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Nov 24 10:18

Vladimir Putin hits out at 'WEAK and politically incompetent' US in scathing attack

VLADIMIR Putin hit out at the government of the United States, arguing that their decision-making is "weak" and "politically incompetent", a documentary has revealed.

Russian president Vladimir Putin spoke about his role in brokering agreements during the Syria crisis, in contrast to Western “incompetence". Appearing on "World Order 2018", he spoke about meeting with representatives from Iran and Turkey. In July 2018, the three countries met for two days of talks on issues related to the war in Syria.

Russian president Vladimir Putin spoke about his role in brokering agreements during the Syria crisis, in contrast to Western “incompetence". Appearing on "World Order 2018", he spoke about meeting with representatives from Iran and Turkey. In July 2018, the three countries met for two days of talks on issues related to the war in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On the international stage, Putin comes off as a consummate statesman; in contrast, President Trump comes across as a bumbling, rambunctious fool, owned, simultaneously, by both Israel and Saudi Arabia.

That "ownership" cannot possibly be good for either the American people, or peace internationally.

Nov 24 09:54

Ten Reasons Why Governments Fail

TAGS Calculation and Knowledge Political Theory

11/22/ 2018 Antony P. Mueller
When politicians and bureaucrats fail to deliver what they promise — which happens a lot — we're often told that the problem can be solved if only we get the right people to run the government instead. We're told that the old crop of government agents were trying hard enough. Or that they didn't have the right intentions. While it's true that there are plenty of incompetent and ill-intentioned people in government, we can't always blame the people involved. Often, the likelihood of failure is simply built in to the institution of government itself. In other words, politicians and bureaucrats don't succeed because they can't succeed. The very nature of government administration is weighted against success.

Here are ten reasons why:

Nov 24 09:26

MI6 Scrambling To Stop Trump From Releasing Classified Docs In Russia Probe

The UK's Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6, has been scrambling to prevent President Trump from publishing classified materials linked to the Russian election meddling investigation, according to The Telegraph, stating that any disclosure would "undermine intelligence gathering if he releases pages of an FBI application to wiretap one of his former campaign advisers."

Trump's allies, however, are fighting back - demanding transparency and suggesting that the UK wouldn't want the documents withheld unless it had something to hide.

The Telegraph has talked to more than a dozen UK and US officials, including in American intelligence, who have revealed details about the row.

British spy chiefs have “genuine concern” about sources being exposed if classified parts of the wiretap request were made public, according to figures familiar with discussions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what was so damning that the UK's and Australia's intelligence community are so dead against this release of information.

Nov 23 17:50

Is The Trump Administration Really Trying To Arrest Julian Assange?

The Deep State has gone ahead with the plan. The more they thought about it, the more they thought they could use it to spin a narrative in their favor that not only involved Assange, but also Mueller, his own sealed indictments, and Russian collusion. This New York Times article awkwardly titled ‘Assange Is Secretly Charged in U.S., Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal‘ is almost a step-by-step guide for building a Fake News narrative. Let’s take a look.

Nov 23 17:09

Latin America Has Fewer Guns, But More Crime

Although we hear relentlessly in this country that more guns lead to more crime, the experience of Latin America certainly doesn’t lend much credence to the idea. Advocates for gun control try to ignore Latin America and focus strictly on Europe, where they claim that low crime rates are synonymous with low levels of gun ownership. (Even this claim must exclude Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the Baltics to be true.) By expanding our analysis to the Americas, however, we quickly find these claims are anything but self-evident.

Nov 23 17:02

NRA Moves Forward in First Amendment Case Against NY Governor Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is notoriously hostile to the Second Amendment and the exercise thereof. -- His administration has been riddled with corruption. He is considered one of the three engineers of the infamous “Safe Act”. The other two, Dean Skelos, former leader of the New York Senate, and Sidney Silver, former Speaker of the New York Assembly, have been convicted of corruption. Governor Cuomo was intimately politically involved with both men.

Nov 23 16:17

Haiti Police and UN Attack Protesters Pushing For Investigation Into Petrocaribe Funds; Trump Admin Backs Regime Plagued By Voter Fraud Allegations

By Aaron Kesel

Utter chaos is erupting in Haiti, with videos and pictures of dead protesters against the current Jovenel Moise regime flooding social media. While MSM (Mainstream Media) is reporting on the deaths of protesters, the numbers are severely under-reported and the story is far from the full narrative playing out for a country that has been embroiled in various forms of corruption for years.

What MSM is further failing to report is that Haitian police aren’t the only ones involved in the Haitian massacre; the UN is also responsible with its military occupation established in the country in 2004...

Nov 23 06:34

Midterm Election

Nov 22 11:36

Ten Reasons Why Governments Fail

By Antony P. Mueller

When politicians and bureaucrats fail to deliver what they promise — which happens a lot — we’re often told that the problem can be solved if only we get the right people to run the government instead. We’re told that the old crop of government agents were trying hard enough. Or that they didn’t have the right intentions. While it’s true that there are plenty of incompetent and ill-intentioned people in government, we can’t always blame the people involved. Often, the likelihood of failure is simply built in to the institution of government itself. In other words, politicians and bureaucrats don’t succeed because they can’t succeed. The very nature of government administration is weighted against success.

Here are ten reasons why...

Nov 22 11:35

George Soros Sold Huge Amounts Of Facebook And Netflix Just Before Tech Stocks Crashed

George Soros avoided a loss of more than 17 million dollars by dumping shares of Facebook, Netflix and Goldman Sachs just before the big crash started happening. In other words, he made out like a bandit by selling at the peak of the market. Is he smarter than all the rest of us, did he have some inside information, or was he simply lucky? In recent months, tech stocks have lost approximately a trillion dollars in value, and many investors have been absolutely devastated. But not George Soros. According to the most recent filing with the SEC, Soros Fund Management was able to dump shares in Facebook and Netflix just in time…

Nov 22 09:58

Why Mass Shooters Go To Gun Free Zones

Look, I’m not going to say that armed citizens will universally stop bad guys and survive. In fact, there’s a good chance that some armed citizens reacting to mass shootings may be shot themselves. But speaking for myself, if I can buy my family and others a little bit more time to escape to safety, I’m OK with that trade. If I can put the rabid animal down in the process and save more lives, so much the better. -- What we do know is that armed resistance works. It stops attacks and saves lives. -- But when will the mainstream media report that?

Nov 22 09:47

The Only Regime Change that Is Needed Is in Washington

Actually, the only regime change that is needed is in Washington and it would include Jeffrey, Bolton, Haley, Pompeo, and Miller. And while we’re at it, get rid of son-in-law Jared Kushner and his claque of Orthodox Jews, Jason Greenblatt the “peace negotiator” and David Friedman the U.S. Ambassador in Israel. None of them are capable of acting to advance any American national interest, which they wouldn’t recognize even if it hit them in the butt. Once they are gone the U.S. can bid the Middle East goodbye and leave its constituent nations to sort out their own problems. Jeffrey’s ridiculous prescriptions for the Syrians and Russians are symptomatic of what one gets from a team of yes-men who have latched onto some dystopic ideas and pursued them relentlessly, blinded by what they believe to be American power. Someone should tell them that their antics have made that power a commodity that is dramatically depreciating in value, but it is clear that they are not listening.

Nov 22 09:29

For What Should We Be Thankful?

What if the government’s true goal is to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and by bureaucrats and central bankers behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which political party controls either house of Congress?

Nov 22 08:23

How diverse the new United States' leadership really is

The United States is a racially and ethnically diverse nation of 330 million people. But when looking at the country's elected officials, as well as the Supreme Court and President Donald Trump’s cabinet, one thing stands out - most are still white men
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-14 out of 23 members of cabinet are white men
-5 out of 9 Supreme Court Justices are white men
-39 out of 55 governors are white men
2 fewer than before the elections.
-71 out of 100 senators are white men
1 fewer then before the elections
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268 out of 435 house members are white men
17 fewer than before the elections.
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Nov 21 14:41

More millennials are moving back home – and it’s making everyone depressed: 20-somethings AND their parents experience a blow to their mental health when they ‘boomerang’ back, studies find

As for parents, they might be a bit relieved if their children weren't going through hardships, but they'd still rather have their independence back, according to the previous study on their attitudes.

Nov 21 14:11

Fraying principles: The hypocrisy of US progressives towards the Palestinians

Lawrence Davidson views why US politicians such as New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker, who are “progressive” on domestic issues, hold a blindspot towards Israeli racism and aggression and choose to be illiberal on the rights of the oppressed Palestinian people. >>

Nov 21 13:58

Big Pharma’s Dangerous Drugs Are Now Killing More People Than Guns or Automobile Accidents

While all these lives (and the lives of their loved ones) are being torn apart, Big Pharma has been raking in billions. And the same industry that caused this massive epidemic of death now stands to profit by selling new, pharmaceutical “cures” for the problem they created.

Nov 21 13:41

$9 trillion corporate debt bomb ‘bubbling’ in economy…

At first glance, it looks like a $9 trillion time bomb is ready to detonate, a corporate debt load that has escalated thanks to easy borrowing terms and a seemingly endless thirst from investors.

Nov 21 13:32

The Social Concentration Camp

This madness and abnormality is clear to me. I can’t understand why it isn’t clear to others. Am I mad? Am I the one who is abnormal? How can so many millions of people be oblivious to the facts and reality of our situation? They just seem to sleepwalk through life believing what they are told, thinking the way their keepers want them to think, doing what they are told to do, not questioning authority figures, and fulfilling their infinite appetite for distractions with their technological gadgets. As Huxley predicted in the late 1950s, the fact people have adjusted to this profoundly abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. Being normal today is considered abnormal.

Nov 21 13:21

Revenge Is Mine Saith Washington (Paul Craig Roberts)

To a person of my disappearing generation, it is inexplicable that the nations of the world, much less Americans, would stand moot while the world’s best, most trusted and most honest journalist is set up by a totally corrupt US government for destruction. The result of Assange’s persecution will be to criminalize embarrassing the US government.

Nov 21 12:48

Fruits of College Indoctrination

Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech.” Much later, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said, “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” From the Nazis to Stalinists to Maoists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, just as American leftists did during the 1960s. Their support for free speech is easy to understand. Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. The right to say what they please is their tool for indoctrination, propagandizing and proselytization. Once the leftists gain control, as they have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed. This is increasingly the case on university campuses. Much of the off-campus incivility we see today is the fruit of what a college education has done to our youth.

Nov 21 12:41

The Mueller Investigation Is Not Coming to an End

President Donald J. Trump’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani and Jay Seculow, are crowing this Thanksgiving from the rooftops of whatever establishment abode they now are seeking refuge in, that the Russian collusion and obstruction of justice investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is coming to an end and is essentially over. Of course, these two “legal court jesters” of the Trump White House have been making these predictions since Mueller began his “witch hunt.” But contrary to the “kool aid” that is being served up by these television lawyers who are frequently showcased on Fox News’ “Hannity” and other venues, it again is not likely that the house has fallen, Wizard of Oz style, on Mueller and his leftist prosecutorial Munchkins.

Nov 21 12:34

Trump wanted Justice Department to PROSECUTE Hillary Clinton and James Comey until White House lawyers warned it could lead to his impeachment 

President Donald Trump told White House counsel Don McGahn this year that he wanted the Department of Justice to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey, only to have McGahn push back and remind him that he doesn't run the DOJ.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that at McGahn's urging, White House lawyers spelled out in a memo to the president how asking federal law enforcement to investigate his political enemies could open him up to an investigation that might end with his impeachment.

Trump has said privately that that he would favor the appointment of a second special counsel to probe both Comey, the FBi director he fired last year, and Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee whom he beat in 2016.

Nov 21 12:11

‘Lock Her Up!’ Liberal Pundits, Entertainers Target Ivanka Trump over Private Email

Left-wing pundits, activists, and entertainers attacked senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump following reports she used a personal email account to conduct government business, with some calling for her to be fired from the administration and imprisoned.

Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year, the Washington Post reported Monday.

The emails were sent to White House aides, Cabinet members, and Ivanka Trump’s assistants, many in violation of public records rules, the paper said. The emails the group uncovered include correspondence between Ivanka Trump and Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But none of Ivanka's emails were classified, unlike Hillary, and also unlike Hillary, Ivanka did not have her own email server set up in her home.

Nov 21 12:09

Dershowitz: Shouldn’t Criminalize Private Email Use by Hillary or Ivanka, ‘Hypocrisy on Parade’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz argued that private email use shouldn’t be criminalized, whether the email use was done by Hillary Clinton or Ivanka Trump and criticized the “hypocrisy on parade.”

Dershowitz said, “I think it’s hypocrisy on parade. Each side uses whatever arguments they can to help and bolster their partisan position. Look, everybody uses private emails. We now have a list of probably a dozen people in public life who have used emails. Apparently, Ivanka Trump used the emails only for scheduling purposes. There was no classified material. The emails are all preserved. It’s a non-issue. It’s just partisan bickering. We should not be criminalizing the use of private emails, whether by Hillary Clinton or by Ivanka Trump.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A Title 18 violation is a Title 18 violation, Alan.

Nov 21 11:50

Ecuador won’t last forever: Assange will likely stand trial in US, ex-CIA director says

Julian Assange can’t stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London forever – and when he finally does leave, he’ll likely be extradited to the US, former CIA director John Brennan mused in a recent interview.

Asked by MSNBC’s Brian Williams on Monday if he thought “we’ll ever seen Julian Assange on American soil” or “inside an American courtroom,” the Obama-era top spook responded in the affirmative.

Nov 21 11:49

Obama backs Pelosi ahead of her bid for House gavel

Former US President Barrack Obama has thrown his support behind the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, before her new bid for speakership in the wake of victory in the midterms elections.

"I think Nancy Pelosi, when the history is written, will go down as one of the most effective legislative leaders that this country's ever seen," Obama told "The Axe Files" podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN, calling her an "extraordinary partner."

When Democrats take control in the House, Pelosi would need 218 votes to become the speaker.

Nov 21 11:36

Paris Prosecutors Probe Campaign Donations to Macron’s Party – Reports

Paris prosecutors on Tuesday opened a preliminary inquiry into the campaign financing of French President Emmanuel Macron's La Republique En Marche! (LREM) party, Europe 1 reported.

Public auditors were unable to trace back to the source the 144,000 euros ($164,000) in funds contributed to the party in 2017 and notified prosecutors about a possible violation, France’s Europe 1 radio said.

Nov 21 11:34

Germany denies free speech on Israel’s crimes

A few years ago German police dragged me across the bare gravel, my face pushed into the cold ground.

It was fall 2015. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, had declared that Haj Amin al-Husseini, a Palestinian political and religious leader, talked Adolf Hitler into exterminating the Jews.

A group of us protested against this disgraceful and dishonest claim outside the Chancellery in Berlin. We held placards reading “Netanyahu is a Holocaust denier.”

That evening I was hospitalized due to my violent arrest.

A Palestinian from Gaza and I had been asked by the police for our identity documents immediately after the demonstration ended. Although we fully cooperated, the police resorted to brutality.

I screamed as police officers dragged me along the ground. One officer placed her feet on me. Another officer twisted my arms; it felt like he was trying to break my fingers.

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