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Oct 29 13:53

Watch Live: Boeing CEO Testify In Front Of Senate - "We Made Mistakes"

Boeing's CEO is set to appear before the Senate Commerce committee today to address the controversy surrounding the two fatal 737 Max crashes that took the lives of 346 people. According to Bloomberg, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg will also address new allegations that the company withheld safety information from regulators subsequent to the crashes, a story we first reported on about two weeks ago.

He will be the first official from Boeing to testify publicly, and the company's storied history and now-tarnished reputation (not to mention Muilenburg's job) may hang in the balance.

Muilenberg's upcoming testimony, released by the company on Monday, states: "We know we made mistakes and got some things wrong. We own that, and we are fixing them. We have developed improvements to the 737 Max to ensure that accidents like these never happen again."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a companion piece from drudge.com, which I am linking to here:

Families Confront Boeing CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, on Capital Hill with Photos of 737 Max Crash Victims

These people are all dead, because Boeing executives signed off on unsafe practices, equipment, and procedures, and tried to lie about doing so.

I know that this will not happen, but in my world, every single executive who knowingly signed off on these should be tried and convicted by a jury of their peers, on some form of corporate negligence manslaughter, and serve the hardest time possible.

That just might give airline executives pause before doing something similarly, and collectively stupid, when it comes to the safety of their passengers.

Oct 29 13:39

Former VP Joseph Biden's CFR Launch wrt Ukraine

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please watch this, to the bitter end, to determine if Biden't attempted shakedown of the Ukrainian government actually happened, or not.

Then send it to a couple of friends; every single thinking American needs to see this!!

Oct 29 13:19

The Cost of Climate Change Indoctrination

From a comment on Facebook from Jeff McQueen:

After our daughter of fifteen years of age was moved to tears by the speech of Greta Thunberg at the UN the other day, she became angry with our generation “who had been doing nothing for thirty years.”

So, we decided to help her prevent what the girl on TV announced of “massive eradication and the disappearance of entire ecosystems.”

We are now committed to give our daughter a future again, by doing our part to help cool the planet four degrees.

From now on she will go to school on a bicycle, because driving her by car costs fuel, and fuel puts emissions into the atmosphere. Of course it will be winter soon and then she will want to go by bus, but only as long as it is a diesel bus.

Somehow, that does not seem to be conducive to ‘helping the Climate’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please read this through to its end; this is a wickedly funny piece a friend of ours just sent us, and I hope that you will howling, by the time you finish.

I hope it puts as much of a smile on your face, as it did mine!! :-)

Oct 29 10:01

More Than Half Of Americans Want The Government To Censor Speech

The results of a new survey are truly disturbing. It was discovered that more than half of Americans want themselves, others, and the media censored by the government. Unfortunately, instead of learning from history, people are actually asking for a repeat of Nazi Germany or the gulags of the Soviet Union.

The First Amendment, which guarantees Americans freedom of speech, should be overhauled to reflect current cultural norms, according to 51 percent of the respondents to a survey published on Wednesday by the Campaign for Free Speech. The campaign is hoping to call attention to the dire state of Americans’ preeminent civil rights with the poll, which breaks down opposition along gender, race, class, and educational lines.

History will continue to repeat until humans learn the lessons of the past. Censorship is always necessary for tyranny to thrive.

Oct 29 06:31

Who do you say you are in this planetary shitstorm of psychopathic lies versus breakthrough potential? A being of love and truth, minion of evil, or obedient sheeple?

“There are some questions we all answer, but few ask.”
~ Michael Faraday (unsourced) on a UCLA building

“There are three scales of intelligence:
one which understands by itself,
a second which understands what is shown it by others,
and a third which understands neither by itself nor on the showing of others.”
~Niccolò Machiavelli. The Prince, Chapter XXII, page 172 (London: Oxford University Press, 1913, translated by Ninian Hill Thomson)

I started writing in 2004 when all the War on Terror lies exceeded my working memory as a high school teacher of history, government, and economics. It took me 41 pages to document the “official” lies in that White Paper later circulated among interested Members of Congress.

Oct 29 05:13

The Real News Is What is not in the News

By Gary D. Barnett
So what is not in the mainstream news?

Julian Assange is not in the news. This hero who simply told the truth and exposed the U.S. military and political scum for what they really are, has been almost totally ignored by the media. He was forced into isolation for years, then taken prisoner, drugged, tortured, and is on the verge of death, but news about his plight is not to be found in any mainstream publication.“Only those who do not wish to see can be deceived.” ~ Dianna Hardy, Saving Eve

It has been said that hidden truths are unspoken lies. There are plenty of lies in the mainstream news today, whether it is related to politics and politicians, to important events, to war, to economic trickery and deceit, and on and on, but what about the truths that are hidden from view? These are lies as well, but these lies hold dark secrets, as lies of omission are the most sinister of all.
October 29, 2019

Oct 29 05:09

Wikileaks Reveals OPCW Falsified Reports to Blame Syrian Government Instead of Western Backed-Jihadis!

Federico Pieraccini
October 29, 2019

The revelations – studiously ignored by the mainstream media – shed a light on the tangled web weaved by the complicit media and the West’s shameless hypocrisy, involving the OPCW, Wikileaks and Julian Assange’s illegal detention.

A whistleblower from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) delivered to Wikileaks authentic documents to do with investigations into the Douma bombing in Syria in 2018.

Oct 29 05:05

Something Stinks in Syria’s Oil Fields

When the US “withdrew” from Syria, Donald Trump announced that he had secured Syria’s oil from ISIS and was protecting it.
Further announcements indicated the US was leaving 500 troops there and would be moving in heavy armor, this being done well outside the purview of agreements with Russia and certainly in violation of Syria’s sovereignty.

Behind it all, we have the very long history of oil theft in the region but first we are going to touch on recent statements made by President Assad who asserted that Turkey, under Erdogan, had stolen billions in Syrian assets, entire factories, oil, wheat, antiquities, and more.

I had gone over existing lists with Dr. Najm, then Minister of Justice, now a law professor in Damascus and columnist for Veterans Today.

Oct 29 04:58

ISIS Leader Killed? Trump’s Dubious Announcement

Whether Baghdadi or others headed ISIS leaves unexplained that the terror group was created, supported and controlled by the US, their fighters used as proxy troops, deployed to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and elsewhere, aided by Pentagon terror-bombing.

Trump’s Sunday announcement about the alleged elimination of Baghdadi was a political stunt, diverting attention momentarily from Dem efforts to remove him by impeachment, along with aiming to boost his reelection campaign — by falsely claiming he’s combatting terrorism, the scourge created and supported by the US.

Oct 29 04:38

They Live, We Sleep: Beware the Growing Evil in Our Midst

“You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they’re people just like you. You’re wrong. Dead wrong.” — They Live
All is not as it seems.

This is the premise of John Carpenter’s film They Live, which was released more than 30 years ago, and remains unnervingly, chillingly appropriate for our modern age.

We’re living in two worlds, you and I.

There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the latter of which is a far cry from the propaganda-driven reality manufactured by the government and its corporate sponsors, including the media.

Oct 28 11:15

MORE PROOF TRUMP IS THE "CONTROLLED OPPOSITION" AFTER ALL

By Brandon Smith
From Bob Livingstone's Personal Liberty Alerts

In the summer of 2016 during the election campaign I examined the Trump phenomenon and how it relates to the globalist narrative. I concluded that Trump would be president based on the fact that having a (supposedly) hardcore nationalist and populist conservative in the White House over the next four years would actually be highly beneficial to the elites. At the time the Federal Reserve was getting ready to tighten liquidity, which would inevitably lead to market volatility and a crash in fundamentals. By the end of Trump's first term, or perhaps at the beginning of his second term, the recessionary crisis would become obvious to the general public. Trump, and all conservatives, would be blamed for the resulting disaster that the banking elites engineered.

Oct 28 11:11

How US Flooded the World with Psyops

Special Report: The mainstream U.S. media obsesses over Russian “propaganda” yet the U.S. government created a “psyops” bureaucracy three decades ago to flood the world with dubious information, reports Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

Newly declassified documents from the Reagan presidential library help explain how the U.S. government developed its sophisticated psychological operations capabilities that – over the past three decades – have created an alternative reality both for people in targeted countries and for American citizens, a structure that expanded U.S. influence abroad and quieted dissent at home.

Oct 28 11:10

Globalist Trump Fake Left-Right Paradigm Psyop Against Real Truthers Continues

Some food for thought.

What you're seeing in the controlled opposition fake internet war is a continued attempt by Bilderberg Kissenger-Trump. To completely co-opt the conspiracy movement. Which they tried before. When Edifying Others original main channel was censored and never brought back. Over reporting on the globalists Trump wanting a sole Trump fake conspiracy channel. Now again, the globalist are faking another fake Alex Jones shutdown. As the pretext to shutdown real truther channels exposing the masonic paradigm fraud. While desiring to leave their controlled opposition as the sole outlets for news. In an attempt to continue globalist Trump faking his way through his duplicitous presidency as a nationalist, only to promote globalist wars and their agenda.
https://steemit.com/freedom/@newsandviews/the-trump-q-anon-psyop-good-...

Oct 28 10:07

WATCH: Canadian Professor Lost Her Job for Telling the Truth About ‘Endangered’ Polar Bears

A Canadian university has frozen a zoologist out of her adjunct professor post as punishment for saying the unsayable about polar bears: that populations are thriving; that they are not endangered; that stories about how they are being caused to starve by melting summer sea ice are junk science #FakeNews.

Oct 28 06:06

Julian Assange’s Extradition Case is a Show Trial

The worst moment was one of a number of ‘worst’ moments. I have sat in many courtrooms and seen judges abuse their positions, This judge, Vanessa Baraitser– actually she isn’t a judge at all; she’s a magistrate — shocked all of us who were there.

Her face was a progression of sneers and imperious indifference; she addressed Julian with an arrogance that reminded me of a magistrate presiding over apartheid South Africa’s Race Classification Board. When Julian struggled to speak, he couldn’t get words out, even stumbling over his name and date of birth.

When he spoke truth and when his barrister spoke, Baraister contrived boredom; when the prosecuting barrister spoke, she was attentive. She had nothing to do; it was demonstrably preordained. In the table in front of us were a handful of American officials, whose directions to the prosecutor were carried by his junior; back and forth this young woman went, delivering instructions.

Oct 28 04:42

Saudi Prince Tells U.S. Congress to Get Over Its Frustrations

Prince Turki criticized congressional representatives on Wednesday for the “horror” and “disdain” they express for Saudi Arabia, saying U.S. lawmakers are unable to perform their jobs to address “issues of racism and racial inequality” and to reform gun ownership laws. He also said that most U.S. media has a “consistently blinkered view” of Saudi Arabia, one that portrays negative events in the kingdom as “being the norm.”

The murder last year of Khashoggi, a U.S resident and Washington Post columnist, as well as the long-running war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the detention of Saudi female activists have all strained the kingdom’s relations with much of the Washington establishment outside the White House. Senior lawmakers in both parties remain unified on the issue of punishing the kingdom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prince Turki, a moment of your time, please; you see, unlike your Kingdom, where people have utterly no right to either dissent, or to have any choice in those who represent them, there is something to be said about the way in which the US government was originally set up, as a representative government.

It is not that way now, but it used to be.

Yes, this country has a long way to go to deliver on many of its promises to all of its citizens.

But that being said, your Grace, it appears to many Americans that what you are experiencing, in Saudi Arabia, is a moment where intense, unbridaled tribal Feudalism is butting heads heads with 21st century, and the results just look pretty damned ugly, particularly with a 24/7 news cycle, which does, occasionally get it right about your country.

Shall we go over some of those issues, before I get to Yemen, please?!? Gee, I KNEW would understand, Prince; thanks.

Saudi "therapist" advises men on how to beat their wives

Saudi Arabia; 10 reasons why women flee

Religion in Saudi Arabia (where practitioners of other faiths are forced to worship in private, and can get assassinated for attempting to convert a Muslim away from their faith

And of course, there's that wonderful nicety your country's "flavor" of Wahhabism still encourages, that of female genital mutilation.

The Prevelance of Femail Genital Mutialtion in Saudi Arabia

Do I have your attention, right now, Prince Turki?!?

Can you tell me, Your Highness, that NONE of the above is true, with a straight face, when you understand that the entire world, looks at your country aghast, because of its denials of basic human rights, particularly when it comes peaceful freedom of expression; faith; to representative government, and to women?!?

So now, let's "talk turkey", Prince Turki, about your country's latest meltdown, and I am addressing the war in Yemen; three years on, and even with the best US-enabled weaponry and military assistance, you have not been able to get Yemen forces to yield.

In fact, as of late, you have experienced some rather horriific bombings on home turf, which apparently you never expected.

Yemeni women, children, and the medically fragile elderly all are getting assassinated with absolutely zero discrimination; and sir, I will have to tell you, I hate putting up the following images of what life looks like on the ground for the Yemeni people you are killing; but I promise that I will stop posting these the moment you stop assassinating children, women, and the medically infirm in this country, OK?!?

Yemeni Children, getting blown up with Saudi bombs and killed outright, or crippled for life

Yemeni children, dying of hunger, courtesy of Saudi/US Port blockades, so no desperately needed food can come through

Images: Yemeni children dying of cholera, because Yemen's water infrastructure has been destroyed, and the water possibly weaponized

Finally, Prince Turki, I would suggest to you, and this is something you most probably already understand; everything has a life cycle, from people; to governments; to planets; and for the stars themselves.

But I can promise you that history .... will not be particularly kind to you, nor toward the incessantly brutal regime for which you are "carrying water", here in the US.

Oh yes, later this week, the weapons makers will take your money for their bombs, and convince themselves that they have done "something of value" for "stability" in the region; of course, the sheer, stark reality here is, they have done nothing of the kind, except to insure that this genocide in Yemen is going to continue, and God only knows for how long.

So it is fine with me, if you scold our (theoretically) elected government officials, and those corporations they serve; to "get over it" regarding the assassination of Kashoggi and your war in Yemen; as we both understand, any reasonable read of US history suggests that assassinations have been part of statescraft for the US for some time.

but please, sir, do NOT tell me, as a Christian Pacifist Activist to "get over it" when, by collaborating with Saudi Forces in Yemen, this country, whose nationality I share, becomes guilty of war crimes. as it unfortunately has many times over in its history.

Oct 28 03:26

95 Demonstrators Injured in Gaza Protests: Protests Mark the 80th Friday of the Great March of Return

This past Friday marked the 80th Great March of Return in the occupied Gaza Strip. Since March 2018, protesters have gathered near the Israel border fence every Friday. Israeli forces have killed over 300 Gazans since the protests started, most near the border fence.

At the most recent demonstrations, 95 protesters were injured, among them 43 children, 2 paramedics, and a journalist. 36 of those wounded were shot with live bullets, the rest either hit with rubber bullets or tear gas canisters.

Demonstrators are demanding an end to the blockade that has been in effect since 2007. The economy of Gaza is in dire straits, unemployment is around 50 percent, and about 70 percent for the occupied territories’ youth.

Israeli forces have killed children, journalists, paramedics, and disabled people since the protests began. In February, the UN released a report accusing Israeli soldiers of war crimes for how they targeted the civilian protesters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What else can we expect from a hideously apartheid, self-declared theocracy with nuclear weapons?!?

This is why the BDS movement needs to move forward, and rapidly; most Israelis speak Hebrew, but are bilingual in economics.

Oct 28 03:19

India, Pakistan Slowly Inching Towards Limited Scale Military Conflict

New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Pakistan are doing little to deescalate their border conflict, and the situation on the ground appears to be worsening with each passing week.

At least four civilians have been killed since Thursday and several injured in heavy shelling and firing at different sectors along the Line of Control (LoC), the de-facto border that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

A worrying development is the high and consistent use of artillery by both sides. In previous periods of tension the use of artillery was quite limited and would usually end up with a flag-meet. But this time, the situation seems different.

Pakistan administered Kashmir a Terrorist Controlled Country: Indian Army chief

Speaking at an army function in New Delhi on Friday, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat categorically stated that Pakistan administered Kashmir is “illegally occupied by Pakistan and being controlled by terrorists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping that some of the folks I look on as "The Adults in the Room" on geopolitics, will work the phones like crazy to calm the environment down here, and get each country to back off this prelude/dance toward war.

(Russia's President Putin) Vlad, and Sergei (His Foreign Secretary, Lavrov) you gentlemen know what I mean; please.

Such a war would be an absolute and unthinkable horror for not only for the region, but would also most probably set the entire world on fire.

Oct 28 03:08

IRAQ DEPLOYS ELITE COUNTER-TERRORISM UNIT TO PROTECT STATE BUILDINGS AS CHAOTIC PROTESTS ROCK BAGHDAD

SOURCE: RT
As anti-government unrest in Iraq continues, authorities have ordered a counter-terrorism force to help restore security in Baghdad. The turmoil is the latest political crisis to hit Iraq after the US-led invasion in 2003.
"Counter-Terrorism Service forces have been deployed in some areas of Baghdad to protect state buildings from undisciplined elements taking advantage of security forces being busy with protecting protests and protesters," the unit said in a statement.

Two sources who spoke to Reuters said the elite troops had been instructed to "use all necessary measures" to end ongoing protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government.

As many as 67 Iraqis have been killed in two days of protests, according to reports. The anti-government demonstrations, which began in early October, are believed to have already killed more than 100 people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cui Bono?!?

Who benefits from this unrest?!?

As these demonstrations attest, someone is hell-bent to remove any last facade as to how non brilliantly the US "Pacification" of Iraq has gone, with the country's people experiencing daily slides into more poverty, corruption, and more skirmishes with government officials.

But even these alleged "Elite Units" of the Iraqi Military security forces, are having trouble, holding their own, as witnessed by this article, published barely 24 hours ago:

Anti-Government Protestors Defy Bloody Crackdown in Iraq

And what if these Iraqi forces are unable to put down the unrest, what does the US government's military say to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government?!?

It will most probably say, that in light of the fact that Iraq still cannot protect itself from protestors, US troops will remain in Iraq on a (semi) permanent basis.

Oct 28 02:53

US TRIES TO REVERSE SYRIAN FORTUNES WITH “BAGHDADI RAID”

SOURCE: NEW EASTERN OUTLOOK

Timing is Everything

The supposed military operation – unfolding just miles from the Syrian-Turkish border – comes at a time when the prospects of America’s proxy war in Syria have reached all time lows.

First – US proxy forces jointly armed and aided by Turkey as well as other US allies – have been all but eliminated from the battlefield with their remnants residing in Idlib, increasingly encircled by Syrian forces.

Attempts by the US to intervene in Syria directly to oversee the overthrow of the government in Damascus was also thwarted by Russia’s military intervention beginning in 2015.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To whoever wrote this, (who must have "male attributes" of titanium, which click mightily when they walk),an industrial strength, major congrats for calling this what it most probably is; an elaborate hoax, to forward a US corporate/governmental agenda.

Oct 28 02:40

TULSI GABBARD NEEDS TO BE STOPPED... SHE'S TELLING PEOPLE THE TRUTH ABOUT US WARS

SOURCE: FINIAN CUNNINGHAM VIA THE STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION
No wonder Democratic Party bosses and mainstream media are trying to bury presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard. She is the only candidate, perhaps the only politician in the US, who is telling the American public exactly what they need to know about what their government and military are really up to: fighting illegal regime-change wars, and to boot, sponsoring terrorists for that purpose.

It didn’t come much clearer nor more explicit than when Gabbard fired up the Democratic TV debate this week. It was billed as the biggest televised presidential debate ever, and the Hawaii Representative told some prime-time home-truths to the nation:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gabbard has been the only one telling the truth about these wars in these debates; and as a combat Vet who has actually SEEN combat, my bets are on her assessments right now.

IF I had the power to do so, I would introduce a national legislation requiring all currently serving members in the House, Senate, and White House, to have their kids drafted first, and serving on the front lines, throughout any war the US may conjure in the future.

When you're playing with the lives of kids whose parents you don't know, and probably never will, that phrase "collateral damage" doesn't mean much, other than an academic whitewash of murder.

And I know this kind of legislation has as much chance of getting passed, and not vetoed, as does pigs discovering that they are aerodynamic.

But I would almost be willing to bet that, if it becomes their kids, or other peoples' kids whose parents they know in Congress or in the Administration, who will be heading up the front lines of these despicable wars for profit, suddenly, we will be finding a multiplicity of other ways to achieve what leadership of the US wants to achieve economically and geopolitically.

Oct 28 02:17

TRUMP’S PLAN TO TAKE SYRIAN OIL SLAMMED AS ‘CLEAR VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW’ AND ‘IMPERIAL LOOTING’

President Donald Trump announced plans to violate several longstanding tenets of international law on Sunday morning during a controversial press conference celebrating the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, legal experts say.

“We are leaving soldiers to secure the oil,” Trump said. “And we may have to fight for the oil. Maybe somebody else wants the oil, in which case they have a hell of a fight.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) To the legal-eagle minions surrounding President Trump who have advised him that this is a completely reasonable; lawful; and moral; why the hell are you feeding the man this codswallop that this is a perfectly legal thing to do, under international law?!?

Can Trump's real supporters who actually care about Trump's "legacy" as President, PLEASE, gently remove these people from Trump's presence, and put them into the " Rubber Room Wing" of the White House (it's GOT to have one, by now), feed them brilliantly, keep them comfortable and healthy, but primarily safe from expounding upon any position on international law for, oh...let's say... the next one hundred years or so?!?

Because my big question on this planned US move, is to ask Russia's President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov, precisely what they are going to do about this, to disabuse President Trump from this notion that it is perfectly swell to do this to a sovereign country with which we are not (at the moment) at war?!?

Lord, PLEASE tell me that Trump is not ready to march into Syria for its oil, only to encounter a shooting war with the Russians; the US military does not have the money; the manufacturing; the weaponry; or the troop strength, to bring a successful outcome to a conventional war with Russia over Syria's oil.

Oct 28 02:00

SOURCE: IMGUR

SOURCE: IMGUR
ISIS leader has been killed... for the 6th time. Are they trying to distract us from something?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are a number of things I find very disturbing in the narrative, including, of course, that this is the 6th time this guy has allegedly been killed; and again, killed by being blown to smithereens, courtesy of the US attack team, coupled by the effects of the explosive belt he was allegedly wearing at the time.

How would the US have confirmed that it was actually him, without dental records, or DNA?!?

One has to confess, that comparing the earlier pics of the guy, more current images suggest that he had turned into rather one very heavy, if not morbidly obese, person; so my question is, was it the same person as the person who was depicted in those earlier photos?!?

But what about the kids he allegedly killed with him?!? Are these children merely collateral damage, and no one knew quite who they were, or what their relationship with Al Baghdadi was?!?

And of course, underlying my concerns here, is the reality, that whoever President Obama got shot up, in Abbotabad, Pakistan, was NOT Bin Laden; the guy died of natural causes in December of 2001.

Bin Laden died in Afghanistan in 2001, not in 2011 in Pakistan: American scholar

Osama Bin Laden has been dead since December 2001

And it is very interesting to me, what was done with what should have been "evidence" from the alleged hit on Bin Laden in Abbotabad, Pakistan: if, in fact, the US military got "the right person" here, why would these images be subject to a purge?!?

This article goes on to state:

"US military chief ordered his subordinates to destroy any photographs of Osama bin Laden's body or give them to the CIA. Eleven days after the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011, the US military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA, according to a newly released email.

The email was obtained under a freedom of information request by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch. The document, released on Monday by the group, shows that Admiral William McRaven, who heads the US Special Operations Command, told military officers on 13 May 2011 that photos of Bin Laden's remains should have been sent to the CIA or already destroyed. Bin Laden was killed by a special ops team in Pakistan on 2 May 2011.

McRaven's order to purge the bin Laden material came 10 days after the Associated Press asked for the photos and other documents under the US Freedom of Information Act. Typically, when a freedom of information request is filed to a government agency under the Federal Records Act, the agency is obliged to preserve the material sought – even if the agency later denies the request."

I am almost ready to bet, that if any FOIAs come forward for the alleged (and of course, 6th, definitive) assassination of Al Baghdadi come forward, that we can look at a purge of any imagery which President Trump may have actually viewed from the Situation Room.

After all, Americans have become singularly accustomed to its government lying to them, to start wars and/or occupations of places with specific, extensive natural resources ; it will be interesting to see where President Trump and his "Spin Cycle Team", take this.

And a companion piece, also at blacklistednews.com, has this take on the alleged assassination:

"NO PROOF": RUSSIA DISMISSES TRUMP'S BAGHDADI VICTORY LAP AS ‘PROPAGANDA’ The article goes on to state: "SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE
Moscow is dismissing President Trump's celebratory statements on the US special forces raid which allegedly killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as but premature 'propaganda'.

Detailing some of the dismissive statements to come out of Russia hours following the major White House announcement of the terror's leader's death — or what's become the Trump administration's own "bin Laden moment" — The Daily Beast cites Russian state TV correspondent in the United States Denis Davydov as saying “Trump has elections coming up in a year and this announcement of al-Baghdadi’s liquidation will add some points for the Commander-in-Chief.”

Oct 28 01:19

PG&E SHUTDOWNS SPREAD ACROSS BAY AREA, MORE MAY COME THIS WEEK

SOURCE: MERCURY NEWS
Nearly 1 million Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers across the Bay Area and elsewhere in Northern California start their first full day without power Sunday and the utility has warned it could do another round of shutdowns if winds pick up later in the week.

The North Bay and northern Sierra foothills were among the first areas to lose power about 5 p.m. Saturday, said Mark Quinlan, the utility’s incident commander for the public safety power shutoff. Parts of the East Bay and South Bay followed, and by early Sunday PG&E’s outage map was sprinkled with dozens of neighborhoods without power.

The shutdowns affect affect well over 2 million residents in 36 counties and PG&E said it could be 48 hours before restorations begin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To anyone on any medical device requiring electricity in the affected areas; you need to call the medical professional who prescribed this for you, and ask what "back-up plan" should be.

Were it me, in some area like this, I would really think hard and fast about getting a generator, to prevent any disruption in what the device did for me.

Oct 27 06:00

Russian Military Releases Satellite Images Confirming US Smuggling of Syrian Oil

The Russian military described the US scheme as nothing less than "international state banditism."

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defense Ministry published satellite intelligence images proving that oil from Syria was sent abroad under the guard of US servicemen before and after the defeat of the Daesh terrorists, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Saturday.

The ministry spokesman said that "the space intelligence images showed that oil was actively extracted and massively exported for processing outside Syria, under the reliable protection of US troops, before and after the defeat of the Daesh* terrorists."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I never used to believe that I lived in a country where war criminals ruled; now, it is impossible for me to believe otherwise.

Our Presidents have, through the on-going corruption of the military industrial complex, aligned with other influences (such as Tel Aviv, wanting the US to take down every government it doesn't like in the Middle East, which means all of them) US Presidents have become War Criminals of the highest order, including President Obama; he was just a little more shifty about it than an is "in your face" Trump Administration.

Obama Officials Incomplete Reconing on their Failure in Yemen.

President Obama Could End the Killing in Yemen in Hours

America should see Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen, and the real horror of it

Oct 27 05:45

With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program

Authored by Whitney Webb via MintPressNews.com,

A recent memorandum authored by Attorney General William Barr announced a new “pre-crime” program inspired by “War on Terror” tactics and is set to be implemented next year...

Perhaps the most jarring aspect of the memorandum is Barr’s frank admission that many of the “early engagement” tactics that the new program would utilize were “born of the posture we adopted with respect to terrorist threats.” In other words, the foundation for many of the policies utilized following the post-9/11 “war on terror” are also the foundation for the “early engagement” tactics that Barr seeks to use to identify potential criminals as part of this new policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I will never advocate violence; that being said, I have grave concerns about just how Barr's programs intend to "work around" both the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, to accomplish the goals of Barr's programs.

Oct 27 05:34

Joe Biden intervened at least two times on matters his son Hunter's firms was being paid to lobby on, according to government records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

Joe Biden intervened at least two times on matters his son Hunter's firms was being paid to lobby on, according to government records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

The incidents took place when Biden was a senior and influential US senator, years before he infamously leveraged his position as Vice President to benefit a Ukrainian gas company whose board Hunter sat on.

On Feb 28, 2007, then-Senator Biden reached out to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to let them know that he was "concerned about the Department's proposed chemical security regulations authorized by Section 550 of DHS Appropriations Act of 2007."

The rule, passed in 2006 as part of the DHS appropriations bill, requires chemical plants considered to be high-risk submit site safety plans to DHS for approval - which are to include security credentialing and employee training efforts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And this.... is one of the "best options" the DNC believes it has with which to clobber President Trump in November of 2020?!?

Tom Perez, where the hell are you, when the facts of the matter speak for themselves?!?

Oct 27 05:29

"I'm Very Proud Of The Enemies I Have": Soros Predicts Victory For Globalists In 2020

Progressive billionaire George Soros believes that the global surge in nationalism - from Brexit to Trump - is an aberration, and that globalism will make a resurgence after the 2020 US election.

In a recent interview with the New York Times (in which he also endorsed Elizabeth Warren), the 89-year-old investor opined last week in a collection of essays called "In Defense of Open Society" that his brand of globalism - which he defines as an integrated, open society which abides by the law (which is easy to do when allied lawmakers are making them) - is out of favor. Instead, Trump's "America First" approach, debates over Brexit and trade wars have taken precedent.

Looking out a window with expansive views of Central Park, Mr. Soros spoke about China, Mr. Trump and who he thinks will face off against the president in next year’s election.

Oct 27 05:25

Generation X Faces A Bleak, Impoverished Old Age

Authored by Ted Rall via Unz.com,

In 1991, demographers Neil Howe and William Strauss published their awkwardly titled tome “13th Gen,” about Generation X — the Americans born between 1961 and 1981. If Xers had paid attention, they would have committed suicide.

“Child poverty, employment, wages, home ownership, arrest records — in every category, this generation, the 13th since the American Revolution, is doing worse than the generation that came before,” New York Times book critic Andrew Leonard wrote at the time.

“Indeed, for the first time since the Civil War, the authors of ’13th Gen’ keep reminding us, young people are unlikely to surpass the affluence of their parents.”

Oct 27 05:22

Who Has Spent The Most Dollars Lobbying Washington In 2019?

Authored by Karl Evers-Hillstrom via OpenSecrets.org

The pharmaceutical industry is holding on to its title as the top lobbying force in Washington amid pressure from lawmakers at all ends of the ideological spectrum.Drugmakers have spent more than $129 million through September, slightly down from nearly $133 million at this time last year, but still far more than any other industry.

The larger pharmaceutical/health products industry, which includes medical devices and dietary supplement companies along with drugmakers, spent $228 million through the third quarter of 2019, a record-breaking pace that is up $10 million from this time last year.

House Democrats recently advanced legislation that allows the federal government to negotiate the price of drugs that lack generic equivalents. The bill passed the House Ways and Means Committee this week without a number of amendments proposed by progressive Democrats who argued the bill isn’t strong enough.

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Don't worry; in light of the fact of how owned Congress is by Big Pharma, the result will (almost always) be higher prices for drugs which come along with a staggering number of side effects, making taking that medication an almost death-defying experience for most patients.

Oct 27 05:16

Here's Why Trump's "Secure Syria's Oil" Plan Will Prove Practically Impossible

The below analysis is provided by "Ehsani" — a Middle East expert, Syrian-American banker and financial analyst who visits the region frequently and writes for the influential geopolitical analysis blog, Syria Comment.

Much has been debated since President Trump tweeted that “The U.S has secured the oil” in Syria. Is this feasible? Does it make any sense? The below will explain how and why the answer is a resounding NO.

Al-Omar and Conoco fields are already secured by Kurdish-led SDF and U.S forces. Some of the oil from these fields was being sold through third parties to Syria's government by giving it in crude form and taking back half the quantity as refined product (the government owns the refineries).

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One of the issues conveniently left out of this analysis is, how long will Russia wait to disabuse President Trump over the statement he has made about "controlling Syria's oil"?!?

I am not a betting person, but I would almost be willing to bet, not for long.

Oct 27 05:08

India, US Officially Suspend Defense Cooperation

Submitted by GreatGameIndia, a journal on Geopolitics and International Relations.

In a major development brewing for sometime now, India and US have officially suspended Defense Cooperation after Americans refused to give India high-end jet-engine technology. At the heart of the Indo-US Strategic Partnership is what is known as the Defense Technology and Trade Initiative or DTTI. Under the 2012 DTTI, India and the US set up joint working groups (JWGs) for cooperation on aircraft carriers and jet engine technology, all of the 4 pathfinder projects have now been shutdown. The move comes days after former US Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger’s visit to India.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) Dear Trump Administration; your timing could have possibly been worse on this issue, but I do not know how.

The festering relationship between India and Pakistan, over the status of Kashmir, appears to be coming to a head; both are nuclear armed countries.

We see this, published just a couple of weeks ago from the asiaforum.com:

China remains Pakistan’s key partner
12 October 2019
The article goes on to state:

'While meeting with a visiting Chinese military delegation led by General Xu Qiliang, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan termed ties with China an ‘anchor for regional stability’. The visit of the military delegation came amidst rising India–Pakistan tensions over India’s unilateral revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, stripping Indian-controlled Kashmir of its autonomy. The action led to a series of measures by China and Pakistan, again proving China to be Pakistan’s irreplaceable ally.'

IF in fact, the above is true, where do you think that India will go for their nuclear control switches?!? Russia, perhaps?!?

And are you thoroughly unable to fathom the fact that when the US pulls away on something like these controls, nature abhors a vacuum, and there will be another country more than willing to help india achieve its goal, legally, or illegally?

I am having a palm to forehead moment right now, at velocity, upon reading this.

Oct 27 04:41

Turkey Close To Purchasing Russian Su-35 Jets After Lockheed Deal Blocked

Turkey's Daily Sabah reports that Ankara is close to purchasing an initial round of Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, in what would mark a huge reversal of course following the heated Lockheed F-35 fighter and Russian S-400 saga with Washington, which has sunk US-Turkey relations to a low point over the past year.

Citing Turkish defense sources, the report reveals:

Turkish and Russian officials are discussing the details of the sale of a total of 36 Su-35 fighter jets to Turkey, two months after President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's visit to the International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) aviation show outside of Moscow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a very simple, and rational, choice by Edrogan; the SU-35 fighter jets work; Lockheed-Martin's F-35, after billions of dollars spent, and legitimate complaints by excellent US fighter pilots, does not.

Oct 27 04:37

The Plundering Of Ukraine By Corrupt American Democrats

Authored by Israel Shamir via The Unz Review,m

Top Dems are involved in the plundering of the Ukraine: new names, mind-boggling accounts. The mysterious ‘whistleblower’ whose report had unleashed the impeachment is named in the exclusive interview given to the Unz Review by a prominent Ukrainian politician, an ex-Member of Parliament of four terms, a candidate for Ukraine’s presidency, Oleg Tsarev.

Oleg, you followed Biden story from its very inception. Biden is not the only Dem politician involved in the Ukrainian corruption schemes, is he?
Indeed, John Kerry, the Secretary of State in Obama’s administration, was his partner-in-crime. But Joe Biden was number one. During the Obama presidency, Biden was the US proconsul for Ukraine, and he was involved in many corruption schemes. He authorised transfer of three billion dollars of the US taxpayers’ money to the post-coup government of the Ukraine; the money was stolen, and Biden took a big share of the spoils.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but yet it happened... under Obama's watch.

Oct 27 04:30

A bombshell court filing from Michael Flynn's new legal team alleges that FBI agents altered a '302' form - the official record of the former national security adviser's interview - that resulted in the DOJ charging him with lying to investigators.

A bombshell court filing from Michael Flynn's new legal team alleges that FBI agents altered a '302' form - the official record of the former national security adviser's interview - that resulted in the DOJ charging him with lying to investigators.

Early last week Flynn attorney Sidney Powell filed a sealed reply to federal prosecutors' claims that they have satisfied their requirements for turning over evidence in the case. A minimally redacted copy of the reply brief was made public late last week, revealing the plot to destroy Flynn, as reported by The Federalist's Margot Cleveland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As long as these institutional jackals, who are supposed to be political- party neutral, continue to play with the lives of people in power in DC, in order to perpetuate their little games of "GOTYA!! politics, We the People have utterly zero representation whatsoever.

This absolutely sickens me, the way in which Democratic "Apparatchiks" care so little about the people of this country, that they find their game so all-consuming (and consuming of our alleged representatives' time ) that it is given the highest priority within their agency.

Henceforward, the acronym FBI will be the abbreviation for Federal Bureau of Incompetence; they have just utterly tarred the reputation of the agency, in a way from which it may never really recover.

When you were a kid, did you ever imagine that the FBI would simply make something up, and lie to Congress and/or the American people, in order to throw a couple of individuals under the proverbial bus, as the old phrase goes?!?

Funny; neither did I.

Oct 26 21:31

Oklahoma: Taxpayers on the Hook for $12.5 Million After Drunk Man Left in a Restraint Chair for Days Until He Died

Enid, OK — The family of a man who spent his last days alive strapped in a restraint chair suffering a horrifying fate found out this week that they will be receiving $12.5 million as part of a settlement in the death of Anthony Huff.

Oct 26 14:23

Michael Flynn's attorney makes bombshell claim about FBI -VIDEO

Sidney Powell, Michael Flynn's attorney, on new court filings

Oct 26 12:05

Bullshitting Russia

A new government media report says half of Western reporting about Russia is ‘negative.’ It turns out that a single tabloid journalist writes a lot of it.

Oct 26 10:31

US not bad but justice system broken: Butina talks about ‘terrifying’ solitary confinement, vows to fight for inmates’ rights

She is right! They do this to you! And worse!

In an exclusive interview with RT, Russian gun activist Maria Butina recalled the ordeals of her prison term in the US. While not rubber stamping the country as bad, she argued the justice system is broken.

Describing the conditions she faced during her months-long detention, Butina said that being placed in solitary confinement was “the most terrifying experience” of her life.

Oct 26 10:27

Satellite images prove US smuggling of Syrian oil: Russia?

Russia, citing satellite imagery, says the United States has been smuggling Syrian oil to other countries under the protection of its troops before and after the defeat of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the region.

Oct 26 09:02

Hundreds of Kentucky miners who have blocked a $1million coal train for TWO MONTHS after being sacked without pay finally win their battle with mine owner and are handed $5.1million deal

Former Blackjewel coal miners end months of protests and a layoff with a $5 million deal for back pay after company's sudden bankruptcy.

Blackjewel's bankruptcy came without the mandatory 60-day advance warning
Before the settlement, miners camped out for two months, blocking a train with a $1million worth of coal from getting to its destination
.
While the miners receive owed salary, vacation pay, retirement and health savings account contributions were not covered in the settlement.

Senator Bernie Sanders reportedly delivered 18 pizzas to the protesting miners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; this appeared to have been peaceful; but ripping off former workers in this way is unconscionable in the extreme.

Oct 26 08:56

One MILLION march in Chile! Furious activists snub military night-time curfew and occupy streets - after 18 were killed and hundreds wounded in on-going protest against government

Almost one million protesters took to the streets of Chile yesterday and stayed through the night in the biggest demonstrations since violence broke out in the capital a week ago.

So far at least 18 people have been killed, hundreds wounded, and millions of dollars worth of damage has been caused.

Demonstrators waving national flags, blowing whistles and horns, wafting incense and bearing placards urging political and social change streamed through the streets, walking for miles from around Santiago to converge on Plaza Italia.

The scenes were replicated in cities around the country.

Protests that started over a hike in public transport fares boiled into riots, arson and looting that have killed at least 18 people, injured hundreds, brought more than 7,000 arrests and caused more than $1.4billion of losses to Chilean businesses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The effects of these demonstrations remind me of the US government's push to confiscate all US fire-arms, to make the coming "pacification" of Americans more "easy" for government officials; looking at the anger and frustration so many Americans are experiencing right now, I somehow wouldn't hold my breath, that such actions are ultimately going to have the desired effects.

Oct 26 08:41

Charles Hugh Smith: "This Is What Worries Me"

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

In this disintegrative phase, people are increasingly indignant if their magical-thinking "solution" is challenged.

The turmoil over "facts" and "fake news" is another manifestation. As financial commentator Ben Hunt recently put it, the "tells" are all being manipulated to support a dominant narrative. So the unemployment rate, consumer inflation and the stock market are all manipulated to support the illusion that all is going swimmingly.

As the distance between these fantasy "facts" and experiential reality widen, trust in these "tells" (i.e. trustworthy indicators) declines.

As trust in these "facts" and the "experts" who gin them up declines, the corporate media and authorities double-down in support of their fictitious "facts": any doubters are "conspiracy theorists," purveyors of "fake news," or dastardly Russian stooges repeating "Kremlin talking points."

Oct 26 08:35

"We Want To Keep The Oil"

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

“Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand,
workin’ in the dark against your fellow man.
But as sure as God made black and white
what’s down in the dark will be brought to the light.”

~ Johnny Cash/traditional, ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’

The Grayzone has an excellent new article out titled “US troops are staying in Syria to ‘keep the oil’ — and have already killed hundreds over it” detailing the many ways the Trump administration has openly admitted that it is keeping US troops in Syria to control the nation’s oil fields so that the Syrian government can’t use it to fund reconstruction efforts.

“We’ve secured the oil, and therefore a small number of US troops will remain in the area where they have the oil,” Trump said in a recent press conference.

“And we’re going to be protecting it. And we’ll be deciding what we’re going to do with it in the future.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please; neither the United States, nor Israel, has the right to invade a sovereign country, and profit from its natural resources, to keep its government from using its natural resources for reconstruction.

And whoever gave you any cock-eyed notion that this was either legal, or moral, should be crate-trained, like a little puppy, so as not to let its foulness further pollute the already criminal opinion so many, both around the world, and within this country, have of the US government right now.

When I was a kid, and easily impressed by public school propaganda, I used to believe that this country would, or could, do no wrong; then came the VietNam War, and I have never been able to trust this government ever since.

And it has not been helping that ever since your inauguration in 2017, you have added a new, and truly ignoble title, to that of the Office of the President of the United States: The United States' Merchant of Death in Chief, a role you obviously relish, particularly with regard to the Saudi monarchy and government, with which the US military and government are deeply "in bed", through the continuation, and aiding and abetting, of Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

When I was a kid, I could never have imagined that I would be living in a country run by war criminals; unfortunately, that has absolutely become the case with the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, and one can vote, and vote, and vote, hoping and praying something will change, yet nothing ever does; it is simply a case of which war criminals are in power at any given time.

I had so hoped, during the last election cycle, that your administration would, somehow, be different, given your campaign rhetoric, and that those promises about being less war-centric, as a method for the US government to achieve what it wanted, both geopolitically, and financially, might possibly be honored.

They have not been honored, no will they be in the future; simply put, you are just another frightful, massively disappointing caricature of a politician, driven by your obscene obeisance to Tel Aviv, and the financial desires of the people in the military/industrial complex, who surround you. and advise you.

But a question which should be keeping both you, and your advisors, up nights is the following; what is Putin's Russia going to do to keep this oil theft from becoming permanent?!? Mr. President, are you and your advisors ready to bring this country to war against Russia, for defending Syria's sovereignty?!?

Oct 26 08:26

RING GAVE POLICE STATS ABOUT USERS WHO SAID ‘NO’ TO LAW ENFORCEMENT REQUESTS

Amazon’s home security company Ring tracked how its users responded to law enforcement requests for surveillance footage captured by Ring devices, and it provided overviews of that data to police departments upon request.

Oct 26 08:00

40 Killed, 1,000 Wounded In One Day As Violent Protests Sweep Across Iraq

A surge in violent clashes with police marked another deadly week of protests in Iraq, after two weeks ago over 150 were killed and over 6,000 wounded nationwide when the large-scale demonstrations began.

On Friday over 40 protesters were killed in clashes with police, and according to security sources cited in Reuters, an "Iranian-backed militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations."

Baghdad's central diplomatic compound area which hosts the heavily fortified American Embassy among others has remained on security lock-down throughout much of the month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How in the world would Reuters know that the killings were done by "an Iranian-backed militia"?!?

The short answer is, they don't; Iran was simply a convenient country to blame for this escalation in violence.

Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet that those militia members doing the shooting and killing, were either American or Israeli military; this would be "the justification" for stopping the American withdrawal from the country, as its leadership is currently demanding.

Could it have been some of Muktada Al Sadr's people, former members of his Mahdi Army, which gave the US and Debathified Sunni militias such grief after the fall of Saddam Hussein?!? Possibly.

But again, why would Al Sadr's people give the US its excuse for staying in-country?!?

The guy may be many things, but stupid is absolutely not one of them; the fact that he is still breathing air, readily testifies to his mental acuity.

Oct 25 20:16

George Soros says all his ‘enemies’ are wannabe dictators as he drops unprecedented wads of lobbying cash

In the world of billionaire financier George Soros, his critics are “would-be dictators” who will not succeed. Meanwhile, under Trump, the Open Society founder has been pouring greater sums into lobbying than ever before.

“I’m very proud of the enemies I have,” he told the New York Times in an interview published Friday, in which he confidently predicted the popular opposition to his globalist philosophy was winding down and that a backlash against Trump-style nationalism was on the horizon.

"It’s a perfect way to tell a dictator or a would-be dictator, if he identifies me as an enemy."

Soros slammed the US president as “an aberration,” predicting “what he has done in the Middle East” – clearing troops from the Turkish-Syrian border, allowing peace to break out with a deal between Russia and Turkey – “will contribute to his demise next year.”

Oct 25 16:42

GoFundMe EXPOSED for taking money from Big Pharma to de-platform vaccine skeptics

GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne now claims that campaigns that try to raise money for people who’ve been injured by vaccines, for instance, are somehow promoting “misinformation about vaccines” that “violate[s] GoFundMe’s terms of service,” and thus must be removed. And who’s behind these terms of service? Big Pharma, of course!

As it turns out, GoFundMe was acquired for $600 million back in 2015 by an investment group known as Accel Partners, which just so happens to also be heavily invested in the pharmaceutical industry. In other words, because fundraising campaigns that draw attention to the dangers and ineffectiveness of vaccines directly impact a major segment of Accel’s portfolio, these campaigns must be stopped – freedom of speech be damned!

Oct 25 11:59

Escobar: Vladimir Putin, Syria's Pacifier-In-Chief

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog,

Russia-Turkey deal establishes ‘safe zone’ along Turkish border and there will be joint Russia-Turkey military patrols.

The negotiations in Sochi were long – over six hours – tense and tough. Two leaders in a room with their interpreters and several senior Turkish ministers close by if advice was needed. The stakes were immense: a road map to pacify northeast Syria, finally.

The press conference afterwards was somewhat awkward – riffing on generalities. But there’s no question that in the end Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan managed the near impossible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That last paragraph, regarding "Syrian territorial integrity", is nothing less than a miracle here.

But I am very concerned that President Trump has decided to leave US military to guard the oil fields from ISIS; one has to wonder just how soon we may see one, or many, shooting incidents against both Turkish and Russian military.

I am not holding my breath right now, that the US government and military do not want a confrontation here; but again, if that is not the case, why are they not bringing our troops in Syria home?!?

Military action from one NATO member against another, cannot be good for the organization's image, or that of the US for that matter.

And it appears that the President has absolutely no "plan B", if the situation of unwanted troops on Syrian soil brings the shooting war to a head.

Oct 25 11:46

Should Erdogan's Summit With Putin Be Ringing Alarm Bells For NATO?

Authored by Con Coughlin via The Gatestone Institute,

With Turkey seemingly intent on forging an ever-closer relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the time has come to give serious consideration to Ankara's continued membership of the NATO alliance.

When the Turks first became members of NATO back in 1952, it was because their country was seen as a vital bulwark against the Soviet Union. Having Turkey in NATO meant it was easier to monitor the activities of the Soviet Black Sea fleet, and limited Moscow's ability to spread its tentacles into eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Now, thanks to the increasingly anti-Western conduct of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, none of these considerations remains relevant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Coughlin, a word, please.

We know who you are and what you represent; The Gatestone Institute The Wikipedia article goes on to state:

'Gatestone Institute is a conservative think tank with a focus on Islam and the Middle East. It was founded in 2008 by Nina Rosenwald, who serves as its president. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former national security advisor, John R. Bolton, was its chairman from 2013 to March 2018.'

First, I would like to politely ask just what NATO should do with Turkey at this time?!? Invade, perhaps, with Russia coming in to assist the Turks, as they did so remarkably well with Bashar Al Assad's Syria?!?

And what, sir, about the US nuclear missiles, still held at Incirkik?!? Would you suggest some kind of decap strike through which to secure them, then take a beeline out of Turkey, to store them "somewhere safe"?

It looks like the nearest NATO country, and relatively new to NATO participation, is Bulgaria Map: Turkey and Surrounding Countries

We are looking at a nearly 2 hours in, and two hours out; this is way too long to insure safely getting in, and getting out, of Turkey, without affecting a successful decap strike on Istanbul first; at what cost to NATO and Turkish military personnel, Mr. Coughlin?!?

Apparently, Mr. Coughlin has a difficult time getting how NATO has really been ignoring Turkey, as it continues surrounding Russia with NATO troops and equipment in both Europe, and particularly in former Communist entities:

US boosts number of high-precision weapons in sea waters surrounding Russia – Navy chief

Amid rising tensions, NATO chief pitches confrontation with Russia to US Congress

Preperations for War: NATO/US Intelligence Activities Increase around Russian Border

Folks, just because something would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for NATO and the US to do, regarding Russia, is utterly zero guarantee that they won't do it.

And I would like to also politely remind Mr. Coughlin, that the US was attempting to sell Erdogan, his Military, and all of Turkey on a still-flawed, horribly dysfunctional defense system in the F-35 fighter.

F35 Flaws are being hidden, so LOCKHEED-MARTIN can declare that the development phase is done.

Pentagon is battling the clock to fix serious, hither-to, unreported F-35 problems

F-35 Fighter Jets Face Serious Flaws, Report Finds

F-35 faces most critical test

And forgive me, Mr. Coughlin, but why in the name of Heaven, is the US President Trump attempting to "sell" our NATO ally, Edrogan's Turkey, on the concept of buying these still very flawed fighters, when the world has seen precisely how wonderful the Russian S-400 defensive system has worked in Syria?

The point is, sir, when the US and NATO push Turkey away from them, Turkey is going to behave as the one which has been slighted here; that no one in the State Department, Pentagon, or White House saw this coming, was absolutely a catastrophic failure of imagination on their part.

Oct 25 11:27

It’s not research, it’s a hunt for marketing strategies: Research reveals corporations like Coca-cola can bury studies with negative findings

A new study has confirmed what we already suspected: Coca-Cola is such a powerful organization, they can suppress any kind of information they want — and that includes burying valuable research with “negative” findings related to their products. In fact, it has just been revealed that many Coca-Cola research partners are forced to sign contracts allowing the company to terminate their studies “without reason.”

But you can bet that “reason” has something to do with findings that paint sugar-sweetened beverages in a negative light. While Coca-Cola may try to sport the image of being transparent and supportive of unrestricted science, this new study from the University of Cambridge says otherwise. Indeed, it appears Coca-Cola is just like every other corrupt corporation. Is anyone surprised?

Oct 25 11:03

Watch what you say: Israel controls the narrative

It is interesting to note how the Israel Lobby is able to manage and contain the commentary of groups in America that might normally be critical of Israeli policies vis-à-vis the United States. A recent article by Professor Andrew Bacevich entitled “President Trump, Please End the American Era in the Middle East” is a good example of how self-censorship by authors works. The piece appeared as one of Bacevich’s regular weekly contributions to The American Conservative website under the rubric “Realism and Restraint.”

The article particularly focused on the foreign policy pronouncements of Bret Stephens, the resident neocon who writes for The New York Times. Stephens, per Bacevich, has been urging constant war in the Middle East and worrying lest “we may be witnessing the beginning of the end of the American era in the Middle East.”

Oct 25 10:49

Central Bank Hints At A "Big Reset" And Reveals A Possible Solution

Via Birch Gold Group,

It’s not every day you hear a major financial institution hint at the possibility of the entire economic system collapsing.

The reason major financial institutions (and the mainstream financial media) shy away from a negative outlook on the economy is out of fear of triggering a kind of “self-fulfilling prophecy.” People stampeding to sell stocks and pull money out of banks could cause a vicious cycle of declines and losses.

And so these institutions tend to be positive, no matter what is really happening. But if a hungry bear is standing behind you in the woods, do you want to be “optimistic” and hope it isn’t there?

Maybe reality has finally started to sink in. Zero Hedge captured the stark state of the “system” by quoting an article from the Dutch Central Bank:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you hear or see a major bank write, or utter, words like this, it is time to get truly serious about making certain you have only enough cash in the bank to pay the bills, and find ways to invest, other than the US dollar.

But if the Dutch Central Bank is moving their gold reserves to a secured military facility, it appears that they are just about as serious about this as is a heart attack.

Oct 25 10:43

"Apocalypse Near" - Pentagon Warns Climate Change Could Cause US Military Collapse Within 20 Years

Authored by Yves Smith via NakedCapitalism.com,

The Pentagon has long been concerned about the threats climate change pose to stability and how it will lead to conflicts due to mass migration and even more intense competition for scarce resources. In the early 2000s, the military warned that climate change could induce large-scale deaths and migrations out of low-lying areas such as Bangladesh due to storms and flooding.

A recent look at the dangers climate change poses to US military operations, released over the summer by the Army War College, went virtually unnoticed despite offering “Apocalypse Near” scenarios a mere 20 years out. And it isn’t just that very bad things are in the offing; the report finds that “the Department of Defense (DoD) is precariously unprepared for the national security implications of climate change-induced global security challenges.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but have the writers of this "report" been channeling Al Gore's and Greta Thunberg's writings, using a dart board to determine what to include, and what to exclude?!?

Because what this feels like, from our Military, is another pitiful bid for yet more money for their already-bloated, unaccountable programs, trying to drum up sympathy by using the "climate change ruse", when they cannot prove just precisely what was done for the last budget round by Congress.

Oct 25 10:34

China Has Quietly Built A New “Great Wall” Cutting Across The Heart Of Europe

"The original Great Wall is a long brick structure that was built to keep northern barbarians out of China during ancient times," a new alarming report in Nikkei Asian Review detailing China's 'new Great Wall' rising in the heart of Europe recalls, but "The modern-day Great Wall in Europe is economic."

Beijing is waging an impressive influence campaign, complete with English-speaking news channels beamed across the Balkans, to "reach out to ex-Communist countries on the periphery of the EU," the report finds, as well as playing host to major China-East European economic summits in places like Dubrovnik, Croatia — site of a major annual conference last April, attended by no less than 17 European countries, including 12 members of the European Union.

And in other Balkan countries like Serbia, still reeling from the 1999 US-NATO bombing of Belgrade and later US-recognition of Kosovo independence, state-owned Chinese companies are active and on the rise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely mention that, to get what it wants, geopolitically and economically, China makes trade deals and agreements; to get what it wants, geopolitically and economically, the US government rains down war and death.

What is wrong with this picture?!? BLOODY EVERYTHING, FOLKS!!

Oct 25 10:31

PG&E Crashes To All Time Low Over Fears It Will Be Blamed For Latest California Inferno

Shares of California's largest, insolvent utility, PG&E, plunged 26% to a new all time low on Friday...

... amid speculation that the company - which filed for bankruptcy at the start of the year as it was faced with soaring legal liabilities over its involvement in the most destructive California fire in history - would be held liable for the Kincade Fire which is burning in northern California, and has already affected 16,000 acres.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for all affected here, and also that the professional and volunteer fire fighters involved can get this blaze out.

But if, in fact, PG & E can be proven culpable, they should be sued out of existence, broken up, and become a true utility company, dedicated to service for all California.

There is a sister article posted, also at zerohedge.com, which deserves some attention as well, and that is:

"My House Could Be Burning Right Now; Los Angeles-menaced by wildfires, burning across California

Oct 25 10:11

The USA PATRIOT Act: The Story of an Impulsive Bill that Eviscerated America's Civil Liberties

The USA PATRIOT Act provides a textbook example of how the United States federal government expands its power. An emergency happens, legitimate or otherwise. The media, playing its dutiful role as goad for greater government oversight, demands "something must be done." Government power is massively expanded, with little regard for whether or not what is being done is efficacious, to say nothing of the overall impact on our nation's civil liberties.

No goals are posted, because if targets are hit, this would necessitate the ending or scaling back of the program. Instead, the program becomes normalized. There are no questions asked about whether the program is accomplishing what it set out to do. It is now simply a part of American life and there is no going back.

Oct 25 07:01

Beijing Slams "Slandering, Arrogant" Pence Speech: "Look In The Mirror" And "Get Your Racist House In Order"

Vice President Mike Pence was called on once again to play the 'bad cop' in Washington's negotiations with China yesterday when he delivered an aggressive speech blasting Beijing's record on human rights. As noted yesterday, in a twice-delayed hawkish speech, Pence defended the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, while slamming both Nike and the NBA for kowtowing to Beijing.

Predictably, Beijing struck back on Friday, blasting the US's endemic racism and other problems that have "cast aside its morality and credibility." Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China’s foreign ministry, slammed Pence's "arrogance", and insisted that nothing could halt China's development. She also accused Pence of trying to disrupt China’s "unity or internal stability" and said Hong Kong, Taiwan and the far west region of Xinjiang are "internal affairs" that are none of Washington's business, according to Bloomberg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) Vice-President Pence, a word, sir, please; I seem to have read a Biblical injunction about "taking the moat out of one own's eye, before removing it from someone else's" (this can actually be found as follows: Matthew 7:5)

The US record on human rights, both at home and abroad, has not been stellar, and I hate it when someone who's political system I despise, does hit the nail on the head, as has this person, Ms. Hua Chunying, done.

Ethnic tensions, particularly in our inner cities, still run horrifically high; a gold standard for education, which educates all of our kids to be numerate, literate, good with money, and brilliantly capable of critical thinking, is just not there.

The only thing our kids seem to be groomed for, is how to be content consumers, of both the political codswallop they are force-fed, and wanting "stuff" which will inevitably put them into an horrific debt situation, which their leadership extols as the "new normal."

And please do not have the inimitable gall and hubris, Mr. Vice President, of calling China "racist", when our inner city kids bear the brunt of some really bad decisions made in the Bowels of Power in DC, which include wars for economic gain, in which many of them have fought, and will be fighting, due to the "economic draft" they face, because they never got the skills in school to get out of that trap.

And the hell of this is, sir, that you know that you and your cronies are completely satisfied that it will never be YOUR kids who will have to go through this "economic draft" because of the huge power of sheer nepotism nearly all of you can wave at the world, and have them do your bidding.

Just ask Hunter and Joe Biden about that, if you do not believe me, sir.

Oct 25 06:52

DEAD MEN DON’T NEED IMPEACHMENT. Swamp in Panic: Trump In Danger.

In the Deep State’s current state of mania, an assassination attempt is not only likely but perhaps inevitable. I predict they will have one of their insiders still in the White House do it, or a foreign team (CIA trained) do the hit on his helicopter. Not a single CIA, DOJ, NSA, DNI or Secret Service leftover from Barack Hussein Obama should be allowed near him and then all 17 illegal spy agencies that have so disgraced my nation should be shaken up or even better, shut down.

No other leader in my nation’s history would have the audacity to take on these evil forces—or have a chance of winning other than Donald Trump—and they will do everything possible to take him out before he gets them.

Oct 25 06:35

The DOJ's Russiagate Probe Just Turned Into A Criminal Investigation

What began as an administrative review by the Justice Department into the origins of Russiagate has "shifted" to a criminal inquiry, according to the New York Times, citing two people familiar with the matter.

The move will allow prosecutor John H Durham the power to subpoena documents and witnesses, to impanel a grand jury, and to file criminal charges. Durham's progress has been closely monitored by Attorney General William Barr, who appointed the veteran investigator in May, tasking him with looking into FBI and CIA intelligence gathering operations surrounding the 2016 US election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... is about to get interesting :-)

Oct 24 20:42

How Feminism Destroyed the Family

For in all this discussion hardly any mention was made of the almost universally accepted ideology, feminism, whose central and explicit aim has been to dismantle the supportive role of the male in the family and the family with it. And this is important because our understanding of the impact of both state intervention and the free market on the family is significantly flawed if we leave feminism and the consequences of feminism out of the equation.

This is because state intervention and its destructive effects have been enormously amplified by having to accommodate what is essentially feminist policy. And while the free market should be treated as a tool rather than a religion as Carlson wisely suggests, it is the same source, feminism, which has disastrously exacerbated the free market’s most harmful effects.

Oct 24 20:36

Feminism Was Women’s Great Enemy — Until Transgenderism Came Along

In 1969, 12 high priestesses of radical feminism gathered around a large table to celebrate the Last Supper in Greenwich Village. They enacted a Marxist liturgy beginning with a litany of feminism.

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

"By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution, abortion and homosexuality!" they resoundingly replied.

Oct 24 20:10

BREAKING: Judge Overrules Jury That Blocked Texas Father From Stopping Son's Transgender Transition

Half a victory. This procedure needs to be a Federal Felony. This Judge needs to be impeached and disbarred. The Mother needs to have her parental rights terminated and she needs to be committed to a mental institution for life.

On Thursday, a Texas Judge overruled a jury that decided on Monday that Jefferey Younger, father of seven-year-old boy James Younger, had no conservatorship of his children in terms of medical decisions. This meant that James' mother and Younger's ex-wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, would have been allowed to continue chemical castration and other gender-changing medical procedures such as puberty blockers, despite the father's wishes. However, the court's ruling today grants conservatorship back Mr. Younger as well as Dr. Georgulas.

Oct 24 19:42

Reports: DOJ Review of Russia Probe Origins Is Now Criminal Investigation

The Department of Justice’s sweeping review into the origins of its Trump-Russia probe is now a criminal investigation, according to the New York Times.

The launch of a criminal probe allows U.S. Attorney John Durham, the prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to lead the review, to subpoena witnesses for testimony and documents. The move also authorizes Durham to impanel a grand jury and file charges.

“If true, this shows Bill Barr is doing EXACTLY his job: following the facts Those who damaged America and broke the law to spread this hoax are about to face accountability,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tweeted in response to the Times’ report.

Oct 24 19:38

Of Course President Trump Is Being Lynched

The Constitution and The Bill of Rights are being lynched,first and foremost.

Impeachment is being pushed without authorization from the full House, as in, "The House of Representatives ... shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." The Constitution gives this power not to the speaker or the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, but to "The House," meaning the entire House.

How is the House pushing impeachment? Through a "secret" process rather than through a "due" process. Hearings are conveniently being held clandestinely, since, if the oxymoronic "House Intelligence" Committee holds hearings, everything can be covered under a blanket of "national security." The accusers call witnesses while the defense can only watch, unable to take notes or call their own witnesses, subpoena documents, receive transcripts of the proceedings, or anything else normally afforded the defense under the due process of American jurisprudence.

Oct 24 11:41

Firefox 70 brings Enhanced Tracking Protection and longer battery life

Yesterday, Mozilla released Firefox 70. The newest version of the most-popular fully open source browser expands on the Enhanced Tracking Protection we saw as an option in Firefox 69 and turns that protection on by default for all users. We already saw most of these new features in our Firefox 70 beta coverage, but since then, the features have been expanded upon and fine-tuned, and major new features have appeared or have been added in the Lockwise online password manager for users who have a Firefox cloud account.

Oct 24 11:12

Chemicals used in plastic, soap, cosmetic and cleaning products are linked to lower IQs babies and children

There are 26 chemicals that disrupt hormones in first three months of pregnancy; Children whose mothers had higher exposure had lower IQ scores at age seven.

Blood and urine samples were taken from 718 mothers for the study in Sweden.

The chemicals tested for included bisphenol A (BPA), which is found in plastic food and drink containers, plus pesticides and phthalates, which is used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break.

BPA has long been linked to low sperm counts and infertility in men, as well as breast and prostate cancer, and is banned in Europe from use in baby’s bottles but not other products.

However, the new study found bisphenol F (BPF) – with which many manufacturers have voluntarily replaced BPA – appears to make the highest potential contribution to lowering children’s IQ and so may not be safer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PLEASE,to all those out there who read WRH, who are thinking about becoming pregnant, and all the men who love them, go with the science here, and make sure before conception, to do your own " chemicalectomy" of what kinds of products you are bringing home, to insure that your child will develop all of its potentials well.

Oct 24 11:09

Stay Anonymous with Whonix

Whonix ™ is a desktop operating system designed for advanced security and privacy. Whonix ™ mitigates the threat of common attack vectors while maintaining usability. Online anonymity is realized via fail-safe, automatic, and desktop-wide use of the Tor network. A heavily reconfigured Debian base is run inside multiple virtual machines, providing a substantial layer of protection from malware and IP address leaks. Commonly used applications are pre-installed and safely pre-configured for immediate use. The user is not jeopardized by installing additional applications or personalizing the desktop. Whonix ™ is under active development and is the only operating system designed to be run inside a VM and paired with Tor.

Oct 24 11:06

The Best Secure Browsers for Private Browsing in 2019

In this article, we will show you the best browsers for protecting your online privacy and walk through ways to make them even more private and secure. We’ll also talk quickly about why you should avoid some of the most popular browsers if you care about your privacy.

Oct 24 11:02

Car Bombs Rock Northern Syria After "Hundreds" Of ISIS Prisoners Escape

On Thursday a car bomb detonated in the town of Tal Abyad, wounding several Turkish-backed Syrian fighters outside their militia headquarters, following at least three other similar blasts this week, which targeted various groups fighting in northeast Syria.

The AP reports "There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing" and confirmed that "Similar bombings have taken place in the past in another enclave held for several years by Turkey and its Syrian allies on the northwest part of the border." Multiple civilian casualties have been reported in each case.

This sudden spate of mystery bomb attacks in heavily trafficked civilian areas suggests a resurgent ISIS could already be at work, after this month's Turkish invasion of Syrian Kurdish areas has resulted in mass ISIS prison breaks in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, you mean that SAME Isis which has been trained, funded, and provided weaponry by the US and Israel?!?

Color me unsurprised here.

Oct 24 10:58

The Harrowing Facts Of Chicago Homicide

Gang violence, drugs, poverty, and a poor educational system are endemic in certain areas, and the city’s Democratic leadership does not seem interested in addressing these issues. Of course, the primary issue in Chicago is arguably the outrageous homicide rate.

Most of the violence is related to gang activity. But Chicago is unique among similarly afflicted cities in that its gang violence problem is not just the result of poverty or cultural issues. One of the worst aspects of these homicides is that very few cases are solved, meaning most of the criminals responsible do not face justice.

Making it easier for people to be wary of communicating with the police is corruption. Many residents in Chicago, Baltimore, and other cities don’t trust law enforcement — and for good reasons. The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has had its share of corruption scandals, many of which don’t get much news coverage.

Oct 24 10:58

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Oct 24 10:55

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Oct 24 10:52

Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage

Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, has said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil amid violent protests over the end of fuel subsidies.

Images from Quito showed protesters hurling petrol bombs and stones, ransacking and vandalising public buildings as well as clashing with the police in running battles late into the night.

“[This] is not a protest of social dissatisfaction faced with a government decision but the looting, vandalism and violence show there is an organised political motive to destabilise the government,” Moreno said in televised address on Monday, flanked by the vice-president, defence minister and military top brass.

Moreno, 66, who has moved away from the leftwing policies of his predecessor and one-time mentor Rafael Correa, has said he will neither tolerate disorder nor overturn the scrapping of fuel subsidies as part of a package of austerity measures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In this current round of Ecuadorian violence, I am very strongly reminded of an incredible quote by President Kennedy; "if peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

I would like to hope that current Ecuadorian President, Lenín Moreno, and his colleagues really understand what that statement means... for both them, and the future of their country.

Oct 24 10:51

Qubes OS A reasonably secure operating system

Better be a geek to use this one.

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If you're serious about security, @QubesOS is the best OS available today. It's what I use, and free. Nobody does VM isolation better.

Oct 24 10:46

Kali Linux: Our Most Advanced Penetration Testing Distribution, Ever.

Kali Linux 2019.3 Release
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Kali Linux Releases

We are pleased to announce that our third release of 2019, Kali Linux 2019.3, is available immediately for download. This release brings our kernel up to version 5.2.9, and includes various new features across the board with NetHunter, ARM and packages (plus the normal bugs fixes and updates).

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Oct 24 10:40

Distribution Release: Tails 4.0

The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The project has released a new version, Tails 4.0, which is the first version to be based on Debian 10 "Buster".
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Oct 24 10:33

NYT EDITS STORY TO HIDE HILLARY’S ACCUSATION RUSSIA IS GROOMING TULSI GABBARD

SOURCE: SUMMIT.NEWS

The New York Times stealth edited a story to hide Hillary Clinton’s claim that Tulsi Gabbard was being groomed by Russia, instead making it appear as though Clinton had said Republicans were grooming Gabbard.

The New York Times initially reported Clinton’s comments accurately, writing that Hillary said “Russia was “grooming” Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii as a third-party candidate for president.”

NYT just stealth edited the original story about Hillary Clinton to claim that she didnt say the Russians were grooming Tulsi But that Republicans were

There is no correction, no notice, this was done quietly

original story - https://t.co/DV3bGJ2oot pic.twitter.com/2GIx1cKoBW

— Tim Pool (@Timcast) October 23, 2019
However, this line was subsequently changed with no notice that the edit had been made to say that Clinton said “Republicans were “grooming her as a third-party candidate for president.”

AFTER

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Typical abominable Clintonista behaviour, courtesy, of course, of the NY Slimes.

Oct 24 10:29

GOOGLE COULD USE INTERNAL SURVEILLANCE TOOL TO MONITOR WORKER DISSENT AND LABOR ORGANIZING, EMPLOYEES WARN

SOURCE: BOING BOING
Workers at Google say the company is developing an internal surveillance system that could be used to monitor the behavior of employees, and thwart dissent and labor organizing.

The company says they’re only trying to make it easier for workers to manage their internal Google calendars and manage meeting spam.

The allegation underscores tensions between employees and Google leadership, reports Ryan Gallagher at Bloomberg News:

Google employees are accusing the company’s leadership of developing an internal surveillance tool that they believe will be used to monitor workers’ attempts to organize protests and discuss labor rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, look at how hard and how quickly, Google is attempting to enforce a small, in-house "social credit" scheme on their own workers, just as China is doing right for theirs right now.

It will be ... interesting to see how this unfolds, and if the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika will decide to have a version created by Google just for its own purposes with those irascible citizens who still believe that the "Contract with America consists of the Constitution and Bill of Rights!!

Oct 24 10:24

WHITEWASHING NEOLIBERAL REPRESSION IN CHILE AND ECUADOR

SOURCE: FAIR.ORG
Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, people are rising up against right-wing, US-backed governments and their neoliberal austerity policies.

Currently in Chile, the government of billionaire Sebastian Piñera has deployed the army to crush nationwide demonstrations against inequality sparked by a subway fare hike.

In Ecuador, indigenous peoples, workers and students recently brought the country to a standstill during 11 days of protests against the gutting of fuel subsidies by President Lenin Moreno as part of an IMF austerity package.

One might expect these popular rebellions to receive unreservedly sympathetic coverage from international media that claim to be on the side of democracy and the common people. On the contrary, corporate journalists frequently describe these uprisings as dangerous alterations of “law and order,” laden with “violence,” “chaos” and “unrest.”

Oct 24 10:22

EDUCATIONAL SPYWARE COMPANY TO SCHOOL BOARDS: HIRE US TO SPY ON YOUR KIDS AND WE'LL HELP YOU SABOTAGE TEACHERS' STRIKES

SOURCE: BOING BOING
Gaggle is one of a handful of creepy companies that sell surveillance software to school districts, which monitor every keystroke and click on school networks -- they’re the latest evolution in spy-on-kids tech, which started off by promising that they’d stop kids from seeing porn, then promised they could end bullying, and now advertise themselves as a solution for school shootings, under the banner of being a "Safety Management Platform."

Gaggle has plenty of competition from the likes of Securely and Goguardian. The whole sector has undergone a massive buzzword-compliance overhaul and added "AI" to their products, using algorithms to decide which student keystrokes are worthy of being flagged as suspicious.

Oct 24 10:20

ZUCKERBERG GRILLED OVER LIBRA, FALSE POLITICAL ADS, AND MORE

With an image of himself on a screen in the background, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg testified about Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency Libra, how his company will handle false and misleading information by political leaders during the 2020 campaign and how it handles its users’ data and privacy. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Democrats challenged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on a number of issues Wednesday at a hearing focused primarily on the company's efforts to develop cryptocurrency—putting the social media executive on the defensive regarding Facebook's position on the limits of free speech in political advertising, its labor practices, and critics' claims that the company supports housing discrimination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of COURSE, he believes he is "ABOVE THE LAW"; however, this thought is nothing new for our alleged Congressional Representatives in DC, who claim that they work for the American People, when they are actually reach to amass more political and financial fealty for themselves.

Oct 24 10:03

FACE-SCANNING AI HIRES BASED ON YOUR FACIAL MOVEMENTS, WORDS AND VOICE

SOURCE: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

Your resume may not be the only deciding factor in landing your next job – it could be an 'employability score' created by artificial intelligence that has the final vote.

More than 100 big name firms are using HireVue's AI-driven assessment, which is technology that ranks candidates based on their facial movements, choice of words and speaking voice.

Although employers can pursue any candidate, some have told The Washington Post that they usually focus on those the computer system liked best -- leading some experts to question how bias the process may be.

HireVue's technology is employed by many large name companies such as Hilton Hotels, Unilever and Goldman Sachs, according to The Washington Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

HireVue could well be contributing to some really bad luck for some of us who don't come off as both beautiful, and clever; I certainly would get a "pass" on most valuations it considers critical for a hiring reference.

Oct 24 09:57

IRAQI DEFENSE MINISTER GIVES US TROOPS 4 WEEKS TO LEAVE IRAQ

SOURCE: NY POST
US troops withdrawing from northeastern Syria to Iraq are “transiting” and will leave the country within four weeks, Iraq’s defense minister said Wednesday.

Najah al-Shammari made the remarks to the Associated Press following a meeting in Baghdad with visiting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who arrived as Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the US may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq, at least temporarily.

Iraq’s military said Tuesday that American troops leaving northeastern Syria don’t have permission to stay in Iraq in a statement that appeared to contradict Esper, who has said all US troops leaving Syria would continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group from Iraq to prevent its resurgence in the region.

He later added that the troops would be there temporarily until they are able to go home, but no time period has been set.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a word, please; the gentleman with whom you should be negotiating, and right the heck now, is Muktada Al Sadr, the Iranian cleric who gave the US the ultimatum that they had to leave the moment the Original SOFA with Iraq said they should, otherwise, they would all be "fair targets" for his Mahdi Army.

Without his word on any kind of promise regarding how long US service members can actually stay in Iraq, you are just ...wasting time, and the US taxpayer's money.

I would politely like to remind you that Al Sadr is one of the most powerful men in Iraq with utterly no title or governmental job whatsoever, but it is his coalition which rules Iraq at this time.

Please remember that, in your coming negotiations, this is the only guy whose opinion really counts in Iraq.

Oct 24 09:48

ONLY COWARDS AND SADISTS SUPPORT THE PERSECUTION OF ASSANGE

SOURCE: CAITLIN JOHNSTONE

Former British ambassador Craig Murray has published a very disturbing account of Julian Assange’s court appearance yesterday which I recommend reading in full. There have been many reports published about Assange’s case management hearing, but the combination of Murray’s prior experience with torture victims, his familiarity with British courts, his friendship with Assange, and his lack of reverence for western power structures allowed for a much more penetrating insight into what happened than anyone else has been able to provide so far.

Here is a small excerpt:

Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first thing I must note was Julian’s condition. I was badly shocked by just how much weight my friend has lost, by the speed his hair has receded and by the appearance of premature and vastly accelerated ageing. He has a pronounced limp I have never seen before. Since his arrest he has lost over 15 kg in weight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Learned helplessness", is a form of torture developed by CIA psychological consultants, and has been used extensively in places like Gitmo; and Abu Ghraib.

I am quite certain that some of our British counterparts have at least "observed" these procedures done by the Yanks; and perhaps other sub-contractors have been hired, particularly if # 10 Downing Street, wanted "culpable deniability" in terms of not wanting to be duly accused of ordering this series of hits to Assange's body, and mind.

That being said, what has been done to Assange is morally, and legally, outrageous.

I would not be surprised if the man dies of some weaponised disease long before he stands trial for standing up for the truth, and embarrassing the hell out of the US government.

Oct 24 09:39

It’s now child abuse in America to try to save your child from being chemically castrated by a “woke” parent

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and this apparently includes court decisions that completely obliterate parental rights and force innocent children to undergo LGBTQ sex changes.

This is what happened just a few days ago in Dallas after a jury decided to separate a seven-year-old boy from his biological father, and place the child into the sole custody of his non-biological “mother” who admittedly wants to forcibly “transition” the boy into a “girl” using puberty blockers and cross-sex hormone drugs.

Oct 24 09:33

 A YEAR AFTER KHASHOGGI MURDER, 'ALL IS FORGIVEN' AS WALL STREET FLOCKS TO MBS' "DAVOS IN THE DESERT"

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE
When last year Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) hosted his second annual Future Investment Initiative, he was under international condemnation and scrutiny, and his invitation for major investment in modernizing the kingdom was immediately branded with pariah-status by global elites, given the event dubbed "Davos in the Desert" awkwardly came a mere three weeks after the Oct. 2, 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the consulate in Istanbul.

A year later we now know more about the Saudi state-sanctioned murder, with comprehensive investigative reports by the UN and CIA pointing the finger directly at MbS for ordering the grizzly hit and dismemberment, and though last year's "Davos in the Desert" was boycotted by a number of high profile companies and CEOs, this year's MbS-hosted investment forum in Riyadh appears business as usual once again, a mere one short year later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not only for Kashoggi and the family and friends who still grieve for his loss; it is also for every Yemeni child; woman; and man who has been cut down far before their time, in this US government-aided and abetted, ongoing slaughter in Yemen.

Most of you do not like the pictures I put up, when I mention the war against the Yemeni people; but only by continuing to tell the truth, in the best manner I can, will, hopefully, enhance the causes of peace and Justice in this war-ravaged part of the world.

Warning; these images may cause you to lose your lunch, but it is imperative that the citizens of this country have a civil conversation about how much these strikes in Yemen are "protecting American's way of life". Do these kids have to sicken and die, please, for that to happen?!?

Images:
Yemeni kids killed or severely crippled by US-assisted Saudi Air Strikes

2. Images: children suffering massive deformities due to Saudi use of depleted uranium in Yemen. That picture of that tiny, failing infant on the exam table, says it all; I so want to reach through that computer screen, hold them in my arms, and comfort them, for at least a couple of moments; but of course, the one thing that the people of this country have a really difficult time comprehending that their government has been consorting with war criminals, which makes this country's population war criminals as well. So, what are we going to do about it, keep ignoring this?!?

Images; Yemeni children dying of starvation because no food can get into the country

Images: Yemeni children dying of cholera, because the Saudi/US forces have destroyed the water infrastructure

I cannot, and will not, turn away from these images; these children are NOT collateral damage, but kids who need healthy food and water; an education; loving parents; and an opportunity to fulfill whatever they can do successfully.

Please, share this article with your friends and neighbors, and please, not on line; all this information will be deplatformed immediately by those forces for evil/profit, who want to see the slaughter in Yemen continue, as that means big bucks for their stock portfolios in the MIC (Military industrial Complex) with which they are making a killing, literally and figuratively.

Oct 24 07:17

From Planet Earth to Middle Earth the Ring of Power WILL GO INTO THE FIRE.

What I am telling you here, which is the truth, is that the humanity in humanity, worldwide, is a Saving Grace. These are the people who work in the stores and offices you visit. They pass you in the streets. They fix your car and they sell you your car. They attend those sporting events you go to, the concerts and movies. They are your neighbors and they are all HUMAN BEINGS and it is NOT the way that the social influencers and manipulators tell you with their, “If it bleeds it leads.” You get from people what you invest in them and Love overpowers everything, PERIOD.

In the Lord of the Rings, there was that final battle on the Fields of Cormallen. It was called the Battle of the Morannon. The army of The West was greatly outnumbered. Many might have felt they were marching into certain death.

Oct 23 16:03

India plans to launch LARGEST facial recognition system to target criminals as country’s murder rate drops to lowest in DECADES

The homicide rate in India is the lowest it has been since the early 1960s, the new data shows. The government wants to curb it even more by installing a country-wide facial ID system to track “crime patterns.”

Oct 23 15:33

Big Pharma scam: Researchers use A.I. to “detect symptoms” of anxiety and depression; Algorithms to push psych drugs onto children to maximize pharma profits

Recently published research promises to use AI (artificial intelligence) to detect signs of depression and anxiety in kids. The mainstream media has been quick to herald these efforts as a hail-Mary for young children with mental health issues that often go unnoticed. But what the media neglects to mention is the fact that this technology is ripe for abuse by Big Pharma.

Millions of young children are already prescribed Big Pharma’s psych drugs, but the industry is bent on making sure every man, woman and child is on at least one type of pharmaceutical. Now, the pharma-medical industrial complex is teaming up to ensure no stone is left unturned — and no child is left un-drugged.

Oct 23 08:48

Tulsi Gabbard on Abortion: Abortion should remain legal and accessible

Gabbard believes that abortion should remain legal and accessible.
She voted against a proposed ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Ban discrimination based on sexual preference, identity.
Gabbard has changed her position since she entered politics at age 21.
She was initially anti-abortion, or opposed to increased abortion access.

Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services.Gabbard co-sponsored Women's Health Protection Act

She is all over the place. A waffle. See the pattern yet?

Oct 23 08:39

LGBTQ Statement by Tulsi Gabbard

She was anti LGBTQ and now she is pro. There is a pattern here folks!

Aloha.

In my past I said and believed things that were wrong, and worse, hurtful to people in the LGBTQ+ community and their loved ones.

Many years ago, I apologized for my words and, more importantly, for the negative impact that they had. I sincerely repeat my apology today. I’m deeply sorry for having said them. My views have changed significantly since then, and my record in Congress over the last 6 years reflects what is in my heart: A strong and ongoing commitment to fighting for LGBTQ+ rights.

Oct 23 08:26

Tulsi has a consistent record of advocating for sensible gun control.

Tulsi has a consistent record of advocating for sensible gun control. She has long called for reinstating a federal ban on military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines, requiring comprehensive pre-purchase background checks, closing the gun-show loophole, and making sure that terrorists are not allowed to buy guns. Tulsi has an F-rating from the NRA, a 0% rating by the Hawaii Rifle Association, and a 100% rating by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. She is focused on building bipartisan solutions that can actually be passed into law, rather than using the issue as a partisan political football.

Oct 23 08:19

Is Tulsi Gabbard Controlled Opposition?

By wmw_admin on October 23, 2019

Antifa Fascist Fangirl Tulsi Gabbard posing with Evan Duke, leader of Portland Antifa and Occupy ICE pic.twitter.com/XIBJg62qed

— badluck (@badluck_jones) October 20, 2019

Of course she is! She hates the 2nd Amendment. She is a supporter of the LGBTQ movement which is castrating little boys and masculineizing little girls! She is in favor of abortion. She is a feminist. She is in favor of illegal immigration. Believes in so-called climate change. And she supports Israel.She is in favor of almost everything that is destroying America! She is a dyed in the wool socialist!
By the way Evan Duke has been indicted in Portland for rioting among other things. 2 felonies and one misdemeanor.

Oct 23 07:17

It begins: The Left has successfully criminalized speech, resulting in arrests, fines, and maybe even jail time for merely saying the wrong words

According to PJ Media, a pair of UConn students were recently arrested for shouting racial slurs outside a dormitory.

Yes, we know. Racial epithets and slurs aren’t very nice things to be saying, much less shouting. But the Constitution’s First Amendment specifically protects speech that isn’t threatening or calling for criminal activity or violence against another person.

Our founders knew that not all speech would be welcomed by all Americans all the time. But they also understood that all speech should be protected all the time because that’s the mark of a truly free country, where individual liberty is cherished more than hurting someone’s feelings.

That is, until now:

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