DICTATORSHIP | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


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Aug 09 09:59

Charter Cable Doesn't Want You to See This Political Campaign Ad

It’s not surprising that a cable company wouldn’t want to run an ad that criticizes it. But telecom giants choosing to censor ads they don’t like—as with a recent campaign ad that Charter refused to air—sets a disturbing precedent. It makes these companies as gatekeepers of election information, and in a post-net neutrality world could pave the way to giving Big Telecom a dystopian authority to dictate which political messages voters receive.

The ad in question is a 30 second spot from New York Democratic Congressional candidate Anthony Brindisi, a New York state representative.

“If you’re watching this ad on Spectrum cable, you’re getting ripped off,” Brindisi says while staring into the camera. “Spectrum has jacked up rates almost double. It’s why I fought to have the state take legal action against Spectrum. Congress needs to go after them, too.”

Aug 09 09:48

[Some] Americans Are Begging The Government And Corporations To End Free Speech

This week, internet giants like Facebook, Youtube, Spotify and others banned the notorious Alex Jones and InfoWars from their platforms, and the purge is enjoying widespread support among the left, which has made a reputation for itself as intolerant of differing opinions (last year, for example, a group of Antifa protesters beat one of our own Anti-Media reporters and destroyed his camera equipment at a rally simply because he was filming).

Aug 09 09:33

Facebook bans Gandhi quote as part of revisionist history purge

The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads:

"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.

This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook's censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a "final warning" that one more violation of their so-called "community guidelines" would result in our account being permanently deactivated.

Aug 09 09:29

Challenging the Lords of the Internet

The theme of today’s column is suppression – of antiwar voices, of news that doesn’t fit into preconceived narratives, and of our very ability to raise our voices in protest.

Aug 09 09:25

Alex Jones Makes NYT Headlines!

Aug 09 09:18

Americans! Read This Urgent Warning From Dr. James Dobson

What the professor told us remains in my memory today. He said the Nazi success was made possible by one primary factor. It was their complete and utter control of the means of communication. There was no internet or television at that time, of course, but what did exist reached every dimension of the nation. Radio was highly effective in those days, as were newspapers, films, speeches, books and magazines, posters, rallies and yes, public schools and universities. Every word spoken in Germany was scrutinized, and those who rejected Nazi lies publicly were often murdered or sent to concentration camps, from which most didn't return. Terror was the stock-in-trade of the Gestapo. It was a common occurrence for secret police to knock on the doors of anyone who didn't conform to the party line. An offender would be dragged outside and shot, leaving terrifying images and warnings for the neighbors to see. It told them what would happen if they also got out of line.

Aug 09 08:54

America’s Burgeoning Civil War

Make no mistake about it: America is already engaged in its second civil war. The decades-old left-right, conservative-liberal, Democrat-Republican paradigm that had (before Donald Trump’s election) almost evaporated is back—with a vengeance. In fact, it has turned into a full-fledged war. And it doesn’t matter to a tinker’s dam which side wins this war: Constitutional government and the Natural rights of man are the losers.

Aug 09 08:50

VIDEO: Expert, “If Trump Doesn’t Bust Up Monopolies, They’ll Bust Him”

Ezra Levant, CEO of Rebel Media, joins Paul Joseph Watson to discuss the escalating net-censorship, and he issues a dire warning to President Trump with Former President Theodore Roosevelt in mind.

Aug 09 08:41

The InfoWars Bans Aren’t About Alex Jones, They’re About Big Tech’s Control Over What We See

This is about what it means for our society if a few tech companies should be able to decide for everyone what information is available, and what is over the line.

Aug 09 08:33

Twitter Suspends Peter Van Buren Forever

Some readers are aware I have been permanently suspended from Twitter as @wemeantwell.

This followed exchanges with several mainstream journalists over their support for America’s wars and unwillingness to challenge the lies of government. After two days of silence, Twitter sent me an auto-response saying what I wrote “harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence someone else’s voice.”

I don’t think I did any of that, and I wish you didn’t have to accept my word on it. I wish instead you could read what I wrote and decide for yourself. But Twitter won’t allow that. Twitter says you cannot read and make up your own mind. They have in fact eliminated all the things I have ever written there over seven years, disappeared me down the Memory Hole. That’s what censorship does; it takes the power to decide what is right and wrong away from you and gives it to someone else.

Aug 09 08:32

Apple, Google, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter Subvert the US Constitution, Free Speech, and American Liberty

The coordinated attack on widely watched Info Wars host Alex Jones by Apple, Facebook, Google/Youtube, and Spotify is all the proof that we need that the total failure to enforce America’s anti-trust laws has produced unaccountably powerful firms that are able to exercise far more censorship, not only in America but also abroad among Washington’s vassal states, than the Nazi Gestapo or Stalin’s NKVD were ever able to achieve.

Recently the progressive Rob Kall and I discussed on his show the implications of a trillion dollar company, which Apple now is. A day or two afterward, Rob Kall wrote an article on his website OpEdNews in which he made a case that a trillion dollar company had too much power for our continuation as a free people. I agree with him. Only 16 countries out of 195 countries in the world, a mere 0.08 percent, have a GDP equal to or larger than one trillion dollars.

Aug 09 08:29

Institutionalizing Intolerance: Bullies Win, Freedom Suffers When We Can’t Agree to Disagree

As America has become ever more polarized, and those polarized factions have become more militant and less inclined to listen to—or even allow for the existence of—other viewpoints, we are fast becoming a nation of people who just can’t get along.

Here’s the thing: if Americans don’t learn how to get along—at the very least, agreeing to disagree and respecting each other’s right to subscribe to beliefs and opinions that may be offensive, hateful, intolerant or merely different—then we’re going to soon find that we have no rights whatsoever (to speak, assemble, agree, disagree, protest, opt in, opt out, or forge our own paths as individuals).

In such an environment, when we can’t agree to disagree, the bullies (on both sides) win and freedom suffers.

Intolerance, once the domain of the politically correct and self-righteous, has been institutionalized, normalized and politicized.

Aug 09 08:26

FLASHBACK - Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

IN SEPTEMBER OF last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.” The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked — came after Israel threatened Facebook that its failure to voluntarily comply with Israeli deletion orders would result in the enactment of laws requiring Facebook to do so, upon pain of being severely fined or even blocked in the country.

Aug 09 08:26

Taibbi: Beware the Slippery Slope of Facebook Censorship

You may have seen a story this week detailing how Facebook shut down a series of accounts. As noted by Politico, Facebook claimed these accounts “sought to inflame social and political tensions in the United States, and said their activity was similar — and in some cases connected — to that of Russian accounts during the 2016 election.”

Similar? What does “similar” mean?

The death-pit for civil liberties is usually found in a combination of fringe/unpopular people or ideas and a national security emergency.

This is where we are with this unsettling new confab of Facebook, Congress and the Trump administration.

Aug 08 17:17

Bankrupt America: Bankruptcy Soars As The Country Grapples With An Unprecedented Debt Problem

America, you officially have a debt problem, and I am not just talking about the national debt. Consumer bankruptcies are surging, corporate debt has doubled since the last financial crisis, state and local government debt loads have never been higher, and the federal government has been adding more than a trillion dollars a year to the federal debt ever since Barack Obama entered the White House. We have been on the greatest debt binge in human history, and it has enabled us to enjoy our ridiculously high standard of living for far longer than we deserved. Many of us have been sounding the alarm about our debt problem for a very long time, but now even the mainstream news is freaking out about it. I have a feeling that they just want something else to hammer President Trump over the head with, but they are actually speaking the truth when they say that we are facing an unprecedented debt crisis.

Aug 08 17:07

17-minute video: QAnon basics of what, who, why, how, when, where, with documentation of ongoing US .01% Deep/Rogue State crimes annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Jordan Sather’s 17-minute briefing on QAnon:

45,000 sealed federal criminal indictments, Congressperson McKinney’s 15-minute brief on Deep/Rogue State

From November 2017 until the end of July 2018, 45,468 sealed federal indictments are entered and waiting to be unsealed:

With my documentation of the progression of these sealed indictments, possible meanings, and analysis here, please consider 6-term Congressperson and Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney’s 15 minutes to explain who and what the Deep State is from her June 2018 Red Pill Expo talk (excludes 3 minutes of introductory remarks):

Documentation of Cynthia’s factual claims:

Some of Cynthia’s facts I’m fully confident to document as objectively accurate and independently verifiable for anyone caring to look:

Aug 08 15:53

Cops Called To Take Down A Kid’s Lending Library

It’s a good thing police showed up to scare the freedoms away when they did. By the time they broke up the scene, a few neighborhood kids and a teacher had already benefited by relaxing with a book. Talk about total anarchy.

Aug 08 15:13

Institutionalizing Intolerance: Bullies Win, Freedom Suffers When We Can’t Agree to Disagree

Intolerance, once the domain of the politically correct and self-righteous, has been institutionalized, normalized and politicized. Even those who dare to defend speech that may be unpopular or hateful as a constitutional right are now accused of “weaponizing the First Amendment.”

Aug 08 14:55

The Social Media Purge

The state and its cronyist friends have built a world that seeks to silence our perspectives. We must recognize that arguments and content mean nothing if conduits for disseminating them are shut down.

Aug 08 14:31

The Deep State Intends To Destroy Alex Jones—Don’t Let Them

Fabricated, unwarranted lawsuits are being used in an effort to shut down Alex Jones who raises too many issues that those who rule us do not want raised. At times Alex can be over the top, but overall he has spread a lot of awareness of events that otherwise would have received no notice.

There is no doubt whatsoever of William Binney’s expertise and integrity. This hour long interview with him is posted on Info Wars, not on CNN, BBC, MSNBC, NPR, or Fox News. It is not printed in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times or the Washington Post.

Aug 08 14:09

COPS GO TO WRONG HOUSE, KILL INNOCENT MAN, RECEIVE A FREE PASS FROM LOCAL GRAND JURY

The PD refused to release the name of the officer to the family. The city refused to apologize or offer to fix the damage caused by officers when they raided the wrong house during a domestic assault call. The autopsy report on Lopez took a year to complete and was, at best, lousy: three pages, minimally-detailed, when most autopsy reports run at least 10 pages. (Even the prosecutor who failed to get an indictment seemed underwhelmed by the report: "There's nothing in it, honestly.")

Aug 08 12:29

We NEED To Talk About The PURGE Of ALEX JONES!

Press For Truth

Aug 08 11:06

WikiLeaks?: Twitter kills off US State Department / Iraq war whistleblower Peter Van Buren and the seven year record of his tweets.

Some readers are aware I have been permanently suspended from Twitter as @wemeantwell.

This followed exchanges with several mainstream journalists over their support for America’s wars and unwillingness to challenge the lies of government. After two days of silence, Twitter sent me an auto-response saying what I wrote “harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence someone else’s voice.”

I don’t think I did any of that, and I wish you didn’t have to accept my word on it. I wish instead you could read what I wrote and decide for yourself. But Twitter won’t allow that. Twitter says you cannot read and make up your own mind. They have in fact eliminated all the things I have ever written there over seven years, disappeared me down the Memory Hole. That’s what censorship does; it takes the power to decide what is right and wrong away from you and gives it to someone else.

Aug 08 10:52

Is Democratic Senator Mark Warner The Mastermind Behind Weaponizing US Tech Giants?

Let’s be clear about something up front because it’s extremely important. This narrative that three tech giants, Apple, Google and Facebook all decided independently and simultaneously to de-platform Alex Jones without any threats or pressure from U.S. politicians and other powerful forces behind the scenes is pure fantasy. This isn’t private companies doing that private company thing, this is Silicon Valley oligarchs making a decision to appease politicians and the status quo system which made them billionaires in order to avoid regulation.

I’ve been warning about this for a long time, but let’s revisit something the late Robert Parry noted in September of last year.

Aug 08 09:43

CENSORED: DISQUS BANS INFOWARS, ENTIRE ALEX JONES NETWORK OF WEBSITES

Big Tech has declared total war on Alex Jones and free speech just four months before the midterms.

Disqus banned Infowars, Prison Planet, Infowars Europe, Newswars and Alex Jones’s entire network of websites from using their comment system on Tuesday night.

Disqus sent Alex Jones a vague message saying they banned him for being “in violation” of their terms of service.

Aug 08 09:42

ALERT: Northerntruthseeker's blog has been taken down!

Just got this comment from NTS (Northerntruthseeker):
Jody... I have had my blog removed once again for "violation" of Google's "policies"... It is most probably for my last post where I reflected what Lasha Darkmoon stated over at her blog...

FYI, the title of NTS's post was "Thou Shalt Not Doubt The Holocaust."

Aug 08 08:31

Vietnam Activists Flock To 'Safe' Social Media After Cyber Crackdown

Tens of thousands of Vietnamese social media users are flocking to self-professed free speech platform Minds to avoid tough internet controls in a new cybersecurity law, activists and the company told AFP.
The draconian law requires internet companies to scrub critical content and hand over user data if Vietnam's Communist government demands it.

The bill, which comes into effect January 1, sparked outcry from activists who say it is a chokehold on free speech in a country where there is no independent press and where Facebook is a crucial lifeline for bloggers.

The world's leading social media site has 53 million users in Vietnam, a country of 93 million.

Many activists are now turning to Minds, a US-based open-source platform, fearing Facebook could be complying with the new rules.

Aug 08 08:25

Facebook Bans InfoWars, but Keeps Antifa, Louis Farrakhan

Facebook banned InfoWars from its platform, yet many leftist pages with far worse content still remain.

Facebook’s explanation for the InfoWars ban claims that the site posts material which “glorifies violence,” and also uses “dehumanizing language.”

Aug 08 08:12

Silicon Valley titans launch censorship tsunami against critics deemed offensive

The banning of InfoWars chief Alex Jones from Facebook, Apple and Spotify is only one of many recent instances of tech giants and social media platforms censoring conservative voices, reports said.

One such voice is a woman running for Congress who detailed her family’s survival in Cambodia under the genocidal communist Khmer Rouge.

Jones wrote on Twitter, a platform he had yet to be banned from: “We’ve been banned completely on Facebook, Apple, & Spotify. What conservative news outlet will be next?”

Aug 08 08:11

PURGED: Facebook Permanently Bans Inforwars After Intense Lobbying by Mainstream Media Competitors

There's a war on for you mind. The establishment extracts billions in corporate and taxpayer monies to fight it, why would they balk at purging the media space by outright political censorship?

Aug 08 06:48

Alex Jones and the rise of corporate censorship

For good or ill, the social-media sphere is the new public sphere. The expulsion of people from these platforms is to 2018 what a state ban on the publication or sale of certain books was to 1618. How can we convince the owners of social media to permit the freest speech possible and to trust their users to negotiate the world of ideas for themselves? This is the question we should be asking ourselves, rather than concocting more ways to encourage these corporate overlords to censor and blacklist.

Aug 08 06:21

‘Truth is treason in empire of lies’: Ron Paul on Big Tech censorship

After the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute got suspended on Twitter, the former congressman from Texas told RT that social media crackdowns are part of a broader effort to silence dissent in the US.

While social media could be a “real delight” and very informative, the biggest role social networks are playing is “working with the government,” Ron Paul told RT on Tuesday. The government is indirectly regulating speech through companies like Twitter and Facebook, he added.

“You get accused of treasonous activity and treasonous speech because in an empire of lies the truth is treason,” Paul said. “Challenging the status quo is what they can’t stand and it unnerves them, so they have to silence people.”

Aug 08 00:16

Colleges: A Force for Evil

Over 50 percent say colleges should prohibit speech and viewpoints that might offend certain people (http://tinyurl.com/yayxt45u). Contempt for the First Amendment and other constitutional guarantees is probably shared by the students’ high school teachers, as well as many college professors.

Aug 07 23:49

Here’s Why 3D Printing Guns Are A Win For World Peace And A Potential Death Blow To Tyranny

As the debate continues about whether or not 3D-printed firearm plans should be banned, even the ostensible pro-2nd Amendment folks are worried that shooting rampages will occur as a result of these plans being published online. But the reality is far different.

Aug 07 23:43

Twitter Suspends Libertarian Accounts, Including Ron Paul Institute Director

One day after what appeared to be a coordinated attack by media giants Facebook, Apple, Spotify and Google on Alex Jones, whose various social media accounts were banned or suspended in a matter of hours, the crackdown against alternative media figures continued as several Libertarian figures, including the Ron Paul Institute director, found their Twitter accounts suspended.

Aug 07 23:36

Now That Facebook, YouTube And Apple Have Come For Alex Jones, They Will Start Coming After The Rest Of Us

We were supposed to understand that if they can do this to Alex Jones, they can do it to any of us, and so we better shut up and fall in line. I can’t even begin to tell you how sick I feel right now. The big tech giants have made it abundantly clear how they feel about all of us, and there is no future for alternative points of view on any of their platforms.

Aug 07 18:35

Hypocritical Liberal Media and Activists Now Pressuring Periscope to Drop Infowars

Soros-backed Media Matters for America, the far-left attack dog that gives marching orders for other Democrat media, is now digging up old tweets and videos to pressure Periscope into dropping Infowars.

The move comes just after Democrats insisted that this was an unethical tactic when used by the right to call out James Gunn for his pro-pedophilia “jokes” and New York Times writer Sarah Jeong for her extreme racism.

Aug 07 16:03

Emboldened by Their Successful Deplatforming of Infowars — Democrats Start Push to Stamp Out FOX News

Didn’t Stalin do this?

As we have reported numerous times Facebook is already working overtime to eliminate conservative content from their platform.

A Gateway Pundit June study of top conservative news outlets found that Facebook has eliminated 93% of traffic to top conservative websites.

Aug 07 15:44

Alex Jones' Infowars removed from LinkedIn and MailChimp, still up on Instagram and Twitter

After we inquired this afternoon about the Infowars company page, LinkedIn responded that it has removed the page from its platform.

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Pinterest took down Infowars' page on Monday after multiple people flagged the conspiracy theory account to the company.

Aug 07 15:07

Donald Trump Jr. Reacts To Infowars Censorship:

‘Really About Purging All Conservative Media’

Aug 07 12:26

Eerie Censorship Precedent: Big Tech Proves Alex Jones’ Motto Correct - Mac Slavo

The banning of Alex Jones’ YouTube channel has just set a dangerous precedent for free speech. Big tech has just proven they are no friend of free speech, by censoring those with whom they disagree while simultaneously proving Jones correct.

Jones had a large following on YouTube, about 2.5 subscribers. The owner and creator of InfoWars has often been derided by establishment media as a conspiracy theorist. Yet on Monday, Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook has actually proven the motto of his show correct: “There’s a war on for your mind!” By blocking or deleting InfoWars accounts from their platforms, saying he allegedly engaged in “hate speech” and violated their “community standards,” they’ve proven that they prefer the government approved official narrative to free thinking and free will.

Apparently, people don’t get to decide what information they are exposed to, Big Tech will do it for us.

Aug 07 12:23

'PetroYuan' Futures Surge Limit-Up To Record High As US Sanctions Hit Iran

China's 'petroyuan' oil futures contract spiked tonight by 5% (their daily limit) to a new record high, coinciding with the re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran.

The first of two rounds of US sanctions kicked in at 12:01 am (0431 GMT), targeting Iran's access to US banknotes and key industries, including cars and carpets.

This is the biggest daily move in China's oil futures since the contract's inception in March to a new high of CNY537.2...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one of the moments President Trump may well have remembered the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for."

Aug 07 12:22

UK: Discrimination Against Christian Refugees

The British government appears recently to have decided that it would like to give the impression that it cares about persecuted Christians. Prime Minister Theresa May said in Parliament on July 18:

"As a Government we stand with persecuted Christians all over the world and will continue to support them."

The British Government even recently appointed its first Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief with Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, a former minister, filling the post.

Perhaps the UK should not be so quick to preach to others, when it does not appear to be doing much at home to help Syrian Christians, who have been among the most persecuted for their faith since the civil war in Syria began seven years ago:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saying something, then doing the polar opposite of what was actually said, is pretty routine for the British government.

Aug 07 12:16

NATO To Set Up Its First Air Base In Western Balkans

NATO believes that the Western Balkans is a region of strategic importance. The summit that was held July 11-12 specifically expressed support for the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the Balkan countries. Macedonia was officially invited to join the alliance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color Russia deeply unhappy about this potential turn of events in Macedonia.

Aug 07 12:11

Goldman Warns Turkish Banks Will Be Wiped Out If Lira Hits 7.1

After its worst day in 10 years, the Turkish Lira's early rebound is already starting to fade amid denied rumors of US officials predicting Lira's demise, a record high yield at its bond auction, and Goldman warning of the collapse of Turkey's financial system.

With tensions remaining high, the U.S. Embassy in Turkey has denied news in Turkish media that a U.S. official predicted the lira would weaken to 7 per dollar, calling the claim an entirely baseless "lie." In two tweets, the Embassy said:

"Despite current tensions, the United States continues to be a solid friend and ally of Turkey. Our countries have a vibrant economic relationship."

"For this reason, it is unfortunate and disturbing that an American official, who estimates that the U.S. dollar will be $7 TL, is completely unfounded and irresponsible in the Turkish media. It's a fabricated and baseless lie."

Aug 07 12:09

Blowback: UniCredit Becomes First Major Corporation To Sever Ties With Facebook Over Ethics

Facebook has lost a major advertiser, UniCredit SpA, which has severed all ties alleging that the social media giant hasn't acted ethically, reports Bloomberg - which notes that "other large companies" may follow suit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on UniCredit, and may many other large advertisers on Facebook follow suit!!

Aug 07 11:53

US Abandons Oil Sanctions To Avoid Owning Venezuela's Collapse

Industry collapse
The downfall of Venezuela’s chief industry, coupled with International Monetary Fund predictions that inflation in the country will skyrocket to 1 million percent by the end of this year, have created an unusual scenario, in which Maduro may even welcome US sanctions on its oil sector. As Venezuela’s economy continues to unravel, leading to surging prices and rampant hunger, Maduro could try to pin the blame on sanctions.

“If you break it, you buy it,” said George David Banks, a former international energy and environment adviser to President Trump. “The White House doesn’t want to own this crisis.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, but a drone strike nearly killing President Maduro is PERFECTLY OK!!!"
-Official White Horse Souse.

Aug 07 11:46

Ilargi Meijer: Assange, Infowars, & The Constitution

And if Facebook, Google, Apple, Spotify and Pinterest -all within hours of each other-, think it’s a good idea to ban Jones regardless, they had better do a lot better than saying something about violating their ‘community standards’. They should identify specific instances where these alleged violations take place, and identify them publicly.

Politicians and secret agents alike have long recognized the potential Big Tech offers for controlling their populations. Long before those populations themselves have recognized the danger embedded in this potential. The treatment of Julian Assange and Infowars, 180º different as they are, puts all this in very sharp perspective.

Aug 07 11:44

DOJ Ordered To Preserve Comey Email Records

The Department of Justice has been ordered by a federal court to preserve federal records from the personal email accounts of former FBI Director James Comey, following a joint motion by the Daily Caller and Judicial Watch to compel the preservation.

In granting the motion for a preservation order, the court ruled:

[T]he Court will allow [the DOJ] until September 28, 2018 to complete its review and release of any responsive, non-exempt records to Plaintiffs. That being said, [the DOJ] is also ORDERED to make rolling productions between today and September 28, 2018, at reasonable intervals, of any records that are reviewed and found to be responsive and non-exempt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, I am SURE that the DOJ, consisting now of such politicized, hopelessly corrupt beings that they are will "preserve evidence" - of some of what they have not already destroyed.

Aug 07 11:35

Apple could be used as a 'bargaining chip' in the trade war, Chinese state media warns

Chinese state media: Apple could be used as a 'bargaining chip' in the trade war
1 Hour Ago | 01:05
Apple has benefited from cheap labor and a strong supply chain in China and needs to share more of its profit with the Chinese people or face "anger and nationalist sentiment" amid the ongoing trade war, an article in the state-backed People's Daily warned Tuesday. The article originally appeared in another state-backed publication, Global Times, last week.

The opinion piece highlights how Apple made $9.6 billion in revenues in China in the June quarter, which helped the U.S. giant to recently hit a $1 trillion valuation.

But the continuing trade war between the U.S. and China could leave Apple and other U.S. firms vulnerable as "bargaining chips" for Beijing, according to the article.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "defy" has been hurled by the Chinese government; it will be interesting to see how President Trump responds.

Aug 07 11:33

New Poll: 43% of Republicans Want to Give Trump the Power to Shut Down Media

Freedom of the press may be guaranteed in the Constitution. But a plurality of Republicans want to give President Trump the authority to close down certain news outlets, according to a new public opinion survey conducted by Ipsos and provided exclusively to The Daily Beast.

The findings present a sobering picture for the fourth estate, with respondents showing diminished trust in the media and increased support for punitive measures against its members. They also illustrate the extent to which Trump’s anti-press drumbeat has shaped public opinion about the role the media plays in covering his administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting; these people seem to be talking about the corporate presstitutes and waresspondents, rather than about the independent media, which frequently does get it right.

Aug 07 11:30

‘Survival of our democracy’ depends on banning sites like InfoWars, Dem senator says

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is calling on other tech companies to ban more sites like InfoWars, and says the survival of American democracy depends on it.

“Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it,” Murphy tweeted Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sen. Chris Murphy, apparently, is for total internet censorship, including WRH.

But Senator Murphy, I can assure you, even if our site if very different from that of Alex Jones, if you attempt to censor the truth tellers out of existence, they will find other alternatives for getting their voices heard.

You are probably very unhappy about the stories I've put up today, Regarding Dianne Feinstein's "China Connection", and the real reason Cliven Bundy's ranch was at risk (Democratic Senator Harry Reid wanted to give it to his top donor), but you will be very surprised at the ingenuity independent blogs have for discovering outlets we can find for getting the truth out there, even if it is... unflattering to your Party.

And by the way, Senator: why did Hillary Clinton feel it was perfectly all right to pose in front of the White House Christmas tree with a convicted drug dealer Jorge Cabrera?!?

Hillary Clinton posing with drug dealer Jorge Cabrera

Were I you, I would be squirming in my seat, at the telling nature of the video I have just posted.

Aug 07 11:08

USS Liberty Survivor Joe Meadors Witnesses Israeli Violence Against Gaza Freedom Flotilla

On June 8, 1967, U.S. Navy Signalman Joe Meadors was standing watch on the USS Liberty off the coast of Gaza. In an aerial and sea attack on the USS Liberty that lasted 90 minutes, the Israeli military killed 34 U.S. sailors and wounded 174. Signalman Meadors watched the Israeli military almost sink the ship including Israeli forces machine gunning lifeboats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why the embracing of BDS is so critically important for the rest of the world to do.

It appears as though the IDF really wanted to make martyrs of these flotilla volunteers, and in the case of the Captain, may have very nearly succeeded.

Aug 07 11:04

Settlers Destroy 2,000+ Palestinian-owned Trees and Vines, Backed by Israeli Authorities

In just over two months, from the beginning of May to 7 July 2018, B’Tselem documented 10 instances in which settlers destroyed a total of more than 2,000 trees and grapevines and burned down a barley field and bales of hay. In some places, the settlers left behind them graffiti slogans in Hebrew, reading “No to farmer terrorism” and “”There’s not place we won’t reach”. Some of the farmers had already suffered settler violence in recent years.

While this high incidence of the assaults is unusual, the phenomenon itself has long since become routine in the West Bank. Settler violence and vandalism takes place with full backing by the Israeli authorities. Sometimes soldiers take part in the assault; at other times, they stand idly by. The police makes no substantial effort to investigate the incidents, nor takes measures to prevent them or stop them in real time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, yeah: Israel, the "only democracy in the Middle East": give me a break, please, when Palestinian rights are violated daily, and with absolute impunity by the illegal settlers, completely supported by Tel Aviv.

Aug 07 11:01

Three Reasons Why ‘Fire and Fury’ Won’t Work with Iran

What follows are major reasons why Trump is wrong if he thinks Iran will accede to his demands that it renegotiate a nuclear agreement with the United States to replace the JCPOA.

Reason One: Iran Isn’t Breaking the Law.

Reason Two: Iran Doesn’t Have to Win to Win.

Reason Three: Religious Democracy.

Donald Trump lives in a transactional universe where everything can be dealt away. While this approach might work with New York City real estate and may even have limited application in international affairs, it fails where issues derived from intangible principles—something that cannot be monetized—are at stake.

Aug 07 10:56

Eyewitness onboard boat to Gaza says Israeli forces beat passengers and stole thousands of dollars, antibiotics during raid

The last leg of the journey of al-Awda (the boat of return) was scheduled to reach Gaza on 29 July 2018. We were on target to reach Gaza that evening. There are 22 on board including crew with $15,000 of antibiotics and bandages for Gaza. At 12.31 p.m. we received a missed call from a number beginning with +81… Mikkel was steering the boat at that time. The phone rang again with the message that we were trespassing into Israeli waters. Mikkel replied that we were in International waters and had right of innocent passage according to maritime laws. The accusation of trespassing was repeated again and again with Mikkel repeating the message that we were sailing in international waters. This carried on for about half an hour, while al-Awda was 42 nautical miles from the coast of Gaza.

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I hope the governments of those countries represented by the volunteers in this flotilla will immediately remove recognition of the state of Israel, stop trading with them, and support the BDS Movement; until these actions happen, these incidents will repeat, ad nauseum.

Aug 07 10:49

Will The Trump Administration Attack Iran?

For the moment, it appears that the Trump administration strategy—if such a term can be applied to a government headed by Donald Trump—is to step up economic pressure and propaganda against Iran, while reaching out to internal opponents of the regime and perhaps providing covert support at some point, if it is not doing so already. Even short of direct military action, this approach is both incoherent and dangerous. Squeezing Iran’s economy is likely to raise gas prices in the United States, and the Trump administration’s trade war against the very countries it needs to help isolate Iran economically does not offer great hopes for success on that front. But when economic pressure and indirect action don’t have the desired effect, what comes next?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hartung missed one very critical factor, in an otherwise excellent reporting job; and that is the enormous pressure Israel's Netanyahu and Sheldon Adelson are placing on President Trump to go to war against Iran, and that is a momentous factor here, as was their cheer-leading to destroy Iraq, and advocate for its partition.

Aug 07 10:44

Yemen War’s Death Toll Largely Goes Uncounted

Since the Saudi invasion of Yemen in 2015 a lot of people have died. Saudi airstrikes have killed thousands of civilians. Huge numbers of combatants have died. Starvation and lack of medicine has taken many, many more. Yemen even saw the worst cholera epidemic in human history.

There hasn’t been an official estimate since, and while that reflects the reality that we just don’t know how many people are dying in Yemen, it also reflects what appears to be limited interest, at least among official agencies, in pinning that figure down.

Saudi Arabia is likely a big part of that, as many of the regular airstrikes where the Saudis kill scores of civilians are denied by the Saudis to have happened. Since the Saudis have managed to keep the UN from investigating their war crimes, it would follow that they prefer not to have gaudy official figures being thrown around to answer for.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Saudis and the US government are excellent at buying silence, however that works out: money, threats, infulenc

I, however, as a Christian pacifist activist, refuse to remain silent, and am compelled to bear witness to the war crimes in which the US is enabling Saudi Arabia. So, folks, this is what the US and Saudi Arabia are doing, in your names, and with your tax dollars in Yemen: (warning: graphic images)

Images: Yemeni children murdered by Saudi bombing runs

Images: Yemeni children starving to death, due to Saudi/US port blockades

All of the above is being done in your name, and with your tax dollars: doesn't it make you proud to be an American?!?

Doesn't it?!?

Unfortunately, Mike and I are both too old - and too broke - to emigrate to a country which does not indulge in war crimes; but right now, I truly wish we could.

Aug 07 10:43

An interesting question: why didn’t the FBI treat candidate Trump the same way it treated Sen. Feinstein?

Donald and the Di-Spy
The point Trump should have made about Sen. Feinstein and the FBI.

Aug 07 10:30

The War Before the Iran War

Tucker Carlson has impeccable conservative credentials.

When Tucker talks, the president listens.

That’s why his commentary last week on Iran is so important.

Carlson initially supported the Iraq War but then became disenchanted about a year later, along with many others who’d ordered a cakewalk and received a quagmire instead. Now Carlson is warning Trump not to go down the same road as George W. Bush.

"If there’s one thing that Washington loves more than open borders and fat lobbying contracts, it’s pointless wars half a world away. Contractors get rich. Neocon intellectuals feel powerful. Bill Kristol, Max Boot, and Nancy Pelosi agree on one thing: War is good as long as the war does not help the United States. …

We are moving toward, however slowly, some kind of confrontation with Iran. And that should worry everybody, but it should especially be of concern to anyone who supported the president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hairy, indeed.

And what I am predicting, given President Trump's "drop dead date" past which he has commanded the world to no longer buy Iranian crude, is that some action by the US and Israel is going to happen some time on, or right after that date, 4 November, just two days before the US US mid-term elections.

Such a war may well be an unmitigated disaster for the US military, as at this moment in its history, it does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome here; and that goes double strength, if Russia decides to join the fray on Iran's side.

Aug 07 10:23

What?! "The Broward County School Board asked a judge to hold the South Florida @SunSentinel and two of its reporters in contempt

of court over the publication of a report about the Parkland shooter’s years within the school system."

The School Board alleges the newspaper intentionally published information it knew a judge had ordered to be redacted.

Aug 07 10:21

Black conservative Candace Owens attacked by Antifa mob

Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk, two leaders of the pro-Trump student group Turning Point USA, were mobbed and harassed by ‘Antifa’ activists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Video shared by the pair show them harassed by ‘antifa’ activists, several of whom cover their faces, as they were eating breakfast in Philadelphia on Monday morning.

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Welcome to Congressional Representative Maxine Waters' Amerika!!

Aug 07 10:18

Coincidence? Feinstein Employed Chinese Spy For 20 Years as Her Husband Raked in Millions in Chinese Business

New details were released this week on how California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein had a Communist Chinese spy by her side for nearly 20 years.
Feinstein reportedly ‘found out’ that her staffer was a Chinese spy in 2013–while she was the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee–RIGHT, OK.

The Chinese spy who worked for Senator Dianne Feinstein was identified on Monday night.

The Daily Caller reported the name of the spy is Russell Lowe.
Russell Lowe was Senator Feinsein’s office manager.

Dianne Feinstein and her 3rd husband Richard Blum whom she married in 1980 made MILLIONS off of their financial interests in China.
Richard Blum made millions of dollars off of his Chinese investments–his investments in China flourished after his wife, Dianne Feinstein became a US Senator in 1992.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these charges prove true, Feinstein should be tried, convicted by a jury of her peers, and spend the rest of her miserable life, doing hard time in prison.

But we know that won't happen, right , at least not until pigs discover that they have become aerodynamic, right?!? The elite rarely eat their own.

Aug 07 10:14

JUST IN: TOMMY ROBINSON BANNED FROM INSTAGRAM

Alex Jones and Infowars have been banned from Spotify, Apple, Facebook, and now YouTube, but the social media giant Instagram has now joined in the censorship of conservatives and anyone considered right of center. Tommy Robinson’s account on Instagram has been deleted.

Big League Politics’ own Peter D’Abrosca tweeted a screenshot earlier showing that when one tries to search for Robinson’s account on Instagram,(realtommyrobinson), the search comes back with the result “user not found.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given the dictatorship and electronic shunning of the unhinged Left in both the US and UK, it was only a matter of time before this happened.

Aug 07 10:12

Robert Steele: YouTube, Facebook, Apple Digitally Assassinate Alex Jones and InfoWars — Attorney General Needs to Act or Resign

False flag operations are real. I ran one for the CIA. Obama functionaries admitted to colleagues that Sandy Hook was a FEMA drill with an anti-gun agenda. The digital assassination of Alex Jones is partly motivated by the stark fear of the Zionists in being found out for 9/11. We are now full on into a war for the soul of America. 9/11 Truth is the starting point for winning that war; I pray that President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association step up to the plate and hit a home run. YouTube, Apple, and Facebook (all of whom use the Anti-Defamation League — the Zionist secret police — as their “trusted flagger”) are on the wrong side of the law (Title 7, Common Carrier) and the wrong side of God. I give praise to God for these corrupt controlled elements of the Deep State and its Zionist underbelly giving the President a chance to shut all three companies down by any means necessary.

Aug 07 10:11

HERE ARE 410 MOVIES MADE UNDER THE DIRECT INFLUENCE AND SUPERVISION OF THE PENTAGON

And what's more, unlike in authoritarian systems, in the West it is the consumers that are actually willing, if perhaps unwitting, participants in state propaganda. The Outline report continues:

Certainly, the content has alternative, sincere agendas, too, but it’s the giant, amorphous market of consumers that has called it forth. That’s the difference between our propaganda and everyone else’s. In autocratic regimes, a government-backed entity pushes it onto indifferent or unwilling consumers. In America, we, the consumers, happily demand it.

Below is a merely partial list of films in alphabetical order that had Pentagon involvement either during the script or production phase, according to declassified US government documents. Amazingly the list of 410 movies is but half of the total number (for example, Zero Dark Thirty and some other prominent ones are not on there) and was compiled by the FOIA investigative website Spy Culture.

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WOW!!!

Aug 07 10:07

DOLLAR DICTATORSHIP THE FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN EMPIRE - IRAN'S AHMADINEJAD

Former two-term Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the dollar is one of the major pillars of US dominance over global finance and trade. He has called for change in the current world order.

“Things need to change, current orders should be reordered,” the former leader of the Islamic Republic tweeted on Monday, hours before the first round of the US sanctions came into effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hate it when I guy I don't particularly like, is absolutely, undeniably correct in his assessment.

But dedollarization is continuing apace, with Russia and China using domestic currencies in place of the dollar, and China softening its currency in order to make it a more attractive medium of trade.

Aug 07 10:02

EVEN THE FBI AGREES: WHEN UNDERCOVER AGENTS POSE AS JOURNALISTS, IT HURTS REAL JOURNALISTS’ WORK

THE FBI DOESN’T want the public to know more about how its agents pose as journalists during undercover investigations.

But, in a federal court case, Justice Department lawyers confirmed the most significant criticism of the controversial practice. The government acknowledged in a court filing that FBI agents who pretend to be journalists create a chilling effect, making it harder for real journalists to gain trust and cooperation from sources.

The astonishing admission came as the FBI attempted to fend off litigation from Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, which has filed requests for documents under the Freedom of Information Act.

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The point with Cliven Bundy was to have made him come off like a kook, or idiot, in his stand against the BLM, and the FBI, I am quite certain, worked as hard as they could to make him appear as that.

The Irony of Cliven Bundy's "Unconstitutional Stand"

The charges against Bundy were dismissed in January of 2018:

Charges against Cliven Bundy Dismissed

But the following is the real reason the BLM went after the Bundy land, courtesy of some exemplary work by Dana Loesch, from "The Dana Show" in 2014:
The real story of the Bundy Ranch

Senator Harry Reid wanted to expropriate the Bundy land for his top donor, Harvey Whittemore.

This article goes on to state:

"A tortoise isn’t the reason why BLM is harassing a 67 year-old rancher. They want his land. The tortoise wasn’t of concern when Harry Reid worked BLM to literally change the boundaries of the tortoise’s habitat to accommodate the development of his top donor, Harvey Whittemore. Whittemore was convicted of illegal campaign contributions to Senator Reid. Reid’s former senior adviser is now the head of BLM. Reid is accused of using the new BLM chief as a puppet to control Nevada land (already over 84% of which is owned by the federal government) and pay back special interests. BLM has proven that they’ve a situational concern for the desert tortoise as they’ve had no problem waiving their rules concerning wind or solar power development. Clearly these developments have vastly affected a tortoise habitat more than a century-old, quasi-homesteading grazing area. If only Clive Bundy were a big Reid donor."

Aug 07 09:46

New school security measures require mental health disclosure

Sounds good, right? But it’s the unintended consequences of the shared information that others are concerned about.

Buried amid the school security measures swiftly passed by the Florida Legislature in the wake of the shootings last February at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland is a mostly overlooked provision that requires parents or guardians registering a child for public school to disclose any mental health information in the prospective student’s past.

Sounds good, right? Having school officials made aware of a child dealing with mental health challenges means that the student and family can be connected to all available services, and school staff will be on alert to provide additional support. Who could argue with that?

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The question I would have here, is what is the state of Florida's capability to diagnose, and medicate any public school-attending child, without the parents' explicit consent?!?

Would the bad side-effects of any drug used to treat a student, be made available to the parents, so that they could watch for adverse reactions when the child started taking that drug?!? What about that drug in combination with any other drug the child may have been prescribed by their primary care physician?!?

This process seems to pose more questions than answers to me.

And if I were a parent with a kid on any medication for any reason, I would want to make an appointment with the school principal to go over just where school "rights" take over from parental rights, regarding prescriptions for their kids.

Aug 07 09:36

ISRAEL ‘WELCOMES’ MURDER OF SYRIAN SCIENTIST – BUT DENIES ANY INVOLVEMENT IN ASSASSINATION

Israel’s minister of intelligence says he “welcomes” news that a Syrian scientist was killed by a car bomb, even as Tel Aviv denies any part in the murder. The New York Times reported that Israel’s Mossad was behind the attack.

Intelligence and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz weighed in on allegations that Israeli Mossad agents killed Dr. Aziz Asbar near the northwestern Syrian city of Masyaf, commenting that "assuming that [Asbar] was indeed involved in terrorist activity, I welcome his departure from the world.”

Asbar, the research director at Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, was believed to be developing a secret weapons manufacturing facility with the help of Iran, which was to be used to manufacture precision-guided missiles in Syria. He was killed on Saturday by an explosive device planted on his car.

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Katz can choose to continue to lie all he wants to; this assassination had Mossad's fingerprints all over it!!

Aug 07 09:10

Soros-Backed Media Matters Pushes Facebook to Eliminate Global Warming Deniers

Global warming fanatics have been wrong on EVERY MAJOR PREDICTION of devastation since 2008.

Now the George Soros-funded Media Matters activist group is pushing Facebook to eliminate platforms that question global warming.

Only 45% of Americans believe global warming is a serious threat and will affect them personally.

And that poll was from far left Gallup.

In case you missed it — the American Left has gone full fascist.

Aug 07 09:08

Democrats Circulate Plans to Take Control of Internet Including Regulations on Political Speech

Senate Democrats are circulating their plan to take control of the internet.
The plans include mandatory location verification, mandatory identity identification, and disclosure requirements for political speech.

Aug 07 08:52

THE PURGE

Aug 07 08:36

Democrats Circulate Plans to Take Control of Internet Including Regulations on Political Speech

A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news. To save American trust in “our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets,” it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including “comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation” of the sort enacted in the E.U.

Titled “Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms,” the draft policy paper—penned by Sen. Mark Warner and leaked by an unknown source to Axios—the paper starts out by noting that Russians have long spread disinformation, including when “the Soviets tried to spread ‘fake news’ denigrating Martin Luther King” (here he fails to mention that the Americans in charge at the time did the same). But NOW IT’S DIFFERENT, because technology.

Aug 07 08:32

TWITTER SUSPENDS RON PAUL INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE’S ACCOUNT, ONE DAY AFTER BIG TECH BLOCKS INFOWARS

Several Libertarian figures, including the Ron Paul Institute director, have found their Twitter accounts suspended. It comes after tech giants went after right-wing journalist Alex Jones, banning his show from their platforms.

Radio host and editorial director of antiwar.com Scott Horton, former State Department employee and author Peter Van Buren, and Dan McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, found their twitter accounts suspended on Monday, according to Antiwar.com.

Aug 07 08:30

Alex Jones Censored From Facebook, iTunes

Aug 07 08:17

Alex Jones is Now an Unperson

Aug 07 06:00

Corbett Report 24-minute video, transcript documenting US contrived lies for treaty-violating wars in the last 100 years, then repeated with corporate media/public education to ‘cover’ ongoing illegal rogue state empire. Demanding .01% arrests yet?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Truth is the first casualty of war, as they say. But if we desire peace, then we must confront the liars with our knowledge of these war lies. And armed with this truth, the public finally stands a chance of stopping the next war before the warmongers can conjure it into existence.” ~ Corbett Report conclusion

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1.

The Corbett Report’s 24-minute documentation, Debunking a century of war lies (transcript with sources here):

Aug 07 00:46

InfoWars Ban: CNN, Democrats Successfully Lobby Big Tech to Censor Their Critics (UTTER BS)

I don't always agree with alex jones or infowars, but this is Absurd. SOLID PROOF today that the liberal media, including social media, are THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE who are engaged to silence the opposition for political purposes. Sad.

Aug 06 18:34

ERASED HISTORY: HOW ROCKEFELLER BANKROLLED SOVIET RUSSIA

In 1971, Gary Allen published his book, None Dare Call it Conspiracy. It quickly became an unofficial best seller.

Over the years, several million copies have been sold.

Allen’s thesis was stark: super-rich American capitalists were financing socialism. This bizarre paradox was resolved when socialism was properly understood—not as “power to the people”—but as elite power over the people. In other words, as a hoax.

These days, the socialist hoax is still unknown to most of the population.

Cloak a global power grab as progress for all of humanity.

Here, from chapter six of None Dare Call it Conspiracy, “The Rockefellers and the Reds,” is a devastating passage commenting on the period just after the Russian Revolution of 1917:

“The Rockefellers assigned their public relations agent, Ivy Lee, to sell the American public the idea that the Bolsheviks were merely misunderstood idealists who were actually kind benefactors of mankind.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but understanding the wealth to be harvested, it is no surprise that wealthy industrialists did this.

Aug 06 18:30

FACEBOOK TO BANKS: GIVE US OUR USERS' FINANCIAL DATA AND WE'LL LET THEM BANK WITH FACEBOOK

Facebook wants to "deepen user engagement" with Messenger, and to that end, it's been pitching America's giant banks on joint enterprises where Facebook will get to see all your financial info (especially info on where you're shopping and what you're buying) to help it suck you into using Messenger for longer.

In return, Facebook offered to let the banks do business through its platform, allowing Facebook users to transact business and manage their finance through Facebook Messenger.

However, it promised the banks that the financial data they turned over wouldn't be shared with third parties.

The news that Facebook might be able to access all this financial data resulted in a massive share-price surge, with shares up 3.5%, recovering much of the ground lost during Facebook's share-price bloodbath last month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering how horrendous a track record they have regarding transparency and privacy, were my bank to start doing this, I would be obliged to cancel my services from them, and start from scratch.

Aug 06 15:47

Mike Adams official statement on the #censorship of @RealAlexJones

- It's time to arrest the tech giant executives for criminal racketeering and fraud. RICO Act clearly applies here. A conspiracy to silence America.

Aug 06 11:02

Theresa May launches 'Fusion Doctrine' – A new era of dictatorial power

In May 2015 David Cameron made a speech that was a warning shot of what was to come. “For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone. It’s often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that’s helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance. This Government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach.” The Independent noted at the time that as far as the government was concerned, Britain should not leave people to lead their own lives.

Aug 06 10:26

America's About To Unleash Its NOPEC 'Superweapon' Against The Russians & Saudis

Officially called the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act”, NOPEC is the definition of so-called “lawfare” because it enables the US to extra-territorially impose its domestic legislation on others by giving the government the right to sue OPEC and OPEC+ countries like Russia because of their coordinated efforts to control oil prices.

Lawsuits, however, are unenforceable, which is why the targeted states’ refusal to abide by the US courts’ likely predetermined judgement against them will probably be used to trigger sanctions under the worst-case scenario, with this chain of events being catalyzed in order to achieve several strategic objectives.

The first is that the US wants to break up the Russian-Saudi axis that forms the core of OPEC+, which leads to the second goal of then unravelling the entire OPEC structure and heralding in the free market liberalization of the global energy industry.

Aug 06 10:18

When Israel Backers Claim to be Anti-racist, One Needs to Ask Questions

What to call someone who claims to oppose racism, except for that directed against Palestinians?

Judge someone by what they have done and continue to do. Consider the source. These thoughts ran through my mind as I struggled to write about Bernie Farber’s standing among some Left/liberals.

After Israel recently solidified its apartheid regime, a Facebook friend posted an opinion by illustrious pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim titled “Today, I Am Ashamed to Be an Israeli.” While expressing opposition to its recent entrenchment of Jewish supremacism, the story effectively denied the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by claiming,

“the founding fathers of the State of Israel who signed the Declaration [of independence] considered the principle of equality as the bedrock of the society they were building.”

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Those who do not understand history.... are doomed to repeat it.

Aug 06 10:15

3-Year Old Report on Fracking Risks Quietly Published This Week After Cuadrilla Permit Awarded

In 2015, the UK Government’s Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) wrote a report citing the increase of national pollution emissions that would be caused by proposed shale development in Britain.

Before the report was finally published this week, Public Health England, UK’s official body for the improvement of the nation’s health and wellbeing, always concluded that “the risks to public health from exposure to emissions from shale gas extraction are low if operations are properly run and regulated.”

Now, the AQEG report warns that

“Impacts on local and regional air quality have the potential to be substantially higher than the national level impacts, as extraction activities are likely to be highly clustered. Studies in the US have shown significant impacts on both local air quality and regional ozone formation, but similar studies have not yet been undertaken for the UK.“

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As long as May continues as Prime Minister, these fracking operations will continue apace; after all, she doesn't have to live downwind from them, or risk contamination in her water from them.

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