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DICTATORSHIP

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.“

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Aug 06 10:11

Colombia’s Uribe to US Business Leaders: Help Take Out Maduro

A video was revealed on Sunday showing former Colombian president, Alvaro Uribe, telling a group of listeners that Venezuelan soldiers need to “remove” President Nicolas Maduro from office.

The recording was released just 24 hours after two air drones carrying explosives were detonated above President Maduro and several members of his administration on Saturday as the head of state addressed a large crowd at the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas. Maduro and other Venezuelan officials are saying that right-wing factions in the United States, Venezuelan and Colombia are behind the drone bombs.

In the video the former president and current Congress member says in English:

“I have said this in public, I have said that the Venezuelan soldiers need to remove that government (of Nicolas Maduro), not to establish a military government, but to call for a rapid transition, with democratic and transparent elections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder: just what did the guy know, and when did he know such an attempt would be made on Maduro's life, to be saying this to a group of US businessmen hours before the attempt?!?

Aug 06 10:04

The Legacy of Infinite War

At a recent Pentagon press briefing, Task & Purpose’s Jeff Schogol asked General Joseph Votel, former SOCOM commander and the current chief of U.S. forces in the Greater Middle East, if “a new generation of children will grow up to have to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Votel largely punted on the issue of how generational the war on terror might prove to be, but his answer was still a telling one. “I do recognize we’ve certainly been in Afghanistan for a long time – and of course, we’re back in Iraq for a second/third time addressing some of these problems,” he replied. “I think this is a reminder that these things often take time.”

Time indeed.

Aug 06 09:59

Iran Scrambles to Ready Economy for US Sanctions

With US sanctions against Iran officially going back into place on August 6, the Iranian government is scrambling to take some last minute measures to shore up their economy, and particularly their currency, before the sanctions start to hit.

Trying to protect the rial is a high priority, with a former central bank deputy governor and a number of foreign exchange dealers arrested amid the rial plummeting to all-time lows. On Monday, a rash of strict new measures are to be imposed on foreign currency access to try to limit any further falls.

Iran wants to make sure that what foreign currency does flow overseas is strictly allocated to a handful of important industries. The fall of prices for the rial has been heavy related to the surge in the price of gold, as economic uncertainty has many Iranians running to precious metals, and gold imports surged in recent weeks.

US sanctions aim to limit, if not totally eliminate, Iran’s access to foreign markets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what does President Trump intend to do with the countries which have already stated, publicly, that they will not observe the sanctions, declare war against them all?!?

I do not think that we are looking at a war against Iran immediately; but President Trump has declared Sunday, 4 November, as the "drop dead date" past which no countries on the planet are supposed to buy Iranian oil. That's just two days ahead of mid-term elections. I would imagine that we might see some kind of limited attack against Iran on either Monday, 5 November, or right on the date of the mid-terms, which would be 6 November.

Aug 06 09:54

Heavy Fighting in Yemen Port City: Over 80 Killed in Last Two Days

Having resumed their offensive last week, Saudi-led forces pushed into the Yemeni port city oh Hodeidah over the weekend. They faced heavy resistance, and the whole weekend saw fighting raging across the area.

At least 80 people were killed, with heavy casualties reported on both sides. Among the killed, 30 fighters who were part of a UAE-led force pushing into the city from the south. They were ambushed just south of the Hodeidah airport.

Hodeidah is the last rebel-held port in Yemen, and subsequently the lone source of aid for the entire northern half of the country. It is estimated the port imports food for 8.4 million people, and this has led to repeated warnings that the conquest of the city could lead to a more or less immediate, major famine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More famine; more disease; and fewer bombs and bullets needed to kill what is left of the Yemeni people; this is what America's Merchant of Death in Chief (AKA, President Trump) and Saudi Arabia's B.O.Y. (AKA the Butcher of Yemen) want to see happen here, and quickly.

And if it does not happen quickly enough to suit their liking, look for a massive carpet bombing campaign to start; after all, the US and Saudi Arabian leadership have utterly no qualms about killing innocent civilians.

They do it all the time here.

Aug 06 09:46

Machete-Wielding Nigerians Wage War In Italian City

Blood flows in the streets of Ferrara, Italy, as Nigerian migrants wage war with machetes, axes and knives, local media reports.

A slew of gruesome attacks have taken place in the last week in shop squares, parks, and bars as gang members and drug dealers settle disputes with lethal weapons in the once-peaceful bastion of high culture and gastronomy.

Police and emergency services have been responding to scenes of frequent clashes where butchered combatants are found lying in pools of gore.

"A nightmare... We are at the fourth fight on the street in two days. Here it is normal now," said a local official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, Italy: how's that "cultural enrichment thing" working out for you?!?

Aug 06 09:27

Black Chicagoans Blast "Con Man" Mayor Emanuel Amid Record Shooting Spree, Ask Trump For Help

77 people were shot last week in Chicago, 9 fatally, but the rate of shootings has accelerated aggressively today as 'HeyJackass' reports "30 shot in 3 hours is the most shot in the least amount of time we’ve recorded in 5+ years. The previous record was July 4-5, 2016 w/ 29 shot in 6 hours."

Amid this carnage, ABC7Chicago reports that, police said there was a "trauma lockdown" at Stroger Hospital with only immediate family members of victims are being allowed in the emergency room. A spokeswoman for Stroger Hospital disputes the police account.

But, judging by the protests this week - that will shock the mainstream media narrative out of much of America - Chicagoans (particularly black inner city citizens) are furious at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's impotence and are asking President Trump for help.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chicago represents the outcomes of Democratic Party leadership, writ large... and failing miserably.

Aug 06 09:18

REPORT: President Trump to Declassify June 2017 Carter Page FISA Renewal App Signed By Rod Rosenstein

Thanks to Judicial Watch, the Carter Page FISA docs were released a couple weeks ago after the watchdog filed a FOIA lawsuit.

Although the documents were dishonestly and heavily redacted, they confirm the FBI and DOJ misled the FISA courts.

GOP lawmakers such as Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) called for the FISA docs to be declassified.

President Trump tweeted about the Carter Page FISA docs shortly after they were released to the public, slamming Crooked Hillary and called for the discredited Mueller witch hunt to be shut down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

Aug 06 09:16

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 06 09:16

WELLS FARGO SAYS HUNDREDS OF CUSTOMERS LOST HOMES AFTER COMPUTER GLITCH

Hundreds of people had their homes foreclosed on after software used by Wells Fargo incorrectly denied them mortgage modifications.

The embattled bank revealed the issue in a regulatory filing this week and said it has set aside $8 million to compensate customers affected by the glitch.

The same filing also disclosed that Wells Fargo (WFC) is facing "formal or informal inquiries or investigations" from unnamed government agencies over how the company purchased federal low-income housing tax credits. The document states the probes are linked to "the financing of low income housing developments," but does not offer further details.

Reuters first reported news of investigations and mishandled mortgage modifications on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This organization is so institutionally crooked, that it should be sued in a class action suit from people who have lost their homes, and be sued irrecoverably, so that it ceases to exist.

Aug 06 09:13

SIXTY DEAD, OVER 100 WOUNDED IN SAUDI AIR STRIKES ON YEMENI PORT CITY

The toll from US-backed Saudi coalition air strikes on a fish market and hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah Thursday has risen to at least 60 people dead and 130 others wounded. The bombardment, which has been all but ignored by the establishment press, comes amid a weeks-long siege of the western city and coalition efforts to destroy vital civilian infrastructure, threatening to sharply escalate the world’s most dire humanitarian crisis.

Saudi coalition warplanes struck a crowded Hodeidah fish market as throngs of residents packed in to purchase one of Yemen’s only abundant domestic sources of food. Witnesses report a chaotic scene as a warplane overhead fired upon the packed market, then continued to linger above the city. As people rushed the dead and injured to the al-Thawra hospital just 20 meters (60 feet) away, the warplane began bombing the entrance to the hospital, apparently to prevent the injured from receiving treatment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With these attacks doing nothing to forward Saudi Arabia's and the US's military posture soon here, look for a complete carpet bombing of the country to commence shortly, and the phrase "body count" to come back into the corporate presstitutes' lexicon shortly, if they cover this at all.

Aug 06 09:07

Antianxiety drugs — often more deadly than opioids — are fueling the next drug crisis in US

Today more than 40 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety, and it is the most common mental illness in the United States.
Overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines — such as Xanax, Librium, Valium and Ativan, drugs commonly used to treat anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, seizures and insomnia — have quadrupled between 2002 and 2015, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The trend is being fueled by a 67 percent rise in prescriptions.
The market for benzos, as they are called, is expected to reach $3.8 billion in the U.S. by 2020, reports Zion Market Research.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember two things here:

Sometimes nutrition can make a huge difference in calming your anxiety; educate yourself as to what can work well here, because knowledge is power.

And secondly, many doctors receive "compensations", or perks, for prescribing you medications; I know this is true, because it happened to me, with a doctor at my HMO, who is no longer with the group.

There are several websites you can use to determine which pharmaceutical manufacturers are compensating doctors for various prescriptions.

Aug 06 08:56

UN ACCUSES CHINA & RUSSIA OF DPRK OF SANCTIONS VIOLATIONS IN NEW REPORT

According to the United States, the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) is violating United Nations Security Council (UNSC) restrictions concerning their nuclear testing and missile development programs. These accusations come from a six-month report released last week by the UN which claims Pyongyang is violating restrictions on both of these programs according to new intelligence gathered.

Besides the alleged violations of the UNSC restrictions on the DPRK’s arms development, Korea has also been accused of violating economic sanctions “through a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products, as well as through transfers of coal at sea during 2018.” The UNSC also claimed that the DPRK was assisting the governments of Syria with weapons as well as attempting to sell arms to the Ansarullah movement (Houthis) in Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the Trump administration is about to do a "volte" (about-face) relative to North Korea, because it appears that what was promised by Kim Jung Un and his government at the Singapore Summit may well not be about to materialize, and definitely, at no point in time soon.

The timing of the release of these accusations is very interesting.

Aug 06 08:51

UNITED STATES FLUBS ASSASSINATION IN CARACAS?

Did the US try to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro?
John Bolton, Trump’s veteran neocon national security adviser, told Fox News the US had nothing to do with the explosive drone attack during an appearance in Caracas that injured several people but left Maduro and his entourage untouched.

“I can say unequivocally there was no U.S. government involvement in this at all. If the government of Venezuela has hard information that they want to present to us that would show a potential violation of U.S. criminal law, we’ll take a serious look at it, but in the meantime I think what we really should focus on is the corruption and oppression in the Maduro regime in Venezuela,” said Bolton during an interview with Chris Wallace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully apparent to me that no other nation-state on the planet has the resources to do something like this, or would do something like this; whatever alphabet soup agencies put this together flubbed, horrifically.

Apparently, some in the bowels of power in DC couldn't wait for the slow, inexorable slide into total chaos and economic oblivion into which the Venezuelan government has led its citizens.

They just wanted to insure that the long-awaited regime change happened a little bit sooner than was ultimately inevitable, because they wanted to make sure the incoming government was US-centric, and that Venezuela's huge oil reserves would only be sold in US dollars.

Speed, plus greed, can lead to massive foul-ups, as happened in this case. I can imagine that there were both ashtrays and very foul language flying in DC on Saturday evening.

Now, Maduro knows, incontrovertibly, that he is in the crosshairs of a US-backed assassination campaign, and that the US government will not rest, until they have accomplished their mission, which is to see him dead.

Were I Maduro, I would be chemically checking everything in his living environment, from the toothpaste (Mossad killed Arafat with polonium in his toothpaste) to the laundry detergent used on his clothing.

Aug 06 08:39

Facebook, Apple Purge InfoWars for ‘Hate Speech’

The Masters of the Universe at Facebook and Apple have censored InfoWars pages and podcasts on their platforms, both claiming Alex Jones and company engage in “hate speech.”

Following the recent suspension of Alex Jones’ Facebook page and the removal of InfoWars podcasts from Spotify, Facebook has permanently removed multiple InfoWars pages from its site while Apple has taken steps to remove InfoWars podcasts from its podcast directory.

Facebook has removed the following InfoWars pages from their platform: the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the Infowars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page.

Aug 06 08:33

WE'LL PAY ALL THOSE FUTURE OBLIGATIONS BY IMPOVERISHING EVERYONE (HOW TO DESTROY OUR CURRENCY IN ONE EASY LESSON)

The only way to pay all these future obligations is by creating new money.

Here's the uncomfortable reality: the means to pay all these future obligations-- the real-world economy, and the wealth and income of the vast majority of the populace-- are far too modest to fund the fast-expanding obligations,which include interest due on the ever-increasing mountain of public and private debt.

The current "everything" asset bubbles have temporarily boosted the wealth and income of corporations and the wealthy, but all bubbles eventually pop as the marginal elements that are propping up the expansion weaken and implode.

Once the asset bubbles pop, the illusion that "taxing the rich" will pay for all the obligations pops along with the bubble. And as I've noted many times, those at the top of the wealth-power pyramid wield political power, so they have the means and the motive to limit their tax burden to roughly 20% or less--(sometimes much less, as in zero.)

Aug 06 08:28

SYRIANS ACCUSE ISRAEL OF ASSASSINATING TOP MISSILE SCIENTIST IN HAMA PROVINCE

One of Syria’s leading pro-government newspapers has said that Israel was behind a bomb blast in Hama province that killed a senior scientist working for the country’s missile program. Aziz Azbar was reportedly a senior research director at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center, known as CERS. The Damascus-based agency is thought to be at the center of the Syrian government’s formidable chemical weapons program. Last year, the United States Department of the Treasury imposed economic sanctions on nearly 300 CERS employees, after Washington accused them of being directly responsible for the Syrian government’s repeated use of chemical weapons against rebels and civilians. The European Union, as well as the French and British governments, also imposed sanctions on CERS and its staff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is precisely the kind of hit for which Mossad is extraordinarily well-recognised; I would tend to believe the Syrian government's accusation here.

Aug 06 08:13

NYT HAILS NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATS' PLAN FOR STATE-FUNDED FAKE NEWS

The state's lawmakers have embarked on a novel experiment to address a local news crisis: putting up millions of dollars in the state's most recent budget to pay for community journalism. While public television and radio stations have long received government funds, new media experts like Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute say they have not heard of any other efforts on this scale, with a state helping to pay for reporting projects among a range of news media, including for-profit outlets.

[...]Journalists and public officials described New Jersey's undertaking as once unthinkable, raising ethical concerns and stirring fears of government intrusion. Yet there has been little outcry, underscoring for many local journalism's precarious position and a growing willingness to experiment.

The legislation sets aside $5 million from the sale of old public television licenses, creating a nonprofit consortium that would fund reporting projects and bolster civic engagement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After Google's algorithms forcing conservative and controversial opinions under the proverbial "electronic bus", haven't we already had quite enough of this, thank you very much?!?

And for my tastes, the answer is a short "Hell, YES!!"

Aug 06 08:11

Chinese Government Critic Disappears in Middle of Interview Courtesy of Google’s Police State Technology

Imagine this….You are listening to an interview with a Communist Chinese government critic. All of sudden, he’s no longer there. Nobody has heard from him. How did the communists get to him so quickly? You can thank Google’s police state technology.. Here is the story.

Aug 06 06:47

Facebook bans Infowars for using ‘hate speech’ as Apple removes Alex Jones’ podcasts

Facebook has shut down InfoWars’ page saying the conservative news outlet used hate speech. An editor at the website says the social media giant failed to tell it what the offending posts were.

InfoWars Editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson said in a tweet that the account has been “permanently banned” for “unspecified” hate speech. Visitors to InfoWars page are now greeted with a message saying: “Sorry, this content isn't available right now”.

Describing the development as a “chilling precedent for free speech,” Watson said that Facebook did not tell the media organization what the offending posts were.

“To all other conservative news outlets – you are next. The great censorship purge has truly begun,” he wrote.

Aug 06 03:36

World Must Fight Against US Economic Dictatorship

The United States has launched a global trade war against everything and everyone on the planet, largely against the European Union, Russia, China, Canada and Mexico.

The US is also gearing up for re-imposition of economic sanctions against Iran so that Tehran accepts to re-negotiate the 2015 nuclear deal it signed with the world powers. There is much tension between the two countries since President Donald Trump backed out of the 2015 nuclear deal in May, but the scenario changed when Trump called for talks without preconditions. Tehran has ruled out any talks with vindictive Trump, but sanctions are forthcoming either way.

To fight back, Iran filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice to hold the US accountable for its unlawful re-imposition of unilateral sanctions.

>>>

Aug 05 09:06

Pompeo Tells Turkey Time Has Run Out to Resolve Pastor Dispute

Meeting with his Turkish counterpart on Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that “the clock had run out” on Turkey to meet US demands to release an American pastor detained since 2016. He says Turkey is now “on notice.”

Brunson, like a lot of people, was arrested after the failed coup d’etat in Turkey, and the government has accused him of having ties to banned cleric Fethullah Gulen. The US insists the claim is false, and insists Turkey must release him, and every other American currently held.

While Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu had agreed to resolve the situation in a meeting with Pompeo, he also says that the threatening language and sanctions from the US won’t get them anywhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, what is the US government going to do, invade Turkey because it refuses to hand over these Americans, and will continue to buy its oil from Iran?!?

Secretary of State Pompeo is treading on some very dangerous ground here, and their implications for the future of the region are not good.

Aug 05 09:01

Colombia and rebels fail to reach ceasefire as power transfer looms

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’s effort to negotiate a ceasefire with the country’s last rebel group before stepping aside next week has failed, the two parties said on Wednesday.

The government, in a joint statement with the National Liberation Army (ELN), said advances were made in a sixth round of talks in Havana towards a ceasefire but “others needed to make more effective its implementation and verification were left pending.”

The statement said progress had been made since the talks began in 2017 and dialogue was the best option to settle their differences.

Santos, who signed an historic peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016, sent Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin to Cuba over the weekend in a last-ditch attempt to reach a temporary halt to hostilities before right-wing President-elect Ivan Duque takes office on Aug. 7.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for that Nobel peace prize, for allegedly "ending" the fighting with FARC, right, President Santos?!?

Aug 05 08:44

Trump Rescinds Obama-Era Rule for GMO Crop Use in Natural Wildlife Refuge

The Trump administration has revoked Obama-era regulations limiting the use of pesticides in the National Wildlife Refuge System (NRWS), Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Greg Sheehan said in a memorandum.

Meanwhile, US Environmentalists said Friday that lifting the restriction poses a grave threat to pollinating insects and other sensitive creatures relying on toxic-free habitats afforded by wildlife refuges, Reuters reported.

"Industrial agriculture has no place on refuges dedicated to wildlife conservation and protection of some of the most vital and vulnerable species," Jenny Keating, federal lands policy analyst for the group Defenders of Wildlife was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a stupid blunder on President Trump's part, and I sincerely hope that some members of his cabinet, to whom he listens, can actually school him on the science of why President Obama was correct on this.

Aug 05 08:39

PATRIOT PRAYER MARCH IN PORTLAND, ANTIFA MOBILIZE FOR VIOLENCE, ATTACK POLICE, THROW 'URINE,' 'FECES' AT MARCHERS

Right-wing Patriot Prayer marchers are holding a lawful protest in Portland today and antifa goons are openly mobilizing for violence.

CNN has been busy demonizing the group as racist neo-nazis and praising antifa to help justify antifa carrying out offensive violence to shut down the march.

Both sides are armed, but only anfita is trying to stop the Patriot Prayer group from holding a legal and lawful march.

'The Facebook page for Resist Patriot Prayer: Violent Alt-Right Bigots Off Our Streets," the group said it is willing to use physical force if necessary' i.e. it's openly conspiring to violate #patriotprayer 's civil rights. Why no Federal charges? https://t.co/6syBt0HJLl

— Peter Brimelow (@peterbrimelow) August 4, 2018

Antifa attacked police with rocks and alleged threw urine and feces at Patriot Prayer marchers.

Black-clad antifa goons were filmed stealing a man's American flag and hitting him in the head with a stick when he resisted:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does praying now constitute being "right wing" in this country?!? Please tell that to some of our liberal Democratic members of my faith community, and they will be mightily surprised!!

There are moments when I am very grateful that we do not live on the mainland right now; watching some of the coverage of this Antifa-generated riot in Portland was one of those moments.

Is THIS what we have become as a nation?!? People who are pathologically incapable of sharing different points of view without batting each other over the head and shoulder?!?

Unfortunately, I fear that the short answer is, yes. And one wonders, just to what magnitude this violence will have to reach, before national martial law is invoked, and the Constitution and Bill of Rights are suspended. Oh, and BTW, Antifa is giving their members instructions on how to maim and possibly kill:

Antifa now being instructed on how to maim and possibly kill

Aug 05 08:23

SURVEILLANCE CAMERA SHOWS OFF-DUTY NYPD COP DROPPING A WEAPON BY MAN HE SHOT IN THE FACE

After NYPD Sgt. Richard Blake shot Thavone Santana in the face during a confrontation, we were told a terrifying story of being threatened and mugged early Thursday on the mean streets of Brooklyn. Unfortunately for Blake, a nearby video camera captured him drawing his gun, shooting someone who was trying to move away from him, then dropping a knife near his unconscious body.

Blake paces back and forth, then appears to pat down Santana’s pockets. He then appears to take a sheathed knife from his own back pocket, the New York Times reported, slides it from its sheath and drops it next to Santana’s crumpled body. He then pauses for a moment and retrieves the knife, the video shows.

The New York Police Department said Thursday that Santana was in stable condition.

“The video captures actions that raise serious questions and require further investigation,” Detective Sophia Mason, a department spokeswoman, told The Washington Post in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jeff Sessions, White Courtesy Telephone, please!!

Because unless and until you can fix this with America's police departments, you have utterly no right to tell police associations that there is a "war" on them by the public, when the absolute converse is the truth.

Aug 05 08:20

HEAD OF SYRIA RESEARCH CENTRE KILLED IN CAR BOMBING

The head of a Syrian research facility that Western countries say was part of a chemical weapons programme was killed when his car was blown up, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan said on Sunday.

Aziz Asber was the director of the Syrian Scientific Research Centre in Masyaf, near the city of Hama, which Western governments say was a covert Syrian government installation.

“(Asber) died after an explosion targeted his car in the Hama countryside,” al-Watan said in an online report.

The explosion occurred on Saturday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said. Who or what caused it is not known.

The Masyaf facility has previously been hit by what the Syrian government said were Israeli strikes in July and last year in September.

In April, missile strikes by the United States, Britain and France destroyed a Syrian Scientific Research Centre facility in Damascus, in response to a suspected poison gas attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like more "wet work" against Syria, courtesy of Israel's Mossad.

Aug 05 08:16

VENEZUELA'S MADURO SURVIVES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT, SUSPECTS CAPTURED

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has survived an apparent attack on his life during a military parade celebrating the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard in the capital, Caracas.

In a televised national address late Saturday, Maduro said he was fine and laid blame for the attack firmly at the feet of “right-wing imperial forces” who he said had hired the would-be assassins.

“They have tried to assassinate me today, and everything points to the Venezuelan ultra-right and the Colombian ultra-right, and the name of Juan Manuel Santos is behind this attack,” he said.

“I must inform that they have been captured – those who attempted to take my life – and they are being processed. I won’t say more, but the investigation is very advanced.

“I tell the Venezuelan opposition that I guarantee you can live in this country peacefully. If something happens to me, you will have to face millions of Campesinos and humble people making justice with their own hands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Somewhere in the bowels of power in DC last night, both ashtrays, and bad language, were, most probably, flying simultaneously.

And it strikes me very odd that Maduro is accusing the former President of Columbia, Juan Manuel Santos, for being behind the attack. (The current President of Columbia is Ivan Duque, elected 17 June of this year).
Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for creating peace with the FARC Rebels

Now, we know the level to which this prize has been debased by specific awarding of it to war criminals, like Henry Kissinger.

And we know that Santos got much of his education here in the US
(See the bio above).

So, are drones flown in Colombia?!? The short answer is, yes: Drone Laws in Columbia

But an act of this magnitude which almost took out Venezuela's sitting President?!?

IF Santos was collaborating with another country to make this happen, I think we are looking at that collaborating country being a nation/state with a very advanced drone program, which uses them specifically for extrajudicial assassinations in places like Afghanistan and Yemen.

I think we are looking at a collaborating nation/state which desperately wants control of Venezuela's vast oil reserves, and has created sanctions calculated to slowly destroy Venezuela's economy.

And please remember what Santos said about the failing Venezuelan economy back in May of this year: A 'regime change' is coming very soon to Venezuela — according to ColombiaDid he know such an act was being planned by that collaborating country at that point, and that the attack was to take place from Colombian soil?!?

One cannot say for certain, but, to date, there is one country on the face of this planet with an advanced drone program which uses it to assassinate people for whom it does not particularly care: that is (yes, you guessed it), the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America.

The financing and guidance, as bad as the intel was, most probably came from the US government and military, who will swear on a stack of Bibles they didn't do it, and the current President of Columbia was most probably kept out of the loop, for issues of plausible deniability.

This is how, most probably, the attack came down. They blinked, and missed this time.

But Maduro has got to understand, at this point, that the US deep state will not end its attacks against him, including assassination attempts, until they have "neutralized" him, and the regime change, to a more US-centric government, will be put into place at that point.

Aug 04 14:08

45,000 sealed federal criminal indictments is victory for ‘We the People’ if, and only if, followed by .01% arrests and FULL TRUTH as explained by Congressperson McKinney’s 15-minute brief

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

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:
COINTELPRO was an FBI program to illegally monitor and end Americans’ right to assemble, learn, and take lawful actions regarding US government policies maintaining racism and neocolonial power (such as lie-filled and Orwellian-illegal war on Vietnam).

Aug 04 10:44

MYSTERY=> FBI Logged Cyber Intrusion Analysis Request to Hillary’s Email Investigation ONE DAY After 2016 Election

On Friday, the FBI released a tranche of documents on Hillary Clinton’s email investigation thanks to a FOIA lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch.
The documents reveal the FBI logged a cyber intrusion analysis request to Hillary’s email investigation one day after the 2016 election–the FBI had already closed the investigation.

In mid-2016, according to Rep. Louie Gohmert, a government watchdog told Peter Strzok that 30,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails went to a foreign entity–UNRELATED TO RUSSIA.

Now we find out the FBI logged a cyber intrusion analysis request to Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.

As TGP previously reported:
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, revealed in the hearing with Peter Strzok a couple weeks ago that the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that nearly all of Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 emails were sent to a foreign entity and the FBI did nothing about it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have the most thoroughly compromised and politicized (alleged) intelligence agency on the planet right now.

Aug 04 10:39

High Speed Internet Is Causing Widespread Sleep Deprivation, Study Finds

Sleep deprivation is an increasing problem in many developed countries, which can result in impaired cognition and a number of serious individual and societal consequences. Lack of sleep has been linked to billions of dollars in lost revenue, up to one sixth of all traffic accidents in the US, and increased risk of chronic disease. The reason for this chronic sleep shortage is due to a combination of factors. Longer work hours, stress, and interpersonal relationships have all been blamed for the widespread insomnia. Now a new study claims that high speed internet access is at least partly at fault.

The study, published Friday in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and funded by the European Research Council, suggests that high speed internet access is causing people to lose up to 25 minutes of sleep per night compared to those without high speed internet. It’s the first study to causally link broadband access to sleep deprivation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We're never going to have to worry about this on Oahu; Spectrum bills us for 300 megabits per second, but only delivers 60 megabits per second, and claims that the problem HAS to be at our end.

Aug 04 10:28

AMERICA'S BILLIONAIRES BATTLE EACH OTHER FOR POLITICAL CONTROL OVER EUROPE

It’s a battle to serve either ’the public’ or else ’the people’, and each political brand will be struggling to keep Europe as an ally in American billionaires’ war against Russia (which all American billionaires want to defeat), but each team does this from a different ideological perspective, one being ‘liberal’, and the other being ‘conservative’.

Aug 04 10:26

“I’M TOTALLY FREAKED OUT”: BRAZIL’S ELITE FLEEING BLOODSHED AND CHAOS

Amid the economic, political, and social collapse, Brazil has been described by many as being in the midst of a “zombie apocalypse” as years of corruption and violence spectacularly implodes all at once.

Horrified by the out of control violence and pessimistic about the nation’s political and economic outlook, thousands of wealthy Brazilians are now fleeing the country.

Thiago Lacerda, a high-profile actor, is one of the thousands of celebrities, bankers, lawyers and affluent Brazilians considering emigration before the next round of turmoil.

“I’m totally freaked out by what’s been happening, especially here in Rio [Rio de Janeiro],” Mr. Lacerda told The Wall Street Journal.

The 40-year-old actor said he has considered moving his family to Europe for the safety of his three children. “In several years, they’re going to want to go out, to start dating, without worrying about getting shot.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though Brazil is descending into true Terry Gilliam territory.

Aug 04 10:18

NEW FBI DOCS REVEAL AGENCY PAID STEELE, ADMONISHED HIM, AND STRZOK SAT ON WEINER PROBE

In the last 48 hours, the FBI has released two caches of documents through their "FBI Vault" website related to the 2016 US election. One sheds light on the agency's relationship with Christopher Steele, while the other reveals that disgraced agent Peter Strzok waited until after the 2016 election to have Anthony Weiner's laptop analyzed for hacking.

The 71-page release of heavily redacted records concerning former MI6 spy Christopher Steele reveals that he was paid by the agency over an unknown period of time - at least 11 times during 2016, and that Steele was admonished by the agency for unknown reasons in February, 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What else are we to expect from one of the most deplorably corrupt and deeply politicized intelligence agencies of the 21st century?!?

And what frustrates me, with all these revelations unfolding, is that President Trump appears to be in utterly no hurry to fire the entire FBI and start fresh.

Aug 04 10:13

YOUNG MAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND MENTALITY OF 3-YEAR-OLD, KILLED BY COPS FOR HOLDING TOY GUN

A 20-year-old man with Down syndrome was shot and killed by police this week as he walked down the street with a toy gun. Police claimed the young man — who, according to his mother, had the mentality of a 3-year-old — created a threat that needed to be dealt with with deadly force.

According to the victim’s father, Richard Torell, his son Eric grabbed a toy gun from his toy pile and disappeared overnight.

“I woke up because Eric was gone,” Richard Torell told Expressen. “I went out and looked for him. I saw police cars on the street.

“Three police officers shot him in his stomach.”

As the Independent reports:

Police had been called after Eric reportedly showed the small toy gun to neighbours, who contacted authorities believing it was real.

Local media reports stated three police officers had shot him in the stomach after attending the incident. He was taken to hospital, but later died from his injuries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though the Swedish police are stating to be trained by Israel's IDF.

Aug 03 10:09

South Africa Is On The Road To Barbarism and So Is the Rest of the West

Notice that at a Human Rights Day rally in Mpumalanga, “human rights” is associated with “cutting the throat of whiteness.” This legitimizes the murder and dispossession of South African whites, who have been in the country longer than most blacks, as an exercise in human rights. The leader of the new black party that is challenging the one to which the former white government handed over power even has a song about shooting whites.

How many years before it happens in “diversity multi-cultural” Europe and America?

What is wrong with the Russians that they want to be associated with a West that is actively pursuing self-destruction? How long before it is not only white South Africans who are fleeing to Russia to save their lives?

Aug 03 09:50

The United States Is The Only Remaining Colonial Power

The United States government has never allowed independent governments in Latin America. Every time people elect a government that represents them instead of US economic interests, Washington overthrows the elected government. Marine General Smedley Butler told us this as have many others. There is no doubt about it.

Currently Washington is trying to overthrow the governments of Venezuela and Nicaragua and has bought off the Ecuadorian government with oil purchases and the usual personal bribes. Evo Morales government in Bolivia is also targeted by Washington. The Obama regime succeeded in removing the reform governments in Honduras, Argentina, and Brazil.

Aug 03 08:35

Top German court throws out elderly neo-Nazi's appeal

Germany's highest court has thrown out a notorious elderly neo-Nazi's case against her conviction for Holocaust denial, ruling that her activities are not covered by a constitutional guarantee of freedom of expression.

Haverbeck has repeatedly said the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland was just a work camp. She has been convicted several times but long avoided prison due to lengthy appeals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I worked in Munich I toured the Dachau camp and the tour guide described it as a work camp.

Aug 02 14:35

YEMEN OFFERS PEACE TO SAUDI ARABIA, HOUTHI LEADER ANNOUNCES CEASEFIRE

Yemen’s Houthis (Ansar Allah) have submitted an initiative they hope will bring an end to conflict in Yemen and have unilaterally suspended retaliatory attacks against Saudi-led coalition forces in the Red Sea in order to support this effort.

A source in the Supreme Political Council, the highest political authority in Sana’a, told MintPress that the halt in retaliatory attacks in the Red Sea is aimed at preserving the Yemeni people and comes in response to regional and international efforts to bring peace to Yemen.

The initiative comes less than one week after Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended all oil shipments through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. The coalition has thus far not commented on the initiative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed: the Yemeni people have suffered enough, 3 years on.

Aug 02 14:33

US LIKELY TO PROSECUTE JULIAN ASSANGE AS AN ASSET OF RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

New reports from a host of mainstream sources are asserting that the U.S. government — in its long-standing efforts to arrest and prosecute WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange — may have changed its strategy in pursuing the journalist. While past efforts at targeting Assange focused on his role as a publisher, this new strategy would see Assange targeted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as an asset of Russian military intelligence.

As several recent reports at MintPress and other independent outlets have noted, the fate of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange and the legal charges he is likely to face if extradited to the United States are likely to set several key precedents that could upend freedom of the press, citizen rights, and other cornerstones of modern democracy — that is, if he is prosecuted as a publisher of classified information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The extent to which the Wikileaks materials documented, time after time, the scope and degree to which this Government lies to its people, was unprecedented, so I can understand how furious the US Deep State must be at this point in time.

But to characterise him as "...as an asset of Russian military intelligence"?!?

Come on, folks: should the US government actually try this, it will be a
"jumping the shark" moment in American jurisprudence, the likes of which we have never witnessed before.

I am hoping that a real "Dream Team" comes to his defense, when this trial starts.

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