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Oct 31 10:41

Houston Mayoral Candidate Says Government & Media Are Run By “Organized Crime”

Derrick Broze, an activist and journalist who is running for Mayor in Houston, is going an unorthodox route in his political campaign. He is trying to appeal to an awakening citizenry by calling out both the local government and the local media in Houston as corrupt, biased, and even controlled by organized crime.

Oct 31 10:40

White House Responds To Impeachment Inquiry Vote

The Office of the Press Secretary issued a statement Thursday after the House of Representatives voted to open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

The House voted to open the inquiry 232-196 mostly along party lines. About a month earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the inquiry, which followed a whistleblower filing a complaint alleging Trump pressured Ukraine to dig up political dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“The president has done nothing wrong, and the Democrats know it. Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ unhinged obsession with this illegitimate impeachment proceeding does not hurt President Trump; it hurts the American people,” the statement from the Office of the Press Secretary reads.

Oct 31 10:04

“Terrorizing the Populace”: Report Finds CIA-Backed Death Squads in Afghanistan Committing War Crimes, Atrocities

By Eoin Higgins

CIA-backed death squads in Afghanistan have committed a number of human rights violations over the last year, a Human Rights Watch report found Thursday, and the militant groups are likely to be the lasting legacy of the U.S. war in the country.

“They do counterinsurgency the old-fashioned way,” tweeted Daily Beast national security reporter Spencer Ackerman, “terrorizing the populace.”...

Oct 31 09:59

From Russiagate to Ukrainegate: An Impeachment Inquiry

As the Quantum field oversees the disintegration of institutions no longer in service to the public, the Democratic party continues to lose their marbles, perpetuating their own simulated bubble as if they alone are the nation’s most trusted purveyors of truth.

Since the Mueller Report failed to deliver on the dubious Russiagate accusations, the party of Thomas Jefferson continues to remain in search of another ethical pretense to justify continued partisan turmoil. In an effort to discredit and/or distract attention from the Barr-Durham and IG investigations, the Dems have come up with an implausible piece of political theatre known as Ukrainegate which has morphed into an impeachment inquiry.

Oct 31 09:30

Corruption & the Rich

Oct 31 07:51

The Curious Case of Edward Snowden

Op-Ed by Makia Freeman

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who rose to extraordinary fame in June 2013 when he facilitated classified documents from the NSA to be made fully open and public, is an intriguing case. Some (with blind allegiance the USG and MIC [Military Industrial Complex]) view him as a traitor who should be imprisoned for life or killed. Others view him as a hero, genuine activist and champion of the right to privacy. There are also some who view him with skepticism, finding his story and claims beyond the bounds of credibility. With the publication of his recent book Permanent Record, and to some extent his recent interview with Joe Rogan, he has again become a focus of attention. We have learnt much more about his background and story. Now is a good opportunity to ask: who is Edward Snowden, and can we fully trust his story?...

Oct 30 20:43

California Legislature Unveils Plan To Raise Taxes On Wildfires Until They Move Out Of State

SACRAMENTO, CA—As California authorities scramble to deal with the unprecedented destruction wrought by the rash of wildfires across the state, the legislature has announced a foolproof plan to get rid of the devastating fires. The legislature will sharply increase taxes on the fires each and every year until they finally have had enough and agree to move to a more fire-friendly state.

Oct 30 12:17

ACE Elevator Company 9/11 Questions and Research How could explosives be planted in the WTC?

Although we do not know exactly how explosives could have been planted in the World Trade Center prior to 9/11, without detection, we do know two things for sure. Other possible explanations were not considered in the 9/11 Commission or NIST Reports. Key people were not even mentioned in the final reports.

The possibility of controlled demolition was not seriously considered in the Nine Eleven Official Conspiracy Theory (NEOCT). There were workers with unfettered access to parts of the builds that were perfect for the planting of explosives, such as in the elevators shafts next to the vertical support columns, and above the ceiling panels next to the horizontal beams. There were also fireproofing renovation workers.

Oct 30 12:05

Live: Fed Chair Jerome Powell holds a press conference after fed cuts rates

Happening Now- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell holds a press briefing to conclude the two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting. FOX Business Netw...

Oct 30 10:38

A 'Red Army of Mediocrities': Our Soviet-Style University System

In an April 15 Boston Globe article entitled “A Message to All Professional Thinkers: We Either Hang Together or We Hang Separately,” historian Niall Ferguson described the now-routine “outing” of conservative professors at American Universities by the hard-Left Marxists who control most of them. The usual procedure is to first lie about something the conservative (or libertarian) supposedly said to whip a “Twitter mob” into a hateful frenzy. The local media then pick up on it and pile on.

Oct 30 10:33

CHINA IS BECOMING A BLOCKCHAIN-POWERED ORWELLIAN DYSTOPIA

China seems to be going all-in with the mission to integrate blockchain technology into the state machinery and the world probably shouldn’t ignore the possible ramifications. Especially not now — after President Xi Jinping’s open and substantiated endorsement of the technology a few days ago.

Oct 30 10:33

Leader: US, West spy services inciting unrest in regional states

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned that the United States and Western spy services, funded by certain reactionary countries of the region, have been fomenting turmoil and insecurity in other regional states, calling for vigilance against such enemy plots.

Ayatollah Khamenei described insecurity as “the biggest damage” a country could suffer, warning against plots being pursued by the enemies to rob regional countries of security.

The elements instigating such “dangerous hostilities” are known, said the Leader, adding that “the US and the Western intelligence services, financed by certain reactionary countries of the region, are behind such incidents.”

Oct 30 10:27

Fake Narratives as Cover For High Crimes

Western stories about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are meant to confuse, to distract, and to strengthen fake narratives.

First, the West supports Daesh in Syria (and beyond). It isn’t a secret.

Finally, it fortifies the fake “War on Terror” myth which inverts the truth, which is that the West supports terrorism in all its forms as it commits war crimes as policy.

The political spectacles, the transparent war lies, the fake narratives, obscure foundational issues.The Right to Self-Determination is foundational to International Law.

Syria has every right to take any and all necessary measures to regain ITS OWN OIL FIELDS. Washington has ZERO rights to steal the oil.Second, it provides a distraction from what is really happening in Syria. Whereas the West has been destroying Syria and stealing its resources throughout the war, now Washington is basically admitting that it is stealing Syrian resources.

Oct 30 10:22

Trump’s Syria Trifecta?

According to Friedman, “(t)he job of the (US) president is to…oppose any foe to ensure the survival of freedom with the fact that US interests and values still require us to remain engaged around the world in a sustainable way.”

Translation: Preemptive wars on targeted nations threatening no one are OK as long as waged by Pentagon and allied forces, the rule of law a nonissue.Fact: The so-called global war on terrorism is a colossal hoax. It’s war OF terrorism on humanity at home and abroad, not on it.

Fact: ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups are used as US imperial foot soldiers in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and virtually anywhere else where the Pentagon and CIA want them deployed.

The notion of involvement by US forces in combatting ISIS is one of the biggest Big Lies about US wars of aggression.

Oct 30 10:18

New York City Secretly Shipping Homeless People to Over 350 Cities Including Honolulu, Houston

New York City officials have been quietly dumping homeless people to more than 370 cities across 32 states, including Honolulu and Houston.

Under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Special One-Time Assistance Program,” (SOTA) local homeless families are given a full year’s worth of rent – which has cost NYC taxpayers $89 million on rent alone since August 2017 – before exporting some 5,074 homeless families (12,482 individuals) to cities as far as the South Pacific, according to the New York Post, citing data from the Department of Homeless Services (DHS).

Oct 30 10:15

The USA’s History Of Controlling The OPCW To Promote Regime Change

You wouldn’t know it from today’s news headlines, but there’s a major scandal unfolding with potentially far-reaching consequences for the entire international community. The political/media class has been dead silent about the fact that there are now two whistleblowers whose revelations have cast serious doubts on a chemical weapons watchdog group that is widely regarded as authoritative, despite the fact that this same political/media class has been crowing all month about how important whistleblowers are and how they need to be protected ever since a CIA spook exposed some dirt on the Trump administration.

Oct 30 10:11

Have The Bankers And Politicians Taken America to The End of Its Financial Rope?

What if you woke up this morning to hear news reports that the U.S GDP (gross domestic product) is in decline for the first time in decades? The GDP is a number world economies use as a bellwether. Where the U.S. economy goes, so goes the world. (Given that the Post WW I & II rearrangement saw to it that the U.S. would have high incomes to produce a consumer economy and most of the rest of the world would be a supplier economy with low incomes to provide cheap products to the U.S.)

Below is economist John Williams (ShadowStats.com) chart showing the U.S. has been in a prolonged recession. (A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of declining economic performance.)

Oct 30 10:01

Kalifornia is Trembling Like a Fading Mirage in the Wailing Wind of Agitated Djinns.

Les is on a rant. Get outa Kali....

These Djinns are being whipped up in Kalifornia and instead of attributing this to HAARP and the rest to covert energy weapons and the Deep State, I'm going to say it is all in the order of a warning. It is a WARNING to leave Kalifornia, most especially the coastal area and these warnings have been coming for some time and they are increasing in severity and doing it exponentially.

It's not just the wild weather in Kalifornia, the natural disasters, the airhead dreamer, superficial, air kissing, good life junkies. It is also the thousands of homeless, shitting and pissing on the streets, shooting up drugs and the diseases that culture brings but even more... it's the political leaders indifference and inability to do anything about any of it.

Oct 30 09:48

Happy Halloween? Ranking The Worst Candy Companies Contributing To Child Labor and Deforestation

By John Vibes

It is estimated that people in the United States alone will spend $2.7 billion on candy for Halloween, and not many of us really think about where that money is going. Unfortunately, many of the companies behind our favorite Halloween candies have some extremely unethical business practices, including the use of child labor in slave-like conditions overseas...

Oct 30 09:39

USS Liberty Survivor Slams Charlie Kirk For 'Insulting' Survivors As 'Conspiracy Theorists'

"[Y]ou condemned as "Conspiracy Theorists" the officers and crew of the USS Liberty (AGTR-5) who survived the June 8, 1967, Israeli attack on our ship."

A survivor of Israel's attack on the USS Liberty penned an open letter slamming Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk for "insult[ing]" survivors of the June 8, 1967 attack as "conspiracy theorists" during a Q&A session last week.

Oct 30 09:37

Charlie Kirk Hammered With Hard Questions At Wild Ohio U 'Culture War' Event

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk forcefully defended his support for green card giveaways, drag queens and Israel while facing off with young culture warriors during a wild Q&A at his "Culture Wars" event Tuesday night at the University of Ohio.

Oct 30 09:12

Nunes: Adam Schiff was coaching Alexander Vindman throughout his testimony

“I have never in my life seen anything like what happened today, during the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman,” ...

Rep. @Jim_Jordan: "The idea that during our hour our council was asking questions and Adam Schiff tells the witness not to answer our questions. It's completely ridiculous and it's why this should be in public

Oct 30 09:06

Israel’s new moves to airbrush the occupation

Jonathan Cook highlights moves in Israel designed to make the occupation of the Palestinian West Bank permanent by legalising land theft by Jewish settlers who would thereafter be treated as “locals”, in an attempt to bypass the international prohibition on altering the demography of occupied land. >>

Oct 30 08:57

Joe Biden, son excluded from Democrats' Ukraine probe

President Trump’s defenders in Congress increasingly point to the importance of investigating corruption in Ukraine allegedly involving former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and his son Hunter, which is the centerpiece of the impeachment inquiry.

While absent from House Democrats’ impeachment probe, questions persist about Hunter Biden’s high-paying job on a Ukraine natural-gas company while his father was the point man for the Obama White House in Ukraine, a country notorious for corruption, especially in the energy industry.

Oct 30 08:38

Democratic pro-Israel group attacks Bernie Sanders

Democratic Majority for Israel is angry at Senator Bernie Sanders because two Muslim congresswomen of color supportive of Palestinian rights and freedom have endorsed him for president.

The group, which bills itself as the “voice of pro-Israel Democrats,” was formed earlier this year to prevent the rapid hemorrhaging of support for Israel among progressives in the party.

Mark Mellman, the organization’s leader, said last week, “It’s deeply disturbing to find a candidate who claims to be ‘100 percent pro-Israel,’ opposed to BDS and a fighter against anti-Semitism surrounding himself with a number of surrogates and endorsers who hate Israel, support BDS and have repeatedly made anti-Semitic statements.”

BDS stands for boycott, divestment and sanctions, the Palestinian-led movement to pressure Israel to respect human rights, modeled on the global campaign that helped end apartheid in South Africa.

Oct 30 08:31

Rep. Jordan: Schiff Directed Vindman Not to Answer Certain Questions from Republicans

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) prevented Republicans from asking impeachment probe witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the White House’s top Ukraine expert, some questions at his closed-door deposition in the Capitol basement Tuesday.
Democrats have accused Republicans of trying to figure out who the “whistleblower” is with their line of questioning during Vindman’s deposition.

Jordan, who witnessed Vindman’s deposition, said he could not go into explicit detail about the questions Schiff blocked. The Ohio lawmaker, however, explained to reporters:

[House Intelligence Committee] Chairman Schiff has prevented the witness from answering certain questions we had during the deposition. … When we asked [Vindman] who he spoke to after important events in July. Adam Schiff said, “No, no, no” we’re not going to let him answer that question. Even though at the start of every one of these depositions … he says, “This is not classified.”

Oct 30 08:30

Nunes Aide Reportedly Leaking Whistleblower's Name

Derek Harvey, a former Trump aide who now works for Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., reportedly leaked documents identifying the Ukraine whistleblower, the Daily Beast reported.

Harvey handed notes to House Republicans identifying the whistleblower's name ahead of closed-door depositions in an attempt to get the name in the record of the proceedings, which House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, D-Calif., vowed to release.

President Donald Trump has pushed for the whistleblower to be identified and said the person was "almost a spy."

The complaint filed by the whistleblower alleged Trump improperly pressured Ukraine's leader to investigate a political rival.

Oct 30 08:14

Rep. Omar Votes 'Present' on Armenian Genocide Bill

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was one of three House Representatives to vote "present" on an Armenia genocide bill, telling CNN that genocide "should not be used as a cudgel in a political fight."

Her explanation drew a rebuke on Twitter: one, for not condemning genocide; and two, for pointing back to abuses against Native Americans and slavery, which have many times been condemned by congressional resolutions, Fox News reported.

Omar defended her statement later after receiving criticism for her choice.

"*Of course* we should acknowledge the Genocide," she tweeted.

"My issue was with the timing and context. I think we should demand accountability for human rights abuses consistently, not simply when it suits our political goals."

Oct 30 08:13

Top Democrat Witness and Pompous Nutjob Col. Vindman Tried and Failed to Tamper with Rough Draft of President’s Call to Ukrainian President

Earlier today Colonel Alexander Vindman was the witness in Adam Schiff’s basement chamber of secrets.

Vindman wore his full dress uniform to testify on his dislike of President Trump’s Ukrainian policy.

Oct 30 07:00

Pompeo Calls on Lebanese Political Leaders to Form New Government 'to the Needs of Its Citizens'

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration wants political leaders in Lebanon to rapidly create a new government in the wake of the resignation of the country’s prime minister, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

"In light of Prime Minister [Saad] Hariri’s resignation, the United States calls on Lebanon’s political leaders to urgently facilitate the formation of a new government that can build a stable, prosperous, and secure Lebanon that is responsive to the needs of its citizens," Pompeo said on Tuesday.https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=images+yemeni+children%2C+dead+or+dying+from+saudi+airstrikes&qpvt=Images%3a++Yemeni+children%2c+dead+or+dying+from+Saudi+Airstrikes&form=IGRE&first=1&cw=1129&ch=597

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious, by making this statement, than Pompeo knows very little about the complexity of the Lebanese government, and how this is arranged.

How the Lebanese Government is Structured

But nature abhors a vacuum; I am just hoping (and praying) that Israel doesn't feel that "timing is perfect" for attacking Hezbollah in Lebanon, and of course, any "justification" (most probably without a shred of actual evidence) will do.

Oct 30 06:19

‘THIS CHARGE IS 100% FALSE’: GRAYZONE EDITOR MAX BLUMENTHAL ARRESTED MONTHS AFTER REPORTING ON VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION VIOLENCE

BY BEN NORTON
Max Blumenthal, the editor of the news site The Grayzone, was arrested on the morning of October 25 on a fabricated charge related to the siege of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC that took place between April and May.

A team of DC police officers appeared at Blumenthal’s door at just after 9 AM, demanding entry and threatening to break his door down. A number of officers had taken positions on the side of his home as though they were prepared for a SWAT-style raid.

Blumenthal was hauled into a police van and ultimately taken to DC central jail, where he was held for two days in various cells and cages. He was shackled by his hands and ankles for over five hours in one such cage along with other inmates. His request for a phone call was denied by DC police and corrections officers, effectively denying him access to the outside world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, reporting on facts has become passe in the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, and truth which is not appreciated by the people in power, don't want anyone to know who and what the US government is supporting to ultimately supplant Maduro in Venezuela.

And there is a very disturbing companion piece, also in blacklistednews.com, which gives me cause for concern about the state, and future, of free speech in this country, IF, in fact, it is true;

"Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

More than half of Americans want the government to censor

The Article goes on to state:

The results of a new survey are truly disturbing. It was discovered that more than half of Americans want themselves, others, and the media censored by the government. Unfortunately, instead of learning from history, people are actually asking for a repeat of Nazi Germany or the gulags of the Soviet Union.

The First Amendment, which guarantees Americans freedom of speech, should be overhauled to reflect current cultural norms, according to 51 percent of the respondents to a survey published on Wednesday by the Campaign for Free Speech. The campaign is hoping to call attention to the dire state of Americans’ preeminent civil rights with the poll, which breaks down opposition along gender, race, class, and educational lines."

Sometimes, the truth is just butt-ugly, and there are moments when my heart breaks, to see the evil of which humankind is incredibly capable, particularly when it involves in war crimes, as is happening in Yemen right now.

But as a Christian Pacifist Activist, I do not have the luxury of either blinking,and turning away or, crying; I have to be disciplined enough to understand that the American people need to have a peaceful, and rational conversation about how the ongoing genocide in Yemen, is actually "making Amerika more safe", or "Protecting the American way of life.

That's just part of my job.

So I will continue to post those pictures some in this country despise, because ... they represent the truth of military might gone mad, and what the consequences of that continue to be.

Images: Yemeni children killed, or maimed for life, courtesy of Saudi airstrikes

Sorry; but in my world, there is no such thing as "collateral damage"; particularly when it comes to non-combatants.

Oct 30 06:04

Joe Biden Repeatedly Asked Federal Agencies To Do What His Son’s Lobbying Clients Wanted

News of Hunter Biden profiting from his father’s political activity is becoming an endless saga that has yet to genuinely interest our media who claim “democracy dies in darkness.” The latest set of coincidences, uncovered by Alana Goodman of The Washington Examiner, reveal more unseemly connections between Hunter’s business adventures and his father’s political maneuvers. Whether it be China, Ukraine, or China again, we have heard this pattern before.

While serving as senator of Delaware, Joe Biden reached out discreetly to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss matters his son Hunter Biden’s firm was then lobbying for, according to government records Goodman gathered.

Oct 29 23:11

‘Arrogant & illegal’: Lavrov denounces US military’s oil moves in Syria at Russian-Turkish-Iranian press event

The US was “arrogant” to send its troops to guard oilfields in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said, adding that it remains unclear from whom the installations need to be protected.

The actions of the Americans in Syria violate international law, as their presence in the country is “illegal,” Lavrov reiterated, appearing alongside his Iranian and Turkish counterparts at a press-conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

Oct 29 23:01

America Has Been at War 93% of the Time – 222 out of 239 Years – Since 1776

First published by Washington’s Blog and Global Research in February 2015

The U.S. Has Only Been At Peace For 21 Years Total Since Its Birth

In 2011, Danios wrote:

Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of existence. In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the U.S. did not wage any wars.

To put this in perspective:

Oct 29 22:44

Video footage shows seven-year-old James Younger telling his biological father that fake mother Anne Georgulas is forcing him to be a “girl”

This woman belongs in a Nut House!

(Natural News) The father of seven-year-old James Younger, a Texas boy who’s being forcibly transitioned into a “girl” by Anne Georgulas of Dr. Anne Pediatrics in Coppell, has publicly shared video footage proving that young James would prefer to remain a boy.

In the clip, which Jeffrey Younger, James’ biological father, shared to his “Save James” website, young James is seen telling his dad that, “Mommy tells me I’m a girl” – “mommy” referring to Anne Georgulas, Jeffrey’s ex-wife who’s not actually James’ biological mother.

Since James and his twin brother were created in vitro from Jeffrey’s sperm and the eggs of an unidentified donor, Georgulas has no biological relation to either of the boys, though she’s taken it upon herself to seek sex change “therapy” for James because she always wanted a little girl.

Oct 29 22:26

We must act now to save Julian Assange and the Rule of Law

During October, a quarter of a million people have made a half million visits to this website. These are only the visits to this website. The number does not include the visits to my columns carried on scores of other websites both in English and in Foreign translation where my writings are republished.

Yet, in the past two days as of 4pm today, only 450 people have signed the petition to free Julian Assange from his unlawful imprisonment that is posted on my website.

Surely my readers can do better than that.

If we cannot save Julian Assange, we cannot save ourselves.

Oct 29 14:52

White House blasts impeachment resolution as 'illegitimate sham' without 'any due process' for Donald Trump after Democrats release proposal that omits details about president's rights when hearings go public

Power is concentrated in hands on Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff
He will get to approve Republican witnesses and their requests for subpoena
After Intel finishes its investigation, it will write a public report.

Matter then goes to Judiciary panel which writes articles of impeachment
Trump and his lawyer cannot participate in process until that final stage
House votes on resolution on Thursday, which is Halloween.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not a legitimate inquiry; this is nasty, rotting from its dead carcass, "Star Chamber" behaviour, where the rules are made up as the Dementocrats roll along, giving utterly no chance for the accused to intelligently, and rationally, present their case.

Oct 29 11:07

Judicial Watch Obtains Records Showing Contact Between Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr That DOJ Claimed It Couldn’t Find

Judicial Watch announced today it received through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit 13 pages out of 42 responsive pages of communications between former FBI official Peter Strzok and DOJ official Bruce Ohr that the DOJ claimed previously it could not find.

Judicial Watch obtained the documents in an April 2019 FOIA lawsuit filed after submitting July 2018 FOIA requests to the DOJ and the FBI. The FBI failed to respond, while the Justice Department claimed to find no records of communications between Strzok and Ohr (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:19-cv-01082)). The lawsuit seeks:

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