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Aug 14 11:08

10 Ways the Communist Manifesto Has Infiltrated the USA

In America, the goals of the communists have crept their way into society with little fanfare. Many people have no idea that public schools, the graduated income tax, and even a central state-controlled bank (like the Federal Reserve) were tenets of the Communist Manifesto.

Aug 14 10:54

How Would You Feel About A Nationwide Mask Mandate That Forced You To Wear A Mask In Public At All Times?

Once again, I don’t think that it is wrong to wear a mask at all.  In fact, for many people I believe that it is the correct choice. -- But if we let them mandate masks, it will just be a matter of time before they start mandating that we all take the coming COVID-19 vaccine.  Already, many in the mainstream media are quite distressed about the fact that polls have shown that most Americans don’t plan to get the vaccine at all.

Aug 14 08:05

PROPAGANDA & FEAR ALERT: MSM SAYS “MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE SHUTDOWNS ARE NEEDED”

Mainstream media outlets continue to do their jobs as the ruling class pulls the strings. The New York Times is now claiming that “much more aggressive shutdowns” are needed or COVID-19 will kill one million Americans.

Isn’t this fear-mongering getting old? It should be abundantly clear that those who are desperate to keep their power are needing the public to be afraid of everything. The article published by The New York Times cites no source, but Americans, by and large, have rejected logic and reason in exchange for horrifying levels of fear.

The editorial warns, “well over a million” Americans “may ultimately die” from COVID-19. The paper does not cite a source for that estimate, which seems highly implausible based on the death toll so far, projections for the next few months, the gap between total infections and confirmed cases, and a crude case-fatality rate that continues to fall.

Aug 13 13:23

Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists Use of Ghost Guns Act

One of the things that can make life harder for Second Amendment supporters is when government money gets used to create anti-Second Amendment propaganda. Often, that propaganda can be couched in the form of mandated reports.

Aug 13 11:45

Huh? Employees told to wear masks during ZOOM calls, even when home alone…

The governor’s mask order requires people to wear masks when they are indoors — other than in private residences. -- The head of the Department of Natural Resources is telling employees to wear face masks on teleconferences — even when they’re not around others and at no risk of spreading the coronavirus.

Aug 13 10:42

2020-2021 Public Schools: The Accelerated Indoctrination and Health Destroying System of Child Control Due to a ‘Virus’

Depending on which phase is claimed by the school district in question, protocols will be very invasive, will be based on isolation, will include constant washing and chemical-based disinfecting solutions, and even government-created student hygiene education, which is anything but healthy. Washing and ‘sanitizing’ before every entry and exit of a classroom will be mandated as well. Bleach solutions will be used to sanitize constantly throughout the day, and all students will be forced to ‘sanitize’ every time they leave a classroom. Distancing will be mandatory and constant. Temperature checks will happen upon arrival and throughout the day when ‘necessary.’ Any movement of students inside or outside the school will be administered by ‘movement specialists,’ if that nonsense is even believable?

Aug 13 10:23

MSM Propaganda: Prepare for ANOTHER Lockdown

Not one of these people can explain how another lockdown, complete impoverishment, and total elimination of small businesses permanently along with the middle class will “save the economy.” Of course, if you’ve been paying attention, you know this about crushing the dollar so the maters who rule over the world by money creation can own and control everyone and everything. This is by design. The economy must be crushed or no one will accept a digital dollar.

Aug 13 10:00

Invasion of the New Normals?

They’re here! No, not the pod people from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. We’re not being colonized by giant alien fruit. I’m afraid it is a little more serious than that. People’s minds are being taken over by a much more destructive and less otherworldly force … a force that transforms them overnight into aggressively paranoid, order-following, propaganda-parroting totalitarians.

Aug 13 09:26

Kamala Harris further left than ‘Democratic socialist’ Bernie Sanders

The New York Times called Harris a “pragmatic moderate” in its coverage of Harris’s announcement as Joe Biden’s running mate. (What did you expect from the MSM?)

Aug 13 08:56

Lockdown Restrictions — A Test To See How Much Tyranny Americans Will Accept ?

Dragging the pandemic out over years with lockdowns hurts the majority of people. It expedites an economic crash that was already in motion and it will lead to massive poverty levels in the US as well as a supply chain breakdown. It may even lead to full-on collapse. -- To be clear, I respect the private property rights of businesses that want customers to wear masks or take other precautions in their establishments. I have the right to not shop at those businesses if I don’t like it. The problems arise when government officials try to FORCE businesses to institute pandemic restrictions or to close down completely. An even bigger problem arises when governments try to force pandemic restrictions onto individuals in their everyday lives. This is simply unacceptable.

Aug 13 05:46

Fashion icons? Lionising the people who’ve turned Portland into a battleground shames the proud history of the Washington Post

While ‘protesters’ pelt cops with balloons of sh*t and set fire to police stations, the Post is treating them like a hot new band clad in haute couture. It would be laughable if it weren’t so irresponsible.

If your city had been terrorised by masked thugs for months on end, you might expect the media coverage of the rioters to be, at the very least, mildly circumspect. You might even think it would be condemnatory in tone to a certain extent.

What you would not expect is for them to receive a glowing profile, complete with a high-end fashion shoot praising their protests as “what your city does best”. But if you have the misfortune to be one of the few remaining sane people living in Portland, Oregon, that’s exactly what you got.

Over the weekend, the Washington Post decided to run a bizarre profile of some of the “mostly peaceful” protesters who have kept the city in a state of civil unrest since May.

Aug 13 05:32

Wrong narrative? US mainstream media mum on murder of 5yo white boy allegedly shot by black man in his own front yard

The hair-raising details of the incident, however, are not gracing the front pages. While it can be speculated why the story was generally overlooked, the fact is Hinnat was white. The alleged shooter, Darius Sessoms, who was arrested Monday, is black. Critics of mainstream media, such as podcast host Matt Walsh, said they've seen a pattern of black-on-white violence being ignored by the press and white-on-black violence being hyped to fit an agenda.

Aug 13 05:29

Caitlin Johnstone: MSM smear merchants target critics of Establishment China narratives

As the US-centralized empire’s slow-motion third world war against unabsorbed governments continues to accelerate, narrative management campaigns are getting more and more frenzied.

We see this exemplified in two recent smear pieces published by imperial spinmeisters about critics of the establishment-authorized narratives about what’s happening in China.

The oligarch-funded Axios has published a new article titled“The American blog pushing Xinjiang denialism” about the alternative media outlet The Grayzone.

Aug 13 05:09

ENGDAHL: TOWARDS A US-CHINA WAR? THE CREATION OF A GLOBAL TOTALITARIAN "ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT" SYSTEM?

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE

SOURCE: F. WILLIAM ENGDAHL VIA GLOBALRESEARCH.CA
If we step back from the details of daily headlines around the world and try to make sense of larger patterns, the dominant dynamic defining world geopolitics in the past three years or more is the appearance of a genuine irregular conflict between the two most formidable powers on the planet - The Peoples’ Republic of China and the United States of America. Increasingly it’s beginning to look as if some very dark global networks are orchestrating what looks to be an updated rerun of their 1939-1945 World War. Only this time the stakes are total, and aim at creation a universal global totalitarian system, what David Rockefeller once called a “one world government.” The powers that be periodically use war to gain major policy shifts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to strongly, but politely, suggest to the Adults in the Room in DC (the one or two perhaps still left standing in Congress and our military), that a war against China would be one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US could possibly do at this point in its history.

Unfortunately, just because something would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing this country could possibly do, is no guarantee that the US will not do it.

We don't have the troop strength, the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the money to pursue a positive outcome to such a war.

For example, the Chinese now have ai weapons.

AI weapons in China's military innovation

Chinese Military Shows Off ‘Rifle-Size Railguns’ In New Video

China's showing off new weapons likely to send a message

Chinese nuclear weapons stoke Pentagon Anxiety

Oh, and BTW, the design flaw-fraught F-35?!?
F-35 Design flaws mounting, new document shows.

The article goes on to state: "A new document obtained by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) shows that the F-35 program office has made little progress in fixing the fighter jet’s hundreds of design flaws, and continues to discover more of them. The Joint Strike Fighter Program Office’s Deficiency Report Metrics document, dated February 28, 2020, shows the program is currently dealing with 883 unresolved design flaws—and has no plan for correcting over 160 of them.

The F-35 has 162 deficiencies listed as “open, no planned correction.”

More than half, 448 deficiencies, remain “open, in dispute.” This means pilots or engineers believed they found a problem, but the contractors tasked with fixing the problems are claiming no problem exists. Multiple sources inside the F-35 program told POGO that the default response from the program’s prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, to any identified shortcoming is to say that the company’s design meets contract specifications, and that any further changes can only be made with a contract modification. In other words, the contractors will not fix the design flaws until the government pays for the changes. More worrying are the 162 deficiencies listed as “open, no planned correction.”

The fact that Lockheed Martin Corporate believes it can "get away with this kind of thinking", betrays at least an extraordinarily cavalier attitude toward the lives of those military personnel who depend on these aircraft for mission and survival, and if President Trump is going to turn this around, he needs to do so via executive order, and right the hell now.

If Lockheed Martin Corporate is obdurate, then henceforward, in every single contract for military product development, there needs to be a very clear statement that to not deliver a military product up to spec, on time, and for massive cost over-run is a form of treason which will not be allowed to stand, and that hard jail time is waiting for those execs who do not adhere to these requirements.

Draconian?!? Absolutely. Would it "cure the problem" of corporate malfeasance for our military?!? I would suggest it may well do that.

And the next thing that has to happen, is that the military industrial complex not be allowed to contribute one penny to political campaigns, either at the state or national level, because it is very difficult to yell at a corporate exec whose company has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to your campaign, when their product does not perform as advertised in the field for our military.

Aug 13 04:36

SURGING GUN SALES TRIGGERS SECOND AMMO SHORTAGE OF THIS YEAR

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE
The virus pandemic triggered a socio-economic bomb across major US metro areas resulting in one of the largest panic hoardings of guns and ammo by fearful consumers in quite some time, if not ever.

Gregory Ionadi, 75, the owner of gun shop Smoke N' Guns, located in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, told PJ Media:

"Prior to the COVID outbreak, President Obama was the best gun salesman we ever had," said Ionadi. "Anytime he was going to ban this, ban that, there was a rush on gun sales. When President Trump was elected, the fear of a gun ban subsided, and sales were so flat that several gun manufacturers went out of business."

Ionadi said sales at his gun shop erupted during the pandemic. He said he made more gun and ammo sales from March to April than what was done in the last three years, calling the period absolutely "crazy."

He said once the social unrest spread across the country by late May into early summer, the second round of panic buying occurred.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have never been so grateful as I am right now that Mike and I are sheltered away from the urban madness, and living in a very rural part of Indiana, close to family, and new friends.

Aug 13 04:27

BRAVE NEW WORLD: HEALTH 'EXPERTS' PROPOSE SPIKING WATER SUPPLY WITH LITHIUM TO STOP COVID-19 SUICIDES

SOURCE: BIG LEAGUE POLITICS
Scientists in the United Kingdom are seriously proposing dosing the water supply with lithium to prevent people from committing suicide due to the despair caused by the COVID-19 lockdowns and mass hysteria.

Research has been published in The British Journal of Psychiatry indicating that the use of lithium can result in a lower suicide rate. British health “experts” are attempting to take this correlation and use it as an excuse to drug certain communities that are at risk.

“The prevalence of mental health conditions and national suicide rates are increasing in many countries. Worldwide, over 800,000 people die by suicide every year, and suicide is the leading cause of death among persons aged 15-24 years,” said Anjum Memon, lead author of the study and epidemiology chair at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, in a press release.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lithium has problems, which is why other anti-depressants came into being. Severe side effects can include:

Hand tremor (If tremors are particularly bothersome, dosages can sometimes be reduced, or an additional medication can help.)
Increased thirst.
Increased urination.
Diarrhea.
Vomiting.
Weight gain.
Impaired memory.
Poor concentration.

And to FORCE this on sectors of the population, without their consent?!? How completely dystopian can this guy be to suggest such a thing?!?

Aug 12 18:51

Peak Idiocy: Wisconsin Government Agency Mandates Facemask Use For Virtual Zoom Meetings

by Tyler Durden
Wed, 08/12/2020 - 17:25

Despite the deluge of data that continues to come in indicating that the coronavirus may not be the death sentence that the mainstream media has made it out to be, the sharp overreaction from those who can't help but be scared half to death from the virus continues unabated.

The latest example comes to us from the Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources, who told its employees that effective August 1, they would have to wear a mask - even for teleconferences.

Aug 12 15:18

Red mercury

Red mercury is purportedly a substance of uncertain composition used in the creation of nuclear weapons, as well as a variety of unrelated weapons systems. Because of the great secrecy surrounding the development and manufacture of nuclear weapons, there is no proof that red mercury exists. However, all samples of alleged "red mercury" analyzed in the public literature have proven to be well-known, common red substances of no interest to weapons makers.[1]

Red mercury is therefore considered a hoax, perpetrated by con artists who sought to take advantage of gullible buyers on the black market for arms. There have been reports of "red mercury" on the international black markets since 1979, but the hoax seems to have been most common in the early 1990s, with asking prices as high as $1,800,000 per kilogram.[2]

Aug 12 13:57

US comedian Seth Rogen turns the truth about Israel into a joke

Lawrence Davidson highlights the growing gap between Zionists and young Jewish Americans who question the fake history of Israel they have been taught which blanks out the Palestinian people, and reject the racist, apartheid Zionist state.

Aug 12 13:17

The Real Kamala Harris

As bad as Hillary Clinton was, she never proposed using an executive order to institute a nationwide gun grab. -- If Harris really does become president, I anticipate that there will actually be discussion in some red states about the possibility of declaring independence from the federal government. -- Yes, I do think that things could really get that bad.

Aug 12 12:31

Gun control losing support as Americans fear a future without properly funded police

It won’t be surprising to see these numbers continue to rise as cities across the nation actually move forward with their poorly conceived plans to defund their police departments while left-wing mobs continue to terrorize communities. People are starting to realize that if they cannot rely on the police to protect them, they will have to take matters into their own hands if they wish to keep their family safe.

Aug 12 12:09

Biden Naming Harris as VP Pick Poses Special Threat for Gun Owners

As usual, “gun owner” Harris is not “anti-gun,” as long as she and her allies control them. Showing the obligatory elitist hypocrisy gun-grabbing politicos reserve for themselves, she has made full use of taxpayer-funded armed police protection, even in situations where the deployment of municipal resources for state officials has been deemed “unprecedented.” Now that she’s on Biden’s ticket, the Secret Service will be keeping her protected while she works to undermine the ability of all Americans to protect themselves.

Aug 12 12:01

Gun Control Partner : Biden Chooses Sen. Kamala Harris

Americans’ Second Amendment rights will be front and center in the November election as 2020 presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden made it official, announcing U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. The pick means Democrats will nominate one of the most anti-gun presidential tickets in modern history, placing Sen. Harris a heartbeat from the presidency.

Aug 12 08:55

Photos, videos appear to capture FBI agents playing roles of armed rioters

We already know the FBI, under James Comey, was a treasonous, criminal enterprise engaged in masterminding more terror plots across America than any other group, including radical Islamic terrorists.

Under Comey, the FBI engaged in a treasonous coup attempt against President Trump. FBI officials altered 302 interview records, lied to the FISA court and later lied to the United States Senate under sworn testimony. For at least eight years under Obama — and probably much longer — the FBI was acting like a lawless criminal cartel, terrorizing America for political gain. And even under current Director Wray, the FBI continues to stonewall investigations into the deep state in a criminal conspiracy in order to cover up the crimes of the FBI under Obama and Comey.

Aug 12 06:39

A number of telescopes, government agencies, shut down amid increased asteroid threat

Defying all logic, a number of telescopes and observatories around the world remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic while the impact risk of near-earth Earthbound objects remains at an all-time high.

Over 100 telescopes have been reported to have been shut down in a move that virtually makes no sense and now one of the world’s largest radio telescopes named the Arecibo Observatory has been rendered inoperable after sustaining damage after cable unexpectedly snapped creating about a 100-foot long gash in the dish itself, furthering fueling the problem.

“We have a team of experts assessing the situation,” said Arecibo Observatory director Francisco Cordovain. We wish to restore “the facility to full operations as soon as possible.”

Aug 12 05:53

PROPAGANDA & FEAR ALERT: MSM SAYS “MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE SHUTDOWNS ARE NEEDED”

Mainstream media outlets continue to do their jobs as the ruling class pulls the strings. The New York Times is now claiming that “much more aggressive shutdowns” are needed or COVID-19 will kill one million Americans.

Isn’t this fear-mongering getting old? It should be abundantly clear that those who are desperate to keep their power are needing the public to be afraid of everything. The article published by The New York Times cites no source, but Americans, by and large, have rejected logic and reason in exchange for horrifying levels of fear.

The editorial warns, “well over a million” Americans “may ultimately die” from COVID-19. The paper does not cite a source for that estimate, which seems highly implausible based on the death toll so far, projections for the next few months, the gap between total infections and confirmed cases, and a crude case-fatality rate that continues to fall.

Aug 12 05:50

WaPo Columnist Shreds NBC For Spouting CCP Propaganda On Wuhan Lab

On Monday, NBC News published a puff-piece for the Wuhan Institute of Virology - giving controversial lab which 'could pass for a college campus' a glowing review after a five-hour visit and interviews with several employees.

The report slams the Trump administration for showing "no credible proof to back up claims that the coronavirus was either manufactured at or accidentally leaked from the lab," while helping the CCP dispute an April Washington Post report over US Embassy cables warning of safety issues at the facility.

The author of that WaPo piece, Josh Rogin, has just shredded NBC News over their report - which he says contains 'several errors.'

Aug 11 17:08

American Revolution 2.0 2020: PATRIOTS vs. LOYALISTS: Stand for truth, or kiss your assets goodbye to ongoing Bankster looting of tens of trillions (3 of 9)

“The American democracy was not given to us on a platter. It is not ours for all time, irrespective of our efforts. Either people organize and they find political leadership to take this on, or we are going to be in big trouble, okay?… That’s absolutely the heart of the problem. I would also say and tell you, and emphasize, these people will not come out and debate with us. The heads of these companies or their representatives, they will not come out. They’re afraid. They don’t have the substance. They don’t have the arguments. We have the evidence. They have the lobbyists. And that’s all they have.” ~ MIT’s Simon Johnson (and former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund) on “too big to fail” banks led by gambling oligarchs who captured US government as in “banana republics” (his words). He concludes fraud is the heart of Wall Street.

Aug 11 15:46

Latrell Allen: Meet The 20-Yr-Old Gangbanger Whose 'Shootout With Police' Triggered Mass Looting In Chicago

The gangbanger whose alleged shootout with police in Englewood triggered mass looting in Chicago on Sunday night has been identified as 20-year-old Latrell Allen, who was charged on Monday for attempted murder of police.

Aug 11 14:42

Record-Setting Interest in Self-Defense in US

If the raw data was not enough evidence, anti-gun activists are already trying to negatively frame the surge in sales and have sought to preemptively blame law-abiding gun owners for criminal activity. Those intent on rewriting the Constitution will not rest until they have exhausted every dollar anti-gun billionaires have left. -- Anyone want to bet that the new VP pick will skyrocket these numbers even more?

Aug 11 13:46

The Twilight Zone

“Imagine if you will, a situation in which the economy of a nation is overdue to experience an economic collapse of epic proportions, but remains endlessly at the brink. Every day, a collapse is more likely, yet the economic house of cards remains in a state of suspended animation. Some people become increasingly edgy, while others become more complacent. Only a few choose to actually prepare for what’s coming. -- An impossible situation? Yes. But we’d be well-advised to recognize that it couldn’t only occur… in the Twilight Zone.”

Aug 11 13:06

Hillary Clinton and Cecile Richards Coordinated Defense of Planned Parenthood After Shocking Videos

According to emails made public by Wikileaks, pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, coordinated the defense of the abortion company after shocking videos were released showing it selling the body parts of the board of babies.

According to the Wikileaks emails, Richards and John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, exchanged emails about getting Hillary Clinton to come to the abortion business’ defense. Clinton was one of the first major Democrats to come to the defense of the abortion company after Planned Parenthood was exposed selling aborted baby parts.

After Clinton spoke publicly in defense of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards emailed Podesta with a thank you. Podesta responded with an email that made it appear Clinton may have been concerned about the political ramifications of supporting the abortion company during the height of its negative publicity.

Aug 11 12:57

Coronavirus is the New ‘Terrorism’ — Ron Paul

Politicians and bureaucrats cannot eliminate a virus any more than they can eliminate terrorism. What they can do is use terrorism, a virus, and other real, exaggerated, or manufactured crises to expand their power at the expense of our liberty. -- Politicians will never resist the temptation to use crises as excuses to gain more power. Therefore, it is up to those of us who know the truth to spread the message of liberty and grow the liberty movement, A strong liberty movement is the only thing that can force the politicians to stop stealing our liberty while promising phantom security from terrorists and viruses.

Aug 11 12:49

Debate This!

Biden’s image makers know the less the public sees and hears Biden, the better. Biden’s surrogates, a host of handlers, and a sympathetic, seditious Press have constructed a false image of Biden. It is a fragile image easily undercut through public appearances and shattered by a one-to-one match-up with Trump. This is precisely why the Press, along with Biden’s handlers, support early voting and why they seek to delay a Presidential debate. -- The forces driving Biden’s White-House bid must rely on deception. That raises the question whether the upcoming November 2020 Presidential election will be reasonable, fair, impartial, transparent, and honest.

Aug 11 12:32

FPC Brief: Background Checks for Ammo Violate Second Amendment

In 2016, California enacted a series of regulations on ammunition sales. Ammunition sales must now be conducted by a licensed ammunition vendor, occur face-to-face at the vendor’s California location, and be approved by the California Department of Justice. DOJ approval requires a background check on the purchaser, for every ammunition purchase. Making matters worse, the background check system denies 16% of lawful purchases due to deficiencies in the system. In the first few months of its enactment, over 100,000 lawful acquisitions were refused, and countless others were deterred by the system’s complexity.

Aug 11 12:25

Fusion Centers Have Secretly Created A National Citizen Spying Program Fusion Centers Have Secretly Created A National Citizen Spying Program

If you thought DHS's "If You See Something, Say Something" was a failure guess again. DHS has managed to justify creating 78 Fusion Centers whose sole purpose, it seems, is to spy on innocent Americans and track their daily movements.

Aug 11 11:29

Stelter Meltdown: CNN Host Says It's "Otherworldly, Offensive" To Question Biden's Mental Health

CNN host Brian Stelter declared Sunday that it is both “offensive and otherworldly” that “right-wing” radio hosts would dare to question the mental health of Joe Biden, despite his constant brain freezes and bizarre gaffes.

Aug 11 11:22

Rules for thee but not for me: Pompeo denounces proposed Russian law as ‘burdensome’ limitation on US propaganda outlets

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has voiced his opposition to a proposed Russian rule that would require labeling of propaganda content, saying it would burden “independent” information work by outlets such as Voice of America.

“This decree will impose new burdensome requirements that will further inhibit RFE/RL’s and VOA’s ability to operate within Russia,” Pompeo said Monday, commenting on the draft rule published by the media regulator Roskomnadzor.

Pompeo called VOA and its sister outlet Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty “vital sources of independent news and information for the people of Russia” for “more than 70 years.”

Aug 10 14:19

US-China relations: America is looking to outgun PLA in Indo-Pacific, observers say

US Army Chief of Staff James McConville said at a recent online event hosted by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington-based think tank, he was making “long-range precision fire” his top priority and was looking at options for basing such weapons systems in the Indo-Pacific as part of America’s deterrence strategy.

The changes “will allow us to overmatch” potential adversaries like China and Russia, he said, adding the move would also include “establishing joint all-domain task forces”.

McConville’s comments came after US Marine Corps commander General David Berger said in March in his “Force Design 2030” plan he wanted to reduce the role of marines in ground warfare and leave the bulk of that responsibility to regular troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious that there are those in power in this country who are just trigger happy enough - and vile enough - to magically believe that another world war would magically resolve all of the US's economic problems, which it will not.

This country doesn't have the money; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the weaponry to pursue a successful conclusion to a war against China. And such a war will not resolve those situations, only exacerbate them.

Aug 10 13:57

Chaos In Chicago: Bridges Raised To Prevent Gun-Toting Looters Getting Downtown

Hundreds of 'mostly peaceful protesters' swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.

As The Chicago Tribune reports, officers had stopped several people on Lake Street near Michigan Avenue when shots were fired from a passing car around 4:30 a.m., nearly five hours into the widespread vandalism, according to police spokesman Tom Ahern.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though the rule of law has completely broken down in this city; the question is, how is its mayor going to bring it back, if she wants no Federal police there?!?

Aug 10 06:29

The NATO Conquest Of Eastern Europe

Authored by 'G2 Mil' via The Duran,

General Dwight Eisenhower was the first NATO supreme allied commander.

After assuming that post in 1951, General Eisenhower wrote about NATO’s goal:

“If in 10 years, all American troops stationed in Europe for national defense purposes have not been returned to the United States, then this whole project will have failed.”

It did fail because seven decades later, long after the Soviet Union dissolved, NATO still exists with thousands of American troops deployed throughout Europe.

The Warsaw Pact was disbanded in 1991 as Soviet troops withdrew from Eastern Europe. The American empire exploited this peace to expand NATO and absorb former Warsaw Pact nations and even former Soviet republics while deploying NATO forces to Russia’s borders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the logical question must be asked; with all the millions and billions these deployments cost the US government, as to why these deployments still exist, and is there a really intelligent reason for them?!?

Aug 10 06:24

Defiant Erdogan Says Turkey Has Resumed Mediterranean Gas Exploration & Drilling

While over a week ago it was looking as if Turkey might back down on its ambitious oil and gas exploration aims in the eastern Mediterranean amidst global pressure, especially coming from the EU and US, President Erdogan is defiant once again, announcing Friday the resumption of energy exploration work that Greece and Cyprus says violates their territorial waters.

Emerging from Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia - which Turkey recently declared a mosque (in another shot aimed at Greece) - Erdogan said: "We have started drilling work again," and added, "I don’t think we are obligated to talk to those who do not have rights in the areas of maritime powers.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question here, is not if Greece will retaliate, potentially militarily; the question is, how, and when, will it respond militarily.

IF I am viewing this correctly, I would suggest that the world will not have to wait until mid-Fall to see the shape, and scope, of Greece's response.

Aug 10 06:21

No Confidence? EU Should Reinvent Itself Now Before the Inevitable Rot Sets In

Authored by Martin Jay via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The EU is facing a crisis like never before. Even its own fanatic supporters are talking about an end game after recent concessions over a corona rescue plan have exposed how little grip Brussels has left. It’s all hidden in the small print.

A big sticking point is fisheries of course. France is putting huge pressure on Michel Barnier to negotiate something for the French. Before joining the EU, Britain had more or less a monopoly of the seas surrounding its shores – which it lost when it joined the European Union with now other countries fishing six times more fish than the UK. The trade deal itself also has a number of difficult areas which neither side wants to concede.

Aug 10 06:17

The Days Of Tracking Robinhood Data Are Now Officially Over

For years, the website RobinTrack.net has been doing a great job of mining RobinHood's data to provide raw data and a visualization of which stocks the users of the retail brokerage have been holding and disposing of on a daily basis.

RobinTrack.net has been a wonderful way to keep an eye on exactly what stocks the bagholder crowd have been rushing into on a daily basis, providing insight into the hysteria of retail daytraders, allowing hedge funds to likely frontrun the data and providing opportunities for short sellers looking for ideas.

But those days appear to be all but over.

On Friday, CNBC reported that the brokerage will no longer display how many of its users hold a certain stock. In addition it is going to be taking down its public API data that allows other sites, like RobinTrack.net, to source its data for visualization and analysis purposes.

Aug 10 06:13

China Slaps Retaliatory Sanctions On Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio & Other China Hawks

In retaliation for Washington slapping sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, along with several mainland officials, China on Monday has slapped sanctions on ten American lawmakers - all Republicans - over their support for the Trump Administration's decision to strip Hong Kong of its "special status" and America's hectoring of Chinese (and HK) officials over their support for the new Beijing-imposed national security law.

Critics, including the US, UK and most western Democracies, have accused Beijing of willfully violating international law by imposing these "illegal" changes to the HK Basic Law, a UN-registered international treaty. Now, Beijing is accusing the US of foreign meddling in Hong Kong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These sanctions are more for show than anything else, to make it appear that Beijing is actually "doing something" to respond to the sanctions against it, which are also more for show than anything tangible.

Aug 10 06:10

Hong Kong Police Arrest Media Mogul Jimmy Lai; Shares Of Pro-Democracy Paper Soar 300%

Mark your calendars, because critics of the CCP are saying that Hong Kong's press freedom officially died on Monday.

In what appears to be the most high-profile usage of Hong Kong's new national security law to crack down on Hong Kong civil society for allegedly "colluding with foreign governments" - ie trying to preserve the press freedoms promised by 'the Basic Law' - Hong Kong police on Monday arrested Jimmy Lai, a high-profile Hong Kong media mogul and a holder of joint Hong Kong-British citizenship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see if the UK makes any attempt to "rescue" this guy: my bet would be, not at all.

Aug 09 17:06

NASA scrubs data, imagery, which shows massive retrograde brown dwarf star system approaching ecliptic plane

In what can only be considered a coverup of the highest magnitude it appears that the National Aeronautics Space Administration has scrubbed Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph Experiment data and imagery files that confirm a massive brown dwarf star system is currently passing through our inner solar system and is doing so at a trajectory and declination that’s inconsistent with any of the eight known and most identifiable planets.

The bombshell information obtained exclusively by Intellihub reveals that a faction inside NASA purposefully censored data that pertains specifically to the sun’s binary component which is believed by many top academics to be a dormant brown dwarf star system.

Unaltered imagery from May 30 reveals the substellar object sustains a number of planets and respective moons.

The system appears to be traveling in retrograde to our system passing behind the sun at an inclined declination not consistent with the solar systems ecliptic plane.

Aug 09 12:08

Half of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine owned by NIH

Axios and Public Citizen have obtained new documents suggesting that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) owns half of the key patent on Moderna’s up-and-coming vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

Should the vaccine come to market, the NIH will reportedly collect half of the royalties associated with its distribution. At the same time, four NIH scientists have filed provisional patents on their own claiming to be “co-inventors” of the experimental jab.

Many people do not know this, but the current cap on royalties for agency scientists who help develop a vaccine is set at $150,000. This means that there is a financial incentive to attach one’s name to vaccine development, incentivizing the creation of potentially useless and dangerous new drugs.

Aug 09 10:22

RIGGED: Same people slamming hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus are publishing pro-remdesivir studies in fake science journals

A “tiny U.S. based company” named Surgisphere, we reported, had generated “flawed data” that led to the result that its “hidden” authors wanted to see, which is basically that HCQ is useless in terms of remedying the pandemic.

While it initially appeared as though Surgisphere was directly to blame for the fiasco, a closer look at the aforementioned “hidden” authors has revealed Brigham and Women’s Hospital, under the guidance of Harvard University professor Mandeep Mehra, as the true culprit.

Mehra, who currently holds the Harvey Distinguished Chair of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, issued an apology for his involvement in the scam, which he claimed was a mistake. But it turns out that Mehra was quietly involved in an elaborate scheme designed to “kill” the legitimacy of HCQ as a cure for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

Aug 09 07:09

Have ‘We the People’ already won, and Q’s ‘Show’ a scripted performance to wake the sheeple to at least 50%-50% by 2020 election? 13-minute intro + 98-minute documentation: I can’t refute this explanation; can you???

Joe M’s sharp 13-minute overview Q - The Plan To Save The World:
https://youtu.be/KVeDKuHPDK8

FreakSense TV documents in 98 minutes how Trump/Q/White Hats already conquered the Deep State/Cabal (here on Bitchute). Outline below:
https://youtu.be/Vwq9BdP-snM

Charlie Freak, the source of the information, opens with claims that Trump and White Hats already drained most of the domestic swamp by the Summer of 2017 by using NSA-obtained “intelligence folders” of criminal activities to acquire cooperation from selected Black Hats.

The Plan is to rescue millions of children used for Satanistic adrenochrome farming while ordering Black Hats to roll out The Show of what Black Hats had planned. The purposes of The Show are to allow optimal operation effectiveness for rescuing children while showing the world how evil the Satanists are.

Aug 09 06:00

Could Trump have jeopardized one of his biggest donors? President attacks GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson for not spending more - despite the Vegas mogul pledging $100M to his campaign

The president blasted one of his biggest benefactors in a heated phone call last week accusing him of not doing enough to support his campaign
Aldeson, 87, has shelled out millions to Trump's campaign and the Republican party over the years and had pledged a $100 million donation to his reelection
Three sources told Politico Trump's team went into damage control with the donor but Aldeson's sources warned it is unclear if the call will have cost Trump.

It comes at a critical time in Trump's campaign when he has faced a backlash from voters over his handling of the pandemic and the ongoing civil unrest
Trump's campaign still has a bigger war chest than Biden's, but donations from super PACs and TV advertising spend is lagging.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, this is amazing tone-deafness writ large; did you not have someone do the due dilligence for you before you called Adelson?!? Even in today's economy, sir, one-hundred million dollars is NOT "chump change".

I would politely suggest that your criticism of Adelson, before you had a really accurate sense as to what this man has already done for you, was a screamingly horrific mistake, and may well cost you the election.

Aug 08 12:10

Beirut police fire teargas at protesters demanding justice over explosion

Police in Beirut fired teargas and rubber bullets at thousands of people who had turned out to demand accountability for one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions the world has seen. They also shot live ammunition in the air, in an attempt to disperse the furious crowds.

Driven by anger at the corruption and incompetence that appears to have fostered Tuesday’s tragedy, people gathered from early afternoon in the city’s central Martyrs Square, where activists have erected a mock gallows for Lebanon’s top politicians.

The protesters chanted: “The people want the fall of the regime,” and held posters saying: “Leave, you are all killers.” More than 150 people died in the blast, about 6,000 were injured and at least 60 are still missing, according to the health ministry.

As the dust from the explosion settles, its political fallout is just beginning to be felt, reviving a protest movement that last year toppled the prime minister but left the system he presided over almost intact.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem for Lebanon is that without fundamental changes in the system, things for the Lebanese people will never get better, and something like this inconceivable catastrophe could well happen again.

I understand the desperation these people are feeling; it comes with voting and voting and voting, and nothing fundamentally changes; nothing with which we here in the US could ever identify, right?!?

Aug 08 11:19

Eating their own: New York Times claims white liberal parents are blocking the success of black and brown children

When it comes to black and brown children excelling at school, the biggest barrier to their achievement, according to The New York Times, is white liberal women.

In a new podcast it released called “Nice White Parents,” the Times argues that black and brown children need to overcome “white parents,” which are supposedly “the most powerful force in our schools” that is holding black and brown children back from reaching their full potential.

Aug 08 08:12

Erdogan says Turkey has resumed drilling in eastern Mediterranean

NATO members Turkey and Greece have long been at loggerheads over overlapping claims for hydrocarbon resources.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey has resumed energy exploration work in the eastern Mediterranean, saying Greece had not kept its promises regarding such activities in the region.

NATO members Turkey and Greece have long been at loggerheads over overlapping claims for hydrocarbon resources and tensions flared up last month, prompting German Chancellor Angela Merkel to hold talks with the country's leaders to ease tensions.

"We have started drilling work again," Erdogan told reporters after participating in Friday prayers at the Hagia Sophia mosque. "We don't feel obliged to talk with those who do not have rights in maritime jurisdiction zones."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I were a crew member on the Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa right now, I would be advocating for extra-hazardous combat pay; Greece will respond, when it feels the time is right.

The question is, how proportionate will be the punishment for what Turkey is doing.

Aug 08 08:08

Nord Stream 2: US senators threaten German port with 'crushing' sanctions

Three Republican senators have ordered Murkan Port on the island of Rugen to stop assisting Russian vessels constructing the final sections of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Three US senators are threatening the operators of a small German port with "crushing legal and economic sanctions" for provisioning Russian vessels assisting with constructing the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

The US strongly opposes the pipeline, which is owned by Russian gas company Gazprom and will carry natural gas from Russia to Germany.

In their letter,,Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Ron Johnson accuse port operator Faehrhafen Sassnitz of "knowingly providing significant goods, services, and support" for the project.

'Completely outrageous'

On Friday, German Minister of State Niels Annen said Germany "firmly rejected" the proposed sanctions, adding the tone and content of the letter were "completely outrageous."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Senators; isn't Germany supposed to be one of our strongest NATO allies?!?

Or have you three decided to tick them off so permanently that they withdraw from the alliance?!? I'm just asking here, because it appears that this is precisely what you are trying to accomplish with this threat.

Aug 08 08:01

A U.S. government contractor embedded tracking software in the apps of millions of smartphone users

What you need to know:

As U.S. government contractor embedded tracking software in numerous mobile apps.
That's according to a new WSJ report.
It says that hundreds of millions of users were tracked worldwide as a result.

A damning new WSJ report says a small U.S. government contractor embedded software in over 500 apps, tracking millions of people worldwide.

According to the report:

A small U.S. company with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones world-wide, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Anomaly Six LLC is the company in question, apparently boasting in marketing material that it was "able to draw location data from more than 500 mobile applications" from its own software development kit, embedded directly in some apps:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, our geolcation data gets sold to the highest bidder by this company?!?

This stinks, and I am smelling a class-action lawsuit about to happen here.

Aug 08 07:57

Beirut explosion: former port worker says fireworks stored in hangar

Angry Lebanese plan major protest on Saturday, one day before team investigating explosion reports to cabinet.

Dozens of bags of fireworks were stored in the same hangar as thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate at Beirut’s port and may have been a decisive factor in igniting the explosive chemical compound that fuelled Tuesday’s huge explosion, a former port worker and other sources have told the Guardian.

As angry Lebanese plan a major protest in central Beirut on Saturday, scrutiny has focused on how 2,750 tonnes of the dangerous material could have been stored so close to residential neighbourhoods for years – despite repeated warnings of the risk it posed.

A former port worker, Yusuf Shehadi, told the Guardian he had been instructed by the Lebanese military to house the chemicals in warehouse 12 at the port despite repeated protests by other government departments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF what this guy is telling the Guardian is true, the Lebanese people have every right to be industrially ticked off at their government's, and military's, "magical thinking", even when they understood the dangers represented by this dangerous mix of fireworks, and ammonium nitrate.

And we have a very sad companion story, also out of antiwar.com, to which I hope the people of this planet will respond:

Lebanon faces 'grim' prospect of food, medical and housing shortages

Aug 08 07:45

Elliott Abrams Failed Trump's Mission to Overthrow Venezuela—Now He Will Take On Iran

President Donald Trump's pick to compel Iran into changing its strategy has quit amid a failure to foster diplomacy with the longtime foe and may be replaced by the White House's point person for Venezuela, another country whose embattled government has resisted a "maximum pressure" campaign by the United States.

Elliott Abrams, a Washington veteran who rose to prominence in the 1980s with his staunch interventionist, anti-communist stances in Latin America and until now served as Trump's special representative to Venezuela will replace Brian Hook, who was appointed in the wake of the U.S. exit from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, the State Department confirmed in a statement.

The selection signifies a hardline push for the administration against Iran in the final months of Trump's first term as the revolutionary Shiite Muslim power continues to defy U.S. attempts to force it to change what Washington calls Tehran's "malign behavior" across the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My take?!?

Hook knows what is coming, relative to Iran, and doesn't want to be any where near the situation, when the excrement hits the ventilation system.

Abrams, a staunch "Israeli-Firster" , was the prime architect of the the Fatah/Hamas war in 2007. How Abrams Orchestrated the 2007 Hamas/Fateh Palestinian Civil War, and I am almost ready to bet real money, that he will be advocating for direct US military action against Iran.

There is, however, one teeny, tiny factoid which the Swamp Dwellers in DC don't really want to look at; last summer, at a conference which included Iranian delegates, Russia promised to assist Iran, if the US invaded.

Iran ‘Won’t Be Alone’ If U.S. Attacks, Russian Official Says

Perhaps Abrams has a really bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder) on this issue, but I think that it may be time for someone to politely remind him that this was the promise given to Iran by Russia last summer at this convocation.

The guy who made this promise to the Iranian delegation, Zamir Kabulov, is a career diplomat who most probably doesn't even FART without Putin's express permission, so if he made that promise, you can rest assured that it came right from the top.

War with Russia over Iran?!? This would be one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing any US administration could do.

As we have seen in Russia's intervention in Syria, they have weapons systems which work as advertised; Lockheed-Martin's F-35 has had its problems "reclassified", but not fixed.

Unfortunately, just because something would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could possibly do, is utterly no guarantee in the 21st century, that they will not do it.

Aug 08 07:22

Biden intervened to keep Israel ‘occupation’ out of Democratic platform

Before presumptive presidential candidate stepped in, progressives had secured agreement to include word for the first time in party manifesto.
By RON KAMPEAS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Joe Biden personally intervened to keep the word “occupation” out of the official Democratic platform, according to a new report.

Foreign Policy reported Thursday that Biden intervened after pro-Israel groups appealed to him, citing three sources, including Jason Isaacson, the chief policy and political affairs officer at the American Jewish Committee.

“The question of whether to allow the text to refer to ‘occupation’ or use the phrase ‘end the occupation’ was taken to the vice president and he said ‘no,’” Isaacson told Foreign Policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my complete absence of shock over this omission!

When you want to know how owns US foreign policy, all you have to do is look at the areas where you cannot criticise a foreign government, and the answer will be self-evident.

Aug 08 07:11

Trump Admin Is Drafting Executive Order Mandating Coverage For Preexisting Conditions

The Trump administration is drafting an executive order that would require health care insurers to provide coverage for preexisting conditions, President Donald Trump announced Friday night.

Coverage for preexisting conditions is a major part of the Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration is currently asking the Supreme Court to invalidate. Trump has long vowed that, though he seeks to remove Obamacare, he would ensure the replacement also provided coverage for preexisting conditions.

“Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all customers,” Trump said at the briefing. “This has never been done before, but it’s time the people of our country are properly represented and properly taken care of.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

Aug 08 06:57

BIDEN STUMBLES OVER HIS WORDS WHILE ASSERTING HE DOESN’T NEED TO TAKE A COGNITIVE TEST

SOURCE: PAUL JOSEPH WATSON

Joe Biden was caught in yet another embarrassing situation during an on camera appearance as he stumbled over his words while asserting that he didn’t need to take a cognitive test.

President Donald Trump has turned Biden’s mental faculties into a campaign issue, prompting condemnation from the media and yet Biden’s own verbal slip ups continue to provide material for such claims.

During an interview with the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Biden was asked if he would take a cognitive test to prove Trump wrong.

“No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?” responded Biden.

Biden then shot himself in the foot yet again by stumbling over the words “my physical and mental” fitness not once but twice.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to shake my head, at the incredibly disingenuous attitude coming from the National DNC, that .... Biden was the only viable candidate for President, while his dementia is furiously taking over his life, bit by bit, for every American, and world leadership, to see, in this remarkably sad exposition.

Senator Tammy Duckworth (a Vet who lost both of her legs in combat) and Representative Tulsi Gabbard (the Representative from Hawaii, who has seen combat) would ultimately have been much stronger candidates, but the American War Party, and military industrial complex, which effectively control both the Democratic and Republican parties, would have none of it.

Duckworth MIGHT get the VP spot, which would be terrific, because she is a first-hand survivor who understands, at a deeply personal level, the costs of war, but I doubt it.

The only way the Dementocrats can win this election, which will be contentious, and if certain states get their way, is for them to steal it via mail-in ballots.

In fact, a New York Federal judge has already begun the process.

The article goes on to state: "The ruling, by Judge Analisa Torres of Federal District Court in Manhattan, may not affect the outcome in the June 23 primary. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney is leading her Democratic challenger, Suraj Patel, by some 3,700 votes, and the judge’s decision was narrowly drawn to force the counting of only a portion of the 12,500 disputed absentee ballots.

Still, the judge’s decision is the latest twist in a race that has been used by the president to cast doubts on the efficacy of vote-by-mail systems nationwide, even as he trails in polls in his bid for re-election. The coronavirus outbreak has prompted states across the nation to consider expanding mail-in voting for the general election in November, as public health officials worry that convening at polling locations may spread the disease."

Aug 08 06:37

POLL: 84 PER CENT OF AMERICANS BLAME MEDIA FOR POLITICAL DIVISIONS IN THE COUNTRY

SOURCE: PAUL JOSEPH WATSON
A new poll has found that 84 per cent of Americans blame the media for creating corrosive political divisions in the country.

The Knight Foundation/Gallup poll reveals that 86 per cent of respondents say they see “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of political bias in the media. This compares to 62 per cent who felt the same way back in 2007.

As expected given the media’s left-wing prejudice, Democrats are less concerned than Republicans about media bias, with only 22 per cent having an unfavorable view of the press compared to 75 per cent of Republicans.

“Americans blame the media for political divisions, but they also see the potential for the media to heal these divides,” reports the Knight Foundation. “Eighty-four percent of Americans say the media is to blame for political division in this country. Still, 84% also say the media can serve as a healing force.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Press coverage" is primarily what the large corporations, and the Federal Government, want you to believe; this is why independent outlets, like WRH, are more critically important, and valuable, in informing opinion, than they have ever been in years past.

Aug 08 06:33

NEWSPAPERS: FUSION CENTERS HAVE SECRETLY CREATED A NATIONAL CITIZEN SPYING PROGRAM

SOURCE: MASS PRIVATE I

What has the public learned about Fusion Centers since the recent BlueLeaks hack was released over a month ago? Not a lot.

The Feds have done a great job of keeping the public from finding out what DHS Fusion/Intelligence Centers are really doing. In a country founded on freedom, we find federal and local law enforcement scrambling to keep the true function of Fusion Centers hidden from the public.

By piecing together news articles from Maine and Texas papers, a disturbing picture begins to unfold of warrantless surveillance of Americans.

The first proof that Fusion Centers were being used to spy on everyday citizens and activists can be found in a Maine Press Herald article from mid-July.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Will someone, please tell me what precisely is an "anti-government group"?!? Could that perhaps, be any person or persons who have peaceful, logical, and legitimate concerns about what their government is doing, and articulates that concern in logical, peaceful language on line, and never advocates violence whatsoever?!?

If this is true, then I am having a "Gomer Pyle" moment here, (and for those of you too young to remember, this was a TV show, the premise of which can be seen here Wikipedia: Gomer Pyle

One of the leitmotifs of the show was the way he would say "Golly Gee!!", when he was amazed or confused.

I would be BOTH amazed and confused if the US government puts me into a category of an "anti-government group", because that is simply not the case.

I appreciate when the Federal government does something which really benefits We the People; what concerns me is when it is making ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid decisions which damage the quality of life for its citizens.

Unfortunately, in 21st century geopolitics, that latter pattern seems to be more the norm than is making decisions beneficial to the lives of US citizens.

Aug 08 06:19

MAJOR U.S. HEALTH INSURERS REPORT BIG PROFITS, BENEFITING FROM THE PANDEMIC

SOURCE: NY TIMES
...

Some of the largest companies, including Anthem, Humana and UnitedHealth Group, are reporting second-quarter earnings that are double what they were a year ago. And while insurance profits are capped under the Affordable Care Act, with the requirement that consumers should benefit from such excesses in the form of rebates, no one should expect an immediate windfall. But the amounts that insurers are retaining have caught the attention of the Trump administration. The Health and Human Services Department advised companies to consider speeding up rebates, and on Tuesday suggested that they reduce premiums to help consumers through the economic downturn caused by the pandemic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you use CVS pharmacy for any reason, please remember the following phrase: "Caveat Emptor", meaning, "buyer, beware"; they have just gone on a rampage of gouging their seniors without Medicare on a number of products, some of which our seniors desperately need to stay as healthy as humanly possible.

I know this, because I am one of those seniors who recently got price-gouged by this group on glaucoma drops. These used to cost around $40.00 for a one-month supply; last Thursday, had I not had a price saving coupon, they were attempting to extort $198.00 for the same medication, same amount, which, BTW, is generic.

Aug 08 05:48

PENTAGON NOMINEE QUESTIONED ABOUT COMPANY’S REPORTED TIES TO KHASHOGGI KILLERS

SOURCE: THE INTERCEPT
The Trump administration’s nominee for a top special operations post at the Pentagon is facing questions about whether a company he helps oversee trained members of the Saudi team who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

In May, President Donald Trump nominated Louis Bremer — a former Navy SEAL turned investment banker — to serve as assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict. In that role, Bremer would be the top civilian in the Defense Department overseeing the special operations community.

Bremer is currently a managing director at Cerberus Capital Management — a private equity company whose founder, Stephen Feinberg, has close ties to the Trump administration and was once considered for a high-up job in the intelligence community. Bremer also sits on the board of directors of Tier 1 Group, an Arkansas-based special operations training company that is owned by Cerberus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OUCH!!! Not good, appreciating the degree to which this government, and its intertwined, connected, deep-state assassins, may well have been complicit in Kashoggi's death.

Aug 08 05:45

THE ECONOMIC DEPRESSION OF 2020 IS BECOMING AN ENDLESS NIGHTMARE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

SOURCE: MICHAEL SNYDER

You may have noticed that a lot of people get offended by what I write. It is not something that I am purposely setting out to do, and I actually endeavor to get along with everyone as much as I can. But it is undeniable that my articles about our ongoing economic collapse directly contradict a lot of the narratives that are constantly being pushed by the mainstream media and many of our political, business and religious leaders. There are so many people out there that want to believe that the future is going to be exceedingly bright, and even though 2020 has been a horrific economic catastrophe so far, there are a lot of optimists that believe that it is just a temporary blip on the road to tremendous prosperity.

It would actually be wonderful if they were right.

But they aren’t.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was one of those who got laid off last week; fortunately, I had a former client who remembered what I had done for their company very positively, and I was only out of work for about 12 hours, then rehired by my former client, and will start with his company next week.

But I have to tell you; getting the news, not with a telephone call, but through an email, was a shock to the system. I have always considered myself as someone who made a lot of people a great deal of money over the years, and that had been a strong component of my personal identity.

But to all of you with small businesses in this country, please; this is not the time to lay off your marketing staff. It is the time for encouragement, knowing who has the work, and bidding for those jobs, even if in more normal economic times, you might, most probably, turn your nose up at them.

Unfortunately, economically, these are not normal times. And historically, how the US got out of its financial slumps was through getting into a world war.

I am hoping and praying I am utterly wrong on this, but I am seeing the signs of a new world war coming, and quickly. I cannot tell you where or when it will happen, nor can I tell you who will win the Presidential election in November.

But there is one thing upon which I would be almost willing to bet real money; after whoever wins November's election, and takes their Oath of Office in January, we will see a very heated discussion in DC about returning to the draft in this country.

Aug 07 13:42

Food prices rise to dangerous levels as “a second wave of layoffs” hits the U.S. economy

We already knew that millions upon millions of the jobs that were originally lost are never coming back, and now we are learning that millions of the jobs that were actually regained are being lost again. -- So what this means is that at the exact same time that food prices are skyrocketing, countless Americans find themselves out of work and no longer have paychecks coming in. -- What a nightmare.

Aug 07 13:33

Details of Political Pressure to Persecute McCloskeys in St. Louis, Gate Details

Prosecutors have enormous power and absolute immunity. It is a weak point in the system of ordered liberty in the United States. -- The far left is exploiting that vulnerability. The Supreme Court removed many checks and balances when they gave prosecutors absolute immunity. The left is using that power against the democratic system. They don’t have a further plan. -- Their plan has devolved into one goal: tear down the system.

Aug 07 13:25

Gun Control Fails Again – Same Lie, Different Day

The propaganda of gun-control just got harder. Millions of honest citizens in the USA saw pictures of our inner cities in flames. They heard rioters say they wanted to spread that violence across the country. We read stories of the police being ambushed and killed while Democrat politicians called to defund the police. Millions of us went out and bought a gun for the first time. That makes it harder than ever to sell the fantasy of gun-control.

Aug 07 09:18

VIDEO PROOF Of How Dinesh D'Souza Used To Pronounce "Thailand" Back In 2002 (Before Trump Pardoned Him)

After Trump mispronounced Thailand during a speech yesterday (a mistake he later acknowledged), Dinesh took to Twitter to defend him, saying repeatedly that "Thighland" was universally accepted as the proper pronunciation of 'Thailand' by English speakers the world over.

I wish I could see his face when he finds out about this clip...

"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."
-- Abraham Lincoln

Aug 07 06:43

Only 42% Say They Will Submit To COVID-19 Vaccine, New Poll Finds

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,

A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll has found that just 42 percent of Americans say they plan to get a coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available.

When asked “If and when a coronavirus vaccine becomes available, will you get vaccinated?” many fewer Americans across the political spectrum answered in the affirmative.

Only a majority of Democrats now plan to get vaccinated, with 55% saying they will still take the jab.

Among Republicans, only 37% say they are willing to get vaccinated, with even fewer independents, 34%, willing to take the vaccine.

Assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Florida Natalie Dean has noted “Why should we expect Americans to agree to a vaccine before one is even available?”

Writing recently in the New York Times, Dean noted “I’m a vaccine researcher, and even I would place myself in the ‘not sure’ bucket.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is only one thing which can prove both the safety and efficacy of a vaccine; the test of time.

I am not an anti-vaxxer; when Mike got pneumonia a number of years ago, which required a two-week hospitalization, I turned to my sister-in-law, the family's NP, for advice; she suggested that I have a Pneumovax shot, and I got it immediately from an NP at our local pharmacy.

But I want to see what the "collateral damage" is from the Covid-19 jab before I have it; and I will live quietly, under the radar, until the data is in. and if it appears safe, and able to have extended protection against the virus, I will probably get one, but not until the data is really there to support me getting one.

Aug 07 06:36

Why Antifa Is The 'Keyser Söze' Of Social Unrest

Authored by Jonathan Turley,

Below is my column in the Hill newspaper on yesterday’s hearing in the Senate, which ended abruptly with Sen. Hirono walking out after a confrontation with Sen. Cruz over his objection that the Democrats were avoiding direct criticism of Antifa.

In roughly 50 hearings as a witness in Congress, that was a first for me. I have been in a hearing with a lock down but I have never been in hearing with a walk out. I was not sure if I was expected to turn off the lights after both senators left.

The dramatic ending of the hearing however quickly supplanted the underlying issue. As I stated in my testimony, I am less concerned with Antifa’s role in the protests as its role in the growing anti-free speech movement in the United States.

Here is the column:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turley is absolutely correct here.

I am not about to ever confront a group of Antifa protestors; if they had any idea that I am Mike Rivero's wife, they would do their best to put me in a wheelchair permanently, and I frankly don't want to go there.

But that being said, this country was built around the value of peaceful protest.

I, with Mike at my side, peacefully protested the coming war against Iraq, when it was about to happen, as both immoral and illegal. But violent protest, where people actually get physically hurt?!? Thank you, no; that is not ANYTHING the Constitution or Bill of Rights supports, period, end of discussion.

Aug 07 06:28

Senate Bill To Curb Invasive Facial Recognition Software After Rite Aid Deployed In 200 Stores

Authored by Julia Conley via CommonDreams.org,

New legislation put forward by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders on Tuesday would curb the use of facial recognition software by corporations and help to slow the spread of "abusive" surveillance, according to leading privacy advocates.

Similar to Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, which has been in place since 2008, the Merkley-Sanders legislation would bar corporations from using facial recognition without the knowledge and explicit affirmative consent of customers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very good start, and I hope the bill passes smoothly; it should.

Aug 07 06:21

'Kansas Should Go F*** Itself': Taibbi Opines On Liberal Arrogance In Lieu Of Introspection

America’s financial and political establishment has always been most terrified of an inclusive underclass movement. So it evangelizes a bizarre transgressive politics that tells white conservatives to fuck themselves and embraces a leftist sub-theology that preaches class as a racist canard." -Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi has written one hell of a book review in advance of a Friday podcast interview with author Thomas Frank, whose new book "The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism" is currently Amazon's #1 new release in 'radical political thought.'

Frank, according to Taibbi, not only predicted the current culture war we currently find ourselves in - he's hit the nail on the head once again when it comes to the left's inability to learn from their mistakes - after the party abandoned blue-collar America for condescending, coastal intellectuals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Matt Taibbi writes something, please pay attention; I will not say that he is necessarily 100% correct in his observations, but he's pretty damned close.

Aug 07 05:52

Von Greyerz: The Nightmare Scenario For The World

Authored by Egon von Greyerz via GoldSwitzerland.com,

“Gold has no role in portfolio of wealthy clients” said the chief investment officer of Goldman Sachs’ private wealth management in the week that gold in US dollars went up by over $100 and made a new high of $1,984.

Many found this statement puzzling as another Goldman department previously has told clients not to sell anything gold.

The CIO went on to say: “Our view is that gold is only appropriate if you have a very strong view that the US dollar is going to be rebased. We don’t have that view.”

100 TRILLION GOLD IN WEIMAR REPUBLIC

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you CAN put some gold/silver away in your private stash, now is the time to do it.

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