According to his social media posts, Highland Park mass shooter Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III is a Democrat activist who publicly worships Satan and despises President Trump.

The mass murderer is currently being portrayed as a MAGA person by the dishonest mainstream media. But the contrary is actually true, according to online posts that investigators have found.

Evidence suggests that he belonged to other Democrat far-left domestic terrorist organizations as well as an Antifa unit:

He was also heavily into Satanism, as is evident from this video he produced: reports: But here’s the thing. Whether he is a Trump supporter, a Biden supporter, or an Elvis fan, it doesn’t really matter. He’s a deranged, demonic individual whose worldview clearly lurches away from any common political ideology. The crimes he is accused of committing are not driven by political motivations. He’s mentally ill and was guided by anger, narcissism, and purely evil forces. Whether those forces were imagined through psychosis or driven by outside factors is up for debate.

Posted on: Jul 06 09:33

The forces are mounting that will eventually overwhelm most Americans and send their standard of living to unknown depths. Americans that have only known the post WWII prosperity are ill equipped and educated to deal with depression level living. Easy credit and instant gratification have created a nation of whining, self absorbed, entitlement minded people with no moral or mental toughness.

Doug Casey believes we are headed for what he calls a super depression created by the ending of a debt super cycle. The bigger the debt cycle the bigger the depression that follows. That’s how reality works and most people are not prepared for reality.

When this depression, which has already started, gets momentum, it will overwhelm the plans of a society that is expecting to get things like social security, pensions and payouts from retirement plans they have paid into for many years. All of those things will disappear almost overnight and leave society gasping and stupefied over what to do. Their reactions will be to yell and scream and try to identify who to blame but the only person they should blame is the one in the mirror.

Many very smart people have raised the alarm and done their best to warn the sleeping public, but those slumbering masses have ignored the warnings and hit the snooze button one more time. The masses do not understand economics, do not want to understand economics and they will pay dearly for that ignorance in the coming days.

Posted on: Jul 06 09:32

The U.S. State Department yesterday followed the time-honored tradition of releasing news the government wants to bury over a holiday, and the New York Times played along. The U.S. admitted — nearly 2 months after Palestinian American reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead — that the Israeli army was “likely responsible,” but then added that American officials “found no reason to believe that this was intentional but rather the result of tragic circumstances during an I.D.F.-led military operation.”

The U.S. whitewash is brazen. It’s no surprise the State Department hoped Americans were too distracted by Fourth of July fireworks to pay attention. 


Webmaster addition: We are paying attention!

Posted on: Jul 06 09:30

Good news comes in twos.

Eight months after being declared a “terrorist organization” by the Israeli military — alongside five other Palestinian groups — Palestine’s veteran human rights defender, Al-Haq, has been awarded a prestigious European prize, and the European Commission has announced that the suspension of its funding “has been lifted unconditionally and with immediate effect.”    

Israel’s attack on the six human rights and civil society organizations — Al-Haq, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Defense for Children International – Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees – was announced in October 2021 by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, based on their alleged ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Israel’s go-to rationale for crushing Palestinian rights defenders (some of whom have called for Gantz’s prosecution at the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Gaza.)

I received updates from all but one of the groups (the Palestinian Women’s Committees), in their offices in Ramallah and its sister city, Al-Bireh.

Gantz’ ‘terrorist’ designation was worse than a lie, several of them told Mondoweiss. It was a devious and cynical distortion, aimed at upending the work of perfect peaceful and legitimate groups who oppose Israeli military oppression and apartheid.

Posted on: Jul 06 09:30

Ben & Jerry’s has filed a lawsuit against its parent company Unilever in an effort to block the sale of its Israeli business. It is the latest move in the company’s year-long effort to end sales in the occupied West Bank.

In July 2021 the ice cream manufacturer announced that it would stop selling its product in illegal Israeli settlements. “We have a longstanding partnership with our licensee, who manufactures Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Israel and distributes it in the region,” it read. “We have been working to change this, and so we have informed our licensee that we will not renew the license agreement when it expires at the end of next year.”

However, last month Unilever sold its Israeli business to Avi Zinger, the owner American Quality Products. The ice cream will now continue to be sold throughout illegally occupied territories. Israeli lawmakers and pro-Israel groups celebrated the announcement as a victory against BDS and proof that Ben & Jerry’s had been pressured to back down. Even Zinger himself embraced the narrative. “There is no place for discrimination in the commercial sale of ice cream,” he said. “BDS lost. I now have the right to sell Ben & Jerry’s using its Hebrew and Arabic name… forever. This is a victory for those who seek cooperation and coexistence, and a resounding defeat for discrimination.”

Posted on: Jul 06 09:28

Is is necessary for American children to receive 70 different vaccination “on the schedule” by the time they’re 18? Is it even advisable? No and no. Obviously, the world ran fine with a small handful of vaccinations and now – and the numbers show it – after the pharma vaccine gold rush the health of American children is alarmingly bad with over 40% of American kids suffering from at least one chronic health condition. How does the other side justify their position? “But what about smallpox?” A. The smallpox vaccine was discontinued in 1972. B. Smallpox is spread largely by sanitation problems, lack of clean, safe water and sanitary waste disposal. Yet, smallpox is the reason some “doctors” become emotional when anyone dares to question vaccines on any level.

Posted on: Jul 06 09:28

An official investigation is underway after Dutch police fired live shots at anti-green agenda protesters in the Netherlands.

The country has seen multiple unruly demonstrations across the nation in response to the government’s plan to cut nitrogen emissions by up to 95% by 2030.

Farmers say the policy will lead to at least 30% of Dutch farms being put out of business as they’re forced to cut the number of livestock by the same figure.

Anger has intensified after the government revealed the same nitrogen cuts, being proposed in the name of fighting climate change, won’t be applied to the airline industry.

The incident unfolded last night during a confrontation which took place in the northern town of Heerenveen.

Video footage shows officers shooting at a tractor which they claimed was trying to evade law enforcement.

Posted on: Jul 06 09:27

After Lisichansk, it looks like a small pause and consolidation of positions.  The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation held a conference call with the leadership of the Armed Forces (, where the current results of the special military operation were summarised.  No doubt the future and future action are being communicated.

There is much being said about what next for Russia but, we have seldom been successful in projecting what the Russians may do next.

Let’s take the pause.  Here is Brian Berletic with Angelo with more western information, which saves me from reading it.  A long, but interesting discussion, looking back and looking forward – very good for newbies.

Posted on: Jul 06 09:26

The US may owe the world huge compensation for the damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the Russian State Duma, said on Wednesday. He cited remarks made by the chair of The Lancet commission on the disease, who suggested the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have originated from an American research program.

Speaking in Madrid last month, economist Jeffrey Sachs called the current situation “a mess” and blamed diminishing American leadership for it, identifying the pandemic as one of the US failures. He said he was convinced that the virus “came out of US lab biotechnology” as opposed to evolving naturally, citing his experience with the authoritative British medical magazine.

Volodin asserted that the US government would not comment on Sachs’ remarks because President Joe Biden is “afraid that the world will know the truth about the true culprit of the pandemic.”

He added that the suffering of millions of people who contracted the virus, including the many who passed away, and the economic crisis caused by the pandemic were the US’ responsibility. “The US must compensate the damage to all nations affected,” he demanded.

The Russian official added that the US should “stop and declassify” its “military bioweapons research,” referring to the chain of biolabs scattered across the world that receive funding from the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The US says they are used to detect emerging pathogens, but some countries, including Russia and China, believe they may be used for clandestine military research.

Posted on: Jul 06 09:21

No credit-based money system has ever survived an entire credit cycle, and this one will be no exception. The bubble created by this generation’s unprecedented spending spree could not be sustained because the people who were first encouraged to spend are now saving. Worse still, they are no longer borrowing for major purchases; the very action that most affected spending. Like all bubbles, this one must burst!

Posted on: Jul 06 09:19

 An Australian digital bank has collapsed and advised 6,000 customers to withdraw their money before it stops doing business this week.

“Customers need to transfer the balances held in all Volt accounts to a nominated bank account with another financial institution before the 5th of July 2022, Tuesday,” Volt Bank’s website said.

The neobank’s eight board members, including former HSBC Australia Chief Graham Bradley, voted to close the virtual doors because it had failed to raise enough funds to support its plans to write mortgages. Volt will leave its 140 North Sydney headquarters employees without a job.

Neobanks or challenger banks are financial technology (fintech) firms that offer apps, software and other technologies to streamline mobile and online banking. In January 2019, Volt became the first local stand-alone digital bank to secure a full banking license from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

Posted on: Jul 06 09:19

“I quit”

Lots of people are quitting jobs.

Most say they like the new job better, are earning more, and have better opportunities for advancement.

It’s no surprise, really, as we’ve been teaching employees for forty years “don’t trust the company.”

Looks like they’ve gotten the message.  Saying “I quit” when a better opportunity arises is the smart thing to do.

Posted on: Jul 06 09:17

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo unexpectedly died Tuesday night, several hours after meeting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and giving a speech at an energy summit in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, WSJ reports. 

Barkindo, 63, was expected to retire at the end of July from a six-year tenure as the top official of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. He was widely known for crafting a 2016 agreement that included heavyweight producers, like Russia, into the group known as OPEC+.

"We lost our esteemed Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo," Nigerian National Petroleum Corp (NNPC) CEO Mele Kyari tweeted. The death is a "great loss to his immediate family, the NNPC, our country Nigeria, the OPEC, and the global energy community," Kyari added.

Posted on: Jul 06 09:15

When historians look back on this chaotic and turbulent period, they will find that few individuals inflicted as much damage on the environment and promoted the interests of the "dirty fossil fuel" lobby as Greta Tunberg, who by shaming and forcing "serious" politicians to pivot toward green energy at a time when there was nowhere near enough green capacity to replace existing sources of energy, sparked what may be the most spectacular self-own in history. And today, the WSJBloomberg and Reuters all wrote about it.

We start with the WSJ which concedes what was obvious to most long ago (see "Will ESG Trigger Energy Hyperinflation" from last June), namely that "an energy-starved world is turning to coal as natural-gas and oil shortages exacerbated by Russia’s war against Ukraine lead countries back to the dirtiest fossil fuel."

Yes, contrary to the intentions of Green fanatics everywhere, their push to accelerate away from "dirty" fossil fuel has not only backfired spectacularly, but also exposed the hypocrisy and empty promises of so many virtue-signalers, as "from the U.S. to Europe to China, many of the world’s largest economies are increasing short-term coal purchases to ensure sufficient supplies of electricity, despite prior pledges by many countries to reduce their coal consumption to combat climate change."

Posted on: Jul 06 08:54

From today, all new vehicles sold in the EU will have mandatory black boxes fitted that record technical data and will be accessible by authorities, greasing the skids for surveillance-powered speed limiting technology.

While for the time being, drivers can opt-out of using the feature, privacy advocates fear the technology will become mandatory once it is properly rolled out.

Back in 2019, the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) announced that July 6 would mark the day when all car manufacturers would be forced to fit new models with a system that keeps track of technical data.

The data recorded will include “the vehicle’s speed, braking, steering wheel angle, its incline on the road, and whether the vehicle’s various safety systems were in operation, starting with seatbelts.”

Although insurance companies won’t have immediate access to the data, it will be available to law enforcement.

Authorities claim the data will be “anonymized,” meaning the information can’t be used to identify the owner of the vehicle, although only the incredibly naive would plausibly believe that.

Such systems are expected to eventually include speed-limiting technology.

Posted on: Jul 06 08:53

Over the weekend I was asked by Sputnik News to comment on why President Biden was so set on supporting Ukraine against Russia with money and weapons despite abysmal approval ratings and a fiscal budget hole that widens daily.

Here’s a link to the article Sputnik published. They give me pretty much the second half of the article.

Meanwhile, American geopolitical analyst Tom Luongo remarked that the ongoing conflict in the eastern European nation is nothing more than a “war between civilizations,” in US neoconservatives’ efforts to “forestall Russia taking control of Ukraine.”

Touching on Washington officials’ motives behind the ever-increasing aid to Kiev, Luongo told Sputnik that the American president, “as a proxy for the oligarchs in Davos, is acting on their behalf to ultimately weaken the US by sending weapons overseas and destroying US leadership and credibility.”

The short answer is what I’ve been saying for nearly three years now, The Davos Crowd wants the US destroyed and it is working from within and without our government to achieve that goal. Biden’s staunch support of Ukraine fits that thesis perfectly.

As I wrote about in my last article, depleting US and Western weapons stockpiles while exposing to the world the vulnerability of manufacturing is a key data point for the Global South to stand up publicly and defy Biden and Davos on any further attempts to isolate Russia.

I have to think, at a certain level, Biden is so out of touch with reality that he actually believes the sanctions are working and that Putin’s regime is going to collapse any time now. He’s as likely in the dark about the reality of the real situation as UAF army regulars fighting in the Donbass were about the real war, rather than the propaganda they were being fed.

Between now and the midterms you can expect further acceleration of the Davos agenda in D.C. Spending billions supporting Ukraine is yet another way to try to push the Fed into not raising rates any farther.

It’s a pathetic billion here, billion there. So, it’s truly irrelevant, but it shows the utter desperation of their position. If anything, these latest announced tranches of support are simply a mix of good ol’ fashioned payola to keep certain people quiet and a last grab at the till before it all gets shut down.

Posted on: Jul 06 08:49

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has been traveling among Middle East capitals of late trying to get both sides back the negotiating table surrounding the Iran nuclear deal, and he says time is running out as the window of opportunity is closing.

"If we want to conclude an agreement, decisions are needed now. This is still possible, but the political space to revive the JCPOA may narrow soon," he tweeted to start out the week. He's recently been in Tehran as well as Doha, Qatar - talking to both sides as each blames the other for stalled negotiations.

The UN nuclear weapons watchdog IAEA is also issuing fresh warnings of tensions at a boiling point between Iran and Israel, which can potentially be quickly allayed if a way forward is found on the nuclear deal.

Posted on: Jul 06 08:48

Despite measures to limit U.S. technology exports to the Chinese military, chips designed by U.S. companies still end up in the hands of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), according to a report by the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University.


For the report, researchers combed through over 66,000 publicly available PLA purchase records during the eight-month period from April to November 2020 and identified 97 unique, high-end artificial intelligence (AI) chips ordered by the PLA. Nearly all of them were designed by U.S. firms Nvidia, Xilinx (now AMD), Intel, and Microsemi.

The CSET report, released last month, also noted that the researchers couldn’t find any public records of the PLA purchasing the high-end AI chips from any Chinese companies, including HiSilicon (Huawei), Sugon, Sunway, Hygon, and Phytium.

These AI chips are critical components to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for the “intelligentization” (the addition of artificial intelligence to a system, according to of its military and to the regime’s goal to gain dominance over the global AI design and manufacturing market.

Even though the CCP has poured tens of billions of dollars into its own semiconductor industry, Chinese companies, lacking “intrinsic knowledge and highly specialized equipment,” still can’t catch up to U.S. design firms, while “South Korea’s Samsung and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company … remain the titans of global semiconductor fabrication,” the report says.

Posted on: Jul 06 08:47

In an announcement timed to receive minimal coverage, the State Department on July 4th said that a U.S. review of the shooting of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh concluded the fatal bullet likely came from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). However, in what critics are calling a baseless whitewashing of the incident that ignores key facts of the case, the U.S. government said there's "no reason to believe" it was intentional. 

The U.S. announcement came 10 days before President Biden is slated to visit Israel on July 14 and 15. The trip will also take him to Saudi Arabia. With the kingdom having slaughtered Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi, both hosts will have the shadow of a slain journalist hanging over them. 

Abu Akleh, a star reporter for al Jazeera, was shot in the head on May 11 in the West Bank town of Jenin, as she and her crew reported on an Israeli raid on a refugee camp. In the immediate aftermath, the Israeli government rushed to blame "Palestinian terrorists firing indiscriminately," while witnesses said an IDF unit was the clear culprit.   

In a three-paragraph statement, State Department spokeman Ned Price said, "After an extremely detailed forensic analysis, independent third-party examiners, as part of a process overseen by the U.S. Security Coordinator (USSC), could not reach a definitive conclusion regarding the origin of the bullet" as "ballistic experts determined the bullet was badly damaged, which prevented a clear conclusion."

Posted on: Jul 06 08:47

Although many don’t realize it, interest rates are simply the price of money.

And they are the most important prices in all of capitalism.

They have an enormous impact on banks, the real estate market, and the auto industry. It’s hard to think of a business that interest rates don’t affect in some meaningful way.

Today, we are on the cusp of a rare paradigm shift in interest rates. Such changes take decades—or even generations—to occur. But when they do, the financial implications are profound.

Interest rates rise and fall through decades-long cycles, as seen in the chart below.

That makes sense, as debt is naturally cyclical. It allows people to consume more than they produce now. But it also forces them to produce more than they consume later to pay it off.

Posted on: Jul 06 08:46

Austria's energy minister said it intends to order industry and utilities to switch from using natural gas as it looks to stockpile more natural gas to help insulate it from being cut off from Russian supplies, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

Austria will encourage industry and utilities to use alternate fuels such as crude oil, Austrian energy minister Leonore Gewessler said.

Austria gets 80% of its natural gas from Russia. And while its electricity is generated mostly from hydropower, its industrial sector and utilities, however, use a significant amount of natural gas. Natural gas is commonly used in district heating.

 "Power plants and industrial companies will be instructed to upgrade their systems for dual operation to the extent that it is technically and economically feasible. That means that plants can run on natural gas as well as on other energy sources - in most cases it will be crude oil," Gewessler told a news conference.

The government is working on a draft of the direction it will provide to industry and utilities, but it will need to be signed off on by the main committee of the parliament's lower house.

Posted on: Jul 06 08:45

Japan is facing an energy crisis that can severely hurt the world's third-largest economy as it is forced to tackle a combination of a weak local currency, the fallout from the Ukraine war, and a heatwave.

Japan already had a significant energy import bill as it depends on foreign oil and gas for 90 percent of its needs. But as the yen fell to the lowest in 20 years, Japan's bill became even bigger, with the price rise in crude oil, which has been some 40 percent in dollar terms since the start of 2022, reaching a whopping 70 percent in yen terms.

"A confluence of factors, including the higher fuel prices since the war and the tumbling currency, is putting a significant pressure on Japan's energy security, making this one of the most serious energy crises Japan has had," said Jane Nakano, a senior fellow at Washington-based think tank the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Because of its extreme dependence on imported energy, Japan has had to continue importing Russian oil and gas despite its verbal commitment to sanctions against Moscow.

Recently, the head of one of the biggest shipping companies in Asia, Mitsui OSK Lines, said that Japan has no choice but to continue importing Russian LNG, citing the country's nuclear plants that are still offline after the Fukushima tragedy and soaring energy prices.

Posted on: Jul 06 08:44

The bill (pdf), known as the “Disarm the IRS Act,” stipulates that the IRS is “prohibited from acquiring ammunition” and “notwithstanding any other provision of law.” Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) are co-sponsors of the measure, according to his office.

It came after Gaetz, in interviews with Fox News and other outlets, expressed concern after he discovered that the IRS purchased more than $700,000 in ammunition in recent days. The congressman suggested that it’s part of a broader White House plan to disarm Americans.

“Here’s the Biden plan: Disarm Americans, open the border, empty the prisons–but rest assured, they’ll still collect your taxes, and they need $725,000 worth of ammunition, apparently, to get the job done,” he told Fox News last week.

The bill, he said, would put a “total moratorium on the IRS buying ammo. When we used to talk about the IRS being weaponized, we were talking about political discrimination, not actual weapons for the IRS.”

“Undeniably, part of the strategy is that with one hand, the Biden regime is doing everything they can to suppress access to ammunition for regular Americans, while with the other hand, they are scooping up all the ammo that they can possibly find,” Gaetz alleged.

Posted on: Jul 06 08:44

I hate to snuff out any post-Independence Day fervor that you still might be enjoying. Oh, well. "Wet Blanket" is my middle name. All the annual Old Glory-waving rituals and public displays of patriotic affection can't change this bitter fact:

Our once-sovereign nation has become nothing more than a morbidly obese cash cow for what the Biden administration now openly calls the "liberal world order."

Higher gas prices are just the tip of the sacrifice iceberg. It's our posterity paying the globalist pipers. In the new "liberal world order" (which is really just the same old Bush family "New World Order" of more than three decades ago), homegrown children's needs are subjugated to the hopes and dreams of the children of the rest of the world.

Stick with me and follow an open-borders bouncing ball that demonstrates how multinational elites exploit America Last—with the brazen complicity of our own U.S. government, nonprofits and corporations. As always, we must follow the money to find the truth. Let's dig deeper behind this headline:

Posted on: Jul 06 08:43

“I think what happened at the border with finding 51 dead migrants in that tractor trailer is what I would call a ‘Uvalde moment.’” Democrat Senator Dick Durbin said of that horrific event in San Antonio, Texas. “I hope it sparks an interest in finding a bipartisan approach to dealing with immigration.” Significantly, the Republican he’s started Amnesty talks with is Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina [Durbin Says the Horrifying Deaths of Migrants Found in a Tractor Trailer Should Be an “Uvalde Moment” for Immigration Reform, by Andrew Desiderio, Politico, June 29, 2022]. Tillis is often overlooked, but he’s quietly built a reputation as one of the worst Republican senators on immigration. Hardly any Republican can equal his zeal in pushing this treason against the Historic American Nation. His continuing influence within the party shows just how far the GOP must go before it becomes a genuine America First party.

To demonstrate just how bad Tillis is on immigration; a little history is in order. As a North Carolina state representative in 2013, he aggressively pushed immigration sellouts. One measure greatly expanded Guest Worker programs that allowed seasonal workers to stay even longer and be available to all industries. When Republican Gov. Pat McCrory vetoed the bill, Tillis, the House Speaker, led the legislature in overriding it.

Posted on: Jul 06 08:42

A young white girl simply being a designated driver for her friends at a bar in Philadelphia. A black male, mad he was denied playing pool at the bar, returned with a gun and opened fire on the bar. He fired indiscriminately into the bar, while those inside sought shelter.

One of those who sought shelter was the designated driver, a young white girl named Jailene Holton. She wouldn’t escape the onslaught. 

Posted on: Jul 06 08:41

NATO aims to cut its civilian and military greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45% by 2030 and be carbon neutral by 2050, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday as he announced the first emissions targets for the organisation.

“It will not be easy but it can be done,” he said in a speech on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid.

By committing to eliminate its net greenhouse emissions by 2050, NATO aligns the alliance with the pathway to deliver the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (34.7°F).

So, Russia is an existential threat because of… Ukraine democracy values or… something. But also they are going to fight a war with Russia while using completely ridiculous fake energy scams.

Posted on: Jul 06 08:39