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Aug 19 08:45

WATCH: DRUG WAR ADDICTED COPS ATTACK INNOCENT MAN FOR ROLLING A JOINT IN A STATE WITH LEGAL WEED

For almost three years, medical marijuana was legalized in various regions of the state of Nevada. However, recreational marijuana sales only started in specific areas of the state at the beginning of July 2017 because of a law that took effect at that time; this law renders persons that are at least 21 years old and bear valid identification legally capable of purchasing the drug in those regions for recreational purposes. However, as a recent video shared with the Free Thought Project shows, police, lots of them, are still willing to attack and assault people for having the plant.

According to the new Nevada law, pot generally can only be legally imbibed on property owned privately by residents, and it may not be imbibed in any public location on the Strip such as a bar or casino. So, when Josh Martin sat in his truck to roll a joint—on private property—he was well within his rights, according to Nevada law, to do so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the police officer attacking this man was on SSRI (Selective Serontonin Reuptake Inhibitor) medication.

Aug 19 08:41

VENEZUELA IN CHAOS AFTER MADURO ANNOUNCES MASSIVE 95% DEVALUATION, NEW FX RATE TIED TO CRYPTOCURRENCY

Chaos and confusion erupted across Venezuela, and most stores were shuttered on Saturday, after president Nicolas Maduro announced that the government would enact a massive currency devaluation, implement a new minimum wage, hike taxes, and also raise gasoline prices for most citizens even as the country struggles with the greatest hyperinflation on record, surpassing even that of the Weimar Republic.

"They've dollarized our prices. I am petrolizing salaries and petrolizing prices," Maduro explained in a Friday televised address. "We are going to convert the petro into the reference that pegs the entire economy's movements."

Aug 19 07:54

China 'Preparing Military Capability' to Invade Taiwan: US Report

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is gradually preparing for a possible invasion of the neighboring democratic island of Taiwan, according to a military analysis published by the Pentagon in Washington.

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Aug 19 06:57

Syria - Pentagon Plants High ISIS Numbers To Justify Occupation

The U.S. aim in Syria is still 'regime change'. The Pentagon has made it clear that it wants to stay in the country even after the Islamic State vanished. A little propaganda trick is now used to create a justification for its continuing occupation.

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Aug 18 23:52

Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions – The Final Demise Of The Dollar Hegemony?

Sanctions left and sanctions right. Financial mostly, taxes, tariffs, visas, travel bans – confiscation of foreign assets, import and export prohibitions and limitations; and also punishing those who do not respect sanctions dished out by Trump, alias the US of A, against friends of their enemies. The absurdity seems endless and escalating – exponentially, as if there was a deadline to collapse the world. Looks like a last-ditch effort to bring down international trade in favor of — what? – Make America Great Again? – Prepare for US mid-term elections? – Rally the people behind an illusion? – Or what?

Aug 18 23:32

If You Want to Survive this Election with Your Mental Health Intact, Turn Off the “News” and Social Media Now

If you want to preserve your sanity and avoid unhappy derangement, turn off all corporate and social media from now to Thanksgiving. -- Since elections are extremely profitable for traditional media / social media corporations, your sanity will gleefully be sacrificed in the upcoming election–if you are gullible enough to watch the “news” and tune into social media. Elections are extremely profitable because candidates spend scads of cash on media adverts. -- The greater the discord and derangement, the higher the media profits. The more outraged you let yourself become, the more time you spend online, generating insane profits for the corporations that own whatever platforms you’re addicted to.

Aug 18 12:19

Censorship Is What Happens When Powerful People Get Scared

Anyone who tells you the recent escalation of censorship by U.S. tech giants is merely a reflection of private companies making independent decisions is either lying or dangerously ignorant.

In the case of Facebook, the road from pseudo-platform to willing and enthusiastic tool of establishment power players is fairly straightforward. It really got going earlier this year when issues surrounding egregious privacy violations in the case of Cambridge Analytica (stuff that had been going on for years) could finally be linked to the Trump campaign. It was at this point that powerful and nefarious forces spotted an opportunity to leverage the company’s gigantic influence in distributing news and opinion for their own ends. Rather than hold executives to account and break up the company, the choice was made to commandeer and weaponize the platform. This is where we stand today.

Aug 18 12:19

CONSPIRACY THEORISTS PROVEN RIGHT AS TSA BODY SCANNERS ROLLED OUT AT SUBWAY STATIONS

For years, those who have been paying attention to the ever-expanding police state that is the United States, have been warning of the slippery slope of TSA expansion. For years, these same people warned that TSA would soon be present at bus stations, malls, and subways. And now, this has begun to happen.

Indeed, the Free Thought Project predicted this years ago when several U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle expressed their desire to make travelers lives’ a veritable hell of red tape and insidious surveillance by increasing putative ‘security’ for rail lines, highways, and marine routes by adding presence and screening procedures at Megabus depots, Amtrak stations, and more. Now, it is finally here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately for us living in Hawaii, it is darn near impossible to get from one place to another without flying, and dealing with the whims of TSA's"Grope-Nazis."

But for those of you who can manage it on the mainland, just do not use public transportation any more than you have to. I know this can be tough at times, but the less I have to deal with intrusive pat-downs (to which the "Elites" of this country rarely have to submit), the happier I am.

Aug 18 11:23

TRUMP: "SOCIAL MEDIA IS TOTALLY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST CONSERVATIVE VOICES"

Following the crackdown against Alex Jones and various other pundits on Twitter and other social media outlets, on Saturday morning President Trump joined the big tech censorship debate, and accused social media of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices", claiming that the Trump administration "won't let that happen", and arguing that the platforms should allow both "good and bad" content online amid an escalating debate over social media’s growing censorship and role in policing content online.

"Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others," Trump tweeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I have no patience for people advocating death, even for people whose life track record (in this case, that of Senator Mc Cain, who has never encountered any potential war he didn't love) has been one of creating misery for third world people who were simply "in the way" of resources the US wanted or wants to expropriate.

I thoroughly believe in documenting the truth as I see it; then letting people decide where they stand on the issue.

That is what, I believe, a true journalist does, even if it is on a blog, like this one.

This is also why I refuse to be silent on the US enabling of Saudi war crimes in Yemen, as well as other war crimes, such as those committed against Palestinians by the Israelis.

In reading what Johnstone wrote, I feel that she should have documented the specific acts in which McCain engaged, in terms of his support for these endless, unrelenting wars for resources, rather than advocating for his death; but should Twitter have electronically shunned her for this, when there is much more objectionable content in many of the tweets which are allowed to go forward?!?

Aug 18 11:00

FEDS ASK COURT TO FORCE FACEBOOK TO BREAK MESSENGER'S END-TO-END VOICE ENCRYPTION FOR MS-13 GANG PROBE

In secret court proceedings, the U.S. government is trying to force Facebook to help wiretap Messenger. Facebook has declined, so the Justice Department is asking a judge for an order of contempt.

From the Reuters story:

The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.

The previously unreported case in a federal court in California is proceeding under seal, so no filings are publicly available, but the three people told Reuters that Facebook is contesting the U.S. Department of Justice’s demand.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is surprising to me here, is that the Department of Justice, for all the money thrown at it annually, to keep its communications capabilities current, has no better tools for surveillance here other than Facebook Messenger; and my question here is, why?!?

Aug 18 10:52

WATCH: COP DENIED IMMUNITY FOR KILLING UNARMED NAKED VETERAN SUFFERING FROM PTSD

Instead of reaching for his pepper spray or his Taser, a DeKalb County police officer drew his gun and killed an unarmed veteran suffering from bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Charged with felony murder and several other charges on in 2016, the officer claims the unarmed veteran was aggressively charging towards him even though witnesses dispute his “official” version of events. Now, a judge has ruled that the former cop is not entitled to immunity based on the self-defense claim.

Lawyers for Robert Olsen had argued he had the right to act in self-defense and that the charges against him should be dropped.

As FOX 5 reports, DeKalb County Superior Court Judge J.P. Boulee wrote in an order Tuesday that Olsen didn’t show he had reason to believe deadly force was needed to prevent death or serious injury to himself or someone else. The judge cited concerns about Olsen’s credibility and conflicting testimony.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on this judge for this decision.

Unfortunately, these wars of conquest have left many of our military in a compromised mental and emotional state, and the concoction of drugs they have been given, haven't helped much at all.

When our Vets are having adverse reactions to the drugs they have been given, they need IMMEDIATE evaluations, and should not have to wait for weeks for them to be "fit in" to the VA's schedule.

From the latest statistics, we understand the following:

VA reveals its veteran suicide statistic included active duty troops also

The article goes on to state:

"The VA released its newest National Suicide Data Report on Monday, which includes data from 2005 through 2015. Much in the report remained unchanged from two years ago, when the VA reported suicide statistics through 2014. Veteran suicide rates are still higher than the rest of the population, particularly among women.

In both reports, the VA said an average of 20 veterans succumbed to suicide every day. In its newest version, the VA was more specific."

This figure is horrifically alarming, particularly for anyone who has family or friends in our military.

Aug 18 10:41

WE'RE ALL LAB RATS IN THE LARGEST-EVER MONETARY EXPERIMENT IN HUMAN HISTORY

There are ample warning signs that another serious financial crisis is on the way.

These warning signs are being soundly ignored by the majority, though. Perhaps understandably so.

After 10 years of near-constant central bank interventions to prop up markets and make stocks, bonds and real estate rise in price -- while also simultaneously hammering commodities to mask the inflationary impact of their money printing from the masses -- it’s difficult to imagine that “they” will allow markets to ever fall again.

This is known as the “central bank put”: whenever the markets begin to teeter, the central banks will step in to prop/nudge/cajole the markets back towards the “correct” direction, which is always: Up!

It’s easy in retrospect to see how the central banks have become caught in this trap of their own making, where they're now responsible for supporting all the markets all the time.

Aug 18 10:39

ISIS GIVEN ‘BREATHING SPACE’ IN PARTS OF SYRIA UNDER US-BACKED FORCES' CONTROL

Islamic State managed to regain access to Syrian oil fields and make profits from selling oil, a new UN report reveals. While the UN did not point fingers, the IS reemergence seems to occur in areas held by the US-backed forces.
“Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS], having been defeated militarily in Iraq and most of the Syrian Arab Republic during 2017, rallied in early 2018. This was the result of a loss of momentum by forces fighting it in the east of the Syrian Arab Republic,” the recent report from the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Monitoring Team reads. The document is dated July 27, but was only released to the public this week.

The slow-down gave IS “breathing space to prepare for the next phase of its evolution into a global covert network.” As of June 2018, the terrorist group has been controlling “small pockets of territory in the Syrian Arab Republic on the Iraqi border,” effectively carrying on with its quasi-state ways.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I singularly unsurprised at this development?!?

Aug 18 10:34

THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY’S BODY IDENTIFIED AT HORRIFIC NEW MEXICO ISLAMIC COMPOUND

A secret which may give the “judge” who let the suspects out on bail, pause. The remains of a three-year-old boy reported missing by his mother, have been identified as the son of one of the suspects. A suspect who is, yet I mention again, out on bail. The remains of his son were buried on the same compound where the school-shooting instruction occurred. Yes, the same case where a “judge” determined the suspects weren’t really a danger.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This feels like an FBI false-flag op that got burned and had to be rolled up.

Aug 18 10:15

First Info Wars, And Now PragerU Has Found Itself Being Targeted For Censorship On Facebook

The Alex Jones controversy was never about Alex Jones.

One of the things that I and many others had warned the denizens of the internet about when it was announced that Jones had been deplatformed on a number of networks was that he was just the first. Jones was the toe in the hot tub, or the proverbial canary in the coalmine.

The left’s next censorship move may already be upon us, as the conservative education video channel PragerU has noticed some odd things happening to their channel on Facebook, and by “odd” I mean blatant censorship.

Aug 18 07:47

Nice-guy Jeremy Corbyn needs to get mean: UK's prime-minister-in-waiting must zap the circling sharks

Stuart Littlewood argues that UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn “clearly has a problem with his spin doctors and media team” who should by now have deflected the orchestrated ‘anti Semitism’ slurs and turned the tables on his detractors.>>

Aug 18 00:33

The 3 Trigger Terms Being Used to Stop Critical Thinking

Next time you see or hear these terms being used, ask yourself what it is about the story that you’re not supposed to think too deeply about. Allow both sides of the argument to share equal time in your mind, and honor the independent, sovereign being within yourself that deserves a chance to make up its own mind about how it wishes to view the world.

Aug 18 00:23

A Snapshot of the Internet Kill Switch in 2018

The crisis of Internet censorship in the West is unfolding now and just now coming into view. It appears that government agencies are heavily influencing these policies, along with monolithic tech companies who are now demonstrating the willingness to allow the political beliefs of executives to influence the business services they provide. Given that these are businesses, it stands to reason that it won’t be long before these companies suffer substantial backlash for crossing the line into censorship and thought control.

Aug 18 00:10

Activist Kicks Off Effort to End Enforcement of Gun Control in Oregon County

The federal government relies heavily on state cooperation to implement and enforce almost all of its laws, regulations and acts – including gun control. By simply withdrawing this necessary cooperation, states and localities can nullify in effect many federal actions. As noted by the National Governor’s Association during the partial government shutdown of 2013, “states are partners with the federal government on most federal programs.”

Aug 18 00:02

Censorship is the New Front in the War on Consciousness

When a group of people gets together and conspires to deliberately restrict access to points-of-view, opinions, ideas, personalities and information, then those people are engaged in a struggle to control other’s perception of the world. -- Their aim is to control awareness of the diversity of possibilities in how the world is perceived. To shut down imagination. -- To control your consciousness of the world we all share.

Aug 17 15:41

How to Brainwash a Nation: 4-step process shared by ex-KGB agent

How Communist Doctrine Lives Within US Government

Aug 17 14:24

Corbyn’s UK Labour Party is being made to fail – by design

Jonathan Cook says by adopting the full Zionist definition of ‘anti-Semitism’, the UK Labour Party “will jettison the principle of free speech and curtail critical debate about… Israel’, and with it betray its grassroots supporters and Palestinian victims of Israeli crimes. >>

Aug 17 11:04

The 3 Trigger Terms Being Used to Stop Critical Thinking

Today, we find that thinking is a diminishing art, and in its place, sound bites and stop-thought terms are used to put the brakes on the mind. These terms are widely used as signals to prevent minds from looking too deeply at a topic or issue.

Aug 17 10:20

CNN: Antifa’s Violence Against ‘Bigots’ Is ‘Right’

Chris Cuomo announced Monday night that CNN will not condemn but instead justify political violence against anyone it defines as “bigots” — which, according to the network’s editorial tone over the past two years, signals open season on all Trump supporters for violent activists like Antifa and the Black Bloc.

To legitimize political violence, Cuomo said, “All punches are not equal morally… Drawing a moral equivalency between those espousing hate and those fighting it, because they both resort to violence emboldens hate, legitimized hateful belief and elevates what should be stamped out.”

This is a dramatic turning point for the far left. Not only is CNN offering moral cover for those who engage in political violence, but — thanks to the ever-widening definition of “hate” — CNN is also calling for the left’s political opponents to be “stamped out.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry Chris; I missed that. I was watching Spongebob Squarepants! :)

Aug 17 10:09

France 2 Goes Overboard With Institutional Putinophobia

On the face of it, it appears almost comical: Putin here, Putin there, Putin behind rigged polls, behind syringes that go astray, behind adulterated vaccines, solar flares, air pollution, global warming, scammed bank accounts, manipulated elections, Femen who commit suicide, economies that climb, economies that collapse … the list goes on, marching into wacko-land.

In short, Putin the bogeyman. Putin the Bad, with a capital B.

In Europe, in the Western world and particularly in our country, “putinophobia” has become institutional. If you want to be counted among the good people and beautiful people, it is imperative to sacrifice to it. All or nothing. The Zeitgeist is not into subtle nuance.

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Aug 17 10:00

Twitter Promptly Suspends Tesla Whistleblower Following Tweets About His Former Employer

Earlier tonight, Tripp took to his personal Twitter and began posting photos that he claims help back up some of the assertions that Tesla has denied. “Are you ready,” he asked his followers and proceeded to upload photos of what he claimed to be improperly handled cooling tubes, proof of damaged battery cells being reworked and installed in cars that were sold, and graphics about a high volume of scrap waste. Tripp made many other allegations but what might be his most jaw-dropping disclosure was a listing of Teslas that he claims were sold with “punctured / dented / damaged” batteries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, according to Twitter, you need permission to be a whistle-blower from the party you are blowing the whistle on!

Aug 17 09:58

Brennan Goes Nuclear After Losing Security Clearance, Pens Furious Screed In NYT

Trump revoked Brennan's clearance for what he called "unfounded and outrageous allegations" against his administration, while also announcing that the White House is evaluating whether to strip clearances from other former top officials.

Trump later told the Wall Street Journal his decision was connected to the ongoing federal probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and allegedly collusion by his presidential campaign.

“I call it the rigged witch hunt, (it) is a sham,” Trump said in an interview with the newspaper on Wednesday. “And these people led it.”

“It’s something that had to be done,” Trump added. -Reuters

Writing in the New York Times, Brennan - who led the CIA under President Obama, called Trump's denials of collusion with Russia "Hogwash," and vowed not to be silenced.

Aug 17 09:54

'Proving Trump Right': Twitter Abuzz Over Media Campaign Targeting US President

Several hundred outlets have decided to conduct coordinated attacks aimed at US President Donald Trump over his accusations that some US media report "fake news" and cite "nonexistent" anonymous sources.

On August 16, some 343 media outlets agreed to join a Boston Globe campaign aimed at publishing editorials denouncing what the media have called a "dirty war against the free press" allegedly organized by US President Donald Trump. The Globe claims that the current administration's policy is an organized "assault on the press" and is trying to portray it as the "enemy of the people."

Aug 17 09:53

Laura Ingraham: The media vs. Trump

Aug 17 09:23

‘Too Big to Fail’: RussiaGate One Year After VIPS Showed a Leak, Not a Hack

One year later, the VIPS memo contending that the DNC emails were leaked and not hacked has yet to be successfully challenged. Meanwhile, the country sinks deeper into the morass of the new McCarthyism.

Aug 17 08:19

CNN Español uses photo of pro-government rally in report about protest against Nicaraguan president

CNN’s Spanish-language site used an easily-identifiable photograph of a pro-government rally in a report detailing a protest against Nicaragua's president, sparking accusations of propaganda peddling and sloppy journalism.

Aug 17 06:58

Mysterious X-37B military space plane nears one year in orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B miniature space plane has winged past 340 days in orbit performing secretive duties during the program’s fifth flight.

Aug 17 00:26

American fascism

Few people ever come to the realism that big government in cooperation with big business (fascism) work together to perpetually extract labor, wealth and liberty from the people.-- The key to this conspiracy is to keep the people dependent on the government under what is euphemistically called “public policy.”

Aug 17 00:23

Sen. Schumer and cronies officially ‘declare’ that mainstream media is not the enemy

The Senate on Thursday went on record declaring “that the press is not the enemy of the people” – a rebuke to President Donald Trump, who declares the opposite on a regular basis.

Aug 17 00:07

Mozilla / Firefox goes all in for EVIL… pushes corporate news collusion to silence independent media

It’s time to dump Firefox. Like all the other tech giants, Mozilla is going to abuse and exploit its position of market dominance to control what you read, watch and hear. That’s pure evil, and it’s the kind of evil we’ve all now come to expect from Google, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Now you can add Mozilla to that list.

Aug 17 00:01

Modern Censorship Is Voluntary

Censorship is an enormous problem that the internet temporarily freed us from. Now we’re seeing the State leverage the tech giants to once again control the flow of information. All of us that are aware of this problem have the solution in our hands. Instead of worrying about it and complaining about it we should migrate off the websites that are being used as blinders and discover new platforms that are building a business around privacy and openness. These tools are available and the more quickly we all migrate to them the move value we will all receive from them. It’s time we all did our part. Just be prepared to read, see and hear ideas that one might not like.

Aug 16 15:20

Turkey Stocks, Lira Slide After Mnuchin Threatens More Sanctions

The Lira and Turkish stocks are sliding notably after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned that Washington is preparing more sanctions for Turkey due to the lack of progress on the release of Pastor Brunson.

Following a Turkish court's refusal yesterday to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, Mnuchin warned at a White House cabinet meeting today that U.S. has more sanctions prepared for Turkey if Brunson isn't quickly released.

Additionally, as Bloomberg reports, President Donald Trump said during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Thursday that Turkey hasn’t turned out to be a great friend to the U.S., and he complained that his administration secured the release of a Turkish citizen from an unnamed country on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s behalf.

“We got somebody out for him,” Trump said, from “some place,” but Turkey continues to hold pastor Andrew Brunson. It’s “not right” and a “terrible thing,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I might suggest that Turkey's Edrogan back down here; if economic destabilization does not work, look for DC to try something more drastic.

Aug 16 15:16

Matt Taibbi Warns Censorship Does Not End Well

After Trump’s shocking win in 2016, everyone turned to Facebook and Google to fix “fake news.” But nobody had a coherent definition of what constitutes it.

Many on the left lamented the Wikileaks releases of Democratic Party emails, but those documents were real news, and the complaint there was more about the motives of sources, and editorial emphasis, rather than accuracy.

When Google announced it was tightening its algorithm to push “more authoritative content” last April, it defined “fake news” as “…blatantly misleading, low quality, offensive or downright false information.”

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It isn’t clear, but within short order, a whole range of alternative sites (from Alternet to Truthdig to the World Socialist Website) started complaining about significant drops in traffic, apparently thanks to changed search processes.

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Aug 16 15:12

Pompeo Forms "Iran Action Group" To Coordinate All Iran Strategy, Reports Directly To White House

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that the United States has formed an "Iran Action Group" within the State Department to guide Washington's post-nuclear deal policy. The group will coordinate all activity and policy related to Iran, including inter-agency initiatives after President Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 nuclear deal in May.

Pompeo told reporters the action group would be "directing, reviewing and coordinating all aspects of the State Department's Iran-related activity."

It is to be headed by current State Department director of policy planning Brian Hook, who will in turn report directly to Pompeo. Hook has been a lead negotiator attempting to pressure European allies to significantly alter prior commitments related to the international deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look for the brilliantly coordinated demonization propaganda to start rolling out of the White House, Pentagon, State Department in huge fertilizer tubs soon, most probably after the Labor Day holiday.

What the hell has Iran actually done to deserve so much attention from the US government?!?!?

The short answer is, absolutely nothing; but of course, that will not be good enough for Israel, which wants to see Iran regime changed and balkanized.

But of course, Israel is ordering these actions from the US government only at the costs.... of American blood and American money.

Aug 16 15:03

Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon

Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details how Beijing is transforming its ground forces to "fight and win."

The annual report to Congress, released Thursday, highlights China's growing military, economic and diplomatic clout and how Beijing is leveraging this to rapidly build its international footprint and establish regional dominance.

In the case of China's air power, the report states that Chinese bombers are developing capabilities to hit targets as far from China as possible.

"Over the last three years, the PLA (People's Liberation Army) has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against US and allied targets," the document states, noting how China is pushing its operations out into the Pacific.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course, the US military is planning no such strikes against China or her allies in the Pacific?!?

Are we to congratulate the Pentagon for its magnificent grasp of the obvious?!?

Aug 16 14:57

Detroit Democrat Bettie Cook Scott on Her Asian Opponent: “Don’t Vote for the Ching-Chong”

Democrat Bettie Cook Scott stood outside the polling stations on Tuesday and urged voters not to cast a ballot for her Asian opponent.
Scott told the voters, “Don’t vote for ching-chang!” and don’t vote for “ching-chong.”

The Metro Times reported:

More than a dozen community groups have called on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) to apologize for a series of racial slurs sources say she used to describe her primary election opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit).

Scott is alleged to have referred to Chang as “ching-chang” and “the ching-chong” to multiple voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday’s election. She’s also said to have called one of Chang’s campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”

Chang and Scott were running in the Democratic primary for state Sen. District 1. Chang won the election with 49 percent of the vote; Scott came in third with 11 percent of the vote.

What a lovely gal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am appalled at this behaviour, on the part of Scott and her supporters.

Is THIS what the political process in this country has become, post the 2016 elections?!? Then God help us all!!

Aug 16 14:45

Turkey Ready for War, Says Erdogan, US Involved in Financial Warfare against Turkey

According to the Islamist Turkish newspaper Yeni Akit quoted by Ahvalnews, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an is ready for war.

“The secret to successful states is their readiness for war. We are ready with everything we have,” said Erdo?an on Monday in a meeting with ambassadors in Ankara.

According to reports, the US has instrumented a currency war targeted against the Turkish lira.

“Erdo?an’s comments come as the Turkish currency continues to slide against the U.S. dollar following Washington’s announcement of sanctions against Ankara this month”. Ahvalnews

The decline is indicated in the chart below (Bloomberg), from 4.85 Lira to the dollar on July 16 to approximately 5.94 Lira to the dollar on August 16.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Erdogan, a word, please: if one follows the injunction of Hammurabi's code, which advocated "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth", one winds up with a population which is blind and toothless.

So please, let's take a step back from the brink; you cannot get your NATO brothers to stand with you against the US; you do not have the resources
or wherewithal to fight the US militarily; so the only issue with which to "fight", if one can use that word, is economic.

And on that ground, you are losing, mightily.

I would respectfully suggest that Turkish and American ambassadors start speaking with each other, to ratchet down this war of words.

In the end, this posture on your part will only serve to cause the US government to attempt more destabilization against your country, possibly by inciting your Kurdish population to revolt; and if that were to happen, what would happen to your power base?!?

Aug 16 14:36

Israel Again Tests Chemical Weapons on Gaza Protesters

Also on Friday, a 14-year-old child inhaled an unknown neurotoxin that has left him in a coma.

The child’s father released this statement August 14th:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Josef Mengele would be so proud of these Israeli "medical experiments" on Palestinian kids!!!

Aug 16 14:31

US to Send More Marines to Norway, Angering Russia

In a move Russian officials immediately labeled as “unfriendly,” the Norwegian Defense Ministry has announced that the US will be more than doubling the number of Marines stationed inside Norway, bringing yet more combat troops to Russia’s northern border.

Officially, the US says the troops are there only for “training purposes.” Initially this was presented as a chance for the Marines to learn how to ski, in the event they are at some point doing alpine conflict. Norway’s officials similarly say this is not intended to target Russia.

Yet the US has, for years, been adding more and more troops to countries all along Russia’s frontier, and these deployments to Norway are expected to last at least five years, a long time to learn how to ski if they don’t figure that might include skiing into Russia for a war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Uh.... to teach US marines skiing?!?

This doesn't pass the "smell test"; sorry, Pentagon.

Aug 16 14:27

'You Won't See Your Kids': Reza Aslan Reveals He Was Detained by Shin Bet at Israeli Border

Aslan posted on Twitter that Peter Beinart's expose of his detention by the Shin Bet while entering Israel has prompted him to tell his own detention story.

(THREAD) Peter’s experience has spurred me to share mine.

2 weeks ago, as I was crossing back into Israel from Jordan, I was separated from my family and detained by Shin Bet. “We can make it so you don’t see your kids for a long time” I was warned.

The Shin Bet lady, who already knew everything about me and my family’s journey around the world, began with “You think because you’re a public person I can’t do whatever I want with you?”

I was floored. This is how interrogations begin in police states.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My dear Mr. Aslan, did you not understand that Israel has become one of the most Stazi-like nations on earth, and has devolved into an horrifically apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons?!?

How in the world could you NOT have known this?!?

But the question I would raise here, is... what else will you do with your new-found knowledge?!?

Most probably, if you want to keep your job, absolutely nothing; as we well understand, criticism of Israel, even for any absolutely legitimate reason, is the journalistic equivalent of swallowing the Koolaid.

Mike and I would love to see Israel, but because of the honest criticism we have leveled at the actions of its government against the Palestinians, even if we got to Ben Gurion Airport, we would most probably be beaten up within an inch of our lives, and turned back around.

Aug 16 14:04

US Military Spending Bill Could Target al-Jazeera as ‘Foreign Agent’

Foreign-owned media outlets that don’t always tow the line in the US could find themselves under dramatically increased scrutiny under the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with analysts predicting that al-Jazeera will be the first news media outlet to fall victim.

The NDAA provisions were designed by groups openly hostile to al-Jazeera, and are aimed at forcing the news outlet, and others, to register as “foreign agents” because of their ties to overseas governments, and especially because of their content.

Al-Jazeera is already facing hostility across the Middle East, because they’re based in Qatar, and Saudi Arabia really doesn’t like Qatar. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others called on the Justice Department to investigate al-Jazeera in particular for being “anti-semitic and anti-Israel,” saying they believe that makes it a ‘state-controlled propaganda arm.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from this government.

I would very much suggest to our readers and listeners that they read the foreign press in English is much as they can; it will give you some kind of clue about what the US government is doing that domestic outlets won't dare to mention (like the current US-enabled Saudi genocide in Yemen.)

Aug 16 14:00

Ann Coulter: Leftist Violence At UTR2 Vindicates Trump's 'Both Sides' Remark - One Side Didn't Even Show Up!

According to the media, the entire Democratic Party and two-thirds of the Republican Party, only one side was to blame for the chaos and violence in Charlottesville last year.

We were all agreed: Antifa are heroes. To condemn "both sides" was to cozy up to white supremacists.

This past weekend, we got to test that theory.

Aug 16 13:58

Saudis Spinning the Optics of Dead Schoolchildren

Why do Americans help manage their PR? This week in particular, our role has been shameful.

It has been a trying couple of weeks for Saudi Arabia. First, a tweet from an account associated with the Saudi government appeared to threaten Canada with a 9/11-style attack if they continued to “stick their nose where it doesn’t belong.” The infographic within the tweet featured an Air Canada jet flying towards the Toronto skyline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, the Saudis, with US "guidance" and mid-air refueling, bomb hospitals, schools, and school buses all the time in Yemen; in their minds, the assassination of innocent school children is utterly no big deal.

To paraphrase the American poet Gertrude Stein, "A genocide... is a genocide.. is a genocide.", pure and simple.

And with a genocide, you kill everyone you possibly can kill, right?!? Schoolkids, women, and the medically fragile elderly; all grist for the US-enabled Saudi death machine, right?!?

I don't know about you, but the cold, hard reality that the US government and military are enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen, troubles me very deeply.

Unfortunately, Mike and I are too broke, and too old, to take up residence in a country with the kind of moral compass which would never allow such a thing to happen.

And given that the Yemeni Houthi rebels have proven so resilient over the last 3 years, I have to wonder just why the B.O.Y. (AKA the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Arabia's Prince bin Salman) has not ordered a complete carpet bombing of the country; I am quite sure that his BFF, Amerika's Merchant of Death in Chief, President Trump, would authorize Raytheon's selling him thousands more bombs in a heartbeat if he wanted them... with which to kill more school children; women, and the medically fragile elderly.

And we have a companion piece to this, also courtesy of antiwar.com:

Slain bus full of children raises questions about the US role in Yemen war

Looks for those questions to go completely unanswered by this administration, which very much believes in killing for profit, and by the mantra "War is good for business!!"

Aug 16 13:49

Conspiracy of Silence - Full Banned Documentary (1994)

Conspiracy of Silence is a powerful, disturbing documentary revealing a U.S. child sex abuse and pedophilia ring that leads to the highest levels of government. Featuring intrepid investigator John DeCamp, a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran and 16-year Nebraska state senator, Conspiracy of Silence reveals how rogue elements at all levels of government have been involved in systematic child sex abuse and pedophilia to feed the base desires of key politicians.

Aug 16 13:41

Taliban Overrun Another Afghan Military Base, Killing 45 Troops

For the second time this week, Taliban insurgents attacked and overran an Afghan Army base in the country’s north, this time in Baghlan Province. The offensive lasted about five hours, and left the Taliban in control of the military base and a nearby police checkpoint.

Starting before dawn, Taliban fighters quickly overwhelmed the police checkpoint, killing nine police, then moved on to the army base. They got to the base in Baghlan-e Markazi District and took that as well, killing another 36 troops.

Baghlan Governor Abdul Hai Nemati says that reinforcements have been sent to try to recapture the area. Checkpoints in the area were reportedly set on fire by the Taliban, however, so not everything can be recovered

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this administration, coupled with NATO, had two brain cells to rub together on this issue, they would immediately evacuate their troops in Afghanistan out of the country as quickly as was safely possible, negotiating with whatever government was left standing in Kabul for the rights to the oil pipelines, rare earth minerals, and poppy production.

Of course... that... would be logical.

Aug 16 13:39

Omarosa was fired from the Clinton-Gore White House FOUR TIMES

Omarosa's Long History of Being Fired

Aug 16 13:29

United States SAFE Act In The Making: Penned & Promoted By Andrew Cuomo

If Democrats do in fact take over Congress, after the November 2018 midterm elections, and if Andrew Cuomo is elected to a third term as Governor of New York, Cuomo will be taking his plans for a National New York Safe Act to a receptive Congress, where he will lead the pack to destroy the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Of that, there can be no doubt.

Aug 16 13:21

Economic Contagion? Central Banks Are The Real Culprit

It would appear that the only “contagion” is that of central banks; most of all the Federal Reserve. Yet, all we hear about in the mainstream is talk on the trade war and linchpins like Turkey. The public is being regaled with lies, conditioned to accept false explanations about the true cause of a crisis that is about to occur; a crisis which central bankers are deliberately engineering so that they can later promote the philosophy of "simplification" and one-world centralization as a cure-all.

Aug 16 13:17

REPORT SHOWS FDA MANIPULATING AND IGNORING SCIENCE ON KRATOM

In a detailed white paper released today, AKA scientists and attorneys claim, “The FDA has also misled the DEA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) with incomplete, inaccurate, extrapolated, and distorted information on adverse events and deaths allegedly associated with the use of kratom to encourage unwarranted legislative and regulatory restrictions on kratom at the federal, state, and local government levels.

The most egregious examples cited by AKA include cases where:

• The FDA failed to adequately disclose and account for material facts from the peer-reviewed Case Report of nine deaths in Sweden that were published in 2011 in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology. That report concluded the deaths were actually the result of adulteration of kratom powder with a toxic dose of O-desmethyltramadol.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why are the drug companies so afraid of this herb to the point of wanting to schedule it?!?

Because when used judiciously and carefully, it can assist in managing pain and stress, without the need of going to a prescription painkiller.

But in looking at using this, there are two things you have to understand, absolutely; the first is the correct dosage for your body weight, and the second is, the quality of the kratom you are buying.

Aug 16 13:05

US OFFICIALS WARN OF "DISTURBING" RUSSIAN SPACE WEAPONS AT UN CONFERENCE

US officials at a UN conference expressed “deep suspicion” of Russia for its advancement in the creation of “space weapons.”

Assistant Secretary of State Yleem Poblete called Russia’s developments “disturbing.”

Russian officials dismissed the claims as “unfounded and slanderous,” saying they want to avoid a new arms race in outer space. US officials say a new Russian satellite is acting “abnormal” and they are alleging that to be evidence of weaponry.

In reality, the US interest in hyping Russian space weapons is fairly transparently an attempt to bring new attention to the militarization of space, as President Trump has been very keen to establish an enormous Space Force, and failed to get Congressional funding.

Selling the Space Force to the public and the legislature is contingent on it being used for something.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only thing "disturbing" to the US government, is that the US military, apparently, doesn't have these alleged weapons yet.

Aug 16 13:02

DEAF 76-YEAR-OLD WOMAN KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS AND ARRESTED OVER ALLEGED JAYWALKING

“Despite recognizing that Mrs. Jin could not hear or understand him, Officer Corvello made no attempts to effectively communicate with Mrs. Jin at any point before or during her arrest,” the suit states.

Within minutes of Corvello watching an elderly deaf woman cross the road with her groceries, Jin found herself surrounded by police — for jaywalking. As officers arrived, they searched Jin and all of her groceries. During the search, Jin produced her California identification card, disabled senior citizen bus pass, and a handwritten card with the name and phone number of Jin’s daughter for emergencies.

According to the lawsuit, Jin was terrified and begged the cops not to hurt her but this was to no avail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So this... is what "to protect and serve" looks like these days in California.

Aug 16 12:58

LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED OVER $3 BILLION IN GOVT CONTRACTS IN JUST TWO DAYS, AS MILITARY FRETS ABOUT RUSSIAN, CHINESE ADVANCES

The U.S. Air Force announced within the span of two days earlier this week that it had awarded over $3.3 billion in contracts to U.S. weapons giant Lockheed Martin. The first of these contracts, totaling $480 million, was announced on Monday and tasked Lockheed with designing a new “hypersonic” missile. The new missile, known as the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW), is the second “hypersonic” missile under development at Lockheed, as the U.S. Air Force awarded a $928 million contract to the company this past April to develop the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW) program.

The second contract, totaling a sizable $2.9 billion, was awarded to Lockheed on Tuesday and tasks the company with creating three missile-warning satellites, with each satellite set to cost just under $1 billion each.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem isn't that the Russians and Chinese military have these weapons; the problem is the US defense industry has felt no compulsion to provide this country with the "edge" it needs to stay a step ahead of these Russian and Chinese weaponry developments.

Aug 16 12:32

FRACKING WASTEWATER SPIKES 1,440% IN HALF DECADE

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period.

Over the same time, the total amount of water used for fracking rose roughly half as much, 770 percent, according to the paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

"Previous studies suggested hydraulic fracturing does not use significantly more water than other energy sources, but those findings were based only on aggregated data from the early years of fracking," Avner Vengosh, professor of geochemistry and water quality at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, said in a statement. "After more than a decade of fracking operation, we now have more years of data to draw upon from multiple verifiable sources."

The researchers predict that spike in water use will continue to climb.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has got to be lousy for the general environment, and for people who live anywhere near these fracking sites.

Aug 16 12:29

WEED-KILLING CARCINOGEN GLYPHOSATE FOUND IN CHILDREN'S FOODS: SOURCE: MAC SLAVO VIA SHTFPLAN.COM

The known carcinogen and infamous weed killing chemical glyphosate has just been found in breakfast foods marketed for children. A new study has discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas, and snack bars.

Concern over glyphosate has continued to grow in the United States in recent years. Although the chemical may be safe in some amounts to spray on weeds if certain safety precautions are taken, it is probably a lot more dangerous if it’s ingested by a child. Most disturbing, however, is the fact that thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels of glyphosate that were higher than what many scientists consider safe for children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there was EVER a corporation utterly and completely deserving of being sued out of existence, that corporation is Monsanto, for cooking the numbers on their own research, and lying about the statistics of how bad this product is for humankind.

Aug 16 12:23

PEPE ESCOBAR: ECONOMIC WAR ON IRAN IS WAR ON EURASIAN INTEGRATION

Hysteria reigned supreme after the first round of US sanctions were reinstated against Iran over the past week. War scenarios abound, and yet the key aspect of the economic war unleashed by the Trump administration has been overlooked: Iran is a major piece in a much larger chessboard.

The US sanctions offensive, launched after Washington’s unilateral pullout from the Iran nuclear deal, should be interpreted as an advance gambit in the New Great Game at whose center lies China’s New Silk Road – arguably the most important infrastructure project of the 21st century — and overall Eurasia integration.

The Trump administration’s maneuvers are a testament to how China’s New Silk Road, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), threaten the US establishment.

Aug 16 11:41

New Mexico Judge Cries Islamophobia In Decision To Free Jihadi Compound Suspects

Reactions have ranged from shock to disbelief at a New Mexico judge's decision to free five suspects operating a heavily armed camp where prosecutors allege 11 malnourished children were being trained for jihad while on the FBI's radar.

Despite authorities finding the decomposing body of a three-year-old boy who was reportedly killed in a ritual ceremony by his father - the son of a famous Imam, who claimed his seizure-stricken child would resurrect as Jesus and use his psychic powers to help the group target "corrupt institutions and people" with "violent actions," and despite a letter from one suspect to his brother inviting him to "die as a martyr," New Mexico judge Sarah Backus on Monday released five alleged Muslim extremists on a $20,000 "signature bond" (meaning they don't have to pay it) - while effectively admonishing the prosecution for Islamophobia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The FBI knew about this camp all along and the judge let's them walk? Was this an FBI setup for more false-flags that got blown?

Aug 16 11:35

The Politically Correct Western Media Keeps Covering Up Violent Attacks by Extremists

All over the world, specifically motivated arson attacks, shootings, knifings, and gang violence eruptions are occurring. But mainstream media outlets in Europe, Australia, Canada, and the US are reluctant to report the stories without a pro-immigration bias, quietly glossing over the common thread in the attacks. Extremists with ties to Northern Africa seem to be waging a war, but you won’t hear this from the media or the respective governments.

Aug 16 11:34

Ex-CIA Officer: Russiagate Proponent Bill Browder ‘Should be in Jail'

The only way to topple Bill Browder's anti-Russia narrative is to get both the mainstream media and members of the US Congress to start looking into the US financier's claims and publicly question them, Philip Giraldi, a former CIA case officer and US Army intelligence officer, told Sputnik.

Browder established Hermitage Capital Management, an investment fund and asset management company, in the late 1990s in Moscow with fellow co-founder Edmond Safra. The company was a thriving business up until November 2005, when it was blacklisted by Russian officials for being a national security threat to the country.

Two years later, Browder's company was raided by Russian authorities, who obtained several documents, including some relating to three of his holding companies. According to Browder, the seized paperwork allowed these so-called corrupt officials to claim a rebate of $230 million from the Russian state treasury.

Aug 16 11:29

Omarosa Leaks Audio of Lara Trump Offering Her Campaign Job

“The Apprentice” villain just went on the left-leaning network to drop her latest recording. And this one went off like a dud. Omarosa’s target this time was Lara Trump, wife of Eric Trump. Lara Trump apparently offered her a job after she was fired from the White House. MSNBC was nice enough to provide the details in the helpful form of tweets/memes:

Aug 16 11:05

Tompkins: Nationwide Anti-Trump Editorial Blitz Just More Proof Journalists Don't Listen

At the start of the week when we covered The Boston Globe's 'call to action' for the nation's newspapers to collude to fight back against what they called Trump's "dirty war against the free press" the number of publications involved was at around 100, as the Globe's deputy editorial page editor, said at the time, "we have more than 100 publications signed up, and I expect that number to grow in the coming days."

That figure has indeed grown, more than tripling as of Wednesday to 350, according to statements from Boston Globe staff leading the project, and will potentially be even greater by Thursday morning, when the coordinated editorials are set to run nationwide.

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