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Apr 03 10:10

Can Free Private Cities Replace the State?

Mises.org

Titus Gebel’s new book "Free Private Cities: Making Governments Compete for You" is now available in audio format on mises.org. Recently, we spoke with Mr. Gebel about some common objections to the idea of totally privatized cities existing side-by-side with states of today...

Apr 03 08:59

The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost

The closing of The Intercept's Snowden archive will likely mean the end of any future publications, unless Glenn Greenwald’s rather absurd promise of finding “the right partner … that has the funds to robustly publish” is fulfilled

Apr 03 07:15

Why Russia Is Dumping Dollars And Buying Gold At The Fastest Pace In Decades

(*Sometimes , I find myself suggesting to others that if JFK , hadn't been whacked by H.W.B.s CIA , and we hadn't strayed from The Kennedy Doctrine in all the years since , the whole world , Russia and China , too , would have probably gravitated towards us much more effortlessly , in comparison to Trump trying to force The Netanyahu Doctrine down the throat of the world .
But JFK was a communist , nazi , socialist liberal ___ __ _ _____ , partner in the coup against Nixon , and had to be dealt vith , for the sake of the capitalist gains of our corporate 1% who regale us , every once in a while , with a little trickle down , when they want us to vote their way .)

Apr 03 02:49

Did Donald Trump Just Back Down on Health Care ?

Donald Trump Just Backed Down on Health Care After His Whole Party Revolted

Donald Trump appears to be having second thoughts about dragooning his party into another showdown over Obamacare, after Republican lawmakers threw a mild fit over his attempts to force the issue last week.>>>

(*Alright , enough. It's BEX! , They're setting up the stage the same way it was in 2016 , and this is the illusion of #NEVERTRUMP2020 , in it's infancy . The Democrats are most assuredly not responsible nor is the mainstream media , The GOP doesn't want to be caught Holding The Bag . that's why there's YOU! History will show it was the Seventh Grade Education Level 99% who put the 1%er in charge , and to add to the ambience , just like they did last time , they'll fein their disappointment over everything he does from now until the election , to avoid The RED Thumb Effect . This charade is to get you to adjust your MAGA cap squarely on your head , and stand up for AIPAC's A-H**E! , Because actually they all love him , because he puts Israel first , I wish I could say it was understandable in 2016 , that they worried he was going to put US first , but they kept up appearances then , too , because they knew better then we did , that by outsider he meant Their Outsider , while Deceiving Us Into Thinking We Had Something To Protect .)

Apr 03 01:55

US-Backed SDF Blocks Syrian Gov't's Humanitarian Aid to Hasaka

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stopped a humanitarian aid convoy sent by the Syrian government from entering Hasaka.

The Arabic-language al-Watan Online reported on Monday that the SDF has stopped a convoy of the Syrian Red Crescent and Red Cross societies sent to the flooded people in the villages of Tal Hamis and Tal Borak in Northern Hasaka from entering the region, forcing them to return to Qamishli.

Recent flash floods in regions occupied by Kurds in Northern Hasaka have destroyed houses and taken a toll from the population.

Meantime, field sources in Hasaka reported that the SDF has detained a number of civilians in different districts of Hasaka city>>>

Apr 03 01:38

Iran Blasts US for Blocking Humanitarian Aids to Flood-Hit People

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi blasted the US government for its restrictive measures that are troubling the relief efforts in aid of flood-stricken people across Iran.

"The US has banned the financial accounts of Iran Red Crescent and such measures have troubled the relief efforts targeting the victims of the recent floods across the country," Qassemi said.

He reiterated that since all the accounts of the Iranian Red Crescent Society have been frozen [by the US], no one can send financial aid from overseas.

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(*precisely what I dislike about Trump . He hates Humanity .)

Death Toll of Iran Floods Increase to 46

Apr 02 12:09

Turkey’s Ruling Party Loses Big in Local Votes; Expects to Reverse Results on Appeal

Turkey’s ruling party, the AKP, lost in a big way in the weekend’s local elections, results that had many suggesting that President Erdogan’s attempt to make local voting a referendum on his rule a strategic error.

The AKP, however, is spinning the losses as simple “mistakes,” and with major losses in the big cities of Istanbul and Ankara, the results are being presented as temporary, with AKP fully expecting to appeal enough to get handed those cities in court

Appeals are expected in every distinct of the capital city, as well as in much of Istanbul, where the loss came down to an estimated 0.28 percentage points. Officials see any recounts or appeals as virtually certain to benefit the incumbent party.

With turnouts well above 80%, this was clearly a major election for Turkey, where Erdogan has increased his own powers while severely limiting the parliament, and local officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the long run, Erdogan has not been great for the Turkish people, or for its minority Kurdish populations; the Turkish people deserve far better leadership than they have had under Erdogan's watch.

Apr 02 12:04

Joe Biden's 2020 Ukrainian nightmare: A closed probe is revived

Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldn’t resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor.

In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko.

Apr 02 12:03

How Israel spies on US campaigners

This week on The Electronic Intifada Podcast, co-hosts Nora Barrows-Friedman and Asa Winstanley are joined by Hatem Bazian, a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and chair of American Muslims for Palestine.

Bazian talks about being the target of a black ops intimidation campaign reportedly organized by Psy-Group, an Israeli intelligence firm staffed by former Mossad agents, which spied on activists and professors on US campuses.

In 2017, when he walked outside his Berkeley home to take his young daughter to school, Bazian says that flyers were posted on the windshields of cars with images of his face and that of Rebecca Vilkomerson, the executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace, accusing them of being terrorists and supporting terrorism.

The flyers were also posted on the windshields of cars in downtown Berkeley, close to the university campus entrance, and similar ones were posted around the campus itself.

Apr 02 12:02

Second woman says ex-VP Biden touched her inappropriately

A Connecticut woman said Joe Biden touched her inappropriately and rubbed noses with her at a 2009 political fundraiser, becoming the second person in three days to accuse the former vice president of unwanted physical contact as he considers a White House run.

Apr 02 11:52

Jewish Power Rolls Over Washington

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has just completed its annual summit in Washington. It claims that 18,000 supporters attended the event, which concluded with a day of lobbying Congress by the attendees. Numerous American politicians addressed the gathering and it is completely reasonable to observe that the meeting constituted the most powerful gathering of people dedicated to promoting the interests of a foreign nation ever witnessed in any country in the history of the world.

Apr 02 10:26

Scott Adams: China Trade Deal, GND, Apology Tours, String Theory, Boycotts, and Healthcare

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1113078728437850119

American press business model almost destroyed America
Their business model profits from driving people apart
Press taking another run at destroying the world, climate change
Why is the press ignoring Gen IV nuclear development
President Trump might embrace Gen IV
Senator Lamar Alexander “Manhattan Project for Clean Energy”
Tucker says GND is really just a centralized power grab
Where’s the connective tissue proving this is their intention?
Huge claim with NO evidence to support it
“Slaughter Meter”, election results if election was held today
Meter has dropped from pegged to only 50% today
Healthcare is the hardest topic, and there’s no real movement
Nobody fully understands the healthcare
Democrat proposal for simple solution healthcare
Governmental competitive healthcare plan

Apr 02 09:48

Report: FBI doesn’t warn hacking victims of their rights

Americans caught up in international cyberespionage campaigns are routinely being left in the dark by the FBI, the U.S. Justice Department’s watchdog said in a report published Monday.

The Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General said that advisory letters typically sent by the FBI to victims of cybercrime were almost never issued in “national security cyber cases,” echoing a 2017 Associated Press report that found the FBI was routinely failing to warn targets of Russian hackers that their personal emails were under threat.

The inspector general quoted the FBI’s Office of Victim Assistance saying that out-of-date guidelines were among the problems that kept American victims of foreign spies from getting timely advice.

Apr 02 09:47

Jewish Power Rolls Over Washington

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has just completed its annual summit in Washington. It claims that 18,000 supporters attended the event, which concluded with a day of lobbying Congress by the attendees. Numerous American politicians addressed the gathering and it is completely reasonable to observe that the meeting constituted the most powerful gathering of people dedicated to promoting the interests of a foreign nation ever witnessed in any country in the history of the world.

Apr 02 09:43

Tulsi Gabbard SMASHES HER CRITICS In Corporate News

Apr 02 09:41

Jewish Power Rolls Over Washington

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has just completed its annual summit in Washington. It claims that 18,000 supporters attended the event, which concluded with a day of lobbying Congress by the attendees. Numerous American politicians addressed the gathering and it is completely reasonable to observe that the meeting constituted the most powerful gathering of people dedicated to promoting the interests of a foreign nation ever witnessed in any country in the history of the world.

Apr 02 09:28

Gaslighting takes center stage in current elections campaign

Opinion: Netanyahu's supporters don't believe his involvement in the submarine affair despite overwhelming evidence, but they blindly fall for unconfirmed, far-fetched claims about an alleged sex-tape on Benny Gantz's hacked phone; this is the definition of agnotology - intentional seeding of ignorance

Apr 02 09:27

Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow on Thursday

Israeli leader's office did not elaborate on the nature of the visit; the meeting comes just five days before the April 9 vote, where Netanyahu faces strong opposition from a centrist candidate

Apr 02 09:22

James Comey’s Daughter Maurene On NY Posse To Take Trump Down

“Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, whose legal analysis defending Trump has been praised by the president, said the office’s independence is “one of the reasons” the Manhattan investigations provide Trump with “much more to worry about” than the Mueller probe.

“New York has always had a degree of independence, and that’s a reality,” Dershowitz said. “And I think the U.S. attorneys can take advantage of that.”

“They still have to run their indictments up through the hierarchy and get approval,” he added. “No member of the Trump family is going to be prosecuted without it going through the Justice Department.”

Apr 02 09:15

FIRMS TIED TO FUSION GPS, CHRISTOPHER STEELE WERE PAID $3.8 MILLION BY SOROS-BACKED GROUP

A nonprofit group partially funded by billionaire activist George Soros paid firms tied to Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele more than $3.8 million in 2017 to provide research and analysis to “government entities,” according to IRS filings.

The payments made by The Democracy Integrity Project are more than three times what the DNC and the Clinton campaign paid Fusion GPS and Steele during the 2016 presidential campaign to investigate Donald Trump’s possible ties to Russia.

Apr 02 09:10

FORMER US INTELLIGENCE AGENCY HACKERS HELPED UAE SPY ON AL JAZEERA CHAIRMAN AND OTHER JOURNALISTS

A group of American hackers who once worked for United States intelligence agencies helped the United Arab Emirates spy on a BBC host, the chairman of Al Jazeera and other prominent Arab media figures during a tense 2017 confrontation pitting the UAE and its allies against Qatar, a Reuters investigation has found.

The American operatives worked for Project Raven, a secret Emirati intelligence programme that spied on dissidents, fighters and political opponents of the UAE monarchy. A Reuters investigation in January revealed Project Raven's existence and inner workings, including the fact that it surveilled a British activist and several unnamed US journalists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is quite an operation, but again shows the need for common sense agreements on the common issues countries of the Middle East are trying to solve; unfortunately, this wasn't any kind of solution to the inter-country pressures the governments of the Middle East are trying to resolve.

Apr 02 08:53

Netanyahu campaign boosted by slander bots calling opponent 'mentally ill', 'gay', 'rapist' – report

Ahead of parliamentary elections in Israel next week, a watchdog group claims to have exposed a network of fake accounts supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and slandering his opponents, including false rape accusations.

In a campaign already marred by pending corruption and bribery charges, Netanyahu's Likud party certainly does not need another scandal with eight days left before Israelis head to the polls. Nonetheless, a selectively released report by Noam Rotem and Yuval Adam of social-media watchdog group Big Bots Project claims that a nexus of hundreds of fake accounts has been disseminating messages of support for the ruling party, while maliciously attacking their opponents. While it is difficult to say exactly how many fake accounts were actually involved, the project identified at least 400.

Apr 02 08:52

Israeli watchdog finds fake social media accounts in support of PM Netanyahu ahead of elections

An Israeli watchdog has said that it found a network of social media bots disseminating messages in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of next week’s elections. Noam Rotem and Yuval Adam, two researchers operating the Big Bots Project, said in a report published on Monday that they uncovered hundreds of fake accounts spreading messages in support of Netanyahu’s Likud party and smearing his opponents. Israelis head to the polls in eight days, and Netanyahu is seeking a fifth term in office.

Apr 02 08:49

WHY THE DNC WAS NOT HACKED BY THE RUSSIANS by Binney and Johnson

The FBI, CIA and NSA claim that the DNC emails published by WIKILEAKS on July 22, 2016 were obtained via a Russian hack, but more than three years after the alleged “hack” no forensic evidence has been produced to support that claim. In fact, the available forensic evidence contradicts the official account that blames the leak of the DNC emails on a Russian internet “intrusion”. The existing evidence supports an alternative explanation--the files taken from the DNC between 23 and 25May 2016 and were copied onto a file storage device, such as a thumb drive.

Apr 02 07:38

US Recognition of Golan Heights Annexation Is Trump's Gift to Netanyahu before Election

Professor Paul Pillar, a former CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, says US President Donald Trump has made a series of gifts to Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, Paul Pillar said moving "the US embassy to Jerusalem and several measures aimed at making the Palestinians poorer and weaker” have been all gifts presented by the US president to Netanyahu.

He also said the recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli is just the latest in this series of gifts.

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(*and that was given at the same time Mueller gifted Trump with vindication that he's not Hillary's Russian Stooge after all , which is largely seen as his key to election success in 2020 )

Apr 02 06:23

As Huawei Hits $100 Billion Revenue, Chairman Said The U.S. Has “Loser’s Attitude” & “Table Manners” Problem

Despite worldwide political pressure, especially from the superpower United States, Huawei’s revenue grew 19.5% in 2018 – hitting US$100 billion. For the financial year 2018, hitting US$100 billion. For the financial year 2018, Huawei, which overtook Ericsson in 2012 as the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world, hit 721.2 billion Yuan (US$107.45 billion; £82.38 billion; RM438.67 billion) in sales.

The Chinese company which overtook Apple in 2018 as the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world registered net profit of 59.3 billion Yuan, about 25.1% higher than a year ago.>>>

(*Who needs them , anyway ?
whitehorse souce )

Apr 02 06:10

North Korea Cites ‘Rumors’ of FBI Link to Raid on Spain Embassy Attack

(*oh sure , blame The FBI !
Just because that's What They Do ?
We did hear Trump , who's Words always speak louder then our Actions , Drop Sanctions on Korea , Because 'They're already SUFFERING enough' , just prior to Korea's Spanish Embassy Raid.)

Apr 02 05:29

No mention of Palestinians or illegal Israeli settlements, as Democrats take AIPAC stage

(*RELAX: That's not the reason they're getting the Full On Animal sodomizing treatment !)

Apr 02 05:20

Trump wants to give 62 cents of every dollar to the military.

A budget shows our values more clearly than any tweet, campaign speech, or political slogan

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Apr 02 04:58

IN THE CAPITALIST REPUBLIC EATING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND AVACADOS IS BAD FOR THE ECONOMY

(*so we start by blaming someone else , in this case southern border immigrants , who's fault it will be for sealing the border , create a produce shortage so we can sell off the processed food glut , that no one wants in the international community , from whom we've gone full on recluse !)

Apr 01 18:17

3 Reasons Why Facebook’s Zuckerberg Wants More Government Regulation

By Ryan McMaken

Needless to say, anyone hearing such words from Zuckerberg should immediately assume this newfound support for regulation is calculated to help Facebook financially. After all, this is a man who lied repeatedly to his customers (and Congress) about who can access users’ personal data, and how it will be used. He’s a man who once referred to Facebook users as “Dumb F-cks.” Facebook lied to customers (not be confused with the users) about the success of Facebook’s video platform. The idea that Zuckerberg now voluntarily wants to sacrifice some of his own power and money for humanitarian purposes is, at best, highly doubtful. (Although politicians like Mark Warner seem to take it at face value.)...

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