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"I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two are lawyers and three or more are the government." -- John Adams (1735 - 1826)

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The Justice Department is doubling down on efforts to regain access to documents FBI agents seized during a raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate early last month.

In a filing with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta Friday evening, prosecutors want a previous judge’s order blocking investigators from the documents to be lifted, Politico reported.

Earlier reports said that FBI agents took around 100 documents that contained national security markings from Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., estate on Aug. 8. Trump has said he declassified all documents in his possession before he left office.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Sep 18 08:17

Hunter Biden is apparently having some financial hardship as he has asked an Arkansas court to lower his child support payments.

The son of President Joe Biden said that there was “a substantial material change” in his “financial circumstances, including but not limited to his income,” and asked the court to recalculate his monthly payments, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

The attorney for his child’s mom, Lunden Roberts, said that they will have to take a deep look at Hunter’s finances.

“Ultimately, this is going to require us to look deeply, more deeply, into Hunter’s finances,” the attorney, Clint Lancaster, said. “I’m going to want to have a deposition with Mr. Biden. Like last time, I’m going to bring my forensic accountant to the deposition, unless the judge tells me I can’t.”

Webmaster addition: What a slime-ball; wanting to stiff his own child!

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Sep 18 08:16

In an interview with Scott Pelley on the CBS News show “60 Minutes” set to air on Sunday, the president was asked about the possibility of nuclear weapons being used in Ukraine.

“As Ukraine succeeds on the battlefield, Vladimir Putin is becoming embarrassed and pushed into a corner. And I wonder, Mr. President, what you would say to him if he is considering using chemical or tactical nuclear weapons,” the host said.

“Don’t! Don’t! Don’t! It would change the face of war unlike anything since World War Two,” the president said.

“And the consequences of that would be what? What would the U.S. response be?” the host said.

“You think I would tell you if I knew exactly what it would be? Of course I’m not going to tell you. It’ll be consequential. They’ll become more of a pariah in the world than they ever have been. And depending on the extent of what they do, will determine what response will occur,” the president said.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
Posted on: Sep 18 08:14

Video has emerged of a past arrest of a Democrat politician who has been accused of murdering a journalist.

The video shows Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles slurring his words as he was being arrested on March 1, 2020, The Daily Mail reported.

It came when police were called after he allegedly grabbed his wife by the neck and hit her arm after they came back from the Bellagio casino.

“You guys just wanna take me down because I’m a public official,” he said to the police and shouted at them to “kill me.”

The footage shows Telles slurring his words as officers walk him outside his suburban home in handcuffs and shove him in the backseat of a police car.

‘Can anyone tell me who I hit?’ Telles said repeatedly as police detained him. ‘Because I didn’t hit anybody?’ 

Telles added, ‘You guys just want to take me down because I’m a public official.’ 

‘No we don’t,’ an officer responded to the county official as Telles proceeded to deny the abuse allegations.  Telles continues to repeat the ‘public official’ as he’s bundled into a police cruiser. 

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The arrest occurred more than two years before Telles was arrested for the September 3 murder of Jeff German, a journalist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, who exposed the official’s affair with another woman that worked in his office.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Sep 18 08:14

The reports of mass graves being discovered in Izyum, Ukraine is another “monstrous provocation” by Kiev which is trying to stage a fresh version of Bucha and mobilize public opinion in the West as the United Nations General Assembly prepares to meet next week, Russia’s Ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov told Sputnik.

“The Kiev regime supplies the media with lies about crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Russian troops in Izyum,” Stepanov told Sputnik on Friday.

“We are talking about another monstrous provocation, about an attempt to stage ‘Bucha’ in a new way. All this is being done on the eve of the opening of the High-Level Week of the UN General Assembly to try to manipulate a certain part of the western public on the subject of Ukraine.”

That western media and officials immediately pick up “fabrications of Kiev” about the alleged crimes against humanity in Izyum without double-checking is simply an indicator of how aggressive the information war against Russia is, Stepanov added.

He also said that he is optimistic that the truth about Izyum will come out, just as it did with the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 18 08:12

Neoliberal economics:

Establishment version: modern free market freedom, practised by freedom loving people, to freely create freedomaceous wealth everywhere! Woohoo!

Real World Translation: rigged system to funnel wealth from the poor to the rich by imposition of slave wages and debt servitude = economic enslavement of the 99%

Disinformation:

Establishment version: anything contrary to the “truthiness” narrative espoused by Western Mainstream Media Patriots. Is Israel an apartheid state? That’s disinformation!

Real World Translation: anything which portrays the AngoEuroZionist Empire in a bad light and their enemies du jour (Russia, China, Iran etc) in a neutral or favourable light. Absolutely nothing to do with truth or facts.

National Endowment for Democracy:

Establishment version: benevolent fund by the USA to promote rule by, for and of the ordinary people in foreign countries. Yay!

Real World Translation: CIA cutout to finance astroturf campaigns to destabilise foreign governments that do not bend to the US will, in order to install US puppet regimes that will funnel wealth to the USA.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA
Posted on: Sep 18 08:09

Fury as ‘explosive’ files reveal largest oil companies contradicted public statements and wished bedbugs upon critical activists

Exxon, which recently announced profits of $17.9bn for the three months until June.

Criticism in the US of the oil industry’s obfuscation over the climate crisis is intensifying after internal documents showed companies attempted to distance themselves from agreed climate goals, admitted “gaslighting” the public over purported efforts to go green, and even wished critical activists be infested by bedbugs.

The communications were unveiled as part of a congressional hearing held in Washington DC, where an investigation into the role of fossil fuels in driving the climate crisis produced documents obtained from the oil giants ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and BP.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they wish bedbugs on you, then you win,” said Varshini Prakash, executive director of Sunrise. The organization accused Shell of a “legacy of violence and of ignoring the wellbeing of communities across the globe”.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ECONOMY
Posted on: Sep 18 08:07

As Western Europe flexes itself for a winter of protests against NATO’s Ukrainian campaign, the science and mechanics of protests both warrant examination to gauge the abyss that lies ahead.

As Western Europe flexes itself for a winter of protests against NATO’s Ukrainian campaign, the science and mechanics of protests both warrant examination to gauge the abyss that lies ahead.

One of the more satisfying protests I recently attended was against the Irish regime’s attempts to mass vaccinate Irish school children and to make them mask up in schools. Irish mothers and their children descended on Government buildings in their thousands and a friend of mine, more knowledgeable on such matters, told me the government would quickly fold on the issue. By the following day, the regime, faced with the wrath of hornets’ nests of angry mothers, had reversed its decision and Irish school children were free to breathe again. What was very noticeable about the children protesting was their good behaviour, with many of them bedecked in Harry Potter scarves, and others paying attention to the largely boring speakers and all of them picking up their litter after them.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 18 08:06

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Back Door Proliferation: The IAEA, AUKUS and Nuclear Submarine Technology

Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark

In Vienna, China’s permanent mission to the United Nations has been rather exercised of late. Members of the mission have been particularly irate with the International Atomic Energy Agency and its Director General, Rafael Grossi, who addressed the IAEA’s Board of Governors on September 12. 

Grossi was building on a confidential report by the IAEA which had been circulated the previous week concerning the role of nuclear propulsion technology for submarines to be supplied to Australia under the AUKUS security pact.

When the AUKUS announcement was made in September last year, its significance shook security establishments in the Indo-Pacific.  It was also no less remarkable, and troubling, for signalling the transfer of otherwise rationed nuclear technology to a third country.  As was rightly observed at the time by Ian Stewart, executive director of the James Martin Center in Washington, such “cooperation may be used by non-nuclear states as more ammunition in support of a narrative that the weapons states lack good faith in their commitments to disarmament.”

Having made that sound point, Stewart, revealing his strategic bias, suggested that, as such cooperation would not involve nuclear weapons by Australia, and would be accompanied by safeguards, few had reason to worry.  This was all merely “a relatively straightforward strategic step.”

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
Posted on: Sep 18 08:05

A rally against anti-Russian sanctions and Rome’s policies on Ukraine was held in Italy’s Bologna on Saturday.

An organizer of the event, Italian student and the author of the United Italy project Amedeo Avondet, told TASS that a few hundred of people gathered in the city ‘s Piazza Santo Stefano. Many of them were carrying Russian and Italian flags.

Addressing the crowd, the activist stressed the negative impact of anti-Russian sanctions on the Italian economy, mentioning a "devastating spiral of inflation."

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 18 08:04

Germany has enough tanks to ship to Ukraine, but Berlin is not going to share them due to an unspoken agreement among Western countries, columnist Andreas Kluth said in an article for Bloomberg.

Unspoken rule: Western countries will not ship their own tanks to Ukraine

According to him, no NATO partner country has sent Western-made battle tanks to Ukraine yet. Berlin will not make such a decision unless NATO and EU allies approve of it first.

Germany does not want to be the first Western country to be accused of escalating the conflict in Ukraine. This is now the unspoken rule that Western countries observe, Kluth wrote.

Another reason for Germany's reluctance lies in the country's defense capability. Germany has a limited number of tanks and spare parts for them. Berlin will not compromise its own combat readiness, the author of the article said.

 

Tags: EUROPE, GERMANY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 18 08:03

If European countries want to cope with the energy crisis, then they should lift sanctions from the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Vladimir Putin believes.

Putin: If Europeans want to stay warm, they only need to press one button

Russia is not the cause of the energy crisis in Europe. In order to overcome it, European countries can, in particular, lift sanctions from the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, President Vladimir Putin said at a press conference following the SCO summit.

"In the end, if it gets too hard, if everything gets so difficult, go and lift the sanctions from Nord Stream 2. Fifty-five billion cubic meters per year — just press the button, and it will flow," the Russian president said.

"The energy crisis in Europe did not begin with the start of the special military operation in Ukraine. It started with the green agenda,” Putin said.


See more at https://english.pravda.ru/news/world/154029-putin_europeans/

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 18 08:03

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Thursday included in the sanctions lists for Russia Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov, Russian presidential aide Maxim Oreshkin, and dozens of other individuals and entities from Russia.

The sanctions, in particular, have affected some of Kadyrov's relatives, in particular, his wife Medni and daughters Karina, Tabarik and Ayshat, who is culture minister of the Chechen Republic, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said in its document.

The sanctions lists include a total of 44 individuals and 32 entities from Russia.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 18 07:58

The European Union may disburse five billion euros of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine in mid-October, Ukrainian media said, citing European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

"We have been discussing of course the budget support, the so-called macro-financial assistance. I am very glad that today the European Parliament now has voted positively on the 5 billion [euro] loans. And we are working on the rest of macro-financial assistance. The 5 billion [euros] can be disbursed in the first tranche mid-October," von der Leyen said at a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Thursday.

Tags: ECONOMY, EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 18 07:58

A lengthy report by the United States Senate on the CIA’s brutal “enhanced interrogation” methods will remain classified for the sake of “national security.”

The compilation of the report, whose full title is The Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, was conducted by the bipartisan US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) on the CIA’s so-called Detention and Interrogation Program and the spy agency’s use of torture during interrogation in US government communiqués on detainees in CIA custody.

The over-6,700-page report, which covers CIA activities before, during, and after the US-led “War on Terror” in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, was approved in late 2012 and took more than five years to complete.

Although portions of the report, which includes 38,000 footnotes, were leaked to the public by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein in 2014, the full unredacted report remains classified.

On Thursday, District of Columbia Judge Beryl Howell ruled that the US Senate does not have to release the full content of its report. It “does not qualify as a public record subject to the common law right of public access,” Howell said.

Pressed to remove ‘stain’ on US human rights record, Biden renews push to close Guantanamo

Tags: TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES
Posted on: Sep 18 07:56

Election integrity patriot and former Georgia Judicial Magistrate, Richard Jordan, is facing charges for questioning the June Election and attempting to submit a complaint. 

Richard Jordan was elected as a Judicial Officer in 1980, as the youngest judge to have ever served the people of the State of Georgia at the age of 25.  This came after he supported Ronald Reagan in the 1980 election.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Sep 18 07:55

Democrats are running as Republicans in races across America today. It’s the only way they can win in a majority of locations around the country. So they pretend to be Republicans until after they are elected.

They even have a name for these Democrat plants. They’re called “secret sleepers.

In June Project Veritas released leaked audio of Democrat US Senate candidate Krystle Matthews speaking on the phone with an inmate at Perry Correctional Institution. Democrat Matthews called for “secret sleepers” to infiltrate the South Carolina Republican party.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Sep 18 07:54

Death claims for working-age adults under group life insurance policies spiked well beyond expected levels last summer and fall, according to data from 20 of the top 21 life insurance companies in the United States.

Louisiana National Cemetery on August 20, 2021 in Zachary, Louisiana. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Death claims for adults aged 35 to 44 were 100 percent higher than expected in July, August, and September 2021, according to a report by the Society of Actuaries, which analyzed 2.3 million death claims submitted to life insurance firms.

The report looked at death claims filed under group life insurance policies during the 24 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, from April 2020 to March 2022. The researchers used data from the three years before the pandemic to set a baseline for the expected deaths.

While COVID-19 played some role in the majority of the excess deaths for adults over the age of 34 during the two pandemic years, the opposite was true for younger people. For people 34 and younger, the number of excess non-COVID deaths was higher than those related to COVID, the data show.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Sep 18 07:53

It has been a while since we've heard anything from Big Agribusiness's I.G. Farbensanto, but we can relax: the system of graft, corruption, and denial roles on, according to this article shared by M.W.  In fact, according to the article, I.G. Farbensanto has actually managed to win a few recent court cases:

Roundup litigation at turning point as Bayer rejects "global resolution plan"

As usual in articles of this nature, there was something that "caught my eye", and when I say that things "caught my eye," regular readers here will have figured out that I mean that something was so somersaultingly glaringly absurd and stupid, and that was disguised in language designed to make the somersaulting and glaring stupidity seem normal that the world, despite being run by insane and incompetent and boobs like the Hochklaus von Blohenschwab or the newly minted King Charles III, won't notice.  And if the diction in that previous sentence seems a little too convoluted to make its obvious point, then all I can say is "Q.E.D."

What I'm referring to in the article is this statement:

Since buying Monsanto in 2018, Bayer has steadfastly insisted that there is no cancer connection to Monsanto’s herbicides. The company says that scientific research and regulatory findings, including from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), back its assertions of safety. The company says it has only agreed to settlements in order to mitigate the expense of the litigation.

And that statement has to be understood in the following context:

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Sep 18 07:53

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

US President Joe Biden (Photo by Getty Images)

The administration of US President Joe Biden is plotting to subvert American democracy and steal the November midterm election, according to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, American economist and author.

“The totally corrupt Biden Justice (sic) Department and FBI Gestapo are trying to orchestrate a plot by Trump and supporters to subvert American democracy so that Biden can steal the November election by federalizing the process and taking the election out of state hands,” wrote Dr. Roberts, who was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal.

“The corrupt Democrats and their FBI Gestapo are Inventing a ‘plot against Democracy’ by Trump Republicans, like they did with the alleged ‘January 6 Insurrection,’ so that the Democrats can hold on to power by seizing control over the November election and all future elections,” he wrote.

On January 6, 2021, Trump supporters occupied the US Capitol while lawmakers were in the process of reviewing the certification of state electors which indicated Biden's victory. Some Trump supporters had hoped that this process could have resulted in some of the electors being disqualified, thus overturning the outcome of the presidential election.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Sep 18 07:50
Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Sep 18 07:47

Newsom Asking DOJ For Kidnapping Charges To GOP Governors

Democratic leaders are up in arms over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis flying dozens of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. California Governor Gavin Newsom is demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) charge the Republican with human trafficking and kidnapping.

The Blaze reported that Newsom, while he has no evidence, asserts migrants were lured onto the planes. Newsom called DeSantis’ action a “fraudulent scheme.”

In the past few months, more than one GOP governor has sent illegal immigrants to “sanctuary” locations in response to the Biden administration’s failure to address the crisis at the US southern border.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Sep 18 07:47

See It Here: Tucker Carlson Reacts To Ken Burns Comparing Martha’s Vineyard Situation To Holocaust

On the face of it, Ken Burns is an odd person to have aroused the wrath of Fox News’s Tucker Carlson. Burns is honored as a master documentary filmmaker with a series of films that have appeared on PBS, ranging from the American Civil War to baseball. However, according to the New York Post, Burns appeared on CNN to discuss his latest project covering America and the Holocaust. Host John Berman compared Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ shipping 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard to President Franklin Roosevelt’s turning away Jewish refugees from Europe, sending them back to die in the gas chambers. Burns agreed with the analogy.

Tucker Carlson mocked the idea of the current illegal migrant crisis being analogous to the Nazi Holocaust and FDR’s turning a blind eye to it. Carlson tweeted, “For hundreds of years, Martha’s Vineyard has suffered from the soul-crushing effects of its own whiteness. Island residents understood there was only one cure. They badly needed diversity. Relief finally arrived from an unlikely source yesterday: Ron DeSantis.”

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Sep 18 07:45

Human rights defenders on Friday welcomed a move by Chile’s progressive president to put off accepting the new Israeli ambassador’s credentials in response to the killing of a Palestinian teenager earlier in the day.

A spokesperson for the Chilean Foreign Ministry confirmed to Reuters that the decision to delay a meeting between President Gabriel Boric and Israeli Ambassador Gil Artzyeli was made “because of the death of a minor.”

Israeli occupation forces fatally shot 17-year-old Odai Trad Salah in the head during a Thursday morning raid in the village of Kufr Dan outside Jenin in the illegally occupied West Bank of Palestine.

Tags: ISRAEL/PALESTINE, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Posted on: Sep 18 07:42

The SCO summit of Asian power players delineated a road map for strengthening the multipolar world...

Amidst serious tremors in the world of geopolitics, it is so fitting that this year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) heads of state summit should have taken place in Samarkand – the ultimate Silk Road crossroads for 2,500 years.

When in 329 BC Alexander the Great reached the then Sogdian city of Marakanda, part of the Achaemenid empire, he was stunned: “Everything I have heard about Samarkand it’s true, except it is even more beautiful than I had imagined.”

Tags: ASIA, CHINA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Sep 18 07:41