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Jun 10 12:30

Via SaraCarter.com:The number of homeless Californians in the Los Angeles county has reached 58,936, New York Times reported this weekend.

But Californians don’t seem to be the priority of democratic governor Gavin Newsom.

Under an agreement between Gov. Newsom and Democrats in the state legislature, low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in California illegally would be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal.

State officials estimate that will be about 90,000 people at a cost of $98 m a year.

This decision will make California the first state in the US to pay for illegal immigrants to have full health benefits.

Democrats in the state legislature reached the agreement as part of a larger plan to spend $213 bn of state and federal tax money over the next year.

Not everyone in that age group would get the health benefits, only those whose incomes are low enough to qualify for the program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Uh, has anyone in the state of California, had a look, at what the real costs will be, particularly if their "bright idea", is to tax people who don't have insurance, which seems to be how they expect to pay for this?!?

This is just insane.

Jun 10 12:24

US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil SectorWashington is targeting diluent imports, hurting Venezuela’s ability to export oil and produce fuel.

The US Treasury Department has announced a hardening of measures against Venezuela’s oil industry.

In an amendment to the Venezuela sanctions published on Thursday, Washington stated that the existing licenses, which allow certain companies to continue dealing with Venezuela state oil company PDVSA for a given period, “do not authorize transactions or dealings related to the exportation or reexportation of diluents, directly or indirectly, to Venezuela.”

Venezuela relies on imports of diluents to blend its heavy crude into exportable grades, as well as produce gasoline and diesel for internal consumption.

Venezuela’s declining oil production was significantly worsened by the impact of US economic sanctions, with crude output dropping by 30 percent, from an average of 1.911 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2017 to 1.354 million in 2018, following the August 2017 financial sanctions imposed by the Treasury Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The motivation here is very simple; bring Venezuela, economically, to its knees, to the point where it becomes ripe, for "regime change".

But the question I have to ask is, how much longer will Russia and China, put up with this monkey business, before they intervene in some way or another, either economically, or militarily?!?

Jun 10 12:18

US Sanctions against Cuba. US Cruise Lines Begin to Withdraw. Sea Crossings to Cuba from the US are Declared “Illegal”

As international condemnation of the unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Cuba June 5 continues to grow, the measures have already had an impact. Three of the four U.S. cruise lines operating on the island, began to withdraw and apologize to their guests for changes in itineraries. The largest cruise ship operator in the world, Carnival, well known for its customary stops in Cuban ports, informed clients that it was forced to cancel visits to Havana and apologized for “the unexpected change.”

Thus customers who were on board the Carnival Sensation, which departed two days before the ban and was set to travel to Havana, was obliged to continue on to Cozumel, Mexico. The company said it regretted the change and recognized Havana as a “unique destination,” offering “a full refund” to those who decided to cancel the trip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color this move geopolitically one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could have possibly ordered done; we should be engaging with Cuba through cultural exchanges, exchange student programs; and effectively gently, moving the country into a more democratic political state.

This action will pull Cuba closer to China's and Russia's geopolitical orbits; and would you not imagine that this would be the absolute, polar opposite of what the US foreign policy would be wanting to do, at this point in time?!?

Jun 10 12:12

Mike Pompeo Threatens to Intervene in British Democracy to Stop Corbyn Becoming Prime Minister

US Secretary for State Mike Pompeo has come under fire after a recording emerged of him saying he’d intervene to stop Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister. In the recording first reported by the Washington Post, Pompeo suggests he won’t wait for Corbyn to be elected, rather he’ll attempt to stop it from being possible.

The off the record meeting was from when The Secretary for State met Jewish leaders to discuss Donald Trump’s proposed Peace Deal between Palestine and Israel.

Apart from appearing un-optimistic about the Peace Deal, he found time to comment on UK politics. When asked by an attendee;

if Corbyn “is elected, would you be willing to work with us to take on actions if life becomes very difficult for Jews in the U.K.?”

Pompeo gives a very clear response. Considering the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections, the irony here is inescapable. The top US diplomat told those in attendance;

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, forgive me, but I am having more than a little bit of intellectual whiplash in reading this; why is it awful, as the Democrats say, when they alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections, when Pompeo has come out, stating publicly, that it is perfectly OK for the US to meddle in the UK's election?!?

Jun 10 12:04

Iran at High Level of Readiness as US General Continues to Claim Imminent Threat

US Admiral says all interactions with Iranians remain 'safe and professional'

Growing US military buildups throughout April and May in the Middle East were a reaction, according to officials, to Iran’s military being at a high level of readiness. Now, with all those extra US forces in the area, Iran remains at a high level of readiness.

This is something of a challenge for the US to parse, now, as it makes sense for Iran to be at a high level of readiness after months of escalation and US threats, and officials are trying to figure out if this is just the new normal.

Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top US commander in the region, is continuing to hype up Iran as an “imminent threat.” Gen. McKenzie played up this threat on Thursday, and used virtually identical comments on Saturday, claiming Iran’s threat has “evolved in certain ways.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, US military, , you cannot have it both ways; in one breath, an admiral observes that activites with the Iranian military have been "safe and professional", but Gen. Frank McKenzie, still insists that there is an "imminent threat."

Jun 10 11:59

THE INTERNET BECAME LESS FREE IN 2018. CAN WE FIGHT BACK?

As democracies around the world struggle to hold back the rising tide of authoritarianism, a similar crisis is unfolding online. Three factors converged this year to make 2018 the eighth straight year that global internet freedom declined, according to an annual report from the nonprofit Freedom House: increasing censorship in response to disinformation, the widespread collection of personal data, and a growing group of countries emulating China’s model of digital authoritarianism.

Jun 10 11:54

Jailed Citgo executives ordered to stand trial in Venezuela

The decision was a painful blow to the families of the men who were initially heartened by news their loved ones would have the chance to profess their innocence in court after judge Gil had canceled 15 previous hearings giving little reason.

"After more than one and a half years of delayed due process, today's preliminary hearing was a sad spectacle and a travesty of justice," the family of Tomeu Vadell, Citgo's vice president of refining, said in a statement.

"Venezuela is depriving an innocent man, a deeply loved husband and father of his freedom," they added. "We will continue to demand his immediate and unconditional release."

The families of the "Citgo 6" — five of them, like Vadell, American citizens and all with deep roots in Texas and Louisiana — complain the men are being held in inhumane conditions, sharing overcrowded basement cells in a military counterintelligence prison and suffering severe weight loss in a country plagued by food shortages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There will be hell to pay, from Venezuela's side, when these cases go to court.

Jun 10 11:51

US gives Turkey ultimatum on Russian missiles

Turkey has been given a deadline of the end of July to choose between buying US fighter jets and Russian anti-aircraft missile systems.

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan set out the ultimatum in a letter to his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar.

Turkey, he said, could not have both America's F-35 advanced fighter jets and Russia's S-400 systems.

The two Nato allies have been locked in a row over the S-400 for months.

America argues that the Russian systems are both incompatible with Nato defence systems and pose a security threat, and wants Turkey to buy its Patriot anti-aircraft systems instead.

Turkey, which has been pursuing an increasingly independent defence policy, has signed up to buying 100 F-35s, and has invested heavily in the F-35 programme, with Turkish companies producing 937 of the plane's parts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Shanahan's intent was to push Turkey to buy the Russia products, he has done a great job so far!

Jun 10 10:50

Scott Adams: Mexico Deal, Housing Emergency, Crazy George Conway, Magic Mushrooms

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1138083556150849542

Content:
Why does George Conway do what he does?
Jim Acosta’s book is called “Enemy of the People”
Oberlin college race HOAX…big award for victimized bakery
Analyst’s climate change PREDICTIONS blocked…NOT FACTS
Mexican tariffs story in the NYT and CNN, as they pay for the wall
Ben Carson says we have a fixable housing emergency
What regulations can we change or remove…to fix that?
Bill Pulte has the answers, or can find them, enlist Bill to help?
180 Business leaders say it’s bad for their business to restrict abortions
AOC has good aspirational stuff, LEARN from her technique
AOC want’s to limit lobbyists…and Ted Cruz agrees
AOC wants magic mushrooms medically studied
AOC says why not get rid of birth control restrictions?
AOC says she’s open to nuclear as part of a GND solution

Jun 10 09:53

YouTube’s anti-extremism crackdown targets journalist who documents extremism

YouTube on Wednesday announced an expanded crackdown on hate speech, but the company said it would make sure not to ban or demonetize videos that "aim to condemn or expose hate, or provide analysis of current events."

However, YouTube's crackdown has already targeted a journalist who documents extremism, presumably by mistake.

"Within minutes of @YouTube's announcement of a new purge it appears they caught my outlet, which documents activism and extremism, in the crossfire," journalist Ford Fischer wrote on Twitter yesterday. "I was just notified my entire channel has been demonetized. I am a journalist whose work there is used in dozens of documentaries."

Fischer is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of News2Share. PBS's "Documenting Hate" series is one of the documentaries that relied on his footage. His IMDB page lists numerous documentaries that he contributed to.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YouTube does whatever its governmental masters order it to do, and has become part and parcel of the 4th Governmental Arm, that of State Surveillance.

Find another place to go, if you are doing this kind of work, and vote... by changing venues.

Jun 10 09:50

Drama on the tarmac: US judge foils secret deportation to Israel

“Extreme injustice”
To give some perspective to the ordeal endured by Ashqar, in 2007, Lewis Libby, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of lying to a federal grand jury about the disclosure of the identity of a CIA agent.

Libby was sentenced to two and a half years, but didn’t spend a day in prison because President George W. Bush commuted his sentence.

Last year, President Donald Trump pardoned Libby altogether.

Ashqar, who wasn’t accused of perjury but of simply refusing to testify, spent more than a decade in prison.

Michael Deutsch, Muhammad Salah’s lawyer during the trial of Ashqar and Salah, wrote for The Electronic Intifada in 2008 about the “extreme injustice perpetrated on Abdelhaleem Ashqar by the US government and the federal court in Chicago culminating in a draconian sentence of 135 months for nonviolent acts of civil disobedience.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your government, ever abasing itself, answering the "siren call" of the alleged Israeli "justice System"; had the Israelis ever gotten hold of this man, he'd be dead by now.

Jun 10 09:40

UAE-Backed Militants Raid Yemen Mosque, Kill and Abduct Worshipers

The United Arab Emirates-backed paramilitary forces in Yemen have long been criticized for their abusive behavior toward civilians, particularly civilians in contested regions. This weekend, that recurring problem centered on Dhale Province.

On Friday, a mosque in Dhale same under attack by the UAE-backed forces, who forced their way in, killed six worshipers, and kidnapped another four. The identities of the captured people have not been confirmed.

The UAE forces, however, issued a statement saying that everyone that they killed were “Houthi rebels who refused to surrender.” None of them have been identified conclusively.

In Yemen’s southwest, Dhale had been under the control of Saudi and UAE-backed forces throughout much of the war, but in recent months, the Houthis have returned to the area and carved out an area which has resisted a number of offensives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, assassinations of innocent civilians... is OUR thing!!" Official Saudi Souse.

And the kills go on, and on, mercilessly, when the only answer to this horrific genocide against the Houthis, as mentioned by people familiar with the region, and its background, is through negotiations.

And the US government is complicit, up to its neck, in Saudi/UAE crimes in Yemen.

Jun 10 09:31

Senators Hope to Force Vote on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

President Trump’s hope to circumvent Senate oversight with an emergency declaration on arms sales to Saudi Arabia appears to have backfired. If anything, this effort seems to have drawn even more attention to the planned sales, and fueled even more Senate objections.

Now, in addition to 22 resolutions objecting to the sales, the Senate is introducing a new bill on Monday aimed to force a vote on all security aid to Saudi Arabia, including arms sales, and conditioning them on a Congressional review of Saudi human rights issues.

Trump aimed to bypass oversight on $8.1 billion in sales, knowing they would face objections, by claiming an “emergency” that meant it couldn’t wait for Congress to vote. Since the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi government, there has been discomfort with arms sales to the Saudis. Trump has objected to this additional resistance, arguing that the sales are worth a lot of money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump is making it painfully clear, that in his mind, weapons sales trump Saudi and Yemeni rights, any day.

And if you like President Trump's position on this, you are also going to love the following article:

Trump Allows High Tech Bombs to be Built in Saudi Arabia

Doesn't that just warm your heart, to understand that weaponry assistance to a second, maniacally, self-declared theocracy (besides Israel) in the Middle East, will be getting American weapons technology?!?

Look for a massive weapons race to happen in the Middle East; and guess what?!? China, and Pakistan, would be just delighted to share their laser and nuclear technology with anyone who has the bucks to buy it!!

Jun 10 09:18

US Army Officer Urges "Swift, Responsible Disengagement" From Afghanistan

Authored by Danny Sjursen via The Future of Freedom Foundation,

The United States has been at war in Afghanistan for more than seventeen years. Despite many years of effort and billions spent, the U.S. military is still suffering casualties in that remote land. In 2017, fourteen American soldiers died in Afghanistan — some, in fact, shot from behind by their supposed local allies. Already, through January 2019, two more American troopers have been killed. They were the 2,418th and 2,419th U.S. military deaths in the war since 2001.

None of this sacrifice has defeated the Taliban or staved off enemy military advances throughout the country over the last several years. In fact, there have been a number of spectacular Taliban successes and attacks of late. On August 21, 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s speech in the heavily fortified capital city of Kabul was interrupted by dozens of mortar rounds fired by the Taliban. It was no mere anecdotal anomaly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Afghanistan is not called "the graveyard of empires" for no good reason.

The only guy who was able to invade and hang on, through a series of alliances and dynastic marriages, was Alexander the Great, and that... was for only three measly years!!

I don't believe that Trump will actually pull out of the region for a number of reasons; first, after the epic fail that was the Vietnam war, the US's military is allergic to withdrawals, no matter the cost in blood and money, because that meant that the US military had "failed".

The second reason is, that the US alphabet soup agencies have scored, big-time in terms of controlling the poppy trade, with which to secure the production of opium, which is used by these agencies to fund "off the book" operations.

Images: US troops guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan

And third, there has generally been no gathering point for peace activists on this issue, because the images they see, from the presstitutes, never include the real horrors of this war, as were covered the real horrors of the war in Vietnam; unless, and until that happens, expect for the US military, to continue to occupy Afghanistan.

Jun 10 09:07

Page Tells Bartiromo He Was A Source For CIA But Later Used To Spin False Narrative Against Trump

Edits and Omissions in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel Report regarding President Donald Trump and Russia are being scrutinized as more information exposes that the report was skewed to make it appear that there may have been obstruction by the administration.

Carter Page appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News Sunday Morning Futures to discuss the topic and he told Bartiromo that there will be an avalanche of information in the upcoming weeks and “the more transparency the better…hopefully we start seeing it.”

“I HAD A LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CIA, GOING BACK DECADES, ESSENTIALLY,”

– CARTER PAGE

He repeated to Bartiromo that there is far more to the Mueller report than what was released. He also reiterated that the report was “completely spun” to advance the false narrative of obstruction being pushed by the Democrats and target the Trump administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope this guy, is wearing his Kevlar Undies to bed.

Jun 10 08:57

EYEWITNESS SAW A SECOND SHOOTER FIRING AN "AUTOMATIC HIGH-POWERED RIFLE" OUTSIDE ROUTE 91 VENUE ON 1 OCTOBER, FBI DOCUMENTS REVEAL

SOURCE: INTELLIHUB
Mention of second and third 1 October shooters appears in official FBI report obtained by Intellihub.

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A female who attended the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the night of October 1, 2017, where 58 people lost their lives to automatic gunfire told the investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that she saw a second shooter firing a high-powered automatic rifle from a parking lot located to the east of the venue where country music singer Jason Aldean and his band were playing onstage at the time of the shooting.

The eyewitness told investigators with the bureau that she and about 20 other concertgoers managed to escape the venue grounds and head northeast toward the Tropicana during the third volley of gunfire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this story is true, it absolutely hurls the defy, to the official story of the US government on this case.

Jun 10 08:55

TEXAS IS LATEST STATE TO PUMP THE BRAKES ON RED-LIGHT CAMERAS

SOURCE: NY TIMES
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With the signing of a bill last weekend, Gov. Greg Abbott made Texas the latest state to ban red-light traffic cameras.

It joins at least seven other states — Maine, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, South Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia — that already have statutes prohibiting the cameras, the National Conference of State Legislatures said. Around 20 more do not have automated traffic enforcement systems on public roads.

The Texas ban takes effect on Sept. 1, but it allows communities more time, if needed, to complete their contracts with the private companies that operate the cameras — and get a flat fee or share revenue from the tickets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on Texas, for displaying some common sense.

Jun 10 08:50

THE TRUST PROJECT: BIG MEDIA AND SILICON VALLEY'S WEAPONIZED ALGORITHMS SILENCE DISSENT

SOURCE: WHITNEY WEBB VIA MINT PRESS NEWS

Given the Trust Project’s rich-get-richer impact on the online news landscape, it is not surprising to find that it is funded by a confluence of tech oligarchs and powerful forces with a clear stake in controlling the flow of news.

After the failure of Newsguard - the news rating system backed by a cadre of prominent neoconservative personalities - to gain traction among American tech and social media companies, another organization has quietly stepped in to direct the news algorithms of tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After the lies faithfully regurgitated by the Presstitutes and the Warrespondents regarding the necessity of invading Afghanistan and Iraq, intelligent people can NEVER, NEVER, trust these outlets again.

Jun 10 08:41

How far is too far? UK tabloids mocked for claiming Kim fed general to piranhas

Even the readers of several British tabloids have cast doubt on a source-based story claiming that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed one of his generals in a piranha-filled tank.

Jun 10 08:40

ELON MUSK’S COMPANY LAUNCHED 60 SATELLITES INTO SPACE TO BLAST 5G AT US. MORE PLANNED DESPITE TELECOMS ADMITTING THERE’S NO RESEARCH THAT PROVES 5G IS SAFE.

SOURCE: ACTIVIST POST

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has reported about the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allowing companies to blast harmful WiFi and 5G from the sky and from space. Despite warnings from many credible sources about the serious biological, environmental, and safety impact associated with this, it’s not just Elon’s company, SpaceX, doing it — Google, Amazon, Airbus and OneWeb are doing it too.

Thanks to scientist Arthur Firstenberg for updating us on this craziness as well as organizing the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space which has been signed by approximately

2,000 scientists
1,400 medical doctors
4,000 engineers
2,200 nurses
2,500 psychologists
1,200 organizations

or 100,000 total individuals and organizations from 187 countries

From Arthur:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would agree, that more research is needed; but this feels like nailing the technology first, as an (allegedly) American invention, preventing competition by companies like China's telecom giant, Huawei, then worry about the health and safety concerns regarding these 5G units later.

Jun 10 08:35

California Dems agree to full health benefits for many low-income illegal immigrants, in swipe at Trump

State officials have estimated the benefits would be available to about 90,000 low-income illegal immigrants at a cost of $98 million per year.

“While it’s not all we sought, it will provide a real tangible difference for people, especially for those around and below poverty and for middle income families who don’t get any help under the federal law,” Anthony Wright, executive director of advocacy group Health Access, said. Indeed, a family of four earning as much as six times the federal poverty level -- or more than $150,000 a year -- would be eligible to get about $100 a month from the government to help pay their monthly health insurance premiums.

To pay for part of it, the state agreed to start taxing people who don’t have health insurance. It’s a revival of the individual-mandate penalty that had been on the books nationwide under former President Barack Obama’s health-care law until Republicans in Congress eliminated it as part of the 2017 overhaul to the tax code.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What if those without health insurance, don't have any income to tax?!? What does the state of California do then?!?

What if people do not have the money to be taxed, without putting them out on the street?!?

I have come to understand, that one of the prerequisites of working for either for the State or Federal governments, is a pathological inability to see a scenario through to its logical conclusion.

Jun 10 08:29

RAND PAUL: DEEP STATE PROTECTED JOHN BRENNAN'S SECURITY CLEARANCE

SOURCE: WASHINGTON EX
Sen. Rand Paul suspects someone revoked President Trump's order to have former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance revoked.

The president announced in August that Brennan's security clearance was being stripped due to "erratic behavior" that disqualified him from having access to sensitive information. But the White House never followed through with the complicated bureaucratic process of revocation, a source told the New York Times in a report published last month.

Asked to comment about it in an interview on CNN, Paul said the "deep state," in which federal or military officials defy a democratically elected government, was likely to blame.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not think that this is an implausible scenario, by any stretch of the imagination.

Jun 10 08:26

BEVERLY HILLS BECOMES FIRST U.S. CITY TO BAN SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS

SOURCE: TRUTHTHEORY.COM

By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory

Beverly Hills is officially the first U.S. city to ban the sale of tobacco products. By 2021, cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products will no longer be available at gas stations, convenience and grocery stores, and pharmacies. Special allowances will be made for high-end cigar lounges and hotels, however.

CNBC reports that in early June, the Beverly Hills City Council voted to make it the first U.S. city to ban tobacco. The ban is set to take hold in 2021.”Allowing tobacco products to be sold in the city increases access to these harmful and dangerous products and does not promote the city’s image as a healthy city,” the ordinance reads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now let's see; who owns the three exempt "Cigar Lounges?!?

The Buenavista Cigar Club, is owned by Rigoberto Fernandez; The Grand Havana Room is frequented by such actors as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro (And Arnold was frequently in front of the camera, and at City Council meetings, and the press, advocating this this members club not be closed).

Nazareth Cigars: it is unclear who owns it at this point, because the original owner, Nazareth Guluzian, has died.

But there is one pattern very clear in these exemptions; the monied get what they want, and the rest of us... can go hang.

I do not endorse smoking, having lost a parent at 18 due to the effects of smoking, and heart disease; but when the only joints where one can buy tobacco are so privileged, that only the most wealthy of the wealthy can afford to shop there, there is indeed, something wrong with this picture.

Jun 10 08:13

7 Persistent Myths About Homeschoolers Debunked

By Jeff Minick

In the last 50 years, homeschooling in the United States has grown from a tiny movement composed primarily of conservative Christians and John Holt “unschoolers” to its present size of around 1.69 million students.

Despite these numbers, and despite the fact that most Americans are familiar with the concept of homeschooling, some misconceptions continue to make the rounds.

Let’s look at seven of these long-standing myths...

Jun 10 07:54

PRIME MINISTER OF POLAND SIGNS GLOBAL APPEAL TO STOP 5G TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRANSMISSION

SOURCE: GLOBALRESEARCH.CA
In what is surely an unprecedented and groundbreaking action, the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, has personally backed an International Appeal to stop the controversial roll-out of 5G electromagnetic microwave telecommunication transmissions.

5G, a new millimetre band frequency range being introduced by the telecommunications industry worldwide, has been identified by over 2,000 scientists and 1,400 medical doctors from all over the world, as presenting a direct threat to human health, as well as to animal, insect and plant life.

There have been no safety tests carried out to ensure its safety, in spite of the fact that 5G operates at between 10 and 100 times higher frequencies than current 3 and 4G cell phone tower transmitters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My first question has to be, who paid for these studies?!?

And do they profit from allowing this technology to become commonplace, in the countries which may embrace it?!?

Jun 10 07:51

CHINESE EXPORTERS DODGE US TARIFFS WITH FAKE 'MADE IN VIETNAM' TAGS

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE

Chinese exporters who are hoping to evade tariffs as high as 25% on some of their goods are hoping to capitalize on the explosion of exports from Vietnam to the US - and not by simply and legally routing their products through Vietnam as a legal transshipment point, but by masking their true origins, provoking fears that the US might seek to punish the Vietnamese for failing to crack down on this type of fraud.

On Sunday, Vietnam released a statement pledging to increase penalties on trade-related fraud. It was one of the first times an Asian government has ever alleged such misbehavior, and comes after Vietnamese authorities found dozens of fake product origin certificates and illegal transfers presumably by Chinese companies trying to sidestep US tariffs on everything from agriculture to textiles, according to Bloomberg.

The crackdown comes as Vietnam has emerged as one of the fastest growing sources of American imports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, how far is the US government, willing to go with this?!?

Will we start seeing interdiction of Vietnamese ships, with fake "Made in Vietnam" stickers, with products really made in China?!?

Jun 10 07:49

KIM DOTCOM BEGINS FINAL SUPREME COURT BATTLE TO AVOID US EXTRADITION

SOURCE: TORRENTFREAK

More than seven years after the dramatic arrest of Kim Dotcom and several of his former Megaupload colleagues, the quartet are making a final plea to New Zealand's Supreme Court. The hearing, expected to last five days, will determine whether an earlier decision to extradite the men to the United States should be upheld. For them, the stakes could not be higher.

When file-hosting site Megaupload was shut down in 2012, few could have predicted the events of the years to follow.

The arrest of founder Kim Dotcom and colleagues Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato in New Zealand, triggered dozens of legal processes, many designed to expedite, delay or indeed avoid the quartet’s extradition to the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As someone who has had copywritten music without license, or fees, I can understand the position of companies from which this content was pirated.

However, that being said, I would suggest that the sentence be left for "community service" to help those companies who got ripped off, learning how to never have this happen again.

This... would be a far greater service than throwing these people in jail to rot.

Jun 10 07:43

DUMP IT: TORONTO'S SMART CITY PROJECT IS 'SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM'

SOURCE: TECHNOCRACY.NEWS
Google tricked Toronto into creating the model smart city, Quayside. Venture capitalist Roger McNamee states: “It is a dystopian vision that has no place in a democratic society.” And yet, Smart City tech is a tsunami to the U.S. ? TN Editor
A “smart city” project in Canada has hit yet another snag, as mounting delays and privacy concerns threaten the controversial development along the Toronto’s eastern waterfront.

The 12-acre Quayside project, a partnership between Google’s Sidewalk Labs and the city of Toronto, has come under increasing scrutiny amid concerns over privacy and data harvesting.

This week, the US venture capitalist Roger McNamee warned that technology companies such as Google cannot be trusted to safely manage the data they collect on residents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. McNamee is absolutely correct; considering the foul-ups, bleeps, and blunders, in which Google has already been caught up, this is not a company which one can trust with any bit of data, whatsoever.

Jun 10 07:40

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MARCH IN HONG KONG TO PROTEST CHINA EXTRADITION BILL

SOURCE: REUTERS
Hong Kong was plunged into a fresh political crisis on Sunday night after more than half a million people took to the streets to thwart a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial.

Organizers said the turnout outstripped a demonstration in 2003 when 500,000 hit the streets to challenge government plans for tighter national security laws.

Those laws were later shelved and a key government official forced to resign. Sunday’s outpouring was already raising the pressure on the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her official backers in Beijing.

“She has to withdraw the bill and resign,” veteran Democratic Party lawmaker James To told crowds outside the city’s parliament and government headquarters on Sunday night.

“The whole of Hong Kong is against her.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people of Hong Kong, are very aware of their history, and do not want themselves at them mercy of a tyrannical Chinese government, in case there is the kind of dispute which may cause Hong Kong natives to be extradited; labeled as "dissidents", captured and tried in a kangaroo court, then tortured or killed by their captors.

And frankly, who can actually blame them on this issue?!?

Jun 10 07:35

HE FUTURE WILL BE RECORDED, ON YOUR SMART SPEAKER: ALWAYS-ON CORPORATE LISTENING DEVICES, “ARE CERTAINLY OUR FUTURE”

SOURCE: BLOOMBERG
Amazon’s patent application for an always-on feature for Alexa, its popular voice-activated personal assistant, has raised a lot of concern. “If you’re already freaked out by the privacy implications of smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo,” says Gizmodo, “we have some bad news.” A headline in Science Alert is even more direct: “Newly Released Amazon Patent Shows Just How Much Creepier Alexa Can Get.” You get the idea.

But the anxiety is much ado about nothing. An Alexa that’s always listening will likely prove more useful than an Alexa that isn’t; and, in any case, always-on devices are certainly our future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But what if you refuse to have this device in your home; what then?!?

Will it become mandatory?!?

And how is Congress going to rationalize this, in this mandatory device being always on, in our homes?!?

I am beginning to think, that this may have been the plan between Congress and Amazon, all along.

Food for thought, my friends.

Jun 09 13:17

WE ARE ALL ASSANGE: A PHOTOMOSAIC OF INTERNET PRESENCES

So I made a photo mosaic of faces of people on the Internet, the censored, the demonized, the curious: podcasters and YouTube niche celebs and profiles from everywhere, from Twitter and Instagram and Myspace and Reddit and Pinterest and Snapchat and Tumblr and LiveJournal and even Facebook; faces of activists from BDS and BLM and OWS; faces of journalists of all kinds, anonymous and pseudonymous and eponymous, citizens all; whistleblowers and more whistleblowers and more whistleblowers; magazine publishers and rock stars and politicians and webmasters and authors and artists and poets and revolutionaries.

All of you who think for ourselves. Thousands and thousands of faces.

I made a mosaic. You should see it. I made it for you.

It is seven and three quarter feet tall, but fully zoomable on your device’s screen. Check it out. I call it “We Are All Assange.”

Jun 09 09:37

Judicial Watch: FBI Docs Show Notes about Meeting with Intelligence Community Inspector General about Clinton Emails are ‘Missing’ and CD Containing Notes Is Likely ‘Damaged’ Irreparably

Judicial Watch announced today that the FBI released 277 pages of redacted records in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that show the FBI failed to produce information from an August 2015 meeting with Intelligence Community Inspector General about Hillary Clinton’s email server. The FBI claimed that notes are "missing" and the CD containing notes from meeting is likely "damaged" irreparably.

Jun 09 09:33

The Trust Project: Big Media and Silicon Valley’s Weaponized Algorithms Silence Dissent

After the failure of Newsguard — the news rating system backed by a cadre of prominent neoconservative personalities — to gain traction among American tech and social media companies, another organization has quietly stepped in to direct the news algorithms of tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.

Though different from Newsguard, this group, known as “The Trust Project,” has a similar goal of restoring “trust” in corporate, mainstream media outlets, relative to independent alternatives, by applying “trust indicators” to social-media news algorithms in a decidedly untransparent way. The funding of “The Trust Project” — coming largely from big tech companies like Google; government-connected tech oligarchs like Pierre Omidyar; and the Knight Foundation, a key Newsguard investor — suggests that an ulterior motive in its tireless promotion of “traditional” mainstream media outlets is to limit the success of dissenting alternatives.

Jun 09 08:55

‘Deadly Serious’: Near-Misses Between US, Russian Ships No Accident, and No Joke

Provocations between US and Russians warships, similar to the incident that occurred Friday in the East China Sea, are extremely dangerous but all too common ? and any one could lead to disaster, Mark Sleboda, an international affairs and security analyst, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear.

On Friday, the US Navy released a video of the near-collision between Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov and US Navy cruiser USS Chancellorsville in the East China Sea. The Russian Pacific Fleet responded with a statement that the US ship had suddenly changed course and crossed the path of the Russian destroyer “just 50 meters away from the ship.” The US Seventh Fleet denied Russia’s version of events, blaming the Russian vessel for nearly causing a collision.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, as the tensions between Russia and the US are ratcheting up to a new all-time high, it would behoove the military of BOTH countries to be very careful, when in close proximity to the other countries' military assets, on land, or on sea.

Jun 09 08:52

Three Russian warships to keep NATO Baltops-2019 exercise under observationMore:http://tass.com/defense/1062814

June 8. /TASS/. The Baltic Fleet’s warships will keep track of NATO’s Baltops-2019 maneuvers to begin in the Baltic Sea waters on June 9, a law enforcement source in Russia’s westernmost Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad told TASS on Saturday.

"The Stoikiy and the Boikiy corvettes, as well as the Liven small missile ship, will keep the NATO maneuvers under observation. Besides, reconnaissance assets will also be deployed," the source said.

TASS has been unable to officially confirm the information at the time of the publication.

The Baltops-2019 exercise will be held on June 9-21. It will involve up to 40 surface ships and submarines and 40 aircraft from 18 countries. For the first time, the US Second Fleet, re-established in 2018, will take part in the maneuvers. Staff members will run Baltops-2019 from the USS Mount Whitney command ship, which arrived to the Baltic Sea on May 30.

More:
http://tass.com/defense/1062814

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering the massive placement of NATO equipment and personnel, surrounding Russia right now, even at its doorstep, can anyone in their right mind condemn Russia for being concerned, about what NATO is doing right now?!?

Jun 09 08:52

Three Russian warships to keep NATO Baltops-2019 exercise under observationMore:http://tass.com/defense/1062814

June 8. /TASS/. The Baltic Fleet’s warships will keep track of NATO’s Baltops-2019 maneuvers to begin in the Baltic Sea waters on June 9, a law enforcement source in Russia’s westernmost Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad told TASS on Saturday.

"The Stoikiy and the Boikiy corvettes, as well as the Liven small missile ship, will keep the NATO maneuvers under observation. Besides, reconnaissance assets will also be deployed," the source said.

TASS has been unable to officially confirm the information at the time of the publication.

The Baltops-2019 exercise will be held on June 9-21. It will involve up to 40 surface ships and submarines and 40 aircraft from 18 countries. For the first time, the US Second Fleet, re-established in 2018, will take part in the maneuvers. Staff members will run Baltops-2019 from the USS Mount Whitney command ship, which arrived to the Baltic Sea on May 30.

More:
http://tass.com/defense/1062814

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering the massive placement of NATO equipment and personnel, surrounding Russia right now, even at its doorstep, can anyone in their right mind condemn Russia for being concerned, about what NATO is doing right now?!?

Jun 09 08:51

Three Russian warships to keep NATO Baltops-2019 exercise under observationMore:http://tass.com/defense/1062814

June 8. /TASS/. The Baltic Fleet’s warships will keep track of NATO’s Baltops-2019 maneuvers to begin in the Baltic Sea waters on June 9, a law enforcement source in Russia’s westernmost Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad told TASS on Saturday.

"The Stoikiy and the Boikiy corvettes, as well as the Liven small missile ship, will keep the NATO maneuvers under observation. Besides, reconnaissance assets will also be deployed," the source said.

TASS has been unable to officially confirm the information at the time of the publication.

The Baltops-2019 exercise will be held on June 9-21. It will involve up to 40 surface ships and submarines and 40 aircraft from 18 countries. For the first time, the US Second Fleet, re-established in 2018, will take part in the maneuvers. Staff members will run Baltops-2019 from the USS Mount Whitney command ship, which arrived to the Baltic Sea on May 30.

More:
http://tass.com/defense/1062814

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering the massive placement of NATO equipment and personnel, surrounding Russia right now, even at its doorstep, can anyone in their right mind condemn Russia for being concerned, about what NATO is doing right now?!?

Jun 09 08:32

MARK MEADOWS: FBI KNEW ‘WITHIN 60 DAYS’ THAT RUSSIA PROBE WAS ‘BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF SAND’

North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said Friday night that the FBI knew within 60 days of opening the Trump-Russia probe that the investigation was “built on a foundation of sand.”

“Within 60 days of them opening the investigation, prior to [Robert] Mueller coming on, the FBI and the [Department of Justice] knew that Christopher Steele was not credible, the dossier was not true, George Papadopoulos was innocent,” Meadows said on Fox News’s “Hannity.”

“When you look at that foundation, it’s all built on a foundation of sand. That’s going to start to show up soon,” the Republican said.

Meadows, a close ally of President Donald Trump, did not say why he believes the FBI knew within two months that the investigation was on shaky ground.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation; the horrifically politicized FBI knew that Russiagate was a complete, utter piece of codswallop, but went ahead with the attempted prosecution of Trump anyway.

Mr. President, please: it is time to sack the lot, and start over with people who really care about the well-being of We the People; that has not been the case for far too long a time, and this circus should never have happened.

Jun 09 08:27

TIM POOL: 'LEFT WING MEDIA ACTIVIST EMAIL LEAK SHOWS HOW THEY DEPLATFORM POLITICAL RIVALS'

SOURCE: CHRIS MENAHAN, INFORMATION LIBERATION

Independent journalist Tim Pool was leaked an email showing Slate journo April Glaser appearing to threaten Chase Bank with negative press if they don't deplatform the right-wing activist group The Proud Boys.

From Tim Pool:

Following the Vox controversy with Steven Crowder, or #VoxAdpocalypse, and mass censorship hitting youtube I found it pertinent to show how these activists in media operate and how they use framing devices to target people like conservatives and other political groups.

The reporter in question has advocated for government regulation to restrict speech and I believe this shows her to be an activist acting to target and cause harm to political rivals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a group designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Proud Boys are now labeled as an alt-right by the FBI: FBI now categorizes as an alt-right group by the FBI

And yes, it appears that they have been complicit in violence against Antifa protestors in both New York, and Portland. "The report, and the FBI’s warning to south-west Washington police agencies about the Proud Boys’ role in escalating violence at these events came in August, two months before the group was involved in an infamous weekend of street violence in New York City and Portland, and not long after they participated in street violence in downtown Portland on 30 June."

But the question I have to ask, as a Christian pacifist activist, is, will this deplatforming and demonitization simply push them further underground, perhaps into the "dark web", where their website vitriol becomes even more violence-centric, if these actions are carried out by Chase?!?''

Right now, I think that this possible scenario, is what should be keeping the FBI's case manager on this, up at night.

As a woman of European descent, and darned lucky to have been a part of a family which advocated for education and opportunity for women, I know that I cannot change history; but I do know that, working together in a reasonable and intelligent manner, we can, with people working together, make positive changes for the future.

And as a wife of almost 25 years, regarding my wonderful Husband, Mike; I walk beside this man, not in front, or behind him, and am very delighted to still be in the presence of his company.

Jun 09 07:53

AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE RAID EVEN MORE JOURNALISTS OVER LEAKED DOCUMENTS

SOURCE: TECH DIRT
Australia got scary in a hurry.

One day after raiding the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst over the publication of leaked documents detailing the government's domestic surveillance plans, the Australian Federal Police raided ABC News Australia over leaked documents detailing the killing of unarmed civilians by Australian special forces in Afghanistan.

Somewhat surprisingly, the AFP did not prevent John Lyons, the executive editor of ABC News, from live-tweeting the entire raid. This resulted in an astounding stream of tweets (with photos!) showing the AFP was seeking a wealth of information from ABC offices, including notes, correspondence, reports, briefing documents, photographs, and anything else it could use to (presumably) find the source of the leaks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the people of Australia who find this kind of news suppression horrific, have only two choices here, as do their American brothers and sisters; either vote with your feet (and your bank accounts), and "Get out of Dodge" while this is still possible, or peacefully vote out those who committed this horrendous attack against press freedom.

Jun 09 07:45

SKY NEWS AND THE WESTERN PRESS HAVE ONCE AGAIN FAILED SYRIA

SOURCE: MINT PRESS

Recent storylines from the Western press on the “Idlib” narrative, particularly the extraordinary spate of “on-the-ground” reports from Sky News reporter Alex Crawford, have failed to paint an accurate picture of the reality faced by Syrian civilians.

Brett McGurk – the U.S. government’s Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL — described Idlib as “the largest Al Qaeda safe haven since 9/11,” adding that the presence of Al Qaeda in Idlib was a “huge problem” and had been so “for some time.” Mint Press journalist Whitney Webb covered McGurk’s statements and U.S. policy in Idlib in late 2018.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Normalizing" the presence of militant groups affiliated with Al Qaeda, is just the point of such coverage; so, ultimately, the Western Press and Sky News have been deliberately distorting the truth, to give their readers the impression that it is completely "customary" for radical jihadis be in control of the city, rather than those forces loyal to the Syrian government and its President, Bashir Al-Assad.

Jun 09 07:32

IRAN UNVEILS HOMEBUILT AIR DEFENSE MISSILE SYSTEM TO DESTROY ‘STEALTH TARGETS’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

SOURCE: RT
Tehran’s military displayed a brand-new indigenous air defense missile system, capable of tracking and shooting down six targets at the same time. The weapon was rolled out amid growing tensions around the Persian Gulf.
Iran unveiled its new domestically-designed air defense missile system Khordad 15 on Sunday. Equipped with long-range Sayyad 3 missiles, it can shoot down enemy jets and combat drones at a range of 120 kilometers, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said.

Full video of 15 khordad air defence system ( ?? ?????)pic.twitter.com/izgZKfBIBl

— ???s??? ????? (@persianintel) June 9, 2019
The complex can also track “stealth targets,” intercepting them 45 km away. Overall, the weapon can destroy six targets simultaneously, according to military officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Iranian civilian government and its military leadership, may be many things; that being said, foolish, and unprepared are not among those categories whatsoever.

They full well know, what may be in their future (a war with the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel), and want to guard against this, by creating the best military equipment which can be created by their weaponry engineers.

So I would like to, politely and strongly caution the White House, Pentagon, and State Department, that should the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, mount some kind of attack against Iran, that Russia and China may well decide to join Iran in the fight.

And President Trump, no matter what verbal poison against Iran with which Bolton, Netanyahu, and Pompeo are filling your ears, there as to be another way, other than war, to achieve your geopolitical and financial goals here.

But your unilaterally pulling the US out of the P5+1, was an horrendous mistake, sir; and right now, to your utter embarrassment, the IAEA team, on the ground in Iran, are still saying, that the Iranians are complying with their side of the bargain.

Jun 09 07:17

HUGE HONG KONG PROTEST AGAINST EXTRADITION BILL

SOURCE: BBC.COM

(BBC) - Hundreds of thousands of people are marching in Hong Kong against a law critics fear could let China target political opponents in the territory.

The controversial extradition bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial.

The protests are thought to be the biggest since the 2014 Umbrella Movement, which saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets.

The government says the bill has built-in protections and will plug loopholes.

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has pushed for the amendments to be passed before July. Supporters say safeguards are in place to prevent anyone facing religious or political persecution from being extradited to mainland China.

But the bill's critics say those in the former British colony would be exposed to China's deeply flawed justice system, and it would lead to further erosion of the city's judicial independence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would suggest to supporters of this bill, that whatever safeguards they think they may have from illegal persecution from mainland China, will most probably not be present in the final form of the bill.

Jun 09 07:15

SUDAN POLICE FIRE TEAR GAS AS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN STARTS

SOURCE: ALJAZEERA.COM
Protest campaign will continue until military transfers power to civilian government, organisers say.

Sudanese police have fired tear gas at protesters taking part in a "civil disobedience" campaign, called in the wake of a deadly crackdown on demonstrators, that began on Sunday.

Protesters gathered tyres, tree trunks and rocks to build new roadblocks in Khartoum's northern Bahari district, an unnamed witness told AFP news agency, but riot police swiftly moved in and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

"Almost all internal roads of Bahari have roadblocks. Protesters are even stopping residents from going to work," said the witness.

The latest bid by demonstrators to close off streets in the capital comes nearly a week after a deadly raid on a sit-in outside the army headquarters that killed dozens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do wish the peaceful protestors well: but I am not quite so certain that this will engender a division in the current government , in order to create the Transitional Government in the timeframe for which they are hoping.

I hope the organisers of these protests have told their supporters, that this may well be a long wait in such an event coming, and to not expect any real "victories" toward this goal, to come quickly.

Jun 08 11:24

Remembering the U.S.S. Liberty

The attack on the U.S.S. Liberty by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats on June 8, 1967, has almost faded from memory, with a younger generation completely unaware that a United States naval vessel was once deliberately attacked and nearly sunk by America's "greatest friend and ally" Israel ... So the treatment of the U.S.S. Liberty should surprise no one in a country whose governing class has been for decades doing the bidding of the powerful lobby of a tiny client state that has been nothing but trouble and expense for the United States of America. Will it ever end? As the Israel Lobby currently controls the relevant parts of the federal government and much of the media change is not likely to happen overnight, but there are some positive signs.

Jun 08 11:24

Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty: A Half Century Later, Still No Justice

Two F-4s left the carrier to come to the Liberty’s aid. Apparently, the jets were armed only with nuclear weapons. When word reached the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara became irate and ordered the jets to return. “Tell the Sixth Fleet to get those aircraft back immediately,” he barked. McNamara’s injunction was reiterated in saltier terms by Admiral David L. McDonald, the chief of Naval Operations: “You get those fucking airplanes back on deck, and you get them back down.” The planes turned around. And the attack on the Liberty continued.

After the Israeli fighter jets had emptied their arsenal of rockets, three Israeli attack boats approached the Liberty. Two torpedoes were launched at the crippled ship, one tore a 40-foot wide hole in the hull, flooding the lower compartments, and killing more than a dozen American sailors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

AND THIS, FOLKS, IS HOW ISRAEL TREATED ITS "FRIEND", THE UNITED STATES, WHEN IT WAS ENGAGING IN A FALSE FLAG TO GET THE US TO FIGHT EGYPT, ON WHICH IT WANTED TO BLAME THE ATTACK.

Jun 08 11:23

USS Liberty - Israeli Pilot Speaks Up

"We had been surveilled all morning and part of the afternoon by Israeli forces. They knew who we were. We heard them reporting over radio who we were and how we were sailing and where we were sailing. They saw the flag and everything else. We were in international waters."

Jun 08 11:23

New Evidence Proves Israel Attacked USS Liberty With Orders to Kill 294 Americans

Fresh evidence presented in an exclusive Al Jazeera investigation into the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 Americans proves the incident was not a mistake. Since 1967 the ‘official story‘ has been that Israel simply misidentified the American ship as Egyptian for several hours. Israel apologized to the United States and for several decades we’ve been led to believe that this could be the only explanation for why Israeli jets and torpedo boats would launch rockets, missiles and torpedoes at an American target for more than two hours.

Jun 08 11:22

Hidden History - USS Liberty: 'Operation Cyanide': Russians to the rescue

Few people in America or Russia are aware of the crucial and heroic role played by Destroyer 626/4 of the Soviet Navy during the Six-Day War in June, 1967. The commander and crew of this ship guarded the American intelligence vessel GTR-4, better known as the USS Liberty, after the attack on it by the combined air and naval branches of the Israeli Defense Force. The Zionist attack was coordinated with elements of the US Navy, US intelligence and the White House.

The top-secret plan was known as Operation Cyanide and was intended to result in the sinking of the Liberty with all hands, to be blamed on Egypt and exploited to permit the bombing of Cairo and the entry of the United States into the war on Israel’s side. The Soviet Union’s relationships with Arab countries would have been damaged and perhaps cut, with America and Israel seizing control of all Mid-East oil production. Israel’s borders would have expanded from the Nile to the Euphrates Rivers.

Jun 08 11:22

Israel's attack on the USS Liberty - The full story

On Thursday 8 June 1967, Israeli air and naval forces attacked America's most advanced spy ship, the U.S.S. Liberty, killing 34 of its crew and wounding 174. The lesson of this cold-blooded, murderous attack was that there is nothing the Zionist state might not do, to its friends as well as its enemies, in order to get its own way.

Forty five years on, thanks to the complicity of the mainstream media, the cover up ordered by President Johnson is still in place.

Jun 08 11:21

Cover-Up Alleged in Probe of USS Liberty

A former Navy attorney who helped lead the military investigation of the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 American servicemen says former President Lyndon Johnson and his defense secretary, Robert McNamara, ordered that the inquiry conclude the incident was an accident.

In a signed affidavit released at a Capitol Hill news conference, retired Capt. Ward Boston said Johnson and McNamara told those heading the Navy's inquiry to "conclude that the attack was a case of 'mistaken identity' despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary."

Jun 08 11:12

Celebrating My Birthday With You While Talking About all the Good News

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1137358654682718208

Content:
Tariffs work!!! Hey China…ready to make a deal?
President Trump’s personality and his second term as President
How and why AI will be MORE creative than humans
There are NO wars…in the Western Hemisphere
10,000 steps per day for health…not so scientific apparently
News silo inefficiency creates income opportunities
Slippery slope of deplatforming influential conservatives
Social media company algorithms can produce political bias
A gun violence control system based on AI and algorithms

Jun 08 09:31

CHINA BANS THE INTERCEPT AND OTHER NEWS SITES IN “CENSORSHIP BLACK FRIDAY”

SOURCE: THE INTERCEPT
THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT appears to have launched a major new internet crackdown, blocking the country’s citizens from accessing The Intercept’s website and those of at least seven other Western news organizations.

On Friday, people in China began reporting that they could not access the websites of The Intercept, The Guardian, the Washington Post, HuffPost, NBC News, the Christian Science Monitor, the Toronto Star, and Breitbart News.

It is unclear exactly when the censorship came into effect or the reasons for it. But Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and Chinese authorities have reportedly increased levels of online censorship to coincide with the event.

Charlie Smith, co-founder of GreatFire.org, an organization that monitors Chinese government internet censorship, said that the apparent crackdown on Western news sites represented a significant new development and described it as a “censorship Black Friday.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, we get it, but what about the deplatforming/demonitization of so many (generally)conservative sites in the US by that evil triumverate, Facebook; Twitter; and Google?!?

This has been just as vicious and Orwellian, as has the Chinese blocking sites which do not conform to the party line!!!

Jun 08 09:26

TWO FORMER STATE SENATORS FOUND DEAD IN THEIR HOMES WITHIN TWO DAYS

SOURCE: CNN
Two former state senators were found dead in their homes in Arkansas and Oklahoma within a span of two days this week.

In Arkansas, the body of former Republican state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith was found Tuesday in her home in Randolph County. She'd been fatally shot and her death is being investigated as a homicide, CNN affiliate KARK reported.

Collins-Smith, who was a Democrat before switching to the Republican Party, was first elected to the state senate in 2014 and lost her party's primary last year, the affiliate said.

In Oklahoma, police found another Republican lawmaker fatally shot after receiving reports of gunfire.

Former state Sen. Jonathan Nichols' body was in his home in Norman -- about 20 miles from Oklahoma City. He served as state senator from 2000 to 2012, and later worked at the University of Oklahoma, CNN affiliate KFOR reported. Authorities confirmed his death Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; cui bono?!? Who benefits from their deaths, and what political advantage was gained from their deaths?!?

Jun 08 09:24

TRUMP OKS ADVANCED BOMB PARTS TO BE BUILT IN SAUDI: NYT

SOURCE: ALJAZEERA

When US President Donald Trump bypassed Congress last month to approve a multibillion-dollar arms deal to Saudi Arabia, he also allowed the kingdom to develop complex precision-bomb parts, according to the New York Times.

Trump's emergency declaration allows American arms firm Raytheon to share technology with Riyadh that could allow Saudi Arabia to develop its own laser-guided bombs, the newspaper reported on Friday.

Among the components which the Saudis are now allowed to work on with the firm are the control systems and vital electronics for Raytheon's Paveway series of smart bombs. That technology was previously closely guarded by Washington.

The technology sharing is just one part of a sweeping arms package Trump bypassed Congress to push through by declaring a national emergency, citing tensions with Iran.

Outrage on Capitol Hill

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, please tell me that this is a belated April Fool's joke; because if it isn't, you may just have created the elements which can potentially turn into World War III; the current detente between Saudi Arabia and Israel could turn nasty at any second, and any attack against Iran by Saudi Arabia, could well be met with China and Russia taking sides with Iran.

Giving dictatorial kingdoms, which are self-proclaimed theocracies, is probably not ever a great idea; and I am referring, sir, to both Israel and Saudi Arabia.

This move does not augur well for peace, either in the region, or in the world.

Jun 08 09:10

YOU'RE UNDER ARREST: HOW THE POLICE STATE MUZZLES OUR RIGHT TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can be arrested for something. If the state could use these laws not for their intended purposes but to silence those who voice unpopular ideas, little would be left of our First Amendment liberties, and little would separate us from the tyrannies of the past or the malignant fiefdoms of our own age. The freedom to speak without risking arrest is ‘one of the principal characteristics by which we distinguish a free nation.’”

- Justice Neil Gorsuch, dissenting, Nieves v. Bartlett (2019)

What the First Amendment protects - and a healthy constitutional republic requires - are citizens who routinely exercise their right to speak truth to power".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are definitely coming to the end of the age of empire in this country.

And the symptoms of that decline, in the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America,are completely unmistakable.

These include, but are not limited to: a massive wealth disparity between ordinary working people and the monied of that country; an absolute, , palpable diminution of freedom of expression; the absolute certainty that whoever is (allegedly) allowed to run this country, are people who have fully vetted by the Deep State, the wealthiest of corporations, and the military industrial complex, who assure them that ,whichever party, is in power, will give these elements of American industry, precisely what they want.

That is why, in the Kabuki-like process of Americans of selecting a President, utterly nothing changes, decade after decade: it is because nothing is never meant to change, other than to give to those described above, precisely what they demand from administration to administration.

The wars continue, and are expanded; the poverty remains; killer chemicals in our food, and in things like weed killer remain; our system of public education remains an utter train wreck, except for certain private/ charter schools; and there is an horrific indifference to the necessity of keeping infrastructure up, which means America's roads, hospitals, and bridges, continue to crumble.

Horrific storms batter the heartland of America, because water infrastructure to contain the runoff, has been ignored; soils have become too wet to plant, and that has happened, with this current batch of storms which have wreaked havoc to the planting schedule, in America's heartland; 60% of these fields cannot be planted, because of this, and food prices are about to go through the proverbial roof.

I turned 70 on my last birthday, and know that I work very hard, to be a quiet, gentle, logic-choosing dissident, and Christian peace activist. I cannot, nor will not, ever advocate violence.

But that being said, in looking at the current state of affairs in this country, the massive 24/7 surveillance we endure; the irrelevance with which we are treated by our alleged representatives; the massive, upayable debt with which the US government has chosen to saddle We the People; the militarization of American police, and the trajectory of US foreign policy, my sense is that there are one of two ultimate outcomes for such activities by this country; either a complete, Soviet-style collapse, or a world war, which may well decimate it, because Russian and Chinese weaponry has gotten far past what the US military providers are willing to create.

And the reason for the US military being so far behind the 8-ball, in this situation, is that corporations which provide us with our military hardware and software, contribute mightily to political campaigns, to make sure that their companies will get the next contracts; so they feel utterly no obligation to create better weaponry, because they can claim a certain kind of "ownership" of our government; and they would be, unfortunately, correct in this assessment.

Folks, now may be a great time for "hunkering down"; making sure that you and those you love, are protected, by having storable food; potable water, and prescriptions that you will need. Start to develop relations with your neighbors, and see who you feel might want to work with you, in terms of bartering goods and services. If you haven't started prepping, now would be a great time. IF you can afford a freezer, in which to store food in bulk, or share a freezer with neighbors, do so, and look at generators to keep critical things from stop running.

The bottom line is, you cannot expect any government structures to help you, when the excrement hits the ventilation system; you have got to be able to do this for yourself.

Jun 08 08:05

MOSCOW UNVEILS ANTI-UAV DEVICE WHICH ‘FORCES’ DRONES TO LAND

SOURCE: RT
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry showed off a new device which intercepts and ‘grounds’ menacing drones that disrupt rescue operations in disaster areas.
The portable device was shown at a large-scale exercise during an international disaster response expo near Moscow on Saturday, local media reported.

The technology allows responders to intercept any “unauthorized” UAVs operating in disaster areas and bring them into “forced landings.” The presence of civilian drones during disasters has long been a problem for response teams since they risk disrupting the work of relief aircraft, like air tankers water-bombing or medevac helicopters.

The reports did not specify how exactly the new devices make drones land. Companies in different states provide various ways to combat UAVs, such as jamming their signal and taking control over the vehicles mid-flight. Others offer more ‘violent’ solutions, like shooting the drones down with nets and lasers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, the Russians do have what they claim they have, this is a not so subtle message to the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, to stop to stop flying over areas of the planet for which they are not given express permission to fly.

Jun 07 12:24

Key figure that Mueller report linked to Russia was a State Department intel source

In a key finding of the Mueller report, Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is tied to Russian intelligence.

But hundreds of pages of government documents — which special counsel Robert Mueller possessed since 2018 — describe Kilimnik as a “sensitive” intelligence source for the U.S. State Department who informed on Ukrainian and Russian matters.

Why Mueller’s team omitted that part of the Kilimnik narrative from its report and related court filings is not known. But the revelation of it comes as the accuracy of Mueller’s Russia conclusions face increased scrutiny.

The incomplete portrayal of Kilimnik is so important to Mueller’s overall narrative that it is raised in the opening of his report. “The FBI assesses” Kilimnik “to have ties to Russian intelligence,” Mueller’s team wrote on Page 6, putting a sinister light on every contact Kilimnik had with Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

Jun 07 11:48

Scott Adams: Demise of VOX and the Daily Beast, Nervous Nancy, Floppy Joe, Shadowbanning

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1136996512645259265

My Apology: Joe Concha did NOT promote the “fine people” HOAX
Apologies to Joe Concha for the mistake
Carlos Maza is now the brand and face of VOX
Prediction: Vox and Daily Beast will be out of business in a year
Twitter should offer mass amnesty to those who have been banned
Shadowban.EU purportedly shows if a person has been stealth banned
My Twitter traffic has fallen off a cliff, @AJA_Cortes reports same
Michael Wolff…the poor man’s Avenatti
Gifting When tokens to help demonetized conservatives?
Russian military testing US and a near collision occurred…FAKE NEWS?
GND architect, Rhiana Gunn-Wright says expect 150 million deaths!!!
Mexican military at their border with Guatemala, POTUS tariffs work?
Comparing “Nervous Nancy” and “Floppy Joe”

Jun 07 11:07

CBP Claims Its Airport Facial Recognition Isn't A Surveillance Program; FBI Has 640M Photos According To Watchdog; Congress Wants Rules

By Aaron Kesel

The Customs And Border Protection (CBP) has hilariously claimed that its facial recognition in airports across the U.S. isn’t a surveillance program, Nextgov reported. Meanwhile, a government watchdog organization has made the horrifying claim that the FBI has 640 million photographs it can rummage through by utilizing facial recognition technology...

Jun 07 09:12

Same Problem, Different Day: Government Accountability Office Updates Its Review of FBI’s Use of Face Recognition—and It’s Still Terrible

By Jennifer Lynch

This week the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an update to its 2016 report on the FBI’s use of face recognition. The takeaway, which they also shared during a Congressional House Oversight Committee hearing: the FBI now has access to 641 million photos—including driver’s license and ID photos—but it still refuses to assess the accuracy of its systems...

Jun 07 08:47

Trump & NATO warmongers proclaim peace

At the 75th anniversary this week of the Allied assault on Nazi-occupied France, US President Donald Trump and other NATO leaders issued a “D-Day Proclamation.” In it, they pledged never “to repeat the horror of World War Two.”

The US and 15 other nations, including Britain, France, and Canada, also declared their commitment to “resolve international tensions peacefully.”

If the so-called D-Day proclamation sounds like a load of PR twaddle, that’s because it is.

Jun 07 08:15

ATLANTA PD PULLS ALL OFFICERS FROM FEDERAL TASK FORCES OVER BODY CAMERAS

SOURCE: POLICE ONE

Atlanta police will no longer partner on task forces with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration or U.S. Marshals because the federal agencies won’t allow officers to wear body cameras, the department said.

“The city believes that the public trust we lose from not wearing body cameras is not worth whatever gains we achieve by continuing to serve on these missions without the accountability that body cameras can provide,” said APD spokesman Carlos Campos, who said ending task force participation will not hinder efforts to combat drugs or collar fugitives. “We don’t have to be on a task force to go after gangs.”

In January, an Atlanta officer working with the FBI shot and killed a suspect who was hiding in a closet. Investigator Sung Kim was not wearing a body cam.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on you, Atlanta!!

But the most disquieting thing here, is the following question: Why are DEA agents not allowed to use body cameras?!?

What horrific things has the DEA has done, which should be hidden from the public, because body cameras might catch something which is the polar opposite of "playing by the rules " here?!?

I think, upon this revelation from the Atlanta PD, that this question needs to be both asked... and answered, honestly, by the DEA.

Jun 07 07:59

Toggle navigationTHE FUTURE OF SCHOOL SAFETY INCLUDES ROUND-THE-CLOCK SURVEILLANCE OF STUDENTS

Documents obtained by Education Week via open-records requests show that over the past year, state agencies have discussed the possibility of sharing a breathtaking amount of data. That included more than 2.5 million records related to Floridians who received involuntary psychiatric examinations, records for over 9 million people placed in foster care, diagnosis and treatment records for substance abusers, unverified criminal reports of suspicious activity, reports on students who were bullied and harassed because of their race or sexual orientation, and more.

This database is currently on hold as education officials try to figure out how much of this incredibly sensitive info they can share with other agencies, much less collect in the first place. But once these details are ironed out, the rollout will continue, urged along by Governor Ron DeSantis, who has publicly expressed his frustration that schools aren't placing students under round-the-clock surveillance quickly enough.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were we parents with a kid in a school so hell-bent on 24/7 student surveillance, Mike and I would yank that kid out of school so quickly , it would make it's principal's head spin (but gently).

In some states, home-schooling is looked on with suspicion and contempt:
The 8 strictest states for home schooling

Home schooled kids tend to do far better in college aptitude tests, than their publicly schooled contemporaries, and have better life outcomes.

Home schooled, versus Public Education

Jun 07 07:49

FRIGHTENING STUFF HIDDEN IN YOUR STREET LIGHT?

SOURCE: LIBERTYNATION.COM

Such a benign and banal part of the urban landscape that city-dwellers may not even notice them, street lights are useful for brightening up a road and not much else – or so you might think. People these days are used to the idea of CCTV cameras, even hidden ones, but street lights tend to blend in to the background. Perhaps that is why they are finding new functions in the modern world, with its zealotry for surveillance. These seemingly innocuous devices can host anything from microphones and cameras to facial recognition and de facto compulsory 5G wifi transmission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, through these practices, and what the CEOs of these companies are saying, we are being "groomed" for ever increasing surveillance, 24/7

This is absolutely morally wrong, and indicates governments, at the city, state, and Federal level, believe we are all murderers, gangsters, and thieves; it is a complete reversal of what American Law used to be, and brings us back to the days of "Code Napoleon Law", where suspected criminals were considered guilty, until proven innocent.

Jun 07 07:40

THE LONG ARM OF THE BILDERBERG GROUP. CREATED BY THE CIA AND MI6

The most important “personalities” participating this year, as usual, were those of the USA;

Clubs, Cartels and Bilderberg
Henry Kissinger, “historical figure” of the Group, closely linked to the late David Rockefeller (image right, died in 2017) who was founder of The Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission:

Mike Pompeo, ex-head of the CIA and currently US Secretary of State[2];

General David Petraeus, ex-head of the CIA[3];

Jared Kushner, advisor (and son-in-law) of President Trump for the Middle East, and intimate friend of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Following on, Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, who received a second mandate for services rendered to the USA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You need to look very closely, at the statement from Henry Kissinger, one of the "dark, overlord princes" of this confab, who saw war as a way to fix anything which had gone wrong, or could possibly go wrong:

"Control oil, and you will control the world; control food, and you control people!!"

Then you look at the presidencies of Bush; Obama; and Trump, and you see how transparently this has translated into wars for resources, to which the US has absolutely no moral right.

So let me see if I have understood this correctly; regime change; occupation; and the selling of oil only in US petrodollars.

This policy... has become the despicable, unholy trinity, which moves American foreign policy forward.

And in terms of food, not being GMO?!? You can clearly see that this battle has been brewing for a long time, and at least, at this moment, it appears that the non-GMO proponents, have had some small victories; but not nearly enough to feed the US in the future, coupled with catastrophic floods, which means acreage which used to see the planting of crops right now, cannot be planted.

And folks, if you do not have a freezer right now, talk to your family, and neighbors; getting a freezer, and filling it with non-GMO food, might not be a bad idea. Mike and I went to the local grocery store last week, and the "sticker shock" was pretty amazing.

I swear, we weren't buying either caviar or champagne :-)

But seriously, you need to protect yourselves against the time when the excrement hits the ventilation system, in all possible ways. That means, potable water, storable food, and whatever medications are necessary, for you, your family, and for your pets.

The Mormon Church, does excellent work in this area, and urges their believers to be self-reliant on the issues of food. The following link may be helpful, if you have never considered doing it before:

Later Day Saints: Food Storage

Jun 07 07:02

STATES MUST EXPLAIN WHEN A CYBER ATTACK MIGHT DRAW A VIOLENT REPRISAL

Without clear explanations that affirm rules of the road, countries make it easier for conflicts to spiral out of control.

When conducting a kinetic military response to a cyberattack, it’s better to explain why and how you are doing so.

A month ago, the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF, responded to a Hamas cyberattack with an online counter-attack against the hackers followed by an airstrike that destroyed their building in Gaza. It remains unclear whether any Hamas cyberspace operators died in the operation.

This was the first time that a military has conducted a kinetic operation directly in response to a cyberattack in real time. It occurred in the context of decades-long hostilities between Israel and Hamas, and amid the worst fighting between the parties since 2014.

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"The operation may have been warranted."?!?!?

Oh, really?!? It has just been made manifest... that thiskind of retaliation, has become Israel's policy for countering cyberspace operations.

Jun 07 06:55

JOURNALIST AND EDUCATOR AMONG THOSE CAUGHT UP IN YOUTUBE'S LATEST ATTEMPT TO PURGE ONLINE HATE SPEECH

SOURCE: COMMON DREAMS

Ford Fischer, a journalist whose channel was caught up in a heavy-handed YouTube dragnet targeting hateful content, talked to Common Dreams about his experience as a target of a tech giant. (Image: Ford Fischer, Twitter)

Free speech advocates who warned of the predictable consequences of allowing powerful tech companies to police online discourse seized on YouTube's attempt Wednesday to purge hate speech from their video platform after creators performing public service journalism and education were swept up in the effort.

"Apparently, creating and implementing vague, arbitrary censorship standards on the fly in response to mob demands and then purging people en masse end up suppressing and punishing many voices that censorship advocates like. Who could have guessed this would happen?"
—Glenn Greenwald

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If humanly possible, NEVER USE Youtube; Twitter, or Facebook again; don't give this ugly triumverate (Youtube; Facebook; or Twitter) any more data to suck up, or to destroy.

They have simply morphed into the "4th Arm" of the Unhinged, Surveilled, Amerikan State.

It used to be that you could break down US governance into 3 categories; Executive; Judicial; and Legislative.

They now represent the 4th category of the US government, surveillance.

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