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"Population does not cause poverty, private-central banks do. Reduce the human population to 10 million but keep private central banks and still the vast majority of those 10 million will live in poverty. What is being culled from the human herd is not the excess population, but merely that segment of the population from whom the bankers can no longer reap huge profits!" -- Michael Rivero

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Jan 15 19:41

Sackler Family Boasted In '90s That Oxycontin 'Prescription Blizzard' Would Be 'Deep, Dense & White'

A member of the Oxycontin-manufacturing Sackler family said at the launch party for the drug in the 1990's that the coming "prescription blizzard" would be "deep, dense and white," according to a bombshell court filing by the Massachusetts Attorney General.

Jan 15 19:39

ThinkProgress Editor Slams Conservatives For Celebrating Woman Shooting Armed Mugger

ThinkProgress "LGBTQ Editor" Zack Ford deleted a tweet on Tuesday where he slammed conservatives for being "thrilled" that an innocent woman shot and killed a 19-year-old armed mugger in Chicago.

Jan 15 19:19

Anonymous, Pirates and Activists Challenge Articles 11, 12a, 13 With Stop ACTA 2 Protests January 19th Across Europe

By Aaron Kesel

The European Union is attempting to censor the Internet with several new initiatives called Article 11, 12a, and 13 while numerous other Articles are pending to be drafted that could affect your Internet freedom rights.

These Articles will have legal implications that will break the Internet as we know it. Not only will they include an “upload filter” if passed to block copyrighted (or unwanted) content from being uploaded on the Internet, it will also be impossible to link to source material, including educational content and even memes...

Jan 15 18:59

Device “Ownership” Is a Civil Liberties Issue

By Kit Walsh

The technology you rely on to interact with the world and express yourself should ultimately obey you, not the company that made it. If the devices in our pockets, on our bodies, and all around us are going to help us advance our own values, it has to be possible to control and customize them so they don’t just do whatever their manufacturer envisioned...



Jan 15 18:57

Economic Controls Turn Regular People Into Criminals

By Jeffrey A. Tucker

Part of the underlying drama of the show The Americans is that we know how it ends up. The glorious communist utopia of the Soviet Union, to which the main protagonists have devoted their lives as undercover spies, goes belly up at the end. Which is to say: they seem to be wasting their lives on a lost cause. The viewer knows this going in. The characters do not. They continue to believe they are working for the great cause.

You can summarize every domestic economic policy of Russia following the Bolshevik Revolution through 1991 as an attempt to salvage the unsalvageable. The attempt began in 1922 with the New Economic Policy, an expedient to save lives following the disastrous wartime socialism. It continued all the way through Nikita Khrushchev’s attempt to create a pricing system for planned markets. Even Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms were intended to save the system from itself....

Jan 15 18:39

Police Seized My Clients’ Children Because They Homeschooled. Last Week a Court Ruled It Was OK

By Robert Clarke

The Wunderlich family wanted to do what thousands of families in America do with no questions asked: educate their children at home.

But homeschooling is not allowed in Germany, and the state has relentlessly pursued the Wunderlichs and even seized their children. One morning in August 2013, 33 police officers and seven social workers showed up at their front door, threatening to open it with a battering ram. The parents cried as their children were carried screaming out of their home.

The children were later returned but were ordered to attend public school. Since then, the Wunderlichs have continued their fight in court, ultimately reaching the European Court of Human Rights...



Jan 15 17:58

Anti-Gunners Push Law Limiting Ammo Purchases to 20 Bullets Per Month and 5 Round or Smaller Magazines



Jan 15 17:54

Did WaPo Really Fact-Check Trump Over His Fast Food Dinner With The Clemson Football Team?

"How much did Jeff Bezos pay for the Washington Post?"

"How much did Jeff Bezos make today?

Jan 15 16:14

A big win for Judicial Watch and step towards upholding the Rule of Law

Federal Court Orders Discovery on Clinton Email, Benghazi Scandal: "Top Obama-Clinton Officials, Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes to Respond to Judicial Watch Questions Under Oath"

Jan 15 16:03

This is the “out of touch” reality that exists in Silicon Valley

... while others sleep on the streets ...

Jan 15 15:38

William Barr: "It is vitally important that the special counsel be allowed to complete his investigation.

I have known Bob Mueller for 30 years. We worked closely together throughout my previous tenure at the Dept. of Justice.

We've been friends since."

Jan 15 15:05

For all the praise for Obama’s “cool rationality,” there isn’t a less-informed or grounded basis for foreign policy than “if only.”



Jan 15 14:58

Literally feminazis

Professor Gets “Mein Kampf” Published In Academic Journals By Using Feminist Buzzwords

Jan 15 14:56

Gillette's Decade Long Gender Bias



Jan 15 14:46

Student Debt Crisis Worsens: Florida Board Of Health Suspends Licenses Over Defaults

The United States Department of Education estimates more than 10 percent of student loan borrowers are in default. The federal government estimates Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student debt. That figure is now larger than all outstanding U.S. credit card and vehicle debt combined.

Jan 15 14:38

Hirono: Hey Barr c'mon Recuse like Sessions. Why can't you Just REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECUSE?!



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Jan 15 14:28

Former top FBI lawyer James Baker subject of CRIMINAL media leak



Jan 15 14:08

IRS Admits It Encourages Illegals To Steal Social Security Numbers For Taxes

This isn’t exactly the kind of story the IRS wants buzzing around at tax time. The IRS and Justice Department normally want 'scared straight' stories just before Tax Day. Ideally, when an indictment or conviction for tax evasion hits the news, it makes you think twice. Somehow, you think just a bit more about all those deductions, or if you really reported all your income, before you sign your return under penalties of perjury.

Instead, we have the top dog at the IRS, the IRS Commissioner himself, admitting that, well, there’s a problem with illegal immigrants and taxes. In fact, the top IRS official this time wasn’t talking about how the IRS wipes some hard drives or can’t find emails. He wasn’t even asking for a bigger budget to give bonuses to IRS employees.

Jan 15 13:56

Theresa May's Brexit plan suffers historic defeat

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn filed a motion of no confidence in the UK government following the rejection of May's Brexit agreement with the bloc.

What we know about the vote: It will take place Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. (2 p.m. ET).

How it works: The motion is put to the House, which then votes just like tonight (by walking into division lobbies). If the government loses the vote then May -- or another leader -- could attempt to form a new government and win the confidence of the House in 14 days.

If she is unsuccessful, a general election will be triggered -- which could come as soon as 17 days after losing this second vote.

Jan 15 13:43

Are Tech Stocks Cheap?



Jan 15 13:39

Buchanan: Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War With Iran?

Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton.

Last September, when Shiite militants launched three mortar shells into the Green Zone in Baghdad, which exploded harmlessly in a vacant lot, Bolton called a series of emergency meetings and directed the Pentagon to prepare a menu of targets, inside Iran, for U.S. air and missile strikes in retaliation.

The Wall Street Journal quoted one U.S. official as saying Bolton’s behavior “rattled people. … People were shocked. It was mind-boggling how cavalier they were about hitting Iran.”

Bolton’s former deputy, Mira Ricardel, reportedly told a gathering the shelling into the Green Zone was “an act of war” to which the U.S. must respond decisively.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please: getting the US into a war in Iran to please your good buddies Netanyahu and Adelson, may be great from a an Israeli perspective, but lousy for We the People.

You should know, if your advisors are not telling you this, but at this point with the American Military, they don't have the money, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the weaponry to insure a positive outcome to a war against Iran, and if Russia comes in, on Iran's side, the American military be pitted against some very formidable, capable weapons.

The Iranians have proven good faith in abiding by the P5+1 agreement, even though the US has withdrawn from it. No less an august body than the IAEA keeps assuring us that they are in compliance.

And Mr.President, a final reality you need to think about, that is becoming more and more apparent to your base; Israel should not be getting any of the financial and military aid the US gives it, because such transfers are illegal, according to the Symington and Glenn amendments.

Iran, on the other hand, did become a signatory to the NNPT; and we are punishing Iran for something it really hasn't done, and lauding and Funding Israel for breaking American law?!?

What's wrong with this picture??? Damn near everything, Mr. President!!!!

Jan 15 13:27

Eric Holder: Citizenship Question On Census 'Threatens American Democracy'

Asking census recipients whether they're US citizens "threatens American democracy," at least according to former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Jan 15 13:26

Gillette: The Worst An Ad Can Get

Gillette's new ad bashing "toxic masculinity" is crashing and burning.

As of Tuesday morning, the ad had over 3 million views with 292,000 downvotes versus around 55,000 upvotes.

Jan 15 13:25

The Death Of Comedy

When Hollywood sends us their propagandists, they're not sending their best...



Jan 15 12:35

The Enduring Mystery of the Longyou Grotto Caves

Thought of as “bottomless,” -- this was the notion for many years towards the ponds of Longyou County. Then a local valiantly set out to see how deep they really were, and discovered the first among many massive hand-carved caves. Its origin is almost a total mystery.

Jan 15 12:05

Scott Adams: Putin Puppets CNN and Max Boot Doing Russia’s Bidding

CNN’s reaction to President Trump denying he’s a Russian asset
First CNN pushes, promotes Russian asset story
Now they are gasping in horror he has to deny their BS?
Max Boot’s article, 18 reasons President might be Russian asset
Laundry list of unrelated stuff other people did or said
CNN seems to have given up on Mueller
CNN is creating the news they’re reporting

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1085191025302237187

Jan 15 11:29

The Federal Government offers a case study in bad email tracking

The U.S. government sends a lot of emails. Like any large, modern organization, it wants to “optimize” for “user engagement” using “analytics” and “big data.” In practice, that means tracking the people it communicates with—secretly, thoroughly, and often, insecurely.

Jan 15 11:16

On January 3rd 2019 the House Proposed HR 25, ‘‘Fair Tax Act of 2019’’- A Bill That Will Destroy the IRS and the Privately Operated Federal Reserve Forever



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Jan 15 10:50

DEMOCRATS PREPARE HEARINGS ON "RIGHTWING EXTREMISM"

Prior to the 2018 midterm election, I speculated a Democrat-controlled House would result in hearings targeting “hate groups,” that is to say anybody on the “right” who challenges official narratives, otherwise known as “conspiracy theories.”

“Rep. Bennie Thompson, an African American lawmaker from Mississippi, is in charge of the House Homeland Security Committee,” reports McClatchy.

“Thompson intends to hold hearings to spotlight what experts say is a growth of deadly right wing extremism in America, even if the hearings could feature members of white supremacist groups.”

Thompson said his aim is to change the dialogue and find a balance in a U.S. domestic terrorism strategy that he believes has focused too heavily on the threat of homegrown Muslim terrorism and too little the rise of far right, white nationalist, and anti-Semitic groups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "bread and circuses" for the intellectually challenged, rather than going after the problems at the source of this fracturing of the nation.

I doubt seriously that Representative Thompson would ever want a person like me testifying, as Christian Pacifist activist; but sir, say the word, and I will be in DC in a heartbeat!!

So hear this, Representative Thompson; I am a centerist progressive, with no use for the extremes on either side of this aisle. I never advocate violence as a means to an end. I am self-employed, a member in good standing of a local Protestant church, conduct two English speaking choirs, and am their composer in residence.

I can very clearly see what damage the Deep State and its demagogues have done to this country over the last 30 years or so, and I want to see it stopped.

Wars are great for corporations and their investors, but generally lousy for the people who fight them, and their families and friends. For over the last 30 years, I have seen military confrontation after confrontation, with nothing to show for it, but a huge Federal deficit, and more graves at military grave sites.

Alleged "education" in this country has become a bad joke, with countries in both Asia and Scandinavian reaching far past us in language, critical thinking, and numeracy. Their kids will, most likely, never be on public assistance, because they have the skills to compete in a real-world environment.

We now have "school officers", in public schools, who have been responsible for an amazing amount of brutality against students, as though it is the voice of the American Deep State, telling these kids that they are nothing, will never amount to anything, so shut up and don't act out.

I have to wonder why these incidents seem to happen only in public schools, but never, or rarely happen, in private schools, like Kumon, the Waldorf Schools, or Montessori Schools?!?

There has to be a reason, and I think, that the reason these incidents don't happen here, is that the teachers are really motivated to make education exciting, and to get these kids to reach their full potential.

And speaking of schools, let's, Sir, address our "school to prison trajectory".

Some schools have a classroom to private prison trajectory, if kids attending that school happen to be cursed by living in the "wrong zip code". Nothing is expected of these kids but trouble, and when that "trouble" gets "out of hand", they are either medicated, or thrown into Juvenile Hall. From there, it is a very short jump to either public or private prisons.

You know, Representative Thompson, like that horrible private prison right there in your home state you most know of it by now, and that is East Mississippi Correctional Facility, right?!?

Inside a Private Prison: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid GuardsThe article goes on to state:

"According to evidence and testimony at a federal civil rights trial, far worse things were happening at the prison than inmates strolling around during a lockdown: A mentally ill man on suicide watch hanged himself, gang members were allowed to beat other prisoners, and those whose cries for medical attention were ignored resorted to setting fires in their cells.

So many shackled men have recounted instances of extraordinary violence and neglect in the prison that the judge has complained of exhaustion."

Why is it, Representative Thompson, that this institution is allowed to continue to exist?!?

Prison sentences are both a result of individual bad choices, but also, bad choices of a society which doesn't give people the skills, and equip them with what they will need to know, in the future.

The entire nature of "work" is changing, right before our eyes, and the need for "unskilled labor" is quickly going the way of the dodo bird.

Unlike prisons in enlightened places like Sweden, in the US, there is almost no counseling, and no attempt at getting prisoners rehabilitated, to the point where they will not offend again.

Recidivism appears to be the "name of the game", to protect both public and private prisons' budgets, so this becomes a never-ending cycle.

So there you have it, Representative Thompson; one moderate centerist church goer at your service, who wants to see better things for ALL of our kids and this for this country's future.

You are welcome!! :-)

Jan 15 10:46

Abortion Advocate Says 'Fetal Tissue Is Not A Person.' The Daily Wire's Emily Zanotti Crushes Her.

An abortion advocate who serves as a senior editor at Romper and columnist for Bustle decided to weigh in once more on the issue on Twitter, insisting “fetal tissue is not a person,” prompting a response from The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti that slammed her for her cavalier disregard for the sanctity of human life.

Jan 15 10:35

Americans Are Now More Likely To Die From An Opioid Overdose Than In A Car Crash

According to a new report from the National Safety Council, for the first time since they began recording statistics about "accidental" deaths, Americans are more likely to die from an accidental drug overdose than from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Jan 15 10:35

AG Nominee Barr Breaks From Trump: Sessions Should Have Recused Himself, Mueller Not on a Witch Hunt

Attorney General nominee William Barr is breaking sharply with the man who nominated him, President Donald Trump, on several issues near and dear to the commander-in-chief’s heart.

Jan 15 10:34

'Daily Show' Creator Lizz Winstead: Unborn Babies Are 'Medical Waste,' Pro-Lifers Are 'Real Bats**t Extremists'

The pressure put against abortion during the age of President Trump has pushed "The Daily Show" creator Lizz Winstead into saying some of the most hateful rhetoric yet toward pro-lifers and the unborn.

Jan 15 10:08

What Nancy Pelosi REALLY Means by ‘Securing the Border’

The cartoon below, by master cartoonist Gary McCoy, brilliantly illustrates what Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and the rest of their gang of Democrats REALLY mean by “securing the border.”

Jan 15 10:02

IN RETALIATORY TRAVEL ADVISORY, CHINA WARNS OF "ARBITRARY DETENTION" IN CANADA

One day after the Canadian government finally caved in to demands from conservative lawmakers and issued a travel advisory warning its citizens about the "arbitrary enforcement of laws" on the mainland - a warning that was apparently prompted by a local court handing down a death sentence to a Canadian citizen convicted of trafficking drugs - China has hit back with a tit-for-tat travel advisory of its own.

According to the South China Morning Post, a notice by the Chinese Foreign Ministry urged Chinese citizens to be aware of the risks of being "arbitrarily detained at the request of a third nation" in Canada, and urged caution when making travel plans - an obvious reference to the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Vancouver last month at the behest of the US.

Jan 15 10:00

FEDS ARE SPYING ON REST AREAS, CREATING A MULTI-STATE BATHROOM SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

DOT's and police are now spying on rest areas in real-time 24/7.

According to an article in the Star Tribune, the Department of Transportation (DOT) in eight states have installed cameras and sensors in rest areas.

"New technology rolled out in Minnesota and seven other Midwestern states aims to help Wortham and other truckers find parking by broadcasting in real-time the number of spaces available at rest areas."

Rest areas do much more than let truckers know about parking availability.

"In Minnesota, six rest areas have the new technology, including cameras taking regular pictures of the parking lots and sensors the size of hockey pucks embedded in the concrete of each parking spot. Those sensors beam data to dynamic roadside signs that display the number of parking spaces available."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do any of the knuckleheads who passed legislation for this kind of activity in their states, not realize that the novel "1984" was a warning; not a "how-to" manual?!?

Jan 15 09:57

BILL GATES’ FORMER DOCTOR SAYS BILLIONAIRE ‘REFUSED TO VACCINATE HIS CHILDREN’

No surprises here. A good while back Dr Oz featured in a similar vein. He didn’t vaccinate his kids. If vaccines were so good why aren’t they vaccinating? People should be joining dots. I learned a few years back that back in the 1970s, 80s one of our local small town NZ GPs didn’t vaccinate his kids either. One of those who actually read the inserts I suspect. Read this article for a Doctor & nurse who didn’t read them & got quite a shock when their pregnant patient referred them to one (having declined vaccination). This article is from transcend.org via yournewswire.com

Jan 15 09:57

Netflix Hikes Prices Up To 18% For 58 Million US Subscribers

AP reports that Netflix's most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. The price for the cheapest plan is going up to $9 per month. A premium plan offering ultra-high definition will jump to $16 per month from $14.

Even at the higher price, that plan is still a few dollars cheaper than HBO, whose streaming service charges $15 per month, but Amazon offers a streaming service as part of its Prime shipping program for $13 per month.

This is the first time that higher prices will hit all 58 million U.S. subscribers

The new prices will immediately affect all new subscribers and then roll out to existing customers during the next three months.

"We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience," the company said in a statement.

Jan 15 09:56

WHEN APARTHEID IS NOT ENOUGH RACISM MUST BE INTENSIFIED

One of the most dangerous aspects about regimes of colonial oppression is that they strive to occupy the mind of the oppressed, not just their land.

Jan 15 09:56

How Trump Thwarted Calculated Israeli Effort to Keep U.S. in Syria

The Pentagon was not the only party pressing Donald Trump to keep troops in Syria last year. It turns out the Israeli government and its supporters in Washington were working very hard to get the Trump administration to use America’s military presence there to support an Israeli campaign of airstrikes aimed at threatening war with Iran.

The Israeli strategy was aimed at dividing Russia from Iran and thus putting pressure on Tehran to withdraw its military personnel from Syria. A campaign by a pro-Israel think tank actually succeeded in getting such a policy ready for Trump’s approval last fall—although it was not supported by some Pentagon officials.

Jan 15 09:55

President Trump Tries to Create Defectors in House Democrat Caucus

A number of House Democrats are being courted by the White House as President Trump looks for concessions on his border wall to end the government shutdown.

Jan 15 09:53

University Will No Longer Discriminate Against Male Students In Need Of Financial Aid After Federal Complaint

In a rare federal win for male students, Tulane University has made an agreement with the federal government to stop discriminating against men by offering female-only scholarships and financial aid.

Jan 15 09:53

Gillette's ad Director - Kim Gehrig [and what her work tells us about how she sees men]

So, after watching this massive piece of crap, I looked into who was behind this stupid idea for a marketing campaign. Kim Gehrig was the Director who thought this was going to sell more razors to men.

Jan 15 09:52

MCCAUL INTRODUCES HOUSE BILL TO GIVE ISRAEL BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, COMBAT BDS: A POWERFUL CONGRESSMAN WITH TIES TO A CONTROVERSIAL DONOR HAS INTRODUCED A HOUSE VERSION OF S.1, THE SENATE BILL THAT WOULD GIVE ISRAEL $38 BILLION, ETC.

On January 8th Republican Congressman Michael T. McCaul of Texas introduced H.R. 336, reported to be a companion bill to S.1, the Senate bill that would cement a $38 billion package to Israel, combat the movement to pressure Israel to adhere to international law known as BDS, and other measures.

The text of the bill is not yet publicly available since McCaul has not published it on his Congressional website, issued a press release about it, or informed his regional offices about the bill. The Congressional website also does not yet contain a summary or text almost a week after the bill was introduced.

The bill has been referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; the Judiciary; Financial Services; Science, Space, and Technology; and Armed Services.

PRO-ISRAEL PACS & CONTROVERSIAL DONOR

McCaul has a long record of supporting Israel and has received $90,000 from pro-Israel political action committees that give to both Republicans and Democrats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to suggest that McCaul has a huge case of SMD (selective memory disorder).

I would also like to remind both McCaul, and other members of Congress, that such aid to Israel is forbidden under the Symington Amendment, which forbids aid, both military and financial, to countries which will not become signatories in the NNPT, and allow their nuclear sites to be inspected.

And Oh, BTW, Israel - unlike Iran - has refused to sign the NNPT, and will not allow their nuclear sites to be inspected.

Jan 15 09:48

BEX ALERT - Antarctica's ice is melting faster, raising risk of sea level rise

Rignot warned, "Depending on how old you are and how fast we keep warming up the planet you may see the vector of catastrophically rapid sea level rise (4 meters per century scale)." A rise of 4 meters (about 12 feet) would be enough to put many coastal towns and cities underwater and submerge much of South Florida.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And ignoring the active volcanoes recently discovered under the ice...

Jan 15 09:45

PROTESTS ERUPT AS ZIMBABWE NOW HAS THE MOST EXPENSIVE GASOLINE IN THE WORLD

Zimbabwe is once again at the brink of economic collapse, making a mockery of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s claim that the country is open for business.

As Bloomberg reports, many shops and factories have shut their doors because of a lack of customers and those that continue to trade are open to haggling over prices to secure hard currency. At an appliance shop in the capital, Harare, a salesman whispers that a Whirlpool Corp. washing machine priced at about $5,000 if paid for electronically will sell for $1,500 in cash, while at a nearby electrical warehouse, a $600 invoice is whittled down to $145 for payment in dollar bills.

But, as OilPrice.com's Tsvetana Paraskova reports, Zimbabwe is on a three-day nationwide strike and protests are erupting in the streets after the government of the southern African country doubled fuel prices, making gasoline sold in Zimbabwe the most expensive gasoline in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It seems as though corruption has so firmly taken root in this country, that it will take a long, long time to see it free and clear, of that influence, before the people of Zimbabwe are able to get their country back.

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