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Dec 06 16:01

BREAKING: Federal Court Orders Discovery Plan in 10 Days Whether Hillary’s Private Server an Intentional Attempt to Evade FOIA

On Thursday, a federal court blasted the DOJ and State Department on Hillary Clinton’s emails and ordered a discovery plan in 10 days as to whether Hillary’s private email system was intentionally set up to evade FOIA requests and lawsuits. (we know the answer)

Dec 06 15:00

REPORT: PROSECUTORS RESUME FOREIGN LOBBY PROBE OF PODESTA GROUP, MERCURY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Federal prosecutors have recently resumed interviewing witnesses in an investigation of two lobbying firms that worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, including one operated by the brother of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

According to The Associated Press, prosecutors in New York have in recent weeks started contacting witnesses and attorneys as part of an investigation into the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs.

The two firms worked with Manafort through 2014 on a consulting project aimed at fluffing the public image of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.

Dec 06 14:32

Can the Democrats Really Win 2020 with a New Green Deal?

"This is going to be the New Deal, the Great Society, the moon shot, the civil rights movement of our generation," declaimed Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) at a "Solving Our Climate Crisis" townhall this week. She was referring to the idea of a Green New Deal, which Mother Jones describes as "a complete realignment of the U.S. economy for a carbon-free future." Not wanting for ambition, Ocasio-Cortez added this goal: "We can use the transition to 100 percent renewable energy as the vehicle to establish economic, racial and social justice in America."

Dec 06 14:21

FIRST DOJ INDICTMENTS UNSEALED: Clinton Foundation-Connected Bank “Mossack Fonseca” Tied To Money Laundering

As reported by Courthouse News Service, Federal prosecutors announced charges this Tuesday against four men connected to the law firm “Mossack Fonseca”, which has extensive ties with the Clinton Foundation.

The charges, which include Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Tax Evasion, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering Conspiracy, come merely three years after the leak of the Panama Papers by the ICIJ, and pushed heavily by Wikileaks. The papers were received by the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung in 2015 from an anonymous source.

Dec 06 13:25

FBI Knew Steele Dossier Was Bogus Before Using In FISA Application

A string of emails quietly requested by House Republicans for declassification by President Trump may be the smoking gun that the FBI and DOJ committed egregious abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), according to The Hill's John Solomon.

The email exchanges - kept from Congressional investigators for over two years, "included then-FBI Director James Comey, key FBI investigators in the Russia probe and lawyers in the DOJ’s national security division," according to the report - and took place in early to mid-October of 2016, prior to the FBI successfully securing a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

The email exchanges show the FBI was aware — before it secured the now-infamous warrant — that there were intelligence community concerns about the reliability of the main evidence used to support it: the Christopher Steele dossier.

Dec 06 12:38

Study: Half of All High School Students Don’t Trust the Media to Report Accurately and Fairly

An increasing amount of distrust in the news media is a hot topic these days. While adults and consistent news consumers are usually the focus of such studies, those who are still in school are often left out of this conversation. And they shouldn’t be, especially considering the findings below.

Dec 06 11:26

The media and George H.W. Bush

A president is not a king. He’s certainly not a saint. Calling a former president “President” for life, giving his wife a title and a staff, building a temple (“presidential library”) in his honor, calling on his acquaintances/retainers to lionize him in the media for days, allowing pilgrims to file past his coffin, etc., are not republican traditions. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe… the people who created this country would have been disgusted by this celebration/worship of even the most unsuccessful of these people. Enough already. -- Enough indeed.

Dec 06 11:14

To a Nation of Snowflakes, Christmas Has Become Another Trigger Word

To a nation of snowflakes, Christmas has become yet another trigger word. -- The latest Christmas casualties in the campaign to create one large national safe space are none other than the beloved animated classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (denounced for promoting bullying and homophobia) which first aired on television on December 6, 1964, and the Oscar-winning tune “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (accused of being a date rape anthem) crooned by everyone from Dean Martin to Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel in the movie Elf. --Also on the endangered species Christmas list are such songs as “Deck the Halls” (it supposedly promotes “gay” apparel), “Santa Baby” (it has been denounced for “slut shaming”), and “White Christmas” (perceived as being racist).

Dec 06 11:05

Trump: Declassify the Russia-Gate Hoax

The explanation for the kind of soft-power aggression embedded in Washington globe-spanning "sanctions" regime, as we detailed in Part 1, is not national security: It’s simply what Imperial Washington does for a living.

In the same vein, the billions of taxpayer money being pumped through the foreign policy agencies, NGOs, think tanks, advocacy organizations and sleazy lobbying operations like those of the Podesta brothers and Paul Manafort finance there own raison d’être.

Stated differently, the recipients of this fabulous supply of fiscal largesse create their own reason for being in the form of manufactured dangers and fake threats to the security and liberty of the American homeland.

Indeed, when it comes to the Empire’s great beltway beehive of national security operations, you could well paraphrase Stalin’s brutal secret police chief, Lavrenti Beria, who once boasted, "show me the man and I’ll show you the crime".

Dec 06 11:04

Trump’s Timidity Is Letting Comey Off the Hook

Because President Donald Trump has again pulled the rug out from under them, House Republicans face Mission Impossible on Friday when they try to hold ex-FBI Director James Comey accountable for his highly dubious authorization of surveillance on erstwhile Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Comey let go his unprecedented legal maneuver to have a court quash a subpoena for him to appear behind closed doors before the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee before the Democrats take over the committee in January. The current committee chair, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), decried Comey’s use of “baseless litigation” in an “attempt to run out the clock on this Congress.”

The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA); so the still secret FISA application “justifying” surveillance of Page is almost sure to come up.

Dec 06 11:03

Netanyahu allegedly requested news site run negative article on rival’s wife

Israeli TV says PM asked Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch to have Walla publish piece on employment of Naftali Bennett’s spouse at non-Kosher restaurant

Dec 06 11:02

When George Bush, Sr. took on the Israel lobby, and paid for it

In its article, “How ‘lonely little’ George H.W. Bush changed the US-Israel relationship,” the Times of Israel reports: “The 41st president beat AIPAC, but lost 24% of his Jewish backing after confronting Israel over the settlements; it’s a lesson US leaders since have taken to heart.”

The Israeli newspaper states that Bush “made clear the cost of an American president waging a political fight against the vast coalition of pro-Israel lobbying groups. In doing so, he exposed the limits of what the world’s most powerful man can do” when opposed by Israel partisans.

In 1991 Bush told Israel that the U.S. would not give Israel $10 million in loan guarantees until Israel stopped building settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. (Settlements are illegal under international law.*)

Dec 06 11:00

Trump’s Timidity is Letting Comey Off the Hook

Most consequential of all, any significant improvement in relations with Russia will remain stymied. And the MICIMATT (Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think Tank) complex, with its Deep-State enforcer, will have won yet another round. Merry Christmas.

Dec 06 10:40

Why Don’t Gun Owners Just Move From Where They Lose Their Rights?

Of course, blaming the innocent for the guilty has become a habit of those on the left and violating the rights of millions means nothing as long as it’s for the “greater good”. So many wrongs have been committed against the innocent throughout history because it has been for the “greater good.”

Dec 06 10:29

Who Believes in Conspiracy Theories?

By Alexandra Bruce

The largest-ever study of conspiracy theories was recently conducted by Cambridge University in conjunction with YouGov, a market research and data analytics firm in the UK...

Dec 06 10:23

Is the Steele Dossier Full of ‘Russian Dirt’ – or British?

With text messages between US Justice Department (DOJ) conspirators Peter Strzok and his adulterous main squeeze Lisa Page now revealing that then-President Barack Obama “wants to know everything we’re doing,” it now appears that the 2016 plot to subvert the rule of law and corrupt the US organs of state security for political purposes reached the very pinnacle of power. To call the United States today a “banana republic” increasingly may be seen as a gratuitous insult to the friendly spider-infested nations to our south.

Dec 06 10:04

Clinton Foundation ‘Pay to Play’ Model Under Investigation [Infographic]

Seven documented examples of when payments to the Clintons and their foundation coincided with political favors

Dec 06 10:03

Top Aide to Kamala Harris Abruptly Resigns After $400K Harassment Settlement Surfaces

A top aide to Senator Kamala Harris resigned abruptly on Wednesday after the Sacramento Bee questioned him about a $400,000 harassment and retaliation settlement against him while working for the Democrat at the California Department of Justice in 2017.

The accusation and lawsuit was leveled against Larry Wallace in December of 2016, involving “gender harassment” toward his former executive assistant and forcing her into “demeaning behavior.”

Dec 06 09:17

The Illusion of Freedom

We fall under the illusion of freedom when we consent to be governed. We believe we live in a fair and democratic society yet we fail to grasp the true meaning of words such as democratic, republic, inalienable, and consent. When we decipher the words, we find that we live in a reality of inequity; a ‘world for the taking’ by a few at the expense of the many. Only when we know who we are— a spiritual being having a human experience— will the system of slavery be changed.

Dec 06 09:03

How US Military Spending Keeps Rising Even As The Pentagon Flunks It's Audit

flashback;NOVEMBER 27, 2018:The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed

On November 15, Ernst & Young and other private firms that were hired to audit the Pentagon announced that they could not complete the job. Congress had ordered an independent audit of the Department of Defense, the government’s largest discretionary cost center—the Pentagon receives 54 cents out of every dollar in federal appropriations—after the Pentagon failed for decades to audit itself. The firms concluded, however, that the DoD’s financial records were riddled with so many bookkeeping deficiencies, irregularities, and errors that a reliable audit was simply impossible.

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(*still , that's no reason to not expect an announcement of a 'rain date' for Trump's Military Parade !)

Dec 05 21:50

The George H.W. Bush Legacy: New World Order

George H.W. Bush was instrumental in implementing decades of war, chaos and division to the American people. He was the lord of global narcotics trafficking, money laundering, fraud and financial looting. Those crimes led to mass murder & assassination.

Dec 05 19:06

French Citizens Want Cheaper Energy, not Global Warming Elitism

Op-Ed by David Unsworth

Diesel moves France. Whereas in the United States diesel is increasingly a rarity used mainly to fuel heavy trucks, drivers in France and much of Europe have diesel cars. In past generations, diesel was believed to be more environmentally friendly. Today, it turns out that is not the case. Diesel is actually far worse for the environment than traditional gasoline.

This weekend, anger over a 6 percent increase on diesel taxes led to the largest and most violent protests France has seen since the 1960s. The “gilets jaunes” (or yellow vests in English) are so named because they don reflective bright yellow-colored vests that all French motorists are required to have in their vehicles when they take to the streets...

Dec 05 13:31

Just how corrupt is the American soul?

Lawrence Davidson views Professor Dabashi’s claim that the US is “racist, sexist, xenophobic and violent country obsessed with domestic gun violence and foreign conquest with a few pockets of wishy-washy liberal resistance here or there”. >>

Dec 05 12:18

GRASSLEY ACCUSES FUSION GPS FOUNDER OF GIVING ‘EXTREMELY MISLEADING’ TESTIMONY

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is drawing parallels between the false testimony that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gave to Congress in 2017 and the “extremely misleading” statements made by the founder of the firm that commissioned the infamous Steele dossier.

“I hope that the Justice Department is handling all these instances of false statements to Congress with the same level of seriousness they treated Mr. Cohen’s,” Grassley, an Iowa Republican, wrote Monday in a letter to Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

Cohen pleaded guilty on Nov. 29 in the special counsel’s investigation to lying to Congress in 2017 about the extent of his attempts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen admitted he lied about how long he worked on the project, which was ultimately scuttled in June 2016.

Dec 05 12:07

WATCH — WARNING GRAPHIC: Teen Confessions of a Jeffrey Epstein Sex Slave

1. My name is Virginia Roberts and I was born in August, 1983.

2. I am currently 31 years old.

3. I grew up in Palm Beach, Florida. When I was little, I loved animals and wanted to be a veterinarian. But my life took a very different turn when adults began to be interested in having sex with me.

4. In approximately 1999, when I was 15 years old, I met Ghislaine Maxwell. She is the daughter of Robert Maxwell, who had been a wealthy publisher in Britain. Maxwell asked that I come with her to Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion for the purposes of teaching me how to perform “massages” and to train me professionally in that area. Soon after that I went to Epstein’s home in Palm Beach on El Brillo Way.

Dec 05 12:04

Nolte: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Refuses to Retract $21 Trillion Whopper

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) misled her Twitter followers this week by telling them the Pentagon lost $21 trillion, which is enough to fund most of her Medicare for All scheme.
Two days later, and even though no less than the far-left Washington Post pointed out just how false her tweet is, as of this writing, she has yet to delete what can now be called a deliberate act of misinformation.

“Medicare for All” is the latest name for socialized medicine, single-payer, etc. In other words, if you want the same health care as our veterans get at the Veterans Administration, you will love Medicare for All.

Dec 05 11:40

Oil tycoon, CIA chief, President: George H.W. Bush was the epitome of American empire

The late US President George H.W. Bush, a luminary of America’s most powerful family, was the personification of a nation addicted to oil, obsessed with secrecy and war, and self-assured of its exceptional qualities.

When considering the life and times of George Herbert Walker Bush, one is forced to enter into a well-guarded mansion that is steeped in so many accumulated layers of wealth, power and secrecy that just scratching the surface requires a pickaxe and dynamite. For here we are dealing with no ordinary politician, but rather the scion of a dynastic clan who had a profound hand in shaping America into the country it is today.

Dec 05 11:29

Rand Paul rips 'deep state' for freezing him out of CIA briefing on Khashoggi killing

Sen. Rand Paul issued a rhetorical broadside against the “deep state” this week for freezing him out of a CIA briefing on slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Kentucky lawmaker was excluded from a group on Tuesday that met with CIA Director Gina Haspel. Accusations that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing have put the Trump administration in a diplomatic bind.

“This is the very definition of the deep state. The deep state is that the intelligence agencies do things, conclude things, make conclusions, but then the elected officials are prevented from knowing about this,” Mr. Paul told Fox News.

He added that “the deep state” will continue to amass “more power” until the status quo changes, The Washington Examiner reported.

Dec 05 11:29

SENATORS WORKING TO SLIP ISRAEL ANTI-BOYCOTT LAW THROUGH IN LAME DUCK

Cardin is making a behind-the-scenes push to slip an anti-boycott law into a last-minute spending bill being finalized during the lame-duck session, according to four sources familiar with the negotiations.

The measure, known as the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, was shelved earlier amid concerns about the infringement of free speech, after civil liberties groups argued that the original version would have allowed criminal penalties for Americans who participate in a political boycott of Israel. Some of the more aggressive elements of the provision have been removed under pressure, but the American Civil Liberties Union, which spearheaded the initial opposition to the bill, is still strongly opposed.

Dec 05 11:15

“2018 Is Starting To Look Historic”: This Is The Worst Market Since Nixon’s Presidency

Usually the excuse "nothing is working" is used by finance professionals when begging clients not to pull their money, desperate to explain woeful performance and when there are no other explanations left. Only in 2018, that excuse is actually spot on.

Dec 05 11:13

Possible Congressional move on Israel Anti-Boycott Act alarms activists

Pro-Palestine and free speech activists who have been mobilizing against the Israel Anti-Boycott Act are sounding an alarm about rumors of a secret attempt this week to slip the legislation, which the ACLU has declared unconstitutional even in its revised form, into the must-pass House spending bill.

Despite having 292 House cosponsors and 58 in the Senate, Congressional leaders have not brought the IABA to a vote during the 115th Congress. Now, with just days before Democrats take control of the House, and with numerous cosponsors leaving office due to retirements and midterm losses, time could be running out.

The declining chances for the passage next year of the IABA, a longtime AIPAC priority, may account for machinations like the rumored attempt to slip it into the appropriations bill. A newsletter from Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME) warns:

Dec 05 11:09

34% of U.S. Americans Believe US Elites Exploited 9/11 for Gain

A single common theme emerges from most public discussions of U.S. foreign policy. No matter how widespread the carnage, devastating the financial impact or enormous the opportunity cost of war – the United States is always presumed to have meant well. US foreign policies are designed as much to improve the well-being of foreigners as to protect US national security. It is relatively rare for revisionist historians or informed critics questioning the true motives behind US foreign policy to be allowed any significant platform to air contrarian views. Despite this pervasive discrimination, a significant segment of the American public not only believes US elites exploited the 9/11 attacks, but would like to see US government officials who backed the "Global War on Terror" criminally prosecuted.

Dec 05 11:06

FAA’s “Integration Pilot UAS Program” Is Really A National Police Surveillance Drone Program

The old adage if it looks like a duck (police drone), flies like a duck (drone) then it must be national police surveillance drone program, certainly appears to be the case here. (I took liberties with the old duck phrase.)

Dec 05 10:52

Never Forget: George Bush’s Wars Set The Stage For 25 Years Of Endless War

George Bush's wars would prove to be only an introduction to what was to come during the next 25 years of American foreign policy: target a foreign regime that poses no threat to the US, and manufacture a nice-sounding reason for doing so. Today, the methods are the same, and only the names have changed.

Dec 05 10:47

REMEMBERING GEORGE “BLOOD UP TO HIS ELBOWS” BUSH

When you’re rich and healthy and ambitious and have a lot of support, you can accomplish a lot of evil.

That’s George H.W. Bush’s life in a nutshell.

A lifelong CIA agent, he was friendly with ultra right Cuban drug dealers/assassins.

He appears to have been directly involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy and was a major operative in the Bay of Pigs attack on Cuba among countless other things.

He essentially controlled the White House from 1980 until 2016 (and he managed to get his Supreme Court pick “Bart” Kavanaugh on the bench under Trump.)

Reagan was senile and left all the work to him.

Dec 05 10:46

John Stossel On Censorship: Google & Facebook Cross ‘The Creepy Line’ Daily

John Stossel has recently said that Google and Facebook aren’t just guilty of censorship, but they cross “the creepy line” of suppression of speech daily. Both companies have an obvious agenda, and they have proven that they will silence those who dissent.

Dec 05 10:45

Legal Advice on Brexit Deal Reveals the 'Unthinkable,' Leaving MPs Furious

No wonder the UK government tried to hide the Legal Advice on the withdrawal agreement provisions, said the Deputy Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) as details on the realities of the backstop have been made available to the parliamentarians.

Theresa May's government suffered an impressive defeat at the House of Commons on Tuesday, when the MPs voted it was in contempt of the Parliament. The government ministers were ordered to publish the full legal advice by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal deal.

The Brexit legal advice revealed "central weaknesses in the Government's deal" and it is "unthinkable the Government tried to keep this information from Parliament," Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer said upon the partial release of the document.

Dec 05 10:40

Miseducated or Stupid?

Are Americans who admire the world’s most brutal regimes miseducated or stupid? Or do they have some kind of devious agenda?

Dec 05 10:27

US tries to stop Ireland banning imports from Israel’s settlements

A prominent US politician has lobbied Irish lawmakers to reject a proposed ban on imports from Israel’s illegal settlements.

Peter King, a member of Congress for New York, is among those who have opposed a bill being debated in Dublin.

Although the bill – aimed at forbidding goods from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank – seeks to uphold international law, King has depicted it as subversive.

King has tried to convince Fianna Fáil, one of Ireland’s largest parties, to withdraw its support for the proposed ban.

Dec 05 09:59

Political Decentralization: Freeing the Internet From Monopolists With Crypto-Tech

Op-Ed by Jonas Sevel Karlberg

The Internet was born from an ideal for information to be shared by all, with all, and was seen as the archetypal decentralized system. Today, however, commercialization by monopolistic and powerful actors has created a system in which we are shown information paid for by the highest bidders, and can only access what the wealthy and powerful permit. Giant tech companies, big businesses, and even governments now act as sentries who not only control what we can do, but have unprecedented capabilities to watch us do it...

Dec 05 09:39

Paris protests are about rising gas taxes but the dishonest American media won’t tell you why

When POTUS Donald Trump said during his 2016 campaign that, if elected, he would withdraw the United States from the “terrible” Paris Climate Accords deal to which his predecessor, Barack Obama, had committed the United States.

Dec 05 07:51

Tariffs, Congress

Dec 05 05:35

UK GOVERNMENT FOUND IN CONTEMPT OF PARLIMENT

In historic first, UK government found in contempt of parliament
Row in lower chamber House of Commons centred on publication of legal advice related to British PM's Brexit deal.

The UK government will publish in full legal advice it received regarding Prime Minister Theresa May's widely criticised Brexit deal after it was found to be in contempt of parliament for failing to originally do so.

In a landmark vote on Tuesday, parliamentarians in the lower chamber House of Commons backed a motion, tabled a day before by six parties, demanding full disclosure of the counsel by 311 votes to 293.

The vote marked the first time in history a UK government has been found in contempt of parliament.

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Dec 04 16:50

Feminism Was Created by the US Communist Party

Communists pioneered the political and cultural analysis of woman's oppression. They originated "women's studies," and advocated public daycare, birth control, abortion and even children's rights. They forged key feminist concepts such as "the personal is the political" and techniques such as "consciousness raising."

Dec 04 16:48

Gloria Steinem - How The CIA Used Feminism To Destabilize Society

"In the 1960´s, the elite media invented second-wave feminism as part of the elite agenda to dismantle civilization and create a New World Order."

Since writing these words last week, I have discovered that before she became a feminist leader, Gloria Steinem worked for the CIA spying on Marxist students in Europe and disrupting their meetings. She became a media darling due to her CIA connections. MS Magazine, which she edited for many years was indirectly funded by the CIA.

Steinem has tried to suppress this information, unearthed in the 1970´s by a radical feminist group called "Red Stockings." In 1979, Steinem and her powerful CIA-connected friends, Katharine Graham of the Washington Post and Ford Foundation President Franklin Thomas prevented Random House from publishing it in "Feminist Revolution." Nevertheless the story appeared in the "Village Voice" on May 21, 1979.

Dec 04 16:46

Feminism Was Created To Destabilize Society, Tax Women and set up the NWO - Aaron Russo

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Hollywood producer, filmmaker, activist and truth seeker Aaron Russo reveals some of the REAL reasons for feminism which was funded and pushed by the Rockefellers and the CIA for very nefarious reasons, which includes being part of their central banking worldwide takeover to help set up the New World Order

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