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Jan 18 09:06

15 YEARS AFTER THE INVASION OF IRAQ, AND NOW LARGELY OUT OF THE GLARE OF THE MEDIA, US AND UK OIL CORPORATIONS START TO FLAUNT THE SPOILS OF IMPERIAL CONQUEST.

After 15 years of repudiating claims that the invasion of Iraq was only initiated to seize Iraqi resources, large oil corporations fronted by former architects of the war who vacated to the private sector are flagrantly advertising their contracts for exploration and production of Iraqi oil fields to potential investors.

The British oil and gas company BP won the contract to operate the Rumaila Oil Field back in 2009, and now proudly boast of its new drilling capabilities on Twitter. Rumaila is simply huge; by some measures it is the third largest reserve of crude oil on the planet, and is currently extracting 100 million dollars worth of oil every day – enough to cover the annual health budget of Iraq under the wartime rule of the US coalition every five days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, it can be honestly shouted from the rooftops; one of the biggest winners in the war against Iraq is... BRITISH PETROLEUM!!

Funny; I don't remember the Butchers of Baghdad (that unholy triumverate of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld) saying anything about the ultimate winners of the Iraq war being the large petroleum companies who would profit by a takeover of the Iraqi oil fields, or how the US would benefit from that oil only being sold in US dollars.

To the young men and women who enlisted shortly after 9/11, and thought that a war against Iraq would be the perfect revenge; you were decieved with every piece of nationalistic codswallop the US government threw at you, and you swallowed all of them whole.

This war was not about honor, courage, or preserving and defending "the American way of life", whatever that is supposed to be; it was about the money to be made from Iraq's oil reserves, and the reality that the oil would only be sold in US dollars.

Of course, the US warmongering politicians, who benefit greatly from their relationships with America's military/industrial complex, attending memorials for one of our fallen, can never tell the truth as to why this war was initiated in the first place; so they simply reguritate the lies which stand as "cover" for the ugly truth that all wars, including the Iraq war, are truly economic in their origin.

At this moment in time, we stand on a precipice of yet another world war, most likely to be initiated by the American Deep State.

To those young people of draft age, if in fact you have dual citizenship in a country not on the US's invasion route (somewhere maybe like Switzerland, Australia, or Monaco) perhaps heading to those places, and hunkering down there, might not be a bad idea at the moment. And I say that because were I a betting person, I would not bet against the draft being reinstituted in this country, and relatively quickly.

The US government understands that the economy in this country is about to crash, so it desperately needs a war, regional or world-wide, to deflect American attention from the real economic mess into which it has placed all but the most elite, and most monied.

The potential scenarios for conflict are everywhere, and I will mention the most obvious here.

1. The US military is establishing a 30,000 troop strong "buffer zone" for the Kurds in Syria. The Syrian and Russian government are screaming at the US to stand down... or else. And this gets complicated because Turkey's Edrogan has threatened, and appears to be readying, an invasion Syria, to prevent that from happening. So you have NATO allies, potentially the US and Turkey, at each other's throats, militarily.

The longer the US stays inside Syria, the more likely a hot conflict with Russia over this illegal invasion of Syria by the US military.

2. North Korea/China. Even though North and South Korea appear to be making splendid progress in recent negotiations toward peace, expect the US to scupper what it can, in terms of creating a war between North Korea, China, and the US. Statements as recently as yesterday, indicate that the US government is terrified of peace breaking out here, with President Trump making the observation that it is possible that these negotiations will not lead to a denuclearization of the North Korean Penninsula, and Tillerson's observation that the US will not honor the "freeze for freeze" concept, presented by Russia and China.

3. Russia/Iran. I have already mentioned the possibility of war over Syria between Russia and the United States, but there are many other potential flashpoints, Ukraine being a very likely scenario. But should the US/Saudi Arabia/Israel attack Tehran, in order to bring regime change there, it should reasonably expect Russia to defend Iran militarily. And we have seen, in Syria, that Russia does have military hardware which works spectacularly well, and countries around the world have been making a beeline to Moscow to acquire these weapons.

4. China/India: there are still massive geopolitical problems here, and both countries are nuclear armed. In a conflict between China and India, the US government has thrown its hat in the ring with India, with an enhanced "security agreement" put into effect by the Obama administration.

5. India/Pakistan: Again, both countries are nuclear armed, and have been threatening each other with nuclear war. Recently, the US government withdrew financial aid to Pakistan. And, as mentioned in an earlier post today, India just tested a nuclear-capable missile, the "jewel in the crown", if you will, of their ICBMs.

So please remember, when the propaganda starts getting spread hard and thick by the presstitutes, as a "justification" for war, any war, please remember; wars are about the rich (and the bankers) getting richer, and the "grunts" being completely expendable, through death or massive injury, after having done what they were tasked to do. All wars are mass murders toward those ends, period, end of discussion, wrapped in a pretty, cheap little flag.

And "patriotism" is the pathological disability to see beyond the propaganda, and to deconstruct the real agendas of war, which are always engineered to bring more money and profits for the already monied and profitable.

Jan 18 09:02

70 Years of Disinformation: How the CIA Funded Opinion Magazines in Europe

When an intelligence agency arranges to disseminated fake news it is called “disinformation” and it is a subset of what is referred to as covert action, basically secret operations run in a foreign country to influence opinion or to disrupt the functioning of a government or group that is considered to be hostile. During the Cold War, disinformation operations were run by many of the leading players in both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and in the opposition Warsaw Pact. Sometimes the activity and the sponsorship were clearly visible, as when Radio Free Europe and Radio Moscow would exchange barbs about just how bad daily life was in the opposition alliance. Sometimes, however, it took the form of clandestinely placing stories in the media that were clearly untrue but designed to shift public perceptions of what was taking place in the world. The Vietnam War provided a perfect proxy playing field, with stories emanating from the U.S.

Jan 18 07:52

Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ to Become TV Series Despite Accuracy Concerns

According to the report, Endeavor Content has bought the rights to the best-selling book for a seven-figure fee — the largest deal in the company’s history — and will soon look for a network to help produce the show. Wolff will serve as an executive producer for the series, alongside longtime Channel 4 and BBC executive Michael Jackson.

The book, which went out earlier this month ahead of its planned release, sent shockwaves across the political world over a number of incendiary claims it makes about the first year of the Trump presidency.

However, the accuracy of many of the claims has been widely disputed, with Wolff admitting early on that “looseness with the truth” is an “elemental thread of the book.”

Jan 18 07:46

President Trump Announces Much Anticipated #FakeNews Awards — BREAKS THE INTERNET! …Update: Awards Listed

Below are the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards:

1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

Jan 17 18:57

Mysterious beam weapon strikes Michigan? Feds claim meteor

What looks like some sort of air or space-based beam weapon was captured on film emitting down from the sky, causing a massive explosion.

Jan 17 18:04

Photo evidence proves the dead guy in the leaked photos is not Stephen Paddock

Photographic evidence available in the public domain suggests that the dead guy in the leaked photos is not Stephen Paddock.

No this is not a joke.

Jan 17 15:16

Quit lying to us about Israeli-Palestinian “peace process”

Stuart Littlewood says Israel “won't willingly return the lands and resources it has stolen unless slapped with tough, sustained sanctions”, and “Civil society in the US and UK must end the conspiracy among their warped government “élites” that makes a mockery of international law”.>>

Jan 17 13:30

Las Vegas massacre survivor: ‘Shots were fired from the Mandalay Bay with a high-output rifle or some type of aircraft’

Numerous witnesses to the 1 October shooting claim to have seen or heard helicopters that night during the shooting and some survivors even fear the sounds of them.

Jan 17 11:18

Confirmed: NBC News crew spotted inside bunker that sent Hawaii missile alert, just hours before alert went out

It’s been confirmed that an NBC News crew gained access to a highly-secure bunker facility in which the Jan. 13 “ballistic missile threat” alert message was sent from, just hours before the message was broadcast, reportedly in error.

Webmaster addition: There is a clock on the wall in the NBC footage which shows they were there a bit after 1PM the day BEFORE the false alarm.

Jan 17 11:02

North Korea could turn to dealing deadly CRYSTAL METH to fund its weapons programmes

NORTH Korea could become the world’s biggest crystal meth dealer if the rogue state’s army of highly trained hackers turn their talents to peddling the deadly drug on the dark web, a money laundering expert has warned.

Jan 17 08:53

You Don’t Need a Telescope to Find a ‘S**thole Country’

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The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda understood how those who ruled the shithole country looked at the wretched of the earth. He wrote:

When the trumpet sounded, it was
all prepared on the earth,
the Jehovah parceled out the earth
to Coca Cola, Inc., Anaconda,
Ford Motors, and other entities:
The Fruit Company, Inc.
reserved for itself the most succulent,
the central coast of my land,
the delicate waist of America.

It rechristened its territories
as the ‘Banana Republics’
and over the sleeping dead,
over the restless heroes,
who brought about the greatness, the liberty and the flags,
it established the comic opera:
Abolished independencies,
presented crowns of Caesar,
unsheathed envy, attracted
the dictatorship of flies. …

The dictatorship of flies had its downside. It elevated the imbecilic and the inept, men whose main attributes were brutality, mendacity and thievery.>>>

Jan 17 07:43

Parking records reveal Stephen Paddock was listed as staying on the 61st-floor at Mandalay Bay on the day of the shooting

A leaked photograph of an MGM computer screen displaying the parking summary for the alleged gunman of the Oct. 1 massacre Stephen Paddock between the dates of Sept. 25, and Oct. 2, reveals Paddock parked his vehicle in the garage at 2:23 p.m. on the day of the shooting and was listed as a guest in room 61-104, contradicting the official narrative that only Mandalay Bay room 32-105 and the adjoining room 32-104 were rented by Paddock.

Jan 17 07:42

Nikki Haley Touts Success In Easing Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

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"No one should ever have to live the way the people of Yemen are living,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday. “We thank our partners who helped us make this delivery possible so that we can help the tens of millions of innocent people who wake up each day facing hunger and disease.”

(*Great Day In The Morning !)

Jan 17 01:25

P.U.! - Rocket from Gaza Strip Accidentally Strikes Palestinian Home

A rocket fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip struck a Palestinian home in Deir al-Balah by mistake, Arab media reported Monday.

Located in the central Gaza Strip, two residents of Deir al-Balah were badly wounded and a third lightly wounded.

>>>

(*Same S**t , Different Day , except now Israel is "slaming" the truth , and. trying to see if they can't stretch it a mile , before they tear it an inch .)

Jan 16 15:22

Goldwater Rule’s Origins Based on Long-Ago Controversy

Restraint of psychiatrists’ comments on political candidates is grounded in APA’s response to an attempt to question Barry Goldwater’s mental health during the 1964 campaign for president.

Jan 16 14:24

If Hillary Was President.Would She Allow the USA to freeze During the Artic Blast to So Call Save the Planet?

I can say if Hillary was President. America would freeze to comply with lowering our carbon foot print in the name of saving the planet

Jan 16 14:19

Valet receipt indicates Marilou Danley was at Mandalay Bay on day of Las Vegas shooting

First published five days after the massacre, the receipt with the ticket number 275274484 shows that a woman using the name of Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley dropped off a grey Chrysler vehicle at the Mandalay Bay at 12:26 p.m. PDT on October 1st, 2017, the same day as the Las Vegas shooting.

Jan 16 14:08

A moment of significance and opportunity for Ethiopia

Graham Peebles says the Ethiopian government’s “half-baked move to release a few political leaders… should embolden many” and “reveals a crack in the democratic facade presented by the regime, which must be split open under the force of sustained political activism”.>>

Jan 16 13:27

Donald Trump Insults White House Press Corps. by Ordering Them ‘Out’

Over the weekend, you couldn’t read a major news site without encountering journalists screaming that Trump was a racist for the comments, despite the fact that every American has said the exact same thing at some point in their life.

It’s obnoxious behavior, but it’s par for the course for the contemporary media. The press has long given up the veil of impartiality and revealed itself to be partisan mouthpiece of the Democratic Party. That truth couldn’t be more apparent in all the fake reporting going on around Trump, whether it’s through publishing fake scoops or using fake pictures to slander President Trump.

Jan 16 13:23

Tillerson Breaks With White House, Rejects Freeze Of Military Exercises Near North Korea

In a direct reversal with the recently disclosed official White House policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. rejects a 'freeze for freeze' approach that would pause joint U.S./South Korean military drills in exchange for a pause to North Korea's nuclear program.

Speaking in Vancouver at a meeting with foreign ministers, Tillerson said that "we reject a 'freeze for freeze' approach, in which legitimate defensive military exercises are placed on the same level as the DPRK’s unlawful actions. The pressure campaign will continue until North Korea takes decisive steps to de-nuclearize."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Jean-Luc Picard "double face palm", at warp speed, upon reading this.

Is it pathologically impossible for these to gentlemen to at least appear to be on the same page, regarding US foreign policy, for at least a millisecond?!?

This stuff is crazy-making; and I would like to believe that there is some kind of a strategy here, but for the life of me, I cannot see it!!

Jan 16 13:17

Turkey Notifies NATO Of Imminent Massive Invasion Of Syria To Fight Kurds

Turkey is poised for an imminent massive ground invasion of Northern Syria to quash Kurdish militia groups currently holding Afrin near the Turkish border. Multiple regional outlets have reported a build-up of forces that could constitute the largest external intervening force thus far in the entirety of the Syrian war.

According to Middle East based Al-Sura News, Turkey's military build-up currently underway includes special forces troops, Army units, Turkish-backed Syrian Rebels and Turkey's air force. The Kurdish YPG/J (People's Protection Units) has held Afrin since the Syrian government withdrew from the area in 2012, which constitutes the western-most part of the self-declared Rojava autonomous Kurdish zone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF I were a bookie in Vegas, I don't know what odds of war breaking out between Turkey and Syria were, but I wouldn't bet against it starting within the next 24- 48 hours.

Jan 16 13:12

Russia Begins Massive ICBM Launch Drills

On Monday, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation issued a warning to NATO that is has started a massive missile drill involving truck-mounted intercontinental ballistic missile launchers across the country.

The Defense Ministry said the drills would involve “missile regiments armed with Topol-M and Yars mobile systems.” The Topol-M is designed to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tipped with a single 550 kT yield nuclear warhead. Max range of the ICBM is 6,500 miles, which the mobile launching unit is extremely tough for NATO to track.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With all the potential for conflict with NATO, and/or the US goverment, raging from Eastern Europe to the 'Stans, North Korea and Syria, the timing of these drills is an warning here in and of itself.

Jan 16 13:05

New California Declares Independence From Rest Of State

With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood.

To be clear, they don’t want to leave the United States, just California.

“Well, it’s been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we’re rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California,” said founder Robert Paul Preston.

The state of New California would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Uh... did Jerry Brown happen to get the memo on this?!?

Because if he did, my bet will be... no matter how lawfully this group may go about it, he will wrestle this group back into the existing state, and by any means necessary.

Jan 16 12:45

Lavrov: Russia, China urge freeze to any confrontation on Korean Peninsula

A military solution to the Korean crisis would lead to catastrophic consequences, the Russian foreign minister said, adding that Russia and China reiterate their call to freeze the confrontation and military drills in the area.
RT's LIVE UPDATES on Lavrov's annual press Q&A

The Russian foreign minister spoke about the Russian-Chinese roadmap for a resolution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula during his annual press Q&A on Monday. Moscow and Beijing have called on all parties to “calm down” and freeze any military activities, including North Korean missile tests and US drills in the area with South Korea and Japan.

“I have already mentioned that the United States almost openly speaks about the inevitability of a military solution, although everyone understands the disastrous consequences of this gamble,” Lavrov stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, what China and Russia are advocating is perfectly, completely logical... which is why the US government and military are objecting to it outright!!

Jan 16 12:29

US-Backed Syrian Kurds Mobilize Civilians, Turkey May Attack ‘At Any Moment’

The Kurdish YPG is scrambling to raise its civilian population into an irregular force in the Afrin District of Northern Syria, desperately trying to shore up defenses ahead of a Turkish invasion which officials say could happen “at any moment.”

Turkey’s President Erdogan vowed such an invasion over the weekend, and has been talking it up ever since, insisting now that Turkey needs to not only take Afrin, but to strangle the US-backed border army before it is fully operational.

The US has said the border force will be 30,000-strong, and Erdogan is loudly opposed to the idea, calling it a “terror army,” and insisting that the only reason to establish such a border force would be to attack Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War with Turkey (and, potentially, Russia) over Northern Syria?!?

This is completely insane, on the part of all parties, except for Syria, which simply wants to be left alone, and Russia, which severely frowns on this illegal occupation on the part of the US.

This could go absolutely out of control at any moment. Let us hope that some adults in the room (Namely, Putin and Lavrov) can ratchet down the tensions before this escalates past the point of no return.

Jan 16 12:18

Alex Jones Exposed

Very detailed,lots of links. Here is a sample.

8. – Alex Jones’ parents David Jones and Carol Hamman have been employed by the C.I.A. in the past. Alex Jones’ deceased uncle Bill Hamman was employed by the C.I.A. and U.S. Army Special Forces. Alex Jones’ cousin Verna Grayce Chao is currently employed as a C.I.A. contractor by Dell (previously by IBM). Alex Jones’ other cousin Buckley Hamman was one of the original founders of Infowars in 1995. Thus there is only one degree of separation between Alex Jones and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Jan 16 12:04

Putin Plot? Democrats Ridiculed For Claiming Moscow Behind Chelsea Manning's Senate Run

Within hours of young trans woman whistleblower Chelsea Manning announcing her run for Senate against Benjamin Cardin, a 74-year-old white, straight man, establishment Democrats wasted no time in mocking and denouncing her bid, even embarrassing themselves by proclaiming it a Kremlin-engineered plot.

Jan 16 11:46

America’s shadow war in Africa

A central focus of the mission is the vast desert nation of Niger, nearly twice the size of Texas, which has been a magnet for jihadists of many stripes, including those recruited locally and so-called foreign fighters drawn from North Africa, the Middle East and beyond.

In June, the official number of U.S. troops supporting Niger’s military as it fights the militant groups was 645, up from 575 in December 2016. But now it’s at least 800, according to the Pentagon.

Many of the troops are Green Berets, Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders, but officials said the reinforcements have mostly been Air Force personnel who are there to manage a surge in surveillance flights by unmanned drones and manned spy planes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So why 50 million bucks for an airfield in Niger, while our homeless Veterans sleep rough in our streets and alleys?!?

The following information should set things straight:

The country, or countries controlling Niger, will control its uranium; its gold; its coal; and its oil

Jan 16 11:28

Syrian Army Vow to End US Presence in Syria

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has responded negatively to the US pledge to create a new “border” force in northern Syria of some 30,000 US-backed fighters, saying not only are they violating Syrian sovereignty, but the Syrian Army’s goal must be to end the US presence in the country outright.

Syria has long opposed the US military presence in the country, which was deployed without Syrian permission, and which Pentagon officials say will last long after the outright defeat of ISIS.

Whether the Syrians can do anything about it is another matter. The US presence in Syria is substantial, and backed by a large, heavily-armed Kurdish force. Despite the US deployment being plainly illegal, there’s no practical way to remove them by force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real question is, how long with the Russians put up with this American foolishness until they feel pressed to "do something militarily" to end it?!?

Jan 16 11:26

GOOGLE says american inventors are all BLACK!

Jan 16 11:15

'It is a personal insult': Bill Clinton denies allegation Clinton Foundation funds for Haiti were used for Chelsea's wedding

WikiLeaks published emails from Hillary's campaign in which John Podesta discussed the wedding and 'resources' from the Foundation being used

Jan 16 10:54

Why Did Americans Pay Billions For A Drug Deemed Worthless In Other Countries

“Disease awareness campaigns…are an effective way for companies to sell a disease to sell a drug.“ Why did Americans pay more than $1.5 billion a year for a drug that potentially does so little, and to treat a made-up disease?…

Jan 16 09:18

deja vu: Japanese Public Broadcaster NHK Issues False Alarm Over North Korean Missile Launch

It's deja vu, all over again... Just four days after residents of Hawaii lived through 38 minutes of doomsday hell, after a false public broadcast alarm announced that a ballistic missile launch was headed for the island, only to reverse and announce later it was a mistake, moments ago Japan's National broadcaster NHK’s app issued a false J-Alert to phones over a North Korean missile launch at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday evening local time.

Jan 16 08:43

Hijab ‘Attack’ Condemned By Canada’s Prime Minister Was A Hoax

CNN, The Huffington Post, Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, and numerous other news outlets covered the story.

But Toronto police released a brief statement Monday saying that the events described by Noman did not occur.

“After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen,” Toronto police said in a statement.

Jan 16 08:03

HATE HOAX: Police Say 'Scissors Attack' On Hijabbed 11yo Girl Never Happened

The entire fake news media went into overdrive late last week after 11-year-old Khawlah Noman claimed an "Asian" man in his 20s aggressively cut her hijab twice with a pair of scissors.

Jan 15 15:19

DARPA Funding GM Mosquitoes Research But Is It Something Else They Are Really Studying?

After numerous stories regarding the creation and distribution of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands and Florida, there seems to be no sign of walking back on the controversial procedure, despite the outcry from the populations set to be the next test bed. Instead, not only are the mosquito…

Jan 15 13:28

Trust in news media takes a hit during Trump presidency

When truck driver Chris Gromek wants to know what’s really going on in Washington, he scans the internet and satellite radio. He no longer flips TV channels because networks such as Fox News and MSNBC deliver conflicting accounts tainted by politics, he says.

“Where is the truth?” asks the 47-year-old North Carolina resident.

Answering that question accurately is a cornerstone of any functioning democracy, according to none other than Thomas Jefferson. But a year into Donald Trump’s fact-bending, media-bashing presidency, Americans are increasingly confused about who can be trusted to tell them reliably what their government and their commander in chief are doing.

Interviews across the polarized country as well as polling from Trump’s first year suggest people seek out various outlets of information, including Trump’s Twitter account, and trust none in particular.

Jan 15 13:21

Media Keeps Publishing Unverified Stories About the Jane Sanders Investigation

Another media outlet has published a story about the Jane Sanders investigation based on unverified facts, thus prompting them to retract, correct, and edit the original story after finding out they recycled months-old news. The Washington Post originally did this last July in order to imply that the Jane Sanders investigation had become more serious, and now Vermont's VTDigger recently did the same.

Jan 15 10:21

Prof Releases 'Checklist' To Determine If You Support White Supremacy

Do you get "angry" when colleagues berate you about "understanding your own white privilege?"

Well then, you might be a white supremacist, at least according to professor Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, who teaches English at Linfield College in Oregon.

Jan 15 10:19

An American Water Crisis Is Just Around The Corner And No One Is Talking About It

SPECIAL REPORT By Brandon Turbeville - Anyone who pays attention to their local news has seen the signs of a coming apocalypse in the United States, although they are probably not aware of it. While many equate a water crisis to the sucking up of resources by big business interests or an offhanded moment of pollution…

Jan 15 10:18

Vegas Gunman's Girlfriend Deleted Her Facebook Before Police Released Paddock's Name

Nothing to see here, folks.

The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock deleted her Facebook account less than an hour before police released Paddock’s name, according to reports.

Jan 15 10:13

PLAYING LOW FREQUENCY NOISE TO DISRUPT HARD-DRIVES: DENIAL OF SERVICE FOR CCTVS, DATA-CENTERS, AND OTHER COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS

A group of Princeton and Purdue researchers have demonstrated a successful acoustic attack against mechanical hard-drives where low-frequency noise keyed to the resonant frequency of the drive components is played nearby, causing the drive to vibrate so that the drive can neither be read nor written to.

The researchers demonstrated the attack under lab conditions, successfully preventing a CCTV's DVR from recording the camera signal and stopping a laptop from being able to use its operating system.

The attack is not ready for primetime yet, though: this preliminary work requires relative precision in speaker placement as well as knowledge of the make and model of the target drives. However, the researchers hypothesize that with some refinements, the attack could be carried out by, for example, tricking (or hacking) a victim into playing the correct tone through their computer or device speakers.

Jan 15 10:06

Corporate Powers Are Stealing Online Identities, Posting Fake Comments to Push for Consumer Law Repeals

Hundreds of thousands of comments, purportedly made by Americans, have come in over the electronic transom to at least five different federal agencies calling for an end to Obama-era consumer protections and other regulations that impede profits, a series of investigative reports by the Wall Street Journal found. Except, the people who supposedly sent these comments never did.

The latest example concerns the so-called "Fiduciary Rule," which originated in the Labor Department and was to talk effect in July 2019, to try to prevent conflicts of investment from investment advisers targeting retirees.

Jan 15 10:00

Health Ranger calls for First Amendment to be expanded to the online world: Vindictive censorship must be STOPPED

What has become remarkably clear to nearly everyone is that Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo and other tech giants now operate as radical left-wing censorship regimes that selectively “shadow ban” and oppress conservative ideas. Tech giants have been infiltrated by left-wing “cultists” who literally believe that they have the right to suppress and destroy any speech with which they disagree. This is all pursued under the banner of “social justice” and “equality,” of course, because to a deranged Leftist, “equality” means only hearing one side of any given debate.

Jan 15 09:12

Bill Clinton Triggered, Denies Clinton Foundation's Haiti Funds Were Used For Chelsea Wedding

Let's open Pandora's Box and look at what the Clintons did to Haiti...

Jan 15 09:00

US illegal rogue state empire shits on ‘former’ colonial targets annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions. Demanding .01% arrests for OBVIOUS Crimes Against Humanity, or prefer causing shitholes under propaganda shitstorms?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: Kauilapele’s Blog

On January 12th, The Washington Post reported from anonymous “people” at a White House meeting:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.

Corporate media ignores the overwhelming and ongoing emergencies of so-called “former” colonial nations suffering under military attacks by so-called “developed” nations that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions. These facts cause the US to most accurately be labeled a “lying and illegal rogue state empire” rather than what We the People are propagandized as “limited government under the US Constitution.”

HighImpactFlix’s sharp 13-minute analysis of corporate media’s spin to direct public attention for ad hominem attack on Trump’s vocabulary and character:

Let’s consider excerpts of the data documented in the above links.

Jan 15 08:46

Google’s New ‘Fact-Checker’ Is Partisan Garbage

In the midst of the “fake news” hysteria last year, Google launched a project to help curate reliable information for its readers by identifying articles and sites that need fact-checking. And this may come as a surprise to some of you, but it looks like the tech giant’s truth project is imbued with a tiny bit of ideological and political bias.

Eric Lieberman at The Daily Caller recently found that the fact checks displayed in Google’s search engine results are targeted almost exclusively at conservative publications. You can test it out yourself.

Jan 15 08:24

Mandalay Bay security guards, employees, say they don’t know who Jesus Campos or Steven Schuck is: Report

Investigative reporter Jake Morphonois recently stayed at the Mandalay Bay where he met hotel security and maintenance staff who later told him off property that they do not know who Jesus Campos (the purported security officer to have been shot by Stephen Paddock on the 32nd-floor) is, or Steven Schuck (the purported building engineer saved by Campos).

Jan 15 05:48

Abbas Calls Israel A ‘Colonial Project’ Unrelated To Judaism

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday night implied European Jews during the Holocaust chose to undergo “murder and slaughter” over emigration to British-held Palestine, and alleged that the State of Israel’s first prime minister David Ben-Gurion imported Jews from Yemen and Iraq to the country against their will.

The Palestinian leader further asserted that the State of Israel was formed as “a colonial project that has nothing to do with Judaism” to safeguard European interests.

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Jan 14 17:12

Self-Defense Myths and Choices for Civilians – The Saker

I encourage everybody to think for themselves and in their own interest. I hope that this will contribute to your reflection.

What I want to do today is to debunk a very dangerous myth which is almost universally accepted and which is repeated with an almost religious fervor day after day and by almost everybody: that semi-automatic pistols are better for the self-defense needs of civilians than revolvers.

First, let’s cover the basics: semi-auto (aka “autoloader”) vs revolvers (aka “wheelguns”).

Jan 14 16:14

Salafi mission calls into question Saudi concept of moderation and policy in Yemen

James Dorsey questions whether Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad’s proclaimed quest to “return” to “moderate islam” includes subscribing to concepts of tolerance and pluralism which at present seems unlikely. >>

Jan 14 10:21

Nuclear War Survival Skills Updated and Expanded 1987 Edition Cresson H. Kearny

An all-out nuclear war between Russia and the United States would be the worst catastrophe in history, a tragedy so huge it is difficult to comprehend. Even so, it would be far from the end of human life on earth. The dangers from nuclear weapons have been distorted and exaggerated, for varied reasons. These exaggerations have become demoralizing myths, believed by millions of Americans.

° Myth: Fallout radiation from a nuclear war would poison the air and all parts of the environment. It would kill everyone. (This is the demoralizing message of On the Beach and many similar pseudoscientific books and articles.)

Jan 14 10:12

Stephen Paddock’s previous address corresponds with unknown email contact

A previously registered address of the alleged 64-year-old gunman Stephen Paddock’s corresponds with an unknown email address contact in which Paddock exchanged back-and-forth dialogue in July of 2017 which investigators believe was connected to the Oct. 1 massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.

Jan 14 09:56

DHS restarts Obama-era DACA amnesty after judge’s ruling

Amazing! Trump isn't allowed to rescind an executive order.I have never seen such a weak President.

DACA is back up and running, Homeland Security announced this weekend, saying President Trump’s attempt to phase out the Obama-era deportation amnesty is on hold while they fight a court case that ordered them to begin accepting applications again.

Only those among the 800,000 or so previously approved can submit applications for renewal, under the judger’s order. And those covered by DACA will no longer be granted advance parole, which had become a shortcut pathway to citizenship in the Obama administration.

But U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it will otherwise restore DACA as it was on Sept. 5, before Mr. Trump decided on a six-month phaseout, saying the program was illegal.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48587.htm

Jan 14 09:46

FOR 38 TERRIFYING MINUTES, HAWAII EXPERIENCED (*PALESTINIAN) LIFE UNDER ROCKET THREAT

(*I had to correct the header . It's probably all TRUE , I'm not contesting the facts , but the Breitbart header implied , once again , Israel is who suffers over there , when they fire an over glorified bottle rocket into an empty space , causing no damage , and then blame it on The Palestinians )

Jan 14 09:27

Dem Support For Trump Surveillance Powers Proves “Resistance” Is Bull*hit

This author I think has got it right. We are being played with a big psyop!
By Caitlin Johnstone

January 13, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - The so-called “Resistance”, the think tank-generated campaign to continue the authentic grassroots energy from the Bernie Sanders campaign and artificially harness it to oppose Donald Trump, is bullshit. It always has been bullshit. It always will be bullshit.
The leaders of the “Resistance” do not oppose Donald Trump. They are Donald Trump dressed in drag.

This is a continuation of a standard trend in which “Resistance” leaders publicly claim that Trump is a traitor, an aspiring autocrat, a secret Nazi, dangerously incompetent and mentally ill, yet continue heaping godlike powers upon him anyway, like when they let the continued authorization of his unconstitutional AUMF war powers sail through unnoticed a few months ago. Their words say one thing, their actions say another.

Jan 14 09:11

Russian Journalists Blow Lid Off Alleged US Terrorist Training Network in Syria

The Pentagon was forced to go into full public relations mode late last month amid fresh allegations by the Russian General Staff that US instructors were providing training assistance for some 350 ex-Daesh (ISIS) militants at the US Army's al-Tanf garrison in the southern Syrian province of Homs. Chief of Staff General Valery Gerasimov accused Washington of intending to use the militants to create a so-called 'New Syrian Army', a military formation aimed at further destabilizing the war-torn country after Daesh had been defeated.

Jan 14 09:03

‘Don’t Be Evil’? Google Is Becoming A Police State

Back in the day, Google famously adopted the corporate motto, “Don’t be evil.” It hasn’t turned out so well.

The problem is that their motto didn’t define what constitutes evil, so it left an opening for narrow-minded zealots to commandeer company resources in a witch hunt against whatever they define as the forces of wickedness. That’s what has happened at Google, which has adopted a corporate culture of quasi-totalitarian ideological uniformity that it is now starting to impose on everyone who uses its services. Which is, let’s face it, pretty much everyone. For now.

Google’s internal culture has been laid bare by James Damore’s lawsuit alleging employment discrimination. The picture we get is a corporate culture of lockstep ideological uniformity, enforced by censorship, badgering, and blacklisting. Damore furnishes one note from a Google manager in 2015, addressed to “hostile voices.”

Jan 14 08:43

Federal Documents Reveal Stephen Paddock Had Likely Accomplices — And SEVEN Different Cellphones

On Friday a federal judge made public hundreds of pages of court documents that had been filed by the FBI in the days and weeks after the Las Vegas concert shooting.

The judge did so in response to a lawsuit filed by CNN and several media organizations.

Jan 14 08:42

Moby's "CIA Friends" Asked Him To Spread Word Of Trump-Russia Collusion On Facebook

Those friends Moby was talking about? Yeah, they worked for the CIA. And they allegedly wanted to enlist Moby’s help in spreading the word about the corrupt Trump administration because he had a larger social media following...

Jan 14 08:37

WSJ Calls For End To Trump Dossier "Silly Season" - Declassify It & Let The Public Decide

You can bet that the dossier spin is going to get even crazier, which is why it is so urgent that Congress move quickly to declassify core documents and release them to the public.

So long as those documents remain secret, dossier proponents can concoct whatever story they choose. It’s time to end the season of silly spin and begin one of accountability.

Jan 14 06:37

King Family civil trial verdict: Martin assassinated by US government. Video walkthrough of evidence, context to kill Dr. King’s million person occupation of DC until US illegal rogue state empire stopped War of Aggression on Vietnam

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.” – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

Dr. King’s 2-minute message to you (full 1967 speech to end the Vietnam War):

Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty of Martin’s assassination/wrongful death. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King Center fully documents the case, with full trial transcript (to more fully explain the following summary of trial evidence, here is the best article I’ve found).

Jan 14 04:16

Kremlin accuses U.S. of anti-Russia fearmongering after State Department travel warning

Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday accused the U.S. State Department of cultivating “blind fear of Russia among Americans” after the department issued a travel warning this week urging U.S. citizens to reconsider visits to the country.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova dismissed the travel warning, which included terrorism and harassment as serious concerns. She referred to it as an example of what the Kremlin has said repeatedly is a growing wave of Russophobia in Washington tied to allegations that Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

"In our opinion, this is another unsubstantiated statement, whose primary goal is to trigger another round of anti-Russian hysteria in the U.S., and to cultivate blind fear of Russia among Americans," she said during her weekly news conference.

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Jan 13 16:22

The Case of Judge Roy Moore, Proof of Deriliction of Duty is Why Sen. Mitch McConnell Must Resign.

If we don’t deal with election fraud , both the house and senate could be under democrat control with the voter fraud system intact. Sen Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are perfectly content with throwing the election to the Democrats to keep the power structure in DC intact.
That would be a major step back Making America great again

Jan 13 13:27

How Will President Trump Deal With A Rogue California Government Making the State a Third World S-hole?

The state of California government has gone rogue and out of control. What happens in California can have some major ramifications nationwide if something is not done to put the state government in check. The state Legislator has passed laws that go far beyond infringing on people’s personal liberties. What is going on in the state is a major train wreck getting ready to happen that could have been preventable.

Jan 13 13:22

Korea: Peace Breaks Out Despite McMaster

This isn’t just about the Olympics: it’s the beginning of a new phase in North-South relations, and the start of the decoupling process that was begun, ironically, by this President when he brought up the US-South Korean trade imbalance and raised the possibility during the presidential campaign of withdrawing US troops and having the South take care of their own defense. This no doubt got the South Koreans – particularly then candidate Moon – to thinking that maybe it’s time to strike out on a more independent course … and start putting Korea first.

Jan 13 11:32

Who or What Is Feeding the Unrest in Iran? Philip Giraldi

Given the history of foreign interventions in the Middle East, is the United States or Israel plausibly involved in the demonstrations?
The answer to that is both yes and no. There is considerable evidence that the United States and possibly Israel, joined by Saudi Arabia, have set up several command centers in Iraq and Afghanistan to support the protests. They have been using social networking as well as radio broadcasts to encourage the people to get out and demonstrate. One such station called AmadNews, broadcasting from outside Iran, called on demonstrators to attack police stations and government buildings. It appears to be a US government front manned by Persian speaking Israelis.

Jan 13 11:18

Hawaii missile warning a false alarm.

UPDATE: Shortly after I posted this blog entry, the attack siren system did go off. For a moment it did seem we were under an imminent missile attack. However, it turns out the Emergency Management people were running some kind of test of the system and made a mistake, allowing the test warning to go out live.

Jan 13 09:58

BEX ALERT - RUSSIAN DNC HACKERS ARE TARGETING THE US SENATE, CYBER FIRM SAYS

The Russian government-linked hacking group that breached the Democratic National Committee in advance of the 2016 elections is now targeting the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm reported Friday.

Beginning in June, the group, which the firm Trend Micro calls Pawn Storm, set up a phony version of a Senate log in page to con staffers into entering their credentials, according to the report.

The phony login page mimicked the Senate’s “active directory federation service,” which is similar to a universal sign-on page for all components of a Microsoft Windows-based system.

The real Senate directory is not accessible on the public internet, so the hacking group couldn’t simply take mistakenly entered credentials and use them to access Senate systems, Trend Micro said.

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