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Mar 21 05:14

REBELLION: Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and STATES Spring Up Across the Country

Sanctuary cities aren’t just for immigrants anymore.

A growing number of states, counties, cities, and towns are declaring themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” and are refusing to enforce gun-control laws that infringe on the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

While adopting ordinances and resolutions to defy gun laws isn’t a new tactic, momentum is rapidly building – likely in response to increasing calls for more gun control at state and federal levels.

Sheriffs in several states say they will NOT enforce gun control laws.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/20/colorado-ag-sheriffs-won...

https://www.westword.com/news/after-2018-midterms-prominent-democratic...

Mar 21 05:08

Colorado AG: Sheriffs Who Will Not Enforce Gun Confiscation ‘Should Resign’

Democrat lawmakers are pushing a red flag law that will allow a court to issue confiscatory order empowering police to go to a gun owner’s home and take away his firearms. As of March 12, 2019, ten Colorado counties had declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” to signal that they would support their sheriffs in refusing to enforce the confiscation law.

Mar 21 05:06

Led by a Desire to Help the World, Jewish Politicians Take Charge in Colorado

Phil Weiser wants ALL Sheriffs who wont enforce Unconstitutional laws
to resign. We are headed for War! Thanks to these Bolsheviks.

As Democrats swept to power in Colorado this fall, many national headlines focused on Jared Polis becoming America's first openly gay governor as a point of increased diversity in the Centennial State. Joe Neguse's election as Colorado's first African-American congressman drew other such headlines.

But what traveled under the radar was the fact that several prominent Jewish candidates, including Polis, Griswold and Attorney General Phil Weiser, are the first Jews elected to constitutional statewide offices in Colorado's history.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/20/colorado-ag-sheriffs-won...

Mar 21 04:24

Attorney Sues SPLC for Destruction of Career

Should be a class action. A veteran, by the way. He was targeted by the SPLC for some kind of wrongthink.
I have to say, though, that conservatives made this very bed they're lying in (I am that other N word, LOL).
With their lisping, muttering mantras of "I'm not racist" and "I'm not anti-semitic". They will die at the hands of these very same people they prostrate themselves before, still apologizing for being White to the last breath. And they will take the rest of us down with them. Conservatives bring an (empty) water pistol to the knife fight. This nonsense of "All men are created equal", and nihilistic pacifism. F*** that.

Mar 20 23:05

Christchurch mosque shootings: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says assault rifles and military-style semi-automatics banned

*does not include .22 or shotgun semi.*

Military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned under stronger new gun laws announced today.

Jacinda Ardern has just revealed the changes in a press conference.

The country's rules around guns have been in the spotlight since last Friday's mosque shootings in Christchurch.

Attorney-General David Parker said over the weekend that semi-automatic guns would be banned and 70,000 people have signed a petition against these types of weapons.

Today it was revealed that Gun City had sold out of the type of rifle used in the terror attack.

Mar 20 11:35

‘Very Worrisome’: Cohen Court Docs Show Police State Surveillance in US Capital

The recent release of hundreds of heavily redacted court records regarding the federal investigation into Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former longtime lawyer, offers a concerning glimpse into the police state atmosphere in the nation's capital, author and journalist Daniel Lazare told Sputnik.

"To me what's really important is that the FBI and the special prosecutor had access to Cohen's emails at a time when he was intimately involved in the Trump administration's inner workings," Lazare told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear on Tuesday.

"Now, we know that the federal prosecutor or the FBI or both had access to [Trump's] closest adviser's personal emails, therefore were scrutinizing… the most intimate communications between [Cohen] and the Oval Office. To me this is very, very dangerous… [a] very worrisome example of the kind of police state atmosphere that we increasingly seem to have in Washington."

Mar 20 11:08

BLOOMBERG’S ARMSMAKER-FUNDED COLUMNIST WANTS YOU TO KNOW: MILITARY SPENDING IS WOKE

Progressives are told to love the Pentagon budget (Bloomberg, 3/17/19) by a pundit whose connection to the military/industrial complex isn’t disclosed.

You may not know it, but bloated Pentagon budgets are actually “progressive.” Or so says a recent opinion piece in Bloomberg News (3/17/19), “Progressives Should Learn to Love the Pentagon Budget,” by Hal Brands.

Bloomberg identifies Brands as the “Henry Kissinger Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.” “Kissinger” is ominous enough, but surely Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments is some innocuous, wonky academic institution, no?

In a piece explicitly defending bloated military budgets, however, perhaps it would be useful to know what exactly the “Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments” is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

and of course, they have our Merchant of Death in Chief, AKA President Trump in power at this time, advocating for wars, and more wars, as he believes "war is good for business."

Mr. President, I would politely suggest that war is always to fatten the wallets of the already monied; it is the people at the bottom of your pyramid who get well and thoroughly gouged, physically and emotionally, in wartime.

"You're selling us war... but we're just not buying
You've got your "talking heads" all queued, but we know... they're lying
How many more will you condemn to dying?!?
You can't justify this war,
so just stop trying!"

Courtesy of Claire Karst Rivero, "You're selling us war...", from
http://melophilia.net/pop_music.html

Mar 20 10:33

U.S. MERCENARIES ARRESTED IN HAITI WERE PART OF A HALF-BAKED SCHEME TO MOVE $80 MILLION FOR EMBATTLED PRESIDENT

MOST OF THE Americans arrived in Port-au-Prince from the U.S. by private jet early on the morning of February 16. They’d packed the eight-passenger charter plane with a stockpile of semiautomatic rifles, handguns, Kevlar bulletproof vests, and knives. Most had been paid already: $10,000 each up front, with another $20,000 promised to each man after they finished the job.

A trio of politically connected Haitians greeted the Americans when their plane landed around 5 a.m. An aide to embattled Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and two other regime-friendly Haitians whisked them through the country’s biggest airport, avoiding customs and immigration agents, who had not yet reported for work.

It was too good a deal for the band of semi-employed military veterans and security contractors to turn down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

these men are lucky that they escaped with their lives, considering the current tone and timbre of Haitian politics right now.

Looks like this op went "mammary glands up", and in a very spectacular way.

Mar 20 10:29

RON PAUL: IS TRUMP REALLY ABOUT TO ATTACK VENEZUELA?

Last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered the last of the US diplomats out of Venezuela, saying their presence was a “constraint” on US policy toward the country. The wording seemed intended to convey the idea that the US is about to launch military action to place a Washington-backed, self-appointed politician to the presidency. Was it just bluster, designed to intimidate? Or is the Trump Administration really about to invade another country that has neither attacked nor threatened the United States?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get amazingly ugly, in light of the fact the Russia has said that it will "protect its interests in Venezuela", which was a non-subtle way of Putin promising that if US military goes in with a decap strike against Caracas, they will be met, force for force.

Mr. President, President Putin is a guy who keeps his promises, and were I you, I would not want to second guess him on this.

War with Russia over Venezuela's proven oil reserves?!? Right now, if I were a betting woman, I would not bet against it.

I would like to hope that there is an adult in the bowels of power in DC who has the horse-sense to talk President Trump out of such an action; unfortunately, however, the people around him right now, including Pompeo and Bolton, those recycled neocons who never saw a potential war in which they didn't want the US to engage, want this to move forward.

Mr. President, please; this fight, between the US and Russia over Venezuela's oil, could be catastrophic, and put the US economy into even more of a tailspin than it already is; and Mr. President, every economist I have read, indicates that we are headed into a recession about which you will not be able to do much.

Please consider that, as you and your minions march into the coming election cycle in 2020.

Mar 20 10:17

NEW ZEALAND'S DOMESTIC SPIES, OBSESSED WITH ILLEGALLY SURVEILLING ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS, MISSED A HEAVILY ARMED RIGHT-WING TERRORIST

New Zealand is one of the Five Eyes countries (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, NZ) who collaborate on mass surveillance, and it has a notoriously off-leash, invasive surveillance apparatus that has been caught spying on NZ Greenpeace, the NZ Green Party, the Mana Movements and anti-TPP activists; the state was also caught giving private corporate spies access to its national surveillance data to help them hunt down and neutralize activists; unsurprisingly, the NZ police also abused these records, accessing them without a warrant on thousands of occasions (NZ also recruited the NSA to spy on kiwi activists).

Notably, despite all this surveillance, the NZ security services was either unaware of the white supremacist terrorist who murdered 49 people last week; or did not judge him to be a threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, and there are many things about President Trump that I have come to thoroughly revile, but as far as I can tell, at least at this point, racism isn't one of them.

The spewers of this codswallop cannot say something like this without concrete proof; and I have to ask, where is the proof that Donald Trump is giving a pass to right -wing extremists?

To the writers at Boing Boing; why was someone terrified to put their name to this article, before publishing, to make it appear that it was written by That Greek, Anonymous?!?

I mean, when you are proud of your work, you want the world to see it; so why publish anonymously, if you know you have the hard facts on your side?!?
And if you have the facts on your side, why not publish them?!?

And guys at 5 eyes; in case you don't already know it, I am a Christian Pacifist activist, very active a local faith community. I never advocate violence, and condemn its use.

I am very much for the US resolving its geopolitical problems through honorable, hard-won negotiations rather than through war.

I want to see this country growing stronger in handling its moral responsibilities as a world leader; a better place to raise a family, and a wonderful place to live, learn, and to work.

Does that make me an extremist in the eyes of the people who wrote this? Probably yes; and the ironic thing is, I am the absolute polar opposite of the true definition of that word as I can be.

Mar 20 09:56

COVERT CHEMICAL WARFARE: 100,000 DEATHS A YEAR

Medical News Today reports that, in 2011, there was a modest uptick in the number of prescriptions written in the US.

The increase brought the total to: 4.02 billion.

Yes, in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America.

That’s an average of roughly 13 prescriptions for each man, woman, and child.

That’s about one new prescription every month for every American.

The Medical News Today article concluded, “…the industry should be heartened by the growth of the number of prescriptions and spending.” Yes, I’m sure the drug industry is popping champagne corks.

We’re talking about prescriptions here. We’re not talking about the number of pills Americans took. We’re also not counting over-the-counter drugs or vaccine shots.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are astronomical; but of course, please be aware that many times, a Doctor is compensated for prescribing certain drugs, even if they do not really contribute to the health of the patient, bot only to the financial health of the prescribor.

Mar 20 09:49

KARADZIC SENTENCE INCREASED TO LIFE FOR BOSNIA GENOCIDE: UN

United Nations judges have ordered former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to spend the rest of his life in prison for genocide and war crimes, increasing his original sentence of 40 years.

Karadzic, 73, was convicted in 2016 for the July 1995 Srebrenica massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces. He was also found guilty of leading a campaign of ethnic cleansing that drove Croats and Muslims out of Serb-claimed areas of Bosnia.

A panel of appeals judges in The Hague "imposes a sentence of life imprisonment" after rejecting Karadzic's appeal against his original 2016 conviction, head judge Vagn Joensen said on Wednesday.

Judges at the original trial "underestimated the extreme gravity of Karadzic's responsibility for the most grave crimes committed during the period of conflict, noted for their sheer scale and systematic cruelty", Vagn Joensen said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that the man understands how lucky he was, in light of the reality that the UN court judges do not ever use the death penalty. The Death Penalty and International Law

Mar 20 09:43

SAUDI STUDENTS IN US COMPLAIN OF THREATS, INTIMIDATION BY MBS

All the students interviewed for the story said that the government under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, known also as MBS, makes a point of ensuring that students studying abroad under the kingdom’s scholarship programme know that they are being watched.

As many as 60,000 Saudi students are said to be currently studying in the US and nearly 40,000 have scholarships from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education that provide full tuition, health insurance and a monthly stipend.

Spying on students, which is said to have increased under MBS, is said to be having a chilling effect. “Every Saudi student in the US is too scared to have an opinion, even in our own hangouts. No one can criticize the government … and there’s no second chance. If they take away your scholarship, that’s it,” said Abdulrahman Al-Mutairy, an outspoken student at the University of San Diego.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, of course, perfectly expectable behaviour from the Butcher of Yemen and his minions.

Mar 20 09:40

US government uses several clandestine shelters to detain immigrant children

The federal government is relying on secret shelters to hold unaccompanied minors, in possible violation of the long-standing rules for the care of immigrant children, a Reveal investigation has found.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement, the government agency that cares for unaccompanied minors, has never made the shelters’ existence public or even disclosed them to the minors’ own attorneys in a landmark class-action case.

It remains unclear how many total sites are under operation, but there are at least five in Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia, holding at least 16 boys and girls for the refugee agency, some as young as 9 years old.

Mar 20 09:35

US AND SOROS TAKE STAB AT THAI ELECTIONS

Western regime change efforts have intensified ahead of upcoming elections in Thailand. Opposition groups attempting to take power and remove Thailand’s powerful, independent military from Thai politics have received extensive, well-documented funding and political support from Washington, London, Brussels, and Western corporate foundations, including the most notorious of all – George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF).

One such front – Human Rights Watch (HRW) – has recently released a report condemning upcoming elections as undermining the “right to vote.”

To understand Soros-funded propaganda published by HRW, one must first understand why Thailand has been targeted for regime change in the first place.

Why Thailand?

The Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand serves as a pivotal regional hub economically and geopolitically. It has the second largest economy in ASEAN and remains the only Southeast Asian state to have avoided Western colonization.

Mar 20 09:32

US to ICC – We Will Break Your Legs

Well, not exactly like that, but in a way, yes. Now, finally, ‘the gloves are off’. The US is openly threatening the historically timid ICC (International Criminal Court) and its judges. And unexpectedly, the ICC is hitting back. It refuses to shut up, to kneel, and to beg for mercy.

Suddenly, even the Western mass media outlets cannot conceal the aggressive mafia-style outbursts of the US government officials. On March 15, Reuters reported:

The United States will withdraw or deny visas to any International Criminal Court personnel investigating possible war crimes by U.S. forces or allies in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

The court, which sits in The Hague, responded that it was an independent and impartial institution and would continue to do its work “undeterred” by Washington’s actions.

Mar 20 08:55

Christchurch mosque attacks: Masterton woman arrested for Facebook post after mosque shooting

A Wairarapa woman was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial disharmony after a hateful message was posted to her Facebook page in response to the Christchurch shootings.

The offence falls under the Human Rights Act and carries a maximum penalty of three months' imprisonment or a $7000 fine.

Police say a decision is still to be made about whether the woman will be charged and put before the court, or face an alternative resolution.

The Times-Age believes the woman is a parent to a child at a Masterton primary school, and parents complained to the principal and the police.

Senior Sergeant Jennifer Hansen said the Facebook post "upset a number of people because it referred to the events in Christchurch".

Mar 20 08:54

Christchurch mosque shootings: Philip Neville Arps in custody for allegedly sharing footage of shooting

A Christchurch businessman has appeared in court on charges of distributing footage of one of the mosque shootings.

Philip Neville Arps, 44, had his application for bail declined when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

He was remanded in custody until his next appearance on April 15.

Arps, who runs an insulation business, faced two charges of distributing the livestream "of the multiple murder victims at the Deans Ave Mosque".

Mar 19 19:30

Feminism: Satan's Plan to Destroy Your Family

The title of this article alone will probably deter most feminists and their supporters from reading further, but my job is to provide the facts, not make people read and understand them. As the title suggests, feminism is a design of Satan for the express purpose of destroying families, and the destruction of the family has been one of the key foundations in building a communist nation in the U.S.

Mar 19 19:27

THE HORROR I WITNESSED INSIDE THE WOMEN’S “LIBERATION” MOVEMENT. MARXIST FEMINISM’S RUINED LIVES

“Why are we here today?” she asked.
“To make revolution,” they answered.
“What kind of revolution?” she replied.
“The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
“And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.
“By destroying the American family!” they answered.
“How do we destroy the family?” she came back.
“By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
“And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied.
“By taking away his power!”
“How do we do that?”
“By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
“How can we destroy monogamy?”

Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears. Was I on planet earth? Who were these people?

“By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.

Mar 19 15:58

Empire of Absurdity: Recycled Neocons, Recycled Enemies

There are times when I wish that the United States would just drop the charade and declare itself a global empire. As a veteran of two imperial wars, a witness to the dark underside of America’s empire-denial, I’ve grown tired of the equivocation and denials from senior policymakers. The U.S. can’t be an empire, we’re told, because – unlike the Brits and Romans – America doesn’t annex territories outright, and our school children don’t color its colonies in red-white-and-blue on cute educational maps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is a simple formula, to which the US government adheres quite rigidly, even though few are really paying attention, because this is the last gasp of the US empire in decline.

Demonize the leadership of the country whose resources you want to expatriate; create regime change to a more US-centric government; insure that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

Wash; rinse; repeat.

But the problems with empires which are about to dissolve, is that the people making these decisions seem to get recycled again and again; John Bolton, as President Trump's Security advisor, was a recklessly horrific choice. Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State has NEVER met a specific war he didn't want to see unjoined by US forces.

And the outcome of all these military misadventures has been the following;

The complete destruction of Iraq, in order to expropriate its oil production
The coming destruction of Afghanistan, for its oil pipelines and its opium
The complete destruction of Libya, where there is a massive military and civil war happening
The coming destruction of Yemen, to make the Saudis and Israelis happy.

These people refuse to see, or understand that, at that moment in our military's history, our military doesn't have the weaponry; the money; troop strength, or manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia and/or China.

Mar 19 15:43

Top US General Denies Plans to Leave 1,000 Troops in Syria

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford issued a statement Monday denying weekend media reports that the US plans to leave around 1,000 troops in Syria, saying the reports are “factually incorrect.”

Dunford presented the current planned “residual force” as 200, saying that this hadn’t changed since February. The US announced 200 would stay on February 21, but on February 22 officially increased that number to 400.

It’s not clear from Dunford’s statement where the “incorrect” aspect of the new report, which came out of a Wall Street Journal, exists. That report suggested that the 1,000 figure was not yet finalized, but was being discussed. Dunford’s comments didn’t include any details on what is actually being discussed, but just that nothing was finalized.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the multiple troop numbers being given, are simply a way of creating confusion about how many US troops the US does have in Syria.

Mar 19 15:38

Jury Finds Bayer’s Roundup Weedkiller Caused Man’s Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO—A jury found that a man developed cancer from exposure to Roundup weedkiller he used in his yard, in the second case to go to trial over the alleged harms of the popular Bayer AG BAYRY 2.50% product.

The six-person jury in U.S. District Court in San Francisco now is set to begin hearing evidence to separately weigh whether Bayer’s Monsanto unit should be held liable, a decision that could bring substantial financial damages against the company.

The initial verdict marks another setback for Bayer, which has come under intense pressure since a jury in August reached a $289.2 million verdict in the first case over the weedkiller to go to trial. That verdict came down soon after Bayer finalized its acquisition of Monsanto Co.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And now that the jury has made this decision, what is going to happen to the CEOs who knew this stuff was toxic, but let it kept being sold?!?

I would very much like to suggest that those individuals guilty of this wind up doing some real jail time, as an example of what could happen to CEOS in the future, who may be even thinking about doing something similar to this.

Mar 19 15:31

Peter Schiff: “We’re Not Borrowing Ourselves Rich, We’re Borrowing Ourselves BROKE!” Mac Slavo

Peter Schiff, the CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., has said that we, as Americans, are not “borrowing ourselves rich” as the majority believes. In fact, as with all borrowing, it’s only making us broke.

Schiff hasn’t minced words much and he continues to say that the upcoming recession is a “done deal.” Schiff also implores us to not be fooled by the optimism in the media surrounding events such as the trade war and a stock market rally. Neither will prevent the coming recession. Our debt load has ensured we will live through another Great Depression. And this next one will be much worse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The one positive thing you can do for yourself, is to get credit card balances down as quickly as possible; we may see several rate hikes on American debt before this year is through.

Mar 19 15:29

Food Supply Alert: Rooster Tests POSITIVE For Deadly Contagious Disease In Northern CaliforniaMac Slavo

A rooster in Redwood City (the Bay Area of California) has tested positive for Newcastle disease. The virus is deadly and known to kill chickens by the flock, disrupting the food supply which is already perched precariously in this volatile economy.

This outbreak is so worrisome that the San Mateo County Fair canceled its upcoming poultry show out of an abundance of caution. Usually, about 250 people show chickens at the June event and it’s popular with children who participate in 4-H activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This culling will definitely mean higher prices at the grocery store also.

Mar 19 15:27

Trade War CONTINUES To Cause SEVERE PAIN As Bankruptcies SurgeMac Slavo

As the trade war continues to rage on, it is causing severe pain in the United States’ economy. Bankruptcies are surging and are way past the level seen before the last recession.

Farmers all across the country are going bankrupt at an astounding rate. Now, over half of all farms in the U.S. are now losing money and there doesn’t appear to be any relief coming down the pipes. According to a report by Zero Hedge, bankruptcies in three regions covering major farm states last year rose to the highest level in at least 10 years.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, had double the bankruptcies in 2018 compared with 2008. In the Eighth Circuit, which includes states from North Dakota to Arkansas, bankruptcies swelled 96%. The 10th Circuit, which covers Kansas and other states, last year had 59% more bankruptcies than a decade earlier. –Zero Hedge

All of these bankruptcies affect every single human being.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prices on food here on Oahu have just jumped viciously, and they were already high before. I don't even know how families with kids are making it, in terms of being able to provide good, wholesome, non-GMO for their families, unless they have some space for an urban garden.

Mar 19 15:18

Toxic Chemical Inferno Threatens Houston Area As Black Plume Extends For Miles

The petrochemical fire that has been raging out of control at an oil storage facility in Deer Park, Texas since Sunday is now impacting the greater Houston area by what's been described as a "plume of thick, black smoke [which] for a third day intensified overnight as pungent fumes pervaded neighborhoods more than 20 miles away," according to Bloomberg and local reports.

The fire which has consumed highly flammable chemical tanks at the Intercontinental Terminals Company oil plant about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Houston remains "uncontrolled" according to local officials.

The petrochemical fire had triggered a "shelter-in-place" warning for area residents on Sunday, who were further advised by Deer Park city officials to close air ventilation systems in their homes and close all windows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were there no safety checks performed at this facility, to keep this kind of thing from happening?!? Where the hell was its President, Bernt A. Netland, when this started?

I have two words for this guy: criminal negligence.

This is just horrific. Kind thoughts for the people who have already been affected, and are actually going to be affected by the magnitude of this fire.

Mar 19 13:23

After Blocking Zero Hedge And Others, NZ Telcos Demand Big-Tech Censorship Surge To "Protect Consumers"

In the wake of last week's terror attacks at two New Zealand mosques which left 50 dead, several websites which either reported on the incident, hosted footage of the attacks, or have simply allowed people to engage in uncensored discussion such as Dissenter or Zero Hedge, have been partially or completely blocked in both New Zealand and Australia for the sake of "protecting consumers," according to the CEOs of three New Zealand telcos.

Mar 19 10:20

Empire of Absurdity: Recycled Neocons, Recycled Enemies

There are times when I wish that the United States would just drop the charade and declare itself a global empire. As a veteran of two imperial wars, a witness to the dark underside of America’s empire-denial, I’ve grown tired of the equivocation and denials from senior policymakers. The U.S. can’t be an empire, we’re told, because – unlike the Brits and Romans – America doesn’t annex territories outright, and our school children don’t color its colonies in red-white-and-blue on cute educational maps.

Mar 19 10:11

Christchurch Massacre Spurs Tech Totalitarians

Needless to say, Journofa/ politicians are demanding more tech censorship following last week’s tragic shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The alleged killer, Brenton Tarrant, appears to have been a frequent 8chan user, he livestreamed his attack on Facebook, and his manifesto was quickly disseminated across a variety of platforms. So they must be shut down: “[T]he tech giants have a more profound responsibility than simply trying to censor offensive material after the event. They need to consider how the openness of their platforms allows the spread and reinforcement of racist hatred and violent ideologies,” editorialized the London Independent. [Tech giants must now use their power to fight racist hate online, The Independent, March 16, 2019]Big Tech censorship, combined with the rise of illiberal Cultural Marxist totalitarianism in the West’s intellectual elites, is the biggest threat to free speech, and immigration patriotism, in America.

Mar 19 09:34

What are they trying to hide? Out of all the violent videos on the ‘net, possessing the NZ mosque shooting video can now get you 10 years in prison

So what is it about this particular shooting that has governments in a total frenzy to terrorize citizens into deleting all the copies they might possess?

Could it be that the attack was, according to this one analysis, carried out by a special ops military team that also carried out the attack on the North Korean embassy in Spain, as reported by Disobedient Media? As Disobedient Media says:

An investigation and analysis by Disobedient Media indicates that Tarrant and the group he worked with likely have professional military connections, are part of the same cell that perpetrated a February 22nd break-in of the North Korean embassy in Spain and potentially have intelligence ties to various agencies that cooperate under the UKUSA Agreement popularly known as Five Eyes (FVEY).

Mar 19 09:21

Government to Pizzeria: You Can Paint a Mural, Just Not One That Features Pizza

In November of last year, local favorite Goody's spruced up the exterior of its Clarendon location with a mural depicting pizza alongside various common toppings, such as mushrooms, tomatoes, and olives. The idea was to "get a little more attention from people walking by," owner Glenda Alverez tells the local news site arlnow.com.

Unfortunately for Alverez and her business, the mural turned out to be against the law. Under Arlington County's sign code, no mural painted on the outside of a business may depict the products sold inside.

Had the pizzeria's mural featured car parts, clothing, or something else that the restaurant doesn't sell, the artwork would likely have escaped the enforcers' notice. Instead, zoning officials promptly notified the business that it was out of compliance and that its exterior would likely have to be repainted. This past week, the mushrooms and olives gave way to a uniform lime green paint job.

Mar 19 09:20

WHILE THE NATION FRAGMENTS SOCIALLY, THE FINANCIAL ARISTOCRACY RULES UNIMPEDED

If there is one central irony in American history, it is this: the citizenry that broke free of the chains of British Monarchy, the citizenry that reckoned everyone was equal before the law, the citizenry that vowed never to be ruled by an aristocracy that controlled the government and finance as a means of self-enrichment, is now so distracted by social fragmentation that the citizenry is blind to their servitude to a new and formidably informal financial aristocracy.

Mar 19 09:13

DESCENT INTO TYRANNY: AUSTRALIAN TELCOS BLOCK ACCESS TO 4CHAN, 8CHAN, ZEROHEDGE, VOAT & LIVELEAK

Several websites including 4chan have been blocked by major Australian telcos for continuing to host footage of the Christchurch terrorist attack.Telstra on Tuesday blocked access to 4chan, 8chan and Voat, the blog Zerohedge and video hosting platform Liveleak.

Mar 18 10:55

Boeing Tumbles On Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval

In the latest blow to both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, the WSJ reported overnight that Federal prosecutors and Department of Transportation officials are scrutinizing the development of Boeing 737 MAX jetliners and in particular its anti-stall (MCAS) system, inquiries described as "unusual" and which come amid probes of regulators' safety approvals of the new plane.

The Seattle Times separately reported that Boeing’s safety analysis of a new flight control system on 737 MAX jets had several crucial flaws.

According to the WSJ, a "grand jury in Washington, D.C., issued a broad subpoena dated March 11 - a day after the Ethiopian Airlines crash a week ago - to at least one person involved in the 737 MAX’s development, seeking related documents, including correspondence, emails and other messages." The subpoena, with a prosecutor from the Justice Department’s criminal division listed as a contact, sought documents to be handed over later this month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Boeing did the unpardonable, in terms of aviation safety; they knew this iteration was both flawed, and that training for pilots woefully inadequate, and yet, they approved its release anyway.

My late dad was an aircraft instrument mechanic; and I always loved to fly, because I thought that every other aircraft instrument mechanic was just as dedicated, and thorough, as my late dad, who would not sign of on an instrument's trustworthiness.

Now, we have a major corporation which appears to have not given a damn whether their aircraft was safe, in order to rake in the profits, at least until something horrendous happened; the Boeing executives who signed off on this, should be brought up on criminal charges.

And here is a companion piece you might find interesting, also from zerohedge.com:

The best analysis of what really happnened with the Boeing 737 from a 737 pilot/software engineer

Mar 18 10:21

"Kicking The Can Down The Road Forever": Nobody In Charge Wants 2019 To Actually Begin

As we crawl towards the end of Q1 it becomes evident that the main theme for 2019, besides appalling far-right violence, is that nobody in charge wants 2019 to actually begin. What do I mean by that? That all we see everywhere is can-kicking rather than decision making.

Mar 18 10:17

US Military Now Planning To Keep 1,000 Troops On The Ground In Syria

President Trump ordered complete US withdrawal in December; in February he said 200 would remain; and now...

The US military is now making plans to keep almost 1,000 troops in Syria, officials said, a shift that comes three months after President Donald Trump ordered a complete withdrawal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing unidentified US officials.

Talks with Turkey, European allies and US-backed Kurdish fighters have so far failed to secure an agreement to create a safe zone in northeastern Syria, part of Trump’s plan for leaving Syria, the Journal said.

The US now plans to keep working with Kurdish fighters in Syria despite Turkish threats to cross the border and attack the Kurds, the US officials said. The proposal may keep as many as 1,000 American forces, spread from the north of Syria to the south, they said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof, if anyone needed it, that President Trump is not at all in charge of US foreign policy when it comes to Syria.

Mar 18 09:16

Police Department Report-Your-Neighbor Apps Proliferate Without Oversight or Community Input

Remember the good ol’ days when just Big Brother kept tabs on what you did and where you went? These days, thanks to the proliferation of report-your-neighbor cellphone apps, a coworker, resentful ex-husband or that woman with the yappy Pomeranian who thinks you take too many photos at the dog park might be using their phone to quietly drop a dime on you. Thus ensuring that your local police department doesn’t miss a chance to decide if your afternoon stroll with Fido warrants further investigation.

Mar 18 08:42

28 MINUTE VIDEO – BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION – YOURS – LESS PROSPERITY, LESS FREEDOM, MORE OPPRESSION, MORE GOVERNMENT!!!

This is one of many outrages going on around the country to destroy quality of life for all but the most wealthy and elite. YOU will live in a dinky $2,500 a month apartment right next to a train and bus route on a busy and noisy thoroughfare where you will be allowed, under close supervision, to eke out a meager living of cramped housing, bland diet with minimal food, a tight budget for water, an uninspired monolithic wardrobe (no MAGA hats), no rights other than what the government allows you, and mediocre medical care so you can SAVE THE PLANET! Socialism is wonderful – isn’t it? Or, maybe it’s just the rich man’s ruse to rip you off – so what else is new? Investigate the U.N.’s Charter, Agenda 21, or Agenda 2030 for some perspective, and remember, the United Nations IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!

Mar 17 10:10

NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For 'Possessing' Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, 'Dissenter' Banned

New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for "knowingly" possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video - and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.

Terrorist Brenton Tarrant used Facebook Live to broadcast the first 17 minutes of his attack on the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Friday - the first of two mosque attacks which left 50 dead and 50 injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is it they do not want you to see or hear?!?

Mar 17 09:27

Facebook Says Removed 1.5 Million Videos of NZ Mosque Shooting in First 24 Hours

The US-based social media giant said Saturday it had also removed all edited versions of the Friday's Christchurch massacre that do not show "graphic content".

Facebook stressed in a statement that the measure was taken "out of respect for the people affected by this tragedy".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Social media is desperately trying to erase anything but the official narrative. It is clear they do not want people looking at the raw data and deciding for themselves what is going on. In New Zealand, it has been declared a criminal offence to download, share or keep a copy of the original live stream video of the sharing.

Something is being hidden.

Mar 17 07:29

Conservative? Hardly. New Zealand mass shooter is a far-Left “eco-fascist” who praised communist China

(Natural News) As usual, the lying mainstream media is busy plastering up fake headlines all over the place about the latest mass shooting incident that took place in New Zealand, describing the alleged shooter as a “Trump-supporting white supremacist” who hates Muslims for being brown. But the guy’s own 1,500-page manifesto, which Big Tech is actively trying to scrub from the web, by the way, tells a much different story.

Far from being a rally-attending apologist for President Donald Trump like the fake media is now claiming, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, the man whom Australian media outlets have named as the shooter, is a self-described “eco-fascist by nature” – meaning he’s a Leftist that’s more aligned with Democrats than Republicans.

Mar 16 13:57

Think ‘We the People’ are close to winning? A conversation 100 years ago might also conclude the US couldn’t possibly get more corrupt without public awakening…

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that? – Stupid.” ~ Arthur Sylvester, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1965, at a Vietnam press meeting as reported by William M. Hammond Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War, 1998.

“The bankers will favor a course of special legislation to increase their power…They will never cease to ask for more, …so long as there is more that can be wrung from the toiling masses of the American People…The struggle with this money power has been going on from the beginning of the history of this country.”
~ Peter Cooper, letter to President Hayes, June 1, 1877.

Mar 16 09:51

U.S. AIR FORCE NUCLEAR-CAPABLE BOMBERS HEAD TO EUROPE

The U.S. has sent nuclear-capable Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers to the United Kingdom for strategic missions in Europe.

A "Bomber Task Force" arrived at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford on Thursday from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Africa (USAFE) said in a press release.

"The deployment also includes joint and allied training in the U.S. European Command theater to improve bomber interoperability. Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges," the statement read.

According to Gloucestershire Live, two B-52s arrived at RAF Fairford on Thursday with more expected Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big question I would have on this deployment, is why now?!?

Mar 16 09:48

TOP US GENERAL SUPPORTS PRE-EMPTIVE NUCLEAR FIRST STRIKE

With the world’s largest, most destructive arsenal of nuclear weapons, the United States poses an enormous risk not just to peace, but to the survival of much of the human race. That’s only a problem, of course, if the US starts using that arsenal.

Which is where formal US nuclear doctrine would come in. There have been debates for decades on whether the US should adopt a “no first use” policy, officially ruling out the idea that the US would launch a nuclear attack without first being attacked with a nuclear weapon.

Morally, this ought to be obvious, but every attempt to adopt such a policy has been opposed, with Joint Chiefs commander Gen. Joe Dunford the latest to come out against the idea, saying promising not to nuke other nations in a first strike would “simplify an adversary’s decision-making.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the problem, of course, is that Dunford was unable to articulate those scenarios, where this should be "OK" for a US President to command to have done.

There has to be a very clear articulation of when the US would be justified in doing so; that did not happen, in General Dunford's statements.

Mar 16 09:44

PENTAGON TO TEST LONG-RANGE MISSILES PREVIOUSLY BANNED UNDER FALTERING INF

Pentagon officials announced plans this week to move forward with flight tests of two medium to long range missile types previously banned under the Reagan era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) which both Washington and Moscow recently declared they have effectively pulled out of. The tests of the long-banned ground-launched cruise missiles would mark an ultimate point of no return for the fast faltering landmark 1987 treaty.

The tests are expected to begin in August, the point at which the US and Russia agree the INF is set to finally terminate, which would be the death knell of the over three decade treaty which successfully kept missile build up out of Europe at the tail end of the Cold War and after.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by this development.

Mar 16 09:42

LIBYA'S "GADDAFI 2.0" EYES MILITARY TAKEOVER OF TRIPOLI, COULD RATTLE GLOBAL OIL MARKETS

Libya is coming apart again — though of course it was never put back together in the first place after NATO's regime change war to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 in the first place. Since then it's been a jihadist wasteland of three, or at times up to four, competing governments vying for control of land and resources.

And now, as Bloomberg reports this week "Libya’s most powerful warlord has his sights on the capital" of Tripoli and "even his international backers are nervous." Who are Khalifa Haftar's international backers? He was for a couple decades believed to be on the CIA's payroll while living in suburban Virginia outside Washington, D.C. in exile during Gaddafi's rule. He's also financed by the UAE and quickly emerged as a main player collecting the spoils in the aftermath of the US-French-NATO bombing campaign in support of the rebels.

Bloomberg reports the growing alarm of his international backers:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sorry, but the US/NATO intervention in Libya, which saw Gaddafi assassinated, has brought this situation upon their own heads.

But somehow or another, they are going to need to learn about, and cope with, what this man plans.

But here's the thing; what ... if he plans a deal with, for example, Iran, Russia, or China, regarding Libya's oil, and a safe, secure way to get it piped or shipped to friendly countries?!?

And (shudder) not sell Libya's oil for US dollars?!?

What is the West prepared to do then?!?

As Shakespeare once commented, "Aye, there's the rub"!!!

Mar 16 09:34

FEMA CONTRACTOR ARRESTED FOR COCAINE DISTRIBUTION... TO KIDS

SOURCE: JOHN PAUL HAMPSTEAD VIA FREIGHTWAVES.COM

Joseph Lipsey III, CEO of Chattanooga-based transportation companies Lipsey Logistics and Lipsey Trucking, was arrested on Tuesday in Aspen, CO, for distribution of cocaine to a minor, three counts of serving alcohol to a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia, and providing nicotine to minors. Lipsey’s wife Shira and son, Joseph Lipsey IV, were arrested Monday on similar counts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am trying to get my head around this kind of behaviour, by adults who should know better; but apparently, do not.

Mar 16 09:32

HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ADMITS REGISTERED CHILD SEX OFFENDER READ TO KIDS IN DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME

A registered child sex offender has been reading to children at Houston Public Library as part of its Drag Queen Storytime.

A group called Mass Resistance, which has been trying to put an end to the program, contacted KHOU about the child sex offender.

Mass Resistance claims it had been asking the City of Houston for months to disclose information about the drag queens, and when requests went unanswered, they did their own digging and made the shocking link.

A media spokesperson for the library confirmed one of the program’s drag queens, Tatiana Mala Nina, is Alberto Garza, a 32-year-old child sex offender. In 2008, he was convicted of assaulting an 8-year-old boy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THOSE PEOPLE HIRING FOR THIS CHILDREN'S EVENT

Mar 16 09:30

CIA BLAMES ITS PROXY FOR ITS RAID ON NORTH KOREA'S EMBASSY IN SPAIN

The CIA is the main suspect in the military style raid on the North Korean embassy in Madrid. It now launched a somewhat hapless effort to deflect from it. The Spanish report in which Spanish government sources accuse the CIA said:

At least two of the 10 assailants who broke into the embassy and interrogated diplomatic staff have been identified and have connections to the US intelligence agency. The CIA has denied any involvement but government sources say their response was “unconvincing.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the US government's Department of "You Can't Make This S*it Up"!!

Mar 16 08:44

Washington Accuses Huawei of Activities US Was Busted for by Snowden

The Trump administration has made it clear to Berlin that if it did not bar Huawei Technologies Co. from building Germany's 5G next-generation mobile networks, Washington would limit the country's access to US intelligence. Speaking to Sputnik, Patrick Berger, a spokesman for Huawei's German branch, commented on the US' campaign against the firm.

On 11 March, The Wall Street Journal reported that US Ambassador to Germany Richard A. Grenell had written a letter to German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, warning him about the potential negative consequences of using Huawei equipment.

However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel responded that Berlin would observe its own security standards.

"Security, particularly when it comes to the expansion of the 5G network, but also elsewhere in the digital area, is a very important concern for the German government, so we are defining our standards for ourselves," the chancellor emphasised.

Mar 15 16:21

Pompeo Tells Senators They Don't "Truly Care About Yemeni Lives" After Vote

This week the Senate voted to cease and desist US military cooperation with allies Saudi Arabia and UAE in waging the war in Yemen, which according to the United Nations has created one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent history. The Wednesday vote was was 54 to 46, including seven Republicans voting with the Democrats.

The “war powers” legislation has been widely seen as a direct rebuke of Trump's foreign policy amid broader pushback over his defense of Saudi Arabia in the wake of last year's Jamal Khashoggi killing at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. The invocation of the War Powers Act of 1973 expressly prohibits US military action not previously approved by Congress.

A House vote is expected soon, which would require President Trump to immediately withdraw American military support from the Saudi-led coalition. Trump said in December he would veto the Senate resolution if it ever reached his desk, which now appears likely.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Secretary Pompeo, I am sorry, but you just jumped the shark, with these accusations against Congress.

IT is the US government who considers every dead infant, child, woman, or medically fragile person "collateral damage here, and there is utterly no way to describe what is happening, as anything less than genocide, coupled with the US/Saudi commission of war crimes.

Secretary, please understand something here; many of my brother and sister Americans understand what is going on , and condemn it, but feel that they have no real voice in this issue.

And that is something, sir, I would suggest that you think about as the 2020 Presidential race comes into.

There is one aspect to President Trump's administration that concerns me greatly, so there is a question I need to ask; why does he seem at his greatest comfort level, when he is around bullies?

His BFFs in the Middle East are the Butcher of Yemen, Prince Bin Salman, and the Butcher of Gaza,and Bibi Netanyahu; and the people with whom he surrounds himself,, are also bullies, sir, and the hard reality is, John Bolton, apparently never saw a potential war you didn't want the US to fight.

Right now, our military is suffering from very short staffing; the weaponry they get from your "good Buds" in the military/industrial complex, is shoddy, sometimes obsolete upon delivery; and the cost over-estimates are wicked.

What's wrong with this picture, Secretary Pompeo?!?

Everything, sir.

Mar 15 12:52

Johnstone: "BREAKING - Everyone Who Opposes War Is A Russian Anti-Semite"

In order to appease the internet censors, today’s Caitlin Johnstone article has been replaced with a breaking report from the National News Conglomerate. NNC: Obey.

Washington, D.C. (NNC)? - ?Following the publication of the results of a groundbreaking new study this week, experts are now reporting that every single person who questions western military interventionism is both an antisemitic bigot and a Russian national.

Research analyst Les Overton is a senior fellow at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Democracy (ASPCD), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank whose motives we can only assume are perfectly truthful and unbiased. He told NNC that the ASPCD’s research clearly shows that the rate of correlation between an individual opposing western foreign policy, harboring a virulent hatred of Jewish people, and being a citizen of the Russian Federation is “at least a hundred percent, if not more.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; were they "push polling", where if you look at the breadth and depth of a particular zip code to get precisely the answers they want, or are they polling the criminally insane.

I for one, as a Christian Pacifist activist, refuse to be labeled by people who utterly do NOT have any respect for the American people, and are most likely owned by the military/industrial complex

Mar 15 12:40

Timoshenko reveals huge election rigging plot by Poroshenko’s team to EU envoyMore:http://tass.com/world/1048677?_ga=2.217488598.1710591062.1552539984-363929275.1477368173

KIEV, March 14. /TASS/. Yulia Timoshenko, leader of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party and a Ukrainian presidential contender, informed EU ambassador to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli about an extensive scheme by incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko’s team to rig the upcoming presidential vote.

"Today, I met with the head of the EU delegation to Ukraine, Hugues Mingarelli. I informed the ambassador about the way the election campaign is unfolding and, primarily, about the large-scale fraud that incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko’s team is organizing and carrying out," presidential candidate Timoshenko wrote on her Facebook page. She emphasized that what is happening now with the elections is "incompatible with democracy".

Ambassador Mingarelli emphasized that the Ukrainian elections must be "fair, free and conducted in accordance with global democratic standards".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After engineering "regime change" in Ukraine Obama admits having brokered the deal for "regime change" in Ukraine, one has to wonder; is President Obama experiencing any kind of "regime Change regrets", seeing how unglued this government and leadership has become?!?

Oh, and has President Obama really aware that most of the best posts in Ukraine government and military, are handled by Neo-Nazis?!?

His regime change in Ukraine can now be rightfully described as one of the worst "epic fails" of his tenure as President.

Mar 15 11:49

US AIRSTRIKE WIPES OUT ALLIED AFGHAN BASE IN 'FRIENDLY FIRE' INCIDENT

In the latest bizarre story to come out of the US "endless war" in Afghanistan, American warplanes obliterated an allied Afghan military post in an act of "self defense" on Wednesday.

The incident took place in the tribal Uruzgan province of south-central Afghanistan and reportedly began when a joint convoy of US troops and Afghan Special Forces came under fire by another unit of Afghan ground troops in what appears a major instance of accidental friendly fire resulting in a devastating two dozen total casualties on the Afghan side.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a "Jean Luc Picard "facepalm", at warp speed, upon reading this; why, in the name of heaven, has our military, on both the intelligence and operations levels, devolved to "the gang that can't shoot straight"?!?!

This is absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Mar 15 11:46

HOW THE SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM IS COMING TO AMERICA

THE MOST FRIGHTENING PART? THAT SYSTEM IS COMING HERE. SOON.

While most Americans have scarcely noticed their descent into a police state, they are quick to dismiss the idea that such a system could be implemented in the land they still perceive to be free. However, all the moving parts are in place in the United States. They only need to come together to form the Social Credit System here.

And they are coming together.

Social media is one important method of judging “social scores.” This is mainly because of the willful posting of social media users on virtually every aspect of their lives. This data is extremely useful to governments who monitor and store the information acquired freely by users who give away the most personal and intimate details of their lives and do so without charge.

THE SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM GOES ALONG WITH THE MOVE TO A CASHLESS SOCIETY.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is no "accident" that in the US, the very dark media controllers is that ugly triumverate of Google, Facebook, and Twitter, which function, rather well, as the 4th arm of American government; so now we have the Executive Branch; the Judicial Branch; the Congressional Branch, and the Surveillance Branch, as they have evolved to be.

And using personal data without your consent?!? That, my friends, is the tip of the iceberg; or the tip of the Zuckerberg, if you catch my drift.

Mar 15 11:19

ANTI-GUNNERS WIN CASE TO POTENTIALLY BANKRUPT GUN MANUFACTURERS IN THE COURT ROOM

OURCE: BIGLEAGUEPOLITICS.COM
On March 14, 2019 the Connecticut Supreme Court sided with anti-gun interests by giving the green-light for a lawsuit against companies that manufactured and sold the semi-automatic rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The Sandy Hook victims’ relatives originally sued the gun manufacturer Remington in 2014 for facilitating this shooting.

This recent ruling allows this lawsuit to potentially go to trial, which could legally compel gun companies to turn over internal communications and other sensitive information to anti-gun government agencies.

The court agreed with the lower court judge’s decision to throw out claims that directly challenged the federal law, The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, protecting gun companies from federal litigation. However, the court did allow the case to move forward based on a state law regarding unfair trade practices.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A question which remains unanswered is, was Adam Lanza on prescription drugs at the time of the shooting?!?

There is one story which might make sense here, and that is the following:


Neighbor says Lanza was on meds, links between SSRIs and violence

The article goes on to state:

"As the world continues to search for answers to the senseless violence and police say they are leaving no stone unturned, reports surface on the links between certain psychiatric medications and homicidal violence."

"The Washington Post has reported that a neighbor of Adam Lanza, the suspected shooter in the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings, said that Lanza was on some form of medication. Police have issued search warrants to determine if Lanza was being treated with any drugs prescribed for mental illness.

Police have said that so far a search of the Lanza home has turned up no such medications. The shootings take place as warnings grow louder within the medical profession of dangerous and possibly violent side effects of a class of psychiatric drugs known as SSRIs, "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors." One study from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices has identified 31 drugs that are disproportionately linked with violent behavior."

Of course, this article is not sourced, in terms of which neighbor suggested that this might be the case; but the pharmaceutical industry will never cop to their products creating harm, and I notice, in this article, that there is no mention of a possibility that Lanza might have been on, or was just coming off, prescription medications right before the incident happened. At the time of the autopsy (and we do not know how long after Lanza killed himself), no drugs were found in Lanza's system.

Mar 15 10:17

US ANNOUNCES MORE SUPPORT FOR ‘HEROIC’ WHITE HELMETS IN SYRIA

The Trump administration is doubling down on backing the White Helmets, the self-proclaimed civil defense group with often controversial activity in militant-held areas of Syria, pledging a $5 million donation at a conference.
The contribution was announced by ambassador James Jeffrey, US special envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS) coalition, at the third Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, held in Brussels.

The $5 million will fund both the “vital, life-saving operations” by the White Helmets and the work of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM), a UN body created in late 2016 to investigate – but not prosecute – alleged atrocities in Syria after 2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has President Trump just completely lost his mind, or was he just "not privy" to this decision?!? The world knows that this is a terror organisation, funded and supplied by the US and UK. The evidence here, is clear, incontrovertible, and compelling.

Syrian government lambasts evacuation of White Helmets as 'criminal'

Are the White Helmets terrorists?

White Helmets are Terrorist Auxiliaries

Further extensive of direct collusion between the White Helmets, and Islamic Terrorist Groups

Are White Helmets Terroists?

videos: the White Helmets are terrorists

James Jeffrey and Robert Paladino, do you seriously believe that thinking Americans can neither read, or reason?!? Gentlemen, what the hell is going on here?!?

I am utterly disgusted with both of you, aS this is a continuation of the narrative which has broken down a zillion times, in evaluating the actions of this group.

There is a very solid reason why President Trump has not pulled completely out of Syria, as he told the American people he would; and I do not know under what guise, or cover, he is working, and why they are still there, but they are.

So one has to wonder; are us troops going to be the "sacrificial lambs" for a phoney "false flag" (possibly executed by the White Helmets) which to blame on Hezbollah, or Iran, as the "excuse/justification" for going into Syria, and potentially, Iran, with a full force militarily decap strike?!?

Mar 15 09:53

THERE IS A FEDERAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO FACEBOOK'S DATA-SHARING DEALS

The Eastern District of New York empaneled a Grand Jury into the dirty data dealings of Facebook.

Federal investigators are probing Facebook's data-sharing deals with other companies. A New York grand jury is reported to have subpoenaed “at least two” smartphone makers.

“Both companies had (...) broad access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of its users.”

Oh boy.

It's already been reported that there are ongoing federal investigations, incl. by the Dept of Justice. As we’ve said, we're cooperating w/ investigators and take those probes seriously. We've provided public testimony, answered questions, and pledged that we'll continue to do so https://t.co/v3QkokZq2p

— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) March 14, 2019

From Michael LaForgia, Matthew Rosenberg and Gabriel J.X. Dance at the New York Times:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, Zuck; how does "unprincipled sharing of personal data" feel to you, right about now?!?

I would imagine,perhaps, not so good.

Mar 15 09:49

  SPLC SUDDENLY FIRES CO-FOUNDER OVER "PERSONNEL ISSUE"

Silicon Valley's favorite arbiter of hate, the Southern Poverty Law Center, has fired co-founder Morris Dees and scrubbed his biography from their website, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

The 82-year-old Dees co-founded the Montgomery-based organization in 1971.

Richard Cohen, President of the SPLC, said that Dees' dismissal was effective as of Wednesday, March 13.

"As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world," said Cohen in a statement emailed to the Advertiser. "When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action."

It is unknown what Dees did to warrant his dismissal, but we're guessing it's pretty bad. When the Associated Press reached out to Dees by phone, he said the matter "involved a personnel issue."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may be the "good reason" for Dee's termination; but was it, in fact, the "real reason" for his sudden retirement?!?

It is difficult to know; however, there was a story floating around a couple of days ago which might do well to explain his sudden "fall from grace":

Southern Poverty Law Center Surpassed half-billion dollars in assets, with 121 million parked offshore.

WOW! it sure looks as though this organization never planned on taking up poverty for any of its principals any time soon!!

Mar 15 09:38

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS SPREAD ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

SOURCE: HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE
The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. These products are often reintroduced to the environment and water supply, potentially resulting in the spread of antibiotic resistance. As such, researchers at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering have been studying the development of these potentially harmful and dangerous genes in wastewater treatment processes. Their findings, published in Environmental Science &Technology, indicate that even low concentrations of just a single type of antibiotic leads to resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, how do we, reasonably, stop this, in what appears to be a rapidly evoloving "post antibiotic world"?!?

Mar 15 09:28

US-APPOINTED COUP LEADER JUAN GUAIDÓ AND HIS RIGHT-WING ECONOMIC ADVISERS DRAFTED PLANS TO PRIVATIZE VENEZUELA’S OIL INDUSTRY AND OPEN UP THE OIL-RICH COUNTRY TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS, REUTERS REPORTED.

The international news agency Reuters has confirmed that Venezuela’s US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted a plan to privatize the country’s petroleum industry and open up the oil-rich South American country to foreign corporations.

This privatization scheme will be difficult to implement, however, given the Venezuelan government still remains under the control of its elected leftist president, Nicolás Maduro, and the coup attempt led by the Donald Trump administration has thus far failed.

The Grayzone reported on the opposition’s moves to try to privatize Venezuela’s oil industry immediately after the coup attempt began nearly two months ago, at a time when corporate media outlets were largely ignoring this key detail and instead portraying the conflict as a supposed “humanitarian crisis.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised at this development.

Mar 15 09:21

FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, TWITTER AND SCRIBD SCRAMBLE TO SCRUB NZ SHOOTING EVIDENCE

Facebook, YouTube, Scribd and several other content platforms are scrambling to remove material related to the New Zealand mosque shootings, including footage livestreamed by 28-year-old shooter Brenton Tarrant of Australia, Bloomberg reports.

49 people were killed and dozens injured in attacks on two Christchurch mosques on Thursday - the deadliest of which occurred at the Masjid Al Noor mosque at approximately 1:45 p.m., where the murders of 41 of the 49 people were broadcast over Facebook live and quickly distributed across various platforms.

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It was completely unfortunate that there was no "good person with a gun", who could have potentially stopped this guy in his tracks.

May Prayers and comfort surround those who lost family and friends in this horrific incident.

But one has to wonder: were there some "outside elements" who radicalized Brent Tarrant, or was he on - or trying to get off- some kind of ssri medication?!?

And THAT, my friend, is an issue that none of the corporate presstitutes wants to touch, almost as though it were Kryptonite; the reason, of course, is that drug companies make billions with these kinds of medication, and they don't want the gravy train to stop; not even if it leads to murders or suicides.

SSRI stories.com

Mar 15 08:30

VENEZUELA COUP LEADER’S OIL PLANS REVEALED: GUAIDÓ HOPES TO PRIVATIZE STATE-CONTROLLED INDUSTRY

The international news agency Reuters has confirmed that Venezuela’s US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted a plan to privatize the country’s petroleum industry and open up the oil-rich South American country to foreign corporations.

Mar 15 05:59

How China’s Social Credit System Is Coming To America

Social media, universal basic income, and a cashless society: these are the stepping stones to a dystopian Social Credit System like the one in China.

Mar 14 09:14

BURNING BOOKS AT AMAZON

The Nazis burned books for theatrical effect.

Amazon, the dominant book store in the world, goes one better.

It kills them commercially by taking them out of their “everything” store.

Last week, we interviewed a mother who developed a protocol to treat autistic children which has succeeded in curing – not controlling, curing – the disease in over 500 documented cases. Thousands more have been helped.

However, because she mentions vaccinations has a potential contributing cause to autism and other diseases, her book along with other books and films that discuss this issue, has been removed from Amazon’s shelves with a vague “violation of community standards” claim.

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Mar 14 08:25

People hate competent robots, says study

I don't know what to think about robots anymore.

Last weekend, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that we should be excited about their coming. They should make us happier. It's just the system, she said, that needs a lot of work.

Now, though, I've stumbled into a study that reveals some of humans' more deeply felt anxieties about our new robots overlords.

Mar 13 14:31

Dick’s Goes Soft Again, Pulling (Guns) Out Of 125 Stores

Last year, Dick’s Sporting Goods yanked guns from 10 of it’s stores and prohibited the sale of ‘assault rifles’ across the board after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Now, they’ve made the decision to remove all guns and hunting equipment from 125 of it’s locations. While sales are down, someone is still buying their merchandise. It isn’t us, and it probably isn’t you. Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field & Stream locations are (and have been) off-limits to serious gun owners.

Mar 13 13:13

War Spending (It’s bankrupting America)

Our nation is being preyed upon by a military industrial complex that is propped up by war profiteers, corrupt politicians and foreign governments.

Mar 13 11:52

Bipartisan attacks on the 2nd Amendment

Most politicians must be pressured to stand up for freedom by informed and involved pro-liberty citizens That is why those of us who understand the benefits of liberty must remain vigilant against any attempt to erode respect for our rights, especially the right to defend ourselves against private crime and public tyranny.

Mar 13 11:37

FACT CHECK: It turns out there are almost certainly half a BILLION firearms in the hands of Americans right now… and Dems want to somehow confiscate them all

Democrats tend to play the long game, politically, just like they have with illegal immigration, which has changed American demographics over the course of a single generation. The difference with guns, however, is that owning them is a constitutional right that is gaining in popularity, as evidenced by the sheer numbers of them in circulation, as Democrats move to limit ownership with new laws. -- Confiscating all of them would be an impossibility, not just because a large number of Americans would resist such efforts, but because there are so many in private hands.

Mar 13 11:10

Explosive Lisa Page Testimony: Dossier Timeline Contradictions And DOJ Interference

Testimony provided to Congress from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page reveals contradictions as to when she learned about former British spy Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier, sheds light on the “insurance policy” and exposes the Obama Justice Department’s decision not to charge Hillary Clinton with allegedly violating the Espionage Act.

Page’s testimony, which was delivered behind closed doors last July before a joint task force of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, reveals the internal machinations between senior bureau leadership and the DOJ. Basically, her testimony adds more depth to what happened during the critical months during the FBI’s investigation into President Trump’s election campaign and the bureau’s “Midyear Exam” investigation into Clinton.

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This "screams" guilty of obstruction, and points out, again, that the alleged "justice system, for the monied, means "Just-US!!!!!"

Mar 13 11:02

Trump Wants Half a Billion Dollars to Finance Regime Change in Venezuela

At his Monday press conference, Mike Pompeo said “we’ve asked (Congress to appropriate) up to $500 million…to restore the economy of the Venezuelan nation (sic) (and) help Juan Guaido.”

He failed to explain the ongoing Trump regime coup plot, nor that it’s all about replacing Bolivarian social democracy with US-controlled tyranny – DLT and hardliners surrounding him wanting control over Venezuelan oil, gas, gold, and other valued resources.

It’s what the scourge of imperialism is all about, Guaido an illegitimate US designated puppet, usurper in waiting, traitor to Venezuela and its people, belonging in prison longterm for his highest of high political crimes.

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Too bad Pompeo didn't characterize this as "the International heist of the Century", and said something like,

"Hey, folks this $500 million is just "chump change", to regime change venezuela, and grab its oil assets!; such a deal!!"

After all, Victoria Nuland bragged about how the US spent $5 billion dollars (with a B) to regime change Ukraine!!
United States spent $5 billion on Ukraine anti-government protests.

Mar 13 10:45

We’re edging closer to nuclear war

Like more than a few neighbors, India and Pakistan have a property dispute. Theirs is over Jammu and Kashmir, a former princely state nestled against the Himalayas. India is in control and Pakistan sponsors militant raids under a fig leaf of deniability. Conflicts like these exist around the world. They are a natural consequence of geography and politics. If contending parties arm themselves with nuclear weapons, these regional quarrels will suddenly have apocalyptic potential.

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The United States government is absolutely NOT "the adult in the room" when it walks away from former arms treaties it has signed; in fact, such "walking away" may be construed by other governments, as meaning that there is a rift, and a deep internal conflict and fracture in US governmental policy here in the US, and that may well be the case.

I am a Christian pacifist activist (a Methodist), who wants to see a world ready to walk away from war (ANY war) and work together to solve the hard problems together; and to me, ALL Fundamentalists, even if they be Christian, can be very dangerous to the health of the nations they control, and the health of peace itself.

And in a very clear, sang-froid look at war in general, as Karl Marx once observed, all wars are economic in their origin.

And yes, these wars can be sugar-coated with nationalism, exceptionalism, religion, and the ultimate canard, "defending one's way of life"; but at the end of the day, it's all about the money.

And the unfortunate thing is, the monied, for whose sake these wars are fought, never, themselves, see battle.

Think about that for a moment, please.

Why are we still in Iraq?!? The oil fields, who controls them, and in what currency in which that oil is sold.

Why are we still in Syria?!? The gas and gold, of course, and to insure that these are only for sale with the American dollar.

Why are we still in Afghanistan?!? For the rare earth minerals, oil pipelines, and the opium, and making sure that they are only for sale for AMerican dollars.

Why are we still in Libya?!? The oil, and making sure it is sold in American dollars!

Why are we in Africa?!? To expropriate as much of their natural resources as possible, and make sure that they are only sold in American dollars!!

Folks, is it my fevered imagination, or do you see a pattern here?!?

The process unfolds again and again; demonize; regime change; have US-centric companies manage and extract the resources, and only sell them for American dollars.

Venezuela may be high in the "countries the US government want to regime change" list; but were I a betting woman, I would bet on some kind of scenario involving Syria, Iran, Israel, and Russia, is going to be happening and very soon.

Please remember: The US, Russia and Israel, are all nuclear armed countries.

Mar 13 10:15

The Trump Administration North Korea Policy Isn’t Engagement. It’s Demanding Kim’s Total Surrender

In listening to Special Representative Steve Biegun’s remarks today at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference , which is affectionately known as #Nukefest on Twitter, I couldn't help but wonder what happened to the Biegun who dazzled so many of us Korea watchers just a few weeks ago. For those of us who support diplomacy with North Korea as well as an action-for-action approach in resolving not only the nuclear issue but forging a new relationship with Pyongyang, Biegun’s comments at Stanford University seemed almost heaven sent.

Unfortunately, it seems the administration has changed its tune, despite Biegun’s clever attempt today at spinning the obvious. While we may never know exactly what happened since the Hanoi Summit, the goal posts have clearly been moved on the U.S. side. Specifically, three things have changed that could very well end the current detente on the Korean Peninsula and spawn the resumption of tensions:

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There are appalling, and ironic moments when it appears that President Trump appears to be pathologically incapable of negotiating his way out of a large paper bag intelligently, let alone with a foreign president or dignitary.

And unfortunately, the Hanoi Summit with Kim Jung un, was one of those painful demonstrations of that inability.

In essence, President Trump was asking Kim to relinquish everything, for absolutely nothing on the American side of the equation; and that kind of tone and tactic, particularly for an Asian leader, is utterly impossible to stomach.

Just how Trump got turned, and why, we will never know; but this was a flat, abject failure on the part of this administration; and the damnable thing was, if Trump had given just a little, just something North Korea could have accepted as real, and followed through on it, we could be looking at the official end of the Korean war, and true reunification of both Koreas.

Look for more warmongering in Asia, against both China and North Korea, now that negotiations with the North Koreans have gone "mammary glands up".

Mar 13 10:00

Critics Say Anti-Semitism Bill Infringes On 1st Amendment By Banning Criticism Of Israel

Critics of a Florida House bill that aims to crack down on anti-Semitism say the legislation is too narrow because it fails to address other forms of xenophobia and hate crimes, and that it violates the First Amendment by criminalizing legitimate criticisms of the State of Israel.

HB 741, which would specify that the term “religion” include anti-Semitism for purposes of the hate crime statute, among other things, passed unanimously in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday morning.

The bill is sponsored by Representatives Randy Fine (R-Brevard County), who is Jewish, and Michael Caruso (R-Delray Beach). The cosponsors are Representatives Jason Fischer (R-Jacksonville), Chip LaMarca (R-Lighthouse Point) and Spencer Roach (R-North Fort Myers).

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IF this gets passed by the Florida legislature, I hope that there is a counter-argument, all the way up to the Supreme Court, that this absolutely is a First Amendment issue, and needs to be trounced on its head.

To say that one cannot legitimately criticize the government of Israel, is a clear violation of the First Amendment.

Mar 13 09:59

Civil liberties under threat in Macron's France, says rights watchdog

The heavy-handed policing of anti-government “yellow vest” demonstrations, during which thousands of protesters have been arrested and many wounded, reflects a steady erosion of civil liberties in France, the country’s human rights watchdog said.

Mar 13 09:56

Pompeo: All Constraint on Action in Venezuela Is Lifted - Abrams: Option of attacking Venezuela is always on the table

With Venezuela’s government ordering the withdrawal of the last of US embassy personnel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to spin it as a positive for the continued efforts to impose regime change there.

Pompeo said that “time is drawing short” for Venezuela, while saying the presence of a US embassy had been a “constraint on US policy,” and one that no longer exists now that the staff is being recalled.

Exactly what this will mean from a policy standpoint is unclear, though clearly the administration wants to keep reminding everybody that military intervention is possible Elliot Abrams confirmed this in his own comments, saying that the option to attack Venezuela will always remain on the table.

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Translation from Pompeoese into English: "The clock is already running, with an attack plan well formulated for at least the last month."

But the question I hope (and pray) is getting everyone in the Bowels of Power a little nervous in DC is, what is Putin prepared to do to protect Russian investments in Venezuela, which are numerous, and worth a lot of money?!?

Is the US civilian and military leadership seriously ready to take on the Russian militarily in an actual fight to control Venezuela's oil resources?!?

Because if the US State Department, the Pentagon, and Congressional officials haven't considered a scenario where the Russians are ready to wade into the fray, to protect Maduro and their investments, they have not thought this through all the way, at all.

They also need to remember that although the American military is quite good at fighting in desert environments, it is not (yet) that great with fighting in jungle environments; and Venezuela has a ton of jungle.

And here isa companion piece to which I think we need to be paying attention:

the US government presents the enemy iin Venezuela as socialism itself, not just Maduro

Mar 13 09:44

Senate to Vote Wednesday on Ending US Role in Yemen War Resolution would declare war illegal under War Powers Act

Months of battles in Congress to challenge the US war in Yemen under the War Powers Act is coming to a key moment, a vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The SJ Res 7 resolution is a clean version of the challenge, without any amendments yet attached.

Saudi Arabia attacked Yemen in March of 2015, seeking to reinstall former President Hadi and remove the Shi’ite Houthi movement. The US backed the Saudi invasion, and has participated military, both in refueling Saudi warplanes, and in a naval blockade of Yemen.

Legal challenges in 2018 were repeatedly stalled in the House of Representatives, where the leadership changed rules to prevent a War Powers Act challenge, which would point out that the war was never authorized by Congress. The Senate did ultimately pass such a challenge in late 2018, but without a House version, they both had to start anew with the 2019 Congress.

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I hope and pray that this country's leadership will be "on the right side of history" here; unfortunately, due to President Trump's slavish fealty to the Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed, the bill is very apt to be vetoed.

Mar 13 09:32

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Require Police to Render Emergency Aid After Ohio Police Shoot Military Veteran Multiple Times, Let Him Bleed to Death

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an effort to require police to render emergency aid to individuals they injure in the course of an arrest. In refusing to hear the case of Stevens-Rucker v. Frenz, in which Ohio police shot a military veteran multiple times and then—despite their first aid training—let him bleed to death, the Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that police satisfy their constitutional obligations to assist a person they injure in the course of an arrest simply by calling for an ambulance to transport the arrestee to a hospital. Attorneys with The Rutherford Institute had asked the Court to hear the case, arguing that if prisoners have a constitutional right to medical care under the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishments, then police should be held to a comparable standard in their treatment of arrestees who require urgent medical attention.

Mar 13 09:07

Dollar Hegemony, Again

The United States Entity lost the war in Iraq. That fact determines the Entity’s position in the Middle East today. After having destroyed Saddam’s army and dispossessing the Sunnis in favor of the Shi’ites, after Abu Ghraib and it’s indelible pictures, after the total destruction of Fallujah, in short after a victory achieved with the utmost brutality, contempt and humiliation of Iraq and Iraqis, the Entity was in charge. Then the “insurgents” appeared. They put improvised explosive devices along the roads so, with a phone call, they could destroy patrols of the Entity. They made car bombs so that every vehicle approaching a check-point might spell doom. They donned suicide vests to blow themselves and any nearby Entity soldiers up. Entity soldiers couldn’t go into the streets. Every move they made could be their last. The enemy was everywhere and nowhere. These people would rather die then be ruled by these idiotic mechanized barbarians.

Mar 13 08:56

Speaker Pelosi Revokes Vice President Pence's House Office Space

The speaker giveth, and the speaker taketh away.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has reclaimed office space her predecessor, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., awarded to Vice President Pence.

Republicans gave Pence, a former House member, a first-floor bonus office in the U.S. Capitol shortly after President Trump was inaugurated in 2017.

The vice president rarely used the space, but it was a symbolic gesture of the warm relationship Pence enjoyed with Ryan and the House GOP. The vice president serves as the president of the U.S. Senate and historically has been provided an office on the Senate side of the Capitol, which is where Pence more regularly holds court when he visits Congress.

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Just the enormous, vile pettiness of Speaker Pelosi, is an amazing aspect of her personality.

One has to wonder if she enjoys drinking human blood for lunch.

Mar 13 08:51

House votes to investigate Vladimir Putin's 'ill-gotten wealth'

The House on Tuesday passed legislation that would require the Trump administration to investigate Russian President Vladimir Putin's wealth.

In a voice vote, lawmakers approved the Vladimir Putin Transparency Act, a bipartisan bill that accuses Putin of undermining democratic reforms in Russia.

"It is the sense of Congress that the United States should do more to expose the corruption of Vladimir Putin, whose ill-gotten wealth is perhaps the most powerful global symbol of his dishonesty and his persistent efforts to undermine the rule of law and democracy in the Russian Federation," the bill said.

The legislation would require the Director of National Intelligence, and the secretaries of Departments of State and Treasury, to assess the extent and location of Putin's wealth. The report would have to estimate his net worth, sources of income, and shell companies he might use.

The bill is one of four House lawmakers were considering Tuesday aimed at Russia

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Dear House of Representatives; we understand that this is about demonizing Russia, ahead of some kind of a war against it.

But everything some misguided moron in the Legislature pulls a stunt like this, they are NOT taking care of the American people, period, end of discussion, which is what the voting public hired you to do.

Our infrastructure is in a state of collapse; our schools are crumbling, and what passes for "education", in some parts of this country, is a complete, bad joke, almost as though the Powers that Be responsible for education in those states wanted to insure that students have no critical thinking, or job skills, whatsoever.

And trust me, for those up for election, and re-election in 2020, we are watching you very carefully right now.

Mar 13 08:44

ZUCKERBERG WANTS FACEBOOK TO BUILD A MIND-READING MACHINE

All was going to plan. Zuckerberg had displayed a welcome humility about himself and his company. And then he described what really excited him about the future—and the familiar Silicon Valley hubris had returned. There was this promising new technology, he explained, a brain-computer interface, which Facebook has been researching.

The idea is to allow people to use their thoughts to navigate intuitively through augmented reality—the neuro-driven version of the world recently described by Kevin Kelly in these pages. No typing—no speaking, even—to distract you or slow you down as you interact with digital additions to the landscape: driving instructions superimposed over the freeway, short biographies floating next to attendees of a conference, 3D models of furniture you can move around your apartment.

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In the future, Zuckerberg wants the entire notion of "informed consent", which has been a basemark American value for a long period of time, thrown out as "antique", and "impossible to gauge", at this point in the 21st century.

And don't think for one second that once such a machine is perfected, it will not get into the hands of those who should never be allowed to use it, and not for good, but for pure evil.

If you haven't seen it, please get Terry Gilliam's film, "Brazil", the Director's Cut, and see how the technology employed by the government, destroyed lives.

It is a brilliant, brutal view of what happens when power and technology are fused, in the interests of total control over a society; and how the end result means "neutralizing people", both physically and psychologically, who may think "differently."

Mar 13 08:30

BOEING, THE FAA, AND WHY TWO 737 MAX PLANES CRASHED

On Sunday an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, killing all on board. Five month earlier an Indonesian Lion Air jet crashed near Jakarta. All crew and passengers died. Both airplanes were Boeing 737-8 MAX. Both incidents happened shortly after take off.

Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are now grounded about everywhere except in the United States. That this move follows only now is sad. After the first crash it was already obvious that the plane is not safe to fly.

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Translation: Boeing knew that the plane would be unsafe without extensive pilot retraining , but sold it anyway to unsuspecting airline owners.

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg should be held personally, and legally responsible; the manufacturer should have to give back the money it took from these airlines, plus fines, and Muilenburg should be tried and convicted by his peers, for knowingly selling unsafe aircraft.

But that would only happen far away and apart from the situation in the US, where "Justice!" has morphed into " Just US!!, as the battle cry of the elite."

Of course, we all know that this will never happen in this country; the monied rarely eat their own.

Mar 13 08:22

POMPEO ACCUSES CUBA AND RUSSIA OF PROPPING UP VENEZUELAN RULER

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Cuba and Russia on Monday of propping up President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela in the Trump administration’s most explicit argument yet that his government is a dictatorial regime kept alive by two American adversaries.

Mr. Pompeo’s comments came amid a devastating power outage that has plunged many of Venezuela’s most populous areas into darkness, spoiling food in a nation where little is available.

He denied Mr. Maduro’s accusation that foreign powers — a clear reference to the United States — had any role in creating the blackout that has brought the country to the brink of social implosion. Instead, Mr. Pompeo said, the blame lies squarely with Havana and Moscow.

“When there is no electricity, thank the marvels of modern Cuban-led engineering,” Mr. Pompeo said in comments laced with sarcasm. “When there’s no water, thank the excellent hydrologists from Cuba. When there’s no food, thank the Cuban communist overlords.”

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I guess Pompeo is completely blind to how horrific the optics are on what he said, and the way he said it.

But I would like to hope (and pray) that Putin doesn't decide that Russia's investments in Venezuela are worth a military conflict with the US right now.

Because right now, the US military doesn't have the troop strength; the money, the weaponry; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a war with Russia over Venezuelan oil, because this is truly what such a war would be about; who controls the oil, and it what currencies it is sold.

Mar 13 08:17

HOW STATES/EMPIRES COLLAPSE IN FOUR EASY STEPS

SOURCE: CHARLES HUGH SMITH
The promises cannot be met, and so society decays into warring elites and competing constituencies.

There is a grand, majestic tragedy in the inevitable collapse of once-thriving states and empires: it all seemed so permanent at its peak, so godlike in its power, and then slowly but surely, too many grandiose, unrealistic promises were made to too many elites and constituencies, and then as growth decays to stagnation, the only way to maintain the status quo is to appear to meet all the promises by creating money out of thin air, i.e. debauching the currency.

This political expediency works most wonderfully for a time: people don't realize the silver content of their coinage is being cut to near-zero, or there's nothing holding up the value of their currency but trickery and vague allusions to past glory.

Trust in the state/empire's currency suddenly collapses in a phase shift: all seems well until the moment the avalanche sweeps it all away.

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That the Unhinged, Surveilled, State of America is an empire in decline, is no secret for those of us who can see the opulent decadence around us.

The American people are now no more, in the eyes of the government, the deep state, and corporations, than fodder for taxes, and breeders of soldiers for future wars (if fully automated wars are not in use within the next 20 years.)

And we are faced with two possible outcomes; the total economic collapse of the USA, as happened with the old Soviet Union, or a world war so horrific that life itself will cease to be on this planet.

Mar 13 08:11

Pompeo seeks to recruit top world oil execs to promote US foreign policy

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sought to recruit some of the top oil industry guns to serve as Washington's foreign policy tools to crack down on "bad actors" like Venezuela, Russia and Iran.

Addressing members of IHS Markit's CERAWeek annual energy conference in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, Pompeo divulged what has long been an open secret – that the US is willing to use all its political clout to propel its economic interests and vice versa.

Mar 13 08:10

French MPs approve anti-riot bill amid Yellow Vest protests, rights watchdog sounds alarm

The upper house of the French parliament has greenlighted a bill giving police broad powers to quell unrest. It comes as a rights watchdog warned of civil liberties being undermined in France due to crackdowns on protest.
Following hours of tense debate on Tuesday, the French Senate approved an anti-hooligan ('anti-casseurs') bill by a margin of 210 votes to 115.

The bill has courted widespread controversy, having been denounced as "liberticide" by the left, and hailed as a "the law of protections" by the French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.

Mar 13 08:10

PROPOSED BAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA GUN PICTURES PROVES GUN CONTROL IS TOTAL CONTROL

“If you post it on social media, that’s probable cause for us to come get the guns out of your house,” Democrat Florida State Senator Jason Pizzo proclaimed in a Facebook video three years ago. “That’s it. It’s now on you to explain why you have a gun in your house and why it’s on social media…”

He was stumping at the time to change the law to deny the right to keep and bear arms to young adults old enough to vote, marry, sign binding contracts and serve in the military. Pending that, he wanted parents to call the police on their children if they saw them posting pictures and videos with guns online.

Mar 13 08:08

A CRITICAL FLAW IN SWITZERLAND'S E-VOTING SYSTEM IS A MICROCOSM OF EVERYTHING WRONG WITH E-VOTING, SECURITY PRACTICE, AND AUDITING FIRMS

Switzerland is about to have a national election with electronic voting, overseen by Swiss Post; e-voting is a terrible idea and the general consensus among security experts who don't work for e-voting vendors is that it shouldn't be attempted, but if you put out an RFP for magic beans, someone will always show up to sell you magic beans, whether or not magic beans exist.

Swiss Post contracted with Barcelona firm Scytl to build the system, then consulted with outside security experts and KPMG to audit the system, and then announced a bug-bounty program that would allow people who promised to only disclose defects on Swiss Post's terms to look at some of the source code.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the US, as a whole, wanted a clean voting system, it would be by paper ballot, and not electronic voting whatsoever.

But of course, the Powers that Be do not want an unriggable system; they want a system to be gamed in favor of the highest bidder, in terms of which Presidential candidate will do the most for the corporate entities which them, once they have become elected.

The military-industrial complex,the Deep State, and major corporations hate and revile a clean voting system, because it just might actually give people the candidate they wanted, rather than those the corporations want; and therein lies the rub.

America's current voting system, particularly at the national level, is a very Kabuki-like show, and give the illusion of "people-power, with lots and sound and fury, and signifying nothing.

Because by the time Presidential candidates are chosen, they are chosen to continue the objectives of the Deep State, Corporations, and the military industrial complex.

The American people have no real choice whatsoever.

Mar 13 07:58

THE ESTABLISHMENT EYES CENTRAL AFRICA FOR MORE MISSION CREEP

As if the United States wasn’t already pursuing enough murky and dubious military missions in such places as Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen, a push appears to be underway to expand Washington’s involvement in Sub-Saharan Africa.

U.S. troops are more deeply engaged in “anti-terror” in Niger, Somalia, and other countries than most Americans realize. When four American Special Forces personnel died in Niger in 2017, even members of Congress were surprised.

A lobbying effort now seems to be taking place for U.S. intervention to alleviate suffering in the Central African Republic (CAR), because of that country’s ongoing civil war. NBC News took the lead with a story on the March 6 Today show and followed it up with a more detailed segment on the Nightly News that same evening. Cynthia McFadden was the lead journalist for the report that included searing footage of suffering in one UN-run refugee camp.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Africa is where the last of the most greedily sought-after resources still remain, to a large degree, untapped. Here's Google's observation on the "low hanging fruit", available for the pickings, in this place:

"The Central African Republic is rich in high- value natural resources, including diamonds, timber, gold, uranium, possible oil deposits and endangered wildlife. Timber and diamonds are particularly essential to CAR's economy.Nov 15, 2014"

"Post-pacification", the US government simply wants to make sure that it is completely in control of these resources, and therefore will be calling on US centric companies to exploit and expropriate them; and that they are all sold only for the American dollar.

The pattern is completely obvious, if one has been paying attention to US "interventions" elsewhere.

Mar 13 04:20

PROPOSED BAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA GUN PICTURES PROVES GUN CONTROL IS TOTAL CONTROL

“If you post it on social media, that’s probable cause for us to come get the guns out of your house,” Democrat Florida State Senator Jason Pizzo proclaimed in a Facebook video three years ago. “That’s it. It’s now on you to explain why you have a gun in your house and why it’s on social media…”He was stumping at the time to change the law to deny the right to keep and bear arms to young adults old enough to vote, marry, sign binding contracts and serve in the military. Pending that, he wanted parents to call the police on their children if they saw them posting pictures and videos with guns online.

Mar 12 22:30

Military Hero Terrance Popp

This is about Liberties & Rights and how men are treated by the Courts!
Gross mistreatment of Men and Veterans!

Hero returns from war wounded and court makes him a slave.

This is unedited video filmed for Lawless America...The Movie. The comments are those of the subject.

Lawless America is a documentary film that is exposing government corruption, judicial corruption, and law enforcement corruption.
Terrence Popp's website.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwd_sSDZ8EQt6SEeOO2tBRA

Mar 12 13:39

Leftist logic: Russia shouldn’t interfere in our elections, but let’s let all illegal immigrants vote

In one fell swoop, the “Demoncrat” Democrats went from declaring their two-years-in-the-making Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy, which was a dogmatic stance against foreign interference in elections, to voting to allow all illegal immigrants (non-citizens) to freely vote in our U.S. elections. Unbelievable. Well, not really. Not considering that the Democrats live by their own insane rules that only apply when they say they apply. Still, this gets much, much better, so keep reading.

Mar 12 13:37

Chlorinated chicken? Eugh! (E1356)

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the post-Brexit reality: chlorinated chicken for everyone! As the UK braces for hormone-laden beef and chlorinated chicken products, Max and Stacy wonder if this isn’t a good metaphor for the monetary system, which has been injected with the growth hormone of quantitative easing. The Fed’s balance sheet is now as massive as a Franken-chicken is today. In the second half, Max interviews Mish Shedlock of MishTalk.com about the latest economic data from America, and whether or not lofty stock market valuations are warranted.

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Mar 12 13:29

Southern Poverty Surpasses Half Billion in Assets; $121 Million Now OffshoreReports $518 million in total assets despite $21 million fall in donations

The SPLC's assets increased despite its total revenue falling by $15 million last year. The SPLC hauled in $136 million in total revenue throughout 2017. This number fell to $121 million in 2018. Its contributions and grants also fell by more than $20 million from 2017 to 2018, from $132 million to $111 million.

Despite the fall in revenue, the SPLC's vast investment portfolio expanded in 2018, which included a drastic increase in the amount of money it has parked overseas. By the end of 2018, its non-U.S. equity funds rose to $121 million, an uptick of nearly $30 million from the $92 million it had parked in offshore investments throughout 2017.

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Wow! That looks like some serious money SPLC has stashed away...

Mar 12 13:21

I Can’t Trust Socialists When They Keep Lying to Me

Socialism says it is for “the people”.. except when it starves them and then deprives them of food and medicine. In fact, Socialism means political elites use government power to rule everyone else. Unfortunately, too many millennials think they are the elite.

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