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Nov 15 17:34

The zionist Delusional Mentality: Exposed

Most zionists don't believe that God exists,but they do believe he promised them Palestine. Ilan Pappe

It is needless to say that historically the Canaanites, Jebosites (of Jerusalem), the Hittits (of Hebron); the Amorites of Schem, and the rest of the seven nation-tribes are the original inhabitants of Palestine who dwelled this land for thousands upon thousands of years before the old jewish invasion. It is needless to say that the natives of Palestine are those who built the ancient cities (towns) of Palestine like Jerusalem, Hebron, Jericho, Schem/Nablus and the rest of the Palestinian-Canaanites twons and villages.

Nov 15 17:20

With 8.7 inches of snow in Buffalo; November 11th snowfall totals break 77-year-old record

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — According to the National Weather Service Buffalo , Monday's snowfall totals broke the previous record set 77 years ago by over three inches.

Nov 15 12:22

Recession Warning: Freight Volumes Negative YoY For 11th Straight Month

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,

The Cass Freight Index once again warns again of economic contraction.

Donald Broughton, founder of Broughton Capital and author the Cass Freight Index says the index signals contraction, possibly by the end of the year.

That's just one one month away.

Six Key Points
With the –5.9% decline in October, following the string of declines in May through September (ranging from -3.0% to -6.0%), we repeat our message from the previous five months: the shipments index has gone from “warning of a potential slowdown” to “signaling an economic contraction.”

We acknowledge that: all of these negative percentages were against tough comparisons (some extremely tough), and the Cass Shipments Index has gone negative before without being followed by a negative GDP. However, demand is weaker across almost all modes of transportation, both domestically and internationally.

Nov 15 12:19

Libyan Official Urges New US Intervention After Russians Seen "On Front Lines"

A new report in Axios suggests that Russia has significantly increased its presence in war-torn Libya, perhaps seeking to clean up the mess left in the wake of the US-NATO led regime change war which toppled Muammar Gaddafi.

This after a recent NY Times investigation found that at least 200 Russian mercenaries from Wagner Group have been in Libya supporting renegade General Khalifa Haftar's offensive against the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

Eight years after Gaddafi's overthrow and brutal field execution at the hands of NATO-backed rebel Islamists, the oil and gas abundant country is still in the throes of grinding factional civil war.

Interior Minister for Tripoli's GNA Fathi Bashagha told Axios the unfolding “proxy war” will doom the country to become “a haven for terrorists and extremists” unless the US steps in again.

Nov 15 12:08

The Democrats Have the Country on a Slippery Slope

The fake “whistleblower’s name— Eric Ciamerella—has been known for a long time, but not officially. Now it is official. Senator Rand Paul has officially released his name. Funny, isn’t it, that only the Republicans want Ciamerella to testify. The Democrats won’t hear of it. See this.

If the American people are paying attention, the Democrats are in trouble. When Russiagate fizzled out on them, Adam Schiff (D,CA) orchestrated a fake “whistleblower” whom the Democrats cannot risk putting on the stand to testify. The Democrats’ focus shifted to sleazy State Department types who could offer nothing but second or third hand hearsay followed by a hearsay second telephone call that cannot be confirmed.

Nov 15 12:02

“Crime Against Democracy”: U.S. Backed Fascist Coup in Bolivia

When Morales was declared the winner in the October 20th elections, violent right-wing protests soon followed. The leaders of the opposition led by mostly fascist elements of Bolivian society including Luis Fernando Camacho who Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton of The Grayzone described him as “a powerful multi-millionaire named in the Panama Papers, and an ultra-conservative Christian fundamentalist groomed by a fascist paramilitary notorious for its racist violence, with a base in Bolivia’s wealthy separatist region of Santa Cruz.”

Nov 15 11:54

Nearly every Democratic candidate rushed to defend Israel’s attack on Gaza, Warren only one to acknowledge Palestinian deaths

A ceasefire has been reached between Israel and groups in Gaza, after two days of violence that left 34 Palestinians dead. Many of the Democratic candidates have tweeted about the events, defending Israel’s actions while condemning rocket fire from Palestine. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders expressed concern for Israelis and Palestinians, while Warren was the only candidate to acknowledge that multiple Palestinians have been killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately for Warren, by making this acknowledgement, she has just lost any chance of winning the Democratic Party's nomination for President.

Tel Aviv is not amused, when someone mentions any deaths or woundings of any Palestinians; I am amazed that she apparently did not know better, than to go there.

Nov 15 11:50

Sanders, Warren speak out against Israel-Gaza violence

2020 presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Thursday condemned recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians following the announcement of a cease-fire earlier in the day.

The two candidates took to Twitter to condemn acts of violence from Palestinian militant groups accused of firing rockets at Israel, while also calling for an end to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

"Israelis should not have to live in fear of rocket fire. Palestinians should not have to live under occupation and blockade," Sanders tweeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are great, and well-nuanced sound bites; but at the end of the day, they will do nothing to forestall more violence perpetrated by Israel against Gaza.

My sense here, as that the IDF will wait for the US Thanksgiving Holiday, starting on 27 November, to uncork, big-time, against Gaza, as they figure that most of Americans will be too sated with turkey's L-tryptophan, and football, to really care, (if they ever did) about what they are going in Gaza.

Nov 15 11:44

UK: Julian Assange’s judge and her husband’s links to the British military establishment exposed by WikiLeaks

The husband of Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the Westminster chief magistrate overseeing WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the US, has financial links to the British military establishment, including institutions and individuals exposed by WikiLeaks.

It can also be revealed that Lady Arbuthnot has received gifts and hospitality in relation to her husband, including from a military and cybersecurity company exposed by WikiLeaks. These activities indicate that the chief magistrate’s activities cannot be considered as entirely separate from her husband’s.

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, a former defence minister, is a paid chair of the advisory board of military corporation Thales Group, and was until earlier this year an adviser to arms company Babcock International. Both companies have major contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised at this revelation.

The US/UK are out for blood on this one; To be brutally honest, Assange will, most probably, not survive his imprisonment at Belmarsh, and may well die of a conveniently weaponized disease, which leaves no trace in the human body shortly after its toxicity has murdered him.

Nov 15 11:16

When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’?

On hearing the State Department’s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony:

"What clearly concerned both witnesses wasn’t simply the abuse of power by the President, but the harm it inflicted on Ukraine, a critical ally, under constant assault by Russian forces."

"’Even as we sit here today, the Russians are attacking Ukrainian soldiers in their own country, and have been for four years,’ Taylor said. ‘I saw this on the front line last week; the day I was there a Ukrainian soldier was killed and four more wounded.’"

Kent compared Ukrainian resistance to Russia’s intervention on the side of the Donbass secessionists to "our own Minutemen in 1776."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, folk; but this codswallop is nearly causing me to lose my lunch.

And Patrick Buchanan, dammit, you are better than this, sir.

For the record, there was no "annexation of Crimea by Russia". After the 2014 Putsch, (orchestrated by Washington and the West: see Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

Two things were done by the head of Crimea's government; the first was to do a free and fair referendum, to ask, post Putsch, if Crimea's people wanted to stay with Ukraine, or petition Russia to become a member of the Russian Federation. The overwhelmingly voted to leave Ukraine, and petition the Russian Federation, a petition Russia accepted. Crimean Status Referendum

And Sir, I am rather chagrined that I need to remind you; Russia, Ukraine, and the US are Signatories to the UN Charter,and the UN Declaration of the Rights of Man, which enshrines the concept of peaceful self-determination, which was precisely what Crimea did in this instance.

Nov 15 11:00

Bolivia’s Senate Agrees to Work Toward Early Elections

A late night vote in Bolivia’s Senate, which finally had a quorum after the police stopped blocking the ruling Movement for Socialism (MAS) party from the chamber, has agreed that all parties will work together toward having new elections as soon as possible.

New elections were promised by former President Evo Morales, and are still the goal despite his ouster and exile to Mexico. A lot of details are disputed between Morales’ MAS and self-proclaimed interim president Jeanine Anez, who was endorsed by the US and Bolivia’s military.

Early, free elections are likely to be a matter of dispute, as Anez insisted that, while she will allow the MAS to run a candidate in the vote, they’d better come up with one soon, and that she would absolutely forbid Morales from running again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless she has the guns and military behind her, and in massive numbers, I have to think that this coup might well be short-lived; Morales had the interests, and the concerns, of all of the Bolivian people close to his heart; that made him utter Kryptonite in Washington.

There is also a companion piece, again from antiwar.com, which is worth reading here, and that is: Finally Got Him: The Bolivian Coup.

Nov 15 10:56

Adam Shifty Schiff handler EXPOSED (Soros) Profile picture for user globalintelhub

This won't come as much of a shock to most of tuned in readers of ZH, but until now it seems no one has been digging into the WHYs of Adam Schiff, a guy whose friends include Ed Buck, suspected of murder and drug overdosing homeless bums in the West Hollywood district Schiff calls home (most importantly, why was Adam at this drug den more than 15 times??). With such a case pending against you, as to why this Ed Buck was your friend and major political donor, it would be baffling why Schiff is so brazen with his public lies, aggressive "Fact-less" attacks on innocent President Donald Trump.

Nov 15 10:54

Trump Demands Five-Fold Increase in Payments From South Korea: Officials scramble to justify Trump's demand for $4.7 billion

South Korea has historically paid an unusually large percentage of the cost of keeping US forces there, and under pressure from President Trump, agreed earlier this year to a substantial increase, with South Korea agreeing to pay $924 million annually.

Since then, Trump had suggested a few times that he wanted more, and that South Korea could easily afford it. His new demand, however, shocked everyone on both sides as he is demanding over five times what South Korea is paying, $4.7 billion annually.

This is raising a lot of questions in South Korea about the viability of keeping the US around, but the bigger task is for US officials, who are trying to somehow justify a $4.7 billion price tag that seemingly came out of nowhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Seriously?!?

Why?!?

Nov 15 10:51

Tenuous truce in Gaza as Islamic Jihad, Israel differ on terms

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.

Islamic Jihad said an Egyptian-mediated truce went into effect at 0330 GMT, about 48 hours after Israel triggered the exchange of fire by killing the Iranian-backed faction’s top Gaza commander in an air strike, deeming him an imminent threat.

Occasional rocket fire from Gaza and a retaliatory Israeli air strike broke the calm, but the ceasefire largely held.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping, and praying, that the cease-fire will hold; that being said, I am not holding my breath, that this is a done deal.

Nov 15 10:45

Trump Keeps Contradicting Pentagon on US Role in Syrian War

President Trump’s position on the Syrian War aims to further simplify matters. Turkey’s President Erdogan says he is worried about Turkey’s border with Syria, and President Trump sees an opportunity to contrast his own war, saying “we left troops behind only for the oil.”

In the context of US-Turkey relations, this seems very straightforward and avoids conflicts of interest. Admitting that the whole US war is for oil isn’t the panacea Trump thinks it is, however, and he’s running up against other US officials on this issue.

Lawmakers are couching the Syrian War as being about protecting the Kurds, while the Pentagon’s leadership sees it heavily built around fighting ISIS and continuing to work toward regime change in Syria. Some even suggest it’s about countering Russia.

Trump’s all-oil agenda directly contradicts everyone else, and gives the impression that the US is being deliberately evasive about its military agenda and where US foreign policy is going.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a classic demonstration of "foreign policy by dart board"; unfortunately, however, none of the agencies involved, from the White House, to the Pentagon, to the State Department, are working from the same dartboard!!!

Nov 15 10:39

Trump Impeachment Is Blueprint To Overthrow Government From Within

Authored by Jenna Ellis Rives, op-ed via The Hill,

The House began public hearings this week, furthering the partisan move by the Democrats to impeach President Trump in a blatant abuse of constitutional authority. Representative Adam Schiff said in a press conference, “These open hearings will be an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves and also to learn firsthand about the facts of the president’s misconduct.”

There are several problems with this statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hubris.... was the fatal character flaw in Greek tragedies; it is much the same with a number of American politicians.

The "banana republic" quality of thinking in Congress has consistently manifested in many ways, since the assassination of President Kennedy; but this circus, star/chamber behaviour of Schiff is utterly unconscionable, as well as extra-Constitutional.

Unlike Code Napoleon Law, which saw the accused as guilty until proven innocent, the premise of American jurisprudence is the polar opposite of this; the accused is considered innocent, until proven guilty.

I would have expected this from an old Soviet-style show trial, replete with Kangaroo Court, and a judge ordered to find the defendant guilty, no matter what the actual evidence proved, or did not prove.

But from the US Congress in the 21st Century, in the USA?!?!??!?!? This is obscene in the extreme.

Nov 15 10:00

Struggling to keep its economy growing, the city of Ruzhou spent big, but is now asking its health care workers for cash to stay afloat.

Struggling to keep its economy growing, the city of Ruzhou spent big, but is now asking its health care workers for cash to stay afloat.

Ruzhou, a city of one million people in central China, urgently needed a new hospital, their bosses said. To pay for it, the administrators were asking health care workers for loans. If employees didn’t have the money, they were pointed to banks where they could borrow it and then turn it over to the hospital.

Ruzhou is a city with a borrowing problem — and an emblem of the trillions of dollars in debt threatening the Chinese economy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Seriously?!?

IF true, the Central Chinese government is doing a pretty lousy job of planning and spending.

Nov 15 09:51

Le Mesurier Gets Cross'd

Authored by Craig Murray,

Perhaps the only fact on James Le Mesurier about which I would agree with the MSM war cheerleaders is that he was a very busy man. It is remarkable therefore that he found the time and inclination to follow “Philip Cross” on twitter. Given that “Philip Cross” has virtually never posted an original tweet, and his timeline consists almost entirely of retweets of Nick Cohen, David Aaronovitch and openly pro-Israel propaganda accounts, why would Le Mesurier bother to follow him?

“Philip Cross” has never posted any news other than to retweet columnists. He has never given an insight into a story. In addition to James Le Mesurier, why then were all these MSM journailsts following “Philip Cross” from before “he” gained notoriety for his Wikipedia exploits?

Oliver Kamm, Leader Writer The Times

Nick Cohen, Columnist The Guardian/Observer

Joan Smith, Columnist The Independent

Leslie Felperin, Film Columnist The Guardian

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question, indeed, must be asked, by logical people.

Nov 15 09:37

The Origins of the Thought Police — and Why They Scare Us

By Jon Miltimore

There are a lot of unpleasant things in George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. Spying screens. Torture and propaganda. Victory Gin and Victory Coffee always sounded particularly dreadful. And there is Winston Smith’s varicose ulcer, apparently a symbol of his humanity (or something), which always seems to be “throbbing.” Gross.

None of this sounds very enjoyable, but it’s not the worst thing in 1984. To me, the most terrifying part was that you couldn’t keep Big Brother out of your head.

Unlike other 20th-century totalitarians, the authoritarians in 1984 aren’t that interested in controlling behavior or speech. They do, of course, but it’s only as a means to an end. Their real goal is to control the gray matter between the ears...

Nov 15 06:35

PBS Frontline's "In The Age of AI" Exposes Big-Tech's Ongoing Abuse Of Public Trust

Authored by B.N.Frank via AcivistPost.com,

You won’t see cell phones or personal computers much in movies or TV shows until the late 1990s because most people didn’t own them. Of course most people didn’t need them either. If you couldn’t afford a “home phone” – pay phones usually weren’t hard to find. Anyone who needed to be “on call” – like doctors – wore pagers.

People who grew up without new technology know firsthand that it has made the world better in some ways.

We also know that it has made it worse in others. People who never knew the world without new technology have been conditioned to believe that all of it is necessary as well as beneficial. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. 5G is very dangerous (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). Artificial Intelligence (AI) is associated with many risks as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am reminded by the gushing, gooey sweetness of this review, of a comment made by Marie Curie; nothing is to be feared; it is only to be understood."

I have to wonder if this "scare" about 5g is more financially motivated, than health motivated, as to who profits from it first and best. I think I will ask Mike to record it, so I can have some reasonable understanding of what it is trying to "sell" to its public.

Nov 15 06:35

PBS Frontline's "In The Age of AI" Exposes Big-Tech's Ongoing Abuse Of Public Trust

Authored by B.N.Frank via AcivistPost.com,

You won’t see cell phones or personal computers much in movies or TV shows until the late 1990s because most people didn’t own them. Of course most people didn’t need them either. If you couldn’t afford a “home phone” – pay phones usually weren’t hard to find. Anyone who needed to be “on call” – like doctors – wore pagers.

People who grew up without new technology know firsthand that it has made the world better in some ways.

We also know that it has made it worse in others. People who never knew the world without new technology have been conditioned to believe that all of it is necessary as well as beneficial. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. 5G is very dangerous (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). Artificial Intelligence (AI) is associated with many risks as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am reminded by the gushing, gooey sweetness of this review, of a comment made by Marie Curie; nothing is to be feared; it is only to be understood."

I have to wonder if this "scare" about 5g is more financially motivated, than health motivated, as to who profits from it first and best. I think I will ask Mike to record it, so I can have some reasonable understanding of what it is trying to "sell" to its public.

Nov 15 06:30

China Is About To Get Angry: US Senate To Vote Show Of Support For Hong Kong Protesters

As noted moments ago, futures ramped to new record highs rising above 3,100 following a quote from top Trump advisor Larry Kudlow, who has figured out that he gets most bang for the buck in juicing futures when liquidity is virtually nil, around 8pm or so, when he told reporters that Phase One of the China deal is "down to the short strokes", adding that "we are in communication with them every single day right now", and repeating that "a deal is close", even if "it’s not done yet."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh)Has complete, geopolitical tone-deafness, become a mandatory requirement for serving in Congress these days?!?

Nov 15 06:25

Casualties Of War: Military Veterans Have Become America's Walking Wounded

War sustains our way of life while killing us at the same time. As Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent and author Chris Hedges observes:

War is like a poison. And just as a cancer patient must at times ingest a poison to fight off a disease, so there are times in a society when we must ingest the poison of war to survive. But what we must understand is that just as the disease can kill us, so can the poison. If we don't understand what war is, how it perverts us, how it corrupts us, how it dehumanizes us, how it ultimately invites us to our own self-annihilation, then we can become the victim of war itself.

War also entertains us with its carnage, its killing fields, its thrills and chills and bloodied battles set to music and memorialized in books, on television, in video games, and in superhero films and blockbuster Hollywood movies financed in part by the military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a little thought for you to "chew on"; what if there was another, fully ratified, Amendment to the US Constitution, stipulating that all the children of appropriate military age belonging to the families of US politicians, were required to serve on the front lines of any declared, or undeclared, war?

Now, I know as well as a grown woman, that this isn't going to happen, but what if it did?!?

I would be very strongly inclined to bet that war wouldn't be the first modality this country would use, to get what it wanted economically or geopolitcally.

Nov 15 05:58

One Bank Finally Admits The Fed's "NOT QE" Is Indeed QE... And Could Lead To Financial Collapse

After a month of constant verbal gymnastics (and diarrhea from financial pundit sycophants who can't think creatively or originally and merely parrot their echo chamber in hopes of likes/retweets) by the Fed that the recent launch of $60 billion in T-Bill purchases is anything but QE (whatever you do, don't call it "QE 4", just call it "NOT QE" please), one bank finally had the guts to say what was so obvious to anyone who isn't challenged by simple logic: the Fed's "NOT QE" is really "QE."

In a note warning that the Fed's latest purchase program - whether one calls it QE or NOT QE - will have big, potentially catastrophic costs, Bank of America's Ralph Axel writes that in the aftermath of the Fed's new program of T-bill purchases to increase the amount of reserves in the banking system, the Fed made an effort to repeatedly inform markets that this is not a new round of quantitative easing, and yet as the BofA strategist notes, "in important ways it is similar."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but that ... is an industrial-strength "OOPS, THERE!!"

Nov 15 05:52

David Stockman Exposes The Ukrainian Influence-Peddling Rings, Part 1

Last night we heard some knucklehead on the War Channel (CNN) braying about Ukraine as a vitally important "ally and strategic partner". The implication, of course, was that the Donald’s attempted squeeze play on its new President was dangerously undermining national security.

What unadulterated tommyrot!

The safety and security of the American homeland has absolutely nothing to do with it. That’s because Ukraine is a no count, strategically irrelevant patch of earth that was long ago ruined by the old Soviet Union, and thereafter turned into an economic trainwreck by its own corrupt oligarchs – along with plenty of help from Washington interventionists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obama actually admitted, in public and on camera, that he put together a team to create "regime change" in Ukraine:

In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakiria, Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”: US Sticks to Tried and True Policy of Supporting Coups.

And I do have a question for the messy, misanthropic, dystopic Demoncrats, working at warp speed to politically bury President Trump; President Obama admitted on national TV, that the US had been behind the effort to regime change Ukraine; this led to a massive, call it an"ice-berg cooling" of US and Russian relations, and put the entire country of Ukraine at risk of a civil war, due to break-off republics announcing their independence.

Why should President Obama not have been impeached for this?!? He did it; he said he did it; and he took all the responsibility for having done it.

And yet, with this newest nothingburger impeachment trial of President Trump, there is no piece of solid evidence the Demoncrats can present, even with Schiff straining to puncture the bowels of power, and regime change this country, with only hearsay and innuendo.

And please, don't think, if the Demoncrats get President Trump thrown out of office, that they won't start going after Vice-President Pence.

And who gets handed the White House if the VP also goes down in flames?!?

None other than the Speaker of the House, who at this point is Nancy Pelosi, the Poster Politician for Term Limits; and for me, as well, I am sure as other Americans who read this blog, my response would be, "Lord, stop testing; I'm not worthy!!

Nov 15 05:28

Blain: There Is Too Much Money Pushing up Prices, And It All Ends With A Guillotine

As it’s a Friday I am contractually entitled to have a rant and whine about whatever I want to write about. Which, today, isn’t really the cut and thrust of markets.

To be brutally frank - we all know what the problems are: Too much money in the markets pushing up the prices of market assets. The fact is too much of that too much money is owned by too few people who use their too much money to buy all these financial assets. These too few people who own all the financial assets get richer everyday as their too much money makes their too many financial assets even more valuable. And these too few people get even richer by getting even more too much money to put into the already too expensive financial markets by “persuading” central banks to keep rates low, to buy financial assets through QE, and get their in-the-pocket politicians to enact tax cuts so their too much money is even more too much money…

With me so far??

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The parallels to the situation for the poor, right before the French Revolution (to which this author is alluding) are both unmistakable, and hauntingly real.

So the real question is, when everything fails, and the poorest of the poor cannot take their lot in life anymore, because their poverty has been thrust upon them, will the uber-rich have enough tools of suppression to stop the cascade of fury which will inevitably follow?!?

Only time will tell, but I am not holding my breath for a positive outcome here.

Nov 14 12:41

President Xi Warns "Stopping The Storm And Restoring Order" In Hong Kong Is China's Top Priority

pdate 2: Pretty soon, all of the students working to transform their campuses into fortresses against the Hong Kong police might be facing an even more formidable foe: The People's Liberation Army.

Foreshadowing the possibility that the Hong Kong protest movement could end with a Tiananmen Square-like mass-casualty incident - at least that's what we gleaned from remarks made by President Xi at the BRIC leaders summit in Brasilia.

According to a post on Weibo (China's answer to Twitter), Xi told his fellow BRIC leaders that stabilizing Hong Kong had become a serious challenge, and warned that "stopping the storm and restoring order" is a "most urgent task".

Here's a translation of the Weibo post, describing Xi's remarks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the bigger question has to be, will a massive crackdown end the demonstrations?!?

I frankly, am not sure they will.

It appears that even though these demonstrators have been met with live fire; teargas, and worse, there appears to be a "toughening up moment" happening right now, when they just don't seem to care about the possibility that the crossfire could actually kill them.

And if this happens, what President Xi's troops of the Liberation Army may be able to accomplish, other than killing a lot of people, will be very limited in scope, in terms of ratcheting the violence down.

I wouldn't want to be in that man's shoes right now for anything; if his efforts fail, he will "lose face", both at home and abroad, and his vision for the Belt/Road project, may well vanish along with his Presidency.

He cannot be seen as having "made a bad move here", either by Hong Kong residents; Chinese citizens;, or the international community.

He knows, without any doubt, that any wrong read or judgement of the demonstrators, will have the 24/7 cable cycle grinding him up, and spitting him out.

Nov 14 12:18

'OK, Boomer' Stop Buying Stocks, Fidelity Warns

Fidelity Investments in its third-quarter retirement report has a new warning for its greedy baby boomer clients: portfolio risk has never been higher as retirees are overly exposed to equities, running a serious risk that the next market meltdown could wipe out their retirement accounts, reported Bloomberg.

The report notes more than 33% of baby boomer clients have exceeded Fidelity's recommended allocation to equities.

Nov 14 12:16

The "Oh, $hit!" Moment For Subprime Auto Loans Arrives; Serious Delinquencies Blow Out

But it’s even worse than it looks. And this time, there is no jobs crisis. This time, it’s the result of greed by subprime lenders.

Serious auto-loan delinquencies – auto loans that are 90 days or more past due – in the third quarter of 2019, after an amazing trajectory, reached a historic high of $62 billion, according to data from the New York Fed today:

This $62 billion of seriously delinquent loan balances are what auto lenders, particularly those that specialize in subprime auto loans, such as Santander Consumer USA, Credit Acceptance Corporation, and many smaller specialized lenders are now trying to deal with. If they cannot cure the delinquency, they’re hiring specialized companies that repossess the vehicles to be sold at auction. The difference between the loan balance and the proceeds from the auction, plus the costs involved, are what a lender loses on the deal.

The repo business, however, is booming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are very scary; and they well may be just the tip of the iceberg here.

Nov 14 12:12

"No, No, You Guys; This US-Backed Military Coup Is Perfectly Legitimate!"

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

I just keep tripping on how dumb this latest US-backed military coup is. It’s in Bolivia in case you’ve lost track, which would be perfectly understandable since US-backed coups have become kind of like US mass shootings — there’s so many of them they’re starting to blend into each other.

I mean, for starters the justifications for this one are so cartoonishly reachy and desperate it boggles the mind a bit. The main argument you’ll see in favor of the coup is that Evo Morales was elected after Bolivia’s high court ruled that he could run for a fourth term, but the (democratically elected) court ruled against a 2016 referendum on presidential term limits.

That’s it. That weird, pedantic appeal to a particular interpretation of bureaucratic technicalities is the whole entire argument in support of a literal military coup backed by the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) So what does this little country have, for which international (and US) businesses hunger for so mightily, that put it in the calendar for regime change in November of 2019?!?

Here, in a word, is what happened; and that word is "lithium."

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

I just keep tripping on how dumb this latest US-backed military coup is. It’s in Bolivia in case you’ve lost track, which would be perfectly understandable since US-backed coups have become kind of like US mass shootings — there’s so many of them they’re starting to blend into each other.

I mean, for starters the justifications for this one are so cartoonishly reachy and desperate it boggles the mind a bit. The main argument you’ll see in favor of the coup is that Evo Morales was elected after Bolivia’s high court ruled that he could run for a fourth term, but the (democratically elected) court ruled against a 2016 referendum on presidential term limits.

The Grayzone has published an article documenting this coup’s many ties to Washington. Put it all together, and you’ve got a US-backed military coup

The story goes on to state: "The overthrow of the elected leader cannot be understood without a glance at the nation's massive reserves of this crucial mineral."

by Vijay Prashad

"Bolivia’s key reserves are in lithium, which is essential for the electric car. Bolivia claims to have 70 percent of the world’s lithium reserves, mostly in the Salar de Uyuni salt flats. The complexity of the mining and processing has meant that Bolivia has not been able to develop the lithium industry on its own. It requires capital, and it requires expertise."

Tesla (United States) and Pure Energy Minerals (Canada) both showed great interest in having a direct stake in Bolivian lithium. But they could not make a deal that would take into consideration the parameters set by the Morales government. Morales himself was a direct impediment to the takeover of the lithium fields by the non-Chinese transnational firms. He had to go.

After the coup, Tesla’s stock rose astronomically."

Nov 14 11:52

Here's The Moment Erdogan's White House Visit Took "A Dark Turn"

It was clear in yesterday's press briefing during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the White House, where he didn't actually receive much push back from either President Trump or the press (at one point Trump requested that only a "friendly" reporter from Turkey ask questions of Erdogan), that the touchy subject of Turkey's acquirement of Russia's S-400 anti-air system was front and center in closed door conversations.

But Erdogan appeared unmoved by whatever pressure he may have faced in the Oval, given he later told reporters while standing next to the US president that Turkey cannot possibly discard the S-400 due to its strategic ties wit Russia, but he also added, “I’ve told Mr. Trump that we’re ready to buy Patriots.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully obvious, that Erdogan has begun a slow, but unmistakable, pivot toward Russia, in both in its economic choices, and the weaponry it chooses to use with which to defend Turkey.

Nov 14 11:46

Paul Craig Roberts Rages At The Latest 'False' Trump Impeachment News

As the media are all out to get Trump, there is no way to get any valid information about the so-called impeachment. But you don’t have to pay too much attention to notice that the Democrats and the presstitutes are constantly changing the focus. The alleged whistleblower, who only had hearsay information, if that, has dropped out of the picture, being too compromised by his affiliations and prior meetings with Adam Schiff during which the “whistleblowing” was planned as an attack on Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one of the sorriest, most nasty, vile display of purely partisan politics I have ever seen in my life; and at 70, I have seen more than a few of these incidents.

Nov 14 11:38

Leaked Bank Records Confirm Burisma-Biden Payments To Morgan Stanley Account

Documents allegedly leaked by the Ukrainian General Prosecutor's office to CD Media have shed light on payments from Burisma Holdings to Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC, a corporation controlled by Hunter Biden partner (and fellow former Burisma board member) Devon Archer.

Archer was Yale roommates with John Kerry's stepson Chris Heinz - the two of whom opened investment firm Rosemont Capital with Joe Biden's son, Hunter. Rosemont Capital is the parent company of Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC - the entity which receive the Burisma payments and in turn aid Biden.

The newly leaked records show 45 payments between November 2014 and November 2015 totaling $3.5 million, mostly in increments of $83,333.33. The payments correspond to Morgan Stanley bank records the New York Times reported on earlier this year. The records were submitted as evidence in a case against Archer who was convicted in a scheme to defraud pension funds and an Indian tribe of tens of millions of dollars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BADA BING, BADA BOOM, BADA BING!!!

IS this what his dad, Joe Biden, means when he says his son Hunter "did nothing wrong"?!?

Apparently, Father and Son have both had their consciences surgically removed, to believe that this represents "doing nothing wrong, followed by Biden's threat/attempt to shake the Ukrainian government down, if the government didn't fire the prosecutor looking into Burisma.

Nov 14 08:39

Mayor Wants Ban On Public Surveillance Lifted, Claims It Limits Ability To Fight Crime

By MassPrivateI

What should be headline news across the country is relegated to a single local newspaper fighting back against illegal government surveillance.

Over the past two years, Memphis, Tennessee Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis Police Department have claimed that a 1978 consent decree barring them from conducting political surveillance limits their ability to fight crime...

Nov 14 07:43

The Impeachment Pantomime

Now that “Russiagate” has failed and “Ukrainegate” neatly takes its place, many questions arise. Will the Democratic Party, this time in open collusion with the intelligence apparatus, succeed in its second attempt to depose President Donald Trump in what might fairly be called a bloodless coup? Whatever the outcome of the thus-far-farcical impeachment probe, which is to be conducted publicly as of Wednesday, did the president use his office to pressure Ukraine in behalf of his own personal and political interests? Did Trump, in his fateful telephone conversation last July 25 with Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s president, put U.S. national security at risk, as is alleged?

All good questions. Here is another: Will Joe Biden, at present the leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, get away with what is almost certain to prove his gross corruption and gross abuse of office when he carried the Ukraine portfolio while serving as vice president under Barack Obama?

Nov 14 07:41

The Latest False News on the Trump Impeachment

As the media are all out to get Trump, there is no way to get any valid information about the so-called impeachment. But you don’t have to pay too much attention to notice that the Democrats and the presstitutes are constantly changing the focus. The alleged whistleblower, who only had hearsay information, if that, has dropped out of the picture, being too compromised by his affiliations and prior meetings with Adam Schiff during which the “whistleblowing” was planned as an attack on Trump.

Nov 14 07:18

500+ COMBAT ROBOTS SET TO STRENGTHEN INDIAN ARMY DEFENSES IN KASHMIR – MEDIA

SOURCE: RT
The Indian Army will soon reinforce its strength in Kashmir with hundreds of combat robots capable of lobbing grenades, overcoming obstacles, and carrying out search-and-rescue raids, local media report.
The Defense Ministry is looking for around 550 “robotic surveillance units,” each with a 25-year lifespan, according to Indian media, citing military sources. “These robots should be capable enough for water fording with minimum 20 cm depth,” an unnamed officer told Livemint.

Once acquired, the robots will be sent to the Rashtriya Rifles, the Indian Army’s counter-insurgency force. The unit will use them in built-up areas to gather intelligence on terrorists’ movements.

Aside from collecting imagery intelligence, the unmanned vehicles will be armed and capable of firing “suitable munitions at the intended target, for example, throwing grenade at places where the terrorists are holed up,” the source explained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What could possibly go wrong with these robots, other than the cold, hard
reality that they have no morality to tell them whether they are aiming at a bad guy, or attempting to shoot an infant out of its mother's arms?!?

I very much fear, that these robots will become instruments of mass genocide against every possible Muslim Kashmiri, and Pakistani non-combatant possible; children; women; infants; and the medically fragile elderly.

(Sigh) I have no magic wand to wave at this situation; I can only hope (and pray) that the "adults in the room" of global geopolitics (and guys, you know who you are), start working the phones like crazy between Islamabad and New Dehli, and attempting to ratchet the tension here down.

Because if a calming of tensions does not happen, we are looking, potentially, at a full-scale hot war, between two nuclear armed adversaries.

Nov 14 07:04

THE SO-CALLED WAR ON TERROR HAS KILLED OVER 801,000 PEOPLE AND COST $6.4 TRILLION: NEW ANALYSIS

The so-called War on Terror launched by the United States government in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks has cost at least 801,000 lives and $6.4 trillion according to a pair of reports published Wednesday by the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

"The numbers continue to accelerate, not only because many wars continue to be waged, but also because wars don't end when soldiers come home," said Costs of War co-director and Brown professor Catherine Lutz, who co-authored the project's report on deaths.

"These reports provide a reminder that even if fewer soldiers are dying and the U.S. is spending a little less on the immediate costs of war today, the financial impact is still as bad as, or worse than, it was 10 years ago," Lutz added. "We will still be paying the bill for these wars on terror into the 22nd century."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are very hard statistics to get one's head around, so the question must be asked; why are the only tools the US government uses to get what it wants are wars; regime changes, and (sometimes successfully) sanctions?!?

Looking at the horrific costs, both in blood and money spent
, why does it appear that the US government doesn't have better, less violent ways of getting what it wants, other than what I have enumerated above?!?

These are the kind of results one can expect from a government of elite sociopaths, who only care about two things; the enhancement of their own financial fortunes, and keeping "We the People" as dumbed down" as humanly possible, so we don't understand that these wars are not for valor; honor, or "protecting the American Way of Life"; and if you have been unlucky enough to have a kid going to public school, where "Common Core" is how teachers "educate" our kids, you understand precisely what I mean.

when Karl Marx made the observation that "all wars are economic in origin", that premise has been absolutely borne out in these endless wars, generated by the American government, ultimately for private profit.

Think about it; there is no 19 year old kid in this country, who has not seen this country at peace, ever, throughout their lifetime.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

BLOODY EVERYTHING!!!

Nov 14 06:15

DARPA WANTS INSECTS TO SPREAD GENETICALLY MODIFIED VIRUSES… TO ‘SAVE CROPS’

A US military program dubbed ‘Insect Allies’ could be used as a biological weapon, a group of European scientists warns. The Pentagon’s research arm claims they are intended to defend crops, but doesn’t deny ‘dual-use’ potential.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology and the University of Freiburg in Germany, as well as the University of Montpellier, France, have published a critique of the program, dubbed “Insect Allies,” in the October 5 edition of Science.

They argue that “the knowledge to be gained from this program appears very limited in its capacity to enhance US agriculture or respond to national emergencies” and therefore the program “may be widely perceived as an effort to develop biological agents for hostile purposes and their means of delivery,” which would mean a breach of the Biological Weapons Convention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Dr. Bextine, a word, please; that phrase "nothing could possibly go wrong" has been used innumerable times, when life-threatening scenarios hit, and did their worst, despite the best of precautions being taken.

What is the three independent kill switches go "mammary glands vertical", at the same precise moment?

Do you, or your colleagues have a contingency plan for THAT?!?

I would believe, sir, that the short, and duly embarrassed answer for that would be, "UH...no!"

Nov 14 06:07

THE U.S. NATIONAL DEBT JUST HIT THE 23 TRILLION DOLLAR MARK AS WE CONTINUE TO STEAMROLL TOWARD FINANCIAL OBLIVION

SOURCE: MICHAEL SNYDER @ THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE
This week, the U.S. national debt reached the 23 trillion dollar mark for the first time ever. There was no fanfare, there were no politicians giving speeches about fiscal responsibility, and there has been very little national outrage. We have simply come to accept that it is “normal” for our national debt to grow at an exponential rate, but the truth is that we are literally committing national suicide. Given enough time, there is no doubt that this colossal mountain of debt will kill our Republic, and yet fiscal responsibility is not even a major national issue any longer. Everyone seems to be okay with the fact that we are stealing more than 100 million dollars every single hour of every single day from future generations of Americans and destroying the bright future that they were supposed to have. What we are doing to our children and our grandchildren is beyond criminal, and yet very few of us seem to care.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, puting the nation's budget "on a sustainable path", may only happen when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic.

Nov 13 22:15

Schwarzenegger meets real life cyborg sent back in time to kill off humanity

Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger had the opportunity recently to meet a real life cyborg sent back in time to kill off humanity, Greta Thunberg. The actor and former governor of California felt privileged for the once in a lifetime meeting.

“It was a pleasure to meet with such a hero,” Schwarzenegger said. “I only just met Greta but I feel like I know her so well since I played a similar role in the Terminator films.”

Nov 13 21:10

BREAKING: Epstein Island sold to wealthy Middle Eastern businessman Haadid Nahkil Muhssef

A wealthy Middle Eastern businessman Haadid Nahkil Muhssef has purchased Jeffrey Epstein‘s pedophile island for $56 million. The purchase comes months after the controversial financier committed suicide while on suicide watch in a New York jail.

Not much is known about Muhssef except that he has many ties to the same people that Jeffrey Epstein did.

Nov 13 13:50

Mysterious process changing oxygen levels on Mars but NASA can’t explain it… yet

During the warmer spring and summer months, the oxygen levels recorded by Curiosity rose by some 30 percent, receding back to normal levels each Autumn, though by different amounts each year, indicating that some unknown phenomenon is adding and subtracting oxygen from the atmosphere.

At present, there is no known process that might explain these readings.

'No known process that might explain these readings'?! How about the presence of life (Photosynthesis)?!

Nov 13 13:45

Rand Paul Drops The 'C'-Word: Names Whistleblower, Demands Testimony

A week ago, Senator Rand Paul said that he might release the whistleblower's name.

Over the weekend, Senator Paul said the whistleblower's name should be released.

And today, Senator Paul has named the whistleblower publicly...Eric Ciamerella.

During a Wednesday interview on Washington, D.C.-based WMAL, Paul named Ciaramella himself and said he should be brought in testify to clarify whether he is indeed the whistleblower.

“I think Eric Ciaramella needs to be pulled in for testimony, and then I think it will be ultimately determined at that point,” said Paul.

“But I think he is a person of interest in the sense that he was at the Ukraine desk when Joe Biden was there when Hunter Biden was working for the Ukrainian oligarch. So simply for that alone, I think he’s a material witness who needs to be brought in.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This just keeps getting better and better.

Nov 13 11:56

"Europe Is Dying" - 50,000 Polish 'Patriots' March To Save Country From "Disastrous European Union"

More than 50,000 Polish nationalists paraded on the streets of Warsaw for this year's Independence March on Monday.

Tens of thousands of people, waving Polish flags, were young and old, of all walks of life, with whole families took to the streets.

Poland shifted towards nationalism when Law and Justice (PiS) party came to power in 2015.

PiS has asked citizens to abandon Western liberalism for patriotism and Roman Catholic values.

Attendees lit flares and marched through the streets chanting more slogans: "Not Islamic or secular, but Catholic Poland," "No to abortion," and "Great Poland is our goal."

A thirty-eight million nation in the heart of Europe (i.e., with a population approximately the size of Spain's) has been revolting against the EU establishment and its view of European unity based on cultural and religious indifference and anti-nationalism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is it that people who believe in values of country, and at least some degree of national pride, are always tarred with the brush of being in league with the "...far right"?!?!?

Folks, here's the deal for me; I am an American first; if there are certain values I hold as being important, such as immigration integration, and EVERYONE being able to practice their religion (or lack thereof) as they chose, does that make me NEO-anything?!?

When, please, did this become bad and wrong, both for Europe, and the US?!?

If there are financial arrangements with other countries, and other groups of countries which benefit me, and my brother and sister Americans, I am generally for it; but please do not ask me to support unfettered immigration, where the immigrants want to push their lifestyles on me.

Anyone who ever talked to me, for all of a minute, would understand that I am the polar opposite of racist, or right-wing; but if financial agreements among nations, and unfettered immigration are not helping me, the people I care about, and the country as a whole, how can I, in my right mind, support them?!?

The problem is, the people who create these situations, never have to live with the consequences of having done so.

Nov 13 09:44

'Mental instablity': Psychiatrists who called Trump dangerous want to testify on impeachment

If this continues much longer the country will be in a full blown civil war with all the chaos that will ensue.

A group of medical experts who claim that President Trump's mental health makes him dangerous and unfit for office is seeking to testify during House impeachment proceedings.

The group, comprising four psychiatrists, a clinical neuropsychologist, a neurologist, and an internist, are planning to announce their availability next week to members of Congress and the media. They'll also be available to consult privately with members of Congress, with 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, or with members of Trump's cabinet.

Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist, announced the group's plans to the Washington Examiner on Friday.

Nov 13 09:15

US Drones Capture Footage Of Pro-Turkish Forces Engaged In Shocking War Crimes

Entirely to be expected, a new report in The Wall Street Journal has found that Turkish-backed Syrian forces currently fighting US-backed Kurdish groups as part of 'Operation Peace Spring' are guilty of war crimes, including summary executions of Kurdish civilians.

"U.S. military officials watched live drone feeds last month that appeared to show Turkish-backed Arab gunmen targeting civilians during their assault on Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, attacks the Americans reported to their commanders as possible war crimes, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the incidents," reports the WSJ.

What the report fails to mention, however, is the blatantly obvious and relevant recent history that the Islamist militants carrying out such atrocities are the very same militants which were a few short years ago funded, armed and trained by the CIA and Pentagon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This just makes me physically sick.

Can someone, please, identify that moment in time, when I signed on, as a citizen of the United States of America, to be a citizen of a country which either engaged in war crimes, or one which just allowed them to happen, and there were no repercussions against them?!?

I really need some help on this folks, because THIS is my moment... of "selective memory disorder", I absolutely cannot recall having done this, so if anyone wants to clue me in, you're due a profound "thank you."

Do you remember the codswallop we all got force-fed in public school, about how great and noble this country was, and that it was a country which could never, ever be in the morally wrong, at any time, and through any choices its leadership had made?!?

Well, for me, my "Buddha on the Road" came while I was a senior in High School, and the VietNam war was raging; it was great for the military/industrial complex, but pretty lousy for those conscripted to fight this war, and their families.

Many came home in a cheap metal casket; others came home maimed for life; and others may have physically present, but were suffering from any possible number of stress-induced traumas.

Then, those Veterans who DID come home, were not greeted with at least some compassion, but were abused, and humiliated for doing what their country's government directed them to do; it should have been those elements in the US government who perpetuated this immoral war, who should have been rightly reviled, tried, and convicted of their war crimes, and put away at a facility which was NOT a "Club Fed."

I cannot keep from thinking, that had that madness stopped sooner than it was, and the truly guilty were tried and convicted, we would not be in Syria; Afghanistan; Iraq; or Niger today.

But in looking at the current situations in the above-referenced countries, I am reminded of the phrase that "Those who do not learn from history...are doomed to repeat it."

Nov 13 08:49

Feds Launch Investigation Into Google's Secretive "Project Nightingale"

Big Tech can't seem to go one month without becoming involved in some new data privacy scandal, but this time, Google parent Alphabet has outdone itself.

Yesterday, WSJ broke a story about a deal between Alphabet and Ascension Health System, a Catholic non-profit that operates hospitals and nursing homes in 21 states and Washington DC. Ascension has more than 2,600 facilities, but its data - including critical patient data - is presently spread across 40 data centers in more than a dozen states.

But thanks to a deal between the two organizations that spawned Google's "Project Nightingale", all of that data are being moved into Google's cloud, and Google engineers are working on a system that they say could revolutionize how doctors use patient health data to make diagnoses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF caught having done this, in absence of HIPAA protections, every single person whose data was shared, would have one heck of a base for a class-action lawsuit against Google.

Instead of calling this Project Nightingale The Brit reformer who invented the profession of modern nursing, this project SHOULD have been named "Project Nightmare"; because the ripples of repercussions as to how this data got shared, is only just beginning.

Nov 13 08:35

"It's Now June 4, 1989" - Hong Kong Paralyzed For 3rd Day As Demonstrators Prepare For War

Violent protests continued in Hong Kong for a third day on Wednesday, crippling transport links and clogging roads, and prompting many major companies in the city, including HSBC and BNP Paribas, to instruct employees to stay home from work to avoid the risk of physical harm.

And in anticipation of more violence tomorrow,the Hong Kong Education Bureau has said that all kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and special education needs schools will cancel class on Thursday for safety reasons, according to an official statement. Most universities in Hong Kong have suspended classes until next week or converted them to online-only for the rest of the semester. And after the clashes from earlier this week, more than 80 mainland Chinese students have been evacuated for their own safety.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although I abhor communism as a system, I have to feel just the tiniest bit of sympathy for China's President Xi.

Looking at these demonstrations, he has got to be asking himself right now, "if I get more horrifically oppressive with these people, will it actually stop these demonstrations?!?"

And that... is a tough one. My gut is telling me, is that it will not stop these demonstrations, but give the protestors more energy, compassion, and zeal for their cause.

He will be hounded and vilified by the West for dispatching these people "with extreme prejudice", and may well "lose face" with his colleagues both inside the Chinese government, and in other world capitals.

I absolutely would not want to be in his shoes right now.

Nov 13 07:14

The 2020s are set to be an economic and social upheaval: Europe losing 1000 small farms a day: America's 2019 crop failure is a "disaster": Asia millions of pigs slaughtered

A crisis is emerging across three continents as extreme weather conditions and disease are beginning to bite the farming industry leaving world banks warning the 2020s are set to be a decade of dramatic economic and social upheaval as another billion mouths will need to be fed. Meanwhile, Europe is losing 1000 small farms a day, due to a crop decline leading to price rises. Officials are using the word 'disaster' to describe the widespread crop failures happening all over America. In Asia pork prices this year have almost doubled after a quarter of the pig population has been slaughtered due to swine fever.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, I would never want to be confused for Mrs. Chicken Little of Indiana; that being said, however, please read this article and take it seriously.

If there is any way you can, please invest in a large chest freezer, and start stocking it now. IF you can go in with family or friends, who will also have "freezer privileges, and can help you pay for it, so much the better. If the folks who wrote this article are even one third of the way right, about food shortages coming up next year, you will thank yourselves for having done this now.

Nov 12 11:19

Good Riddance Evo Morales

So Morales, the communist cocalero, is gone. Before your automatic conditioning makes you yell "the CIA did it!", why not pause for a moment and reflect if the Latin American people are not able to make their own decisions and choose the path of freedom and honesty without the help of the US?

Consider that, first and foremost, Morales is a radical Marxist, a union leader who started his career supported by the Communist Party, who considers capitalism the worst enemy of mankind.

Nov 12 10:22

Politifact Was Just Caught Lying Again

To anyone who ever doubted that Politifact was a left-wing blog acting under the guise of being an independent fact checker, look no further on their latest attempt at gas-lighting American voters.

In the past I’ve argued that Politifact is at least clever with their bias, often choosing to simply fact check more Republican or conservative statements than liberal ones to give the impression that those on the right are making falsehoods more often. Of course, there have been times when they’ve slipped up, fact-checking nearly identical claims from Republicans and Democrats and rating the former false, and latter true.

Nov 12 09:59

Why Is Christopher Steele Still a Thing?

Christopher Steele became famous in the United States as the author of a “dossier” that claimed Russians had been “cultivating, supporting, and assisting” Donald Trump “for at least 5 years.”

Now Steele is back, claiming that the Russians have been cultivating the Tories and Boris Johnson for . . . five years.

Nov 12 09:57

Polish PM Slams Netflix World War II Documentary: ‘Nothing Short of Rewriting History’

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemned Netflix for inaccuracies in a documentary it debuted about World War II, Poland’s national press agency reported on Monday.

Mateusz sent a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings accusing the film The Devil Next Door of “obfuscating historical facts,” including showcasing maps that “falsely places several German Nazi concentration camps within modern-day Poland’s borders,” according to the Polish Press Agency:

Nov 12 06:38

Are You Ready For A Catastrophically Cold Winter? Here's What The Mainstream Media Won't Tell You...

Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com,

Experts are warning us that this will be a “freezing, frigid, and frosty” winter, and even though the official beginning of winter is still over a month away, it already feels like that in much of the country right now.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To our Readers and Listeners; please, think about buying a freezer for your home right now; if possible, go in with friends and family to do this.

And I say this because food prices, as we head into next spring, are going to be horrendous, due to huge swathes of land which cannot be planted or harvested due to wicked weather.

Nov 12 06:33

Global Proxy War Escalates: "Destabilizing Operation" Sends Bolivia Into Political Chaos

Authored by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Two days before Bolivian president Evo Morales was pushed out by the country’s military, Mark Weisbot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research penned a warning about what was happening, and what might unfold, in a Nation article titled, The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia.

He noted:

Multilateral organizations like the Organization of American States (OAS) have a certain perceived impartiality because they are, in theory, controlled by a diverse group of nations. But sometimes a great power can wield a disproportionate influence. It could theoretically be a coincidence that both the Trump administration and the OAS have tried—without offering any evidence—to discredit Bolivia’s national election in the past couple of weeks. But it’s more likely that this dangerous, ugly, and destabilizing operation is being pushed by Washington.

Nov 12 06:21

IsraeGaza StripIsraeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and Syria early Tuesday, escalating Israel’s confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants.

In eastern Gaza, the Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a furious barrage of Gaza-fired rockets that reached as far as the Tel Aviv heartland as Islamic Jihad vowed further revenge. The military said Abu el-Atta was the mastermind of recent attacks against Israel and the militant group’s top commander in Gaza.

Meanwhile, Syrian officials said an Israeli airstrike in the capital, Damascus, targeted another Islamic Jihad commander, Akram al-Ajouri, who was not harmed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has become a regional master at provocation, assassinations, and is obviously readying for a complete, utter, and total war against Gaza.

I would like to strongly, but politely, caution Tel Aviv to be very, very careful about what it wishes for, as the outcome to such a conflict.

Nov 12 06:11

Forget reform: Saudi Arabia will now punish feminist women with 'flogging and prison sentences'

Saudi citizens found guilty of engaging in homosexuality and feminism could see themselves lashed or imprisoned in the ultraconservative kingdom, lawyers suggested.

The punitive measures could range from fines, to public lashing or even imprisonment, lawyer Nawaf al-Nabati said, according to al-Watan.

The remarks came just hours after Saudi Arabia listed feminism and homosexuality as extremist elements, on Friday, despite the kingdom’s ongoing drive to reform and relax its ultraconservative laws.
Saudi Arabia’s counter-extremism department announced the move on Twitter, where it warned its citizens and nationals to remain cautious against such groups.

"Extremism in all its forms is a societal scourge. It is important to remain cautious,” the statement said, before warning against hardliners who break away from religion to affirm their views.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And travel agents in Riyadh aare still puzzled as to why it's off a lot of peoples' travel destination!

Nov 12 06:06

Israeli forces kill another young Palestinian man ‘for no reason’ in Hebron refugee camp

Israeli forces shot and killed a young Palestinian man outside his home today in the al-Arroub refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron.

Omar al-Badawi, reported to be 22-years-old, was shot in the abdomen near the front steps of his home in the camp during protests commemorating the death of revered Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Eyewitness reports said that al-Badawi was exiting his home in an attempt to put out a small fire that had started nearby as a result of clashes between Israeli forces and local protesters.

A video, published by Quds News Network, shows al-Badawi slowly exiting an alleyway next to his home and waving a white towel — seemingly to indicate to soldiers that he meant no harm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The Only Democracy in the Middle East" where innocent Palestinians get assassinated in the prime of their lives.

GIVE ME A BREAK, HERE!!

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