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Jul 01 06:52

'PREDICTIVE POLICING' COULD AMPLIFY TODAY'S LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUES

SOURCE: ENGADGET
Law enforcement in America is facing a day of reckoning over its systemic, institutionalized racism and ongoing brutality against the people it was designed to protect. Virtually every aspect of the system is now under scrutiny, from budgeting and staffing levels to the data-driven prevention tools it deploys. A handful of local governments have already placed moratoriums on facial recognition systems in recent months and on Wednesday, Santa Cruz, California became the first city in the nation to outright ban the use of predictive policing algorithms. While it’s easy to see the privacy risks that facial recognition poses, predictive policing programs have the potential to quietly erode our constitutional rights and exacerbate existing racial and economic biases in the law enforcement community.

Jul 01 06:49

"MOVING FORWARD ACT" WILL FORCE CAR OWNERS TO BREATHE INTO A BREATHALYZER TO START THEIR VEHICLES

SOURCE: MASS PRIVATE I

The NHTSA has been trying to put breathalyzers in new cars since at least 2015 and new legislation suggests they may finally succeed.

As Landline Media explains, "an already large bill has developed into an enormous one. House Democrats merged the nearly $500 billion highway bill, or INVEST in America Act, into a larger infrastructure package with a $1.5 trillion price tag."

A press release reveals that this new bill would treat every American like a potential criminal and force them to breathe into a breathalyzer every time they get behind the wheel.

"To honor the Abbas family’s legacy to stop drunk driving by directing NHTSA to prescribe a motor vehicle safety standard requiring passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with an advanced drunk driving prevention system that detects if the driver is intoxicated."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So how is this Federal agency going to mandate this equipment on used car owners?!?

I think Mike and I will be keeping our Hondai as long as it will continue to run, and we expect that to be for a very long time, thank you very much.

The degree, and speed, to which US law continues to morph toward a Code Napoleon, dystopic view of ordinary citizens as guilty until proven innocent, is breathtaking.

SOMEONE is getting set to make a fortune on this, including the legislators sponsoring this legislation.

Jun 30 09:57

Who is the late Saudi Prince Bandar bin Saad bin Muhammad bin Abdulaziz? – Erm news

Late on Sunday evening, the Saudi Royal Court mourned Prince Bandar bin Saad bin Muhammad Al Saud, who died after a conflict with the disease, according to what close to him reported.

The late prince belongs to one of the branches of the Al Saud family, which includes tens of thousands of princes, and his full name is Bandar bin Saad bin Muhammad bin Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Faisal Al Saud.

This branch of the ruling family meets with the branch of King Abdulaziz, the founder of Saudi Arabia, at his grandfather, Faisal bin Turki.

The late prince is the grandson of the founding king of his daughter Madawi Bint Abdulaziz.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In looking at the image of this guy, compared to Mike and me, and he was a very young man when he passed.

Although it mentions a "conflict with the disease" (most likely being Covid-19), I have to speculate; was he, in any way, a "rival" to Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and possibly "eased" into an early death to prevent any possible competition with MBH's reign?!?

Assassinations are hardly out of character for this guy, as we know from his past history.

Jun 30 08:46

Bread queues return to Lebanon as protests surge over economy crisis

People in Lebanon are once again queuing in front of bakeries in the hopes of getting their much needed share of bread, as the country spirals into an unprecedented economic crisis.
The national currency has collapsed, leading the Lebanese pound to lose more than 70 percent of its value - pompting renewed protests across the country on Sunday night.

Over the past few days, videos have surfaced on social media of Lebanese citizens crowding bakeries, and even bread trucks, to battle for loaves of bread.

Furnace owners have refrained from selling their bread to shops due to alleged high production costs according to fluctuation in the currency’s exchange rates, Arabi21 reported.

Activists in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city north of Beirut, called for protests on Monday, which have resulted in the closure of shops.

Local residents tweeted images of the onece-bustling markets empty, with the stalls removed and shuttered shop fronts on Monday morning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a recipe for utter disaster, and a potential revolution, if the Lebanese government cannot fix this, and quickly.

Jun 30 08:33

Arizona Closes Bars, Gyms & Movie Theaters For 30 Days As COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Climb: Live Updates

Summary:

43% of US virus deaths tied to nursing homes
Arizona Gov shuts bars, movie theaters etc for 30 days
Texas hospitalizations continue to climb
LA issues "dire" warning about "deteriorating" conditions
Kudlow says states closing bars are doing the right thing
NJ cancels plans to resume indoor dining
WHO plans to launch investigation into China next week
India reports new daily record with almost 20k new cases
Cali reports 5,307 new cases, up 2.5%
Cuomo releases latest NY figures, says he's mulling indoor dining delay
Decision on indoor dining will come by Wednesday
Bangladesh reports record daily case jump
WHO warns outbreak "not even close" to being over
Deaths in NY drop to just 8
NYC mulls plan to delay indoor dining reopening
Florida reports latest COVID-19 cases
Unconfirmed Texas hospitalization data hits
Global deaths passed 500 k last night
Victoria reports another ~75 cases
China reports another handful of new cases
* * *

Jun 30 08:30

9 Things To Buy Every Time You Go To The Store

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog,

Lots of folks have mentioned that their grocery stores never fully restocked after the rush on food and supplies back at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. And with the current news stories about spiking COVID numbers, it may not be long until we’re locked down again.

Work on what’s within your control
It’s important to note that even if you are unconcerned about the virus, there are a lot of things that could be out of your control in the event of another governmental series of actions:

Workplaces may close back down

Supply chains may be further damaged

The economy will take another hit

You may not be able to go where you want

Real, or not real; dangerous or not, the end result for us is the same.

Jun 30 08:26

India Deploys 'Quick Reaction' Anti-Air Missiles To Border While China Warns Of "Prolonged Standoff"

The India-China row in the disputed Ladakh border region isn't over, despite military leaders on both sides last week announcing a cooling and deescalation after the June 15 Galwan Valley clash which left 20 Indian troops dead and an untold number of PLA casualties.

Both sides continue military build-up in the area, despite delegations planning to meet for a third time on Tuesday to attempt a diplomatic way forward and reestablish escalation avoidance mechanisms.

China reportedly has tank and heavy artillery units there, based on satellite images which grabbed headlines days ago, while by the weekend India reportedly deployed quick reaction surface-to-air missile defense systems known as the Akash anti-air system into the northern Himalayan region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I see such a surge toward war on this planet, that it is almost overwhelming to contemplate; to the readers of this blog, and the listeners to Mike's radio show, at the risk of sounding like Mrs. Chicken Little of Indiana, PLEASE, make sure you are prepared to keep yourselves and your families as safe as possible, during these very disturbing times.

Jun 30 08:21

Luongo: Is John Bolton A 'Resistance' Hero Or Traitor To Common Decency?

Authored by Tom Luongo via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

There are few men in modern American history more venal than Former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Calling Bolton a relic of the Cold War in his outlook on foreign policy is a kindness.

Bolton is a dangerous and pathetic creature whose entire life is an example of how incomplete men with a talent for violence can rise in a late-stage cesspit of political corruption.

He is simply someone who has never been in a fight in his life who lusts for the power to kill, main and destroy anyone who dares challenge him. A pathology he’s had the dubious distinction of being able to act out in the real world on more than one occasion.

This will, hopefully, be the last article I write about his cretin because once his last fifteen minutes of fame are used up attacking President Trump in slavish interview after interview supporting his book, Bolton will be finished in Washington D.C.

Jun 30 08:19

Welcome To The New (Pathologized) Totalitarianism

Authored (satirically) by CJ Hopkins via ConsentFactory.org,

It was always going to come to this... mobs of hysterical, hate-drunk brownshirts hunting down people not wearing masks and trying to get them fired from their jobs, “no mask, no service” signs outside stores, security staff stopping the mask-less from entering, paranoid pod people pointing and shrieking at the sight of mask-less shoppers in their midst, goon squads viciously attacking and arresting them …

Welcome to the Brave New Normal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess monitoring ankle bracelets are coming next, possibly introduced in pre-school, with the prop-wars of "keeping you kids safe" in school being the new mantra here.

Jun 30 08:06

Obama admits it: Riots and protests are 'tailor-made' for electing Joe Biden

Joe Biden is hiding in his basement, but maybe that's because the rabid-left looters, rioters and protestors are carrying out his presidential campaign just fine for him.

What else can be concluded but that, given that President Obama has cynically admitted that the civil unrest covering the U.S. is "tailor-made" for electing Joe Biden?

Here's a report from National Review:

Former President Barack Obama told aides this month that the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd are “a tailor-made moment” to help his former vice president Joe Biden defeat Donald Trump in November.

According to a New York Times story based on interviews with more than 50 Obama confidants, the former president was made anxious after riots and looting rocked many American cities in the days following Floyd’s death and Trump began trumpeting “law and order” in response.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Again, the illusion of choice, rather than choice itself, is what the American voter gets every 4 years, when the national elections come around.

And every 4 years, it's the war party which wins, in an incredible stroke of bi-partisan support!!

I do not know who will win in November; but I would almost place a bet on the following thing happening, right after the current, or new, President is sworn into office.

This will be a return to the draft, because the quality and quantity of the all-volunteer military, is not working, and will hardly be enough to pursue all the current, and future endless wars the Pentagon and US civilian leadership have in their sites right now for this country.

Jun 30 08:05

Free speech in the US is as illusory as free-range eggs there – neither really exists

America is as authoritarian and intolerant of dissent as any tinpot dictatorship. It generally just goes about quashing it in a subtler, more sophisticated way, aided by a conformist, groupthink mainstream media.
In what Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola calls “a not-so-subtle effort to criminalize the journalism of an adversarial media organization that the United States has spent the last decade working to destroy,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been hit with another superseding indictment by the US Department of Justice.

Shadowproof, WSWS, and Consortium News all have solid and informative write-ups on this new development. The indictment adds no new charges, is riddled with inaccuracies, glaring plot holes, and amateurish errors, relies heavily on testimony from a literal convicted pedophile and diagnosed sociopath, and appears to be little more than a feeble attempt to legitimize the injection of the words “hacking” and “hackers” into the prosecutorial narrative.

Jun 30 07:57

The Fall of Eliot Engel: Israel-Firster Defeated in Congressional Primary

Sometimes listening to the morning news on television is a bit like entering into an alternate universe. Last Wednesday, the day after primary elections in New York State, CBS News reported that New York Congressman Eliot Engel was “facing a challenge” from Democratic Party challenger Jamaal Bowman. NBC News reported that Engel was “trailing.” The reality, according to the New York Times tally of the results that morning was that Bowman had beaten Engel by a margin to 60.9% versus 35.6% with more than 82% of votes counted. Even though it posted the numbers, the Times felt compelled to describe the apparently impending lopsided loss as if it were something less than that, as a “stiff challenge” for Engel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need to advocate, peacefully and logically, for the end of tenure for ALL Israeli-firsters in Congress; if these people are so Israel-centric, they need to leave this country, adopt Israeli citizenship, and run for the Knesset!!

I, for one, am very tired of what this "special relationship" has wrought for this country, in both blood and money, and think it is past the time for the US to examine who its real "friends" are on this planet.

Jun 30 07:53

YouTube Bans Richard Spencer, Stefan Molyneux & Others As "White Supremacist" Crackdown Continues

Molyneux has released a video statement on twitter, asking his fans to "stay in the conversation" while bemoaning the loss of "thousands of hours of work", which was destroyed along with his YouTube archives.

Jun 30 07:51

Joe Biden: H-1B Foreign Workers ‘Built this Country’

Joe Biden told NBC News that he would immediately lift President Donald Trump’s June 22 moratorium on the inflow of H-1B contract workers if he wins the 2020 election.

Trump “ended H1B visas the rest of this year,” Biden said in a June 27 town hall meeting organized by NBC News. “That will not be in my administration.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"BARELY THERE BIDEN" SWINGS AND MISSES AGAIN... IN PUBLIC!!

How in the name of heaven can the man say this with a straight face, if he has even a clue of what the real unemployment numbers look like in this country?!?

Jun 30 05:53

US Plans to Break Up China: CIA Funding for Terrorists, Narco-trafficking and Proxies

Nevertheless US efforts to undermine Chinese power have been steadily growing over the past 30 years, in part spurred on by the Soviet Union’s demise in 1991, partially also due to China’s increasing clout.

The well informed Brazilian historian, Luiz Alberto Moniz Bandeira, wrote that,

“The CIA’s operations sought to do the same to China, as they had done to the Soviet Union during the war in Afghanistan: Fight their enemy via proxies, i.e., through third parties such as terrorist organisations and countries like Turkey, a puppet state that nourishes pan-Turkish and pan-Islamic ideas”. (1)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Instead of toppling foreign governments, the current administration would be much better served by actually taking care of those people who voted them into power 4 years ago, something to which the Trump administration is, apparently, blind and tone-deaf.

Jun 30 05:47

No End to Illegal US Sanctions War on Iran

Last week, militantly hostile to Iran Pompeo said the following:

The Trump regime is “clear about our expectations (and) goals (sic).”

“We (demand that) the Islamic Republic of Iran behave like a normal nation (sic).”

“We’re happy to engage in conversations with them when the time is right (sic)…”

“(C)onditions that suggest somehow we give a bunch of money to the Iranians so they can foment terror around the world is simply ludicrous (sic).”

“It’s just not how (the Trump regime) behaves (sic).”

Fact: Intentions of both right wings of the US one-party state are crystal clear — seeking dominance over planet earth, its resources and populations by whatever it takes to achieve its objectives, war by hot and other means its favored strategies.

Fact: Even-handed US engagement with other nations was long ago abandoned. Demanding subservience to its interests replaced it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, to this administration, hard-won, moral negotiations are a completely unknown process with which their members don't want to wrap their brains around, and this administration's actions may put us head-to-head with Russia and China if we invade Iran.

Mr. President; a war against Iran is a really horrific idea; should Russia and China get involved, we may be looking at putting this world into a state which is unrecoverable, due to potential nuclear exchanges.

Jun 30 05:40

Doctors for Assange Say UK May be Liable for His Torture

UK officials may be legally culpable in the torture of Julian Assange

Doctors have warned that UK officials could be held accountable for the torture of Julian Assange in an open letter published in The Lancet on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The 216 undersigned physicians and psychologists from 33 countries have accused UK and U.S. government officials of intensifying Julian Assange’s psychological torture in spite of the world’s leading authorities on human rights and international law calling for his immediate release from prison.

Clinical Psychologist and Australian co-author of the publication, ‘The ongoing torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange’, Dr Lissa Johnson said the failure to properly treat Mr Assange may amount to an act of torture in which state officials, from parliament to court to prison, risk being judged complicit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government is hoping and praying that Assange will die in his British prison, because what he actually said, though Wikileaks, has never, ever been disproven, and what he did was to embarrass the American government greatly for its collective, and pathological, serial stupidity.

Jun 30 05:11

MILLENNIALS NEVER RECOVERED FULLY SINCE THE GREAT RECESSION AND NOW COVID-19 IS BRINGING A PAINFUL ECONOMIC RECKONING. HALF OF US HOUSEHOLDS OWN NO STOCK

SOURCE: MY BUDGET 360

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, whether you own a home or not, it is a good time to get into precious metals, if you can do this at all; silver is very attractive, because of its convertibility.

But please, to our readers; if you haven't started prepping yet, the time to do this is absolutely now. That means potable water, and long-term storage food, and extra meds for you, the people you care for, and your pets. You also need a bug-out bag, and a plan that tells you when, under what circumstances, and to where you will bug out, if the fertilizer is really hitting the ventilation system where you live.

We are very fortunate to live in a very rural area, where people are fundamentally kind, and neighbors help neighbors, which in times like these is a real blessing.

Jun 30 04:54

JUDGE’S SON ADMITS TO 35 COUNTS OF TRAFFICKING CHILD PORN INVOLVING INFANTS, GETS NO JAIL

SOURCE: THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT
(Support Free Thought) -
Butler County, PA — In the land of the free, there are two sets of justice systems — one for all those connected to that system, and one for everyone else. Time after time, we’ve seen police officers and politicians alike accused of terrible crimes and they escape with little to no jail. As the following case illustrates, even family members of the connected class are extended this privilege and escape accountability for even the most heinous of crimes.

John Paul Doerr III, 34, pleaded guilty to exploiting children through possessing and distributing a massive amount of child pornography — some of which involved infants. He was facing upwards of 250 years in a cage for the whopping 45 felony counts against him.

Though prosecutors claimed he received equal treatment under the law, protesters pointed out that at the time of his arrest, Doerr’s mugshot wasn’t even printed, which is standard for all arrests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the monied and privileged, "Justice" means "Just-us!!"

Jun 30 04:46

MASS-TRACKING COVI-PASS IMMUNITY PASSPORTS SLATED TO ROLL OUT IN 15 COUNTRIES

SOURCE: MINT PRESS
Through the magic of Internet meme culture, most Millennials will be familiar with the famous opening scene of the 1942 film, “Casablanca,” where two policemen stop a civilian in the “old Moorish section” of Nazi-occupied French Morocco and ask him for his “papers.” The subject is taken away at once after failing to produce the required documents. The cinematic exchange has been used ever since as a popular reference to the ever-encroaching hand of the state, which is now on the verge of attaining a level of control over people’s movements that puts the crude Nazi methods to shame.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gates is infinitely less concerned with individual health, than health surveillance, and insuring that those vaccines companies in which he is heavily financially invested, make out like bandits, no matter if those vaccines can ultimately harm those who receive them.

Jun 29 20:00

FOCUS and FEAR (Covid-19)

Jun 29 09:08

July 4, 2020 American Revolution 2.0: CHOOSE either economic strangulation + riots + police stand-down + ‘masks for freedom’ OR economic breakthroughs + ethical law enforcement + Truth + .01% arrests

“Constitutional governments and aristocracies are commonly overthrown owing to some deviation from justice…the rich, if the constitution gives them power, are apt to be insolent and avaricious… In all well-attempered governments there is nothing which should be more jealously maintained than the spirit of obedience to law, more especially in small matters; for transgression creeps in unperceived and at last ruins the state, just as the constant recurrence of small expenses in time eats up a fortune.”
~ Aristotle, Politics, Book V. 350 B.C.E. (emphasis added)

“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”
~ US Declaration of Independence, 1776.

Jun 29 07:36

Charting The $1.7B Transfer Of Military Equipment To Police Departments

In the wake of countrywide protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd, questions around the militarization of police forces have taken center stage once again.

How did so many police departments across the United States end up with bomb-proof trucks and night vision goggles? Where are departments acquiring this equipment, and at what cost?

Visual Capitalist's Nick Routley notes that these questions and more are answered by data from the Defense Logistics Agency, which oversees the 1033 Program. The visualization above tracks the flow of military equipment to law enforcement over the past decade.

Jun 29 06:57

US Middle East Wars Far from Over

By Tony Cartalucci for Global Research.

Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony.

Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington’s Israeli proxies, a mysterious explosion near Tehran, and the current Iraqi Prime Minister’s decision to round up leaders of Iranian-backed militias who helped defeat the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) unfolded in quick succession in an apparent coordinated campaign aimed at Iran and its allies.

New Iraqi Prime Minister’s Checkered Past

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi took office in May 2020.

While he has warned about deepening relations with Iran he has concurrently stated the importance of US backing – despite the US having illegally invaded, destroyed, and since occupied Iraq starting in 2003.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is profoundly discouraging about November's election, is the very sickening reality that no matter who wins the election, the bi-partisan war party will be safely and securely in charge; what the American people have, every 4 years, is not a choice in the direction of their country moving forward, but an illusion of choice, engineered to "game the system" so that the already monied win, and continue to win.

And I will make another prediction, no matter who wins in November; the US government and military will most probably go back to a draft. The quality and quantity of recruits is no where near where it needs to be for winning present and future wars, to which past, present, and and future administrations are, and will be committed, like the good psychopaths they are.

Jun 29 02:19

Christchurch mosque shooter interview should not be public, attack witness says

*I think I know why Brendon Tarrant pleaded guilty in a surprise plead which no one was expecting. Surprised? Can you say a set up? I knew you could!*

He said there was no way an unedited version of the interview would be released and that a greater danger was that the Commission failed to hold the police and security services to account.

The shooter's late guilty plea meant there was a higher chance of this happening, he said.

"What that did is it removed the court. It removed the ability to put, let's say, for example, the police officers under oath to ask them what was done and not done in the lead-up to this. His defence attorneys won't have the opportunity to cross examine members of the intelligence community as well as the police."

Jun 28 18:06

George Orwell - A Final Warning

Jun 28 16:54

NWO. Corona ticks all the boxes?

A woman in a nursing home is in permanent quarantine because she refuses to have a Covid nose swab test. Outrageous.

Jun 27 12:11

Girlfriend of Man Who Flew “White Lives Matter” Banner Fired From Her Job

The girlfriend of the man who flew a “white lives matter” banner over a football match in the UK has been fired from her job after refusing to take “intensive racial sensitivity training.”

Jun 27 10:31

Amazon takes censorship to whole new level with ban on “Killing Free Speech” documentary about censorship

A documentary series about the escalating assault on free speech has been censored by Amazon after the Big Tech platform decided that the First Amendment no longer applies.

Part one of Killing Free Speech, which is about the threat posed by Antifa and the Democrat Party against freedom of expression, has officially been pulled from the Amazon Prime streaming platform for violating some unknown “community standard.”

Jun 27 10:30

Ex-transgender censored from YouTube for presenting medical facts about gender dysphoria

The Google-owned YouTube platform has silenced the voice of an ex-transgender by the name of Walt Heyer for stating that children “are not born transgender.”

As part of a three-hour panel discussion entitled, “Summit on Protecting Children from Sexualization” that was put on by the Heritage Foundation, Heyer explained that transgenderism is not an identity, but rather “a childhood development disorder.” And for boldly telling the truth, he and the entire event were pulled from YouTube for “hate speech.”

Jun 27 10:28

Amazon won’t let publisher promote book questioning transgender craze, but books in favor of it are perfectly OK

Amazon has suspended the paid ad campaign of a book that questions the recent transgender craze being seen among young girls in the latest example of Big Tech censorship.

Regnery Publishing, a prominent conservative publisher, said that Amazon claims the book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier contains objectionable content about sexual orientation.

The book warns that some of the ideas about gender are causing teenage girls to disfigure their bodies with testosterone and surgeries, but the ad itself does not display a description of the book; it merely shows buying options with a photo of the book’s cover, which depicts an inoffensive drawing of a girl with an empty hole in her abdomen.

Jun 27 10:00

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan is banned from Twitter after stating 'men aren't women' in row with trans activists and using the word 'groomer' in years-old post

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan is the latest high profile user to be suspended from Twitter for after the site said it breached rules on using banned words.

The Irish sitcom writer has been banned for 'hateful conduct', including using the word ‘groomer’ in a years old post which was found by trans rights activists after he got embroiled in an argument with them.

It comes a week after Kate Hopkins was banned from Twitter for unspecified violations of its user conduct policy.

Mr Linehan has gained notoriety in recent years for his vocal opinions on transgender rights and feminism, and he yesterday wrote 'men aren't women tho' in response to a Tweet wishing a happy Pride to transgender Women's institute members.

Twitter said Mr Linehan has been banned for 'repeated violations of our rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation'.

Jun 27 06:25

Mini-autonomous zone formed in NYC park, park invaded, police stand down

NEW YORK CITY (INTELLIHUB) — A small autonomous zone has been formed inside Washington Square park where two people have taken over a fountain area while others seem to be working in conjunction to protect the duo who’ve gated themselves off behind fencing.

Provocateurs have taken control of a circular fountain area of the park which has been cordoned off with concert fencing where two scraggly-looking and rather aggressive people appear to be residing.

Jun 26 20:12

Sweden slams WHO over listing it among 'resurgence' countries

Sweden has slammed the World Health Organisation (WHO) for including it in a list of those countries at risk of a crippling coronavirus surge, saying the world health body has made a "total mistake".

The WHO has listed Sweden among 11 countries seeing "accelerated transmission" which it says "if left unchecked will push health systems to the brink once again".

But controversial Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell retaliated, lashing out at the WHO's "total misinterpretation" of Sweden's virus data.

*Have been reading a lot of hit pieces on Sweden in the last few weeks. Maybe they are not towing the line..*

Jun 26 17:08

ANTI-MASKERS: RIGHT OR SELFISH? - The HighWire with Del Bigtree


ANTI-MASKERS: RIGHT OR SELFISH?

As Americans turn against each other over mask mandates, many scientists are speaking out, including former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa, Denis Rancourt, PhD, who just released a paper compiling seven studies on the science surrounding the effectiveness of masks. #AntiMaskers #MasksWork #Coronavirus #Covid19 #Health #Lockdown

Why Masks Don’t Work Against COVID-19
Published on May 25, 2020
Written by Denis G. Rancourt, PhD
https://principia-scientific.org/why-masks-dont-work-against-covid-19/

Jun 26 08:01

The unthinkable has happened: DCFS removes child from home because the parent had covid-19

The LA County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) successfully convinced a judge to remove a child from a home because his parent tested positive for covid-19. Is this the “new normal?”

Los Angeles attorney Christopher Arash took to social media with the news: “Today in dependency court madness, LA County Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recommended that the court remove my client’s child from their physical custody after the parent tested positive for COVID-19. This is a non-offending parent. The judge ruled in favor of DCFS and detained.”

“Let that sink in . . . DCFS is asking for children to [be] removed from their parents’ custody due to COVID-19 despite the parent making the appropriate arrangements for their child.” The family is currently filing an appeal, a writ of habeas corpus to have their child returned. There are reports of other attorneys in the Los Angeles area facing similar challenges.

Jun 26 06:37

At Least 54 Killed as South Yemen Ceasefire Collapses in Abyan

A Saudi-brokered ceasefire between the Saudi-backed government in Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) has not lasted long, and after tensions on the island of Socotra, fighting erupted in Abyan Province.

Fighting has raged over 24 hours in Abyan Province, with at least 54 fighters killed. Both sides are blaming the other for starting the fighting and “violating” the truce. Monitors are still heading into Abyan, but it’s not clear there is a ceasefire left to monitor.

A coastal province, Abyan has often been contested by the STC, and the same territory was under dispute during the Arab Spring, when Islamist groups tied to al-Qaeda seized several towns in the area, including the provincial capital of Zinjibar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone holding any hope for this cease-fire holding, does not really understand the nature of this conflict.

Jun 26 06:11

BLM AND THE NEOLIBERAL COLOR REVOLUTION IN AMERICA

SOURCE: KURT NIMMO
“The protests, riots, violent and non-violent actions sweeping across the United States since May 25, including an assault on the gates of the White House, begin to make sense when we understand the CIA’s Color Revolution playbook,” writes economic researcher, historian, and freelance journalist F. William Engdahl.

Engdahl then breaks down the connections between Black Lives Matter, socialist organizations, George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, the Ford Foundation (as previously noted, a CIA front organization), the Foundation to Promote Open Society, Borealis Philanthropy, the Kellogg Foundation, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, and the Heinz Foundation (John Kerry).

Following the murder of George Floyd, “major corporations such as Apple, Disney, Nike and hundreds others may be pouring untold and unaccounted millions into ActBlue under the name of Black Lives Matter, funds that in fact can go to fund the election of a Democrat President Biden.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember what "Deep Throat" said regarding the Watergate scandal?!?

FOLLOW THE MONEY.

Jun 26 06:07

LET’S FACT-CHECK REUTERS: THEY SAY DNA VACCINES DON’T CHANGE YOUR GENETIC MAKEUP—TRUE OR FALSE?

SOURCE: JON RAPPOPORT
As my readers know, I’ve been reporting on new types of technology that could be used in a coming COVID-19 vaccine—and warning about the consequences.

One such technology is: DNA vaccines. They would alter recipients’ genetic makeup permanently.

But Reuters has seen fit to claim: “A future COVID-19 [DNA] vaccine will not genetically modify humans.” This comes from their “fact-check team” — May 18, 2020: “False claim: A COVID-19 vaccine will genetically modify humans.”

To reach this conclusion, Reuters cites two people: “Mark Lynas, a visiting fellow at Cornell University’s Alliance for Science group”, and “Dr. Paul McCray, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, and Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa.”

I have cited the New York Times, March 10, 2015, “Protection Without a Vaccine.” Here are quotes from the Times article:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am no anti-vaxxer.

When Mike came down with mycoplasma pneumonia a number of years ago, and I asked my sister-in-law, a nurse/practitioner, what I could do to make sure he stayed healthy once he got home, she suggested that I get a pneumovax vaccination, which I did immediately.

But any vaccination which could alter my DNA?!? Forgive me, but I am going to want to see how that plays out over time, before I make the decision to get one of those.

And here is a strong caution regarding vaccines that "big pharma" have assured us are "safe"; UK GOVERNMENT TO COMPENSATE BRAIN-DAMAGED VICTIMS OF SWINE FLU VACCINE

The article goes on to state: "The British Government will shell out big money to patients who suffered brain damage as a result of taking the swine flu vaccine.

The government is expected to pay about $100 million dollars to 60 victims with each of them receiving about $1.7 million each. The settlement is over the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Nearly 60 million people received the vaccine following the 2009 swine flu outbreak, most of them children. It was later discovered that the vaccine can cause narcolepsy and cataplexy, and some 800 children across Europe are so far known to have gotten ill from the vaccine."

And please do remember the following: No Pharma Liability? No Vaccine Mandates.

This article goes on to state: "On February 22, 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court shielded drug companies from all liability for harm caused by vaccines mandated by government when companies could have made a safer vaccine. 1

From now on, drug companies selling vaccines in America will not be held accountable by a jury of our peers in a court of law if those vaccines brain damage us but could have been made less toxic.

If you get paralyzed by a flu shot or your child has a serious reaction to a vaccine required for school and becomes learning disabled, epileptic, autistic, asthmatic, diabetic or mentally retarded, you are on your own."

Jun 26 05:42

FORMER ISRAELI PM NAMED AS SEX OFFENDER IN EPSTEIN COURT FILINGS SUBMITTED BY DERSHOWITZ

SOURCE: RT
Deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein directed his best-known accuser to have sex with former Israeli PM Ehud Barak, according to a sealed deposition – one of many papers lawyer Alan Dershowitz is trying to use to clear his own name.
Lawyers for Dershowitz, who was a friend of Epstein as well as a member of his legal defense team, released the claim about Barak in a Tuesday court filing, attempting to cast doubt on allegations made by accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of the first Epstein victims to go public with her story.

Pointing to the “denials and disclaimers” issued by the powerful men Giuffre said she’d had sex with, they suggested her word had been “thoroughly discredited by her proven lies.” If their hope was to smear Giuffre, however, it didn’t quite go as planned, instead renewing media interest in the suspects named by the former Epstein “sex slave.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Proving, yet again, that the rich, powerful, and connected, operate by their own set of rules, which have nothing to do with the way most of the rest of us get on with our own lives.

Jun 26 05:28

7-ELEVEN STORES ROLL OUT CONTROVERSIAL FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY PUTTING CUSTOMERS UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE

Customers will be under more surveillance every time they walk into a 7-Eleven but the reason for the new CCTV isn't to stop theft.

The convenience store chain has rolled out facial recognition software at more 700 than stores across Australia to be used to verify customer feedback rather than as an anti-theft measure.

The software is connected to Rate It, an online customer experience platform that runs on a tablet device in-store.

7-Eleven confirmed the installation of the new technology after a growing number of eagled-eyed customers noticed new signs at store entrances in recent weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't care how 7/11 is pitching this; I will NEVER enter a US 7/11 store again.

I am no thief; I will honestly pay for what I pick up at any store at which I shop.

The astonishing degree to which Code Napoleon (guilty until proven innocent) is "re-writing" laws on the books around the world, is scary in the extreme.

Jun 25 09:49

Why Big Brother is the big winner from the coronavirus crisis: From an app to order your pint to the death of cash, the pandemic has given a shot in the arm to the surveillance state, warns ROSS CLARK

Any sense of joy I had at the prospect of a pint with my friends down the pub a week on Saturday was snuffed out when I read what it will entail.

Before we set foot over the threshold we’ll have to register our names and contact details. The pub must keep this information for 21 days so, if someone in the bar that night subsequently tests positive for Covid-19 in this period, the NHS can trace us and order us to isolate for two weeks.

If that’s not off-putting enough, we’ll probably be confined to a table and banned from the bar. We may even have to order our pints via a smartphone app. No thanks. I’d rather sit in the back garden with my mates.

Jun 25 09:31

Southern California Retailers requesting 'exact change' for "Federal Reserve Rules"

An employee at a Southern California Arco gas station told me that the sign wasn't there yesterday , but that when he returned to work this morning, management had put the signs up.
The sign reads "Due to covid-19 circumstances and Federal Reserve rules, please have exact change ready (coins.)" (2 photos.)

Jun 25 07:54

SPOKANE POLICE WANT TO BUY A $300K SOCIAL DISTANCE ENFORCING HELICOPTER

With protests across the country demanding an end to police racial abuse and militarization; a tone-deaf announcement in Spokane, Washington shows how hard it is to change police culture.

Jun 25 05:50

US GOVERNMENT EXPANDS ASSANGE INDICTMENT TO CRIMINALIZE ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO EDWARD SNOWDEN

The Department of Justice outlined new evidence Wednesday to bolster its case against Julian Assange, in an updated indictment that accuses the WikiLeaks founder of soliciting hackers to break into the Icelandic government’s computers to steal information that could be leaked to embarrass the government.

Jun 24 22:14

Revealed - 1300 NZ people may have left isolation without a test (Aunty Cindy FAIL!)

Up to 1300 people were able to walk out of managed isolation facilities without being tested since a negative test result was meant to be mandatory.

But director general of health Ashley Bloomfield said a very low risk was posed by the 2159 people who had left those facilities between June 9, when the policy was meant to be in place, and June 16, when it was actually put in place.

That was because almost all of them had spent 14 days in isolation before leaving, which is the global standard to minimise the risk of anyone spreading Covid-19 into the community.

*If low risk, then why are we still in Level 1 prison 'lockdown'? Plus our Health Minister, who broke 'lockdown' twice, has just thrown the director general of health, Ashliegh Bloomfield, under the bus...*

Jun 24 10:00

Five Places That Should Boom From The Coming COVID Migration

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com

e talked about this briefly last week– I told you that I expect a massive trend in migration from high tax, high cost urban places to lower tax, lower cost suburban and rural places.

And the reasons are obvious.

Plenty of people have been miserably cooped up in shoebox-sized apartments for the past three months due to local lockdown restrictions. And now they’re finally realizing– ‘if I don’t need to go to the office anymore, I don’t need to be in this city anymore…’

Plus they’re wisely thinking about the future.

Sure, maybe medical researchers find the miracle drug to treat Covid-19. Or they develop a vaccine that Bill Gates will personally inject into each and every one of us at gunpoint.

But then what happens if Covid-20 hits? Or an antibiotic resistant super-bug is unleashed upon the world?

Jun 24 09:52

USA Plunges To 10th Place In World Competitiveness Rankings

The decline of the American empire has been outlined to readers over the years.

A new report shows the US has stumbled into the new decade, losing a competitive economic edge that it had firmly retained in the post–World War II economic expansion.

For the second consecutive year, the US has been dethroned as the world's most competitive economy, thanks partially to President Trump's trade war. The US now ranks 10th (3rd in 2019), according to the Institute for Management Development's (IMD) new report on the ranking of most competitive world economies.

"Trade wars have damaged both China and the USA's economies, reversing their positive growth trajectories. China this year dropped to 20th position from 14th last year," IMD said.

The annual rankings, now in their 32nd year, show Singapore, Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong as the top five most competitive economies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are moments (becoming more frequent as this year moves forward), when I have to wonder at the "wisdom" of this administration's trade policies, and why they are doing things the way they are.

I can tell you one thing, however; whatever these policies are supposed to be doing for American small business, they are doing the polar opposite for legitimate small businesses in this country.

Jun 24 04:23

MASSIVE explosions after ‘Israeli jets’ strike army bases in central Syria

Several military bases in central and southern Syria have been targeted by air attacks that Damascus has blamed on Israel, Syrian state media have reported. Videos on social media show massive explosions illuminating the night.
Israel targeted several locations in Salamiyah and Saburah just before 1 am on Wednesday, the Syrian army said, adding that its air defenses shot down “a large number” of hostile missiles but that some struck their targets and inflicted “limited material damage.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how long Russia's Putin is going to put up with this nonsense.

Jun 24 04:19

COVID, Racism & Bolton's Book: How Pelosi's Anti-Trump Rant May Backfire on Dems on Election Day

Last Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed President Trump for being "clearly ethically unfit" and "intellectually unprepared" to be the president of the United States. American observers have discussed how the Dems will play the Bolton book card after using both the COVID crisis and the racism issue against the president.

'Nancy Pelosi is Playing Her Role to the Hilt'
"It is highly ironic that Nancy Pelosi talks about being 'intellectually unprepared' in light of the numerous public appearances of the Democratic Nominee, Joe Biden, whose performance frequently makes both his supporters and detractors wonder about his mental preparedness", remarks Vladimir Golstein, associate professor at Brown University in Rhode Island.

"In his almost four years in office, Trump hasn’t done anything that would automatically qualify him as 'unfit and unprepared'".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What deeply concerns me is, the absolute absence of real intellectual and moral capabilities with all those elected to high office in this country for the last 20 years.

We have the embodiment of sleazoid-corruption on the one hand, fighting the embodiment of sleazoid-corruption on the other hand, and ultimately, the war party always wins; what does this say to the American political process?!?

To anyone with half a brain, it means that every 4 years, Americans are given the illusion of choice in their "political process", but no real choice that doesn't absolutely wrap itself around the US's military industrial complex, and what it has determined it is going to do, whether it is actually in US citizens' interests or not.

What is wrong with us that at the dawn of the 21st century, that we can do no better than this?!?

Jun 24 03:58

Prime Minister Modi Can’t Put the Genie of Indian Jingoism Back in the Bottle

Jun 24 03:52

US Senate Initiates Legislation Which Would Categorize Cuba’s Medical Missions as “Human Trafficking Operations”

In an act of pure hypocrisy and obsessive cruelty, GOP Senators Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz joined together to penalize developing nations who seek to take advantage of Cuba’s hands-on humanitarian work.

The bill, if passed, will require the U.S. State Department to publish a list of nations contracting with the Cuban government for their medical services and consider that as a factor to include said nations in the Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report; opening the door for further economic sanctions and other measures against any country on that list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't these legislators have anything better to do, to potentially better care for their own constituents?!?

In Canada, for their fire/police professionals, if they need a joint replacement, the Canadian government sends that person to Cuba for the surgery, and the rehab, because they have learned to do such a good job on this, with very reasonable costs for the procedures.

Jun 24 03:46

Ethiopia’s Disinterest in Dam Negotiations Can Ignite War with Egypt

Cairo sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council requesting it to intervene in the dispute over the Great Renaissance Dam of Ethiopia (GERD). A hasty filling of the dam in Ethiopia threatens food and agriculture in Egypt and Sudan, and for this reason Cairo wants the UN Security Council to lend a hand in tripartite negotiations.

In its letter, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs activated Article 35 of the UN Charter, which allows member states to warn the international entity of any crisis that threatens peace and security. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry decided to appeal to the UN after tripartite negotiations stalled due to Ethiopia’s “non-cooperative behavior.” The GERD, that Ethiopia has been working on since 2011, is to provide electricity for not only the whole country, but also its neighbors. The main problem Egypt and Sudan have with the Ethiopian project is the timeline to fill up the $4.8 billion dam with water.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very nasty very quickly; hopefully, cooler heads will prevail, and water will be distributed equitably.

Jun 24 03:41

Chokehold on Diplomat Exposes Israel’s Special Type of Apartheid

An Israeli diplomat filed a complaint last week with police after he was pulled to the ground in Jerusalem by four security guards, who knelt on his neck for five minutes as he cried out: “I can’t breathe.”

There are obvious echoes of the treatment of George Floyd, an African-American killed by police in Minneapolis last month. His death triggered mass protests against police brutality and reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter movement. The incident in Jerusalem, by contrast, attracted only minor attention – even in Israel.

An assault by Israeli security officials on a diplomat sounds like an aberration – a peculiar case of mistaken identity – quite unlike an established pattern of police violence against poor black communities in the US. But that impression would be wrong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When someone like South Africa's Bishop Desmond Tutu calls what Israelis do to the Palestinians "apartheid", you can very safely bet that he has a pretty good idea of what he is talking about!!

Jun 24 03:37

Colorado Adopts Mandatory Vaccinations for Children

While a Sunday afternoon may not seem an appropriate time for a legislative body to accept witness testimony or to conduct its legislative business unless there is a clear intent to limit public participation. That kind of strategy has a way of boomeranging with a loss of public trust and confidence; yet the Democrats had an intense legislative urge to codify SB 163 with as little public input as possible. The Dems control both Houses of the General Assembly as well as the Governor’s mansion; thereby controlling the State’s entire legislative agenda.

What the Democrats were not counting on was Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on his way to becoming a national icon, who arrived to testify against SB 163. He was allotted two minutes to address the committee. What else the Dems were not counting on was a last-minute rally attended by 3,000 outside the Capitol that Sunday afternoon. Kennedy quoted one of the Democratic members of the Committee who told the media:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Colorado parents, I have one word, and that word is:
homeschool.

Colorado homeschool laws at a glance.

Jun 24 03:26

The Pentagon spent $300 million on defective and missing F-35 parts over the last five years, and lawmakers are furious

A group of high-ranking Congress members is launching an investigation into Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program after being told U.S. military had to spend $300 million in the last five years on defective and missing parts.

The trillion-dollar F-35 program is just getting over many of the problems that plagued its early design and production and has now hit on delivery targets three years in a row and recently announced it had lowered the per-plane cost to $77.9 million.

But an investigation by the Department of Defense’s Inspector General said last year the office overseeing the spare parts program “did not receive ... F\u201135 spare parts in accordance with contract requirements and paid performance incentive fees on the sustainment contracts based on inflated and unverified F\u201135A aircraft availability hours.”

The problem with spare parts will continue to cost the military about $55 million a year, the report said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, in my world, is a form of treason on the part of Lockheed-Martin against our military; so why is no one being tried and jailed for the endless rotten litany of this plane's excessive costs and continuing problems?!?

Because, in the legal relationship between provider and the Pentagon, such behaviour is yet not defined as "illegal", when it should be.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle are terrified that by putting teeth into legislation framing the responsibilities of the military industrial contractors, they will lose critical campaign money; in my world, there should be no donations from people in these sectors, because that gives these military contractors carte blanche to deliver shoddy equipment to our military, which doesn't live up to the hype, and may well be obsolete, or damaged, upon delivery.

IF, in every contract between the US military, and members of the military industrial complex, that contract would stipulate that if the products are not produced on-time, and within the first estimated budget, that corporate executives will be personally liable, and potentially subject to jail time if they do not deliver, THAT ... would go a long way toward curing the problem; draconian, yes, but potentially effective.

Jun 23 07:29

Seattle Mayor Folds On 'Summer Of Love' - Moves To Dismantle CHOP Protest Zone After Shootings

Faced with growing pressure to crack down on the "occupied" protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago.

As AP reports, Mayor Jenny Durkan said at a news conference that the violence was distracting from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters seeking to address racial inequity and police brutality. She said the city is working with the community to bring the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone to an end.

“The cumulative impacts of the gatherings and protests and the nighttime atmosphere and violence has led to increasingly difficult circumstances for our businesses and residents,” Durkan said.

“The impacts have increased and the safety has decreased.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I expect that Mayor Durkan believes she should be congratulated for her magnificent grasp of the obvious.

Jun 22 18:28

Proposal to improve rape trial processes stalls as NZ First raises concerns

New Zealand First has put the brakes on proposals to overhaul how rape trials are run following concerns about the impact on fair trial rights.

The Sexual Violence Legislation Bill was supported by all parties at the first reading last year and was hoped to be passed into law earlier this year.

But Justice Minister Andrew Little confirmed that the bill's progress has stalled until issues raised by New Zealand First can be resolved.

Those issues stem from concerns raised by defence lawyers that the bill would compromise a defendant's right to a fair trial, which is enshrined in the Bill of Rights Act.

*'The NZ Bar Association, the Criminal Bar Association and the Auckland District Law Society have raised two main concerns' because they don't think it's fair & definitlty not fair for accused(men) but the Justice Minister "thinks it's being somewhat alarmist."....*

Jun 22 13:48

MEET BLACKROCK, THE NEW GREAT VAMPIRE SQUID

Jun 22 12:21

Smart Society, Stupid People

Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via The American Institute for Economic Research,

“Run away and hide” seems to have replaced anything like a sophisticated understanding of viruses and immunities.

For all of recorded history, humans have done a deadly dance with viruses. Measles, smallpox, polio, and influenza viruses changed the course of human history: Measles and smallpox killed hundreds of thousands of Native Americans; polio killed and crippled people, including US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and the 1918 influenza epidemic killed more people than were killed during all of World War I.

For most viruses that attack humans, your only defenses are prevention and your own immune systems. Antibiotics don’t kill viruses, and scientists haven’t discovered many effective antiviral drugs.

Jun 22 10:05

Congress Seeks to Expand Israel-US Defence Cooperation to Include Technology Sharing

Israel is already the US’s closest ally in the Middle East, with Washington committing to provide Tel Aviv with $38 billion in military aid over ten years in 2016. Israel became a major US non-NATO ally in 1987, making it eligible to receive the latest US military hardware as it became available.

Bipartisan groups of lawmakers in both the House and Senate are working on legislation which would further expand US-Israeli defence cooperation to include a ‘US-Israel Operations-Technology Working Group’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One wonders to just what third-party Israel will be willing to sell these advances in US technology, to ultimately use against us?!? And trust me, this wouldn't be the first time.

As reported by Duncan Hines, a Professor of International Relations and Coordinator of US Foreign Policy Field School of International Service, American University in 1995:

Israel's Unauthorized Arms Transfers

If this article doesn't cause one's jaw to drop, even a little, to read about Israeli "sharp practices" in this area, I do not know what will.

Jun 22 09:41

Videos of Intense Face-off Between Indian and Chinese Troops Go Viral Days After Deadly Clashes

New Delhi (Sputnik): Over the last few days, the two Asian giants - India and China - have been involved in diplomatic talks as the situation on the border is tense following the face-off between troops from the two countries on 15 June that left 20 Indian soldiers killed and many others injured. China hasn't confirmed any casualties so far.

Undated videos showing Indian soldiers engaged in a fierce stand-off with Chinese troops supposedly at a border area in Sikkim Sector are going viral on social media.

In one such video, a group of Indian soldiers can be seen jostling and pushing back Chinese troops. They can also be heard asking the People's Liberation Army to go back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Will somebody out there with a shred of geopolitical integrity left, please get this deescalated, and quickly; we do not have much time before someone does something stupidly irreparable, and we are off and running into WW3 before the world barely knows what hit it.

Jun 22 09:13

As Coronavirus Rips Through Yemen, Saudi Bombs Continue to Fall

With an already shattered medical infrastructure due to the five-year US-Saudi siege, Covid-19 has rapidly spread through Yemen. The Arab country lacks the basic necessities for preventative measures like clean water, and a population facing malnourishment is especially vulnerable to the disease. A recent uptick in Saudi bombing might put a country already on the brink of collapse over the edge.

Last week, Saudi warplanes pounded Yemen’s capital Sanaa, in what residents called the worst airstrikes they have seen since the first years of the war. Seventy-seven airstrikes hit several provinces in north Yemen within 24 hours. According to the Houthi’s health ministry and NGOs on the ground, one of the strikes hit a car traveling in the Sadaa province and killed 13 civilians, including four children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Killing civilians, particularly civilian kids; that's what we, with our war-crimes enabled and sanctified by the US government, DO!!" - official Saudi souse.

The Saudi government has the best PR money can buy, and they have to buy it, because their human rights record, both at home and abroad, is simply so execrable as to cause the most callous of human hearts to faint dead away from its excesses, both at home and abroad.

The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi embassy in Turkey, was just the tip of the proverbial ice berg here.Audio Offers Gruesome Details of Jamal Khashoggi Killing, Turkish Official Says

And Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the guy who most probably ordered this hit, is one of President Trump's "BFFs" in the Middle East?!?

One has to wonder if one of the Prince's "attractive qualities" to this President, is that he can literally get away with murder... and never have to say he's sorry.

Mr. President, you really may want to think a little more carefully about with whom you align, internationally; because right now, the US is still enabling and abetting Saudi war crimes in Yemen: I know this, as do millions of other
Americans, particularly those who lived through the horror which was the war against Vietnam.

Jun 22 08:51

Destroying Syria: Congress Declares “I’m from Washington and I’m Here To Impoverish You”

Another round of sanctions, the ironically named Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, has taken effect in Syria. Through the magic of secondary sanctions, Washington will forbid everyone on earth from dealing with the Syrian regime. Even before the penalties took effect, noted the Washington Post: "they have already contributed to the collapse of Syria’s long-troubled economy."

Thus, the law will further impoverish the Syrian people and hurt them more than their government. However, no one in Washington appears to care that national reconstruction will be further impeded. All that matters is claiming to care.

Sanctions have become the U.S. government’s "go to" policy. Whatever the problem, Washington seems to respond by launching or intensifying economic war. And American policymakers are determined to conscript the entire world in their favorite crusades, using secondary and financial penalties to dissuade others from dealing with Uncle Sam’s enemy du jour.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, unwilling to face Russia on the battlefield (and Russia, as you might recall, was invited by the Syrian government to get rid of the US trained/funded/armed jihadis), the US government in its infinite (absence of) wisdom, has decided to sanction the hell out of the country, and prevent any other country from doing business with it.

One has to wonder just how long Russia's Putin is going to put up with this nonsense.

Jun 22 08:23

Sisi's 'Declaration Of War' Puts Egypt & Turkey On War Footing Over Libya

Egypt and Turkey have long been on opposite sides of the raging battle for the fate of Libya, with Turkey providing major military support and backing for the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, and with Egypt backing Gen. Khalifa Haftar.

The situation escalated over the weekend, amid a pullback of pro-Haftar forces from Tripoli after being defeated in the bid for the capital, when Egypt's President Sisi announced from an airbase near the Libyan border that the Egyptian Army stands ready to intervene in Libya on behalf of Haftar.

Sisi declared that if GNA forces attempt to enter Haftar-controlled Sirte, pushing deeper into central Libya, this would be a 'red line' for Egypt, forcing it's intervention. Crucially both Tripoli and its main ally Turkey on Sunday condemned what they called Sisi's "declaration of war".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And where has the UN been for all these years, in allowing things to get so dire for ordinary Libyans, just trying to survive?!?!?

The short answer is, absolutely nowhere to be found.

Jun 22 08:16

Bolton: Trump Gave Bibi Green Light For Preemptive Israeli Strike On Iran Nuclear Sites

Among the new revelations and interesting tidbits found in John Bolton's now leaked pre-published edition of “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” is that President Trump was said to be prepared to endorse an Israeli preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear sites.

In a section which describes the "elusive search" for an Arab-Israeli peace deal, Bolton writes that Trump told him at a moment of increased Israeli concerns over Iran's nuclear development:

"You tell Bibi that if he uses force, I will back him. I told him that, but you tell him again."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Bolton and Trump both suffer from a collective, and severe, case of SMD (Selective Memory Disorder)

Apparently, both gentlemen have "conveniently forgotten" a Diplomatic conclave, held last summer in Russia, where a Russian diplomat assured his Iranian counterpart of the following: Iran ‘Won’t Be Alone’ If U.S. Attacks, Russian Official Says

The article goes on to state: "“Iran will withstand this type of fight and Iran is not alone,” Zamir Kabulov, the Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for Asian countries including Iran, said at a Russian-Iranian policy forum in Moscow.

When asked if Russia was ready to provide material support to Iran if the U.S. attacks it, Kabulov said that “specific actions are a question for the Russian president.”

“But it’s not just Russia, many other countries sympathize and empathize with Iran,” the Kommersant business daily quoted him as saying. “Tehran won’t be alone if the U.S., God forbid, takes wild and irresponsible actions against it.”

Career diplomats like Kabulov don't even "break wind" without Putin's express blessing, so if he made that statement in this meeting, you can bet your sweet bippy that Putin is putting his very considerable geopolitical weight behind Iran NOT getting invaded or bombed by the US.

A proxy war for Israel against Iran, with Russia coming in on Iran's side?!?

Is THIS how completely, insanely stupid this administration has become?!?

Jun 22 08:04

FLASHBACK: Proof Of George Soros Nazi Past Finally Comes To Light With Discovery Of Forgotten Interview

When Hitler’s henchman Adolf Eichmann arrived in Hungary, to oversee the murder of that country’s Jews, George Soros ended up with a man whose job was confiscating property from the Jewish population

George Soros and other rich liberals who spent tens of millions of dollars trying to elect Hillary Clinton are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed door meeting to retool the big-money left to fight back against Donald Trump. Since Soros name is very much in the headlines in 2016, let’s take a look at an interview he gave in 1998 about his Nazi past.

Jun 22 08:02

America is now a FAILED STATE… no rule of law, no police, no leadership, no free speech, no functioning markets and no equal protection under the law… YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN

America is now a FAILED STATE… no rule of law, no police, no leadership, no free speech, no functioning markets and no equal protection under the law… YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN

Saturday, June 20, 2020 by: Mike Adams
Tags: America, anarchy, chaos, Collapse, democrats, equal protection, failed state, free speech, insanity, law enforcement, Liberal Mob, Police, President Trump, Republicans, SHTF
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(Natural News) America is now a failed state.

In America, you can call 911 and the police will never show up if your property is in or near a Black Lives Matter terrorist zone, which are now de facto “police no-go zones” on U.S. soil.

Jun 22 07:26

COVID-Crunch? Fed Begins Rationing Coins As Americans Horde Cash

Having closed the US Mint and halted production (blaming COVID-19) after a surge in demand for gold and silver coins, and warned of the danger of using bills (once again blaming the pandemic and choosing to "quarantine" cash for the sake of Americans' health), Fed Chair Powell quietly admitted to lawmakers this week that The Fed will be rationing coins as the circulation of coins across the US economy ground to a halt due to the pandemic.

"What's happened is that with the partial closure of the economy, the flow of coins through the economy ... it's kind of stopped," Powell told lawmakers.

He said the shortage was due to the mass business closures that prevented people from spending their coins, as well as a lack of places that are open where people can trade coins for paper bills.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have become a complete contrarian on whatever I am hearing from the Fed, and imagine that this would not be a bad time to be picking up gold and silver coinage, if at all possible.

Jun 22 07:21

Second Shooting In Seattle's CHOP-Zone Leaves One In Critical Condition

Via The Epoch Times,

One person was wounded in what was the second shooting in Seattle’s protest zone in less than 48 hours, police said.

The shooting happened late Sunday night in the area near Seattle’s downtown that is known as CHOP, for “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” police tweeted, adding that one person was at a hospital with a gunshot wound.

The person arrived in a private vehicle and was in serious condition, Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan Gregg said in a statement.

The zone evolved after weeks of protests in the city over police brutality and racism, sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis.

The Sunday shooting followed a pre-dawn shooting on Saturday in a park within the zone that left a 19-year-old man dead and a 33-year-old man critically injured. The suspect or suspects in that first shooting fled the scene, and no arrests had been made as of Sunday, Detective Mark Jamieson had said.

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One has to wonder just how long her Grand Ineptitude, Seattle's Mayor Jenny Durkan, will allow this madness to continue, and how many more of Seattle's citizens will have to die, before she demonstrates the slightest bit of spine here.

Peaceful demonstrations leading to massive police reform?!? Absolutely.

But this?!? What is this woman thinking?!?

Jun 21 11:11

Hospitals STILL banning coronavirus treatments in order to hike up the death count

The war against hydroxychloroquine is stronger than ever as the American medical system continues to push back against its use at hospitals, which is causing patients with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to die in greater numbers.

According to reports, Dr. Stephen M. Smith, the widely respected infectious disease specialist who back in April briefed President Donald Trump about the potential benefits of hydroxychloroquine, is no longer allowed to prescribe the drug at New York City-area hospitals. We have also learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has pulled emergency approval for the drug.

This one-two punch means that patients in need will be hard-pressed to access the generic anti-malaria drug, which costs just a few pennies per pill and supposedly works well when combined with the mineral zinc.

Jun 21 08:35

M.W.K.P.A.: NO LIVES MATTER by BODY COUNT (NSFW)

...Once they realise we're all on the same side
They can't, split us up
And let them prosper off the divide...

Jun 20 09:30

George Floyd Was Not Killed By Police

George Floyd Was Not Killed By Police

Paul Craig Roberts

George Floyd was not killed by police. According to the toxicology report, Floyd died from a concentration of Fentanyl in his blood three times the fatal dose. Fentanyl is a dangerous opioid 50 times more potent than heroin. You can read the analysis here—https://www.unz.com/article/or-did-george-floyd-die-of-a-drug-overdose/ . A link is provided to the autopsy report.

Think about this for a minute. What becomes of a society in which facts do not matter? The US media, Democrat Party, white liberals, and the sorry excuse for a leftwing are so primed for “white racism” that they jumped to their desired conclusion and egged on riots and looting that resulted in massive property damage in multiple cities, some deaths, many injuries, and much damage to racial relations.

Jun 20 08:53

IRS SAYS IT BOUGHT IN TO LOCATION DATABASE FOR MILLIONS OF US CELLPHONES TO TRACK TAX CRIME SUSPECTS

The United States Internal Revenue Service says it purchased access to a marketing database that offers location data for millions of US cellphones, so the IRS can identify and track persons suspected of tax-related crimes.

Jun 19 17:52

[Video] NEW WORLD ORDER RISING

Jun 19 09:34

LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEAL RIGHT-WING OLIGARCH PLOT TO OVERTHROW MEXICO'S AMLO

Mexico’s oligarchs and establishment political parties have united in a secret alliance to try to remove left-wing President López Obrador from power, with help from the media, Washington, and Wall Street. Leaked documents lay out their devious strategy.

Jun 19 08:43

Newsom Is Obsessed With the 1918 'Anti-Mask Brigade' Who Were 'DISGUSTED' With Masks

"We can manifest the future we want," Newsom said. "Be smart about social distancing, wear a face covering...until this pandemic is behind us." That is an odd context to use, since Fauci and others have said that COVID may never go away and that the government will peddle annual COVID-19 'vaccinations.' Does this mean that facemask mandates are here to stay?

Jun 19 07:47

US, Saudis, allies responsible for any environmental disaster off Yemen coast: Houthi

A member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council has held Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, which are involved in an atrocious military campaign against the impoverished Arab country, fully responsible for a potential oil leakage from a decaying tanker in the Red Sea, and the impending environmental disaster it could cause.

“We do not assume any responsibility for any leakage from the Safer tanker afloat at the sea,” Arabic-language al-Masirah television network quoted Mohammed Ali al-Houthi as saying on Thursday.

He called for immediate actions over the matter, holding the United States, Saudi Arabia and their allies fully liable for any disastrous consequences as they have not allowed Yemen to sell the crude loaded at the tanker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Saudis and the US government will not lift a finger to prevent this coming, preventable catastrophe; all they care about, is the further destruction of Yemen and its people, to the point of the Houthis' capitulation.

I would like to gently suggest to the governments of both countries that this is only likely to happen... when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Jun 19 07:40

China, Russia see US 'bullying' as IAEA adopts anti-Iran resolution

China and Russia have rebuked the International Atomic Energy Agency for giving in to US "bullying" as the IAEA's board of governor on Friday passed a resolution critical of Iran for the first time since 2012.

The resolution, submitted by France, Britain and Germany, comes at a time when the United States is working to extend an arms embargo against Iran.

Diplomats attending the Friday meeting in Vienna were cited as saying that the resolution called on Iran to allow access to two former sites mentioned in two IAEA reports.

Iranian officials have said Tehran has responded to all outstanding questions about its nuclear activities and the IAEA has repeatedly confirmed it. The new questions, they say, have been raised based on information fabricated by Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this is a demonstration by the IAEA as to just how intensely the US and Israel have grabbed it by a very sensitive portion of the human anatomy, and is forcing it to go along with their agenda, which is a pretext for a war against Iran.

I cannot tell you who I think will win the Presidential elections here in the US in November, but I am almost prepared to bet real money on the following; no matter who gets elected, we will most likely see this country go back to a draft as a preparation for this, and other, endless wars of conquest and occupation.

And this time, the Federal Government will be coming after both our young men and our young women.

Jun 19 07:04

Epstein Case: Documentaries Won't Touch Tales Of Intel Ties

Authored by Elizabeth Vos via ConsortiumNews.com,

Investigation Discovery premiered a three-hour special, “Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?” on May 31, the first segment in a three-part series, that focused on Epstein’s August 2019 death in federal custody. The series addresses Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell, his links with billionaire Leslie Wexner, founder of the Victoria Secrets clothing line, and others, as well as the non-prosecution deal he was given.

The special followed on the heels of Netflix’s release of “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich,” a mini-series that draws on a book of the same name by James Patterson.

Neither documentary however deals at all with Epstein’s suspected ties to the world of intelligence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When specials like this are churned out, very rarely do they look at the in-depth questions which need to be asked, and answered, but misdirect the viewing public by focusing on the cheesy/sleazy side of the subject's character.

Jun 19 07:00

China Conducts Military 'Show Of Force' Drills With Tanks Near Indian Border

Both China and India have signaled they are seeking to deescalate soaring tensions along the disputed and loosely demarcated Line of Actual Control (LAC) which separates Indian-controlled territory from Chinese-controlled territory along Ladakh and the Chinese Tibet Autonomous Region.

This after on Monday night the deadliest border clash in a half-century erupted, after which the Indian Army confirmed 20 of its troops killed after being critically wounded followed by being “exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain.” Though the Chinese side has yet to give details of PLA casualties, Indian media has widely reported that over 40 "enemy" soldiers were killed.

Though political leaders on both sides have said they don't want to stoke tensions possibly leading to outbreak of war, Chinese state media CCTV announced military drills designed as a 'show of force'. RT Arabic subsequently republished video of the undated exercises near the Line of Actual Control.

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This is absolutely a very clear demonstrations of actions being louder than words; I would like to continue to hope that SOMEONE, one of the "adults in the room" in world geopolitics, with some real credibility in morally tough conflict resolution, is going to step up to the plate, and will work the phones between Beijing and New Dehli, and convince leadership to start a meaningful show of de-escalation here.

Unfortunately, that definitely leaves out President Trump, who has succeeded in creating a ginormous moral vacuum in US foreign policy, courtesy of an absolute tsunami of bad decision making, on the part of himself, and his administration.

There is a companion piece, also in zerohedge.com this morning, with the following headline: More Details Are Emerging About The India-China Border Clash The article goes on to state:

"uthored by Christophe Barraud

More details are emerging about the violent clash on Monday night along a disputed border between India and China high in the Himalayas, which has led to renewed tensions between the two countries. The incident came despite India and China have started to pull back their forces along the border after talks between senior military officials, according to India’s Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane on June 13.

According to Bloomberg, “in near sub-zero temperatures in the thin air of 15,000 feet, Chinese and Indian soldiers attacked each other with stones, iron rods and bamboo poles wrapped in barbed wire laced with nails. It is not clear what started the clashes, but by the time they were finished 20 Indian soldiers were dead, along with an unknown number of Chinese casualties.” CNN also confirmed that “they fought with fists, stones, and nail-studded bamboo poles.”

Jun 19 06:47

NATO To Probe French & Turkish Warships Near Clash Incident Off Libya

Perhaps predictably given Erdogan's increased threats and foreign adventurism, cracks loom in the NATO alliance over Libya, leading to an official probe by Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

It started last week after France complained that Turkey is still breaking a UN arms embargo in effect on war-torn Libya. When a French frigate attempted to intercept a Turkish vessel suspected of running arms into Tripoli on June 10, it was reportedly "engaged" via radar, as if a missile strike was impending. The AP details, based on French defense sources:

According to a French defense official, the frigate Courbet was “lit up” three times by Turkish naval targeting radar when it tried to approach a Turkish civilian ship suspected of involvement in arms trafficking. The Courbet backed off after being targeted.

The French vessel was part of NATO's naval operation in the Mediterranean, Sea Guardian, at the time of the June 10 incident.

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Stoltenberg is probably grinding his teeth at night over this, and wishing that NATO really didn't need Turkey in this alliance; unfortunately, because of its geostrategic significance in the region, NATO does need Turkey as part of this.

But Stoltenberg has got to make it clear to Edrogan, that it he wants to remain in the alliance, there are certain things he absolutely, cannot be allowed to do... like arms trafficking off the coast of Libya.

Jun 19 06:42

China Officially Charges Two Detained Canadians With Espionage

More than 18 months have passed since Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat working for an NGO on the mainland, and Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman specializing in running novelty tours to North Korea, were abruptly arrested by police in China and informed they were under investigation (in China, police can take you into custody before the investigation even begins) for threatening China's national security - an extremely serious charge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is pretty simple, when looking at the bigger picture, about which which the following story's headline, dateline 27 May, 2020, speaks volumes: Extradition of Huawei Executive Clears a Major Legal Hurdle in Canada

The article goes on to state: "A Vancouver court ruled that fraud charges against Meng Wanzhou in the United States would constitute a crime in Canada, opening the way for her extradition."

These guys are merely "bargaining chips" for the Chinese to use to get Meng Wanzou back from Canada to China before she is extradited to the United States; however, the timing here is very much working against the Chinese government's desire to get this woman repatriated before standing trial in the US.

Jun 19 06:18

CA Governor Newsom & L.A. Mayor Show Us How To Comply With Their Face Mask Orders

Look at how California governor Gavin Newsom wears his "mask"! Newsom issued "GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF FACE COVERINGS" on June 18 and he claims in a tweet that "Californians are now REQUIRED to wear face coverings in public spaces," but he listed no law, code or statue number that would specify the details or penalties for non-compliance. Tweets and documents posted on a website that say "guidance" are not a law.

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