gaming tournaments.
Generation Z soldiers are part of this subculture, according to Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Jones, a noncommissioned officer overseeing the Army e-sports Team.https://archive.ph/Ig3vvhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-12/army-struggles-reach-generation-z-tries-recruiting-video-game-tournaments
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Queen Elizabeth May Be The One To Save Brexit
Queen Elizabeth is set to block any attempt by traitorous British politicians who intend to subvert democracy and stop Brexit.
According to government sources, the Queen will be advised to refuse to grant the Royal Assent to any parliamentary legislation that blocks the UK from leaving the EU.
Breitbart.com reports: https://archive.fo/bwyKn
The confirmation came from a senior minister who spoke to the Telegraph following publication of a Policy Exchange paper on the subject by Sir Stephen Laws QC, a former First Parliamentary Counsel.
Remain MPs are currently advancing various plots to take control of the Brexit process from Theresa May, who is at least nominally opposed to delaying exit day, scheduling a re-run of the 2016 referendum, or ruling out a clean, No Deal withdrawal from the EU.
The most controversial of these is a scheme devised by Dominic Grieve, the former Attorney-General, who wants to allow a minority of MPs to take control of the parliamentary timetable.
This would be unprecedented, but the Remain-backing Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, already broke with centuries of precedent to allow Grieve to amend an “unamendable” business motion, against the advice of parliamentary clerks, shortly after a meeting with the Tory MP in his grace-and-favour apartments in the Palace of Westminster.
“[M]ight not a Government in [this] situation think that this was precisely the last resort for which the Royal Assent process is retained?” asked Sir Stephen rhetorically.
“It could raise a question whether the Government would be entitled or might feel required to reassert its constitutional veto by advising the Queen not to grant Royal Assent to the Bill.”
“I have seen Sir Stephen Laws QC’s view – he is quite right. Dominic Grieve and Co had better think long and hard before potentially involving the Queen in such controversy,” a senior minister told the Telegraph.
“If Parliament publishes an act against Government policy, what are we left with? Do we just surrender meekly? No, I don’t think we do. We have to think about the position they are putting the Palace in,” they added.
The Royal Assent has not been refused to a Bill since the reign of Queen Anne in the 1700s, largely because the British constitutional system, which blends the executive with the legislature, makes it very unlikely that a Bill opposed by the Government would pass all the parliamentary hurdles necessary to reach the monarch.
It is highly unlikely the Queen would, as a constitutional monarch, refuse the Royal Assent to a Bill on her own initiative, but would instead do so “on the advice of her ministers” — with it being open to Parliament to depose said ministers in a vote of no confidence if they were sufficiently unhappy with this.https://archive.fo/SrVtxhttps://newspunch.com/queen-elizabeth-block-traitorous-politicians-stop-brexit/
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Vaccines Now Being Contaminated With Glyphosate (Glyphosate Is A Carcinogen)
With pesticides containing disease-causing chemicals like glyphosate, many parents wouldn’t dream of letting their kids eat fruits and vegetables that aren’t organic. These kids may not be consuming much glyphosate, but if they get vaccinated, the chemical could well be injected into their bodies, where it can cause even more harm.
A recent study carried out by scientists Stephanie Seneff and Anthony Samsel shows how many of the most popular vaccines in use today are contaminated with this dangerous chemical, which has been classified as “probably carcinogenic in humans” by the World Health Organization. Once it has been injected, it could set in motion a “cascade of diseases” far worse than those targeted by the vaccine in the first place.https://archive.fo/vjMzNhttps://www.naturalhealth365.com/vaccines-glyphosate-1973.html
Glyphosate has been linked to diseases like cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, attention deficit disorder and autism, to name a few. The manufacturer of best-selling weed killer Roundup, Monsanto, is facing class-action lawsuits on behalf of thousands of people who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to the chemical; is that really something you want to inject into your children’s bodies?
Vaccine makers aren’t intentionally including such a potentially deadly ingredient in their products (unlike thimerosal). Instead, the animal byproducts used to grow the vaccine, like egg protein, gelatin, or casein, often come from animals who ate feed made of GMOs that had been sprayed with glyphosate. These animal products are also used in vaccines as stabilizers.
Although Samsel admitted that he expected they might find some glyphosate in the vaccines they tested, he was shocked by just how contaminated they actually were. To ensure accuracy, multiple samples of many varieties of vaccines were tested across several labs. Among the vaccines tested were influenza, hepatitis B, pneumonia, shingles, diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, measles/mumps/rubella, and chicken pox.
One vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, MMR-II, had 3.740 parts per billion of glyphosate, while a different sample registered 2.90 ppb. A sample of Merck’s shingles vaccine Zostavax, had .42 ppb of glyphosate. The flu vaccine – the one we are often told is safe – wasn’t immune to the problem, with Novartis’s Fluviran clocking in at 1.70 ppb in some tests.
The finding has prompted advocates to demand that all mass vaccinations are postponed until manufacturers start using animals that only consume organic feed and are tested for glyphosate. Vaccines are bad enough as they are with formaldehyde, aluminum and mercury; throwing glyphosate into the mix can only cause further harm.
Indeed, glyphosate is already known to amplify the toxicity of other toxins in a synergistic effect. It bioaccumulates in your organs and bones, and these accumulations are extremely dangerous. The thought that babies are being injected with it at the beginning of their lives is extremely disheartening.
Glyphosate is becoming more and more difficult to avoid. It’s not just a matter of buying organic produce these days. It is sprayed on all sorts of crops prior to harvest to facilitate that process, and it was recently found in a long list of common breakfast foods and snacks including oatmeal, cereals, orange juices, chips, and granola bars. Some of these foods came from brands with healthier reputations, highlighting the importance of making your own food and knowing its sources.https://archive.fo/uSzHOhttps://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-24-vaccines-are-contaminated-with-glyphosate.html
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Microsoft Now Openly Censorshing Users' News With New Built-in Spyware
Microsoft has just unveiled its plans to partner up with NewsGuard, a “startup” company bent on censoring the world wide web, disguised as an app that helps users weed out “fake news.” Now, instead of being an app that users can choose to download, Microsoft will be incorporating the technology as an integrated feature of their mobile web browser, Edge. If you use your cellphone to surf the web, Edge might not be the best choice — unless you enjoy being spoon-fed leftist propaganda by a neocon corporation that is tied to Monsanto.
As if the blatant censorship of conservatives across social media wasn’t bad enough, Microsoft and NewsGuard are now conspiring to suppress all kinds of information, ranging from conservative news organizations to scientific literature exposing the dangers of GMOs.
As sources report, the censorship spyware NewsGuard will soon be a key element of Microsoft’s mobile web browser, Edge. Instead of having to download an app, users will simply have to click a button to enable the rating system. The system is described as a “green-red rating signal if a website is trying to get it right or instead has a hidden agenda or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.”
Under this system, a select few people are tasked with deciding what is true, and what is false. The people who run NewsGuard, who have elected themselves to be the arbiters of truth, now decide which news organizations are pushing a secret agenda, and which ones aren’t — at least, if you’re using Edge.
NewsGuard has no legal authority to actually question anyone — let alone label them as trustworthy or untrustworthy. Don’t want to play ball with the corrupt left-wing’s agenda? They’ll brand you with a scarlet letter anyways.
The censorship isn’t going to stop with political ideologies, either. Anyone who reports or publishes information that contradicts the scientific dogma overtaking society regarding vaccines, GMOs, geoengineering and other “high-stakes” topics is in danger of being flagged as “fake news.”
As Natural News writer S.D. Wells recently reported, one of NewsGuard’s co-founders and top investors, Gordon Crovitz, was also “the editor and contributor to books published by the Monsanto-front-group called American Enterprise Institute.”
Many of NewsGuard’s top investors and contributors have ties to the fake news media, the Clinton campaign, or other parts of the leftist deep state. This is a covert attempt at not only quashing free speech, but suppressing access to truth.https://archive.fo/aEEjdhttps://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-25-microsoft-now-conspiring-with-pro-monsanto-front-group-newsguard.html
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TRUMP CAVES: Will Re-open Government, NO WALL FUNDING!
At long last, the government shutdown, now in its 35th day, may finally be coming to an end.
According to the Drudge Report, President Trump is planning to announce that a deal has been reached to temporarily reopen the federal government during a hastily organized 1 pm press conference set to take place in the Rose Garden. The press conference was announced mere minutes before Drudge broke the news about the announcement, and follows a hint from Sen. Tim Kaine from earlier on Friday that a breakthrough might finally be imminent.
CBS and the Atlantic have confirmed that Trump is expected to endorse a short-term bill to reopen the government.
As White House aides scramble to set up the Rose Garden, President Trump is expected to announce his support for a bill to temporarily reopen the government.
Five minutes after Trump was set to begin speaking, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that the event has been pushed back to 1:30 pm ET.
The President will make remarks regarding the shutdown in the Rose Garden today at 1:30pm. This will be an open press event.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 25, 2019
Fox is reporting that the temporary bill will leave government open until Feb. 15. If no deal is reached by then, a national emergency order to circumvent Congress and build the wall is expected. The Washington Post confirmed this, and added that the stopgap won't include funding for a border wall. Mitch McConnell is reportedly planning to pass the stopgap bill on Friday, and a House aide confirmed that Congressional leaders have agreed to advance the bill.https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-25/shutdown-deal-reportedly-reached-trump-announcement-set-1pm